Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Ones I can speak for since I use them:
Krogers Plus Card:
Where do I get it: You can pick up your card at the Customer Service Desk. They will have you fill in some information, and then when you get home be sure to register your card online for maximum benefit.
What does it do for me: You know when you look at the flyer and it shows you the sale price. Those are for Plus Card members. If you go into the store and try to buy the items at that price without the card, you will get charged full price!! With this card, you are also able to go into the Savings/Coupon section on Kroger's website and load coupons onto it through Cellfire, $hortcuts, and Kroger's Digital Coupons. This is just bonus savings for you. The card also tracks your savings and spending to give you points towards fuel purchases. This may very by store. The other just informational bonus to the card is that every time it is scanned it logs all of your savings, so it will give you a savings to date total at the bottom of your receipt. Chances are the cashier will ask you for your Plus card at check out but be sure to have it, you don't want to get stuck paying full price!
How do I maximize the benefit: Combine the savings you will receive from the sale prices, with manufacturer coupons, and loadable coupons for the maximum savings.
My overall review of the program: I LOVE IT!
Place Perks - The Children's Place
Where do I get it: This one is a little tricky. I received mine in the mail around the holidays. I am not sure what prompted me to get one. I do hold a TCP card, so that may have prompted it. You could try to give them a call and see if you can get one for yourself.
What does it do for me: For every $75 you spend (after all discounts not including tax) you will receive a $10 coupon by mail. It does take a few weeks. Does not appear that the $10 coupon can be used with a % off coupon or $ off coupon, unless it is the TCP Credit Card rewards % off. Your card MUST be scanned at each purchase to qualify, and there is a good chance that the cashier will not ask for it since not everyone received one.
How do I maximize the benefit: First off, if you have an outlet store that is the absolute first step to maximizing. I have an outlet near enough to me that I utilize it. A great way to get to your $75. A lot of times I can pick up things on clearance for $1.99-$2.99. Then, hopefully, you have a current % off coupon. Also, if you have the TCP credit card and have earned your 200 points you should have your extra 10% off sticker for your card (You earn 1pt/$1 unless it is double points time).
This is an idea of what you could get for $75. Scan your perks card. If you could find 50 items at $1.99 = $99.50. Use your current 15% off coupon = you save $14.92. Use your 10% from the TCP rewards = you save $8.45. Your grand total for the 50 items would be $76.12 (+ tax). Now, you have earned your $10 coupon!!
Disclaimer: Outlets are a never guaranteed thing. You may want to try calling your store before you go to ask what kind of sales they have going on. I try to get in there during the $1.99/$2.99 sales. However, since my kids are getting bigger the prices are going up. My example above would be a great scenerio if everything worked out that the right things were on sale, and you had the right coupons. It is just an idea of things to look for to get the most for your $.
My overall review of the program: I LOVE IT! If I am going to be buying my kids clothes at TCP anyhow, I might as well benefit from it!
Best Buy Reward Zone
Where do I get it: You can get the card in store.
What does it do for me: Earn 1 point for nearly every $1 spent and redeem reward certificates at all U.S. Best Buy® stores and at BestBuy.com®. Take advantage of member-only promotions and offers, including a special reward during your birthday month
How easy is it to earn? See for yourself:
You spend Points Reward Certificates
Spend Points Get in Certificates
$1000 1000 $20
$500 500 $10
$250 250 $5
How do I maximize the benefit: The best way I have found to maximize this is two ways. One, use it on something you have wanted but have been putting off. Two, match it up with a Buy One Get One Free Sale.
My overall review of the program: I am not a huge fan of Best Buy in general. Again, if you are going to be buying something you might as well get something out of it. I recently had $15 in Reward Zone certificates, and I used them to preorder New Moon. I paid $5 for it. The one problem I did have is that recently they made some changes to their program and they were issuing certificates for 250 pts or more. If you had less than that they would just be lost. I had 249. Mine were lost. So basically the $249 that I spent didn't get me anything. I don't like programs that work like that. If you are changing your program you should find a way to convert existing points (or whatever the system).
Rewards "R" Us = Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us
Where do I get it: You can get the card in store or online (click link above).
What does it do for me: Rewards"R"Us is a program designed to reward our best guests for the purchases they make at Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us. Guests of Toys"R"Us and Babies "R"Us can enroll in the Rewards"R"Us program either in-store or online by accessing Rewards"R"Us at rewardsrus.toysrus.com. Upon enrollment, active loyalty program members become eligible for a variety of both one-time and ongoing benefits as well as short-term promotions.
