Saturday, February 21, 2009

Honolulu Walgreens Deals - 2/22-2/28


Hershey's Candy  
$1.00/2 (with in-ad coupon)- $1.00/2 on Reese's Whipps (1/4 Newspaper Insert (SS), exp. 3/31/09) 
Frugal Price: FREE 


LOreal Excellence to Go 
See This Post   Frugal Price: $2.99 
LOreal Lip Product
B1G1 free 
-$1.00 Printable Coupon, use two
Frugal Price: Various 

Degree or Dove Deodorant 
$5.00/2 (with in-ad coupon)
-$1.00/2 Coupon (1/18 Newspaper Insert (RP), exp. 3/15/09) 
Frugal Price: $2.00 each 

Softsoap Body Wash 
- $1.00 Easy Saver Coupon (page 11) 
Frugal Price: $1.99 

Q-Tips 300 pack 
$4.00/2 (with in-ad coupon)
-$.30 from 1/18 RP
Frugal Price: $1.70 each 


Robitussin or Dimetapp 
-$2.00 Printable Coupon (Robitussin) 
Frugal Price: $2.99

Excedrin, 20-24 count 
-$1.00 Coupon (1/4 Newspaper Insert (SS), exp. 3/31/09) 
-$1.00 RR at checkout
Frugal Price: FREE & possible overage of $.01

-$6.00/2 EasySaver rebate #12
-$2.00 Printable Coupon, use two
Frugal Price: $.50 each  


Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent, 26 or 32 loads
$6.99 B1G1 free
-$1.00 Printable Coupon, use two
Final Price: $4.99/2

Charmin 6 Big Rolls 
$3.99 (with in-ad coupon)
-$.25 Coupon (2/8 Newspaper Insert (PG), exp. 3/31/09)   
Frugal Price: $3.74

Oust Air Sanitizer 
-Buy 1 Get 1 Free (1/4 Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09) 
-$1.00 EasySaver rebate #31 x 2
Frugal Price: $.99/2

Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaners 
-$.75 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 5/31/09) 
-$2.00 RR when you buy two
Frugal Price: $1.25 each 

Reynolds Wraps Foil, 20ft 
$.99 (with in-ad coupon)
-$1.00 Coupon (2/8 Newspaper Insert, exp. 4/4/09) 
Frugal Price: FREE with possible overage

Glade Jar Candles 
-$1.50/2 (2/1 Newspaper Insert (SS), exp. 3/14/09) 
-$1.00 EasySaver rebate #31
Frugal Price: $.75 each 

Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills 
$5.00/2 - $1.00 (2/1 Newspaper Insert (SS), exp. 3/14/09), use two  
-$1.00 EasySaver rebate #31
Frugal Price: $.50 

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Mardi Gras Carnival - 2/24 (Fat Tuesday)

Celebrate Mardi Gras at an open air festival on Nu'uanu Avenue this coming Tuesday. It is FREE!

The event runs from 6pm to 10pm.

Enjoy live music & dance, food (Cajun foods!! yum), drinks & samba parades & floats which start at 7pm & 9 pm. There also will be a costume contest, stating between 8:30pm to 9pm. To enter the contest, you need to register by 8:30pm and pay $5.00 registration fee.

For more information (& some samba music), visit here.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Hawaii Collector's Expo - This Weekend

The 19th Annual Hawaii Collector's Expo will be running this weekend at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

The Collector's Expo features a wide variety of collectibles, including antique jewelries, small furniture items, rare woods, clothing and accessories, ceramics, dishware & utensils, gems and minerals, Samurai swords, books, coins and much more.

Admission is not free but reasonable:

General: $4
Children (11 & under): Free
Seniors (over 62): $2

* Military members get in free on Sunday only!

* I think there is a $1.00 off coupon going around. I am yet to locate one, but hoping to find one at nearby antique shops. Please let me know if you find it!

