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3.11.12 Smartsource & Redplum Previews!

3/11 Smart Source Preview

A.1. $1/1 steak sauce 10oz+ (4/8/12)
Atkins $1/1 bar 5pk dnd (5/31/12)
Atkins $1/1 shake 4pk dnd (5/31/12)
Better Than $1/1 Ears treats (6/11/12)
Betty Crocker $.50/2 Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups (5/5/12)
Bounce $.50/1 ets (4/30/12)
Classico $.50/2 pasta sauces dnd (5/6/12)
Clear Care $2/1 cleaning and disinfecting solution 12oz+ (5/30/12)
Clearasil $1/1 product (4/22/12)
Clearasil $3/1 PrefectaWash Automatic Face Wash dispenser & refills (starter kit only, excludes individual refills) (6/3/12)
Colgate $1/1 360 Optic White toothbrush (3/31/12)
Colgate $1/1 Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro Relief 4oz+ (3/31/12)
Cottonelle $.50/2 toilet paper 4pks or $.50/1 12pk+ (4/8/12)
Downy $.50/1 ets (4/30/12)
Finish $.75/1 Powerball tabs or Gelpacs (4/15/12)
Finish $1/1 Quantum (4/15/12)
Fun da-middles $.50/1 cupcake mix (5/5/12)
General Mills $1/3 cereals (4/21/12)
Golden Grain $1/2 100% Whole Wheat Pasta 13.25oz (4/30/12)
Hamburger Helper $.75/3 Home Cooked Skillet Meals (5/5/12)
Irish Spring $.50/1 3pk+ bar pack or body wash excluding 2.5oz (3/31/12)
Irish Spring $1/1 deodorant (3/31/12)
Johnsonville $1/1 Italian sausage links (4/30/12)
Ken’s $1/1 16oz dressing (4/30/12)
Kleenex $.30/3 tissue packs or boxes (4/22/12)
Kleenex $1/2 Hand Towels (4/22/12)
Lysol $3/1 No-Touch Kitchen System starter kit (4/7/12) TARGET coupon
Maruchan $.50/1 Yakisoba product (5/31/12)
MidNite $1/1 regular, PM or for Menopause (9/30/12)
NatuRelief $1/1 product (9/30/12)
New York Brand $.50/1 frozen product (5/15/12)
Ocean Spray $.50/1 fruit flavored snacks (5/5/12)
Olive Garden $2/2 lunch entrees (4/29/12)
Olive Garden $4/2 dinner entrees (4/29/12)
Opti-Free $2/1 PureMoist contact lens solution 10oz+ (5/30/12)
Pepperidge Farm $.75/1 Chocolate Chunk Crispy Cookies or Soft Baked Cookies (5/6/12)
Pepperidge Farm $.75/1 Distinctive Cookies (5/6/12)
Pillsbury $.40/2 Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes (6/2/12)
Pillsbury $.40/3 Crescent dinner rolls (6/2/12)
Pillsbury $.40/3 refrigerated Grands! biscuits (6/2/12)
Rachel Ray $1/1 bag of soup bones or any other Nutrish treats (6/11/12)
Rachel Ray $2/1 6lb+ bag of Nutrish for Dogs (6/11/12)
Revlon $1/1 color cosmetic (4/15/12)
Revlon $1/1 color cosmetic (4/15/12)
Schick $1/1 disposable razor pack excludes 2ct (4/22/12)
Schick $3/2 disposable razor packs excludes 2ct (4/22/12)
Scotch $2/1 Pet Hair Remover or Sweeper refill (4/30/12)
Scotch $2/1 Pet Hair Remover or Sweeper Starter Kit (4/30/12)
Scott $.50/1 Naturals flushable wipes tub or refill (4/22/12)
Scott $1/8+ rolls of bath tissue (4/22/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 bathroom cleaners (6/30/12)
Sebamed $3/1 full size hair care product (5/12/12) Redeemable only at CVS
Sebamed $3/1 full size skin care product (5/12/12) Redeemable only at CVS
Sebamed $5/2 full size skin care products (5/12/12) Redeemable only at CVS
Sebamed 50% off conditioner wyb shampoo (5/12/12) Redeemable only at CVS
Tide $.50/1 Stain Release ets (4/30/12)
Tide $1/1 detergent excludes PODS and trial (4/30/12)
Ultimate Flora $3/1 probiotic (6/30/12)
VIVA $.60/1 or more paper towel Big Rolls (5/6/12)
Yoplait $.20/1 Lactose-Free yogurt cup (5/5/12)
Yoplait $.50/8 cups (5/5/12)
Yoplait $.75/1 Greek yogurt 4-pack (5/5/12)
Yoplait $.75/2 Go-Gurt, Kids Cup, Trix, Splitz (5/5/12)

