Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Deal-licoius Debby

The blog is officially one year old. I want to thank you for continuing to stop by and read my posts. And since I still feel like a newbie I ask you one favor:

What can I do to keep you coming back? What would you like to see me post about? What would be most helpful to you or most enjoyable? Don't be shy. I'd love to hear your ideas.

Plus, I am going to start repeating some of the tips I gave out almost a year ago for those of you that may have missed them with a little revamping...

Thanks again to all of you that visit and comment. It has been a wonderful first year.

Friday, February 25, 2011


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Have you signed up yet? It is free and it is easy. Go here to get started.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rite Aid Stop

I got the above pictured item in 3 transactions. I didn't think that the Tuesday I went there would be anything left, but there was actually quite a healthy supplry of everything I was looking for. So I had to go home and get more coupons to return on
First Transaction:
3 Baby Products $2.99 each
used $3 off 3 coupon
got back $6 in +ups
(Free after +ups)
2 Oreos 2/$6
used $1/2
used $1/2 from Video Values
got back $3 in +ups
($0.50 each after +ups)
I also used a $1 Video Value Coupon.
I used +ups to pay and then had to hand over $1.64??? For tax and the rest that wasn't covered by +ups. (Got back $9 in +ups)

Second Transaction:
2 Sucrets $2.99 each
used 2- $1 coupons (I couldn't find the $1.50 - might not have gotten it)
got back $4 in +ups
5 baby products - used same deal as above
(used another $3 off $3 and a $2 off $2)
2 more oreos - used same deal as above
I had one last $4 off $20 Video Values Coupon that I was holding on to. So I had to pay with $16 in +ups. I paid a little over a dollar oop. and got back $17 in +ups

Third Transaction
3 Sucrets - same deal as above
2 more baby products - same deal as above
2 M&Ms - Valentine clearance $1.99 each
used $1.50 off 2
I paid with $12 in +ups and $1.23 oop. I got back $10 in +ups for the next time.
So overall, I paid almost $4 fo everything above and still have over $30 in +ups to use. I didn't get all of the +ups here. have some $10 ones that I am saving because they don't expire until April and I will need diapers!!!!!
How did you do????

Wegmans Stop

There are some great coupons and sale prices ending this week. So we are eating out of our pantry so that we could use our grocery money to stock up.

Here is some of what we got:

6 Folgers $2.49 each
used 3 - $1/2 coupons
made these $1.99 each

5 Almay eye make-up removers $1.19
used $2 off coupon from 1/23 SS
made these free

2 Miracle Whip $2.99
used 2- $0.75 coupons from *doubled*
made these $1.49 each

2 dozen eggs $1.29 each
used $0.55/2 smartsource coupon *doubled*
made these $0.74 each

2 Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes $1.69 each
used 2 - $0.75 coupons *doubled*
made these $0.19 each
(There were smaller cans that would be free, but no useful for the meals that my family makes...)

2 Gain fabric Sheets $3.49
used 2 - $3 coupons
made these $0.49 each

MILK $1.79
I can't tell you how many people comment in this price.... helps to average out the NYS gas prices...

I grabbed a few other items, like meat and potatoes...

I spent $30 and saved over $36!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still loving Wegmans.

Chocolate Pretzel Snacks

Here is a quick and delicious treat that I use for parties and get togethers. I cannot take credit for this idea. It actually came from a couple of students that I had in previous years. The girls brought this in as a treat one day and I could not stop munching...

Here's what you'll need:

Pretzels (I use Snyder's "Snaps")
chocolate wafers (found in the bulk section)

Here's what you do:

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

Place pretzels on a cookie sheet. Then place one chocolate wafer on top.

Place in over for about 2 minutes. It has to be just enough to heat up the chocolate so that it will stick to the pretzel.

As soon as it comes out of the oven place an M&M in the center and let cool.

Then try not to eat them all before your guests come over.

I use these at parties, movie snacks, and on the road for a sweet treat.

