I've been a little busy...

With this cutie :)

My little boy was born on 9/16 at 12:28pm, and he's been keeping me busy the past two days. I will get back to posting shortly, but until then I hope you are keeping up with deals by checking out the blogs I have linked on the right side of the page.

- Michelle


A Very Successful Rite Aid Trip!

I just got back from Rite Aid. I wanted to squeeze in a good outing before my baby arrives, and I think that I did a pretty good job! Here's what I picked up:

  • Suave Lotion 18oz on sale for $1.99 - $1 Single Check Rebate (SCR) - $1 coupon from the paper a couple weeks ago = FREE
  • Glade Fragrance Collection Soy Candle on sale $2.99 - $3 coupon from smartsource.com (may not be available anymore) = FREE 
  • Angel Soft 4pk on sale $.99 - $.50 coupon from 9/13 newspaper = $.49
  • Huggies wipes travel pack $1.99 - $1.50 ("Huggies Diaper Product" coupon from HERE) = $.49
  • 2 Chef Michaels dog food cans 2pk $1.29 - BOGO free coupon from newspaper a couple weeks ago = 4/$1.29
  • Cesar Bistro dog food $1.19 - FREE coupon I requested HERE = FREE
  • Twix bar $.88 - FREE coupon from HERE = FREE
  • Almay eye liner $7.49 (pricey I know, but I'm almost out) - $2 SCR = $5.49
  • Healthy Choice Fresh Mixer on sale $2.50 - $2 coupon from HERE = $.50
  • 5 Johnson's Baby items (powder, bath wash, lotion) on sale $2.99ea - 5 $1 coupons from HERE and HERE and the 9/13 newspaper - $10 SCR for buying 5 = 5 for FREE!
Before handing the cashier any of the other coupons, I make sure to use a $5 off $25 Rite Aid Coupon from HERE

Total (after SCR, w/tax) = $6.71

I'm also submitting the receipt for Rite Aid's Fall "Gift of Savings" cash back (gift card) program where you get $5 back for spending $25-50, $10 back for $51-100, or $20 back for $100+, purchases must be made between 9/13-10/17. I think it is based on the total after coupons, more info is available HERE

I suggest you check out The Krazy Coupon Lady or For The Mommas for a list of what you can get this week at Rite Aid.


Quick trip to Walgreens

This week there are some good deals at Walgreens, but I decided to just get a couple items that I need (stamps and newspapers) and a few freebies. If you'd like to see a good list of this week's deals, visit Moms By Heart

True North Snacks on sale for $3 - $3 Register Reward = FREE
combine with this coupon (at the bottom of the page) for $1 overage

Glade candles on sale for 2/$5 - $1 Register Reward = 2/$4
combine with any Glade Fragrance coupons you have for an even lower price
I had a $3 off 2 coupon so mine were 2/$1


Target Coupon Policy

I encourage you to read this post at A Thrifty Mom which explains the coupon policy at Target. I know I've had issues there before, and I hope this helps if you encounter a cashier that isn't willing to take your coupons.


75 Ways to be Frugal

I came across this list of 75 Ways to be Frugal Every Day and thought I would share it.
Do you have other suggestions that are not on this list? Leave a comment below!

If go go MIA for a little while...

In the near future (hopefully) you will probably notice a large gap in my posts because I'm at the hospital having my little boy. I'm about 38 1/2 weeks now and my body is preparing me for labor with all sorts of fun aches and pains and contractions... Until things get awful I'm doing my best to find some deals and get them posted for everyone to take advantage of!

So, in my absence I suggest you check out the great blogs I have linked on the right side bar!


I'm so proud!

I'm proud of what I have inspired my friend Cricket to do with her coupons and deal finding skills! Here's what she was able to get at Target this past week for nearly free:

This is from her blog...

"So I head to check out... it all gets scanned in my total is: $12.25
If you know Aveeno you know that crap is like $4 something bleh!  so thats a good chunk of that amount haha but I love the stuff!
Anyway, I used 9 coupons. A manufactures coupon teamed up with a Target coupon each for $1 off of Aveeno, A manufactures coupon teamed up with a Target coupon each for $1 off any Johnsons bath product, 3 Target coupons for $1 off any Gerber feeding accessory, A manufactures coupon for $1 off of any Cheerios product, And a manufactures coupon for $1 off any size Vaseline Aloe Fresh.
So.. I got the baby bottles that were .99 each (paid nothing got each free with coupon)
Got a travel size Vaseline that was what .89 or something (paid nothing got it free with coupon)
Got a cup Cheerios thats like .99 (paid nothing got it free with coupon)
A Johnsons baby wash that was $2.24 (paid .24 with both coupons)
And my beloved Aveeno which was $4.54 (expensive but so worth it) (paid $2.54 with both coupons)With taxes I paid: $3.25 saving $9.00 off the total that was $12.25 I know I mostly paid for that damn Aveeno leave me be!"

On another outing, Cricket got these items for FREE!:

This is just an example what you can get when you combine Target coupons and manufacturer's coupons. Always remember that if the coupon doesn't specify a size on it you should be able to use it on travel size and single serving items. Sometimes you get a cashier that doesn't want to take the coupon, if so don't get the item and hang on to that coupon. Target's company policy is to accept the coupon, and I've seen posts on other blogs about contacting Guest Relations if you have any trouble. I will get that number for everyone ASAP!


Freepeats - Free Lifetime Membership

During September, you can get a FREE membership to Freepeats! It is a forum- similiar to Craigslist that focuses on recycling used baby and maternity items. You can either post to have someone come pick up your items- or you can search to find things you might need. Everything listed is FREE and there are numerous cities around the country that are involved in Freepeats. Just click HERE and you can join for free.

Thank you My Frugal Adventures for sharing this offer!