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Investigate the Un-Expected Curve Balls!

So… literally right after my most recent post… I found out the Lamp in my 52″ Samsung went out!

Or shall I say…

EXPLODED!

 See the little shattered glass pieces?!

Now, my husband works 2 hours away Monday through Fridays… so I am left single parenting and even having to take care of the “man” stuff around the house!

Picture it… me trying to get behind a huge TV with a screwdriver… looking up instructions on the internet on how to get to the damn lamp! All the whilst my two daughters are getting in my way and I am praying that I don’t topple the TV over! (Phew)

So I text the picture to my husband and he calls back right away…

Him- “How did you get the lamp out!?”

Me- “I looked it up on the internet!”

Him- “Oh… well looks like you’ll have to get online and order a new one… should be around $100”

Me- “Yikes… ok.”

Him- “Well… at least if it comes while I’m not there, you know how to put it back in!”

Me- “Oh Yay!”

😉

So I got online and googled the lamp code and saw this…

BP96-00224J

BP96-00224J

BP96-00224J Samsung DLP TV Lamp

BP96-00224J Samsung TV Lamp Replacement with cage assembly included. Same Day Shipping. 3 Month unconditional no-risk warranty. Lamp Assembly with High Quality Original Bulb Inside.

BP9600224J Lamp Replacement
BP96-00224J Projection TV Lamp
w/Quality Original Bulb Inside

List Price: $263.20

Sale Price: $188.00

(27) units currently in stock

Quantity:  

WHAT?

It’s $188 on SALE?!?!

NO-WAY!

So of course I spent the next 20 minutes surfing the internet price checking (and checking the s/h fees) and finally found THIS ONE!

LAMP W/HOUSING for SAMSUNG BP96-00224A BP9600224B

Item condition: New
Time left: 20 days 2 hours (Apr 10, 2012 02:35:09 PM PDT)
Quantity:
More than 10 available
Price: US $57.29 Buy It NowBuy It Now
Watch this item
Shipping: FREE shipping Read item description or contact seller for details.
Returns:
30 day exchange, buyer pays return shipping
NEW eBay Buyer Protection -- Learn more

Yippee! Gotta love eBay! And I got eBay bucks in return for the purchase!

That’s like over $100 less!

So until I get my lamp back for this…

I’ll be watching TV on this!

Too Spoiled! 

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A Great Coupon Stacker for $10 at Target!

Right now TARGET has great coupons for toys! Whether you get your Mobile Coupons, go on their Coupon Website or received the Toy Coupon Insert in your Sunday Paper on 11/6.

I am having a Transformers themed birthday party for my son on Saturday and have been searching for a good gift. I came upon this stacker and found the right one!

The coupon stacker is for…

KRE-O Transformers Optimus Prime

You’ll find the Manufacturer coupon at Coupons.com

$5.00 off (Expires 11/27)

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And you’ll find the  $5 off Target Coupon in 3 different places…

Online at the Target Coupon Website

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Your Mobile Target Coupons

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Or the Toy Coupon Insert from Sunday Paper 11/6

That’s a total of $10 savings on this awesome toy that ANY boy would be excited to open.

So whether it’s a Birthday or early Christmas Shopping… you HAVE to take advantage of this one!

😉

Coupons.com Savings Club – Is It Worth It?

Some might ask the question…

“Is it worth it to SPEND money in order to SAVE money?”

Most of the time… my answer to this question will be, YES!

