Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ben & Jerry's update

***Note: The deal is expired. Sorry ***

Just found out the Ben & Jerry's $3 off coupon is a "brick" don't forget to print it twice! Just wanted to give everyone the heads up! Enjoy breaking your new year's resolutions early in the new year!

***NOTE: Meijer has pints of B&J for $3.59...only $0.59 each after coupon, so bought 2 with coupon for only $1.18 (84% savings!) One of them was for Amee for her reward for reading through the bible in one year! Yeah Amee!! The other was for me...for saving 84%! :O)


FREE USB Flash Drive

Here is a link to request a FREE USB Flash Drive. I don't know how big of Flash Drive it will be yet. If I find out I will post an update. From what I hear it is legit and the company will call you to verify your info before they send it to you!


FREE Green bag from Mantra

Here is the link to get a Free Mantra Green Bag that is enviroment friendly. Hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Year's eve!


Ben & Jerry Ice Cream $3 off Coupon

Here is a link to get an coupon emailed to you for $3 off a pint of Ben & Jerry's (our favorite ice cream ever!) I dont know about you guys, but we love Ben & Jerry's. The hardest part will be to choose which flavor to get!


Actually, it is the un-official ice cream for hikers on the Appalachian Trail too!

My CVS Trip

Here is my 3 transactions at CVS this week. I saved 97%, 99.57% & 100% respectively. Pretty good week at CVS.

Transaction #1
1. (2) Colgate Total 4oz Toothpast - $2.99 each (normally $3.89)
- Had (2) $1.50 off coupons
2. (1) Nova Max Blood Glucose Machine - $9.99 (normally $59.99)
** used the $3 off $15 coupon **
Total: $67.77
CVS savings: $56.80
Coupons: $3.00
ECB's used: $6.00
Total savings: $65.80 (97% savings)
Total OOP: $2.32
ECB gained: $13.99

Transaction #2
1. (2) Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner - $3.50 each (normally $4.99 each)
- $3 off of 2 Pantene products (P&G recent coupon)
2. (1) Shick Quattro Razer for Women - $8.99 each (normally $9.99)
- $2 off of 1 Shick Razer (P&G recent coupon)
3. (1) can of Pringles (filler) - $0.99 each
** Used $3 off of $15 coupon **
Total: $21.96
CVS savings: $6.97
Coupons: $5.00
ECB's used: $9.90
Total Savings: $21.87 (99.59% savings)
Total OOP: $0.38
ECB's gained: $7.00

Transaction #3
1. (4) Cool Mint 250ml Listerine $2.99 (normally $4.59)
- perfect timing cause just used last of my Scope!
** used Rainchecks from 12/21 Christmas deal - basically free **
Total: $17.16
CVS savings: $17.16
Total Savings: $17.16 (100%)
Total OOP: $0.00
** actually with this the clerk didn't know how to work the new system, so she rang it up as free with I didn't even have to pay tax. Just walked out with all four bottles!

So, I hope to give the glucose meter to either the community center to give to a person who may need it or go to a community clinic and give it to them since it was free! Also gave one of the 2 toothpastes to the Food Bank (along with 5 other things of toothpaste that I have collected for free since Nov - and still have 6 left for us!)


2008 Year in Review

Milestones of 2008
1. Hiked 1011.5 Miles of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mnt in Georgia to Harper's Ferry, W. Virgina over 2 months! Met some great friends and saw some amazing views of God's country!

2. Went to Alaska to Denali NP and saw my first bear and moose. Went on our 2nd cruise as well.

3. Started a new job at Clarian Arnett Hospital.

4. Started using coupons and sale deals and saved $1,033.99 since mid-November on groceries and toiletries.

Goals for 2009
1. Read throught the Bible in one year.

2. Run the Kentucky Derby and Indy Mini Half Marathons

3. Research getting into long distance running

4. Continue to use coupons and store deals to save in grocery bill, and also help add to local food bank at FBC.

5. Hike more of the Appalachian Trial this year (probably 1-2 weeks worth)

6. Continue to grow in being a godly husband and leader for my wife!

Hope you enjoy 2009!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lean Cuisine's & Dodge Ram Updates

Hello all,

Just wanted to let you know updates on a couple of my posts, so that you have all the correct info in order to save more money or in case of the Dodge Ram deal...make some money!

