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Monday, April 26, 2010

Goodbye Blogger, Hello Wordpress!

Well, my fellow blogger's been fun while it lasted.

Time to head on over to the new wordpress site! Yeah! =)

This is the last post you will ever see on Blogger. My new web address is and always will be! So go check it out, and let me know what you think of it!

Be sure to bookmark the new site!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Share Your Savings Saturday - Link Up!

A big thanks to all of you who have been linking up every Saturday with your incredible savings! Keep 'em coming!

I went to Publix and CVS this week.

Here's what I got at Publix:

2 Silk soymilks
2 bags Lays kettle-cooked chips
4 boxes Orville popcorn
2 boxes Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal
1 package slicked almonds
4 bottles Dentyne ice gum
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 gallon milk
1 onion
2 sweet potatoes
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch cauliflower
1 package Angel Soft toilet paper
2 packages Kraft shredded cheese
1 garlic bulb
2 lemons
8 lbs oranges
1 dozen eggs
2 packages cookies
1 package frozen spinach
1 package Romaine lettuce
1 package frozen flounder fish
1 can black beans
1 can vegetable broth
2 Glade Relaxing Moments candles
2 whole wheat Mueller's pasta
1 package mushrooms
2 Hunt's ketchup
2 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean sprayers
2 Scrubbing Bubbles refills

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $151.00
Total saved from sales: $38.15
Manufacturer coupons used: $40.21
Store/Competitor coupons used: $18.35
Total amount saved: $96.71
Total paid after all sales and coupons: $54.29

*I also made a quick trip to CVS to pick up some toothpaste, Advil, and mascara. Here's a picture with a savings summary below:

Total paid out of pocket: $.77
Total saved: $17.94
ECB I walked away with: $10.50 ($7 earned from this transaction, $3.50 that I previously had but didn't use on this transaction)

So with Publix and CVS combined, I spent a total of $55.06 (and saved a total of $114.65) on groceries this week.

April Totals:

1st Week: $41.34
2nd Week: $62.02
3rd Week: $55.06

Total spent for month of April so far: $158.42
Total savings for month of April so far: $319.19

***Looks like we're $8.42 over so far this month, so we'll have to be careful next week to make up for it!

New to saving money on groceries? Try this series for helpful information on how to save.

Not sure how to use coupons? Try this post for couponing basics!

Want to start saving at Publix? Check out the Publix Basics post to learn all about it!

What About You: How did you do this week? Share your deals and scenarios below by either linking up to your blog or commenting!

Note about linking to your blog: Please leave a link that goes directly to your savings post, rather than your home page, so that everybody can easily see your great deals! =)

Looking forward to seeing how some of you save each week!

***If you are reading this post by e-mail or reader, you will need to click over to the actual blog post in order to see everybody's links!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Coupon Insert Preview - 4/25

You can go HERE to see what coupons will be in this Sunday's newspaper! Looks like there will be 2 inserts - SS and RP.

What About You: See any awesome coupons you're excited about?

This post contains affiliate links. Rest assured this blog will always be in the best interest of the reader. I would never promote anything that does not have my stamp of approval on it!


Freely Giving Friday: How Beautiful Couponing Can Truly Be

Go HERE for an explanation of what Freely Giving Friday is all about!

Most of you know that one of the main reasons my husband and I coupon is so that we can give more away to others. Even though we have very little in the eyes of many, we feel that we have been abundantly blessed. Couponing has enabled us to give in a way we never imagined possible.

I wanted to share a reader's testimony that I received in an e-mail a while back. I thought it would inspire you. It's so amazing what an impact coupons can have on other people in our lives. I will keep the reader's name anonymous, since this is pretty personal...
"I just wanted to say thank you, Meagan! Without your blog, my family wouldn't eat as well as we do...I would never have the time to pick through the ads and coupons in order to find the very best deals...I would constantly worry about our next grocery trip breaking us...I wouldn't have a stockpile to live off of if needed.

