Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sam's Club Open House April 15 - 17

If you are not a Sam's Club Member, and you are curious as to what it's all about.....this weekend is your opportunity for a sneak peek!  Sam's Club is having an open house and you are all invited (including non-members)!  You will be able to visit, ask questions about membership if you are interested, and shop without an upcharge April 15-17.  For most couponers, Sam's Club is not a viable choice.  However, they do have some great deals and it is worth checking least for those 3 days!

Go HERE for further information.

Happy Clubbing!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

$0.50 Off Coupon for Xtra Laundry Detergent...On Sale at CVS for $1.49!

I have been anxiously waiting for this one!  I love this stuff....and I love it even better when there's a coupon available along with a sale!

To get your Xtra laundry detergent for $0.99 this week, go HERE to print out a coupon for $0.50 Off (1) Xtra Laundry detergent.  The coupon will print out in Spanish, but of course, it still works!

Then hop on over to CVS, where you will find Xtra on sale this week for $1.49.


Coupons In Specially Marked Boxes

What's more exciting than finding coupons inside of a specially marked package that you have already used a coupon for during a sale??  And, it's for products that you will probably buy when they go on sale?  AND, you have more than a year before they expire????  It's a couponers' paradise!!

So here's a list of the Qs in these specially marked Banquet dinners.  I just purchased this particular dinner a couple of days ago, so there should still be some of these out there on the shelves.

$0.25 Off WYB any ONE(1) Banquet Homestyle Bakes
$0.50 Off WYB any ONE(1) Banquet Boneless Chicken Bag
$0.40 Off WYB any TWO(2) Banquet Fruit Pies
$0.35 Off WYB any ONE(1) Hunt's Ketchup bottle 24 oz. or larger
$0.50 Off WYB any TWO(2) Chef Boyardee Big can varieties
$1.00 Off WYB any TWO(2) Crunch 'n Munch packages
$1.00 Off WYB any TWO(2) ACT II Popcorn packages

Happy Couponing!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tonight's Frugal Dinner - Chicken Soup! YUMMY!

Tonight's dinner was frugal & fabulous!  So yummy!  And, I am SO FULL!  

Most of what I prepared was bought on our recent trip to Save A Lot.  Remember this?

Soup ingredients:

2 lbs of chicken leg quarters (boiled & deboned)  $0.78
1/2 bag of fresh mini carrots   $0.60
1/2 bag of frozen corn   $0.60
1/2 bag of frozen cut green beans   $0.60
1/3 bag of frozen bell peppers & onions   $0.40
1 small bag of pinwheel pasta   $0.44
Salt, black pepper, & Italian seasoning


For bread, I toasted (in the oven) two plain bagels cut in half with butter & garlic powder!  Good stuff!  Tasted just like garlic bread!


And, then......there's dessert!  Lime Jello!  Yesterday, I used a Walgreen's in-store coupon & bought (5) Royal boxed jellos for $1.00.  ($0.20 each)


Jello is still waiting to be eaten.  We are so stuffed!  It will be our snack while watching evening TV.  


Frugal, nutritious, delicious, and VERY filling! 


Our Yard Sale Score!!

One of the things hubby and I enjoy on weekends is scouring yard sales!  We get such a thrill when we find a really sweet deal.  Here where we live, yard sales abound!  So, there's an excellent opportunity that almost every weekend we will score!

A couple of weekends ago, we stopped at a yard sale late in the afternoon.  Usually, the best deals are well picked over by then.  However, this particular day, we hit the sale just right.  Apparently, they had brought more items out later in the day.  While rummaging around picking through boxes, I came upon a box FULL of DVDs.  She was asking $2 each or 3/$5.  I was so excited.  Most of the DVDs were "chick flicks" which are favorites with my 22-year old daughter.  There were some very popular titles, but I suspected my daughter already had many of them.  Luckily, I was able to get her on the phone.  Together, all 3 of us went through the box title by title.  We ended up picking out 16 DVDs which we did not already have.  I asked the homeowner if I could have all 16 DVDs for $20.  WE SCORED!!!

I have to mention, I hardly ever buy DVDs/movies, because we always have a code either for Redbox or Blockbuster to rent FREE movies.  However, these are movies that my daughter will watch a million times overSo, they were well worth the price.

