Saturday, May 7, 2011

FREE? Off Repellent

Rumor has it that some WalMarts have off in a 2.5oz can (back in their trial and travel section) for $0.75 a can.

You can go to and get a coupon for $0.75 cents off - which makes this free if your WalMart has the trial sized cans at this price. 

You may need to use zip code 33031 to find the off coupon.  I know it's not in any of the 3 zip codes where I have a residence (48329, 94534, 99501) - but I did find it under 33031.

How did I hear about this great deal?  Glad you asked!  I've been telling you all for days that if you haven't already you really need to sign up for We Use Coupons, tell them stretchthatdollar sent you, and be amazed at what you'll find.  Freebies, coupons to exchange, printables, deal ideas, helpful hints, etc.  Well worth the couple minutes it takes to sign up!  You can click on the link to the right of this page, or click on the embedded link above!  Either way - you should really do it and remember to tell them I sent you!

Tomorrow's inserts......updated

Rumor has it that the 2nd insert that is supposed to be in tomorrow's papers will not be included.....which is probably why I haven't been able to find out what coupons are included in the mysterious insert!

So........earlier this week I posted what is included in the 1 insert....check the list before you buy too many papers to make sure that's what you want to do!

72% Savings at Kroger tonight!!!!

Here's today's Kroger Trip breakdown!!

1 Gallon Chocolate Milk
1 Chips Ahoy cookies
1 Marie Callendars Frozen Pot Pie
2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel
3 Totino's Pizza's
2 Mom's Best Cereals
10 packages of Ronzoni pasta (I got 6 spaghetti, 2 wide noodle, and 2 rotini)
6 2 Ltrs of Pepsi
4 Gillette Shave Cream
2 Nivea Body Wash
1 Oscar Mayer deli selects lunchmeat package
2 bags of Rold Gold pretzels
2 Eckrich Smoked sausage rope packages
1 6 pk of Propel Fitness Water

Total before Savings Card and Coupons:  $103.97
$51.25 in Store Savings (this was Mega deal week)
$24.15 in Coupon Savings
total savings was 72%!!

Rite Aid - What I learned this week

Every receipt now a days has a survey on the bottom that they want you to log in online to complete, with promises of a chance to win some mega gift card. 

Well Rite Aid one-ups the competitors here.  There's no chance to win any gift card, but you will get a $3.00 off $15.00 coupon when you complete your survey.  The coupon has to be used within 2 weeks of printing, and the survey has to be taken within 2 weeks of visiting the store.

So don't ignore this survey - log in and take it.  The 2 minutes of your time is worth the 20% savings!

FREE NesCafe Tasters Choice Sample

Sign up today to get your FREE NesCafe Tasters Choice Sample!

Takes less time to sign up than it does to make a cup of coffee!


While you're "here" don't forget to click on the We Use Coupons link just below the menu on the right and sign up!

You'll find all sorts of deals, steals, and ideas!  It's a HUGE forum type community where you can ask questions, post your deals, read about others deals, etc. 

Be sure to tell them stretchthatdollar sent you when you sign up!  And let me know when you have so we can become "friends" on their site too!

FREE Nail Polish

Just text SUMMER to 467467 to get your free nail polish.

It takes about 9 texts to finalize it - but when you're all done they will ship you a free nail polish in 6 - 8 weeks.

Can't wait 6 - 8 weeks?  Check out Amazon's great deals!  You can even get a 6 pack of Glow in the Dark Neon nail color for $9.99!

Today's Shopping Trips


12 boxes of Kellogg's cereal
4 dozen eggs
4 boxes of Capt'n Crunch
2 Pepsi cubes (24ct)

Original Price $85.17
Total OOP $31.49
Saved 67%

Rite Aid

4 Revlon Tweezers

Original Price $10.39
Used 2 $1.00 Video Value Coupons
Used $3.88 UP Rewards
Total OOP $.48
Received $8.00 UP Rewards back
Saved 110%


2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper
2 Webkinz stuffed animals
1 Birthday Card

Original price $23.06
Used $1.00/1 coupon from May insert on Cottonelle (comes off twice)
Used 2 $0.50/1 Cottonelle coupons
Paid $8.06
Received $3.00 Register Reward
Saved 79%

What did you save today???

