Saturday, December 26, 2009

Free Weekender Beauty Sample Kit

Free Weekender Beauty Sample Kit
Go here to find out more details. Travel size beauty samples are always super helpful for travel.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Safeway (and affiliates): Kellogg's Corn Flakes for $0.25 per box!

Safeway (and affiliates): Kellogg's Corn Flakes for $0.25 per box!

Corn Flakes are incredibly versatile for cooking, from crunchy sushi rolls to amazing fruit crisps. Here in the DFW area we can get this deal at Tom Thumb.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

$1.00 Off 4 Del Monte Cans

This coupon should get you some really cheap tomatoes print it here

Friday, December 11, 2009

Free Frozen Yogurt at Red Mango

Dallas, Texas: Please join us this Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11am-6pm for FREE RED MANGO FROZEN YOGURT at all of our 5 DFW locations! We'll also be offering gift bags, cool prizes (like a chance to win free Red Mango for a year!), guest DJs, radio host personalities, and more!

More details in their Facebook page see here

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

IKEA Family Meal Deal

Today is the last day of IKEA's meatball meal at their grocery section. This deal includes:

1 2.5 pounds bag of meatballs
1. Large jar of Lingonberry sauce
2 Envelopes of cream sauce
2 boxes of rosti potato galletes

All of this for $8.27 About 58% savings

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Free Gift Certificates

Feed it forward is here. 30 million dollars in gift certificates to give out to your friends and family for free. Go here and place your orders.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Veria Sample

Go here to score a FREE Veria holiday renewal pack! This contains a luxurious self-pampering guide, a soothing spa-quality bath salt recipe, 2 samples of premium Chandra facial moisturizer and an exclusive discount of up to 50% on select Veria products.

Thanks it's hip to save!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

$3/1 Chef's Requested coupon = $0.28 Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filet at Walmart!

This is a wonderful deal. If you are only able to get one use the beef for a nice stir fry or a thin sliced meat sandwich.

$3/1 Chef's Requested coupon = $0.28 Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filet at Walmart!

Thank you moneysavingmom

Monday, November 16, 2009

Get $5.00 Off El Monterrey Products

go here and submit your favorite recipe or tip. El Monterrey will send you $5.00 off coupon. Note that you don't have to become a fan!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Free Adolphus Rice

If your Kroger triples coupons up to .39 cents go here and print the .35 cents off coupon for Adolphus Rice Products. This is a PDF file and you should be able to print as many as you want. This product is located in the rice isle in close proximity to products such as Uncle Ben's. The sale price is $1.00 meaning you can get some free rice. Remember to use only 3 coupons each time to optimize this deal.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ten Items & Kroger for 88 cents

If your Kroger doubles coupons take Advantage of the Mega Sale and buy the following items:

4 cans of Carnation evaporated milk for .50 each use 2 printables from here
4 cans of Dole fruit for .50 each use 2 printables from here
2 Land o Lakes spreadable butter use 2 printables from here

Now you have 10 products and should only pay .88 cents!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kroger 10 Item Mega Event Match Up

Here is my List for the Kroger $5.00 Instant rebate when you buy 10 mix & Match

5 Del Monte Tomatoes 14.5 oz .50 cents match up with $1.00 off 5 from insert=1.25

4 Carnation evaporated milks .50 cents match up with .50 cents off 2 here doubled= free

2 two-ltr bottles of coke .75 cents match up with two 1.00 off any coke product from recyclebank=50 cents overage

1 Land O Lakes spreadable butter .99 cents match up with .40 cents insert coupon doubled=.19 cents

3. Steamfresh vegetables $1.49 each match up with 3 .50 cents coupons from here doubled =$1.47

1 Jose Ole taquitos $2.49 match up with $1.00 coupon from smartsource insert=$1.49

1 Mrs. Smith pie $2.49 match up with .75 cents coupon from smartsource insert=$1.74

1 Danactive drink four pack $1.49 match up wit $1.00 off one from smartsource insert=.49

2 Kebbler Fudge shop .99 cents match up with 2 $1.00 off one printable no longer available=Free
1 Chex Mix match up with 50 cents off from smartsource insert doubled=.49

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Coupons For Your Tuna Salad

Sign up here to receive a $1/1 Bumble Bee coupon via email for the next four weeks. You'll also receive four weekly menu plans as well.

