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I'm so addicted to couponing and chasing a good deal. Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband We've been married 12 years. (He must love me very much because he puts up with my couponing and low carb cooking)!!! We live in San Antonio, home of the NBA champions, San Antonio Spurs!! I am a big Dallas Cowboys fan and have always admired my favorite player, Roger Staubach. We belong to a Texas Hold 'em Poker League and have made some really good friends while playing poker. I am a proud Grandmother and love spending time with my "munchkins".

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Shopping

I got some great shopping in today........................CVS, Walgreen's & Target!! I wanted to get to HEB but ran out of time.
My CVS shopping -I bought about $73 worth of goodies and I got all this for under $3 cash OOP-I forgot to use my CVS gift card!! I did this in 3 transactions. I started with $11 in EBs and ended with $14........so I actually got all this for free!


My Wag's shopping-2 transactions and spent a total of $0.33 cash OOP for $21 worth of goodies! I started with a $10RR and ended up with a $10RR!!


My Target shopping-2 transactions-I bought $32.33 worth of goodies and spent $0 cash OOP- $12.33 on a Target GC I received at Christmas and got back $10 in GC for the Vicks!! So I actually spent $2.33 in GCs. The Vicks ended up being about $0.22 each after coupons and gift card.  This size of IAMs cat food is $3 and I used the new $3 couon in the PG insert we received today in the newspaper. The Vasoline lotion is $2.99 -$1 man. coupon and $1 Target internet coupon.

My total for today-I bought about $126 worth of goodies and spent about $3.33 cash OOP!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

CVS 1/29

CVS Goodies This Week



Get $.87 ECB WYB Hershey’s Milk chocolate bunny, Cadbury Egg, Reese’s single egg 1.2 oz or Cadbury mini eggs 1.5 oz $.87 (limit 1)(Sunday, Monday,Tuesday)




Get $6 ECB WYB $12 any products below (limit 2)

ALL Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick AP/Deo. 2.3 to 3 oz $1.99
-B1G1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick AP/deo. (ets), exp. 02/15/12 (SS 01/29/12)
Colgate Total or Sensitive Toothpaste 5.8 to 6 oz $2.74
-.50/1 Colgate toothpaste 4oz+, exp. 02/18/12 (SS 01/29/12)
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advance Toothpaste (ets) (CVS, Reinventing Beauty, Winter)
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 1/31/12 (ALL YOU Dec ’11)
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive Pro-Relief 4 oz+ (SS 01/15/12)
-$1/1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste (ets) (CVS, Reinventing Beauty, Winter)
Colgate 360 Toothbrush $2.89
-.40/1 Colgate adult or kids manual (excl Plus & Extra Clean) (SS 01/29/12)
Irish Spring Body wash 15 to 18 oz, bar soap 3 to 4 pk; Softsoap liquid or foaming hand soap 8 to 8.5 oz $3
-.50/1 Irish Spring multi-bar pk 3pk+, exp. 02/18/12 (SS 01/29/12)
-$1/1 Irish Spring body wash (ets 2.5oz), exp. 02/18/12 (SS 01/29/12)
-.40/1 Softsoap hand soap pump 8oz+ or refill, exp. 02/18/12 (SS 01/29/12)
= FREE SPEED STICK OR LADY SPEED STICK WYB (6)

Dawn 9 to 10.3 oz $.98

-.25/1 Dawn Product, exp. 1/31/12 (P&G 01/01/12 R)
-.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, exp. 1/31/12 (P&G 01/01/12)
= $.48 FOR HAND RENEWAL

Get $3 ECB WYB $10 (limit 1)

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 22 to 30 oz 2/$6
Lipton Tea bags 20 to 100 ct 2/$6
-.40/1 Lipton Tea Bags, To Go or Iced Tea Mix, exp. 02/26/12 (RP 01/29/12)
-.50/1 Lipton Tea Bags, exp. 02/26/12 (RP 01/29/12)
Bertolli or Ragu Pasta Sauce 15 to 24 oz 3/$5
-.50/1 Ragu pasta sauce (ets), exp. 02/26/12 (RP 01/29/12)
= .67 EACH FOR RAGU

