Thursday, December 30, 2010

Want to save some GREEN on HBA products?
Head out to Kroger for the P&G mega deal event.
Buy 4 participating items and save $4 instantly!
This is a rundown of my trip today....sorry no picture available.
Charmin 12-pk (double rolls) $5.99 - $3 eQ (wish I had a paper Q too)
Downy $4.99 - $1/1Q - .50 eQ
3 x LRG Dawn Dish Liquid $2.49 each - 3 x $1/1 & 1 x .50/1 eQ
Herbal Essence $2.89 - $1/1 Q
Gillette ProGlide Razor $9.88 - $4 Q
6 x CoverGirl eye shadow singles $2.55 each - 6 x $1/1 Q's
2 x Coast Soap $1 each - 2 x $1/1 Q's
3 x Old Spice Deo's $2.29 - 3 x $1/1 Q's
7 x CapriSuns $1.77 each - 7 x $1/1 Q's
4 x Keebler crackers $2.99 each - $1/2 Q's
8 x Keebler cookies $2.39 each - $1/2 Q's
3 x Herr Cheese Puffs $2.99 each
**got credit for 4 P&G deals $4 WYB 4 participating items = $16
**got credit for 2 Keebler deals $3 WYB 3 participating items = $6
***I should have read the tags better because the Keebler deal was a limit of 2 per transaction UGH
****I can submit for the Kelloggs Calendar Rebate for buying 10 participating items in a transaction which will refund me $10
*****Also received 10% off this transaction from the Kroger loyalty program
Total $45.90
**Also eligible to send in for the $110 P&G coupon booklet for buying $50 in participating items

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Let's go Krogering !

12 Sierra Mist - ( mega .79) $1/1 Q's
1 Pepsi - (mega .79) no coupon
10 Nivea Lip Balms - ( mega $2) 5 x BOGO (deducted $2.99 each original price)
2 Marie Calenders - (mega $1.68) $1/1 and $1.50/1
2 Pringles - (mega .99) - $1.50/1 Kroger Cat
2 Carnation Creams - (mega .49) .50/2 doubled
Daisy Sour Cream - (mega .99) .35/1 doubled
1 jar of Cheese Puffs that I couldn't resist $4.99 - no coupon
Paid - $8.59 of which $3.27 was tax
Savings of 92%

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Walgreens Deal Alert

If you are a WAGS shopper, you might be interested in this deal. Receive $5 RR for every $25 you spend in store Up to $20. I myself despise WAGS but I might have to investigate and see if it will be worth my trouble.

Good Deal Alert

12/5 Smart Source has a coupon for $5/1 Q which will net you a FREE Hungry Hungry Hippo travel game at Target or Walmart. These are great for Toys 4 Tots or school gifts.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

CVS BlackFriday FREEbies!

I almost forgot to make a trip to CVS because I have been tied up with cooking and cleaning but thankfully I remembered and my store was stocked.
Here's a low down on what I got:
(I had no ECB to start with but did have a $5/$25)
1 colgate sensative toothpaste $3.99 - FREE Q
1 LA Looks w/free trial attached $2.99
1 Listerine pocket pack $2.99
2 M&M king sizes $1.59 each
5 Reeses .79 each
1 earbud set $6.99
1 Gillette Deo $4.00 - $2 Q
2 x Herbal Essence $3.99 each - 2 x $1/1 Q's
1 Biolux Shampoo $1.99 - FREE Q
used $5/$25 CVS Q
Paid $26.11 O.O.P.
got back ECB for everything except biolux
Transaction #2
1 Colgate Sensative Toothpaste $3.99 - $1/1 Q
1 Listerine PocketPack $2.99
3 x M&M King sizes $1.59 each
1 Carmex lip balm .99
2 x herbal essence conditioners $3.99 each - $1/1 Q
2 earbud sets (got 3 kids you know)
1 Gillette deo $4.00 - $2/1 Q
2 Sierra Mist $1.99 BOGO - BOGO Q
ECB's ($7.98, $6.99, $4, $3.95, $3.99, $3.18, $2.99, $2.99)
Got back ECB for Listerine, Colgate, M&M's, Carmex, and Gillette
Transaction #3
Renuplus Shampoo $4.99
Renuplus Conditioner $4.99
Eucerine lotion $6.99
Used ECB's ($4.77, $3.99. $4, $2.99, .99)
got back $9.98 and $6.99 ECB
shampoo/conditioner both had Try Me Free tags so I will send in for rebates! :)
**SHUCKS I forgot to use my $4 ECB when you spend $20 coupon
I am sure I could have had less O.O.P. to start with but I was in a hurry.
Sometimes I just go with the flow.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kroger Fun!

