Target Matchups


Here are a few highlights for this weeks Target ad. To get the complete list of match-ups, check out Just Trying To Save Money.

Old Spice Body Wash $3.99 each
-B1G1 Old Spice Bodywash, exp. 5-31-11 (P&G 05/01/11)
and use – $1/1 Old Spice or Gillette Body Wash, exp. 6-30-11 (Target P&G 5/1)

=.99 each wyb 2 after stacked coupons

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Good Friends Just Click & Take Over Tuesday

Let’s be friends, link, click, and connect! No rules! Now just follow as many as you can on the link below and become friends- because you know, blog friends are some of the best friends you can have in life -just ask us! Leaving comments is a plus on your way to new friendships. Stumbles, Tweets, and FB Likes are a great way to show love too! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you around soon-(like every Tuesday!) A Mom’s Take, Queen B, Dealicious Mom, Mom to Bed by 8 and Guest Host The Thrifty Things! Good Friends Just Click – Google Friend Connect Blog Hop!
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Dollar General this week

Here are a few highlights for this weeks Dollar General ad. To get the complete list of match-ups, check out Just Trying To Save Money.

Angel Soft Bath Tissue 24pk $9 each
-$0.50/1 Angel Soft Toilet Paper printable

=$8.50 each after coupon

Raisin Bran, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Special K or Honey Smacks $2.50 each
-$0.70/1 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal printable
or use- $1.50/3 Select Kellogg’s Cereals, exp. 5-22-11 (RP 04/10/11)
or use – $1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, exp. 6-12-11 (RP 05/01/11)

=$1.80 each – $2 each after coupon

Frito Lay Multi Pack 22 ct $6 each
-$2/2 Frito Lay Multipack, exp. 5-21-11 (Pepsico Moments)

=$5 each wyb 2 after coupon

Tidy Cat Litter 20lbs $4 each
-$1/1 Purina Tidy Cat, exp. 8-1-11 (SS 05/01/11 #2)

=$3 each after coupon

Lysol Kitchen Cleaner $2 each
$0.55/1 Lysol Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner printable

=$1.45 each after coupon

Always Pads $3 each
-$0.50/1 Always Pad, Clean or Cleansing Cloth, exp. 5-31 (P&G 05/01/11)

=$2.50 each after coupon

Hefty Foam Plates $1.67 each
-$1.50/2 Hefty Basics Paper Plates, exp. 7-16-11 (RP 04/17/11)

=.92 each wyb 2 after coupon

Technorati Tags: Dollar General,Just Trying to Save Money Luxury Bedding – What a Mom Wants

Up until quite recently, I’ve only ever had 1 set of “nice” sheets.  We apparently loved them right to shreds, because a few months ago our beloved favorite sheets started to fall apart.  Too many washes and wears.  They were years old, and oh, how I loved them.  My husband did too.  I was excited when 1500 Threads said they’d send us a set of their king sized sheets to review.  I was anxious to return to luxury land when sleeping, and immediately threw them into the washer when they arrived!

These sheets are thinner than most of the sheets I’ve had, but they definitely have a soft, silky and luxurious feel next to your skin.  They aren’t ice cold when you first get into bed like so many sheets (my husband’s pet peeve) and are so comfy cozy.  I am sure as the nights get warmer and warmer I’ll be more and more thankful that these are thin!  They are definitely made to fit deeper mattresses, we don’t have pillowtop for our mattress and I think the sheets may be almost a bit too big for our bed!  We received the navy but the sheets come in 12 other colors, plus 3 different sizes (queen, king and California king).

These sheets are a really affordable way to afford a more luxurious bedding set.  MY readers can purchase these sets for 50% off using coupon code  MAMABARGAINS50 PLUS they are offering free shipping on 2 or more items!! GREAT surprise for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or just to treat  yourself!!  Queen sets will be $45,  King sets $50 and California King sets $55, plus $10 for shipping (unless you order 2, then FREE!)  At 50% off, why not grab a set for you AND for mom?  Or 2 for you, I won’t judge ;o)!

Sheet Sets Include:

  • (1) Flat Sheet
  • (1) Fitted sheet – *Deep pockets for over-sized mattresses
  • (2) Pillowcases

*Deep pockets fit matresses from 15″ to 18″ in depth.

You can “like” 1500 on Facebook to keep up to date with deals, promotions and new products!

I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed within are my own.

