Sunday, September 20, 2009

Harford Mall: Coupons & Specials

My local readers may appreciate this...

Going to Harford Mall? Check out this site first for money-saving coupons and specials at some the various stores in the mall.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sears: $10 off $10 in Juniors DEAD

UPDATE: It appears that Sears is NO LONGER accepting the coupon THEY put out on THEIR website. Mindi at Moms Need to Know posted this update.

This is awesome! Now through November 14th, take $10 off your $10 in-store purchase from the Sears Junior's Department!

You can also use code 17SEARSAPPAREL to save on your online orders.

Don't forget to go through ebates for 2% cash back!

Target: FREE Kashi Waffles

Target is having a Kashi promotion right now: Buy 5 select products get a $5 Target Gift Card.

The Kashi Heart to Heart waffles are on price roll back at my store making them $1.79. There are $1 peelies on Kashi cereal boxes.

The breakdown:

(5) Kashi Heart to Heart waffles @ $1.79
(5) $1 manufacturer coupons
$3.95 out of pocket

GET BACK $5 Target Gift Card

If you look at it the way I do, you are making out $1.05 by buying the waffles! Even if you don't have the $1 manufacturer coupons, $.79 for a box of Kashi waffles isn't bad either!

P.S. If you'll be going to Target, print out a few coupons for $1/2 Market Pantry cheese products. The individual string cheeses are $.40 at my store. With the coupon, you get 2 for FREE!

MyCokeRewards: Double Powerade on 9/22

If you're a MyCokeRewards fanatic like me, you may appreciate the double points you'll receive on 9/22 when you enter your Powerade codes.

So, if you have some codes laying around, wait to enter them until then!

Cold Stone Creamery: FREE 3 oz. Creation on 9/24

On Thursday, September 24th from 5 - 8 pm, Cold Stone Creamery will be holding it's 8th Annual Largest Ice Cream Social.

Participants receive a FREE 3 oz. Make-a-Wish Creation with a donation.

Want FREE ice cream on your birthday? Register for Cold Stone's birthday club here.

Thanks Karen!

CVS: $100 Coupon Book

I got mine, did you get yours? The CVS $100 Coupon Book is packed full of CVS coupons that don't expire until 12/31!

This is a great find because you can:
  • wait for a sale price and/or Extra Care Bucks (ECB) promotion
  • use a manufacturer coupon
  • use a CVS coupon
  • and save big!
I think these coupons will make for FREEBIES or near-FREEBIES!
  • $1/2 Angel Soft Bath Tissue
  • $2/1 Clairol Perfect 10
  • $1/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
  • $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced
  • $1/1 Dial Body Wash
  • $1/1 Dove Shampoo or Conditioner
  • $1/1 Dry Idea Deodorant
  • $1/1 Gillette Shaving Cream
  • $1/1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner
  • $2/1 Huggies Goodnights
  • $1/1 Kleenex Facial Tissues
  • $1.50/1 Select Kotex Products
  • $1/1 Lubriderm
  • $1/1 PediaSure
  • $1/1 Schick Intuition Razor
  • $3/2 Theraflu Products
All I did was ask my cashier for the book at check out and she gave me one! Don't forget to ask!

Enfamil Premium: $5 off Any Size Powder

For those families who use Enfamil PREMIUM Powder Formula, this is a pretty decent coupon. Click here to get it!

I haven't had the chance to look at pricing yet, but this coupon may result in a FREE box of the 4 oz travel size powders.

Remember to hit your browser's back button 2 - 3 times to get 2 prints!

Pay it Forward- Don't have a baby in your family? You can still print the coupon(s) and pick up the formula for a friend or family member in need or your local shelter!

Jo-Ann: Coupon Commotion Week

Starting Sunday, September 20th, Jo-Ann's is having their Coupon Commotion Week. Several coupons for 40% and 50% off can be found here.

Bath & Body Works: FREE Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel

Going to Bath & Body Works? Then print out this coupon for a FREE Anti-Bacterial Pocketbac Hand Gel. It's FREE with any purchase. Valid through 9/20.

