Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saving - Walgreens

I don't know how I forgot to post earlier about the cheapo deal on Rice Krispie Treats at Walgreens!! Love it when you can buy snacks for under $1 that are easy to throw in the "to go" bag!

This deal is on all month long.

Buy 2 Kelloggs Rice Krispie Treats 8 ct box @ $2.50 ea
Purchase 2 = $5.00
Receive $2 RR
= $3.00
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from here
= $1.00 or $.50 ea box!!

Saving - HyVee 2-day Sale

HyVee has come out with a nice ad for a 2-day Sale of specials good on Thursday and Friday. Here are a few coupon matchups for the 2-day sale and the weekly sale:

Eggo Waffles 5 for $4 (2-day sale)
use $1/2 coupon from regional Sunday insert
= .30 ea!

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs or Blogna $.99
use $1/2 Oscar mayer Hot Dogs from Sunday insert or print here
= $.98 for two or $.49 ea!

Kraft Dressing $1.58
use $1 coupon from regional Sunday insert
= $.58!

Jell-O Pudding or Gelatin 2 for $1
use B1G1 free
= $.25 ea!

Additional matchups found here

Saving - Walgreens 4-day Ad

Walgreens has come out with another ad in the middle of the week! Full of some tempting deals! You can check out the ad here. A couple gems:

Dove or Degree Deoderant $1.99 with in-ad coupon
use $2/1 coupon here
use $1.50/1 coupon here
use $.75/1 coupon here or from Sunday's insert
= as low as free!

Sure or Brut Deoderant $1.99, receive $1 RR = $.99
use $1/1 Brut Coupon from June or July All You magazine
use $1/1 from Sunday's insert
= free!

Crest Toothpaste $3, receive $3 RR = Free
use $.75/1 coupon from Sunday's insert or the 6/6 insert
= free, plus MM!

Living - What's in My Mailbox?

My mailman either thanks me for helping keep him busy, or dreads delivery to my house! I hope it is the first. I have been meaning to put together my mailbox items for a while and just hadn't gotten around to it. I kept throwing the items in a little box and well, it was over flowing. From the past 3 weeks, this is what I have received (some things are missing because they got used right away, but this gives you the gist).

Ritz Crackerfuls Sample and Coupon
Kraft flavored Mayo samples
Burts Bees toothpaste sample
HUGO sample
Cascade Extra Action gel pacs sample
Tide with Febreeze sample
Home Depot Garden Club coupons
Olay Total Effects bodywash sample
JIFFY mixes Recipe book
Bounce 4 in 1 sample
Tropicana Coupon for a FREE orange juice
Three Dog Bakery free sample
Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel sample and coupon
Bounty $1 off coupon
An anniversary card from Kodak Gallery with coupon for 20% off entire purchase
Starbucks VIA sample and coupon
Gillette Fusion Proglide razor with coupons
Kraft First Taste coupons for FREE - kool-aid fizz, Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Digiornio Deep Dish Pizza, Kraft 100 Calorie Pack Cheese Bites, Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats, Ritz Crackerfuls
Several Rebate checks
Refund from recalled Motrin products
The cute little "purse" in the picture is filled with 3 Pampers Diapers and coupons
Dr Scholls for Her Insoles with coupons

What's in your mailbox? Feel free to send me a picture for a possible guest post!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saving - Glucerna Products Coupon

You can go here for a $3/1 coupon for Glucerna products. It is my understanding that the Glucerna cereal is on price cut at Target right now for $3.50, which would make the cereal just $.50. Great price for those wanting this cereal!

Living - Will You Get It?

The first 100,000 fans to "like" Famous Daves on Facebook will receive a certificate to buy 1 meal get one free! Now just note that Sioux Falls, SD is NOT on the participating Famous Daves list.....however, if you know you will be traveling soon, why not try! Good luck!

Living - DYK Peppers

I have thought some about adding a new article on the blog for "Did You Know" items, which will become better known as DYK! The purpose of these articles is to help you with your Living, Laughing or Saving in some fashion. The meat of the article may be about something you already know, but hopes are that someone out there didn't know and now they will!

I am open to suggested DYK topics. So if you think you might know something that others don't already know, please send those topics to me at the email address up top. Thanks in advance!

This weeks DYK article is about Peppers.

What happens when you go to the store and buy a fresh bell pepper (red pepper, yellow pepper) and you take it home, slice it up and only need to use half of the pepper for the recipe you are making? You put the rest of the pepper in the refrigerator. You go back a day or so later and the remaining pepper is all wrinkly and no longer crisp.

Did You Know (DYK) that when cuting up the pepper you should leave the seeds in tact with the part of the pepper that you are not going to use. Place the remaining portion of the pepper in a baggie and place in your refrigerator. When doing this, I have been able to use the yet crisp pepper a week later! I learned this several years ago when I was doing Pampered Chef shows and have enjoyed spreading the word ever since. Hopefully this will help you save some money on produce!

Saving - Coupon for Free Flamedisk

Go here to enter your email address, which you will then receive an email with a link to print your coupon for a free flamedisk. This has intrigued me.

Saving - Benedryl Coupons

I don't know about your kids, but mine are full of bug bites even after applying loads of bug spray! My daughter even has one bug bite that I am currently treating with an antibiotic. UGH!

