Showing posts from April 15, 2012

CVS Coupon Matchup 4/22 - 4/28

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. Make sure you print their coupon policy and keeping in your coupon binder.

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".

**Keep in mind that most ECB deals exclude clearance items**

Freebies and Money Makers

Blink Tears or Gel Tears $8.99 (Limit 1) 
Get $8.99 ECB
Printable coupon save $1.00/1
Final price, $1.00 Money Maker

Dream Water Snoozeberry $5.97 (Limit 1) 
Get $5.97 ECB
FREE after ECB

Extra Care Bucks Deals

Gatorade Prime, Amp Energy or Doubleshot 2/$3 (Limit 1) 
Get $1 ECB wyb 2
Final price, $1/2 or $0.50 each

U by Kotex Liners, Pads, or Tampons $3.99 (Limit 1) 
Get $2 ECB
(3/25 SS) save $1.00/1
Final Price, $0.99

Keebler Crackers or Cookies 3/$4 (Limit 1) 
Get $1 ECB wyb 4
Final price, $0.50 each

Dial for Men Speed Foam Body Wash $6.49 (Limit 1) 
Get $…

*HOT* $1.00/1 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta Coupon

Head over to Barilla on facebook to print a $1.00/1 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta coupon!

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Walgreens Coupon Matchup 4/15 - 4/21

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.


Finesse Shampoo, Conditioner, Styling Products $1.99
Use $1/1 Finesse 04/22/2012 SS Insert (exp 05/13/2012)
Pay $0.99 each after coupon

Suavital Fabric Softener $2.99 (BOGO Free)
Pay $1.50 each after sale

Raid Max Bug Barrier or OFF! Clip On Starter $8.99
Use $3/1 Raid Bug Barrier Auto Trigger
PLUS $1/1 OFF! Clip on or Raid Max Bug Barrier, 30 oz Walgreens Coupon Book
Pay $4.99 each after coupons

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent $3.49
Use $1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry 04/22/2012 SS insert (exp 06/01/2012)
Use $1/1 Arm & Hammer Laundry 04/22/2012 SS insert (exp 06/01/2012)
Pay as low as $2.49 each after coupon

Chex Mix, Bugles, Combos, or Goldfish 2/…

Bath & Body Works: FREE Malibu Heat Lotion

Head over to Bath & Body Works on facebook to get a coupon for a FREE 2oz Malibu Heat body lotion this weekend only!

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Find the Lowest Price on Crawfish Near You

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Need crawfish this weekend? Remember to check out my friends over at  Crawfish Pricelist before you head out to find out the lowest price in your area. Over the coming weeks they will be adding more and more locations that sell live and/or boiled crawfish. Just enter your zip code for vendors in your area with their current prices.

The site updates it's prices every Thursday but this year they are allowing vendors to submit their own prices as they change.

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Earth Day FREEBIES and Deals

Earth Day is just around the corner, April 22nd to be exact. Here is a list of Earth Day offers to help you live a little greener:


1 FREE reusable Target bag per customer on April 22. Get yours near the Guest Service desk. Limited amount per store.


FREE reusable shopping bags (4 to choose from) w/ the purchase of 2 Kellogg's cereals - just pay S&H $1.75. Just fill out a short form and you can start collecting all four.


Get a Free Origins Skin Cleanser when you trade in your current skincare (full or empty) on April 22nd. Just complete the form HERE and bring in your current skincare for a FREE full-size Origins Cleanser. There's a location inside Dillard's (Mall of Louisiana). See other store locations HERE.

Free National Parks Week

Enjoy FREE admission to all 397 national parks April 21-29th.

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids is giving away free packets of sunflower seeds on April 21 and 22. Go HERE for store locations.

Lowe's is giving…

What's For Dinner? "Grilled Pizza"

(Photo credit: Gourmet)
I learned about grilled pizza from Martha Stewart about 7 years old and have been making it ever since. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I hear moaning (in a good way) every time I make this for my family. In my opinion, it's hands down the best way to make pizza at home.

I like to make single portion sized pizzas so that everyone can choose what toppings they want on their own pizza. The possibilities are endless.

My favorite - Grilled chicken, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and caramelized onions

I use two options for my pizza sauce and I'll tell you about both. The absolute best and freshest tasting "sauce" is made by grilling plum tomatoes but if you're pressed for time/money - you can make a great tasting quick sauce from canned tomato sauce.

