Monday, January 31, 2011

My Music Monday

This week's My Music Monday song is Foo Fighters' Best of You. Cause everyone needs a little Foo in their life every now and then. And I love Dave Grohl. Give a listen

Free cup of YoPlait Yogurt

Quick post here- go to YoPlait's facebook page and like them to get a coupon for a free cup of yogurt! Hurry before they are all gone! And while you are there, can you like me too? Have a great Monday!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Walmart Match-ups

Coffeemate Creamer $1.38
Use the $1.50 off Coffeemate Coupon
Final price - FREE

Taco Bell Home Originals Taco Seasoning $.50
Use the $1.00 off two Taco Bell Products Coupon from the February All You Magazine
Final price - FREE!

Maalox Chewable Tables $4.52
Use the $5.00 off Maalox Coupon from the 1-9-11 SS
Final price - FREE!

Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles $.48
Use the $.50 off Maruchan Coupon from the 1-2-11 SS
Final price - FREE!

Wardley Advanced Nutrition Fish Flakes $1.99
Use the $2.00 off Wardley Advanced Nutrition Product Coupon Printable
Final price - FREE!

Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste (Travel Size) $.97
Use the $1.00 off Sensodyne ProNamel Coupon from the 1-2-11 RP
Final price - FREE!

Reach Floss $.97
Use the $1.00 off Reach Coupon from the 5-16-10 RP
Final price: FREE!

Thanks to Adventures of a Couponista for the Matchups! Click here for more Walmart deals!

Review and giveaway, AHCC Closed

Have you gotten your flu vaccine this year? This cold and flu season has proven to be pretty brutal this year. Many of my students have been out sick at one time or another because of illness. I have been extra diligent about trying to keep things clean in my classroom to help stop the spread of contagious viruses and the flu.

If you have taken your flu shot, there is a product available that may help the efficacy of the flu vaccine. In a clinical study, it was shown that patients who took Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) showed an increase in production of T-Cells and natural killer cells. These are the cells in your body which fight off infections.

Meijer Match-ups

Meijer Match-ups brought to you by Ruth at Shopping Tips and Tricks

Chi-Chi's Salsa, $.99 *FREE if your store doubles coupons!*
$.50/1 Chi-Chi’s Salsa, exp. 03/13/11 (01/16/11 SS)

Earthbound Farm Organic Salad, 2/$5
$1/1 Earthbound Farm Organic Salad printable coupon HERE *Fill out form!

Cystex Review and giveaway Closed

I recently got the opportunity to try Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex with Proantinox. This product is used to help maintain urinary tract health. If you have ever had a Urinary Tract Infection, you know that it is very uncomfortable. If you are not really a fan of drinking cranberry juice (as I am not), you can try Cystex to keep your urinary tract healthy.

More than 60% of women suffer from UTI's at some point in their lives. Urinary tract infections occur when the urinary tract cannot rid itself of bacteria. These cling to the walls of the urinary tract and cause an infection. If you have a UTI you have to go to a doctor to get antibiotics to rid your body of the infection.

CVS Matchups

Best Deals at CVS this week


Get $7 ECB wyb $10 any Physicians Formula Cosmetics Limit 1
$10 Physicians Formula Powder Palette, Blush or Foundation scanner coupon
= Free + $7 money maker

Get $2 ECB wyb (2) Aussie or Herbal Essence 2/$5.97 Limit 1
BOGO - Herbal Essences or Aussie Styler WYB 1 Hair Product, up to $3.23 P&G 12/26/10 (expires 1/31/11)
$1/1 Aussie or Herbal Essences Product - P&G Everyday Savings coupon booklet
= Free after using a BOGO & $1 coupon/ecb

Dawn $0.97
$1 Dawn Hand Renewal -Home Made Simple booklet
= Free

Thanks to Coupon Keri for the Match-ups!

The Best of Target

This week's best deals and match-ups for 1/30/2011-2/5/11

Juicy Juice 100% Juice (64 oz.), $2.24 (price cut through 2/12)
Use $1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice Products (print 2 by hitting the back button)

Final price $1.74 each after coupon!
Juicy Juice 8 pk. (54 fl. oz.), $1.79 (Price cut through 2/12)
Use $1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice Products
Final price $1.29 each after coupon!

