Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Triple Coupons at Pathmark!

Starting this FRI, SAT and SUN, Pathmark will be tripling coupons!  They are tripling up to a $1.  That means your $1 coupon becomes a $3 off coupon.  I will post again on Thurs with some deal ideas.  The only catch is there is a maximum of 10 coupons allowed per day.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My free samples for the week of April 17th

Each I will post the free samples that I got in the mail that week.

It is worth registerign for free samples for 2 reasons...

1. You get free stuff

2. You almost always get a high value coupon with your sample

3.  It is fun to open the mail box and pull something out besides bills.

I received free samples of Secret and Degree deoderant, Avery tabs, Sinus rinse, coupons from Proctor & Gamble, Wisk, GUM flossers and Nonni biscotti.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Not so Extreme Couponing

I am sure by now that if you are reading this then you have already seen the show "Extreme Couponing" that airs on TLC on Wednesday nights.  I think it is ironic that the show airs right before "Hoarding: Buried Alive."

I have some pretty strong views on the show and I will address one of them today.  Most of the people featured on this show are just organized hoarders.  It is disgusting to see how selfish they are on the show. 

Who needs 535 deodorants?  I don't care how much your husband smells- he will NEVER use that many deodorants in his lifetime.  Even if you believe in reincarnation- he will still not use them all in his next life either! 

Have any of those hoarders thought of helping another person?  They could make such an impact in their community if they gave away some of their hoard!

I will not dwell on this forever but I will say that it inspired me to be even more diligent in my quest to "Coupon for a Cause."  I have comitted to spending $5 a week on items to donate.  With my couponing skills I can make that $5 go a long way.

Here is some of what I was able to donate to the food bin at my church this week...

7 bags of frozen veggies

2 Frank's Red Hot bottles

4 French's mustard

8 cans Carnation Evaporated milk

3 cake mixes

1 brownie mix

The women featured on the TLC show would have hoarded these items in their extreme stockpiles.   The one woman even said she loves her stockpile almost as much as her family.  She is missing out on the joy she could receive from helping others!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Best Diaper Deals for this Week

You can find this week's best deals on diapers at the Faithful Provisions website.

My free samples for the week of April 10th

Each I will post the free samples that I got in the mail that week.

It is worth registerign for free samples for 2 reasons...

1. You get free stuff

2. You almost always get a high value coupon with your sample

3.  It is fun to open the mail box and pull something out besides bills.

This week I got free samples from Tide, Heros ear plugs, Stride Gum and Miracle Whip.  The ear plugs and the TIde came with coupons.

You can read this previous post to learn how to get your free samples.  Also like FREE STUFF TIMES and the Frugalista Find on Facebook to get updates on your Facebook feed of the latest freebies available. 

Target is my friend again...

Target and I have gotten back together. As some of you remember, Target and I had a falling out.   I went to Target this week with coupons in hand and had no trouble at all.

Here is what I got....

I was able to get 4 bottles of Similac at $5.49 each and used a $5.00 off coupon making the Similac 49 cents a bottle!  I also got the Enfamil double refill pack on sale for $31.89 and used a $5.00 off coupon making the Enfamil $26.89.

I had a coupon for a FREE bottle of 2 liter Pepsi.

The Rimmel mascars was $2.99 and I had a $3.00 coupon making it FREE.

The Target pantiliners were 89 cents and I had a Target coupon for 50 cents off making them just 39 cents.

The Aveeno lotions were $2.99 each and I had $3 off of 2 coupon and 2 Target coupons for $1.00 off each which made both lotions FREE

I needed sunscreen for the baby for this summer so it was $6.29 and I had a $1.00 off Target coupon making it $5.29.  Not the best price but it will do.

Sydney always has birthday parties to go to so I decided to stock up on these games that are good for both girl and boy parties.

The Connect 4 was on sale for $8 and I had a $3.00 off coupon making the gane $5.00

The Sorry was on sale for $10 and I had a $3.00 off coupon making it $7.00

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Free Measuring Spoon Set

Thanks to my friend Liz for this great freebie.  The spoons are from Cosmo Cucina and you can get the details on Liz's blog.

I just got mine but go there quick because I am sure they won't last for long.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Free Samples- Get them everyday!

Sign up with All You Magazine to receive free emails of daily free samples.  I have been getting them everyday!  They even have te previous samples available for you to go back and get too.

Why get free samples?  First you can get a product you can use PLUS they almost always come with coupons and they are usually high value coupons.

Check it out!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Carter's 20% off of $40 Coupon

Carter's is offering a 20% off printable coupon valid until April 13th.  Don't forget that Tuesdays are double punch card days!

Extreme Couponing on TLC

As most of you know, I spent last night watching "Extreme Couponing" on TLC.  I have some strong opinions about the show.

First, I think you should read what my friend Liz at, Frugalista Find has to say.  She wrote up a really good summary/opinion piece about the show. 

I will add my "two cents" tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

FREE Mother's Day Card from Tiny Prints

You can get a FREE Mother's Day card from Tiny Prints.   You will need to enter the promo code 4MOM at checkout.  I ordered the card in the picture above with a picture of Sydney and Lucas inserted in it. I was also able to personalize it with my own message.  My mother in law will love it and I love that it was free.

What to do with expired coupons?

What do you do with all of those expired coupons?  If you are like me you probably throw them out.  Here in NJ stores will not take expired coupons.

Don't throw them away.  I just disovered online that expired coupons can be used for up to 3 months past their expiration date on military bases. 

I found a blog post that explains how to get your expired coupons to someone on a military base that can use them.  It is a small but easy way to support our military families.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

CVS Freebies Week of April 3rd

GUM Eez-Thru Flossers, 75-150 ct. $2.00Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
75 cents off of one printable coupon

Pay $1.25, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.75 Moneymaker

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz $8.99Buy 1, Receive $8.99 Extra Bucks, Limit 1$1.00/1 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution from SS 4/3
Pay $7.99, Receive $8.99 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.00 Moneymaker

Get a $2.50 ECB (limit 2)
use $1/1 Crest Rinse (440ml or larger) from the 4/3 PG insert
or use $1/1 Oral or Glide Floss from the 4/3 PG insert
Free after coupon & ECB
Get a $2 ECB (limit 2)
use $2/1 Oral B Manual Toothbrush from the 4/3 PG insert
free after coupon & ECB

Friday, April 1, 2011

Zulily Strikes Again

I have been shopping at Zulily again.  Here is what I got this week...  (In my defense Sydney's birthday is coming up, now I just have to hold back and not give it to her until then)

There is way more cute stuff that I didn't get.....

If you want to check it out, go to Zulily's Website.