Archive for December, 2008


OK, so CVS worked out a LOT Better than I thought it would, thanks to a $5/$15 coupon that I got, AND remember that $30.00 coupon for the $15.00 Bayer Contour? I got $15.00 worth of overage applied to my total. AMAZING.

THEN, all those Excedrin bottles had $1.00/1 peelies on them, so I got to stack that $3.00 worth of coupons with my 2 other $2.00/1 coupons.

Since there’s not too much, I’ll just post how it worked out:

2 Pantene 2/$7.00
1 Coupon:    -$3.00/2
OOP:                $4.00
ECBs:               $2.00

1 Bayer Contour $14.99
1 coupon:               -$30.00
Overage:                   $15.00
Rebate:                      $14.99 (not $9.99 as advertised!)

1 Schick Intuition $8.99
1 coupon                 -$2.00
OOP:                            $6.99
ECBs:                           $5.00

3 Excedrin:
1 Back & Body 24 Ct.  $4.79
1 Peelie & 1 Coupon  -$3.00
OOP:                                  $1.79

1 80-Ct Express Tablets $11.49
1 Peelie & 1 coupon         -$3.00
OOP:                                         $8.49

1 20-ct Express Gels         $5.49
1 Peelie                                  -$1.00
OOP:                                         $4.49

Excedrin ECBs: $10.00
Excedrin Rebate for the 20-Ct Express Gels: $6.99 (Must be bought & postmarked by 12.31.08-tomorrow!)

2 Blistex                     $1.98
1 coupon:                 -$1.00
OOP:                             $0.98

2 Mint Tins on sale 75% off: $1.00 OOP
1 Skintimate Shaving Lotion: $2.99 (I was out!)

Total OOP merchandise only:  $30.73
Minus $15.00 Overage
Minus $5/$15 Coupon + tax

=$11.24 OOP (Which was paid for with rollover ECBs)
+$22.00 in ECBs
+$21.98 in cash rebates

…so, if you have that Bayer coupon & your CVS applies overage, it’s worth your while to go!


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Despite our best winterizing efforts of covering our windows with plastic sheeting and making radiator reflectors, air was still getting in our bedroom, and in our hallway from the back-door. While we’re still not quite sure how that’s happening–both give off a pervasive draft that we can’t really pinpoint to one area–we’re up for trying anything. Our best guess is of course, the sill/under the door. Since nothing in our house is plumb, it leaves lots of little crevices for air to sneak its way in. Thus…Draft Stopper Snakes!


I looked up the width on a pattern from About.com, but the 8″ she recommended turned out to be too big for the filling I had, so I cut it down to 7″ and added 1/4″ for a full 1/2″ seam allowance.  Sewed up the bottom and sides, leaving 4″ open to stuff, turned it right-side-out (on the second snake…I am SUCH an absent-minded sewer),  filled it with a mix of so-old-it’s-inedible brown rice and white beans, and stitched up the side and top. It probably took no more than 15 minutes to do both snakes, and it’s a perfect use for spare pant-leg scraps. And best of all, it cost $0.00.

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CVS/Walgreens Deals

Since MoneysavingMom is on blogging break, I thought I’d do up a quick list for the CVS and Walgreens deals for this week…only to find some of the worst deals on record, minus one good moneymaker and some free makeup. 😉 Oh well! Some really great deals! *edited*

For CVS:

Bayer Contour Meter $14.99
Use with $30.00 Coupon (adjust down) I got the overage applied to my total!*updated*
Get back $5.00 ECB overage
Send in for $9.99 Rebate overage

Dawn B1G1 Free for $1.49
Use with $0.20 coupon for

Pantene 2/$7.00
Use $3.00/2 Pantene Coupon
$4.00 OOP
Get $2.00 back in ECBs

Schick Quattro Women’s Razor$8.99
Use $2.00 Coupon for
$6.99 OOP
Get back $5.00 in ECBs

Nova Max Blood Glucose Monitor $9.99
ECBs $9.99
FREE after ECBs

Accu Check Aviva Diabetes Monitor $19.99
ECBs: $19.99
FREE after ECBs

Blistex $0.99 each
Buy 2 for $1.98 and use $1.00/2 Blistex Coupon for

Excedrin  Buy $20.00 and get $10.00 back in ECBs. For the min. price it would be $23.94/6 bottles.
Buy any 80-ct or later, one back & body or PM, and one Express Gels and use with
the two $2.00 off coupons for
$19.94 OOP
-$10.00 in ECBs
-$6.99 send-in insert rebate
=6 bottles for $2.95, assuming minimum price for each. Check to be sure that’s accurate! *see new post for some actual prices*


Glade Scented Oil Holder $3.99
-$1.00 Walgreens Rebate
-$2.50 coupon

Scotch Packing Tape $1.99 with in-ad Coupon
Use with $1.00 Scotch Packing Tape Coupon for

Free-after-rebate Revlon: *edited to add: You can only pick ONE for the rebate. I didn’t notice the small print till I was at the store…and I’m glad I did!*
Matte Collection Lipstick $7.99
Matte Collection Eye Shadow $4.99
Matte Collection Blush or Eyeliner $9.99

Use with one $1.00/any Revlon coupon.