Heelys for kids AND for mom!! What a Mom Wants (Giveaway)

My 5 year old and I have been bonding over hard surfaces lately- in our Heelys!  Busy got the “Sparkler” HX2 and I got the “Jazzy” HX2 for our review.  These are so much FUN!  We don’t have sidewalks where we live so our space to use them is limited to our patio out back and our driveway, but honestly, that’s right about at both of our skill level and we’ve had so much fun we don’t mind at all.  Someday we’ll move on to bigger spaces, perhaps.  We’ll see.

The Sparkler Heelys that my girl got to try are adorable.  Fun and easy to use- great for little kids.  She can tie but the velcro closure makes it a lot quicker for her to get these on and off of her feet!

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Make a Paper Lunch Bag Photo Album #DIY #Craft

I love making crafts with and without my kids.  Pre-kids, I had so much time to scrapbook and make photo projects, and to be honest, I’ve missed doing it.  Recently a friend of mine, Jen, introduced me to the world of making a paper lunch bag photo album , and I love them so much I felt like I had to share with you all!  You can do these without photos if you want- what a cute idea for kids to make and showcase their own story for mom or grandma, or for a friend, and tuck momentos into the bag openings!


One thing I love about this project is that most of it can be done with things most of us have at home already, and little kids can make one too- we’ve made several and as long as I can get the holes punched and tie things together, my 3 and 5 year olds can do the rest solo!


  • paper lunch bags (I used the larger size in brown but you can use any you want- usually something everyone has at home already!)
  • adhesive (we’re big on Elmer‘s for adhesives in this house and used their glue sticks, glue-all and glue dots for this project)
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • ribbon- curling ribbon, grosgrain, really anything works! twine or raffia can be used as well
  • scrapbooking paper (again, you can just use any paper you have, although with photos acid/lignin free is definitely best)


Step 1: Gather your supplies!

Step 2: Stack your bags (3-4 works best, 4 will be a little tougher to get your hole punch through) alternating the stack with open end, closed end

paper-lunch-bag-craftStep 3: Fold stacked bags in half (you want a good crease if possible just so it helps stay in position when punching the holes)


Step 4: Punch holes so you can get your ribbon to tiepaper-lunch-bag-hole-punch

Step 5: Tie ribbon through holespaper-bag-album-ribbon

Step 5: Decorate (we used $1 scrapbook packs from Target- 6 pages all coordinating but you can really use just about anything)



Step 6: You can also do some cardstock or double up paper to cut to the size of the bag opening and tuck in for extra photos.  We like to put a tab of some sort onto  this to make pulling it out easier.

lunch-bag-album-page-tagStep 7: Add photos, stickers, writing if you like- or let the kids write a story or poem and illustrate it and mount those onto the pages, and VOILA!


is is SUCH an easy craft and so much fun to do, and a really nice way to make a gift from the heart that will beenjoyed for a long time.   You can really dress these up with fancier supplies and tools or keep it fairly simple as we do.  There’s plenty of time to make one for Mother’s Day if you’d like!


(Some samples of product were received, but all opinions expressed within are my own)

ProFlowers $50 Giveaway (ends 5/5 @noon EST!!) What a Mom Wants

I love Gerbera Daisies.  They just make me smile, and feel happy.  ProFlowers sent me a lovely spring green vase FILLED with Gerbera Daisies and its made my whole kitchen seem brighter and, well, happier! 

Ordering from the site was really simple- since I was able to choose the flowers I received, I basically shopped as any customer would, so I can tell you that looking around in different catagories was simple and not confusing at all.  It isn’t easy to make choices when flowers are concerned because I love them so much, but the Gerberas kept calling me back so ultimately that is what I chose. 

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Kmart this week


Here are a few highlights for this weeks Kmart ad.To get the complete list of match-ups, check out Just Trying To Save Money.

Hefty or Glad Trash Bags $9.99 each

-$0.55/1 Hefty Waste Bags, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 04/10/11)
=$9.44 each after coupon 
-$5/1 Clartin Non-Drowsy, exp. 5-15-11 (SS 04/17/11)
or use – $2/1 Claritin Liqui-Gels printable
=$13.99 each – $16.99 each after coupon
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Mama Mio Review

Every expecting mom dreads those two little words, STRETCH MARKS. Those who have had children before know what I am talking about. We all get them, but can they be treated? I was intrigued when I ran across the Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter. It has won several awards and is used by celebrities (so it’s got to be good, right?).

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