Showing posts from February 20, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview

.This Sunday there will be a Smart Source and P&G insert in the newspaper. Check out Taylor Town Preview for a list of what coupons that you can expect. Please note that these may vary by region.

*The most asked questions that I get are about local newspaper inserts so here are a few answers:

How many papers should buy?

I personally buy 4-6 every Sunday depending on the amount/quality of coupons. This allows me to stock up on items that I find FREE or at rock bottom. If you can't afford to buy more than one newspaper, ask your friends/family/neighbors if you can have theirs.

Does The Advocate or Times Picayune have the best coupons?

There's no easy answer here. The Times Picayune generally has more coupons and it sometimes has the Redplum inserts that The Advocate does not contain (the RedPlum insert comes in the mail with the weekly store ads in the Baton Rouge area).

However, The Advocate does have the sought after…

CVS Coupon Matchup 2/27 - 3/5

. If you are new to shopping at CVS or just need help with some of the lingo in this post, visit my CVS 101 first.

You may also want to check out Couponing 101 if you are new to using coupons.

Get $1 in ECB for every fourth time you remember to use your "green bags".

Thanks MomsByHeart for this week's matchup!


Select Crest rinse, toothpaste $3.29
-$3.29 ECB
-$.75 from 2/27 P&G
Final Price: FREE with $.75 profit!

Oral B CrossAction Power toothbrush $6
-$3 ECB
-$3 from 2/27 PG
Final Price: FREE

Revitalens Multipurpose Solution $5.99
-$5.99 ECB
Final Price: FREE

Extra Care Bucks Deals

Select General Mills, Kashi or Kellogg's Cereal 2/$6
-$2 ECB on two
-$1 printable HERE - Kellogg's Smart Start cereal
Final Price: $1.00 each

Prilosec OTC 42-ct $24.99
-$5 ECB
-$3 from 2/27 PG
Final Price: 16.99

Clairol Color Blend Foam $7.99
-$1 ECB
-$3 from 2/27 PG
Final Price: $3.99*
*if you have the free product coupon (no longer available) use it to turn this into a $1 money …

Walgreens Coupon Matchup 2/27 - 3/5

If you are new to saving at Walgreen's read Walgreen's 101.

If you are new to using coupons read Coupons 101 first.

You will find the weekly ad in the store, you will need to pick it up to use the coupons. You can also view the ad and print the coupons. You can now print Walgreens Corporate Policy to bring along with you.

Look for the Walgreens Activity Book, and the March Coupon Book!

Thanks MomsByHeart for this week's matchup!

Lipton Tea 2/$5
Use $0.60/1 Lipton Tea Bags 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
PLUS Use $1/2 coupon from March Walgreens coupon booklet
Final Price, $1.40 each after coupons

Welch’s Juice 2/$6
Use $1/1 Welch’s Juice or Sparkling Juice 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/15/2011)
PLUS Use $1/2 coupon from March Walgreens coupon booklet
Final Price, $1.50 after coupons

Maxwell house coffee 34.5oz $6.99
Use $1/1 Maxwell House Daily Brew Product or
Use $1/1 Maxwell House International Cafe or
Use $1/2 Maxwell House 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
Final Pri…

Reminder: Free Starbucks Coffee at Barnes & Noble Today

Stop by Barnes & Noble today (2/26) and let a bookseller give you a guided tour of NOOK Color and you'll get a FREE cup of Starbucks coffee!

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Free Weekend Events

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Saturday, February 26th:

* 6:30PM : The 2011 Baton Rouge Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade -
* 2:00PM : The 2011 Baton Rouge Krewe Mystique de la Capitale Mardi Gras Parade -
* 3:00PM : The 2011 Krewe Of Denham Springs Mardi Gras Parade -

Highland Road Park Observatory's FREE events

-Lowes Build and Grow: Saturday 10 am-Noon, Free “How-to Workshop”: build a race car!

Barnes & Noble: Free Coffee Saturday February 26th

Walmart Free Sampling Events
Enter your zip code to find an event near you.

You also don't want to forget aboutTarget's free sponsored activities throughout the country. They happen at different times throughout the month so check out the activities in your city hereto see what is available!

There are many more events going on this weekend so make sure you visit Baton Rouge Parents onlinecalendar of events for more weekend fun!
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75% off Custom Photo Book Today Only!

Today’s Walgreens Photo Deal is 75% off of a custom Photo Book, (Retail $29.99)!

