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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Wow- time really has been flying by. I just started blogging last month and love every minute of it. Even though I work a full time job- I still find time to bargain shop and find coupons. Thank you to all of you that have read my blog and I look to making it bigger and better in 2009! If you have any suggestions or feedback please leave me a comment or feel free to email me: couponsrgreat1@gmail.com.

I will be having many more giveaways next year! To start, I will be giving away a *Surprise prize* at the end of each month just for reading and commenting on my blog. The prize can be anything from a batch of coupons to the latest movies and everything in between.
-I will notify a winner on the last day of each month to mail them their Prize! -

All you need to do is subscribe to my blog and/ or leave a comment anywhere on my blog to be eligible. Hope you all enjoy your new year's eve and I am looking forward to 2009!! Enjoy!

Ben & Jerry's One Sweet Deal

Ben & Jerry's is give a coupon out for $3 off on one pint of ice cream, yogurt or sorbet. Wow- I rarely see Ben & Jerry's coupons and this is my fiance's favorite. He is going to be so happy when I shop next week and he sees his favorite ice cream in the freezer. The coupon is good through 1/14/2009. Hopefully, we will see a BOGO Free special in the next few weeks.

Click here: to print this great coupon. If you hit the back button after the first coupon prints- it will print another one. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Walgreens Red Baron Pizza Deal- $2

So I ran into Walgreens again tonight for some Red Baron Pizza's. The ad shows 2/$5. I also got some more candy for 75% off. When I got home and looked over my receipt the Red Baron Pizzas were 2/$4 on my receipt. I was sooo happy when I realized I only paid $2 a pizza. What a great bargain- and the Pizzas are really tasty. I am not sure if this was a special sale or just how they were marked in the register. Did anyone else buy the pizzas yet?? Enjoy!

Chick-fil-A Breakfast Giveaway

Make any purchase on January 1st from 10:30am-6:00pm & get a FREE chicken biscuit on your next visit. Check out there website for more details. http://www.chick-fil-a.com. Enjoy!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Walgreens 12/28-1/3

There are some great deals this week at Walgreens and also some great clearance specials from the Holidays.

Here are the deals I got:

  • 24 double rolls Cottonelle= $12.99- $0.50 coupon= $12.49
  • Scented Oil Candles Holder Kit= @3.99-$1 Mail in Rebate=$2.99-$2.50 coupon=$0.49 after coupon and MIR
  • Tuf Paper Towels=$0.59 w/ in ad coupon
  • Extra Gum= 3/$1.98-.99 coupon in book=3/$0.99
  • Act II popcorn= 4/$1 w/ in ad coupon
  • Simply Asia Microwave meal=$1-0.50 coupon=$0.50
  • $0.10 each 4X6 prints= WOW- great time to get all the holiday pics printed
  • Gillette Fusion Razor(look for the BONUS packs)=$8.99-$3 register rewards-$4.00 coupon=$1.99
  • Check out the MIR Revlon Makeup-I didnt bring my Revlon coupons- so I will get this next time
  • And Best of all- the 75% Clearance- see the popcorn tins I got for $1.50 each

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Eat OUT( w/ coupons) or Eat IN ($78.27 in Publix Savings)

There are some great restaurant deals out there this time of year.

I bought the 2009 Entertainment book and have already saved over $35 in coupons. $35 was what the book retails for- I got mine for $23 at Walgreens a few weeks ago when they had a deal. Many of the coupons are valid anytime- which means you can use it over the holidays. If you have not bought your book yet- but would like a FREE trial- which lets you print 3 coupons, go on there site and put in your email address. They will send you an email which gives you 2 weeks to try out the site. Once you print your coupons, you have 2 weeks to use the coupon. My fiance and I liked one of the restaurants we went to so much, that I went on and printed another coupon to use to go out with the family next weekend. What a great offer. The coupon was a BOGO Free up to $30!! Wow what a nice savings.

You can also check out restaurant.com, which is offering an 80% off deal. You can purchase a $25 gift certficate for $2. Plus get a FREE $25 gift certificate when you spend $11 before 1/1/09!!

