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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Expiration Dates

I recently found this site, and I think it's amazing! Unfortunately, not all products have expiration dates on them, so sometimes you don't know when something will go bad.

Certain items in your house practically scream “toss me” when their prime has passed. That mysterious extra white layer on the Cheddar? A sure sign it needs to be put out of its misery. Chunky milk? Down the drain it goes.

But what about that jar of olives or Maraschino cherries that has resided in your refrigerator since before the birth of your kindergartner? Or the innumerable nonedibles lurking deep within your cabinets and closets: stockpiled shampoo and toothpaste, seldom-used silver polish? How do you know when their primes have passed?

With help from experts and product manufacturers, Real Simple (http://www.realsimple.com/) has compiled a guide to expiration dates. These dates are offered as a rough guideline. The shelf lives of most products depend upon how you treat them. Edibles, unless otherwise indicated, should be stored in a cool, dry place. (With any food, of course, use common sense.) Household cleaners also do best in a dry place with a stable temperature. After the dates shown, beauty and cleaning products are probably still safe but may be less effective.


Unopened: Starts to lose flavor after 110 days.
It’s best to store bottles in boxes, and then in dark place.
Stronger alcohol and higher levels of hops might extend the shelf life of a beer.
One example is Michelob Craft Specialty beers, which are often at their peak with 180 days.
(Source: Budweiser support)

*Brown sugar
Indefinite shelf life, stored in a moisture proof container in a cool, dry place.

*Chocolate (Hershey bar)
1 year from production date

*Coffee, canned ground
Unopened: 2 years
Opened: 1 month refrigerated

*Coffee, gourmet
Beans: 3 weeks in paper bag, longer in vacuum-seal bag (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)
Ground: 1 week in sealed container

*Coffee, instant
Unopened: Up to 2 years
Opened: Up to 1 month

*Diet soda (and soft drinks in plastic bottles)
Unopened: 3 months from "best by" date.
Opened: Doesn't spoil, but taste is affected.

*Dried pasta
12 months

*Frozen dinners
Unopened: 12 to 18 months

*Frozen vegetables
Unopened: 18 to 24 months
Opened: 1 month

Indefinite shelf life

*Juice, bottled (apple or cranberry)
Unopened: 8 months from production date
Opened: 7 to 10 days

Unopened: 1 year (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)
Opened or used: 4 to 6 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

*Maple syrup, real or imitation
1 year

*Maraschino cherries
Unopened: 3 to 4 years
Opened: 2 weeks at room temperature; 6 months refrigerated

Unopened: 40 weeks
Opened: 3 months

Unopened: Indefinitely
Opened: 2 to 3 months from “purchase by” date (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

2 years (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

*Olives, jarred (green with pimento)
Unopened: 3 years
Opened: 3 months

*Olive oil
2 years from manufacture date (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

Unopened: 1 to 2 years unless frozen or refrigerated
Opened: 1 to 2 weeks in airtight container

*Peanut butter, natural
9 months

*Peanut butter, processed (Jif)
Unopened: 2 years
Opened: 6 months; refrigerate after 3 months

Unopened: 18 months
Opened: No conclusive data. Discard if slippery or excessively soft.

*Protein bars (Power Bars)
Unopened: 10 to 12 months. Check "best by" date on the package.

*Rice, white
2 years from date on box or date of purchase

*Salad dressing, bottled
Unopened: 12 months after "best by" date
Opened: 9 months refrigerated

*Soda, regular
Unopened: In cans or glass bottles, 9 months from "best by" date
Opened: Doesn't spoil, but taste is affected

*Steak sauce
33 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

5 years, stored in a cool, dry place

*Tea bags (Lipton)
Use within 2 years of opening the package

*Tuna, canned
Unopened: 1 year from purchase date
Opened: 3 to 4 days, not stored in can

*Soy sauce, bottled
Unopened: 2 years
Opened: 3 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

42 months

*Wine (red, white)
Unopened: 3 years from vintage date; 20 to 100 years for fine wines
Opened: 1 week refrigerated and corked

*Worcestershire sauce
Unopened: 5 to 10 years (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)
Opened: 2 years

Household Products

*Air freshener, aerosol
2 years

*Antifreeze, premixed
1 to 5 years

*Antifreeze, concentrate

*Batteries, alkaline
7 years

*Batteries, lithium
10 years

3 to 6 months

*Dish detergent, liquid or powdered
1 year

*Fire extinguisher, rechargeable
Service or replace every 6 years

*Fire extinguisher, non-rechargeable
12 years

*Laundry detergent, liquid or powdered
Unopened: 9 months to 1 year
Opened: 6 months

*Metal polish (silver, copper, brass)
At least 3 years

*Miracle Gro, liquid
Opened: 3 to 8 years

*Miracle Gro, liquid, water-soluble

*Motor oil
Unopened: 2 to 5 years
Opened: 3 months

*Mr. Clean
2 years

Unopened: Up to 10 years
Opened: 2 to 5 years

*Spray paint
2 to 3 years

2 years

*Wood polish (Pledge)
2 years

Beauty Products
All dates are from the manufacture date, which is either displayed on the packaging or can be obtained by calling the manufacturer's customer-service number.

