Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Eukanuba: Free Puppy Food for Morgan and Your Dog

Becca was excited to find that she can get FREE puppy food for her teeny tiny service dog Morgan. Her five pound Morkie companion.

Head on over and scroll down the page to find the link for free puppy food for your furry companion.

Thank you to Tara at Deal Seeking Mom for posting this deal.

Marissa and Jordan's Wedding Pictures

Check out the blog for Marissa's wedding pictures done by an amazing Orange County Photographer Richelle Dante.

Free Scrubbing Bubbles Fall Clean-Up Gift Pack

Free Scrubbing Bubbles Bubbles Fall Clean-up Gift Pack-Includes a Free Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
(Limited to the first 10,000 responders)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Printable Enfamil $5 Coupon

I found this amazing coupon for my daughter Kristy for my new granddaughter Mahala and decided to share.

Print your $5.00 Enfamil Premium
You can print 2 coupons per computer.

Check out today's newspaper inserts for more high value Enfamil coupons.

Kmart-- Kellogs Special K Matchup FREE Cereal with Doubles or $2.50/5 Without

If you are lucky enough to have Kmart Doubles here is a Scenario that you can use from Hip2Save.

Head on over and check out her amazing match-ups. I spent four hours last night organizing and figuring match-ups, I should have waited :)

Buy 5 select Kellogg’s Special K products and get $5 off instantly at checkout!

Products included:
Special K Cereal (11.4-14 oz) 4/$10
Special K Breakfast Bars (6 ct) $2.79
Special K2O powder or snack bars 2/$8
Special K 6-ct. meal bars or protein shakes 2/$11

Deal Scenario:
Buy 5 boxes of Special K Cereal $12.50
Minus $5 off instantly at checkout
Use 5 $1/1 coupons from here and here: IE or Firefox
Final cost 5 boxes for FREE or If you don't have Doubles $2.50/5

Target-- Leapfrog Games $13.00 after $5.00 Coupon

Target has these New Leapster Games on sale for $18.
Use $5 Leapfrog Printables (exp. 9/30/09)
Pay $13.

I had previously printed these off the Leapfrog site and do not have the link. I will forward the PDF coupon if you need the coupon by leaving a comment and an email.

Kmart Doubles--Our Store is Doubling and Scored!!

We returned from vacation to Kmart Doubling :) Doc got called in and he dropped me off at Kmart and headed to do a surgery while I shopped.

Many stores have the 10 item limit, but our store manager told me to go shopping and use as many coupons as I want. I think he wants to boost sales. I am careful that I just don't cherry pick the FREEBIES, but actually spend money on things we use.

  • Call your Kmarts to check to see if your store is doubling and the policy and limits.
  • Use a $5/$50 Printable Here and the Register will give you another $5/$50 Grocery and Beauty Coupons
  • Break your order into $50 increments before tax to take advantage of using the $5/$50 to its fullest advantage.
  • A Buy One Get One Free Coupon for items $2.00 or under gives you two FREE.
  • Pick up the Flyers and Use the $3.00 off 5 Quaker Coupons with Mfg. Coupons.
  • Buy $50 worth of Unilever, Kimberly Clark, Glade and Participating Products get $12 Catalina to roll onto another transaction.
  • Use your P and G Coupons to combine with the $10 Catalina Deal on Tide, Downy, and a few more items.
  • Most important of all, being a friendly coupon shopper will make the cashiers day.
  • Check out the Kmart Forum at A Full Cup to Get Other Kmart Coupon Shoppers Deals.
  • Check out Hip2Save for even more matchups.
Many stores have the 10 item limit, but our store manager told me to go shopping and use as many coupons as I want. I think he wants to boost sales. I am careful that I just don't cherry pick the FREEBIES, but actually spend money on things we use.

I also remember to shop at Kmart not just only on Double Days, but watch their ads and and clearance for my regular shopping needs.

I broke my transactions into 4-- $50+ dollar transaction and I love our Kmart cashiers. The young man who checked me out once again, was remarking you got that for FREE. They said I was the second customer of the day and the lady that just left had over $80 worth of merchandise for around $2.00. My friend Melissa impressed the cashiers as I told them I have taught her well.

With spending under $30 I scored over $260.00 worth of products. I will go back because my cart wouldn't hold anymore. I earned $5 and $12 reward to spend, so my NET Cost $18.

I will get pictures posted, but for time sake will list my best finds. it may take me through the day to post the links for the printables, but will by tomorrow morning.

