Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview Red Plum 4/18

Sunday coupon preview for Red Plum insert 4/18

Friday, April 9, 2010

Free Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Medley Rice Pouch

Free Pouch of either Chicken Medley or Roasted Garlic. You will need to copy and paste either link:



While supplies last, so hurry on over!!

thanks to Penny Pinchin Mom

Crest 3D Whitestrip samples from Walmart

Crest 3D Whitestrips Sample from Walmart

2nd weekend with no hockey

This is the second full weekend with no hockey since September. What do we do? No hockey until July. It seems amazing that we live sometimes seven days a week in our car back and forth to the rink 1/2 an hour away, sometimes twice a day with two boys playing. Last season we got lucky, a lot of their practices and games were piggy backed. But sometimes, one game was in New Hartford and one in Syracuse, or one in Oswego and one in Clinton. The farthest we traveled last year was Elmira. Mind you, this is a house league. But we travel. We also go to tournaments. B's team went to Buffalo this year, but he did not play because he had a concussion. It was an injury ridden year for him. Another whole blog post about concussions in youth sports will be coming soon!

So we will enjoy this weekend. Kids have half a day of school today. Spend time with Grandma and Grandpa. Erin gets her braces on Monday, big day!! Syracuse Crunch game Saturday night. Last one of the season. Oops, did I say no hockey this weekend?

L'Oreal Paris Everstrong Hair Care Free Sample

Free sample of L'Oreal Paris Everstrong hair care. Either log in or sign up to receive your free sample here

There are also many coupons to print on the same page

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Smart Source Sunday Coupon Preview 4/11

Smart Source Sunday coupon preview for 4/11 is up! A lot of coupons!

Make sure to also print coupons from Smart Source too. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Price Chopper Deals week of 4/4

Price Chopper week of 4/4

Better late than never!!

There are 3 coupons in ad that enable any manufacturers coupon to be doubled up to $3 

Coupon in ad
Assorted General Mills cereal 4/$6
stack with $1/3 3/28 SS
$1.25 each

Pantene 2/$6
use $1/2 4/4 P&G (use double coupon in ad)
$2 each

Ken's Marinade $1.84 (half price)
use $1/2 3/7 SS
$1.34 each

Knorr Lipton Pasta/Rice/Noodle Sides $1
use $1/3 printable here
$.66 each

Progresso Soups 4/$5
use $1/3 printable here
$1 each

Land o Lakes buttery spread BOGO (buy one get one free)
use $.55/1 (doubles to $1.10) 3/14 SS

Mission - all foods - 20% off 
use $1/1 or $.75/1 (doubles) 3/7 SS

International Delight 32oz $3
use $1/2 3/7 SS (double with in ad coupon)
$2.00 each

Spend $25 on P&G products in one transaction and receive $10 prepaid mastercard by mail
many items on sale and many coupons in Sunday's paper

any questions - please ask!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Land O Lakes Butter Free after Rebate

Land O Lakes would like you to try their new butter with olive oil for free! Buy any I can't believe it's butter or Smart Balance buttery spread and send in receipt dated after 4/1, the UPC code and this rebate form to Land O Lakes. Get a coupon back for a free Land O Lakes! Offer good through 5/31.

thanks to Common Sense with Money

4-11 Sunday Coupon Preview - Redplum

Click here for a preview of Sunday's Redplum coupon insert.

So why would having a preview benefit you? Well, there are a few reasons. Most grocery ads are posted to their websites Saturday after 7pm, therefore you can do your own coupon match ups. Sometimes there are high value coupons, like the Snuggle $3/1 a few weeks ago, that you may want to order extra of and need to know to get a jump on your ordering.

In another post, I will list the coupon ordering sites that I use frequently to get extra coupons and why I order extra coupons.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Food Budget/Savings

Budget: $450 for my family of 5 (we still have venison left from the 1 lone deer DH shot last fall)




Price Chopper:
$136.62 before sales/coupons

$56.07 after sales/coupons


Budget Left:

Total before coupons/sales:

Total after coupons/sales:


4/2 Price Chopper trip: I bought 4 packs of Stayfree @ $3 each, used $2 Q = $1 each, 4 Carefree @ $3 each, used Q for get one 22 pack free @ $1.39, 12 Green Giant veggies @ $1 each, used .60/3 Q doubled = .60 each. I will do this two more times tomorrow. I will be stocked with Stayfree and Carefree for the next year and will have only spent $48 for $98.04 worth of feminine products. 50% savings!!

Free Sample of U by Kotex

Another Free Sample alert! U by Kotex sample from Walmart. Click here for your free sample.

Thanks to Common Sense with Money

Swagbucks Code Alert

Swagbucks code! Hints are found in newsletter, go here to read it. Good until 8pm Eastern.

Worth 10 Swagbucks - put me right at 450  so I can earn my 4th $5 Amazon Gift Card! So excited!!

