Wednesday, September 29, 2010

End of month!

Just an FYI..its almost the end of the month, meaning and similar sites will be pulling coupons and listing new ones. Print the ones that you want now, as they may be gone come Friday morning.

This is also a great time to request your SCR offers at Rite Aid as well.

Walmart: Garnier Fructis Anti Dandruff Sample

Go HERE to request a sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo from Walmart.

Quiznos: Free drink and chips

Go HERE to print out a coupon for a free drink and chips when you purchase a regular sub, large sub or salad at Quiznos. Expires October 11.

Coldstone Creamery: Free Ice Cream tomorrow

Be a part of the 9th Annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social! Tomorrow, September 30th, 2010 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, visit a Cold Stone Creamery near you to get a FREE 3 ounce sample of Kate’s Creation. Get more info HERE.

Kate’s Creation is caramel apple ice cream mixed with chocolate shavings, graham cracker pie crust, and apple pie filling. Waffle products and extra mix-ins are available for an additional charge. Donations will go to Make a Wish!

No substitutions. Limit 1 per customer. Offer good while supplies last. Quantities limited. Available on a first come, first serve basis.

Grand Rapids locations:

3427 Century Center Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

3150-D Alpine Ave. NW
Walker, MI 49544

2121 Celebration Dr. Ste. 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

5088 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

5 West 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423

418 N. Beacon Blvd.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

JC Penney and Kohls Customers

If you shop at JC Penney and Kohls, you know how great the deals are. Even better is the fact that they mail you $10 off $10 gift cards from time to time. This is good on any purchase, even clearance and sale merchandise. All you need to do is sign up for the JC Penney's HERE or Kohl's HERE emailing list.

There is no rhyme or reason when or whom they mail these to, so use an alternative email address. I haven't shopped at Kohls in forever and keep getting them. My mom, however, shops often and never gets them. Its a great way to snag free clothes, stocking stuffers and smaller gifts for Christmas. I used it last year to get my son a free Carters outfit from Kohls. See post HERE.

Groupon: $30 for a Total Fitness Package at Snap Fitness ($243.85 Value)

Wow, Groupon has a fantastic deal for Snap Fitness. Go HERE to get all the info.

Today's deal gives new customers all the benefits of the gym with the modern benefit of clothing: for $30, you get membership through the end of the year, a waived enrollment fee, three months of unlimited tanning, three free group fitness classes, and free equipment orientation at Snap Fitness's four Grand Rapids locations (a combined $243.85 value).

Expires Oct 31, 2010
Must activate membership by 10/31. Membership expires on 12/31. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. New members only. Valid at all listed locations, but tanning available only at location of activation. Must pay $35 key-card deposit.

$5 off $15 TGI Fridays Coupon

Go HERE to print off a $5 off $15 TGI Friday's coupon, good on ANY purchase. Good until October 9th.

Quick Meijer Trip this morning!

Ran in and got a few things early this morning!
Paid $2.61 after coupons and catalinas
Saved $28.98
Check out the posts below for all the sale info. What deals have you scored this week??

Teusink's Pony Farm- Free Adult Admission

Looking for a fun weekend family activity? Check out Teusink's Pony Farm in Holland. Starting this Saturday and every Saturday from 1-4pm in October they will be having Fun on the Farm. Like them on facebook HERE and get a free adult admission with 2 paid children. Tell us your name when you pay admission in the 'little red building'.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Meijer Deals this week...

A few more Meijer deals you might want to add to your shopping list!

Buy 3 Fryin Magic Mix (50% off this week-$1.10 per box)
$1/3 Meijer Mealbox Coupon
3 $0.75/1 peelie coupons attached to the box
$0.05 for 3 boxes

Buy 6 I Can't Believe Its Not Butter Spread in tubs (not bars or spray) $1.33 each
Use 2 $1/3 Meijer Mealbox Coupon
Pay $5.98
Receive 3 $2 catalinas for buying 6 spreads
6 for FREE

Freebie: Philosophy Purity Cleansing Cloth

Go HERE on Facebook to request a Philosophy Purity Cleansing Cloth.

