Monday, May 16, 2011

Got a Picky Pooch?

check out the "printables" tab to the right for a link to a $3.00/1 8.8lb or larger bag of Pedigree!

Hot off the............grill!

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce is on sale at Target this week for $1.20
Use the $1.00/1 Q that came in the 5/15 inserts
Final price is $0.20 each!!

CVS Coupon Scanner

Make sure to scan your card every time you go into CVS to get the weekly coupons.  This week there's a $3/$10 coupon for healthcare items that you can use with the Neutrogena deal.  Prices on the Neutrogena start at $7.99 - buy 2 and get $10 ECB's.  If you get the $3/$10 coupon here's what the deal looks like:

2 Neutrogena @$7.99 = $15.98
Use $3/$10 Healthcare Q
Use 2 $1/1 MQ's (5/8 SmartSource)
OOP = $10.98
Get $10 ECB's
Final Price $0.49 each
**note - I posted a link last week for Neutrogena Q's ($2.00/1 Neutrogena Suncare of Sunless Product) - if you were able to grab those this deal turns into a money maker!**

Or use the $3/$10 on the BandAid deal - here's a scenario

Buy 4 BandAid products (starting at $2.89) - $11.56
Use 4 $0.50/1 BandAid Coupons
Use $3/$10 Healthcare Q
Total OOP = $6.56
Get $3.00 ECB's
Final price $0.89 per box

I'm on a mission.................

I'm thinking about starting a series for saving money in ways other than coupons! 

For instance - I changed my cell phone provider 3 months ago and dropped my bill from over $300 a month to $170 a month.  That's $1500+ a year right there!  (there's 5 phones on that bill - LOL)

I'm looking for other ways to cut household expenses now - such as looking into switching from the cable company we currently have to a dish provider (who is offering some great deals right now if you sign a 2 year contract), reviewing insurance policies (homeowners, car, life) to see if I can get the same coverage for lower rates, changing banks.....which is a hard one for me cause I've been with this bank 20 years to save on monthly fee's, etc.

I'll start a new page for these items so I don't muck up all the couponing stuff if that's what you're here for.  That way if you're interested you can look.....if you're not you don't need to weed through the stuff to find what you're wanting!

Please feel free to make this a collaborative effort - I am by no means an expert in this field, but really need to get the bills down to a reasonable level before my husband retires and we're living on 50% of his pay until he finds a job!  Comment on posts - or if you have ideas that you'd like to guest blog please e-mail them to me at for inclusion!