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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roundy's Coupon Matches (Pick 'n Save, Rainbow, Copps)

Roundy's stores (Copps, Pick 'n Save, and Rainbow) double 5 coupons up to $1 per $25 order every Wednesday and Saturday. There are several deals this week, so here are some printable coupon matches to help you make your list. Check your coupon stash to see if you can find more matches. For printing tips, click here. Questions? Feel free to email me!

$2.50/ea: Oscar Mayer Fun Pack Lunchables, 9.5-11.7 oz.
$1.00/1 any LUNCHABLES Lunch Combinations WITH water (if included)
$0.50 ADC
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$1.28/ea: Oscar Mayer Franks (with in-ad coupon), limit 1, then $1.50 each
$1.00/2 here
$0.78 for 2 ADC, $0.37 each
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$2.99/ea: Johnsonville Smoked or Cooked Sausage Links
$0.55/1 Johnsonville Smoked or Cooked Sausage
$1.89 ADC
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$3.00/ea: Johnsonville Pork Sausage Links, Patties or Rolls
$0.55/1 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage
$1.90 ADC
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$3.50/ea: MorningStar Farms Meat Alternatives
$1.00/1 MorningStar Farms Veggie Foods Product
$1.50 ADC
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$6.49/ea: Caribou Coffee
$1.00/1 bag of Caribou Coffee (Whole Bean or Ground)
$4.49 ADC
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$4.99/ea: Wisk 2X Laundry Detergent
$1.00/1 Wisk laundry detergent
$2.99 ADC
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$1.00/ea: Old Orchard Apple, Cranberry or Pomegranate Juice Blends
$1.00/4 Old Orchard Frozen Juice Concentrates
$1.00/4 Old Orchard Frozen Juice Concentrates
$0.50 each ADC
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$1.88/ea: Kellogg's Cereal wyb 8
$1.50/2 Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks and/or Corn Pops Cereals
$1.13 each
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$2.50/ea: Boston Market Meals
$1.00/3 Boston Market Frozen Homestyle Meals
$1.83 each ADC
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$2.20/ea: DiGiorno Pizza,Selected 5.9-18.9 oz.
$1.00/1 DiGiorno Deep Dish Pizza Product (if included)
$0.20 ADC
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$3.99/ea: Litehouse Apple Cider or Juice Gallons
$1.00/2 Litehouse Products
$2.99 each ADC
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$5.00/ea: Red Baron Pan Pizza or Pan Pasta
$1.00/1 Red Baron Pan Pizza or Pasta
$3.00 ADC
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$1.00/ea: Dean’s Dip
$1.00/2 Dean’s Dip
Two free ADC!
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$1.00/ea: StarKist Chunk Light Tuna
$0.75/1 StarKist Low Sodium Tuna Pouch (if included)
Better than free ADC
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$1.25/ea: Hormel Chili with Beans or Chili Master
$0.75/1 Hormel Chili Master
Better than free ADC
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$1.50/ea: Daisy Sour Cream
$0.50/1 Daisy Sour Cream
$0.50 ADC
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$2.00/ea: Nabisco Snack Crackers
$1.00/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers
$1.00 each ADC
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$1.98 /ea: Chinet Plates, Cups or Bowls (with in-ad coupon)
$1.00/1 Chinet Product printable
Free ADC
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$1.99/ea: Scott Natural Napkins
$1.00/1 Scott Napkins 250+ ct printable
Free ADC

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Fill up your mailbox with freebies!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Pictures!

The summer has been busy! We finally got around to getting pictures taken of the three girls who had birthdays since the baby was born. F is now 2, M is 4, and H is 7 years old!

Take a good long look at M and H's long hair, and stay tuned. . .

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Walgreens Coupon Policy

I was glad to find out that Walgreens has posted their official coupon policy online. I was just telling someone this week that my local Walgreens is not very couponer-friendly, so you'd better believe I printed off a copy of their policy and added it to my coupon bag! This policy also clearly states the rules of using Register Rewards and store coupons, as well as stating that internet-printed coupons are accepted.

This policy should rectify some of the problems I've come across at Walgreens:

  • When there is a buy one, get one free promotion, up to two coupons can be used, as long as the total doesn't become negative. (Previously I've only been allowed to use one coupon since the other item rang up as free.)
  • A coupon that exceeds the amount of a sale item can be adjusted down. (Previously the coupon was often refused.)
If you are a teacher or homeschooler, remember that Walgreens is offering a discount on Wednesdays until September 15th! Check with your store to see if they are participating.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mega Swagbucks Friday

Today is Mega Swagbucks Friday, which means there are better chances of winning big while searching. Do a few searches today, and let me know what you win!

