Friday, August 26, 2011

Sign up for FREEBIES and COUPONS from Vocalpoint

This has got to be one of my most FAVORITE websites ever! Click here to sign up to become a member of the Vocalpoint Community and get in on some awesome FREEBIES, SAMPLES and COUPONS!

It's a female-only (sorry, guys!) market research program from Tremor, a division of P&G. Once you receive the freebies, samples and coupons; go back to your profile and simply write a review of the product(s).

Don't wait, sign up today!

*You will either be "accepted" or "declined" a membership to Vocalpoint. Not all memberships are guaranteed.

Papa Murphy's Special: $5 Large One-Topping Pizza!

I have to give my husband FULL credit for this find. He decided that he wanted Papa Murphy's last night for supper so we went to pick up our pizza...we stumbled onto a FABULOUS deal!

From August 25 - August 27, pick up a large one-topping pizza for only $5!! That's $2 less than normal! We LOVE the Take 'N Bake pizza from here the best! We even picked up a couple extra for the freezer. The best part: NO COUPON REQUIRED!! =)

FREE Admission to the Sedgwick County Zoo (Wichita)- This Weekend Only!

Happy 40th Birthday to the Sedgwick County Zoo! Thanks to Dillons and KAKELAND, admission is FREE this weekend to celebrate! On Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, be sure to stop out to the Zoo anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to get in on the Birthday Celebration! On top of this, the first 3,000 people each day will receive a FREE birthday cupcake!

Come check out your favorite animals with your entire family!

A special thanks to Kansas Coupons for sharing the information with me!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FREE Sample of Downy's Unstopables

Downy's Facebook page is giving away TWO MILLION samples of their new product, "Unstopables". This is an in-wash scent booster for your clothes. I have tried it before and I love it for my towels and bedding!

Simply "like" Downy on Facebook and sign up to receive a free sample- it's that easy!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kmart: Double Coupons This Week!

It's a Double-Coupon-Event at Kmart this week (8/20/11-8/27/11)!

Kmart will double manufacturer coupons up to $.99.

In order to qualify for the double coupons, you must be a member of "Shop Your Way Rewards". If you are not a member, it's FREE to sign up- and is really like almost any other store loyalty program. You may sign up at the Customer Service Counter.

At Kmart, you are only allowed 4 "like" coupons per transaction. Double-check the policy before you try (I thought it was 5 "like" coupons).

You can also stack your manufacture coupons with Kmart's Super Coupons, which can be found in the ad and in the store.

Take advantage of the Double-Coupon-Event while it's here! =)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Walgreens Preview (8/21/11-8/21/11)

Register Reward (RR) deals at Walgreens this week:

Dial Nutriskin Bodywash: $3.99, get $3RR =$.99

Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste or Toothbrush: $4.99, get $4RR =$.99

Crest 3D White Toothpaste: 2/$5.00, get $3RR =2/$2.00

Dove or Degree Antiperspirant/Deodorant: 2/$4, get $1RR = 2/$3

Always 20-48 pk; Select Maxi 68-120 pk; Tampax 40 pk: 2/$11, get $4RR = 2/$7

KY Yours & Mine 2 pk: $14.95, get $5RR = $9.95

Just For Me or Soft & Beautiful Relaxer kit or Texturizer: $4.99, get $4RR = $.99

Organix Hair Care: 2/$12, get $5RR = 2/$7

Huggies Slip-on: $9.49, get $2RR = $7.49

ProGlide or Venus Razor: $9.99, get $4RR = $5.99

Dove or Degree Personal Care: 3/$18, get $6RR = 3/$12

Airwick Freshmatic or Lysol Neutra Air: $7.99, get $3RR = $4.99

All 2x Laundry Detergent (96 load): $9.99, get $1RR = $8.99

Household Products (Drano, Scrubbing Bubbles, Pledge): 2/$7, get $1RR =2/$6

M&Ms (9.9-12oz): 2/$5, get $1RR = 2/$4

Kellogg's Cookies & Crackers, Cheez-its, Rice Krispie Treats: 4/$10, get $5RR = 4/$5

Get a sneak peek of tomorrow's ad tonight to plan your savings at:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Deals - Week 2

In order to get the best Back to School deals, it looks like it's best to pick up a few featured items each week before school begins. After flipping through this week's ads, the best deals that I found were:

1 Subject Notebook - $.29
10 pk No. 2 pencils - $.19
Filler paper (130 sheets) - 2/$1
24 pk Crayola crayons - Free (after $1 RR)
Backpacks or Totes - B1G1 FREE
Mead Five Star Notebooks - B1G1 FREE
2 Pocket Folder - $.09
10 pk Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils - $.39
Index cards (100 pk) - $.39
Penway Erasers - $.39
Sheet protectors - $.39
1" Binder - $.39
5 Tab Divider - $.39
Index Card Holder or Pencil case - $.39
Elmer's Glue - $.29 (with in-ad coupon)
10 pk Paper Mate Stick Pens - $.29
10 ct. Crayola Markers - $.99
2 pk Uniball Gel Pen - $.99
Pencil box or Pouch - $.59
Crayola White Poster Board - $.29
Individual school supplies - $.09
Wood ruler - $.19
Mead Five Star Binders - $9.99
TI Scientific Calculator - $8.99
Tech Gear Zippered Binder - $6.99 (Great for organizing coupons!)

Office Max:
Filler Paper (100 sheets)  - $.01

10 pk Paper Mate Pens - $.10
Poly 2-pocket Folders - $.25
Office Max glue/glue sticks combo pack - $.50
10 pk Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils - $.75

Mead Five Star 1-Subject Notebooks - $1.00
90 ct. Post-its - $1.00
3 pk Sharpie Highlighters - $1.00
2 pk Sharpies - $1.00
RoseArt Glue Sticks/School Glue - $.20
10 ct. RoseArt Markers/Colored Pencils - $.50 (receive 24 ct. crayons FREE!)
Wooden ruler, Pencil box, Binder pouch - $.50
Standard-size Book Covers - $.50
Poly folder - $.50
10 ct. Paper Mate Eagle Pens - $.50
100 ct. Index Cards - $.50
Mead 1-subject Notebook - $.50
8 ct. Bic Mechanical Pencils - $.90

1 Subject Notebook - $.15
24 pk Crayola Crayons - $.25
2-pocket Folder - $.15
Elmer's Glue - $.69Filler paper (150 sheet) - $.75

Toys R Us:
B1G1 FREE - Crayola Products
FREE Lunch Kit when you buy Backpack
12pk Crayola Colored Pencils - $1.00

Office Depot:
Scholastic School Glue - $.01
5 pk Sharpies - $1.00

Flexible Binder - $.50
Foray Pens - $.50
3 pk Erasers - $.50
Staple Remover - $.50
4 pk Paper Mate Pens - $1.00

24pk Crayola Crayons - $.25
2pk Elmer's School Glue - $.25
10 ct. No. 2 Pencils - $.25
Plastic Ruler - $.25
12 pk Paper Mate Eagle Pens - $.25
2-pocket Folders - $.25
Crayola Colored Pencils - $1.00
1" Binder - $1.00
88 ct. Construction Paper - $1.00
10 ct. RoseArt Markers - $1.00
10 ct. Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils - $1.00

Pick up a few extra supplies to help other kids that are going back to school. Send them with your own child or contact your child's teacher to arrange to drop items off. Every little bit helps! =)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Great Lash Saturdate @ Walgreens (08/06/11) = FREE Cosmetics Bag!

Head to your local Walgreens tomorrow, Saturday Aug. 6th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Great Lash Saturdate Event! Purchase Great Lash Mascara and receive a complimentary Maybelline New York cosmetics bag (while supplies last)!

Here's a $1/1 Great Lash coupon to use along with the B1G1 50% off deal going on now!

This is good at ALL Walgreens!

FREE Open House at Sam's Club!

Don't have a Sam's Club membership? No problem! This weekend only (Aug. 5th - Aug. 7th) your local Sam's Club is offering you a chance to visit their warehouse without having to pay for a membership. Their August Back-to-Class Open House is going on now! Store hours are from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

If you like what you see, you can join for $40 a year (I currently have this membership, it's pretty basic) or you can upgrade to the $100 a year membership that include additional savings and coupon offers good only at Sam's.

Remember, Sam's Club does not accept coupons.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Request a FREE Home Made Simple P&G coupon booklet

Go Here to request a FREE Home Made Simple coupon booklet. There's over $35 in savings on brands such as Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, Swifer and more!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Have you signed up for Swag Bucks yet?

