Sunday, January 31, 2010


Go here to request your coupon for a FREE 8 oz Ensure shake.

You can print the coupon or have it mailed to you. I suggest having the coupon mailed because many stores will not honor internet printable coupons for FREE items.

Go here to request your FREE sample of Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max.

While requesting your FREE Pampers sample, you can also request a FREE Prilosec OTC sample and coupons for various Proctor & Gamble products.

Cellfire: New Coupons Are Up!

Last week I mentioned Cellfire here (see #5). It's time again to re-load the eCoupons to your store card!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shop Rite: 1/24 - 1/30

I went to Shop Rite this afternoon. I did 2 transactions to spend the least amount out of pocket. The sale goes through Saturday so there's still time to take advantage of these deals.

Here's what I did and how you can do it too!

Transaction #1:

(2) Pampers 82 ct boxes, $18.99/ea, (2) $1.50 coupons from Cheerios box (there were also $2 coupons in the Sunday paper)
(1) Pampers 213 ct. wipes, $5.89, (there were $.50 coupons in the Sunday paper)
(1) Bounty 8 pk paper towels, $4.99, $1 coupon from Sunday paper
(1) Bounce fabric sheets, $4.99, $.20 coupon from Sunday paper
(10) Chobani yogurts, $.77/ea, (10) $1 coupons from eBay
(1) Bag credit, (-$.05)

Out of Pocket- $50.44

Submitting for $10 Visa gift card (spend $25 on select P&G products, mail in for $10 Visa GC)

  • $10 off next $50 purchase (spend $50 on select P&G products, receive $10/$50 coupon)
  • $43.87 in Baby Bucks
  • 50 point bonus for entering 2 pks of diapers at Pampers online
  • $2 credit from Upromise for Bounty purchase
  • (2) $10 Proctor & Gamble coupon books from inside the Pampers boxes

Transaction #2:

(10) Chobani yogurts, $.77/ea, (10) $1 coupons from eBay (I LOVE THESE YOGURTS!)
(2) Shop Rite cream cheese tubs, $1.29/ea
(1) Shop Rite apple juice, $.77
(2) Shop Rite black olives, $.77/ea
(1) gallon of milk, $2.99
(1) Minute Maid Fruit Punch, $.77
(1) Eggland's Best doz eggs, $2.59, $.50 coupon from magazine doubled to $1
(2) 1/2 lb packages of lunch meat
(1) 1/2 lb package of deli cheese
(3) Beech Nut Let's Grow 7 Grain snacks, 3/$6, (2) $1 coupons from email and $.50 Q from home mailer
(1) Turkey Hill ice cream pint, $.77
(4) Marcal napkins, $1.49/ea, (4) $1 coupons from eBay
(1) Ortega salsa, $1.64, (1) $.75/2 Sunday coupon
(1) Ortega taco seasoning, $.67, (1) $.75/2 Sunday coupon
(4) Marcal toilet tissue, $.99/ea, (4) $.99 coupons from eBay
(1) Shop Rite bagels, $.99
(1) Maxwell House coffee, $6.99
(5) Johnson's Buddies soaps, $1.09, (5) $1 coupons from eBay
(4) Hefty trash bags, $1.24/ea, (2) $1/2 Sunday coupon
(4) Marcal facial tissue, $1.49/ea, (4) $1 coupons from eBay
(3) Beech Nut Let's Grow dinners, 3/$5, (2) $.75 coupons from email and $1 Sunday coupon
(1) Quaker Rice Cakes, $.77, (1) $.75 Sunday coupon
(4) Campbell's Select soups, 2/$3, (2) $.50 Sunday coupons
(1) Cantaloupe, $.99
(1) Wheat Thins, $1.99, (1) $1 Sunday coupon
(3) Beech Nut Let's Grow Yogurt Nibbles, 3/$6, (2) $1 coupons from email and $.50 from home mailer
(2) French's mustard, $.99/ea, (1) $.50/2 Sunday coupons
(8) Tony's pizzas, $1/ea, (4) $1/2 Sunday coupons
(8) Bag credits, (-$.40)

I used the coupons listed above with each item and the $10/$50 I earned from Transaction #1.