The Premium tuna pouches are $1 at Target as well as other stores so this coupon should make for more free tuna.

I love a good tuna salad with lots of pickles talking about pickles go here and print a .50 cents coupon off Vlasic pickles. If your store doubles coupons this should make for really cheap pickles when combined with a sale.

Finally, for the mayo go here and save $1.00 on the purchase of 2 Hellmann's mayonnaise jars.

Thanks, Couponers United & moneysavingmom

Free Bottle of Healthy Balance Juice

Take a quick survey here and you'll receive a coupon for a free bottle of Old Orchard Juice in the mail. There is also a $1.00 off coupon at If you are in a constant diet and this is a staple in your pantry keep the UPC codes and order some of their fitness gear. It is really cool. Thanks, Indimoney! and moneysavingmom

Take Your Kiddos to Michael's on Halloween


Monday, October 26, 2009

Free Chickens

Go here and purchase chickens for a poor family in Asia and I will match your donation with an equal gift for the first 20 takers.

Once you purchase your chickens just let me know via email attaching your receipt and I will respond with mine.

Your gifts combined with mine have the potential of producing 17,000+ eggs in a period of 70 weeks.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Glade Candles Target Gift Card Deal

Get back $5 Gift Card
Final Price - $1.00 for all 5

Scenario III (My favorite)
Buy 5 tins and use the 5 $1.50 coupons inside tins
Buy 5 refills and use 5 blinkies for free refill on purchase of tin available at Kroger & Tom Thumb
Final Price-$5.00 and get 2 $5.00 gift cards back a $5.00 MM

If you have lots of blinkies you could do this many, many times

You may also submit up to 3 $5.00 rebates to SC Johnson on the purchase of 3 items using the form HERE

Finally, you can get 1 holiday music download per item purchased using the link HERE

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

1 Pumpkin, 1 Bag of Baguels and 1 Loaf of Bread for $1.89

Tom Thumb and Kroger have coupons attached to Sara Lee Mini Soft & Smooth Bagels for free when you purchase the Sara Lee Soft & Smooth white sliced bread. The sliced bread in turn has a coupon attached for $2.00 off a pumpkin when you buy the bagels & bread combined.

Buy the bread for $1.89
Get a pie pumpkin for 1.99 use the $2.00 coupon
Get the mini bagels priced at $3.79 for free with coupon

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Highly Recommend

The Coupon Goddess. She is housed here

Monday, October 19, 2009

CVS Week of 10/17 to 10/24

Go here to check out the deals and printables. This is what I did:

Transaction 1
1 Glade candle for $6.99 paid $6.00 with extra bucks and $1.00 cash

Transaction 2
2 Dimetapp at $5.50 each. Used 2 $2.00 printables
2 Advil PM at $4.50 each. Used 2 $2.00 printables
1 Always Infinity Pads $5.30. Used free product coupon
1 $5.00 off $25 coupon for flu quiz
$6.99 extra bucks rolled from transaction 1
Paid 1 cent
Received $10.00 extra bucks.

$5.33 Out Of Pocket

We ran out of TP and I had $5.99 in extra care buck about to expire. CVS had 12 double rolls priced at 6.99 with one extra care buck back. I used $1.00 printable from and my bucks for free TP plus $1.00 extra buck.

Next stop Kroger. Used buy one get one dozen eggs free from egg council paid .99 cents for two dozens. Dole Naturals mixed fruit $1.27 used a .55 cents coupon from Smart Source paid .72 cents. Campbells cooking soups .75 each, I used $1.00 off two printable from Campbells paid .50 cents for both. Avocados 2 for $1 I used two .50 cents coupons from Avocados from Mexico once doubled I paid nothing. Country sausage $1.27 on sale. Flounder $1.85 on sale.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nifty & New To Print Out

Hurry to the printer and do your homework

$1/1 Muir Glen product, IE here, FF here (Harris Teeter has the canned tomatoes priced at $1.50 this week, and many stores carry the tomato paste for around $1.)

