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Make Money Online While Never Paying Retail with Dealspotr

I am always look to pay the lowest amount possible. I HATE paying retail! If I have to buy something online, I hate leaving that "Enter Coupon Code" spot blank. I recently was introduced to Dealspotr and now I can always make sure I will find the best deal or coupon code possible while earning Amazon gift cards too.

Make Money Online While Never Paying Retail with Dealspotr

So let me explain. How Dealspotr works is consumers just like you and me post in-store, online, or even freebie deals for just about any store you can think of. Anyone can validate codes or deals. And how you do it is by sharing screenshots to make sure the deal is working properly. This ensures that the most valid and reliable deals are shared. The key is honesty, but with almost 30,000 users validating deals and coupons, Dealspotr has a unique system that ensures deals are valid and you can save the most money possible.

10 Tips for Beginner Couponers

This post contains affiliate links.

A simple google search brings you to a mass collection of links and images all saying they have free this and that. I was once an overwhelmed beginner too. Here are my 10 tricks of the trade for beginning couponers.

How To Get Coupons for FREE...WITHOUT Digging in Dumpsters

How to Get Coupons for FREE...WITHOUT Digging in Dumpsters was originally published on 5/24/13.

***I have been debating about posting this because I didn't want to come off as judgmental or leaping to conclusions. But after talking to several others about this, I am not the only one who thinks this way. So here we go. Please let me know your thoughts. ***

Handy Apps for Frugal Moms

This post contains affiliate links.
As a frugal mom myself, I am so grateful for the invention of smart phones. I have no idea how people saved money with out them (maybe because prices weren't so high?). I have compiled a list of my favorite frugal apps and hope you might like them too. :)

This post contains affiliate links, but these are all apps I use myself. This post was originally published in 2012 and I have updated because many of these apps I sill use today!

MONEY MAKING Enfagrow at Kroger! Ends 7/1

The Enfagrow 4 packs are BOGO at Kroger until 7/1. They are $5.99 regular price and ring up $2.99. With this printable coupon, you can make $2.01 for every one you buy! Now I don't know if this coupon link is unique to me or not yet, so please let me know.

Weekly Totals - Publix - Saved 89%!

Kind of disappointed in myself on this trip. I was distracted at check out and they were out of some of the items I really wanted/needed. Plus my printer was having connection issues so I didn't get all of the high value coupons from Coupons.com before they were gone. So not my best after all that planning. :(

Anyways here is what I got. Please remember between the two stores I go they double coupons, do half price BOGO, & accept Target/Ingles/Kroger as competitors.

Mid Week Trip - Publix - Saved 90%!

I needed bread and toilet paper. I saw the deal on Playtex infant items and knew I should stock up for little man since I only have girl ones (and most of them are broken). Wish I had the Publix Baby Club coupon to make them moneymakers, but it's okay because they were a GREAT deal!

Weekly Totals - Saved 62%!

I had planned a bigger haul at Publix but my computer was having issues connecting to the printer. It wasn't the printer because I printed the Cheerios coupons from my iPad with no problem. But have no clue what is going on because it printed my shopping list. It seems something with JavaScript, maybe.

So you might see stuff from this sale on to next week's weekly savings post. I decided to head to Kroger first. You got a $3 Catalina when you bought 6 qualifying General Mills products and since I need canned veggies plus my Publix takes Kroger as a competitor, I stopped there first. I got super lucky on that Starbucks coffee deal! And then when I came home, there was an iBotta offer for ANY brand bread! I saved 62% after iBotta savings. I did the picture before I figured in those savings. To learn more about iBotta, you can view my post HERE. New users don't get $10 anymore, but you still get $5! :D So anyways, let's see how I did this week.

Weekly Totals - Publix - Saved 73%!

I was excited for this trip because I got some more great donation items for Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday. The diapers are a good deal to me and although my little man isn't in that size yet, I never want to have to pay full price for diapers and he will definitely go through them.

So I saved 73% this week...

Weekly Savings - Publix - 70%!

Since most of you came here originally for my weekly shopping totals (and to learn how to stretch your budget by couponing), I've decided to bring them back! Aren't you excited? I know I am. I've missed couponing. I slacked off so much and it started with printer issues, but now that we have a new wireless printer (thanks to being an #HPsmartMom) and a compatible computer, I can get back to the grind!

This week I made two trips to Publix. I'm just getting back into hard core couponing (although I never completely fell off the wagon), so there's a few items that I missed but since it's a holiday weekend, we have until Saturday to grab these deals! :D So here's a break down of what I got:

Couponing 101: Always Shop Sales

Kroger deals 6/12

This trip is a perfect example of "How To Shop Sales". I have been couponing for over a year now, but my first advice for saving money on groceries came from my mother-in-law. She said use coupons when you have them on what you would normally buy, but always try and shop sales. Great advice that has helped my family save so much money and how I can afford to be a stay-at-home mom.

