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Free Movie Monday

Today's code is 57DRW3


My Coke Rewards

I save pepsi points but not Coke Rewards & I just won 25 from the McDonalds Monolopy game. I have the code if anyone can use them, the first to comment here (make sure I can get in touch with you) that you can use them can have it.

Budgeting Made Easy

With my new money attitude & doing the Total Money Makeover, I have been looking for an online budgeting program that will do a lot of the work for me, after checking out probably 10 or so different ones, I found one that I LOVE!, I really love this program for several reasons, but the first is because it's FREE! I am all about that=), but it really is a great way to link all of your accounts, from credit cards, banks, loans, paypal, even your investments.

There is an entire page on how they keep your info safe, so I won't go into all that, but I feel just fine using their service.

So, if you are looking for a great free way to track your money, head over to & see what you think, I highly recommend it!

Survey Site


i-Say is another survey site I have been with for a long time, they have some really cool rewards you can earn & plenty of surveys you can take!


Walgreens Deal Alert!!

I don't usually shop at Walgreens, but I could not pass this one up! I was reading about this deal over on Money Saving Mom. I have really been wanting to try the Automatic Shower Cleaner, but not ever willing to pay $23.00 for it.
I purchased
3 Windex 7.50
3 Scrubbing Bubble Spray 7.50
1 Auto Shower Cleaner 19.99
3) Windex $2/1 printable here -6.00
3) Scrubbing Bubble $2/1 printable coupon here -6.00
1) Automatic Shower Cleaner $10/1 printable here -10.00
These coupons can be printed twice per computer.
Out of Pocket =$12.99
Easy Saver Rebates =$16.00
Total Profit for this trip = $3.01


$100 Research Study for Men

Send this to anyone you know who might qualify for this study! This is another study by 20/20 Research, so it is totally legit. I have participated in their studies a couple times & have had a great experience with them.

We are currently conducting a new research study regarding Consumer Products on behalf of a major pharmaceutical company and would like to invite men in Colorado,Texas and Maryland to participate in an online bulletin board discussion.

This discussion will take place October 13-17, 2008, in a secure online site and will require you to participate for 20-30 minutes each day by logging on and answering questions from the moderator. Because it's online, you can participate ANYWHERE with high speed internet connection.

For your time and participation you will be paid $100, and as always, any information you provide will remain strictly confidential.

Send me an email & I can forward you an invitation to participate! HERE


Free Schick Men's Razor

Click HERE to get a free razor!


2 Great Offers Return!!

Get these before they run out, these usually don't last very long..

Nature Made

Free Movie Monday

Today's code is DGM314


Sunday Coupons

Go HERE to see the coupons that are come out today. I love this site, I can glance at it in the morning & see how many papers I need to get.


Celebrate Autumn Cookbook

This one looks really neat!


Ever since I started CVSing, my Upromise account is actually gaining some! I have had my account for a couple years & never really paid too much attention to it because I hardly ever had any purchases that were teamed with them to earn money.

CVS has a lot of the Upromise items & they often go on sale & I match a coupon with the sale & a few cents goes into my Upromise account.

I added a banner over on the left for Upromise, after you sign up, be sure to link your CVS ExtraCare card with the account so all your qualified purchases will count.

Upromise also now has eCoupons!! You load them to your card from the Upromise website & when you buy that item at CVS, it takes the coupon value off! You don't even have to think about it!! Right now they have Charmin, Tylenol, Children's Benadryl, Spray N' Wash, and lots more. When you log into your account, put your mouse on the drop down arrow that says "Earn Rewards" & click eCoupons.

Another way that CVSing helps my kiddos is with the Box Tops For Education. A lot of the freebies I get there have box tops on them! My son is always happy to see that because it can help him earn prizes or special days throughout the year when they do box top contests.

Walgreens 5/20 Good October 3rd & 4th

Here is the LINK for the coupon.

One of my favorite bloggers, Deal Seeking Mom posted a great way to use this coupon: She says

BUY Extreme Energy 6-hour Shots at $3.99

BUY L’Oreal Cleansers at $6.99

BUY Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Enriched Foundation at $7.49

BUY Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush $4.49

USE $1/1 L’Oreal Cleanser or Moisturizer, exp. 10-12-08 (SS 7/20/08)

USE $1/1 Rimmel face product, exp. 11-15-08 (RP 9/14/08)

USE $0.75/1 Oral-B Manual Toothbrush, exp. 10-31-08 (P&G 9/28/08)

Out of Pocket $15.21

RRs* Earned $4.49

ESRs** Earned $18.47

EARN $3.26 on this easy transaction!!!