Use with three $1.00/1 coupons to make $3.00 after rebate. *see edit above*

My Walgreens is also running a 75% off all Christmas sale…I picked up some great ribbon, package tags, and a gift bag all for literally cents. The rolls of ribbon were about $0.64, the tags $0.24/21…good deals for next year!

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grocery-gathering5 Here are the best Market Basket Deals and coupons for the week!

Land O Lakes American Cheese $3.99/lb.
Use with $1.00/1 lb. of Land O Lakes Deli Cheese Coupon (expires 12.31.08)

Celeste Pizza 5/$5.00

Blueberry Pint $2.99

Cantaloupes 2/$3.00

Tour de Marze Brie $6.99/lb.

Live Lobsters $4.99/lb.

Dentyne Gum 18-pack $7.99 (save $9.83)

Prince Pasta $0.69/box

Thomas’ English Muffins All Varieties 2/$4.00
Use with 2 $1.00/any griller or Original Sandwich size coupons (expires 12.31.08)
For 2/$2.00

Strip Sirloin Steak $5.49/lb.

85% Lean Ground Beef $2.59/lb.

Carando Spiral Sliced Ham (pre-sliced) $1.99/lb.

Cryovac Boneless Pork Loin $1.89/lb.

Carando Sliced Pepperoni $1.79/package
Buy 2 and use with $1.00/2 Carando coupon for

Carando Rare Roast Beef $4.99/lb.
Use with $1.00/1 lb. of Deli meat coupon

Tyson Cooked Chicken Bag $4.99
Use with $1.00/1 Tyson Cooked Chicken bag coupon for

Tyson Anytizer Bag $6.99
Use with $1.00/1 Anytizer Bag Coupon for

Banquet Pork Sausage $0.99

El Monteray Taquitos $5.49/ 30-oz package
Use with $1.00/any package coupon for

Sargento Cheese Shreds 8 oz. $0.99 each

Pepito Tortillas $0.99 each

Coffeemate Creamers 2/$4.00
Use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Eggo Family Waffles 2/$5.00
Use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Hass Avocados $0.89 each

Jumbo Red/White Grapefruit $0.89 each

Lemons 3/$1.00

Zucchini $0.99

Celery Hearts 2/$4.00

Nasoya Noodles or Wrappers $1.99 each
Buy 2 and use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Chang Farms Bean Sprouts $0.99/12 oz bag

Snow Pea Pods $2.49/lb.

Organic Yellow Onions $2.49/3 lb bag

Organic Russet Potatoes $3.49/5-lb bag

Soy Joy 5/$5.00
Buy 10 and use with two Buy 2 Get 1 Free Soyjoy Coupons and one $2.00/10 Soyjoy coupon (Expires 12.31.08)
for 10/$6.00

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grocery-gathering5 Here are this week’s Hannaford’s Deals, Sales, Coupon-Match-ups and savings extraordinaire!

Pepsi, Coke, Mtn. Dew, Sprite, Sierra Mist 12-packs 3/$9.00

Hannaford Bake & Rise Pizza 3/$9.00

Boneless Pork Sirloin Steak $0.99/lb.

Live Lobster $3.99/lb.

T-Bone Steak $4.99/lb.

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.79/lb.

Hormel Cooked Ham $3.99/lb.

Fresh Express Salad Mix 2/$4.00
Use with 2 $0.75/1 coupons (Ex. 12.31.08)
for 2/$2.50

Limes 3/$0.99
Lemons 2/$1.00

Hass Avocados $0.99

Special K Red Berries Cereal 2/$5.00
Use with 2 $1.00/1 coupon for

Pop Secret Popcorn $1.99
Buy 2 and use with $1.00/2 coupon for:

Nestle Hot Cocoa 2/$3.00
Use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Maxwell House Coffee 34.5-39 oz Coffee $6.99
Use with $1.00 coupon (if you have it–got it as part of mailer package)
for $5.99

Heluva Good Dips 2/$3.00
Use with $1.00/2 coupon for

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grocery-gathering5 Here are the best Stop & Shop deals, savings, and coupon match-ups for this week! There’s actually some decent ones too…

Coke 12 Packs 3/$9.00

Sirloin Steak Tips $3.99/lb.

Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb.

Carando Spiral Sliced Ham $1.99/lb
Use with $1.00/1 Ham coupon for extra savings!

Margherita Sliced Pepperoni $1.99
Buy 2 and use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Strawberries 2/$5.00

Cantaloupe Melons 2/$3.00

Limes 3/$1.00

Cedar’s Hummus 5/$10.00

Yoplait Yogurt 20/$10.00
Use with Get 1 Free with purchase of 5 coupons

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough 2/$5.00
Use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Emerald Roasted Peanuts 2/$4.00
Use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Blue Diamond Almonds 4/$10.00
Use with $1.00/3 coupon for

Chex Mix 3/$5.00
Use with $1.00/2 coupon for

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix 2/$3.00
Use with $$1.00/2 coupon for

Polar Tonic Water 1-ltrs 4/$3.00
Use with $1.00/3 coupon for

Betty Crocker Cake Mix 10/$10.00

Pepsi or Schweppes 2-ltr 10/$10.00

Nabisco Go-Packs 10/$10.00

Buy One, Get One Free:

Chi-Chi’s Salsa
Use with $1.00/2 Coupon

Plumrose Sliced Bacon, Smoked Ham Steaks, or Lunchmeat

Thomas’ English Muffins


2-lb. Bag of Yellow Onions

Nathan’s Beef Franks

Aunt Jemima Waffles

Freihofer’s Country Bread

Goldfish Crackers

Stop & Shop Bagel Snackers

CareOne Vitamins

Crab Classic Imitation Crab Meat

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grocery-gathering5 Here’s the best Shaw’s Deals and coupons for this week!

Shaw’s printable coupons here. (may require sign-in)

Shaw’s Bone-in Ny Strip Steak (bone-in) $4.99/lb.
Use with Shaw’s Strip Steak Coupon for $1.00/any size package.

Shaw’s Roast Beef $5.99
Use with $1.00/1-lb or more coupon for
1 lb. for $4.99

Wild Lobsters $5.99/lb.
Use with $1.00 of each Shaw’s Lobster Coupon

Boneless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb.

Shaw’s Top Sirloin Steak $4.99

Hormel Marinated Pork fillet B1G1 Free

Hormel Bacon B1G1 Free

Nathan’s Sausage or Kielbasa Loop B1G1 Free

Red Baron Pizza 3/$9.00
Use with Shaw’s Printable Red Baron coupon for $1.00/3 for

TGIF Appetizers 4/$10.00

Doritos or Ruffles B1G1 Free
Use with Shaw’s Doritos or Ruffles Coupon $1.00/2

Nissian cup of Noodles B1G1 Free
Buy 4 and use with $1.00/3 coupon (expires 12.31.08)

Nissian Chow Mein 10/$10.00
Buy 3 and use with $1.00/3 coupon for
3/$2.00 (expires 12.31.08)

Pepsi/Mtn. Dew 12-pks 3/$9.00

Stouffers Lean Cuisine $1.88 each

Rondele Pub Cheese B1G1 Free

Cheez-Its/Town House/Club $2.22 each
Use with a $1.00/2 Keebler Cracker Coupon or $1.00/2 Cheez-It Shaw’s Printable Coupon
for 2/$3.44

Pringles 10/$1.00
Buy 2 and use with $0.20/2 coupon for

Sweet Cherries $2.49

Limes 3/$0.99

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent B1G1 Free

Sundown Supplements B1G1 Free

Osteo Bi-Flex B1G1 Free

Energizer Batteries B2G1 Free

Cedar’s Tzatziki B1G1 Free

Asian sensations appetizers B1G1 Free

Wise Chips B1G1 Free

Nathan’s Franks B1G1 Free

Java Delight B1G1 Free

Shaw’s Italian Style Meatballs B1G1 Free

Florida’s Red/White Grapefruit 10/$10.00

California Navel Oranges 3/$0.99

Celeste Pizza 10/$10.00

IttiBitz Ice Cream 10/$10.00

Larry’s stuffed potatoes 10/$10.00

Shaw’s Hot Cocoa 10/$10.00

Lipton Iced Tea 10/$10.00

Planters Trail Mix 10/$10.00

Freihoffer’s Italian Bread 10/$10.00

Slimfast Optima Bars 10/$10.00

Arm & Hammer Deoderant 10/$10.00

Glaceau Smartwater 10/$10.00

Shaw’s 3-ltr 10/$10.00

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