Remember that you can earn 3 SB's every day in less than a minute by doing three things. From the home page, click on "Daily Polls" and answer the poll. Then go back to the home page and click on "Trusted Surveys" for another swagbuck (earn more if you complete some profiles or surveys). Back on the home page, click on "NOSO" and click through the no obligation special offers for one more swagbuck.

Not a member of Swagbucks yet? It's a really easy way to earn free Amazon gift cards (or other prizes). Sign up here and get 30 free swagbucks to get you started!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CSN Stores Pre-Review

I've been given the opportunity to do a review for CSN Stores. They have over 200 online stores and they carry just about everything you could imagine! From Noritake dinnerware and Le Creuset Cookware, to toys and games from Melissa & Doug, Step2, LeapFrog and more, to tools and furniture, to stuff for pets, to. . . well, you get the idea! I'm going to get busy trying to narrow down my choices, so keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming review post!

Educator Discount at Walgreens

The Walgreens stores in my area are offering a discount to teachers (and homeschoolers!) on Wednesdays through September 15th. Get a 15% discount on everything, and a 20% discount on Walgreens brand items (it rings through as the employee discount). You have to show proof of being a teacher or homeschooler (I showed the form I filed with the state for the 2009-2010 school year). This may be a regional promotion, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks so much to Karen for telling me about this--I was able to get some great deals yesterday!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Free Event at Michaels 8/28

Make a gift for Grandparents Day, or to keep yourself! Head over to Michaels on August 28th between 10am-2pm to capture your child's handprint in Crayola Model Magic Clay, which will harden. Find a Michaels store here.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Roundy's Coupon Matches (Pick 'n Save, Rainbow, Copps)

Roundy's stores (Copps, Pick 'n Save, and Rainbow) double 5 coupons up to $1 per $25 order every Wednesday and Saturday. There are several deals this week, so here are some printable coupon matches to help you make your list. Check your coupon stash to see if you can find more matches. For printing tips, click here. Questions? Feel free to email me!

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$3.00/ea: Kahiki Meals or Egg Rolls
$1.00/1 Kahiki Product
$1.00 ADC
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$5.00/ea: Wanchai Ferry or Macaroni Grill Entrees
$0.75/1 Romano's Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit
$1.50/1 Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entrée

$3.50 ADC
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$1.00/ea: Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$0.30/2 Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$0.30/2 Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$0.70 each ADC
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$2.00/ea: Yoplait Trix, For Kids or Drinkables Yogurt
$0.75/2 Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt
$1.25 each ADC
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$1.75/ea: Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
$0.50/2 Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers or Fruit Roll-Ups
$0.50/2 Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers or Fruit Roll-Ups

$1.25 each ADC
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$6.99/ea: Caribou Coffee
$1.00/1 12-oz bag of Caribou Coffee (Whole Bean or Ground)
$4.99 ADC
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$2.89/ea: Glade Candles, 2-4 oz.
$2.00/2 products from The Fragrance Collection by Glade
$1.89 each
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$3.00/ea: Glade Plug-Ins Scented Oil or Gel Refills, 1-3 ct.
$1.00/1 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill OR 2 single refills
$2.00/2 products from The Fragrance Collection by Glade

$1.00 each ADC
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$0.50/ea: Yoplait Original or Whips! Yogurt, 4-6 oz.
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups
$0.37 each ADC
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$2.50/ea: Oscar Mayer Smoked Turkey, Ham or Chicken
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats
$1.50 ADC

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General Mills Cereal, buy 6 boxes, get $10 off and coupons for free milk and eggs

Various Coupons here

This is a great deal on cereal on double coupon day!

