Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saving Money at Meijer

There are 2 deals at Meijer that I failed to mention to you. Sorry about that. I thought I did, but when I was checking something on my Weekly Round-Up I realized they weren't there. Better late than never, I guess!

  • Jell-O- Jell-O Gelatin is on sale for $.50. Meijer MealBox has a coupon for $1.50 off 2 boxes of Jello. Why? I don't know, but I'll enjoy it while it's there. When you buy 4 boxes of Jello you get a Catalina for $2 off your next order. The catch is: Meijer MealBox Coupons specifically say 1 per transaction. So, you may or may not be able to do this deal. I have asked a manager at the store I shop at and he has given me the green light to use 2 coupons per transaction so I can do this deal. I don't mind getting paid $3.00 to buy 4 boxes of Jell-O.

  • Mrs. Smith's Whole Pies are on sale for $3.99 (That's 1/2 price). Meijer MealBox has a coupon for $1 off a whole pie. That makes it $2.99 for an entire pie. I don't think I can make one for that price!

I think those are all the great deals I missed. Please let me know if you find more!

Happy Savings!

Common Abbreviations for Couponers

If you are reading money saving blogs or forums and some things they are typing reads like Greek to you, they are probably using some of the common abbreviations for couponers. I thought I'd compile a list of the most widely used abbreviations and use it as a reference for the future. If you run across some I have missed, please e-mail me or leave a comment and I will add them to the list for future reference. Someone had to explain these to me once so I want to explain them to someone else. Just paying it forward, coupon style!

  • Blinkie - coupon dispensed near product, usually from red blinking box

  • BOGO – Buy One, Get One- assume free unless otherwise stated

  • CAT or Catalina - coupon dispensed at register after purchase

  • ECB - Extra Care Bucks – These are from CVS, basically paper version of store credit

  • ESR - EasySaver Rebate- Walgreens Monthy Rebate Program

  • FAR - Free After Rebate

  • HBA - Health and Beauty Aid

  • IMO - In My Opinion

  • IP - Internet Printable Coupon

  • IVC - Walgreen's Instant Value Coupon (Found in the monthly EasySaver Catalog)

  • MIR - Mail In Rebate

  • MQ - manufacturer coupon

  • OOP - Out of Pocket

  • OYNO - On your next order

  • P&G - Proctor & Gamble usually referring to coupons insert found in the Sunday paper

  • Peelie - coupon that you peel off the package. Can be used immediately or at a later time.

  • Q - Coupon

  • RC - Rain Check

  • RP - Red Plum- coupon insert found in the Sunday paper

  • RR - Register Rewards - Walgreen’s paper version of store credits

  • SS - Smart Source of Sunday Supplement coupons

  • Tear Pad - Coupons hanging from a store shelf or display

  • V - Valassis- coupon insert found in the Sunday paper

  • YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary- meaning it might work, it might not

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Target

I just found an awesome deal for you all! First, go to my coupon widget on the right side of my blog. You have to scroll down a while to find it. When you get there print off the B1G1 Free Glade Scented Oil Candle coupon. You should be able to print it 2 times. Go ahead, do it now, I'll wait.

Back so soon? Okay, you now need to check your coupons and see if you have any of the blinkie coupons for $2 off the Glade Scented Oil Candles. I found them at Kroger by the Glade stuff. The blinkie machine has been set up there forever giving out the same $2 coupon. If you don't have these coupons, it's okay, you'll still get them for free, you just won't make money.

Okay, now go to Target and find the Glade Scented Oil Candles in the special holiday scents. They are in a special package and at my Target they were on an end cap instead of with the other Glade stuff. Get 4 of the special scents and head to the front of the store to check out. You will now be making money (or at least getting some free stuff). Here's the math:

$10 (4 x $2.50) Glade Scented Oil Candles
-$5 2 B1G1 Free coupons
-$4 2 $2 coupons
-$5 Target Gift Card for buying $10 of Glade Holiday Scented products

That's right! You just made $4! As I said, even if you don't have the $2 coupons you still get them for FREE! I've heard through the grape vine that there are more B1G1 and $2 coupons inside the packages so you can just roll the deal until you get tired or until your Target runs out of the candles! Thanks to Mercedes for alerting me to the deal!

Happy Savings!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saving Time Cooking

I've not had many recipes for you lately, so I'll try to make it up to you by posting 2 Crock Pot Recipes. With it being cold outside I thought a good Crock Pot soup would be nice and with the Holidays coming up I thought an easy Crock Pot recipe that everyone will love would come in handy.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

2 16oz packages of frozen chopped broccoli
2 cans condensed cheddar cheese soup
2 12 oz cans evaporated milk
1/4 C onion powder
1t salt
1t pepper
1/2 C (1 stick) margarine
2 C Cheddar Cheese

Put all ingredients except the margarine and Cheddar Cheese into the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. 30 minutes before serving add the margarine and Cheddar Cheese. Stir well. Serve with crusty bread.

Okay, this is soooo not a healthy recipe, but it is really good and not that expensive to make if you get the ingredients on sale. I use cheap chopped broccoli because the pieces seem to be smaller which works great in a soup. I used sharp cheese for the 1st time today and that worked just as well as mild, so you can pick which one you use. The base recipe for this came from 101Things to Do With A Slow Cooker. I added the margarine and cheese because I thought it was a little bland and needed a punch. So, try it before you add them and see if you like it that way, if you think it needs the extra punch, add the extra ingredients. I get my crusty bread from the day old bakery shelf. This time I found Italian and Sour Dough for $.99. Yummy.

Cherries Jubilee for the Crock Pot

2 Cans cherry pie filling
1 box white or yellow cake mix
1/2 C (1 stick) melted Margarine or Butter

Put cherries in crock pot. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over cherries. Spread melted margarine or butter over the cake mix as evenly as possible. Cook on low heat for 4 hours or high heat for 2 hours.