Rewards"R"Us enrollees earn a $5 reward certificate ("R"Us Dollars) for every $150 in qualifying purchases at Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us, in-store or online, (up to $1,800) during select promotion periods. Member is responsible to present their loyalty number at time of purchase in order to receive proper credit. Retro-credits for purchases made without membership number are not permitted. Members can receive up to $20 "R"Us Dollars per month, $60 per earning period. Qualifying purchases do not include gift cards, shipping and handling, reward eligible diapers, formula, and greeting cards. "R"Us Dollars are not earned on layaway purchases and furniture orders until items are paid in full and shipped. "R"Us Dollars certificates are mailed via USPS, arrive 8-12 weeks after they are earned and are valid until the date printed on each certificate.
Qualifying purchases do not include gift cards, shipping and handling, reward-eligible diapers, formula and greeting cards. Purchases of infant furniture, battery powered ride-on vehicles, video game hardware, select outdoor play equipment: swing sets, trampolines, playhouses, climbers, filtered pools and inflatable bouncers and waterslides, and all discounted items (in-store and advertised discounts, coupons and clearance) qualify for only $0.50 for each $1.00 spent. All other items qualify for $1.00 for each $1.00 spent. Purchases of furniture orders do not qualify until items are paid for in full and shipped. All earned "R"Us Dollars are mailed via USPS, arrive 8-12 weeks after they are earned and are valid until the date printed on each certificate. See additional Terms and Conditions.
How can I use "R"Us Dollars?
"R"Us Dollars Certificate(s) can be used toward the one-time purchase of qualifying products in-store or online at Toys"R"Us & Babies"R"Us. Excludes Gift Cards, Kiddie Kandids, Motherhood Maternity, Buyer Protection Plan, Assembly Fee, Breastpump Rental Fee, Delivery Fee, and Shipping & Handling. Value is forfeited if item is returned. If used in-store, certificates must be surrendered at time of purchase. Certificate prorated among eligible items purchased. See additional Terms and Conditions.
Rewards"R"Us members who participate in the Diaper Rewards Program will be eligible to earn: a) 1 free Value Box of Pampers¨ diapers (64 ct. - 252 ct.) when 9 Pampers Value Boxes are purchased OR b) 1 free Value Box of Huggies¨ diapers (68 ct. - 264 ct.) when 9 Huggies Value Boxes (68 ct. - 264 ct.) are purchased. Qualifying diaper purchases are limited to Value Boxes only and 9 of the same brand (Pampers or Huggies) must be purchased in order to receive a certificate for a free Value Box of that brand. Only one certificate can be earned within a 9-month period. Certificate is mailed via USPS, arrive 8-12 weeks after the free Value Box of diapers has been earned and is valid until the date printed on the certificate. Certificates may not be sold or transferred and are not redeemable for cash or a refund under any circumstances. Returned diaper purchases will be deducted from the members qualifying purchase count. Pampers Promotion began 10/15/2008. See additional Terms and Conditions.
Formula Rewards Program: Rewards"R"Us members who participate in the Formula Rewards Program will be eligible to earn:
a) 1 free Nestlé® Good Start case of 32-oz. Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula for every 9 Nestlé® Good Start 32-oz Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula cases that are purchased with membership within a 12-month period.
b) 1 free Similac® case of 32 oz. Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula for every 9 Similac® 32 oz. of Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula cases that are purchased with membership within a 12-month period. Offer valid on Similac Advance EarlyShield™, Similac Sensitive¨, and Isomil Advance¨ only.
c) 1 free Enfamil¨ case of 32 fl. oz. Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula for every 9 Enfamil¨ 32 fl. oz. of Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula cases that are purchased with membership within a 12-month period.
d) 1 free can of Babies"R"Us® Infant Formula Powder 24 oz. or larger when 9 cans of Babies"R"Us® Infant Formula Powder 24 oz. or larger is purchased with membership within a 12-month period.
Formula certificates are mailed via USPS, arrive 8-12 weeks after the free formula has been earned and are valid until the date printed on the certificate. Certificates may not be sold or transferred and are not redeemable for cash or a refund under any circumstances. Returned formula purchases will be deducted from the members qualifying purchase count. See additional Terms and Conditions.
