Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Coupon Workshop: June 25

 I have set a date for another workshop!

Saturday, June 25th, I will be hosting another couponing workshop for all of you who may have missed the previous workshops!

Not only do I share with you my tips and tricks that have helped me get to the point I am today, but I also share my experiences with you to help you learn! AND I will also be giving away attendance prizes, such as a St Louis Entertainment book and a few other fun prizes!

The Coupon Workshop will be held at the Brentwood Community Center, June 25th from 9am- noon!

If you would like to attend please RSVP in the form below. Just like last time, space is limited to the first 100 people.  I will also be sending confirmation emails (hopefully) within 24 hours!

Hope to see you there to get you on your way to some Extreme Savings!!

Coupon Phenomenon Coupon Workshop
June 25, 2011
Brentwood Community Center
2505 Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, Mo 63144

If you have any questions about the workshop, or for some reason cannot attend after you RSVP, please email CouponPhenomWorkshop@gmail.com.

And if you can't make it to this workshop, don't worry, there will be more. OR if you have 5 or more people that want to learn, I also can do smaller in-home workshops! To find out more email CouponPhenomWorkshop@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

My Monthly Budget: May 2011

If you are new to my site, my monthly budget really helps keep my spending in check. For myself, my boyfriend and our 2 dogs I have a monthly budget of $50! And nope I'm not missing a zero!

We are able to accomplish this by using items from our stockpile and making the most of sales and coupons!

This month I made 11 trips and only spent $31.97!!! I think that might be a monthly record for me!

See exactly how I did below:

Walgreens 5/1/11- $0! Check it out here!

Shop N Save 5/12/11- $10.30! Check out my post here!!

Walgreens 5/14/11- $0!! Check it out here!

CVS 5/14/11- $0! Check it out here!

Petsmart 5/14/11- $0! Check out my post here!

Target 5/14/11- $.01! Check out the deal here!

Shop N Save 5/26/11- $5.80! See how I did here!

Shop N Save 5/26/11- $5.04! Check it out here!

CVS 5/30/11- $7.67! See the deals here!

Walgreens 5/30/11- $0! Check it out here!

Schnucks 5/30/11- $3.10! Check out what I got here!

I hope that June brings more GREAT deals like this month! Now I just need to decide what to do with my leftover $18.03!!!

To see what how I did in April, check out my post here!!

My Memorial Day Deals

I finally got a chance to get to the drugstores yesterday! I felt like I hadn't been in forever!

But I started out at CVS where I picked up 6 3-pk Ivory soaps that I had a raincheck for, 5 Fuze drinks, 4 Oral B toothbrushes, 2 Crest toothpastes, 1 Bic Soliel Shimmer Razor, 1 Sure Deodorant, 2 Nature Made vitamins I found on clearance, 1 Preparation Wipes and 2 M&M singles for $7.67! And I still have a $2 ECB left!

Then I went to Walgreens, I picked up 6 ICYHOT creams all for FREE!

Then my last stop was Schnucks! I picked up 5 Weber spices and 2 Blue Bunny Ice Creams for $3.10!!

I also wanted to show you all my GREAT clothing finds from this weekend. Banana Republic Outlet had 40-60% off everything in the store. That made my clearance finds (the 2 on the left) that were $3.97, only $2.38 each! And the one in the middle was on clearance for $9.99 and I picked it up for $5.98!

Old Navy was also having a sale where the ENTIRE outlet store was 40% off! I picked up both shirts on the right for $5.50!!

Did you score any great deals this weekend?

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$1 off Diet Coke 20 oz Coupon!

Hurry on over to the Diet Coke Facebook Page and print this awesome $1 off any one 20 oz Diet Coke!

Go Here to "like" Diet Coke and print your $1 off coupon!

And hurry as this is only while supplies last!!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

And The Winner Is...

The winner of the Great Day Giveaway is:

Cindy D! (cindy.______@sbcglogal.net)

Congratulations Cindy and thank you everyone for entering the Great Day Giveaway!

The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, another winner will be randomly chosen!

Walgreens Deals 5/29-6/4

Sorry I am getting this out later than normal. My family came to visit so we were running around all over this weekend and showing them St Louis!

But now back to the deals!
Walgreens is having a 2 day sale ending Monday 5/30!
Ritz Crackerfuls - $2
$1 off - 4/17 SS
Get a $2 Register Reward 
That's a $1 Money-Maker after coupon and RR!
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil (75 ft) - $1.99
$1 off - 5/15 SS
Only $0.99!

Weekly Match-ups Good All Week:

Icy HotNaturals Pain Relief Cream (5 oz) -$.99
$1 off - 5/1 SS (cashier will have to reduce)
Get a $1 Register Reward
That's a $1 Money-Maker!!
(Even if you have to get a rain check on this item, it will still be FREE after coupon!)
B1G1 Right Guard Deodorant OR Body Wash
B1G1 Dry Idea or Right Guard Product- 5/1 RP (Expires 5/31)
That's 2 for FREE!!

B1G1 Dry Idea Deodorant
B1G1 Dry Idea or Right Guard Product- 5/1 RP (Expires 5/31)
That's 2 for FREE!!

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor - $9.89
$4 off - 5/1  PG (Expires 5/31)
Get a $5 Register Reward
Only $.89 after coupon and RR!

