Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rite Aid 1/30-2/5

This week is crazy, just looking at the ad gives me a shopping high and headache! Don't forget to head to video values. Lots of store coupons there, also if you watch 16 beauty videos you can earn a $4/$20 coupon and if you watch 14 wellness videos you can earn a $2 off coupon.
*Don't forget the Buy & Save Promo (Spend $100 on select items get a $20 + Up-through 2/26)) and the Heart Healthy Promo (Spend $50 on select items get $20 + Up or spend $30 get $10 +Up-through 3/26)
Freebies: (check in promo below for more freebies too!)
  • Colgate Total Advance or Enamel Strength $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 1/16 SS or Jan All You
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =1 cent overage
  • *Buy & Save Item and & Heart Healthy Item

  • Coricidin HP $5.99
  • Use $2/1 from
  • Stack with $2/1 video values coupon
  • Get $4 + UP
  • =$2.01 overage
  • *Healthy Heart Item!

  • AMO Complete Contact Soluton $7.99
  • Use $1/1 from 1/2 SS
  • $7.99 SCR
  • =$1 overage!

  • Neuragen Gel $19.99
  • Use $5/1 from
  • $19.99 SCR
  • =$5 overage!

  • Stayfree Pads B1G1 Free
  • Use B1G1 Free from 1/9 SS
  • =Two for Free!
  • Buy & Save Item

  • Cover Girl B1G1 50% off
  • Use $2.50/2 from 1/31 P&G
  • Get 2 $1 + Ups

  • Bayer Aspirin B1G1 50% off
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 1/2 SS or 1/30 SS
  • Stack with $1 video value coupon
  • $2 + Up 0n 2
  • *Buy & Save and Heart Healthy item

  • Lansinoh, Avent, and Baby Free Items B1G1 50% off
  • *Avent Buy & Save item

  • Huggies $8.99
  • Use $2/1 from 1/23 SS
  • =$6.99
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • L'Oreal Youth Code $24.99-$34.99 (plus wellness discount)
  • Use $5 or $10 video values coupon
  • $5 SCR
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Axe Body Spray or Deodorant 2 for $9
  • Use B1G1 Free from 1/30 RP
  • $3 + Up 0n 2
  • =$1.50 for 2!
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Almay Eye B1G1 50% off
  • Use 2 $2/1 from 1/23 SS
  • $2 SCR
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Revlon Foundation B1G1 50% off
  • Use 2 $2/1 from 1/16 SS
  • $2 SCR
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Gillette Pro Fusion Razor $9.99
  • Use $4/1 from 1/30 P&G
  • $5 + Up
  • =99 cents!

  • Gillette Deodorant B1G1 50% off
  • Use B1G1 Free from 1/30 P&G
  • Get $5 +Up when you spend $20

  • Glad Trash Bags $3.99
  • Use $3/1 printable (no longer available)
  • =99 cents!

  • Jif Peanut Butter $1.99
  • Use $1/2 from video values
  • Get 2 $1 + Ups
  • =49 cents each!
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Smuckers Jam $1.99
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =99 cents!

  • Bic Disposable Razors B1G1 50%off
  • Use B1G1 from 1/9 SS

Promos: +Up your game, receive $5 + Up when you spend $15 on participating items. Thanks i heart rite aid for the heads up on the monthly snack + UPs
  • Dixie Plates,Cups, Bowls B1G1 Free
  • Use $3/2 from video values (plates)
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Edy's Ice Cream $2.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =99 cents
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Lays Stax $1
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =Free!
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Planters Peanuts B1G1 Free
  • Get 2 $1 + Up (24 0z)
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Nabisco Crackers 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 1/30 SS
  • Get 2 $1 + Ups
  • =$1 each!
  • *Buy & Save Item

  • Chex Mix 2 for $3
  • Use 0.50/2 from 1/30 SS
  • Stack with 0.50/1 from video values
  • Get 2 $1 + Ups
  • =2 for FREE!
  • *Buy & Save Item

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Rite Aid Recap

  1. Added $2.50 from my Care Givers Marketplace rebate
  2. Spent $1.15 from my cash envelope and $1.79 out of pocket
  3. Retail Amount to date: $203.77
  4. Earned $11.94 in +Ups, plus $12.94 towards Winter Rewards, plus still have my $20 Resolutions Rewards
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $1.79

