Monday, February 28, 2011

I LOVE Being a MOM!!!!

This is one of my son's latest journal drawings for God. Daniel is 6 and he loves drawing all sorts of things, but he also loves drawing things for God.  I know some of it is because both his dad and I are artists/graphic designers. But I also know that our son has a relationship with God and he loves showing his love to God, our heavenly Father. He saw me journaling and writing all these words about what GOD is and what God means to us and then he decided he wanted to make one for God. Most of these words are what he came up with on his own, this is how he sees God.  I LOVE IT!!! I hope you are able to see how much God loves you thru Daniel's drawing. Every word represents a part of God to each one of us.

For me, there is no bargain or store deal better than seeing my son love God in such a real way! Thanks for letting me share this with you all.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

FREE Couponing Workshop this Wed., March 2nd

Let me help you save money on everyday items and foods for your family!!! To learn how to save over at least 50% off your grocery bill come to a MOMS Church group where I will be doing a beginners workshop on coupons and savings. 

The date for this event is Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30.

To attend, e-mail me at and I will give the location of workshop in Beavercreek. Space is limited so RSVP by Monday, Feb 28th. by 5:00pm.

Redbox + Groupon = 3 Rentals for $1.00

Hurry over to Groupon and get this AWESOME Redbox deal for 3 rentals for only $1.00 before this is gone by March 1, 2011.

All you have to do is have a Groupon account first, it is easy! Just go here and subscribe.

P&G Insert this Sunday 2/27 - $131 Worth of Coupons

Don't forget to get your Sunday Newspaper today for some GREAT coupons from P&G. Just double check to make sure your newspaper has the coupons if you not get it delivered to your home. I bought mine today and I love it!!!

Make sure to sign up for P&G Everday Solutions and request product coupons and free samples. You can also follow P&G Everday Solutions on Facebook for product news and more.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sample of Kirkland Diapers - NOW EXPIRED

UPDATE: Offer Expired
To receive a FREE sample of Kirkland Diapers from Costco. You don't have to be a Costco member to get your free sample; allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. I received a huge box of these from my in-laws in MI, and they are great!

(Thanks, Wheel N Deal Mama!)

Arm & Hammer Detergent at Rite Aid for $2.74

Go here to get your own $1.25/1 Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent. You should be able to print it twice. This HOT coupon will go great with the Rite Aid deal starting this Sunday 2/ 27. After the coupon it will only cost you $2.74 and you will get 1.00 UP+ Reward at end of receipt to use on another order.

Then, while you are at Rite Aid, don't forget about the Nivea deal where you can get 2-4 FREE Nivea lip care products, go here for to get coupon and all the details.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Joy Scored BIG at Rite Aid with Diapers

My friend Joy, from Joy 2 Sew did an incredible job shopping at Rite Aid and it was her first time shopping there. Joy is my friend who started me back to couponing seriously and helping others stretch their dollar.

Joy just had baby and she has been trying to stock up on diapers cheaply, so I mentioned how Rite Aid had their diaper deal this week. She sent me an e-mail of how she did at Rite Aid, so here it is:

1st trans:
2 jumbo packs of Huggies diapers 8.99 each
2 packs of halls at 1.50 each
total: 21.00
video value coupons -9.00
manufact coupons: - 6.00
up rewards on this purchase: $5.00
I paid 7.10 oop (out of pocket)

2nd trans:
2 jumbo packs of Huggies diapers at 8.99 each
1 benefiber drink sticks at 7.49
total: 25.50
manufact coupons: - 8.00
up rewards from prev trans: -5.00
benefiber -$3 mail in rebate
I paid 11.25 oop (out of pocket) and still have 4 more up rewards to spend another time.

That is great Joy - she got 4 packs of Huggie diapers, Halls Cough Drops, Benefiber for only $18.35 plus like she said she will be getting a $3.00 check back for buying Benefiber and she will now have 4+ Up Rewards to use on her next purchase. All in all she most likely spent less than $3.00 per package on her diapers - GO JOY! You can visit her awesome blog at Joy 2 Sew.
  • Side note: If you have coupons for huggies you can buy them at Rite Aid til Sat. Feb 26th. and earn 2+ UP Rewards per diaper package. Up+ Rewards are something you get at the end of your receipt once you made your purchase, that you can use the next time you shop or right away for another transaction, like Joy did. It helps you pay less OOP but gives you the item you need.
Leave any comments or e-mail me at with any questions or shopping trips of your own.

Thanks Joy again for your e-mail and I hope everyone has a Blessed Friday!!!

