Family Chores??

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Do you have chores for your children? Do they actually do them? We have a few set chores for our kids. They are still young but have things such as making beds, brushing teeth, cleaning rooms/toys. The 5 year old now has to feed the dog as well. But sometimes these simple chores do not get done. I can across a great website, My Job Chart, that will have their daily chores on there for them and they even have their own log in so that you know they did it. You assign points to each chore and when and also have rewards. Rewards are things you want to set up, dinner out, making cookies, time with mom or dad. You can even set something bigger like, camping, Disneyland or anything of that nature. When they reach the set point level for that reward they can cash in their points. What a great concept and idea.

It is free to join and just might help get your family back on track this new year. Be sure to check it out.

Einstein Bagels: Free Bagel

Monday, January 11, 2010

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Head over HERE to Einstein Bagel and become a fan on Facebook and get a free bagel & schmear coupon. Yeah, free breakfast or lunch.

KMart: $.50 General Mills Cereal


This week at KMart you can get General Mills cereal for $1.50 per box when you buy four boxes in one transaction. Use the following coupons to get your final price down to as low as $0.50 per box:

$1/1 GM cereal coupon;

$1/1 Cheerios coupon

$1/1 Honey Nut Cheerios coupon

$0.55/1 Cheerios coupon

$1/2 General Mills coupon

Here's how it breaks down:

Buy 4 boxes of General Mills cereal at $1.50 each
Use $1/1 or $1/2 coupons (above)
$0.50-$1 per box after coupons!

Laptop Cases 75% off

There is a great deal at on the Tuscano Workout Hybrid Slim Laptop Cases. They are marked down to $14.99 (75% off) with FREE Shipping! Click HERE to view the different bags available.

The bag pictured here is ice white but they also come in pink and black. If you or another family member is in the market for a laptop bag this looks like a great deal.

Walgreens: 1/10 - 1/16

Buy Thermacare Neck & Arm Wrap 1 ct @ $2.49, Earn $2.49 in Register Rewards
Use $1/1 Thermacare Printable Coupon
Pay $1.49 out of pocket
Get back $2.49 in RRs
$1 Money-maker after coupon and RRs! (I love these things!)

Oust 10 oz – B1G1 Free
Use B1G1 Free coupon from the 1/3 SS (YMMV on using a B1G1 coupon with a B1G1 Sale)
FREE after coupon!

Buy Colgate Max White or Max Fresh Toothpaste @ $2.99, Earn $2 in Register Rewards
Use 75¢/1 Colgate Printable Coupon or coupon from the 1/3 SS
Pay $2.24 out of pocket
Get back $2 in RRs
24¢ after coupon and RRs

Betty Crocker Warm Delights – 99¢ with in-ad coupon
Use 50¢/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Printable Coupon
49¢ each after coupons

Betty Crocker Frosting – 99¢ with in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 Betty Crocker Frosting Printable Coupon
49¢ each after coupons

Buy TWO Triaminic Cold or Allergy Relief @ $5 each, Earn $5 in Register Rewards
Use TWO $1.50/1 Triaminic Printable Coupons
or use TWO $2/1 coupons from the 12/6 SS
Pay $6 – $7 out of pocket
Get back $5 in RRs
50¢ – $1 each after coupons and RRs

Bic Disposable Razors – $5 (buy 2)
Use B1G1 Free coupon from the 1/10 SS
AND use $3/2 Walgreens Coupon from the January Coupon Book
$1 each after coupons

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl or Biscuit Sandwiches – $2
Use $1/1 or 75¢/1 coupon from the 10/4, 12/6 or 1/3 RP
or use $1/1 Jimmy Dean Printable Coupon
$1 – $1.25 after coupon

Buy TWO Oscar Mayer Bacon @ $3, Earn $1 in Register Rewards
Use TWO 75¢/1 coupons from the 11/15 SS
Pay $4.50 out of pocket
Get back $1 in RRs
$1.75 each after coupons and RRs

