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Friday, July 31, 2009

Today is Mega Swagbucks Day!

WooHoo! I love my Swagbucks! And today is even's MEGA SWAGBUCKS DAY! That means that intead of the 1, 2 and 5 Swagbucks you earn for your internet searches, you can earn 10, 20, 50 or 100 Swagbucks today!

In case you haven't joined the "Swagbucks bandwagon" yet, 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!! Now, just 3.5 weeks after I started, I have enough for a $10.00 cash card! I did nothing different than I normally do - I just did my internet searches through their site instead of my Google page.

To join, just click on the banner on the left side of my blog...have fun earning gift cards!!

Encouraging Comment From a Reader...

I received such an encouraging comment from a reader this week, that I had to share it with you. Cjandfamily said:

"I just wanted to say thanks for all of your efforts in posting the deals on this site. Like you said, it was very overwhelming and a little discouraging because it seemed as though the time invested (hours!) was hardly worth the reward (a couple dollars). But over the last few months, those couple dollars gradually increased to $10-12 a week, and in the last two weeks alone, I've saved $90+ on my groceries between coupons and sales! Last week I spent $51 for $112 worth of groceries, and tonight I spent $30 for $60 worth! More than worth my time! :o) Thanks again!"

I share this not to "toot my own horn," but as a testimonial to the fact that persistence will pay off with your coupon efforts! It may not seem like much at first, but if you continue collecting coupons, and continue to match the deals, the amount of money you save will continue to grow!

FREE Nakana Rice Vinegar

Nakana and Holland House are offering a FREE recipe book and a FREE product coupon here upon sign-up.
You can also fill out a short survey here to receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Nakana Rice Vinegar!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Free Sample of Sensible Portions: Cheating With Chocolate

Go here to get a FREE sample of Sensible Portions: Cheating with Chocolate!

I like anything chocolate - especially if I can indulge for just 100 calories!!

Thanks, Freebies 4 Mom!

Children's Place Printable Coupon

Go here for a coupon good for 25% off your purchases at Children's Place (July 31 - Aug. 1 ONLY).

Thanks, Moms By Heart!

Buy One, Get One Free - Transformers Toy!!

Go to now for this great coupon...Buy One Hasbro RPM Transformers Mini Vehicles, Get One FREE! I just saw this...not sure if it is new or not! Update!

Don't forget that if there are any coupons that you want to print on right now, you might want to do it today. They will be putting up the coupons for August this weekend, which means that some of the current coupons will be removed.

Here are some of my favorite coupons on there right now:

- $ .75 off Cheez-Its
- $1.00 off 2 - Keebler 100 Calorie Packs
- $1.00 off 2 - Bic Stationery Products (= Free pens, people!)
$1.00 off Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt
- $2.00 off Coppertone Suncare

Make sure to check out tomorrow for all the new August coupons!

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!

Starbucks Frappuccinos - $1.00 Off!

There's a great printable coupon for $1.00 off any 9.5 oz. Starbucks Frappuccino here (Firefox) or here (Internet Explorer). (Make sure to print it twice by hitting the back button on your browser!) Even though this coupon says Walgreens on it, it is a "Manufacturers" coupon which means it can be used at any retailer that sells these.

* Make this deal even sweeter by getting it at Walgreens...use the 15% off coupon here, the printable coupon, and then the in-ad coupon ($1.25 Frappuccinos). Great deal! I'm getting thirsty just thinking about it!

$3.00 Movies at Target!

This is a great deal! Use this printable coupon for $2.00 off any Columbia DVD at Target, and you can get several DVDs for just $3.00! (Select Target as "your retailer", and you will receive the coupon.)

Some of the DVDs available are:
Milo and Otis
Stuart Little
Elmo in Grouchland
Little Women

What a great way to stock up on Christmas/birthday presents!

* But, it gets even better...if you buy six movies and register them on their website, you will get another one sent to you absolutely FREE!

Thanks, The Thrifty Mama!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Free Bottle of Wisk HE Detergent

Deal Seeking Mom has the scoop here on how you can get a FREE bottle of Wisk HE laundry detergent by leaving a comment on a blog!

