Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Free Coupon Stash

Megan over at Saving our Cents' is hosting a great giveaway. For those of you who are looking to start the year off shopping with coupons, this is your chance to win a free coupon stash.

One lucky winner will get a coupon packet worth $115.00 and two lucky winners will each receive a coupon packet worth $70.00.

Here is a breakdown of the packets:

$115.00 packet will total... $42.00 in grocery coupons, $12.25 in pet related coupons, $13.00 in household related coupons, $13.25 in beauty coupons, and $34.50 in health related coupons.

$70.00 packet will total... $55.00 in grocery coupons and $15.50 in miscellaneous coupons

Head on over and enter for a chance to win.

Print Your Kellogg's Coupons

Yippee! Kellogg's has released their printable coupons again. Hurry! up and print them from my coupon bar on the left they go fast so stock up now. Many stores are running sales on Kellogg's cereal. They are priced at $1.99 a box. The $1/1 Kellogg's coupon will make them $0.99 a box. If you don't see the coupon just click the coupon bar and you'll be directed to the site

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


The Consumer Queen is hosting a great the details below

Ages: 6 - Adult

Players: 2 or more

Original edition is available at your local retailer.

Original Edition

Game includes

1 DVD, Flextime Game Board, Party Play, 4 Collectible Metal Tokens, 160 Trivia Cards, 30 Buzz Cards, 4 Reference Cards, 1 Six-Sided Die, 1 Eight-Sided Die, Set of Game Rules

To enter visit The Consumer Queen

Contest ends 1/17/08 and will be chosen at Random by Random.Org and posted on our blog!

Friday, December 26, 2008

CVS Scenerio Dec 28th

Visit Southern Savers for the full details of this weeks sales including available links.

Here is what I plan to buy...

Trans #1

(2) Pantene Products $7.00 Limit 5

(2) -$2/1 Pantene Products (-$4)

Final $3.00 oop get back $2 ECB

Final $0.50 ea.

(2) -Colgate Total $2.99 ea. 2 at $5.98 Limit 2

(2) -$1.50 Colgate Total (-$3)

Final $2.98 oop get back $2 ECB & 2 ECB

Final $0.49 ea.

(10) CVS Life Fitness Vitamins $0.49 ($5)

-5 $1/1 CVS Q’s (-$5)

Final $0.10 overage

Final FREE

Olay Wet Cloths 30 ct., Cleanser, Scrub, or Makeup Remover 4.2 - 6 oz. B1G1 50% 2/$10.50

(2) -$5 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer, or two Olay Regenerist Facial Cleansers PG 12/14
(2) -$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser

Final: unknown (will compare prices at the store) (no ECB’s)

Assuming $6.99 x 2 = $13.00 - $5 Q= $8 final

$26.00 - $4/20 CVS Q= $22.00-$17 MQ= $5.00 OOP + tax

Total Due: $5.00 OOP + tax

Get Back $6.00 ECB ($2, $2, $2)


(4) -Dawn 10.3 oz BOGO free ($0.75 ea.) 2 at $1.49

(3) -.50/1 any Dawn printable (-$1.50)

Final $1.48 for 4 oop (no ECB’s)

Final $0.37 ea.

(2) -South Beach Cereal Bar, 5 ct. $2.50 ea

(2) -$2/1 South Beach Living Cereal Bars printable (-$4)

Final $1 for 2 oop (no ECB’s)

Final $0.50 ea.

(2) -Aveeno Baby Lotion 8oz. or Cream 5 oz. $3.99 ea.
(2) -$2/1 Aveeno product (-$4)

Final $2 oop for 2 (no ECB’s)

Final $1 ea.

(10) Blistex .99¢ ea
-$1/2 Blistex Lip Care Product, any SS 11/16 (-$5)

Final $5 oop for 10 (no ECB’s)

Final $0.50 ea.

$20.96 - $4/20 CVS Q= $16.96- $14.50 MQ= $2.46 - $2 ECB

Final OOP $0.46

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Linen Closet

On the top shelf in the far right corner you'll find a bag filled with bed linen and another filled with curtains. On the immediately left (see the picture below) you'll find all of our surplus and unopened hygiene items.

