Tuesday, September 30, 2008


This week was better than it has been. I only went Sunday, since I had ECB that were expiring and I was lucky enough to get a $4/$20!!

  • CoverGirl Clean foundation $5.49
    Used B1G1 cpn from P&G insert
    ** Earn $5.49 ECB

  • CoverGirl Blush $4.19
    Free with Foundation
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
    Used $4 cpn from P&G insert
    ** Earn $4.99 ECB
  • Dawn Plus Hand Renewal (2) $0.99
    Used (2) $1.00 cpn from P&G insert
  • Dawn Ultra $0.99
    Used $0.50 cpn from P&G insert
  • Soft Soap (2) $0.99
    (forgot $0.35 cpn but needed fillers to use up ECB)

Total after cpns $9.93 used $8.99 in ECBs
Total OOP $0.94
Earned $10.78 in ECB !!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Frugal Fun

Well I must pat the backs of many of the frugal moms out there for the Birthday party tip for Geoffry today at Toys R US. I was upset because we got sidetracked and didn't get there until about 2:00pm, when most things were scheduled earlier. Fortunately our store had not been very busy so they still had everything out and TONS of coloring still to be had. My husband and I took my niece and our son and they came out with: My little Pony DVD, Thomas the Train whistles, Fire man hats (going to go GREAT with my sons Halloween costume!), Moon sand models, stickers, fun foam stars decorated and TONS of sheets to color in the future!!

Now that in itself was a good time spent with both kids, but we also had to eat lunch at some point since we ventured out into town. So we planned our day accordingly and made a quick stop at Sam's club to eat at the snack bar. There all four of us had lunch for just under $7, about the same price we would have paid ANYwhere else for one meal!!!

Of course the day gets even BETTER! My dad had told me about the fair in my brother's town this weekend. I found in the Friday paper that today they would be having free rides, thanks to the local casino (at least they're giving back to the community) for a time period. So on our way home we decided to stop and see what was going on. The rides were free from 12-5pm and a live band that my husband enjoyed. We got there at 3pm, giving the kids plenty of time to ride the rides over and over. I can't wait to post some pics, I just have to figure out how to get them off our cell phones!

Now your thinking WOW that was a lot of stuff for one day... then we headed home and saw that one of our friends was out in his yard with his two horses and kids. So we made a stop to say hi and the kids ended up going for short horse rides and my son got to ride on a 4-wheeler with his dad.

WHEW hooo we all had a great day!!! and I'm still on a buzz from everything we did all day on $7!!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Wooo hooo I'm Loving Walgreen's this month!!! Haven't even been into CVS more than once and don't know that I did more than just that...
Here is now the Second $/$$ that Walgreen's has put out this month!!! And to top it off it's a $5/$20 on the weekend that the Easy Saver books overlap!!! If you haven't gotten the MANY free after Rebate items... this is the TIME!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Children's Clothing, Toy and Equipment Sale

Toys! Toys! Toys! DVDs, videos, games, climbers, kitchen items, strollers, beds, shoes, coats, summer wear, books, baby items, too many to mention!

For those of you in the Cincinnati area, this should be worth checking out if you're looking for gently used toys and clothes. The Tri-State Multiples group is have their sale to assits higher order multiples families experiencing financial hardship.

About the Sale:

October 11th 8:30 am to Noon

Princeton Community Middle School

11157 Chester Road

Cincinnati, OH 45246

  • Items are new or gently used. Matching clothing is available in sizes starting at newborn to children's size 10+. Come early for best selections.
  • Admission is $1.00.
  • We accept CASH ONLY.
  • BYOB = Bring Your Own Basket to carry all your great finds as your arms can get tired rather quickly. We try to provide some but often run out.
  • Come early for best selection.
  • All sales are final.

Monday, September 22, 2008

House Party

I first heard about House Party from a Deal Seeking Mom. I have applied for a few parties and was finally chosen for the Living Green House party. As I have never been chosen I'm trying to figure out what we might do for this green living theme. Since it's early October we can hopefully be able to use our beautiful back porch and enjoy some fresh air! With less than 2 weeks to go we're tight on time and of course always watching the budget!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Well we are hoping that the effects from Ike are about through!!! We lost power Sunday for 12 hours, then Monday night for about an hour and then today we were out for about 6 hours....
After my weekend with my Walgreen's trip I didn't find much at CVS or Walgreens to get me out of the house. Of course there's also the fact that most of Cincinnati has been out of power this week, we are fortunate that we've only been out a few hours here and there. We are also so fortunate that the weather has been wonderful, we defiantly feel for all those down south that have had to deal with IKEs aftermath in the sweltering heat!

Just wanted to post an update since we have power at the moment! May make a trip to Walgreens at the end of the week after the little man and I have a MOPS picnic in the park!

For Meijer deals check out Cincinnati Cents.

For WalMart deals check out Deal Seeking Mom

Friday, September 12, 2008


So since I was already out I stopped at Kroger's and took FULL advantage of the Buy 15 participating items and get $3 off your transaction... Total Value of $29.83 Total OOP $9.63 (which I used a gift card earned through P&G) so Actual oop $0.o0! LOVE FREE GROCERIES!!

Deals for the week

So I guess I should take back that I didn't think there was much going out for this week. Here is my first trip to WAGS! I plan to go back sometime today or tomorrow and use the $10/$40 coupon to get most of the Easy Saver Rebate items as well as some more Robitussin, Candy and Chex Mix!! Total OOP $2.42 which was mostly tax!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


So it has come to my attention that there are deals worth making the haul out to WAGS this week, wish I would have been prepared and known this when I was already out twice this week...