$3 ECB wyb Tom's of Maine Deodorant, Toothpaste or Mouthwash $3.99 Limit 2


Get $4 ECB wyb (3) Pepsi 12 pack 3/$10 Limit 1

Walgreens Deals 1/29

Walgreens Goodies This Week

St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin 36 ct. 81 mg $2, get $2 RR


Pur-Absorb Iron Supplement 28 pks. $10, get $10 RR

Blink Tears Eye Care .33 - .5 oz $8, get $8 RR
use $1/1 from 1/15 SS
Price after Q and RR = $1 moneymaker


Mars Snickers Creme Heart – $0.50

Use $1.00/2 Mars Valentine’s Day Product from RP 1/29
Final Price 2 for FREE

Select Softsoap, Irish Spring or Colgate Personal Care Products – 4/$12 = $4 RR

Buy 4, Use (4) $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz+ 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 02/18/12)
Or (4) $1/1 Irish Spring Body Wash, excludes 2.5 oz+ 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 02/18/12)
Or (4) $0.50/1 Irish Springs Bar Soap, 3 pk+ 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 02/18/12)
Or (4) $0.75/1 Softsoap Body Wash, 12 oz+ 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 02/18/12)
Or (4) $0.50/1 Softsoap Bar Soap, 2 ct+ 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 02/18/12)
Or (4) $0.40/1 Softsoap Hand Soap or Refill, 8 oz+ 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 02/18/12)
You pay as low as $8.00, get back $4.00 RR
Final price as low as $1.00 each after RR

Lysol Neutra Air or Air Wick iMotion/Freshmatic – $7.99 = $4 RR

$2/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit or Freshmatic Compact Kit 01/01/12 SS Insert (exp 01/29/12)
You pay $5.99, get back $4.00 RR
Final price $1.99 each after RR



Alka-Seltzer Plus (20 ct.) or Digestive Relief (24-36 ct.) – $3.99 = $5 RR WYB $15 +

$2/1 Alka-Seltzer or Plus Product 01/01/12 SS Insert (exp 03/31/12)
$2/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus 12/04/11 RP Insert (exp 03/31/12)
$1/1 Alka-Seltzer 12/04/11 RP Insert (exp 03/31/12)
$2/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Product 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 04/30/12)
$1/1 Alka-Seltzer Product 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 04/30/12)
Deal Idea
Buy (4) Alka-Seltzer Plus (20 ct.) or Digestive Relief (24-36 ct.) – $3.99
Use (4) $2/1 Alka-Seltzer or Plus Product 01/01/12 SS Insert (exp 03/31/12)
Or (4) $2/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus 12/04/11 RP Insert (exp 03/31/12)
Or (4) $2/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Product 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 04/30/12)
You pay 7.96, get back $5.00 RR
Final price $0.74 each after RR

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No Shopping for Jeri

I haven't made it to Walgreens or CVS this week. I did something to my back and am trying to rest it as much as possible. I'm taking my extra super cheap Aleve and using a heating pad almost all the time. I get very annoyed with myself when my back feels like this. I want to keep my regular schedule but know my back will take longer to recover if I don't rest it. I'm hoping tomorrow will be a better day and I can get to both CVS and Walgreens!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Walgreens 1/22

Best deals at Walgreens this week-

Ultimate Flurry protein bar, 1.6 oz - $1.99 get $2 RR

Free Scenario: Buy 1 for $1.99, get $2 RR.



