Couponing for the Rest of Us

Target 70% Clearance on Backpacks is Coming… (Wait for it!)


Jamie here, I don’t know what your finances are like at this time of year – but if you’re struggling to buy the kids new backpacks (on top of the shoes, clothes, and supplies they need) I want to share a tip with you.  I make my kids wait until the first or second week in September for new backpacks.

Gasp!  I know – I’m a mean, mean mommy – what amount of therapy can ever heal them from such shame!  Just kidding – my kids actually are FINE with this.  When else would they hear the words “Choose any one you want – don’t worry about the pricetag!”


Last year I just couldn’t swing new backpacks before school started – there were too many other expenses pouring in.  SO we waited.  When Target finally marked backpacks down around the first week of September – we pounced.

Embark Backpacks were $4.50 (Reg $15) and the Puma ProCat backpacks were only $12 (Reg $40).  My little one was SO excited to pick out this regularly pricey Puma Procat backpack – I later saw on a magazine cover that it’s the same one Gwyneth Paltrow’s kid has!  :)

Here’s my post from early September last year – right after we made our clearance backpack run:

I’d told my kids at the beginning of the school year that they needed to wait on new backpacks until the prices went down – and boy am I glad I did!  The entire wall of backpacks was 70% OFF – and my kids were able to get some fancy PUMA backpacks for about $10 each.  They were thrilled when the words “choose any one you want” came out of my mouth :)


If you just really need backpacks right away – these Puma ProCat backpacks are 50% OFF online right now as well.



I was BLOWN AWAY by the amount of 70% OFF Clearance I found as I went from endcap to endcap in a happy delirium :)

One of the first thing I spotted was a couple Patio Tables for 70% OFF – making them only $20!  I don’t need anything glass in the vicinity of my rowdy boys and their friends – so I passed on this one.  Right next door to the patio aisle was a wall of backpacks that had me beating a swift path in that direction….


Here are three of them being very happy & goofy in the costume aisle :)


School Whatnots 70% OFF

Besides Backpacks – a lot of school supplies and lunch kits were on sale as well for 50% – 70% OFF.  This BYOB Neoprene Lunch Bag by Built was only $3 (Reg $12) – so cute!  This RE waste basket was around $1.50 (Reg $5).  I also picked up a pack of LEGO Ninjago Pencils for a steal.


Dorm Room Clearance 70% OFF

 I wanted to see if there were any more of those great clearance stools or ottomans we posted back here. The Dorm Room stuff I’d picked up last week for 50% OFF was now 70% OFF!   That made both of these lamps $5 each, and this cute stool only about $5 as well!


Bedding Clearance 70% OFF too???!!

At this point I thought I’d probably give my husband a heart attack when I came home – but then I also found a King Size Comforter & Shams for only $29.99 (Reg $99.99) and a couple pillows that look nice together for about $7 each! (Reg $24.99)   At this price, I just honestly couldn’t walk away.  It’s been about 10 years since we got a new comforter – it was time!

All in all I walked away with some awesome deals – the backpacks alone at full price would’ve cost what I spent on everything else combined.

I’d LOVE to hear what you found in your store – please share in the comments!

Restaurant Roundup: 7/26 (Starbucks, Cheesecake Factory, Spaghetti Warehouse)

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Check out this week’s Restaurant Roundup for some great coupons to local restaurants!  And don’t forget that Starbucks Treat Receipt is back as well!

Restaurant coupons

Beef O’Brady’s – $3 off $15 or $5 off $25 purchase (Exp Jul 31)

Bob Evans – B1g1 50% off Entree wyb 2 drinks (Exp Jul 31)


Bravo - 50% off Lasagna on July 29

Buca di BeppoBuca Di Beppo - $10 Off 2 Pastas, Baked Pastas, or Entrees


Carrabba’s - $5 Off Lunch or Dinner Entree wyb 1 Entree (Exp Jul 27)

Carrabba’s - $10 off Dinner Entree wyb 1 Entree (Exp Jul 27)


Cheesecake Factory- 1/2 price Cheesecake on July 30-31

Chili’s - FREE Chips & Choice of Dip with purchase of Adult Entree (Exp Jul 26)

Chuck E. Cheese - Various Coupons (Exp Jul 31)

Dave and Buster’s – FREE $10 Game Play with $10 Game Play purchase

Dickey’s BBQ Pit - FREE Kid’s Meal with Adult Entree Purchase (Exp Jul 31)

Fudruckers - $7 Chili Cheese Black Angus Hot Dog, Fries & Bottomless Drink (Exp Jul 27)

Hardee’s - Various Coupons (Exp Aug 2)

KFC - $0.50 wings with any bucket purchase (Exp Aug 3)

Lenny’s Subs – New Coupon each Wednesday

Longhorn Steakhouse – B1G1 50% Off Lunch Combos Monday-Friday 11-4 (Exp Aug 8)


Mimi’s Cafe – B1g1 FREE Lunch or Dinner Entree wyb 2 beverages (Exp Jul 27)

Outback Steakhouse – 15% off entire purchase (Exp Jul 27)

Quiznos - $5 Small Combo – Includes any small sub, regular fountain drink and chips.

