Saturday, May 30, 2009

Free reusable back from Riesling

Sign up here to get your free reusable back from Riesling.

Thank you to the Thrifty Mama for this great find!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

$5 Eukanuba Coupon!

Receive a $5 off coupon for any Eukanuba product when you sign up. Use it to save some money on your dog and still give him some premium quality food!
Register here.

5/27 weekly Publix deals

There are a few things on sale this week that I use a lot of, so I'm pretty excited. Here's my favorites. Don't forget to check out Southern Savers for the full list.

All are Buy One Get One free listed:

Crystal Light Drink or on the Go Mix, $4.11
-$1.50/2 Printable
Total is $2.61 for two ($1.30 each)

Thomas English Muffins, at $2.99
-$.50/1 Thomas Muffins SS 5/03 or 4/19
Total is $1.99 for 2 ($.98 each)

Taco Bell Home Dinners, at $2.69
-$1 off Taco Bell Dinner Kits June All You Mag
-$1 off Taco Bell Kits printable (use zip 32801)
Total is $.69 for 2 ($.35 each)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 5.5 to 7.3 oz box, at $1.09
Buy 3, Get 1 Free Kraft Mac & Cheese 5.5oz or larger printable
Total is $1.09 for 4 boxes ($.28 each)

Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, at $1.49
-$1/2 off any Uncle Ben’s product printable
Total is $.49 for 2 ($.25 each)

Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies, at $3.79
-.55/1 off Chips Ahoy Cookies SS 5/17 (use of these, or coupon below)
-$1/2 Nabisco Cookies (Target coupon)
Total is $2.79 for 2 ($1.40 each)

Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Almonds or Cashews, 10 to 11 oz, at $5.79
-$2/2 Emerald Nut Products Corona de Mayo Booklet (found on/near Corona boxes)
-$1.50/2 Emerald Glazed Nuts, any, RP 5/17
-$1 or -$1.50/2 Emerald products (exp 5/31) RP 3/29
Prices vary

Purina Beneful Dog or Puppy Food, 3.5 to 4 lb bag at $5.49
-$3.50 off any Purina Dog Food printable
Total is Free, Plus Overage!

$10 Publix gift card

I was at the store last night and found a rebate form on a tearpad that said if you buy $10 in select ConAgra foods and $50 total in groceries at Publix, you can get a $10 Publix gift card by mail. I did a similar deal last summer at Publix and it was definitely worth it. Make sure to keep your eye out for this rebate form. I found in on a large display at the very front of the store.

The promotion dates are from May 28, 2009 through June 30, 2009.

Here is a list of the brands to purchase:
Chef Boyardee
Hunt's Ketchup
Peter Pan Peanut Butter
Snack Pack Pudding
Libby's canned meats
Gulden's Mustard
Crunch 'n Munch
Van Camp's beans
Hebrew National All Beef Franks
Fiddle Faddle
Slim Jim

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bass Pro Shop Fun & Free activities!

I am on the hunt for free and fun things to do this summer with my kids...I will let you know what I find every week. Here's one that I think will be really great...

Family Summer Camp May 30-July 5
Saturdays & Sundays, Noon-6 PM

Free Crafts-make a new one every weekend
May 30-31, Decorate a Fishing Bobber
June 6-7 Make your own leather keychain
June 13-14 Paint a Souvenir Wooden Lure for Dad
June 20-21 Paint your own plaster animal tracks
June 27-28 Make a patterned keychain
July 4-5 Design your own birdhouse

Free Workshops - weekends and Tuesdays and Thursdays
Free Food- s'mores made over an open fire pit Tues & Thurs. at 7pm; Sat. and Sun at 6 pm
Free Photo-Have your photo on the front cover of Field & Stream; download a free photo

10 free songs from iTunes

Become a Facebook Fan on iTunes and you can download 10 FREE songs from various artists, including Dave Matthews Band.

Load up your ipod for those days of summer fun!

