Saturday, April 10, 2010

Safe Sleep Checklist - Protecting Your Baby from SIDS


From now until Mother’s Day, Halo Innovations is running a campaign on Facebook to spread the word about ways to protect babies from SIDS.

There’s no better gift for Mother’s Day than peace of mind that your baby will sleep safely. This is why Halo is encouraging all caregivers to learn about safe sleep by taking a Test Your Safe Sleep IQ quiz and by sending Safe Sleep Tips to their friends.


  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
  • Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
  • Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for the publishing of this post. All the views expressed here are strictly my own.

4/11 Coupon Preview


Click HERE for a coupon preview of inserts coming tomorrow.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Free 8x10 @ Walgreens (4/9/10)


Print THIS coupon to get a FREE 8x10 print in-store at Walgreens today only! You can also use code BIG8X10 to score it online! Choose in-store pickup to save on shipping.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Game Deals @ Walmart

I was at Walmart yesterday to pick up a few things when I decided to walk down the game aisle, since I had a bunch of game coupons in my binder from a few weeks ago. I stumbled across a few good deals! Monopoly Deal was on rollback to $4, and I found travel-sized versions of Hungry Hippos and Battleship! (I actually think the travel version of Hungry Hippos is great for little children, since the small pieces are all contained.)

$4.00 Monopoly Deal
$5.24 Hungry Hippos
$5.24 Hungry Hippos
$5.24 Battleship
$5.24 Battleship
-$5 Monopoly MFQ
-$4 Hungry Hippos MFQ
-$4 Hungry Hippos MFQ
-$4 Battleship MFQ
-$4 Battleship MFQ
= $3.96 + tax

I told the cashier that Monopoly was only $4 so he could adjust the coupon down but he didn't have a problem with putting it through for the full value. So I paid only $3.96 + tax for five games! Not a bad deal!

If you have a few game coupons lying around that you printed a few weeks ago, go check out Walmart!

Monday Drugstore Deals

I'm a little slow on my Monday drugstore deals this week. But it took me 3 days and 3 transactions to finish my deals this week, in order to qualify for the Buy-$25-get-$5 P&G SCR #77 at Rite Aid.

Transaction #1:
$7.99 Tide Stain Release

$11.99 Huggies
-$5/20 RAQ
-$1 Tide MFQ

-$11.99 Free Huggies MFQ
= $1.99 + tax


Transaction #2:
$7.99 Tide Stain Release
$7.49 Olay Body Lotion
$2.29 Crest Toothpaste
$1.49 Clearance Candy x 2
-$5/20 RAQ
-$1 Tide MFQ

-$1 Olay MFQ
-$1 Crest MFQ
-$1 Seasonal Candy RAQ

= $11.75 + tax


Transaction #3:$7.99 Tide Stain Release
$8.99 Gillette Fusion Razor
$1.44 Pringles
$2.50 Kashi Cereal
$1.24 Lifesaver Jelly Beans Clearance x 2
-$5/20 RAQ
-$1 Tide MFQ
-$4 Gillette MFQ
-$2.50 FREE Kashi MFQ
(vocalpoint, I think?)
-$1/2 Jelly Beans MFQ
-$1 shaving RAQ

-$1 seasonal candy RAQ

= $10.40 + tax

Overall I spent $24.14 out of pocket, and I'll get back $17.99 in rebates ($7.49 Olay MIR, $1.50 Crest SCR, $4 Gillette SCR, $5 P&G SCR). So it was like I spent $6.15 + tax for all of this stuff -- and I really needed the Tide Stain release! (This baby is pooping me out of house and home...seriously.) Overall I saved $51.49 or 88%.


Go HERE to see more great deals at Rite Aid this week.


P.S. Has anyone else tried the Lifesaver Jelly Beans and thought they were nasty? Ew. The Starburst ones are waaaay better. Good think I only paid $0.25 per bag!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Smith's Deals (4/7 - 4/13)


Click HERE for a printable matchup of all weekly sales with manufacturer's coupons.

