Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Hop (I thought Easter was Over!!) lol

Here we go!! A new hop for you to follow! Now get over there and find a following!!
Thanks to Thrifty and Frugal!


If you or someone you know is looking for loved ones from the Tornadoes

If you or someone you know are looking for loved ones possibly lost or displaced in the storm, this is an EXCELLENT resource for you! Please go Here and register to find or be found.
Our prayers go with all of you...

Get your donation dollars in order.... It's time to help out tornado victims.

My friend Amanda at A Few Short Cuts has posted a great list of near-freebies to help stretch your donation dollars! Please... before you go shopping, check out these match-ups and get MORE TO DONATE!!! The story continues to unfold every minute as to what some cities are left with in the state of Alabama. One thing we know is that they need HELP!!! So, please DONATE DONATE DONATE!!!

And thank you, Amanda, you are an amazing person for doing this...

Tornado Victims Need Our Help

I am putting a challenge out to all of you in the coupon blogosphere.
1) Dedicate a post or two to coupon match ups for personal hygiene, baby and other necessary items.
2) Encourage your readers to go buy some of the needed items
3) post in your blog where people can donate.

We have lost 128 people at last count in the State of Alabama and many many more are missing. They need so many things, this is the very least we can do.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gracie has started taking Claritin... what a difference!

As you know, I have been working with BzzAgent and sampling products so that I can write reviews. My latest product test is for Children's Claritin. It could not have come at a better time! My youngest daughter has terrible allergies. She coughs, sneezes and suffers terrible congestion from April through the end of May! When I received this package I was thrilled!

Gracie has begun taking the product and within a few days, she is like a whole new kiddo! She is just as active, and no cloudy, sleepiness that you can get from some allergy medicines. As this is Easter weekend, we have spent  the entire weekend outside with family, hunting eggs, having picnics, and just spending time together. And she has been in the thick of it all!

I can personally recommend this product for your child with allergies! And if you have problems with "I don't wanna take the yucky medicine" times, NO ISSUES!!! It is a grape chewable! We had no trouble... no muss no fuss!

Give your little one a clear head, free from allergies! Try Children's Claritin!


I have received a free sample of this product for testing purposes from the product manufacturer and I post reviews for BzzAgent based on my personal experiences. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Publix, Target and Wags. Spent: $11.09 Saved: $92.99 Saved 90% !!!

4 Pedigree  @$3.99 ($15.96) less 4-$3/1
-$12.00  New Total  $3.96
4 Dole @ $1.65 BOGO ($3.30) Less 2-$0.50/1
doubled New total $1.30
4 Wheat Thins @ BOGO $3.09 ($6.18) Less
4-$1/1  New total: $2.18
Sara Lee 50% off $3.89 ($1.89) Less $1/1
New Total ($0.89)
Tampax $3.99 Less: $3.00 MQ&TQ New total: $0.99.
Similac $4.19. Less $5.00 New total (-$0.81)
Less $5/$30  New total $4.88 (Plus tax)

Revlon clippers: 2@ $1.59 ($3.18) Used $5/1 TQ    $-$1.82
Dove $2.79  Used $2/1   $0.79
Similac  $5.39  Used $5/1    $0.39
Mini Wheats (Splurge.. NO COUPONS!)  $2.50

Total: $1.86  (plus tax)

Not bad!

Wal Mart:
Mens Nivea 2@ $3.00 Used 2-$3/1   FREE!
Similac $5.47  Used $5/1   $0.47
Olay $2.64 Used $2/1  $0.64
Connect 4 travel game $5.24 Used $3/1   $2.24

Total:    $3.35  (plus tax)

Scott Towels:
Also (not pictured) cinnamon roll $1.00

Used 1-$2.50/1 Catalina
         1-$1.00/1 WQ
         1- $2.00 RR

$0.50 (plus Tax)

Overall I spent $11.09 and saved $92.99! The Similac is for the Church Food Pantry, The Nivea and some of the soap and the clippers are for the troops we "Adopted" in Afghanistan, the rest is for us!
I love to save!

Never Leave a Couponer Alone in Publix Waiting on a Prescription...