More Wegmans Coupons

There are so many Wegmans coupons floating around out there. I had heard about this booklet, but hadn't had the chance to look for them until this week. My store had a ton of them near the Pharmacy.
Here is what it included:
$1 off Any Top Care Facial Skin Care
$1 off Any Cover Girl Face Makeup
$1 off Aveeno Shampoo or Conditioner
$1 off Any Cean & Clear
$1 off Revln Lipstick
$2 off Aveeno Facial or Skin Care
$1 off NEW neutrogena naturals
$1 off maybelline eye makeup
$1 off Weg Fish Oil
$1 off top care thermometer
$1 off Weg Vitamin C Supplement
$1 off Weg Ultra Complete
$15 off Nicorette
$1 off Weg Calcium +D
$5 off Top Care blood pressure monitor
$1 off Tums (60 - 150ct)
$1 off Eucerin
$1 off Sensodyne
$1 off Weg Sunscreen
$1 off Topcare lotion
$3 off Abreva Cold Sore Treatment
$1 off Top Care Glow Lotion
$1 off Aquafresh Iso-Active
$1 off Biotene
$1 off Huggies Wipes
$0.60 off Kandoo Sensitive Wipes
$3 off Weg Jumbo Diapers
$1 off Li'l Goat's Milk
$1 off Method Baby items
$3 off Good Start Formula
$0.50 off Topcare Baby Wash or lotions
$1 off Aveeno Baby
When I get a chance I will look up some prices to go with these coupons!!! I hope you find them.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wegmans Match-Ups with Smartsource Coupons

Here are some current prices with the available coupons at Remember that prices are based on a Rochester, NY store.

Halls cough drops $1.19 - $1.59

use $0.50/1 *doubled*

makes these $0.19 - $0.59

Chex Cereal $3.29

use $0.75/1 *doubled*

makes this $1.79 per box

Cinn. Burst Cheerios

use $0.75/1 *doubled*

not sure if these are available at stores yet

Duncan Hines Brownie Mix $1.69

use $0.50/1 *doubled*

makes this $0.69 each

Golden Grahams 12oz $2.99

use $0.75/1 *doubled*

makes this $1.49 per box

Toaster Strudel $1.99

use $0.60/2 *doubled*

makes this $1.39 each (but will have to buy 2)

Frugal Winter Fun!

Are your kids off this week? We are and we are having fun. There are some incredible activities in the Rochester area (Museum of Play, Dinosaur exhibit at Museum & Science Center, etc.) But you can keep it simple too. We try to get as much fresh air as possible. And going to our backyard is free!!!

What are you doing this week?

Making time for me... without a whole lot of $$$

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Being a mom, a teacher, and a blogger doesn't leave me with a whole lot of time for just me. I am sure that the mommies out there know what I am talking about. And I know other teachers out there would agree too. Now I know that some of my colleagues go to the spa, get their nails done, or even go out to happy hour. And I don't see anything wrong with them spending their time and money in any way they want, but I don't have these options. So what is a girl to do?

Well, here are some of the things that I do to find time for me and not break our very small bank:

1.) I get up before my family to exercise. You can get DVDs with your swagbucks online through Amazon. Or you can just do exercises on your own. I even use an inexpensive jump rope. Or most of you know that I also LOVE to run. It is cheap and keeps me happy.

2.) I shut and lock the door when it is time for a shower. Now this might sound silly to some. But for a long time, my little ones would even follow me into the bathroom. I never had a moment alone. AHHHHHHH I was going crazy. So now, I make sure my hubby is around and tell him that I don't want to be interrupted. It is glorious and doesn't cost anything extra.

3.) My hubby and I purchased a dish washer. This one probably sounds non-frugal. Well, in a sense I think it is. I believe that my time is worth more than money. And it felt like I went to work, went for my afternoon run with the kids, made dinner, and then washed dishes. That was the evening. Really sounds great doesn't it? So a few months ago my hubby and I did our homework. We started watching the deals and researching stores and options. We found one that fit our budget and got it. I swear it was the best purchase we ever made. I have my life back. Now my family can play an evening game, play outside, or work on my little loves reading and writing and I can be a part of it. And not feeling guilty about the time with my family helps me not feel guilty about the time I take for me.

4.) I save redbox codes for "chick flicks." I used to feel bad about renting movies that I only watch. But when you are getting one for free it doesn't seem so bad. I only get to do this one about once a month. It is usually a Saturday when hubby it out, babe is sleeping, and my little love it doing "art supplies."

