Friday, May 8

Kellogg's Coupons Reset!

*UPDATE: Now, I can see them again on but it still says print limit reached. You may want to try and see if you can print them again.

Ok, I kept reading that these had been reset at, but when I went they weren't anywhere to be found. Well, that's because they've been taken down.

However they have been reset over at the Kellogg's site. I was only able to reprint two of them, but maybe you'll have better luck.

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Target: Cheap Cakesters!

Buy 2 Nabisco 100 Calorie Cakesters @ $1.93 each= $3.86
-$1/2 Printable HERE
-two $1/1 Target Printables HERE
Final Cost: $.43 ea.!

Thanks, Cents To Save for Moms!

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Smoothie King: FREE Smoothie

I don't know about yall but it's been hot out and I sure could use a FREE Smoothie!

To get yours simply sign up for their newsletter and they'll send you your coupon for a FREE smoothie.

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Become A Coupon Superstar Day 11: The Art of Stockpiling.


To be a true coupon superstar you must stockpile. This is when you stock up on items you frequently use.

Why to stockpile.
Stockpiling will prevent you from buying an item at a high price cause you've run out. Which in turns saves you gas and the time you would of spent going to the store. Not to mention once you get in the store chances are you'll buy other stuff as well. Instead all the items you need are on hand and you can whip up a meal on the fly.

What should you stockpile?
You'll want to stock up on the things you use on a regular basis. The health and beauty items are pretty obvious. However, if you are brand loyal you must really pay attention to sales cycles and prices to know when to stock up. It can be a little harder to determine what food items to stock up on.

Think about past meals you've made, chances are you'll notice a few of the same ingredients throughout. Begin to keep a running list. Some of my staples are tomato sauce, rice, cream soups, broth, noodles, canned green beans and so on.

You'll also need to decide what is a good amount to stockpile. This will vary based on family size and storage space. Be mindful of expiration dates you don't want anything to go bad.

When to stockpile.
You'll want to stock up when items are at their lowest price and you have a coupon. Generally "loss leaders" are located on the front of a store's sales flyer. While those may be easy to find not all items will be so obvious. For those items you'll want to keep track of pricing. Some people will track the lowest price using a Price Book, others rely on their memory. Do whatever works best for you.

A good rule of thumb is to pay at least 75% off the regular price. For those items you use that we don't get coupons for 40% off is good. This is just a basis, you may find it differs for you.

When you do find items you use at a low price, stock up! However don't go over your budget to do it. Set an amount of your budget aside for stockpiling and once it is gone, you're done. You will find that there are weeks when you won't use it. Simply add it to next weeks, use it on your regular shopping, or add it to savings.

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FREE Aquafresh Extreme Clean Plus $2 Q!

Aquafresh is offering a coupon for a free sample of their trial size Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste here. The best part is you want you can use it as $1 off coupon for the Extreme Clean instead.

You can also print the $2 on Aquafresh Advanced coupon.

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Thursday, May 7

Walgreens 5/10 - 5/16

The deals seem to be a little sparse this week, I don't really see anything to get too excited about. However I will be getting the Omega 3 since we use this and a few other things.


Colgate Max Fresh or Max White toothbrush or toothpaste $2.99, earn $2 RR
-$1/1 (4-26 SS)
Final Cost: FREE plus .01¢ MM after Q and RR

Iceland Health Omega 3 Fish Oil $8, earn $8 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Roots of Nature Hair Care $6, earn $6 RR
-$1/1 IP
Final Cost: FREE plus $1 MM after RR!


Dole Fruit Bowls $1.99
-$1/2 IP
=$2.98/2 or $1.49 ea

Lysol Wipes 2/$5
-(2) $1/1 (4-26 SS)
=$3/2 or $1.50 each

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CVS 5/10 - 5/16

Scott 8pk Towels $4.99
-$1 off Scott Towels (5-03 SS)

Bayer/Ascensia Contour $14.99, earn $5 ECB- Limit 2
-$14.99 (10-26 RP)
=FREE plus $5 MM after coupon and ECB !

Bayer Quick release crystals $2, earn $2 ECB-Limit 1
-$1 (tearpad)
Final Cost: FREE plus $1 MM!