Sorry no picture to post!
1st transaction
5 packs of Duracell batteries $1.98 each - $1.50 Q's
2 x Edge Shave Cream $2.52 on sale BOGO - BOGO Q (deducted $2.75)
used a $1 OYNO
Paid $2.35 Out of Pocket ($1.18 of that was tax)
2nd transaction
2 boxes of Trix $1/2 Q + .55 ecoupon
2 boxes of Cookie Crisp $1/2 Q + 2 x /75 ecoupon
1 Coco Puff
1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1/2 Q + .55 ecoupon
2 Lucky Charms $1/2 Q + .55 ecoupon
6 Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls .50/1 Q + 2 x .40 ecoupons
2 Pillsbury Pie Crust $1/2 Q + .50 ecoupon
4 Pillsbury break&bake cookies 2 x $1.25/2 Q + 2 x $1/1 ecoupons
Register deducated $20 for the GM B4G$4 promo
Paid 11.95 Out of Pocket
got back $3 OYNO
**some of my ecoupons didn't come off and my OYNO's were shorted but I was in a hurry and got tired of arguing with customer service.
Still not bad!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Visit Kraft First Taste to print a $1/1 any Planters Q
then print the .75/1 Target IP for any Planters
combine the two to get a FREE jar of Planter's Sunflower Seeds at Target!
My kids are going to love this treat!

Not usually a Walgreens fan but I got this for $3.40 O.O.P. today!

2 x Pert on clearance $2.19 each - $1/1 Q's

Finesse Hairspray on clearance $2.19 - $1/1 Q

10 Butterfinger Bars - 5 x $1/2 Q's

Gain $1.79 - 4 x $1/1 Q's

***Make the magic happen with the WAGS store coupons

Gain Detergeant sale price coupon .89 each (subtracted $3.60)

Butterfinger sale price coupon .39 each (subtracted $1.69)



TAX $1.37

TOTAL $3.40

Maybe not as good as other people can work the deal....but it works for me!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A fellow couponer needs our help to help her non-profit group win a contest sponsored by Pepsi.
This is a volunteer organization whose members have children with a rare genetic syndome called Dup15. This syndrome results in developmental delays, autism, seizures, and an increase risk of sudden death. If the group wins the grant from Pepsi, they plan to use the money for Research and Family support. Please take a moment to visit this link to help my coupon buddy out. I'm sure that a few seconds of your time can help change lives.

Terrific Target Deal

with this Target IP, I was able to get 4 pairs of sleep shorts and 2 camis for $1.38 O.O.P.
Hurry go print this Q because it's gone and go check out the clearance rack at your local Target!

Save $10 off any purchase totally $25 and up in stores ,, and catalog with this coupon .
Hurry ends today!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SURPRISE in the mail today!

I received this nice kit of household cleaning products from SC Johnson Right At Home. Apparently, I won the sweepstakes that they host regularly. I've heard that people really do win their contests but they don't seem to post a list or contact you - they just send your goodies. So I'm thrilled to let you know the rumors are true and you can win. Visit their site here to register for their current giveaway of $100 Everyday through December 30th. Good Luck! LMK if you win!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Krogers - Mega Deal

So, I totally cleaned up at Krogers today! I love the mega deals! First round, I spent $155.29 and saved $173.24 which means my total before coupons was $328.53 (OUCH, I'd seriously hate to pay that bill). Second go round this evening, I spent $50.56 and saved $100.77 which means my bill was $151.33 before coupons. All together, ended up with $479.86 in groceries for $205.85 which is way less than half.

A brief rundown on what I bought: 5 pks of Fresh Chicken Breast, and a nice big London Broil Roast, broccoli, salad, bananas, canned beans, corn, fruit cocktail, peaches, tomatoes, soups, taco fixings, chillis, frozen pizzas, hotpockets, toaster strudels, chicken hot wings, gatorade, bottled water, hot chocolate, boxed muffins and cookie mixes, refrigerated cinnamon rolls and cookies, 3 gallons of milk, ice cream, toilet paper, paper towels, Tide, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deoderants, body wash, and the list keeps on going. You might say that I am fairly well stocked on a lot of fact so much so that my cabinets are bulging and so is my mini-deep freezer.

