McAffee internet program is a $4 MM at amazon.com! Go here at HiptoSave to find out how!

Get $20 off your next purchase at 1-800-flowers.com by clicking here. If I understand correctly, it is like $20 cash, making many items free(popcorn, cookies, Easter buddies,tulip bouquet)

Sample of Tide Total Care here

Go to Kashi's if you have not already requested you FREE frozen entree coupon(good until 6/30/09!)


My crazy rebate deals!

Remember how I said that I got some beer rebates from trades and Ebay? Well, I put them in full swing today! Please forgive my lot of Powerade...we're having the tummy bug and dehydration from Powerade is less than Pedialyte! Yeah...my total is high, but I kept telling myself that I would buy these things in a couple weeks anyways and they were almost entirely free after rebates!

Here is what I got:
10 Powerade, 1 bag spinich,1 bag mixed lettuce,14 Ragu, 14 boxes whole wheat pasta,1 cantalope, bananas, 1 16pk. yogurt, 1lb. dli ham, 1/2lb deli turkey, 1 kashi pizza, 2 Smucker's jelly spread

6 lean turkey rolls, 5lbs. Tyson natural/boneless ect. chicken, 2lbs. grapes, 1 red onion, 2 pks. Yoplait yoplus,2 boxes fishsticks,1 bag salmon, 10 Diego bandaids(not pictured), 1 ant spray(not pictured), 1 weed killer(not pictured)

Retail: 170.32 My Total:$111.06 AFTER rebate:$46.05!


11 cans Hunt's tomato sauce(not pictured) $.99ea
-Weekly coupon(made them $.39ea)
Retail:$8.97(aggh) My Total:$4.46....

Recieved:(I need to go back and get a couple more items to recieve $5 for the ConAgra rebate. It is $5 for $10 worth...I had $8.97!!!!! I guess I'll have to get a couple more cans tomorrow!
2 cans Hunt's tomato sauce$.99ea
1 Tyson anytizers* marked down* $3.55-ms=$.87
Retail:$5.53 My Total:$1.71 Recieved: $5 back




4 Zone bars $1ea-1 $.50/1(mailer) and 1 B1G3 printable(no longer available?)=$.50/4
3 Suave body wash $1.99-2 FREE(mailers) and 1 $2/3 bodywash RP =FREE
3 Loreal hair care(shampoo/conditioner/styler) $2.99
- $5/2(CVS mailer)-$2/1(CVS) -$1/1 styler and $1/1 Loreal Vive=FREE+$8.97 toward Loreal
(I didn't realize my raincheck counted toward this too, so I have to get my $5 FREE item next time I'm in!)
3 boxes Cheerios $3.33ea- $1/3 and FREE WYB 2 peelie=$2.22ea
1 Crest ProHealth $2.99-$1/1(P&G)=$1.99
1 Gillette Fusion $7.99(raincheck)-$4/1(P&G)=$3.99
2 Pampers jumbo EasyUps $10(raincheck)-$1/1(mailer) and $1.50/1(mailer)=$8.75ea
4 Ritz crackers $1(raincheck)-2 $2/2=FREE
2 Gold Emblem cashews $.99ea-1 $2/2CRT=FREE
1 Playskool TS wipes $1.99-$2/1 CRT=FREE
-$10/$50 CRT and $18.96ECB
Retail(reciept savings):$98.27 My Total:$2.46 Recieved:$18ECB

4 Sponge bob bandaids(cleaerance) $1.50ea-2 $3/2=FREE
4 Diego bandaids $1.18ea-2 $3/2=FREE+overage
1 Nestle cookies $2.43(TRY ME rebate)
2 Tyson boneless chicken (marked down) $3.15ea
2 Pace salsa $2.67ea- 2 $4/1 printable(instant win game)=FREE+overage
2 SmartBalance spread $2.50ea-(PRICE MATCHED to wags!)-2 $1/ peelies=$.50ea
1 Smartbalance butter sticks $2.99-FREEWYB spread=FREE
Retail:$30.77 My Total:$6.12 -rebate:$3.69!