Here's our newest collection of DVDs.  We just finished watching "Serendipity".  If you are a hopeless romantic, this movie is for you!!  Oh, and I thought "The Bachelor" was really cute, too! :o)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My NEW Blog: LIVE.BETTER.FOR.LESS...Please join me!

To all my friends & "Rhonda Couponaholic" followers:

Please follow me on my new blog!  I have been up and running for about a week now, and I need FOLLOWERS!  

If you have a Gmail email account, you may sign up on Blogger without having a blog.  You can just create a profile & follow any bloggers you choose. 

If you do not have a Gmail account, you may follow me by signing up for my newletter.  If you look on the right sidebar of my blog, you will find where to sign up.  Every day, you will receive an email from me containing all the entries to my blog for the previous day.  All posts will be listed in one nice email.

Of course, as a blogger, I would love as much interaction as possible (comments & suggestions).  So, if you are able to follow me through Blogger, I would so much appreciate it!  The more followers I have, the more giveaways I will be able to do!!!!!  And, the more FUN we will have!

I look forward to seeing all of you there soon!  

Love & hugs,
Rhonda Couponaholic


All About InboxDollars.....

I have been a member of InboxDollars for approximately 5 years.  It is an easy, painless way to earn a few extra dollars without having to purchase anything.  You can slowly acquire your savings by using their search toolbar, reading emails, viewing videos, and printing and redeeming coupons (the same ones that you print off of  I rarely buy anything.  So, most of my $$$$ is accumulated through the activities listed above.  

This is a great way to accumulate a little savings towards Christmas, birthday gifts, etc.  And, remember, you can do this without ever buying anything.   Just check your emails daily, so that you can take advantage of all the free stuff.

Below, I have "captured" the benefits of being an InboxDollars member.  I encourage you to join!  There's really nothing to lose.  Also, once you have joined, send an invite for membership to your friends and family.  You earn a small percentage off of their earnings, too!  

Best wishes for lots of InboxDollars earnings!



When you sign up for Inbox Dollars, you will receive an instant $5.00 credit. 

This site provides you with daily emails to read.  All that is required is for you to click on them & read them.  Most emails pay $.02.  

If you download their search toolbar & use it daily, you will receive $.01 for each search up to 5 searches per day.  Each week you will receive credit for the searches done the previous week.

Occasionally, they will send surveys to your email.  If you choose to complete them, you will be paid for them.  The amount paid varies per survey depending on the length & time it takes to complete it.  Some surveys pay $1.00.

FOR COUPONERS, this is the best benefit yet!!  The coupons that you normally download from are also available via Inbox Dollars.  ALWAYS download here first until you have exhausted all coupons.  FOR EVERY COUPON YOU REDEEM, YOU WILL RECEIVE $0.10.  I love it!  How easy is that?? If you use as many coupons as I do, it will not take you long to pile up the savings in addition to the savings you receive from the value of the coupon!!

Inbox Dollars now has a new feature....videos for cash.  Visit their home page every day.  Click on Videos For Cash, answer a few questions, and watch a few videos they choose based on the answers to your questions.  The videos are short, quick ads, and you receive anywhere from $0.02 to $0.04 for each one after watching them in their entirety. Two numbers will flash on the screen as you view the video.  You will be asked to type these two numbers in a box at the completion of the video.  

Aside from these benefits, which I find the simplest to complete, you may also choose to shop & play games to acquire more earnings!

Inbox Dollars issues checks by mail everytime you acquire $30.00 in credit.  I have enjoyed many of these checks.  I can attest to the validity of this program.  Once you accumulate $30.00 in your account, request that a check be sent to you via mail.  They promptly prepare & mail the check to you.  You can then cash or deposit the check to your account, and spend it in any way you choose! If you want to avoid the small fee for cashing out at $30.00, wait until you accumulate $40.00.  Anything $40.00 and up will be received in its entirety.

To join Inbox Dollars & to immediately start enjoying all their benefits, please click below:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Save Alot Trip 04/09/11

Today, my hubby & I took a little trip to Save Alot.  This is a place we like to go to purchase items we normally do not have coupons to redeem OR to browse around looking for great bargains on non-brand food products.  

As usual, we had a good time & left feeling like we had found some sweet deals.  It just goes to show, that you can have a good time (there is a certain amount of thrill in finding a good bargain), and save money, too!

