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Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Honey Nut Cheerios

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Free LeapFrog Learning Rhythms Downloadable CD features 15 Songs!

I just posted that you can get FREE LeapFrog ABC Animal Orchestra board book when you link your LeapFrog to Learning Path thanks to thriftylivingmom. While searching for more free LeapFrog products I came across Free Music CD from LeapFrog also when you link your LeapFrog toy. I don't know if you can request both. But if you don't want the book you can get the Learning Rhythms Downloadable CD which features 15 songs for children ages 0 to 3. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SITE

FREE LeapFrog ABC Animal Orchestra board book

Get a FREE LeapFrog ABC Animal Orchestra board book when you link your LeapFrog to Learning Path. I just requested one also for my daughter. Thanks thriftylivingmom! I can't wait for this one to come!

$1 off Any 2 Earth's Best Sesame Street Products - Printable Coupon

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Shoprite Weekly Deals 8/02 - 8/08

Shoprite Baby Deals starting 8/02

Huggies Pull-Ups 30-ct. pkg., Jumbo Pack = 9.99

  • $2.00 off any 1 Huggies Pull ups (SS 7/19)

Pure & Natural, Newborn Diapers, 10 to 15-ct., Any Variety = 9.99

Goodnites or 19 to 26-ct. =9.99

Huggies Wipes 320 to 360-ct = $7.99

J&J Bed & Bath 20 to 22-oz., Large Size, Baby, Shampoo or Conditioner = $3.79

Luvs Jumbo Pack Diapers 23 to 50-ct., Sizes 1 thru 6 = $7.00

(BUY 4 Proctor & Gamble GET $10 Plus Free Bag)

Pampers Big Pack Diapers 48 to 96-ct. pkg., Baby Dry, Cruisers or Swaddlers = $19.00

  • $1 off coupon (PG 8/02)

Pampers Wipes 180 to 231-ct., pkg. $5.89

Similac Advance Baby Formula 1-qt. btl., Ready To Feed = 6 FOR $29.99

  • $2 off any size or variety 5/10 SS

Beechnut Stage 1 Baby Food 2 1/2-oz. jar, Any Variety (Excluding Meat) = 45¢

Earth’s Best Baby Food 4-oz. jar, Any Variety (Excluding Juice) = 5 FOR $3

Rite Aid Trip 7/31

I went to Rite Aid also today. I purchased 2 more Luvs diapers Mega size 3. I'm not done stockpiling for size 2 yet but they had no more size 2.

2 Luvs Mega 9.99 each = 19.98
2 soft soap 89cents each = 1.78
2 speed stick = 2/4.74
total = 26.50

coupons used
5/25 coupon
2 $1 off any luvs (purchased from Ebay)
2 $1 off Soft Soap (Print Here)
$2 off speed stick store coupon
2 $1.50 any speed stick (Print Here)
= $12.50 for 2 mega size luvs (10 cents each for size 3)

Pathmark Trip 7/31

Today is the last day for the baby bucks cycle. I needed $25 dollars to get $15 Baby Bucks. So I went today to get 6 more Similac concetrated cans. Spent 11.17 after my $2 off coupons, but I got $15 baby bucks to spend next time. I'll be using it this week for grocery. So that's minus 3.83 to my formula expenses. (I'm counting the Baby Bucks as CASH.)

39 - 13 oz similac concentrated cans
2 - 1QT Ready to feed Similac
1 - 12.9 oz Similac Powder

If you were to purchase them regular price I would pay 167.31 for the concetrated cans, $12.98 for the ready to feed, and about $13 for the powder. It would cost me 193.29! I saved 60% so far!! I'll post pictures next time.

Total Formula Spent = $78.32

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A&P Weekly Deals 7/31 - 8/06

Simply Kids Big Pack Diapers Assorted Varieties, 68-104 ct. = 15.99

Simply Kids Baby Wipes Refills Assorted Varieties,400 ct. = 7.99

Earth's Best Stage 2 Baby Food = 8 for $5

New Enfamil Premium Large Size Powders (23.4-25.7 oz.) Infant Formula Powder = $2 OFF

P&G Promo Buy $20 get $7 (see ads for other qualifying products)

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants 19-23 ct. = 8.99
  • $1.50 off Easy Ups Training Pants
  • = 7.49
Under Jams Youth Pants 13-17 ct.,= 8.99

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers Baby Dry or Cruisers Diapers, Assorted Sizes, 16-50 ct. = 8.99
  • $1 off Pampers DIAPERS or Pants on ONE(8/02 PG)
  • = 7.99
Kandoo Kids Skin Care 8.4 oz. Assorted Varieties, or 50 ct. Wipes = 2.49

Pampers Baby Wipes Refills Assorted Varieties, 180-231 ct = 5.49

In my experience the $20 is not the sale price but based on regular price. You only need to buy 2 pampers to qualify for the promo since the regular price is more than $10 each for the pampers. This might be a good deal once you know the regular prices of the other qualifying products and if they have a good coupon to match with.

I'll have to find out the regular prices for the diapers and wipes and I'll update this deal.

Pathmark Trip 7/30

Went to Pathmark again today. I bought 8 cans of Similac Advance concentrated cans. I spent $13.03 after coupons. I spent $82.15 so far for formulas! I never used the concentrated cans for my first daughter so I don't know exactly how many cans I need a week. I used ready to feed formulas with my first daughter and I remembered using about 1 bottle a day. I hope when I'm done with my formulas stockpile it will be enough to last for 3 or 4 months until I go back to work.

Kellogg's 2009 Fuel for School Rebate

Kellogg's 2009 FUEL FOR SCHOOL Rebate Offer, buy 10 participating products, send form, UPCs, receipt dated 8/2/09-9/30/09, BOX 7016, all products must be purchased in a single transaction on one store receipt, receive $10 rebate check.

