Monday, December 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Not while I am driving!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Walgreens: Deals for the week of December 21-27, 2008

The big news for this week is that on Monday, December 22, 2008 only you can get a free-after-Register-Rewards Conair Gel Grips Hair Dryer. (Buy one Conair Gel Grips Ionic Styler Dryer at $10, Get a $10 Register Rewards back!) Not only is the $10 price already half off the normal price of this hair dryer, but getting it free after Register Rewards?


Reach Crystal Clear Toothbrush--$0.99 after in-ad coupon
Buy two and use B1G1 coupon from the 10/12 Red insert
Then give in-ad coupon
Free plus $1 in overage after coupons

DeMet's Turtles 3.5 oz.--$0.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 11/16 Smartsource insert
Free plus possible overage after coupon

Chex Mix 8.75 oz.--$0.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 12/7 Smartsource insert or $0.60/1 internet printable
$0.39-$0.49 each after coupon


Buy 1 Gillette Fusion Phenom Power Razor at $9.99, Get $4 in Register Rewards
Use 4/1 coupon from 11/30 Procter & Gamble insert
$1.99 after coupon and Register Reward

Buy 4 Pepsi 12-packs at $3 each, Get $3 Register Rewards
Buy 4 Pepsi One 12-packs and use 4 $1/1 Pepsi One internet printable
Pay $6 for 4 12-packs after coupon and Register Reward


Buy 1 Bald Guyz Moisture Gel (4 oz.), or 16-pack Head Wipes at $5.99 each
Free after rebate (Limit 1)

CVS: Deals for the week of December 21-27, 2008

It's FREEBIE WEEK at CVS again. Well, at least for two days! Get ready to score some deals and rolls some ECBs!

TWO-DAY MEGA ECB SALE--Good December 21-22, 2008

Buy 1 Benefiber Drink Mix 16-ct. at $7.29, Get $7.29 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 from the 9/21, 10/19, or 11/16 SmartSource insert
Free plus $2 overage after ECBs

Buy 1 Excedrin Express Gels 20-ct. at $3.99, Get $3.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 printable here or $2/1 coupon from the 10/19 SmartSource insert
Submit for full product rebate from the 10/19 SmartSource insert
Free plus overage after coupon, rebate, and ECBs

Buy 1 Zantac 150 8-ct. at $4.99, Get $4.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 printable here or $1.50/1 or $1/1 from the 11/09 SmartSource insert
Send in for the $5 mail-in rebate from the 11/09 SmartSource insert
Free plus overage after coupon, rebate, and ECBs

Buy 1 L'Oreal HIP Metalic Eye Shadow Duos at $6.99, Get $6.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $2/1 or $1/1 from the 10/05 or 11/2 RedPlum insert
Free plus $1-$2 overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 ThermaCare Neck to Arm Heatwrap 1 ct. at $2.49, Get $2.49 ECBs (Limit 3)
Use $1.50/1 or $1/1 from the 11/30 P&G insert
Free plus $1-$1.50 overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Arm & Hammer Essentials Starter Kit at $2.99, Get $2.99 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 printable here or $1/1 coupon from the 12/14 SmartSource insert
Free plus $1 overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Listerine Antiseptic 16.9 oz. at $2.99, Get $2.99 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 from the CVS Diabetes book or $1/1 from the 09/28 RedPlum
Free plus $1 overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Right Guard Professional Solid 1.8 oz. or Aerosol 6 oz. at $6, Get $6 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $0.50/1 printable here (You'll need to register and entering "rightguard" in the code box to receive your coupon via email.)
Free plus $0.50 overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Nail Color at $5.99, Get $5.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $0.50/1 from the 9/28 SmartSource insert
Free plus $0.50 overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Sleepinal 32 ct. at $8.49, Get $8.49 ECBs (Limit 5)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Slimquick 2-pk. at $4.99, Get $5.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Zipfizz Energy 3-ct. at $5.99, Get $5.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Alteril Sleep Aid 30-ct. at $9.99, Get $9.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Halls Naturals 25-ct. at $2.59, Get $2.59 ECBs (Limit 1)

Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Iceland Health Joint Relief 60-ct. at $29.99, Get $29.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 EAS AdvantEdge bar 2.11 oz. at $1.69, Get $1.69 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 EAS AdvantEdge shake 4-pk. at $7.49, Get $7.49 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

The deals for the rest of the week at CVS looked pretty non-existent to me. If you found something worth mentioning, please leave a comment and let us know!


Buy 3 Pro Max Bars at $1.66 each, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 from the 10/26 SmartSource insert
Free plus $3 overage after coupons and ECBs

Buy 1 Complete Eye Solution at $8.99, Get $8.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 printable here or $1/1 from the 10/26 RedPlum insert
Free plus $1-$2 overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Rolaids Soft Chews (12-42 ct.) or 3-roll package at $2.19-$2.99 (price varies), Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 09/14 SmartSource or the 10/05 RedPlum inserts
Free plus possible overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Theraflu at $6.59, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $2/1 from the 10/19 SmartSource insert or $2/1 printable here
Spend $4.59 out of pocket, Get $2 ECBs back and then send in for full mail-in rebate from the 10/19 SmartSource insert
Free plus overage after coupon, ECBs, and mail-in rebate

Buy 1 3-piece Bodi Heat at $3.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 peelies (if you can find them on the products--check the expiration date as some of the coupons are reportedly expired)
Free after peelie and ECBs

Buy 1 Brut deodorant $3.49, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 from the December All You Magazine or $1/1 from the 9/21 SmartSource insert
$0.49 each after coupon and ECBs

See all December ECBs deals with ad scans and coupon match-ups here.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hope From God

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. - 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13

I need this verse pasted on my forehead. This verse has such hope and promise in it. I read it and I believe it , but when it comes down to the fire fight, I forget and start to worry and fret and get great anxiety.

