Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simplistick wall decal

This is a fun Freebie!
Go here to register for a Simplistick wall decal sample.  I chose the butterfly for my daughter's room, but it was hard to choose!  I love removable wall decals, so they don't mess up my walls.  
Which one did you pick?

$5 SC Johnson Rebate

Get $5 Back by Mail when you purchase ANY 3 SC Johnson Products Including:

  • Ziploc
  • Glade
  • Windex
  • Scrubbing Bubbles
  • Pledge
  • Shout
  • Fantastik
  • Drano
  • Raid
  • Off
  • Saran
  • Nature’s Source

Rebate must be postmarked by 7/15/2010, you  must write in the 3 UPC codes and send in the original register receipts. Limit THREE SC Johnson Rebates per household (Each $5 Rebate Must Be Mailed Separately)
Get the rebate form here.
Thanks NWA deals!

Babies R Us Deal and Rebate

As you can see here, you can stock up on basics from P&G AND get free cookware.  We are in need of some paper towels and batteries (always needing batteries!) so I am going to go do this deal, get a $10 gift card AND submit for the rebate!
There were lots of coupons from this past weekend's P&G insert for these items as well, which makes this an even better deal!

Go here to print the rebate form.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Thank you cards+Mailbox Monday abridged version

thank you

Go register here now to get a set of free thank you notes from Dove Dimensions. (Thanks Hip2Save!)
Mailbox Monday
I didn't take a picture, but I received:

  • $10 rebate check from Kellogg's Fuel for School
  • Free sample sized box of Total cereal
  • Free FULL size sample of Whiskas cat treats

Check for all of their samples still available.

More coupon booklets

Just like I mentioned last week about McDonald's coupon booklets, two other fast food restaurants have come out with $1 coupon booklets!

  • Burger King's booklets include 8 coupons for FREE value sized fries.  The coupons are valid 10/1-12/31!
  • Wendy's $1 coupon booklets include 10 coupons for a FREE Jr. Frosty valid from 11/1-02/01/10!!

What great stocking stuffers or Advent gifts!
As always, I encourage you to call you local store to see if they are participating before you make a special trip.

Walgreens Coupon Booklet

I'm hoping you are continuing to collect your coupons in preparation for our BIG DAY next Monday.  There is currently a Walgreens Coupon Booklet out for the month of October.  It is with the flyers as you walk in the front of the store.  As you will learn in my Coupon Institute, you can use a Walgreens store coupon WITH a manufacturer coupon.  Here is the list of coupons:

  • $3/1 4-Way Nasal Spray Fast Acting
  • $5/1 A1c Diabetes Home Test Kit
  • $5/1 Afrin Pure Sea Nasal Rinse (4-oz.)
  • $3/1 Almay Bright Eyes Liner Highlighter, Eyeshadow or Concealer
  • $1/1 Airplus Products
  • $1.50/1 Baby Bliss Travel Pack Gripe Water (3-oz.) or Gripe Water Original (4-oz.)
  • $5/1 Benefiber Orange (58-doses)
  • $5/1 Cardiostat Omega-3 Fish Oil Softcaps (60-ct.)
  • $1/1 Carmex Original or Cherry Squeeze Tube (0.35-oz. 3-pk.)
  • $5/1 Claritin Liqui-gels 10-mg. (24-ct.)
  • $5/1 Colon Aide All Natural Colon Cleanser
  • $5/1 Conair Chopper 2-in-1 Trimmer
  • $0.50/1 Curad Products
  • $0.50/1 Dentemp Recapit Cement One Step Filling Mix (1-gm.)
  • $1/1 Doo Gro Hair Care
  • $1/1 Dr. Fresh Plaque Rinse Spiderman (16-oz.) or Firefly Toothbrush (2-pk.)
  • $2/1 Excedrin Menstrual Complete Express Gels (20-ct.)
  • $10/1 Finest Natural Glucosamine Chondroitin (180 or 240-ct.)
  • $5/1 Finest Natural Joint/Heart Health Softgels, Advance Joint Relief Softgels or Glucosamine Chondroitin (120-ct.)
  • $0.50/1 Glaceau Smart Water (1.5-liters)
  • $1/1 Heel Rescue Foot Cream (16-oz.)
  • $3/1 Hollywood Diet Cookie (12-pk.) or 48 Hr. Miracle Diet (32-oz.)
  • $10/1 Hydroxy Cut (70 to 72-ct.), Sachets (21-ct.)
  • $2/1 Huggies Wipes (184 or 216-pk.)
  • $0.30/1 Indiana Kettlecorn (3.5 to 10.5-oz.)
  • $2/1 Infusium 23 Leave-In Treatment (16 or 33.8-oz.), Shampoo or Conditioner (16-oz.)
  • $4/1 Iron Mike Virility Enhancer Tablets (60-ct.)
  • $3/1 Joint Juice Glucosamine 150-mg. (8-oz. 6-pk.)
  • $1/4 Mentos (1.32-oz.)
  • $2/1 Mitchum Smart Solid
  • $3/1 Mucinex 600-mg Tablets (100-ct.)
  • $1/1 Mucinex for Kids (4-oz. or 12-pk.)
  • $10/1 Neuragen PN (.17-oz.)
  • $3/1 NoDoz Maximum Strength (60-ct.)
  • $1/1 PediaSure Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate (8-oz. 6-pk.)
  • $1/2 Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers Cheddar or Xtra Cheddar (6.6-oz.)
  • $0.50/1 Quilted Northern (12-rolls)
  • $5/1 Rayovac Hearing Aid Battery (10, 13 or 312 24-pk.)
  • $4/1 Revlon Foundation ColorStay Mineral, Custom Creations or Beyond Natural
  • $1/2 Rock On or Energy Shot (2-pk.) Berry or Orange
  • $2/1 Sally Hershberger Shampoo, conditioner or Styling Product
  • $0.50/1 Simply Apple Juice or Lemonade (13.5-oz.)
  • $0.50/1 Summer’s Eve Feminine Products
  • $1/1 Sustenex Probiotic (30-ct.) or Digestive Advantage (32-ct.)
  • $5/1 Trigosamine Fast Acting Caplets (60-ct.)
  • $5/1 University Medical Face Lift Skin Care
  • $4/1 Viactiv Calcium Chews (60 or 90-ct.)
  • $1/1 W Medtime Planner
  • $5/1 W Scar Cream with SPF 30
  • $1/1 W Skin Care(Intensive Lotion (14-oz.), Cold Cream (9.5-oz.), Dry Skin Cream (10.1-oz.)
  • $1/1 Wal-born Plus Probiotic Effervescent Orange Tablets 10 ct
  • $10/1 Wal-itin 10-mg. Tablets (150-ct.)
  • $1/1 Walgreens Effervescent Cold Relief Plus Original Tablets (24-ct.)
  • $1/1 Walgreens Ora Relief Spray
  • $0.99/3 Wrigley’s Orbit Gum (14-pk.)
  • $1/1 Vagisil Max Strength or Satin Crème (1-oz.) or Wipes (12-pk.)

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Countdown is ON!

Just a reminder that Coupon Institute starts one week from TODAY!!
Keep collecting those newspaper coupons! And MAKE SURE you are signed up with your grocery store, CVS, R' US and other reward card programs!
We'll start next week with what to do them and how to use them.
See this post for information on the 10-week course!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mall deals

There are a couple of deals to be had at the mall!

Bath and Body works has a coupon for a free travel sized item with any purchase. Good through Oct 7th.

Through tomorrow if you join Victoria's Secret Pink nation, you can get 10 pairs of panties for only $25!  That is a STEAL for Victoria's Secret underwear!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Interesting facts from Racheal Ray

Racheal Ray had a show all about COUPONS today!!
Some interesting facts:

  • The highest number of people who use coupons make more than $75,000 a year
  • The lowest number of people who use coupons make less than $24,000 a year
  • And of all the $400 billion worth of coupons printed online, less than 1% are ever redeemed.