This is the best time to purchase your Kellogg's qualifying products since Pathmark is having them on sale and there are kellogg's coupons coming out this Sunday's Newspaper inserts.

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks 5-9 oz. Assorted Varieties = 2 for $4
  • $1 off Kellogg's FRUIT FLAVORED Snacks on any TWO, 6 ct or larger(8/02 RR)
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies 8.5-12.5 oz. Assorted Varieties = 3/5

Kellogg's Cereal. = 1.99
  • $1 off Kellogg's CORN FLAKES, Jumbo Krispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Chocolate, or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Honey Nut Cereals, 11.2 oz or larger, on TWO
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats 8 Count 5.9-6.2 oz. = 2 for $4
  • $1 off Kellogg's RICE KRISPIES TREATS products on TWO, 8 count or larger(8/02 RR)
Cinnabon Bars (7.8 oz.) = 2 for $4Kellogg's Special K Bars 6 Count 3.8-4.86 oz. Assorted Varieties = 2 for $4
MorningStar Farms Foods 8-12 oz. Assorted Varieties = 2 for $7
  • $1 off MorningStar Veggie Foods Products on TWO(8/02 RR)
Eggo Waffles. 17.2-19.8 oz. Assorted Varieites = 2 for $6
  • $1 off Kellogg's EGGO Frozen Products on TWO, 4 ct or larger (8/02 R)
If you have 2 computers you can buy the following to get them FREE!

4 cinnabon bars = 8
4 Special K Bars = 8
2 Keebler Fudge cookies = 3.32
= 19.32

- 4 cinnabon coupons
- 6 special k bars coupons
- 1 keebler fudge coupons
= 8.32

Get back $10 Rebate!

If you only have one access to computer, it's still good deal.


2 cinnabon bars
2 Special K bars ( chocolate pretzel flavored)
4 keebler cookies
2 rice kripies treats
= 18.64

-2 cinnabon bars
-1.50 speciak k bars
- 2 keebler coupons
-1 krispies treats coupon (newspaper inserts)
= $12.14

Get back $10 rebate!! it's like paying $2.14!!

Coupon Inserts 8/02

There are 5 Coupon Inserts this Sunday, Redplum, Smart Source and PG.
Sometimes the value of the coupons varies. I usually don't buy more than 2 newspaper. If I need more I'll order from Ebay or the clippers. I find Ebay is cheaper if you need more than 5 of certain coupons.

(FYI: I don't get paid referring you to the clipper, I just like their tracking. Easier to read and it has pictures. But I do order from them once in a while.)

CVS Email Coupon

Check your Email for CVS Printable Coupon that you can use in the store or online. I just received $5 off 30 purchase. Expires 8/02. This is how I will be using this coupon.

2 Pampers Jumbo =2/20
1 Blink tears or gel tears 7.99
Soft Soap Nutri Serums 15 oz. 4.99
= 32.98

$5 off 30 (email)
2 $1 off coupon (PG 8/02 - will have to buy 2 newspaper)
-$1.50 blink Tears lubricating eye drops, any
$2 off any soft soap body wash Print Here
= 22.48 out of pocket

will get back
5 ECB - Pampers
7.99 ECB - Blink tears
4.99 ECB Soft Soap

= $4.50 after coupons and ECB ( $2.25 each jumbo pack of Pampers!)

Pathmark Weekly Deals 7/31 - 8/06

Pathmark Deals starting 8/31

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers or Pull Ups Training Pants = 9.99
(Snug & Dry or Supreme Diapers, Pull Ups or GoodNites)
Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants Value Pack = 24.99
  • $1.50 off Pampers Easy Ups Trainers on any
Pampers Baby Wipes Refill 180-231 ct. Assorted Varieties = 5.49
(there should be coupon this sunday PG insert)

Kandoo Kids Skin Care 8.4 oz. Assorted Varieties or 50 ct. Wipes = 2 for $5

Lulla-Bees Mega Pack Diapers 40-60 ct. Assorted Sizes = 8.99

Gerber 2 Pack 2nd Foods = 10 for $10

Similac or Isomil Advance Powder 23.2 oz. = 21.99
  • $2 any size or variety 5/10 SS
  • = 19.99
Pampers Value Pack Diapers 72-144 ct. Baby Dry or Cruisers = 24.99

Pathmark or Smart Price Baby Wipes Refills = 2 for $3

America's Choice® Baby Cotton Swabs = 99¢

Beech*Nut Stage 2 Variety Pack = 8.49

Beech Nut Baby Water = 2 for $3

Grocery Deals

Sunshine Cheez-It = 2/5
Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream 4 oz. Assorted Varieties = $1
Wisk 2X Laundry Detergent = 2.99
Land O Lakes Butter Spread 7-8oz = 1.66
  • .55 off 7-19 SS
  • = 0.56

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CVS Weekly Deals 8/02 -8/08

CVS Baby Sales starting 8/02

CVS Brand Jumbo or Mega Diapers = B1G1 50%

CVS Brand Baby Care or Cotton Swabs = 2/4

Pampers Jumbo Diapers or Easy Ups 2 for $20 (buy to get back 5 EB) = $7.50 each
  • $1 off Pampers DIAPERS or Pants on ONE(8/02 PG)
1 Gallon Milk 2.79 get back 1 EB = 1.79

Money Maker Sales

Blink tears or gel tears 7.99 = get back 7.99 EB = FREE

Soft Soap Nutri Serums 15 oz. 4.99 = get back 4 EB

Free Summer Crafts for Kids

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Free Johnson’s Soothing Natural Gift Set

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Request Your Free Member's Mark Formula Samples

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Free Enfamil Breast Feeding Support Kit

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Free Grandma El's Diaper Rash Prevention Sample

Sign up HERE for a free sample of Grandma Els Diaper Rash Prevention. Personally, I never tried this product for my daughter. I just requested my free sample also.