***Note - The Lean Cuisine's dont go on sale till Jan 1st, 2009 at Kroger and the sale price is 6 for $10. So if you use both coupons once you get 6 for $7 or $1.17 a piece! Click on the Lean Cuisine to be linked to the post and coupons.

***Note - Here is an update on the Dodge Ram test drive and get $50 Visa Gift Card. I went to the Chrysler-Dodge dealership off of US 52 and told them about the deal. He game me my number that I needed and I didn't even have to test drive the truck! Yeah. So basically that was the quickest $50 I have ever earned! Click on the Dodge Ram link to be taken to the story.

Ironic thing is that Chrysler and Citibank are the 2 companies that are doing this promotion. Both are recipients of our Government in essence you are just getting your hard earned tax dollars back from them! So...go and get your money!

Making some money today,

$50 Visa Card to Test Drive a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500!

Hello all,

I realize the car companies are hurting, but this deal is pretty interesting. Here is a link to get a free $50 Visa Card just by test driving a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500!

I guess after printing out the form to take into the dealership, it says you dont need to test drive it if you live in NJ, OH, TN or MD. I also have heard that many times if you tell them that you are there for the gift card, they wont even require you to test drive it!


Lean Cuisine Coupons

Kroger is having a great deal on Lean Cuisines at $1.88 each, so in conjuction with these 2 coupons makes them $1.38-$1.48. So stock up now...I know my wife will be! She eats these all the time at work! Make sure you print off 2 each by hitting the back brower till it re-prints!

$2 off/5 Lean Cuisine Coupons
$1 off/2 Lean Cuisine Coupons

Here are the Kroger & Meijer Deals for 12/29 (Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!)



Funnies VI

I just love Calvin & Hobbes! Here is one that pretty funny regarding our financial mess!

Hope you enjoy,

Monday, December 29, 2008

FREE Book for Pregnant Ladies!

I don't know how many my readers are pregnant, but here is a great gift for anyone you may know that is pregnant or is trying to get pregnant! Fill out a few short questions and they will send you a FREE copy of "What to Expect When You are Expecting".


Redbox FREE Monday (12/29)!

Here is the code to get a FREE movie through today (12/29) at any Redbox locations!

Code - 545DZ9

This code can be used for each credit card you could actually get 2 FREE movies if you use 2 credit cards. Redbox won't charge your credit just need on to complete the transaction!


$3 off/$15 CVS Printable Coupon

Here is a $3 off/$15 coupon for CVS, which is good till 1/09/09! This is good one to print and keep until you find some great deals!

Print page 29 off this large .pdf file to get the coupon!


**NOTE - This coupon worked at the CVS in front of Target when I bought some stuff today (12/29).

Clearance Sale at!

Here is a couple links courtesy of Saving Our Cents, that direct you to online goods at at 80-90% off! Also here is a free shipping code to add if you buy over $50 worth of goods...code = 275405.

items 90% off
items 80% off


Progressive Soups on-sale!

Meijer is having Progresso Soups on-sale for 5/$5!! I am posting the coupons again for the soups that are there have been alot of progresso soup coupons in the sunday inserts recently!

$1.10 off of 1 coupon
$1 off of 2 coupon
$2 off of 4 coupon

You can print these off two times...just keep hitting your back brower button until it prints again! So that means if you print all these coupons out can get 14 cans of soup for $5.80!

Again...if you don't need 14 cans of soup that stays good for 2 them and donated them to your local food bank or the food bank at Faith Baptist Community Center!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Fall of Public Chess Enemy #1

Well it is official! I finally have beaten Public Chess Enemy #1 (aka Lee Morrison!) in a game of chess!

I don't know if it was my extra practicing or the new board and clock I got for Christmas, but in reality it was only by the grace of God!! :O) The best thing was that P.C.E. #1 has been talking a lot of smack lately, so it was nice to humble him today! hehee!

But I must add that Lee did annotate (sp?) the game, which is tough to do and keep track of your we had a 40 min. game clock going, but that shouldn't be an excuse for a guy rated over 1700! But we then played another game, which was close, but he beat me in an endgame position(which I still need lots of practice with!)

We also played some fun bug chess with P.C.E. #2 (aka Matt Boehm) and Jared Crum!

So in case your is the annotated notes on the game! I was white!