Spend $10 get $5 ECB WYB any Colgate toothbrushes PSA $1.99- Limit 1
Deal Idea
Buy 6 toothbrushes @ $1.99= $11.94
-(6) $1/1 (4-26 SS)
Final Cost: .94¢/6 or .16¢ each

Schick Quattro for Qomen razor w/2 catridges or trimmer $8.99, earn $4 ECB Limit 5
-$4 (4-19 RP)
Final Cost: .99¢

Crest Pro Health Enamel Shield Toothpaste 4.2 oz, or rinse 14.8 oz $3.49, earn $2 ECB- Limit 2
Deal Idea
Buy Crest Pro Health Rinse $3.49
-$1 (5-3 PG)
Final Cost: .49¢

Spend $10 get $3 ECB WYB select Skippy, Ragu, Lipton or Hellmann's- Limit 1
Deal Idea
Buy 6 Skippy @ $5 ea- $10
-(6) .40¢ (4-5 RP)
Final Cost: $4.60/6 or .77¢ each

$5 ECB wyb Crest Whitestrips 56 ct at $18.99- Limit 2
-$5 (5/03 P&G)
Final Cost: $8.99

Spend $15 get $5 ECB wyb Nivea Body Wash 16.9 oz, Lotion or Cream, PSA $6.29- Limit 1
Deal Idea
Buy: (1) Sun Kissed Legs $8.99
(1) Nivea Body Wash $6.29
-B1G1 coupon (RP 5/10 RP)
Final Cost: $3.99
*If you have the Nivea $1 printable from earlier this month you can use it, too.

Nature Made Vitamins B1G1 PSA $4.29
-(2)$1 (5-03 or 4-19 SS)

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KFC Raincheck

Whew, am I glad I went and got my KFC when I did. It turns out KFC will no longer be honoring the coupon for the free meal due to the overwhelming response.

However you can take your coupon into KFC and they will give you a form to fill out to get a raincheck on the coupon. You will then be sent another coupon to use at a later date and to make up for the inconvenience will include a FREE Pepsi.

On the upside some KFC's are still honoring the coupon you just have to call and find out. I could not get through to either local KFC to ask. If you have better luck please let me know.

Richmond location: 832-595-1734
Rosenberg location: 713-342-2305

Viiew the video from KFC's President HERE.

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FREE Chocolate!!

Mars is giving the first 250,000 to register HERE every Friday from 9 AM-12PM EST a coupon for FREE chocolate. Woohoo!!

You can also find a coupon in today’s edition of USA Today.

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Randalls 5/6 - 5/12

Forgive me I made a mistake on the Duncan Hines the Q we got was for Betty Crocker. Sorry!

Randalls 1lb Strawberries
-Store printable w/$10 purchase

Capri-Sun *$1.49 ea WYB 5
-(5) $1/1 (4-19 SS)
=$2.45/5 or .49¢ each!

Duncan Hines Brownies B2G3 FREE ($1.93 ea.)
-.50¢/2 (5-10 SS) *Randalls does not allow you to use a coupon on the free items.
=$2.84/5 or .57¢ each!

Kraft Mayo $2.50
-$1/1 (4-26 SS)

By the way the Duncan Hines and Capri Sun will get you to $10 allowing you to use the strawberry coupon. Remember to give that coupon first.

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Become A Coupon Superstar Day 10: Ughh, they're sold out! Now, what?


The store is having a great sale on an item. So, you head out to the store only to have your hopes dashed when you find out they've sold out!

Don't get upset, get a raincheck! Simply ask your cashier or customer service rep for a raincheck. Yes, it really is that simple.

Now, this is great news but you don't have time to wait since your coupon expires soon. Well, in this case go to your local WalMart and price match it. Making this even better is that they usually have a greater selection and larger supply.

At CVS rainchecks can be an added bonus. How? Well, let's say you get a raincheck for an item that's FAECB. Then later on down the line the ECB deal comes along again. You use the raincheck, they print your ECB plus you get ECB for the current deal! Cool, huh?

At Walgreens rainchecks on items that are FARR work differently When you redeem your raincheck the item will be rung up free. This means you can't use a coupon and you won't get a RR.