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Albertsons 1/26-2/1

Pretty slow this are the best deals I see.
In ad Manufacturer's Coupons: (Not all are good deals)
  • Breyer's Ice Cream or Bars 2 for $5
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce 2 for $2
  • Skippy Peanut Butter 2 for $2
  • Best Foods Mayo 2 for $6
  • Wish Bone Salad Dressing 2 for $3
  • Bertolli Meals for Two or Oven Bake $5.99
  • Klondike Bars 2 for $5
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter $2.59 each
  • Suave Body Wash, Deodorant, Shampoo, or Conditioner 2 for $2
  • Suave Lotion, Vaseline Lotion, or Q-Tips $1/2
  • Land O'Frost Lunch Meat $2.99
  • Free Birds Eye Steamfresh Selects when you buy 1 Van De Kamp's Frozen Seafood ($5.99)


  • Braeburn Apples 68 cents/lb
  • Doritos $1.99
  • Green Bell Peppers 79 cents
  • Birds Eye Steam Fresh Veggies $1, use $1/3 from 1/23 SS=67 cents each
  • Minute Maid Orange Juice $2.50, use B1G1 Free coupons from Facebook (no longer available)=$1.25 each
  • Softsoap 99 cents, use 0.35/1 from 1/2 SS=64 cents


1. Buy 4 General Mills Products and get them for $1.75 each

  • Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, use $1/2 from 1/9 SS=$1.25 each
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, use 0.50/2 from 1/2 GM=$1.50 each
  • Nature Valley Granola Bars, use 0.75/2 from 1/2 GM=$1.38 each (catalinas over)

2. Save $5 instantly when you buy 10 participating products (Coca-Cola Drink Products), best deal:

  • Vitamin Water 75 cents each (after instant savings) use B1G1 Free from be gone) or use $3/10 from Albertsons coupon email or get it out of the Savings for You coupon book located in the store=45 cents each when you buy 10!

*Don't forget there is a $2 off $10 Alberton's Brand products in the Savings for You coupon booklet. One deal idea mandarin oranges are 10 for $10, so you could get them for 80 cents each.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Giveaway Winner

I had my husband anonymously read the entries and he selected Krysta. We both loved "frizztastic" I may have to use that! Email me your address and I will send your kit out to you. Please let us know how you like it! Thanks to everyone for entering, I will more giveaways coming soon.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rite Aid 1/23-1/29

Okay, I am going to attempt matchups this week. It is the start of a new SCR catalog and video values month. Also, there are Winter Rewards this month (it appears to be very similar to Resolution Rewards), which you buy "Buy & Save" items and when you have earned $100, you get a $20 + Up. Overall, kind of a slower week, I guess we will have to wait until those "mystery" monthly +Ups come up.
  • Starbursts 50 cents
  • Use 0.50/2
  • Stack with 0.25/1 from Jan and Feb video values
  • =2 for free!, plus Buy and Save item!
  • Nature Made Fish Oil and CoQ10 vitamins
  • Use $4/1 from Feb All You (fish) and/or $6/1 from Feb All You (CoQ)
  • Stack with $3/1 Jan or Feb Video Values (fish)
  • Spend $30 get $16 +UPs
  • Submit for $5 manufacturer's rebate when you spend $30 on Nature Made, form found in 1/16 SS
  • *Certain varieties also qualify for the spend $30 get $10+ Up for Heart Health (see SCR catalog for details)
  • =easily could be free or money maker, also part of Buy & Save

  • GE Light Bulbs 4 pack $1.99
  • Use $1/1 from 1/9 SS
  • Get $1.99 + UP
  • =$1 overage (limit of 6 per wellness card), plus Buy and Save item!


  • Colgate Total 2 for $5
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 1/16 SS
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =50 cents each, Buy and Save item

  • Spray N Wash $2
  • Use 2 0.50/1 from 1/2 SS
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each!

  • Clear Care $7.99
  • Use $3/1 from 12/5 SS
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =$2.99

  • Claritin-D
  • Use $4/1 from 1/23 SS
  • Stack $3/1 in ad coupon
  • Get $2 + UP
  • $2 SCR
  • =$11 off!

  • L'Oreal Eye Makeup B1G1 50% off
  • Use $2/1 from 1/23 RP
  • $3 SCR on 2
  • Part of Buy $15 get $5 +UP , Buy & Save item

  • Cetaphil $1 off regular retail
  • Use $2/1 from various magazine (Parents, Family Circle)
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$5 off!

  • Almay Eye $6.99
  • Use $2/1 from 1/23 SS
  • $2 SCR
  • =$2.99, Buy & Save item

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Albertsons Catalinas!