Shop Rite doubles the face value of coupons up to $1. For example, .$50 doubles to $1 and $.75 doubles to $1. $1 max. can come off with each coupon. In the case of the rice cakes and yogurts, they were better than free because the Qs doubled to $1 off even though they were only $.77.

Out of Pocket: $44.06.

  • $26.72 in Baby Bucks
  • $18.61 in Family points
  • $1 credit from Upromise for Beech Nut purchase

For less than $100 I walked out of the grocery store with a shopping cart overflowing with groceries! I got a TON of "essentials" that I won't have to shop for again any time soon. Good luck with Shop Rite this week!

Shop Rite to the Max!

I never gave our Shop Rite stores the time of day when they were still Klein's. I was lured in by Shop Rite's Grand Opening sales when ownership changed and I've been a frequent shopper there ever since!

Here are some helpful hints and tricks to saving the MOST at Shop Rite:

1. Get a Shop Rite card. This way you get all the advertised deals.

2. Register your Shop Rite card online. This way if you forget your card you can use your phone number for the discounts.

3. Register your Shop Rite card with Upromise. With a swipe of your card you earn FREE cash back towards college.

4. While at Upromise, select their monthly eCoupons. This way you save even more on products you purchase.

5. Register your Shop Rite card with CellFire. Cellfire offers FREE eCoupons that come off with a swipe of your card. These can be combined with sales AND manufacturer coupons for additional savings.

6. Register with Shop Rite Family. It's a FREE points program that give you credit for many, many popular products you may purchase. You can redeem the points for FREEBIES such as Redbox movies, picture prints, movie tickets, and MORE!

7. Optional- it's not mandatory but it sure helps me save A LOT OF TIME- register with The Grocery Game and choose Shop Rite as your list store. For $1.25 per week, the Grocery Game will give you a list of the BEST deals at Shop Rite and any applicable coupons that might apply. You save well over the $1.25 each week and spend literally minutes just browsing "the list" and not the entire sale circular.

8. When going to Shop Rite, take your re-usable bags. Shop Rite takes 5 cents off your purchase for each re-usable bag you use.

9. If you're a senior, shop on Tuesdays! Shop Rite takes 5% off senior citizens' purchases on Tuesdays!

10. If you're a parent, take advantage of Shop Rite's Baby Bucks program. For every $100 spent on baby items, you earn a $10 off $50 coupon.

Ok, that's a lot of tips and hints! Off the top of my head, those are the reasons I LOVE SHOP RITE!

If I left any off, please DO SHARE! :) Happy saving!

Einstein Bros: FREE Bagel & Schmear

Only recently have I found Einstein Bros Bagels (no, I haven't been living under a rock!) and I AM HOOKED! Good thing too because from February 1st through 7th you can redeem this coupon for a FREE Bagel & Schmear!

Qdoba on the SUPER CHEAP!!!

I went to Shop Rite this afternoon and on the way back I ran into Qdoba to pick up lunch. I used my coupon from here and a FREE chips & salsa Q from my Entertainment book.

I'm back to report that this was a steal of a deal! I ordered the FREE chips & salsa and got a Craft 2 meal; taco and tortilla soup. I purchased a regular soda and paid just $1.69 for everything!

While at Qdoba I discovered that they have some super offers! They have a Qdoba card. It's a plastic card and reminds me of one of the grocery store frequent shopper cards. You earn points with entree purchases. Upon registering the card online, your account is credited with a FREE regular chips & salsa!

I'm not sure if this is a regional thing but if you visit the Bel Air, MD store on Mondays, you earn double points.

Also at the Bel Air, MD store on Tuesdays through Thursdays students (must show I.D.) earn freebies too!

FREE: Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Kit

Go here to claim your FREE Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training kit.

It includes:

• A free sample of Easy Ups Trainers
• High-value coupons
• Fun stickers & coloring pages
• Step-by-step potty training tips
• Potty Progress Chart
• Dora or Diego training trophy

Facebook Freebie: Babies R Us $5 Gift Card

TODAY ONLY (1/28) become a fan of Babies R Us on Facebook and score a FREE $5 eGift card! Click here to claim it!

My store is a Toys R Us and Babies R Us combo store so I can use this there! Remember there are some AWESOME steals to be had at TRU/BRU (see posts here, here, here, and here!)

