Monday, October 31, 2011

Hyvee: Omega Water only $0.89!

My store currently has Omega Water priced at $1.89 (regular price). I found a $1/1 coupon on the dietary shelf (located near the entrance at my local Hyvee..usually has whatever health products they are promoting that week/month and is right next to produce). The waters were located in the soda aisle and there were actually only two left total! This makes the waters $0.89 each! Has anyone tried these yet?

Free downloadable Thanksgiving Road Trip Activity book!

With Halloween out of the way, Thanksgiving deals are going to start pouring in. Download a free Thanksgiving Road Trip Activity Book. This book contains 24 pages of pictures to color, games to play and more.

(Thanks, The Freebie Blogger!)

FREE Greeting Card from CardsDirect (still available)!

When you like Cards Direct on Facebook, you can get a FREE greeting card for your card stash. You can choose between Thank You, Congratulations or Happy Birthday.

I keep a stash of cards. You never know when you might need a greeting card. I requested this back in September and I already got mine.

(Thanks, Freebie Blogger!)

Robitussin Peak Cold Only $3.23 at Target!

Tis the season to stock up on cough syrup! Sure hoping I won’t need any this year, but I’d hate to have to pay full price WHILE I’m sick! That’s a double whammy!

Robitussin Peak Cold Multi-Symptom Cold Relief $5.73, Regular Price
Use $1.00/1 – Robitussin Product – (
Or $1.00/1 – Robitussin Product – (
Or $1.00/1 – Robitussin Product – (
Or $1.00/1 – Robitussin Product – (
And Use $1.50/1 – Robitussin Peak Cold Cold Relief Item, Excludes Trial Size, Target Coupon – (
Or $1.50/1 Robitussin Peak Cold, Cold Relief Item, excludes trial/travel size, Target Coupon from Target Mobile
Final Price: $3.23

(Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!)

Up & Up Cough Syrup Only $2.26 at Target!

Target has a ton of new printable coupons available. Here’s a great deal I matched up to save on cough syrup, which we seem to be buying a lot of lately. Up & Up cough syrup is on sale this week at Target, and now you can save even more with this printable coupon:

Up & Up Cough Syrup $3.26, On Sale through 11/5
Use $1.00/1 – Up & Up Item, $3 or More, Target Coupon – (
Final Price: $2.26!

(Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!)

Target: Free Hungry Jack Pancake Mix Pouches!

There is a Target printable coupon for $1 off Hungry Jack Pancake Mix or Syrup and some Targets have 7 oz pouches of Hungry Jack Easy Packs of pancake mix for 99¢ which makes them free after coupon.

(Thanks, Who Said Nothing in Life is Free!)

Rimmel Eyeshadow at Walgreens, As low as $0.94!

I love to try out new makeup, especially eyeshadow. But I don’t like to pay too much for it. So I look for inexpensive prices for my makeup experiments. This week at Walgreens, Rimmel makeup is Buy One Get One 50% Off. And some stores have a bunch of Rimmel products on clearance! Add in a coupon and you can score an awesome deal!

Buy 2 Rimmel Eyeshadows $2.59, Clearance Price
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Rimmel London Products, On Sale thru 11/5
Use 2 $1.00/1 Rimmel London Product, Any from RP 10/16
Final Price: $0.94 each when you buy 2

(Thanks, Wild for Wags!)

Pampers Gifts to Grow: New 10 Point Code!

Wow! There’s another new Pampers Gifts to Grow code available! Just enter code FAC1011PR46DYHD to score 10 more points! (Thanks, Pinching Pennies with Heather, Hip2save and Keeping Cents!)

* If you’re new to the pampers Gifts to Grow program, then go on over here to sign up (you’ll score 100 points just for joining)! The Pampers Gifts to Grow Program rewards you every time you purchase Pampers diapers, training pants and wipes! Once you’ve become a member, you can start collecting points. Just find the Gifts to Grow code inside each package and enter the code online to accumulate points, then redeem your points for rewards! They’ve got lots of great rewards including various gift cards to different stores + lots more!

Elmo’s Easy as ABC Book & DVD As Low As $3.50 Shipped (After Cask Back from!

Today’s Wild Deal over at is perfect for those of you who have little ones as you can snatch up Elmo’s Easy as ABC Book and DVD ($15 Value!) for only $3.50 shipped after the Wild Cash Back Reward.

Here’s what you need to do to get in on this deal…
* Head on over to, wait for the Wild deal to load and click on “Buy Now”
* Once on the Shop Taste of Home site, add Elmo’s Easy as ABC Book and DVD to your cart for $5
* During checkout, enter the coupon code LST63 to score $1 shipping
* Your final cost will come to only $6 shipped!
* Even sweeter, you’ll get $2.50 Wild Cash Back Reward – bringing your final cost down to only $3.50 shipped! Wow!

Special Note: Please keep in mind that by using the coupon code LST63, you may not get the $2.50 cash back from, as some coupon codes are not eligible for cash back. You’ll receive your first check in the mail once your account reaches $20 which shouldn’t be hard if you’ve been snatching up all these Wild deals lately.

(Thanks, Hip2save!)

Target: Good Deal on Pasta & Sauce!

Right now Market Pantry pasta and pasta sauce are on price cut for $1 each PLUS there is a Target Printable Coupon for $1 off coupon for when you buy both Market Pantry pasta and pasta sauce. That makes them 50 cents each after coupon!

(Thanks, Totally Target and Who Said Nothing in Life is Free!) Personalized Card Only $0.79 Shipped!

With Halloween practically over and the Holidays right around the corner, you may want to let someone special know you are thinkin’ of them. Well, today only, you can head on over to and personalize any card for just $0.79 – no coupon code necessary! Even sweeter, FREE shipping is included in this offer!

So what are you waiting for?! Head on over here to personalize your $0.79 card!

(Thanks for the heads up, Hip2save!)

Skinny Cow Candy Only $0.58 at Target, TODAY ONLY!

Skinny Cow candy is on sale this week, through 11/5. We have a great stack with a new printable released yesterday from But our manufacturer coupon expires today! Hurry in to stock up on this delicious treat..mommies deserve something for Halloween too right?

Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters, 6 oz. or Heavenly Crisp, 4.4 oz. $3.33, On Sale through 11/5
Use $1.00/1 Skinny Cow multi-pack chocolate candy product from RP 7/31 (exp 10/31)
And Use $1.75/1 – Skinny Cow chocolate Candy, Excludes Single Serve, Target Coupon – (
Final Price: $0.58!

Philadelphia Cooking Creme at Target, Only $0.49!

Here’s a great deal on Philadelphia Cooking Creme at Target! Pick out your favorite type and add it to some pasta, chicken, and vegetables and you’ve got a great start to quick dinner. Each type of cooking creme has recipes, too. At $0.49 I think I’ll grab a couple.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what your favorite kind is!

Philadelphia Cooking Creme, 10 oz $2.49, Regular Price
Use $1.00/1 – Philadelphia Cooking Creme – (
And use $1.00/1 – Philadelphia Cooking Creme, Target Coupon – (
Final Price: $0.49

(Thanks, Totally Target!)

Free Clabber Girl Baking Powder at Walgreens, Starting 11/6!

I'm sure you're all starting to re-stock your baking supply essentials since the Holiday season is drawing near. Well here’s a new coupon to get you in that baking mood and score you free baking essentials. I would recommend printing this coupon now as it’s likely to go fast. Starting 11/6, you will be able to use it to score FREE Clabber Girl Baking Powder at Walgreens! Here’s how:

Clabber Girl Baking Powder, 4 oz $0.50, On Sale Starting 11/6
With in ad coupon, Limit 4
Use $0.50/1 – Clabber Girl, Rumford or Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder – (
Final Price: Free!

(Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!)

Staples: 10 FREE Photo Cards (Online or In-Store)!

Staples is offering up a great new coupon! Just head on over here to print a coupon valid for 10 FREE 4″x 8″ photo cards from Staples, good through 11/12. You can use this coupon in-store or online.

* Valid 10/30/11–11/12/11 online at, by phone at 1-888-333-3199 or in U.S. Staples stores on item #334632. Limit 10 free holiday cards per customer. Excludes Deluxe holiday cards. While supplies last. Limited quantities of free item. If the featured gift item is out of stock, Staples reserves the right to offer a substitute item of equivalent value. Free photo cards do not contribute toward our minimum order threshold of $45 on required for free shipping. Cannot be combined with any other offers and does not include tax. Not valid on prior purchases or on purchases made with Staples® Procurement or Convenience Cards.

(Thanks, The Brainy Buyer and Hip2save!)

Free AXE Fixer Coupons 1st, 2000 (Facebook)!

Just a reminder that this free coupon offer will be available again today (at a random time!) for those of you who missed out over the last few weeks….

To snag your free coupon, I would recommend that you head on over to the Axe Facebook page now, “like” them, and watch their Wall for status updates. When the coupon goes live, you’ll need to click on the Fixers tab, and complete a short quiz to snag a coupon valid for a FREE Axe Fixer Cool Metal, Shock, Fever, Thai Massage or Rise (a $5.99 value!). You’ll want to be fast as Axe will only be giving away 2,000 coupons! Limit one coupon per person and mailing address.

If you’re not fast enough today, you can try again next Monday; and yes, I’ll be sure to remind you! :)

(Thanks for the reminder, Hip2save!)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Why I Don’t Buy Taco Seasoning Packets!

Guest post by Heather from Feel Good About Dinner as originally posted on Money Saving Mom!

Premixed spice packets and sauces promote convenience, but are they really saving you time? If you knew you could get the same (or better) results by adding just a few spices to the pot, would you still buy them?

It is a lot easier than you may think. In fact, once you learn how to use your own spices, you will wonder why you ever bought those little packets.

Not only is it easy to use your own spices, but a lot cheaper. An average spice packet costs anywhere from $0.50 to $2. That sounds pretty cheap, but when you consider that it is only for one meal, it really adds up.

Basic spices can be purchased in generic varieties for $0.50 to $1–or even cheaper if you buy from a bulk food store. These can be used for several meals or even dozens of meals.

For example, I could buy a taco-seasoning packet for $0.50 on sale for one meal, or I could buy $3 worth of spices and make more than 20 taco/Mexican dishes. Multiply that by all of the different mixes we buy, and that is a huge savings over time.

Not only is it easy and inexpensive to season your own dishes, it’s also healthier and tastier. Spice packets add a lot of extra salt, empty calories, and mystery ingredients. In addition, seasoning dishes yourself doesn’t lock you into one flavor, but allows you to adjust the flavor of the dish to your taste.

I have known people who even used both seasoning packets and spices. The packet doesn’t provide enough flavor for them, so they add extra oregano or crushed red pepper. They could have skipped the spice packet all together and just added their favorite spices.

While it can be a time and sanity-saver for some people to pre-make baggies of seasonings, I’ve found it’s easier for me to just have the spices on hand and add them in to a recipe as I need them.

Not sure where to start when making substituting homemade seasoning for seasoning packets? The following is a list of basic spices to keep stocked in your pantry and the types of dishes for which they are used:

Italian Spices
Fresh Garlic

Mexican Spices
Chili Powder
Crushed Red Pepper
Fresh Garlic

Miscellaneous Spices
Rosemary: Pork, Broth
Sage: Stuffing, Sausage
Garlic Salt

For additional help, find a good homemade spaghetti sauce recipe to learn Italian spices and a taco-seasoning recipe to learn Mexican spices. Think of these recipes as a method and not just a recipe. Once you learn how to use your own spices, it will open up a whole new window of creativity in your kitchen.

Heather lives in a Detroit suburb with her husband, Mark, and two boys, Jonathan (15) and David (10). Heather is a full-time wife and mother and a part-time substitute teacher. Heather shares how to make delicious, healthy meals for the family that are time and budget friendly at Feel Good About Dinner.

What's worth buying at Wal-Mart under $1,

Here are this week’s Walmart matchups.

Walmart matchups are a little different than other stores because they rarely put out a weekly sales flyer, and when they do most of the prices advertised are their regular “Everyday Low Prices,” rather than a special sale. Thus, most of the match-ups on this list are “Every Day Low Price” items that match up well with coupons that are currently available. The prices are gathered by physically going to the store and recording prices, then matching up current coupons.