Free Happy Baby product

$1/2 Trident Layers Gum (You can get this for free at Walgreens this week after the coupon.)

.55/1 Mueller’s Whole Wheat Pasta or Ribbons

.50/1 Wise Cheez Doodles

$1/2 Kraft Cheese

.35/1 Red Star Yeast 3-strip pack and .75/ Red Star Yeast jar

$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta

$2/1 Milk Bone Essentials Plus+ Long Lasting Chew Item

B1G1 Alpo Dog Food

$1.50/1 Triaminic

.50/1 Malt-o-Meal product

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Power Shopping 101

Someone emailed me asking my strategy towards shopping and how to get started on the path towards frugality. Each family is different but for us these are the key points:

  1. If you don't have a budget begin by tracking your expenses for a couple of weeks and documenting your key or repetitive purchases. Once you know how much you are spending begin by aiming towards 80% of your average.
  2. Initially I distributed my budget giving me an allowance to stockpile. This allowed me to spend money on items I did not need immediately. Having a stockpile budget is particularly important for Pharmacy Games such as CVS, Rite-Aid and Walgreens. Crystal teaches you how here.
  3. Select your top 5 stores. For me it is CVS, Walmart, Target, Kroger and H Mart.
  4. From your budget set aside $5.00 each week towards bulk purchases. Also add any surplus you may have at the end of the week towards this fund.
  5. If no sale is available high value coupons should be used in your cheapest store. Coupons with potential for doubling or tripling should be used at stores offering these programs.
  6. Set aside 10 minutes each day for internet coupon printing. High value coupons reach limit fast
  7. Set aside a night a week for menu planning a coupon cutting.
  8. Plan your menu against the items already available in your pantry and only buy whatever extras you need. Use your surplus to buy items on sale
  9. It is ok to buy meat from the daily specials rack. Freeze it or use it right away.
  10. Buy your rice at the Indian Store your beans at the Mexican store.
  11. Vegetables are cheaper and more varied at ethnic stores. I like Fiesta and H-Mart.
  12. Take advantage of the gift card offers by Target. Combined with coupons these offers are often great fun. Keep your gift card for rolling into the next offer
  13. Load all digital coupons to all store cards.
  14. Go to a store with grains and nuts by the pound and buy really small amounts of dry fruit and nuts to add variety to many dishes.
We currently spend $40 per week. This includes all groceries, toiletries and cleaning supplies. We cook all three meals at home and I pack lunch for my husband.

Part II coming soon

Healthy Choice $2.00 Coupon

Go here and print a $2.00 coupon for Healthy Choice frozen entrees. Target has the steamers at $2.59. Tom Thumb has the meals at $2.39. Walmart often prices these entrees below $2.00.
Remember you can print this coupon twice. Yay for free lunch!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pillsbury Catalinas at Safeway

Go here and print some Pillsbury coupons. Safeway currently has a Catalina deal of biscuits and croissants. Purchase 3 get $2 catalina coupon good towards your next purchase. Here in Dallas is not uncommon to find these items in the quick sale bin for .60 cents per can, when combined with coupons this deal is a money maker.

Coupons Inc.

About once every quarter several supermarkets offer a double or triple your coupon day. The offer mostly pertains to $1.00 or less coupons. A good place to start for high value printables is here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

How About Some Free Eggs?

go here take the pledge and print two buy one get one free coupons for a dozen of eggs. Thank you moneysavingmom

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bumble Bee Tuna $1 off one coupon

Hurry up and go here to print yours. This often means a freebie when combined with sales.

Happy Birthday Crystal

Today Crystal Paine turns 28. Please stop by her blog and wish her a wonderful and blessed birthday.

Crystal works really hard to honor God, to take care of her family and to bless each of us with a compilation of wonderful deals. A few things about Crystal which are evident by her actions:

  1. She loves the Lord
  2. She loves her family
  3. She works hard
  4. She is honorable maintains her values and is unselfish.
  5. She often gets up early and goes to bed late to minister to us
  6. She is a great example of a Proverbs 31 lady
  7. She is human therefore not perfect but she is much appreciated.
  8. She is a mommy and I have seen her prioritize her children above many things.
  9. She is a great encourager
  10. She is now 28 and by the grace of God we hope to have her around until she is 108!
Happy B-day!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Avocados From Mexico

I was selected to host a party celebrating the delicious wonders of Avocados from Mexico. The lovely marketers at just shipped a box full of goodies to help me host. The goodie kit includes a gift card to help me with the party expenses chip baggie clips for my guests, a cutting board, theme poster and more.

