Best Baby Shower Gift Ever


I could not wait to share this darling gift my cute niece received this weekend at her baby shower! One very (very) smart momma gave her what I think just might be the best baby shower gift ever.


She found a super cute heavy duty file folder . . . 


And made darling labels for everything Baby Cash’s mom (isn’t that a cute name?) will need to hang onto those first few years.




Here are the labels she included (made with a label maker): 

  • Birth Certificates & Social Security
  • Keepsakes
  • Milestones
  • Pediatrician Visits
  • Immunization Records
  • Other Health Records
  • Insurance Paperwork
  • Nursing/Feeding Info
  • Manuals
  • Receipts
  • Miscellaneous


I just loved this and thought you might too ~ such a wonderful gift idea!


Looking for more frugal Baby Shower Ideas?


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25 Days of Frugal DIY Day 4 ($10 Or Less)



This idea is so clever! Head on over HERE to see how Ashley of Sugar & Cloth turned these copper pipe caps into flower pots.


Such a great way to DIY on a penny pinched budget. 🙂

Stop back tomorrow night for a new penny pinched idea ~ happy penny pinching!

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6 Secrets to Price Matching at Walmart


I just saw that WALMART ALSO OFFERS CURBSIDE DELIVERY IN OUR AREA ~ WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!! Go HERE to see if they’re offering in your hometown, this seriously could change your Walmart-grocery-I-really-don’t-wanna-go-in-life. And, use the code REALEASY to save $10 on first curbside delivery order (thanks Jayme!) I love that!!! 🙂 


Did you know that you can get the sale prices from ads alllll over town  – just by price-matching their ads at Walmart?


It’s true!


 Walmart has made it SO easy to walk in and get every deal on your list with minimum effort involved.


But to make the absolute MOST of their price matching policyyou’ll want to do your homework.  Know what you can match, WHO you can match, and what sorts of things are excluded.  Plus – find out how to add coupons into the save even more.  Check out these 6 Secrets to Price Matching at Walmart!

6 Secrets to Price Matching at Walmart

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1 . Walmart Will Match Competitors’ Sale Prices (Even BOGO Sales)

Walmart will price match  ANY competitor’s ad price.  You don’t even need to have the ads with you – just tell your cashier that you are price matching an item and they can look it up to verify.

As long as a price is clearly listed in the ad  you will be able to get sale prices from all over town with just one stop at Walmart.  You can NOT price match on a general discount – such as a BOGO with no regular prices listed, or a percentage off – like “40% OFF Almay Makeup”.

Ad match items must also match exactly in brand, size, color, flavor, etc… and managers always reserve the right to limit quantities.




2 . Walmart Price Matches Fresh Meats, Fruit and Veggies

As long as the meat and produce matches in size and brand – like Tyson chicken, Jennie-O Turkey, or Bolthouse Farms Carrots – you can even match sales prices on these items.




3 . Walmart Price-Matches Online Competitors As Well

If you find an item at a lower price online (for instance Amazon) Walmart will match their competitors’ online price as well.

Keep in mind that the item must be IN STOCK on the website when you request a price match and that certain sales (Doorbusters, limited time offers like Daily Deals and Paid Membership clubs like Sam’s Club) will not qualify for price matching.

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*See all exclusions here





4 . Walmart Stores Will Match Prices Too

This one seems a little like a no-brainer – but it wasn’t always the case.  Walmart will now match prices in stores. (Provided the item is in stock at the time of price match)

In case you haven’t noticed before – sometimes will have rollbacks and markdowns on certain items that are NOT marked down in stores.  for instance this popular Viking Tablet which is $99.99 at my local store (I know – because we went to check it out!) but $79.99 online.  Keep in mind, the item must be in stock online at time of purchase.


5 . You can use coupons along with price matching

For those of us who just like knowing we saved SOMETHING – Walmart price matching feels like a win.  But if you’re looking to save even MORE – you can use coupons alongside a price match!  While making your shopping list – type your items in here (I typed in “Tide” just as an example) to see where it’s cheapest.  The results will include any coupons that are available – so you can get those ready before heading out the door!

Use mobile coupon apps – like Ibotta , Checkout 51 and Snap by Groupon – as well while you’re at it!



6 . Always hang onto your Walmart Receipt

If you were in a hurry or think you might have missed a deal – make sure to hold onto your Walmart receipt. You can upload a pic of your receipt to Walmart’s Savings Catcher App and they’ll “catch” any competitor prices you missed and give you money after the fact.