Aren't you happy you can still get in on the deal? However, even if you forget the RC or the deal isn't as great when you have to get a raincheck, it's OK! Remember, the deal and the coupon will come around again. Frugal shopping should be fun not upsetting and frantic.

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Wednesday, May 6

Coke: Save $1 on any 12 pk

Hurry, hurry, hurry! Print your coupon using either IE or Firefox. There appears to be NO PRINT LIMIT!! They don't expire till 8/4/09. -Thanks, It's Hip to Save!

Use these with the Coke deal going on a CVS for some cheap drinks!

Buy 5 Coke 12 pk. (asst. varieties)- $20
-(5) $1 Qs
=$15 OOP
Earn $10 ECB
Final Cost: $5/5 after coupons and ECB, that's $1 each!!

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Banana Boat Sunscreen (travel section)- .99¢
-$1/1 MQ (5/3 RP)
Final Cost = FREE plus .01¢ overage

Chex Mix - located near the register - .99¢
-$1 Target printable
Final Cost = FREE plus .01¢ overage

Quaker Granola Bites (hanging near register)- $1
-$1 MQ from (3/29RP)
Final cost = FREE

Purell hand Sanitizer (travel size)- .99¢
-$2/2 coupon from here, HERE or HERE
Final cost = 2 FREE plus .02¢ overage

Dry Idea- $2
-$2 Printable
Final Cost = FREE

2 Kraft EZ Mac - .87 each
-B1G1 Free printable or last weeks Parade stack with
-$1/2 Target printable
Final Cost = 2 FREE plus .13¢ overage

Bliss candy bar located by register - .99¢
-1 Target printable
Final Cost = FREE plus .01¢ overage

2 Fiber One Chocolate Mocha Bars $2.39 each
2 Fiber One Yogurt $2.39 each
- (2) $1.35/1 printable from HERE
-(2) $1/1 printable from HERE
=$4.86, earn a $5 gift card
Final cost after GC = FREE + .14¢ money maker

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Smartsource Coupons = FREE and Cheap Stuff!!

Head over to to print the following coupons:

$2/1 Cutter Personal Insect Repellent- Use at Wags on $1.99 purse size for FREE!!

BOGO Kraft Easy Mac- Stack with $1/2 Target Q to get it FREE plus .23¢ overage!!

$1/1 Taco Bell Dinner Kit- Use at WalMart said to have these on rollback for $1 so FREE!!

.75¢/1 No Yolks- Hold on to and wait for a sale to get them CHEAP!!

Biz $2.50- Hold on to and wait for a sale. To get this Q you have to answer a survey, my answers were Clorox 2 and Pacific.

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Randalls: FREE 1 lb box of Strawberries

Woohoo!! FREE STRAWBERRIES!! Head over to to print your coupon for a 1 lb. box of FREE strawberries. You can print them twice and they don't expire til 5/31. The coupon is located on page 2.
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Kroger 5/6 - 5/12

Looks like another slow week at Kroger. Looking at the bright side, there's not a lot to post.

Springdale Gal. Milk $1.99

2 lb. Driscoll Strawberries $2.97 ea.

Yoplait Yougurt 10/$5
-.40/6 (3/22 or 4/19 SS)
=$2.20/6 or .37¢ ea.

Kelloggs Frosted Flakes, Mini Wheats or Raisin Bran $1.99
-$1/1 (4/5 RP) or $1/1 IP
=.99¢ ea

Healthy Choice $1.88
-$1/2 (4/5 SS)
=$2.76/2 or $1.38 ea

Tropicana OJ $2.89
-$1/1 IP

Keebler Sandies 2/$5
-$1/1 HERE

Campbells soup 10/$10
-$1/2 HERE

El Monterey Taquitos BOGO
-$1/1 (3/1 RP, 3/15 & 5/3 SS)
=Around $2.99

Daisy Cottage Cheese $1.99 ea
.45¢/1 (05/3 SS)

Schick Disposable Razors $4.99 ea
-$3.00/1 All You, May
-B1G1 (04-05 SS)

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FREE Charmin Extender!

Go here to get your FREE Charmin Extender. It is limit one per household.