Disney Movie Deal!

Becca at Cheaper By the Dozen has worked out a great scenario for Disney Pixar Movie (ad includes Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratiquoille, WallE, The Incredibles)

Buy Disney/Pixar Movie $13.99
Buy 2 Rayovac $1.00 batteries
**Total $15.99

Submit for Disney/Rayovac Rebate $5.00
Pay $10.99 for Movie and Batteries and $7.50 Disney Movie UP Voucher.

Regular Price Value of this Deal $19.99 movie, $2.00 batteries, $7.50 Movie$29.49.

What I learnned this week.

What I learned this week is hosted by JoLynn over at Musings of a Housewife - Check out all of the great things people have learned week and all of JoLynn's awesome posts!

1. I learned that for some reason having an extra day of rest makes it much harder to get back into a a routine than if I never had a break at all!

2. I learned that I'm really no more mature now than when I was in elementary school. The house was a wreck and someone said they were stopping over to pick something up. It was just instinct to take everything off the kitchen counter (this is the catch-all place at my house), dump it in a bag and hide it in my room! Really just an adult version of hiding my toys under my bed when told to clean my room when I was young)

What did you learn this week?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And the winner is..

The winner of the Tuga Sunwear outfit is
Sheila R "I really like the Sun Protective Boy's Breakers - 2 Piece Set"

Congratulations Sheila.
Thank you to Tuga Sunwear for such an awesome giveaway. Don't forget, use the code LIVINLUVIN and you will receive 20% off all products, except sale items.

Lowes 10% off coupon

Realty Trac and Lowes are giving away a 10% off coupon for Lowes. Expires 7/10/09.

Click here
Choose your state
Scroll down 3/4 of the way under "Sponsored Partner Link" and choose Save 10% at Lowes
Enter information & print coupon
One per email address only.

CVS Moneymaker

Great Moneymaker Idea here found at Common Sense with Money

$10 ECB when you buy 2 Neutrogena Suncare products

Buy (2) Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55 1 oz. tubes, $1.99 each

Total is $3.98 + tax out of pocket

Get $10 ECBs back! ($6 moneymaker!!!)

Baskin Robbins-Buy One, Get One Free coupon!

Baskin Robbins has a coupon out for Buy one Get one free, of any 31° Below Item...and some of these look REALLY good. Expires 6/21/09. There peanut butter cup pie looks amazing, what's your favorite?

I'm Back!

Sorry for the long absence...I enjoyed my long weekend with my family for Memorial Day. I hope you had a great weekend too!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Publix deals

I had to make a quick dash to the store this evening to get something for dinner, with no time to really make a list or match coupons, but I didn't do too bad for spontaneous shopping. I spent $13.98 and saved $14.57!

Here's a list of my deals:

Pop Tarts - Buy One, Get One Free, $2.39
- $.55/1 peelie coupon found on each poptart
= $1.29 for two ($.65 each!)
I purchased 4 of these - I found out when I got home that if you send in 5 UPC's from specialty marked boxes you can send it in to get a free movie ticket to Star Trek so I will be going back to buy 2 more boxes this week . Which means I will get 6 boxes of Pop Tarts for $3.87 plus a Movie Ticket!!!!

Johnson & Johnson pack of 10 non-stick Gauze, $1.99 each (Bought 2)
-$1.00/1 peelie found on each box (used two)
-$2.00/2 Johnson & Johnson product coupon found in Green Advantage flyer
Total is FREE

Kraft Cheese Singles, Buy One Get One Free, $2.59
-$1.00/2 Coupon from Target
Total = 2 for $1.59 ($.80 each)

If you are looking for a full list of this week's Publix deals and coupon match-ups, check out Southern Savers.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Walgreens $5 off $25

So, this coupon means that you have to spend $20 out of pocket, at least, b/c it is $5 off $25 after all coupons are used. I wasn't planning on using this coupon b/c the out of pocket is so high and there is no way to redeem the money through the Easy Saver Program. however, I might have been persuaded to try it after reading the scenario by Common Sense with Money. Check it out here and see for yourself!