{Print the Smith's coupon policy HERE.}


Sale Prices:
  • Avocados - $0.49
  • Strawberries, 1 lb - $1.50
  • Mountain Dairy Gallon Milk - $1.79
  • Kroger Orange Juice Gallon - $1.79
  • Kangaroo Salad Pockets, 8 oz - $1.25

$2.49 Land O Frost Deli Shaved Lunch Meats, 10 oz
-$1/2 MFQ (RP 1/31)
= $1.99 each wyb 2

$1.67 Oscar Mayer Lunchables
-$1 MFQ (SS 3/21)
= $0.67

$0.79 Sunny Delight
-$0.25 MFQ (SS 2/7)
= $0.54

$1.00 Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks, 3.5 oz
-$0.75 MFQ (RP 2/14)
= $0.25

$2.97 Red Baron Classic Pizza
-$1/2 MFQ (SS 1/31) (expires 4/11)
= $2.47 each wyb 2


Movie/Music/Ringtone Promo
Buy 10 participating items and get either a free movie ticket, 15 music downloads, or 15 ringtones. Go HERE for details. Voucher will print at checkout, to be redeemed at www.digitalchoicerewards.com. Participating items with good deals this week:

$2.88 Breyers Ice Cream
- (no coupons)
= $2.88

$1.25 Pringles
-$1.00/4 MFQ (P&G 3/7, P&G 4/4)
= $1.00 each wyb 4

$3.99 Snuggle sheets or liquid
-$3 MFQ (RP 3/28)
= $0.99


Smith's Case Lot Sale!
The case lot sale will run two weeks, while supplies last. Items must be purchased by the case. Price per item is listed in parenthesis.

$11.99 Kroger Beans, 24 count case ($0.50)
$11.9 Kroger broths, 24 count case ($0.50)
$18.96 Kroger canned fruits, 24 count case ($0.79)
$23.99 Kroger Chunk Light Tuna, 48 count case ($0.50)
$27.00 Kroger Honey, 16 oz, 12 count case ($2.25)
$7.99 Kroger Mandarin Oranges, 24 count case ($0.33)
$13.92 Kroger Soups, 24 count case ($0.58)
$5.99 Kroger Tomato Sauce, 24 count case ($0.25)
$2.50 Kroger Water, 24 count case ($0.10)
$9.99 Langers Apple Juice, 64 oz, 8 count case ($1.25)
$6.00 Libby's Vegetables, 12 count case ($0.50)
$12.00 Libby's Vegetables, 24 count case ($0.50)
$15.60 Smith's Evaporated Milk, 24 count case ($0.65)
$23.88 Spam Luncheon Meat, 12 count case ($1.99)

20 FREE 4x6 Prints @ Walgreens (4/7/10)


Print THIS coupon to get 20 FREE 4x6 prints in-store at Walgreens today only! You can also use code PRINTS20 to score them online! Choose in-store pickup to save on shipping.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Rite Aid Wellness+ Coupons


Rite Aid just released some new Wellness+ coupons! These expire 4/17/10.

  • $1 off haircare purchase $2.99+
  • $1 off bagged candy purchase $2.99+
  • $0.50 off greeting card purchase $1.99+

The bagged candy RAQ will go great with some of the larger bags of clearanced Easter candy this week!

Assuming we get this deal in our ad next week (dang Utah short ads!), there will be a good deal on Loreal EverPure or EverStrong haircare using this coupon from 4/11 - 4/17!

$5.99 EverPure Shampoo or Conditioner
$5.99 EverPure Shampoo or Conditioner
-$5 SCR #49
-$2 MFQ (RP 2/21, RP 3/21) x 2
-$1 haircare RAQ
= $0.99 each!

Combine this purchase with other purchases in order to use the $5/20 Rite Aid coupon for additional savings!

Monday, April 5, 2010

McCall's Patterns $0.99 each @ JoAnn's (4/11 - 4/17)


A few weeks ago I was at JoAnn's and I found some really cute corduroy fabric on the remnant shelf for super cheap. Since one of my new year's resolutions was to be more crafty, I decided to buy it and make the Bambina a jumper out of it.

I sat down at the pattern books and found a really simple jumper pattern. When I pulled it out of the drawer, to my surprise the pricetag for the pattern was $15.99!

$15.99? Who pays that much for a pattern! Needless to say, it was left there. I figured I'd wing it and make due.

