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Challenge time

I'm in the mood for a pantry buster challenge. So I'm creating one.

When I began couponing in 2007 - it was out of necessity. We were trying to get out of debt, I was a stay at home mom (still am) and we were (and still are) living off of a teacher's salary. It is NOT easy. I saw couponing as a way to cut down on variable expenses like groceries and toiletries.

Well, it worked. We payed off all our debt (except the mortgage), built up a solid emergency fund, started investing into retirement, started saving for our kids college funds, and bought 2 cars with cash since the beginning of my coupon journey 4 years ago.

But now. Now is a different circumstance where my job remains the same. Get as much as I can with as little money as I can. We are expecting our fourth (surprise!) baby in January, there have been cutbacks at the hubby's job, and he is starting his master's program in January which we are planning on paying cash for. HELLO new expenses!


Target Deals 8/28

Dannon smoothies $2
-use $1 target IP HERE
-use $.50 from 8/14 SS
= .50 for a 6 pack! (great for lunches)

KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce $1
-use $1/2 from 8/21 SS
= .50/ea.

Kikkomans teriyaki sauce $1.42
-use $1 IP HERE
= .42

Ore Ida easy fries crinkles .99
-use $1/3 from 8/21 SS
= .66/ea.

Zaterains rice mixes .91
-use $1/3 IP HERE
 = .58/ea.

Plus don't forget the cheap swimsuits and diapers I posted about here.

$1 Nutella Printable!!!!!

Go HERE to print this RARE coupon. Hurry!


Diapers and swimsuits at Target!

You know those $3 Huggies coupons that came in the 8/14 SS?? Well, you can print a $2 Target coupon for the same diaper HERE.(click on baby category on the left side) THEN, go and get some at Target!

Diapers 8.99 (until 10/15)
use $3 Insert coupon
Use $2 target coupon
Pay $3.99/pack!

And while you are there, pick up some swimsuits for next summer! The little kids (I only saw girls) are $5/suit but the big kids section were cheaper!!! Girls xhiliration suits are $3.24! Boys Cherokee suits are $3.48

We are READY for next summer!
Note: my swimsuits were not ringing up the advertised price that was on the sign, so I mentioned it to the cashier and she changed it for me.

CVS Deals 8/28


Use $1 insert from 7/31 PG = free!

Use $1 coupon from 8/7 SS - moneymaker
Other deals:

Use the .75 insert coupon from 8/28 PG = 1.24/bottle

Use the buy Body wash get deodorant FREE coupon from 8/28 PG = 2 items for $3.49

Use the $1 coupon from 8/28 PG = .99 toothpaste (I won't be doing this one, but if you are new to couponing, then this would be a good one to start with!)
See you out there this week!

Walgreens Deals 8/28

Not a ton going on, but here's what stood out.

Use the $2 coupon from certain 8/14 SS inserts. (I have 2 that have it and 10 that don't!)

Use $3 IP here.

This is just a good price - 1.25/bag?? awesome.
AND, the Huggies slip on diapers deal is still going. $9.49, and get $2 in RR back. Use the $3 coupon from the 8/14 SS (I just got 10 of them!!), and pay $4.49/pack for huggies!

Save 50% off at Gap Denim AND get 3% cash back!!

First, log into your Shop At Home account and click through the gap website to get your 3% cash back.

Haven't signed up yet?? Click here to get started! If you use this link you'll get a $5 bonus just for signing up!

Then shop to your hearts content!! the 50% off INCLUDES denim!! And don't forget, if you spend $50 (before the discount), you get free shipping!

Add all the items to your cart that you desire, and enter the code GAPDENIM and 50% will be taken off!


Huggies diapers .10/diaper at Amazon!!!

Go HERE and select size 1-2 for the best price.

Scroll down a little and there will be a button click that says save $2!! Click on it!

If you are a member of Amazon Mom yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? Click here and sign up. it's free and you'll save an extra 15%.

Anyway, then click on the Subscribe and Save option on the right hand side of the page:

And then where it says deliver every 1 month?? Click on that arrow thingy and change it to 6 months. That way you'll have lots of time to cancel the subscription after the diapers come.
Click subscribe now and check out!!
Your total should be $19.45 for .10 a diaper.
The other sizes are not worth it on this deal.

Kroger Mega Sale and..... a shopping trip!!

So I knew Kroger was doing their typical buy 10 get $5 off business but when I sat down on Saturday to cut out some coupons and really look at everything, I saw some really fun deals that I wanted to tell you about so you can jump on them as well!! Here's what I got so far (it goes until the 30th):

(the watermelon, grapes, nectarines, and bananas were from sprouts - 1.88 for a whole watermelon??!!)
Here's the Kroger deals (prices are AFTER the promo comes off)
Sunny D  .99 - used .25 insert coupon tripled = .24/ea. lawry's marinade .99 - used .50 coupon doubled = FREE (coupon was from September MS booklet at Tom Thumb, customer service counter) Ocean spray sparkling 4 packs 1.99 - used 1.50 coupon from same Tom Thumb booklet - .49/ea. eggs and old spice - free coupons from Kroger home mailer.

