Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ordering Coupons

I know some of you don't like to clip coupons! It can be time consuming, I agree. I like to 'buy' coupons from places such as Ebay and Coupons by Dede. I search for products we frequently use and have gotten some great deals. Now, ebay can get a tad expensive. I have found that Coupons by Dede has the best pricing. For just under $6 (that's the minimum amount required for purchase) I got 28 coupons which will breakdown has follows:

10 - Cottonelle toilet paper - this is going to allow me to get 10 4 packs for $1.90.

10 - Green Giant Fresh Steamers - this is going to get me 10 bags of fresh steamer vegetables for $0!

8 - Maybelline makeup - this will score me some free or very close to free makeup!

If you don't include the makeup, because the price varies and I will probably wait to use them on a b1g1 sale, for $5.10 I will get 40 rolls of toilet paper and 10 bags of veggies. I call that a great deal!

So for those of you who don't want to clip coupons, or want to buy a bulk amount I would try buying online!

Thank you to a reader who pointed out that Coupons be Dede offers a referral program! If you choose to purchase coupons through her site, at checkout please enter my name and email (lisa chakery/ to help build referral bucks for me. THANK YOU!

Great deal on greetings cards!

Time to stock up on some greeting cards! Here is a coupon for 3 $.99 cards for $1! You will need to sign up for their Crown Rewards program in order to use this coupon. You can sign up online and print your card out to take with you.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bath and Body Works - Great Deals!

BBW emailed this coupon to me today for a free lip product with any purchase. The Bargain Shopper Lady has this coupon for a free product (up to $13) with a $10 purchase on her site. If the store will allow you to use both coupons at the same time it can make for a great deal! Even one coupon at a time is great deal. Before the lip coupon came out I used the free product coupon and got a free wrapped basket with lotion, body wash and a loofah when I purchased 3 hand soaps! Great deal!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Card Cubby Giveaway

The Coupon Divas are having a great giveaway - check it out!

Card Cubby Review and Giveaway

Written by Kitty on November 30, 2008


I know you will love this product as much as I do! The Card Cubby was invented by mom, Wendy Krepak, and will organize your coupons, gift cards, rewards cards, business cards, shopper cards, and on and on. I have at least 30 or so different coupons and cards that I whip out and shuffle through like a big pack of playing cards when I would go shopping, so this has definitely helped me out.


Ok, so I admit, I am the girl in front of you who can never find my shopper loyalty card (yes, the one you roll your eyes at). These cards are from my purse; gift cards, rewards cards, coupons, whatever I collect I shove in the zipper part of my purse. I also tried the little see through pouches, but that never worked because the cards weren’t organized. I have been through countless plastic files that eventually crack and fall apart.


The Card Cubby measures just 5″ wide by 3″ high and can hold approximately 80 cards! You could even use it as a wallet, there is a clear pocket in the front where you can put Drivers License and inside you could put some cash, credit cards and even a cell phone would fit. It has the cool magnetic closure so you know your items are securely tucked away. You can take just your Card Cubby or it will easily fit in your purse with plenty of room to spare.


Now, you know I am a Diva to the Core and pink is my thing, some of you may want to match your coupon organizer to the color of your purse. You are in luck because the Card Cubby is available in eight different colors and designs. It is made of a soft, buttery material that is wipe-able and durable enought to stand up to all the use it will get. There is even a Wedding Edition Card Cubby which is available in simply silver (a very cute idea!).


Additionally, there are Kool Tools you can also purchase to go along with your Card Cubby like the Picopad or Mini Brag Book.

With the holidays just around the corner, I am thinking this would make the perfect gift for moms, grandmas, teachers, aunt, sisters, friends. The Card Cubby retails for $24.95 ($28.95 for the Caramel Leather). Guess What? Wendy is offering a 10% discount and FREE Shipping to anyone who orders by December 10th. Just use the code: CC209.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Free Batteries!

HERE is a coupon for $1.00 off Rayovac Alkaline batteries, these are at most Target stores in their dollar spot section (at the front of the store). Use the coupon to get free batteries - great for this time of year!

