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Monday, August 30, 2010

Rite Aid: P&G Scenario

On the back page of the Rite Aid this week it details how if you spend $50 of participating P&G products, you get $15 +Up Rewards back. If you are needing some of these items, this would be a good time to get them!

Here are the P&G items participating in this deal, valid this week only:

Charmin bath tissue, 24 big rolls, $12.99
Bounty paper towels, 15 rolls, $12.99
Duracell batteries, various sizes, $9.99

Gain dish liquid, $.89
Always pads or pantiliners $2.99

Tampax tampons, $2.99
Vicks DayQuil or NyQuil $4.99

Olay Complete or Regenerist Skin Care, B1G1 50% off

Secret, Old Spice, Gillette Deodorant, select varieites, 2 for $8
Gillette Body Wash, 2 for $8
Gillette Venus, Mach3, Sensor3 or Custom Plus disposable razors, $5.99
Scope Mouthwash, 710-1 liter, $3.50

Fixodent, $3.50

Crest Rinse, 440- 1 liter, $4.99

Crest toothpaste, 6.2 oz, twin pack, $4.99
Oral B Pulsar toothbrush, $4.99

Crest toothpaste, $2.69
Oral B manual toothbrush, $2.69

Scope mouthwash 250 ml, $2.69

PLUS, you can also get over $110 in coupons from P&G when you send in your receipt and fill out the required form from yesterday's P&G insert. Remember, the $50 total is before coupons!

Okay. Here is what I did this morning. I needed everything except the toothpaste and mouthwash. I wanted to buy razors, but my store was already out. So I bought the toothpaste and mouthwash instead to bring up my total. I will just donate those items. :)

(2) Charmin @ $25.98
(2) Gillette deodorant @ $8
(2) Gillette body wash @ $8
(1) Tampax @ $2.99
(1) Scope @ $3.50
(1) Crest @ 2.69
Total: $51.16

$5/$25 Video Values coupon
(2) $1/1 Charmin coupons (I got these in the mail awhile ago)
(2) Gillette Deodorant or Body Wash, any excluding trial size $2/1 (8-31-10) PG-8/1
(2) Gillette Body Wash Free with Purchase of Gillette Deodorant, Excludes Trail Size (9-30-10) PG-8/29
(1) Tampax, any 18 ct. or higher $1/1 (9-30-10) PG-8/29
(1) $1/1 Scope from P&G Year of Savings Booklet
(1) Crest Toothpaste, any 4 oz. or larger or liquid gel excluding Crest Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar .75/1 (8-31-10) PG-8/1
Total after coupons: $29.41

Then I got a $15 +UP Reward that printed!

Now, I will also submit for $2 in Single Check Rebates for the toothpaste and Tampax. So my grand total after coupons, rebates and reward will be $12.41. I consider this a very thrifty price on the items I purchased today. I mean...look at all that toilet paper!

And I will get another P&G coupon booklet with over $110 in savings to use on future sales.

Awesome. I ♥ Rite Aid!

Rite Aid 8/29-9/4

  • These are the BEST offers this week. Always check your local ad to verify prices as they change by region.
**Note that the +UP Rewards are limited to one per Wellness Card. For example, once you get an +Up Reward for an item you can no longer get another +Up Reward for more of that item during the promotion period.**


Gain Dish Soap $.89
Use Gain Dish Liquid $1/1 (9-30-10) PG-8/29
Final Price: FREE after coupon!

Pantene Restoratives Beautiful Lengths Hair Care $4
Use Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths Product, Excludes trail size $2/1 (9-30-10) PG-8/29
Get a $2 +UP Reward
Final Price: FREE after coupon and reward!

Nivea Lip Care $2.99
Get a $1.99 SCR
Get a $1+Up Reward
Final Price: FREE after rebate and reward!

Art Skills Poster Lights $3.59
Get a $3.59 SCR
Final Price: FREE after rebate!

DynaPep Energy Micro Shot $3.99
Get a $3.99 SCR
Final Price: FREE after rebate!

Bufferin $6.99
Use Bufferin product, any 130 ct. $3/1 (9-5-10) SS-7/11
Get a $6 SCR
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupon and rebate!