I still got it! I was beginning to wonder if I would ever see Albertsons again...but last night I got to escape for an hour to go shopping! Anyway, I got $3 Quaker cat, $2.50 Nature Valley cat, and the cat for free water (24 pack, up to $ my past experience, these kind of coupons will just automatically deduct $4.50, even if the water is priced for less.) If you do this deal, you might want to hold on to the free water catalina for this catalina:

Arrowhead Water 24 packs between 1/19-2/11,
  • Buy 2 get $1 cat
  • Buy 3 get $2 cat
  • Buy 4 get $5 cat!

In the past there has always been a great sale to go with this catalina promo, so let's keep our eyes open and fingers crossed.

Rite Aid Recap

I did two transactions, because on the first one I was $7 short to get my Resolutions Rewards. I guess the Wellness discount threw me off because I thought my total was enough. The diapers weren't on any great sale, but we needed them and I get them 20% off with Wellness, plus the qualifies for Resolutions Rewards. It was okay though, because I got some more free toilet paper (limit is 3 now, not 1) and money maker snacks and pens.

Recap from both transactions:

  1. Added $8 from my December SCR
  2. Spent $24.37 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $178.07
  4. Earned $9 in + Ups, plus $20 Resolution Reward
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $0

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Albertsons best deals

Confession...I haven't been grocery shopping (other than milk/juice/a few produce items) since mid December. It is great to have a fully stocked pantry and freezer to be able to eat out of. However, a couple of great deals at Albertsons that I am going to venture out for.

Promo: Quaker (this is all my kids like for breakfast and I literally finished up the last box today). Save $3 instantly when you buy 5 participating items. (prices after instant savings)
  • Quaker Life, Cap'n Crunch, Chewy Granola Bars, Oatmeal Squares Cereal or Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix $1.50
  • Trop 50 or Tropicana Orange Juice $2.39, use $1/2 from 1/2 RP (personally I think Trop 50 is NASTY, do you like it?)
  • Aunt Jemima Syrup or Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quick or Old Fashioned Oats $1.90, use $1/1 from 1/2 RP or $1/1 printables (no longer available) or $1/1 from Feb. All You=90 cents...but wait

Starting 1/21 there is also a catalina (on instant oatmeal) Buy 3 Get $1.00 catalina, Buy 4 Get $2.00 catalina , Buy 5+ Get $3.00 catalina, so after coupons, instant savings and promo...$1.50 for 5 boxes or 0.30/box!!

Nature Valley Granola Bars $3, two catalinas...

  • When you buy 4 Fiber One Bars or Nature Valley Bars or Thins get a case of FREE water up to a $4.50 value on your next purchase and
  • Buy 3 Get $1.50 catalina, Buy 4 Get $2.50 catalina, Buy 5+ Get $3.50 catalina

Buy 4, use 2 0.50/1 from and $1/2 from, pay $10, get back $2.50 catalina and catalina for free case of water!

Store coupon: Free Clorox Bleach when you buy all detergent, use $1/1 from 1/16 SS (all)

*I will post more matchups in future weeks, just short on time right now...

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Full Cup 30 day Challenge

I realize I am a little obsessed with contests right now...I just am little housebound with my newborn, so the computer is my outlet! I found a fun 30 day challenge though over at a full cup.

I have talked before about
a full cup. It is the most comprehensive coupon search site I have found. They also have ads posted and forums with current deals. Right now they are having a 30 day challenge. Every day a new challenge will pop up (today's challenge is to "like" a full cup on facebook). Once you have completed that challenge, you go back and post a comment on that day's forum about it. You can participate in as many or as few challenges as you like. Each day one person will win a AFC tote bag and they will also give away 6 $50 Amazon gift card throughout the challenge. This is also a good way to introduce yourself to a full cup and how it works. Let me know if you plan on participating and if you win something! For all the details,

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Garnier/Cosmo Giveaway!

Back in October I entered a short essay contest sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Garnier. I had to tell in 100 words or less why I would like to try Garnier Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector. Well, that was simple, I have four kids, no time, frizzy hair, and I live in a humid climate. Anyway, I was chosen and I received this in the mail to share with friends! I also tried and reviewed the product.

My hair styler or anything done to it, basically wash and wear.

Same day, after using the product. It is a chemical product that you put in your hair, leave for 20 minutes then rinse out. The sleekness is supposed to last for seven washes (I usually wash my hair every other day, it seems to work better that way).

Today, after 7 washes, still pretty straight. I also tried to wear my hair wavy with the product (following the directions). It worked the first day, but the second day, it was BIG and frizzy. I liked this product although it was still time consuming, but I will definitely try this product again sometime.