I’ve really been happy with the amount of money I’ve received back from this app!



Some Walmart stores are offering curbside pickup, and I have heard rave reviews about this program (my store back in Huntsville had that and I’m so jealous!) Go HERE to see if your store offers it. 🙂


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25 Days of Frugal DIY Day 3 ($10 Or Less)



This idea is so clever! Head on over HERE to see how the Lemonade Makin’ Mama created a chic jewelry holder out of just a few simple items.


Such a great way to DIY on a penny pinched budget. 🙂

Stop back tomorrow night for a new penny pinched idea ~ happy penny pinching!

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs


Ready for another slow cooker recipe? If you’d like ribs but don’t want to fire up the grill, these are a simple way to make them inside. So good, and you only need five ingredients . . . love that!


I think I’ve finally figured out ribs in the slow cooker (WOOHOO!)  After reading through a few suggestions on how to cook ribs in the crockpot, I made these today and they were perfect. 


And EASY. 


What more could a girl ask for? 🙂




Here’s the trick:  do NOT just put the ribs in the slow cooker.


(I know, I know . . . that takes a little of the fun out of slow cooking, but I promise spending a few minutes to prepare those ribs in the morning will reward you with some fall-apart-heavenly ribs!) 


Allow just thirty minutes in the morning to pre-bake them in the oven, and then let your slow cooker to the rest of the cooking for you.  These were so good that my family declared them better than Logan’s Roadhouse, and liked them as much as our favorite rib recipe for the grill.



Yup, I was a rockstar at our house this week. 


Here’s the recipe if you’d like to be a rockstar today too. 🙂 



  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Barbecue Sauce (we used Sweet Baby Rays)
  • 3-4 lbs. Pork Long Country Style Ribs, or Pork Sirloin Chops


  1. Season ribs with salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  2. Bake at 350 in oven for 15 minutes, then turn ribs over and bake another 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer ribs to slow cooker (you may need to cut them to fit into Mrs. Potts!) 🙂
  4. Pour bottle of barbecue sauce over top of the ribs.
  5. Cook for 6-7 hours on low.
  6. Serve along with extra barbecue sauce (optional).




Looking for more slow cooker recipes to add to your menu plan this week? Here you go . . .

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Stamp Out Hunger Is May 14th (Time To Clean Your Pantry!)

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Don’t forget that this is tomorrow!

Here’s a great way to help those in your community! Take a few minutes this week to clean out your pantry and gather up items for Stamp Out Hunger! The USPS Stamp Out Hunger Is May 14th, so if you’re not sure where to give in your community, you can just leave your donations in your mailbox and your mail carrier will deliver them to a local pantry for you. (I love that!)

If you’re new to Stamp Out Hunger, it’s a program where for one day (May 14, 2016), you can leave food at your in your mailbox, and your mail man will deliver it to a local food pantry for you. (Isn’t that fantastic?) I usually donate most of ours to our church’s food pantry (because that’s where we normally give), but if you’re unsure of where to give in your community this is a great way to get involved and donate locally to help those in your area.

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If you take any pictures of your great deals to donate, I’d LOVE for you to email them to me so I can share! Send me an email at contact@passionate penny (leave out spaces) . . . I can’t wait to see how you’re giving. 🙂


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22 Items You Should Buy on Amazon {AND 13 Things You Shouldn’t}

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Do you love shopping Amazon? 


Amazon offers easy savings (and convenience) on thousands of items, delivered right to our door. But it’s important to know what items really are great prices, and which items are worth heading to your local store for. My general rule of thumb is to check Amazon for anything I would make a quick trip to Walmart for, because so many items end up being less money, with no stress.


I love that. 🙂 


NOTE: Remember that if you’re willing to use coupons on many items along with store sales ads, your prices may be less expensive than Amazon. HOWEVER, if you’re not willing to really clip coupons and watch those sales ads, Amazon may offer some easy savings for you!

So, curious what things I always watch for at Amazon before shopping elsewhere? Here you go:


1. Android apps (FREE)

2. Auto Parts

3. Batteries

Try out the Amazon Basics brand ~ excellent reviews and a great price!

4. BluRays & DVDs

5. Books

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6. Coffee Pods

7. Computer Accessories

8. Department Store Make Up

I buy my Estee Lauder foundation there because it helps me skip a trip to the mall!