2/20 (Friday): 4-9pm
2/21 (Saturday): 11am-6pm
2/22 (Sunday): 11am-5pm

For more information and map, visit here.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Coco's Top 5 Free Samples

1.  Pantane Shampoo & Conditioner
* Mine came in cute travel-size bottles. 

2. Always Clean

* Just print and bring it to a store. (Unfortunately, we have no Victoria Secret in Hawaii) 

4.  Selsum Blue Shampoo 

5. Free Sample of NicoDerm CQ
* Comes with $7.00 off Coupon!

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Get $2.00 Off Coupon on Ebay Purchase

Click here & get a $2.00 off coupon on your next purchase @ Ebay.

You need to sign up for the Daily Deals Email Alert. The offer is good only for the first 50K sign-up. So hurry!!

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Coco's Top Ten Coupons

1.  Pampers $1.50 Off Coupon

2.  Eat Better America ($10 in Coupon on Healthy Foods from General Mills)

3.  Betty Crocker ($10 in Coupons on Betty Crocker Products)

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20 Free Photos at

Receive 20 Free 4 X6 Photos from Walgreens when you order online @ & use coupon code ONEDAY

This offer is valid only on 2/20/09. 

To save on shipping, arrange for a pick-up at your local Walgreens. 

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Free Shipping on orders $35+ is one of my favority fabric store.  They offer Free Shipping on orders over $35.  I can return fabrics I do not like without paying for shipping. is having a last chance sale - 30% off over 600 select items.  Just Click the picture above. 

The items in the sale have only 20 yards or less left.  So hurry!!  The sale ends 02/23/09 Midnight ET.  

My Personal Favorites

[Last Chance Sale Notions & Patterns] 

BP-030 Burda Kitchen Accessories Pattern: $8.39 

Pattern includes detailed instructions for an oven mitt, bottle bag, apron, tote bag, roman shade, napkin, placemat, document holder, tea cozy and bread roll warmer. 

These fabrics would make really cute kichen accesaries.  Finf them under "Last Chance Sale Quilting."

BN-049 Bijoux Mod Beads Tangerine: $5.87/yard 

BS-439 Moda Urban Coutore Mila Stripe Lustra: $5.87/yard 

[Last Chance Sale Home Decor]

DPSR-028 Dupioni Silk Fabric Green Quartz 
* Great for a dress!! 

Find coupon codes at for extra savings. 

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Coco's Top Ten List of This Week's Blog Posts

1.  One Year Ago by at Shannon Rocks in My Dryer 
* A very poignant & moving post about a visit to HIV & AIDS Hospital in Uganda. 

2.  Frugalize Your Routine by Kerry at Almost Frugal 
* Find out a painless & easy way to save money. 

3. 13 Tips to Creat Great Ebay Picture by Heidi @ Little People Wealth 
* I found this post very helpful especially because I take horrible photos.  

4.  Homemade Breakfast Hot Pocket @ Money Saving Mom (Guest Post by Meal Planning Mommies)   
* Yum... 

5.  Freecycle by by Casey @ EcOnomical Mom 
* Fid out how freecycle can help you save money and earth. 

6.  Converting your Blog to 3 Columns by Jamie at I am a Money Magnet 
* Find out how you can make your blog from 2 columns to 3 columns.

7.  Green Cleaning, part 4: Soft Scrub Alternative by Katherine @ BeCentsAble 

8.  Walmart's Coupon Policy by Rachel @ Surviging the Stores
* Get your copy of Walmart's Coupon Policy. 

9.  Confessions: If One Coupon is Good, 10 Coupons are Better by Heidi @ Confessiona of a Coupon Queen  
* Many suggestions on ways to obtain Sunday Newspapers.  

10. Give Old Shoes New Life by Tri-State Saver @Tri-Sate Saver 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Free Two Tacos at Jack in the Box 2/24/09

Present this coupon at Jack in the Box on 2/24/09 and receive free two tacos!! 

