Friday, October 2, 2009

Best Deal on the Nintendo Wii

Amazon has a very good deal for the Nintendo Wii. Nintendo recently dropped the purchase price to $199.99 plus you can also get a $25 Amazon gift card when purchasing! (Don't forget this also qualifies for free shipping!) Gift card details

New Coupons

The coupons at have reset this month with lots of good ones. There are also some hot coupons for childrens toys that could be paired with all the upcoming holiday sales! Don't forget, you are able to print 2 per computer. You can click through the image on my sidebar or click here to start printing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cake Mania Free on Amazon

I currently have this game on my iPhone and I absolutely LOVE it! You can download it for free at Amazon right now. Just click on the image above.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Coupon Preview 9/20

There will be two coupon inserts in this sunday's paper. It will be one Red Plum and one Smart Source. To see the full preview of the upcoming coupons click here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Target Coupon Policy

Target has finally put up their coupon policy on their website. Go here to print it out and make sure to take it with you whenever you go to Target.
Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!

I find I always have to use my printout. Last week I purchased two Arm and Hammer trial size toothpastes at $1.07 each and when I handed the cashier the $3.00 off two coupon she refused it. I got out my coupon policy and told her she could adjust the coupon. She said she was confused because the managers had always told her to refuse coupons that had a higher value than the item. So she called her manager to confirm what I had told her. The manager seemed very upset and said it was common sense to know that the manufacturer did not intend for this coupon to be used on trial size items. I told her, as politely as I possibly could, that it was common sense to read her store's coupon policy and to make herself familiar with it. When she noticed I had gotten upset over her remark she immmediately apologized and said she would only give me the discount today but next time she wouldn't. I really don't like going to Target but unfortunately, they have some really good deals. If only they would update their employess on their policies!
Anyways, I hope this will help us on our trips to Target.

Henry's Deals 9/9 - 9/16

Don’t forget that if you shop on Wednesdays at Henry’s you get the sale prices of both this and last week’s circular.


Green and Red Romaine Lettuce 2/$1

Yellow Peaches $0.88/lb

Strawberries 1lb package $0.88 each

Broccoli Crowns 2lbs/$1.00

Bartlett or Bosc Pears 2lbs/$1.00

Hass Avocados 2/$1.00

Roma Tomatoes $0.88/lb

Organic Produce:

Hass Avocados $0.97 each

Gala Apples $0.97/lb

Bartlett Pears $0.97/lb

Yellow Peaches $0.97/lb

Carrots 5lb bag 2/$5.00


Cascadian Farms Organic Frozen Vegetables 2/$5.00 use $1.00 here

Annie’s Homegrown Organic Mac & Cheese 3/$5.00

Horizon Organic Lowfat/Fat-Free Yogurt 6oz. $0.75/each

Meat & Deli:

Natural Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $0.79/lb

Natural Boneless Rib Eye Steak $5.99/lb

Wild Fresh Coho Salmon Fillets $5.99/lb

Mild cheddar cheese $1.99/lb

Buying in Bulk:

Pinto Beans $0.89/lb

Long Grain Brown Rice $0.69/lb

Free Lesson Planner

This may come a little late since most of us homeschoolers have already planned out our next school year but just in case, Knowledge Quest Maps is offering a free lesson planner. Click here to be taken to the link.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vons 9/9 - 9/15

Here are the best deals and coupon matches for this week. Thanks to Abundant Food Savings for her help in compiling these.

72 HOUR SALE Friday - Sunday

Mission Tortilla Chips .99 cents

Bumble Bee Tuna - .88 cents get $1 off 2 when you friend them on Facebook HERE = .38 cents each

DiGiorno frozen pizza $3.99 use $1 off from 8/23 Smart Source = $2.99

Starbucks Coffee $5.99

Rice or Pasta Roni .89 cents

Safeway Brand cheese singles .99 cents

Safeway hamburger buns .99 cents - which is just silly because there is a Super coupon for these for .79 cents

SUPER COUPONS See each coupon for limits

Hormel Lunch meat $1.99 use .55 cents off one HERE = $1.44

Johnsonville brats or Italian Sausage $2.99

Tyson Breaded selections chicken $3.99 use $1 off from 8/2 Smart Source = $2.99

Safeway frozen boneless skinless chicken breast $1.69 per Lb ( 4 lb pack ) use $1 off HERE = $1.45 per lb