Red Robin – $3 off with movie ticket from Hercules Movie July 28-31

Smokey Bones - 15% off online order with code OLO.E.072214 (Exp Jul 27)

Spaghetti Warehouse – B1G1 FREE 15 Layer Lasagna or Spaghetti & Meatballs (Exp Jul 31)

Spaghetti Warehouse – $6 15-Layer Lasagne on July 29

Steak Escape – $5 Off Regular Sandwich, Bowl, Wrap (Exp July 31)

Which Wich – FREE Chips & Drink with Sandwich Purchase (Exp Jul 27)


Papa John’s – Any 2 Large Pizzas for $11 each with code T715ANY2

Papa John’s – 25% off Regular priced order with code PNC25

Pizza Hut – 1 Medium 3 Topping just $6 with code TEOMED3T6

Pizza Hut – $9 for any pizza, any size with code ONLG9

Little Caesars – $1.99 for Crazy Bread & Sauce

Domino’s – Large 2 Topping Pizzas just $5.99 each (Carryout Only)



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CVS Ad 7/27 – 8/2 | FREE Oral B, Cheap Razors, Ragu and Colgate

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Here are all the best deals from the CVS Ad this week!  We love the FREE Oral Be toothbrushes!
Helpful Hints:

CVS ExtraBucks

Get $1 ECB wyb 1 Participating Bic Disposables, Limit 1


Bic Disposables, 3 – 10 ct – $6.99

  • $3.00/1 BIC Disposable Razor; Excludes Trial and Travel Size – 7-27-14 SS – (exp. 08/23/14)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.99
Final Price: $2.99
Includes coupon and ECB savings

Get $2 ECBs wyb 1 Participating Colgate Mouthwash, Limit 2


Colgate Total Mouthwash, 1 L – $5.99

  • $2.00/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse, 32 oz or Larger – 7-27-14 SS – (exp. 08/23/14)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.99
Final Price: $1.99
Includes coupon and ECB savings

Get $2 ECBs wyb 1 Participating Zantac, Limit 3


Zantac 150, 24 ct or Zantac 75, 30 ct – $8.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.99
Final Price: $2.99
Includes coupon and ECB savings

Get $3 ECBs wyb 1 Participating Oral-B Cross Action, Limit 2


Oral-B Cross Action Power Toothbrush, 1 ct or Refill, 2 ct – $5.99

  • $2.00/1 Oral-B Adult Battery Toothbrush; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 7-27-14 PG – (exp. 08/31/14)
  • $3.00/1 Oral-B Replacement Brush Heads, 2 ct or Larger; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 7-27-14 PG – (exp. 08/31/14)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: Free
Includes coupon and ECB savings

Get $3 ECBs wyb 3 Participating Lipton, Ragu or Hellmann’s, Limit 1


Ragu Pasta Sauce, 23.9 24 oz – $1.67

  • $0.40/2 Ragu Products; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip – 7-27-14 RP – (exp. 08/24/14)
  • $0.60/2 Ragu Products; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip – 7-27-14 RP – (exp. 08/24/14)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.47
Final Price: $0.47
Buy 3; Use $0.60/2 coupon; Includes ECB savings

Get $5 ECBs wyb 1 Participating Nature Made VitaMelts, Limit 1


Nature Made Vitamelts – $8.49

All varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $7.49
Final Price: $2.49
Includes coupon and ECB savings



7UP, A&W, Sunkist or Canada Dry, 2 L – $0.99

Limit 4 at $0.99; Limit 1 at $0.69 with coupon$0.30/1 coupon at the in-store CVS coupon machine

Final Price: $0.14
Use $0.30 CVS coupon and $0.55/1 manufacturers coupon

Personal Care


Mitchum or Lady Mitchum – $2.99

Excludes Twin Packs and Clinical

Final Price: $0.99

 CLICK HERE for the full CVS Printable List – and let the new *Stars* guide you to the Top deals.

FREE Crest Rinse at Rite-Aid Sunday

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Starting Sunday at Rite-Aid you can get FREE Crest Rinse with this new coupon!

Here’s how:

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HOT $2/1 Tide Coupon | ONLY $1.63 at Walgreens (Starts Sunday!)

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Just a reminder to grab this week’s paper for this $2/1 Tide Coupon for a HOT Walgreens deal that starts Sunday!

Next week Walgreen will have Tide  on sale for $4.94, making it $163 after this coupon and balance reward deal.

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LEGO City Sets | Fire Emergency Set 32% OFF!



Right now on Amazon get some nice deals on LEGO City sets!

This LEGO City Fire Emergency Rescue Set is only $27.36 (Reg $39.99)  That’s 32% OFF!


LEGO City Museum Break-In  $47.99 (Reg $69.99)

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LEGO Minecraft the Nether only $27.42 Shipped!!



WHOA!  Right now on Amazon, LEGO Minecraft Nether  is just $27.42 – and miracle of miracles – it’s in stock!

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Jamie’s Bi-Lo Trip: Suave, Perdue Chicken, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Fruit Snacks



I stopped in Bi-Lo last night to get some of the great deals going on this week – here’s what I got for $8.60!

Here’s a breakdown of all these items with coupons (BONUS – they’re only printable coupons!)

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