3/11 Red Plum Preview

Advil $1/1 PM 4ct+ (6/9/12)
Breathe Right $1.50/1 10ct+ (5/11/12)
Breathe Right $2/1 26ct+ (5/11/12)
Centrum $5/1 Pro Nutrients (4/14/12)
Crave $1/1 soft treats for cats (4/21/12)
DermaSilk $5/1 full size product (3/22/12)
Dial $.35/1 bar pack 3ct+ or liquid hand soap (3/31/12)
Dial $1/1 lotion 12oz+ (3/31/12)
Dial $1/2 body washes 12oz+ (3/31/12)
Dial for Men $1/1 Speed Foam body wash ets (3/31/12)
Emerald Nuts $1.50/2 products 5oz+ (4/22/12)
Florida Crystals $.75/1 Light or Amber Organic Agave Nectar (5/31/12)
Florida Crystals $1/1 Natural or Organic Sugar product (5/31/12)
Garnier $2/1 moisturizer (6/11/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (5/6/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong treatment (5/6/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverStyle product (5/6/12)
L’Oreal $2/1 Sublime Mousse haircolor (5/6/12)
Marcal $1/1 Small Steps Towel 8 roll+ or bath tissue 12 roll+ or $1/2 napkins (4/15/12)
Meow Mix $.75/1 dry cat food 3lbs+ dnd (5/5/12)
Nutro $3/1 Ultra food for dogs (5/6/12)
Pup-Peroni $1/1 4.8oz+ (5/31/12)
Pure Protein $1/1 powder or drink (4/22/12)
Pure Protein $1/2 bars (4/22/12)
Purex $.50/1 liquid detergent ets (4/21/12)
Purex $1/1 UltraPacks detergent ets (4/21/12)
Renuzit B1G1 free Fresh Accents air freshener up to $2.29 (4/8/12)
Renuzit B2G1 free Adjustables air fresheners up to $4.17 (4/8/12)
Rimmel London $1/1 mascara (5/31/12)
Rimmel London $1/1 product (5/31/12)
Soft Scrub $.50/1 Abrasive or Gel product (4/21/12)
Soft Scrub $1/1 Total product (4/21/12)
SuperPretzel $1/1 soft pretzel product (4/13/12)
Visine $1/1 product 1/2floz+ (6/30/12)
Visine $2/1 Soothing Wipes product (6/30/12)
Visine $2/1 Visine-A or Visine product with Hydroblend moisturizers (6/30/12)


Free Insert Giveaway!

Here it is ladies (and gentlemen too!). It’s time for a giveaway. My fan page has made it to 850 fans and it wouldn’t be possible without each of YOU! Thank you so much for being loyal fans, subscribers, and even friends. Since my page is smaller than most paid bloggers, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to ‘know’ many of my fans. I’ve met some wonderful ladies on this page and I’m so glad I get to share my deals with you, and also see your shopping trips! In honor of 850 fans, I’m giving ONE lucky fan a pack of 10 free inserts (from 2/26, or any from past weeks I have in stock!). Shipping is even on me!

Helping others is one of my greatest accomplishments and paying it forward makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside! So, if you are a subscriber be watching your bi-weekly packages for a little surprise! All current subscribers will get a little something from me. Nothing major, I just want to say thank you all for being so loyal to Penny Pinching Mom!!