Ecotrin- $.99 with in-ad coupon
$1 off- here
FREE after coupon!

Listerine Pocketpaks (72 pack) - $2.99
$.50 off- 1/9 SS or 4/17 SS
Get a $2 Register Reward
Only $.49 after coupon and RR

Listerine Smart Rinse- $2.99
$1 off- 1/9 SS
Get a $2 Register Reward
That's FREE after coupon and RR!!
B1G1 Hawaiian Tropic or Banana Boat Lotions or Oils!
$1 off Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care- 5/22 SS
$1 off Banana Boat- 5/22 SS

Pinesol- $1.99
$1 off- here
Only $.99!

Kellogg's Raisin Bran- $1.99
$.70 off- here
Just $1.29!

BC or Goody's Headache Relief Powders (6pk)- $1.50
Get $1.50 RR
That's FREE after RR!!

Illy Coffee - $2
Get a $2 RR

That's FREE after RR
Happy Shopping!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

CVS Deals 5/29- 6/4

For once I feel like the CVS sales just aren't quite up to par... guess that means I should just enjoy my Memorial Day!

Fuze Drinks- $1
$1 off 2- 4/10 SS
AND Buy 5 and get a $2 ECB!
Buy 6 and pay $3 OOP and get the $2 ECB!
It's like getting 6 for $1!

Mars Chocolate Singles- 2 for $1
Pay $1 OOP and get a $1 ECB!
It's like getting 2 for FREE!

Bic Soleil Shimmer razor starter kit or 4 ct cartridges- $6.99
$3 off- 5/1 SS
Get a $3 ECB
It's like getting it for $.99!

10 ct Preparation H Wipes- $3.99
$2 off- here or here
Get a $3.99 ECB!
That's a $2 Money-maker!!

Duncan Hines Brownies- $1
$.50 off- 4/10 SS (Expires 5/30!)
Only $.50!

Spend $30 on the following participating products and receive $10 in Free gas:

Planters mixed nuts , whole cashews or Nut-rition- Buy 1 get 1 Free (Limit 4)
Post Honey Bunches, Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles cereal- 2 for$5 (Limit 6)
Doritos or Tostitos (excludes Baked) or Tostitos salsa- 2 for $5 (Limit 6)
Easy Feet- $9.99
Ajax dish liquid 16 oz- $.89 (Limit 3)
Progresso soup- $2 (Limit 8 )
MiraLax laxative 30 doses $18.99
Excedrin extra strength, migraine, back & body, PM, or tension 80-100 ct- $6.99 (Limit 3)
Kleenex facial white tissues 200 ct, colors 184 ct, lotion 65 ct, anti-viral 75 ct, boutique 100 ct or ultra soft 85 ct- 3 for $4 (Limit 6)
Kellogg’s or Kashi Go Lean, Heart to Heart cereal
, crackers, or TLC bars- $3 (Limit 4)
Nature Made value sizes- Buy 1 get 1 Free (Limit 6)

Happy Shopping!

No Inserts Tomorrow 5/29

As like with most Holiday weekends, there are NO coupon inserts this week!!

How I Get Fresh Produce

One question I get asked all the time is how do I get my fresh produce?

Well, I am super lucky and have a farmer's market less than a mile away. I know not everyone has a farmer's market, but if you do, I highly suggest checking it out and taking advantage of it!

For all of the items pictured above (a cantaloupe, pineapple, a HUGE container of spinach, 3 heads of romaine, 3 Green peppers, 2 packages of mushrooms and a bunch of asparagus), I paid $7.

For some that may be a lot, but for two weeks of produce for two people, I'm happy! Occasionally grocery stores have some great deals on produce, but not always. That's why I take advantage of my farmer's market, plus I'm supporting local businesses.

There are a few ways to really take advantage of your local farmer's market and get the most for your money.

The first way I would suggest is by going later in the morning. When you go to a farmer's market early in the morning you are more likely to get the best selection. However, when you go later in the morning, vendors usually lower their prices to try to unload their inventory and still make a profit.

If you have a larger farmer's market, keep an eye out for patterns in the pricing. At my local farmer's market, the vendors near the end of the aisles have higher prices. I always check the vendors in the middle where I can usually find the best prices.

And don't be afraid to haggle. Especially when they are already lowering prices already! You never know what kind of deals you can find!

Now that you know how I get my fresh produce, how do you get yours?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Send Me Samples: Huggies Wipes

Walmart is offering a GREAT sample right now!

Head on over here to sign up for a FREE sample of Huggies Flushable Moist Wipes!

And you don't have to be a kid to use these!!

Mailbox Surprises

Today has been a great day so far!

My family came into town this morning AND I got my FREE Cottenelle Fresh Wipes coupon in the mail today!

If you want to see how I got this coupon, check out my post Here! Unfortunately they aren't giving out the FREE coupons anymore but they are giving out $1 off coupons! These should still make for a great deal!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Shop N Save Trip- 5/26

This week’s Shop N Save deals and the $10 off $50 were too good to pass up. So good that I did two transactions (I made sure Chris was with me!)!!

I had to do another midnight trip because I didn’t know when I would have time otherwise. My family is coming in tomorrow and I have a lot to do to get ready and I didn’t want to lose time with the lines on a Shop N Save $10 off $50 Thursday!!