While there, write a get-well message for Jack....

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Honolulu Times Supermarket Deals 2/18-24


Frugal Price: $.69 

Organic Fuji Apples 
$2.39/3lb. bag 
Frugal Price: $.80 

Local Yellow Corns 
Frugal Price: $.59 

Haagen Dazs Ice Cream 
Frugal Price: $4.00/2 (w/ in-ad Coupon) 

Tree Top Apple Juice 
Frugal Price: $3.00/2 (w/ in-ad Coupon) 

Yoplait Yogurt 
- $1.00/8 Coupon from Betty Croker (Click Below to get yours for future. Mine expires 5/31/09) 
Frugal Price: $.50 each 

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Honolulu Safeway Deals 2/18-24

shop at home. we deliver.



Fresh Express Salad 
$2.00 each 

Progresso Soup
Frugal Price: $.40

Fiber One Chewy Bars 
Frugal Price: $2.99 

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Coco's List of Top 10 Coupons

1. $1.00 Off Hellmann's Mayonnaise

2. $1.00 Off Best Foods Mayonnaise

3. BOGO Glade Sense & Spray

4. BOGO PlugIns Gel Warmer

5. BOGO PlugIns Scented Oil Lasting Impressions

6. $1.50 Off Two Ziploc Bags or Containers

7. $1.00 Off Cheer BrightCLEAN

8. Various Scotch Tape Coupons

9. $1.00 Off Half Gallon Darigold Lactose-free Milk 

10.  Betty Crocker $10 Worth of Coupon Booklet (Click Below) 

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Coco's Top Ten List of Free Samples

1.  Crest Whitestrips (& $7.00 Coupon) 

* I can't wait to try this!!

4.  Murad Sleep Reform Serum ( - Copy and Paste the link)

8.  A free subscription to Woman's Day  

9.  A free subscription to Elle Decor

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Omelette with Rice (Omurice)

* This was not on my menu plan, but I had leftover rice in my fridge.  So I improvised. 

Serves: 2 
Total Time: 30 mins


2 Cups Cooked White/Brown Rice (If using leftover rice, heat it up in microwave for approx. 2 mins.) 
1 Boneless, skinless Chicken Breast Halve
4 Tbs. Tomato Ketchup 
1/2 Onion, minced 
1 Cup of Frozen Vegetables (Corn, Carrots, etc.) 
Salt & Black Pepper 
1 Tbs. Olive Oil (or Canola oil) 
1 med. Clove of Garlic, peeled and minced (Optional) 

~Sauce~ * You can just use plain Ketchup as sauce and not make this sauce.  
1 Tbs. White Wine 
4 Tbs. Ketchup 
2 Tbs. Japanese Worcestershire Sauce (or demi graze sauce) 
Sal & Black Pepper 

3 Eggs, beaten 
1 tsp. Mayonnaise 
1 tbs. Olive Oil (or Canola Oil) 
1.  Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Cook garlic until fragrant (If you are using garlic).  Add the chicken and cook until opaque throughout.  Add the rice and toss until heated through.  Add the ketchup and toss about 1 mins.  Season with salt and pepper.  Divide the rice mixture into the half and mound it on plates.  
2.  In the same skillet (do not wash), heat the white wine.  Scrape and what's left on the skillet. Bring to a boil.  Add the ketchup and Worcestershire Sauce.  Remove from the heat.  Season with salt and pepper.   

3. In a small bowl, mix the egg with the mayonnaise.  Heat a small skillet (or non-stick pan)  over a low-medium heat and coat with a little oil.  Add 1/2 of the egg and rapidly swirl it around.  Cook on low heat for about a minute, until the egg is set.  Using a spatula, transfer the egg over the rice mound on the plate.  Repeat with the remaining egg.  Serve with the sauce (or tomato ketchup.  

