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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pet Treats & Food; Stock It Up!

If you have pets, you probably buy pet food in bulk. But, when its gone, and you can't go out and buy some right that minute (or even week), its a problem. This has happened to me a couple times already. I don't like to feed them "human" food (raw meat and dry & wet dog food only). I have 3 dogs and i'm super busy. I use to buy in bulk and when it was gone, I was stuck feeding them what i didn't want to. I had absolutely NO time to go buy any food for them.

At the end of last year, when i really started getting into couponing, i thought about stocking up pet treats and dog food for them. Great pet deals & coupons come and go and I've been planning to stockpile for them. Its a wonderful thing to have food and treats available for them when they run out and you're busy. So, if any of you have a similar problem, stockpile! So far, we have 14 Purina One 6oz Bags, 13 Cesar Treats, 2 Bags of Dentastix, Might Dog & Pedigree Wet Food, and a whole bunch of other dog food treats plus the main 60lb bag of dry dog food. 

There are great Cesar Treats that will be FREE after coupons, and my adorable doggies love them! If you don't have both coupons to stack, you can try looking into any clipping service or ebay.
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Here are other great Stockpiling deals for Dogs this week:

Cesar Treats $2.99 (Regular Price at Target)
-Use $1/1 Cesar Treats (x8/30) Target Coupon from 5/16 SS
-Pair with $2/1 Cesar Treats Manufacturer Coupon from 8/8 RP
Total: FREE

Purina One Dog Food (6oz. Bag)
-$Free (1)  6oz. Package of Purina One Brand Dry Dog or Cat Food Coupon from 8/15 SS
Total: FREE *There will also be a $2/1 Purina One Dog or Cat Food coupon in the 8/15 SS that states, "any size/variety". Meaning, you can use them for the 6oz. Bag too! Other stores that carry this size bag are Walgreens, Walmart and Petsmart.

These are great stockpiling items :) All 3 of my doggies love them, so I'm sure your dogs would too :). P.S. Isn't he absolutely gorgeous? He is one handsome Siberian Husky!

My 8/14 Target Shopping Round-Up (Saved 96%)

Great savings on this trip, just a couple pet necessities. My younger sister made this trip. She is starting to clip coupons, understand how they work, and use them.. at 17 years old. :) Next thing you know, she will be coming to ME with deals she finds, lol. Bagel Bites and Totinos pizza are not pictured, they went straight to the oven lol! Heres the trip:

Bought (11) Cesar Dog Treats - $2.99 each
Used (11) $1/1 Target Qs & (11) $2/1 Manufacturer Qs
Bought (1) Totinos Party Pizza - $1.27
Bought (1) Bagel Bites - $2.54
Used (1) $1/1 Target Q & (1) $1/1 Manufacturer Q
Total: $1.71 (before tax and after coupons)
Saved: $35.00 - or - 96%


Click Here to see my other Shopping Round-Up Trips and how much money I've saved on other trips.

Review - Ayala's Herbal Water

Recently, I've decided to try and develop healthier eating habits. I've come across a few blogs which have motivated me a bit to get started. One tip that has stuck with me is "don't eat your calories". I never cared to look at the nutritional label on my drinks, but now am horrified. Thanks to Paige over at Ayala's Herbal Water, i was sent 6 16oz. bottles, after I contacted them. Ayala's Herbal Water are USDA certified Organic. They contain all natural ingredients, they have zero calories, zero artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors, and zero chemical preservatives. They are great for those trying to not eat their calories :)

College Students - $5 Off + Free Membership @ The Body Shop

If you are a college student and have a valid .edu email address, The Body Shop is offering you a FREE "Love Your Body" Membership!  (Normally $10!)

The membership will get you 10% off all of your purchases for an entire year.  Plus, you will get special discounts and know about exclusive promotions before everyone else. 


Students show your ID for a $5 discount on your purchase at the Body Shop through August 29th. If you want to shop online, use the code SCHOLAR. Keep in mind you will have to pay for shipping if you shop online.

Friday, August 13, 2010

GIVEAWAY - $25 Gift Card + 50 Bonus Box Tops Certificate

Buy groceries that give back to schools. That is part of Safeway's "10% goes back to schools" program. Safeway is a family of stores that include Vons , Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, and Genuardi’s. From August 11 - September 14th, you'll be able to give back to a school  of your choice with  Box Tops for Education and the “10% Goes Back to Schools” program, only at Safeway and its family stores.

