Frugalicious Savings!




Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kroger Mega Sale (my first trip, FINALLY)

Well, we packed up our kiddos and did a family trip to our local KROGER store to take part in their Mega Sale!  We did 5 rounds of the Mega Sale items in ONE transaction.  That is 50 items + some non-mega sale items!

Mega Sale Items (we did 50 items for a total of $25 off automatically at checkout!)

QTY / ITEM Mega Sale Price (after $.50 Mega Sale Discount) Coupon Used Total OOP
6 – Capri Suns $1.99 6 – $1/2 IP $.99 ea
10 – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter $.99 10 – $1/1 IP -$.01 ea
2 – 2L Pepsi $.79 2 – $.25 (hangtag coupon) $.04 ea
7 – SOBE Waters $.50 3 – B1G1 IP 
1 – Tearpad B5G1
-$1.87 ea
3 – Mission Tortillas $1.49 3 – $.75/1 from 1/10 SS $.74 ea
1 – Sister Schuebert’s Rolls $1.99 1 – $.50/1 from February All You Magazine $.99 ea
1 – Pepperidge Farms Goldfish $.88 1 – $.50/1 from Kroger Home Mailer Booklet -$.12
3 – Cheerios Snack Mix $1.49 3 – $.50/1 from 1/10 SS $.49 ea
4 – Kraft Cheese Products $1.49 2 – $1/2 insert coupon* $.99 ea
13 – Quaker Rice Cakes $.50 13 – $.75 insert coupon* -$.25 ea

Non-Mega Sale Items:

QTY / ITEM Shelf Price Coupon Used Total OOP
1 – Gallon Milk $2.48 none $2.48
4 – Ester C $8.59 $5/1 from 1/3 SS -$2.82

USED a $4 Catalina from the Pillsbury Deal the other night!

Total Remaining:  $1.80

USED a PrePaid Visa card received from a previous rebate I did!

So, I guess you can call this shopping trip FREE!

* For these two coupons – I don’t remember the insert they came from!  I will try to update when I figure it out!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I got this with my SWAGBUCKS!


I love to get new Kitchen Gadgets!

Tami told me about the great price of $62.99 for this AWESOME gadget!  I checked it out today!  My husband and I combined our Amazon e-gift cards from SWAGBUCKS to purchase this product from AMAZON.  We paid a total of $22 (after taxes, $40 in SWAGBUCKS e-gift cards for Amazon, etc.)

Then, the FABULOUS thing is this $20 REBATE FORM!  We will get $20 back for our purchase!

So, let’s do the math!  This CUISINART gadget will cost me $2 OOP once we get the rebate back!

Thanks, DH, for being so kind to share your SWAGBUCKS Amazon e-cards with me!


Thanks, Tami!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FREE GE CFL’s at Target

There is a $1/1 Printable for GE compact fluorescent light bulbs HERE.

There was a $2/1 Target Coupon for the same product in the 1/10 SS.

My Target has these on version of these bulbs on clearance for $2.78 and another for $2.99. 

Combining these two coupons makes the bulbs FREE plus a bit of overage.

Thanks Common Sense with Money for the heads up!

May you day be ‘just frugalicious’

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cellfire Releases New Loadables

Today, Cellfire released its new round of loadables.  Head on over to Cellfire to pop these onto your frequent shopper card.  They are a great way to add to your grocery shopping savings!

The new Cellfire can be saved until Monday 02/08/10 and expire Monday 02/22/10.

If you are heading to Kroger before the end of tonight, be sure to add the $1/2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls loadable to your Kroger card so that you can save an extra $1!

Another note:  There is a mega sale starting at Kroger tomorrow – there will be lots of great deals as usual.  When you are making your shopping list for the Mega Sale, you will want to load your Kroger card with coupons that coordinate with your Mega Sale Shopping List!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kroger Pillsbury Deal (MoneyMaker)

OK!  Anyone can do this deal!  The 10/$10 sale price is good through TOMORROW night.  The Catalina deal is running 1/25/10 thru 2/21/10! 

So, get printing – then head to your nearest Kroger!




And, there are two more spots to get these coupons!  Go AND here for more coupons for these items! 

