Monday, October 25, 2010

Mailbox Goodies!

My mailbox has been overflowing with FREE samples lately! I've found that if you're consistently requesting FREE samples, you'll be consistently getting them in your mailbox -- and I love it!! Here's what I got this week...
What did you get this week?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

FREE Blockbuster Express Code -- Today Only!!

Wanna snag a FREE movie tonight? Just enter code DRGN1 during checkout at any Blockbuster Express to receive a FREE night's rental. Offer expires at midnight tonight! (10/17/10) We're off to get ours now!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Randalls Run 10/16

Whoa... tonight was NOT a good Randall's run. I had my list all planned out with all the ecoupons in my accounts, plus paper Q's, and figured I'd get many of these items for FREE or close to free. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Many of my ecoupons didn't come off -- and to make matters worse, I forgot to use 2 Catalinas I'd earned on previous trips to keep my out-of-pocket costs down. Ouch! There were a few good finds, but I'll be very busy tomorrow contacting shortcuts and cellfire about some of those ecoupons that didn't go through... *sigh* Here's what I got...

3 Campbell's Kids Soups @ $1.49 each
- $1 shortcuts ecoupon
- $1
shortcuts ecoupon
- $1.49
shortcuts ecoupon
- $0.40 coupon (doubled to $0.80)
Final Cost: $0.06 each!!

Banana Nut Cheerios @ $1.99 with in-ad coupon
- 1) .75/1
shortcuts ecoupon
- 1) .75/1 cellfire ecoupon
- .75/1 IP
Final Cost: FREE + $0.26 moneymaker

2 Del Monte Smoothies @ $1 each
- 2) $1/1 coupons from the Oct. Produce Booklet
Final Cost: 2 FREE!!

Softsoap Hand Soap @ $1
- .35/1 coupon (tripled to $1)
Final Cost: FREE!!

2 Cottonelle 12 pk double roll @ $4.99 with in-ad coupon
- 2) $2/1 blinkie found in front of the product
- $2 OYNSO received wyb 2
Final Cost: $1.99 each!!

Jimmy D's Breakfast Item @ $4.99

- 3) $1/1
shortcuts ecoupons
- $1/1 magazine coupon (can't remember which one)
Final Cost: $0.99!!

Fiber One Yogurt 4 pk @ $2.50
- $1
cellfire ecoupon
- .50/1 coupon (doubled to $1)
Final Cost: $0.50
** had more ecoupons for this one

Pillsbury Savorings @ $3.99
- $2 for 50% off sticker
- $1
shortcuts ecoupon
Final Cost: $0.99
** had another $1 ecoupon for this one

Ivory Bar Soap 3 pk @ $1
- .25/1 coupon (tripled to .75)
Final Cost: $0.25
** had a $0.50 P&G ecoupon for this one

2 Gardettos @ $2.79 BOGO sale
- .50/1 IP (doubled to $1)
Final Cost: $0.90 each
** had more ecoupons for this one

Pillsbury Sweet Moments @ 2.49
- $1.50 IP
Final Cost: $0.99
** had another $1 ecoupon for this one

3 Green Giant Boxed Veggies @ $1.89 each
- 1) .60/3
shortcuts ecoupon
- 1) .60/3
cellfire ecoupon
- 2) .50/1 IPs (1st doubled to $1)
Final Cost: $0.99 each
** had more ecoupons for this one

Multigrain Cheerios @ $1.99 with in-ad coupon
- $0.80
shortcuts ecoupon
Final Cost: $1.19
** had more ecoupons for this one

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix @ $2.49
- .40/1 coupon (doubled to .80)
Final Cost: $1.69
** had more ecoupons for this one

2 Nestle Pure Life flavored water 6 pks @ $1 each
(I like this price even without coupons!!)

Fresh Express Salad @ $1
(I like this price even without coupons!!)

So I basically spent $18.27 for everything in the picture. That's not a terrible price but I didn't really need many of these items and if all my ecoupons had come off as I'd hoped, the total would've been much lower. I should also note that all my IP coupons beeped but the cashier pushed them through. What's up with that???