Free Sample of Parent's Choice Formula

Sign up HERE and receive and free sample of Parent's Choice Formula. You can also request for another one HERE. So you'll get two samples!

Thanks to Freebies4Mom

Free Huggies Pure & Natural Sample

Request your FREE Huggies Pure & Natural Sample HERE. You can request for Newborn Size or Size 1. They also send you $3 off Huggies Pure & Natural coupon with the sample. Printable coupon of $3 off Pure & Natural Huggies is also still available to PRINT HERE.

Baby Coupons Still Available This Week

Baby coupons that are still available this week. Make sure you print them before they are gone.

8th Continent Soy Milk Coupon $2 off

8th Continent Soy Milk are on sale this week at Pathmark for $2.69. There is a printable coupon FOUND HERE (need to register and you can print 2) for $2 off. That's .69 cents each.

Another Pathmark Trip 7/28

I think this is my 4th trip to Pathmark to buy similac concetrated cans. I bought another 5 cans.

5 cans 4.29 each = 21.45
5 $2 coupons = 10
=11.45 added to my formula expenses

Total Formula Spent = $69.12

While I was there I picked up two 8th Continent Soy Milk chocolate flavored (other flavored are on sale too). It's on sale for 2.69 and there is a printable coupon FOUND HERE (need to register and you can print 2). So I only paid .69 for each.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rite Aid Weekly Deals 8/02 - 8/08

Baby Sales

Don't forget to use the $5 off $25 printable coupon found HERE to save even more.

Huggies Big Pack Diapers = 19.99
  • Huggies Diapers - $1.50 off any (SS 7/19)
  • = 18.99
Johnson & Johnson Baby Care and Desitin = 2/$7 (J&J qualifies for rebate# 97 purchase $25 get $5 GC, or purchaase $50 get back $25 GC)
Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers or Training Pants = 8.99
  • - $1 off coupon 8/02 PG
  • = 7.99 (with $1 off coupon)
Deal Scenario 1

1 jumbo pack diapers = 8.99
Crest prohealth whitening toothpaste 4.2 oz = 2.79
Gillette Venus Single Razor =$7
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, conditioner = 2.99
Zantac 150 original or cool 8ct = 4.99
total = 26.76

coupons & rebates
-$5 off $25 printable coupon found HERE.
-$1 off pampers (PG 8/02)
-2.79 SCR # 124 Venus
-$2 off venus (PG 8/02?)
-5 SCR #127
-$1 Garnier Fructis RP 7/12/09
-2SCR #6 Garnier Fructis
-$3 zantac printable
-$5 zantac mir

Total OOP = $16.76
Total after coupons, rebates and SCR = 1.03 Money Maker (FREE DIAPER!)

Deal Scenario 2


4 Johnson & Johnson Baby Care = 14
natrol probiotic 10ct = 8.99
werthers original caramel chocolate 5.2 oz = 2.99


$5/25 printable found HERE.
$4 J&J printable
$3 Natrol printable

Total OOP= 13.98
Total after SCR and coupons = $2 plus (J&J baby care qualifies for the rebate)

You can use whatever combination you want. It depends on what you need. My scenario is just an example on how much you can save when you buy items that are free after SCR and using coupons when buying diapers and other baby stuff. I don't usually buy it if I don't need it or I have plenty of it since I don't have space at home to store them. But since buying FREE after SCR and combining it with coupon helps me get diapers for really cheap, then I'll make an exception. If you don't need them, you can always donate them or give it to friends and families.

Source: IHeartRiteaid

Rite Aid $5 off $25 Purchase

There's another printable coupon for Rite Aid $5 off $25 purchase at coupon.com, Just in time because the other one is expiring end of the month. I'm really loving Rite Aid for giving this coupon and coupon.com!! So make sure you print yours before it's gone.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rite Aid Trip 7/26

Cost: $12.28

Went to Rite Aid today also. Purchased 2 Luvs Mega Diapers, 4 Soft soap pump and 2 speed stick.

2 Luvs Mega 9.99 each = 19.98
4 soft soap 89cents each = 3.56
2 speed stick = 2/4.74
total = $28.28

coupons used
5/25 coupon
2 $1 off any luvs (purchased from Ebay)
4 $1 off Soft Soap (Print Here)
2 off speed stick store coupon
2 $1.50 any speed stick (Print Here)
= $12.28

Total Diapers Spent = $37.71

Pathmark Trip 7/26

Went to Pathmark today to do my groceries. I purchased 5 cans of concentrated Similac. That's 21 cans I've purchased so far.

5 cans 4.29 each = 21.45
5 $2 coupons = 10

Total Formula Spent : $57.67

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pathmark Trip 7/25

$10.19 for 11 cans or .93 cents per can!

This is my trip to Pathmark this morning. I bought 11 Similac Advance concentrated cans. I did 2 transactions.

First transaction

6 (4.29) cans of similac = 25.74
6 $2 off coupons = 12
= 13.74

Second transaction

5 ( 4.29) cans of similac = 21.45
5 ($2 off coupons) = 10
= $11.45

Recieved $15 for BABY BUCKS in my second transaction.

Total = $25.19

Actual Cost = $10.19 for 11 cans or .93 cents per can!!!

Total spent for formulas = $46.22

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Total Cost of Diapers Spent

TOTAL SPENT : $25.43 (15 diapers)

Since I'm tracking the cost of formula spent for the new baby, I'm also going to keep track on how much diapers I'm spending. This month is actually the first month I started stockpiling for diapers for the new baby.

