Freebie Friday

Happy New Year's Eve! Have loads of fun, but stay safe! See you in 2011. :)

*$10 off of $40 at Bed Bath & Beyond

*Free 20oz Full Throttle Fountain Drink at Quick Chek

*Get a Free Spicy Chicken Biscuit
Note: Make your reservation for an EXCLUSIVE premiere tasting of the Spicy Chicken Biscuit. From January 3 to 8, 2011, Chick-fil-A® is giving a limited number of FREE Spicy Chicken Biscuits to customers who make a reservation.

*Free Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

*Free Jr Shake at Arby's
Note: Expires 1/2/11

VTech Giftcard Giveaway (Closed)

Did your child receive a VTech V.Reader for Christmas? If so, then you will love this giveaway!! VTech has offered to give (1) lucky Frugalicious Mommy reader a $19.99 V.Reader gift card to purchase V.Reader titles from the Learning Lodge Navigator.

Since my son, Jae'Sun, has a V.Reader, VTech was generous enough to provide me with a giftcard of my own! With my $19.99 giftcard (plus extra coins I had in my account), I was able to purchase:

*Listen to Your Fish
*Let's Go! With Elmo and Friends
*Little Red Riding Hoood
*The Ugly Duckling
*Oceans of Wonders
*My First Trip to the Farm

After transferring the e-books to Jae'Sun's V.Reader, he had loads of fun "reading" all of the stories. My suggestion is that you invest in an AC adapter. :)

If you have an iPhone, also check out VTech's newly released iPhone app called "VTech: What's That Noise." The app, which can be purchased for $2.99 and allows kids to watch a story about Rufus the dog and play up to eight reading games.

And in the spirit of giving this holiday season, VTech has partnered with the non-profit organization First Book to launch a “Buy a Book, Give a Book” campaign. VTech will donate a book for each purchase of a V.Reader interactive e-reading system, e-book or accessory.

To Enter:
Visit VTech, then leave us a comment tell us about another VTech product you like.
(Remember you MUST do this first or else your extra entries will be invalid.)

Extra Entries:
*Follow our blog (1 entry)
*Subscribe to The Frugalicious Mommy (1 entry)
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*Tweet about this giveaway-Please include #FrugalMom in tweet (Once per day)
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*'Like' us on Facebook: The Frugalicious Mommy (1 entry)
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*Vote for us on Vote For Us @ TopBabyBlogs.Com - A Top Baby       Blog List By entry)

Remember to leave a comment for each task you complete! Also please make sure we have some way to contact you if you win! One winner will be chosen by . This giveaway will start today (12/30) and will end (1/13) at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be announced 1/14/11 on our winner's page. (Open to US)

Frugalicious Mommy Disclosure: I was given a V.Reader giftcard by VTech. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.

TLC's show 'Extreme Couponing' Airs Tomorrow

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In the blogsphere, we are sure you have heard about the new TLC Extreme Couponing show that will be airing Wednesday, December 29 at 8 ET. This show will follow Nathan Engels (creator of WUC) and three other extreme couponers as they do some $eriou$ shopping.

Nathan Engels was kind enough to provide us with a preview:
"I built something that was about 15 feet tall!! They filmed it's creation and it was almost entirely donated to local foodbanks! TLC also filmed our the giving aspect of couponing!! During this episode we donated around $6000-$7000 in product to a fantastic pantry!!! (we share this not to brag, but to lead by example, giving is such an amazing aspect of couponing!!!)"

To hear more about the show, check out FrugalTV!

Tasty Tuesday

This is so easy to make and taste wonderful..........


1/2 Chicken Thighs
1 cup Vinegar
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1 tsp Black Pepper
4 cloves of Garlic
2 Bay Leaf
1 teaspoon Oil

Add oil to large pot. Add garlic (careful not to burn), add chicken and brown, add pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar. (Do not stir until Vinegar is cooked). The Smell Test is the only way to gauge whether vinegar is cooked. Steam should not smell acidic.
Stir ingredients once sauce comes to a boil. Add bay leaf.
SIMMER until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Serve over steamed rice.

Walgreens Deals 12/26-1/1

*Note: green=printable coupon
pink= coupon from insert

blue= mail-in rebate (MIR)

Free and Cheap Deals
Vicks buy $15 get $5RR, buy $20 get $10RR $2 or $6 Moneymaker after RR and coupon
-Nyquil, Dayquil 20 ct., liquid 10 oz, Formula 44 6oz ($5.00)
-Children's Nyquil liquid 6oz, Vaporub 1.75oz, BabyRub 1.75oz, Inhaller .007 oz ($4.00)
-Vicks Sinex Vapospray .5 oz ($6.00)
$4.00 off one sinex product coupon in P&G 12/26 exp 1/31/11.
*First scenario : Buy four Vicks Sinex Vapospray for $24, use four $4 coupon, pay $8 and get $10 RR back. $2 MM.
Second Scenario: If like past, Vicks sinex sinus liquicaps 20 cts are included, so buy four for $20, use four $4 coupon, pay $4 and get $10 RR back. $6 MM.

