Thursday, September 1, 2011

Free Museum Admission on Labor Day for Blue Star Families

The Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums across America.

First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums once again are offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from now through Labor Day, September 5, 2011.

See the map on the website for Blue Star Museums participating this summer in each state.

Thanks, I Crave Freebies!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Excuse Our Temporary "Look"

Please Excuse Our Temporary "Look"....We are hard at work changing over our servers! We will be back up and running looking cute as ever in no time at all!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb Whole Foods Roseville, CA 3 Hours ONLY!

Whole Foods in Roseville- is offering for One Day ONLY; Lean Ground Beef $1.99 lb!

This Saturday (6/18) from 8-11am you can pick up Lean Ground Beef for only $1.99/lb!

To get this great deal, click on the new “Early Bird Special” tab on their Facebook fan page and print out the coupon. You can also pull up the coupon on your phone and show it at check out to get the deal

Father's Day Freebie: Free Frozen Yogurt from TCBY!

Just a heads up. If you happen to have a TCBY near you, they’ll be offering dads a free frozen yogurt on June 19th for father’s day. Click here to find your nearest TCBY and be sure and call to make sure your location is participating.

Thanks, Sample Stuff!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free Boulder Canyon Chips at Raleys and Bel Air this Week!

Raley's and Bel Air have Boulder Canyon Chips 9oz-10oz on Sale for 10 for $10 this week! I had $1 off/1 Coupon making them FREE!

*Note*- The ad says 10 for $10, but in MY store, they were marked 2 for $5. The Manager said the ad was correct. So beware- and be sure to ASK if you don't see the sale that is posted in the ad!

Sacramento Event: Free Family Food & Fun Expo: Come Out & Play! June

Join us for a day of great food and family fun! Over 20 food and treat vendors, kid's activities, live music and entertainment, fitness demos and more... Don't stay cooped up - come out and play! FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, June 18 · 10:00am - 6:00pm
Elk Grove Regional Park Elk Grove, CA

The "Come Out & Play" Family Food & Fun Expo" has been moved to Elk Grove Regional Park to allow more space for food, health & wellness vendors and exhibitors. Bring the kids out for a fun-filled day of physical activity, treats & more! Have them take the pledge to play outside at least 1 hour a day, the American Heart Association's recommended minimum.

For vendor sign up and more information, please call (916) 307-3742. This event is sponsored by the American Heart Association/Power to End Stroke, OK Kids, Pretty N Pink and Jade Green Sustainable Communities

Staples: 100 Free Black an White Instant Business Cards

Staples is offering an awesome deal!

Go HERE to print a coupon good for 100 FREE black and white instant business cards. This offer is valid 6/15 – 6/18. Be sure to read the fine print on the coupon for all the details.

Thanks, All About The Savings

Monday, June 13, 2011

$5 Tuesdays at Regal Theaters!

$5 Tuesdays at Regal Movie Theaters!

Regal is now offering Value Days! At select locations, enjoy discounted ticket prices! See our participating theatres below.

Click here to find a theater near you and for showtimes and tickets.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Old Navy: 25% Off Any Single Men's Item Coupon

Head on over to the Old Navy Facebook Page and click on The Guy Gallery.

You can get a coupon for 25% off any single Men’s item.

You can get the coupon sent to your phone or you can print it out. Coupon is good in store only.

Coupon is good June 10 – 19th.

Thanks, Penny Pinchin Mom

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sacramento BOGO Coupon: Mr. Subs

Buy one foot long sandwich with bag of chips and soda and get any 6" sandwich Free.

Mr. Subs
3465 Watt Avenue, Suite 117
Sacramento, CA 95821

Print Your Coupon Here

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Staples: $3 off ANY Purchase $3 or More!!

Staples has a hot new printable coupon!

Print a coupon good for Save $3 off ANY purchase of $3 or More! Lots of goodies at Staples for FREE!

Note: Valid through 6/11/11 in Staples U.S. stores only. Excludes HP ink and toner, postage stamps, gift cards and phone cards. Minimum purchase requirement of $3 must be met with purchases to which no other coupon or instant savings offer applies. No cash/credit back. Tax is not included in calculating the minimum purchase. Coupon not valid if purchased or sold and must be surrendered.

(Thanks, Hip2Save)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Revlon Makeup:$36.66 Worth of Makeup for $4.91!

I had no intention of buying any makeup today, but while at CVS a few things happened to make it pretty irresistible!

First, the Revlon sale was Buy $10 worth of makeup, get $4 in ECB (Extra Care Bucks that you can spend at a later date).

Secondly, when I scanned my Extra Care Card at the "Magic Coupon Machine" I got a coupon for $3 off of a $10 makeup Purchase!

The icing, was that there was a lot of make up on sale for 75% off! So, here is what I did!

I bought 2 Revlon Color Stay Under Eye Concealers, and 3 Revlon Fabulash Mascaras- totaling over $36.66 in Retail cost

The sale discount was 75% off and then I used my $3 off coupon from the "Magic Coupon Machine"

I paid out of pocket, $8.91 (still a great deal!!)

And received $4 in Extra Care Bucks - making my entire purchase $4.91 !!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Downy Coupon Booklet! $10 in Coupons!

Just ordered my Downy Coupon Booklet! Free coupons from Downy, worth $10, mailed to your home!

Click here to get yours!

Here are some Walgreen's Freebies this week 6/5-6/11

Who Doesn't love FREE??

SoBe Lifewater, 20 oz $0.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward, Limit 1
Pay $0.99, Receive $0.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Healthy Woman Soy Supplement, 45 ct $8.00
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Pay $8.00, Receive $8.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Omega Smart Super Critical Ultimate Fish Oils, 30 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Pay $10.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Reach Floss, 30 yds, Total Care Ultraclean or Advanced Design Toothbrush, 2 pk $2.50
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Use 2 $1.00/1 Reach by design Toothbrush, any 1ct. or 2ct. from SS 4/17
Pay $3.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free when you buy 2

Get Free Scotch Magic Tape at Walmart Courtesy of Staples!

Staples has the Scotch Magic Tape with Dispenser on Sale this week for $.99
Since they won't take Manufacturer Coupons, just go to Walmart, and get it "price matched" with the Staples price and use the coupon to get it FREE!

Scotch Magic Tape with Dispenser $0.99, On Sale 6/5 – 6/11
$1.00/1 – Scotch Magic Tape – (
Final Price: FREE

COUPON POLICY UPDATE: Staples has recently updated their policy. ‎”Staples does not accept competitor, manufacturer or any other third party coupons.”

Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Old Navy Groupon: Update! Buy More than One!

This was from one of our fans:

"Did you know you can buy more than one of these if you buy them from different cities? This was my first extreme coupon! I had some Groupon credit so I got two for free. Yay! Thought I would spread this little tip to get more than one, if you wanted."

$10 for $20 Worth of Graphic Tees, Dresses, and Summer Apparel at Old Navy

Whole Foods Deals for 6/1-6/7

Here are this week’s Whole Foods deals. Pricing is valid 6/1 – 6/7.

**Note: These are based on the deals in the MidWest! Stores and Regions May Vary in Pricing**

Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry Soap, 50 oz $7.99
$1.50 off with in ad coupon
$1.00/1 – Seventh Generation Laundry Product – (
$1.00/1 – Seventh Generation Laundry Product – (
Final Price: $4.49

Columbia River Organics Frozen Fruits & Vegetables, 10 – 16 oz $0.50 off
With in ad coupon

Bora Bora Antioxidant Energy Bars, 40 g $0.55 off
With in ad coupon Icelandic Yogurt, 6 oz $0.50 off
With in ad coupon

Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Yogurt, 6 oz $0.50
$0.50/3 – Stonyfield Organic Yogurts, 6 oz – (
Final Price: $0.33 each when you buy 3

Grilled Vegetables $4.99/lb

Driscoll Organic Red Raspberries, .5 pint $2.50
$0.50/1 – Driscoll – (
Final Price: $2.00

Peace Cereal $3.00
$1.00/2 – Peace Cereal – (
Final Price: $2.50 each when you buy 2

Kashi Nuggets $2.99
Use $2.00/1 – Kashi Nuggets – (
And Use $1.00/1 Kashi Cereal or TLC Snack from Whole Planet Calendar
Final Price: Free