I stocked up on pork chops and hamburger last week. Oh, and I have some more Gain Q's that I need to swing by Walmart to use for free dish liquid. I do need to find a sale and Q's for some dish washer detergeant soon as I am down to my last three boxes....LOL!

Thank you Krogers and all my friends who shared coupons with me.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Raise Awareness against National Hunger!

To raise awareness about the National issue of hunger, Hamburger Helper is partnering with Grammy-award winning artist, Tim MGraw to help Feeding America deliver millions of meals to local food banks through the Show your Helping Hand campaign.
You can support this campaign by submitting codes from specially marked boxes of Hamburger Helper at For each code entered HH will donate .17 cents which is enough for Feeding American to deliver one meal to a local food bank. HH is proud to have already donated more than half a million to this program and is committed to contributing up to $100,000 more through this program.
Please take a minute when you get a code and make a difference in someone else's life!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

6 bags of Ore-ida and 2 Renuzit air freshners for less than $2.
Ore idea $2.44 each B2G1 FREE
used 3 x $3/2 Q's
Renuzit .94 x 2
used 2 x $1/1 Q's
I lost the receipt but I remember it was just a little over a buck!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

You could win a $100 Walgreens card here.
Play daily now thru Dec 10th.
Good Luck! LMK if you win!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot of Christmas!
Can you believe it? November is upon us and everyone is beginning to start thinking about the holidays. One of my favorite things about this time of year is the special cards we receive from friends. My kids love to hang them around the house to display them. This year I found this wonderful site which allows you to personalize your cards. I am so excited to order my own set with my children's photo so that my friends can see how much they have grown through out the year. I know I always love getting photo cards from my friends for just this reason. Kids grow up so fast. I think this one "Ho Ho HO" is the one I will go with. What do you think?
I would suggest that you check out the following:
I think that you will be surprised at how reasonable their pricing is and how easy it is to upload your pictures and create your own personalized cards for this holiday season's giving.
If you are a blogger, you can actually earn 50 FREE cards by registering here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fabulous GiveAway sponsored by The Freebie Fairy

The Freebie Fairy is hosting a giveaway of the extremely popular toy that's sure to be this Christmas's #1 most sought after item on everyone's shopping list. Be sure to visit the
my pillow pets website to order for the special price of $19.95 of course they are also available at Toys R' Us. Better yet maybe you'll be the lucky winner of Freebie Fairy's giveaway :) Hurry because the drawing is held on November 5 at 7 PM.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tomstone Pizza - High Value Q

Tomstone just released this $1/1 12" pizza Q just in time for Halloween!
These are part of the Kroger Mega deal this week where you can score them for .99 each with this coupon.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Go here to sign up for your FREE sample.

Visit Facebook and 'Like" Food Should Taste Good for a FREE bag.o register to receive a coupon
Great coupon for Krogers this week.
Totino's pizza rolls are on sale for $1/box!
Go here to print the coupon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Play McDonald's Monopoly game here for a chance to win!
Here's two codes to get you started: CHANCEMONOP & MCRFREECODE

My kids love Smucker's PB&J sandwiches and so do I but for totally different reasons. My kids love the way they taste....I love the way I can reach in the fridge and throw them in the lunchbox. You can register to receive a coupon for a FREE box here today at 12 pm EST.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Today's Parade section had a coupon for 2 FREE 5 x 7 HP Photo Greeting Cards
(no purchase necessary-expires 11/8) from WalMart.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Be sure to scan your CVS card! There is a CRT for $5 off any Halloween costume/accessory/decoration printing. You should be able to score some FREE Halloween goodies! I myself got a mask yesturda.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sign up here to become a member of Vocal Point and register here to receive a FREE box of Barilla Pasta via a coupon received in the mail.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I got mine.... how about you?
Go here to register for you coupon good for a FREE 24-ct bottle of Advil.
It's my favorite time of year! Kroger time! This week is Mega Deal time at Kroger which means that when you purchase 10 participating products you save $5 INSTANTLY on your order. I can't wait to do the Q match-ups. Look for my shopping post later this week. And, hey let me know what you bought this week too.
Play Kraft's instant win game here for a chance to win coupons. These products are part of the Kroger Mega Deal :)
Play the Kick Off to Savings game for a chance to win free products from Krogers.
Each person has the chance to win twice.
Let me know what you win by commenting here :)
Target has Kraft string cheese on sale for .50 each this week!
Print the $1/2 any Kraft string cheese product coupon from the Target website
FREE cheese.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Walgreens FREE 8 x 10 photo collage. Go here to upload your pictures and create a collage. Use code FBCOLL and choose in-store pickup to get it totally FREE. Offer good thru Friday, October 1st.