What better time of the year to have some Benedryl coupons to use. You could use the $4/2 coupon to get 2 itch relief sticks at Target for maybe $.30 ea!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Saving - Free Blockbuster Kiosk Rental

You can go to your local Blockbuster kiosk and use code G616A3 to get yourself a free rental! You can go here to check out your nearest location.

Saving - Walgreens Deal

Can you tell I finally got a trip into Walgreens today so I'm able to pass along some of the deals I was able to find?! Well, I forgot to post about this one in my shopping trip notes. This one would have required you to have purchased a paper other than the Argus, because these coupons were not available in the Argus. It would have also required a purchase of at least 2 papers. Here it goes!

There is a Register Reward deal on several different products on the top of page 8. Here is the deal scenario I completed today:
Purchase 2 Schick Quattro Razor Systems or Refills @ $8.99 ea
Purchase 2 Edge Shaving Creams @ $1.99 ea
Purchase 2 Skintimate Shaving Creams @ $1.99 ea
total = $25.94
Use 2 $4 off Quattro Razor System or Refills Red Plum insert
Use 2 $.75 Edge Shaving Cream
Use 2 $.75 Skintimate Shaving Cream
total = $14.94
Receive a $10 RR
= $4.94 for all 6 items or $.83 ea!!

Living - Games Online to Help You Save

Here are a couple games you can play online to possibly win Free items or even a coupon towards the product.

Honey Nut Cheerios - Launch the O Game - play to win a year's supply of Honey Nut Cheerios. If you don't win, you will receive a coupon for $.75 off 1! Give it a shot!

Pace Product - Handpick to Win Game - play to win a coupon for a free Pace product valued up to $4. If you don't have a code from the cap of a Pace product, just click below where it states, "Don't have a code".

Please come back and let me know if you won!!!

Saving - Walgreens Clearance

I was able to locate the OFF PowerPad Lantern Starter marked all the way down from $10.99 to just $2.50 in the Walgreens Clearance!

Not only that, but I had a couple coupons to make an even better deal. You can use the following:

B1G1 Free coupon here = $1.25 ea!
$2/1 here = $.50!

Has anyone found any other awesome deals on clearance this week?! Please share!

Saving - Walgreens Deals this Week

I was able to make my shopping trip to Walgreens and enjoyed some awesome deals this week. However, I do have to say that the "free" after register reward items this week are hard to come by. I am not sure of a store that has them. I may have to do some calling. I want some of the blistex!

My top deals of the week are:

Airplus Socks with Aloe $2.99, receive $3 RR = Free
Blistex Fruit Smoothie 3-pack $2.99, receive $3 RR = Free
Twizzlers 11-16 oz. 2 for $3 with a $2 RR = $.50 ea
Flexitol Blistop $5, receive $5 RR = Free
Dentyne Gum 3/ $1.98, use $1/1 Coupon and $.99/1 Wags coupon in booklet = 3 packs free
Finesse Hair Care Buy 1 @ $3.99, get 1 Free, use 2 $1/1 coupons from Sunday insert, pay $1.99 for both, then submit $3 rebate found with the coupon = both Free
Dr. Scholl's Hidden Arch Support for Her Insoles $6.99, use $2/1 coupon from Sunday insert or here plus use $5/1 Wags coupon in booklet = Free
L'Oreal HIP Balm on clearance for $2.49 (note these were marked for $4.49 on clearance but rang up $2.49!), buy 2. (L'Oreal is on B1G1 50% off this week) Use 2 $1/1 coupon from Sunday insert or here, plus use $1/1 Wags coupon from booklet (will subtract $2) = 2 Free

Saving - Groupon

Groupon is an excellent way to save on some of those splurges like going out to eat, shopping, etc. If you haven't tried it yet, I recommend it. Today's deal in Sioux Falls is $10 worth of coffee and baked goods at Cappuccino Cabin for just $5. If you are not from Sioux Falls, go here and check out your deal by entering your city.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Saving - Coke Coupon from Betty Crocker

Here is a rare coupon for Coke at Betty Crocker. You can also get coupons here for Dixie paper products, Suddenly Salad and Kingsford Charcoal!

Saving - Qdoba Coupon

Here is what I call a rare coupon! Qdoba is offering a $5 entree and regular drink for $5! This coupon is only good at the Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux Falls locations. Hurry, it expires July 4, 2010!

Saving - Coupons for Saving With Baby!

If you have a baby in the house, care for one or are gearing up for attending a baby shower, I have gathered a few great coupons below that I hope you find useful.

Several Johnson Coupons: (note: click on the individual picture of items shown to see different coupons.)
$1/1 Johnson Baby Lotion
$2 off any 2 Johnson Newborn Skincare Essentials products (head to toe wash, desitin, shampoo, etc)
$1/1 Johnson Head to Toe Wash
$2 on any 2 Johnson Bedtime products
$1/1 Desitin Diaper Creme

Can combine any Johnson coupon above with the $.75/2 Target Coupon here - example scenario: Buy 2 Johnson Head to Toe Wash @ $1.97, use 2 $1 coupons or the one $2 off coupon from above AND the $.75/2 Target coupon = get two for $.60 ea!
$1.50/1 Little Swimmers (can combine with Target Coupon here)
$1/1 Desitin
$3/1 Huggies diapers
$2/1 Huggies wipes

$1 off Q-tips Cotton Swab product (can combine with $.60/1 Target coupon found in the $30 savings booklet in specially marked diapers and wipes at Target)

Nestle Good Start
Be sure to sign up here to get money saving coupons for Gerber foods!

