Friday, September 18, 2009

Free Sample from Fiber One + $5 in coupons

Northern Cheapskate made me aware of this freebie...

Click --> HERE <-- for a free sample of Fiber One Honey Clusters, a Fiber One Oats & Chocolate bar (my fav!) and $5 in coupons!  Target often has these on their "Buy 5, Get $5 Gift Card" - a perfect time to use these coupons.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jo-Ann Fabrics Coupon Event

I got an email today from Jo-Ann Fabrics, they are having a "Coupon Commotion Week" both in the store and online, September 20-26.  Here are the coupons listed in the email:
  • 40% off any regular-priced Notions item
  • 40% off any regular-priced Fabric
  • 40% off any regular-priced craft, floral or framing
  • 40% off any regular-priced item
  • 50% off any regular-priced item
  • 50% off your custom framing order
I am planning on attending a "Scrapping Weekend Getaway" with my sister-in-law in October (maybe I can actually start on that scrapbook from when Henry was BORN! LOL) so perhaps I'll take advantage of that 50% off item and get something cheap and nifty for the weekend!
There is a pretty good chance these coupons will also be available in-store - usually their flyers are right by the entrance.
If anyone reading this would like the online codes, just let me know and I'll send them your way!

Econo Foods Match-Ups

I have tried to post this several times and the formatting keeps going wonky-I apologize!
Econo has some good deals this are some of my favorites:

Campbell's Soup, Chicken Noodle or Tomato, 5/$3, or $0.60 each
9/13 SS $0.40/4
$2.00/4, or $0.50 each
Quaker Oatmeal, Instant Oatmeal, Simple Harvest Oatmeal, Oatmeal to Go bars, Breakfast Cookies, Morning Mini's, Granola Bites, Granola Bars, Sweet & Salty bars, Oatmeal Pancake Mix, Cap'n Crunch, Life cereal, Oatmeal Squares cereal and Aunt Jermima syrup, 5/$13 and if you buy 5, use the in-store $3 coupon, 5/$10
8/30 RP $1.25/2 (regular or instant oatmeal)
8/30 RP $0.75/2 (granola bars) $1.00/2 (granola bars)
As low as $7.75, or $1.55 per item when you buy 5.

Dole Salad Blends, 2/$5, buy 2 and get Grape Tomatoes, a cucumber, Salad Dressing and Shredded Carrots FREE! (in-store coupons)

Fiber One Yogurt Mulit-Packs, 2/$5, or $2.50 each
8/9 GM $1.00
9/13 GM $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
$1.50 each
I have also gotten several BOGO coupons from the backs of Fiber One cereal boxes making this 2/$2.50 or $1.25 each

Yopliat Delights, 2/$5, or $2.50 each
8/23 SS $1.00
9/13 GM $1.00 $1.00
$1.50 each

Flav R Pac Vegetables, 10/$10, or $1.00 each
No coupons out there that I could find

Banquet Pot Pies, 4/$3, or $0.75 each
No coupons out there that I could find

Speical K bars or crackers, 2/$5 $1.00 (crackers) $0.75 (pretzel bars) $1.00/2 (bars)
As low as $1.50 each

Free Starbucks?!! Yes please!

If you have a Starbucks gift card there are quite a few beneifts of registering it on their website:

Complimentary Beverage Customization - Purchase a beverage with your registered Starbucks Card and you can get select syrup and milk options (like soy) on the house.

Free Refills on Brewed Coffee - Your registered Starbucks Card gets you brewed or iced coffee refills at no charge.

Free Beverage with Whole Bean Purchase - Get more coffee with your coffee. When you use your registered Starbucks Card to buy 1 lb of our whole bean coffee, we'll give you any tall (12 fl oz) beverage of your choice.

Up to Two Hours Free Wi-Fi Daily - Surf while you sit in coffeehouse comfort. With your active registered Starbucks Card, you'll receive up to two hours of Wi-Fi service every day.

And now, you will also get a free beverage on your birthday when you register your card!

Needless to say...I just registered the card I've had in my purse for ages now. It has less than $3 on it, but I can always re-load it to continue to take advantage of these freebies!

(Thanks "Deal"icious Mom for the heads-up!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's in the mail?

