Tuesday, August 31, 2010

{Chili's: FREE Chips & Queso}

 Hurry over to the Chili's website and snag your FREE order of Chips and Queso when you sign up. This offer is available for a limited time only. Click here to receive your coupon.

{Monday Shopping}

$6 really CAN go a long way.  I stopped by Rite Aid and Target yesterday afternoon to get my shop on =)
Here are my scenarios....
 2 Glade Oil refills at $2.50 each
- Free Glade Scented Oil Candle refill WYB refill, SS 8/22
Fall Harvest sign $2.99 (Fall Decor is 50% off)
Tide with Febreeze $5.99
-$1.50 off Tide Detergent SS 8/22
2 Nivea for Men at $3 each
-$3/2 Nivea Body Wash printable
2 Colgate Total Toothpaste at a $1.50 each
- 2 $1.50 coupon I've had for a while
Listerine $3.99
-$1 off Listerine (Rite Aid coupon) printable
-$1 off Listerine, 1 L, RP 4/11 or printable
Boudreaux's Butt Paste $3.99
-$3 off Boudreaux’s Butt Paste 4 oz (Rite Aid coupon) printable
-$2 off Boudreaux’s Product, SS 4/11 (use w/ store coupon, makes it FREE )
- $5 off $25 printable (zip 95677 change radius to 50 miles)
- $6 Up Rewards I earned last week
Total out of pocket $4.97
Up Rewards earned: $6

Thank You Southern Savers!!

2 Stayfree Pads Ultra Thin Regular with Wings, $5.29
- B1G1 Free Coupon from 6/27 RP
- $1/1 Stayfree Coupon    **Get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy 2!**
4 Stride Gum, $1.27
-2 B1G1 Free Target Coupon
-2 B1G1 Free Coupon from 5/16 SmartSource insert

4 Bic Stic Grip 7 ct Easy Glide Ball Point Pens $0.99
- 2 $1/1 Target store coupons found here
- 2 $1/2 coupon from the 8/1 SS or here or here
Champion 3 pk socks 6.00
- $5 Champion Target coupon (no longer available)
Total $7.40
I used a gift card that I've had for a while with a little left over money
Total out of pocket $1.13
Received a $5 gift card for the Stay Free purchase

Total out of pocket Monday: $6.10
Total earned $6 UpRewards & $5 gift card

Thank You Hip2Save, Southern Savers, and Passion for Savings!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

{Do you follow?}

As much as I would looooooove to think that many people read my blog, I know they don't...or do they?  If you happen to stop by here every now and again or if you follow me reguarly (secretly), let me know.  Leave me a comment, follow me officially, or SoMeThInG so I know who I am talking typing to through the interwebs.

Thanks a bunch!!

{Coach Factory Outlet: 20% off}

Coach is offering 20% off for their Labor Day Sale from now through September 6th.  Although this store is pricey, you can normally find some great deals with big events like the Labor Day sale.  Click here and don't miss this event!!  Happy Shopping!!

Click here to subscribe to these offers through email.

{Bath & Body Work: Free Signature Collection Item}

Another great offer sent directly to my email this morning.  Receive a free Signature Collection Body Item with the Purchase of $10 or more in the store or online.  Click here to take advantage of this coupon.  Valid thru Sept 26, 2010.

{Aeropostale: $10 off $25}

Looking through my email this morning I found this awesome coupon for Aeropostale.  $10 off $50 or $25 off $100.  I LOVE Aeropostale.  They have great clothes & reasonable prices...and this coupon makes it EVEN better!!

{Happy Friday}

Anyone else as excited as I am that it's Friday??  Yea...I thought so =)

You can get a free sample of Flix Dental Sticks right now while supplies last. They help remove plaque, freshens breath - it's an interdental stick and floss in one.

Thank you Coupon Divas!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

{Dinner was YUM-O!!}

Soooooo glad that I received an email from Kraft Foods yesterday that contained this recipe.  This was soooo super yummy!!

Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta
prep time 10 min
total time 25 min
makes 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

What You Need
8 oz. (1/2 of 16-oz. pkg.) angel hair pasta, uncooked
2 tsp. Oil
1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups Milk
1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1 large Red pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp. Pesto

Make It
COOK pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 7 min. or until cooked through.

STIR in milk and cream cheese spread; cook 3 min. or until cream cheese spread is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Add peppers, Parmesan cheese and pesto; stir. Cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to cream cheese mixture; toss to coat.

If you would like to print the recipe, click here.
Thank you Kraft Foods!!

{Rite Aid Shopping}

I stopped by Rite Aid on my way home from work yesterday to score a few great deals...