As much as I love coupons, sometimes it's nice to leave home without them!  Here's what we scored today without one coupon in hand!

We spent a total of $32.48!  Our purchase included:

10 lbs of chicken leg quarters ($0.39/lb)
10 lbs of potatoes ($1.19)
3 bags of Fresh Express Italian lettuce blend ($0.79 on Clearance!  Reg $2.49)
(2) pkgs of hot dogs ($0.99 each)
Bagels 6 ct
(3) pkgs of dried beans (Garbanzo, black, split pea)
(2) Banquet chicken pot pies
(1) pkg of hot dog buns
(1) bag of ripple potato chips
Corn tortillas 24 ct
(6) cans of vegetables (corn, cream corn, and peas)
18ct eggs
Fresh cabbage
Fresh bag of mini carrots
(5) Fresh vine tomatoes
(2) bags of frozen green beans
(1) bag of frozen bell pepper stir fry
(2) small bags of pasta to throw into homemade soup
(1) lg can of Hunt's spaghetti sauce

We were pleased with our purchase!  And, I wanted to share our experience with Save Alot to let you know that sometimes it's okay to leave home without coupons!!  There are still places to shop with great prices and SWEET deals!

Friday, April 8, 2011

PetSmart Trip 04/08/11

Tonight, hubby and I took a quick trip to PetSmart with coupons in hand.  We purchased all that is pictured above for $1.58!  I love trips like this!

Here's what we purchased:

(7) Purina One Beyond Cat Food 16 ox box @ $1.25 Each on Clearance
     Used (7) FREE (Up to $3) Purina ONE Beyond Coupons (SS 3/13 Exp 4/12)

(2) ExquisiCat Premium Litter 20 lbs @ $3.79 Each
     Used (2) $3.00 Off ANY ExquisiCat Litter Coupons (

The smaller bags of cat litter were $2.29, so they would have been FREE.  However, we found the 20lbs @ $0.79 (after coupons) to be a fantastic deal!

TheExquisiCat Premium cat litter coupons are available HERE when you input your PetSmart PetPerks Card #.  If you do not have a PetPerks member card, you may also sign up for one online and print out a temporary card until you receive the plastic one in the mail (takes about 7 days to receive).  There is a limit of 2 coupons per PetsPerk member.  However, only one coupon may be used per transaction.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

$1.00 Off Coupon For Any 9 oz Johnson's NATURAL Product

Go to  Johnson's Baby Facebook page to print out a $1.00 Off Coupon for any 9oz Johnson's NATURAL Product.

Couponing A Thing Of The Past? Are You Kidding Me??

Looking at all my Internet coupons tonight scattered all over the living room floor, I had to stop and wonder what "they" mean by "one day coupons will be a thing of the past."  Are they serious?  Do they even have a clue? I mean, look at's just the coupons I have printed off the internet over the past 5 days.  There's more coupons now than ever!  Aside from the manufacturer websites spitting out 100s of thousands of coupons, now they are turning to Facebook, and spitting out more.  Then you have your coupon sites such as & SmartSource (and there's many more) which amazingly reset & add coupons almost on a daily basis.  I never go a day without printing off internet couponsTHEY ARE EVERYWHERE!!!

Notice my little helper!  She sits so proud among the coupons!

You have to wonder what she is thinking?!  She looks as though she is on guard duty, hoping that some of those coupons are for her!  She knows that if her treats are not on sale....and if there's not a coupon in this pile....she goes without.  Poor kitty!  But, as all couponers know, there's always something on sale! And as my kitty knows all too well, there's treats always stocked in the pantry!!

So, after about an hour or 2 of sorting, it finally came down to this nice stack! much better.  All ready to be filed away in hopes of many great sales coming up soon!


$1.00 Off Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags

"Get The Ultimate Bag With Stretchable Strength"
$1.00 Off Printable Coupon on ANY Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags (any count)

You must first play their game (a minute of your time) and the option to print your coupon will appear on the screen after the completion of the game.  Good Luck!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

My CVS Shopping Trip 04/04/11

It has been a long while since I have shopped at CVS.  It's not because they don't have great deals. They do! I just find sometimes that it is easier to stick to a few stores. And, most of you know, my store of choice is WAGS.