This includes:

-8.5×11 in. hardcover book
-10 double-sided, acid free pages
-Various page layouts and themes

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Retail Coupons for Your Weekend Shopping

Here are your weekend retail coupons courtesy of Your Retail Helper:
Aeropostale - $10 off $50 Exp 2/27 Aerie - Free Vintage Lace Undie with any Aerie Bra purchase Exp 2/27Banana Republic Factory Outlet - 15% off $100+ purchase Exp 2/29/12Barnes & Noble - 30% off select titles & Vera Bradley products Exp 3/1Big Lots - 20% off purchase Valid 3/6 onlyCarter's - $10 off $50 Exp 3/9 Children's Place - 15% off purchase Exp 3/10Coach Outlet - 30% off purchase Exp 2/27 Coldwater Creek - $30 off $100 Exp 3/13ESPRIT - 20% off purchaseFamily Christian - 25% off purchase Exp 2/27  Gap Outlet - 15% off $75+ purchase Exp 2/29/12Goody's - 25% off one item Exp 3/2 Hobby Lobby - 25% off regular priced item Exp 2/26JC Penney - $10 off $25 Valid 2/25 - 2/26JC Penney - $10 off $50 Exp 3/10Justice - 40% off purchase Exp 2/28 Kirkland's - $5 off $25 Exp 3/14 Michael's - 40% off regular priced item Exp 2/26New York & Co - $40 off $100 Exp 2/27 Nine West Outlet- 15% off purc…

Free Sample of Natural Nibbles

. Get a FREE sample of Natural Nibbles for your furry friend!
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Friday = Mega SwagBucks Day!!


It's Mega Swag Bucks Friday! What does that mean? When you search online through Swagbucks today you will have a chance at winning higher than average bucks, for instance: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 500! These Swagbucks can then be turned in for fun gifts like Amazon Gift Cards - it's free money in your pocket!

Not a member of Swagbucks? Why not? It is an easy and fun to earn free money! Go here to learn more about Swagbucks and to join, plus you'll earn 3 Swagbucks for joining!

What is Swagbucks?

Swag Bucks is one of the easiest ways to earn free gifts on the web. All you do is use the Swag Bucks website as your daily internet browser. Instantly as you are searching the web you can and will win Swag Bucks. As you earn more Swag Bucks you can start trading them in for prizes. My favorite gift from the Swag Store is a $5 Amazon Gift Card and all you have to do is trade in 450 Swag Bucks for it!

How to Swag easier?

For the easiest Swagging expe…

My Upcoming Free Coupon Class Dates

Many, many of you wanted to know the dates of my FREE coupon classes and I'm happy to announce that I have two scheduled in March. I would suggest calling as soon as possible to reserve your spot because I have a feeling that they will fill up quickly.

Thursday, March 24th
University United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
3350 Dalrymple Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Please use this form to reserve your spot

Thursday, March 31st
Jones Creek Public Library
6222 Jones Creek Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70817-3017
(225) 756-1140 (Call to reserve you spot today)

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1 Week Only - Free $10 Rue La La Credit

You may remember the Free $20 Rue La La credit from a few months ago. Well if you missed that one, for 1 week only until March 3rd, Rue La La is offering a FREE $10 credit that can be used on any of their deals. I have gotten so really nice, high-quality items from them for a fraction of the cost. No purchase necessary to receive your credit!!

Allow up to 48 hours for your Free credit to show up. You will have until 5/31/11 to use your credit so there's plenty of time!

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Free Fries at Chick-fil-a Friday, March 4th


Friday, March 4

An innovation in ketchup calls for a celebration. Between 2 and 4 pm local time, ketchup lovers who ask for Heinz Dip & Squeeze and the Free FryDay promotion at all Chick-fil-A restaurants will receive a FREE medium order of Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries®, limit one per customer.
Click here to see if your restaurant is participating.
RSVP to this Facebook event is not required for participation in Free FryDay at Chick-fil-A. I will remind you closer to time as well!
Thanks My Memphis Mommy!
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Free Sample of MiO Water Enhancer

. LIKE MiO on facebook then click on the Try It  to request a FREE sample of Mio water enhancer.
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Please Help Make the My City Mommy Network #1


Circle of Moms just added My City Mommy as one of their top 25 Mom Blogs across the country! PLUS there is a little contest going on to see who ranks best!

If you don't mind paying it forward to us hop on over and vote for My City Mommy!

Thanks to Circle of Moms for the opportunity!

