Sunday, January 30, 2011

CVS Sales & Coupons 01.30.2011 thru 01.05.2011 ~ Actual Purchase


Last week was a CRAZY week for me. We left 10:30 Friday evening for South Carolina and rolled back into town this morning (Sunday) around 8:30… Our logging business (aka The Hubby) needed my attention so my focus shifted a bit… Hopefully, we’ll have all the loose ends tied up this week. MY POINT… I didn’t get to go shopping AT ALL LAST WEEK! The con… I missed out on a few freebies… The pro… I STILL HAVE MY CVS ECB’S and WOW… this week they’ve got some smoking deals!

I’m going to share with you what I plan to buy Instead of listing every single item in the flyer & telling you where you can find a coupon to go along with it… There are two reasons I’m shifting gears…

• Coupon Database ~ you can NOW search the coupon database (found at the very bottom of My Mailbox Madness) and find ALMOST any coupon you need…
• If I show you what I plan to buy it just may be easier for you to learn how to get the great deals I get.

Transaction 1

Skippy Peanut Butter (10) 3/$5
Use 01.20.2011 RP Unilever Insert Coupon (5) $1/2
Use ECB's $10
Final Cost 10/$1.66 or $0.17 each
Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB Select Unilver Products

Olay Body Wash or Total Effects Body Lotion 1/$6
Olay Moisturizer (unknown)
Secret Deodorant (3) 2/$5
Use 01.30.2011 P&G Insert Coupon B1G1 Olay Moisturizer WYB Body Wash (up to $6)
Use 12.26.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $2/1 Body Wash
Use P&G MIR Saving's Booklet Coupon $1/1 Secret
Use 01.30.2011 P&G Insert Coupon B1G1 Secret WYB Olay Bar or Body Wash
Use 01.09.2011 RP Insert Coupon B2G1 Secret WYB 2 Secret
Final Cost 5/$5.50 (1) Body Wash, (1) Moisturizer & (3) Deodorant
$2 ECB's WYB Olay Body Wash
Limit 1 ECB's
The Price of Moisturizer was higher than I thought it would be

Herbal Essences & Aussie Hairspray 2/$5.97
Use MIR Savings Booklet Coupon (2) $1/1
Final Cost 2/$3.97 (2) Herbal Essences Shampoo (1) Aussie Hairspray
$2 ECB's WYB2 Aussie or Herbal Essences
Limit 1 ECB's

Soft Soap (8) 1/$2
Use 01.30.2011 SS Insert Coupon (4) $1/2
Final Cost 8/$12 or $1.50 each
Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB select Irish Spring or Soft Soap Products
On Sale at Kmart for $0.99 (up to 5) or $1.29

Dove Visible Care (2) 1/$1.99
Use 01.30.2011 RP Unilever Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 2/$1.98 or $0.99 each
Limit 2

Dove Shampoo (5) 2/$6
Use 01.30.2011 RP Unilever Insert Coupon (4) $1/1
Use 01.30.2011 RP Unilever Insert Coupon $0.75/1
Final Cost 5/$10.25 or $2.05 each
Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB select Dove Products

Less $4/$20  Coupon

Transaction 1 Total $13.87 OOP + Sales Tax $2 = $15.87

Transaction 2
Bounty Paper Towels (2) 1/$6.97
Use 01.30.2011 P&G Insert Coupon (2) $1/1
Final Cost 2/$11.94 or $0.75 Per Roll

Puffs (10) 1/$1
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $1/6
Final Cost 10/$9 or $0.90 each

Dawn (3) 1/$0.97
Use MIR Saving Booklet Coupon $0.50/1
Final Cost 3/$1.41 or $0.47 each

Crest Pro Health 1/$2.99
Use P&G Insert Coupon $2/1
Final Cost 1/$0.99
OOS

Charmin 9 Roll 1/$7
Use UPromise eCoupon $1/1 or
Use MIR Savings Book Coupon $1/1
Final Cost FREE + overage WYB $25 worth of select P&G Products

Dove Visible Care (2) 1/$1.99
Use 01.30.2011 RP Unilever Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 2/$1.98 or $0.99 each
Limit 2

Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup (10) 2/$1
Use 12.12.2010 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1/5
Final Cost 10/$3 or $0.30 each
Limit 10

QTips 375 Count (5) 1/$1.99
Use 01.30.2011 Redplum Unilever Coupon (5) $0.30/1
Final Cost 5/$8.45 or $1.69 each

Bic Disposable Razors (4) B1G1 50% off
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $2/1
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon B1G1
Final Cost Varies
Bought at KMart

Use ECB'S $5
Use ECB'S $2
Use ECB'S $2
Use ECB's $5
Use ECB's $5

Transaction 2 Total $20.80 OOP + Sales Tax $2.94 = $23.74

Total Store Purchase $39.61 OOP

Earn Prizes for Using Coupons!


I know I talk about Swag Bucks ALOT... BUT I wanted to let you guys in on another great thing feature Swag Bucks Offers... In my previous posts I wrote about how by simply downloading and using the Swag Bucks search engine you earn points toward awesome prizes...

There's another way to earn Swag Bucks... Sign up with Swag Bucks HERE ~ Click on Earn and select Coupons.  For every coupon you print from the Swag Bucks sight AND redeem you earn 10 Swag Bucks. 

eCoupons


A big thank you goes to Carol for reminding me about the UPromise eCoupon program. I have to admit ~ I forgot all about it. When she mentioned it to me this morning and I looked at her like she had two heads... I had signed up for the UPromise eCoupons back in November and you should too...


Two big reasons why... CVS & Rite Aid.

You can add any of the eCoupons from UPromise to your CVS & Rite Aid Card. Tops is listed as well but for some reason the coupons don't show up on the Bonus Cards. I'm not sure why... maybe UPromise and Tops are in the process of making it happen (hence, the reason the Tops Bonus Card is listed)... We'll see... I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

UPromise has alot of other things to offer but... you'll see all that when you register.

Anywho... Click HERE register with UPromise and start adding coupons to your CVS & Rite Aid cards...

Friday, January 28, 2011

My Mailbox Madness One Stop Coupon Shop....

I can't express how excited I am to share the new Coupon Database with My Mailbox Madness reader's... I have been working on this for awhile now... and to be able to finally share it is super exciting!

You can find the database by scrolling to the bottom of My Mailbox Madness...

To utilize the database... In the DESCRIPTION box... type the word DOVE

EVERY COUPON with DOVE in the name or description will be displayed. The database includes coupons that can be printed from the internet, coupons that can be found in magazines, coupons from the Sunday paper inserts and even coupons that you might find on a display shelf!

Try it out and see for yourself... Scroll to the bottom of My Mailbox Madness and start searching!

"Hey Downy fans—how about a BONUS giveaway? We thought you might like that. Sometime tomorrow we’ll be giving away 10,000 Ultra Downy April Fresh samples. Remember to ‘like’ Downy and the Mike in the Window tab for updates. Mike is taking the Clean Sheet Week challenge and now you can too!"  Click HERE to be redirected to the Downy Facebook Fan Page. 