Triaminic cold, cough, fever or allergy relief - 2/$10 get $5 RR
Coupons: Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever $3/1 (2/15/12) 12/4 Smartsource
Triaminic $1/1 Fever Reducer Pain Reliever product (4/30/12) 1/22 Smartsource
Triaminic $3/2 products (4/30/12) 1/22 Smartsource
Buy two Fever Reducer Pain Reliever for $4 after two $3 coupons, get back $5

Stayfree maxi pads 14-24 Pack $1.99

Coupon; Stayfree BOGO on any product no trial up to $4.49 (2/15/12) 1/8 Smartsource
 Buy two for $1.99, use B1G1F coupon, pay $1.99. 99 cents each

CVS 1/22

Best deals this week at CVS

Get $9.99 EB wyb Estroven Maximum Strength 28ct. $9.99 Limit 1


Get $2 EB wyb Blistex Deep renewal, Fruit Smoothie, Silk & Shine, medicated ointment, Revive & Restore $2.87 Limit 1

- Blistex $.35/1 lip care product 1/22 SS
=$0.52 after Q and EB

Kotex, Always or Care Free Pantiliners 16-22ct $0.99

-$1 U by Kotex product 1/15SS
=free

Get $5 EB when you buy Neosporin Essentials Trial Pack ($13.79), Daily Body Wash ($9.79), Anti-itch Cream ($8.79) Limit more than 4. Must do in separate transactions for the ECB to print on each one.

-$3/1 Neosporin Essentials 1/22SS
 Buy (1) Anti-itch cream $8.79
Use $3 coupon, Pay $5.79 and get back $5 EB.
=$0.79 after Q and EB

Get $7 EB WYB 2 Revlon items below (excl clearance) (limit 1)

Revlon Face, Eye, Lip or Beauty Tools
= FREE OR BETTER (LOOK FOR CHEAP BEAUTY TOOLS!)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Walgreens deal

This deal is awesome:
4 Aleve's $3.99 each= 15.96
1 thermacare $2.49
1 Walgreen's candy $.99
=$19.44
-2 of the $5/2 Aleve coupons (12/4RP)=-$10
-.50 in ad coupon for candy
=$8.94
-$6 South Beach Bar RR
-$1.25 Glade RR
=$1.69 on GC
got back $5RR for Aleve and $2.50RR for Thermacare

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Shopping at Walgreen's

I had $10 in RR's, so I used these to buy:

Transaction #1
Estroven PM and 2 of the Walgreens candies on sales for $0.49 each. I paid about $1 on my GC and got back a $10 RR.

Transaction #2
South Beach Bars $5.99
Thermacare $2.49
Glade Decor Scents Warmer $2.99
=$11. 47
-$0.75 coupon for Glade in 1/15SS
=$10.72
-$10RR
=$0.72 cash OOP
I got back a $6RR, $2.50RR, and a $1.25RR

I plan to do this a couple of times this week. I'm liking the free South Beach Bars!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

No Shop Sunday

Darlin Dan and I had a wonderful day. We went to the movies with some movie passes we've had sitting around. We saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Wow, what a movie!  Then, we went to Red Lobster and had a great meal using a gift card (Christmas present). No shopping for me today. I'll try to get to Walgreens and CVS tomorrow!


Update on Lisa-I got to talk to my niece on the phone yesterday!! I am so elated!! She is making improvements daily.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

CVS 1/15/2012

CVS Best Deals for this week:

Get $3 ECB WYB 3 American Greetings or Hallmark Cards (limit 1) = FREE!