If you are in the mood to do some home cooking- Here is a MEAL DEAL for you from Publix.

You can make guacamole dip- since Hass Avocados are on sale for $1/each. Hopefully, you have the Tostitos chips from when they were on sale BOGO a few weeks ago.

Dole Salad Blend is BOGO Free- up to $4.19. This would be great to use with your KRAFT salad dressing from last weeks BOGO FREE.

New York Strip Steaks on sale for $6.99/lb. (savings of $3.50/lb).
and if you need more A.1. Steak Sauce, it is BOGO FREE (up to $4.45) + Free BBQ sauce
**There is a coupon in the PUBLIX Advantage Buy Savings Booklet-for a FREE 18oz. Bull's-Eye BBQ Sauce when you buy two 10oz. or large of A.1. Steak Sauce**

For dessert the Key Lime Pie is on sale for $6.49- a savings of $1.50.

Let me know if you like my MEAL DEAL for the week!!

My total SAVINGS at Publix this week was...DRUM ROLL PLEASE $78.27.
$33.63 in vendor coupons
$11.09 in store coupons
$32.55 in Adertised Special Savings
$1.00 in Advantage Buy Savings

Enjoy your Holiday weekend and keep on saving. Enjoy!

Friday, December 26, 2008

VistaPrint- Calendar deals

Still need a new calendar for 2009. Check out VistaPrint!! They have some great deals going on now on desk, wall, poster, wallet and magnet Calendars. They have many Free products to choose from. Check out the site and let me know what you choose!! It's almost 2009- get your calendars ready. Enjoy!

Godiva Chocolate- FREE samples

I forgot to mention you can get some FREE samples of treats this weekend @ GODIVA. I got my mini Brownies today!

Check out the link below:

12/26 - 12/28: Mini Brownies
12/26 - 12/28: Hot or Cold Chocolixir

This is a great treat while you are out shopping...Enjoy!

Bath & Body Works Specials


Bath & Body Works Store Specials

$6 or 3 for $15 Signature Collection Classics

$3 select Signature Collection Body Cream

50% off select items

75% off select items

3 for $10 select Antibacterial Hand Soaps

$1 select Cosmetic Bags

2 for $20 select True Blue Spa

Buy two get one free select Signature Collection products

Also if you sign up for emails- you will receive a FREE 2oz. Signature Collection Body Lotion. They have a great sale on-line as well.

This is a great time to buy presents- the gift baskets are usually deeply discounted and you can give them in the coming year as gifts. Don't forget they have a great MEN's collection too. My fiance loves the C.O. Bigelow® collection.

Let me know what great gifts your find. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to you and your family. I hope everyone is enjoying the "DAY OFF" and spending time with friends and family.

There are some great deals on-line today @ Kohl's and Macy's for the After-Christmas sale. Save 20%-65% off.

JCPenny has a great sale going on tomorrow starting at 5:30am. There are doorbusters from 5:30am-1:00pm. There will be coupons in the paper for $15 off $75 or more, and $10 off $50 or more.
One great deal I noticed is $19.99 for any size fleece or microplush blanket( reg. $39.99-69.99). WOW!!

I will be at work tomorrow, but let me know what great deals you find.

Monday, December 22, 2008

FREE Pictures @ CVS- 8x10 & 5x7

Go to http://cvs.pnimedia.com/home.aspx and you can get a FREE 5x7 and a FREE 8x10 print. Put a 5x7 and a 8x10 into your cart and use the code ENLARGE. You can also sign up for a CVS photo account with your email and Extracare card number and you will get an email for 50 free 4x6 prints. The FREE 8x10 and 5x7 offer is good until 12/24.

There is usually a surcharge of $1.49 on orders under $5. When I checked out online my total was over $5, as the 5x7 is $1.49 and the 8x10 is $3.99. Make sure to print your receipt and bring it into CVS to show the $0.00 subtotal. Now we just need to find a good deal on picture frames. Let me know if you found any. Enjoy!