Greeting Card Rewards
American Greetings® Rewards: Rewards"R"Us members who participate in the American Greetings Rewards Program will be eligible to earn 1 free American Greetings card for every 5 American Greetings cards that are purchased with membership. Certificate is mailed after the 5th greeting card has been purchased via USPS 8-12 weeks after the free card has been earned and is valid until the date printed on the certificate. Free greeting cards are available to Rewards"R"Us members only and certificates may not be sold or transferred and are not redeemable for cash or a refund under any circumstances. Returned card purchases will be deducted from the member's qualifying purchase count. Eligible greeting card purchases are valid in-store only at Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us. See additional Terms and Conditions.
Product Recall Notifications
Rewards"R"Us members with an active email address included in their profile automatically become eligible to receive product recall notifications when a product is purchased at Toys"R"Us/Babies"R"Us and is recalled by the manufacturer, subject to applicable law or regulatory requirements. Rewards"R"Us members without a valid email address on file will not be eligible to receive this email notification service.
Member Shopping Events
Rewards"R"Us members will receive advance notice of participating in-store sales and special events. From time to time, these notices will include special store hours reserved for Rewards"R"Us members and other best guests.
Email Discount Offers
Email offers including temporary price reductions will be periodically extended to those Rewards"R"Us members who opt in and provide a valid email address. These email offers will be sent to members in the form of a promotion code redeemable online at Toysrus.com or Babiesrus.com. Promo code email discounts are valid for single-use purchases
How do I maximize the benefit: I would try to match up my certificate to a Buy On Get One Free sale
My overall review of the program: I don't do a ton of shopping at TRU/BRU so I am not a good judge of this one. I use it, when I do go, but I think I have only ever earned one $5 certificate.
Where do I get it: You can pick up your card at the Customer Service Desk. They will have you fill in some information, and then when you get home be sure to register your card online for maximum benefit.
What does it do for me:
Get Exclusive Savings Every Week
Receive great weekly coupons and exclusive in-store offers via email. You'll also get the latest news, recommendations, and more.
Earn Borders Bucks
For every $150 spent annually on qualifying purchases at Borders, Borders.com, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks, Borders Rewards members will earn $5 in Borders Bucks, issued the first week of the following month and valid until the end of that month. Plus, any amount you spend annually on qualifying purchases that exceeds $150 rolls over until you reach your next cumulative annual total of $150. There is no limit to how many Borders Bucks you can earn!
Save More with Borders Rewards Perks
Make your membership even more rewarding with Borders Rewards Perks. It's a program personalized for you and your lifestyle, offering exclusive savings on the brands and services you love.
You'll find valuable offers for beauty and fragrance, clothing and accessories, home and furnishings, electronics and more from well-known names.
Borders Rewards members can sign up for free at www.BordersRewardsPerks.com.
How do I maximize the benefit: Use all of your weekly coupons to get % off to get to your $150 total so you can get your $5 Borders Bucks!
My overall review of the program: I like it. I LOVE that I constantly get coupons, and if I foget them at home I can use the free WiFi at Borders and pull up the coupon on my iPod and show the cashier. I am a little annoyed right now with the program though. I happened to log into my account last night and found out that I had $5 Borders Bucks that expire 3/31/10!! Almost lost $5!!
I hope that you find this information and reviews helpful!!
I would like to hear what books you love. I am going to be looking for a new series soon. I have to go back and read the latest book in The Vampire Diaries. Then...what will I read??
Monday, March 29, 2010
These are also on a catalina deal at Kroger (in my area known as Hilander).
Buy 2 get $0.50 off your next order coupon at checkout.
Buy 3 get $1.00 off your next order coupon at checkout.
Buy 4 get $1.50 off your next order coupon at checkout.