*Bar soap
18 months to 3 years

*Bath gel, body wash
3 years

*Bath oil
1 year

*Body bleaches and depilatories
Unopened: 2 years
Used: 6 months

*Body lotion
3 years

2 to 3 years

Unopened: 2 years
Used: 1 to 2 years
For antiperspirants, see expiration date

*Eye cream
Unopened: 3 years
Used: 1 year

*Face lotion
With SPF, see expiration date. All others, at least 3 years

*Foundation, oil-based
2 years

*Foundation, water-based
3 years

*Hair gel
2 to 3 years

*Hair spray
2 to 3 years

*Lip balm
Unopened: 5 years
Used: 1 to 5 years

2 years

Unopened: 2 years
Used: 3 to 4 months

Three years from manufacture date

*Nail polish
1 year

*Nail-polish remover
Lasts indefinitely

1 to 2 years

*Rubbing alcohol
At least 3 years

2 to 3 years

*Shaving cream
2 years or more

*Tooth-whitening strips
13 months

*Wash'n Dri moist wipes
Unopened: 2 years
Opened: Good until dried out

Beauty Supplies Expiration Dates

*Anti-aging and acne treatment
Three months to a year. Antioxidants are easily oxidized, so be on the lookout for any changes in color.

*Body lotion
Two to three years, particularly if it’s in a pump container.

*Shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel
About three years.

*Bath oil
One year.

Check the package for an expiration date.

*Mascara and liquid eyeliner
Three to four months. Make sure you’re diligent about replacing these items to prevent contamination and infections.

*Eye and lip pencils
Three to five years. Sharpen them before each use as a way to preserve them and keep them clean.

*Lipstick and lip gloss
Two to three years.

About two years. Most bottles are designed to last that long. And if you don’t use it, chances are you didn’t love it to begin with.

About two years. To get more mileage out of a perfume, resist the temptation to display a pretty bottle on your vanity. Instead, stash it away in a cool, dark place.

*Nail polish
One year.

*Hairstyling products
Three to five years. Most are alcohol-based, which helps preserve the formula.

*Bar soap
Up to three years.

*Shaving cream
About two years.

Up to two years.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Coupons, Deals and More

Target-ing Fridays from Coupons, Deals and More

So Monday, Ann from Coupons, Deals and More emailed me about her newest feature: A Mr. Linky for Target Deals. I will admit, I've never had a Mr. Linky exchange before and it was quite pleasant and I'm getting some increased traffic from it. I just want to say Hi and Thank you to everyone who has been visiting me from that link! And thanks Ann, for thinking of me!

Schwans Free Food - 2 Different Promos

On August 1st, Schwan's will be giving away free food to it's first 500,000 customers. No purchase necessary. Offer ends 9/30/09 and limited to the first 500,000 new residential/household customers (i.e., have not purchased any products from Schwan's Home Service, Inc. within the past 14 weeks) who are located in an existing route of Schwan's Home Service. Limited to one offer per residence/household and may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Visit Schwans.com for all the details.

If you don't want to wait for this promotion, there is a $5 off coupon code for Schwan's with no minimum purchase price. The code is D5 and there are a good amount of products that end up free or nearly free with this coupon. I don't think you can combine the two promotions, but let me know if you can.

And the best thing about Schwan's is... they deliver right to your door! How amazing is that? Have fun with your free food!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Coupon Insert Preview - August 2nd, 2009

Thanks to VaMtnMama @ SD

SmartSource/RedPlum 8/2/09
I do apologize for not having the P&G but here are the other two for this coming Sunday.
Central Virginia Area

SmartSource 8/2/09
Ken’s Dressings $1/2 (x9/30/09)
Ken’s 7oz Lite Accents Salad Dressing spray $1/1 (x9/30/09)
Ken’s Marinade or Buffalo Wing Sauce $1/1 (x9/30/09)
Red Baron Fire Baked Crust Pizza $1/1
General Mills Cereals $1/2 Frosted Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios or Yogurt Burst Cheerios Cereals (x9/12/09)
Fiber One Toaster Pastries $.50/1 (x9/12/09)
General Mills Cookie Crisp Cereal $.50/1 (x9/12/09)
El Monterey Tornados $1/1 (x11/30/09)
Chef Boyardee Cans or Microwave Pastas $.35/3 (x9/12/09)
Peter Pan Peanut Butter any variety 12 oz or larger $.50/2 (x9/12/09)
Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn $.40/1 (x9/30/09)
Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn Jar $.40/1 (x9/30/09)
Reddi-wip $.50/1
Kleenex $.50/3 Facial Tissue OR any One Bundle Pack (x9/30/09)
Benadryl $1/1 any (x11/12/09)
Benadryl Children’s $1/1 any (x11/2/09)
Benadryl Cream, Gel or Spray $1/1 (x11/2/09)
Zyrtec $4/1 24 ct or larger (11/2/09)
Zyrtec Children’s $2/1 (x11/2/09)
Sudafed PE or OM $2/1 (x11/2/09)
Tylenol Allergy or Sinus $1/1 any (x11/2/09)
Visine $2/1 any (x11/2/09)
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross (excludes trial size) $1/1 (x11/30/09)
Neosporin $.50/1 any (x11/30/09)
Band-Aid $.50/1 any excludes trial size (11/30/09)
Purell $.50/1 any excludes 1 o (x11/30/09)
Cortaid $.50/1 any (x11/30/09)
Bengay $2/1 any (x11/30/09)
Reach Floss or Listerine Mouthwash 1L or larger or Reach Toothbrush or Reach Access Flosser $.50/1 any (x12/31/09)
Reach Floss and/or Listerine Mouthwash 1L or larger and/or Reach Toothbrush and/or Reach Access Flosser $1.50/2 any (x12/31/09)
Reach Floss and/or Listerine Mouthwash 1L or larger and/or Reach Toothbrush and/or Reach Access Flosser $3/3 any (x12/31/09)
Efferdent 78ct or larger or Listerine Pocketpaks 24 ct or larger or any Listerine Pocketmist or any Plax Rinse $.50/1 (x12/31/09)
Listerine Whitening Pre-Brush Rinse or Fluoride Rinse 12 fl oz or larger or any Rembrandt Whitening Product $1/1 (x12/31/09)
Listerine Agent Cool Blue 500 ml or Smart Rinse 500 ml BOGO with purchase of either product (x12/31/09)
NatureMade Vitamins $1/1 any (x9/02/09)
Clean & Clear $1/1 any (x10/18/09)
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Kit or Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser $3/1 (x10/18/09)
Pert Plus for Men $1.50/1 (x9/30/09)
Pert Plus or Pert Plus for Men $1/1 12 oz or larger (x9/30/09)
Pert Plus 25.4 oz or larger $1.50/1 (x9/30/09)
Sure for Men Anti-perspirant & Deodorant $1/1 (x9/30/09)
Sure Anti-perspirant & Deodorant $.75/1 (x9/30/09)
Zeasborb $2/1 any (x10/11/09)
Almay Cosmetic Product Intense I-Color Collections $1/1 (x10/24/09)
Tysons Frozen Breaded Chicken or Anytizers Snacks $.55/1 (x11/30/09)
Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken $1/1 any (x11/30/09)
Tyson Anytizers Snacks $1/1 any (11/30/09)
Tyson Fresh Chicken $1/1 any (x9/2/09)
Pampers Sensitive Diapers $1/1 TARGET Coupon (x10/31/09)
Pampers Cruisers $2/1 any TARGET Coupon (x10/31/09)
Lens Crafters $100/1 complete pair eyeglasses (x9/13/09)
LensCrafters Free Lenses with any frame purchases ages 17 & under (x9/13/09)