Jovial Cookies $3.50
$1.00/1 – Jovial Einkorn or Gluten Free Cookies – (
$1.00/1 – Jovial Cookies – (
Final Price: $2.50

Kashi TLC Crackers $2.99
Use $2.00/1 -Kashi TLC Crackers – (
And Use $1.00/1 Kashi Cereal or TLC Snack from Whole Planet Calendar
Final Price: Free

Boulder Chips $2.50
$1.00/1 – Boulder Chips – (
Final Price: $1.50

Luna Bar $0.99
$0.50/1 Luna Bar from Mambo Sprouts Spring 2011 Booklet
Final Price: $0.49

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, 64oz $3.00
$0.50/1 – Blue Diamon Almond Breeze – (
Final Price: $2.50

Organic Valley Soy Creamer $2.00
Use $1.00/1 Organic Valley Half and Half or Soy Creamer, any flavored or regular from RP 6/5
And Use $0.50 – Organic Valley Creamer, 16 oz – (
$0.50/1 – Organic Valley Soy Creamer – (
Final Price: $0.50

SO Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer, 6oz $2.00
$1.00/1 – SO Delicious Item - (
Final Price: $1.00

Zevia Natural Soda, 6pk $3.99
Use $1.00/1 - Zevia – (
And Use $1.00/1 Zevia from Whole Deals March/April
Final Price: $1.99

Odwalla Bluberry or Red Raspberry $2.00
Use $0.55/1 – Odwalla Beverage – (
And Use $0.55/1 – Odwalla Beverage – (
Final Price: $0.90

Honest Tea, 16oz $1.00
$1.00/1 – Honest Tea – (
Final Price: Free
Kalona Cottage Cheese $3.39
$0.50/1 – Super Natural Products – (
Final Price: $2.89

Organic Valley Block Monterey Cheese, 8oz $2.48
$1.00/1 - Organic Valley Cheese – (
Final Price: $1.48

Organic Valley Half and Half, 16oz $2.39
Use $0.50/1 – Organic Valley Creamer – (
And Use $0.50/1 – Organic Valley Flavored Half and Half – (
Final Price: $1.39

Seventh Generation Dish Soap $2.50
$1.00/1 – Seventh Generation Product – (
Final Price: $1.50

Thanks, Healthy Life Deals

Free Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich w/ Survey

Head over to Arby’s website and fill out a short survey to receive Arby’s Extras newsletters. Just for signing up, you’ll receive a coupon good for 1 Free Roast Beef Sandwich!

The coupon will come via email and could take up to 24 hours.

Thanks, All You and Krazy Coupon Lady!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


On Friday, June 3, Krispy Kreme will give back to its guests by offering one FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnut on National Doughnut Day at participating retail locations.

National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to raise funds to help people in need. In honor of the 73-year-old holiday, Krispy Kreme is once again giving each guest who visits a participating U.S. Krispy Kreme shop on June 3 one FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase is necessary to redeem the offer.

"In honor of National Doughnut Day, we're inviting doughnut fans to stop by a local Krispy Kreme shop for a complimentary doughnut," says Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef of Krispy Kreme. "With several delicious, one-of-a-kind doughnuts to select from, including our signature Original Glazed®, you can pick your favorite or discover a new preferred sweet treat for FREE."

The free doughnut offer is good for one doughnut of any variety per customer at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme retail shops. Visit our store locator page at to find a participating Krispy Kreme location near you.

Fun Fact: Never Fear Losing Your CVS Extra Care Bucks Again!

Thanks Chi-Town Cheapskate and Budget Savvy Diva!

Did you know you can print your ECB’s (Extra Care Bucks) from

So next time you lost an ECB don’t worry about it, you can print it off!!!

Go to their website, log in or sign up and register your ECB card.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Starting Monday 5/30 through June 26 Burger Kind restaurant will give you a FREE 20 ounce soft drink with purchase of a WHOPPER (available for all WHOPPER Sandwiches, with the exception of the WHOPPER Jr. and the WHOPPER Value Meal)- Thanks, A Thrifty Mom!

Also, be on the lookout on your receipt! I got one that allowed me to take a survey and gave me a code for a FREE Whopper!

Free NasaDock® from NeilMed (Neti Pot)

I have always had great luck with NeilMed! I love their products and they always send their full size freebies in a timely manner!

To help NeilMed improve their products, fill out this survey. In exchange for your time, they will mail you a FREE NasaDock®.

Thanks, I Crave Freebies!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Got (cheap) BBQ Sauce?!

Fire up your grill with these YUMMY prices!

Foods Co:
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce:
Sale Price .78 - use $1/off 3 Coupon
Final Price: .45 each!

Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce:
Sale price .99
Use the .55 cent off Coupon
Final Price: .44 each!

Great Deals at Walgreens: Week of 5/29

Here are just a few things I will be stocking up on at Walgreen's this week! For a more comprehensive list, visit the Krazy Coupon Lady!

Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent, 25 – 32 loads, Powder, 36 loads
Buy One Get One Free, Limit 4
$1.00/2 – Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergents or Fabric Softener Sheets – (
$1.00/2 Arm and Hammer Laundry Products, any from SS 4/10
Final Price: Unknown

Kellogg’s Select Cereal, 8.7 – 15 oz or Pop-tarts, 8 pk $1.99
Limit, 4
$0.70/1 – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal – (
$1.00/2 – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereals – (
$0.70/1 – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal – (
$1.00/2 – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch or Raisin Bran Extra Cereals – (
$1.00/3 Kelloggs Cereals, any flavor 10 oz. or larger from RP 4/17 (exp 5/29)$1.00/3 Kelloggs Cereals, any flavor 8.7 oz. or larger from RP 5/15
$1.00/2 Kelloggs Frosted Mini-Wheats and/or Kelloggs Raisin Bran Cereals, any flavor 14 oz. or larger from RP 5/15
$1.00/3 Kelloggs Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries, any flavor 8 ct. or larger from RP 5/15
Final Price: As low as $1.29

Right Guard Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2 – 4 oz or Body Wash, 13.5 oz or Dry Idea Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.6 or 3 oz
Buy One Get One Free
B1G1 FREE Dry Idea or Right Guard product, any, max. value $4.49 from RP 5/1 (exp 5/31)
Final Price: 2 for FREE

Aquafresh Toothpaste, 4.6 or 6.4 oz $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 3
$1.00/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, any from RP 4/17 (exp 5/31)
Final Price: Free

Illy Caffe Coffee, 6.8 oz, Latte Macchiato or Cappuccino, 8.45 oz $2.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Babies R Us Diaper Bags as low as $2.98!

Yes, $2.98!

Just go online, and you can use code 945422 to get $10.00 off on all diaper bags. There are a few other diaper bags at this price as well. You can also get store pick up with no charge.

If you want to shop in store, print this $10.00 off coupon good on all diaper bags. This coupon is valid thru 5/30.

The Krazy Coupon Lady reported that she purchased a Winnie The Pooh diaper bag that was on sale for $12.98 and used the coupon, making it $2.98!

FBI Arrests "The Coupon Guy" for Coupon Fraud!

Lucas Townsend Henderson, 22, known as “The Coupon Guy”, Coupons Thumb was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday and charged with counterfeit coupon related crimes (wire fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods). Henderson allegedly distributed counterfeit coupons and an instruction manual on how to make counterfeit coupons via a website best known for child pornography and racist and anti-Semitic images. Many of the website’s participants engaged in active discussions about how to best exploit the counterfeit coupons and what kinds of excuses to use if caught.

If convicted, Henderson faces up to 30 years in prison and financial penalties.

Henderson spent the last several years at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), majoring in computer science with a focus on computer security and forensics. He worked at RIT’s Information & Technology Services’ Help Desk. Ironically, Henderson’s resume includes a reference to taking a class entitled Ethics in IT. It is our hope that RIT will take appropriate actions.

“How to Make Coupons,” a 45-page tutorial on designing coupons that would “scan at most any store in the U.S.,” thus tricking retailers.

The manual opens with a page listing “The 6 Commandments of Coupon Making,” including the admonition that the tutorial not be uploaded “to any permanent hosting.” Instead, the document should be shared on “anonymous image boards” (like 4chan) where “posts expire after a period of time.” Placing the tutorial at a permanent online location “makes it much easier for companies and moral assholes to come across them and warn stores about them.”
According to a U.S. District Court complaint sworn by FBI Agent Andre Cicero, the bureau has been probing the distribution over the Internet of counterfeit coupons designed to look like ones offered on, which is produced by News America Marketing, a subsidiary of Murdoch’s media conglomerate.

