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NVPOM Consignment Sale – 3/10/12

Huge childrens’ consignment sale! Great bargains on strollers, furniture, books, games, dress-up, shoes, maternity, sports, safety equipment and other baby gear. Clothes from preemie to about size 6 or 7. Credit cards are accepted. Not stroller accessible. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples (

Saturday, March 10, 2012
9:00 am to 1:00 pm (doors close at 11:15, floor is cleared and a half-price sale starts at noon)

Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
(near the intersection of I-495 and Rt. 50)

If you live in northern Virginia and have (or are pregnant with) twins, triplets, or higher order multiples, then this club is for you! The Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples (NVPOM) is a volunteer group that provides support and social activities for its members. Through meetings, online discussions, social activities, one-on-one mentoring, and other programs, we seek to exchange information and share resources on pregnancy, child development, and parenting, especially as the topics relate to multiples. To learn more, see our website at

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CVS Deals and Shopping Trip 2/12/12


I updated the CVS coupon policy. As of 2/12/2012, CVS has now posted an update to the official coupon policy!  The best part it includes the fact you can use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale and get both for FREE.   This is great news!

This is my run at CVS this week.  Super excited to get all of these things for very little.   Great week!

Spend $10 on Participating Nivea Products = $3 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Nivea lip care products 2/$5
Total = $10
Use 2 $3/2 coupons found in the 2/12 RP
Or use the $1/1 coupons found here
Pay as low as $4
Get back $3 Ecb
Final cost as low as only $0.25 each!

I paid $4+tax.


All Got2b hair stylers $3.99
Use the $3/1 coupon found in the 2/12 RP
Final cost $0.99!

I love Dry Shampoo it works great and this package included a free hairspray! I used a $1 ECB (from previous purchase) and $3/1 coupon and got this for FREE+$.20 tax.


Whenever you spend $30 or more on select CVS Brand products and other items, you’ll receive a FREE $10 CVSCash Card. There are a limit of 5 CVSCash cards that you can receive each week.

Deal Scenario:

Buy 3 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel discs 6 ct $3 = $9
Buy 1 Sparkle 8 ct = $5
Buy 4 Maybelline baby lips $4.39 each and Buy 1 Get 1 50% off. That makes it $4.39+$4.39+$2.19+$2.19 = $13.16
Buy 4 boxes of Kleenex tissue 3/$4 (1.33 each) = $5.32
Total = $32.48+tax

I used 3 $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles coupons found here (will need 2 computers)
I used 3 $2/1 Maybelline lip coupons found in the 2/5 RP or the $1/1 coupons found here  (I only had 3 $2/1 coupons but you could use 4.)
I used 1 $1.00/4  Kleenex coupon found in the 2/12 SS

(Pay $21.48 +tax or $1.79 each item)

Used $3 ECB from Nivea deal
Used $6 ECB from previous week
OOP $12.48

Get back $10 CVS CashCard

Plus, get back $1 in your SavingStar account for buying 2+ Scrubbing Bubble products
Plus, get back $0.50 in your SavingStar account for buying 3 Kleenex
Final cost ONLY $9.98 for all 12 items (after all discounts) or $.83 each!

Total OOP:  $16.68 + Get back $10 CVS CashCard + Plus, get back $1 in your SavingStar account for buying 2+ Scrubbing Bubble products+ Plus, get back $0.50 in your SavingStar account for buying 3 Kleenex

Thanks to HiptoSave!

If you are in need of paper products and don’t have or aren’t interested in using coupons here is a deal scenario:

Buy 3 Sparkle $5 = $15

Buy 2 Northern Toilet Paper $7 = $14

Buy 1 Kleenex 3/$4 = $1.33

OOP Total: $30.33 + Get back $10 CVS CashCard

Final Cost ONLY $20.33 (after discount) for all 6 items!

Have you been to CVS lately?


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My Purchases This Last Week – 2/11/12

Last week I got some pretty good deals.  Thought I would share them.   I do get out of the house on occasion and get some of these great finds and some of them are online too.

