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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Still got that Parade Magazine? Good!

 If you haven't thrown out your Parade Magazine yet from the 3/7 Newspaper, pat yourself on the back!  Now that you feel like a winner, go clip out the $1/1 Wheatables coupon & the $1/1 Poligrip coupon (I don't care if you have dentures or not, this could make you money in a drugstore scenario one day!)

Wheatables are on sale for $1.99 at Target through 3/13, and I'd imagine we'll see other uses as well.  Any good idea of ways to use this one already?  Leave a comment gals!

Kroger Highlights: 3/7 - 3/13

This is week #2 of Kroger's Cartbuster Event - and there are a few great deals to be had!  Most of the freebies are carryovers from last week (Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, etc), but the 28¢ Green Giant veggies are SWEEET!

There are also a few Catalina Deals running this week- same as last week:

*BettyCrocker Fruit-Snack Catalina
Buy 3 ~ Get $1.50, Buy 4 ~ Get $2.50, Buy 5 or more ~ Get $3.50 OYNO 
*Nature Valley Granola bars/Clusters Catalina
Buy 2 ~ Get $1, Buy 3 ~ Get $2, Buy 4 ~ Get $3 OYNO
*Fiber One Bar Catalina
Buy 3 ~Get $1.50, Buy 4 ~ Get $2.50, Buy 5 ~ Get $3.50 OYNO


Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb
Fresh Ground Beef 5 lb Pack $1.79/lb
Russet Potatoes 5 lb Bag $1.38
Dole Mushrooms 8 oz $1.50

Grocery Deals:

Hershey's King Size Candy Bars $1
Use $1/1 from 1/10 SS *Dark Choc. Only
(makes it FREE!)

Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.50
Use 50¢/1 from 2/7 SS or PRINT or PRINT
Stack with 50¢/1 Cellfire or Shortucts
(makes it FREE!)

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $1.50
Use 50¢/1 PRINT, PRINT or PRINT or 2/7 SS
Stack with 50¢/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts
(makes it FREE!)

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes 66¢
Use 40¢/1 PRINT
Stack with 40¢/1 Shortcuts
(makes it FREE + overage!)

Chex Mix $1.50
Use 50¢/1 PRINT or PRINT
Stack with 50¢/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts
(makes it FREE!)

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $1.28
Use 50¢/1 PRINT or PRINT
(makes it 28¢!)

Barilla Pasta $1
Use $1/2 from 3/7 SS
(makes it 50¢ ea)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.79
Use 50¢/2 PRINT or PRINT
Use 50¢/2 Cellfire (= $1.29 ea)
Buy 4.  Use 2 Paper coupons + 1 Ecoupon.
(Pay $4.66 ~ Get $2 Catalina Coupon = 64¢ ea)

Fiber One Bars $2.29
Use 40¢/1 PRINT or PRINT or $1/2 from 1/31 SS
Stack with  40¢/1 Cellfire
Buy 4.  Use (4) 40¢ Coupons + the 40¢ Cellfire
(Pay $5.56 ~ Get $2.50 OYNO = 71¢ ea)

Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.29
40¢/1 PRINT or PRINT
Stack with 40¢/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts
Buy 4.  Use (4) 40¢/1 + Both Ecoupons
(Pay $5.16 ~ Get $3 OYNO = 54¢ ea!)

Betty Crocker Muffin Mix $2
Use 50¢/1 PRINT or PRINT
Stack with 50¢/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

Pillsbury Biscuits, Crescent, or Cinnamon Rolls $1.25
Use various 40¢/2, 30¢/2 PRINTor PRINT
Also various Q's in 12/13, 1/3, 1/10, 27 SS/GM Inserts
Stack with 40¢/2 SweetRolls on Cellfire or Shortcuts
(makes as low as 65¢ ea)

 Zatarain's Rice Mix $1
Use $1/4 1/24 RP
(makes it 75¢ ea)

Totino's Pizza Rolls 15 ct $1
Use 60¢/1 from 2/7 SS
(makes it 80¢ ea!)

Old Orchard Juice 64 oz $1.67
Use 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it 67¢ ea!)

Gorton's Fish Products $3.94
Use 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it $2.94!)