RedPlum 8/2/09
Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton to Go, or any Iced Tea Mix $.50/1 (x10/25/09)
Ragu $.75/2 any (x9/27/09)
Skippy Peanut Butter 15 oz or larger $.50/1 (x9/27/09)
Hellmann’s $.50/1 any product 16.5 oz or larger
Dove Deep Moisture, Sensitive Skin or Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash $2/1 12 oz or larger (x10/18/09)
Dove Beauty Bar (6-bar or larger) or Body Wash 10 ox or larger $1/1 (x10/18/09)
Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairspray or Styling Products $1/2 (x10/25/09)
Suave Deodorant $.75/2 (x10/25/09)
Suave Body Wash $.50/1 any (x10/25/09)
Suave Body Lotion 18 oz or larger $1/1 (x10/25/09)
Wish Bone Bountifuls Dressings (9.5 oz) Western Dressings (16 oz or larger) or Salad Spritzers (7oz) (x10/24/09)
Knorr Rice and Pasta $.50/2 any (x9/27/09)
Dove Hair Care $1/1 excluding trial size (x10/25/09)
Lever 2000 bar multipack 6-bar or larger $.75/1
Q-tips Cotton Swabs 170 ct or larger $.30/1 (x10/25/09)
Vaseline Lotion 200 ml or larger $1.25/1 (x9/27/09)
Vaseline Men Lotion $1.25/1 any (x9/27/09)
Caress Tahitian Renewal or Cashmere Luxury Body Wash 12 oz or larger $1.50/2 (x9/27/09)Degree men or women Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant $2/1 (x10/25/09)
Degree men or women Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant $1/2 (x10/25/09)
All 96 load or larger Liquid Laundry Detergent $2/1 (x10/25/09)
All or Surf Laundry Detergent $1/1 any (x10/25/09)
Folgers Instant Coffee Product $.50/1 any (x09/19/09)
Folgers Coffee Product 7 oz or larger $.25/1 any (x9/19/09)
Temptations All Natural or Indoor Treats for Cats $1/2 (x9/12/09)
Temptations Treats for Cats $1/2 any (x9/12/09)
Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover Starter Kit $4/1 (x9/30/09)
Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover Refill $1/1 (x9/30/09)
Centrum Ultra Product $1/1 any (x11/30/09)
Centrum Ultra 200 ct Product $3/1 (x11/30/09)
Oral-B Advantage Plus Manual Toothbrush FREE wyb both 4.2 oz or larger Crest Toothpaste and 473 ml or larger Scope Mouthrinse (x9/30/09) TARGET coupon
Smooth Away or Smooth Away Vibe $1/1 (x10/30/09)
Pedigree Marrobone Treats for Dogs $1/1 any size (x9/27/09)
Pedigree Dentastix Treats for Dogs $1/1 any size (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s/Keebler Special Insert :
MIR from Kellogg’s and Dell wyb 10 Kellogg’s or Keebler Products ($10 check from Kellogg’s/$70 Coupon Code from Dell) Further details in insert
Kellogg’s $1/2 Frosted Flakes, Gold, Fruitt Loops, Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Pops 10 oz or larger (x9/13/09)
Kellogg’s $1/2 Corn Flakes, Jumbo Krispies, Mini-Wheats Little Bites 11.2 oz or larger (x9/13/09)
Kellogg’s $1/2 Mini-Wheats 14 oz or larger (x9/13/09)
Kellogg’s $1/2 Raisin Bran Crunch, Raisin Bran Extra and/or Kellogg’s Raisin Bran 14 oz or larger (x9/13/09)
Kellogg’s Special K Cereals $1/2 11.4 oz or larger (x9/13/09)
Kellogg’s All-Bran Cereals 11.4 oz or larger $1/2 (x9/13/09)
Morning Star $1/2 Veggie Foods Products (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts 8ct or larger $1/2 (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts $1/2 Blueberry Muffin and/or Chocolate Banana Split 8ct or larger (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s Fruit Flavored Snacks $1/2 6 ct or larger (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Products $1/2 4 ct or larger (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars $1/2 8 ct or larger (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats $1/2 8 ct or larger (x9/27/09)
Keebler Cookies $1/2 8.5 oz or larger (x9/27/09)
Keebler Sandwich Crackers $1/2 8 ct or larger (x9/27/09)
Kellogg’s Special K Protein Products $1/2 4 ct or larger (x9/27/09)
Keebler and/or Sunshine Multi-Packs $1/2 11.52 oz or larger (9/27/09)