BUT MOST OF ALL...I wouldn't have been able to help a dear friend today. You see, I heard that her mom hadn't bought groceries for a few weeks in a row.. I also heard that she didn't even have $4 to buy a few newspapers this weekend. She works very hard, full time, for minimum wage. She lost her husband a few years ago, which led to financial distress beyond belief.

Yes, times are hard for everyone. But the fact that some of us have a stockpile of food and others of us can't even afford coupons, is quite saddening. I was able to bring her about $50-$75 worth of food and toiletries and it didn't even put a dent in my stockpile. I'm so blessed with so many things in this life. It is by God's grace alone that we could help a friend today. Please, I ask that you post a segment to urge other couponers to try and help just one person that they know in need. Can you imagine the possiblities that will open up? Good Luck, and God Bless!"
That, my friends, shows us all just how beautiful couponing can truly be. I beg you to follow in this reader's example and use your couponing skills, freebie items, and stockpiles to bless others! It is such a joy!

Thank you so much to the reader who shared her story with me. Very touching.

You can go here to see previous Freely Giving Friday posts.

What About You: Do you have any stories about how couponing has enabled you to give more to others? If so, feel free to comment below! Or e-mail me with your story, and I will use it as a guest post on the next Freely Giving Friday!

Photo Credit: Deeble on Flickr


CHEAP Shoes At Payless!

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm completely against consumerism. And I'm a firm believer in wearing your shoes until they are literally worn out. Any time I'm tempted to buy a new pair of shoes just because I want them or think they're cute, I think about the millions of beautiful poverty-stricken children running around barefoot in this world. It sets my priorities straight pretty darn quickly. Most of those kids would give anything to have our dirtiest, most worn-out pair of shoes we own. I digress...

I wear 2 pairs of shoes to work most of the time: my black dress shoes or my beige clogs that I have had since I was in middle school (not even lying - I swear). The clogs are a top-of-the-line brand. My dad bought them for me as a birthday gift. They are still in almost perfect condition. They're just that durable! But my black dress shoes - they're almost worn through the bottom, and the fabric on the heels has worn down so much so that it hurts to walk. So, I decided it was time for some new shoes. *sigh*

I sought out the best deal I could find on shoes. I have a couple of places I usually look. I ended up finding a great online deal at Payless Shoes, so I thought I'd pass it along to those of you in need of some nice, inexpensive shoes. Here's what to do:
  • Go sign up for or log-in to Shop At Home.
  • Type "Payless Shoes" in the search box.
  • Once you've found it, click on "shop now." Shop At Home offers 8% cashback for Payless Shoes online purchases!
  • Right now, Payless has everything Buy one get one 50% off. Any kind of shoe you want! So add 2 pairs of shoes to your cart, and the 2nd one will automatically be discounted to the 50% off price.
  • Through April 30th, use the coupon code 30584 to get an additional 15% off your total.
  • Choose to have your shoes shipped to a store location near you. This makes shipping FREE.
  • Place your order. You'll get some really inexpensive shoes, plus you'll get 8% cash back! And if you're a new sign up with Shop At Home, you'll also get another $5!
*Please note: The Shop At Home cash back rebates usually post to your account around 30-60 days after your purchase. And if you're a new sign-up, you'll get the $5 sign-up bonus with your first purchase rebate (as long as you make a purchase within 60 days of signing up).

*Even if you don't want to do this deal, I highly recommend signing up for Shop At Home. It's a great cash back program! You can get cash back on so many different sites - it's incredible!

Happy Shoe Shopping!

What About You: Find any great deals on shoes?

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Publix Deals (4/22 - 4/28)

If you are new to couponing at Publix, start here. If you're a beginner, be sure to check your store's coupon policy. Every store takes different competitor coupons. Florida stores do not double coupons. In other states, check your store for info on whether or not they double coupons. Prices vary slightly from store to store, depending on your area.

