Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tops ~ week of 11/27/11

Tops is not really looking all that intriguing to me this next week… but I may be  – dare I say it – shopped out ??    I am at $1.50 in gas points right now and thanks to my new friend Jennifer (she posts the Tops ad on Thursday for all of us) I have more Butterball Turkey Bacon coupons and combined with this week’s sale again, I should be able to hit $2.00!!

This week’s e-save coupons are:

This week’s GAS POINTS BONUS is:  Purchase 6 participating products and get 200 bonus gas points…  200 gas points = $6 off 30 gallons of gas!

I do not see any great coupon match ups for these products, but if you need them, now is the time to buy…  Figure $3 X 6 = $18 – $6 (FREE gas) = $12 for 6 products, or $2 each….  I will do one deal getting 2 each of sliced cheese, graham crackers and peanuts.

  • Crystal Light (10-12qt) 2/$6
    Kraft Cheese Crumbles $3.49
    Kraft Cheese Singles (individually wrapped) 2/$6
    Kraft Shredded Cheese $3.49
    Jell-o Ready-to-eat Dessert Gelatin or Pudding 2/$6
    Nabisco Chips Ahoy! 2/$6
    Nabisco Grahams 2/$6
    Oscar Mayer Carving Board and Deli Saved Lunchmeat $3.99
    Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve Bacon $3.99
    Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon $2.99
    Planters Cashews (4.75-6oz) $2.99
    Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts or Cocktail Peanuts $2.99
    Planters Flavor Grove Almonds $2.99

This week, Tops is offering 2 Super Coupon bonuses… 

  • Super Coupon
    $5/$25Holiday Merchandise
  • Super Coupons (w/$20 purchase)
    Hillshire Farms Deli Select Ultra Thin Sliced Lunchmeat $2.49
    Jumbo Blueberry Muffins (4ct) $2.99
    Made to order 12″ Sub $4.44
    Tops Bath Tissue (20 roll) $9.99
    Tops Ground Coffee (34.5-39oz) $7.99
    Tops Large White Bread 88¢

Tops Save Instantly deal….  Buy 6 participating products at 2/$6 and save $4 instantly… That is 6 X $3 = $18 – $4 instant savings = $14 for 6 products or $2.33 each… I am hoping some Quaker pintables will appear!

  • Quaker Cap’n Crunch
  • Life Cereal
  • Quaker Chewy Bars
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal

Ten for $10 deals – the following products are all listed for $1 this week:

  • Hunts Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice-a-roni
  • Nestle HotCocoa
  • Celeste Pizza for One
  • Pillsbury Cake Mix
  • Dannon Yogurt
  • Kleenex
  • Sugardale Hotdogs
  • Bakery Fresh Mini-Pies
  • Ehrmann Yogurt
  • Celeste Pizza for One
  • Banquet Value Meals
  • Tops Frozen Vegetables
  • Gatorade, Propel or Sobe
  • Bob’s Candy Canes
  • Bumblebee Tuna
  • Tops Cream Soups
  • Tops Mac and Cheese
  • HanoverCanned Beans
  • Tops Gravy
  • Tops Hot Sauce
  • Hungry Jack Pancake Mix
  • Tops 2 liter soda
  • Fresh Green Peppers
  • Cooking Carrots
  • FreshExpressGardenSalad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Romaine
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Large Eggplant
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Croutons
  • Baby Onions
  • Gourmet Russet Potatoes
  • Mangoes
  • Seedless Navel Oranges
  • Premium Apples
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • Avocados
  • Del Monte Fruit Naturals
  • Odwalla Nutrition Bars



Rite-aid ~ week of 11/27/11

I did really well at Rite-aid on black friday – even though I missed the nut deal…  and it looks like next week is a good time to shop as well… 


Oral-B CrossAction Power Toothbrush or 3D White Action Power Toothbrush – $5.99

– $3 (11/27/11 P&G)

– $2.99 SCR



St. Joseph Aspirin  – $4.99

-$1 manufacturer coupon (9/11/11 SS)

Get $4 UP reward (limit 1)



Theraflu or Triaminic – $4.99
-$3/2 (10/16/11 SS) or $3/2 (9/25/11 SS)
$2 (9/25/11 SS)

-$1 Rite aid video value

Get $2 UP reward (limit 2)

= FREE!  (Could be a Money Maker if you have a Rite Aid Flu booklet coupon)


Toblerone (3.52 oz.) – $1
 – $0.50/1 ( 11/13/11 SS)
= $0.50 ea. after coupon!

