Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wylie Mom Random Sunday List-Nov 30

Good morning!! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!! I sure have! :)

It's been a few weeks, so here's my fun random list. I have some hot samples and sweeps to share today.

The first stop, Walmart's sample page to check out what's news. I requested a new sample of:

Ultra Gain with Baking Soda and a GLAD ForceFlex® Trash Bag

Also out there in the cyber world:

Crest Weekly Clean Headband from Vocalpoint

Chapstock sample from Lipstock. It's lip conditioner, allow up to 3 months for delivery.

If it's sweeps you're looking for, here you go!

Pepperidge Farms Win and Give, enter daily for a chance to win $1000 and also have $1000 donated to charity.

Live the Beach Life sweeps from Good Housekeeping. It's for a 4 day trip to Virginia Beach.

Also, head over to the Good Housekeeping "win" page for 20 more sweeps to enter!

Don't forget to read this post about the Gymboree gift card sweeps.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!! Please leave me a comment if you have something fun to share!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free Thanksgiving eCards


Although not appropriate for all occasions....ecards are cute, save paper and stamps ($)!! Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion for an ecard!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Walgreens-Nov 25

I had a great trip to Walgreens this week.

2 Bounty Basic $3.18
2 Kraft Mac & Cheese $3.00
Sure Deodorant, on sale $1.99
2 Excedrine, on sale B1G1, $4.49


$2.00 Excedrine newspaper coupon
$2.00 printable Excedrine coupon
$.69 each Wags Mac & Cheese coupon (- $1.62)
$.89 each Wags Basic PT coupon (- 1.40)
$1.50 Sure Dec. Easy Saver coupon
$1.00 Sure newspaper coupon
$1.00/2 Bounty PT P&G coupon

Total paid to Walgreens gift card $1.94. ZERO was paid OOP!!! My gift card ended the month with $.01 on it!

I'm getting $24.18 loaded back on the gift card for my November rebates. I think I've gotten the hang of Walgreens. Everything I got this month was "free". Yay!!

Gymboree Gift Card Sweeps

Click here to enter the Gymboree 2008 Holiday Gift Sweepstakes. You'll be entering for a chance to win a $500 Gymboree gift card. Yippee!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I've Already Been To CVS-Nov 23

At first glace, nothing was too exciting in this week's CVS circular. Then I turned to the evil Internet and stumbled upon this great CVS/Black Friday post at Surviving The Stores. Wow!! Lots of cool deals coming our way, plus looks like the sale starts Thursday (Thanksgiving). So, in order to be prepared, I needed to "make" some money at CVS. I ended last week with no ECB. Here's what I got this morning:

Maybelline Mineral Power $8.99
Revlon Nail Color $4.99
Revlon Clear Polish $5.49


$2.00 Maybelline newspaper coupon
(2) $2.00 Revlon newspaper coupons
$3/$12 any cosmetic purchase coupon, from register receipt sometime this month

Total OOP = 5.93 and I earned $8.99 in ECB. Total "profit" 3.06. But you know me.....I'm selling the Maybelline on eBay. :)

See that listing here. Remember last week's trip to CVS? I wanted to make my $11.49 OOP back. Well? Cha-Ching! Click here to see how that ended. Yay eBay!! That means last week I got free TP, mouthwash and tissues. :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Frozen Grands! Biscuits Coupon

Sometimes glancing at ads pays off....

$1.00 Off Frozen Grands! Biscuits

and there are more fun coupons at

Frozen Grands! are on sale for $1.99 at Kroger this week, making them $.99 with the spiffy coupon. Also look for peelies on the bags...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Free Huggies Samples and Coupons


Using A Cellfire eCoupon At Kroger-Nov 21

It has been almost 2 weeks since I've grocery shopped! Kroger was a must today!!

Before I left, I loaded eCoupons onto my Kroger card. Below are 3 places to load Kroger eCoupons. Remember!! These can be used WITH a paper coupon, a.k.a. stacked with a paper coupon.

P&G eSaver eCoupons

ShortCuts eCoupons

Cellfire eCoupons, I just signed up today. :)

Here's everything I got for $53.81. Not too bad, considering the last time I grocery shopped was
here and I got a bunch of stuff for Thanksgiving as well!