***Deals that I think are spectacular (rock-bottom price) and would consider buying myself are marked!

Looks like an awesome week at Publix! I think the best deals are actually the non-BOGO deals, especially all of the great Organic deals! FREE granola bars and cheap frozen fruit? Oh yeah! Anyways, here are the best deals I see this week:

Buy One Get One Free Deals With Coupons:

***Yo Plus Yogurt (4 packs of 4 oz cups) - BOGO $2.50
$1/1 printable coupon here or here
$.50/1 from 3-21-10 SS or 4-18-10 SS

*Best Deal: Use (2) $1/1 coupons to pay only $.25 per pack!

***Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta (12 to 16 oz box, assorted varieties) - BOGO $1.79
$1/2 printable coupon
$.75/1 from 4-11-10 SS (regional coupon - did not find in my insert)

*Use the $1/2 to pay only $.40 each! If you're lucky enough to have the $.75/1 coupons, you can use 2 of them to pay only $.15 each!

***Pillsbury Toaster Strudels (6 count box) - BOGO $2.49
$1/1 printable coupon
$.55/2 from 2-7-10 GM

$.55/2 printable coupon

$.75/3 from 3-7-10 SS

*Best Deal: Use (2) $1/1 coupons to pay only $.25 each!

***Edwards Pie Slices or Singles Desserts (assorted varieties) - BOGO $3.09
$1/1 printable coupon
*Use 2 coupons to pay only $.55 each!

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix (17.5 oz pouch, assorted varieties) - BOGO $2.19
$.40/1 from 3-28-10 SS
$.40/1 printable coupon

*Use 2 coupons to pay only $.70 each! If your store doubles, pay only $.30 each!

***Cheez-Its Crackers (assorted varieties) - BOGO $4.09
$.75/1 Duos printable coupon
$2/2 competitor coupon from Walgreens April coupon booklet found in-store
*Best Deal: Buy 2 boxes of Cheez-Its Duos. Stack (2) $.75/1 coupons with (1) $2/2 competitor coupon. You'll pay only $.30 each!

***Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats Bread (12 oz bag) - BOGO $2.99
$.60/1 from 2-7-10 SS
$.55/1 printable coupon

*Best Deal: Use (2) $.60/1 coupons to pay only $.90 each!

***Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers (12 oz bag) - BOGO $2.39
$.40/1 from 3-28-10 SS
$.50/2 from 3-7-10 SS

$.50/1 printable coupon

*Best Deal: Use (2) $.50/1 coupons to pay only $.70 each! If your store doubles, pay only $.20 each!

Dole Salad Blends (assorted varieties) - BOGO $3.59
$1/1 Tearpad coupons
*Use 2 coupons to pay only $.80 each!

Kellogg's Cereal: Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Rice Krispies, or Honey Smacks (assorted sizes) - BOGO $4.09
$1.50/2 Rice Krispies from 3-28-10 RP
$1/2 Rice Krispies from 4-11-10 RP

$1/2 Rice Krispies printable coupon

$1/3 from 4-11-10 RP
$.70/1 Blinkie

*Best Deal: Buy 2 boxes Rice Krispies, use the $1.50/2, and pay only $1.30 each!

***Nature Valley Granola Bars or General Mills Fiber One Bars Value Pack (assorted varieties and sizes) - BOGO $5.49
$.40/1 Nature Valley from 3-7-10 SS or 4-18-10 SS
$.40/1 Nature Valley printable coupon
here, here, here, or here
$.50/2 Fiber One from 3-7-10 SS or 4-18-10 SS
$.40/1 Fiber One printable coupon

$.50/1 Fiber One 90 calorie bars from 3-7-10 SS (if included in sale)

*Use 2 coupons to pay only $2.45 each! If your store doubles, pay only $1.95 each!

Whole Fruit Sorbet (1 pint carton) - BOGO $2.99
$.50/1 from 3-28-10 RP
*Use 2 coupons to pay only $1 each! If your store doubles, pay only $.50 each!

