Thursday, April 30

$1 off Starbucks Frappuccino

Frappuccino has to be one of the hardest words out there to spell.. haha Anywhoo, click here to snag a $1 off coupon!

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Carter's Summer Sale

Carter's is having a summer sale today through May 6! Click here for a $10 off $50 coupon. Lots of their clothes are marked between $5-$9 right now. Yay!

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Super Cheapie AND Adorable Dress!!

Check out this super cute and super easy bandana dress I made for Miss Viv!!

Alright, I'll admit this has nothing to do with coupons. BUT, it was super cheap to make and looks adorable!

Here's the scoop - I came across an awesome blog with all these great crafts called Trey and Lucy. She has a tutorial for a 15 minute Bandana Dress that will fit a 2-3 year old lil girl. (Check it out here.) I was automatically hooked and had to try it out. I drove myself on over to Wal-Mart and got 2 bandanas and super cute ribbon for $3.50 all together.

However, I do have to admit it took me waaaay longer than 15 minutes to make this. I haven't used my sewing machine in at least 3 years and I totally forgot how to manage even the simplest functions on it. I actually had to get online and look up how to wind bobbin thread. I know, right? So in actuality, this super chic dress took me about 2-1/2 hours to make instead of 15 minutes. But boy next time I make one it'll only take 15 minutes!

Let me know what you think of this totally cute dress! I'll post a pic of Viv in it as soon as she wakes up. I didn't have the heart to drag her out of bed just to try her new dress on her. haha

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Wednesday, April 29

Target Results

Dove Go Fresh Deodorant = $.74

I couldn't find any Go Fresh priced at $2, but was able to find Go Fresh Deodorant and Body Mist on sale for $2.99, so with both coupons, it ended up being $.74. Not bad!
Use $1.25 Dove 3/15/R
Stack it with $1.00 Target printable

Dry Idea = FREE via printable in my stash

Priced at $2

Easy Mac Bowls = 2 for $.77


My Target wouldn't let me use both coupons.. grrr
Priced at 77¢ each
Use $1.00/2 Target printable
Stack it with BOGO Kraft Easy Mac Bowl printable

Pringles = 2 cans for $1

Sweet deal, but my Target was wiped clean and the coupons expire tomorrow.

Priced at $1.50
Use $1.00/2 Pringles 3/15/PG or 4/5/PG
Stack it with .50¢ Target printable
=$1.00/2 after 3 coupons

Ritz Cheese or Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers = 2 boxes for $1
Use two $1.00 Target printable
Stack it with
$1.00/2 Nabisco Printable
=$1.00/2 after three coupons
This deal doesn't work. The sizes for the Target coupons are wrong.

Small Steps tissues or 1 roll towel = FREE via coupons in my stash
My Target doesn't carry these.

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Tuesday, April 28

My Target plan of attack

Thanks to many experienced coupon bloggers (especially Cherry Picker), I have compiled my Target plan of attack for tomorrow. Now I just hope they aren't out of everything when I get there! :)

Dove Go Fresh Deodorant = FREE
Priced at $2.00
Use $1.25 Dove 3/15/R
Stack it with $1.00 Target printable
= Free after both coupons

Dry Idea = FREE via printable in my stash

Priced at $2

Easy Mac Bowls = 2 for FREE + possible overage

Priced at 70¢ each
Use $1.00/2 Target printable
Stack it with BOGO Kraft Easy Mac Bowl printable

Pringles = 2 cans for $1

Priced at $1.50
Use $1.00/2 Pringles 3/15/PG or 4/5/PG
Stack it with .50¢ Target printable
=$1.00/2 after 3 coupons

Ritz Cheese or Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers = 2 boxes for $1
Use two $1.00 Target printable
Stack it with
$1.00/2 Nabisco Printable
=$1.00/2 after three coupons

Small Steps tissues or 1 roll towel = FREE via coupons in my stash

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Please please e-mail me or leave a comment with any questions! :)

Monday, April 27

Free Dog Tag and Dog Toy courtesy of Mighty Dog

Score a completely free customized dog tag and toy from Mighty Dog! Click here to get yours. Just fill out the information and then be sure to enter this Promotion Code: CITIZEN522.

