Showing posts from August 12, 2012

Isabella's New Favorite Local Place to Play - Pretend Play Party in Denham Springs

Yesterday morning I awoke to the declaration that it was going to be an Isabella-Mommy Day, meaning a full day of fun for my little pumpkin. These days are always great binding with the girls since we rarely get one-on-one time together (we also have Skylar-Mommy day and Baylee-Mommy day).

So we sat down and decided on how we would spend this special day. First we would have a Chinese lunch (which means fried rice for Isabella), then we would head to a place that I have been wanting to take her for a while now - Pretend Play Party in Denham Springs. I had heard that it was like a smaller version of The Children's Museum in New Orleans and since she loves it there - why not give it a shot.

I honestly never expected this place to be as great as it is!! First and foremost, this place is clean and organized and that's a big YES in my book. They were even cleaning as we played. Secondly, it's all hands on fun for the little ones. I love a place where kids can pretend to be so…

Walgreens Coupon Matchup 8/19 - 8/25

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.

Make sure to grab a August Coupon Booklet in the front of the store (near the weekly ad) to save even more.


Cottonelle Toilet Paper $5
Use $0.50/2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, 4 pks or $0.50/1 Toilet Paper, 9 pk+ 08/12/2012 SS Insert (exp 09/23/2012)
Pay $4.50 each after coupon

Hormel Chili 2/$3
Use $1/2 Hormel Chili, pg. 80 All You, July 2012 (exp 08/20/2012)
Use $1/2 Hormel Chili, pg. 80 All You, JUNE 2012 (exp 08/20/2012)
Pay $1 each after coupon

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes $1.99
Use $0.50/2 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes 08/12/2012 SS Insert (exp 09/23/2012)
Pay $1.74 each after coupon

Dial Bodywash or Speed Foam 2/$6
Use $2/2 Dial, Dial for Men or Tone …

Whole Foods: Kid's Dish Cooking Class August 25th

Saturday, August 25th 11am-12pm, Whole Foods Baton Rouge is having a Kid's Dish cooking class hosted by Stephanie Riegel and Tracey Koch! Kid's Dish is a family friendly food column that appears monthly in The Advocate as well as webisodes on the LPB website. Kids ages 7 - 12 are welcome to participate in this class.

Class is limited to 12 guests. To reserve your seat call 225.218.0452 or stop by the Guest Services desk.

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CVS Coupon Matchup 8/19 - 8/25

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**


Listerine Cool Mint, FreshBurst, Zero 500ml, PocketPaks 72ct or Reach Advanced Design soft 3 ct $2.99 (Limit 2)
Get $2 ECB
(7/29 RP) save $1.00/1 Reach Toothbrush (regional coupon)
Printable coupon save $1.00/2 Reach Toothbrushes
Final price, as low as FREE

Extra Care Bucks Deals

Cheerios Cereal 10-14 oz. 2/$5.00 (Limit 1 deal)
Get $2 ECB wyb 2
$0.50/1 Original Cheerios cereal
$1.00/2 select Cheerios cereals

Final Price, $1.00 each wyb 2!

ALL Revlon Nail $4.99 (Limit 6)
Get $3 ECB
(7/22 SS or 8/5 SS) save $1.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic
Final price, $0.99 each

Select Right Gua…

Kids Eating Healthy With Walmart Challenge and $25 Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 8/24)

I was recently challenged to transform a typical good lunchbox into a GREAT lunchbox using healthy choices purchased at Walmart. I have to admit that I've been in a lunchbox "rut" of my own. I mean I want my kids to eat better but I struggle with the cost of healthier foods to pack everyday. Challenge accepted!

My mission

Makeover a pretty standard meal of a turkey sandwich (with lunch meat), dressed with mayo on white bread and fruit snacks.