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers – 2/$7
– $3/2 Pantene Products, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
– $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
Get $2 UP reward wyb 2 (Limit 1)
= $1 ea. after coupon and +UP Reward!

All Reading Glasses, B1G1 50% off
Get $5 +UP Reward
$5/1 Zoom Impressions Reading Glass Dec. RA printable
$5/1 Foster Grant Reading Glasses Dec. RA printable


Purchase $25 worth of participating products, Get $5 UP reward (limit 1)
• Always Infinity B1G150% off
• Always Pads B1G150% off
• Aussie 2/$6
• Bounty Paper Towels $14
• Charmin Bath Tissue $14
• Crest Toothpaste (4, 4.2, 4.6 or 6.2oz) $2.79
• Dawn $1

• Gillette Body Wash 2/$8
• Gillette Deodorant 2/$8
• Herbal Essences 2/$6
• Nice n’ Easy Hair Color $7.99 – $2 in-ad coupon = $5.99
• Old Spice Body Wash 2/$8
• Old Spice Fresh Collection Deodorant or Body Spray 2/$8
• Oral-B Advantage, Complete or 3D Toothbrush $2.79
• Tampax Tampons B1G150% off
• Purchase one (1) Gillette ProGlide or Fusion, Mach3 or Venus Cartridge Refills, Receive one (1) Gillette Shave Prep or ProFrusion Skin Care Product Free

CVS ~ week of 11/27/11

Hey there – who’s in the mood for some shopping??  Let me tell you, I shopped for 22 hours straight from Thursday at 9:30 pm until Friday night at 7:30 pm!  Then I slept from 8 pm until 8:30 Saturday morning!!  Craziness I tell you, I saw three nasty fights at Walmart and a woman get arrested at Kmart, then I heard four people had to be treated in our local emergency room because of the frenzy!  It was AWESOME… LOL!!

One of my favorite stops was my CVS…  I got tons of deals and actually left making money!  I will post an update later to show you how I did…  but in the mean time let’s take a look at the new deals.

This week at CVS, I will get the FREE contact solution and the Tide for $2 each… and there are a few other great deals to check out, what about you – did you shop black Friday – are you going back this week??


Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz.) – $8.99
Get $8.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
FREE after ECBs!

Gillette ProGlide or Venus Razors
Get $5 ECBs wyb both (Limit 1)
$5 off Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor wyb Fusion ProGlide Cartridge, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$5 off Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor wyb Fusion ProGlide Cartridge, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$5/1 Venus Proskin, Embrace, Breeze or Bikini Razor AND Refill, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$5/1 Venus Embrace, Breeze or ProSkin Refill wyb Refillable Razor, exp. 1/31/12 (Rouge Fall 2011)
Final price varies!

Olay Body Wash (23.6 oz.), Bath Bar (4.2 oz.), Total Effects Body Wash (15.2 oz.) – $6
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
$1 off Olay Bar, Bodywash, In-Shower Body Lotion or Hand & Body Lotion wyb Secret, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$1/1 Olay Bar, Body Wash or In-Shower Body Lotion, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
FREE Olay Body Wash wyb Pro-X, Regenerist, Total Effects Facial Moisturizer or Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
As low as $3 ea. after coupon and ECBs!

Olay Pro-X Products or Kits – $20
Get $7 ECBs (Limit 1)
$2 off Olay Facial Cleanser wyb Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System, exp. 12/31/11 (RP 11/13/11)
FREE CoverGirl Lip Perfection wyb Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Dup or a Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects Facial Moisturizer, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$3/1 Olay Pro-X or Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
FREE Olay Body Wash wyb Pro-X, Regenerist, Total Effects Facial Moisturizer or Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$1/1 Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleaning System, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
Final price varies!

Lysol Healthy Touch System – $9.99
Get$5 ECBs (Limit 1)
$3/1 Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System Starter Kit, exp. 12/6/11 (SS 11/06/11)
$1.99 ea. after coupon and ECBs!

Physicians Formula Cosmetics – $10.99
Get $5 ECBs wyb $10 (Limit 1)
Final price varies!