On the shelf beneath the hygiene shelf you'll find the hygiene items that are open and in use. I am also using this shelf to store surplus household items such as laundry detergent ingredients, air freshener and dish soap.

The next shelf is for hair care and bathroom tissue. I use a medium sized rectangular basket to keep these items neat and organized. I use a plastic peanut butter jar to hold combs. Another rectangular compartment is inside of the basket to keep bulky items such as brushes and the flat iron organized. Shampoo and conditioner are in the rear of the basket while beads are stored in ziploc bags nestled inside the basket.

The next shelf is the shelf for linen and towels. Only my husband and I keep our towels in this closet. We have two each and 7 wash clothes each. There is always one towel in the bathroom and one in the closet. Towels are washed every other day along with dish clothes, dish towels and any unplanned bed linen washes. To the right of the towels are baby blankets for the children to use while watching television on the couch.

The final shelf is for my shoes, sneakers and sandals. This area holds 12 size 7 1/2 shoe boxes.

On the floor beneath the shelves are where my husband stores all of his non-work shoes and sneakers. With a a size 13 foot he can only store about 6 boxes or as you can see three pairs of shoes and one sneaker box.
It was so much fun organizing this closet to make the best possible use of space. Be sure to come back tomorrow. I'll share with you how I organize my kitchen cabinets.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Blogger Must Have

Have you heard about the $50 Coupon Code- DNSMSBG -Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred software. It is the latest in voice recognition technological advances. I have included two video for those of you who have never heard of Dragon Naturally Speaking. I believe that this is the newest version and it is the best I have seen. The software allows you to speak directly into a headset while your words are automatically transcribed onto your screen.
Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Basic with Discount Coupon Code
You can eve use a recorded when you are away from your computer and then download your recorded word onto your computer later. This is so mid blowing for me because I cannot type fast. I type about 35 WPM and it takes quite a bit of time to get my posts typed, edited and published.
Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Basic with Discount Coupon Code
The publishers Dragon Naturally Speaking have supplied Coupon codes for 10-25% off. These codes expire on 12/31/08 and for you professional blogger's that are buying the software for business, you can still write it off for 08 taxes if they buy by 12/31.


Christmas Quiz

We are getting together with friends of ours from Sunday School class this Saturday. We have a class Christmas party every year. Each year someone volunteers to host the party at their home.

We all make a dessert or appetizer to bring. This year I thought it would be fun to bring the questions listed below as sort of a conversation starter.

I found them Luara's blog. There is usually not a shortage of conversations but I think it'd be fun to hear everyone's responses. I'd love to hear your responses as well.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
.... both

2. Real tree or Artificial? .... artificial

3. When do you take the tree down? ... first week of January

4. How do you like your eggnog? .... non-alcohol

5. Do you have a nativity scene? .... no, but I am in the market for one

6. Describe this year's Christmas cards? .... Kodak family photos 5x10 cards and store bought (purchased last year 48 for $0.20)

7. Favorite Christmas Movie/Cartoon? ... Charlie Brown Christmas

8. When do you start shopping for Christmas? .... December 26th

9. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? .... yessirree!

10. Lights on the tree? .... yes

11. Favorite Christmas song (s)? ....O' Holy Night!

12. Angel on the tree top or a star? .... star

13. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? .... morning

14. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? .... waiting to give gifts

15. Favorite ornament theme or color? .... silver and white

16. What do you want for Christmas this year? .... to pay off our mortgage

17. Favorite thing about Christmas? .... giving

18. What decoration do you put on your door? .... none

19. What strange gift have you bought this year? .... no strange gifts

20. Do you buy Christmas stuff the January following Christmas? ....of course

Traditional Christmas

I would say that I am a traditional kind of girl but if you were to ask my husband he would tell you that I know nothing about tradition. We go back and forth regarding where we will spend Christmas. I want to travel, yet he wants to gather together with family. He thinks that my ideas are unorthodox where as I believe that the holiday is wherever you are. I have presented many holiday trip ideas to him in the past but I have yet to convince him of the benefits of spending the holiday at a resort.