Okay, I have no clue where I got this recipe from, but it is delicious! My friends ask me to bring this to get-togethers. If you don't want to use the crock pot, you can even make this in the oven:

Cherries Jubilee in the Oven

2 Cans cherry pie filling
1 box white or yellow cake mix
1/2 C plus 2 T melted Margarine or Butter

Put cherries in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over cherries. Spread melted margarine or butter over the cake mix as evenly as possible. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until cherries are bubbly and cake mix is a golden color.

The extra 2 T of margarine or butter really helps when making this in the oven. I guess because it's not covered more moisture leaves and the cake part gets kinda dry or the extra liquid helps that.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if you want. I personally prefer it straight up. Yummy.

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Kmart

I made it to Kmart for Super Double Week on Monday and I haven't shared everything I bought yet. Everything you see here I bought for under $13. AND I got a $3 Catalina to use on my next order, in essence, all of this was only $10! Pictured is:
  • 6 bags of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • 2 bags of Skittles
  • 2 bags of M&Ms
  • 2 bags of MilkyWays
  • 2 bags of Twix
  • 3 Gillette Shampoos
  • 2 Dove Conditioners
  • 2 Dove Shampoos
  • 3 Buddies Soaps
  • 4 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 bottles of Visine
  • 4 Glade Candle holders
  • 4 bottles of SoBe
  • 2 Johnson & Johnson Gauze
  • 1 Johnson & Johnson Tape

The total before coupons was in the $130 range. I think I'm totally ready to start my next donation box AND I'm completely set for Halloween!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Meijer

Okay, I recently posted about the grape vine letting me know about an awesome deal on Kellogg's Mini Wheats. Well, I just got back from Meijer and let me tell you that it really works! I just purchased 4 boxes of Kellogg's Mini Wheats for $1! BUT there are some details that I was previously unaware of that I need to share with you.

This sale and the extra money off is only good on the 21ish oz boxes (I think one was actually 20.5 oz) so the 16oz boxes are not included. I don't know if this is all Meijer's or just at mine, but I only found Strawberry Mini Wheats and Frosted Mini Wheats in this size restriction. I used 2 computers to print my coupons so I had 4 coupons that I used on Strawberry (those are Drew's favorite). As I scanned the 4th box (I love self checkout! Much less drama over using coupons.) the computer automatically took $.50 off each box, I used my 4 $1 coupons and a $3 Catalina printed out with my receipt.

Here's the math break down again:

4 Boxes of Mini Wheats $10
- $4 from the 4 coupons your printed from my site
- $2 automatically deducted from your total
- $3 Catalina that is good on your next order
= $1 for 4 boxes of Mini Wheats!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money with My Site

I was checking to see what coupons were in my widget and guess what I found?! A B1G1 Free on Glade Scented Oil Candle Warmer! You need to run to my coupon widget on the right side of my site to print this out! You should be able to print 2 per computer. Go! Do it now before they are all gone then you can come back and I'll tell you about the deal you can use them on.

Back? Okay, now take those coupons and go to Kroger or Meijer and use them to buy 4 Glade Scented Oil Warmers. You will pay $9.38 plus tax out of pocket (OOP) BUT you will get $16 in Catalinas to use on your next order! You just made $6 just by reading my site! OR to make more bang for your buck, divide it up into 2 orders. Spend $4.69 plus tax then turn around and use one of the $4 Catalinas to help pay for your next order, saving you even more money. Aren't I good to you?

Now, I personally will be using these coupons at Kroger, let me tell you why. Meijer has a line on their Catalinas that says "1 per transaction." Which means that technically you can only use 1. Sometimes a cashier will let you use more, but you're really not supposed to. Kroger does not have this line on their Catalinas. You can use as many as you want in an order. I personally prefer to buy things that produce Catalinas at Kroger for this reason.

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Saving Money with Vocalpoint

I have really enjoyed being a member of Vocalpoint. If you are not a member I suggest you sign up. It is free and you get to try some really great stuff. Not to mention the coupons they send you! Here is info straight from the Vocalpoint site:

Once you start hearing from us, you can begin to:
Make a difference - by checking out the stuff we send and sharing your honest opinions with us and other real women like yourself, you can help determine what
type of things we send out in the future.
Get involved -when you get a newsletter in your inbox or something in the mail, read the info, try out the samples, answer the surveys, join in the conversations and
tell us what you think.
Share what you know -help the people you care about by sharing info they'd find useful to help make their lives easier.

In the past I have received Kashi samples and coupons that I used to get Kashi Cereal for free at Target. Today I received a Venus Embrace Smooth 5 Razor with $4 coupons to share with my friends! Be sure to check Vocalpoint out!

Happy Savings!

My Stores

Here is a list of the store I usually shop at, the rules that apply to coupons and any other info I thought was helpful!

  • Doubles Coupons up to $.50
  • Coupons over $.50 double to $1
  • UNLIMITED double coupons- meaning they will double 15 or 20 of the same coupon and they don't care
  • Ad runs Monday to Sunday
  • Will take 1 manufacturer's coupon AND 1 Kroger coupon for each item


  • Doubles coupons up to $.50
  • Coupons over $.50 double to $1
  • Only doubles 2 like coupons- meaning they will double 2 $.50 Kraft Salad Dressing Coupons, but the third coupons will be at face value
  • Ad runs Sunday to Saturday
  • Will take 1 manufacturer's coupon and 1 Meijer Mealbox coupon for each item


  • Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) are like store money. You can use as many ECBs as you want per transaction.
  • ECBs are applied to PRE-TAX totals only
  • Will take 1 manufacturer's coupon and 1 CVS coupon for each item
  • Ads run Sunday to Saturday


  • Register Rewards (RRs) are like store money. You can use 1 RR per transaction.
  • RRs are applied to the PRE-TAX totals only
  • Will take 1 manufacturer's coupon and 1 Wags coupon per item, but you will need a filler because the total number of coupons cannot exceed the total number of items. RRs count toward your coupon total
  • Ads run Sunday to Saturday

Rite Aid

  • Single Check Rebate (SCR) is their program. You purchase items and submit your receipt either online or through the mail and receive a check in the mail.
  • Some stores accept printable coupons and some don't. Mine happens to accept them.
  • Ads run Sunday to Saturday


  • Will accept 1 manufacturer's coupon and 1 Target coupon per item.
  • Ads run Sunday to Saturday

Coupon 101

If you are new to couponing, you will want to check out these posts!