It's a little tricky to calculate this month expenses since I did the Rite Aid promotion for Huggies. I had to do a few transactions and I bought other things to get a better deal on huggies. So I'm just going to give you estimate cost for this month.

I bought 5 huggies jumbo pack and 1 tube of balmex = 61.74 (did 2 transactions)
Minus coupons used =18.50
I'll get back $ 25 gift card and free jumbo pack of diaper worth 11.49
=$18.24 or $3.04 per diaper.

Since I'm getting 6 Huggies Jumbo total with the free voucher of Huggies, I'll get back $5.50 for rebate from Caregivers Marketplace (for 6 huggies and 1 balmex).

TOTAL COST = $12.74 for 6 Diapers!!!!!! ($2.12/diaper)

Who could resist that deal! So I asked my mother in law to use her address to do another transaction. I know I'm not suppose to. This is the first and last time I will use her address. I also took advantage of the J&J promotion buy 50 and get back $25 GC and the free gift bag samples.

Items bought: did 6 transactions

5 jumbo huggies
1 size 4 pampers
4 banana boat sunblock sprays
3 aveeno 2.5oz lotion
2 aveeno body wash 12 oz
5 listerine 500 ml
1 oral B power toothbrush
1 children's tylenol

Total paid out of pocket : $ 88.11

But I will get back:

2 $25 Gift Cards
Gift Bag Samples
$6 Single Check Rebate ( $2 for pampers, $4 for oral B)
1 voucher of free huggies diaper
$4.50 Caregivers Marketplace.

= $60.50 Cash Back

Actual Cost of all items are = 27.61

It's little complicated how I'm going to calculate actual diaper spent since I bought other things aside from diapers. So to make it easier I'm going to count per item cost.

23 items = 1.20 each (I'm counting the free huggies as 23rd item)

= $7.20 (6 huggies)

I also bought pampers swaddlers in CVS with last week sale = after coupons and the money maker transaction that I purchased paid = 1.99 for Jumbo size 1

I also bought last week 2 huggies jumbo and 5 wipes in A&P = paid $27 but got back $20 Baby Bucks. I normally would not buy the huggies because it wasn't on sale (I did used a coupon) but I wanted to make sure I will get the Baby Bucks before it expires. (they don't roll over). Besides those baby bucks I got it from buying wipes and paying very little or free.

Wipes = 2.50 (.50 cents each)
2 Huggies = $5
I'll get back 1.50 from Caregivers Marketplace
= 3.50 for 2 packs

TOTAL SPENT : $25.43 (15 diapers)

Nursery Water Coupon - Save $1 and Free Bag Tag

Save $1.00 on four one-gallon bottles, or two 2.5 gallon bottles or two Multi-packs of Nursery® Water. It says you can print 2 coupons per calendar quarter for a total of 8 per year.

By the way if you happened to have Acme around you this would go well on their sale this week. Buy 10 for $1 each and save $3 = 7/10. If you use 2 coupons you'll pay $5 for 10 gallons of nursery water or 50 cents each!

While you're printing your coupons you can CLICK HERE and request for Free bag tag. They are only giving away 100 tags a day. There is only 69 left for today!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pathmark Trip

I gave up with Rite Aid. There is no way they are getting more similac advance in the store. So I decided to try the grocery store. Today I went to Pathmark to see how much I would spend and save with the coupons. I can't have those coupons go wasted. It's like wasting my $12.39 cents!

I was in the baby aisle calculating my cost per can for about 15 minutes.

Ready to feed bottle cost -6.29
Buy 16 bottles (not all the same transaction of course) = $100.64
Minus $32 coupons
= 68.64
I will get back $15 for baby bucks = 53.64 or 3.35 per bottle. It's not $2 each but at least I'm saving about 50%.

I was ready to buy 5 bottles until I saw a lady picked up those concentrated cans for $4.29 each. Then it hit me! I will save even more if I use my $2 off for those cans. I never used concentrated with my first daughter so I was not sure if they are the same amount as the ready to feed bottle once it's mixed with water.

I wonder what was the lady thinking when I asked her if you add water to the concentrated cans, if it's the same amount as the ready to feed bottle. She's probably thinking why I'm buying them too soon and the baby is not even out yet or she's thinking I'm pregnant again and I have a baby at home!

So here is my calculation:
If I buy 24 cans = 102.96
-$48 coupons
= 54.96 - $15 baby bucks
= 39.96 or 1.66 per can!!!! or about $100 for 60 cans.

I'm hoping that will last 3 months so I don't have to worry not getting paid enough during my maternity leave. You're probably wondering what if the baby will not take the similac formula. I would be wasting money. No, Not really. I have a couple of friends that are pregnant, I'm sure they will be happy to take this from me. And I am still hoping to breast feed, atleast for the first few months. But I just want to make sure I have something just in case breast feeding doesn't work out.

I bought only 5 cans today. I still have more than a month until the coupons expire. I hate going to the register with more than 5 of the same coupons. Cashiers for some reason hates that.

5 concentrated cans = 21.45
- $10 coupons
= 11.45

Spent : $11.45
Total Spent : 36.03

My Guilty Trip at Rite Aid

I've been going to Rite Aid everyday to see if they received new inventories for Similac. Remember I have 60 coupons to use! They have other kinds left but not the regular Similac Advance. So I decided to buy the 2 bottles left from one Rite Aid even though I will not get the deal that I was hoping for since I will not be able to use the coupon for $5 off $25 purchased.

