Friday, October 19, 2012

I am closing the Blog.....

  Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that I am going to be closing the blog!  I love doing it, but unfortunately, it takes sooo much time to put all of this information together, that I don't have much time for anything else.  I had to weigh the fact that I was putting in close to 50-60 hours per week in looking for deals, shopping, gathering information and then actually blogging about it...against the fact that I'm not getting anything out of this in return.  I do so much work for nothing, and as fun as the work is to me, it's not very rewarding when you have nothing to show for it in the end!  I won't leave you entirely though, I will do a few updates (maybe 2 per month) and post them on Facebook, so if you want to keep informed, "like" Calhoun Clip-n-Savers on FB to get the updates.  This will mostly be local deals from our surrounding area.  I will also update Black Friday deals as they become available, because I know how important that is for everyone!  I will also leave you with a links list at the bottom of this post to link you to all of the sites that I used to gather information for this blog.  There are tons of sites out there that deal with couponing and saving money, so I know y'all won't be in the dark!  You will also still be able to use the tabs at the top of this blog to get information, like the "Clipping Sites" tab and the "Database" tab.  Feel free to use any of these tools to help you in any way.
  I have been contemplating teaching some more couponing classes.  They would be small groups at a time, because I want everyone to feel comfortable enough to ask questions and be able to stop me if they don't understand something.  I will let you know more on that as the time and dates become clearer.  For now, I will be taking a break, so there will be no updates for a few weeks (or more) unless there is something very important that I feel I would need to share (like a change in a couponing policy or something).
  All of the information that is contained in this blog has always been just my opinion and nothing more.  The facts that I have listed in the posts are always sited at the bottom of the post if they are not my own known facts.  You are welcome to use any of this published information in any way you choose, but I do ask that if you use the information in a public situation (teaching, blogging or on FB, Twitter, etc.) please give me credit by siting my post as your means of information.
  I hope everyone can understand my reasons for closing this blog down.  I will be happy to help anyone who needs anything, you can email me at calhounclip_n_savers(at)yahoo(dot)com, any time and I will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also personal message me on FB and I will get back to you there.  Thank you to all of you who supported me in this endeavor by visiting the blog, commenting on my posts or on my FB page, it means a lot to me, thanks for everything!  

Sites I use and like:

We Use Coupons
Hip 2 Save
I Heart CVS
I Heart Wags
Wild for Wags
Wild for CVS
My Litter
For The Mommas
Raining Hot Coupons
Cuckoo For Coupon Deals
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Saving Well, Spending Less
Southern Savers
A Full Cup
Saving With Shellie
Target (don't forget the Target printable store coupons!)
Saving Star
The Card Store (they are always offering FREE cards!)
Claires (I love their 10 for $10 sale!)
e.l.f. Cosmetics (makeup for just $1!)
Dollar General
Dollar Tree
Office Depot (other printable coupon sites are listed under the "Printable Coupons" tab at the top)

Hidden Valley Ranch BzzAgent Review:

A few weeks ago I shared with you that I received a Hidden Valley Ranch package in the mail from the BzzAgent campaign that I am involved in.  It included 2 packets of Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix, a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and a refrigerator note pad.  I was interested in using the dry mix for some recipes that I had heard of, but my kiddos saw the suggestion of sprinkling it on buttered popcorn and got to them before I could try the recipes, but I have to tell you, they loved the popcorn.  I tried it myself and it did have a very good flavor...the only down side that I could see is that the mix fell off of the popcorn easily and gathered in the bottom of the bowl.  Maybe the secret is to have really well buttered popcorn that it will "stick" to better.  We used the bottle of dressing for pizza and salads, of course and it was very tasty as well.  If you would like more information on BzzAgent campaigns, you can go HERE.  If you would like to take a short survey and win an Amazon gift card you can go HERE to answer some questions. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Upcomming FREEBIES from CVS & Walgreens -starting 10/14:


Some of these FREEBIES will depend on if you received a printable CVS coupon from the Red Scanner Machine or if you will receive a % off CVS coupon emailed to you.

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler -2/$8
use FREE Pantene Conditioner or Styler wyb Shampoo, exp. 10/31/12 (SS 09/16/12)
will auto deduct at $6.99
get back $1 ECB -like paying .01 for 2 (not quite a FREEBIE, but close enough for me)!

Nexxus Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler -get $10 ECB wyb $20+

Scenario (if you get a 20% off coupon):
Buy (2) Nexxus Frizz Defy -$9.99 ea.
use 20% off printable email coupon (-$4)
+ use (2) $3/1 Nexxus printable Mfr. coupons HERE
=$9.98 oop
get back $10 ECB -like getting them FREE + .02 MM!

Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty tools -get $5 ECB wyb 2

Buy (2) Revlon nail clippers -$2.99 ea. (?)
use $2/1 Revlon Beauty Tools Red Scanner Machine coupon that printed the week of 9/30
=$3.98 oop
get back $5 ECB -like getting them FREE + $1.02 MM!


No FREEBIES that I could see!

I'm guessing they are doing away with the RR's at Walgreens, there were only 2 RR's listed in the whole for an expensive Oral B power toothbrush and one for a glucose monitor.  There are also NO RR's listed for the next week's ad either.  I'm guessing there will be very few until Black Friday, so I would bank those Balance Reward points, if I were you, to help reduce the oop for Black Friday, because it looks like the RR's won't be available to help us out!

HEB this week 10/10-10/16:

See the new Men's Unilever Catalina deal HERE.


Bartlett Pears - .98 lb.

Large Navel oranges - .77 lb.

Large Gold pineapple -$1.98 ea.


Texas Style Beef Ribs -$1.97 lb.

HCF Split Chicken Breasts -$1.00 lb.

Center Cut Pork Loin Chops -$2.98 lb.

HCF Seasoned Beef for Fajitas -$2.97 lb.

Buy HEB bacon 12-16 oz.
get HEB sausage FREE w/yellow in-store coupon

Grocery & other:

Buy Gain Liquid detergent 24-32 loads
get Clorox Bleach FREE w/yellow in-store coupon
use $1/1 Gain Detergent or Gain Fabric Softener, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 09/16/12)

Buy select Pampers diapers 58-112 ct.
get Glad Trash Bags w/Febreze FREE w/yellow in-store coupon
use  $1/2 Pampers Diapers, exp. 10/31/12 (P&G 09/30/12)

Buy Oscar Mayer Cooked Ham or Bologna 16 oz.
get HEB Baked Chips 9 oz. FREE w/yellow in-store coupon
use .50/2 Oscar Mayer lunchmeat printable

Buy Dr. Smith's Baby Diaper ointment
get HCEssentials Baby Lotion or Wash FREE w/yellow in-store coupon
use $2/1 Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment printable

Buy (2) Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner, or 2-in-1
get Clairol Herbal Essences Hairspray, Mousse, Creme or Gel Styler FREE w/yellow in-store coupon
use FREE Herbal Essences Conditioner or Styler wyb Shampoo, exp. 10/31/12 (SS 09/16/12)
to get 2 stylers FREE

Assorted holiday bagged candies priced $2.28-$11 ea.
use $1/2 Mars M&M's Milky Way Mixed Minis Bag, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 08/26/12)
or $1/3 Hershey's Reese's, Kit Kat, Hershey's, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly Rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers Snack Size Bag, exp. 10/13/12 (SS 09/23/12)
or $1/2 Mars M&M's Brand Milk Chocolate Candies Harvest Blend, M&M's Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies Harvest Blend, M&M's Brand Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies Harvest Blend, M&M's Brand Candy Corn White Chocolate, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 08/26/12)
or $1.50/3 M&M's or Mars Brand Fun Size Candies Bags, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 09/16/12)
or $1.50/3 Mars Brand Candies, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 10/07/12)
or $1/2 Hershey's Bliss Bag, exp. 12/14/12 (SS 09/16/12)
or $1/2 Hershey's Milk Chocolate, with Almonds or Special Dark Chocolate Bars, exp. 10/14/12 (SS 08/19/12)
or $1/2 Hershey's Chocolate, exp. 10/20/12 (SS 09/09/12 #2)

Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick or Teen Spirit deodorant - .98 ea.
use $0.75/1 Lady Speed Stick or Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant, exp. 11/30/12 (Set Them Up For Success)

Buy Ricola throat drops
get 2nd Ricola throat drops FREE w/yellow in-store coupon
use $1/1 Ricola Family Pack, exp. 10/31/12 (SS 09/30/12 R) -if valid

High value $1/1 Little Debbie's snackcake printable:

Here's a really good printable coupon for you.  Go HERE to print this $1/1 any New Little Debbie Danish or Cinnamon Roll snackcakes.  You can print this SS coupon twice, just close the new window and click on this link again to print the second time. 

Thanks Hip

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

FREE sample of Clear Ultra Shea:

Head over to the Clear Ultra Shea FB page and fill out a form to request a FREE sample of their new Clear Ultra Shea shampoo and conditioner.  One sample per person, while supplies last.  Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Heads up! New Catalina deal for Unilever Mens products @ HEB starting tomorrow!