Spend $12 Get $4 ECB wyb these Glade or Oust products: Limit 1

Scented oil PlugIns refills 2pk 1.42 oz total, Sense & Spray 0.43 oz or Lasting Impressions 1.42 oz $5
Oust 10-12 oz, Glade spray 9.7 oz, Fabric Spray 22 oz, Sense & Spray refill, oil candle refills 4ct., decor holder, PlugIns refill 0.28-0.71 oz or candle 4 oz $3
Coupons: $3/1 Glade Scented Oil Lasting Impressions holder 1/15 Smartsource$3/1 Glade Sense & Spray starter kit 1/15 Smartsource
 Buy 3 Sense and Spray or Lasting Impressions Kit for $15, use three $3 coupons, pay $6 and get $4 ecb back. 67 cents each

Dawn or Ultra Gain Dish liquid 9 to 10.3 oz $.99

-.25/1 Dawn Product, exp. 1/31/12 (P&G 01/01/12 R)
-.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, exp. 1/31/12 (P&G 01/01/12

Softsoap liquid hand soap 5.5 to 7.5 oz $.99

-$.40/1 Softsoap (no size restriction) x2/20 (SS en Espanol 01/08/12)
= .59 EACH

Dove, Yardley, Lever 3.15 to 4.25 oz single bar or Ivory 3 pk (excl Yardley Naturals) $.99
-.35/1 Ivory Bar, exp. 1/31/12 (P&G 01/01/12)
= .64 EACH

Get $3 ECB wyb Almay Intense i-Color Shadow, liner or mascara $5.99 Limit 1

$2/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, any - 01-01-12 SS

Walgreens 1/15/2012

Some of the best deals this week at Walgreens:

Abrexin weight loss supplement, 30 ct - $10 get $10 RR


Estroven PM, 24 ct caplets - $10 get $10 RR

South Beach diet snack or meal bars, 5 pack - $5.99 get $6 RR

Thermacare pain relief - single pack neck, wrist & shoulder or menstrual heatwrap - $2.49 get $2.49 RR

.Glade decor scents holder or refill pack, $2.99, get $1.25 RR
Use Glade $.75/1 decor scents holder or refill pack 1/15SS
= $2.24 after coupon, get back $1.25 RR.

Speed Stick and Lady’s Speed Stick 2/$5, Get $2 RR when you buy two

Use $1/1 Speed stick or lady Speed stick 01/01SS
= $0.50 each after coupon and RR


Purchase $10 Worth of Products, Get $3 RR

Robitussin, Dimetapp, Advil Congestion Relief $5
Buy (2) Advil Congestion Relief $5

Use (2) $3/1 Advil Congestion Relief, Cold & Sinus or Allergy Sinus 12/11 RP
=$0.50 each after coupons and RR

Monday, January 9, 2012

HEB frozen sauced veggies and rice coupon

HEB has a great yellow coupon right now-$1 off HEB brand frozen  sauced vegetables or rice. I'm finding alot of bags running $1.44-$1.50 a bag, so $0.44-$0.50 after coupon. There's quite a variety and I will be filling up my freezer. I found some brussel sprouts with butter sauce today! I ate the fried rice for lunch today and I love having that kind of lunch at that price.  The yellow coupon is good until January 31, so we have some time to load up.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

CVS Deals 1/8

Here are the best deals at CVS this week:

Get $4.99 ECB WYB Kodak Archive DVD $4.99 (limit 1)

Get $.75 ECB WYB Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08 to 2.15 oz $.75 (limit 1)
Get a $3.49 ECB WYB CVS Vitamin C 400iu 100ct $3.49
Suave Invisible solid 1.4 oz $1
-.75/1 Suave deodorant product (ets), exp. 02/5/12 (RP 01/08/12)
= $.25 EACH!
Get $2 ECB WYB GE Energy Smart 40, 60, 75 or 100 watt 1 pk $2.99 (limit 1)
= $.99 EACH
Get $2 ECB WYB Reach toothbrush; Listerine Advanced or Total Care 500 ml $3.99 (limit 2)
-$1/1 Various including Reach kids toothbrush, exp. 03/31/12 (SS 01/08/12 #2)
= 99¢ EACH
Get $1 ECB WYB CVS Hydrogen Peroxide Value pk, 32 oz total $2 (limit 3)
= $1 FOR THE 2PK

Walgreens Best Deals 1/8

Here are the best deals at Walgreens this week:

Syntha-6 meal replacement bar, 1.59 oz - $1.89 get $1.89 RR


Kids Omega Smart Ultimate fish oils, 60 ct Omega-3 with DHA - $10 get $10 RR

Colgate Total toothpaste, 4 oz or 360 Clean toothbrush - 2/$6 get $4 RR

Coupons: $1 off 1 Colgate Total coupon in Walgreens Diabetes and You Magazine
$.75/1 Colgate adult or kids manual toothbrush in 1/1 Smartsource
$.75/1 Colgate toothpaste 4oz+ in 1/1 Smartsource

Buy four Chex Mix 4.5 oz or larger on 4/$6 sale
-$1/4 Chex Mix 5.5 or 8.75 oz (5743) Walgreens January Book
-.50/2 Chex 4.5oz+ Mix or 100 Calorie Snack, exp. 03/3/12 (GM 01/08/12)
Get a $3 RR WYB (5), a $2 RR WYB (4) or $1 RR WYB (3) Chex Mix 4.5oz+4/$6




Equal Sweetener 115 packets $2.49
-$2/1 Equal Sucralose or Equal Classic 100 ct+, exp. 1/23/12 (SS 10/23/11)
= $.49 EACH

Get $3 Register Rewards WYB Tylenol Precise Cream, 2.5oz, or Patches, 3-4pk @ - $5.99

$2/1 Precise Product From The Makers of Tylenol, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11)
$5/2 Precise Product From The Makers of Tylenol, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11)
$2/1 Precise from Tylenol, exp. 3/1/12 (SS 09/11/11 #2)


Blistex or Carmex Lip Balm $0.99, with in ad coupon

 $1/2 Blistex Lip Care Product 11/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 01/31/2012)
$0.25/1 Blistex Lip Care Product 11/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 01/31/2012)
$1/2 Carmex Lip Balm 10/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 01/31/2012)
 $0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm 10/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 01/31/2012)



Buy $20 get $10 RR:

Prevacid, 28 ct - $20
Gas-X, 18 or 24 ct - $5
Ex-Lax, 24 ct - $5
Maalox 90 ct or liquid - $5
Benefiber - $10
Deal Idea:

Buy (4) Gas X Products $5
Use (2) $3/2 Benefiber, Gas-X, Prevacid 24HR, Maalox Advanced 01/08/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/29/2012)
Pay $1 each after coupon and RR

Friday, January 6, 2012

Update on Lisa

I am thrilled to report that Lisa has been moved to TIRR (the facility Gabrielle Giffords went to after her horrible ordeal) and will be receiving intensive therapy! My sis informed us that the Drs. adjusted her meds and shipped her off! What a relief!

Crockpot Easy Chicken Posole


I thought I would join this recipe hop! I've been looking it over at Thrifty Texas Penny and have enjoyed looking over the various recipes!

I have a nice crockpot dish that my Darlin Dan loves!

Crockpt Easy Chicken Posole

2 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves-I usually use any chicken I have-we're not picky
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced or use garlic powder if you don't have the fresh garlic
2 1/2 quarts chicken broth
3 cups water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
3 cups white hominy, rinsed and drained-I use a big can of Juanita's mexican hominy

Serve with- warmed Corn Tortillas, Tortilla chips, or Tostada shells
Optional garnishes-
chopped onion, chopped cilantro, lemon wedges, avocado slices, radishes sliced thinly, grated cheese
(personal fav-chopped onion and cilantro w/lemon juice squeezed on top)

Directions

Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot. Put remaining ingredients in and stir the top to mix in spices. Cover and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours, or until chicken  is cooked through and tender. Remove chicken from CrockPot and shred or just cut up chicken. Return chicken to the crockpot, stir to combine. Taste to adjust seasonings, adding more salt and chili powder, if desired. Serve in soup bowls desired granishes.
YUM!