Some note worthy deals I got:

Frozen Pillsbury Biscuits, on sale $1.99 - $.50 ShortCuts eCoupon - $.40 newspaper coupon doubled = $.69

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, on sale $1.67 - $.50 Shortcuts eCoupon - $.35 newspaper coupon tripled = $.12

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes $1.00 - $.35 ShortCuts eCoupon - $.35 newspaper coupon tripled (up the purchase price) = $.35 overage/profit

Cottonelle 4 pack $1.19 - $.50 Cellfire eCoupon - $.25 newspaper coupon tripled = $.06 overage/profit

Green Giant Healthy Weight Veggies, on sale $1.00 - $.25 newspaper coupon tripled = $.25

Near the bread and the milk, look for a coupon pad. It's for $1.00 off milk with any Sara Lee Soft and Smooth bread purchase. I made this a great deal by getting the Whole Grain White on sale for $1.79. The Springdale milk is on sale for $2.50. Final cost $3.29 for one gallon of milk and a loaf of Sara Lee bread.

I couldn't find any, but the Duracell 2 packs are on sale for $1.00, a great deal if you use the $.50 P&G eCoupon. I'll try again on my next trip. I'll need to do a final "Thanksgiving Day Dinner" run.

I saved $42.47 this trip and earned $77 towards the Fuel Rewards.

What good deals did you find this week??

New Fruit Roll-Up Sample

Fruit Roll-ups

Walgreens-Nov 19

Here is this week's successful Wags trip:

Transaction #1

Touch of Gray $7.00

Paid $7.58 on Wags GC, no OOP. Got $7 in RR back.

Transaction #2

Almay Mascara $6.99
Wags Brand Paper Towels $3.59


$1.00 Almay newspaper coupon
Wags PT coupon (saved $1.09)
$7.00 in RR from above

Total paid on Wags GC $1.61, zero OOP. I'll get back $7.68 for the Almay mascara with the Walgreens November rebates. So overall, I "spent" $1.51 on these transactions.

I staged these transaction around my new game plan. First buy RR items with the gift card, them use the RR to purchase rebate items, "getting" that money back. Coupons and rebates are always icing on the cake!

Don't forget to send off your $8.00 Just For Men Touch of Gray rebate. Making this trip a money maker!!! $6.49 in profit to be exact!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Win $2500 From Hallmark's Greeting Card Contest


This sounds fun!! :)

CVS-Nov 18

Here's what I got at CVS this week:

Transaction #1

L'Oreal Age-Perfect $15.99


$1.00 L'Oreal newspaper coupon
$4.59 in ECB

Total OOP $11.26

Transaction #2

Charmin 16 pack $9.99
4 Tissues (B1G1 free) $2.98
2 CVS Mouthwashes $5.00


$.25 Charmin coupon (wow!)
$1.00/3 Kleenex "CVS magic coupon machine" coupon
$.50/3 Kleenex newspaper coupon
$15.99 in ECB from Transaction #1

Total OOP $.23....yay! But I have NO Extra Care Bucks! Yikes!

I pretty much staged these trips around needing the TP and mouthwash. Tissues will get used this winter for sure. The L'Oreal I am selling with the one I got here at Wags last week. Both places only had the "medium" shade left, and it's too dark for me.

As of right now, the eBay market is flooded with people selling the L'Oreal Age-Perfect things. I priced mine at $14.99 for both (at auction) with free shipping. If they don't sell at auction (who cares!!), I will move them to my eBay store and mark them up a bit more. They will eventually sell (trust me....they will!), meaning all this stuff from CVS was free. Well, profit making really, once I make the $11.49 I spent in OOP back.

Yes, in case you were wondering, I am crazy! :)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Free $10 Pillsbury Coupon Booklet

Just in case you've missed this in the past! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wylie Mom Random Sunday List-Nov 16

Yay, it's my random list of fun stuff!!

Be sure to visit the Woman's Day Giveaway page. It has 26 giveaways/sweepsatakes as of today. But, my personal favorite is the Wyndham Nassau Resort giveaway (pictured at right). It's a 5 day-4 night trip for 2. Pick me, pick me!

Con Agra Foods has a daily holiday sweeps to "Create Mini Miracles"....prizes are $100 and $1000. You can enter daily!

Enter the Meow Mix Think Like A Cat sweeps. The grand prize includes: Flatscreen TV, Blu-ray DVD Player, Surround Sound, Cat Tower, Heated Window Sill Cat Seat, and a Ball Tree Toy. My cat would love a heated window sill seat....haha! Enter weekly. Once you've entered you can also print a $1.00 Wholesome Goodness coupon.