Heads up!!  There will be a new Catalina coupon that will begin printing on Men's Unilever products at HEB, starting tomorrow 10/10!  You will get a $5 Cat wyb $15 worth of Men's Unilever products in one transaction.  I do not see anywhere in the ad where it says that the Cat can only be redeemed during a certain timeframe, so this may mean that it can be rolled!!!  I will let you know more when the Cat actually starts printing, to see if there will be any fine print on the Cat itself.  There will be yellow in-store coupons available for some of the products, but as far as I know, they are NOT "B" coupons, so they won't be able to be stacked with regular MQ's.  Again, I will let you know more as the information becomes available tomorrow.  Here are some of the participating products and the in-store coupons that will be available:

Here are the available MQ's that can be used with this deal.  Remember, the Catalina coupon will print for the $15 total BEFORE all MQ's!

$2/1 Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12)
$1/1 Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant or Deodorant, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12)
$2/1 Dove Men+Care Body and Face Wash or Active Clean Shower Tool., exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12)
$1/1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash printable
$1/1 Dove Men + Care Antiperspirant or Deodorant printable
$1/1 Dove Men & Care Body Wash, Body & Face Bar, or Active Clean Shower Tool printable

$0.75/1 Degree Men Adrenaline Series Product, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12 R)
$0.75/2 Degree For Men Adrenaline Series Deodorant, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12 R)
B1G1 Degree Clear Men Scalp Therapy Product wyb Degree Men Product, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12)
$1/1 Degree For Men Adrenaline Series Product, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12)
$0.50/1 Degree Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Product printable

B1G1 Axe Shampoo wyb Styling Product, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12)
$1/1 Axe Deodorant Stick printable

$0.50/1 Suave Body Wash, exp. 1/31/13 (Making Life Better Unilever Booklet)
FREE Suave Styling Product wyb Suave Professionals And Suave Conditioner, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 09/30/12)

$6/1 Schick Hydro Silk refill printable! **UPDATE**

If you haven't printed this yet, head over to the Schick Hydro Silk FB page and print this high value $6/1 any Schick Hydro Silk Refill coupon!! 
Then, starting tomorrow, 10/10 you can use it at CVS to do this ECB deal:

There are no prices listed for these Schick products in the ad, so most of the time that means that they will be regular if you have a % off coupon to use with this, you can score an even better deal!


You can also go HERE to print this great BOGO Free coupon!!  Get a razor FREE wyb the Schick Hydro Silk refill!

So buy both the razor (approx. $12) and the refill (approx. $15) =$27
use the $6/1 printable
+ use the BOGO Free printable
=both for $9 (or both for $6, if you have a 20% off coupon!)
get back $4 ECB -like paying $5 for both or $2.50 each!  (or just $1 each if you have a 20% off coupon!)

CVS Beauty Club members -check your email for printable coupons!

If you are a member of the CVS Beauty Club, and have elected to receive emails, check your inbox for these valuable CVS store coupons!  You may be able to get something FREE with the $2/1 CVS Brand beauty purchase coupon!  Look for cotton balls, nail polish remover, makeup brushes, or trial size products (if not excluded).  The $2/1 Essence of Beauty coupon should get you a product for around .50-$1 good deals with these printable coupons!  If you aren't a member of the CVS Beauty Club yet, go HERE to sign up!

New printable Hasbro game coupons: has brought out a bunch of Hasbro game coupons, head over HERE to print the ones you are interested in before they are all gone! 

$3/2 Hasbro Card Games
$2 off wyb Candy Land AND Memory
$4/2 any Connect 4, Battleship, Twister or Trouble
$4/2 any Game of Life, Monopoly, Sorry, Scrabble or Jenga
$3 off wyb Twister AND Guess Who?
$3/2 any Operation, Elefun or Hungry Hungry Hippos

BOGO Free Dirty Jobs Cleaning Product printable:

Head over HERE to print this nice BOGO Free Dirty Jobs Cleaning Product coupon!  They carry these at Walmart, Lowes and maybe some Family Dollar stores.  Limit one coupon per consumer. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

High value $1/1 Lipton Recipe Secrets printable:

Head over HERE to the Making Life Better site, sign up or log in, and print this high value $1/1 Lipton Recipe Secrets coupon!  I think these might be about $1.50-$2.00 in the store, so just .50-$1 after the coupon!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Walgreens this week -10/7-10/13:

This Week's HOT List (Freebies, MM's, & Stockpile Prices)
Register Rewards

CVS this week -split sales ad:

3 day sale -10/7-10/9:

This Week's HOT List (Freebies, MM's, & Stockpile Prices)