Free Blue Bunny Frozen Yogurt

Free after rebate! - This weekend (May 23-25) purchase any Blue Bunny Apsen or Sedona Frozen Yogurt Granola Novelty Product and mail in this rebate to get it free! Request must be postmarked by 6/10/09.

Thanks to Kaley at Cha Ching For this great find!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Free Lettuce Wrap at P.F. Changs

Get a free Lettuce Wrap at P.F. Changs with the purchase of any entree. Go here and register with your email address and you will get your coupon, good til June 14, 2009. Yummy, yummy!

Thanks to Hip2Save for this great find.

$75 worth of Coupons!

I love getting coupons. Of course after all of the Kraft coupons and now this, I may have to get a bigger coupon organizer!

Get $75 Worth of Coupons and a chance to win a $1,500 Shopping Spree@ rachaelray!
Click here to get your coupons!

Purse Hook-er Giveaway!

From the same company who introduced the world to disposable underwear, comes the Purse Hook-er!

I had the opportunity to review the Purse Hook-er. The Purse Hook-er is a hook that attaches your purse to any surface so you can keep it where it belongs, safe clean and off the floor! When I first heard about the Purse Hook-er I thought that the idea was very intriguing. I had never seen anyone use one, but it seemed like a neat invention. After receiving in the mail and opening it I have to tell you I was really excited with how cute it was. It was very compact and came in a little stylish fabric pouch. I immediately hooked it onto my kitchen countertop and Voila! Instant purse hook. I was pretty impressed. So I neatly folded it back up into its cute pouch and put into my purse to give it a try. I have to say that as innovative as I thought it was, I was skeptical about how much I would really use it.

I was so wrong. I’ve only had this a week and a half and I have used it so many times. I used it in a restaurant when I didn’t want my purse on under my chair where I couldn’t see it. I used it at my mom’s house instead of throwing my purse onto the floor and watching its contents spill everywhere. And my favorite was when I was in a very dirty public bathroom. My daughter couldn’t wait until we got home so I had to go into…the dreaded dirty mall bathrooms. And there was no hook on the bathroom stall. I was starting to panic because the thought of putting my purse down on the floor was so revolting when I remembered the purse hook-er. I didn’t think it would work because it looked like it needed to be hung from a flat surface and there was no flat surface around. I decided to try it on the stall door and it worked!!! I was so amazed. I am sold now. Since then I’ve shown it to all of my friends who have also fallen in love with it.
Purse Hook-er was created by MyTagalongs. I first was introduced to this company through finding their products featured in a magazine. They have a wide variety of products that are different from what I have seen elsewhere. Here’s some info about MYTAGALONGS

MYTAGALONGS has created a wealth of well-designed, practical accessories that can be conveniently stashed at the office, in the car or in a purse.

MYTAGALONGS co-founders Jeannie Vondjidis and Nicole Authier interviewed over 200 women across Canada, delving into their handbags in order to understand their daily needs. The problem today is that when it comes to organizing their lives, women don´t have time to shuttle from store to store to find the items that they require,» explains Vondjidis, who graduated from the London School of Economics and has 20 years experience in marketing communications working on world class brands such as Disney and L´Oreal. «With MYTAGALONGS, we wanted to create a destination brand that groups together fun, fashionable items that answer most of women´s real life needs.

Designed for work, travel and every day life, MYTAGALONGS accessories help women to be prepared for anything that life might throw at them. Presented as individual items, mini-kits and kits, these accessories can tackle most situations from an unraveled hem and a crushed tampon, to packing strategically.

Win it! One lucky reader will win a Purse Hook-er from MyTagalongs.

To enter: visit MyTagalongs then come back and tell me what your favorite product is from their site (other than the Purse Hook-er-and believe me, there are plenty of other cool things!)

