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Floral Chiffon Scarf just $2.99 Shipped!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Amazon currently has these pretty Floral Print Soft Chiffon Scarves for just $2.99 shipped!  There are several colors available at this price.

  • Material:Voile
  • Size:(approx)180x80cm/70.8×31.4 inch
  • Long and trendy style with big begonia flower prints
  • Suitable for almost every season
  • Colorful and soft to wear for a gorgeous style
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Why I Always Open Department Store “Junk” Mail

Friday, July 25th, 2014

A couple of days ago I got our mail and among other things, I noticed a flyer from Bon-ton.  Now typically I’m not one to waste my time on junk mail but I’ve learned that some junk mail is worth opening and this was one of those times.  I opened it up and there was a coupon for $25 off a $25 or more purchase of kid’s apparel and accessories!  You know what that means, right?  I basically can use that coupon to get free clothes or at least very nearly free!  It’s even good on sale priced items.  My son is pretty hard on his jeans and is down to just a few pairs so this will be a great way for me to get him some more very inexpensively.

I’ve gotten into the habit of always opening and at least glancing through any flyers or mail from stores because I’ve learned that semi-frequently I’ll find little gems like this.  It only takes a couple of minutes but it can save me pretty big.

A few of the stores that I’ve gotten “free” dollar value coupons or coupons for free products from in the past:
* Kohl’s
* JCPenney
* Hallmark Gold Crown Stores
* Bath & Body Works
* Kmart/Sears

Want to get coupons like this too?  The best way I know to do it is simply to sign up for the stores mailing list on their website.

Do you get coupons like this in the mail?  What stores have been good to you?

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Up & Up Diapers for just $0.11/per diaper!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014


Update: I just did the deal myself and realized that when I paid with my Target Red Card I could save an additional 5%!  So if you have one, be sure to use it when you pay.

Target has hot deal on Up & Up diapers right now where your final cost for two boxes of diapers is just $37.48.  That comes to as low as $0.11/diaper!  This is the equivalent of paying around $3.50 a pack, at least for the size 2 and 3 diapers.  I typically consider $5 a pack or less a great deal so this is definitely a good deal!

Here’s how to do it:

1.  Buy (2) Up & Up Boxed Diapers at $24.99 each

2.  Save 5% when you select the Subscribe & Save option
- You should be able to cancel this once your order arrives if you don’t want to continue receiving shipments.  Just be sure to mark your calendar to remind yourself to do it!

3.  Shipping is Free!

4.  Pay $47.48
* Use your Target Red Card to save an additional 5% and bring your total down to $45.11!

5.  You’ll receive a $10 Target gift card with your order

Final Cost: $37.48 or as low as $0.11/diaper for size 2 & 3


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Weekly Spending Summary (7/13-7/19)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Some of you have wondered where I get my printable coupons. Here are the main coupon sites that I use:, Coupon Network, Smart Source, Red Plum, Ibotta, Hopster, Checkout 51 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

I did very little grocery shopping this week since I was short on time and also because the deals are just slow right now.  I find that the deals always die down in the summer but this year I think it’s more than normal.  At any rate, thanks to my stockpile it’s not really been a huge issue and for that I’m grateful.

Favorite buys:
* Better than free Huggies diapers
* Free Starbucks Refreshers

Total Spent: $70.96
Total Saved with Coupons: $3.00
Total Saved with Sales: $0.98
Total Saved: $3.98

Rite Aid: $0
Saved with Coupons: $3.00
Saved with Sales: $0.98

I stopped by Rite Aid because I had a $1.00 coupon to use there before it expired and figured I might as well get these two Starbucks drinks since I could get them for free after coupons and sales.  I was intending to also get some shampoo but they were out of stock so I got a rain check.


  • 2 Starbucks Refreshers $1.50 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1.00 Starbucks Refresher printable coupons
  • $1.00 Catalina coupon (coupon that prints at the register) that I received from a previous transaction

Got Back:

Aldi: $46.99

 My husband and the men and boys in his family went camping this past weekend.  He was responsible to take bacon for two breakfasts, fruit, as well as all of the paper supplies which is why I bought 4 lbs. of bacon, apples, bananas, cups, napkins and plastic utensils.  I’m actually going to take back the cups, napkins and utensils because we ended up not using them.  We had a bunch of packets of plastic utensils wrapped in napkins that someone had given to us and so they used those instead.  And the day before they left I realized that everyone was going to be taking a water bottle along anyway so there was really no need for cups so we skipped those as well!

I bought the blueberries thinking they were a good deal but realized once I got home that they weren’t as great as I thought.  They were $0.99 a pint but it is a dry pint, not a liquid pint, so it’s not actually a lb.  I was thinking that I was paying $0.99/lb. when in actuality I paid $1.98/lb.  That’s not a bad price for many of you but around here I can get 20 lb. boxes of blueberries for $1.69/lb.  I was rather annoyed at myself but chalked it up as a learning experience.  I think I’ll remember from now on that a dry pint is not a lb.!  :)


  • 4 Bacon $3.49 each
  • 2 Canned Salmon $2.39 each
  • 2 Black Beans $0.59 each
  • 12 Blueberries pts.  $0.99 each
  • 3 Apples $3.69 each
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • 3 lb. Sweet Potatoes $2.39
  • Cups $2.49
  • Plastic Utensils $3.49
  • Napkins $1.49

Got Back:

Walmart: $8.97

I kept hearing things about TopCashBack, an online cashback website, and finally decided to use it.  They had an offer last week you could make almost $1.00 just by purchasing Huggies diapers online via Walmart.  Since I’m always looking for ways to save on diapers I jumped on the deal.

TopCashBack periodically does promotional offers like this one where you can get something for free or better than free after cashback.  I’m hoping to let you all know about them on here when they have them in the future.


  • Huggies diapers $8.97

Got Back:

Misc.: $15.00

I withdrew some cash to use at our local farmer’s market for produce.

* $6.50 (used grocery cash)
I got more fresh ground wheat flour from my in-laws.  They buy big 50 lb. bags and then grind it for me.  It’s so much better and cheaper than just buying whole wheat flour in the store.  I love using it to make my 100% Whole Wheat Bread as well as numerous other things.

* These two lovely tomatoes came from our small backyard garden.  I have about 13 more still hanging on.  The plants seem to have gotten a blight though, so I’m not sure if it will affect the tomatoes or not.

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Arby’s: Free Jamocha Shake (July 23, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Arby’s is giving away free 12 oz. Jamocha shakes on Wednesday, July 23, 2014!  Sign up now to get your free coupon.

Don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for Jamocha shakes!

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