Colgate Freshmax Toothbrush--$2.99
Use $1/1 manufacturer's coupon
Use $2/1 September EasySaver coupon
Free after coupons!

2 Dove chocolate bars--$3 with in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 EasySaver coupon
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 09/07 RedPlum insert
Free after coupons!

Nestle Fun Size Candy at 2 for $4
Use $1/2 instant value coupon from Easy Saver Rebate catalog
Use 2 x $1/1 printable coupon
Get 2 bags for $1!

Oust Surface and Air sprays are on sale 2/$6 this week.
If you have a B1G1 coupon and the $1/1 coupon, you can get them free!

Use $3/1 coupon from August All You magazine
Stack with $2/1 coupon from September EasySaver booklet (page 19)
Free plus overage after coupons!

Chex Mix--on sale for $0.99
$1/1 printable coupon
Free after coupon

Speedstick--on sale B1G1 (reg. price $3.99)
Use 2 $1/1 printable coupon--not all stores allow the use of 2 coupons on a B1G1 sale
$0.99 each after coupon

Schick Razor--on sale for $4.99
Use $3/1 coupon 08/03 insert
$1.99 after coupon

Buy 1 Crest 500ml Pro-Health Rinse at $4.49, Get $4.49 in Register Rewards
$0.75/1 coupon from 08/31 P&G insert
Free plus overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 of the following products, Get $5 Register Rewards
Buy 3 of the following products, Get $10 Register Rewards

Advil PM--$6.99
Advil Liquigels--$6.99
Advil Pain Relief--$6.99

*BIG Money-Maker Deal!*

Buy 3 Robitussin at $3.99 each
Use 3 $3/1 printable coupon
Spend $2.97 plus tax out of pocket and get $10 in Register Rewards Back
Free plus approx. $7 in overage after coupon and Register Reward!

I'm glad to see that Walgreens has added a few more EasySaver rebates for the month of September. Actually, these are repeats from last month that if anyone was like me no store had them in stock, but you can get them this month!

*BUY Living Solutions Bags at $5.99, GET $5.99 rebate (limit 1)

*BUY Living Solutions Bags at $9.99, GET $9.99 rebate (limit 1)

*BUY Pert Plus 2in1 up to $4.39, GET up to $4.39 rebate (limit 1)
Use the $1.50/1 coupon from the 09/07 SmartSource insert
or the $2/1 coupon from the 08/03 SmartSource insert


This last has been a slow week. Mostly spent catching up on lost sleep (not blogging) from the long holiday weekend. My husband competed in a local singing competition on Friday and Saturday evening. He lost due to a very unfair point system, they tried to have it like American Idol where the audience can vote but with money instead of phone calls, so the winners were the people that raised the most money. So in the end it was not a talent show, just a fundraiser for the local chamber of commerce. Needless to say we were disappointed, as were the judges, since it ended up being a waste of their time to have even judge the talent. Unless the system changes, we will not be involved next year. If you would like you can check out his EXCELLENT performance from the finals.

I didn't get out much last week and don't see that there are any deals worth getting out for this week... So here's to hoping that we'll see some great deals in the next weeks adds!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Gillette products buy 3 get $3 RR

Use 3 coupons from P&G saver September

½ off INK WGN in ad coupon

Walgreens Products B1G1

Ibuprofen 100ct

$2 off coupon in the coupon book from the pharmacy

Mucus Relief 30 ct

$3 off coupon in the coupon book from the pharmacy

Acid Controller 25 ct

$2 off coupon in the coupon book from the pharmacy

(I got this book at a WGN just by looking around the pharmacy area, but the recent commercials say you get the book just for asking about their prescription savings plan)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CVS for the week

CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint $5.99

Use $1 coupon P&G saver September

Get $5.99 ECB (limit 1 per household)

OVERAGE $1 after ECB

Colgate 4oz. $2.99

Use $1.50 coupon here or from ALL You

Get 2 ECB (limit 2 per household)

OVERAGE 51¢ after EBC

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, conditioner, styler or treatment 3/$9.99

Use (2) $2 coupon P&G saver September

Use Free style product coupon w shampoo and conditioner purchase

Get 2 EBC (limit 3 per household)

1 shampoo, 1 conditioner, 1 styling product for $0.66


Head & Shoulders 2/$9

Use (2) $2 coupon P&G saver September

Dawn 99¢

Use 50¢ coupon P&G saver September

Covergirl Outlast Lipcolor $4.99-$9.99 B1G1

Use B1G1 coupon P&G saver September

2 FREE with coupon

Pringles 88¢

Buy 3 and use 30 off 3 coupon P&G saver September

Makes them 78¢ each

OOP $16.97 EBCs Earned $9.99 totaling $6.98

Without the pringles it would total $4.64 meeting the $5 CHALLENGE!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

CVS $5 Challenge

So far this week I'm still working on my CVS trips, but I did make a quick trip to use a few coupons that were getting ready to expire.
1 Dawn @ $0.99 used $0.50 coupon
1 Covergirl Wetslicks Amazemint @ $5.99 used $1 off coupon
total $5.48
used 5 ECB to make my Total OOP $0.61 (w/ tax)
Got $5.99 ECB BACK... $0.51 profit
These same coupons are in this weeks P&G saver!