Reminder: The Downy Free T-Shirt Giveaway will go Live at 3 PM EST today! 

Free Candle at Bath & Body Works


Get a free candle from Bath & Body Works!  Choose from Pink Sangria or Island Colada.  The offer is valid in stores & online 01.28.2011 thru 01.30.2011.  Use code FBS11366 online (shipping charges apply) or click HERE for a printable coupon to use in store.    

Big Appliance Purchase ~ LG Refrigerator

We've known for a few months now that our ‘frig was on its way out… But, just like every other big purchase we make we've been putting it off. The time came when the hubby poured cottage cheese instead of milk in his coffee Thursday morning… (Ewe…) Either we needed to start using the snow to keep our perishable's cold or go buy a new refrigerator. I'm thrifty and sometimes just down-right cheap but I'm not quite ready to go Amish just yet.


After discussing our options and deciding that we didn't want a used refrigerator we set our budget. We took ONLY our budgeted amount of cash with us and left the checkbook and check card at home.

Did you know…?
Ice Makers are an add on and cost around $50 more (varies per model)
No Spill Shelves are an add on and cost around $100 more (varies per model)

First stop… Bessecker & Coss…
We found nothing at Bessecker & Coss that really jumped out at us... but took note of the lowest priced refrigerator at $750.

On to K-Mart (Sears) we went...
While K-Mart (Sears) had a very budget friendly refrigerator at $390.00 the capacity was less than desirable.

Next up… the Home Depot.
We found a refrigerator that we were interested in ~ a PERFECT FIT for the space we were filling. The capacity was larger than I hoped for (a plus!!) and it had adjustable door shelves... I asked the salesman to check their stock for that model without an ice maker. They didn't have one... I was NOT paying for an icemaker. We told him that we WOULD be buying a refrigerator from someone today... whether it was Home Depot or another store we were taking home a new refrigerator but I WAS NOT PAYING FOR AN ICEMAKER. We waited while the salesman called the manager. The manager was not willing to give us $50 off the refrigerator… so, we left.

After we were in the truck I looked at Ron and said I really want that refrigerator but there isn’t any sense in paying for an ice maker that we’ll never use… I’m calling the manager myself. So, I did and this is what I said…

Hi, my husband and I were just there looking at refrigerator’s… we found one that’s perfect and I would love to take it home BUT, it has an ice maker and I can’t see paying for an ice maker that we’re never going to use. You don’t have the same model in stock that comes without an ice maker… We are buying a refrigerator today, from someone… and right now… we’re headed back to K-Mart BUT I wanted to talk to you personally and be sure that you understood why we were asking for an additional $50 off.

The manager asked me what the original price was… what the sale price was and what we were willing to pay (before tax)… Then she said come back and we’ll have it waiting for you at the service desk.  Hot Diggity Dog... and we were on our way... back to Home Depot.   

I’ve done my research and have found that the price we paid was the absolute lowest price we could have paid (and then even lower yet) for our particular model… YIPPEE! 

LG Model Number LBC22520SW (With an Ice Maker)

• The adjustable door shelves are awesome! I’ve got the “Design a Door Bins” situated perfectly to suit our needs. PLUS they’re large enough to hold gallon jugs! I could go on and on about the space in the door shelves… Our old refrigerator didn’t have nearly enough door shelf space to hold all our condiments but this one has plenty of room and then some!

• The capacity is 22.4 Cubic Feet ~ HUGE in comparison to our beat up broken down old refrigerator.

• I like that the freezer is on the bottom. Simply because everything in the refrigerator is at eye level.

• The storage rack in the freezer slides out for easy access.

• The refrigerator beeps if the door is ajar… if something prevents the door from shutting all the way… the alarm will let you know!

• Energy Star Qualified ~ Estimated yearly operating cost = $50… I can’t wait to see the difference in my electric bill! Our old refrigerator never stopped running… RG&E just may have to pay me!

• Our old ‘frig… you could hear humming from another room… this ‘frig… you have to get right up next to it just to “double check”… hee hee ~ I bet it has something to do with the LoDecibel Quiet Operation feature.

• The controls to adjust the temperature are electronic… that’s a change for us… compared to the old “dial” temperature adjusters… we now have a refrigerator that’s in the electronic age! WOO HOO!




        






I am 110% satisfied with our new LG Refrigerator… and Ron's favorite thing about it... It keeps the milk cold... Life's Good!

Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day!!


Surf the internet as you naturally do to earn points that can be used on awesome prizes!  Friday is Mega Swag Bucks day which means you have better odds of winning higher denominations!  I am up to 280 Swagbucks and have my eye on a BIG PRIZE...  I've been wanting a new camera for a little while now and I'm aiming for a Cannon Digital Camera.  Click HERE to start earning with Swagbucks!  

 

Hot Deal Power Gardz


B1G1 Free Power Gardz. Save 10-30% or more on your electric bill! Click HERE to see a demo! Click HERE to be redirected to GM Construction.  Contact GM Construction HERE to learn more about how to get your hands on this great deal.  Offer Ends January 31, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

February 2011 Rite Aid Video Values


February 2011 Rite Aid Video Values Coupons The following video's will be availble to watch on Sunday, January 23, 2011 thru February 26, 2011.  All Coupons will expire March 26, 2011. 

My suggestion: Watch ALL the Rite Aid video's even if you don't think you'll use them. 

In addition to this month's Video Value's Coupon there are a TWO bonus coupons... the Rite Aid Winter Rewards (RAWR) & the Beauty Bonus (BB):

Rite Aid Winter Rewards (RAWR):
Save over $14
Watch any 10 of the 12 RED color coded video's to get a coupon for $2 off any non prescription merchandise.  Click HERE to watch the Rite Aid Winter Rewards Video's.   

Beauty Bonus (BB):
$4/$20
Watch all 16 of the PURPLE color coded video's to get a coupon for $4 off any purchase of $20.  These video's are worth credits ONLY.  Each video is worth 1 credit toward the 16 credits needed to earn the $4/$20 coupon.  Click HERE to watch the Rite Aid Beauty Bonus Video's.  

Other coupons can be found under the following 6 catergories:

Love is in the Air:
Save up to $15
Follow Cupid's Arrow to the 5 Rite Aid Video's color coded BLUE.  Click HERE to watch the Love is in the Air video's.

As seen on TV:   
Save up to $22
Twelve (12) coupons for items as seen on TV are available and color coded GREEN.  Click HERE to watch the As seen on TV video's. 

Heart Health:
Save up to $22
Heart healthy changes can change your life & your saving's when you watch the 11 video's color coded ORANGE.  Click HERE to save up to $22 by watching the Heart Health Video's.    In addition, Wellness + members get $20 +UP Reward with $50 purchase of select heart healthy product or $10 +UP Reward with a $30 purchase of select heart healthy products!  Click HERE for more details.

Snack Time:
Save up to $8
Watch the eight MAROON color coded video's to save up to $8 on some of your favorite snacks.  Click HERE to watch the Snack Time Video's. 