Colgate Dental Care Max Fresh or Max White TB or Toothpaste 6oz (2.99) get $2RR Free or 25 cents after RR and coupon
$1/1 Colgate Max Fresh or Max White toothbrush in Everything Bright and Beautiful Holiday Shopping Guide exp 1/31/11
$0.75 Colgate Max White Toothpaste PRINT

Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor System (9.99) get $4RR $2 after RR and Coupon
Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor, any $4 (12-31-10) P & G 11/28/2010
$4.00 off one gillette fusion proglide manual or power razor P&G 12/26 exp 1/31/11

Revlon top speed nail color ($5.99) ( not in the ad, but monthly deal till 1/1/2011) get $5RR $1 after RR and Coupon

Chex mix 99 cents 8.75 oz 50 cents after coupon
50 cents off 1 coupon print

Pantene Hair Care 2/7.00 get $2RR 75 or 66 cents cents each after coupon and RR
Shampoo or Conditioner 12.6oz, Styling Product 1.9-11.5oz
Pantene Shampoo, 12.6 oz. FREE up to $6 wyb Pantene Product, any except trial (12-31-10) P &G 11/28/2010
*First scenario : So buy two, use 1 B1G1F coupon, pay $3.50 and get $2 RR back. If you don't have this coupon, you can also use $3.00 off two pantene products (ETS) exp 1/31/11 coupon coming in P&G 12/26.
Second Scenario : Buy three, use 1 B1G1F and 1 $3/2 coupon, pay $4 and get $2 RR back.

Other RR Deals:
Align 28 count ($28.99) get $5RR

Aussie or Herbal Essences Hair Care 5.7-14oz (2.99) get $1RR
$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
B1G1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Styler WYB 1 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

Clairol Nice 'N Easy Hair Color (9.99) get $2RR

Crest (2 for $5) get $1RR
Crest Whitening Expressions or Whitening Plus Scope toothpaste 6oz or 6.2oz, Pro Health mouthwash 250ml, Glide Floss 32.8 to 55 yards

Dove or Degree, select (2 for $7) get $2RR
Antiperspirant/deodorant 2.6oz or 2.7 oz or body mist 3oz

Dove for Men selected products $3.99 get 2RR
Antiperspirant/Deodorant 2.7-3oz
Body Wash 13.5oz
Active Clean Shower Tool

Energizer batteries $5.99 get $1RR
Max 10 pack AA or AAA, 4 pack C or D, 9volt 2 pack, Rechargeable 2 pack AA or AAA
$1/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight 10/3/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2010) $1/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight 11/21/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2010)

Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner 13.5 or 14.2oz (2/7.00) get $2RR
$2.00/2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioners 12/26/2010 PG (01/31/11)

K-Y products($24.99) buy $30 or more get $5RR
$2/1 K-Y Product 12/5/2010 RP Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

$4/1 K-Y Kissables Product 12/5/2010 RP Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

Mucinex or Delsym($9.99) get $2RR
14 or 20 ct. or 3 or 4 oz cough suppressant.

Pampers Jumbo Packs 20-50 pack (8.99) get 1RR
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, Any 12/26/2010 PG (01/31/11)

Post Cereal, select 11-24oz (2 for $5) get $1RR
$0.75/1 Pebbles Cereal 12/5/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/16/2011)

Prilosec 42 ct. ($22.99) get $5RR
$3/1 Prilosec 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011) $3/1 Prilosec 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

P&G Buy $10 or more get $2 RR
Bounce Dryer Bar 70 or 80 pack
$1/1 Bounce Dryer Bar 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Tide Stain Release 10 pack or 20oz liquid
$1/1 Tide Stain Release 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Downy Liquid 21,40 loads or 80 pack sheets
$0.25/1 Downy Liquid or Sheets 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Downy Fabric Softener 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Cascade 60oz or 15 ActionPacs
$0.25/1 Cascade 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

Swiffer, Febreeze or Mr. Clean 25% off
$0.50/1 Swiffer Refill 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
$1/1 Febreze Air Effects 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)

CVS Deals 12/26-1/1

*Note: green=printable coupon
pink= coupon from insert

blue= mail-in rebate (MIR)

ECB Deals
Get $3 ECB wyb Tone Body Wash $3.88 Limit 1
$1 Tone IP:
$1 Tone IP: Coupons

Free + $0.12 MM after coupon/ecb

Get $2 ECB Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength $2.99 Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total scanner coupon
$0.75 Colgate Toothpaste, any, 4.0 oz+ SS 12/5 (expires 12/25 so can be used if your store activates their sales on Saturday)
$0.24 or $0.76 MM after coupons/ecb

Kodak Photo Books BOGO: Free Kodak 8 x 10 Photo Books week of 12/26 @ CVS - NO limit
BOGO Photo Book IP: Coupons *no more prints available*
$3 off Photo Book scanner coupon
2 Free after BOGO coupon with BOGO sale or $3 MM with scanner coupon

Get $2 ECB wyb (2) Pantene 2/$6.97 Limit 1
$3/2 Pantene P & G 12/26
$1/2 Pantene Products, any except trial P & G 11/28
Pantene Shampoo, 12.6 oz. FREE up to $6 wyb Pantene Product, any except trial P & G 11/28