Please remember that prices on this list may vary by location!

Walmart’s new coupon policy is very friendly towards couponers AND allows for overage, so there are some great opportunities for saving. Walmart also does price matching for advertised sale prices, and BOGO if a price is listed. They also accept coupons for price matched items, which can really add up the savings! Be sure to print a copy of the Walmart Coupon Policy to take with you.

As always, note that links to printable coupons are subject to expire at any time. If you come across a link that has expired, please let me know in the comment section below and I will try to remove it. Thanks!

Idahoan Hash Brown Potatoes
FREE (up to $1.50 value) Idahoan Hash Brown Potatoes (exp. 01/31/12)Nov AllYou p. 130

Bic Cristal 10 Pack - $0.97
$1/1 Bic Stationary Product (Facebook coupon)
Total: FREE + $.03 overage!

Prevacid 24HR (28 ct) - $18.97
$4 Coupon and Mail in Rebate
Total: FREE!

Dr Pepper 10 - $1.25
FREE 2 Liter Dr. Pepper TEN 10/9 SS
Total: FREE!

Kashi Go Lean bars - $1.26
$2.00 any Kashi Product from Recyclebank
Total = FREE + .74 Overage!!

Cover Girl Blush(using other face products will change overage) - $3.74
Buy 8 Cover Girl Blush (for math purposes please mix and match!) $3.74
Use 4$8/2 CoverGirl Face Product, exp. 10/31/11 (P&G 10/02/11)
Total: $2.08 in overage!

Old Spice Body Wash (travel section) - $0.97
Use $1/1 Old Spice Product, exp. 10/31/11 (P&G 10/02/11)
Total: FREE + $.03 Overage!

Lysol Dual Action Wipes - $2.48
MIR for Purchase Price (up to $3.00) purchase 9/1/11 to 11/30/11 Post Mark by 12/31/11
Total = FREE!

Icy Hot (.5 oz.) - $0.97
Use $1 off printable Coupon Found Here (Coupon NLA)
Total: FREE!

Schick Disposable Razors - $1.97
Use $6/2 Schick Disposable Razors printable
Total: FREE + $2.06 Overage (Coupon NLA)!

Crave Soft Treat For Cats - $1.47
Use FREE Crave Soft Treat For Cats, exp. 10/29/11 (RP 09/18/11)
Total: FREE!

Listerine Total Care Zero - $1.72
Use $2 off any one Listerine Total Care Zero product (NLA)
Total: Free + $.27 Overage!

Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste (travel section) - $0.97
Use $1/1 Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste printable
Total: FREE + $.03 Overage!

Reach Floss - $0.97
Use $1/1 Select Listerine or Reach Products, exp. 12-31-11 (SS 04/17/11)
Total: FREE + .03 Overage!

LALA Yogurt Smoothie Drink (8oz) - $0.92
Use Printable BOGO (most zips)
Total: $.93 (2)or $.47 each!

Dole Canned Fruit (8oz) - $0.78
Save $0.50 off 2 Dole Canned Fruit (exp. 12/31/11)Nov All You p. 80
Total: $.53 each!

Sun-Bird Seasoning - $0.78
$0.50/2 Sun-Bird Seasoning or Soup printable (90210)
Total: .53!

Gold Peak Tea - $1.25
Save $1.00 off Any Gold Peak Tea 18.5 oz
Total: $.25!

Kool-Aid Envelopes - $0.22
Use B2G1 Kool-Aid Envelopes, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU July '11)
Total: $.15!

Nestle Nesquik Powder Sm. Bag or Single Serve Drink - $1.00
Use $0.75/1 Nestle Nesquik Powder printable
$0.60/1 Nestle Nesquik Powder, exp. 1/15/12 (SS 10/16/11 R)
Total: $.25!

Buddig Original (2 oz.) - $0.58
Use $0.55/2 Buddig Original, exp. 11/30/11 (SS 08/21/11 R)
Total: $.30 each!

Mentos Up2U Gum - $1.28
Buy 1 UP2U Mentos gum $1.28
Use $1/1 Up2U coupon in the 10/9 SS (exp 12/31/11)
Total: $.28!

Franks Hot Sauce - $0.88
Use $0.50/1 Frank's Redhot printable (Exp varies)
Total: $.38!

Morton Season-All (8 oz.) - $0.96
Use $.55 Off Season-All, Exp-12/31 (9/25 SS)
Total: $.41!

Kikkoman Soy Sauce (10 oz.) - $1.42
Use $1/1 Kikkoman Products
Total: $.42!

Libby's Canned Vegetables - $0.68
Use $1/4 Libby's Canned Vegetables, exp. 12/30/11 (RP 08/28/11)
Total: $.43 each!

Extra Dessert Delights Gum - $0.96
$1/2 Extra Gum, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/25/11 R)
Total: $.46 each!

YoCrunch Yogurt - $0.97
Use $1/2 YoCrunch Yogurt printable
Total: $.47 each!

Coffee Mate Original Sticks 7ct - $0.98
Use $0.50/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate printable
Total: $.48 each!

Tabasco Sauce (2 oz.) - $0.98
Use $0.50/1 Tabasco Product printable
Total: $.48!

Hormel Canadian Bacon - $1.48
Use $1/1 Hormel Canadian Bacon printable
Total: $.48!

Libby's Canned Vegetables - $0.75
Use $1/4 Libby's Canned Vegetables, exp. 12/30/11 (RP 08/28/11)
Total: $.50!

Folgers Instant Single Serve Packet - $1.00
Use $.35/1 Folgers Instant Single Serve Packets
Use $.35/1 Folgers Instant Single Serve Packet, exp. 11/2/11 (RP 10/02/11)
Total: $.65!

Old El Paso Seasoning Mix - $0.72
Use $.75/4 Old El Paso Seasoning (10001)
Total: $.53!

Campbell's SpaghettiOs Pasta - $0.68
Use $0.40/3 Campbell's SpaghettiOs, exp. 11/15/11 (SS 09/11/11 R)
Use $0.50/5 Campbell's SpaghettiOs Pasta printable
Total: As low as $.54 each!