This week, we were low on veggies. My family goes through veggies like they are going out of style. Nice problem to have, right? But I have been terrible about buying papers, so I had NO coupons. What's a girl to do? Kroger is having this awesome Buy 10, Get 5 free sale. PLUS my Kroger was having a 4-day sale. And of course the Mega still is going on (and a new one starts next week). :D

So this is what I got:

Buy 10, Get 5 FREE Deal -
10 Green Giant Veggies $1
5 Starkist Tuna $1
= $10 or $0.67 per item

Mega Event Items: Buy 4, Save $4 - (all prices are after Mega savings)
2 Huggies wipes $0.99
- 2 $1/1 Facebook IPs

2 Pull-Up Training Pants $7.99
- $3/1 coupons from Pull-Ups Party
= $9.98 or $4.99 each

1 Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $1.88
- $0.50/1 from Kroger mailer (doubled)
= $0.88

1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats $1.88
- $0.50/1 from Kroger mailer (doubled)
= $0.88

4 Capri Sun $1.29
- 2 $1/2 Capri Suns or Roaring Waters IP
= $3.16 or $0.79 each

4 Finish Powerball $2.99
- 4 $2.15/1 from 6/16 RP
= $3.36 or $0.84 each!

2 Keebler Cookies $0.99
- 2 $1.50/1 from Kellogg's Family Rewards
= $1.00 Money Maker! :D

BOGO deals -
2 Disney Vitamins $6.99
- 2 $1/1 Disney or Marvel Gummie Vitamin Product
= $4.98 or $2.49 each

Other Items -
Kroger Carrots $0.88
Kroger Fresh Selections Salad $2.99
- $0.40 from Kroger mailer
= $2.59
8 Kroger Frozen Veggies 10/$10 ($0.88 after 4 day sale)
2 Beechnut Fruities 10/$10
- 1 $0.50/1 IP and 1 $1/1 IP

Total Spent: $43.18
Total Saved: $73.03
Percentage Saved: 63%! :D

Kroger Fuel Promo
Don't forget to load your 2x fuel points e-coupon at Kroger.com and shop weekends through June & July to save at the pump this summer!

ibotta app

By the way, have I mentioned my love of the ibotta app? I haven't? (I think I mentioned it here) Anyways it's this cool app where you can earn CASH through PayPal for items that you would normally purchase anyways. PLUS you can use paper coupons with this app!
Example, here's a deal from Publix:
Silk Soymilk or Pure Almondmilk, 64 oz, 2/$5
- $1/1 Silk Beverage: (Soy Almond or Coconut milk or Fruit & Protein 1/2 gal+) Target Coupon
- $1/1 Silk Pure Almond Milk Half Gallon
- $0.75 Silk Half Gallon ibotta offer
You actually make a quarter after coupons and ibotta offer!

And right now if you sign up through a referral link (*COUGH* I'll leave THIS right here), you can earn $10 CASH through PayPal when you redeem your first offer. ibotta currently works at these retailers: 7-Eleven, BI-LO, CityMarket, CVS Pharmacy, Dillons, Dollar General, Dominicks, Duane Reade, Family Dollar, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Ingles Markets, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Pathmark, Pavilions, Pick 'N Save, Publix, QFC, Ralphs, Randalls, RiteAid, Safeway, Sam's Club, ShopRite, Smith's, Stop & Shop, Target, Tom Thumb, United States Armed Forces Commissary, Vons, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, WinCo Foods, & Winn-Dixie.
WOW! So what are you waiting for? Don't you want to get paid for products you are buying anyways?

Blogging Lessons & A Coupon Trip (Saved 70%!)

Did you ever lose your way while blogging? That's how I have kind of felt lately. My blog started out as a way to keep track of my pregnancy and then just share deals with friends & family. Then I found that I could make a little money for sharing deals that I was already sharing! And now with giveaways, reviews, and sponsored posts...I feel I have lost my way. I apologize for that. I love that you all are still managing to stick with me through thick and thin. And my randomness. Thank you all.

So on to the reason that I'm assuming most of you still stick around, my couponing trips! :D My dear friend over at Funny Postpartum Lady commented on a photo I shared on my Facebook page about how I saved 70% Saturday on my groceries. The picture isn't very good, but I did manage to buy fruits, veggies, dairy, and meats but only spent about $60! How did I do this? Well I'll give you one of my tips on how I pay for the good stuff; OVERAGE! Next frugal post, I'll share another tip I use; Hint: Catalinas! :D

Okay so this is what I bought. I went to Kroger and Publix but only one trip because I live 30 minutes from anything and gas is expensive. So here are the breakdowns. Today is the last day for most of the Publix deals, but you can grab some of the Kroger deals still. :D

First Stop: Kroger:

Bananas 2.32 @ $0.57/lb
= $1.32

2 Fresh Selections Garden Salad $1.69
= $3.38 Fresh Selections Baby Carrots $1.99

Kroger Potato Chips $1.88
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Slider Buns 10/$10
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Quaker Rice Cakes 10/$10
- $1/2 Quaker Products from All You Magazine
= $1 or $0.50 each

Gallon of Kroger Milk $2.99

Kroger Turkey Burger Patties (3 lb. - frozen) $12.99
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Kroger Sliced Cheese $1.88
= $3.76

2 Kroger Lunch Meat (1 Ham, 1 Turkey) $3.69
= $7.38

Fruit Water Strawberry Kiwi 10/$10
- FREE Kroger e-coupon

14 Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Cups 10/$10
- 2 Buy 5, Get 2 FREE Blinkie Coupons
- $0.50/1 ibotta offer
= $9.50 or $0.68 each!