"Any purchase" includes the $1 travel lotion or gift box you might purchase just to get the free Hand Gel!

Victoria's Secret PINK: FREE Travel Bag

Victoria's Secret PINK members should log into the PINK members portal. Right now you can print out a coupon for a FREE Beauty Travel Kit with any PINK purchase. I went and claimed my Kit and the retail tag read $25!

Not wanting to spend much? "Any PINK purchase" includes the $1.50 PINK lollipop you might purchase just to get the FREE bag!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Michael's The Knack: FREE Kids Activities

Did you know The Knack program offered by Michael's is FREE and includes lots of fun activities for the kids?

Our local Knack program is having a FREE American Girl and Spoon People craft session on 9/19 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Check out your local Michael's for The Knack program!

Michael's: 50% Off Coupon

If you are going to Michael's, print out this coupon and take it with you to receive 50% off one regular price item. Valid through 9/19.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sears: $10 off $10 in Juniors

This is awesome! Now through November 14th, take $10 off your $10 in-store purchase from the Sears Junior's Department!

You can also use code 17SEARSAPPAREL to save on your online orders.

Don't forget to go through ebates for 2% cash back!

Huggies: HOT $2 Coupon

Print this fabulous coupon to save $2 on your next Huggies diaper purchase. Hit your browser's back button 2 - 3 times to print out 2 of them.

Want to save more on Huggies?

1. Load the $1.50 Huggies eCoupon to your Upromise account.
2. Save your receipt and submit it to The Caregiver's Marketplace for a rebate.

Pillsbury & Betty Crocker Coupons

If your household consumes Pillsbury and Betty Crocker products like ours does, then you'll probably find each company's website pretty useful. Both sites have recipes as well as many money saving coupons.

Check 'em out!

Betty Crocker

Coupons for Box Top for Education items can be found here.

Happy saving!

Going to Friday's?

Going to T.G.I. Friday's? If so, you might want to take them up on their most recent offer:

$5 Jack Daniel's Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches

or you can

Take $5 off the Jack Daniel's Grill

Remember, use your Stripes card to earn points on each dollar you spend. Also, Stripes members receive special perks throughout the year so it only pays to join!

Office Depot: $10 off $50

Use this coupon to take $10 off your next $50 purchase at Office Depot. Valid through 9/26.

Remember, if you prefer to visit Staples, take this coupon with you. My local Staples store accepts competitor's coupons.

Johnson's Bedtime Bath Products: $2 Coupon

Here's a coupon for Johnson's Bedtime Bath products. The Bedtime line smells soooo good!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wishbone: $.75 coupon = FREE Dressing

Print this $.75 coupon for WishBone salad dressing. Hold on to it until they go on sale and use it at a store that doubles to get FREE salad dressing!

Remember to click your browser's back button 2 - 3 times to get 2 prints!

Ensure: $3 Coupon & Free Sample

Here's a $3 coupon for Ensure. It's a decent value which should make for free Ensure when they go on sale. Fill out the form to receive your coupon in the mail.

If you haven't done so already, you can also sign up for a free sample. Click on the Free Sample link at the bottom of the page.

Useful tip- One day I ran out of coffee creamer. In a pinch I added some Vanilla Ensure to my coffee as a creamer substitute. It tasted pretty good and probably wasn't bad as the sugary creamer I was going to add!

Post-it & 3M: $10 Mail In Rebate

Here's a nice rebate if you'll be sending out multiple mailings or getting organized.

I'll be sending out Christening invitations for my daughter so I'll see how the pricing is for the mailing labels. I was also thinking of labeling all my son's plastic bins in his closet so I'll check out labels for that too.

Here's my game plan:
Hopefully after the coupons and rebate, my purchases today will work out to be free! I'll keep you posted to let you know how it turns out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 $25 Gift Certificates for $1!

Ittttt's baaaack! Not only is it back, but it's better than ever! is once again offering $25 dining certificates but for a limited time they are just $1! Enter code NINETY at check out to receive the 90% discount! This offer is good through Sunday, September 13th.

Don't forget- go through ebates to earn 15% cash back! Cha ching!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

And the Winner Is....