Free o.b. Trial Pack...

Go here to sign up for a FREE o.b. Trial Pack.

Thanks, Thrifty Frugal Mom!

Walgreens Coupon: Tomorrow (7/31) Only!!

Walgreens has come out with another "One Day Only" coupon good for tomorrow, July 31 only! Use this coupon to receive 15% off all eligible store items and 20% off all Walgreens brand products! This would be a terrific time to stock-up on Walgreens diapers (the premium diapers in the green package are great!).

Another Pampers Gifts to Grow Point...

For all of you collecting points with the Pampers Gifts to Grow program, they just came out with another FREE code:


This one is only good for one point, but they will add up! If you haven't signed up with the Gifts to Grow Program yet, read my post here.

Another FREE Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

Once again, Home Made Simple is offering a FREE coupon book with over $30.00 in savings for brands such as Cascade, Mr. Clean and more - plus a coupon for a FREE bottle of Cascade Crystal Clear Rinse Agent!

This is a new link, so even if you got the most recent coupon book, you should be able to sign-up for this one as well!

Free Betty Crocker Gluten Free Dessert Mix!

Betty Crocker is coming out with a new line of Gluten Free dessert mixes. You can try it for free by calling their Consumer Services at 1-800-446-1898. Select option 4 on the menu, and you will be connected with one of their representatives. After answering a few questions about your family's dietary needs, they will send you a coupon for a FREE dessert mix!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Build-A-Bear Deal!

Build-A-Bear Workshop is having a great deal for August: get any bear, and hanging outfit and any shoes for $29.99! Go here for locations and more details.

Thanks, Moms By Heart!

Jack in the Box - Free Tacos!

Go to your neighborhood Jack in the Box on Tuesday, August 4 from noon to 11:59pm to redeem this coupon good for two FREE tacos! No other purchase necessary!

Old Navy Weekly Coupons Reset!

Go fast to Old Navy Weekly to grab 25% off and $10 off coupons...they are going fast! The big ones went SUPER fast this week!! In case you haven't heard, Old Navy hides coupons all over this site usually once a week...the coupons are available to the first people to find's like a scavenger hunt!! I managed to grab a 25% off coupon this week...there were only 200 of the $75 off coupons this time!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lots of Freebies at CVS!

Wow! Next week is a good week for getting FREE stuff at CVS. I'm not going to list all the deals and coupon match-ups here since we don't have one near us, but make sure to check out Mummy Deals for some awesome deals!

Great Retail Coupons

Here's some great printable coupons if you are headed to a mall this weekend:

Rue 21 - $20 off $50+; $30 off $75; $40 off $100; or $60 off $150 HERE.

Dots - $15 off $50 HERE.

Yankee Candle - $10 off $25 HERE.

JCPenney - $10 off $50 HERE.

Sears - $5 off $50 HERE.

Macy's - Extra 15% off sale & clearance items HERE.

Old Navy - 30% off starting 7/30 HERE.

Catherines - $5 off $10 HERE.

Michaels - 50% off any one regular priced item HERE.

JoAnn's - 40% off any one regular priced item HERE.

Thanks, Moms By Heart!

Getting the Best Use of Your Coupons

For those of you who are new to couponing, I want to tell you I know how overwhelming it can seem at first. You might even get discouraged when you first start out if you are only saving a few dollars off of each grocery bill. I was the same way at first. Just keep learning as much as you can, and keep collecting those coupons. Your persistence will pay off!
For those of you who are new to my blog, I want to refer you to a few posts I did for coupon beginners:

Organizing Your Coupons

Coupons: Fact or Fiction?

Printable Coupon Reminders

I also just came across a great post by A Frugal Friend about how to know if you should purchase a smaller or larger size item with your coupons. Very good post!!

This Sunday's Coupon Inserts

*Update: It looks like there should be FIVE inserts in the paper this weekend...woo hoo! Go here to click on each insert and view the coupons.

Want to know if you should buy the paper this weekend? Here is a preview of the coupons that should be in there (Make sure you click "Read More" which will give you the full lists.). It looks like there will be three inserts: Procter & Gamble, Red Plum and SmartSource.