Walmart has a new "sample"...Marie Calender's Signaute Sautes Shopping List. Too bad it wasn't an actual sample. :)

Free Team Chevy Decal from Chevrolet.

$1.00 off Juicy Juice coupon

Have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Free Purell With Aloe Hand Sanitizer

Quality Health

Worst case, you're helping support my blog! :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Small Profit At Walgreens-Nov 14

Things didn't work out quite like I had planned at Walgreens this morning, but it was still a successful trip!

Loreal Age Perfect Moisturizer (on sale) $14.99
4 Scotch Tapes $5.16
4 Progresso Soups $11.99
Jif Peanut Butter $3.29
Pop Tarts 2.19
Applesauce $1.00


$2.00 Loreal/Walgreens coupon from newspaper
4/$5.00 Progresso Walgreens coupon (-$5.99)
(4) $1.10 Progresso Soup printable coupons
B1G1 Scotch Tape Walgreens coupon (-2.58)
$.55 Jif coupon from newspaper
$.55 Pop Tart coupon
$5/$20 Walgreens coupon

$15.78 paid on Walgreens gift card (from October rebates), OOP = ZERO.

And, I'll get back $16.48 for the Loreal (14.99 plus 10% bonus for loading rebate to Walgreens gift card). So, this trip ends with a $.70 profit. :)

I had planned on getting 2 canned pumpkins and 2 Coffee-Mates, but they were out. I got the Pop-Tarts and applesauce instead. Not a bad job of re-working my deal....I just "needed" the Coffee-Mate and pumpkin.

P.S. I ended up with $26.92 from my October rebates. :)

P.S.S. I might make even more money on this trip if I decide to sell the Loreal on eBay. I'm still thinking on that one....

Yay!! It's A Walgreens Coupon!

Just what I needed!!! Walgreens has issued a $5/$20 coupon for today and tomorrow. I have all my October rebate money burning a whole in my pocket and this can really help me "make" some money with the November rebates.

Need a coupon??? Get your $5/$20 Walgreens coupon here

And remember, this coupon is for a $20 purchase after coupons, before tax, no alcohol, gift cards, know the drill. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wylie Mom Won An Award!!

I won a blog award!! Wow!! It's always so flattering to win an award. I guess I'm always a tiny bit shocked that people even read my blog. It's even more fun since I was MIA for a week. It's like coming back from vacation and getting a raise....well kind of. :)

This super cute award was given to me by Momma Val, thanks so much!!

Now, here are the acceptance rules:

1. Displaying the award.

2. Linking back to the person who gave it to you.

3. Paying it forward & nominating 7 blogs.

4. Leaving comments on their blogs telling them they’ve received one. Enjoying the award.

Here's the best part, passing the award on to other great blogs.

My Penny Pile - Maryanne has the best Kroger deal wrap-ups, she gets right down to the good stuff and doesn't just re-type the ad. :)
Comical Coupon Cents - Tasha is really funny and reminds me of all the fun in couponing.
Money Saving Methods - Carrie is so organized and has "new and outside of the box" ways to make and save money.
Justine's Grocery Brags - Justine always rocks the grocery and drug store deals!!
eBay Selling Coach - Suzanne shares great eBay ideas for anyone who's willing to read them. :)
Jane 4 Girls $800 Annual Budget - Erin is the best couponer ever.....$800 a year???? Could you do it?
The Thrifty Mommy - Miss Mommy's blog has "something for everyone".

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CVS, I Missed You!

After a few weeks, I finally made it into CVS. It was definitely not my best trip!! They were out of the Agent Blue, so I had to rework my deal on the spot and did a poor job! I guess that's the price to pay for going on vacation!! :)

CVS Fabric Softener $3.49
Pull-Ups $9.50
Palmolive $1.49
Smart Water $1.59
Garnier Hair Stuff $2.99
Birthday Card $1.99
Crackers $.30 (my son ate them!)


$4/20 CVS coupon that was mailed to me
$1.00 Garnier newspaper coupon
$2.00 Pull-Up coupon
$3.69 in ECB

Total OOP was $11.52 (ouch!!) and I got back $4.59 in ECB.

I "made" $.90 in ECB and will get back $1.00 for the Pull-Ups from The Caregivers Marketplace rebate, so with my "Wylie Mom Math" it's like I only spent $9.62. I guess I can live with that.