Xtra 2 X Laundry Detergent (28 loads) – $1.49
$1/2 Xtra Laundry Detergent, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11 R)
$0.99 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Get $10 ECBs wyb (3) American Express Prepaid Gift Cards

** Gift Card Promotion **
Get a $10 Gift Card wyb $30 in participating products
–Puffs Tissues (95-108 ct.), Puffs Plus (48-72 ct.), $0.99
–B1G1 50% All CoverGirl Foundation, Blush, Concealer or Eye products
$1/1 CoverGirl Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$2.50/2 CoverGirl Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$1/1 CoverGirl Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
–2X Ultra Tide or Gain Detergent, Lidquid (19-32 loads), Powder (31-40 loads), Gain Fabric Softener (51 oz.), $5.94
$2/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$1/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
–Bounty Paper Towels (12 pk.), $9.99
$0.50/1 Bounty Towels, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$1/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11 R)
–Dawn Dish Detergent (9-10.3 oz.), $0.99
$0.50/1 Dawn Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$0.25/1 Dawn Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
–Oral-B CrossAction Power Toothbrush or Brush Heads (2 ct.), $4.99
$3/1 Oral-B Battery Toothbrush, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
–Duracell Batteries, AA,AAA (16 ct.), C,D (8 ct.), 9V (4 ct.), Ultra Power AA, AAA (12 ct.), $9.99
$0.75/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11 R)
$0.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Advanced, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11 R)
$0.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$0.75/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11 R)
$0.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11 R)
$1/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
$0.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
–Vicks NyQuil or DayQuil (48 ct.), Liquid (24 oz.), Nature Fuision Liquid/Caplet Combo Pack, $9.99
$1.50/1 Vicks Nature Fusion Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
FREE Puffs wyb Vicks Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$1/1 Vicks Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$1.50/1 Vicks Nature Fusion Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
–Olay Regenerist Facial Care (excludes Kits and Specialty Treatments), $20.99
$3/1 Olay Pro-X or Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
FREE CoverGirl Lip Perfection wyb Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Dup or a Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects Facial Moisturizer, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
FREE Olay Body Wash wyb Pro-X, Regenerist, Total Effects Facial Moisturizer or Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
–Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (12.6 oz.), Styler (5.7-11.5 oz.), 2/$6.97
$1/2 Pantene Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11 R)
$3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$1/1 Pantene Hairspray, Styler or Treatment Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
$3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
–Hidden Valley Ranch or Kraft Dressings (16 oz.), Easy Mac, Deluxe, Velveeta or HomeStyle Dinner (12-14 oz.), $2.49
–B2G1 Nestle Singles (.77-2.1 oz.)
–Nips Candy (4 oz.), $0.99
–Nestle Jingle Crunch or Butterfinger Candy (8 oz.), 2/$5
–Lysol Neutra Air or Airwick Freshmatic Kit, $8
–Scott Bath Tissue (4 ct.), $3.49
–Cottonelle Wipes (42 ct.), $1.99
$0.50/2 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes, exp. 12/4/11 (SS 11/06/11)
–Glade Air Freshener (9 oz.), Scented Oil Warmer (1 ct.), $0.99
–Scrubbing Bubbles (16 oz.), Shout, Fantastik or Windex (22-32 oz.), 2/$6
–Glade Scented Oil Plug In Refills (2 pk.), $4
$1 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refill, exp. 12/3/11 (SS 11/06/11)
–Salon Nail Color or Treatment, $5.95
–Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers, 2/$18
$1/2 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
$2 off Pampers Bags or Box of Diapers or Pants, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
–Gerber Good Start (23.2 oz.), $21.99
–B1G1 Nature Made Vitamins or Supplements
$1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil, exp. 12/6/11 (SS 11/06/11)
$1/1 Nature Made Product, exp. 12/6/11 (SS 11/06/11)
$1/1 Nature Made Vitamin B, exp. 12/6/11 (SS 11/06/11)
$1/1 Nature Made Vitamin D, exp. 12/6/11 (SS 11/06/11)
$3/1 Nature Made CoQ10, exp. 12/6/11 (SS 11/06/11)
-B2G1 Mars Chocolate or Hershey’s Singles


Thoughtful Thursday ~ Thankful Edition

Today is truly my most favorite day of the year… I have so much to be thankful for and sometimes it takes this day to make me reflect on all I do have. I am so thankful for:

  • My family – I have the most terrific husband who I am madly in love with and who is truly my best friend and we have three wonderful children who are our whole life!   My son Josh – who is folding laundry right now while I blog – LOL – My daughter Delaney, who is playing with my neice so my SIL can have a break, and my baby Conner, who is the sunshine in all of our lives!  These lucky kids have 4 sets of grandparents as both of our parents have remarried… and although it may appear dysfunctional, it sure works for the kids!! Having all of our Moms and Dads still with us and healthy is all that matters! Also, our brothers and sister and their families especially our beautiful nieces and nephews!! Being all together today is worth more than anything in the world!!
  • My friends – We truly have the most amazing circle of friends ever! So many are friends that we have had since we were young and in school (the benefit of a small town) and now it is awesome to see all of our kids being friends. We have also made many new friends by meeting our kid’s friend’s parents. It used to be that Kerry had his friends, and I had mine… now we have all OUR FRIENDS – and that is awesome!!
  • My job – This is the hard one that I most often have to remember to be thankful for… We are very lucky that Kerry and I both have pretty great government jobs, we have amazing benefits and although we always want for more, we certainly have more than some!!
  • Blogging – for all I have learned and all of the people I have ‘met’…  what an amazing experience so far with much more to come!!
  • My health, and that of my family and friends!
  • My life – while always wanting more, reviewing this list sure makes me remember; if this is all I ever have…            

… I really do have it all!!

*Also thankful for the “auto-post” schedule feature which made it possible for me to get this posted while shopping enjoying my own family on this most awesome day!!

Sunday Plans…

My to-do list, the only way I stay on task is to document it all up…

OR alternatively, why can’t I just sit and surf the net and watch the Bill’s game….  YEAH RIGHT!!

Today’s Shopping – Josh, the party animal of the house, has another birthday party to go today; I will take him to TF Brown’s and hit JCPenney’s (coat exchange), Tops, CVS and Rite-aid before picking him backup then picking up Lu who also spent the night at a friends last night….

Today’s Cleaning – GOTTA hoe-out the coupon mess I have sprawled across my dining room table…  gonna need that table this week!!  Also still attacking the mountain of laundry we consistantly fall behind on, seriously thinking I should go to the laundromat to get caught up for once but I do not have the time to even go there… UGH….  I really hate the cleaning and maintenance of life – I truly think a cleaning lady would be the best investment I could make… advice??

Today’s Cooking – I have the Thanksgiving menu all set, and Kerry has requested Shepard’s Pie for dinner tonight – with fresh baked rolls…  Have a lasagna frozen to throw in tomorrow night since it is a scout night.  Tuesday will be a big salad with C.O.R.N <Clean, Out, Refridg., Night> and Weds – since I am working, Kerry and kids will have frozen pizza’s – they put all kinds of crazy toppings on and try to gross each other out – hahaha, Glad I miss that!

Today’s WEEK Planning – I am set for my today shopping and plans, but still working on my Black Friday plan of attack – and whether or not I can get out on Thanksgiving day…  Tomorrow is parent-teacher conference at school, and tomorrow night is cub scouts.  Tuesday, K bowls and Weds. night I work…WOW…  I am so excited for this week…  I love Thanksgiving, I love having my whole family around, I love Weds Night work with tons of great friends and an awesome poker game, and I love the Black Friday shopping where I will buy some sort of Christmas decoration to start the decorating process this weekend!!  I have 6 trees to put up this year!!  AND, we are remodeling the living room so really need to hustle to be done for Christmas!  Truly – my favorite week of the year…  CRAZIEST…  but truly AWESOME!!

So – what are your plans today – and for the week??

Tops ~ week of 11/20/11

I have been learning so much from all the deal sites I read and a biggie this week is that generally during a holiday week, the grocery stores are lame…  well at least at Tops this week you can get cheap cake mix, creamer, fresh and frozen vegetables, zone bars and 7 Up – Good time to stock up on just a few things while you are doing your Thanksgiving shopping.  Also, contrary to my original thoughts, you can still get the super cheap turkey this week (.48# with a $25 purchase), so I will for sure get another for the freezer!!

Thanks to Ann from Coupons, Deals, and More for the Details!!   Ann also is maintaining an awesome Black Friday list with all the highlights… visit her site for the details!!