(Photo credit: Martha Stewart)
Grilled tomato pizza "sauce" recipe

3 pounds plum tomatoes, cored and halved lengthwise
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or …

*HOT* New Balance Running Shoes up to 50% off

Joe’s New Balance Outlet has some pretty great deals on running shoes today - like these New Balance 690 Men's running shoes for $34.99 (reg. $64.99). There are way too many hot prices for me to list so check it out.

Shipping is FREE with any $75 purchase.

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Retail Deals for Your Weekend Shopping

Here are your weekend retail coupons courtesy of Your Retail Helper:
Ace Hardware - Facebook Exclusive $5 off $25 Exp 4/30Aeropostale - $10 off $50 Exp 4/25Ann Taylor - 40% off purchase Exp 4/22Barnes & Noble - 15% off one item Exp 6/30Bath & Body Works - 20% off purchase Exp 4/19Bath & Body Works - $10 off $30 Exp 4/22bebe - 15% - 20% off purchase Exp 5/6Build-a-Bear - 10% off Birthday Party of $200+ Exp 5/31Carter's - 20% off $40+ purchase Exp 4/30Chico's - $25 off $100 Exp 4/22Children's Place - 15% - 25% off purchase Exp 4/22Express - $15 off $60 Exp 4/22Family Christian - 30% off regular priced purchase Exp 5/6Family Christian - 25% off purchase Exp 4/19Fashion Bug - iTunes/Smart Phone App Exclusive $15 off $40Fashion Bug - Facebook Exclusive - Flutterbuy Coupon GameGoody's - 15% off purchase Exp 4/24Hobby Lobby - 40% off regular priced item Exp 4/21Justice - 40% off purchase Exp 4/23Kirkland - $10 off $50 Exp 4/22Lane Bryant - 30% off purchase Exp 4/2…

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 30 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…

Free Weekend Events

Friday, April 20th

Highland Road Park Observatory's FREE events

Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe - 7pm Create Your Own Storytime!

Barnes & Noble Citiplace 7pm - Gracie's Gift

Movie in the Park: 8-10pm - Free movie under the stars at Greenwood Community Park and on April 20th at Jackson Park from 8-10 p.m. Free popcorn and soft drinks. For more information, call (225) 620-0500 (Greenwood) or (225) 261-2161 (Jackson).

Live After Five - 5-8pm entertainment provided by STORMY

Saturday, April 21st

Red Stick Farmers' Market - Downtown Baton Rouge

Barnes & Noble Citiplace 2pm - Autism Awareness Storytime

Michael's - Check HERE for your store's event calendar.

Target– select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.

Sunday, April 22nd

Sunday in the Park: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Free, family-friendly outdoor concert. Each Sunday a dif…

What's For Dinner? "Kale Chips"

 Photo credit: Smitten Kitchen
Today I wanted to share a recipe that has literally changed my life. You see, my husband grew up in Detroit and is a total meat-and-potato man. He didn't eat many vegetables when I met him and still doesn't....but thanks to Kale Chips he's trying so many foods he never would have eaten before. Why? Because they are that good - even my kids love them.

These are super easy to make and oh so nutrious!! They give you the salt, crunchy snack that you crave with tons of healthy benefits.

You can buy Kale (I use curly Kale) in many groceries stores including Walmart. You can even find bags of Kale already cut into bite size pieces which is perfect for making these.


1 bunch Kale - washed, dried and torn into chip-sized pieces (remove hard middle rib)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic minced
salt to taste


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

After your Kale is washed, dried and torn into pieces, toss it with the olive oil, garlic and sa…

Payless: Buy 1 Get One 50% off Everything + Additional 25% Off!!

It's BOGO time again at Payless which means Buy One Get One Half Off Everything!!!  PLUS you can save an additional 25% on your online purchase with code 65814.  You can select FREE in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges.

I LOVE these Women's Vineyard Flat Slings (reg. price $19.99) that are available in several colors. You would pay around $11 each (wyb 2) after the BOGO sale and 25% off!

Check it out for yourself!!

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FREE Pretzel Day at Pretzelmaker, April 26th

Pretzelmaker is having their FREE Pretzel Day on Thursday, April 26th. Each customer will get 1 FREE salted or unsalted pretzel. I checked and the location inside Cortana Mall is participating!! Go HERE for more participating locations.