Holidays can be a stressful time. Their is lots of grocery shopping, cooking, organizing, clean-up and socializing. I can accept the organizing and socializing it's just the others that wear me out.

This year my ideas were shot down yet again but I'd like to take a moment to share my dream holiday with you all. At least here my desires won't fall on deaf ears.

The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing would be a great destination for the Christmas holiday. They have a Magic of Christmas Package that includes tickets to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Christmas Show, discount coupon book for shopping on Branson Landing, and breakfast the following morning at Liberty Tavern. I am more into relaxing during the holiday, so the spa available at the hotel would be my first destination. A few hours in the hot tub and then dinner at a local restaurant.

And for a backup just in case the Promanade is booked there is the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. Their suites include either king or double queen ''Serenity Beds'' with the Serta Suite Dreams Mattress. If you do not have a Serta mattress this would be the perfect time to try one out. The rooms include spacious sitting areas with sleeper sofas, a dining area, a kitchen with a refrigerator, a range, a wet bar, flat panel televisions, a large well lit work desk with high-speed internet access so I can keep my blog up to date.


Who would turn down a well planned vacation like this besides my husband?


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bringing Order to Chaos

We have been visiting with our family and friends. We have been shopping for last minute gifts. We have been to an unexpected funeral and our home had begun to revealed all of the tell tale signs. I have been given some interior decorating items by my wonderful mother in love and some clothes, purses and accessories by one of my good friends.

When I came home last night I thought of one of Tyler Perry's actors from the Medea's movies. The one that I'm referring to is Mr. Brown. He has a famous sayings that came to my mind when I looked at my home.

In the wise words of Mr.Brown...."I said to myself..."self?" and self replied..."huh?"

That's when I told self that we needed to get this house cleaned up ASAP.

This is my living room before....

This is my living room after....

This is my bedroom before...

and this is my bedroom after...

Thanks Mr.Brown.

Monday, December 22, 2008

CVS: Free prints and a 5x7 or 8x10 Photo

Go online to and use the promo code ENLARGE to get one 5x7 or 8x10 photo for FREE. This offer is good through 12/24. If you don't already have an account you can sign up and get 20 free for singing up and 30 more for entering your CVS card number. If you choose to pick up in store I believe that there will be a $1.49 processing charge at pick-up.

Dinner's in the Freezer

I have been freezer cooking for going on a year now and I wouldn't have it any other way. Remember last week when I found a shank portion ham on sale for $0.59 a lb?

Well I baked it in the oven and sliced and diced it into dinner sized portions. The diced ham will be used throughout January for ham fried rice and diced ham with salad.

The sliced portions will be used for ham and egg biscuits and dinner meals such as Sliced honey baked ham, steamed rice and black eyed peas.

The bone from the ham was the perfect resource for seasoning the beans.

Steamed Rice

Black Eyed Peas

Dinner will be cooked before 8 A.M.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Freebie Friday

Here are the links that were emailed to me this morning. Many of them are repeats of what has already been on the floating around the internet. The GNC coupon seems like a winner and it's PDF so print as many as you like.

Free Bar or Drink GNC Printable Coupon
Present coupon and get a free bar or drink when you stop in at GNC and re-charge with GNC products. See printable coupon for more details.

Sample Of Optimum Care Dandruff Solutions Haircare Treatment

Sample Of Kleenex Facial Tissue With Lotion

Sample Of BlueSpring Natural Pain Relief

"Super Blue Stuff OTC provides fast pain relief for arthritis, myalgia, back, neck, shoulder and knee pain. Super Blue Stuff OTC uses Emu Oil, MSM, Glucosamine, and menthol."

Free Water Bottle from Flomax With a Short Survey
Plus $10 coupons. Very nice!!

