Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Time to Pull Out your Expired Coupons~~ Send them to a Military Base Overseas!

I know several coupons expire mid month, but I tend to clear my binder out at the end of the month.
Did you know you can actually send your expired coupons to military bases over seas to be used in their commissaries, rather than just use them as fire starters?? 
Here is a list of current bases gratefully accepting your expired coupons:

Lakenheath, UK

Airman and Family Readiness Center
48 FSS/FSFR Bldg 950
Unit 5200, Box 105
APO AE 09461

Hohenfels, Germany

Army Community Service / NPSP
UNIT 28216
APO AE 09173

Illesheim, Germany

Army Community Service
CMR 416
Bldg. 6510
APO AE 09140

Mannheim, Germany

Army Community Service
Unit 29901 Box 25
Bldg. 253
APO AE 09086-9901

Schweinfurt, Germany

ACS, 280th BSB
CMR 457
APO AE 09033

Stuttgart, Germany

Army Community Service
Unit 30401
APO AE 09107

Bamberg, Germany

USAG Bamberg
Army Emergency Relief Manager
CMR 459
APO AE 09139

Sasebo, Japan

U.S. Fleet Activities
Fleet & Family Support Center
PSC 476 Box 62
FPO, AP 96322-0062

Okinawa, Japan

Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator
ACS - 10th ASG
Unit 35115
APO AP 96376-5115


Fleet and Family Support Center
Naval Base Guam, Building 106
PSC 455 Box 157
FPO, AP 96540

Sigonella, Italy

Fleet and Family Support Center
Hoffpauir Administrative Center, Bldg. 319
PSC 812 Box 2650
FPO, AE 09627

Office Depot** FREE Ream Hammermill Copy Paper- AR

Check out this deal for a FREE ream of Hammermill Copy Paper from Office Depot!
Hammermill Copy Paper $6.79 – Limit of 2
Use 20% off Office Depot coupon here
Submit for the $5.79 rebate (should print out at checkout or see more details here)
=  Better than FREE!
~~Your rebate will be a prepaid Visa card and it can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.


Have you ever tried these??  If not, you don't know what you are missing.  I absolutely love these.  They make moving furniture so much easier.  One of those Seen On TV deals that actually work!  I haven't tried the furniture lifter, but that would make it even easier to work them by yourself.  They make even the heaviest of furniture, or awkward to carry pieces slide across the floor!
We were having new carpet put in a few years ago, and need to move furniture from one room to another quickly as they finished one room and want to get started on the next.  It took just a matter of minutes and no breaking backs to move it all!  So easy and helpful!
Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think!

End of the Month! Do You Know Where Your 5/31 Expiring Coupons Are??

Well, another month has come and gone!  It seems like just a week ago I was wondering where the sun and spring weather was, and now I am sporting a very cool (hot) sunburn on my arms from planting my garden this weekend.
Just wanted to remind you to look through your coupons and try to use up any of those great coupons expiring today- $5/1 any Similac, any of P&G's coupons from their last insert, etc....
And make sure to print out any coupons today that you may use through out the month before they are gone- Check HERE for links to the hot printable coupons spots!

Cheap Banana Boat SunScreen at Target!

Just Read this:

Buy 2 Banana Boat items at Target and get a $5 gift card. Items must total at least $5, so two lip balms wouldn’t qualify for the gift card promo. Here are some scenarios: 

DEAL IDEA #1: Buy 1 Hawaiian Tropic Cool Aloe Gel 12 oz ($4.99) and 1 Lip Balm ($1.79) = $6.78
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product, any 4 oz. or larger from the RP 5/22
= $5.78 - $5 Gift Card Back for Buying 2
= $0.78 cents for both products

DEAL IDEA #2: Buy 1 Banana Boat 16 oz Aloe After Sun Lotion ($4.99) and 1 Lip Balm ($1.79) = $6.78
$1.00 (use -$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product 4 oz+ excl lip balm from the SS 5/22
= $5.78 -$5.00 (Get a $5 Gift Card Back for Buying 2
= $0.78 cents for both products
Thanks, HCWT!

Monday, May 30, 2011

FREE Sample Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Go here to score a FREE sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo! You’ll get to choose between Clear Control Shampoo or Mint Cleanse Shampoo.

Some FREEBIES From Rite Aid This Week, Twizzlers, Chips....