The Catalina Deal:

Buy 4 and get $2
Buy 5 and get $3
Buy 6 and get $4

Here is what I did.  There were no crescent rolls on the shelf (boo hoo!)  But, I did get Grands and Cinnamon Rolls! 

I did three different transactions at self check out.  It was super slow tonight – so they let me just ring them up there and they took care of all my coupons!

My transactions were this:

4 – cinnamon rolls

2 – grands biscuits

I used these coupons:

2 – $.50/1 (these were printables from last month – are no longer available)

1 – $1/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls

1 – $.30/2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

My total OOP was $2.10.  I received a $4 OYNO catalina at the end of my transaction!

So, I made $1.90 on each of my transactions!

(Thanks, Karla, for the heads up!)

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Walgreens Diaper Run

Well, there was a bit of a scare at our house the past week!  We were getting low on diapers!  The last time I bought them they were nearly free at Walgreens…..and I wasn’t about to pay anywhere close to retail price for them now!

This week Walgreens has a Huggies Diaper Deal.  Buy $25 in participating products receive $5 RR.  There are $2/1 printables HERE.  If you have the Walgreens Coloring Book, there is a $1/1 coupon for Huggies in it!  The jumbo packages are $8.99 this week.  Here is how it works:

$26.97 -  WYB  3 packages of Huggies @ $8.99 ea

– $6 – When you use 3 – $2/1 Huggies coupons (when you have printed your limit there, you can check your 11/17 SS inserts – there should be lower value coupons there)

– $3 – When you use $1/1 Walgreens Coloring Book Coupon (will deduct $1 each for your three packages of diapers for a total of $3)

EQUALS:  $17.97


Price per package (after RRs / Coupons):  $4.32

Now, I must say that this is a bit higher than I would like to pay, but seeing that we are nearly out, I figure I better get a few packages while I can get them at this price! 

The other items pictured:

2 Neosporins:  2/$8 (use 2 – $1/1 Neosporin MQs from 1/3 RP AND use $2/1 Wags Coloring book coupon) Earn $3 RR WYB 2.  ($1 MM)

2 – Pert Plus for MEN: 2/$5 (use 2 – $1.50/1 from 1/24 SS) Earn $2 RR WYB 2 (FREE after RRs)

2 – Sure Deodorants for Men:  (use 2 – $1.50/1 from 1/24 SS AND Wags in AD coupon) (FREE after coupons)

3 – Reach Dental Floss:  (use 3 – $1/1 from 1/3 RP AND Wags in AD coupon)  (FREE after coupons)

5 – Valentines Day Pencils (use Wags in AD coupon $5/1)  These were my fillers b/c I paid for this transaction with RRs.  I needed these so that my quantity of items was equal to or greater than the number of coupons I was using!

Total Numbers:

Used:  $22 in RRs

Paid:  $.94 in cash

Earned: $10 in RRs

FINAL SPENT:  after RRs are figured:  $12.94

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Randalls Run 1/23/09

How did I get this much stuff for $2.65?  Oh, let me share!

1st:  I started with $12 in Catalinas (these were from when I shopped at the Randall’s Closing sale and bought the Nature Valley Nut Clusters and Granola Bars and a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Catalina from the night before this shopping trip (see below).

2nd: I participated in two different Catalina deals on this trip:  The Buy 5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks get $3.50 back (did this 1 time) and buy 5 participating Kraft Products, get $5 Catalina (did this 3 times) on this trip.

3rd:  I loaded my Cellfire and Shortcuts coupons!  There were available for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, BC Warm Delights & Cookie Mix, & Fiber One Muffins. 

4th:  Gathered my coupons.  There were printable coupons for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, BC Fruit Snacks, Annies Mac & Cheese.  I had a peelie for $.75/1 Eggs WYB BC Cookie Mix.  There was a $.55/1 Sargento cheese in the All You Magazine for December. 