Free *sample* of Prilosec OTC - Walmart

Aveeno positively ageless night cream Sample

Free Fish Oil Sample & a Coupon from Nature's Bounty

Bi-Lo 12/17-12/24

Chex Mix or Bugles - $2.50
-.60/1 Chex Mix printable or here or here (makes it .05¢ - almost FREE)
-.50/1 Cheerios Snack Mix, Any Size or Chex Mix 4.5 Oz. - 11/9 & 12/07 SS (makes it .25 each)

Duncan Hines Cake Mix 18.25 oz. Assorted Varieties - $1.87 - $2.39
-$1/1 Duncan Hines Carrot Cake, Any - 11/9 SS (makes it .20 or under, if included)

Eggo Waffles 10 ct. - $2.39
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Eggo, Any 6 Ct. + - 12/14 RP (makes it .70 each)
-.75/1 Kellogg’s Eggo, Any 6 Ct. + - 12/14 RP (makes it .45 each)

Green Giant Boil in Bag Vegetables - $1.75
-.50/1 off Green Giant frozen Veges printable or 12/7 SS (regional)(makes it FREE + .13 overage)
-.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, 12/7 SS (buy 2, makes it .38 each)
-.60/2 Green Giant Boxed Vegetables printable (buy 2, makes it .28 each)

McCormick Brown Gravy Mix .87 oz. Original or Low Sodium - $1.00
-.25/2 McCormick spice or gravy 11/02 RP (makes it .50 each)

Mt. Olive Sweet Relish - $2.05
-.50/1 any Mt. Olive Product SS 11/02 (makes it .03 ea - almost FREE)
-.55/1 any Mt Olive product in store dispenser (makes it FREE with .08 overage)

Nestlé Hot Cocoa Mix 8-10 ct. Assorted Varieties - $2.19
-$1/2 Nestle Hot Cocoa Products - 11/02 RP (buy 2, makes it .60 each)
-.75/1 Nestle Hot Cocoa mix printable (makes it .35 each)

Tetley Family Size Tea Bags - $1.99
.55/1 Tetley Tea, Any Regular Size - 10/12 SS (makes it FREE with overage)
MIR for full Refund satisfaction guarantee

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes 4.6-5.1 oz. Assorted Varieties - $1
-.35/1 Betty Crocker Potatoes, Any Pouch Or Box SS 12/14, 11/16 (makes it .30 each)
-$1/2 Betty Crocker Potatoes Dinner Made Easy Booklet (makes it .50 each)
-.40/1 Betty Crocker Potatoes printable
(makes it .20 each)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1/1 Printables

It allowed me to print 10! When these go sale BOGO free it'll be time to stock up. Use the Internet Explorer link below. It will not show up in FireFox. If you have 2 printers then you can print 20.

IE link:

Clearance at Office Depot

Office Depot is having an online clearance sale click here to find the sale for your region. Most everything is free shipping. There are some great deals! Use code 67427790 for an additional 20% off.

Office Depot Value™ Ballpoint Pens, 0.7 mm, Fine Point, Clear Barrel, Red Ink, Pack Of 12

$0.66 dozen ($0.57 after code)

Domtar Recycled Multipurpose Color Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 Lb, Canary, 500 Sheets Per Ream

$3.00 ream after code ($2.57)
colors available are canary, blue, tan, green, and pink

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reader Feedback

I received the following email from Yolanda author of Ebony Mommy . With her permission I'd like for you to see how incorporating one change into to the way you shop can get the ball rolling towards getting more for your money.

Hello there,

I had to send you a thank you because thanks to your coupon tips (specifically cellfire) I saved over $23 on my grocery bill today!!!! Of course I got in the store and got confused over which products were which but was able to point my phone to your blog and I shopped using that exact post. I so appreciate you sharing all that you do :)

Be blessed,
Ebony Mommy

Yolanda showed us how using our cell phone for coupons savings is an essential part of a well rounded grocery savings plan. What's even better than that is how Yolanda used her cellphone to access one of my grocery shopping post which included pictures and most likely a list of the products that I purchased. This tip help her to refresh her memory during crunch time.

