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Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Target Coupons in 1/9 Smart Source

Some of you guys can expect to receive (2) new Target Coupons in your Smart Source insert in this Sunday's newspaper. We saw the $5 GC wyb Viva Target Q not too long ago but this new one gives you more options.

•FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Viva Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.), Scott Bath Tissue (24pk.), Cottonelle Double-Roll Bath Tissue (30pk.) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS 
  • $0.50/2 Viva Paper Towels (printable)
  • $0.50/1 Cottonelle 4pk+ (printable) (printable)
  • $1/1 Scott Bath Tissue 12 Pack or Larger Target Q
    $1/1 Scott Bath Tissue or Towels (Bottom right of Page) (printable)
  • $2/2 (1) Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue 8+ AND (1) Long Lasting or Mega Roll Towels 8pk+ (printable)
FREE Huggies Natural Care Wipes Soft Pack (72ct.) wyb Huggies Little Movers (88ct.+), Snug & Dry (112ct.+), or Little Snugglers (168ct.+) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS 

Hurry! New BOGO 20oz. Coke CVS Coupon!


I don't usually post coupons alerts, but this will be great for a bogo sale at CVS. I suggest you print ASAP as these tend to go VERY fast! :) Click here to print.

Target Ad for 1/9 - 1/15

Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of January 9, 2011 I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty and Household. 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.

FREE Hot or Lean Pockets (2ct.) wyb (3) Hot or Lean Pockets (2ct.);
Hot or Lean Pockets (2ct.) $2
-$0.50/1 Lean Pockets Sandwiches (printable)

Dole Hearts Of Romaine Bagged Salad (10oz.) 2 for $5
Foster Farms Fresh Whole Fryer Chicken $0.89/lb.
Jennie-O Turkey (20oz.) or Lean All-Natural 93% Lean Beef (1lb.) Ground Meat $2.99
Market Pantry Reduced-Sodium Lunchmeat (9oz.) $2.89
-$0.50/1 Archer Farms or Market Pantry Deli item Target Q x1/29

FREE Lean Cuisine Frozen Meal wyb (4) Lean Cuisine Frozen Meals;
Lean Cuisine Frozen Meal $2
-$1/3 Lean Cuisine Entrees (printable) & (printable)
-$1/3 Lean Cuisine Varieties, any All You Jan 2011

Market Pantry Fruit Snacks (50ct.) $5.49
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (30ct.) $5.49
Luna or Clif Bars (6pk.) $5
General Mills, Post Cereal (Twin Packs) $4.99
-$1/2 General Mills Big G Cereals (printable)
-$1/2 General Mills Cereals (printable)

Kashi Cereal (10.4 - 17.5oz.) $2.99
-$1.50/3 Kashi Cereal (Excludes Single Serve) Target Q x1/29
-$1/1 Kashi GoLean Crisp Cereal (printable)

Frito-Lay Snacks; Classic Mix (36ct.) $9.99
M&M's (42oz.), Mars Mini Mix (40oz.) $7.49
-$1/3 Milky Way, Snickers, Twix, M&M’s or 3 Musketeers 8.5 oz or + Target Q x2/14
-$1/2 Mar’s Valentine’s Day Products
Ritz (16oz.), Chips Ahoy (15.25oz.) $2
Kashi Granola Bars (6ct.) $2.65
-$1/2 Kashi Crackers Cookies or Bars Target Q  x1/29
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars (6 or 8ct.) $2.50
Yoplait Yogurt Cups (4 or 6oz.) 10 for $5
-$1/10 Yoplait Yogurt Cups; Includes: Original, Light, Thick & Creamy or Whips 1/2 GM x2/26
-$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups [zip: 90210]
Kids Yoplait Multi-Pack 2 for $4

Vitamin Water (20oz.) $1
-BOGO Vitaminwater (printable)
Market Pantry Apple Juice (64oz.) $1.75
Silk Soy Milk or Almond Milk $2.79
-$1/1 Silk Soy Milk (printable
-$1/1 Silk Soymilk Half Gallon, any (printable)
-$0.55/1 Silk Soy Milk 
Coca-Cola Products; Cans (12pk.) 3 for $13
Coca Cola Cans (8pk., 7.5oz.) or Bottles (6pk., .5liter) 3 for $10

