Monday, January 30, 2012

Shutterfly Score! Ends today!!

I scored a great deal on Shutterfly. I received an email with this:
With that, I made a photo journal that came to $9.79. I then found the code HAIR10 that saved me $10 off $10. Since I didn't have the minimum $10, I bought a photo magnet.

Here is the free code I got for shipping... I hope if works for you. PLEASE comment if you try it and let me know!!! I don't think it works... But if you have a Shutterfly account, check your email!

I can't wait to get this!

Walgreen's and Walmart Trip

I am a filthy rotten liar. I went to the store. BUT!!! I didn't use any money out of our account. I used GIFT CARDS that were given to me/earned for research studies. SO, I will NOT be counting this towards my January monthly budget. Sneaky, I know. I also was desperate for eggs, oatmeal, and fresh fruits and veggies. I used my Winco gift card I received from work :)


I did this a little funky... bear with me. You might figure out how to work this better than I did.

Transaction 1:
Dove Clinical Strength Deodorant
Reg. $6.49
On Sale 3/$18 with $6 in Register Rewards
Used three $2/1 from RP 1/29

Like Paying $2/box

T1= $14.38

Transaction 2:
Dove Shampoo 12 oz
Reg. $4.49
On sale 4/$15 with $5 in Register Rewards
Used four $1/1 from RP 1/29
Like paying $1.50 per bottle

Blink Tears
Sale price $8 with $8 Register Rewards
Like getting for free

*Used RR from T1 towards shampoo and Blink Tears.

T2= $13.08

Transaction 3:
Used RR from T2 to buy $13 in other supplies.

Total Out of Pocket before T3:

Register Rewards left over before T3:

Like paying $14.46

Total after T3: $28.84

Total Saved Including RR:
$88.31 ($30 is for a replacement head I bought for a friend but it was the wrong size. Will be taking it back or selling it on ebay!)


I did more roundup deals:

Cottonelle Moist Wipes
$1.96/ 42 ct
$.50/2 = $1/2
=$1.46 each

Kleenex Cold Touch
.$50/1 = $1/1

Dawn Dish Soap
$.25/1 = $1/1

Colgate Tooth Paste
$.50 = $1/1
+$.03 money maker per tube

Total Spent: $5.76
Total Saved: $12.02

Friday, January 27, 2012

Stouffer's Coupon

Like Stouffer's on Facebook and receive a $2 off multi-serve lasagna.

Since it is a coupon, you can hit the back button and print it twice! Mmm. Yummy!

2012 Challenge

January is not going to be a good month for me. I am already $50+ over budget. But, I figure I am trying to look at the year as a whole... And I got a $25 gift card to Winco which will make February nice! :) I can make some of it up there.

I have to admit I took advantage of Albertson's roundup promotion at Walmart today. I took my coupons and used my coupons that still don't total $1 savings even with doublers. Unfortunately, these are the kind of things that are more wants than needs... but oh well. I also bought items such as butter, cream cheese, and cheese that will last a long time. But the free UP2U gum is too awesome to not buy. I price matched Rite Aid for $1/pack and I had 14 more $1/1 coupons from ebay... so yeah. My students will be getting a pack of gum for Valentines Day!

So, here are my January totals. I will NOT be going to the store until February. Good thing February is coming soon! I am out of bread. Hm... maybe I will make bread tomorrow. Sounds yummy!

Jan Spent: $214.76
Jan Saved: $206.16

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Walmart Deals Under $1

Catch these great deals at Walmart this week!!

And for those who live in Boise, Walmart is matching Albertson's coupon round up deal:

Thanks Fabulously Frugal and Living on a Coupon!

Diaper Deals 1/26

Check out these Diaper deals from There are several coupons on Amazon that make these a good deal.

Thanks, Fabulously Frugal

Smith's Chili Deal

Fabulously Frugal found this awesome deal at Smiths: Hormel Chili for $.19/can!

And the Winner Is....

Congrats, Jerrica! Thanks for the feedback!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Good Week at Freddies!

It is looking like a great week to be shopping at Fred Meyer! Too bad my goal is to not go grocery shopping this week. I had to pick up milk, bread, and produce today but I have a goal to try to keep!

Check out Fabulously Frugal's shopping list for Fred Meyer. Looks like a good deal on cheese, pizza, Ritz and more!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Walmart Deals... Without Doublers

Freebies 2 Deals has put together a great list of things to stock up on at Wal-Mart. Includes Freebies....