Arm & Hammer Product Line Coupons

Do you use Arm & Hammer products? If so, click here to snag some money-saving coupons for your next A&H purchase!

Pop-Tarts Sprinklings Program

A while back I received an email to join Pop-Tarts Sprinklings. I registered but wasn't quite sure at the time what it entailed. I figured it wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

So... I'm here today to report that it's a reallllly neat program! Since joining, I've received FREE product coupons and samples of new Pop-Tart flavors in the mail. We recently received the new grape Pop-Tarts and my son LOVED them!

Interested in joining? Go here to register!

Baltimore Research

Could you use a little extra cash? Do you live in or around Baltimore? This steal may be for you!

Baltimore Research
is a marketing research and consulting firm. Research participants can earn $50 to $100 cash for participating in one of their studies.

I received an email yesterday for the following:

Baltimore Research is currently recruiting for the following study. Please contact our office at 410-583-9991 between 5:30 and 7:30pm. to qualify and schedule your interview.

Marble Study
: We are currently recruiting men and women, ages 25-50, who have suffered from eye problems such as itchy, irritated, dry or red eyes, and have used over-the-counter eye drops in the past twelve months. Those who use contact lenses will not qualify for this particular study. If qualified, you could earn $120 CASH for a small homework assignment and 30-minute in-person interview.

The evening staff is in charge of recruiting for this study.

Please call 410-583-9991 to be screened for the Marble Study.

While I don't qualify (I wear contacts) this may be the perfect study for someone out there! Good luck!

Qdoba Coupon

Thanks to reader Tim for sharing this steal!

Go here to play M.A.S.H. (the game you used to play in grade school) and win a Qdoba coupon.

My coupon was for a FREE Craft 2 Order w/ any drink purchase!

FREE Sample: Avery Label Pads

Go here to request your FREE sample of Avery label pads. From the product description, these appear to be similar to Post-It notes.

FREE Sample: Science Diet Dog Treats

Go here to sign up for your FREE sample of Hill's Science Diet Simple Essentials Treats.

Don't have a dog? Sign up for the free sample and donate them to your local animal shelter!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Snapfish: 100 FREE Prints!

Print wonderful pictures like these (see pic above) with this great deal from Snapfish! Through today, January 27th, they are offering 100 FREE PRINTS with promo code PRINTSNEW.

Petco: $5 off $50 and $10 off $75

Print these coupons and redeem them with your PALS card to save $5 off $50 or $10 off $75. Valid through January 30th.

Office Depot: 10% off TODAY Only

Take this coupon with you to Office Depot to save 10% off your purchase. Valid today, January 27th only.

Friday, January 22, 2010

You Know He Gets It When...

The hubby went to the Dr's yesterday. He has bronchitis.

He was prescribed two prescriptions and a couple OTC meds. He dropped the scripts off at the pharmacy and was going to go back to pick them up.

He tells me what OTC meds and which pharmacy the scripts are at. My wheels start turning... I tell him I have some coupons he could use (hint, hint).

I gave him a $5/$20, $2 off Mucinex, and FREE $25 gift card w/ script coupon. I could have given him more but he didn't give me much notice to prepare AND I didn't want to overwhelm him.

He did it! He used the coupons, brought home the FREE $25 GC, got me the Game of Life game tokens, and even reported back that the OTC Prilosec has a rebate!

All this from a man who a few years ago ate out ALLLL the time and could care less about shopping around for the best price. I'm so proud!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vote for Mia!

Yup, that's my Cutie Patootie (a.k.a. Mia). I entered her in the Baby and Child Model Search.

It would be AWESOME if you took just a minute to vote for Mia (click on the pink I LIKE THIS button below).

Thanks for your support and wish us luck!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Party City: $10 off $30

Thanks to reader Karen for sharing!

Now through February 1st, take this coupon to your local Party City store to save an extra $10 off your $30 purchase.

Shopping online? Enter code PCVAL30 for your discount!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Old Navy: Extra 50% Off Clearance & $5/$25

I just received an email from Old Navy announcing through tomorrow, 1/18 all their in-store clearance items are an additional 50% off.

Go here and earn a $5 off $25 coupon by dragging the water bottle just to the left of the modelquin’s mouth that’s holding it and then let go. It takes a few tries to get it just right.

