*HOT* Sam’s Club Groupon (Basically Free After Gift Card & Savings – Ending Soon)

Just a reminder that Groupon extended this offer but it ends TODAY! It’s a fantastic deal, and I always have people email me a few days after the offer asking if it’s still there. If you’re considering a Sam’s Club membership at all, don’t miss this deal!



WOOHOOO! Sam’s Club and Groupon are offering their awesome voucher deal again,which means it’s a great time to try out a Sam’s Club Membership!  For $45 (the regular cost of a membership), you’ll get:

    • One-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership (a $45 value)
    • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
    • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
    • Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
      • Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
      • Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
      • Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
      • Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)
This is only offered one or two times a year, and is available while supplies last. If you’ve been considering a Sam’s purchase at all (read this and this to see what PPP thinks about Sam’s Memberships), this is definitely worth checking out!


Go HERE to get yours.


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Target Extra Finds: Free Post Its, Scotch Tape, Glue, Index Cards, Right Guard & More


Here are some deals I saw while shopping at Target this week! 


Just Bare Chicken Legs $2.49

Use $5.00/1 Target Meat Purchase of $20 or More; Includes Fresh, Frozen, or Deli – Target In Ad Coupon (Valid from 7/27/14) (Expires 08/02/14)


Market Pantry Lunch Meat $2.49

Oscar Mayer Bacon $4.99

  • Use $5.00/1 Target Meat Purchase of $20 or More; Includes Fresh, Frozen, or Deli – Target In Ad Coupon (Valid from 7/27/14) (Expires 08/02/14)



Tyson Frozen Chicken $6


Buy 3 Up & Up Plates $2.69, Get 1 Free


Pringles Pizza $1.52


Driscoll Strawberry $2.50


Gerber Baby Food $1.09


Buy 15 Plum Baby Food $1.49, Get $5 Gift Card (scenario assuming you have 2 computers)


Buy 4 Kellogg’s Special K $2.75, Get 1 Gallon of Milk Free



Buy 3 Colgate Toothpaste Twin Pack $4.99, Get a free cosmetic bag

Get $10 Target Gift Card when you buy 4 Household Items
  • ***Deal Idea****
  • Buy 2 Downy Fabric Softeners $7.99
  • Buy 2 Tide Detergents $9.99
  • Use (2) $2/1 Tide from the 2/27 PG insert or $1.50/1 Tide
  • Use $1/2 Downy from the 2/27 PG insert
  • Pay $30.96 out of pocket, get $10 Target gift card AND submit for $10 PG rebate (see more PG coupon matchups here)
  • Makes it $10.96 for all 4 items after coupons, gift cards and rebates!


Up & Up Folders $.50


Up & Up Folders $.92


Up & Up Markers $.79


Up & Up Glue Stick $.39


Up & Up Crayons $.39


Post It 3 pk $2.50


Paper Mate Pens $.97


Clorox Wipes $2.49


Wet Ones $2.29


Up & Up Index Cards $.50


Buy 3 Bagel Bites $1.99, Get 1 Free


Up & Up Pencil Holder $.69


Post It $1.02


BIC Highlighers 4 pk $1.59


Sharpies $1


Sharpies $.89


Right Guard Deodorant $3.34 (obviously people grabbed this freebie!)



Purell Travel Size $1.44


Purell  $2.69

Jennie O Turkey Franks $1.02 (great filler for meat coupon)


 Scotch Tapes $1.02 (or you can grab a 2 pk Found in the Dollar Section)

See all the top deals at Target this week, and create your Target shopping list before you shop.

Laurie’s Walgreens Trip + Extra Walgreens Deals


I made a quick run to Walgreens this morning, and got quite a few good deals! The Carmex that was on sale had a free Bonus pack attached, so I picked that up as well as a few more items:

Bought 2 Fine Tip Sharpie Markers (needed for my daughter’s school supply list) $.50

Bought 1 Carmex $2.99, got back 2,000 Balance Reward Points

Bought 1 Colgate Optic White $2.99, got back $2 in Register Rewards

  • Used $.50/1 Colgate coupon from the 7/27 Smart Source isnert
  • Paid $6.48 out of pocket, got back $2 in Register Rewards and 2,000 in Balance Reward Points (like getting back $2)
  • Total after coupons, Balance Rewards & Register Rewards Savings = $2.48


Bic Razors Buy One $3.99 Get One 5o% Off

  • Use (2) $3/1 coupons from the 7/27 SmartSource insert
  • $1 each after coupons



Butterball Turkey Bacon $.99


Purell $1.99



Tide $4.94, Get 5,000 Balance Rewards Points when you spend $20

Deal Idea

Buy 4 Tide Detergent $4.94
Buy 1 Dawn Dish Soap $.99

  • Use (4) $2/1 coupon from the 7/27 P&G insert
  • Use $.25/1 coupon from the 7/27 P&G insert
  • Use $3 Register Rewards from Transaction #1
  • Pay $9.50 out of pocket, get 5,000 Balance Rewards points (like getting $5)


Colgate Optic White $2.99

  • Use $.50/1 coupon from the 7/27 SmartSource insert
  • Pay $2.49 out of pocket, get $2 Register Rewards
  • $.49 after coupon and Register Rewards


1″ Binders $1.99 


Sharpie Marker 2-packs $.99


See all the deals at Walgreens this week. 

