Tuesday, March 31, 2009

$3.00 Gerber Coupon and $5.00 Nestle Good Start Coupon

Go HERE to take the Gerber Pledge. By doing so, you'll be able to print the following coupons:

$3 off any Gerber baby food or Gerber Graduates food (this coupon will net you some freebies)

$5 off Nestle Good Start formula coupon.

(Thanks, Money Saving Mom

Banana Bread Muffins

We ate the last batch of muffins from our freezer last week. I went to work this afternoon and made a batch of homemade banana bread muffins. I use a banana bread recipe and pore the mixture into muffin cups. Half of the muffins will be eaten for snacks & breakfast this week and the other half are in the freezer for future use. I package the muffins two per package and thaw them out as needed. These muffins are moist and taste delicious--even when thawed from the freezer.

Here is the recipe for anyone who is interested:

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed

1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

1 cup sugar (can easily be reduced to 3/4 cup)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350
degrees. Mix melted butter into the mashed bananas. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over mixture and stir. Add the flour and continue mixing. Pour mixture into muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done. Cool on a rack.

Walmart: Kraft Salad Dressing for .08 cents per bottle

Walmart has Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz.) for $1.58 per bottle. I purchased two bottles today and used two $1.50/1 coupons from the March 29th Smart Source insert. I paid .08 cents per bottle plus sales tax. What a deal! I'll be stocking up when the coupons that I ordered arrive.

Free Hallmark Card

Go to Hallmark HERE and choose and create a customized card of your choice. Use the code TRIAL when you check out and Hallmark will mail the card to your chosen recipient completely free. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

I ordered an Easter card to be shipped to my in-laws who live in Tennessee. What a great freebie!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Martin's: .99 cents for Snuggle Creme Fabric Softener

Remember my post HERE about the $2.00 printable coupon for Snuggle Creme Liquid Fabric Softener? Martin's has it on sale for $2.99 until Saturday, April 4th. After the coupon, you'll pay just .99 cents per bottle. What a deal! My local store was out of stock this evening, but I asked for a rain check to use when they have it back in stock.

If anyone isn't planning to use this coupon, I am looking for extras. Let me know what coupons you are searching for and we'll work
out a trade.

$2.00 Glade Fragrance Collection Printable Coupon

Glade has released another printable coupon for their new Fragrance Collection. This time, it's a $2.00 coupon and can be printed HERE. Be sure to click the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice.

Welch's Aqua Juice BOGO Printable Coupon

The Buy One, Get One Free coupon for Welch's Aqua Juice has been reset. Go HERE to print the coupon. Be sure to click the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice. I cannot say enough good things about this juice. My son loves it and so do I because it contains fewer calories and less sugar than most other juices.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Menu: March 29- April 4th

Last night, my husband and I went out to dinner alone. We enjoyed a nice quiet dinner while my parents came over for a few hours and watched our son. It was so nice to engage in adult conversation and reconnect with my husband. Afterwards, we headed to the grocery store and bought groceries for the week. Here is what my family will be eating this week:

Sunday, March 29: Pizza (at a birthday party we attended)

Monday, March 30: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Tuesday, March 31: Steak Stir-Fry

Wednesday, April 1: Tuna Noodle Casserole, Salad

Thursday, April 2: Chef Salads, Fresh Fruit

Friday, April 3: Dinner out at Mexican Restaurant

Saturday, April 4:
Appetizer Night (Wings that I posted about HERE, Cheese Sticks that I posted about HERE & Nachos made using cheese and salsa that I posted about HERE)

Have a great week everyone!

Walgreens: Softsoap Body Wash Deal

Walgreens is having a Register Rewards deal on Softsoap Body Wash this week. I read on Common Sense with Money that the RR deal is rolling.

I decided to give it a try at my local Walgreens this evening. I am pleased to report that the RR IS indeed rolling. I paid for the first bottle with a Walgreens gift card that was obtained from transferring a prescription--so no out of pocket expense for me. Then, I purchased three more bottles (one at a time) paying with the RR earned from the previous transaction. I still have one RR that can be used for future transactions. I wanted to be considerate of other customers and decided to stop at four bottles this evening.

Did anyone else take advantage of this offer? If so, did the RR roll successfully?

New Tear Pad Coupons

I found the following tear pad coupons at the grocery store last night:

Save $.50 cents when you buy two boxes or canisters of Crystal Light Drink Mix Products

Save $1.00 when you buy one box of Kool-Aid Singles

Buy 10 Kool-Aid Unsweetened Envelopes and Get Two Free

All of the tear pad coupons listed above expire on December 31, 2009. Be sure to check your local grocery stores for these coupons the next time you're grocery shopping.