HEB Cough Drops Money Maker!!

Had a great run at HEB tonight! They have the Vicks VapoDrops for $0.99 each and there's a $1.50 off coupon that goes through without any beeps -- so overage towards your other purchases! I bought six and loaded up on veggies! Here's what I got...

6 Vicks VapoDrops @ $0.99 each
- 6) 1.50/1 coupons from the 10/10 P&G
Final Cost: 6 FREE + $3.06 money maker!!

Sobe Lifewater @ $1
- FREE coupon from playing the Heads or Tails game
Final Cost: FREE!!

2 Trident Layers Gums @ $0.79 each
- 2) .75/1 IP
Final Cost: $0.04 each!!

Bananas @ $1.08
Yellow Onions @ $1.27
Zucchini @ $1.35
Red Bell Pepper @ $0.88
Green Bell Pepper @ $0.44
Green Onions @ $0.68

So I paid just $3.44 for everything in the picture!! And I made the hubby super happy with all the ingredients to make Kung Pao this week! :D

Thanks Katy Couponers for the heads-up on the HEB cough drops price!!

FREE SAMPLE: Dole Real Fruit Bites

Busy with the family today but I wanted to post about this great FREE sample of Dole Real Fruit Bites! Just head over to the Dole Facebook page, click on the "Real Fruit" tab, and fill out the form to receive yours! While supplies last. Good luck! :D

Thursday, October 14, 2010

FREE Pack of Extra Dessert Delights Gum!!

Woohoo!! Did you know that today is National Dessert Day? Why aren't there events for this? Kids should get out of school and banks should close, people! LOL

OK, I doubt that's ever going to happen, but in honor of National Dessert Day, there's a great FREEBIE you can snag! Wrigley's is offering a FREE sample pack of their new Extra Dessert Delights sugar-free gum! Yummy!!


Just head over to their Facebook Page, like them, and click on the Dessert tab at the top to request yours! You can choose from three different flavors -- Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, or Mint Chocolate Chip! Supplies are limited. Allow 4 weeks for delivery.

Thanks, Hooked on Bargains!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FREE Woolite All-in-One Carpet Cleaning Tool!

Wanna score a coupon for a FREE Woolite All in One Carpet Cleaning Tool? Just head over HERE and fill out the short form to get yours. Only 10,000 available. These will likely be gone by the end of the day, so hurry up and order yours now! DEAL DEAD!!

Neutrogena Clinical Rebate Update!!

If you participated in the Neutrogena Clinical Rebate deal back in July, you probably already know what a mess it turned out to be. Most of us bought the product in the hopes that it would be a moneymaker after coupons and rebate, but were disappointed when our checks came in -- made out in the amount of our out of pocket costs -- minus any coupons (even those used on other items in the transaction!!) There were even widespread reports of shoppers who had their Extra Care Bucks and Register Rewards deducted from their check! Some only received a check for 17 cents!! Can you imagine?? Criminal!!

This caused quite an uproar in the couponing community. But I considered myself one of the lucky ones as I'd just started extreme couponing and received a check for the full price minus only the $5 coupon I'd used for the product. Mine turned out to be FREE so I didn't complain or send an email to the company. I figured they had every right to at least deduct the $5 coupon -- and that was the end of it.

So imagine my surprise when I got a check in the mail yesterday for another $5 dollars from Neutrogena!! I guess they must have gone through all the rebates again and are attempting to make it right for their customers! If you were part of this rebate, keep your eyes on your mailbox this week!
Way to go, Neutrogena!! Smiley

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 50 Point Code!

There's another 50 point code available for your Pamper's Gifts to Grow account!!
  • 2BEGINEARNING50 - worth 50 points
If you're not already a member, sign up HERE and start earning points today. You'll earn points for every purchase of Pampers diapers, training pants, or wipes! Plus -- there are lots of FREE codes to score! It's FREE to join and they have a lot of great items you can redeem your points for like photo prints from Shutterfly, a Dora or Diego potty seat, magazine subscriptions, toys, books, puzzles, and more!