Over 2,000 participating brands will be tagged with the yellow school bus, which means its part of the "10% goes back to schools" program. When you purchase participating products with your Club Card, Safeway will give 10% of the purchase price to the local school of your choice.

Here’s how it works:
  • Check your receipt from August 11 – September 14. The total will be updated each time you shop.
  • Beginning on September 18, a redemption code will be printed at the bottom of your receipt.
  • Visit backtoschools.escrip.com before October 13 to choose your favorite participating local school, then simply enter your redemption code to make your donation.
Also, when you purchase Box Top products, you cut them and mail them to a school of your choice to be redeemed. Its a good idea to call and check it your school already has a Box Tops program. Box Tops help fund field trips, after-school programs and much more for schools.

Safeway and General Mills have sent me a $25 Gift Card & a Bonus Box Top Gift Certificate (for a school of my choice) via MyBlogSpark. Thanks to them, one of my readers will win the same! My family LOVES Totinos, and luckily they are participating. See my baby sister (pictured), she's very happy shes getting her favorite cereal. So thats one of the items i plan to purchase to help my local schools, what are you going to buy to help yours? 

WINNER:

Congratulations to Navy_Frugalista, chosen via Random.org. Have fun stretching out your Gift Card with those coupons! :)
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GIVEAWAY:
(1) Winner will receive:
(1) $25 Gift Card for Safeway Stores (includes Vons, Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, and Genuardi’s)
(1) 50 Bonus Box Tops Certificate for a school of your choice  


To Enter:
1. (Required) Answer: "What will you be purchasing with the $25 Gift Card? 

Optional Entries:
★(1 Entry) Follow my blog (Google Friend Connect) 
★(1 Entry) Follow SSBucks on Twitter
★(1 Entry) Tweet about the giveaway (provide link).
★(1 Entry) "Like" StudentSavingBucks on Facebook.
★(1 Entry) "Like" Box Tops for Education on Facebook.
★(1 Entry) Add my button to your blogs sidebar or blog roll.
★(1 Entry) Post a link of the giveaway on your blog/page.
 
Leave a comment for each of the things you did for extra entries. GOOD LUCK. Giveaway will end August 26, 2010 and a winner will be chosen.
NOTE: Make sure you leave your email address on the comment form or have it available through your Blogger profile.


Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however  Safeway and General Mills provided me with the gift card, Bonus Box Tops certificate, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark. I received no other compensation for my post. All opinions are my own and I have provided an honest review.

Target Ad for 8/15 - 8/21

Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of August 8, 2010. I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty, Household and/or Patio/Outdoor. Mainly, only things that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may vary, I'm located in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.

New to couponing at Target? Check out the Target 101 starter post for info and policies. 
If you ever need extra coupons or didn't get regional coupons, try CouponClippers.com.

Groceries:
B3G1 - Buy (3) Del Monte Items, Get (1) FREE:
Del Monte Fruit Cups (4pk.) $2
$1/1 Del Monte Fruit Cups 6-pk. Target Q (printable coupon)
$1/3 Del Monte Fruit Naturals Cups from 8/15 RP

Kraft EasyMac Cups (4pk.) $2.79
$.50/1 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Cups Target Q (printable coupon)
$.75/1 Velveeta Shells or Kraft EasyMac Cups 4pk. Target Mobile Q x9/4
Jiff Creamy Peanut Butter (18oz.) $2
Junior Mints (4oz.) or Kit Kat Bars (8pk.) 10 for $10
Hershey's Miniatures Mix (40oz.) $7.81
Frito-Lay Multipack (22ct.) $5.99
$1/1 Frito-Lay Chips Target Q (printable coupon)
Nabisco Minis Multipack (12pk.) $3.99

Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars (8ct.), Pop-Tarts (12ct.) $2.39
$1/2 Kelloggs Snack Items (Pop-Tarts or Nutri-Grain Bars 8ct.) Target Q from 8/1 RP
$1/2 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars 8 count or + (on SnackPicks- Log In/Sign Up) HERE
$.75/1; $1/1 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars, 6 Ct. +, Any – from 7/11 RP
$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, Any Flavor 8 Ct. Or Larger, Mix Or Match, Any from 7/11 RP
Yoplait Kids' Multipack Yogurt (Splitz, Gogurt, etc) 2 for $4
$.50/1 Yoplait Splitz Yogurt (4pk.) Target Q (printable coupon)
Nature Valley Granola Bars (6pk.), Fiber One Bars (5ct.) $2.39
$1/1 Nature Valley granola bars Multipack Target Q (printable coupon) x8/28
$1/2 Nature Valley Granola Snack Products (clusters or bars) Target Notebook Q
$.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars (any flavor/variety) from 8/8 BOXTOPS SS
$.50/2 Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars from 8/8 BOXTOPS SS
$.50/1 Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars PRINT & PRINT
$.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars from 7/11 SS
General Mills Cereals (11.5 to 14.8oz.) $2.75
$1/2 General Mills Cereal boxes, listed – (x8/21) from 7/11 SS
Market Pantry Snacking Cheese $3.19
Archer Farms Raw Almonds (31oz.) $8.99

Lean Cuisine Frozen Entrees 4 for $10
Market Pantry (MP) Frozen, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Bag (2.5lb.) $5.99
Free MP Frozen Veggies wyb MP Frozen Chicken Target Q (Printable Coupon)

FREE Pepsi Max or Diet Pepsi (12pk.) wyb any (3) 12pk. Pepsi Products:
Pepsi Products (Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Sierra Mist) (12pk.) 3 for $10
$1/1 Mountain Dew (12pk.) Target Q (Printable Coupon

Market Pantry White Milk (1gal.) $2.69
Aquafina Water (24pk., 16.9oz.) $3.99
Juicy Juice Slim Pack (6ct.) 2 for $4
$1/1 Nestle Juicy Juicy (4pk.) Target Q (Printable Coupon)
$1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice products from 8/8 SS
Market Pantry Drink Mix (10ct.) $1.77
Folgers (27.8-33.9oz.) or Dunkin' Donuts (122-12oz.) $6.49 
$1/2 Folgers Coffee Products 7oz + or singles (x8/21) from 7/11 RP

Health/Beauty:
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb any (3) selected Tampax or Always items:
Tampax Super-Plus Tampons (40ct.) or Always Ultra-Think Super Pads (32ct.) $5.54
$1/1 Tampax product, 18 ct + from 8/1 SS
$1/1 Always Pad or Feminine Cleansing Cloths from 8/1 SS

Kotex Regular Ultra-Thin Pads (44ct.) $5.39
$2/2 Kotex Pads from 8/8 SS
Bic Men's Flex-4 or Comfort3 or Women's Soleil Disposable Razors $3.99
$3/1 Bic Soleil Disposable Shavers 3pk, 4pk or 8pk from 7/1 SS
Axe Shower Gel (12oz.) or Deodorant (2.7 or 3oz.) $3.49
Dove Bar Soap (4pk.) or Body Wash (16 or 18oz.) or Lever 2000 Bar Soap (6pk.) $3.99
$.75/1 Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack or larger from 8/1 RP
$1.25/1 Dove Body Wash 10oz or larger from 8/1 RP

TRESemme Shampoo or Conditioner (32oz.) $3.49
Clean & Clear Acne Cleaner (5oz.) $4.59
$1/1 Clean & Clear product from 8/8 SS
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream With SPF 15 or Night Cream (1.69oz.) $19.99
Olay Pro X Intensive Wrinkle Protocol or Anti-Aging Starter Kit $61.50
Crest 3D White Advanced Seal Whitestrips (14ct.) $34.99
$10/1 off Crest 3D White or Professional Effects Whitestrips from 8/1 P&G
Colgate (6oz.), Crest Twin Packs or Sensodyne (2oz.) Toothpaste $4.49
$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Whitening, Total Enamel Strength, Total Advanced Clean or Total Advanced Fresh Toothpaste 4oz+ from 8/8 SS
Degree (2.7oz.), Dove (2.6oz.) Deodorant or Body Mists (3oz.) $3.49
$.75/1 Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack or larger from 8/1 RP