Saving - Walmart Rollbacks

I have to say that since I started couponing more intensively, I haven't done as much shopping at Wal-mart as I may have in the past. However, from time to time I still make a special trip to Wal-mart with a handful of coupons to hopefully find some good buys. I picked up a rollback (or sale) bill on my last trip and thought I would share a few of the sales with you:

24-pack Soft Drinks (Pepsi and Coke products) $5
Doritos $1.98
Kraft Dressing $1.50 - use $1 coupon from Sunday insert = pay just $.50
Capri Sun Juice Drinks $1.97
Sargento Natural Sliced Cheese Slices $2 - use $.55 coupon here = pay just $1.45
Suddenly Salad Twin Pack $2 - use $.50 coupon here = pay just $1.50
Vlassic Pickles $1.88 - use $.55 coupon here = pay just $1.33
Reynold's Wrap $2.50 - use $1 coupon from Sunday insert or here = pay just $1.50

Saving - Coupon Melting Pot

Just a note that the end of the month is coming, which is a time when many of the coupon sites remove "old" coupons to update with new ones. So just a reminder, if there is any coupon you may want from the following sites you may want to print now to ensure it is still "live" when you go to print it.

Some new coupons available:
$.55 off Country Hearth bread
$.55 off Village Hearth bread
$1 off EOS shaving cream
$1 off purchase of 3 greeting cards
$1 off 2 Fresh Extend bags from Hefty OneZip

Several new coupons from Nestle, such as $1/2 Juicy Juice Products, $1/2 Nestle Chocolate Chips, etc.

$1 off Hefty Waste Bags (facebook)

Saving - Boss's Pizza and Chicken

Have you tried the pizza and chicken at Boss's Pizza and Chicken yet? Yum! I suggest giving it a try if you haven't. This is a local business and locally owned. They have done a great job at trying to meet the national chain prices, which can be hard to do as selling pizza in the masses can help bring your cost down. Anywhoo....remember the deal I told you about for the $9 large 2-topping pizzas they are offering? Even better, if you like a specialty type pizza, you can get a coupon at FallsFood for ANY Large pizza for $12! (Click on Food&Brew, click on Boss's Pizza and Chicken, then look to the left hand side where it says 'Internet Coupons', click and print.)

You can go here to sign up for the mailing list, which offers coupons and special drawings for free pizza!

And make sure you give the guy dressed up as a chef outside the Boss's Pizza and Chicken a little honk, as you drive by! :-)

Saving - Fireworks on Today's Keloland Spotlight

Do you need to purchase fireworks this year? If so, check out today's deal on the Keloland Spotlight. Get $25 worth of fireworks for just $12 at Hot Shot fireworks.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saving - Happy Hour or Special Hours

Summer is the time to make sure we keep cool and well hydrated. And of course, just enjoy a special treat every now and then. Why not do it around local deals to ensure you stay within budget.

I would like to know what happy hours (non-alcoholic this time :-))you know about around Sioux Falls and other local areas where you can get great specials! Here are a few I am aware of below:

Long John Silver's 2-5 PM Half Price IceFlow every day (medium is noted as $1.49 so just $.75!)

Sonic 2-4 PM Half Price Drinks including slushes

Wendy's After 9 PM soft drinks $.99

Culvers After 8 PM B1G1 Free on Concrete Mixers

Kum & Go - $.52 32-ounce all Summer long

Saving - Long John Silver's Insert in Argus

I am completely not a fish eater, however I just wanted to point out that there was a Long John Silver's insert of coupons in today's Argus Leader. One special coupon I would like to point out is the one right in the middle, it is good for one FREE Medium IceFlow Frozen Lemonade. No purchase necessary!

Also a reminder to be sure and make use of the Taco Bell FREE Limeade Sparkler coupons that were in the paper a couple Sundays ago. Let me tell you, these are pretty tastey!

Living - New Blog Design

I hope everyone enjoys a fresh look to the blog. I am in the process of playing around with some of the new features blogspot has to offer, so don't be suprised if it changes again. I appreciate your patience while the site is under construction.

Please also note the new "SEARCH" option, which should make your visit to the site easier if you are looking for something specific.

And feel free to let me know what you think of the new look. Comment below.

Saving - Quiznos Coupon

Go here for your Quiznos coupon, with an expiration of 7/4/10. Free chip and regular fountain drink when you buy and regular sub, large sub or regular chopped salad.

There is also a $1 off a regular sub on a link about the attached coupon.

Living - Free Sample & Coupon Playtex Sport

I am amazed by how many different brands and types of tampons and pads there are to choose from. I can't seem to keep up! However I am starting to believe that if one were to sign up for all the free samples out there for the new products, you may not have to purchase Tampons for an entire year! (Okay, so probably an exaggeration, but it sure has crossed my mind!)

If you are interested in a free sample and coupon for Playtex Sport, go here to request.

Living - THANK YOU to Those Who Read!

Lately I have received several notes of encouragement with the Living-Laughing-Saving blog site. I appreciate the feedback more than words can say. I certainly appreciate that others are reading the site, but also can learn something from the site that may help their family; whether it is something to do with Living, Laughing or Saving.