Always, Carefree, or Kotex Lightdays Pantiliners 18-22 ct., 99¢

-$1 off Carefree Ultra Protection Liners, (register) printable
(2) Garnier Nutrioniste Face Cleanser $6.99
(2) -$2 off Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer RP 8/08
-$2 off Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Care product, (Rite Aid coupon) printable
Lipton Green Tea $1.69
-$3 Up Reward from last week
Total out of pocket $4.15 and I received $6 Up Rewards back....Woohoo!!

Print your $5 off $25 from here! (Change the zip code to 95677 and the radius to 50 miles)
Thank you Southern Savers!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

{Amazon - 24 piece Rubbermaid Storage $10}

Amazon has the Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 24-Piece Food Storage Container Set priced at $10.47 with free shipping for amazon prime. Or if you buy $25 worth of merchandise you are automatically eligible for free shipping.

 I just bought 3 sets {one for my mom, one for me, and one for the two of us to split} for a total of $31.41.  That's only $15.71 a piece...not too bad considering these are normally priced at 19.99.

Thanks $30dollarweeklygrocerychallenge!

{Happy Hump Day!!}

We are half way through the work week...which means we are closer to the weekend.  Woohoo!!

This will make for some great weekend shopping...$10 off a $25 purchase at JC Penney. 

**Sign up for email promotions to be sent directly to your inbox here.
**You can also sign up for mobile promotions to be sent to your phone here.  {This is my personal paper to print, waste, or possibly forget}

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


So I just got back from a quick trip to my FAV drug store...CVS of course!!

Transaction #1
Listerine Zero 3.99
-2 off Listerine Zero printable
-2 ECB from last week
$.31 out of pocket & received $2 ECB & $1 ECB for using my Green Bag Tag

Transaction #2
Listerine Total Care 1.24 (apparently this flavor was being discontinued or something)
-2 off Listerine Zero printable
My cashier adjusted down the coupon and I paid .10 & received $2 ECB

Transaction #3
Glade Sense & Spray 5.00
-3 Glad Sense & Spray printable
2 Glad oil refills @ 2.50 each = 5.00
-1.00 off twin pack or 2 single oil refills printable
-Buy One Get One Free coupon from the 8/22 SmartSource
-3 ECB from previous transactions
$1.20 out of pocket and I received $3ECB

Transaction #4
Maybelline Falsies mascara 6.00
Maybelline Greatlash mascara 4.00
- 2 $1 off Maybelline New York Mascara Red Plum 8/08
- 5 ECB from previous transactions
$3.78 out of pocket & I received $3 ECB for next time!  Woohoo!!

Total out of pocket today: $5.39
Total saved today: $39.63
Year to date saved: $422.49

I LOVE $$$ in my pocket instead of someone else's =)

Thank you Southern Savers & Money Saving Mom

Monday, August 23, 2010


That would be me!!  I've been super busy...please forgive me.  I'm hoping to get some shopping done tomorrow at lunch, so stay tuned for $$$ saving tips from CVS tomorrow!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

{I ♥ $$$}

I am OBSESSED with keeping track of's an OCD thing, but whatever!  So there's this site I found a while back that I LOVE. It's a great money/credit/budget management site.  It even gives you a FREE credit report when you sign up. 
(I am in no way affiliated with this site, just wanted to share some great, FREE information)

{Halfway Hump Day!!}

Well...we are half way through the week, Woohoo!!

This morning I received an email from MyPoints and attached was a coupon for 40% off any one regular priced item at Michaels. Go here to print. (exp 8/28) These make for great deals!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

{Pictures I had promised...}

I realize I have been completely slack in uploading pics of my projects so I decided to take a little time this evening and take care of that...

Kitchen Pantry....I forgot to take a "before" picture...but trust me, this looks SOOOO much better =)

Here is the beautiful piece of furniture I bought compliments of the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. I'm using this beauty in my dining room as a buffet....ooooohhh so pretty.





THE NEW PAINTED BRICK FIREPLACE (I promise the fireplace and wall are two different colors...I just couldn't get a great pic of it)
AHHH!!! MY COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION...(Please excuse my silly dog)

{Walgreens: Free Purex Laundry Sheets!}

Check your local Walgreens stores for the Purex Display’s that have the 2 ct. packages in them. I found these at 3 local Walgreens for just $0.99 each. There is a $1/1 Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets printable coupon available that does not have any exclusions so you should be able to get these for Free after the coupon!

Purex 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets, $0.99
FREE after coupon!

