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Friday Fun: Wild deodorant discounts at CVS!

I got this coupon from CVS' "magic coupon machine" (the Coupon Center) in store this week. Check it out!

Just in case you'd like to go crazy buying non-sale deodorant, you can get 30% off up to a $99.00 discount.

Now that's a lot of deodorant!


What's for dinner? Heart Attack Casserole

Earlier this month, I wrote about labeling leftovers in the fridge and freezer, and one of my readers poked fun at a dish labeled "Heart Attack Casserole" in one of my photos.

Here's the story behind that dish... and the recipe.

A couple months ago, one of my friends posted a photo on Facebook of a casserole he'd made. He said that on nights he had to cook dinner for his kids, this is what he likes to make, and they love it so much that he makes it about once a week.

Immediately, a bunch of friends and I asked what was in it. He shared a quick list of ingredients and said he'd never really written down a recipe -- he just throws it together. Everyone agreed that this was something we would all be making soon.

Since then, I've made my own version of the dish for my family too, and indeed, it's a huge hit over here as well. The first time I served it, my husband asked "What's in this?" I started rattling off ingredients, and he said "So basically, it's a heart attack in a casserole dish." My family christened it "Heart Attack Casserole," and here's my recipe:


Stevia is popping up in everything!

Earlier this week, I blogged about Sierra Mist's change to a stevia-based formula. This was done quietly, and there's nothing on the front of the label to note it -- it's buried in the ingredients list. Most consumers wouldn't expect a non-diet soda to have reduced-calorie ingredients in it.

I have nothing against stevia at all -- it's a natural ingredient, and in the right amounts it is sweet without an aftertaste. However, in my own experience, stevia has a very fine line between being sweet and being terribly bitter. I haven't tried the "new" Sierra Mist, but their Facebook page is filled with complaints.

I have tried Coca-Cola Life (stevia-based Coke) and also found it very bitter. And, I've tried Crystal Light Pure stevia-based drink mixes and found them to be sweet.

Last night, one of our kids brought this bottle of Mott's Wild Grape Surge juice drink to the table. I cannot remember at which sale I purchased this, but I do remember the store was running out of regular Mott's, and the coupons and sale price were both good on 100% apple juice and the fruit juice blends. (Normally, I don't buy juice blends that are half water -- I can water down my own juice, thank you very much! The fact that this bottle's in our house means it must have really been a bargain.)

Over dinner, I was staring at the back of this Mott's bottle, and I saw...


GIVEAWAY: Win a Disney party gift pack from #DisneySide @Home!

Disclosure: I have received free products and party supplies in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. Crunch Pak provided free-product coupons to purchase Disney Foodles fruit and cheese trays for the party. I am sharing some of the extra party supplies with my readers for this giveaway. The opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Read full Disclosure Policy.


UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! Winner will be posted soon!

Earlier this month, our family celebrated all things Disney with a #DisneySide @Home party! Disney sent a box of party supplies to our house, and we set up this "party in a box" and spent a great afternoon with family and friends playing games, watching cartoons and enjoying Disney snacks.

At the end of the day, all of our guests went home with a Disney-supplied goodie bag... and, I've got an extra party bag filled with Disney magic for one of my readers!

This bag contains:

  • Disney games and family activities (Disney matchup game, word find, Family Tree craft)
  • Set of two Disney luggage tags
  • HP pack of card stock and photo paper for your printer
  • Crunch Pak Disney Foodles fruit and cheese trays (you'll get free-product coupons to purchase these fresh!)
  • ABC Family reusable bag

This assortment has all kinds of Disney fun inside! To enter, simply post a reply in the comments. This #DisneySide @Home giveaway begins today, February 19, 2015, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on February 25th, 2015 at 11:59pm CST, and on February 26th, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!


Shopping with Jewel-Osco's MyMixx: More offers, more questions, more answers

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Have you signed up for Jewel-Osco's MyMixx digital offers yet?

Last week, I did some "MyMixx experimentation" with Jewel-Osco's new digital MyMixx coupons. I planned a shopping trip specifically to answer readers' questions, such as:

  • "What happens if I you use paper coupon for the same item I have a MyMixx ecoupon for?"
    (Answer: MyMixx takes priority over all paper coupons and automatically "kicks out" the paper coupon.)
  • "If I load a MyMixx coupon but I have a better (higher dollar value) paper coupon, how can I use that instead?"
    (Answer: You cannot. There is no way to un-load a MyMixx digital offer, nor can the cashier override it.)