Thanks, F2D!

Awesome Trip to Wal-Mart

My Barilla coupons didn't come in the mail today. Sad, sad day. Oh well. I will have the opportunity to use them and make bank later! :)

So here is what I did at Wal-Mart. I know it may be too late this round of doublers to do anything, but most of these deals will still be around next time:

Honey Bunches of Oats
$1/1 + doubler
=$.58 box

Multi Grain Cheerios
2 $1/1 +dioubler
1 $.75/1 ?? + doubler
= 3 boxes for $2.54

Mr. Clean Eraser
$1/1 from Home Made Simple + doubler

Libby's Veggies
$1/4 SS 11/13 exp in March +doublers
=20 cans for $5

Brown Sugar
$1.68 for 2lb
$1/2 from + doubler

Dole Pineapple
$.68 can
$.50/2 (online somewhere...)+ double
= $.18/can

Crystal Light
$2 for 10 individual packets
$1/2 + doubler
=$1 for 10 packets

Tomato Paste ??Brand??
$.75/1 online coupon

UP2U Gum
Price Matched to Rite Aid @ $1
$1/1 SS 1/1
x15 = lots of free gum!

Sandwich bags

Total Spent: $16.05
Total Saved: $49.20

Monday, January 16, 2012

Swag Bucks

Have you tried Swag Bucks yet? I didn't for the longest time but I am so glad I did. I have earned $50 over $100!!! in Amazon Gift Certificates for basically just doing what I do.

This is Swag Buck's explanation of how it works:

Basically you search the internet, take surveys, polls, watch video clips and get paid to do it. **NEW! ONLINE & OFFLINE SHOPPING REWARDS!** Get paid to shop online at your favorite stores. My main stores are Amazon, Kohls, Walmart, and Target, but the list is long!! Usually works as a get X sb per dollar spent.

I am not a major Swagger. I will stop by and take the daily poll most every day and complete a survey or two, but mostly I get my points from searching the internet. I have downloaded the search engine tool bar and use that. It is integrated with Google, which is a plus for me. For example, today I was searching for "Souper Salad coupons" and I was awarded 28 Swag Bucks. Now, this is more Bucks than normal, but it was a pleasant surprise.

They also have codes that are good for a certain amount of points. They are sometimes very tricky and require some thinking, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes very easy to do. I find it convenient to follow them on Facebook and have their blog hand in my RSS feeder. I also have their swidget on my personal blog that will alert you to when there is a code and will give clues on how to find them!

Click HERE to get started!

Feed Back Needed! Giveaway!!!

I am looking for some feedback on my blog. Here are the things I am curious about:

Blog appearance
Post relevance to you
Frequency of posts
What you would like to see more of
What you would like to see less of
Are spreadsheets helpful

Leave a comment about my blog and be entered into a drawing for 10 handmade cards. (Birthday, Wedding, holiday, Just Because, etc.)
This is not an actual card, but is a sample:

Giveaway ends and winner announced 1/23. Winner chosen by US residents only :)
Cards mailed (or delivered) by 2/1

Another Nifty Spreadsheet

Curious about how much you spend weekly? Participating in a challenge like the one I am? I made a nice spreadsheet for you! :) 

Access it here >>Click<<

Click "download original document" to save it to your computer so you can modify it. Here is what mine looks like so far! 

Yikes! I'm not doing so hot! Better get on it! (Can you tell which week I had the visitors and the Costco run for TP?) hehe!

Spending Goals

I have been on the fence if I want to do Fabulously Frugal's Monthly Budget Challenge... and I think I am going to try it. I want to go to Europe and this is certainly one way I can save money.

So... I am going to try to only spend $150 a month on groceries and home supplies.

I am going to try to keep you up to date... and I want you to keep me going with it!

January sucks though... I had to buy TP, I was feeding 4 extra people for 4 days, and I didn't shop with a goal in mind. I am already not going to make it this month!