No, to enter the giveaway I’ve been talking about for WEEKS! There are many ways to earn entries.
**First, you have to be a FAN of PPM of Facebook, and comment on THIS blog post! That gets you your first entry.
***For a second entry, subscribe to my blog via email. (top left, under email subscription heading). Make a second comment on THIS post that you subscribed via email!

****For additional entries, refer your friends. Friends MUST comment on this post (each one you refer) and say you referred them. They can comment and get their own entries too!

GIVEAWAY WILL END PROMPTLY AT 11:59PM on Saturday, March 3rd.


Who doesn’t love freebies??
I most certainly do! For this post, I wanted to give you ladies (and gentlemen 😉 ) a little compilation of things I always get for free, or almost free! And, most importantly: My FAVORITE freebies!! I was going to add photos, but ran out of time because I have a million other things going on. Please forgive me.

First of all, my favorite freebies and cheapies! *these also fall under the category I will cover 2nd*
UP2U Gum (always free with $1 coupon and $1 on sale!)
Razors (almost always cheap, usually free with high value coupons ($4-$5) or Target gift card deals)
Body wash (free or cheap with high value coupons $3-$4)
Taco Seasoning (I will NEVER pay for this stuff again! Always free with a .50 coupon that is doubled)
Taco Shells (under $1 with doubled .50 coupon)
Black Beans (Ortega brand, usually with $1 off coupon or .50 coupon doubled)
Nesquik (small packs free with .50 or .60 coupons doubled up to $1 value at Meijer!)
Cereal, various brands (ALWAYS get it for under $1 a box!! Never buy if it is more and stock up when I can, usually pair a $1 off 1 coupon with a $2 sale)

Category 2, always free or cheap:

Toothbrushes (pair a coupon with a $1 sale, or wait for $2 high value coupon and a sale for a better brush!)
Lotion (usually trial sizes)
Trial size medicines (advil, nyquil, dayquil)
Children’s medicine (Robitussin, Advil, Triaminic) I get these on clearance in late summer usually, and pair with $1 or $2 coupons
Trial size cascade packs, 3 in a pack for $1 at Target and use $1/1 coupons if they come out!
Trial size Tide $1, use $1/1 coupon
Shaving Cream ($1 or so paired with a coupon at Kroger usually)
Makeup (on sale and paired with a coupon at Kroger usually)
Dole salads ($1 on sale paired with $1 coupon, usually printables)
Small packs of Advil or store brand Ibuprofen (paired with coupons and on sale for $1-$2)
Canned Chili (use this for appetizers, etc for pitch ins! always $.30 or less a can with doubled .40 or .50/1 coupon)
Refried Beans ($1 sale paired with doubled .50 coupon)
Pasta ($1 paired with $1 coupon or I will pay up to .50 a box for whole grain!)
Pasta sauce (always under $1 a jar for Classico brand, or under .50 for Ragu and other brands)
Chex Mix (always under .50 per bag after coupon, usually free)
Bugles (always under .50 per bag after coupon, usually free)
Goldfish (no coupon needed, I just wait for $1 sale!)
Assorted Candy bars (Walgreens, Marsh, Kroger, etc. Pair a coupon with a 2/.80 sale!)

These are just a sample of things I like to get for free….
What do YOU like to get for free or cheap? Which items are your ‘staples’ in your stockpile? Please share!

More beginners tips!

In this post I’m going to answer the top few questions I always get asked!

How do you clip SO many coupons?
Well, until a week ago- I used scissors and stacked 10 inserts at a time. Now, I have a paper cutter and it works wonderfully! Makes clipping a 20 minute job instead of 2 hours!

