Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Morning Goodies...

$2 off Post Cereal coupon here. (Thanks Hip2Save!) Make sure you print 2 of these and the Post Trail Mix Crunch is BOGO at CVS this week for 4.59. Use both coupons and get 2 for only .59!
*FYI: I can't seem to find this coupon anywhere on the site. Maybe it's me though.*

Free Sample of Cascadian Farm Chocolate Chip Granola bar here

$2 coupon off Ivory Snow Laundry Detergent here. You can choose to have this e-mailed or snail mailed. It only takes about 10 days to snail mail.

Hip2Save has the scoop on how to get free Starbucks chocolate at Walgreens here.

$1 off Velveeta coupon here (Thanks Hip2Save!)

That's Just Nifty Thrifty has the scoop to get a free personalized photo album here. Hurry, this ends tomorrow!

Hip2Save has the scoop on getting some free Revlon samples here.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday Morning Goodies...

Free sample of Orville Redenbacher's Natural Popcorn here (Thanks Hip2Save!)

Free sample of Total Cranberry Crunch cereal here (Thanks Hip2Save!)

$1 off any drink at Caribou Coffee here (Thanks Hip2Save!)

Free sample of Glad Force Flex bags here (Thanks CouponGeek!)

Free Sample of Paradise Island Gourmet Popcorn here (Thanks CouponGeek!)

Hip2Save has a great look at how to get Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler for only .49 here.

Money Saving Mom has the scoop to get a free copy of What to Expect When Your Expecting here.

CouponGeek has the scoop to get a free copy of Retirement for Dummies here.

$1 off Alka-Selzer coupon here

$1 off 2 bags of Lindor Truffles coupon here. These are so good! I will be on the lookout for a sale on these. There's a possibility that WAGS will have some discounted from Christmas.

$2 off South Beach Cereal Bars coupon here

$1 off any Command product coupon here. This is a pdf, so you can print as many times as needed.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Morning Goodies....

Free Mineral Makeup Sample here (Thanks Hip2Save!)

BOGO coupon for Red Gold Tomatoes here (Thanks Hip2Save!) Be sure to print this one twice!

Lots of coupons from ConAgra here ($6 in savings on various products)

$1 off any Morningstar Breakfast product here

$5 off Clorox Toilet Wand here

Glade Plug Ins BOGO Q here

Lots of AirWick coupons here (at the bottom, in the middle, there is a Print Now link)

A Few Michelina's coupons here

$27 coupon booklet mailed to you from Home Made Simple here

$1 off Quaker Oatmeal coupon here (Rumor has it that you can print this up to 10 times if you keep hitting back on your browser. Also, it looks like WAGS will have Quaker Oatmeal on sale next week for 1.99. With this, that's only .99 a box!)

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Few Great After Christmas Deals...

I don't have any real plans for shopping, but I know a few stores that have some amazing deals going on right now. JCPenney has awesome sales this weekend. I went to the one near my mom's house this morning and got a lot of great stuff for an amazing discount. Close to 90% off! They have coupons right near the front door for $10 off $50 or more or $15 off $75 or more. The best part is: these coupons do not take off a strict dollar amount off the entire order, but instead they end up taking off a percentage of each item so that the discount ends up equaling 10 or 15. Since they ring this way, they are able to scan both coupons. We ended up getting $25 dollars off both purchases we made today! I'm not positive how long these coupons are good for, but I think it is just through tomorrow. Check out and you can print the coupons right from the website.

Another huge sale is at Bath and Body Works. This starts tomorrow and will last for at least a week. This is their Semi-Annual sale which happens in July and December. I went last year and got a few things, but I went in July and stocked up on a lot of big discounts. Their regular size lotions, body washes, and baody sprays were around $2 or $3 in July and I am assuming they will be the same this week. It was not all of their scents, only select ones, but I think in July it was around 30 different scants that were this cheap. It your in need for some Bath and Body Works, go check out your local store. They also have the online sale, but I prefer to smell everything first. It makes buying it more fun. LOL. You can stock up on some too, for birthdays thoughout the year and other gifts for various events.

I will try to post all my deals on here next week or so, maybe after the new year. I have some good trips to share and I need to get back on top of outlining CVS and Walgreens deals every week. I hope everyone had a Happy Holiday (whichever you celebrate) and wish everyone a Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Break

I probably won't post much of anything this week and next due to Christmas. Today, I have too much to get done before we leave tomorrow and I don't know what the weekend will be like with family. So thanks everyone and be sure to come back to Chicago Savings after the holidays!
Have a great holiday season!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Today's Morning Goodies...