If you'd like to share your story or tip send me an email or leave a comment below.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Coupon Links

$1.10/1 can of Progresso Soup (any flavor any size) print here click your browser back button to print 2

These are on sale at Walgreen's this week. $0.99 with Walgreen in ad coupon stack with this printable coupon and they are free + $0.11 overage per can

Sunday Shopping Breakdown


(2) Cottonelle $0.99 x 2= $1.98
-$0.50 off cellfire
-(2) -$0.50 off MQ doubled to $2.00 off)

$0.48 total

(2) Reddi Whip 2/$4.00
-$1.00/1 cellfire ($1.00 off)
-$1.50/2 MQ

$0.50 total

(2) BC Frosting $1.50 x 2=$3.00
-$0.50 cellfire
-(2) $.50 off MQ on pkg. doubled ($2.00 off)

$0.50 total

(2) Colgate Total $2.20 x 2=$4.40
-(2) $1.50 of MQ ($3.00 off)

$1.40 total

(2) Johnson's Soap $1.78 + 1.09=$2.87
- $3/2 Johnson first aid product MQ

$0.13 overage

Total $2.75 before tax


Demet's Turtles .99 x 2= $1.98 w/ Walgreens in ad Q
-$1.50/1 MQ

$0.50 total

Coffee Mate 2/$2.50 with Walgreens in ad coupon
-$1.50/2 MQ

$1.00 total

Progresso Soup .99 x 2=$1.98 w/ Walgreens in ad Q
-(2) $1.10/1 MQ ($2.20)

$0.22 overage

Total $1.28 before tax

$4.03 + .12 tax from both stores=$4.14 for everything

Today (12/15/08) is the deadline to purchase the
ARM & HAMMER® Essentials™ Cleaners kit. Click here to learn more about New ARM & HAMMER® Essentials™ Cleaners and to save $1 on your next purchase.

Then print the Try One Free Rebate form an postmark before 21/31/2008

Bath & Body Works Coupon & Code

Free Signature Collection item with any in store purchase (Auth code 8604). Limit 1 per customer. Offer valid through Dec.18th

Plus take an extra 20% of everything on line using code TWENTY at checkout.

Scenerio: Purchase a nail file on clearance for $0.75 and use the coupon.

Trying to Stay Afloat

Many companies are turning to small business loans these days in an effort to keep their doors open. Over the past year, there has been a flurry of announcements from retailers that they are either closing stores, slowing expansion plans or ceasing operations altogether.

We have recently seen how the big three automakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have been affected by the downturn in the economy and what they intend to do. They are now scratching and clawing for a government funded loan (bailout) to keep the doors open and the sinking business afloat.

As a wife of a self employed husband and prior small business owner, I can understand the burden that is involved with trying to keep a business going. Some people are turning to loans and many are restructuring their businesses. On-line sales companies in attempt to get more business are implementing credit processing ability.

Right now smart consumers and business owners are taking an evaluation of their lives and businesses to see what if anything can be done to help them survive these economic times. Restructuring will be a very fundamental tool in the difference between those who sink or swim.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another Reason to Use Coupons

I purchased all 16 of these items for a grand total of $4.14 after sales and coupons. Without sales and coupons my total would have been $39.62
I saved a grand total of $35.48

My menu this week will be:

Breakfast Casserole
Cranberry Muffins
French Toast
Bakes Oatmeal

Ham Biscuits
Muffins with fruit
Macaroni Salad

Enchiladas with Spanish rice
Smothered Liver with onions & steamed rice
Barbecue Meatball Subs
Chicken Nachos with black beans
Ham or Chicken fried Rice

Click Here for another reason to use coupons.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

In Time for Christmas

Here are links t some gifts that still can make it to your home into time for Christmas.

