Friday, October 30, 2009

FREE music download

Here is about 140 different FREE music downloads from The music ranges from classical to jazz to even wedding music and a whole lot more.


$1/1 Coffee Mate Creamer coupon

Here is a link to get a $1/1 Coffee Mate Creamer coupon. These sometimes go on sale for $1 each at Meijer, which would make them FREE!


FREE Black Taco at Taco Bell on Halloween!

Taco Bell is giving away 1 FREE Black Taco to anyone who visits Taco Bell on Halloween between 6pm - midnight (10.31.09).


$0.50/2 Hunts Canned Tomatoes coupon

Here is a link to get a $0.50/2 Hunts Canned Tomatoes coupon. If you use it at a store that doubles and have them on can get some pretty cheap tomatoes!


Nestle Candy $2/1 coupon reset

I have been hearing reports that the $2/1 Nestle candy coupon has been reset, so print yours today to get some the last minute Halloween candy deals. I believe this coupon expires on Halloween, so you cant use it for the after Halloween sales...bummer!


FREE Taster's Choice gourmet coffee singles sample!

Here is a link to get the Nescafe Taster's Choice gourmet coffee single sampler for FREEmailed to you. You can do 1 per email and 2 per household! I did this for my wife this year, and she really loved them!


$1.60/1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters coupon

Here is a link to get a $1.60 Nut Cluster coupon. These were just on sale for $1.50 at Kroger this past week! They will probably go on sale again in the near future!


Kroger & Marsh deals 10/29

Here are the Kroger and Marsh deals this week for central Indiana, since they do a Thursday to Wednesday sales. Thanks IN Good Cents!



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Glenn Beck's "The One Thing" is spot on!

If you missed the Glenn Beck program last night, you missed a spot on explanation of what is in the future of our country. I think Glenn did an excellent job at explaining the current crisis (easy credit, bailouts and the exploding debt and future fall of the dollar) in layman terms! If you have about 20 minutes it is definetly worth your time to check it out! Be isnt pretty..but it is true!


FREE Big Daddy Weave Song Download

Here is a link to in which you can download Big Daddy Weave's newest single "In Christ" for FREE! I have enjoyed his first 2 big hits, so I will check this one out!


Funnies XVI

It's been awhile since I put up something to bring alittle laughter to our day! Happy early Halloween!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

$0.50/1 Dole Canned Fruit Coupon

Here is a link to get a usually HOT $0.50/1 Dole Canned Fruit coupon. I dont think I have ever gotten to this coupon quick enough, so print them out quickly!

You have to play the Flip a Fruit game at the bottom left of the screen!

Thanks The Thrifty Mama for the heads up.


FREE bottle of Old Orchard Juice coupon

Take this quick survey from Old Orchard Juice and get a coupon to get a FREE full sized bottle of Old Orchard Juice coupon. I guess this went quickly the last time it was offered, so dont wait till later! Thanks The Thrifty Mama!


Get 4 - $1/1 Bumblebee Tuna Coupons

Here is a link to get 4 - $1/1 Bumblebee coupons mailed to your email account after signing up for their newsletter. Remember to use your secondary account to prevent spam from filling up your primary account! Bumblebee tuna packets are $1 each at Meijer, which will make them FREE!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Meijer Trip

Here is my Meijer Trip. Notice I didnt have a Walmart Trip, because they are literally Coupon Nazi's there! I tried to use this Orida French Fries coupon at Walmart just before going to Meijer, and they wouldnt take it cause the picture didnt match the product I bought (which the picture doesnt matter...only the wording on the coupon does!). So I continue to boycott Walmart as much as humanly possible, and as you can see...Meijer took my coupon without any issues! Yeah Meijer!!! Also, the French Fries were surprisingly good...will have to get a few more!

2 - Nestles Halloween Candy - on sale for $2 each
**used 2 - $2/1 Nestle Candy coupon (not sure if still available)
**Final Price - FREE

2 - Gallons of Meijer Milk - $2.29 each
**used 2 - $2/1 next Meijer purchace catalina
**obtained these from the great Ziploc deal here
**Final Price - $0.58 ($0.29 each)

2 - Orida French Fries - $1.17
**used 1 - $1.50/2 Orida french fries coupon
**Final price = $0.84 ($0.42 each)

Total Bill: $13.70
Total Savings: 12.28 (90% savings)
Total OOP: $1.42 + tax


My Target Trip

Here is my Target trip

6 - Keebler's Cookies - onsale for $2 each plus Buy 2 get 1 FREE.
**used 3 - $1.50/2 Keebler cookies coupons
**used 3 - $1.00/2 Target Keebler cookie coupons
**Final Price = $0.50 or $0.08 a bag!