Not signed up for Swagbucks yet? Click here to sign up today.

Mega Swagbucks Day

It is Mega Swag Bucks Day!!! Every Friday, Swagbucks gives out Mega Swagbucks just for searching, more bucks than on the other 6 days of the week. I have earned 3 $5 Amazon gift cards in a little over three weeks and will get my 4th one today! I am super excited and am saving them all for Christmas!

Go HERE and sign up today! What are you waiting for? It is super easy, all you do is sign up and search like you would usually search for anything during the day. Make sure to download the toolbar, because that gives you extra swagbucks daily. There are also chances during the day for Codes, which will give you extra Swagbucks. I will post here when there are codes out, but I cannot give you the code, you have to find it yourself.

Have fun!

Bauer Hockey Stick Recall

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Bauer is recalling about 67,000 of its youth and junior hockey sticks, shafts, and blades because paint and decals on the sticks, shafts and blades contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Read more here

Thanks to Syracuse Hockey Mom's Network

Please Invite

Please invite all of your friends, "real" life and online, to share in my blog and facebook page. I will continue to preview local stores like Price Chopper, Wegmans, P&C/Tops, Rite-Aid and will try Walgreens soon. I will be adding more coupon links daily and looking for feedback on what you would like to see. Where would you like to save money? How can I help you reduce your grocery bill?

You do not have to be on facebook to read my blog, This Mom's Life.

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Thanks and enjoy this gorgeous weekend!!

$3/1 DiGiorno Pizza & Breadsticks Coupon

New $3/1 DiGiorno Pizza & Breadstick coupon available here 
Click on skip to coupon by lower right of pizza box 

What is for dinner at your house?

$1/1 Halls coupon - Free at Walgreens and elsewhere!

You can print this coupon twice and should make for cheap or free cough drops at Walgreens, Walmart and other stores. 

Register here to receive your savings

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview 4/4

Sunday Coupons are ready for preview

P&G insert - I think this is the only insert for this week, since it is Easter Sunday

Preview Here

Some good BOGO (buy one get one free) coupons for feminine products again this week. Hopefully they will match up with a sale.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Free OB sample pack with carrying case

Click here for free sample pack and carrying case

Free Tropical Breeze Sample

Tropical Breeze Fragrance Sample

Free Aveeno Shampoo & Conditioner Sample

Free sample of Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner. I collect all of these samples and when we go on road trips, which is often in the winter, I take them with us. Perfect to slip in the back of my toiletry bag.

Click here for Aveeno free sample

There may be a coupon for a free full size bottle!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Free Scissors!

Free Scissors from Mailfinity click to request your free pair! Hurry!

Thanks to Mojosavings


Free Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Free sample available

copy and paste: 

thanks to Hey It's Free

Hot Printable Coupons

Get them while they are hot!

$3/1 Huggies
$2/1 Nivea Body Wash
$1/1 Windex
$1/1 Fruit Chillers
$2/1 Robitussin To Go

click here for coupons

Buy one get one Free Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cup
$1/1 Lance sandwich crackers (free at Family Dollar?)

click here for the two above

Great ConAgra Coupon!

Here is a great ConAgra coupon. I used it at Walmart yesterday for Chef Boyardee. Save $1.50 off 4 participating products.

click here for coupon

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Price Chopper Match Ups 3/28

In Ad Coupon - .99/lb Ham

coupon match ups:

ISave coupon matchups: 

$1 off 3 Pepperidge Farms (30% off)
$1 off 4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese - final price $4/4

What I think are Best Deals
Snuggle Exhilarations $3.99
  use: $3/1 3/28 RP (I ordered extra of these, buy 8 or 10 at .99, will last at least a year!)
Stayfree Maxi Pads $3
  use: $2/1 3/28 RP (Great deal - order extra!!)

$7 off your next shopping trip with $25 purchase in participating products from Unilever:
    I can't believe it's not butter 2/$3
    Knorr/Lipton Pasta sides $1
    Skippy Peanut Butter $2 ($1/2 3/28 RP)
    Breyer's or Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream 3.49
    Dove Bar Soap 6 pack or Body Wash 5.98 ($1/1 3/28 RP)
    Dove Shampoo or conditioner 2/$7 ($2.50/2 3/28 RP)
    Caress body wash $4 ($1/1 3/28 RP)
    Dove men care body and face wash $4 ($1.25/1 3/28 RP)
    Dove invisible solid deodorant 2/$5 ($1/1 3/28 RP)
    Q-tips cotton Swabs 500 ct 2/$5
    Suave Shampoo $1
    Dove intense nourishing lotion or degree or dove clinical strength deodorant $6
           (give me a little while to figure out a good deal here with coupons)

