Saturday, June 25, 2011

Splenda Sample

Free Sample of Splenda

Splenda Logo

Go here to request your free sample of Splenda! 

Free Disney planning DVD

I want to give my kids an incentive... I can tell them we are planning to go to Disney, or I can show them. I think they would react MUCH more to me showing them. You see, I have a ten year old going on 30 who thinks she's too big to do the "small" stuff. So this works perfectly! My other two would love to go. They are 8 and 3. So, if you have the same idea in mind. Go sign up for your free DVD.

Disney Parks

Anyone Headed to CVS this weekend?

I have to admit with three girls always in tow, I don't usually go to CVS. After reading all the blogs, and seeing some good deals I decided to sit down and work out something that will work for my family and our budget. So, just because I feel like sharing today, here it is:

Lysol Hand Sanitizer 12.99 (purchase 2)
Purchase 20.00 or more and get 10 ECB's
Use 2 3.00 off coupons from last weeks paper
Final price: 9.98 for 2!

RePhresh Tampons 6.79
Get 6.79 ECB's
Use 1.00 Coupon
Final Price: Free

Powerade 5/$5
Get 2 ECB's
Final Price 5/$3

2 Pantene for 6.97
Use 3.00/2 coupon from last week
Get 2 ECB's
Final price: 1.97 for two!

Tums 3.99
Use 1.00 coupon
Get 1 ECB
Final price: 1.99

I will be rolling my transactions for a total OOP of 11.97+ tax. Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tips and Tricks

I have said before that I started by jumping head first into couponing and learning along the way. I wanted to take a few minutes to go over some very easy things that I didn't even think of as I was starting off. 

1. Go through all the items that you buy, write down the manufacturer, then take that list, go online, contact them and tell them how wonderful their product is. More often than not, they will send you coupons. 

2. Facebook is a BIG world, and a wonderful world for those of us that like coupons and freebies. Find the manufacturer, like them, and even look on the left hand side of their page to see if they offer coupons, giveaways and freebies. Almost every day I find 2-3 freebies, and a lot more giveaways. 

3. Search different blogs, different people find different deals and it is definitely nice to have a variety. I do have a few favorite blogs, and I will definitely be listing them soon, but the first one I ever started off with was Freebies4Mom. Go on over, check out all her amazing information. I love her! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Snyders of Hanover Rewards

Ok, I have to confess, I've been eating their pretzels for years and didn't know they had a reward program. So, this was pretty cool to find this morning. All you do is go to their website, print out the redemption form, send in the appropriate shipping (2.50 per item requested), and whaaalaaa. 

Icee Points

Something fun my kids like to do is collect Icee Points... its a neat little program where you collect the points off of your Icee cup and send them in to get cool prizes (you do pay a minimal shipping charge). Check out their offers on

Trident Sweepstakes

Trident® Chewing Gum

Trident has a sweepstakes going on for a daily chance to win a three pack of Vitality Gum and get entered into a weekly prize pack drawing! 

Bic Soleil coupon

So, I was searching around doing my contact for the days... and I found on Bic's website the Bic Soleil Bella  razor three pack coupon for 2.00 off one

BIC® Soleil® Shaver

Elmer's Special Offers

5.00 mail in rebate when you buy 
                       (1) Elmer's Project Popperz®


I home school and these come in handy as projects come up. It's nice to have some savings to go along with everything! 

Neutrogena Coupon

You can get a 2.00 off Neutrogena product by logging onto their site and filling out a form, it is a coupon that prints with their own ad at the bottom, so you can hit the back button and print two of them out. 


Target has these coupons every once in a while, just remember that you can stack these and get a really good deal! 

Scrubbing Bubbles!

Sometime today Scrubbing Bubbles will be giving away free samples! Make sure to like them on Facebook and watch out for their giveaway. 

Scrubbing Bubbles

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nestle Giveaway Today! Expired!