Couponer's Abbreviations

How to Aquire a Stash of Coupons

Organizing Your Coupons

As I add new posts that I think will help new couponers out, I'll add them to this posting, so keep checking back!

Saving Money at Meijer

Okay, I mentioned Mini Wheats in my Weekly Round-Up, but little did I know what a great deal it actually was! I heard through the grape vine that if you buy 4 boxes of Mini Wheats this is what will happen:

4 Boxes of Mini Wheats $10
- $4 from the 4 coupons your printed from my site
- $2 automatically deducted from your total
- $3 Catalina that is good on your next order
= $1 for 4 boxes of Mini Wheats! That's $.25 each! Now, that's a good deal!

As I said, I heard this through the grape vine and I actually haven't tried it out myself, but I'm sure going to give it a try as soon as my husband gets home from work! My son LOVES this cereal! He calls it "Gamaw's Cereal" because it's the kind my mom eats!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Target

Green Dot items are 50% off! If that sounded like a foreign language to you, let me explain. All of the items in the $1 Spot area are coded with a colored dot next to the bar code. Right now the Green Dots area 50% off. My Target had a TON of stuff! I got knit hats, refrigerator notepads(with the magnets on the back), sets of sticky notes, lip balm and wicker baskets all for $.50 each. I'm totally excited!

They also had Rayovac Batteries in the $1 Spot. I had a few coupons in my ever-present binder for $1/1 so I got FREE batteries!

Happy Savings!

Saving Memories with Mommy Dollars

Yesterday, while my 3 year old son was at preschool, I was filing new coupons in my binder and taking out all the expired coupons. I put all of the expired coupons in a pile on the floor and didn't have time to clean them up before he got home. When he got home he was highly concerned that "Mommy Dollars" were all over the floor! He ran to the kitchen to get baggies to put "Mommy Dollars" in! It was the most adorable thing ever! I just had to share it with you!

Happy Savings!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up


  • Sunday and Monday Only Hershey's, Mars or Nestle Fun Size Candy Bars are $1.50- use $1/2 Hershey's coupon from the 10/12 RedPlum, $1/3 Hershey's coupon from the 9/28 SmartSource or $1 Nestle printable to make for some seriously cheap candy!
  • Bic Comfort 3 Advance Shavers are $4.99, get $4 back in ECBs- use $2 coupon from 9/14 or 10/12 SmartSource to make this a MONEYMAKER after coupon and ECBs!
  • Nova Max Blood Glucose Monitor is $9.99, get $9.99 back in ECBs- FREE after ECBs
  • SoyJoy Bars are 4/$4, get $4 back in ECBs when you buy 4- use $3/5 printable to make this a MONEYMAKER!
  • 2 GB Kodak Memory Card is $14.99, get $5 back in ECBs- $9.99 after ECBs
  • 8 count Advil LiquiGels are $.99- use $1 printable to make them FREE after coupon


  • Combos are $.99- use $1/2 from the 9/7 RedPlum to make them $.50 each after coupon


Tuesday there is a special 4pm to Midnight sale; here are some deals that are for this sale only:

  • Nestle, Mars or Hershey's Snack Sized Candy Bars are $1.47- use $1/2 Hershey's coupon from the 10/12 RedPlum, $1/3 Hershey's coupon from the 9/28 SmartSource or $1 Nestle printable to make for some seriously cheap candy!
  • Kroger Buns are $.50
  • Big K 2 Liters are $.39
  • 3 count Carmel Apples are $.99

Here are the regular weekly deals:

  • Kellogg's Pop Tarts are $1.79- use $.55 coupon from the 10/12 RedPlum to make them $.79
  • Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets are $1.67- use $.50 coupon from the 9/28 SmartSource to make them $.67
  • Bananas are $.38/lb
  • Purex Laundrey Detergent is $1.99- use $.50 from the 8/10 SmartSource, $.35 in the 10/5 SmartSource or $.50 printable to make it $.99 or $1.29
  • Select Varieties of Campbell's Soup are $1 (I hate it when they don't tell me specifics)- use (maybe) $.40/2 in the 9/7 and 9/21 SmartSource, $.40/4 Cream Soups from the 10/12 SmartSource to make them $.60 or $.80 each (maybe)


  • Buy 2 Nabisco Oreos, Cakesters or Big Soft Cookies for $5 and get a FREE Gallon of Milk (This is my FAVORITE sale, I want free milk, so I HAVE to buy Oreos, I don't want to, but I HAVE to!)
  • Frosted Mini Wheats are $2.50- use $1 printable from the widget on my site or from the All You Magazine to make them $1.50 (not great, but not bad either)
  • Apples are $.79/lb
  • Dynamo Liquid Laundry Detergent is $13.99 BUT it's B1G2 FREE making it $4.66 each
  • Aunt Millies Bread is $.99
  • Mrs Smith's or Edward's Singles Pies are 1/2 Price- use $1/2 to get some cheap, yummy pie slices
  • Meijer Large Eggs are $.99/dozen
  • Huggies Wipes are $2 each- use $.50 from home mailers to make them $1
  • Select Baby Beginning Packaged Layette and Bibs are B1G2 free
  • Munchkin Infant or Toddler Feeding Accessories are B1G1 50% off

Happy Savings!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saving Money at Kmart

It's Super Double week again!