I joined the savings club at COUPONS.COM

You’ll have the option to spend either $3/month (for a total of $36/year)

or

Pay the $30 up front for the entire year. ($6.00 Savings)

Here are the perks…

  • More Coupons – Get additional premium coupons from top brands and printable coupons from across the Web using the Coupon Finder.
  • Greater Savings – Save more with up to hundreds of dollars in available coupons.
  • Early Access – Cut in line to get the best offers first.
If you do the math… your spending less than a DIME a day to get these extra perks. I don’t know about you… but I spend more than a dime a day on some nonsense items sometimes!
I constantly open up my email to great coupons sent to me, I get coupons for certain items before other people do and when I sign in… there are extra coupons to print then there are just on the standard website!
(For example, when I log onto the website it states there are 134 printable coupons… then when I sign in it says there are 164 printable coupons!)
Here is another example of the differences…
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Your “Exclusive Coupons” are usually more in savings.
If you like to save… always remember the saying…
“It Takes Money to Make Money”
🙂

Sneak Peek into Sundays Coupon Inserts 10/16

*Note: Not all newspapers come with the SAME inserts in them. Some have more coupons than others. The National Papers tend to have the larger coupon inserts than the more localized papers.

 

SmartSource (SS 10/16/11)

  • $1.50/1 4-Way Nasal Product, exp. 1/13/12
  • $1/1 Act Bottle, exp. 11/26/11
  • $1/1 Alpine Lace Deli Cheese, exp. 11/30/11
  • $1/2 Alpine Lace Deli Cheese Package, exp. 11/30/11
  • $1/1 Barber Foods Product, exp. 11/26/11
  • $5/1 Bausch+Lomb Ocuvite Product, exp. 1/31/12
  • $1/1 Benefiber Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2/1 Benefiber Stick Pack, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/1 Bic Disposable Razor, exp. 11/13/11
  • $1/1 Bissell Carpet Cleaning Powder or Cleaning Foam, exp. 12/25/11
  • $2/1 Bufferin Low Dose Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $3/1 Bufferin Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/2 V8 Splash, exp. 11/27/11
  • $3/1 Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution, exp. 11/26/11
  • $1/1 Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution, exp. 11/26/11
  • $1/1 Comtrex Cold & Cough, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/1 Eight O’Clock Coffee Bag, exp. 11/30/11
  • $2/2 Eight O’Clock Coffee Bag, exp. 12/31/11
  • $0.75/1 El Monterey Mexican Snack, exp. 1/31/12
  • $1/1 Everybody’s Nuts Bag, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1.50/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 12/3/11
  • $0.75/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 12/3/11
  • $1/1 Finesse Product, exp. 1/30/12
  • $1.50/1 Freshpet Dog Joy Treats For Dogs, exp. 1/8/12
  • $2/1 Freshpet Select Roasted Meals For Cats & Dogs, exp. 1/8/12
  • $1/1 Gas-X Prevention, exp. 12/11/11
  • $1/1 Gas-X Product, exp. 12/11/11
  • $1.50/1 Genteal Product, exp. 2/29/12
  • $1.50/3 Hershey’s Snack Size Bags of Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds or Twizzlers, exp. 10/31/11
  • $0.50/1 Johnsonville Italian Sausage, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2/1 Keri Lotion, exp. 12/31/11
  • $0.50/1 Land O’Lakes All Natural Omega-3 Eggs Package, exp. 12/31/11
  • $0.50/1 Land O’Lakes All-Natural Eggs Package, exp. 12/31/11
  • $0.50/1 Land O’Lakes Fresh Buttery Taste Spread Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2.50/2 Maalox Advanced Product, exp. 1/14/12
  • $1/1 Maalox Advanced Product, exp. 1/14/12
  • $1/2 Nestle Nesquik Powder, exp. 1/15/12
  • $1/1 NoDoz Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $3/1 Oxy Clinical Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/1 Oxy Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/2 Pepperidge Farm Frozen Texas Toast or Loaf, exp. 12/25/11
  • $0.75/1 Pepperidge Farm Stone Baked Artisan Rolls, exp. 12/25/11
  • $25/1 Philips Sonicare DiamondClean, Flexcare+ or Flexcare Rechargeables Toothbrush, exp. 1/31/12
  • $5/1 Philips Sonicare Handle or Brushhead, exp. 1/31/12
  • $1/1 Play-Doh Halloween Bag, exp. 10/31/11
  • $0.50/2 Prego Italian Sauce, exp. 12/31/11
  • $7/2 Prevacid 24 Hour Product, exp. 11/12/11
  • $2/1 Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper Starter Kit, exp. 11/30/11
  • $1/1 Simply Sensible Fresh Entree, exp. 1/31/12
  • $1/2 Softlips Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/1 Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $3/2 Triaminic Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2/1 Ultimate Flora Probiotic, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2/1 Vagistat-1 or Vagistast-3, exp. 12/31/11

