Thursday, January 28, 2010

FREE $5 gift card from Babies R Us!

Wow! Become a fan of Babies R Us on Facebook and get a FREE $5 gift card, good at Babies OR Toys R Us! Go HERE to sign up! Hurry, it's only available today!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Baby Einstein refund still going on!!

If you haven't yet sent back your Baby Einstein DVDs, there is still time! We just received our refund in the mail on Saturday -- $63.94!

In case you aren't aware, there was a law suit filed against BE and in order for them to smooth it out, they are offering refunds on their DVDs. You can mail back up to 4 per household (which is how many we did) and they will mail you a check for $15.99 each!! There are other options if you'd rather get a book to replace the DVD or a coupon for Little Einstein products, but really the refund is the best deal, especially if you have some DVDs lying around that your kids don't watch anymore! Go HERE to print the form and get all the info!

Freebies at Walgreens this week!

Do you have an unpleasant smelling man in your life?! Well Walgreens has got you covered this week!!!

Sure Anti-perspirant/deodorant 2/$3 with in ad coupon
Use (2) $1.50/1 coupons from 1/24 SS
FREE after coupons!!

Pert Plus for Men 2/$5 plus $2 Register Rewards
Use (2) $1.50/1 coupons from 1/24 SS
FREE after coupons and Register Rewards!!
If you don't have the coupons from the paper, you can still get these for $.50 each after coupons and RR by using (2) $1/1 coupons (Thanks, Frugal Find!).

Friday, January 22, 2010

Contest still going on till 6:00 PST!

Hey all! I'm still running a contest to try and get suggestions for a new name for my blog!! Comment here or on my wall on Facebook to put your suggestion into the hat. So far, Megan (aka my sister!) is the only one with a suggestion (and it's pretty good, I'll give her that!). I know I have lots of witty, smart friends that are reading this, so help a gal out!!

Oh, there is a prize involved! And if you don't live close, I will ship it, so have no fear!!

Free Oreos (hopefully!)

There is a promotion going on with Oreo and if you become a fan on Facebook, they'll be giving out a free package of Oreos if the Mannings beat the Donalds. It all goes down on the 24th, so be sure to check back on the 25th to find out the results!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Great Welch's Sparkling Juice Coupon!

This could come in handy this Valentine's Day!

Go HERE for a $2/2 Welch's Sparkling Juice coupon
My Target still had quite a few of the bottles from Christmas on clearance for $2.54, making each bottle only $1.54!!

Free ReNu solution at Target

If you wear contacts or know someone who does, here's a chance to get some solution for free!

Go HERE to print your $2/1 coupon (hit the backspace button to print 2!)
There is no size limits so you can get 2 trial sized bottles at Target for free!

Thanks, Free Snatcher.

$1 Oatmeal at Jamba Juice!

If you're out and about today, you may want to stop into Jamba Juice and pick up an oatmeal for only $1!

They are running this promotion on the following Wednesdays:

Go HERE for all the details.


Hey all! I have an important announcement to make...

I'm having a contest!!!

I'm looking for some help in getting a new name for my blog. While I find the current title quite catchy (hint: it's from a Steve Miller song), I would like something more appropriate for what I post about. Mostly saving money and finding good deals to pass along.

You can comment on my blog ( - which will change with the new name change too), or on Facebook and whoever suggests the winning name will get a surprise gift mailed to them!!

Contest will be open till 9pm PST Friday!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Photo of the day 1/18/10

Sammi the squirrel driving in the Barbie car. Need I say more?

Photo of the day 1/17/10

So Sunday, thanks to a great deal at Target ($20 gift card with purchase!), we got Samantha a new booster seat! At last she doesn't have to sit in the black and blue or red and blue *boyish* seats. She has her own pink "Girl's Rock" booster!

$.64 Wet Ones at Target!

[Target sells Wet Ones at a regular price of $2.14. This week, Walgreens has them on sale for 2/$4, but the extra $.14 each wasn't worth the trip there, but if you are going to Walgreens, this deal will work there and only cost $.50 each!]

Buy 2 Wet Ones (there are several varieties to choose from!)
Use (2) $1.50/1 coupons found here (Thanks, The Frugal Find!)
Pay just $.64 each!

