Friday, August 29, 2008

EXPIRED 8/29 & 8/30 Walgreens $10 off $40 purchase coupon

For 2 days only Friday and Saturday, Walgreens is offering the following coupon.

Click here or on graphic to go to where you can print the coupon.

Thank you, Chris, for the following information.

"Here's how you can get a whole lot of stuff free and MAKE $27.58
  • (1) L'Oreal Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate, 1oz. ($16.49 on sale for 25% off) = $12.37
  • (4) Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmers @ "Buy 1 @ $4.79, Get 1 Free" = $9.58
  • (1) bottle Chemistry Shampoo or Conditioner 1.35 to 12 oz. @ $7.99
  • (6) bottles Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner @ $3.99 each = $23.94
  • (1) Revlon Nail Color or Nail Care @$4.49
  • (1) Nivea for Men Body Wash, 16.9 oz. @ $4.99
  • (1) Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 4.2 oz @ $3.79
  • (2) Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refills @ $4.49 = $8.98
  • (1) LypSyl LypMoisturizer, 1 oz. Stick @ $1.99
Total for the above = $78.12 plus tax

Now use the following coupons:

  • - $3.00 L'Oreal RevitaLift coupon from 7/20/08 newspaper
  • - $9.58 (2) "Buy 1 Get 1 Free Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer" coupons found in 8/24/08 newspaper
  • - $3.00 Chemistry Shampoo or Conditioner coupon on page 12 of the August EasySaver (purple and orange booklet found by front door)
  • - $6.00 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner coupon found on page 12 of the August EasySaver (will take $1 off EACH bottle)
  • - $6.00 (6) "$1 off any Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner" coupon found in several recent Sunday papers 5/04/08, 6/22/08, 7/20/08, 8/24/08
  • - $2.00 "Save $2 on a
  • Any Revlon Color Cosmetic Product" coupon found in 7/20/08 and 8/24/08 Sunday papers
  • - $1.00 "Save $1 on any Nivea for Men Body Wash or Lotion" coupon found in 7/20/08 newspaper
  • - $.75 "$.75 off any one Crest Paste 4.1 or larger" coupon found in 8/3/08 newspaper
  • - $4.49 "Buy 1 Get 1 Free Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refill" coupon found in 8/24/08 newspaper
  • - $2.00 "Save $1 on Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refills 2pk." coupon found in the September EasySaver catalog found on page 13 - you can print one here. This coupon will take $1 off each item.
Your total after coupons = $40.30 plus tax

Your final out-of-pocket = $30.30 plus tax

You will submit you receipt for a rebate of: $12.37 for L'Oreal Revitalift + $4.00 for the Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmers + $7.99 for the Chemistry Shampoo or Conditioner + $10.00 for the Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner + $4.49 for the Revlon Nail Color or Nail Care + $4.99 for the Nivea for Men Body Wash + $3.79 for the Crest Toothpaste + $3.00 for the Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refills + $1.99 for the LypSyl LypMoisturizer = $52.62 + 10% gift card bonus = $57.88. You made $27.58!
**VERY IMPORTANT** You will need to submit this receipt for both the August and September rebate. All of the items above are September rebates except the Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refill which is in the August book (page 58). If you have never submitted a Walgreens rebate request before, you can read Submitting a Rebate Request for step-by-step instructions.
If you are new to shopping at Walgreens and don't have all of the above-mentioned coupons, I have a deal for you, too. You can still make yourself some money!

EXPIRED Labor Day Scrapbook Blowout

Pages in Progress, located at 2040 W. RIVER ROAD in Tucson, sent me the following information.




9:00am to 2:00pm


Here are the Details:

1 lb of Bazzill 12x12 Cardstock for $6.00
(Approximately 25 Sheets)

1 LB of Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock for $6.00
(Approximately 36 Sheets)

There is a One Pound (1lb) Minimum
and you can add to that in 1/4 Pound Increments.

We will have "Selected" Bazzill Cardstock
in the Classroom for you to Choose from.
Don't Worry, there is a HUGE Selection.

