Friday, June 26

Behr Paint Rebate - through Sunday

Since we are (hopefully) going to be staining our house within the next month or so, I found this rebate to be extremely handy!!

Behr is offering a $5 rebate on any 1 gallon can of paint or stain and $20 off any 5 gallon can through June 28th - that's this Sunday, so hurry and buy your supplies quick!

You can process your rebate here.

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Thursday, June 25

Chef Michael's House Party

How cute is this??? If you have a pooch and want to party with your favorite pet owners, then you need to apply to host this House Party!! Sign up here.

Here's the scoop according to House Party's website:

Nothing says "I love you" like a thoughtfully-prepared meal. Why not extend that love to your pet too? Gather your favorite dog owners and their canine companions for a sharing and caring potluck dinner.

On Sunday August 16th, you and your guests will bring a specially prepared "signature" dish to share and Chef Michael’s® will bring its favorite, thoughtfully-prepared dishes for your dogs. You’ll be sharing the ritual of mealtime with your friends and everyone’s furry friend too.

If selected as a host, you’ll be able to enjoy the "dance of anticipation" as you introduce the dogs to Chef Michael’s® canine creations — mouthwatering meals they will be sure to love.

After the meal everyone will swap recipes, play games and other activities, then top off the evening by taking a relaxed stroll with the dogs. Don’t miss out on this great event.

If selected as a host, your Sunday Supper party pack will include:
  • Chef Michael’s® Samples
  • Party Favors and Decorations
  • Indoor/Outdoor Activity Kits
  • Doggie & Guest Gift Bags
Click here to apply!

Check out House Party for a chance to host more fun parties!!

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Target Clearance Schedule

Charlene over at My Frugal Adventures posted this phenomenal schedule for how Target lists clearance items. Click here to read on!

This is a MUST READ for the savvy Target shopper!

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Tuesday, June 23

Hormel Meat Coupons!

Ever notice there just aren't a lot of coupons around for meats? Well, stock up here. Hormel has just released quite a few nice lunch meat and bacon coupons. Yay!!! Make sure you print them twice!! :)

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CVS $5 Challenge - Week of 6/21

New to CVS? Read this first before you get really confused!!

It's quite a dull week at CVS.. There's really only one deal worth mentioning (as far as I'm concerned).

Transaction #1
Soy Joy Bars are on sale for 4 for $4 and receive $4 in ECBs
- Buy 5 Soyjoy bars using coupon from here ($1 off 5 Soyjoy bars)
- Spend $4 out of pocket
- Get $4 ECBs back and save 'em for next week!!! Hopefully it will be better!

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Thursday, June 18

Coach Factory Stores: Additional 20% off coupon

If you love Coach (and I know so many of my family members do... Jenni), here is a coupon you can't pass up! Click here to print your coupon for an additional 20% off at Coach Factory Stores, good through Sunday June 21st. They are supposedly having a fabulous sale right now, so imagine the savings you'll be able to get with this beauty of a coupon!

Thanks Hip2Save!

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Wednesday, June 17

$1 off Skintimate Cream Shave Gel

Click here to print your coupons for $1 off Skintimate Cream Shave Gel. I absolutely love this stuff - although I'll only buy it when it's on sale. :) Be sure to click back on your browser so you can print this off twice!

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Tuesday, June 16

How to CVS

I've had lots of friends asking me "How I CVS" so I thought I would try and explain for any folks just getting into this...

First things First...
You need to sign up for an Extra Care Card - the CVS loyalty card. You can simply sign up for it at the register or you can sign up online and have them mail it to you. You will need to use your card for EVERY TRANSACTION you make at CVS. DO NOT ever forget your Extra Care Card!!

Next on the List:
What the heck are ECBs?
ECBs stands for "Extra Care Bucks". CVS uses them just like money or instant rebates. When you purchase an item advertised as earning ECBs you'll pay cash out of pocket for the item, and then your ECBs will print on the BOTTOM of your receipt. Be sure and tear that part off the receipt and save it! You can use it just like cash for future purchases.