Locals: I found these coupons at Martin's in Charles Town, West Virginia.

CVS: 90% off Toys

Be sure to check the toy section of your local store for clearance. I was pleased to find the projection drawing board set pictured above marked 90% off ---only $1.49. I will be saving it for a future birthday present. Have you found any toys on clearance at your store recently? If so, please share your deals with us.

Walgreens: FREE Glade Soy Candles

Did you print the $4.00 Glade coupons that I posted about HERE? I hope so because the coupons will net you some free candles at Walgreens from March 29th until April 25th. I purchased two of the small Glade Soy candles this morning. The candles are $5.99 each. I used the following coupons to get the candles for FREE:

Two of the $4.00 Glade printable coupons reference above

$2.00 instant value coupon on page 21 of the April Easysaver catalog (this coupon deducts $2.00 for each candle)

You may need to add a small filler to your order because you have two items and three coupons. My store had two scents of the candle: Earthly Awakening and McIntosh Apple--both of which smell wonderful.

CVS: FREE Egg Decorating Kits

On Sunday and Monday only, CVS has Paas Egg Decorating Kits for free. The kits are $1.99 and you earn $1.99 extra care bucks in return. The limit is two per household. My son is going to love decorating egg this year.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Martin's: New Coupon Booklet Found

While picking up free character band aids at Martin's this week, I found a free magazine called "Healthy Ideas" located at the end of the check out line. The free magazine contains healthy recipes and articles on green cleaning. The magazine also contains some valuable coupons. I was especially happy to find the $1.00 produce coupon on page 24. Be sure to pick up one of these magazines the next time you're shopping at Martin's.

Kmart: More Profit from Fiber One Bars

I headed back to Kmart this morning to use my last six $1.35/1 Fiber One Bar coupons. The coupons doubled making all six boxes FREE. I purchased four of the boxes and my husband purchased the other two.

I received a catalina coupon for $3.00 on my next shopping order. My husband received a catalina coupon for $1.00 on his next shopping order. I was pleased to get SIX boxes of Fiber One Bars for FREE and make a profit of $4.00. I'm planning to use the $4.00 towards purchasing a few items for my son's Easter basket.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Borders: 40% off One Item Coupon

Go HERE to print a coupon for 40% off the list price of one item at Borders. The coupon expires on March 28, 2009. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom)

I may use the coupon to purchase a book for my son's Easter basket.

Kmart: MONEYMAKER on Fiber One Bars

Fiber One Bars are on sale 4/$10.00 this week at Kmart. I bought four packages and used four coupons for $1.35 off each box. The $1.35 coupons doubled making each box FREE. At the end of the transaction, the cashier handed me a catalina for $3.00 off my next shopping order. Not only did I get four packages of Fiber One Bars for free..... I also made a $3.00 profit! One package is missing from the picture because it was given to my parents.

A big thanks goes to my friend, Staci at Playing House. She was kind enough to share the coupons with me that made this deal possible. Thank you SO much!

Kmart: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes for .50 cents

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are on sale for $2.50 at Kmart. I used the $1.00/1 coupon from the March 15th Smart Source insert. The coupon doubled to $2.00---making the wipes .50 cents.

Kmart: Free Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal

I have another freebie to share with you at Kmart. I purchased two boxes of Post Trail Mix Crunch cereal this evening. The cereal was $3.99 per box. I used two printable coupons for $2.00 off per box which doubled making them FREE. Go HERE to print the Post Trail Mix Crunch cereal coupon. Be sure to hit the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice per computer. Only one box of cereal is pictured because I gave the other to my parents this evening.

Kmart: MONEYMAKER on Pledge Multi Surface Cleaner

I have a great deal to share with everyone. I stopped at Kmart and bought two bottles of Pledge Multi Surface cleaner this morning. They were on sale for $3.50 each. I used two printable coupons for $2.00 off any Pledge Multi Surface Spray product. Each of the coupons doubled and I got both products for FREE--paying only .24 cents sales tax. Along with my receipt, the cashier handed me a catalina coupon for $1.00 off my next shopping order. I was surprised to end up making .76 cents off this transaction. If you'd like to print the coupons, go HERE.

$1.00 Nature's Source printable coupon

I received a $1.00 coupon off any Nature's Source product in my email yesterday from the manufacturer. Go HERE to print the coupon. If your local Kmart is doubling coupons this week, then you can get this cleaner for a great price.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Great Deal on Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker at Amazon.com

Amazon.com has THIS Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker priced at $3.92 which is 70% off. This would make a great birthday or Christmas gift. It's never too early to start your holiday shopping. (Thanks, Sisterly Savings)

Walmart: FREE Pace Salsa & Cheese Dip plus OVERAGE

I picked up four Pace products today at Walmart and used four of the $4.00 printable coupon that I posted about last night. Each of the products was FREE. To make this deal even sweeter, I also received overage that helped pay for the lettuce, tomatoes and cheese that I needed for tacos this evening.

