Thursday, July 29, 2010

10th Anniversary Getaway

August 5th marks our 10th anniversary!  Chris & I are excited to getaway this weekend and have a stay-cation in Nashville at a great hotel and pack in the adventures!  So thankful to my parents for driving up from North Carolina to watch the kids so we can getaway for a few days.  We're going to unplug for the weekend!  Be back online early next week.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

$2 Camis at Old Navy 7/29-7/31

YAY!  You can snag up to (5) $2 Camis at Old Navy this weekend 7/29-7/31 when you print this coupon or say "Cami 4 Me" at checkout.  Check out the Old Navy Facebook page for more info.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

$1.50 Slice of Cheesecake @ The Cheesecake Factory 7/29

For those of you Cheesecake lovers, you can get a slice of cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory tomorrow only (7/29) for $1.50 when you "like" them on Facebook and print the special invitation.  Just bring in a valid I.D. and the special invitation to get your $1.50 slice!

Also, Friday July 30th is National Cheesecake Day so you can snag another slice of cheesecake for $1.50 - no coupon needed!

Both of these are good for dine-in only.

Thanks, Hip2save!

FREE Zac Brown Band CD when you write a soldier

Kristin over at Couponing Disney has a post on how you can get a FREE Zac Brown Band CD when you write a soldier.  The Zac Brown Band and Dodge Ram Trucks are partnering together to do Letters for Lyrics. 

Thanks, Couponingtodisney!

All You magazine coupon $.75/1 issue

All You magazine is a great because it's packed full of coupons!  If you've been wanting to check it out, print this coupon for $.75/1 issue to make an even sweeter deal.  All You sells for around $2.49 at Walmart so with the discount you can get a copy for $1.74!

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

McAlisters Deli: FREE Tea on Thursday 7/29

YAY!  Make sure you head to McAlisters Deli this Thursday - it's FREE tea day!  No purchase necessary.

Thanks, Southernsavers!

Monday, July 26, 2010

*HOT* $3/1 Huggies coupon

YAY! has another $3/1 Huggies coupon available!  Remember you can print these twice from any computer.   I know Kroger has them on sale this week for $9.77.  Not a bad deal!  Thankfully, our little man has been doing a great job potty training for the past week so I won't be buying diapers anytime soon unless it's for a baby shower!

Thanks, Mommysnacks!

CVS: FREE Neutrogena Sunblock + moneymaker

Crystal over at Money Saving Mom shares how you can get 2 Neutrogena Sunbocks at CVS this week for FREE plus $10 money-maker after coupons and ECBs! 

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

School Supply Deals 7/25-7/31

Jenny over at Southern Savers has an extensive list of back to school supply deals through 7/31.  You can check the items you plan to buy to create a printable shopping list from her website. 

Thanks, Southernsavers!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Amazing Yard Sale Finds

Christmas gifts for Britain - CHECK!  My next door neighbor is having a yard sale tomorrow and invited us over to preview everything.  I was able to snag all of the above for $32!  I added a $3 tip since they're saving money for a Florida vacation.  So, so excited about Christmas in July!!

School House Rock DVD - $2
Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron DVD - $2
3 Barbies - $3
2 mini My Little Ponies - $1
2 My Little Ponies - $2
1 large My Little Pony - $1
Electronic Catch Phrase - $.50
Hello Kitty Note Cards - $.25
Learning Clock book - $.50
Bag of 15 little nets - $.25
Barbie Suitcase - $2
Disney Princess Coloring book - $.25
Bag of plastic kitchen play food - $1
Basketball hoop for door - $.25
Foam Craft Kit - $1
BRAND NEW Pottery Barn Wall Shadow Box - $5
Disney Princess Spinning Wishes game - $1
Bella Dancerella Home Ballet Studio - $3 (I've been wanting one of these for Brit!)
Barbie Horse that makes sounds - $1
4-Ever Best Friends Beach Party doll set - $2
Eric Carle "Have you seen my cat?" book - $.50
Lego Clikits Jewels-n-Rings kit - $1
BRAND NEW Sleeping Beauty Wood Doll & markers - $.25
BRAND NEW 3 Wooden Frames & markers - $.30 (These are for the Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes)
Bag of 4 Littlest Pet Shops - $2 (These are becoming Brit's favorites!)

I've already given the kids a few of the items to play with.  Thunder (our foster son) LOVES the basketball hoop!  Who knew $.25 yard sale item could bring so much JOY!

To add to her Christmas gifts, the Disney Store was having an online sale recently so I was able to snag a Jasmine Doll for really cheap and some CLEARANCE books from Amazon (Strawberry Shortcake, Max & Ruby, Stickerbooks, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Kung Fu Panda).  LOVE finding amazing deals!

