Friday, January 7, 2011

More Extreme Couponing

Evidently TLC got the response they wanted out of the show Extreme Couponing and they will be bringing us more of the Extreme fun.  According to Entertainment Weekly, Extreme Couponing will be returning for at least 12 1/2-hour episodes.

Thinking another potential title could be "Organized Hoarding".  I actually hope that in the new episodes they pare down the focus a little bit and just do one couponer per episode (since they will be shorter episodes), so we can get a broader view into each one.

Drugstore Deals Week of 1/9

In Addition to the Stayfree deals that I already posted, here are my favorite deals for this coming week at the drugstores.

  • Pantene 2/$7, get $2RR wyb 2
    -use $3/2 coupon (from 12/26 paper)
    =2/$4, get $2RR = 2/$2
  •  Dove for Men $3.99, get $2RR

Order Your P&G Samples & Coupons

Be sure to head over to the Proctor & Gamble website to order the latest batch of samples & coupons in the P&GbrandSampler.

Just Click Here.

It gave me options for a sample of Head & Shoulders and a Cheer coupon. What did you get?

Stayfree Deals This Week

All 3 Drugstores are going to give you some good deals on Stayfree next week when you stack the BOGO and $1 Off Coupons available on and the Stayfree website.

Walgreens $6.49*
Buy 2 @ $6.49/ea = $13
use in-ad $3 off Q = - 6
use 1 BOGO coupon = - $6.49
use $1 Off coupon = -$1
= 2/FREE - .50 MoneyMaker

CVS $5.99* B1 G1 50% = $9
use BOGO coupon = - $5.99
use $1/1 coupon = -$1
= 2/$2

Rite Aid 2/$5
Get $2+UP wyb 2
use BOGO coupon = - $2.50
use $1/1 coupon = - $1
= $1.50 plus get $2+UP (=.50 moneymaker)

*prices based on online prices on each drugstore website.

Weekend VOD Specials on Amazon (last day to use your $5 Credit)

Today is the last day to use your $5 Amazon VOD credit (if you got it from hooking up your Twitter account to Amazon a couple of weeks ago). And here are some of the good deals you may want to check out:

Weekend VOD Deals

$1.99 or Less Deals:
The Back Up Plan
The Expendables
Date Night
Night of the Demons

We downloaded "Date Night" last weekend and it was quite funny.

Free Sample of PurinaONE cat food

Target is offering up a free sample of PurinaONE brand cat food,
grab it here.

6 Hour Sale Sunday at Micheals

Get 20% off your ENTIRE purchase Sunday at Micheal's from 1-7.  Plus you can click here to download all of the coupons for next week (including a 40% off One Item coupon).

How to Remove Duplicates Entries in Google Reader

In the last couple of months my number of RSS subscriptions has grown dramatically.  I use Google Reader, which does make it much easier to scan through them all, but it doesn't organize them alphabetically (or I haven't figured out how to) and it doesn't detect when you have duplicate feeds.

Unfortunately, I've had a LOT of duplicate feeds.  This happens when the blog author sets up duplicate RSS feeds; often when they move their blog from a site like blogger to their own domain and create a new feed, but the old one still exists and still gets updated.  With upwards of 1000+ new posts/day in my reader it was getting insane to keep track of them all.  I noticed the duplicates but I couldn't find an easy way to get rid of them.  When I look at the list it's all jumbled with no organization.  The only thing I could figure out to do was to look at ALL the new posts and then notice when there were two of the same in a row, write down the name of that blog then go back and try to find one of the entries and remove it.

I even Googled how to get rid of duplicates and couldn't find an easier answer.  Then I finally started playing in my settings. I've been in there before but it's been a while.  On the top right of Google Reader, you'll see a link that says "Settings". 

Click that and it drops down to give you the options of "Reader Settings" or "Google Account Settings".  Select "Reader Settings", then click on Subscriptions.  You'll find that when you do the page lists ALL of your RSS subscriptions in alphabetical order, and on the right side you'll see the option to delete a subscription.  With the feeds in alphabetical order you can easily see the duplicates and then choose to delete one (or more) of them, making it easier to keep up with your subscriptions later.

Bra Shopping & Sales

It's that time ladies, time to go bra shopping!

Victoria's Secret is having their Semi-Annual sale, with clearance prices as low as ? and many bras marked down to $19.  A friend of mine told me she managed to snag 5 bras for just $57 out the door.  I went and didn't have the same luck (then again I'm a few -who am I kidding - sizes bigger than she is).  I also noticed that at one of the VS stores I went into all the bras felt like they were melting. I don't know if it's a new material they are using or if they really were melting.  But, the inside of the bras felt sticky; like if you put them on you'd sweat to death, but your boobs would stay put.  I didn't find those at the second VS store I went into, but I also didn't find any bras in my size, at either store.

JCPenney has all of their bras (in the $30 range) B1G1 50%.  However, even there I only managed to find one that fit me well (and it was clearance, just $16.99).

Sears is also having a sale with all of their bras marked down 40% off.  By the time I got there I'd had enough of trying on bras and didn't find the same one I'd already bought so I just didn't buy.

Guys really don't realize how lucky they are to not have to wear these things.