If you want to read the results of that post, as well as the rest of the readers' questions and answers, that post is here.

This week, I'm answering some more questions...

  • "Now we know MyMixx won't let you use a paper coupon if you already have a MyMixx ecoupon loaded. What if you have the cashier scan your paper coupons first, then enter your MyMixx number? Does it let you use the higher value paper coupon then?"

A fun CVS shopping trip today: All this for $1.42?

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I got a $4-off-$20 coupon in my email from CVS, and I had been planning to go over and use up some of my free Coke 12-pack coupons with this week's great CVS sale. The $4-off-$20 made the deal even sweeter!

I bought:

  • Three Quilted Northern bath tissue - on sale for $5 each, buy 3 and get $5 ExtraBucks.
    I used two $1 printables and one .55 coupon from the 2/15 RP (1/25 RP2 too)
  • One Got2Be hair gel - on sale for $4.99, buy one and get $2 ExtraBucks.
    I used a $2 coupon from the 2/8 SS.
  • Two Colgate Total toothpastes - on sale for $2.99, buy one and get $2 in ExtraBucks.
    I used two $1 coupons from the 2/1 Colgate insert.
  • Four 12-packs of Coke - on sale for $3.75 each, buy four and get $5 ExtraBucks.
    I used four free 12-pack coupons from My Coke Rewards.
  • One small bag of Brookside chocolates - on sale for .60, buy them and get .60 in ExtraBucks.

After all coupons (my $4-off-$20 included!) I paid $16.02 (plus $2.91 tax) and got back:


Did you know Dollar General honors coupon overage?

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Admittedly, I don't shop at Dollar General as often as I probably should. Last night, though, I read about a moneymaker Beneful dog treats deal at Dollar General, so I headed out to try it.

Before I left, I perused Dollar General's coupon policy online, and here's what it says about overage:


Coupon Overage
If a coupon value is more than the price of the item, the remaining value will be applied to the balance of the transaction. Coupon overage can only be applied to the balance and will not be given back at the end of the transaction. Coupon overages will only be applied to the store merchandise remaining in the transaction and cannot be applied to gift cards, pre-paid money cards or phone cards. Other restrictions may apply. Cash back will not be given.

I printed four $4-off-2 coupons and headed to Dollar General, where indeed I found $1 bags of Beneful Healthy Smile treats!


Would you buy this?

I'm looking through Meijer's upcoming 2/19 ad, and I spotted a new P&G product:

Two giant rolls of "Bounty with Dawn" are $4.99. I had to look this up to find out more! P&G has a new press release with more info:


When activated by water, Bounty with Dawn stands up to tough messes like grease and dried food residue. Using Bounty with Dawn also produces results that are four times cleaner than a used dishcloth. It is the thickest, strongest Bounty available on the market, with 70% more fibers in each sheet and cloth-like durability to stay intact while cleaning. Bounty with Dawn can even be reused—simply rinse and wring the grease out to keep tackling any mess with just one sheet.

I think it's interesting -- I don't know if it's $2.50-a-roll interesting. And, we use paper towels for so many non-cleaning purposes in our house too. I'd be afraid someone would grab one of these when they wanted to reheat something in the microwave and then... well, someone might be enjoying a soapy-flavored cinnamon roll or leftover pizza slice!


Sierra Mist changes formula with addition of Stevia

Fresh on the heels of the story about Capri-Sun switching back to a sugar-based formula and a Stevia-based one for Roaring Waters, Sierra Mist has quietly added stevia to its regular, non-diet Sierra Mist. The trouble is, stevia sometimes has a bitter aftertaste. Coca-Cola Life is a Stevia-based cola, and when I tried it, I didn't like it at all. (In fact, I know I once wrote that I would review it here, but I couldn't even get through the bottle, so I scrapped those plans..!)

Stevia is sweet, but too much stevia can make things bitter. I found Coca-Cola Life to be too bitter for my taste.

Some drinks get the stevia blend "right" so that it tastes sweet with no aftertaste -- for me, the Crystal Light Pure line of drink mixes are a good example. I can drink these and truly can't taste the stevia in them.