1. e2-e4 ... g7-g6
2. d2-d4 ... f8-g7
3. g1-f3 ... d7-d6
4. f1-c4 ... e7-e6
5. o-o ... b8-d7
6. b1-c3 ... b7-b6
7. c1-g5 ... g8-e7
8. e4-e5 ... d6-e5
9. d4-e5 ... o-o
10. f1-e1 ... e7-c6
11. g5-d8 ... f1-d8
12. c3-d5 ... d7-e5
13. d5-e7 ... c6-e7
14. d1-d8 ... g7-f8
15. f3-e5 ...

He stopped annotating after move 15, but it was pretty much over after that!

Enjoying my victory,

Walgreen's & CVS' deals 12/28/08 - 1/3/09

Hello all,

Here are the hot deals at Walgreens and CVS this week, thanks to Thrifty Mama!


Note: Food Bank at FBC is in need of toothpaste...and it is free at CVS this week with ECB's and $1.50 coupon good till 12/31/08!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rachel's Yogurt Coupons

It looks like healthy is in lately, but it has been pretty slow in the deal saving world due to the holidays. So here is a link to get two "buy one get one free" coupons for Rachel's yogurt. I have never tried her yogurt before, but it looks like she has some pretty cool flavors.

Again, make sure you have a secondary email account to give to these companies to prevent a bunch of unwanted mail in your primary account!


Friday, December 26, 2008

Free Pedometer

New Year's Resolutions are just around the corner, so here is a link to get a FREE Pedometer to help anyone that wants to be more active in the upcoming year!

Happy walking or hiking!


Well since the coupon deals are slow right now, I thought I would post this AWESOME story out of Anchorage, Alaska! I think this is the coolest thing ever, and I wish I could build it in my front yard...if we could only get enough snow to do it!!! I still don't know how he could build this in ONE night...unreal!

This is a short 2-3 minute news story about a guy who built a 25 ft snowman in his front yard! This is the 3rd year this snowman has been built...each year it has grown taller! Unfortunetly there are some scroogy-type of neighbors who are fighting him to take it down due to all the added traffic it terrible! Well hope you enjoy! Check it is something to behold!


p.s. I wonder how long it takes to melt away!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

...But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

-Luke 2:10-14

Merry Christmas and God bless!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve all,

Well since Amee and I are working on Christmas day at the hospital (we are open 24/7/365), we had our family Christmas' today and last Saturday! It was a great time of family, fun and food! I just wanted to blog a quick blurp about my favorite gift this year!

I had made it my goal this year and next to finally beat Public Chess Enemy #1 at chess, since he has wooped me good everytime I have played him.

Well, I asked for a new chess clock and chess board for Christmas (which my parents and in-laws got me!) to practice my time management skills in a live board game. I am anxious to try it out against P.C.E. #1 at the New Year's party at his house!

The last time I played him...I tied him, which was a major accomplishment!

Well, hope everyone enjoys their Christmas tomorrow, as we celebrate the birth of the GREATEST gift of all...Jesus Christ!

Merry Christmas,

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Funnies V

Time for some laughs as we get closer to Christmas! I thought this was very funny! Hope you enjoy!


Monday, December 22, 2008

FREE Redbox Code - 12/22/08

Here is the Redbox code to get a FREE monday rental! You can use this code with each credit or debit card in order to get more than one, if you wish!

Redbox code = EC22KP - good all day till midnight!


Super Savings Monday

Hello all,

Here are links to the sale deals going on at each store. Nothing major pops out at me as a must get as of right now. If there does, I will post it! Also since it is Christmas this week, there were no coupons in last weeks papers, and there shouldn't be any in next week's either. Come Jan 4th...there will be a ton of enjoy this break and get your coupons organized!


Thanks to mommysnacks for the link!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

FREE 8x10 & 5x 7 at CVS!

Well I guess CVS was feeling left out after all the FREE 8x10's that Walgreens was giving out,

So they decided to top giving away a FREE 8x10 & 5x7 picutre until 12/14! The code at checkout is ENLARGE!

***DISCLAIMER -- You need order BOTH 8x10 & 5x7 to get your total over $5 - then put in the checkout code ENLARGE to get both free...if not CVS charges a $1.49 fee if your order isnt over $5 ***

I decided to get an 8x10 of the picture above and frame it to send to my friend Dynamite, who is in the picture! Below is the picture I got as a 5x7. It is Team Deutschmark and I in the Shenadoah National Park on the Appalachian Trail.


Kroger Deals 12/21 - 12/27

Hello all,

I decided to go ahead and post sale ads today instead of Monday, since I work tomorrow.

