Instant Win Wednesday: Colgate, Coke Zero, and more

Colgate Share a Smile Sweepstakes and Instant Win Game:

Four Christmases Instant Win Game:

Coke Zero Instant Win Game:

Links to the games from the past few weeks:

Oprah Giveaway:

I finally got chosen to do a House Party!

I posted awhile ago about hosting a “House Party”:

Over the past year, I have applied for several different ones and have never been accepted. I was actually read to just give up. Then, this morning, I got a message that I had finally been accepted to host one. I’m so excited 🙂

So…if you’ve been applying and are feeling discouraged because you haven’t gotten one yet, don’t give up!

Here’s the one that I got in on:

Tip of the Day Tuesday: Save 30% this week at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic

The Gap Friends and Family event runs November 13-16th. You can print the following coupon as many times as you like and use it to receive 30% off at Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory Stores, and Old Navy.
They will also donate 5% of their profits earned during this time to a non-profit organization.
If you received an e-mail code, you can shop at all three stores online, and you only have to pay shipping ($7) once!
Happy shopping!

Become a fan of Sears on Facebook, get a $5 Sears card!

If you’re a Facebook member, hurry and become a fan of Sears and get a $5 gift card! 🙂

Here’s the link:

Here are the details:

The first 10,000 Facebook users to become fans of the Sears Facebook page between 11/8/08 – 11/30/08 and sign up to receive Sears email offers will be eligible to receive a free $5 Sears Gift Card by mail. The first 10,000 Facebook users to become Sears fans will be notified through a Facebook update alerting them where and when to sign up to receive Sears email offers and order their free $5 gift card. If an eligible fan does not sign up within the specified time period referenced in the notification, they will forfeit their card. Sign-up will be open for twenty-four (24) hours only. The gift card will be shipped within 1 – 2 weeks. Gift card restrictions apply.

SCENARIO SUNDAY: for the week of 11/9-11/15

There are lots of good deals this week, so it will be a busy week!


*Always remember to scan your card at the beginning of your trip. There may be CRT coupons that you can use on that trip!

*Ask your store if they accept expired CRTs. Most stores in my area will take them up to 30 days after they expire!

*Don’t forget to register your card/e-mail address on so that you can get coupons in your e-mail as well!

SCENARIO #1: (Sunday/Monday only)
L’Oreal Revitalift – $11.99 – if I can find them….
Palmolive – $1.49
Garnier Fructis shampoo – $2.99
Listerine Agent Cool Blue tinting rinse – $3.99
Oral B floss picks (this is a monthly deal) – $3.49
Glaceau Smart water – $1.59

Total before coupons – $25.54
Use $5/25 CVS e-mail coupon, use $2 L’Oreal Revitalift coupon (this says good at Walgreens, so it will only work if your store accepts competitor coupons), .25 Palmolive coupons, $1 Garnier coupon, $1 Listerine printable, $1 Listerine CVS coupon, $1 CVS floss picks coupon

Spend $14.29 (I will pay with ECBs), get $21.58 ECBs

Buy Claritin D – $18.99

Use $3 Claritin printable

Spend $15.99 (I will use a gift card), get $2

KROGER – MEGA SALE – 30 items for $12.51 (and I’m stocking up for holiday baking!)

*Buy 6 Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk – .50/each after instant $5 off – free with coupon below:
printable $1/2 coupon here:
*Buy 2 Quaker rice cakes – .50/each after instant $5 off – .30 moneymaker w/ coupon below:
$.40/1 Quaker Rice snacks (from a WW mailer)
*Buy 1 Hefty One zip bags – $1 after instant savings – free w/ coupon below:
$1/1 Hefty One Zip bags, any – from 9/28/08 RP insert
*Buy 2 cans Hunts tomatoes/sauce – $1 each after instant $5 off – .50/each with coupon below:
*Buy Quaker Old Fashioned/Quick oats – $1 each after instant $5 off – free with coupon below:
.50/1 Quaker instant oatmeal
*Buy 2 GM Chex cereals – $1.50 each after instant $5 off – $1 each with coupon below:
$1/2 GM Chex cereals from 10/5/08 SS insert
*Buy 2 Quaker chewy granola bars – $1.50/each after instant $5 off – $1 each with coupon
$1/2 Quaker granola bars – from a Kroger mailer
*Buy 3 Daisy sour cream – $1.50/each after instant $5 off – .50 each with coupon below: (will double)
*Buy 1 Orville Redenbacher popcorn – $1.50 each after instant $5 off – .70 each with coupon
.40/1 Orville Redenbacher from 10/12/08 SS insert (will double)
*Buy 2 Peanut Pan Peanut butter – $2 each after instant $5 off – $1 each with coupon:
.50/1 Peter Pan peanut butter (from September and October All You magazine) – will double
*Buy 2 Domino sugar – $2 each after instant $5 off – .95/each with coupon:
.35/1 Domino sugar from 10/12 RP insert
*Buy 2 Bic silky touch razors – $2 each after instant $5 off – free with coupon below:
$2 Bic razors coupon in 10/12 SS
*Buy Betty Crocker specialty potatoes – $1 each after instant $5 off – free with coupons below:
.35/1 Betty Crocker potatoes – load at
.40/1 printable here:
*Buy 3 Eagle Brand Condensed Milk – $1.50/each after instant $5 off – .67/each with coupon below:
$2.50/3 products (Eagle condensed milk included) from a Kroger mailer


Hallmark Cards & Coke Deal

1) Walk into Safeway and pick up this week’s ad. At the bottom of page 5 is
a coupon for “Free Coca-Cola 8pk or a Dasani Water 12pk Fridge Pack with
each 3-card purchase.”

2) Pick out three .99 expressions by Hallmark cards. Not all stores carry
the .99 cards.

3) Look for the bin of adorable holiday puppies, FREE with any 3-card

4) Pay $2.97 for the three cards, plus any deposit your state has for the
bottles (none here, thankfully). The price of the soda and the puppy come
off at the register.

5) Rinse and repeat. The coupon doesn’t expire until December 2nd, so pick
up a few extra ads while you’re there (the ads will go away Tuesday evening)
so you can do this again.


*There are .75/1 “blinkie” coupons in the tuna section at grocery stores which would make the StarKist tuna .25/each or plenty of $1/1 coupons on eBay for cheap, making it free.

*There are lots of coupons for the Glade deals available on eBay along with the printable coupons on (see sidebar)

Buy 4 Glade scented oil candle holders (available only in apple cinnamon)
Use 2 Glade BOGO coupons (from last week’s inserts or the printable on

Spend $5, get $5 gift card

Buy 4 Glade 4 oz jar candles
Use 2 $1.50/2 jar candles coupons (from last week’s inserts)
Spend $7, get $5 gift card

Buy 4 Glade scented oil refills
Use $1.50/2 printable from
Use B2G1 free coupon from last week’s inserts
Spend $6, get $5 gift card

*You can only earn one gift card per transaction, but once you have earned a gift card, you can continue to use it to pay for additional transactions 🙂

I’m skipping the RR deals this week, so none of these are “money makers”

*Buy 2 Hershey’s holiday candy – use $1 off coupon in Easysaver catalog and $1 coupon from this week’s inserts – 2/$2
*Buy 2 Libby’s Pure pumpkin – use in ad coupon and $1/2 printable – .98 for both
*2 Schick Quattro razors – Use $3 Easysaver coupon and 2 $2 off coupons – $1.99/each
*Reach toothbrush – .99 (use $1 off coupon = free)
*Betty Crocker frosting – use in ad coupon for .99 and .55 printable coupon – .44

Total = $7.40 (I have a RR for $5, but I think I might save that)