I think we all are this way, that is why we have to commit these verses to our hearts and minds to recall them in one of our many lifes battles.

When we go to battle each day, we need our sword and the sword is The Word of God.

When you are in the heat of the battle, commit this verse to your heart and mind and recall it, claim it and satan run away crying like a baby...

God Bless

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Girls Night Out=Many Yummy Cookies

A great way to have a girls night out and not feel guilty about doing it is to have a Cookie Exchange. This is great get to spend time with you friends and come home with a load of different beautiful cookies...This is a time saver.

Here's how to have a Cookie Exchange with your friends, family, neighbors, church or community group!

* Invite 8 friends

* Everyone make 8 dozen cookies to exchange.

* Ask everyone to bake their family's favorite cookie and try to make sure there will be no duplicated recipes for the Cookie Exchange. The more variety you have the more fun it will be!

* Cookies to be exchanged should be wrapped well; placed either on plastic plates with saran wrap or in inexpensive disposable containers that are airtight.

* Attaching a copy of the cookie recipe with each dozen is always a nice touch, be sure everyone includes their name and any information about where the recipe is from, how it originated or at least a few words about how much their family enjoys the cookies.

* During the Cookie Exchange serve warm beverages such as coffee, hot cocoa, hot apple cider or herbal teas in pretty cups.

And most of all, enjoy this fun time with your friends! Thas What Works For Me!
Here are two really great sites that have loads of information and helps for pulling off a successful Cookie Exchange.

Cookie Exchange Video from Taste of Home

Below are a few demonstration Videos on making cookies.

Santa Cookie Demonstration Video from Taste of Home

How to Ship your homemade cookies Video from Taste of Home

This is such a wonderful way to spend time with friends, get new recipies and come home with a variety of baked goodies.

That's what works for me! For more ideas, visit Rocks in my Dryer.

McCafe: Free specialty coffee

Go here and type in your zip code and if you're nearby to a McCafe, you can print a coupon for a free specialty coffee.

Free mini-trial of the Entertainment Book

Go here and type in your zip code and you can choose three different coupons from your local Entertainment Book to print out and use--without paying a dime!

Wordless Wednesday

Naughty or Nice?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Now There is Cooking & Baking & Cleaning & Shopping.......

I feel as if I am naming off Santa's Reindeer and there is no end.

With my oldest daughter off from college yesterday and off from work...we decided to finally get the tree up. They did it all with a little directions ( unwanted as it may be ) from mom.

They did an awesome job. The tree was loaned to us from a dear, sweet, friend from church and it is the most beautiful tree I have ever had in my house. It looks so real....It is really big and we moved the room around to make it fit....Only problem is, if anyone comes to the front door....we can't get it open....OH NO!

We don't have a chimney will Santa get in....OH MY! Another dilema!

While the girls put up the tree, I was off to the kitchen to make up a batch of sugar cookie dough to use in our homeschool party. We baked and decorated the sugar cookies of all shapes and then we split up and delivered them to many deserving folks in our community...I hope they all have health
It was a fun day and as soon as we got home the bad weather came in and we were safe and sound and snug in our home....It was a good time.

Today, we have ice everywhere and I am going to do some more baking while there girls clean. My youngest is finishing up her school work for the day first and nursing a cold she woke up with...yuck.
I have and will have several posts having to do with Christmas Baking, Cookie Exchange Parties and such topics. Come back and get some great Cookie Recipies. Better Yet Subscribe to the feed and get the post daily.

I hope your day is fruitful and you are warm and snug in your home. God Bless!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Walgreens Deals: 12/14-12/20


Progresso Soup 99 cents after in-ad coupon

Use $1.10 off one internet printable

FREE plus 11 cents in overage after coupon

Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$3

Use $1 off two coupon from 11/16 Red Plum insert

Pay $1 each after coupon

Coffee Mate Creamer on sale Buy one get one or 2/$2.49

Use $1/1 internet printable coupon

Pay $0.49 for two after coupons

DeMet Chocolate Turtles $0.99

Use $1.50/1 coupon from 11/16 SmartSource inserts

FREE plus $0.51 in overage after coupon

Russell Stover private Reserve Luminary 6.75 oz $4.99

Use $1/1 coupon from 12/14 inserts

Submit for rebate #53:

Get $10 back when you buy selected Russell Stovers ProductsFREE plus $2 in overage after coupons and rebate


Oral B Zooth Toothbrushes 2/$4

Get $2 in Register rewards when you buy two

Use $1 off two manufacturer coupon from 11/30 Procter & Gamble insert

Use $1/1 Walgreens coupon in Walgreens Coloring Book

FREE plus $1 in overage after coupons and register rewards

Listerine Vibrant White Rinse (16 oz, with free 8 oz attached) 2/$11

Get $5 in Register rewards when you buy two

Use $1.50/1 internet printable

Pay $3 for two bottles with bonus after coupons and register rewards

Special Ad 12/17-12/20

Coke 12 packs are on sale 3/$11

Get is $2 in Register Rewards when you buy three

Capri Sun, Oscar Meyer Bacon, Triscuits, Wheat Thins or Ritz Cracker on sale 2/$6

Kraft American Singles, Oscar Meyer Cooked Ham or Shaved Turkey on sale 2/$5

Vitamin Water, Evian Water, Fuze or Powerade on sale 5/$5

Spend $15, get $5 RR

Crest Prohealth or Extra Whitening 2/$3

Use 1/1 coupon from 11/30 P&G insert

Pay $0.50 each after coupon

Rite Aid Deals 12/14-12/20

Rite Aid for the week of 12/14-12/20.