For extra entries:
Follow my blog
Subscribe to my blog
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Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends May 30, 2009 at Midnight. A winner will be chosen using and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US residents.

The winners are...

Tie Buddies - It looks like Alicia Arnold will be learning to tie her shoes with her new TIE BUDDIES.

DownEast Basics-Paula will be looking stylish and hip in her her two new outfits from DownEast Basics.

Congratulations to our winners. If you didn't win, don't despair, I have two giveaways going on right now (see side bar) and some more coming up soon!

Winners have been contacted via email.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Make your own cards!

A week ago, I attended the Mothers Day banquet at my church and we had someone come in and teach us how to make homemade cards. We all had so much fun making them (even my 4 year old daughter was able to make one) and what I loved was the fact that they could be as simple or as elaborate as I wanted. I had tried scrapbooking and bought all of the tools so I could do it, but time has just gotten away and I've given up on ever doing all of my pictures in scrapbooks. So, I was super excited when I realized that I could use a lot of those pens and markers and circle cutting tools for something much more practical for me and the amount of time I have. And with the cost of cards these days(I know, we are frugal girls, we'd never spend full price on a card) it could actually save me money!!

Lisa Reber is the Stampin' Up demonstrator who came and led our card making, and she was just awesome! She had some of the neatest samples of things that she had done, and she was so patient in explaining everything! I just had to share her site with you so that you can see some of the things she has done. She has the coolest recipe stand I've ever seen that you can put on your counter with your favorite recipes, and what is so awesome is that you design each of the recipe pages. I just love it!!!

Look around her site and be inspired as I was!!! I will be making some cards in the next few weeks and will share them with you :)

Her blog-Gulf Coast Stamper-get to know her personally and get new ideas
Her Stampin' It Up Site - has a wide variety of projects!

ALL YOU subscribers

Recently it was reported that there was a coupon book in June's ALL YOU magazine found in Walmart. However, the magazines that were mailed did not contain them. Dealseeking mom contacted ALL YOU for us and found out that they were going to correct this by sending them to subscribers who request it. Below is the information that you need to get yours. Thanks to DealSeeking mom for sharing this info with us.

ALL YOU is offering subscribers the chance to receive the extra insert at no cost when you email

Include the following info in your email:
1) Your account number, found on the mailing label just above your name and address. It is nine digits and is usually located between two asterisks, for example *123456789*
2) Your name and address as it appears on the mailing label
3) Your e-mail address
4) A specific mention that you are looking for the “Coupon book from the June issue of ALL YOU”

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Free DiGiorno Flatbread Melts-May 18th only

Be one of the first 100,000 people to register and get a coupon for a free Digiorno Flatbread Melt. Registration begins at 12:00 AM on May 18th.

Thank you Clair at Mummy Deals!

Walgreens 5/17 to 5/23

I'm not a huge fan of the Register Reward programs, but there are a few really good deals this week that I just can't pass up! Skintimate Shave Gel, $1.99
Get $1 RR
-$0.75/1 Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave or Shave Gel, SS 4/26/09
$0.24 after coupon and RR

Colgate Visible White Toothpaste, $4.99
Get $4.99 RR
-$1/1 Colgate printable
Make $1.00 after coupon and RR
Bayer Quick Release Crystals (4-ct.), $2.49
Get $2.50 RR
FREE after RR

Right Guard Antiperspirant/Deodorant Professional Strength, $5.99
Get $5 RRs
-$1/1 Right Guard SS 4/19/09 or
-$1/1 Right Guard SS 3/8/09
FREE after coupon and RR

Band-Aids 2/$5 and Neosporin $5
Get $4 RRs wyb $10
-$1/1 Band-Aid (excludes trial sizes) SS 2/8/09
-$1/1 Band-Aid (excludes trial sizes) V 4/26/09
--$1 off any Neosporin product SS 2/8/09
Buy (2) Band-Aids at $5
Buy (1) Neosporin at $5
Use (2) Band-Aid’s coupons for $2 off
Use (1) Neosporin coupon for $2 off
Total is $10 - $3 in coupons = $7
Get 4 RR
Total = $3 or $1 each after coupons and RR
-$1 off any Neosporin product SS 2/8/09

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 2/$2.79
-$0.75/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner SS 4/26/09
$0.65 after coupons!