RedPlum (RP 10/16/11)

  • $3/1 Abreva Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/2 Ball Park Product, exp. 11/13/11
  • $2/1 Breathe Right, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1.50/1 Breathe Right, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2/1 Caltrate Gummy Bites, exp. 11/27/11
  • $5/1 Centrum Pronutrients Probiotic Supplement, exp. 11/13/11
  • $3/1 Centrum Pronutrients Supplement, exp. 11/13/11
  • $3/1 Centrum Specialist Multivitamin, exp. 11/13/11
  • $1.25/1 Digiorno Pizza & Wyngz, Pizza & Cookies or Pizza & Breadsticks, exp. 11/16/11
  • $0.30/1 Domino Organic or Demerara Sugar Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $0.75/2 Domino Sugar Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2/1 Garnier Herbashine, exp. 11/27/11
  • $1/1 Hatfield Marinated Pork, exp. 1/31/12
  • $2/1 Hatfield Marinated Tenderloin or Loin Filet, exp. 1/31/12
  • $1/1 Hatfield Product, exp. 1/31/12
  • $1/2 Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat Package, exp. 11/12/11
  • $1/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage Package, exp. 11/12/11
  • $1/3 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Coca Krispies or Rice Krispies Gluten Free Cereal, exp. 11/27/11
  • $1 off Marcal Small Steps Bath Tissue, Towels or Napkins, exp. 11/20/11
  • $1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement, exp. 11/30/11
  • $1/2 Nestle Halloween Candy Fun Size Bag, exp. 10/31/11
  • $1/2 Purina Dog Snacks Package, exp. 1/16/12
  • $1/1 Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $1/1 Rimmel London Product, exp. 12/31/11
  • $2/1 Schick Hydro Razor, exp. 11/13/11
  • $2/1 Schick Hydro Refill, exp. 11/13/11
  • $0.75/1 Schick Hydro Shave Gel, exp. 11/13/11
  • $1/1 Suave Body Lotion Product, exp. 11/13/11
  • B2G1 Suave Body Wash Product, exp. 11/13/11
  • $0.25/1 Suave Deodorant Product, exp. 11/13/11
  • $0.50/2 Suave Kids Shampoo, Conditioner or Detangler Product, exp. 11/13/11
  • $0.50/2 Suave Men Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product, exp. 11/13/11
  • $0.50/2 Suave Professionals Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product, exp. 11/13/11
  • $0.50/1 SuperPretzel PretzelDogs Product, exp. 11/26/11
  • $0.50/1 SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Product, exp. 11/26/11
  • $1/2 Temptations Treats For Cats, exp. 11/26/11
  • $2/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent, exp. 11/6/11
  • $1/2 Wonka Halloween Candy Fun Size Bags, exp. 10/31/11

Procter & Gamble (P&G 10/16/11)

All coupons expire on 11/30

  • $3/1 Align Product
  • $1/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins
  • $1/2 Charmin Product
  • $1/2 Cheer Product
  • $2/1 Clairol Hair Color
  • $1/1 CoverGirl Product
  • $1/1 Crest Rinse
  • $1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel
  • $1/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries
  • $1.50/1 Duracell Rechargeable Batteries, Charger or Hearing Aid Batteries
  • $1/1 Era Product
  • $1.50 off Gain Detergent AND Fabric Enhancer
  • $1/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer
  • $2/1 Gillette Mach3 Disposable, Sensor3 or Custom Plus3
  • $3/1 Gillette Mach3 Disposable, Sensor3 or Custom Plus3
  • B2G1 Mr. Clean Product
  • $5/1 Oral-B Replacement Brush Heads
  • $10/1 Oral-B Vitality or other Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
  • $1 off Puffs Product
  • $1/1 Satin Care Shave Gel or In Shower Moisturizer
  • $2/1 Venus Razor or One Venus or Daisy Disposable Razor

Unilever Target Insert (Unilever 10/16/11)

All coupons expire on 11/13. Unless otherwise marked, these are Target store coupons.