Consumerist reports that's unfortunately not the case with the new Sierra Mist:


If you’re not a frequent soda drinker and only occasionally pick up a bottle of Sierra Mist, you might get a strange-tasting surprise the next time you pick one up. PepsiCo has replaced some of the sugar in the beverage with stevia-based sweetener, which reduces the calories but alienates customers who don’t care for the taste of stevia.

Customers have noticed the difference. Many Sierra Mist drinkers report that they didn’t notice anything unusual on the bottle, since there was no obvious “New Formula!” or “Now with stevia!” labeling on the package. For some people, that would be a selling point. Instead, PepsiCo changed up the formula at the same time that it redesigned the packaging in the fall of 2014.

Customers have not embraced the change, as a perusal of the brand’s Facebook page will show you...


Read the entire article at Consumerist

After I read this, I Googled for more information about the Sierra Mist stevia switch, which turned up this Advertising Age article from September 2014. AdAge noted, "Stevia might help reduce calories, but its use in drinks in the U.S. has been met with mixed reviews. Sierra Mist recently teased its change on its Facebook page and was met with a smattering of consumer complaints, including one person who stated that "the old recipe was a nice crisp taste, [and the] new one has a diet aftertaste."

We have purchased Sierra Mist fairly often because it doesn't contain HFCS. Apparently we haven't encountered the "new" kind yet in our stores... which may be a good thing.


Surprising Dollar Tree decorating finds

I am a sucker for Dollar Tree. Nearly every time I go in there to buy something else (newspaper, box of Boston Baked Beans, you name it) I am always surprised by some of the things I find there. Of course, with everything just $1.00, that store just gets me to spend a few dollars more every time..!

This week, I spotted two things I just wouldn't have expected to find at the dollar store...


New Super-Couponing Tips column: New Warnings in Fine Print

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "New Warnings in Fine Print." Here's an excerpt:

"Do you read the fine print on coupons? Manufacturers and retailers expect you to, though the fine print isn't always the easiest text to read or understand. It's called the "fine print" for a reason — some of it nearly requires magnification to read. Legal terms abound and, in order to pack so many words into such a small space, the font size of this text is very small.

"I often receive email from readers asking if this text could be made larger, especially since it is intended for both consumers and cashiers to read. The text often contains restrictions on the product(s) that the coupon can be used on, a limitation as to how many like coupons can be used, or warnings to customers and retailers."

Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.


Our #DisneySide @Home Celebration: Disney sent a party to our house!

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Show Your Disney Side

Last month, Disney selected our family for a DisneySide at Home party! Disney sent a box of party supplies, treats, party games, prizes home decorations, goodie bags and gifts for our guests. We picked a date, invited friends and family, and set everything up!


Deals of the Week for February 15, 2015 are live!

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Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has ONE insert RedPlum (RP.) The Parade magazine has coupons for Wonderful Pistachios and Viviscal - grab those too if you want them.

NEW giveaway this week: Enter to win a gift pack of Valentine's Day gifts from CVS/pharmacy!

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Have a great week of shopping and saving!



Confession time: Who's still got Dominick's groceries in their pantry?

It's been over one year since Dominick's (Safeway) left Chicagoland. Earlier this week, I was discussing Dominick's in another thread with some readers, which led me to this question...

Do you have any Dominick's items left in your pantry?

On 12/13/13 I shopped during our local store's 50% off closing sale (and if you want to see some photos of that in-store craziness, just click that link.) I bought $216 worth of groceries and used $71 in coupons -- 147 items.

$63 of my bill was maple syrup. It was the thing I was planning to stock up on the most during that sale. There are rarely, if ever, deals on 100% maple syrup.

It proved to be a good investment, as the three items shown in the photo above are all that remains of my crazy Dominick's close-out shopping trip:

  • One bottle of O Organics maple syrup (doesn't expire until 5/16)
  • One can of Safeway fruit cocktail (doesn't expire until 9/16)
  • One box of Lemon Coolers cookies (expired.)

It's been pretty sweet (pun absolutely intended!) not to have to buy syrup for an entire year. I'm not sure why we haven't eaten that last, lonely can of fruit yet. And, as far as the Lemon Coolers? They're my husband's favorite cookie, and aside from ordering them online, we no longer have a good local source for them. He's attempted to "time capsule" this box by storing it inside a Ziploc bag in our freezer. I have no idea how long it will remain there.