2 Snuggle Fabric Sheets $2.99
- 2 $0.50/1 Coupons Doubled
= $3.98 or $1.99 each!

5 Enfagrow Singles BOGO $5.99
- 4 $4 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupons (mailed from retailer - always message companies! :D)
- 1 $5 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupon
= $6.03 OVERAGE! :D

2 Crest Toothpaste 10/$10
- $0.50/1 Coupon (doubled)

Wholesome Sweeteners Syrup $4.99
- FREE product coupon from Moms Meet Campaign

Big K Diet Cola 2/$5
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Paper Towels $3.78

Total OOP: $33.52
Total Saved: $91.83
Percentage Saved: 73% Savings!

Second Stop: Publix
***REMEMBER: Today (Wednesday) is the last day to grab these deals if you live in my area (some areas ended yesterday)***

2 Publix Large Eggs 2/$3

2 Van's Pancake $3.15
- FREE product coupons I won from Twitter giveaway

2 Dreamfield Linguine Pasta 3/$5
- 2 $1/1 Printable Coupons
= $1.34 or $0.67 each!

4 New York Texas Toast 25% off
- 4 $0.40/1 coupon from RP 5/12 (doubled) - HERE's a $0.50/1 printable
= $3.04 or $0.76 each

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $5.99
- $0.75/1 Tennessee Pride Blinkie found at Kroger
= $5.24

2 Eckrich Smoked Sausage BOGO $2.99
- $1/1 Facebook printable coupon
= $1 or $0.50 each

4 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - Whole Grain Variety BOGO $1.75
- 2 $1/2 Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Products Coupon
$1.50 or $0.38 each! :D

3 Sambazon Smoothies $2.99
- FREE product coupons from Moms Meet campaign

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, 8 to 24 roll, $5.49

4 Peter Pan Peanut Butter BOGO $3.09 (Heads Up: Price is about to sky rocket on Peanut Butter)
= $6.18 or $1.55 each

2 Evenflo Zoo Friends Bottles $1.59 (reg. price)
- 2 $1/1 ANY Evenflo Zoo Friends product from Coupons.com - NLA
= $1.18 or $0.59 each

4 Nuk 10oz Bottles 2/$4.99
- 2 BOGO Manufacturer Coupons
- 4 $1.50/1 Nuk Product Publix Coupons from Baby Club
= $1 OVERAGE! :D

International Delight Coffee Creamer 3/$5
- $0.75/1 Product coupon
= $0.92

Total OOP: $28.89
Total Saved: $63.13
Total Percentage Saved: 69% Savings!

I also wanted to let you all know about this exciting $1 off pork coupon! :D - Print HERE

Okay so that's how I did shopping last week. Sorry it's so late. I have been so over whelmed (and sick) so I have just been on pause. I will try and get back into updating everything regularly and with a better consistency than it has been lately. Let me know how you all did in the comments! :)

Some free products found here, I received through the Kroger Summer Grilling Bzz Campaign. I love Kroger brand products. The burgers were juicy and fit perfect on the soft slider buns. The cola was refreshing and the chips made the perfect side. I bought more cola later as they had a 4/$9 deal that I just couldn't pass up! I love feeding my family fun foods and when I shop at Kroger, I know I can do it without breaking the bank! :)

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Printable Baby Coupon Round-Up

Hey everyone! We all know how expensive those little bundles of joy are. Help give them the by saving money using coupons! Here is a HUGE list of printable coupons from across the web. This list has everything! Food, breastfeeding, formula, diapers, medicines, toys, you name it! If there are any brands that you don't see and would like me to find out if there are any coupons for their products, just comment here letting me know. Thanks!

Save this to your bookmarks! This list is constantly updated and is a great reference! :)

Printable Baby Coupon Round-Up

If you came here looking for baby coupons. We are in the process of updating.
Here are some articles you might like instead:
Tips to Save Money on Baby

Coupon Policies Change...& it can suck.

I went to Publix yesterday, for the first time in a while. My Publix was great to shop at because they doubled coupons, did half price BOGO, and considered Target, Kroger, & Ingles as competitors. Why they considered Target a competitor, I'm not quite sure because the closest one is about 15 minutes away. But I wasn't going to complain!

I got in check-out and had a good amount of items in my cart and I put everything on the belt (I had my daughter with me so this is never the easiest if tasks). When the cashier scanned everything and I have her my coupons, the first one she came to she said she would have to ask a manager because they no longer accept Target as a competitor. Wha...wha..WHAT?! This totally threw a wrench in my game plan. Apparently they stopped taking them since April 1st...Fool's Day indeed. :/

I am going to have to change my game plan completely when I shop at Publix and may be visiting Kroger more and more.