For my first transaction I paid $5.80 OOP!! Before coupons it totaled to $52.56 but ORIGINAL retail for all of it was $81.35! I started out with a $10 Catalina and made sure to get my 10 Kraft Products so I could get my $5 Catalina back.

The Second Transactions I paid $5.04 OOP!!! Before coupons, this transaction totaled $53.32 and ORIGINAL retail of all of the products was $70.57!! I used the $5 Catalina from the first transaction and then got a $5 Catalina back for my next Shop N Save trip!!

I have detailed both Transactions below so you can see exactly how I made this work!

In the first Transaction I bought:

3 Ritz Crackerfuls- $2
$1 - 4/17 SS

6 Crystal Light Packages - $2
B2G1 - 4/03 SS
and used 2 $1 off coupons from Here
And 1 $1 off Crystal Light Pure from the Kraft Food and family Magazine

1 Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philly - $1.98
$1 coupon from Kraft First Taste that I received in the mail

2 Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners- $2.28
$1- 1/30 SS

3 Ken's Salad Dressing - $1
$1 - 5/08 SS

1 KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce- $1.50
$1 - 5/15 SS

2 Pringles- $1.48
Free Product Coupons I received in the mail from P&G

2 Wet Wipes-1.98
$1 off 2 - 5/22 SS

2 Johnsonville Bratwurst- $3.98
$.55 - 5/01 SS

8 Ears Yellow Sweet Corn - $.22 each

2 Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns - $1

2 Reser's Potato Salad- $1

1 Dole PineOrangeBanana Juice- $2.98

With this first transaction $10 was deducted for the Thursday Store Special and I used the $5 off $50 coupon in the St Louis Entertainment book and a $10 Catalina I received 2 weeks ago. After this transaction I received a $5 off my next purchase Catalina for buying 10 participating Kraft Products (Crystal Light, Kraft Cheese and Ritz Crackerfuls).

In the second Transaction I bought:

10 Kraft Shredded Cheese - $1.98

3 Coke 8 pks- $3.42
FREE Product Coupon from My Coke Rewards

2 Coke 20 oz- $1.58
FREE Product Coupon from My Coke Rewards

1 International Breve Creamer- $1.78
FREE Product Coupon from Vocalpoint

2 Ken's Salad Dressing - $1
$1 - 5/08 SS

5 Sweet Baby Ray's Marinades- $1
$1 - 5/22 SS

2 Fresh Express salad Mixes-$1.78 (2)
$1 coupon (reduced down to $.89 because it was over 50% regular retail value)- Here

1 KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce- $1.50
$1 - 5/15 SS

1 Slab of Ribs- $6.26
$2 off Ribs wyb any KC Masterpiece- Here

With this transaction $10 was deducted for the Thursday Store Special and I used the $5 off $50 coupon in the St Louis Entertainment book and the $5 Catalina I received from the previous transaction. After this transaction I received a $5 off my next purchase Catalina for buying 10 participating Kraft Products (Kraft Cheese).

For the rest of the Shop N Save Deals this week, check out my post Here!

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Reminder: Giveaway Ends Today!!

Just wanted to remind everyone that the Entertainment Book and Shop N Save gift card giveaway ends today at 4pm!

If you haven't entered yet, go Here for your chance to win!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dierbergs 5/24- 5/30

I had planned to get this out earlier today and didn't get a chance. Then I figured I would post as soon as I got home, and then the Tornado Warnings happened! So without further ado, the weekly Dierberg deals!!

This week Dierberg's is having a ONE DAY sale this Thursday (5/26)!!!

Ball Park Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns - $1.28
$.55 off- 5/01/11 RP
$.55 off- here
Only $.73!!!

Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookie - $1.79
$1 off 2- here
Only $1.29 after coupon
North Star Lotta Pops- $1.59
$.50 off-here
Just $1.09 each!!
Pillsbury Cake/Brownie Mix- $.88
Luzianne Original/Green Tea- $.99

The rest of these coupon match-ups are all good until 5/30!

6 oz Blackberries- $1

Kraft Salad Dressing- $1.67
$1 off 2- 5/15 RP
Just $1.17 each!

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Squares- $3
$.40 off (Doubled)- here
Only $2.20!

Cheez-its- $2.50
Only $2 each!

Heinz Ketchup- $1.98
$.50- 5/22 SS
Just $1.48!

Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends - $2.50
$.50- 5/8 SS
Only $2!

Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo- $2.99
$1 off 2- 5/15 SS
Just $2.49 each!

Ball Park Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns - $1.79
$.55 off- 5/01/11 RP
$.55 off- here
Only $1.24 each!
Chex Mix 100 Calorie Snack Mix- $1.67
$1 off 2- 5/1 SS
Only $1.17 each!
Jay's Potato Chips- $2
$1 off 2- 5/15 SS
Just $1.50 each!
Crystal Light- $2
B2G1- 4/3 SS
Only $1.33 each!
Edy's Shakes and Smoothies- $1.25
$1 off 2- 4/17 RP
Only $.75 each!!
Kraft Natural Slices- $2.50
$1 off- 4/17 SS
Just $1.50 each!
Happy Shopping!

Groupon: $15 Cardinals Tickets

Today, Groupon has a GREAT deal on Cardinal tickets.

Go Here to pick up right or left field box tickets for $15, regularly $40! It's good for the games against the Giants on May 30 to June 2!

If you are new to Groupon, go Here to sign up.