However, after I was alerted to the Duracell battery deal being offered this week, I had to make a trip!  You won't see battery deals like this very often, and we were in need of AAs for sure.

To show how little I shopped at CVS this last quarter, my EasyCare bucks for the Winter quarter totaled a massive $1.00!  

Okay, so it's time to get back into the CVS game!  They do have a lot of ways to earn ECBs, and I do love to shop there.  The fact that I have approximately 10 CVS stores within a few miles of me makes the game even easier.  There's always a few stores that are well-stocked in the event that one is not.

For those of you who are are fairly new to couponing, you will love shopping at CVS & WAGS (Walgreens).  Most of the time, you should be able to save at least 75%.  And many times, your savings should be closer to 80 to 90%.  Yes, it's true!  The drugstores have great sales along with incentive programs & rewards to get you to shop with them. When you add in Manufacturer coupons & in-store coupons, it's a couponers' haven!

So, keep in mind, that my trip today only included the $1.00 EasyCare Buck (ECB).  My savings will not be near as much as they will be once I start accumulating ECBs.  

I purchased:

(3) packs of Duracell batteries 20ct  $9.99 each (Reg Price $14.49ea)
(1) Dawn  $0.99  (Reg Price $1.69)
(1) Gold Bond Ultimate Body Wash $5.88 (Reg Price $$6.89)
(2) Snack Pack puddings $0.99 each  (Reg Price $1.67ea)
(1) Teddy Bear cookies $1.00 (Found in $1.00 section)
(1) Box 100ct green tea bags $1.00 (Found in $1.00 section)

Coupons Used:
(3) $1.50 Off ANY ONE Duracell Copper Top 6pk or larger (P&G 04/03)
(1) $0.25 Off One Dawn (P&G 04/03)
(1) $2.00 Off Gold Bond Ultimate Body Wash (P&G 04/03)
(1) $5.00 Off $40.00 Purchase at CVS
(1) $1.00 ECB earned for Winter Quarter shopping

Total Bill at regular price: $57.39 - 16.55 (Sales) - 12.75 (coupons)= $28.09 OOP (Cash)
I SAVED 51% THIS TRIP! (Remember, you ALWAYS want to save at least 50%!)

But here's the BONUS:

I received the following EasyCare Bucks: (The ECBs will not be included in my savings until I actually use them.)

(1) $10.00 ECB for purchasing $30 in P&G products
(1) $3.00 ECB for purchasing (1) Gold Bond Ultimate Body Wash


(2) Packs of Duracell batteries included $20 in coupons for P&G products!  That's $40 worth of coupons to use with a great sale!   

Coupons Included:
$1.00 Off ANY ONE Bounce Dryer Bar
$1.00 Off ANY (2) Cascade Products
$1.00 Off ANY ONE Charmin Product
$1.00 Off ANY ONE 6pk Duracell Copper Top Batteries
$1.00 Off ANY (2) Old Spice anti-perspirant, deodorant, or body wash
$2.00 Off ANY (2) Old Spice Red Zone Odor Blocker, or Dry-Skin Defense body wash
BUY (1) Old Spice Fresh Collection Invisible Solid or Body Spray, GET ONE FREE Fresh       Collection Body Spray
$1.00 Off ANY ONE Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, OR Advantage, OR ANY (2) Indicator or          Cavity Defense toothbrush
$1.00 Off ANY ONE Pantene Styling product
$2.00 Off ANY ONE Prilosec OTC
$1.00 Off ANY (2) Snack Stacks or Pringles Stix
$4.00 Off ANY ONE Sinex product

So, all in all, even though I only saved 51% initially, look at all the bonuses to be used in the future!  NOT a bad shopping trip!  I really needed the batteries!


I want to thank all of you who will be following me here!  I have enjoyed meeting so many of you via many other online networks.  It is my hope that together we will find ways to save money while enjoying a fulfilled life with all those things that brighten our days.  It does not take a lot of money to be happy & comfortable.  However, it does take some commitment to take advantage of the opportunities before us to lessen the financial load of living day to day in a world where "more" seems to be better.  When in reality.......LESS IS MORE.  

I welcome you here to LIVE BETTER FOR LESS!

The train is ready to leave the station!  Won't you join us??