Your feedback inspires me to continue sharing these deals! Feel free to share the blog with your family and friends. And an easy way to give me feedback on how I am doing is sign up to be a "follower" of the site. Although there are only 6 currently, I know there are many more of you out there that check the site. Also, comments on the topics are easy to do and can be done annonymously (however I do like to know your name in case I showcase your info on the site, I like to give you a little shout out).

Also - I am asking for every reader's help in passing along deals for saving, stories for laughing and events or other misc for living. I only get out so much, with my two small children! :-) So your help is appreciated.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Keep on Living, Laughing and Saving.

Living - Relay Fundraisers

I'm happy to pass along information regarding fundraisers that teams from this year's Relay For Life event for the American Cancer Society are doing. I am not associated with any of the teams below, but believe that word of mouth is one of the best ways to fund-raise. Thank you for your support for the American Cancer Society.

Friday, July 2 - Jodie Thuringer from the Sammons Financial Group team (and her friends) will be pumping gas for donations at the Pump-N-Pak in Canton (110 West 5th St) from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. All proceeds will benefit Relay For Life.

Saturday, July 3 - Angels Among Us will be selling red, white, or blue metallic necklaces and lighted necklaces in front of Temple Insurance (120 S Main) in Lennox during Cruise Night. Chance tickets for beef will also be sold - contact Traci Stensaas at 940-3993 for more information.

Now until the day of Relay - Stamping and Stomping for a Cure will be selling homemade cards for just $1.00 each. With cards for every occasion, 100% of sales will go towards Relay. If interested, plesae contact Lisa at

Wednesday, August 4 - Citibank Teams 1, 2 & 3 will be having a Schwan's Truck Load event at Citibank (701 E 60th St N, SF) from 2:00 to 6:30 pm. If you can't make it out to the sale, gift certificates can be ordered at 888.724.9267 and by providing campaign ID "28510" before August 4. A percentage of sales will be donated directly to Relay For Life.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Saving - Once Upon A Child Sale

I noticed on my drive by today, Once Upon A Child is having a summer clearance sale. Their sign boasts a 50% off summer clearance.

Saving - HyVee Dollar Sale

Almost forgot to post this, however HyVee is having a dollar sale on Thursday and Friday of this week. There are a few good deals to choose from. Go here to check out the special ad.

Living - Traveling Vietnam Wall in Sioux Falls

The traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial is in Sioux Falls today through the weekend. It is open 9-5 at the Fairgrounds.

If you have never had a chance to see "the Wall" in person, I would strongly recommend it. It is amazing to see it in its entirety with your own eyes. It certainly helps understand the reality and significance of it all.

Saving - Coupon Melting Pot

A few new coupons available:

$1/1 Skinny Cow Ice Cream

$.50/1 Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cup

B1G1 Free Scrubbing Bubbles

B1G1 Free Mentos - must "like" them on facebook

$1/1 Clorox Green Works bathroom cleaner

$1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment

Free Digiornio Deep Dish Pizza - must go to facebook and upload a picture

Saving - Keloland Spotlight Spezia Deal

Today's Keloland Spotlight deal is $50 worth of Spezia food for $25. If you eat here or have it in mind for date night, now is a good time to get in on this deal.

Saving - Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body Works is having it's semi-annual sale. They have several items on sale, such as their antibacterial soaps 4 for $10. Add this 20% off a $25 purchase coupon and you can get them for as low as $2 a piece!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saving - **HOT** $5/10 Smart Ones

Go here, fill out a little survey and print your coupon (can print twice) for a $5 off 10 Smart Ones meals. This is a pretty high value coupon for these, so hurry fast if this is something you want!

Saving - Target Cereal, Etc Deal!

Were you one of the lucky ones to get a paper with the TARGET $5 off Toys R Us Hasbro Toy coupon? If so, I have got a deal for you!
Note: This coupon was regional and was not in the Argus Leader, however was located in other papers

Deal Scenario
Purchase 6 Kellogg's cereals specially marked with a free movie ticket on price cut $1.99
(note: need 6 tokens to earn the free movie ticket..if you already have at least one at home, only need to purchase 5 cereals to utilize the $5 off Target coupon)

Purchase a Hasbro Toy Story 3 Potato Head on sale for $7.99

Utilize the following coupons:
$5 off Toys Story 3 Hasbro Toy with purchase of 5 cereals (Target coupon)
Use 3 - $1.50/2 Kelloggs Cereal here (will need two computers to print 3 total - otherwise you can use the $1.50/2 and your deal will change a bit)

Total = $10.43 for 6 boxes of cereal, potato head toy and movie ticket ($1.30 each item!)

Living - What to do this Weekend?

Are you looking for something fun for you and the little ones to do this weekend? Here are a few things I am aware of, hope you find something fun to do! Can you believe we will be celebrating the 4th of July already next weekend?! Yikes!

*Wacky Chicken Show - 7 PM - Oak View Library

*Tot Lot 9-11:30 AM Laurel Oak Park Shelter

*Wacky Chicken Show 10:15 AM - Brandon Middle School Gym

*Page to Stage, Chapter 5 and Counting - USF Summer Theatre - 10 AM and 7 PM - McKennan Park Shelter

*Jesse James Day in Garretson kicks off with Tractor Pull

*Dell Rapids Quarry Days kicks off with the movie "UP" at dusk in the park

*Lowe's Build and Grow - Monster Truck, sign up here

*Downtown Moonlit Movies @ dusk - Fawick Park

*Jesse James Day Parade - 11 AM - Garretson (lots of other fun things going on throughout the day, be sure to go here for full listing of events!)