Toll House Cookies: Free after Rebate

I have another great TRY ME FREE product offer to share with you (see photo above). While picking up some more free puppy food at Walmart today, I noticed that Nestle Toll House Ultimates Chocolate Filled cookies had a TRY ME FREE sticker on each product. The stickers were also on the caramel filled cookies as well. Be on the lookout for this offer when you're out shopping at your local Walmart store. For those of you that are local, I found this product in the refrigerated section at the Walmart on Foxcroft Avenue. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Awesome Pace $4.00 Printable Coupon

Smartsource is offering an awesome printable coupon for $4.00 off ANY Pace product. This coupon will surely net us some free salsa. Go HERE to read Common Sense with Money's post about this coupon. I will warn you that the coupon is VERY slow to print......so be patient. I was able to print is successfully.

Boston Market: B1G1 Crispy Country Chicken Coupon

Go HERE to print a coupon for a FREE Crispy Country Chicken item when you purchase another Crispy Country Chicken item (includes Crispy Country Chicken Meal, Crispy Country Chicken Sandwich, or Crispy Country Chicken Salad). The coupon expires on April 20, 2009. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Walmart: Good Deal on Snuggle Creme Liquid Fabric Softener

Snuggle has just released a new line of fabric softener called Snuggle Creme. My local Walmart has the Snuggle Creme liquid fabric softener on roll back for $4.00. Go HERE to print a coupon for $2.00 off one bottle. Be sure to hit the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice. After the coupon, you'll pay just $2.00 per bottle which softens 50 loads. This is a good deal that I wanted to be sure and share with my readers.

Martin's: FREE Character Band-Aids

Martin's has character Band-Aids on sale this week for $1.00 per box. I bought three boxes and used three $1.00 Band-Aid coupons from the March 15th Smart Source insert making all three boxes for FREE. My local store had lots of different characters and plenty of stock.

Walmart: FREE Iams Puppy Food

Walmart has Iams Smart Puppy food on roll back for $5.00. The shelf was not marked in my local store, but I used the price scanner to confirm. I purchased four bags and used four $5.00 coupons from the March 1, 2009 Proctor & Gamble insert making each bag FREE. I will be donating the food to our local Humane Society.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Attune Bar

Go HERE to sign up for a coupon for a free Attune Probiotic bar. Your coupon should arrive in the mail within 2-4 weeks. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Kmart: Diego Band-Aids for .19 cents per box

My local Kmart has Diego Band-Aids for $2.19 per box of 20. I used the $1.00 coupon from the March 25th Smart Source insert which doubled to $2.00----making the Band-Aids .19 cents per box.

Kmart: Free Dry Idea Deodorant

My local Kmart has Dry Idea deodorant/anti-perspirant for $3.99. I used two $2.00 internet printable coupons from coupons.com which doubled and made both of them FREE. I'll be donating these to the local shelter for women.

Kmart IS doubling internet printable coupons

I wanted to let everyone know that my local Kmart IS doubling internet printable coupons for the $2.00 double coupon event this week. Call your local store and ask if they are doing the same.

Kmart: Ziploc Zip'n Steam Bags for .14 cents per package

My local Kmart had the large size Ziplock Zip'n Steam bags on clearance for $1.24. I used three .55 cent coupons which doubled to $1.10 and paid .14 cents per package. Check your local store to see if they're marked down.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

KMart: March 22nd Shopping Trip

I went to Kmart this morning for the $2.00 double coupon event. I didn't spend much time preparing- just clipped a few coupons and headed out the door with my friend. I bought the following:

3 Crest Kids Toothpaste $1.99 each (used 3 $1.00 coupons which doubled.....FREE)

1 Rachael Ray dog treat $3.99 (used 1 $2.00 home mailer coupon which doubled..... FREE)

1 package of Marcal paper towels $3.50 (used $2.00 coupon which doubled..... FREE)

2 packages of Pop-Tarts $2.49 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled.....paid .49 cents each)

2 Lysol Kitchen Cleaner $2.50 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled..... paid. 50 cents each)

2 Lysol Bathroom Cleaner $2.50 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled.... paid .50 cents each)

2 packages of Zip Lock containers $2.50 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled..... paid. 50 cents per package)

TOTAL for everything $3.98 plus $1.05 tax for a total of $5.03.