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$2.50/ea: International Delight Flavored Coffee Creamer
$0.55/1 International Delight
$1.40 ADC

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$1.00/ea: Jolly Time Popcorn
$1/2 Jolly Time Popcorn
Two free ADC!
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$1.00/ea: Mentos Gum
$0.55/1 Mentos printable
Free ADC
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$2.79/ea: Keebler Baker’s Treasures Cookies
$1/1 Baker’s Treasures Soft Cookies
$0.79 ADC

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$0.50/ea: BIC Cristal Pens
$1/2 BIC Stationery Products

$1/2 BIC Stationery Products
Free after coupon (or better than free ADC)

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$8.48/ea: Huggies Diapers

$2/1 Little Snugglers

$6.48

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mailbox Monday

New week, new freebies!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Seventh Generation Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my Seventh Generation giveaway from MyBlogSpark. There were 153 entries! I need to figure out a new comment system that numbers the comments, because I had to count all the way up to 87 to find the winner! I mentioned this problem to my husband and he responded, "that's easy, just write an app." Yeah, easy. Right. Congratulations, Lisa S., you will be getting a prize pack from Seventh Generation like the one pictured above!

Thanks to all of you who left ideas. The general consensus was that washing hands frequently, using sanitizer or hand wipes, and giving your kids vitamins were ways that you kept the germs from coming home. Most suggestions for the home included keeping on top of clutter and all the papers that come home and preparing as many things ahead of time as possible. Cleaning one room a day was another popular suggestion--very FlyLady-like! :-)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Crayola Back To School Giveaway

It's back to school shopping time! Does anyone else get excited about that, or is it the teacher in me? Who can resist brand new crayons and markers and freshly sharpened pencils? Or maybe it's the frugalista in me, because there are always so many great back-to-school deals!

To celebrate going back to school, I was given the opportunity to review some new Crayola products through MyBlogSpark, and we're going to do a giveaway as well! They sent me a package of new markers, crayons, and colored pencils. H and G excitedly tried them out for me!

G drew the new markers with black barrels. Black is the new green, did you hear? Crayola has started making the barrels of their markers black so they can use more recycled bottle caps, making them more "green"! The new black barrels keeps tons of recycled plastic out of the landfills each year. Go Crayola!

Crayola has also gone "green" with their colored pencils and crayons. Their colored pencils are made from reforested wood, and their crayons are made with solar power. They have over 26,000 solar panels that provide the energy to make more than 1 billion crayons every year, a third of their annual crayon production. Hopefully initiatives like this will help keep our neighborhoods looking beautiful like H's picture for years to come. :-)

Want to win a gift pack like this for yourself? You have an opportunity to enter this giveaway up to 5 times! For your first entry, I'd like to hear about how you are teaching your kids to help the environment.

1. Leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL. How do you teach your kids about helping the environment? If I don't have your email, I can't contact you as the winner!

2. Subscribe via email or RSS reader. Then leave a separate comment that you are a subscriber.

3. Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect. Look for the lovely pictures of others on the right side of my blog, add yours, and then leave a separate comment.

4. Grab my button. Put my button on your blog and leave a comment with your blog's address for another entry! You can find the code to cut and paste on my right sidebar.

5. Blog about this giveaway. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment with the address directly to your blog's entry.

This giveaway will close on Saturday, August 28th at midnight and I will select one winner using Random.org. The prize pack will be mailed to the winner directly from Crayola and and MyBlogSpark.

Crayola provided this gift pack, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Infantino Review and a Giveaway

Today I'll be reviewing the Flip baby carrier and the Firefly Soother from Infantino
as part of my participation as a Mom Central Infantino Test Drive Mom. :-)

I was excited to get the Firefly Soother because we don't have a baby mobile. The Firefly Soother is designed to look like a Firefly jar, with bugs that move and light up inside. It's very cute! It seemed a little bulky at first, but once I put it on the side of the crib it's not too cumbersome and hangs very securely with the buckle strap and ties. And the bulkiness of it makes it sturdy for a stand-up nightlight for older children on a nightstand, so it's nice that it is versatile like that--it can grow with your child or be used with an older child. My older kids also enjoy watching the cute little fireflies and listening to the different types of music, 2 soothing lullaby songs and a nature sound.