Beauty / Health:
Head & Shoulders Shampoo (23.7oz.) or Conditioner (23oz.) $5.99
-$2/2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioners 12/26 P&G
Nivea Cellulite Gel (6.7oz.) or Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion (16oz.) $9
-$2/1 Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite Smoothing Cellulite Gel-Cream & Serum 1/2 RP
-$1/1 Eucerin Hand Or Body Product 2oz – 16.9 oz 11/7 RP 
-$1/1 Eucerin [zip: 90210] (printable)
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream & Serum Value-Pack $39.99
-$3/1 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Cleaner 12/26 P&G
Up & Up Moisture Rescue Lotion (31.8oz.) $3.84
-$0.50/1 Up & Up Hand & Body Lotion ETS Target Q x1/29
Up & Up Apricot Facial Scrub (6oz.) $2.29
Up & Up Cotton Rounds (80ct.) $1.74
K-Y Yours+Mine (3oz.) $14.99
$2/1 K-Y Brand Product (Excluding Trial Sizes) (printable)
$4/1 K-Y Brand Couples Lubricants 12/5 RP

Prilosec (14ct.) $9.99
-$3/1 Prilosec Product 12/26 P&G
Aleve Caplets (100ct.) $7.99
-$1/1 Aleve 40ct or larger (excludes Aleve -D Cold products) 1/2 SS
-$1/1 Aleve -D Product 1/2 SS

-$2/1 Aleve 80 ct + [zip: 90210] (printable)

Prevacid 24HR (42ct.) $24.39
$3/1 Prevacid 24HR 1/9 SS
NyQuil or DayQuil Liquid (10oz.) $4.99
-$3/2 WYB (1) DayQuil AND (1) NyQuil 12/26 P&G
One A Day Vitamins (200ct.) $11.87
-$1/1 One A Day product 12ct or larger 1/2 SS
Flintstones Complete Chewable Vitamin Tablets (150ct.) $11.87
-$1/1 Flintstones Product, any 1/2 SS 
Metamucil Sugar-Free Smooth Orange Powder (23.3oz.) $9.99
-$2.00/1 Metamucil Product 12/26 P&G
Nature Made Burp-Less Fish Oil Liquid Softgels (60ct.) $5
$1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil (printable)
NicoDerm Patch (14ct.) or Nicorette Gum (100ct., 2mg.) $39.99
$7/1 NicoDerm Patch and Non-Medicated Sample (Snail-Mail)
Alli Starter Pack (90ct.) $49.99

Viva Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.) $14.99
-FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Viva Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.), Scott Bath Tissue (24pk.), Cottonelle Double-Roll Bath Tissue (30pk.) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS  
-$0.50/2 Viva Paper Towels (printable)
Cottonelle Double-Roll Bath Tissue (18pk.) $9.99
-FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Viva Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.), Scott Bath Tissue (24pk.), Cottonelle Double-Roll Bath Tissue (30pk.) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS  
-$0.50/1 Cottonelle 4pk+ (printable) (printable
All Detergent (100oz.) $8.49
-$1/1 All Liquid Laundry Detergent 28 load+ 12/5 RP x1/9
Snuggle Liquid Softener (100oz.) or Dryer Sheets (278ct.) $8.49
$0.75/1 Snuggle Fabric Softener Liquid or Dryer Sheets 12/5 RP

Pledge Furniture Polish & Multi-Surface Sprays and Wipes $3.49
$0.50/1 Windex or Pledge Cleaning Item Target Q x2/13 
$0.75/1 Pledge Multi-Surface Product (printable)
-$1.50/2 Pledge Furniture Care Products 1/9 SS
-$0.75/1 Pledge Multi-Surface Product 1/9 SS

Huggies Snug & Dry, Little Snugglers and Little Movers Value-Pack Diapers $35.99
-FREE Huggies Natural Care Wipes Soft Pack (72ct.) wyb Huggies Little Movers (88ct.+), Snug & Dry (112ct.+), or Little Snugglers (168ct.+) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS
-$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers 60 ct+ Manuf. Q on Target Site 
-$3/2 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers, any zip 90210 (printable)
Pampers Cruisers or Swaddlers Value-Pack Diapers $35.99
-$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants 12/26 P&G
-$1.50/1 Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers Sensitive, or Extra Protection Diapers 12/26 P&G

Pedigree Dog Food (20lb.) $10.99

Page will be updated as more coupons are found

Thanks to Kerry from TotallyTarget.com for having such a great Target Coupon page!