Prilosec (42ct.) $24.99
$3/1 Prilosec OTC from 8/1 P&G

Home:
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb any (2) of these big-sized items listed:
Charmin Bath Tissue Mega Roll (16+2pk.) or Double-Roll (30pk.) $15.99
$1/2 Charmin Products from 8/1 P&G
$.75/1 Charmin Bath Tissue (x8/15) Target Q from 6/13 RP
$1.50/1 Charmin Sensitive Bath Tissue Target Q 6-13-10 RP x8/15
Free 40ct. Charmin Freshmates Wipes wyb Charmin Toilet Paper 6/27 Target Reg. Insert 
Bounty Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.) $14.99
$.75/1 Bounty Paper Towels 6pk+ Target Q from 8/1 RP
$1/1 Bounty 6-roll towels or larger or (2) Towels or Napkins any size from 8/1 P&G
$1.50 WYB Bounty Paper Towels 6pk+ and Bounty Napkins 160ct+ Target Q from 8/1 P&G
Puffs Tissue Cube (6pk., 60ct.) or Box (6pk., 132ct.) $8.49
$.25/1 Puffs Facial Tissue (Excluding Puffs to Go) Target Q from 6/27 RP
$1/6 Puffs singles or (2) 3pk. or (1) 6pk. from 8/1 P&G
Tide Liquid (150oz.) or Powder (95-120 load) Detergent $17.99
$1/1 Tide Laundry Detergent Target Q from 8/12 SS
Iams Dog Food (17.5lb.) $17.89

Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit $18.99
$3/1 Swiffer Starter Kit Target Q  from 6/27 Target Regional Insert x8/30
$5/1 Swiffer Sweeper Vac Starter Kit, Any – P&G’s Home Made Simple Booklet
B1G1 Swiffer Refill, Any (1) Free WYB (1) Swiffer Starter Kit – P&G Home Made Simple Booklet
Downy Fabric Liquid Softener (150 or 120-load) $7.99
$1/1 Downy Fabric Softener Target Q from 8/15 SS
$2/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener larger than 90 load from 8/1 P&G
Bounce 6-Month Dryer Bar or Dryer Sheets (240ct.) $7.99
$1/1 Bounce Dryer Bar Target Q from 8/15 SS
Up & Up Foam Cups (20 or 51ct.) $1.19
Up & Up Cups or Plates, Napkins (600ct.), Giant Lunch Bags (100ct.), Cutlery (180ct.) $3.49
$1/2 Up & Up Disposable Tabletop Items Target Q (Printable Coupon
$.50 Off Up & Up Trash bags wyb Up & Up Cleaning Item Target Q (Printable Coupon)
Up & Up Laundry Detergent (100oz.) $8.99
$1/1 Up & Up Laundry Detergent Target Q (Printable Coupon)

Babies:
Up & Up Value-Pack Boxed Diapers $14.39
Up & Up Boxed Training Pants $17.49

Pets:
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb any (2) selected Beneful or Chef Michaels Dog Food
Beneful Dog Food (15.5lb) $14.29

Pedigree Dog Food (40lb.) $18.99
Boots & Barkley Dog Biscuits (24oz.), Plush Rope Toy and 7" to 8" Rawhide $2

Back-To-School Supplies:
Avery 1" Binder $1
RoseArt Washable Watercolor Paint Set $0.50
RoseArt Washable Glue Sticks (2ct.) $0.20
Five Star Poly Portfolio $0.50
Mead 1-Sub. Poly Notebook $1.50
Post-It Highlighter Pens with Flags $3.50
Paper Mate ClearPoint Mechanical Pencils (3ct.)
The Write Dudes Retractable Edge Ballpoint Pens (5ct.) or SRX Gel Pens (4ct.) $3

Misc:
Room Essentials Standard/Queen Pillow $3
$1/1 Bed Pillow (Excludes Toss Pillows) Target Q (Printable Coupon)
Room Essentials Black Microsuede Futon $99.99
Room Essentials 5-Shelf Bookcase $25
Room Essentials 3-Shelf Bookcase $15
Room Essentials Dish Chair $19
$5/1 Room Essentials Dish Chair Target Q (Printable Coupon)

Xhilaration Women's Flats $15
Mossimo Suppy Co Super Skinny Denim Jeans $15
$3/1 Women's Men's Denim (Jeans, Shorts or Capris) Target Q (Printable Coupon)
Mossimo Supply Co Genuine Leather Belts $20
$2/1 Women's Belts Target Q (Printable Coupon)
Epson Stylus NX125 All-In-One $29.99
Page will be updated as more coupons are found
For Match-Ups with Regional Mailers or Coupons see here.
Thanks to Kerry from TotallyTarget.com for having such a great Target Coupon page!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fall Semester Is Right Around The Corner!