8 - Johnson's Buddies Soaps (our favorite!) - $0.97 each
**used 8 - $1/1 Johnson baby product coupon from recent insert
**Final Price = FREE + $0.24 overage

Total Bill: $25.76
Total Savings: $25.26 (98% savings)
Final OOP: $0.26 + tax
**actually 100% savings due to using a Target gift card**


My CVS Trip

Here is my CVS trip breakdown.

6 - Dove Ultimate Deodarant - Buy $20 worth and get $10 ECB's back
**used 6 - $2/1 Dove ultimate coupons

1 - Gillette Fusion Razor - Buy one and get $5 ECB's back
**used 1 - $4/1 from 9/27 P&G insert

Total Bill: $31
Used $5/$25 CVS coupons (flu shot test)
Used $12 in Dove coupons
Used $4 Gillette coupon
Used $8 in ECB's
Total bill: $1.99
Tax: $1.75
Total OOP: $3.74
Total ECB's received - $15 ($10 from Dove and $5 from Gillette!)

Total Savings - $29 (94% savings)
**actually mine was 100% savings by using a CVS gift card**


My Kroger Trip

I havent posted many pictures of my shopping trips lately, and since I had 4 great shopping trips today here is my Kroger trip.

10 - Johnson & Johnson Reach Floss - onsale for $1 each
**used 10 - $1/1 any Reach Floss coupons
**Final Price = FREE for all 10 items

8 - Nature Valley Nut Clusters - onsale for $1.50 each
**used 8 - $1/1 Nut Clusters coupons
** or this one - $1/1 Nut Cluster coupon
**used 1 - $1/1 Nut Cluster Cellfire e-coupon
**Final Price = $3.00 for all 8 bags

Total Bill: $49.36
Total Savings: 46.22 (93% savings)
Total OOP: $3.14


Just got $40 in Gift Cards from Swagbucks!

Well if you aren't using Swagbucks as your internet search should!

I just picked up another $40 (8 - $5 gift cards) worth of gift cards for! That is $170 worth of gift cards from Swagbucks so far, when you include the $75 worth of Itunes GC's I have gotten and $95 from! What other search engine allows you to get FREE stuff just for searching the internet! There are thousands of FREE gifts to choose from as you earn more swagbucks in case you dont like Itunes or!

You can usually get anywhere from 1-4 swagbucks a day on if you tell your friends about it and they sign up via your get 1 swagbuck for everyone of their first 100 swagbucks! Compounding is good! Tell your friends about it!

Plus swagbucks is powered by GOOGLE and JUST ASK, so it is like using these two search engines anyway! Just put is as one of your start up tabs so it is available to use at a moments notice!

So here is a link to sign up to get started using Swagbucks! Plus you will get 3 free swagbucks just for signing up!


Kroger and Target Deals 10/25

Here are the deals this week at Kroger and Target.

Kroger (Thanks Mommy Snacks)
Target (thanks Money Saving Mom)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cheap Degree Deo and Fragrant Mist at Target

Here is the scoop on the $0.29 Degree deo and fragrance at Target.

Thanks to Deal Finding Chik! I have officially declared her my new #1 couponing blog site that I look at daily! She has such great deals...and A LOT of them too!


FREE Nestle Halloween Candy at Meijer

At Meijer this week, they have Nestle bags of candy onsale for $2 a bag. If you printed off the $2/1 Nestle candy coupons, you can get these FREE! I just picked up 10 bags tonight with no troubles.


Meijer Deals 10/25

Here are the deals happening at Meijer this week! Thanks Macomb Money Savers!



Saturday, October 24, 2009

$2/1 Dove Visibly Smooth Deo coupon

Here is a link to get a $2/1 Dove Visibly Smooth Deo coupon. These go onsale often, so print these twice and keep an eye out for a sale! Thank Deal Finding Chik!


Friday, October 23, 2009

CVS and Walgreen's Deals 10.25.09

Here are the upcoming CVS and Walgreens deals for 10.25.09 - 10.31.09.