Thanks Hip2Save!!

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Wow, what a freebie!!!!

I was completely blown away today when I discovered this waiting for me at my doorstep. I had texted "CVS" to ShopText during a recent give-away and scored a package from Fitness Magazine. I had no idea how nice it would be!!!!

I received a super nice reusable bag, full size bottles of: Pantene Shampoo, CVS sunblock, Vaseline moisturizer and Oil of Olay Bodywash, plus a 3 pack of Playtex tampons AND a CVS $5 giftcard!!

This completely made my day!!!

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Free Movie Monday

Here is today's RedBox code. You can use this at any RedBox location to receive 1 free movie. Just enter the code during checkout when it prompts you, and you'll have a free movie for a day!


Remember, this code is only valid for today, Monday, April 28th.

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Sunday, April 26

Kraft Bagel-fuls

Giant Eagle has these interesting new bagel products (found in the freezer section) on sale 2/$4. Click here to print off two $1 off coupons. This will bring your total for 2/$2 or $1 each. Enjoy!

Please leave a comment and let everyone know what you think of them. I bought some today and am interested to see how they taste...

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CVS 4/26-5/2

I have to say I was pretty disappointed with the CVS deals this week. I didn't even go there today and instead decided to enjoy the beautiful day with my family. If you do swing by this week, one deal worth mentioning is the Campbell's Soup, Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Click here to print off a coupon for $1 off 2 Campbell's Soup. That should bring your total to approx. $.50 per can of Campbell's Soup.

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Saturday, April 25

Yard Sale Treasure Map!

The warmer weather this weekend has me geared up for yard sale season! I can't wait to see what goodies I can find this summer.

I came across this neat-o interactive map to help plan your best sales. It maps out yard sales listed on Craigslist. Just enter your home address and it will show you all sales around you. How awesome is that?? Click here to try it out! And.. have fun!

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Friday, April 24

Gain detergent coupon

Click here to receive your Gain $2.50 off laundry detergent coupon, via snail mail. Woo!

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Noteworthy websites for couponing

Since I'm pretty new to the whole coupon deal, I've been absorbing every bit of information I can get over the Internet. Some noteworthy sites I've joined include,, and There is so much info listed on those websites - I have to admit that I'm a bit overwhelmed! If you know of any other useful sites, please leave a comment so everyone can explore those as well! Thanks!!

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Thursday, April 23

Free sample of organic laundry detergent

Burgie's Organics is giving away free sample of their organic laundry detergent. Click here to get your freebie!

Thanks Hip2Save!

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Tuesday, April 21

Free Kotex liners at K-Mart

Yesterday I went to K-Mart to see what deals I could score with their double coupon event this week. I walked away with 5 boxes of Kotex pantie liners for free! I had a bunch of $.75 off Kotex pantie liner coupons. Their small boxes were priced at $1.29, so with my doubled coupon I got them completely free! If you would like to get in on this great freebie go here to print your own coupons!

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Free Super Duper Diaper Doo!

Click here to get 2 free samples of Super Duper Diaper Doo. Scroll down the page until you get to the "trial offer". Be sure to select quantity of 2 and follow the prompts. What a great deal!

Thanks Hip2Save!

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Monday, April 20

Free Movie Monday

Today's (Monday, April 20) Redbox code is


Be sure to use it by midnight tonight! Enjoy!

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Sunday, April 19

My CVS deals for 4/19

Shew! What a day! I met up with my mom and aunt this morning for deals at CVS.. I think the three of us were more than able to frustrate the other customers with our couponing - especially once we hit the registers. Ah well, I guess I didn't feel bad for too long considering the fantastic deals we got today!! :)

Here's the breakdown of my transactions for all the above products:

Transaction #1

1 Bayer Aspirin Quick Release Crystals - $2.00

- Used $2 in ECBs from previous week.