Thanks Mojosavings

Monday, September 27, 2010

Important SwagBucks info

Do you swag? Are you wanting to cash in your Swagbucks for Christmas shopping? If so, check out West Michigan Mommy's post about starting to cash in your swagbucks now, so you will have full credit available for Christmas shopping. Go HERE to read the post.

Free Full Size John Frieda Product

Go to facebook and like John Frieda HERE for a coupon for a free full size John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo or conditioner. The coupon can only be redeemed at Ulta stores nationwide (on Alpine in Grand Rapids or Felch St. in Holland).

Thanks Mojosavings

Revive Resale Store *UPDATE*

**Update-the Revive store is now open. I had the chance the check it out today and it is very nice..well organized, clean, spacious and upbeat. Well worth the stop as they have a variety of items.**

If you are in the Jenison/Hudsonville area, make sure and check out the Revive Store. Revive is a community resale store coming soon! (When I checked today, they were not open yet.)

The store is sponsored by Unity Christian to benefit all Eastern Ottawa Christian Schools. The store is located on the corner of 36th and Baldwin in Hudsonville and carrys gently used clothing, housewares, books, toys, etc. They also accept dontations!

Get more info HERE.

Free pack of Kleneex

The site is running slow, so please be patient. Go HERE and send a pack of Kleenex to a friend. Click on "send a pack" to get started. Allow 14 days for delivery.
Thanks Hip2Save

Free Crisco Olive Oil Sample

Go HERE to request a sample of Crisco Olive Oil from All You Magazine. Hurry! Only 18,000 samples left and they will go quickly.

Thanks Bellvue Savings

Free Gerber Good Start Formula at Meijer

Gerber Good Start formula- DHA & ARA Ready to Use(32oz) is on sale for $5 this week.
Use $5/1 coupon from All You Magazine-October

Great donation item!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sutter Night of Hope Kit

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sutter wine and Colavita Olive Oil are offering a free Night of Hope kit complete with a pink Chico bag, pink ribbon bracelets, pink corkscrew, wine tasting sleeves, and recipes.

Go HERE to like them on facebook and request the kit.

Winner of the Boon Toddler Giveaway

Using, the lucky comment number was #14

Congrats Catrina!

Please contact me at and these will be mailed right out to you. Enjoy!

Bonus Tip: Plan Meals Around Sales


Bonus Tip: Track Common Items

Bonus Tip: Search for Coupon Codes

Bonus Tip: Retailer's Newsletters

Bonus Tip: Free Shipping On-line

Meijer Deals 9/26-10/2

You can find a list of Meijer sale/coupon matchups HERE.

Deals worth mentioning:

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice $1.67
$1/1 Coupon from 8/15 RP
$0.67 each

Airwick I-motion $4.99
$4/1 Coupon from 8/29 SS
$0.99 each

Nivea Lipcare $0.99(Price Drop until 10/10)
$2/2 Coupon HERE
2 for FREE

Best Life Buttery Spread $0.99 (Price Drop until 10/10)
$1/1 Coupon HERE or from 8/29 and 7/11 RP

Thanks Savings Addiction

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rite Aid 9/26-10/2

You can find a list of sale/coupons matchups for Rite Aid HERE.

Deals worth mentioning:

Oxi Clean 24 oz., Spray 21.5 oz., Max Force Gel Stick or Max Force Power Pack 1o ct. $3.49
Use the $2/1 coupon HERE
Pay $1.49
Get a $1 +Up Reward

Aveeno Active Naturals Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers $5.99
Use $1/1 coupon from 9/26 RP
Use $4/1 October Video Values coupon HERE

Malt-O-Meal Cereal 12-16.5 oz 2/$3
Use $1/2 coupon HERE
Pay $2
Get a $1 +Up Reward (when you buy 2)
$0.50 each

Thanks Hip2Save

CVS Deals 9/26-10/2

You can find a list of sale/coupons matchups for CVS HERE.