Buy 4 Velveeta Shells and Cheese @$1.30 ea (probably less but this is the max price) = $5.20
Use 2 B1G1F coupons = -$2.60
Toal: $2.60 - $1.50 cat = $1.10 for 4 cups (or $0.28/ea) after coupons and $1.50 cat!! (this may be less depending on the price of the cups in your store)
Items on Sale that have coupons:
Kelloggs Cereal - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $1.75-$2.00 ea wyb 2 (Coupon for free milk @ checkout – 1 gal wyb 3 cereal; 2 gal wyb 5 cereal; 3 gal wyb 7 cereal)
$1.50/2 – HERE (for Raisin Bran or Mini Wheats)
$1.00/2 – 3/7 RP (for Raisin Bran, Mini Wheats, Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks)
Cocoa Krispies – 16.5oz box
Apple Jacks – 17-17.2oz box
Fruit Loops – 17-17.2oz box
Corn Pops – 17-17.2oz box
Rice Krispies – 18oz box
Frosted Flakes – 24oz box
Bite Size Mini Wheats – 24oz box
Raisin Bran – 25.5oz box
Special K (varieties) – 12-19.5oz box
Birds Eye Steamfresh or Freshlike Frozen Vegetables - $1.00 ea = price after coupon $0.50(FREE!!)$0.50/1 – 3/21 RP
Dole Pineapple - $1.00 ea = price after coupon $0.73($0.45) wyb 2
$0.55/2 – 1/24SS
Betty Crocker Cake Mix - $0.79 ea = price after coupon $0.52 ea wyb 1 cake mix & 1 frostingBetty Crocker Frosting - $1.00 ea
$0.75 wyb 1 cake mix & 1 frosting – 3/28SS
Yuban, Papa Nicholas or Maxwell House Coffee - $4.39 ea = price after coupon $3.39 wyb Maxwell House$1.00/1 – 3/21SS
Oscar Mayer Bacon - $3.50 ea = price after coupon $2.75 ea
$0.75/1 – 3/21SS
Jimmy Dean fully cooked sausage - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $1.50 ea
$1.00/1 – 1/31 RP
Johnsonville Link or Sausage Patties- $2.50 ea = price after coupon $1.95($1.40) ea
$0.55/1 – 3/7 SS
Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Meat - $3.00 ea = price after coupon $2.50 ea wyb 2
$1.00/2 – 3/7SS
Gortons Breaded Fish - $4.99 ea = price after coupon $4.59($4.19) ea $0.40/1 – 2/21SS
Gatorade - $1.00 ea = price after coupon $0.50 ea wyb 2
$1.00/2 – 1/10RP
Starbucks Coffee - $6.99 ea = price after coupon $5.99 ea
$1.00/1 – 3/21SS
Betty Crocker Warm Delights - $1.67 ea = price after coupon $1.17($0.67)ea
$0.50/1 – HERE
Chef Boyardee 39-40oz can - $2.99 ea = price after coupon $2.62 ea wyb 4
$1.50/4 – HERE
Chef Boyardee 14 oz micro cups - $1.67 ea = price after coupon $1.30 ea wyb 4
$1.50/4 – HERE
Superpretzel - $1.67 ea = price after coupon $1.17($0.67)ea
$0.50/1 – 3/14RP
Dean Dip - $1.49 ea = price after coupon $0.99 ea wyb 2
$1.00/2 – 1/31RP
Friskies 3.5lb Cat Food - $3.99 ea = price after coupon $2.99 ea
$1.00/1 – 2/7RP
Dial hand soap - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.65($1.30) ea
$0.35/1 – 3/7RP
Dial bath soap 3pk - $1.75 ea = price after coupon $1.40($1.05) ea
$0.35/1 – 3/7RP
Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Bread - $1.99 ea = price after coupon $1.44($0.89) ea
$0.55/1 – 2/21RP
Del Monte Vegetables - $0.67 ea = price after coupon $0.45 ea wyb 5
$1.00/5 – 2/7RP
Campbells Cream of Mushroom/Chicken - $0.75 ea = price after coupon $0.68($0.60) ea
$0.30/4 – 3/28SS
French’s French Fried Onions - $3.00 ea = price after coupon $2.50($2.00) ea
$0.50/1 – 12/13SS
General Mills Cereal - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.50 ea
$1.00/2 – 3/7SS (Cocoa Puffs & Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
Whole Grain Total
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
C&H Sugar - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $2.00($1.50) ea
$0.50/1 – 3/14RP
KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce - $1.33 ea = price after coupon $0.83 ($0.33) ea
$0.50/1 – 3/14SS
French’s Mustard - $1.25 ea = price after coupon $0.75($0.25) ea
$0.50/1 – 1/24 SS (this expires on 3/31)
$0.50/1 – 3/21 SS
Nabisco Crackers - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.00 ea
$1.00/1 – 1/24 SS (this expires on 3/31)
Nutri-Grain/Gripz/Keebler Chips Deluxe - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $2.00 ea
$1.00/2 – 2/7RP(Nutri-Grain)
Betty Crocker Brownies - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.63 ea wyb 2
$0.75/2 – HERE
Del Monte Fruit To Go - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.80 ea
$1.00/5 – 2/7RP
Del Monte Canned Fruit - $1.00 ea = price after coupon $0.80 ea