5th:  The big one was the Philadelphia Cream Cheese!  (Thanks ZM).  I had $1.25/3 coupons from a promotional flyer.  Randalls just came out with a booklet titled ‘Make It Tonight’ Simple Affordable Meals.  It has a picture of a plate of meatloaf and mashed potatoes on the front cover.  It has a $.75/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese coupon in it.  Plus, there is a Catalina deal WYB 5 you get $5 Catalina OYNO.  So, I paid $2.35 for 5 packages and got $5 Catalina back! 

6th:  Goldfish Crackers are $.88 (only yesterday and today)!  I didn’t have any coupons for those, but it is a great price, so I used some of my catalinas from my transactions to purchase the Goldfish.

7th:  I have $10 in Catalinas left!

8th:  I spent $2.65 in cash.  If you factor in the Catalinas, my total spend was $4.65 for all of this!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

$3.99 Little Caesar Pizzas!

Dinner is planned tonight!  Yippee! 

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Monday, January 18, 2010

$3/2 Glade Printable for you!

There is a new $3/2 Glade Printable out there to print today!  This makes a great deal at Walgreens.  Buy 2 Glade Fragrance Candles get $3 RR.  You are allowed 2 prints per computer! 

Also, while you are there – here are some other coupons that caught my eye:

$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Huggies Little Movers

$1/1 Any Huggies

$2/1 Theraflu

$1/1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters

.40/1 Nature Valley Bars

At Walgreens, as well, grab the Diabetes Magazine (probably at the pharamacy).  Pair the $2/1 Theraflu coupon in the magazine with the $2/1 Theraflu Printable – then take advantage of their RR Deal WYB Theraflu / Lipton Tea.  FYI:  For the Diabetes coupon to work, it must be the SUGAR FREE Theraflu.

The Huggies coupons are just good ones to have around if you have a little one in diapers OR if you like to trade coupons with friends!

The Nature Valley – print those to use at your local Safeway Store (Randalls here in Katy, TX!).  Pair them with your Cellfire loadables for an even sweeter deal!

Buy (3) Get $1.50 OYNO … OR
Buy (4) Get $2.50 OYNO … OR
Buy (5) or More & Get $3.50 OYNO
Offer Expires 1/24/2010

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

ATTN: HOUSTON READERS: 50% off @ Randalls

The Randalls Store located at 9503 Jones Road is CLOSING its doors.  They have announced 50% OFF of everything in THAT PARTICULAR store.  NO EXCLUSIONS!!  (thanks to a very special friend for telling me about this!)  This just started at 8am Wednesday.  They said they will be restocking tonight for business tomorrow! 

So, as an avid couponer, I had to venture out.  And, I really didn’t want to do it with three kids in tow.  So…..I headed out after they went to sleep tonight.


I really didn’t have a chance to prepare.  All I did was load everything I could onto my Randalls card (cellfire & shortcuts).  And, I took all of my hanging file folders of coupons and popped them into a rubbermaid hanging file folder container.  And, off I went!


I arrived to the store and there were no carts to be had.  (PS.  My coupon container weighed about 40 lbs).  I carried it around the store until I finally got smart and asked two nice ladies that were checking out if I could help them to their car so that I would be able to snag their cart when they were finished! 

Then, I was ready.  For the craziness!!

For those of you who shopped SUPER DOUBLES……ummmmm… was about twice as bad as that…..lines, people……YIKES!


As I say, I didn’t have much time to prepare for the event…, I went in thinking I would for sure grab what I knew would be FREE:  Nature Valley Nut Clusters ($3.50 catalina deal + printable + cellfire), GLADE Candles (using blinkie coupons for FREE refills and $1.50/1 for FREE candles). 

In addition to FREE items, I was also hunting for items that I didn’t have a stockpile of….and ones that I hadn’t been able to score for FREE since I began couponing over a year ago:  Playtex Tampons, Olive Oil, Cooking Spray, to name a few……


There were some VERY friendly people I met while I was there.  One informed me of the Catalina deal with the BC Fruit Snacks.   Pairing the $1.50 Catalina deal with my loadable coupons made it a pretty good deal – I wish I would have had my printable coupons for those!

Another reminded me of the 200 Calorie DiGiorno coupon I had printed today! (thanks jane4girls)  That made for FREE pizza!  YIPPEE!