Coldwater Creek Earrings 30% Off + Free Ship (orig $20 - $35) Now $3.49 - $6.99

Coldwater Creek

Use Code WXH6319 for 30% Off + Free Shipping

Prices reflect the 30% Off & FS

Hoop & charm earrings $3.49 (Total w/ tax $3.79)

Swingy-bead earrings $4.89

Organic shell earrings $6.29

Royal earrings $6.29

Etched earrings $6.99

Get $10 from Ebates + Free stuff

Free coupon for a 6" Little Lambie with any in store purchase (value $8) great stocking stuffer

Also, on Saturday 12/13-12/14 Bath and Body Works is offering a Free Signature Collection with any in store purchase over $40 (a $20 value)

If you're interested in doing some shoping from home this weekend, be sure to sign up with Ebates for FREE. Ebates is offering a special sign up bonus Now through Dec. 31st so hurry.

They have provided me with a special referral link....THIS LINK....that includes a special $10 sign up bonus. This offer is for all new email addresses only. Be sure to use this special link.

It will take you directly to the page offering the $10 sign-up bonus. All other links will lead to the $5 sign-up bonus. If you would also enter my email address in the Who Refered You? section we can both benefit. You'll get $10 after your first purchase and Ebates will credit my account with $5. That sounds like a win win situation for both of us.

My email address is

Be sure to visit "A Day in the Life Of..." to see how my shopping trip went and for great deal scenarios.
Have a blessed day and let God be the head of your life today.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

CVS Dec.21st & 22nd

It high time that you organize your coupons, because CVS is having another great free after ECB sale.!!

The sale runs Sunday and Monday 12/21 - 12/22. You have a week and a half to prepare. Be sure to purchase at least one 12/14 Sunday paper. There will be a P&G (Procter & Gamble) brand Saver book inside with $45 worth of coupons inside.

Here are the free items listed for the sale: Coupon links will be updated after I purchase this Sunday's paper.

Listerine antiseptic 16.9oz $2.99 get $2.99 ECB limit 5
-$1 off any one (1) Listerine 500mL or more (CVS diabetes book near Pharmacy)

Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine nail Color $5.99 get $5.99 ECB limit 2
-.50 off Sally Hansen Nail Color, Any SS 9/28
-$3/2 Sally Hansen Beauty Book coupon (exp. 12/31/08)
-$2/1 Sally Hansen CVS coupon in store

Arm & Hammer Essentials starter kit $2.99 get $2.99 ECB limit 5
-$1 off Arm and Hammer Essentials printable
-$1 off Essentials Starter Kit SS 12/14

L’Oreal HIP Metalic eye shadow duos $6.99 get $6.99 ECB limit 2
-$1 LOreal Lipcolour, any RP 11/02
-$1 LOreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer, any RP 11/02
-$2 LOreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer, any RP 10/05
-$1 off any LOreal product:
printable (Register and Click on “Can I help you”)

ThermaCare neck to arm heatwrap 1ct $2.49 get $2.49 ECB limit 3
-$1.50 or -$1 ThermaCare Arthritis HeatWraps, PG 11/30

Right Guard Professional solid 1.8oz or aerosol 6oz $6.00 get $6.00 ECB limit 1
-.55 off any Right Guard coupon on select products exp12/31/2008

Zipfizz energy 3ct $5.99 get $5.99 ECB limit 1

Excedrin Express Gels 20ct $3.99 get $3.99 ECB limit 1
-$2.00/1 Excedrin Express Gels 20 ct or larger
-$2 Blinkies
-2$ Excedrin Express Gels 20ct or larger
-$1 off CVS Register receipt coupon
-$1 off Excedrin CVS home mailer
MIR Excedrin Express Gels 20 ct or larger up to $6.99 SS 10/19

Alteril sleep aid 30ct $9.99 get $9.99 ECB
limit 1

Halls Naturals 25ct $2.59 get $2.59 ECB limit 1
-.50/1 Halls 20cts+ SS 12/07
-$1.50 off HALLS, on any bag 20ct.+ cough drops coupon near pharmacy in Publix
B1G1 Halls (Up to $2.29) SS 11/9