Contessa Shrimp - regular or microsteam (9 to 12 oz package) - BOGO $6.99
$1.50/2 from 3-28-10 RP
$1.50/2 printable coupon

*Pay only $2.75 each with coupon!

Starkist SeaSations Fish Fillets (11.4 oz box) - BOGO $5.99
$2/2 from 2-14-10 RP
*Use coupon to pay only $2 each!

Pompeian Olive Oil - Classic Mediterranean or Extra Light Tasting (32 oz bottle) - $10.99
$1/1 printable coupon
*Use 2 coupons to pay only $4.50 each!

Campbell's Chunky Soup (assorted varieties and sizes, excludes fully loaded) - BOGO $2.45
$.50/2 Chunky Healthy Request from 2-7-10 SS
$1/3 printable coupon

$1/3 from "Live Wholeheartedly Now" booklet found in-store

*Best Deal: Use the $.50/2 to pay only $.98 each! If your store doubles, pay only $.73 each!

Nabisco Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid Grahams, or Ritz Bits (assorted varieties and sizes) - BOGO $3.07
$1/2 from Nabisco calendar home mailer
*Pay only $1.04 each with coupon!

***Purina Tidy Cats Litter (14 lb) - BOGO $6.99
$1/1 from 2-7-10 RP
*Use 2 coupons to pay only $2.50 each!

***Shout Laundry Stain Remover With Trigger (22 oz bottle) - BOGO $2.99
$.55/1 from 3-21-10 SS
$1/1 Publix coupon from "There's Value In The Family" booklet found in-store

*Best deal: Stack (2) $.55/1 coupons with (2) $1/1 Publix coupons to get FREE Shout!

*Eligible for SCJ rebate.

***Windex Cleaner (16 oz bottle) - BOGO $3.49
$1/1 multi-surface cleaner from 3-21-10 or 4-11-10 SS
$1/1 printable coupon

$1/1 multi-surface cleaner printable coupon

$1/2 from 3-21-10 or 4-11-10 SS

$1/2 Publix coupon from "There's Value In The Family" booklet found in-store

*Best Deal: Stack (2) $1/1 coupons with (1) $1/2 Publix coupon to pay only $.25 each!

*Eligible for SCJ rebate.

***Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner (22 oz can) - BOGO $3.29
$.75/1 from 3-21-10 SS
$.50/1 from All You magazine (March 2010)

$2/2 Publix coupon from "There's Value In The Family" booklet found in-store

*Best Deal: Stack (2) $.75/1 coupons with (1) $2/2 Publix coupon to get FREE Scrubbing Bubbles!

*Eligible for SCJ rebate.

Glade Scented Oil Refills (2 count package) - BOGO $5.49
$1/1 Publix coupon from "There's Value In The Family" booklet found in-store
*Use 2 coupons to pay only $1.75 each!

*Eligible for SCJ rebate.

Other Buy One Get One Free Deals:

***Post Cereal: Selects, Great Grains, or Trail Mix Crunch (assorted sizes) - BOGO $4.41

Margaritaville Tortilla Chips (6 oz bag) - BOGO $1.99

***Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water (6 pack) - BOGO $2.47

Pepsi Products (2 Liters) - BOGO $1.85

Arizona Tea or Fruit Drink (20 oz bottles) - BOGO $1.33

Blue Bird Donuts - Frosted or Powdered - BOGO $2.59

Green Giant Canned Vegetables (assorted varieties and sizes) - BOGO $1.33

Simply Potatoes (20 oz bag, assorted varieties) - BOGO $2.60

Stouffer's French Bread Pizza (2 count) - BOGO $2.99

Knorr Sides (assorted varieties, 4 to 6.4 oz pouch) - BOGO $1.53

Tiger Thai Shrimp (8 to 14 oz package) or Calamari Rings (16 oz package) - BOGO $7.99

Diner's Choice Mashed Potatoes (32 oz package, assorted varieties) - BOGO $3.89

La Famiglia DelGrosso Pasta Sauce (26 oz jar, assorted varieties) - BOGO $6.99

Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce (19 oz bottle, assorted varieties) - BOGO $2.19