  • $1/1 Axe Bodyspray or Deodorant
  • $1/1 Axe Hair Styling Item
  • $1/1 Axe Shampoo or Conditioner
  • $1/1 Axe Shower Gel
  • $1/1 Degree Deodorant
  • $2/2 Dove Men+Care Body & Face Bars
  • $1/1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash
  • $2/2 Dove Men+Care Deodorant
  • $1/2 Best Foods or Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Item
  • $0.75/2 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Item
  • $1/1 Lever 2000 Bar Soap or Body Wash
  • $1.50/1 Pond’s Facial Care Item
  • $1/1 Q-Tips Cotton Swabs
  • $0.75/1 Skippy Peanut Butter
  • $1/2 Suave Men Body Wash
  • $1/1 Suave Professionals Men Hair Styling Item
  • $1/2 Suave Professionals Men Shampoo
  • $2/2 Vaseline Lotion – MANUFACTURER COUPON
  • $0.75/2 Wish-Bone Salad Dressing

Sometimes We Get Thrown Curve Balls!

My poor son was hit with a Double Whammy…

…he had to be picked up from school yesterday due getting pink eye (which he now has in BOTH eyes)…

AND he was up ALL night coughing (in my bed of course)!

I woke up this morning, called the Dr. and brought him in.

The point of this is that sometimes we are thrown curve balls in our lives and we have to “pay” for them. (Literally)

But not always!

I will share some tips with you on how to save even in situations like this.

For my sons pink eyes, the Dr. was getting ready to write a prescription. This is when I stepped in and asked him if he happened to have any samples of this medicine.

Whaddaya know… he did! And he gave me 2!

See… Doctors make money off every prescription they write, so they won’t just offer you the samples. But if you ask… 7 out of 10 times they WILL have the sample!

Next I had to take care of my son’s cough/cold.

So I came home, jumped on the computer and immediately started searching online for coupons.

I found this website!

 Phizer Consumer Healthcare Special Offers

I was able to print off coupons for 3 different brands that would suit my situation.

I knew I was going to CVS because I had my $2.00 extracare/bucks from taking my pledge!


I then took my coupons and extracare/bucks to CVS and looked for the best deal.

I came upon this…

The LARGER bottle of Dimetapp on sale from $11.79 down to $6.99!

Used my $2.00 off online printable manufacturer coupon

and my $2.00 extracare/bucks and paid only…

$2.99!

What could have been a good $25 ding in my pocket between the pink eye medicine & buying cold medicine “the old way”… my entire day consisted of $2.99 for his medicines and $4.97 for his McDonalds Happy Meal medicine!

Hope this helps you all out since there is a lot of bad germs floating around right now.

🙂

Coupon Stacking at Target for BIG Savings!

Well… I did it again!

A nice little shopping trip to target and I only spent $20.00!

It’s all about the coupons stacking. Every single item you see on this table I either stacked coupons with… or at least had a coupon for.

Make sure you go to the Target Coupon Website for my listed Target Coupons.

We’ll start with the big deals!

3 Maybelline NY ColorSensational Lip Glosses

Original Price – $4.94ea

Used (3) $2.00 off Target Coupons

Used (3) $2.00 off Manufacturer Coupon (Redplum 9/11)

Total – $0.94ea ($2.82 of all 3)!

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6 Trident (18 stick) Packs of Gum

Original Price – $0.99ea

Used (3) BOGO Target Coupons

Used (2) $1.00 of 3 packs, Manufacturer Coupon (SmartSource 8/21)

Total – $0.17ea ($0.97 for all 6 packs)! 