Buy Dryel @ $7.99, Earn $3 in Register Rewards
Use $2/1 Dryel Printable Coupon
Pay $5.99 out of pocket
Get back $3 in RRs
$2.99 each after coupon and RRs

Buy 4 Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion 6 oz – $3.79 each (with 50% off sale, total $11.37)
Buy 2 Aveeno Lotions 2.5 oz – $2.99 each (with 50% off sale, total $4.49)
Buy 2 RoC Cleansers – $9.99 each (with 50% off sale, total $14.99)
Use FOUR $2/1 Lubriderm printable coupons or coupons from the 1/10 SS
AND use $1/1 Walgreens Lubriderm coupon from the Diabetes & You Coupon Book (it will take off $4)
Use TWO $2/1
Aveeno printable coupons or coupons from the 1/10 SS
Use TWO $3/1
RoC printable coupons or coupons from the 1/10 SS (Thanks, Cutting Coupons in KC!)
Pay $8.85 out of pocket
Send in for $10 Mail-In-Rebate
$1.15 Money-maker after coupons and rebate!

Target: 1/10 - 1/16

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit to Go – 97¢ – 1.07 each
Use $1/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP
FREE – 7¢ each after coupon!

Band-aids (8-10 ct travel size, Hello Kitty & others) – 97¢ each
Use $1/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP
FREE after coupon!

Special K Bars or Crackers – Buy 2 at $2.39 each and get a FREE Special K Fruit Crisps
Use $1/2 coupon from the 1/3 RP
AND use TWO $1/1
Special K Target printable coupons
(or use $1/2 Target coupon from the 1/10 RP)
89¢ – $1.39 each after coupons, PLUS you get FREE CRISPS!

Cascadian Farm Granola – $2.50 – $2.69 each (buy 2)
Use TWO $1/1 Cascadian Farms printable coupons
AND use $1/2
Target printable coupon
$1 – $1.19 each after coupons

Kashi Frozen Meals – $3 each
Use $1/1 Kashi Target Printable Coupon
$2 each after coupon

Archer Farms Ham Steaks - some priced at $2/ea
Use $2/1 Target coupon here
Final Price = FREE

Green Giant Fresh Broccoli – $0.99/ea (may vary)
Use $1/1 Target coupon here
Final Price =FREE

Rayovac Batteries – $1/ea (in the Dollar Spot)
Use $1/1 in 11/8 Smart source inserts (exp 1/31)
Final Price = FREE

All Laundry Detergent (travel size) – $1/ea
Use $1/1 when you sign up here
Final Price = FREE

Reach Dental Floss (unsure of size – assuming travel) – $0.97-1.12/ea
Use $1/1 in 10/18 Red Plum insert (exp 6/30/10)
Final Price = FREE – $0.12/ea

Rolaids (3 pk) – $1.57/ea
Use $1/1 in 12/13 Red Plum insert (exp 3/13/10)
Final Price = $0.57/ea

Wonka Gummies – $1.57/ea
Use $1/1 here
Final Price = $0.57/ea

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.58/ea
Use $1/4 here
Final Price = $0.33/ea

Juicy Juice (64 oz) – $2/ea (price cut at some stores)
Use $1/2 here
Use $1/1 Target coupon here (print 2)
Final Price = $0.50/ea when you buy 2

Nivea Lip Balm – $2.49/ea
Use B1G1 Nivea Lip Care in 1/3 Red Plum insert (exp 1/17/10)
Final Price = $1.25/ea

Neosporin To Go – $1.98 (on clearance at some stores)
Use $1/1 in 1/3 Red Plum insert or here
Final Price = $0.98/ea

thanks to Stretching A Buck for help with this weeks deals

Rockin Baby Sling 25% off

Rockin' Baby Slings are chic, strong, eco-friendly, and a brilliant way to cuddle baby while getting things done.

Save 25% on purchases with code PC at checkout.

