What are fillers at CVS and Walgreens?

When we talk about "filler's" what does that mean?

Well, at both CVS and Walgreens there are times when your purchase calls for a filler. Interestingly enough it is for different reasons at both stores.

CVS - When you shop at CVS and use Extra Care Bucks (ECB's) they are just like gift cards, you don't get any money back from them. So let's say I have a $5 ECB and my purchase total is $4.50, CVS will NOT be giving me any change back. So if I don't want to 'loose' that .50 cents I can throw in an inexpensive 'filler' item to get my total closer to $5.

I also have used filler items when I am using a CVS $/$$ coupon, like a $5 off a $25 purchase. Let's say my total was $24.20 and I wanted to use that $5 off a $25 purchase I would have to toss in $.80 worth of 'fillers' to get my total high enough to use the $5 off coupon. I always try and toss in something that I need, I like the soap bars, or tissue as fillers because 1. I need them and 2. I won't eat it, it's not junk! Below are a list of fillers you can find at CVS.

Purse size tissue packs
CVS Gold Emblem pretzels .50
Caramels by the register .33
CVS brand cough drops 2/99 cents
Dove soap bar .50
Candy on sale
CVS brand paper towels .99
Picture at the photo lab .29

Now, at Walgreens I use 'fillers' for a totally different reason. The transaction I did earlier today and that is posted below you can see where I used the pudding as 'fillers'. At Walgreens they have Register Rewards that you get for buying certain products. Couponers like myself like to "roll" them onto other purchases. At Walgreens these Register Rewards (RR) are treaded just like manufacturer coupons, so when you check out you can only have the same number of items as you have coupons.

So for example, today I bought 5 packages of toilet paper, I had 5 coupons, but I wanted to use 2 RR that I had to pay for the remainder of the balance on the TP after my coupons. That means they were going to scan 7 coupons total (5 tp coupons and 2 RR coupons) but I only had 5 packages of tp, so I needed to toss in 2 more 'fillers' so I could use those last 2 RR to pay for part of it. Thats why I got the 2 packages of pudding, they were cheap and I needed them anyway and it let me use the $3 and $4 RR. Remember, you have to have the same number of coupons as items scanned at Walgreens.
** Unless of course you are using Walgreens store coupons, they do not count when adding up the number of coupons you can use. See why I think Walgreens is confusing? Don't worry though, we can figure it out!

Walgreens Fillers
Photo lab picture .09
pencils .09
clearance pens .19- .29
Jello or pudding .20 - .39
Travel pack tissues .29
Post cards ( up front by register ) .25
Walgreens 4.5oz soap .39

My sister had a great idea when we were at Walgreen's the other night. She always has her camera with her in her purse and we need some fillers. She can pop the memory card out and run over and make a few quick pictures at $.09 each. Great filler! Any questions feel free to email me and I can try and help you! Mylitter@mac.com

What other 'fillers' do you use??


Walgreens trip October 25th.

I am on a roll, 3 trips to Walgreens and no problems! What is this world coming to! Quick I should buy a lottery ticket, I seem to be lucky lately!

Transaction #1
Soft Soap Base $5.99
Soft Soap refill $3.99
Chapstick $2.99
Used Soft Soap coupon from 10-25 SS Buy one get base free.
Total $9.72
Got back $3 Register Reward and $4 Register Reward

Transaction #2
5 Angel Soft TP $3.50
2 Pudding $.25 (filler)
Used 5 Angel Soft $1/1 coupon
Used $4 and $3 Register Reward from previous transaction
Total $6.45

I saved $20.77
Not the greatest trip but if I had walked in and just bought the 5 packages of TP at regular price that would have been $20. I spent $16.17 total.


What's with 12 year old boy's?

Aunt Anna tried to be nice, apparently he thought he was going to catch something from her.

Onto happier children with fat eyes...

This poor little guy got stung by a bee yesterday morning and this is what he looked like last night. But is he,


Nooooo, still has a smile on his face when he clearly has reason to be upset. I love toddlers. The 12 year old needs to take a few pointers from the baby!

Any advice on the pre-teen?


Shoes at amazing prices, again at 6pm

I have not gotten tired of 6pm yet! They have some great deals on shoes all day! These daring boots are only $9.95 marked down 90% from $96.25!!

You can see them HERE

These shoes from RSVP are also priced at $9.95 marked down from $66.00! Go HERE to see these!