If you plan on spending a little more you can print out this $10 off $50 coupon.

CVS: (6) 12 Packs of Pepsi, $5!

Today through Saturday, January 23rd you can score six (6) 12 packs of Pepsi at CVS for just $5!

Here's what you do:

Buy (6) 12 packs @ $20
Use this $5 off $20 printable CVS coupon
Pay $15 out of pocket
Earn $10 Extra Care Bucks (a.k.a. FREE CVS money)

After the ECBs it's like paying $5 for (6) 12 packs of Pepsi!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Toys R Us: Johnson's Buddies Money Maker

I was at Toys R Us (yes, again!) on Tuesday to pick up a toothbrush and toothpaste for the baby. I had a 20% off coupon and a $5 off $25. Since I knew I'd spend about $6 anyway, I decided to try to stretch them both and see what else I could get.

Yet again, I scored big! I walked out of there with several bags and only spent $15!

I got:

(2) large rolls of kiddie Christmas wrapping paper, 90% off, $.40 each

(2) girls cotton spring blouses, clearance $2.30, store promo of Buy 1 Clearance, Get the 2nd for $.99

(1) fleece baby blanket with penguin print, clearance $.90 (going in my gift stash for the next baby shower!)

(1) Sesame Street Abby Cadabbby toothbrush & tooth paste set, reg. price $5.49

(2) 2 pc little girls long-sleeved cotton pjs, clearance $7.60, store promo Buy 1 Clearance, Get the 2nd for $.99

(4) Annie's Deluxe organic shells and cheese, clearance $.98

(6) Johnson & Johnson's Buddies soaps, reg. price $.99

I added on the Johnson's Buddies soaps at the end to get my total to $25 (so I could use my $5 off coupon). I had (6) $1 manufacturer coupons from the Sunday paper and a display at the doctor's office. Priced at $.99 each, the Buddies were FREE with the coupons and just what I needed to get my extra $5 off.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that they qualified for this month's Toys R Us baby sale (through 1/21). They are having a promo Buy any 2 Johnson's (priced $5.29 - $8.29), Get 1 FREE. While the Buddies don't fall in that price range, they rang up as the 3rd one being FREE, making them a money maker!

When I say money maker, it doesn't literally mean the store gave me cash back. It means that the overage was applied to the other items I purchased thus reducing my total out of pocket expense and saving me money.

So here's the money making breakdown:

(6) Buddies, $.99 each, $5.94

Store promo B2, G1, minus (2) @ $.99, -$1.98

(6) manufacturer coupons, minus $1 each, -$6

Total for the Buddies: (-$2.04)

I purchased the last Buddies soaps that were at the Bel Air, MD store but if you shop at another TRU / BRU, this may be a great deal for you too!

ING Saving and Blogging Promotion

Do you blog and also SAVE? I do (uh, obviously) and if so, this might interest you too!

I was excited this morning to discover that ING Direct will be announcing a new promotion:

"We’re looking for a one-year savings commitment, with a minimum of one blog post each month detailing the trials and victories of your savings endeavor. If we choose you, we’ll add $200 a month to your savings. We’ll announce the application details via Twitter, Facebook and We, the Savers."

Notice the part I bolded? $200 per month for FREE? Check back at their blog, We, the Savers or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. The application details should be out soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bath & Body Works: FREE Travel Item

Use this coupon at Bath & Body Works to snag a FREE Signature Travel Size Item with Any Purchase. Valid through January 27th.

Since the Yellow Sale is still going on you could probably pick up something small for cheap or just get a $1 gift box to fulfill your any purchase. Then walk out with a $5 travel size item and a gift box for just a buck!

GIVEAWAYS: Kraft Basket & $25 B&N Gift Card

The oh-so-wonderful Mindi over at Moms Need to Know has 2 giveaways running right now.

1. Kraft Foods Gift Basket
2. $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

To enter just leave her some comment love (more entries for posting, tweeting, etc.)! Good luck!

One Step Ahead: Middleton Doll, $59.99

Thanks again to reader Jaime for this hot tip!

Middleton Dolls have been known to sell for $100+. Right now at One Step Ahead you can order the Tami doll for just $59.99. This is down from $99.95.