My result

-I started off with antibiotic-free, hormone-free chicken in place of the lunch meat turkey. Luckily Walmart sells HarvestLand boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts in 2.25lb boxes for around $9.50. This equals twelve 3oz portions for around $0.79 per serving.
*I used my Homemade Chicken Shawarma recipe and portioned it out in 3oz servings -In place of white sandwich bread, I used 8 grain Oroweat Pocket Thins (100 calories, 5 grams of fiber per servings). I cut these into wedges for easy pick up. Cost: around $2.50 for …

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 8/31Aeropostale - $15 off $75 Exp 8/31Aeropostale - 15% off 5+ School Uniform Pieces Exp 8/22Barnes & Noble - 30% off Back to School items Exp 8/22Baskin Robbins - Quick survey for $1 off $4 couponBath & Body Works - Free Signature Care item w/$10 purchase Exp 9/4Bath & Body Works - Free Travel Size item w/$10 purchase Exp 8/24Cacique - $25 off $75 Exp 8/29Carter's - Facebook Exclusive 20% off $40+ Exp 8/22Children's Place - 15% - 25% off purchase Exp 8/19Coach Factory Store - 30% off purchase Exp 9/3Express - 15% off purchase Exp 8/28Family Christian Store - 25% off regular priced purchase Exp 8/19Famous Footwear - 15% off purchase Exp 8/18Fashion Bug - Facebook Exclusive - Flutterbuy Coupon GameGoody's - 25% off single purchase Exp 8/21Hobby Lobby - 40% off regular priced item Exp 8/18Kirkland's - $25 off $75 Exp 9/14Kohl's - 15% - 20%…

*STILL AVAILABLE* $1.00/1 Mott's Snack & Go Applesauce

I'm so glad to see that the $1.00 off Mott's Snack and Go Applesauce pouches coupon is still available because I was out of ink the other day and now I'm refilled! Remember that Walmart has these for around $2.50 making them $1.50 after the coupon!

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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 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…

Zulily: Polo Dresses and Shirts $9.99 and Jeans $12.99

Today Zulily has Polo clothing at up to 75% off - Dresses and Shirts $9.99 and Jeans $12.99. These are going quickly!

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Walmart: Hormel Compleats as low as $0.98!

Here are 2 new Hormel Compleats coupons that will help you score lunch for under $1.20 at Walmart:

Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals $1.98
Use $1.00 off Hormel Compleats meal
Final Price, $0.98

Hormel Compleats Kids Meals $1.66
Use $1.00 off 2 Hormel Compleats kid meals
Final Price, $1.16 each

*Keep in mind that prices may vary by store/location.

Thanks STL Mommy!

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Target: Centrum ProNutrients as low as $2.49 Each (retail $9.99 or more)

Here's a way for you to get Centrum ProNutrients at Target (thru Saturday, 8/18) for as low as $2.49 each!

Buy: (2) Centrum ProNutrients – $9.99 each = $19.98 total
Use (2) $5.00 off Centrum ProNutrients Supplement
Get a $5 Target Gift Card When You Buy 2 Centrum Products
Final price: $4.98 for 2 or $2.49 each

Since I'm an instant gratification type of girl, I like to buy the items that will earn a gift card first. I then use my earned gift card(s) on a second transaction.

Thanks My Dallas Mommy!

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$1.00 off Athenos Feta Cheese & Dole Salad Kit

New coupon added - $1.00 off 1 ATHENOS Feta cheese & 1 Dole Salad Kit!

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*NEW* Upcoming $1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Money Maker at Wags

If you haven't printed this awesome coupon already, I wanted to give y'all a heads up that it's still available! Print the $3.00 off Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist coupon because starting Sunday (8/19) there's a new Walgreens money maker! Here's how:

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit $2.99
$3/1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit
Pay $0
Get back $1 Register Reward
Final Price, $1 Money Maker!!

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The Fresh Market: Buy One, Get One FREE Chicken Breasts (thru 8/21)

From now until August 21st, stop by the meat department at The Fresh Market for B1G1 Free Antibiotic-Free, 100% Vegetarian Fed Chicken Breasts!

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Quiznos: Buy One Sub Get One for $1 + FREE Kids Meal

Grab this coupon and then grab a friend for lunch at Quiznos today: Buy 1 Sub and Get 1 Small Sub for $1, Regular Sub for $2 or Large Sub for $3!

You can also print a coupon for a FREE Kids Meal with any Sub or Salad Combo!

These coupons usually go pretty quickly.

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GONE: *HOT* George Foreman 50"sq Non-Stick Grill $17.99 + FREE Shipping

This is gone:

I love my George Foreman grill for making Paninis but since it's an older model, it's a major pain to clean so I'm buying this one!

TigerDirect has this George Foreman 50"sq Non-Stick Grill for only $17.99 + FREE shipping (reg. $39.99)! On this model you can control the temperature and more importantly, it's dishwasher safe! No more scrubbing for me.