Dillons(2 transactions)*(sale price, mega sale discount at end)
3 *Powerade $.99-3 $.40/1 tearpads=$.19ea
5 *Colgate toothpaste $1.50-5 $.75/1(SS)=$.50ea
1 *Softsoap $1-$.75/1(Colgate-Palmolive home mailer)=FREE
1 *Irish Springs 3pk. $1.50-$1/1(Colgate-Palmolive home mailer)=$.50
1 Dan-animals yogurt pack(Tristan asking for that darn monkey yogurt again!) $2.29
bananas $1.23
4 2pks. Beechnut baby food orig. 1.67-closeout-4 $1/1 ANY Beechnut(home mailer for compliment)=$.03ea!
2 bags Fresh Express spinich $2.29-MS=$1.49-$1 WYB2(blinkie)=$.99ea
1 Kroger cottage cheese $2.39
1 Sargento Finishers $2.50( I didn't realize this was a part of the mix and match...otherwise I would not have gotten 1 tube of toothpaste)-$1/1blinkie and TRY ME FREE REBATE(3/15SS)=FREE up to $2.50?...or $1.50(if they give me the after coupon price)
Retail:$39/04 My Total:$11.34-rebate=$8.84

2nd trans.
3 Kashi pizzas(sale) $5.54ea
Retail:$21.58 My Total:$16.33-$15 rebate=$1.33!
1 bottle asprin $.99-FREE
1 envelopes $1.19(no huggies in!)
Retail:$2.18 My Total: $1.59(on giftcard0=FREE
Other:(forgot items)
1 loaf bread $1
2 pks. peppers(6 total, red, yellow, and green) $1.49ea
1 bag dark brown sugar $1.99


Sharing my EBay experiences

It seems kinda crazy to pay a clipping fee for coupons, but from only doing it a few times...it's completely worth it! I am still amazed that our total bill is still less than 50% of what it was this time last year when I started researching the "coupon girls" and we have even added a little one during that time! I challenged myself this past month to try and see if collecting coupons from Ebay was worth the trouble, but I have quickly realized that it is a great way to get coupons for what you need. You do need to be aware of who your seller is when you do this! Only trade with a seller who pictures the exact coupon you are purchasing and specifically says they are charging a handling fee(buying the actual coupon is illegal). Also, KNOW your coupons...don't get printables, they could be copies or PDF files that are now considered fraudulant...the best example is $2 off Silk Soy. The Silk coupon was a promotional coupon that was originally realeased as a PDF file and quickly pulled from the site a couple days later when the manufacturer realized it could be saved...that was a couple of years ago and it is still being sold on Ebay. Silk has asked that stores do not accept this coupon, so don't buy it! Anyways, on to my experiences.


This is a HUGE expense for me! I'm trying to potty train one, but it's not going well and we still have a baby and I'm NOT buying off brands...I have tried 3 different off brands and they are not the same. So, I purchased 5 FREE Pampers coupons with no max. value..and found out that ToysRUs, Dillon's ect. will happily accept them for boxes of diapers. I used these during a promo. period and paid tax on the diapers and also recieved a $15 giftcard in return! These coupons cost a fee of $9.99ea which is how much the small packs cost on sale...so I thought even if I can't get large sizes, I'm not losing money.


This is not a necessity, but my husband and I quite enjoy shrimp and salmon. It's packed full of good stuff and so, I want to find a way to pay for it. I purchased 6 FREE Seapak products for $4.50ea...Seapak shrimp goes on sale every 3-4 weeks for 50%off at Dillon's....there is a couple of friendly cashiers that will ring the coupon in for the presale price(they are coupon-ers too) and I end up getting free seafood +about $4-$5 off my other items...not a bad deal.

FREE WYB coupons

20 FREE pasta up to $1.50 WYB 1 Ragu...it cost $10 for these or $.50 ea. I have already used 6, but the rest will be used in combination with a Budweiser rebate I got off of Ebay too. Here's how I plan to use those and the math that goes with. Wait until whole grain pasta goes on sale for $1.50 or less....

Buy 14 Ragu pasta sauce $1.78ea(Walmart price, but Dillon's sometimes has it for less...) $24.92

14 whole grain pasta $1.50ea-7 FREE WYB pasta=FREE

+$3.50(cost of the coupons)

+$2.42(cost of rebates..I do one rebate to my house, and one to friends)

-2 $10 Bud rebates that inluded $10 off $10 or more...snacks, ice, CONDIMENTS(yes, Ragu counts!)