2/$1.48 or $0.76 each after BOGO coupon/ecb

Get $2 ECB wyb (2) Always Pads 2/$6 Limit 1
$1 Always Clean P&G 12/26
$1 each after coupons/ecb

Get $4 ECB wyb Gillette Fusion ProGlide $9.99 Limit 1
$4 Gillette Fusion ProGlide P & G 12/26
$4 Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor, any P & G 11/28/2010

$1.99 after coupon/ecb

Honest Tea, Vitamin Water, Fuze., Vitamin Water $3/3 Get $1 ECB wyb 3 Limit 2
Cheap Honest tea, Vitamin water week of 12/26-1/1
$0.50 Honest Tea IP: HONEST TEA - Coupons (print 3 times)
"Like" vitaminwater | Facebook
DEAL IDEA by Simpy CVS Shopper: Buy two Honest Teas and four Vitamin Waters, use two of each coupon listed above, pay $6 less the $3 in coupons, total out of pocket $3 get $2 in extra bucks back. Six bottles of drinks for $1.

Dawn Hand Renewal $0.94
$0.50 Dawn Hand Renewal P&G 12/26
$0.44 after coupon

Get $1 ECB wyb Pampers $8.99 Limit 1
$1.50 Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers Sensitive, or Extra protection diapers P & G 12/26
$1.50 Pampers Easy Ups or Underjams Night Wear P & G 11/28/2010
$6.49 after coupon/ecb

Charmin Basic 12ct. Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft 9ct. $4.99 Get $1 ECB Limit 1
$1 Charmin- P&G Rebate booklet
$2.99 after coupon/ecb

Christmas Freebies for your kids!

Track Santa as he makes his way around the world! Your kids can see the places he visited and even watch little movie clips. Visit


Want Santa to call your child? Visit and get one free call. :) My 4-year-old loved "talking" to Santa!

Merry Christmas!

Freebie Friday

Merry Christmas (Eve)! We hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas. If you are doing last-minute shopping today - stay safe!

*Free Sample of HydroPeptide

*'Like' Ruffles on Facebook and Get a Free Bag of Chips

*Free Samples of Green Magma

*Free Glad Trash Bags
Note: Glad is giving away 4 million free Glad Force Flex Trash Bags to aid in the help of community clean ups! You provide the idea, volunteers and inspiration, GLAD® will provide ForceFlex trash bags.

*Free Small Coffee or Tea at Borders
Note: Expires 12/25/10

*Free Advance Screening of Shameless
Note: Available in the following cities
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington D.C
*25 Free Copies of your Tax Return
Note: valid in store only on black & white, letter-size, single-sided, full-serve copies.

*;Like' Vitamin Water on Facebook and Get a BOGO Coupon

*Get 15% off at Famous Footwear w/Coupon
Note: Expires 12/27/10 Review

Just recently I was introduced to a great website called At, you can easily create custom bumper stickers, license plates, art prints , banners and signs plus much more! Their online services save you time and money. Of course, saving money doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice quality! Their signs are printed on high quality materials with some of the most advanced printing equipment available and can be delivered as soon as tomorrow!

I decided to get a little creative on, check out this custom license plate:

The design process is easy because they provide you with exclusive design templates and graphic elements to build a sign from scratch or you can upload your own existing graphics, photographs, and designs.

Are you looking for custom gifts? Create a personalized gift that will treasured for a lifetime. I found a cool novelty street sign for my sailor husband! This street sign would make the perfect gift and it would look great in his Navy room:

With all the great products at, I was delighted to be asked to review one of their items. Since my living room is in need of some new artwork, I chose to review the Great Wave at Kanagawa art print. What I love about is that they allow you to chose the material your art prints are printed on! You can choose from a variety of materials: aluminum, art board, static cling, and etc. I chose to have mine printed on Polystyrene because it's durable, so I don't have to worry about it getting ruined during our move.

Whether you're a business owner, mom, or a blogger like me - you are sure to find helpful for whatever your signage needs are.

CSN Stores GIVEAWAY! (Closed)

We know you seen our announcement a couple days ago about a *NEW* CSN giveaway! Ready?
The great folks at CSN Stores have offered to give (1) lucky Frugalicious Mommy reader a $75 gift certificate (does not cover any shipping costs)!

To Enter:
Visit CSN Stores, then leave us a comment telling us what item you would choose if you won.
(Remember you MUST do this first or else your extra entries will be invalid.)

Extra Entries

*Follow our blog (1 entry)
*Subscribe to The Frugalicious Mommy (1 entry)
*Follow us on Twitter: FrugaliciousMom (1 entry)
*Tweet about this giveaway-Please include #FrugalMom in tweet (Once per day)
*Blog about this giveaway & provide us with url (2 entries)
*Become a fan on Facebook: The Frugalicious Mommy (1 entry)
*Grab our button (1 entries)
*Vote for us on Vote For Us @ TopBabyBlogs.Com - A Top Baby Blog List By entry)

Remember to leave a comment for each task you complete! Also please make sure we have some way to contact you if you win! One winner will be chosen by This giveaway will start today (12/23) and will end Thursday (1/13) at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be announced Friday (1/14).
(Open to US & Canada residents)

Frugalicious Mommy Disclosure: CSN Stores is sponsoring this wonderful giveaway. No monetary compensation was received for this post.