Money Saving Tip: Pick-up and Assemble Furniture Yourself

I have a simple money saving tip to share with everyone: Pick-up and assemble furniture yourself because it will save you quite a bit of money. How often have you paid to have furniture delivered? Our family has paid delivery and assembly fees more times than I care to admit.

We purchased a new kitchen table last weekend. The fee for delivery and set-up would have been $130.00. I was surprised to hear my husband tell the salesman that he would pick-up and assemble the set himself. I must be converting him after all! :) My husband picked-up and assembled the new dining set on Tuesday evening. He did a fabulous job and his two hours of hard work saved us $130.00.

Food Lion: March 22, 2009 Shopping Trip

I purchased six more boxes of Wheat Thins Artisan Cheese Crackers this morning for .21 cents per box. I used three buy one, get one free coupons from the March 15th Smart Source insert. Total for six boxes was $1.26 plus tax. For more specific information on this deal, read my previous post HERE.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weis: March 21, 2009 Trip (good deal on yogurt drinks and cups)

I made a quick trip to Weis this evening to buy more yogurt drinks and yogurt cups for my son. Dannon yogurt drinks are on sale for $2.00 per package of six. I bought four packages and used four $1.00 coupons--paying $1.00 per package. Breyers yogurt cups were $2.50 per package of six. I used a .75 cent coupon that doubled to $1.50--paying $1.00 for the package of six. My son is a picky eater and yogurt is one of his favorites. I stocked up since this was a great deal.

$4.00 Glade Printable Coupon

I received this coupon in my email yesterday. Go HERE to print a coupon for $4.00 off any candle or reed diffuser within Glade's new Fragrance Collection line. Be sure to hit the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice.

KMart: Pedigree Tear Pad Coupons

I found the following Pedigree tear pad manufacturer coupons at Kmart this evening:

Save $3.00 on Pedigree Good Bites treats when you buy any one Pedigree Marrobone treat (expires 4/15/2009)

Get one can free when you buy any two Pedigree Food for Dogs (expires 4/15/2009)

Be sure to check your local store if you're interested in finding these coupons.

Friday, March 20, 2009

FREE Thomas the Train at Toys R Us

On Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd ONLY, you can get a free Thomas the Train wooden train at your local Toys R Us. Go HERE to print the coupon. No purchase necessary. Choose from the following:

Thomas the Tank Engine

Lights & Sound Percy

Sir Handel

Peter Sam

to Common Sense with Money for posting this deal. The company has offered this deal in the past and it's been great. I'm hoping to make it to the store on Saturday afternoon before they're all gone.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Easter is right around the corner. I thought THESE Easter Bunny cupcakes were adorable and wanted to share. Do you have any special treats that you're planning to make for Easter? If so, please share.

Weis: Dannon Crush Cups (4ct.) or Danimals Yogurt Drinks (6ct.) $1.00

Weis has Dannon Crush Cups and Danimals Yogurt Drinks on sale for $2.00 per package until March 25th. Use the $1.00 coupon from the March 1, 2009 Smart Source insert and you'll pay $1.00 per package. I thought this was a deal worth sharing!

Weis: Welch's Aqua Juice $1.00 per bottle

Weis has Welch's Aqua Juice on sale for $2.50 per bottle. I used the .75 cent coupon (which doubled to $1.50) from the March 8th Smart Source insert making the juice $1.00 per bottle. Pretty good deal!

Spring Swap Exchange

Today was the Spring Swap exchange for the Mom's Group in my subdivision. After running errands this morning, I arrived home to find the beautiful gift pictured above waiting for me on my front porch. It contained a strawberry plant, pot, garden tools, garden gloves and seeds for squash & zucchini. Thank you, Suzette, for the wonderful gifts! I can't wait to start planting outside once the weather warms up a bit more.

Great Deal on Thomas Train and DVD Sets

Check out Common Sense with Money's post HERE about the great deal Amazon is having on Thomas the Train wooden train & DVD sets. These would make great gifts to hold back for birthday parties or Christmas. Thinking ahead and buying gifts at great prices will result in spending less money on gifts.

KMart: Super Double Coupons March 22-28

Some regions of KMart stores are having the Super Double Coupons March 22-28. Go HERE to see if your store in participating.

The KMart in Martinsburg, WV is doubling coupons AGAIN up to and including $2.00 beginning March 22nd. Coupons up to and including $2.00 will double. You can use four of the same coupon and up to 25 coupons per day. Internet coupons are EXCLUDED. Get your coupons ready!

Free Sample of All-Bran Fiber Drink Mix

Go HERE to request your free sample of All-Bran Fiber Drink Mix.