This is what happens when your mom has surgery and you have to wait 30 minutes to pick up the prescription. lol... I had time to play with my Qs and I had some fun yesterday!! You have to do something while you wait!!
4 cans Tuttorosso Tomatos: BOGO $1.59
Used 2-$1/2 Blinkies                                        $1.18
Whet Thins Stix: BOGO $3.09
Used 2-$1/1 MQ                                             $1.09
Kraft BBQ sauce (no Q)                                  $2.25
Velveeta Shells and Cheese: BOGO $2.29
Used: $1.50/1 WYB BBQ peelie from sauce    $0.79
That's $5.31 for everything!!   63% saved!

Friday, April 15, 2011

How Would You Like to Celebrate Cover Girl's 50th Anniversary?

What would you do to celebrate 50 Beautiful Years? Well, if you were a BzzAgent, you would do things like get free samples of the newest Cover Girl products, take quizzes, get informative emails AND be rewarded for your efforts! How do I know this? I am a BzzAgent! I will spend the next 76 days, at my own convenience, telling people all about BzzAgent and 
My Cover Girl  on Facebook, Twitter, Girl Scouts, the soccer field,  the grocery store and anywhere else that I strike up a conversation! I am truly excited to get to be a voice for Cover Girl, because Cover Girl has helped me find the confidence to have my own voice for 40 years.
Happy 50th Birthday Cover Girl! I hope you have many many more! 

CVS and Wags mini trips: saved 90%

 Well, the first stop was at CVS!  The Gillette razors were B1/G1 half from $8.99 so, $8.99 and $4.50.  I used a BOGO Q on the Razors (-$8.99) and a $3/1 MQ on the second package (-$2). So... $1.50 for both packs!

The M & Ms were on sale for $1.99 each (reg. $3.99) -there was a second bag that I gave away. I used 1- $2/2 Mars Easter Items IPQ.  So in all,
Retail: $25.96
Spent: $0.45 (after tax)
Saved:  99.5%
I actually used $5 EBs and paid with pocket change! I never count EBs when I get them.. only when I use them! No "double dipping!"

 1st Wags Mini Trip: Bought 5 Royal gelatin $0.66/ea. Used a 5/$1 WQ and a $1/5 Blinkie I got at Publix... That's $0
3 clearance hair clips, $0.49 each.. no Qs   ($1.47)
2 Gillette Razors BOGO $6.99 ea ($10.50)  (NOTE: Wags is Cheaper than CVS!) Used: 1 BOGO MQ and 1-$2/1 MQ   Now: $1.50
1 Bic razor Clearance $3.29 Used 1-$2/1 MQ Now $1.29
Retail: $30.39
Paid: $ 3.26
Saved: 91%
Wags Mini Trip #2
Royal Gelatin $0.69 each. Used 1 5 for $1 WQ and 1 $1/5 Blinkie found at Publix.. SO $0!!
2 Biore $5.99 each. Used 1 BOGO MQ  So, $5.99 for 2! (I also got $5 RR, but I count these when I use them.)
4 Snickers eggs $0.29 each. Used 2- $1/2 MQ.  $0.84 OVERAGE!!
2 Bic razors. Clearance (and BOGO somehow) @ $3.29. (One at $3.29, one at $1.65) Used 2- $2/1 MQ.   $0.94 for BOTH!!!
Retail: $31.17
                                                      Paid: $5.09
                                                      Saved:  86% (plus have $5 RR to use later!)

So that's an overall
Retail:  $85.52,  Paid: $10.80,  Saved: 90%

Wal Mart and Publix mini Trips... saved 87% on Christmas and donations!

Okay.. so talk about a deal!! The operation games are stickered at $15 each! They have been marked down to $5 each... and then you can use the coupon from the Sunday paper and get $3/1 for each! I have 3 Birthdays in the family coming up... I know what everyone is getting!! lol

Also, The Similac is for the Food Pantry. Retail $5.49 less the $5/1 MQ means a  $0.49 donation!                                                    

Now, On this side, We have the Publix deal! The similac was $0.99 ($5.99 less the $5/1 MQ), The Olay was $0.99 ($2.99 less the $2/1 MQ) and the Yakisoba was an $0.11 overage! ($0.89 w/ a doubled $0.50/1 MQ)

I love FREE!!

Guest Shopping Trip: He knows how to shop!

My coupon friend, J R, had an awesome shopping trip! He spent $36 and saved $78 for a savings of 69%!! Amazing job on these groceries! He used coupons for all of these items...
Can you believe that he bought ALL of this for $36 (plus tax)?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Children's Claritin is here just in time for Spring allergies!