And just a heads up, the site is going a little slow once you get to the payment page.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chili's: Kids Eat Free!

I don’t know about you, but I love to cook, I just HATE the clean up. So whenever I get a chance to go out to eat, I jump on it!

But like most people, I find that going out can get pretty expensive, and that why I try to always use a coupon!

Today (5/24), Kids eat FREE at Chili’s with this coupon Here. This coupon entitles you to up to two FREE kid’s meals with the purchase of an adult entrĂ©e!

Now that sounds like a delicious deal!!!

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Reminder: 2 Days of Red Box Deals Left!

There are only 2 more days left to get your Red Box codes!

Check out my post Here for all of the details!!

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Schnucks Deals 5/23- 5/29

Schnucks Deals aren’t too bad this week! Check them out below!!

Kraft Salad Dressing- $1.38
$1 off 2- 5/15 RP
Only $.88 each!!

Fresh Express Salad Blends- $2
$1 off- Here
Just $1 after coupon!

Oscar Meyer Hotdogs- B1G1 at $3.79
$1 off 2- Here
$1 off 2- 5/15 SS
Just $1.40 each after sale and coupon!

French’s Spicy Brown or Yellow Mustard- $1.50
$.30 off Yellow- 4/10 SS or 5/15 SS
$.50 off Spicy Brown- 4/10 SS or 5/15 SS
As low as $1!

Weber Grilling Spices- $1
$1 off- 3/27 SS
FREE after coupon!!

Keebler Ready Pie Crusts- $1.67
$.50 off 2- 4/10 RP
Only $1.42 each!

Betty Crocker Cake Mix- $1
Betty Crocker Frosting- $1.67
$.75 off BOTH Cake Mix and Frosting- 5/22 SS
Only $1.92 for both!

Smuckers Jelly, Jam or Preserves- $2.50
$1 off 2- 5/22 RP
Just $2 each!

Smuckers Toppings- $1.25
$1 off 2- 5/15 RP
Only $.75 each!

Chinet Plates- $2.00
$.55 off Chinet Casuals- 4/17 SS
Just $1.45 each!

Bare by Solo (Plates and Cups)- $2
$.75 off- 4/10 SS
Only $1.25 each!

Wet Ones Wipes- $2
$1 off 2- 5/22 SS
Only $1.50 each!

Sargento Cheese Slices- $2.78
$1 off 2- 5/22 SS
Just $2.28 each!

Schnucks Yellow Corn- .25 each
Schnucks Russet Potatoes (10 lb)- $4.88

Happy Shopping!

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Shop N Save: $.98 Salad!

This week Shop N Save has Fresh Express Garden Salad on sale for $1.98!

Use the $1 off coupon Here and score salad for $.98!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Shop N Save Deals 5/23- 5/28

Shop N Save has their $10 off $50 promotion this Thursday!! And the sales are AMAZING right before Memorial day so this is a GREAT time to score some cheap and FREE deals!!

Ken’s Salad Dressing- $1
$1 off- 5/8 SS
FREE after coupon!!!

Sweet Baby Ray’s Marinades- $1
$1 off- 5/22 SS
FREE after coupon!!

Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza- $1
$.50 off 3- 5/15 SS
Only $.83 each!

Prairie Farms Sour Cream or Dips- $1.50
$.35 off- Here
Just $1.15 each!

Northstar Novelties- $3
$.50 off- Here
Just $2.50 each!

Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs- $1.50
$1 off 2- Here
$1 off 2- 5/15 SS
Only $1 each!!

Kool-aid Drink Packets- $.13
B10G5- 3/13 SS
Only $.09!

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce- $1.50
$1 off- 5/15 SS
Just $.50 each!

Propel Zero- $.50
$1 off 2- 2/13 SS
FREE after coupon!

Hershey’s Bars (6ct)- $3.50
Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers- $3
Jet Puffed Marshmellows- $1
$1 off wyb all 3 above- 5/15 SS
$6.50 for all 3!

Chinet Plates- $2.50
$.55 off Chinet Casuals- 4/17 SS
Just $1.95 each!

Glad Press n Seal- $2.50
$1 off 2- 5/22 SS
Only $2 each!

Gladware Containers- $2.50
$1 off 2- 5/22 SS
Just $2 each!

Pringles Canisters- $1.38
$1 off 3- 5/22 RP
Just $1.05 each!

Wet Wipes- $1.98
$1 off 2- 5/22 SS

This week there is a great Kraft Catalina Deal going on where is you purchase 10 Participating Products you get a $5 Catalina good OYNO!

Kraft Salad Dressing- $1.67
$1 off 2- 5/15 RP
Just $1.17 each!

Kraft Natural Sliced Cheese- $2.50
$1 off Kraft BIG Slices (if included)- 4/17 SS
Only $1.50!

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip- $1.96
$1 off 2- 5/15 SS
Only $1.46 each!

Ritz Crackerfuls- $2
$1 off- 4/17 SS
Only $1 each!

Crystal Light On The Go- $2
B2G1- 4/3 SS
Just $1.34 each!

Happy Shopping!!!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Arby's: FREE Market Fresh Sandwich with Drink Purchase!

Want a cheap lunch while you are out running errands today?

Right now you can head on over to the Arby's Facebook Page and "like" them to score a coupon for a FREE Market Fresh Grilled Chicken and Pecan Sandwich with the purchse of a 22oz Pepsi!