*Dell Rapids Quarry Days parade - 10:30 AM

*Jesse James Day Fishing Derby - 1-3 PM - Garretson

*Dell Rapids Quarry Days Firework Display

Saving - Old Navy Deal

Today, June 24th through June 29th you can receive 30% off everything in the store or online with their Wholey Moley sale. Go here for more info.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Saving - Medco **HOT** Deals!

Do you recall me posting a deal a while back through Medco Health Store? Well, here is another GREAT deal (I should say deals)!

Remember shipping is only $.99!
(Please note however if something is on back order you will also pay additional shipping so consider this when shopping!)

Each of the links below are specific deals. You will need to click on the links provided individually (which will open a new browser - but keep going with the most recent openened browser - okay to shut the old ones and the shopping cart will carry over to the new browser)

*Once you click on a link below
*Click on the small print stating "Online Coupon: Click and save"....
*Choose which item you want to purchase and place a check mark in the box under "Add To Bag" (note: you can only take advantage of these offers 1 time)
*Click "Buy Checked Items"
*Continue shopping by coming back here and clicking on the links as noted above.

Band-Aid Butterfly Closures Medium (10 ct) $1.79
after $2/1 coupon = FREE!

Gillette Series Shaving Gel, Sensitive $2.39
after $2/1 coupon = $.39!

K-Y Jelly, Personal Lubricant 4 oz $3.69 or choose Warming Jelly $5.29 (or cpn $.29)
after $5/1 coupon = FREE!

Pampers Sensitive Wipes 64 ct $3.29
after $2/1 coupon = $1.49!

Nivea for Men Body Wash $4.49
after $3/1 coupon = $1.49!

The following are Stock Up and Save items, which you will just need to add the number to your cart. You can do the deal multiple times. I do not know what the limit is.

Aim Whitening Mint or Aim Ultra Mint Toothpaste on sale $.99
Buy 4 and receive $4 = 4 free toothpastes!

Aim Floss picks on sale $1.49
Buy 4, just $.49 ea!

Pepsodent Toothpaste on sale $.89
Buy 4 and receive $4 off = 4 free toothpastes!

Butler Dental Floss $1.19
Buy 5 and receive $5 off = $95 for 5 dental floss!

Take a look around the site and shop a little!!! There are more deals out there, just depends on what you are looking for as well.

Also, if you shop for other things and you get to totalling up to $25, be sure to add code DR10 in at the end to receive $10 off your $25 purchase!

Have fun shopping!

Living - Free Sample Biore Makeup Removing Toweletes or Cleanser

Go here to request your free sample. You will be asked to take a short survey in order to complete your request.

Saving - Coupon Melting Pot

$1.50 off 2 Kellogg's cereals

$.50 off 1 goldfish crackers

$1/1 blueberry Ocean Spray juice

$3 off 10 Smart Ones

$1/1 Renu Eye solution

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Living - Win Tickets to the Century Theater

Have you heard? Sioux Falls is getting a second location for the Century movie theater and it will be located next to the Target on the east side.

Register here for your chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to Cinemark - Century East's VIP night, as well as a chance to win two free movie tickets for an entire YEAR!!!

Saving - Huggies Deal at Target

Huggies Diapers and Wipes Scenario:
Buy Huggies Diapers $8.99
Buy Huggies 320 ct Wipes $8.99Total = $17.98
Use the $3.50/2 Huggies Diapers and Wipes Target coupon from here
Plus, use the $3/1 Huggies Diaper manufacturer’s coupon from here
AND use the $2/1 Huggies Wipes coupon from here
Final cost ONLY $9.48 for both!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Saving - HyVee All Sport Drinks = Free

I have to admit that I am a little slow on this one! I just noticed it today, but I will blame it on the fact that I was a little disappointed with the coupon inserts in the Argus this week so I just set them aside and kind of forgot about them. Long story short.....

HyVee has All Sport Drinks on their 3-day sale that ends TODAY 2 for $1.

There is a coupon on the back page of the Smart Source coupon insert that is $1 off 2.

= 2 Free drinks!

Again, this ends today!

Living - Free Sample Nivea Lotion

Go here to request your free sample of Nivea lotion. Why not?! It's fun to get things in the mail besides bills and credit card applications, right! :-)

Living - Coupon Sharing?

Do you have someone that you currently share your coupons with that aren't needed, or excess coupons?

I have a hard time 'throwing money away' when I have an envelope full of coupons that I know I won't or can't use. I'm just sure there is someone else out there that really could use them.

On the other hand, has there ever been a coupon that you really wish you had but didn't get the right coupon insert or forgot to print it while it was available? And you are left thinking, 'I'm sure there is someone out there that just threw that coupon insert away and I could be using that coupon right now!'

I am thinking of putting together a "meeting" so-to-speak, where people can bring their extra coupons to share with others and at the same time browse others' extra coupons.