One thing I really like about the Firefly Soother is the ability to control so much. You can pick your own mix of music, lights and motion, with settings of mute, soft, and loud on the music, and choose from 3 music themes. You can have only the music on, only the lights on, only the lights and motion on, or the music, lights and motion on. I've mostly been using it with just the music on. Once you have your settings set on the top, there is a green button on the front that can be used to easily turn it on and off, and each cycle runs for 15 minutes. Because of the controls, you could also just use it as a nightlight. Here is a video of baby J in her crib with the Firefly Soother. Notice how it is secured on the crib rail, the controls on top, and the movement and lights. Click through to my blog to see the video.
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The Infantino Flip baby carrier is designed to hold babies 8 to 32 pounds. It can be used in three positions, facing in, facing out, and on your back. I've been using it facing in with baby J right now, since she doesn't have full neck control yet. Even though baby J is long (97 %ile!), the carrier is tall enough to keep her head and neck protected. The Flip baby carrier is stylish and not bulky, and the straps are padded. I haven't used it for long periods of time, but so far have been pretty happy with it. The padded straps and lumbar support distribute baby's weight and help prevent back and neck pain, at least for me. I tried it out with baby J on front (3 months, about 13 pounds) and F on my back (2 years old, about 24 pounds). J fell asleep while snuggled in close, but F didn't want to stay in it. She is a busy 2 year old, after all, and would rather walk (or should I say RUN)!

Want to win something?
Visit the Infantino Facebook page to enter for your chance to win one of five
Fold & Go Bouncy Seats through September 1st. I REALLY like our Fold & Go Bouncy Seat--we use it every day! And because it folds up so flat, we were able to take it on our visit to the in-laws this summer, even though the minivan was packed (having 5 kids will do that to a minivan)! You can read my review here.

From today through Saturday, August 21 - you can get 25% off Twist & Fold Activity Gym (vintage style) at Target with the code TGTINFNT. We also use the Twist & Fold Gym every day! I usually leave it out, but it takes me less than a minute to fold it up and put it away when company comes over. You can read that review here.


I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products as part of my participation. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mmm...Pudding

The following is a guest post from my wonderful husband, Ted, the father of our 5 beautiful girls!


Hi, I'm Ted, and I'm the husband of a couponer. When I was a bachelor, I did not eat well. I ate cheap. Breakfast was cereal or eggs. Dinner was on-sale frozen pizza, nachos, spaghetti, and brats wrapped in a piece of toast, mixed vegetables, and broccoli. Admittedly, lots of sodium and I'm sure a good proportion of mystery meat that I willinging pretended that it wouldn't matter. Recently I was introduced to the term "belly fill", for firefighters and such who need dense, calorie-rich food to sustain them through potentially long stretches between meals. I wasn't a firefighter, or even very active, but I was a grad student then post-doc, and stress can cause you to burn lots of calories too. The mixed veggies and broccoli arguably were the only healthy things I ate, but fortunately I loved them. I think they provided the much needed detox to my system from the onslaught of bachelor food.

The point is, I was cheap. I'm not embarrased to admit it. I bought the most calories to get me through the next day I could for the least amount of money. I traded nutritional diversity for convenience, with a few good choices, and lots of bad choices. But, except for the occasional store-brand on-sale cookie or oatmeal cream pie, I didn't buy that many sweets. A couple of small cookies to give me a quick fix, but anymore would have been wasteful -- because I hated going shopping, so that was another reason to not make my portions too big!

So, yesterday, after mowing the lawn, I treated myself to a small snack pudding that my wife often finds good deals on. Mmm... pudding. I would never have bought this for myself. I would probably never have found it on sale enough for me to buy it for myself. But, Jessica gets an incredible amount of food to feed our family, with much better nutritional content, for not too much more than I paid for myself as a bachelor. Through the coupons, deal-finding, and judicious stockpiling, our whole family can enjoy occassional creature comforts like pudding.

I am very grateful my wife is a couponer. She has tested and tweaked her approach and found what works for her. And I'm very happy to say, as I enjoy my snack pudding, that it works for me, too. Yum!

From Jessica: Stockpiling and saving money with coupons allows us to afford simple luxuries, like snack pudding. I know my husband likes it, so I make room in our budget for it. :-)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Roundy's Coupon Matches (Copps, Rainbow, Pick 'n Save)

Roundy's stores (Copps, Pick 'n Save, and Rainbow) double 5 coupons up to $1 per $25 order every Wednesday and Saturday. There are several deals this week, so here are some printable coupon matches to help you make your list. Check your coupon stash to see if you can find more matches. For printing tips, click here. Questions? Feel free to email me!

