Monday, September 20, 2010

A post in which I encourage your child to read...

I admit it....I love books (what librarian/information science professional doesn't?). My husband loves books too. And our 3 year old is discovering how fun playing pretend, imagining, etc are when we have a book to read. He's getting to the point where he "reads" books to us, and I love what he comes up with.

This is where I'll admit I also love technology. :)

I decided this week to get him a Tag Junior reader. But *gulp*...the books aren't cheap! Being the coupon nerd I am, I thought, "I'll wait on this, and look to see if I can find a few coupons on coupons.com or somewhere on the net. There HAVE to be some..." And there are. But there's also something better than cheap with a coupon....


FREE!! So go sign up for a free Tag Jr or Tag book from Leapfrog. Let's encourage our kids to read...both with us, as well as on their own!

Coupons.com

If you're visiting this site, you're probably because you're a couponer like me. And if you're a couponer like me, you use printable coupons.


So guess what!? There are new coupons on Coupons.com today! Plus, if you click on "personal care", you'll find a $10 rebate on a $30 or more purchase on Johnson and Johnson products! Wahoo! I needed babywash since my 3 year old decided he was going to wash himself one night..... ;)

If you want to get there quicker, just click the coupons.com ad on the side of my blog and it will take you right there! Happy couponing!

Free Go Smile Sample!

I admit it...I'm a tooth nazi. I've never had a cavity, and had braces for an obscenely long time (13 years, total, on and off 3 separate times!). That being said, I also like my red wine and coffee. So if you're like me...send for this sample, a free trial pack of GoSmile whitening ampoules.

Pick N Save/Copps' Deals for Double Doubles

Alright folks! This week is a big week - not only is the Roundy's Big Time Savings coupon booklet out there, this week on Wednesday (9/22) is DOUBLE doubles - your local Rainbow/Copps/Pick N Save stores will be doubling 10 coupons instead of only 5 per order. Thanks to Kim at Minnesota Coupon Adventure for putting together scenarios - she's in the NorthEast district, so her ads are a week ahead of us in Southeastern Wisconsin.



SS= Smart Source, RP= Red Plum, PG= Proctor and Gamble, GM= General Mills, BOGO= Buy One Get One Free

PRODUCE
*Broccoli .99 (reg price $1.99)

*Raspberries 6 oz BOGO (reg price $3.99)
Final price: $2 each

*California Strawberries 1 lb $2.00



DELI
*President Brie Round or Log 6-8 oz BOGO (reg price $5.49)
FInal price: $2.75 each

MEAT
*Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat Ultra Thin Deli Shaved or Hearty Slices 8-9 oz tub $3.50
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.00

Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage Links, Patties or Roll $3.50
Use $1.00/1 coupon From HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.50

*Roundys Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Family Pack. $1.99 (reg price $4.29) Limit 2

*Black Angus Beef Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast USDA Choice $2.49 lb (reg price $4.29 lb)

*Hormel Sliced Bacon 12-16 oz. $2.99 (Limit 1)

*Icelandic Breaded Shrimp or fish 10-11 oz. BOGO (reg price $6.99)
Final price: $3.50 each

*Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage 3 lb $ 8.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 5/2 SS
Final price:  $7.49

DAIRY
*Yoplait Delights 4 pack $2.00 (reg price $2.89)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE, HERE (these will say DND)
Use .50/1 coupon from 8/8 GM, 9/12 GM
Final price if doubled: as low as FREE

*Yoplait Original or Whips .50
Use $1.00/8 coupon from HERE ,HERE , HERE
Use .40/6 coupon from 8/8 GM, HERE, HERE,
Use .50/6 coupon from 8/8 GM
Final price if doubled: as low as .25 each

*Yoplait Splitz Yogurt 4 pk. $2.00 (reg price $2.85)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE ,HERE , HERE, HERE
Use .75/2 coupon from HERE
Use .50/1 coupon from 8/22 SS, 9/12 GM
Final price if doubled: as low as $1.00

*Silk Soy Milk $2.50 (reg price $3.49)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from  HERE
Use .75/1 coupon from  HERE
Use .55/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled:  as low as .50

*Roundy's Sour Cream or French Onion Dip 16 oz $1.00

*Roundys Deli Style Cheese Slices 8 oz.BOGO (reg price $3.19)
Final price: $1.60

*Roundy's gallon Milk $1.98 w/  in ad coupon  (reg price $2.69) Limit 1


FROZEN
*Starbucks Ice Cream 1 pint BOGO  (reg price $3.69)
Use$1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE, HERE, HERE
Final price if ONE coupon doubled: $1.69 / 2 or .85 each

*Johnsonville Hand Held Sandwiches 5 oz. BOGO (reg price $1.99)
Final price: $1.00 each

*Roundys Organics Vegetables 12 oz. BOGO (reg price $1.99)
Final price: $1.00 each

*Chung Egg Rolls or Spring Rolls 10-12 oz  BOGO (reg price $3.00)
Use .35/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.15 each

*Smart Ones meals or desserts $2.00
Use $3.00/6 coupon from HERE
Use  $5.00/10 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as $1.50