Home/Health& Beauty:

Prevacid 24 Hour $26.99
Use $10/1 Kroger E-Coupon LOAD
Stack w/ $10/1 from 2/28 Parade Magazine (Get it HERE if you don't have it)
Use the Rebate also from Parade Magazine*Regional (or Get it HERE)
(makes it $6.99 ~ Get $$$ Back!)

BOGO Physicians Formula Facebook Coupon

Register HERE to get a free BOGO coupon for Physicians Formula Makeup!
This is a GREAT coupon, because when that Physician's Formula goes BOGO at Rite-Aid or CVS in upcoming weeks (I'm assuming it will eventually) you will get 2 products FREE!  *This will be sent to your inbox, so check your spam messages as well!

Logic of using a BOGO Coupon on a BOGO Sale

NOTE: The following only applies to stores who offer "True BOGO" (I.e. Drugstores & Florida groceries).  Stores that really give you 1/2 off each item no matter how many you buy, don't apply in this reasoning.

I get lots of questions about using a BOGO on a BOGO sale - how can it make both free?  Is is cheating?  What stores allow this?  I've had problems with it myself - probably 50% of the times I've tried, I've been denied.  Sometimes even made to feel like I was doing something dishonest or illegal.  Well folks, here's the logic and the documentation to back it up!

Logic behind BOGO Coupon on a BOGO Item:

When a store offers BOGO, the customer pays for one item, and the store gives you the 2nd item free. (Item # 2 is FREE)

When you use a bogo coupon, the cashier writes Item # 1's Value (i.e. $4) on the coupon and sends it in to the manufacturer. The company doesn't care what the store sale was, they just reimburse the store for the $4, in effect paying for item #1.  (Item #1 is FREE)

Just because you are smart enough to take advantage of a store offer at the same time as a Manufacturer offer does not mean you are "Cheating". This is totally ethical, and is even supported in the Rite-Aid Coupon Policy HERE
and the CVS Coupon Policy HERE.   Here's the Rite-Aid Quote:

"If a customer presents a Buy One Get One Free coupon for the purchase of two items that are on a Buy One Get One Free promotion; we accept the coupon, essentially making both items free."

Walgreens is a different story, since they don't have an official coupon policy.   If your store doesn't understand/allow the BOGO logic - it's best to just surrender and find a store that is more coupon-knowledgable/friendly.

Rite-Aid Deals: 3/7 - 3/13

This is a pretty good week at Rite-Aid!  If you don't normally play the Rite-Aid Rebate game, this is a good time to get your feet wet and try it out.  Besides all the normal rebates, there is a $10 Right-Aid Gift Card wyb $30 in P&G Products (Those will have a PG beside them to remind you).  Ask for double receipts on these P&G purchases, so you can also use them to send in for your $100 P&G Coupon Booklet!
  • Get Rite-Aid Video Values Coupons HERE - earn 20 pts. and get a $5/$20 Printable!
  • Print a $3/$15 Rite-Aid Coupon HERE and a $5/$25 Coupon HERE.  
  • You should use these BEFORE any other coupons, when your total is highest.  This is A-OK and even addressed in the Rite-Aid Corporate Coupon Policy HERE (Take a copy with you just in case!)
Best SCR Deals:

Oral B 3D ToothBrush $2.74
Submit $1 SCR #39 (Limit 1)
Buy 2, Use BOGO from 3/7 P&G + 75¢/1 from 2/21 P&G
(Makes it 74¢ for 2) PG

Metamucil $9.99
Submit $5 SCR #13 (Limit 1)
Use $3/1 from 3/7, 2/7 P&G
(makes it $1.99) PG

Pampers Wipes $2.49
Use 50¢/1 from 2/7 PG
(makes it $2 ea) PG

Pampers Diapers $9.99
Use $2/1 from 2/21 P&G (also $1/50/1 from 2/7 PG)
(makes it $7.99) PG

Gillette Fusion Cartridges $14.99 
~Get FREE Fusion/Satin Care Shave Gel
Use FREE Cartridges wyb Buy Fusion Razor ($11.99) from 3/7 P&G
Use $1/1 Shave Gel 2/7 P&G
(Buy Razor, Cartridges, Free Gel = $26.98 Use $5/$25 + 2 coupons above.  Total is $9.99 for all 3 items.) PG

Almay Eye Makeup BOGO (PSA $5.99)
Submit $5 SCR #7 wyb 2 (Limit 1)
Use (2) $2/1 from 2/7 SS
(makes it FREE + $3 Moneymaker!)