Want to learn more about how to spot a "Fake" Coupon? Check out this guide, courtesy of Budget Savvy Diva!

Walgreen's Memorial 2 Day Sale!

2 Day Sale – May 29th – 30th Only!
Ritz Crackerfuls $2
Get $2 RR
Use $1.50/1 or $1/1 Ritz Crackerfuls Filled Crackers 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/10/2011)
Use $0.75/1 Nabisco Ritz Multi-Grain Crackerfuls Product
Use $0.75/1 Ritz Crackerfuls Product
Final Price – FREE! Plus up to $1.50 Moneymaker!
Pure Drinking Water 24 pk $2.29
Coca-Cola 12 pks 3/$12
Get Free Diet Coke w/in-ad coupon wyb 3
Final Price: 4/$12
Budweiser 18 pk $13.99
Kingsford Charcoal Original or Match Light $3.99
Char-Broil Tabletop Charcoal Grill $11.99
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil 75 sq feet $1.99
Use $1/1 or $.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Use $1.50/2 Reynolds Wrap Foil AND Parchment Paper 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Final Price – $.99 cents!

Thanks, Budget Savvy Diva!

$10 for a 10 Week Membership at Sam's Club

Get a 10 week membership (lasts all summer) to Sam’s Club for only $10 when you sign up before June 5th! (new members only)

They guarantee you will like your membership or you’ll get your money back!

Thanks, Budget Savvy Diva!

New June Coupon Book Available this Weekend at Walgreen's!

Be on the look out for Walgreen's June Coupon Book! These books can be found at the ad stand at the entrance of the store. They are full of great Walgreen's Coupons!

Don't forget, you can pair these coupons with manufacturers coupons AND in store sales!

Here's a list of what you will find:

Here is the new Walgreens June Coupon Booklet. These coupons are valid 5/29 – 6/25 and should be in stores May 29th.

$0.99/3 Chex Mix, 5.5-12.6 oz or Bugles, 7.5 oz
$1.00/2 Emerald Mixed Nuts or Whole Cashews, 10 oz or Almonds, 11 oz
$1.00/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Nuggets or Miniatures, 11-13 oz
$0.25/1 Klondike Bar, 5.5 oz or Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bar, 3.75 oz
$1.00/2 Mars Minis, 10.5-13 oz
$1.00/2 M&M’s, 9.9-14 oz
$0.50/1 Nestle Lil’ Drums, 10 pk or Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches or Truffle Bars, 6 pk
$1.00/2 Starburst or Skittles, 14 oz
$1.00/2 Drano, 17 or 32 oz, Shout Color Catcher, 24 pk, Scrubbing Bubbles, 20 or 25 oz or 6 pk toilet gels, Pledge Fabric Sweeper, Wipes, 18 or 25 pk or Spray, 9.7 or 12.5 oz
$1.00/1 Glad Trash Bags, 25-80 pk, 13 or 30 gallon
$3.00/1 Kodak 35mm Film, 200, 400 or 800 speed, 96 total exp, 4 pk
$1.00/1 OFF! or Raid Products, .5 oz excluding OFF! Deep Woods Sportsmen Mini Spritz
$1.00/1 OFF! Deep Woods Sportsmen Mini Spritz, .5 oz
$1.00/1 Tuf paper towels 8 rolls, Real Soft Bath Tissue 12 double rolls
$1.00/2 Windex, 26 oz, wipes 28 pk, Fantastik 26 or 32 oz, Scrubbing Bubbles 16 oz, Shout 22 oz
$2.00/1 W Photo Single-use Camera with flash 400 speed, 27 exp
$2.00/1 Zippo Lighter
$6.00/1 L’Oreal 24 Hour Lash Boosting Power System
$3.00/1 L’Oreal Couleur Experte Hair Color or Touch On Highlights
$3.00/1 L’Oreal Lash Boosting Serum or Double Extend Mascara
$3.00/1 L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Smooth Souffle or Perfecting Base
$2.00/1 L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion, Voluminous Million Lashes or Illuminator Mascara
$2.00/1 L’Oreal Youth Code, .5-1.7 oz
$2.00/1 University Medical AcneFree Acne Foam Cleanser, 3 oz
$2.00/1 Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse, 16.9 oz
$4.00/1 Orajel Severe Toothache Gel, .25 or .33 oz, Liquid .45 oz or P.M. Cream .18 oz
$3.00/1 Rembrandt Toothpaste, 2.6 or 3 oz, Mouthwash, 16 oz
$15.00/1 Sonicare EasyClean Rechargeable Toothbrush
$20.00/1 Sonicare FlexCare Power Toothbrush
$10.00/1 Norelco Groomer 2020/31SM or Razors 6940LC or HS8420
$5.00/1 Norelco Stubble Trimmer QT4022, Hair Clipper QC5130 or Groomer G370
$1.00/1 Poise Bladder Control Pads 20pk, Ultra Thin Pads 30pk, Pantiliners 44 or 48pk
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups 19-44 pk
$1.00/1 Little Fevers Fever Reducer 1 oz
$5.00/1 1st Step Pro Wellness Glucosamine Chondroitin/MSM 16 oz
$1.00/1 Advil Congestion Relief 10 ct
$5.00/1 Applied Nutrition Supplements
$1.00/1 AZO PMS 24 ct or Pain Relief 30 ct, Cranberry 50 ct
$1.00/1 AZO Softgels 100 ct, Itch Relief Cream 1 oz, Tablets 12 ct, Yeast Tablets 60 ct, Urinary Tract Infection Test Strips 3 pk
$2.00/1 Benefiber Caplets 114 ct, Powder 48-125 dose, Chewable 100 ct, Stick Packs 24 or 28 ct
$5.00/1 Bifera Dual Action Iron Supplement, 30 ct
$10.00/1 Brainstrong Adult, 90 ct
$5.00/1 Brainstrong Toddler, Kids or Prenatal, 30 ct, Vitamins Plus, 30 ct, DHA Soft Gels
$2.00/1 Clear Eyes Complete Symptom Relief, .5 oz, Maximum Redness

Relief Drops, 1 oz
$10.00/1 Coromega Omega 3, 30 ct
$10.00/1 I-cool+D for Menopause, 45 ct
$3.00/1 Lamisil Cream, .42 or 1 oz, Spray 4.2 oz
$2.00/1 Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel, 1 oz
$5.00/1 ListenUp Personal Amplification Device
$4.00/1 Natrol Vitamins & Supplements
$1.00/1 Nature Made Triple Probiotic, 30 ct
$2.00/1 NeilMed NasoGel Drip Free Gel Spray, 1 oz
$3.00/1 NeilMed SinuFlo Ready Rinse Nasal Wash, 8 oz
$5.00/1 New Nordic Hair Volume, 30 ct
$10.00/1 Omron 5 Series Blood Pressure Monitor, Automatic Arm
$10.00/1 OneTouch Delica Lancing Device
$30.00/1 OneTouch Ultra2 Blood Glucose Monitor
$2.00/1 Similasan Eye or Ear Care
$3.00/1 Zantac Acid Reducer, 24 or 30 ct
$1.00/1 Zentrip Motion Sickness Strips, 8 pk
$3.00/1 Rest Easy Nasal Strips, 30 pk
$2.00/1 Wal-dryl Allergy Relief, 100 ct
$3.00/1 Wal-Fex Allergy Relief, 90 ct
$5.00/1 Wal-itin Allergy Relief, 150 ct
$5.00/1 Wal-Zyr Allergy Relief, 150 ct – includes 30 FREE tablets
$1.00/1 Wal-Zyr Children’s Chewables, 12 ct
$10.00/1 Walgreens Blood Pressure Monitor, Automa tic Wrist
$10.00/1 Walgreens Nicotine Gum, 160 or 170 ct, Lozenges, 108 ct
$1.00/2 Walgreens Nutritional Shake, 6 pk Original, Plus or High Protein or Powder, 14 oz
$2.00/1 Walgreens Sinus Wash Booster, 2 oz or Salt Jar, 10 oz
$2.00/1 Walgreens Sinus Wash Neti Pot Kit

Thank you Wild for Wags!

