Monday, November 26, 2012

Stampin' Up!

I am not planning on throwing any parties unless someone specifically asks me to... But if you already order online and don't have a demonstrator - or you are wanting to order - I can help you out!

Basic info for Stampin Up!:

  • There are rewards and benefits to throwing a party. You can earn free product.
  • Find product on the Stampin Up! website.
  • Orders can be called in to me, dropped off at my house, or done online.
  • Shipping is $6.99 from $1-$69. Going in on an order with a friend can be advantageous.
  • Orders that I put in will be shipped to me and I will distribute the product to you. :)

Using Stampin Up!'s website:

 *Select "find a demonstrator" at to of home page*

*add my info into the demonstrator directory*

*Create your own account to order online*

*Regular price is how much it is to buy through website. 
Preferred price is price you get through demonstrator.*

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shop With Me! 11/19

Fred Meyer

Peach Fresca x3
Minute Maid Lemonade Lite x1

In-ad coupon 4 for $11
$2.75 each
Plus used a $1/3 Coke Products peelie

=$10/4 boxes

Marie Calendar Dutch Apple Pie

In-ad coupon $3.99
Used $.75/1 from SS insert


Total Spent: $14.14
Total Saved: $11.67


10 Powerade
Buy 10 at $1, Save $5.
=$.50 each

(and bananas)
Used "Save 5% on next purchase" from previous trip
Received $2 off your next trip

T1= 5.19

6 Rhodes Warm and Serve Rolls (various)
$2.49 -buy 10 products, save $5
Final price $1.99
Used Save $1/2 Rhodes rolls and doublers (x3)

4 Powerade
$.50 after buy 10 promo

Used $2 from T1

T2= 6.48

Total Spent: $11.67
Total Saved: $29.22

Received catalina for free dozen eggs (max value $3.59), $2 off next chip or pretzel purchase, $1.50 off next purchase of $15+, $1.50 off fresh meat purchase $10 or more (probably won't use the last two - let me know if you are interested!)


Stouffers single entree x2
Reg $2.28
Used $1/2 + doubler
=$1.28 each

Poptarts x3
Used $1/3 + doubler

White Grape Juice Blend
Used $.75/1 from NLA +doubler

Oreos x2
Used $.50/1 +Doubler
=$1.98/ pkg

Hormel Can Chicken x6
Used 3 $1/2 from SS + doubler
=$1.28 each

Dole Pinapple x12
Used $1/3 from +doubler

Stouffers meal
Used $1.50/1

Total: $27.99
Saved: $22.90

Total Spent: $53.80
Total Saved: $63.79

Monday, November 12, 2012

Free Kindle Christmas Book

Twas the Night Before Christmas Free Kindle edition!

Walmart 11/12

Some of these deals are worth looking into even if you don't get Twice the Value Coupons!

Here is how I used my doubles this week:

Armour Pepperoni X2
Used $1/2 from + doubler
=2 for $1.56

Stove Top Stuffing X2
Used $1/2 from + doubler
=2 for $.50

Velveeta Shells and Cheese X2
Used $1/2 from + doubler
=2 for $1.96

Oreo Cookies X2
Used $.50/1 from +doubler
= 2 for $3.96
....Not a great deal, but its a pregnancy thing. ;)

Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners X4
Used $1/1 from Reynolds Website (click here) + doubler
=$.16 Money maker on 4. (may only get free, depends on cashier)

*Great to print and use even without doubler!

Barilla Microwave Meals X4
Used $1/1 from +doubler
= 4 for $2

Tums 50 count Freshers X2
Used $1/1 from + doubler
= 2 for $3.76
...another pregnancy thing. Can't stand the chalky antacids.

Playtex Bottles X2
Playtex Binkies X2
Buy 1 Playtex bottle, get 1 2pkg binkie free up to $6.99 from
***Both times I tried this, the register takes $6.99 off regardless of the price of the binkies.***
So I paid $6.44 for two bottles and 4 binkies.

Total Spent: $22.90
Total Saved: $41.98

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amazon Mom

I signed up for an Amazon Mom 3-Month FREE trial today... for two reasons.

1) Free Shipping Over the Holidays

  • I hope to do a lot of shopping online and I hate paying for shipping.

2) $10 off Diapers Promotion

  • For signing up, (limited time only) you get $10 off select diapers. I noticed the diaper deals on Fabulously Frugal and wondered if I could couple this with any of the deals listed. Well, I could. And after using my $5 gift card from Swagbucks (that may I add I did nothing but search the internet for), I got 258 diapers for $19. That is only $.07/ diaper. The deal without the gift card would be $.09/diaper.

Benefits of Amazon Mom:
  • Free 2 Day Shipping on ALL Amazon Prime products, not just diapers.
  • Automatically Save %15 on diapers and wipes
    • Pair this with coupons, and there is always a good deal to be found.
  • Paid version after trial gets you all the benefits of Amazon Instant Video. (Like Netflix)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Shopping 11/5/12

Wow. I did AWESOME!

Here is my shopping trip from today:


Stove Top Stuffing
Reg $2.99
Sale $1
Used $1/2 from plus doubler

(I would have bought more but my printer ran out of ink as I was printing these and so I had 3 coupons without barcodes. It stunk! I could have gotten 8 free boxes!)


Huggies 216 ct wipes
Reg. $8.29
Sale $5.99
Used $2 coupon from in store November Savings Booklet and $.50 peelie

=$3.85 or $.017 per wipe!