Okay, so all of the work has been done for me so I'm going to cheat. Here are the FREE deals curtosy of The Deal Lady:

  • Colgate Total $2.50 FREE after $1.50/1 (October All You Magazine)
  • Gillette Shampoo $3.50 FREE after $2/1 (9/28 P&G)
  • Kraft Easy Mac Singles $1.00 FREE after $1/2 (9/14 S)Previously, there were reports of difficulties with this coupon automatically doubling. Coupons at my store are doubled manually so I have not encountered any problems.
  • Powerade 32 oz bottle $1.00 FREE after .75/1 (6/8 S) FREE after $1/1 (7/13 S)
  • Sobe Life Water 20 oz bottle $1.00 FREE after .50/1 (Tearpad) Remember to save the entire labels to get FREE Lizard Gear items.
  • Altoids Mints $1.69 FREE after $1/1 (coupon found on package)
  • Dove Shampoo or Conditioner $3.79 FREE after $2/1 (8/17 RP)
  • Goodlife Cat Food $4.00 FREE after $2/1 (8/24 RP)
  • Ice Breakers Gum .99FREE after $1/2 (9/7 S2)
  • Life Savers $1.25 FREE after $1/1 (10/19 S)
  • Oust Surface Disinfectant and Air Sanitizer $2.50 FREE $1.50/1 (10/26 S)
  • Sobe Glass Bottles Sale $1.00 FREE after .50/1 (Tearpad)
  • Endust Free $3.29 FREE after $2/1 (9/7 RP)
  • Greased Lightning - Shelf Price $2.89 FREE after $1.50/1 (All You Magazine August Issue, October Issue)
  • Healthful Life Cat Food $1.99 FREE after $1/1 (8/3 RP)
  • Hershey Extra Dark Bars $1.99 FREE after $1/1 (9/28 S)
  • Johnson & Johnson First Aid Shelf Prices Vary FREE for items under $2 after $1/1 (8/10 S1)
  • Pert Shampoo $2.99 FREE after $2/1 (10/19 S)
  • Revlon Beauty Tools - Shelf Prices Vary FREE for items under $2 (emery boards, nail clippers, tweezers) after $1/1 (9/14 S, 10/12 S, 10/19 S)
  • Tums Smoothies $1.89 FREE after $1/1 (9/28 S)
  • Vaseline Lotion for Men $2.99 FREE after $1.50/1 (9/7 RP)

Be sure to check out The Deal Lady's site for more deals! This is just the FREE stuff! Check the list that Mercedes put together to see if your Kmart is participating. Or, just call them and see!

Here are some rules:

  • Coupons up to and including $2 will double, coupons over $2 will be redemed at face value
  • Only 4 identical coupons
  • Only 75 coupons per person
  • Most Kmarts do not take Internet Printables (you can always ask, all they can do is say "no")

Happy Savings!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Saving Memories: I've Been Tagged!

Okay, Becky, over at Nickels-N-Dimes Tagged me, now I have to find people to tag, I sooo don't know that many bloggers!

  1. Emma Louise at Coupon Savvy- she's the one who made my cool Saving Sherry avatar!
  2. Katie at Cincinnati Cents- I don't know her ( Hi Katie! It's nice to meet you!) but I hear she's a fellow CincyMOM.
  3. Lori at Samen Lori's Life- she helped me out with some info about the K-Mart and Old Navy deals.
  4. Andrea at Mommy Snacks- fellow CincyMOM and actually lives near me!

7 Random and or weird facts about me. . .

  1. I went to Marshall University, you know the one with the movie, and while there I met future NFL football players! I talked several times with Chad Pennington and I literally ran into Randy Moss on campus one day. I'm pretty sure my nose was in his belly button! He's REALLY tall!
  2. While in high school I told my parents to hit me if I ever thought about dating anyone like Rob; then I married him.
  3. My degree says I'm a music teacher.
  4. My grandfather's uncle was a mechanic for the Wright Brothers (I think it was his uncle, could have been cousin or something else.)
  5. I left my coupon binders at K-Mart during the last Super Double sale and I almost had a heart attack! My husband was worried I would wreck on my way back to get them!
  6. I have a pool in my back yard, but I very rarely use it. If it weren't for my husband swimming in it several times a week it would just sit empty. (Except for the water, that would probably still be there. . . )
  7. Here is a list of the MAJOR moves I've made in my life, starting with where I was born: Indiana, North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, Ohio, Ohio.
Okay, now off to tell everyone they've been tagged!

Happy Savings!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

100th Post and 10th Anniversary

This weekend is the Duke Energy Children's Museum's 10th Anniversary! If you live in the Cincinnati area be sure to check it out! Here are some of the details:

  • The celebration has already started because the major celebration is the Clifford Exhibit.
  • A special collection drive is going all for an entire year to collect 100,000 dimes
  • Friday and Saturday there will be Chemistry Demonstrations (This is inside info, not mentioned on anything else, I know the gal who is doing the demos on Friday. If you see her, tell her Happy Birthday!) I hear ice cream will be made!
  • Grammy Nominated Children's Recording Artist Zak Morgan will be preforming at 12:30 and 3 on Saturday and at 2:30 on Sunday. If you are a Museum Member there are special Meet and Greet times with Zak as well.
  • There will also be "special Birthday treats". I don't know what those will be, but I think it will be fun to find out!

This is also my 100th post here at Saving Sherry! Thank you all for keeping up with all that has been going on the last 2 months! I truly enjoy hearing from all of you. Please feel free to leave a comment to drop me an e-mail anytime!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money with MLB and Taco Bell

Guess what?!?! A base was stolen during the World Series. How does that affect you? Well, it means you get a FREE TACO! Whoo Hoo! Here is the info: On Tuesday, October 28, at participating Taco Bells, between 2 and 6 pm show up and get your free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco! That's all you have to do is show up and eat a free taco! I don't know who stole the base, but THANK YOU! More info can be found here.