How To Save On School Supplies

How to save on school supplies

Have you started (or finished) shopping for your kid’s school supplies yet this year? Here are a few tips that I’ve learned over the last few years, to help get rock bottom prices for most of our school supplies each year:

  • Gather together your child’s school supply lists. 
  • If you have items left over from last year (used or unused), see if those will work before purchasing new items. Some items can make it from year to year (especially things like more expensive cloth binders, calculators, etc.), and you may save yourself purchasing new by using what you already have on hand!
  • Print this free printable with the regular prices at Walmart so that you know what your baseline prices are before shopping. Walmart doesn’t typically drastically change back-to-school prices during the season with extra sales, so you just need to know what their basic prices are so that you don’t pay too much elsewhere.
  • Each week, look over and purchase the best deals at your local office supply stores. You can find the Staples ad HERE and the Office Depot/Office Max ad HERE. Each week, they’ll have several items on sale, including a few items DEEPLY discounted ($.25 or less.) For the most part, you want to pick up only the items that are the deeply discounted, not just things that are on sale for a few pennies off. (If you’re able, get these even if they’re not on your child’s list as they’re great to donate, or save for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.)
  • Check out the Dollar Tree. Sometimes the Dollar Tree has school supply items for much less than other stores, and it never hurts to see what you can find there. (My favorite Dollar Tree deal of all time is $1 school project boards!)
  • Also watch the drug stores back-to-school sales. This week at CVS you can get combination locks for $3, and binders, Crayola, and Expo markers are all on sale buy one get one 50% off. To see the deals at your drug stores, go HERE for CVS, HERE for Walgreens, and HERE for Rite Aid and click the “BTS” tab at the top of the list to see what’s on sale this week.
  • As you’re stocking up on the very best deals, check those items off your child’s list.
  • The week before school starts, look over their supply lists again, then look at the sales prices at the office supply stores again to see if the items you still need are on sale. 
TIP: go HERE on PPP and  you can type in any item that you’re looking for to compare the best prices at the drug stores, office supply stores, and your local grocery stores. You can always use this feature by typing in the item you need in the “Need a Deal” search box on the right hand side of the screen.)
  • Look at the basic prices at Walmart as well, and decide whether to make one more trip to the office supply stores or go ahead and purchase everything at Walmart. Before you go to have a very accurate list so that you don’t end up going back and forth multiple times to the store, and if possible leave your kiddos at home so then don’t beg encourage you to buy all those extra items they most likely can live without!
  • Be sure to stock up as many extra savings during the back-to-school sales as you can, because school supply prices will go up drastically in a few weeks. A pack of crayons that’s $.25 will easily cost $1-$2 when you need an extra box in January, so stockpile school supplies the same way that you would stockpile food that’s on sale. Right now we will see the very lowest prices of the year on school supplies, so this is definitely when you’ll want to stock up! 


Note: If you have older children (especially high schoolers), you may want to just start them out the first few days with a basic set of pens, pencils and a few notebooks, and then wait until the first week of school to buy many of the supplies as they won’t get lists until they’ve gone to class for a few days. BUT, be sure to purchase the deeply discounted items as there on sale in the week’s 



What other suggestions do you have for saving the most on school supplies? I’d love to hear your tips – leave a comment to share!

Looking for more back-to-school sale information? Go HERE to see more. 

Purse Organizer Insert Just $3.89, Shipped (Excellent Reviews)

Here’s such a good deal on this cosmetic or purse organizer from Amazon! Get this Nylon Insert Cosmetic Purse Organizer for just $3.89 including shipping from Amazon right now ~ with great reviews.  Here are a few product features:


  • Easily move and rotate the entire contents of your bag
  • Multiple pockets to classify your personal stuff
  • Keep your mobile, keys, purse, make-up and other essential items organised and within easy reach
  • Material: Nylon
  • Size: approx 11.2″ x 6.7″ x 3.3″ (28.5cm x 17cm x 8.5cm)
These come in so handy if you change your purse frequently, and I’ve heard so many people comment on how much they’ve liked them. Head on over HERE to learn more!


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Gap Shopping Trip: Spent $46 For Over $185 In Apparel

Okie dokie folks, I am soooo far from a cutesy dressed girl, but I’ve got to show you what I scored this week at the Gap! My friend Nicki mentioned over on Facebook that you could get $50 in Gap Cards for $35 at Kroger, and after seeing last week’s sales I figured it was worth a shot. It also earned Kroger double fuel points (woot!) which was just a nice extra bonus!