And... I got a free photo collage from a promotion last week


Reg. $7.99
Huge selection of spices 50% off
Sale $3.99

Hamburger 80/20
Reg. $3.79
Sale $2.79/lb
bought 2 3lb rolls
=$8.37 each 3lb roll

*Not a super deal, but I needed fresh hamburger for meatloaf this week

All Laundry Detergent 33 loads
Reg. $4.99
In ad coupon 2/$6
Used $3/2 from facebook offer
=$1.50 each

Sugar 4 lbs
Reg. ?
In ad coupon $1.99 limit 1
Used $.50/1 C&H product 2lb+ from RP 11/4

(Will go back for more later this week!)


Cool Whip
Reg. $.97
Used 2 $1/2 from + doubler
= 4 FREE

Craft Bond Glue sticks
Reg. 2.50
Used $1/2 from + doubler
=$1.50 each

Crest Toothpaste
Reg. $1.96
Used 2 $.75/1 4.0oz+ from toothpaste box + doubler
=$.46 each

Valveeta Shells and Cheese
Reg. $1.98
Used 2 $1/2 from +doublers
=$.98 each (4 boxes)

EZ Mac
Reg. $3.72
Used $1/2 from +doubler
=$2.72 each
*not a great deal but I love these! Perfect for after school snack

Kraft shredded Cheese
Mozzerella and Pizza Blend
Reg. $2.52
Used 2 $1/2 from + doublers
=$1.52 each

Bar S Jumbo 1lb hotdogs pk
Reg. $1.08
Used 2 $.75/2 from + doublers
=$.33 each, $1.32 for 4 pkgs.

Bought 2 Playtex 10oz baby bottles $4.47
Used Buy 1 Playtex bottle, get 2pk binkies free up to $6.99
Binkies reg. $5.47
BUT the register took $6.99 off the binkies
So, I paid $5.90 for 2 bottles and 4 binkies! Sweet!

Total Spent: $64.40 
Total Saved: $70.15

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Store Loyalty Progrmas and Email Lists

Some people can't stand using a store rewards card. And heaven forbid you receive emails from yet another company/person. 

But for me, I find some of my best deals from using loyalty programs and emails. If you don't want to be bored with my latest loyalty card story, here are the main points of why I love these programs and tips for using them.
  • Some products can only be bought at the sale price if you are a loyalty member. 
    • Most grocery stores like Albertson's and Fred Meyer have these. Some may argue it's stupid or its just cooperate's way of spying on you, if it gets me the sale price, AWESOME. Your other option is to go to Walmart. (Which I have no problem doing...)
  • Emails are easily deleted. Worried about your information? Most major retailers are very careful with your email address. Still worried? See next point.
  • Create a separate email for receiving money saving deals. 
    • If you use gmail, you don't even have to put your full name so if you send emails or insert info on a website, you don't have to use your real identity.
  • Glance through emails before deleting.
    • The best deals may not be the subject of the email...
  • Read fine print on deal information. 
    • You never know when you can print multiple coupons!

Here is my most recent experience from PetSmart:

First off, my husband had been reminding me to buy cat litter for a few days... But I just can't bring myself to pay full price for litter. Seriously. I love my cats, but their bathroom habits are expensive. 

After a few days of his hounding, I received an email with the subject line "This Weekend Only! Save up to $10 with the enclosed coupon." Normally, it would be for some product I would never use and it would be easy to delete. But I decided to check. There were three coupons enclosed in the email, the $10 off being $10 off $40. Well, boo, right? Until I looked at the online ad (linked through the email) and saw that with my PetPerks card, cat litter was on sale... $2 off the regular price. Not usually enough to make me run in, but at least it was a deal. 

I read the fine print. I could print and use two of these coupons. Sweet.

After I crunched some numbers, this is what I found out. If I bought 3 42lb bags of litter, it would put me over the $40 mark to get my $10 off. Combine that with the sale, and it was like buy 2, get 1 free. It also was cheaper per lb than most sale prices I had found. I bought three bags. 

I crunched the numbers in my spreadsheet after I got home and saw what a good deal it was. So I went back the next day to get more. Well, I had nearly cleared the shelf the day before... So I got a bag and the next thing cats go through like mad. Cat food. Which -TA-DA- was on sale too! 

So, lesson learned. Check your emails. Join programs like PetPerks. It took 10 seconds to look through the email to save a total of $39!

Huggies Wipes, Under 2 cents per wipe!

I know there are a lot of moms and moms to be out there right now. Here is an awesome deal on wipes I picked up today at Walgreen's:

216 Count  Huggies Wipes
Reg. $8.29
Sale $5.99
Use $2 Huggies Wipes form November coupon book found in-store
Used $.50 peelie on package

Paid $3.85 out of pocket
Saved $4.80

You will need to sign up for a Balance Rewards card to use at Walgreens, but it's FREE and worth it!

*Walgreens usually requires a filler item if you are using more than one coupon. It wasn't an issue today when I checked out, but if you don't want to use a filler item (cheap item), then pass on the peelie. It is still a good deal!

Original Post Here

Fred Meyer Trip 11/1

Hoping this will be enough to help me with the Sweepstakes!

Transaction 1
Reach Toothbrush - 4
Reg. $2.39
Sale: $1.99
Used 2 $2/2 Reach toothbrushes

$3.96 for 4 toothbrushes, $.99each

Saved $5.60

Received $4 Catalina
(like getting toothbrushes free!)

Used $1 left over catalina from pasta

Total Spent T1: $3.44
Total Saved T1: $6.60

Transaction 2
All Laundry Detergent – 2 50oz bottles
Reg. $4.99
Sale: 2/$7
Used 1 $3/2 All Laundry Detergent (FB offer)

$4 for 2 bottles, $2 each

Saved $5.98

Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup – 4 cans
Reg. Unknown, about $1, will say $.79 sale price
Sale: $.59 after in-store coupon
Used $1/4 Great for Cooking Soups

$1.36 for 4 cans; $.34 each

Saved $1.80

Used $4 Catalina from T1

Total Spent T2: $1.92
Total Saved T2: $11.78