9. Diapers & Baby Wipes (including Swim Diapers)


10. E-Books (FREE)

11. Electronics

12. Electronic Add-ons

13. Board Games

14. Gift Cards (watch for special discounts on these)

15. Household Personal Care Items

16. Magazine Subscriptions

17. Drug store makeup (watch for special savings on these)


18. Select Cleaning Products – Lysol Wipes, Finish Tabs, Swiffer Dusters

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19. Small Kitchen Appliances

For Example . . . 

20. Snack Foods when on special discounts

21. Toilet Paper

22. Toys



13 Things You Shouldn’t Buy on Amazon

NOTE: ALWAYS (always!) be sure to check the price on Amazon to make sure the item isn’t lower there before purchasing elsewhere. These tend to be things that I’ve noticed are higher at Amazon, but it’s always worth doing a quick price check because sometimes they really do have the best deal!

1. Athletic Shoes* (try 6PM or Zappos)

2. Back to School Supplies*

Amazon does occasionally offer some serious discounts on these, but as a rule I think you’ll get better prices during the back to school season at Staples, Office Depot or Walmart

3. Brand Name Apparel

try local stores using coupon instead ~ Dick’s Sporting Goods for example offers tons of coupon codes

4. SOME Cleaning Supplies

always do your math on these to compare before purchasing!

5. Clothing*

again, try 6PM or Zappos however Amazon does occasionally offer great prices on clothing during one day discounted specials

6. Food

a lot of grocery prices are still high at Amazon ~ you’ll pay for Amazon’s convenience which may be worth it, but know you may be paying more! Amazon does sometimes offer significant special savings, so watch PPP for those price drops

7. Hardware

8. Home Furnishings

9. Pet Food

because these are usually heavy, you’ll get a better deal typically at your local grocery store, Target or Walmart

10. Pet Supplies

11. Photography Supplies*

12. Power Tools*

13. Tools*

*unless special Gold Box Deal


Crazy about Amazon?  Here are more ways to save:




Get free access to my 10 secrets to saving online as well to learn even more ways to save. 

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7 Ways A Fitbit Will Change Your Life

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(Note: these work for me because I work from home, but if you’re in an office all day I’m sure your days look very different than mine! So, think about ways you can force yourself to walk a few minutes each hour while doing office projects, cleaning off your desk, walking to take care of an errand during lunch, etc. I’d love to hear your thoughts!)


In response to Shannon’s 7 reasons she broke up with her fitness tracker, I had to share my thoughts on this one too. Like Shannon I’ve had many (many!) days where I’ve let those numbers on my Fitbit drive me nuts, but I’ve slowly come up with a moderated way to let it help me be my best without driving me crazy.


While I exercise almost every day (and have for twenty years), as a blogger I sit a lot throughout the day. Once I finish my workout in the morning and get the kids off to school, I usually head to my office and sit down to work 6-8 hours straight without leaving the computer.


However, using my Fitbit to remind myself to get moving has seriously changed our home life. Here’s the thing ~ while many of us work on computers every day in our current culture, our bodies just weren’t designed for that. We were designed to be up and moving, so my Fitbit is just a friendly reminder to get that moving in. 


Curious how it’s changed my life (and honestly our home life too?) Here’s how:


1. I complete our laundry. (Every. day.)

Ever hour on the hour between 10 and 3, I force myself to get up and tackle a household chore that helps me sneak in 1,000 steps. The first one I start with each morning is a load of laundry, so my typical routine is to pop a load in the washer as soon as I get showered in the morning, move it to the dryer as soon as I hear it beep, then on my first hourly 1,000 steps I head upstairs, fold laundry and put it all away. 1,000 steps completed (and my laundry is done by keeping up with one load a day!)

2. My house stays tidied up.

During my second 1,000 step round (usually at 11 AM), I walk through the house and pick up anything that needs to be put away. If it needs to go to the basement I take it there, because I’ve got to get those extra steps in and it needs to be put away anyways.

3. Dinner plans get made.

Around 12 o’clock I figure out what’s for dinner, hop off the computer, and get everything I need ready for dinner that night. Today I’m making a slow cooker recipe, so by the time I got my ingredients together, chopped everything up, popped it in Mrs. Potts and cleared the kitchen, I’d almost hit another 1,000 steps. Not only am I getting my steps in, I’m taking care of something I could so easily skip ~ such a win each day!

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when I got 40,000 steps in on my birthday ~ ummm, yes, I was a little obsessed!

4. My plants stay watered & our sinks stay clean.

I am the worst about keeping our plants watered, but every day around 1 o’clock I take a few minutes to get those plants watered. While I’m at it I use Lysol Wipes to wipe down all the sinks in our home, easily eeking out another 1,000 steps.