* Not bad! I think I might purchase more than one this week!

I've Got Target On My Brain!

This weekend, I am going with some friends on a little overnight getaway, and of course, shopping is involved! I am really excited to visit a Target (the nearest one is 1.5 hours away!), and so I have been planning out my purchases. Here are some great posts on Target deals:

Deal Seeking Mom has the scoop on how you can get FREE Crest Whitestrips, plus really cheap Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner.

Moms By Heart is reporting that many Targets are having 75% off their toys right now to make way for the Christmas toys. What a great time to buy Christmas probably won't get them any cheaper than you will right now!

Money Saving Mom has a link to a $1.00 off All Small & Mighty you a FREE trial size All!

Stretching a Buck also has a terrific list of deals and coupon match-ups for Target for this week!

Two Cute Downloads (FREE!)

Look at these CUTE lists that you can download for FREE!! Special thanks to UCreate for the links to these! (Almost makes me want to make a to-do list...maybe later!)

Check out these cute door signs...these actually made me laugh out loud since I have several friends who NEED these!! You can get these FREE downloads at Skip to My Lou.

High Value Cereal Coupon

Here is a great coupon for $2.00 off the New Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches! Some stores have this for $1.99 this week, so it could be FREE after coupon!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

$1.00 Off Glad Trash Bags

Trash bag coupons are ones that I really get excited is something that I HAVE to purchase frequently, and coupons for them are sometimes few and far between.

Here is a coupon for $1.00 off Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags...remember to print it twice (by clicking the back arrow on your browser), and that it is usually better to buy two smaller sized boxes with two coupons than it is to buy one large box with one coupon!

Jamba Juice B1G1 Coupon

Get a coupon here for Buy One, Get One Free Smoothie at Jamba Juice! (Expires 8/9)

Thanks, Being Frugal is Fabulous!

Free Lasagne at Buca di Beppo on Wednesday

In celebration of tomorrow, National Lasagne Day (who knew?!), Buca Di Beppo is offering a FREE lunch-size lasagne with the purchase of a Buca Small or Buca Large Pasta or Entree. For more details and locations go here.

There is also a great printable coupon here for $10.00 off a $20.00 purchase.

Thanks, Coupon Cravings!

Free Food From Schwan's

Schwan's Foods is offering a special promotion on August 1st only: the first 500,000 customers who go to their site here will receive $10.00 of food FREE + FREE shipping!

These will go fast so mark your calendars!!

*People who have ordered from Schwan's in the last 14 weeks or who live in an area that does not have a Schwan's delivery route are ineligible for this those of you who live near me and are assuming (as I did) that they do not deliver here...THEY DO!! Yay!

Thanks, The Thrifty Mama!

New Target Coupons and Deals!

Target has recently released some new Target coupons. For these and other Target coupons go here.

$0.50 off Colgate Wisp (4-ct.)
Use with $0.50/1 Colgate Wisp printable coupon.

$0.50 off Energizer Advanced Batteries

$0.75 off Kellogg’s Pop Tarts (8-ct.)
Use with $0.55 off coupon from 6/7 Red Plum Coupon Insert

$0.75 off NOS or No Throttle Energy Drink

$1 off 2 BIC Stationery Products
Use with $1/2 BIC Stationery printable coupon.

$1 off Fuze beverage (6-pk.)

$1.50 off Lipton Tea (12-pk.)

$5 off select Hasbro Games (Cranium, Things, Funglis, Taboo, or Electronic Catch Phrase)

$5 off Phillips Norelco 180 degree hair clipper

$5 off Phillips Bliss bikini perfect trimmer

10% off Men’s Authentic Signature by Levi Strauss Jeans or Shorts

As I've mentioned before, the great things about Target coupons is that they can be paired with a manufacturers coupon for an even greater deal. Check out Stretching a Buck for a great list of deals and coupon match-ups for Target this week.

30% Off Coupon for Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic

For just four days, July 30-August 2, Gap is having their annual Friends and Family Sale. You can use this coupon for 30% off at any Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Outlet, and Old Navy!

I am excited about this coupon since I am headed to an outlet mall this weekend...