Nestle Drumstick

Today they are giving away at  100,000 coupons for a free cone! Make sure to head over to Nestle Drumstick and like them on facebook for your chance, it looks like it opens in 4 hours! 

Chili's kids eat free again! Expired

Once again Chili's is offering their kids eat free. Read the fine print, you can get two kids entree's per adult. That means all three of my kids eat free. Woo hoo! 

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Office Max Deals

Office Max is having a buy 2 get one free, it is a good deal for stocking up on school supplies a little early. 

OfficeMax - Click here to return to the home page.

The offer looks to be on tape, sticky, notes, staples, durable view binders, filing products, and best of all PAPER PRODUCTS... such as....

Buy 2, Get 1 FREE on Paper goods.

Group Deal

Groupon has a deal going on, for $10 you get $30 for  a 8"x8" soft-cover photo book with up to 40 pages from A&I Books (a $30 value).


A&I Books facilitates the photo-booking process and provides brilliant, professional results without the risk of injury from sliding photos into sharp-edged slipcovers. Customers can download the free, intuitive Book Creator software, then start dragging, power lifting, and dropping digital photos into the program's templates. Your custom-designed book will be printed in-house on high-quality paper with superior image saturation and color density, and the finished product will then be delivered to your door.
Perfectly bound photo books make thoughtful gifts for anyone, especially people who are allergic to the strange thoughts contained in word books. Use today's deal to gather up your memories and preserve them on bound pages before they waste away in a dusty corner of your hard drive.

Monday, June 20, 2011

1.00 Off Cottonelle Flushable Wipes

I tried these yesterday and got mine when Cottonelle was offering them for free... Love Them! 
Go get your 1.00 off coupon! At Walmart that makes them 1.34. 

Target Sample

Here is a new Target sample, thanks to my friend Brandy! 

Sample of Jif To Go Peanut Butter... answer six questions then fill in your information. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Coupon Burnout?

Do you ever feel like you have coupon burn out? I do. I have three kids all 10 and under and all girls. My youngest is three and is disabled right now, and in pain 24 hours a day. It takes a lot to keep up with the house, my kids, and especially all the medical concerns. In the back of my head though, I know that if I don't coupon, my family wouldn't have half the stuff we do have. 

Over the last few months my youngest has been in the hospital for a total of 9 weeks. Not all together, but for the most part, not that spread apart either. My oldest kids had a major growth spurt while I was in the hospital with her, so today I took them to Justice For Girls, used a coupon I found at Savings.Com and combined it with their store wide 40% off (which I asked two store clerks if that is right that we can and they said yes). I ended up getting 500.00 worth of clothes for 180.00. My point is that I push through my burn out. 

Not all people have to, or want to, so if you are feeling burned out, take a break. You do NOT have to get every deal out there. 

Groupon Deal for Houston

Groupon is offering a great deal for Couponers on the Houston Chronicle!  52 weeks of the Sunday newspaper for 52 bucks! 104.00 Value, expires July 31st. Go get your deal on! 


Friday, June 17, 2011

New ways to Save

I'm always trying to find new ways to save. Hey, I'm a mom of three giiiiiirly girls. I'm gonna need the savings! So as I was looking around today I found They have site codes, printable coupons, and you can even follow other shoppers. I just scored a 40% off of my entire purchase at Justice and right now they are having a 50% off sale. 

Shop Swimsuits

Finding your deals


As a newbie at finding and using coupons, I dove right in. I didn't think twice and learned as I went. I researched blogs, and blogs that referred me to sites, I asked friends, neighbors, and even spent hours searching online for answers. So, I wanted to share a few places that I have found to be helpful. Facebook, is of course the number one place to be in contact with companies, as per my previous post. But, you can also email or hand write companies that you truly enjoy and tell them how much you enjoy them. Some of them send you coupons in return. The small amount of time you spend emailing them, is worth the end result. Tammilee Tips does an awesome thing called Contact A Day on her blog and facebook page. If you are apprehensive  definitely start there. 