Everyone in my house suffers from seasonal allergies. I was so excited when BzzAgent contacted me to be in the group to review new Children's Claritin! With the sniffly-sneezies having moved in, I am sure we will be happy to review this product! Please come by and visit to read about the newest Claritin! I will keep you posted!

The Bzz on The Factor Tree

I have been lucky enough to get to study math. This is a great passion for me! I consider myself lucky to get to do something for a living that I love. My kids on the other hand, well, they are not as big on the math as mom!  They do well in school, but sometimes they struggle with their math homework. Through BzzAgent, I have been given the opportunity to use a new tool with my kids to help them (hopefully) understand what it can feel like when you realize how math works and how easy it can actually be! Go to and check out the site like we are! I will report back often with The kids' progress in first and fourth grade math! And while you are out cruising the internet, stop Here and join BzzAgent! You won't be sorry!

New BzzzCampaign!

I have been fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the new BzzCampaign for Cover Girl NatureLuxe Collection of products! I am really excited about getting to try samples of this product and share what I discover with you! This is what the Bzzz is so far about this new Cover Girl:

silk foundation
  • Provides a smooth, silky feel
  • Contains refreshing cucumber water to help balance the creaminess on application
  • Made with hints of jojoba and rosehip extracts
  • Available in 14 shades ranging from light to dark tones
  • Oil-free, SPF 10 and dermatologically tested
  • Suggested to retail for $11.99
gloss balm
  • Combines the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft moisturization of a balm
  • Available in 16 versatile, beautiful shades
  • Formulated with SPF 15 for added protection
  • Suggested to retail for $6.49
So, you can see... I am super excited to get my products and review them for you! Go to and join to begin spreading your own Bzzzzzzz!

New Blockbuster Code!

There is a new code out good through 4/30/2011  for a single use only!!  It is LAPM0WMW. Make tonight a family movie night!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New ways to earn at Recyclebank!!

Head over to Recyclebank and get new points to trade for coupons!! It is an awesome way to do something for the Earth while you do something for yourself! Recyclebank has lots of different things to do to earn the points! Quizzes, fact sheet reads, games and videos... all worth points! Head over NOW and tell them I sent ya!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I WON!!! Wheeee!

Yeppers! That's right... I won third place (And yes, I sooooo wanted to win 1st) in the iheartpublix and ConAgra recipe contest! A $50 gift card is on its way to me! Now if only my rebate gift card would arrive... that's almost 2 weeks in groceries! Thank you to Michelle at iheartpublix for all that she does to keep the rest of us going!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great Dog Treats Deal!

I know this looks crazy... but we have 3 adult labs! They eat ALOT!!!  So, the Beggin strips/ Busy bone deals were awesome this week!
6- Beggin Strips BOGO @ $3.50   ($10.50)
Used 1 BOGO peelies  (-$1.75)
Used 3-$1/2  (-$3.00)
6- Busy Bone $3/each   ($18.00)
Used 6- Bi Beggin/ G1 Busy Free (-$18.00)

Publix Deluxe Mac and Cheese  Penny Item!

Nabisco snack packs BOGO $5.99
Used 2- $1/1 WYB Milk from facebook   $3.99/2

Other items pictured were for my hubby's birthday breakfast! there were no Qs on these item, but he only turns 40 once!!
I also got to use one of my $5/$30 Winn Dixie Qs!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gift baskets for the schools from my stockpile!

How about that? I got a call from the PTO asking for a donation for Teacher appreciation week! I said, "Sure, I'll see what I can do." This is what I did! 3 baskets... I think (just based on what's in them) I have MAYBE $5-10 tied up in here! And look at the products! You know this is so much more than $10! This is one of the many benefits of couponing! Wheeeee!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I am in the final 5!!!

So, I have made it to the final 5 in the iheartpublix / ConAgra Foods recipe Contest! I would absolutely LOVE IT.. if you would go visit Michelle at and vote for my Tamale Pie recipe! It is sooo Yummy and easy! Even my kids eat it! Please go on over and vote for me! Thank you sooo much!

Couponing for Community

Look at this amazing opportunity to give back for some of the blessings that get "clipped" our way! Here is the information taken directly from the 
Couponing For Community Facebook page!

Couponing for Community is a nationwide event utilizing the power of couponing and social media to make a united impact for those in need. 