Do you have any Dominick's groceries left at home? If you're brave enough to share what they are, that is...


Friday Fun: Behind the scenes of McFarland, USA

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Disney’s upcoming movie, “McFarland, USA,” is based on a 1987 true story. It follows novice runners from McFarland, California’s farm-rich Central Valley as they build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner.) Coach White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy.

Here's a sneak preview behind the scenes of McFarland, USA:

"McFarland, USA” opens on February 20, 2015.


How do you inventory your leftovers and freezer?

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One of my longtime readers asked for ideas about keeping inventory of what foods are stored in her deep freezer and tips for labeling leftovers and frozen foods.

I'll share what works for me. For labeling foods in the fridge or freezer, I like Post-It Super Sticky notes. The extra-strength adhesive seems to help the notes stay on in the refrigerator and freezer better than the regular varieties of adhesive notes.


When you see the Super Sticky Post-Its on clearance for this price, grab 'em. And use a coupon.

I write what's inside on the note and stick it on the lid. All of our leftovers go in Corning Ware (my love for old Corning Ware is well-documented here on the blog). If we end up not eating or using the leftovers in a few days, they go straight into the freezer, labels still on the lids:


GIVEAWAY: Win a Valentine's Day gift pack from CVS/pharmacy!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by CVS/pharmacy. I have not been compensated for this giveaway.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winner is jayne grask!

Super-Couponers, Valentine's Day is this Saturday, 2/14/15! There's still time to grab some fantastic gifts for your loved ones without spending a bundle or chasing all around town. Just head to your local CVS/pharmacy!

CVS has many of the traditional gifts of the holiday -- fragrances, stuffed animals, and candy! They've also got some unique gift ideas anyone would love, like powerbanks to recharge your smartphone or tablet, tech gear, greeting cards and more.

One of my readers will win this great assortment of Valentine's-appropriate gifts from CVS/pharmacy! (Yes, you'll get them after the holiday... but for everyone who's thinking about last-minute presents, check out all of the great gifts you can pick up at CVS!)

  • Power XCel 5200mAh Power Bank
  • Essence of Beauty Signature Collection Body Mist
  • Gold Emblem Select Gourmet Sea Salt Caramels
  • Gold Emblem Select Chocolate and Candy Hearts Bars

This assortment has something for everyone to enjoy! To enter, simply post a reply in the comments. This CVS/pharmacy Great Valentine Gifts giveaway begins today, February 12, 2015, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on February 18th, 2015 at 11:59pm CST, and on February 19th, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!


Los Angeles supermarket sells raccoon meat for $9.99/lb.


Photo: LosAngeles.CBSlocal.com

Here's an odd news story. A Los Angeles supermarket has been selling whole raccoons for meat -- for years, apparently -- but it's in the news today because someone complained:

From CBS News:


The Health Department has taken action after a local supermarket’s frozen foods section featured an unusual item.
Inspectors from the LA County Health Department visited the Metro Supermarket in Temple City on Tuesday, after being informed that the market was selling raccoons as food.

Employees at the market declined to appear on camera, but did show entire raccoons, frozen, bagged, and selling for $9.99 per pound. The employees say raccoon is considered a delicacy in China.

CBS2 contacted a number of local agencies, including the LA County District Attorney’s office. However, none of them were immediately able to say whether selling raccoons as food was legal or not. Store employees say they’ve been selling raccoons for years, and never experienced any issues until now.


My reaction? $9.99/lb.? You could buy some nice steaks, crab or lobster for that...!


Experimenting with Jewel-Osco's MyMixx: Differences with digital receipts

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I'm answering your questions about MyMixx offers and digital receipts in this post too!

Jewel-Osco's new MyMixx digital offers are pretty easy to use. Once you've signed up online, you can browse digital offers via Jewel-Osco's app or on the web at JewelOsco.com. Tap or click the discounts you'd like to apply to your account. At checkout, just enter your telephone number to apply those offers to your shopping trip.

This week, I took advantage of some more MyMixx discounts during my weekly shopping trip.

With MyMixx, I bought:


Capri-Sun to switch to sugar-based formula... again.