=$10.84 for 14 Ragu and $14 pasta sauce!

Our family can use an entire box and jar for anywhere from 2-3 meals. That's like $.25 per meal for the entire family if you don't add meat!

My point is that you have to use good judgement when using Ebay, but if you do the math...it can be pretty sweet! It's also pretty fun when someone behind you gets curious about what's taking so long and realizes that your total just went to virtually nothing! He he he:)


Target Deals

* I'd like you to be aware that when I went in on Sat. and bought GoFresh deoderant the cashier automatically did 75%off the item value instead of giving me the deoderant free. I politely asked her why she did that when the coupon value is clearly more(and Target gets that full value).. and she said "oh, well, when I was trained, they told us that if your item is less than the coupon value, then to do 75% off, unless the customer says something!" So, WATCH YOUR COUPONS if you are doing travel sizes.

THESE ARE THE BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS AT TARGET> UNLESS YOU HAVE TO SHOP AT ONLY TARGET FOR BACK TO SCHOOL...these are NOT good deals. The exception is maybe Mead 1" binders for $1...and that is only because most teachers require you to have one for each class. Otherwise, all of these items have been free(or $.01!) or will be free at CVS, Staples, Office Depot ect. DO NOT LET $.50 prices fool you into stocking up on office supplies. You are not going to be eating $.50 pens for dinner.

Banana Boat Sunscreen in the Travel Section is only .99
Use the $1 coupon from the 5/3SS (does not exclude travel size)
Final cost FREE!(Thanks, NWA Deals!)

Dove GoFresh deoderant t.s. $.97-$1.25/1=FREE

Olay bar soap(1ct. travel) $1- $1/1 Olay bar pack soap(6/7? P&G)=FREE*NO BEEPS

Nexxus bandaids travel$.97-$1/1printable=FREE

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts (8 ct) $1.52Use the .55 coupon from the 6/7RPor $1/2(8/2RP)
Or the .55 coupon from here: IE or FirefoxPlus, use the .75 Target couponFinal cost ONLY .22 per box!*Time to stock up!

Select varieties of Alexia Crunchy Snacks $2.50
Use the 2 $1 coupons from the 6/14SS
Plus, use the .75/2 Target coupon Final cost $1.25 each!

Kashi Single Cereal Cups $1Use the $1 Target coupon Final cost FREE!

MorningStar Farms products priced around $3.39
Use the $1/1 coupon available here: IE or Firefox or here or here: IE or Firefox.
OR $1/2(8/2RP)
Plus, combine with the $2/2 Target coupon
Final cost $1.39 per box!
Also, don't forget that these qualify for the Kellogg's Fuel for School rebate!
**we bought the kind that is like a gound meat substitute and Tristan eats 2nds with it in it...he will not eat 2nds if there is ground meat usually.

Del Monte Fruit Chillers $2Use the $1 coupon from here Final cost $1!

Dove Face Wipes (5 ct) .99 Use the $1 Dove Face Care coupon from the 6/7RP =FREE!

Reach Toothbrush (select varieties) .97 Use the $1 coupon from the 3/15 or 6/14SS=FREE!

Dove Go Fresh Deodorant Travel size .97- $1 coupon from the 6/7RP=FREE!

Johnson & Johnson Red Cross First Aid kit (travel size) .99- $1 coupon from the 5/17RP
Final cost FREE!**You can also get these FREE at Walmart & CVS too!

Axe shower gel (travel size) .97
Use the $1 coupon from the 4/5RP
Final cost FREE!

Renu Contact solution (trial size) $1.59 Use the $1 coupon from here Final cost $.59:(

Johnson's Soap Buddies priced around $1
Use the $1 coupon from the 3/8RP
Final cost FREE!
Also from 8/2 inserts would be free....
ALL, Tide, Clean and Clear, Olay items, ect. FREE a/c

Socks ect. BOGO

Numerous readers are having issues with being able to stack a Target coupon and manufacturer coupon together on one item. Well, the good news is that Target's coupon policy clearly states that you can use both coupons together on one item. Their policy also states that if the value of the coupon is higher then the value of the item, then they can adjust the coupon down. Go on over here to access their coupon policy. Print it off and keep it with you every time you shop at Target. You also may want to read more about the coupon issues people have been encountering and what can be done about it here.
*I have personally had trouble whenever there is a guy manager working the front...I can not remember his name! He has glasses, tall, belly, umm..balding? and he looks like he's smelling dirty diapers whenever he is working...ahh. Anyways, the only bad days I've had at Target, are when he is there, so I turn around and walk out.