CVS (thanks IN Good Cents!)
Walgreens (thanks Mommy Snacks!)


Thursday, October 22, 2009

10 FREE Itune downloads

The Creation Festival is giving away 10 FREE songs on Itunes. Here is the list of songs you will receive.

Two Hands by Jars of Clay (I love this song!!)
The Flame in all of us by Thousand Foot Krutch
Beautifully Broken by The Beautiful Republic
Go On by B. Reith
Life's Noise by Bluetree
I'll Go by VOTA
Stand for You by Jonny Diaz
I Belong by Kathryn Scott
Fill Me Up by Don Poythress
Broken & Beautiful by Brian Doerksen


Ziploc money maker at Kroger & Meijer

Money Saving Mom is reporting that at Kroger & Meijer has a money maker for Ziploc bags. Here is the scoop!

Through November 1, 2009, you'll get a $2 catalina when you purchase any 3 participating Ziploc products at Kroger & Meijer stores (possibly elsewhere). Here's how to turn this into a money-maker:

Buy 3 Ziploc bags products (priced anywhere from $1.84 to $2.19)
Use 3 $0.40/1 coupons from recent inserts, $0.55/1 coupon, or $1.50/2 coupon
Spend $2.34 to $4.17 plus tax out of pocket
Get $2 catalina back
Then, send your receipt in for this $5 rebate
Free plus overage after coupons, catalina, and $5 rebate

Best of all? This rebate can be done up to 3 times per household!


$5/1 Zantac coupon

Here is a link to get a $5/1 Zantac coupon. They are usually $5 at Walmart which makes them FREE after this coupon. Also Walgreens has them FREE after Register Reward this week if they are still in stock...which makes them a $5 money maker! You can print this coupon twice.


FREE Redbox Movie Code for Meijer locations

Here is a new Redbox movie code to get a FREE movie at any Meijer location good for 10.22.09 only! Remember to get more than one movie, use more than one credit/debt card. Redbox wont charge your card unless you fail to return it on time.

FREE movie code = CMEJR22


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

$2/1 Wonka Candy bags & $0.50 Tuna Coupon

Here is a link to get...

$2/1 Wonka Candy bags coupon
$0.50/1 StarKist Tuna Pouch coupon (these are usually around $1 at Kroger or Meijer = FREE)


$2/1 Nestle Candy Coupon

Here is a link to get $2/1 Nestle Candy products, and with Halloween around the corner. You can score some cheap candy with this!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meijer, Kroger & Target Deals 10/18

Here are the deals this week at Meijer, Kroger & Target!

Meijer (thanks IN Good Cents)
Kroger (thanks Coupon Shopper)
Target (thanks Macomb Money Savers)


Saturday, October 17, 2009

FREE One year subscription to Bridal Guide Magazine

Here is a link to sign up for a FREE one year subscription to Bridal Guide Magazine.


FREE Swagbucks Code

Get one free Swagbuck when you enter the code: Swaggenstein. This code will be good until October 17th at 3 PM PT.

Go to your account tab and there you will find the place to enter swagcodes!


FREE Redbox Movie code for McDonalds!

Here is a FREE Redbox code for McDonald's locations! Remember you can rent more than one movie by using more than on credit/debt card. Redbox wont charge your card unless you forget to return it on time.

Redbox movie code = RR3VT53


CVS and Walgreen's deals 10/18

Alright, I am back from the trail and ready to get back to couponing and living frugal! So here are the upcoming deals for CVS and Walgreens! Time to stock up on Halloween candy at CVS!

CVS (thanks Thrifty Mama!)
Walgreens (thanks IN good cents)


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Doyle.jpg

The Doyle.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 8 (wednesday)

Well today I hiked my final 11.9 miles into Duncannon. I am 1135.4 miles from springer and 1040.8 miles to Katahdin.

I am at the Doyle hostel, which is infanous on the trail. This is a place you must stop at when hiking. They have great food and drinks. I had the 1/3rd cheeseburger and fries, since they were out of their famous pulled pork bbq. They also take a picture of every hiker that comes in, so I got to see my fellow 08 hikers from last year. Also, Lakewood, a 07 thruhiker and friend, drove over from psu to chat about the trail. It was a great time. Thanks again for all your advice and encouragement.

