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Friday, January 21, 2011

Google Page Rank Updated (1/20/11)

I read about the Google Page Rank Update on Macho Arts and quickly went to prchecker.info to see if my PR went up. It did. From (0) to (1)! Progress! :) So go check guys! It has been a long awaited Page Rank update!

Macho Arts wrote, "If you can’t see any changes in your Page Rank then please wait for few days, Google will definitely give you the results of your hard-works and SEO techniques."

Thanks Macho Arts!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

HOT! BOGO Vitaminwater Coupon! HURRY!

If you guys are fans of Vitaminwater, you might want to print out the new BOGO Vitaminwater (20oz.) or Vitaminwater Zero coupon on Coupons.com!! These don't last long so HURRY

Vitaminwater will be $1 at Target this upcoming week, even though I think they are regularly priced at $1 :) SO TWO FOR $1 AFTER COUPON. These are yummy so print them (2 prints) and enjoy! I love the Dragonfruit so I reccommend that flavor for those of you that want to try it! :)

Blogger Spotlight - Tshanina

This week's Blogger Spotlight is Tshanina from Thrifty's Treasures. This week Tshanina talks about steps to take in order to help you Stretch Your Dollars! Check out her blog post below. Head on over to "Blogger Spotlight" for more info on being featured on Student Saving Bucks.
"Tshanina from Thrifty's Treasures - I started couponing in the fall of 2008. I'm now hooked and have made it a game to see how low our grocery bill can be each week.  Trust me, it's addictive."

Stretching Your Dollars...
Sometimes it's hard being thrifty isn't it? There have been many times when I've wanted to give up on this idea of paying off the house early. It's much easier to go on a shopping spree than it is to have the self-control to wait for those things we want. Of course, some of the things that I want are quite expensive (one being a remodeled kitchen). I know that not all of us have the time to coupon. You may have children and a full schedule, I get that. However, you can still be a good steward. Here are a few ideas that come to mind to help you stretch your dollar:

(1) Make a monthly shopping budget and stick with it. For you that might mean using the envelope system. It's proven that if you shop with cash that you'll spend less money. Place your grocery allowance in an envelope. Once the envelope is empty, you'll have to wait until you get paid again to go shopping. I can promise you that it will make you think about what you're getting.

(2) Refrain from going to the grocery store more than twice a week. I know people who go to the grocery store every day. They don't necessarily enjoy grocery shopping, they just don't plan ahead for what they're going to have for dinner. For you this may require making a weekly game plan of what you're going to have for dinner/meals. You may decide to have something different for one of your meals. If you don't have all of your ingredients, wait until next week to have that particular dish. I bet you'll enjoy it even more because you've been looking forward to it for so long.

(3) Shop the sale ads at your grocery store. As you know, many of the stores run great sales. Kroger has their mega events and 10/$10, and Publix has their buy one get one items. Even if you don't use coupons, you can get great prices and stock up from items that are on sale. The stores have these items at such a good price to get you in the door. So, when they're on special, grab a couple extra so that you don't have to get it at full price later.

These are just a few ways that you can be a good steward with your grocery budget. I challenge you to give this a try for six months. It will definitely change the way you think about groceries; it has for me. Once you know how much you can save, it makes it hard to go back to your old way of thinking. As I walk down the aisles of the grocery store and peer into other people's carts, I think of all the money they could be saving. Trust me, I was on the other side of the spectrum not long ago. I hope that this is an encouragement to you and not a discouragement. I'm not asking you to do something that I'm not willing to do myself.

This is great advice from a fellow couponer :) In my household we need to practice #2, refraining from going to the grocery store more than twice a week. To read the complete post by Tshanina click here. She also wrote a great post about making your money work for you, make sure you check that out too :)

Target Ad for 1/23 - 1/29

Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of January 23, 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.

Fresh Blueberries (1pt.) $2.99
Green Seedless Grapes Bag (2lb.) $2.98Market Pantry Frozen Turkey Breast $0.89/lb.
All-Natural 85% Lean Ground Beef Package (1lb.) $2.99
Market Pantry Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Bag  (2.5lb.) $6
-$3/2 Market Pantry Frozen Chicken Items Target Q x1/29
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Fresh Shaved Lunchmeat (8-9oz.) $2.79
-B3G1 FREE Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunchmeat Target Q x2/15
Red Baron Frozen Pizza 12" $2.99
All Archer Farms Take & Bake Pizzas $6.99

FREE Healthy Choice or Marie Callender's Frozen Meals wyb any (4):
Healthy Choice and Marie Callender's Frozen Meals $2
-B3G1 FREE Healthy Choice Frozen Meals Target Q x3/31
-B5G1 FREE Healthy Choice Frozen Meals – (Up to $3.00) 1/2 SS x2/28
-$1/2 Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees, Any (DND5) – AllYou, January 2011 x3/27
-$1/2 Healthy Choice Frozen Meals, any – People, November 29, 2010 x5/31