Deals worth mentioning:
Oral-B Vitality Rechargeable Toothbrush $23 = $13 Ecb (Limit 2)
Use $10/1 coupon from 9/26 PG

ReNu or Alaway $13.49 = $3 Ecb (Limit 1)
Use the $4/1 Alaway coupon from 9/12 SS
Pay $9.49
Get back $3 Ecb

Thanks Hip2Save

Walgreens 9/26-10/2

You can find a list of Walgreens sales/coupon matchups HERE.
Deals worth mentioning:

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion 6.8 oz $5.99 = $5 RR

Hyland’s Cold ‘n Cough for Kids 4 oz $4.99 = $4.99 RR

Emergen-C Vitamin C supplement 10 powder packets $3.49 = $3.49 RR

Gillette Body Wash 12 oz $2.99
Use $2/1 coupon from 9/26 PG

Thanks Hip2Save

Coupon Preview 9/26

You can expect THREE coupon inserts in Sunday's paper. One from SmartSourc, Redplum and P&G. Inserts and coupons do vary by region. You can find a detailed list of coupons in the inserts HERE.

Want to print coupons now? You can find them at,, and

Meijer Mealbox

Target Coupon Generator

Monday, September 20, 2010

Free Crest Sample

Copy and paste the link below to receive a free sample of Crest Toothpaste with scope.

Thanks Mojosavings

Groupon: Big savings on Gymboree classes!

Today's Groupon is for Gymboree Play and Music in Grand Rapids. For $32, you get a one-month membership with waived initiation fee plus unlimited open gym attendance(up to a $120 total value) at Gymboree Play & Music-a $88 savings.

This allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym and a $25 discount off any $50 clothing purchase. Discount is good until March 2011-great winter activity!!!

Go HERE to sign up!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Grand Rapid's Thrifty Mom's 3rd Giveaway!

Thank you for reading this blog. I deeply appreciate your support and love that you can participate in this hobby(saving money) with me.

One winner will win a set of Boon Toddler dishes. Including a Boon Saucer-Stay Put Divided Plate and a Boon-Groovy Interlocking Plate and Bowl Set. A $19 value!

To enter the giveaway(up to 3 entries):

* Leave one comment telling me why you would like to win.
* For an additional entry, leave another seperate comment if you are or became a follower of this blog.
* For another additional entry, tell a friend about this blog. Or post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. Spread the word!

Winner with be chosen using on Saturday Sept 25 at 9PM.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stock Up on Great Coupons



How to Organize your Coupons


How to Read a Coupon


Bonus Tip: Discount Restaurant Certificates


Meijer Deals 9/19-9/25

You can find a list of Meijer sale/coupon matchups HERE.

Deals worth mentioning:

Nivea Lipcare $0.99 Price Drop until 10/2
(These are by the chapstick and also by the hand lotions)
Use $2/2 Coupon HERE
2 for FREE

Meijer Frozen Vegetables $1
Use $0.50/1 Meijer Mealbox Coupon
$0.50 each

Hidden Valley Ranch $2.50
Use $2/1 Hidden Valley Farmhouse Coupon HERE
Use $1/2 Meijer Mealbox Coupon
2 for FREE

Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.25
Use $5/5 Coupon HERE
$0.25 each wyb 5

Thanks Savings Addiction

Rite Aid Diaper Deal

Rite Aid Diaper Deal 9/19-9/25

Purchase $25 of select Kimberly Clark/Clorox products and Get a $10 Rite Aid Gift Card via Single Check Rebate #70 (valid this week only; limit 1 per household). This includes HUGGIES.

Buy 3 Huggies Pure and Natural Jumbo Packs $8.99 each
Total $26.97
Use $5/25 coupon from the September Video Values or HERE
Use 3 $3/1 Pure and Natural coupons (see post below)
Use $1/1 September Video Values coupon HERE
Pay $11.97
Get $2 +Up Reward
Submit for $10 Rite Aid Gift Card via Single Check Rebate #70 HERE *
3 packages FREE!

Rumor is that each Pure and Natural is producing a $2 Up reward, which will make this an even better money maker.
*CONFIRMED* Got 3 $2 off Up rewards this morning.