I only started signing up for random samples and freebies recently.  I keep waiting for my mailbox to be exploding with goodies, but so far I've just received a few items:
  • Kashi cereal sample, including a $2 coupon that I may use at Target this week...
  • photobook (free photobook that uses your Facebook pictures - Joe thought it was really cool and so did I!)
  • And a while back I got a really great coupon book of P&G items
I will try to be more diligent about sharing my freebie finds on this blog - most of them I find from other bloggers, so I can do a quick link back!

Win a School Year's Supply of Wonder Bread!

"Deal"icious Mom is currently running a contest and giving away a school year's supply of free Wonder bread - 20 coupons!  Her blog also details on the awesomeness of Wonder bread and the nutrition found in it.  It might be better than you even already think!

Go check it out --> HERE <-- for your chance to win!

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Target Printable Coupons

I noticed a few new Target coupons on the Coupon Generator.

  • Eggo pancakes, any box - $1/2
  • Kashi frozen pizza - $1/1
  • Kellogg's Pop Tarts, whole grain brown sugar cinnamon 8 ct - $1/1
  • Kellogg's Pop Tarts, 12 ct - $1/2
  • Kellogg's Speical K bars, 6 ct - $1/2
  • Kellogg's Speical K cereals, 10 oz - $1/2
  • Kellogg's Special K crackers - $1/2
  • Kellogg's Speical K nutritional products - $1/2
  • Pepperidge Farm cookies: soft baked or chunk - $1/2
Is the Kashi frozen pizza on their "Buy 5, get $5" this week - or is it just the bars, crackers and cereals?

Anyone sick of Pop Tarts yet?  :)

Clean & Clear $2 off coupon

This is a great deal!  $2 off any Clean & Clear product

--> CLICK HERE <--

I already printed 2 of these babies and used them on a Target run a while back, but I'm having hubby print a couple more - I use this stuff daily!

Menu Plan Monday

From the many blogs I read, I have noticed a good number of the writers participate in OrgJunkie's Menu Plan Monday.  Since I already menu plan, I thought why not join in on the fun and make Monday my official day to share with you?  It's always fun to share meals and read others meal ideas to expand my horizons a bit--perhaps you'll find a new meal to expand your family's array of dishes!

Here are the dishes I have set for this week...I usually don't apply them to a certain day:

  • Tuesday night we do have a set meal...we are having friends over for a church conference being broadcast from Michigan, so we'll take advantage of Godfather's Pizza's "Top it Tuesday" deal and buy a couple Jumbo size pizza's-up to 5 toppings-for $12.99.  We have chips for a side, and I'll make cookies (or if I don't have time, we'll do Snack Pack pudding!) for dessert.
  • Wednesday night, to avoid the "quick throw something together and scarf it down before church" rush: Pork and potatoes in the crock pot, veggies (and possibly biscuits)
  • Spaghetti with chicken, salad, veggie
  • Turkey burgers and hot dogs on the grill, baked fries, corn on the cob
  • Chicken stirfry, rice

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Betty Crocker coupons

When you sign up with you have access to a few unique, or increased value, coupons-others are the same as you'll find on

Here are a few I like currently out there:

when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Fiber One Chewy Bars.

when you buy TWO any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mixes

when you buy EIGHT any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie

Another Cash Wise Deal!

I just saw this one on their website's Organic section flyer...

Hansen's Soda, 2/$0.88
8-30 SS, $1.00/2

Kashi Crackers, Cookies, or Bars, 2/$4.98 or $2.49 each

$1.00/2 granola bars  (You can print 2 per computer)
$3.98/2, $1.99 each

These are also on sale for $2.88 each, buy 5 get a $5 Gift Card at Target this week...
I'll have Target match-ups later, but for a quick comparison:
$2.88 each
$1.00/2 from, print 2 of these

$9.52/4, $2.38 each + $2.88 one at full price = $12.40 and you get a $5 gift card
$7.40 total, $1.48 per box after gift card which you cannot apply directly to this order

Cash Wise Run

We made a quick stop at Cash Wise tonight after church and I scored some GREAT deals!  I took advantage of most of the deals I posted below in my match-ups post.