Crazy right?
Check my coupon bar in the top right corner for any coupons you might need for weekend grocery shopping!
I can't wait to teach you how to use those coupons in my Coupon Institute starting Oct 5th!

CVS advisor panel

 Sign up here to become a part of the new CVS advisor panel.  Sign up takes less than 5 minutes and there are Extra Care Bucks in it for you now and throughout the program, I'm sure!

Make sure you have your Extra Care Card number handy as you complete the application.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Toy's R Us deal

Toys R Us is having a GREAT sale week.  Per their ad, many toys are Buy 2, get the 3rd FREE!  Well that wasn't good enough for me, so the search for the coupons began.

I knew the Leapfrog products were included, and we have several of their products in our house (Tag, Leapster, etc..) There is also a new toy called My Pal Scout that we had been eyeing for Brody and I was waiting for a sale.

Well here is the deal I did today using coupons from here.
My Pal Scout: $19.99
Fridge Recorder (marked down 50%) $10.99--because this was such a good price, I bought TWO and the second one was free!
Star Wars Leapster game  $24.99
Spongebob Tag Book $13.99
Tinkerbell Tag Book  $13.99
Again, the second Tag book was free!

I also picked up 3 My Little Pony Toys (they were buy 2 get 1 free also)
Then I used a $5/$20 My Little Pony purchase coupon I had from an internet printable from earlier.

The other coupons I used:
- $4/1 My Pal Scout
-(2) $4/1 Tag book
-(2) $4/1 Fridge toy
-$5/1 Leapster game
My total for 9 toys was $68!  Average cost of each toy was $7.60!
Total before ALL coupons and free items was $130.

Some of the toys are getting stored for Christmas for my kiddos, the rest we will put up for presents for later or for birthday parties.

We have already received invites to birthday parties out here and if you think about how *most* people shop for birthdays, they typically go the week before to buy a gift and spend as much as $20 or $25!  This is because they are not stockpiling when the items are on sale!

I can't wait to teach you all these techniques in my Coupon Institute!  Are you signed up yet?

My Little Pony

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free food from Schwann's

This is a great deal.  Schwann's is giving the first 500,000 new customers FREE food.  I did this back in August, and picked out $10 of free food, entered my information and it was here the next week.  The best part is, that if you pick "pay on delivery" you don't even need to enter your payment information.  I got a bag of frozen cheese tortelini and it was YUM-MO!
My mother-in-law also did the deal in Alabama as well, so this is nationwide.
Go there NOW and get some free food!

Works for me Wednesday


Teacher Gifts:
Using cardstock and supplies I had on-hand I was able to make this little gift for my daughter's teacher (whose birthday is on Friday).  It includes 3x3 cards and envelopes for her to use. It closes up in a neat little packet and opens to reveal two pockets of the notecards.  I also found some 3" truffle bars at Target that would fit wonderfully in this as well.  Maybe a Halloween gift?
 Isn't this just the cutest thing?

A teacher gift for FREE definitely works for me!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Talk about the ultimate in free samples!
I have been a member of Vocalpoint for a few months now and I am LOVING it.  I have gotten a free (full sized) "sample" of the new Bounce Dryer bar, plus a high dollar coupon.  I recently registered to get a free Secret Deoderant and Olay ProX cream.  The only requirement is that you check back in to give your opinion on the product.
They have other features too including focus groups and surveys.  The more your participate in, the more stuff they send you!
I only recommend sites that I have personally tried and think are worth your time to check out.  My motto is, "If it's free, I want it!"

Free Toy's R Us event+Target deal

This Saturday at Toys R Us, attend a free birthday party for Geoffrey from 12-3.  There will be crafts and giveaways!
And Target has a great deal going on now for "Family Game Night":
Buy Connect 4x4 or Hungry, Hungry Hippos (or select other games) @ $15, Get a FREE 2 liter Pepsi AND a FREE 11.5 - 14.5 oz. Doritos Chips
Use one $4/1 printable coupon
Get it all for only $11!
Near the toy or travel section you might also find the Travel Sized Hungry Hungry Hippos game for $4.99.  Use the coupon to get it for $.99!  I bought two--paired with another gift, this will make a great kid's birthday gift.

We'll talk more about shopping at Target in our Coupon Institute.  Are you in?  See this post to "register" yourself in the comments.  Classes start the first week of October.  And don't forget the first pre-class assignment.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mailbox Monday--late night edition!

Here are the free samples and rebates I got this week!
It was a great money week: $30 rebate from a GPS at Staples, $10 Arcquest check for diaper study and $3.38 from Escrip purchases.

I love the samples and freebies from Walmart.  They always come pretty quickly and a decent size/portion!

To see the other freebies and samples that are STILL available check out "Cents"able Momma!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pre-class assignment for the Coupon Institute

To get ready for our first week of class coming soon, start collecting newspaper coupons for the next couple of weeks.  Keep your eyes open in your local mailers and even email in-box.

At a coffee shop on a Sunday?  See if anyone has left a discarded paper on the table with the coupons still in it!  Many patrons will get a paper to peruse while they enjoy their coffee and pastry, then leave the paper for the next patron to enjoy.  Many times, the papers will still have the advertisements and coupons STILL in them.  Collecting multiples of coupons will help when it comes to stockpiling those items your family eats frequently (in my house that is Pop Tarts!)

Save all of the coupon inserts for our first week of class (Coming in October) and be sure to label them with the date on the front.  If you need to clip coupons to use from now until then, feel free!  But try to keep the packets together so in our first week we can explore ways of getting organized for our shopping trips.

Lastly, if you don't have a store loyalty card, CVS ExtraCare Card or other loyalty programs (office supply stores and even Toys R Us have these too) SIGN UP NOW.
I just signed up for Kohl's email list the other day and got a $5 off a $5 purchase to use.  I am going to pair that with my Kohl's Cash and a great sale in a week or so and hopefully purchase the Shark Steam Pocket Mop I have had my eye on!!

*Don't forget to comment in the previous post if you are going to be "participating" in the Coupon Institute!*

Friday, September 18, 2009

Coupon Institute

Since staying at home I have found that I am a freak  serious about finding deals and saving money.  Does it take a little bit of time? Yes.  But it is worth it to me to save 60% or more at the stores.  

I want to share my knowledge with you and invite you to participate in my Coupon Institute.
Coupon Institute is a virtual classroom where I teach you how to "coupon" and slash you grocery budget in half.  I never thought it would be possible to feed my entire family of five by spending only $200/month at the stores.  I was never aware of how much food we wasted, threw out and let spoil.  

At Coupon Institute, I will take you from the beginning of your couponing journey and show you how creativity of thought--in meal planning, brand loyalty and spending--can help you change your way of shopping forever.
Our syllabus for Coupon University includes some of the following topics:

  • Getting organized
  • Mistakes beginners make
  • Beyond the pages of the newspaper
  • Price tracking
  • Stockpiling
  • Coupons: Money in your pocket
  • Meal planning and making it work for you
  • Drug store shopping for groceries (Yes, Groceries!)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Big Box shopping
  • Shopping alone
  • Saving when eating out
  • Using the internet to track and find deals
  • Freebies and Samples

This is just a few of the topics we will explore in our virtual classroom.  You will have homework "assignments" to help you on your coupon journey.   Any good teacher knows that most people LEARN by DOING.  There will also be a few surprises and goodies for you along the way.

Check in here every week for your next lesson and new assignment. Be sure to click the "Coupon Institute" link in my sidebar.  In ten weeks your grocery bill will not look the same again!!  

So who is with me?  I want to know who my students are!  In the comments leave your name, number of people in your household and your monthly grocery budget.  And just for fun, tell me what you like to "treat" yourself to while shopping.  My treat is the silence itself. I shop alone.  It is glorious.