I would really like your feedback on this!!! Please email me here. Add the subject line "Coupon Sharing". I even want to hear from you if you are not interested and tell me why! I have a few questions:
*Are you interested?
*Any suggestions on free places to hold the meeting
*How frequently do you think it should be held
*When should it be held (Weekday, Weekend, Evening, Afternoon, Over the lunch hour)
*Any other suggestions

I really appreciate your input!

Saving - Walgreens Deal Online

If you enjoy making purchases online rather than running out to the store, Walgreens has a deal currently if you purchase $25 online they will add a $10 credit to your account good on your next purchase. You must go through this online page for it to work.

Appears they currently have some good sales going on men's items, see here.

Also, everyday free shipping at an order of $25.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Living - Donations to Raise Money for American Cancer Society

2010 marks 10 years of participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Ten years ago, I began my participation after losing my beloved Grandma after her courageous battle with cancer. In the beginning it was more of a way for me to cope with the heartbreaking loss of this dear woman in my life. It has turned into a personal crusade along with thousands of others to help find cures for cancer! This event is so powerful. It is a time for quiet reflection, tears of rememberance and tears of joy and a fight! A fight against this ugly disease.

Please help me in this fight! If you are interested, I am accepting the following donations now:

**I am in the process of putting together some baskets of personal care, cleaning supplies, etc for a silent auction. If you have any new, unused items you would like to donate, please contact me (link below). Think couponing...if you come across freebies, these can go along way just by picking up one extra and donating them!
**Money donations, which you can go here to donate online. Or if you would prefer, you can contact me to do it in person.
**Luminaries - decorate your own (or I can do it for you) in honor of or in memory of a loved one. These are just $10 and the full $10 goes to the American Cancer Society! These are so beautiful to see around the track and are lit up at dusk.

Please contact me today if you have any questions or have donations you would like to contribute!

Thank you! My family and many other families thank you!

Living - Target Trip Today

This week's shopping trip pic:

All of this was purchased for $17.03 after all coupons and gift cards received. The receipt states $72.03 saved. Or a savings of 81%!
In the picture:
3 packages of 10 bars Ivory Soap orig $3.79 ea. - free
3 Olay Effects Body Washes (price has increased from $3.54) $4.79 ea - pd $.79 ea
6 Old Spice Body Washes (4 with free trial sizes items attached!) $3.54-$3.99 ea - pd $.01 ea
3 Olay face wipes $4.69 ea - pd $2.02 ea
10 Sobe Waters - free
2 Airwick Mists - $.49 ea
Sara Lee bread $1.89
Brown Sugar (clearance $1.77)
Powdered Sugar (clearance $.64)
Apple Cinnamon ice cream topping (clearance $.94)

Saving - Walgreens This Week

Here are a few of the *Hot* deals at Walgreens this week:

RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons 18 pk $5.99 with $5 Register Reward (RR)
Use $1/1 coupon here
= Free!

Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash $4.49 with $4.50 RR
Buy 2 Gillette or 2 Old Spice Body Washes
Use B1G1 Free coupon from Sunday inserts
= 2 Free!

Herbal Essance Hair Care $2.99 with $2 RR
Use $1/1 coupon from sunday coupon insert
= Free!

Bausch and Lomb Re-Nu Multipurpose Solution 12 oz $7.49 with $7.49 RR
Use $2/1 coupon here
or $1/1 coupon here
= Free with money maker!

Saving - Target Deals

Below is a list of a few of the good deals you can find at Target this week:

Airwick Aqua Mist went on price cut to $1.99
Use B1G1 coupon from Sunday paper insert (5/16)
And $1/1 coupon from Sunday paper insert (5/16) or here
= $99 for 2!
Note: Some areas received $2/1 coupons this week (6/20) so if you are lucky enough to have one of those, your product will be FREE!

Olay product are on sale, with a $5 Target card when you buy 3
Buy 3 Olay facial toner @ $2.99 ea.
Use $1/1 coupons from Sunday coupon insert 5/16 or 6/6
get $5 gift card back
=$97 after coupons and gift card, or $.33 ea!
You'll have to take a look around and see what you need or want. You can also submit for the Olay rebate - which is $20 for a $50 purchase!

As I mentioned earlier the Sobe water is on sale, buy 10 get a $5 gift card - play for B1G1 coupons here - (note: you can print these 4 times if you win them!) - use 5 B1G1 and you will get free water!

Part of the sale is for purchase of 3 Old Spice body washes receive $5 gift card
Buy 6 of the bodywashes at $3.54
Use 3 B1G1 coupons from sunday inserts
and Use 1 $1/2 coupon
receive 2 - $5 gift cards
= all free plus $.38 moneymaker

These are my top picks......happy shopping!

Saving - Costumes at 90% off is offering an additional 40% off of their already clearanced costumes with the use of coupon code: clear40

There are several kids costumes at $9.99 or under (BEFORE the 40%, so add that on and it is $5.99 and lower!), including costumes such as: Hannah Montana, witches, etc.

There is also a lot of additional clearance on things such as party favors, etc.

Appears shipping starts at $4.99.

Not bad if you are planning ahead for parties, Halloween or have kiddos that like to dress up!
If you purchase something from them, please come back and let me know in the comments! Would love to hear the deals you find!

Saving - Coupon Site & Exclusive Coca Cola Coupon

Check out an additional coupon site that offers some exclusive coupons. The site is Tablespoon, you can go here to register. They are offering an exclusive $1.00 off the purchase of 2 twin-packs or 4, 2-liter bottles of Coca Cola product.

