Friday, April 30, 2010

One Last Bargain Bandit-Savings of 100%!!!


I thought this was awesome and had to share!!
2 Old Spice Body Washes
2 Old Spice Deodorants
- $3/2 e-coupon for body wash
- $3/2 e-coupon deodorant
- b1g1 coupon
- b1g1 coupon
- $1/2 coupon

total savings 100%!!!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bargain Bandit At It's Finest!!

Another Homeland grocery trip. I paid only $65.68 and saved $107.01!
Thanks April! Great Job!

Amy Rocks As A Bargain Bandit!

3 Packs of Diapers - $8.99 ea.
- (2) $1.50 coupons
- $8.99 free coupon
= $14.98
(received $5 gift card)

4 packs Carefree pads - $0.94 ea.
- (4) $1 coupons
= + $0.24 overage

4 Tide trial size - $0.97 ea.
- (4) $1 coupons
= + $0.12 overage

2 GE Reveal 4 pack lightbulbs - $2 ea.
- (2) $1 coupons
- (2) $1.50 target coupons
= +$1 overage

GE Energy Smart Lightbulb - $2.99
- $1 coupon
- $2 target coupon
= +$0.01 overage

2 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion - $5.99ea.
- (2) $3.75 coupons
- (2) $1 target coupons
= $2.48

2 Dove trail size deodorant - $0.97ea.
- (2) $1 coupons
= +$0.06 overage

NYC eye liner - $1.72
- $1 coupon
= $0.72

2 Tresemme Foam Shampoo - $3.99ea.
- BOGO coupon
- $2 coupon
= $1.99

Motrin PM - $3.99
- $3 coupon
- $1 store coupon
= +$0.01 overage

2 Off Clip-On Fans - $7.99ea.
- BOGO coupon
- $2 coupon
- (2) $2 store coupons
= $1.99

Subtotal = $20.72
+ $4.81 tax
= $25.53
- $5 gift card
= $20.53
Before Coupons-$97.28, After Coupon-$25.53 + $5 Gift Card=Saved $71.75!!!

So really, the bulk of my stuff was the diapers, but still $14.98 (essentially $9.98 w/ gift card) for 2 packs + 1 pack of pull-ups is good.

--Amy, You are right, it's great!!

Tricia Is A Bargain Bandit!!

This is from Tricia, another Coupon Class Participant!!!

This is my Dillons shopping trip. I like FREE things!!!
I spent $34.00 and saved $37.00!!

Rounded Up Some More Bargain Bandits!!

Here are some great shopping trips from Patricia, one of my coupon class participants!

Attempted my first major shopping trip to Dillon's this week and used the e-coupons with paper coupons, wasn't a bad trip and I learned a few things. 1. Print out a copy of your e-coupons from the Dillon's website. Glad I did this because after reviewing my receipt I found 4 e-coupons that did not come off my bill, went back to the store with my receipt & e-coupon list and they refunded me $3.50. 2. The e-coupons are 1 for 1 (1 e-coupon per item). 3. Dillon's will accept expired coupons up to 2 weeks after expiration, but ONLY the manufacturer coupons, not Store coupons. I had an expired Dillon's coupon that was sent in the mail (it stated manufacturer coupon on it), so it was accepted.

Total retail = $152.98; I paid $69.45; I saved $83.53 (54%)!!!
First time I have ever had a savings like that at Dillon's!


My savings percentage keeps increasing!! This was my most recent trip to Homeland.
Total retail = $156.28; I paid $70.46; I saved $85.82 (55%)!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Wii Game With Console Purchase!

I had a reader ask me today for a Wii Deal and I just found this! Great timing as Wii deals don’t come around very often, so I thought this was worth mentioning.

Amazon has the Wii console with Wii Sports for $199 with free shipping (regular price). But right now they are offering you a choice of an extra free game with your purchase!

You can choose one of the following for your free game:

Wii Sports Resort
Wii Play with Wii Remote (great to get an extra remote)
•Super Smash Bros. Brawl
•Endless Ocean: Blue World

To Get This Deal:

Please go through my Amazon link on the top of my blog page. I get a small percentage of your total as I was the one that referred you to this deal!!!! You don't pay me, but Amazon does!!!