Selected "Bazzill Brads" @ 40% OFF
Selected "Bazzill Cardstock with an Edge" @ 40% OFF
Selected "In Stichz Cardstock" @ 40% OFF

This is only "While Supplies Last"
No Other Discounts or Coupons Apply



Yes, Of Course there will be treats!
Hope to See You There!!

The Children's Place Clearance Sale!

Every year The Children's Place has a summer blow out sale. Today I dropped by the store at the Foothills mall. I estimate that 75% of the store is on clearance marked $3.99, $2.99, $1.99, $ .99, or 2 for $1. They had a huge selection today. I wouldn't wait on this one. At those prices, things will go fast.

The Foothills Mall store serves as the outlet for our area, so more than likely the sale isn't as big at the Tucson Mall or Park Place locations.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

EXPIRED Mervyns and Dillards Labor Day Clearance Sales

I wanted to share another heads up for everyone. Dillard's in the Tucson Mall and Park Place are having their huge 75 % off Sale including ladies' summer apparel, ladies' and children's swimwear, Junior's summer separates, men's summer sportwear, and young men's summer sportswear. They are offering 50% off men's summer dress & casual shoes and men's sandals.

I hit this sale last year and it was great! Mervyns has great clearance sales! Tucson has 3 locations. Click on the Mervyns ad to find your closest store.


People have been asking me why I am doing this blog and why I am so adamant about saving money. Last night as I was watching Alvin and the Chipmunks (checked out from the library-of course) and clipping a couple hundred coupons, I thought to myself- "Why am I doing this?"

How many other New York Times Best Selling authors are clipping coupons and always looking for the next possible way to save their family money? What most people don't realize is that 1 million books sold does not translate into dollars in my pocket. I make much less than a school teacher, but I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my kids. You have to be Martha Stewart or Rachel Ray to really make money. And if I went that direction, I wouldn't be able to stay at home and be mom.

My husband and I have lived very frugally over the years to get to where we are today. We scrimped and saved while he was in graduate school to stay debt free. How often do you hear of a New York Times Best Selling author living in married student housing? After tithing and taxes, my book royalties went into a savings fund for a house after graduation. Miraculously, Ivan and I were able to finish his PhD with three children under the age of 6, a $50,000 house fund, and no student loans (thanks to a working fellowship which paid for tuition and paid him $9-10 per hour to do research part time).

We went to Idaho hoping a one year visiting faculty position would turn into a full time position in Ivan's home town. We bought our dream home, continued to live extra frugally with the goal of paying off the home in 3 years. The University came down hard that year on their policy of visiting faculty not being able to apply for a permanent position. They had previously been lax on this. To me, it confirmed to me what I had been feeling in my heart that Heavenly Father didn't need us in Rexburg, Idaho. He needed us somewhere else. So, we prayed that God would get us where he needed us to be.

Miracles happened, and it worked out perfectly to get us to Tucson, Arizona. We were able to sell our home in Idaho without even listing it or putting up a for sale sign. There is no doubt that this is where we needed to be.

Unfortunately, we arrived at the height of the housing boom in Arizona. We bought at the high. Our 2 year plan to be completely out of debt including the house turned into a 10 year plan. We took out a 30 year mortgage with the hope of paying it off in 10 years. We've been in the house for 3 years and have already taken 10 years off our home by paying extra to the principle each month.

Some days I feel like we are running a financial marathon. It's hard. Some months I am more disciplined than others. Lately, I have been feeling the urgency of removing the debt of our house from around our necks. Thus, I am back to coupon clipping as I was when we were in college. I took a hiatus for a few years. So, here I sit with the scissors clipping my coupons and searching for ways I can cut expenses so we can pay off our home even faster!

If I can also inspire and help you along your journey, it makes it even more rewarding. So, happy clipping!