Another way is to read different blogs. The two I started off with were Mylitter and Iheartthemart. I thought they were pretty cute and knew their information. I also wanted to get into freebies. One of my fav sites for that is Sweeties Freebies and also I Love Freebies. Although, I follow many more blogs and facebook pages, those are the ones I started with and will always be a fan of. 

My advice to you is to start slow and moderately. The best person to learn from is yourself. If you need extra help, do your research. If you make a true and honest mistake at checkout, and use the wrong coupon, apologize and say you are learning. On that note, make sure you know and understand, as well as print out the store policy on coupons and price matching. Remember your teacher telling you knowledge is power? LOL, well in this case it really is! 

Facebook Contacts to "like"

There are many companies on Facebook that do Giveaways, Coupons, Freebies, etc. A few of them you want to make sure to like in order to keep up with their giveaways, their freebies, and coupons are:

There will be more to come :) 

Get your Coupons!

RightAtHome is offering two coupons this morning. One for 1.00 off any 2 Ziploc brand products and 3.00 off any 2 OFF! Area products. I have found RightAtHome to be a great place, and I really love the coupons they offer.

Ziploc® Brand productsOFF!® PowerPad® Lamp

PS. I honestly LOVE high dollar coupons :) Don't you? 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Qualify for a Crest Complete Sample Pack

I just filled out a survey and qualified for a Crest Complete Sample Pack, click on the link, fill out the short survey and see if you qualify! Thanks Klippin Krazy!

Smart Source Coupon Preview

6-19 Smartsource Coupon Preview
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5
Smartsource coupon insert
Breakstone’s any new zesty blends sour cream Save $1/1 (7/31)
Curad any product Save $0.50/1 (9/19)
General Mills any cereals Save $1/2 (7/30)
Green Mountain Coffee any variety in a 10- or 12-oz bag Save $1.50/1 (7/31)
Jell-O any refrigerated snacks$0.35/1 (7/19)
K-cup any boxes of select brands portion cups Save $2/2 (7/31)
Kraft Dressing any 14oz or larger bottles Save $1/2 (7/17)
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip any 22oz or larger Save $0.75/1 (7/17)
Mayfield dairy ice cream & Broughton dairy milk Save $1.50 wyb both (8/31)
Nasbisco any cookies or crackers 3.7oz – 25.2oz Save $1/2 (7/30) DND, DNT
OFF! any deep woods personal insect repellant Save $0.75/1 (8/13)
OFF! any personal insect repellant$0.55/1 (8/13)
Oscar Mayer any packages of hot dogs Save $1/2 (8/14)
Playtex any gentle glide tampons 18ct or larger Save $2.50/2 (8/13)
Scott towels or bathroom tissues redeemable at dollar general Save $1/1 (7/17) ETS
Yoplait Original or Light Yogurt 4pk any flavor Save $0.50/1 (8/13)
Yoplait any multipack (fiber one, yoplus, delights, yoplait light or original 4pk, yoplait greek 4pk) Save $0.50/1 (8/13)
Yoplait any flavor yogurt of: gogurt, kids cup, trix multipack, splitz Save $0.75/2 (8/13)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Get your Tyson on!

Head on over to Tyson for some fun n games as well as a great coupon for 2 bucks off any Tyson 8 piece fried chickenfrom the deli or prepared food department. YUM

Free Sample of Murad Oil Control Madifier

Print out this coupon for your free sample of Murad Oil Control Mattifier, take into any Sephora that is located inside JCPenny and also get a free express service skin care consultation! Valid through 7/13/11

Gaggle of Chicks

I'm all about getting the best deal, and I know there's so many sites out there that are offering steals N deals, and here is another great one out there... Gaggle of Chicks offers great deals, and great referral bonuses, too! Today's deal is:

Playhouses provide endless entertainment for children all year round. Our partnership with Creative Toyshop offers Gaggle members a $20 certificate for only $10. That's a 50% discount—plus you get a $5 flat rate for shipping applicable to the entire order!
The playhouses on offer can be found under the Calafant icon, where you'll find such clever creations as a 3-foot-robot, a palace, a treehouse and more. The products are divided into levels one, two, and three, which indicates what level of building they require. Level one is limited to little airplanes and school buses (reg. $7.99), while level two includes creations such as a Mermaid Cove and a Pirate Ship (reg. $17.99). Level three contains some of the largest creations, like a castle that kids can actually play in.
And all of the Calafant box creations com with tools to adorn the items—like markers and sparkling glitter.