Upcoming CSN Giveaway!

Are you doing some traveling during the Holidays? We are!!! After Christmas, we are heading up north to good ol' Tulare, CA to visit our family. I'm excited to travel, but I am dreading packing! My number one issue is the fact that I need to buy new kiddie luggage!

My first online stop was to CSN stores and of course, I found some cute items that the kids would love! Take a look...
I also found some luggage for myself...

If you are looking for some great luggage sets for your upcoming travels, then stay tuned for our next giveaway! Yup, you guessed it - we teamed up with CSN Stores (again)! :)

Tasty Tuesday

Chocolate Biscotti

2 1/4 C. Flour
1/2 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 2/3 C Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Powder
3 Lg Eggs
4 Egg yolks
1 Tbsp Amaretto
3/4 C Hazelnuts (skin on)
1/2 C Mini Chocolate Chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl stir together the flour, cocoa, sugar and baking powder. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, yolks, and amaretto. 
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until the dough comes together (about one minute). 
  4. Add the hazelnuts and chocolate chips and mix together. 
  5. Roll the dough into 3 logs about 10 inches by 2 inches and place on an uncreased baking sheet. 
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until light golden brown and remove from oven. 
  7. As they are cool enough to handle, cut the logs on a slight diagonal into pieces 1/3 inch thick and arrange cut side down on the sheets. 
  8. Lower heat to 275 degrees and return pieces to the oven, bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crisp. Allow to cool.

CVS on a $10 Budget

I finally had some time off to get a little bargain shopping done. Wouldn't you know it, not much happening at CVS. I did manage to get a few things so it wasn't a total loss. I did each transaction twice using a different card.

Trans #1

2-M & M's 2/$5 ($2/2 Q)
1-Listerine $3.49 ($1 Q)
1-Thermacare $2.79
2-Revlon Mascara $6.49 ea (2-$3 CRT)

Total $24.26
-25% off total purchase $6.06
-Q's $9.00
-$8.00 EB from a previous transaction
=$1.20 OOP
Earned $14.79 EB

Trans #2
4-Pantene $3.49 ea (2-BOGO & 2-$1/2 Q)
1-Listerine $3.49 ($1 Q)
2-Revlon Mascara $6.49 ea (2-$3 CRT)

Total $30.43
-25% off total purchase $7.61
-Q's $15.98
-$6.79 EB
=.05 OOP
Earned $14.00

Total Purchases $109.38
Total OOP $2.50
Total EB left $44.00

Rubbermaid/Sharpie 'Holiday Gift Idea' Review/Giveaway (Closed)

When I was growing up, my mom would always do different activities with my brothers and I. I have no clue how she managed to find the time, but she always did! My mom can best be described as the modern day June Cleaver, but much hotter. ;) Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my brothers and I helping our mother bake and decorate cookies.

Now that I am a mom, I try to find time to do things with my kids even if it's something as simple as baking. Recently, Rubbermaid contacted me and wanted to know if I would like to participate in their 'Rubbermaid/Sharpie Holiday Gift Idea' and review Sharpie/Rubbermaid products. I was sent a 15 piece set of TakeAlongs, a Sharpie Stainless Steel Permanent Marker, set of 8 Sharpie Retractable Markers and a set of 3 Sharpie Pen Retractables. The task that Rubbermaid/Sharpie wanted me to complete: Simply make up a batch of my favorite cookies, fudge or other goodie and “wrap” them in a Rubbermaid TakeAlong decorated with some Sharpie Markers!
Ahhhh let the creativity begin....

My daughter, my aunt, & I decorated a few Rubbermaid TakeAlongs for our Holiday treats. We had a blast using all the Sharpies! Retractable Sharpies = No more dried out markers. Woohoo!

If you never tried Rubbermaid TakeAlongs, then check out these features:
*Perfect variety of sizes to suit everyday storage uses including sandwiches,
leftover, crafts, gifts and yummy goodies.
*Every container has the Quik Clik Seal that ensure the lid clicks in place to secure the contents.
*The bases have graduation marks for easy measuring and the lids are ridged for easier stacking.
*Priced right so there is no worry about giving them away or accidentally losing them.

*They are microwave, top rack dishwasher and freezer safe.
(For more information, Rubbermaid TakeAlongs can be found here)

Overall, I am impressed with the TakeAlongs set because the lids stack nicely together, the set is affordable, and they are definitely durable (something I desperately need in my house). So now the question is would you like to win your own set of TakeAlongs and Sharpies?

To Enter:
Visit the Rubbermaid website, then leave us a comment telling us about another Rubbermaid product(s) you like.
(Remember you MUST do this first or else your extra entries will be invalid.)

Extra Entries:
*Follow our blog (1 entry)
*Subscribe to The Frugalicious Mommy (1 entry)
*Follow us on Twitter: FrugaliciousMom (1 entry)
*Tweet about this giveaway-Please include #FrugalMom in tweet (Once per day)
*Blog about this giveaway & provide us with url (2 entries)
*'Like' us on Facebook: The Frugalicious Mommy (1 entry)
*Grab our button (1 entries)
*Vote for us on Vote For Us @ TopBabyBlogs.Com - A Top Baby Blog List By entry)

Remember to leave a comment for each task you complete! Also please make sure we have some way to contact you if you win! One winner will be chosen by This giveaway will start today (12/19) and will end Sunday (1/2) at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be announced Monday (1/3). Open to US and Canada.