Exclusive Rite Aid Offers:
Save over $4
Three exclusive Rite Aid video offers are color coded VIOLET.  Click HERE to watch the Exclusive Rite Aid Offers. 

Other Great Offers:
Save over $50
There are 20 video's to watch under Great Offers.  Great Offer video's are color coded BLACK.  Click HERE to watch all Great Offers video's.

Allstar Products
$2.00 off Emery Cat Board
$4.00 off Snuggie
$2.00 off Wonderfile

Bayer
$1.00 off Bayer Aspirin
$1.00 off Nature's Bounty One a Day Vitamin

Cadbury
$0.50 off Hall's 30 ct. + 1 Credit toward RAWR
$0.50 off Trident Vitality

Del Labs
Sally Hansen 1 Credit toward BB

DermaSilk
DermaSilk 1 Credit toward BB
$5.00 off DermaSilk

Fuji
$3.99 off Fuji - Specialty print collage novelty print, magazine cover or picture package.

Garnier
Garnier Nutrisse 1 Credit toward BB
Garnier Ultra Lift 1 Credit toward BB

GE
$0.50 off GE

General Mills
$1.00 off Betty Crocker Baking Items
$0.50 off Chex Mix, Bugles or...
$1.00/2 off Progresso Soups + 1 Credit toward RAWR


Georgia Pacific
$3.00 off Dixie Ultra Plates

GSK
$5.00 off alli Starter Kit
$3.00 off Citrucel

Hormel
$1.00 off Hormel
$0.50 off Hormel Compleats

Ideavillage
$1.00 off Micro Force Shaver
$1.00 off Micro Touch Max Trimmer
$1.00 off Yoshi Blade

Johnson & Johnson
$3.00 off K-Y Intense
$1.00 off Kids Listerine
$3.00 off K-Y Yours Mine or Kissable
$1.00 off Listerine Reach Total Care
$0.50 off 1 Band Aid Product OR 1 Neosporin
$1.50 off 1 Band Aid AND 1 Neosporin

Kaz
$5.00 off Vicks Vaporizers or...

Kimberly Clark
$1.00 off Cottonelle Bath Tissue
$2.00 off Depend + 1 Credit toward RAWR
$1.00 off Kleenex Facial Tissue...
$2.00 off Poise product + 1 Credit toward RAWR
$1.00 off Viva Paper Towels

Kraft
$1.00 off Oreos

L'Oreal
$3.00 off L'Oreal Healthy Look
L'Oreal Magic Smooth 1 Credit toward BB
L'Oreal Double Extend Illuminator 1 Credit toward BB
L'Oreal Eversleek/Everpure 1 Credit toward BB
$2.00 off L'Oreal Eversleek/Everpure
L'Oreal Healthy Look 1 Credit toward BB
L'Oreal Le Rouge 1 Credit toward BB
L'Oreal Preference 1 Credit toward BB
$3.00 off L'Oreal Preference
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes 1 Credit toward BB
L'Oreal Youth Code Product 1 Credit toward BB
$10.00 off L'Oreal Youth Code Kit
$5.00 off L'oreal Youth Code...

Libman
$2.00 off Freedom Spray Mop + 1 Credit toward RAWR

Mars
$1.00 off Dove Chocolate + 1 Credit toward RAWR
$1.00 off Snickers Marathon

Mars Food
$0.30 off Uncle Ben's Ready Rice + 1 Credit toward RAWR

Maybelline
Maybelline One By One Volum' Express 1 Credit toward BB

Novartis
$1.00 off Benefiber

NTC Marketing
$0.30 off Libby's Fruit

Nutramax
$5.00 off Cosamin

Oberto
$0.50 off Oberto Beef Jerky + 1 Credit toward RAWR

Ontel
$1.00 off Cami Secret
$2.00 off Pillow Pets
$5.00 off Swivel Sweeper

Pharmavite
$2.00 off Naturemade Cholestoff
$3.00 off Naturemade Fish Oil

Physicians Formula
Physician's Formula 1 Credit toward BB

Proctor & Gamble
Cover Girl Lip Perfection 1 Credit toward BB
Cover Girl Nature Luxe 1 Credit toward BB

Reckitt Benckiser
$2.00 off Durex Items
$1.00 off Finish + 1 Credit toward RAWR
$1.00 off Lysol Hand Soap Kits + 1 Credit toward RAWR
$3.00 off Marc Anthony
$1.50 off Mucinex

Rite Aid
$1.00 off Rite Aid Pharmacy Rx Services
Save $1 Wellness+
$1.00 off a Non-Prescription Purchase when you watch the Winter Rewards Video + 1 Credit toward RAWR
$2.99 off FlavoRx

Semprae
$2.00 off Zestra

Smuckers
$1.00 off Jif

Telebrands
$1.00 off Bark Off
$1.00 off Crazy Critters
$1.00 off Heeltastic

Trigg Labs
$5.00 off Wet Synergy

US Nutrition
$1.00 off Ester C
$1.00 off Nature's Bounty
$3.00 off Osteo-Bi-Flex

Wrigley
$0.25 off Starburst + 1 Credit toward RAWR

Artisan Ovens Host


YIPPEE SKIPPY!!  I was selected to host ANOTHER HOUSE PARTY!  My Artisan's Bread House Party will take place on February 26, 2011 ~ I have sent email invites & I can't wait to share the Artisan's House Party Pack with my guests! 

Courtesy of Artisan Ovens my guests will receive:
1 Artisans Flatbread Coupon
1 Branded Oven Mitt
1 Branded Grocery Bag and
Recipes

As the host I get:
6 Artisans Flatbread Coupons (to use at my party)
1 USB Drive with Recipes
1 Branded Oven Mitt
1 Branded Grocery Bag

I've started to plan my party... you can see view the details HERE.  Have you signed up to host a house party?

Giant Food Mart 01.23.2011 thru 01.29.2011


WOW!!  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price of 73% Ground Beef at the Giant this week!

73% Ground Beef $1.48 Per Pound SOLD BELOW DEALERS COST! 
Limit One with $25 Dollar Purchase

Check out what $25 can buy...