I've seen 2-liters dip to about $.88 at Walmart, so if you can find them this low, it would be only $.63 a 2-liter.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saving - New Coupons Available Online

The normal coupon sites have update with new coupons available today. Here are a few examples:
$1.50 off Aveeno shampoo or conditioner

$1 off Dove Hair product (no size restrictions) - should be able to score free travel size hair spray at Walmart or Target
$1 off Axe deodorant or body spray (no size restrictions) - same as noted above

$1 off 5 gerber food items
$2 off any photoprocessing order of $4 or more

$1.00 on 2 Act II popcorn (think dollar spot at Target = $.50 a package)

Living - Happy Father's Day!

May you have a very happy father's day today! Do something special, put your feet up, just hang out with your family at home....just enjoy your day!

My Dad is a pretty special guy. Growing up I remember hanging out with him, following him around and wanting to be as close to him as I possibly could. He certainly gives some of the best hugs. He has had a pretty hard year this past year and it is hard to see him go through it all. But we are so lucky to have him in our lives and just hope that this year will bring him greater joys.....
Happy Day, Daddy!! :-) Love you!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saving - SoBe Buy 10 get $5 Gift Card Deal

There will be a deal for SoBe Lifewater in tomorrow's ad. Purchase 10 at $1 a peice, get a $5 gift card, which makes them $.50 each! Make it better by playing the SoBe Heads or Tails game. Some winners are getting B1G1 Free coupons (which I won and was able to print twice). You can play this game once each day. Add a few of these to the deal and you can score a great deal. And if you haven't used your $.50/1 Target coupon yet, go here and print them and add those to the deal!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Living - Toys R Us Family Creation Challenge

Toys R Us is holding a Family Creation Challenge on Saturday, June 19th from 12-2 PM.

"Build your own LEGO creation! Test your imagination, creativity, building and guessing skills! PLUS build a cool creation that Dad will love!"

Prizes, Giveaways and More!

Living - FREE Disney Movie Reward Worth 50 Points!

Here is a free code worth 50 points. Just login and enter your code for 50 points. If you haven't signed up for Disney Movie Rewards yet, this is a great club to join. It's free to join and you can earn points without buying movies! Fun prizes to choose from!

Enter 9EKSMN38SH for 50 points!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Living - 8x10 Collage Photo Free

Walgreens is offering a free 8x10 collage photo now through Saturday. Just go here and follow these steps:

Create 8x10 collage photo
At Checkout use coupon code: GOBIG8X10
Choose to ship to your local Walgreens for free and pick up

Thanks, MojoSavings!

Living - Need Something to do?

This is sure to be a busy weekend ahead...or at least it seems that way with everything going on around my house these past few days! Didn't I just take a vacation? Sure feels like I need another!

If you are looking for things to do:

Today -
Tot Lot @ Sherman Park (lower by the zoo) 9-11:30
Father's Day Crafts at Museum of Visual Materials 10-4 (crafts include Father's Day card, "Dad Rocks paper weights and message clips - call 271-9500 for more info)
Kid's Activity Day at the
Old Courthouse Museum 9 AM
Michael's Crafts - FREE Make-it Take-it 6 -8 PM - Duck Tape Wallet Event

Friday -
Tot Lot @ Laurel Oak shelter 9-11:30
Michael's Crafts - Father's Day T-shirt Make-it Take-it 6-8 PM with purchase of shirt
Downtown Street Musicians 6-8 PM - live music

Saturday -
Tea Pot Days in Tea, SD - parade starts at 10 AM, fireworks at 9 PM
Downtown Moonlight Movies - Fawick Park - Free
3rd Annual Open House and Breakfast - Ode Dairy Brandon, SD
Bark Rangers EXTREME @ the
Outdoor Campus -for dogs and their families 1-4 PM
Festival of Cultures - Falls Park @ 11 AM
Cecil's Day @ Butterfly House 10-4 (balloon twisting, airbrush tattoos, garden crafts, book fair - bug hunts 11 Am and 2 PM bring your nets - just for fun wear something 'buggy')
Michael's Crafts - Father's Day Card Make-it Take-it 10-2 while supplies last

Sunday -
Sioux Falls Municipal Band Playing in Your Neighborhood - 3 PM McKennan Band Shell and 8 PM Terrace Park Band Shell
Happy Father's Day!

Saving - This Week's Target Trip $5.05!

First off, I have to say that I LOVE shopping at Target when things go as planned! I think they have some of the better deals when you can find the items in stock.

I walked out with three bags of things for just $5.05 - here's what I bought:

Purchased 4 Clean & Clear Finishes Face Cleaner $2 (on price cut through 6/26)
used 4 $2 off coupon here, here or here. (I don't think the first one is still available, however if you printed them earlier, now is the time to use them!!)
= 4 FREE

4 Vanish Drop-Ins $2.14
used 2 B1G1 Free Target coupon here
AND used 2 B1G1 Free Mfr coupon here
= 4 FREE

2 Glade Room and Fabric Sprays $3.49
used 2 $2.00/1 Target coupon here
AND used $1/1 Mfr coupon from Sunday insert or can use here
= $.49 ea

2 Eggo Waffle or Mini Pancakes $1.75 (on price cut and clearance)
used 2 $1.00/1 Target coupon here or here (these Target only coupons were found on redplum and
= $.75 ea

2 Ziploc Evolve Sandwich Bags 50 ct. $1.77
used 2 $1/1 Target coupon here (can use on other Ziploc products)
AND $1.00/2 Mfr coupon from Sunday inserts or could use
= $.22 ea

My receipt said a savings of $42.02! Or 89% Savings!