You can crop the image using the snapshot tool in adobe, and then paste just the actual coupon into word and put several on a page. I have done this, but can't figure out how to post the word doc into the blog, if you want the doc leave a comment with your email address and I will send it to you.

(thanks to lilacvi at AFC for finding this coupon!)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Feed It Forward

I got a great email from today - below is what they sent. This is so awesome and will be such a blessing to many families!

Right now, many people wonder how the economy will impact their lives. Will people be able to give holiday gifts to everyone on their list? A down economy has the potential to do more than take gifts away from the deserving. A down economy has the potential to deprive people of one of the greatest gifts of all, the gift of giving.

The gift of giving lifts spirits, spreads joy, and strengthens community. is beginning the holiday season by launching a giving site - - stocked with $30 million in free restaurant gift certificates. You can pass on 3 Free $10 gift certificates, every day until Christmas-as part of our initiative called, Feed It Forward™.

To give free gift certificates
Click Here

To simplify your giving experience, use your email and password when prompted to sign in.

So, please join us. Give to friends. Give to neighbors. Give to families in the military. Give to grandparents. Give to co-workers. Give to working moms. Give to those that would not otherwise make your holiday list, but most of all, give.

Happy Holidays from all of us at

Cary Chessick
President and CEO

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our Gift House

Our Gift House is offering a free $10 gift card when you register on their site. Go HERE and sign up then email them and tell them you signed up and would like their current offer for a free gift card. They emailed me back within a couple of hours with a code to be used online!

*Update-I just checked my gift card balance on their website and it is for $10, not the $25 I originally posted - sorry! However, my Mom called customer service earlier today about a product and they emailed her a $25 online gift card code.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Progresso Soup at Walgreens

If you haven't used your Progresso Soup coupons yet (see post below), Walgreens has a coupon in their weekly circular for 4 for $5.00 (1.25 a piece). Combine this Walgreens coupon with the Progresso manufacturer coupon and get soup for $.15 a can!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Target Toy Coupons

Target has some great toy coupons out, all expire 11/26/08. Be on the lookout for the toys when they go on sale and then use the coupon, can make for some great priced Christmas gifts!

Click HERE for the coupons.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Goody Brand Hair Accessories

Goody has a line of hair accessories called Ouchless, the line includes clips, barrettes, headbands, wraps and elastic pony tail holders. They are offering a coupon HERE for $2.00 off any item from the Ouchless line. I have been using the elastic holders for a while, I really like them, so this coupon is a sweet deal for me! I just picked up a pack of 17 at target for $.19! Hope some of you can find some great stuff too!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kroger Shopping Trip

I had a great Kroger run! I spent a whopping $1.57 for everything pictured! I stacked manufacturer paper coupons with ecoupons from Cellfire, Shortcuts and P&Gesaver. Here's the breakdown:

3 Packs Cottonelle = $.07
4 Green Giant Veggies = $.50
1 Lifestyle Oatmeal = free
2 Herbel Essences = free
2 Softsoap = $1.00
1 Pepperidge Farm Bread = profit of $.08
1 Febreze Noticeables = profit of $2.81
1 Dora Cereal = $2.49

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Progresso Soup

Here is a great coupon for $1.10 off 1 can of Progresso Soup. Once the 1st coupon has printed you can click your back button in your web browser (you will get a page cannot be refreshed, but keep clicking and then the printer icon will appear again) to print your 2nd coupon. Combine this with the ecoupon over at Shortcuts for $.50 off 2 cans at Kroger and you will get $2.70 off 2 cans if you purchase them at Kroger!

CELLFIRE is similar to Shortcuts, you add ecoupons on to your Kroger card (and possibly other grocery stores in other areas). The added bonus is if you have the application on your cell phone you can view a coupon code to show to a cashier to receive an instant discount at stores and restaurants. I recommend checking out their site and reading all about their service.

Both Cellfire and Shortcuts have duplicate coupons, such as $.50 off Cottonelle toilet paper at Kroger. So you can add both to your Kroger card and use a manufactuer coupon to get free or almost free toilet paper!

(For IPhone users, go to the App Store and you can download the Cellfire application for free - it is very user friendly!)

