Friday, January 29, 2010

Free Heluva Good! product on Facebook!

Just head over to Heluva Good!'s facebook page, become a fan and fill out your information to receive a coupon good for one FREE Heluva Good! product by mail!


Free Sample of Pampers AND a chance to win diapers for a year!

If you head over to Pamper's Sample page you can request a three-pack of Pamper's NEW Crusiers with Dry Max diapers.  You can choose from sizes 3, 4 or 5.  And if you happen to receive a sample diaper stamped with "Team USA", you'll win diapers for a year!  They are randomly inserted into the samples, so everyone who requests one has a chance to win!

After you log in, or sign up for a new account, at P&G (after you request the diaper sample you'll be redirected there) you can also request other samples and coupons from P&G brands.  I requested a 3$ coupon for medium or large size Tide Stain Release, and coupons for Iams dog and cat food.  Just verify your mailing address and they'll send your requested samples and coupons to you.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Target Sheets and Sporting Goods going to 75% off!

The clearance sheets, towels and more are going to 75% off today at the Greensburg, PA Target!  I'm getting the kids ready and running up - we need sheets, and I want to look for some bath sheets too.

I'll report back when I get home, they were in the process of marking things down as of 11:30am this morning - thanks to my wonderful Target-loving neighbor :-)

UPDATE:  Ok, towels were NOT marked down any more than 50%....but the sheets, comforters, pillow cases, bed skirts and such were almost all 75% off.  Some, like the flannel sheets were still 50%, and the higher-end brands were still 30%.  But I did find organic cotton and bamboo sheets and pillowcases for of75% off, queen size bed skirt for $3.74ish, and twin and queen sheet sets for 75% off.  The Organic Cotton and Bamboo pillowcases were only $6.74 for king size 2-pc set, 3.xx for standard. 

All those sporting goods type toys - kids tents, ball pits, dart boards, etc were 75% off too.  Bean bag toss for $3.08, Finding Nemo ball pit for 10$, Dora bowling set for 10$, and there was a ton more, but that's just what I grabbed.  Sporting goods like girl's soccer cleats, mouthguards and more were also 75% off.

Housewares - like the dishes and silverware were 75% off. Found some cute cookbook holders for $6.xx that will make great presents for my sister and mom...and I grabbed one for myself too!  Almost grabbed some more silverware, but hubby bought some using his ebay bucks a couple weeks ago, so I put those back.

Some toys are still 75% off too - mostly star wars, and some weird toy that connects to an online game I guess...I dunno, not into those.

Winter hats and gloves that are normally near sporting goods were also 75% off.  Found a great beanie with attached face mask for my son, for only $2.xx.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Giant Eagle Deals - 1/28-2/3 2010

There will a great Unilever deal this week coming to go along with all the great Unilever coupons that came in today's RedPlum.

Purchase $20 or more in participating products, and receive a $5.00 oyno cat(catalina).  Products include:
Knorr Side Dishes 10 for 10$ (shelf $1.39)
Breyers Ice Cream 3 for 10$ (doesnt appear to be going by shelf)
Ragu Pasta Sauce 4 for 5$ (shelf $2.39)
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter 2 for 4$ (shelf $2.59)
Wish-bone Dressing, 7-16oz is 2 for 3$ (shelf $2.30)
Skippy Peanut Butter is 4 for 10$ (shelf $2.75)
and Hellmann's Mayo is 2 for 5$ (shelf 4.45)
Shelf prices approx. going by what the ad says you'll save when you use your GE card.

There is also a 4$ oyno cat deal when you by $15.00 in participating products.  Products include:
Stouffer's Entree's on sale 5 for 10$ (shelf $3.50)
Skinny Cow Novelties 2 for 8$ (shelf 5.69)
Juicy Juice 46oz on sale 2 for 4$ (shelf 2.69)
Nestle Hot Cocoa mix 10ct is 10 for 10$ (shelf $1.80)
Boost Regular or High Protein, 6pk or 17.7oz powder $6.99 each (shelf $7.99)
Nestle Crunch Hearts or Butterfinger Hearts, 11oz are just $1.99 (shelf $3.99)
again, shelf prices approx, going by the 'save up to' listed in the ad.

And there's 2$ oyno wyb any 4 Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies 11-16.5oz.  They're on sale 4 for 10$  These freeze nicely and are fun to make with the kids without making a mess!  

Some other good deals:
Marcal Small Steps Bath Tissue 4-roll pack will be free after the 2$/1 mq coming in this Sunday's paper (1/31 SS).

McCain Fries are on sale for $2.50, not the best price, but not bad for one of the only fries that doesn't contain trans fats.

Nabisco Triscuits, Wheat Thins, or Snak Saks (5.5-10oz) and Premium Saltines are 4 for 8$, and you'll get 1$ off instantly, so $1.75 each.  There are tearpads out there for 1$ off Premium Saltines wyb a can of soup, and there was a great coupon in last Sunday's SS for 1$ off any 1 Nabisco Cracker 6-16.5oz.  That would make the 75 cents a box!

Coke or Sprite 12pk cans are 4 for 11$ after 1$ off instantly.  I just purchased 1$/2 mqs from ebay (they were peelies from the looks of them).  So that would make them 4 for 9, or $2.25 each

Pillsbury Savorings are 3 for 8$ after a 2$ instant discount (must buy 3), and there is a 1$/2 mq coming in the 1/31 SS.  Soooo, If you would get 6 for 16$, use three of the 1$/2 mqs, it would come out to 6 for 13$, or a little over 2$ a box.  I love these things, and I'm going to see if there's any better coupons out there - but 2$ish a box is a decent price.  They're the perfect snack when I'm busy and they give me a sense of pampering myself....I doesn't take much to excite me!

We need Entenmann's Little Bites for my son's lunch box, so I'm happy to see them on sale BOGO.

That's all that's jumping out at me at first glance, looks like a good week though!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Coupon Preview - 1/31/10

The Pittsburgh Area Smartsource has been posted on

There are some nice coupons coming!  I'm surprised to see quite a few 75c mqs, which double to $1.50 at our local grocery store.  Lots of pet coupons, Softsoap/colgate/palmolive coupons, and a nice mix of others.  Be sure to check it out!

Sunday Ad Preview - 1/31/10

Here are some highlights of the upcoming 1/31/10 sales ads!

Pepsi 12pk Cans - $2.49 (limit 10) *note soda prices may be regional
Buy any (2) 9-13oz Tostitos Chips on sale 2 for 5$, and get a selected 15.5-16oz Tostitos Dip for FREE
FREE 40$ T GC wyb Safety 1st Complete Air Convertible Car Seat for $219.99
Save $100.00 wyb all 3 items in the Melanie collection by Graco - Element Pack 'n Play $109.99, Graco Cozy Dinette Highchair $79.99, and Alano Travel System $159.99
FREE 5$ T GC wyb any 2 Enfamil 24oz Gentlease or 23.4oz Premium formula.  Includes other 24 or 25.7oz Enfamil Powder Formula on sale 10% off
FREE 5$ T GC wyb any 2 Pampers or Huggies Big Packs or Pullups or EasyUps Big Packs on sale $19.99 each
Juicy Juice 8pk 4.23oz or Mott's 64oz on sale $1.89 each
Crystal Light 10ct Drink Mix on sale $2.33
FREE 1 Doz Grade A Eggs wyb any 2 Simply Juice 59oz on sale $2.99
Dannon Danimals 6pk or Activia 4pk on sale $1.89
Digiorno 12" Frozen Pizza on sale 2 for $9.00
SoBe Lifewater and 2L Pepsi on sale $1.00 each

Outer wraparound with coupons for 77c Pepsi 2L, limit 2.  $1.00 off Oreo Cookies, $1.88 after coupon, limit 1.  Angel Soft Bath Tissue 12-double rolls for $4.49 limit 1.  All are Kmart coupons, and are only valid 1/31-2/6

Double ShopYourWay rewards:
Lays 10.5-12oz on sale BOGO
M&M 14oz Bonus bags on sale 2 for $5.00
Ritz, Premium, Triscuit or Wheat Thins 7.5-16oz on sale 40% off
Pepsi 12pk cans or 6pk Bottles on sale 4 for $12.00 with a limit of 4
Hawaiian Punch 1 Gallon or Kool-Aid Jammers 10pk on sale 2 for $4
Pringles 5.71-6.41oz or Chex Mix 8.75 on sale 2 for $3
Capri Sun 10pk on sale 2 for $4
Aquafina 24pk on sale $4.99

All red small appliances on sale, and you'll save an additional $10 instantly wyb any 3 Hamiliton Beach Red Ensemble Kitchen Appliances - see store for detais

Bonus Rewards:
Earn $25 in rewards wyb $249 or more in fitness equipment
Earn $3 in rewards wyb any 2 Fritos 9.25-11.25oz, Doritos 11.75-14.5oz, or Cheetos 7.75-10.25oz
Earn $5 in rewards wyb 2 Gallons or 8 Quarts of Castrol Motor Oil
Earn $5 in rewards wyb $50 or more in qualifying products from between 1/31-2/6
Earn $5 in rewards wyb Delta Licensed Toddler Furniture on sale BOGO50% off. Includes Dora, Toy Story, Cars and Princesses.
Earn $10 in rewards wyb a Concordia or Sweet Dreams Hayden Crib regularly $249.99 and get a Baby Prestige Crib Mattress for FREE, regular price $59.99

Other sale items:
Vo5 Shampoo or Conditioner on sale 89c each
L'Oreal Face, Eye and Lip on sale BOGO50% off
General Mills Cereal 10.9-17oz or Bars 5-14ct on sale 2 for $5
Hershey's Pieces Pouches on sale 2 for $5
Glade Reed Diffuser or 10oz Multi-wick Candle on sale $7.99 each

New: Pampers-In-a-Bin only $45.99.  Valued at over $70 
comes with $20 in coupon savings inside, plus a R Exclusive 14 Gallon Rubbermaid Storage Bin filled with Diapers and Bonus Pampers Dry Max Diaper Samples.  Looks like for a size 3, you'll get 204 Diapers, the storage tote, and 3 diaper samples.