But it turned out to be a better deal. Here's what I bought:
2 similac ready to feed = 10
1 similac powder 12.9 oz = 13.19
1 aveeno lotion = 7.79 (I needed this for the J&J rebate, I only needed $6 more to qualify for GC)
my total would have been = 30.98
minus my coupons:
-$6 (3 similac coupons)
-5/25 coupons
- $2 off aveeno

Here's the guilty part. My aveeno coupon will not scan. She tried a few times but the register will not take it. I told her never mind I don't want the aveeno. So she took it off and gave me a total for $12.19. When I left the store, I realized she should have taken the $5 off also since my total is no longer 25 dollars, instead $23.19. So now I've been feeling guilty and afraid to go back to that store!

Spent : $12.19
Total Formula Spent: $24.58

Formula Expenses

Did you ever wondered the yearly cost of formulas?? I've researched the Internet and there's no exact amount since prices varies due to different brands of formulas and it matters if it is ready to feed or powder. According to Aetna InteliHealth, the cost of using ready to feed formulas is about $4000 a year, not including accessories such as bottles. The cost of using powder is about 1500 a year.

Well I decided to keep track on my formula expenses to see how much I would save by using coupons and stockpiling.

Last week I posted about cheap Similac ready to feed for this week sales in Rite Aid. It is 2 for $10. I know I'm not due for another 3 months but with coupons I will end up paying each ready to feed bottle for $2 each(reg. price 6.29). So I decided to order 60 coupons in Ebay! I was not worried if there is not enought stock in one store since there are about 5 Rite Aids within 3 miles.

I paid $12.39 for 60 coupons of $2 off any similac (.20 cents each coupon). Well guess what? Out of 5 store only one has them and they only have 2 bottles left.

Spent for coupons : $12.39 (and I have not even bought one)


If you've been following my blog, you know that I've been posting "Weekly Deals". I posts about 7 stores a week for all the baby stuff on sale with coupon match up. The stores I write about are Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Shoprite, Pathmark, A&P and Acme. I decided to add another weekly deals but it will not be specific to just one store, for those who doesn't have time to read all my posts and to those who are "cherrypicking" stage (meaning: no needs - buying to stockpile only). These are the Best diaper, formula, and baby food deals of the week. You can click on the stores to see other deals.

Best Diaper Deal:

Shoprite (starts Sunday 7/26)

Pull Ups = 9.99
  • -$3 coupon HERE (IE) or HERE (FF)
  • 6.99 each (qualifies for .75 cents for Caregivers Marketplace Rebate)
Rite Aid (starts Sunday 7/26)

Luvs Mega Pack Diapers = 9.99
(it would be a better deal if you have a coupon for $1 off. I bought some in Ebay.)

Best Formula Deal:

Shoprite :

Similac Ready to Feed = 6/29.99 (must buy 6)
  • $2 off similac any size or variety 5/10 SS
  • $3 each with coupons
Best Baby Food Deal:


Beechnut Stage I = .45 each (10/4.50)

Nursery water 1 gallon 10 for $10 (buy 10 save $3) = .70 cents

Best Baby Care Deal


Johnson's Baby Skin Care (15 oz)= 2.99

ACME Weekly Deals 7/24 - 7/30

Pampers Big Pack Diapers = 19.99
  • $1 off 7/5 PG
  • $1 off 6/7 PG
Huggies Big Pack Diapers = 19.99
  • 1.50 cents off any 1 7/19 SS
Huggies or Pampers Wipes 5x = 8.99
Gerber 2nd food = 10/$9

Gerber Graduates Puffs snacks or entrees = 3/6
  • (check your avenu for instant savings)

Nursery water 1 gallon 10 for $10 (buy 10 save $3) = .70 cents each (see ads for other products on sale)
  • Save $1.00 on four one-gallon bottles (you'll end up paying .50 cents per galloon)
  • if you have American Baby magazine, check inside for coupons .55 cents off for 2
Make sure you log in to your avenu for more instant savings.
  • Gerber graduates meals $1 off when you buy 2
  • Infamil Next Step Formula 24 oz $9 off

Shoprite Weekly Deals 7/26 - 8/01

Pull Ups = 9.99
Luvs Jumbo pack = 7
(they have coupons in Ebay for $1 off Luvs any size)

Similac Ready to Feed = 6/29.99 (must buy 6)
  • $2 off similac any size or variety 5/10 SS
Beechnut Stage I = .45 each (10/4.50)
Huggies Wipes 7.99
  • 50 cents off any 1
J&J Bed and Bath = 3.79

Pampers baby wipes = 5.89 ( PG promo buy 5 get $5 back )
  • .50 cents off 7/5 PG
Pampers Big Pack diapers = 19.99 (PG promo buy 4 get $10)
  • $1 off 7/5 PG
  • $1 off 6/7 PG

A&P Weekly Deals 7/24 - 7/30

Pampers Mega Pack baby dry or cruisers = 14.99
  • $1 off 7/5 PG
  • $1 off 6/7 PG
  • $2 off 7/5 PG
Simply Kids Mega Pack Diapers = 8.99

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants =8.99

Pampers Underjams youth pants = 8.99

Pampers Baby Wipes refill = 5.49
  • .50 cents off 7/5 PG
America's Choice Baby Or Simply Kids Baby wipes refill = 4.49

Simply Kids Skin Care = 2/4

Beechnut Stage 2 = 10/5

Pathmark Weekly Deals 7/24 - 7/30

Pampers Mega Pack Diapers = 14.99
  • $1 off 7/5 PG
  • $1 off 6/7 PG
  • $2 off 7/5 PG

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants = 9.99

Pampers baby wipes tub = 2/5
  • .50 cents off 7/5 PG

Johnson's Baby Skin Care (15 oz)= 2.99

Beech Nut Stage 3 Baby food = 10/6
Beechnut Baby water = 2/3

The Caregivers Marketplace

I wished I've known about Caregivers Marketplace when I first had my daughter. Caregivers Marketplace is a cash back program. You can receive cash back on eligible products, no matter where you bought it. The best part is that Huggies are one of the qualifying products.