French's Mustard - $0.88
Use $0.30/1 French's Mustard printable
Total: $.58!

Taster's Choice Stick Pack - $1.18
Use B1G1 Taster's Choice Stick Pack printable
Total: $.59 each!

Earth's Best Baby Food (2-13-11) - $0.76
Use the $1/7 Earth Best Printable HERE
Total: $.62 each!

Hormel Compleats Kids Microwave Meal Price match to Kroger Expires - $1.00
Use $.55 off Hormel Compleats
Total: $.45!

Progresso Broth - $0.92
Use $0.40/1 Progresso Broth printable
Total: $.52!

Nursery Water (1 gal.) - $1.00
Use $.55/2 off Nursery Water printable
Total: $.72 each!

8th Continent Soy Milk - $2.73
Use $2/1 8th Continent Soy Milk printable
Total: $.73!

Extra, Orbit, Eclipse, Juicy Fruit, Double Mint, Spearmint, Big Red or Winterfresh - $1.75
Use $1/1 Extra, Orbit, Eclipse, Juicy Fruit, Double Mint, Spearmint, Big Red or Winterfresh, exp. 10/31/11 (SS 07/31/11)
Total: $.75!

Mentos UP2U Packs - $1.28
Use $1/2 Mentos Product, exp. 10/20/11 (SS 09/11/11)
Total: $.78!

Brach's Candy - $1.28
$0.50/1 Brach's Product, exp. 11/13/11 (SS 09/18/11 R)
Total: $.78!

SunnyD Product (48 oz.) - $1.08
Use $0.25/1 SunnyD Product, exp. 11/30/11 (SS 08/07/11)
Total: $.83!

Knorr Recipe Vegetable Mix - $1.14
Use $0.50/2 Knorr Recipe, Sauce, or Gravy Mix Product, exp. 10/30/11 (RP 10/02/11)
Total: $.89 each!

KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce - $1.42
Use $0.50/1 KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce or Marinade, exp. 11/30/11 (SS 08/21/11)

La Creme Creamer - $1.88
Use B1G1 La Creme Creamer, exp. 10/31/11 (ALL YOU Oct '11)
Total: $.94 each!!

Goya Rice Mix - $1.94
Use $1/1 Goya Rice Mix, exp. 11/15/11 (RP 08/07/11)
Total: $.94!

Jimmy D's Breakfast Bowl - $1.96
Use $1/1 Jimmy D's Product, exp. 11/30/11 (RP 09/25/11)
Total: $.96!

Pom Lite Product 16 oz. - $1.97
Use $1/1 Pom Lite Pom, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 08/28/11)
Use $1/1 Pom Lite Product, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 04/03/11)
Total: $.97!

Martha White Muffin Mix - $0.98

(Thanks, A Few Shortcuts!)

What's worth buying at Dollar General 10/30-11/5!

Here are the newest matchups for Dollar General. Dollar general accepts internet printed coupons but does not accept internet printed coupons for free items.

Please note that links to printable coupons are subject to expire at any time.

Click here to see the full Dollar General Coupon Policy!

Uncover the secret to shopping at Dollar General here!

Kiss Nails, 1 ct, On Sale from $1 to $2.50
Use the $1/1 coupons found here or here
Or use the $2/1 coupon found here
Final cost as low as possibly FREE or $1.50!
** These type of items make great stocking stuffers!

Rexall products priced at $5+
Use the $3 off a product priced at $5 or more coupon found here or here
Final cost as low as $2!

Libby’s Vegetables, Assorted varieties, 14.5 to 15 oz, On Sale 2 for $1
Use the $1/4 coupon found in the 8/28 RP (or the previous printable coupon that was available)
Final cost only $0.25 per can! Great stock up price!

Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes, Assorted varieties, 8.5 to 8.6 oz, On Sale for $1
Use the $0.50/1 coupon found here
(Or use the $0.40/1 coupons found here or in the 10/2 General Mills insert)
Final cost as low as $0.50!

And don’t forget to check out all the Dollar General printable coupons here!

** Check out even more Dollar General Deals here.

(Thanks, Hip2save!)

FREE (40) 4×6 Photo Prints at Walgreens!

FREE (40) 4×6 Photo Prints at Walgreens when you use coupon code DRUGSTORE40 then select FREE in-store pickup to make it FREE. Offer valid until November 1! This would be great for printing all of your Halloween pictures!

(Thanks, Everyday Free Samples!)

What's worth buying at Walgreens 10/30 – 11/5 (9 under $1, 2 are free!)

Don’t forget to print the Walgreens Coupon Policy and take it with you.

All sale prices may vary by region, so be sure to check your store’s sale ad. Be sure to print or order coupons early, as many of the printables for HOT list items will be gone by the time the sale starts! Please note that links to printable coupons are subject to expire at any time.

Are you just learning about the big Savings at Walgreens? Learn how to shop at Walgreens them here and here!

Crest Pro Health toothpaste 4 or 4.1 oz or Oral B Crossaction toothbrush - 2/$7
RR: $5 wyb 2
Use (2) $1/1 from 10/2 P&G
Pay $5, get back $5 RR
Total: FREE!

Ricola Dual Action 19ct — $2.00
RR: $2 wyb 1
Use Buy Ricola Dual Action get Ricola 19-30 ct bag FREE from 10/2 SS
Pay $2, get back $2 RR
Total: FREE!

Colgate Maxfresh or Maxclean 6oz toothpaste - 2/$3.50
RR: $2 wyb 2
Use (2) $.50/1 from 10/30 SS
Pay $2.50, get back $2 RR
Total: $0.25 each!

Hunt's Tomato Sauce 8oz - $3/1 w/in ad coupon
(limit 3)
Total: $0.34 each!

Dawn Dish Liquid 90z — $0.99
Use $.50/1 from 10/30 P&G
Total: $0.49 each!

SoBe Lifewater 20oz - 4/$4
RR: $1 wyb 4
Pay $4, get back $1 RR
Total: $0.75 each!

Nivea men's or women's body wash 16.9oz — $3.99
RR: $2 wyb 1
Use $1/1 from 10/30 RP
Pay $2.99, get back $2 RR
Total: $0.99 each!