Boudreaux's Butt Paste $3.99
Use Boudreauxs Product, any $2/1 (12-31-10) SS-4/11 AND
$3/1 Video Values coupon
Final Price: FREE after coupons!

Nivea for Men body wash $3
Use Nivea for Men Body Wash, any 16.9 oz. $1/1 (10-31-10) RP-8/29
Get a $2 +UP Reward
Final Price: FREE after coupon and reward!

Accu-Chek Blood Glucose Monitor $9.99
Get a $9.99 rebate from manufacturer (form in box)
Final Price: FREE after rebate!


Art Skills Poster and Craft Paint 4 for $5
Get a $4 SCR on four
Final Price: $.25 each after rebate!

Listerine $3.99
Use $1/1 printable
$1/1 Video Values
Get a $1 +Up Reward
Final Price: $.99 after coupons and reward!

Gillette Deodorant or Body Wash 2 for $8 (buy 2 Deodorant & 2 Body Wash)
Use (2) Gillette Deodorant or Body Wash, any excluding trial size $2/1 (8-31-10) AND (2) PG-8/1Gillette Body Wash Free with Purchase of Gillette Deodorant, Excludes Trail Size (9-30-10) PG-8/29
Final Price: $1 each after coupons!

Colgate Max White Toothpaste 2 for $3
Use (2) Colgate Toothpaste, 4.0oz. or larger .75/1 (9-18-10) SS-8/29
Get a $1 +Up Reward on two
Final Price: $.25 each after coupons and reward!

Always or Tampax $2.99
Use Tampax, any 18 ct. or higher $1/1 (9-30-10) PG-8/29 OR
Always Pad, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths, any $1/1 (9-30-10) PG-8/29
Get a $1 SCR
Final Price: $.99 after coupon and rebate!
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Still available! 4 pack season passes (2011) for Seven Peaks, Trafalga, Owlz, and Flash $139.95! 1 and 2 packs now available!

This is an AMAZING offer from City Deals! An entire summer of entertainment for a family of 4 for just $34.99 each!

This package includes four (4) “Pass of All Passes”

Each "Pass of All Passes" includes all of the following thru Labor Day 2011 -- yep we said 2011!

Questions about this pass? Call 800-970-8824 9am - 5pm MST

Seven Peaks Waterpark
-- Unlimited admission on days of normal operation
-- A 3% discount on food in the park

Trafalga Fun Center, Orem
-- Unlimited Mini Golf
-- Unlimited Slick Track
-- Unlimited XD Theater
-- Unlimited Batting Cages
-- Does not include arcade tokens

Trafalga Fun Center, Lehi (formerly Liberty Land)
-- Unlimited Mini Golf
-- Unlimited Laser Tag
-- Unlimited Slick Track
-- Unlimited Bumper Boats
-- Unlimited Rush Coaster
-- Unlimited Rock Climbing
-- Unlimited Carousel
-- Unlimited Frog Hopper
-- Unlimited Kiddie Area
-- Unlimited Pirate Ship
-- Unlimited Train & Airplane
-- Unlimited Mini Track
-- Unlimited Drop Tower
(Does not include arcade tokens)

Orem Owlz Games (at Brent Brown Ballpark)
-- Unlimited General Admission Tickets
(one ticket per home game per pass)

Utah Flash Games (at McKay Events Center)
-- Unlimited General Admission Tickets
(one ticket per home game per pass)

LINK TO “Pass of All Passes”

Try code: TSEARSBC for free shipping. Expiration unknown.
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Halloween Costumes! Do you Buy or Make? Which is cheaper?

This is my daughter dressed as Princess Leia last year on Halloween. My Mom is an accomplished seamstress and so Halloween is easy when Grandma makes the costume! My only addition to this costume was the hair (easy since she has natural Leia hair), blaster (black spray paint on old plastic Nintendo gun) and boots (white spray paint on clearance cheapy boots) and some help with the belt. Yes, it's a very cool costume. Thanks, Mom!

I love Halloween. I love the decorations. I love making spooky recipes and homemade root beer with dry ice (1 gallon of water; 1 lb of sugar; 1 oz. root beer extract; 1 lb dry ice). I love carving the coolest jack-o-lanterns on the block and I love the costumes!