Here are a few more deals that you may want to grab if you plan to make a trip to Rite Aidthis week!!

Twizzlers 2/$1 (regularly $0.99 each)
Use the $1/2 coupon from the May Video Values or June Video Values
Final Cost FREE!

Boulder Canyon Chips $0.99
Use the $1/1 coupon found here
Final Cost FREE!

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers Single Serving Box $0.99
Use the $0.50/1 Rite Aid peelie coupon (found on the item)
Final Cost $0.49!

See More Rite Aid Deals for this week HERE

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Giant PA- Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta, only $1- Get it Free with this Coupon!!

Visit Ronzoni on facebook to print out a  $1.00/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight Coupon. Just enter the sweepstakes to get your coupon.
Giant Pa has these on sale this week for a $1- makes for some FREE pasta!

Redner's Now has an Official Coupon Policy Online!

Check out REDNER'S New Official Coupon Policy online now. Her are some of the key points, check out the notation in RED, they now take Catalina coupons from other stores!!!

Redner’s will gladly accept the listed types of coupons:
  • Manufacturer Coupons:  ”Buy One, Get One Free” promotions are included.  Limit 1 coupon, per item
  • Print at home Internet Coupons: Coupon must be legible, state or feature” manufacturer coupon”, feature valid effective date(s) and have a scannable barcode. Limit 1 coupon per item.
  • Checkout Coupons (also called Catalinas) : that are printed at both Redner’s and competitor’s registers. Must sate or feature” manufacturer coupon”, feature valid effective date(s) and have a scannable barcode.  Buy One, Get One Free Coupons are included. Limit 1 coupon per item.
Coupons are redeemed for stated value. Coupons will not be doubled or tripled.

Boston Market 50% off Coupon!! Only Good Monday 5/30

I love Boston Market- It is a great "fast meal" that I consider almost homemade! It sure beats chicken nuggets or pizza, and there is something for everyone with all the sides to choose from.
So, in honor of Memorial Day- and if you aren't planning on grilling, check out this 50% off Coupon good Monday ONLY

CVS Bic Soliel Razor/Headphones Deal

Yesterday I posted deals at CVS for this Week.
I mentioned:

Bic Soleil Shimmer Razor Starter Kit, $6.99
Get $3 Extra Care Bucks when you buy 1 (limit 1)
$3/1 Bic Soleil Disposable or System Razor 5/1/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2011)
Final price: $0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Make sure to look for  a special a package that contains a pair of Coosh Headphones ($18.99 value!)  There is an orange sticker on the front of the packages containing the special combo!!!  I know my girls are constantly losing their earbuds, so i may just have to check on these!!

June 5th P&G Coupon Insert Preview (6/5)

6/5 P&G Insert Preview. 
Please keep in mind, coupon values vary by region, and some coupons may be listed that are differnt or not in your paper.

****Coupons I Like

$3 PUR or PUR Flavor Options System (Pitcher or Faucet Mount)

$1 any Prilosec OTC

$2 Fixodent Cleaner

.50 Fixodent Adhesive

$2 any Metamucil

$1.50 Pampers Diapers or Pants

$1.50 Pampers Cruisers , Swaddlers or Extra Protection Diapers

***$1 Oral B Pro-Health For Me CrossAction or Pulsar Manual Toothbrush

****$1 Crest Pro-Health For Me Toothpaste

Buy Olay Bar, Bodywash or In Shower Lotion, & get $1 off Crest 3D White Vivid or Advanced Vivid Toothpaste

$5 Crest 3 D White 2 Hour Express, Professional Effects, Advanced Vivid 14 ct, Vivid, Stain Shield Gentle Routine (excl 2 ct trial) Whitestrips

