Monthly Archives: May 2014

Another FREEBIE, Gillete Venus Razor from Walmart!

Right on the heels of the free candle,  Topcashback is once again giving us great totally free stuff!!

If you are not a member, Topcashback is one of my favorite sites for several reasons.  One, they have the guaranteed highest cashback percentage on your online purchases.  But, they also give a way a lot of totally free items!  When you purchase one of their featured offers, you get 100% cashback, plus a little extra.  So you are making money to get FREE STUFF!  I have gotten everything from laundry detergent to the Blu Ray/DVD of Frozen.   It is free to join, and now they also have an app and will be releasing in store offers as well as online!!

Click one of my links which will take you to their site.  Once you have a free account, log in, type Walmart into the search, click on the Walmart logo, and follow the directions listed for the free razor offer.  You will simply click through their site to on the orange cashback link to the right of the offer details.  See photo below:




Next, it will bring you the item’s page where it is $5.97 and click add to cart.  Do not include multiples or other items.  Next, proceed to checkout.  Add in store pickup,  or you will not receive cashback.  Next, purchase the item by whichever payment method you choose.  That is it. Topcashback will then credit your account with $6.60!  The free deals can sell out fast. If sold out at the Walmart you choose, just try another.

It can take a few weeks for your cashback to clear, but I assure you it does come as long as you follow the offer direction.

NEW Target Mobile Coupon Offers!

Not only have we had quite a few coupons reset so we can print another 2 copies, (Swagbucks Coupons) we also have some fabulous new mobile coupons from TARGET!!!  They are Free, but standard text rates do apply.

Target’s mobile coupons are easy to use.  Using a separate text for each batch, text the following words to 827438:

  • FOOD


You will receive a text with the coupons.  At the top is a barcode which you show to your cashier at checkout.  Scan the barcode once and anything on your receipt that qualifies will receive the discount electronically.  Quick, easy, and the best part is that you can combine each item with a store coupon, a manufacturer’s coupon, the mobile coupon, and their cartwheel discounts!   Super stacking!


Here are just a few from the new round:

Grocery and Personal Care Items

  • $5 off Pepsi, Gatorade, Quaker or Frito Lay purchase of $15
  • $1/1 Garnier skin care item
  • $1/1 Neutrogena facial skin care or sunscreen item
  • $1/2 John Frieda Frizz Ease hair care items
  • $0.50/1 Up & Up cosmetic cotton item
  • $1/1 Up & Up vitamins or dietary supplements
  • $1 off Up & Up feminine care item
  • $0.50/1 Wet Ones hand wipes
  • $0.50/2 Up & Up food wrap or food storage items
  • $0.50/1 Up & Up bath tissue
  • $1/2 Simply Balanced chips
  • $1.50 off Fresh fruit or vegetable $5 or more
  • $1/1 Simply Balanced organic milk
  • $1 off Tide
  • $1 off Belvita
  • $2 off Charmin
  • $2 off Fresh Meat



Clothing and Accessories

  • $5 off Men’s shoes or accessories purchase of $20 or more
  • $5 off Men’s apparel purchase of $25 or more
  • $4 off Women’s swimwear purchase of $20 or more


Happy Shopping!




HURRY! PRIVATE Sale 80% OFF UGGS at 6pm!!

Click the logo to enter their private email only sale and find AMAZING deals on Uggs!

Women’s shoes starting at $27 and kids starting at $21!  Boots and shoes considerably cheaper than even Amazon so hurry before your size is gone!  There is a great selection and perfect time to stock up on Winter boots starting at $60!  Clothing and accessories at a huge discount too!

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CLICK the logo for serious SAVINGS!!  Happy Shopping!

Grab Your Freebie, It’s FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Every Friday, the free app SavingStar offers a coupon for a 100% FREE product!  They usually expire in a few days, so make sure you check it every week.

This week’s coupon is for a free can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce.  Make sure you first activate the coupon, by simply clicking on it.  Once it says “Activated,”  you are ready to grab your freebie!  Purchase the featured product from a store who’s loyalty card is linked to your  SavingStar account for eligibility.  Just purchase the item and the app does the rest!  No scanning the coupon, nor sending the receipt!

Happy Shopping!


New Coupon Policies at Walgreens, Some Bad News for Extreme Couponing!

Like many other stores, Walgreens has again “adjusted” it’s coupon policies and made some significant changes that are going to impact the way we shop, and how much we save. You can read it here in it’s entirety.