Free 15$ Rus GC wyb:
-any 2 Huggies Value Boxes of Diapers, 100-288ct AND one Huggies Value box of Wipes, 320-576ct
-any 3 of these items: Pampers Value Boxes of Diapers 92-252ct AND/OR Tide or Dreft laundry detergent 96load AND/OR Charmin Big Pack 30ct AND/OR Bounty Big Pack 12ct

Free 5$ Rus GC wyb:
-any (2) 23.2 or larger Powdered Formulas
-any (2) 32oz 6can/bottles cases of RTF Formula

Other sale:
Gerber 2pk Food 10 for 10, must buy 10 to get the deal
Plum Organics Food Pouches 10 for 10, must buy 10 to get the deal
Earth's Best Baby Food Jars, 79c-$1.29 each, Save $2.50 wyb any 12
Tommee Tippee BOGO50% off
Gerber Mealtime Accessories & cups BOGO50% off
Philips Avent Pacifiers B2G1 FREE
Lego Atlantis sets 10% off
Zhu Zhu Pets $9.99
Crayola Color Wonder, Color Explosion or Color Surge BOGO50% off
Littlest Pet Shop Valentines Packs, BOGO @$5.99

Monday, January 25, 2010

Woot-Off! 1/26/10

If you've never wooted, you don't know what you're missing! is a site that normally sells one item a day, starting at midnight.  That items is one sale until they sell out, or until the next midnight comes around.

But!  During a woot-off, they have one deal after another.  As soon as one item is gone, another comes up.  You never know what you'll see on a woot-off.  It could be anything from handheld games for a penny, to professional knife sets for hundreds.  There could be only a handful of a certain item...or there can be thousands.  Some items seem to sell out as soon as they are live on the site...others, known as 'woot-killers' seem to be up for HOURS. 

During a woot-off you can order up to 3 of any item, and it ships for 5$ flat.  So whether you buy 1 or 3, you only pay 5$ shipping plus the cost of the items.  Each item ships separately, and you pay for each item separately.  If you buy an item for a penny, you'll pay $5.01, if you buy 3 of those items, you'll pay $ sometimes it makes more sense to just go ahead and get 3! 

I've got many gifts for others from woot-offs.  Some great, some not-so-great.  Many of their items are refurbished, or clearance type you never really know what the quality is going to be.  But if you click on the "Join the Conversation" on any item's page (or community at the top) you can see a thread for each item, and everyone gives reviews and price checks for your reference. 

Most likely if you spend any time at a Woot-off, you'll see several LED flashlights, a Roomba, or two...or three.  Sometimes a laptop, lots of gaming mice and keyboards, and sometimes a desktop computer.  Gadgets, butcher block knife sets, and the coveted Bag Of Crap!

What is a Bag Of Crap and why would you want one you ask?!  Why because for just a few dollars you could possibly end up with a big screen TV, or a laptop....or maybe just a bunch of random crap the Woot guys decided to thrown in your box.  Search youtube and you're bound to find many videos of people opening their Bags of Crap boxes.  Some are good, some are bad.  It's a gamble, and that's why so many love them.  I have yet to get a 'BOC'.  Came close last to the order screen and it just kinda hung there for a while and then came up with "Sorry all sold out"    Oh well....there's always next time!

No one ever knows when a Woot-off will come, nor does anyone know how long they'll last.  Today is a fun day, as both and (goodies for the kids) have a Woot-off going on.  You can get trackers like Wootalyzer that docks a popup type window that displays the current item, price, and the approx. time until sell-out for you.  So I have the Wootalyzer fired up, showing one line for and another for 

Almost every woot ends with either a set of Woot-off Flashing USB lights (they only show up on the site during a woot-off) or some Flying Monkeys plush.  We have a Christmas one, put your fingers in his little gloves which are attached to rubber band type arms, pull his body back and let him fly. He lets out a scream as he flys across the room and the kids love to use him to torture the cats, the dog...and me. Yay.... 

So check it out.  Get yourself some snacks, a few drinks, and get ready to Woot!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Rite Aid Ad Preview - 2/7 to 2/13

Ad Scans are done!

You can see the Google Doc - HERE to view the Rite Aid 2/7 ad.

Here are some of the VV (video value) Coupon Matchups:
(includes only January's VVs so far)

Conair Hair Brushes $5.99-$7.99 regular retail - $4.99
Doubt these are under $7.99, but just in case:
$2.00 off Conair Inifiniti Hair Brush (January VV)

Myabelline Face and Eye Cosmetics
BOGO50% off
$1.00 off any Maybelline Mascara (January VV)

Revlon Cosmetics and Beauty Tools BOGO50% off
$2.00 off any Revlon Age Defying Spa Foundation or Age Defying Liquid Foundation with Botafirm (January VV)
$1.00 off any Revlon Double Twist Mascara (January VV)
$1.00 off any Revlon Pedi-Expert Home Manicure Kit (January VV)

Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Powder or Gel 75oz, Gel Caps or Powerball Tabs 20ct $4.49 - $1.50 SCR
$1.00 off any Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent (January VV)

Rite Aid Ad Preview - 1/31 to 2/6

Ad Scans are done!

You can see the Google Doc HERE for the Rite Aid 1/31 ad

Here are some matchups I've been working on:

VV (video values) Matchups:

Mucinex 19.99 - 2$ SCR
$1.00 off any Mucinex (January VV)

Sally Hansen Lip and Nail BOGO50% off
$1.00 off any Sally hansen Salon Complete Nail Enamel (January VV)

All Mascara
BOGO50% off
$1.00 off any REvlon Double Twist Mascara (January VV)
$1.00 off any Maybelline Mascara (January VV)

Centrum Ultra, Original or Silver $9.99 (counts towards HH gc scr)
$2.00 off any Centrum Silver Ultra Womens or Mens (January VV)
$2.00 off any Centrum Ultra Womens or Mens (January VV)
$2.00 off Centrum Silver Ultra Women's or Mens (December VV**expires 1/31)
$5.00 off 2 Centrum Silver Ultra Women's or Mens (December VV**expires 1/31)
$2.00 off Centrum Ultra Womens or Mens (December VV**expires1/31)
$5.00 off 2 Centrum Ultra Womens or Mens (December VV**expires 1/31)

Bayer Aspirin 50-120ct or Crystal 20ct
(excludes Back & Body 100ct) $4.99 - $1.00 mq coming in papers (counts towards HH gc scr)
$2.00 off any Bayer Aspirin (January VV)

Bayer Aspirin Heart Health Advantage $4.99 - $3.00 mq coming in papers (counts towards HH gc scr)
$2.00 off any Bayer Aspirin (January VV)

Aleve 80-100ct or Liquid Gels 40ct
$7.99 (counts towards HH gc scr)
$2.00 off any Aleve (January VV)

Nature's Bounty Vitamins and Supplements or Flex-a-min BOGO (counts toward HH gc scr)
$1.00 off any Nature's Bounty or Flexamin Vitamins (January VV)

Coricidin 16-24ct or 10oz $5.99 (counts toward HH gc scr)
$2.00 off any Corcidin HPB 16, 20, or 24ct (January VV)

Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner 24oz $2.00
50 cents off Clorox Bleach, Wipes, Toilet & All Purpose Cleaners (January VV)

Kleenex White 200ct, Ultra White 85ct, Anti-viral 75ct, Assorted 100 or 184ct
$1.00 off any 2 Kleenex Facial Tissue 180ct Lotion, 280ct White, 8ct pocket packs (January VV)
*not sure if the 180ct Lotion is included - that's the only ct that matches up

Libman Nitty Gritty Mops
$2.00 off Libman Nitty Gritty Roller Mop (December VV**expires 1/31)

Chex Mix 3-8.75oz
99 cents
$1.00 off any 2 Chex Mix, 5.5-8.75oz (January VV)

Lay's Potato Chips 10.5-11oz
$1.00 off any Lay's Potato Chips 10.5-12oz (January VV)
$1.00 off any Lay's Baked Potato Chips 8.75oz+ (January VV)

Hershey's Miniatures or Nuggets 11-12oz *kisses are pictured $2.50
$1.00 off any Hershey's Chocolate Kisses 12oz bag (January VV)

and here are the Game of Life coupon matchups

Garnier Conditioner $2.50
25 cents off Garnier Triple Nutrition Conditioner 13oz (GoL)

L'Oreal Revitalift Skin Care reg retail 16.19-16.99 $11.99
25 cents off L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle Eye Repair .4oz (GoL)
$5.00 off any L'Oreal Everpure, Excellence to Go, Revitalift, Extra Collagen Mascara, Colour Riche Lipstick or Collagen Moisturizer (GoL)

L'Oreal Cosmetics BOGO50% off
25 cents off L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick (GoL)
$5.00 off any L'Oreal Everpure, Excellence to Go, Revitalift, Extra Collagen Mascara, Colour Riche Lipstick or Collagen Moisturizer (GoL)

Listerine 250mL $2.99
25 cents off Listerine Total Care (GoL)

Colgate 360 Toothbrush twin pack $4.99
25 cents off Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush (GoL)

RiceWorks 5.5oz
25 cents off Riceworks Gourmet Brown Rice Crisps 5.5bag, sea salt or salsa fresca

Rite Aid Brand items
Rite Aid Jumbo Pack Diapers or Training Pants $6.99
Rite Aid brand Batteries AA16pk or C,D 8pk or 9v 4pk $7.99
Rite Aid brand Trash Bags $4.00
Rite Aid brand Paper Plates $2.50
Rite Aid brand Plastic Cups $2.00
25 cents off RA brand item valued at 2$ or up
50 cents off RA brand item valued at 3$ or up
$1.00 off RA brand item valued at 4$ or up

Friday's Giant Eagle Shopping

After Rite Aid we stopped at Giant Eagle.  Thankfully the kids were still working on their giant Blow Pops, so they were a little better behaved than Rite Aid!