$1.00/5 – 2/7RP
Ocean Spray Grapefruit or Cranberry cocktail - $2.44 ea = price after coupon $1.94 ea wyb 2
$1.00/2 – 2/14RP (Grapefruit)
Old Orchard Healty Balance or 100% Juice - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.50($1.00) ea
$0.50/1 - HERE
Philidelphia Cream Cheese blocks - $1.29 ea = price after coupon $1.02($0.74) ea wyb 2
$0.55/2 - HERE
Daisy Sour Cream - $1.49 ea = price after coupon $0.99($0.49) ea
Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza crust - $1.67 ea = price after coupon $1.32 ($0.97) ea
Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits - $1.69 ea = price after coupon $1.54 ($1.39) ea wyb2
Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $2.00 ea wyb2
Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls - $3.50 ea = price after coupon $2.50 ea
$1.00/1 – 3/28RP
Pillsbury Pie Crust - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $2.25 ($2.00) ea wyb 2
$0.50/2 – 3/28SS
Mrs. Smith’s Pies/Cobblers - $3.00 ea = price after coupon $2.00
Quaker Cereals - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $2.38 ea wyb 5
$3.00/5 – FOUND IN STORE
Quaker Granola Bars - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.40 ea wyb 5
$3.00/5 – FOUND IN STORE
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix - $2.00 ea = price after coupon $1.50 ea wyb 2
$1.00/2 – 1/3 RP
Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup - $2.50 ea = price after coupon $2.00 ea wyb 2
$1.00/2 – 1/3 RP
Snuggle Fabric Softener - $2.98 ea = price after coupon FREE!! ($0.02 MM)
$3.00/1 – 3/28RP
Beech-Nut Stage 2 jars - $0.45 ea = price after coupon $0.33 ea wyb 16
$2.00/16 – 1/3 SS
Items on Sale without coupons:
Kretschmar Whole Boneless Ham - $1.59/lb
In the shell 10-15ct Raw Gulf Shrimp - $7.99/lb
Fresh Asparagus - $1.88/lb
Jennie-O Frozen Hen Turkey - $0.79/lb
Boneless Strip Steak - $5.99/lb
Coke/Diet Coke - $2.50/ea after in-store manf coupon
Pepsi/Diet Pepsi - $2.50/ea after in-store manf coupon
Schnucks Spiral Sliced Ham - $1.59/lb after addtnl $25 purchase
Whole Bone-In Frick’s Super Trim Ham - $1.79/lb
Whole Boneless Double-G Ham - $2.19/lb
Whole Boneless Decorated Ham - $2.39/lb
Schnucks Natural Split Fryer or Whole Cut-Up Chicken - $1.29/lb
Boneless Bottom Round Roast - $3.19/lb
Center Cut Port Loin Roast - $3.99/lb
Leg of Lamb - $6.89/lb
Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs – $3.99/lb
Assorted Boneless Pork Chops - $3.19/lb
Schnucks Side Dishes - $2.89/ea
Schnucks Fresh Pork Sausage - $2.29/lb
Schnucks Fully Cooked Bacon - $2.50/ea
Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs – B1($3.59)G1Free
71-90ct Fresh Cut Shrimp - $5.49/ea
Original or Cajun Deluxe Krab Dip - $3.99/lb
Farm Raised Catfish Nuggets - $1.99/lb
Wild Alaska Cod Fillets - $5.99/lb
Pepperidge Farm Baked Snacks - $2.50/ea
Snow Crab Cluster - $6.99/lb
Norweigan Salmon Fillets - $8.99/lb
Sea Best Tilapia Fillets - $5.99/lb
Bisquick Shake ‘n Pour - $1.67/ea
Schnuck’s Cereal - $2.99/ea
Mt. Olive Pickles - $2.00/ea
Starkist can tuna - $0.75/ea
Wrigley Gum 3 pack - $1.50/ea
T.G.I. Fridays Appetizers - $3.00/ea
Imperial Margarine Quarters - $0.77/ea
Sc hnucks Grade A Quarters - $2.32/ea
Land O Lakes Butter Quarters - $3.19/ea
Pillsbury Big Crescent Rolls/Flaky Cinnamon twists - $2.79/ea
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - $2.79/ea
Clorox Bleach - $1.67/ea
Thermacare Heat Wraps 2-3ct - $5.99/ea
Right Guard - $2.00/ea
Wonder Smart Bread - $2.19/ea
Van Camp’s Baked Beans - $1.25/ea
Van Camp’s Pork and Beans - $0.60/ea
Marios Olives - $1.25/ea
Vlassic Pickles - $2.00/ea
Crisco Oil - $2.50/ea
Kraft Salad Dressing - $2.00/ea
Keebler Club/Cheez-Its/Town House Crackers - $2.50/ea
Lays Potato Chips - $2.00/ea
Oreo - $3.00/ea
Powerade 8pk - $3.99/ea
Arizona Tea 1 gal jug - $1.67/ea
Kraft 2 cup shredded cheese - $1.99/ea
Simply Juice - $2.99/ea
Tombstone - $3.67/ea
Cool Whip - $0.99/ea
ALL Detergent - $2.98/ea
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I have, in the last couple months, found that I like to file my inserts whole. I then cut whatever coupons out I need as I need them. That is why when I do my matchups you will see a date after the coupon and then a 2 letter code.