Frugalicious Mommy Disclosure: Rubbermaid/Sharpie provided me with the information and products to review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own. No monetary compensation was received for this post.

Deal Alert: 80% off at


If you are looking for the perfect gift, then take a look at! EVERYONE eats, right?! Use coupon code: PRESENT and you will get 80% off.
Hurry --> This offer expires on December 20th at 11:59 PM PST. Also, remember to read all terms and conditions before purchasing.

Happy Holidays!

Walgreens Deals 12/19/12/25

*Note: green=printable coupon
pink= coupon from insert

blue= mail-in rebate (MIR)

RR Deals:
**Ad Scan**

$1 RR wyb Dunkin Donuts Coffee 12 oz $5.99

$2/2 Dunkin' Donuts Coffee, 11 oz or larger (12/31/10) RP 10/31/10

$1 RR wyb (2) Vanity Fair Plates, Cups or Napkins 2/$4

$1 RR wyb (2) Purex Complete 3 in 1 2/$9

$5 RR wyb (2) L'Oreal Everstrong, Everpure or Elnet Hair Products
$1/1 Everstrong shampoo, conditioner, or treatment, any (01/16/11) RP 10/24/10
$1/1 Everpure shampoo, conditioner, or treatment, any (01/16/11) RP 10/24/10

$1.50 RR wyb Colgate Dental Care $2.49
Total Advanced Toothpaste 4oz
Wave Toothbrush

Colgate Toothpaste, 4oz+ - $1 off any 1 (x12/25/10) SS 12/5
Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excludes Colgate Plus and Extra Clean - 40 cents off any 1 (x12/25/10)

$1 Colgate Walgreen coupon in Diabetes and You Winter Magazine

$2 RR wyb Vick's Dayquil or Nyquil $8.99
$1.50/1 Dayquil, any (12/31/10) PG 11/28/10
$1.50/1 Nyquil, any (12/31/10) PG 11/28/10
Free Puffs WYB any 2 Vicks (up to $1.99) (12/31/10) PG 11/28/10

$2 RR wyb Biotrue, Soothe XP or Boston Simplus $8.99
$1.50/1 Biotrue (10 oz. size or larger) (12-31-10) SS 08/15/10

$3 RR wyb Prilosec ORC 28 ct $17.99
$3/1 Prilosec, any (12/31/10) PG 11/28/10
$7/2 Prilosec, 42-ct (12/31/10) PG 11/28/10

2 FREE Red Box Rental Codes wyb Energizer Batteries
$1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight (12/31/10) SS 10/3/2010
$1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight (12/31/10) SS 11/21/2010

Get a FREE Olay Cleanser($19.99 value) wyb Olay Pro X Advanced Cleansing System

Other Deals:
Kleenex, 78 or 110-ct, $0.89 w/ IVC
$0.50 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 3 boxes or one bundle pack (1/30/11) SS 12/5/2010
$0.50 Kleenex Facial Tissue Bundle Pack or 3 singles (1/2/11) SS 11/7/2010

Halls Drops 20-80 ct, $1 off w/ IVC
$1/2 Halls Drops, 20 ct+ (01/01/11) SS 11/07/10

Gain (11 oz) or Joy (12.6 oz) dish liquid, $0.89 w/ IVC
Gain Dishwashing Liquid .50 (12-31-10) P & G 11/28/2010

Angel Soft bathroom tissue, 9 big rolls, $4
Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 6- double roll+ $1.00/2 (12/19/10) RP 9/19/2010
Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 6-double rolls+ $1.00/2 (2/14/11) RP # 2 11/14/2010

Wet Ones Antibacterial, 40-ct, $1.99
$1/2 Wet Ones Wipes Products, canisters or singles (12/31/10) SS 10/3/2010

Godiva bar, 3.5 oz, 2/$4
Godiva Gems, 3.5-4.1 oz
$0.50 Godiva Chocolate Bar or Gems item, 1.4 oz(12/31/10) SS 11/7/2010

CVS Deals 12/19-12/25

*Note: green=printable coupon
pink= coupon from insert

blue= mail-in rebate (MIR)

ECB Deals:

*Ad Scan here*

Thermacare Neck, Wrist & shoulder heat wrap 1ct. $2.79 Get $2.79 ECB Limit 1 FREE
$1 Thermacare Heatwrap IP: *one per e-mail address*

Revlon Super Lustrous, Moon Drops, Color Burst Lip or Double Twist Mascara $6.49 Get $4 ECB Limit 6

ALL Revlon Nail $3.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 6
~1.00/1 Lucky Magazine, November 2010

Spend $10 Get $7 ECB wyb any Physicians Forumula Cosmetics Limit 1
$3 peelie found at Target
Rebate forum: Physicians Formula - Rebates *look for Try Me Free peelies*

Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 razor 1ct. or Cartridges 4ct. $8.79 Get $4 ECB Limit 1
$2 Schick Hydro or Quattro Razor or Refill SS 12/5

Spend $20 Get $5 ECB wyb select Nivea (excludes Men's facial care) Limit 1
$1 Nivea Body Lotion, 8.4-16.9 oz RP 12/5
$1 Nivea Body Wash for Women, 8.4-16.9 oz RP 12/5
$1 Nivea For Men Body Wash, 16.9 oz RP 12/5
BOGO Nivea Lip Care Product, up to $3.99 RP 12/5
$1.00/1 Nivea for Men Face or Body Care product BOOKLET found @ CVS
$1 Nivea Body Product IP:

Spend $20 Get $5 ECB wyb CVS/pharmacy Facial Cleansing or Moisturizing (excludes acne) Limit 1

Cetaphil Gentle Skin cleanser 16oz $9.89 Get $2 ECB Limit 1
$2 Cetaphil Product (excludes bars) IP:

Spend $30 Get $10 ECB wyb Any Roc Skin Care Limit 1
2.00/1 TEARPAD

Spend $20 Get $5 ECB wyb Any Lumene Skin Care Limit 1

Get $10 ECB wyb Any University Medical Face Lift WrinkleFree Limit 1

Pantene Shampoo or conditioner 12.6 oz 2/$6.97 Get $2 ECB wyb 2 Limit 1
BOGO Pantene Shampoo WYB any Pantene Product, Free Product, 12.6 oz or less, excludes trial size P&G 11/28
$1/2 Pantene Products, excludes trial size P&G 11/28

Listerine Antiseptic 500ml or PocketPaks 72ct. $3.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 2
$0.50 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, 500 ml RP 10/10
$0.50 Listerine Pocketpaks, Pocketmist, Plax Rinse or Essential Care Toothpaste, Pocketpaks 24 ct+ RP 10/10 or SS 8/1
$0.50 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, 500 mL+ RP 9/19 or RP SS 8/1

Get $10 ECB wyb Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal 14ct., 3D White Stain Shield, Vivid, Gentle Routine or Professional Effects 10-28ct. Limit 2
$5 Crest 3-D white Professional Effects, Advanced Vivid, Gentle Routine or Stain Shield Whitestrips, excludes Crest 3D White Vivid Whitestrips P&G 11/28

Philips Sonicare Essence power toothbrush $39.99 Get $5 ECB Limit 2
$10 Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush, no Xtreme models SS 11/21/2010
Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush, no Xtreme models $10 Rebate (mail-in) SS 11/21/2010
$10 Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush excludes model SS 12/12
Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush excludes Xtreme model $10 MIR form SS 12/12

Conair MiniPro Hair Appliance $19.99 Get $5 ECB Limit 1

Shift3 LookBook Wireless Reader $119.99 Get $20 ECB Limit 1

Spend $10 Get $3 ECB wyb these Air Wick products:
Air Wick scented oil refills 2pk, Fresh Matic refills, i-motion refill or kit $5 Limit 2
$1 AirWick Scented Oil Twin Refill Pack SS 12/12
$1 Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill SS 11/14
$2 Air Wick Compact i-motion Starter kit IP:
AIR WICK®*-*It's good to be home®

Spend $15 Get $5 ECB wyb any Duracell Batteries Limit 1
Duracell AAA, AA 20pk, C, D 8pk or 9-volt 4pk $9.99
Duracell AAA, AA 10pk, C, D 4pk or 9-volt 2pk $5.99
$1.50 Duracell AA, AAA, C, D, 9v, AA and AAA 4 pk+ RP 11/14

Get $10 ECB wyb (3) American Express Prepaid Gift Cards

Coke 12oz, 12 pk, selected varities 4/$13 Get $3 ECB wyb 4 Limit 1

Russell Stover Chocolates, truffles 11-12oz or sugar free 8.25oz $4.99 Get $1 ECB Limit 1
$1 Russell Stover Boxed Chocolates, 7.4 oz+ SS 12/12

Hershey's assorted 7.8-17.25oz or M&M's 9.9-12.6oz 2/$5 Get $2 ECB wyb 2 Limit 2
$1/2 M&M Holiday Product, any RP 11/14/2010 (thanks Amit19)
1.00/2 Hershey's Scanner q (one day only, must scan on saturday for use on sunday!)

BOGO Sales:
Zhu Zhu Pets & accessories
B2G1 IP: Signup
See deal explanation HERE

Gold Emblem Nuts
$2/$10 CVS Booklet Q

CVS/Pharmacy Batteries
Verizon $10, $20, $30, $50 Long Distance Domestic or International prepaid phone cards
Twizzlers, BreathSavers 3 Hour or Ice Breakers

Emerald almonds, pecans, walnuts
$1 Emerald Nuts, 5 oz+ RP 11/14
$1.50/2 Emerald Nuts, 5 oz+ RP 11/14

ALL Nature's Bounty or Flex-a-min
$2 Nature's Bounty Your Life Multi's Vitamin IP:
$1 any Nature's Bounty RP 11/14

Lay's Chips

All CVS/pharmacy Vitamins, Minerals or Herbals
~1.00/ CVS Vitamin D Tearpad

Freebie Friday

Here is our weekly roundup of freebies! Unless otherwise noted, all freebies are valid in U.S.