5.) I try to do some of the shopping alone. Sometimes it might just be a quick trip to Rite Aid, but since couponing and finding deals are something that helps our family and something I enjoy, I try to get a few minutes alone where I can wander to any part of the store, look at things that aren't on my list, and just get to think. If you've been shopping with a little one recently, then you probably know just how great going to the store without someone begging, pulling things off the shelves, needing to use the bathroom, and so on.

Now obviously, what I do might not work for everyone, but I hope that it gets you thinking about ways you can get a few minutes for yourself just about everyday. Find something you love or something that will help you relax and find a way to fit it in your day and budget. And enjoy this great life we've been given!!!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wegmans: Consistent Low Prices

If you ever look at the Wegmans weekly circular, I am sure that you have seen the term "Consistent Low Prices." I am going to abbreviate and call them CLPs. At first, I was kind of annoyed. Wegmans kept posting these in the circular and I thought they were trying to trick people into thinking these items were on sale. As time went on, and I got better at comparative shopping and coupon matching, I realized that these products were better than on sale. These were prices that were always that low. I didn't have to rush in time to make the sale. And if I didn't get enough when I stocked up, the price was the same weeks and sometimes months later. To me the CLPs are more of a guarantee that I will be able to afford to get what my family needs.

So that being said, I am very excited about the recent press release from Wegmans. They are guaranteeing a consistent low price on 40 different items throughout the rest of 2011. And it isn't silly stuff. These are items that everyone uses: produce, pasta, meat, laundry detergent, and even yogurt. Because they have included many varieties and sizes this ends up including around 200 different items.

You can see all the items and prices for your local store here.

What do you think about this????

Monday, February 21, 2011

$20 Credit for RueLaLa

There is another chance for the $20 credit for Rue La La. You can go here to sign up through this PayPal link. I am so glad this showed up again. I missed it last time. I hope that you don't miss it too.

More Wegmans Coupons

I did get word from Wegmans that top shoppers received the $14 coupon booklet. It was based on dollar amount spent when using the SCC. So if you shop without using your SCC or is you use someone elses you wouldn't have as high of a dollar amount qualifying you for the coupon booklet.

My hubby is on his way to Wegmans... no surprise there... And that got me to thinking about their mysterious coupons. Yesterday my mother in law brought over her leftover coupons. Yes... she brings me whatever she doesn't use. She is wonderful. And inside the bag was a coupon booklet from Wegmans. I finally have proof that there are some other Wegmans coupon booklets being sent out. I did not receive this one if the mail, but my mother in law did just a town over. She cut some of them out to use her self, but I could see that there were coupons for Wegmans yogurt,$1 off Wegmans Chips, $1 off $5 for a number of different items (meat, sushi, prepared foods, nature's market, etc.)

I am still not sure who is getting these or why. I shared with you the two coupons I got in the mail. I love basically up the street from Wegmans. And my mother in law is about a 15 minute from Wegmans and got the "booklet." So I am not sure if it has anything to do with distance. The booklet also said thank you for being a great customer. (I am about to call my mom and see if she got one... and if she wants them..he he he)

On a side note: The blog is about a year old now. I still consider myself fairly new at this. With Wegmans being one of my main blogging topics, I am just asking anyone out there reading this to let me know what I can do to make the Wegmans post more useful. Is there anything out there that you would like to know that I am not covering? Thanks for your help and support :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yes... another quick Rite Aid stop

I was only a couple dollars from the $100 mark for the $20 reward. It still seems crazy that they will hand you $20 to spend when I only gave them about $5... but I am not complaining. I'm thankful. Because now I have the $20 to get more diapers.
I went in looking for more freezer bags for the harvest season and our wonderful garden. They were out. So I got this instead:

2 Ziploc container 2/$5
used $1.50/2 coupon
got back $2 in +ups
(kind of like paying $0.75 each)

3 Hormel Chili $1.50 each ($4.50 total)
used $1.50/3 from All You
and $1/2 & $0.50/1 from Video Values
got back 3-$1 +ups
(kind of like making $1.50 for purchasing)

I used a $1 off Video Value coupon as well to lower the oop and +ups I would need. I handed over $4 in +ups and $0.36 to cover tax. I then got back $5 in +ups and my $20 reward.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Today is FRIDAY which means it is a mega swagbucks day! So that means you can earn more points today while you are searching. And I wanted to let you know that Swagbucks will graciously give you 50 free swagbucks on your birthday. I got mine a couple weeks ago. Plus, with the new coupons section of the website my points have been adding up alot faster than usual. All the coupons can be printed from the swagbucks website and redeemed for 10 swagbucks each.