My Kohl's trip

So I took a trip over to Kohl's to see what I could find. I had my $5 FREE coupon and my fiance had his. We walked around the store to see what they had. I found a 12 pack of wash cloths on sale for $4.99. They were originally $9.99 and now 50% off. So the wash clothes were FREE with my coupon. My fiance said he needed a cheese grater- so he found one that was $7.99 with 25% off, so the total was $5.99. After his coupon- the total OOP was $1.05. I was VERY happy with our trip. Have you checked out Kohl's in your area? Let me know what you find and remember to sign up for your FREE $5. Enjoy!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Coupon Giveaway #1- Winner Is...

The winner of my first giveaway is Kristen @ Kristen.Lee17@gmail.com.

Kristen- Please check your email.

Thank you to everyone that checked out my blog and I hope to have many more wonderful giveaways in 2009!! Happy Holidays! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wedding Checklist

Planning a wedding is fun, as well as time consuming. I visit weddingchannel.com for all my questions and they have so many great tools you can use to help plan the perfect wedding. One of my favorite features is the wedding checklist:


It is a 12 month complete wedding checklist. So if you have more or less time, you can alter the list to fit you best.

Other great perks about weddingchannel.com is that you can register, look at vendors in your area, view wedding dresses and get all your questions answered.

Are you planning a wedding or have you visited weddingchannel.com in the past? I would love to hear from you. Enjoy!

Kohl's coupon

Kohl's just opened a store in my area. I have yet to check it out, but now with a FREE $5 gift, I will be on my way. Visit Kohls.com and towards the bottom of the page you can sign up for email alerts. Once you sign up, they email you a coupon for a FREE $5 off any purchase. Yes, you could find something for $5 in store and pay nothing!! Also, if you prefer to shop on-line, they send you a 10% off coupon for Kohls.com as well. It takes up to 10 days to receive the emails. Now that I have my coupon and I signed my fiance up too- so my 2 coupons, I am ready to visit Kohl's. I will let you know what I find. Are you a Kohl's fan. Let me know what great deals you have found. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Olay Offer- FREE Products

Wow- there is a great deal out there for Olay Regenerist products. In the Sunday paper on the back page of the P&G coupon ad, it tells you to go to Olay.com for details on how to receive a $15 gift card. Here is the link: http://www.olay.com/Club_Olay/dec2008/images/OLAY820_giftcard_form.pdf .

This week at Walgreens they have Olay Regenerist cleansers BOGO 50% off. I stopped in tonight and bought two cleansers, they were $9.99 & then the second one was $4.99. Then I used the $5 off 2 cleansers coupon from the P&G ad. I will also mail in my receipt for a $15 gift card back.
So I paid: $14.98- $5.00= $9.98 - $15 GC= make $5.02!! My Walgreens still had many cleansers left- so hurry in and get yours. Have you done this deal yet..let us know. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coupon organization 101

I am sure everyone organizes their coupons a little different, but I thought I would share my way. I purchased a pretty pink coupon organizer from Wal-Mart.

First, I like to cut all my coupons from the Sunday paper. I then organize them on the floor into categories. My 10 categories are: Make-up, Frozen Foods, Snacks & Juices, Meats, Cleaning Supplies, Dental, Razors, Paper Goods, Beauty, and finally Restaurants.

As I put my new coupons in, I look for any expired coupons.

My organizer has a front area- this is what I call my "TODAY" shop. I'll put in the coupons I plan using this week to make it easier. Of course, when I see a great deal while I am shopping, I dig through for a coupon.

I would love to hear how YOU organize your coupons. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

*Coupon Giveaway*

Welcome to my first GIVEAWAY!!

I am giving away over $50 in coupons. I have put together coupons from all categories. Beauty, dental, frozen foods, snacks etc.

Here's how to win:
-Just leave your name and email address telling me where you found your best shopping deals this week or you can leave a comment about something you like on my blog.
-If you subscribe to my blog-you will get an extra entry

Giveaway runs until Sunday(12/21) @2pm EST. I will send the winner an email and post the name Sunday night. Thanks for checking out my blog and check back often. Enjoy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

CVS deals 12/14-12/20 and a peak at next weeks deals

First off, hopefully everyone has a CVS extracare card by now. If not, just ask at the register. Extracare cards do not cost any money, but will save you HUNDREDS.

