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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Free Sample of Total Pomegranate Cereal

Go here to get a FREE sample of Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal.
There are also $ .75 off coupons for Total Cereal here.

Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program

Here is another great rewards program for buying something that some of us are already buying every week...DIAPERS!! This rewards program is from Pampers and it is called Gifts to Grow. You can earn points by entering the codes found inside all of their products including diapers, wipes, pull-ups, etc. This is another thing that I have waited for awhile to join, thinking that it would take me awhile to earn enough points to get anything...

Since Pampers tend to be a little more expensive, I usually only purchase them when I come across a sale or have coupons (especially KMart double coupons!). But I finally realized that I might as well at least enter the codes when I get them, and who knows - maybe I will earn something! The prize for the lowest points is a Shutterfly 11x14 collage poster (40 points).

So far, I only have 11 points (but I just started today) are a few codes that got me started and can get you started as well:
JOINTHEFUNGTG09 (expires 7/30/10)

Thanks, A Frugal Friend!!

* These codes are all worth 1 point. The other three points I earned were from a pack of diapers I got a good deal on at Kmart's Double Coupon sale.

* The website says that the program will last until December 31, 2011, so if you are like me, and have one that will be in diapers for awhile still, you might as well start entering codes...I have 2 1/2 years to earn some great prizes!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Swagbucks: One of My Favorite Things!!

Okay, so I know I am late getting in on this amazing search site craze, but I am LOVING Swagbucks!!

Swagbucks is a site that you can search the internet with, getting results from Google and You then earn "bucks" randomly for searching which you can exchange for products, gift cards and more. If you already are searching the web AT ALL, you really must try this!

I was pretty skeptical at first, but within the first two weeks of using Swagbucks for my normal internet searching, I already had enough points to trade-in for a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card!! I did nothing different than I normally do - I just did my internet searches through their site instead of my Google page.

Right now, if you join through the link on the left side of my site, you can earn three Swagbucks right away!

Today is also a good day to get started - it's Mega Swag Bucks Day! That means that instead of the usual 1-3 Swagbucks that you normally "win" for searching, you could win 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 500 Swagbucks today! (It only takes 45 Swagbucks to get a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card!)

I can't believe I am earning gift cards doing NOTHING different! I LOVE Swagbucks!!!

Free Book Download from John Piper

John Piper's newest book, Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ is now available as a FREE download here.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Cheesecake Factory Deal and Other Restaurant Coupons!

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30th at The Cheesecake Factory to enjoy a slice of any of their 30 cheesecakes for 1/2 price!! They are also introducing their new flavor - Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake - that day as well! Go here for locations or more information.

Mark your calendars to eat out at CiCi's Pizza on August 8th - every guest who dines in on that day will you”ll receive a coupon book with over $100 in discounts for local, brand name retailers! Go here for locations and more information.

Quiznos' Subs is having a special deal from now until Labor Day at participating locations - buy one of four classic subs at regular price, get another of the same size for just $1.00!! Call your store to find out if they are participating!

Check out The Thrifty Mama for even more restaurant deals from restaurants such as Fazoli's, Schlotzsky's Deli, and more!

Free Chocolate Friday...

Don't forget to go here to get your coupon for a FREE chocolate bar from Mars today.

In case you haven't heard about this yet, every Friday this summer, Mars is giving away 250,000 coupons for free candy bars. There is a limit of four per household.

P.S. Every week that I have won, it has been around 1-2:00pm, so you don't necessarily have to be an early bird to grab one of these!

Free Sample of Gain With Febreze Freshness

Go here to get a FREE sample of Gain Detergent with Febreze Freshness. It also comes with a $1.00 off coupon! I love Gain detergent - it is one of the only things that I buy even if I don't have a coupon/it is not on sale!

Knorr, Hellmans, Lipton, and More Printable Coupons...

Vive Mejor has some great new printable coupons available here:
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Light (16.5 oz or larger)
Save 45¢ on any ONE (1) Knorr® product (except MiniCubes)
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Lipton® Sugar Sweetened Iced Tea Mix
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) RagĂș® Pasta Sauces
Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Dove® Clinical Protection
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Suave Professionals® shampoo or conditioner

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another Money-Making-Money-Saving-Day!

Once again, I took another bin of clothes to Once Upon a Child, and came out with a check for almost $60.00!! If you have not tried selling your childrens' stuff to a childrens' resale shop yet, you really must!! Of course, I don't take everything - I just take things that are in great condition and are nice, name brands - but did you know that they also buy more than just clothes?! Our local store buys maternity clothes, bedding, shoes, toys, children's movies, video games, etc.!! They will then give you either a check or store credit.

