Monday, July 18, 2011

$.10 Scotch Tape

Another quick post, while you're going to Target...

My kids use tape like it's free and everywhere. So when a deal like this comes along, I grab it!

Head to Target's coupon page and click on the Stationary & Holiday coupons. Print out twice the $.50 off Scotch Magic Tape. Head to Target and pick up the Scotch Magic Tape that's on sale for $.60 paying only $.10 per package.

$.20 Bic Pens

It's hard to believe that it's time to think about school supplies already! I only have a quick minute to post this morning before I take the girls to VBS, so it's short and sweet.

Target has their Bic pens on sale for $.60 a pack. Go to and print out their coupon (twice by hitting the back button) for $1 off 2 Bic items. Take it to Target and pay just $.20 for 2 packs!

My local grocery store that takes internet coupons has the Bic packs on sale for $.50 each, which would make them free. But most everyone has a Target and can pick some up!

I went ahead and bought 4 packs even though I only need 2. We are forever looking for pens around here!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sam's Club

I am up early. Not that it's a good thing today. I'm already counting the hours until nap time! But getting up early means that I'll get the laundry started and finished earlier which is a good thing. Jon comes back from Brazil tonight and I'd hate for the house to be a total disaster when he gets here!

As I was putting a load of laundry in the wash, I noticed I'll be needing to buy detergent soon. This is where's Sam's Club comes into play. We have a membership that was given to us by my saintly mother in law. When she's in town we make at least one trip there. When she's not in town, it's a nice way to spend 2 or so hours. The kids keep getting samples, I keep getting samples, it's nice and's an indoor outing!

Hey, don't judge. It's been triple digits for like 19 of 20 days here. You run out of things to do!

So at Sam's, you always wonder if what you're getting is a great deal. The answer is yes and no. It really depends on what you're buying. 2 things that are great deals: dish washing tabs & laundry detergent. If you don't use coupons, the Finish tabs are around $3.50 per box of 20 (.175 each) when they go on sale. At Sam's they are $13.78 for a container of 90(.153 each) for the exact same brand. If you buy the Sam's Club brand, it's even cheaper at .117 per tab. If you're not using coupons, Sam's is definitely the place to buy.

Laundry Detergent is another item that you can save on at Sam's. I had just bought a 110 oz. All Free & Clear bottle from Target for $13.99 thinking this was a good deal. The next day Mom Cavanaugh and I hit up Sam's and check the price while we're there. I was almost sick!!!! $10.98 for a 172 oz. jug of the exact same brand. I hate feeling like I'm throwing away money. But I'll know for next time.

One place where they aren't always the best price would be their whole chickens. They are $.98/pound, which is the same as my local grocery store, Reasor's. Sometimes they go on sale at Reasor's for $.78/pound.  Their produce prices, too are not always the best.

To sum it up, know what you pay! Don't just throw stuff in the cart without really paying attention to the cost *ahem dad ahem* because you could be throwing out your money.

One thing that may help you if you're looking into a Sam's membership, is to make a list of the most often purchased items in your home. Go to, choose your nearest club and check the prices. The next time you grocery shop pay attention to the price of those items. Since you know the price at Sam's you'll know if you're getting the most out of your money.

Monday, July 11, 2011

If You're Nursing Or Pregnant

Walgreen's is a MUST for you this week for two reasons: nursing pads & teething gel. Obviously, by today's title post, you men should know that it's not a safe zone for you if you're squeamish about this stuff. Look away! Look away!

Evenflo breast pads are $4.99 with a $4 RR (Register Reward, a little coupon that is spit out of the machine when you pay) and Hyland Teething Gel is $5 with a $5 RR. Not to be confused with the teething tablets that were recalled and poisonous. There is a $1 off coupon on Hyland's website for the teething gel. You can save it to your computer to print later if you need more, or print off a few right away.

Transaction #1
Hyland's Teething Gel $5
- Hyland's Coupon    - $1
Total $4 + tax & $5 RR

Transaction #2
Evenflo Breast Pads $4.99
Laffy Taffy (or other small filler) $.15
- $5 RR
Total $.14 + tax

Transaction #3
Teething Gel $5
Laffy Taffy $.15
- $1 Coupon
- $4 RR
Total $.15 + tax

For these 3 transaction, you pay $4.29 plus tax. Awesome!

Repeat Transaction 2&3. You have to have a small cheap item because after the first transaction you're using a register reward and coupon for the teething gel (same # of items as # of coupons) and the nursing pads are a penny less than the Register Reward which won't allow you to do it.

Get the necessities!

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Vintage Pearl Giveaway

Here in Tulsa, there is a jewelry store that makes hand stamped jewelry. Their stuff is amazing. I admit, I haven't bought anything because I've seen so many people with the same exact necklace. I don't want the same! But then I saw their giveaway and saw on the website how many options they have.

Gorgeous, right!!!! So head on over to their blog and enter to win 1 of 3 $75 gift certificates. 

Hurry! It ends today!