This is something we could use so I'm hoping it will work. When we moved into our new house I realized those double rolls just wouldn't fit right. Needless to say it's liking going to battle when trying to get some tp around here!
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Walgreens: FREE 8x10 Photo Today Only

Walgreens is offering a FREE 8 x 10 print Wednesday, May 6th only. Getting your print is simple all you have to do is go here. Upload your photo, choose 8 x 10 and enter in promo code MOTHER to get it FREE. Choose in-store pick up.
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Arby's: FREE Iced Fruitea

Stop by a participating Arby's today and say "I'm parched. Fruitea Me." to get your FREE Iced Fruitea. Flavors available are: Passion Fruit, Mandarian Peach, Diet Peach and Diet Blackberry.

Limit one Iced Fruitea per customer, per visit. Offer valid on May 6, 2009 only. Offer valid at participating locations only.

The Rosenberg location is NOT participating. I'm posting it anyway for those who work or will be in other areas today that may be participating. I suggest you call first.
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Cinnabon: FREE Cinnabon Classic Roll

In celebration of National Nurses Week May6-12, Cinnabon is offering any nurse with valid health care ID a FREE Cinnabon.

Limit one time only during the promotion week per nurse. No purchase necessary.

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Becoming A Coupon Superstar Day 9: Getting the Most Out of Your Coupon.


Now that you are armed with the basics of couponing you are ready to use it. Or are you?

The most important thing to know in couponing is when to use it. One of the biggest and most costly mistake is using a coupon just because you have it. The trick is to use your coupon when the item is on sale for a great price, on clearance, with a Walgreens Register Reward deal or other offer.

Rock Bottom Prices
Wait for the item to go on sale at the lowest price then use the coupon. This is the time that you want to buy several to hold you until the next sale. Stores tend to place their "loss leaders" (products at rock bottom prices) on the front page.

BOGO Sales
Another great time to use your coupon is during a Buy One Get One Free sale. This is because you can use two coupons. One for the item you are buying and one for the free item. To make a BOGO sale even better combine with a BOGO or FREE item coupon and score two FREE items!

Be on the lookout for Mail In Rebates or Try Me Free offers. A lot of times when combined with a coupon it will be a small money maker, since you get back the "purchase price".

Stacking your coupon is when you use two coupons on one item. This is done by combining a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon. This allows for greater savings and use of your coupon. So be on the lookout for store coupons and check to see if you have a manufacturer coupon to combine with it.

There are stores that always double (some even triple) coupons up to a certain amount. These are the stores you want to use those lower value coupons combined with a sale. Then there are stores that double coupons a few times a year. The amount is usually higher like they double up to $2!

As you can see there are a number of ways to squeeze the most value out of your coupon. Think of your coupon as money you want it to go as far as possible. However, don't feel you have to use it, another will come along and with it a great sale!

Go to Day 10.

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Tuesday, May 5

Tropicana: $1 off IP

Tropicana wants to help you celebrate Mother's Day! Just go to their web site and send a Mother’s Day e-card that will include a $1 off Tropicana Pure Premium or new Trop50 orange juice coupon.

To make this even better Tropicana will also send you a link to the coupon so you can enjoy your own OJ!

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Walgreens: FREE & Cheap Hair Products!

Wags has quite a few hair products on clearance and when combined with coupons and RR make really good deals. Products on Orange tag are:

(2) Gillette Shampoo 12.2 oz - $1.59
-$1 MQ from P&G $120 savings coupon booklet
-B1G1 FREE MQ (5-3 PG)
Final Cost = .59¢/2 or .30¢ each!

2 L'Oreal EverPure UV Protect Spray - $2.29
-two $2 MQ (03-22 SS)
Final Cost = .58¢/2 or .29¢ each!
Earn $5 Coupon OYN L'Oreal Purchase

1 Sally Hershenberger Conditioner - $2.39, earn a $3 RR
Final Cost after RR = FREE plus .61 money maker!

Buy 2 Herbal Essence Shampoo @ $1.09 each
-$2/2 MQ (04-19 RP)
Final Cost = $.09/each!

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Cellfire: Fantabulous New eCoupons!

Yes, it needed it's own post! Cellfire has some great eCoupons available. Again I recommend heading over there now and loading them. They will be available till 5/18 and expire on 6/1.