Total: $0, earned $2 ECBs

Transaction #2

1 Edge Infused Shaving Gel - $2.89

- Used $2 in ECBs from Transaction #1

Total: (with tax) $.95, earned $2 ECBs

Transaction #3

1 Crest ProHealth toothpaste - $2.88

- Used $.75 coupon

- Used $2 in ECBs from Transaction #2

Total: (with tax) $.19, earned $2.89 ECBs

Transaction #4

6 Tresemme 24 Hour Body Hair Care Products priced at $3.33 each - $20

- Used $4 off $20 in beauty products Q from CVS

- Used 6 $1 off printable Tresemme Q

- Used $2.89 ECBs from Transaction #3.

Total: (with tax) $7.97, earned $10 ECBs

Total out of pocket: $9.11, earned $10 ECBs for next trip.

Since I'm so new to this, I'm sure there are better ways to roll this deal, but I don't think I did half that bad! If you see any ways to improve this scenario, PLEASE let me know!!

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Saturday, April 18

Gearing up for Sunday Savings

It's a beautiful Saturday evening and what am I doing?? Going over my Grocery Game list and adding up my Giant Eagle purchases for tomorrow. I'm hoping it will be a great week at Giant Eagle.. as long as they have their B1G1 boneless skinless chicken breasts in stock!
I'm really dorky but I'm so excited to hit the CVS deals tomorrow as well! I've been reading up on scenarios for tomorrow and I hope it will be as good as last week!
I'll post all my deals tomorrow as I get them.

If you still haven't checked out The Grocery Game you really should.. It will save you a TON of money at the grocery store.. Just click here (and be sure to put in as the person that referred you!)

Have a great weekend!

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Friday, April 17

CVS: $4 in store coupon

CVS if offering an in-store coupon for $4 off $20 worth of beauty items. Click here to print yours off! I'm sure this will come in handy!! :)

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Thursday, April 16

CVS: Free Purex Laundry Detergent!

Yep, you heard me right! Go here to print off a coupon for B1G1 free Purex laundry detergent. Make sure you print it twice! CVS has Purex on sale for B1G1 free. I stopped by today on my lunch break and was able to get 4 bottles of laundry detergent for $.91 in sales tax!! My receipt says I saved $27.96. WOW!!

Get out there and get it before it's gone!!

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Tuesday, April 14

Earthbound Farms: Free Reusable Bag

Earthbound Farms is promoting Earth Day by giving away reusable bags to the first 10,0o0 folks that take their Earth Day pledge. I signed up for it and found out that I already do most of the items listed in the pledge. It made me feel good to know that I'm doing my part to help out! I hope you can take the time to fill out the pledge too and score a free reusable bag. :) Just click here to get started!

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Monday, April 13

CVS Challenge

Don't forget to check out the CVS Challenge for this week! I took my Aunt Becky today and we got some great deals! It was her first trip and she was able to get 1 Pantene Shampoo, 1 Pantene Conditioner, 1 Softsoap Bodywash and 1 Colgate Whitening Toothpaste for about $4 out of pocket and still have $2 in ECB's for next week!

New to CVS? Check out this great tutorial here, courtesy of Couponing 101.

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Target: Free Dry Idea deodorant

This week at Target, Dry Idea deodorant is on sale for $2. Print the $2/1 coupon here and walk away with free deodorant!

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The Grocery Game

For everyone out there that's new to couponing, this may be the answer you've been looking for. My mom joined The Grocery Game about 4 weeks ago. The website address is simply or just click here. They compile a list of all the deals that match your coupons for specifically your area stores. It does cost money, $1.25 per week, but trust me, it's well worth it!

My mom and I have been trying their lists for the past two weeks now, and on average, our savings at Giant Eagle have been tremendous. For example, I stopped by today and purchased 25 items for $24. Before I used my Giant Eagle card and all my coupons, my total would have been $43.