Qualifying Products: CLICK HERE (for the rest of the other qualifying products)
  • Huggies -little swimmer, snug & dry, supreme gentle care/ natural fit, and overnites = $.75 cents cash back
  • Balmex (all sizes) = $1 cash back
  • Huggies Pull Ups = .75 cents cash back
  • Goodnites Underpants = .75 cents cash back
  • Gold Bond Medicated Powder cornstarch baby = $1 cash back
Updated: You can request your cash back when you have a minimum of 5 qualifying products. There is no limit to the number of times you can request cash back. If you want you can save at the end of the year to get one BIG check.


UPromise College Dream Sweepstakes

I have been Upromise member for over a year now. But I have not been using it actively until recently. What it does is certain purchases you make earns you or your kids money for college. Just like ebates and other rebates program, you get certain percent of your online purchases. But instead of getting paid, you save it for college or pay for your student loans. But unlike Ebates, Upromise lets you earn money with your groceries, eating from participating restaurants and even filling up your gas. Ebay is also one of their partners. I'm saving 2% when I'm buying my coupons in Ebay.

Upromise also have eCoupons, just like any other coupons you save money by purchasing the product but instead of deducting the amount from your purchase it goes to your Upromise Savings.

These are baby coupons in eCoupons for July. It changes every month.
  • Buy 1 Similac Ready to Feed Infant Formula, save $1.00 for college
  • Buy any package of HUGGIES or HUGGIES Supreme Diapers, save $1.50 for college
Don't forget you can double dip your savings by using the $2 off similac coupon and huggies $1.50 off that just came out last Sunday. Actually triple your saving by sending your receipt to Caregivers Marketplace for a rebate of .75 cents for the huggies.

If you haven't already signed up, I highly recommemd you do. My current saving as of today is $11.24. I know that's not much but 16 years from now when my daughter goes to college it will be worth more.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Babies R Us $5 off $25 Printable Coupon

Baby GoodBuys just posted Babies R us $5 off $25 purchase printable coupon. Go to her site to print the coupon. It expires 7/29. Good thing she posted this because I just remembered I have $5 R us Rewards to spend that expires tomorrow! I also have 15% coupon for one item that also expires tomorrow. I wonder if I can use all 3 coupons in one transactions. I need new bottles for the new baby.

Inbox Dollars

I usually don't like surveys because they are very time consuming. Some surveys sometimes take 30 minutes to finish and only get paid 25 to 50 cents each. I know it can add up and some people are making pretty good amount of money doing surveys. Personally, it's not for me. I just don't have too much time to sit in the computer. I'm already having a hard time finding time to blog. I have a daughter who's very demanding of my time. I'm also not a stay at home mom. I still work part time.

But I decided to try Inbox Dollars. They send you emails and you get paid for reading them. They don't pay much 1 to 10 cents each email and they only send you about 2 to 5 emails a day. They also have surveys that pays you .25 to .50 cents each. They also give you $5 for signing up.

As of today, my current earnings is $9.37. So I still have a long way to go to cash it in. You need a minimum $30 to get paid. If you are interested SIGN UP HERE.


Search & Win

I just recently signed up for Swagbucks. I just want to give you an update on how I'm doing. I currently have 36 swagbucks. I need 9 more to qualify for $5 amazon giftcard.I've only been a member for about 2 weeks. If you haven't signed up to swagbucks yet, you should. It's not going to make you rich, it will not even pay for your bills. But it is the easiest to make a few dollars here and there. If you are using google to search in the internet like I do, might as well get paid for it. Some people are actually getting a lot of swagbucks and earning video games or ipods. As for me, I still have a long way to go. So SIGN UP NOW and they will give you 3 swagbucks to start.

Walmart Free Sample Parent's Choice Formula

Walmart is always offering free samples and trials. These are just some of the offers that are available. You can go HERE for other offers.

source: frugalinva

Picaboo Photo Book

Create a Photo Book. Starting at Just $9.99. Try it!

I just recently discovered Picaboo and I love it. Making photo books are easy and fun. You can customize it so many ways. Try it for $9.99. They are also having promotion now for 25% off until July 31st. Use code TFPBK.

Free Refillable Bottle From JuicyJuice and Free Coupons

Get a Free Refillable Bottle!

For a limited time only, sign up on JuicyJuice.com and receive a FREE Juicy Juice 14oz/400ml reusable bottle! I just received mine yesterday! It took about 2 weeks to come.

While you're there you can also print coupons.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Walgreens Gerber Onesie Sale

Individual Gerber Onesie are on sale for $1.59 each this week in Walgreens (thanks to naless in HCW for this post) Use the printable coupon for $1 off 1 or $2.50 off 2 - will make them .59 cent each or .34 cents each. Remember you can print these coupons twice. I'll be going to walgreens for sure tomorrow. I hope they still have them!

$1 off any gerber onesies brand, $1 off any gerber apparel
or bedding product
s, $2.50 any 2 gerber onesies brand one piece product

Monday, July 20, 2009

CVS Weekly Deals 7/26 - 8/1

Huggies Mega Pack Diaper = 13.99
- $1.50 SS 7/19
= 12.99

Desitin 3.5 - 4oz 4.99
- $1 off printable
= 3.99 ( walgreens has a better deal this week buy 1 get 1 50%)

Johnson's body lotion or was 4.99
- $1 off JOHNSON'S® HEAD-TO-TOE® Baby Wash
- Johnson's Baby Lotion, $1
= 3.99 (walgreens this week is buy 1 get 1 50%)

CVS Soft Clothes = 4.99

(source: iheartcvs)

Johnson's Baby Printable Coupons

Johnson's Baby Coupon - worth $9. Remember you can print them twice.