And this week's P&G thanks to Jenner at WUC:

Pitsburgh Area Values; coupons may vary by region.
I never receive CG coupons. I have 2 full page ads so I'm assuming there are CG Qs upcoming.

x= expiration
ETS= excludes trial size
+ = or larger

1.00/2 Pringles 180g+ x8/31/09
.50/1 Pringles snack stacks, stix, minis, or bold bites x8/31/09
.50/2 Pringles fat free 165g+ x8/31/09
B1 Gillette fusion razor G1 Gillette shampoo FREE x8/31/09
B1 Gillette fusion razor G1 Gillette body wash FREE x8/31/09
4.00/1 Gillette fusion cartridge pack 6ct+ x8/31/09
1.00/2 Old Spice anti-perspirant/deodorant or bodywash x9/30/09 ETS
B3 Old Spice anti-perspirant/deo or bodywash G1 body spray free x9/30/09 ETS
2.00/1 Daisy 10ct, 12ct -or- Daisy3 4ct -or- Venus disposable 2ct, 3ct -or- Mach3 disposable 3ct -or- Sensor3 4ct -or- CustomPlus3 4ct x8/31/09
3.00/1 Venus disposables 6ct -or- Mach3 disposables 6ct -or- Sensor3 8ct -or- CustomPlus3 8ct x8/31/09

1.00/1 secret clinical strength x9/30/09 ETS
4.00/1 Gillette clinical strength with purchase of Secret clinical x9/30/09 ETS
1.00/1 Gillette clinical strength x9/30/09 ETS
2.00/1 Tag invisible solid/body spray x9/30/09
.25/3 Puffs single boxes or 1 3pk x8/31/09
1.00/1 Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner x8/31/09
1.00/1 Clearblue Easy pregnancy test x8/31/09
3.00/1 Clearblue Easy ovulation test x8/31/09
1.00/1 Pampers diapers or pants x8/31/09
FREE Pampers Sensitive ThickCare wipes tub (60ct) WYB any box of swaddlers, swaddlers sensitive, or extra protection diapers x8/31/09

1.50/1 Pampers easy ups trainers x8/31/09
1.00/1 Prilosec OTC, any size x8/31/09
1.00/1 Bounce dryer bar, any size x8/31/09
.25/1 Bounce dryer sheets, any size x8/31/09
1.00/1 Metamucil psyllium or clear & natural non-psyllium product x8/31/09
.75/1 Scope 473L+ x8/31/09
.50/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.20z+ or liquid gel x8/31/09
.75/1 Glide floss 35M+ or Picks 30ct+ 8/31/09
.75/1 Crest Premium paste 4.2oz+ (crest multicare, extra whitening, whitening expressions, any whitening plus scope, any vivid white, sensitivity, any pro health, weekly clean) x8/31/09
.50/1 Oral B Pulsar, cross action, advantage or two Indicator brushes x8/31/09

.75/1 Crest Rinse 440ml+ x8/31/09
5.00/1 Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal 14ct (excluding classic) x8/31/09
3.00/1 Crest Whitestrips classic x8/31/09
3.00/1 Oral B refill brush heads 3ct+ x8/31/09
3.00/1 Oral B vitality, Pulsonic, ProfessionalCare or Sonic Complete rechargeable toothbrush x8/31/09
.50/1 Oral B stages or Zooth toothbrush x8/31/09
.50/1 Oral B stages, Zooth, or kids Crest toothpaste x8/31/09
.50/1 Fixodent 1.2oz+ x8/31/09
2.00/1 Venus embrace or breeze razor x8/31/09
3.00/1 Venus embrace or breeze 6ct or 8ct cartridges x8/31/09

.55/1 SatinCare shave gel x8/31/09
1.00/1 Always infinity 14ct+ x8/31/09
.50/1 Always pad, clean or feminine cleansing cloth x8/31/09
.50/1 Always pantiliner 34ct+ x8/31/09
.50/1 Tampax 18ct+ x8/31/09
.75/1 Tide stain release product x8/31/09
.75/1 Duracell coppertop 4pk+ AA or AAA or any size C, D, or 9V or Powerpix & UltraDigital (AA or AAA) or Ultra photo lithium (123,223,245,CR2 or CR-V3) x8/31/09

1.50/1 Duracell Ultra Advanced or UltraDigital AA or AAA 4pk+ x8/31/09
2.00/1 Duracell Rechargeable or daylite flashlight x8/31/09
.25/1 Bounty towels or napkins x8/31/09
1.00/1 Tide or tide to go x8/31/09
.50/1 Downy liquid or dryer sheets x8/31/09
.25/1 Charmin, any x8/31/09
1.00/1 Iams cat or dog food dry bag x8/31/09
1.00/4 Iams canned food or 1 variety or multi pack x8/31/09

2.00/1 Swiffer starter kit x8/31/09
Ad: Get up to a $10 rewards card by mail with Swiffer refill purchase. $5 rewards card with $10 worth of refills or $10 rewards card with a $20 refills purchase. Mail in UPCs and original receipt. Visit Swiffer.com - Swiffer Gives Cleaning a Whole New Meaning for details. Offer valid 8/1 thru 9/15. Rewards card expires 6/30/10