Ready, Set, Save!

Fisher Price $20 off $100 purchase

What a rare high value coupon from Fisher Price!
Get a coupon for $20 off a $100 purchase on Go Baby Go or Laugh and Learn toys by Fisher Price.

The coupon is good until 12/1/09 so print now!  Toys R Us frequently does B1G1 sales, so it would be easy to get that total up to $100 that way.  I'm also thinking that Black Friday sales could make this a GREAT deal!

I get emails from Fisher Price since I ordered directly from their catalog once.  Most of the time the coupons are for use on items when ordering from their catalog or website, but not this one!  Print now since I don't know how long this coupon will be available.

3 Photo Cards for $1 Shipped

Shutterfly has a great deal going on right now! Get three photocards shipped to you for just 99 cents plus tax!!
Use the code 3FREECARDS when you check out.

I did a similar deal back in June when they offered a free photo card for Father's Day. It was GREAT and it arrived in just two days!

With Shutterfly, you can choose to have your cards shipped right to you or directly to your recipients. I can't wait to go make some cute Fall and Halloween cards for the grandparents!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Free meal at Zaxby's

I don't have any on the West Coast, but if you register at Zaxby's you can get a free meal deal.

Lots of restaurants have programs where you can sign up and get free food.

For example:
Red Robin will give you a free hamburger on your birthday!
Dakota gives a discount or free food your birthday as well.
Join the Quiznos QClub and get a free cookie!

And now, many of your favorite restaurants are on Facebook and Twitter as well as giving free stuff to those that "friend" or follow them.  Are you on Facebook?  Then check out TGIFridays and win a free burger.

Ready, set, save!

New Mcdonald's $1 Halloween Coupon Booklet!

These come out only a few times a year (and I must admit I have been known to buy them even BEFORE I had kids!) and I'm so happy they are BACK!
For a limited time, McDonald's is selling coupon books that include coupons for (4) free apple dippers, (4) free small cones and (4) free milk jugs or apple juice boxes. The best part? The entire book is just $1.
These are a great alternative to handing out the traditional Halloween candy bars. I might grab a few books for my daughter's Boo Bash at her school this year.
Okay, so maybe I'll keep one for me too.
Thanks, It's Hip to Save!

Do you Woot?

Check out the great deal each day at Woot and!
A few weeks ago, they had preschool-sized backpacks for just $2.48!
Today's deal is a set of two child's fishing poles for just $9.99!! That is a great price as one child sized fishing pole would run about $15 at Walmart or Target.  I might buy these now so when the boys are old enough, they can go fishing with dad!
And for those of you who are wine lovers, check out the daily deal at wine.woot too!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Up and Running

Hello all and welcome!
MOMumental Savings is UP AND RUNNING!
The adventures of this newly initiated stay-at-home mom is what led me to think that MORE people could save money, get creative and enjoy the everyday a little more by what I have to share. So what can you expect from this blog, exactly?

1. Shopping savings. I will be giving tips I have learned on my own coupon journey as well as introducing you to other ways to save money and websites that will help you achieve a lower shopping bill.

2. Freebie/Deal alerts. When I find a deal I think you, my readers, would be interested in, I will be passing the info along to you!

3. Couponing Institute. The "How to get started in saving money" formatted into a series of "classes." I will be writing a series of posts that will take you through my Coupon Institute each week to teach you how to be a serious saver. Earn your M.C. (Masters of Couponing) by majoring in frugal finance!

4. Creativity. This is truly What Works for Me! I have to get creative to re-energize my lifestyle! Don't worry, it won't all be about arts and crafts, we will talk about creativity of thought, getting creative with organization, and many other areas of our lives. And we will explore how being creative is the ultimate frugal choice.

I want to hear from you, my readers as well! Let me know What Works for YOU or what you would like to see more of in my blog.
So here we go people!

Ready, set, SAVE!