Alexia Organic Product Coupon

My family loves Alexia organic Sweet Potato fries so I'm excited about this coupon!  Go here to print $1/1 Alexia Frozen Food Product. 

Thanks, Organicdeals!

$10 for 2 Entrees at Pei Wei July 26th only!

YAY!  Pei Wei is one of our favs!  On Monday, July 26th, Pei Wei is offering $10 for 2 entrees!  Bring this print out and enjoy!

Thanks, Hip2save!

80% off gift certificates

YAY!  I'm so excited this offer is back!  Now through July 31st, you can get $25 gift certificates for only $2 when you use promo code PLATE at checkout.  A few weeks ago I snagged (4) gift certificates to our favorite Japanese steak house (Omikoshi) for $8 total!!  Just type in your zip code and search through the list of restaurants in your area.  These would make great gifts, as well!

Thanks, Hip2save!

FREE backpacks at Staples next week!

YAY!  Staples will have FREE-after rebate backpacks next week!  Click here for a sneak peek at next week's weekly ad.

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

FREE Embark lunch bags at Target

The next time you're at Target, be sure to look for Embark insulated lunch bags (small size) priced at $3.99.  Inside each bag there is a "Bonus for you" flyer for 6 weeks of Parents magazine for free and some coupons. You can reject the subscription and get a $4.96 check instead. Final cost:  $.97!!!

Thanks, Mummydeals!

BOGO FREE Better Oats coupon

"Like" Better Oats on Facebook here and click on "Special Offers" to print a BOGO Free coupon for one carton of Better Oats.  Go here to see what stores sell Better Oats. 

Thanks, Hip2Save!

FREE Organic Samples

UberSamples will send a variety of FREE organic samples when you complete this short survey.  You get to pick the samples you'd like to receive (ie. supplements, nutritional bars, health food, etc).  The survey took me less than 5 minutes to fill out.

Thanks, MoneySavingMom!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Healthy Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad AND Teriyaki Chicken & Rice Bowl

I'm in love!  I've discovered two new amazing dishes that I want to share.  I made them up and was so surprised how both of them turned out!  Amazingly delicious and so healthy.  Chris loved the chicken & rice bowl which is always a plus!

Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad recipe
Fresh spinach leaves
Chopped walnuts
Apple chunks
Strawberry slices
Shredded mozzarella optional (I've tried it with and without - both are yummy)
Trader Joe's poppyseed dressing

Teriyaki Chicken & Rice bowl
Teriyaki marinated chicken tenders (cut up)
Long grain brown rice
Fresh green beans
Baby carrots

Boil the fresh green beans and baby carrots for 1-2 minutes, drain and sautee in 1 tsp. olive oil for a few minutes.  Season with dillweed, pepper and a pinch of salt.  Serve in a bowl - layer rice, chicken and veggies on top! 


Operation Christmas Child: Preparing for Christmas in July!

Crystal over at Money Saving Mom has a great post here about inexpensive ways to start stocking-up on items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  She also includes a great video from Clair over at Mummy Deals on her top 10 ways she gets cheap items for the shoeboxes.  She spent $45 on 45 shoeboxes!

There are so many great deals on school supplies now and last week Target had some of their $1 bin items half off!  I always seem to wait until November to start thinking about OCC and really want to get a head start this year so we can bless more kids!  We've got about 4.5 months to grow our stockpile!  I'm even more excited to get Britain involved and excited about this ministry.  She has such a heart for giving! 

Thanks, Moneysavingmom & Mummydeals!

FREE Queso at Moe's tomorrow (7/21)

Yummy!  Moe's Southwest Grill is offering a FREE 6 oz cup of queso to customers all day tomorrow.  We heart Moe's!

And remember, kids eat FREE on Monday nights (with the purchase of one entree).

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Quizno's $2.99 meal deal coupon

Quizno's has another great $2.99 coupon for any small sub, chips and a regular drink!  Be sure to print it today....they won't last long!

Thanks, Couponingtodisney!

School Supply Deals 7/18-7/24

Jenny over at Southern Savers has an extensive list of the best back-to-school supply deals here for 7/18-7/24.  She includes Kmart, Walgreens, Office Depot, Publix, Walmart, Office Max, Staples and Target.  Thankfully, I found some great deals last week so Britain is stocked and ready for Kindergarten!  Excited about taking her school clothes shopping!  Hoping to hit a few consignment sales/stores.

Thanks, Southernsavers!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday Shopping Deals

Britain and I hit Walmart, Kroger & Publix yesterday and got some great deals! 

Here's the best of the best...