Dollar General Match-ups

Skittles, Starburst, or starburst Gummiburst 2/$1
-$0.50/2 Skittles or Starburst Candy
= $.50/2 or $.25 each

Snack Pack Pudding 10/$10
-$0.60/3 Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
=$2.40/3 or $.80 each

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kroger Matchup

Thanks to Ruth for the awesome matchup!

StarKist Tuna or Ready To Eat Salad are BOGO
$.50/1 StarKist Tuna Salad printable coupon HERE

Colgate Toothpaste and Toothbrush, 98¢ ea.
$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 2-19-11 (01/30/11 RP)

Mega Sale Again This Week:

Advil, $2.50
$2/1 Advil printable Coupon HERE
$2/1 Advil, exp 2/5/2011 (12/12/2010 RP)
$1/1 Advil Product, exp. 3/31/11 (01/30/11 RP)
$1/1 Advil PM, exp. 4/3/11 (01/30/11 RP) *If included!

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Coupons

Print em while you can! Some of them should make for great deals!

$5.00 OFF $25 at Family Dollar Stores
$1.50 OFF 1 Box Of Peace Cereal
$1.50 OFF 1 Nestle Fun Size Valentine Exchange Pack

$1.00 OFF 1 Bottle of Any A.1.Steak Sauce
$1.00 OFF 1 Package Oscar Mayer Carving Meat
$0.75 OFF 1 Shake 'N Bake Product
$0.75 OFF 1 Package of Rhodes Warm-N-Serv Rolls
$0.75 OFF 1 Any Bob Evans Frozen Sandwich
$0.50 OFF 1 Any Bob Evans Refrigerated Side
$0.50 OFF 1 Any Bob Evans Sausage
$0.50 OFF any 2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
Buy One Get One FREE Nestle Purified Water
$7.00 OFF any 1 Florastor Probiotic

$3.00 OFF 1 Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle
$2.00 OFF any 1 Nature's Bounty Your Life Vitamins
$1.00 OFF any one PediaCare Product

Buy One Get One FREE Cesar Bistro Dog Food
Buy One Get One FREE ProPlan Select Can Food
$10.00 OFF Purina BREEZE Litter System
$3.00 OFF ProPlan Select Cat Food (3.5lbs or larger)

$3.00 OFF ProPlan Select Dog Food (albs or larger)
$2.00 OFF 12 cans of Purina Mighty Dog
$1.00 OFF 1 Purina Beneful Brand Snackin Slices
$1.00 OFF 1 3lb Or Larger Bag Purina Cat Chow Cat Food
$1.00 OFF 1 5lb Or Larger Bag-Purina Fit & Trim Dog Food
$10.00 OFF The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Collection On Blu-ray

How to go a week without using deodorant! Review/giveaway Closed

Did the title get your attention? Well, let me explain what that actually means. I'm frugal, but I'm not THAT frugal! I have been given the opportunity to review Certain Dri solid. I had seen it in the stores before but had never purchased it or had the chance to try it out. However, I was intrigued when I heard that it is the number one over-the-counter antiperspirant recommended by doctors for treating excessive perspiration.

I received the new Certain Dri Solid. It is from the new line of antiperspirant products. The great thing about this product is that it is okay to use if you have sensitive skin, which I happen to have.

Make Money Mystery Shopping, part 1

Okay, so I might not be the best at updating things on my site, but I did make a goal this year of telling people more about mystery shopping. If you have never heard of mystery shopping, please tune in to the series that I’m going to do for my readers. I want you to be able to make money working from home as a mystery shopper. Each week you can just spend five minutes or so reading the newest article, and you will be ready to get started as a mystery shopper before you know it. I know that many of my readers are stay at home moms and mystery shopping is perfect for stay at home moms. Even if you do work another job, mystery shopping can supplement your income.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Music Monday

Did you know that Zach Galifianakis did a music video with Fiona Apple? When I first saw this video, I had no clue who he was. I guess the video is a few years old now but I just looked at it today for the first time since it first came out. I love Fiona Apple's music. Always have. Since the very first time I saw her first video on MTV. You know, back in the days when MTV played actual music.

I just think that this song proves that the pen is mightier than the sword. Watch the video and listen to the lyrics, you'll see what I mean. I mean, haven't we all put up with people that we shouldn't before? I wonder if the "stupid ape" that she is singing about thinks about this song and if his friends know that this song is about him. Check out week three of My Music Monday.