There are a lot of candy deals this week and Holiday Gift Sets on Sale, so be sure to pick up a flyer this week!!

Promotion #1:Buy $25 of Hershey’s Candy & get a $5 Single Check Rebate.

Promotion #2:Shop now thru 12/24 and earn up to $20 back in a Rite Aid gift Certificate.

See store brochure for more details.

Selected DVDs on sale $3.99Use with $3.99 SCR= Free

Renuzit tri-scents starter kit $7.99

Use $2 MQ (11/9 SS)

Combine with $5 SCR= $.99

Olay 2 Pk Bar Soap $3.19

Use $2 RA in ad CouponUse

$1 MQ (11/30 P&G)= $.19

M&M’s Holiday Bagged Candies 2/$4

Use $1 SCR= 2/$3

Irish Spring 3 pk Bar Soap or SoftSoap Liquid Hand Soap $1.49

Robitussin or Dimetapp Cough Syrup B1G1F

Select Halls Cough Drops B1G1F with In Ad Coupon

Loreal Vive Shampoo $2.99

Garnier Fructis Shampoo/Conditioner 2/$6

Digital Picture Christmas Ornament $14.99

San Disk Memory Cards $19.99

Use $5 SCR= $14.99

Rite Aid Trash Bags B1G1F

Blistex $.99

B1G1F:Russel Stover Chocolates

Whitman’s Sampler or

Collector TinLindt Petits Desserts Ghiradelli Squares

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bath & Body Works: New Printable & Deal

Print this coupon to get a Free 6inch Little Lambie w/ ANY Purchase In Store! These little lambs are sooo cute and soft!

Saturday Only (12/13):

Get a Free Signature Collection Deluxe Sampler w/any $40 in store purchase (a $20 Value). If you have any $10 off Coupons, you’ll be able to get some great bargains & gifts

Walgreen’s Deals: Week of 12/14-12/20

Russell Stover Private Reserve Luminary $4.99

Buy 2
Use $10 Rebate WYB 2
= Free after Rebate!

Select General Mills Cereals $1.99:
Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cheerios, Golden Grahams, Lucky Charms

Quaker Quik Oats $2.49

Use $1/2 MQ ( 11/16 RP)
= $1.49

Kraft Mac & Cheese $.69

Ajax Dish Detergent $.79 w/in ad couponUse $.20 MQ (11/16 SS)
= $.59

Almay Makeup B1G1F

Use $1 MQ (10/12SS or 12/14 SS)
= Price Will Vary

Oral-B Stages Kid Dental Products 2/$4, Get $2 RR

Use $1/2 MQ (11/30 P&G)
= 2/$1 after RR & MQ

Select Colgate Dental Care (toothpaste and Wave toothbrush) $.99 w/ in ad coupon

Use $.75 MQ
= $.24 (limit is 3)

Coffeemate Creamer B1G1F w/ in ad couponUse (2) $1 printables = 2/$.49

Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$3

Use $1/2 (11/16 RP)
= $2/$2

NyQuil $4.49
Use $1.50 MQ (11/30 PG)
= $2.99

Listerine Smart Rinse , Agent Cool Blue 2/$9, Get $4.50 RR WYB 2

Use (2) $1 printables
= 2/$2.50 after RR & MQ

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Walgreens 4 Day Sale 12/10-12/13

Arm and Hammer Detergent $6.99
$1.99 with in ad coupon
Use $1/1 Printable HERE= $.99

Buy 4 bottles to equal $25 before coupons
Use (4) Printables & In ad Coupon= $3.96
and Get $5 in RR! Free laundry detergent!!

Hershey’s Select Holiday Candy 4/$10 Combine w/ $5 ESR= 4/$5

Sure Deodorant $2.50Use $1.50/1Coupon in ES Catalog
Combine w/$1 Printable HERE= Free

B1G1F Russell Stover Chocolates w/ in ad coupon = 2/$8.99

B1G1F Nestle Maxx Ice Cream @ $2.99 w/ in ad coupon = 2/$2.99

Spend $15 or more on these items and get $5 in RR:

2 liter Pepsi products
4/$56 pk gatorade $4

Tropican OJ 2/$6
4 pk Starbucks or Amp Eenergy Drink $6
Aquafina Live or Sobe Life Water $1

2009 Entertainment Book $25:
Use $10 off In Ad Q= $15 and get $5 RR!!
Pay only $10 after RR & Coupon!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rite Aid 12/7-12/13

LOTS of great deals at Rite Aid this week!

Don’t forget that all of these deals can be paired with the Gift of Savings deal for even more savings.
Simply shop at Rite Aid between 11/16/08 - 12/24/08, and you can earn cash back on almost ANY purchase (limit 1)!
See the Rite Aid website for full details.
Spend $25-$50, get $5 cash back
Spend $51-$99, get $10 cash back
Spend $100 or more, get $20 cash back
Register on the Rite Aid website to receive a $5/$25 coupon (exp. 12/31/08) plus more for additional savings!

Single Check Rebate Deals

::BUY (3) Duracell Batteries at $6.99,
GET $10 SCR::$1/1
Rite Aid in-ad coupon$0.75/1
Duracell CopperTop, PowerPix, Ultra Digital, or UltraPhoto Lithium Batteries, exp. 12-31-08 (P&G 11/30/08)3/$5.72 after coupons and SCR!

