Sunday, October 31, 2010

Can You Believe I Got All This for 77 Cents Including 5 Udis Gluten-Free Baked Goods!

Total Spent: $.77 Total Saved: $67.72

I had FUN this week. I began with rolling a Register Reward at Walgreens and ended up with a FREE Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (not pictured), 2 Boxes of Contac, 2 Packages of Huggies Diapers. I paid for candy bars to roll the rewards and those are not included.

Then we were off to Hyvee to spend my $30.00 in Catalina shopping rewards for buying General Mills Cereal last week. I bought 6 boxes of cereal x 5 times thru the register for $2.00 each trip and got a $6.00 Catalina each time.

Walgreens: Total: Nothing but including the Royal jello $.60
Total Savings $29.80 (Sale Prices)

Hyvee: 3 Udis Harvest Grain Bread @ $4.88 ($5.99), 2 Udis Muffins @ $5.99, 3 Birds Eye Vegetables $1.25 ($1.79), 2 Gatorade $.50 ($1.25)
Used 5--$6.00 Catalina Shopping Rewards from General Mills Cereal last week's Deals
Total Paid: $.17
Total Savings: Including Sale and Catalina Coupons $37.92

I would never believed that I could be able to get ridiculous expensive Gluten-Free products for nothing until today :)

Becca's Best Movie Deal: 11/2 Release: Toy Story 3 Combo Pack $6.99 After Rebates

Becca's Best Movie Deals found another for you. Meet Becca the Movie Deal Writer.

Get Toy Story 3 Combo Pack for $6.99 after Rebates.

Buy Toy Story 3 Combo Pack $24.99
Use $8.00 mfg. coupon
Total $16.99
Submit for $5.00 Campbells Rebate
Submit for $5.00 Rayovac Rebate
Final Price $6.99 after rebates

Purchase 3 Campbells Condensed kids soups or SpaghettiOs pasta (You can save $1/3 with this printable coupon)
Remove one of the 2 purchase tabs from the back of the movie and mail it and the original receipt along with your Campbell’s receipt and UPC and this form to receive $5 back.

Rayovac Rebate $5.00 is in posted at, and there was a $1.00 Rayovac coupon in Sunday's paper.

There are 2 Proof of Purchase Tabs and so it should be easy to submit for both rebates. The Rayovac will take a copy of your receipt with the UPC on the batteries and the Proof of Purchase tab off the DVD.

Enjoy the movie with your kids!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our Family Paying it Forward in the Dubuque Paper

I just thought I would post this story that was in the Dubuque Telegraph Gerald on Thursday of this week.

Nana Shops: $9.99 Thomas the Early Engineer Sets at Target

Nana Shops

This deal is worth getting ready for and watching for the new Target Toy book which is now posted at Black I just got my Jolly Holiday Gift Guide today in the mail and so the Toy book should be heading out soon. There are dozens of Target coupons in the book which can be combined with manufacturers coupons.

Thomas Early Engineer Round About Station $24.99
Use $10.00 Coupon Found in Parenting the Early Years November Issue pg. 101
Use $5.00 Target Coupon from New Toybook for Any Early Engineers Set
Pay $9.99

I kind of wished I had waited for the Target Coupon but still I did score an incredible buy for the wee ones. I will have to scrounge around for some more magazines and coupons and get some more for Toys for Tots.

I ended up with 2 coupons and scored this incredible deal...

Thomas Early Engineers Round About Station 2 @ $24.99 = $49.98
Used 2 @ $10.00 mfg. coupons - $20.00
Total $29.98
Used 4--$5.00 Gift Cards from Candles, Tampax, and Dial purchases (first transaction)
Paid $9.98/2

Nana Shops: FREE Veggie Tales, The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree Album

Nana Shops

Download the entire album Veggie Tales' The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree for FREE from

Nana Hint: Buy a Bargain MP3 player on Black Friday (Last I found one at Walmart for $29.99) or an old IPOD and load it with FREE Kid Albums like this one from Amazon for the car while running errands or traveling with the Wee ones.

Nana Shops: Preview Targets Toy Catalog and Leapster Explorer Matchup

Nana Shops

Target's Christmas Toy Catalog is now posted at Black

One incredible deal is for the Leapfrog's Leapster Explorer for $59.99.

Use a $10.00 coupon from specially marked boxes of Chocolate Cheerios. I found the coupon when I got all my $.50 boxes of cereal at our Hyvee last week.

Buy Leapster Explorer $59.99
Use $10.00 off mfg. coupon
Pay $49.99 for Leapster Explorer

For those who have the Leapster 2 and want to expand your games this Christmas....

There are also Leapster Games for $12.44 (Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Cars, Star Wars). There were $5.00 off coupons in many of the lunch boxes at Target for Back to School that do not expire until 12-31-10.

Buy Leapster Game $12.44
Use $5.00 off coupon
Pay $7.44

  • For a review of the Leapster Explorer.
  • One of the biggest drawback of the New Leapster Explorer it that it is not compatible with the Leapster 2 games.
  • The new system is much more complicated to set up.
  • Not easy for the new younger gamer or kids with frustration tolerance issues.
  • Our test drive with it was that our 5 year-old Leap frog fan still prefers the Leapster 2.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nana Shops: American Girl Doll Free Shipping Code


Free shipping when you spend $50.00 or more at
Code: PF02831 valid until 11/7/10

Thanks you to Tara at Deal Seeking Mom for posting this code.

It has been now nearly 20 years since the first American Girl Doll came into our home when Marissa used her modeling money to buy Kirsten and since then it has been a holiday tradition for my her and the younger girls to get new dolls, outfits, accessories and Mom sewn and designed fashions for their dolls.

Miss Kasja and Miss Mahala will begin the next generation of the Yurcek American Girl Doll tradition with the two dolls that will arrive for Christmas with this code. This Nana will be sewing up some Christmas surprises to go with them for my two little sweethearts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

TAG Readers $10 at Target Shipped FREE


Tag Readers are $10.00 on price cut at with FREE Shipping.

We have given many TAG Readers at gifts and I watch for books on sale and combine the sale with coupons. I have scored many FREE or inexpensive books by watching clearance racks and using coupons.

The TAG Reader can store TAG Jr. books.

They also just came out with Early Reader books to help your child progress on their reading skills.