Thursday, January 5, 2012

katy couponers: Heb - Some decent deals with Yellow Coupons and Ma...

katy couponers: Heb - Some decent deals with Yellow Coupons and Ma...: Stopped into HEB to look for new P&G Yellow coupons since the really great Duracell and Always/Tampax one expired yesterday. Unfortunately,...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Prayers for Lisa

Lisa had a setback yesterday. She suffered a bad seizure and has been transferred to the neurology floor of the hospital instead of going to TIRR-an intensive rehab setting. The family is so concerned and worried about this.  Please pray!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Great Deal on Tennis Shoes

Darlin Dan and I needed some new tennis shoes and I had a plan. We had not bought tennis shoes since August of 2010. These shoes are now looking pretty sad. We wore them out.  At that time, we spent $55 for two pair.  This year we did even better! My plan was to do pretty much all of our Christmas shopping at Kohl's with 30% off plus receiving Kohl's cash and then use the Kohl's cash for our new tennies.  I was hoping that the tennies would go on sale and they did.  So we had $60 in Kohl's cash expiring on Jan. 2. We were able to buy 2 pair of tennies for $20 after Kohl's cash and 15% off the balance (an internet coupon)!! Our receipt said we saved over $100. Now I plan to pay off the credit card balance this month and will avoid extra finance charges. This was one of our more frugal Christmases.

Now how sad is this? At this moment, I'm spending the money I saved yesterday on a new car battery. BooHoo!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Some Sunday Shopping


CVS 01/01/2012
I bought moneymaker nivea lip care 4/$10 used 2 $3/2 coupons and got back $5EB
cheap ivory soap(free w/ a Q I had from enclosed coupons from paper towels) and oral b battery toothbrushes (($5.99each-$3 Q and get $2EB=$0.99 each).
I bought the Special K bars for 4/$/5 after coupons and EBs.
I burned my $5 EB that spit out for spending $50 in beauty products plus $1EB from my regular EBs. I spent about $1 on my CVS gift card! No cash OOP!

WAGS 01/01/2012
Darlin Dan needed some Mucinex "stat" and I noticed that Walgreens had a deal on them. Not free, but this stuff is expensive!! Anyway I had $16 in RRs expiring on 1/2/12 and wanted to spend them. This seemed pretty good-
2 mucinex $10each(I grabbed the 20 count-reg. $16.99each!)=$20 (-2 of the $1 MQ), 2 childrens Triaminc fever reducer 2/$10 (-2 of the $3 MQ) and 5 clearance Christmas candies $0.14 each(needed fillers for my RR count). My total was $30.90-$8 in MQs=$22.60-$16 in RRs=$6.60  on my WAGS GC I got from my Healthmiles! I got back a $5RR for the Triaminic and a $6RR for the mucinex. No cash OOP!!

So I bought about $64 worth of goodies yesterday for no cash OOP and a total of $7.70 on my gift cards. I did burn a few EBs and RRs.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

HEB's $10 P&G catalina deal good through 1/11

HEB now has a $10 on your next offer catalina when you spend $30 on P&G products! There's some really great deals to be made. Your $30 can be hit before all coupons.  The new P&G insert hit the streets today and there are some great coupons in it. HEB also has some really good yellow coupons right now for some of the products.

Some of the products included in the deal are-Tide, Cascade, Charmin, Downy, Dawn, Bounty, Pampers, Dreft, Pepto, Metamucil, Secret, Always, Aussie, Gillette, Ivory, Olay, Oral-B, Braun, Align, Old Spice, Febreze, Bounce, Duracell, Prilosec, Crest, Tampax, Iams, Herbal Essences, Cheer, Luvs, Puffs, Nic 'n Easy, Gain, Clairal, Pantene, Head and Shoulders, Pur, Vicks, Mr. Clean, Fixodent, Pringles, Scope Outlast, Covergirl, Clearblue, Natural Instincts, and Swiffer.

Go to Katy's Couponers to see some of her transaction suggestions!