Here are the best “stock-up” type deals I see:

Fresh Produce:


• Yams 39¢#
• Baby Carrots (1# bag) $1
• Celery $1
• Radishes (1# bag) $1
• Sweet Onions $1#
• Asparagus $1.99#
• Tops White or Russet Potatoes (10# bag) $2.97


Hot Deal – Save $5 instantly WYB 6 of the following products:
• 7-up 2L 3/$4
• Hawaiian Punch (128oz) 2/$5
• Mott’s Apple Juice (64oz) 2/$5
• Mr & Mrs T Mixers $3.99
• Snapple (6pk) 2/$10

Deal Idea – (6) 7-up @ 3/$4 = $8
– $5 instant savings
= $3 for 6 bottles (50¢ each)

International Delight Coffee Creamer 3/$5 75¢ printable coupon doubled (zip code 33133) = 17¢

Duncan Hines Cake 4/$5 – 50¢ manufacturer coupon doubled (from the 11/6/11 SS insert) = 25¢

Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables (10-12 oz. bag or 8-10 oz. box) or Steamfresh (16 oz.) – $1
$1/4 Birds Eye Varieties, exp. 12/30/11 (SS 11/13/11) = .75 each

Zone Perfect Bars – $1
$0.55/1 Zone Perfect Product, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11)
FREE after doubled coupon!

Rite-aid ~ week of 11/20/11

There are a few great deals at Rite-aid this week…  Make money on Samy products and use the overage to clear the Softsoap.  Also grab some free Udderly skin cream and treat yourself to a cheap Toblerone.  Print the Fructis shampoo VV and see if you can snag a deal on that too!!


Samy – Fat Hair Shampoo or Styler – $8.99 (Limit 2)

-$3 coupon (RP 10/9)

-$2 adperk video value coupon

Get $5 UP reward

Final Price = $1.01 Money Maker!!



Udderly Smooth Skin Care – $1.99 (Limit 2)

-$1 coupon (Oct. All You Mag.) * check size restriction

Get $1 UP reward

Final Price = FREE!!



Softsoap or Irish Spring Body Wash – $3.99 (Limit 4)

-$1 coupon (SS 11/13)

Get $2 UP reward

Final Price = $1 each


Toblerone – $1.19

-.50 coupon (SS 11/13)

Final Price = .69


Item to check:

Fructis shampoo – if you buy the anti dandruff (not sure of price) – $3/2 up use 2 $1 mq and $1/2 vv and get 2 $2 scr = $10 off 2 bottles which would probably pay for them and even better if you get 10% or 20%!!





CVS ~ week of 11/20/11

CVS – Looking good…early in the week AND the Black Friday deals!!

Make some money on cough drops, get 3 more FREE cards, FREE toothpaste, aspirin and deodorant, CHEAP Turtles candy, Osteo bi-flex, razors, and crackers and while there and with your Spend $20 get $5 coupon, check the ECB’s deals on Nivea, Garnier and even Listerine/Reach…  I will let you know how I make those work…


Ricola Cough Drops 19-30ct. – 2/$3
– B1G1 Ricola Cough Drops (10/02 SS)
AND – $1/1 Ricola Cough Drops (10/30 SS)
Get $1 ECB wyb 2 (limit 1)
Final Price: 2 FREE!! + $.50 MoneyMaker!!


Hallmark Cards (excludes box cards) – $.99
Get $3 ECB wyb 3 (limit 1)
Final Price: as low as 3 FREE!!


Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 4oz. or Toothbrush 1ct. – 2/$6
– (2) $1.50/1 or $1/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste (11/13 SS)
Get $3 ECB wyb 2 (limit 2)

Final Price: as low as 2 FREE!!


Excedrin Bonus Pack 8ct. Extra Strength or 8ct. PM – $0.99
Get $.99 ECB (limit 1)
Final Price: FREE!!


Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick – $2.99
– $1/1 Speed Stick Deodorant (10/30 SS)
*exp 11/19!
Get $2 ECB (limit 1)
Final Price: as low as FREE!!


Schick Disposable Razors – B1G150% – $8.99
– B1G1 Schick Disposable Razors (11/06 SS)
AND $2/1 Schick Disposable Razors (10/09 SS)
*exp 11/20!
Final Price: as low as $1.25 each wyb 2


Osteo Bi-Flex 30-50ct. – $9.99
-$6/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Caplet, Softgel, or Powder (11/06 RP)
Get $2 ECB (limit 1)
Final Price: as low as $1.99


DetMet Turtles (6.4oz) $1.99

– $1 coupon (11/6 SS )

Final Price = 99¢


4/$5 Nabisco or Keebler Crackers (3.8-8oz)
-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers  (11/13 SS)  and  – $1/2 Keebler Crackers (11/13 RP)

AND get $1 in ECB WYB four (4)

Final Price = 4 boxes for $2!!