Sorrento Ritcotta 32 oz $3
  use: $1/2 3/21 SS
     $2.50 each
Ball Park Franks BOGO
  use: $1/2 3/14 RP or .75/1 (double) 3/14 RP
Hillshire Farm Ropes or Links BOGO
  use: $1/2 3/21 RP
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls $4/10
  use: $1.50/2 3/7 RP or .75/1 (double) 3/7 RP
Reddi-Wip Topping $2
  use: .50/1 (double) 3/28 SS
Heluva Good Dip 1.69
  use: .50/1 printable here
Green Giant Boxed Vegetables 10/$10
  use: .60/3 3/28 SS or 1/3 3/28 SS
Coffee-mate Flavored Creamer 2/$5
  use: 1.50/2 original or 1/2 3/28 SS
New York Garlic Bread BOGO
  use: 1/2 3/14 SS
I can't believe it's not butter 2/$3
  use: 1/2 3/28 RP
Knorr Pasta Sides $1
  use: $1/3 printable here
Lysol Healthy Touch No-touch hand soap system $9.99  use:  $5/1 3/28 SS
Carefree Liners $3
  use: (must buy 38 ct or larger) BOGO, get 22 ct free

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Free Dunkin Donuts coffee sample

Free Sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee

Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' keeps me blogging. Try Dunkin' Donuts Coffee For Free. Get a Sample

Blog design giveaway

Bloggy Blog Designz is having a St. Patty's Day Giveaway!!! They are giving away all kinds of goodies. The giveaway closes on St. Patty's Day at midnight. Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself. Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what suits your fancy! ;) A total of 13 prizes up for grabs, and if they reach 100 followers they will add another!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Swagbucks Code!

Swag Bucks Code Alert


Price Chopper 3/7

Price Chopper deals and match-ups 3/7/2010

(3) Triple any coupon up to $1 coupons in front of ad


Crest Toothpaste (Scope or ProHealth) 2/5, use .75/1 from 3/7 P&G, tripled = .25 per item
Progresso Soups 4/5, .50/2 from 2/21 SS, tripled = .50 per item
Hormel Chili 2/3, 1.50/3 3/7 SS = 1.00 per item
Cheerios (all) 33% off $1/2 or 1/1 3/7 SS or .55/1 printable
International Delight 16 oz 1.69 .55/1 3/7 SS, tripled = .04 per item
Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies 10/10 .35/1 2/28 SS tripled = .05 overage per item, or 1/3 2/28 SS - .66 per item

Those are my highlights, there are more. Ask your friends/family to collect the ads for you and that way you have many triples.

(SS = Smart Source insert)

The Benefit

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! The benefit was a HUGE success!! We were so worried in the beginning about getting people there. No worrires! The Coliseum was packed. I saw hockey teams from Lysander, Rome, Center State, Geneva, Salmon River, New Hartford. I know there were more! The SU men's rec team (I think) were there also. Al the Crunch mascot was giving out high 5's all over the place! I was interviewed for News10Now and Pam was interviewed for channel 9 news. It was an amazing day. Thomas looked great and I think he had a ball with his friends. It was so good to see Tom and Aimee!  I think when all is totaled we will be close to $50,000!!!!!!!!! I never dreamed! Just a couple of hockey moms with an idea and it turned into this! I am THRILLED!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sunday Coupons (3/7)

Need a preview of this Sunday's coupons to finish up your meal planning for the week? Here you go: Sunday Coupon Preview

Friday, March 5, 2010

The most important event

Sunday. The most important event that I have ever been involved with occurs on this Sunday. Now I have had many events in my life and yes, I know, I have three children. Yes, they were important events in my life. But to help raise money for a little 9 year old hockey play with an inoperable brain tumor,that is certainly an important event in my life! A different type of event. To be involved with this has literally changed my life. I have a vision. I want to help. I have always wanted to help, but now I can see a purpose and a way. This family has been devastated by this and I still cannot believe when I read the MOM's posts on She is so upbeat, what an inspiration!!

Here is the deal:

Sunday, March 7, 2010 3-5 pm at the NYS Fairgrounds Coliseum
Benefit to help offset financial burden the Sellers family is sure to face
Thomas Sellers is a 9 year old boy with an inoperable (cancerous) brain tumor
Skate a thon for the entire time - skaters can be sponsored
Silent Auction with (at the moment) over 65 items, including NHL, AHL and NFL autographed Jersey, pictures, pucks, etc. Jewelry, memberships, gift certificates, you name it, we have had it donated!
Basket Raffles - over 50 baskets right now - amazing baskets!! From Grills to cookies to wine, something for everyone!

Please come and join us and if you can't, consider a donation

Thomas Sellers Benefit


first post! let's get started.

busy mom - to say the least! I have three kids, all very active in sports and school. They keep me hopping on a daily basis.

I love to create and scrapbook. Hope to get back to it soon!

Love to coupon and save money. Ideas welcome and will post deals scores at all my local stores.

Love my family! Therefore, I am bound and determined to cook healthy, and therefore, I need to learn how to! Will share ideas here too!