Here are the sale deals at Kroger - Thanks Strething a Buck!

** Colgate Premium Toothpaste - $2.50/ea;
load $1.50/1 (Colgate Total) on to your Kroger card here
PLUS use $1.50 off coupon (pg 4);
Final Price = FREE with overage.
(note; You must get Colgate Total for the coupon to work!)

* Cottonelle Bath Tissue (4 pack, single roll) - $0.99/ea;
use $0.50/1 here (holiday print is actually good for any 4 pack)
and in 12/14 Smart Source insert;
Final Price = FREE


History lesson on our money & the FED.

Normally, I try to keep any video's posted under 10 mins, but this one is very informative if you are wondering why our economy is in such a mess. It is definelty worth watching!

If you have a spare 42 mins, it will clearly inform you of how our money came into being and how the FED works to control the money supply!

It will open your eyes to the truth our government doesn't want you to know...that they are responsible. Plus, it is amazing how much power the FED has, but basically no oversight. The FED can pretty much do what ever it wants with our money, as you will learn if you watch this video.

This video was made by the Mises Institute.

Remember, knowledge is power.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

CVS - 2 Day Give Away!

Here is a list of stuff that you can get FREE with ECB's at CVS starting tomorrow 12/21 - 12/22. I am definitly not as excited with this sale as I was with the "Black Friday" 2 day sale.

Free After ECB Deals:

Listerine Antiseptic--$2.99 (limit 5) ecb's back $2.99

Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Nail Color--$5.99 (limit 2) ecb's back $5.99

Arm & Hammer Essentials Multi-Surface Cleaner or Degreaser Starter Kit (32 oz)--$2.99 (limit 5) ecb's back $2.99

L'Oreal HIP Metallic Eye Shadow Duos--$6.99 (limit 2) ecb's back $6.99

ThermaCare Neck to Arm Heat Wrap--$2.49 (limit 3) ecb's back $2.49

Right Guard Professional Strength solid (1.8 oz) or aerosol (6 oz)--$6.00 (limit 5) ecb's back $6.00

Zipfizz Energy Mix (3 ct)--$5.99 (limit 1) ecb's back $5.99

Excedrin Express Gels (20 ct)--$3.99 (limit 1) ecb's back $3.99

Alleril Sleep Aid (30 ct)--$9.99 (limit 1) ecb's back $9.99

Hall Naturals (25 ct)--$2.59 (limit 1) ecb's back $2.59

EAS AdvantEdge Bar (2.11 oz)--$1.69 (limit 1) ecb's back $1.69

Zantac 150 (8 ct)--$4.99 (limit 1) ecb's back $4.99

EAS AdvantEdge Shake (4 pk)--$7.49 (limit 1) ecb's back $7.49

Benefiber drink mix (16 ct)--$7.29 (limit 1) ecb's back $7.29

Iceland Health Joint Relief (60 ct)--$29.99 (limit 1) ecb's back $29.99

SlimQuick (2 pk)--$4.99 (limit 1) ecb's back $4.99

Sleepinal--$8.49 (limit 5) ecb's back $8.49


Bridal Guide Magazine - 1 yr FREE subscription

Here is a great deal for anyone out there about to get married or know someone who is! Here is a link to get a - 1 yr FREE subscription to Bridal Guide Magazine! This can be a great Christmas gift as well!


Friday, December 19, 2008

2 FREE 8x10 Pictures at Walgreens

Well it looks like Walgreens is doing it again, in which they are offering a FREE 8x10 picture at their photo department till 12/20/08.

Just click on the link. Upload the photo you want and use the code: FREEGIFT in order to get it FREE!

The second one is through SNAPFISH, which we use all the time for our pictures! The FREE code is: WALFREE (this one you have to say you will pic up at Walgreens) - coupon code good on 12/19 -12/20/08!

These are the 2 photos I decided upon...the one above is my friend CJ hiking on Hump Mnt on the Appalachian Trial, and the one below was taken on our Alaskan Cruise!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

My CVS Trip - 12/18/08

I was starting to get worried about CVS, cause I hadn't gotten any good deals from there since the AMAZING "Black Friday" haul. Plus, my ECB's were about to expire in about 9 days, so I didn't want them to go to waste!

But after work while waiting for my wife's women bible study to get done, I purused the CVS ads and found a few great deals I had missed earlier. Stuff I actually use!