Details on Tami include:
  • Very high quality, with rooted nylon hair, real eyelashes, and wonderfully sculpted details. She'll even suck her thumb or pacifier

  • Sculpted by award-winning artist Reva Schick

  • Comes with many accessories to encourage role play, including: playwear, sleeper, baby shoes, backpack-style diaper bag, two diapers, real bottle, and pacifier with plush bunny clip

  • Measurements:

  • Diaper Bag: 3½"L x 9"W x 12"H

  • Pacifier Clip: 2"L x 2¼"W x 2¾"H

  • Pacifier Strap: 8"L x ½"W

  • Bottle: 8"H x 2¼" Diam.

  • Diapers: 10"L x 9½"W
Go through ebates to earn 3% cash back! Party Favor Bags for $6.99

Thanks to reader Jaime for this hot tip!

The Disney Store online has Disney Princess Party Favor Bags in Sets of 4 for just $6.99. These are pre-filled with goodies such as wands, rings, stickers, etc. The $6.99 price is reduced down from $19.50! About $2 / party favor bag is pretty good!

There are also similar Hannah Montana Party Favor Bags for just $5.99. Or for the same price ($5.99) you can snag the Hannah Montana Party Essentials set for 8 Guests!

Shipping on up to 4 sets seems to add $5.95. Shipping on orders over $89 is $5 with code SHIPTODAY.

Also, go through ebates to earn 3% cash back!

Office Depot: FREE Web Cafe Program

In 2002, Office Depot began Web Cafe. It's an online webcast program for small business owners and other professionals.

So far, Web Cafe webcast topics have ranged from marketing, customer service, organization, and more.

Check out Web Cafe here. It's FREE and you may learn something!

I'm Famous: Part II

I bragged to you before about how my frugal tip was published in All You magazine. Well, it's time to share in my glory again!

This time I received honorable mention here at The Pursuit of Mommyness. Scroll down to the center of the page.

Ok, done bragging. Thanks for bearing with me!

Barnes & Noble: 10% and 30% Printable Coupons

Through January 18th, use these coupons to save 30% off select book titles.

Through January 24th, use this coupon to save 10% off one item! $25 Gift Certificates for $2

It's back! Now through January 19th, you can purchase $25 dining certificates for only $2. Enter code INDULGE at check out.

For more details and to find a restaurant near you click here.

(Don't forget to go through ebates for 15% cash back too!)

Hellmann's Mayo: $.75 Off Printable Coupon

I was happy to see this $.75 off 1 Hellmann's printable coupon because we are low on our Light Hellmann's mayo.

This is actually a decent coupon. The coupons that are generally published in my local Sunday paper coupons are always $1 off 2. Well, we don't use that much mayo (to buy 2) and it's still just $.50 off on each jar (picky aren't I?)

When I use this $.75 coupon at my grocery store that doubles it'll be $1.50 off one jar. And of course, I'll wait until it's on sale so I can get it super-cheap! :)

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

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fisher Price: 60% Off & FREE Shipping

Yes, I am well aware that the holiday season was just here but in case you need more toys...

Through January 25th, is offering free shipping with any order made in their online store. If you combine this with their current 60% off sale items, you could snag some good buys on birthday gifts you may need throughout the year.

Happy saving!

FREE Sample: Fiber One 90 Calorie Snack Bar

Fill out your information here to request your FREE sample of the new Fiber One 90 Calorie Snack Bar and $.75 cent coupon.

UNO Chicago Grill: Bel Air, MD Location CLOSED

So long Uno's! I will miss redeeming your $5 coupons I used to clip from the Sunday paper.

I am an Uno Insider (basically I signed up to receive their emails). I received this email yesterday:

It's with sadness we write to let you know that our Uno® on 601 Baltimore Pike has closed.

As a whole, Uno is doing great things: we've been acknowledged as
• America's Healthiest Chain by Health magazine
• Top Four Family Friendliest Chains in America by Parents magazine
• Home of Guilt Free Pizza by Prevention magazine
• Top Value by

Sometimes, locations just don't work, even with great guests like you. That's the case here. Our entire staff will sincerely miss serving you and thank you for sharing your time (and appetite) with us.