On the search bar on the top of Amazon's page, click down on the drop down menu until you find Video Games. Then when that screen loads there will be a mini toolbar underneath the main one that will give you different video game systems to choose from. Click Nintendo Wii. It will bring up the promotion and you just go from there!!!

Cheap People Magazine!

I love People Magazine but rarely buy it because it is such a waste of money to me when I get other magazines for FREE, however, I will be picking up the latest edition this week!

If you go to, you can download a coupon to your card for $1.00 off when you buy People.

Then if you go to (67209) and print off a $1.00 off People coupon!

**You can use these two coupons together to get $2.00 off!!! That should make for a pretty cheap magazine!!! **

(Did anybody notice the picture of my boyfriend on the cover?! LOL!)

$1.00/1 Kraft 100 Calorie Cheese Snacks!

Go here to print a coupon for $1.00 off Any One package of Kraft 100 Calorie Packs Cheese Snacks Product!

I love cheese! I am hoping for a great deal with this coupon! If you find one, let me know!

$1.00/1 4-Pack of Activia

Go here to print a $1.00/1 any 4-pack of Activia, Activia Light, Activia Drinks, Activia Fiber or any Activia 24 oz.

This high value coupon would make for a great deal with a sale. I am thinking this would be a great coupon to use at my local store that doubles $1.00 coupons!!!

Thanks Darcy!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

$0.45/1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt Cup

Yoplait has come out with a new Greek yogurt and they would like you to try it!

So, here is a $0.45/1 coupon to print and use. Paired with a sale this would make for very inexpensive yogurt!

Thanks Pssst!

$0.70/1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls!

I must tell you...the only real bread products I miss after doing my Gluten Free Diet are Pillsbury products! The Biscuits and the Cinnamon Rolls...oh, the Cinnamon Rolls!!! For all you lucky ones out there, Here is a great high-value coupon from Pillsbury for $0.70/1 Crescent Roll Product.
The small cans often go on sale for $1.00 at Dillons, and since this would double at Dillons to $1.00...FREE!!!!
If you find a deal with this coupon, let me know!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Why It Pays to Go To Garage Sales

Some of you may be asking what this is?!?! Others of you, like myself, knew exactly what it was when I saw it at a Rummage Sale last week! It is the Pampered Chef Core and More that retails for $10.50. I LOVE Pampered Chef products and I LOVE them even more when I find them at Garage Sales! I have found so many great Pampered Chef finds and I think it is because people just don't know what they have...fine by me!

So...guess how much I paid for it???? Go ahead...guess!!!!!

Just $0.10~~A DIME! And it included the cover and everything...I don't even think it had been used!!!

I scored some great finds this weekend at my town's city wide sales. I am going to try to make a video soon of the ins and outs of sales and see what we can find!!! Sounds like fun doesn't it?!?!?!

Coupon Swap USA

Do you ever have coupons that you just won't use?? Hate to waste those diaper coupons when your kids are already grown but know a mom of little ones would love to have them??
How About Joining Coupon Swap USA?

I have come up with an idea for a coupon swap that will take place around the USA!! Here is how it works.

*Email me at to register. Simply let me know you want to be a part of Coupon Swap USA and then leave me your name and mailing address.
*I will put together groups of people to become a Swap Group. I am going to try to spread you out across the USA as different regions get different coupons.
*I will designate a Group Leader (let me know in the email if you absolutely don't want to be one) to start the swap. The only thing the leader will do is start the envelope on it's cross country destination and then when it comes back to him/her they will simply keep it going and print off a new mailing sheet. I will send detailed information and the mailing sheet when I have designated those leaders.
*The way it works is this. You will have a group of about 4-5 people that you will be swapping coupons with. When you get the envelope you will choose any coupons from the envelope you would like to keep. In return, you must take all the leftover coupons along with new ones you add and put them in a new envelope and address it to the next person on the list and mail it within 2 days. The quicker the better as coupons do expire!!!! You will be in charge of your own envelopes and postage.
*If you do not want to be involved after starting it, you will simple email me and I will send a new mailing sheet to the leader.
*I will be on everybody's mailing sheet so that I can grab some great coupons too! That will be my return on the deal!!! Plus, I would just love to be apart of it!!!