How do you keep coupons organized?
Well, I’m starting a new system (just sorted 2 days ago actually!) Here are my categories: In the very front is Checklane stuff (candy bars, gum, etc), Breakfast, Fruit & Veggies, Pasta/Ethnic foods (includes dry pasta, sauces, and pasta meals like healthy choice that are found in macaroni aisle), Canned foods (includes soups), Baking, Boxed foods (includes stuffing, hamburger helpers, boxed potatoes, etc), Condiments, Drinks, Refrigerated (includes dairy), Frozen foods, Beauty (this is a BIG one! I use 4 categories inside this one!) Soap/body wash, shampoo, makeup, feminine care, Laundry & Dishwashing, Paper Products & Cleaners, Baby, Pharmacy (which includes medicine and toothbrushing), Miscellaneous, and Pets.

Where do you get SO many coupons?
Well, I buy them from someone who mails them to me, then I mail them on to you ladies! I don’t make much money off of them, I more so enjoy spreading the word, and getting other people to use coupons!!

What coupon database do you use?
Easy! Money Saving Mom’s!! Here’s the link. Best of all, it’s FREE!

There aren’t coupons for ‘healthy foods’! How do you save on those?
You’re exactly right, there aren’t very often. It’s VERY rare to find a produce or meat coupon. Very rare! These are ‘staples’ at our house, and since we really don’t consume a lot of meat, it’s the one thing I do pay full price for. From time to time, Kroger puts coupons in their mailers for discounts off of entire shopping trips. Something like $5/ $50 purchase or $1 off $5 produce purchase. I take full advantage if I can find those!

What non-grocery/household items do you use coupons on?
I use coupons ANY time we go out to eat, or we order from the value menu. Since it’s just the 2 of us usually, we do mainly fast-food. I know, unhealthy! Chick Fil A is Addy’s favorite, and there are rarely coupons there so we go for Kids night on Wednesdays (formerly on Tuesdays!). Gas for my car is the other big one! Whenever I can, I use my Kroger points towards gas! You get points on any purchase made there BEFORE coupons! Which is SO nice. Tonight my total was over $100, and after coupons it was somewhere around $13. That’s a 10¢ off per gallon discount!

How in the world do you have time to use so many coupons when you work and have a little one?
Well, many of you may or may not know, my little one is going to be 3 soon, and is developmentally the age of about 18 months. She has lots of special needs and we are in therapy 4-5 times a week, and she also has preschool 2 times a week. Then, I work 3-5 days a week on top of that. Yes, it is crazy around here most days and I’m not sure how I’ve maintained sanity! But, I make it a priority to use coupons whenever I can because coupons allow me to not work a full-time job. Coupons, and selling thing on eBay on occasion. It’s impossible to work full-time with my little one needing so much extra attention/help! In a nutshell- it’s totally possible. Just takes an hour a week to organize/clip coupons! I do it after my little one has gone to bed, usually on Wednesday or Thursday while I’m watching shows I like on TV!

Is it worth it?
Yes, it is! I mean, who doesn’t love FREE or cheap? I love both! If I can stock up on a year’s supply of a single item and pay almost nothing for it, I will. It takes storage space, and I’m going to soon be losing my under-the-stairs closet. When we move, I’ll have to get a new game plan.

What’s your stockpile look like?
Well… .let’s save that for another post- because right now I’d be totally embarrassed to post a photo of it. There are bags laying everywhere in the closet, and some things are ‘homeless’. =)

Updated Subscription Information

After doing some research in my Paypal account, it has came to my attention that I am actually losing money on most every transaction I set up. It’s my fault- I always estimate shipping cheaper than it is and I love giving people discounts! That’s just how I am: I love to help others. I don’t charge for my time to make money, just so I break even. Well, last month I lost almost $35 which is a copay for one of my daughter’s therapy sessions!

So, in order to ensure I don’t rip myself off again, I am going to do 2 things. First, I am going to make the price for my time to hunt down inserts, etc .50 per insert. (You are still saving 75¢- $1.25 per paper if you went to the store to buy your own!). Also, I am going to start only shipping flat rate envelopes. I can fit more in there, and don’t have to worry about the weight if one insert is really heavy!