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Safeway Picks for Memorial Day Weekend!

Here are some items, that I will be buying at Safeway this weekend!

Nabisco Snack Crackers or Toasted Chips, 5.5 – 10 oz $1.99
Limit 4 (Good Thru 5/30 only)

Friday ONLY:
Tony Roma Ribs, 16 oz $5.00
Friday 5/27, Limit 4

Hillshire Farms Links or Sausage
Buy One Get One Free (Check for Hillshire Farms Coupons too!)
Tony Romas Ribs, 24 – 48 oz
Buy One Get One Free

Ball Park Beef Franks
Buy One Get One Free
$.75/1 Ball Park Products from RP 5/1
Final Price: Varies

Hebrew National Beef Franks
Buy One Get One Free

In Ad Coupons
Be Sure to go to and add these coupons (and more) to your rewards card!

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 5
Use $1.00/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs from SS 5/15
Final Price: $0.49 each when you buy 2

Kingsford Charcoal Briquets, 15.7 – 16.6 lbs $5.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 2

Safeway Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns, 8ct $0.99
With in ad coupon, No Limit

Mission Tortilla Chips, 20 oz $1.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing, 16 oz $1.19
With in ad coupon, Limit 3
Use $1.50/2 Wish-Bone or Western Salad Dressings from RP 5/22
$0.50/1 Wish-Bone or Western Salad Dressings from RP 5/22
$0.40/1 – Wish-Bone Bottle of Dressings, 16oz or Larger, Wish-Bone Western Dressings, 16oz or Larger, or Wish-bone Salad Spritzers, 7oz or Larger – (
Final Price: as low as $0.44 each when you buy 2

Bertolli Olive Oil, 17 oz $4.99
With in ad coupon, No Limit

Skippy Peanut Butter, 18.8 – 22 oz or Welch’s Grape Squeeze, 15 – 16.3 oz $1.69
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, 16 ct $2.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Lucerne Natural Slices, 8 oz $2.49
With in ad coupon, Limit 2

Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa, 24 oz $2.49
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Other Deals I will be partaking in:

Wholly Guacamole $3.29
$1.00/1 – Wholly Guacamole Product, Any – (
Final Price: $2.49

Nivea Lip Care $0.99
$1.00/1 Nivea Lip Care from All You May 2011
Final Price: FREE

Fresh Express Salad $3.29
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00/1 – Fresh Express Bag Salad – (
Final Price: $1.15 when you buy 2

Free Grill Brush at Ace Hardware this weekend!

If you like Ace Hardware on facebook, and then click Ace Offers, you can get a coupon for a free Grill Brush with $20 purchase. This is valid through 5/31 only.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

National Burger Weekend: Find Burger Deals with Groupon!

Groupon welcomes summer with National Burger Weekend—pause your backyard barbecue and check out all the burger deals in your area and across the country!

Old Navy Clearance Now through 5/30!

If you have some time this weekend, check out Old Navy's clearance sale! Through 5/30 get an EXTRA 30-50% off clearance items!


New Rite Aid Coupon Policy!

Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!

Here is Rite Aid’s new coupon policy which clarifies many points. There are now more restrictions on BOGO promotions and coupons. Also, customers will be limited to 4 like coupons per shopping trip.
If you shop Rite Aid, even occasionally, you MUST print this policy to keep in your binder!

Rite Aid – Coupon Acceptance Updated 5/25/11

To Our Valued Customers:
Rite Aid gladly accepts the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:


Manufacturer Coupons

Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products. The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.”

Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons

Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via e-mail. These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”
Rite Aid Valuable Coupons

Rite Aid coupons are labeled “variable coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.”
Internet/Print at Home coupons

Rite Aid will accept Internet/print at home coupons up to the equivalent value of $5.00 off.
A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an Internet coupon (even if printed off the Internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum.

+UP Reward Coupons

+UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any nonprescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon. Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.
Buy One, Get One Free

Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased. A customer can use one “cents off” coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.
Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.

Total Purchase Coupons

Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements. For example, $5 off a $25 purchase price threshold coupon.
These coupons are accepted under the following conditions:
The coupon is valid and in date; only one total purchase coupon per transaction.
Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).
Coupons for individual items can also be used including another “48″ coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction.
Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.


General Guidelines:

Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.
When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established.

Multiple Coupons

More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
All coupons match the item being purchased.
The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.
No more than one “48″ Rite Aid valuable coupon, one “49″ Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5″manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item.

****Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion. ****

**** This, to me, is the most important change to the policy. This will limit how many items we can purchase with coupons at one time, however, it will hopefully allow for HOT sale items to stay on the shelves for everyone to purchase :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Free Bowling May 25th in Rocklin, CA!

Get your Bowl On, this Wednesday in Rocklin, California!

Rocklin Lanes Open House Wednesday the 25th of May (5PM to 11PM). Free Bowling for all (Family, Friends, Businesses, etc.).

Included in our Free Open House will be 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental and lots and lots of fun. Lane reservations are scheduled on a first call first reserve basis, so call the center today! We reserve the right to place up to 6 persons per lane, so we recommend that you invite your family, friends and co-workers to join you for your reservation.

AMF Rocklin Lanes // 2325 Sierra Meadows Lanes, Rocklin, CA 95677 // (916)624-8216

*** Free bowling for kids all summer long! --- today to learn more and sign up!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Smart and Final: Great Finds and How to Shop!

I popped into Smart and Final the other day just to see what was there! I scored a few great deals!

Here are some tips for shopping the restaurant supply type stores:

Look for Clearance!

Smart and Final (at least the one near me) always has baked goods on clearance for 50% off - and they are good! I picked up a dutch crunch apple pie yesterday for $1.49. An ENTIRE PIE!

They are always marking down their fresh produce, lettuce, salad fixings etc. as they near expiration. If you eat veggies its a great way to get a good variety for a low cost. I got a pack of Zucchini Squash with 6 HUGE squash for $1.99. They were $1.99 per lb other places.

Look for Larger Quantities of things you use most:
Sometimes Bigger is better (but not always!). Compare the unit price to that of the stores where you regularly shop. If the unit price is cheaper, it's a better deal to go bigger!

Canned items like beans and veggies are often cheaper in larger cans. For instance, My family loves beans- black beans, pinto, white and kidney- my husband cooks with them all the time. A small can of black beans can cost me $1 on a good shopping day (not so many coupons available for beans I guess). I found large can (equal to 3 smaller cans) for $1.99 - sale price at Smart and Final. Much better deal than buying 3 smaller cans!

Check the Meat Dept!
I found Chicken Quarters for $.99 a lb! WAY Cheaper than anywhere else I have been recently!

Unfortunately, you can't use coupons at Smart and Final and places like it, so it's good to check them on occasion for those good deals!

Please tell me what deals you have found at Smart and Final! Comments are always welcome!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunday's Coupon Class in Sacramento!

Don't forget! We have a great class on getting your couponing started in Sacramento this weekend!

Here are the details again:
Been wondering about all of the "buzz" regarding TLC's new show "Extreme Couponing"? Have you thought of starting to coupon, but don't know where to start? We will fill you in!
My Deal Basement, is a Sacramento Based Blog, that is now offering coupon classes to help you get started!
In this class, learn the very basics of couponing:
Where to find Coupons
How to Organize your Coupons
How to Spot a Deal
Coupon Ettiquite and Ethics
How to Stock-pile (with out going over board)!
How to get brand name groceries, cleaning products, beauty items and more for little to NO COST!
We will teach you how to save time and MONEY!
Cost: $10 per person
Date: Sunday, May 22, 1pm -3pm
Place: Round Table Pizza 1566 Howe Ave Sacramento
What to Bring: $10 Class Fee (cash only please), Copies of the Current Sunday Newspaper (3 is recommended), a pen and your couponing questions!

Can't make it to the class? We'll bring our Coupon Classes to your mom's group, PTA, church or synagogue, or place of work! Host a CouponClass for your family & friends. *Minimum 5 participants required
The hostess or organizer of the Coupon Class will receive a free registration and gifts! Everyone attending will receive a coupon organizer filled with at least $20 worth of coupons!!
Group rates are available ... e-mail us or call 916-225-7773

Target Clearance, Cheap Mustard, Potatoes, Deodorant and More!

I stopped into another local Target today (I rotate them, to see what deals each have - like clearance!) and was pleasantly surprised to find lots on clearance today!