1st Transaction:
5 Aunt Jemima Syrup @ $2.50 each
2 Dawn Original 24oz @ $2.50 each
2 Dawn Hand Care 18oz @ $2.50 each
6 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls @ 1$ each
-(2) 1$/2 AJ mqs
-1$/1 AJ (from a compliment I sent the company)
-(2) 25 cents off any Dawn mq
-(2) 50 cents off Dawn Hand mq
-1$/2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls IP (from
-(2) 40c/2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls mqs
19.90 and I used (4) 4$ oyno from last week
=$4.41 (includes tax)
I got back 3$ oyno for the Aunt Jemima, 4$ oyno for Pillsbury, and 5$ oyno for Dawn

2nd Transaction:
4 Aunt Jemima Syrup @$2.50 each
1 Life Cereal $2.00
2 DAwn @ $2.50 each
2 Dawn Hand @ $2.50 each
6 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls @ $1.00 each
Gallon Milk $3.28
Loaf of GE bread 99 cents
-(2) 1$/2 AJ mqs
-(2) 25 cents off any Dawn mqs
-(2) 50 cents off Dawn Hand mqs
-1$/2 Pillsbury IP
-(2) 40c/2 Pillsbury mqs
Used the 3, 4, and 5$ oynos from the 1st transaction
=13.18 (includes tax)
Got back 3$ oyno for the AJ, 4$ oyno for the Pillsbury and 5$oyno for the Dawn!

That will give me 12$ off my next order, which was going to be Ore-Ida French Fries, but the kids were driving me I guess I'll run back up for those.  The Ore-Ida are on sale for $2.00 each, so I'll get 6 bags for Free!

We go through tons of Syrup and French Fries - so that was my main focus this week.  The Pillsbury was a little bit of a MM (money maker) after you figure in the oyno's, and we love making Monkey Bread Cake with them - Yum!

Friday's Rite Aid Shopping

Well, despite my children being absolutely horrible today, I did manage to do some decent runs at Rite Aid and Giant Eagle! 

1st Transaction
Olay Eye Roller 21.99
Always Infinity 6.99
Always Infinity (small box) 5.29
- 5/25
-$5.29 Always mq (buy large get small Always free)
-$3.00 Olay Regenerist mq
Used a GOS (Gift Of Savings) and paid 98cents OOP
Will get back $2.00 for buying the $6.99 Always

2nd Transaction:
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream $29.99
Olay Total Effects Cleansing Wipes $3.99
-3$ Olay Regenerist mq
-1$ Olay mq
Used a GOS (from my mom) and paid $4.98 OOP+tax

With those two transactions I have $68.25 towards the 'Buy 100$ of P&G get 35$ back' and since I hit the 50$ mark, I already qualify for the 15$ Visa Reward Card.  I'll need to purchase about 32$ worth of P&G product before 2/13 to hit 100$ and get the 35$ Card.  That should be easy!

Plus I can send in for the Olay 20$ Regenerist rebate for purchasing the Eye Roller and Micro-sculpting Cream.   The form has to be sent and postmarked by 2/25/10 (That's Monday! hurry!)

All in all, I spent $5.97 OOP and used 40$ in GOS certificates.  I'll get a 15$ Visa Card and a 20$ MIR, almost rolling my GOS's into cash.  I'm happy with that!
The above transaction are thanks to My Favorite Deals, who also posted them on SD.  Thank you very much!

And since my favorite cashier had put aside some 90% Holiday Clearance for me, I did a 3rd transaction:

3rd Transaction:
2 Lollipops (for the kids to try and keep them occupied) $1.00
1 Ring pop (for the kids, who then decided they didnt want this, they wanted the big lollipops) 88 cents
2 Celestial Seasonings Tea, 20ct $1.99 each
Dayquil $3.99
3 clearance gift tags 14 cents each
1 Water globe clearance $1.99
1 Herb Garden clearance $1.99
1 Holiday Fleece Throw 79 cents
1 Cupcake Cake Pan 99 cents
2 Benevia BOGO@ $8.99
-(2) 1$ Celestial Seasoning mq
- $1.50 dayquil mq
-$5.00 benevia mq
-$5.00 benevia mq
I'll get back $2.00 for the dayquil
so about $4.52 for everything - but my mom will give me 2$ for the tea, so $2.52 for everything :-)

ConAgra $17 Coupon Book on Walmart's site!

Found a nice coupon offer from ConAgra and Walmart.  Sign up to receive a "Rediscover Your Balance" coupon booklet.   It looks to be through StartSampling as well, as the link takes to you one of their pages with the signup form.

I don't know how long this offer will be there - so hurry!  Giant Eagle has some great ConAgra sales, so I'm hoping the booklet comes in the mail around the same time as a Giant Eagle Conagra promo!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Coupon Preview Site!

I've decided to put all the coupon previews in one place, over on  You can find the button in the "Blogs and Sites I Love" button box.  Be sure to visit me there every Tuesday for your first look at the SmartSource coupons!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spoiled by the Deals and handy tips on remembering deals.

Boy, I can hardly remember back to the days when I didn't use coupons.  I can remember thinking that the big-box stores were the way to go, that my local grocery store was overpriced, and raising food costs were just part of life.

Now I find myself thinking that 80 cents a pound for shredded cheese is too expensive, I walk into the big-box stores and get sticker shock looking at the prices, and my local grocery store is like my second home! 

I actually passed up going to the store today because I just couldn't bring myself to 'pay' for the deals!  They weren't free, so I decided that what we have here at the house is good enough until the next deal comes around. 

Some people use price books, others go by memory, others use past receipts...  What is the best way to know when the products you use the most have hit their "rock-bottom-price"?  I think it just depends on you.  Myself, I tend to go with memory.  I had started a price book last year, but it just wasn't working for me.  But I know that I won't buy Quaker Oats unless they're free because my family doesn't really use them very often.  And two dollars a box is a good price for the garbage bags we use.  I used to be able to get our laundry detergent for less than a dollar, but do to rising prices the low-price now is $1.30ish.  These are all after-coupon prices of course. 

Another handy tip is to get a mp3 player with a voice recording feature.  I actually got mine, a Sansa Clip, from  It's small, easily clips onto the inside pocket of my purse, and fits in the palm of my hand.  I think it was 15$ plus 5$ shipping, and holds 2G.  If there's a catalina promo for buying $X.xx worth of products - I'll walk up and down that aisle in the grocery store and read the prices off for each product.  That way when I go home I can either transcribe the products and prices, or just listen to the mp3 of the list, while making my shopping plans.  It's also handy for remember everything on clearance - I often walk up and down the aisles of Rite Aid, making notes on what items on are clearance and making note to look for coupons for those items when I get home.

You can keep a pen and notepad in your purse, coupon binder, or coupon wallet too.  But my handwriting is horrible, so I like the option of recording instead.  Although I wonder how many customers who see me doing it go home to tell their loved ones about the crazy lady talking to herself in aisle three!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CarrotSticks - Sponsored Post

CarrotSticks -
CarrotSticks is a great online single or multiplayer game geared towards children in first through fifth grades. You can try it out for yourself as a guest, or create an account for your child.

The game starts with the child customizing their very own character. From there you go to the main single player game where your character is standing in a colorful field of grass. The math problems are shown in the sky, and you simply type the answer using the number on your keyboard. There is easier and harder options, so no matter where your child is in math skills they will be able to play and still feel challenged. The skill level can be changed at any time as well, so if harder is a little too hard, you simply change it to easier. You'll receive carrots for each correct answer. After receiving the goal number of carrots, you're child will receive rewards, the first being a Math Achievement Award.

There is a box on the side of the page where your child can pick an opponent to play the multiplayer game. Occasionally during single player game play, a box will pop up asking if you'd like to accept a challenge from another player. You can click on accept or decline the challenge.

When I asked my son what he thought of the game, he said that it looked very cool and he can't wait to try it tomorrow after school. He thinks he will like it much better than flashcards, and even the computer math game they play in school. Coming from my 11 year old, I take that as a very positive review! He was amazed at some of the other kids scores in the available players to challenge as well.

There are free and paid plans available for CarrotSticks. The Basic plan is free and includes Easier and Harder Addition problems. The paid plans all include Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in both Easier and Harder. You can pay $3.95 a month, $19.95 for six months and save 16%, or pay $29.95 for a whole year for a savings of 37%.

I think $3.95 is a very reasonable price for a chance to give your child more math practice in a fun and engaging way! My son is 11, and I can see this as being a great way to get him to practice his math skills. Much more fun than flashcards! I try to teach him that math is such an important part of everyday life, and this just give him that extra advantage.

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A closer look at Coupon Inserts

You know, I tend to get caught up in checking out all the new coupons that I often miss the ad part of the inserts!  If you slow down and really read the whole ad, instead of just grabbing the scissors and clipping out the coupons, you can often find links for printable coupons, rebates, sweepstakes, and even recipes.

Here is what you can find in the 1/24 coupons:

Bob Evans has a recipe for Sausage Con Queso Dip, and you can check out for more Game-Day Recipes and Breakfast Ideas. 
Sign up for Bob Evans Email Updates to receive news, recipes and Promotional Offers and more -

El Monterey Taquitos has recipes on their site at  and suggests joining their Facebook Fan page at

Campbell's Chunky Soup advertises $5.00 in Money Saving Coupons at

You could win a $44,000 Game Day Greats Home Makeover from Kraft! Enter you UPCs daily at Game runs from 1/4/10 - 2/8/10. 18yr+ Limit one game play/sweepstakes entry per email address/envelope/person/day. Other prizes include LCD HDTV, Cookware, Cash, Jerseys, and a Serving Platter.