Blogger Spotlight - Brandi

This week's Blogger Spotlight is Brandi from Savvy Student Shopper. This week Brandi talks about Coupon Trading and more! Check out her blog post and questions below. Head on over to "Blogger Spotlight" for more info on being featured on Student Saving Bucks.
"Hi, I’m Brandi! I am college student and a savvy shopper. I can’t get enough of a good deal, freebies, and coupons! Check out my website at Savvy Student Shopper for great deals, coupons and more."
Coupon Trading
I joined a coupon trading forum this summer out of curiosity and I could have never imagined it being as great as it is. I started posting early this Fall and soon met many friends to trade with. I am able to send people coupons they are asking for that I don't have a use for and they send me coupons I need back! It really has been helpful when I need multiples of the same coupon. I love being able to help people score great deals by sending them some coupons and in turn, they have enabled me to score amazing deals as well! It has become so habitual now that I know who needs certain coupons and set them aside when cutting my inserts. I send people coupons not just because they sent me an envelope, but because I know they have better use of them than I do. On the forum I use, coupon trading isn't a business, it's a place of help, support, and friendship. It turns trading into friends helping each other out. People post their deals and trips, ask questions, get advice, complain about cashiers, and simply chat on coupon trading forums. I have met some wonderful ladies on there and it is amazing how much we can all help each other out.

If you are hesitant about coupon trading, I say give it a try! You really don't know how helpful our fellow couponers are; they want you to get good deals! Picking the right forum is very important as well. Just sign up and and read some of their posts and see if you would like to join in! I've found such a supportive group of women and they love having a savvy student shopper around!

As a Freshman in college, is couponing, searching and getting deals time consuming for you?
I started super-couponing this summer when I had some free time on my hands. My mom is an avid coupon so I have been clipping and sorting coupons since I was very young, so it was something I was already familiar with. When I started college this year, it was a big struggle for me be a student and super-couponer. I leave all of my coupons at home for my mom to use during the week so the only time I get to pick out the coupons I need and sort them is when I come home every once in awhile. Luckily, I am able to come home at least every other week to go shopping and when I can't be home, my mom will do my deals for me. Couponing does take up a lot of my time, especially when I am home, but when I am at school, I don't have my coupons so I can only print coupons and plan trips. I check out deals every single day, but my studies do come first. Checking blogs and forums has been a great way to take a break from the college stress also.
To be a well-rounded coupon trader, is it essential to have a huge pile of coupon inserts?
Absolutely not. I get about 2-3 inserts a week (which is NOTHING for a super couponer). I am able to be a well-rounded coupon trader with only 2-3 inserts a week. I trade coupons that I won't use and also trade with people when they need tons of the same coupon for a hot deal. If I can send them 2-3 of the coupons they really need, they are very satisfied!
What is the best shopping trip you've had so far? How much did you save and spend?
This is an extremely difficult question! I do the drugstore deals, so every week I'm usually only paying tax and slightly more for a bunch of stuff. Doing drugstore deals can give you awesome results and they are always great trips. I have one trip to Dollar General that is always a favorite of mine. I purchased: 24 toothbrushes, 4 pack of Charmin Toilet Paper, 2 Hot Sauces, Olay Body Wash, Olay Lotion, and Gain dish detergent. My subtotal was $0!

I'll also admit that I love Target to death and love to plan big, cheap trips there. My last trip's subtotal was $1.62 for: 15 Beneful Dog Food, 3 bags of Friskies dry food, 2 packages of Goodlife cat food, 2 Sobe Life Waters, 3 Cottenelle Wipes, 3 Suave Shampoos, 3 packs of Up & Up liners, 2 small Tums, 9 packs of AA batteries, 1 pack of Energizer Rechargeable batteries, 1 Barilla pasta, 1 Pace salsa, 2 French's mustard, 1 Tide Stain Release, 7 travel size Tides, 1 NYC nail polish, and lastly, a frozen turkey! I saved $98 on that trip. There is a picture on my blog.
Has couponing helped you with college costs?
Couponing allows me to save money for my family even when I don't live there most of the time. I get tons of items for free or cheap, which is less money that my mom has to spend for things and more money for us to put towards college. By super-couponing, you can stock up on items when you can get them at a great price, this way, my family doesn't have to put out money for those items. Cutting our household expenses every month by couponing will hopefully make college easier to afford. Using coupons and doing deals even helped cut down the cost of our Christmas spending last year!