For Example:
Crest Toothpaste is advertised for $1.99 and receive $2 ECBs.
• Purchase Crest Toothpaste for $1.99
• Receive $2 ECBs on your receipt
• Then purchase Dove Bodywash for $4.99
• Give the cashier your $2 ECBs from the previous transaction
• Pay $3 out of pocket

One word of caution:
You must use the total amount of ECBs on the receipt in one transaction.
Say you have $4 in ECBs on the bottom of a receipt. You want to buy Crest Toothpaste for $1.99 and want to use the $4 ECBs. If you do that you'll lose $2 in ECBs since the toothpaste is only $2 and you have a total of $4 ECBs. Your purchase must be equal to or greater than (before tax) the ECB amount. (Thanks to Couponing 101 for that description)

How to Get a Deal
Okay, so now you know you need an Extra Care Card and you've figured out what ECBs are. So now what?

Each week, CVS offers a circular with deals valid for one week. The circular will include sale items and also ECB sale items. ECB sale items are the deals you want to look at first as they will save you the most money. To get the most bang for your buck, pair ECB deals with manufacturer's coupons you've clipped from the Sunday paper or printed online.

For example:
Transaction #1
Crest Toothpaste is advertised for $1.99 and receive $2 ECBs
- Use $1 off coupon from the Sunday Paper
Pay $.99 out of pocket and receive $2 ECBs.
You actually just made money on that transaction!!
Then use the $2 ECBs on your next transaction:

Transaction #2
Dove Deodorant is advertised for $2.99 and receive $2 ECBs
- Use $1 off coupon from the Sunday Paper
- Give the cashier $2 ECBs from Transaction #1
- Pay only sales tax and receive $2 ECBs to use for your next transaction!

If you keep "rolling" your ECBs from one transaction to the next, you'll end up paying close to nothing out of pocket for future transactions. ECB deals do have maximum limits per Extra Care Card, so please read the fine print of the circular before you start dealin!

Now you're set with the basic knowledge of How to CVS. To get you started without getting overwhelmed, check out the button on the right side of my blog, $5 CVS Challenge. Keeping the Kingdom firsts hosts this every Sunday and presents scenarios on how to spend no more than $5 each week at CVS.

It will take awhile to get the hang of CVS, but trust me, it's well worth it!!!! And please let me know if you have any questions!

Happy CVSing!

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Another round of Home Made Simple coupons

Click here to request your Home Made Simple coupon booklet, containing $30 in coupons. Sign up soon!!

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Another $10 off $25 at JCPenney

Click here to snag another $10 off $25 coupon for JCPenney. It's only good through today, so hurry!! :)

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Cereal Bar freebie from Wal-Mart

Click here to request your free sample of Great Value Cereal Bars. Have I mentioned how much I love freebies?? haha

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Monday, June 15

CVS Scenario for 6/14

Here's how my transaction is gonna run at CVS this week:

1st transaction:

Exedrin Extra Strength: $3.79

- Use $1 Internet printable

$2.79 out of pocket

Get $2 ECBs

2nd transaction:

Kotex Pads: 2 for $6

- Use $2 Internet Printable

- Use $2 ECBs from previous transaction

$2 out of pocket

Get $2 ECBs

3rd transaction

Raisin Bran cereal: $1.88

- Use $1.50 on 2 Internet printable (you could use this on Frosted Mini Wheats also)

- Use $2 ECBs from previous transaction

$.26 out of pocket

Total out of pocket: Right around $5.

This scenario won't produce any ECBs to use for next week, but my family is running low on cereal... And .$26 for 2 boxes of cereal is too good to pass up!! :)

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Friday, June 12

Sign up for product mailing lists

Manufacturers offer consumers a way to get great coupons and inside news on products by joining their mailing lists. Here is a list of some numbers to call and sign up for their mailing lists.

1-800-523-4660 Kraft

1-800-450-7580 Axe

1-800-841-1256 French's mustard

1-800-510-6763 Juicy Juice (option 1 then ext. 5 )

1-800-drpepper Dr. Pepper

1-800-395-5849 Sunny D.