Here was my grocery list. Items in BOLD are what I ended up buying. Maybe you Publix accepts Target and you'll have better luck.

Tyson Chicken Nuggets or Patties or Tenders or Any’Tizers Snacks, 10 to 13.25 oz pkg, BOGO $3.25
- $1/1 Tyson Any’tizer Snacks 03/03/2013 SS Insert (exp 06/09/2013)
- $1/2 Quaker Items, TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 04/27/2013)
- $1.50/2 Quaker Big Chew or Chewy Yogurt Granola or Soft Baked Bars – 04-14-13 RP Insert (exp 5/18/2013)
- $1/2 Quaker Items, All You Magazine
= $0.25 each!

6 Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper or Tuna or Chicken or Suddenly Salad, 4.4 to 12.2 oz, BOGO $1.59
- 2 $0.75/3 Betty Crocker Hambuger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals
= $0.55 each!

The Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches or Bars, Cone or Fudge Bar or Pop, 24 oz, or Bars, 15.9 to 24 oz, BOGO $4.99
- $1/1 Skinny Cow Low-fat Ice Cream Snack, 4 ct+ (must sign up; bottom left corner)
- $1/1 Skinny Cow ice cream item 4- to 12-ct. Target Coupon
= $0.50 each!

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles, 10 to 11.5 oz, BOGO $1.95
- $0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes 02/03/2013 SS Insert (exp 04/27/2013)
= $0.48 each!

Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4 pk, 3/$5
- $1/1 Activia, 4 pk 03/03/2013 SS Insert (exp 04/21/2013)
= $0.67 each!

2 Bailey’s Coffee Creamer, 16 oz, 2/$3

Gerber Graduates Foods, Grabbers, Squeezable Fruit or Organic 2nd Foods, or Beech Nut, Happy Baby, HappyTot, or Earth’s Best, 25% Off - Would have got these but I now have Yummi Pouches
- $0.50/1 Plum Baby, Tots or Kids Product (IE)
- $1/2 Happy Tot or Happy Baby Pouches
- $1/10 Beech-Nut Baby Food
- $1/3 Beechnut Items
- $0.75/3 Beech-nut Stage 4 or Stage 5 Puree or Yogurt Pouches
- $1/3 Earth’s Best Baby Food Pouches

Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides, 3.8 to 5.8 oz, BOGO $1.29
- $1/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides, any (Maximum of 2 Identical Coupons Allowed in Same Shopping Trip) – 03-24-13 RP Insert (exp 4/21/2013)
- $0.50/2 Knorr sides Target Coupon

2 Birds Eye Voila Skillet Meal, 21 oz, $3.49
- $1.75/1 Birds Eye Voila
= $3.48 or $1.74 each!

2 Buddy Fruits BOGO $1

Colonial Bread 2/$3

8 Sambazon Smoothies and Fruit Juices $2.50 - Not Pictured
- Free Coupons for Moms Meet Meeting - Review/Giveaway Coming Soon

Total Spent = $17.34
Total Saved = $44.71
Total Percentage = 72%! :D

So how did everyone else do this week? Have you ever had an unexpected turn of events with coupon policies like this?

Today, I Was That Crazy Coupon Lady

Don't Judge My Couponing

I bought 12 Campbell's Go Soups! 12! Why might you ask? I had 10 $2 off coupons and they were only $1.50. I just couldn't resist.

It has been a while since I really shopped. I had more planned to get today but Kroger was out. I might go back since the sale doesn't end until Saturday. I have been under the weather and just burned out on just about everything. So this trip was a big deal for me.

The main items I was excited about getting were, of course, the Go Soups but also those Pampers wipes, why? Because they were FREE after coupon! :) My Kroger has a policy where you can only use 5 like coupons in the same transaction. So they let me do two. This is why I was that crazy coupon lady. I also had to use mostly printable coupons because I have been behind on getting my papers. :/ You spend more when you don't do the work.

Kroger Mega Event Savings

Here is the break down:

Mega Sale Items (Buy 5, Save $5):
12 Campbell's Go Soups $1.50
- 10 $2 Campbell’s Go™ soup from Smiley Campaign
- 2 $1 from Bzz Campaign (there's also one HERE that makes them $0.50 each!)
= $3 overage!

3 Pampers Baby Wipes (72 ct.) $0.99
- 2 $0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 60 ct. or larger (doubled)
- 1 $0.50/1 doubled

Quilted Northern Bath Tissue $3.99

2 Cheerios $1.99
- 2 $0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal (doubled)
= $1.98 or $0.99 each

Turkey Hill Ice Cream $2.49
- $1/1 Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream
= $1.49

Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaner $1.49
- $0.50 off 1 Scrubbing Bubbles All Purpose Cleaner (doubled)
= $0.49

Total of 20 items. It was crazy because I also split them up in line at check-out. Good thing they were slow and no one was behind me.