*Jacks Naturally Rising Pizza 16-30.5 oz. $3.33
Use $1.00/3 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price if doubled: $2.66 each

*DiGiorno Pizza 11.9 - 36.8 oz $5.00
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 9/12 RP, HERE
Final price if doubled: $3.00

*SeaMazz Tilapia Fillets Frozen 16 oz BOGO (reg price $6.99)
Final price: $3.50 each

*Palermo Thin Crust  Pizza $4.50
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE (some stores may not take it even though it is legit)
Final price if doubled: $2.50

*Stouffers Party Size Lasagna 90 oz. $9.99
Buy Lasagna w/ card, get coupon for free Jack's Original Pizza)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $7.99 (for Lasagna and Pizza) 

GROCERY
*Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta or Smart Taste 12-14.5 oz BOGO (reg price $1.75)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE, HERE, HERE
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Kool-Aid Fun Fizz $1.99
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/29 SS
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Quaker Instant Oatmeal $2.00 (reg price $3.89)
Use $1.00/1 coupon HERE, 9/12 RP
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price if doubled: as low FREE

*Quaker Quick Oats 42 oz $2.00 (reg price $3.57)
Use $1.00/1 coupon HERE,  9/12 RP
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Quaker Oatmeal to Go $2.00 
Use $1.00/1 coupon HERE, 9/12 RP
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price if doubled:  FREE

*Dreamfield Pasta $2.00 (reg price $2.35)
Use $1.00/1 coupon HERE
Use .55/1 coupon from 9/12 SS
Final price if doubled: as low as FREE

*Sunny D 64 oz $1.00 (reg price $1.99)
Use $1.00/3 coupon HERE
Final price if doubled: .33 each

*Red Gold Tomato Sauce or Paste .33

*Campbell’s Chunky Soup BOGO
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/4 coupon from 8/15 SS, 9/12 SS
Final price if doubled: As low as .33 each

*Kellogg's Cereal $1.99 when you buy 5 (Must buy 5 to get price)
Use $1.00/2 coupons HERE, 9/12 RP, 8/29 SS, 8/15 RP,
Use .75/1 or $1.00/2 or $1.00/3coupons from HERE
Use .75/1 Cinnabon, Fiber, and Simply Cinnamon coupons  from 8/8 RP
Use $1.50/2 coupon HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as .49 each

*Campbell’s Condensed Soup $1.00
Use .50/2 or $1.00/4 coupon from HERE
Use .40/3 coupon from 8/29 SS
Use .25/4 coupon from 9/12 SS
Final price if doubled: as low as .50

*V8 V Fusion $2.50 (reg price $3.69)
Use $1.00/2 coupon HERE
Use $1.00/1 coupon HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as .50

*Malt O Meal Cereal $2.00 (reg price $2.99)
Use .75/1 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .50

*Roundys Purified Water 1 Gallon BOGO (reg price .99)
Final price: .50 each

*Powerade or Poweraide Zero $1.00
Use $3.00/10 man coupon in the ad
Final price wyb 10: .70 each

*Kraft Stove Top Stuffing .77 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $1.99) Limit 1

*Old Orchard Juice BOGO (reg price $2.99)
use .50/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if ONE doubled: $1.00 each (Cub has these for .99, so .49 w/ coupon)

*Quaker Captain Crunch cereal  $2.00 
Use .50/1 coupon 5/16 RP. 8/29 RP
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price if doubled:  as low as $1.00

*Aunt Jemina Syrup pr Pancake mix $2.00 (reg price $3.55)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 5/2 RP
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price if doubled:  as low as $1.00

*Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $2.00
Use .75/2 coupon from  7/25 RP
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price if doubled:  as low as $1.25

*Quaker Chewy Dips $2.00
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price: $1.40 each

*Quaker LIfe Cereal $2.00
Use $3.00/5 in ad man. coupon
Final price: $1.40

*Quaker Cereal Squares $2.00
Use $3.00/5 in ad man coupon
Final price: $1.40 each

*Brownberry Wide Pan Bread BOGO (reg price $ 3.99)
Use .55/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price if ONE coupon doubled: $1.45 each

*Old Orchard Healthy Balance 64 oz Juice BOGO (reg price $3.49)
Use BOGO coupon from  May All You (many stores will NOT allow a BOGO along w/ a $/1 coupon) OR
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as $1.49 each 

*V8 Vegetable Juice 46 oz $2.50
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.50

*Tree Top Apple Juice B2 Get 1 Free $3.33
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Use $1.25/3 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $4.65 / 3 or $1.55

*Kellogg's Pop tarts $1.99 each when you buy 5 (Limit 5)
Use $1.00/3 coupon from 8/29 SS
Use $1.25/3 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.59 each

*Lay's, Wavy Lay's or kettle Cooked Potato Chips or Dip $2.88 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $3.99) Limit 2
Use .50/1 Kettle Cooked coupon HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.88

*Entenmanns Donuts, Popems, Little Bites or Muffins 1.75-22 oz or 6-12 ct. BOGO (reg price $5.89)
Final price: $2.95 each