Aveeno Products, 20% off
Buy 3 Aveeno products and get a FREE travel essentials kit
Buy (3) Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion (2.5-oz.) at $2.62
$0.63 ea. + get free travel kit!

CVS 5/17 to 5/23

There aren't too many good deals this week, but there are a few. Here's my favorites!

Hershey's Extra Large Bar $1.99 buy one get one free
-$1 Hershey Special Dark Bag or Extra Dark Bar or Bag (3.5 oz+), 3.5 oz + SS 4/19/09 (use 2 coupons)
FREE after coupons

Right Guard or Dry idea Deodorant 2/$5
Get $2 ECB wyb 2
-$2 Dry Idea® Roll-On Antiperspirant
Buy 2, use 2 coupons and you make $1 after coupon and ECB (limit 3)

Colgate sensitive whitening, enamel protect toothpaste 6 oz or Colgate visible white 4 oz $3.99 Get $2 ECB
-$1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste SS 5/17/09
$1 after coupon and ECB

St. Ives apricot Scrub, $1.49
-$1.50/1 St. Ives Facial Product SS 5/10/09
FREE after coupon

Shick Disposable Razors, $0.99
-$2/1 Schick Disposable Razor Package SS 5/10/09
FREE after coupon

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuga Sunwear Giveaway!-Closed!

I have always lathered my kids up with sunscreen whenever we go outside in the summer (and when I forget, my daughter is sure to remind me). It's just a given, living here in Florida, that we are going to be exposed to a lot of sun so I do my best as a mom to keep them from getting burned. However, sunscreen alone just isn'tenough.

The bad news: The average person receives 80% of his/her lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18. This means that what we do now as parents has a huge impact on their health when they get older.

The good news: There is clear consensus in the medical community that skin cancer can be virtually 100% prevented by developing 5 sun safety habits early in life:
1. Use SPF 15+ sunscreen
2. Wear sun protection clothing
3. Protect the eyes with UV400 sunglasses
4. Cover the head ears neck and face with a sun protection hat
5. Reduce time spent in the sun from 10am to 4pm.

So, I was really interested to learn more when I heard that there was swimwear material out there which meet the 50+ UPF standards of blocking 97.5% of UV rays. The Tuga Sunwear line of sun protection clothing takes care of most of those sun safety measures when kids are at the beach and in the water. Which in Florida is a good percentage of the time.

Tuga Sunwear offers the cutest, stylish clothes for everyone, mom, dad, brother, Pet? Yep, pet. Why not? Doesn't every dog need this outfit? He definitely proves it - You definitely don't have to sacrifice style for safety!

I was given the boy's Jammer 2-piece set to review. My son just loved it. He thought he was so cool looking. (nope, this isn't him in the pic) I put the outfit on him with a pair of sunglasses and he was running around the house all excited. He couldn't wait to go outside and play in it. The shirt was not very tight, which seemed to make it more comfortable. The shorts were tight fitting, but didn't have any itchy seams sticking out. All of the seams laid flat so they don't rub. What I liked most about the outfit was how quickly it dried after it got wet.

What impressed me about Tuga, is that the company is not just concerned with selling their products, but they are committed to educating people about sun safety, as they state it:
Our goal is to educate parents and kids on safe sun habits and to provide a program of sun protection products that make it fun and easy to do so. Tuga Sunwear sun protection clothing is designed to provide greater body coverage, yet still be functional. Our sun protection clothing's patterns are designed to be form fitting and to incorporate stylish cuts. And through the use of colorful designs we make sure kids are looking the best at the beach or the pool. For our sun protection clothing we use fabrics that are made specifically, both through the knitting and dying process, to meet the 50+ UPF standards of blocking 97.5% of UV rays.

