Friday, April 30, 2010

Saving - It's Spring, that means time for flowers!

Woohoo! Spring is finally here and with that, means planting season. This is probably one of my favorite times. I love watching perenials sprout up in my flower bed and I love planting annuals in every container I can possibly find. I don't have a green thumb by any stretch of the imagination, but I do really enjoy trying!

I have just begun my quest at trying to do my planting this year, on a budget!

What a nice surprise I found in my email from Shopko. Just for being a par of the Shopko savings card, I received an email coupon for a free 4-pack! This will help fill a pot! One down, several to go....

A few sales I have noticed so far that will help me reach my goal are:

Menards -
$1.34 6 pack annuals!
$3.99 #1 Pot annuals!

Home Depot -
5 for $10 quart perenials!
$3.97 Miracle Gro Garden Soil!
You can also join the Home Depot Garden Club to receive money saving coupons via email!

Lowe's -
$1.78 6 pack annuals!
$7.98 Hanging Basket with Annuals - 10 inch pot!
$5.98 Assorted Annuals in Color Pot - 9 inch pot!

Landscape & Garden Center
An open house on Saturday, filled with workshops to help me learn how to fill my pots and make "them totally hot"!

If you know of any great deals on flowers, please send them my way so that I can share with everyone. Thanks in advance!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Living - If you need more to do this weekend!

Lowe's is having a kid's workshop as well. More info here.

Saving - Quiznos

Take note of the expiration date, here are some Quiznos coupons.

Saving - Eating at Buffalo Wild Wings?

Here is a $5 off $25 purchase coupon.

Saving - This Week @ HyVee

Based on this week's distributed and online sales ads, here are some coupon matchups. HyVee also offers a page on their website here that offers some coupon matchups. A good resource, but most of the time I find I have more coupons than what they provide. So I will do my best to locate those for you weekly, as time allows. Also be sure to review HyVee's page, as I will not include those below unless I find a higher coupon.

This weeks matchups, in addition to the site HyVee provides:
(note that some of the coupons below are no longer available for print, however am making note of these for those that may have printed them before they were gone. I will note these with 'nla' so you know)

McCormick Grill Mate Spices 2 for $3 - use coupon from here for $.50 off - low as $1!

Wholly Guacamole 2 for $5 - there is a $1.50 coupon link @ HyVee and here is a $1 one in case you are really into the low as $1!

HoneySuckle Turkey (ground turkey) 3 for $5 - use $1 off coupon here. As low as $.67!

Johnsonville Smoked Sausage or Cooked Bratwurst 2 for $5 - use $.55 coupon low as $1.95! Please note there is also a coupon in the online ad when you buy Johnsonville product you get bakery buns free - this is certain to make a great deal, both for under $2!

Coffee-Mate creamers 3 for $5 - use $.75 coupon low as $.92!

Country Crock $1.99 - use $.40 off coupon low as $1.59!

Green Giant Steamers 5 for $5 - use $.50 coupon low as $.50! nla

Del Monte Fruit Naturals 10 for $10 - use $1 off 3 coupon low as $.67!

Betty Crocker Cake mix $.79 and Betty Crocker Frostring 2 for $3 - use $.50 coupon (when you buy both cake mix and frosting) low as $1.79 for both!

Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeant $2.77 - use $.55 coupon low as $2.22

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Living - What to do this Weekend?!

Free things to do:

Storytime 7 PM at Barnes & Noble - "Trees Storytime"

Home Depot Kids Workshop - go here for more info

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta - Falls Park

Critter De Mayo - Great Plains Zoo from 1-4 PM - Free with Membership (otherwise paid admission necessary). More info here.

Loyalty Day Parade - Brandon - put on by the VFW (this is a good one!!)

Saving - Free Pull-up Sample

You do not need to be a member of Costco to request your free 2-pack samle of Pull-ups. Go here to request.

Saving - 100 Calorie Cheese Packs

So maybe I just have 'roadtrip' on my brain. I must need to get away. When I saw this coupon I thought of how handy these snacks would be to have in the cooler on a road trip or while camping. I have not purchased these before, but it might be time to give them a try.

There are two different links for these, so if you like these, you should be able to get 4 coupons for $1 off. Go here and here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saving - Walgreens This Week

Freebies (RR = Register Reward)

Stayfree Maxi Pads (16 or 24ct) – $2.99 = $2.99 RR
If you printed your $1 off coupon, this makes it a moneymaker (no more prints available)

Plackers Dental Flossers (90ct) - $2.00 = $2.00 RR

Skintimate Shaving Cream (6oz) - $2.99 = $2.99 RR

Cilo BeautyTrim Personal Hair Trimmer – $4.99 = $4.99 RR

Tone Body Wash (18oz) – $3.99 = $3.00 RR
print $1 off coupon here

Other Good Deals

Scotch Packaging Tape (2×800 in) – $0.99 with in-ad coupon
if you printed $1 off coupon earlier (no more prints available) this would be free!

Kleenex - Buy one at $2.29, get one free = $1.15 each.

Veet Hair Removal - $6.99
Use $3 off coupon in Walgreens May Coupon Booklet
Plus, use $3 off coupon from here.
Just $.99

Saving - Crescent Rolls

$.70 off one - this is a pretty high value coupon for Pillsbury Crescent rolls. See here.

Laughing - The Beauty of the Trees

Driving through the city over the last couple days, my three year old daughter, Elizabeth, has been spotting the trees that are currently flowering pink and deep pink (almost red). She enjoys spotting them and then pointing them out. Tonight on our evening drive home she spotted one and in all seriousness said, "Aww, that is just beautiful".

She cracks me up and warms my heart at the same time!

Saving - New Coupons

There are some new coupons available at Be sure to check it out.

Saving - Wheatables Coupon - New Link

Remember when I told you about the $1.50 coupon for Wheatables - buy at Wal-mart and you will get a box for about $.49....there is a new link to share! Yipee...our fave (mine and Alex's) are the regular! And for this price, you can't go wrong. Go here for your coupon!

Saving - This is a good week

This is a good week for some awesome finds locally! I was super excited after last night's visit to Target. I spent just over $6. What did I get?
3 jumbo packages of Huggies Little Movers (normally $9.47 per package)
2 packages of GE Reveal Light Bulbs
1 box of Del Monte Fruit Chillers
1 travel size Degree deoderant

I know, that is a GREAT deal isn't it!

How did I do it?
For the diapers: They are on sale for $8.99. I also had for each package - printed $3 off coupons (not available anymore). And $2 Target coupons for each package. Plus, when you buy 3 right now you get a $5 gift card! (This is $2.33 a pack for diapers!!!)
Note: I found the Target $2 off coupons inside specially marked Huggies wipes boxes at Target. The booklet has $30 worth of savings and is definately worth the purchase if you like Huggies wipes, diapers, pull-ups!

Reveal Light Bulbs - printed $1.50 off coupons at and the $1.00 off two coupon here -
The light bulbs are on sale for $2 this week, leaving these free!

DelMonte Chillers are $2.04, minus the $1 coupon here -

Degree travel size deoderant - $.97, minus $1 off coupon no longer available.

So if you printed off your coupons, now is the time to use them!