Transaction #1
2 - Colgate Total 4oz Toothpaste --> onsale for $2.99 but get $2 ECB's back
*used 2 - $1.50 off Colgate Total Toothpaste (coupon is on page #4 - thx LIZZY!)
1 - Right Guard Sport Deo 4oz --> onsale for $2.99 but get $2 ECB's back
Total: $11.77
Instore Savings: $2.80
Coupons: $3.00
ECB's used: $5.69
Total Savings: $11.49 (98%)
Total: $0.28
Tax: $0.23
Total OOP (Out of Pocket): $0.51
ECB's recieved: $6.00

Transaction #2
3 - Right Guard Sport Deo 4oz --> onsale for $2.99 but get $2 ECB's back
*used 2 - $0.50 coupons off of Right Guard
Total: $11.97
Instore Savings: $3.00
ECB's used: $6.00
Total savings: $10.00 (84%)
Total: $1.97
Tax: $0.21
Total OOP: $2.18
ECB's received: $6.00

Transaction #3
1 - Right Guard Sport Deo 4oz --> onsale $2.99 but get $2 ECB's back
2 - Maybelline Lipgloss --> $5.79 each but Buy 1 and Get 1 FREE
*used 2 - $4 off coupons on any Maybelline Lip Prod. from recent insert
Total: $15.57
Instore Savings: $6.79
Coupons: $8.00
Total Savings: $14.79 (95%)
Total: $0.78
Tax: $0.61
Total OOP: $1.39
ECB's received: $2.00

Grand Total OOP: $4.08
Number of ECB's gained: $2.31 (started with $5.69 and finished with $8.00)

To God be the glory,

The Cost of the Bailout in Perspective

This chart kind of puts in perspective how much money we are throwing at this "financial crisis".

The amount we are spending is more than NASA's cumulative budget, Vietnam War, GWB's Iraq Invasion, The New Deal, Korean War, the S&L Crisis, Race to the Moon, Louisiana Purchase, and the Marshall Plan combined!

Simply unreal. We are in uncharted territory for our country, and I think it will get much worse before it gets better! No matter how much money they throw at it, they can't force people to buy houses or cars or take on more debt. Prices maybe deflating now...but in time inflation will catch up! Prepare now, while stuff is cheap...stock up as much as you can, especially if you can get them free or really cheap!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Meijer - Valley Fresh Steamers - FREE

At Meijer this week they have the Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables (No Sauce) bags for $0.79 each, which with $0.50 coupon (doubled) in 12/7 SS coupon insert...they are FREE with $0.21 overage.


Silent Night by Sarah Brightman - FREE Itune song

Here is a link to the FREE Itunes download of the week, which is Silent Night by Sarah Brightman. Just click on the link and scroll down and you will see the FREE Itunes of the week download tab. Just click and you will be directed to the Itunes store to download it!


Old Spice High Performance Razor - FREE

Click on the link to sign up to have a FREE Old Spice High Performance Razor sent to you! It seems that these FREE razor deals come up quite often, which is kinda of nice!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Living Nativity

Amee and I had a great time at the Living Nativity last weekend. I still don't have any pictures of us as Mary & Joseph on the donkey yet, so I had to use this picture of me as a Roman guard last year. We had an awesome turnout for the first weekend due to the great weather we had! To God be the glory!

For you that maybe unfamiliar with our church's living nativity, it is an outdoor presentation of the life of Christ in 12 different scenes, starting from Adam & Eve in the the birth of Christ...and finishing with the Second coming of Christ! You can drive through and listen to each scenes in your car, or be more daring and walk through the 12 scenes. When you walk through you can interact with the cast in the town of Bethleham. This ministry is free to the public.

Here are the remaining dates this year:
Friday (12/19), Saturday (12/20) & Sunday (12/21) from 6:30-8:30 each night in any weather!

Hope to see you there!

Merry Christmas!

Honey Bunches of Oats - Just Bunches Coupon

Here is a link to get a $2.00 off a box of Just Bunches, which on occasion is $2 a box or about $2.83. So, you can get them FREE or really cheap!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Reynold's Parchment Paper Coupon

Here is a $1.75 off any Reynold's parchment paper, which ironically came at a great time. I have been making some cookies, and I am in need of some more! Plus, Walmart is having a good deal on it this week!

*Note - I haven't verified if this price is at our Walmart yet, since some Walmarts have different sales...which I don't like! Will let you know soon!