Another ran to get Olive Oil as I clipped coupons when we were getting close to the cashier!

It was so much fun meeting everyone who was shopping!  Such nice people!


So, here are all my goodies! 

TOTAL OOP:  $38.55


GRAND TOTAL:  $31.55

FUN FACTS:  I bought 99 items.  I saved 91% ($315.97)


*$10 WYB 10 Kelloggs products in 1 transaction (from calendar rebate form)

*$20 Kraft/Nabisco BTS Rebate WYB 10 cookies/crackers, 5 easy macs, and 5 capri suns  (I bought 2 capris to help me toward that rebate) (from BTS coupon booklet)

$15 ($5 Rebate X 3 per household) WYB 5 SC Johnson Products (GLADE CANDLES)


(your welcome DH) – $2.50/12pack (that was $10 of my OOP!)


1 package of 2 NUK pacifiers!  I was so excited to show DH that I had purchased them, I forgot to add them to the picture!  Our youngest has decided his favorite pacifier was a NUK the girls had for their babies.  It was PINK.  I believe REAL men wear pink, Daddy didn’t agree!  So, our little one now has two very MANLY pacifiers!

As you can see…..I spent nearly $40 and have products to fully qualify for two great rebates that total $25! 

It was a great time!  I am glad I ventured out to check it out!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cellfire. New coupons ready to load!

Cellfire has reloaded their coupon selection.

Below is the list of those that are offered.  Take a peek and see what you might need.  Then, head on over to Cellfire to load those onto your shopper cards! 

Kroger Only

Make Tuesday Taco Night!      

Save $0.50 when you buy any Old El Paso® product.

Scotch Fur Fighter Save $4 (ALSO AVAILABLE AT SHOPRITE)

Save $4 on a Scotch(tm) Fur Fighter(tm) Hair Remover Starter Kit.

Purina® Wet Cat Food Save $1  

Save $1.00 on six (6) cans of Purina® brand Wet Cat Food, any size, any variety.

Safeway Only

Purina® Wet Cat Food Save $1  

Save $1.00 on six (6) cans or pouches of Purina® brand Wet Cat Food, any size, any variety.

Available at Kroger, Safeway and ShopRite

BC Frosting Save $.50 

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE TUB any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Frosting    

BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50     

Save $0.50 on TWO BOXES Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz® Fruit Flavored Snacks                                    

BC Warm Delights Save $.50    

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls                                

Chex Mix Save $.50    

Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack                                      

Fiber One Muffin Mix Save $.50

Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One Box Muffin Mix                                    

Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.40

Save $0.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars                                       

Green Giant® vege’s Save $.50 

Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables                                   

Hamburger Helper® Save $.75   

Save $0.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals                                  

Lucky Charms® cereal Save $.55

Save $0.55 when you buy Lucky Charms® cereal                                   

Multigrain Cheerios® Save $.55

Save $0.55 when you buy MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal                                    

NV Granola Bars Save $.40     

Save $0.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars                                 

NV Granola Nut Clustrs Save $1

Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters                                 

PB Frozen Grands! Save $.75   

Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, OR Mini Cinnamon Rolls                                    

PB Holiday Cookies Save $.75  

Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies                                

PB Italian Meal Bred Save $1/2

Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust)                                       

PB Savorings® Save $1/2

Save $1.00 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Savorings® products                                  

PB Sweet Rolls Save $1/2      

Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls                                 

PB Toaster Strudel® Save $.55 

Save $0.55 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries                                   

Progresso® Soups Save $.50    

Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups                                

Yoplait® Cups Save $.50

Save $0.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothies                                

Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $1   

Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks                                       

Hot/Lean Pockets Save $.55    

Save $.55 when purchasing 1 box of HOT or LEAN POCKETS® brand BREAKFAST sandwiches                                     

Toll House® Dough Save $.55   

Save $0.55 when you purchase any (1) variety of Nestle® Toll House® Refrigerated Cookie Dough.                                 

Toll House® Morsels Save $.50 

Save $0.50 when you purchase any (1) variety of Nestle® Toll House® Morsels                                    

Purina® Wet Dog Food Save $.50

Save $0.50 on three (3) cans or pouches of Purina® brand Wet Dog Food, any size, any variety.                                  