2/7/10 GM = This tells you that this coupon came out on 2/7/10 and it was in the General Mills insert from the paper.
2 Letter codes:
GM- General Mills
SS - Smart Source
RP - Red Plum
PG - Procter & Gamble
I do try to post as many internet printed coupons in the matchups as I can. That way for those of you just getting started and don't have a lot of coupons can still take advantage of the sales. I should also mention that in my matchups I only post coupons from inserts (newspapers) or internet printed coupons. There may be better coupons out there that you have gotten in the mail. So you may need to double check. I just don't like posting those as sometimes we don't all get the same coupons in the mail.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
* Food or cash donation required to local food bank determined by club. Offer based on first visit enrollment, minimum 12 mo. c.d./e.f.t. program. New members only. Not valid with any other offer. Valid only at participating locations through 3.20.10 in the USA and 3.13.10 in Canada. ©2010 Curves International, Inc.
You can go HERE to find more information and a location near you!
You can enter the magic code i (yes the letter i) for 10 points!
If you are not a member of Disney Movie Rewards, you can go HERE or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a referral!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Here are some things you may forget to do:
- Home Security System - Did you know that if you have a home security system, it is likely, that you are supposed to "test" it once a month. Refer to your manual or call your specific company for details. If you are not testing, it may affect your homeowners/renters insurance. You would have to look at your specific company/contract for the details. I know with my company if I do not do my monthly test (which is done from my keypad) that it is actually a contract violation! It may also affect my insurance coverage should I have a break in!
- Pet medicines. Such as heartworm medicine and flea/tick drops.
- Pet bathing, brushing, and nail trimming. This is, of course, if you do these things yourself. We do. It is so much easier if you do this once a month rather than waiting until it is really bad. Plus your pets get more used to it.
- Cleaning your washer!! If you have a front loader you may have the option on the front to "clean washer." With my washer this involves loading bleach into the bleach spot and setting it to clean. It does the rest. Your really should wipe off your rubber seal as well.
- Dishwashers can also be washed too! You can buy dishwasher cleaner at Walmart and other stores of the same. This detergent removes stains and lime buildup in your dishwasher.
- Garbage disposals! They sell garbage disposal cleaner. I use these little yellow balls that I get at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They smell like lemon and seem to do a good job. I don't have a stinky disposal!!
- Outdoor trash cans. I at least try to spray them with disinfectant once a month or every two weeks during the winter months. Spring, summer, and fall, I take them out once a month and hose them out and then spray them. Otherwise *ugh* no one wants to open that lid!!
- Inside trash cans. I lift mine up to the sink, spray it with an all purpose cleaner and then use my sprayer to rinse it.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Using SOME of the matchups I had listed earlier this week (can be found HERE) for Schnucks (or in my area Logli) this is what I got.
My total BEFORE coupons was $85.00
My total AFTER coupons was $35.00
COUPON savings of $50.00 (I wish I knew the sales savings but they don't list that .... grr!)
The March Car Wash promotion has started! Save an additional 10% on any 5 or 10 count Car Wash cards! This offer is good on Elite, Ultimate, Deluxe, or Standard washes. Order online at www.kwiktrip.com, or you can also stop by your local Kwik Trip store for the same great savings!
Car Wash cards make great gifts for Easter, Mother's Day, Graduation, Father's Day, or any other special occasion. Car Wash cards are redeemable at any of our locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa that have car wash facilities.
The March Car Wash promotion is only valid through March 31st
- ENDLESS FRIES& PANCAKES - Available for a limited time only!
Refills available to each guest who purchases an entree valued at $2.50 or more that includes fries or pancakes. Specialty pancakes not included.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
How you ask...well it is $20.xx at Best Buy. I had $15.00 in Reward Zone gift certificates and I chose in store pickup. No getting there and they don't have one for me!! YIPPEE!!