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Honolulu Longs Drug Deals 2/15-21


Coral Chunk Light Tuna 
Frugal Price: $.83 

Golden Grain Mission Pasta 
Frugal Price: $.99 

Pringles Potato Chips 
- $.30/3 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09) 
Frugal Price: $.90 each 

Jif Peanut Butter 
- $1.00/3 (Newspaper Insert, exp. 3/31/09) 
Frugal Price: $1.86 each 


Nature Made, Vitamins, Herbs & Minerals  
Frugal Price: Various 


Johnson & Johnson, Baby Cream, No More Tangles Shampoo, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, Baby Bubble Bath & Wash, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Washcloth 
- $1.00 Printable Coupon (Click Left Side Bar) 
Frugal Price: $1.79 

Carefree Pantiliners 
- $1.00 (Self Feb 2009, Marie Claire Feb&March 2009, Shape Feb 2009, & Cosmopolitan Feb 2009) 
Frugal Price: Free to $.45 

Stayfree Maxi Pads 
Frugal Price: $1.99 


Glade Sprays 
- $1.00/2 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/21/09) 
Frugal Price: $.69 each 

Drano Clog Remover 
Frugal Price: $.79 

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 
Frugal Price: $.29 each 

Wet Ones 
Frugal Price: $1.24 

Ziploc Expandable Bottom/Freezer/Storage Bags  
Frugal Price: $1.75

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Up to 80% Off: End of Season Clearance at dELiA*s


Head over to dELiA*s right now and Take up to 80% off during the dELiA*s End of Season Clearance!on a wide selection of cute apparels and accessories. 

My personal favorites: 

* Try these black tops with your jeans to create a easy dressy look. 




* I can never own too many little blak dresses. 


* Only certain letters left.  Great to decorate your kids' rooms. 


Use code DXBAFF to get free shipping on orders over $75 (Offer valid through 2/19/09). 

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This Week's Menu Plan: 2/15-21


It is already Tuesday.... but here is this week's my menu plan. 

Sun: Sweet Miso Sauce Marinated Opah (Moonfish) & Salad

Mon: Sukiyaki Rice Bowl & Spinach Salad & Miso Soup 

Tue: Oven-baked Oil Sardine & Green Onion & Salad

Wed: Garlic & Greens Spaghetti (Recipe by Food Network Magazine Feb/Mar 2009) & Salad

Thu: Peppercorn Chicken with Lemon Spinach (Recipe by Food Network) 

Fri: Korean Pancake 

Sat: Curried Chicken Salad Tortilla Wraps (Based on recipe by Food Network) 

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Free Yes to Carrots Lip Balm at Walgreens

Head over right now to Money Saving Mom to find out how you can get a free Yes-to-Carrots lip balm. 

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Honolulu Walgreens Deals from 2/15-21

Milk, 1/2 gallon 
Frugal Price: $2.19 

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes 
- $3.00 Register Reward (to be used on Next Purchase) 
Frugal Price: $1.75 each 

Skippy's Peanut Butter
- $.75/2 Coupon (1/4/09 Newspaper Insert, exp. 4/12/09)  
Frugal Price: $1.63 each 


Keelex Facial Tissue 
$.99 (w/ in-ad Coupon) 
- $.50/3 (1/4/09 Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09)  
Frugal Price: $.82 each

Airwick FreshMatic Kit 
Frugal Price: $2.99 

Lysol Cleaners
Frugal Price: Various 


Nature's Bounty 
Buy 1 Get 1 Free 
- $1.00 Printable Coupon (must sign up for a new account) 
Frugal Price: Various 


Aquafresh Toothpaste 
$1.99 (w/ in-ad coupon) 
Frugal Price: $.99 

Colgate Toothpaste 
- $.75 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/21/09) 
Frugal Price: $.24 

Dial Body Wash or Soap
Buy 1 Get 1 Free 
- $1.00/2 Coupon on Body Wash (1/4/09 Newspaper Insert, exp. 3/31/09) 
Frugal Price: Various 

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