TIDY CATS®  Litter Save $1    

Save $1.00 on one (1) package of Purina® TIDY CATS®  or Yesterday’s News®  brand Cat Litter, any size, any variety.                                    

Any Biore Save $1     

Save $1.00 when purchasing Biore products.                                     

Any Curel Save $1     

Save $1.00 when purchasing Curel, 13oz or larger.                                      

Jergens Lotions Save $1

Save $1.00 when purchasing full size Jergens (excluding Jergens Natural Glow).                                 

Root Awakening Save $2

Save $2.00 when purchasing any Root Awakening product, 6 oz – 8.45 oz)

Select BAN Items Save $.75    

Save $0.75 on Ban solids and roll-ons.                                

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

ATTN: Katy Readers / Grand Opening Celebration @ Wags

Ok, a nice surprise this morning was to find the insert in the Sunday morning paper for Walgreens.  There is a new Walgreens at Pin Oak and Kingsland.  As a celebration of their GRAND OPENING, they have an added cover to the main Walgreens ad. 

The added cover contains:

$3/10 Purchase

$25 Gift Card for a NEW or TRANSFERRED RX (good for 4 weeks!)

Imagine my excitement!  That just made the J&J Rebate that much better!  WOO!  HOO!  As my oldest daughter would say!

There are a few other deals that would also work great with this $3/10 coupon!

ITEM PRICE Coupon Total OOP / RR Earned
Thermacare Heat Wrap (trial size) $2.49 $1/1 Printable $1.49 OOP / $2.49 RR earned
Colgate Max White Toothpaste $2.99 $.75/1 SS 1/3  OR $.75/1 printable $2.24 OOP / $2 RR earned
Triaminic (buy 2) 2/$10 $1.50/1 printable OR $3/1 Thin Strips SS 12/6 OR $2/1  Triaminic Product SS 12/6 $7, $6, OR $4 OOP (depending on the coupons you have) / $5 RR earned
Lubriderm 6oz (buy 2) $3.99 ea (buy 1/ get 1 50% off) total cost:  $5.99 2 – $2/1 Printable OR 2 – $2/1 SS 1/10 AND 2 – $1/1 WAGS coupon from Diabetes Book FREE after coupons! 
Neosporin Lip Product (buy 2) 2/$8 2 – $3/1 Printable $2 OOP / $3 RR earned

If you use these products for a transaction at the Walgreens at Pin Oak and Kingsland you will get this result:

This is figured with a $6 OOP for Triaminic.

Total OOP:  $11.73

MINUS $3/10:  $8.73

Earn $12.50 in RRs (listed above) $3.77 profit!  🙂

Note:  Items were a little light when I was there earlier today.  So, you might have to adjust as necessary depending on the product available.  But, regardless, it is a great coupon to pair with some of the deals they have going on right now!

Thanks to Passion for Savings for the J&J Scenarios in my previous post!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

More Walgreens….gotta do it now – over tonight!

I ran to Walgreens today to do the Glade Candle Deal that I saw ZM (Katy Couponers) post about yesterday! 

There were $2/1 Glade Candle coupons in the Parade Magazine 11/15.  The soy candles are 2/$5 right now.  There is a $3 RR when you purchase 2 of the Fragrance Collection candles (these candles qualify for this deal).


Item Price Coupon Used Final OOP / RR earned
Glade Soy 2oz candles 2/$5 2 – $2/1 $1 OOP / $3 RR earned

These make great little items for goodie bags for teachers, friends, etc!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Printable Coupons Available = Frugalicious Deals!

Well, there are a ton of great printables at out there right now.  So, take a peek at my highlights below to see my faves…..  I always go through and print the ones that I am 90% sure that I will use before they expire….  Then, if I need others, I can always go back and print them when a great deal arises!

Here are my highlights/faves (these call all be printed here):

$.50/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers

$.50/1 Chocolate Chex Mix

$.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights

$.50/1 19oz – 24oz Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables

$1/1 Red Baron Singles Pizza

(I hope these will prepare me for a great Mega Sale that I hope Kroger will come out with very soon!  I miss Kroger, I haven’t been there in a while for a REAL shopping trip!)