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Wegmans Coupon Policies

I thought that it might be helpful to break down Wegman's Coupon Policy by location. I hope that you find this helpful.

New York (except Johnson City), New Jersey, parts of PA (Downington, WArrington, Collegeville, Malvern, Erie, and State College) and Fredericksburg, VA

- coupons will be doubled if their face value is $0.99 or less
- only 4 like coupons will be doubled per day. If you have more than 4 you'll get the face value off for the remaining coupons only.
- only 4 manufacturer's coupons for FREE products will be taken per day
- you can use one manufacturer's coupon and one store coupon. The discount can not be for more than the price of the item. (no overage)
- only one coupon can be used on club packs or bulk items
- they do NOT accept internet coupons with the word free
- you have up to 2 weeks to bring in coupons that you may have forgotten with your receipt

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The previous coupon policy applies, except that when they double coupons the maximum amount taken off is $0.99. So a $0.75 coupon becomes $0.99 off (not $1.50 off).

Johnson City, NY, parts of PA (Allentown, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Scranton, Williamsport, and Wilkes-Barre)
The previous coupon policy applies, except that when they double coupons the maximum amount taken off is $1.00. So a $0.75 coupon becomes $1 off (not $1.50 off).

Virginia and Maryland (except in Fredericksburg)

The previous coupon policy applies, except that when they double coupons only coupons with a value of $0.50 or less will be doubled. So a $0.75 coupon stays $0.75 off, but a $0.50 off coupon becomes $1 off.

When I post my deals I base them on the NYS coupon policy. Please keep this in mind as you are planning your grocery lists.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My heart skipped a little

The other night, I made homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner. I thought we had crackers, but my hubby had left an empty box in the cupboard. So he ran to Wegmans. When I checked the receipt I saw that he had used a coupon, but I hadn't given him one. So I asked him about it. He said there were tear-pad coupons near by and he thought he should use it. I almost cried!!! This is coming from the man that just a few months ago was hassling me about not wanting to use our time on clipping coupons, not wanting to bring coupons with him to the store, etc. He just keeps amazing me....

Wegmans coupons!!!!!

Yesterday I received coupons in my mailbox from the Wegmans Pharmacy. It said thank you for my business.... I did use the pharmacy in January for my little love because she had an ear infection, so I'm not sure if everyone is getting this coupon or not.

It included:

$1 off any $4 Health and Beauty purchase
$1 off any $3 Nature's Market purchase

As I read the options I instantly thought of the $2 off Almay coupon to see if there could be some good deals. Right now the Almay smoky eye shadow is on sale for $4.99. So if you use the Wegmans coupon and the Almay coupon you could get it for $1.99.

And don't forget to sign up at for the fresh news e-mails. This week's coupon is $1 off any Wegmans Bake and Rise Pizza. These run for $3.99. So after the coupon it is only $2.99. My family has eaten these and they are pretty good.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wegmans Deals

Here are some current Wegmans deals. Remember that these prices are based on Rochester, NY area stores where coupons $0.99 or less can be doubled. Please check with for your local store's coupon policy.

Wegmans Brand
Milk 1 gal $1.79
Shredded Cheese or blocks of cheese 2/$4
Cream Cheese 8oz $0.99
Pasta (Penne, shells, etc.) $0.79
Cotton Swabs 375ct $1.50
FYFGA Organic Yogurt Cups $0.69
8pk paper towels $4.99

Other Deals

Health & Beauty

Suave Shampoos and Conditioners $0.77
(I think the coupon out is for professionals products only...)