So, if this is something that sounds frugally fun to you, please send me an email!!!
I will try to get groups developed in the next several weeks. Please feel free to sign up anytime though, and I will just add you on the next rotation!!!

Does this sound like something you would like to do? Let me know in the comment section!!!

Become Review and Giveaway!!

Have you heard of Become products yet? I hadn't either until I met consultant Garlene at a recent event. She was wanting to get these great products noticed and asked for my help!!! I am so glad I did.
I was very hesitant about trying the skincare products too...just ask Garlene, but I finally did and now I will be purchasing these products for myself!

What makes Become products so much better than other brands – more expensive brands and brands that cost less?
Quite simply, your skin is the best judge. It will tell you which products it prefers; just give it a chance! We are confident that the judgement will be positive for become products. Our products are multifunctional with a holistic approach. They have been tested by real women in Australia proving their effectiveness under any conditions and up to 9 out of 10 people who buy our products once buy them again because they getting outstanding results month after month of use.

I loved the fact that all products are tested on humans for 2 years before they are marketed plus All products have a 45 day guarantee!!! This is amazing!!! You would be crazy not to give it a try!!!!

I used and reviewed 4 different products.

Weekend Sampler Kit- This is just a sampler kit.. Product packages vary from $79-$440 and individually they vary from $19-64. The sampler includes the Age Resistant Foaming Cleanser, Spray Toner, Day Cream, Hydration Serum, Face Smoothing Gel and Eye Cream. I got enough product to last me over the weekend and even though it was only a short period of time, I can honestly say that I just felt a difference when using it and the days following! The package says See it. Feel it. Love it!!! Guess what...I did so much that I am buying the products!!!!

Rejuvenating Hand Cream- $15.00 This lotion is suppose to promote natural rejuvenation for hands and create a protective barrier and provide instant hydration. It left a nice feeling on your hands and didn't leave them greasy which was nice. It also had a nice orange scent. It is a nice lotion but it is nothing that screams "Wow" at me. The consultant did say this is a very popular product, so I am sure there are lots of people very impressed with it!

Nail Strengthener/Nail Nourisher-$32.00 for both. My nails constantly get abused with the typing, dishes, etc. that go on in my daily life. So this was the product I was most excited about trying. The Strengthener is supposed to condition and toughen the nail without making them brittle. It is a brilliant solution for those out you who want to grow out your nails after having acrylics!!! I used mine exactly as the directions stated and I actually had to cut my nails today because they were so long and not breaking!!! It does have a nice pale pink color to it too. The Nourisher protects, condition and softens the cuticles of your nails. This is a huge problem for me! I have seen improvement in my cuticles and am thrilled about this product!!!

Lip Gloss-$14.00 This lip gloss is not only pretty but it contains innovative active ingredients to promote collagen production, stimulate cell renewal, plus moisturize and protect! Although this is a nice product, I still don't know if I have seen any collagen production or cell renewal. I don't know if this is something you would see or not? Anyway, a nice product but again, not a "Wow"!

They have so many other great products and are even launching a acne line in August! You can go visit their website here if you are interested in learning more or seeing their complete line.

Thanks to Garlene, a Become Consultant, she is creating a special deal just for Coupon Deals and Steals readers! She will not only be giving you 20% off your purchase until May 7th, but she is also giving away 2 Weekend Sampler Packs and 1 Nail Strengthener/Nail Nourisher Product!!!
If you would like to purchase any product, please go through Garlene as she will give you the discounted Home Clinic price. She will deliver in the Wichita area or will ship for an additional charge. If you are interested in trying out the products, please contact her as you can try them for FREE!!!

Garlene can be contacted by emailing her at: or by calling her at

To Enter The Giveaway:

Mandatory Comment For Entry

*You must tell me out of the 4 products I tried, which one interests you the most!

Additional Entries (You must do Mandatory Comment First)

Each additional entry requires a new comment.

*Purchase Become from Garlene and you will have 5 additional entries. Orders must be placed by May 7th!

*Blog, Tweet or Facebook this giveaway to all your friends for an additional entry! Leave me a comment of where you shared this information!!!

*Become a Coupon Deals and Steals Facebook Fan here. (New Fans Only)

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Olive Garden Coupon!!!