*If you have never done a Single Check Rebate before (SCR), its super simple. Sign up and fill all the info out online from your receipt. When you are done shopping for the month, request your SRC check. You can only request a check ONCE per month. They will mail you a check within two weeks that you can cash or use as Rite Aid credit.)

THIS RITE AID DEAL ALSO WORKS FOR LITTLE SNUGGLERS, LITTLE MOVERS, PULL UPS and GOODNIGHTS!!!!! The Thrifty Couple has put together a step by step plan for each Huggies product. Go HERE see exactly what coupons you need for the diapers you want.

Making money while buying diapers, heck ya!
Rite Aid paid me to walk out with $36 worth of diapers!

Great charity donation if you don't have little ones in diapers.

Rite Aid Deals 9/19-9/25

You can find a list of sale/coupons matchups for Rite Aid HERE.
Fantastic week at Rite Aid. If you are not doing the Huggie deal, check out the other Kimberly Clark deals for other deal scenarios!
Deals worth mentioning:

Listerine Zero Mouthwash 500 ml. $2.99
Use $2/1 coupon 9/19 RP
Use $1/1 September Video Values coupon
Pay $0
Get $1 +Up Reward
FREE + $1 moneymaker

Halls Cough Drops 30 ct. $0.99
Buy 3 Halls $0.99 each
Use $2/3 coupon from 8/8 SS
$0.32 each

7-Up or Diet 7-Up 2 liter 3/$3.99
Use Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon from 9/19 SS
Use $1/3 in-ad coupon
0.55 each

Thanks Hip2Save

CVS Deals 9/19-9/25

You can find a list of sale/coupons matchups for CVS HERE.

Deals worth mentioning:

Right Guard Sport, Total Defense or Dry Idea 2-4 oz. $2.99 = $2 Ecb (Limit 3)
Use $1.50/1 Total Defense coupon HERE
Pay $1.49
Get back $2 Ecb
FREE + $0.50 moneymaker

Revlon Super Lustrous Mascara $6.99 = $5Ecb (Limit 6)
Use $2/1 Super Lustrous coupon HERE
Pay $4.99
Get back $5 Ecb

Thanks Hip2Save

Walgreens Deals 9/19-9/25

You can find a list of Walgreens sales/coupon matchups HERE.

Deals worth mentioning:

Quaker Quick Oats 18 oz. 2/$3
Use $1/1 coupon from 8/29 RP or 9/12 RP
$0.50 each (love these for making no bake cookies)

Ajax Cleanser 14 oz 2/$1 with in-ad coupon
Use $0.50/1 or $1/2 coupons from 5/23 or 8/15 SS

Gain or Joy Dish Liquid $0.89 with in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 Gain coupon from 8/29 PG

Thanks Hip2Save

75% off Dollar Spot at Target

Next time you are at Target check out the 75% off section of the Dollar Spot. Items with a brown dot on price tag are only $.25 each. Alot of the merchandise are back to school items..activity books, coloring books, board books, reward stickers, flash cards, etc. There is also sand/water toys. Great potential stocking stuffers.

Jenison Target: confirmed 75% off
54th/Clyde Park Target: confirmed 75% off (but not as much)

Thanks to the hubby for taking the pic!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meijer: Saved $72.91, paid $3.40

Meijer has some great deals this week!!

20 Kraft Chunk Cheese $3.40 (Yes thats alot of cheese, but it freezes and I gave some away)
5 Best Life Butter Spread FREE
4 Nivea Lip Balms FREE

Paid $3.40 after coupons and catalinas, saved $72.91

Best Life Butter Spread on price drop for $.99 (thru 10/2)
*FYI-this butter is good until 2011.*
Use $1/1 coupon 8/29 RP, 7/11 RP or HERE

Nivea Lip Balm on price drop for $.99
Use $2/2 coupon HERE
2 for FREE
Check out Savings Addiction for the scoop on the 2 day Super Sale this weekend HERE.

Coupon Preview 9/19

You can expect TWO coupon inserts in Sunday's paper. One from SmartSource and Redplum. Inserts and coupons do vary by region. You can find a detailed list of coupons in the inserts HERE.