Look for the RED Clearance Tags in the Frozen Foods and grocery isles!

There were TONS on clearance! My favorite today was Bags of Frozen Hashbrown Potatoes for $1.12 (Market Pantry Brand).

Be on the look out for $.50 Peelies on French's Brown Mustard! Target had them for $1.04 today and with the coupon, they were $.54 !

Also, on Price Cut, was Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes for $1.02- I had $1.00 off/2 boxes coupons making them $.50!

While I was there I picked up the Sure Deodorant - on sale for $1.50 and I used $1.00 coupons and Old Spice Body Wash 2 Packs- on clearance for $3.40, and using $1.00 off Target, $1.00 off 2 MFC, and a B1G1 Free- making it $.74 for each 2 pack!

OH! And I used the $1.00 mobile coupon on the Philadelphia Cooking Cream along with my $1.50 off MFC making the cooking cream $.50!

There were more great deals, but I couldn't get to them all today!

Happy shopping!

"Cheap" Gas at Safeway!

Yes, that's right... I said $3.89 is CHEAP for gas! Here in Sacramento, CA, gas is coming down but it was nearly $5 a gallon and has been steadily decreasing this past week or so. Today, I found the cheapest gas to be $3.99/gal at Arco and Safeway! Yes, Safeway!

We have several Safeway Stores with gas stations in our area. The other day when I checked out at Safeway, the clerk reminded me that I had "earned" $.10/gal credit from my shopping there! I remembered that today, and got my gas for $3.89/gal! WOOHOO!

Be sure to check your receipts- it should be listed at the bottom, how many gas rewards you have earned and the date in which to use them by!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

$.25 Oscar Meyer Cracker Combos

My sister, caught this deal today: Oscar Meyer Cracker Combo's (similar to a Lunchable) are on sale $4/5. She remembered she had recent coupons for $1 off making them $.25 each!

Best Safeway Shopping Trip YET!

If you haven't registered your club card with the Just4U program online at, I HIGHLY Recommend that you do and check it before each shopping trip!!

Because of my personalized deals, I was able to save way more at Safeway, that I normally would using my coupons in combination with the store sales, club card discounts and in store-ad coupons.

Here are some of the deals:

Ragu Sauce- B1G1 (w/ club card) - Personalized Price, $1.40 ($.70 each)

Pedigree Dog Food: Regularly $17.99 - I paid $7.99-
There was a $4 Card Savings, $3 Just4U Savings and there was a $3 off Manufacturers Coupon ON THE BAG it's self! (I had a $2 off coupon, but am saving that for later!)

Kraft Deli Cheese- BIG SLICES- B1G1 Sale- PLUS A coupon Machine in front of the cheese with $1 off Big Slices = $2.49 FOR 2 packages!

Colgate toothpaste- On Sale $.99 each- I had $.75 off coupons making then $.25 each!

Oscar Meyer Cutting Board Lunch Meat- Regular Price $4.99. My Just4U Price, $2.49 and there are peelies for $1 off when you buy Oscar Meyer Bacon! Result, they were $1.49 each!

I bought a lot more and my total bill was $37.56. OVER 66% Savings!

Act II Movie Popcorn Singles 75% off at Rite Aid

Check your Rite Aid! I bought Act II popcorn singles for $.22 each. That was cheaper than buying a box of Act II (with 3 packages) that was on sale!

I Made Money at Walgreens! And Free Toothbrushes, Tape, Cheap Gelatin ...

I saved $18.87 at Walgreen's today and actually MADE money leaving the store! I am so excited! This is my first time actually MAKING money by leaving a store with almost $20 worth of merchandise!

I just stopped into Walgreens - unprepared- so I hadn't scoped out the deals before I went (I don't recommend this). But even without preparation, I headed in with my coupons and saved anyway!

I picked up a can of French's French Fried Onions- on clearance for $1.59. I used my $.75 off coupon paying a total of $.84

I then got 5 Royal Gelatin's for $1 using the in-ad coupon (good through 5/21).

I also had a Scotch 3M Magic Tape Coupon for $1 off one- and Walgreen's had an in-ad coupon for buy one, get 2 (yes 2) FREE! I bought one at $1.99, got 2 free and $1 off- paying $.33 each :)

The Best Deal, by far, were the FREE Reach Tooth Brushes! They were on clearance for .99 and I had $2/2 Single Brushes so I got them for FREE! The Bonus: I got $4 to spend on my next purchase at Walgreens!!

The Krazy Coupon Lady explains this best (had I checked her site before my trip, I would have know!): There is a Catalina promotion going on right now for Reach toothbrushes through 6/12. Walgreens would be a good place to take advantage of this deal. The Reach toothbrushes there are only $0.99 through 5/28. First, here’s the details of the Catalina:

Buy 2, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Buy 4, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

Here’s how to make some money when you buy Toothbrushes:

Reach Toothbrushes $0.99
Buy 4, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Use 4 $1.00/1 Reach Toothbrushes from SS 4/17
Or use 2 $2.00/2 Reach Toothbrushes from SS from 5/8
Pay $0.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $4.00 Moneymaker

My total out the door was $3.46 for 16 items and I got $4 back to boot!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

All You Magazine Coupons!

In the June Issue, you will find...

$1 off Sally Hansen Beauty Tool Purchase of $2+ (exp 7/15/2011)
$2/1 Purpose Skincare Product (exp 7/31/2011)
$5/$10 NYC New York Color Products (exp 6/30/2011)
$2/1 got2b Styling Product (exp 8/1/2011)
$1/1 Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product, 4 oz+ (exp 9/30/2011)
B1G1 Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail (exp 7/31/2011)
B2G1 Nivea Bodywash (up to $5.99) (exp 6/30/2011)
$1/1 Nivea Body Lotion (exp 6/30/2011)
B1G1 Nestle Juicy Juice WYB Huggies Little Swimmers (exp 7/31/2011)
$5/1 Zegerid OTC, 42 ct (exp 9/30/2011)
$2/1 Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles (exp 8/31/2011)
$1/1 Keri Product (exp 7/31/2011)
$1/1 NoDoze, 30 ct+ (exp 7/31/2011)
$2/1 Slow Fe (exp 7/31/2011)
$1.50/1 Mineral Ice (exp 7/31/2011)
$0.35/1 Odwalla Product (exp 10/1/2011)
$1.50/1 Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Topical Drops for Dogs or Cats (exp 6/30/2011)
$3/1 Celebration Foods Ice Cream Cake (exp 7/31/2011)
$1/1 Shedd’s Country Crock Spread and bag of Lender’s Bagels (exp 8/12/2011)
$1/1 Skinny Cow Candy (exp 8/31/2011)
$1/1 Olivari Olive Oil (exp 7/15/2011)
$0.55/1 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal (exp 6/30/2011)
$0.75/1 Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream or Novelty Carton (exp 8/31/2011)
$0.50/1 King’s Hawaiian Sandwich Buns or Mini Sub Rolls (exp 8/31/2011)
$1/3 King Oscar Sardines (exp 8/31/2011)
B1G1 Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows WYB Honey Maid Grahams and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 Mrs. T’s Pierogies (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 Marzetti Slaw Dressing (exp 9/30/2011)
$0.50/1 Kleenex Hand Towels (exp 7/15/2011)
$2/1 Sevin Product (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 White Cloud Product (excludes 4 roll tissues) (exp 8/7/2011)
$3/1 Pure Protein Powder (exp 12/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Pure Protein Bar (exp 12/31/2011)
$0.50/1 VIVA Paper Towels Big Roll or larger (exp 7/15/2011)
$1/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (exp 7/31/2011)
$1/1 Crunch ‘n Clean Dog Biscuit or Treat (exp 6/30/2012)
$1.50/2 Crunch ‘n Clean Cat Treats (exp 6/30/2012)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Kleenex Hand Towels (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND VIVA Paper Towels (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters Milk Chocolate, 6 ct (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Nature’s Path Boxed Granola (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND McCormick Recipe Inspiration (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Juicy Juice 8 pk (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Huggies Little Swimmers (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All you July’s Issue AND Vassarette Pantry (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash (exp 7/22/2011)
$2/1 Amro (exp 9/30/2011)
$1.50/1 Nylabone Non Edible Chew (exp 9/1/2011)
$1.50/1 Nylabone Non Edible Chew or Treat (exp 9/1/2011)

(Thanks You, Adventures of a Couponista!)