Another thing that couponing has allowed me to do was help out those who are in need. I am able to donate tons of items that I can get for free or cheap that my family doesn't need
All this is great advice from Brandi. For all of you looking for some good places to start coupon trading check out Totally Target Forum and Hot Coupon World.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gardens Alive! $25 Off $25 (or less)!!

Gardens Alive HOT deal has crept up once again! Gardens Alive is a great website for anyone with a green thumb. I ventured into gardening in 2009 and have been dabbling in and out since then. Growing things from seeds is amazing but take a lot of work and maintaining it is hard as well.

So, once you sign up for Garden Alive's Catalog, you will receive it in the mail and it will come with a $25 off $25 (or less) order. The coupon includes shipping so there are plenty of items you can get for FREE. When you get the catalog in the mail all you will need to do is enter the Account No. and  Key No. from the catalog to get the $25 off.

As you can see in the image above, I go the Foliar Lawns Alive Fertilizer, which costs $14.95. The shipping was $7.95, i entered by Account No. and Key No. from my catalog and got it shipped for FREE. I didn't have to enter any credit card number, just my shipping address. So get your catalog quick! :)

Review - iCarly: iJoin the Click!

iCarly is a name a lot of people have been familiar with since 2007 when the show launched on Nickelodeon. Ever since then the show has had 4 amazing seasons and caught popularity with people of all ages. They launched the first iCarly video game in 2009 and have follow it up releasing the second video game in 2010.
LIVE in 5, 4, 3, 2...!  
It’s all up to you to help Carly in her quest to turn iCarly into an even bigger world-wide sensation! Find props for the set, crew for the show, wacky content to feature, hundreds of collectibles, and then put it all together to turn iCarly into the world’s most popular web show!

iCarly: iJoin the Click! was released in late 2010 and I received the game for the Nintendo DS to review. I was exited, as I'm a big fan of the show :) The video game has the same gameplay as the first. The graphics are a little disappointing for a Nintendo DS game, but the game itself has good re-play value. It is a single-player game, rated E for everyone.

You start off the game as the new kid in town and are befriended by everyone as you do tasks for them. The more tasks you get done for people, the more stars appear letting you know how much they like you. You get to visit a lot of the the hangouts from the show like Ridgeway High School, Groovie Smoothie Shop, Carly's apartment, the iCarly set, etc. Its quite fun visiting the hang outs and interacting with people from the show like Freddie (which is my favorite character on the show), Carly, Sam , Spencer, Gibby, Nevel and more.

Along with making friends as the new kid, there are plenty of mini-games to play. You earn money by running errands in the Post Office, Pet Store and other places. As you progress in the game you will eventually receive an item finder, which serves the same purpose a metal detector does and looks like one of Spencer's crazy sculptures. It is a great item to have because as you walk around you find some great crazy items you can keep, auction or place on the iCarly set.

On your InYouFacePage, you will receive mail, friend requests and be able to read bulletins from people you have previously interacted with. You'll see a lot of people voicing their opinions about you :) Customization is quite fun, you can buy things at the Stylin' Shop and use your DSi camera to create unique fashion pieces and to take pictures to hang on the wall of the iCarly set!

Overall, this game is a lot of fun. It was easy enough for my little sister to understand where to go and what to do. The time in the game passes by too fast and is probably the only con I see in the game, besides the graphics. It is rated E for everyone, its best for anyone 6 or older. A big thanks for the opportunity to review iCarly: iJoin the Click!. The game retails for about $14.99 - $29.99 and is available for the Nintendo Wii and DS systems.

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question, from the company or their representing  PR company,  free of charge in exchange for my 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.