You too can be selected as a host by enrolling here I am particularly tickled by the idea of hosting a Martha Stewart Craft Party or a Betty Crocker cookie party.

This is a really neat opportunity to help marketers reach us with very creative campaigns. It is also a chance for us to practice hospitality and enjoy the company of our friends and family. Sadly; we are a generation prone to isolation with an average of 2.1 friends per person. Let's change that!

Happy Day to all!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sprouts Deals & Coupons 9/23 to 9/30

Silk Organic Soymilk $2.50
Use .75 coupon here final price $1.75

Cascadian Farm Organic Vegetables
2 for $4.00 $1.00 off one coupon here final price $1.00

Muir Organic Pasta Sauce
2 for $6.00 if you printed the coupon housed here
your final cost is 2 for $5.00

Nature's Path Granola
2 for $5 use the BOGO coupon here
your final cost is 2 for $2.50

Veggies and such..

Hot House Tomatoes .69 cents per pound
Apples all varieties .49 cents per pound
Almonds raw $3.99 per pound

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Aldi is Coming to Town!

I saw it! On the corner of Marsh and Frankford. They are remodeling a large unit at an old strip mall. The signs are up.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tin Star Email Insider, Free Taco Plate

Go here to join Tin Star Email Insider and they will send you a BOGO coupon for a Taco Plate. Their gourmet tacos are amazing. I particularly like the shrimp tempura tacos along with their yummy complimentary unlimited salsa and chips bar!

Based on the form I suspect you also get a few goodies for your birthday and anniversary...

We have several locations in the DFW area. My favorite is on Coit right next to Central Market

Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Blessings

This week the sales and deals are a bit low. This coincides with marketing strategies which keep the best deals aligned with the timing in which most people receive paychecks. This coming weekend we will be traveling to the Desiring God Conference in Minneapolis. We are proud of our costs so far. Separate from the conference fees we were able to get super saver fares with American for $69 each way. For our hotel we selected Hotwire and snagged a deal for $61 per night at the Hilton. I will be shopping for car rental probably also using Hotwire.

I invite you to celebrate your blessings and contemplate upon the goodness of The King as you consider the following statistics:

  • 80% of the world population lives under poverty levels making less than $10 per day per family.
  • 34% of the world population has indoor plumbing and access to running water.
  • 77% of the world population does not know Christ as their Lord & Savior
  • 25,000 children die daily of malnutrition
How good is our King and Savior. His provision towards us so great. His mercy so amazing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday's Chinese Take Out (Fried Rice)

Starting today each Friday I will post an easy and affordable Chinese recipe to help you quench the cravings for take out. Today we start with:

Fried Rice

3 cups of leftover steamed rice stored overnight in the refrigerator
3 eggs
5 green onions (half a bunch)
5 slices of smoked ham or smoked bacon precooked
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon white pepper (adjust to preference)
1/2 teaspoon MSG I prefer Ajinomoto over Accent (you may skip this part if you are allergic)
4 tablespoons of oil

-optional ingredients-
leftover cooked shrimp
sauteed cubed carrots or frozen peas
leftover cooked chicken
water chestnuts

Wok or large skillet
mixing bowl
clean spray bottle
wooden spoon
paper towels


  1. Chop onions and meat into small squares and set aside
  2. Heat wok or skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil until a drop of water sizzles.
  3. Crack eggs open and season with a pinch of white pepper, salt and MSG.
  4. Pour eggs in wok to create an omelet. Make sure it is well cooked showing golden brown spots. turn it with spatula and cook both sides equally. Pull from wok and drain excess oil in paper towels.
  5. Loosen cold rice with hands, add half tablespoon of oil to your wok and add rice little by little ensuring it warms up evenly and it remains loose.
  6. Create a crater in the middle of the warm rice and add the onion and meat to warm without mixing with the rice until you can sense the fragrance of onion and warm meat.
  7. Fold rice gently and sprinkle pepper, salt and MSG to taste.
  8. Place your soy sauce in a spray bottle, spray small amounts and mix while keeping the rice over high heat.
  9. Chop your omelet into half inch squares and fold into mixture of rice keeping it on high heat for two extra minutes

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

IKEA Medium Meatball Plate $1.00

From September 18 to September 20 IKEA has a sale on their meatball plate which includes one side of mash potatoes or new potatoes Swedish sauce and Lingonberries. Our IKEA is located in Frisco.