Pringles Potato Chips B1G1 (2) 1/$2.09
Use 01.16.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $1/2
Final Cost 2/$1.09 or $0.55 each

Margherita Hard Salami (Deli) 1/$5.98 LB
Use 11.14.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$4.98 lb

Gain Dish Liquid 1/$0.99
Use 11.6.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $0.20/1 Doubles to $0.40
Final Cost 1/$0.59

Hormel Chili w/ Beans (2) 1/$1
Use Hormel Printable Coupon $0.55/2 Doubles to $1.10
Final Cost 2/$0.90 or $0.45 each

Nestle Carnation Evaoprated Milk (2) 1/$1.19
Use Nestle Printable Coupon $0.50/2 Doubles to $1/2
Final Cost 2/$1.38 or $0.69 each

Swanson Chicken Broth 5/$5
Use 11.7.2010 SS Insert Coupon $1/5
Final Cost 5/$4 or $0.80 each

Cottonelle Pop Up Wipes 1/$2.19
Use Cottonelle Printable Coupon $0.50/1 Doubles to $1/1
Final Cost 1/$1.19

Totino's Pizza Rolls (2) 1/$2.99
Use Totino's Printable Coupon $0.50/2 Double to $1/2
Final Cost 2/$4.98 or $2.49 each

Nestle Ultimate Cookies 1/$2.99
Use Nestle Printable Coupon $0.75/1 Doubles to $1.50/1
Final Cost 1/$1.49

Wise Potato Chips B1G1 1/$3.79
Use Wise Printable Coupon (2) $0.50/1 Doubles to $1/1
Final Cost 2/$1.79 or $0.90 each

Hamburger Helper B1G1 (6) 1/$2.19
Use 01.02.2011 GM Insert Coupon (2) $0.75/1 Doubles to $1.50
Final Cost 6/$3.57 or $0.60 each

Another Great Deal:
Purina Beggin' Strips B1G1 (2) 1/$12.49
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) FREE Purina Busy $3.99/1 WYB Purina Beggin' Strips
Use 12.13.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1/1
Final Cost 4/$10.49 (2) Purina Beggin' Strips & (2) Purina Busy

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a $25 Giant Food Mart Gift Certificate!  Click HERE for additional information! 

PLUS... If you're entering the Chili Contest at the Bolivar Library tomorrow (click HERE for details) take the rest of your chili to the Giant on January 29 for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 Giant Food Mart Gift Certificates!!

Free Beverage from Dunkin Donuts


DD Perks... Join & get a free medium beverage.  Click HERE to be redirected.  This is an instant win game that's not available in our area but when I filled out the form (yup, I tried to enter anyway) a message came up saying that it's not available in our area.. who would've thought huh.  Anywho... the next message you get is to join for a freebie drink.  That works for me!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LOCAL WINNABLE SWEEPS! ~ Win Free Gas For a Year


This is a LOCAL sweepstakes... YIPPEE!  Less people to compete with!  WOO HOO!!!  It is open to legal citizens of the United States Residing in NEW YORK & 18 years of age or older!!! 

By Mail; To enter without purchase, account opening or obligation...Hand-Print on a 3x5 card...
  1. Your Name
  2. Address, City, State & Zip
  3. Day Phone Number
  4. Evening Phone Number
  5. The words “The NOCO Express Free Gas For a Year M&T Check Card Sweepstakes”
Mail in a stamped, #10 envelope, with the monthly drawing for which the entry is being submitted (January, February or March) hand-printed on the lower left hand corner of the outer mailing envelope, hand-addressed to:
“The NOCO Express Free Gas For a Year M&T Check Card Sweepstakes”,
P.O. Box 889188
 Atlanta, GA 30356.

Enter as many as you'd like but remember to include only ONE ENTRY PER STAMPED ENVELOPE. 

Click HERE to view the complete Official Rules.  

Tide Giveaway

Tomorrow, January 26, 2011 at 2 PM Tide will be giving away 5000 Tide Washing Machine Cleaner Packets!   

I'm really excited about this giveaway.  I really want to give the washing machine cleaner a try... I can't help but wonder if it would eliminate those hard water stains...

Click HERE to be redirected to the Tide facebook page! 

Coffee-mate Coupons... Possible Freebie

Heads up guys... Coffee mate has announced that they will be giving away coupons for coffee mate.  The coupon giveaway will take place on FREE FLAVOR FRIDAY... Friday, February 4, 2011.  I don't know if the coupon will be printable or if it will be sent through the mail... nor do I know what the value will be BUT the coupons that came in my coffee mate house party kit are valued at $3.99!  Skittely Doo!  Click HERE to be redirected to the coffee mate facebook fan page! 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Giveaway

Don't forget to enter the Hilltop Giveaway... There has been ALOT of new subscribers to MY MAILBOX MADNESS... but not many to enter the Hilltop Giveaway.  Even if it's something you won't use it will make a great Christmas gift for someone you love!  If you have any questions about entering please let me know.  BTW ~ I'm having some trouble with the comment section ~ that's why you're not seeing your comments...  I'll be working it!  Click HERE to be directed to the Hilltop Giveaway :)

House Party Reminder


Fill out an application to host a house party! The applications usually take about 5 minutes to complete. There is no guarantee that you'll get selected but if you do... you get some really cool things for you and your guests.


Party Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme will help make it a party to remember! Check out what Your FREE party pack includes:

For the Host:

4 Gratuity coupons for PHILLY Cooking Creme

1 GreenPan™ Signature Stainless Steel Skillet

1 PHILLY Cooking Creme Oven Mitt

For Hosts and Guests:

16 PHILLY Cooking Creme Coupons

16 PHILLY Cooking Creme Recipe Booklets

16 PHILLY Cooking Creme Notepads

16 PHILLY Cooking Creme Magnets

16 PHILLY Cooking Creme Wooden Spoons

Click HERE to sign up... 

Dingo Dog Treats $20 Online Coupon

Dingo needs your help reaching their goal of 25,000 fans and to reward you for your help they'll give you a $20 Online Credit!  *doing backflips*  Yippee!

This is what you've got to do...

Click HERE to go to the Dingo Facebook Page
Click LIKE on the Dingo Facebook Page
Click on the Join my List Tab and sign up

When Dingo reaches 25,000 fans you'll get a $20 Online Credit... Easy Peasy Pumpkin Pie!

Don't forget to share this little tid bit of information with all your friends... the sooner Dingo reaches 25,000 fans the sooner you get your $20 credit! 

DIY Network Ultimate Man Cave Sweepstakes

The hubster saw this sweepstakes on TV and consistently reminded me and even stood behind me as I posted it... Something about a $50,000 Ultimate Man Cave has him rip rarin' and ready to win!  You can find the link under the Daily Entry Sweeps.  In the meantime let's get started and registered for your chance to win... click HERE to enter the Ultimate Man Cave Sweepstakes. 

Start Date: 01.24.2011
End Date: 02.25.2011

Click HERE to view offical rules.

Dannon Small Steps Instant Win Game

I've added a new Instant Win Game to our ever growing list.  Click HERE to play the Dannon Small Steps Instant Win Game. 

Start Date: 01.23.2011
End Date: 02.28.2011

You can enter up to 4 times daily!  Yippee!  *Doing the happy dance!*

No UPC Code?  That's Ok... on the sweepstakes sight ~ right above the submit button ~ there is a button you can click if you don't have a UPC Code!

3 Grand Prize Winners will receive groceries for a YEAR!!!  But a grand prize isn't the only thing you can win!  Click HERE to view official rules and a listing of all prizes to be awarded!  Good Luck!

A-1 Steak Sauce Coupon


These coupons don't come around very often so I suggest printing two if you use A-1!  Click HERE to get your A-1 Coupon! 