.50/1 Dawn Plus x8/31/09
.25/1 Dawn, any x8/31/09
4.00/1 Natural Instincts hair color x8/31/09
1.00/2 Pantene products x8/31/09 ETS
1.00/1 Olay bar pack, body wash or in shower body lotion x8/31/09
1.00/1 Olay ribbons body wash x8/31/09
1.00/1 Olay hand & body lotion x8/31/09 (excludes 30ML)
5.00/1 Olay Profession pro x product x8/31/09
1.00/1 Olay facial moisturizer or cleanser x8/31/09

Monday, July 27, 2009

Enter to Win - Free Cereal

Betty Crocker is giving away free cereal each month until May 13, 2010. Each month there will be 100 winners of a coupon for a free box of Cheerios. Sweepstakes entry limited to one entry per person per email address per day, not per household. The sweepstakes period contains 10 monthly entry periods. Each monthly entry period begins on the 14th day of each month at 12:01 PM CST and ends on the 13th day of the following month at 11:59 AM CST. The list of winners will be announced at the Betty Crocker website after each monthly drawing period is complete. No purchase necessary.

Click here to enter.

Free Sample - Total Cereal

Click here for a free sample of Total Cereal Blueberry Pomegranate. Your Total Blueberry Pomegranate sample should arrive in the mail within 6–8 weeks. Enjoy!

Free Sample - Quaker True Delights

Click here for a free sample of Quaker True Delights. It takes 4-6 weeks to be mailed to you, but well worth the wait... these are delicious!

Cheap Pop-tarts

When I went to Target yesterday, I noticed that Pop-tarts end up super cheap after Q's!

The 8 ct. is originally $1.52 each

If you use either the $1/2 MQ (inserts) or the 55¢/1 MQ (inserts, tearpads, and printable) with the 75¢/1 TQ found here, they are either 27¢ each or 22¢ each!! Amazing deal in my book! We go through these like crazy!

Happy hunting!

Edited to add: It looks like there will be a $1/2 Pop-tarts MQ in this Sunday's (August 2nd) paper!

Free McDonalds Monday

McDonald's will be giving out free iced or hot Mochas, every Monday starting July 13th. Best part is? No coupon required!!

This offer is valid every Monday through August 3rd. You must stop by between the hours of 7am and 7pm to get your drink.

Click here to read all about it!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Free Sample-Gain with Febreze

Click here for your free sample, it should arrive in 4-6 weeks.

Free Chocolate Friday

It's Friday again, and another chance to sign up for a coupon for FREE CHOCOLATE!!! Every Friday from until September, you can sign up to receive a coupon for a free single chocolate bar. You can register between 9:00 A.M. EST and 11:59 P.M. EST. You can get up to 4 per household, so if you've only signed up once, you can do it again! Here's the website: Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Free Family Film Festival: Regal Cinemas

REG’s Free Family Film Festival is Now Showing!

When school’s out, kids around the country visit selected Regal theatres for the Free Family Film Festival. It’s a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it’s FREE!

Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer.

Tickets for our 2009 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show.

Click here for participating locations in your state.

America's Night to Repair

Get your free 10-day supply of Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair on 7/23 from 5-9pm at the Estee Lauder counter. One Night Only!

Click here for more details.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

T.G.I. Friday's BYOB $5 Coupon

Here's the original site: T.G.I. Friday's Worldwide

Celebrate the Bring Your Buddies Summer and get $5 off an entree for each buddy you bring into T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants from now through August 31st. Bring in two buddies, get $10 off, three gets you $15 off... so feel free to use the term "buddy" loosely. Neighbors, pals, coworkers, What's-His-Face -- they'll each save you $5 off an entree. Time to start buddying up. Text "BYOB13" to MYTGIF and get a BYOB coupon sent to your mobile phone, or just click below to print one.

Here's the coupon: http://www.tgifridays.com/promos/ima...n_prospect.jpg

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

7/26/09 Coupon Insert Preview

SmartSource/RedPlum 7/26/09
For Central Virginia Area:

SmartSource 7/26
Colgate $.75/1 (x8/15) Max White, Max Fresh, Total, Sensitive or Kids
Colgate $1.00/1 (x 8/15)360 Sonic Power Toothbrush
Colgate $.40/1 (x8/15) Adult or Kids Manual Colgate Toothbrush
Irish Spring $.50 (x8/15) 1 Body Wash (excludes 2.5 oz size) or 2 Multi-Bar Soap (3-pack or larger)
Speed Stick $.75/1 (x8/15) Pro or 24/7 or Lady Speed Stick Clinical Proof or 24/7 (excluding 0.5 oz)
Speed Stick $.75/2 (x8/15) Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick (excluding 0.5 oz)
Palmolive $.25/1 any (x8/15)
Tyson Skillet Creations $1/1 any Meal Kit (x10/26)
Dannon $1/2 6 packs Light & Fit (x9/15)
Dannon $1/1 Danimals 6 pack drink, 12 pack drink or 4 pack Crush Cup (x9/30)
Dannon $1/1 Danimals Crush Cup (x9/30)
DanActive $1/1 any 1 4-pack (x10/30)
$1/1 4-pack Activia, Activia Light, Activia Fiber or Activia Drinks (x10/30)
Edwards Singles $1/2 (x9/26)
Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes $.50/2 36 ct Tubs or larger or 42ct Refills or One 72 ct Refill or Larger (x9/06)
Cottonelle Toilet Paper $.50/2 4-packs or One 12-Pack or larger (x9/06)
Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper $.50/1 4-Pack or larger (x9/06)
Tylenol Extra Strength $2/1 any (excludes trial size) (x10/31)
Tylenol PM $2/1 any (excludes trial size) (x10/31)
Tylenol Arthritis $2/1 any (excludes trial size) (x10/31)
Scott MIR $2 wyb 2 different products; $3 wyb 3 different products; $4 wyb 4 different products (must be postmarked by 8/16)
Schick Quattro $4/1 Women or Intuition Plus Razor or Refill; Titanium Razor, Trimmer, or Refill (x8/30)
Schick $1/1 Disposable Razor (x8/30)
Post Cereal $1/2 (x9/06)
Post Cereals $1/2 Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran (x9/06)
OxiClean Powder $1/1 56 oz or larger (x10/31)
OxiClean $1/1 Stain Fighter Liquid (x10/31)
OxiClean $.75/1 Laundry Pre-Treater Spray (x10/31)
I-Caps Eye Drops $2/1 (x10/31)
Opti-Free Eye Solution $4/2 10oz or twin pack (x10/31)
Systane Eye Product $2/1 (x10/31)
Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sandwiches $.75/1 8 oz or larger (x10/31)
Snyder’s of Hanover Lunch Packs $1/1 5.5 oz or larger (x10/31)
California Pizza Kitchen $1/1 Crispy Thin Crust product 910 ox or larger) (x8/31)
Sunsweet Prune Juice $1/1 64 oz bottle (x11/30)
Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal $1/2 (x9/06)
2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner $.55/1 (x10/31)
Clearasil $1/1 any (x10/18)
Rid-X Septic System Treatment $.50/1 (x9/20) (x10/18) – two like coupons