$1.25/ea: Totino's Pizza Rolls
$0.40/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks
$0.85 each ADC
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BOGO Free: Jose Ole Taquitos, Mini Quesadillas or Mini Tacos
$1.00/1 Jose Ole product
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Chung's for 2 Meals: buy 2 entrees get one Egg Roll or Spring Roll free
$0.75/1 Chung's For 2 Entrees
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$1.66/ea: Yoplait Original Yogurt 4 Pk.
$0.50/1 YoPlus Yogurt 4-pack
$1.00 ADC ($0.25 per yogurt--not bad)
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$2.00/ea: Yoplait 32 oz Yogurt
$0.50/1 Yoplait Yogurt, 32 oz
$1.00 ADC
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$2.99/ea: Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal or Granola Bars
$0.75/1 any flavor/variety Cascadian Farm product
$1.49 ADC
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$2.29/ea: Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, Muffin Mix or Warm Delights Minis
$0.50/1 Warm Delights Bowls Warm Delights Minis Bowls
$0.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie or Dessert Bar Mixes
$0.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie or Dessert Bar Mixes
As low as $1.29 each ADC
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$2.79/ea: Chex Mix, Bugles, Gardetto's or Cheerios Snack Mix
$0.50/1 Chipotle Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion or Barbecue Chex Mix
$0.50/1 Chocolate Chex Mix or Caramel or Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles

$0.50/1 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$0.50/1 Gardetto's Snack Mix
$1.79 ADC
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$4.50/ea: Nabisco Single Serve Tray
$1.00/2 Nabisco Multi-Pack products
$3.50 each ADC
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$2.50/ea: Nabisco Classics Cookies, SnackWell's or 100 Calorie Packs
$1.00/2 Nabisco Multi-Pack products
$1.50 each ADC
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$1.50/ea: Pillsbury Frosting
$1.00/1 Pillsbury Easy Frost No Fuss Frosting
Free ADC (if included in sale)
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$2.50/ea: Pillsbury Sweet Moments, Ready to Bake Cookies, Simply... Cookies, Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$1.00/1 Pillsbury Sweet Moments Refrigerated Desserts
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough

$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough

$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies

As low as $0.50 ADC
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$3.00/ea: Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Meat (Limit 2)
$1.00/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats
$1.00/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats
$1.00 ADC
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$3.00/ea: Frigo String Cheese
$1.00/1 Frigo Cheese Heads Cheese Snacks
$1.00 ADC
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$2.00/ea: Treasure Cave Gorgonzola, Feta or Blue Cheese
$0.35/1 Treasure Cave Cheese Product
$1.30 ADC
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$3.00/ea: Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream or Treats
$1.00/1 Blue Bunny Novelty Carton
$1.00 ADC
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$4.00/ea: Sara Lee Desserts
$1.00/1 Sara Lee Frozen Desserts
$2.00 ADC
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$1.00/ea: Barilla Pasta
$1/2 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta (if included in sale)
Free ADC
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$2.00/ea: Prego Pasta Sauce
$1/2 Prego Italian Sauce
$1.00 each ADC
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$2.00/ea: Old Orchard Juice
$1/2 Old Orchard Healthy Balance juice 64oz
$1.00 each ADC
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Buy 2 Wonka 8.5-9.5 oz Chocolate Bags for $3.00 each, Get a Coupon for 1 Free Wonka Chocolate Bar
Use two $1/1 Wonka Chocolate printables
Bags $1.00 each ADC, plus receive a coupon for a free chocolate bar
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$2.00/ea: Huggies Tub Wipes
$2.50/3 Huggies Baby Wipes
$3.50/3, or $1.17 each

Kroger Coupon Matches

Kroger doubles coupons up to $0.50 every day. Kroger deals may differ slightly by region, so be sure to check your ad. Find your nearest Kroger (or affiliate) here. Here are some current printable coupons available to match up with this week's sales. Check your coupon stash to see if you can find any more matches! Happy shopping!


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$2.49/ea: Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal or Granola Bars
$0.75/1 any flavor/variety Cascadian Farm product
$1.74 ADC
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$1.00/ea: Yoplait Greek Yogurt
$0.30/1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt cups
$0.40 ADC
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$8.49/ea: Huggies Diapers
$2.50/1 Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers
$2.00/1 Little Snugglers Diapers

$4.00/2 Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers
$2.00/1 Little Snugglers Diapers
$3.50/2 Snug & Dry Diapers
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$2.79/ea: Totino's Pizza Rolls
$0.40/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks
$1.99 each ADC
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$0.59/ea: Sunny D (64 oz.)
$1/3 SunnyD Product
$0.26 ea. ADC

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$1.49/ea: Golden Graham Treat Bars