My Experience: I ordered mine smaller than what I wore. When they came, I loved them because they were warm and it is winter and my feet are always cold. I did not like them because it felt like they were squeezing my feet. I thought...oh no....I should have ordered the right size, maybe I should send them back. I didn't. I kept them. After about a week they stretched out and now I absolutely LOVE them. If spring was not on its way (wishful thinking on my part) I would buy another pair. It is a GREAT price today for them too!
There are at least two websites in the business of electronic coupons. These get loaded onto your shoppers card. When you scan your shoppers card at the store, the coupons get applied to your order. Seems simple enough right. You got it! Although, with that being said, I have had coupons not come off correctly. If this happens you should contact the company. By providing your receipt they can verify that you did in fact buy the correct item, and that you had the correct coupon on your card at that time. I am not exactly sure how the "refunding" process works for this, but most companies are great about fixing errors, if you ask!
$hortcuts.com is one that I use frequently. Do keep in mind that even if your store doubles coupons, these coupons do NOT double.
They are currently can be used at the following stores:
- City Market
- Jay C
- King Soopers
- Pay Less
- Tom Thumb
Always frequently check the sites, as new content can be added at any time!
Stop in and take advantage of these great deals!
February 12th-March 26th:
Nature's Touch Eggs 99¢ dozen (Grade A Large)
Nature's Touch Grade AA Butter $1.49 (1-lb)
Stop in every Wednesday for our fantastic dollar deals!
March 3rd-$1.00 Taquitos.
March 4th-8th -Cheese Mountain Pizza Sale: $4.99 Thin Crust Pizza, Original crust is also on sale.
March 10th- $1.00 Cheese Mountain Pizza Slice
March 17th-$1.00 Hot 8-oz Soup
Marc 24th-$1.00 Chicken Sandwiches
March 31st-$1.00 Brats
February 19th-April 2nd-Every Friday $1.00 Fish Sandwiches!
March Bakery Specials:
March 12th-14th-Kwikery cookies 4/$1.00
March 19th-21st-$1.99 1/2 dozen Glazers Donuts
March 26th-28th-$2.99 4-ct Cinnamon Sensations Cinnamon Rolls
If you sign up for their email coupons you will receive these coupons in your email:
$2.00 Off One Cheese Mountain Pizza
Get 50c off one half-dozen Glazers donuts!
One Free Slice of Cheese Mountain Pizza
Get 25c off one bag of Urge Chips or Snacks!
Get 50c off one single or $1.00 off one family-size any Kitchen Cravings
Get 50c off any Kitchen Cravings Sandwich from the Fresh Case!
Get 50c off any Buddy Fountain Drink!
FREE 16-oz cup of Karuba Coffee, Cappuccino, or Hot Chocolate.
From here you can see the All You exclusive printable coupons (through coupons.com), the coupons that are in the current issue of All You magazine, discount codes from retailers, and the always wonderful "2 FREE PREVIEW issues." I love this magazine!! Not only do the coupons each month well pay for the magazine, but they also have wonderful ideas!!
Monday, March 1, 2010
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Home Decor Coupons - Home Decor - Discount Codes: This week's top online coupons discount codes - AllYou.com
Pacific Pillows - 15% off orders over $100
Target - $5 off orders over $50
Kmart - $5 off orders over $50
Kohls - 15% off orders 100+
JcPenney - 15% off
The Container Store - 20% off all orders
12 min - Fill the water reservoir in your coffee maker half way with white
vinegar and run the coffee maker as you normally do (without grounds, of course)
and then run it once full of water. If it still has a vinegar smell, you can run
water through a second time. This will help remove mineral deposits and residue
left by normal use.
This is what I got for an email today. It kind of helps me remember those things that might get forgotten about or put off.
You can go to http://www.12minutestogo.com to sign up! They also have th option of printing of a list so you can put it on your fridge!