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Free Weekend Events

Friday, August 17th

Highland Road Park Observatory's FREE events

Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe - 7pm Stars

Barnes & Noble Citiplace 7pm - Cookie Mouse

Movie in the Park - 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Offered at the Ben Burge park from 8-10 p.m. Bring snacks and a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy free popcorn and Coca-Cola products. Provided by BREC and Hermitage Neighborhood Association. For more information, call (225) 272-9200. (Thanks BR Parents)

Saturday, August 18th

Red Stick Farmers' Market - Downtown Baton Rouge

Barnes & Noble Perkins Rowe - 2pm Signing With Mystery Author Melva Dye "All That Remains"

Barnes & Noble Citiplace - 2pm Cookie Mouse

Whole Foods (Baton Rouge) Celebrate National Sandwich Month  - 12pm-2pm - August is National Sandwich Month! Each team will feature a special sandwich using products from their department. Come sample all of the delicious sandwich options we have to offer!

($5 or $10) Rock Climbing at the Paula G. Manship YMCA - The ro…

Hunger Games Movie Deals

My friend Lauren over at My Military Mommy put together this list of Hunger Games deals so I wanted to share! I haven't seen the movie yet so I have to admit that I'm a bit excited for it's release. 

Best Buy is offering the Exclusive Hunger Games Collector's Edition for $29.99.  This set comes with a Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy of the Movie; a Blu-Ray and DVD of special features; a numbered acrylic keepsake, and a collectible case.

At you can pre-order The Hunger Games - Target Exclusive 3-Disc Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray for $24.99 or pick up the 2 disc DVD in-store for $16.99. has several pre-order savings options, but my son has been asking for the Walmart Exclusive  Hunger Games special edition with the Mocking Jay Pendant which runs $22.96 on DVD + Digital Copy or $36.96 on Blu-Ray.  When you pre-order from Walmart you will also receive a chance to win a trip to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere.

Amazon has the The Hunger Games …

Albertsons Coupon Matchup 8/15 - 8/21

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)

Petite Sirloin steak boneless $2.98/lb
Cherries $1.99/lb
Grower's Pride orange juice 59oz $0.99 (Limit 1 - add'l purchase $1.49 each)

Arm & Hammer 2X liquid laundry detergent 50oz, Power pack 16ct or Dryer Sheets 100ct $2.99
(6/24 SS) save $1.00/2 Power Packs
(7/15 SS) save $1.00/2 Laundry products
Variety of printable coupons HERE
Final price, $2.49 each


Sweet yellow corn $0.25 each
Bartlett Pears $0.25 each
Cantaloupes $1.69 each
Jumbo Black Plums $1.79
3lb bag yellow onions 2/$4.00
Broccoli 2/$4.00
Cilantro 2/$1.00
Fresh Express salad blends 2/$5.00
Cucumbers 2/$1.00


Boneless chicken breasts $1.98/lb
Assorted pork chops bone-in $1.98/lb
St. Louis Style pork ribs $2.99/lb
Sanderson Farms drumsticks or thighs family pack 10lbs/$10
Boneless pork country style ribs $1.98/lb

Other Weekly Deals

2 Liter Coke products $0.75 ea…

Up to 75% off New Balance + FREE Shipping!!!

6pm is having a huge New Balance sale with items being as much as 75%. Tanks and Shirts start at $7.20, Shorts at $9.00, Shoes at $11.99 and much, much more!! PLUS - shipping is FREE!!

Start HERE and sort by lowest price for the biggest values. Hurry because these are selling out quickly!

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Buy One Get One FREE Large Gourmet Pizza and Gourmet Pizza Party For 16 People Contest from Oscar's Pizza in Baton Rouge

Right now Oscar's Pizza and Ice Cream on Perkins is holding their first ever Facebook contest for a 16 Person Pizza Party Grand Prize! They will also give you a Buy One Get One FREE Large Pizza Coupon if you get 2 friends to enter the contest too.

Head over to Oscar's Pizza and Ice Cream on Facebook to get started.

3 Easy Ways to Enter:

1) Click “like”
2) Enter your email address and info
3) Get Friends to sign up. You get 1 entry in the drawing for each friend you get to enter! (limit of 10) Plus, YOU get a Buy One Get One FREE Large Pizza Coupon if you can get 5 friends to enter.

Good luck!

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