Shopping Makeover
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By Karen Burchill GoErie.com staff blogger
I am a mother of two young boys, working full-time and commuting 72 miles round-trip to work. Food and gas expenses continue to rise. Join me on my shopping makeover as I journey to save my budget one coupon at a time. Learn from my ups and downs and offer me insight into the world of couponing from the eyes of a time-crunched, bargain-loving mom.
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Posted: April 17th, 2012

Note: Two Smart Source coupon packs were delivered in your 4/15 Erie Times-News!

SS = Smart Source  RP = Red Plum  PG = Proctor & Gamble

CVS
Advil PM, 4ct – FREE after $1 off coupon in 3/11 RP
NatuRelief Chewable Tablets – Earn $1 after $8.49 Extra Bucks and $1 off coupon in 3/11 SS
Colgate Total, MaxFresh or MaxClean Toothpaste – FREE after $2 Extra Bucks and $1 off coupon in 4/15 SS

Kmart
DieHard Batteries AA/AAA 4pk – FREE after purchase of Energizer Max or Duracell Coppertop Battery

Rite Aid
BodiHeat Heat Therapy Patch, 4ct – FREE after $2.99 single check rebate

Target
Revlon Nail Clippers, Tweezers or Nail File – FREE after printable Target coupon
Tums Freshers – $.11 after $1.50 off coupon in 4/1 RP and printable Target coupon
Aquafresh Kids Pump Toothpaste – FREE after $1 off coupon in 4/15 RP and printable Target coupon

Walgreens
Pepsi Next 20 oz – FREE after $.99 Register Rewards
Ajax cleanser – $.09 after in ad coupon and $.50 off coupon in 2/26 SS
Nasal Ease Allergy Relief Spray – $5 PROFIT after $5 off coupon in 3/11 RP and $9 Register Rewards
Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief Spray – $1.50 PROFIT after $1.50 off coupon in 4/1 SS and $6 Register Rewards
Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste – FREE after $1 off coupon in 4/15 RP and store coupon in April Savings Booklet

Walmart
Black Flag Fly Paper 4 ct – FREE after $1 off coupon in 4/15 RP

(prices as seen on couponmom.com)

Happy savings!

 

Posted: April 9th, 2012

Due to the Easter holiday, there were no coupon inserts in Sunday’s paper. Hopefully we’re rewarded next week for our patience. There are however still a few freebies to be had!

PG= Proctor & Gamble    SS = Smart Source   RP=Red Plum

CVS
Advil PM 4 ct. (in travel size section) – FREE after $1 off coupon in 3/11 RP

Rite Aid
Bic Twin Select Silk Touch Razor 10ct – EARN $1 after $2 off coupon in 3/18 SS and $2 UP Rewards

Target
Carefree To Go Pack 20ct – FREE after $1 off coupon in 3/18 SS
Tums Freshers 25ct – $.24 after $1.50 off coupon in 4/1 RP and printable Target coupon

Walgreens
Reach Total Care Toothbrush – FREE after $1 off coupon in 3/4 RP and $2 Register Rewards
Luster toothpaste 2.6 or 8 oz. – $.24 after $.75 off coupon in 3/18 SS and $4 Register Rewards

(Prices according to Couponmom.com)

Happy savings!

 

Posted: March 20th, 2012

Growing up my 4 siblings and I each received new toothbrushes in our Easter baskets. Every year. After looking at the specials this week it looks like my kids will be getting toothbrushes in their Easter baskets as well. Along with some Romolos chocolates of course.