Advil 20ct Liquigels or 24ct tabs or caplets — $2.99
RR: $1 wyb 1
Use $1/1 from 10/30 RP or printable
Pay $1.99, get back $1 RR
Total: $0.99 each!

Pantene, Aussie or Herbal Essence Hair Care - 2/$7
RR: $2 wyb 2
Use $3/2 from 9/25 RP (exp 10/31) or 10/30 P&G
Or $1/2 from 10/2 P&G (exp 10/31)
Or $1/1 from 10/30 P&G
Pay $4, get back $2 RR
Total: $1.00 each!

(Thanks, Couponing to Disney!)

What's worth buying at Target under $1 10.30-11.5!

Here are the matchups from this week’s Target ad, including some regular-priced items & unadvertised deals that match up well with current coupons.

Please note that this is not a full list of all sale items, only the BEST deals of the week. Be sure to check your local flyer for the full list of sale items. If you are making a trip to Target, you may want to bring your coupons along in the event you see some other unadvertised in-store deals. (And if you do, please let me know!)

Remember to check the ongoing list for all the best deals!

Please remember that prices on this list may vary by location!

I will be adding more unadvertised deals as I come across them…please let me know if you come across any unadvertised deals on your next Target trip!! And remember, Target offers price-matches with current competitor’s ads, so keep an eye on possible match-ups from their competitors.

Pampers Wipes 64 – 72 ct Assorted Varieties — $2.39
Use $1/1 Target Coupon from 10/30 RP (exp 12/23)
Plus use $.50/1 from 10/2 P&G (exp 10/31)
Total: $0.89 each!

Campbell’s Chunky Soup 15.25 – 19 oz — $1.50
Use $1/2 or $1/4 from 10/9 SS (exp 11/20)
Or use $1/2 or $.50/2 or $1/4 or $.50/4 from 10/2 SS (exp 11/13)
Total: $1.00 each!

(Thanks, Couponing to Disney!)

What's worth buying at Aldi’s 10.31 to 11.5 – 19 under $1!

Remember two important things when shopping Aldi's: Aldi's DOES NOT accept coupons and you will need a Quarter if you need a cart and bring your own bags because Aldi does not provide FREE bags, you can however either pay for your bags or use empty boxes found in the store if you do not wish to bring your own bags. They also don’t accept coupons, but they offer some great deals.

Uncover all the secrets to shopping at Aldi's here!

Here are the items you will find for less than $1 from the ad this week:

Tyson Fresh Split Chicken Breasts – $0.89/lb
Friendly Farms Extra Creamy Whipped Topping Details 8 oz. – $0.89
L’oven Fresh Brown & Serve Rolls Details 12 oz. – $0.99
Kitchen Living Heat-Resistant Oven Glove or Mitt Details Remove from list – 99¢ each
Chef’s Cupboard Whole Wheat Turkey or Herbes de Provence Stuffing Mix Details 6 oz. – $0.99
Chef’s Cupboard Chicken Gravy Details 10.5 oz. Made with real chicken stock – $0.69
Chef’s Cupboard Homestyle Buttery or Loaded Mashed Potatoes Details 4 oz. – $0.79
Fit & Active Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soup Details 10.5 oz. – $0.69
Sweet Harvest Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Details 14 oz. – $0.89
Sweet Harvest Sliced Pineapple Details 20 oz. In 100% juice – $0.89
Sweet Harvest Jellied Cranberry Sauce Details 14 oz. – $0.89
Chef’s Cupboard Au Gratin or Scalloped Potatoes Details 4.9 oz. 100% Idahoan potatoes – $0.99
Chef’s Cupboard Seasoned Mashed Potatoes Details 7.2 oz. Roasted Garlic, Four Cheese or Butter & Herb. Made from 100% Idahoan potatoes -$0.99
Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix Details 6 oz. Chicken or Cornbread – $0.89
Happy Harvest Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Details 14 oz. – $0.89
Sweet Harvest Candied Sweet Potatoes Details 15.5 oz. – $0.99
Baker’s Corner Canned Pumpkin Details 15 oz. – $0.99
Baker’s Corner Sprinkles Details 3–5 oz. Red Sugar, Green Sugar, Rainbow Non-Pareils or Chocolate Sprinkles – $0.99
Baker’s Corner Marshmallow Creme Details (7 oz.) – $0.79

Be sure to go here to see the complete matchup.

(Thanks, Definitely Deals!)

Snapfish: Prints as Low as $0.06 Each Shipped!

Through November 6th you can get 300 4×6 Photo Prints from Snapfish for just $3.00with coupon code SPOOKY300. That is a $27 value! To get this deal:

*Sign Up or Log in to your Snapfish Account
*Use the Coupon Code SPOOKY300 or SPOOKY100 at checkout to get either 300 prints for $3 or 100 prints for $1.
*Shipping on 300 Prints is $14.59 which works out to $0.06 per print or 100 prints for $5.89 or $0.07 shipped!

(Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!)

New Red Plum Coupons + Walgreens Nivea Deal!

Red Plum released quite a few new coupons today! Head on over here to check them all out. One coupon to note is valid for $1/1 ANY Nivea for Men body wash (8.4 oz – 16.9 oz)! You can use this coupon to score body wash for $0.99 at Walgreens this week. Here’s how…

Nivea body wash Touch of Men 16.9 oz $3.99 = $2 RR
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 10/30 RP or found here
Pay $2.99
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $0.99!

(Thanks, Wheel ‘N Deal Mama!)

Amazon: 50-Ounce Bottle of Tide Only $3.99 Shipped!

Wow! How would you like to score a sweet deal on Tide Detergent without having to leave the comfort of your own home?! Well, now you can! Just head on over here where you can snag Tide with Bleach Alternative Clean Breeze Scent with Actilift, 50-Ounce for ONLY $3.99 shipped! It’s marked down to $5.99 AND if you scroll down you’ll see a $2 coupon to clip (like the pic below). Plus, this product qualifies for FREE standard shipping! Hurry, as I’m guessing this won’t last long.

* Note that the product usually ships in 1 to 2 months, so keep that in mind.