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2 Boxes of Milk-Bones

Original Price (Sale) – $2.41

Used $1.50 off 2 boxes, Target Coupon

Used (2) $1.00 of 1 box Manufacturer Coupon (RedPlum 9/25)

Total – $0.66ea ($1.32 for both boxes)!

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2 Boxes of Stouffers Family Size Frozen Dinners

Original Price – $7.29ea

Uses (2) $1.50 off 1 box, Target Coupon

Used (2) $1.00 off 1 box, Manufacturer Coupon (SmartSource 9/25)

Total – $4.79ea ($9.58 for both boxes)!

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1 Box TAZO Passion Tea (20ct) Bags

Original Price (Sale) – $2.79

Used $1.00 off 1 box, Target Coupon

Used $1.00 of 1 box, Manufacturer Coupon (SmartSource 9/11)

Total – $0.79 for 1 box!

12pk Diet Pepsi

Original Price (Sale) – $3.66 + CRV

Used $1.00 off (1) 12pk, Target Coupon

Total – $2.66 + CRV

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2 Bottles Market Pantry 100% Apple Juice

Original Price $2.24 ea

Used $1.00 off 1 Bottle, Target Coupon

Total – $1.24ea ($2.48 for both bottles)!

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Total of bill – $21.12

Paid with my 5% Red Card to get an additional $1.10 off…

Grand Total – $20.02

My total savings this trip was $34.16! (More than what I paid!)

🙂

Some More Great Target Coupon Stackers

Two more good deals I found at Target from stacking coupons.

VICKS NyQuil or DayQuil

$1.00 off Manufacturer Coupon found in this months P&G 10/2

And $0.50 off Target Coupon found in this weeks Redplum 10/2

Vicks Day or NyQuil – $4.42

Manufacturer Coupon – $1.00 off

Target coupon $0.50 off

Total for Vicks – $2.92!

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Another one is GLAD Odor Shield Trash Bags (42ct).
$0.75 off Manufacturer coupon in this weeks P&G 10/2

$1.00 off Target store coupon found at Target Coupon Website

42ct Glad Trash Bags – $8.29

Manufacturer Coupon – $0.75 off

Target Coupon – $1.00 off

Total for Glad Trash Bags – $6.54

Great Coupon Stacker at Target – Maybelline NY Lip

I just found a GREAT coupon stacker at

Maybelline New York

COLORsensational Lip Gloss!

Use your $2.00 off Manufacturer Coupon from the Redplum 9/11

and the $2.00 off Target Coupon found on the Target Coupon Website

Maybelline COLORsensational Lip Gloss – $4.94

Manufacturer Coupon $2.00 off

Target Coupon $2.00 off

Total or lip gloss – $0.94!

Yipee…Target Reloaded Their Coupons! 15 Pages Worth!

Great news everyone…

Target reloaded their Coupon Webpage.

Go to the Target Coupon Website and check out the 15 pages of great coupons they’ve posted!

Here is a sneak peek:

Candy to get you ready for HALLOWEEN!

Clothing & Home coupons:

If you didn’t get the PlaySchool Coupon insert in your paper today… no worries!

You can print them all from the target site!

And of course I LOVE when they reload this one… because that means I can get my kids their apple juice for cheaper than it already is!

Sometimes 2 for $2.50 when it goes on sale!

I saw a lot of coupons that will be able to be stacked with some manufacturer coupons… I’ll do more research about it and then do another post to let you know!

🙂

Lot’s & Lot’s of Coupons! – 10/2 Sundays Coupon Round Up

This was my face when I saw all the coupon inserts that were in today’s paper!

7 INSERTS TOTAL!

2 Separate SmarSources

RedPlum of course…

This months P&G brandSaver!

PepsiCo Insert

A General Mills insert!

And last… a Playschool Toys insert!!!!

(My son was happy about this one.)

I texted a picture of all the coupon inserts to my husband this morning and he texted back…

HOLY SH**!

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Happy couponing.

🙂