The Fall Semester is right around the corner. I must say, with my school, the blog, and work, I'm going to have my hands full. However, i secretly, and genuinely, love staying busy. I find it motivates me to do my best and get it done fast. I'm looking forward to this semester, I never though I would miss school this much when i was attending High School :) I took the Summer semester off, I needed a break. So, I'm going into my 3rd semester with Anthropology (focusing of Archeology). I also decided to take an online Sociology class, I hope it goes well. If not, maybe an "easy" button will make everything better! lol

I don't know anyone that still buys their textbooks from their College Book Store. The prices are ridiculous for a book that you're only going to use for a single class. I buy my books online and sell them when my class is done. Depending on the price you get the book for, you might be able to make a small profit when selling it. I said small, don't go overboard! 

While searching online, i came across Chegg.com. Its a site where you can "rent" textbooks and return them when done. They are also eco-friendly; for every textbook that is rented out, they plant a tree (and, i'm a tree lover, remember my BOGO tree buys?). So far, they've planted over 4,000 acres, which is the equivalent of 2,000 city blocks. Thats pretty impressive. With a "30-day Any Reason" Guarantee I'm looking into trying this. Anyone have experience with Chegg? I'd love to know :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Review - SodaStream

SodaStream was one of the products I was ecstatic about trying. I had seen it on other blogs wondering, how well  does it work? Well, thanks to Jenna over at SodaStream I was sent a SodaStream to review. Along with the SodaStream machine I received 9 SodaMix flavors and 3 Flavor Essence bottles. The flavors i received were: Cola, Diet Cola, Diet Cream Soda, Diet Lemon-Lime, Diet Pink Grapefruit, Lemonade, Root Beer Orange-Mango and Energy. The Flavor Essences i received were Orange, Berry and Lemon-Lime.

With the SodaStream Machine came the Carbon Dioxide tank, 2 reusable 1-liter bottles and, as mentioned above, the flavors. It was very easy to set up, it took just a couple of seconds to screw in the Carbon Dioxide tank to the back of the machine. I filled up one of the bottles with filtered water from the fridge, screwed in in to the machine and pressed the carbonation button. I held it down until i heard the "pop", and i added a little more :) 

Everyone agreed to try the Diet Pink Graprefruit mix first, so we added it slowly to the bottle and mixed it. It tasted wonderful! I'm not a "diet soda" drinker, but they sure are great!  So, being me, i opened up each SodaMix, stuck my finger in, and tasted them all before I added them to the carbonated water. All of them had a strong smell and great concentrated taste. I must admit, when I opened the "Enegry" SodaMix I almost creid. lol. It smelled and tasted just like the Monster Energy Drink, and i LOVE Monster. 

The machine is extremely easy to set up and use. This is certainly going to be used regularly. We have been making at least two bottles a day. I keep forgetting to chill the water first though. Now, on to looks. I love the look of the SodaStream machine on the counter top, its very sleek and modern. Something you definitely will end up showing off to everyone. The reusable 1-liter bottles are adorable! They have the logo and cute bubbles :) I love making sparkling water, adding the berry flavor essence, and taking it with me when i go walk the dogs!

According to the SodaStream website, Each bottle of concentrated SodaMix contains enough syrup to make about 12 liters or 33 cans of fresh, delicious soda. No high-fructose corn syrup in regular flavors. No aspartame in diet flavors. They all are low in calories too. Overall, this product is great, the whole family loves it and it won't go more than 12-hours without being used. I'm extremely thankful for being able to review it. The only down-part is that it gradually losses its fizz, not dramatically though. If you're thinking about buying one, I can honestly say "go for it". I'm very happy!

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Winn-Dixie Weekly AD 8/11 - 8/17

Thanks to Tabitha at $avingTowardsABetterLife, here are the weekly Winn-Dixie deals. You'll be able to follow on to her blog for the rest of the AD. I don't have one near me, but I'm sure a lot of you guys do. If you're a beginner to couponing at Winn-Dixie, be sure to check this guide.

Customer Reward Card needed for all deals.
BOGO deals - must buy both products to get sale price
Coupons up to 50c double everyday (most areas, excluding Florida)  
These matchups reflect doubled coupons.
Can use two coupons on a BOGO deal (one coupon for each item)

Winn-Dixie for the week of 8/11 - 8/17:
Buy One, Get One Free 
(price listed is for both items - bogo meat deals are listed at price per 2 lbs) 
  
Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies - $3.99
-75c off Nabisco Cookies or Crackers 4.86 oz or larger (8/08 SS) (use 2 Qs!)
=$2.49/2

Ruffies Trash Bags - $4.59
-50c off (6/27 RP)(use 2 Qs!)
=$2.59/2

Other Deals:
Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding or gels - $1
-30c/2 pudding (8/1 SS)
=$1.40/2

Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting - BOGO  $2.79
Betty Crocker cake mix -
88c
-50c off wyb Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties) printable (use 2 Qs) 
=$2.55 for 2 cake mixes and 2 frostings! 