$10/$30 Johnson & Johnson Rebate:

Buy $30 worth of products from 2 or more particpating brands between 01/10 and 02/5:  Ambi, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Purpose, Lubriderm, and RoC.  Purchase exludes tax, trial sizes, and cleansing bars.

Pair this with a GREAT Walgreens Promotion (B1G1) to end up with some great products and a nice little rebate of $10 from J&J!

If you don’t see the Rebate form based on your zip code, try this zip:  95595.

Right now has some great coupons to coordinate with the rebate and Walgreens Promotion: 

Aveeno (I love this brand!  For the kids and for me!) $2/1 Facial Product, $2/1 Body or Baby Care Product, $2.50/1 Nourish Hair Care Product

$2/1 Clean & Clear Product

$2/1 Lubriderm Body Lotion, Cream, or Ointment 

So, get to printing to prepare for this promotion!  These are some great products to get for FREE (after Walgreens Promo, Coupons, and Rebate)!

NWA Deals has some great scenarios listed!  Be sure to go check them out!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

All You: $3/1 Faith Hill Parfums Fragrance & GiftSet

All you has several exclusive coupons right now.  The one that caught my eye is the $3/1 Faith Hill coupon.  I have seen some of these giftsets marked down to 50% off.  They might even be marked lower than that by now. 

I bought some recently and it smells really nice.  Super cute bottle, too!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A new FUN project, I hope!

Everyone has hear of Neilsen, right?  Well, they have a program called HOMESCAN.  And, we finally were accepted – we were on the waiting list for a scanner for about a year.  One finally opened up – and here we are!


Homescan focuses on measuring consumer attitudes and behavior. The panel is made up of people just like you, whose opinions help manufacturers and retailers make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

Homescan is a part of The Nielsen Company, the world’s leading marketing information provider.

The Homescan® Consumer Panel is a "mini-U.S.A.," representing millions of Americans. By scanning the barcodes on their purchases and completing fun surveys, panelists truly make their opinions count in the consumer marketplace.

To become a member GO HERE to complete the online registration.

I will keep you posted on how it goes.  It is going to add an entirely new layer to the shopping process.  I just read that I have to tell my scanner what coupons I used on what items.  That should be lots of fun! 

The cool thing is – is that you get points for doing projects….and those points earn you cool prizes.

Again, I will keep you updated and maybe it will peek your interest about HOMESCAN!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

New Coupons at Red Plum

Hot new coupons are out on Red Plum!  Be sure to go check them out!  The Viactiv is a high dollar coupon ($2/1) that when combined with a possible sale + promotion will be a great one to have on hand!

Randalls is having a B1G1 cleaning event.  If you use Seventh Generation products, there is a $1/1  that will help make that deal sweeter.

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Caregiver’s Marketplace

There are so many ways to save money – in addition to all those great coupons that are out there!  We participate in the Caregiver’s Marketplace Program!  Caregiver’s Marketplace is “the nation’s first cash back program for anyone who gives, gets or needs care. You can receive cash back on eligible products that are not typically covered by insurance or Medicare – no matter where you buy them. Our program is free and your information is always kept confidential.”

I just did my final cash back form for 2009.  I am getting $7.50 back for purchasing 10 packages of Huggies Diapers.  This is a great way to get money back for items you use no matter what!  Who couldn’t use $.75 back on each package of Huggies they buy??

For 2010, they will not be including Huggies in their list of eligible products, but these products will be included:  Cottonelle, Balmex, Oasis, Benzodent, Aspercreme, IcyHot, Gold Bond, Kaopectate, Poise, Surfak, Depends, and Cortizone-10.

This post is written as a part of Works-For-Me-Wednesday over at We are THAT Family.  Be sure to check out other ways to save by peeking at what others have blogged about!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Walgreens Deals

Don’t forget to visit your local Walgreens for all these great deals this week!