CVS .99 cent 12 pack of pepsi today only!

CVS is offering .99 cent 12 pack of Pepsi today ONLY. You want to stop in, scan your CVS card and recieve your coupon to get the 12 pack. One 12 pack per coupon. 

Free Sample Of John Frieda

Head on over to John Frieda's Facebook page and sign up to recieve a free sample of Friz Ease Smooth Start Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner! While Supplies last. 

John Frieda US

Crowd Tap and Old Navy!

Crowd Tap has a new offer available!

From Crowdtap and Old Navy:

Congratulations! Since you’re an Old Navy fashionista who loves sporting the latest trends, you have been selected to participate in the Old Navy Style Council’s decorated tank event! You are a lucky member of the stylish and influential Old Navy Style Council sampling team who can redeem a coupon in-store for a free decorated tank of your choice! Make sure to share the bottom 3 coupons with 3 of your gal pals so they can get their hands on some free decorated tanks as well…sorry ladies, you’re not allowed to redeem them all yourself! We know you’re an Old Navy influencer and that after you redeem this exclusive offer, you and your friends will be able to spread the word about which tanks you picked and what you think about them! We’d love to see how HOT you look in your new tank, so be sure to post some pics on Facebook and tag Old Navy in them! And, of course, make sure to share your thoughts by submitting a review and some pics of you and your new decorated tank on Crowdtap!

Little Birdie Deal of the Day!

15.00 for 30.00 worth of Unique Jewelry from! Use your ten dollar credit @ Little Birdie and get it for 5 bucks! That's a great deal! 

Been neglecting your own style lately in favor of your oh-so-trendy kids? Maybe it’s time to add a little fun, color, and oomph to Mom’s jewelry collection with this half-price deal. Get $30 worth of unique jewelry items from Bold Tomato for just $15. Window-shop at, and see if any of their bamboo bangles, chunky rings or dazzling necklaces have your name on them.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Site with 10 Buck credit!

There's a new deal site called littlebirdie, and right now they are offering a ten dollar credit. Their deal today is David's cookies for 12.00 bucks, so with your credit you would only pay 2 bucks!

Little Birdie

My Publisher

My Publisher Is having an awesome deal with 25% off orders over 50 bucks and 50% off orders over 100.00! The offer ends June 14th. 

50% ORDERS OVER $100!  25% OFF ORDERS OVER $50!

