FREE shipping at Gymboree today - plus deals under $2.50!

Gymboree has free shipping for Labor Day with code DAYOFF! It's only good today, 9/1.

Browsing through the site... boys' tank tops are $2.39, boys' sandals are a super-cheap $3.59, and girls' one-piece rompers are $5.99! This is such a great time to buy summer clothes for next year!

Browse today's sales at Gymboree online!


Expired inserts to remove: September 1, 2014

The first of the month is here, and it's time to clean out some more expired coupon inserts from your files...

Here's a list of all of the inserts that have expired within the last two months. If you have any of the following inserts in your files, you can pull them out and recycle them - all of the coupons inside each insert have expired.

Inserts marked with an asterisk are new since last month's list:

July 2014
7-2 RP (P&G coupons in RedPlum wraparound from Wed. Chicago Tribune)
7-6 PG
* 7-27 PG

May 2014
* 5-4 RP
* 5-11 RP
* 5-18 RP1
* 5-18 RP2


FREE customizable Disney park maps are back again!

Disney has their customizable free theme park maps available again! You can create your own set of Disney park maps featuring you and your family's favorite Disney attractions. These are really cute! The last time these were available, my kids were very excited about helping create their own maps online. When the maps showed up, they featured all of their favorite Disney attractions, and they also received stickers to further decorate their maps.

Did I mention these custom Disney park maps are FREE?

Each time this offer's been available, they've gone very quickly, so if you're interested, grab these sooner than later!


Deals of the Week for August 31, 2014 are live

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has one insert - Procter & Gamble (PG.)

Here's a new giveaway for you this week: Enter to win a Kidstuff Chicagoland coupon book! This has discount offers for everything from the Museum of Science and Industry to Santa's Village to Magic Waters, with Jewel-Osco, Toys R Us, Macy's, Regal Cinemas and more!

Subscribe to my blog via email and you'll receive one email each day detailing any new deals and matchups. Your email address will never be sold, and you won't receive spam:

Have a great week of shopping and saving!


All You


$1.28 Old Spice body wash at Target!


$1.00 off One
Old Spice
body wash
Print Coupon

Target has Old Spice body wash is on sale for $3.95 through 9/6. Buy three and get a $5 Target gift card! Use three $1 printables. Pay $8.85 and get a $5 Target gift card! That's $3.85 for three, or about $1.28 each!

The ad does not specify exactly which size bottles these are, but that's a good price! You can print two of these coupons per computer or device, so you'll need access to two devices. If you only have one computer, Secret deodorants are the same price and are also part of the same deal. Do the deal with two Old Spice body washes and one Secret deodorant, and use this $1 printable. The price is the same after the deal!


New free Cuisinart cookware promo beginning at Jewel-Osco on 9/3

Beginning on 9/3, Jewel is launching a new Cuisinart cookware promo.

Cuisinart Chef's Classic stainless cookware is part of a new stamp-saving promo at Jewel. Get one stamp for every $10 you spend in store. The ad says:

Pure aluminum in base heats fast and evenly
 Stainless handles stay cool on the stove top
 Rims are tapered for drip-free pouring
 Dishwasher safe

A variety of pourpans, stockpots and pans are available; plus, there are four non-stick skillet sizes to choose from.

The Jewel-Osco Cuisinart Cookware program runs through December 26th, 2014.


Labor Day Red Alert coupons from Jewel-Osco

Jewel-Osco just shared some Labor Day Weekend coupons on Facebook. These are valid Sunday, 8/31 and Monday, 9/1 ONLY:

- $5 off of your $50 purchase
- $10 off of your $50 meat purchase


Another coupon for moneymaker Scope at Walgreens!


.75 off One
Scope mouthwash
500ml or larger
Print Coupon

Beginning Sunday, 8/31 at Walgreens, 6.9oz. Scope mouthwash will be on sale for $2.99. Buy one and get $2.50 back in Register Rewards, making it .49! Use the $1 coupon from the 8/17 PG or 7/27 PG (exp. 8/31!) Pay $1.99 and get $2.50 back, making it FREE and a moneymaker!

There's also a new .75 printable coupon! With the printable, pay $2.24 and get $2.50 back -- still free and still a moneymaker! You can print two, so why not stock up on a couple more bottles?


New, interesting printables at Coupons.com tonight

I expected to see new printable coupons for the first of September in a few days, but Coupons.com has some new (and good!) offers online tonight! There are a lot of brands here that we don't see coupons for as often. Here's the best of what I see...


$1.00 off Two
Edy's 1.5 quart
ice cream
Print Coupon

Buy One Get One Free
Buy 16-roll White Cloud
bath tissue and get
4-roll White Cloud FREE
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
GE lighting product
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Ocean Spray
64-ounce grapefruit juice
Print Coupon

$1.50 off One
Starbucks
K-Cup Pack
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Laughing Cow
cheese product
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Mini Babybel Cheese
Print Coupon

$1.50 off One
Reames Presto Pasta
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Pearl Olives to Go
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Minute Maid
Juice Box 10 pack
Print Coupon

$1.50 off One
Well Beginnings
diapers (Walgreens)
Print Coupon

$1.50 off One
Parent's Choice
diapers (Walmart)
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
White Cloud
diapers (Walmart)
Print Coupon

$2.00 off One
Dreft laundry detergent
Print Coupon

.50 off One
Angel Soft
Facial Tissue soft pack
Print Coupon

.50 off One
Idaho Spuds product
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Sour Lovers
candy
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Finish Powerball,
Booster, Dishwasher
Cleaner or Jet-Dry
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Snackwell's product
Print Coupon

Building my kids' wardrobes... one piece at a time.

The other day, I was talking to another friend of mine who was distraught about having to buy her child's back-to-school wardrobe all at once. "So expensive," she said, adding that she'd spent more than $600 on her son's clothing.

She knows what I do (both for a living and in my personal life as a coupon/deal shopper!) but when she asked how much I spent on back-to-school, I said "I have no idea - I bought all of their clothes for the coming year slowly, whenever I saw deals."

Some people get this, and others don't. That's okay, but financially, it's what works for our family. I also like knowing that we're never in "panic mode" wardrobe-wise. Grew out of your jeans? That's okay - there's a stack of jeans in the next size up just waiting in your closet. Favorite hoodie doesn't fit? Hand it down to your little brother, and go grab a new one from your closet.

Since my kids were very young, I've built their wardrobes piece by piece - often just one or two pieces at a time. Anytime I see a good price on something I know they'll need, I buy it. This usually means I'm shopping out of the current season.

For example, right now I've been finding great deals on summer clothing, shirts and shorts. As we're heading into fall, I'm buying things one and two sizes larger than my son wears right now in anticipation of next summer.

I also don't miss an opportunity to use a good coupon! This morning, I got a $10-off-$10 coupon for JC Penney in my email. Unless I personally need something for myself, I always head right to the kids' clothing racks and scour them for deals.

Today I picked up a pair of Arizona boys' black denim shorts. They were marked down to $9.99. JCP is giving an extra 25% off clearance prices right now too, so they dropped to $7.49.

I needed another item to get over $10 to use my coupon, so I picked out a cute Arizona tunic shirt/dress for my niece (who also benefits from Aunt Jill's clothes shopping strategies!) It was marked down to $3.99. With the extra 25% off, it dropped to $2.99.

With my $10-off-$10, I paid .48 for both items. Adding .04 for tax, I was out the door for .52 for both items -- a steal!