SwagBuck Friday - Extra 50 Points for New Member Sign-Up

Swagbucks — the search engine that rewards you for searching the web — is celebrating their third birthday by offering a 50-point bonus code when you sign up by Monday, February 28, 2011.
Here’s how to get 80 free Swagbucks when you sign up:
Type BirthdaySaving in the “Enter Your Swagcode” box an click “Gimme”
You should now have 80 free Swagbucks in your account (30 for signing up for a new account and 50 for using the bonus code).
I have Swagbucks on my computer as a my homepage, so I remember to use it, and so far I have earned $15.00 in Amazon cards. It is easy, all I had to do to get the gift cards was use this site instead of another search engine to find the same things.
Also, I DID NOT install their toolbar, I just use their website as a search engine.

Have a Fun Friday!
Thanks, Money Savings Mom

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nivea + Rite Aid = 2 FREE Lip Care Products

Here is a great upcoming Rite Aid deal starting Sunday, Feb. 27th. Nivea lip care products will be on sale for only $1.00 each. Match this up with Niveas HOT coupon here on facebook for $2.00 off 2 lip care products. You will then get 2 FREE lip care products =) I have a few, and I use them often!

If that link does not work, try this one here. As many coupons go online, you can print these out 2 times.

Post-It Coupons Available Online

Post-It has some great coupons available online. Just click here and download your PDF coupons and then you can re-use their coupons several times.

I love post-its, so I will be keeping my eye out for some great deals to use with these coupons. If you see any great buys with post-its, let us know under the comment section.

Beechnut is Giving FREE Toddler Kits

Sign up and go here to get your Free Toddler Kit for your little one =)
It should take 3-5 weeks to arrive.

Thank you to For The Mommas for this info.

FREE Amazon MP3 Music Downloads

I was browsing Amazon and thought let's see what is free for Christian Music on amazon. AND I found some great songs. My favorite download is by Avalon called Alive. It is upbeat and a little more edgy then their music in the past. It really speaks to my heart. You can always take a listen to the music before you download for free. Just click here to see if you there is anything you want.

Buy One, Get One Free Chipotle Burrito Coupon

OK, I am so stoked about this offer! I LOVE Chipotle, if you go here and watch their short commercial spot about America’s Next Great Restaurant, you can then get a BOGO FREE Chipotle Burrito!!!

Print it out and grab you a burrito this weekend with your honey!

Free 8x10 Collage Print at Walgreens

Walgreens is giving 1 FREE 8x10 Collage Print Today. The only catch is it has to be done online, then you can pick it up at the store. Click here to get your FREE collage print. If it does not give it to you for free, the use the code FREE 8X10 COLLAGE PRINT_DEAL at check out. Let me know how this works for you all!!
I made several collage prints last year, and the print qulaity is great!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Feb. 24th Only Free Redbox

To get your FREE Redbox on Feb. 24th go here. Then click on FREEBIE at the top and redeem your free code. Redbox, we love the FREE movie you give us!!!

FREE Quaker Oatmeal Square Sample

Thanks to my friend, Lesley, for sending me the info on this free sample by e-mail, now everyone can share this with their friends for FREE. To sign up for a free sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares!  

Have a Happy Wednesday!!!

Free $5.00 off e-coupon for Kroger

Who wouldn't love this FREE $5.00 e-coupon? To get this enter the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and you’ll receive a free $5 off e-coupon loaded to your Kroger shopper’s coupon.

I just checked my Kroger e-coupon account today, and I have it now!!!!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Saved $74.00 at Kroger with coupons and sales

I am ecstatic to share this with everyone!!!! OK, so for almost a month now I have been seriously couponing at Kroger and this is my best shopping day ever! My total cost is $40.34 with a savings of $74.00. I had a coupon for every item I purchased except the taco seasoning. The cashier was very surprised to see how my cost went down. I am so glad I have stuck it out with couponing, there was a time I almost gave up. But thank the Lord, I did not.

To learn how to save over 65% off your grocery bill please come to my MOMS Church group where I will be doing a beginners workshop on coupons and savings.  The Date for this event is Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30. To attend, e-mail me at and I will give the location of workshop.

Here is just a few of the deals I was able to get:
  • 7 boxes of Honey Chex and Cinnamon Cheerios approx. $1.00 ea.
  • Pro Glide Razor was FREE + overage
  • 2 Butterfinger snacks FREE
  • Land O Lakes Butter FREE
  • Mentos FREE
  • Salad Dressing FREE
  • BOGO FREE coupon for YoBaby Yogurt
  • BOGO FREE coupon for Sunbelt Bars
  • Texas Toast croutons .59 cents
  • Colgate toothbrush .19 cents
  • Chex Mix Bars .69 cents
  • New Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese 1.00 ea.
  • Fruit Gusher and Fruit Roll Ups almost 1.00 per box
  • And I earned $9.00 on my next visit to use =)
So have I convinced you about the need of couponing? If so, come to the beginners workshop, e-mail me at

Monday, February 21, 2011

NEW Walmart Coupons Available

Great News!!! Walmart is hopping along the coupon band wagon. So just click here and print as many coupons as you need or want.  I am pretty sure many of these are manufacturer coupons, which means you can use them anywhere not just at Walmart.