Now I am spending the night with John and Kathy, who are friends of the family. Hopefully I will find a way back to my car tomorrow...actually I am able to get a rental car to get back to NJ. woo hoo. God is good.
So in all I hiked 125 miles this section, which I am thankful. Till next time...back to the couponing blog. lol.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Darlington Shelter.jpg

Darlington Shelter.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 7 (tuesday)

Today was my longest and easiest hike of my AT hike yet. I hiked 18.2 miles to the Darlington shelter. I am now 1124 miles from springer and 1052.2 from katahdin.

Today's hike was basically flat for 14 miles. I hiked across many farms, which was a nice change of scenery. Nothing out of the ordinary happened today, except it was another perfect fall day to hike.

I did catch u to Jeff, a section hiker from N.C. so it was nice to chat with him.

One thing about this shelter...actually 2 things. One, it has a mailbox as you can see in the picture. It houses the shelter log. I thought it was kindof funny. Two, it has the biggest privy on the trail yet. It has 2 seats in there and enough room to even set up a one man tent. It is called the Tajmahal. It is a sight to behold.

Well only 11.9 more miles into Duncannon for tomorrow.


Monday, October 12, 2009

More PA Boulder Scrambles.jpg

More PA Boulder Scrambles.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 6 (Monday).

Wow. I am glad this day is in the books. As you can see from the picture, most of my hike consisted of climbing over these huge boulders. They are fun at times, but am just waiting to lose my balance and sprain my ankle. Thankfully God has been merciful on me. To Him be the glory!.

Well today I hiked 15.5 miles to the Alex Kennedy shelter. I also broke the 1100 mile barrier today. I am officially 1105.8 miles from Springer and 1070.4 miles from Katahdin.

I had a nice night at the Ironmaster mansion hostel, but it wasnt the best one I have been to.

I have about 30 more miles and 2 days until I reach Duncannon and finish this section of the trail. I have really been enjoying God's creation and the fall weather.


Ice cream sandwhich challenge.jpg

Day 2.

Well today I officially have completed over 50% of the AT. I hiked 17.3 miles to the Pine Grove Furnance State Park. I am 1090.3 miles from springer & 1085.9 from katahdin. I am staying in the Ironmaster mansion hostel, which pretty nice. I also just had my first shower in 5 days, and am doing some laundry to get rid of the hiker funk.

Also to my surprise, the general store was open, which is the official site of the half gallon challenge. In case u r wondering, this is a thruhiker tradition to comsume a whole half gallon of ice cream at the half way point. You get a small wooden spoon as a trophy if u finish. I, since am not a thruhiker anymore. declined to gorge myself with 3500 calories. I decided to do the ice cream sandwhich challenge instead. I ate it in a personal best time of 2:15 secs

Thankfully I did get to witness a sobo hiker set a new record doing the challenge. Rocketman ate coffee flavor half gallon in 15 mins flat. It was a site to behold.


Birch Run Shelter.jpg

Birch Run Shelter.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 1.

I didnt stay at this shelter, but it is always fun to see what the next shelter is like. This one actually has a gutter system on both sides, which I thought was hilarious. The things u see.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pennsylvania Famous Rocks.jpg

Pennsylvania Famous Rocks.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 2.

Today i hiked 15.8 miles to the Quarry Gap Shelter. I am 1073 miles from Springer and 1103.2 miles to Katahdin.

Today I officially am on plan B of my hike. I had originally wanted to get to the Delaware Water gap in 14 days, but would of had to avg 20 miles per day. Even though this section in relatively flatter than the rest of the trail, my body isnt quite in shape enough to do it. So now I am taking an 8 day hike into Duncannon, which is about 15.5 mile avg...which is abbout what my body can handle. Plus the daylight hours to hike are getting shorter by the day.

Also here is a picture of some of the famous boulder scrambles that litter most of PA. They are fun at first but get old quickly. lol. I guess there are more to come.

Anyhoo... I am still enjoying being out her and taking my time seeing the changing of the I will actually be home for our 7 yr anniversy.


Tumbling Run Shelter.jpg

Tumbling Run Shelter.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 1.

I didnt stay at this shelter but did stop to eat a snickers bar. Well there is a fued going on between this shelter and the Quarry Gap Shelter, which I am staying at tonight, to see who has the best shelter.