Get a free 8x10 photo from Walgreens. Head over to Walgreens Photo Center and upload a photo. At checkout, enter FREEGIFT and it will credit your 8x10. Shipping will cost, but if you pick up at your local Walgreens, it's free!

Get a free sample of Kleenex with lotion here.

Join the Sally Beauty Club for free. Normally $5 and you'll get lots of emails with coupons and offers. Hip2Save has the deal here.

Free Energizer Battery Charger at Walgreens. The Thrifty Mama has the deal here.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Some Morning Goodies...

1.00 Juicy Juice coupon here
Free popcorn at IMAX coupon here
25% off any item from Victoria's Secret coupon here
Bertolli coupons here
$15 off $35 purchase of yankee candles here

Pantene Sample here
Dove haircare sample here

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just a Few goodies...

Three free coupons from the Entertainment '09 book here. Just enter your zip code. (Thanks Thrifty Mama)

Free Natural Pet Treat here

Get a free razor from Old Spice here

Sign up to print Jolly Time popcorn coupons here

Print a $2 off Kashi TLC here

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Around My Blogs...

So I really need to be better about this. I really need to keep my blog open while I check other peoples blogs so I can post up all the great finds on here. So maybe I'll start this on Tuesdays. (We'll see how it goes)

Around the Blogs Today:
Glade Scented Oil Candles BOGO Q here (Thanks Money Saving Mom)

Always Pantiliners Sample here (Thanks Mummy Deals)
Mary Kay Miracle Set here (Thanks Coupon Geek)

Free 2009 Pocket planner here (Thanks Hip2Save) add it to your cart and go to checkout. No charge!
Free coupon book from Betty Crocker here (Thanks Mummy Deals)
Free Bittywink Plush toy when you register here (Thanks Frugal Fulfillment)
Free sippy cup when you register with Juicy Juice here (Thanks Frugal Fulfillment)
5 free issues of Cosmo here

Free McCafe Coffee

This is great! Go here and print you coupon for a free coffee.

*You need to enter your zip code and it will tell you if there is one close to you.*
I have been having a lot of problems with this. I know there is one right down the street, and it's telling me there isn't. So, I hope you have better luck with this one. Please let me know if you can get this to work.

I think I spend too much time in front of the computer.....

So when I see someone with a list of giveaways on their blog, I tend to head over and enter any giveaways that I think I would enjoy or that someone I know would enjoy. The good news, I happen to win every so often. The bad news, I think I spend too much time here and not enough time taking care of other things.

One of my recent wins was:

Okay, so it's kind of a bad picture. But I won a $20.00 coupon (yes, that's right, I said $20.00!) off of Jennie O turkey! I am really excited about this! Actually, I was supposed to go grocery shopping today and I would have used this, but now it's snowing and I think that whole walking to the store thing can wait til tomorrow. Anyways.., Lori over at Moms By Heart gave me this wonderful giveaway and she threw in some extra coupons from her stash! How awesome! head on over and check out Moms By Heart. It's a great blog.
I also need to credit Lori for helping me find VistaPrint. You can get 250 business cards for FREE! All you pay is shipping. Might want to check this out if you have any need for business cards.

Some Walgreens Deals This Week

There are some good deals this week at Walgreens. I am going to head over later this week because I'm pretty sure they will have another 4 day sale and I just might spend more than $25 to earn some more RR.

This week:
Progresso soup
.99 with in ad coupon - 1.10 man Q here

Coffee Mate liquid
BOGO @ 2.49 with in ad coupon - (2) 1.00 man Q here

*I have really been displeased with my Walgreens lately, so I don't know what else I will get, but you can check out some other deals here thanks to the thrifty mama!*

CVS Goodies This Week

We did a quick run to CVS on Sunday mostly because we had coupons that were expiring. Brian had a $5 off $15 and a $3 off $15 plus I had a $4 off $20. All three expired on Sunday so we figured we would just grab a few things and I'm planning on heading over one more time this week.