Sara Lee $3.00 off 1 Coupon for Cold Cuts

This coupon should make for a free package of cold cuts when combined for a sale at Kroger or Tom Thumb. This one has a limit of 2 so go ahead and click the back button and refresh to maximize. You should hurry since high value coupons tend to be pretty limited.

Cold cuts freeze well. When storing in the freezer you should consider placing the package inside a freezer ziploc or wrapping with freezer paper to extend the shelf life.

$3.00/1 (IE) Sara Lee pre-sliced Meat, any - (
$3.00/1 (FF) Sara Lee pre-sliced Meat, any - (

expires Nov. 11th
thanks 30dollarweeklygrocerychallenge and krazycouponlady

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sears Coupon $10 off $10

Collin Creek Mall in Plano often has good clearance items.

Here's another hot coupon! Take this coupon to your nearest Sears store and use it to purchase any Junior Fashion item for $10 or less and you should get it free!

This PDF coupon does not expire until November 14, 2009.

Thanks, Mojo Savings! and Moneysavingmom

Pooch Pool Party

On Saturday September 19 from 1 PM to 4 PM. Dogs are $3.00. Unlimited human companions for free.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Free Sample of Dyna Pep Energy

Go here to request your free sample of Dyna pep energy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Buying Affordable Vegetables

If you live in the Northern Suburbs of Dallas you may find it challenging to find an assortment of fresh vegetables and fruit at an affordable price. When it comes to produce there is very little couponing to be done and there are never rebates. If you are new to the area here are a few recommendations that may prove useful:

  • Fiesta Supermarkets There is a Plano and a Carrollton location. I prefer the Carrollton location which is in the intersection of Beltline and Josey Lane.
  • Super H Mart This is a very large Korean supermarket with very affordable fish, veggies and fruit. They have a large variety of exotics at reasonable prices. Avoid Sundays due to overcrowding.
  • El Rancho This is a new addition to the hispanic themed supermarket. Great for staples such as tomatoes and onions.

Click HERE and enter your email in the bottom right corner- you will get a coupon for a FREE shaving kit from Art of Shaving stores valued at $25 and a $25 coupon toward a full size kit.
Keep in mind there are only a handful of Art of Shaving stores.

Their products are really good! My husband particularly likes the lavender fragrance shaving cream.

Not as smooth as some British brands, but certainly better than drugstore brands

Thank you Charlene at

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Free Pangea Organics Skin Discovery Kit

Go here to request your free Skin Discovery Care. This is a no strings attached no purchase needed offer from Allure. You can decline all the offerings and products which follow the request form and still receive the kit. Supplies are limited so move quickly!

Celebrating 9-9-09

Click HERE to check out and get 90% off with code NINETY at checkout!! This sale lasts 99 hours starting at 12am PST on 9/9. I think the better restaurants will sell out super fast at this price! Get a $25 gift certificate for $1!! (Make sure you read the fine print on the restaurants you choose, most require a $35 purchase before coupon but some require a $50 purchase).

This is a wonderful deal in the Dallas area. My very favorite is Bavarian Grill in Plano. The choices in this area are huge!

Thank you Myfrugaladventures

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Free Klondike ChocoTacos!

Walmart has the Klondike single Choco Tacos priced at $1. Pair this deal with the $1/1 coupon available here and snag these for FREE!

These type of deals make shopping with kids a whole lot easier too!:)

(Thanks, Jenna!) and hip2save!