Prices are as seen on www.couponmom.com

SS = Smart Source    RP = Red Plum

Kmart
Easter Plush Bunny – FREE after purchase of 3 American Greeting cards priced $1.99+

Rite Aid
Mentos UP2U Gum – FREE after $1 off coupon in 2/5 SS
Reach Total Care Toothbrush – FREE after $2 UP Rewards and $1 off coupon from 3/4 RP
Reach Total Care Floss or Dentotape -  FREE after $2 UP Rewards and $1 off coupon from 3/4 RP

Target
Revlon Nail Clipper – FREE after printable Target coupon
Revlon Tweezers – FREE after printable Target coupon
Revlon Small Nail Clipper – FREE after printable Target coupon

Walgreens
14 Fat Burn Cleanse – FREE after $10 Register Rewards
Neosporin Essentials 3 piece trial pack – $5 PROFIT after $12.99 mail in rebate and printable coupon
Phillips Milk of Magnesia sugar free – FREE after $2 off coupon from 1/1 SS and coupon in March Savings Book
Reach dental floss – FREE after in ad coupon and $1 off coupon in 3/4 RP
Reach Prevent toothbrush single – FREE after in ad coupon and $1 off coupon in 3/4 RP
Mars single candy – Get 2 FREE after $1 off coupon in 3/18 RP

Walmart
Neosporin Essentials 3 piece trial pack – $5 PROFIT after $12.99 mail in rebate and printable coupon
Stride gum single pack – $.25 PROFIT after $1 off coupon in 2/12 SS
Reach Floss – $.13 PROFIT after $1 off coupon in 3/4 RP

Posted: March 5th, 2012

SS = Smart Source   RP = Red Plum

CVS
Gold Emblem Jelly Beans – FREE after $.99 Extra Bucks

Kmart
Easter Bunny Plush – FREE after purchase of 3 American Greeting Cards. Printable coupon for greeting cards, buy 2 get 1 free
Colgate toothpaste – $.25 after $.75 coupon in 2/26 SS

Target
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm – FREE $2 off coupon in 2/5 RP and printable Target coupon
Welchs Natural Grape Jelly – $.14 after $.55 coupon in 2/12 RP and printable Target coupon
Purina Beneful Dog Food – $.99 after $2.50 off coupon in 2/19 RP and printable Target coupon
Dentyne Ice or Fire Gum 3 pk – $.39 after $1 off coupon in 3/4 SS and printable Target coupon
Reach Floss – FREE after $1 off coupon in 3/4 RP

Walgreens
Avent pacifiers – $.79 after $2 off coupon in March Savings Booklet and printable coupon
Walgreens Saline Mist – FREE after $5 Register Rewards
Schick Hydro shave gel – $.75 – after $1 Register Rewards
Schick Hydro 5 Power Select razor – $1.99 after $4 Register Rewards and printable coupon. Coupon also found in 2/26 SS
Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste – Earn $.75 profit after $3 Register Rewards and $.75 off coupon in 2/26 SS

*Prices as seen on couponmom.com

Happy savings!

Posted: February 27th, 2012

SS = Smart Source     RP = Red Plum   PG = Proctor & Gamble

CVS
ThermaCare Heatwraps – FREE after $3.79 Extra Bucks
Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste – $.24 after $.75 coupon in 2/26 SS and $4 Extra Bucks
Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothbrush – $.24 after $.75 coupon in 2/26 SS and $4 Extra Bucks

Rite Aid
Right Guard Deodorant or Body Wash – FREE after printable coupon, catalina coupon and $2 UP Rewards on 2
Blink Gel Tears – FREE after $7.99 single check rebate
Stopain Analgesic Spray or Roll On  – FREE after $6 single check rebate

Target
UP & UP Foam Scrubbers 2 pk – FREE after printable Target coupon
Up & Up Ibuprofen – FREE after printable Target coupon
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm – FREE after $2 off coupon in 2/5 RP and printable Target coupon
Welchs Natural Grape Jelly $.14 after $.55 off coupon in 2/12 RP and printable Target coupon
Dannon Activia 4pk – $.19 after 2 $1 off coupons in 2/12 SS and printable Target coupons