EXPIRED 8/29-9/1 Buy 1 Entree and Get 1/2 off 2nd Entree at all Metro Restaurants

Click here or on image for page to print to use at any of the restaurants listed on the page. Ivan has this Friday off and I think we still have $ on a Metro Restaurants gift card from work, so we'll probably be going to lunch at Old Pueblo Grill!

EXPIRED Through 8/5 Free Shipping at

Click here or on logo for more details. The following code also works for free shipping over $49 including clearance- LSTFSH. Offer expires 9/05.

Linen's-N-Things Printable Coupon expires 9/13

Click here for a printable coupon for 20% off one item. Coupon expires 9/13.

They are also having a huge Labor Day Sale in the store and online and offering free shipping on certain deals.
Click here for specials and details.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Real Deals Home Decor

For those who love to find home decor at bargain prices, Real Deals is the place for you. I absolutely love this store! They are all over the west with three locations in Arizona. If you click on the logo, it will take you to their website to find a location near you.

Today in the Marana Weekly News on page 10, there is a coupon for 15% off one item. Even without the coupon, you are getting a bargain!

Tucson Location:
4261 West Ina Road, Suite 101
Located on the south side of Ina & Old Father - Behind Nico's Taco Shop

Note: The store is only open Thursdays 10-6 and Saturdays 10-3.

Their moto: "True Warehouse Pricing On Fabulous Decor, 2 Days A Week, 2 Good To Be True!"

EXPIRED 8/30- 9/01 Free Breakfast at IKEA

Ikea is offering a free breakfast if you happen to be heading up to Tempe. Click here for details.


York is offering 20 free prints to new customers. For free shipping, use the discount code: SHIP4X6

I'm not sure how long this offer will last! Click on the above logo to register.

Note: I just took advantage of this offer today (9/8). The free shipping code still works. I got 20 pictures with free shipping for $ 0.00. They are advertising their pictures for 8 cents right now.

EXPIRED 8/27- 9/2 Grocery Deals for the Week

Click here for the grocery deals for this week provided by

Click here for the screaming deals of the week using coupons, provided by Pinching Your Pennies.

Happy Savings!

EXPIRED Triple Coupons 8/27-9/2

Bashas and Albertsons are tripling coupons this week. Coupons up to $ .33 will be tripled. Coupons from $ .34- $. 99 will be good for $1 off your order. Coupons over $1 are redeemed at face value.


Minute Maid Fruit Punch or Pink Lemonade 5 for $5
USE: Minute Maid Lemonade 64oz cartons or 2-Liters, any variety $1/2 (8-31-08) SS-6/29
Final Price: .50
This would be a good one to ad match at Wal-Mart since you don't have to worry about the coupon doubling! :)

Egg-Land’s Best Large Eggs $2.29
USE: Eggland's Best Eggs, any size .35/1 (9-30-08) LV-5/7 Eggland's Best Eggs, any size .35/1 (9-30-08) SS-5/4
Final Price: $1.29

McCormick Taco or Grill Mates Seasoning 2 for $1
USE: McCormick Grill Mates Blend, Marinade or Spice Rub, any .25/1 (8-31-08) RP-5/4 McCormick Seasoning Blend, Spice or Herb, any .25/1 (8-31-08) RP-5/4
Final Price: FREE

Skippy Peanut Butter 15-16.3oz $1.99
USE: Skippy Peanut Butter any .55/1 DND (10-31-08) LV-7/30 Skippy Peanut Butter Products, any 15 oz. or larger $1/2 (11-9-08) RP-8/17
Final Price: .99 - $1.49
This would be a good one to ad match at Wal-Mart since you don't have to worry about the coupon doubling! :)

Motts Apple Sauce 23-24oz .99
USE: Mott's Apple Sauce Products .55/2 (10-10-08) SS1-8/10
Final Price: .49


Corn on the Cob- Sweet .20ea *good to ad-match at Wal-Mart

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $1.00
Use: Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Mix, any flavor .50/2 (10-4-08) lv2-8/10 Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Mix, any flavor .50/2 (10-4-08) SS2-8/10Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad .40/1 printable @
FINAL PRICE: .20-.50ea

