Announcement: Moms by Heart is Changing!

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When I started this blog six years ago, it was my sincere desire that it would serve to help moms manage their households, and enjoy their lives. A big part of that mission was providing simple tools and resources for stretching your household budget. I was never thrilled with how time consuming couponing was, because I had hoped to help you simplify your lives too. But traditional couponing was the best tool available for saving money, so this is what I shared.

Today, things have changed a little. We now have a myriad of digital and printable offers from companies like Coupons.com, Ibotta, Checkout 51, along with store apps from Walgreens and Target that help us save. So I am reevaluating what I do here. I still want to help you save money, but I want to move toward helping you save time as well.

So here’s what’s happening.

From here on out, I will provide you with two store match-ups. One will be done the traditional way, using the sale ad along with any coupons, rebates or digital offers listed. The other will be created using only digital and printable offers that are available right now.

Here’s why.

Most moms don’t buy the Sunday paper every week. For many of them, it isn’t because they don’t want to save money, but because they get too busy to squeeze it all into their busy schedules. I want to help them save, too.

Imagine this scene. You’re rushing out the door to make a quick trip to the store for a few specific items. You don’t have a list (other than in your head), and you haven’t clipped coupons in weeks. You barely have time to get your errands done, and get home in time to make dinner. Sound familiar?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit down at your computer for five minutes, choose your store, and quickly see the printable and digital offers available right now without sorting past coupons you don’t have, or offers that are no longer available? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily save on ALL shopping trips?

Well this is my vision.

Many of you know I am just starting a one-year cross-country RV adventure, so I am not able to manage a coupon binder, or clip coupons each week from the newspaper. This new format will allow me to be genuine in my blogging, showing you exactly how we are saving as a family using only digital and printable offers. But I will also be giving the full match-ups for those of you who need them.

I Need Your Help
This is a new idea, not being done by any other blog out there. So I need your feedback to make it a success. Please leave me a comment on the match-up posts (or here), and continue to leave comments each week until we iron out the specifics of this new format. Tell me what you like, what you don’t like, and give me any suggestions for how this could work best for you.

This blog exists for you, and your input is extremely valuable to me. :)

How To Find Your Deals:

  • Scroll through HERE for all traditional store match-ups.
  • Scroll through HERE for store match-ups with only digital and printable offers.

Pamper Yourself for $5 This Week

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We have some great deals on cosmetics this week, so if you’re in need of some pampering, here’s how you can do it on-the-cheap.

WALGREENS

Revlon Eye Shadow Singles $2.99, B1G1 50% off = 2/$4.49
-$1/1 Walgreens Coupon Booklet – will deduct $2 on two
-$1/1 Revlon 6/15 SS insert, use two
Final Price: $0.25 each

CVS

ECB DEAL: Buy (2) Physicians Formula Cosmetics, earn $10 ECB (limit 1)
{Scenario}

(1) Physician Formula Quad Eyeshadow $6.99
(1) Physician Formula Concealer $6.99
=$13.98
-$4 off $12 in-ad coupon
Earn $10 ECB
Final Price: FREE

ECB DEAL: Spend $15 on Sally Hansen Cosmetics, earn $5 ECB (limit 1)
{Scenario}
(5) Sally Hansen Nail Enamel @ $3.19 = $15.95
Earn $5 ECB
-$4 off $12 Cosmetic Coupon from the CVS Coupon Machine
-$1/1 Sally Hansen printable, or from 7/13 RP insert, use five
Final Price: $0.39 each wyb five*
*if you plan to do this deal AND the Physician Formula deal, you’ll need to bring a friend and an extra $4 off $12 coupon.

TARGET

Select Up & Up Personal Care Items B3G1 free
{Scenario}

(2) Up & Up Nail Polish Removers @ $0.99
(2) Up & Up Cotton Balls @ $0.99
Final Price: $0.74 each

Entertainment Book $6.99 Shipped

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Wow. Now is the time to get an Entertainment Book if you haven’t already. They’re on sale for just $5.99 + $1 shipping, which is around $20 less than the regular price. I buy this book every year, and find it well worth the investment – even at full price. You can get a preview of the coupons available in your area by heading over HERE and inserting your zip code.

Free Personalized Disney Map + Free Shipping

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Get a free set of keepsake-quality Disney maps personalized to your specifications! They’re totally free, including shipping. If you’re saving for a trip, these would be great to hang up and remind your family to keep pinching those pennies.

Here’s how to get them.

  • Click the banner at the bottom of this post
  • Explore the maps, and select the areas that interest you
  • Choose your favorite map style
  • Order to have it delivered to your door for free


Sunday Coupon Insert Preview

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This Sunday (7/6) most locations will receive just one coupon insert: Procter & Gamble. Here are my favorite high-value, rare or popular coupons:

Procter & Gamble:

  • $2/1 Always Infinity or Radiant Pads
  • $5/2 Clairol Hair Color
  • $3/1 Covergirl Lashblast Mascara
  • $2/3 select Crest or Oral B
  • $0.25/1 Dawn Dish Liquid
  • $1/2 Five Star products
  • $5/2 Head & Shoulders
  • $0.50/1 Mr. Clean Liquid or Spray
  • $3/2 Pampers Diapers
  • $3/2 Pantene
  • B1G1 Free Tide Oxi up to $12.99

Popular Printable Coupons:

$0.75 off 2 bags JET-PUFFED Marshmallows$1.00 off on any two KRAFT Dressings$0.50 off ONE Betty Crocker™ Hershey's™ Baking Mix$0.55 off any 1 Pillsbury Frosting$1.00 off THREE Old El Paso™ products$1.50 off ONE Tide Detergent 40oz or larger$0.75 off ONE Minute Maid Light 59 fl oz bottleBuy Macaroni & Cheese 5pk, get Shells & Cheese Cup$2.00 off two Starbucks Packaged Coffee products$1.50 off (1) large DIGIORNO DESIGN A PIZZA kit

Open Bank Accounts & Earn $176 Bonuses


More Free Wet n Wild Nail Polish

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Heads up! This Sunday (6/29), those of you who receive the RedPlum coupon insert in your Sunday paper should be on the lookout for another awesome $1/1 Wet n Wild coupon. Most stores sell the Wild & Shine Nail polish for $0.94 – $0.99, so FREE after coupon.

Wet n Wild Nail Polish $0.94 – $0.99
-$1/1 Wet n Wild coupon from 6/29 RP insert
Final Price: FREE

free birthday printable gift tag

You can use this deal to create some cute 4th of July nails, or for a birthday gift. Just right click on the image below and save it to your computer, then print for an easy gift tag!

Great Wolf Lodge Family Packages from $169

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Groupon is offering a fantastic deal on Great Wolf Lodge packages. Head over HERE to check them out. Please note: for some reason, Groupon is showing us the most expensive price on the main offer page. Click the green “Buy” button to see other options.