Gillette/Old Spice Deodorant $4
Submit $2 SCR #34 (Limit 1)
Buy 2 Gillette Deodorant + 2 Bodywash
Use $3/$15 Rite-Aid Printable
Use $4/2 from 2/21 P&G
Use (2) Free Gillette Bodywash wyb Gillette Deodorant from 3/7 P&G
(makes it FREE + Overage!)

Claritin D $17.99
Submit $3 SCR #9 (Limit 1)
Use $3/$15 PRINT
Use $4/1 from 2/21 SS or $3/1 PRINT 
(makes it $6.99) 

Best Coupon Deals

Skittles/Starburst: BOGO
Use BOGO from Facebook Promo HERE
(makes both FREE!)

Covergirl Cosmetics BOGO
Use BOGO from 2/7 P&G
(makes both FREE!)

*Extra-Good Covergirl Deal (Thanks, Hip2Save!)
Buy 4 CoverGirl Products = $15 or more
Use $3/$15 + (2) BOGO Q's
(makes it FREE + likely overage to go towards other items in your cart!)

Renu Travel Kit 99¢
Use $1/1 PRINT
(makes it FREE!) 

Nestle Nest Eggs $2.44
Use $1/2 PRINT
(makes it $1.94 ea)

Toiletry Stock-Up:
Buy Gillette Fusion Razor, Cartridge 4-Pack, Shave Gel, (2) Oral B Toothbrushes
Total = $32.46 (That's $32.46 towards your $50 for the Coupon Book!)
Use $5/$25
Use Free Cartridge Coupon from 3/7 P&G
Use $1/1 Shave Gel from 2/7 P&G
Use BOGO Oral B from 3/7 P&G
Use 75¢/1 Oral B from 2/7 P&G
Pay $11.73 ~ Get $1 SCR + $10 Gift Card
(Makes it 73¢ Total!)

Baby Stock-Up:
Buy (3) Pampers Diapers + (1) Pampers Wipes
Total = $32.46 (That's $32.46 towards your $50 for the Coupon Book!)
Use $5/$25
Use (3) $2/1 Pampers from 2/21 P&G
Use (1) 50¢/1 Wipes from 2/7 P&G
Pay $20.96 ~ Get $10 Gift Card
(Makes it $11.96 for 3 packs of Pamers + Wipes!)

Staples $1 Printer Paper!

 Running low on printing supplies?  Staples will have printer paper for only $1 after rebate starting today! 

Hammermill Printer Paper 500 sheets $1 (after rebate)
Sign up for the Easy Rebate Program HERE, and find out how to use it.

Need Ink too?

123 Inkjets has a 15% Off code right now!  Just go HERE and see if your printer type is available. 
When you get to checkout, use code FROSTYINK to get your discount.  If your order total is $55 or more (Buy a couple cartridges at once to save!) you will receive FREE Shipping as well.  This code is good through 3/31

Right now, go through Ebates and get an extra 16% Cashback!  New to Ebates?  Join up now and get a $5 Sign-Up Credit.

Simplify Sundays: 3/7 (Being God's Hands & Feet... By Spring Cleaning!)