We invite you to join this community of couponers by using your couponing skills to give to a homeless shelter, food pantry, or a friend in need during the week of May 8-14!

May 14 is also National Stamp Out Hunger Day. Check with your local Post Office to find out if they are participating and learn more at

Feel free to share comments or pictures as you give of your abundance to those in need.

I will be purging my excess and donating it! I would love it if you would too!! Do what their Facebook page says and share this information!!


Monday, April 4, 2011

A few Great Deals This Week...

So, the best deal for me thus far this week was at Publix using Qs I got through Recycle Bank for doing quizzes, and recycling! I love Recycle Bank! What they stand for is simply amazing and dear to my heart, but to get coupons as well... Sign me up! You get points simply for joining, and then you can get more in minutes!
So, I received a $2/1 MQ and a BOGO MQ for Wonderful Pistachios! Here's how that deal, and a few others came together:

2 Wonderful Pistachios: $7.99   Used BOGO Q and $2/1 MQ  $3 each!
2 Schick razors BOGO $8.49   Used 2-$3/1     $1.25 each!
2 Pilsbury Biscuits  $10/10  Used 1-$0.50/1  $0.50 each!
I Sun Chips  $3.99  
Used: 1- $1.50 off any chips w/ purchase of Velveeta tearpad
          1-$1/1 PQ  Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer                                 $1.49 for Sun Chips!
2 rolls Viva paper towels  $3.99
Used:   1- $1.50/2 + rolls
            2- $0.40/1 (doubles)    $0.45 each roll!
Since I spent $30 I got to use a $5/$30 Winn Dixie Q  wheee!

That is just a few of the deals!
Happy Shopping!  

A Few Short Cuts' Peanut Buttery Brownies ~ Also in Gluten Free!

So, if you follow my page at all, you know I follow a few blogs faithfully. One of the Blogs that I follow daily is A Few Short Cuts! I love Amanda's deals, links and RECIPES!!! This week is no different. The most wonderful thing about her Tide You Over Tuesday recipes is that I can always make them out of my stockpile! So here is the Amazing Tide You Over Tuesday from Amanda... And If you need gluten free, there are instructions for that as well!!  Go HERE  and get cooking!
And, yes... they are delicious... can't you tell?  They are mostly gone! I only wish I had made the gluten free... then I could eat them!  *Sigh  :)

New Target Qs Have Arrived!


Yay! The new Target coupons have arrived! Make sure to go check them out... especially if your Publix takes Target as a competitor!

Similac Deal at Publix and Wal Mart

If you have one of these...

                         You may need some of these...
Check your Smart Source from 4/3/2011! Certain regions got a $5/1 MQ that can be used for FREE Similac! At Publix, there are several varieties of the pre-mix from $4.00-$4.50. At Wal Mart, the pre mixed liquid is around $3.50! And Don't forget... Wal Mart allows an overage! I do think you will only be allowed one $5/1 Q per transaction (verbiage on the MQ)... but for free Similac? Go for it!

Some Great New Buys at Publix!

You should really go over and see Michelle at I Heart Publix and check out the new ad that begins in Alabama on Wednesday and In other areas (Georgia and Florida?) on Thursday! I have only listed a few of what I consider the super deals
so you really need to go through the links and check out her site! Remember some of the deals may be regional (especially the alcohol deal this week) so check your ad before clippin' and snippin'! Here you go...

Wish Bone Dressing 16 oz, BOGO $2.65
-$0.40/1 Wish Bone Dressing
-$1.50/2 Wish-Bone Salad Dressings TARGET coupon (exp 4/30/2011) 

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, BOGO $2.89
-$0.85/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray With Extra Virgin Olive Oil (if included)
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Whipped & Creamy Taste Spread (if included)
-$.50/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Target Coupon (exp 4/9/2011)

Purina Beggin Strips 6 oz, BOGO $3.50
-$1/2 Purina Beggin’ Products 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/20/2011)
-B1G1 Purina Busy WYB Purina Beggin’ 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
-$1/2 Purina Beggin’ Product 2/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/20/2011)

-$1/1 Purina Cat or Dog Treat Publix Coupon (exp 4/30/2011)

Sue Bee Honey 12 oz, 2/$5
-$0.55/1 Sue Bee Honey Rolling 
-$.50/1 Sue Bee peelie (no exp)

Remember to go to I Heart Publix and see the full ad!

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