Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SC Johnson: $5 rebate!

SC Johnson just announced an awesome new rebate program on their new website that launched today: Get a $5 rebate back by mail when you purchase any 3 SC Johnson products. This rebate will make for some superb deals when paired with coupons and sales!

Click here to print your rebate form. This rebate is good through 7/15/2010, and each household can claim up to THREE $5 rebates!! (Each rebate must be mailed and requested separately). I'll keep you posted when I hear of any great sales to pair this with!

These are the products that are included in this rebate:

• Ziploc®

• Glade®

• Windex®

• Scrubbing Bubbles®

• Pledge®

• Shout®

• Fantastik®

• Drano®

• Raid®

• Off®

• Saran

• Nature’s Source

I'm excited! We use a ton of SC Johnson products at our house, and I have some needs to fill in my waning stockpile at this very moment. Great timing on this rebate for taking care of the Roebuck family.... hope it's a big help to your family, too!

Hat tip to Jon.

Reader Deals! TP at Walgreens/ Oreos at Walmart

Wow- you guys are awesome! Thanks for texting/ e-mailing/ facebooking with all the great deals you're finding! Here are two great ones:

Rita found Cottonelle double roll 4 pks clearanced to $.87 at her local Walgreens in Owasso, Okla. There are a few various $.50/1 or $1/2 coupons available from blinkies, tearpads, and one from the 8/23 insert. Even without a Q, this is a sweet deal on TP. Pair it with a Q for a steal! Hat tip to Rita!

Kristen found Strawberry Milkshake and Hot Fudge Sundae Oreos on sale at the Siloam Springs, Ark. Walmart for 2/$4. The best part? The packages had $1/1 peelies, making these Oreos only $1 per package! As Kristen reminded us, it's not a bad idea to stash away a few cheap snacks so that you'll have some on hand when you need to take goodies to an event, school party, etc. Hat tip to Kristen!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

30% clothing at Babies R Us!

Click Here to print a 30% off any clothing or shoe purchase up to size 48 months/ 4t! If you combine this with sale/ clearance items, it could make for a pretty sweet deal!

Hat to to Amy!

Super Savings Round-Up

Wal-Mart Frugal Finds:


(3) Healthy Choice frozen meals @ $1.78
(2) Healthy Choice fresh mixers meals $2.78
(4) Campbell's soup @ $.68
(5) Edwards Key Lime Pie singles @ $1.17
(1) Glade fragrance collection candle @ $2.97
(1) 3-pk red,yellow,orange peppers @ $3.49

Coupons used:

(3) $2/1 Healthy Choice frozen meal printable Q
(2) $2/1 Healthy Choice fresh mixers printable Q
(2) $1/2 campbell's cooking soups printable Q
(5) $1/1 Edwards singles Q from recent insert
(1) $3/1 Glade fragrance collection item
(1) price matched peppers from Aldi ad: 3-pk for $1.29

Price before Q's and price match: $26.99
Total cost out of pocket after Q's and price match: $3.78!

Target Frugal Finds:


(1) Chex mix Sweet and Salty @ $1.99
(3) Chex mix small bag @ $.99
(2) Mr. Clean magic erasers @$2.49
(1) Skippy peanut butter @ $2.04
(6) Crystal Light @ $.68
(1) Bic pens @ $1.12

Coupons used:

(4) Target $1/1 Chex Mix
(1) B1G1 free Mr. Clean magic erasers
(1) $1/1 Mr. Clean magic erasers
(3) $2/2 Crystal Light
(1) $1/2 Bic stationary item*
(1) $1/2 Target Bic stationary item
(1) $1/1 Target Skippy Peanut Butter

Total price before coupons: $17.18
Final Cost out of pocket after coupons: $.40!!

*I accidentally only picked up one package of BIC pens instead of two. Oops! I didn't realize my mistake until I was writing out this post! For some reason the coupons went through fine, so I didn't even notice during check out.

Target: Crystal Light Free Plus Overage!

Look at this little gem I found at the Fayetteville, Ark. Target: Crystal Light individual serving packs by the register clearanced to only $.68! If you have the $2/2 Crystal Light manufacturer's coupon from recent inserts, this means free plus overage Crystal Light if you can find these. There were still lots left on the shelf at the Fayetteville Target.

Here's how the transaction looks:

Buy 2 Crystal Light individual packs @ $.68 = $1.36
Use $2/2 Crystal Light Man. Q
Final Cost: Free + $.64 overage!

A Few Frugal Musings

Hello, Frugal Muse readers. First, let me say thanks for your patience as I've been rather quiet on this blog during the last week and a half. We've been pretty busy with my husband's parents visiting from California!

Also, I've been taking some time to consider what to do with this blog. I launched The Frugal Muse back in March to help a few of my friends and family get started with couponing. I didn't imagine that so many of you would become regular readers. It's been so fun!

