CVS $3 off $15 Coupons Printing at Price Scanner & My Sunscreen Deal

On the way to my WBIR segment this evening I ran into CVS to use my ECBs that expired tomorrow.

I wanted to get in in the Neutrogena Sunscreen deal. It did not work out quite like I had planned but it was not a bad deal for sunscreen.  The deal was supposed to be:

Neutrogena Sun Care or Sunless Tanning-Buy 2 Starting at $7.99, Get $10 ECB (limit 1)$
-2 $2/1 Neutrogena Suncare Product
Final cost=$.99 each after coupon and ECB

None of the Neutrogena was marked as being on sale. I tried several different varieties and could find none that were only $7.99.  However, when I scanned my CVS card at the price scanner/ coupon center a $3 off $15 healthcare items coupon printed!

That made the deal I did get a little better:

Neutrogena Sunblock stick-$8.49
Neutrogena Spray Sunscreen-$10.99

-2 $2/1 Neutrogena Suncare Product
$3 off $15 Healthcare purchase coupon from the price scanner/coupon center!!!
-$3.99 in ECBs from my previous trip
Out of Pocket=$10.01 (including $1.52 in tax)
Got Back=$10 ECB
Final cost=$.01

Have you been to CVS this week? Did you get this coupon when you scanned your card?

Coupon Katie's WBIR Best Deals Of The Week 5/16/11

Here are all the deals I shared this evening on WBIR 10 News at Five.


Digital 4X6 Photo Prints-$.10ea
$2/20  TARGET 4×6 digital prints coupon
Final cost = 20 prints for Free

Up & Up Pain Reliever (24ct)- $.99
$1/1 Up & Up Pain Relief TARGET coupon
Final cost=Free

Up & Up Hydrogen Peroxide (16 oz bottle)-$0.52
$.50/1 Up & Up First Aid Item TARGET coupon

Up & Up Isopropyl Alcohol (16oz bottle)-$1.02
$.50/1 up & up First Aid Item Target store coupon
Final cost=$.52

Up & Up Guaze Pads Small Size (10 ct)- $1.34
$.50/1 Up & Up First Aid Item TARGET coupon
Final cost=$.84

Dentyne Pure Herbal Mint Gum Single Pack-$1.04
$1/1 Dentyne TARGET coupon
Final cost= $.04


Tylenol Precise-$7.99-$8.49
$5/1 Tylenol Percise pain product coupon
-$3/1 Tylenol Precise from Walgreens May Coupon Booklet
Final cost=Free

Scotch magic tape-on sale Buy One at $1.99 Get Two Free w/ in ad coupon
$1/1 Scotch coupons found here
Final cost=$.33 each

Duncan Hines Brownie Mix-$1
$0.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix
Final cost=$.50

Johnson’s Lotion or Body Wash-on sale Buy One Get One Free (starting at $3.99)
$3/3 Johnson’s Baby Wash, Shampoo or Desitin (IE) Printable (FF)
$1/1 Johnson’s Baby Lotion or Oil (IE) Printable (FF)
$1/1 Johnson’s Product (IE) Printable (FF)
Final cost=$1 each


Kool-Aid Packets-$.15
$.50/5 printable Kool-Aid coupon
Final cost=Free

Better Oats Oatmeal (5ct)-$1
$1/1 Better Oats printable coupon
Final cost=Free

Wisk Detergent (26-32 load)-$3.99
-$2/1 Wisk laundry detergent (50oz +) from the 5/15 RP
Buy (1) get $2 off your next purchase catalina
Final cost=Free after coupon and Catalina

Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast-$1.89/lb-This is a stock up price

Free Stuff

Free McDonald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade- Coupon in the 5/15 Parade Magazine

Free One Night Blockbuster Express DVD Rental-use code: MONDAYFUN


If you are new to couponing here are a few resources on my site that will help you make sense of it all.
Walgreens Store Guide
CVS Store Guide

Target Shipping Tips
Couponese-The Language of the Coupon World
Coupon Ethics

Children's Festival of Reading-Free Event 5/21/11

I love the Knox County Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading! If you can you will definitely want to attend!

Favorite stories will jump off the page as the Festival—on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. in World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville—welcomes pop-up artist extraordinaire Robert Sabuda, one of today’s most innovative and inventive children’s book creators and many other acclaimed authors. The whole region is invited to meet great authors, sit in on thrilling stories and get toes tappin’ with songs from around the world. The fun continues all day long with a mad scientist, a roaming circus, arts & crafts, a bouncy house, and a wagon ride. It’s the most exciting way to gear up for a summer of reading!

We have taken the boys the last few years and they always have a blast.

This year you will be able to see:

Robert Sabuda – an author and illustrator who has received wide-ranging acclaim as one of the foremost designers of interactive “pop-up” books.

Grace Lin -an award-winning author and illustrator of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat.

Patricia McKissack-the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including Goin’ Someplace Special.

Mike Artell– an award-winning children’s book author, illustrator and TV cartoonist.

Allan Wolf -rhythmic author, poet, and performer returns with his enthralling, toe-tapping theatrical poetry shows for all ages.

Bill Harley -two-time Grammy award-winning artistuses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life.

Strawberry Picking at The Fruit & Berry Patch

I missed strawberry season last year so I was determined to pick some this year. I gave myself a pep talk, put my one year old on my back in the baby Ergo and took the boys to pick strawberries.

We spent a beautiful  morning at The Fruit and Berry Patch. I was pleasantly surprised at how many strawberries there were.

At first the kids had a hard time understanding why we had to put them in our buckets and not just eat them. After we got over that hurdle, they had a great time.  I will say at three and five they are much better pickers than they were at two and three.