EAS AdvantEdge bar 2.11oz $1.69 get $1.69 ECB limit 1

EAS AdvantEdge shake 4pk $7.49 get $7.49 ECB limit 1

Zantac 150 8ct $4.99 get $4.99 ECB limit 1
-$1 of ANY Zantac product SS 11/09, 10/26

Benefiber drink mix 16ct $7.29 get $7.29 ECB limit 1
-$2.00/1 Benefiber, Any – SS9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14 (upcoming)

Iceland Health joint relief 60ct $29.99 get $29.99 ECB limit 1

Slimquick 2pk 4oz total $4.99 get $4.99 ECB limit 1

Sleepinal 32ct $8.49 get $8.49 ECB limit 5

Crest Pro Health toothpaste 4.2oz or rinse 8.45oz $2.99 get $2 ECB limit 2
-$1 Crest MultiCare Whitening, Extra Whitening, etc. any 4.2 oz. + Toothpaste, P G 11/30
-$3 wyb Crest Pro Health Toothpaste and Rinse home mailer

Revlon all Lip and Nail Products B1G1 (no limit)
-$2 off any Revlon color product SS 9/14, 8/24
-$1 off any Revlon color product SS 10/12, 11/16

Band-Aids .99¢ ea (no limit)
there have to be coupons out there… I just can’t find any

Buy Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste @ $2.99, Get $2 ECBs
Use $1.50/1 printable coupon
$0.51 Money-maker after coupon and ECBs (Limit 2)

Buy Crest SpinBrush @ $4.99, Get $2 ECBs
Use $2/1 printable coupon
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Duracell Batteries - $2.99 ea.
Use $5/2 CVS Duracell coupons (if you can find them - my local store didn't even know about them!)
AND Use 2 $0.75/1 Duracell coupons from the 11/30 P&G insert
$0.52 Money-maker after coupons!

Below are a few of the monthly deals that are still good for December Make sure to get a rain check if they are out of an item!

Buy Complete Multi-purpose (contact) solution 12oz @ $8.99, Get $8.99 ECBs
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/26 RP or $2 off 1 here (hit browser back button to print twice)
$1.00 - $2.00 Money-maker after coupon and ECBs (Limit 2)

Buy Rolaids Softchews 12ct @ $2.89, Get $2 ECBs
Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/14 SS
$0.11 Money-maker after coupon and ECBs (Limit 5)

Buy BodiHeat 3ct @ $3.99, Get $3 ECBs
Use $1/1 Peelie on most of the BodiHeats (I hear that they were at some store, not mine)
$0.01 Money-maker after coupon and ECBs

Buy Promax Bars @ 3/$5, Earn $5 ECBs when you buy 3
FREE after ECBs (Limit 5)

Nooks and Crannies

I have not been participating in many meme's this month since time and holiday obligations hadn't permitted. However I wanted to take a moment to share a few items from my home that have been very pleasing to my eye this month.

First are the crochet dishcloths that I began making as a result of the Blogger Craft Club. I have had fits and starts all throughout the year and settled in on making quick and easy crafts.

Now I'd like to share an area of my home that is very relaxing for me. This table sits beside a glider that I have had since the birth of 8 year old son. I sit here while I read, sip tea or crochet.
This next picture is my dining room table. I normally use a cake dish filled with some fresh baked sweet, as a centerpiece. However, decided to replace it with a gift that I received from my neighbor last year.

She gave me this sparkly reindeer pulling a sled at the time when she gave me this soap dispenser.

His tiny legs are arched making him appear to be in motion.
I filled his little sled with unripened tomatoes from my summer garden. They will change from green to read as the holiday progresses. What a sight to behold.
You can see one already beginning to turn red.

The reindeer sled is flanked by a gold pillar candle on either side. I also added a glass vase filled with fall and Christmas foliage.
I tied a satin and tulle ribbon around the vase and added artificial flowers around the base of the golden pillar candles.

Everything is nestled atop a place mat featuring a Cherubim gazing toward the heavens. This would also look especially nice with some white batting or cotton to act as snow.

I hope that you've enjoyed my show & tell. For more please visit Kelli at There's no Place Like Home