On Brian's Card:
10 Dove Chocolate Bars
28.90 - 8.90 sale - (10) 1.00 man Q = 10.00
3 ProMax Bars
5.97 - .97 sale = 5.00
1 Complete Contact Solution
9.99 - 1.00 sale - 2.00 man Q = 6.99
2 Lays Chips
7.98 - 3.99 BOGO sale

Total before discounts: 52.84
Total after savings: 25.98 (used 5.00 off 15.00 and 3.00 off 15.00 and 16.98 in ECB, so 1.00 OOP, 1.29 with tax)
Saved: 51.55......98%
Got Back: 5.00 ECB from Dove, 5.00 ECB from promax, 8.99 ECB on Complete

On My CVS card:
10 Dove Bars
28.90 - 8.90 sale - (10) 1.00 man Q = 10.00
1 RightGuard Spray Deodorant
9.99 - 2.00 man Q = 7.99
1 Tombstone Pizza

Total before discounts: 43.88
Total after savings: 22.98 (used 4.00 off 20.00 and 17.98 in ECB, so 1.00 OOP, 1.56 with tax)
Saved: 42.42......97%
Got Back: 5.00 ECB from Dove, 6.00 ECB from Right Guard

I plan on going back and getting a few more things. i want to get more of the ProMax bars since they are free, but this is a monthly deal. I think a coupon came one week in the paper, but somehow I can't find mine. There is also a TON of clearanced makeup, so with coupons some of those should be free. There aren't a lot of great deals this week, but next week will have a ton of free items! You can check out some more deals for this week at the Thrifty Mama.

$25 Gift Cerficicate for only $2!

Right now, you can get a $25 gift certificate for only $2! At, pick your restaurant and at checkout enter the code SANTA. You can also get a $10 gift certificate for only .80! These will print right from your computer, you won't have to wait for any shipment. Each restaurant has specifics for how the certificate can be used so make sure you read these. Great gift idea if you still need some ideas.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Still need gift tags?

Here's some cute gift tags that you can print:

Dr. Seuss tags

Land O Lakes tags (I promise these do not have pics of butter. LOL)

I like both of them a lot. We have plenty of gift tags so we won't be using any, but they are really cute.

Some freebies ;)

Here are a few good freebies online:

Free printable calendar (1 year on 1 page) here

Free Chicago neighborhoods poster here

*I'll keep updating this as I find more*

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

WOW!! My CVS Trip Today!

4 Blade Energy Drinks
7.96 - 1.96 sale - (4) 2.00 man. Q = 2.00 profit
1 Maybelline Liquid Foundation
5.99 - 3.00 clearance - 3.00 man. Q = .01 profit
1 Danish Cookie Tin
3.49 - .50 sale - 1.00 CVS Q = 1.99
1 Powerade
1.69 - .10 sale = 1.59
2 Complete Contact Solution
19.98 - 2.00 sale - (2) 2.00 man Q = 13.98 (6.99 each)
2 Maybelline LipShine
15.98 - 7.99 BOGO sale - (2) 4.00 man. Q = .01 profit

Total before savings: 55.09
Total after savings: 15.57 (17.02 with tax) (used $5/$15, 6.00ECB and 4.47 ECB, so 1.55 OOP)
Saved: 53.54......97%
Got back: 19.59 in ECB

I also picked up my photo cards which were already paid for.

I won a giveaway!

I really should have posted this last month, but I wasn't really able to do much blogging then. I entered quite a few giveaways during the big October bloggy giveaway carnival and I won one! Here's what I got:

Not a great picture, but I don't want to open it. It includes a box of chex mix turtle bars, chocolate candles, caramel lotion, a loofah, hand massager, nail brush, and spa towel. I am so excited to give this to my aunt for Christmas. I know she will just love it! This is all thanks to The Life of a Home Mom. Thanks so much!

A Big Thank You!

I got this in the mail yesterday! 2 cards for 10 free prints each! I won this from Heather at Mommy Likes It or Not. This is a great blog with product reviews and giveaways! Right now, there is a Build a Bear Giveaway going on until Saturday night. Check it out!

Walgreens 4 day sale!

Walgreens is doing it again! They have a four day sale going on. When you spend $25 on anything in the store, you get 5$ in RR back! The best part is: it counts the $25 before coupons! Here's a great example of how to use this deal: Arm and Hammer laundry detergent is typically 6.99. If you buy 4 of these your total is over $25. Then use the Walgreens in ad coupon for Arm and Hammer at 1.99. This brings your total down to $7.96. Then use 4 1.00 man Q found here and your total comes down to $3.96! Plus you get $5 in RR! There are some other great deals going on. Thrifty Mama has a good over view of these here.

Free Nail Polish at Walgreens

Walgreens has a bunch on makeup on clearance. You can still use coupons for all of these clearance items! If you were able to get the reinventing beauty book full of coupons from CVS there are Sally Hansen nail polish coupons. 3.00 off 2 Sally Hansen nail polishes and Walgreens has then on clearance for only 1.39! This makes them free! I have tried this one already and the only problem I have run into is that Walgreens will not let me have an overage. So in order to max out this deal, I have been buying 11 nail polishes and using 5 of these coupons, making all 11 only 29 cents!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Win a Giveaway to Giveaway!