I learned about the Michael’s $5 off $5 coupon that we used last Sunday (expired on 2/4/12), we got a couple things for the kids.   While Baby A and I went to Babies R Us to get the formula deal my husband took Baby B and Doodle to get some cheap finds at Michaels.  I’m sure I would have found some expensive item to splurge on, but they found crayons, and some off brand lego sets, and glow in the dark sticks.  Fun stuff all for very little.  My husband and I each went to Babies R Us and got the formula deal and we found a cheaper outlet cover using a 20% off coupon.

In the mail, I got the Taste of Home book deal that they offered back in January.  Buy the 10 pack Children’s Hardcover Classics for $14.99 + $1.99 Shipping.  Great deal!

I went to Babies R Us with the boys by myself and got the diaper deal and formula deal.  I even found some of the formula with 25% more free.   In addition, I’ve purchased over 9 cans so I now qualify for a FREE can.

What deals did you get this week?

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Redberrydeals on Facebook, and Twitter

If don’t already know you can find Redberrydeals on Facebook.  Click HERE for the Facebook page.  Please like Redberrydeals to catch all of my blog posts and additional comments from time to time and feel free to ask questions.

Recently, I decided to join Twitter  so feel free to follow me!   Click HERE for my Twitter page.  I talk to other bloggers in the area and when I see a great deal I try and retweet it or forward it.  Feel free to join the conversation!

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Potomac Mills Black Friday 11/25/2011 deals

Here are some great deals at Potomac Mills on Black Friday 11/25/11

Enjoy! Let me know of any deals you find by adding a comment.  You can also tweet them at #redberrydeals.

Per the Potomac Mills Website

Participating retailers will have a “Super Sale” sign in their window. Plus, on Friday, November 25, bring your same-day receipts from any store(s) in Potomac Mills’ Neighborhood 1 Fashion District totaling $100 or more to Guest Services and receive a FREE “I Survived Black Friday at Potomac Mills” reusable tote bag! (Receipts must be redeemed on November 25, 2011 by close of business. While supplies last.)

They are open at Midnight on 11/25/11! Per Facebook all stores will be open beginning at midnight.

    • Extra 25% off entire store @ Jones New York Outlet from midnight until 8am on 11/25!
      20% off entire store @ The Disney Store Outlet until 10am on 11/25!
      50% off the store PLUS 20% off purchases of $100 or more @ DKNY on 11/25!
    • Fashion District Find Us: Find us tomorrow in front of Bloomingdale’s-The Outlet Store from 7:00-7:30am – we’re giving out FREE coupon…
    • 40% off entire store @ The Children’s Place thru 11/27!
      1/2 off select products @ Stride Rite Outlet on 11/25!
      Extra 20% off your entire purchase @ Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse on 11/25!
      Take an extra 40% off storewide @ Bloomingdale’s-The Outlet Store on 11/25 until 12pm!
      50% off entire store @ Ann Taylor Factory Store on 11/25!
    • 20% off select handbags @ Michael Kors Outlet from midnight until 10am on 11/25!
    • Free reusable tote with any $100 purchase in the Neighborhood 1 Fashion District on 11/25 – see Guest Services for details!
    • On 11/25 – FREE “I Survived Black Friday @ Potomac Mills” tote bag @ Guest Services when u spend $100 in the Neigh.1 Fashion District!
    • Gingerbread Boy & Gingerbread Girl just $5 each @ Build-A-Bear Workshop!
    • Doorbusters galore + spend $300 and get a free duffel bag @ True Religion Outlet!

All of the deals can be found on Potomac Mills Twitter page and Potomac Mills website.

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Swagbucks 2011 Fall Classic has started! Earn extra Swagbucks for great swag!


If you are a member of Swag Bucks you need to join the new Swag Bucks 2011 Fall classic! Sign up today Wednesday, October 26, 2011 registration ends soon!

If you haven’t sign-up for Swag bucks yet.  Click HERE.

What is Swag Bucks? allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day – search the web, shopping at their favorite retailers, and by engaging in other activities such as phone recycling, submitting polls, and completing special offers. is the only place on the web to get what you want without ever having to spend a dime.

I download the toolbar in each of my browsers and then search using the Swagbucks toolbar.   I get 1 to 2 bucks just for opening my browser.    After 450 Swagbucks I can earn a Amazon $5 gift card.   There are hundreds of prizes to choose from.  From Starbucks gift cards, to posters, and MP3 music.

