Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cottonelle Freebie

Ok, so if you have visited this blog before, you know how much we LOVE Kleenex Cottonelle wipes in our house. Well, right now they are giving away Cottonelle Wipes coupons, plus free hangers when you go to their site. You can even request to share the deal with a friend. When I entered my info, it said to expect my coupon in about 3 weeks.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mega Swagbucks Day!

That's right, it's Mega Swagbucks Day once again. Every Friday gives you a chance to earn even more swagbucks, just by doing everyday searches and tasks. If you have not signed up for Swagbucks, check it out today. As little as 450 swagbucks will earn you a $5 Amazon gift card. This is how we are saving for Christmas 2011 for my family!

Swagbucks is totally FREE to join and you will earn 30 swagbucks just for signing up!

Coupon of the Day

Right now on Redplum there are two coupons for Rimmel Cosmetics. These say $1 off either Day2Night Mascara or Match Perfection Foundation or any Rimmel Cosmetic. I LOVE the any part, because often I can find Rimmel on clearance at my local CVS, making finger nail polish, lip gloss, and other makeup free or just pennies.

Crazy Weather

Ok, so we thought having a tornado watch in our area two weekends ago was scary enough, but early Thursday morning we not only had a watch, it was a warning in our area and sure enough we had one touch down and leave its path of destruction in our area. Now I will say that compared to all of the wreckage this storm system left in Alabama, we in the Shenandoah Valley (Shenandoah County to be exact) in Virginia were very lucky. I believe last report was that about 12 homes were damaged and 5 people injured, but again we were very lucky. We were under a local state of emergency yesterday, and without power for 19 hours, but it could have been much worse. I spent yesterday morning giving thanks to God that my family was all safe and the worst thing we had to deal with was the inconvenience of not having power for almost one whole day. That would be why I did not list a Coupon of the Day yesterday. We were not able to visit the web until late last night. And that is not a complaint believe me, because I would go for days on end without power, as long as my loved ones are safe and well. I will tell you this storm made us painfully aware of how unprepared we truly were for this emergency, but it has opened our eyes and made us work on getting prepared in case, heaven forbid, we go through something like this again. The Krazy Coupon Lady shared a while back how she was preparing emergency kits for everyone in her family, and I will do that as well as we work on becoming more prepared. Again, I give thanks to God for the safety of my family, and say that it is good to be back. Hope everyone else out there who was affected by this storms is waking up to a brighter day this morning as well. God bless!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

CVS/ March of Dimes


Starting April 27th and going until May 8th, for every new "like" that CVS receives to their Facebook page, they will donate $1 to the March of Dimes, up to $35,000. This is a cause very close to my heart. In 2003, my husband and I lost our youngest daughter to an atrial spetal defect, or a hole in the upper chamber of her heart at the age of 9 days old. As I had previously done some volunteer work with March of Dimes, the staff was there to lend their support during this difficult time, sending us information on this condition that took our youngest daughter's life and even making a donation in her name for research through the March of Dimes. I am asking that anyone who happens across this post between now and May 8th to please head over to their Facebook page and "like" them so that we can get the maximum amount donated to this great cause, because the hope is with all of the research funded through this organization, no parent will ever have to go through the heartbreak and grief that my husband and I have.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Coupon of the Day


Right now there are some great coupons for Off! products on With spring here and people plannng camping trips and other outdoor activities, these are great coupons to have. Just use zip code 30303.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hot Ore-Ida Coupon Freebie!


Ok, so I just had to share this one today too! Head on over to Ore-Ida's Sweet Potato Fries Facebook page to get a coupon for a free bag of Ore-Ida Sweet Potato fries. Just "like their page and watch a short video to get your coupon. This coupon will be sent out in the mail, so you can expect it in 2-4 weeks.

Coupon of the Day

Lipton Iced Tea

Head over to Lipton's Facebook Page for a Buy One Get One free Lipton Iced Tea. This is a smartsource coupon, so remember you should be able to print twice.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Coupon of the Day

There are actually two today. Following the lead of other bloggers, I will be posting a coupon of the day everyday (or at least trying to LOL). Today there are two great coupons on As always, hurry over to the site to print out your coupons today, as we never know how long they will be available and when they will reach their print limit. I have not had the opportunity to match this to any sales yet, but if I happen across a great match-up I will post it.