Post Honey Bunches of Oats 4 for $6 - must buy 4 for that price use $2 off HERE - for Pecan bunches if you can find it

Palmolive dish soap $1.99 use $1 off one HERE = .99 cents -- use zip code 85712 if you don't see it

Chef Boy Ardee canned pasta .79 cents use .35 cents off 3 from 8/2 Smart Source = .67 cents each

Bertolli Olive Oil $4.99

Hefty Trash bags $3.99 use $1 off 2 from 8/30 Red Plum = $3.49 each

Nabisco Saltine crackers $1.29 - use $1 off any 2 Nabisco cookie / crackers from 8/23 Smart Source or Back To School booklets = .79 cents each

•Tina's Potato chips $1.49

Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1.77 use $1.25 off 2 from 8/30 Red Plum = $1.02 each

Pepsi select products $3 off 3

Coffeemate $1.99 use $1 off HERE = .99 cents

Lucerne 18 count eggs $1.49

Alpine Lace Cheese $1.99 use $1 off one HERE = .99 cents

Eating Right mini peeled carrots .99 cents

Lucerne ice cream 1/2 gallon $1.99


Healthy Choice Frozen dinners $1.99 each when you buy 5 - use $2 off HERE = FREE (note stores may refuse an Internet coupon that is more that 1/2 the item value so this is variable ) get $1 off 2 HERE = $1.49 each

Country pork ribs .99 cents per lb.

Safeway chicken value pack thighs, quarters, drumsticks .99 cents per lb.

Yoplait yogurt cups .50 cents each must buy 10 for that price use .50 cents off six HERE or buy 6 get one free from 8/9 Smart Source

Progresso soup $1.88 use $1.10 off 3 HERE or HERE = $1.51 each

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Smarty Pants $23.32 Moneymaker!!

Wowy, wow! This is a really good deal! Fry's Electronics store has the Smarty Pants Wii game on sale for $1.68. Besides that being an excellent price for a Wii game, Amazon has this listed as the trade in deal of the day for $25.00. Meaning you pay the $1.68 (plus tax) at Fry's then trade it in for a $25 Amazon gift card making this a $23.32 moneymaker!!!
But you need to do this today because the amazon gift card is good for today only. You can order the game online but you have to pick it up in store. There are nine locations here in sunny socal and I know there are also several locations in Northern California. But I'm not sure if there are any out of state. To find a location near you click here . After you have purchased this go here to Amazon to trade it in.

Thanks, The Thrifty Mama!

Printable Coupon Round Up

There are some great printable coupons available. Click on the link you like and remember to hit your back button twice to print out two coupons!

$2.00 off 2 Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs

$2.00 off Healthy Choice Frozen Meals
$2.00 off Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers

$1.00 off True North Nuts. These will be $3.00 at Walgreens next week with a $3.00 RR. Is you use this coupon you will get $1.00 overage.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Free Amazon MP3 Download!

Amazon is celebrating having over 1 million followers on their Twitter feed so they are giving everyone a free MP3 download (up to $1.29) until September 6, 2009 11:59 PM PDT! Go on over here to get your free song.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza is offering 99 $25 coupons to those who can prove they'll turn 9 or 99 on Sept. 9.

All you have to do to claim your gift card is e-mail your name, proof of birth date (copy of driver's license or birth certificate), home address and phone number to The contest runs through Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. or until all the prizes are gone.

"We won't see this date for another hundred years," Jenny Fouracre, a Domino's spokeswoman, said. "So in honor of this unusual day on the calendar, we thought it would be fun to provide the birthday cake, our newest dessert menu item, to those turning 9 or 99."

Swagbucks Toolbar

Swagbucks released a new toolbar which will help you get swagbucks even faster than before. Plus, you will also receive a new swagcode every day of September. Giving you 30 free swagbucks! Taht's only 15 away from the 45 needed to get a $5 Amazon gift card. Or if you prefer you can also choose $5 to be deposited in your Pay Pal account for 75 swagbucks.
If you've never heard of Swagbucks , it is an excellent search engine that gives you points for the searches you do on the internet. I average about 3 swagbucks daily and there are sveral good prizes to choose from. I have purchased several things for free from Amazon using the gift cards I have earned. Click the link here to sign up.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Last Day to Print Coupons

Just a reminder that today is the last day of the month so you should print out any coupons you liked from Every month they restock their coupons. Some coupons will just disappear while others are reset and allow you to print two more.