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday For 1/9

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 (3) Coupon Inserts. The previews are already available below, so click to get a very early preview :)

Coupon Previews from WUC:

Target coupons in 1/9 Smart Source:*
•FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Viva Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.), Scott Bath Tissue (24pk.), Cottonelle Double-Roll Bath Tissue (30pk.) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS 
•FREE Huggies Natural Care Wipes Soft Pack (72ct.) wyb Huggies Little Movers (88ct.+), Snug & Dry (112ct.+), or Little Snugglers (168ct.+) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS 
*Target Coupons may be regional

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 1/9 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 1/9 - 1/15:

Reeses Minis/Hersheys Drops ($1.59 ECB) - $1.59
Total: FREE after ECB (Limit 1)
Snickers Singles ($0.89 ECB) - $0.89
Total: FREE after ECB (Limit 1)

Spend $20 Get $10 ECB wyb any of these products:
Pepsi Products; Cans 12pk. - 6 for $20
Pepsi 2liter, Sobe (20oz.) $5/5
Amp or Starbucks Frappuccino $4.99
Izze $2.99
Doritos, Lays 2/$5

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals

Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 1/9 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad 1/9 - 1/15
Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner (12.5oz.) or Styling Product (1.9-11.5oz.) (get $2 RR wyb 2) - 2/$7
$3/2 Pantene Products (ETS) 12/26 P&G
Total: $2 for 2 after RR and coupon
Dove Mens Deodorant (2.7-3oz.), Body Wash (13.5oz.), Active Clean Shower Tool (get $2 RR) - $3.99
Total: $1.99 after RR

No Nonsense Knee Highs - $0.25

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Wonderland!

I have always been the type of person to say that snow makes it feel like winter and makes holidays more festive, but, we don't really have snow in Los Angeles, ever. In Los Angeles county (which is a very large area with over 7 area codes) there are few places that have snow fall in their cities :) While my entire family was at a family's friend's house (with the dogs) celebrating, we got a rare chance to enjoy it. The snow covered the entire street, houses, their lawns, cars and everything. It was my second time ever experiencing snow in my entire 22 years of existence! So exiting! 

We played in the snow, we threw snow balls at each other, we took pictures, we enjoyed it. My fingers felt like they were about to get frost bite and fall off but it was still a lot of fun! I even (attempted) to make a snowman but it didn't come out well. I hope we get to experience snow again sometime in our lifetime! :)

For me, it is officially winter :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

FREE $10 iTunes Gift Card

Over at iDrive.com they are having a great promotion for a $10 iTunes Gift Card. You simply have to follow 3 steps to get it. 

First step is to sign up for iDrive.com by heading to the App Store on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry smart phone and download the iDrive app (its FREE). You make an account and it backs up your contacts. It takes a couple minutes at most.

Second step is to check your email. The email will notify and welcome you to their website while giving you a link to download the iDrive on your computer (its FREE).

Third step is simply to back up at least 1 GB and they will then send you an email asking for your address to send you a $10 iTunes card. How simple is that?

Note: During step two, in the email will also let you know about the $10 iTunes Card promotion and states: "Must be 18 years of age or older. Limit is one per house-hold. Valid for US residents only. You need to backup at least 1GB of data to be eligible for the promo." So if you guys are interested in getting it, the sooner the better :) These type of promos don't stick around for long.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Blog Hops For The Week Of January 3, 2011

Another week of Blog Hops nicely organized into a NEW convenient post :) lol. Join us, make new friends, and find new blogs! This is my 26th week! Wow! Super long time!:)

For my 8-Month Blogiversary I am giving away (1 of 4) Gift Cards to (4) lucky readers! Make sure you enter, I have gift Cards for Target, Ralphs, Whole Foods Market & Starbucks! Enter Here

Other Giveaways (low entries) going on (check the Giveaways section on the left sidebar). I have another with low entries (only 53 entries) for a Coffee Bean Gift Card (ends: 1/6).

Click on "Read More" below:

Happy New Year - 2011 Will Be Great!

Tokidoki seems to think they will be the "it" thing for 2011, but they are the "it" things for me at ALL times and as soon as I can afford to buy their $30 Wall Calendar for 2011, I will :)
I had a wonderful New Years and I hope all of you did too! 2010 has come and gone in the blink of an eye and it scares me to think this year will pass just as fast as the last! I hope to make this year a great one and I have a handful of New Years resolutions that I will try my hardest to accomplish within 365 day. 

This year I hope to save more than I did last year. I'm happy I decided to start this blog in April 2010 and am surprised how dedicated I am to it 8 months later. :) I hope everyone is motivated to stick to their resolutions this year and save more money than they did in 2010! 

I'm happily watching a full day of The Twilight Zone re-runs on the Sci-Fi channel! I love this show!

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