The Orbit Gum Coupon is Buy 1 Get 1 Free (up to $1.00)

Let me know if any of these are a great use for you!!!

It's Monday, so let's make a TASTY & SIMPLE Meal

Here is a great simple meal I just came up with for tonight's dinner. I am very happy with myself, since I do not consider myself much of a cook, and I have to admit it tastes pretty good. YEAH!!! I hope you try it too.

This is what you will need:
  • One bag of brown rice
  • One Bag of a frozen Vegetable Medley - I used Green Giant Steamers
  • 1 long link of cooked sausage / thawed out and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Italian Dressing 1/2 cup - 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup of water
Once you thaw out your sausage and cut them into pieces,  place them into a large stir fry skillet, turn the skillet to Med High and put the dressing and water in.

Once rice is cooked separately, then add rice into the pan with sausage mix. There should be some dressing still in the pan, so the rice will soak up the flavor of the dressing - YUM!!!! Then, I microwaved the vegetables seperately and added them to the skillet once they were cooked. I let it simmer on low for about 5 minutes, then serve when everyone is ready to eat dinner!!!!

Let me know if you have any simple and quick recipes.  E-mail me with a photo and recipe to

This should serve between 4-5 people. - ENJOY!!!!!

Free Sample of Miracle Whip

Who doesn't love FREE? Click here and get your FREE sample of miracle whip. It is at the very top right side of the website. They say on the website to allow 4-6 weeks to receive sample.

Thanks to for this freebie!

FREE Finish Quantumatic @ Rite Aid

This is a great deal this week at Rite Aid!!!!
I have never used this dishwasher detergent before, but for FREE I am willing to!!

Finish Quantumatic is on sale from $10.99 to $3.99 at Rite Aid
Click here for this $3.00 Off  Finish Quantumatic, go down to bottom of page for the coupons you need to click on. you will have to register but is is easy.
Click here to register and print out $1.00 off Finish Quantumatic coupon at Video Values from RiteAid

Use both coupons and your cost will be FREE!!! Don't forget to sign up for your Wellness Card for FREE. That is how you will get the sale prices at Rite Aid and earn point on your card. To learn more about the Wellness Card go here. It is an easy process and you will get a plastic card similar to CVS and Kroger cards.

If you did not know this Rite Aid will let you use both manufacturer coupon and their own Rite Aid coupons. This is part of their coupon policy.

Have fun Blessed Day!!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I Saved Big at Rite Aid Today!!!

I am so excited to share this with you- I was able to plan & get some great deals.

So, this is what I purchased:
12 -  Johnson & Johnson Items          $2.99 each / you get $2.00 UP+ Reward per item
2 - Glade Odor Eliminators Spray        $6.00 for 2 you get $1.00 UP+ Reward
2 - Sucrets                                         $3.99 each / you get $2.00 per item
1 - Huggie Pull Ups                            $8.99 / you get $2.00 UP+ Reward
1 - Dove Shampoo                            $2.50 (clearanced item)
1- Finish Quantum                              $3.99 on sale from $10.99
1 - Crayola Markers                          $1.23 / clearance 75% off
1 - Crayola Colored Pencils               .56 / clearanced 75% off
1 - Crayola Erasable Col. Pencils       $1.19 clearanced 75% off

62.27 + tax = Grand Total 
$2.67 + tax = Total I paid OOMP (out of my pocket) 
I used all my UP+ Rewards and received 22 more UP+Rewards = YEAH!!!
I also used my coupons I earned from watching the Rite Aid Videos online which was $9.00
I did 3 separate transactions, so I could pay as little OOMP.

Coupons Used:
  • 12 - $1.00 off various coupons - J&J coupons shown below in my other posting for RiteAid
  • 2 - $1.50 Sucrets coupons from newspaper
  • 1 - $2.00 Huggie Coupon for Pull Ups
  • 1-  $2.00 Huggie coupon from watching videos online from RiteAid in Jan
  • 1 - $1.00 Dove Shampoo from newspaper
  • 1 - $1.00 Dove Item from RiteAid Videos available now
  • 1 - $1.00 Finish Item from RiteAid Videos available now
  • 1 - $1.00 Finish Detergent from newspaper
  • 1 -  BOGO Free Glade
  • 1 - $1.00 off Glade Product 

My cashier was wonderful and they were ok with me doing that. I only ask if there is no one else in line.
I hope this encourages you to go out and get some deals of your own.

Later this week I will be posting a longer post about RiteAid and how it works and the steps you would take to get involved these great deals  whenever you shop. Please remember you do not have to get all of these items, get some items, if any, save money on the things you need!!! And buy more if you can get them FREE and especially when you need the items stock up.