*Note: This is an "e-mail coupon," however, it is meant to be used for multiple uses (in fine print on coupon).

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Caregivers Marketplace

This week I have decided to find out more about several different programs that I have either been skeptical of in the past, or simply didn't have enough information about to endorse here on my blog (Swagbucks, Pampers Gifts to Grow, etc.). This is another program that I had heard mention of before, but had never checked it out for myself.
The Caregivers Marketplace is a program that gives you cash back on eligible products that are not typically covered by insurance. It is a free simply enroll, then send in a cash request form along with your cash register receipts, and you will receive a check in the mail.
One of the categories of products that they will give you cash back for is "Baby Care." That includes the following brands: Pull Ups, Huggies, GoodNites, Gold Bond and Balmex.

For example, for every Jumbo pack of Huggies diapers that you purchase, they will give you $ .75 back! For every tube of Balmex you purchase, they will give you $1.00 back! Very interesting! I just enrolled...I'm excited about any method of getting our monthly diaper budget lowered!!

P.S. Even if you don't have will want to check this site can get money back on purchases of Icy Hot ($1.00 back per purchase), Polident ($1.00 back), Nature Made ($1.00 back) and many more!

Toys R' Us Birthday Club

If you haven't signed your kids up for the Toys R' Us Birthday Club, then you might want to do it. Some people are reporting that their children received a $3.00 gift card, PLUS a certificate for a FREE Thomas the Train train ($12.99 value). Apparently, others are saying they just receive a coupon for $5.00 off a $25.00 purchase, but either way, what do you have to lose?!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Target & Old Navy Deals

Money Saving Mom has posted here that some people have found Crest Advanced WhiteStrips on the ends of the aisles at Target marked down to just $4.99! If you combine that with the $5.00 off coupon that was in the 6/7 Procter & Gamble Coupon Insert, you could pick these up for FREE!

She also said that people have been finding $7.00 off coupons inside their boxes...meaning you could "roll" this deal by using the coupon in the FREE box to buy another FREE box...oooohhh! Sounds like fun! I love FREE stuff!!

Also, Old Navy is reporting that from 7/27-7/29 most of their stores will be having an additional 50% off all their clearance merchandise!! You might want to call first to make sure your store is participating...just think of the deals you could get if you combined that with one of the Old Navy Weekly coupons!!

Eight O'Clock Coffee & Rewards Program

Well, I've really been seeing the advantages of some of the "rewards programs" that many companies have to motivate consumers to purchase their products. One of the ones that I have been earning rewards with is the Accumul8 Rewards program, which I have blogged about once before, from Eight O'Clock coffee:

Eight O'Clock Coffee is a terrific tasting coffee that I have been buying for quite a long time now. It has also turned out to be a fairly frugal choice as is usually the most inexpensive of the whole bean/ground bagged coffees (around $4.18 at Walmart - plus you can almost always find a $1.00 off coupon for it - $3.18 for great coffee, not bad!). Right now you can get a $2.00 off 2 bags of coffee coupon here (don't forget to print twice by hitting the back arrow).

But, it gets better...Eight O'Clock coffee also has a Rewards Program. You earn rewards for every bag of coffee that you purchase. You can earn free bags of coffee, cash cards, and more! Just for entering the codes for two bags of coffee, I have earned 380 points - you only need 700 for a free bag of coffee!!

Hope you guys are enjoying these rewards programs (Swagbucks, Pampers Gifts to Grow, etc.)as much as I am! My only regret is that I didn't join them earlier.
Once again, all you Publix shoppers are in for a good week. Looks like Publix is having a Buy One, Get One Free sale on a lot of things. One of my favorite deals would be the Go-Gurt Yogurts 8 packs for just $ .69 each after coupons and sale! Go here to Southern Savers for a complete list of sales and coupon match-ups!

Free Mocha Monday

Don't forget - if you're driving by a McDonalds today, you might as well pull through the drive-thru and pick up a FREE iced or hot McCafe Mocha! This is available only from 7am-7pm. For more details go here.

School Supply Deals

Once again, the Affluent Pauper has a great list of school supply sales here from CVS, Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Walgreens, Walmart, Target and Kroger. Check it out!