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*HOT* (3) New Candy Coupons for Nestle (think Easter clearance)!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 03:27 PM PDT

Hurry and click on over to print these new candy coupons! With all the Easter candy clearance this week, you should be able to score some really inexpensive candy, maybe even free!

* $1.25/2 Wonka Candy (12 oz or larger)
* $1/3 Nestle Fun Size or Miniatures Bags (9.2 – 12 oz)
* $2/2 Nestle Miniatures Bags (19.75 – 40 oz)

*HOT* (3) New Candy Coupons for Nestle (think Easter clearance)! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

Commissary: Kellogg’s Eggo Products ONLY $0.94!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 12:08 PM PDT

Check your 3/11 RedPlum to see if yours has a $0.75/1 Eggo Frozen Product Coupon in it – - if so, you can score a 12-oz. package at the Commissary for only $0.94! This is definitely a stock-up price if your kiddos go through Eggo’s like candy :)

Commissary: Kellogg’s Eggo Products ONLY $0.94! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

*HOT* Coach Factory eBay Sale (Official Coach) = Deep Discounts!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 10:53 AM PDT

Are you a Coach lover like me? I go through Coach purses once a year … either one will start to wear at the top where it rests under my arm, or I’ll get sick of it and sale it on eBay. I just bought one a few weeks ago, and wish I would have waited for this sale! Yes, that’s right, Coach Factory Outlet is on eBay, but it’s only available to a select group of eBayers (are you one? Check your eBay account), and only for a limited time!


I am drooling. There are so many that I want, but if I buy another one within weeks of each other, hubby may be very well pissed off angry with me, and that wouldn’t be good. So, I may settle with the $29 signature ID Skinny that matches my new purse, instead ;)

*HOT* Coach Factory eBay Sale (Official Coach) = Deep Discounts! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

FREEbies Roundup: TRESemme, Vaseline, Eucerin, Magazines & MORE!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 10:27 AM PDT

Here are some of the latest freebies that are available today! Hurry and click on the links below to score yours before they run out!

* Free sample of Eucerin Daily Protection Lotion

* Free IGOZEN Daily Cleaning Sample Pack (use code TAJB1 at checkout)

* Free TRESemme Shampoo & Conditioner Sample (watch a quick video to get sample)

* Free UriFemme Sample

* Free Purex UltraPacks Sample

* Free Sample of Prilosec OTC

* 24 Hour Fitness – Free 7 Day Pass

* Free Subscriptions to American Baby & Babytalk Magazines (plus other freebies)

* Free Tampax Radiant Sample (6 p.m. ET today 4/10)

* Free 3-oz. Vaseline Lotion (6 p.m. ET today 4/10)

If you signup everyday for various freebies – it’s like Christmas in your mailbox when they start coming in :)

FREEbies Roundup: TRESemme, Vaseline, Eucerin, Magazines & MORE! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

Target: HOT Alexia Fries Deal & FREE Ketchup!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:22 AM PDT

$1.00 off any Alexia sweet potato item!

Wow, here’s another HOT deal at Target on Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with that new $1.00 off any Alexia sweet potato item coupon! You can get a FREE 24-oz. Hunt’s Ketchup wyb (2) Alexia Frozen items and end up paying only $1.63 each! Here’s how to get the most bang for your buck:

Buy (2) Alexia Sweet Potato Fries, $3.44
Buy (1) Hunt's Ketchup (24-oz.), FREE
Print 2 $1/1 Alexia Sweet Potato Item printable coupons HERE
As low as $4.88 for everything, including the FREE ketchup!

Thanks, Totally Target

Target: HOT Alexia Fries Deal & FREE Ketchup! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

Saving Money as a Family in the Military

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:12 AM PDT

Most of my readers are military spouses, and they know how tough it can be budgeting for groceries and paying bills each month on one income – from Uncle Sam. Unless you are debt free and don’t use credit cards, you may be struggling to find a way to pay for that pricey car repair, or even the latest and coolest tech gadget your kid(s) desperately need. Here are some tips to help ease the crunch and put more money back into your bank account.