ITEM PRICE COUPON RR earned TOTAL (after coupons & rrs)
Electrasol $3.50 $2.50 $1 FREE
Ritz Crackers $.99 ea $2/2 Printable   FREE
Chips Ahoy $.99 ea none $2 wyb 2 FREE
Bayer Quick Release 20 ct. boxes $2.19 (clearance price) 3 – $1/1 (1/3 SS) $6 FREE + $2.43
Children’s Tylenol $4.99 ea $3/2 (1/3 SS)
and 2 – $1/1 Walgreen store coupon from coloring book
$3 .99 each
John Frieda Weather Works by Frizz Ease $1.69 ea (clearance price) none $5 wyb 2 FREE + $1.62
2oz Glade Candles $2.50 ea $3/2 (11/22 SS) $3 FREE + $1


May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cloudy with a Chance….of Meatballs!

I haven’t checked the price of this DVD at Randalls, but this might be a pretty good deal:

Buy the movie at Randalls and use the $3/1 RP Printable

Go to the Ronzoni and fill out a customized rebate form. Be sure to do it now, sometimes they only offer them for a certain amount of time.  Purchasing 2 participating products by 3/31/10 will get you a $4 rebate!

And, Randalls will give you Hershey’s Pieces 10 to 10.5 oz Selected Varieties., Nabisco Oreo Cookies 9.6 to 18 oz Oreo Fun Stix 5 oz Selected Varieties., & a 2-Liter A&W Or Sunkist.

All this could make for a good movie night by the fire – brrrr….. it is getting cold down here in Texas!!

Thanks, Common Sense with Money for the Ronzoni rebate info!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

RR deal with Nestle Products @ Walgreens thru 1/20/10

I just got this alert via Catalina ad printout today at Walgreens.  The nice cashier passed it to me!

Buy $20 in selected Nestle products between 1/3 and 1/20 and receive a $5 RR!

Participating Products:

Lean Cuisine
Nescafe Tasters Choice
Nestle Coffeemate Liquid
Hot Pockets & Lean Pockets Sandwiches
Nestle Toll House Morsels
Dreyer’/Edy’s Dibs Bite Sized Frozen Snacks
Dreyer’/Edy’s Grand Ice Cream
Nestle Drumstick Sundae Cones 4 ct
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
Tidy Cat Litter
Beggin Strips Dog Snacks
Mighty Dog Brand Dog Food
Friskies Wet Cat Food
Alpo Brand Dog Food
The Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cone 4ct

The first step to get the best deal is to gather up coupons that match these products.  Then, watch for sales.

Since the promotion goes through the 20th, there should be a great opportunity for a good deal or two!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

Walgreens Run.

This morning we did a Walgreens Run.

Here is what I got:

Item Shelf Price Coupons Used RRs Earned Final Price after coupons AND RRs
1 – Electrosol 3.49 ea $2.50/1 – 1/3 SS $1 FREE
2 – Stayfree Pads $6.49 ea B1G1 – 1/3 RP AND $3/1 Wags In Ad Coupon 0 $.49
2 – Neosporin Lip 2/$8 2 – $3/1 Lip IP $3 (wyb 2) -$1.00
2 -Childrens Tylenol $4.99 ea $3/2 – 1/3 RP AND 2 – $1/1 Wags Coloring Book Coupons $3 (wyb 2) $1.98 for 2 ($.99 each)
2 – Reach Total Care Floss 4.29 ea B1G1- 1/3 SS AND 1 – $1/1 10/18 RP AND 2 – $2/1 Wags In Ad Coupon 0 -$.71
TOTAL       $.76 (after RRs and coupons!)


May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

99 Cent Store / Sunday Paper Problems

Well, I am not sure about everywhere else, but it seems like there is a dispute in Houston with the Houston Chronicle and the 99 Cent Stores.  Houston Chronicle has apparently stopped servicing the 99 Cent Stores until their contract can be agreed upon by both parties.

That equals a BUM deal for us who used the 99 Cent store to get our Sunday Papers on the cheap!

So, here is to hoping that they work out their contract quickly so that we can get our papers for 99 Cents! 

The paper price has gone up.  The purchase price on the paper this weekend was $2!

May your day be ‘just frugalicious’!

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