This month so far:

Total Spent: $146.24
Total Saved:  $82.87

(Did in spread sheet and got more accurate numbers)

Total Spent: $165.21
Total Saved: $115.46

Amount Left in Yearly Budget: $1,364.79

Adventures at Albies

Here are the deals I got today:

Digiorno Pizza:
Use $1/2 and doubler

Tillamook Cheese
$5.99 for 2lb
$1/2lb cheese plus doubler (
=$3.99 for 2lb


15 cans Campbell Tomato Soup
Buy 2 get 1 free ($.53 each)
3 $1/5 and doublers
=$2.20 for 15 or $.13 each

What I will be going for tomorrow after my coupons come:

Barilla Pasta
Buy 2 get 1 free ($1 each)
$1/2 and doubler
= Free!!

Other deals:

 Free Pillsbury brownies with $1/2 and doublers

Doubles at Albies:

I will be going to Walmart as well for a few things... tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Coupons You Don't Want to Miss

My coupons reset again today. I don't know why. These are all from But here are the coupons I think will produce the best deals:
 Not the best every day coupon... but I can't wait to get me some Teddy Grahams!
 Kraft cheese usually goes on sale. I would look out for a good deal. Not high value, but good.
 These are only $2.58/box at Wal-Mart. 
 Money Maker at Wal-Mart... if you can find it in stock. I did last week and had quite the story....
For those with babies... I know this stuff is expensive. If you need this coupon, PRINT FAST!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Free $10 Mastercard with 10 Boxes of Kellogs

I am excited for this! :) For those who have Kelloggs cereal in their pantry... or for those who purchase a lot of Kelloggs, this deal is for you.

Free $10 Mastercard with 10 Kellogg's UPC codes: (10oz+)

  • All- Bran Original
  •  All-Bran Bran Buds Cereal
  • All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes cereal
  • Smart Start cereal
  • Corn Flakes cereal
  • Raisin Bran cereal
  • Raisin Bran Crunch cereal
  • Crispix cereal
  • Product 19 cereal
  • Mueslix cereal
  • Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal
  • Lowfat Granola with Raisins cereal
  • Lowfat Granola without Raisins cereal
  • Lowfat Granola Original cereal
  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal
(List is from Fabulously Frugal)

"Rebate" Mastercard form:

Thanks, Fabulously Frugal!
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Smith's Deals

It's Case Lot time! Utah readers, make sure to stop by Smith's this week for some good deals!

Deals include cheap All Spice Deodorant, Tide, Milk, Brownies, and Veggies!!

Thank you,
Fabulously Frugal

Diaper Deals 1/5

Here is Fabulously Frugal's Amazon Diaper Deals link:


Print the $3/1 KY product coupon off of Smart Source for this great money making deal. The 2 oz bottle of KY is regularly priced at $2.84, making this a money maker.

Now, I must admit I have a funny story to share with this coupon. I printed this coupon last month because I had heard of this deal before. I didn't look at the expiration date before going to the register and so I was a "day expired." The cashier told me they hadn't mailed in the monthly coupons yet and that the register manager would allow them to take coupons a few days after they expired. However, he stopped and asked, "Now, is this a want, or a need?" with a smile on his face. I was getting the deal because it was a money maker. Honest to goodness. I intended to give it away either to charity or at a bridal shower gag gift bag. I of course told him it was a want. Well, my husband came shopping with me. The cashier turns to him and says, "I bet your husband would say it was a need. Not a want." Wow. Haha. Little scared to buy products like this again! Needless to say, I got the deal but I walked away a little embarrassed.

Coupon Inserts 1/8/12

Apparently there are going to be 6, yes, SIX inserts on Sunday. I am just a little bit excited. :) Check out Sunday Coupon Preivew's website to see what is coming!

FREE Dental Floss

Floss is one of those things that I just refuse to pay for now. I can always get it for free or nearly free. Right now at Wal-Mart, you can get Oral B floss for +$.11! It is regularly $.89 and this weeks PG insert had a $1/1 Oral B floss coupon in it.

Not an Oral B kind of person? Then check out Smart Source QUICKLY to get your $1/1 Reach floss. This sells for $.97 at Wal-Mart for +$.03 overage!

Get flossing!

Buy Textbooks, Get $5 MP3 Credit

It's that time of year again. Time to buy textbooks. Although I suggest buying used textbooks (or ever better, borrowing from a friend), some books just have to be bought new. Check out this offer from Amazon. Buy $50 in qualifying textbooks and receive $5 in MP3 credit. Come on, we all listen to music while we study, right?

$.69 One Hit Wonders

You know all of those songs you love... but it's the only song you know by that artist? Catch them at Amazon today for $.69! I know there are a few I will be adding to my collection!