We picked nearly 9  pounds of strawberries!

The berries are very sweet and juicy.  Fresh produce is just always taste so much better to me than what you buy in the store.

I am planning to make some yummy strawberry shortcake and strawberry waffles to freeze for breakfasts. I will  just keep some around to eat and the rest of the strawberries will be frozen.

Has anyone else been to a local farm to pick some strawberries this season? Where did you go.

Does anyone have a great strawberry shortcake recipe they want to share? I am in love with the shortcake at Calhoun’s, but just can’t seem to make mine taste the same.

The Fruit and Berry Patch is located at 4407 McCloud Rd. Knoxville, TN 37938, just a few minutes “outside town.”

Coupon Katie's WBIR Best Deals of The Week

Here are all the deals I shared on WBIR’s 10 News at Five this evening.


This is week two of their Mega Event Sale.

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, San Giorgio or Smart Taste Pasta-$.49
$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta
$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta
$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
Final cost=Free(remember there is a limit of 2 of the same internet printable coupons per transaction.)

Boulder Canyon Natural Chips (5oz)-$.99
-$1/1 Boulder Canyon coupon (some zips showing $1/2)
Final cost=Free

Mom’s Best Naturals Cereal (12-16.5 oz)-$.99
$0.75/1 Mom’s Best Naturals Produc
Final cost=$.24 (definite stock up price)

Land O Lakes Butter-$1.29
$0.50/1 Land O’ Lakes Spreadable Butter Product (IE) Printable (FF)
Final cost = $.29

Dear Park Water (3L)-$.49 Great to donate to the tornado relief efforts

You can see all the Kroger deals here.

Food City

Powerade (34 oz)-$.49

Coca-Cola 2 Liter-$.69

Hot Dog Buns-$.99

Keebler Crackers-$1.99
$1/2 printable Keebler coupon
Final cost=$1.49

You can check out all the Food City deals here.


Aquafresh Infant Training Toothbrush (1 ct)-$1.99
-$1/1 Aquafresh kids toothbrush from 4/17 RP
stack with $1/1 Aquafresh Kids’ Training Toothpaste or Toothbrush TARGET coupon
Final cost=Free

Tums (24ct, 3 roll pk)- $1.57
$1/1 TUMS Product coupon
Stack with the $1/1 Tums Target store coupon
Final cost=Free

Market Pantry Frozen Vegetables (10-16oz)-$.99
$1/4  Market Pantry Frozen Vegetables  TARGET coupon
Final cost=$.74 ea

Zantac Max Strength (24ct 150 mg) Or (30ct 75 mg)- $7.74
$2/1 Target store coupon
Stack with the $5 off Zantac coupon here.
Final cost=$.74

Free Stuff!

Blockbuster Free one night DVD rental codeMONDAYFUNDAY

Redbox-Free one night DVD rental on Thursday May 12 when you “Like” Redbox on Facebook.

Free South of France Bar Soap at Earth Fare

Tennessee Tornado Relief Donation Ideas

Thanks to a reader, Kristen, for her great idea for getting bottled water to donate to the tornado relief efforts around town.

Kroger has 3 liter bottles of Deer Park Water included in their Mega Event sale.
So when you buy 10 you will get them each for only $.49. That is a great price and these would be great to donate at any of the drives this week.
Walgreens has great deals on toothbrushes and pampers this week.

If you have any other ideas for great deals this week leave a comment and share! Here are a few places to take your donations:
Faith United Methodist Church
You can drop donations at Faith United Methodist Church, located at 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville TN 37918. The church is on the corner of Rifle Range Road and Dry Gap Pike across from Sterchi Park. You can bring donations to the church on Wednesday night from 5:30pm-7:30pm now through May 13th. You can get all the details here. Requested items: Household cleaning supplies, Bottled water,New underwear,Infant supplies, such as formula, diapers, and baby wipes, Towels and wash cloths, Toiletries – preferably in trial sizes, Batteries, Flashlights, Tarps

107.7 WIVK is holding a Charity Drive to help out Tennessee Storm Victims  at the Turkey Creek Walmart in Knoxville on Monday, May 9th from 6-10 AM. They are requesting water, new blankets and new pillows as well as “comfort care items” ( toothpaste toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, lotions, deodorant, germ x, new towels, wet wipes, and diapers.

UT Knoxville and UT Athletics will team up to help residents of the East Tennessee counties that suffered massive damage during last week’s severe weather.
From 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, the UT Volunteers football truck will be parked at the Regal Soccer Stadium on Stephenson Drive, off Neyland Drive. UT staff and students will be on-hand to accept donations, sort, and load the truck which will driven to a Salvation Army distribution center on Wednesday. Items will be provided to people in need from Bradley, Greene, Hamilton, and Washington counties.
Items specifically requested include: Household cleaning supplies, Bottled water,New underwear,Infant supplies, such as formula, diapers, and baby wipes, Towels and wash cloths, Toiletries – preferably in trial sizes, Batteries, Flashlights, Tarps

Tell Your Time: The Plan That Has Changed My Days

A few months ago I was looking in a “planning meeting” with THE HUSBAND. We quickly looked  over our Google Calendars and ran through the week so we are on the same page. Then we started talking about what was coming up for us overall, big picture stuff.

I started to cry.

There is caring for our family of five (three of which are 5 and under), caring for our home, being an active member of our church, blogging, teaching coupon classes, planning and then starting homeschool for our two oldest this fall, exercise, quiet time  and the list went on and on.

I felt anxiety welling up. How was I going to get it all done? [Read more…]