Now on to the giveaway. I saved one set for a lucky reader. You will get everything pictured below so you can try it on your own hair. Just leave a comment on why you would like to try Garnier Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector. You have until Sunday to enter. Good Luck!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Milk and OJ for a year!

Two fun new sweeps, the prize for both is 52 free coupons, or milk or OJ for a year. Like Florida's Natural on facebook and you can enter once a week to win free juice. Click here

Go to and enter daily to win free milk for a year. Click

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rite Aid Recap

  1. Added $16.89 to my envelope from refund
  2. Spent $2.48 from my cash
  3. Retail amount to date: $109.03
  4. Earned $6 in + Ups
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $0

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vote for Survivor Casting Call

Head on over to Survivor Casting Call to vote on the top 10 finalists. Rick Nelson is from my (almost) hometown, Aurora, UT, population 900. Vote for Nelson Ranch to get him on the show! You can vote once a day until January 25.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Win a Dream Wedding Package!

If you are planning on getting married this summer, you might want to enter this contest. Roseburgs Wedding of the Year contest is for engaged couples and offer a dream wedding package of $14,000. There are a few stipulations, including you must be married on July 17, 2011 in front of the Douglas County Courthouse, for more info check out the Rules.

The prize package includes:

  • Leif Photography - Deluxe Coverage Photography Package valued at $3,695;
  • Occasionally Yours Party Rentals valued up to $1200;
  • Brix 527, Dino’s, Jasmines Catering & Event Center; Little Brothers Pub; Fine Things Catering; Los Dos Amigos – catered wedding reception dinner for 80 People valued up to $2,400;
  • Hanson Jewelers - 45 ct. center diamond valued at $1,250;
  • Gold Fantasy’s Jewelers – custom wedding ring mounting valued up to $1,250;
  • Parkside Flowers – 10 - $50 center arrangements, 1- $200 bridal bouquet, 1 - $50 bridesmaids bouquet, 2-$12.50 boutonnieres total value up to $775;
  • Northwest Outdoors/Northwest Lifestyles - honeymoon apparel value $600;
  • Formally Yours Tuxedo - 5 men’s tuxedos value $558;
  • Party Time/Linen Express valued at $500;
  • Roseburg Book & Stationery - invitations and return RSVP value $500;
  • Roseburg Piano Academy - live piano music valued at $500 ;
  • Aromatica’s Feast Catering & Bakery - wedding cake value $300;
  • Second Place Prize: $500 Downtown Dollars to be spent at any sponsor's downtown business.
  • Third Place Prize: $250 Downtown Dollars to be spent at any sponsor's downtown business.

Good luck!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Rite Aid Recap

My first transaction of 2011, here is the breakdown:
*I started the year with, $1.08 cash, $20 gift of savings, and $13 +Ups
  1. Didn't add any rebates
  2. Spent 47 cents, also used my $20 gift of savings
  3. Retail amount to date: $44.26
  4. Earned $3 in +Ups (plus still have $7 +Ups left over)
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $0

Houseparty updates and Sweeps

House Party has some exciting things happening for the new year. First lots of new parties are available to apply for:
  • I Heart Tru Moo (available in select states only)
  • Artisan Ovens Flatbread Inspiration (select states only)
  • Fresch from the Silver Screen
  • Pull-ups Potty Dance Day
  • Zatarain's Brings Mardi Gras Home
  • Philly Dinnertime Dilemma
  • Plus others coming soon!

Go here to apply and for more info. What is houseparty? A site that gives you samples, freebies, and other swag from companies. Often this is in conjunction with the release of a new product or promotion. The party kits are complete free and no selling or promotion is required, just sharing freebies with your friends! If you want to read about my experiences with different house parties, please check here. Also, if you have one a recent house party, please let us know about your experience!

Also going on at houseparty, a fun sweepstakes with tons of prizes, including IPad, cameras, trips, money, and more. Go here to enter daily. I believe this sweeps runs through 2011, so lots of chances to get great prizes.

HGTV Dream Home 2011

It is that time of year again...HGTV is giving away a Dream Home. You can enter once daily through February 18 on HGTV and front door. The winner will receive this fantastic vacation home in Stowe Vermont, $500,000, and a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali. I know it a long shot...but as I always say, someone has to WIN.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Baby Girl is here!

My sweet baby girl arrived on December 29, weighing 6 lbs 15 ozs. We are loving her to pieces. Life is crazy with 4 kids under 8, but we are excited for this new adventure. Posting may be sporatic and lacking in the next few weeks, but I still love shopping and blogging, so I will still post some. I am going to do a giveaway in the next few days, so check back.