Thursday, October 30, 2008


Sorry for the post on the gas card, geez, I'm a whole week behind!!!! and I'm sleepy.

Walgreens Info

Looking for the scoop on next weeks Walgreens and CVS deals?
Jaycie over at Coupon Geek (one of my favorite blogs) has them all ready for us. I love it when I don't have to do any work. Thanks Jaycie. Click here for Walgreens and here for CVS.

What are you planning to buy next week?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My favorite (easy) holiday cookie

Saturday morning is candy shopping time - All the Halloween candy will be clearanced and this is a great time to get some generic candy for the next holiday. Here's how I love to use little Milky Ways! (That I bought yesterday at CVS for $1 a bag)

The Peanut Butter Milky Way Cookie!!!!!

Oh how I love this cookie. Most people have never had it, yet it is one of the best cookies in the world!
Here's the recipe - are you ready?
One package of peanut butter cookie dough
One package of Milky Ways
Cut the Milky Ways into 1/2 inch size pieces
Wrap the candy with enough cookie dough to cover all sides.
Cook according to package directions.
The only hard part is letting them cool! (Which you want to do for a couple minutes before you remove them from the pan)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

And the winner is....

Here are your random numbers:12
Timestamp: 2008-10-26 10:17:24 UTC

The twelfth comment is from: Amber
I've emailed you, so if you haven't heard from me please contact me.

Well guys, thanks so much for you support! It was completely unexpected and has been very encouraging. I hope you'll stop by my shop at byfaith sometime.

Thanks again for all of your support!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Walgreens Coupon

Just in time for the new Easy Saver Catalog - Walgreens has a new coupon out. $5 off a $20 purchase. I just realized it was there while I was scanning through the box on your right. You can print it here!

I'm planning to use it on some rebate items...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stocking Stuffers: Part 5 Button Magnets

Here's a great gift you (or your child) can make!
Fabric button magnets:

Here's what you'll need:

I bought the buttons at WalMart.

Step One:
Remove the metal U from the back of the flat piece.

Step Two:
Place your fabric over the button "cup"

Step Three:
Place the rounded side of button inside the "cup"

Step Four:
Trim the extra fabric

Step Five:
Place the flat back in the cup and press with the included plastic thingy.

Step Six:
Stick a magnet on the back. I like the ones with the adhesive already on the back. (These came from Michael's but Walmart probably has them)
Voila! Ain't it great?

The boys are making these for their teachers for Christmas.
I'm making these for just about everyone, because I love them. They look so good on the fridge.
These are for Sharon.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

CVS Deal

I'm relatively new to the CVS/Walgreen game. I found out this week that there is a CVS only 15 minutes from our house (Duh!) Today I made my third CVS purchase, and I finally feel like I've got the hang of it. This was much more fun than Walgreens.

Cheese Crackers 1.00 (saved .69)
Excedrin Migraine 1.99 (saved 3.30)
Excedrin Migraine 1.99 (saved 3.30)
Colgate MaxFresh 2.99 (saved .30)
1 Coupon -1.50 Colgate (from All You)
2 Coupons -4.00 Excedrin
ECB used -1.98 (from pumpkin pails)
cash - .85
recieved a $2 ECB from the Colgate
So I saved $15.07 and recieved $2 towards my next purchase.
I've been converted - Sorry Walgreens!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Coupon Bag Giveaway!

It’s finally here - The Coupon Bag giveaway.
I’d like to introduce you to my new etsy shop - ByFaith. Home of my original design: The Coupon Bag.

Tired of lugging your coupons in the store in that box or file, all the while getting those looks from the other customers and staff? Here’s your answer! I hand make each bag to hold a 4x6 file box with room for a wallet, diaper and/or checkbook. (Need a different size? I’ll custom design one for you!)

This giveaway is for one of the three bag designs in my etsy store.

How do you win one?

1. Go to my etsy store.
2. Decide which bag you like the best…
3. Leave me a comment here stating the item name of which bag you like the best (That’s the one you’ll win) and leaving a form of contact, so I can let you know you won.
4. Have a blog? Link to my giveaway and leave me an additional comment saying that you did. You’ll have an extra chance to win!

The email addresses that I receive for this giveaway will only be used to contact the winner.

This giveaway starts now and will end on Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 AM.

I'll announce the winner Sunday afternoon. The winner will be determined by random using You’ll have 2 days to contact me or I’ll randomly select another winner.

Don't forget - You'll have to name the specific bag you want to win from ByFaith.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cereal Stockpile

Did I mention the Kellogg's cereal coupon that is out now? Here's Jacob with his enormous boxes of cereal (low sugar too!) After the $1 off coupon they were $1.50 per box. I think because of the size of the box this was a great deal at Walmart.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's Thursday!

It's Thursday again! Where did this week go? There's one thing I do every Thursday morning - check out LL Beans Thursday Morning Markdown here. They pick one item and drastically mark it down. Sometimes the deals are amazing, not so much today though. Don't forget to add it to your to do list!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Get it while it lasts! Kellogg's cereal coupons!