Red Plum Coupon Preview

6-19 RedPlum Coupon Preview
Sunday coupon preview
RedPlum Coupon Insert
Benadryl topical product Save $2.00/1 (12/31/12)
Bengay product no trial Save $3.00/1 (9/30)
Brusher by Garnier Save $1.00/1 (9/19)
Caladryl product Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
cesar treats Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Centrum Silver Women’s Centrum Silver Men’s Centrum Men’s Centrum Women’s 200 ct or more Save $4.00/1 (8/28)
Centrum Silver Women’s,. Centrum Silver Men’s, Centrum Men’s, Centrum Women’s Save $2.00/1 (8/28) ETS
Cooking Light magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)
Cortaid poison Ivy removal scrub Save $1.00/1 (12/31/12)
Emerald Nuts Product 5oz or larger Save $1.50/2 (7/31) DND5
Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer Save $1.00/1 (9/19)
Health magazine Save $.50/1 (9/23)
InStyle Magazine July issue Save $1.00/1 (7/15)
InStyle magazine August issue Save $.75/1 (8/19)
I-Cook for menopause or I-cool +D for menopause + bone building Save $2.00/1 (8/31)
L’Oreal standard size 11oz Elnett hairspray, no 2.2oz trial size Save $3.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong shampoo or conditioner Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Ever Sleek, Ever Pure, Ever Strong treatment Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Healthy look creme floss color Save $2.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Kids shampoo or other kids products Save $.75/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal lash boosting serum or power system Save $2.00/1 (8/14)
L’Oreal Paris eye cosmetic item Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
M&M’s brand pretzel chocolate candies 9.9oz or larger bag Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Mach3 disposable, Sensor 3 disposable or Custom plus 3 disposable Buy One get One Gillette series shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)
Meow Mix Market Select single cat food cups on One variety pack Save $1.00/4 (8/13)
Meow Mix dry cat food 3.15 lb or larger Save $1.00/1 (8/13)
Pedigree canned food for dogs 13.2oz or 22oz Buy One get One FREE to to Save $1.19 (7/31)
Pop Secret product Save $1.00/2 (7/31) DND5
Quaker Life cereal boxes Save $1.00/2 (8/31)
Real Simple magazine Save $1.00/1 (9/16)
Scotties facial tissue 5 boxes or 2 multipacks Save $1.00 (7/18)
Venus refillable razor or Venus disables 2 ct, 3 ct or 6 ct Simply Venus 4 dt Daisy 4 ct or 8 ct or Daisy 10 ct, 12 ct or 18 ct Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Venus Refill Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Buy One Venus disposable and get One Satin care shave prep Free up to Save $2.50 (7/31)
Buy Two Zatarain’s rice mixes save Save $1.00 on Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausages (9/4)

Beneful Coupon!

Special Offer

I use Beneful for my dogs, and was completely excited to see this coupon! It is buy one bag 15.5 oz Purina Beneful brand Dog Food get 2 10 oz Purina Beneful Prepared Meals brand Dog Food and one 11 oz Beneful Snakin' slices for FREE up to 7.84 value. It is only redeemable at HEB, but it's just another one of my fav stores! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Free Highlighters!

Is it back to school time already? Must be. Office Max has a freebie deal on Highlighters. Make sure to print the coupon and then head on over! Good until June 18th! 

free SHARPIE Generation Accent® Highlighters, 5-Pack
Special in-store price: $2.99, Coupon savings: $2.99

free SHARPIE Generation Accent® Highlighters, 5-Pack
Limit 1. While supplies last.
Deal not valid unless redeemed in store with official online coupon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I don't often see coupons for Tomatoes, so here's a nice one :)

E-Mail this Coupon

Womans' Freebies

Another GRRREEAT place to sign up for freebies is Woman's Freebies

Us girls know how it feels to stretch our dollar. We have kids, husbands, boyfriends, sisters, buy for. It makes us happy right? Well, our wallet is getting sad. That's why we have this website for you! Just join and receive all sorts of deals you would use everyday right into your inbox! Just join, read the email, and start saving! It could'nt be easier!

*****Wanna Win???*****

Do you want to win? Wanna win some cool prizes? I have a goal of 

hitting 100 likes on Facebook in the next few days... If I hit 

100 likes I will 

randomly draw three people to get one of three items... either 

a free years membership to Redbook, a full size Mary Kay 

mascara, or a ****Surprise**** :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011


There is an AWESOME coupon for all us Texans... lol okay, other states grill too, but not like us! Head on over to and get The Real Deal which is 2.00 off pork ribs when you buy KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce! There is even a Low and Slow Southern Style Pork Ribs Recipe there for ya!; Fired up by Kingsford

Thanks to The Cleburne Coupon Club for the heads up!

Tide Challenge

Enter the Tide Challenge and get your coupon! You can win samples, coupons, and up to three chances for great prizes weekly! 

I love Tide, not only for their page, but I seem to find great deals with their coupons at CVS and Walgreens!


Make sure to like Veet on Facebook and go through their 28 days of beautiful to get your coupon for 3 bucks off! 