Next, I headed over to my favorite place to BUY children's clothes - Goodwill!! (Yes, I tend to think that Once Upon a Child is too expensive, unless I find something on their clearance racks.) I spent about $25.00 and came out with some great, name-brand, back-to-school clothes in "like-new" condition (Old Navy jeans, 2 Gap button down shirts, one knit dress, two pairs of pants, two Children's Place corduroy skirts, one longsleeved knit shirt, and one Old Navy polo shirt). That averages about $2.50 per item!

The best part of the deal is this: because I purchased name-brand stuff, I can take them back to Once Upon A Child when I am done with them, and receive money back to buy more clothes!! You can't get better than that!

Now, here's a tip: make sure you know what your children need before you go to Goodwill! It is easy for us "bargain-shoppers" to not be "wise-shoppers" when it comes to good deals for our children. I have been blessed with a good friend who has given me beautiful hand-me-downs for my girls. I also try to purchase (up to several years in advance) things for my children when I come across great deals (last year, I got tights for my girls at the Children's Place outlet for just $ .49 each - so I bought several in every size!) - these are both great money-savers! However, I can easily overspend if I buy more of what I already have, or if I assume I have plenty of something - only to have to run out and pay full-price at the last minute...(this sounds a lot like my grocery stockpiling post!).
Here are some of the things I try to do to help me (1) stay organized and (2) know what my children have/need:

First of all, I keep bins in my garage labeled with sizes for the next couple of years (Girls' Sizes 7/8, Girls' Sizes 9/10, etc.). That way, when someone gives me some hand-me-downs, or I find a great deal on something, I can go ahead and put it in the appropriate labeled bin.

Secondly, I am trying to keep a list of what is in each bin so I can glance at the list and see what my children are in need of for the upcoming year. It doesn't have to be super-detailed - for example, "Long Sleeved Shirts (Size 7) - 5." Not only does doing this keep me organized, but it also makes me aware of other needs - for example, "Longsleeved shirt to go with yellow/blue skirt."

I know that this may sound obvious, but it is so true: the more organized you are, the more money you will save. This not only applies to clothes shopping, but to coupon shopping, bill-paying, etc.

Free Treat at Corner Bakery Cafe

It seems that more and more companies are trying to get our attention via Facebook. Here is yet another freebie offer from the Corner Bakery Cafe: Become a fan of them on Facebook here, and you will receive a coupon for a free sweet with any entree purchase.

For restaurant locations go here.

Freebies from Procter & Gamble

Go here to get a generous freebie from Procter & Gamble: 2 Tampax Pearl Tampons, 1 Always Infinity Maxi-Pad, 2 Always Pantiliners, and 1 Always Feminine Wipe...and hopefully some great coupons!!

Printable Coupons for Thursday!

Go here for a $5.00 off any Baby Registry purchase of $25.00 Babies R' Us coupon - good in-store or online(Expires July 29).

Sign up here for the Christopher & Banks newsletter here to receive a $10.00 off a $10.00 purchase coupon!

Go here for over $11.00 in Lysol brand coupons!
Go here for $2.00 off Sudafed Nasal Spray.

Go here for several new coupons from
$1.10 off Romano's Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit
$ .75 off Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers
$1.00 off Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars

*Don't forget that you can print most internet coupons twice by clicking on the back button on your browser!

Great Coupon for T.G.I. Friday's!!

T.G.I. Friday's has another terrific promotion going on right now! Right now, you can use this coupon to take $5.00 off each additional entree with the purchase on one entree. (You get $5.00 off if you buy two, $10.00 off if you buy three, etc. - up to ten people!) This deal expires August 31, so you have plenty of time to take advantage of it!

Deal Seeking Mom says that they even have one entree (Gourmet Mac 'n Five Cheese) that is only $6.99...that could be a fairly cheap date night!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wipes for $ .14 at Walmart!

According to Coupon Cravings, Walmart has some of the Huggies Clean Team flushable wipes marked down to $1.64 (due to a package change). If you use the $3.00 off 2 coupons that were in the 7/19 Smart Source Coupon Insert, you could pick up two packs for $ .28!!

*It appears this was a regional coupon meaning not all papers had it...also, these wipes are located in the personal care (think QTips) aisle!

Great Printables!

Go here for these great printable coupons from ConAgra:
$1.00 off Chef Boyardee (15 oz.)
$ .50 off Peter Pan Peanut Butter
$ .50 off 2 Crunch 'n Munch
$1.00 off 4 Snack Pack Pudding 4-Packs

Go here for a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Ziplock products!

Go here for $ .50 off a Del Monte Pineapple!

Go here to print a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Bic Stationary Product coupons. Print two of these and purchase the highlighter packs on sale for $ .49! If you use two coupons, you should be able to get four packs FREE!

Family Christian Store Printable Coupons:
Go here for a buy one item, get one 50% off coupon (Expires 8/9).
Go here to get a coupon for $2.00 off any children's book $6.99 and up (Expires 8/9).