5. The trash goes out & the mail comes in.

As you can imagine around 2 o’clock I’m ready not to hop off the computer with kids coming home all too soon, but I force myself to hop up, walk around to all the trash cans in our home and get all the trash thrown away. While I’m up I force myself to get up to another 1,000 steps  so I grab the mail, and look for anything else that needs to be done while I’m walking around. It’s amazing how much easier it is to keep your home tidy when you force yourself to move each day!



6. I’m always glad to park far away at the grocery store (as long as the weather’s not bad!)

Stuck with a parking spot way far away from the grocery store? No problem! I easily add an extra 1,000 steps at the store, and those far away spots just help get in a few more steps.

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my personal post on FB last weekend ~ we’ve always tried to walk when we have a few minutes at night, but I loved that someone actually stopped us as we went when holding hands last week!

7. Any chance I get for a walk with my husband in the evenings I take.

We have so many crazy nights hauling kids around to activities, but my husband and I try to take advantage of quick walks whenever we can. He has no idea I’m using them to sneak in those extra steps, but it’s a win-win for both of us.


{*BONUS* I’m also way more willing to help my husband with yard work because it helps me add in a few extra steps ~ such a simple way to make ourselves go and do the things we need to do each day!}


I no longer sync my Fitbit and do challenges with other people (I realized that made me way too obsessed!) and have never worn my Fitbit as a sleep tracker . . .  I honestly just use it to make sure I’m up and moving throughout the day, because I know my life can be so sedentary. While I’m incredibly fortunate to work at home, even in an office all day consider spending some time just making yourself walk to run an errand, taking a break from your computer every hour for a quick walk around the office, or do something to keep you moving each day.


For me, while I have definitely had days where I’ve allowed myself to be consumed with my steps, just using it to keep myself up more often throughout the day has not only helped my health, it’s helped me balance in my life. Having our home kept up with each day is huge and the health factor is just a fun added benefit! I really do believe our bodies were designed to move so much more than they do, so this is such a great way for me to cross a few things off my to-do list each day, and take care of myself too.


This is the Fitbit I use if you’re interested ~ I love it and have had it for over a year ~ highly recommend this one if you’re looking for one! I’d love to hear if you’ve seen success from using a Fitbit too ~ leave a comment to share. 


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Right now eBay has a sale on the Fitbit HR ~ just $99.99 shipped (which is the best price I’ve seen since Black Friday!) 



In case you’re interested, we’re starting a new 21 Day Fix Challenge group next Monday (May 16th). We have over 100 ladies in the group (several have lost 20-30 pounds+!), and would love to have you ~ go HERE to sign up if you’d like to join us! (Note: this will likely be my last round to start until the fall, so I’d love for you to join us if you’re interested.)



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7 Reasons Why I Broke Up With My Fitness Tracker

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Note from Laurie ~ I’m traveling today with my daughter back from a weekend competition, but loved this post from Shannon! Like her, I was slightly addicted to my Fitbit for about 6 months, but have given it up in the last month after realizing I was a wee bit obsessed with it. I do love using it to make myself move more and think they can be such a great motivator, but like all things, you can go too far. Would love to hear your thoughts on this one too!


Have you ever had a break-up that you knew was a great decision?  Not with a person (we ALL have those-haha).  But with something like cable, a car, a bike, a video game system, etc.?  Here’s the story of my recent break-up.
Recently I had phone issues which made me default my phone and re-download my apps.  Sigh!  My Jawbone UP fitness tracker was one of them.  But for some reason when I tried to sync the app to the UP band, it didn’t work.  So I decided to ditch it . . . and I am so glad!


Here are my top 7 reasons I broke up with my fitness tracker:


1.  I am no longer obsessed with getting my 10,000 steps in.  

Yes, I am SUPER competitive so I had to get those 10,000 steps plus a few extra thousand in on my running days.  I run 5 miles a day 5 days a week.  It was around 8,500 steps for me after my run. But I had to get around 11,000 – 12,000 a day.  It drove my family crazy that I would walk in place while cooking, folding laundry, etc.  (Yes, it REALLY did drive them crazy, says my husband as he edits this.)


2. I can enjoy my off days of running.  

When I had my off days of running I would still think of ways I could get at least 5,000 – 6,000 steps in.  It was so consuming because I was so obsessed with getting steps in.


3.  My body gets the rest it needs.  

I get to sit down and rest physically–and mentally since I’m not thinking about my steps–especially on my off days.