A Special Thank You to For the Mommas, for the great Johnson & Johnson Deals This Week!!!

New Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice Drink FREEBIE!!

Ok, here is another freebie from our friends on Facebook - YEAH!!! Just go to here to request your free sample. I am not sure how long this will last, so I hope you snag a free drink. Happy Drinking!!!

FREE Sample of Cheeze-It on Facebook

If you  did not know this, there is a  free sample if you head over to Facebook to get a Free Sample of Cheez-Its. You have to vote to get the free sample. But it is simple! I know my kiddies will love it =)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Great Johnson & Johnson Deal at Rite Aid this week!

Go here to view their weekly circular for this week. If you are new to Rite Aid enroll in their UP+ Rewards to get their deals that are listed weekly. Go here to learn more about that.

Rite Aid has a 2 programs called Single Check Rebates and + UP Rewards, referred to as SCR and UPR Also, they have the Wellness Card program and Video Values Coupons. Just a few comments for Video Values - I love them!!! You get to watch commericals and earn coupons to use at their store. This onth there are $9.00 dollars in just store coupons, also there are alot of other product coupons you can use. This is how you can mae the coupons work for you for FREE items =)

This week 2/20/11 Great deal on Johnson & Johnson Items and Desitin. See below for details.

Get $2.00 UPR
$1/1 Desitin Product, exp. 3-20-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
$1/1 Desitin Diaper Rash Cream printable
$1/1 Select Johnson’s Products, exp. 3-20-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
$1.50/2 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Covers/Tapes (SS 01/09/11 #2)
$1/1 Johnson’s Baby Lotion or Oil printable
Free after coupon
For more coupons and deals for RiterAid this week, check out Here.
Thank you For the Mommas!

FREE Marriage Resource Mailed Right To You!

Turning Point is offering a free item from their website. I ordered the Love Handles Cards last week, and I just received them yesterday in the mail. They are very nice looking and I think it will be beneficial for me and David in our relationship =)

Click here to get your FREE Love Handles Cards.

Check Out Your Jo-Ann’s Mailer Flyer = FREE ITEM!

Ladies, have you looked over your Jo-Anns flyer that was mailed to you?
 If not, check it out - you should have many coupons. One of which is a $5.00 off 1 regular priced item! There are not many items that are $5.00 in the store, but there are some beautiful children's books and some cook books in the front of the store for exactly $5.00. I love free!!! When the cashier rang me out, she said you don’t have to pay for tax or anything? And she gave me the receipt and I left with one beautiful book and got it totally FREE. The deals ends this weekend, I believe! Maybe they will keep sending us these coupons by mail.

If you are do not get Jo-Ann’s Fliers by mail click here to sign up and who knows maybe you will get one of these FREEBIES in the future.

Check Out Target Ladies!!!

If you are going to target anytime soon, stop by the clearance aisle for Valentine’s Day items. They have their books, valentines day cards, and other various items marked down to 75% off. The candy is marked down to 50% also.

So, this is what I got:

2 pairs of slipper socks      $1.25 each (was $5.00 each)
1 Ever After DVD               $2.00 (was $5.00)
1 Valentine Box of cards  .75  (was $3.00)
Total $5.25 with tax
I saved $12.50 cents

I was really excited about the Ever After DVD I bought since it was only $5.00 reg price, and then I had printed out a coupon 2 weeks ago for $3.00 off any Everafter DVD. So, I got this adorable DVD I had been wanting to buy for myself for only $2.00 =)
To make things even sweeter I had a gift card, so I paid no money (OOMP) out of my pocket!

I checked to see if the DVD coupon was still available, but it is not, but there are left on under entertainment tab on the left side.

Welcome to GL4M - Gracious Living for Moms

Thanks for stopping by! I am excited in starting this new adventure of my life with all of you!!! My goal in doing this blog is to:
  • give you opportunities for freebies online or in stores
  • coupon tips on cutting your grocery bills in half or lowering your non-grocery items
  • how to shop at RiteAid for FREE or almost FREE and other Drug Store AKA the "Drug Store Game"
  • can anyone say FREE diapers? YEAH!!!
  • having personal articles posted weekly about money, family, children or personal experiences
  • having guest bloggers share or write on their expertise that may help you
  • various crafts that I am working and information on how you can make the same project
  • share with you all that God has shown me and my family with saving money and stretching the money God has given our family
  • and so much more!!!!
If you have any topic you would like me to blog about or if you would like to share one of your great deals, e-mail me at I would love to hear from you!

So, here we go, thanks for joining me on this journey with you all, thanks for visiting my blog and I pray you have a blessed day. I hope this will help you along your life's path of graciously living!!!