The deals this week are not that great- but a good start for beginners.
Here are some key terms:
OOP= out of pocket
EB= Extra bucks-(CVS reward dollars)

Here is an easy transaction:
Colgate Total is on sale for $2.99, and you get $2.00 back in extra bucks rewards. There are many coupons out there for $1 off Colgate Total. The limit on this deal is 2, so you can get 2 tubes of toothpaste for FREE after extra bucks.

If your totally new to extrabucks and need to stock up on shampoo as well, Pantene Pro-V is on sale for $5.99, with $2.00 back in extra bucks rewards. There was a $2.00 coupon in yesterday's newspaper.

Transaction 1:
Buy 2 Colgate toothpaste $5.98- $2 in Colgate coupons= $3.98+ tax OOP, get $4 in EB back

Transaction 2:
Buy Pantene Pro-V 25.4-25.8oz. $5.99-$2 Pantene coupon=$3.99 and use your $4 in EB. You will then get $2 in EB to use on your next purchase.

Remember you can do as many purchases and keep rolling your EB's over.

Next week's 12/21-12/27 CVS ad will have over 30 products FREE after EB's on Sunday and Monday ONLY.

Here's a few of the FREE items next week:
-Arm & Hammer Essentials starter kit- $2.99, with $2.99 back in EB. There is a coupon for a $1 off from the 12/14 newspaper.

-Thermacare Neck to Arm Heatwrap 1ct.-$2.49, with $2.49 back in EB. There is a coupon for $1.50 off one thermacare arthritis heatwrap from a prior Sunday's coupons.

-Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Nail Color- $5.99, with $5.99 back in EB. This deal is limit 2 and there is a coupon for $3.00 off any two Sally Hansen nail colors in the CVS beauty coupon flyer. Look near the beauty counter for flyer. This would be a real money maker!!

I will post more deals later in the week. Let me know what great deals you have found this week. Enjoy!

Make Me Over

Over the weekend, my fiance and I had our engagement photo shoot with our photographer. So of course, I wanted to have my makeup done. I have been needing to buy new makeup and found a great deal. At the mall, I set up an appointment at the MAC counter. I had a great girl who spent an hour teaching me how to put the makeup on properly and did a wonderful makeover. She showed me the proper foundation, eye shadows and brushes to use. She even wrote all the products down with a diagram on putting on eye shadow. All I had to spend was $50 on products. Here is what I ended up buying:
$38 for a holiday set of 6 eyeshadows. Each one is normally $14.
$12 for fake eyelashes- which looked great in photos
$14.50 for an eyeliner- Did not need to buy to get to $50- but really liked the color

All the counters at the mall usually do makeovers. Let me know about your experiences and what your favorite beauty counter at the mall is. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

PUBLIX- Happy Holidays deals

There is a new Publix flyer out in stores. Advantage buy savings are effective from December 13, 2008 through January 9,2009! Here is what the cover looks like:

Also here is a page from the flyer with the best deals:

I ran into Publix and needed Salad dressing. I had a rain check for the Kraft dressing, as they were out at my Publix last time they were on sale for BOGO FREE. So I got a Free BBQ and a Free Dressing- and only paid for one dressing. I just love Publix! Let me know if your Publix has put out the new ad yet. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Applebee's deal

I wanted to let everyone know about the Applebee's gift card offer for the holidays. You can get $10 in free bonus cards with every $50 in gift cards you buy. I stopped in today to my local Applebee's and picked up a $50 gift card and they gave me a coupon for $10 off my next visit. The coupon expires 2-28-2009, so this gives you plenty of time. This is a great deal-especially if you eat at Applebee's. Let me know if you have already scored this deal. Enjoy!


Welcome to my blog on saving money. I love coupons, deals and shopping. My fiance and I are planning our wedding and I look out for the best deals. I live in South Florida- where CVS, Walgreens and Publix are where I find my best deals. I will keep you posted on all the best deals out there and information on planning a wedding. Enjoy!