As always no matter how many shoes you order, kids included shipping is always $6.95.


24 Hour Giveaway! TWO new board games from Hasbro and MyBlog Spark!

Although the Giraffalaff was geared more towards the littler kids my bigger ones had a rally fun time with it. It was easy to set up and easy to get the hang of. Paul and I had a good time playing this one with them. I left the assembly to the kids and clean up to the kids also. If I loose the box I am in trouble, the pieces will be used as swords in no time!

Thanks to MyBlog Spark you can try out these games also! One winner will win BOTH games!

To enter this contest, just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite game was when you were a child.

If you would like bonus entries, you can:

1. Subscribe to my blog via email subscription or RSS feed (current subscribers are eligible for this bonus).

2. Post this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

Please be sure to leave one comment per entry and include your contact information if it's not easily accessible on your profile or blog.

Also, if you aren't the winner or if you want to run right out and buy these games, you can print a $4 off coupon HERE. This coupon is good for ANY Elefun & Friends game (including Scatterpillar Scramble,Giraffalaff Limbo, Elefun, Hungry Hungry Hippos, & Gator Golf) and doesn't expire until December 31st. BUT you must print it before October 31st...so print it now and save it for a great sale!


FREE chicken at KFC, they are kissing and making up!

Monday, 10/26, more than 5,000 KFCs will give every U.S. customer a free piece of grilled chicken. They promise to have the chicken this time ( last time they gave rain checks….long story) You can click here for more details


Target toy's coupon book available!


The Target Toy coupon booklet has been spotted at some Target stores. For the past couple of years Target has put out Target toy coupon booklets near the holidays. The coupons usually expire the day before Black Friday. But because they are Target coupons, you can combine them with manufacturer coupons to still be able to get a good deal. One of I Heart Saving Money readers already spotted the coupon booklet at her store. If you don’t find the coupon booklet yet, don’t worry as in the past Target has also released them as printable coupons. Here is the list of coupons available in these booklet:

$20 off Tonka Scoot ‘N Scoop
$5 off Wow Wee Alive Minis Interactive Cub
50% off Tub Full of Games (Disney or Nick)
50% off Kids’ Game What’s in Ned’s Head or Gassy Gus
$20 off Fisher-Price Little People Discovery Airport
$10 off LeapFrog Alphabet Pal
$5 off Nerf N-Strike Vulcan Blaster
$10 off Hasbro Toy Montey Rex or Bounce Back Racer
$10 off Fisher-Price Handy Manny Workshop
$5 off Thomas & Friends (Various)
$10 Circo Train Table
FREE 3 3.75 GI Joe Action Figures WYB
GI Joe PIT Mobile Headquarters
$5 off Ben 10 Alien Force Creation Challenge
$5 off CrashFX Flying Airplane
$20 off D-Rex Interactive Dinosaur
$10 off Air Hogs Radio-Control Switch Blade
$1 off Energizer Batteries or Flashlight
$10 off Fisher-Price Trio King’s Castle (Combine with
$5/1 manufacturer coupon)
$5 off Lego Toy (Various)
$10 off Disney Musical Keyboard Vanity
$5 off Easy-Bake Oven
$10 off Caring Corners Happy Home
$10 off FurReal Lulu My Cuddlin’ Kitty
$5 Barbie (Various)
$3 off Creativity for Kids Jewelry Boutique
FREE Our Generation Delux Doll Outfit WYB
Our Generation Delux Doll
$8 off Baby Alive Whoopsie Doo Doll
$25 off Playwonder Dollhouse
$20 off Step2 Lifestyle New Traditions Kitchen
$10 off Magic Reveal Chef’s Oven
$5 off LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Scout or Violet
$10 off Fisher-Price Play My Way Play Center
$20 off Playwonder Kitchen Center
$5 off VTech Bugsby Reading System
$5 off Super Why Touch & Learn Super Duper Computer
$10 LeapFrog Zippity Learning System
$10 LeapFrog Tag Reading System
FREE Monopoly Deal or Scrabble Slam Card Game WYB
Monopoly City or Scrabble Delux Diamond Edition
20% off Eric Carle Game
$5 off following Hasbro Games