Tyson Says Thanks Rebate Offer

Tyson is offering a rebate when you buy their chicken nuggets or chicken strips. 

Purchase 1 qualifying product and receive a Free Kodak Photo Book
Purchase 2 qualifying products and receive a Free Fun Pass
Purchase 3 qualifying products and receive a Free Salon Treatment

Purchases must be made between 5/1 and 5/31.

Thanks Coupon Geek!

Do you Excel??

I have to admit......I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to spreadsheets!!  Oh - you thought I was referring to Excel as in being really good at something?  :-)

I love spreadsheets!  I use them for everything!!  Here's how I make the most of my couponing using spreadsheets.

Spreadsheet #1 - I use this spreadsheet to list the items on sale, the number I want to buy, the regular price, the sale price, what coupons I have for the items, what "rewards" are being offered (i.e. ECB's, RR's, UP rewards, etc.), my out of pocket (oop) cost, the final price per item, and the total price for the # of that particular item I'm purchasing.  It also has a column for total % off, and the bottom totals the oop, final cost, total price, and % of savings.  I have one for each trip I'm going to make.  If I'm going to do multiple transactions I will usually use one spreadsheet but put a border around each individual transaction to make it easy to determine what goes with what.

Spreadsheet #2 - This is my price book.  I keep a list of regular prices on items I purchase most often for the different stores I shop at.  It's not every item in every store - but enough that if I want to quickly determine if my favorite shampoo is on sale this week for a good price or not I can do so.  I have multiple tabs inside this Excel workbook for the different stores.

Spreadsheet #3 - This one tracks my savings to month.  There's one spreadsheet for each year - each spreadsheet has 12 tabs.  I like to see my savings add up month over month so I know exactly how much I saved at any given point.  This simply tracks my regular price, total oop price, and % of savings.

I find that spreadsheet #1 helps me stay organized and ensures I get the deals I think I'm going to get.  #2 helps me figure out what is really a good deal, and what "deals" I should pass up and wait on a better sale.  And #3 keeps me excited and motivated!

So tell you Excel?? 

It's 3:00 a.m. - do you know where your coupon binder is?

Yes - I am fully aware that it's 3:00 am and most sane people are sleeping.

I'm curious though - where is your coupon binder right now?  I just realized that I am totally in love with my binder, and I sleep with it!  Yes - it's true that it's laying in bed with me in the spot where my husband should be. 

No....I wasn't couponing before bed and fell asleep in the middle of it  - I place it there nightly when I'm finished looking for deals and blogging. 

For a little history - I have coupon'd for years.....just not seriously.  Now I'm serious - and I have been for a year or so!  My binder has over 4000 coupons in it as well as envelopes full of coupons that wouldn't fit.  It stores my shopping lists for the week, my "ideas" for blogs, my rewards coupons (extra care bucks, register rewards, UP rewards, etc.), sale ads, coupon policies for the stores I shop at, etc.  I never leave home without it - it's always with me whether it be in the car if I'm visiting my mom or whatever, or I'm carrying it in a bag into work so that I can coupon during lunch.  I don't go into a store without it in my hand - even if I know exactly what I'm going in for.  (think about it - how many times have you ran to the store to buy "just milk" and ended up with 10 other things - or gone without coupons only to find an incredible steal had you had your coupons with you?)  YES - I'm obsessed with my binder!

Now the real question is hubby is active duty Air Force.  He's currently deployed - but even when he is not we live on opposite coasts.  (he lives in California, I live in MI until he retires in November)  This works well for my binder and I - I can keep it close at all times.  What is going to happen when he comes home and decides he wants to sleep where the binder is supposed to go?  I think I'll end up with a separation anxiety disorder!

Babe - if you're reading this please don't panic!  I promise you will have a spot in our bed when you get home!!  We'll just have to make sure the binder is safe and sound where ever we decide it's new resting place is!