Want to print coupons now? You can find them at,, and

Meijer Mealbox

Target Coupon Generator

Reminder: Mega Swagbucks Day

Just a reminder that today (and every Friday) is Mega Swagbucks Day!
Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with Swagbucks periodically when you search. These Swagbucks will add up and then you can redeem them for awesome prizes and gift cards. Its free to sign up and use Swagbucks, sign up HERE.
Today is Mega Swagbucks day meaning can earn 10, 20, 30, etc swagbucks.

In case you are still a skeptic, I cashed in swagbucks earlier this month and got my son a free Step 2 water table from Amazon. FREE! It seems like if you use swagbucks on a semi frequent basis, you receive about $10 in credit per month on average. Great way to earn and save for some extra Christmas cash.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Print diaper coupons now! 3 packages of Huggies FREE

Sounds like Rite Aid again will have a rockin' sale next week 9/19 on Huggies jumbos. After coupons, VV coupons, Up rewards and gift card you end up getting 3 JUMBOS for free, plus its a money maker(depending on coupons you have). Make sure and print coupons NOW from, and These are high value coupons that can be pulled off the coupon sites at any time.

This the the Huggies Pure and Natural scenario I've seen, but will confirm later this week. If you buy Snug and Dry, etc the scenario will be similar.

Buy 3 Huggies Jumbo at $8.99 ea = $26.97
Use $5/$25 Video Values coupon
Use $1/1 Huggies September Video Values
Plus, $2/1 Huggies August Video Values
Plus, use 3 of the $3/1 Pure & Natural printable HERE
Pay $9.97
Get $2 +UP Reward
Get $10 Rite Aid Gift Card SCR #70

If you are well stocked with diapers after the Amazon deal, consider donating these! Local organizations, food pantries, etc are always in need of diapers and supplies.

Thanks For the Mommas

Free tub of Cottonelle Moist Wipes

Get a free tub of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes HERE.

Share with a friend your love of Cottonelle Fresh® Flushable Moist Wipes and you’ll each get a free tub* with a free Cottonelle EasyReach™ hanger*. We’ll send your friend a FreshMail message, and instructions on how to get a coupon.
All that’s left to do is give us your info, and those Cottonelle Fresh® Flushable Moist Wipes are all yours.

Save-A-Lot Smart Shopper Club Savings

Join the Save-A-Lot’s Smart Shopper Club and you will receive a coupon for $5 off $25 purchase. Refer up to five friends and when they sign up you will get an additional $5/$25 coupon for each one! $30 in savings!! Go HERE to sign up.

$5 off $25 Toys R Us Coupon

Go HERE to print a $5 off $25 Toys R Us coupon. Expires Sept 26.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Grace Card: Free Movie Screening

Free exclusive pre-release movie screening: The Grace Card
October 28 7pm
Celebration Cinema-Grandville
FREE, but you need to reserve your seats HERE.

Lots of different screenings in several states, this is just not for the Grand Rapids area.

The Grace Card is a Christian, PG-13 movie by Gracework pictures. It hits theatres 2/25/11. Find more info about the movie HERE.

Sample: Quaker Life Soft Baked Bars

Go HERE to request a sample of Quaker Life Soft Baked Bars from Walmart.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A few more Meijer deals this week...

Purina 3 oz. or Friskies Party Mix 2.1 oz. 5/$5
Use $1/1 Purina Friskies Cat Treats, any size, any variety HERE

Ziploc Sandwich Bags $1.50 Price Cut
Buy 4 Sandwich bags $6
Use 2 $1.50/2 Coupon HERE
Use 2 $1.50/2 Meijer Coupons
4 bags for FREE
Plus get back $2 Catalina for buying 3+ Ziploc Bags! $2 money maker!!

Kraft Chunk Cheese 3 for $6 /$2 each
Buy 10 Chunk Cheese $20
Use 2 $5 off 5 Kraft coupons (post below)
Pay $10
Receive $5 catalina for buying $15 worth of Kraft Chunk cheese
$5 for 10 $.50 each! (catalina promotion expires 10/13)