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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".

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

HEB's new Promo

HEB has made it a little harder to use the upcoming $10 OYNO coupon. They've made up some new rules to play by, making it more difficult to get the best deal. We buy $30 in P&G products and get a $10 coupon -supposedly for your next visit-but can't use it until 3/14! So, no more using a $10 coupon to do another deal. Another addition to this promo is, when it is time to use your coupon, your purchase must total $30 in order to use the $10 coupon. It seems that HEB has decided to become less generous all the way around.

On the plus side, there are still some very good deals that can be done and there is a rebate offer from P&G that I will be able to complete while doing this deal. I'm hoping that on the week of 3/14, HEB has some killer deals that I can use my $10 OYNO coupons on.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Huggies Wipes at Walgreens

For some reason, these Huggies wipes trigger a $2RR. They are on sale for $2.49 and there is a $0.50 man. coupon....................so how about some free wipes?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

CVS 2/26

CVS deals this week-

$3.79 ecb wyb Thermacare heat wrap lower back and hip $3.79 Free, L1
Mentos UP2U gum -- on sale for 99 cents per pack. Use the $1 off UP2U coupon from the 1/1 or the 2/5 Smartsource, and get your pack for free.
Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste -- on sale for $4.99, with $4 back in Extra Bucks.
use 75 cents off Colgate coupon from the 2/12SS  L2
Blistex -- assorted varieties on sale for 98 cents each. Buy two and use the $1 off 2 Blistex coupon from the 12/11SS
CVS pantiliners -- on sale for 50 cents per bag.
VO5 shampoo -- on sale for 77 cents per bottle.
Physician's Formula make-up, Get $7 ECB wyb $10 Limit 1
$1/1 Physician's Formula Cosmetic Product (SS 2/12)
$3/1 Physcian's Formula peelie
Schick Hydro Razor or Refill $8.49, Get $4 ECB no limit listed
$2/1 Schick Hydro razor (SS 2/12)
$2/1 Schick Hydro refill (SS 2/12)
$2/1 Schick Hydro refill (SS 2/26)
Schick Hydro Power or Silk Razor $9.99, Get $4 ECB no limit listed

$2/1 Schick Hydro razor (SS 2/12)
$4/1 Schick Hydro Power Select (SS 2/26)
$4/1 Schick Hydro Silk razor or refill (SS 2/26)

Walgreens 2/26 deals

Walgreens deals for this week-

Baby Magic dustless baby powder  $6, get $6 RR get $6 mail in rebate
Natrol Melatonin T/R 5 mg tablet, 100 count - $4 get $4 RR
On The Go drink mix - orange packet 30 S - $8 get $8 RR
Renew Life Ultimate Flora Daily Care 30 cps - $10 get $10 RR
Super Poligrip .75 oz - $1.99 get $2 RR
Belvita 8 pack breakfast biscuits - $2.99 get $2RR
$1/1coupon from 2/26SS
Nivea Lip Care - $2.99 get $2 RR
Burt's Bees Honey Natural Throat Drops $1.99 get $2RR
Trident Sugar Free Gum $0.69, with in ad coupon

Use $1/3 Trident Gum, Single Packs 01/08/2012 SS Insert (exp 03/04/2012)
Pay $0.36 each after coupons
BluScience EternalBlu Anti-Aging Support $10, Get $10 RR
5 Blade Men’s Razor System $3.99, Get $3 RR when you buy one

Pay $0.99 each after RR

Beautiful Sight

Isn't this a beautiful sight! Lisa and M'Lea at the Houston Livestock show today!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CVS shopping

This is what I got at CVS on Sunday. I did this all in 1 transaction.......
6 Luden's cough drops 3/$5-$10
1 Coldcalm  $6.99
4 Nivea lip gloss 2/$5=$10
1 Tylenol Precise=$7.49
3 Eclipse=3/$3
=$37.50
-$3 in coupons for Ludens
-$6 in coupons for Nivea
-$5 in coupons for Precise
=$23.48
-$22 in EBs
=$1.48+$0.03 tx cash OOP
got back $19 in EBs

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Walgreens Shopping

My Walgreens shopping-I did it in 1 transaction-
1 Goodies hair elastics $2.99
1 Air wick $7.99
1 pak of paper plates $.99
=$11.97
-$2 man coupon
=$9.97
-$9 in RR
=$0.97+ tax
and I got back a $2 and $4 RR

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Staples Shopping

Amanda and I shopped at Staples this morning. We have one not too far from our neighborhood. We were able to get all the free after rebate items!! I spent about $65 and will get it all back! I like that!