(And yes, apparently I like stripes.) ;)


I don’t shop for clothing all that often (I hate that it’s so expensive, and have such a hard time finding things that look right on me so I tend to stay far from retail stores when at all possible.) But, I decided to try it out, and here’s how I did. . .


Bought 1 pair navy & white espadrilles $8.99 (clearance $14.99 – extra 40% off in store, originally $29.95)

Bought 1 rib tank $7.19 (clearance $11.99 – extra 40% off in store, originally $16.50)

Bought 1 classic ballet shoes $7.78 (clearance $12.97 – extra 40% off in store, originally $39.95)

Bought 1 essential tee $5.99 (clearance $9.99 – extra 40% off in store, originally $19.95)

Bought 1 striped essential tee $9.59 (clearance $15.39 – extra 40% off in store, originally $19.95)

Bought 1 stripe 4-in-1 dress $17.99 (clearance $23.99 – extra 40% off in store, originally $59.95)

Paid $61.93  ($50 in Gap gift cards, $11.93 in cash)

  • Less $15 off savings from Gap gift cards at Kroger
  • Total = $46.93 or $7.62 per item – yay!

The original cost of everything would have been $186.25 (yikes!) which I never would have paid, but it’s fun to think I saved that much! 


Be sure to check out your Kroger store and see if they’re offering the same gift card deals – while I couldn’t find the offers from my computer on Kroger’s digital coupon site, they popped up when I searched them on my Kroger mobile phone app.  Here are the other retail coupons to watch for right now:
  • Save $10 when you buy 1 $50 Children’s Place gift card
  • Save $5 when you buy 1 $25 Old Navy Gift Card


Note: to make sure you get the gift card savings, you may want to purchase these in a separate transaction at Kroger so you know the offer is working. Hope that helps!


Right now you can shop the Gap online and check out their clearance savings, however I (think) the prices may be a little better in stores if your store has much selection left. If you’ve scored any great retail savings lately, I’d love to hear about them!



(Thought you all would get a kick out of me trying on that 4-in-1 dress to send the pic to my sister-in-law ~ she always votes yay or nay via text and thinks this one’s worth keeping. Have I mentioned lately I don’t enjoy retail shopping all that much? Of course I’m sporting the “hand-on-my-hip-will-make-me-look-skinnier” look while hoping my daughter will hurry and take a picture decent enough to send.) ;)



Free App Friday 7/18/14

Today is Free App Friday for Apple & Android users!  Check out smartappsforkids.com to download 23 FREE kid friendly apps for Apple devices, and check out smartappsforandroid.com to download the best FREE kids’ apps for Android devices.

Love a bargain? Find more free stuff HERE.

Laurie’s Dollar Tree Trip: $7 On Plastic Bins

If you need any items to organize your pantry, kids cabinets, or even anything for back-to-school, you might want to swing by the Dollar Tree! I bought each of the buckets & bins above for $1 each ($7 total), and they’re perfect for organizing. Woot!


Here’s how I used them to tidy up our pantry, in case you missed it last week. ;)

See all the Dollar Tree deals before you shop.

Simply Venus Razors Just $.75 At Dollar General

Here’s a great deal on Gillette Razors at Dollar General if you have one nearby! Get them for as little as $.75 after a recent coupon:


Buy Gillette Simply Venus 2 Disposable Razors 4 ct $3.75

  • Use $3/1 coupon from the 7/13 Red Plum insert or $1/1 Venus Razor
  • $.75 after coupon!

Don’t forget to also check out this scenario for the new $5/$25 School Supply coupon that popped up this week at Dollar General!

HSI Flat Iron Just $38.85, Shipped

I’m so excited that the price has dropped back down on this HSI Flat Iron!  Get the HSI Professional 1 Inch Ceramic Tourmaline Iconic Flat Iron Hair Straightener, Free Glove and Pouch for just $38.85 (down from over $100..  This product has fantastic reviews, so if you’ve been in the market for a flat iron it’s worth checking out!  Here are the details:

  • Straighten, flip and curl your hair
  • Adjustable temperature from 240F to 410F (120C – 200C) to suit all hair types
  • Ceramic/tourmaline ion plates create a shinier, silkier finish in lesser time
  • 1 inch plate width, wide enough for any hair length and hair types, yet narrow enough for bangs
  • Transform frizzy, dull hair into gorgeous straight, sleek locks


Head on over HERE to learn more . . . a few people mentioned on the PPP Facebook page that they have one and love it, so if you’ve been in the market for one this looks like a great price.

See more Amazon Deals, and remember when you subscribe and save to 5 or more items in one month, you’ll also save an additional 15% on all of your subscribe and save purchases.

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