General Mills Cereals (10.7 - 14oz.) $2.50
-$1/2 General Mills Big G Cereals (printable)
-$1/2 General Mills Cereals (printable)
Quaker Life Cereal (2pk., 22oz.) $4.99
Quaker Life Instant Oatmeal (22pk.) $4.99
-$1/2 Quaker Instant Oatmeal Items (Excl Single Serve) Target Q x2/28
-$1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal, any All You Feb 2011 x3/31
-$1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quick or Old-Fashioned Oats 1/2 RP

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Novelties (4-12ct.) $3.50
Doritos, Asst. Varieties (11.5 - 14.5oz.) 2 for $4
Stride, Trident or Orbit (3pk.) 2 for $4
-$1/2 Stride Gum 14 pc Single Packs Target Q x1/24
Wonka Nerds (18.7oz.), Mars Variety Pack (16.2oz.) $3.99
-$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
Snickers or Mars Mixed Minis Heart-Boxed Chocolate (6.47oz.) $4.99
-$1/2 Mar’s Valentine’s Day Products (printable)

Market Pantry White Milk (1-gal.) $2.69
Robert Mondavi Wine (740mL) $6.99
Vitaminwater (4pk., 16oz.) $2.99
Vitaminwater (20oz.) or Smartwater (700mL) 10 for $10
Coca-Cola Products; Cans (12pk) 3 for $10
Coca-Cola Products; Cans (8pk., 7.5oz.) or Bottles (6pk., .5-liter) 3 for $9

Beauty / Health:
Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (12.6oz.) $3.49
-$3/2 Pantene Products, 12/26 P&G 
TRESemme Shampoo or Conditioner (25 or 32oz.) $3.79
Suave Shampoo & Conditioner (3pk.) (18.1oz - 14.5oz.) $5
Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion (3pk.) (8.4-16.9oz.) $9.99
-$2/1 Nivea Body lotion (8.4oz- 16.9 oz) 1/2 RP
Neutrogena Sunblock Spray W/ SPF 45 (5oz.) $7
Neutrogena Sheer Sunblock W/ SPF 30 (3oz.) $7
Lever 2000 (12pk.), Dove Beauty (8pk.) or Men + Care $7.49
Caress Bar Soap (4pk.) or Body Wash (15 or 18oz.) $3.49
-$1/1 Caress Bodywash or Bar Soap ETS Target Q x2/28
Crest (5.8 or 7.8oz.) or Colgate Toothbrush (2pk.) $3.99
-$1/1 Crest Toothpaste 1/16 P&G
-$1/2 Colgate 360 Sonic Power or Colgate adult or kids manual toothbrush (excluding Colgate Plus and Colgate Extra Clean) 1/2 SS 
Crest 3D White 2-Hour Express Whitestrips $43.99
-$5 Crest 3D 2-Hour Express Whitestrips [x2/22] Target Q 1/23 RP

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Smooth Souffle liquid Make-Up $13.99
-$2/1 L’Oreal Cosmetic, Any, 1/2 RP
NatureLuxe CoverGirl Lip Gloss $6.49
Maybelline Volum' Express One by One Mascara $6.49
Revlon CustomEyes Eye Shadow $7.49
-$1/1 Revlon Custom Eyes Mascara Target Q x3/5
L'Oreal Youth Code Serum $21.99
-$2/1 L’Oreal Cosmetic, Any, 1/2 RP
Burt's Bees Body Lotion (12oz.) $9.99
Garnier Nutrisse or HerbaShine Hair Color $6
-$3/1 Garnier Herbashine 1/9 SS

Advil Tablets (100+25ct.) $7.99
-$1/1 Advil Ibuprofen Tablets 100 ct, Liquigels 160 ct, Cold & Sinus 40 ct, or Children’s Suspension Liquid 4 oz Target Q x3/19
-$2/1 Advil, 20-Ct. +, Any – 12-12 RP x2/5
-$1/1 Children’s Advil, any – 11/14 RP x1/31

Up & Up Cold/Flu Relief Liquid Day or Night Medicine (10ct.) $2.99
One A Day VitaCraves Complete Adult Multivitamin Gummies (120ct.) $14
Up & Up Gummy (70ct.) or Women's or Men's Multivitamins (100ct.) $4
-$0.75/1 Up & Up Women’s or Men’s Vitamins 30-ct. or larger Target Q x1/29

Bounty Giant-Roll Paper Towels (8pk.) $9.99
-$0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins 12/26 P&G 
Scott 1,000-Sheet Bath Tissue (24pk.) $14.99
-$1/1 Scott Bath Tissue 12 Pack or Larger Target Q x1/29
-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
-$1/1 Scott Bath Tissue 8 rolls+ 1/16 SS x2/27
Up & Up Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.) $14.99
Clorox Bleach (182oz.) $2.99
Tide Stain Release Duo Pacs (62ct.) $17.99
Tide Liquid (150oz.) or Powder Laundry Detergent (95-120-load) $17.99
-$1/1 Tide Detergent 12/26 P&G
Purex Liquid (45-load), 3-in-1- Laundry Sheets (20ct.) 2 for $9
Arm & Hammer Liquid (35 or 44-load) 2 for $9
Snuggle, All Small & Mighty (32-load+8) Fabric Softener $3.99
-$2/1 Snuggle (liquid or dryer sheets) 1/16 SS