This offer expires today (5/22) so Print your coupon here if you are going to be out and about today!

Arby's also has this GREAT text message program! They sent coupons through text messages and all you have to do is show the text to the cashier to redeem!! Check it out here!

AND don't forget to fill out the survey on the back of your receipt for a FREE sandwich!!!

Walgreens Deals 5/22- 5/28

Walgreens has A LOT of great RR deals this week! Check them out below!

Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics (18 pk)- $2
Get a $2 RR!
Thats makes these FREE after RR!!

Complete Multi-Purpose Contact Solution (12 oz) - $7.99
Get a $8 RR!
$1- 5/22 RP
That a $1 Money-Maker after coupon and RR!!
Tone Body Wash - $3.99
Get a $3 Register Reward
Only $0.99 after RR!

Bayer Aspirin - $2.99 (Prices my vary)
$1 off- 5/01 SS or 3/20 SS
AND use the $2 off in-ad coupon
FREE after both coupons!!!

Advil (40 or 50 ct) or Advil PM (16 or 20 ct) - $4.99
ThermaCare Heat Wraps (2pk or 3 pk) - $5.99
Get a $5 Register Reward wyb 2 Advil or ThermaCare Products
$4 off 2 coupon- 5/22 SS
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor - $9.89
$4- 5/1 PG
Get a $5 Register Reward 
That's just $0.89 after coupon and RR!
Q-tips Cotton Swabs (300 ct or 375 ct) - $1.99 with in-ad coupon
$.30 off- 5/22 RP
Only $1.69 after coupon
OFF Clip on Mosquito Repellent- $8.99
B1G1 Coupon from here
$2 off- 5/22 SS (use on the one you aren't getting for free
$1 off coupon in Walgreens coupon book
That's just $2.99 each!!
Huggies Little Swimmers - $6.99
$2- 5/15SS
$2 Walgreens Coupon book
Only $2.99 after both coupons!!
Hershey's Pieces (10 or 10.5 oz) - 2  for $5
$2 off 2- 5/1 SS
Get $7 off a movie ticket at checkout when you buy $15 or more of participating  products
Only $1.50 each! And money off a movie ticket if you buy 6!
B1G1 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (10 pk) - $2.99
$1 off 2- 5/15 SS
Only $1 each after coupon

Nestle Candy Bars - .49 with in-ad coupon
$.50 off 2- 5/1 SS
Only $.24 each
(Makes for a GREAT filler item!)
Hunt's Tomato Sauce- $.33
Happy Shopping!!



Saturday, May 21, 2011

CVS Deals 5/22-5/28

Oh the joy of CVS!

This week you can get FREE gum and cheap spaghetti sauce! There is even a $10 Gas Card Promotion!! Check out all the deals below!!

Trident Vitality or Stride Spark Gum- $.99 (limit 1)
Get a $.99 ECB and its like getting it for FREE!!

Revlon Nail $4.99 (limit 6)
Get a $4 ECB back and its like getting it for $.99!!

Purex Detergent- $1.98
$1 off- 5/1 RP
Only $.98!

Unilever Products: Spend $10 and get a $3 RR (Lipton, Skippy, Ragu, Bertolli and Hellmans) limit 1

Hellmans 3 for $6- $.35 coupon 5/22 RP
Ragu 3 for $5- $1.25 off 3 coupon 5/22 RP
Lipton 2 for $5- $.40 coupon 5/22 RP
Skippy Peanut Butter 3 for $5
Bertolli 3 for $5


Spend $30 on the following participating products and receive $10 in Free gas

Finish gelpacs or Powerball tabs 20 ct, or Jet-Dry rinse 8.45 oz $2.99 (Limit 3)
$.55 off Jet-Dry -4/17 SS
$.75 off Gelpacs or Powerball - 4/17 SS

Folgers coffee 22.6-33.9 oz $8.99 (Limit 3)
$1 off 2- 5/22 RP

Coke 2 Liters $.99 (Limit 5)
Doritos or Tostitos 9-13 oz (excludes Baked) or Tostitos salsa 15.5 oz selected varieties $2.50 (Limit 6)
Edy’s ice cream 48 oz Buy 1 get 1 Free (Limit 4)
Lysol disinfectant spray 19 oz or wipes 80 ct $5 (Limit 4)
Gatorade or Sobe Thirst Quencher 32 oz, or Lifewater 20 oz Buy 1 Get 1 Free (Limit 8 )
Hershey’s singles 1.3-2 oz Buy 2 get 1 Free (Limit 9)
M&M’s 19.2 oz $4 (Limit 4)
M&M’s 9.9-15.4 oz $2.50 (Limit 4)
Palmolive 10 oz $.88 (Limit 5)
Swedish Fish or Sour Patch 14-16 oz $2.50 (Limit 4)
Twizzlers 11-32 oz $2 (Limit 4)

In Case You Missed It: Great Day Segment

Did you miss my segment on Great Day St Louis yesterday?

If so, that's ok, because I have it here! Hope you enjoy it!

Kroger: Free Hot Pocket Snackerz Coupon

Do you live near a Kroger Store? If so I'm jealous! I think the closest one to St Louis is Warrenton!

According to the Hot Pocket Facebook Page, Kroger will be handing out FREE coupons for Hot Pocket Snackers today,  MAY 21!!