My faves are:

.25¢/1 Cottonelle

$3/2 Huggies

$1/1 Kotex

.75¢/2 Knorr Sides

.75¢/1 Colgate Total

.50¢/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel

.50/1 Hamburger Helper

.60/1 Chex Mix

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New eCoupons at Shortcuts and P&G

There are new eCoupons available at both and P& I would load these now and print out a copy to reference later.

At Shortcuts I'm liking:

$1.50/1 Huggies

.60¢/1 Chex Mix

.50¢ Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls

At P&G I'm liking:

.75¢/1 Mr Clean

$2/1 Gillette Body Wash

$1/1 Pampers

.50¢/1 Pampers Wipes

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Target: FREE Hershey's Bliss Bars!

It appears that you can find Hershey's Bliss chocolate bars near the registers for .99¢. Use the Target $1/1 Hershey's Bliss coupon to snag these for FREE!!


Thanks, It's Hip to Save!

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Becoming A Coupon Superstar Day 8: FREE Money for College with UPromise


UPromise is a FREE program that pays you back for everyday purchases. It is FREE money for college education or student loans.

All you have to do is sign up and load your shopping cards (Krogers, CVS). You can then load the E-coupons you know you will use. Note the savings will not come off at the register but will be deposited into your account, but you can use a paper coupon with it to maximize your savings.

The way to make this work is to use the coupons for things you will be buying anyway don’t buy it just cause there is a coupon. Over time you will begin to see your savings. You can also ask others to do this as well for your child (think grandparents).

There are other ways to earn money but I won’t be going into them. However you can learn all about it on their site.

Go to Day 9.

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Monday, May 4

Becoming A Coupon Superstar Day 7: The Coupon of the Future: eCoupons


Are you wondering just what an eCoupon is? It is an electronic coupon that is added to your loyalty/shopper card through the Internet. Yep, it really is that easy and best of all there is no sorting or cutting.

These eCoupons are offered through Cellfire, Shortcuts, P&G eSavers, and Upromise eCoupons. P&G eSavers can be used at Krogers and Randalls. Cellfire and Shortcuts can only be used at Krogers. I will tell you more about UPromise tomorrow.

How to use eCoupons?

  1. Set up an account and enter your participating store cards with Shortcuts, Cellfire, and P&G eSavers
  2. Select the coupons you want. It does take about an hour for it to be loaded on your card so allow yourself enough time if you are planning to use one at the store.
  3. When you go shopping these coupons will automatically be redeemed at checkout.
  4. If you have a problem with your eCoupon being deducted, simply contact the eCoupon provider using the info provided on their website. You usually have 30 days to report a problem.

I suggest you print a copy of the coupons you have loaded, because chances are you will forget.
Another thing to know is that eCoupons do not double.

Can you use a paper coupon with an eCoupon? It is not intended for you to use both. However if you do it will go through. This is obviously a flaw in the eCoupon system and one they are aware of. So, should you or shouldn’t you? I can see both sides and would like to give you insigt into each view which you will find here and here.

Go to Day 8.

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Sunday, May 3

Becoming A Coupon Superstar Day 6: All About Internet Printables


Internet printables can sometimes be the best coupons. They are usually for a higher dollar value then paper ones or for items we do not usually get in the Sunday paper. There are several online sources for printables. Some of them are:

Most of the Internet printables can be printed twice by hitting the back button. However every now and again the print limit will be higher, so hit the back button again just to be sure.

On sites like once you select the coupon and it prints just go back and select it again to get one more. The next time you go back, it will show “print limit reached”.

Also sometimes, you will read about a great coupon available but when you get to it’s not there. What happened? Well the manufacturer has set a print limit once it’s reached the coupon is taken down. This is why I will tell you to hurry and print before it’s gone. Other times it’s not there because it is not available for your zip code.

Using Your Internet Printables-
This is where the fun begins. If you choose to print yours in black & white, be prepared to hear the words “we don’t take copies of coupons”. Just simply point out that they are different by showing them the number under that funny looking barcode or the pin number, as they are unique. Not all printables will have this so here are a few things you can do in those cases.

  1. Print it in color.
  2. Print it on a nice paper or cardstock.
  3. Simply be prepared that you may have your coupon rejected. Be polite, take your coupon back and have them take the item off your transaction.
Go to Day 7.

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