RedPlum 7/26
Scotch Packaging Tape $.50/1 any (x9/30)
Scotch Packaging Supply $.50/1 any (x9/30)
Scotch Easy Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser $1/1 any (x9/30)
Quilted Northern $1/1 6-Double Roll or larger or Ultra Plush (x9/13)
9Lives $.75/1 Dry Cat Food 3.15 lbs or larger (x9/30)
9Lives $1/1 12 Can Variety Pack, 12 individual cans or 3 4-Packs (x9/30)
Bayer $1.50/1 Quick Release Crystals any (x10/31)
Bayer $1/1 24 ct or larger Aspirin (x10/31)
Bayer $1.50/1 any Heart Health Advantage (x10/31)
Phillips $1/1 any (x10/31)
Noxzema $1/1 SpaShave 4-Blade 3-Pack, Super Smooth Triple Blade 4-Pack, Soft-n-Sassy Twin Blade 10-Pack or Bikini Grooming Wand (x9/30)
Hillshire Farm $.55/1 Deli Select Lunchmeats (9 ox or larger) (x8/15)
Flex-a-min Joint Care $6/1 any (x9/9)
Ball Park Franks $1/2 any variety (x8/22)
Herbal Essences Buy any 1 shampoo, conditioner or styling product and get 1 styling product free (x8/31)
Aussie $2/2 any (x8/31)
Balsam Lasting Color $1/2 any
Pantene $1/1 Expressions or Restoratives product (excludes trial size) (8/31)
Strap Perfect Bra Strap Concealer $1/1 any (x10/30)

Thanks Rafitzge @ SD!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Free Chocolate Friday

It's Friday again, and another chance to sign up for a coupon for FREE CHOCOLATE!!! Every Friday from until September, you can sign up to receive a coupon for a free single chocolate bar. You can register between 9:00 A.M. EST and 11:59 P.M. EST. You can get up to 4 per household, so if you've only signed up once, you can do it again! Here's the website: Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act

Coupon Insert Preview 7/19

Smart Source

(SS only, no red plum is scheduled)

Banquet Home Style Bakes 50¢ expires 9/30/09
Bausch and Lomb Soothe and Sooth XP Lubricant Eye Drops $3 expires 10/31/09
Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes 75¢/2 expires 9/12/09
Bic 3 Shaver 8pk, Comfort 3 (4pk or 8pk), Comfort 3 Advance (4pk), Comfort Twin (5pk or 10pk), Twin Select (10pk), Silky Touch (8pk or 10pk), or Sensitive Shaver (12pk) $2 expires 8/31/09
Chex Mix (Barbecue or Sour Cream and Onion; 4.5oz+) 50¢ expires 9/12/09
Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste $1 expires 8/1/09
Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese $1 expires 10/31/09
Dannon Single Serve Cups 50¢/6 or $1/10 expires 8/31/09
Dole Tropical Fruit Cans $1/3 expires 10/31/09
Fiber One Box Muffin Mix 40¢ expires 9/12/09
Fiber One Cereal $1/2 expires 8/29/09
Fiber One Chewy Bars 40¢ expires 9/12/09
Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix (28.3oz) 60¢ expires 9/12/09
Frusion Yogurt Smoothies $1/4 Single Bottles or $1/1 4pk expires 9/6/09
General Mills Cereals $1/2 expires 8/29/09
General Mills Fiber One Cereals: Original, Honey Clusters, Raisin Bran Clusters, Caramel Delights, etc. $1/2 expires 8/29/09
Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator B1G1 (value to $4.29) expires 8/29/09
Healthy Ones Packaged Lunchmeat, Deli Presliced, or 1# of Deli Meat 55¢ expires 8/16/09
Hot Shot Product $1.50 expires 9/30/09
Huggies Baby Wipes (64ct+) 50¢ expires 9/30/09
Huggies Diapers $1.50 expires 8/15/09
Huggies Overnites Diapers $2 expires 8/15/09
Huggies Pull-ups Flushable Moist Wipes $3/2 expires 12/31/09
Huggies Pull-ups Jumbo pack+ $2 expires 8/15/09
Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers $3 expires 8/15/09
Impruv Dry Skin Care Product $3 expires 9/30/09
Infusium 23 Product $2 expires 8/31/09
Kotex Pads $1 expires 9/13/09
Kotex Pantiliners (34ct+) or Kotex Security Tampons (18ct+) 75¢ or $1 expires 9/13/09
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence Cremelights $2 expires 10/11/09
L’Oreal Excellence to-Go $2 expires 10/11/09
L’Oreal Moisturizer or Treatment $1 expires 10/11/09
L’Oreal Skincare Cleanser $1 expires 10/11/09
Land O’ Lakes Spreadable Butter Products 50¢ or $1/2 expires 9/12/09
Marcal Small Steps 1000ct Bath Tissue, Regular Single Roll Paper Towel or Facial Tissues Free (value to $1) expires 8/31/09
Margherita Packaged Product or 1# Deli Meat 75¢ expires 8/31/09
Muellers Pasta $1/3 expires 8/15/09
Renuzit Adjustables B2G1 (value to $1.39) expires 8/31/09
Renuzit Crystal Elements $2 expires 8/31/09
Renuzit Pearl Scents or Super Odor Neutralizer Air Freshener Spray $1 expires 8/31/09
Revlon Color Cosmetic Product $1 expires 8/23/09
Rhodes Warm-N-Serv Rolls $1 expires 10/31/09
Schiff Glucosamine Product $3 expires 9/30/09
Schiff MegaRed $3 expires 10/31/09
Schiff Vitamin or Supplement $2 expires 10/31/09
Spray ‘n Wash Max 50¢ expires 8/30/09
Spray ‘n Wash 50¢ expires 8/30/09
St. Joseph 81mg Aspirin $1 expires 12/31/09
Summit Dishwasher Magic 55¢ expires 10/31/09
Summit Disposer Care 55¢ expires 10/31/09
Summit Washer Magic 55¢ expires 10/31/09
Tylenol Arthritis Pain $1 expires 12/31/09
White Cloud Paper Towel or Bathroom Tissue Product $1 expires 9/19/09