FREE SAMPLE: Vaseline Intensive Rescue

Click HERE to request a FREE sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue lotion. Allow 2 weeks for delivery.

Monday, October 11, 2010

FREE SAMPLE: göt2B Ultra Glued Styling Gel

Head over HERE to request a FREE sample of göt2B Ultra Glued Styling Gel + $1 off coupon. Limited to 20,000 requests -- so order yours before they're all gone!

Five Target Freebies!!

I was making out a Target list this morning when I realized something important -- it might be hard to pass up a bargain or a freebie, but when your house is starting to look like an episode of Hoarders, it's probably time to slow down. LOL Seriously, my stockpiles are becoming saturated. I'm at a point where I don't really need to buy certain things, even if they're free.
Even so, here are five freebies YOU can score at Target this week! Smiley

Archer Farms Baked Good Treats @ $1 each (select varieties)
- $1/1 Target web coupon
Final Cost: FREE!!

Tic Tacs @ $0.94
- $1/1 coupon from the 10/3 RP
Final Cost: FREE!!

Reach Dental Floss @ $0.97
- $1/1 coupon from the 10/10 RP
Final Cost: FREE!!

Rayovak 2-4 pack batteries @ $1
- $1/1 coupon from the 10/10 SS
Final Cost: FREE!!

Beneful Prepared Dog Food 10 oz. @ $1.53 (price cut)
- $2/1 coupon from the 10/10 RP
Final Cost: FREE!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Houston Zoo FREE Days!

The kids and I were planning a trip to the Houston Zoo tomorrow. Traditionally, the zoo has been FREE to the public on five specific holidays throughout the year -- Columbus Day included! I was planning a picnic lunch and checking the website to see what time they opened when I discovered they won't be offering FREE admission tomorrow. Instead, I read this at their website....
  • Effective September 1, 2010 the Houston Zoo will offer free admission on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until closing.
In a way, this works out better. It offers 12 FREE DAY opportunities as opposed to the 5 holiday FREE days they offered before. But it means I can't take the kids again until November 2nd.

Guess I better come up with a new plan to keep the kids busy tomorrow.


For More Information: http://www.houstonzoo.org

FREE Samples from Target!!

Have you visited The Sample Spot at Target.com yet? Right now, there are two great FREE samples you can request there. Here's what you can get!

CVS DEALS 10/10 - 10/16

Great week at CVS! Don't forget to scan your card at the magic coupon machine! It's been spitting out $0.99 off Brach's Candy Corn and those are on sale this week for $0.99!! So FREE after coupon. Also, you might get a $5 off any Halloween Decor, Accessories, or Costumes coupon that can be used to score FREE, CHEAP, or even MONEYMAKER Halloween items! Here's what I got this week...

--- Buy $15 worth of Pepsi & Lays products, get $5 ECB ---
4 Crunchy Cheetos 8.5 oz. @ 2 for $5 ($10 Total)
5 Pepsi 2 liter @ $1 each ($5 Total)
- 2) $1/2 CVS IP
Final Cost: $8 for all 9 products or $0.89 each!

2 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soaps @ $0.97 each!
- 2) $1/1 from the Organize in Style Coupon booklet
Final Cost: 2 FREE + $0.06 moneymaker!

Brach's Candy Corn 7.5 oz. @ $0.99
- $0.99 CVS magic coupon machine
Final Cost: FREE!!

2 Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets @ $7.99 BOGO sale
- 2) $3/1 coupons from the 10/10 RP
Final Cost: $1 each!!

Snyders Halloween 24 ct. Pretzels Treats @ $2.50
Halloween Cream Makeup @ $1.99
- $5 off any Halloween coupon from the CVS coupon machine
Final Cost: Both FREE + $0.51 moneymaker!!

WALGREENS DEALS 10/10 - 10/16

If you were lucky enough to snag the $1 off any Nescafe Taster's Choice coupon a few weeks ago -- but not lucky enough to find it on sale at CVS during the week it was 10 for $10, then you're in luck this week!! Personally, my CVS store was sold out that week and has continued to be sold out ever since. So I was thrilled to see the 7 ct. boxes at Walgreens this morning during my regular trip. I was looking for filler items and noticed that the 7 ct. boxes were priced at $1.19 or 2 for $2. That's FREE with coupon!! Yah!! Here's what else I got...