*Thomas Bagels or English Muffins 1.75-22 oz or 6-12 ct BOGO (reg price $5.89)
Final price: $2.95 each

*Pepsi / Dew 12 pack products 3 for $10.98 (reg price $14.07) Limit 3
Final price: $3.66 each  ( I try for $2 a 12 pack, but this is better than full price if you need it)

*Fuze Drinks or Gold Peak Tea 6 pk. $5.99
Use $2.00/2 coupon in ad (store flier)
Final price: $4.99

*Hills Bros or MJB Coffee $6.99
Use .75/1 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price if doubled: $5.49

HOUSEHOLD
Marcal Napkins $2.35
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price if doubled: .35

*Kleenex Facial Tissue 75-200 ct $1.66
Use .50/3 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.33 each

*Arm and Hammer 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent 50 oz. $3.00
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 7/18 SS
Final price if doubled: $2.00 each

*Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12 double roll $5.99 w/ in ad coupon (Limit 2)
Use .50/1 coupon 8/15 SS, HERE
Use $1.00/1 coupon from  July All You
Final price if doubled: as low as $3.99


HEALTH N BEAUTY
*Zone Perfect Bars $1.00
Use .55/1 coupon from 9/12 SS
Final price if doubled: FREE

*EAS Myoplex Bars $1.25
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 9/12 SS
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products 6-14 oz.$2.50 (reg price $3.59)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 9/12 SS
Final price if doubled: .50

*Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products 6-14 oz.$2.50 (reg price $3.59)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 9/12 SS
Final price if doubled: .50

*Aim Clinical Toothpaste 3.8-6 oz. .98 (reg price $1.98)

*Purell Hand Sanitizers 8 oz BOGO (reg price $3.99)
Use $3.00/3 coupon from 8/1 SS
Final price (best to buy in groups of 6 to get price): $1.00 each

*Roundy's Total Allergy Relief 24 ct $1.98 (reg price $4.15)

*Therma Care Tropical Pain Relief 2-3 ct $5.99 (reg price $7.99)
Use $3.00/1 coupon from 7/25 RP, HERE
Final price: $2.99

*Disney Children's Vitamins BOGO (reg price $7.99)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/29 RP, HERE, HERE
Final price if ONE coupon doubled: $3.00 each

*Schick Quattro, Slim Trim or Xtreme 3 Disposable Razor 3-12 ct. $5.99
Use $2.00/1 coupon from 8/22 SS
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $3.99

*Miralox 14 day $8.99
Use $3.00/1 coupon from 8/29 SS
Final price: $5.99

*Schiff Glucosamine 60-150 ct. BOGO (reg price $10.50 est)
Use $3.00/1 coupon from 7/25 SS
Final price if ONE coupon used: $3.75 each

PET
*Cat’s Pride Cat Litter $2.19
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 7/11 SS
Final price if doubled: .19

*Alpo canned dog food .80
Use $1.00/6 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/8 coupon from 9/12 RP
Final price if doubled:  as low as .47 each

*Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food 3.15 lb. $4.29
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 7/18 SS, 9/12 RP
Final price if doubled: $2.29

Purina Dog Chow or Puppy Chow 17.6-20 lb. $9.99
Use $2.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $7.99

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rainbow, Copps, and Pick N Save through 9/8

Rainbow Foods, Pick N Save, Copps

Rainbow Foods, Pick N Save, Copps doubles every Wednesday and Saturday (goes to 9/25). On Wednesday and Saturday they will double five (5) $1 (value can be less) coupons once you spend $25.

There may be some coupons that state DND on them when you print them out. I have no way of knowing which say DND on them unless I print them all out. If the coupon code starts with a 5, it is up to the cashier to not double it as the register will double it.

SS= Smart Source, RP= Red Plum, PG= Proctor and Gamble, GM= General Mills, BOGO= Buy One Get One Free

PRODUCE
* Corn .25 ear (Target has them for .20 each)
*Green Grapes .99 lb
*Broccoli $1.29
*Cantaloupe $1.50
*Paula Red apples 3 lb bag $1.50
*Fresh Express Salad Blends $2.00 (reg price $2.99)
*Watermelon $3.99 (reg price $5.99)


MEAT
*Oscar Mayer Meat or Turkey Franks $1.28 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $ ) Limit 1 (extras $1.50)
Use $1.00/2 coupon HERE
Final price if doubled:  .78 /2 or .39 each

*Johnsonville Smoked or Cooked Sausage Links 13.5-16 oz $2.99
Use .55/1 coupon HERE
Use .75/2 coupon from5/2 SS
Final price if doubled: as low as $1.89

*Oscar Mayer Bacon $3.50 (reg price $5.90) Limit 2

*Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage 3 lb.$6.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 5/2 SS
Use .55/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as $5.49


DAIRY
*Deans Dips $1.00 (reg price $1.99)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Use .55 /1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled:  FREE

*Yoplait Light, Light Thick and Creamy or Custard Style Yogurt 6 oz. .50
Use .50/8 coupon from 8/8 GM,
Use .40/6 coupon from 8/8 GM, 7/25 SS, HERE
Final price if doubled: .38 each