Additional Pampers Points

Here is another free code if you participate in the Pampers Gifts to Grow Program:


Monday, July 13, 2009

Free Venom Energy

Venom Energy

Fill out the information to receive your Free Venom™ Energy coupon, and to get updates on promotions and other great offers from Venom™ Energy. Your coupon will arrive in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

Free McDonalds Monday

McDonald's will be giving out free iced or hot Mochas, every Monday starting July 13th. Best part is? No coupon required!!

This offer is valid every Monday through August 3rd. You must stop by between the hours of 7am and 7pm to get your drink.

Click here to read all about it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Target's Price Matching Policy

Dear Julie,

Thanks for your e-mail regarding price matching policy.

Advertised prices from any qualifying competitor with a store in your
market/area will be matched. You must bring in local competitor’s entire current
ad. Also, the advertised price must be valid at the competitor the day the price
match is requested.

Thanks for writing.


Target Guest Relations
Welcome to Target
(800) 440-0680

This was also posted on their website:

Our Low Price Promise Facts

At Target, we are dedicated to offering exceptional prices on items throughout our stores.

As of July 12, Target stores nationwide will match advertised prices from competitors on identical items in local markets, assuring guests that our products are priced right. We've been testing Our Low Price Promise in Target stores in the Denver and Orlando markets since March 2009 and in select Minneapolis stores since May 2009.

Our Low Price Promise showcases our commitment to offering low prices and value to our guests. We’re giving our guests peace of mind that they can get a great deal at Target.

We are confident we have low prices every day. However, if our guests happen to find a lower price on an identical single item – defined as the same brand and model number that is listed on a local competitor’s printed advertisement, during the effective date of the ad – we will match that price.

We are communicating Our Low Price Promise to guests through our weekly circular – in Sunday newspapers and online. Later this summer, we will add in-store signage.

It's still too early to gauge the impact of program but so far, guests have requested very few price adjustments.

How Our Low Price Promise Works

Within seven days of purchase, guests can bring the actual printed competitor ad and a Target receipt of purchase of the same item to our in-store Guest Service area to receive a price adjustment. Photos/copies of advertisements or receipts will not be accepted.

In an effort to ensure that our checkout lanes are efficient and quick for our guests, we’ll handle price matches at our Guest Service desk. If a guest wants to do a price match in the checkout lane, our team members will ring up an item at the current price and then direct the guest to the Guest Service desk to do the price adjustment.

Price matching will apply to current, local print ads for in-store products only. Our price-match policy is not applicable to Target.com or other online ads. The following is a full list of exclusions:

  • Target.com or online retail promotion
  • Competitor’s Free Product
  • GiftCards
  • Limited quantity items
  • Open box or damaged
  • Clearance or closeout
  • Mail-in offers
  • Services (warranties, assembly, etc.)
  • Bundle offers
  • Special order
  • Sales-tax promotions
  • Liquidation/going out of business
  • Special financing
  • Coupons
  • Used or previously owned
  • Display merchandise
  • Pricing or typographical errors
  • Club or loyalty

We have significantly increased our emphasis on communicating value through our marketing, in-store signing and merchandise presentation. Our Low Price Promise demonstrates our commitment to offering great value to our guests.

Target remains true to our brand promise of “Expect More. Pay Less.” We’ll continue to focus our efforts on the “Pay Less” side of our brand promise, while continuing to offer our guests what has helped us differentiate ourselves from our competitors: high quality, great design, affordability, and an inviting shopping environment.

At Target, we have a long-standing commitment to being price competitive with other retailers. We also remain firmly committed to delivering the newness, innovative design and exceptional quality Target is known for.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Free Chocolate Friday

It's Friday again, and another chance to sign up for a coupon for FREE CHOCOLATE!!! Every Friday from until September, you can sign up to receive a coupon for a free single chocolate bar. You can register between 9:00 A.M. EST and 11:59 P.M. EST. You can get up to 4 per household, so if you've only signed up once, you can do it again! Here's the website: Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Target Starts Price Matching on Sunday!