Other items:
Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $7.69
Kroger Value Paper Towels $2.95
Johnsonville Brats $3.19 - FREE Coupon from Bzz Campaign
Fresh Selections Classic Salad $2.69
Kroger Value Sliced Cheese $0.89
Diet Coke 12 pack $4.99
Bananas $1.21

Total Spent: $28.39
Total Saved: $64.88
Total Percentage Saved: 70%!!! :D

So what have you all been up to this week? Please click the ribbon below and vote for me by either liking on Facebook and/or Tweeting on Twitter. I would really appreciate it! :)

Weekly Totals - Publix & Kroger 2/22

funny no vacation for mom

This is how I feel this week. At least I didn't have to take both girls shopping this week. So how was your week?

Still no Poise at my store. :(
So didnt get any money makers. But a few things, I went to Publix twice (once HERE) and then Kroger. I also got some free MexAmerica products in the mail today for a product review so recipe to come soon! :)

There were some coupons that came out and I didn't get a chance to see them before I left, plus I went to Kroger for some essentials. I was planning on getting some more FREE Sunlight Dish Detergent but they were out, and also some more Muller FrutUp because it was SO good but I didn't have the coupons. :(
Again, I say, but apparently I can't listen to my own advice, anyways, always prepare for your grocery trip! :)
Saved 78% at Publix. Spent twice that at Kroger on practically nothing. :(

Publix coupon free

Publix Trip Today (What I got is in BOLD:

Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, 11.3 to 15.66, BOGO $2.99
- 2 $1.00/1 Kraft First Taste E-Mail Coupon (check your account yours could be different)
- $1/2 VELVEETA CHEESY SKILLETS or Casserole Dinner Kits
= $1 or $0.50 each!

Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast, 9.5 to 12 7 oz, BOGO $2.89
- $1/1 Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread or Rolls (Excludes frozen cake products)
= $0.45 each!

Old Wisconsin Summer Sausage, $2.99
- $2/1 Old Wisconsin Summer Sausage or Meat Snack Products (Bites or Sticks) Publix Coupon or in store sheet
- $1/1 Old Wisconsin, snack bites, sticks or summer sausage 12/09/2012 SS Insert (exp 03/31/2013)

Wolf Brand Chili 15 oz
- $1/1 Wolf Brand Chili 15 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Make it Italian” In-Ad Publix Coupon
- $0.40/1 Wolf Brand Chili 01/20/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/03/2013)

1 Wish Bone Dressing, 16 oz, BOGO $2.65
- 1 $0.50/1 Wish-Bone Western Dressing 01/27/2013 RP Insert (doubled)
- $0.50/1 Wish-Bone Salad Dressing
= $0.33

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, 8 ct, 13.5 to 15.2 oz, 3/$5
- $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts or Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps (zip 77477)
- $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts or Pop-Tars Mini Crisps Target Coupon
- $0.50/1 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Oatmeal Delights Toaster Pastries, 8 ct+
- $0.50/1 Pop Tart ibotta Offer
= As low as $0.50 for ALL three after doubled coupon, store, and iBotta!

Fresh Express Salad Blends or Kit, BOGO $3.99
- $0.50/1 Fresh Express ibotta Offer
-$2/2 Fresh Express Salad, any AND Fresh Express Artisanal Salad – found on product peelie

2 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese and Breadcrumb Mix, 6 oz, BOGO $2.99
- 2 $1/1 Kraft Fresh Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix
- $1/1 Kraft First Taste Cooking with Kraft IP
- $1/1 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix 02/10/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
= $1 or $0.50 each! :)

2 Buitoni Pasta, 9 oz, BOGO $2.29
- $1/1 Buitoni, Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce 02/10/2013 SS Inserts (exp 03/23/2013)
- 2 $1/1 Buitoni Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce, create an e-card and send it
15¢ each.
= $0.29 or $0.15 each! :)

2 Atkins Entrees, 7 to 9 oz, BOGO $3.99
-$1/1 Atkins, frozen meal 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 04/30/2013)
- 2 $2/1 Atkins Frozen Meals

8 Beech Nut Stage 2 Baby Food, 4 oz, 10/$4
- $1/10 Beech-Nut Baby Food, stage 2, 4 oz jar, PUBLIX COUPON Publix Booklet, So Much Love
- $1/3 any Beechnut items. (could be free with this IP)
- 1 $1.50/8 Publix Baby Club
- 1 $1/8 Beechnut any stage glass jars IP
= $0.70 or $0.09 each! :)

Huggies Pull Ups $9.99 (reg. price)
- 1 $2/1 in ad store coupon
- 1 $3/1 from Pull-Ups party
= $4.99!! Stock up price! ;)

Saved 57% today and 66% over all, so not bad! :)
So for the week I am at $27.05 for the week, making us under budget again! :)

Weekly Shopping Totals (80% Savings) + Linky!

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!

This is what I made for the hubby as well, of course, a customized coupon book from DateVitation!

I used my FREE Shutterfly prints and this alphabet template to create it and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out! :)

If you aren't sure what this referencing, please go HERE.