What have you earned using Swag Bucks?

I signed up in the Fall of 2009 and I’ve earned 7 – $5 Amazon gift cards, 1 – $5 card, 1 – $5 card!   That’s over $45 FREE money, that I can use anyway I want.  The more you search the more you earn.

What are the search engines behind Swag Bucks? uses Google and  Most of the time my search results are really good and there are times that I will have to go to a specific search engine and try again.

How do I sign up?

Click HERE and sign up today!

Do you get a referral when I sign up using your link?

Yes, I do.  When you search I get a couple Swagbucks too.  Then when you get your friends and family to sign up you too can get Swagbucks when they search.

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What are your Favorite Blog Posts?

What are my most popular posts?

The reason I want to know and focus on them is so I can try and improve on my blog each week and bring to my old readers as well as new readers their top interests.

2010 Coupon Insert Schedule & Expiration – This post I created for myself and others to mark when to throw away my coupon inserts.

2011 Coupon Insert Schedule & Expiration – Here is the most recent 2011 post which I haven’t had time to update as I would prefer.    I will start updating this as soon as possible.

The cost of diapers 2010 – I wrote several posts about my cost of diapers during 2010.  I was hoping to continue that focus for 2011.   My plan is to update a 2011 plan of how I got a year’s supply of diapers for very little cost.  Most of my diapers came from my huge Black Friday deal at Babies R Us in 2010. We also asked for a diaper shower rather than a formal baby shower that helped a lot and Costco will exchange sizes no questions asked. Last I also use Amazon Mom for delivery at home for diapers and wipes.

NOVA (Northern Virginia) Grocery Links – I just updated the links for the local Northern Virginia Grocery coupon match-ups.   There are so many new faces and new blogs out there that are creating great grocery links!

Coupon Policies  – It seems so many of the stores are updating their policy after recent shows about coupons.    I’ve updated a couple so far.  Let me know of others that need to be updated or added.

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Best Suncare Deals for Week 5/22/11

Since this coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend it is the start of sunscreen or sun block season.  I just purchased some last week at $6 and $7 and thought that is a good deal but now I’m finding this week it is even better.   I did some research and found some great deals and thanks to Hip2Save! who posted some scenarios.

Banana Boat Kids Tear Free SPF 30 is recommended on Beautypedia. Check it out! I love going to this site for skin care recommendations.

Big Lots

Banana Boat assorted sun blocks Final Cost = $4


Buy 2 Coppertone Sun Care (excludes sticks, baby, and tanning) = $8 Ecb (limit 1)
Buy 2 Coppertone UVA/UVB Guard Face Lotion SPF 50 $9.49 (based on online price) = $18.98
Use 2 $1/1 coupons found here or here or 5/22 RP
Pay $16.98
Get back $8 Ecb
Final cost $4.49 each!

Spend $25 on Participating Playtex, Edge, Skintimate, Schick, Energizer, Hawaiian Tropic or Banana Boat = $10 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:

Buy 4 Banana Boat Suncare items $6.99 = $27.96
Use 4 $1/1 coupons found in the May or June issues of All You mag. or here (this one is a CVS store coupon but states “Cannot be combined with any other coupon) or 5/22 RP.
Pay $23.96
Get back $10 Ecb
Final cost $3.49 each!
*There’s also a $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic regional coupon found in the 5/22 SS or here or in the May issue of All You mag.

Thanks to Hip2Save!

Rite Aid

Buy $25 worth of Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons 18 ct., Personal Cleansing Cloths 40 ct., Playtex Baby Care products, Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic Suncare, Wet Ones Wipes, Schick Quattro 3 ct., Xtreme 3 4 ct., Slim Twin Disposable Razors 10 or 12 ct., Intuition, Quattro for Men or Women System Razor or Cartridge Refills 3 or 4 ct., Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream, Schick Hydro Razor or Cartridge Refills 4 ct. and Get a $10 +Up Reward

Buy 2 Banana Boat Suncare Lotion $7.99 each
Buy 1 Hawaiian Tropic Suncare Lotion $7.99
Buy 1 Banana Boat Lip Balm $2.99
Total = $26.96
Use 2 $1/1 Banana Boat coupons from the All You Magazine May or June issue or 5/22 RP.
Use the $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic coupon from the All You Magazine May issue or found here
Pay $23.96
Get a $10 +Up Reward
Final Cost $13.96 for all 4 sun care items! Or $3.49 each!