Kraft Foods has recipes for Cheesy Nacho Bake and more at

Homel has recipes at
You could Win a Chef-Inspired Kitchen Makeover from Marzetti by visiting by submitting an original recipe.  They also have a recipe for Ultimate Chicken and if you would like more recipes you can visit

French's Mustard has a recipe for Sloppy Joe Sliders and you can get more game time recipes at

Franks RedHot has a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wings and for more easy recipes you can visit

Be sure to check out Sucrets Ice packages to receive $4.00 back by mail wyb Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs AND any one package of Sucrets Ice, Complete, or Herbal.  Offer Expires 4/30/10

Enter to win a $10,000 Bathroom Makeover plus 100s of other prizes from 2000 Flushes at End 3/1/10.  Official Rules, prizes and entry at

Heluva Good! has tailgate and recipe ideas at

You can find Big Red on Facebook by visiting and clicking on the link for facebook.

Land O Lakes has recipes and more at

Minute Rice and Dole Pineapple has a Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe, and you can check out and for more great recipes.

Wow - that's a lot of goodies! 

Pittsburgh Area Sunday Coupon Preview - 1/24/10 SmartSource, so far

SmartSource - 1/24

2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner - 55 cents off any 1 (x4/30)
Big Red, or Big Blue where available, (1)12pk or (2) 2L or (2) 20oz or (2) Half Liters, regular or diet - $1.00 off any (x2/14)
Bob Evans Frozen Breakfast Item - 50 cents off any 1 (x3/28)
Bob Evans Roll, Grilling, or Smoked Sausage - 25 cents off any 1 (x3/28)
Breakstones Sour Cream, 16oz+ - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Campbell's Chunky Soup cans or microwavable bowls - 75 cents off any 4 (x3/7)
Chex Mix 4.5oz+ or Chex 10 Calorie Snack - 50 cents off any 2 (x3/20)
Comet Soft Cleanser or Spray product - 35 cents off any 1 (x3/24)
DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza, 12"+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28)
Dole Pineapple cans - $1.00 off any 3 (x4/16)
Dulcolax Balancer, any size - $2.00 off any 1 (x6/30)
Dulcolax Laxative Tablets - $1.00 off any 1 (x6/30)
Dulcolax Stool Softener - $1.00 off any 1 (x6/30)
El Monterey Taquitos - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30) *One Coupon Per Customer Per Purchase
Franks Redhot Sauce - 50 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
Franks Redhot Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce or Hot Buffalo Sauce - 75 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
French's Classic Yellow Mustard - 30 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
French's Spicy Brown, Honey Mustard, or Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - 50 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
Glade Plugins SCented Gel Refill Packs - $1.50 off any 2 (x3/6)
Glade Plugins Scented Gel Warmer - $1.50 off any 1 (x3/6)
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder - $3.00 off any 1 (x3/6)
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer FREE wyb any Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refill - up to $3.99 value, excludes Lasting Impressions (x2/20)
Glade Sense & Spray Refills - $2.00 off any 2 (x3/6)
Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kit - $3.00 off any 1 (x3/6)
Gorton's item - 40 cents off any 1 (x4/15)
Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips or Cheese - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28) DND5
Hormel Chili - 55 cents off any 2 (x3/21)
Hormel Chili Master Chili - 50 cents off any 1 (x3/21)
Hormel Pepperoni Pack - 75 cents off any 1 (x3/21)
Hunts Tomatoes, 11oz+ cans - 45 cents off any 3 (x3/14)
Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, shreds or chunks - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Land O Lakes Deli Cheese products, 1lb+ - $1.00 off (x3/31) DND5
Lindor Truffles item, 5oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/24)
LLoyd's Ribs or Tub - 75 cents off any 1 (x3/22)
Marzetti Salad Dressing from produce section - 50 cents off any 1 (x4/30)
MidNite or MidNite PM - $1.00 off any 1 (x7/31)
Minute Rice product - 50 cents off any 1 (x4/16)
Nabisco Crackers, 6oz-16.5oz - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31) DND5, DNT5
Ortega Products - 75 cents off any 2 (x3/31)
Pam Cooking Spray - 35 cents off any 1 (x3/14)
Pert Plus for Men - $1.50 off any 1 (x3/31)
Pert Plus, 12oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, includes Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust - 40 cents off any 2 (x4/17)
Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust - 35 cents off any 1 (x4/17)
Planters Nuts, 5oz-21.25oz - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/31) DND5, DNT5
Purina Friskies Party Mix Cat Treats, 2.1oz - BOGO up to $1.71 (x4/30)
Sabra Hummus, 8oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28) *One Coupon Per Customer
Science Diet Nature's Best Puppy, Kitten or Adult Dry Pet Food, any size bag - $5.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Simply Saline Nasal product - $1.00 off any 2 (x5/31)
Snyder of Berlin Snack, 6oz+ - 40 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
Stacys Pita or Bagel Chips, 7.5oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28) *One Coupon Per Customer
Sucrets - $1.50 off any 1 (x4/30)
Sucrets Ice - $1.50 off any 1 (x4/30)
Sure Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, 2oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Sure for Men Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant - $1.50 off any 1 (x3/31)
Tyson Any'tizers Snacks, bag - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Tyson Any'tizers Snacks, box - 55 cents off any 1 (x4/30)
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks - 50 cents off any 1 (x3/20)

Remember, different areas may receive different coupons, and/or different coupon values!

*ETS = Excludes Trial Sizes
DND5 = Coupon states 'Do Not Double' but the barcode starts with a 5
DND9 = Coupon states 'Do No Double' and the barcode starts with a 9
(x.....)after coupon is the expiration date
If you see a number in ( ) before the coupon, that shows there will be multiples of the same coupon in the insert.
WYB= When You Buy

Coupon Preview by spendingimpaired.blogspot - this information may not be used without the permission of the Spending Impaired Momma blog owner.  ©2010

For more information about permission to use this information, see THIS POST

Sunday Ad Preview - 1/24/10

Some highlights of the store ads for 1/24

Olay 5oz Regenerist Cleanser - $5.49 and 10% off other select Olay
Tide 50oz Liquid Detergent, Stain Release 18ct duo pac, 26oz Powder or 26oz Liquid - $5.99
M&M's 12.6oz select varieties - $2.49
Oreo Cookies 18oz and other select cookies - $2.79
Crayola 64ct Crayons or 10ct Broad Tip Classic Markers - $2.00 and 15% off other select Crayola items

FREE 5$ Target GC wyb (3) Huggies or Pampers Jumbo Packs - $8.99 each
FREE 5$ Target GC wyb BOTH Pedigree 40lb Dog Food AND Selected Treats - 40lb Dog Food is on sale $18.89, Select 3.7-26oz Treats on sale (no price listed)
FREE 5$ Target GC wyb K-Y Intense for Her .34oz - $23.99
FREE 20$ Target GC wyb Bissell Lift Off Vacuum - $179
FREE 10$ Target GC wyb either Waring Pro Bar Blender with 40oz Jar OR Waring Pro Juice Extractor - $59.99 each
Free 20$ Target GC wyb Flip MiniHD 2GB Camcorder - $229.99
FREE 5$ Target GC wyb Michael Jackson's "This is It" CD on sale $12.99 AND DVD on sale $15.99 or Blu-ray on sale $24.99
FREE 20$ Target GC wyb AirClimber Aerobic Stepper - $99.99
FREE 30$ Target GC wyb either The Tower 200 Door Gym OR The Ab Circle Pro - $199.99 each
FREE 5$ Target GC wyb (2) Similac Advance with Early Shield, Sensitive, or Isomil 23.2oz - $22.49 each

Winter Essentials Clearance - 30% off
includes heaters, humidifiers, winter clean-up, fireplace accessories and more.

Double Rewards on:
2L Pepsi, Mt.Dew 7up and other select varieties - 10/10$, limit 10
Doritios 11.75-14oz - BOGO
Campbell's Chunky Soup 18.6-18.8oz - 2 for $3.00
Herbal Essences, Pantene or Aussie 1.7014oz Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling products - 3 for $10.00
Tide 100oz Liquid or 63-80 load Powder - $10.99 each
Scott 12regular or extra-soft, or Cottonelle 12 double rolls bath tissue, or Viva 6 roll paper towels - $6.99 each
Little Debbie select varieties - 4 for $5.00

On Sale:
Febreze Air Effects 9.7oz - 2 for $5.00
Febreze Noticeables Starter Kit - $9.00
Clorox 75ct Wipes or 60ct Decor Wipes - 2 for $9.00
Formula 409 22-32oz or Clorox Anywhere 22oz - 2 for $5.00
Downy 64oz - 2 or $6.00
Downy or Bounce 100-120ct Fabric Sheets, or Bounce 44-use Dryer Bar - $5.49

60$ Microsoft Gaming Coupon wyb Xbox 360 Elite for $299.99 AND Mass Effect 2 for Xbox 360 available 1/26 for $59.99
30$ Microsoft Gaming Coupon wyb Xbox 360 Arcade for $199.99 AND COD Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox 360 for $59.99

Michael Jackson's "This is It" on CD for $17.99,  "Thriller" for $9.99 or "Number Ones" for $9.99

Clearance - save up to 60% off Original Prices on Fall & Winter apparel (misses, juniors, mens and kids) plus Sleepwear and Accessories for Her

Combi Flare Stroller, regular $82.99 now $74.99 on sale
Kolcraft iBaby Stroller, regular $49.99 now $34.99 on sale
Delta Zoo Loos Stroller, regular $59.99 now $49.99

Office Max:
HP Pavillon Laptop with 13.3" WideScreen, Athlon Neo X2 Dual-Core Processor L335, 4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Wireless b/g/n and Bluetooth, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, NO DVD DRIVE - save $150 instantly - $499.99
Lexmark Color Inkjet Prospect Pro205 Wireless All-In-One - $99.99 and earn $40 in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards
OfficeMax Brand Ink and Toner - Additional 25% off, limit 10
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX - $59.99
HP Photo or Business Communications Paper - BOGO, excludes Clearance HP Photo Paper
FREE 10$ OfficeMax GC wyb 60$ in HP Ink
FREE 5-ream Case of HP Multipurpose Paper wyb 2 HP Toners
Brother PT-90 Labeler - save 50% - $14.99
Brother PT-2700 Labeler - save 50% - $49.99

All Post-It Super Sticky Notes, regular $5.79 - $24.99, mix and match
All Scotch Magic Tape, regular $3.79-$25.49, mix and match
Fellowes Bankers Box Basic Strength Storage Boxes, 10pk, regular $19.99-$21.29

Paper Mate Earth Write Pencils 10pk, Pentel Clarius Mechanical Pencil - $1.00 (limit 3)
Bic Brite Liner Grip XL, 2pk - $1.00 (limit 3)
[In]Place heavy-duty View Binder - $5.00
OfficeMax Legal Pads pk - $5.00 (limit 2)
OfficeMax 21-Pocket Case File - $7.00 (limit 3)
[In]Place heavyweight Manila File Folders, 50ct - $7.00 (limit 3)
Avery 5160 Laser Mailing Labels, 3000ct - $15.00 (limit 3)
Boise Aspen 30, 5-ream Case Paper, 30% Recycled - $15.00

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Great Huggies coupons on!