My goto place for all things Halloween is FamilyFun Magazine and you can find many of their ideas on Over the years I have tried and loved many of their recipes and costume ideas. One of my favorite costumes to make was the Alien Encounter costume. Making the papier-mâché head was a blast! Family Fun also has some great last minute costume ideas which tend to be much easier and cheaper than some of the costumes we have gone with over the years. In fact, many times making a costume at our house is more expensive than just buying one on sale! They are definitely more time consuming. But we feel the results are worth it in the end. We may border on cosplay (this year she's going as Princess Zelda - she's really into strong Princess characters!), but it's a family project that we really enjoy!

What about you? Do you purchase your costumes or make them?
Friday, August 27, 2010

Printable coupon: Free Chips & Queso at Chili's!

Join the Chili's Email Club and print a coupon for FREE Chips & Queso!
Just enter your name, email, birthdate, and zip code, and then you'll be able to print your coupon.


Once you print your coupon, there is another offer to enter your last name and the last 4 digits of the credit card you use most frequently at Chili's, and you'll also be able to print a coupon for a FREE Brownie Sundae. 

Chili's comment about credit card security: We ask for just the last 4 digits of your credit card number in order to offer you personalized discounts and improve our offerings at Chili’s. We will never share your information, and rest assured that we cannot deduce your full credit card information from the last 4 digits alone. We take your privacy very seriously.

JCPenney salon styling products sale - Buy 1 Get 1 for .88! Redken, Sexy Hair + coupon!

If you use any salon styling products, this is a HUGE discount over retail price, and discounts on these items are rare unless you're a hair stylist.

JCPenney's in-store salons have all their name brand styling products Buy 1 Get for .88. Excludes shampoos and conditioners. There is a limit of 6 products and no more than 3 of the same item. Offer ends 8/31.

You may also be able to combine this $10 off a $25 purchase coupon.   It does not exlude salon products, so it should work.

Some of the items included....

Redken Guts
$16 + second one for .88

Redken Iron Silk
$15 + second one for .88

Big Sexy Hair hair spray or mousse, asst.
Prices varied

Short Sexy Hair Hard Up gel
$15.95 + second one for .88

Digital Scrapbook Artist Software: Free. Regularly Fifty Dollars

For a short time, Digital Scrapbook Artist software is available for free download from Amazon. This software is normally fifty dollars and the limited number of free downloads goes quickly, so if you're interested in starting digital scrapbooking without a big software investment, grab it now!

Fox 13 Deals 8/28/10

1. GPS Magellan Roadmate 1340 only $40 shipped at!

More info HERE

2. 150 Organic Lollipops for only $8.88 shipped!

More info HERE

3. It's time for Papa Murphy's Customer Appreciation Days! Large Pepperoni Pizzas are $3.99

More info HERE

4. Gap Utah and Rod Works team up for amazing discounts and a giveaway!

More info HERE

5. Smiths is rounding up coupons again!!

More info HERE
and HERE

6. Get a Seven Peaks "Pass of All Passes" for $34.99 a person!

More info HERE
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stop! Don't throw out those glass jars!

Our curbside recycling program does not accept glass at this time. So I often find myself pausing at the trash can, trying to think of a new purpose for these glass bottles.
I have started holding onto them, waiting for inspiration to strike. I figure that if I can't find a use for them, I can deliver them to a recycling center myself.
The straight walled, wide mouthed peanut butter jars, in particular, have really been on my mind lately.
For one thing, the peanut butter is pretty pricey! I'm a penny pincher so I know I could get Skippy or JIF for less, especially using coupons. A LOT less. But the Adams ingredient label appeals to my efforts to feed my family healthier foods so I pay a little more for it. We go through a jar every three weeks or so. I'm accumulating a good collection of them.
Because of their size, I thought they might make good canisters for the pantry. And finding a useful purpose for them might take a bit of the sting from the price of the peanut butter away.
After a little spray paint and some old dresser drawer knobs, I'm pretty happy to replace my 30 year old Tupperware canisters with these.
I'll recycle the Tupperware of course! Or repurpose it somewhere.
I wonder what a set of vintage pea green Tupperware canisters is going for on Ebay?
Where was I?
Oh yes, my new canisters! 
I even made some for the craft room. I just printed the labels using a free clip art website and applied them with some contact paper. If you own a  vinyl cutter you could make them even fancier.
I've been holding on to that giant pickle jar in the top picture for a while now. Today I decided to give it a new life as a Pottery Barn inspired vase.
I just wrapped it with jute, using  hot glue to adhere it to the bottle. I had the jute and hot glue on hand so it cost me nothing. But even those things would only be a couple of dollars if you had to buy them.
I think I'll do the same with the large wine bottle. 
As soon as my glue gun finger heals up. 
These are certainly not my original ideas. Just things I've seen other people do. But they serve a useful purpose in my home and keep some glass out of the landfill.
Buying glass canisters similar in size to the ones I made today would have cost anywhere from $3 to $15 each. Which means I saved myself some money too.
As I was searching for other ideas for reusing glass I was amazed and inspired by all the great things you can do.
With a small investment in a glass cutting tool you can even turn empty bottles into drinking glasses, light fixtures, garden ornaments, etc. 
Just today I read about using inverted glass bottles as mini greenhouses to start plants in your garden.
The next time you have a glass bottle that is ready for the trash, pause for a moment and try to imagine it with a new purpose. Especially if that new purpose will save you money. 
There's no harm in helping your wallet while you help the planet.