Update: Walgreens actually has $1 Register Rewards when you buy 2 of the Wet Ones, making them 2/$1.50, making them free. I knew there was a reason I had them on my Walgreens list! Thanks, Sindy for giving the heads up.

FREE Nivea Body Wash!

Great find by ChaChing on a Shoestring!

Nivea Body Wash (there are a few varieties available!) $2.99
Use (2) $1/1 Target printable coupons
Use (2) $2/1 Nivea Body Wash coupons from 1/3 RP (Red Plum insert)
2 body washes for FREE!

Oust Moneymaker at CVS!

This is a great deal that I was so excited to try at CVS this week!

Oust Surface and Air Sanitizers $3.99 ea Get $3 ECBs
Use (3) BOGO coupons from the 1/3 SS (Smart Source insert)
Pay $11.97
Get back $18 ECBs!

$6.03 moneymaker!

A Crazy Ass Rite Aid shopping trip...the prequel...

So last night I am looking around on some blogs I frequent and find a link to Give Me Neither, which I am quite enjoying! I stumbled upon her post for this week's Rite Aid ad, and I was floored.

I'm really pretty speechless and in awe of how someone could mathematically come up with this, but she did! And this Saturday (or sooner), my sister Megan and I are going to attempt this amazing deal!

Go HERE and scroll down to where it says DEAL LIST. I'm so happy that between Megan and I, we have all these coupons. The gist of it is this, 14 items for....FREE or, better yet, MONEYMAKER! I never assume I'm going to have a money making deal because our prices in CA seem to always be $.20 or $.50 here or there more. But I'm banking on this one breaking even and us being able to split 14 items for free!

And good items at that:
Olay Cleansers
Olay Regenerist products

I'm excited and will post about our trip after we go. But if you like to coupon and you keep your inserts, you might want to take a peek at your stash and see if you too can do this one!

Thanks, Sarah at Give Me Neither!

Free Uniball pen!

ChaChing on a Shoestring brings us this great deal!

Go HERE and follow the link to sign up to get a FREE Uniball pen! They reset the number given away at 11am PST so if they are out for today, try again tomorrow. Limit of 1 per household!

Monday, January 18, 2010

What I set out to do with this blog...

When I decided to start routinely filling up space on a blog, I thought for sure I'd be able to post about all the deals and freebies I've been getting as of late from all the wonderful, already established blog posts out there. Then I realized it's a lot harder to type about said deals, then it is to just *get* them. So I have a feeling there will be less and less postings by yours truly regarding my finds. But rather more links to those stupendous people out there who already have this market covered. I will link those of you reading this to their sites so you too can partake in the math skills they possess and get things at such bargains.

For now, I think I'll stick to just, well, typing. And continuing my photo of the day project. Which reminds me, I need to go get the camera and post todays!

And on a final note for now, I'm finding this blog to be quite therapeutic. With all the turmoil my life has gone through in the past year plus, it's nice to be able to come here and ramble. Even if only for myself!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Photo of the Day 1/16/10

Today's photo comes courtesy of my husband. I know it may not look like much, but I'm hoping it to be one of the best purchases ever from Ikea, where we went yesterday. Those, my friends, are our bed's brand new slats. Boring, right? Well I'll let you know how my back feels in the morning! We've been sleeping on some horrible slats ever since we got this bed used on craigslist probably close to 2 years ago. We are really hoping for some stellar results!

Photo of the day 1/15/10

Samantha got her hair cut on Friday, but she didn't feel like posing for a picture. So this was the best I could do!

Picture of the day 1/14/10

A little delayed, but here's my photo for Thursday, 1/14/10. This is our cat Henry. Before we had Samantha, he was pretty much the focus of all our photos. I can tell he really misses those days, can't you?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Free 8x8 Photobook from Shutterfly!

Got an e-mail the other day from Shutterfly, with a code for a Free 8x8 photobook!! These things are great. We got a free one a year or so back and it was super cute!

To get yours, use code THANKS. It expires on 1/31 so I'm hoping to take lots of pictures in the next 2 weeks with my new camera and make a nice book full of new photos!

Picture of the day

So I've been wanting to do a project like this for awhile. And this year I think I will.