Huggies Little Movers Jumbo Pack @ $8.99
- $2.50/1 IP
- $2 RR received
Final Cost: $4.49

2 Halls Refresh Lemon Raspberry Drops @ $1 each
- $1/2 coupon from the 10/10 SS
- $1 RR received (for buying 1)
Final Cost: 2 FREE!!

2 Carefree Panty Liners 22 ct. @ $0.99 each with in-ad coupon
- $1/2 coupon from the 9/26 RP
Final Cost: $0.50 each!!

2 Nescafe Taster's Choice 7 ct. Instant Coffee @ 2 for $2
- 2) $1/1 IP (available again??)
Final Cost: 2 FREE!!

6 Twix Candy Bars @ $0.49 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)
- 3) Bogo coupons from the 9/26 RP (will deduct .89 each)
Final Cost: $0.05 each!!

3 Ramen Noodles @ 3 for $1 (filler items)

Used two $4 Register Rewards from previous purchases, paid $1.74 OOP, and got back $3 in Register Rewards. Remember when you're stacking Walgreens in-ad coupons with manufacturer's coupons, you want to hand over the in-ad coupons LAST! Also note that you can buy just ONE of the Hall's Refresh drops -- they're on sale for $1 with $1 Register Reward. But if you have the coupon, you can get two for FREE without doing multiple transactions or racking up too many Register Rewards!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FREE bottle of Advil!

Go HERE to request a coupon for a FREE bottle of 24-count Advil Tablets or 20-count Advil Liqui-Gels. No purchase necessary. Offer limited to first 500,000 eligible US registrants and offer ends when supply of 500,000 coupons is exhausted. Limit one (1) coupon request per household. Allow 1-3 weeks for shipment of your coupon.

As we all know, news travels fast on the internet -- so hurry up and order yours before they're all gone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mailbox Goodies!

Look at what I got in the mail this week! Aren't free samples great? They're such a nice break from bills and junk mail. Plus, they can really supplement your stockpiles and introduce you to products you wouldn't normally buy. Here's what I got this week... What did you get this week?

P&G brandSAMPLER available again!

Have you requested your FREE P&Gbrand Sampler pack yet? You can request this one every quarter and it's available again! Order yours by registering HERE. Once you sign in, be sure to click on all the samples and coupons available.

Samples and Coupons Available:
  • FREE sample of Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer
  • FREE sample of Always Ultra Thin and Dry-liners Plus
  • FREE sample of Tampax Pearl and Tampax Compak Pearl
  • $1 off Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • $1 off Tide Stain Release, any size (or $3 off Med./Large size)
  • $5 off Febreze Home Collection Flameless Luminary Starter Kit
  • $1 off Febreze Set & Refresh

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 50 Point Codes!

If you participate in the Pampers Gifts to Grow program, here are a few points you'll definitely want to enter.
  • GIFTSTOGROW4MOM - worth 50 points
  • JOINNOW4REWARDS - worth 50 points
  • GIFTS2GROWBONUS - worth 20 points
If you're not already a member, sign up HERE and start earning points today. You'll earn points for every purchase of Pampers diapers, training pants, or wipes! Plus -- there are lots of FREE codes to score! It's FREE to join and they have a lot of great items you can redeem your points for like photo prints from Shutterfly, a Dora or Diego potty seat, magazine subscriptions, toys, books, puzzles, and more!

FREE SAMPLE: Woolite Dry Cleaner's Secret

Go HERE to request a FREE sample of Woolite Dry Cleaner's Secret. Quantities limited. Samples are all gone!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cellfire has Reset!

Cellfire released new ecoupons today so don't forget to load them to your shopper cards! Remember too that you can load them through your MyPoints account to earn 25 bonus points when you save and redeem any 10 cellfire coupons in a month.