Thanks to couponsdealsandmore for the original post:

There is a forum of Target employees and this was posted yesterday.

Anyone else receive the memo from corporate today?
Some markets have been testing price matching for the past few months, and Target was planning on rolling the program out company-wide mid-August. However, because of a goof in next week’s circular (all markets, supposedly), ALL STORES will begin price matching on THIS Sunday, July 12.

Some key points:
-Guests can only price match for IDENTICAL items (size, model #, color, etc.)
-Guest must have a current, FULL in-store competitor ad in-hand (no single pages, no online print-outs, etc.)
-Target will not price match for % off sales (i.e. If a tv is listed as $799 at Wal-Mart, we can price match to $799. But if Wal-Mart lists the tv as 20% off, we cannot take 20% off the Target price).
-Target will not price match ‘membership’ stores (i.e. Sam’s Club)
-All price matching must be handled at Guest Service. If a guest goes through line and wants to do a price match, the cashier must ring up the item at Target’s price and then direct the guest to Guest Service upon completion.
-Guests can price match up to 7 days after a purchase.

July 12th Coupon Insert Preview

Thanks to rafitzge on sd

Smart Source
Cold Stone $1 off any size smoothie, shake, coffee or 2 for $6 Two Like it Size Signature Creations for $6.
$2.00/1 JointFlex
$.40/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks
$.55/1 any variety Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough
$.35/1 any size/variety refrigerated Pillsbury Grands biscuits
$.50/1 All Purpose Cleaner Trigger, Plus Bleach or Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner; $1/1 disenfectant spray; $1/2 disinfectant wipes; $.50/1 all purpose cleaner pourables; $.50/1 toilet bowl cleaner; $.50/1
$1/2 General Mills Cereals (variety)
$.70/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars
$.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, etc.
$1/1 Romano's Macaroni Grill
$1/1 Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit
$1/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt multipacks
$.75/2 Yoplait products - Go-Gurt; Trix Multipack
$.35/1 Yoplait Go-Gurt, Kid Cup, Kids Yogurt Drink, Trix Multipack
$.75/1 Hormel Compleats
$.75/2 Hormel Compleats
$1/1 Tyson Fresh Chicken Product
$1/8 or more rolls of Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue
$1/4 or more rolls of Scott Long Lasting Roll or Mega Roll Paper Towels
$.50/1 Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes Tub or Refill
$2/1 Benefiber or $2/1 Stick Pack
$5/1 Oster Clipper
$1/1 Oster Grooming Tools
$5/1 RapidBath Pet Bathing System
$1/1 HydroSurge Shampoos
$1.50/1 Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray
$1.50/1 GenTeal
BOGO any 1 Bufferin
$.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue or 1 Bundle Pack
$.50/2 Kleenex Anti-Viral, Lotion or Ultra Soft Facial Tissue
$1/1 Air Wick Scented Oil twin refill pack or 2 single refills
Get any Warmer Unit Free wyb Air Wick scented oil refill fragrance
$2.50/1 Finish/Electrasol Quantum, Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs
Blimpie (various)
Excedrin - $1/1 20 ct; $2/1 80 ct; $1/1 Back & Body 24 ct or larger

Red Plum
$3/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder
Buy any Glade Plugins Scented Oil refille get a warmer free
$1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil twin refill or two single refills
Duracell $.75/1 4 pk or larger (various); $1.50/1 4pk or larger (various) $1.50/1 6 pk or larger hearing aid
$2/1 UnderJams Night Wear
Free SatinCare wyb Venus Embrace Razor
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser
$2/1 Whiskas Purrfectly dry food for cats
$1/1 Whiskas Purrfectly 10 pack, fish or chicken entrees
Baskin Robbins BOGO 31 Below
$1/2 12.5 oz Nestle Butterfinger fun size bags candy
$1/1 Advil PM 16 ct or larger
$2/1 Advil PM 80 ct or larger
$2.50/2 cases Ball or Kerr jars for preserving
$.75/2 packages of Ball or Kerr lids
$1/1 Kiwi shoe care product
$6/1 11oz or larger Knox powders or caplets; $4/1 5.5 oz Knox powder or NutraMix for strong nails
$1.50/2 Wisk 2x Ultra or 3x Concetnrated Laundry Detergent 32 oz or larger
$.50/2 Pounce cat treats
$.75/1 Lever 2000 4 bar or larger
$1/2 Turkey Hill half gallons iced tea, Nature's Accents, lemonades or fruit drinks
$1/1 1.5 qts Turkey Hill ice cream (variety)
$1/1 Essence Magazine
$1/1 Scotch Tape 3 pack or larger
$1/3 rolls Scotch Tape
$1/2 5 oz or larger Beggin Strips/TBonz treats for dogs
Hardees (various)
Long John Silvers (various)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free Sample - Murad Acne Complex Sample Request

Acne Complex Sample Request

Discover just how quickly the Murad Acne Complex regimen can put you on the path to clear, healthy skin. Over 90% of users saw fewer blemishes in just 4 weeks*—undeniable
clinical proof that it’s the fast, effective and reliable acne solution you’re looking for.

3-Step Regimen Sampler Includes:

  • Clarifying Cleanser (0.1 FL. OZ.)—eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria to keep skin clear
  • Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel (0.06 FL. OZ.)— eliminates acne and skin breakouts
  • Skin Perfecting Lotion (0.06 FL. OZ.)—smoothes and evens skin texture with oil-free hydrators

Limit 1 free regimen sampler per customer. Available in the continental U.S. only.

Free Pampers Points

Here are some free codes if you participate in the Pampers Gifts to Grow Program:


Past codes: