New Month New Coupons

>> Saturday, January 2, 2010

It's a new month so be sure to print the lastest available coupons online.

Here are some the the coupons available at
$1/1 Bagel Bites
$1/1 L'Oreal Eye Product
$2/1 L'Oreal Hair Color
$1/1 Dunkin' Donuts coffee
$1/1 Yoplait Fiber One yogurt
$1/1 YoPlus yogurt
$1/1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters

Get these coupons and more at Red Plum:
$5/$25 Rite Aid
$1/2 M&Ms
$2/1 Visine
.50/1 Florida Crystals
$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta

Find the following coupons at EatBetterAmerica:
$1/1 Cheerios
$1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
$1/1 Yoplait Delights yogurt
$1/2 Muir Glen products
$1/1 Yoplait frozen smoothie

You'll find these latest coupons at Mambo Sprouts:
$1/2 Rice Dream, Soy Dream or Almond Dream beverages
$1 off Simply Organic quality 4 oz. Vanilla extract or Gluten Free Baking Mix
$2/1 Rescue Remedy, Rescue Sleep, Rescue Energy, Rescue Cream
$1/1 Seventh Generation diapers
$1/1 Country Choice organic product


Walgreens Deals 1/3/10

Here are the best deals I see at Walgreens this week.

Register Reward Deals

Kellogg's Cereal select varieties 2/$5
RR $2
$1/2 Kellogg's cereal 12/13/09 RP
$1 each after Q and RR

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh shaved meat 9 oz. or lunchables, Kraft American Singles 12 oz. 3/$7.50
RR $2.50
-.50/1 or $1/2 Kraft singles 12/6/09 SS
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer lunch meat(not sure which insert this is from)

Buy $20 participating items get $5 RRs, Buy $5 get $1:
Brita Pitcher 48 oz., 3 pk. replacement filters, faucent mount refill $15
-$5/1 Brita system, $1/1 replacement filter printables here
Tilex 16 or 32 oz. 2/$5
Clorox 6 pk. toilet wand refills, toilet bowl cleaner, 3.5 or 24 oz., 35 pk.disinfectant wipes, Clean-up with bleach 2/$5
Pine-Sol 28 oz. 2/$5
Formula 409 32 oz. 2/$5

Electrasol 20 pk. or Jet Dry 8.45 oz. $3.49
RR $1
$2.50/1 Electrasol 1/3/10
Free after Q and RR

Buy $10 or more get $3 RR
Robitussin or Dimetapp $5
$2/1 Dimetapp printable
$2/1 Robitussin D printable
Progresso soup 18.5 or 19 oz. 4/$5
$1/4 Progresso 12/6/09 or 1/13/10 SS
$1.10/3 printable
Kleenex tissues 80, 85, 100 or 200 sheets 4/$5
$1/4 Kleenex 12/6/09 SS

Deal Idea#1:
buy 2 Dimetapp or 2 Robitussin D $10
use (2) $2/1 printable
get $3 RR
$1.50 each

Deal Idea #2:
buy 8 Progresso soups $10
use (2) $1.10/3 printables
get $3 RR
.60 cents each

Visine Eye Care .5 oz. $3.99
RR $1
$2/1 Visine printable
.99 cents after Q and RR

Filler Items

Morton Salt or Deerfield Baking Soda 2/$1 with In Ad Q
Hershey's candy .49 cents each with In Ad Q
Hunts Tomato Sauce 8 oz. .39 cents with In Ad Q
Hydrogen Peroxide 3/$1 with In Ad Q
Big Roll Bathroom Tissue 2/$1 with In Ad Q


Snapfish: 50 Prints For 50 Cents

Snapfish is offering 50 4x6 prints for 50 cents when you use the code NEWYEAR50 at checkout. Additional prints are 9 cents each. Offer valid through 1/7/09.


Purchase $10 In Participating ConAgra Foods Get $25 Coupon Booklet

>> Friday, January 1, 2010

Purchase $10 of the following ConAgra Foods and get a $25 coupon booklet:

Orville Redenbacher's
Crunch 'n Munch
Snack Pack
Chef Boyardee
Kid Cuisine
Peter Pan

Visit the All You website here for more details and to print your offer form.


Dunkin' Donuts: Get A $2 Bonus When You Register Your DD Card

Register your new DD card at Dunkin' Donuts between 12/28/09 and 2/7/10 and get a $2 bonus added to your card. Offer valid for new Dunkin' Donuts registrations only. Limit one $2 bonus per card. Go here for more details.


White Castle: Free Small Coffee New Years Day

Print this coupon to get a free small coffee at White Castle today. Limit one per customer. Valid 1/1/10 only.


Free Admission To Callaway Gardens

Now this is a freebie to get excited about, especially if you live in the Southeast. From January 1 to February 28, Callaway Gardens is offering free admission. If you are close enough to make a day trip to Callaway Gardens this would be a great family outing. For more information visit the Callaway Gardens website here.


Happy 2010

>> Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for making this such a wonderful year here at The Money Jar. I look forward to all the new year holds for us all. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous 2010.


Weekly Deals-My First Trip To Publix

Moving from Kentucky to Florida has meant leaving my beloved Kroger behind. I do have a plenty of stores to choose from here including a Publix. I've heard great things about Publix so I figured I needed to check it out. Moving also means we have to restock our pantry and freezer. For Christmas, I received gift cards to Target, WalMart & Publix which will make restocking easier on us given our current budget. I plan to stretch those cards as far as I can. This week I decided to give Publix a try and was pleasantly surprised for the most part. I'm finding bread, milk and meat to be quite expensive here so I'm going to have to figure out where to get the best deals on those. So far I've not found any of the awesome Manager's Specials on bread like I was used to in Kentucky.