Winner of Softlips and Pediacare

Hey everyone! It's time for to announce the winners of the Pediacare and Softlips giveaways! The winner of the Pediacare giveaway is almostcrazycouponlady and the winner of the Softlips giveaway is cluelessme8. I have emailed both winners. Thanks again for the entries! If you didn't win this time, check out some of my other great giveaways. Look at the giveaway box on the right side of my blog to see what giveaways are open. More great giveaways coming up soon, including one worth over $400! You don't want to miss out!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

How can you save dollars while shopping online?

This is a guest post. The very first one :)

Author’s Bio:

RP is a guest writer for various finance related Communities including CDFA, FCB, Debt Consolidation Care etc. She is a PG degree holder in Marketing and Finance and right now working in a reputed bank as a relationship manager. She is well equipped to write articles on credit card consolidation , debt settlement, frugality, savings, economies of states etc.

How can you save dollars while shopping online?

Online shopping save a lot of time and money. You can shop at your convenient time without having to step out of your home. However, while shopping online, you should get the best deal and save money as much as you can. Read on to know how you can save dollars while shopping items online.

Mega Deals Week at Kroger

Buy 10, Get $5 Off Mega Sales Event! Prices listed are AFTER the $5 Discount!

Balance Bar, 50¢ ea
$1/3 Balance Bars on Facebook!/BalanceBar
$1/3 Balance Bars">printable
Boca, $2.49 ea
$1/2 Boca Burgers printable
Chex Mix, Bugles or Gardetto's Snack, $1.69 ea.
$.50/2 Chex Mix printable

CVS Deals for the week of 1/23

CVS Deals for the week of 1/23

***FREE after ECB deals***

Crest Pro-Health or Pro-Health Complete rinse 16.9oz $3.99 Get $3.99 Limit 2

Full Fast Appetite control spray 2oz $14.99 Get $14.99 ECB Limit 1

Other deals

Huggies Jumbo pk diapers or Pull-Ups $8.99 Get $1 EB Limit 1
excludes GoodNites
$1.50 Huggies Diapers SS 1/23/11
$2 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers SS 1/23/11
$2 Huggies Pull Ups Jumbo SS 1/23/11

Clairol or Pantene products, spend $10 and get $3 Limit 1
$2 Any Clairol Nice 'n easy Hair Color Product P&G 12/26/10
$3/2 Pantene Product P&G 12/26/10
$1.00/2 Pantene P&G Home Mailer
$2 Nice 'n easy hair color SS 1/23/11

Coke and Kraft products get $5 wyb $15
bogo Vitaminwater printable
Almay cosmetics get $4 EB wyb $10 limit 1
$3.00/2 Almay tearpad(found at Rite Aid)

Clairol Perfect 10 hair color $9.99 Get $2 EB Limit 1
$1.00/1 Clairol hair Color PG Home Mailer
$3 Perfect 10 Hair Color SS 1/23/11

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Changes I'd like to make this year

At the beginning of a new year, I think most people think about changes that they want to make. They reflect back on the past year or so and try to improve upon what they’ve done. One change that I want to make in my life is to try to take better care of myself. This includes eating better and coming up with some sort of exercise routine.

It has been fourteen months since I had my child. I cannot believe time has flown by so quickly! He used to be this adorable little baby that I could hold and cuddle. Now he is a sweet and busy fourteen month old who loves to explore his surroundings. He loves to play peek-a-boo, and do numerous adorable baby things. I want to take better care of myself for me as well as for him.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Giveaway- new $35 CSN code

Hi readers! In honor of my new blog launch, CSN is offering to give away a $35 code for use in one of its 200+ stores. There is so much to choose from at CSN. You can buy anything from Delsey luggage to dog beds. You don't want to miss out on this great giveaway. If you have planned on making a purchase online, chances are you can find what you are looking for at CSN.

Now here's what you want to know about. CSN has offered to give away a gift code for $35 that can be used in any of their stores! Here is what you have to do for the mandatory entry.

Mandatory entry: Become a GFC follower or subscribe. You must do this before the other entries count. If you become a subscriber make sure to check your email and click on the link to verify your subscription. If you don't get the email within about 5 minutes, check your spam folder to see if it went there.