French's Mustard $1.00
Use: French's Mustard any .30/1 (8-31-08) SS-6/22

Nursery Water gallon $1.00
Use: 55¢ on two one-gallon bottles printable @

Hefty Foam Plates $1.00
Use: Hefty, Hefty Hearty Meals, or Hefty Elegantware plates or bowls .55/1 (11-30-08) RP-5/18

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap B1G1F (save up to $1.99)
Use: Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, any 7.5 oz. or 12 oz. .35/1 (9-13-08) SS-8/24
Since this is a store B1G1 you can use 2 manufacture's coupons. If they are each $1.99 you can use 2 coupons. The .35 q will triple to $1.00 off. So here's the math $1.99-$1-$1=0. So you should be able to get both FREE!

Thanks, livingprovidentlyaz, for the information!

Monday, August 25, 2008

EXPIRED 8/25- 9/1 KB Toys Promotion

EXPIRED Office Max Deals 8/24-8/30

  • OfficeMax Brand Wide or College Ruled Filler Paper $.20. Limit 3.
  • Paper Mate #2 American Pencils 10-pack $.20. Limit 3.
  • Kids' 5" Scissors 2-pack $.25. Limit 3.
  • Folder/Portfolio 2-pocket $.01. Limit 10.
  • Schoolio Von Hoolio Color Crayons 24ct $.01. Limit 3.
  • Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers 3-pack $.50. Limit 3.
  • Lexar 2GB Secure II Plus Drive $11.99; 4GB Drive $19.99; or 8GB Drive $29.99.
Click here to see ad.

Free Subscription to Homemade

Walmart is offering a special magazine free. Click here or on picture for details.

EXPIRED Yankee Candle Deal

Click here or on coupon to print and see coupon details. Good until September 1st.

Go to to find a location near you.

EXPIRED Michaels 40% off one item

Click here or on coupon for link to print your coupon.

EXPIRED Bath and Body Works Deal

Thank you to The Bargain Shopping Lady for the following heads up!

"Bath and Body Works is having a fantastic sale! Buy three items from their signature collection and get two free! Then, use this Bath and Body Works coupon at to get Free Socks with a $15 purchase! Because everyone needs The Softest Socks On Earth! Coupon expires September 2, 2008."

Update 8/29/08, I went to use the coupon at the Foothills Mall. Not only are they doing the buy 3 get two free promotion, but the also had 2 areas of items 50% off. I bought 2 blushing cherry blossom shower gels and a blushing cherry blossom body cream plus the free socks for $16.45 with tax. My total would have been 40.85 if I had paid full price. Plus at the bottom of the receipt they included a $10 off your next $30 purchase if you called and gave them feedback on your visit.

Saturday, Sept 27th Free Admision to the International Wildlife Museum

Enjoy free general admission for you and a guest to our local International Wildlife Museum or participating museums around the country.
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Present the Museum Day admission card to receive free general admission at participating Museum Day locations. The admission card is available in the September 2008 issue of Smithsonian magazine or downloadable from their website. Click here for link.

Thursday, September 25th- Ice Cream for a donation to Make-a-Wish

Mark your Calendar!

September 25 The World's Largest Ice Cream Social
- Nationwide From 5-8 p.m., visit your local Cold Stone Creamery for a free kid scoop. In exchange, the ice cream chain's hoping you'll donate to its Make-a-Wish Foundation Fundraiser!

Click on logo to see the details and to find your closest Cold Stone!

EXPIRED FREE T-Shirt From Heritage Union

Get your FREE Shirt HERE. What's nice about this t-shirt giveaway is they have the regular t-shirt style and a woman's style shirt!

Cereal Deal

Click here for the link to a coupon for $2/1 Just Bunches cereal. This looks super yummy. You need to sign up and then you can print the coupon. The Walmart on La Cholla had these for $2.50 last week, taking the cost to $ .50! Yeah

Click here for the link to the Cheerios Challenge. Sign up and you'll get $1/1 coupon in your email once a week for the next 6 weeks. You can print each coupon twice. Cheerios have been on sale a lot lately.