*RRs are Register Rewards. It’s a coupon that will print with your receipt that is good towards your next purchase at Walgreens.

There are some really great blogs out there for Walgreens, a couple more that I love are
From Wags to Riches


October CVS Deals

Here are few good ECB producing deals you can use to roll some of those ECB's. These are good for the entire month of October

CVS Vitamin D-400 100 ct $2.99 FREE after ECB's Limit 1

Ayr Saline Nasal Sinus Spray or Rinse Kit $3.99 earns $3.00 ECB's

WellPatch Arthritis Relief Pads 3ct $5.99 FREE after ECB's Limit 5

Colgate MaxFresh Toothbrush or Toothpaste with Mouthwash Beads $2.99 earns $2.00 ECB's Limit 2

Also, here is the info for the Temple store Flu Clinic (shots are $30.00)

Saturday, October 25th, 2008
Flu Clinic

You must be 18 years of age to receive a flu shot at this clinic.
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Flu Clinic

You must be 18 years of age to receive a flu shot at this clinic.
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

You can find your stores schedule on the website or by calling 1-888-FLU-SHOT (clever huh?)


CVS 10/02 (really stretching 5 cents!!!)

Well, it has been a while since I have been in CVS, but I had some ECB's that were going to expire tomorrow, so I made a run during football practice=)

I bought:

2 Sunsilk = $7.00

1 Fusion Razor = 9.99

1 CG Foundation = 5.49

1 CG Powder = 5.49

2 Revlon Lipstick (BOGO) 7.99

1 Toy 4.58

Total = $40.54


1) $1.00 off CG face product -1.00

1) BOGO CG face product -5.49

2) 1.50 off Sunsilk - 3.00

2) 2.00 off Revlon -4.00

1) 4.00 off Fusion Razor -4.00

Total MFG coupons = 17.49, new total $23.05

Used 3/15, $20 ECB

Paid OOP .05 (thats five cents!) yea!!

Received 14.79 total back in ECB's (including summer spending bonus)

2.00 ECB for summer spending

2.00 ECB for Sunsilk

5.79 ECB for Cover Girl

5.00 ECB for Fusion Razor

So, It was a great trip, got some good stuff, no expired ECB's & I have a happy husband because he's good to go with his favorite razor again!!


Do it Herself Workshop at Home Depot 10/23

Home Depot

I will for sure sign up for this, there are a few things I need to pick up from Home Depot!


$10 Coupon Book From General Mills

Betty Crocker


CVS 9/28 - 10/04

Via SlickDeals

Coke 12 pks $13/4 get $3 ECB Limit 1

Colgate Total Maxfresh TP, 360 or Active Angle Toothbrush $5/2, get $2 ECB Limit 2
$1 Coupon in Reinventing Beauty Magazine
$1 off any Colgate manual or 360 Sonic Power toothbrush, Coupon in All You Magazine, Issue 9, September 26, 2008
$1.50 off any Colgate Total 4.0 oz or larger, Coupon in All You Magazine, Issue 9, September 26, 2008
$1 off Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste (4 oz+) exp 10/18/08 (SS 9/28/08)

Covergirl clean make up $5.49 FREE after ecbs limit 1
$1 off any CoverfGirl Product (expires 9/30/08) PG 8/31Buy Cover Girl foundation get CG face product free PG 9/28

spend $15 get $5 ecbs limit 1
Nestle/wonka theater packs $1.00
Nestle 8 pks $1Nestle singles 2/$1
Edys/Breyers ice cream 2/$9
Nestle fun size 10-12.5oz. 2/$5$1 off 2
Nestle Fun Bags, Printable$1 off Nestle Candy, 10oz or larger, Printable THIS COUPON WORKS FOR THESE TOO BECAUSE IT INCLUDES THE 10oz!!
Stouffers, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets 2/$6$1/2 Lean Cuisine
Haagen daz/dibs $4
Nestle big bag 9.00
$1 off Nestle Candy, 10oz or larger, Printable

LUMENE SKIN CARE OR cosmetics spend $20 get $5 ecbs$2 Lumene printable
$2 CRT: any Lumene Skin Care