Back to School Deals

In order to get the best Back to School deals, it looks like it's best to pick up a few featured items each week before school begins. After flipping through this week's ads, the best deals that I found were:

1 Subject Notebook - $.39
10 pk No. 2 pencils - $.39
6 pk Paper Mate highlighters - $.39
Filler paper (130 sheets) - $.59
24 pk crayons/12 pk colored pencils - $.59

Office Max:
Wooden ruler - $.01
24 pk Schoolio Crayons - $.01
10 pk No. 2 pencils - $.10
Composition Notebook - $.50
3 pk Office Max glue sticks - $.50
1" Durable Standard Binders - $1.50

6pk Elmer's glue sticks - $1.00
5" Fiskars scissors - $1.00

1 Subject Notebook - $.15
24 pk Crayola Crayons - $.39
1" Avery Poly Binder - $1.00
Filler paper (150 sheet) - $.75

Toys R Us:
24pk Crayola Crayons - 4/$1.00 (must buy 4)
Crayola Scissors - $1.00
12pk Crayola Colored Pencils - $1.00

1 Subject Notebook - $1.00

Office Depot:
2-pocket folder - $.05
Protractor - $.05
Vinyl Storage Pouch - $.05
FREE backpack and lunch tote with purchase of $15 or more!

24pk Crayola Crayons - $.24
10pk Crayola Markers - $.99
2pk Elmer's glue sticks - $.50
10pk Bic ballpoint pens - $.50
Composition Notebook - $.50
Fashion/licensed pocket folders - $.50
Stretchable book covers - $.50
10pk No. 2 pencils - $.50

Pick up a few extra supplies to help other kids that are going back to school. Send them with your own child or contact your child's teacher to arrange to drop items off. Every little bit helps! =)

Menards: Save 11% on EVERYTHING!

From July 30th through August 7th, get an 11% mail-in-rebate on ALL of your purchases!

The rebate comes in the form of a merchandise credit check and takes around 6-8 weeks for processing.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Calling all Teachers!

Tomorrow, Sunday July 31 and Monday, August 1 is "Teacher Appreciation Day" at Office Max.

This means that MaxPerks Rewards for Teacher members will receive:
-  A free resuable tote bag PLUS 20% off everything* you can fit inside
-  Free product samples from brands such as Post-it, Sharpie, Expo, Command and more!
- A free desk calendar/planner filled with coupons valid throughout the next year!

*Offer valid to MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers members or new teacher member sign-ups only. (There's also a long list of things that are not included in the 20% off sale- mostly technology items.) No rainchecks will be given. One coupon per customer.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Welcome to Not-So-Extreme Couponing!

There seems to be a coupon blog every where you turn these days, thanks to TLC's show and series "Extreme Couponing". I will admit, I was a fan when the series began, but as each episode was played, I became disgusted with some of the tactics that a few of these people were using. I guess I don't see why it's necessary for a family of three or so to need to buy hundreds of the same item in one shopping trip. This is where I think the line is crossed from "couponer" to "hoarder". Now some people do in fact donate their loot to local shelters, which is fine with me.

Enough about my thoughts... the purpose of this blog is to create a place where people can follow me on some of my deals and pick up some couponing habits along the way. The deals I'll post about are what I can find in Wichita, Kansas (since I recently moved here)...but since the majority of my friends and family are in Nebraska, I'll try my best to include some of the deals that they can get in on too!

Most "couponers" have a story about how they got started. I guess it's time that I share mine with you! While I was in college, I would clip coupons every once in a great while. I never purchased a Sunday paper so if I came across the inserts, I would try my best to use them. Most of the time, I would go grocery store and forget my coupons at home. Sounds familiar, huh? =)
Anyway, in December my husband was promoted and with that promotion came a move from Omaha, Nebraska to Wichita, Kansas. I was just starting my second semester of grad school in Omaha when we moved. I would now have to drive the four and a half hour drive to Omaha every Friday for class on Saturday, and get in the car after class and head back to Kansas. We had talked about me getting a job after we were settled, but my job would have to be pretty flexible and I was only able to work Monday through Thursday so that I could travel on Friday again.
After just a few weeks of living in Wichita, I stumbled across a "Groupon" deal for half price subscriptions for the Sunday paper. We signed up immediately. Once the coupons arrived, I knew that I was going to be more diligent and I knew that I could save us a lot of money.
After the first shopping trip with coupons (Wes came with), he saw the savings that we could get. He was pretty excited. He told me that we can save more with me couponing than I'll be able to make at a part-time job (since I'll begin student teaching in August). We decided that this was for me!

Learning the ins and outs of couponing have been an adventure in and of itself for me. I've relied on the help of some friendly cashiers and I've been burned a few times at the register too. I'll try to make this as easy as possible for you to follow!

And here we go....