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 80% Off

I received this email from early this morning and was so excited to share - 80% off all of their certificates. This promo runs through Friday, the 31st. Last time they offered this I got $45 worth of gift certificates for $3.20!

Visit their website, add certificates to your basket and at checkout use discount code TREATS. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Walgreens Coupon

Click here for a $5 off $20 purchase at Walgreens, good Friday and Saturday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

St. Ives Elements at Walgreens

Right now Walgreens has the St. Ives Elements line of facial cleaners on sale for $4.99 and each one (only 1 per transaction) produces a $5 Register Reward (good for your next purchase).

About a month ago there was a $2.50 off coupon in the Sunday paper and a couple of months ago there were Buy1Get1 coupons. If you don't have any of those you can go here and print a coupon for $2, making this deal a money maker! I personally like this line of facial cleaners, so it's a great deal for me!

This promotion ends Saturday, October 25th.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Omaha Steaks - updated

Some of you have had trouble with the link for Geico, here is the actual link:

When you go to that page, on the right side under 'new to geico' is an orange rectangle that says 'register and save with omaha steaks' click on that and fill out the form. You will receive an email with a code in it within a few hours.

I found this on SlickDeals and just did it myself:

FREE $25 gift card for signing up with GEICO Privileges. (It took a few hours for the code to get to my email.)

-Sign up for Geico Privileges by clicking HERE. It's free and does not require credit card information. You also do not have to be a Geico customer to sign up.

-You'll soon receive an email from Geico Privileges thanking you for signing up and giving you a $25 Omaha Steak Gift Card! They will give you the Gift Card code in this email which is usable only once.

-Click HERE to access Omaha Steak's website. You must click on this specific link in order to get your FREE cutlery set with cutting board.

-Select any item from their menu with a total of $12 or more (anything above $12 will be out of pocket). Shipping will be $13 and will be covered by your gift card code.

-Go to Checkout. You should see the FREE 6-piece Cutlery Set and Cutting Board showing up at this point. (Shipping will not be added yet.)

-You'll need to Pay via Paypal or Credit Card. (Don't worry, you're going to apply the Gift Card next.)

-Enter your Billing Information - Click on Continue Checkout

-Enter Shipping Information for "Myself" - Click on Continue Checkout

-Here's the Gift Card code Time! Enter the code given in the email (no pin is needed). Click APPLY. The total should change to reflect the gift card at this point.

-Finally, enter your credit card information to pay the remainder of the balance, if any.
Click on Place Order at bottom! You're done!

I just got 8 steak burgers for $1.98 shipped!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Great CVS Trip - free diapers!

I am so happy over my CVS trip tonight, I got 6 packages of Huggies diapers for ZERO dollars! Everything in this picture 'cost' me $4.85 in ExtraCare Bucks (I spent $64.71 in ecb's and earned $59.86 back in ecb's). What is even more fabulous is that I have mail in rebates for the men's hair color, for a total of $16.00. So in summary, I profited $11.15 (if you think of the extra care bucks as cash). I got paid to buy diapers! Woohoo!

Here's what I got:
6 packages of Huggies diapers
6 bottles of Apple Juice
3 Eucerin face cremes
4 2pk GUM toothbrushes
2 Touch of Gray men's haircolor
4 Pumpkin pails
4 Glowsticks

FYI - Kroger

*If you don't already have one, request a Kroger card. The advertised specials are only good if you use their card.
*Register your card at Shortcuts and P&G Esaver. At those 2 sites you can download ecoupons on to your Kroger card. What is so fabulous is that you can combine an ecoupon with a paper coupon, making some items free and even allowing overage!
*Kroger triples and doubles coupons - they will triple a coupon with a face value up to $.35 and double a coupon with a face value up to $.50.
*They will accept 4 like coupons per transaction, after that they only deduct the face value.

Quick Trips

I did a few quick shopping trips this past week. Below is what I purchased, I paid $1.42 for everything except the Robitussin. I paid $8.97 for the Robitussin and got back $30 to use on my next purchase. Summary: spent $10.31 received $30 in coupons for future use, total profit of $19.69!