Trust me, this isn’t something I wanted to do. Because, again I really like helping others. But, I’ve checked 2 other places that provide inserts and their prices break down to $3.32-$3.50 per 2 inserts (paper). My cost will remain at about $2.20! After that, I still feel like I’m passing on my savings and helping others out!! I want you all to know I love helping you and hope I can continue to do so.

Now for the math!! We all know I love numbers!!

Here’s what a monthly subscription might look like with 4 weeks in the month (8-10 inserts) for a customer who orders 3 of each:
Week 1- 3 of each insert (3) x.50= $4.50
Week 2- 3 of each insert (2) x.50= $3.00
Week 3- 3 of each insert (2) x.50= $3.00
Week 4- 3 of each insert (2) x.50= $3.00

To save on shipping, I ship bi-weekly.
Insert cost: $16.50
Shipping cost $5 for each envelope (flat rate envelope) $10
Total= $26.50
My cost= approximately $2.20 per paper

Company A charges: 5 of each insert= $17.50 per week That’s $3.50 per paper essentially

Company B charges: $1.35 per insert= 2.70 per paper, plus shipping ($3.94)= $3.32 per paper.

*** Please note, the per paper price for my subscriptions will be substantially less if you order 5, 10, or 15 inserts since you will be shipping more in one envelope! 🙂

Thanks again, I hope you all understand the changes that I have to make, and they will be effective with December subscriptions!

11/13 Insert Previews


$1.00/1 Airwick Flip and Fresh
$3.00/2 Airwick Candles, 5.29 oz
B2G1 Free Airwick Candles, 3 oz
Free Airwick Double Fresh Warmer WYB Scented Oil Twin Refill Fragrance
$1.50/1 Airborne Product
$4.00/1 Bausch & Lomb Soothe Eye Drops
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookies Mix Pouch
$0.50/2 Birds Eye
$2.00/10 Boston Market Products
$4.00/20 Boston Market Products
$3.00/1 Butterball Whole Fresh or Frozen Turkey WYB any 4 Packages of Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix
$0.75/1 California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil
$1.00/1 Clairol Hair Color
$3.00/1 Clairol Nice N Easy Color Blend Foam or Perfect 10 Hair Color
$1.00/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 4 oz or larger
$1.00/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4 oz or larger
$0.50/1 Command Product
$0.50/1 Easy-off Cooktop or Barbecue Grill Cleaner
$0.50/1 Easy-Off Oven Cleaner
$0.50/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs
$0.75/1 Eggland’s Best Cage Free or Organic Dozen Eggs
$1.50/1 Excedrin 80 ct or larger
$1.00/1 Farm Rich Product
B1G1 Free Foster Farms Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts up to $6.00
$1.00/2 Hershey’s, Reese’s or Heath Baking Chips 8 oz or larger
$1.00/3 Hershey’s Kisses bag 10 oz or larger
$1.00/1 Kotex Pads or Liners, Target Coupon
$0.75/1 Lime-A-Way Cleaner
$1.00/1 Lubriderm Product
$0.75/1 Mop & Glo Product
$0.75/1 Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish Product
$1.00/1 Mucinex Product
$0.75/2 Nabisco Crackers 6-16 oz
$0.75/1 Noxema Facial Product
$1.00/1 Old English Product
$0.55/1 Orville Redenbacher Popcorn 3 pk or larger
$0.25/1 Palmolive Dish Liquid
$0.50/1 Palmolive Fresh Green Apple, Pomegranate or Lavender Dish Liquid 25 oz or larger
$0.35/1 Pam Cooking Spray
$1.50/1 Poise Hourglass Shape Pads
$1.00/1 Poise Product
$1.00/1 Purina One Dry Cat Food
B2G1 Free Purina One Wet Cat Food Cans up to $0.77
$1.00/1 Pyrex Products
$2.50/1 Rachel Ray Nutrish Super Premium Dog Food 6 lb or larger
B1G1 Free Rachel Ray Nutrish Super Premium Dog Treats
$3.00/2 Red Lobster Lunch Entree
$4.00/2 Red Lobster Dinner Entree
$0.75/1 Resolve Carpet Cleaner
$0.50/1 Reynolds Oven Bags
$0.55/1 Reynolds Foil Excluding 18, 20, 25 and 30 sq ft and wrappers
$1.00/2 Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes, Tubes or Refills
$1.00/4 Scott Towel Rolls
$1.00/8 Scott Bath Tissue Rolls
$0.50/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa
$1.00/1 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 12 ct K-cup Portion Pack
$0.75/1 Tabasco
$0.50/1 Terry’s Item 6 oz or larger
$0.50/1 Toblerone Item 3.52 oz or larger
$1.00/1 Torani Syrup
$1.00/2 Tree Top Apple Sauce Products
$0.50/1 Whitecastle Package Microwaveable Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers 6 ct
$1.00/1 Whitecastle Package Microwaveable Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers 6 ct
$1.00/1 Wholly Product
$1.00/2 Wonderful Pistachio Packages 5 oz or larger
$1.00/1 Yuban Coffee
$1.00/1 Zantac Product 24 ct
$1.50/2 Ziploc Containers
$1.00/2 Ziploc Bags