Keep in mind that since the coupon is a higher value than the item the coupon will need to be adjusted down. If you have problems with your store adjusting down the coupons then buy 1 extra. If you have 4 coupons, buy 5 items to avoid beeps.
Thank you Heather @ Passion for Savings!
**I saw these in the Bi-Lo this afternoon too, so keep your eyes peeled!!!

{Shopping under $5}

It's my weekly CVS run...

I didn't have any ECB to start today off with, so this proves it IS possible to shop for under $5 and score big!!

Today's scenario:
1 Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets $5.99 (These are great for travel!)
-$3 off Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets, RP 8/15
4 Right Guard deodorants B1G1 Free $4.49 each
- 2 B1G1 Right Guard or Dry Idea products, RP 7/25 (Makes all 4 FREE)
$2.99 + 1.16 tax = $4.15

PLUS I received $2 ECB back from the Purex to use next time

Total savings of $24.16 today! Woohoo!!
YTD Savings: $398.33

Thanks Money Saving Mom!!

**Remember to use your Green Bag Tag too! Every 4 scans = $1ECB

Sign up for CVS emails and get $4 ECB
1.)Go to
2.) Enter your email address & ExtraCare Card Number and Email Address
3.) Get $4 ECB instantly (likely sent to your email address)

{B2S Bash: Intel Powered Laptop!!}

Intel has sent Southern Savers an Intel® Core™ i5-450M 2.4 GHz Processor with 3MB cache to give away. There are several ways to get in on the giveaway. Read all about it at this post here.

{Good Morning!!}

It's already Tuesday!! Woohoo!!!

I normally start off each morning by sifting through my email...which can take a little while. BUT I found this awesome $5 off $20 coupon (expires 8/29) in my inbox to O'Charley's. They also have a nice promotion of 2 meals for $14.99 going on right now. Sounds like a cheap dinner night to me!! My Daddy loves O' I'll probably save this for a dinner with him soon.

Monday, August 16, 2010

{It's Monday, again...}

It's Monday again...but it's actually not been a terribly bad day. This weekend was actually pretty great. I bartended Friday night for some extra $$$, which is ALWAYS fabulous & Saturday I spent the day with Kay-Bug & my Mom...I ♥ girl time. Yesterday, Kayleigh and I attended church and we were pretty lazy the rest of the afternoon until Matt came home from Ohio.

Speaking of Matt, I just got a phone call from him & he is on cloud 492 =) His reserve post just called and offered him a job for two weeks in November in Quantico, VA. He is super excited...and so am I to be quite honest. I know this will be a great learning experience for him! &&& he gets paid active duty pay, which is a Major +++. Although, I will miss him a little bit =)

So...I'm thinking dinner tonight will be something light since Matt and I are trying to do better with our eating & exercise habits. Matt has been running at night with his friend Derek and I have been walking with my Mom. I have a long way to go, but being in shape sure feels nice. So, Quiznos is sounding pretty good... & this coupon (expires 8/18) makes it sound EVEN better =)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

{TGI Friday's $5 off $15}

I just received an email for $5 off $15 atTGI Fridays. I LOVE these coupons, even though we don't eat out a whole lot they can certainly come in handy =)

Print your $5 off $15 coupon here. Valid thru August 18, 2010

Remember to sign up for the "Give me More Stripes" program at

{Working for the Weekend!}

Thursday, Thursday, it Friday yet??? I feel like I have been up FOREVER today. Matt left for Ohio this morning for a car show, which translates to {I got up SUPER D~Duper early} So 5:00 can roll around at any time now, pretty please??

&& to make matters is pretty boring today...
I would much rather be here rather than the seat I am sitting in...But not to say I am ungrateful for my job...I would just like more vacay time =) {'Paid, Don't have to use my PTO' vacay time} Amen, anyone??

Maybe I can find some awesome deals or some fantabulous "re-do" ideas {fingers crossed} Hopefully I can get to putting some pics from this weekend up since Matt will be gone for the next couple days. I miss him dearly while he is gone, but OH the things I get DONE while he is away!! {Love you honey!}

Okay, back to work for a few hours, then home with my little loverface...OOOooo, I L♥Ve her.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Just wanted to share....

So yesterday I attended my training session for the USO here in Charlotte, NC. It was GREAT!! Our USO at the Charlotte Douglas airport is an extremely nice facility. I learned a lot yesterday, got to tour the facility, and hopefully within a couple weeks I will be volunteering!! I had never heard of the USO until I was reading a blog that got me through life while Matt was away at boot camp. Whoever it was that posted the thread about the USO planted a seed in me...I wanted to see what this USO thing was all about...I WANTED to VOLUNTEER!!! I wanted to see the strong, courageous, dedicated men & women that travel through our airport as they are approaching their next destination. So now, I am able to do that & I am soooooo excited to volunteer my time. I AM PROUD TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO DEFEND ME!!