Over the past couple of weeks I've been trying to decide whether to keep the blog going or not. I had just about decided to give it a break for a while, but then this week I have run into several of you who have told me how much this blog has helped your families over the past few months. Even though there are a LOT of other frugal blogs available, it seems that this little corner of the blogosphere is still specifically helping lots of families. So for the time being, I'm going to keep it rolling.

With that said, on to more great deal posting! Thanks for being great readers!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Today is Mega Swag bucks day!

Don't forget to head on over to Swagbucks and do your internet searching today! It's Mega Swag Bucks Friday, which means you can earn even more big bucks that go towards great prizes and gift cards!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Frugal Fitness

What are the three biggest deterrents to getting in shape and losing weight? For me, it boils down to these three: time, money, and self-discipline. I wanted to share with you all a system for losing weight and getting in shape that is really working for me at this stage of life! It's been a good system for me because it takes care of deterrents one and two: time and money. Just add a little self-discipline (I'm working on this one....), and I'm good to go!

Here are my two Most Valuable Products for getting in shape:

MVP Product #1. The 30 Day Shred DVD by Jillian Michaels.

Saves money: No expensive monthly gym membership fee required. This DVD will run you less than $12 bucks at (I used gift cards I earned from Swagbucks, so I got it free- even better!).

Saves time: The 30 Day Shred gives you a great workout in only 20 minutes per day. As a mom of toddlers, I LOVE that I can dedicate a small amount of time each day and get such an effective workout!

MVP #2. "Lose It!" App on my iPhone.

Saves money: If you already own an iPhone, this app is completely free. It's an AWESOME tool with no out-of-pocket expense!

Saves time: Lose It! allows you to set up a personal profile with your age, weight, current weight, goal weight, and desired rate of weight loss (up to 2 lbs per week). It then gives you a daily calorie "budget." You input everything you eat throughout the day and any exercise you do, and Lose It! automatically calculates how many calories you consume. If you stay under your calorie budget every day, you will lose weight at the rate of loss you have selected. Although if you're like me, it takes a mental adjustment to track everything you eat every day, this app saves SO much time and mental energy by calculating your caloric intake and calories burned through exercise every day!

Let me tell you, I am so thrilled at how this MVP line-up is working for me! After about one month, I've lost 10 lbs and am well on my way to my goal weight! It feels so great to be getting in shape and losing the weight that I've been wanting to shed!

How about all of you? Any tips for frugal fitness?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hot! $3/1 Sara Lee deli meat Q!

Use these links to print a $3/1 Sara Lee pre-sliced deli meat coupon: IE or Firefox. The best part? Hit the back button on your browser to print these FOUR times! I recommend printing these ASAP because these high value Qs always go quickly.

NWA Deals reports that this product is priced at about $3.86 at Wal-Mart, making this pack only $.86. Sweet!

Hat tip to NWA Deals and Hip2Save.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Super Savings Round-Up

Target trip: 9/15/09


4 Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal @ $2.88
1 Kashi TLC cereal bars @ $2.88
2 Cocoa Puffs cereal @ $2.29
2 Kellogg's Pop Tarts 2 $1.52
2 Ajax dish soap @ $1.79
5 Clean and Clear face scrub @ $.99
4 Tide laundry detergent @ $.97
1 Hungry Hippos travel game @ $4.99
1 Columbia Movies DVD @ $5
2 ReNu contact solution @ $1.52
1 Oster Blender @ $15 (on sale from $24.99)
2 math and reading workbooks @ $.50 (clearanced in Dollar Spot section)
1 Wipe-off U.S. map @ $.50 (clearanced in Dollar Spot section)

Total before coupons: $67.xx!!

Coupons used:

4 $1.50/1 Kashi printables
1 $1/1 Cocoa Puffs printable
1 $.75/1 Cocoa Puffs printable
1 $1/2 General Mills cereals Target Q
2 $1/1 Ajax printable
5 $1/1 Clean and Clear product from recent insert
4 $1/1 Tide any size from P&G insert
2 $2/1 ReNu solution printable
1 $4/1 Hungry Hippos game printable
1 $2/1 Columbia Movies printable
2 $.55/1 Pop Tarts
2 $.75/1 Pop Tarts Target Q
1 $5 Target gift card from previous promotion

Total Spent out of pocket: $31.08!

Plus, I got back another $5 gift card from the Kashi buy 5 deal! I felt really good about today's trip since I got a nice blender that we were really needing (the blades rusted out on our old one), along with lots of other household necessities and some future gifts for just a few dollars more than the blender would normally cost me!

Want to find the links to the coupons I used today? Check out this awesome Target Deals post at Hip2Save!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Nursing Cover: Just pay shipping!

Are you nursing or expecting a baby, or looking for a gift for someone who is? Then check out this deal on practical and adorable nursing covers at

Enter the code backorder at checkout to get the nursing cover free- you just pay shipping! Shipping is about $9, a great price to have a $32 cover shipped straight to your door!