Also Note that I will be able to submit a $5 SC Johnson Rebate (for the Glade spray and ziplocs) - so my total after that is just $.05!!!!

Saving - $20 worth of Chedd's Gourmet Grilled Cheese for $10!

Go here for a deal today at Keloland Spotlight. This appears to be pretty similar to Groupon, if you have used that. A reader told me about it recently and I have been checking out some of the deals that cross. They seem to be 40% or more off! Today's deal is 50% (see I can do math, Amy)!

You can get a $20 certificate for just $10 good on food and beverages! Check out Chedd's menu.

By the way girls, we have been planning on going here, so now we can have a little cheaper lunch or supper!!

Happy shopping here for deals! Sign up for their email list so it alerts you of the good deals each day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saving - Reynold's Non-Stick

Go here for your $1.25/1 Reynold's Non-stick Foil.

Saving - Scores at the Stores

If you are going out and about shopping, here are a few coupons you might want to grab and take along.

Yankee Candle - $10 off $35

Old Navy - $10 off $50

JoAnn's - 50% off regular price item

Shoe Carnival - $10 off $49.98 purchase

Saving - BIC Lighter Coupon

Go here for a $1 off BIC foldable lighter coupon! Grilling season! These might come in handy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Saving - Coupon Melting Pot

A few coupons that are new to the net....

$1/1 Desitin diaper cream

$1/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip

Several new Target printables

$.75/1 Goldfish Grahams

$1/1 Crackerfuls

Also note, that many coupons have reset on checking them all out again if there is something special you like to get!

Saving - Plants 40% Off!

Campbell's (49th and Western) is advertising 40% off on all their plants! I took a quick look as I drove by and it appears they have several flowering plants left to choose from.

Saving - Rummaging!

Have you been out rummaging yet this year? This is a great way to find things you have been looking for at low prices! Even better is when you can find a neighborhood rummage where you can park your car and walk (save gas and find lots of bargains quicker)!

There is a neighborhood rummage on South Glendale Avenue this week. What are you waiting for? Go find your deals today! See info below.....

Head south of 41st Street to Glendale Ave for a neighborhood rummage (Take West to 44th St or Hawthorne to 44th St, Glendale is next block over). Lots of good finds in one local area. Get out and walk for your bargains! :-)

10 houses participating - starts Wednesday and goes through Saturday. Lists will be available at each house for special items.

A few items you may find:
Infant through Adult clothing, Pampered Chef dishes, sofa, plants, handicap accessories, rocker chair, boating items, toys, high chair, lamps, etc!

Living - SoBe Heads or Tails Game

Want a chance at winning free products or other fund prizes, go here to play the SoBe instant win game! Kinda fun to give it a try. Looks like you can play each day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Saving - Schick Hydro Razor FREE! And Possible MM!

What a great week to try a new razor! Walgreens has the Schick Hydro 3 & 5 on a register reward deal this week. And now Schick has opened up a rebate to reimburse you (up to $10.99) for the purchase price.

Deal at Walgreens:
Buy Schick Hydro $7.99
Receive $4 RR
= pay $3.99 for razor

Submit rebate here, will receive $7.99 (purchase price) back!

This is a moneymaker of $4!

Even better, if you picked up the Star Tribune on Sunday or other regional newspaper that had a $5 coupon for Schick Hydro, you will make this into a $9 moneymaker!

Living - Toy Story 3 Toy = Free Movie Ticket

When you purchase $25 worth of Toy Story 3 toys at Toys R Us you will earn a free movie ticket.

Think Chritmas, birthdays, etc!

Living - We're Back and We Survived! :-)

My fam bam took a 6 hour road trip to Custer over the past several days. Just getting back into the swing of things late yesterday. Now trying to catch up on laundry and all the great deals available this week. I will post as much as I can.

Hope you are having a great week!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Living - Children's and Infant's Tylenol Recall

Ok, I must admit that I must be living in some sort of bubble! I did not realize that Tylenol was also included in the most recent recall with Motrin! Did you? Well, if you didn't, I want to let you know that it was! Check here to see if your Tyelonol products were included.

And again, check here if your Motrin products were included.

You will be given the opportunity on all products to request a refund (average price) or a coupon for a free replacement.

Living - Sprinklings Club (Pop Tarts)

So I joined the Sprinklings club about a month ago because I learned that you can enter codes from Pop Tart packages in to earn free prizes. My daughter enjoys a Pop Tart here and again, so I thought what the heck. You too can join it here.

Today I get an email with a coupon for the new Ice Cream Shoppe flavors! I don't know what to think about that. This sounds more and more like a treat, not breakfast. (Not that they are healthy to begin with, but!) And they are boasting 25% less sugar?!

Then I see this recipe for Cream Cheese and Crumble Cupcakes. Ooooh, they look good. Even without the Pop Tarts!

Anyway, thought I would share this club with you in case you like Pop Tarts or might like some recipes. Enjoy!