Happy Savings!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Saving Money with Haydee Chocolatier

Haydee Chocolatier is giving away samples boxes of truffles. Really?! I'm totally in for that. Click here to sign up to get your free box of 8 truffles. I'm not sure if we'll actually get the truffles, it looks legitimate enough, but it's worth a try! I just might have to give this to someone for Christmas! One less present for me to buy! Thanks to Crystal for the heads up!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Bob Evans

My friend Krista just sent me a very interesting e-mail. It contained a link to get a free kid's meal and drink at Bob Evans. That's the kind of e-mail I like to pass on! Here is the link for your FREE kid's meal!

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saving Money at IHOP

Okay, IHOP must have known I was hungry! Until October 31, you can get all you can eat pancakes at participating IHOP locations! IHOP's Trick or Treat All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes can be ordered a la carte or as part of a combo. Just keep requesting more and they will keep bringing you buttermilk pancakes in a stack of 3 at a time!

Thirsty after all those pancakes? Enjoy a Never-Empty Pot of IHOP's International House Roast coffee too! Check out all the info here.

Happy Savings!

Saving Money with All You Event

Wal-Marts across the country are hosting All You Yes, You Can! Events this weekend. Check to see if your local Wal-Mart is participating here. There will be tips, samples and coupons! I'm excited about the Yes, You Can! Make the Holidays Simple sample bag! I'm thinking baking good coupons (I hope!)!

Here is a list of the coupons included in the November All You Magazine:

  • $0.50/1 White Castle Microwavable Burgers, exp. 1-31-09
  • $0.50/3 Healthy Choice Mixers, exp. 1-31-09
  • $0.50/1 Dove Oil Lotion Or Hand Cream, exp. 2-8-09
  • BUY Glade Refill GET Plugins FREE, exp. 1-31-09
  • $2.00/1 Glade Oil Candle Holder, exp. 1-31-09
  • B2G1 Free Glade Oil Refills, exp. 1-31-09
  • BUY Rimmel Mascara GET Eye Shadow FREE, exp. 12-31-08
  • $1.00/1 Any Splenda, exp. 2-1-09
  • $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Blueberry Muffin, Strawberry Delight, or Maple Brown Sugar, exp. 1-31-09
  • $0.50/1 Halls Cough Drops, exp. 1-31-09
  • $2.00/1 Prenatal One A Day Vitamins, exp. 3-31-09
  • $1.00/1 Suave Vitamin Moisturizer (18-oz.), exp. 1-16-09
  • $0.55/1 Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, exp. 12-31-08
  • $1.00/2 Betty Crocker Potato Pouch Or Box, exp. 1-2-09
  • $0.75/1 Total Cinnamon Crunch, exp. 1-16-09
  • $0.40/2 Banquet Selects, exp. 2-1-09
  • $1.00/1 Hormel Chili Master Chili, exp. 12-4-08
  • $1.00/1 Any Accent Product, exp. 12-31-08
  • $1.00/1 Tyson Breaded Boxed Product, exp. 1-31-09
  • $1.00/1 True North, exp. 12-23-08
  • $1.00/2 Heinz Cocktail Sauce, exp. 4-30-09
  • FREE Oreida Steam ‘n Mash w/ Purchase Of 2 Oreida Potatoes, exp. 12-31-08
  • $1.00/1 Spot Shot, exp. 1-31-09
  • $1.00/1 White Cloud, exp. 12-31-08
  • $1.00/1 Cottonelle Double-Roll (4-pk. or larger) AND Cottenelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes ( 42-ct. tub, refill or larger), exp. 1-31-09
  • $1.00/1 Any Orville Gourmet Popping Corn, exp. 2-28-09
  • $3.00/1 Any Roxy Hunter Movie, exp. 11-3-08
  • $0.75/1 Dole Mixed Fruit Jar, exp. 1-31-09
  • $1.00/1 Edy’s Product (1.5-qrt.), exp. 2-1-09
  • $1.00/1 Any 2000 Flushes Cleaner, exp. 1-31-09
  • $0.50/2 Pounce Treats, exp. 2-28-09

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Old Navy

Oh, do I have a deal for you! At Cincy area Old Navy stores this weekend (be sure to call your local store just to double check that they are participating), you can get FREE clothes! Okay, now that I have you hooked, here are the details:

  • This Saturday and Sunday, the first 100 at the store will get a game piece to get $5, $50 or 100% off! There is no minimum purchase and if you get one of the 100% off game pieces, you can get up to $150 in FREE CLOTHES! And this isn't one of those things where the cashier has to scratch it off for you, you can find out as soon as you get your card what the discount is! YEA!

  • On Saturday, there is a costume contest. All participants receive their choice of Graphic Tee. Any one you want, sizes from child to adult!

  • They will also be announcing specials sales throughout the day like: 13% off all black items, 31% off fashion items, or $10 off $50 purchases.

  • To top it all off, they are even giving out candy!

Now, I just have to convince my husband that this is a good way to spend our Saturday morning! A special Thanks! to Melissa for all the info!

Happy Savings!

Saving The Earth with Target

Have you sent off for your FREE Retote Reusable Shopping Bag from Target? If you get People Magazine, check out the ad inside the front cover. If you tear it out and fold it up, stuff it with 5 plastic Target shopping bags and mail it off (postage prepaid!) you will receive a Retote Reusable Shopping Bag!

Don't get People Magazine? Never fear, here's what you need to do. Get any 8 1/2 x 11 or larger envelope and stuff 5 Target plastic bags and your name and mailing address. Mail it to:

121 New York Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08638

You get it for free if you get People Magazine, but if you don't you only have to pay postage. This is a great way to recycle some old plastic bags and get a great reusable tote in exchange!

Happy Savings!

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up

Okay, since it's Tuesday and I'm just now able to sit down at the computer I'm gonna have to say "sorry" and I will be prepared next week with my deals. I'm not even sure I going to go to a store this week. I haven't had a chance to open my ads yet. So, stay tuned and the Weekly Round-Up will be back next week!