*Philidephia Cream Cheese .98 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $2.39) ) Limit 1

*Roundy's Sour Cream 16 oz $1.00 (reg price $2.19)

*Minute Maid Lemonade, Limeade or Punch 64 oz. $1.00 (reg price $1.99)

*Kraft Singles or Melt Downs $1.48 w/n ad coupon (reg price $3.79) Limit1

*Roundy's Butter Sweet Cream $1.68 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $ )Limit 1

*Roundy's Gallon Milk $1.98 w/ in ad coupon (Limit 1)

*Smart Balance 64 oz milk $2.50 (reg price $4.19)

FREEZER
*Lean Cuisine Meals $2.00 (reg price $3.79)
Use $1.00/1 Tearpad coupon from Holiday gas stations
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Old Orchard Apple, Cranberry or Pomegranate Juice Blends 12 oz. $1.00 (reg price $1.69
Use $1.00/4 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .50 each

*Ore Ida Fries, Hash Browns or Tater Tots 16-32 oz. $2.50 (reg price $3.29)
Use $2.00/2 in store ad coupon
Final price: $1.50 each

*Morning Star Farms Meat Alternatives $3.50 (reg price $4.39)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/2 coupon from  8/1 RP
Final price if doubled:  as low as  $1.50

*Jacks Original Pizza 5.3-18.9 oz. $2.20 (reg price $3.99)
Use $1.00/3 coupon from 8/22 SS ( I ordered coupon inserts and got .75/1)
Final price if doubled: $1.53 each

*Boston Market Meals $2.50 (reg price $3.49)
Use $1.00/3 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.83 each

*Kemps Ice Cream 48 oz $2.50 (reg price $5.99) Limit 2

*Roundy's Ice Cream 5 quart $3.88 (reg price $5.89) Limit 1

*Lightlife Smart Alternatives 5-13.5 25% off
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE, HERE
Final price if doubled: ??

GROCERY
*Hormel Chili Master 15 oz. $1.25 (reg price $2.79)
Use .75/1 coupon from HERE
Final price:  FREE

*Wacky Mac Pasta $1.00 (reg price $1.39)
Use .50/1 coupon from 5/16 SS (does say DND)
Final price if doubled:  FREE

*Starkist Pouch Tuna $1.00 (reg price $1.65)
Use .50/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled:  FREE

*Roundy's Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns .48 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $1.69) Limit 2

*Fisher Dry Roasted Peanuts BOGO (reg price $3.09)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 6/20 SS
Final price if ONE coupon is doubled: $1.09 or .55 each

*Hormel Chili $1.25 (reg price $1.89)
Use .55/2 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .70 each

*Kraft Dressing $2.25 (reg price $3.99)
Use $1.00/2 in store coupon AND
Use .55/1 coupon from8/29 SS
Final price if both coupons are used and 2 are doubled: .75 each

*Sweet Ray's BBQ 18 oz .88 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $2.39) Limit 1

*Nabisco Snack Crackers 5.5-10 oz. $2.00 (reg price $3.19)
use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Use .75/2 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.00 each

*Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium or High Fiber Soup 18.5-19 oz $1.50 (reg price $2.59)
Use .50/2 coupon from 8/8 GM, HERE , HERE, HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.00 each

*Sunny D 6 pack or 128 oz $2.50 (reg price $3.19)
Use .75/1 coupon from HERE
Use .55/1 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/3 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled:  as low as $1.00


*Jell O Pudding or Gelatin Snack 13.8-24 oz. $2.50 (reg price $3.69)
Use .60/1 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.30

*Brownberry Wide Pan Bread $2.50 (reg price $3.99)
Use .55/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.40

*Pepsi 12 pack products $1.48 each when you buy 5 w/ a separate $25 purchase

*Malt o Meal 50 oz $2.50 (reg price $3.99)
Use .75/1 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled:  as low as $1.49

*Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo $3.00
Use $1.00/2 in store coupon AND
Use $1.00/2 coupon HERE
Final price if doubled:  $1.50 each

*Lay's Potatoe Chips BOGO (reg price $3.99)
Final price: $1.99 each

*Powerade or Powerade Zero 8 pack $3.99 (reg price $5.69)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from August All you
Final price if doubled: $1.99

*Propel Enhanced Water Beverage 6 pack bottle $1.99 (reg price $4.39)

* 7 Up or A and W 6 pack $2 each wyb 5 (Limit 5)

*Ice Mountain 24 pack water $3.99
Use B2 get 1 gallon water free coupon from 8/29 RP
Final price:  Still $3.99 each but free gallon water

*Caribou 12 oz coffee $6.49
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled:  $4.49

*Ortega Taco Shells, Seasoning Mix, Salsa, Beans, Green Chiles or Taco Sauce 1.25-16 oz or 12 ct. Selected varieties. Reg $1.49-$4.40
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 6/27 SS
Final price if doubled: ??