I'm thinking that this would make a great Christmas gift paired with an inexpensive frame..

Friday, September 24, 2010

After the birth of my 3rd child, I registered with the National Bone Marrow Registry as part of an effort to find a match for a local 3 year old girl who was in desperate need of help. I wasn't a match for her and so far I have not been matched with anyone else but I am still in the system in case someone ever needs my help.
A 9/11 hero, Roy Chelsen, is in need of a match now. He is a firefighter who survived the terror of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Four years after his heroic acts, he was diagnosed with a cancer of the blood called multiple myeloma. Chemo put him into remission until 2008 which is when he learned he would need a bone marrow transplant for which he is still waiting.
Please take a moment to consider registering. You never know if, when, or who you might be able to help. It takes just a few minutes of your time and a sample of your blood to type. You can check out this link to find out more about how you too can help.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My "Sniff Sniff Hurray" kit arrived just in time for a sink full of dirty dishes. As much as I hate doing dishes, I was excited to give the new Gain dish soap a try. I absolutely love the smell of Gain laundry detergeant and was pleased to find out that the dish soap has the same lovely fragrance. Not only did it clean my dishes to a spotless shine it left my hands feeling great. Thanks to MyBlogSpark for giving me the opportunity to test this wonderful new product and also to Procter & Gamble for supplying the kit. I also received 3 cute t-shirts and 3 $5 Walmart gift cards. I used the gift cards to stockup on more Gain dish detergeant and laundry powders and I shared the t-shirts with friends. I had a few coupons for $1/1 Gain dish liquid which I also shared with friends and encouraged them to redeem them at Walmart as they have the soap on sale for .97 each which means FREE with Q.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My 1st Spark

The wonderful folks at Myblogspark contacted me about testing the new P&G Gain dish washing liquid. For once in my life, I am excited about doing dishes LOL. I love the smell of Gain so I am excited about trying this new dish detergent.

Myblogspark is sending me a "sniff, sniff, hurray" kit provided by the Procter & Gamble Company. This fabulous kit will include: the Gain product, 3 t-shirts, bubbles, and 3 $5 WalMart giftcards to test and share with friends. which of my friends has the most dishes to wash?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Krogers trip

Milk, Charmin 32-pk, 10 x Sobe, 5 powerades, 1 8-pk powerade, 5 pks Caprisun, 4 pks ChipsAhoy, Pillsbury Fudge brownies, 2 x GG corn, 2 Old El Paso season mixes, 1 Old ElPaso hard shell, 1 Old ElPaso soft shell, 2 x Kroger single serve fish stix, 1 Digiorno Pizza, 1 BC mini delights, 5 x NV granola bars, 2 x BC potatoes, 2 x Qkr granola bars, 2 x BC supreme brownie mixes, 2 x BC cookie mixes, 1 Wonka bar, 2 cases of Aquafina, 2 broccoli, 1 cauliflower, 1 case of clementine, 4 peaches, 2 Kleenex handtowels, 2 soft soaps, 6 movie theater boxed canies, 1 bunch bananas, 1 pk pretzels, 1 pk Kraft string cheese, 1 pk Kraft shredded cheese, 1 NV nut clusters, 1 heft lunch bags, 9 pks peanuts, 1 Dole bagged salad, and 2 BC fruit snacks.
Total spent $84.04
Savings $125.75 + more considering it's football time and we now have drinks and snacks to save us trips to the concession stand. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


FREE spaghetti from Ronco go here to sign up and they will send you FREE spaghetti. Offer good for residents of AL, AR, IN, KY, MS, and TN.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

FREE money $$

Want to earn FREE gift cards or FREE money? It's easy! Click this link to become a member of swag bucks and start earning points/bucks to cash in today. And as a matter of fact, following my link will give you 30 bucks to start out with so what are you waiting for? It's easy! I just cashed out for $25 Amazon Gift Cards at the end of July and I have already cash out for $10 more this week. WooHoo! If I can do it so can you!