FREE or under $.50
Secret Deodorant $3.89 use $2.00 coupon from Kmart Booklet
Dentex Floss Picks $2.00 use $1.00 coupon (printable)
Good Cat Treats $2.00 use $1.00 coupon
Ziploc Bags $2.00 use BOGF coupon (GET TWO FREE)
Caesar Bistro Dog Food $.99 use BOGF coupon (GET TWO FREE)
Endust Multisurface $3.29 use $2.00
LaCross Beauty Tools $$1.89 to $2.29 use $1.00 Free-$.29
Mars Candy Bars $.89 used BOGF from tear pad
Wrigleys Gum $1.09 used BOGF from tear pad
Starbucks Frappichino $2.39 used $1.00 (printable) Pay $.39
Suave Hair Shampoo and Conditioners $3.00/2 less $1.00/2 Pay $.50
V05 Shampoo and Conditioners 3@$1 Use $1.00/3 Coupon from Kmart Book Pay $.33 each
Hormel Completes $2.00 Use BOGF Get 2 FREE
Hormel Completes $2.0 use $.75 Pay $.50


Legos are on sale $5 off any $14.99 set, use my $5 or $12 rewards for some very inexpensive or FREE Legos.

My Little Pony Use $5/$20 coupon from with a $12.00 reward for very inexpensive pony toys.

I will buy our picky dog's Moist and Meaty $13.99 bulk pack for $1.49 after the $12.00 reward.
I use the rewards on things I don't get a coupon for instead of rolling them, extending the variety of things I can pick up for nearly nothing!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wisconsin-Piggly Wiggy General Mills Blowout

If you are fortunate to live in Wisconsin and have a local Piggly Wiggly this is the time to stock up on General Mills Products.

Mix and Match certain General Mills Cereals, Nature Valley Granola Bars (including Chex Bars),
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Various Yoplait. Buy in quantity of 10 to get them for $1.50 each or $2.00. Combined with all the coupons from, most will be only $.50 to $1.10 each and
Buy you buy 5 General Mills Cereals get 1 Gallon of Milk Free.

Buy any of the General Mills Products listed on the Ad get $5.00 off when you buy 10 items such as Grands Biscuits $.99, Pillsbury Cresants or Cinnamon Rolls for $1.66, Chex Mix $1.50 before coupons and $5.00 off 10.

My Piggly Wiggly Trip
Frozen Chicken $6.99
Dozen of Eggs $1.09
Yoplait Gogurt 3 @ $2.00
Yoplait 32 oz. Vanilla Yogurt $2.00
Yoplait 32 oz. Strawberry Yogurt $2.00
Yoplait Fiber One Strawberry 4 pack $2.00
Yoplait Delights 3 @ $2.00
Trix 4-pk Yogurt $2.00
Total Cereal 2 @ $1.50
General Mills Cocoa Krispies 2 @ $2.00
General Mills Honey Grahams $2.00
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4 @ $2.00
Grands Biscuits 4 @ $.99
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 4 @ $1.66
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls 2 @ $1.66
Becca's Chocolate Milk $1.19
Total $59.39

Chicken Piggly Wiggly Coupon when you spend $10 -$3.00
Piggly Wiggly Egg Coupon when you spend $10 -$.79
Yogurt Coupon -$1.00/2
Yoplait 32 oz. coupon -$1.00/2
Yoplait Fiber One -$1.00/1
Yoplait Delights 3 @ $1.00 - $3.00
Total Cereal Coupon - $.75
Total Cereal Coupon - $1.00/2
B.C. Fruit Snacks - $1.00/2
B.C. Fruit Snacks 2 @ $.40 -$.80
Yoplait Gogurt -$.50
Pillsbury Grands 2 @ $1.00/2 -$2.00
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 2 @ $1.00/2 - $2.00
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - $1.00/2
Buy 10 get $5.00 off
Buy 10 save $.50 each -$5.00
Buy 10 save $.50 each -$5.00
Total After Coupons $25.14
Total Savings with coupons and store discounts $59.95

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Babies R Us--30% Entire Clothing and Shoes Purchase Coupon through 10/4

Print this Babies R Us IN STORE ONLY COUPON and get an extra 30% off Entire Clothing and Shoes Purchase. Combine it with sale or clearance clothing and shoes for added savings.