::BUY Febreeze Candle or Noticeables at $5.99,
GET $2 SCR::$3.99 after SCR!

::BUY Maybelline Lip Products at $6, GET $2 SCR::
$4/1 Maybelline Lip Product (12/7/08 insert – regional)
FREE after coupon!

::BUY Duck Packaging Tape at $1.99,
GET $1.50 SCR::$0.49 after SCR!

::BUY Almay Foundation, Powder, Concealer, or Blush,
GET $5 SCR::
$1/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp. 12-31-08 (SS 9/14/08)
$1/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp. 1-31-09 (SS 10/12/08)
$1.99 after coupon and SCR!

::BUY NyQuil or DayQuil at $4.99,
GET $1 SCR::
$1.50/1 NyQuil or DayQuil, exp. 12-31-08 (P&G 11/30/08)
$2.49 after coupon and SCR!Other Deals

Lifesavers, $1
$1/1 LIfesavers (SS 10/19/08)
Free after coupon!

Purina Dog, Cat, Kitten, or Puppy Chow, $3.99
Free after coupon!

St. Ives Small Lotion, $0.99
$1/1 off in-ad coupon
FREE after coupon!

Suave Shampoo or Conditioner, $0.99
$1/2 Suave Hair Care Product, exp. 2-8-09 (V 11/16/08)
$0.50 each. after coupon!

See the Rite Aid website for additional details on the Single Check Rebates program.
Need a prescription filled? Use this coupon for a $30 Gift Card with any transferred prescription!

CVS Deals 12/7-12/13

Powerade 32 oz. select varieties $1.59Get $1.59 ecb Limit 1Final Price: FREE

Spend $25.00 and get $5 ecbs on huggies products limit 1Jumbo pk. diapers or pull ups (excludes overnights) $10.00
Huggies wipes or wash $3.00
Use $1 off Huggies Diapers or $2 off printable coupon
Final Price: varies

Hersheys Candy Spend $20 get $10 ecbs limit 1

--Hersheys bliss 2/$6--Hersheys holiday miniatures,kisses,hugs or nuggets 8-12 oz. 2/$4--Hersheys holiday check out candy 2/$1-Use $2.50 off 2 Hershey's Bliss Chocolates, Reese's Clusters

Buy (6) Hersheys Bliss bags = $18
Buy (4) Holiday Candy's = $2
Sub-Total = $20
Use (3) 2.50 off coupons
Total: 12.50,
Get back $10 ECBs
Final Price 2.50!

Buy $15 worth of Duracell Batteries,
Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)(good deal if you can find the $5/2 coupons in your CVS store!!)

Buy One Visine at $3.99, Get One 50% Off
Use two $3/1 coupons from the August All You magazine
Final Price: FREE

Johnson & Johnson "trial" sized First Aid Kits are $0.99
$1/1 J&J coupons from CVS Diabetes book
Final Price: FREE!

(Monthly deals)

Buy 3 Pro Max Bars at $1.66 each,
Get $5 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 from a recent insert
Final Price: Free plus $3 overage after coupons and ECBs

Complete Eye Solution at $8.99,
Get $8.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 from recent insertFinal Price:
Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Rolaids Soft Chews (12-42 ct.) or 3-roll package at $2.19-$2.99,
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 coupon
Final Price: Free plus possible overage

FREE Maybelline Lip products!!!!
Time to stock up! :)On Sale BOGO (prices starting at 4.63)
There is a $4 off coupon in the 12/7 paper
Buy 2 and get both for free!! :)
Final Price: FREE plus $3+ overage if you buy 2 @ 4.63

Walgreens Deals 12/7-12/13

EasySaver Rebates
Bald Guyz Moisture Gel, 4oz or Head wipes, 16pk $5.99-$5.99 EasySaver Rebate #1=FREE

Scotch Magic or gift wrap tape 2/$2-$2 EasySaver Rebate #35-two $1 coupons from 11/23SS (not sure if these will work)=FREE plus a $2 profit if the coupons work!

Hershey Holiday Candy 4/$10-$1.50/3 coupon from 11/16SS-$5 EasySaver Rebate #33=4 bags for $3.50!

Register Reward Deals

Gillette Fusion Power or Manual Gift set $12.99=$3RR + Use $4 coupon from 11/30PG=$5.99(really nice gift set for that price!)
Purchase 3 Sudafed PE for $3.99 each for a total of $11.97=$5RR + Use 3 $1.50 off coupons from 10/5RP=$2.47 for 3 boxes or only .82 per box!

Robitussin is on sale for $3.99-Purchase 2=$2RR or Purchase 3=$5RR + Use three $3 off coupons from here= $2.97 out of pocket plus get back a $5RR... so really FREE plus a $2+ profit!

Other great deals
Angel soft toilet paper 12pk $2.99 with in ad coupon-.50 off coupon from 10/12RP=$2.49

Halls Cough drops $1.39 with in ad coupon-.50 off coupon from 10/26 and 12/7SS=.89

Aquafresh White Trays $10 off with in ad coupon-$7 off coupon from here or $5 off from 10/5SS=?

Dove soap bar is .99 with in ad coupon-$1 off Dove face care coupon (soap is used on your face!) from 11/2RP=FREE!

Reynolds foil 2o sq.ft .99 with in ad coupon-$1 off coupon from 11/16SS or coupon booklet found in grocery stores=FREE!