1-800-292-2200 Clorox

1-800-632-5847 McCormick (option 3)

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10% and 20% off at Dollar General (this weekend only)

Have a Dollar General nearby?? Click here to print off your coupon for an additional 10% and 20% off this weekend only (June 13-14)!

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Free DVD for kiddos

Click here to request your free GeoTrax DVD from Mattel. It has 4 different "episodes" included lasting about 11 minutes each. Not bad for free! It's a great back up for rainy days this summer!! You'll need to allow 12-14 weeks for delivery.

I loove freebies. haha

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Wednesday, June 10

Namebrand clothes, cheapie cheapie


My mom has been telling me and telling me about a fabulous site, I finally decided to check it out for myself. Wow! They list coupon codes for online shopping for TONS of major clothing stores.

Here's how it works: You type in the name of the store you're looking for and if there are coupon codes available, they'll pop up for you to type in at checkout of the clothing store's website. They have codes available for things like 30% off, free shipping, etc.

My mom was able to purchase $280 worth of Cold Water Creek clothing for $49 using coupon codes along with their 50% off sale. That's AWESOME!!!!!!!

I ordered two pieces from Tulle's recent 1-day sale and wanted one more piece, but the prices had gone back up (bummer). I was able to find a coupon code on to bring the prices back down to pretty close to the sale price (within $1). For those interested, the code is luckybreaks3. is one of the coolest cheapie sites out there. Check it out now!!! :)

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Tuesday, June 9

$3 of Huggies Pull Ups

Yay! A new coupon is available for $3 off Huggies Pull Ups! Be sure to use it at Target next week.. when you buy 3 packages of Pull Ups you'll receive a $5 Gift Card. That's gonna equal some super cheap diapers!!

Click here for Internet Explorer

Click here for Firefox

Thanks Hip2Save!

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Friday, June 5

50% off Michael's coupon

Click here to sign up for a 50% off coupon at Michael's Craft Stores, valid until June 15. You will have to sign up for their e-mail list and then the coupon will be e-mailed to you.

I'm hoping that this will work for frames.. I'm redoing my lil girl's room and need to snag an inexpensive 16x20 frame for a piece of artwork. (Sounds impossible right?) haha

Happy cheapie shopping!

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More FREE Buddy Soaps!!

I'm in love with Johnson's Buddy Soaps. I fully admit it. haha My daughter loooves them so much and it makes bath time so much easier! Here is a fantastic coupon that will let you snag 3 Buddy Soaps for free! They are normally priced around $.97-$1.00 at Target, Walmart, CVS, etc. This coupon is for $3 off 3 Johnson's products... what a deal!!

Click here if you are using Internet Explorer

Click here if you are using Firefox

Many thanks to Money Saving Mom for this hot coupon!!

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$1 off Original Cheerios coupon

Click here to print off $1 off a box of original Cheerios.

Sorry to say my computer is still dead... I'm pretty bummed about it. I will hopefully have it to the doc's tomorrow to see if it's salvageable. Chin up, right?

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Tuesday, June 2

Tulle's Day = Cheap, really cute clothes!

I wasn't able to post this earlier since my computer went caput. However, I just checked and they still have all items available, except not available in all sizes. Tulle is offering really cute, really cheap items starting June 2 (today). I was able to order 2 super cute sweaters for just $14 (before shipping!)
If you are looking for some unique pieces, look no further - Tulle is the place to go!! Click here to start shopping!

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Monday, June 1

My computer crashed!!! ahhhhhhh!!

My computer crashed on Thursday!! My beloved Mac of 5-1/2 years just decided not to turn on Thursday morning. I've got to take it to the doctor to see if there's anything that can be done for it. I apologize for my lack of posts... it's been devastating without a computer.. (I'm typing this up on my mom's laptop hehehe) I hope you hang in there with me.. I'll be back online as soon as I can!!

Just a heads up - there should be a new Redbox code today.. head on over to to see if it's available.

Keep your fingers crossed that my Mac is saveable!!!