Tuesday, August 31, 2010

*FREE* 100 Zazzle Biz Cards + FREE shipping!

My mouth is on the floor!  I can't believe Zazzle is offering 100 FREE business cards and FREE shipping!

Checkout Collin' at Hip2Save's post here with all of the ordering details.  This offer ends after tomorrow (9/1) so be sure to snag yours ASAP!

I don't need biz cards so I made & ordered the cutest TO/FROM cards for FREE!  It really works!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last minute Publix trip (pre-planned)

I REALLY want today's Publix Penny item - Publix Greenwise Bath Tissue (4 rolls) so I'm heading there tonight for a few essentials!

Jenny over at Southern Savers lists all of the deals here.

Here's what I'm picking up:

*Cascadian Farm granola bars - the kids and I LOVE these!  This is SUCH AN AWESOME DEAL!

Cascadian Farm Granola 13.25-17 oz., or Bars 6.2-7.4 oz., BIGIF at $3.99 ($1.99)
-$1 off Cascadian Farms (register) printable (makes it 99¢)
-.75/1 Cascadian Farm product printable
-$1 off Cascadian Farm Granola Bars or Cereal, (Whole Foods coupon) printable
-$1 off Cascadian Farm Granola Bars, (Earth Fare coupon) printable
(use mfr. coupon with a competitor coupon, makes it FREE)

*Brit & I are selling muffins, bottled water & lemonade at a friend's yard sale Saturday to help them raise money for their adoption so I'm excited about this sale on Deer Park water!

Deer Park 12 pk., 8 oz., BIGIF at $2.99 ($1.49)

*We're running low on foil so I'll probably just pick up one roll.
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil 75 sq. ft., BIGIF at $5.99 ($2.99)
-.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil, excl 20, 25, 30, SS 8/08
-$1.25 off Reynolds Wrap Wrap Non-Stick Foil printable
-$1 off Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil printable or tearpad (makes it $1.99)

*Since I make lunches for the whole family to take to work and school, we eat LOTS of Turkey!
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats 7-9 oz., $3
-$1 off Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh meat printable (makes it $2)
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats printable
-$1 off Kraft Mayo, Sandwich Shop Mayo or Miracle Whip wyb Oscar Mayer Meat, 16 oz, tearpad

*Great deal on Cascade - $2.99 isn't bad!
Cascade Dishwasher Detergent $3.99
-.50/1 Cascade Rinse Aid, Decor Done Right home mailer  

Kitchen Tips & Tricks

Claire over at Mummy Deals has some great kitchen tips & tricks here.

My favorites....

*Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

*Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Be sure to check out 26 more tips from Tipnut here.

Thanks, Mummydeals!

Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm officially an Auntie now!!

Congratulations to my beautiful sister, Jordan and my brother-in-law Steven on the birth of my adorably precious niece, Finley!  It's even more special that Finley and our foster son, Thunder share the same birthday!  What a blessing!  Now comes the waiting....Brit and I fly out to meet sweet baby girl in 11 days!!! 

It's been an insanely busy past few days so I apologize for not getting any posts up since Friday.  Hoping to get back on it this week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

*HOT* CityDeals Discounts!

I just discovered CityDeals!  It's a fabulous site, a lot like Groupon and others.  Check out the deals and sign-up here.

Today, the first 600 to order can get a $10 Subway giftcard for $5!

Chris likes Subway so I snagged a giftcard for him!

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Teary Eyed Mama: First Day of Kindergarten!

Well folks, my litte lady started Kindergarten today!  She went for a half day and officially starts full-time next Thursday August 26th.  BUT, it was enough to send this Mama into a teary eyed morning.

It all happened so quickly....we walked her in, gave her a hug & a kiss and then said goodbye.  I don't know what I was expecting but I was hoping to linger for a few minutes and take some pics and maybe hug on her one more time.  Instead, we said our goodbyes quickly and she joined the other first timers indian style on the floor.  It was a blur!  Don't get me wrong, I couldn't be more excited for her!  She is well beyond her years developmentally and will excel.  To all the Moms who've gone through this before, you know what I mean.

These past 5 years have flown by!  It doesn't help that we watched old videos of Brit when she was a toddler the other night which started the tearful process.

Grateful for the awesome privilege and blessing of being Brit's Mama!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

$18 Nutty Guys Certificate for only $1 (+ shipping)!!!!

Eversave (like Groupon) features daily discounts for restaurants, salons, local events, online deals, etc.  Today you can get a $6 certificate for $18 worth of all-natural, fresh nuts, granola, dried fruit, trail mix and more from Nuttyguys.com!  And the best part is, first time buyers on Eversave get a $5 credit when you sign-up here! So you can get $18 worth of nuts for $1 but shipping between $5-8!  What an AWESOME deal!

Read Collin from Hip2Save's post here for more details.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Shutterfly Photo Card Deal - 12 for $2.49 shipped!!

Shutterfly is offering 12 FREE photo cards of your choice when you use code PICKONE at checkout.  Choose from 3×5, 5×5, 4×5, 5×7 stationery cards or 5×7 greeting cards.  You can get 12 photo cards for $2.49 shipped!  Just log into your account (or sign-up for a new account).

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Monday, August 16, 2010

FREE Hardcover Photo Book from Picaboo + $8.99 shipping

I'm thrilled about this deal!  Think Christmas gifts or photo albums of the kids if you're behind on scrapbooking like me!  Between now and the end of August, Picaboo is offering a FREE large hardcover photo book with only the cost of shipping for $8.99.  Simply go here, enter your email address, design your 20 page photo book and use coupon code FREEBK at checkout!  So easy!
*This offer is good for first time customers only!

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Trip

My FRUGALadee in training helped me at HT last night!  I absolutely LOVE when she comes with me.  She even brought her coupon bag with her and was picking up flyers and adding them to her stash!

So happy about this trip and the savings!  Everything I got we use on a regular basis.  The Lip Smackers is for one of our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Pampers Easy Ups $9.99 (used $1.50 Q) = $6.99
Mariani Banana Chips on sale for $1.09
3 boxes of Kotex tampons $3.15/each (used (3) $1/1 Q) = $3.45 for 3 boxes
Lip Smackers $1.99 (used $1/1 Q) = FREE (for Operation Christmas Child shoebox)
4 Ears of fresh corn $.10 each = $.40 each
3 Welch's Grape Jelly $2.49 each/Evic $.97 wyb 3 (used (3) $.55/1 Q) = FREE
Adam & Eve Fruitables 8-pk juiceboxes $2.99 (used $1/1 Q) = $.99
Half gallon Smart Balance $3.89 (used $.75/1 Q) = $2.39
Morningstar Chicken Nuggets $3.29 (used $1/1 Q) = $1.29

TOTAL:  $55.97
OOP:  $15.45 (pre-tax)

*I didn't notice until I got home but they charged me $2/ea for the Welch's jelly when it should've been $.97 evic price.  I'm going back today!  And I noticed they only charged me for 2 Kotex boxes instead of 3.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Burt's Bees FREE Toothpaste Sample

You can snag a FREE sample of Burt's Bees Multicare with Fluoride .5oz here!  *Allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.  This would be a great item for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Franklin folks: Half off Jump!Zone Coupon coming soon

Good news!  August 23rd & 24th, Qponday will be offering a great coupon - $14 dollars worth of fun at the Jump!Zone for only $7 dollars (50% Savings).  My kids LOVE this place! 

Just go to the Qponday website and join their free daily e-mail of great vendors around town.

Walmart Deals 8/11-8/17

Kelly over at Faithful Provisions has some of this week's Walmart deals here.  For more deals, check-out Passion for Savings.

Some of my favs:

Activia Yogurt - $1.88
-$1/1 Activia, 4 pk (IE) or Printable (FF)
-$1/1 Dannon Activia Yogurt 8/8/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/12/2010)
Final Price:  $.88

Peaches, $0.50/lb.

Red Grapes, $1.50/lb. (PRICE MATCH Aldi's has Grapes on sale for $.99 this week!  Just be sure to take the Aldi's circular or Walmart won't honor the price match.)

Cucumbers, $0.50 ea. 

Limes, $0.15 ea.

Shout Wipes (4 ct.), $0.97
$2/2 Shout Product, exp. 9-25-10 (SS 08/08/10)
FREE wyb 2 after coupon!

More deals from Hip2Save:

Make sure to head on over to here (thanks, Rachel!) and print the $1/1 Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce or glaze coupon. According to reader, Takako, Walmart has the teriyaki sauce on roll back for just $1.30, so ONLY $0.30 after the coupon!

Johnson & Johnson Toy Story Band Aids 20 ct $1.68
Use the $3/3 coupon from the 8/1 SS
Final cost $0.68 each!

Xtra Laundry Detergent $1.98

Use the $1/1 coupon from the 6/6 SS
Final cost only $0.98!

Philadelphia Minis $1.78

Use the $0.50/1 coupon from the 8/1 SS
Final cost $1.28!

Gillette Body Wash $2.97

Use the $2/1 coupon from the 8/1 PG
Final cost $0.97!

Crest for Kids Toothpaste (2.5 oz.) $0.97

Use the $1/1 coupon from the 8/1 PG (some regions only received $0.50/1 coupons)
Final cost as low as FREE!

Post-It Notes Super Sticky Singles $1

Use the $1/1 coupon found here
Final cost FREE! 

Walmart Coupon Policy

They DO price match for the exact same item. Just take your ad with you and let them know at checkout the competitor’s ad price.

Walmart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below):
  • Manufacturer coupons (Cents Off)
  • Free merchandise (or manufacturer's Buy-One-Get-One-Free) coupons
  • Store coupons
  • Pharmacy (Advertising and Promotional) coupons
  • Internet coupons
  • Soft drink container caps
The following are guidelines and limits:
  • Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise we sell and only when presented at the time of purchase.
  • Coupons should have an expiration date and be presented within the valid dates. Walmart will not accept expired coupons.
  • Internet coupons should be legible and say "Manufacturer Coupon." There should be a valid remit address for the manufacturer and a scannable bar code.
  • Only one coupon per item is permitted.
  • Use of 40 or more coupons per transaction will require approval by Customer Service Manager.
Thank you, Faithful Provisions, Hip2Save and Passion for Savings!

Men's Merona Polo Shirts under $1 @ Target

Score!!!  Crystal over at Money Saving Mom shares how you can snag Men's Merona Polo Shirts at Target for $.74!!! 

My husband loves these shirts!

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

FREE Issue: Glo Adventurer Kids Magazine

What a fun freebie for your child!  You can score a FREE sample issue of Glo Adventurer when you sign-up here.  *Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FREE Organic Crackers

Mary's Gone Crackers will send you a FREE sample when you "Like" them on Facebook and then write on their wall!  Then, send your name and mailing address to marysgonecrackers1@gmail.com and the flavor of Mary's Gone Crackers organic wheat-free and gluten-free crackers that you'd like them to send.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter: 8/11-8/17

YAY!  Starting tomorrow, Harris Teeter is having their Super Double Deals until 8/17!  Jenny over at Southern Savers has the deals and coupon policy here.  You can use up to 20 coupons per day.  Coupons are doubled up to $1.98 or less.  Let me know if you find some sweet deals!

Thanks, Southernsavers!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dustin Maher's Buddy Bootcamp DVDs - coming soon!

I've shared in the past how much I LOVE Dustin Maher's (trainer to the Moms!) Fit Moms for Life DVDs.  If I lived in Minnesota, I would SO be at his bootcamps every morning!  Thankfully, he's coming out with a set of 4 new DVDs in about 6 weeks that are highly interactive, focus on muscle toning and fat burning, can be done with a partner and are a culmination of his bootcamp workouts.

Over the weekend he had a contest to see who could come up with a creative name for this new DVD set.  Along with 80+ others, I submitted (what I thought) were just 'ok' entries.  In fact, the first time I (thought) I submitted my entries, they didn't show up on his blog so I waited a few hours and then decided to re-post from memory.  To my surprise, I WON the contest!!!!  And the winner gets a FREE set of the new DVDs!!!  I'm thrilled and totally shocked that Dustin picked my entry - Ultimate Buddy Bootcamp!  He's going to name the set Buddy Bootcamp.

Take a minute to check out Dustin's website and look around.  He offers tons of nutrition advice, testimonies, workouts, grocery shopping guides and lots of motivational videos to spur you on.  I receive regular emails from Dustin and have ALWAYS received personal responses from him when I've emailed with a question or advice.  I'm so encouraged reading his posts and updates.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Operation Christmas Child Update

Last month, I posted here about our commitment to make 4 shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child project in November.  I'm so excited about our growing stockpile!  Everywhere we go, we're always on the look out for inexpensive or FREE items to put in the boxes.

Here's a picture of the items we've collected so far.  FREE soaps and pens from hotels, Happy Meal toys from Chickfila, Hardee's and McDonald's, and other cheap items.

So far we've spent less than $10 on all of this!!

It's such a JOY to give!

Sunday Super Savings

The kids and I ventured out first thing this morning to avoid the tax-free weekend crowds!  I got the majority of grocery shopping done by myself last night, got some good deals and saved around $60.  We picked up a few more good deals this morning that I wanted to share.

2 Bic 8-pack Mechanical pencils $1.20 each (used $1/2 Target Q AND $1/2 Bic manf. Q) = $.40
2 Dannon Smoothie 6-packs $1.66 each (used (2) $1/1 manf. Qs) = $1.32
TOTAL:  $1.72 pre-tax

Returned pack of Pampers diapers for pack of Pull-ups (our son is doing great with potty training!) Exchanged plus used $1.50/1 manf. Q) = $.72 overage
Lady Speed Stick $.88 (used $.50/1) = FREE
Newspaper $1.19 (sale price)
TOTAL:  Kroger paid me $.26!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

My first iPhone post!

Today has been so sweet! I finally used the giftcard my family gave me for mother's day and got a delightfully relaxing massage! It was heavenly! This afternoon Britain and I have been clipping and organizing coupons. She asked for a pouch like mine so I dug around and found some in supplies and my old coupon bag. It's perfect because we have the same initials so my monogrammed bag is now hers! She told me she wants to grow-up and be a coupon lady! I just smiled from ear to ear! I always enjoy our coupon clipping times! I'll post pics soon.

FREE 2-week Supply of Pro-Biotics

Bio-35 will send you a 2 week supply of Pro-Biotics when you request a sample here on their Facebook page.

Here's a description of Bio-35™

"An essential combination of five families of nutrients including fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates to help repair "energy leaks", improve the immune system, increase stamina, improve cholesterol profile, and provide nutrients to help the body heal itself."

Definitely worth trying!  Can't pass it up when it's FREE!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Obedience in Giving

Crystal over at Money Saving Mom posted a great story about obedience in giving.  Sometimes it's really hard to obey God when He asks you to give up something you've been wanting or saving up for or when money is tight.  He is the ULTIMATE giver of good things and blesses the faithful.  Be inspired!

Thank you, Moneysavingmom!

FREE Glitter Ball @ Borders (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!)

My kids will LOVE this deal!  Between now and 8/8, head over to Borders to get a FREE glitter ball!  Absolutely no purchase necessary.  Just take this coupon with you.  **You do have to be a Borders Rewards Perks Member to use the coupon.  Sign-up here for FREE!

I'm FINALLY going to use my massage giftcard Chris and the kids gave me for Mother's Day today and thankfully it's right next to a Borders!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Buy One Get One Free Laughing Cow Cheese

I'm so excited about this coupon!  Go here to print a buy one get one free Laughing Cow Cheese or Mini Babybel Cheese coupon when you sign-up for the Laughing Cow newsletter.  Mini Babybel cheese is becoming my new fav snack!  Note:  Don't sign-up until you're at your printer.  The coupon comes up automatically.

Void in California and Arkansas.

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

100 FREE custom biz or note cards!

I'm so excited about this offer!  Zazzle.com is offering 100 designer cards ($16.95 value) for FREE!  I just ordered the above 3.5 x 2.5 cards (sorry the resolution isn't great)!  I can use them on gifts, love notes for Chris and the kids on the back, etc.  I paid a little extra for these because they are $20.80 for 100 (minus $16.95).  With shipping, I only paid $7.84 for 100 cards!  I like these because they're bigger than gift tags and business cards.

Read Collin's post here about other ways to use cards and how to order.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

FREE Kodak offers

Kodak has some GREAT deals right now!

You can get 50 FREE Stylish Mommy Cards (paying only around $4 for shipping) and 2 sets of 10 FREE birth announcements (plus shipping).  Plus, if you're a new member, you'll get 50 FREE prints just for joining!  Go here to see these offers.

Thanks, Couponingtodisney!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Right@Home: FREE Pledge Gift Pack

Here's an easy way to get a FREE pledge gift pack from Right@Home including a pack of Pledge Natural Beauty Wipes and a Pledge Fabric Sweeper for pet hair.  If you're one of the first 7,000 to complete this form, you'll receive this gift pack!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

FREE First Aid Travel Kits

The next time you're at CVS, Target or Walmart, look for the Johnson & Johnson First Aid to go Travel kits for $1 each.  Use the $3/3 coupon in the 8/1 SS and get all three for FREE!

Thanks, Couponingtodisney!

Organic Cellfire Coupons

Good news! Cellfire has just released a few new loadable coupons that can be used on organic!  Load these to your Kroger card and stack them with manufacture and/or Kroger coupons for even sweeter deals.
  • .50/1 Bertolli Pasta Sauce (has 4 organic varieties)
  • .75/1 C & H Sugar (has organic)
  • $2.50/2 Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressings (has a variety of organic)
  • $1/2 Rice Select Items
Thanks,  Organicdeals!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Staycation is over!

We're back!  We've actually been back for a few days but my folks have been in town so it's been fun and full spending time with them.  Chris & I had a fabulous staycation in Nashville....the only down side is - it wasn't long enough! 

We crammed so much into our 48 hours away.....it was heavenly.  Getting away even for an overnight is so needed in marriage.  Deep conversation.  Starbucks.  Bubble tea.  Beautiful hotel.  Outback.  Inception.  Swimming together at a water park and acting like newlyweds again.  Did I mention we both bit the bullet and got iPhones?  Some people go on a cruise or go to London (which would've been our first choice if we had the funds) but we chose to upgrade to iPhones!  And surprisingly, our monthly bill won't be much more than what we've been paying.  And I could only text and make calls on my Sprint Rumor phone....now the options are endless! 

Here's to another full week ahead.  Bare with me as I start slowly posting deals again.