-Scatterpillar Scramble (Combine with $4/1 manufacturer coupon)
-Connect 4 SpongeBob
-Operation SpongeBob
-Clue Secret & Spies (Combine with
$5/1 manufacturer coupon)
- Guess Who? Extra
- Pictureka Flipper (Combine with
$5/1 manufacturer coupon)
- Giraffalaff Limbo (Combine with
$4/1 manufacturer coupon)
- Sorry SpongeBob
- Guesstures (Combine with
$5/1 manufacturer coupon)

$10 off w/purchase of 2 Wii/DS Games
$10 off w/purchase of 2 Xbox 360 Games
$10 off w/purchase of 2 PS3/PSP Games
$10 off Bike (Various)
$10 off EA Sports (Various)
$10 Game Table (Various)
20% off Scooter or Pocket Rocket
$5 Nerf Raider

All of these Target coupons expire on 11/25. Hopefully between now and then Target will run good sales to combine with these. If not maybe another store will and you can price match. Thanks I Heart Saving Money! and Common Sense with Money!


Old Navy printable coupon $5/25 purchase


Target deals and scenario's for this week.

Here are a few more deals at Target this week!

Keebler cookies (including Chips Deluxe) $2--buy 2, get 1 FREE
Use the $1/2 Keebler Chips Deluxe Target coupon
Plus, use the $1.50/2 coupon
from here
(you may also find $2/2 peelie coupons on the packages)
Final cost $1.50 for all 3 packages--that equals out to $0.50 each!
**Plus, look for specially marked packages to earn a
$10 Toy Cash voucher or a FREE DVD! (Thanks, Melissa'sBargainBlog & Caprice!)

Buy 2 packages of soap, paper or diaper items=$5 Target gift card
Lever 2000, Caress, or Dove Soap (8 pks) $7.29
Scott 20 pk or Cottonelle 16 pk $12.99
Viva paper towels (10 ct) $13.99
Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers Super mega pack $16.99
Pull-Ups mega pack $14.99

Deal Scenarios:

Buy 2 Mega Packs of Huggies Pull-Ups $14.99 each=$29.98
Use two $2/1 Pull-Ups coupons
from here
Plus, use 2 $1/1 Target coupons from the 10/25SS (regional coupon)
Pay $23.98
Get back a $5 Target gift card
Final cost just $9.49 per Mega Pack!

Buy 2 packages of Huggies Pure & Natural Super Mega Pack Diapers $16.99 each=$33.98
Use 2 $3/1 coupons
from here or from the 10/25SS
Pay $27.98
Get back a $5 Target gift card
Final cost $11.49 per Super Mega Pack!

Buy 2 packages of Dove Bar Soap (8pks) $7.29 each=$14.58
Use 2 $1.25/1 coupons from the 10/4RP
Pay $12.08
Get back a $5 Target gift card
Final cost $3.54 each!

Purchase 3 Pledge products below=$5 Target gift card
Pledge Fabric Sweeper $4.29
Pledge Polish $3.49
Pledge 25 ct Multi-Surface Wipes $3.49

Deal Scenario:
Buy 3 Pledge Polish and/or wipes $3.49 each=$10.47
Use 3 $1/1 coupons
from here
(Anyone know of any other Pledge coupons available?)
Pay $7.47
Get back a $5 Target gift card
Plus, submit for the
$5 SC Johnson Rebate
Final cost 3 for FREE + a $2.53 moneymaker!

CVS - Free Dove deodorant this week!

Thanks to Collin for these deals.
I have never tried the Clinical Dove so I am excited to do this deal tomorrow.
There's a new $2/1 Dove Ultimate or Dove Clinical Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant coupon available here: IE or Firefox! Make sure to press your browser back button to print a total of 2 coupons per computer.

CVS Deal Scenario:
(Buy $20 worth of Dove and/or Degree products=$10Ecb)

Buy 6 Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant $3.50 each=$21
Use 6 $2/1 coupons from above
(you'll need 3 computers to access 6 coupons)
Pay $9
Get back a $10Ecb
Final cost 6 for FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

**If you don't have access to 3 computers, then you can also use $1.50/2 coupon from the 10/4RP.

Rebates for Tinker Bell DVD

Click HERE to print a $5 Mail in Rebate when you buy the new Tinker Bell DVD or Blu-ray and any Tinker Bell book or game from Leap Frog!

Click HERE to print a $5 Mail in Rebate when you buy Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and any 2 participating Kernel Seasons products!

You can also click HERE for a $4.00/1 Tag book coupon or HERE for a $4.00/1 Leapster Game coupon to use with the first rebate!!