L'oreal LipColour buy one get one free-$2 coupon from 10/5RP=? Look for the clearance lip items. I think they will ring up bogo still!

Maybelline cosmetics buy one get one free- Purchase two Mineral Power products and use two $3 coupon from 10/26RP=2 really inexpensive cosmetic items or purchase 2 lip products for under $8 each-two $4 off coupons from 12/7RP=FREE plus a possible moneymaker!

Schick Intuition plus or Quattro Razors $6.99-$3 Walgreen's EasySaver coupon-$2 coupon from 12/7SS or here=$1.99!

Lots of .39 items after in ad coupons. These will be great fillers to help with the coupon to item ratio.

Select Kellogg's cereal on sale for $1.99-$1 coupon from 11/9RP or from here=.99!

Theraflu $3.99-$2 coupon from 10/19SS=$1.99 plus submit for the rebate up to $6.99 from 10/19SS!

Free Maybelline Lip Products!!

Stock up on FREE Maybelline Lip Products at CVS, Walgreen's and Rite Aid starting tomorrow (Dec.7th)! Their is a high value $4 off Maybelline lip coupon that will be available in this coming weeks Red Plum insert.

Maybelline cosmetics buy one get one free
Purchase 2 lip products priced at $8 or less each
Use two $4 off coupon from 12/7RP=
FREE plus a moneymaker if you purchase products for less then $8!

Maybelline Lip products buy one get one free, prices starting at $4.63
Purchase 2 lip items priced at $4.63 each for a total of $9.26
Buy one get one free sale brings your total to $4.63
Use two $4 off coupons from 12/7RP=
FREE plus a $3+ Moneymaker!

Rite Aid
All Maybelline Lip Stick on sale for $6
Use $4 off coupon from 12/7RP
Submit for the $4 Single Check Rebate=
FREE plus a $2 moneymaker!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Community Service and a little Bragging for a Homeschool Mom!

This semester my oldest daughter, Rebecca took a communications class. I thought that it was mostly going to be on how to speak in public. I was wrong for sure.

The class took part in a community service project at a local park and boy did they work hard.

Part of the assignment was to report on the project and my daughter choose to report by blogging on the progress of the project.

She did a good job. Of course I would think so ...She's mine....:)

I wanted to share it with you...brag a little

Click here to visit her blog

Also the College newspaper picked up and reported on the blog...I am still bragging, bear with me. Go here to see the article

She came home today and said that the Nashville Tenneasean had also picked up the article. I have not found it yet....but its out there and my chest is
No, seriously these kids worked really hard and got down and dirty during this project...I am prould of all of them and here is a cyber pat on the back.
Good Job!

25 copies of The Christmas Box for Free-You pay only Shipping!

Through Saturday, December 6, 2008, you can get a box of 25 copies of The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans for just the cost of shipping and handling--$15!

Go here for more details.

I think it would make a beautiful Christmas gift of encouragement to others--especially as it serves as a reminder of what is really most important in life.

Walgreens: Free Russell Stover's chocolate luminary (through Saturday, December 6, 2008)

Walgreens has Russell Stover's Private Reserve Luminary Boxes (6.7 oz.) on sale for $4.99 through Saturday, December 6, 2008. Buy two of these and they qualify for a $10 EasySaver rebate (rebate offer #53) and they are completely free after rebate!

And if you have the Buy 2, Get 1 Free coupon from the 08/17 SmartSource insert, you can not only get two free after rebate, but you also get a third one free with the coupon.
Wouldn't these make a great gift for someone for Christmas?

Bath and Body Works: Free lip product with any purchase (through December 7, 2008)

Go here to print your coupon for a free lip product (up to $12) with any purchase at Bath and Body Works. This coupon is only good through December 7, 2008 but it's a great coupon since you can purchase anything in the store (even a $1 clearance item!) and get a free lip product!

Also, it seems you can stack coupons at Bath and Body Works. If that is the case (anyone tried it?), you may also be able to get a free 2 oz. Signature Collection lotion with this coupon in addition to the lip product.

Plus, if you are going to be spending $10 and your store allows you to stack coupons, you can also get a free item (up to $13) with this coupon in addition to lip product and free lotion.
I'd love to hear if you are able to use the 3 coupons above in conjunction with one another. So let us know how it goes if you try it. It might be a great way to get some very inexpensive Christmas presents!

Happy Shopping

Free Christmas Fun From Ms. Cheap!

The Nashville Tennessean has a wonderfully informative article by Ms. Cheap listing all the FREE activities locally that will make you Christmas Cheerier and Cheap.
Click on this link to go straight to the article.

Here are a few fun things on Ms. Cheaps list:

DEC. 5-7: The Metro Parks Youth Ballet Mini-Nutcracker will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5, at 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, and at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Davis Auditorium at the Harpeth Hall School. Tickets for Friday/Saturday are $6 or $4 for ages 12 and under. On Sunday, it's $10 for all ages and includes a reception. 862-8439

DEC. 6: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosts a 2 p.m. Blair School of Music Children's Suzuki Violin and Cello performance. 244-3340 or

DEC. 6: The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St. in Murfreesboro, has an open house 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It's cooking, crafts and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Clause, and even a Grinch appearance. 890-2300 or

DEC. 6: Young Chefs Academy, a cooking school for kids, at 99 Seaboard Lane in Franklin, is having a hands-on open house teaching family-friendly recipes and kitchens skills 2-5 p.m. It's free if you bring canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Ages 3 and up can create some good holiday treats. 371-5151 or

DEC. 6: Mansker's Yule Fest, is an 18th-century Christmas celebration at Mansker's Station and the Bowen Plantation House in Moss Wright Park in Goodlettsville. It's 6-9 p.m. with music, dance, storytelling and refreshments. 859-3678

DEC. 8: Music City Bronze handbell ensemble has a holiday concert at 7 p.m. at Westland United Methodist Church, 110 Dawson Lane in Lebanon. The ensemble's other upcoming concerts are: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cathedral of the Incarnation at 2015 West End Ave., and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Andrew Price United Methodist Church at 2846 Lebanon Pike.