Walmart and some Target deals

We had to go tothe recycling center and YMCA, so we managed to pick up the following while we were out...although, now that I think about it, I should have organized my Target deals last night, because I missed a few.*pics later...as always:)

6 Diego Bandaids $1.18-3 $3/2 blinkies=FREE+overage
2 Nestle Goodstart formula $6.32-1 $11/1 and $8/1 check(home mailer)=FREE+overage
5 boxes Kashi bars $2.98ea- 5 $2/1(home mailer, was tucked in with a sample...and very tricky to find!)=$.98ea
3 bags Salmon $3.50(rollback)
1 Oreo(DH request) $2.50
2 Dananimials crush yogurt(Tristan's "monkey" yogurt) $2-$1/1(SS)=$1ea
1 10oz. spinich $4.88
Retail: $46 My Total:$17.63
Recieve:$10 rebate for $10+ in seafood(beer rebate traded for on HCW)

6 Market Pantry soups $.54ea-3 $.50/2 printables=$.27ea
2 Mott's applesauce(6pk) $1.69-2 $.55/1 printable and 2 $1/1 TQ=$.14ea!
1 bunny ears (Izzy's Easter basket) $1
Retail:$7.62 My Total:$2.10
(transferred Rx and they gave me the WRONG prenatal vitamins....they were more expensive by $9! aggh! got a $25 giftcard..cost $18.99. I also got a raincheck for Huggies, which is fine with me. That means less will be taken off my giftcard when they come in!)
4 Glade Sense and Spray $7.99ea-3 $4/1SS and a BOGO printable-4 $4/1 MarchESC=FREE+$4
2 Glade Lasting Impressions(they only had 2!) $7.99ea-2 $4/1SS-2 $4/1 MarchESC=FREE
8 Garnier shampoo,conditioner, styler $2.99ea-8 $2/1march ESC and 8 $1/1RP=FREE
1 Domino sugar $3.49
2 SmartBalance spread $2.99ea-BOGO -2 $.50/1(home mailer)=$1ea
Retail(by reciept):$101.93 My Total:$6.52(and $5.17 was TAX!)
Have:$18.48 left on GC
and a raincheck that says 3 packs Gentle Care diapers for a total of $20.
1 VERY expensive sticker book $12.99( it's huge...for potty training incentive...which I'm not sure if it's working or not!)
1 bag organic cheese puffs(Tristan's easter basket treat) $2.79
-$15 giftcard(from free diapers)
Retail"$16.78 My Total:$1.78


CVS and Walmart trip

CVS:got rainchecks for Pampers Easy Ups, Gillette razor, and Carnation Instant breakfast

NEW: the coupon machine has been reset...so, a TON of new ones printed out! I still have to check them against man. qs and deals,but I'll let you know. Idid get $2/any 2 Gold Emblem nuts. It makes small packs free, but they were out of chocolate covered, so I'm waiting:)

1 Slimquick $4.99
1 CVS Vitamin D $2.99
1 *Loeal Revitalift towelettes $6-$1/1 =$5
(*raincheck, had purchased 1...got back 10ECB)
1 Cheerio bar $.89
3 Diego v-day chocolate $.13ea(90%off)
1 Orajel toddler paste $3.79
2 Act ts $.99ea
Retail:$23.52 My Total:$.05 Recieved:$19.96 ECB