So here's how I did at Publix. Keep in mind we had nothing in the freezer and not much in the pantry so not everything purchased was a rock bottom deal.

I spent: $39.57 (on gift card so ZERO out of pocket)
I saved: $33.64

2 pkgs. Wonka Gummies $2 minus (2) $1/1 Qs =Free
Boston Butt Roast $4.14
Nesquick Strawberry Milk $1 minus .50/1 Q = .50 cents
Kraft Singles $2 minus .50/1 Q = $1.50
Dannon Activia Yogurt $2 minus $1/1 Q = $1
Dannon Danimals $2 minus $1/1 Q = $1
Arnold Wheat bread $1.89 minus .55/1 Q = $1.34
Emerald Peanuts B1G1 $3.29 minus $1.50/2 Q = .89 cents each
3 lbs. apples $1.99
2 8 ct. pkgs. Juicy Juice B1G1 $2.99 minus $1/2 MFQ and $1/2 Target Q = .50 cents each
Cheez Its B1G1 $4.09 minus $1/2 Q= $1.54 each

I also stopped by Target to check out their after Christmas clearance.

I spent $4.15(on gift card, ZERO out of pocket)
I saved $8

2 bags M&Ms $2.98(reg. $5.98) minus $1/2 Q = .99 cents each
2 pkgs. Ritz crackers $2.98 (reg. $5.98) minus $1/2 Q = .99 cents each

For more shopping inspiration stop by Southern Savers, Cha-Ching On A Shoestring and I Heart Publix.


Coupon Preview 1/3/09

There will be 5 inserts in this Sunday's paper: 2 Smart Source, 2 Red Plum and 1 General Mills. Remember coupons vary by region. For a list of available coupons stop by Sunday Coupon Preview.


2009 Financial Review And 2010 Goals

>> Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We had high hopes for our finances in 2009. My husband was back at work after 3 months of unemployment. And even though our income had been significantly slashed, we knew we had the tools to recover and rebuild. We were not counting on unexpected medical bills, another job loss, a move and having to pay rent and a mortgage.

Here are the original goals we set for ourselves:
1) Pay off my husband's car.
2)Make monthly "car payments" into a car savings account each month.
3)Build our emergency fund up to six months of living expenses.
4) Continue our normal contributions to retirement savings.
5) Paying extra on our mortgage.
6)Save $1000 to cover all expenses for next Christmas.
7)Finally, by the end of the year, we plan to evaluate our savings plan and find a way to begin saving for college expenses.

So how did we do?
1) Well, the car was paid off in January and that has been a huge help to us as we were able to navigate all the financial challenges a little better with no car payment.
2)We attempted the monthly car payment but were not able to do that every month.
3)Our emergency fund has been greatly reduced over the last few months.
4) We've not added anything to our IRA is the last few months.
5) We stopped paying extra on our mortgage when we realized we would have to sell the house.
6) We saved about 3/4 of the money we'd planned to save for Christmas and were able to stick to the reduced budget.
7) We were never able to address the college savings this year.

Looking back, I'm so thankful for all the tools that helped us navigate a challenging financial year. I have no doubt God provided us with the wisdom and resources we needed. In 2008, we learned to make and stick to a buget from Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover which is still a favorite resource of mine. I had also become a coupon shopper which had allowed us to greatly reduce our grocery budget. We also learned to say no to more stuff and find contentment with what we had.

As we look forward to 2010, the immediate outlook is more of the same. Until our house sells in Kentucky our finances are going to be very tight. Our income covers our basic expenses. Things like clothing, entertainment, travel to visit family, gifts, etc. are not part of the budget and will have to come from any extra income I am able to generate. But I have to say, it's kind of exciting to know that once the house sells we are going to be able to really save knowing just how little we really need to get by on.

So there are no big, grand financial goals for 2010 at this time. Currently our three goals are:

1) Sell our house.
2) Stay within our current budget so we don't have to deplete our savings any further until our house sells.
3) I need to find ways to generate extra income to cover the extras as well as best utilize coupon shopping for the things we need.

Once our house sells, we will revisit our budget and financial goals.

If you are new to budgeting and living frugally, I will be sharing a post soon on how to set up a budget that works for your family so stay tuned.


Smokey Bones: Free Appetizer New Years Day

>> Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Print this coupon for a free appetizer at Smokey Bones on New Years Day. Offer valid 1/1/10 only.


JCPenney: $4.99 Valance Blowout

Need some new window treatments? JCPenney is having a valance blowout in their outlet. They are offering quite a few different styles for just $4.99. Be sure to go through Ebates to get 3% cash back on your purchase.


Bath And Body Works: $10 Off $40

>> Monday, December 28, 2009

Go here to print a coupon to get $10 off your purchase of $40 or more at Bath and Body Works. Valid through 1/3/10.


25% Off At Leapfrog

Through January 14th, get 25% off all books, games and accessories at LeapFrog when you use the code DEC23 at checkout. You will also get free shipping on orders over $30.

To get great deals on LeapFrog products in store, stop by to print the following coupons:

$5 off any Leapster game
$4 off LeapFrog Tag book
$2 off LeapFrog Tag Junior book


Adorama: Two Packs Rayovac Rechargeable Batteries $6.98

If you're like me, you always need extra batteries around. I've been trying to build up my supply of rechargeables but they can be expensive initially. Adorama is offering two 4 packs of Rayovac 4.0 AA Rechargeable batteries for just $6.98. They are also offering free shipping on this item.


Walgreens Photo: 9 Cent Prints

Order 50 or more 4x6 prints from Walgreens photo and get them for 9 cents each when you enter the code 9CENTS at checkout.

You can also get 25% off photo gifts when you use the code GIVEFUN at checkout.

Both offers are valid through Saturday, 1/2/10.


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