DEC. 9: The Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra will play a program of "fanfare and fate'' at 7 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church at 3701 Hillsboro Road.

DEC. 11: The Parthenon Recorder Concert of seasonal music from around the world will be 6-7 p.m. at the Parthenon in Centennial Park. 862-8431.

DEC. 11: The Tennessee State University Poinsettia open house, featuring 49 varieties of poinsettias, will be 9 a.m.–4 p.m. in the greenhouse on the main campus farm on Ed Temple Boulevard. Fill out a poinsettias survey and they'll give you a small one. 963-5320

DEC. 11: First Tennessee hosts Free Day at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. 244-3340 or

This is just a small sampling of all the fun things to do Ms. Cheap has listed.
Be sure to go here to see the whole list.

If you live in an area other than Nashville Tennessee, so a search in you local area newspaper. I have seen Ms. Cheap in other cities in the US. There may be an article in your local paper.

Google Search: Ms. Cheap's 2008 Christmas Guide

Never, Ever Pay Full Retail for Anything!

Something my mom always taughtme from the beginning of time....Never, ever pay full retail!
This is truly a mindset. It is so hard to see all the nice new things that come out each season and not "WANT" it all.
But here is what my mom taught me:

When all the new things come....we would go "wish" shopping.
we would go and look at everything, the new fashions and decide what we liked and what we didn't, try on and really got a feel for what we truly comes the tricky part.
We would walk out and leave all of it at the store.

No impulse buying here. lol
Then when the stores started their sales. We would guessed it............stay

Then when the stores would have a really good sale, like the one I went to yesterday...90% off.
We would go and buy.

Now the downside is there was not always what we picked out the first day. But we did always do well. I was always clothed very well.

My dad still does this to this day. He visits the big department stores in our area and chooses what he will want when the sales get good. Usually he will buy when the item is 50% off and take another 50% off.....He is frugal too!

The key here is to always buy at the end of the season for the next year. Those of you who have small will get good at guessing growth rate of your can be done.

My girls always were a year behind the styles...
If there was an item that came out that was very trendy and I knew would only last for one season...If it was something they really wanted......Then it might become a Christmas Present.

You get the basic impulse buying.........wait for end of season!
You will save thousands of dollars using this method.

The cool thing is, after a year or so, you realize that you are learning the sales patterns of your favorite stores and you know how long to hold out for that favorite item.
Best Shopping!

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Awesome Free Paper Dolls: Good Cheap Fun!

Do you remember the original Betsy McCall paper doll series. For those who may be old enough to remember (!), beginning in 1951, McCalls magazine used to put out a page in their magazine with the Betsy McCall paper doll series for young girls to cut out. Each issue had new outfits and new things to add to this collection.
This whole series is now available to freely download here. I think they go back to 1951, and some of the pages are adorable. You actually have access to each and every page of the Betsy McCall series, I wanted to pass it along if you have a young daughter!
Yes, it will take paper and ink to print, but it's a pretty inexpensive activity you and your daughters could do together.And by the way, if you get tired of the Betsy McCall dolls and want to print out other paper dolls, just do a quick Google search and you'll find more free paper dolls to download then your daughter could probably ever have time to cut out and play with in her lifetime!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Family After Thanksgiving Meal!

A Few of My Favorite Things: A Free Pedicure

Several Months ago Herbal Essences had a promotion, if you bought two of the specially marked bottles of their shampoo or conditioner you could send off for a free manicure or pedicure. I gladly purchased some and sent off for mine.

I finally got all my ducks lined up and went to the wonderful spa in a adjoining town. It was wonderful. I was in heaven. What a nice thing. Of course this offer is not available now but in the future....there will be other offers and I will try to keep you informed. This spa pedicure would have cost me $40.00....WOW!

Here is the final results...nice huh? I love my toes to feel pretty.
And this my friends....Works for ME!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Traveling On Holidays:Thanksgiving Tale

We have not in the past traveled much on Holiday. In fact, we have never been on the road after a Holiday...At least not that I can remember.

For this reason, we did not realize that everyone and their brother, mother, sister, dog, cat and iguana was on the road trying to get home from Grandma's house. Goodness gracious! We left around noon on Sunday for an 8 hour trip. With the time change, that would have put us home by 8:00 with all our stops. Well...................

We had Snow, Ice, Rain, Thunder Storms, and TRAFFIC! Oh my did we have TRAFFIC!!

After all was said and took us 12 hours to get home...But-with God's protection we got home safe and sound.
Praise God!

I assume there are some other travel tips I should learn from this experience...I will am not really sure what they are. Below are some links that have some travel tips....

All It Needs Is a Fresh Coat Of Paint, Right? Right!

I really am not an experienced painter. So where else to try my hand at it...but the closet... Who in their right mind would look in my closet and examine the painting I get brave and paint. I was scary and my husband wasn't even home to coach me.

It actually turned out okay. My dear husband will have to go back and fix a few mistakes. But like I said , who is gona be examining my closet....If they stick their head in to examine my closet I'll just kick them in and close the door...ha!

