All You Magazine

There are a few instances where I think spending money to save money is a good idea. Getting a subsciption to the newspaper costs a couple bucks (but well worth it) and usually whatever you use to organize your coupons will put you out a few dollars (again, totally worth it). The other way I recommend saving money by utilizing coupons is buying “All You” Magazine.

“All You” is a magazine of coupons and money saving tips. It is only available for purchase at Wal-Mart. It’s about $2.30 (depending on taxes where you live) for the issue. It also contains lots of good articles on how to save money and links for web sites that can give you even more ideas. If you don’t want to buy it each month, you can subscribe to it. (Deal Seeking Mom has the best offer here I have ever seen, but it requires a little leg work.)

Every month when their new issue is about to come out, I will list all of the coupons in the upcoming issue so you can evaluate if buying it would be beneficial. If you think you can save more than the $2.30 it is probably worth your while!

Here is the list of coupons for the October issue:
 $1.50/1 Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion or Hand Cream (excluding Energy Glow and Trial Sizes), exp. 12/13/09
 $1/1 Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials Multipack, exp. 1/29/10
 $1/1 Milk Bone Essentials Plus Biscuits or Chewy Treats, exp. 4/25/10
 $3/1 The Lost and Found Family DVD, exp. 10/19/09
 $1/1 People Magazine 35th Anniversary, exp. 10/9 – 10/26/2009
 $0.50/1 All You Magazine, exp. 10/30/09
 $2/1 Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara, exp. 10/31/09
 $1/2 Cake Mate Decorating Products, exp. 11/7/09
 $0.50/1 Halls Refresh Hard Candy, exp. 11/7/09
FREE Reddi-wip w/ $10 Purchase MIR, exp. 11/8/09
 $3/1 Neutrogena Cosmetic Product, exp. 11/9/09
 $1/1 Smithfield Marinated Pork Product, exp. 11/14/09
 $1/1 Nature Made Vitamins, exp. 11/15/09
 $2/1 Infusion 23, exp. 11/30/09
 $1/1 La Choy Creations, exp. 11/30/09
 $2/1 MiraLax, exp. 11/30/09
 $1/1 N.Y.C. Product Purchase of $3 or more, exp. 11/30/09
 $3/1 Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Movie, exp. 11/30/09
 $2/1 Rachael Ray Nutrish Pet Food (6-lb.+), exp. 11/30/09
 $1/1 Hormel Refrigerated Entrée, exp. 12/1/09
 $1/2 Act II Popcorn Balls, exp. 12/6/09
 $1/4 Hunt’s Snack Pack Pudding (4-pk.), exp. 12/6/09
 $0.75/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes (11-oz.+), exp. 12/6/09
 $1/3 Kid Cuisine Meals, exp. 12/6/09
 $0.50/1 Peter Pan Peanut Butter, exp. 12/6/09
 $1/4 RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes (10-oz.+), exp. 12/6/09
 $2/1 Hormel Compleats, exp. 12/14/09
 $0.55/1 Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, exp. 12/30/09
 $0.50/1 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes (42-ct.), exp. 12/31/09
 $1/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper (12-pk.), exp. 12/31/09
 $1/1 Genesis Today Acai Berry Juice (64-oz.), exp. 12/31/09
 $2/1 Hormel Chili Master Chili, exp. 12/31/09
 $1/2 Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water (24-pk.), exp. 12/31/09
 BOGO Pounce Cat Treats, exp. 12/31/09
 $1/1 Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetner, exp. 12/31/09
 BOGO Vanity Fair Plates or Bowls, exp. 12/31/09
 $1/1 Gerber Graduates Cups, exp. 1/31/10
 $2/1 Gerber Nuk Orthodontic Bottles (3-pk.), exp. 1/31/10
 $1/1 Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes, exp. 1/31/10
 $2/1 Pepcid Product, exp. 1/31/10
 $1/1 Gerber Graduates Smart Sips (3-pk.), exp. 2/28/10
 $1/1 Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, exp. 2/28/10
 $1/1 Marie Callender’s Home Style Creations, exp. 2/28/10
 $2/1 Arm & Hammer HEPA Vacuum Filters, exp. 3/27/10
 $1/1 Arm & Hammer Premium Vacuum Bags, exp. 3/27/10
 $0.75/1 Fast Fixin Bag (20-oz.+), exp. 3/31/10
 $0.75/1 Fast Fixin’ Breakfast Product, exp. 3/31/10
 $2/1 Milk Bone Essentials Plus Long Lasting Chew, exp. 4/25/10

*** Remember that many of these coupons have also been in the paper lately, so stacked at CVS they could really make for some great frugal deals!***

If you see any good deals using the paper or other coupons, leave a comment so you can share it with everyone!

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$3 off Sara Lee Pre-sliced Deli Meat

Here is a great coupon for $3 off Sara Lee Pre-Sliced Deli Meat (this one should print more than once on your computer!).

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It’s time! The Luv’s $5 Coupon

Click on this link to take a stand and register for the $5 Luv’s coupon. It looks like it also registers you for a $5,000 retail gift card. These will go quick, so sign up ASAP!