Kraft announced today that it would be replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in Capri-Sun with sugar. This is great news for anyone who's avoiding HFCS.

What the Reuters article, and really none of the other websites that picked this story up today have mentioned is this: Capri-Sun used to be made with sugar. Its original formula contained sugar, not HFCS. During the early 2000s, the formula switched to HFCS (and Capri-Sun endured a lawsuit in 2007 for labeling HFCS "all natural.")

Sometime after that, Capri-Sun was again made with sugar. I purchased a lot of it for my kids' school lunches, day camps, sports and scout activities.

In 2011, Capri-Sun inexplicably switched back to high-fructose corn syrup. At that time, many of my readers noticed the ingredients switch on the label, and any time I looked for Capri-Sun, I'd dig through the boxes on the shelves to find the old stock made with sugar.

By 2012, all the Capri-Sun on the shelves was made with HFCS. I haven't bought a single blue box of Capri-Sun since the switch.

I wish any of the news agencies reporting on this had asked Kraft why they switched to HFCS from sugar in the first place -- and with the repeated shifts back and forth from sugar to HFCS to sugar again, whether or not this switch would be a permanent one.

The Reuters story also notes that the Roaring Waters varieties of Capri-Sun will soon be sweetened with stevia instead of sucralose to please a more health-conscious consumer. I'm all for this too -- I've never let my kids drink the Roaring Waters due to the sucralose content.


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SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free C&H or Domino brown sugar!

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Head over to SavingStar to load a new "Freebie Friday" offer!

Purchase through Sunday night and receive 100% of the purchase price back on your SavingStar account.

In Chicagoland, SavingStar offers can be redeemed at Jewel-Osco, CVS, Mariano's, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Meijer, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kmart and Peapod. Some stores load offers to their loyalty cards or accounts (Jewel, CVS, Mariano's) and others use post-redemption of receipts -- snap a photo of your receipt and upload it.

Click to load this new offer via SavingStar!


Print now for .74 Puffs tissues at CVS/pharmacy!

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.25 off One
Puffs facial tissue
Print Coupon

Here's a little deal on Puffs facial tissues for you. (Hey, even the small deals count, right?)

Beginning 3/1, 48-96ct. Puffs tissues will be on sale for .99, limit 6, at CVS/pharmacy! Use this .25 printable and pay .74 per box!

The 3/1 PG is scheduled to have a .25-off-3 coupon, too, but a .25-off-ONE is, of course, a better deal.


Print now for a possible rebate + moneymaker on Zantac

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$4.00 off One
Zantac 75mg 30 count or larger
Print Coupon

Beginning 3/1, Zantac75 30ct. will be on sale for $8.99 at CVS/pharmacy. Also beginning on Sunday, CVS.com/Zantac will have a link to a a mail-in rebate to get this FREE.

Why not try for a moneymaker? Print this $4 printable for Zantac 75. Pay $4.99 and submit for the rebate!


"Get In It to Win It" contest and giveaway offers!

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If you like contests and giveaways, you know that the saying "You've got to get in it to win it" is true -- you can't win if you don't try! Here are a few contests and giveaways you may want to enter today...


New Checkout 51 offers for 2/26/15: Discounts for lettuce, lemons, peppers, bananas, more!

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Checkout 51 Offers

Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) has new ecoupon offers to load. Most Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. (If an offer is store-specific, the site or app will tell you so.)

Offers are valid until 11:59PM EST next Wednesday evening.

"Pick Your Own Offer" offers:
- .25 off lettuce, lemons, bell peppers, raspberries or bananas

Regular offers:
- .50 off tomatoes
- $1 off Nature Valley Protein Granola
- $1 off 2 Halls
- $1 off Scrubbing Bubbles
- $1 off Pledge
- $1 off Shout
- $1 off Suavitel
- $1 off Soy Vay marinades and dressings

Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!


Lots of new cash-back produce offers on Snap by Groupon today!

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Snap By Groupon

Snap, Groupon's cash-back ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) has new ecoupon offers to load. These offers are valid at all stores!

Offers are valid today through next Tuesday evening.

- $1 off any bread
- .50 off avocados
- .25 off grapes
- .25 off popcorn
- .25 off mushrooms
- .25 off oranges

Jewel-Osco shoppers, from 2/27-3/1, avocados will be on sale for just .88 each - pair that with this and get an avocado for .38!