Check out their site to see all of the cool, stylish, yet affordable, sun protection clothing. Your kids will look great and you will feel great knowing that you are doing something important that will save them a lot of problems in the future.

Buy it:
If you want one right now, head on over to Tuga Sunwear and order yours today. Use the code LIVINLUVIN to receive 20% off all products, except sale items.

Win it:
One lucky winner will win either a girl or boy outfit (shirt and shorts) in sizes 1-6yrs, or sm, m, l, xl

To enter: Visit Tuga Sunwear then come back and leave a comment and tell me what your favorite item is!

For Extra Entries:
Follow my blog
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Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends May 25, 2009 at Midnight.. A winner will be chosen using and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US residents.

Target-Free and Cheap

Thank you to Cents to Save for Moms for this great list of Target deals, most of which use the Kraft coupons that I've been talking about lately! These are really some awesome deals, I can't wait to go shopping tomorrow :)

Also, If you haven't signed up for the Kraft newsletter with recipes and savings, make sure you do so now by going registering here.

Buy 1 Crystal Light Drink Mixes: $2.99
Buy 1 Crystal Light Skin Essentials: $2.99
Use 1 $1.00 Printable HERE
Use 1 FREE Crystal Light Essential Printable HERE (will take off $2.99)
Use 2 $1.00 Target Printables HERE
Final Price: BOTH FOR FREE!

Nabisko 100 Calorie Packs: $2.04
Use $1.00 Printable HERE
Use $1.00 Target Printable HERE
Final Price: $.04

Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese: $1.97
Use $1.00 Printable HERE
Final Price: $.97 ea.

Buy 2 Easy Mac and Cheese Single Serve Cups: $.77 ea.
Use $1.00 Printable HERE
Final Price: $.27 ea.

Buy 2 Kraft Mayos: $1.99 ea.
Use 2 $1.00 Printables HERE
Use 1 $1.00 Target Printable HERE
Final Price: $.49 ea.

Buy 2 Kraft Salad Dressings: $1.59 ea.
Use 2 $1.00 Printables HERE
Use 1 $1.00 Target Printable HERE
Final Price: $.09 ea.

Ritz Crackers: $2.50
Use $1.00 Printable HERE
Use $1.00 Target Printable HERE
Final Price: $.50

Triscut Crackers: $2.04
Use $1.00 Printable HERE
Final Price: $1.04

Wheat Thins Crackers: $2.04
Use $1.00 Printable HERE
Final Price: $1.04

Ritz Bits: $2.00
Use $1.00 Printable HERE
Final Price: $1.00

Publix 5/14 to 5/20

I've decided that since Publix is probably where I spend most of my money I should start posting the Publix weekly will help me do better at planning for myself and hopefully it will help some of you out. So, here are my favorite deals at Publix this week!

Buy one, get one free Deals:
Nabisco Ritz Crackers, Asst Varieties 13.66 to 16-oz box, $3.49
-$1/1 Printable
$1.49 for two boxes after coupons ($.75 each)

McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning Asst Varieites .77 to 3.4-oz bot (Excluding Grill Mates Grinders), $1.99
-$1/2 from 05-03-09 RP
Free after coupons

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 16-Oz bot. BOGO $6.99
-$2/1 Hangtag
$2.99 after coupons ($1.50 each)

Ken’s Steak House Dressing or Lite Accents, Assorted Varieties, 7 or 16-oz bot. (Excluding Salad Dressing, 8-oz) BOGO $3.19
-$1/1 from 05-03-09 SS
$1.19 for two after coupons, ($.60 each)