$10 Bonus From Coinstar

I'll admit it, I've never used a Coinstar machine! I remember them charging fees in the past and have steered clear. On the flip side, banks don't offer change machines anymore either. But here's a deal that has got me pretty interested!

1. Cash in $40 or more of coins onto a gift card or eCert at a participating Coinstar Machine.

2. Mail in the bottom portion of the receipt to get your $10 holiday bonus.

Sounds easy enough, right? This is a great idea for loading a gift card for the holidays, and the 25% return (invest $40, get $10) is better than the stock market!

Visit Coinstar to read up on the details or to find a location near you.

P.S. There will be no Coinstar fees is you load to a gift card... :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Super Cheap Firewood Near Parker, Texas

Hey there local readers!! Anyone live close to Southfork Ranch????

Condren Tree Service has a GREAT deal on firewood. It's $40 a pick-up load. You have to stack/load it yourself so bring gloves. And, you can only fill up the bed, level to "the top". So, you might need to load neatly.....but it's only $40!!!!!! Sure beats those $80 "stacks" you find all over town.

Condren Tree Service is located on Parker Road in Allen (technically) and is about 1/2 mile west of Southfork Ranch, on the north side of the road.

It's pretty "eco-friendly" too, since it's a tree service (the trees needed to be cut down and removed anyway)....and it's a lot of wood. At least for the wood needs of someone living in the "warm" Dallas area. We still have lots left from last years load. :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just A Few Samples....

Trying to "catch up" on my sample requests. Looks like I missed some fun ones while I was gone. Here's what I requested this morning:

Glad Storage Bags from Walmart.

Huggies Supreme Diapers from Walmart, size 1 and 3 available.

Dove Cream Oil Lotion sample from Dove.

Playtex® Drop-Ins® Original Nurser System which are BPA-free. I'll give these to my SIL, over at Lucky Duck Savings.

Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers sample from Costco. Sizes 1-6, you can leave the member number blank if you don't have one.

Run across a hot sample??? Leave me a comment!!!

Back In The Saddle-Kroger 11/09

We were so low on groceries once we got back from our Mexico trip!! So, yesterday I worked on coupons for a bit. I still had to clip last weeks coupons and look through this weeks. Then I finally had a chance to look through the Kroger ad.......WOW! The "mega event" looked awesome. So, I made a list with a few staples to get us started and maxed out the mega event deals (you can do it 3 times per transaction). Here's all I got for $33.79. Pretty good.....even after a vacation, don't you think?

I got 40 items so that breaks down to $.84 an item!!

I saved $56.18 and got a fuel discount credit of $72. E-85, by the way, is $1.45 a gallon ($1.35 with discount)!

I only got bananas since I'm planning a trip to the new Murphy Sprout's this week. If you go on Wednesday, it's double ad day. I can't wait to check it out!

I also tried to do a CVS run yesterday, but couldn't find the Loreal. What a surprise....haha! So, I'll rework my list/coupons today. Depending on the rain, I'll go today or this evening when I take my daughter to dance. It's great to be home!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Goodies In The Mail

Although it seemed a bit overwhelming at first, sorting the mail was pretty fun after being gone for a week. Here's what was awaiting my return:

Target coupons......YAY!!!! This one was addressed to me. The last batch I got were addressed to my hubby.

$5 rebate check from The Caregivers Marketplace.

Free Blue's Clue's book from a Sunmaid Raisin Rebate Offer.

And a $1.00 Excdrine/CVS coupon. Speaking of CVS, I also recieved a $5/$25 coupon in my e-mail box while I was gone. It expires today, so that will be a great excuse to jump back in the CVS game.

Speaking of free stuff in the mail, yesterday I got the $5 Lysol Pediatrician Rebate (that took a long time) and sample of Greenies Cat Treats or you can pick dog treats.

Any hot samples or rebates? Leave me a comment!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


I'm not a slacker!! Although......I have been sitting on the beach in Cozumel, Mexico for a week!!

For safety's sake, I choose not to announce to the world my departure and arrival home dates...but I had a great time and will be back to blogging by tomorrow I'm sure!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

P&G Samples & Coupons

Be sure the check out the P&G Sample & Coupon page. Depending on what you might have requested in the past, there are new samples.

I was lead to the page with the promise of (another) Pantene Sample, but I think I've already gotten it. What I was able to request was a sample of Tide Total Care!

There was also an Olay® Definity Intense Hydrating Cream sample listed...but I must have already requested that as well.

The new P&G coupon insert comes out tomorrow with $106 in savings!!

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