$1.00/1 Advil Congestion Relief Product
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Double Roll
$0.25/1 Axe Deodorant Body Spray
$1.00/2 Baileys Coffee Creamers
$1.00/1 Beano Product 15 ct or larger
$1.00/1 Beano To Go
$0.25/1 Best Foods Product 16.5 oz or larger
$0.25/1 Caress Tahitian Renewal, Cashmere Luxury, Daily Silk, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Glowing Touch, Sheer Twilight or Scarlet Blossom Body Wash 6 bars or 12 oz
$3.00/1 Centrum Specialist Multivitamin
$5.00/1 Centrum ProNutrients Probiotic Supplement
$5.00/1 Centrum ProNutrients Supplement
$10.00/1 Comfort Zone Diffuser, Spray or 2 Refills
$7.00/1 Crest 3D White Professional Effects or 2 Hour Express White Strips
$0.35/1 Degree Men Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Stick
$1.00/1 DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza
$1.00/1 Dimetapp Children’s Product
$0.25/1 Dove Men+Care anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Stick
$0.25/1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash, Body and Face Bar or Active Clean Shower Tool
$1.50/2 Emerald Nuts Products 5 oz or larger
$1.00/1 Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Colore Creme
$1.00/2 Immaculate Baking Products
$1.00/1 Kibbles N Bits Dry Dog Food
$1.25/1 Knorr Homestyle Stock
$0.25/1 Lipton Tea Bags
$2.00/1 L’Oreal Paris Face Product
$1.00/2 Mars Holiday Products: M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies for the Holiday, Dove Chocolate Promises, Mixed Minis, Chocolates for the Holidays Variety Pack, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way or 3 Musketeers Minis 7.94-19.5 oz
$0.35/1 Martha White Muffin Mix
$0.35/1 Morton Coarse Kosher Salt, 26 oz All-Purpose Sea Salt, Sea Salt Grinder or Pepper Grinder
$2.00/1 Olay Facial Cleanser with Purchase of Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
$2.00/1 Total Effects or Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser
$5.00/1 Oral-B Replacement Brush Heads 3 ct or larger
$1.00/1 Pompeian Olive Oil 16 oz or larger
$0.50/2 Pop Secret Products
$0.25/1 Q-Tips Cotton Swabs Product 170 ct or larger
$0.25/1 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spread
$1.00/1 Slim Fast Shake Multipack
$1.00/2 Tums 24 ct or larger
$1.00/1 Vaseline Lotion 24.5 oz or larger

Home delivery papers (not the ones I get) will also have a General Mills insert!
$0.75/2 Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix AND Ready to Spread Frosting
$0.50/1 Bisquick Original or Heart Smart Baking Mix 20 oz + or Shake N Pour Pancake Mix 10.6 oz
$1.00/2 Chex Cereals
$0.75/1 Fundamiddles Cupcake Mix
$0.50/2 Green Giant Canned Corn, Peas or Green Beans
$0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Frozen Vegetables
$0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables
$0.75/2 Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetable 19-24 oz
$0.75/3 Hamburger Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals
$0.75/1 Nature Valley Granola Thins
$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits
$0.40/1 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls WYB Any Pizza Crust, Breadstick, Loaves or Dinner Rolls
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$040/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls
$0.50/1 Pillsbury Grands! Sweet Rolls
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts
$0.55/3 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.50/1 Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs
$1.00/4 Progresso Cans of Soup
$0.50/2 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
$1.00/10 Yoplait Yogurt Cups