Walmart: I returned a couple things..got back $13.49...I forgot Tristan's socks, trash bags, and sugar....arrghh.
8 Powerade Zero $.75ea-8 FREE Powerade qs(Coke Rewards)=FREE
2 Seapak shrimp scampi(1lb boxes) $8.12-2 FREE(ebay)=FREE
4 Honeysuckle White turkey rolls $1.98ea
1 Pampers Easy Ups $10.24-$1/1=$9.24(I should have used a comp. ad from CVS..)
4 Huggies GENTLE CARE dispposable changing mats $2.82
-4 $5/1 ANY Huggies Gentle care=FREE + $8.64 overage
1 SpraynWash for whites $2-TRY ME FREE rebate=FREE(after rebate)
7 *Diego bandaids $1.18ea- 3 $3/2 Bandaid=FREE+$.74 overage
* I also had butterfly closures so I could use another coupon, but they didn't get scanned...so I did pay for 1 Bandaid..if it had been scanned I would have used another coupon and had $1.92 overage.
Retail:$61.94 My Total:$10.13 Recieve:$2 by rebate

Cost:$8.13(or free if you count that I returned items, however you want to look at it)


My crazy Dillon's Trips!

I have a question...has anyone seen Mentos gum for $1 at Dillon's? I have not seen it, but I saw on a message board that girls have been getting it free after doubles...so, if you do find it, post please:)

Also, I wanted to mention that the shortcuts coupon for $.55/1 Honeynut cheerios did NOT come off...so instead of $.12 for Cheerios, it was $.67.

Here's what I got in multiple transactions at different stores! The non Pillsbury items were fillers/baby food items/ we're having guests and I needed stuff for pizza:) I kept having to add things because I'd be a couple pennies under...oh well. I plan to share some Pillsbury with my mom-in-law from my recent trips...she has a lot more room to store it and more people to eat it!

1 Kroger cottage cheese $1
1 Hormel Pepperoni $2-$.55/1=$1
1 head lettuce $1.34
3 sweet potatoes $1.21
3 boxes Kraft macncheese $.50ea
43 Pillsbury crescent rolls $1ea-multiple($.35/1 printable and $.25/1)
8 Pillsbury cinnamon rolls $1ea-multiple(.$.35/1 printable and $.30/1)
3 Grands! biscuits $1ea-3 $.25/1=$.50ea
1 Pillsbury pizza crust $2.89-$1.10/1 (psst..q)
1 Altoid $1
3(just under) lbs. plums $3.46
8 Suave lotion $.99-8 $1/1=FREE
2 Aqufresh paste $1-2 $.75/1 printable=FREE
-12 $3 OYNOs
Retail:$120.45 My Total:$10.10($3 was tax)

Walmart(hubby trip)*not pictured
2 bags chips $2.50ea
1 box ant stakes $5.77
Aldi's(baby food stuff)
2 2lbs. carrots $.99ea
2 lbs. grapes $1.78
1 lb. strawberries $1.29
2 3lb. bags gala apples $1.19ea
2 3pks. yellow squash $1.99ea
head cauliflower $1.49
My Total:$13.40
Other Dillons trip(totals approx b/c my reciept is gone:()
1 Pillsbury pizza crust $2.89-$1.10(psst..q)=$1.79
12Pillsbury Grands! $1-11 4.25/1=$.50EA
17Pillsbury cinnamon rolls $1ea-multiple($.40/1 or $.30/1)=$.20-$.40ea
3 Colgate toothbrush $1-3 $.75/1=FREE
2 Powerade Zero $1ea-2 $.40/1 tearpad=$.20ea
2 Kraft macncheese $.50ea
1 sweettart(hubby) $1.49
1 Hershey bar $.50
-4 $3 OYNO
Retail(by my other reciepts):$50.69 My Total:$4.80


Kellogg's All Bran Rebate and others to look for

Look for rebates on these products:) They will be peelies(stickers) or winetags( tags that hang on the neck of the product) or tearpads on displays....beer rebates are either with alcohol or on party displays.

Here is the link for Kellogg's All Bran rebate up to $4.99. If any of my friends don't want this...I'll gladly take it off your hands! I love the drink mixes! This is a MM for me since I found those FREE coupons at Price Cutter:) WEE!
Also look out for TRY ME free rebates on:
Nestle Tollhouse chocolate or carmel filled cookies
(these have also had $1/1 peelies...so could be a MM if you can find both)
SprayNWash whites with Resolve
Resolve carpet cleaner(powder)
Beer rebates:$10/$10+ fresh or frozen seafood
$10/$10+ salty snacks, snacks, bottled water ect.
$15/$15+ anything prepared at deli.
Hillshire Farms chicken lunchmeat
*You do not have to buy alcohol to do the beer rebates