Reynold's Parchment Paper
Regular price = $2.48
Use $1.75 printable coupon
Final price = $.73


Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder Coupon

Here is a "Buy one, get one free" coupon for Glade Scented Oil Candles, which I have tried and do enjoy. Definetly a good coupon to print twice, cause usually there are some good sales with these candles and refill packs.

Actually, here are some good deals at Walmart regarding the Glade Candles!

Glade Jar Candle- $2.00
Use $1/1 coupon from the 12/7 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $1.00

Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills- $2.00
Buy 2 and use $2.50/2 coupon from the 12/7 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $.75 each

Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder- $2.00
Use $2.50/1 coupon from the 12/7 SmartSource insert
Final Price: FREE


FREE Redbox Rental Monday

Here is the code for a FREE movie rental from Redbox for this monday 12/15/08 - 47J2L8.


Super Savings Monday

Hello all,

Here are links to the sale deals for Meijer, Target, Kroger & CVS! It seems like there are some good deals to be had at Meijer!

Meijer - Below is a spotlight deal at Meijer

Meijer Gallon Milk 2/$5


Kroger - Below is a spotlight deal at Kroger

* Cottonelle Bath Tissue (4 pack, single roll) - $0.99/ea;
use $0.50/1 in 12/14 Smart Source insert;
Final Price = FREE



Sunday, December 14, 2008

Walgreens Sales 12/14/08 - 12/20/08

Hello all,

Walgreens seems to be coming my favorite store to shop deals at. It has produced by far the most usable items that we use everyday at cheap prices!

Here is the Walgreens sales for this week! Thanks "Freebie Blogger"!

BTW...this is the best price on Progresso Soups that I have seen in the Lafayette area so far. Don't forget my post on Progresso Soup Coupons!

Here are 2 of my transactions today:

1st Transaction:
1. 6 - cans of Progresso Soup (on-sale for $0.99 with in-store coupon)
used $1/2 and $2/4 coupon found here (making them $0.49 a piece!)
I am saving my $1.10 off coupons for another time, but you could use these and make overage!
2. 1 box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (on sale for $1.99)
3. 1 can of Green Giant Sweet Peas (on sale with in-store coupon for $0.59)
Retail Price: $19.58
MFG coupons: $3.00 used
Walgreens instore savings: $11.41
Walgreens Register reward: $5.00 used
Total Out of Pocket: $0.17 (99% savings!)

2nd Transaction:
1. 6 - cans of Progresso Soup (on-sale for $0.99 with in-store coupon)
used $1/2 and $2/4 off coupons
Retail Price: $16.78
MFG Coupons: $3.00
Walgreens savings: $10.84
Total OOP: $2.94 (83% savings)

Walgreen Tips:
1. The Progresso in-ad coupon says limit 3, but I tried it with 6 cans of soup and it worked. I didn't test it any higher than that.
2. Get in the habit of giving coupons at Walgreens in this order! VERY important!!
- 1st - Register Rewards
- 2nd - MFC Coupons
- 3rd - Walgreen Coupons
Only in this order will overage work if you are blessed to get any!


p.s. Also this is a great time to use the Progresso Coupons to help stock up the food pantry at church! I have a TON of progresso coupons to use! lol.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ron Paul's thoughts on the Auto Bailout

Here is Ron Paul's thoughts on the Auto bailout and how we are destroying the dollar with this undercover form of socialism that we, Americans, are allowing to happen! It is a short 7 min instructional video! Enjoy.


p.s. I love the "Don't Steal: The gov't hates compitition" sign on his desk! To funny!

Self Magazine

Here is a link to get a 1 year subscription to Self Magazine for Free. Could be a good Christmas present as well. Enjoy.


Sabatino Tartufi Black Truffle Gourmet Olive Oil - Free!

Here is a link to get a 100 ml bottle of Sabatino Tartufi Black Truffle Gourmet Olive Oil. Normally anything with black truffles in it is expensive, so it is nice to be able to get this free. Plus it is very healthy for you! Don't forget to create a secondary email account for all these free offers!

God bless,

Friday, December 12, 2008

Free Magazine Subscriptions

Click here for a free subscription to Parent & Child Magazine. I don't know how many of my followers have children, but just in case. You could probably give it as a gift as well if you know anyone that has kids.

For all you photographers out there, click here for a 6 months FREE subscription to Professional Photographer. I signed up for this one! lol.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!