Walgreens
Burts Bees Honey Natural Throat Drops – FREE after $1.99 Register Rewards
EternalBlu Anti Aging Support – FREE after $10 Register Rewards
Syper oligrip Free Denture Adhesive Cream – FREE after $1.99 Register Rewards
Baby Magic Dustless Powder – FREE after $6 mail in rebate
On the Go Multivitamin Orange Rush Drink Mix 30 pkts – FREE after $8 Register Rewards
Natrol Melatonin – FREE after $4 Register Rewards
Renew Life Ultimate Flora Daily Care Probiotic – FREE after $10 Register Rewards
Cortaid BOGO – FREE after 2 $3 off coupons in 1/8 SS
Huggies baby wipes – FREE after $.50 coupon in 2/12 SS and $2 Register Rewards
Nabisco Belvita breakfast biscuits – FREE after $1 off coupon in 2/26 SS and $1.99 Register Rewards

Walmart
Shedds Country Crock Pumpkin Spread – $.16 after printable coupon
Cortaid – $.27 after $3 off coupon in 1/8 SS
Brita Faucet Mount System $2.44 after $4 off coupon in 1/15 SS and $10 mail in rebate

*prices are according to www.couponmom.com

Happy shopping!

 

Posted: February 16th, 2012

If you’re looking for good ideas to add to your kids’ Easter baskets, check out the $9 movie titles at Target this week. They include Cars 2, The Smurfs, Kung Fu Panda 2, Captain America and more. There are also a few titles for adults including Hangover Part II and The Help. Sales prices run through February 18, 2012.

Posted in: Weekly savings
Posted: February 15th, 2012

Free advil, band aids and CFL light bulbs!

PG = Proctor & Gamble   SS=Smart Source   RP=Red Plum

CVS
OneTouch UltraMini Blood Glucose Monitoring System – FREE after $10 off coupon in 1/8 SS
Colgate Total Toothpaste – FREE $.75 coupon in 2/12 SS and $2 Extra Bucks

Rite Aid
Johnson & Johnson Band Aids – FREE after $3 UP Rewards
Advil Tablets & Caplets 50ct, Liquid Gels 40ct or PM 20ct – FREE when you buy 3 with $10 mail-in rebate, 3 newspaper coupons from 1/29 RP and $3 UP Rewards
GE CFL Light Bulbs – FREE after $3 in ad coupon and $1 off newspaper coupon in 2/12 SS

Target
Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion 3 oz – FREE after $1 off coupon in 1/29 RP
Mentos UP2U single pack – FREE after $1 off coupon in 2/5 SS and printable Target coupon
Dannon Activia 4 pack – $.19 after 2 $1 off coupons from 2/12 SS and printable Target coupon
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer – FREE after $1.50 off coupon in 2/12 SS

Walgreens
Just for Men Hair Color – FREE after mail in rebate
LypSyl Cold Sore Relief – FREE after $5 Register Rewards
Renew Life Love Your Heart Veggie Capsules – FREE after $20 mail in rebate found in savings booklet at store
HeartBlu Healthy Heart Support Veggie Capsules – FREE after $14 mail in rebate found in savings booklet at store
Cortaid – FREE after $3 off coupon in 1/8 SS
Got2B Stylers BOGO – FREE after 2 $3 coupons from 2/12 RP
Sundown Vitamin D 100 ct – FREE after $4 mail in rebate found in savings booklet at store. Use $1 off coupon in 2/12 RP and earn $1 profit!

Walmart
Schick Disposable Razors for Women – FREE after $2 off coupon in 1/8 SS
Cortaid – FREE after $3 off coupon in 1/8 SS
Bic Stationary Crystal Pens – FREE after $1 off coupon in 1/8 SS
Bic White Out – FREE after $1 off coupon in 1/8 SS
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce – FREE after $.75 off coupon in 1/22 SS
Advil PM – FREE when you buy 3 with $10 mail-in rebate and 3 newspaper coupons from 1/29 RP
Vaseline Total Moisture 3oz – FREE after $1 off coupon in 1/29 RP

Happy Shopping!
As seen on couponmom.com

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