EXPIRED Cookie Sampling Today 8/25

Tucson Location: 3400 E. Speedway Blvd., Ste. 100 & 102

EXPIRED Enter to Win A Couponizer!

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away a couponizer.

Contest will end August 28, 2008 9pm EST

Click here to enter.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

EXPIRED DAVE RAMSEY $10 SALE Until September 2nd

I am the hugest Dave Ramsey Fan. From now until September 2nd, he is offering his books, CDs, and DVDs for $10.

Click here for the link.

Dave has an amazing talk show that you can stream online. Click here to listen. Just click "No Thanks" to listen for FREE.

Friday, August 22, 2008

EXPIRED Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips Giveaway-Labor Day-September 1st

What is the Promotional Offer?

Visit any participating Chick-fil-A restaurant wearing your favorite football team’s attire or logo on Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. until close and get one free order of our new Chick-n-Strips (3-count). Limit one order per person while supplies last.

Do I Need a Coupon to Get the Free Order of Chick-n-Strips?

No, all you have to do is wear something that has your favorite football team’s logo on it.

Can I Wear Any Football Team’s Logo or Attire?

Yes, you can wear any clothing or accessory that has a collegiate logo, or the logo of your favorite recreational football team, middle or high school football team, or professional football team.

What Time Does the Free Offer Begin and End?

The promotion begins at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants at 10:30 a.m.

For our restaurants located inside shopping malls, the closing time will vary based on mall operating hours for Labor Day.

For free-standing Chick-fil-A restaurants, the closing time for this Labor Day will be 10 p.m.

Is the Free Offer Valid Through the Drive-Thru Window?

Yes, starting at 10:30 a.m. and going to 10 p.m. on Labor Day, you can get the free order of Chick-n-Strips if you wear the appropriate football-themed attire as stated above. Please be sure to inform us at the speaker box what football team’s item you are wearing!

Tucson Locations

4585 North Oracle Road

3605 E. Broadway Blvd. (EL Con)

Tucson Mall

Thursday, August 21, 2008

EXPIRED Grocery Deals for the Week

Here are the deals for this week (8/20- 8/26) for Frys, Bashas, Albertsons, and Safeway.


If you are using coupons, click here for the best deals this week. Pinching Your Pennies lists the screaming deals each week for Arizona.

Fry's has their Nature Valley Granola Bars, Fiber One Bars, Curves Bars for $1 a box when you buy 4 boxes. You can get 8 boxes for $8 in one transaction. Using coupons from and your Sunday paper coupons, Fry's will double you coupons up to $1 making them free or next to free.

EXPIRED $10 off $10 Order at

$10 off $10 at starting Aug 1st - New or Used

Promo Code: augappreciation

Order from Aug. 1-31, 2008, then enter the promotional code at checkout.

Click here for the Link

Promotional code expires 9/1/08. Use the code in this email to get $10 off your next purchase of $10 or more of any new or previously viewed DVDs from Discount is not valid for BLOCKBUSTER Online rental service, subscription services, BLOCKBUSTER GiftCards® or at BLOCKBUSTER stores. If purchase is less than ten dollars ($10), your account will not be credited the difference. Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes and shipping and handling for new product. Promotional code may be redeemed one time only. Internet distribution or resale of the promotional code is strictly prohibited. Not valid with any other offers. Subscriber discount will be applied to order. Limit one promotional code per account.

$10 off $10 Purchase at THE BODY SHOP expires 9/15

Go here to print off your $10 coupon to THE BODY SHOP. They are located at the Park Place (5870 East Broadway Boulevard) or Tucson Malls (4500 Oracle Road).

The coupon expires September 15, 2008.

I went today (8/23) to the Tucson Mall. They have their body butters, shower gels, and other items for buy one get one 1/2 off.

I bought two small body butters (regularly $10 each) for $5.41 after using the coupon. Plus they sent me home with 5 or 6 samples.