There are some wonderful Huggies coupons today on (or mypoints coupons, or couponbug)

$2.00 off 1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers
$2.50 off 1 Huggies Pure & Natural
75 cents off Huggies Wipes
$1.00 off any Huggies
$2.00 off Huggies overnight diapers

They expire 1/31 - so watch, it's not the normal 30 day rolling expiration!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Target Toys hit 75% off today!

Oh my....thank goodness my husband watched the kids this morning while I ran to Target.  I would have strapped them to the roof to get home! (not really....but you know what I mean!)  I have an SUV...but there still wasnt enough room for all the toys today...I hit the jackpot!

I went to two stores, my store is a smaller T, but I still managed to get 2 carts of toys there.  Then I went 5 minutes down the road to the 'Big' T, and found another 2 carts!  Decided I wanted the Fisher Price Microphone thing I saw at the first, and the 2nd didnt have - well when I went back to the first, they were GONE.  Oh I was bummed, it was going to be my nephew's 1st Birthday present *sniff*  But then I spotted a guy with at least 4 or 5 of them in his cart.  Darn ebayers! (I really can't say too much though, I've sold on ebay before....but I would never clear a shelf of every toy like this guy was doing!)  Anyways, when I heard him stop to talk to someone else and ask if she thought, "These would go good", pointing at the microphones - I got my nerve up and asked him if he had seen anymore anywhere....and he actually gave me one!  So he wasn't all bad :-)  Originally 48$, and I got it for 12$.

They had a nice selection of toys though from toddlers through teens.  Boys and girls this time.  Last year at the August 75% off toys sale, it seemed like there was only girl stuff and that was great for my daughter, but not so good for the two boys!  So I was very pleased to find birthday and Christmas gifts for everyone on my list.

Also to note - lots of baby items were marked down 30-50% off.  Camping and Sporting good were still stuck at 30-50% off.  I noted tons of racks of marked down clothes, but I had only one thing on my mind, and that was cheaply priced toys!

So go get em - doubt there will be much left by tomorrow!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Giant Eagle shopping trip - 1/14

I had a fun run to Giant Eagle this evening!  Here's some highlights:

1st transaction:

5 Kraft Shredded Cheese, 16oz bags on sale for $3.50 each
2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs on sale bogo@ $3.78 (at my store - some stores have them for $3.58)

There is a cat promo, 4$ oyno wyb 10$, you can get multiples and everything but the Tombstone Pizzas are going by shelf price.  And the shredded cheese double dips with the Kraft buy 5 get 5$ oyno cat promo.
So, total shelf = 32.90, but you pay 21.20 and get back three 4$ oyno cats, and a 5$ oyno cat

2nd Transaction
Then I took the 5$ oyno and one of the 4$ oyno cats and did this:
3 Tombstone 12" Pizzas
10$ - 5$ oyno and 4$ oyno
= 1$ OOP
get 4$ oyno

3rd Transaction
8 Starkist Tuna Pouches on sale 8/10$, but wyb 8 you get 2$ off instantly = 1$ each
9 Old El Paso Heat & Eat Sides on sale for $1.25 - these are found in the Mexican Food Section, and look like Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Pouches.  There is Black Bean, Fiesta Rice and Spanish Rice
I used 6 of the 1$/1 Starkist Pouch coupons available through Vocalpoint for a limited time.  You can print 2 from each computer (I only have 3 available to that's why I only had 6 coupons)
and 9 of the 50c/1 Heat & Eat sides mqs from the 1/10 SS insert
And I used one of the 4$ oyno cats from my first transaction
Starkist 8$ + Old El Paso 11.25 = 19.25
-6$ starkist - 9$ el paso - 4$ oyno
= 25 cents OOP
I got a 3$ oyn Beef or Chicken purchase!  Totally unexpected!
Purchase 3 and get 1$ oyn Beef or Chicken purchase
Purchase 6 and get 3$ oyn Beef or Chicken purchase
Participating products are Old El Paso Taco Shells, Dinner Kits, Seasonings, or Heat & Serve Sides.
This promo goes until 2/21

My 4th and 5th transactions were just random stuff we needed, things I had rain checks for, oh and Musselmann's Totally Fruit Applesauce.  They're on sale for 1$ and there is a 40c/1 IP available on Musselmann's website.  That makes them only 20c after the coupon doubles.  Great deal!

All in all I spent 30$ and got:
6lbs of shredded cheese, 2 packs of hot dogs, 3 pizzas, 8 tuna pouches, 9 rice/bean pouches, loaf of bread, pack of buns, 4  things of Tide Stain Release(had a raincheck), 5 packs of Marcal Small Steps Paper Towels (had a raincheck), 5 packs of applesauce, and a bag of litter for the guinea pigs!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rite Aid Ad for the week of 1/24 - 1/30

Rite Aid 1/24 - 1/30 Ad Scans can be found HERE
This is the first week of the February SCR month!

Coupon Matchups thanks to plgffl over on SD - she graciously gave me permission to use her work here - as I'm horrible at coupon matchups!

Red= MQ's found in Newspaper, magazines, various sources
Blue= Printables
Purple= Rite Aid Coupons
** before the item means that it is a GOL participating item!

Rebate Items:

**40% of Maybelline Cosmetics
-$2 SCR #61 (Week Specific 1/24-1/30)
Maybelline Mascara, any $1 (2-15-10) V 1/10/10
$1 off any Maybelline Mascara (January VV)

Sensodyne Toothpaste 4oz (excludes Iso Active) Limit 1 Rebate $4.99
-$1 SCR #
Sensodyne Toothpaste or Gel, any $1 (3-31-10) V 1/3/10

Alli Weigh Loss Aid $10 off Regular Retail (60 or 90ct Starter Kit, or 120ct Refill)
-$10 SCR #43 (Limit 1)
SCR#550 Spend $25 get $10 RA G/C, Spend $50 Get $25 RA G/C. (Alli 90ct Starter Kit and 120ct Refills)
$5 off any alli Weight Loss Aid (60 or 90 ct), Starter Pack or (120 ct) Refills (January VV)
Alli, 120 ct or 170 ct $10 (2/13/10) V 1/3/10

Tom's Deodorant or Toothpaste 2 for $6
-$1/2 SCR#70 (Limit 1)
- $1.00/1 IPQ (from, on Tom's Sensitive toothpaste)
- $1.00/1 IPQ (from, on Tom's Sensitive toothpaste)
=2 for $3 for Tom's Sensitive toothpaste, all others 2 for $5

Airborne 10ct $4.99
-$2 SCR#37 (Limit 1)
Airborne $1 (3/1/10) SS 1/17/10

Skintimate or Edge Shave Gel 2 for $4
-$1 on 2 SCR#
=2 for $3
Edge Shave Gel, any except 2.75 oz cans .75 (3-6-10) SS 1/10/10

Comtrex $3.99
-$1 SCR#
Comtrex Cough & Cold Product, any $1.50/1 (1-31-10) SS 12/06/09

SanDisk or Lexar 8GB SD Card $39.99
-$10 SCR#

Sale Items:

Nature's Bounty Vitamins & Flex-a-min BOGO
$5, $3 and $2 printables here [] *need to enter codes*
Flex-A-Min Joint Care $6 (2/16/10) V # 2 1/3/10
$1 off any Nature's Bounty or Flexamin Vitamins (January VV)

**Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, Body Wash or Irish Spring Soap BOGO
$1/1 Softsoap Body Wash (tearpad from CVS) exp 2/15/2010 *note CVS logo is on this coupon, is this accepted @ RA? It is a manufacture's coupon, says redeem @ CVS. TY!*
Irish Spring Body Wash (excludes 2.5 oz) $1 (1/23/10) SS 1/3/10
Irish Spring Soap Multipacks 3 pk+ .20 (1/23/10) SS 1/3/10

$0.25/1 Softsoap Premium Bodywash 15oz Game of Life Coupon

Lubriderm Lotion or Aveeno Skin Care (Excludes Men's, Baby and First Aid) Buy one get one 50% off
Aveeno Active Naturals Body or Baby Care Product, any except trial sizes and cleansing bars $2 (2-10-10) SS 1/10/10
Aveeno Active Naturals Facial Care Product, any except trial sizes and cleansing bars $2 (2-10-10) SS 1/10/10
Lubriderm Body Lotion, Cream, or Ointment, any, except 1 oz or 3.3 oz $2 (2-10-10) SS 1/10/10
Johnson & Johnson Beauty Brands $10 Rebate, (mail-in) (2-5-10) SS 1/10/10 ($10 Rebate WYB $30)

Ester-C BOGO
Ester-C $5 (2/24/10) V # 2 1/3/10

Osteo Bi-Flex BOGO
Osteo-Bi-Flex Caplet or Softgel, any $6 (2-19-10) V 1/10/10
$3 off any Osteo Bi-Flex Vitamins (January VV)