*Hot*Hot*Hot Printable Coupon for Free Extra Gum

Click HERE to get a manufacturer's coupon for $0.75 off gum.  Being a manufacturer coupon you can use it anywhere... To get it free you may have to use it at a store that doubles coupons!  I was able to print the coupon twice! 

Update on Downy Mike in the Window Giveaway...

The giveaway will take place at 4 PM EST on Tuesday, 01.25.2011! 


Downy will be giving away freebies for 10 days ~ 01.23.2011 thru 02.01.2011.


700 I slept with Downy T-shirts

10 Clean Sheet Packages Per Day ~ Estimated Retail Value $100

Click HERE and LIKE Downy on Facebook. The giveaway on  Tuesday 01.25.2011 will take place at 4 PM EST. Click on Mike in the Window Tab & Click on Like Mike in the Window... be prepared to refresh ~ The giveaway will be posted on the wall & it will go quick!

Free Sample Quaker Oatmeal Squares

Send a sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares to up 10 of your friends. Click HERE to start sharing!

***HOT***HOT***HOT*** Coupon Nesquik

Click HERE and LIKE Nesquik on Facebook to get a B1G1 Free Coupon... GOOD LUCK... HURRY... this will go fast!

Free Egg Beaters Coupon



This will GO FAST FAST FAST... Sign up for a coupon to get free egg beaters HERE! HURRY!

What will I buy at CVS?



To help those of you that are new to couponing... I wanted to share with you how I intend to get some freebies this week from CVS.


I have $10 in ECB's from last week that I'll be using this week. Each week I look for things that will give me more ECB's... those go on my list first... However, this week I am VERY BUSY and don't have the time to drag out all my coupons and spend an hour or two at CVS looking at the clean and clear, olay or eucerin...


If I did have sufficient time (this week) I would match up my coupons to the lowest priced items until I met the specified"MUST BUY" amount. The goal is to use enough coupons to cover what otherwise might be my OOP Expense. This is possible to do by finding low priced items and pairing them with high value coupons.


My trip to CVS:


Dove Visible Care Body (4) 1/$1.99

Use Dove Printable Coupon (4) $1/1

Final Cost 4/$3.96


Xtra Laundry Detergent (4) 1/$1.49

Use Xtra Printable Coupon (4) $1/1

Final Cost 4/$1.96


Scott Choose-A-Side Mega Rolls 1/$4.77

Use Scott Printable Coupon $1/1

Final Cost 1/$3.77


Total $9.69

USE $10 ECB's from last week...

Final Cost FREE


To find the Printable Links for the above mentioned coupons refer to the CVS Sales & Coupons 01.23.2011 thru 01.29.2011 post HERE!

Shrimp Po'Boys

My VERY FIRST PASSION believe it or not is NOT blogging. It's cooking and baking... Blogging ranks up there pretty high on the list but the passion to create yummy food supercedes the desire to blog BY FAR. With that said... I'm EAGER to share tonight's menu...

Keep in mind that if you follow the sales & shop smart... you can feed your family yummy yummy food and still stay within your budget... Happening RIGHT NOW... Tops has Shrimp on Sale... $6.99 for a 26-30 Count Bag... and at the Foodland you can find Shrimp starting at $5.29...

Now with that said... recipes are variable... While my recipe calls for medium sized shrimp I'm not going to cringe at using the Extra Large Shrimp that are on sale... I'll use those instead. My recipe calls for Large Eggs but I bought the medium eggs that were on sale so I'll use them... I have Peanut Oil... I'll use that instead of vegetable oil (I like it's flavor better anyway)

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pickles & Homemade Potato Chips

Ingredients:
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • 1 Cup-All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Paula Deen House Seasoning, See Recipe Below
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Sauce
  • Medium Shrimp Peeled & Deveined
  • Hoagie Rolls; Split, Buttered & Lightly Toasted
  • Tartar Sauce ~ Use the Homemade Recipe Below or Store Bought (your preference)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Heat Oil to 375 degrees.

Place the flour in a bowl & add house seasoning. In another bowl beat the eggs and add the hot sauce. Dredge shrimp into egg mixture then into flour mixture. Drop into oil (1) one at a time. Fry until light brown ~ do not overcook. Drain on a paper towel or wire rack. Immediately season with salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste.

To assemble sandwich:

Spread both sides of roll with tartar sauce. Place shredded lettuce & sliced tomato on the the bottom half of the roll. Place shrimp on top.. Time to EAT!

House Seasoning:

  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Garlic Powder

Store in an airtight container for future use!

Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Pickles, Chopped or Sweet Relish (Use what you have on hand)
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (I prefer Miracle Whip but again use your preference OR what you have on hand)

Combine the Chopped Sweet Pickles (or Sweet Relish) & Mayo (or Miracle Whip) and mix until combined.

Cooking on a budget is all about being versatile! This yummy meal will feed my family of 3 for less than $10! If I can get a picture before they disapper I will update this post...

Money Saving Tip: Instead of buying Hoagie Rolls buy a loaf of French Bread and make one big Po'Boy ~ just cut it into serving size pieces... That's around another $1 in your pocket. :)

Downy Mike in the Window Giveaway


Downy will be giving away freebies for 10 days ~ 01.23.2011 thru 02.01.2011.
  • 700 I slept with Downy T-shirts
  • 10 Clean Sheet Packages Per Day ~ Estimated Retail Value $100

Click HERE and LIKE Downy on Facebook. Today's 01.24.2011 Giveaway will take place at 2PM EST. Click on Mike in the Window Tab & Click on Like Mike in the Window... be prepared to refresh ~ The giveaway will be posted on the wall & it will go quick!

Free Sample John Frieda Shampoo


Click HERE to sign up for a free sample of John Frieda Shampoo!

Free Box of the New Clairol Nice 'n Easy Foam


Clairol is giving away 100,000 (up to 25,000 boxes per day) free boxes of new Nice 'n Easy Color Blend Foam!! Yippee! Click HERE and LIKE them on Facebook to get your free box!
If you have trouble getting in keep trying... their server might be getting overloaded with ton of us freebie seekers flocking in!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

CVS Sales & Coupons Effective 01.23.2011 thru 01.29.2011

Click HERE to get a coupon 20% off your entire order ~ Exclusions Apply

Colgate Toothpaste B1G1
Use 01.16.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 01.21.2011 All You February 2011 Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 01.21.2011 All You February 2011 Coupon (2) $1/1
Final Cost Varies



Crest Pro-Health or Pro-Health Complete Rinse 1/$3.99
Use 12.26.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $2/1
Final Cost OOP: $1.99/1
ECB Rewards $3.99/1
Final Cost after ECB Rewards FREE + Overage
Limit 1 Per Household with Card
**BRANDY'S TOP PICK**
XTRA Laundry Detergent 1/$1.49
Use XTRA Printable Coupon $1/1 Print Limit 2
Final Cost 1/$0.49
Limt 4

**BRANDY'S TOP PICK**

Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Rolls 6 Pack Paper Towels 1/$4.77
Use 01.16.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon $2/2
Final Cost 1/$3.77 or $0.63 Per Roll
Limit 3