This is a great coupon and prints are limited, so hurry here to go print off your coupon for $5 off 2 Dinner Entrees at Olive Garden! I can taste the salad and breadsticks now!!! YUM!!!
This coupon expires May 7th.

Home Made Simple Booklet! $30.00 In Coupons!

I have talked about the Home Made Simple coupon booklet at my coupon classes because it is a great one! There are lots of great coupons in this booklet, so hurry and go sign up to receive yours! It will take 6-8 weeks to receive yours in the mail.

Coupon Roundup! McCormick, KC Masterpiece And MORE!!!

$1.00/1 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce or Marinade-There’s a new high value KC Masterpiece coupon available! Just go here and enter the sweepstakes to possibly win a private barbecue and concert with Keith Urban! After entering, you will come to a screen that states, “You’ve Successfully Registered”. Click on the link right below that– it states “Click here for an exclusive KC Masterpiece coupon”. You will then be able to print a coupon valid for $1 off One KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce or Marinade. This coupon will easily make for some inexpensive sauce or marinade when paired with a sale!

$1.00/1 Smuckers Uncrustables- I have posted this before, but if you didn't print it, now would be a great chance!

Thanks Hip2Save!


Go here and print off several great coupons including:

$2.00/1 Heinz 57

$0.50/1 Heinz Relish

$0.75/1 Heinz Worcestershire Sauce

$1.00/1 Two Nestle Pure Life Water Multi-Packs


AND go here and print off these great coupons including:

$1.00/1 McCormick Seasoning, Herb, Extract or Color!!! Yep, MORE FREE SEASONINGS!

$0.55/1 Any Sara Lee Delightful Bread, Buns or Bagels

$1.00/1 Two Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop50

Friday, April 23, 2010

Frugal Friday Tips!

Frugal Friday Tips:

1. Do you ever have just a little bit of vegetables leftover after meals? Or maybe, those carrots that sounded good at the grocery store but don't sound good anymore are starting to be past their prime...well, don't throw them away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take all your "leftover" veggies and put them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Keep adding to the bag when is needed and then use those veggies for a vegetable soup or in your next stew! This way you won't have to go out and buy all those veggies at "full price!"

2. Anybody here have a million papers coming home from school? My son literally has about 10 papers coming home every night! Instead of trashing those papers, I take them and recycle them by using them to print my coupons on! It doesn't matter what is on the other side when you turn in those coupons! Another idea is to cut them up into fourths and then staple a bunch of pages together to make your own little notepad for shopping lists and such!

Mega Swagbuck Day!

Don't forget that Fridays are Mega Swagbuck Days! That means you have a better chance at winning those bucks as well as winning more while you search! I have over 10,000 Swagbucks and continue to rack them in daily!
Want to know more about Swagbucks? Go and read my Swagbucks 101 post here!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

$0.50/1 New York Brand Product

Go to and type in zip code 33444 and print a $0.50/1 New York Brand Product Coupon! Paired with a sale, this would be a great deal! I don't know what the prices are, but you could also use this coupon on their croutons!!

$1.00/1 7-UP Coupon!!

AWESOME!!! Go here to print a $1.00/1 7-UP Coupon! This will make for FREE or CHEAP pop! I know I can score these for FREE on my next Homeland trip!
Hurry! This won't last long and remember to print twice!!

Sample Showcase-FREE Samples

The US Postal service is offering up a new way for select people (depending on your particular demographics) to score FREE samples! It’s called the Sample Showcase. Just head on over to their site by copying and pasting this link–

You will need to take a survey to see if you qualify. If you do qualify, you will receive a box of assorted beauty, health and snack food items from multiple consumer packaged goods companies. The boxes will be branded with the Postal Service logo and include the tagline, “A selection of free product samples.”

Let us know if you qualify!!

UPDATE: YEAH! I qualified!!!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Love My Bargain Bandits!

This was my first Dillons shopping trip with on line coupons, store clearance and paper coupons!! Total was $181.22...but I paid $65.22...savings of $116.00!!

Thanks again...Iam addicted and driving my husband crazy!!

Another Bargain Bandit!

I went shopping at Homeland Sunday and saved 60%! I spent $59.79 on $142.70 worth of groceries.
This was my first shopping trip to Homeland, but I'll definitely go back.
Thanks April!


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