Valid at participating locations only. Limit one per customer.

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Target: Magnum Mini Ice Cream Bars $0.79 Each

I think I may have to break down and buy these for the kidlets at this price. You may want to hurry and print the $1.50/1 Magnum Mini coupon now. It was available yesterday and reached it's limit before I could tell you about it - but now it's available again.

Deal at Target right now:

Buy (2) Magnum Mini Ice Cream Bars 6 pk $3.29 = $6.58
Use (2) $1.50/1 Magnum Mini coupons
Stack with (1) $2.00/2 Magnum Ice Cream Treats, 3pk or 6pk, Target Printable Coupon
Final Price, $1.58 or $0.79

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*SUPER HOT* Get 4 Green Works Products at Target for a Total of $1.51!!!

Here's an awesome deal on Green Works products that my friend Lauren with My Military Mommy passed on. Great time to stock up for spring cleaning!

Right now at Target you will get a free bottle of Green Works Dish Washing Liquid when you buy 3 Green Works items (this is a Target sale and does not require a coupon).  There are several products to choose from to get a great deal!

Deal Idea
Buy 2 Green Works Cleaning Wipes, $2.36 each
Buy 1 Green Works Liquid Bleach, $3.79
Buy 1 Green Works Dishwashing Liquid, $2.29
-$2.29 for FREE Dish Washing Liquid wyb 3 items, Target sale

Use these coupons:

-(1) $2/1 Green Works Laundry Care Item Target printable HERE
-(1) $1/2 Green Works Products Target printable HERE
-(2) $1/1 Green Works Product printable HERE
-(2) $1/1 Green Works Products
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Albertsons Coupon Matchup 4/18 - 4/24

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?

3 Day Sale (Friday-Sunday only)

Atchafalaya crawfish tailmeat (Louisiana crawfish) $10.99 (Limit 2)
Chicken split breast bone-in $0.99/lb
4lb bag Navel Oranges $1.99 each (Limit 2) 
Albertsons hamburger or hot dog buns 8ct. $0.69 (Limit 2)
Albertsons large eggs $0.99 (Limit 2) 


2lb package strawberries 2/$7.00 (Limit 2)
5lb bag Red Delicious apples 2/$7.00 (limit 2)
Fresh Express salad blends 2/$5.00
3lb bag yellow onions 2/$4.00
Vine ripe tomatoes $1.29/lb 
Yellow corn 5/$2.00
6oz Blackberries $1.79 each
Red or green leaf lettuce $1.29 each
Green beans $1.29/lb
Mangos $0.79 each
Celery $0.99 each
Bean sprouts $1.00 each
Cucumbers $0.69 each


Boneless, skinless fryer breast $1.49/lb
85% Lean ground beef 3lbs or more $2.98/lb
Boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.49/lb
Pork Country Style ribs boneless $1.98/lb
93% lean ground beef 3lbs or more $3.88/lb
T-bone steak or bo…

Review: Newest Issue of Eating Light Magazine - 400 Calories or Less

By now some of you may know that I have joined Weight Watchers to help get rid of the "baby weight" that I gained after baby #3. Just a quick update - since joining 7 weeks ago I'm down 10.5lbs and one pant's size!

I've been making ALL of our meals at home and to keep it interesting, I look for slimmed down versions on our favorite dishes. That's why I responded with a big YES to review the latest issue of Eating Light!.

It's filled with recipes from Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Country Living and Woman’s Day, all with no more than 400 calories!

You’ll find skinnytakes on all the dishes you love to eat forbreakfast, lunch, and dinner—even desserts! My favorite....Chicken Quesdillas that saves you 680 calories and 49 grams of fat compared to Chevy's Fresh-Mex Chicken Quesdillas! YUMMY!

Plus you’ll find out how to:
--Reorganize your refrigerator so you’ll automatically reach for foods to help you lose weight
--Revamp your diet with 16 easy substitutions …

Mother's Day Deal: 24" X 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas $49!!

Mother's Day is coming up pretty soon but luckily I know exactly what I'm getting my mom and mother-in-law this year. ( I hope they don't see this post)....They are both getting gallery wrap canvas prints of a family picture that we recently took. I can't wait to see their reaction because the picture turned out so great!!

If you would like to surprise the mom(s) in your life with the gift of "you", check out this great deal. Gallery Direct is offering 24" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvases for $49. This is an amazing price as these usually cost at least $100.

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