Easter Goodies

This weekend I discovered the most wonderful result of all my couponing efforts. I will say that in recent holidays, we have had a difficult time being able to afford gifts for everyone. I have always said as long as I am able to get all the kids in the family (and this includes nieces, nephews, and the like) at least a little something, that I would be satisfied, but at times doing that even proved to be a monumental task to accomplish on our budget. Well, I was so excited this weekend when I was able to go into my stockpile and pull enough items for Easter gift bags for all of the beautiful little ones in my family- all eight of them. And I must say that the Easter Bunny did a pretty good job for my own two as well :).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Disney Earth Day Freebie


I am loving the Earth Day freebies. This year Disney Stores will be giving away a free reusable shopping bag when customers bring in 5 plastic grocery bags for recycling. From the Disney site:

Join Disney Store on Earth Day! (U.S.)

Receive a FREE Reusable Shopping Bag on Friday, 4/22, when you bring in and recycle 5 plastic shopping bags.
*Limit one bag per Guest, while supplies last. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Excludes Outlet locations. Call store for more details.

Visit the Disney Store for more information and to locate a store near you.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hot Coupon Alert!


Right now this coupon is available on and makes for some free floss at CVS, Wal-Mart and possibly some other stores. Hurry and print it though, because a coupon this hot will not last long. Don't forget you can print this twice.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Free Tree @ Lowe's 04.23


In honor of Earth Day, Lowe's will be giving away 1 million trees. Head on over to This Tree is One in a Million  to be sure your store is participating.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Johnson Travel Kits


Right now there is a great coupon on It is $1.50 off any 2 Johnson & Johnson First Aid products. Wal-Mart has these in the travel section for $0.97 each so when you buy two they would be $0.22 each after this coupon. Go here to get your coupon, but hurry because we never know how long these coupons will be available.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Not supermom!

Ok, so over the last couple of days, I have come to realize something important. No matter how hard I try, I will never be SuperMom. There will be days that my children will get to bed late, or the floor will not get vaccuumed or the weeds may sit a week longer in the flower bed or all of the holiday decorations for any given holiday may not get out before that holiday is over. And although the type A- personality I try to ignore when these things do not get accomplished can sometimes make me stress over these very issues, I have had to make myself take a step back and realize that it will all still be ok. Children are resilient and bounce back from things pretty quickly, any dirt left on the carpet at the end of the day will not attack us while we sleep and hopefully my children will have fond memories of the holidays when we did actually manage to get all of the decorations up in time to appreciate them (yes, I purposely left the flower beds out of the forgiving of myself because I do worry that the weeds are going to choke the life out of my flowers). The nice thing is I know I am not alone in this. All of the mothers I know only want to do the best for their families. And all of the mothers I know strive for that SuperMom status. But I also know somewhere inside, these mothers know that they, like myself, will get a new chance to tackle that SuperMom ideal tomorrow, and whether we reach it or not, we will still be doing the very best that we can for our families and things will still be ok.

Degree Girl Coupon

              degree girl 200x300 Free Samples: Degree Girl Deodorant

There is a great new coupon on Facebook. Go to Facebook/ Don't Fret the Sweat to score this great $1 off coupon. If you are like us with a teen or tween in your family, this will come in really handy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CVS Beauty Club Gift

Free & Fabulous! Just for liking us, get a coupon for a FREE Essence of Beauty Antibacterial Collection product.

From now until April 15, 2011 11:59 pm est, CVS Beauty Club is offering a free gift to their friends on Facebook. Don't miss this one!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Barnes and Noble Reading Program

Read 8 books~ Get one Free!