DiGiorno - FREE

Follow this link to the Facebook website and like the product. You will then be allowed to print a $2/1 coupon. Target has these $2/$4 this week = FREE pizza.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

When I tell people that I am a coupon shopper, they usually look at me like I'm crazy. I often hear, well I don't waste my time clipping coupons because it isn't worth it. I also hear that you can only get "junk" with coupons. Well check my recent Kroger's shopping trip....What's in my buggies?
32-ct DBL roll of Charmin, 7 Fusion ProGlide Razors, 7 Old Spice Body Washes, 7 assorted deoderants, 2 Covergirl eyeshadows and mascaras, Tide HE 64 load box, 1 Dole bagged salad,
5# Clementines, 2 x ChipsAhoy cookies, 2 doz. donuts, 2 pks of granola bars, 9 individual pks of peanuts, 1 box of toaster struddle, 2.5# peaches, 18-ct eggs, 7 lrg. cereal boxes, 2 x OreIda fries, 4.5# pork tenderloin (sliced free), 10 x Smart Choice frozen entrees,4 RibEye steaks, 3 lb. Tyson Chicken tenderloins, 4 pks of Kraft cheese slices, 1 pk of Kraft cheese shredded, 2.5# green grapes, 2.5# red grapes, 2.5 # peaches, 1#blueberries, 1# strawberries, 2.7# bananas, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Maybe not my best shopping trip but I still save $161.11 in coupons!

Total Cost for all of this = $156.53 but since I have not been shopping in at least 3 weeks, I feel I did alright. Other than the 2 pks of cookies and 2 doz. donuts, everything is either a healthy item or a necessary household/hba item. So Junk? I think not. Waste of time? Definitely not.

I still need to buy milk...but another local grocery store gives you a milk ticket every time you purchase a gallong and I have enough to get some milk FREE. So I'll be getting my milk for FREE this week.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kroger Summer of Savings

Check out Kroger's Summer of Savings contest. Enter and spin everyday until
September 11,2010 for the chance to win! There are over 150,000. So far I've won a pack of Kool-Aid Fizzers and a bag of Halls Refreshers. After playng the instant win game be sure to register your Kroger Plus card and load it with digital coupons. There are some great money savers there to maximize savings by matching with the $4 off instantly when you mix & match P&G products. The beauty of electronic/digital coupons is that they work in addition to any manufacturer coupon you have in hand.
I will be back this afternoon with details of my Kroger trip.

Monday, July 26, 2010

She Speaks

She Speaks recently sent me a 6-pc. set of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid bowls to test drive. I absolutely love these bowls. The are dishwasher safe. Do not stain. Nest nicely inside of each other to save space. Are great in the microwave. Love Love Love this product. I highly recommend that you purchase them. I know that I will be looking to fill my cabinets with them ASAP.

Kroger Deal - Crayola Money Maker

Kroger has a money maker right now on Crayola.
Expo, Papermate, Mead, Sharpie, Crayola, Avery,Five Star, Uniball, and Bic: spend $20 get $4 or spend $10 get $2 ONYO. Crayon 24-ct packs are .25 each this week. The before Kroger card price is counting but you have to buy something in addition to the crayons for it to work. Good Luck!

Walgreens Dentyne Deal

Wags has Dentyne on sale for 3/$1 there is a coupon for .99/3 in the July coupon booklet found in store.,..through July 31st this means FREE gum!

Money Maker on Neutrogena Sunscreen at CVS

Buy 2 Neutrogena Sunscreen (1 oz) at $1.99 each use 2 x $2/1 any Neutrogena sunscreen Q
get back $10 in ECB = FREE plus MoneyMaker


You can earn prizes fast and easy by using SwagBucks to search the internet. Click this link to sign up!

Time to get back to business.

ELLE-TN has taken too much time off from bloggin about deals for a few reasons but now it is time to get back to business and start making the magic happen. My stockpile is gone! So let's get busy.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year!!

Happy New Year!
I hope to continue blogging about my deals. They seem to have been far and few between these days.
If you are reading my blog, please know that I pray that your family will be blessed with happiness, health, and wealth during 2010.