Dove Shine Therapy Shampoo

Keep your eyes open for Dove Shine Therapy Shampoo and conditioner going on clearance for $1.29 at Walgreens. Buy both. If possible use two $1.00 coupons from Smart Source good for any Dove hair product. The final price will be 63 cents and it will generate a Catalina for $2.00 off the next Dove shampoo and conditioner purchase. roll the deal buy buying another set of two, and obtaining another Catalina for the same. Rinse & Repeat!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free $10 Mall Gift Card

If your local mall is managed by GGP, you can get a free $10 gift card! Just go here and enter your zipcode to see if there's a mall near you which is participating.

When you enter your email address, you'll receive a confirmation by email which you can print and redeem at your mall on specified dates in order to get a completely free $10 gift card.

I posted this offer earlier, but then pulled it because I wasn't sure whether there were strings attached as I couldn't test it out myself since we don't have a GGP-managed mall nearby. Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for posting that she did indeed receive her $10 mall gift card and it is valid on anything at the mall and does not require a minimum purchase. also thanks moneysavingmom

Monday, August 31, 2009

Free Betty C Potatoes!

Go here to snag a free sample of Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. The last time a similar sample was available from Betty Crocker, they were gone in a flash so I'd recommend jumping on this one if you're interested.Thanks, Coupon Dad! and moneysavingmom

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free Cheerios Cup at Target

Go here to print the Target coupon for General Mills cereal with a $1.00 value. The one cup servings of honey nut cheerios are $1.00. With the coupon you can get them for free!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Chik-Fil_A Free Sandwich

Hurry and head over here to sign up for a free Original Chicken Sandwich from Chick-fil-A. This offer is only available to the first 250,000 so hurry and grab your free sandwich coupon while it lasts!

Thanks, Tomorrow's Plight and Crystal

Free Almond Tin & Almonds

he first 50,000 people to go here and take a quick survey will get a free snack tin and almond snack pack from California Almonds.

Thanks, Tiffany! and Crystal

Friday, August 21, 2009

$20 coupon for Ann Taylor

Go here to print a coupon for $20 off your full price purchase at Ann Taylor. It is only good for full price items however you may find something cute in the accessories bin. Coupon good 8/21 and 8/22

Thursday, August 20, 2009

End of Summer Travel

I worked in the travel industry for a very long time. Hotwire continues to be my favorite to book obscure hotel reservations. Their geographical limits are very clear and their star ratings strict. I always select 3.5 star and above. If you are the type that enjoys freebies like free breakfast and free shuttle your best bets will be 3 star properties. Finally anytime you are shopping for travel try to enter the specific portal via ebates. This ensures a little extra profit for you while keeping the same low prices.

Happy Travels!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


On Saturday I went to Kroger to take advantage of the Doubles Mega Event. I arrived early along with many other couponers. In a country blessed with so much I was surprised to observe the following:

  1. There was urgency, even anxiety in the facial expressions of the majority of the shoppers.
  2. Courtesy was scarce and smiles non-existent both amongst shoppers and supermarket staff.
  3. Staff was overzealous in the manner in which they handled coupons.
  4. There was an increased participation of male solo shoppers with coupons as well as husbands assisting with the second cart.
As a family of two our needs for food in bulk are particularly small. I wholeheartedly believe I have a responsibility to be a good steward of our resources and stockpile when applicable with the vision of sound management but without loosing perspective that we are to trust God for the day and ask for our daily bread in confidence that he is a trustworthy provider. In looking at this huge pile of food I am compelled to prayerfully audit my attitude towards provision and consider the following:

  1. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and as such I must care for it and respect it. Excess in eating does not honor God. Even when I have plenty it is my duty to eat to nourish my body and not to satisfy my cravings.
  2. I have both the obligation and the privilege to share my blessings. Not the stuff that I like the least or the items of lesser quality or nutritional value. I must share it all reminding myself that I am to love my neighbor.
  3. God has blessed me with the resources, creativity and time to stockpile. I cannot allow myself to do it with a heart of fear for my future provision. Instead I must do it in trusting the King and giving thanks for the portion I receive daily.
  4. The total out of pocket of this shopping excursion represents 1.5 months household income for a family in Haiti.
  5. All that I have is not mine, it is entrusted to me and I will have to give account.
  6. I am reminded of the feeding of the 5,000. God can do much with little. God can do much in the place where I am. God does not find pleasure in waste instead he desires for us to optimize even the last crumbs of His blessings.
For those of you that are number focused my final results are as follows:

Out of Pocket $65.52
Total Coupon Savings $101.86
Bonus Coupon Match $69.48
Store Savings (sales) $34.63
Catalina $1.00
Total Items 104
Cost per item .63 cents

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bring Home The Bacon

By now you probably already visited Smithfield here to sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon for $3.00 off bacon. In addition to this coupon you can also go here to load your digital coupons on your store card (Kroger, Safeway, etc). Since digital coupons can be combined with printables you are looking at $3.75 off your bacon

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Free Fekkai Shampoo

I rarely pay anything for shampoo and am certainly not going to spend the $23 per bottle that Fekkai charges for their hair products!

But now I have the chance to score a bottle for FREE! On Thursday, September 17 ONLY (telling you early so you can mark your calendars!) you can go to participating Saks Fifth Avenue stores and turn in a full-size bottle of the shampoo you are using and receive a bottle of Fekkai shampoo in exchange!This is a great deal so dig out one of those free bottles you got from CVS and trade up!

Thank you Nicole's Nickles!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 15, Double Coupon Day at Kroger

Kroger will double any coupon between 40 cents to $1 on August 15. One like item per transaction.

Some good deals

Bertolli Skillet meals $5.99 use the coupon here to make it $3.99

Ozarka spring water 12 pack $2.50 use the coupon from 8/2 SS to make it 50 cents

Eggo Waffles $1.49, buy 2 and use the coupon from the Kellog's 8/2 back to school insert 50 cents each

Keebler Fudge Shop cookies $1.50 buy two and use the printable here to make them 50 cents each

Knorr side dishes are $1.00 use the coupon from SS 8/2 buy two final cost 50 cents each

Welchs squezable grape jelly is $1.99 use the printable here for a final price of 50 cents

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Almost Free Apples & Bananas & Target

Go here to print coupons for .50 off each pound of bananas and 1.00 each pound of non-organic apples at Target. In Dallas bananas are priced at 57 cents and apples are $1.00 per pound.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Burts Bees Acne Treatment Sample

Go here to request your sample. This sample will become active today August 10th!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

$55 Back To School Coupon Booklet

Go here to request a cool booklet with $55 in coupons from Nabisco brands!

Awesome Coupons & Samples From Unilever

These are in Spanish but have a higher value than the ones on the English sites go here to print your coupons and order your samples

John Morell Buy One Get One Free

John Morrell just came out with a new high value coupon for their Off The Bone Lunchmeat. Buy one Off The Bone Lunchmeat get one FREE (up to a $3.99 value)! Just go here and fill out the form to access this coupon.

I haven't had a chance to try this lunchmeat yet, but it sure does look tasty! It comes in 5 yummy flavors too: Oven Roasted Turkey, Golden Smoked Turkey, Smoked Ham, Honey Ham and Brown Sugar Ham!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free Murad 3-step regimen

Go here to request a free 3-Step Regimen Sampler from Murad.
Thank you MoneySavingMom

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Free Scope Outlast Mini Kit

Go here to request a free sample of Scope Outlast sample kit which includes Scope Outlast Rinse, Crest plus Scope Outlast Paste, and an Oral-B Floss Pick with Scope Outlast.

Free First Tuesday at the Dallas Museum of Art

Head to the Dallas Museum of Art today and enjoy a full schedule of free activities for the children and free admission

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jamba Juice BOGO

Print this Jamba Juice coupon, and you can get a free smoothie when you buy one. It expires 8/9/09.
Thank you Frugal Femina!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Free Screening of Julie & Julia on August 6 at Angelika

You may pickup your tickets at the customer service desk of Whole Foods on Preston and Forest. First come first serve.

Free Tank Top from Jc Penney

JCPenney is offering up a FREE tank top ($15 value) to the 1st 15,000! Yay! Just go here and add the FREE tank top to your bag, then proceed to checkout. You will need to either login or register. The best part--you will NOT need to enter your credit card info, even shipping is FREE!

Thank you hip2save