I am excited to post that once again Barnes and Noble will have their summer reading program for kids. This is a great program, as it helps children stay motivated to read during the summer break from school (something we have our children do anyway as we believe it helps keep their brains from turning to mush over the break LOL) and they get rewarded for it. Visit Barnes and Noble for all the details.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

March Totals


Drum roll please. . . . I have finally finished our family totals for the month of March. The shelf cost of all items purchased for our household came to $1170.97. But folks that is not what we paid for these items. Our out of pocket (OOP) was 352.42! That is a savings of $835.38 or 71.34%! I am so excited I am doing a little happy dance right now (be glad you cannot see that I assure you:). In this, our first full month of our own version of "extreme couponing" I feel we have done well. Now I know it is not the 90% plus savings of other extreme couponers, but for us I feel it is a great start. Hopefully I will have time soon to get pictures of the beginnings of our stockpile ready to post, but for now I just had to share this with everyone. Keep in mind that this does not include the free samples I received via snail mail either. If you have had a great shopping experience or wonderful savings, please feel free to share them here. We all love to share in the excitement of saving!

Extreme Couponing Premiere

           Extreme Couponing

This week the Extreme Couponing series will premiere on TLC. Set your DVR to record this great program and learn how other save TONS on their grocery bills. The series will premiere on TLC Wednesday, April 06, 2011 at 8 pm.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stay Tuned

Tomorrow I hope to have the month of March, our family's first full month of "Extreme Couponing" input into our financial spreadsheet, and then I hope to be able to share our savings with everyone. Keep tuned to see what we managed to say in the month of March :).

Overseas Coupon Program

For a few years now, our family has sent any unused coupons overseas to help our military families find savings on the items they need. The military commissaries will accept coupons up to six months expired, so once our are expired and we can no longer use them, we just package them up and send them away. There was a time while our family was in the process of moving ourselves and getting settled in that we were not able to send coupons, so at the beginning of this year we did a new adoption of a Marine base in Iwakuna, Japan (as my husband is a former Marine :). I am super excited this month to report that our family will be sending over $4,000 in coupons to our base.

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In some small way, we feel like we are able to help support those who provide us our continued freedom. To learn more about the Overseas Coupon Program, visit their homepage here.

Target Earth Day Giveaway


In honor of Earth Day, Target will be giving away 1 million reusable shopping bags with any purchase on April 17, 2011. Here are the details from Target:

Earth Day exclusive: On April 17, 2011, we’ll be giving
away free reusable bags in stores (with purchase) to our
first one million guests. Limit one per guest. Last year,
most stores ran out within a few hours. So get yours while
supplies last.

Ladies and gentlemen, mark this on your calendar, as I will, cause you do not want to miss this one!

Post-Its and Scotch Tape!

Another great find at Wal-Mart! I had seen the Post-It notes on clearance at my local store last week for $0.75 each. That evening, I sat down at my wonderful little laptop to research post-it coupons. And I was in luck! I found a $2 off a $10 or more purchase. So last night when I stopped by Wal-Mart on my way home from work for milk, I checked out the post-its. They still had a large box and they were marked down to $0.25 each! Now I did have to purchase $10 worth of post-its originally, but with my coupon that made each post-it $0.20 each, a great deal for me. Post-It and 3M have requested that links to their coupons not be posted, so I will just tell you to go search for those coupons, they are out there and do not expire until 06.30.11. I also used the $1 off any Scotch Magic Tape coupons I printed last week to get each of the Scotch tapes for $0.22. Again a great deal in my opinion. Hapy hunting! :)

Clearance Stayfree!

Don't foget to check the clearance sections at your local stores! I found an awesome deal on these Stayfree maxi pads at my local CVS last week. Each package was marked down to $1.05 and with the $1 coupons I received in the 03.27.11 Smartsource inserts, that made each package $0.30 each!

Tide Challenge Update

                                 Tide Stain Release Challenge

Sorry folks, it has been so long since I had a chance to post anything new that I was not able to post this update, but the Tide Stain Release Challenge has gone live again tonight at 9 pm. Head over to their Facebook page to take the challenge now.

CVS Facebook Offer


CVS currently has another great offer for their fans on Facebook. Although I noticed on other blogs that they stated the offer was good today only, the CVS Facebook page states that the offer expires 04.07.11. Either way, if you are looking for another great coupon from CVS, I would hurry over now.