Debbie McCuiston, self-proclaimed "Queen of Clutter-Free", does a segment for us each Sunday on simplifying our lives, getting rid of "clutter", and focusing on what's important.  We're really excited about this new segment - and hope you are too!  Take it away Debbie....
Well ladies it's almost spring time!!! Praise the Lord!! If you are like me I love the snow. Not the day after when it starts to melt, or the mess it makes, but the time it is snowing. If it's winter and cold I believe it needs to snow. I don't like to be cold if it is not snowing. See, I am a Florida girl. I was born in New York but the family moved to Florida when I was 1 yr old. So when I moved to TN. in the late 70's to attend Bryan College, I had never seen snow. You could shake the rug out and I would be out taking pictures of the "snow".  I love the snow and all the warm fuzzy feelings that go with it. But now the possibilities of a good snow are over and I am ready for spring. 
I love everything about spring!! The cool mornings, warm afternoon and the signs of everything coming back to life. Bring it on!! Have you noticed it doesn't get dark at 5 in the afternoon or that  you can hear the birds first thing in the morning?
I know you will find this had to believe but one of my favorite things about spring is "spring cleaning". No, I have not lost my ever loving mind. I do not live to clean but spring cleaning is a whole different world than regular  "saturday chore day". I love to open the windows and feel that fresh air with abit of a chill left in it. It feels so clean and fresh. All the germs that have been hiding in your home all winter now will be blown away with that spring air. My outlook on life even changes. I want to move more and play in the dirt, get the gardens in, fill up the bird feeders and dust off the patio furniture. By this time in the last of winter I start to notice all the things I have left undone. I am not sure why I notice the dirt and dust more, maybe it's all that sunshine or I go the eye doctor this time of year. But whatever it is --- boy do I have some major work to do.
One of the strangest spring cleaning rituals  I was introduced to a few years ago was the practice of "wall dusting". I grew up in a home that every wall was and still is covered in the famous 70's paneling. My dad oiled these with "Old English"oil once a year. It smelled for days. But never did we dust the walls. (guess they did get dusted during the oiling). I finally decided it is a Southern thing and I am so glad that Southern women care enough to take spring cleaning to a whole new level. With the invention of the swifter, dusting walls is a breeze. You won't believe the dust and grime that has collected on the walls while you weren't looking. Makes me glad the lady with the white glove test hasn't come in a few years. (Maybe she retired to a beach in Fla). Once you dust your walls you will be able to tell the difference right away.  Be advised this will begin the spring cleaning frenzy. Everything must be cleaned. I have thought of having a few baseboard washing parties and providing all the pizza you can eat. So far no one has returned the RSVP card. 
Now I am going to be perfectly honest with you, if you are a smoker you will need to wash your walls and baseboards with some warm soapy water. You will be surprised how yellow they have become because of the nicotine.  You will need to wash until ALL the yellow gunk has been washed away. Helpful hint - these are  great items to save for the next time your teenager breaks curfew. 
Spring is the time to be outside, but don't think these things don't need to be done--the lady with the white glove may come out of retirement just to check your walls and baseboards. Or if I get all of mine done and I am really, really bored I may drop in for a "little visit".  While you are down there cleaning those baseboards you will realize that they need a fresh coat of paint. (Reminds me of the children's story "If you give a mouse a cookie") Go ahead and get that paint brush out and paint away. If you have crown molding don't forget to get the ladder out and take a wet rag and wipe them down also. You will really be surprised how much better any room will look just by doing this simple task. Don't think you can only do halfway up the walls, unless you want to explain why you went with 2 shades of the same color on all your walls. By now you are probably are saying--"There is no way in God's green earth I am washing my walls--Ha Ha!"  I guarantee you will be thinking about it every time you set down to watch TV. So you might as well get them done and move on.
I realize that in the great scheme of things clean walls and baseboards don't mean a thing. But I also believe that if you have been blessed with a roof over your head, whether you rent or own your home, we are to take care of what we have been given. If you are not in great health or your life is in turmoil right now, don't worry about the baseboards. But if you have a dear friend that wants to help out in someway--remember you have a project you have been wanting to get to and they would love to help out. Sometimes God calls us to be His hands and feet , and wants to use us to bless others' lives.  Whether it is to have our home clean and ready to have a group of women in to allow you to invest in their lives, or to bless someone by humbling yourself enough to clean their walls and baseboards. Too often we ask God to use us but we want to be used on some grand scale--it is the simple act of serving others that is the biggest blessing to others. You will be surprised how blessed you will be by allowing the Lord to create a servant's heart in you. Being a blessing to others takes on a whole new look. This week get a jump start on your spring cleaning and when you are finished look around your part of the world and find someone that you can be a blessing to!!!!  Never pass up a opportunity to help others, you never know when you might be entertaining angels.  God is at work even in the simplest of tasks. Never under estimate the power of God to take the simple and bless the world!!!  Make sure you don't miss out--start at home and then branch out. 
Please email me at with the results when you step out of your comfort zone and become a blessing to others each day.

FREE Nursing Cover-Up

I nursed all 4 of my boys, but I supplemented with formula when they got a bit older and I needed a night away (Don't get me started on my pumping troubles...)  Even if you don't end up using the free formula, this is a GREAT item to drop off at your local pregnancy help center!

P.S. If you are a nursing mom or about to be one, you can snag a FREE UdderCovers nursing cover HERE! Just use code "ONEFREE" at checkout and you'll only pay the $7.95 S&H charge.  Also makes a GREAT Babyshower gift!

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