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CVS today

Here’s my pictures from CVS today! Today was a small but productive trip that included introducing a friend of mine to the wonders of CVS. Here is a breakdown to show you how the coupons, sales and Extra Care Bucks can add up.

Total Price of eleven items combined before sales: $49.09
Price after sales with CVS card: $37.12
Price after coupons: $16.87
Extra Care Bucks left from last visit: $11.99
Total after ECB and adding tax: $6.74

Plus I got $7.00 ECB this time, so all in all I left with a profit of $.26

***Remember that CVS will stack coupons, so if you have more than one coupon for an item, you can use both. This is how I was able to save so much today!***

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Free Drink at GNC

Got to your local GNC store with this coupon and get a free ProteinBlitz drink.

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$5 LUVS coupon on September 15th

On Tuesday, September 15th Luvs will begin the “Take a Stand” campaign, a campaign against high diaper prices! When you register they will send you a coupon by mail for $5 off a pack of Luvs diapers!

This is going to be VERY popular, so be sure to register early so they do not run out of coupons!

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Simple CVS explanation

On the post below this one I have put the CVS deals for the day. But I know most of you have just started using coupons, and I recommend that your first trip to CVS be small, so you can get the hang of it. So I wanted to write step by step what to do to get the free toothpaste this week.

1. Get an envelope to keep all of your coupons in.
2. Cut the $1.00 Colgate coupon out of the Smart Source insert in your paper today and put it in the envelope.
3. Print the $1.00 off of 1 on- line coupon. Put that coupon in the envelope.
4. Head to your friendly neighborhood CVS.
5. Once inside, select the toothpaste of your choosing. Make sure you check the sales paper and your coupons to ensure you have the proper one.
7. At the register, first hand the cashier your CVS card. (If you don’t have one yet, you can grab it in the store- they are free).
8. Let her ring everything up. Then hand her the coupons.
9. Watch the total go down.
10. After she rings up the coupons, there will be some out of pocket money due. It should be around $1 plus tax.
11. Pay the nice cashier.
12. When your receipt prints, there will be a small piece of paper on the bottom with a bar code on it worth $2. This is an extra care buck. CVS treats these as cash (although they do expire in about a month). So the next time you come in, you can get $2 worth of merchandise for free.

The Result: You spend $1 and get $2 worth of free stuff from CVS!

Also, if they are out of toothpaste by the time you get there, they give rainchecks as well!

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Breakfast

I love breakfast but many days it’s a battle between breakfast and sleep in the morning. Generally speaking, sleep is going to win. So during my waking hours I try to do whatever I can to allow me to sleep as long as possible. And this includes preparing breakfast ahead of time.

The other night I decided to try to make an egg/sausage/cheese/english muffin concoction, freeze it and see if I could thaw it into a good breakfast the next morning. I had most of the ingredients in my house already, so I don’t know exactly how much it cost.

Ingredients

The ingredients I used were fat free cheese, eggs, whole wheat english muffins and pre-cooked turkey sausage but any variety could be used.

Eggs in bowl First I wisked the eggs and poured them into the pan to be cooked in the oven. I added just a little bit of skim milk to the eggs. I cooked them in a small shallow pan on 350 for about 15 minutes (I have to admit I checked them often- I did not want to have to go the store and get more eggs!)

 

all the ingredientsWhile the eggs were cooking I laid out six paper towels and put a sliced english muffin on each.  After the eggs were done, I cut them into six sections and put one piece on each of the english muffins. Then I added the cheese and the frozen sausage (it was precooked), wrapped the sandwich in the paper towel and put the whole thing in Reynolds Wrap (although you could use a zip loc bag).   I took all six and threw them in the freezer.  Altogether it took about 20 minutes.

Finished

The real test was yesterday morning when I put the first one in the microwave (minus the reynolds wrap).  It tasted fantastic and I knew it was low fat because I had made it!  So in my humble opinion this is a great frugal recipe!

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Panera & Dove Samples and Sherwin Williams Coupon

At Panera today from 6 am to 9 pm you can get free samples of their newest menu items! They include the BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich, Breakfast Power Sandwich, Fudge Brownies, and Macadamia Nut Blondies! Go by and check them out!

Check this link for a free sample of Dove’s new shampoo!

Also, here is the link for a $10 off of $50 at Sherwin Williams. $50 is easy to spend on paint!

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Harris Teeter- great deals for the week

Besides the Cottonelle toilet paper there are a few good deals at Harris Teeter. (I only included coupons that I received in the mail on 09/09/09 so hopefully most people in Hampton Roads got the same ones I did. But there are also some great regular price deals.)

Blueberries and Rasberries are $1.50 for a 6 oz container.

Harris Teeter brand canned corn, peas and green beans are 3/$1.00

Herbal Essense Shampoo $1.99 before the $1.00 coupon in the Redplum received in the mail 9/9/09.
Final price : $.99

Harris Teeter 8 oz cans Tomato Sauce $.20 each

Caribou Coffee $6.99 before the $2 coupon in Redplum received in the mail 9/9/09
Final price $4.99

These would be great deals for people who stock pile ingredients for cooking later!

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