**Save $1.00 When you buy any Fisher product greater than 4 oz.
**Save 50¢ on One (1) Sister Schubert's® Homemade Rolls, found in your grocer's freezer
**Save 40¢ when you buy any flavor Box or Pouch Betty Crocker® Potatoes (Except Potato Buds®)
**Save 75¢ on two when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes
**Save 60¢ when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix
**Save $1.00 When you buy any Fisher product greater than 4 oz.
**Save 40¢ Off Any Domino® Sugar Product 2lbs. or Larger
**Save 50¢ when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls
**Save 75¢ when you buy ONE BOX Wheaties Fuel™ cereal
**Save 40¢ when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix
**Save 50¢ when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack
**Save 50¢ on two when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls
**Save 75¢ on two when you buy any TWO Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits
**Save 50¢ when you buy any variety 19 OZ. - 24 OZ. ONLY Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables
**Save 80¢ on two when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed: • Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt • Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt
**Save 55¢ when you buy ONE BOX Chocolate Cheerios® cereal
**Save 40¢ when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars
**Save 50¢ on two when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables
**Save 50¢ when you buy ONE any variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen vegetables
**Save 30¢ on two when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits
**Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters
**Save 75¢ on two when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
**Save $1.00 on two when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Savorings® products
**Save 55¢ on two when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries
**Save 40¢ when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars
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** Save 55¢ when you buy ONE BOX Reese’s® Puffs® cereal
** Save 50¢ on two when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® , Fruit Gushers® , Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz® Fruit Flavored Snacks
**Save 40¢ on two when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls
**Save 40¢ when you buy any flavor Yoplait® products listed: • Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt • Yoplait® Kids Cup Yogurt • Yoplait® Kids Yogurt Drink • Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt
**Save $1.00 on any one (1) Jose Ole® product (16 oz or larger)
**Save $1.00 on any JOHNSON'S® Baby Product (excluding trial sizes) - Use as directed
**Save 50¢ Good on any (2) VIVA® Paper Towels Big Roll Packages or (1) Big Roll 2 pack or larger
**Save $1.00 On any size PureVia™ all natural, zero calorie sweetener
**Save 50¢ Good on any THREE (3) packages or ONE (1) Bundle Pack® of KLEENEX® Facial Tissue
**Save $1.00 on any one (1) Freschetta® Pizza
**Save $1.00 on six (6) DANNON® Light & Fit® 6 oz. cups
** SAVE $1.00 on any one jar of Polaner® Sugar Free with Fiber Preserves & Jellies
** Save $1.00 On any *NEW* Tom's of Maine Maximum Strength Sensitive Fluoride Toothpaste
**Save $1.00 Off Any TWO (2) Odwalla Superfoods
** Save $1.00 ON ANY HIGH LINER® SEA CUISINE™ PRODUCT
** Save 50¢ when you buy any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Box Muffin Mix or Fiber One™ Box Muffin Mix
** Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Romano's Macaroni Grill® Restaurant Favorites® Dinner Kit
** Save $1.00 on any TWO 6oz cans of Blue Diamond® BOLD Almonds
**Save $1.00 On Any Oxydol® Laundry Detergent
**Save 50¢ when you buy any flavor Chocolate Chex Mix® 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER
**Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE BOX Fiber One® cereal listed: Fiber One® Original • Fiber One® Honey Clusters® • Fiber One® Raisin Bran Clusters® • Fiber One® Caramel Delight
**Save 75¢ when you buy any Fiber One™ Frozen Muffins
**Save 50¢ when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One™ Box Muffin Mix
**Save 75¢ on three when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals
**Save $2.00 on any one (1) Prevacid®24HR product
**Save $1.00 now on any one (1) Marie’s® Yogurt Dressing.
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**Save $2.00 on any product from the makers of Theraflu®
**Save $5 on Neuragen®PN Homeopathic 0.17 fl. oz.
**Save $1.00 on one package, any size, of Crab Classic or Lobster Classic
**Save $1.00 on any one (1) Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion or New Hand Sanitizer Moisturizer (excl. 1oz size)
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**Save 35¢ off any variety of Bob Evans® Sausage
**Save $1.00 on any one (1) Barber Foods® Chicken product
**Save 55¢ on any one (1) package of Treasure Cave® Cheese Product
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**Save $1 or MORE on any Biz Stain Fighter Product
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**Save $1.00 off 1 pkg al fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage (any flavor)
**Save $1.00 on any one purchase of Fiber Gummies by Pedia-Lax™ Daily Fiber Supplement for Kids
**Save $1.00 on Pedia-Lax Chewable Tablets or Quick Dissolve Strips
Shedd's Country Crock Side Dish - $1.00 on any 1
Ragu Sauce - $1.00 on any 2
Knorr Side Dishes - $1.00 on any 3
Degree Deodorant - $1.00 on any 1
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I love L.J. Smith the author of Vampire Diaries. I just logged into my email to see that a new one will be out on 3/16/10
The Return: The Shadow Souls
This series is also the basis of a show on the CW also called The Vampire Diaries. I do really like the show. However, they have had a ridiculous schedule this year. On a few weeks, then off a few weeks, then on again, off again. In my opinion, this is not the way to introduce a show and I am sure has caused people to forget about it. Luckily for me, I have DVR, so I can watch the whole season at once since I forgot what happened two weeks ago!