Happy Savings!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saving Sherry's Message to All

Hello All! Just wanted to let you know that the round-up is going to be a little late this week. My parents were in town for the end of the week, I switched all of the boys clothes from summer to winter, I was at 2 parties today, my in-laws are in town now and my children's choir at church is doing 2 performances tomorrow. Whew. I'm tired after just typing all of that.

So, please bear with me as I get up my posts. If you are doing CVS I know there are some Sunday and Monday only deals so you will want to go pick them up ASAP because they are free and Halloween related so they will sell out fast. CVS (at least my CVS) doesn't give rain checks for Sunday and Monday only sales, so get there early.

Please feel free to check any of the blogs I follow for deals this week (down the left side of my blog). They are all great women and will steer you in the right direction. I will try to get my deals up by Monday sometime, but Drew doesn't have school on Monday, so we will see if I actually have time or not.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! As always, Happy Savings!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Saving Money at The Children's Place

"Get Thee To The Children's Place!" You can go online or shop in your local store, but sale prices are an extra 50% off! If you are shopping online (the sale prices already show the discount online) use the code HAA8 to get an extra 15% off! Don't take the sizes I need!
Don't forget to check out the costumes which are 50% off as well!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money with Del Monte

Sign up to recieve Del Monte's e-mail newletter and recieve up to $35 in coupons. I love coupons! Register here.

Happy Savings!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saving Money at Sam's Club

Not yet a member of Sam's Club? Here is the perfect opportunity to try them out. This weekend, October 17 - 19 and next weekend October 24 - 26 Sam's is offering a 10 week membership for $10 for new members. This is an awesome deal and if we weren't already members we would definitely be there signing up! Check out more info here.

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Meijer

Rumor has it (and rumor is usually pretty accurate) that there is a Catalina deal going on at Meijer on Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats. Buy 2, get a $1 Catalina. Buy 3, get a $3 Catalina. Here is the great deal for some of those $1 coupons you printed off my site. (If you haven't printed them yet, see my post here for the details.)

You can print off more $1 coupons here. (Rumor has it that some people are printing up to 6 per computer!)

Now, I wish these were part of the 2/$4 sale, but alas they are not. The Catalina deal runs through November 2. So, you can use the coupons now or you can hold onto them and wait for a sale on Frosted Mini Wheats.

BUT make sure you print the coupons NOW!! As I said in my other post, these are really good coupons and they might disappear soon so make sure you get yours!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Whole Foods

I was checking out the Whole Foods Market website today and to my surprise found this amazing coupon on their front page! So, click on the image and get your coupon! Don't forget to get your copy of The Whole Deal value coupon package while you're at the store for additional savings.
Happy Savings!

Saving Money with Barnes and Noble

I just ran across this deal on Carrie's site. Go here to print coupons for free cappuccino and 15% a single item. I'm not a coffee drinker so it's not a great deal for me, but I know you crazy coffee people are out there and will LOVE this deal! The coupons don't expire until October 31, so, drink up!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money with Omaha Steaks

Okay, I am so not going to go into the exact details of how to do this deal because it has multiple steps. So, go to Sisterly Savings to get all the details. The end result of the deal is that you get a 6 piece cutlery set, a cutting board and a $15 dessert for $3.98!! Who-hoo! I'm so in on this deal. Be sure to check this one out!
Happy Savings!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saving Money with My Site

Okay, there is a widget on the right side of my site. Go there now and print out ALL of the $1 Kellogg coupons. These are AWESOME coupons! You can print each one 2 times. Trust me, you won't regret having these coupons with you! Usually these coupons are $1/2 or $.55. Seriously good coupons. Now, I need to find a good sale for you to match these up with. . .

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at CVS

If you go the CVS, make sure you look for CVS Gold Soap! The UPC on the bars that are working (because not all are) is 05042803310. The price on the soap is $.99 and you get $1 back in ECBs! Sounds like free soap to me! The limit on this deal is 5. Thanks, Crystal.

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Arby's

You can get a coupon for a FREE Beef-n-Chedder Sandwich at Arby's by signing up for Arby's Extras. You all know how much I LOVE free food! Coupons may take up to 48 hours to be e-mailed to you. Thanks, Mercedes!
Happy Savings!

Saving Money with Shutterfly

If you sign up for a new account with Shutterfly you will get a $10 credit added to your account! That means FREE PICTURES!! Who-hoo! You know how much I love free stuff. Maybe I'll actually get print some of the picture of my boys now instead of just letting them sit in a file on my laptop! Thanks to Mercedes for the info!

Happy Savings!

Saving Time Cooking

I have another Crock Pot Recipe for you today. This one I came up with myself using ideas from several friends. I love the crock pot.

Sherry's Pork Roast

1 Pork Roast
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 Package Dry Onion Soup Mix
1-2 T Garlic Powder

Put everything in the Crock Pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

You can even treat this like a Pot Roast and add carrots and potatoes. This is an easy meal that you can throw into the crock pot in 5 minutes and be off to your busy life and still have a home cooked meal for dinner. I LOVE that. You can even throw the roast in frozen if you don't have time to thaw it, just make sure you let it cook for the higher end of the time window then.

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saving Money at Meijer

If you still have any of the Johnson Buddies coupons left from the 9/14 SmartSource you are gonna want to get yourself to Meijer for some MONEYMAKING! They have their Buddies Soap B2G1 Free! So, the math at Meijer is like this: Buddies Soap is $1.09. You buy 2 for $2.18 and get one free then use your $3/3 coupon to MAKE $.82!!! WHO-HOO! AND you get a Catalina for $3/3 Johnson Products! Can anyone say "Roll that deal!" We LOVE this soap at our house. Now I just have to find a Meijer who has the soap in stock!