Valid on All Newborn to 4 Toddler Clothing and Shoes
Valid September 25-October 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Becca's Best Movie Deals--Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins

We are back from vacation and Becca discovered this deal on the way home when visiting Wendy's. This Scooby Doo movie was released this week and is on sale through Saturday.

Target: Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (DVD) $15.99
Coupon found on Wendy's Kids Meals -$3.00
Pay $12.99

Hang onto your receipt and proof of purchase as rumors are that there will be a $3.00 rebate coming up.

Where Have I Been? --Marissa's Wedding

Marissa's Wedding

Saturday 19, 2009
Wedding of Marissa Colleen Yurcek
and Michael Jordan Galloway
at the Casa De Romantica
San Clemente, California

The Most Beautiful Place for a Weding

Our Detamara was a Bridesmaid and she wore a dress and heels because she loves her sister.

Becca as a Bridesmaid

Ian was a groomsman with Marissa's Best Friend Leann as a Bridesmaid.

Kristina was Maid of Honor

Our Granddaughter Kasja (left) and Jordan's little sister Cate were flower girls.

Dad and Marissa

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Target--Leapfrog TAG Jr. $5.99 TAG $6.99 after Coupon

Target has Leapfrog Tag and Tag Jr. Books on sale for $9.99 this week (beginning 9-20)
Use these Leapfrog Coupons for Tag Jr. $5.00
Use these Leapfrog Coupons for Tag books $4.00
Pay $6.99 for Tag Books for $7.99 for Tag Jr. Books

Toys R Us-- Coupons Combined with Buy 2 Get 1 Free Leapfrog

Toys R Us has LeapFrog Learning Products Buy Two Get One Free.
Use many of the recent Leapfrog Coupons on these items and save even more.

I was tempted by many of the Buy 2 Get One Free Deals, but with a 2000 mile car trip home we don't have room :( Becca was eyeing the Lego City Sets, but they are too bulky to travel.

These deals are amazing and usually the best Toys R Us early shopping deals do not begin until middle of October to get the Buy 2 Get One Free Deals, they are jumpstarting the shopping season.

My Toy R Us Trip Today for some after Wedding Bargain Fun

Print Your Leapfrog Coupons Here
Print Your Leapfrog $4.00 Tag Book Coupon Here
New Tag Book $13.99
New Tag Jr. Book-Kai Lan $10.99
New Tag Jr. Book-Cars $10.99
Total $35.97
Free Item -$10.99
Less - $4.00 Tag Book Coupon
Less - $5.00 Tag Jr. Book Coupon
Less - $5.00 Tag Jr. Book Coupon

Paid $12.98 for all three New Release Tag and Tag Jr. Books
Savings $23.98

I bought Kasja a Tag Jr. last week and at 19 months she loved it :)

I had brought a small coupon file with on the trip and spied a young couple with two girls who were buying three of the Leapfrog Learning Items for $19.99 to $21.00. I stopped them from leaving the aisle for a moment and I would be able to help them save even more. I pulled out
3--$4.00 off Leapfrog Coupons saving them another $12.00.

Unsuspecting Shopping Family at Toys R US Deal Today

Leapfrog Learning Item $21.99
Leapfrog Learning Item $21.99
Leapfrog Learning Item $19.99
Total $64.97
Free Item -$19.99
Less 3--$4.00 off coupons -12.00
Total $32.96 for three New Leapfrog Learning Toys

It makes my day to play coupon angel and help someone save money and inspire them to coupon.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thank God for Miracles

Kristy and Mahala

After the mini-crisis phone call this morning, we headed out to avert them with picking up all the needs of the wedding day forgets. (Walmart is the closest to the hotel, and they had everything we needed). I had downloaded the pictures right before we left, and this picture says it all of our conversation. I cried then entire way, tears of gratitude, my second set of tears for the day. And there will be plenty more. I know what we forgot at Walmart... Tissues. We will have to run back.

Kristy and Mahala... unexplainable miracles...we could have lost either of them or both, three times since the end of May. A uterine rupture which is an immediate emergency which went unnoticed and uncomplicated for weeks (one for the medical journals) the challenging delivery, Mahala surprised everyone with being fully out of the uterus... to Kristy's septic shock.

I had been praying for weeks, feeling something amiss, covering my children with God's protection. God answered my prayers. Having them with us for this blessed day, Becca's is still here 20 years later, our family is what truly matters. Having Becca has given me the gift of today, and treasuring each day with our loved ones.

Becca now 20 on August 3rd.

