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Save Money at Sam’s Club with Valpak

This post has been sponsored by Valpak. All opinions in this post are my own. Are you in the Chicagoland area? Do you ever check out what comes in the Valpak envelope? You can get some pretty big savings on household services and restaurants. I’m always pulling out the coupons for duct cleaning, yet I […]

Celebrate July 4th with Outback Steakhouse

Note: I received a gift card from Outback Steakhouse in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  How do you celebrate Independence Day? Before last year, we would go to a parade in the morning and usually cook out with the inlaws in the afternoon, sometimes followed by trying to watch fireworks somewhere. […]

On the Go Breakfast! #BreakfastSavings #cbias

Are your mornings hectic? I don’t know how, but mine become that way every day. We all get up early enough, yet it never fails that I’m yelling by 8:50 “why aren’t you in socks and shoes? The bell rings in 5 minutes!” My morning routine goes as follows: I get my husband ready which […]

Disney on Ice Treasure Trove #Coupon

Do your kids love Disney? I know mine do. Well Disney on Ice Treasure Trove is coming to the Allstate Arena in the Chicago area September 13-16. You can save 40% on weekday tickets and 20% with the coupon code MOM3. Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown! […]

Save Money Monday 7

I think I had a very good couponing week this week!! Walgreen’s Walgreen’s wasn’t the most fun trip of the week but I was able to get $4 back that I could use at Jewel today. Shelf Cost $20.32 Store Discount $3.00 Coupons $10.12 Total $7.20 Total Savings $13.12 or 64.57%! Plus $4 Register Rewards […]

Save Money Monday 6

Got some really good couponing deals this week. The kids and I hit 5 stores today. Two were not for couponing. I went to Trader Joe’s to get my favorite Orange Chicken and some steel cut oats to make crockpot oatmeal. The other non-couponing trip was Wal-Mart to pick up whatever I couldn’t get while […]

Save Money Monday 5

There was really not a lot of couponing deals I wanted to do this week. The one I DID do, I screwed up and have to go back tonight to get the items exchanged. CVS As you can see, I accidentally grabbed two different sized boxes of diapers. They were both supposed to be the […]

Save Money Monday 4

This was an ok week for couponing. I went to to a total of 6 stores since Saturday and spent a total of $66.67. Three of those stores were not with coupons. One was Aldi where I stocked up on good priced produce,  one was Walmart to get the few things I couldn’t get while […]

Save Money Monday 3

Week 3 I went back to the grocery stores. There was a bunch of “free” stuff at Walgreen’s, but nothing I really wanted to hit. Today I went to Jewel and Dominick’s. Dominick’s: I had a bunch of Healthy Harvest and Bumblebee coupons I decided to cash in today. I still have a few more […]

Save Money Monday 2

Week 2 was not a great week to go couponing. Not a whole lot of deals out there. None that I wanted to go after at grocery stores. So I only hit up CVS and Walgreen’s this week. I was running low on detergent and shampoo so I was scouting out the best deals I […]

Save Money Monday 1

I decided I was going to get back into couponing starting TODAY! So I went out to my garage and brought in all the newspapers that have been piling up for almost 3 months. After that I took about an hour and went through Jill Cataldo’s site looking at this week’s deals. There were a […]

Spark Energy and Pump It Up President’s Day Promo!

Chicago-area residents now have the opportunity to CHOOSE an energy provider! Spark Energy is a multi-state provider of low-cost electric service offering significant long-term savings to current ComEd customers. Learn more at . To Celebrate, Spark Energy in Chicago Offers a FREE Session of Jumping Fun at Pump It Up! This President’s Day – Monday, […]

Veggie Tales Discount

Today and tomorrow, all DVDs and CDs are 30% off at Big Idea. Also, all orders over $30 qualify for free shipping!

Frugal Friday Oct 8

I’m finally jumping back into Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. It feels good to get back to couponing. I didn’t go all out this week. I went to two stores: Dominick’s and Jewel. […]

SavvyCents Review & Giveaway

Savvy Cents Melinda over at SavvyCents has created a wallet for those that use the envelope cash system. Savvycents was first formed in January of 2009 after Melinda Claudpierre read a book about becoming debt free and following the cash envelope system of budgeting. Frustrated with paper envelopes and disorganization with her wallet, she wanted […]