Extra entries:

+ Visit CSN and tell me which item you would be interested in purchasing if you win.

+ Like Mystery Shopping Teacher on facebook

+ Follow Mystery Shopping Teacher on twitter

+ Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to your tweet here (can tweet once a day)

+ Follow me on networked blogs

+ Post my button (top left sidebar) on your blog and let me know where you posted it

+ Blog about this giveaway on your blog or website

+ Enter another one of my giveaways

+ Comment on another post on this site

This giveaway will run until February 20th at midnight eastern time. It is open to residents of the USA and Canada 18 or older. If you are Canadian you should know that there may be international shipping charges. The winner will be chosen by, and posted on my blog. I will also email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.

Meijer matchup

Best Life Buttery Spread, $.99 *FREE with coupon!*

$1/1 Best Life Buttery Spread printable coupon

$1/1 Select Best Life Buttery Items, exp. 3-2

Campbell's Chunky Soup, $.99

$1.50/4 Campbell's Chunky Soup at

$2/5 Campbell's Chunky Soup at

My Music Monday

Tori Amos has a beautifully unique voice and style. I have loved this song since the first time I heard it, although I didn't know what it meant when I first heard it. Now that I'm a mother I now have a new appreciation for this song. This is Tori Amos with Spark.

Learn how to get cash back shopping online

This year one of my goals is to do more posts about ways to help you save money. I've done a post about this site before but it's be a coupla years so I figured I'd mention it again. Have you heard of Ebates before? Well read on because I'm going to tell you how you can get cash back for shoppin' online through Ebates. Y'all know I'm from the South right? Every now and then my accent may come out in my writing. Okay, so if you are interested in learning how to save money when shopping online AND earn cashback, then you need to sign up to Ebates.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Best of Kroger

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 88¢

$.35/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, exp.

*If your Kroger doubles, Coupon makes each just 18¢


Colgate Toothpaste or Plus Toothbrush, 10/$10

$.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 01/22/11 *FREE if you store doubles coupons!*

$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste in the January All You Magazine *If included!

$1/2 Colgate Toothbrushes, exp. 01/22/11 *Makes each one $.50! Great price for a toothbrush! :)


Horizon Organic Milk Singles, 10/$10

$1/1 Horizon product HERE

*Coupon makes it FREE!

Friday, January 14, 2011

CVS deals for the week of 1/16/11

I am now taking over the CVS coupon matchups, so you can come here for the full post of deals! There are lots of things that are free and under a dollar this week. Print your coupons and stock up!

Deals under $1

Dawn dish washing liquid $ .97
Dawn Hand Renewal -$0.50 P&G 12/26/10

Blink tears .5 oz or gel tears .34 oz $7.99 get $4 eb limit 1
$4 coupon blinkies attached to the package, found at CVS, Rite aid, Walgreens= Free after coupon and ECB

Colgate total, total whitening, maxwhite, or maxfresh 6 oz, or cavity protection 8.2 oz, or 2in1 4.6 oz $2.99 get $1 eb Limit 2
Colgate Total, Colgate Max White, Colgate Max Fresh, or Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste --$0.75 SS 1/2/11
Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste -$1 All you magazine, Jan. 2011
Colgate Total -$1.50/2 scanner coupon = $0.49 after coupons/ecb

Crest / oral b $2.99 get $2 eb Limit 2:
Pro-health, 3d white vivid, w/ scope outlast toothpaste 4-4.2 oz, pro-health rinse 8.4 oz, satin floss 55 yds
Crest Toothpaste -$1.00/1 12/26 PG and 1/16 PG
Crest Toothpaste, 4 oz+ - $0.75 P&G 12/26/10= as low as $.24 or free w/ coupon and ECB

Kashi cereals, bars, crackers $2.99
Kashi cereal, -$3 Vocalpoint = Free plus overage

Orbit gum 14 ct on sale Buy 1 get 1 Free
If CVS has the Tropical Remix flavor wse the buy one Tropical Remix Gum get one free of any kind free coupon (up to $1 value) = 2 packs for FREE

Monday, January 10, 2011

$5 Amazon gift certificate giveaway

This giveaway is quick and easy. Win a $5 amazon egift certificate as part of my new domain name blog launch. If you are the winner I will email you the code to the gift certificate to be used on

Mandatory entry: You must be a GFC follower.