Support your local USO

{Free Sample of Pledge Wipes & Fabric Sweeper}

Get a free sample of Pledge Natural Beauty Wipes and a Pledge Fabric Sweeper. You will need to go here and scroll to the bottom of the page. This sample is limited to the first 7,000!

** I just completed this offer and it looks like there are still samples available. HURRY!!**
Thanks $30 Weekly Grocery Challenge!

{Good day, SUNSHINE}}

Holy geez it's HOT as BLAZES here in NC today!! Whew!!'s beautiful, so I shall not complain =)'s been a couple days since my last post. (I need to get better about this) But, at least I have accomplished quite a few things since last Friday.
My To-Do list looked like this:
Clean out closets
Wash walls/curtains/blinds & the normal house keeping routine
Oh....& the furr baby needs a bath too...Ruff Ruff!!

&&& to my surprise...I accomplished ALL of this and THEN SOME!
I bought a beautiful new piece of furniture for my dining area, decorated, painted the fireplace & decorated some more (pics hopefully to follow at some point).

But I digress...So on with today's business!!

I've mentioned before how much of LOVE CVS....&&& of course I went shopping at lunch time today. Here are my fabulous finds:

Transaction #1
Lysol Healthy Touch System 9.99
-$3 off Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System, SS 7/11
-$5 ECB from last week
Total of $2.76 and received $5 ECB back

Transaction #2
Schick Hydro razor $8.97 (Matt loves these)
-$5 ECB from previous transaction
Total of $4.67 and received $4ECB back...what makes this even better is there is a full rebate offer from Schick here. So $$ was made on this transaction in the long run =)

Transaction #3
Colgate kids toothpaste $3.69
-.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 7/25
4 Colgate Total BOGOF $5.98
-$6 Colgate coupons I've had FOREVER
4 Softsoap refills $8.78
-$8 peelies on the product
Total of $1.38

Total out of pocket today: $8.81 {{which I will get back in a rebate from Schick, so everything was FREE}}
Total amount saved today: $52.58 Woooooohoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

{Fabulous Friday!!}

I hate to wish my life away, but I am soooo glad it's Friday. I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished this weekend. Matt is away at drill and my precious 'lil punkin is with her Daddy.

On the list for this weekend:
Clean out closets
Wash walls/curtains/blinds
& the normal house keeping routine
Oh....& the furr baby needs a bath too...Ruff Ruff!!
So all in all probably a busy weekend again...but that's ok!! I love have a clean & organized living space, makes life a LOT easier =)

Also, I have been trying to earn a little extra money filling out surveys. I have read about this site on other blogs I follow and I believe it to be reputable. It takes a little time, but I'll give a little time for a little green$$. Click here to find out about Opinion Outpost

Thursday, August 5, 2010

{It's Friday Eve!!}

Woohoo! It's Thursday...which means Friday is right around the corner!!! Anyone else excited??

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

{Free Gum at Target!!}

Buy 2 packs of Stride Gum
Use 1 Buy One, Get One Free Target coupon
Stack with 1 Buy One, Get One Free manufacturer’s coupon from the 5/16 SS
Get both free after coupons

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

{I ♥ saving $$$}

So there is nothing better than finding a deal & saving money. It's become a small addiction of mine =)

I just ran to CVS on my lunch break and scored some fabulous deals...

8 Fuze drinks 4/$5.00 = 10.00
ECB from last week - 6.99
$3.71 Total &&& I received $5 ECB back

Next transaction:
2 Colgate Total = $5.98
-.75 off Colgate
-1.50 off Colgate I had from somewhere
1 Altoids $1.49
ECB from previous transaction -5.00
$.80 Total &&& I received another $5 ECB back

Total out of pocket today: $4.51
Total Savings of $20.06
ECB to use next week: $5.....Wooohoooo!!! I ♥ CVS

Thank you Southern Savers!!
To see more CVS deals click here

Monday, August 2, 2010

{Monday, Monday}

Happy Monday everyone!!! Mondays are always super crazy & super busy for me...Sooooo I am so excited to go home tonight and relax with a free movie from RedBox. offers a free movie code on the first Monday of every month. Join the redbox text club and get a promo code good for a free rental on the first Monday of every month.

Buuuttttt!(BIG, like mine, haha) Before I can relax, Matt and I have decided we are getting back to the a little fitness before relaxation. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about all of this. Just another day in the life of me!!