STAPLES-Sunday and Monday only

You can get the following in store items free after easy rebate: Valid Sunday and Monday ONLY


Staples® Copy Paper $5.49 - $5.49 Easy Rebate Limit 2 per household

Kleenex Standard Tissue $2.99 - $2.99 Easy Rebate Limit 2 per household

Staples Photo Paper $9.99 - $9.99 Easy Rebate Limit 2 per household

Staedtler Ballpoint Pens $5.99 - $5.99 Easy Rebate Limit 2 per household

Avery® 8160 White Inkjet Address Labels with Easy Peel®, 1" x 2-5/8", 750/Box $12.79 - $12.79 Easy Rebate Limit 1 per Household

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CVS 2/19

Coldcalm $6.99, Get $6.99 ECB when you buy one (Limit 1)

FREE after ECB

Eclipse Gum 3/$3, Get $2 ECB when you buy three (Limit 1)
Pay $0.33 each after ECB


Tylenol Precise Pain Relief $7.49, Get $2 ECB when you buy one (Limit 1)
Use $5/1 Tylenol Precise 2/19/2012 RP Insert (exp 2/26/2012)
Pay $0.49 each after coupon and ECB

Get $3 ECB WYB $10 Nivea (exc men’s facial care & clearance) (limit 1)


Nivea Lotion 13.5 oz; gel 8.4 oz or creme 6.8 oz $6.88
-$1.50/1 Nivea Body Lotion 13.5 oz+ printable or (RP 02/12/12)
Nivea Body wash 16.9 oz or body scrub 12 oz $4.88
-$1.50/1 Nivea Body Wash For Women 8.4 to 16.9 oz, exp. 2/25/12 (RP 02/12/12)
-$1.50/1 Nivea For Men Body Wash 8.4 to 16.9 oz, exp. 2/25/12 (RP 02/12/12)
Nivea Lip Care .17 to .2 oz 2/$5
-$3/2 Nivea Lip Care Products, exp. 2/25/12 (RP 02/12/12)
= .75 FOR NIVEA LIP

Get $3 ECB wyb (3) Luden's cough drops is a Feb. monthly deal. Limit 5

They will be on sale for 3/$5 this week for the 25-30ct.
Use 3 x $1/1 from the SS 11/13, pay $2, get $3 ECB. Or if you have the $1/2 coupon. Buy 6 bags - $10. Use 3 x $1/2 coupons. Pay $7 and get back $6 ECB.

Walgreens 2/19

Goody Ouchless Elastics 27 pk $2.99, get $2 RR
Price after RR = $.99

Tylenol Precise Pain Relief Cream 2.5 oz or 3-4 ct.Patch $5
use $5/1 from 2/19 RP
Price after Q = FREE



Got2B Stylers $5.99 BOGO
use $3/1 from 2/12 RP (one will be adjusted down to $2.99)
Price after Qs and BOGO = FREE

Lysol Neutra Air Freshmatic, Air Wick I Motion or Freshmatic, $7.99 = $4 RR

$1/1 Lysol Neutra Air Fabric Mist or Aerosol Can 02/05/2012 SS Insert (exp 03/06/2012
$2/1 Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit or Gadget Only Pack, excludes Free Item Packs 01/29/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/26/2012)
as low as $5.99 get back a $4 RR
Final Price: $1.99

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CVS 2/12

Here are the best deals at CVS this week:
Get $2 ECB WYB Colgate Total 4 to 4.2 oz $2.75 L2
-.75/1 Various Colgate including Total Advanced 4oz+, (SS 02/12SS
-.50/1, .35/1 Colgate Toothpaste SS 01/29SS

Mars Easter Singles assorted .9 to 2.25 oz or Peeps 5 ct 2/$1

$1/2 Mars Valentine’s Day Product,  01/29RP
= free

Spend $10 Get $3 ECB wyb Nivea (excludes Nivea Men's face care & clearance items) L1
Nivea Body wash 16.9 oz or body scrub 12 oz $4.00
Nivea Lip Care 2/$5
Nivea Lotion 13.5 oz gel 8.4 oz or cream 6.8 oz (excludes Good-bye Cellulite and Firming Q10) $6.88
-$3/2 Nivea Lip balm, $1.50 Nivea body wash, $1 Nivea body lotion coupon in 2/12 inserts.
Cheap Scenario: Buy four Nivea lip balm for $10, use two $3/2 coupon, pay $4 and get back $3 ecb

Carmex Lip Balm on sale for $1.50

-$1/1 carmex moisture plus ultra hydrating lip balm 2/5 Smartsource
Cheap Scenario: Buy 1 Carmex moisture plus ultra hydrating lip balm for 50 cents after coupon