Canvas Print Deals! $15 or less!

Canvas Prints are very trendy and now they are also a very good deal! Two different retailers are offering great deals on prints - free and just pay the shipping or reduced price with free shipping.

Get a free 8x10 photo canvas. Shipping is $14.95.
Get an 11x14 photo canvas for $12.99 with free shipping.
Use coupon code 11X14CNVS. Exp 09/02/2010

Dollar Days at Pfalzgraff! $1, $5, $10, and $20!

Save big during Pfaltzgraff’s Dollar Days Sale, featuring more than 800 items at $1, $5, $10 and $20.
Valid 8/26 thru 8/30

Dollar Days at Pfaltzgraff

Free shipping on orders over $99.00

Melamine Soup/Cereal Bowl
Was $3.99
Now $1.00

Richmond Park Creamer
Was $9.99
Now $1.00

Blush Accents Creamer
Was $9.99
Now $1.00

Blush Accents Sugar Bowl w/Lid
Was $9.99
Now $1.00

Hope for the Cure Silicone Trivet, Pink Ribbon
Was $4.99
Now $1.00

Jell-O® Silicone Mini Mold, Rasberry
Was $2.99
Now $1.00

Mikasa Accent Plates
Was $9.99
Now $1.00

5-Piece Place Setting
Was $49.99
Now $20.00

Dollar Days at Pfaltzgraff

Coloring - Not Just for Kids!

Several years ago I discovered advanced coloring books and I fell in love with the beautiful designs. I ordered several books and found out that you're never too old to COLOR!

Below are a few of my favorite books. These are 4 for 3 at Amazon and FSSS. Not only do I, personally, get a lot of enjoyment from these books - the children in my life do as well. This is an enjoyable activity to do while you're sitting in a doctor's office, in church or in your office on a conference call.

In addition to these pattern books, there are books with fairies, dragons, and many other advanced coloring options!

To color, I prefer Crayola Twistables Crayons and/or Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils. These are on sale everywhere this time of year. I've linked to deals at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NEW printable coupon! $2 off any Ball Park product!

$2/1 any Ball Park product

LINK TO OFFER (Facebook offer)

Earn a few extra $ a month by doing surveys with Pinecone Research

Do you enjoy giving your opinion on new products?  If so, why not get paid for doing it?

One company that I have had much success in completing surveys and product testing for and getting payment promptly has been Pinecone Research

They are currently recruiting females ages 18-24 or age 35+.  If interested, click on this link to register since they only recruit by invitation only.

Save a bundle! Use our printable shopping lists at the grocery store!

Just one of the awesome tools here at PYP...ready-made shopping lists.  We scour grocery ads to find the best deals at many of your favorite stores, and match them with available coupons.   Check the list below and see if you find your favorite store!

Fred Meyer



Associated Foods Stores






Fresh Market






Ream's (Salt Lake & Davis counties)

Ream's (Springville)

Utah Smith's












North Raley's

North Safeway

North CVS

South Albertsons

South Ralph's

South Von's

South Stater Brother's

South Pavilions

South Food For Less

East Albertsons

East Fred Meyer

East Safeway

East Walgreens


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