(2) Whole grain Goldfish $1.58/ea (used (2) $.50/1 Qs) = $1.08/each
Dole Pineapple $.99 (used $.50/1 Q) = $.49
Smart Taste Pasta $1.50 (used $1/1 Q) = $.50
4-pk Activia yogurt $1.83 (used $1/1 Q) = $.83

Pull-ups on sale $4.89 (used $2/1 Q) = $2.89
12-pk Cottonelle $4.99 (used $1/1 Q) = $3.99
(20) Vitamin waters $.75/ea
(4) Nexcare tattoo bandaids on sale $.90/ea (used (4) $1/1 Q) = 4 for FREE
(2) Smart Balance Fat free milk 2 for $4.19 (used (2) $2/1 Q) = $.19
(2) Stride gum packs $.32/ea

Wholesome Hamburger Helper $1.59 (used HG Hills $.01 Q wy spend $20) = $.01
(2) Eggo pancakes B1G1F $2.79 (used Publix $1/2 Q) = $1.79
(2) Crayola 10-pk markers B1G1F $3.59
(3) Rold Gold Pretzels B1G1F $2.99 (used (3) $.55/1 Q) = $2.83 for 3
(2) Herbal Essence shampoo $1.99 (used (2) $.50/1 Q) = $1.98 for 2
(2) Quaker Life bars $1.99 (used (2) $.55/1 Q) = $2.88 for 2
(1) Fiskar scissors B1G1F $2.49 (only bought 1) = $1.24
(2) Mott's 6-pk applesauce $1.39/ea = $2.78 for 2
(1) #2 Pencil 10-pk = $.34
(2) Bic Soleil Razors B1G1F $5.49 (used (2) $3/1 Q) = FREE

Thursday, July 15, 2010

MIA this week

Dear friends,

I had an AMAZING time in North Carolina with my family and friends this past weekend.  My prego sister looks so cute and the shower was wonderful!  I'm so ready to meet my niece!  I flew back home late Sunday night and have been out late at VBS the past 3 nights.  The cupboards are bare, the fridge is looking pitiful but my bags are FINALLY unpacked and my family is safe and sound. 

I've really been reevaluating my schedule and time commitments recently to make sure my priorities are in order.  Therefore, I won't be posting as frequently.  Just want to get back to putting God and my family first over everything else.  Blogging and facebook can be quite time consuming!  I'll still be sharing awesome deals as I have time!  Thank you for your support and understanding.


*HOT* Ten Thousand Villages Deals + FREE Shipping

Ten Thousand Villages has some great clearance items for sale + FREE shipping.  Just use coupon code BICYCLE at checkout.

Think early Christmas shopping or birthday presents.  Plus, you'll be supporting artisans in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

*CHEAP* Pepperidge Farm Goldfish @ Walmart

 Goldfish are priced at $1.58 right now at Walmart.  Go here to print a coupon for $.50 off making your final cost $1.08!  Remember, you can print it twice.

Thanks, Passion for Savings!

*FREE* Hand Sanitizer Pen at CVS

Hurry over here and input your email address and ExtraCare card number to get a coupon for a FREE Hand Sanitizer pen.  Coupon expires this Sunday, July 18th!

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane!

Faithful readers,

I'm thrilled to be flying home to NC bright and early tomorrow morning!  I'm throwing my beautiful sister a baby shower Saturday and will be gone for the next 3 days.  I will miss my family's a rarity to leave them for more than 2 hours!  Excited for a refreshing weekend with my folks and extended family and friends.  Thankful for my amazing husband who will be holding down the fort with the kids.  I won't be posting again until early next week so ENJOY your weekend!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Napster: FREE Zen MP3 Player

Collin over at Hip2save explains here how you can get a FREE Zen MP3 Player from Napster!  Sounds too good to be true but I just signed-up!  Hurry and sign-up - the offer is good today ONLY!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

$1.50 slices @ The Cheesecake Factory 7/29 & 7/30

Kristin over at Couponing to Disney shares how to get $1.50 slices at The Cheesecake Factory on July 29th & July 30th!

Thanks, CouponingtoDisney!

FREE Back Yard Burger or Chicken Sandwich

Join the Back Yard Burger e-club and you'll get an email for a FREE burger or chicken sandwich (with any purchase) within 24 hours! 

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

FREE Ziploc Gift Pack for the first 10,000

So excited about this incredible gift pack!  Hopefully this offer will work for you!  Hurry and sign-up now - it's only good for the first 10,000 to sign-up!

Right@Home is offering a FREE Ziploc Back-To-School Gift Pack which includes:
  • One box of 50-count Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bags
  • One box of 25-count Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal
  • One package of Ziploc® Brand Containers with the Smart Snap™ Seal (small bowl)
Gift packs will be mailed by October 15, 2010.

Thanks, Moneysavingmom! $25 gift certificate for ONLY $2


YAY!  So excited about this awesome offer!  Now I can take my hubs to Omikoshi Japanese Restaurant for a nice date night! is offering $25 gift certificates for just $2 when you used the code FUN at checkout!  The certificates are valid for one year but the discount price is only good until July 12th!  Make sure you get yours today!

Thanks, Couponingtodisney!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Weekend fun!

Hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend!  We spent lots of time at the pool and enjoyed a family cookout, fireworks and shopping this past weekend.  Our internet was out for 2 days so I'm just now catching-up.

ENJOY your week!

FREE Blockbuster Express Rentals

Kristin over at Couponing to Disney has a list of FREE codes to get Blockbuster Express rentals!  Check them out here.

Thanks, Couponingtodisney!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday Shopping trip

Excited to share the big savings deals I got at Kroger, Target and Publix last night.  These were in addition to our weekly groceries (which are not posted).  I'm just highlighting the best of the best!

(1) Venus Embrace Razor $8.94 (used (1) $4 off manf Q and (1) $5 off Target Q) = FREE
(2) Eggo Waffles $1.75/ea (used (1) $1/2 manf Q and (1) $1/1 Target Q) = $1.50

(2) bags Goldfish $1.50/ea (used (2) $1/1 manf Q) = .50/ea
(3) Morningstar Farms Chicken Nuggets $3.99 B1G1F (used (3) $1/1 manf Q) = $2.99 for 3!!
(1) French's mustard $.95 (used (1) $.50 manf Q) = FREE
(2) Chinet Napkins B1G1F $2.14 (used (2) $1/1 manf Q) = $.14
(1) Greenwise 3 pack Papertowels $2.39 (FREE wyb 2 Greenworks cleaning products) = FREE
(1) Oscar Meyer Turkey Hotdogs $2.49 (used HG Hills $.01 Q when you spend $20+) = $.01

(2) Disney Vitamins B1G1F $6.99 (used (1) $2/1 manf Q and $1/1 manf Q) = $3.99
(6) 2-L Cokes $1.29 (Daytona savings) = $.99/ea
(2) Crest Whitening Toothpaste $1.97/ea (used (2) $1.50/1 manf Q) = $.47/ea
(1) Nature's Path Organic Toaster Pasteries $3.39 (marked down) = $1.69

How did you do this week?

Friday, July 2, 2010

*NEW* Coupons from Mambo Sprouts

Mambo Sprouts just released 23 NEW printable organic coupons here.  Jenny over at Southern Savers has the complete list here.

My kids love Clif organic Zbars so I'm excited about the $1/1 coupon!

Thanks, Southernsavers! FREE Secret Clinical Strength deo

YAY!  I love the new Secret Clinical Strength deo!  It smells amazing and works wonders!  Go here to sign-up for a free sample.

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Disney Store: FREE shipping & awesome sales

My kids are SO into Disney characters - mainly the Disney Princesses and Disney Cars!  So, I might just stock up on a few Christmas gifts for them since I can get FREE shipping now through Monday and there are hundreds of clearance items!  Just use coupon code FREESHIP at checkout!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

$1.99 books online at Barnes & Noble plus 20% off one item

Barnes & Noble is having an awesome summer sale with tons of books for just $1.99!  Plus, free shipping for orders over $25.  In addition, you can get 20% off one item when you enter coupon code  Y9K7J7X at checkout.  A great way to start stocking-up for Christmas and birthdays!

*NEW* Stonyfield Printable Coupons

Yay!  It's the 1st of the month so Stonyfield has 16 new coupons to print!  Go here to get your coupons.

Thanks, Mojo Savings!

Proctor & Gamble downloadable coupons

If you're a Kroger shopper like me, you'll love these downloadable coupons from Proctor & Gamble!  Click here to add over $95 of coupons to your Kroger card.  Available now through August 31st.

Sunday Coupon Preview

There will be (1) insert from P&G in Sunday's paper.

Go here to check-out the coupons!

My favs....

$1.00/1 Covergirl product
$.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz or Larger or Liquid Gel
$2.00/1 Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers Sensitive or Extra Protection Diapers
$.50/1 Pampers Wipes 60 ct or larger
$.75/1 Secret deodorant (excluding trial size)
$1.00/1 Tampax (18ct or higher)
$2.00/1 Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl (18 ct or higher)
$1.00/1 size Tide Detergent

Thanks, Couponsandcakes!

FREE Tea @ McAlister's on July 29th

Woohoo!  McAlister's Deli sweet tea is my fav!  They're offering FREE tea on Thursday, July 29th with no purchase necessary.  Valid for dine-in only - one per customer.  Be sure to mark your calendars now!