Mt. Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles (16 oz jar) - BOGO $2.19

Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, or Twix Candy (22.34 to 22.55 oz bags) - BOGO $6.59

Great Non-BOGO Deals:

***Cascadian Farm Granola Bars or Cereal - $1.99
$1/1 printable coupon here or here
$2/3 Publix coupon from Earth Day booklet found in-store or printable coupon

$1/1 Whole Foods coupon from Whole Deal flyer (March/April 2010) or printable coupon
*Best Deal: Stack $1/1 manufacturer coupon with the $1/1 Whole Foods competitor coupon to get FREE granola bars or cereal!

***Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruit, Vegetables, or Potatoes - $1.99
$1/1 printable coupon here or here
$2/3 Publix coupon from Earth Day booklet found in-store or printable coupon

*Best Deal: Buy 3 packages. Use (3) $1/1 coupons and the $2/3 Publix coupon. You'll pay only $.32 each! Woo Hoo! I love almost-free frozen fruit!!!

***Snyder's of Hanover Organic Pretzels (8 oz bag) - 2/$4
$1/1 from 4-11-10 SS
$.50/1 Publix coupon from Earth Day booklet found in-store or printable coupon

*Stack coupons to pay only $.50 each!

Kashi Cereal - 2/$5
$1/1 printable coupon
$1/3 Target printable coupon

*Best Deal: Buy 3 boxes, and stack (3) $1/1 coupons with (1) $1/3 Target coupon. You'll pay only $1.17 each!
Not bad for organic cereal.

***Silk Soymilk - $2.99 (regular price)
Buy one get one free from 4-11-10 SS
$1/1 from 2-21-10 SS
$.55/1 Publix coupon found in Earth Day booklet in-store or printable coupon
*Buy 2 soymilks. Use the BOGO coupon, the $1/1 coupon, and (2) $.55 Publix coupons. You'll pay only $.45 each! GREAT price!
***This is really more of an ongoing deal, but I haven't updated the Dollar deals in a few weeks.

Del Monte Fruit Chillers - 3/$5
$1/1 printable coupon here or here
*Pay only $.67 with coupon!

Egg Beaters - 3/$5
$1/1 from All You magazine (April 2010)
*Pay only $.67 with coupon!

***Healthy Choice Frozen meals - 4/$10
$1/2 printable coupon
$1/2 from 3-28-10 SS
$2/4 Publix coupon from Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer found in-store
*Best Deal: Buy 4 meals. Stack (2) $1/2 coupons with the $2/4 Publix coupon. You'll pay only $1.50 each!

***Sunchips - 2/$6
$.55/1 tearpad found in-store
$.55/1 Publix printable coupon

*Stack coupons to pay only $1.90 each! Really good price for this brand of chips.

***Scotties White Facial Tissues - $.99
$1/1 printable coupon
$1/3 Publix printable coupon
*FREE with the $1/1 coupon! Add the Publix coupon for possible overage!

***All Small & Mighty Detergent (32 to 50 oz bottle) - $2.99
$2/1 from 2-7-10 RP
*Pay only $.99 with coupon!

***Ziploc bags (assorted varieties and sizes) - 2/$7
Buy one get one free sliders from 4-11-10 SS
$.40/1 from 3-21-10 SS
$1/2 Publix coupon from "There's Value In The Family" booklet found in-store
*Best Deal: Buy 2 package of Ziploc slider bags. Use all 3 coupons above. You'll pay only $1.05 each!

Best Produce Prices:

***Florida Sweet Corn - $.50
***California Navel Oranges - $.79/lb
***Bananas - $.59/lb
Strawberries (16 oz package) - 2/$5
Cucumbers - 2/$1
***Red Seedless Grapes - $1.29/lb
Cantaloupes - 2/$4
***Florida Grape Tomatoes (1 pint package) - 2/$4

Go HERE to see ongoing/unadvertised deals under one dollar!!! (Last updated on Saturday, 4/3. I need to update this - plan on doing so over the weekend.)