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DEAL EXPIRED - *SUPER HOT* Communtiy Coffee $6.16 for 3 Packs

Ok guys, this one is going to require you to follow these steps very carefully but it's worth it to pay only $2.05 per bag of Community Coffee. Here's how it works:
Sign into your Amazon accountClick HERE and refresh the page until you see TWO $3/1 Community Coffee 3 pk. coupons on the same page. Click on one, then hit the back button on your browser and click on the other coupon so that both will appear in your cart.  Now choose one of these qualifying coffee packs and click on the title linkAdd the item to your cart by choosing Subscribe & Save for an additional 15% savings.  Choose delivery every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months.  You can cancel the subscription at any time.Your total on the last page of checkout should be $6.16 with all coupon savings

You can cancel the Subscribe & Save at any time so that you only receive the wipes order this one time by logging into your account and clicking Manage Subscribe & Save.

Thanks Sherry and SlickDeals!

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Albertsons Coupon Matchup 2/23 - 2/29

If you are new to couponing you may want to read Coupons 101. Did you know that you can print coupons right on Albertsons site?

*Remember to use the $5 off $50 coupon included in this week's flyer to save even more!

Monopoly is back at Albertsons. Remember to collect game pieces for prizes, coupons and FREEBIES!

4 day sale (Thursday - Sunday only)

Boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.49/lb (Limit 10lbs)
Boneless chuck shoulder pot roast $1.99/lb 
Strawberries $1.88 each
Xtra Landry detergent 75oz. $1.88

Cottonelle 20 double rolls $9.88
(1/23 SS) save $0.50/1
Final Price, $9.38 each


Fresh Express Spinach or baby blend salad $1.88
Lemons 5/$0.88
1 lb bag baby carrots $0.88
Sweet potatoes or Russet potatoes $0.88/lb 
Pink Lady apples $0.88 (sold in 8lb totes)
Large Mangos $0.88 each
Fresh cucumbers 2/$0.88
Green cabbage 2/$0.88/lb 
Grapefruit $0.88 each
Hass avocados $0.88 each
3lb bag yellow onions $1.88 each
Cantaloupe $1.88 each
5lb bag Russet potatoes $2.88 each
California oranges 10/$0.8…

The Winner of The Full Size Scentsy Warmer and 3 Scents is...


Pauline T...

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway!

Remember to visit Margie's Scentsy site to order your own Scentsy warmer and scents!

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Handmade at Homestead King Cake Soap (yes soap) Giveaway - Ends 3/2

. Looks good enough to eat!
I practically begged my good friend Elizabeth Hill, owner of Handmade at Homestead, to let me do this giveaway. I'm lucky she's such a sweetheart because she said yes!!

When is a King Cake not a King Cake? When it’s an award-winning King Cake Soap made exclusively by Handmade at Homestead!

Her pure Goat’s Milk soap is fragranced with yummy scents that will remind you of a Zulu King Cake-chocolate and coconut with a little bit of coffee thrown in. The “frosting” is actually a bath melt sprinkled with colored sugar.

Giveaway (Ends 3/2 at Noon CST) -all giveaway winners are chosen by random generation using

In the spirit of Carnival Season, Elizabeth will give (1) lucky My Baton Rouge Mommy reader a slice of her award winning King Cake Soap ($10 value)


**Mandatory Entry** (You must do this to qualify) -Head over to and tell me your favorite product.

Do this by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post along…

Make Money Consigning Your Kids Clothes with Busy Bird Market

Exciting news! Busy Bird Children's Consignment Market’s second annual sale is taking place on April 1st (8:30-6:30) & 2nd (8:30-3:00) at the Baton Rouge Marriott off of Corporate Blvd.

Right now, they are accepting clothes, ages newborn to size 8. Consignors will make 70% of the sale price and will be able to shop early with two guests. They accept a wide variety of brands (Smocked outfits, Hanna Andersson, Gymboree, Baby Gap… just to name a few).

This is a great way to make extra money and save money by buying name brand clothing at a fraction of the cost. Read all about it at You can also “like” Busy Bird on Facebook to receive the latest updates. The deadline for consigning is March 25th. Tell your family, friends, email groups, etc. to help spread the word!

Also, two weeks before the sale, I will be doing a giveaway for one lucky winner to receive $25.00 in Busy Bird Bucks to use at the sale so stay tuned!

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The Social Network: $11.99 (reg. $28.96)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Social Network!! has it for only $11.99 (reg. $28.96) plus in ships FREE with Amazon Prime or Super Saver Shipping (with a $25 purchase)

**Make sure to sign up with Amazon Mom to get these benefits:

-Free two day shipping with Amazon Prime benefits
-30% off Diapers and Wipes with subscribe and save delivery
-Exclusive email discounts and offers

Keep in mind that prices on Amazon are subject to change at any moment.

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