Sadly, I think that a lot of stores may follow suit and make similar changes if they have not already.  Shows like “Extreme Couponing” and the media surrounding it, has brought to light many questionable couponing practices, and caused the retail “powers that be” to sit up and take notice.  There are also now laws put into place.  People are also getting arrested and charged with Tax Evasion for selling their coupon stash.  While mostly things are common sense, if you make a profit, you have to report and pay taxes on it if sold, some are a bit more interesting.  For example, in Oklahoma, it is now illegal to retrieve coupons from a trash receptacle.  A woman was arrested when she refused to get out of the dumpster when an officer ordered her to.  All while trying to find coupon inserts.  She actually cited the show as why, and it must have caused quite the stir to make it a law.

The coupon policy changes that Walgreens has implemented will mean that we have to get a lot more creative for maximum savings.  You need to read the policy in full to become familiar with it, but I want to highlight a few that really stand out.  Remember that each store can have a different interpretation and different practices for coupon use, even under the same policy.  So always get to know and talk to your store associates and managers to learn how each particular store works.  Our stores here differ quite a bit and also depends on who the working store associate and manager is.

  • Walgreen’s will no longer allow a coupon value to be higher than the price of the item.  While some associates already did this, most would change the value of the item manually to use the coupon.
  • You can no longer use a coupon on a free item.  If there is a Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale, you can only use coupons on one.
  • No free product coupons/vouchers can be used if printed.  I get a lot of free product coupons online from Facebook and email, so this one definitely hits hard.
  • A coupon must be able to be scanned.  The coupon can not be damaged or have the appearance of being tampered.  They used to just enter manually if a coupon would not scan.
  • You will no longer be able to use a Friends and Family, Veteran’s Day, Senior store discount, or a store employee discount, with another percentage off total purchase discount.
  • You can no longer stack a Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale, with a Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon.
  • Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.
  • Paper coupons must be scanned before digital coupons.  This means when you have a coupon which gives a percentage off total purchase, all coupons must be scanned before which will result in a smaller subtotal and smaller savings.
  • ONLY digital coupons linked to your Walgreen’s Balance Reward account will be honored.  No longer will we be able to use mobile coupons at Walgreens like from TOPCASHBACK.


These new policy changes will definitely affect the way we shop and save at Walgreens.  It is sad because Walgreen’s has been a staple in my rotation, and I have been able to give and donate a lot of items that people are in need of.  They are still allowing us to use coupons, and to combine a manufacturer’s and store coupon for each item, but the “free deals” we have been seeing will be drastically reduced in numbers.

Let’s get creative, and have fun SAVING!  Happy Shopping!


An Amazing New Tip for Extreme Couponing!

I have written a lot about where to find, print, and collect coupons.  However, tonight I found an unexpected treasure trove!  I always tell people that no matter where you are, always be nice.  Sadly, “couponers” have somewhat a bad reputation amongst store associates.  Even in the most frustrating scenarios, attitude truly is everything!

Today at my Walgreens, one of the sweet girls that works there, asked me to come to the cosmetics counter.  I have helped her get on Swagbucks and start her couponing journey.  She showed me an accordion file FULL of manufacturer’s coupons that they can give out at their discretion!  Since it is the end of the month, and any that they do not give out get thrown in the trash, she gave me a ton!  And I absolutely will use them!

The next time you are in Walgreen’s, ask the sales associate at the cosmetics counter if they have any manufacturer’s coupons, and you could end up with some amazing additions to your coupon collection!

Still time to get this week’s FREEBIES!!

You have until Midnight Saturday before the next sale rotation starts.  Some stores like Walgreens, actually have a period where both weeks sales are valid.  However, I am noticing that they are trying to stop at some stores, so it may soon be a good “thing” of the past.  At my favorite store it kicks in about 4pm on Sat and lasts through midnight.


This Week’s FREEBIES and Great deals under $1



Check your store’s Clearance section, and always ask a sales associate where clearance items are, since they change them often!  Right now there are a ton of great things I have seen on clearance at different Walgreens.  Arizona Tea/Lemondade bottles on clearance for .25.


  • Tricalm Anti-Itch Steroid-Free Hydrogel 2 oz $7.00

Buy 1 get $7 Register Rewards to use on next transaction


  • Colgate Optic White 8oz Mouthwash  $3.49

Buy 1 Get $2.50 Register Rewards to use on next transaction

Use  $2 off Colgate Optic White Mouthwash from SWAGBUCKS


  • Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish is on clearance for $1

Use $1 off Revlon Nail Polish from Swagbucks


  • Buy 2 Wrigley’s 5 Gum $0.79

Use $1 off Two from Walgreens May Coupon Book (Find at front of every store)

Use two $0.50 off 5 Gum Coupons from the 4/6 Inserts

  • TrueResult Walgreens Blood Glucose Monitor $15.99

Buy 1 get $15.99 Main-in Rebate on package



  • Arizona Iced Tea $0.99

Use in ad coupon, you can find the ad by the front entrance and coupon must be scanned for $0.50 off

Rebate for $0.25 from Ibotta


  • Buy 2 Advil Congestion Relief, 10 ct $4.99

Buy 2 Get 3000 Reward Points ($3)