Go here to see the Publix weekly ad on their website. Go here to see the remainder of the Ad with coupon match-ups!

Thanks goes to I Heart Publix for her help in compiling many of these deals!

If you have any questions or want to share about your deals, feel free to comment below or e-mail me! Happy Publix shopping!

What About You: What are your favorite deals this week that you plan to snag!?

*This post contains affiliate links. Rest assured this blog will always be in the best interest of the reader. I would never promote anything that does not have my stamp of approval on it!


Two More Earth Day Freebies!

Hope your Earth Day is going great! Here are 2 more Earth Day freebies:

***Looks like this one is already gone! Sorry!*** Go here to sign up for the "going green challenge" and you'll receive a FREE bottle cap magnet! I love magnets, and this one looks pretty sweet. (Thanks, Savvy Spending!)

Kellogg's is offering a FREE reusable tote bag with the purchase of any 2 Kellogg's cereals. Go here for the order form! (Thanks, Savings & Stewardship!)


What About You: Having a fun Earth Day yet? Freebies should at least make you happy!


Happy Earth Day!

Just wanted to say Happy Earth Day! Be sure to do something "green" today to help keep our earth loved and cared for! :)

Don't forget about all of the great Earth Day freebies, and be sure to enter the giveaway for the Seventh Generation gift pack (environmentally friendly and non-toxic cleaners)!

Enjoy your day, and be thankful for this beautiful planet we live on.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Seventh Generation Spring Cleaning Gift Pack!

Just recently, My Blog Spark gave me the opportunity to try out some great Seventh Generation cleaning products. The cleaning products came just in time - yep, spring cleaning! We had our lease renewal, which usually gives us a good excuse to do some deep cleaning. It felt so nice to get the house looking spic n span again (and it's really great for reducing my stress-level).

Now all of you know that I have a laundry closet overflowing with free-after-coupon cleaning products, but I decided to try out some of these awesome environmentally friendly and non-toxic Seventh Generation products. I must say - I loved them!!!

The cleaners kill 99.99 % of germs botanically. The thyme and lemongrass scent was SO pleasant - such a clean and refreshing smell! It was a really nice change. I didn't have to smell any harsh chemicals on my hands or appliances. I felt like the cleaner got the job done, but without leaving toxic chemicals and smells all over the place. These non-toxic cleaners are very kid-friendly, for anybody who has children. I used the products on everything, and they worked great! The wipes were very convenient, and the paper towels were really durable (we used them for everything - from cleaning to everyday use).

You know what else is great about Seventh Generation? They put out hot high-value coupons quite often! In fact, I loved these products so much that I decided to pick up a few more cleaners last week. I was able to get them at Target for only $.99 a piece, after stacking coupons. So it's definitely possible to save on these natural cleaning products.

Would you like to give Seventh Generation products a try for FREE? Seventh Generation, through My Blog Spark, is offering up one spring cleaning gift pack for one of my readers! The gift pack includes everything pictured above: multi-surface disinfectant cleaner, bathroom cleaner, disinfectant wipes, 2 rolls of 100% recycled/unbleached paper towels, a cleaning caddy made from recycled plastic, and a copy of The Conscious Kitchen.

You can enter this giveaway up to 5 different times:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me how you try to be environmentally friendly, or how this cleaning product will help you keep your home free of toxic chemicals that are bad for the environment! It is Earth Day this week, after all. :)

2. Become a fan of Frugal Fun & Fortune on Facebook, or let me know that you're already a fan.

3. Subscribe to Frugal Fun & Fortune by e-mail or in a reader, or let me know that you're already a subscriber.

4. Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you're already a follower.

5. Join my Blog Frog Community (introduce yourself if you'd like!), or let me know that you're already a community member.

Be sure to leave your name on your comment. In past giveaways, I have had a couple anonymous entries. I have no way of knowing who you are unless you leave your name! Thanks!