*Get Free Wendy's Natural Cut Fries via Facebook

*Free Slice of Pizza from Extreme Pizza
Print the coupon linked & redeem at your local Extreme Pizza to claim your free slice at CA,CO,DE,FL,NE,NV,NY,OR,TX,WA

*Free Sample of Purina Pro Plan Shredded Blend (Canada only)

*Get One Free Cup of Yoplait Yogurt

*Free Trident Layers (Mint & Melon) from Qucik Chek
Note: Must use coupon & valid until 12/20

*Free Newborn Photo Session from Light-Scape Photography (Canada Only)
Note: For babies 10 days and under. Valued over $100. Limit 1 per family. Expires 3/31/11

*5 Pampers Gifts to Grow Points
Use code: WelcomeMembers5

*Free Sample of Playtex Sport

*Free Medium Fries at Whataburger (Today Only)
Note: Dine-in only from 4-9pm

Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Christmas is my favorite times of the year! I love buying gifts for others, of course I like receiving them as well, but who doesn't. This year I was contacted by T.J. Maxx/Marshalls and asked if I wanted to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange with fellow bloggers.

We were each given a $50 gift card to spend at T.J.Maxx or Marshalls. When I received the name of the person I was buying for, I took a look at her site (How Not to Dress Like a Mom) to get some kind of clues as to what she would like. Buying a gift for someone you know nothing about is quite difficult! Lucky for me, in one of Jacqueline's earlier postings she mentioned some items she liked! :)

I decided I would go to TJ Maxx because the prices are incredible and their selection is great. I was able to pick up an amazing Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, a cute silver clutch purse with sequins, and some Christmas cookies. I had so much fun shopping for her, I can't wait to hear what she thought of her gifts. ->Update: Jacqueline loved her gifts. See her post here.

A few days after sending Jacqueline's gifts, I received my gifts (pictured above) from my secret santa, Laurie at Guessing All the Way. I received a large tote, a Candle, Starbucks coffee and Two large animal print Coffee Mugs (hmmm did I mention somewhere on our blog that my favorite coffee cup broke and that I needed a new one...oh and that I that I absolutely love animal print). My Secret Santa did a fantastic job at choosing my gifts - I love them! I hope I did as good of a job at choosing gifts for Jacqueline.

Tip-a-licious Thursday

Get a $10 bonus gift card from Borders
when you cash in for a Borders gift card.

How It Works:
1. Find the nearest participating CoinStar machine.
2. Cash in a minimum of $40 in coins.
3. Choose a gift card from Borders (which gives you full value for your coins).
You can spend your coin pour right away at Borders, Borders Express and
Waldenbooks stores or online.
4. Your $10 promo code will be at the bottom of your Coinstar/Borders receipt.
5. Go to this page, enter your promo code and information.
6. Your $10 gift card will be mailed to you.

Valid from: 12/6/2010 and ends 12/31/2010 (11:59PM Pacific Standard Time)

(Thanks, Bargain Briana)

Wordful Wednesday

My youngest daughter will be 15 months on Dec. 27th. While I know that every child is different, I couldn't help but compare her milestones with her siblings. My oldest daughter, Kanani, started walking at 9 months old! My son, Jae'Sun, waited two weeks after his first birthday to walk. But little Ms. Maleah is the stubborn one! She can climb stairs, climb furniture, stand up on her own, and even jump BUT walking is just something she has not wanted to try...until now!

This week's Wordful Wednesday hosted by Amanda at:

FREE Bottle of Excedrin (Act Fast)!!!!

Head over to Excedrin's website to receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Excedrin. You have to hurry though...Only valid for the first 10,000 customers per day!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Christmas Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix shortening, egg and flavorings thoroughly. Mix flour and salt, then stir into shortening mixture. Divide dough in half. Blend food coloring into one half.
Roll a 4-inch strip (using 1 teaspoon dough) from each color. Place strips side by side, press lightly together and twist like a rope. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Curve top to form handle of cane. Bake about 9 minutes until lightly browned. While still warm, sprinkle with mixture of crushed candy and granulated sugar.

*Note: I decided to coat our cookies with a thin layer of frosting, then add crushed candy/sugar mixture. FYI my cookies are not too pretty because I was tired and didn't realize that the cookies would be time-consuming due to the twisting of colors.

Snowball Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter in large bowl. Add sugar, cream until light. Stir in vanilla. Mix in flour and salt.Shape into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Dust powdered sugar on snowball cookies as soon as they come out of oven. After the cookies cool, dust them with powdered sugar again.

Overstock's Online Scavenger Hunt (Week 3)

We are in week three of Overstock's online scavenger hunt “Find the perfect holiday gift! Family Edition.” This weeks clues lead us to Home & Garden>Kitchen & Dining>Dinnerware! (read more of about our Scavenger hunt here)

Dinnerware can be broken down into different categories:
*Formal dinnerware is often used on special occasions such as...

or entertaining guests
*dinnerware for everyday use is referred to as causal dinnerware.
My favorite set is the Sango Avanti Black 5-piece completer set. This set matches my house perfectly plus it's dishwasher and microwave safe!