And the winner of the FREE $10 Stop & Shop Gift Card is.... cblanchard76!

My "ticket picker" has gone off to school already so I took advantage of Randomizer. It generated #1.

Cblanchard76, send me your mailing info so we can get your gift card out in the mail! Congrats!

FREE Bear Naked Sample & More

Choose one free sample from three kinds of Bear Naked grain-ola bars and two kinds of cereal.

Visit to choose a free sample of Splenda. You can pick from three different varieties: Splenda No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber, Splenda Flavors For Coffee Hazelnut or Splenda Flavors For Coffee Mocha.

Visit Kashi's website to pick a flavor of cereal to receive a sample of in the mail.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stop & Shop $10 Gift Card Giveaway

Don't forget- today is the last day to get your entries in for the $10 Stop & Shop Gift Card!

Remember, it can be used at Stop&Shop AND Giant, Super G, Giant Food Stores, Martin's Food Markets, and even
Good luck and stay tuned for the winner announcement!

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's FREE Chocolate Friday!

... yet again! Click here for more details and to claim your chocolate!

Borders: FREE Coffee & 40% off

Now through September 7th you can pick up a FREE Borders Seattle’s Best small flavored coffee. You choose your flavor- Vanilla Creme, Cinnamon Swirl, or Hazelnut with this coupon.

Also take 40% off any 1 book with this coupon. Don't forget to use your Borders Rewards card.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cool Giveaway: FREE Ragu!

How awesome would it be to win a 6 months supply of Ragu? Check out Mercedes over at Common Sense with Money to enter. You've got until Sunday to get your entries in.

And don't forget about my $10 grocery store gift card giveaway!

Shop Rite: Passover Calendar & Coupons



Be on the lookout for this Jewish calendar at your local Shop Rite. Included inside are Shop Rite store coupons for lots of kosher foods and many more "everyday items" like soda and juice! I found this calendar in a stack at the Customer Service desk.

These coupons are great because they are store coupons. They can be "stacked" with manufacturer coupons for even more savings!

Included inside are:

$.50 off 20-25 ct. Wissotzky Tea
$.50 off 14 oz can Manischewitz chicken or beef broth
$.50 off 6 oz pg Cocktail Franks or Cohen's Hors D'oeuvres
$.50 off 64 oz bottle Manischewitz grape juice
$.50 off 24 oz pkg Swiss Miss Pudding
$.50 off 13 oz pkg Ratner's Blintzes
$.50 off 24 oz jar Gold's Borscht
$.50 off 6 oz jar Gold's Horseradish
$.50 off 3.75 oz can Season Sardine Fillets
$.50 off 64 oz pkg Tropicana Pure Premium OJ
$.50 off 7 oz Guiltless Gourmet Chips
$.50 off 2 lb, 10 oz pkg Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
$.50 off 48 oz Coca Cola or Diet Coke
$.50 off 36 oz pkg Hunt's Ketchup
$.50 off 22 oz pkg A&B Gefilte Fish
$.50 off 10 oz pkg Sabra Hummus
$.50 off 10 oz pkg Sabra Eggplant Dip
$.50 off 64 oz bottle Kedem Grape Juice
$.50 off 16 oz stick or tub Mother's Margarine
$.50 off 14.1 oz pkg Osem Cakes
$.50 off 19 oz Osem Cucumbers or Olives
$.50 off 6 oz pkg Shibolim Knockers
$.50 off 32 oz container Stonyfield Farm Yogurt
$.50 off 6 oz pkg Gefen Latke or Matzo Ball Mix

These coupons are all valid through October 31, 2009 so there's plenty of time to use them!

Remember-- to make the most of your money, use these when the items go on sale and in combination with manufacturer coupons (if you can)!

Valpak: FREE Rita's Regular Italian Ice

While our Valpak mailer is generally filled with junk advertisements for new windows, tree trimming services, and custom check orders, I was pleasently surprised to find this!

It's a Rita's insert with a coupon on the right for a FREE Regular Italian Ice. No purchase necessary and it's good through 9/30.

Star Crayons on the Cheap!

Noel and I had decided to make crayons with all the broken crayon pieces we had accumulated over the years. We got the general idea of what we needed to do by Googling "make crayons."

We were going to buy foil cupcake liners at the grocery store and use the cupcake tins that we already had but a trip to our local thrift store, Tabitha's House, gave me a light bulb moment!

For sale at the thrift store were 7 aluminum star-shaped molds. Perfect! Not only were these a fun shape, the stars had edges like a point for easier coloring (versus a round shape from the cupcake tins), AND they were only $1!

With supplies in hand we began our project:

We sprayed the tins with Pam
Placed the crayon bits inside
Placed the crayon-filled tins on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet
Baked at 300 degrees until the crayons appeared thoroughly melted
Cooled on the front porch until they felt firm
Turned over the tins and the new star crayons fell right out!

While you probably won't be able to complete this project exactly how Noel and I did, the idea is pretty simple, and serves as a fun and cheap activity!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fiber One 50 Calorie Yogurt: $1 Coupon

Click here to get a $1 off coupon for the new Fiber One 50 Calorie Yogurt. Wait for the stores to have a 2/$4 sale on these and with this coupon you get them for a buck!

Click your browser's back button 2 - 3 times after printing to print out a second coupon!

Stop & Shop $10 Gift Card Giveaway

UPDATE- I didn't realize this before but Stop&Shop gift cards are accepted at not only Stop&Shop but also Giant, Super G, Giant Food Stores, Martin's Food Markets, and even

Stop & Shop
stores are featuring a Back-to-School Savings Event Friday, September 4-10.

General Mills and Stop & Shop are teaming up to give families a great way to stock up and save. During the Back-to-School Savings Event, shoppers can take advantage of:

Great sale pricing on these participating General Mills brands

Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cookie Crisp Sprinkles, Cookie Crisp, Fruit Snacks, Old El Paso Dinner Kits, Pillsbury Strudel, Pillsbury Scrambles, Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, Yoplait Yo-Plus Multi-Pack, Fiber One Yogurt Multi-Pack, Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookies, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Pillsbury Sweet Rolls and Yoplait Delights

Coupons for these products can be found in the Sunday paper coupon inserts or online here.

Additional savings for you or your school:

If your Stop & Shop store sells gas
  • Buy four (4) participating General Mills items and you’ll automatically earn 100 points on your Stop & Shop card
  • For every 100 points earned, you'll save 10¢ per gallon of gas (Total discount cannot exceed price/gallon)
  • Just swipe your Stop & Shop Card at the pump to redeem your Gas Rewards

If your Stop & Shop store doesn’t sell gas
  • Don’t worry – you’re not left out of the savings – if you buy five (5) participating General Mills products, you will receive 20 Bonus Box Tops for your school
Thanks to MyBlogSpark and General Mills one lucky Got Steals? reader will receive a $10 Stop & Shop gift card.

1 entry- Leave me a comment telling me how you save on back-to-school lunches.

2 entries- Follow me! Leave me a comment telling me that you’re a follower.

3 entries
- Share me! Post my giveaway on your blog and comment back here w/ the link.

All entries and the final drawing will be handled the old fashioned way. The entries will be written on a ticket and drawn from a bowl by my dear son, Noel!

Hurry, you have until Sunday, September 6th to enter!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm Famous: I'm In All You Magazine!

OH MY GOSH, All You magazine published my savings tip in the September 2009 issue (see me, "Jessica Cochran," there on the left)!!! Can you blame me for all my excitement???

Ok, enough of my bragging but I just had to share. Check me out on page 58 in the hard copy!

Hill's Science Diet: Coupons & Contests

If your fur baby eats Hill's Science Diet pet food, click here for some money saving coupons. There are also contests, too!

Going to Kmart?

This is the week of Super Doubles and here's a couple more steals to add to your Super Double haul!

Spend $25, get $5 off next purchase
Spend $50, get $5 instantly

Eukanuba: $5 Coupon by Mail

Fill out this form to receive a $5 Eukanuba with Prebiotics coupon by mail.