*Kellogg's Cereal, Special K or Fiber Plus bars, Pop Tarts, Eggo Syrup, Keebler or Sunshine Cookies or Crackers $1.88 when you buy 8 (Limit 8) (save $21.36 when you buy 8) No one knows if all crackers or cookies are included.
$1.00/2 Crackers coupon 8/1 RP, HERE
.75/1 Flatbread coupon 7/11 RP
$1.00/3 and $1.50/2  Cereal coupons HERE
.75/1 coupons for Fiber Plus, Simply Cinnamon, and Cinnabon cereal in the 8/8 RP$1.50/2 Cereal coupons from HERE
$1.00/2 Cereal coupon from 7/25 RP, 8/15 RP, HERE
$1.00/2 Cookie coupon from HERE, 8/15 RP
$1.25/3 Pop tart coupon HERE
$1.00/2 Pop Tart coupon from 7/11 RP
$1.00/3 Pop Tart coupon from 8/29 RP
Final price: ??


HOUSEHOLD
*Energizer Max Alkaline Batteries AA or AAA 4 pk, C or D 2 pk or 9 Volt 1 pk $2.50
Use .75/1 coupon from 8/1 RP
Final price if doubled: $1.00

* Xtra Laundry Detergent $3.00
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 6/6 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.00

*Chinet Plates, Cups or Bowels $1.98 w/ in ad coupon (reg price $3.19 ) Limit 1

*Wisk 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent 50 oz. $4.99 (reg price $6.95)
Use $3.00/1 coupon from 8/29 RP
Final price: $1.99

*Ultra Lithium Batteries AA or AAA 4 pk $6.99
Use $2.00/2 coupon HERE
Final price: $4.99

HEALTH N BEAUTY
*Atkins Advantage Bars 1.55-1.7 oz $1.50 (reg price $1.99)
Use .50/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .50

*Old Spice Body Wash 10-24 oz $3.00 (reg price $4.99)
Use BOGO coupon from 8/29 PG
Final price: $1.50 each

*Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color $4.99 (reg price $7.99)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 8/29 PG
Final price: $2.99

*Slim Fast Optima Ready To Drink Shakes 6 pk. $4.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 8/29 RP
Final price: $3.49

*Nivea Men's or Women's Body wash 25% off
Use $4.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price: ??

Thanks to Karen at Minnesota Coupon Adventures for some of the matchups! 

Book recommendation

I'm super excited about grad school this semester. I'm in my last semester, and am taking my comprehensive final (to prove that I really DO know what I'm talking about. Or...that I can regurgitate what has been thrown my way for the last five years...take your pick. ;) ). As such, I decided that this semester was going to be a "fun" semester for me. Meaning, I wanted to take a few classes that would help me professionally, but would allow this Nerd to nerd it up as much as possible.

In my field (library science), that's dangerously close to IA and Cataloging/Classification. Most professionals I know embrace their, um, nerdery (is that a word?)? Information scientists/librarians/information architects love to organize. And as such...we complicate things. A LOT.

But not Steve Krug. As a librarian, this book is an excellent read. As a blogger, it will be my lifeline. Read it!

Oatmeal coupon

Like oatmeal? Need some for a quick lunch at work or quick breakfasts for a busy morning? Here you go! $1 Quaker Oats!

Hot Dog!

Hot Dogs, that is! If you like Oscar Mayer brand hot dogs, there is a super hot coupon (no pun intended) for $1 off hot dogs available. You will need to use zip 33313, so print it as soon as you can! There is also a $1/2 coupon available as well.

Thanks to Mercedes at Common Sense with Money!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Life, simplified

Like most folks out there, I like a simple life. I don't like being tied to possessions, debts, etc. While my husband and I have our fair share of student loan debt, besides our mortgage, it's the only thing we owe on. We have credit cards, but use them prodigiously, as tools, not as a financial lifeline. We (try) to exercise patience when it comes to wants. Often, I ask myself or my husband, "Sure...I WANT it. But do we NEED it? Am I rationalizing a want into a need for the sake of having it?" We sure aren't rich, not on one income, and with two kids in diapers.

But we're happy. We've learned to enjoy being broke all the time....you have to have a sense of humor about life and the curveballs it throws at you when everyone around you just spends, and spends, and spends. We're some of the first of our friends to have children; our first child was born fifteen months after we were married, and while he's such a wonderful little guy, it wasn't part of our Grand Ol' Plan. (I certainly wouldn't change anything though; as I write this, I'm hearing him singing the Alphabet song in his room while waiting for me to come let him out.) We've learned to gracefully say, "We can't afford that..." and mean it. We've also learned to say, "No thanks, we don't want to spend our money on that" as well. We live as simply as we're comfortable doing.  Would a two bedroom condo be everyone's cup of tea with two kids in it? Nope, probably not. I know some days, I'm really, REALLY glad that our basement is finished.  However, it is a warm, loving home. It's usually clean - 1400 square feet isn't that hard to keep clean, even with a three year old boy running around. Financially, we can afford more. But we don't want more right now.

I'm going to share a little secret with you that I've learned in the last four years on my journey into extreme frugality: not everyone's standard of living is the same. And not every level of frugality is right for every person. While I'm perfectly comfortable shelling out $125 a month to my cable company for cable and internet (but I still curse the amount every month), a friend of mine doesn't have ANY cable. No tv at all. And while my husband and I would die at that (we like our Discovery channel and History channel, thankyouverymuch!), my dear friend and her family are perfectly happy with that! What's right for one, isn't always right for the other.