FREE SAMPLE: Ester-C Gummies

Request a FREE sample of Ester-C natural orange flavored Gummies HERE. While supplies last. Allow 8 weeks for delivery.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Target Run 10/4

Target is running a pretty good gift card deal on Mott's products this week so I wanted to take advantage of that and also grab a few more items I've seen advertised lately. I did 2 transactions so I could roll the Target gift card earned into the second transaction. Here's what I got..

-- Transaction #1 --

3 Motts Applesauces @ $1.67 each
2 Mott's Apple Juices @ $1.75 each
Paid: $8.51
Got Back: $5 Target Gift Card for buying 5 Mott's items
Final Cost: $0.70 each!!


-- Transaction #2 --

2 Glade Tough Odor Solutions Carpet Deodorizer @ $1.99 each
- 2) $1/1 Target web coupons
- 1) $2/2 IP
Final Cost: 2 FREE!!

Downy 60 load Fabric Softner @ $4.99
- $1/1 Target web coupon
- $2.50 Vocalpoint Home Mailer coupon
Final Cost: $1.49

Shout Wipes (Travel Size) @ $0.97
- $1/1 coupon from the $16 Summer Savings booklet
Final Cost: FREE!

2 Hershey Special Dark Kisses @ $2.99
- $1/1 Target web coupon
- $1/1 coupon from the $9/19 SS
Final Cost: $0.99 each

2 Pledge Furniture Polish @ $3.50 each
-$2/2 Target web coupon
- $2/2 coupon from the 9/26 SS
Final Cost: $1.50 each

AirWick Refill Twin Pack @ $4.49
- $1 Target web coupon
- $1 coupon from the 9/19 SS
Final Cost: $2.29

I probably could've gotten better prices on many of these items -- some of them were on sale last week but I missed them. And I know I could've waited for a better price on the Pledge but we've been out for weeks now. Oh well...

Randalls Run 10/4

Another Randalls run to pick up more Precious Cheese sticks for my kids. After coupon and rebate, these should be FREE plus a small moneymaker, so I'm stocking up. The rebate is a limit of 5 per household -- that means 10 packs of cheese! In-ad coupon is only good through tomorrow, though, so time is running out! Here's what I got...

2 Precious Cheese Snacks 16 ct. @ $2.49 each with in-ad coupon
- $1/2 coupon from the $70 Savings Booklet
- $5 rebate received (minus the cost of a stamp)
Final Cost: FREE + $0.53 moneymaker

Silk Pure Almond Dark Chocolate Milk @ $2.69
- $1.35 for 50% off sticker
- $1/1 coupon from the $70 Savings Booklet
Final Cost: $0.34!!

Martha White Muffin Mix @ $0.89
- .35/1 IP (zip code 90210) (tripled to .89)
Final Cost: FREE!!

Betty Crocker Cake Mix @ $0.89 with in-ad coupon
Betty Crocker Frosting @ $1.50
- .50 for 50% off sticker on cake mix
- .50/both IP (doubled to $1)
- .50/both shortcuts ecoupon
Final Cost: $0.39 for both!!

Kroger Run 10/4

Yah!! Bestlife Buttery Spread is on sale again this week at Kroger! I love this stuff!! If my fridge wasn't already stuffed with it from the last sale, I'd buy a bunch more. If you haven't tried it yet, you'll want to score some before Wednesday. Also, the .35/1 coupon for Martha White muffin mixes has reset. These triple at Randalls and Krogers - so FREE muffins! Here's what I got...

4 Bestlife Buttery Spreads @ $1 each
- $1/1 coupon from the 8/29 RP or IP
Final Cost: 4 FREE!!

Martha White Muffin Mix @ $0.99
- .35/1 IP (zip code 90210) (tripled to $0.99)
Final Cost: FREE!!

