Entries from April 23, 2006 - April 29, 2006


Weekend Update

It's the end of the month! Be sure to take advantage of any printable coupons, freebies and more offers before they expire! Here's some new stuff for you!

There is a new Huggies Amazon $30 gc offer. Stock up for your children, upcoming baby showers, etc! Combine this with Amazon gc's and the deal gets even better!

Seen in the Sunday paper:

Giant Eagle: Ad expires 5/3/06

~Get $5 off your shopping order when you purchase (5) or more participating products. Products include Welch's juice, Hawaiian punch, Ocean Spray and Minute Maid.

~Get free milk! Buy 3 or 4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal and get a catalina coupon for free milk. Buy 5 boxes and get (2) catalina coupons for free milk. Buy 6+ boxes and receive (3) check out coupons for free milk. Offer ends May 7, 2006. Plus, Kellogg's cereals this week are 4/$10, combine with coupons for more savings!

~Free Kitchen notepad set, when you buy (3) greeting cards

~Suave is 89¢ this week, combine with 50¢ coupons for free shampoo!


~Buy (4) participating Kimberly-Clark products and receive $10 off your order instantly. Combine with coupons for more savings! Products include Scott paper towels, Cottonelle and more.

~New offer: Buy $20 worth of P&G products, receive a Catalina coupon for $5 off your next produce order.


~Earn $10 in Extrabucks, when you spend $20+ on Nivea Visage, Body Care or Face Care for Men

~Earn $10 in Extrabucks, when you spend $30+ on Physicians formula products

~Earn $5 Extrabucks, when you buy (3) Colgate Oral Care items

~Earn $20 Extrabucks, when you buy Oral-B Sonic Complete toothbrush

~Earn $5 in Extrabucks, when you buy $15+ of any of the following items: Tylenol PM, Tylenol Sinus, Pepcid AC, Imodium, Mylanta Ultra, Splenda, Children's Tylenol or Motrin.

~Earn $2 Extrabucks, when you buy (4) 12 pks of Coca-Cola products.

~Buy (2) Coppertone suntan products and receive a free Coppertone beach umbrella, while supplies last.

Toys R Us:

They are having a bike sale this week and a bike trade in offer! Trade in a metal trike or a bike in any condition and purchase any Schwinn, Mongoose or Pacific Cycle Bike and get:
~$10 back by mail for each bike purchase of $59.99 or less
~$20 back by mail for each bike purchase or $60+

Purchases must be made with trade in only, offer expires May 6, 2006.

~Get a free Barbie or Hot Wheels $10 gift card with any Barbie or Hot Wheels bike, scooter, skateboard, skates or bike helmet, purchase of $40+.

Also, I want to point out this very popular Microsuede Comforter set. It's a steal at this price!

Aeolus Microsuede Full/Queen 3-Piece Appliqued Down Comforter Set, Black/Olive/Fawn/Caramel, $19.99


This is a hot offer!

Get a free $25 Target gc, Starbucks gc or 2,500 bonus miles. Unfortunately, if you already have a SkyMiles account, you are not eligible for this promotion, it's exclusively for new accounts.

~Sign up for Song account

~Register the account with Delta

~Your award will arrive in 6-8 weeks!

Tim McGraw/Faith Hill t-shirt or hat w/ Hershey upc's

Free Adventure Pack from Kraft with upc's and s/h- 10/31/06

Lane Bryant $15 off $15+, plus more- 4/30/06

New Brides! Register for $200+ of Circulon cookware and receive a free butter warmer

Starting May 1, when you buy specially marked packages of Dannon Frusion® Smoothies, you'll win a 2-week trial subscription** to Netflix DVD rental service, and you could also win a home theater makeover or a 1-year subscription to Netflix.


Thursday Update

One way I've learned to stretch my grocery budget a little further is by taking advantage of money back guarantee offers. Check this list and you'll find a bunch of offers. Since it's easy to forget to pick up the required product, I make a list of the offers I'm interested in and then purchase 1 per grocery trip or use the self scanner and separate items into different orders, so they each have their own receipt. Another tip is that even if a product doesn't have a money back guarantee, if you aren't happy with it, you can still contact the company and get a refund or high value coupons. Contact information, such as a phone number or web site, should be on the package.

And after I've done these offers, I keep track of them in Excel, or any word processing software would work. Include the date you sent it, the company, the item, when it's supossed to arrive and a phone number or email address to follow-up. This is definitely essential when it comes to tracking rebates as well.

Printable coupons:

Avenue 25% off- 4/29/06

Borders- 40% off "Digging to America"- 5/15/06

Borders- 50% off "Beach Road"- 5/8/06

Borders- Andrea Bocelli Amore, $9.99- 5/1/06

Gymboree 30% off coupon- 5/14/06


Win free passes to the movie "Cars"

Crystal Light tour- free samples and more

Post It Flag samples

Free Schick Quattro for Women razor

Tetley Tea Guarantee

Allure Beauty Box coming up May 24th!


Target Easter Clearance is All Gone :(

I stopped into Target and to my surprise, all the Easter stuff was gone! I don't know if this is for all Target stores, but if you haven't gotten there yet, get there today. How depressing to see everything gone! They were setting up their summer display.

In an earlier blog entry, I mentioned about how to save money on gasoline. Here's an article with more tips!

Free trial membership at Curves offers

Free scrapbook supply organizer with 3 proofs of purchase and s/h- 12/31/06

Lane Byrant has a new offer- receive $25 realwomandollars for every $50 purchase

Redbook offer: The first 300 Redbook readers who purchase Touch of Sun Facial Moisturizer will receive a free cosmetic bag- 7/31/06

Free Sorrento recipe book

New Hershey + ebay offer- read all about it

Free bottle of ReNu MultiPlus

Free admission for military families to the following parks: Busch's SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.

Jo Ann printable coupons- 40% off and 50% off- 5/6/06

Free CD with Tylenol PM or Simply Sleep upc and receipt- 6/30/06