Let me know if you come across any great deals! Thanks Deal Finding Chik!


Recipes for Pork Loin.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

1 Pork Loin
1 Bottle Bar B Que Sauce ( I use Sweet Baby Rays)
Little bit of liquid smoke

Brown all sides of the roast in some oil in a large pan. Transfer to a crock pot and add about a cup or two of water. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook on high for 4-6 hours until you can pull it apart without effort with a fork. Drain off almost all the liquid, leave about 1 cup add about 1t. liquid smoke to it. Add an entire bottle of B-B-Q sauce, we love Sweet Baby Ray's the best. Stir it into the meat, turn down to low on crock pot and let cook fro another hour or until you are ready to eat. Serve on hard rolls or your favorite kind!

Chili Verde

This is exactly how my mom gave it to me. I have never used a 3-5 lb pork, mine are usually between 1-3 pds so I only use 1 onion and 1-2 cans of green chili's. I use about 2 tsp of garlic though and I usually skip the searing and make it in the crockpot. About 6 hours on high in a crockpot, 2 1/2-3 hours in a roasting pan, and 1 hour in a pressure cooker.

3-5 lb boneless pork roast
1-3 yellow onions (chopped)
4 cans Ortega chopped green chili's
olive oil
1/4 tsp minced or chopped garlic
(more if you like garlic)
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs flour
3/4 cup water

Heat oil in roasting pan and sear meat. Pour 1/2 cup water in bottom of roasting pan. Place in roast, chopped onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover pan and bake at 350 degrees 2 hours or until internal temp. reaches 155 (or meat shreds easily with a fork). Let meat set 1/2 hour and then shred. Set aside.
Take 2 Tbs flour and mix with 1/4 cup water thoroughly (no lumps). Add water to drippings and cook over med heat to make gravy. If desired add more water, flour and (if needed) chicken bouillon for more gravy. Salt to taste. Add green chile's and shredded meat. Serve over rice.
My kids like it with soy sauce and rice. The next day we wrap it in burritos with cheese and sour cream. The burritos are excellent when fried in a pan on both sides, more sauce dumped on top and coated in cheese. (not healthy though). Enjoy!

This is the "fanciest" way we make pork loin!

Tuscan Pork Loin


  • 1 3-pound pork loin, trimmed of fat
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup dry vermouth or white wine
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar


Tie kitchen string around pork in three places so it doesn't flatten while roasting. Place salt and garlic in a small bowl and mash with the back of a spoon to form a paste. Stir in oil, rosemary and lemon zest; rub the mixture into the pork. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the pork in a roasting pan. Roast, turning once or twice, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 145 degrees F, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, add vermouth (or wine) and vinegar to the roasting pan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce is reduced by half, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the string and slice the roast. Add any accumulated juices to the sauce and serve with the pork.

What are your favorite pork recipes?


Walmart Deals 10-25. Printable coupon list!

Deal Finding Chick has personally checked all the prices for these items, this week at her Wal-Mart.
Mission Tortillas - $1.74
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.74 cents
Banana Nut Cheerios - $2.54
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $1.54
Tetley Tea 24 Family Pack - $1.64
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
or $.50/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - as low as $.64 cents
Ore-Ida Easy Fries - $.86 cents
Use $1.50/2 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.11 cents each
Rotel - $.98 cents
Use $.50/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.48 cents
Blue Bonnet Sticks - $.63 cents
Pecan Honey Bunches Of Oats - $2.12
Use $2.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.12 cents!
1 lb. Hamburger - $1.25
Use $.50/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.75 cents
Sarah Lee 2 pack dessert - $2.88
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $1.88
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Sticks - $1.96
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.96 cents
Single Serve California Pizza - $2.50
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $1.50
Special K Crackers - $2.68
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $1.68
Knox Gelatin - $1.32
Use $4.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - FREE! Plus $2.68 overage!
e.p.t. Pregnancy Tests - $3.76 (on rollback!)
Use $5.00/1 coupon from HERE
or if you got it from HERE
Final Price - FREE! Plus $1.24 overage!
Zantac - $4.23
Use $5.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - FREE! Plus $.77 cents overage!
American Greeting Cards - $.44 cents
Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final Price - FREE! Plus $.12 cents overage!
Tucks - $2.74
Use $2.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $.74 cents
Midol - $3.77
Use $2.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $1.77

Let us know if you have anything to add!