Winn-Dixie's Laundry Deal: 

Buy a 100oz Tide Laundry Detergent for $14.99 and get for FREE:
  • 32oz Resolve Spray N Wash
  • 96oz WD bleach
  • 32 load Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener
  • 50ct Bounce Dryer Sheets
Make the deal even better by using these coupons:
-$1 off any Tide (8/01 PG) 
-$1 off Snuggle (Target printable - a MF Coupon!)
-$1 off Bounce (Target printable - a MF Coupon!)

That makes all these items just $11.99!
 

For the full ad, visit: $avingTowardsABetterLife  

If you have a baby, or one on the way, check out Winn-Dixie Baby Club for extra and instant savings, free products, etc. For joining you get a coupon for $10 off $50 purchase, a free pack of diapers and a free pack of wipes.

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday 8/15


Every Wednesday I will be posting EARLY PREVIEWS available through (WUC) WeUseCoupons.com. I will be highlighting the best deals from (2) particular stores; CVS and Walgreens. Don't worry though, you guys will still have your Target Ad + Coupon Match-Ups too! So make sure to drop by Wednesdays and check the early previews here at StudentSavingBucks. I will have an individual post for each store. This main post will be used to direct you to early coupon insert previews.

This upcoming week you will have (1) RP and (1) SS.

Coupon Previews from WUC:
Target coupons in inserts:*
$2 Off wyb Pampers Boxed Diapers AND Pampers Wipes ETS from 8/15 RP
$1/1 Tide Laundry Detergent ETS from 8/12 SS
$1.50/1 Tide Stain Release Laundry Care Item from 8/15 SS
$1/1 Downy Fabric Softener from 8/15 SS
$1/1 Bounce Dryer Bar from 8/15 SS
*All Target Coupons expire 10/15, ETS = Excludes Trial Sizes

There will be a "Free One 6oz. Package of Purina One Brand Dry Dog or Cat Food" Coupon in the SS 8/15. That makes for some more FREE DOG FOOD. These Bags of Purina One (6oz.) are only $1 at Target and many other stores. I have 3 dogs, so I'm stocking up on this coupon! :)

WUC has a pay-per-click Affiliates Program. If you're interested click here to join. New sign ups get a $3 bonus! If you do, please list "SSBucks" as your referrer and let me know you did. Thanks.

WUC - CVS Early Preview + Deals


CVS Deals on WeUseCoupons Early preview of the CVS Ad for 8/15 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 8/15 - 8/21

BOGO - Sobe or Gatorade Limit 6
BOGO Coupon; Win & Print from Sobe's Head or Tails game. 

Blink Tears eye drops 0.5oz - $7.99 Get $7.99 ECB Limit 1
$1.50 Blink (printable coupon) $1 Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops from 8/15  RP
Total: FREE + overage 

Purex Complete 3-in1 laundry sheets 20ct. - $5.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 1
$3/1 Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets (Excludes 2 Load “To-Go" pack) from 8/15 RP 
Total: $0.99 after ECB and coupon 

Gillette ProGlide Razor - $9.99 Get $5 ECB Limit 1
$4 Gillette ProGlide Razor from 8/1 P&G
Total: $0.99 after ECB and coupon 

Head & Shoulders Shampoo 14.2o.z or Conditioner 13.5oz. - $4.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 1
BOGO- Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner Product (up to $4.74) from 7/11 SS
Total: $2.99 for two; after ECB and coupon 

To view the full CVS Ad + Deals, click here

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals


Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 8/15 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. 
Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad 8/15 - 8/21 

Aussie or Herbal Essence 6-14 oz (Get $1 RR) $2.99  
BOGO - Herbal Essence or Aussie Styler (up to $3.23) from 8/1 P&G 

Pantene Restoratives or Expressions (Get $2 RR) 2 for $8  
$1/2 Pantene Products from 8/1 P&G 

Old Spice, Secret Deodorant, Zest or Safeguard 3pk. (Get $1 RR wyb 3) 3 for $7  
Free Secret wyb (2) Old Spice Fresh Collection from 8/1 P&G 