Marli at Womanly Excellence is giving away a two year subscription to All You Magazine for the winner to give away on their blog! This is a great idea! A giveaway can bring a lot more viewers to your blog! Check it out and enter here!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Update on the photo cards!

There is a new code that you can combine with the others. It will knock your cards down to 3-4 dollars! Too bad I already ordered mine.

Before you enter 20freecards, enter the code: INSTYLE08 (this is another 25% off and expires on 12/31)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Awesome Kodak Holiday Photo card deal!!

Really great Kodak photo card deal!! If you order 3 sets of 10 5x7 cards, you can get all 30 for only $5.45!!!!!
Cards must be the flat cards, no open cards and this price is if you pick them up instead of having them delivered. Delivery would be slightly more.
Log in to and create your card. Make sure you order three sets of 10 and when you get to the checkout page, enter these codes: (in this order)
HOLIDAYGREEN (this has been working for some people, but not always. I couldn't get it to work. It is 20% off $30 or more. Expires 12/24)
Then enter:
4UCJ08 (this is a 20% off $20 or more. May work with other code, not sure. Expires 12/31)
Lastly, enter:
20freecards (takes off 2 sets of 10!! Expires 12/24)

When I did mine, I could only use the last 2 codes and after choosing to pick up in store, it came to 5.45 for all 30 cards!

If you are doing more than 30 cards, here is a site with other codes: Kodak coupon codes
Also, here is the blog I found this deal at, just in case I didn't explain it well: Money Saving Methods

Some Awesome Giveaways!!!

There are some great giveaways going on right now! I will be adding to this throughout the day (maybe the week...?). Good luck to everyone who enters. I am keeping my fingers crossed. There are some great opportunities to get some Christmas presents for the people still on my list.

Avon Basket Giveaway This has some wonderful products! Great gift for someone else or keep for yourself!

A Different Avon Giveaway Another great one! I love Avon giveaways!

Soda Machine Giveaway
This looks so cool!

Avon Giveaway I love these!!!

Gift Card Giveaway The winner has a choice of 4 different gift cards!

$15 Subway Gift Card Yum!!!

$100 Wal-Mart Gift Card Yes, that says $100! Can you believe it??

Febreze candle giveaway These smell so good!

Personalized Baby Blanket Giveaway These are so beautiful!

100th post Giveaway Congrats! This one includes coffee mug, tea, and other fun prizes.

Lotion Giveaway Who doesn't need some lotion? Especially in the winter.

Thrifty Mama 100 Followers Giveaway This has a $5 giftcard to CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid!!

Photo Note Pads I love these! What a wonderful idea!

$25 Meijer Gift Card $25 could go a really long way with all your coupons!

Monogrammed Tea Towel
This is so cute! Take a look at the tea towels and other items from Plantation Designs here.

Christmas ornaments These are filled with lavender buds! Check out the Southern Belle Etsy shop too.

WowWee Alive Cub These are so cute! And would make a wonderful gift! Check out the WowWee website for more cool toys!

Christmas DVD Giveaway Great gift package for kids!

Cleaning package giveaway Includes the wonder mop!

Dirt Tamer Giveaway Awesome giveaway!

Fill In The Blankie Giveaway
These are beautiful! Checkout Fill In The Blankie website too!

Eco-Friendly Planner
The company that makes these is wonderful! All recycled materials!

Avon Makeup Giveaway Another Avon Giveaway! Love it!

Avon Skin Care Maybe someone will end up with all avon? LOL

Nokia Phone Giveaway This is amazing! a $500 Nokia phone

OMG! I am so excited for this one!

Another Avon Skincare giveaway
Really, can you tell I'd like to win some Avon?

Progresso Gift Basket
This one is great!

Flip Camera Giveaway This is so cool. What a gift. Or a great way to get lots of pictures this Christmas!

Cute Apron Giveaway
These aprons are so cute!


Well, I decided that there is pretty much no chance of me getting on top of everything this month. So I will not be posting deals to go along with the weekly ads. ,Instead I would recommend checking out some of the sites I have posted as favorites. The Thrifty Mama is a great site to help out with the weekly ad deals. I will be posting some great deals that I am able to find if I do much shopping at all. Sorry about this, it's just a little time consuming and I have a lot of stuff to do before the holidays.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Back...

Well, I missed posting two weeks of deals including Black Friday, but I'm going to jump back in this week. Just a warning that I may fall behind at points this month. I have finals next week and then with the holidays I'm not sure yet when we will be home and away. So sorry for the delay and the possible breaks, but I'm gonna try to stick on track now. :)