So I was really excited when I looked at my JoAnn's ad for next week and saw that all of the McCall's Patterns are $0.99! Limit 10. I'm totally heading there.

Huggies Rewards

Look what I got in the mail this week from Huggies! Right now at HuggiesEnjoyTheRideRewards.com you can get a voucher for a FREE pack of Huggies for only 300 points! I'm so going to use this at Rite Aid in conjunction with a $5/20 coupon to get some free stuff!

Even if you don't use Huggies on a regular basis, you can start an account and start collecting codes. Points can be redeemed for tons of prizes, including gift cards to retailers and restaurants.


Here are some Huggies rewards codes to get you started:

5 Point Codes
BFJCWFCCTFPPPGB
BGGCLHNZGFZZPGB
BFMJCPNQCJBNPGB
BRSJTFPNPXPQPGB
BHGKFQLRTLMPPGB
PQKXB-RXMDT-BWPGB
BFCWDQLZKNPMPGB
BGTRQWCSXXZRPGB
BFHFCXTSNWHKPGB
BCSRMTKWNZZGPGB
BFGHQNGNLPQPPGB
ZXLRKBTBBMNNPGB
MLXRCCNRWKKWPGB
HKNZJZGMDNKBPGB


1 Point Codes
BHDKRRTJGTKSPGB
BHDXQNGLHTWCPGB
BHDZCSZGHZPLPGB



Not all of these codes worked for me, but hopefully some of them will work for you!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kmart Deals & Doubles This Week! (4/4 - 4/10)



Kmart is running a doubles event this week, and almost all Utah stores are participating! See a full list of participating stores HERE.

Rules for doubling:
  • Limit 5 doubled coupons per day per customer
  • Coupons up to and including $2 value will be doubled
  • Must have a Shop Your Way Rewards Card to participate (join HERE and print a temporary card to participate in doubles)

Here are a few of my favorite deals for the week:

$4.00 All Laundry Detergent
-$2 MFQ (RP 2/7) doubled
= FREE

$2.99 Soft Scrub, select varieties
-$1.50 MFQ (SS 3/7)
= FREE

$3.99 Visine A
-$2 MFQ (RP 3/14)
= FREE

$2.89 Sure Deodorant for Men
-$1.50 MFQ (SS 2/28)
= FREE


See more great Kmart deals for the week courtesy of Ann at Coupons, Deals and More!

See a few more doubles scenarios HERE and HERE and HERE.

Target Deals (4/4 - 4/10)


Bring a reusable bag to Target and get $0.05 credit per bag at checkout!

{Print the Target coupon policy HERE.}





Happy Easter! Check out this week's Target deals HERE and HERE.

Walgreens Deals (4/4 - 4/10)

{Confused? Learn how to shop at Walgreens HERE.}


3/$10 Garnier Haircare x 6
-$10 RR wyb $20+
-$0.75 MFQ tearpad x 6
= $5.50/6

$3.49 U by Kotex
-$2.50 RR
-$1 MFQ HERE
= FREE

2/$10 Axe Haircare Products
-$5 WAG Q in-store
= 2/$5

$8.99 Pampers jumbo pack
-$2 RR (P&G 3/7)
= $6.99

3/$9 Crest and Oral B Dental Care
-$3 RR wyb 3
-$1 Crest MFQ (P&G 4/4) x 3
= 3/$3

$3.99 Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste, 4 oz
-$2 RR
= $1.99

2/$5 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser x 4
-$2 RR wyb $10+
-$0.75 MFQ Home Made Simple booklet x 4
= 4/$5

$1.19 Pilot Erasable Frixion 3 pack highlighters or 2 pack pens
-$1 WAG Q in-store
= $0.19

2/$6 Tropicana Orange Juice, 64 oz
-$1 RR wyb 2
= 2/$5

2/$5 Mars Minis bagged candy
-$1 RR wyb 2
= 2/$4

Get $5 RR wyb $10+ in profoot or Flex-Tastic shoe insoles.

Also keep an eye out for Easter clearance!

Rite Aid Deals (4/4 - 4/10)

Don't forget to use the $5/20 coupon this week.