Thank God for the Miracles and Family.

Last Minute Minor Crisis

The Wedding Day is beginning with the few minor crisis that all weddings bring. The cake cutter and champagne flutes are up at the apartment in Studio City (80 miles from Southern Orange County). Jim and I are off on a mission to find some. Crisis solved.

The second phone call for the day, Marissa panicking that the Gluten-free bakery had tripled charged her debit card and they are not open until Monday. "Mom can I borrow money for my hair and nails?" "No problem, but you shouldn't be paying for that anyway." was my answer.
I send Becca out with a few hundred dollar bills, and her eyes had popped right out of her head.
Being responsible for Marissa's, Detamara's, and her own hair money is quite a honor. I won't worry she loses her purse as it is attached to her at all times, even at home.

Second crisis solved, and she had to accept help with paying for more parts of this wedding.
Marissa and Jordan have worked hard to pay for this massive affair on their meager earnings.
We are hugely proud of both of them, but it is our honor to help when they let us.

Thursday nights wedding rehearsal went without a problem, the groom's dinner was amazing.
A impromptu Dana Point Beach picnic with bonfire put together by Kristy and Chris brought our family together for an evening of relaxation before the busyness of today.

The girls are off to the hair appointments, Jim and I are off to Walmart and more for last minute needs.

Well I had best get dressed and off on the errands. As I write this last note, I am in tears,
Where did the time go, it didn't seem that long ago I was chauffering my little actress to play practice, auditions or filming of commercials. All the while marveling at my organized little grown up daughter who was set on a career. My little Bubba fluff is all grown up. (Marissa was all girl, with ruffles and saggy tights and her not being able to say Marissa called herself "Bubba" and it has stuck as Yurcek's all have nicknames, some more than others).

I will ruin the reputation of Mother-in-laws out there, that I absolutely like Jordan, and Kristy's Chris, Nathan's Stacey. The third wedding of my children, where did the time go?

Today is Wedding Day--Congratulations to Marissa and Jordan

Today is Wedding Day
We Love You!

Marissa and Jordan at
Wedding Rehearsal.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Z's Pizza--Gluten-Free in San Clemente CA

Yesterday we arrived in California for Marissa's wedding. Today Nathan, Stacey, Ian and Matt joined Jim's parents, the girls, Jim and I at the Holiday Inn Express in Dana Point, CA. Tonight we
found Gluten-free Pizza that was amazing.
Z Pizza

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Walgreens--Clearance Summer Finds 75%

Summer is over, and Becca and Morgan have one last swim in our pool before closing it today. This year we will close the pool early due to our trip and a phone call from Melissa helped us stock up for next years pool fun after our last swim of the season.

Just before leaving for our trip to the beaches of California we hit Walgreens who had just marked down their summer toys and picnic goods to 75%. Thank you to my friend and cashier at Walgreens for letting me know when the summer stuff marked down to 75% off. We are driving out to Marissa's wedding and will put our 75% off Charcoal to good use with our picnic dinners to save money. The Sand Toys are perfect for the beach by San Clemente and playing with Kasja while the Jim and our grown boys play beach football.

My Finds:
Kingsford Charcoal 7.2 lb. $1.82
Barbeque Set in Case $3.24
32 oz. Freezer Packs $.69 (we needed for our coolers)
Basket of Sand Toys $1.49
Scented Miracle Bubbles $.49 (for my granddaughter Kasja)
Football $1.75 (sorry boys-Vikings Fans it is a Packers, it is on clearance)

We stocked up on summer toys for next years use by the pool

Lounge Spring Float $6.24
120 inch blow up pool $8.74
Misc. footballs, balls etc. $.99 -$1.24
Cool Mist Personal Fans $2.49 (Becca has been wanting one to help cool her in the heat)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Free American Sign Language Course Resource

ASL University has a free on-line curriculum resource for American Sign Language students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children. There is no need to register or pay. Teachers have permission to use the lessons in their classrooms.

Becca used sign language for her first four years and is much better at it than I am. Together
we took a year-long homeschool course back in Michigan, Becca excells, I struggle as I am not a visual learner.

We will use this as a guide for this school years language coursework. Thank you to The Freebie Blogger for this amazing resource :)

Becca's Best Movie Deals: American Girl DVD's $5.00

$5.00 is an amazing price for the American Girl DVD's. Choose from Kit, Molly, Samantha, and Felecity Movies for the American Girl Doll fan at your house. Becca has all four and they have been watched over and over again.