Head over to and you are sure to find dinnerware that matches your decor. They have a wide array of collections and brands...some under $25!

Frugalicious Mommy Disclosure: I'm a participant in Overstocks’ Online Scavenger Hunt. This blog post is my own words, but I may be receiving a gift card for my opinion .

Hot Deal at Rite Aid (Ends TODAY)

Frugal Grandma took advantage of the following deal at Rite Aid:

REVLON All Cosmetics (excludes Beauty Tools)
-Buy One, Get Second One at 50% Off Regular Retail price

On sale until 12/11/2010

Frugal Grandma bought 20, used several of the $3/1 Coupon and got $40 Rewards!

HURRY to Rite Aid! This deal ends today!

Walgreens Deals 12/12-12/18

$7.99 RR wyb ActivOn Arthritis or Joint & Muscle ($7.99)
Free after RR.

$2 RR wyb Goody hair accessory ($2), 6-12 pk Slides or 12-17 pk Elastics.
Free after RR.

Dulcolax 25 ct or 4.1 oz $6.99
Free with coupon
Dulcolax Balance, $8, Print
$2/1 Dulcolax Balance, 7 day, 4.1 oz, Tablets, Liquid Gels 25ct or Suppositories 4pk December IVC

Bayer Contour USB meter $9.99 Free with coupon.
Bayer Contour USB meter $20 (12/31/10) V 10/31/2010
Bayer Contour USB meter $20 Print

Bayer Didget meter $9.99 Free with coupon
$10/1 Bayer Didget Walgreens Diabetes and you Winter (x 3/31/11)

Other RR Deals:
$ 4 RR wyb Just For Me No Lye Relaxer hair care kit or Soft & Beautiful botanicals relaxer kit or texturizer ($4.99)

$1 RR wyb Listerine mouthwash ($3.99)

$3 RR wyb 2/$18 Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers or Pullups 19-50 pk
Huggies Little Snugglers or Little movers diapers $2.00/1 (1/1/11) SS 12/5/10
$2.50 off 1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers Print

$1 RR wyb 2/$8 Oscar mayer bacon 16 oz

$3 RR wyb 2/$9 Hershey's pot of gold
$1 off 1 Hershey's pot of gold SS 12/5

$5 RR wyb $15 Lindt chocolates ( on sale $7.99)

$5 RR wyb 4/$10 M&M 9.9 - 12.6 OZ
M&M Holiday Product, any $1.00/2 DND (12/25/10) V 11/14/2010

$2 RR wyb 2/$9 Hershey's Jumbo bags Kisses or Miniatures 17.8 - 19.5 oz
Hershey's Kisses, Reese's, Hershey's Miniatures, York, Kit Kat or Rolo bags 8 oz or larger Buy 2 get ONE FREE value to $3.69 (12/25/10) SS 12/5

$1 RR wyb 2/$5 Brach's candy

$2 RR wyb 2/$6 Mars or Dove Minis candys.

$1 RR wyb Electrasol 20 pk or Jet-Dry 8.45 oz ($3.49)

$1 RR wyb 2/$7 Household products
Pledge, Drano, Scrubbing Bubbles
Pledge Furniture Care Product $1.50/2 (12/19/10) SS 11/7/2010

$1 RR wyb Energizer Max Batteries ($5.99)

$5 RR wyb Conair hair appliances $17.99 or $29.99

$4 RR wyb $20 Olay Regenerist Skin care products.

Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser, any $3 (12-31-10) P & G 11/28/2010

$2 RR wyb Pantene, Head and Shoulders, Herbal Essence or Aussie hair care ( $5.99)
Herbal Essences or Aussie Product $1 (12-31-10) P & G 11/28/2010
Pantene Products, any except trial $1.00/2 (12-31-10) P & G 11/28/2010
Pantene Shampoo, 12.6 oz. FREE up to $6 wyb Pantene Product, any except trial (12-31-10) P & G 11/28/2010

$3 RR wyb Olay total effects Body Wash 15.2 oz ( $6.99)
Olay Total Effects Facial Cleaner FREE up to $6 wyb Olay Total Effects Facial Moisturizer AND Body Wash (12-31-10) P & G 11/28/2010

$2 RR wyb Mucinex or Delsym ($9.99)

$5 RR wyb Prilosec OTC 42 ct ($22.99)

Other Deals:
Blistex lip care balm or medex 99 cents 50 cents each after $1/2 coupon.
$1 off two Blistex lip care SS 12/12

Splenda no calorie sweetner 100 packets or granulated $2.99 $1 after coupon if Fiber one variety included
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Granulated With Fiber Product $2 DND (12/31/10) V 11/7/2010

Toblerone, 3.5 or 3.52 oz chocolates 2/$3 - 50 cents each after $1 insert and Walgreens coupon
Toblerone, 3.52oz+ OR Terrys 6.0oz+ $1.00/2 (12/31/10) SS 11/21/2010
1/2 Toblerone Bar, 3.5 or 3.52oz December IVC

$5 Mail in rebate Brita Pitcher 48 oz $14.99 $5 after rebate and coupon
Brita System, $5, Print

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