Check them out here at

15% off at Teacups & Mudpies

Stock up on wearable confections for Valentine's Day, buy a bouncy birthday boy outfit, or get some new nursery decor! All items (most are handmade) at Teacups and Mudpies are 15% off.

From tuts's to pettiskirts and diaper bags they have it all and oh so cute. Be sure to check them out and bookmark this page. Teacups &

Enter code PARENTSCONNECT at checkout.

Jack Harvest: Organic Baby Food

Jack's Harvest frozen organic baby food are a wonderful organic option for your little one. Seasonal fruits and veggies are small-batch prepared for tiny taste buds with hints of herbs and spices. Now through February 7th you can buy one pack and get one 50% off, plus get free shipping!

You have to link through use coupon code JACKHARV at checkout.

Product Warranty/Guarantee

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ever have a product that you absolutely love then it starts to fall apart? It hasn't been very long but don't know where to get it fixed. We have recently had that problem in our home. About 4 years ago I bought my husband some Qwaruba slippers for Christmas. They are in my personal opinion some of the best slippers out there. I have a pair that he got me 5 years ago. Mine are great, not a problem. But with my husband's the stitching started to come undone where the sole meets the slipper. He is all about the concept that slippers are for in your home and no where else. (my opinion is a little different and wear them everywhere). I thought that this is odd and wanted to see if they would repair them or let us know where to take them to. Even though they are 4 years old he has not worn them in the past year because of the stitching.

I looked all over the web to find a contact page for the company. No luck. So then I turned tothe REI website where I bought them, to see if they had some info for me. They let me know that they have a 100% product guarantee on all their products no matter what. They said just to bring them in for a refund or exchange. My husband brought them in today and wah-la he got brand new slippers.

Moral to this story is that you never know if the company is willing to replace the product or pay to repair for free for you. All it takes is maybe 5 minutes online and the worst they can do is say no.

Stockpiling How to

Monday, January 4, 2010

Many people have seen my extra pantry (aka the spare bedroom) and see all this extra food and ask how I got it. 30 jars of Ragu all stacked together and that I got them all for free! They really can't believe it. Stockpiling is not something you can do overnight but little by little like most things. It also takes a lot of patience and hauling little girls into about a million Walgreens. Even if you are not an 'extreme' couponer you can still start your stock pile.

Melissa over at Melissa's Bargin Blog. Has made up a great list of things you can stock up on THIS week.

A variety of things from $.50 Juicy juice, $.17 Hunts tomato sauce to $.50 cereal. Check out her post HERE, you will not be disappointed.

Hobby Lobby: 40% off coupon

There is a 40% off printable coupon for Hobby Lobby here! The coupon is valid in stores from 1/4-1/9/09.

Have fun shopping!

(Thanks SheSaved!)

Snapfish: 50 prints for 50 cents!

Have a great holiday season? Did you make sure you got all the right pictures? Why not print them off with this great deal. You can get 50 4×6 prints from for just a penny each! Use code NEWYEAR50 to get the deal. This is good through Thursday 1/7.

Walgreens: Neosporin Money Maker & Johnson & Johnson

Neosporin antibiotic ointment .5oz is priced at 2/$8 this month.

Use 2 or the $1 printable coupons found here. (Just hit back and refresh to print it twice)
Use the $2 Neosporin coupon in the Children Activity Book (will automatically take off $4 for the two)

OOP will be $2 and you will receive a $3 RR from the monthly RR deals. This makes it a $1 money maker.

Johnson & Johnson
There's a new coupon at that works great with the deal at Walgreen's this week. Johnson's products (5 to 15 oz) are $2.99 this week, This coupon is for $2 off a 10 oz or larger Johnson and Johnson product, making them $.99.

MIA: Sorry

Sorry for being missing for so long. We are still hunting for employment for my husband. So all the extra time I am usually on blogging has been used for the hunt. I feel bad jumping on even more neglecting my family. I will try my best to post deals as much as I can. Please check back to see if I am back up and going and that my hubby has found a job.

Thanks so sticking it out with me.