And trip #2 Lawry's - same as above Mott's apple juice 1.99 - used $2/2 coupon from Tom Thumb booklet Smart balance 1.79 - used .50 coupon doubled = .79/ea. (I'm low on speadable bu…

Walgreens Deals 8/21

If you have any huggies coupons and don't want to mess with RR, then this would be a good coupon to use!

Use $4 coupon from 7/31 PG = $1.99 razor.

Use $2 IP HERE = $5.49/pack
There are always random $1 off reach or listerine coupons so combine them with this:

Use the $1 IP from for .99 deo. (this is my hubby's fav)

This is just because raisin bran crunch NEVER goes on sale and I rarely see coupons for it. I've seen some $1/2 kellogg's coupons in the inserts lately that would make this $2/box. I normally wouldn't pay anywhere near that price - but I freaking love Raisin Bran Crunch!

For the colgate, use the $1 or the $1.50 coupon from the 7/31 SS. - FREE
I might see you at walgreens this week!! (don't take all my diapers!)

CVS Deals 8/21

Do I need to explain more here?? There's an additional $1 IP at

Use $2 insert coupon from 8/7 SS = $1.49 razor or cartridge

I found $1.50 coupons for this in a booklet at Tom Thumb, I don't know how much it is - BUT, if they are around $4/bottle and I can use 2 coupons, .50/bottle isn't bad!

Use .50 colgate TP from the 7/24 SS, and you've got some cheap TP.

Use $3 coupon HERE
That's about it at CVS this week!
Now that I'm starting to really feel better and school is starting, I might just be able to stay in the swing of things again!!

$50 JC Penny's Gift card for only $25!!

If you are a member of Plum District (similar to Groupon) then log onto your account! If you aren't a member yet, then what are you waiting for?? Sign up here.

Get the deal here.

Then click on Make it Mine.

Remember that JC Penny always has great sales!

THE FINE PRINTVoucher may be redeemed starting 8/12/2011Limit one per customer; one additional may be purchased as a giftValid only at; not valid in jcpenney storesVoucher may not be applied toward taxes and shippingEntire voucher amount must be used in one transactionPurchases may be exchanged, but by mail onlyVoucher may not be combined with any other offers or promotionsExpires 01/31/12

Grocery Ads!!

Sprouts (don't forget, you can price match at walmart!)
Blueberries (pint) 1.50
peachs/nectarines/plums .88/lb
green/red leaf lettuce/spinach .88/bunch
pears .77/lb
roma tomatoes .69/lb
yellow squash  & zuchinni .99/lb
broccoli crowns/ green beans .99/lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs 1.48/lb
sprouts pita chips 1.50

Salmon fillets 4.99/lb

cheetos 1.79/ea. WYB 4 bonless skinless chicken breast 1.79/lb bluebell 3.77 - use $1 coupon HERE velveeta shells .99
10 for 10 + get 3 free deal. Final price = .77/ea.
Act II popcorn
Gulden mustard - .30 coupon here = FREE
hunts pasta sauce
snak paks
crunch n munch
In store coupon deals (coupons found in the ad)
propel .49 (limit 5)
C&H sugar 1.99 (limit 4)
party size M&M's 4.88 (limit 2, plain , pretzel, and peanut) these are normally about $8!!!

Tom Thumb
Corn on the cob - .20/ea.
nectarines .99/lb
romaine/green leaf/red leaf lettuce .99/ea.
del monte fruit naturals 1.00/ea.

Cheap diapers on!!

I know I've been lame lately (doesn't that always happen when I have babies??), but I have been out of town for the last week and a half and this deal was just too good to pass up and not share!!!

Go HERE and log on to your Amazon Mom account. Don't have one yet?? Sign up now!! They offer discounts on everyday baby items and free Prime shipping for 3 months!! Did I mention it's free?

Then search for diapers. Luvs brand. The BIG packs. Click here if you want it to be easier!

Choose the size you need. With the Amazon Mom discount and choosing subscribe and save (Hints below on how to work that one) you will get 30% off for a price of $26.59. This breaks down as follows:

Size 1 - 300 diapers at .09/diaper.
Size 2 - 258 diapers at .10/diaper.
Size 3 - 234 diapers at .11/diaper
Size 4 - 204 diapers at .13/diaper
Size 5 - 168 diapers at .15/diaper
Size 6 - 136 diapers at .19/diaper

Since I'm having a baby in January, I bought a box of size 2 and a box of size 3. Stocking…