Scott Bathroom Tissue 12 Pack 1/$6.77
Use 01.16.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon $2/2
Final Cost 1/$5.77 or $0.48 Per Roll
Limit 3




Nature's Bounty B1G1
Use 01.23.2011 Rp Insert Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 01.21.2011 All You February 2011 (2) Coupon $1/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon (2) $1/1 Print Limit 2 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon (2) $2/1 Print Limit 2
Final Cost Varies




Wrigley's Orbit Gum 3/$2
Use Smart Source Printable Coupon B1G1
Final Cost 2/$1.50 or $0.75 each




Mars or Wrigley's King Size Candy (2) 1/$0.99
Use Smart Source Printable Coupon $0.50/2
Final Cost 2/$1.48 or $0.74 each




Reeses or Russell Stover Heart & more 2/$1
Use 12.12.2010 SS Insert Coupon B1G1 or
Use 12.12.2010 SS Insert Coupon B1G1 WYB or
Use 12.12.201 SS Insert Coupon $0.50/2
Final Cost 2/$0.50 or $0.25 each




Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB the following Participating Coke or Kraft Products:
Planters Mixed Nuts 2/$6

Nabisco Wheat Thins, Triscuit or Ritz 2/$4

Coke 12 oz cans 12 Pack Selected Varieties 5/$15

Fuze, Vitaminwater, Smartwater, Honest Tea or Powerade selected varieties 2/$3
Use Honest Tea Printable Coupon (2) $0.50/1
Final Cost 2/$2 or $1 each

Extra Bucks Offer 1 Per Household
Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB the above Participating Coke or Kraft Products!!



Kellogg's or Kashi Smart Start, Go Lean, Heat to Heart Cereal TLC Bars or Crackers 1/$2.99
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use 10.28.2010 Kashi Booklet Coupon $1/1 or
Kashi Coupon Booklet's can be found on an end cap near a Kashi Display
Final Cost 1/$1.99




Campbell's Chunky, Select Harvest Soup or To-Go Bowls 2/$3
Use Campbell's Printable Coupon $1/2 or
Use Campbell's Kitchen Printable Coupon $1/2 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon $1/2 or
Use 01.02.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1/2 or
Final Cost 2/$2 or $1 each




Welch's Grape Juice 1/$2.88
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use Welch's Printable Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$1.88




Kellogg's Pop-Tarts (3) 1/$1.99
Use Kellogg's Printable Coupon $1/3
Final Cost 3/$4.97 or $1.66 each




Cheer or Gain Laundry Detergent 1/$4.99
Use Cheer Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use 01.16.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$3.99


**BRANDY'S TOP PICK**

Tilex, Pinesol or S.O.S Pads 2/$4

Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon (2) $1/1 or

Use Tilex Printable Coupon (2) $1/1 or

Use Bricks Printable Coupon (2) $1/1
Final Cost 2/$2 or $1 each




Rubbermaid Select Items 2/$5
Use 01.02.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1/1
Final Cost 2/$3




Depil Silk or Heel Tastic 1/$9.99
Use 11.14.2010 RP Insert Coupon $1.50/1 or
Use 12.05.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1.50/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$8.49




Glade Scented Plugins Refills 2 Pack 1/$4
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert $1/1
Final Cost 1/$3




9 Lives Cat Food 4 Pk 3/$4
Use All You November 2010 Coupon $1/8 or 2-4 Packs OR
Use 12.13.2010 RP Insert Coupon $1/3 -4Packs
Final Cost 3-4 Packs/$3 or $0.25 Per Can




Hartz Training Pads 1/$9.99
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$8.99




Duracell Batteries 1/$5.99
Use 12.12.2010 RP Insert Coupon $1.50/1
Final Cost 1/$4.49




Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB ANY L'Oreal Cosmetics
L'Oreal True Match Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer 1/$7
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $5/2 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use 11.14.2010 RP Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use L'Oreal Printable Coupon $3/2 or
Use L'Oreal Printable Coupon $2/1
Final Cost as low as 2/$9 or $4.50 each



L'Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss 1/$5

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip 1/$5


Extra Bucks Offer 1 Per Household
Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB ANY L'Oreal Cosmetics




Spend $10 get $4 ECB's WYB Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools
Extra Bucks Offer 1 Per Household




Spend $10 get $4 ECB's WYB Almay Cosmetics
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $2/1
Extra Bucks Offer 1 Per Household




$2 ECB's WYB CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Color, Lip Liner, Natureluxe Foundation or Gloss Balm
Use 01.16.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $1/1




Join the Extra Care Beauty Club to receive a 10% off Beauty Shopping Pass ~ when you enroll. See Store for Details!!




$4 ECB's WYB (2) Kiss or Broadway Artificial Nails (excludes glue)
Use Facebook Printable Coupon $2/1 and or
Use Facebook Printable Coupon $2/1



Rimmel Cosmetics B1G1 50% Off
Use All You Printable Coupon $1/1 and or
Use Facebook Printable Coupon $1/1




Olay Daily Facials, Cleanser or Gentle Foaming Wash 1/$4.47
Use 01.16.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $1/1 and/or
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$3.47




Nivea Body Lotion or Creme 1/$5.79
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $5/2 or
Use 12.05.2010 RP Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost as low as 2/$6.58 or $3.29 each




Nivea Body Wash or Shower Gel 1/$4.79
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use All You January 2011 Insert Coupon $1/2 or
Use 12.05.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use 12.05.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$3.79




Spend $15 get $5 ECB's WYB ANY Clean & Clear
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $5/1 or
Use Beauty Printable Coupon B1G1 up to $6.49 or
Use Beauty Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon B1G1 up to $6.40
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use Smart Source Printable Coupon B1G1 or
Use 12.05.2010 SS Insert Coupon $3/1or
Use 10.17.2010 SS Insert Coupon $5/1 or
Use 10.17.2010 SS Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use Clean & Clear Printable Coupon $5/1 or
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $2/1
Extra Bucks offer Limit 1 Per Household
Spend $15 get $5 WYB ANY Clean & Clear




$5 ECB's WYB ANY Olay ProX Product
Use 1212.2010 RP Insert Coupon $3/1
Extra Bucks Offer 1 Per Household



Spend $30 get $10 ECB's WYB ANY Roc Skin Care
Use Beauty Printable Coupon $3/1 or
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon $3/1 or
Use Cool Savings Printable Coupon $3/1 or
Use Smart Source Printable Coupon $3/1 or
Use Roc Printable Coupon $3/1
Extra Bucks Offer 1 Per Household


Spend $20 get $10 ECB's WYB Eucerin
Use 01.23.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use Facebook Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use 11.17.2010 RP Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use 11.17.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1/1 or
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $2/1


Save $1 on ALL Aquaphor with Card
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $1/1


**BRANDY'S TOP PICK**
Dove Visible Care Body 1/$1.99
Use Dove Printable Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$0.99