Spend $15 get $5 ECB Scotch Brand 3M Products Limit 1
Scotch Tape 2/$5
Scotch Brite 2/$5
Duct Tape $4
Scotch Mailers 3/$5
Scotch Packing Tape or Paper Cutter $5
Command Hooks 2/$5$1 off any Command Product
Post Its 2/$5$3 off 2 Flags $5 off $10 in pop-up refills or dispensers (does CVS have these? someone confirm?)
3M Lint Brush or Refills 2/$5Scotch Lint Roller refill sheets Scotch Lint Roller
- $1 Scotch Lint Roller (exp 10/31) 6/15

Ladies Speed Stick clinical $6.99 get $2 ecbs limit 1

Carefree/Stayfree $4.49 get $1.50 ecbs limit 1
- $1 Stayfree Product printable
$2/2 Stayfree V 9/28/08
$1/2 Carefree V 9/28/08

sunsilk full line 2/7 buy 2 get $2 ecbs Limit 2
Sunsilk Crème or Styling Aid, any $1.50 (10-12-08) V 8/17/08
Sunsilk Shampoo or Conditioner, any $1.50 (10-12-08) V 8/17/08

GILLETTE hair care 2/$9 buy 2 get $2 ecbs limit 5
$2 Gillette Shamppo or Conditioner PG 9/28

GILLETTE FUSION $9.99 get $5 ecbs limit 1
$4 Fusion PG 9/28

GILLETTE venus embrace/breeze/vibrance $9.99 get $3 ecbs Limit 1

U-smile kit reg retail $10 ecbs

CVS Brand Supreme Diapers $14.99, get $2 ECB Limit 5

Claritin 12/24 hr 10 mg $8.99 get $1 ecb limit 3

Miralax 30 dose $20.99 get $3 ecb limit 1

Renu $6.99 get $2 ECB Limit 5

Contour Blood Glucose Monitor $14.99, get $5 ECB Limit 1
$30 Breeze 2 or Contour Meter SS 3/16

YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS BEFORE SEPTEMBER IS OVER TO GET THE ECB'S$25 of Aveeno skin, sun and mens products get $10 ECB limit 3
Body Wash 12oz. or Lotion 8oz. $5.99
Lotion, Oil, or Cream 7.3-12oz. $6.99
Cleanser5-6.7oz., Scrub 5oz., or Pads 28ct. $6.99
- $2 any Aveeno Product

Free Movie Monday

Today's code is LA45W7


My Thomas

My youngest son is Thomas, we call him Tommy. He is 9 & in the 4th grade. When Tommy was born, he had some breathing issues & had to be in the hospital for 3 extra days under an oxygen hood and hooked up to all kinds of tubes and med’s until he was healthy enough to come home. He was born just about 2 ½ weeks early & weighed in at 6 pounds 11 ounces. He seemed so teeny tiny to me, I guess because Josh was quite a bit bigger.

All was going well until he was nearly 5 months old & started having breathing problems again along with a nasty cough. The doctors told me that he had RSV & admitted him to the hospital right away. (RSV is kind of like pneumonia) We were in the hospital for 7 days that first time. One thing that scared me was that the chances of a child having asthma go way up if they have had RSV. Well, he was eventually diagnosed with asthma a couple of months after that & a few more trips to the hospital. He spent a lot of time that first year in doctor’s offices & the hospital. Right before his first birthday my mom brought him one of those little push behind walkers & he learned to walk in the hallways of the hospital. It was a proud moment for sure & even the nurses were watching!

He still has a lot of trouble with the asthma; he has not been out for Halloween for the last 3 years because he’s been sick. We really are keeping our fingers crossed this year that he’ll be able to go & have some fun. He wants to be a Jedi.

I do have to say though, when he turned 6, his doctors figured he was old enough to start taking a med called Advair (the purple disc puffer) and it changed our lives. We could tell an improvement right away & since he’s started on that, it has limited our trips to the ER to once or twice a year instead of once every month or two. Praise God! (Pajama party day at school)

But Tommy doesn’t let too much slow him down. He LOVES being outside. He would rather be out playing or riding his bike or “hunting” (he’s constantly pretending to be on the hunt for a big deer) than watching a TV show or playing a game any day. He likes to do whatever dad is doing too! His dad hunts, a LOT, so that is why he loves it so much. When career day is going on at their school, he gets up in the morning & puts on his hunting clothes & puts his little plastic bow on his shoulder & proudly tells everyone that he’s going to be a hunter when he grows up and he’s going to have a farm with horses! I just wish my husband could make money from hunting! We’d have it made!!