Extra entries: Subscribe

Follow me on twitter

Like me on Facebook

This giveaway ends on 2/11/11. Get your entries in now!

PediaCare Review and giveaway = Closed

As a parent, of course you want your child to stay healthy. I’m sure all of us wish that our child(ren) would never get sick. We hate to see our babies suffering with stuffy noses, coughs, and the aches and pains that come with fevers. But, when they do get sick, we want to be able to give them medicine that is safe for their little bodies and that will help them feel better.

AcquaEssentials Review and Giveaway

Thanks to AcquaEssentials, I have the opportunity to give away almost $100 worth of items! I had the opportunity to try a sampler pack different products. I tried the following Caviahue products: Anti Wrinkle Cream, Nourishing-Moisturizing Cream, and Thermal Mud.

The Thermal cream was a nice treat for a gal like me. I enjoyed using the Thermal Mud as a kind of treat. I have some another mud product that is tucked away some where (it’s just not my thing), but this one moisturizes much more. My skin felt great after using it. I don’t use this type of product often as I am not as diligent as I know I should be about taking care of my skin, but this is the best I’ve ever used. If I were in to this type of thing, I would use this product over products that I’ve tried in the past.

Softlips Review and Giveaway = Closed

Florida summers are so incredibly hot! When Fall comes around, it isn’t much of a Fall usually. It is still steaming hot down here lots of times. I mean, we can wear flip-flops into November. When winter weather finally does come around we are ready for it. What I am never ready for is the dry skin that comes with winter. I have to be extra vigilant about

I recently had the chance to review some Softlips moisturizer. This was a new one for me because I have never tried these before. I was sent the winter 5-pack. The flavors were Sugar and Spice, Winter Mint, Sugar Cookie, Sugar Plum Berry, and Mint with a Hint of Vanilla. launch $20 cash giveaway!

Welcome to my new domain name! I’m so excited to have a blog of my own. Blogger is great but it is awesome having a virtual piece of real estate. To celebrate this feat, I am doing a series of giveaways. I will make a separate post for each giveaway along with the rules of entry. Do you want $20? Who doesn’t? Well, I am giving away twenty bucks to one of my email subscribers. I do hope you will sign up to get automatic updates. I have some great things going on around here. Big plans for 2011. I want to blog more, do more giveaways, and help readers more.

My music Monday

Hi everyone! I love music! I mean, I especially love the music that was around when I was in high school. I am going to resurrect it on my blog on Monday's. I will call it: My music Monday. It's in no particular order...just songs that I think of that make me smile and/or feel nostalgic. Here is one song I've been thinking of a lot lately. Hope you will stick around for the music. If you like a song, let me know. If you've not heard them before, check them out. So now for the very first ever My music Monday, here is Semisonic with Secret Smile.

I love this song because it is just so darn sweet.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Walgreens matchup

The Best of Walgreens

Colgate toothpaste 4.6 oz or Extra clean toothbrush $1

-$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 1/22/2011)

-$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 1/22/2011)

Buy 1 & use $1/1 = FREE or Buy 2 and use both coupons Pay $.50 for both

Kroger coupon match-ups

Ruth at Shopping Tips and Tricks will be doing Kroger coupon match-ups. She is providing some of the best deals available. Check it out!

Best Deals:

Colgate Toothpaste and Plus Toothbrush, 10/$10

$.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 01/22/11 *FREE if you store doubles coupons!*

$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste in the January All You Magazine *If included!

$1/2 Colgate Toothbrushes, exp. 01/22/11 *Makes each one $.50! Great price for a toothbrush! :)


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Coming soon!!

You may have noticed that I have not been doing reviews lately. I have been working on getting my domain name switched to It's not quite ready yet so for now, I'm still on blogger. I have some new things coming to my blog though and I want to go ahead and give you a preview of some things you can expect:

Cash giveaways: I want to start doing monthly cash giveaways for subscribers. The only way that you can get in on this is to be a subscriber! If you haven't subscribed yet, go ahead and do that now. My first giveaway will be for $20 directly to paypal. Who couldn't use a little extra cash?


CashNet Sweepstakes