L'Oreal Healthy Look Hair Color 1/$6.99
Use L'Oreal Printable Coupon $3/1 0r
Use 01.09.2011 RP Insert Coupon $3/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $2/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$3.99


Clairol Perfect 10 Hair Color 1/$9.99
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $3/1
ECB Rewards $3
Final Cost 1/$4.99 after ECB's & Coupons


Dove or Degree Deodorant 2/$5
Use Dove Printable Coupon $1.50/2
Final Cost 2/$3.50 or $1.75 each


L'Oreal EverPure, EverStrong or EverSleek Shampoo 1/$5.99
Use 01.23.2011 RP Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$3.99


Get $10 ECB's WYB Crest Whitestrips
Use 01.16.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $10/1 or
Use 12.26.2011 P&G Insert Coupon $5/1 or
Use 12.12.2010 RP Insert Coupon $7/1
Extra Bucks Offer Limit 2 Per Household


Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences 1/$5.99
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon B1G1 (buy shampoo get styler) & or
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $2/2
Final Cost as low as 2/$9.88 or $4.99 each


**BRANDY'S TOP PICK**
Old Spice Roll on or Spray Deodorant 2/$7
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $1/1 stack with
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon B1G1 Free Body Wash WYB Deodorant (up to $3.99)
Final Cost 2/$2.50 (1) Deodorant (1) Body Wash


Secret Roll On or Spray Deodorant 2/$7
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $0.50/1
Final Cost 1/$3.50


Spend $10 Get $3 ECB's WYB select Clairol or Pantene Products
Clairol Nice 'n Easy 1/$5.99
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $2/1
Final Cost 1/$3.99


Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner 1/$3.99
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1/2 or
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $3/2
Final Cost as low as 2/$4.98
Click HERE to see the Pantene 2X your money back guarantee
Extra Bucks offer limit 1 Per Household
Spend $10 get $3 ECB's WYB selct Clairol or Pantene Products


Nature's Bounty or Flex-a-min B1G1 FREE
Use 01.23.2011 RP Insert Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use All You February 2011 Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use Coupon.com Printable Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use 01.23.2011 RP Insert Coupon (2) $3/1 or
Use All You February 2011 Coupon (2) $3/1 or
Use 01.02.2011 RP Insert Coupon (2) $3/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon (2) $3/1


Poise Pads 1/$11.99
Use Poise Printable Coupon $2/1
Use Caregivers Marketplace Rebate $0.75/1
Final Cost 1/$9.24 after coupon & rebate


Gerber Good Start, Enfamil or Similac 1/$21.99
Use 12.05.2010 SS Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use Betty Crocker Printable Coupon $3/1 or
Use 12.05.2010 RP Insert Coupon $5/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon $3/1 or
Use Similac Printable Coupon $3/1 or
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $3/1
Final Cost as low as $16.99


Huggies Pull-Ups Jumbo Pack Diapers 1/$7.99
Use Huggies Printable Coupon $2/1 or
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1.50/1 or
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $2/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$5.99


PediaSure 6 Pack 1/$9.99 or PediaSure Sidekicks 4 pack 1/$6.49
PediaSure TRY ME FREE MIR see 01.23.2011 SS Insert (up to $13.99)
Use PediaSure Printable Coupon $1.50/1 or
Use 11/07/2010 SS Insert Coupon $5/2 or
Use Delicious Living Printable Coupon $1.50/1 or
Use PediaSure Printable Coupon $2/1 or
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $3/1
Final Cost FREE after Coupons & MIR


Carmex Lip Balm 1/$0.99
Use 11.07.2010 SS Insert Coupon $0.55/1 or
Use 11.07.2010 SS Insert Coupon $0.30/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$0.44


**BRANDY'S TOP PICK**
Visine 1/$5.49
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $3/1
ECB Reward $1
Final Cost$1.49 after ECB's & Coupon


Always Pads 1/$5.99
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $1/1
Final Cost $4.99


Bausch & Lomb 1/$6.99
Use All You December 2010 Coupon $3/1 or
Final Cost 1/$3.99


Claritin 1/$14.99
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $4/1 or
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $2/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$10.99


Futuro Braces, Supports or Compression Hosiery B1G1 50% off
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon (2) $3/1 or
Use 3m Printable Coupon (2) $3/1


B1G1 50% off following Products:
Gas-X
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 12.12.2010 SS Insert Coupon (2) $4/1


Maalox
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $5/1


Excedrin
Use 12.05.2010 SS Insert Coupon (2) $2.50/1 or
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $0.75/1 or
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1.50/1 or
Use Smart Source Printable Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 12.05.2010 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use Excedrin Printable Coupon (2) $1/1


Benefiber
Use 01.09.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use Delicious Living Printable Coupon (2) $2/1


Theraflu
Use Bricks Printable Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use 12.05.2010 SS Insert Coupon (2) $1.50/1 or
Use 12.05.2010 SS Insert Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use Smart Source Printable Coupon (2) $2/1
Use Theraflu Printable Coupon (2) $2/1


Children's Triaminic
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon (2) $2/1 or
Use 12.12.2010 SS Insert Coupon $3/2 or
Use 12.12.2010 SS Insert Coupon $2/1 or
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $1/1
B1G1 50% off all the ABOVE products


Ensure Regular Nutrition 6 Pack 1/$6.99
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $3/1 or
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon $3/2 or
Use 01.23.2011 SS Insert Coupon B2G1 (up to $9.99)
Tip: If allowable Stack buy 2 and use two $3/1 coupons, stack with the B2G1 Coupon
Final Cost as low as 3-6 Packs/$7.98 or $2.66 each


Fixodent 1/$4.49
Use P&G MIR Savings Booklet Coupon $0.25/1
Final Cost $4.24


Scope 1/$4.49
Use P&G MIR Savings Booklet Coupon $1/1 or
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon $0.75/1
Final Cost as low as 1/$3.49


Crest Pro Health 2/$7.98
Use 01.16.2011 SS Insert Coupon (2) $0.75/1 or
Use 01.16.2011 P&G Insert Coupon (2) $1/1 or
Use 12.26.2010 P&G Insert Coupon (2) $0.75/1
Final Cost as low as 2/$5.98 or $2.99 each


Kleenex Facial Tissue (3) 1/$1
Use 01.02.2011 SS Insert Coupon $0.50/3 or
Use 12.05.2010 SS Insert Coupon $0.50/3
Final Cost 3/$2.50 or $0.84 each


Garnier Fructis 1/$2.97
Use Bricks Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use Coupons.com Printable Coupon $1/1 or
Use Garnier Printable Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$1.97
Limit 5

Extreme Couponing 101

The most frequently asked question I get is... Brandy, will you show me how? After putting much thought and consideration into that question... I have concluded that the best way to "show you how" is to arm you with a resource you can refer to each and every time you have a question.


As with anything else, there is ALOT of information to absorb when it comes to couponing. More so with the extreme couponing method that I use. Let's get started!


References to the Sunday Paper Coupon Inserts look like this:


P&G ~ Proctor & Gamble

SS ~ Smart Source

RP ~ Red Plum

GM ~ General Mills


References to coupons found in the stores:


Catalina ~ Catalina Coupons print at the register when your receipt prints. The Catalina Coupons print from a separate machine.