We ordered a set for our little granddaughters to grow into. The shipping for all 4 DVD's is $4.95.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Target- Leap Frog My Pal Scout $13.99 after coupon

Target has the New Leap Frog My Pal Scout on sale this week for $16.99.
Use this $3.00 off coupon to get it for $13.99.

Leap Frog Learning Toy Coupons.

I love this toy as it sings to the child using the childs name programed into the voice activation!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pamida--Leap Frog Clearance Toys

I was jealous when I heard that others were finding the Leap Frog Tag Readers for under $10 after using coupons. We have two, a boys and a girls one with all our nearly free books already, but I love giving these as gifts.

I was checking out Pamida and discovered 1 Tag Reader for $14.90 and with my $10.00 coupon, I paid only $4.90. One more Christmas Present done :)

I was just as excited to find the Star Wars Leapster game for $9.90 less my $5.00 coupon making it $4.90. (For a gift to go with the $9.98 Leapster I landing buying it on clearance and using a coupon).

The Dora and Thomas Clickster Games (I got a Clickster System on clearance for $9.99 at Kmart earlier this summer) were $5.00 less my $3.00 coupons costing me a mere $2.00 each.

Other finds:
Replacement LiteBrite Pegs $1.00
View Master Reels $1.00

Happy Birthday Marissa!!

Marissa is my 25-year old daughter as of Today.
Happy Birthday Marissa!! And you are not old, just I am with having a 25 year old daughter.

My daughter is getting married on September 19, to an amazing man. I will ruin the reputation of Mother-in-laws with liking my future son-in-law. Marissa will giggle and say that Jordan and I can talk writing and books and leave her out!

Some of you have read my story Tiny Titan and visit my blog just to keep up with this tribe of mine, others visit for the deals. But the deals recently have been set aside for the craziness of the needs of my family. For the next two plus weeks I will be blogging on the move and from the wedding.

Marissa and Jordan's Wedding Blog

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Becca's Best Movie Deals--$.99 Kids VHS Movies at Blain's Farm and Fleet

We discovered yesterday a huge selection of Kids VHS movies all $.99 at Blain's Farm and Fleet
here in Wisconsin. Regularly $5.99.

The best deal was a Thomas the Train Video with attached Wooden Train for $.99 :)
Titles included Angelina Ballerina, Madeline, Stuart Little, Bob the Builder, Thomas, Kailou, Barney, Baby Einstein, and many other Children's Titles. VHS tapes may be outdated but are much easier for little ones to help themselves. New titles for under a $1.

Becca's Best Deal Movie Post--New Disney Coupons

Release Date: October 6, 2009
$10.00 Coupon to Upgrade your old Snow White DVD to the New Diamond Edition Combo Pack (you need to register to become a Disney Movie Rewards Member.
Snow White Movie Trailer

Disney Nature Earth DVD Savings
Save $5.00 coupon on DVD
Save $10.00 coupon on Blu-Ray
Movie Trailer

$10.00 Disney Coupon When you Buy Both Sonny with a Chance and Suite Life on Deck
Sonny with A Chance Movie Trailer
Suite Life on Deck Movie Trailer

Remember to enter your Disney Movie Rewards Points and get an extra 50 points for buying both movies.

Back from Hiatus--Back to School from Home

Our frugal days have been set aside for days of crisis and serving. With Kristy's critical delivery of Mahala and her septic shock to worries about a couple of the adoptive young adults, to visits to the doctor for both Becca and myself. There has been many near close calls that have been repelled by prayer and protection from above. These days have been trying and I have been focusing on supporting and praying everyone through.

School is back in session and at long last the school district finally seems to understand that Becca can learn but it is not in a school building. Today's IEP was a step in the right direction. She will be getting credit for her new job babysitting my frugal friends 4 year old daughter, building the swingset (construction trades class), a on-line self determination class and at long last her wish for animal science class :)

The meeting was productive, Becca will be getting credit for her writing on my blog and her movie deals posting demonstrating her computer skills and math skills for the teachers.
Who would ever have thought that someone would get credit for blogging? Becca is!!
Saving money and getting credit in the process.

The next two weeks of blogging will be from across the country on our trip to California for Marissa's wedding. We will be blogging our trip with how we are stretching the dollars while on vacation.

Thank you all for the prayers and Kristy is on the mend, and this Grandma cannot wait to meet the families newest arrival Baby Mahala in a week and a half.