To view the full Walgreen Ad + Deals, click here

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

$0.50 Five Star Notebooks + (1) Free Song

Five Star 1-Subject Notebooks are $1 this week at Target (until 8/14). These notebooks are very nice and durable, and for fifty cents a piece are a steal! They come in a couple different colors and in wide or college-ruled. Inside marked notebooks is a code for a free song. These specially marked notebooks are available ONLY at Target. This is part of the Five Star Music Insider program.
  • Buy (2) Five Star 1-Subject Notebooks
  • Use (1) $1/2 Five Star Products from 8/8 RP
  • Total: $1 for two notebooks + 2 free music tracks (see below)
Become a Five Star Music Insider;
Buy specially marked Five Star products and use the code inside to unlock cool rewards online

Groupie
Get code from: 1 Five Star Notebook or Five StarFiller Paper or Folder 
Prize: 1 Free music track from our bands on the verge

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Get code from: 1 Five Star Advance Notebook or Expanding File or Binder
Prize: 4 FREE Music tracks

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Get code from: 1 Five Star Flex Product
Prize: Five Star Rock Bundle; includes 10 FREE music tracks & VIP access to bands 

*When you get your code, log in to FiveStarMusicInsider.com/Target and enter them.

CSN Stores - Upcoming Review

I was contacted about a month ago from CSN. I was given the opportunity to browse their 200+ stores and choose something to review. CSN sells everything from luggage, to solar outdoor lighting, to pet beds. You can literally spend hours searching and finding new things to fall in love with. While searching i found one of the most beautiful "play house" I've seen; Its a Victorian Mansion and it is HUGE:
 
We never had play houses like this when I was young! lol. CSN also has stores for a particular category, some for example are briefcases and even espresso machines. With options like that, you know you can find just about anything via CSN.

I will be reviewing... an item that your "best friend" would love. You have to check up often and come by to see what I'll be reviewing. Thanks to CSN for this opportunity!

Review - Zevia Natural Diet Soda

Would you like to find a new diet soda thats all-natural with 0 calories? Try Zevia!

Thanks to Margaret over at Zevia, i was sent a 6-pk of Zevia when I contacted them for a review. Zevia is a Natural Diet Soda. Among some of its natural flavors are ginger root extract (found in all flavors), which is known to help alleviate nausea; and stevia, which is a natural sweetener and makes it a great substitute for those with Diabetes.
In total, Zevia has 7 flavors: Natural Cola, Root Beer, Orange, Black Cherry, Dr. Zevia, Ginger Ale and Lemon Twist. I received all but Orange. All of the sodas were very tasty and had great flavor, except for the Root Beer (In general, I'm just not a fan of it). They all tasted like they had a lot of carbonation, and i just love extra fizz! My favorite, by far, was Black Cherry. Overall, i absolutely love these! I'm not a diet soda drinker, but Zevia has changed my mind.

If you're interested in buying and trying Zevia, you can go to their website to buy online or check what local stores carry it.

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Get A Free Fun Family Cookbook from Unilever

If you haven't sent out for it yet, make sure you do before 9/14. Get a free Fun Family Cookbook when you purchase $10 of any participating brands below:

Step 1: Purchase: $10 of any of the following participating products; Hellmann’s®, Knorr®, Ragu®, Skippy® or Lipton® Recipe Secrets® products between 7/25/10 and 8/31/10 and mail in for a free cookbook (can be purchased via multiple shopping trips.) 

Step 2: Circle the participating brands purchased with their corresponding prices on your original store-identified cash register receipt(s) dated between 7/25/10 and 8/31/10. 

Step 3: Print out the form (download), Print and fill it out.

Step 4: Mail this original form (no copies allowed), all original dated sales receipts with the item descriptions and product purchase prices circled, in a stamped envelope to:

The Family Dish Cookbook Offer
PO Box 410295
El Paso, TX 88541-0295
 
 All requests must be postmarked by 9/14/10.

Review - Hard Candy

If you're a regular visitor or reader on my blog, you will notice I ALWAYS talk about how I love cute packaging. I think its crucial to a product. If a products packaging appeals to me, I tend to buy it :) Thanks to Kristi over at Hard Candy, I was sent some samples to review when I contacted them. I have purchased Hard Candy in the past, I love the fact that their make-up line is very affordable. Thats always great for us College students out there looking for good quality and reasonable prices. They carry everything from Eye Shadows to Nail Polish.