Oral B Advantage 2/$1.50
use 1 - $1 off from P&G insert to make these free

Crest 6.2oz toothpaste $1.99
use $1/1 or $1/2 from P&G insert depending on which was in your area
$1.49 - $0.99 each

Colgate Total $1.99
use $.50/1 from 2/13 SS *doubled*
$0.99 each after coupon

Softsoap Handsoap $0.99
use $0.35/1 from 1/30 SS *doubled*
(I know that my area received $1/2 or $1/3 instead of the $0.35/1)
makes this as low as $0.29 depending on coupon

Softsoap Bodywash (in bins near registers) $1.69
use $1/1 or $0.75/1 from 1/30 SS
(again this coupon depends on your area)
If you got the $0.75 *doubled* it could be as low as $0.19 each!!!


Goldfish 2/$3
I have seen peelies out there for $1/2 but this depends on if you can find it.

Doritos 2/$4

Garden of Eatin' Tortilla Chips 2/$4
My store had tons of peelies $1/1
makes this $1 each if you can find the coupon!!!

Cheez Its 2/$4
use $1/2 from 1/30 RP???
$1.50 each after coupon

Triscuits, wheat thins, and other crackers $1.99
use $1/2 from 1/30 SS????
$1.49 each after coupon

Little Debbie Nutty Bars $1.19

2 liters Coke products 5/$5


Perry's Ice Cream $2.99

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches $3.99
use $1/1 from All You
$2.99 each after coupon

Eggo Waffles $1.99

Hot Pockets (pizza) $1.69
there was a smartsource printable $.50/1 I think you would have already had to print it, but might not have expired yet. Would make these $0.69 after *doubled*

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $1.99
use $0.60/2 Smartsource printable *doubled*
$1.39 each after coupon


Folgers $2.49
use $1/2 from 2/6 RP
$1.99 each after coupon

Egglands Best 18ct $2.99
use $.50/1 from various magazines *doubled*
$1.99 after coupon

Arm & Hammer Laundry detergent $1.99 for 50fl oz
use $1/2 2/13 SS
$1.49 each after coupon

Gain fabric sheets $3.49
use $3 off from 2/13
$0.49 after coupon

Betty Crocker Brownie Mixes $0.99

Kikkoman Soy Sauce $1.69
use $1/1 printable
makes this $0.69 each

More match-ups coming next lunch break...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lips Smackers at Rite Aid

I went back yesterday, armed with my $1/2 coupon I mentioned the other day. And I found these and many others marked 75% off. So before coupons the lip glosses were $0.69 and $0.73. This is still a great deal if you already used the coupon back in December. I am going to check anothe Rite Aid and see if these are on clearance there too. I'll let you know.

Wegmans: Clearance Toy Finds

While at Wegmans, my love and I were traveling through the clearance stuff. We found Toy Story and Princess "suitcases" and small bins starting at $2.92. We also found sticker books for $0.39. I'm thinking these might be nice to stash away for Easter or if you have a "gift closet" for future gift giving needs.

I found them near the seasonal/dishes section near the registers.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rite Aid: Lip smacker & Bonne Belle Clearance

While at Rite Aid I noticed some lip smackers clearance deals 75% off! I think there still might be a $1/2 coupon

here that was posted in December. This should make it near free. I cannot guarantee that this will be on sale at your Rite Aid too. Please don't run out just for this!!!

Weekly Rite Aid Trip

So my hubby's +up account has almost reached the $100 mark for the $20 reward, so I decided to sacrifice so +ups to get some extras and get us to that $100 mark so that another $20 +up would be in my Rite Aid envelope.

I was not able to find any Dove at any of the Rite Aids I tried, but here is what I did get:

2 Ziploc Freezer bags 2/$5
used $1/2 to make them 2/$4
got back $2 +up

2 Ziploc Sandwich bags 2/$5
used $1/2 to make them 2/$4
got back $2 +up

4 bags of m&ms 2/$5
used 2- $1.50 off printed coupons
made these $1.75 each

2 Chex Mix 2/$3
used $1/2 from an insert and $0.50 Video Values
made these $0.75 each
got back 2- $1 +ups

2 Lays Stax 2/$3
got back 2 +ups

2 Maalox $4.99
used 2- $5 off coupons
got back 2- $1+ups

1 bag of cheesy puffs $1.25
(I had one little love that patiently went from Rite Aid to Rite Aid and I gave in)

1 candy bar that little love ate because I was short $0.27 from being able to use my $20 +up to pay for all of this.