Just because giveaway

I’m feeling like I want to give something to someone. Yep, random I know but I have the need to help others and it makes me feel better about myself when I help others. I help people every week with inserts (no, I don’t make much more than a cent or two each), so technically that’s helping considering the shipping supplies and printer ink it takes to ship them. 🙂

No complaints here though. I love helping others. In fact, I am in the process of starting a new volunteering opportunity with local elementary schools! I used to be much more active in helping others, but haven’t had as much time since I have a terrible-twos-ridden-toddler!

So, here’s the scoop! Enter the giveaway here on my blog. Comment below this post ONLY. Other comments won’t count, sorry. Again, I don’t have time to chase entries 🙂

I will be giving away 2 things! 1st- an envelope of FREE item coupons good at Kroger (and Kroger Subsidiaries). It will be things like free butter, eggs, salad mix, etc. The ones you get in the mail once a quarter from them. I have more than I can use and they expire 10/16. This giveaway will end promptly at 11:59 PM EST tomorrow, so I can mail on Saturday morning!!

The second winner will receive 5 free inserts (all I ask is they pay actual shipping since it will cost me a few bucks to mail)!

Thanks for being a fan, and PLEASE refer my page to your friends. Share, share, share!!!

If someone comments on this blog post that you have sent them, you will get an extra entry for each person you have sent!
~Good luck!

Please be patient.

I received what I think was a personal attack from a fan earlier today. I understand you all want to know exactly where to find what coupons, etc. I totally empathize. I remember trying to learn how to coupon effectively and not knowing where to find the coupons. I’ve posted about the ways to find out which insert is which, etc more than once. I will do it again for all of my new fans (and the ones who didn’t save the link, OR scroll down my blog homepage)!
It will be posted on the Penny Pinching Mom page in just a few minutes. Another way to tell which insert is which is to look on the ‘spine’ in the white part of the outside cover. There you will see a date such as 9/25/11. The top right corner on the front cover of the insert will tell you if it’s a Red Plum, Smart Source, or P&G insert.

Please remember I am NOT a paid blogger like other money saving pages like Krazy Coupon Lady, Money Saving Mom, or Coupon Divas. I am a Mom who doesn’t mind to spend a little time to help others out. I don’t think I should have to take 30-45 minutes to search which coupon is from which insert to spell it out for everyone. Once I clip the coupons, I have no idea what insert they are from and I put them in my binder. Then, I would have to go search for the coupon source myself (again) to post on the page. I do this to be kind to others, try to show some of the ‘hidden’ deals I/or my cousin find and share with others. I don’t do it for money!! If others need coupons, I make .2¢ (YES 2 tenths of a cent!!!!!!) per insert before paypal fees, and am negative after paypal fees, shipping supplies, printer ink for my labels, and my time. I don’t complain and I don’t mind! I just want to help other Moms be able to save on groceries/ household items for their families!!

Remember the golden rule::: Treat others as YOU would would want to be treated. Just because this is a ‘virtual’ world doesn’t mean you can attack someone and get away with it. Any rude fans will be removed unfortunately.

With that said- Happy shopping and don’t forget to check out the link below this post for the coupon data base. IF You need help learning how to use it, PLEASE let me know- I have no problem spending a few minutes to help you out. I’m not complaining to help for free, I’m just asking for compassion is all!
~Thanks so much for being a fan!!!

Meijer Matchups 9/25 or 9/28

These deals will start Thursday here in Indy, but those of you in other areas- these deals may already be live. Enjoy!