4. I’m not checking my app…ALL…THE…TIME.

I would check it every time I came home from anywhere I walked, after doing house work, laundry, cooking, anything!  Anyone else battle with this?


5. My wrist is free.

I did not have a Fitbit (that has a combined watch) so I wore my UP band and watch on one wrist, and typing was a pain!


6. I no longer get the annoying emails.

I would get emails with the worst titles like “You were low this week; try to step it up next week!” UGH!


7.  Peace of mind.  

I am back to running and enjoying it again!


I know some of you love your Fitbit or UP because it motivates you to exercise, and that is great!  But for me I already love to run so I don’t really need motivation.  I haven’t had my UP on for a week, and I have to say I haven’t missed it one bit.  So this break-up was a great decision!


How about you?  Do you love your Fitbit or UP band, or do you have a love/hate relationship with it? Would love to hear your thoughts on this one! And, if you’d love to try out a Fitbit but don’t want to pay full price, see how to turn your Smartphone into a Fitbit. Love that!


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19 Reasons You Need To Shop Costco (May Edition)



Here’s an update on Sams vs. Costco prices for May 2016!  Note that both stores have special monthly sales ads which affects pricing (I included this month’s sales in the post, so pricing will vary a little each month.) As always, when shopping these stores please go in with a budget in place because it’s just so easy to overspend at warehouse stores.


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I’m such a dork and absolutely love doing posts like this to really do the math and see which store wins. I love finding the low-down-nitty-gritty of a good price, so it’s fun to do the math and see WHO really does offer the best savings.  I was shocked this month to see that Costco completely won the pricing wars ~ they have so many great savings this month. Take a peek and see what you think!


Cheez It Snack Bags

COSTCO –  Nabisco Cheez Its (45 ct) – $7.99 or $.18 per pack (without coupon $.24 per pack or $10.99 regular price)

SAM’S – Nabisco Cheeze Its (45 ct) – $10.98 or $.24 per pack

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Nature Valley Granola Bars

COSTCO – Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Bars (48 ct) – $9.49 or $.19 per bar (without coupon $.26 per pack or $12.79 regular price)

SAM’S – Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Bars (48 ct) – $12.98 or $.27 per bar

WINNER = COSTCO (even without In Ad Savings)

Costco – Nature Valley Bars (49 ct) – $9.69  or $.20 per bar (without coupon $.26 per pack or $12.79 regular price)

SAM’S – Nature Valley Granola Bars (49 ct) – $12.98 or $.26 per bar

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Hellman’s Mayonnaise

Costco – Hellman’s Mayonnaise (50 oz) – $5.99 or $.12 per ounce (without coupon $0.16 per wipe or $7.99 regular prices

Sam’s –  Hellman’s Mayonnaise (75 oz) – $11.98 or $.16 per ounce

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Frosted Flakes

Costco – Frosted Flakes (61.9 oz) – $5.59 or $.09 per ounce (without coupon $0.12 per ounce or $7.59 regular price)

Sam’s –  Frosted Flakes (55 oz) – $6.98 or $.13 per ounce

WINNER = COSTCO (even without In Ad Savings)


Costco – Gatorade (28 pk 12 oz) – $10.39 or $.37 per bottle (without coupon $0.46 per bottle or $12.99 regular price)

Sam’s – Gatorade (28 pk 12 oz) – $12.98 or $.46 per bottle

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Naked Juice Smoothies

Costco – Naked Juice Smoothies (12 pk 10 oz) – $10.49 or $.87 each (without coupon $1.20 each or $14.49 regular price)

Sam’s –  Naked Juice Smoothies (8 pk 10 oz) – $10.98 or $1.37 each

WINNER = COSTCO (even without In Ad Savings)


Clorox Wipes

Costco – Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (390 ct) – $10.69 or $0.029 per wipe (without coupon $0.037 per wipe or $13.49 regular price)  Amazon has them for just 2¢ per wipe right now!)