Welch's Grape Jelly 2 for $4 (Thank you cmm4chris)
Welch's Grape Jelly 32 oz $1 off (December VV)
Welchs Jam, Jelly or Spread (32 oz, 22 oz, 18.8 oz, any flavor) .75 (4/30/10) SS 1/3/10 (Regional values, also $0.55/1)

Aquafresh Toothpaste and toothbrushes bogo free
$1 coupon for Aquafresh Gel Flex or Deep Action toothbrush and several Aquafresh toothpastes, Printable []

Cadbury Creme Eggs 2 for $1
$.50 off 2 Cadbury Creme Egg (January VV)

Rite Aid - February Monthly SCR Deals and Book Scans

February monthly SCRs run from January 24 - February 27, 2010

This month's booklet also contains a full list of all participating Game of Life products

Scans - Google Doc

Week Specific SCR:

Valid 1/24 - 1/30
#61 Maybelline
Purchase One:
$2.00 SCR

Valid 1/31 - 2/6
#24 Advil
Purchase One:
Liqui-Gel, 40ct
Tablets, 50ct
Caplets, 50ct
$1.00 SCR

#45 AMO
Purchase One:
AMO Complete Multipurpose Solution, 12oz
Blink Tears Gel, 10mL
up to $7.99 SCR

Valid 2/7 - 2/13
#2 KY
Purchase One:
Yours+Mine Couples Lubricant, 3oz
Intense Arousal Gel for Her, 0.34
$5.00 SCR

#15 Vicks
Purchase One:
NyQuil or DayQuil Liquid, 6oz
Liquicaps, 12ct
$1.00 SCR

#52 Dove Men + Care
Purchase One:
Body Wash, 13.5oz
up to $4.00 SCR

#62 Oral-B
Purchase FOUR:
CrossAction Power Toothbrushes, Medium, Soft, Whitening, or Anti-Microbial, 1ct
Refill Heads, Soft Whitening, or Anti-Microbial, 2ct
$10.00 SCR

Valid 2/14 - 2/20
#18 Robitussin To Go
Purchase One:
DM or CF, 10ct
$1.00 SCR

#57 Sally Hansen
Purchase One:
Select Nail or Lip Items, excludes No Chip Hard as Wraps Polish
$2.00 SCR

Valid 2/21 - 2/27
#46 Lamisil AT
Purchase One:
Lamisil AT, 12g/0.42oz
Only item pictured will qualify towards rebate.
$6.00 SCR

#60 Finesse
Purchase One:
Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling product
$2.00 SCR

#74 Revlon
Purchase One:
$3.00 SCR

valid 1/24 - 2/13

#69 VAseline Intensive Care
Purchase One:
Sheer Infusion 6.8oz
$2.00 SCR

Pittsburgh Area Sunday Coupon Preview - 1/17/10 SmartSource and P&G

SmartSource 1/17/10
Airborne product - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/1)
Blistex Lip Care Product – 25 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
Blue Diamond Almonds, 6oz cans - $1.00 off any 2 (x4/30)
Blue Diamond BOLD Almonds, 6oz cans - $1.00 off any 2 (x4/30)
Brita Multipack Filters - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28)
Brita Pour-Through or Faucet Mount System - $4.00 off any 1 (x2/28)
Clearasil product - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/11)
Colgate Total Enamel Strength, Total Advanced Whitening, Total Advanced Clean, or Total Advanced Fresh toothpaste only, 4oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/6)
Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper, 4pk+ - 50 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Cottonelle SoothingClean Flushable Moist Wipes (2) 36ct Tubs or 42ct Refills+ OR (1) 72ct Refill+ - 50 cents off (2/28)
Curel Moisturizer, 3.5fl.oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Dean’s Chocolate Milk, (1) Gallon or (2) Half Gallons – 35 cents off (x3/31) **DND9**
DenTek Floss Pick or Floss, $2.00+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Dreamfields Pasta, Angel Hair or any - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30) DND5
Farmland Half Spiral Ham - $2.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Farmland Quarter Spiral Sliced Ham - $2.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Formula 409 product - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28)
Fruit2O Essentials, 18oz bottle OR Fruit2O Natural Fruit Flavored Water, 6pk – 75 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
GoodNites Sleep Pants, Jumbo+ - $1.50 off any 1 (x2/27)
Green Works Cleaning Product – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent – $1.50 off any 1 (x2/28)
Huggies Baby Wipes, 64ct+ - 50 cents off any 1 (x2/13)
Huggies Diapers, any - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/13)
Huggies Overnites Diapers - $1.50 off any 1 (x2/13)
ICaps Vitamin Formula - $2.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Jergens Moisturizer, 7.5fl.oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (3/6)
Jergens Sensitive Skin Relief Moisturizer - $1.50 off any 1 (x3/6)
Johnsonville Bratwurst, any flavor/variety – 55 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Johnsonville Breakfast Links, Patties, or Roll Sausage, any flavor/variety – 55 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Johnsonville Italian Sausage, any flavor/variety – 55 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Johnsonville Smoked & Cooked Sausage, any flavor/variety – 55 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Johnsonville Summer Sausage, any size/flavor – 55 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Jose’ Ole’ Taquitos, Mini Tacos, Mini Chimichangas, or Quesadillas, 16oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/15)
LaChoy Creations, any variety - $1.50 off any 1 (x2/28)
Lance 100 Calorie Sandwich Crackers, 6ct box – 55 cents off any 1 (x4/30)
Margherita Packaged product or 1lb Deli Meat – 75 cents off any 1 (x2/28) DND5
Mitchum or Mitchum for Women product – 75 cents off any 1 (x2/21) *ETS and Excludes Special Value Multipacks
Mucinex Adult product - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/11)
Mucinex Children’s product - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/11)
Opti-Free Solution, 10oz+ - $2.00 off any 1 (x4/16)
Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals Snacks, box - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/14) DND5
Post Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat or Raisin Bran, 10oz+ boxes - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Progresso Soups, any flavor - $1.00 off any 4 (x3/13)
Progresso Soups, any flavor – 50 cents off any 2 (x3/13)
Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/13) *ETS
Pull-Ups Training Pants, Jumbo+ - $2.00 off any 1 (x2/13)
Red Baron Singles product – 75 cents off any 1 (x3/14) DND5
Revlon Colorsilk products - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/21) *ETS *Cannot be combined with any other coupon offers
Ricola Natural Cough, Throat, or Vitamin C Drops, bags - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/31)
Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue, 8+ rolls - $1.00 off (x2/28)
Scott Flushable Moist Wipes, Tub or Refill – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Scott Long Lasting or Mega Rolls Paper Towels, 4+ rolls - $1.00 off (x2/28)
(2)Silk Light Soymilk, half gallon – 55 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Steamfresh Meals, bag - $1.50 off any 1 (x2/27)
Systane product - $2.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Tostitos Tortilla Chips, 9oz+ AND Tostitos Dip, 11oz+ - $1.00 off wyb BOTH (x2/14) *Limit One Coupon Per Customer
Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entrée - $1.50 off any 1 (x3/13)
Weight Watchers Yogurt Cups, 6oz – BOGO no max value (x2/28)

P&G BrandSaver – All expire 2/28 except where noted!

CoverGirl product - $1.00 off any 1
Crest Toothpaste, 4oz+ or Liquid Gel – 75 cents off any 1
Dawn Plus Hand Renewal – 50 cents off any 1
Duracell CopperTop 6pk+ - $1.00 off any 1
Duracell Rechargeable Batteries, Charger, Instant Charger, Powerhouse Charger or Pocket Charger - $2.00 off any 1
Duracell Ultra Advanced - $1.50 off any 1
Febreze Candle - $1.00 off any 1
Frebreze Air Effects – 50 cents off any 1
Frebreze Fabric Refresher, 500mL FREE wyb any Frebreze Fabric Refresher 500mL+ - no max value
Frebreze Noticables Starter Kit - $4.00 off any 1
Gillette Fusion Cartrides, 6ct+ - $3.00 off any 1
Gillette Mach3, Mach3 Turbo, M3 Power Cartridges, 8ct+ - $2.00 off any 1
Natural Instincts or Loving Care hair color - $2.00 off any 1
Olay Body Wash, Bar or In-shower Body Lotion - $1.00 off any 1 *ETS
Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser - $1.00 off any 1 *ETS
Olay Hand or Body Lotion - $2.00 off any 1 *ETS
Olay Regenerist or Definity Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser *ETS
Oral-B (1)Pulsar, CrossAction, or Advantage OR (2) Indicators – 75 cents off
Oral-B Floss Picks 45ct+ OR any Glide product - $1.00 off any 1
Pantene products - $1.00 off any 2 *ETS
Pepto-Bismol product – 50 cents off any 1
Prilosec OTC - $3.00 off any 1
PUR or PUR Flavor Options System, Pitcher or Faucet Mount - $3.00 off any 1
PUR Pitcher or Faucet Mount Replacement Filter Multi-pack or Refrigerator Filter 1-pk - $3.00 off any 1
Scope, 473mL+ - 75 cents off any 1
Secret Flawless – 50 cents off any 1 (x3/31) *ETS
Tide Detergent – 35 cents off any 1
Vicks NyQuil or DayQuil - $2.00 off any 1
Vicks product, excluding NyQuil or DayQuil - $1.00 off any 1

Remember, different areas may receive different coupons, and/or different coupon values!

*ETS = Excludes Trial Sizes
DND5 = Coupon states 'Do Not Double' but the barcode starts with a 5
DND9 = Coupon states 'Do No Double' and the barcode starts with a 9
(x.....)after coupon is the expiration date
If you see a number in ( ) before the coupon, that shows there will be multiples of the same coupon in the insert.
WYB= When You Buy

Coupon Preview by spendingimpaired.blogspot - this information may not be used without the permission of the Spending Impaired Momma blog owner.  ©2010

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Sunday Preview - 1/17/10

This Sunday will have a SmartSource insert in our local papers.  P&G insert came by mail, with no mention of a RedPlum inset - so I'm not sure why there are several RP coupon previews out there for this weekend.