There are several good ones including a new one for $0.55 off of Wonder Bread. Hopefully, this will be on sale (and soon, this expires 9/15/09) at Vons or Ralph's since they both double coupons!

15% off at Walgreens Today Only!

There is a new Walgreens 15% off coupon valid today only. You can use this to further sweeten the deals this week. Click here for coupon. You must use this at the Photo or Cosmetics counter and present it at the START of your transaction (it's an employee discount so they need a special code) .

You may still use coupons and can purchase register reward items so with all the free after rebate deals you have lots of profit potential.

Restricted items - liquor, dairy, gift cards, cigarettes, stamps, newspapers, prescriptions and phone cards. Limit one card per person per purchase - no mention of one per day. Thanks, Abundant Food Savings!

Also, if any of you received a $3.00 off of a $15 purchase catalina when you filled a prescription there, do remember that they expire today as well. Combine both of these and you have the makings for some great savings!

Walgreens Deals 8/30 - 9/5

Here are the best of Walgreens deals, with a special thanks to Common Sense with Money for her help with them.

Weekly Deals

Coffee Mate Liquid 16oz 2/$3
-$1/1 printable HERE
=$0.50 each after coupon!

Dial Hand Soap 2/$3 after in-ad coupon
-$0.55/1 printable HERE
=$0.95 each after coupon!

Secret Deodorant $1.99 after in-ad coupon
-$2/1 coupon from $62 in Savings Kmart Coupon booklet
=FREE after coupons! (hand manufacturer coupon first to avoid beeps)

Campbells Soup $0.69 after in ad coupon
-$1/2 printable
=$0.38 for two after coupons!

Velveeta Cups $0.89 each after in ad coupon (reg price $1.39 each)
- BOGO coupon from 8/9 SS insert
=$0.39 for two after coupon (hand manufacturer coupon first to get this price)

Nursery water 2/$2 after in-ad coupon
-$1/2 printable HERE
=$1 for two gallons after coupons!

Register Rewards (RR) Deals

Colgate 360 Actiflex Toothbrush $2.99, Earn a $2.99 RR when you buy one
- $0.40/1 coupon from 8/30 SS insert
=FREE plus up to $0.40 in overage after coupon and RR!

Breath Right Nasal Strips 10ct $4.99, Earn a $4 RR when you buy one
= .99 after RR!

Rembrandt Toothpaste $5, Earn a $5 RR when you buy one
-$1/1 whitening product coupon from 8/2 SS inserts (toothpaste is labeled as whitening product) =FREE plus $1 in overage after coupon and RR!

Carefree ultra protection pantiliners $1.99, Earn a $1.99 RR when you buy one
-$1/1 printable HERE
=FREE plus $1 in overage after coupon and RR!

Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Floss $2.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
- $1/1 coupon from 6/14 SS insert
=FREE after coupon and RR!

Men’s Zone Razor Blade System $3.99, Earn a $3.99 RR when you buy one
=FREE after RR!

Theraflu Cold, Cough or Sinus Relief $4.99, Earn a $3 RR when you buy one
-$2/1 printable HERE
- $2.00 Q found in Walgreens Healthy Savings Booklet
=FREE + $2.00 overage after coupons and RR!

Glade Fragrance Collection Candles (2 oz.) at $2 each, Get a $1 Register Reward WYB 2
Use 2 Free candle coupons from the 8/09 inserts
Free plus overage after coupons and Register Reward! (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kohl's: Flip Flops As Low As $1.12!

There are super cute flip-flops on sale right now at Kohl's! The prices range from $1.12 - $2.24 with $0.99 shipping per item. Use code NEW1370 to get an additional 10% off! If you happen to have a Kohl's card you can use code AUGUST15 for 15% off and code MVC4661 for free shipping!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vons Week 8/26 - 9/1

Vons has some excellent prices on cereal this week!
They are currently running a Buy 5 Save $5 promo on select cereals and you can get several boxes of cereal for $1.00 or less!
Check out Abundant Food Savings coupon match-ups for getting the most bang for your buck! To see a complete list of participating products which include cereal, oatmeal, and certain granola bars visit the Vons online shopping site here.

Other good deals I see in the ad are:

Safeway Enriched Bread - $0.99 (This is my target price for bread)

Doritos Tortilla Chips - $1.99

SoBe water - $0.99 use the BOGOF printable here Final price = 2/$1.00!