The "Whole Story" How to Feed a Family of Four on A Budget This Summer!

Here is a great article on how to feed a family of four on a budget from Whole Foods!

Ready to taste summer savings? In the latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide we’ve got a week’s worth of budget-friendly meal ideas to kick start your summer and your family’s taste buds! With a little planning, you can savor summer flavors with ease and save a few bucks. Here’s how:

MONDAY: Veggie Monday

Make it soup and salad: Gazpacho served with goat cheese and roasted red pepper grilled sandwiches.

TUESDAY: Breakfast for Dinner

Make whole-wheat pancakes topped with fresh summer fruit—cherries, blueberries and peaches are seasonally perfect choices. Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Serve with Wellshire bacon or turkey bacon (with no synthetic nitrates or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors). Don’t forget to use our $1 off coupon online or in the summer issue of The Whole Deal.

WEDNESDAY: Midweek Simple

It doesn’t get any simpler than this to feed a family of four during a busy weeknight: Our Rotisserie Chicken Meal Deal with your choice of cole slaw, potato salad or macaroni salad is a delicious answer for a simple midweek meal. A high-quality meal at a great value, especially if you use our coupon for a free side.

THURSDAY: Cinco de Mayo Any Time

Guacamole and cheese nachos and Southwestern Couscous Salad topped with thin slices of grilled beef (ask at your store’s meat counter to find out what’s on sale that’s best for grilling). Finish your meal with frozen fruit bars made with real fruit – a Sure Deal! in the summer issue of The Whole Deal.


Wrap up the week with a picnic-perfect meal of mixed green salad with grilled shrimp. Start by marinating shrimp for 10 minutes in a vinaigrette. Grill the shrimp on skewers, remove and place over the salad. Serve with sliced Health Starts Here® bread and hummus.

WEEKEND: Savory Summer Brunch

Scrambled eggs with tomato, peppers, fresh corn and jack cheese. Serve accompanied by a fresh herb salad with berries, Mother’s Day Fruit Tartlets and Honeydew Green Tea or Lambrusco Coolers for a brunch to remember!

Read the "Whole Story" Here!

Get ready to savor summer without breaking the bank! What are your ideas for cooking summer meals on a budget?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Old Navy Flip Flops Only $1.00, Saturday, 5/14 ONLY!

On Saturday 5/14 at Old Navy you can get flip flops for $1.00! This is a one day sale in stores only. This sale is exclusively to card holders only. And has a limit of 5 per customer. Go HERE for more information.

Thanks, For the Mamas!

Rumor has it the $1 sale for EVERYONE will be next weekend 5/21 :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Not-So Extreme Couponing Class! Couponing 101

Been wondering about all of the "buzz" regarding TLC's new show "Extreme Couponing"?

Have you thought of starting to coupon, but don't know where to start?
We will fill you in!

My Deal Basement, is a Sacramento Based Blog, that is now offering coupon classes to help you get started!

In this class, learn the very basics of couponing:
Where to find Coupons
How to Organize your Coupons
How to Spot a Deal
Coupon Ettiquite and Ethics
How to Stock-pile (with out going over board)!
How to get brand name groceries, cleaning products, beauty items and more for little to NO COST!
We will teach you how to save time and MONEY!

Cost: $10 per person
Date: Sunday, May 22, 1pm -3pm
Place: Round Table Pizza 1566 Howe Ave Sacramento
What to Bring: $10 Class Fee (cash only please), Copies of the Current Sunday Newspaper (3 is recommended), a pen and your couponing questions!

Register Here:

Can't make it to the class? We'll bring our Coupon Classes to your mom's group, PTA, church or synagogue, or place of work! Host a CouponClass for your family & friends. *Minimum 5 participants required

The hostess or organizer of the Coupon Class will receive a free registration and gifts! Everyone attending will receive a coupon organizer filled with at least $20 worth of coupons!!
Group rates are available ... e-mail us or call 916-225-7773

Monday, May 9, 2011

FREE Arby's Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich w/ Pepsi Purchase!

Print this coupon and use it between 5/9 and 5/15! Just buy a 22oz Pepsi and present the coupon! It's that easy!

Free Cinnabon this week for Nurses!

May 6-12 is Nurses week! Nurses can get their free Classic Cinnabon Roll by presenting their health care ID!

Click here for all of the details!

My Walgreens Trip Today!

Had a great trip to Walgreen's today! I picked up 4 FREE packages of Carefree panty liners with the coupons out of Sunday papers- ALL COMPLETELY FREE (they were on sale for .99) and Excedrine PM was on sale for $2.99 and I had 2 coupons for $2.50 off Excedrine PM making them .50 each!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Walmart's Ad Match Guarantee

Here is a great synopsis of Walmart's Ad Match Guarantee in layman's (or woman's)terms:

Our Ad Match Guarantee

We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.
We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*

* Buy one, get one free ads with a specified price
* Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)

* Competitors' ads that feature a specific item for a specified price at a specific retailer
* Example: $2.99

* Preferred shopping card advertised prices for specific item
* that are in a printed ad and require a competitor's shopping card for the discount to apply

* For fresh produce and meat items
* when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

* We will match any local competitor's advertised price.
* We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor's ad.
* Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

* Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
* example: "Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C"

* Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
* example: "Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free"

* Items that require a purchase to get a competitors' gift card
* example: "Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card

* Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
* Going out of business or closeout prices
* Percentage off
* example: "All mascara, 40% off"

* Competitors' private label price promotions

We do not honor:

* Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.
* Internet pricing
* Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
* Competitor ads from outside of the store's local trade territory

Download Our Ad Match Guarantee

Expired Coupons Can Benefit Military Families Overseas!

Did you know that your expired and unused coupons can benefit military families overseas? I learned this while visiting one of my favorite bloggers The Krazy Coupon Lady!

Here's the info, according to her site:
Did you know that overseas military members can use expired coupons up to six months past their expiration date? Military families stationed overseas are often living on one income and money can be scarce. Let’s support our military by showing them some coupon love! The readers of are coming together each month to send our unused and expired coupons overseas. Please join us in sending in your coupons to one of our many adopted bases.

Anxious to send your coupons? Visit her complete page on how to sort and send them properly by clicking here.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Was Coupon Fraud Committed on TLC's Extreme Couponing Show?

This is a very disturbing article but it looks very credible considering the evidence they provide on how one of the highlighted "Couponers" fraudulently used coupons for one product on other products of a similar "family" to maximize the savings.

It makes for a very interesting read! Check out CrazyCoupons take on this!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tidy Cat Litter 27cents at Walmart!

I got a great deal on cat litter today at Walmart!
The small bags of Tidy Cat, Cat Litter were $1.77 each
I had coupons that were $1.50 Off any bag making them .27 each!!

Of Course I stocked up!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Great Deals at Safeway today!

Anybody wanna guess how much I spent on these groceries today at Safeway?

Between the sales, my club card (and personalized deals I got online at, coupons and an Extra Safeway postcard with FREEBIES coupons, I SCORED!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Museums on Us From Bank of America

If you are a debit card holder from Bank of America, they are offering a "Museums On Us" program where you can visit museums on the first weekend of every month- all for free, just for being a customer.

Each Cardholder gets free admission to over 150 museums nationwide!

Find out more about this program and about what museums are participating near you, by clicking here!

Friday, March 11, 2011

AMF Bowling Coupon- Good for One Week Only!

Another Great Coupon from AMF Bowling!
Just Print and Go for $20 OFF your next game of 4 or more people!

There is a dailly limit to the number of coupons that can be printed, but it is reset everyday so if you can’t get the coupon by the time you see this, try again tomorrow morning.

NOTE: Redeem your coupon before it expires in one week!

Free Build-A-Bear Animal! Now Through 3/13!

Visit Build-A-Bear this weekend ONLY and you can get a free animal ($12 value) with this printable coupon. This offer is valid now through Sunday, March 13, 2011 only and cannot be duplicated!

What a HOT Offer!

Free 7-Day Supply of Lancome's Génifique

Get a Free 7-Day Supply of Lancome's Génifique!

Lancôme's Génifique is their first skincare that boosts the activity of genes and stimulates the production of youth proteins. It is a true skincare innovation with seven worldwide patents pending. Génifique is the foundation of every woman’s skincare at any age or for any skin concern.