If you are lucky enough to live near a Kroger, head on over and pick up your FREE coupon today!!

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview 5/22

This Sunday look for one smartsource and one redplum insert in the paper!

Some of the coupons that caught my eye that should be coming out this week are a B1G1 Degree Deodorant coupon and $1.25 off 3 Ragu!!

I personally buy 5 papers every week regardless of how many inserts are in the paper. So if you are looking to buy more of an item I would buy more papers that week!

I have been hearing that some people are having trouble with getting all of their inserts in their papers. Sometimes this is caused by a regional difference. For instance, if you buy the Belleville New Democrat you might not get all of the same coupons that the St Louis Post Dispatch because the St Louis area is a bigger market. It is the same way with my parent's area. They live outside of DC, but if they get their local paper, The Free Lance Star, the inserts are smaller and the coupons are a lower value. But if they were to buy the Washington Post, their are more coupons and a lot of times they are higher value.

Another tip I have when it comes to buying papers is that when you are buying them, check through them to make sure all of the inserts are in there! I can't tell you how many times I have saved myself all kinds of grief by just taking a minute and to make sure ALL of the expected inserts are in the paper. This happened a few weeks ago to me. I went to 3 stores trying to find a paper that had all 6 inserts in it. I ended up giving up my search on Saturday after I couldn't find a single red plum insert! I went back out early on Sunday and checked a gas station and sure enough, the papers there had all of the inserts. So if you can spare a minute, just flip through the insert area of the paper and make sure you are buying a paper will all of the inserts!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Great Day Giveaway!

I hope you all enjoyed the segment on Great Day St Louis!

For the segment I shopped at Shop N Save. It is a great store that I am able to save BIG at!! The shopping trip shown on Great Day St Louis I saved over 85% retail cost and even got a $10 Catalina coupon good on my next purchase!

One thing that has helped me save big is the St Louis Entertainment book!

In the Entertainment book there are SIX $5 off $50 Shop N Save coupons! I combine these coupons with Shop N Save's $10 off $50 promotions on select Thursdays along with my coupon match ups to maximize my savings!

And because the Entertainment book has helped me save so much I will be giving away an Entertainment book and a $20 Giftcard to Shop N Save!!!!

Learning to save and learning to coupon can be a tough when you are first starting out! It can be overwhelming and frustrating sometimes. Trust me, I have been there. But hopefully, if you are armed with the right tools (The Entertainment Books) and the right resources (Coupon Phenomenon) saving with coupons will become easy!!

If you want to find out more about the Entertainment Book, check out my post here!

To Enter this Giveaway enter your Name, Email, and what you will buy with your giftcard. If you are a Facebook Fan OR a Twitter follower (or both) you can get an extra entry for each! That's 3 chances to win!

3 number of entries per person maximum. Must enter in all required information to be considered. This giveaway will close May 26, 2011 at 4pm. Comments will not be considered entries. No information will be shared, all personal information such as email addresses will be kept private. The winner will be announced on May 30, 2011 and will be contacted by email and announced at CouponPhenomenon.com.

Happy Saving and Happy Shopping!

Good Luck!!

The Giveaway has ENDED. The winner will be announced Monday, May 20, 2011!

Great Day Sneak Peak: Shop N Save trip

UPDATE: If you watched Great Day St Louis morning you saw that I picked up all of these Groceries for $10.30 Out of Pocket and got back a $10 coupon for my next trip! $.30 for all that!!!

To see what other kind of deal I have picked up by couponing, check out my posts here!


I have been holding out on this photo until it got a little closer to the Great Day Segment airing!

But this is what I bought during my shopping trip with Virginia Kerr! And the picture is actually missing 3 items! A bag of kettle cooked chips and another box of popcorn, I didn’t realize items had fallen out of the bag on my way home! AND a Mr Pibb 20 oz… shopping can really make you thirsty!!

Anyone want to take a guess to how much I paid? I will post the answer here after the show airs!

And just to give you a few hints… it’s not as good as my past few trips at all (Bummer), but I got a $10 Catalina back!

Check out Great Day St Louis to see how I did or check back here around 11am to see how much I spent!!

To checkout this week's Shop N Save deals, go here!

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Gap: Donate and Get 30% off!

Want to feel good about shopping?

Currently at the GAP until May 29 you can get 30% off by donating your clothes!

Just bring in your gently used clothes to your local GAP store and they will reward your donation with 30% off! And just in time for Memorial Day!

I am not sure if all GAP stores are participating, so if you want to make sure that yours is I would call ahead!

Happy Shopping & Donating!

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Old Navy: $1 Flip Flops

Tomorrow (5/21) Old Navy will have their annual $1 Flip Flop sale!!!

This deal is valid in-store only. And you might want to head to old navy early because the good colors sell out quick!!

Happy Shopping!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Check Me Out On Great Day St Louis

Check me out TOMORROW (May 20) on Great Day St Louis at 10am on KMOV!!

I will be taking a trip to Shop N Save with Virginia Kerr and show her how I save with coupons!

I will admit, it's not one of my best trips, but I was still pretty happy with it.

Hope you enjoy it!

AND keep an eye out tomorrow for Coupon Phenomenon's FIRST Giveaway!!!

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Regal Cinemas: Free Soda with Popcorn Purchase

Planning on a trip to the movies this weekend?