Free Issue of Get Married Magazine

Get Married magazine is debuting the first issue of their magazine this October, and is offering a free issue to anyone who is getting married soon. Sign up here.

Freebies at Arby's and McAlister's Deli

Don't forget that today at Arby's you can get a FREE Roastburger with any soft drink purchase!!

McAlister's Deli is also joining the "free food scene" with a free iced tea on Thursday, July 23rd! For more information go here.

Ingles and Harris Teeter Deals

I had to post this for those of you who are near a Ingles or Harris Teeter Grocery Store. Ingles are tripling coupons through July 25 and Harris Teeter is doubling coupons (July 22-28) up to $1.98!!

Here is a great list of the free to almost free deals and coupon match-ups for Ingles.

Here is an amazing list of coupon match-ups and deals at Harris Teeter.

Have fun!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Free Hotel Stay at Marriott, Sheraton, and More...

This looks interesting! Right now, many Sage Hotels (Marriott, Sheraton, and others) are offering a free night's stay for those who have volunteered 8 hours or more of time to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This definitely looks like something that would be worth checking into. Apparently, each location only has a limited number that they can give away, and after that they just give you 50% off. It looks like you need to book it through the "contact person" that is listed on the state/location list, and then bring in a signed letter on letterhead from the organization!

Go here for more details and here for a list of states/hotels that are participating.

*I would love to hear from any of you who try this...what a great overnight getaway!!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Target Deals For This Week

Deal Seeking Mom has a great list of deals and coupon match-ups for Target for this week. One of the best deals looks like the Schick Titanium Razors that you can get for just $ .49!!

I also heard a rumor that they are starting their toy sales as well...good time to check out the deals for Christmas presents...some are reporting 75% off!!

School Supply Deals

Head over to Affluent Pauper for the best deals on school supplies from Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Walgreens and CVS.

One of the best deals I see is at Staples: Buy One Backpack, Get 100% Back in Staples Rewards (basically a FREE backpack)!!

It definitely looks like this is the time to stock-up for the year!!

More School Supply Deals

Walmart is having some great sales on school supplies this week:

Crayola Crayons (24-ct.), $0.15
Elmers Glue or Elmers Glue Sticks, $0.15
Black and White Composition Notebooks, $0.35
Crazart Washable Markers (11-ct.), $0.70
Scissors, $0.74
Crazart colored pencils (12-ct.), $0.75
Crayola Washable Markers (8-ct.), $0.75
Crayola Colored Pencils (12-ct.), $1
RoseArt Paint (8-ct.), $1
BIC Cristal Pens, $1
Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Here are some other deals you should be able to find at Walmart this week:

Ball Park Turkey Franks
$ .99
- $1.00/2 (6/28 Red Plum Coupon Insert)
= $ .49 each after coupon!

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
$ .99
- $ .75/2 (Printable Coupon Here)
= $ .63 each after coupon!!

Kashi Cereal
- $1.50 (Printable Coupon Here)
= $1.16 each after coupon!!

Nestle Water, 6 packs
- $1.00 (Printable Coupon Here)
= Free after coupon!!

Angel Soft Toilet Paper, 6 roll packs
- $1.00/2 (6/21 Red Plum Coupon Insert)
= $ .50 each after coupon!!

Hefty Gallon or Quart Storage Bags, 17 count or 22 count
- $1.00 (5/17 Red Plum Coupon Insert)
= Free after coupon!!

Thanks, Mommy Snacks!

More Presciption Transfer Coupons

Some of you may be new to my blog, and have not heard me rave about these "Prescription Transfer" coupon deals, but I LOVE them!

Right now, KMart has a coupon here for gift cards up to $25.00 each when you transfer a prescription to their pharmacy. (This deal is a little different in that the gift card value can only be as high as the prescription price, but you can get up to four with four transferred prescriptions with this coupon). Plus, it doesn't expire until December 31!!

Panda Express Coupon

Here is a terrific coupon for Panda Express: Buy One 2-Entree Plate, Receive a FREE Single Serving Entree!

Free Donut at Tim Hortons Tomorrow!

Whew! There sure are a lot of freebies's another one: Tomorrow (July 21) from 6:00am - 10:00 am, stop by Tim Hortons to get a FREE Blueberry Glazed or Blueberry Bloom Donut. More details here.

Free Samples of Colgate Wisp

Go here to get a free sample of Colgate Wisp and Ambi Soft & Even Stretch Mark Diminishing Oil. (These samples are from Heart & Soul magazine, so you will be directed to their home page, then look at the bottom left for a box that says "Giveaway.")

Free Pastry at Starbucks

Go here to print off this coupon for a FREE pastry with the purchase of any drink at Starbucks on Tuesday, July 21 from opening until 10:30am.

Free Mocha Monday

Don't forget that every Monday (until August 3) from 7:00am-7:00pm, you can stop by your local McDonald's for a free hot or iced Mocha (7-8 oz.).