And with that lovely diatribe ending, I'd like to share a link to a story MSN originally published in June to inspire you to perhaps make A lifestyle change to save yourself some cash.

Living on $18,000 a year?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rainbow, Copps, and Pick N Save

Rainbow Foods, Pick N Save, Copps doubles every Wednesday and Saturday (goes to 9/25). On Wednesday and Saturday they will double five (5) $1 (value can be less) coupons once you spend $25.

SS= Smart Source, RP= Red Plum, PG= Proctor and Gamble, GM= General Mills, BOGO= Buy One Get One Free


**Buy $50 in JC Penny or Marcus gift cards with your Roundy's card and get $5 coupon off your next shopping order

**Buy $25 in Itunes with Roundy's card, get $5 coupon off your next shopping order

**MEAL DEAL**: Buy USDA Black Angus Beef Boneless Chuck Roast 3 lb or more for $2.99 lb and receive:
* 5 lb potatoes FREE
* 1 lb Carrots FREE
* Celery FREE

**Free Kleenex Facial Tissues wyb $20 in Kimberly Clark Products and $5 catalina**

*Poise $2.49
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price if doubled: .49

*Kleenex $1.50
Use .50/3 coupon from 7/11 SS, 8/15 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.17 each

*Kotex Pads or Tampons $2.49
Use $2.00/2 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price: $1.49 each

*U-Kotex $3.49
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/8 SS, Sept All You,  HERE
Use $2/2 coupon from 8/8 SS
Use $1.50/2 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.49 each

*Kotex Lightdays LIners 14-64 count $2.49
Use $1.50/2 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price: $1.74 each

*Depends 6 count $5.74
Use $2.00/1 HERE (get one and then you get $2/2)
Final price: $3.74

*Scott Paper Towels 6-12 roll. $5.98
Use $1.00/1 Mega coupon from Aug All You (if included)
Use $1.00/1 Long Lasting coupon from 7/25 SS (if included)
Final price if doubled: $3.98


*Scott bath Tissue 6-12 Rolls $5.98  (reg price $10.99)
Use $1.00/1 Extra Soft Double Roll Aug All You (if included)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 7/25 SS
Final price if doubled: $3.98

*Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12 Double Roll  $6.48 w/ in ad coupon (Limit2)
Use .50/1 coupon from 8/15 SS, HERE
Use $1.00/1 Double Roll coupon from July All You
Final price if doubled: $4.48

*Huggies Mega Wipes Refull 184-216 $5.48
use $2.50/3 coupon from HERE
Use .50/1 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price if doubled: $4.48

*Huggies Jumbo or Supreme or Pure and Natural Jumbo Diapers 11-50 ct $8.48
Use $3.50/2 or $4.00/2 coupon from HERE
Use $2.00/1 coupon from HERE, HERE
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price: as low as $5.98

*Viva Paper Towels 6 roll w/ in ad coupon (Limit 2) $6.48


PRODUCE
*Green Cabbage .39 lb
*Cucumbers .50 each
*Roundy's Baby Cut Carrots 1 lb bag .68  (Limit 1) w/ coupon book coupon
*Fresh Express 3 Color Coleslaw 16 oz .88 w/ coupon book coupon (Limit 1)
*Grapes .99 lb (cheaper at Aldi)
*Peaches, Nectarines or Plums .99 lb
plus more (see ad)

MEAT
*Lightlife Smart Deli Meat Substitute 4-5.5 oz $2.00 (reg price $3.99)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE, HERE
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Roundy's Fresh Whole Chicken .98 lb (Limit 2) Reg rice $1.79  lb

*On Cor Redi Serve Chicken Nibblers, Strips, Patties or Salisbury Steak Frozen 9-10 oz. $1.00

*Oscar Mayer Regular Lunchables 3.3-4.5 oz. $1.00

*Ball Park Beef or Cheese Franks 16 oz $3.50
Use .75/2 coupon from 8/1 RP
Final price if doubled: $2.75 each

DAIRY
*Yoplait Original or Whips .50
Use .40/4 coupon from 7/11 SS, 7/25 SS, 8/8 GM
Use .50/8 coupon from 7/11 SS, 8/8 GM
Use .50/4 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as .25 each

*Roundys Light, Low Fat or Probiotic Yogurt 6 oz. 3 for .99 (Limit 6) w/ coupon book

*Imperial Spread 16 oz. .38 w/ coupon booklet (Limit 1)

*Yoplait Splitz Yogurt 4 pk. $2.00 (reg price $2.89)
Use .75/1 coupon from HERE
Use .50/1 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price if doubled: .50 - $1.00

*Welchs Juice Cocktails 64 oz. $2.00 (reg price $2.89)
Use .75/1 coupon from 6/6 SS
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .50 - $1.00

*Roundy's spread 16 oz .69 (reg price $1.85)

*Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 12-16.3 oz $1.00 (reg price $1.99)
Use .30/2 coupons from 8/8 GM, HERE, HERE
Final price if doubled: .70 each

*Clear Value Orange Juice 64  oz .98 w/ coupon book (Limit 1)

*Roundy's Chunk Cheese 8 oz $1.00 (reg price $2.65)

*Roundy's String Cheese 6 oz $1.00 (reg price $1.89)

*Yoplait Trix, For Kids or Drinkables Yogurt 4-6 pk. $2.00
Use.75/2 coupon from HEREHERE
Use .50/1 coupon from HEREhERE
Final price if doubled: as low as $1.00 - $1.25

*Yoplait Delights $2.00
Use .50/1 coupon from 7/11 SS, 7/25 SS, 8/8 GM, HERE
Final price if doubled:  $1.00

*Roundy's Sour Cream or French Onion Dip 16 oz $1.00 (reg price $2.19)

*Internationa Delight Flavored Coffee Creamer 32 oz $2.50
Use .55/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.40

*Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges 6 oz. $4.98/2 w/ coupon in coupon book
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price if doubled $1.49 each

FROZEN
*Stouffers Corner Bistro Melt and Soup 10-21 oz $2.50
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 4/11 SS
Use $1.00/2 coupon from Sept All You
Final price if doubled: .50 to $1.50

*Roundy's Steam and Serve Veggies .88 w/ coupon in coupon book (Limit 1)

*Kahiki Meals or Egg Rolls $3.00
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Use $1.00/2 or B3G1 FREE coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.00

*Roundy's Thin and Crispy Pizza $1.48 w/ coupon in coupon booklet (Limit 1)

*Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets $1.49 w/ coupon in coupon booklet (Limit 1)

*Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream pint $2.50
use $1.00/2 coupon from 8/15 RP
Final price if doubled: $1.50 each

*Edys Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt 48 oz $2.50
Use $1.00/2 coupon from Sept All You
Final price if doubled: $1.50

*Lean Cuisine Market Creations 10-21 oz. $2.50 (reg price $4.49)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from July and August All You
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE, HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.50 each

*Smuckers Uncrustables or Snack N Waffles $2.50 each
Buy 2 and get one free w/ in ad man coupon (one must be a Snack N Waffles)
Final price for 3: $1.67 each

*Lean Cuisine $1.88 w/ in store coupon (Limit 5) reg price $3.79

*Macaroni Grill Entrees 24 oz $5.00 (reg price $7.49)
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 8/15 SS, HERE
Final price: $3.50

*Wanchai Ferry Entrees 24 oz $5.00 (reg price $7.99)
Use $1.50/1 coupon from HERE
Use $1.60/1 coupon from HERE
Final price: $3.50

*Tombstone Pizza $3.66
Buy 3 w/ Roundy's card and get coupon at checkout for free 46 oz Juicy Juice

GROCERY
*Campbells Select Harvest Soup 18.5-19 oz $1.66 (reg price $2.59)
Use .50/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE, HERE
Final price: as low as FREE

*Skippy Peanut Butter $1.48 w/ coupon booklet (Limit 1)
Use .75/1 coupon from 8/1 RP
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Vitaminn Water $1.00
Use $1.00/2 coupon from August All You
Final price if doubled:  FREE

*Mentos Gum 15 piece $1.00
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 7/18 SS
Use .55/1 coupon from HERE (FF) HERE (IE)
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Dole Fruit Jars 24.5 oz $1.88 w/ coupon booklet (Limit 1) Reg price $2.99
Use .75/1 coupon from Aug All You, 8/8 SS
Final price if doubled: .38

*Nabisco Snak Saks 5.52-12 oz. $1.25 (reg price $2.39)
Use .75/2 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price if doubled: .50

*Nabisco Cheese Nips 5.52-12 oz. $1.25 (reg price $2.39)
Use .75/2 coupon from 8/8 SS
Final price if doubled: .50

*Pop Secret microwave popcorn $1.50 (reg price $2.69)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .50 each

*Keebler Bakers Treasures 12.5-18 oz $2.79
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .79

*Betty Crocker Hamburger helper .88 w/ coupon booklet (limit 1) Others $1.68

*Jelly Belly, Hawaiian Punch or AW Freezer Bars 10 ct $1.00 (reg price $2.79)

*Jolly Time Popcorn 4.8-10.5 oz $1.00 (reg price $2.39)

*Smuckers and Jif 2 for $4
Use $1.00/2 in ad man coupon
Final price if doubled: $2 for both or $1.00 each

*Ragu Pasta Sauce 16-26 oz.$2.00 (reg price $3.39)
Use $1.00/2 coupon from 8/1 RP
Final price if doubled: $1.00 each

*Roundy's Strawberry Preserve 18 oz $1.28 w/ coupon book (Limit 1)

*Sara Lee Whole Grain White or Honey Wheat Bread 20 oz $1.50 (reg price $3.49)

*Coca Cola, Diet Coke or Coca Cola Zero 8 pk 12 oz or 6 pk 24 oz bottles or 12 pk varieties $1.77 when you buy 4 (Limit 4)

*Powerade or Powerade Zero 8 pack $3.99 (reg price $5.69)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from August All you
Final price if doubled: $1.99

*Millstone Coffee $6.99
Use $1.00/1 coupon in ad
Final price if doubled: $4.99

General Mills DEAL- Buy 6 boxes, get $10 off and a coupon for free gallon of Roundy's Milk (up to 3.25) and Dozen Eggs (up to $1.75).