Click to browse current cash-back ecoupon offers at Snap by Groupon!


Print now for $1.01 moneymaker Speed Stick at Walgreens this week!

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$2.00 off One
Speed Stick Gear
deodorant
Print Coupon

2.7-3oz. Speed Stick Gear deodorant is $2.99. Through 2/28 at Walgreens, buy one and get $2 in Register Rewards, making this .99. Reader Mark just noticed that this great $2 Speed Stick printable is back! With it, pay .99 and get a $2 Register Reward. That's FREE deodorant plus a $1.01 moneymaker!


Free Kindle ebooks: Money & time management, natural healing, confidence, weddings on a budget & more!

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It's time for another FREE Kindle ebook roundup! All of these ebooks are currently free on Amazon. You can read them with a Kindle device or the Kindle app! Download FREE Kindle E-reader Apps here.


Time Management: For Busy Moms - How Your Family Can Organize, Speed Clean And Declutter Their Day Away


Pinch Like You Mean It! 101 Ways to Spend Less Money Now


Healing Honey For Beginners: How To Use Honey To Cure, Beautify And Heal


Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload


Charity, The Gifts of Giving: Discover the Hidden Benefits of Kindness and Generosity


Bulletproof: 15 Laws for Unshakeable Confidence, Defeating Your Fears, and Conquering Your Goals


Confident: Boost Your Self Esteem, Bridge the Self Confidence Gap, and Finally Stop Struggling


Your Ultimate Wedding On A Budget Guide: How To Save Thousands Of Dollars, Time And Stress While Planning Your Dream Wedding


The Success Story: Discover and Learn How Ultra Successful People Work and Achieve the Results they Want


Make Money Online: Start A Business & Create a Passive Income


Veterans: Rebuild America

Remember, prices on Amazon can change at any time, so grab these if you're interested in them!

Browse more of today's FREE Kindle ebooks at Amazon, or browse free ebooks by category:

Thanks to Prepforshtf.com for spotting some of these ebooks.


SavingStar Healthy Offer of the Week: 20% off loose lettuce

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This week's new SavingStar ecoupon Healthy Offer of the Week is 20% off loose lettuce!

Click to load this offer to your account!


Print now for "fancy" Softsoap pumps at Meijer

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$1.00 off One
Softsoap Premium
hand soap pumps
Print Coupon

Beginning 2/26 at Meijer 8-10oz. Softsoap Premium hand soap pumps (the upscale-looking ones that look similar to Bath & Body Works styles) will be on sale for $2. Use this $1 printable and pay $1! This is a good price for these, which don't often go on sale as often as the regular, smaller oval-shaped varieties.


Print now for .50 Ore-Ida Easy Fries at Meijer

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SAVE $1.00 On any TWO (2) Ore-Ida® Frozen Potato Products.

 
Beginning 2/26 at Meijer, Ore-Ida 4.5-4.75oz. Easy Fries will be on sale for $1 as part of Meijer's "10 For $10, Get the 11th FREE" sale. Buy two and use this $1-off-2 printable to drop these to .50 each!

Some Ore-Ida coupons exclude the Easy Fries, but this current printable does not. If you've never had these, they're really good -- you really do get that fast-food taste and crispness at home with them!


Print for .50 StarKist tuna pouches at Walmart

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StarKist tuna pouches are currently on rollback at Walmart for $1. Buy two and use this $1 off 2 printable to drop them to .50 each!


Current National Catalina offers: February-March 2015

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Catalina's CouponNetwork site (our previous official source at Catalina for National Catalina info) is no longer online. A group of coupon bloggers and I have gotten together to share information about the Catalina alerts we've received. The following list has been compiled by bloggers from around the country, myself included.

Most of these are believed to be national offers, though I am noting the store that the alert printed at. If it is a store-specific offer, I'll note that too.

If you try a deal at a store other than the one listed, and the deal works, please post and I'll update this list for everyone. Again, these are not guaranteed to work at any store other than the store it originally printed at. (If you're a risk-taker who doesn't mind taking one for the team, feel free to try these elsewhere and report back...)

And, as always, these lists aren't complete without you! If you receive an alert that's not listed here, please post and I'll add it to the list.