The best part of the system: Once you've been shopping the way they map it out for you for about 12 weeks, you should have a well stocked pantry with everything you need for at least 6 weeks.

Seriously, give this a try. And if you do decide to join, mention my e-mail Thanks!

Oh, if you don't want to spend the cash, also offers basically the same list for free every week. However, it is not nearly as thorough as The Grocery Game, nor is it specific for your area.

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New design - the last one I swear! :)

I've been playing around with my blog tonight so pardon all the random test posts. It wasn't until later that I figured out you could just preview my post without actually having everyone else look at it. whoops! I hope the new layout is the easiest to read. I really like it!!

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TEST on new sig

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Saturday, April 11

Cheapie Tastefully Simple Recipes

I love Tastefully Simple. But sometimes (ok, a lot of times lately) I haven't had the extra cash to purchase their awesome products. So, being the frugal lady I am, I found some alternative recipes and thought I'd share them! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do... and guess, what? They taste just as great, are super easy to make, and are a fraction of the price!

Beer Bread
12oz beer (not light or corona)
3 C. self rising flour
1/3 C. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter, melted.

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9\" x 5\" loaf pan with baker\'s cooking spray.
2. Combine flour and sugar; stir in beer (you might have to use your hands to get it mixed thoroughly). Dough will be sticky.
3. Pour into prepared loaf pan; brush top with melted butter.
4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from pan and finish cooling.

Garlic Garlic
3 Tbsp. granulated garlic
3 Tbsp. garlic salt
3 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. salt

Mix together and add 16 oz sour cream, along with 1/4 C (4 Tbsp.) mayo.

Nana's Apple Cake
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg or mace
1 tsp. ginger
6 cups peeled, diced tart apples

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Stir in apples. Spoon into greased 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 350ยบ for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Optional: Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts to recipe at same time as apples.
Optional: Serve with warm caramel sauce and ice cream/whipped cream.

And this seems similar to Carmel Bliss Cheese ball.

Caramel Apple Dip
Categories: Dips
Yield: 1 Servings

8 oz Cream cheese -- softened
1/4 c Brown sugar
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Caramel Extract

Mix well all ingredients until very smooth and creamy.
Chill and serve with sliced apples.


Apple Dip
Ready In: 5 Minutes. Makes 4
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Stir together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.

Oh! And if anyone has the recipe for Spinach and Herb Dip Mix - I'd loooove to have it, or any other TS recipes for that matter!! Thanks!

Free Movie Saturday

Here's your RedBox code for Saturday, April 11:


This is reportedly working just great at the Wal-Mart RedBox site. Please let me know if you have any problems with it!

Friday, April 10

Easter Weekend Cheapies

Even though Easter is this Sunday, it looks like CVS is shaping up to be a real winner! Check out Couponing 101 here to see her scenario for this weekend's deals and remember to check here for more $5 or less scenarios! Happy Easter!!

Wednesday, April 8

Wal-Mart deals

My mom checked out Wal-Mart deals today. In total she spent $8. She scored 2 full cans of Folger's coffee (Custom Roast), 2 packages of Kotex Light Days, 1 package of Mentos gum and 1 bag of Sun Chips. And all she used was coupons from Sunday's paper. Wow!!

Monday, April 6

CVS Challenge

You guys have gotta check this out.
Alyssa hosts a CVS Challenge every week showing you exactly how to score fabulous deals at CVS without spending any more than $5 out of pocket. Let me know what you think! I'm hooked!

I've added her button at the bottom of my blog so you can check it out every Sunday. Yay!

New design for Cheapie Cheapie

I updated the look of Cheapie Cheapie tonight. What do you think of it? Is it easy to read or should I try something else? Post a comment and let me know!! Thanks!

FREE Excedrin

CVS has Excedrin on sale for $1.99.

Click here for a $1.99 coupon.

I ended up paying $.13 for a bottle of Excedrin. Woo!!