Shop at the Commissary and Exchange
One of the great perks that military spouses have is getting great discounts on brand-name items at their base Exchange, tax-free. Plus, if you compare apples to apples, the Exchange has lower prices than their off-post competitors. Even if you do find a cheaper price at a retailer off-base, take the ad into your Exchange and they will price match! And as for grocery shopping, shopping at the Commissary actually saves you about 30% or more than the local grocery stores! You can read more about savings at your Commissary by visiting

Become a Couponer
Already shop at the Exchange and Commissary? Do you use coupons? If not, you may want to rethink why you’re not using them. With Commissary prices so low compared to competitors, you can score dirt-cheap deals, or even free stuff, just by using coupons! The Commissary actually encourages the use of coupons, with their relationship with large companies such as Kraft and Unilever, just to name a few. These two companies work with the commissary and create coupons exclusive to military only {these coupons will state “military store only” on them}. Some Commissaries even have retailers sit up front and pass out their coupons, hoping you will use them! You can even use coupons at the Exchange as well – in fact, the Exchange allows you to “stack” your coupons {unlike the Commissary where it’s one coupon per item} for even more savings! On the AAFES Facebook page, they have a tab garnered especially to their own in-store coupons, which they allow you to combine with a manufacturers coupon! You can read more about the Commissaries coupon policy Here, and you can check out the AAFES coupon policy Here.

Visit Frugal Blogs
Type in “frugal blogs” in Google, and you’ll get over one million results. Frugal blogs have gained enormous popularity in just the last few years, thanks to the downturn of the economy. Suddenly, it’s as if frugal living is the hip thing to do! There are blogs that cater to free things to ones that cater to discounted savings on top designer items. Some of my favorite blogs have coupon matchups with the weekly sales circulars, detailing what coupons I need and where I can find them. You can even get the coupon matchups for the Commissary and AAFES at my blog, Take notes on what stores have “free” products after store rewards and coupons, and print out the stores coupon policy in case you have issues when you present your coupons.

Make a List
It’s important to make a list of the things you need when you go shopping, otherwise, your chances of overspending are higher than they are when you buy what’s on your list. Making a list will help keep you on track, plus, it will save you time. Divide your list up between cold and dry items, and if you really know your way around a store, jot down the aisle number next to the item you need. And, before you head out to the store, be sure to “shop” in your pantry to make sure you don’t end up buying what you already have.

Have a Budget
Create a spreadsheet with Excel, or keep a notebook of your monthly budget. Start with your take-home pay each month, and then write down each bill you have to pay. If you get paid twice a month, jot down the bills you can pay with each paycheck. Once you have the bills squared away, allot yourself a monthly grocery allowance. It may even be worth it to withdraw that amount you have allowed yourself and put it on a pre-paid card, that way, you know you won’t be able to overspend when you go shopping.

Military Discounts
This is definitely one perk of military life that you’ll want to take advantage of. Several stores and restaurants offer military discounts, such as Lowe’s and the Home Depot {10% off purchases}, and even some car dealerships offer incentives as well, such as GM’s Military Discount. It doesn’t stop there, however. Some insurance companies offer military discounts, too, such as Geico and USAA. Do some research online to see if your favorite store offers a military discount, and even email them or give them a call. It doesn’t hurt to ask.

Childcare Discounts
With monetary assistance from NACCRRA {the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies}, you’ll be able to save significantly on daycare expenses. Look into their military program at their website Here, and find out if your daycare is partnered with NACCRRA, or call 1-800-424-2246. They do participate with on-post childcare, however, you may want to have a backup, as there can be a waitlist for on-post care. For married soldiers, the spouse must be working, looking for work, or attending school in order to be eligible for this program.

Collecting Unemployment
If you are a working military spouse and your husband has received orders to transfer to another duty station, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits because your decision to leave your job was not any fault of your own. You will need to check with your states unemployment agency to see if you may qualify. You’ll also need to apply and fill out a lengthy questionnaire as to why you quit and attach a copy of your notice-to-quit and spouses orders. If you are approved, depending on your states unemployment guidelines, you will need to show proof that you are looking for work each week.