Febreze Air Effects (2pk., 9.7oz.) $4.99 
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner or Drano Drain Care $3.49
-$0.50/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaning Item ETS Target Q x2/13
-$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners 1/9 SS x2/20 
-$1/1 Drano Power or Max Liquid 17-oz. or larger Target Q x2/13
Up & Up Bags or Containers (3-6ct.) $2.19

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb any (3) Huggies or Pampers Jumbo Packs:
Huggies and Pampers Jumbo-Pack Diapers and Training Pants $8.99
-$1/1 Huggies Diaper Pack Target Q x1/8
-$3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers 12/5 SS x1/1
-$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers/Little Movers Diapers 12/5 SS x1/1
-$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers 60 ct+ Manuf. Q on Target Site (printable)
-$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

Diaper Genie II Refill $6

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb Any (2) Cat Care Items Listed:
Fancy Feast (24ct.) $10.99
$1/18 Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food 3 oz Cans Target Coupon 11/14-10 RP x1/30
$1/24 Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food (zip 20109)
Scoop Away Litter (34lb.) $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!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday For 1/23

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

Coupon Previews from WUC:

Target coupons in 1/23 Coupon Insert:*
•$5 Crest 3D 2-Hour Express Whitestrips [x2/22] Target Q 1/23 RP
*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 1/23 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 1/23 - 1/29:

Crest Pro-Health or Pro-Health Complete rinse 16.9oz($3.99 ECB) - $3.99
Total: FREE after ECB (Limit 1)
Full Fast Appetite control spray 2oz ($14.99 ECB) - $14.99
Total: FREE after ECB (Limit 1)

Carmex Lip balm 0.15-0.35oz - $0.99
$0.30/1 Carmex Lip Bam 11/7 SS
Total: $0.69 after ECB 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals

Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 1/23 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad 1/23 - 1/29:
Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste (4oz.) (get $2.50 RR) - $3.49
Total: 0.99 after RR 

Nivea for Men Arctic Freeze Shave Gel or After Shave (get $3 RR) - $3.99 
Total: 0.99 after RR

Monday, January 17, 2011

Clearance @ Target

This is one of the very few end caps we have at our huge Target store that is strictly for clearance. Its so disappointing! You can walk up and down those aisles and hardly see anything with a nice red clearance sticker. I find it hard to believe that my store doesn't have a lot of clearance, and its been like this ever since we started shopping there when we moved over a year ago.

I guess I'm just one of those people that jump for joy at seeing items with clearance, but its sad when the price is only about $0.50 on a $11 item. It never seems to go lower than 50% and finding anything at a 75% clearance is a MIRACLE! Its so sad! TARGET, BRING ME SOME MORE CLEARANCE! Any one else have a store like this?

My Weekend! PACKERS WIN! :)

What a great weekend! See the guns on Clay Matthews up there? I hope you guys were watching the Packer vs. Falcons game because it was GREAT! I spent the first 2 quarters with nerves and just minutes away from having a heart attack! Oh man, I can't believe I was having tiny doubt about my team, but I have to admit the Falcons were holding their ground like beasts. Too bad, their stamina was all burned out before the 3rd quarter started and the PACKERS were just pounding them like beasts! At the beginning of the fame the Atlanta dome was FULL of Falcon fans and by the 3rd quarter the majority had left knowing their team was doomed. My Packers won 48-21 and will be playing the Bears next week and when they beat them, its time for the SUPERBOWL! :)

My Packers played well and efficiently, the adorable Rodgers was great and my future husband Clay Matthews was a BEAST! This man is so milky and dreamy and has beautiful hair lol! :) He was born in the same place I was, wish he would come back soon so I can run into him, so dreamy! He is 6'3" and 250 pounds of deliciousness haha! The game was the best part of my weekend and I hope all of you guys had a good one too! I'll leave you guys with a preview of the man of my dreams (he is number 52, keep an eye out).

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blog Hops For The Week Of January 17, 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 7th month! 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

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BOGO Minute Maid Orange Juice Coupon!

Coupon is now gone :(

I very rarely post about coupons BUT I absolutely LOVE Minute Maid orange juice! Via Facebook, you can Double Your Mojo and print a BOGO Minute Maid (64oz.). Two for the price of one, YUM! :)

You guys have to simply click here and "like" Minute Main on Facebook and you'll be able to print (2) of these great BOGO coupons, but hurry, coupons never last for long :(

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