Here is the final product...Now just to find where we put the shelves and put them in. Now where did I put those shelves? Oh my....where are they....

More progress later.

Walgreens Deals-11/30-12/06

Walgreens: Deals for the week of November 30-December 6, 2008 (plus $5/$25 coupon good for Mon. and Tues. only!)

**There's a new $5/$25 coupon out for Walgreens that is only good today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday, December 1-2, 2008). Print yours

Weekly Deals:

Bic Soleil Razors (shimmer or regular) or Cartridge 4-pk--on sale B1G1 (2 for $6.99--unadvertised deal)
Use 2 $3/1 from the 11/02 SmartSource insert$0.99 for two after coupons

Glade Wisp Flameless Candle--$3.99
Use $3/1 from 11/2 SmartSource insert$0.99 each after coupon

All Free & Clear 2x Detergent (12 loads)--$1.79 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1
printable coupon $0.79 per bottle after coupon REGISTER REWARD DEALSBuy 2

Reach Ultra Clean Dental Care (on sale 2/$6), Get $6 Register Rewards
Use B1G1 coupon from 10/12 RedPlum Insert
Free plus $3 overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste at $2.99, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use 1/1 from 11/02 SmartSource insert
Free after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 3 Excedrin Express Gels (40-ct.) at $5 each, Get $8 Register RewardsUse 3 $2/1
printable coupons$1 for three after coupons and Register Rewards


Buy 1 Bald Guyz Moisture Gel (4 oz.), or 16-pack Head Wipes at $5.99 eachFree after rebate (Limit 1)

KMart Double Coupons--Great Deals

To minimize the hassle is to give your coupon as your item as scanned as opposed to giving all your coupons at the end. It will also help you to know if your coupons doubled correctly.
Sign up for Kmart’s Email alerts and receive a $5/$50 coupon in your email. (Note: These do expire pretty quickly so sign up wisely!)

Super Double Deals - Doubles up to $2 Face Value:

Gillette Body Wash $3.99- $2/1 any Gillette Body Wash (11-30 PG) doubles to $4Final Price: FREE

Kotex Light Days Pantiliners $1.29 (cheapest one)- .75/1 Kotex (11-9 S) doubles only to amount of item at $1.29Final Price: FREE

Endust Cleaning Product $3.99- $2/1 Endust (9-7 RP, 11-9 RP) doubles only to amount of item at $1.99Final Price: FREE

Glade Aerosal (buy 2 for coupon) 97¢- $1/2 (11-2 S) doubles to $1.94Final Price: FREE

Reach Ultra Clean Floss $1.99- $1/1 (10-12 RP) doubles to $1.99Final Price: FREE

Zantac $7.99 (not sure on price) - $1.50/1 (11-9 RP) & $5 Mail in Rebate 11-9 - doubles to $3Final Price: FREE w/overage after Mail in Rebate

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $1 doubles to .80Final Price: 20¢ **Buy 5 in any one transaction and get $1 off at checkout - Mix & Match

Renu Multipurpose Travel Contact Lens rinse $3.29- $1.50/1 (coupon found in a previous package) doubles to $3Final Price: 29¢

Vaseline Lotion $3.29- $1.50/1 Vaseline Lotion 200 ml or larger except Renewal or Glow (11-16 RP) doubles to $3Final Price: 29¢

Halls Cough Drops 20 ct. or larger $1.33- .50/1 (10-26 S) doubles to $1Final Price: 33¢

Hershey Kisses $2.33- $1/1 (11-9 S) doubles to $2Final Price: 33¢

Zest 3 Bar $2.39- $1/1 any Zest Bar Bundle to wash (10-12 PG) EXPIRES 11-30 doubles to $2Final Price: 39¢

Kotex Light Days Pantiliners $3.49 - $1.50 any one Kotex Product (coupon found in Kotex Samples from Walgreens or Walmart) doubles to $3Final Price: 49¢

Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release (Smallest ct.) $4.49- $2/1 (9-14 RP or 11-9 RP) doubles to $4Final Price: 49¢

Tylenol PM (Smallest ct.) $4.49- $2/1 (9-7 RP) doubles to $4Final Price: 49¢

Kellogg’s Cereals 4/$10 (Select Varieties 9-20 oz.) - $1/1 (11-9 RP) Final Price: 50¢

Carnation Evaporated Milk $1 (buy 2 for coupon)- .50/2 (11-2 RP, 9-14 RP) doubles to $1Final Price: 50¢/each

Betty Crocker Frosting $1.50- .50/1 (10-19 S or 11-16 S) doubles to $1Final Price: 50¢ **Buy 5 in any one transaction and get $1 off at checkout - Mix & Match

Oust Air & Surface Sanitizer $3.50- $1.50/1 (10-26 S) doubles to $3Final Price: 50¢

Brut Deodorant $2.59- $1/1 from All You Magazine doubles to $2Final Price: 59¢

Dove Shampoo or Conditioner 12 oz. $3.79 or Dove Hairspray- $1.50/1 Dove Hair Care 12 oz. (10-12 RP) doubles to $3 - there is also a $1.50/1 home mailer coupon!!!Final Price: 79¢

Vaseline Lotion $3.29- $1.25/1 Vaseline Lotion 200 ml or larger except Renewal or Glow (10-26 RP) doubles to $2.50Final Price: 79¢

Campbells Spaghettios $1.19 (buy 2 for coupon)- .40/2 (9-21 S) doubles to .80Final Price: 79¢