Saving Money as a Family in the Military is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

Crock Pot: 7-Can Soup!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:06 AM PDT

This super-easy and frugal crock pot recipe comes from a reader at It’s called 7-Can Soup, and I love the fact that you can just throw all the ingredients together and forget about it till dinner time!


  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 3 cans Campbell’s minestrone soup
  • 2 cans ranch-style beans
  • 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes


  • Brown the ground beef.
  • Add all of the ingredients into the crockpot (do not drain!) & cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Serve over rice, and add a bit of shredded cheese and sour cream if you’d like.

Crock Pot: 7-Can Soup! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

Tax Day 2012 Freebies & Coupons!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 03:45 AM PDT

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April 17th is looming … for those who have not filed their taxes, that is! Here are some helpful resources for you to utilize if you have questions (or even if you’re doing taxes for the first time):

  • Interactive Tax Assistant- Free online database covering several topics and questions that you may have.
  • Tax Refund Status- If you're anxious and wondering when you might receive your refund, most can look it up instantly!

And don't forget that you can still file your taxes for FREE using H&R Block, Turbo Tax, or Military One Source/H&R Block (file both Federal and state for FREE)!

And of course, here are some awesome Tax Day Freebies! As always, I recommend calling your local establishment ahead of time to make sure they are participating.

Panda Express- FREE Single Serving of Shanghai Angus Steak
- Print coupon here

Arby's- FREE Value Curly Fries
- Print Coupon here

Maggie Moo's- FREE Scoop of New Yogurt from 4-7pm
- No Coupon Necessary, while supplies last.

Cinnabon- Two FREE Cinnabon Bites from 6-8pm
- No coupon necessary, while supplies last.

Marble Slab Creamery- FREE Scoop of New Yogurt from 4-7pm
- Print coupon here

HydroMassage- FREE HydroMassage Experience April 16th through 20th.
- Print coupon here

P.F. Chang's- 15% Off Your Entire Check on April 17th Only (source)
- No coupon needed, discount will automatically be taken

Chili's Grill and Bar- Free Appetizer or Dessert with Entree Purchase (Valid April 16th- 18th)
- Print coupon here

Hooter's- 20 Boneless Buffalo Wings for $9.99
- Find participating locations here

Sonic Drive-In- Happy Hour All Day April 17th (Soft Drinks, Teas, and Slushes)
- No coupon needed. More info here.

Bruegger's Bagels- Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40, April 13th- 17th (Baker's dozen or favorite bagels and 2 tubs of cream cheese)
- A coupon should be available on the Bruegger's Bagels facebook page eventually. (source)

Office Depot- 25 FREE Black and White Single-Sided Copies and up to 5 pounds of FREE shredding, Through April 16th only
- No coupon necessary. (source)

If you come across more, do let me know and I'll add them to the list!

Thanks, Saving With Amy!

Tax Day 2012 Freebies & Coupons! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

Join Godiva Rewards (FREE) & Get FREE Chocolate Every Month!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 03:02 AM PDT

Caling all choco-holics :) Head on over to where you can sign up for the Godiva Rewards Club and score a FREE piece of Chocolate every month! This months selection is the Eclair Parfait, from 4/9-4/30 … yum! 

It’s totally free to sign up for, too! And you’ll even score some sweet benefits such as

  1. FREE piece of Chocolate every month
  2. Spend $20 and receive a free gift the following month
  3. Free standard shipping for one online order
  4. Exclusive offers every month

Thanks, Hawaii Shopaholics!

Join Godiva Rewards (FREE) & Get FREE Chocolate Every Month! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.

*HOT* Alexia Sweet Potato Fries = $1.98 w/ New Coupon!

Posted: 09 Apr 2012 06:14 PM PDT

Check your Walmart to see if they have the Alexia Sweet Potato products on Rollback! It’s being reported that some do for $2.98, so you can score a pretty yummy deal (even at the Commissary, too – if yours carries these)! Here’s the deal:

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries, $2.98
Print $1.00 off any Alexia sweet potato item coupon here
As low as $1.98 ea. after coupon!

Thanks, Jamie!

*HOT* Alexia Sweet Potato Fries = $1.98 w/ New Coupon! is a post from: Military Wives Saving.


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