At the tumbler shelter they have these nice signs to separate the snorers from the non-snorers. I thought it was very original. Although, I have to vote the Quarry Gap shelter the better of the two.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Maryland Penn state line.jpg

Maryland Penn state line.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 3.

Actually this isnt the official state line sign, but the official one has been missing for this is a close to it I could find.

I hiked 14.5 miles today and finished my 6th state today. Woo hoo. Only 8 more to go. I am 1057.2 miles from Springer and 1190 miles to katahdin.

I also crossed the famous Mason-Dixon line, so i am officially a yankee now. I would of whistled dixie if I would of knew how. lol. Also now that i am in the north, they pronounce the AT differently than in the south.


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Annapolis Rocks.jpg

Annapolis Rocks.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 2.

Today I was able to eat lunch at the Annapolis rocks. what gorgeous views and great weather. Although I dont know why they call then Annapolis rocks since it is nowhere near the city.

I hiked 15.7 miles today to the eensign cowall shelter. I am 1042.7 miles from Springer and 1133.5 from katahdin.

The rocks have been picking up to get us ready for pa. woo hoo. Should cross the mason dixon line tomorrow.

Happy birthday mom!


1st Washington Monument.jpg

1st Washington Monument.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 1.

This is the 1st Washington Monument that was erected in 1827 by yhe people of Maryland. It isnt quite as impressive as the current monument in DC, but the views are still impressive from up on top. It is amazing how much history there is around here.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Old Civil War Memorial.jpg

Old Civil War Memorial.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Well today I finallly made it back out on the trail. I got started about 1:30 pm, and hiked 15.5 miles to the rocky run shelter. I have now hiked 1027 miles from Springer mnt and have 1149.2 miles to Katahdin.

Today was a beautiful windy day with only 1 or 2 big ups then alot of flat rocky areas. i am going to be sore tomorrow.

Man, i dont know why i hiked 1011 miles of the at without hiking poles, because today I got to finally see what i was missing. They rock!

also today my streak of never sleeping alone on the trail will end tonight. I am the only one at this shelter. I was hoping to get another 1.8 miles to dahlen campgrounds that have toilets ut didnt have enough daylight. oh well, my body will thank me tomorrow for stoping where i did.

Today I saw 3 runners, 2 dogs and one snake. I am not up on my snake id, but i did take a pic of it. well now time for dinner.

God bless

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AT Sign.jpg

AT Sign.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

4 hour rental car drive: $$$
20 mile taxi cabb ride: $$
Actually hiking 15.5 mile on AT: Priceless!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

victor and susan.jpg

victor and susan.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Well I made it to New Jersey after driving 760 miles in 12 hours, and I'm staying with Victor and Susan. They are great friends from church, and they have graciously allowing me to sleep on their couch tonight. Victor is still hilarious as usual,and it was great to catch up on old times and to see what God has been doing in each of our lives! ;o).

tomorrow i plan on renting a car a driving to Harpers Ferry to start my hike. It is suppose to be sunny and high of 69. The leaves are turning as well, so it should be a beautiful hike.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Heading back to the Appalachian Trail for 2 weeks!

Well many of you may not realize that this blog was initially a blog about my attempt to thru-hike the 2175 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2008 (that is why the address is hikingfool and my trail name was Shepherd), but I was only able to make it 1011 miles before getting injured. Then I got into couponing and being frugal with our money and morphed the hiking blog into the coupon blog you see today.

So, for the next 2 weeks I will temporarly be not blogging about coupons and deals but of the 270 miles I plan to hike on the AT. I will be starting out in Harper's Ferry, WV and hiking (Lord willing) to the Delaware Water Gap in NJ. So I will be hiking through Maryland and Pennsylvania this time!

So if you are interested in seeing what my adventures will be as I brave the outdoors, please enjoy. I will be posting something daily as long as I have cell phone if you dont see anything for a day or two...dont worry, there will be something soon!

Then after this trip I will resume the couponing and deals to help everyone save a few bucks here and there grocery shopping (probably around Oct. 23)

God bless,

FREE Redbox Monday Movie Code

Here is the new FREE Redbox Monday Movie code good for today only! I didnt think they were still doing this, but I guess they are. You can rent more than one free by using more than one debt/credit card. Redbox wont charge your card unless you forget to return it the next day!

FREE Redbox movie code = QNGJ7KD