If so you are going to want to take this coupon along with you. It's good for a FREE small soft drink with ANY popcorn purchase at Regal Cinemas!!

This coupon is good for only this weekend (May 20-22) and you can only print this out until this Friday (May 20) at 6 pm!!!

Go Here to print yourself a copy!!

I am thinking I will be taking advantage of some kind of movie discount this weekend because Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is coming out!!! SO excited!

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Living Social Escapes

It's getting to be that time of year where we all start thinking of vacations!

Summer was always the time growing up when we would go on vacations or weekend trips.

Nowadays people are planning "staycations" because vacations and getaways are just too expensive. And now with the cost of gas rising, even driving is getting expensive.

Living Social, another daily deal site like Groupon, offers discounted Vacations at Living Social Escapes!

They offer anything from kid friendly resorts in Kissimmee, Florida to romantic weekend getaways at a vineyard. They even offer all inclusive packages to places like Mexico, Costa Rica and even Australia.

These deals are only available for a limited time and often sell out!

I personally check these deals EVERYDAY because I never know what places and prices will be offered!

To start searching for a deal on your dream vacation, check out Living Social Escapes Here!

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Mailbox Surprises

Yesterday I had a few fun surprises that came in the mail! First I received a small magazine put out by Purina Beneful! In the back there were three coupons for money off Beneful!

If you want to sign up for this, go Here to enter your info!

But I didn't just get the magazine! My purex sample also came in the mail!

Unfortunately one of my dogs got to it first since I have a mail slot in my door! He bit a hole in the package and it leaked on the rug in front of my couch!

Guess I have to use this sooner than I had planned now! But I can say for sure that this Purex sample smelled fantastic! And there was a $1 off coupon too, but mine didn't survive the leak!

In case you haven't signed up for this sample, check out my post Here for all of the info!

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Send Me Samples!

Head on over Here to get a FREE sample of Rachael Ray's Nutrish!

It will make your dogs go "YUMMO!"

Thanks Hip2Save!

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Groupon: Diapers Direct

Groupon has another GREAT deal today, especially if you have a little one in Diapers!

Today you can get $50 worth of products for $25 at DiaperDirect.com! AND you can score FREE shipping on all orders totaling over $50! To get this deal, head on over Here!

Because this is an online deal, you can buy this Deal and use it from anywhere! This would even make a great gift if you know someone who is expecting! I have given similar deals for baby shower gifts!

If you are new to Groupon, sign up Here!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FREE Neti Pot to NEW Facebook Fans!

Have you ever wanted to try a Neti Pot? Or have you tried it and liked it?

If so, head on over to the Neti Pot Facebook Page and like them to score a FREE Neti Pot and 2 packets!!!

Just click on the link that says "Click here for FREE Neilmed Neti Pot!" But unfortunately this offer is only good for NEW Facebook fans! Go Here to get yours!

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My Coke Rewards: Wednesday Deal

One of my FAVORITE ways to get FREE products is with Rewards programs, particularly, My Coke Rewards.

With My Coke Rewards you can redeem points for Sweepstakes, FREE product coupons, Magazine Subscriptions, T-shirts and Memorabilia as well as Movie Tickets!

And the points really add up quick too! To find these points just look for the code on the product cap or cardboard box!

Each Cap from a Coke Product is 3 points, and that includes Powerade and Minutemade Caps! 12-pks are 10 points and 24-pks are 20 points!

And it doesn’t take much to get FREE products! Redeem just 30 points and get a coupon for a FREE 20 oz. product in the mail! I personally like to use these when Shop N Save is having their $10 off $50 promotions!

And on top of all of the great prizes, Every Wednesday My Coke Rewards gives a discount on a prize. Today, 5/18, you can get a AMC Movie Ticket and a Large Fountain Drink for 290 points, regularly 485 points!!
To sign up (or sign in) and start redeeming codes go here!

Target Daily Deal 5/18

I talk about Groupon pretty often but it's not the only Daily Deal site out there! Even Target has a Daily Deal site!

Today for $6.50 you can get Neutrogena Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration Lotion, regularly $12.99!

AND for all Target daily deals it is FREE shipping!!

Go Here to check it out!

Happy Shopping!

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Dierbergs 5/17- 5/23

Dierbergs is having a 15 Hour sale this week which is THURSDAY ONLY!

North Star Fudge Bars or Twin Pops- $.99!!
$.50 off- Here
ONLY $.49 each!!! (limit 4)

Johnsonville Brats (Original)- $3.59
$.55 off- 5/1 SS
Just $3.04! (limit 4)

Frito Lays Snack Sak- $5.19
$2 off 2 packages- 5/1 Moments to Save Insert
Just $4.19 each!!

Bob Evans Sausage- $2.39
$1 off 2- 4/10 SS
Just $1.89 each! (limit 4)

And Iceberg Lettuce is only $.78!
Nabisco Snack Saks- $1.25
Barilla Pasta- $.88

The rest of these match ups are going on ALL week so you will still be able to pick these up even if you don’t make it on Thursday!

Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips- $1.99
$2 off 2- Moments to Save insert
AND use the FREE 2 Liter Sierra Mist Natural wyb 2 Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips
Only $.99 each and a FREE 2 Liter!!

Deja Blue 24 pk water bottles- Only $1.99!

