My Picks for Todays Best Deals: B1G1 Jamba, Organic Valley Coupons, and FREE Paint.

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HERE is a sweet coupon for buy one get one free smoothies at Jamba Juice.  Sounds like the perfect bargain treat for Summer! Good through 7/12/09 and you can use one coupon per visit.

Thanks The Frugal Find!

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I was super excited to see that the Organic Valley coupons are still available.  Because the babies drink so much milk we think it is important to buy organic for them.  We purchase Organic Valley milk almost exclusively for our babies because we can sometimes find coupons like these.  Locally we buy this brand of milk at Roth’s, but if you are looking for some of their other products you may have better luck at a store like Whole Foods.

Like many printable coupons it looks like you can print two of each coupon per computer.  Choose the coupons you want by clicking the boxes and then print.  After they have printed hit your “back” button to print a second set.  They will likely expire 30 days from when you print.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

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Go to Money Saving Madness to see how to order a FREE quart of Glidden paint (through July 2nd….although I would not wait too long incase they have a cap).  I am a big fan of ordering freebies that our family can use and this is one of the most fun ones I have seen lately.  I tried it yesterday and It worked great.  If you enter your information and it does not seem to be going through just try re-entering it and pressing “send” or whatever the button says again.   There are tons of fun colors to choose from!

Feel free to ask any questions you have about them.

Which of these deals are you doing?

Free 2 Year Subscription for Parents Magazine and Soy Milk Coupon

6a00e552792fa28833011571522cc6970b-800wi1Value Mags is offering a free 2 year subscription to Parents Magazine. Go HERE to sign up.  I have received a few magazines from them and have never had an issue before.  As always when signing up for offers online use an email address that you don’t mind giving out to companies. Act fast!  This deal will likely run out quickly.

Hint-I also like to get this magazine because they occasionally have coupons in them (maybe even a Gymboree one).

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Got any soy milk drinkers in your family?

Go HERE for a coupon for 8th Continent Soy Milk.  Sounds like it will print for people with internet explorer browsers. After it prints hit your “back” button and it should print one more time.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Hot…Time to make a quick trip out tonight? Free or nearly free patio umbrella at Rite Aid.

(Deal now expired)

Not much time to act on this, but I wanted to try and make sure it worked before I posted it.  Rite Aid has a couple great coupons out that can get you a patio umbrella for free or about $7.50 depending on which one you choose.  Head on over to thriftynorthwestmom.com to get your coupons and get to her hints on this SUPER deal!  We just got ours and put it up and I was surprised by how great it looked.  What are you waiting for? GO! (Only if you can use or need one though 🙂 )

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Some Freebies and a Coupon

Here are a list of some of the best freebies that are new out there right now.

  • Moneysavingmom also had a post about signing up for a free Yoplait Whips coupon go HERE to see that post.
  • Go HERE for a coupon for a free 12 oz beverage at Seattle’s Best at Borders (expires the 25th).

Coupon to print

  • Go visit CommonSenseWithMoney.com to see a post that contains a coupon for $1.50 off a box of Kashi cereal or TLC bars.  If you wait for a sale you should be able to get some great healthy food for a good price.

Target Trip

A friend of mine was interested in how I use coupons to save money for our family.  I figured the best way for her to see what I do was actually show her, so we decided to make a run last night.  We met up at Starbucks for some pre-shopping fuel and to talk about how to organize, acquire, use and pair coupons.  After we chatted for quite a bit we headed over to target with a huge stash of coupons. To prepare for the trip I had spent quite a bit of time reading some blogs that outlined some of the deals for the week, and also printed off a bunch of online coupons.  You never really know how a trip will go till you see what products they actually carry, have in stock, and how good your checker is with coupons.  All in all it was a pretty successful trip! I was excited with what I came home with, and even more excited about how much I spent on it.

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Closer view
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Here is a rough breakdown of how much my stuff cost.

Cascade rinse agent-Coupon for free item

Cascade gel-$2.50 used store coupon(S.C) and manufacturer coupon(M.C)

Dawn foam-79 cents used M.C

Dawn hand renewal-$1.09  used M.C.

Kraft BBQ sauce-24 cents used M.C

(2) Morning star farms Spicy black bean burgers-$1.29 each after M.C and S.C

All Beef hot dogs-Coupon for free product

Dog teeth cleaning treats-$1.04 after M.C

Earths best-27 cents after S.C

Kotex 36ct-$3.54 after S.C. and M.C

Band aids- 27 cents and 77 cents after M.C and S.C.

Bryers on sale for $2.50 each and if you bought 5 you get a gift card for $5. so….like getting 5 for $7.50

Shredded Wheat-about $4.25 for the three boxes  (2)M.C. and S.C

Milk-Free when you bought 3 boxes of cereal!

Archer Farms organic tortilla chips-$1.33 each after S.C

Archer Farms organic mango peach salsa- Free when you bought 2 chips!

Total………..$33.26 minus the $5 gift card from the ice cream

=$28.26 WOO HOO

Total before savings $82.35!

We got lots of products we will use and a few to build up our stock pile.  Some are products we are pretty brand loyal to, and some are just things that I got for free or close to free I knew that we could use.  I love to have a small stash so we won’t have to pay full or even just sale price when we run out of something.

Stats:

Time preparing for trip–Sadly it took me a couple hours because I had not organized my coupons lately and spent quite a bit of time looking for and printing coupons online.  I had the time though because our trip to the beach with the youth group got rained out. I don’t normally spend this much time preparing for a trip.

Time spent in Target–couple hours. More than normal because we were talking about the deals as we went.

Checker–Male and great with coupons! (I would use him again)…as you coupon you learn that the checker is crucial. Some don’t know hot to ring things up properly, some don’t know their companies policies, and some are just mad that you are getting better deals than they do.

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If I continue to post about some of my shopping trips I likely won’t go into so much detail.  I just know that I like to see exactly how people are getting their deals so I can refine my game.

Happy Sunday! Its a new week with new deals!

Let me know if you have any questions!