Entries from July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2006


Weekend Update

I have a confession, I'm a magazine addict! I love Real Simple, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Redbook... I realized this when I brought over a huge bag of People magazines and TV Guides to my mother in law. If I added up all those magazines x about $3 each= $$$$! We used to have a subscription to TV Guide, but didn't renew because it was too expensive. I buy almost all my magazines at the grocery store. I think I'm going to have to cut back because this is really adding up! It's just one of those things that brighten my day, when I'm at the store and see the new issue, I have to buy it!

Anyway, here's the latest!

We've added tons of new coupons, check it out!

Christmas in July Special at Lands' End! Save up to 65% on a great selection of gifts!

Coldstone Creamery, $1 off Love It Shake or Smoothie- 7/31/06

Little Tikes is also having a Christmas in July sale

Free sample of Olay Definity

Free Pie Cooler from Edwards w/ purchase

Boston Market, free chicken w/ the purchase of a Family Meal- 8/31/06


Mid-Week Update

We've added lots of new back to school freebies to our freebies page, including teacher appreciation events. Here's more!

Post It sample pack- click on Lauren or Nicole, then click on "Free post it sampler pack"

Jergens lotion samples

Spiegel Fall catalog for $5- includes free tote and $15 gc good on purchases of $50+

Request the new J. Crew catalog

Lakeside Collection has lots of cute stuff at great prices! Request a catalog!

Free back to school kit w/ purchase of ActII popcorn


Stores vs Cherry Pickers

Are you a cherry picker? On the Today show today, Matt Lauer interviewed Jean Chatzky, who's written several financial books and was part of Oprah's Debt Diet. They were talking about how there are people who only shop at stores for their loss-leaders or sale items but don't buy anything else. Jean said stores aren't liking customers who only buy the loss leaders.

I'm a cherry picker and proud of it! I need to vent a little here, because I've noticed lately that stores are raising their prices through the roof (and blaming gas prices for food price increases) and it's getting harder to get a good deal. I've kept a stockpile of food, health and beauty items, gifts and more for 4+ years. I've given a lot of stuff away to family and church. I don't want the stores to take away my ability to stock up on good deals. In my opinion, they aren't losing money because there are tons of other people who willingly pay full price everyday!

The only way to win this is to stock up while you can before stores start changing their policies. It's bad enough many stores are becoming anti-coupon (especially Walmart). And try to find a store that takes Internet coupons (but that's another rant)!

Here's some updates!

Free sample of L'Oreal HiP makeup

Free OPI nail polish, when you enter a contest

Free sample of Cat Chow Naturals cat food

Students get 15% off at Pier One- show your id for the discount

Free sample of Tide Simple Pleasures


Monday Update

Happy Monday! This morning around 8 am, it was already 80 degrees!! It's going to be a super hot day! Everyone keep cool!

Latest Deals:

Free Woolite Oxy Pod sample

~Stop into Eat N Park for a 99¢ Kid's meal, and free treat bag to celebrate Eat N Park's birthday, for a limited time

Free Sunsilk sample

American Eagle, 15% off- 7/22/06

Chuck E Cheese, buy 30 tokens, get 30 free- 12/31/06

Sign up for Staples rewards and receive exclusive coupons and more

Sign up for Officemax perks for free coupons and more

Win a trip to Disney! Click the banner to enter today!

Seen in Sunday paper: Wherever I have "coupons" indicated, it means to match up coupons to the deal for more savings!


~Buy any 2 General Mills cereals (4/$9 this week, $2.25 per box) and receive a coupon for a free box of Nature Valley granola bars (combine with coupons)

~10/$10 sale, pg. 10, includes Handi-Snacks, Lay's Chips, Old Spice and more (coupons)

~Spend $15+ Kellogg's, Keebler, or Eggo products and receive $10 off any backpack (coupons)

~The back to school ad has rewards coupons on pg. 13 ie. $5 off $50+, more

~Save $5 on athletic footwear purchase, when you buy $10+ of Coca Cola products, pg.24

~Save $5 on dress or casual footwear purchase, when you buy $10+ of Nabisco products, pg.24 (coupons)


~Spend $20+ on Revlon products and receive $10 Extrabucks
~Buy Loreal Vive Pro and receive $4 Extrabucks
~Buy 2 Crest toothpaste or Oral-B toothbrush and receive $1 Extrabuck


~Coupon in ad, pg. 2, buy 2 Tops Flavor to-Go and receive a Tops 6 pk. of water free

~Open Pit barbecue sauce, 99¢ (combine with coupon)

~Hunt's pudding, 10/$10

~Coupon in ad, pg. 4, buy 2 cards, get 1 free

~Buy any (2) Arm & Hammer detergent and receive a coupon for $1.25 your next order. Buy any (4) Arm & Hammer detergent and receive a coupon for $3.00 off your next order.

Giant Eagle: Sale ends 7/19/06

~Pepsi 2 liters, 10/$10

~Eggs, 2/$1

~Duncan Hines cake mix, 10/$10

~Rice A Roni or Pasta Roni, 10/$10 (combine with coupons)

~Giant Eagle Salad Dressing, 10/$10

~Buy (5) Boston Market frozen meals and receive a coupon for $5 off your next order

~Softsoap handpump is 10/$10 (combine with coupons)