UPDATE: There are also lots of other Tide products that qualify for this high value $2/1 coupon. Just head on over here to browse through all of the participating Tide products.

(Thanks, Savings in Seconds & The Brainy Buyer!)

Important Update on $2/1 Tide Detergent Coupon!

As some of you may know, I posted on Friday about how the travel size Tide packets at Walmart would be FREE after the $2/1 Tide detergent (no size restriction) coupon available in today’s P&G insert. Well, shortly after posting this deal I discovered that the Tide travel size packets aren’t actually valid for this coupon. I do not condone using coupons improperly, however, I had no clue that these little Tide packets aren’t actually distributed by P&G.

Here’s what Tide stated in the comment section on their Facebook Wall:
The coupon does not have a size restriction and is valid on all Tide detergent that is distributed by Procter & Gamble. The single use packets are not distributed by P&G and therefore the store reserves the right to choose not to accept the coupon on that item. I hope this helps with any confusion.

Also, here’s what Tide stated in reply to a comment left on their Facebook Wall:
We license the Tide name and actual product to another company (in this case Cotton Buds) to distribute one use packets of the product. It is actually Tide in the package but it is distributed by the other company. Since that product isn’t distributed by P&G the stores reserve the right to deny a manufacturer’s coupon on that product. I hope this helps.

I apologize for not doing more thorough research before posting about the Walmart deal on Friday. I did decide to educate my readers once I realized that the deal was a no go… however, I know that some of you may have already headed to Walmart this morning trying to snag the deal, only to leave feeling frustrated – which makes me feel bad.

I also feel that it wouldn’t have been too difficult for P&G to put excludes trial/travel size on the coupon. Even though they don’t distribute these packets… well, they should have known that most consumers don’t know that. So to make is easier on all, it would have made way more sense (in my opinion) to put exclusions on the coupon.

(Thanks for the verbiage, Hip2save!)

$1/1 Bic printable coupon = free Bic Stick Grip pens at Target (Facebook offer)!

Print a $1/1 Bic pens coupon on the Bic Facebook Page. Use this coupon at Target to get a 7-pack of Bic Stick Grip Pens (priced at $1) for free.

(Thanks, Single Mom Saving Money!)

3 Ways You Can Save Money Without Changing Your Spending!

Guest post by Rebekah as originally posted on Money Saving Mom

A frugal lifestyle is more than just refusing to spend money or going after the best deal. It is about being a good steward with all of your resources. Some people are unwilling or unable to change their spending budget. That doesn’t mean they can’t be frugal.

Here are three ways you can save money without changing your spending:

1. Use Less

There are some things that you just have to buy, but if you use a little less of them, you’ll stretch those products further. It is better to go back for a little more shampoo than to use too much to begin with!

Here are some ideas for things you can experiment with to see how little you can actually use while still getting the job done:

*laundry detergent
*hand soap
*dish detergent
*toilet paper
*milk – in your cereal or coffee
*electricity - Turn off lights and other devices when you’re not using them.
*heat – Use a blanket, sweater, or hot drink to warm up.
*baby wipes – Tear them in half and only use what you need.
*gas – Crystal shared 15 ways to save money on gasoline here and here.
water – Turn off water when possible, take shorter showers, or recycle “gray” water.

2. Use it All

Don’t waste what you’ve already paid for! I shudder just thinking about how much money I’m “throwing away” each time I clean out my refrigerator. Food is the most obvious thing people struggle to use completely, but there are more.

Here are some ways you can be sure to get your money’s worth out of products by using all of it:

*Keep a container in your freezer for leftover veggies that you can add to regularly. Then when the container is full, make soup.
*Swish some water in your “empty” shampoo/conditioner bottle to get out the last drops.
*Freeze over ripe bananas to use for baking or Crystal’s chocolate banana smoothies.
*Peel off that last annoying, glued-to-the-roll square of toilet paper and add it to the next roll.
*Cut the tops off your “empty” toothpaste, face wash, and lotion to access some hidden product. There is more left in there than you think!
*Save stale bread for making bread crumbs or go on a duck feeding adventure.

3. Use it Twice

There are some things that you can truly only use once. That dab of toothpaste on your toothbrush? Yeah, I’d love to see you try to use that again! Then there are other things that really can be used again and it will save you money in the long run.

Here are some things around your house that can use twice or more:

*laundry - Do a sniff test. If it passes, then what’s the harm in wearing it again?
*paper towels - Do you use one to cover your food in the microwave? Use it over & over or use it as your napkin for that meal.
*tin foil - Did you cover a dish without it getting messy? Fold it up & save it.
*old t-shirts - Cut them into rags or make a necklace.
*gift bags - Use them for a future gift. If they are too wrinkled or ugly you can use them to carry things around.
*gift bows - Put a piece of tape on the back and use them over and over.
*tissue paper - Did you know that you can iron tissue paper?
*plastic food storage bags - I don’t recommend doing this with meat, but you can wash and reuse bags several times.
*plastic grocery bags - Use them in small trash cans, to pick up behind your dog on walks, or as a “wet bag” in your diaper bag.
*q-tips - If you use one end for touching up your make-up, save it to use the other end next time.
*birthday candles & decorations - They are used for such a short time. Why not save them for the next birthday?
*disposable swim diapers - Put swim diapers in your laundry and use them several times before throwing them out.

You don’t have to be a coupon queen or a penny pincher to save some cash! Those things certainly help, but when you’ve done everything you can to save money, try these three tactics to stretch your dollar even further.

What suggestions do you have for getting the most out of your products?

Pampers Wipes Only $0.89 at Target!

I’m crossing my fingers that we all receive the $1.00 off Pampers wipes Target Coupon in today’s Red Plum insert. This could be a regional coupon, but if you are lucky enough to receive it you can stack it with the $0.50 off coupon from the 10/2 P &G to purchase a tub of wipes for $0.89 at Target! Hurry, because the manufacturer coupon expires Monday!

Pampers Wipes, 64-72 ct, $2.39, Regular Price
Use $1.00/1 Pampers Wipes 60 ct. + Target Coupon from RP 10/30
And use $0.50/1 Pampers Wipes, Any 60 ct. or Larger from P&G 10/2 (expires 10/31)
Final Price: $0.89

(Thanks, Totally Target !)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Remaining Halloween Costumes at Old Navy $5.00!