Sam’s – Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (390 ct) – $13.48 or $0.034 per wipe

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Bounce Fabric Sheets

Costco – Bounce Fabric Sheets (320 ct) – $7.99 or $.024 per sheet  (without coupon $0.31 per sheet or $9.99 regular price)

Sam’s – Bounce Fabric Sheets (320 ct) – $9.98 or $.031 per sheet

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Dawn Dish Soap

Costco – Dawn Dish Soap (90 oz) – $7.59 or $.08 per ounce  (without coupon $0.106 per tab or $9.59 regular price)

Sam’s –  Dawn Dish Soap (75 oz) – $9.48 or $.13 per ounce

WINNER = COSTCO (even without In Ad Savings)

Cascade Complete ActionPacs

Costco – Cascade Complete ActionPacs (90 ct) – $12.79 or $.14 per tab (without coupon $0.18 per tab or $15.99 regular price)

Sam’s Cascade Complete ActionPacs (105 ct) – $14.98 or $.14 per tab

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Scotch Brite Sponges

Costco – Scotch Brite Sponges (21 pk) – $9.99 or $.48 per sponge (without coupon $0.62 per sponge or $12.99 regular price)

Sam’s – Scotch Brite Sponges (21 pk) – $12.98 or $.62 per sponge

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Huggies Diapers

Costco – Huggies Diapers Size 2 (174 ct) – $31.49 or $.18 per diaper  (without coupon $0.22 per tab or $37.49 regular price) Amazon has them for just 7¢ per diaper right now!)

Sam’s – Huggies Diapers Size 2 (186 ct) – $39.98 or $.21 per diaper

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Huggies Wipes

Costco- Huggies Wipes (1160 ct) – $19.99 or $0.017 per wipes (without coupon $0.021 per wipe or $24.99 regular price)

Sam’s –  Huggies Wipes (864 ct) – $19.98 or $0.023 per wipes

WINNER = COSTCO  (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Downy Fabric Softener

Costco- Downy Fabric Softener (170 oz) – $9.59 or $0.056 per ounce (without coupon $0.07 per tab or $19.99 regular price)

Sam’s –  Downy Fabric Softener (170 oz) – $11.88 or $0.069 per ounce

WINNER = COSTCO  (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Tide Laundry Detergent

Costco – Tide Advanced HE Laundry Detergent (170 oz) – $17.49 or $0.10 per ounce (without coupon $0.13 per ounce or $21.99 regular price)

Sam’s –  Tide Advanced HE Laundry Detergent (170 oz) – $20.98 or $0.12 per ounce

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Trash Bags

Costco – Kirkland Trash Bags (90 ct) – $11.99 or $.13 per bag (without coupon $0.166 per ounce or $14.99 regular price)

SAM’S – Member’s Mark Trash Bags (90 ct) – $14.67 or $.16 per bag

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)



Costco – Ziploc Bags (500 ct) – $7.89 or $0.015 per bag (without coupon $0.019 per bag or $9.89 regular price)

Sam’s-  Ziploc Bags (500 ct) – $7.89 or $0.019 per bag

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)

Reynolds Aluminum Foil

Costco – Reynolds Aluminum Foil (300 sq ft) – $10.59 or $0.03 per sq ft (without coupon $0.05 per sq ft or $13.89 regular price)

Sam’s – Reynolds Aluminum Foil (360 sq ft) – $15.96  or $0.04 per sq ft

WINNER = COSTCO (Costco wins this month because of In Ad Savings)


Kirkland Toilet Paper (30 pk 425 sheets per roll) – $15.99 or $.53 per roll or $.001 per sheet

Sam’s – Member Mark Toilet Paper (45 Roll 220 sheets) – $17.86 or $.40 per roll or $.001 per sheet




Kirkland Paper Towels (12 roll 160 sheets) – $15.69 or $1.30 per roll or $.008 per sheet

Members Mark Paper Towels (15 Roll 142 Sheets) – $16.48 or $1.09 per roll or $.0077 per sheet)

WINNER = Sam’s

Other Deals:


COSTCO – Eggland’s Best (18 ct) – $3.39 or $.19 per egg

SAM’S –  Eggland’s Best (18 ct) – $4.72 or $.26 per egg


COSTCO – Grade A Eggs (18 ct) – $1.39 or $.08 per egg

SAM’S –  Sun Ups Eggs (18 ct) – $1.98 or $.11 per egg



COSTCO – Gallon of Milk – $1.39

SAM’S –  Gallon of Milk – Skim – $2.39



Costco –  Organic Spring Mix/Spinach – $4.49

Sam’s –  Organic Spring Mix/Spinach – $4.47

Costco – Bananas (3 lb) – $1.39

Sam’s –  Bananas (3 lb) – $1.39

Extra Costco Deals:

Costco – Bisquick (96 oz) – $3.99 or $.04 per ounce (without coupon $0.06 per wipe or $5.49 regular price)

Costco – Swiffer Dusters (24 ct) – $11.49 or $.47 each (without coupon $0.61 each or $14.69 regular price)



And don’t forget to pick up your Costco chicken while you’re there. Love it and such a great price!

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