9 Lives Cat food 4 pk 4/$5

-$1/3 9Lives Wet Cat Food 4 pk cans,  01/08RP

Get $5 ECB WYB $15 of these products (excl clearance) L1
Caress, Dove or Lever Bar soap 6 to 8 pk; Dove body wash 18 to 24 oz or cream oil body lotion 13.5 oz $6
Dove Shampoo, conditioner 12 oz or styler 4.9 to 25 oz 2/$6

-$1/1 Dove Hair Care Product (ets), 01/29RP
= $1 EACH FOR DOVE HAIR CARE

Maybelline Baby Lips Cash Card Deal Scenario : ALL Maybelline Eye, Face or Lip (BOGO 50% OFF)

Coupon: $2/1 Maybelline New York lip product 2/5 Redplum
Free Scenario: Buy 10 or 11 x Maybelline Baby Lips depending on if they are $3.99 or $3.89 ($29.93 or $31.09). Use 10 or 11 x $2/1 coupons ($20), Pay $9.93 or $9.09 Get a $10 Cash Card.

Cutting these for the cash card deal-just in case!
Nature Made Vitamins (BOGO Free)

Use $3/2 Nature Made Products 01/29/0201 SS
Use $1/1 Nature Made Product 01/29/2012 SS
Use $2/1 Nature Made Fish Oil, 1200 mg 01/08/2012 SS Insert

Walgreens 2/12

Here are the best Walgreens deals this week:

Get $5 RR WYB LypSyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief .3oz $5


got2b styling products $5.99 BOGO
-$3/1 got2b full size product 02/12 RP

Get $2 RR WYB St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin 36 ct, 81 mg dose $2
Bayer Aspirin B1G1 50% OFF (Low Dose Chewable Aspirin $1.99)
-$1/1 Bayer Aspirin 32 ct+,  01/01SS#2
-$1/1 Bayer Aspirin Product 20 ct+, SS 01/29SS
= 49¢ EACH!


russell stover valentine chocolate hearts .87-1.25 oz $.39 w/ in-ad coupon

Ricola Dual Action 19ct $1.29 Each

-$1/2 Ricola Bags 01/01SS
-$0.75/1 Ricola Dual Action  01/01SS
= AS LOW AS 54¢ EACH

B1G1F Hefty One Zip Bags 13 pack freezer or 12-22 count storage- $3.29

Coupon: $1/2 coupon from 1/1 RP
Cheap Scenario: Buy two for $3.29, use $1/2 coupon, pay $2.29 for 2 boxes

Possible Cottonelle Deal on 2/12: National Catalina starting 2/12-3/4. Get $3 RR wyb 2 Cottonelle packs or $4 RR wyb 3 Cottonelle packs. If catalina works at Walgreens like last time.


Cheap Scenario: Buy two Cottonelle Toilet Paper 12ct $5.00
Use (1) $1.00/1 Wags Feb Coupon Booklet (deducts $2.00)
Use two 50 cents off 1 coupon from 1/15 SS (some region got $1/1) coupon exp. 2/12
Pay: $7 & Get $3RR. $2 each Appears this is a no go!

Dark & Lovely or Soft Sheen Optimum Care Hair Relaxer, $6.99 = $5 RR

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday at CVS

I wanted to use my Suave manufacturer's  coupons expiring today, so I ran to CVS!
My total before coupons was almost $22, after coupons $10, used $8 in EBs and $2 cash and got back $10 in EBs!
My transaction-
2 Suave deod. $1 each=$2
3 Suave BW $2 each=$6
2 Suave Lotion $2 each=$4
4 Vasoline 3oz tubes $0.97 each =$3.88
1 Zarbee's children's cough syrup=$6
=$21.88
-2 x $0.75 deod Q=$1.50
-B2G1 free BW Q =$3.00(register auto deducted $3!)
-$1.50/2 lotion Q
-4 x$1 Vasoline Lotion Q =$3.88 (cashier adjusted last Q)
-$2 CVS CRT for B1 Suave lotion and 1 BW
=-$11.88 in coupons
=$10
-$8 in EBs
=$2 Cash OOP
got back $4EB for Suave and $6EB for Zarbee's
The $2 cash came back to me in the form of EBs-so this was a perfect deal! 