As a convenience to you, we've taken the liberty of updating your preferred location to Harborplace, Pratt Street Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Baltimore. If that doesn't work, you can change your preference by logging in and updating your profile. Either way, you'll continue to receive all those Insider benefits like:
• Sneak Peeks
• Thank You Parties
• Insider Rewards
• Free birthday gift
• Insider feedback on all things 'Uno'

If you wish, you can always opt out of the club by clicking here.

You have been a friend to us, and we appreciate it. You have our gratitude for your loyal patronage and support as an Uno Insider. We hope you will take that loyalty with you to another local Uno. We guarantee they'll take care of you as well as we tried to.

With appreciation,
The Uno Team

Kraft First Taste: FREE Coupon for Digiorno

I mentioned Kraft First Taste before. It's a program that gives members the opportunity to try new Kraft food products first!

Members should sign into their portal now and see what opportunities await. I was just able to select a FREE coupon for Digiorno 200 Calorie Portion Pizza!

Shop Rite: $4.99 Enfamil

Local readers: on Tuesday night the Shop Rite in Festival had about a dozen cans of powdered Enfamil on clearance for $4.99!

They were on the clearance rack near the seafood section. The use by date was 1APR10.

These were just regular powdered Enfamil formula in the small can size. They aren't the new Premium Lipil or Enfagrow. But... if you use Enfamil, this is a great deal!

Don't forget, if you have any formula checks (a.k.a. formula coupons) you can use these also!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Office Depot: $10 off $50

Now through January 23rd you can use this coupon to save $10 off your purchase of $50 or more at Office Depot.

Remember, if you prefer shopping at Staples (I do!), you may be able to use this coupon there. See here.

And the Winner Is...

I posted that I was going to draw 2 new winners on Sunday (yesterday) but I wanted to give icyhot108 a little more time. I haven't heard back so the 2 new winners are:

The winner for the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish loot bag is:

There were 3 items in your list. Here they are in random order:


Timestamp: 2010-01-11 12:03:29 UTC

The other winner for the General Mills FREE Cereal Coupon is:

There were 14 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1.Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}

Timestamp: 2010-01-11 12:05:37 UTC

Congratulations to you both! Check your inboxes and get back to me with your address so I can get your goodies out in the mail! Thanks again for entering and stay tuned for another giveaway later this month!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Baskin Robbins: Buy One 4 oz Scoop, Get One for $.99

Ummmmmmnnnn..... ice cream... (in a Homer-Simpson-type, drooling voice). That's what came to mind when reader Karen shared this Baskin Robbins promo!

For the entire month of January, buy any 4 oz. scoop and get a 4 oz. scoop for 99 cents* more! You can indulge without breaking the bank!

*Price and participation may vary. Plus applicable taxes. Limited time offer.

Snapfish: 50 Prints for $.50 EXTENDED

I mentioned earlier this week that Snapfish was having a promo 50 prints for $.50 (50 cents).

It was supposed to expire yesterday (1/7) but I just received word they've extended it through January 11th!

Enter code NEWYEAR50 at checkout!

Thanks Karen!

And the Winner Is....

The winner for the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish loot bag is:

There were 4 items in your list. Here they are in random order:


Timestamp: 2010-01-08 12:21:06 UTC

The (2) winners for the General Mills FREE Cereal Coupon are:

There were 15 items in your list. Here they are in random order:


Timestamp: 2010-01-08 12:27:36 UTC

Wow, icyhot108! You're lucky today! Congrats on winning both contests!

I tried to contact you via your AOL Open ID but I get the message:

"Sorry, the person you are looking for is not here yet ... Sorry for the inconvenience but your buddy doesn't have a profile, or your buddy's profile hasn't been moved to Bebo yet. (We're still in the process of uprading all the AIM profiles to Bebo.) Please check back soon."

Icyhot108 - Please contact me in the next 48 hours. A comment on the blog will work. If I don't hear from you I'll draw 2 new winners on Sunday.

Congratulations Sphinx63! I just sent you an email requesting your mailing address. Please get back to me and I'll get your FREE cereal coupon out in the mail!

Again... thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned for another Giveaway later this month!

Healthy Choice: $5 off 5 Coupon and More!

Here are a few coupons I came across lately. These are perfect for many of our New Year's resolutions!