Well, that is a little about my kiddos! I love you boys!!!!


A bit about our family

I have decided to make this more of a mom blog too. Sorry, not screamin' deals in this post. I guess the best way to start that is to write a little about the 2 wonderful boys I am a mom to! I’ll write about Josh today.

My first born is Josh, he is 11 & in the 6th grade. Josh was born at a whopping 8 pounds 12 ounces & 21 inches long. He has always been off the height & weight charts for his age. Always. Josh has always been very healthy & excelled in school. He is a hoot too, he is always cracking me up. His passion is football. Not just this time of year either, every day all year long! Sometimes I get frustrated with him because he will ask me some random question about some player from some team that I have no clue about. My answers are always the same, I don’t know honey, sorry. But that doesn’t stop him=) His dream is to go to college at Texas A&M & play for them. His “side” of the room is a maroon & white sprinkles shrine for A&M. He plays football now for a pee-wee league. These kids are not very peewee though. But they can’t play for school until the 7th grade so this gives them a good start.

I was telling you that he is a hoot, he has a very outgoing personality. I am not sure where that came from because I am SHY times 10! I am very glad that he is though. He loves being in the spotlight & making people laugh. He was at a Cub Scout campout one night a couple years ago & they had a gentleman come to sing a folk song & play his banjo. The older scouts had a skit they were supposed to do while he was playing his song, but Josh had other plans. He stood up where he was in the audience & started dancing, not tapping his toe & swaying a little kind of dancing, I’m talking a full on Hoe-down in the row we were sitting in. Within a seconds, he had the crowds attention & less than a minute later, they urged him down to the stage! So, there he was dancing circles around the man singing & the older scouts skit came to a halt & they all just stood & watched. He really stole the show! The next day some of the leaders went around asking some of the kids what their favorite part of the weekend camp was & several of them said “When Josh jumped on stage.” Like I said, I really really don’t know where he gets this, I would have NEVER EVER EVER done this as a kid, teenager or adult! But I am so happy that he is comfortable enough to be able to be so outgoing. I’d give anything to have even a little bit of that!

(Josh is the one on the left, this was their talent show at the end of last school year)

So, now that he is in middle school, he was able to choose his first elective & he chose Theater Arts. Uh-Oh, now he is going to have permission to be on stage! Should be interesting.

I really am wanting to get one of those little flip cameras that are out now so I can make some videos of the kids.
(middle, on stage AGAIN! this time with the High school boys hip hop act)


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George W at CVS, TOO FUNNY!!!

Thanks to iheartcvs for sharing these hilarious pictures! I was rolling & thought you guys would get a kick out of them too! Go see the all HERE

Free Movie Monday

Today's Redbox free movie code is CR654D

CVS Deals Week of 9/21

Clorox Bleach 2/$3Use Free Clorox Wipes printable= Free Clorox Wipes WYB 2 Clorox Bleach!

ADIDAS Deodorant: $4.99 Get $4 ECB's (limit 1)Use: $1/1 MQ (9/7 Inserts)= Free after MQ & ECB's

Nivea for men body wash $4.99, Get $4.99 ECB's (limit 1)= Free after MQ & ECB's

Schick Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste $2.99 , Get $2 ECB’s (limit 2)Use $. 75¢/1 MQ (8/31 PG)= 24¢ after MQ & ECB’s

South Beach Living Cereal Bars $2.50Use $2/1 Printable= 50¢ ea.

Buy $25 of listed products, Get 10 ECB (Limit 1):

*Huggies Mega Pack diapers $15.00

*Cleanteam 9 oz pump or wipes 42-80 count $2.99

*Viva 8 pk Paper Towels and Cottonelle 12 pk. $6.49 ea. 9/7

*Poise and Depends $13

*Kotex Products $6

*Kleenex Facial Tissue $1

Pepsi or Dr. Pepper 4 for $12 , Get $3 ECBs (limit 3)
Use printable and get a Free 2 liter bottle of Sierra Mist WYB 3 12-packs of Diet Pepsi

Thanks to: The Thrifty Mama Couponing 101 & Mom's Helping Mom's Save Money

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