Walgreens Weekly Deals 7/26 - 8/1

Buy 1 get 1 - 50% Baby Care

Desitin 3.5 oz - 4 oz
Select Johnson's Baby products
Update: There is also $2 off 27-28 oz johnson's head to toe body wash or lotion printable coupon. (thanks to babycheapskate) Coupon only good at Walgreens.

Walgreens Infant formula - 9.99 (with store coupon)

Walgreens Photo Prints Sale - ends July 25

Walgreens currently have prints sale for $5 for 50 4x6 and 10 cents each after 50. Use coupon code SUMMER50. Remember if you pick up from the store shipping is FREE. Sales ends July 25.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Where to Find Cheap Photo Prints

I'm always looking for ways to get good deal on photo prints. When I first had my daughter, her first year I developed thousands of pictures. Just her first few days in the hospital I filled a whole photo album. As a matter of fact, I have an album for each month of her first year. I spent so much money just for pictures. Although I don't regret taking those pictures, because I have those memories to look back to, I do regret paying full price for them. I'm going to share to you what I've learned from my mistakes. Don't get me wrong, I still love to take pictures of my daughter.

I used to only signed up to one photo developing site, which is Kodak Gallery. I never tried any other sites or services. I would get offers from other company, such as Snapfish or Shutterfly, but completely ignored them. Little did I know that was my biggest mistake. If only I knew that Kodak Gallery is actually one of the most expensive picture processing services out there.

One way of getting cheap prints is to sign up not only to one place but to few places. Usually they have monthly promotions of free prints, discounted prints, or free shipping. If you are a member to different site, you are able to participate on all the sales. For example, if this month Snapfish, Shutterfly, and Kodak Gallery are offering 50 prints free, if you are member on all three, instead of getting only 50 prints, you are getting 150 prints free. Another advantage to have multiple membership, is that you are able to participate on SIGN UP promotion, which usually free prints or products.

If you don't have space on your computer for thousands of pictures to store, I suggest to pick one processing place as a primary for storage. Snapfish is a good choice for this, since they offer unlimited storage space with no fees.

These are some of the well known photo developing services out there. I decided to compare each one. Prices are based on first 100 - 4x6 prints with shipping. These are the current prices as of today.

  • 9 cents per 4x6 = $9 for 100 prints
  • shipping price = .99 for first 5 prints and additional .49 cents per set of 10 prints
  • cost per 100 prints with shipping = $14.89
  • actual 4x6 price with shipping = .15 cents each
First time customer get first 20 prints free when you upload to the first time. They guarantee lowest price compare to Kodak Gallery and Shutterfly. I'm currently a member of Snapfish.

  • 15 cents per 4x6 for non gallery premier print plan = $15 for 100
  • 10 cents for gallery premier print plan = $10 for 100 ( $24/yr or 2.49/month)
  • Shipping is free on all order $4.99 and above and $1.50 for orders less than $4.99
  • Actual price for non premier plan = 15 cents each 100 prints
  • Actual price for premier plan = 10 cents each
New customer start with 20 FREE 4 x 6 prints just for joining. The free shipping is actually new to Kodak Gallery. I wish they had free shipping before, I would have saved a lot. I was a member but after not ordering for one year from them, all my pictures got deleted. Not happy.

  • .15 cents per 4x6 = $15 for 100 prints
  • standard shipping = 4.99 (for 100 prints)
  • cost for 100 prints with shipping = 19.99
  • actual price your paying = .20 cents
First time customer gets 25 4x6 free just pay shipping for $2.49. I'm also Shutterly member.

York Photo

  • 8 cents per 4x6 = $8 for 100 prints
  • shipping .49 cents for first 5 then additional .49cents per 10 prints =5.39
  • cost for 100 prints with shipping = 13.39
  • actual price your paying for 100 prints = .13 cents each (THE CHEAPEST DEAL I FOUND)
New customer get 30 prints for free plus plus 20 more prints for 5cents each. Use Coupon Code = 50FORABUCK. So sign up and order your 50 prints for $3.94. I'm not a member yet, but I'm definitely signing up to get 50 prints for $3.94. Also they have a cheapest price per 4x6 prints, even with shipping price.

  • .12 cents per 4x6 = $12 for 100
  • shipping = 5.19
  • cost for 100 prints with shipping $17.19
  • actual cost = .17 cents per print
First time customer gets 100 free 4x6, not including shipping. Just pay 5.19 for 100 prints (that's 5 cents each). The best sign up promo I've seen so far. I recommend to sign up to this site. Just download 100 of your pictures and order them. Even if you don't decide to use the site. You never know they might have good promotional sales in the future. I just recently discovered this site while doing this research. I'm definitely signing up for sure.

  • 1-499 4x6 prints -.15 cents each = $15 for 100
  • shipping (76-100) = 5.99
  • cost for 100 prints with shipping = 20.99
  • actual cost = .21 cents each.
Sign Up and get 50 prints free. Just pay shipping for 2.99. I'm also signing up to PhotoWorks for the sign up bonus of 50 prints free. $2.99 is a good deal.

  • .19 cents each (9cents for member with a $20/year fee)
  • shipping 76-100 prints = 5.99
  • cost for 100 prints with shipping = $19 for non member, 14.99 for members
  • actual cost = 24cents for non member and .15 cents for member.
I'm actually using this as a storage for my pictures since I don't have too much space in my computer. This is my second year using this site. The only reason I signed up to this site is because whatever quality of the picture you upload, you can download the same quality. So it's good for sharing. If my mom wants a picture from my photo album, she can just download it and she can print it on her own. I've also ordered a few times with them since their prices are the same as Snapfish. They also have great album designs that you can choose. You can also download video. They just recently launched a facebook application but I have not tried it yet. If you don't want to pay for the membership fee I recommend using Snapfish to store all your pictures.