Remember - leave a separate comment for each way that you decide to enter the giveaway. For example, if you become a fan on Facebook, be sure to come back to this post and leave a separate comment telling me that you did so. The more comments you have, the better chance you have of winning!

I will choose the winner this Sunday (4/25) at 11 pm EST via, and announce it in a post on this blog. The winner will have 3 days to respond.

Good luck everybody!

*Disclosure: Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark provided me with a free gift pack to review, information, and additional gift pack for a giveaway. All opinions are my own.


Helping Out Your Favorite Bloggers...

My good friend Shelly, over at Coupon Teacher, did a fabulous post about helping out your favorite blogger (regardless of who it might be)! I just thought I'd pass in on to you guys, because it's definitely worth reading. You can go HERE to read it.

I am not just a blogger. I am a blog reader, as well! I read over 50 blogs on a daily basis. All of the things Shelly lists are things that I used to never do, but now always do. Why? Because now I'm on the other side of it and see it from the blogger's perspective.

I never realized how much it meant to a blogger when readers comment on posts...

I never realized that e-mails *mean the world* to a blogger...

I never realized that bloggers care about and are very interested in readers sending them deals!

Interaction - it's the key. I love blogging, but what would blogging be without YOU? I most love blogging on the days when I get many comments on posts, personal e-mails from readers, and interaction on my Facebook or Twitter pages! When there is no interaction, bloggers feel like they are writing for nobody - to an empty space. It's quite depressing!

You may think you're just a "little reader" in the huge blogging world, but I promise you're not. Never think that way. Readers are the most important part of blogging. Without readers, blogging is pointless!

So go leave your favorite blogger some LOVE, whether it's me or somebody else out there!

I love all of you! =)

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FREE Kotex Sample Pack!

Go here to get a FREE Kotex sample pack! You get to take your pick between 4 different ones! The word is that you can sign up for multiple packs, not just one! Give it a try, I guess? =)

My mailbox is overflowing with free feminine care product samples! Just a tip, though - these are GREAT for donating to women's shelters!

What About You: Were you able to sign up for more than one?

Thanks, Savings & Stewardship!


FREE Sample Of Eucerin Lotion!

Go here to request a FREE sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion! Enjoy!

What About You: Like this freebie?


Kroger Deals (4/21 - 4/27)

Here are the best deals I see on Dian's list this week:

Country Crock Spread
- Sale 10/$10
use $.50/1 3/7 RP – Final FREE

Fast Fixin’ Chicken 6-8 oz
– Sale 10/$10
use $1/1 April Issue all You – Final FREE

Dial Liquid Hand Soap – Sale 10/$10
use $.35/1 3/7 RP – Final $.30 each

Pillsbury Grands!
– Sale 10/$10
use $.30/2 3/7 S - Final $.55

Hunt’s Snack Pack – Sale 10/$10
use $1/3 April Issue of All You – Final $.67 each

**Kroger stores are divided up into different regions. Depending on your region, the sale cycle starts on a different day of the week, and some of the deals could vary. So just be sure to check your local ad each week! Happy Savings!!!

Be sure to head on over to Dian @ Grocery Shop For Free to see the rest of the awesome deals this week at Kroger!

Thanks, Dian!

What About You: See any sweet deals you plan on grabbing?


FREE Sample - o.b.Tampons!

Go here to sign up for a FREE sample of o.b. tampons (and it comes with a cute carrying case, too!)

What About You: Are you stocked up yet on feminine products, simply from all the samples you get in the mail practically every day? ;)

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!


FREE Mini Dessert At Carrabbas!

Go become a fan of Carrabba's on Facebook (err - I mean, go "like" Carrabbas), and you'll be able to get a coupon for a FREE mini dessert with the purchase of any entree! Enjoy!

Oh - and while you're over there, how about "liking" Frugal Fun & Fortune!? ;)

What About You: Do you like Carrabba's?

Thanks, Saving Money Living Life!