Thoughtful Thursday ~



So – I am in a little bit of a rut this week…  having a ‘situation’ (daily) and I NEED to do something about it, but no matter what plan I come up with I find too many faults with my plan…  Feels like a no win situation and I do NOT agree, I am NOT happy and there must be a fix!!  So tell me… in this crazy sounding situation… what would you do??


In other news…  and my crazy thoughts…  I have a “REAL” job and I have a minimal part time job (LOVE)…  I am on the ‘Coupon Quest of America’ and have started this Blog…  I am my daughter’s Girl Scout leader and we are all involved in my son’s cub scouts…  Both of my older kid’s are in after school activities and both are in different sports… The “baby” went off to kindergarten…  I wonder when “it” is going to slow down – I mean I can NOT get my laundry done –  YET I truly FEAR “it” slowing down…  Know what I mean??


Can you remember being a kid and waiting for something – FOREVER??  Like my Grandparents lived 2 hours away and they always called when they were leaving to come visit – which was only like twice per year because 2 hours was FAR then…  Anyhow that 2 hours took FOREVER in my mind, just like waiting for Christmas and Summer Vacation…  I am very scared by the fact that just ‘yesterday’ it was December 26th, 2010 and I was sad because it was a whole year before I could experience the wonder of the holidays again… well, here it is and I have no idea where the year went…  WOW – if time is going this fast now, what is to come??  I think this is my biggest FEAR… well this and FEET (other people’s, not mine –mine are nice feet) – blech!!




Tops is not enticing me next week and that is okay since I had a pretty good week there this week.  I got a HUGE turkey, and I may go back for one more (if I can find somewhere to put it) since I do NOT see the same great .49# deal next week – ALERT – be sure you get your CHEAP turkey by Sat. night!!  Anyhow, I stocked up on paper plates and got most of the deals listed, and I used some saved FREE coupons to earn more gas credit.  I am up to $1.00 off in gas points already – first week!!


Rite-aid – hmmm – I did find this great deal to add to my Freebies there this week:  Almay Eye Remover Pads are B1G1 50% off.  That = $8.25 ($5.50 and $2.75), get $8 UP reward and submit for $2 SCR…  nice MoneyMaker!!  Also Rite aid is showing some promise with overlapping regular deals and some for Black Friday next week…  Unsure how this will pan out, but I will keep you posted!!


The CVS Deals for next week (the NON Black Friday deals)….  WOW…  I am definitely going to have to hit CVS at the beginning of the week – like late Sat. night, which is all good because I am going to do a few price checks and prepare myself for the opening on Thanksgiving day!  I may be more excited about CVS than any other store for BLACK FRIDAY deals – which actually do start on Thanksgiving!!  Big question is how and when do I fit the meal in?? 


No – seriously, when am I going to cook?  And where am I putting 21 people again??  And what in the world do I do with my coupons that seem to DOMINATE the entire dining room table when it is not in use, like ever… since my family of five hovers around the 2-foot round table to fight eat. 


STAY TUNED as the deals for next week are listed….


The start to Sunday Funday… see my stockpile?!!

It was really nice having the whole family home on Friday and Saturday, we enforced child labor the kids helped gladly and the STORE is up and running…  LOL.  I have been putting my stash of FREEBIE health and beauty into bins, but it is difficult to see what we have and inevitably I need whatever is in the very bottom bin so on a quest that would make my BFF professional organizer friend JFB proud I demanded decided to clear the clutter from one general area of the basement, and move all the bookshelves to that very spot to organize my stockpile.  This is how it all went down…  and kindly avert your eyes from the piles of dirty laundry!!

The bins…

Clearing the clutter…

My NEW happy place!!  Let’s take inventory shall we…

We’ve got hand soaps, air fresheners, Olay products (the Regenerist is hidden upstairs – away from the thieves), and all the feminine products you could ever need…

There are bins of toothbrushes and floss, toothpaste “to beat the band”, mouthwash, deodorant, shaving creams, razors and contact solution…

Then there is lip balm and chap sticks, “kid and baby” products”, body wash, shampoo and conditioners, and lotions and creams…

Whew… what a job, but I am so PROUD of this beautiful stash…GAWD, I need to get a life!!

JFB – are you crying??? 

I am off to shop…and menu plan… until tonight my friends…  GO BILLS!!!!