Some things I think we can get a good deal on:

Ortega products, 25% off, $1/2 coupon (printable) and $1/4 Meijer Mealbox printable

Valley Fresh Steamers 3/$5 use .50/2 coupon they’ll be $1.17 each-ish

Daisy Cottage cheese, $2.49, use 2 .35/1 coupons and $1/2 mealbox coupon

Gatorade G2 8 pack, $4.99, use $1/1 coupon (found on packs sometimes)

Nestle flavored water, .99. Reg price $2.71 (UGH! I just bought this today too!)

Chex mix .99

Cool whip, .99 (also bought this today DARN IT!)

Pepsi 2 liters .99 (use .50/1 dr pepper coupon- ask misty where to find that one!)

Shout 2/$5, use .55/1 coupon $1.50 final price. This coupon I got in a mailer I think

Irish spring deodorant OR body wash $2 use .50/1 coupon final price $1. Still a steal!

Hersheys Bars, buy 5 (.79 each) get 3 free, use 8 bogo1 air delight bar. Final price $3
3.95 for 16 bars!

Puffs are also 4/$5 still also not a bad deal. 🙂 Feel free to add!

Marsh Triple Deals

If you are near a Marsh Supermarkets, be sure to grab your coupons and head over this weekend. Through Monday they are tripling coupons. Here are the best deals I’ve found! I will TRY to organize them, and give you a link to find which insert the coupons were in. Sorry, I don’t have time to sort through all of them or search for each coupon for you. Wink wink, remember I’m not a paid blogger like the KCL, Money Sv Mom, or other famous ones we follow. I’m just a Mom who likes to help others save money!! I do it all out of the kindness of my heart. 🙂
PS- My Marsh allows you to use expired coupons for up to 7 days past expiration!

My favorite finds:

Heinz ketchup $1.89, use .50/1 coupon .39 total
KC Masterpiece BBQ $1, use .50/1 coupon FREE
MT Olive Pickles, $2.50 use .50/1 coupon $1 each

Cleaning/Laundry Supplies:
Dawn dish soap (plus bleach alternative) $2, use .75/1 coupon making it free!
Clorox Greenworks Toilet cleaner $1.39 .50/1 making it free

Health & Beauty:
Noxema $3, use .50/1 coupon $1.50 each

Breakfast/Granola Bars:
Quaker Chewy Bars $1.88 each, use .75/2 .75 each total
Keebler Fudge Bars (breakfast bar things) $3.19, use .75/1 .94 each
Planters Nut-rition Bars $2.50, use .75/1 .25 each
Snack Wells Bars $2.50, use .75/1 .25 each
Cheerios GIANT BOX, lol $3.33, I used .75/1 coupon from a sample, 1.08 each

Budding meats .99 each, use .55/2 coupon .33 for 2 total
Land O lakes cinnamon sugar butter $1.99, use .75/1 coupon FREE
Land O lakes spreadable butter (regular) $1.50, use .40/1 .30 each

Nabisco go-paks $1, use .75/2 coupon FREE

Campbells Select Harvest soups (on closeout) $.99 use .50/2, .48 for 2 total
Barilla Sauce $2 use .55/1 coupon .35 total
Barilla Piccolini Pasta .99, use .55/1 coupon FREE

Sara Lee Bread $2, use .55/1 coupon .35 total (MAKE sure you get the kind on sale, looking at my receipt mine rang up 2.75)
Gerber Pasta Pick ups $1.65, use .55/1 (printable from FREE
Nutella $2.99, use $1/1 coupon $1.99 (not free or cheap but we use it and Addy LOVES it!)
Planters Peanut Butter $2.89, use .75/1 .64 each
Pace Picante $2, buy 2 use .50/2 coupon 2.50 for 2. Not free but we use this too!
Thomas Bagel Thins $2.99, use .55/1 (printable from $1.34 each (again we buy these weekly!)
Tic Tacs $1.39, use .75/1 coupon FREE
Daisy Cottage Cheese $2.50, use .45/1 $1.15 total

Here’s the link to find which insert,


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