Breyer's Gelato Indulgences
2/8/15 - 3/11/15
Buy 2 and get a $2 Catalina
Alert from: Kroger
I'm waiting for a sale on these to see if the Catalina works at other stores. Print two $1.00 coupons now in anticipation of a sale too!

Campbell's Go Soups
2/23/15 - 3/21/15
Buy 2 or more and get a $1.50 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Tops Markets, ShopRite, Stop & Shop

Campbell's Slow Kettle Slow Soups
2/23/15 - 3/21/15
Buy 2 or more and get a $1.50 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Tops Markets, ShopRite, Harris Teeter

Colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes (Max Fresh, Total, 2 In 1, Toddler)
2/23/15 - 3/14/15
Buy 2 and get a $1 Catalina
Alert from: ShopRite

DiGiorno Pizzas (Large)
2/23/15 - 3/22/15
Buy 2 & get $1 Catalina
Buy 3 & get $2 Catalina
Buy 4 or more & get $3 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Price Chopper, Tops Markets, Safeway, Stop & Shop

Dole Fruit Bowls, Gels, Parfaits, Crisps or Squish'ems
2/23/15 - 3/21/15
Buy 4 and get a .75 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Tops Markets, ShopRite, Stop & Shop

Gerber Graduates Snacks or Meals (excludes Yogurt Blends & Yogurt Melts)
2/23/15 - 3/21/15
Buy 5 or more and get a $2 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Tops Markets

Glade Products (Excluding 8 oz Room Spray and Solids)
1/26/15 - 3/22/15
Buy 2 & get a $1 Catalina
Buy 3 & get a $2 Catalina
Buy 4 or more & get a $3 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Kroger, Giant, Tops Markets, ShopRite

GUD Skin Care and Hair Care Products
2/9/15 -3/1/15
Buy 2, Get $2 off instantly (note - not a Catalina, but I'm listing it here)
Alert from: Meijer

Johnsonville Split Rope Sausages
2/23/15 - 4/19/15
Buy any two or more packages and get a $2.50 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer

Kimberly Clark Products
3/3/15 - 3/31/15
Spend $20 on the following items and get a $5 Catalina
Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper
Cottonelle Toilet Paper
Scott Paper Towels
Scott 1000 Toilet Paper
Viva Paper Towels
Kleenex Multipacks
Kleenex Hand Towels
Alert from: Safeway

L'Oreal Paris Advanced haircare product excluding trial and 1.7oz.
2/28/15 - 3/27/15
Buy 2 and get a $1.50 Catalina
Buy 3 and get a $3 Catalina
Alert from: Jewel-Osco, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Price Chopper, ShopRite, Harris Teeter, Price Chopper

Magnum Ice Cream Bars
2/23/15 - ?
Buy 2 and get a $1.50 Catalina
Alert from: Jewel-Osco
(Reader EZtupp discovered this one by surprise. If you learn of its end date, please post!)

Meijer Brand Water Products
3/8/15 - 3/28/15
Buy $5 worth of Meijer Brand Water Products*, get $1.00 off your next total Water purchase*
Buy $10+ worth of Meijer Brand Water Products*, get $4.00 off your next total Water purchase*
*includes bulk water; excludes flavored and sparkling water.
Limit one coupon per transaction.
Alert from: Meijer

Meijer Own Frozen Fruit or Juice
3/8/15 - 3/28/15
Buy $6 worth of Meijer Own Frozen Fruit or Juice, get $1.50 off your next total Frozen Fruit or Juice purchase
Buy $10+ worth of Meijer Own Frozen Fruit or Juice, get $3.00 off your next total Frozen Fruit or Juice purchase
Limit one coupon per transaction.
Alert from: Meijer

Nestle Crunch Single or Share Pack bars (1.55oz. or 2.75oz.)
3/2/15 - 4/27/15
Buy 3 or more and get a .75 Catalina
Alert from: Jewel-Osco, Walgreens, Harris Teeter

Plum Organics Baby Pouches
2/23/15 - 3/22/15
Buy 3-4 and get a $1 Catalina
Buy 5-6 and get a $1.50 Catalina
Buy 7 or more and get a $2.50 Catalina
Alert from: Kroger, Safeway, Giant Foods, ShopRite, Harris Teeter