****$2 Crest Rinse 946 ml or larger

****$2 Oral-B Pulsar Manual Toothbrush

***$3 Oral-B Adult or Kids Battery Toothbrush

$1 Crest Rinse 440 ml or larger

.75 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz or more or liquid gel

.75 Oral-B Satin, Glide Floss 30M or more, or Glide Floss Picks 30 ct or higher

****B1G1 CrossAction Manual Brush - up to $3.99

Buy 1 Venus Refills, get 1 Olay hand & body lotion FREE - up to $7.00

****Buy 2 Secret Scent Expressions, get 1 Secret body spray free - up to $5.00

$2 Venus refillable razor or pack of disposable razors

$1 Secret Clinical or Natural Minerals deodorant

****$5/2 Covergirl Natureluxe products

$1 any Covergirl product

$1 Always Infinity, 14 ct or higher

$3 Two Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl, 18 ct or higher

$1.50 Two Tampax, 18 ct or higher

.50 Always Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths

.50 Always Pantyliner, 30 ct or higher

$3 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleaner, ets

$1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser

$3 Nice 'n Easy Perfect 10 or Color Blend Foam hair color

$1 Nice 'n Easy hair color

$1/2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner

$1/2 Pantene products

***$2 Gillette ProSeries Skin Care product

$4 Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor

$1/2 Old Spice products 1.7 oz or larger

Buy Old Spice Deodorant, get Old Spice Body Wash up to $5.99

$1 Gillette ProGlide or Fusion Shave Prep

$1 Gillette Deodorant

$10 Braun Male Series Shaver 3,5 or 7

****B1G1 Gillette Bodywash, ets, uo to $4.99

.25 Charmin

.50 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets

.25 Cascade

$1 Cascade Rinse Aid

****$1 Bounty Napkins

.25 Bounty Towels or Napkins

.35 Tide

$1 Tide To Go

$1 Tide Stain Release Product

***$3 26-50 oz Powder, 15-34 ct DUO Pac or 36-68 oz liquid Tide Stain Release

Even on No Coupon Weekends, You Can Still Order Coupons!

Did you know if you want a lot of just a few select coupons, you don't have to buy the whole paper? You can actually order the individual coupons you are interested in from Coupon Clipper Services! These services are also good for finding a better value coupon for your are than the ones contained in your Sunday paper. You may have gotten a $1/2 coupon when another area received a .50/1 coupon. If your stores double coupons, then the .50/1 coupon would turn into $1/1 and be a better value for you!

Looking to build your stockpile and want to order just the coupons you want?  Check out these great tried and true coupon clipping services.  You place your order, and in a few days you will receive your clipped coupons in your mailbox, ready to use!!

Why not check out some of Coupon Clipping Services listed below.


The Coupon Clippers

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No Coupons This Weekend- Need a Fix?

With no coupons in this weekends papers, and it being the end of the month, now would be a perfect time to print out all those great coupons that will be gone by the end of the month!
Make sure to check out the following links and print out those coupons you think you may use during the next month.  At the beginning of each month they change the coupon selection, some may get reset, but some will be gone.  Don't miss out!


Red Plum

Big G Cereal Printable Coupons


Purina Puppy Chow


New Round of Target Mobile Coupons

Target Mobile Coupons 5/28

Here are new Target Mobile Coupons.-- Remember, you can pair these up with a manufacturer coupon since these are Target Store Coupons!
  • $1 off Windex Cleaner
  • $1 off Sutton & Dodge USDA choice beef: Steak or Roast ****** Awesome- look for marked down meats to go with this coupon!!
  • $1 off Market Pantry Ice Cream, 48 oz or larger
  • $2 off Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
  • 25% off Philips Norelco Shaver: SensoTouch 3D 1250X or SensoTouch 3D with Jet Clean
  • $10 off Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops Video Game
  • $1 off with purchase of 10 Kodak 4×6 Prints
If you are not signed up for Target Mobile Coupons – you can get more information here. 

Target Mobile coupons are coupons sent as text alerts to your phone.  You then have the cashier scan the code off of your phone.  You can also sign up using your phone-you only need to confirm the text, and then print out the mobile coupons from online, (in case you do not have a smart phone)  and the cashier just scans that.  These coupons are good once only, so once you use one, it will not deduct again.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

AC Moore FREE make and Take Monday, May 30th, Model Magic

This looks like a fun free activity to keep the kids busy while you are prepping all the picnic details!

BTW, did you know A.C. Moore hosts FREE FIELD TRIPS in All Our Stores!
Available for schools, scouts, & other organizations.
Visit or call

"Skin Magic" Dermabrasion Cleansing Scrub *Free Sample Size*

Just add it to your cart and checkout!

This 1/4 oz. sample size will introduce you to the wonder of Smooth Radiance products.