Nothing great in the Parade magazine, other than they now have printable coupons available!  You can find them at  They are powered by, so the selection looks similar.

There's a McDonald's coupon flyer as well.  They all expire 2/13/10 and consist of 4 Breakfast BOGO coupons, and 3 Lunch/Dinner BOGO coupons.  There's two Free drink coupons (w/ purchase) too!  You can see the full details in my coupon preview post, which will be coming up sometime today.

Big Lots Highlights:
Additional 20% off All Wii Video Games - now $15.10
Incredible Book Buyout - Hardcover Books for 3$ and 5$ - selection vary by store, and compare to $10.99-$29.99
Cosco Booster Seats - No Back Booster Seat $12.99 (I remember buying this at Walmart for my oldest for 20$), Vantage High Back Booster Car Seat $60, Ventura High High Booster Seat $40, and Gotham High Back Booster Car Seat $40
and lots more!

Target Highlights:
Kids's Value DVDs - $5.00, including Dungeons & Dragons, He-Man, Benji, Punky Bruster and select others
Wii Fit Board & Software Bundle - includes Wii Fit Plus, Board and Bonus Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum - quantities limited, no RCs
Dyson DC24 Blueprint will be on clearance for $364 - this is a Target Exclusive
Craco Car Seats - $20.00 T GC wyb any of the featured seats. Highback Booster Car Seat $44.99, Comfort tSport Convertable Car Seat $79.99 or Nautilus Booster Car Seat $154.99
Glad 300sq.ft ClingWrap, 70sq.ft Press'n Seal, or GladWare - 3 for $7
Lays 11oz Classic Potato Chips and select others - 2 for $4
Pepsi 2L - 4 for $5
P&G Items - $5.00 T GC wyb any 2 products advertised:
40lb Iams Large-Breed Dog Food and select others $34.49
Swiffer Wet Jet Starter Kit $18.99
Puffs 8pk 80ct Cubes or 6pk 132ct Soft & Strong $8.99
Cheer 150oz Liquid Laundry Detergent $14.99
Bounty Basic 12pk Big Roll $10.99
Luvs Big Pack Diapers $15.99

Office Max Highlights:
They'll be having 50% back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards on ALL Binders, Sharpie Markers or Highlighters, Paper Mate Pencils, Pens, or Erasers, and OfficeMax 8.5x11 Copy Paper 10ream Case.  All with a limit of 3 for each brand.
Seagate Storage - FreeAgent Go 250GB Portable Hard Drive $69.99, Special Edition 500GB $109.00, Desk 1TB $99.99

I don't claim to know what are good deals on Electronics - so these may or may not be good deals!

Kmart Highlights:
Double ShopYourWay Rewards on many items, including, Crest toothpaste and Oral-B toothbrushes 2/5$, Olay Regenerist or Total Effects for 18$, BOGO50% off Covergirl Eye Cosmetics, Gillette Disposable Razors 6$, BOGO50% off Natural Instincts, Nice'n Easy, Hydrience or Root Touch-up, Gillette or Head & Shoulders 2 for 9$, BOGO Complete or Blink, Ricola Cough Drops 3 for 5$, and 40% off Almay cosmetics.  Many more - some size restrictions.
More Double ShopYourWay Rewards on Joe Boxer Ultra Plush Sweet Dreamer Pillows 2 for 6$, Tide 75oz Liquid or 55 load Powder at $8.99, 
Triple ShopYourWay Rewards on Clearance items!  Save up to 70% when you take an additional 50% off Clearance Apparel.
Dyson Floor Cleaners - 20% off all!
Footwear for the family on clearance, up to 50% off
ShopYourWay reward card members will receive a coupon for a free 24pk of Aquafina wyb 99$ or more of Fitness or Sporting Good Items.

**** Look for coupon booklets with over $45 in savings on select brands - in store! 

Sunday Preview by spendingimpaired.blogspot - this information may not be used on any sites other than private blogs or coupon forums without the permission of the Spending Impaired Momma blog owner.  ©2010

Monday, January 11, 2010 you tweet?

Well, the kids are driving me absolutely insane today, so this'll be a short one.

Have you checked out twitter?  It's much more than just a way for the youngins to relay the latest gossip.  Search for 'giveaway' or 'contest' and you'll be amazed at how many companies and blogs use twitter to run contests and giveaways!  You can take part in a 'Twitter Party' and have real-time conversations with people all over, and even companies!  Tonight there was a Healthy Choice Twitter Party.  Because of the kids being complete snots, I just peeked in every once in a while (by watching the #5off5 hashtag), but didn't get to participate.  They gave away coupons and other goodies to those taking part, for simple trivia questions and things like that.  Looked like a lot of fun..too bad the kids had other plans for me!

Oh, and you don't need a cell phone to use Twitter.  My cell doesnt have free texting, so I just follow it on the website, or sometimes I'll use one of the Firefox Twitter add-ons, like TwitBin - it shows all your updates and the updates of those you follow in a little sidebar on your Firefox page.

Click on my user name in the Twitter Update box to the right, and then click on 'Follow' on my Twitter page if you'd like to follow me - I usually just tweet contests and giveaways that I take part in.

Hope your night is going better than mine!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pittsburgh Area Coupons - 1/10/10 SmartSource

Ok, I know it's not a preview being that it's Sunday and I'm just now posting it, but I wanted to wait until I had the blog going to start posting previews :-)

Pittsburgh Area Coupons - 1/10/10 SmartSource

Activia, 4pk, 8pk, 12pk or tub - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/15) DND-5
Ambi Skincare product - $2.00 off any 1 (x2/10) *ETS and Excludes Cleansing Bars
Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish+ Hair Care product - $2.50 off any 1 (x2/10) *ETS
Aveeno Active Naturals Facial Care product - $2.00 off any 1 (x2/10) *ETS and Excludes Cleansing Bars
Aveeno Active Naturals Body or Baby Care product - $2.00 off any 1 (x2/10) *ETS and Excludes Cleansing Bars
Benefiber Orange product - $2.00 off any 1 (x3/6)
Benefiber product - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/6)
Bic Disposable Shaver - BOGO up to $6.99 value (x2/21) *DND-5
Birds Eye Voila, bags - $1.50 off any 2 (x2/20)
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, bag - 50 cents off any 1 (x2/7)
Butterball Turkey Bacon, Smoked Sausage, or Lunchmeat  - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28) *Includes Deep Fried Turkey Lunchmeat
Campbell's Condensed "Great or Cooking" Soups - 30 cents off any 4 (x3/15)
Campbell's Soup at Hand Variety - 75 cents off any 2 (x2/21)
Celestial Seasonings Tea, box - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/10)
Chef Boyardee, 15oz+ cans or 7.5oz Microwaveable Cups - 35 cents off any 3 (x2/28)
Chef Boyardee, 14.5oz Microwaveable Bowl - 40 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Eraser Refill Pack FREE wby any Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Eraser Exfoliating Cleanser - up to $6.99 value (x2/10)
Clean & Clear product - $2.00 off any 1(x2/10) *ETS
Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste - 75 cents off any 1 (x1/30)
Cream of Wheat - 75 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
DanActive, 4pk or 8pk - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/15)
Danimals, 6pk drink, 12pk drink or 4pk Crush Cup - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/10)
Dannon 32 oz yogurt $1.00 off 2 (x3/7)
Dannon Light & Fit, 6pk - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/7)
Depend product - $1.50 off any 1 (x2/21)
Depend Guards for Men - $1 off any 1 (x2/21)
Dole All Natural Fruit Jars - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/31)
Dole Frozen Fruit products - $1.50 off any 2(x3/7)
Dole Fruit Bowls or Fruit Bowls in Gel - $1.00 off any 3 (x4/4)
Dole Fruit Parfaits - $1.00 off any 2 (x4/4)
Edge Shave Gel - 75 cents off any 1 (x3/6) *Excludes 2.75oz cans
Egg Beaters Product - 35 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Energizer Brand Batteries or Flashlight, any - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/27)
Finish Powder or Gel - 25 cents off any 1 (x2/7)
Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Agent or Turbo Dry - 40 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Finish Dishwasher Cleaner - 40 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Fisher Product, greater than 4oz - $1.00 off any 1 (x7/31) DND-5
GenTeal product - $1.50 off any 1 (x5/31)
Grande Tortilla Chips - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Halls Drops, 20ct+ - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/20)
Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate Bar or Bag, 3.5oz+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/14)
Hershey's Special Dark or Special Dark w/ Almonds Chocolate Bar, 1.45oz FREE wyb any Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate w/ Almonds, Special Dark, or Special Dark w/ Almonds Bar, 1.45-1.55oz - up to 85 cents value (x2/21)
High Liner Sea Cuisine product - $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Jell-O Refrigerated Mousse, Gelatin or Pudding Snacks - 35 cents off any 1 (x2/10)
Ken's Dressings - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Ken's Lite Accents Salad Dressing Sprays - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Ken's Marinade - $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Kotex Pads - $2.00 off any 2 (x3/7)
Kotex Liners or Security Tampons - $1.50 off any 2 (x3/7)
Lubiderm Body Lotion, Cream or Ointment - $2.00 off any 1 (x2/10) *Excludes 1fl.oz or 3.3fl.oz Lotion
Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol Can - $1.50 off any 1 (x2/8)
Mini Babybel Cheese - 55 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
Natures Bounty Your Life Men's or Women's Multi - $2.00 off any 1 (x2/23)
Natures Bounty Vitamins or Supplements - $1 off any 1(x2/23)
Natures Source Natural Cleaner - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/6)
Neuragen PN, 0.17fl.oz Bottle - $5.00 off the regular price of any 1 (x7/31)
Pediasure, 6pk - $2.00 off any 1 (x3/31) *Limit One Coupon Per Transaction
Pepperidge Farm Sandwich Bread or Rolls - 40 cents off any 1 (x3/7)
Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread, Bagels, or English Muffins - 40 cents off any 1 (x3/7)
Pledge Furniture Care Products - $2.00 off any 2 (x3/7)
Post-It Brand Notes - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/10)
Post-It Brand product - $1.00 off any 1 (x2/10)
Prevacid 24HR product - $3.00 off any 1(x2/6)
Purpose product - $2.00 off any 1 (x2/10) *ETS and Excludes Cleansing Bars
Ritz Crackerfuls Sandwich Crackers, 6oz/any variety - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31
RoC Product - $3.00 off any 1 (x2/10) *ETS
Sargento Salad Finishers or Potato Finishers - 50 cents off any 1 (x3/31)
Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Refills - $1.50 off any 2 (x3/7)
Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter kit - $3.00 off any 1 (x3/7)
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner - 75 cents off any 1 (x3/7)
Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 Starter Kit or Refills - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/7)
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/7)
Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All purpose Cleaner - 75 cents off any 1 (x3/7)
Shout Laundry product - 55 cents off any 1 (x3/6)
TARGET COUPON - PAMPERS save wyb BOTH Baby Wipes AND Diapers, 768ct+ baby wipes AND 160ct+ Swaddlers or 112ct+ Baby Dry or 92ct+ Cruisers - $7.00 off wyb BOTH (x2/20)
The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/31)
Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets, bag - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Umcka product - $2.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Breakfast FREE wyb any (5) Weight Watchers Smart Ones products - up to $3.89 value (x4/30)
Weight Watchers Smart Ones products - $3.00 off any 10 (x4/30)
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Flatbread FREE wyb any (3) Weight Watchers Smart Ones products - up to $3.89 value (x4/30)
Windex products - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/7)
Windex Multi-Surface product - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/7)
Woolite Oxy Deep or Pet Trigger - $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Woolite Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner - $1 off any 1 (x3/31)
Ziploc Brand Bags - 40 cents off any 1 (x3/6)
Ziploc Brand Bags - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/6)
Ziploc Brand Containers - 55 cents off any 1 (x3/6)
Ziploc Brand Containers - $1.50 off any 2 (x3/6)