  • .19 cents for 4x6 = $19 for 100 prints
  • shipping = 3.99 / store pick up = FREE
  • total cost of the 100 prints and shipping = 22.99
  • actual price per 4x6 = .22 cents / .19cents for store pick up
Get 20 Free Prints when you open an account and 30 more when you add your ExtraCare card number to your account. You will receive an email with a link to activate your free prints. Use the pick up option for free shipping! I already have my 50 prints free!

Walgreens Photo

  • .15cents for store pick up / .12 cents for mail delivery =$15 / $12
  • shipping = 5.89 for 100 prints
  • total cost for mail delivery = 17.89 / $15 for store pick up
  • actual cost per 100 prints = .18cents for home delivery / .15 cents for pick up
Ongoing promotion through July 25 - 50 prints for $5 = Promo Code = SUMMER50
I've also been using walgreens for more than a year now. I've ordered many times with them when they have prints sales.

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Codes

Here's a new code for Enjoy the Ride Rewards thanks to freebies4mom. Go to her site for more codes. She posted 7 points total, but I've already used most of them. Only one 2 points codes worked for me. Use it soon it expires 8/15.
  • BGRKP RDLZJ SQPGB (2 pts, expires 8/15/09)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

CVS Photo - Sign Up and get 50 Prints Free

  • Get 20 Free Prints when you open an account and 30 more when you add your ExtraCare card number to your account. You will receive an email with a link to activate your free prints.

Free Potty Training Kit from Pampers

Sign up for free potty training kit from Pampers. CLICK HERE

Kit includes:

• Dora or Diego training trophy

• A free sample of Easy Ups Trainers

• High-value coupons

• Fun stickers & coloring pages

• Step-by-step potty training tips

• Potty Progress Chart

Pathmark Weekly Deals 7/17 - 7/23

Here are some great deals in Pathmark this week. Remember they take printable coupons now.

Electrasol =3
-$2.50 off (7/12 SS)
=.50 cents

Arm & Hammer 2x Liquid Detergent 1.99
- $1 off printable

General Chex Mix 2/3
- $.50 printable

International Delight Creamer =2/3
-$1 off printable

Friday, July 17, 2009

Free Baby Talk Magazine

If you have not already signed up for Baby Talk Magazine Click here. This is another one of my favorite magazine when I had my first daughter. It has great informations regarding parenting. Very helpful specially if you are a new mom. It also has coupons inside (that's always a plus).

Free Magazines American Baby

If you are expecting or have a baby, don't forget to sign up for a FREE American Baby Magazine. When I first had my daughter, I find this magazine very helpful. You can even find coupons inside.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Previews of Rite Aid August SCR Monthly Deals

This is just a highlight of August SCR. It looks like more Huggies deals this coming month. I'm excited with the Johnson's baby because I'm really hoping to stock up on it since I'm running low. I hope they will have a good sale to match the coupons and the rebate. I'm also glad we have new Huggies coupon coming out this Sunday. Just in time for another Huggies deals.

#96 SCR
Kimberly-Clark/General Mills/SC Johnson/Avery
Purchase $25.00, any variety and get a $5.00 SCR
  • Cheerios
  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • MultiGrain Cheerios
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Lucky Charms
  • Scooby Doo! Fruit Shapes
  • Fiber One Bars
  • Nature Valley Bars
  • Chex Mix Bugles
  • Gardetto’s
  • Ziploc Bags & Containers
  • Ziploc Freezer Bags, 15-20ct
  • Ziploc Storage Bags, 20-25ct
  • Ziploc Easy Zipper Bags, 10-20ct
  • Ziploc Sandwich & Snack Bags, 50ct
  • Ziploc Containers, 2-4ct
  • Huggies Diapers Mega Pack, 34-60ct
  • Pull-ups Training Pants Mega Pack, 33ct
  • Goodnites Underpants mega Pack, 27ct
  • Huggies Baby Wipes Refills, 184-232ct
  • Huggies Little Swimmers Swimpants, 10-12ct
  • Depend Briefs, 16-20ct
  • Depend Underwear, 14-20ct
  • Poise Pads, 30-72ct
  • Kotex Maxi Pads, 14-24ct
  • Kotex Lightdays Pantiliners, 34-64ct
  • Kotex Security Tampons, 18ct
  • Kleenex Facial Tissue, 75-200ct
  • Scott Tissue, 1000ct Single Roll
  • Scott Bath Tissue 1000ct 16-pack
  • Scott Towels Long Lasting Roll, 6pk
  • Cottonelle Toilet Paper Double Roll, 20pk
  • Avery Durable View Binder with 1 ½” EZ-Turn Ring
  • Avery Big Tab Insertable Plastic Dividers, 5-Tab Set
  • Avery Big Tab InBoldsertable Plastic Dividers, 8-Tab Set
Johnson & Johnson
Purchase $25.00 get a $5.00 SCR
Purchase $50.00 get a $25.00 SCR
Brands Included:
  • Benadryl Allergy
  • Zyrtec
  • Tylenol
  • Tylenol Sinus
  • Tylenol Allergy
  • Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold & Allergy
  • Suddafed PE Sinus & Allergy
  • Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • Children’s Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
  • Children’s Sudafed PE Nasal
  • Cortaid
  • Listerine Antiseptic
  • Band-Aid Brand
  • Aveeno
  • Johnson’s Baby
  • Visine
  • Motrin
(thanks to neekyme in SlickDeals )

COUPONS - Make sure you print them before they are gone. Remember you can print twice!

New Huggies Printable Coupons

Johnsons Baby Products

Tylenol, $1 off Any Children's Tylenol (Excludes Trial)

$2 off any Aveeno Products (I'm not sure if you can use with Aveeno baby but you should be able to since it says ANY Aveeno.