So I paid with a $1 Video value coupon, a $20 +up and $0.96 oop. I got back $10 in +ups and I am not sure, but think that I am only a few dollars away from the Reward, hard to tell because the receipts keep changing. I am going back tomorrow because "my store" handed finished unpacking their delivery and the manager thinks there might be Dove inside them..... We'll see.

Wegmans: Gain dryer sheets $0.49

If you have the Sunday paper, then your redplum section may have some great Gain coupons inside. I got $1 off detergent and $3 off fabric sheets. I know others got better coupons, but I am still excited because I really needed the dryer sheets.

At Wegmans $3.49 per box
use $3 coupon from 2/13 Redplum
total cost $0.49

While I was there I also noticed that the Phil Cream Cheese Cooking cream is $2.49
use $1.50 off from to make it $0.99

Friday, February 11, 2011

Surviving Valentine's on a Budget

We are on an extremely tight budget since my hubby lost his job in January and we lost my vehicle.... ugh. But love is still in the air at our house.... and I figured it might be at your's too.
To keep the mood right here are some frugal ideas I had:
1.) You could get a $25 gift card for $2 at use code LOVE
(Just remember that you usually have a minimum that you have to spend to use these... so you'll still need some cash.)
2.) Get some pink or red colored post it notes and write love notes to your love and stick them all over the house where he will find them....
3.) Make it a red day... every meal has something red. I'm thinking spaghetti and meatballs for dinner
4.) Put the kids to bed early, if you can, and just have a few extra minutes alone together where you can talk uninterrupted.
5.) For the kids, make their lunch special - stick in a little love note and cut their sandwich in a heart shape, make heart shapes rice crispies and stick that in too
6.) Read Valentine's books that you can get at the library.
7.) Have your children right valentine's to each other with all the reasons the otehr sibling is great (or draw for the little ones)
8.) Last year I grabbed some Valentine's goodies after feb 14th on clearance to give to them this year (pencils, notebooks, etc.) Be thinking about this next week as your shopping....
Valentine's day is special at our house, not because of the money we spend, but because of the extra kind acts that we try to show each other.
If you have a frugal valentine idea I'd love to hear it.

Multigrain Cheerios & a giveaway

I am going to admit, one of my new year's resloutions was to lose weight. Not much, but enough to feel comfortable in my clothes. So I have been getting up early each morning to pack my salad with chicken and do my work out... no matter how tired I am. However, so far, I haven't lost a pound!

So when I was given the opportunity to try Multigrain Cheerios, I was excited to see if maybe this change would help move that scale. Thanks to Cheerios and MyBlogSpark, I got the cute bag, water bottle, and snack container with a box of Multigrain Cheerios and a code to access all sorts of helpful tools and tips for my weight loss journey.

The Cheerios are delicious. Normally I am a Honeynut Cheerios fan. But these are great. I have been using the little purple container to pack Cheerios as a snack each day for that 3:00pm calling that leaves me craving sugar and chocolate and.... well all of those yummy naughty things... The Multigrain Cheerios have a sweetness to them and a crunch that makes them perfect for that dragging late afternoon snack attack.

Inside of the box is an access code that will allow you to use all sorts of great tools on the Multigrain Cheerios website. There are recipes, workouts, a BMI calculator, a 7 day plan, and even a section to keep on track through encouragement and motivation. This is great for someone that just needs an easy place to start.

Would you like to try them?
You could go to Multigrain Cheerios website and print a $0.75 coupon. (This will double at some stores)

Or you can enter to win the same prize pack pictured above. All you have to do is leave a comment below stating how the tools on the Multigrain Cheerios website could help you on your weight loss journey. And leave your email address so that I can contact you back. I will use on February 28th to pick a winner from the comments provided. Only one entry per person.

All opinions are 100% mine. I was not compensated for this review, but I was sent the pictured items for free from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rite Aid Stop

I went to Rite Aid on Sunday, but just to look for frosting and get diapers. I didn't have my coupons ready to go again until today.