Hat tip to Meagan for passing along this deal!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

$5/$25 Baby universe purchase

Click here to sign up to receive $5 off your next purchase of $25 or more from Snag this deal while it's available.... these deals often go away within a few days!

Angel Food Ministries: Update

Several of you have e-mailed, facebooked, ect. to let me know that you are taking advantage of the awesome deals at Angel Food Ministries, especially those of you who are excited about the Allergen Free options for members of your family that need allergen free food. I'm so glad that this is helping so many of your families!

A couple of things to note: Some Angel Food distribution sites allow you to order online and then pick up the food on-site. The online order deadline is Monday, Sept. 14. If you live near a location that offers this options, you can use the following coupon codes this month when ordering online:

10FALLSP1 gives 10% off the Special box #1

SeptSig5 gives 5% off a signature box

My local Angel Food distribution location is Siloam Springs Bible Church. Since I know several of you also live in Siloam, I thought I'd go ahead and post the ordering and pick-up information for this particular site. THIS WEEKEND is the deadline for orders, so place them tomorrow (Friday) or Sunday during the hours listed below:

Siloam Springs Bible Church/ Angel Food Ministries Ordering and Distribution:

Orders can be placed anytime in the drop box. There is a small, white mailbox next to the office door that has menus and ordering envelopes. Personal orders and food stamp orders can be placed on the Friday before the deadline from 10-12 and 1-3. Also, before (9:45-10:05) and after church (11:30-noon)on the day of the deadline. Orders can be mailed but must be received by the Sat. before the deadline. We accept cash, checks, and foodstamps. Food distribution will take place on Sat. Sept. 19 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Honey Nut Cheerios Sample and Coupon

Go here to get a free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios and a $1/1 coupon.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chick-Fil-A: Free Sandwich on Labor Day when you wear a sports logo!

Hooray for another great promotion from Chick-Fil-A! Just wear your favorite sport's team logo to any Chick-Fil-A on Labor Day, and you'll get a free original chicken sandwich! Yum!

As always, I recommend calling ahead to your local Chick-fil-A to make sure they are participating.

Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Angel Food Ministries

Are you familiar with Angel Food Ministries? It is a non-profit grocery assistance program that is available to everyone!

I often have people tell me that they want to spend less on their monthly household expenses, but they don't have time to clip coupons and seek out sales. I totally understand this. Coupon clipping is not for everyone in every stage or circumstance of life. But there are lots of savings strategies that families can utilize without ever clipping coupons. Angel Food Ministries is one of those strategies.

Here's how it works:

2. Check out the monthly menu and decide what your family needs.
3. Make your monthly order with the host site before the order deadline. (Payment is due when you order)
4. On distribution day, take a large box or bin to your distribution site and pick up your food. To save time and energy, you can pay for the next month's order on pick-up day if you like.

Angel Food Ministries is generally a very good deal for just about anybody's grocery needs, especially because it always includes plenty of meat, fruits and vegetables: items that very rarely go on sale or have coupons. For families that are not couponing, it is a fantastic deal for the amount of food you get. The key is that you must commit to using all the food and not letting it go to waste, even if it's something that is not a standard menu choice for your family.

Check out what you can get through Angel Food in September for only $30:

(3) 8 oz. ribeye steaks
(2) large split chicken breasts
(4) 6 oz. pork chops
(4) 6 oz. 100% white meat turkey burgers
4 lb. chicken thighs
1 lb. 80/20 lean ground beef
12 oz. deli sliced ham
1 lb. frozen sweet potatoes
1 lb. frozen green beans
15 oz. pears
12 oz. orange juice concentrate
3 lbs fresh idaho potatoes
3 lbs. fresh onions
2% shelf stable milk
1 dozen eggs
1 family dessert item

If you try to replicate that box of food at your local grocer for under $30... you'll quickly learn what a steal this is.

In addition to the monthly standard box offered above, every month there are several other options to choose from as well. This months additional options include:

Frozen and Allergen-free food box for $35 (contains 5lbs of frozen foods and
4.5 lbs of dry mix products that are safe for people with peanut, soybean, milk, fish tree nut and gluten allergies!)
Senior Convenience Meal Box for $28
7 lb. Assorten Meat Grill Box for $23
5 lb. Assorted Meat and Chicken Combo for $22
11 lb. Split Chicken Breast Box for $22
Premium Fresh Fruit and Veggie Box for $22

P.S. My apologies for the formatting issues on this post. Blogger isn't cooperating with me today! I have tried to fix it, to no avail... and finally decided that you are smart folks and can figure out what I'm trying to say here. :-)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Clorox Wipes for Teachers

If you are a teacher, go here to sign up for your free Clorox wipes!

Looks like this could possible be a great full-size product sample for teachers. Awesome!