Popsicle Products
2/23/15 - 3/19/15
Buy 2 and get a $1 Catalina
Alert from: Albertsons, Kroger, ShopRite, Harris Teeter

Skinny Cow 8oz. Coffee Drinks
2/23/15 - 3/22/15
Buy Two Skinny Cow Coffee Drinks 8 oz, Get Two 8 oz Free
Alert from: Meijer

Starkist Selects
2/23/15 - 3/21/15
Buy 3 or more and get a $1 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Tops Markets, Stop & Shop

Tylenol Cold or Sinus Product
2/23/15 - 3/22/15
Buy ONE or more and get a $2 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Safeway, Harris Teeter

U by Kotex Pads or Tampons
2/23/15 -3/21/15
Buy 2 and get a $2.00 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer, Walgreens, Kroger, Tops Markets, Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Stop & Shop

U by Kotex or Kotex 1X Tampons
2/22/15 - 3/11/15
Buy 2 and get a $3.00 Catalina
Alert from: Kroger
NOTE: This is currently double-dipping at Kroger with BOTH U By Kotex offers. Buying two is triggering a $2 AND a $3 Catalina!

Yoplait
2/15/15 - 3/14/15
Buy $10 worth of Yoplait products, Get a $3.00 Catalina
Alert from: Meijer


Print now for Xtra laundry detergent deals this week at the drugstores!

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$1.00 off Two
Xtra laundry detergent
75oz or smaller
Print Coupon

Here in Chicagoland, the Chicago Tribune didn't get that nice $1-off-2 Xtra laundry detergent coupon (the Sun-Times did.) However, we do have it available as a printable this morning!

Through 2/28 at Walgreens, 30 load Xtra laundry detergent is 2-for-$3. CVS has it or $1.50 per bottle, limit 4.

Buy two and use this $1-off-2 printable to drop these to $1 each! This printable will likely hit its print limit very quickly, so I'd print it sooner or later if you're interested.

(And, if Xtra isn't your detergent of choice, consider this: The top of my washing machine looks like a cocktail bar of detergents. The really dirty loads may get Tide, average loads may get All, Wisk, you name it. Washing the dog's bed? Garage towels? Kitchen rugs? Bargain detergents do a fine job for these things...)


Chicago Tribune home delivery: Just .75/week!

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Chicago Tribune home delivery service is a convenient way to have newspaper inserts and coupons delivered right to your home. You can order up to two additional Sunday papers with specially-tiered pricing to maximize your couponing power, and it's even cheaper than buying your papers at the dollar store. (Plus, they're delivered to your door!)

Call 1-855-438-8742 to subscribe with any of the following codes:

Single Copy Offers Discount code Price
Sunday Edition, 1 copy JCSO .75/week
Wednesday and Sunday delivery, 1 copy JCWS $1.49/week
Multiple Copy Offers* Discount code Price
Add 1 Sunday Edition JCX1 .75/week
Add 2 Sunday Editions JCX2 $1.99/week

*Maximum 3 Sunday copies per address, within the Tribune's delivery area. Length of offer is 26 weeks of delivery.

Again, these are PHONE-ONLY offers. You cannot use these codes to sign up online, as the online system is only set up for one subscription. Call 1-855-438-8742 if you'd like to order. Do NOT try to use these codes at 1-800-TRIBUNE, as they will not work. You need to use this special phone number for this offer.


Print now for .38 Ronzoni pasta at Jewel-Osco


$1.00 off Two
Ronzoni Smart Taste
or Garden Delight
Print Coupon

Beginning 2/25 at Jewel-Osco, 12-16oz. Ronzoni pasta will be on sale for .88. Buy two and use a $1-off-2 printable (two coupons at link!) to drop these to .38 per package!


SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Almond Joy or Mounds

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Head over to SavingStar to load a new "Freebie Friday" offer!

Purchase through Sunday night and receive 100% of the purchase price back on your SavingStar account.

In Chicagoland, SavingStar offers can be redeemed at Jewel-Osco, CVS, Mariano's, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Meijer, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kmart and Peapod. Some stores load offers to their loyalty cards or accounts (Jewel, CVS, Mariano's) and others use post-redemption of receipts -- snap a photo of your receipt and upload it.

Click to load this new offer via SavingStar!


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