All Free and Clear 32 loads @ $2.99
- $1/1 from the 9/26 RP
Final Cost: $1.99

5 Michelina Frozen Dinners @ $0.88 each
- $1/5 coupon from the Randalls $16 Summer Savings book
Final Cost: $0.68 each

CVS DEALS 10/3 - 10/9

CVS hasn't exactly been my favorite store recently. I haven't even shopped there the last two weeks -- ran out of ink two weeks ago, couldn't find toothbrushes last week, etc. So I was excited to have a proper list ready this week and great deals to score!! But unfortunately, it didn't turn out as I'd hoped. One of the deals didn't work the way it was supposed to and the manager at my CVS made a mistake in the way he rang up my total, so I ended up with a $5 negative balance! What????

When I asked if he could just redo the transaction, he said no, and insisted I buy $5 worth of items. He was nice about it but said it would "mess everything up" and "take a long time". I would have complained or gotten indignant (it was his mistake, afterall, not mine) but he'd already accepted several of my ECB that had expired (GASP!!!) and he's also the same manager that had promised to accept an expired $5/30 CVS email coupon last week (if those toothbrushes came in, which they didn't). No point in ruining a good relationship, so I had to think on my feet and grab $5 worth of stuff (without coupons!! Eeek!!)

If my brain worked properly (it doesn't) I would've grabbed a new hairbrush. We've been needing one for a while. Instead, I grabbed 2 boxes of Fruity Pebbles on BOGO and a couple items from the 10/$10 section. I guess it all worked out OK in the end but I really have to create a "backup" list for when things like this happen or when I need to hit a certain total to use a CVS email coupon. Live and learn, I guess. Here's what I got...

6 Snickers @ $0.50 each
- 3 BOGO coupons from the 9/26 RP
Final Cost: $1.50 or $0.25 each
(These were supposed to be Buy 2 get 1 FREE -- taking them back!)

Bausch & Lomb Re-Nu Sensitive 12 oz. @ $7.99 (limit 1)
- $7.99 ECB received
Final Cost: FREE!!

Revlon Nail Polish @ $3.99 (limit 6)
- $1/1 coupon from the 9/12 SS
- $3 ECB received
Final Cost: FREE!!

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor @ $8.97 (limit 1)
- $4/1 coupon from the 10/3 SS
- $5 ECB received
Final Cost: FREE!!

2 Post Fruity Pebbles Cereal @ $3.19 BOGO sale
Final Cost: $1.60 each

2 Act II Popcorn Mini-Bags 3ct. @ $1 each

Bottled Water -- FREE!!! (gift from manager)

With the $5/25 CVS coupon, I still got everything in the picture for $1.70. But the Snickers are going back tonight.

WALGREENS DEALS 10/3 - 10/9

Walgreens has some great FREE items this week, so you'll want to stock up if you can. Just remember to roll your register rewards as much as possible to avoid collecting too many. Here's what I got this week. Please note that these items were bought in several transactions since you can't get duplicate register rewards in the same transaction.

-- Transaction #1 --

EOS Lip Balm @ $3.00

- $3.00 RR received
Final Cost: FREE!!

2 Nivea Lip Care @ $1.00 each
- $2/2 coupon from the 10/3 RP (or Sept/Oct All You)
Final Cost: 2 FREE!!


-- Transaction #2 --

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor @ $7.99
- $4/1 coupon from the 10/3 SS
- $4 RR received
Final Cost: FREE!!


Schick Hydro Shave Gel @ $2.99
- FREE wyb Razor peelie on package
Final Cost: FREE!!

Nivea Lip Care @ $1.00
- $1/1 coupon from the 10/3 RP
Final Cost: FREE!!

EOS Lip Balm @ $3.00
- $3.00 RR received
Final Cost: FREE!!


-- Transaction #3 --

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor @ $7.99
- $4/1 coupon from the 10/3 SS
- $4 RR received
Final Cost: FREE!!


Schick Hydro Shave Gel @ $2.99
- FREE wyb Razor peelie on package
Final Cost: FREE!!

Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection @ $3.99
- $1/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G
- $2 RR received
Final Cost: $0.99

So I basically got everything in the picture for just $0.99 after coupons and register rewards!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

FREE SAMPLE: Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

Request a FREE sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner while supplies last! Choose from either Intensive Repair or Daily Moisture. Allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.