I was sent the Meteor Eyes Baked Glitter Eyeshadow in Supernova (a beautiful Purple),  So-Baked Bronzer in Tropics and a Plumping Lip Gloss in Uptown Girl. I have to say, my favorite out of all three was the Eyeshadow. I love the color, it is an amazingly bold Purple, which just happens to be my 2nd favorite color :) I took a picture of my eye with some black eyeliner and the Supernova eyeshadow. It makes my eye pop, its a wonderful product. So light, sparkly & fun; day OR night.

The Lip Plumping Gloss was very nice too, it doesn't have that sticky feeling like a lot of other glosses do. I just LOVE the tingling feeling it gives me when i wear it. It does plump my lips a nice amount, doesn't over do it. The one thing I enjoy most is that it dries a nice light pink on my lips and doesn't make my lips feel dry. The So-Baked bronzer was cute. Unfortunately, it was too dark for my taste. Even though i am from Sunny Los Angeles, I prefer the nice pale look with dramatic eyes :) So blush or bronzers don't have a place in my bag lol. My sister took over the bronzer and loves it.

One more fun thing, the bronzer and eyeshadow have a nice matte finish and you can put them on wet or dry. I prefer wet for a more intense color. All three of these samples I was sent range from $6 to $9. Hard Candy cosmetics are among my favorite make-up brand and they just launched a new line which is available exclusively at Walmart stores, and Walmart.com. So if you're looking to buy, check them out. Thanks for the samples Hard Candy!

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Weekly Reviews

Weekly Reviews - I will now be adding a "Weekly Reviews" section on the right sidebar for you guys to access my latest reviews. Reviews will be added as they are posted, and will remain there for up to two weeks. I love browsing other blogs for reviews and I hope some of you will enjoy reading my reviews as well :)

So make sure to look for the image above on the right sidebar for quick access!

My 8/8 Target Shopping Round-Up (Saved 69%)

Here is my trip. I finally had a great cashier, she passed every coupon. Unfortunately, on my trip, i found the Shout trigger spray up to $2.24, it was originally $1.97. So the Shout deal with the Target Qs and MF Qs would come out to $3.44 instead of $1.82 =(. So here goes my trip:

Transaction #1:
Bought (2) Tide 1-load Travel Size - $0.97 each
-Used (2) $1/1 Manufacturer Qs
Bought (1) Bagel Bites - $2.54
-Used (1) $1/1 Manufacturer Q & (1) $1/1 Target Q
Bought (2) Totinos Crispy Part Pizza - $1.27 each
-Used (2) $0.50/1 Manufacturer Qs
Bought (5) Morning Burst Face Scrubs Travel Size - $0.97 each
-Used (5) $1/1 Manufacturer Qs
Bought (1) Chef Boyardee Can - $0.99
-Used (1) $1/1 Target Q
Bought (2) Cesars Treats Fillet Mignon & Softies - $2.99 each
-Used (2) $2/1 Manufacturer Qs & (2) $1/1 Target Qs
Bought (2) Five Star 1-Subject Notebooks $1
-Used (1) $1/2 Manufacturer Q
Bought (1) Splenda (50ct.) - $1.99
-Used (1) $1/1 Manufacturer Q
Bought (1) Sharpie Fine Pen - $1.50
Bought (1) Ruler - $0.50
Bought (1) Pillsbury Frosting - $1.27
Total: $8.77 after tax and coupons
Saved $22.87

Transaction #2
Bought (1) Chef Boyardee Can - $0.99
-Used (1) $1/1 Target Qs
Bought (1) Bagel Bites - $2.54
-Used (1) $1/1 Manufacturer Q & (1) $1/1 Target Q
Bought (2) Stride Gums - $0.99; $1.29
* $BOGO Target Q did not show up.
Total: $2.82 after coupons
Saved $2.99

Final Total: $11.59
Total Saved: $25.86 - or - 69%


Click Here to see my other Shopping Round-Up Trips and how much money I've saved on other trips.

Freebies (8/9- 8/15)

  
Last week was yet another slow week with freebies for me. Hope you guys have good luck this week. Here are the freebies for the week of 8/9, Don't forget to check up often, this page will be updated throughout the week. New Freebie page every Monday. Updated: 8/11

Free "The Meatrix" DVD
Free Simple for Life Beverage (coupon) & (2) Cookies 
Free Post-Its Label & Durable Tabs Sample
 


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