Update on Lisa (my niece)
She is making very steady progress at the rehab facility. She is receiving every kind of therapy available. PT, OT, ST,  etc. She will probably be transferred to another facility for about 2 weeks for more therapy to get her ready for home. Then she will be on her way home. My dear Sis writes an e-mail just about every evening giving us an update. Lisa is working very hard on walking. She continues to have memory loss, but again she is working very hard on this skill too.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

CVS 2/5

Here are the best CVS deals for the week of 2/5

Zarbees Children Cough Syrup (4 oz) $6, Get $6 ECB when you buy one (Limit 1)

Hershey’s Bliss 2/$6, Get $2 ECB when you buy two (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 Hershey’s Bliss,  All You, Feb 2012 
Pay $1 each after ECB and coupon

Lipton Tea, Sobe Lifewater 20 oz or Gatorade 32 oz 5/$5, Get $1 ECB when you buy five (Limit 1)
Pay $0.80 each after ECB

Blistex Five Star, Complete Moisture, Lip Medex, DCT or Herbal Answer $2, Get $1 ECB when you buy one (Limit 1)
Use $0.35/1 Blistex Lip Care Product 01/22 SS
Pay $0.65 each after ECB

Get $2 ECB WYB Porcelana Day or night cream 3 oz $6.99 (limit 1)

-$2/1 Porcelana Product (RP 01/29/12)
= $2.99 EACH

Get $4 ECB WYB $12 any Suave products (excl clearance) (limit 1)

Suave Keratin Infusion Smoothing shampoo or conditioner 12.6 oz 2/$6
Suave Naturals Body lotion 18 oz 2/$6
-.50/1 Suave Body Lotion Product, exp. 2/5/12 (RP 01/08/12 R)
-$1/1 Suave Body Lotion Product 18 oz+, exp. 2/5/12 (RP 01/08/12)
Suave Invisible Solid 1.4 oz $1
-.75/1, .50/1 Suave Deodorant Product, exp. 2/5/12 (RP 01/08/12 R)
Suave Professionals Shampoo, cond 12.6 to 14.5 oz, styler 3.25 to 11 oz 2/$4
-$1/2 Suave Professionals Hair Product (ets), exp. 2/5/12 (RP 01/08/12)
Suave or Kids Naturals shamp., cond. 22.5oz, Kids 2-in-1 shampoo 12oz 2/$3
$1/2 Suave Kids Hair Product, exp. 2/5/12 (RP 01/08/12)
Suave Body wash 12 oz 2/$4
-B2G1 Suave Naturals or Men’s Body Wash (ets), exp. 2/5/12 (RP 01/08/12)
= $1 MONEY MAKER ON DEO WITH .75/1 OR .17 EACH WITH .50/1
= .50 EACH FOR SUAVE KIDS SHAMPOO
= .67 EACH FOR SUAVE BODY WASH
= .83 SUAVE PROFESSIONALS
= $1 SUAVE LOTION

Walgreen's 2/5

Here are the best Walgreen's deals for the week of 2/5

Get $10 RR WYB Wet Synergy Lubricant 3.3oz $10

Get $4 RR WYB Sheets Energy Strips 10pk $3.99

Get $2 RR WYB St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin 36 ct, 81 mg dose $2

Colgate Dental Care 2/$6, Get $4 RR when you buy two
Use $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz+ 01/29 SS
Use $0.40/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excludes Plus & Extra Clean 01/29 SS
= $0.50 or $0.60 each after coupon and RR

Mars (Snickers Hearts) 1 or 1.2oz .39 (w/in ad Q)

-$1/2 Mars Valentine’s Day Product, exp. 2/14/12 (RP 01/29/12)
= FREE or .06 EACH WYB (3)

Biotene Oral Care B1G1 50% OFF
-$2.50/2, $1/1 Biotene Product, (RP 01/01/12)
= AS LOW AS .25 EACH FOR BIOTENE GUM


Mentos or Wrigley’s 5 Gum, Altoids Smalls .37oz, Tic Tac 1oz $.99
-.55/1 Mentos Bottle 15 pc+,  (SS 01/01/12 #2)
= $.44 EACH




One Dozen Large Eggs 99 cents

Valentine Gift Bag w/ Window or Gift Sacks $.13 with in ad Q limit 16

Friday, February 3, 2012

Freezer Cooking-Recipe Hop-Easy Chicken Spaghetti

Darlin Dan just loves this recipe! It is super easy and I try to make double so I can always have some in the freezer! I thought I would contribute it the the Dishing it Up Recipe Hop!

Ingredients:
2 cups Cooked Chicken

3 cups Dry Spaghetti, Broken Into Two Inch Pieces
2 cans Cream Of Mushroom Soup
2 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Finely Diced Green Pepper
1/4 cup Finely Diced Onion
2 cups Reserved Chicken Broth From Pot
1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1/8 teaspoon (to 1/4 Teaspoon) Cayenne Pepper(optional)
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1 cup Additional Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

directions-
Cook 1 cut up fryer and pick out the meat to make two cups. (I usually use whatever chicken I have in the freezer. If I only have chicken thighs, then that's what I use. ) Cook spaghetti in same chicken broth until almost done.  Do not overcook. When spaghetti is cooked, combine with remaining ingredients except additional 1 cup sharp cheddar.

Place mixture in casserole pan and top with remaining sharp cheddar. Cover and freeze up to six months,  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until bubbly.