Wake up, America!

As couponers, we all pay very close attention to the price of products in the grocery store. So I'm sure you've noticed the uptick in just about everything. The fact of the matter is that the Federal Reserve's "quantitative easing" program (that means "printing money out of thin air" for you non-banksters) is now starting to effect us as a rise in commodities prices. Commodities are what you and I use\need every day. Cotton rose 54%, corn rose 29%, soybeans rose 22%, orange juice rose 17%, and sugar rose by 51% during the months of September and October alone! When current inventories are burned off, we will really start to see prices rise.

Please, PLEASE watch this video from the National Inflation Association and wake up to what is being done to us.

Nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey

Hi, everyone. I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been posting alot lately (OK, not at all). Please allow me to explain what's going on. When I first got into couponing, I was so excited about the huge pile of money I was saving - heck, I still am! And I started this blog as a way to tell my family and friends about the magic of couponing. And then it blossomed into so much more than that.

But the fact of the matter is that it really takes alot of time to stay up on all the sales, coupons, coupon matchups, etc. With a full-time job, it is really difficult impossible for me to post about them all. I have always prided myself on having the most complete grocery matchups in Kansas City but that was taking up my entire Tuesday evening and alot of Wednesday. I started to realize that it was becoming more of a chore and not so much fun to spend my mornings before work and my evenings doing coupon matchups and posts. I started to question the silliness of re-posting deals (which is what alot of couponer blogs do, including a certain well-known one here in KC - they don't have any original content of their own). And, even worse, I started to miss deals because I was busy posting and not hounding!

The past week has been an experiment to see if I could kick this blogging addiction. What I found is that I was able to get so much more done, spend much more quality time with my hunny and my darling pups, and the freedom of knowing that I didn't have to get a post done before work or before bed is intoxicating.

So, after a year and a half, I am saying goodbye to ThriftyPuppy's blog. I want to thank you all for being such faithful readers and for all that you have shared with me. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that you save a mountain of money. For those of you that hang out on SlickDeals or HotCouponWorld, you'll see me posting there. I may be giving up blogging but I'm still chasing the deals!

Happy National Donut Day! (June 4th)

Whoever thought up this holiday is a sheer genius. :-)

Today is National Donut Day and lots of favorite donutmakers are making our lives a little sweeter by giving away those little circles of sweet numminess.

As with all freebie giveaways, not all stores may be participating, so I recommend that you call ahead.

p.s. Here's a little on the history of Donut Day: according to Lamar's website, the Chicago Salvation Army started in 1938 to honor the "lassies" of World War I - women volunteers who served donuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France. Donuts were chosen as a treat for the soldiers due to the difficulty of providing freshly-baked goods near the front lines. According to popular legend, the donuts were made with leftover ingredients and a wine bottle for a rolling pin. They were cooked in oil inside a soldier's helmet. The donuts were such a hit that the lassies produced thousands of donuts around the clock. And that tradition has been celebrated ever since!

Walgreens June Coupon Booklet is Available!

The new June coupon booklet will be available at Walgreens this weekend and it’s filled with over $325 worth of Walgreens store coupons that can be combined with manufacturer coupons for even more savings! These coupons are valid 5/30-6/26.