Buy any 5 Healthy Choice Frozen Meals, save $5 off your Purchase.

All You has put out a new cookbook, Eat Well Save Big. Click here to print a $1 coupon.

Coupons for Muir Glen, Progresso, Green Giant, Fiber One, and Cheerios are here at Eat Better America.

Click here to save $.75 on the purchase of any half-gallon of Silk Soy Milk. The coupon goes right to printing. Wait until your store has Silk on sale and then use this. Also, if you store doubles or triples this should be really cheap if not FREE!


Ok, it's Friday, January 8th and the General Mills Cereal and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Giveaways are now closed!

Thanks to all who entered! Stay tuned for the winner announcement!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Children's Place: $4.99 Jeans!

I was at The Children's Place in Bel Air on Tuesday. I ran in to use my Place Perks coupon that was expiring that day.

I was surprised to find they had both boys and girls jeans on clearance for just $4.99!

The jeans only went up to size 7 in boys so I couldn't pick up any for my son but they had lots of smaller boys sizes. Girls sizes appeared to range from toddler all the way up to tween.

If you have a survey coupon or take this printable, you can save an extra 15%! Great deal!

GIVEWAYS: Last Call!

Don't forget that tomorrow, January 8th I'll be plugging in all the names for the General Mills Cereal and Pepperidge Farms Goldfish giveaways into to choose winners! If you'd still like to enter, be sure to do it today!

Good luck to all who entered!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snapfish: 50 Prints for $.50

Thanks to reader Karen for sharing!

Through tomorrow (1/7), you can get 50 prints at Snapfish for just 50 pennies! Enter code NEWYEAR50 at checkout.

To save even more, go through eBates for an additional 10% back!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Toys R Us: Stacking Coupons to Your Advantage, Part II

I mentioned my love of Toys R Us (TRU) before (here and here) and today again I remembered how much I reallly do like the store!

I received the latest Babies R Us (BRU) sales flier w/ coupons (flier applies to our TRU store also) in the mail last week. I actually received 2; one in my married and one in my maiden name. Not sure why but I'm not complaining!

I received several $5 off $25 coupons in the mail and also the $3 off $3 coupons from having the kids' birthdays registered (remember I mentioned the birthday registry here).

I split up my purchases into 2 transactions that were at least $25 each so I could utilize my $5 off $25 coupons.

Out of both transactions I used:

(2) $5 off $25 TRU coupons
(1) $3 off $3
Various other TRU coupons
Various manufacturer coupons

Here's what I did and how you can do it too:

(2) 2 pks of Gerber BPA-Free sippy cups, on sale B1G1 half, used (2) $.75 coupons from the Nestle Good Start Formula / Gerber home mailers

(1) 2 pc toddler boys Batman pajama set, clearance for $9.70 and store promo B1G1 for $.99

(1) 3 pc toddler girls Tinkerbell pajama set (includes gown, slippers, and headband), clearance for $.99

(1) Revolution Food organic Pop Alongs Cheesy Whole Grain Snacks, clearance for $.98

(3) First Alert Smoke & Fire Alarms, regularly $19.99 on clearance for $2. Going for sale in the eBay store.

(2) Pampers travel wipes, FREE with coupon from sales flier

(2) Kashi TLC Tasty Little Crackers, clearance for $.98 and had (2) $1 manufacturer peelie coupons (FREE)

(2) 6 pks Nestle Pure Life bottled water, clearance $.98

(1) Seventh Generation non-toxic natural Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender 40 load fabric softener, clearance $2.48

(2) Happy Baby organic Puffs, on sale "spend $10 get $2 off instantly." This is a good deal making the organic baby snacks the same price as Gerber and Beech-Nut.

(2) 6 pks Wateroos 8 oz water juice boxes, clearance for $.98. Going in the boy's lunch box!

(1) Happy Baby organic yogurt melts, on sale "spend $10 get $2 off instantly." This is a good deal making the organic baby snacks the same price as Gerber and Beech-Nut.

(4) 2 oz Balmex diaper rash creams, regular price $3.29. Used $1 off ALL diaper rash products coupon from the TRU sales flier and (4) $2 manufacturer coupons from various parenting magazines. Paid $.29 each out of pocket and will submit for (4) $1 rebates through Caregiver's Marketplace. Profiting about $.71 on each.