Find coupons on the following sites...they will more than likely say Do Not Double on them, but some stores will still allow them to double. You will find $1.00/2 coupons on them:
Coupons.com
Pillsbury.com
EatBetterAmerica.com
BettyCrocker.com
BoxTop4Education.com
$1.00/1 Total Cereal HERE, HERE
$1.00/3 coupon from 8/8 GM
$1.00/2 coupon from 8/22 SS
.75/1 Fiber One coupon HERE , 8/1 SS
$1.50/2 coupon from 8/1 SS
Final price :  ??



HOUSEHOLD
*Bic Cristal Pens Black or Blue 10 ct .49
Use $1.00/2 coupons from 8/1 SS, HERE
Final price: FREE

*Cottonelle Bath Tissue Double Roll 4 ct. $1.88 w/ coupon book (LImit 1)
Use .50/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: .88

*Bic Utillity LIghter $2.99
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/22 SS, HERE
Final price if doubled: .99

*Era Laundry Detergent 50 oz. $3.79 (reg price 6.45)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.79

*Pyrex Food Storage containers 25% off
use $1.00/1 in ad manufacture coupon
Final price: ???

HEALTH AND BEAUTY
*Nivea LIp Care $.99 (reg price $3.49)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from Sept All You
Use $2.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final price: FREE

*Crest Toothpaste 6.4 oz. .99 w/ coupon in mailed booklet (Limit 4)
Use .50/1 coupon from 8/1 PG
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream $1.50
Use .75/1 coupon from 7/11 SS, 8/1 SS
Final price if doubled: FREE

*Nexcare Bandages or Tapes 6-8 yard or 1-30 ct. 25% off $2.00 sale price appron
Use .55/1 coupon from 4/11 SS, 5/2 SS
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 6/6 SS, 6/20 SS, HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as FREE

*Oral B Indicator Toothbrush .99 w/ coupon in mailed booklet (Limit 4)
Use .75/2 coupon from 8/1 PG
Final price if doubled: .25

*Degree Antiperspirant or Deodorant 2.6-3 oz. $2.33
Use .75/1 coupon from 8/1 RP
Use $1.00/1 Ultra Clear (if included) coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: as low as .33

*Gum Tooth Brush $2.00 (reg price $2.79)
Use .75/1 coupon from 8/8 RP
Final price if doubled: .50

*TRESemme Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product $3.00 (reg price $4.69)
Use $1.00/1 Fresh Start coupon from HERE (if included)
Final price if doubled: $1.00

*Head and Shoulders shampoo or conditioner $3.78 w/ coupon book (Limit 1)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/15 RP and / or
Use BOGO coupon from 7/11 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.78

*Tampax Tampons 14-60 $3.79
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/1 PG, Rainbow coupon booklet
Final price if doubled: $1.79

*Schick Quattro, Slim Trim or Xtreme 3 Disosable Razor 3-12 ct.$5.99 (reg price $7.99)
Use $3.00 coupon from 7/25 SS, HERE
Final price: $2.99

*Centrum Vitamins 60-100 ct $6.99 w/ coupon book (Limit 1)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 6/6 RP, Ultra 7/11 RP, 8/15 RP
Final price: $4.99

*Zegerid OTC 14 ct $9.98
Use $4.00/1 coupon from August All you
Use $3.00/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price: as low as $5.98

***Purchase $25 in Nature Made or Soy Joy products w/ card and get $5 coupon towards your next purchase. (I don't know if the free one will count towards the $25 you need to spend to get the $5 coupon) ***
*SoyJoy Nutrition Bars BOGO (reg price $1.35)
Use $2.00/10 coupon from 8/22 SS
Final price: $4.75 /10 or .48 each

*Nature Made Vitamins 12-500 ct BOGO
Use $1.00/1, $2/1, $3/1, or $5/1 coupon HERE
Use $5.00/1 Triple Flex July All You
Use $3.00/1 SamE coupon HERE
Use $2.00 Sleep and CholoestOff coupon Sept All You
Final price:  ???

PET
*Purina Tiday Cats cat Litter $3.49
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final price if doubled: $1.49

*Purina One Cat Foods 3.5 lbs $5.99 (reg price $8.00)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Use $2.00/1 coupon from 8/15 SS
Final price if doubled or not: $3.99


Welcome!

I'd like to welcome you to a little corner of my world in Wisconsin. While there are TONS of mommy-blogs out there, I hope that if you're in the Upper Midwest that you will join me at mine. I'll be honest - I'm a small town girl who grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, I love to eat, drink (beer or wine, thank you!), I'm a Catholic (no proselytizing here), a wife, a mom to two gorgeous kids, an information science professional (okay...I'm a librarian!), a rabid couponer, and most importantly...a  book nerd.