Crowd Tap

Have you looked at Crowd Tap? This is something new I just looked at last night and I think it's pretty cool and east to EARN!


From their website: 
Crowdtap is a revolutionary social marketing and research platform that enables you to be rewarded for ideating and promoting with leading brands, entertainment properties, non-profits and startups. Earn cash rewards for yourself and charity for taking surveys, sampling new products and promoting your favorite brands. 

Free Summer Activities for Kids

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Free summer activities @ Lakeshore Learning for ages 3-11

There's different games, downloads, and even science stuff to do! 

Free Shout Sample!

Like Shout on FB and get a free Color Catcher sample! 

Free Liners!

New! Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners. So thin and absorbent, you'll forget you're wearing a liner! 40% thinner core and up to twice as absorbent*. *Compared to previous CAREFREE Regular. Get Your Free Sample.

Head on over to Walgreens to get your free sample!

New Garnier Coupon Up

Garnier HerbaShine Coupon

There is a New $3 Garnier HerbaShine Coupon available on this afternoon. Good to double with walgreens or target coupons! 

Free Sample

Pilosec OTC Free Sample! Just fill out the questionaire.

Enter To Win!

Enter daily, one person wins an all-expenses vacation for two to an exotic island, ends 6/20 ***On Facebook****

Friday, June 10, 2011

Giveaway Time!

I am hosting a GIVEAWAY of a full size Mary Kay product for the person who can refer the most people to our Facebook page @ Coupon Smarties. All you have to do is leave a comment on the page, and anyone you refer leaves a comment on the page saying you sent them :P Closes in one week... have fun!

Operation Sunscreen!

Operation: Sunscreen
Support a Soldier
We are currently helping support many soldiers overseas through this amazing fundraiser, "Operation: Sunscreen".

You can support a soldier overseas for $20 or $10/ per soldier.
The money directly goes towards purchasing items that are in high demand for the troops and shipped to the Soldiers Angels Network in California. They then put the care packages together and send them overseas to the many men and women that are protecting our freedom daily!
Each $20 Set Includes:
1 SPF 30 Sunscreen
1 Lip Protector Sunscreen SPF 15
1 After-Sun Replenishing Gel
(The $10 set provides 1 SPF 30 Sunscreen and Lip Protector.)
You can support as many soldiers as you would like, there’s no maximum and it’s a tax deduction!*
We only have until June 15 th to support as many soldiers as we can to ensure they arrive by July 4th. We are working towards a goal of supporting 1000 soldiers!

Our main goal behind this cause is to help support the many soldiers fighting for us overseas! A number of soldiers do not have friends or family sending them anything, so we have decided to step up and make a difference for the many people that make a difference in our lives every day!
Please let me know how many soldiers you wish to sponsor and which sets you would like me to send on your behalf i.e. the $20 or $10 sets.
*You will receive a receipt showing the Federal Tax ID# for your tax records.

I love this freebie!

I love these cookbooks, thanks to my sister who got me hooked!

 Two Free Gooseberry Patch Recipes Books
These quality recipe books are even great for gift giving. There is no purchase necessary to get your free Gooseberry recipe books and they seem to always be available. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery. Limit one per address. U.S. & Canada addresses only.
The Gooseberry Patch Family Favorites Recipes book is now just a Free download.
However, the Gooseberry Patch Fall Favorites Recipe book you can download or order by mail.

Free Kit!

Denim Day Logo

Make a difference in cancer research and check out Lee's national denim day you also get a free starter kit!

What a great Idea!

The Happy Housewife is offering a free download of her Mom I'm Bored Activity Cards! 
Filled with indoor and outdoor activities for those long summer days, kids choose a card and spend the next 30 minutes completing the game, task, or fun idea. She also included a few blank cards so you can tailor these to fit your family. What a great idea!
Mom Im Bored Activity Cards: Free Download

Free Lipton Ice Tea!

It's national Ice Tea Day! Get your free Ice Tea @ Lipton's Facebook Page