Print this Génifique coupon and bring to your nearest Lancôme counter for a free 7-day supply of Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate. Expires 3/31/11.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Payless BOGO 1/2 Price + 20% Off Online!

Today through next Tuesday, March 15th Payless Shoe Source is having their big BOGO 50% off sale on everything in-stock. To top that off, if you order online, you can also get an extra 20% off your order with the coupon code 42515!

WOOHOO Spring Shoes, here we come!

Bath & Body Works Coupon: Free Lip Item w/ Purchase!

Click here to score your Bath & Body Works new coupon that will give you a FREE Lip Item (up to an $8 value) with any Full-Size True Blue Spa purchase! This coupon is good through Sunday, March 13th.

Thanks, Bargain Blessings!

Starbucks: Free Petites March 10-12!

Starbucks is Celebrating!!

"To mark the last 40 years, we invite everyone to join us for Tribute Days. This event is a celebration of you – because without you, there is no us.

If you come to Starbucks between 2 and 5 p.m. on March 10-12, we’ll treat you to a free Starbucks Petites when you order any handcrafted beverage (while supplies last). We hope to see you there, and please feel welcome to invite a friend."

Click here for all the details:

What are Petites? According to the Starbucks Site:

"These are our new, perfectly sized treats. There are eight different ones, and each is less than 200 calories!"

Monday, March 7, 2011

Save Money & Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

This is a particularly special post for me because I am a HUGE supporter for cancer research. I was widowed in my 20's when my first husband, Jason, lost his battle with leukemia.

Print this coupon and take an Extra 30% off your entire purchase 3/17 – 3/20!

Coupon is valid in-store at:

Old Navy
The Gap
The Gap Outlet
Banana Republic
Banana Republic Factory Store

Let's Go Shopping & Cure Cancer!!

Family Emergency: Sorry for the lack of posts!

Hey all, just wanted to apologize for the lack in posts. My husband has acquired a bone infection and is spending 6 weeks in the hospital! Thankfully he should be just fine... but it's taken me away from home a lot more than usual!

Stay tuned! Deals will be posted as quickly as possible :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

FREE sample of Matrix Biolage Créme Masque

Click here to get a FREE sample of Matrix Biolage hydrathérapie Aqua Immersion Créme Masque, while supplies last!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How I Shop: I Have Coupons, Now What? Part 1 Mindset

It has taken me about 6 months to start really understanding how to best utilize all of these coupons that I have been collecting!

Mindset has been the biggest struggle for me. I have been known to been know to bring home bargains that I didn't really need. Now with couponing, I am getting better because I have raised my standards on what I REALLY think is a good deal.

Here's what I mean: I used to go to a discount store (like Big Lots or Grocery Outlet) and think, "wow, that's a great deal!" However, those stores DON'T take coupons! Since I started my coupon adventure, I have learned that there were more deals (better deals) in the stores that I go to on a regular basis that DO take coupons and put items in my pantry for pennies on the dollar!

Twitter has been a great resource for my learning curve. I began following popular couponing "pros" like @thekrazycouponlady and right there in my twitter feed, were coupon match ups, and suggested shopping scenarios to help me maximize my savings! It really made my life so much easier!

Once I started finding the deals that they were posting about, I had to find the time to get to all of these stores to obtain the deals. Once I made this more of a challenge to myself to see how much money I could save, it became more of a field trip than a shopping trip. I have come to LOVE going to the various stores (some that I had not stepped foot in a LONG time because I THOUGHT they were too expensive).

There is a sort of "high" that you get when you are leaving the store with FREE or really cheap items (especially if they are items I use on a regular basis!).

I have learned some lessons along the way:

* Don't shop in a hurry! I always pay more!
* Don't buy just because you have a coupon! I've done that and I end up spending money on items I don't need which defies the purpose of me couponing!
* Work the sales! Once I got to a point where I wasn't always running out the door to "pick something up" (because I have a good base/Mini-stockpile). Now, I look at what I need, and look at the sale and try to buy more (for less!)
* Don't forget, you can stack coupons! It took me awhile to realize that I could use a store-specific coupon AND a manufacturer coupon to get an even better deal! Places like Target offer online store coupons that I print out and stack with the coupons I have clipped already! It's a great way to save even more!
* De keep an eye out for Clearance items and "Roll Back" (at Walmart) items! This is where I get some of my best deals because the item is not only on sale, but a rock bottom (hopefully) prices, and couple them with my coupons! I especially love this for items I wouldn't normally buy for myself at full price (Makeup, clothing, items I want to try).

Changing my mindset was definitely more than "half the battle" in becoming fully committed to being more frugal and fattening up my wallet!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

BOGO Sonic Burger Coupon!

Thanks, CouponDad for heads up on this one!

Sonic Drive Thru is offering a BOGO Sonic Burger Coupon good through February 28,2011. Good a participating locations.

Get your coupon here!

How I Shop: Stocking Up at Safeway!

I have been fielding a lot of questions from friends, family and readers about finding the best deals, couponing tips and just exactly "how do you do it?"

So, Im going to start a series of blog posts on "How I Shop". I have philosophies that work for me, so feel free to take what you like from it and apply it to your next shopping trip!

Safeway, is a place that I had avoided for a long, long time, as I was on a serious budget and my (mis)perception was that Safeway was one of the more expensive places to shop.

That was BEFORE I discovered the art of couponing AND the added services that Safeway has added to their club card system!

First, I highly recommend that you go online to and register your rewards card (or get one if you don't already have one). When you register your Rewards Card online, you have access to the "Just for U" benefits.

Once registered, you can save time (and money) by:
* adding manufacturers coupons exclusive to Safeway (just click and save)
* add club card reward offers (and Safeway coupons offered in their weekly ads)
* add PERSONALIZED deals Just For U!

Once all of your deals are added, you can print your list (which I highly recommend) or you can make it hard on yourself (like I do with no printer at home) and write a list of products in a notebook that I want to take advantage of.

I then attempt to do some coupon matching of clipped coupons I have at home prior to going shopping.

Once I'm organized, I move up and down the isles and check things off my list! All discounts are taken at the register).

Safeway is famous of their BOGO (buy one get one) offers. I LOVE THESE! You can use Manufacturers Coupons to reduce your price even more!

I especially love their BOGO Meat Sales! I have noticed them twice in the last 6 months. I have been able to save on more expensive cuts of meat and max packs (larger quantities) and been able to stock up my freezer! I budget an extra $100 for this trip, because that means I get $200 in meat (and yes, it actually does make a difference on the per lb price!). This saves me in the long run, because I don't have to budget weekly to buy meat.

Safeway is also known for their SUPER sales on and around holidays. Just recently I was able to get Nabisco snack crackers (Triscuits, Wheat Thins, and Cheeze-Its) for less thatn $1/ box! I took advantage of their sales, my personalized / club card deals, and my clipped coupons!

I stock up on deals where I know the sale price is (at minimum) 50% or more off of the retail price. Because stores are known for upping their prices before applying the sale price, so it just "appears" that it's a good deal. I have been getting REALLY good at eye-balling what things go for at all the other stores that I shop at, so I know comparatively, whether or not it's a good deal.

Hope fully this gives you a little insight into how I tackle (what I consider to be) one of the more complicated stores and how to maximize your savings!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Down and Dirty on Dishwasher Detergent! Don't Ditch Your Dishwasher Until You Read This!

So my hubby asked me recently "have you noticed our dishes don't seem to be getting as clean these days?" Not having to do much more than load the dishwasher (my lovely Mother In Law usually puts them away) I said "not really". And then he showed me a glass. YUCK! He said he had recently read that dish washing companies were changing their formulas because of a recent ban on the use of a particular additive that actually cleans the dishes!

Today, on a fun outing with the family, a close family friend said, "I ALMOST bought a new dishwasher this week." I said "Almost?" She said, "Yes, I was noticing that my dishes weren't getting clean and I thought something was wrong with my dishwasher. And then, I learned that they have removed the phosphates out of our dish washing detergent."

A light bulb went off in my head-- If SHE was considered replacing a PERFECTLY good dishwasher, for no good reason- all because of a change by the detergent companies, then HOW MANY OTHER people are thinking the same thing? Hence, the blog post!

It turns out that in July of last year, many states adopted a phosphate ban in dishwasher soaps! Phosphate, unbeknown to me, is the main cleaning agent in our trusty old detergent, and is apparently unhealthy for our environment (apparently it promotes algae growth).