We call this "Skin Magic" because unlike any other you may have used, this magnificent double duty dermabrasion skin cleanser serves as a phenomenal exfoliant to remove dead, dull skin. Apply it to your skin with a bit of water. As you gently massage it into your face, the crystals will dissolve into a lubricating, creamy cleanser. You are in control of the amount of exfoliation you wish by regulating the amount of water that you add. This will be one of your favorite products and you will want to tell all your friends about it. Enjoy!

5/29-6/4 Rite Aid Deals

Renpure Organics Shampoo or Conditioner $4.99
$4.99 +up (limit 2)
Final: FREE (look for “Try Me Free” hangtags for MIR)

Aquafresh 6.4 oz or Kids Pump  $1.99
Use: $1/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, exp. 5-31-11 (RP 04/17/11)
And Use: $1.50/1 Aquafresh Product RA printable
Final price: As low as free after coupons+UP Rewards

Select Coppertone Products $8.99
Get $2 in +UP Rewards
Use: $1/1 Coppertone Product, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 05/22/11)
Use: $1/1 Coppertone Product printable
Use: $2/1 Coppertone Sun Care, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 05/22/11)
And Use: $1/1 Coppertone Product RA printable
Final price: As low as $3.99 after coupons and +UP

 Irish Spring or Speed Stick APDO $2.99
$2 +up (limit 4)
$0.75/1 Speed Stick Antiperspirant or Deodorant 5/22/2011 SS
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Antiperspirant or Deodorant
Final: $0.24 

 Crest Twin Pack Toothpaste, Glide Floss or Oral B Indicator or Advantage quad packs $5.99
$4 +up (limit 4)
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste 5/1/2011 P&G (exp 5/31/2011)
$1/2 Crest Toothpaste 5/1/2011 P&G (exp 5/31/2011)
$0.75/1 Oral-B Satin Glide Floss or Floss Picks 5/1/2011 P&G (exp 5/31/2011)
$1.50/1 Oral-B Products 5/1/2011 P&G (exp 5/31/2011)
Final: as low as $0.49

 Kellogg’s Cereal, Pop Tarts, or Rice Krispies Treats $1.88
Use: $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, exp. 7-10-11 (RP 05/15/11)
Use: $1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies Cereal printable
Use: $1/1 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes printable
Use: $1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal, exp. 6-26-11 (RP 05/15/11)
Final price: As low as $0.88

 New Skin, Dermoplast, Murine $5.99
$3 +up (limit 4)
$1/1 New Skin Product (IE)  Printable (FF)
$1/1 Dermoplast Product (IE)  Printable (FF)
Final: $1.99

5/29-6/4 CVS Deals

Preparation H wipes (10 ct), $3.99
Get $3.99 Extra Care Bucks when you buy 1 (limit 1)
Use the $2/1 HERE
Final price: FREE + $2 overage after coupon and ECBs

Mars Chocolate Singles, $0.50
Get $1 Extra Care Buck when you buy 2 (limit 1)
Final price: FREE after ECB

Powerade, Vitaminwater, Smartwater, Fuze or Honest Tea, $1
Get $2 Extra Care Bucks when you buy 5 (limit 1)
$1/2 Fuze or Fuze Slenderize 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/10/2011)
Final price: as low as $0.10 each after coupons and ECBs (final price will actually be 5 for $1 when you buy 5 and use 2 coupons)

Crest or Oral B Single Packs (select varieties), $1.99
Get $1 Extra Care Buck when you buy 1 (limit 2)
$1.50/2 Oral-B Proucts 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
$1/2 Crest Toothpaste 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Final price: as low as FREE after coupon and ECB

Mennen Speed Stick $3 - $3 ECB WYB 2
Use $1/1 CVS Coupon Sheet or from the Reinventing Beauty Mag.
Stack with the
$0.50/1 HERE or HERE
Final Price = FREE!