$0.50/1 Chex Mix Treats or Golden Grahams Treats
$0.49 ea. ADC

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$1.77/ea: GoGurt, Trix Yogurt, Yo Plus Multi Packs
$0.50/1 Simply Go-Gurt
$0.75/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Multipack Yogurt
As low as $0.77 ADC
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$1.88/ea: Pillsbury Sweet Moments
$1.00/1 Pillsbury Sweet Moments Refrigerated Desserts
$0.88
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$1.49/ea: Chex Mix or Gardetto's Snack Mix
$0.50/1 Chipotle Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion or Barbecue Chex Mix
$0.50/1 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$0.50/1 Gardetto's Snack Mix
$0.49 ADC

Monday, August 16, 2010

Free Fruitista Freeze at Taco Bell

Print off a coupon for a FREE Fruitista Freeze at Taco Bell with any purchase! They have items on their value menu for less than $1, so this is a great deal, and these are yummy! Remember you can print two per computer. To find this coupon quickly, click on "local coupons" on the left side.

Mailbox Monday

Time for some freebies!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In a Round

Last fall we taught the girls how to sing in a round. Click through to my blog to watch these short videos.

"Frere Jacques"

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"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
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*I meant to post this last fall, but it got saved in drafts and never got posted. Oops!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dora's Birthday Specials

Dora is turning 10! I remember when Dora first came out. I didn't have kids yet, but I was a preschool teacher and thought it was a great educational show. Back then, there weren't other shows like it--educational and interactive in content. Having 5 girls, we watch a fair amount of Dora over here, though they like Diego as well! ;-) Anyway, to celebrate Dora's birthday, here are some events and deals!

On Saturday, August 14th from 11am-4pm, head to Walmart to celebrate Dora's birthday with free party favors and cupcakes! Bring your favorite photo to create a free 5×7 photo card in the photo department. Click here to find a participating store.

Here are some good deals on Dora products at Target, in case you want to shop early for Christmas or birthdays: (Thanks Mercedes!)

Big Birthday Adventure DS Game $29.99
Use $10/1 Dora Game target coupon
Pay $19.99 after coupon

Dora Pirate Adventure DVD $5
Use $3/1 Dora DVD target coupon
Pay $2 after coupon

Dora Dollhouse furniture sets $5.99
Use $3/1 Dora Target mobile coupon
Pay $2.99 after coupon

Colgate Dora the Explorer Toothpaste, $2.19
Use$0.75/1 Target Coupon
Use $0.50/1 Colgate Coupon from 7/25 SmartSource insert
Pay $0.94 after coupon

Colgate Dora the Explorer Toothbrush, $2.19
Use $0.75/1 Target Coupon
Use $0.75/1 Colgate Coupon July All You
Pay $0.69 after coupon

There are also Target coupons for BOGO free Dora paper plates, $0.75/1 Dora foaming hand soap, $1/1 Dora power toothbrush, $1/1 Dora twin sheet sets, and $0.50/1 Dora Band-Aids.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Another Seventh Generation Giveaway!

To celebrate going back to school, I got another opportunity to review some Seventh Generation products through MyBlogSpark, and we're going to do another giveaway as well!

Going off to school can also mean bringing home germs. My kids don't "go" to school, but they do manage to bring home germs because although we homeschool, we do many things away from home as well.

Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark provided me with the following "back-to-school" kit, with 2 canisters of wipes, one for home and one for school. Since our schoolroom is our living room/playroom, I have been using the wipes to clean everything up as we prepare for school.
On another note, Ted recently did some research and found out that when you throw in a load of laundry, you WILL have e. coli on your hands! Ewww!! I always wash my hands after throwing in laundry (they just feel dirty anyway), but I wasn't always washing out my laundry baskets after every load (only occasionally). Now, after putting the clothes in the washing machine, I put the laundry basket by the dryer and ALWAYS spray it with the Seventh Generation Disinfecting spray and let it air dry while the clothes wash. It kills 99.99% of germs botanically, including e. coli. That makes me feel a lot better! As with my last review of Seventh Generation, Ted still isn't big on the smell. It doesn't bother me, so I just use the products while he is at work. :-)

So how do you keep your household clean and neat through the school year? There are always so many papers coming home (or even in the mail!), so how do you keep on top of them and keep them from turning into giant piles? I seriously want to know, because I have a hard time with this! And what do you do to keep your home and kids healthy? I definitely don't want a repeat of last spring's flu outbreak!

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