Coppertone Suncare Products Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off
Buy 2 Coppertone Sport Sunscreen 4 fl oz $7.49 each
Total After B1G1 50% Off Sale = $11.24
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 5/22 RP or found here
Use the $1/1 coupon from the May Video Values
Final Cost $4.12 each!

Thanks to Hip2Save!


Banana Boat Sunscreen RollBack $5.82
Use 1 $1/1 Banana Boat coupon found in the May or June issue of All You mag. or 5/22 RP.
Final Cost $4.82!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF45 spray or Aveeno Continuous Protection Face SPF 30 Lotion $7
Use $1/1 coupons from the 5/8 SS
Final Cost $6!

Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 85 Sunblock Spray $10.97
Use $1/1 coupons from the 5/8 SS
Final Cost $9.97!

Coppertone Continuous Spray $9.88
Use 2 $1/1 coupons found here or here or 5/22 RP
Final Cost $18.76 or $9.38 each !


Use the $1./1 coupon for Coppertone Sun Care from here
= $8.99 and get back $3.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost  $5.99 each!

Spend $25 on Participating products = $10 RR
(Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat, Schick, Wet Ones, Skintimate, Edge, Playtex)
Deal Scenario (sun care stock up!):
Buy 2 Hawaiian Tropic sun care products $7.99 each = $15.98
Buy 1 Banana Boat sun care product $7.99
Buy 1 Skintimate or Edge gel or cream 6 or 7 oz $1.99 each
Total = $25.96
Use 2 $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic coupons found in the 5/22 SS or here or in the May issue of All You mag
Use 1 $1/1 Banana Boat coupon found in the May or June issue of All You mag. or 5/22 RP.
Use 1 $0.55/1 Edge or Skintimate coupon found in the 5/22 SS
Pay $22.41
Get back a $10 RR
Final cost $12.41 total.  This is like getting each sunscreen for $4.14 + a FREE Edge or Skintimate shave gel!

Thanks to Hip2Save!

I think I matched all of the coupons up but I might have missed a couple. I was trying to type this up while the babies nap.  Let me know of other good deals for sun block.

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Baby Charts

Several of my friends are having babies and of course I’m having twins very soon so this is a great time to talk about Baby Charts.   At the hospital, they ask you to track how many pees, poops and feedings occur and when.  I did some research and these are some Baby tracking charts I thought would work great for most Moms and Dads.

Are you looking for a good tracking baby feeding chart?  Well, you have come to the right place. Here are some links to some of the best that I’ve found:

Free Printable Medical Forms – This website has a great .pdf version of a feeding schedule.   It does include the times.  All you have to do is check it off.   This seems to be my favorite so far.

Gerber – Feeding Chart – This chart is very simple .pdf that doesn’t have times.  You enter the times in yourself.

Twins and – Feeding Chart – This chart is great for twins since it has a twin on each side.  This is a pdf file and doesn’t have times.  You enter in the times yourself.

Little Ones Feeding Schedule – Feeding Chart – This chart is a super simple .pdf that doesn’t have times.

Is there another chart that you have used or heard of that works really well?

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Where have I been?

I apologize for not posting in over a month!  Life has been pretty crazy.  I’ve had to concentrate on myself, my family and working full-time.   As some of my readers know I’m pregnant with identical twin boys and it has been a great pregnancy but exhausting.  Some things just have to be put on the back burner including my blog.

I will be delivering via scheduled C-section really soon and can’t wait to meet my little boys.   My family is so excited.

I have a lot of posts I want to create including all of my preparations for the boys arrival like diapers, wipes, clothing, formula and even baby food!  Even though I haven’t posted I’m still always looking for good money saving deals and finding ways stretch that dollar.  I will be taking off some time for maternity leave and figuring out what I will be doing so I hope to get more and more posts about my adventure with 3 kids under the age of 3.

Keep Saving!