Use  two $2 off from Advil Facebook

Get $1 rebate from Ibotta

Pay $5.98 get 3000 Balance rewards plus $1 rebate

=$0.99 When you buy 2

  • Oral B Toothbrushes 3 for $9

Buy 3 Get $4 Register Rewards to use on next transaction

Use one $1.50 off from Swagbucks

Use one $0.50 from Swagbucks

=$1 each When you buy 3


You must have a free CVS Extra Care card to receive discounts and Extra Care Bucks,  You can do this easily and quickly at  Make sure you send all available coupons to your care card.  The CVS machine is close to the front of every CVS store.  Make sure you print off your coupons every time you go in.  The more you use it, the more they will send you!!!

  • Crest Pro Health Mouthwash 1 Liter $4.99

Buy 1 receive $4 in Extra Care Bucks Limit of 2

Use $1 off Crest Pro Health Rinse from SWAGBUCKS, you will also get paid .10 per coupon you redeem!

Pay $3.99 get $4 in Extra Care Bucks for your next transaction!



  • Mars Singles Chocolate $.75

Buy 1 receive $.75 ECB

Pay $.75 get $.75 in ECB


Final Price: Free


  •  Arizona Iced Tea, 23-23.5 oz $.69

Buy 1 Arizona Iced Tea, Earn $0.25with Checkout 51 (amount varies by user)

Pay $0.69, Submit to CHECKOUT 51 for $.25 Credit


  • 7-Up, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist, 2 L $0.99

 Use $0.30 off 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist from CVS Coupon Machine

Final Price: $0.69

NOTE:  CVS stores are currently closing out a lot of makeup for 50% off.  These are marked with little circular red stickers.  Take all of your makeup coupons along and score some amazing deals and even FREE MAKEUP!  The coupon machine is currently giving cosmetics coupons.  There is a $3 off $15 cosmetic purchase, and a $3 off any 2 Physicians Formula makeup. amongst others.  There are also ECB specials on several makeup brands.  You can combine all of these different savings methods at the register for awesome hauls!  Also check for a 25% off entire purchase too!


Text the word GRILL to 827438 for great Mobile Target Food coupons

  • Men’s SpeedStick Gear Deodorant Pricematch’s online price at Customer service when you check out –$2.99

Use $2 off Speedstick Gear from SWAGBUCKS

Use $1 off “select men’s personal care” from


  • Zarbee’s Allergy Sinus 10ct $8.99

Buy 1 get a $5 Target Gift Card

Use $3 off Zarbee’s from

Submit for $2 rebate of Zarbee’s from Ibotta


  • Buy 3 Ella’s Kitchen Apples Pouch, 2.5 oz $1.34, regular price

Buy 3, submit to CHECKOUT 51 for $1.20 rebate

Use three $1 off coupons from

Pay $1.02 Submit receipt for $1.20 from CHECKOUT 51

=$0.18 MONEYMAKER when you buy 3

  • Dove Advanced Care, 2.6 oz $2.44 Clearance

Use $2 off Dove found at

Use $1.00 off Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, TARGET Coupon from RP 4/6


Use $2 off Garnier Fructis Haircare or Style from SS 5/4/14
Use $1 off Garnier Hair Care from Swagbucks
Use $0.75 off from


Use $2 off Garnier Fructis Haircare or Style from SS 5/4/14
Use $1 off Garnier Hair Care from Swagbucks
Use $0.75 off from
=$0.09 or $1.09 with $1 off coupon



  • California Pizza Kitchen Frozen Pizza $5.49

Buy One Get One Free

Use $1.50 off at

Use $1.50 off two California Pizza Kitchen 11 inch or larger at

=$0.50 each, when you buy 2

  • Tone Body Wash-$2.99

Use Buy 2 Get 1 Free from
Use $1 off of two from
Get $1  rebate on Glade Wax Melts rebate from Checkout 51
Get $1 rebate when you buy two from Ibotta

  • Buy 4 Up & Up Ibuprofen 24 ct.-$1.24

Get 5% off with Target Cartwheel (scan barcode at register)


  • Market Pantry Eggs $1.69

Use Target Mobile Coupon, text GRILL to 827438 for

$0.50 off Market Pantry Eggs (scan barcode at register)

Use 5% off Target Cartwheel (scan barcode at register)

Get $0,50 rebate from Checkout 51

Free Men’s Speed Stick Gear Deodorant at Target!


There is a great FREE deal you can snag right now at Target. has Men’s Speed Stick Gear deodorant priced at $2.99.  You can price match at customer service, you can just check out there to save time.  Show them or have them look up the online price, and almost all stores will price match it.