At my first stop I grabbed:

6 boxes of cereal $1.99 each
I used 2- $1/3 from redplum to make each around $1.66 each
then I got back $3 in +ups from the Frosted Flakes
(I believe the Rice Crispies also may be producing a +up.)

2 Halls Cherry $2/2
used $1/2 and $0.50 VV to drop price to $0.50 for both
then got back $1 +up

2 boxes of Cheez-its $1.99 each
used $1/2 to drop price to $1.49 each
then got back $2 in +ups

This scenario would have been better with a $4 off $20 if I had had one with me....I had to use $12 in +ups to pay for this and $1 Video Value coupon (and $0.42 oop). I got back $6 in +ups. It wasn't free, but we were running low on my hubby's fav - Apple Jacks. Like I said before, he can eat a box in a sitting.... and he's still so skinny...

While I was there, one of my favorite managers handed me this little Rite Aid bag with a mug, flash light, pen, and bag of Doritos and said it was customer appreciation day. How cute!!! Anyone else get this?

I went to a second Rite Aid to try and find paper towels. The other was out. I was able to get 4 and some more Halls for hubby.

4 Paper Towels $1.29 each - on sale BOGO Free
used 2- $1/2 coupons from P&G insert
made these $0.29 for 2 or about $0.15 each

I got more halls with same deal as above minus the Video Values Coupon

And I grabbed two peanut butter hearts $0.50 each
used a BOGO coupon that was about to expire
made these $0.25

I used another $1 Video Value Coupon here and only had to pay $0.32 oop. And I got $1 +up on my receipt. Not too bad.....

The trucks come in on Saturday to my fav Rite Aids, so I am hoping they will have more frosting. But we will see.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to me...

My family recently celebrated my birthday. I love birthdays and unfortunately this was not a good one. I woke up so dizzy I couldn't stand. And the day got worse from there. At one point, after my cake fell on the floor, I put the babes to bed and said, "The heck with it.... tomorrow is a new day." I have next year to look forward to, when I turn 30!!!!

So anyways, here are some great birthday freebies you might want to sign up for to make your day even better:

Free Starbucks drink when you register

Free dessert at Jack in the box

Free scoop of ice cream at Baskin Robins

Something from Sephora

And here is a list of a whole bunch more.

Happy Future birthday to all of you!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wegmans products we LOVE...

Right now Wegmans is celebrating 10 years of their Menu Magazine and some of the great Wegmans brand items that have become part of our everyday meals. Part of their celebrating is a giveaway worth $150.

According to the contest page, here is what will be included:

•Gift Basket of an assortment of Products We Love from the winter issue of 2011 Menu ($110 value), including Wegmans12-inch Saute Pan, Wegmans Basting Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Thai Culinary Stock, Super Pasta and more.
•A Wegmans Gift Card will be given for the value of all perishable items ($40 value).

All you have to do to enter is

1.) Leave a comment sharing what Wegmans brand item you have fallen in love with over the past ten years.
2.) Be sure to subscribe to the Fresh News Stories Blog by email.

Sounds pretty easy to me!
You can go here to submit your comment and enter to win. You have from now until February 28th.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pamper Gifts to Grow

I am only 300 points away from my little man getting the "big wheels" on the Pampers Gifts to Grow site.
Here are 20 more points to help you get closer to your reward:



There are non-baby prizes too, like a mini food processor and deals on picture prints! What are you saving your points for?

Wegmans Shopping

My hubby ran into Wegmans the other day for milk and bread since we are always running out.... and much to my surprise.... there are Wegmans coupons on the receipts!!!!
So far I have seen:
Pepsi (possibly buy 3 get one free??? couldn't totally read because it was cut off)
Turkey Hill Iced Tea $1/2
If you've gotten any on your receipt let me know and we can start a master list with price matches. Plus, I've always been able to use a Weg coupon with a manufacturer's coupon to make some great deals. So we'll have to start looking for sweet match-ups.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jose Ole Coupon

There will be an amazing $2.50 off coupon for any Jose Ole 16oz product. Right now the coupon available is $1, but at noon it changes over to $2.50!!!! Go here at noon and get your coupon.