MIR FORM - $10.00 Rebate by mail wyb $30.00 in products from 2 or more of the following brands: Ambi, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Purpose, Lubriderm, or RoC. Excludes tax, trial sizes and cleansing bars. Send form, CRT dated between 1/10/10 and 2/5/10.  Postmark by 2/5/10. One per household.

Coupon Preview by spendingimpaired.blogspot - this information may not be used without the permission of the Spending Impaired Momma blog owner.  ©2010

Coupon Preview 101: What is a Coupon Preview and How Would I Use It?

Coupon previews can be very beneficial.  For one, it gives you a head start on planning your shopping trips!  If you're running low on a product, it can help you decide to go ahead and get the item now, or if there is a coupon coming out soon that could allow you to save some money if you wait for a few days.

On most couponing forums there are also ad previews, anywhere from a week to a month early as well.  So you have plenty of time to find coupon matchups for the items you need.  By knowing the coupons ahead of time you can work on your shopping trips even more in detail.

Also it can help you decide how many papers you would like to purchase that coming weekend.  Don't see anything good?  Then maybe one or two copies of the paper will do.  See a ton of coupons you could use?  Then maybe this is one of those weeks you want to get 10, 20, or 50 papers! 

BUT, a word of caution.  Coupons vary widely by region.  The coupons I get in the Sunday paper could be better or worse than the ones carried in your paper.  You may get the same product, but different values.  My local grocery stores double coupons up to 99c in value.  So many times I'll get a $1.00 coupon, where someone in an area without doubles may get a 75c coupon.   Or you could get different brands completely. 

Larger city papers usually tend to have more/better coupons than the smaller town papers.  In my area I can get 3 papers which contain the coupons.  The large Pittsburgh Paper gets the most coupons.  The Greensburg Paper, the largest in my county, gets similar coupons to the Pittsburgh paper, but often they are missing a handful of products completely.  And the tiny town paper near where my parents live, get about the same coupons as the Greensburg paper, but sometimes may be missing an entire insert on weeks where there are General Mills or other small extra inserts.  Although, that paper is less than half the price of the Greensburg paper, so some weeks I have to weigh cost vs what coupons do I 'really' need.

But a Coupon Preview can also just give you an idea of what coupons will be out there that next week on coupon clipping sites, in trading forums, or on ebay. If you get a value not as good as the ones I show, then at least you know about that higher value coupon and can search it out! 

I've also heard of people printing out the coupon lists and keeping them in a binder or with their inserts.  It can make a nice 'index' of the coupons out there. 

Hope that helps explain the benefits of a Coupon Preview!

Coupon Previews - a little venting and a tad of rant

I usually post the a coupon preview on several couponing forums, but will be posting them here from now on.

For a little over a year now, I would post the coupons coming in the coming Sunday's paper on Tuesdays.  And yeah, other blogs and sites would copy/paste the list to their site - sometimes giving thanks to me - sometimes not.  Typing the coupons usually takes between 1 hour for a not-so-good-week, up to 4 hours for weeks like 1/3/10 when there were 5 inserts!  So I would get a little upset that someone couldn't take the time to write 'Thanks to' with my name and the forum they found it on.  But being that the list was getting out there and benefiting fellow couponers, I let it slide and never said anything.

Well, that's changed.  All of the sites I was posting the previews on have a TOS clause that gives them license to use anything you post in any way they want - without any compensation.  So if they would copy every one of my posts and publish a book out of them - they have that right according to the Terms Of Service.

Of course, when I read that section of the TOS, I thought more along the lines that if that site wanted to tweet or post the list on facebook, or have some kind of Alerts site - they could use the information you posted.  That's fine.  But was I was wrong!  One of the sites decided to make a whole website containing my work to provide a source of income to themselves.  Some weeks they would give a 'Thanks to', other times not.

I did some digging to find out just who was using my work - at first I thought it might be a random forum member trying to make a buck.  But using my experience as a web researcher, I eventually found out that the preview site was owned by the same owners as one of the coupon forums!

Now, I don't know what upset me more.  The fact that this site just used my hard work without even considering my time and effort, or the fact that I let them do it by agreeing to the TOS and posting the lists to the site! Argh!

Sooo, that being said.  If you would like to use my coupon or ad previews for a site other than your own personal blog or coupon forum - please contact me first!  If you would like to post it to a coupon forum or blog -  you MUST include the copyright disclaimer and/or give credit/thanks to SpendingImpaired or Spending Impaired Momma!

I won't stop posting on forums though.  I am still active on a couple that I trust.  Thanks for reading, and I'm sorry but I really needed to vent!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stockpiling 101: How does it save you money?

I've been asked many times, "What is a stockpile, and why on earth do you do it?!"  And I have to admit, the first time I heard someone mention stockpiling I immediately thought they must be part of a radical group.  You know, someone who thinks the world is ending, or that WWIII is just around the corner?  I envisioned a basement full of ammunition, generators, and vats of canned food!

In actuality, stockpiling is just stocking up on items you and your family uses when that item hits it's 'rock-bottom-price', enough to last you until the next sale at least.

After couponing for a while, you'll find that most items go on sale in cycles.  Every three months or so is the norm, but others may go on sale once a month, or once a year. Take ketchup for example.  You're lucky to find a good sale, along with a coupon matchup, maybe once or twice a year.  Baking staples you generally have to wait until just before the holidays to find a sale and coupon out at the same time.

Some people think that if you coupon, you can't be brand specific.  That's not true.  We only eat Heinz Ketchup, my son will only eat Eggo Waffles, my husband will only use VO5 Shampoo and Conditioner.  I have no problem stockpiling specific brands.

Ok - so why stockpile?  Note - math alert! Remember back in school when you couldn't figure out why you had to learn math?  Now is one of those times you'll need it!

Take my son's waffles.  He eats 4 a day.  There's 12 in a pack.  That's 3 day's worth.  They go on sale with a good coupon matchup, maybe, every 3 or 4 months.  Now, he's here half the time, so for a month, I'll need 4 x 16 (figuring half of 31 days in a month).  That's 64 waffles, or a little more than 5 boxes.  Rounding up, that's 6 boxes a month, for at least 3 months - that means when there is a good coupon out, and a sale, I need to buy 18-20 boxes!  Oh my! Why would I want to do that?!

Let's look at the math some more :-)

Waffles are normally $2.25 a box
If we use about 2 boxes a week, that would cost me $4.50 a week.

When waffles are on sale, they usually go down to $2.00 a box.
That would be $4.00 a week, a savings of 50 cents.  eh..not very good.

The coupon that usually comes out is 75c off one box, and my grocery store doubles coupons.  So that $1.50 off
If I used two coupons and bought 2 coupons the week that they're on sale, it would cost me $1.00 for that week. Wow, that's a nice savings of $3.50

But if I get 20 of that 75c coupon and use them when the waffles are $2.00 a box,  I would pay $10.00 for 20 boxes.

Even more math - If I paid $2.00 a box for 20 boxes that would be $40.00, and if I bought the same 20 boxes paying full price, it would be $45.00

So by stockpiling 20 boxes every time they go on sale, I'm saving $35.00!  See how all those little cents add up to big savings when you stockpile!?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Coming Soon

Well, I'm going to give my hand at blogging a try..... I'm a stay at home mom of three, and as you can see from the name of the blog, I'm spending impaired. I hate spending money and scour the web every day trying to find the best deals using coupons.

At the end of 2009, I added up all my spending at the four stores I frequent the most - Giant Eagle, Rite Aid, Target and Walmart. My average spending for groceries, per week, for a family of 5 was 75$. This includes our weekly food, and stockpiling. I never buy just 1 of anything on sale! Well, 99.9% of the time anyway :-) Total savings for the year was over $16,000!

So....I guess I'm off to figure out the next deal, and just where I want to take this blog!