Total OOP: $19.58

1 bag of Gold N Plump Chicken Breasts, $3.98
$1.00 from - it worked!
I'm going back to use the rest of my coupons on this great deal.  The bags are normally around $7 each.

4 Totino's Party Pizzas, 8/$8.88 or $1.11 each (Buy 8, get a free 12 pack of Shasta soda)
09-13 GM $1.00/4
$3.44/4, $0.86 each

2 Campbell's Soups, 10/$10 or $1 each
09-13 SS (excluding Chicken Noodle, Tomato and Creams) $0.40/2   
$1.60/2, $0.80 each

4 Hunts Snack Pack (4 pk), $0.98
Buy 3 get 1 free (All You magazine pull out)
$2.92/4, $0.73 each

4 Old El Paso Seasoning, 3/$2 or $0.67 each
2 Old El Paso Refried Beans, $0.98
Internet coupon, $0.60/2  (x3)
$2.83 for 6 items, $0.47 each

Cash Wise in-home mailer coupons:
6 Yoplait Yogurt $0.33 each (limit 6)
09-13 GM $0.40/6
$1.48/6 or $0.25 each

4 Westpac bags of frozen veggies, $0.65

1 Hormel Little Sizzers

In Store FREE item with $25 purchase, 1 bag of Old Dutch Tortilla chips

And my one non-coupon item, Mann's Sugar Snap Peas (Edamame), on sale, $2.50

As we were packing up the bags, I said to Joe "20 bucks!".  A guy from church was packing his one bag of groceries and said his was also $20.  We had 4 bags!!  I love coupons.

Cash Wise Deals

Here are some of the Cash Wise match-ups I found this week:

Gold N Plump Chicken Breasts, $3.98
08-30 SS $0.75 (not entirely sure if this one will qualify...I'll report back after my shopping trip)
There have been $1.00 Gold N Plump All Natural Chicken coupons on  I am not entirely sure if these will work on the frozen chicken either.  This is a GOOD deal without coupons...hopefully we can make it better with!

Totino's Party Pizzas, 8/$8.88 or $1.11 each (Buy 8, get a free 12 pack of Shasta soda)
08-09 GM  $1.00/ 5
09-13 GM $1.00/4
As low as $3.44/4, $0.86 each
If you'd like to take advantage of the soda deal - $7.88 total

Pillsbury Toaster Scrambles or Toaster Strudels, $1.88
(this was a better deal at Econo last week, but in case you missed it)
09-13 GM $0.55/2
08-09 GM $0.55/2
$3.21/2, $1.61 each

Various Kellogg's Cereals, 2/$4.88 (or $2.44 each)
08-30 RP $2.00/2 (these have to be the extra fiber type) 
08-02 KB $1.00/2   
As low as $2.88/2 or $1.44 each

Hamburger Helper, $0.98 each
08-09 GM  $0.75/3
09-13 GM $0.75/3
$2.19/3 or $0.73 each

Cambell's Soups, 10/$10 or $1 each
(Econo Foods has Chicken Noodle & Tomato on sale for $0.60 this week)
09-13 SS (excluding Chicken Noodle, Tomato and Creams) $0.40/2    
$1.60/2, $0.80 each

Hunts Snack Pack (4 pk), $0.98
I received an internet coupon when signing up for ConAgra Foods emails, $1/4
$2.92/4, $0.73 each

I also have a coupon from the August All You magazine for Buy 3 get 1 free, which works out to be the same price as above.
Old El Paso Taco Shells, $1.18
Old El Paso Seasoning, 3/$2 or $0.67 each
Old El Paso Refried Beans, $0.98
Internet coupon, $0.60/2
As low as $0.67/2, or $0.34 each
I will probably purchase 2 beans and 4 seasonings (I have 3 coupons): $2.83 for 6 items, $0.47 each

Cash Wise in-home mailer coupons:
Yoplait Yogurt $0.33 each (limit 6)
09-13 GM $0.40/6
08-09 GM $0.40/6
As low as $1.48/6 or $0.25 each

I also like 2 of the other coupons, but do not have match-ups:
Westpac Corn, Green Beans, Peas or Mixed Veggies, $0.65 (limit 4)
Hormel Little Sizzers, $0.88 (limit 4)