Coke 2 liters- $1.25
B3G1 Free- Instant at Checkout
Just $1 each after Instant Savings!

KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce- $1.50
$1 off- 5/15 SS
Only $.50 each!

New York Bagel Crisps- $2.50
$1 off- 2/27 SS
Only $1.50!

Wisk- $5.49
$2 off- 5/15 RP
Just $3.49 each!

Solo Cups- $2.29- $2.69
$.75 off Bare by Solo
As low as $1.54!

Nestle Drumsticks, Push-ups or Bars- $3
$1 off 2- 5/1 SS
Only $2.50 each!!

There is also a Catalina Deal on Unilever Products where if you buy $15 worth you get $5 back! All of the products listed below count towards the Catalina!

WishBone Salad Dressing
$.40 (doubles)- Here
$1.25 off 2- Here
As Low as $.87 each!

Ragu- $1.89
Skippy Peanut Butter- $1.99
Klondike Bars- $3
Breyers Ice Cream- $3
Lipton Tea Bags (22- 100 ct)- $2
Hellman’s Mayo- $3.49
Bertolli Dinners- $6.99
Axe and Dove Body Wash- $3.99

Happy Shopping!!

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FREE Fancy Feast at Petco

Do you have a Petco near you?

If so, and you are a Petco Pals member (if not, sign up here) you can head on over to your local Petco through 5/31 and bring in this coupon Here to score a FREE 3 oz can of Fancy Feast Gourmet or Elegant Medleys Cat Food!!! Limit is one per household!

Even if you don't have a cat, this is the kind of freebie that you could donate to an Animal Shelter or even a friend with a cat!

Happy Shopping!!

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Groupon: Quiznos

Today Groupon has quite a Tasty deal!!

For $26 you get a Punch card for EIGHT regular subs at one Quiznos location of your choice! That's only $3.25 a sub!!!

This might be an especially good deal for you if you have a Quiznos near work or home!! Or if you college kids have one of these on campus! I know my alma mater did and I would have LOVED this deal back then!!

If you want to get this deal, go Here!

If you are new to Groupon, go Here to sign up for daily deals in your city! And you can buy from any city you want!!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FREE Travel Sized Item at Bath & Body Works!

Today has just had TONS of deals! I love days like this!

Bath & Body Works has released TWO different coupons for a FREE travel sized item with ANY purchase!

Go Here and Here to print your coupons!!

When these coupons state ANY purchase I usually look for sale or clearance items. The small pocketbacs and holders are both only about $1 and are a great purchase with your FREE item as well!

Happy Shopping!

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FREE Photo Book from York Photo

Wow! Currently you can snag a FREE 20 page, 5x7 paperback photobook through York Photo!!!

Create you book and then enter in code 11YAFREE5x7 and just pay $1.99 for shipping! And this code is good through June 30th!!!

Go Here to get your FREE photo book!!

This would make a great Teacher’s or Father’s day gift!

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Send Me Samples!

Currently you can request a FREE sample of Shout's Color Catcher!

I love these! I don't have to worry about Chris mixing colors in the Laundry!!!

Go Here to get your FREE sample!

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Shop N Save 5/16- 5/22

It is a bit of a bummer, but there is no $10 off $50 this week.

Keep in mind the Crestwood Shop N Save honors the Sappington Farmer’s Market $10 off $50 coupon on Thursday. Print your coupon Here!

I might even have to go to Shop N Save this week and take advantage of the $10 off $50!!

Totino’s Pizza Rolls- $1
$.40 off 2- 4/17 SS
Just $.80 each!

Totino’s Party Pizza-$1
$1 off 5- 4/17 SS
Only $.80 each!

General Mills Cereal- $2
$1 off Kix- Spring into Savings Booklet
$1 off 2- Spring into Savings Booklet
$1/2 off any one General Mills Chex Cereal--Rice, Corn, Wheat, Honey Nut, Chocolate, Multi Bran or Cinnamon Chex- 4/10 SS
As low as $1!!

French’s Mustard- $1.50
$.50 off Spicy Brown- 4/10 SS
$.30 off Classic Yellow- 4/10 SS
As low as $1!

Jay’s Big J Potato Chips- $1.88
$1 off 2 bags- 5/15 SS
Only $1.38 each!!
Not too bad for a big bag of chips!

Pagoda Appetizers- $2
$.75 off- 5/1 SS
Only $1.25! Yum!

Ritz Crackerfuls- $2.50
$1 off- 4/17 SS
Just $1.50 each!

Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.50
$.75 off 2- 3/27 SS
$.50 off 2- 5/1 SS
$1 off 2- Spring into Savings Booklet
As low as $2!

Ritz Crackers $2.50
$1 off 2Nabisco Ritz Crackers or Ritz Bitz Cracker Sandwiches- 5/15 SS
Only $2 each!

Chex Mix- $1.67
$1 off 2- Spring into Savings Booklet
Only $1.17!!

Gogurt- $2.50
$1 off 2- Spring into Savings Booklet
Just $2!

Yoplait Splitz- $2
$1 off 2- Spring into Savings Booklet
Only $1.50!!

Purina Dog Chow- $11.47
$1.50 off- 5/1 SS
Only $9.97 for 20 lbs of Dog Food!

Wisk Laundry Detergent- $5.50
$2 off- 5/15 RP

Cucumbers are only $.49 each! Not too bad!

Happy Shopping!!

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