Then use:

$2 off 1 Speedstick Gear  Coupon printed off Swagbucks (you will also make .10 for using it into your SB account!) You will find it clicking “Discover” on the top of the Swagbucks tool bar, then “coupons,” then click “categories,” and “Personal Care.”

Use combined with one $1 off 1 Target Coupon printed from


Making them totally FREE!



Get a $25 Bergdorf Goodman Gift card free with a Men’s Glossybox! Great for Father’s Day!

Perfect for Father’s Day!

Men's GlossyBox

Men’s GlossyBox

The women’s May Bergdof Goodman Box is sold out. But hurry until the end of May,  Glossybox is offering a deal to buy a men’s glossybox and get a free $25 Gift card to Bergdorf Goodman.  This can be used either in store, or for shopping online!  With Father’s Day approaching, this would be a great gift!  It is $40, and receive a $25 Gift Card!

Use code GBCHIEF at checkout for 10% off and use Ebates for $2.75 cashback, making the deal even sweeter!

Box includes deluxe-sized versions of:

  • Jack Black Double-Duty Face
    Moisturizer SPF 20
  • Caron Pour Un Homme de Caron
  • Montale Aoud Forest
  • Recipe for Men Antiperspirant Deoderant
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis
  • Tom Ford Mud Mask
  • 25$ Gift card to Bergdof Goodman


Like I mentioned before, the women’s is sold out.  For a month to month subscription for the women’s GlossyBox,  they are $21, which I always use codes and cashback to get the best deal available.  I received the Bergdorf Box today for May, here it is with the gift card!  The gift card is a code which is simple to use to purchase online, or in store.  Using coupon codes I paid $17.85 and then got cashback!

  • Napoleon Perdis skin primer
  • Revive Eye Serum
  • Alterna Caviar CC Cream
  • Atelier Cologne
  • Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream
  • Iluminage Skin Prep Cleanser
  • $25 Bergdorf Gift Card


Walgreens Clearance Deals, $212 for $26! Take Your Coupons and SAVE BIG!

 Most likely no matter where you live, you have a Walgreens.  While most carry the same products, some stores do vary, and clearance can vary as well.  However, typically things are marked down in rotation, and even if they are not marked, will ring up at the register at the discounted price.  Check end caps, the ends of the aisle, and ask your sales associate where the clearance section is.  They tend to change them, and you don’t want to miss the great savings they bring!

Yesterday I had another Dr. appt across town, and ran into a new (to me) Walgreens.  I found some of the same items I picked up for free at another Walgreens earlier in the week, and a few new items!


  • CapriClear Coconut Oil Wound/Stretchmark Spray $8

          Pay $8 and get $8 back in Register Rewards to be used on next Transaction!




  • Boost- $10.49  Clearance 2 rang up for $5, 2 rang up for $2.50

          I used $3 off Boost Coupon that was issued in Sunday Paper inserts.  My regional paper

did not have the Boost coupons, we go through a lot so I ordered them from

CouponDeDe my favorite coupon clipping service.  You pay 10% of coupon value, so

.30 a piece

=2 were  $2 and 2 were $.50

  • Simple Night Cream-$12.79 Clearance $3

Use $2 off  from All You Magazine this month


  • 2 Bayer Advanced Aspirin- $3.79 Clearance $2

Use two $1 off  Bayer from SS 5/4

Use $1 off from Walgreens May booklet (find at every store by front entrance) so they were


  • Bayer Chewable , and Bayer Low Dose 32 and 36ct $2.99- Buy One Get One 50% off through 5/24

          Use two $1.50/1 Bayer Aspirin 20ct or larger from SS5/4

Use one $1 off Bayer from Walgreen May Book, will discount all Bayer in transaction


  • 2 Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish $5.49, clearance $1

          Used two $1 off Revlon Nail Polish from Swagbucks


  • Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish $5.49 $2

Used $1 off Revlon insert from Sunday Paper


  •  St. Joseph Low Dose Aspirin, 30 or 36 ct $2.00, sale price through 5/24Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points through 5/24

    Use $1.00/1  St. Joseph Low Dose Aspirin from SS 5/18

    Pay $1.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points ($1.00)


  •  3 Zyrtec Children’s 24 Ct, $20.99 Clearance $9-

Use $4 Off Zyrtec Children’s from Swagbucks


  • Arctic Nature Omega Vitamins $16.99 sale for $3.79

Use the $5 off at register sticker attached.  If you do not find the stickers on yours, it will be

$3.79,  Note, I have been to 4 stores and only one had them tagged as being on sale, but still

ring up at register between $3.79 and $4.99.

=FREE with sticker

  • Scope Dual Blast To Go Pack  $2.59 clearance $2

          Use $1 off from Swagbucks 


  • 5 Bioinfusion Sheer Shine Spray $6.99 Sale for $1

Retail Price $212.58

Paid $26!