It looks like everyone is as excited about the Kellogg's $1 off any box coupon that you can print at the box on your right. Yesterday at Walmart I bought the giant boxes of Fruit Loops Reduced Sugar on sale for $2.50. With the $1 off coupon it was $1.50 per box. So get on the bandwagon and print you some Kellogg's coupons!

PRINTING TIP: If you clip on the see all coupons tab it will list the coupons and you can put a check mark next to the ones you want to print!

Another Magazine Deal

Here's another great magazine deal. I go here Best Deal Magazines almost everyday to see what the special of the day is. Today it is Cabela's for $3.97/year! My hubby will love this! What about yours? My boys will love to look at it too. It's great to introduce non-fiction literature to your kids. I also ordered a year subscription to Alaska magazine for my 6 year old. He loves geography/maps/history and Alaska is his favorite subject.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Stocking Stuffers: Part 4

Here's a couple great ideas for those young gals in your life:

I recently purchased the "french manicure set" from ELF for $3 for my oldest neice. As a new teen she is gonna love this. (As a grown up I kinda liked it too.)

Walgreens has BonneBell on sale 40% off this week and you can get a $1 off coupon here.

What girl doesn't love lipgloss and nail polish? And don't we love to see them smile?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Walgreens Deals Week of 10-12

I'm not too crazy about Walgreens this week, but I am very excited about the Dimatapp deal! Dimatapp is on sale for $3.99 and if you buy 3 you get $10 Register Rewards! Use the coupon here and you will get $2 off each bottle. (HINT: print multiple copies at one time by changing the number of copies from 1 to however many you need.) This will end up being a $4 money maker. I'm going to take the $10 RR and buy the Hershey's Halloween Candy that is on sale for 4/$10 with a $5 rebate.
What are you planning to do?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stocking Stuffer Part 3

One of my favorite things to give at Christmas is a magazine subscription. This is a gift that keeps on giving all year long. I love getting magazines in the mail - I love getting anything in the mail (except bills).
For those of you who have a Upromise account there's a great deal going on! has a list of magazines that are an additional $5 off with the coupon code UPMAG08. My husband is getting a couple of magazines for Christmas. I love to collect them in the mail and then wrap them in boxes, so it is a surprise on Christmas morning. Outdoor Life and Field and Stream are two on the list! And you know - Men are the hardest to buy for at Christmas.
Wait there's more - is going to put 25% of your purchase into your child's Upromise account!
So go log into your Upromise account and check out!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Walgreens Update

I went in to our local Walgreens on Monday and was surprised to find out that they are treating customers with coupons suspiciously. According to the Manager (who reviewed each coupon I had with due diligence) Walgreens sent out an email on Friday that warned that they were having problems with coupon scammers. Unfortunately the clerk at the front was confused and thought I could only use one coupon for anything. The manager explained that we can still use the Walgreen coupon with the Manufactured coupon. They are especially watching for buy one get one free coupons and transactions with buy one get one free. Also they refused to let me use more than one Register Reward. The manager said I should split my transactions up so I could use more than one.
Anyway - I didn't like being treated like a criminal - even though they accepted every coupon I had (with the exception of the Reg. Rewards).
So if you were planning to use buy one get one free coupons at Walgreens, just be sure you're not using more than one coupon for the two items.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Commissary Savings

Just made a quick trip to the commissary and here's the great deals I found there:

1. Orville Redenbacher's Natural Popcorn - $1.14 a box - $1.00 coupon from recent ad =$.14
2. 32oz. Yoplait yogurt $1.68 - $1.00 printable coupon = $.68
3. Yoplait kids' yogurt $1.89 - $1.50 printable coupon = $.39
4. Pillsbury brownie mixes are $.75
5. Surf $2.50 (32 loads)

That's about it though.. I have seen better sales.

The Yoplait coupon came from:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Stocking Stuffers" Part 2

Ok, this is not really a stocking stuffer per se.

Today Jacob brought home his Scholastic order forms from preschool. I always buy books from Scholastic because they are cheaper and because the classroom recieves books because of my purchase. I always buy the $1 book located on the cover page. Today it occured to me that this is the perfect classroom gift! Every year I buy candy and pencils for Josh's classmates and end up spending about $1 each on the kids. This year I plan to buy a copy of the $1 book from the October flier for each child. Why not consider doing the same for your child's classmates?

Here's a couple reasons why:

1. It's cheap

2. Books last longer than candy

3. The classroom will earn additional books because of your purchase

4. There are children in your child's class who do not own a single book. We assume because we provide for our children that other parents do as well. But it is simply not true. Make a child's day and give them their first book.

Happy giving!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Coupon Bag

I've spent a few days planning this bag out in my mind, a few hours on paper and a few more hours putting it together. But here it is. This is my very own design. If there is another out there, I haven't seen it anyhow.

So who's gonna look stylish at the store now? Me and my one of a kind coupon bag.

I'm so happy.

The fabric is by Chez Moi - Moda. I fell in love with it at the quilting store.