Anyways, I am excited about this week's shopping totals. I feel like I got a bunch of what we need and saved a ton!

Publix Trip #1:

4 Sunlight Dish Detergent 10/$10 (Deal in GAF, good until 3/1)
- 2 $1.25/1 IP from Coupons.com Savings Club
- 2 $1/1 IP from Coupons.com, zip 30187
= $0.50 Money Maker!

2 Stouffer's Family Size Entrees $3.99 (reg. $5.55)
- 2 $1.25/1 Target IP
- 2 $1.50/1 IP from Facebook
= $2.48 or $1.24

1 International Delight Coffee Creamer 32 oz 2/$5 (reg. $2.95)
- no coupons used
= $2.50

2 Starbucks K-Cup 12 ct packs $7.49 (reg. $9.99)
- $3/2 Starbucks IP from Coupons.com
= $11.98 or $5.99

Total Spent = $16.46
Total Saved = $23.13
Percentage Saved = 58%

Publix Trip #2:

1 Alka Seltzer $2.99 (after 25% off)
- $2 Publix Publix GAF coupon, exp 3/1
- $2/1 Alka-Seltzer, 10 ct+, regular or plus 01/06/2013 SS
Here's a $1/1 IP from Coupons.com, would still make them FREE
= $1.01 Money Maker!

1 Publix Italian Salad $2.69 (reg. $2.99)

2 Whiskas Cat Treats BOGO $1.65
- 2 $.50/1 Any Temptations, 2/3 RP (doubled)
Apparently there is also a $1/2 Whiskas Temptations Publix IP too! :C
There is now a $1.50/2 Coupon on Target's website but I'm not sure if it's a match)
= $0.35 Money Maker!

2 Starbucks K-Cup 12 ct packs $7.49 (reg. $9.99)
- $3/2 Starbucks IP from Coupons.com
= $11.98 or $5.99

4 Poise Fresheners $3.49 (reg. price)
- 3 $3/1 Poise Feminine Wellness Product, 1/13 SS
- 1 $1/1 IP from Coupons.com
- 4 $3/1 from Publix GAF coupon, exp 3/1
= $8.04 Money Maker! :D

1 Publix 10 oz Sliced Turkey

Total Spent = $7.77
Taxes = $1.88
Total Saved = $39.43
Total Percentage Saved = 84% (80%)

Publix Trip #3: Deals Good Until 2/20!

2 Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread 2/$5
= $2.50 each

Gallon Publix Milk $2.99
- $1/1 from Publix Baby Club
= $1.99

4 Brawny Pick-A-Size 1ct BOGO $1.99
- 2 $1/2 Brawny Coupons.com IP
= $1.98 or $0.50 each

12 Gerber Graduate Pouches 25% off $1.50
- 2 B5G1 FREE Publix Coupon from Love To Save Booklet
- 6 $0.50/2 any Gerber Graduate item coupons from mailer (doubled)
(There are other Printables, check them out HERE)
= $4.50 or $0.38 each!

1 Claritin D all-day Allergy 10 ct $8.89 (reg price)
- $2.50 off 10 ct or larger from GAF (Green Advantage Flyer expires 3/1)
- $10 off 10 ct or larger from BA Campaign
= $3.61 Money Maker!! :D

Bananas $0.69/lb
2.42 lbs
= $1.67

2 Beechnut Fruities 25 % off $0.99
- 2 $1/1 any Beechnut stage 4 or 5 product (reset!)
(There is also THIS ONE for just stage 4, THIS $0.75 off stage 4, $1/3 any items, THIS ONE is a $0.50/1 stage 4, and there were some insert coupons as well but I didn't have them.)
= $0.52 Money Maker!

2 International Delight Coffee Creamers BOGO $2.19
- 2 $0.55/1 International Delight IP (must sign-up for offer)
= $1.09 or $0.55 each!

Zatarain's Garlic Butter Rice 4/$5
- $0.50/1 Coupons.com IP zip 18051 (doubled)
= $0.25

2 Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $4.99
- $1/2 from Kroger mailer
= $8.98 or $4.49

2 Wishbone Salad Dressings BOGO $2.65
- $0.50/1 Wishbone Salad Dressing IP (doubled)
= $0.65 or $0.33 each!

2 Sundown Folic Acid Supplements $3.79 (reg price)
- 2 $3/1 from Publix GAF (Green Advantage Flyer)
- 2 $2/1 any Sundown Vitamin
= $2.42 Money Maker!

2 Fresh Express Salad Blends BOGO $3.99
= $1.99 each

4 Green Giant canned veggies BOGO $1.29
- $1/4 Publix found HERE
- $1/4 Manu from Kroger mailer
= $0.58 or $0.15 each!

3 Similac Isomil Cans (found in clearance) 2/$4.79
- 3 $5/1 mailer coupons (sign up HERE)
= $7.81 Money Maker!

5 Morning Star Veggie Entrees BOGO $3.99
- 5 $1/1 Publix Coupon found HERE
(you can ask them to ring it up as many times you need for Publix coupons)
- 5 $1/1 Manufacturer Coupons from Campaign

Total Spent OOP = $16.30
Total Saved = $101.94
Total Percentage Saved = 86% Savings!!! :D

Total Spent Over All = $40.53
Under Budget!
Total Saved Over All = $164.50
Total Over All Percentage = 80%!!!