Old Navy has announced on their Facebook page that all remaining Halloween Costumes in-store are only $5.00! SCORE!

Plus, you can print off the 20% off a Single Item coupon from their Facebook too. So, total cost $4.00 for a Halloween Costume for your kid!

Once word gets out, stores will probably be selling out. So keep that in mind and run over there!

(Thanks, Freebies2deals and Birch Creek Mom!)

Disney Movie Rewards: FREE Box of Pop-Secret Popcorn Only 100 Points (+ Codes)!

Wow! If you’ve been saving up your Disney Movie Reward points (even just a little!) and are looking for a way to make use of them, you may want to head on over here and login to your Disney Movie Rewards account to snag a coupon valid for a FREE box of Pop-Secret 3-count premium popcorn for just 100 points (under “Rewards” tab)!

Hurry, as I’m sure this reward won’t last long!

And if you are just starting out (or haven’t entered the codes below), you can score a total of 55+ points by entering the following codes into your Disney Movie Rewards account…

SIMBA for 25 points
FPSNN83JX9 for 25 points
HSIU87FJ457 for 5 points

You can also try: MATER and HUNNY (not sure the value of these, though)

If you haven’t joined Disney Movie Rewards yet, then I would highly suggest doing so now! This is a great rewards program… especially if you have kiddos that love Disney movies. Basically every time you purchase a Disney DVD or go see a Disney movie at the movie theater you earn points. Once you’ve earned enough points, you can then redeem them for a reward! They have a lot of different rewards available from electronics to toys, DVDs, occasional gift cards, and more!

(Thanks, Couponing to Disney, Hip2save, & Freebie Shark!) Squinkies Teatime Surprise $2.99 Shipped!

One of the Target Daily Deals today is valid on this Squinkies Teatime Surprise toy (includes 4 teacup seats, 5 Squinkies characters in containers and 2 coins) priced at only $7.99 – down from $11.99! This toy also ships FREE since it’s a Daily Deal. And, even sweeter, if you haven’t done so already, you can use the promo code TGT75HFN to score an additional $5 off your purchase! Please note, though, in order for this code to be applied correctly you will need to be logged in to your Target account… so make sure to do this prior to using the code. Your final cost will come to just $2.99 shipped! Hurry, as I’m guessing this toy will sell out fast!

* Go through to score 3% cash back… just click on the “Shop Now” link!

*HOT* FREE $20 Voucher!

Wow! You’ll want to hurry and check out this deal, as I’m not sure how long it’s going to last. Just head on over here and sign up for an account with the Orange County Deal of the Day site – don’t worry, you do not have to live in the Orange County area to get in on this deal. And by signing up here, you’ll earn yourself a FREE $10 sign-up credit! Now wait for an email with a verification code you’ll need to enter in order to complete the sign up process.

Once signed up, click on the “Today’s Deal” tab (upper left). You will see that the daily deal today is valid for $20 to Spend on Sweet Gifts and Treats at for ONLY $10. Even sweeter, click on “Buy Now” and you will notice on the next screen that your $10 Sign-up credit automatically deducts from your total – making your final cost FREE!!

Fine print: Voucher with redemption code will be emailed within 24 hours.Redemption code can only be redeemed online at Not valid at retail locations. Code is one time use only. Limit of 5 per person Expires 12/31/2011 (or applicable state law). Paid for value does not expire.

(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Deals I scored this week-10/28!

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5 boxes of Pampers marked down to $16.82 (originally $19.79!)
Used (5) $10/1 Pampers diapers priced at $15 or more
=$6.82 each!

2 packages of Huggies Slip-Ons-$9.49
Used (2) $2/1 Target coupon printable
and (2) $3/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-on Diapers from SS 10/23 (exp 11/19)
= $4.49 each!

2 2 pack bottles of Listerine Total Care Value Pack (1 L & 95 mL) & other varieties, 2 pack $2.48, Clearance Price
Used (2) $1.00/1 Listerine Value Pack, Attached Target Coupon
and (2) $1.00/1 Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash 1L or larger, (1) Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening Anticavity Mouthwash 32 FL oz or (1) Advanced Listerine Anticeptic Mouthwash 1L or large printable coupon
=$0.48 each!

Kit-Kat snack size bag, on sale through 10/29-$2.49
Used 1.00/1 – Hershey’s Snack Size Bags, 9 oz or larger – (
and $1.00/1 Bagged Snack-Size Chocolate Candy – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 10.5 oz or Kit Kat, 10.78 oz, Target Coupon from Target Mobile (*Target Mobile Coupons may only be used one time..expires TODAY!)

Total from Target: $44.53, plus I used a $5 Target gift card from a previous Target gift card deal which brought my total to $39.53! Total Retail price= $110.53. Total saved by using coupons=$66!

4 fresh pet small tub dog food-$1.97 each
Used (4) $2/1 Freshpet Select Roasted Meals For Cats & Dogs SS 10/16/11
=$0.12 overage!

4 Dr. Pepper TEN-$1 each
Used (4) FREE Dr. Pepper TEN (Up to $1.99) SS 10/09/11 R

4 S'mores and Oreo Dessert Icings-$2.79 each
Used coupon from Sprinkles and Co. good for 4 FREE icings! (NLA)

Total from Wal-Mart= $0.12 overage (I purchased a snack for B to eat up the overage)! Total retail price=$23.04!

*HOT* $1.50/1 Mars Candy Coupon + Walgreens Scenario!

WOW! If you’re still needing to stock up on Halloween candy, be sure to hurry on over to to print a high value $1.50/1 ANY Mars Product 9.4 oz or larger coupon (use zip 99218). This coupon says “available at Walmart” but note that it is a manufacturer’s coupon that can be redeemed anywhere!

Hershey’s, Mars, or Nestle Fun size or Snack Size Candy Bags 10.23-12.5 oz $1.99 with in ad coupon (fantastic price!)
Use the $1.50/1 coupon found here or the $1.50/2 Mars coupon found in the October issue of All You mag.
Final cost as low as $0.49 per bag!