Blinkies ~ Coupon dispensers with a blinking light. Blinkies are attached to the shelves (typically near the item that the coupon is referring to) or attached to the door in the freezer section.


Tear Pad ~ A pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf or door.


Peelie ~ A coupon found on product packaging.


In my posts you when you see this:

Xtra Laundry Detergent 1/$1.89
Use XTRA Printable Coupon $1/1
Final Cost 1/$1.89

Click on the name of the product (in this example it's XTRA) the name I'm referring to is on the second line ~ typically found right before the word Printable. You will be redirected to a page or pages where you will be able to print the coupon being referred to.

In my posts when you see this:


Campbell's Chunky Soup 2/$3
Use 01.02.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1/2
Final Cost 2/$2 or $1 each


It means:
  • Campbell's Chunky Soup is on sale ~ the sale price is two cans for three dollars.
  • Use the Smart Source Coupon that came in the Sunday Paper on January 2, 2011... the amount of the coupon is one dollar off two cans of Campbell's Chunky Soup.
  • The Final cost is two cans for two dollars or one dollar each.
  • One Dollar each is listed to show the cost per item or in this case per can.

Foodland Sales & Coupons Effective 01.17.2011 thru 01.23.2011 ~ Click HERE to see the entire Foodland Post.

Effective 01.17.2011 thru 01.23.2011 ~ The calendar days that the items listed can be purchased for the sale price.


Click HERE ~ Put your cursor over the word HERE and click to open a new page. Clicking on the word HERE will redirect you to the coupon or rebate that is being referred to in the post.


$1/1 or $1/2 etc. ~ One Dollar off One Item, One Dollar off Two Items, etc.


2/$1 or 2/$2 etc. ~ Two Items for One Dollar, Two Items for Two Dollars, etc.


B1G1 or BOGO ~ Buy One Get One


B1G2 ~ Buy One Get Two


B2G1 ~ Buy Two Get One


B1G1 50% off or BOGO 50% off ~ Buy One Get One Fifty Percent Off
(Percentage's will vary I used 50% just as an example)


WYB ~ When You Buy

When You Buy ~ Means that the specified offer is valid when you buy another specified item.


ETS ~ Excludes Trial Size


Excludes Trial Size ~ Excludes the smallest sized package of the item being referred to.

Rebate ~ A refund of all or some of the money that you paid for an item.

SCR ~ Single Check Rebate


Single Check Rebate ~ A culmination of rebates submitted all at once. Multiple items purchased over a period of time that are eligible for a rebate and eligible to be submitted together... the period of time varies by store or Rebate offer.


MIR ~ Mail in Rebate


Mail In Rebate ~ A rebate that can NOT be processed electronically. It has to be sent through the mail.


MBG ~ Money Back Guarantee


Money Back Guarantee ~ If you are not completely satisfied with a product you will receive a refund. (You sometimes need POP & UPC numbers from the packaging to receive a refund associated with a Money Back Guarantee)


Beep ~ Sometimes the cash register will beep when the cashier scans a coupon. Typically a register beeps because the cashier needs to take action... such as, manually entering the dollar amount of a coupon.


Stack ~ To use a store coupon AND manufacturer coupon for one item and/or...


See the following example for another form of stacking coupons:


Aussie Shampoo 2/$6
Use 01.02.2011 SS Insert Coupon B1G1
Use 01.02.2011 SS Insert Coupon $1/1
Aussie Hair Spray 2/$6
Use 01.02.201 SS Insert Coupon FREE WYB Aussie Shampoo
Final Cost $2/3 or $0.67 each


The B1G1 Coupon is being stacked with the $1/1 Coupon & the Free Coupon... When using this method of stacking watch coupons for restrictions!


IP ~ Internet Printable


Internet Printable ~ A coupon that can be printed off the internet.

OOP ~ Out of Pocket

Out of Pocket ~ Money that you pay for items after all deductions but before MIR's or other form of Rewards or Coupons.


OOS ~ Out of Stock

Out of Stock ~ The store has sold out of the item being referred to.

RC ~ Rain Check

Rain Check ~ A certificate given when an item is out of stock... The rain check entitles you to receive the specified quantity & sale price.

POP ~ Proof of Purchase

Proof of Purchase ~ A cash register receipt proving that you purchased the indicated item.

UPC ~ Universal Product Code

Universal Product Code ~ The barcode on the packaging of an item.

CRT ~ Cash Register Tape

Cash Register Tape ~ Your store receipt or proof of purchase.

DND ~ Do not Double

Do Not Double ~ Do not Double typically refers to coupons that read Do Not Double.

PSA ~ Pricing Starts At

Pricing Starts At ~ The lowest price on an certain line of products... If I had a coupon for $3 off any Loreal Cosmetics I would write it up as Loreal Cosmetics PSA $3/1.

ONYP ~ On Your Next Purchase

On Your Next Purchase ~ ONYP refers to a coupon that is valid to be used on your next purchase.

Rite Aid Lingo:

B&S ~ Buy and Save

Buy & Save ~ A $20 +UP Reward issued for spending $100 on qualifying items. The wonderful aspect of this program is that B&S purchases are calculated BEFORE coupons are deducted. In other words... Let's assume Lysol is eligible toward the B&S +UP Reward Promotion and that it's on sale for $5 but you have a $5 coupon for Lysol. Your OOP expense would be $0 (FREE) BUT you will still receive a $5 credit toward the B&S $20 +UP Reward.

+UPR ~ Coupons that print on the bottom of the Rite Aid CRT's ~ when you make a qualifying purchase.

Wellness+ Online Account ~ An online account that is attached to your Wellness+ Card used to earn points toward additional rewards. The Online Account must be activated by the card holder.

Wellness+ Reward Card ~ A Rite Aid Store card that is scanned at the register.

The reward card is necessary to receive:

  • Sale Prices
  • 10% off Rite Aid Brand Products (including generic prescriptions)
  • 24/7 exclusive access to a pharmacist when you call 1-800-Rite Aid.
  • Points when you shop ~ 1 Point for every $1 on non prescription purchase & 25 Points for every prescription purchase
  • Additional benefits to boost your wellness

Restrictions apply... view restrictions HERE.

Ad Perks ~ Online video's that can be viewed to earn valuable RITE AID coupons (these coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons).


CVS Lingo:

ECB ~ Extra Care Buck

Extra Care Buck ~ Coupon's that print on the bottom of the CVS CRT ~ when you make a qualifying purchase.



Walgreens Lingo:

IVC ~ Instant Value Coupon

Instant Value Coupon ~ A coupon found in a booklet at Walgreens or online.

RR ~ Register Rewards

Register Rewards ~ Catalina coupons received at Walgreens ~ when you make a qualifying purchase.

I will add to this post as suggestions are made or questions arise. My goal is to make My Mailbox Madness as user friendly as possible. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment!

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