Weekly Totals: Publix & Kroger 58% Savings + Linky

This. Is. Me.

Anyways I had some great shopping trips this week!
The first Publix trip was actually a leak over from last week but
we have been fighting colds so I was pretty lazy plus I have been trying to get my blog, diet, exercise, couponing, and everything else in my life organized.
So although I have been saving money where I can,
I need to get back on the Dave Ramsey band wagon! :)

Publix Trip #1:

Pretty proud of this random trip. :)

2 Sabra Hummus, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 2 oz cup or 10 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99
- 2 $1.50/1 Sabra Veggie Dips, 10oz+ 01/13/2013 SS Insert
= $0.99 or $0.50 each!

2 New York Brand Frozen Garlic Breads, 10 – 16 oz, 50% off
(One was $2.65 and the other $3.65 before discount)
- 1 $0.40/1 New York, frozen product 01/27/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
- 1 $0.50/1 New York Frozen Bread All You, November 2012 (doubled)
= $1.36 or $0.68 each!

3 Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, 50% off
($2.45 before discount)
- 3 $0.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites 01/13/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
= $0.68 or $0.34 each!

2 Oscar Mayer Lunchables with Smoothie, $3 (reg $3.69)
- 2 $1/1 tear pads (you can use $1/3 OSCAR MAYER Lunchables Combinations (7oz or Larger) and pay $0.66 each)
- 2 $2/1 LUNCHABLES Lunch Combinations with Smoothie or Fruit, assorted varieties Publix Coupon

4 Gerber Graduate 'lil Crunchies 2/$4
- B3G1 FREE Publix Coupon from Love to Save Booklet
- 2 $0.50/2 ANY Gerber Graduate items, mailed from company (doubled)
(Check out my Printable Baby Coupon Round-Up for other matches.)
= $4 or $1 each

Total Savings = $29.61
Taxes = $0.58
Grand Total = $6.59

83% Savings! :D

Kroger Trip:

I had intentions of getting with coupons but they were out AND I forgot my $0.50/1 Cheerios coupon that would have doubled but did manage to use this Saving Star one making them $1.49 instead of $0.49 that it should have been. I spent too much - $39.61 OOP (if I didn't have a $10 gift card from a campaign, it would have been more) but it's okay because I stocked up on the veggies needed to do the Copy Kids DVD review and some special items for Valentine's Day. :)

2nd Publix Trip:

This trip goes to show why you need to remember what the date is and why you need to write down your game plan precisely when Couponing. :(

So here is what I got:

6 Hallmark Cards $0.99
- 2 BOGO in ad Publix Coupons (should have been 3 :[ )
- 2 $2/3 Hallmark Greeting Card Coupon IP
= FREE (should have been a money maker though)

Angel Soft 24 ct Bath Tissue $5.49
- $1/1 Target IP
- $1/1 Coupons.com IP
= $3.49 or $0.15 a roll!

2 Sargento Shredded Cheese BOGO $4.19
- $1/2 Target IP
- 2 $0.55/1 IP found HERE
= $2.09 or $1.05 each!
PLUS FREE Hawaiian rolls with THIS COUPON

2 Quaker Chewy Bars BOGO $2.99
- $1/2 Target IP
- $1/2 from Jan 2013 All You Magazine
= $0.99 or $0.50 each!

2 Bustelo Coffe (10 oz) $2.69
- 2 $1/1 Facebook IP
= $3.38 or $1.69 each

2 Juicy Juice Fruitifuls 8ct BOGO $3.25
- $1/1 IP from website (Must sign-Up)
= $1.25 or $0.63 each or $0.08 per juice box!

Total Spent = $11.16
Total Saved = $31.07

Percentage Saved = 74%
(If you see another post tomorrow, it's because I thought today was the 9th!)

TOTAL Savings = $78.79
TOTAL Spent = $56.78
($6.78 over budget)
TOTAL Percentage Saved = 58%

Weekly Totals from Diana's Deals - 94% Savings!

Has anyone seen this meme?

My thing about the Mayan calendar is, what if they just ran it of room
and thought, well we will be around to update it later.
They were the most powerful at the time.
I kid.

But I see all these people quoting bible scripture.
No man knows and time is not relevant,
Let's remember that.

Okay, so here are the HOT deals I grabbed at Publix and Kroger.
A few things to note:
Some coupons may or may not be available anymore,
I calculate my savings after submitting any iBotta offers, after received SavingStar discounts,
and any mail-in-rebates. Because those ARE savings.
To read my review on SavingStar & iBotta, click HERE. :)

My Kroger only accept TWO of the same printable coupon & 5 of others.
My Publix accepts Target, Ingles, & Kroger as competitors,
doubles coupons, and does half price BOGO.

Okay so let's get started, this week was a GREAT week!