Pampers Diapers or Easy Ups (jumbo pack), $8.99
Get $2 Extra Care Bucks when you buy 1 (limit 1)
$2/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
$1.50/1 Pampers Products 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Final price: as low as $4.99 after coupon and ECBs

Bic Soleil Shimmer Razor Starter Kit, $6.99
Get $3 Extra Care Bucks when you buy 1 (limit 1)
$3/1 Bic Soleil Disposable or System Razor 5/1/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2011)
Final price: $0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Xtra Laundry Detergent, $1.99 (28 loads)
$1/2 Xtra Laundry Detergent 5/1/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/31/2011)
Final price: $1.49 each when you buy 2 after coupon

Claritin Non-Drowsy (24 ct), $7.99
$5/1 Claritin 5/15/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2011)
$2/1 Claritin Any Non-Drowsy 5/15/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2011)
Final price: as low as $2.99 after coupon

Cortaid 5oz $4.47 - $3 ECB WYB $7 worth
Buy (2) Cortaid
Use (2) $3/1 from the 5/15 RP
OOP = $2.94
Final Price = FREE

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner $3.48 - $2 ECB
Use the $3/2 from the 5/1 PG
Final Price = $0.98

$3 ECB WYB $7 Anti-Itch Relief Benadryl, Aveeno, .2-4 oz, Caladryl, 6 oz, or Cortaid, .5 oz, starting at $4.47 Limit 1
$1 off Benadryl topical product, RP 5/15, printable
$1 off Benadryl product, Zyrtec My Allergy Guide booklet, printable
$2 off Aveeno product, (print), Recycle Bank coupon
$1 off Aveeno Active Naturals product, SS 4/17 (EXP 05/31)
$3/2 Aveeno Active Naturals product, SS 4/17 (EXP 05/31)
$3 off Cortaid product, RP 5/15
$2 off Cortaid product, (register) printable

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Holiday~ No Coupon Inserts :(

Just a quick reminder that there will be no coupons this Sunday in your paper. Also- no mail on Monday! Sad day for me, but I will enjoy the break, I still have a pile of unsorted misc coupons that need to be filed away, so I will keep my coupon fix going! lol
So enjoy your coupon break and eat a few burgers!

Rite Aid June Video Value Coupons List!

Here is the listing of the June 2011 Rite Aid Video Values coupons! The June coupons will be available to start watching Sunday, May 29and will be available through June 25, 2011. June VV coupons will expire July 23, 2011.

Make sure to finish watching any of the May VV coupons so they will in your account for you to use if a deal pops up!

The June 2011 Coupons are:

One FREE FlavoRX Flavoring for Children’s Liquid Medication
Free 4×8 Photo Card with the Purchase of Any Photo Gift.
Buy one Amp 16oz and Get the second one Free
$6.00 off Prevacid 24 Hour 42ct
$5.00 off Samy Fat Foam Hair Color
$5.00 off Accu-Check Multiclix Lancets 102ct
$3.00 off any John Frieda Precision Foam Colour item
$3 off Revlon PhotoReady Makeup or PhotoReady Compact Makeup
$2.00 off Zantac
$2.00 off Samy Twisted Pomade, Frizz Control or Curls Lotion
$2.00 off Samy Fat Hair Items
$2.00 off Nature Made Sleep Aid
$2.00 off Green Dot Activation Fee
$2.00 off BrainStrong Brain Health Items
$2.00 off any Tena Item
$2.00 off any L’Oreal Million Lashes Mascara
$2.00 off any Banana boat Item
$2 off Revlon Just Bitten™ Lipstain + Balm
$2 off All Almay One Coat Mascara
$10.00 off Accu-Check Compact Plus Meter
$10.00 off Accu-Check Aviva Meter
$10 off Video Transfer
$1.50 off Nature Made Fish Oil
$1.00 off Zyrtec
$1.00 off Vaseline Men’s Fast Absorbing Lotion
$1.00 off Two Oreo Cookies 16.6z
$1.00 off Two Hershey’s 6-packs
$1.00 off Two Bags of Twizzlers
$1.00 off Raid Bug Barrier 30oz
$1.00 off Neutrogena Sun Care products
$1.00 off Huggies Diapers 20-46ct, Pull-Ups Training Pants 19-26ct or GoodNites Underwear 12-15ct
$1.00 off Excedrin
$1.00 off Dr. Scholl’s Items
$1.00 off Dove Go Fresh Body Wash
$1.00 off Deep Woods Off Dry 4 oz
$1.00 off Clearasil
$1.00 off Bengay
$1.00 off Aveeno Sun Care products
$1.00 off any Veet product
$1.00 off any two Raid Ant & Roach item 17.5oz
$1.00 off any Lysol Item
$1.00 off any Full Size Sheer Blonde Item
$1.00 off any full size Jergens Natural Glow – excludes trial size
$1.00 off any Coppertone Product
$1.00 off a Non-Prescription Purchase when you watch the Wellness+ Video
$1.00 off a Non-Prescription Purchase when you watch the Rx Services Video
$1.00 Lysol Healthy Touch Soap
$1.00 Eucerin Skin Care Products (excludes trial size)
$1.00 Dixie Ultra Plates 9″
$0.50 off Two Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 1.5oz
$0.50 off Stride 2.0 Gum
$0.50 off GE Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
$0.50 off Banana Nut, Chocolate or Cinnamon Cheerios
$0.25 off Orbit Gum
$0.25 off Mars Singles and King Size
$0.20 off Uncle Bens Rice
$0.20 off Gatorade 20/24oz