I'm going to post (and hopefully do something non-digital with it) a new "picture of the day", everyday. It could be a person, an event, something sitting around my house that makes me happy, whatever. After getting a new camera that I *really* enjoy, I'm pumped to do this. So here goes...

I'm a little behind, but here are my picture for Wednesday (I'll post Thursday and Fridays later)

TOTALLY FREE mousepad from ArtsCow!

I just placed my order for my free mousepad!! Apparently they have extended this offer to an additional 2,000 people so I'd jump on this. If you follow the link it will take you to where you make the mousepad and will deduct the cost of it. I then had to use the coupon code they gave me from Facebook to get rid of the shipping cost. That's right, NO SHIPPING COST on this one either! Such a good deal!

Thanks to Cha Ching on a Shoestring for all the info!!

Now go....!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A great help for couponing resources!

Here is a great list of some helpful couponing resources, courtesy of The Frugal Find.

Great deal on a delicious treat at Walgreens!

Walgreen's has Betty Crocker Warm Delights on sale with in ad coupon for $.99 each. Go HERE to print your $.50/1 coupons, making these tasty desserts only $.50 each!!

For those of you not familiar with Walgreen's coupon policy, the number of coupons you use must not exceed the number of items you are purchasing. So we will take this deal as an example:

Buy (3) Warm Delights

Use (1) $.99 in ad coupon

Use (3) $.50/1 printable coupons

Total of 4 coupons used, 3 items purchased

This is where the *filler* item comes in. If you need nothing else and are in this situation, choose the most inexpensive (but still something you can use!) item you can to have 4 total items. For example, this week, knee highs are on sale for $.25. Another good option is to get a single print made, which is only $.19. You can do this ahead of time by uploading your photo(s) to (you will need to create an account, but they usually give you free prints just for signing up as well!) or taking your memory card into the store and printing your print. You can pay at the camera center for all your purchases and the photo order counts as your filler. I hope that makes sense!!

And for my first deal....$.02 Tuna!

Wow! So excited about this deal! Thanks to The Frugal Girls for finding this deal! Go HERE to get your $1/1 coupon from Vocal Point. My Target sells these pouches for $1.02, making each pouch $.02!! I definitely recommend using multiple computers to stock up on this great deal!!

Well here goes....

So here it is, my first post. I wanted to start a blog similar to those I've been so addicted to the last few weeks. Outlining deals I've found and have done, along with posting product reviews on some of my favorite products I've gotten through deals! I hope that people will be able to gain some knowledge on how to do this "couponing thing" through this blog. And always remember...I'm still learning myself so be patient!!

A few quick tips on couponing....

-You are allowed to print 2 of each coupon from your computer. So if you have access to 2 computers at home, or a second computer at work, utilize them (but please don't get fired for doing so; no coupon is worth that!). I do not have a work computer or a second one at home, so most of my deals are for smaller quantities of items, but I will pass along deals that people with these multiple computers can do as well!

-Get the paper delivered.
Here is a link to the info on getting the SF Chronicle delivered for $1. Thanks, Frugal Find! There seems to be some debate on whether or not they raised the price to $2 but just mention you were told about the $1 deal for the Sunday paper. You will need a credit card to pay for it to get this deal.
But seriously, this is the best way to get coupons. My friend over at The Frugal Find recommends getting one paper for every person in your house. I still haven't gone that far, but it makes sense!! And there are days when I wish I had more coupons then I have, so consider having a couple more papers delivered for that $1 price!

-Follow the way those ahead of you have done it!
I am no expert. Shoot, I don't even think I'm really that smart when it comes to doing this. But I'm a good follower!! And if you follow the way others have gotten their deals, you are sure to see the savings yourself! See these buttons on the right?! They are wonderful resources as well! It's where I get all my deals at and they are a wealth of knowledge. My circle of bloggers gets bigger everyday!

-Couponing is fun, but yes, it is work!
It *does* take time, but the savings are worth it. Just squeeze in a little time here or there to organize your shopping trips (instead of just running out for something at the last minute) and you *will* see the fruit of your labor!
And just wait to see how you feel the first time you leave a store with bags of free items, then tell me couponing isn't worth it!