So for all of this I paid a Grand Total of....



I got plenty of organic snacks for the kids, fabric softener, 2 sets of pajamas, baby wipes, bottled water, water boxes, diaper cream, and more!

Through tomorrow January 3rd, TRU/BRU also has Earth's Best Chlorine-Free Diapers for just $5 per pack (limit 3). This is a pretty good price for diapers. I didn't pick up any because I still have a few packs of Huggies on hand and have been getting them for $3 - $4 each. But if you need diapers,$5 is surely a good deal!

My local store also had Kashi cereal- strawberry and Honey Sunshine near the registers for $1.98 per box. I have a few $1 coupons but I don't need cereal right now. Less than $2 for Kashi is an awesome deal too if you need it!

Jarrettsville VFW Flea Market & The Big Tarp: Eh!

Yup, I'm saying it! I usually don't post "negative reviews" but I was completely disappointed with these 2 places this morning. I had never been to either one before and will not be returning.

The hubby and "Miller boys" went out hunting bright and early this morning and Noel is with his father. Sooo.... the baby and I had a girls morning out.

We stopped at the Jarrettsville VFW Flea Market first. There were a total of 5 vendor tables and all but one of them had "junk." When I say junk, I mean faded pastel Home Interiors-type decor, dingy Christmas decorations, yellowed light switch covers, pieces of broken chain, used pocket knives, etc.

The solitary non-junk table was occupied by a friendly Cookie Lee/Avon rep. She was offering 50% off all the items on her table. A nice pair of sterling silver Cookie Lee earrings were $12 but I didn't need another pair of s.s. hoops!

Our next stop was The Big Tarp in Forest Hill. There were signs saying they were under renovation and it was clearly evident! There was a disorganized, trashy mess everywhere!

There were the typical flea market-type vendors such as Amish baked goods, pet items, candles, batteries/tools/guys stuff, Ravens & sports gear, and then there were just junky booths with stuff I can't imagining anyone wanting.

I entered both places looking for a good steal but left both empty handed and bummed....

After The Big Tarp the baby girl and I headed to Toys R Us (and boy did they cheer me up!) Stay tuned for some Toys R Us STEALS!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Hand Crafted Steal: $7 Dog Bed!

Many months ago the family and I were at our local Ikea store on a Wednesday night. Everything in the "as-is" section was an additional 50% off. At that time I picked up this large, gray, flannel-like sofa cushion cover for just $2.50:



The sofa cushion cover reminded me of something I could use for a new dog bed. I've had it sitting on my shelf all this time... until tonight...

When we went to Target earlier I picked up 6 bags of fake snow:

The bags were $.75 each for a total of $4.50. I left each bundle of "snow" as it was (i.e. I didn't pull it apart) and gently stuffed it into the cushion cover. The 6 bags were perfect! Not too much, not too little, just enough stuffing!

With stuffing in place, I zipped up the cushion cover and laid my new dog bed on the living room floor. In less than 30 seconds our dog Dahlia (a.k.a. Doo-Dee-Doo) ) found her way to her new bed!

What do you think? Does she like it?

*Frugal tip- As I was sitting, admiring the dog on her new bed, I had an "ah hah!" moment (a little too late I might add, but no biggie).

Just today I put one of my son's bed comforters that was looking a little worn in the bag for Goodwill. I could have easily opened the end and re-used the batting from the comforter to stuff the dog bed. I wouldn't have had to purchase the "snow" and would have only paid a total of $2.50 for the bed!

Target: More Deals This Week

Earlier this week I shared some after-Christmas steals I scored at Target. In that post, I forgot to share that I also got these cute baby girls socks for just $.25 each!

They were on an end cap in the baby section. They had red clearance stickers that read $.50 but they rang up for just $.25!

The family and I stopped by Target again tonight to pick up a humidifier. While we were there I checked out the Christmas items- they're now at 75% off!

In addition to the humidifier, I got:

6- bags of fake snow (see post above) for $.75 each

1- 3 pk of stainless steel travel mugs for $4.99 (regularly $19.99)

1- 40 lb bag of Pedigree for $18.89 (earned a $5 gift card )

Not bad!