Also, check out this deal you can score at Walgreens starting 10/30 – 10/31…

Hershey’s, Mars or Nestle fun size candy 10.23-12.5 oz $2.49 = $0.50 RR (Sun & Mon Only!)
Use the $1.50/1 coupon found here – use zip 99218
Pay $0.99
Get back $0.50 RR
Final cost $0.49 per bag!

*This is a great coupon to print now, especially since the coupon doesn’t expire until 11/27…which means possibly FREE Halloween Candy on Clearance at various stores starting November 1st! Be sure and print this coupon now as I’m sure it won’t last long!

(Thanks, Simplistic Savings, My Coupon Madness, and Hip2save!)

Kotex Liners Only $0.49 at Walmart!

Here is an awesome deal if it’s time for you to stock up on Kotex Liners. A box of liners is only $0.99 at Walmart and with this coupon you are practically getting two for the price of one!

Kotex Liners $1.00, Regular Price
Use $1.00/2 – Kotex Products – (
Final Price: $0.49 each when you buy 2

(Thanks, Passion for Savings!)

Moneymaker on Tide at Walmart, Starting 10/30!

I know a lot of people who won’t use any laundry detergent besides Tide. Apparently, it’s THAT good! This Sunday there will be an awesome coupon on Tide in the Proctor & Gamble insert. Use it at Walmart to score this moneymaker!

Tide Detergent, Travel Size $0.97, Regular Price
Use $2.00/1 Tide Detergent from PG 10/30
Final Price: $1.03 Moneymaker

(Thanks, Coupon Connections!)

Wet ‘n Wild As low as $0.39 at Walgreens, Starting 10/30!

Wet ‘n Wild makeup isn’t just for pre-teens. I used to think it was until I tried some and realized their makeup is high-quality at super low drugstore prices. Many things are just $0.99! Starting 10/30 at Walgreens, all Wet ‘n Wild products will be Buy 1 Get 1 50% off. Add in a coupon and you’ll have a great deal, so hurry!

Buy 7 Wet ‘n Wild Shine Nail Color $0.99
Buy 7 Wet ‘n Wild Icon Eyeliner $0.99
Buy One Get One 50%
Use $5.00/$10.00 Wet ‘n Wild Products from All You September 2010 (exp. 12/31/11)
Final Price: $0.39 each when you buy 14

(Thanks, Wild for Wags and Krazy Coupon Lady!)

Luvs Heavy Duty Blowout Challenge: Win Diapers, Gift Cards, Photo Books & More!

Through November 27th, head on over to the Luvs Facebook page, ‘like” them, then click on the “Heavy Duty Booty Challenge” tab to enter to win a variety of different prizes…

* 5 Daily Winners will each win a FREE pack of Luvs, a $25 gift card and one 8×8 soft cover photo book
* 1 Weekly Winner will win a FREE pack of Luvs, a $100 gift card and one 12×12 collage photo canvas
* 1 Grand Prize Winner will win a year supply of Luvs diapers, a family trip for 4 and a $100 Snapfish gift certificate

* Keep in mind that you can enter once daily; and after you enter, you’ll be invited to share the sweepstakes with up to 3 of your Facebook friends. For each person that you refer that enters the sweepstakes, you will be given 1 additional entry into the sweepstakes (up to a maximum of 10 entries). Even better, for every entry that is received, Luvs will donate a diaper to Project Night Night, up to a total of 30,000 diapers.

Good luck!

(Thanks, My Coupon Madness, Newbie Couponing, Hip2save and Thrifty Today!)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Freschetta Proud to Support Pink Giveaway!

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month and Freschetta is doing their part to support research by presenting the Freschetta Proud to Support Pink Program. From 9/25 to 10/31, when you purchase specially marked packages of Freschetta pizzas and Artisian Pizza Crusts, you will be helping them to reach their goal of a $50,000 donation to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

These specially marked packages will have a code inside them and you will enter the code at For each code entered, they will donate $1.

To help celebrate this program, Freschetta is allowing one The Secret to Saving reader to win a prize pack including a coupon for a FREE Freschetta pizza (12 oz or larger) and 2 pairs of Freschetta Proud to Support Pink earphones!

If you haven't tried Freschetta pizzas, I would HIGHLY recommend that you do! We preferred Freschetta over competing National brands. The meats, sauce and cheese taste much more fresh than most frozen pizzas..yum!

To enter, leave a comment stating what you favorite flavor of pizza is or why you're proud to be a woman! :)

For an additional entry, like "The Secret to Saving" on Facebook (This is for existing "likers" as well!). Once you have done this, simply leave a comment stating that you did so.

This giveaway will end on 10/29 at 5 pm CST! GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: The makers of Freschetta Pizza contacted me and provided myself and one winner a prize pack. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are mine.

Organize Your Household Finances & Enter to Win $500 to Pay Your Bills!

Manilla ( is a free web based service that helps consumers better manage all of their household accounts, including financial, utilities, subscriptions and travel rewards programs, in one secure place online. Under a single password, Manilla provides customers with an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and/or email reminders to pay bills and unlimited storage of account documents that Manilla has seamlessly retrieved for the consumer.

Why is Manilla necessary? Most people have more than 20 different household accounts, including three to four credit cards, several travel and hotel rewards accounts, multiple magazine and newspaper subscriptions, plus cable, phone, and other assorted utility bills. In order to stay on top of all this, people have to manage daily incoming paper mail, an array of online usernames and passwords, and websites in order to access important account information and take action. Manilla seamlessly retrieves all your account information – current balances, previous payments, upcoming bills due – and stores it for you in one secure place. Most importantly, you need only one password to view, manage and organize it all.

After you sign up with Manilla you could also win $500 to pay your bills from Manilla. Click here after you sign up for Manilla and answer the hub page question to be entered to win.

FREE Spooktacular Halloween Activity Booklets for Kids!

Head over and “Like”’s Facebook Page for a FREE Halloween Activity Booklet for your kids.

You can actually select if you want a Pre-K Booklet, K-1st Grade Booklet, or a 2nd-5th Grade Booklet. They have Halloween Coloring printables, and educational worksheets inside!

(Thanks, Freebies2deals!)