Don't forget to use your B1G1 Free Glade Oil Plug-Ins coupons to get your Catalina's while your there! That deal doesn't expire until November!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Rite Aid

Oh my goodness! I just spent $120 at Rite Aid! (My husband, who reads my blog at work is having a mild heart attack now. Calm down honey and keep reading, it's gonna be okay!) If you live anywhere NEAR a Rite Aid, run, don't walk, run there as fast as you can! They are having an AMAZING week with their Single Check Rebates! There are calling it the "Feeling Better for Free Week." Check out the ad here. Here is a list of the free stuff:

Thanks to Tara for typing the list and alerting me to the deals! My Rite Aid was already out of some items, so I didn't get everything. There are 30 Freebies this week, totaling $144.20. There are links provided for Internet Printables, but some Rite Aid's take them and some don't, it's up to the store manager. My store takes them, so I not only will get a check back for everything I bought, my coupons paid for my tax plus a little overage! Best of all, now that we are completely stocked with cold supplies, my family will probably never get sick again! That's the way it works at my house!

Happy Savings!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Saving Money at The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is still celebrating it's 30 Anniversary! This time you can enter contests and attempt to win prizes. Here are the details:

Enter our Ultimate Dining Destination Sweepstakes for a chance to win an incredible 3 day/2 night trip for two to dine at The Cheesecake Factory restaurant of your choice – anywhere in the United States – along with $1,000 in spending money! Plus, when you play our 30th Anniversary Instant Win game, you'll get a chance to win a $30 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card or a Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake!

Visit their site here to enter to win the trip and you get to play the Instant Win game!

Happy Savings!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up


  • Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste is $3.49, get $2 back in ECBs- use $1.50 coupon from the All You Magazines or printable here to make it FREE after coupon and ECBs!
  • Always Infiniti Pads are $4.99, get $1 back in ECBs- use $2 coupon in the 10/12 P&G insert to make them $1.99 after coupon and ECBs.
  • Buy $10 in Swiffer Products, get $5 back in ECBs- buy 1 Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit at $7.99 and 1 Swiffer Duster Starter Kit at $6.99- use the Buy a Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit, Get a Swiffer Duster Starter Kit Free coupon in the 9/28 P&G insert and $1 Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit printable here to get both kits for $1.99 after coupon and ECBs!


  • INSANE MONEYMAKER ALERT!!!! Buy 3 Dimetapp at $3.99 each- use 3 $2 printable coupons, get $10 back in RRs!! This deal is a $4.03 MONEYMAKER!!!
  • Lindt Chocolate Bars are $2.39- buy 2, use the B1G1 Free coupon in the 10/5 SmartSource, $.75 in the 10/5 SmartSource and the $1 EasySaver coupon (should take $2 off) to make this a small MONEYMAKER!!
  • Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent is $2.99- use $1 printable here and submit for a $1 EasySaver Rebate making it $.99 after coupon and rebate.
  • Zout is $3.99 and B1G1 Free- use 2 $.55 coupons from the 8/10 SmartSource and submit your receipt for a FULL refund with the rebate here to make this a $1.10 MONEYMAKER!


  • Eggo Waffles are 3/$5- use 3 $.55 coupons (2 will should double) from the 9/21 RedPlum AND the $1/3 Meijer Frozen Foods coupon to make them $.49 each!!


  • Eggo Waffles are $1.79- use $.55 coupon from the 9/21 RedPlum to make them $.79 each
  • Kroger 1/2 Gallon Milk or Orange Juice is $1.00


  • Vitamin Water is 10/$10- when you buy 10 you get a $5 Target Gift Card making them $.50 each.

That's all I see right now. Please e-mail me or leave a comment if I missed something!

Happy Savings!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Saving Sanity with Working Appliances

I love the refrigerator repair man! Our fridge/freezer went out on Monday and we finally got someone to fix it today. I am so glad! We are truly blessed and spoiled with our modern convinces.

On Monday evening after we decided that it was not going to get any cooler, we loaded a plastic tub with everything we wouldn't be able to save like milk, yogurt, refrigerated biscuits and things of that nature, to give to our neighbors before it went bad. The very first neighbor I spotted and offered things to told me she had a dorm-size refrigerator in her garage she used for pop and water and offered to loan it to us! God will provide! We were able to save the majority of the food by sticking most everything we could in the garage freezer and everything else we needed in the little fridge. We lost a few things like ice cream, popsicles and condiments but that is much better than meat and chicken! We were able to have milk and yogurt all week long. My husband was grateful for the milk and my son for the yogurt.

It was a test of my creativity to find things to cook this week. You would be surprised how many things you cook that need stuff from the fridge. And then there was the need to store leftovers. We had room in the fridge for 1, maybe 2, small containers of leftovers at a time. This proved to be a problem because I usually make plenty of extras for lunches for my husband and myself. I had to try to scale down my recipes and force my husband to eat extra at dinner. (He HATED that part! :) )

I am so grateful that we now have a working refrigerator and freezer in the house. I no longer have to walk to the garage to get milk (it was safer out there- Drew likes to "cook" when he can get in the fridge). In a way, it's sad that I was upset I had to walk an extra 20 feet to get milk, but I am very grateful I no longer have the need.

Happy Savings!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Saving Money with Glade

Okay, remember in my Weekly Round-Up I said I wasn't feeling the love from Kroger and Meijer? I TOTALLY changed my mind! They are AWESOME! Well, Kroger and Meijer in conjunction with Glade. The Catalina deal for the Glade Scented Gel Warmers ended last week. This week started a Catalina deal for the Glade Scented Oil Warmers! Not as great as last time, but we can totally make it work for us. Regular price at my Kroger is $4.49, buy 1 and receive a $4 Catalina to use on your next order. But, use the B1G1 Free coupon from the 9/28 SmartSource and you pay $4.49 and get $8 to use on your next order! That's an awesome deal!

This program is valid at many stores, it has been reported to be working at Kroger, Meijer, Safeway, K-Mart, Giant Eagle, Pic-N-Save and Stop & Shop. (Thanks for the list Crystal!)

Happy Savings!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Saving Money at Ikea

Well, Ikea's at it again! FREE BREAKFAST! And I'm in town this time! I'm excited. They have some other really good deals too. Check it out here. We're thinking about picking up some flooring so don't take all of it if you go!