Huggies Baby Product $3.79- $1.50/1 (home mailer coupon) doubles to $3Final Price: 79¢

KY Warming Relief 1 oz. (smallest size) $4.79- $2/1 (10-26 RP or 6-22 S) doubles to $4Final Price: 79¢

Gillette Mach3 Custom Plus3 4 ct. Razors $4.99- $2/1 (11-2 PG) EXPIRES 11-30 doubles to $4Final Price: 99¢

Reynolds Aluminum Foil $2.99- $1/1 (11-16 S) doubles to $2Final Price: 99¢

Ziplock Steamers $2.99- $1/1 (home mailer) doubles to $2Final Price: 99¢

Jergen’s Lotion $3- $1/1 (10-12 S) doubles to $2Final Price: $1

Poptarts $2.19 (buy 2 for coupon)- $1/2 (11-9 RP, 10-12 RP) doubles to 2Final Price: $1.19/each

Resolve Carpet Cleaner $4.50- $1.25/1 (11-9 S) doubles to $2.50Final Price: $2

Olay 4 Bar Pack $4- $1/1 any Olay Body Wash, Bar Pack, or In Shower Body Lotion (11-30 PG) doubles to $2Final Price: $2

Dayquil Liquid $5.49- $1.50/1 (11-30 PG) doubles to $3Final Price: $2.49

Downey Fabric Softener (on sale) 3/$9- .75/1 (11-23 S) doubles to $1.50Final Price: $2.99

Chinet Casuals $3.49- .75/1 (11-23 S) doubles to $1.50Final Price: $2.99

Downy Liquid Fabric Softener 3/$9 **Buy (3), Get $5 off your next transaction. Final Price: 3/$4

Tide $8.99- $1/1 (11-30 PG) doubles to $2Final Price: $6.99

Here’s a few rules:
Coupon doubling cannot exceed price of item.

No cash or instore credit awarded for any amt. exceeding retail price of item.

Limit 1 coupon per item.

Only 1 coupon doubled per item.

Can only purchase 4 of the same items using double coupons.

Excludes Buy 1 Get 1 Free Offers.

Does not apply to sales tax.

Limit 75 coupons per customer per day.

Internet coupons or copied manufacturer coupons not valid.

Excludes items limited by law - including alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medication.

Not valid on non-merchandise, federal or state regulated items, prior purchases, Land’s End,

Sears merchandise rung on Sear registers within Kmart and

If you return an item, coupon amount may be deducted from refund.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

nuff said

What Mama Need Most: FREE Facial!! :)

Continuing from my last Works for Me Wednesday Post.....I have something else that I ran upon that really WORKED FOR ME! A FREE Facial. I mean a really nice facial....complete with a 10 minute mask...I was in heaven.

I was in Boston in a really nice mall and ran upon a shop called Origins....I went in and asked questions about the products. I have become more and more aware of the chemicals and such used in so many of our products we use on a daily basis and the bad effects they have on our bodies. This line of skin care products are chemical free....They are " Green " too.

This is a blurb for their website:

"Since we launched in 1990, Origins has been about looking at things in different ways. Choices. Alternatives. New experiences. All sorts of exciting new possibilities. And always finding answers in nature. And we offer you three distinct collections of products to choose from.Since 1990, we’ve been creating and innovating healthful choices in Skin Care, Hair Care, Bath and Body, Color and Sensory Therapy® products using the best of nature along with trying to do what’s best for the planet and what’s best for you.Our many unique products go beyond physical appearance to treat, touch, scent and surround every aspect of your being and well-being. We create products for farmhouse and penthouse, for men and women, babies and pets, getting and gifting. Whether you need an aromatic candle to light your way...or a special gift to make someone’s day, you’ll find just what you need to live a more natural lifestyle at Origins.Today you’ll find Origins in more than 450 department and specialty stores and 125 of our own free-standing retail stores in the United States as well as in 26 countries around the world. "

Check out their website here.

Well, I was in heaven. A Free facial and I walked out of there with my face feeling wonderful. I was very impressed with the products. I, of course could not afford to buy but one product...But I really liked the products.

If you have a store in your area...or if the line has a counter in one of your big department too can go and get a free facial...I am telling you, I Worked for Me!

Best Bargins,


Packing for a Holiday: Away for it ALL!

Around here we have to make fun out of what ever it is in our schedule that we HAVE to do....This Holiday we have to go to West Virginia for Work for my husband. We have family there and we LOVE spending time with them. So we get to spend the Holiday with our family!

We don't usually travel on Holidays so this is different for us.

While we are there we are taking advantage of the mountians and I am taking the girls sking....yeah....not me....just them...I am perfecting the sport of sitting and watching...I am getting very good at this.

We are excited and are packing today. So this is my tackle!

Enjoy your family for Thanksgiving!

God Bless,

Happy Thanksgiving

A Little Humor for the Holiday Season!
On this holiday I am thinking of all we truly do need to be thankful for but because of all we have been blessed with, we don't see it. We take so much for granite. Right now, with the economy in the state it is in, it gives us a chance to realize what we really do have. Something like freedom,
before 12th century
1: the quality or state of being free: as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another.
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to assemble for our worship services, freedom of press, so that we may print and distribute the Word of God, freedom of educating our children the way we see fit through God's eyes.
With all these freedoms that we should be thankful for....Everyday, we are in danger of having these freedoms taken away.
We need to be thankful and we need to pray for the leaders of thie country.
As you are celebrating this Thanksgiving, Pray with your families for our nation, and for our freedoms.
God Bless you ,
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