{Print the Rite Aid coupon policy HERE or HERE.}

{Confused? Learn how to shop at Rite Aid HERE.}


$8.99 Gillette Fusion or Manual Razor
-$4 MFQ (P&G 4/4)
-$4 SCR
-$1 shaving RAQ HERE
= FREE

$2.29 Crest Toothpaste or Oral-B Toothbrush
-$1.50 SCR
-$1.00 MFQ Crest (P&G 4/4)
= $0.21 profit!

$9.99 Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers
-$2 SCR
-$2 MFQ (RP 3/14)
= $5.99

2/$7 Kotex Maxi Pads
-$1/2 SCR
-$1 MFQ HERE (use zip 45324) x 2
= 2/$4.00

BOGO Bumblebee Tuna
-$1/5 MFQ
= price unknown

$12.99 Poise or Depends
-$4 SCR
-$1 MFQ (SS 2/21)
-$2 RAQ Poise HERE
= $5.99

$7.49 Olay Quench Body Lotion
-$1 MFQ (P&G 4/4)
-$7.49 MIR HERE
= $1 profit!

Nature's Bounty vitamins are BOGO this week. Use the $1 RAQ HERE and the $2 MFQ HERE for cheap vitamins.

Also watch for Easter clearance this week!


Allergy Relief SCR #552
Purchase $50 worth of select allergy products from now until 6/26/10 and get a $25 SCR #552.
Qualifying product matchups this week:

$18.99 Zyrtec Liquigels
-$4 MFQ (RP 3/21)
= $14.99

$12.99 Zyrtec, Zaditor or Claritin Eye Drops
-$2 Zyrtec MFQ (RP 3/21)
= $10.99

$9.99 Children's Zyrtec
-$2 MFQ (RP 3/21)
= $7.99

$19.99 Claritin
-$5 in-ad RAQ
-$2 MFQ HERE
= $12.99

$6.99 Eucerin
-$1 MFQ HERE
= $5.99

$3.99 Sudafed PE
-$2 MFQ (RP 3/14)
= $1.99

$4.99 Benadry Allergy
-$1 MFQ (RP 3/14)
= $3.99


$17.99 Ceterizine, 30 ct
$0.00 Ceterizine, 30 ct
$2.00 filler
-$5/20 RAQ
-$2 Allergy RAQ HERE
-$5 MFQ HERE x 2
= $3.00 + tax

(*Do this scenario three times and you'll spend $12 + tax OOP and get a $25 Rite Aid gift card!)


P&G SCR
Buy $25 in specified P&G products, get $5 SCR. Valid 4/4 to 4/10 only.

P&G Scenario #1:
$8.99 Tide
$1.44 Pringles x 12
-$5/25 RAQ
-$1 MFQ Tide (P&G 4/4)
-$1.00/4 MFQ Pringles (P&G 4/4) x 3
-$0.50 snack purchase RAQ HERE
= $16.77 + tax
(And get back $5 SCR)

P&G Scenario #2:
$9.99 Duracell AA 20 pack + 5 bonus
$8.99 Tide
$1.44 Pringles x 5
-$5/25 RAQ
-$1 Tide MFQ (P&G 4/4)
-$1.00/4 Pringles MFQ (P&G 4/4)
-$0.50 snack purchase RAQ HERE
= $18.68 + tax
(And get back $5 SCR #90 and $5 SCR #77)


Regular Scenario #1:
$8.99 Gillette Razor
$9.99 Pampers
$2.29 Crest
-$5/20 RAQ
-$4 MFQ Gillette
-$2 MFQ Pampers
-$1 MFQ Crest
= $9.27 + tax
(And get back $7.50 SCR)

March Spending Totals

I did it! It's only month three of 2010 and I finally made my goal. I stayed under $100 this month. I even did some stockpiling of diapers, shampoo, and other toiletries -- mostly at Rite Aid. The biggest expense this month was impromptu grocery trips where I didn't have time to match up coupons. Minimizing these always boosts my budget.

I also started buying baby food this month because my pediatrician gave us the go-ahead to start the Bambina on solids. But I found a great post on my friend Devrie's awesome blog called Bite Rite, about how to make your own baby food. I'm so going to try this in April!


Spent in March: $96.92
Saved in March: $503.40 (84%)

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