Happy Savings!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Saving Money on

My friend Sally just called to tell me that TODAY ONLY has up to 40% off of their costumes with FREE shipping with the code "COSTUMESHIP"! If you are looking for a Disney character costume you might want to check it out!

Happy Savings!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up


  • Breeze2 Blood Glucose Monitor is $14.99, get $10 back in ECBs- use the up to $30 coupon from the 3/16 or 6/1 SmartSource to make this a MONEYMAKER after coupon and ECBs! (They will adjust the value of the coupon down to $14.99) (limit1)
  • Colgate Max Fresh is $2.99, get $2 in ECBs- use $1 coupon from the 9/28 SmartSource, $1 printable here, or the $1 coupon in the September All You Magazine to make it FREE after coupon and ECBs! (limit 2)
  • Always Infinity Pads (14-18 ct) is $4.98, get $4.98 back in ECBs making it FREE after ECBs. (limit 1)
  • Bic Soleil is $5.99, get $4 back in ECBs- use the $2 coupon here to make it FREE after coupon and ECBs! (limit 5)
  • Colgate Toothbrushes are $.99- use $1 coupon in the September All You Magazine to make them FREE!
  • AquaFresh Toothpaste is $.99- use $.75 printable here to make it $.24.
  • Glaceau Vitamen Water (32 oz) is $3.29, get $3.29 back in ECBs making it FREE after ECBs.


  • Crest Toothpaste is $1.99- use the $1 coupon in the 9/28 P&G insert AND the $1 coupon in the October EasySaver Book to make it FREE after both coupons!
  • Oral B Indicator Toothbrushes are $1.99- use the $.75 coupon in the 9/28 P&G insert and the $1 coupon in the October EasySaver Book to make it $.24 after both coupons.
  • Scrubbing Bubbles Max Fresh Starter Kit is $3.99- use $3 coupon in the 9/7 SmartSource AND submit it for the $1.50 October rebate to make this a MONEYMAKER after coupon and rebate! (limit 4)
  • Scrubbing Bubbles Wipes are $2.50- buy 2, use the B1G1 Free printable here PLUS the $1 rebate to make them $.25 a piece after coupon and rebate! (limit 6)
  • Glade 4oz candles are $1.99- use $1 coupon from the 9/14 SmartSource and submit for $1 rebate to make them FREE after coupon and rebate! (limit 10)


  • Huggies Snug & Dry or Supreme Natural Fit Diapers (Mega Packs) are on sale for $18.99, buy 2 and receive a $5 Target Gift Card- buy 2 use 2 $2 coupons from the 9/28 SmartSource, after coupons and Gift Card, this makes them about $.18 each for the Snug & Dry (size 3) or $.21 each for the Supreme.
  • Huggies Pulls Ups are on sale for $15.59, buy 2 and receive a $5 Target Gift Card- buy 2 use 2 $2 coupons from the 9/28 SmartSource to make them $.25 each for the 2T/3T size.

So far this week, I'm not feeling the love from Kroger or Meijer, so I will start a new post if I spot any good deals there. Please let me know if you see anything I missed!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Dunkin Donuts

Get to Dunkin' and reward yourself with an authentic latte for only 99¢. That's right-weekdays from 2-5 p.m. indulge in your favorite flavors like Mocha and Caramel. And for a limited time, sip up a spicy Pumpkin Latte. It's everything you demand of a latte without the hassle or high price. Offer ends 11/11/08.

That is straight from Dunkin' Donuts. I'm sooo not a coffee fan so I thought I'd use their words! Thanks Crystal!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Culer's

This Tuesday, October 7, Culver's is celebrating their 24th anniversary by selling their famous ButterBurgers for $1! There is a limit of 5 per person. You can get more information here. This is perfect timing for us as I have a concert to attend on Tuesday so Rob can eat and feed the boys without cooking on the cheap side!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money. . .Everywhere!

Okay, so other than the Walgreen's post I made yesterday I have been out of commission, so now I'm playing catch-up. Thank you to everyone who sent me e-mails about the new deals, I really appreciate it! Some of them I would never know about if you hadn't sent them to me!

Say a little prayer for my family that this is the end of the sickness that we've been going through. Drew has an ear infection that we didn't know about that turned into a double eye infection! I have a HORRIBLE sinus infection. We just found out that Rob has a torn Meniscus so surgery is looming in the future for him. It has not been a great 48 hours in the Saving Sherry household!

Stay tuned for some great deals!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Saving Money at Walgreens

I got an e-mail from Walgreens last night about a new $5 off $20 coupon! You can get your coupon here. It is only good on October 3 & 4.

Happy Savings!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Saving Money with a FREE Vacuum Sealer

Hurry! Hurry!! Hurry!!! The first 20,000 people to sign up here get a FREE Ziploc Brand Vacuum System Starter Kit, plus $14.10 in coupons from Right@Home! Who-hoo! Thanks to Mary for e-mailing this to me! I hadn't checked my old e-mail account and didn't even notice they were starting a new give-away! This is very exciting, 2 razors and a vacuum system all in the same week? Wow! I'm on FREE STUFF HIGH!
Happy Savings!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Saving Time Cooking

Okay, I've never tried this recipe before, but it looks delicious and my friend Sarah gave it to me and I trust her taste buds, I mean judgement, no I think I actually meant taste buds.

Sarah's Beef Stuff
(Okay, I named it that, but she didn't give it a name)

2 lbs chuck roast cut into 1" pieces (Sarah buys pre-cut stew meat)
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can 7-Up (Sarah uses Sierra Mist)

Put meat in the bottom of a crock pot. Do not season. Pour mushroom soup over meat. Sprinkle with soup mix on top. Add 7-Up. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over rice or egg noodles. (Sarah likes it with mashed potatoes.)

Tell me what you think about it! I'm going to have to try it out this week.

Happy Savings