  • $2.00 off Belly Bar Chewable Prenatal Vitamins, 60ct (5980)
  • $2.00 off Lactaid Fast Act, 32ct (5942)
  • $2.00 off Rolaids Soft Chews, 24ct or 36ct (5943)
  • $3.00 off Innerglowe Beauty Drink Mix, 14pk (5983)
  • $2.00 off Finest Natural Cranberry Triple Strength Softgels, 100ct (5985)
  • $2.00 off Alive! Men’s or Women’s Energy, 50ct. (5986)
  • $5.00 off L’il Critters Gummy Vites, 190ct (5987)
  • $3.00 off Vitafusion Mutli Vites, 150ct (5990)
  • $3.00 off Welless Calcium & Vitamin D, 16oz (5992)
  • $1.00 off Vitafusion Calcium, 100ct or Heart One, 60ct (5993)
  • $8.00 off Urinozinc Prostate Welness, 90ct (5792)
  • $15.00 off Real Health Laboratories Prostate Formula, 270ct (5546)
  • $3.00 off Finest Natural Reservatrol, 60ct (5517)
  • $2.00 off Youthforia Anti-Aging, Reservatrol 500mg or 250mg, 60ct (5518)
  • $2.00 off Rainbow Light Prenatal One or Women’s One Mutli-vitamin, 50ct (5109)
  • $2.00 off Bausch & Lomb PreserVision, Areds 2 Formula soft gels, 60pk (5974)
  • $2.00 off Enzymatic Therapy, 3oct (5976)
  • $2.00 off Natrol Esselence Classics Hair 50ct, Skin 30ct or MaquBerry 60ct (5977)
  • $15.00 off i-flex Joint Relief, 120ct (5978)
  • $20.00 off Focusfactor, 60ct (5979)
  • $3.00 off Colace Stool Softener, 30ct (5948)
  • $2.00 off ActivOn Arthritis or Ultra Strength Joint & Muscle, 2oz (5959)
  • $2.00 off Ivy Block Lotion, 4oz (5929)
  • $5.00 off Little Allergies Allergen Block .1oz or Chloraseptic Allergen Block, .1oz (5930)
  • $2.00 off Gentle Naturals Tummy Soother, 4oz, Eczema Baby Wash 5.5oz or Cream, 4oz (5937)
  • $5.00 off Compound W Freeze Off or Palantar, 8pk (5953)
  • $1.00 off Bleedarrest, 5 strips (5954)
  • $2.00 off Mineral Ice Pain Relieving Gel, 8oz (5955)
  • $1.00 off Azo Cranberry, 450mg, 50ct or Urinary Disk Relief, 30ct (5950)
  • $5.00 off Dexatrim Max Daytime Appetite Control or Complex 7, 60ct (5951)
  • $3.00 off IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test (5952)
  • $2.00 off Traditional Medicinals Organic Smooth Move Stimulant Laxative Tea, 16pk (5944)
  • $2.00 off Florastor Probiotic, 250mg, 20ct (5938)
  • $2.00 off Nepro Vanilla Nutritional Drink, 4pk, 8oz each (5961)
  • $10.00 off Omron Automatic Arm Blood Pressure Monitor (5963)
  • $2.00 off Pill Glide Swallowing Spray Strawberry or Grape, 1oz (5170)
  • $10.00 off Medline Bath Bench (5972)
  • $10.00 off Medline Raised Toilet Seat w/Arms (5969)
  • $10.00 off Medline Transfer Bench (5973)
  • $5.00 off W Listen Up Micro Personal Sound Amplifier (5962)
  • $10.00 off W Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (5964)
  • $3.00 off W Certainty Guards 52, Underwear 14 – 20pk, Shields 30 or Pads 30-72pk (5967)
  • $1.00 off 2 W Nutritional Drink, 6pk, 8oz each (5960)
  • $5.00 off W Coated Nicotine Gum, 40pk (5966)
  • $10.00 off W Nicotine Gum, 160ct or 170ct. or Lozenges, 108ct (5965)
  • $4.00 off W Probiotic, 5B CFU Tablet, 60ct or 20B Capsule, 60ct. (5939)
  • $3.00 off Wal-Mucil Fiber, 320ct or w/calcium, 240ct (5945)
  • $2.00 off W Heirloom Fashion Eyewear Gold Chain (5495)
  • $2.00 off Wal-dryl Allergy Mini Tablets, 100ct (5932)
  • $1.00 off Wal-Zyr Children’s Allergy Chewable, 10mg, 12ct (5931)
  • $2.00 off Wal-Zyr Allergy, 10mg, 14ct (5933)
  • $2.00 off Wal-Zyr Itch Eye Drops, .17oz (5934)
  • $1.00 off W Saline Nasal Spray, 3oz (5935)
  • $2.00 off W Triple Blade Shaving System or Cartridges, 8pk (5021)
(Thanks to SlickDeals for the list and Clippin' with Carie for the pic!)

$5 and $20 Mail-In Paint Rebates at Lowes Also

I posted earlier about the mail-in rebates for Glidden paint at Home Depot but, guess what!? Lowe's has a similar rebate program on their Valspar paint and Minwax stains this weekend through May 31st. Check out the details here (click on the "Get Details" link in the middle of the page).

*HOT* Listerine Rebate Moneymaker

The June 2010 edition of InStyle magazine (and a couple of other mags) have information about a $10.00 pre-paid debit card rebate when you buy ANY Listerine Whitening or Rembrandt product. To get the rebate, just mail the original receipt with the product UPC code circled and your name and address on a piece of paper to:

  • “Dare to Wear” Gift
    PO Box 4938
    New York, NY 10185
You do NOT have to have a rebate form for this. Terms: allow 4 to 6 weeks for shipping. While supplies last, one per household. Purchase of a qualifying product must be made between 5/21/10 and 6/17/10 and rebate request must be received by 7/1/10.

Keep an eye out at Target for Listerine Whitening on clearance for just $1.98. Right now there are $2.00 and $1.00 coupons for Listerine on coupons.com, so this could be an awesome $10.00 moneymaker! Use zip code 01364 if you don't see the Q's.

Thanks, Hot Coupon World!

Enjoy! No Coupon Inserts this Weekend

Printable $5 off $15 for World Market

Here's a great printable coupon for $5 off any $15 purchase World Market through 6/6/10. You can use one per day! It's not too early to start Christmas shopping, ya know. (Or be selfish and get some new summmery picnic plates, which I what I'm gonna do.)

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