33 Easy Grilling Recipes

Mr. Food Let's Get Grilling

Time to gear up for the Grilling Season! Here is a free Recipe e-book filled with over 30 great recipes for the grill! What is on your Memorial day menu? Why not try something new!

Popsicle Time!!!

The weather is getting warmer- actually down right hot here, supposed to hit 90+ and humid today- and what better to cool you down then some cold refreshing Popsicles?!?!

I am not usually a fan of the ice cream truck- me being the frugal mom I am can't stand paying more for 1 ice cream treat than i would for an entire box at the store. So I opt for other ways to give my kids fun icy treats. Amazon has some really "cool" (pun intended) Popsicle makers! Check these out, they run from the basic to the adorable. This can also be a fun project for the kids!
I love these for little ones, as it collects the dripping and you can sip it up through the straw on the bottom.

These ice cream molds are adorable!!

And these silicon popsicle molds are too cute- I love the spiral design!

And what young kid wouldn't love these Zoo Pops?

How adorable would these icecream sandwich maker molds be!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What are Your Plans for Memorial Day? Keep Your Picnic Foods Safe!

Well, Memorial day is upon us and so starts the summer picnic season! Last summer my hubby and I built a deck off the back of our house, and I can't wait to enjoy it more this summer. With family get-togethers, summer birthdays and any excuse to invite the friends and neighbors over for a bbq, you know keeping your food safe is a big concern.

I happened to find a great website to help with any concerns you may have when it comes to food safety. Home Food Safety was created to raise consumer awareness about the seriousness of food borne illness and to provide solutions for easily and safely handling food in their own kitchens, the American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods public awareness campaign, Home Food Safety, ™ is dedicated to providing home food safety statistics, information about food borne illness (also known as food poisoning), and safe food handling information and tips.

Some of the interesting features I have found are the printable safety tips, for example the Safe Grilling Tips. In fact, one thing I learned is that my hubby's way of cleaning the grill- turn up the heat and burn it off, may not be the best way to go! They suggest make sure your grill is clean by scrubbing it with hot, soapy water before each and every use.
As always- the big tip on just about every page is to wash your hands before, during and after handling raw foods.

They even have a great chart on the storage/shelf life of different items for refrigeration and freezer:
Properly storing foods can help maintain their quality. Make sure
perishable foods never sit out of refrigeration for more than two
hours, and follow the expiration dates to ensure taste and safety. If no
expiration date is available on the package, the following refrigeration
guidelines provide a helpful gauge. Freezing is also a smart storage
option for shoppers who wish to extend the shelf life of perishable
foods beyond their expiration dates. But whether you’re freezing or
refrigerating, one basic rule applies: When in doubt, throw it out!

There is also a cool How Safe is Your Kitchen Quiz with lots of great facts to keep your kitchen as safe as it can be and keep your family healthy.

And with having a little one getting ready to go to school the Lunch Box Safety tips will be a great resource in the fall!!

So- with the picnic season ahead, are you doing everything you can do to keep your family safe? What are your plans for this Memorial Day? Are you traveling or staying home and grilling at home?

Michaels Rewards- Michaels Craft Stores new Loyalty Program!


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• Exclusive savings on exciting products.
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All the surprises are loaded on your card!
Don't miss out on exclusive savings, invites to special events and finding out what's new at Michaels. Join MichaelsRewards™ by coming into one of our participating stores and registering for the program beginning Thursday, May 26, 2011.
Thanks for being a great customer,
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All You: Grocery Challenge

Sounds like a Challenge I am up to- how about you??  Maybe we could run our own Grocery Challenge right here on Saving With Wendy!!  I already signed up for this- why don't we all give it a whirl!