Angel Soft Bath Tissue 4 pk. and Sparkle Paper Towels single roll are both $0.99 each. If you use the $2.00 off purchase of both (printable no longer available) then you can get both for free!

Super Coupons:

Cheez-it Crackers - $1.49 limit 3 use $0.75 printable (available on my Coupons sidebar) = $0.75 each!

Anthony's Pasta limit 6 - $0.69 each

Bounce Dryer Bar - $3.99 use $2.50 coupon from Vocal Point mailer and $1.00 e-coupon from P&G = $0.49 each! If you only have the $1.00 P&G coupon you will pay $1.99 which is still pretty good considering you get 4 months of use from one bar.

Worth Mentioning: There is also a coupon for a $30.00 Vons gift card if you bring in a transeferred prescription.

Henry's Week 8/26-9/2

Henry's has some pretty good deals on produce this week. Honestly, Henry's is the only place I will buy produce because they have the best prices and it is very good quality. Remember to bring along any reusable shopping bags with you because they give you a $0.05 credit for each one! Also, Wednesday is probably the best time to go because they honor both this week's ad prices as well as the prior week's ad.

Here are the best prices I see in this weeks ad:

Avocados - $0.49 each

Roma Tomatoes - $0.49/lb

Green Bell Peppers - 3/$1.00

Minneola Tangelos - $0.88/lb

Bunched Celery - 3/$1.00

Yellow White Nectarines - $0.88/lb

Organic Produce:

Broccoli - $0.97/lb

Pink Lady Apples - $0.97/lb

Valencia Oranges - $0.77/lb

Yellow Peaches - $0.97/lb

Other Deals Worth Mentioning:

Brown Cow Whole Milk Yogurt 6oz. - $0.69 each

Organic Valley Lowfat Milk Singles 8 0z. - $0.89 each

Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Let me begin by saying that menu planning is something I have only been doing for the past 5 months and I have discovered that it is something absolutely essential to saving money. I started off by only doing a weekly menu but now I do a monthly menu. I sit down at the end of each month and take inventory of the things I have and don't have. For the most part I try to use things I already have on hand and those meals I make at the beginning of the month, giving me plenty of time to look for sales on the items I will be using on my end of the month meals.
Another thing that made my life easier was making the same thing for lunch during the weekdays. I have four children and I try to spend some quality time with each of them but it can be a bit difficult with all the other things that are on my to do list, so I assigned each of them a day. (Mondays go to my son, Tuesdays go to daughter #1, Wednesdays are for daughter #2, and Thursdays are for daughter #3, Fridays are mom & dad's day, and the weekends are family days.) I asked each of my children what their favorite meals were and that is what I make for lunch on their day. They also help me prepare the meal.
This is what this weeks menu looks like:

Mon.- Quesadillas, rice, beans
Tues.- Macaroni (homemade), salad
Wed.- Fish, noodles, veggies
Thurs.- Peanut butter sandwiches, fruit
Fri.- Pancakes

Mon.- Rotisserie chicken, corn, mashed potatoes
Tues.- Quiche, fruit
Wed.- Spaghetti, salad
Thurs.- Chili, dinner rolls
Fri.- Pizza night
Sat.- Enchiladas, rice, beans
Sun.- Chile verde, rice, beans

To get inspired and read other menus check out I'm an Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday page here.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Since this is my first post, it only makes sense to begin with an introduction. My name is Eva and I live in the southern California area. I have been married to my best friend for the past ten years and we have four beautiful children together, all of whom I am currently homeschooling.
As you can tell by the name of this blog, I am a couponer. I started hardcore couponing about a year ago and I am hooked! I had previously used coupons and shopped sales on occasion but had never taken it to the next level, which I do now. I used to spend an average of $120 a week on groceries. But since I started couponing I now spend and average of $75! Not only did I lower my weekly budget by nearly half but I realized that I was buying twice the amount of groceries for less!
The purpose of this blog is to let you all in on the great deals I snag or other deals I find on the internet. The stores I will be focusing on are Vons, Ralph's, Albertsons, Walgreens, and Henry's. Since I'm also a homeschooler I will be posting about good deals I find at Border's and Barnes and Noble bookstores as well, plus other frugal homeschooling ideas.
Please join me as I continue my frugal journey and learn to make the most of the resources which God has so graciously given to me.