You can grab these deals for yourself until Wednesday. :)

2 Fresh Express Salad Blends, 5 to 12 oz, BOGO $3.99
- No Coupon Used
= $3.99 or $2 each

3 Smart Balance Milk, Half Gallon $2.50
- 3 $1/1 Smart Balance Milk Publix Coupon All The Trimmings Booklet
- 3 $1.50/1 Smart Balance Enhanced Milks SS 11/18/12

2 Kraft Fresh Takes $2.99
- 2 $1/1 KRAFT FRESH TAKE Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix IP
- $3/2 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix 6 oz Publix Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer “Happy Holidays” In-Ad Publix Coupon
= $0.99 or $0.49 each!

6 Whiskas Temptations Treats For Cats, 2.47-3.1oz, BOGO @ $1.65
4 $0.50/1 Temptations Treats For Cats RP 12/02/12
2 $0.50/1 Temptations Treats for Cats printable
2 $1.00/1 Whiskas Temptation Treats Publix coupon printable
2 $0.75/2 Temptations Treats Target printable
= $6.05 Money Maker! ;)

4 Knorr Pasta Sides, 3.8-6.4oz, BOGO @ $1.29
2 $0.50/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides printable
2 $1/2 Knorr® Sides or Knorr® Homestyle Stock products Publix coupon Best Meals Happen at Home email
= $1.42 Money Maker! ;)

2 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing, 30oz, BOGO @ $4.63
- 2 $0.75/1 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing Publix coupon Savings Are Stocking Up Mailer - Publix will apply one Publix coupon as many times as you need. So although I only had one, they applied it twice.
- 2 $2/1 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing printable
= $0.87 Money Maker! ;)

2 Breakstone's Sour Cream, 16oz, BOGO @ $2.59
- 2 $1/1 Breakstone's or Knudsen Sour Cream printable - NLA?
= $0.59 or $0.30 each!

2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, 15-24oz, BOGO @ $2.79
- 2 $1/1 Bertolli Pasta Sauce printable from the Best Meals Happen at home E-mail
= $0.80 or $0.40 each!

8 Kraft Salad Dressing or Sizzling Salads Kits, 12-16oz, BOGO @ $2.85
- 4 $1/2 Kraft Salad Dressing SS 12/09/12
- 4 $1/2 Kraft Dressing Publix coupon Savings Are Stocking Up Mailer
= $3.40 or $0.43 each!

4 Lindsay Olives, 6oz, BOGO @ $1.99***
- 2 $1/1 Lindsay olives printable - I tried to build a direct link, let me know if it works, please. :)
- 2 $1/1 Lindsay olives Facebook IP

2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 14-17.9oz, BOGO @ $2.79
- 2 $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
= $0.79 or $0.40 each!

2 Sabra Hummus, 10oz or 4pk, 2oz Cups, BOGO @ $3.99
- 2 $1/1 Sabra Product Publix Booklet All The Trimmings MFG coupon
= $1.99 or $0.99 each

5 Kraft Shredded Cheese, BOGO @ $3.99
- No Coupons Used
= $9.98 or $1.99 each

Keebler Club Crackers BOGO @ $3.65
- $1.50/1 from Kellogg's Family Rewards
= $0.33!

Bananas $0.69/lb
1.85 lb
= $1.28

2 Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread BOGO @ $2.89
- No Coupons Used
= $2.89

Subtotal Spent = $14.15
Taxes = $2.10
Used $10 gift card from Target coupon promo
Total OOP Spent = $6.25
Total Saved = $131.52
Percentage Saved = 95% Savings! :D

Most of these deals are good until the end of the year.

4 HealthyLife Whole Grain 1/2 loaf 10/$10 (reg $1.29)
- 4 $0.35/1 coupon from 9/30/12 RP Insert
= $1.20 or $0.30 per loaf!

4 Margaret Holmes Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts 7.5/8oz can 10/$10***
- 4 $0.35/1 Margaret Holmes or Peanut Patch Product, any 05-13-12 SS Insert
= $1.20 or $0.30 each!

2 Martha White mixes 10/$10
- 2 $0.50/1 Martha White Muffin Mix (zip 97401)

2 Suave Natural Shampoo & Conditioner 15oz $.99
- 2 $0.50/1 Suave Hair Product (excluding trial and travel sizes) - NLA?

2 Enfagrow Older Toddler 4pks $5.49 (reg $5.99) - Donation Item
- 2 $5/1 Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Older Toddler Ready-to-Drink 4-pack (Natural Milk or Vanilla Flavor)
= $0.98 or 49¢ per 4 pack OR 13¢ per drink!

Total Spent {Before Taxes} = $3.38
Total Saved {approx.} = $21.76
Total Percentage Saved {approx.} = 87% Savings! :)

Total Spent = $9.63
Total Saved = $153.01
Total Percentage Saved = 94% Savings!

Items I asterisked, I am using in last minute Holiday gift baskets. These are baskets I make each year to have around for when last minute events arise or someone you didn't expect gives you a gift. ;)