Not all states have banned it (in fact my own state, California has not yet joined the ban). But the manufacturers of these products decided not to create just a "phosphate free" formula but decided to reformulate their products for all 50 states!

So, there you go! Don't go out and replace your dishwasher! It's not their fault! You can read the complete article here

Here are some tips for improving your "Clean Factor" despite the formula change in your detergent:

* Add a cap full or two of white vinegar to your load! That helps keep your glassware sqeeky clean!
* Use a Dishwasher Cleaner every 6 months
* Use a Water Softener
* Try adding some citric acid to your loads

Tell us your favorite "dish washing" tips! Just don't ditch your dishwasher!

Valentine's Day Freebies and Deals

Here are some great deals if you are celebrating Valentine's day on a budget!

Send a Valentine and a coupon for a free Pancake Puppies Sundae with any entree purchase at Denny’s ($2.00 value). Both you and your Valentine recipient will get the coupon that expires on March 21.

Get a free cookie with any purchase at Subway on Monday, February 14 at participating Subway restaurants. Be sure to PRINT your coupon here!

Here’s a coupon to Buy One Entree, Get One Entree Free at IHOP valid on Monday, February 14.

Regardless of where you go, celebrate with the ones you love!

Finish Powerball Quantum Automatic Dishwasher Detergent $.75 at Target

Today I wish I had extra coupons while I was at Target! Finish Powerball Quantum Automatic Dishwasher Detergent (10 count) were on sale for 2/$5. Normally, I wouldn't jump at this deal, however, I had two HIGH value coupons for this product! I had one for $1/1 and one $2.50/1 so COMBINED with the sale, I got them for $.75 each! LOVE IT!!

Walmart Finds 2/11/2011

I've been working on getting better and better at finding deals at my local stores. Yesterday's trip was to Walmart, where I had a coupon for EVERYTHING I bought!

I had some great finds! My husband loves the new Kraft Sandwich Shop Flavored Mayo. Walmart had them for $1.50 (regular price) and I used my .75 coupons/1 and got all 3 flavors for .75 each!

In the rice and pasta isle, I found more great deals! Healthy Harvest and Smart Taste pastas from Ronzoni were $1.08 on Rollback! I had $1 off coupons for the Smart Taste = .08 yes, that is EIGHT cents for each box! I had $1/2 so I got the others for $.58 a box- not too bad!

I then found Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Fast and Natural Rice with a Peelie! The price was $2.18. The Peelie was $.75/1 box and then I had a coupon for an additional $1.00= $.43!

In total with all of my coupons, I save $28.01! Enough for hubby and I to go out and enjoy an early Valentine's Day Dinner!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

20 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Here are some great ideas from my client, Realtor Clif Hagstadt with Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, CA!

20 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Give the gift of time- make a special effort to spend extra time with the person you love.

Make something- Organize your wife’s recipes into a folder or binder. Take a photo your wife or husband will love and matte it and put it in a frame for them to hang on the wall.

Take over your spouse’s chores for a day-or longer- Give your spouse a “day off” from the cooking, cleaning, or other regular chores. Or better yet, do them for a week. I would love it if my wife took out the trash for a week!

Give them free time- If you have children, offer to watch the kids for a whole day, letting them do whatever they want.

Go out to dinner early early- look for early bird specials, many restaurants offer them regularly, and even more do on Valentine’s day.

Go on out to dinner on another day- Although you may find some good dining deals on V-day, you could end up spending more on Valentine’s Day due to the huge crowds at some places, as it may limit your choices to somewhere more expensive. Consider going on another day.

Go out for a Valentine’s Day lunch- Lunch is almost always cheaper, so you can probably afford to go somewhere even nicer than you would have taken him or her for dinner for the same amount of money.

Go for a walk- Take your husband or wife for a romantic walk somewhere, and bring a bottle of wine.

Plan a picnic- Instead of going out to eat, pack a picnic lunch with some goodies and head out in the afternoon, skipping the dinner out all together.

Go out for drinks and appetizers- to cut back on the full course dinner expense.

Eat in- Another way to skip going out to dinner is to cook a gourmet meal at home.

Give coupons- Not grocery store coupons, of course! Give coupons for a massage, back rub, or other romantic ideas .

Breakfast in bed- Make your valentine a full course breakfast at home and serve it to them in bed.

Make your own card- Spend some time making a nice card, with a personal note written in it.

Pick your own flowers- Don’t take them from somewhere you shouldn’t, but if you have some in your yards, or a friendly neighbor’s yard, pick your own flowers.

Bake something- Bake your partner their favorite dessert or treat.

Write a poem- Write the love of your life a poem, describing how much the mean to you and why you love them.

Make a video, CD, or DVD compilation- My wife is always reminding me to download photos off the camera. Take those photos and put them on a CD or DVD, or take home videos and make a compilation. Or load their MP3 player with some of their favorite songs they don’t have on it yet.

Put together a gift basket- Put together a basket with your wife’s favorite soaps and lotions, or one full of golf accessories for your husband- or other items related to their interests or hobbies.

Take a day trip- Gas is fairly cheap, and if you have a romantic destination within driving distance of your house, such as a beach, the mountains, etc., you can make a day of it.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Big Deals at Big Lots!

From time to time, I stop by various Big Lots Stores as they will often carry different items and sometimes have different prices on items I use and love!

Today, I went to my second Big Lots this week and walked away with all of this for $23.29!

I was able to use my rewards card and receive an extra 20% Off (until 1/30/11).

Here were some of my finds after the discount:
Kraft Mac and Cheese 5pk $2.39
S&W Green Beans $.48/can
Lucks Great Northern Beans $.48/can
DelMonte Wax Beans $.40/can
Puffs Plus (w/ Lotion) 60ct. Cube $.80
V8 Berry Blend $1.60
Welch's Grape Jelly (extra Lg Jar) $2.00

Of course, no MF coupons were used, but it was still a great shopping trip with lots of savings!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Big Lots Finds!

I did my monthly stop into our local Big Lots Store as I never know what bargains I'm going to find!

I am please to say I found many great things, but two REALLY Good Deals!

The first was EverPure Shampoo with a travel shampoo for $2.00! I was super excited because I priced this out at Walmart last week at it was nearly $6! I bought the two that our store had!

I then found Quilted Northern Ultra Plush (3 ply)6 JUMBO Rolls for $3.50!

To sweeten this deal even more, I was recently sent a Rewards Club 20% off Coupon, so it made the Toilet Paper $2.80 and the EverPure $1.60!


Stop by your Big Lots Store and let me know what you find!

Friday, January 14, 2011

2011 National Park FREE Admission Days!

Ready, set ... GO!

January 15-17
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
April 16-24
(National Park Week)
June 21
(First day of summer)
September 24
(Public Lands Day)
November 11-13
(Veterans Day weekend)

40% OFF Justice for Girls

Print your coupon here, or use online code 728 at

FREE Mini Bare Escentuals Trio w/ Purchase from Sephora

Get a mini foundation, primer and brush with purchase at Sephora!

Print your coupon here!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year, New Money Management

One of my favorite things about the new year, is a fresh start for my finances! Here is a great resource, Mint.comto help you (and me) get a jump start of creating better financial decisions in 2011! Best of all, it's FREE!

Online ONLY: Save an Extra 40% Off Clearance at Aeropostale

Online only: Extra 40% off clearance w/ coupon code: JANCLEAR thru 1/9 + Sale on now with up to 70% off at Aeropostale!

Free Sample of Purina Cat Food from Target

Free Sample of Purina Cat Food From Target! I love these!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Adopt A Dog & Get FREE Food For a Month!

Adopt a dog and get FREE dog food for a month from Pedigree!

To order your free food, simply fill out this form, attach proof of adoption (copies of adoption documentation and receipt for fee/donation–please don't send originals), and mail it in!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Deal Alert! Rite Aid & Malt-O-Meal Cereal!

Today, 1/5/2011, I went to Rite Aid to do a little bargain hunting! Here is what I found:

Malt-O-Meal Cereal 2 for $3

I used the $2 off 2 coupons I had:

and got each box for .50 !!

Even better, the coupon reads "of cereals 15.5 oz or greater" but the boxes were all 15 oz and it still took the coupon!

Saturday, January 1, 2011