Are you Planting a Garden This Year??

Make sure to sign up for Lowes and Home Depots Garden clubs! They will send out newsletters full of gardening tips and many will even include coupons for great savings!!

Home Depot Gardening Club

Lowes Garden Grow Along

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A tool with the power to Save $10!

I’m talking about an exclusive Vocalpoint promotional card you can use on any Craftsman® C3® power tool. Use it to buy that perfect Father’s Day gift. Use it on a C3 lawn tool for that gardener in your life. Heck, use it to get a gift for yourself and unleash your handy side.

Just make sure to get yours soon before they run out!

As a Vocalpoint member, I received information on Craftsman® C3® power tools sent by Vocalpoint, on behalf of Craftsman.

Rite Aid Has New Coupon Policy

Well, changes are starting thanks to companies becoming more aware of couponers shopping strategies thanks to the show Extreme Couponing.

Here is the New Coupon Policy for Rite Aid, the most notable change is with BOGO sales and no longer being able to use a BOGO coupon to get both items free. And only one cents off coupon can be used during a BOGO sale.

Rite Aid – Coupon Acceptance

To Our Valued Customers:
Rite Aid gladly accepts the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:
Manufacturer Coupons - Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products. The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.” Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons
 Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via email. These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”
Rite Aid Valuable Coupons
 Rite Aid coupons are labeled “Valuable Coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.”
Internet/Print at Home coupons

 Rite Aid will accept internet / print at home coupons up to the equivalent value of $5.00 off.
 A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an internet coupon (even if printed off the internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum.
+UP Reward Coupons
 +UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any non-prescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon. Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.
Buy One, Get One Free
 Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased. A customer can use one “cents off” coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.
 Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion. Total Purchase Coupons
 Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements. For example, $5 off a $25 purchase price threshold coupon.
 These coupons are accepted under the following conditions:
o The coupon is valid and in date; only one total purchase coupon per transaction.
o Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).
o Coupons for individual items can also be used including another “48” coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction.
o Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.
General Guidelines:
 Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
 Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
 In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.
 When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
 Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established. Multiple Coupons
 More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions: o All coupons match the item being purchased. o The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.
 No more than one “48” Rite Aid Valuable coupon, one “49” Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5” Manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item. Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion.
Revised May 2011

AMF Bowling Centers- Memorial day Special, $10 All You Can Bowl!

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Radio Shack: $10/$40 in Store Coupons

Memorial day Sale at Radio Shack!  Use THIS COUPON to print out a $10/$40 coupon!  Good til 6/4/2011

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Border's 50% off Coupon- TODAY ONLY!!!!!!!

Have a Book in mind for Father’s Day?  If so, then you may want to hurry and print  this 50% off coupon from Borders. Just visit Borders FB page Here, click on the “like” button, and then click on the “This Week” tab to score yourself a coupon good for 50% off any one item at Borders valid today (May 25th) only. Use this in-store, (either print it or show it on your mobile device) or the coupon can be used online. Limit one coupon code or promo per customer; valid at U.S. Borders, Borders Express, and Waldenbooks stores and at Borders.com until 11:59 PM PT today.
* Fine Print: Not valid at store closing sales. Coupon excludes Borders Rewards Plus memberships, previous purchases, special orders, shipping, gift cards, coupon books, newspapers, magazines, comics, toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals, used merchandise, textbook rentals, audiobook downloads, music downloads, vinyl LPs, Rosetta Stone® software, tax software, video games, all electronics (including eReaders), eReader Protection Plan Packs, and certain eBooks (see the Details section on the applicable eBook product page on Borders.com to determine if excluded), as well as posters, arts & crafts, and scrapbooking items purchased online.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

20% Coupon Entire Purchase COupon- Borders/Waldenbooks

20 % off the list price of most items in
Excludes gift cards, Borders Rewards Plus memberships, and Kobo eReaders.
Any item with a current price lower than 20% off list price will ring at the lower price.
Good May24-26th

Bath & Body Works Free Full Size Signature Collection Product!

Head on over HERE  to print out your coupon for a FREE Full Size Signature Collection Body Care item at Bath and Body Works with any $10 Purchase!!  Good through 6/9/2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Free Sample- Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners~~ Walmart

Head on over to Walmart's Freebies and grab yourself a Free Sample of Care Free's new Acti-Fresh Body Shape Panty Liners