FREE Sure Deodarant

There are two stores that are offering FREE Sure Deo: Payless and Walgreens.

Sure Deo - $1
Use $1 off coupon
Final Price: FREE+ tax

Sure Deo - $2.50
use $1.50 Dec. ESC found in the store
use $1.oo off coupon
Final Price: FREE+ tax

Make sure you print off 2 coupons when you use this link! If you have more than one computer...print out 2 at that computer too! Make sure you have a secondary email account to use in order not to fill up your primary account!

To God be the glory,

Cottonelle TP & Yeast deals at Kroger

Here is a nice combo to do when you go to Payless/Kroger the next time you visit.

Fleischmann's Yeast (3 ct) - $1 each
use $0.45/1 in 11/2 Smart Source inserts (Payless doubles);
Final Price = $.10 and receive a $0.50 off next order catalina

Cottonelle 4-pack single roll - $1 each
use $0.50 off catalina from previous purchase
use $0.25 off coupon from 11/16 SS (Payless doubles)
Final Price: Free!


One good reason to stock pile your pantry!

Thanks to Brianna for this encouraging post about how God allowed her to use a lot of the goods she has been stockpiling through coupons and store deals. Just another great way to give back to those in need and to be able to be there at a moment's notice! To God be the glory!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Great Target Deal on Rayovac Batteries!

Well again if you aren't loyal to brand names, here is another great deal to be had while the getting is good! You just can't beat FREE stuff!

Target still has some 4 pack AA & AAA batteries for $1 in their dollar section! Combined with this $1 off coupon makes them FREE....well actually you still have to pay the $0.07 in tax, but with Christmas right around the corner...who doesn't need FREE batteries!!

Enjoy! God be the glory!

FREE Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste

***UPDATE*** This offer has expired as off 12/12/08.

Here is a link to get a free tube of Colgate Total toothpaste sent to you. All you have to do is watch a quick 30 sec video and then they will send you a FREE sample! Make sure you create a secondary email account to you don't get a bunch of junk in your primary account!

To God be the glory,

p.s. Make sure you scroll down to see a the FREE Amazing Grace DVD offer and great deal at Walgreens on laundry detergent!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Free Amazing Grace DVD!

Register with Walden Media and they will send you a FREE copy of the Amazing Grace video. I have never seen it, so I don't know how good it is. Anyone out there seen it and would like to comment on it?

I guess due to overwhelming online registering...they no long are sending the FREE 2009 Walden Media calender! lol.

To God be the glory,

p.s. don't forget to scroll down for the Awesome deal to be had at Walgreens!!

Awesome Walgreen's Deal -> 12/10 - 12/13

If you aren't loyal to any certain brand, this is an AWESOME deal on liquid laundry detergent.

At Walgreens you can get (4)-32 load bottles of Liquid Arm & Hammer laundry detergent for only $3.96+ you will get a $5 Register Reward to use on another purchase...which makes this a money maker!! Plus, when else can you get 4 - 32 load bottles for less than 1 normal priced bottle!

So here is how you do it.
Arm & Hammer liquid detergent - $6.99 x 4
Use coupon in store circular for $1.99 each ($20 savings right there!)
Then use 4 - $1 off coupons here (you can print these 2 find 2 computers)
Total OOP: 3.96+ tax
Then it will print out a $5 register reward for spending over $25 in goods!

To God be the glory!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kellogg's Cereal Coupons

Meijer is having a great deal on Kellogg's cereal at $1.88 a box. Here is a link to get $1 off any Kellogg's cereal. You can print up to 2 of these coupons before they lock you out. Also, if you have more than one computer...take advantage of it! Peace.

Kellogg's $1 off coupons


Monday, December 8, 2008

Target Trip

Here is my quick experience at Target, which has some really good deals

Transaction #1
1. 2 - 4 pack of AA Ravaac Batteries $1 each (Free after $1 off coupons x 2)
2. 1 - 4 pack of AAA Ravaac Batteries $1 each (Free after $1 off coupon)
3. 3 - Air Wick Luminair Air Freshener $4.99 each (Free after 12/7 SS coupon x3)
4. 1 - Rolo candy bar (had to buy to make coupons work)(returned after deal)
Total: $24.06
Target savings: $5.40
MFG coupons: $18
Total Savings: $23.40
% Savings: 100%

Total: $0.66
Tax: $1.31
Total Cost: $1.97
Rolo's Returned: -$0.74
OOP: $1.23