Sweet Baby Rays, Asst Varieties 18-oz BOGO $2.29
-$1/2 from 05-03-09 SS
$.29 for two after coupon ($.15 each)

Lawry’s 30 Minute Marinade, Asst Varieties 12-oz bot., $2.85
-$1/2 from 04-05-09 RP
$1.85 for two after coupons, ($.93 each)

Lipton Tea Bags, 100-ct box, $3.95
-$1/2 from 03-15-09 RP
$2.95 for two after coupons, ($1.48 each)

Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Little Bites Asst Varieties 14.5-oz box, Frosted Mini-Wheats 16 to 20-oz box or Unfrosted Mini-Wheats 18-oz box, $3.89
-BOGO VocalPoint Mailer -makes it FREE

Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail or Juice Drink, Asst Varieties 4 or 6 pk, 10 or 12-oz bot, $3.99
-$1/1 Ocean Spray Cranergy Energy Juice Drink, Cranberry Lift, Raspberry Cranberry Lift, or Pomegranate Cranberry Lift from - 03-29-09 SS (if included)
-$1/1 Cranergy from LHJ, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Good Housekeeping April 2009 (if included)
$2.00 for two after coupons ($1.00 each)

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Regular or Churn Style, 15-oz tub or Twin pack, 2-pk 7.5-oz tub $1.89
-$1/2 from 04-05-09 Unilever
$.89 for two after coupons ($.45 each)

Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt or Fiber One, Asst Varieties 4-pk, 4-oz cup, $2.50
-$.50/1 from 03-29-09 SS
-$1.50 Printable
Free After coupons

Lysol Sanitizing Wipes Disinfects, Pre-Moistened Towelettes, Spring Waterfall: Regular or Citrus Scent, 80-ct cnstr. BOGO $4.99
-$1/1 from 04-26-09 SS or
-$1/1 from 03-15-09 SS
$3.o0 for two after coupons ($1.50 each)

Lysol Neutra-Air Air Treatment Asst Varieties, 10-oz can, $3.59
-$1.50/1 from 05-03-09 SS
$.59 for two after coupons ($.30 each)

Wonderful Mother's Day weekend

I had such an awesome Mother's Day weekend, I'm still overwhelmed by how great it went. My mother, daughter and I attended a Mother's Day Brunch on Saturday and then on Sunday my husband and father cooked all of the meals AND cleaned up afterwards!!!

My presents were quite memorable too. My 4 year old daughter made me a card & wrote (with help) that I get 3 wishes. She then proceeded to tell me my wishes were to have ice cream, go swimming and visit her Nana. Gotta love it! And my son made me a flower box at Lowe's, which came included with a plant. The plant had been sitting outside for two days in our 92 degree heat, never watered. I really wish I had a picture of this was so dead. But I loved both presents and won't forget them because they were definitely from the heart.

I have to give a shout-out to Nikki Knits clothing. When I attended the Mother Daughter banquet, me, my mom and daughter were all wearing our matching outfits. It was really special and we had so many comments on our cute outfits!

At the brunch we also made some crafts, which I can't wait to share with you. I am going to try to take some pictures and show them to you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New signature

I'm so excited...This blog has been up 2 months and one day now and I've focused on getting my content up I really haven't had time to make it pretty :) But it's baby steps for me and tonight I figured out how to create a signature and add it to my posts. So, here's my new signature, I hope you like it. I used MyLiveSignature to do it! Next step, a blog button!

Free 1-day pass to Sams

Through May 25th, if you print and bring in this pass, you can shop for one day at Sam's club with no up-charge. This is a great way to price check stuff and buy those bulk items that are worth getting! This is to celebrate National Small Business week, but there is nothing that says you must be a small business owner to use it.

Origins: Free Mini-Facial and Sample

From May 11-May 31, Origin stores are offering a free mini-facial and sample. Make your appointment now!
Click here for more details.

New coupons!

I was just on to print my $1.00 off Kraft barbeque sauce coupon and saw so many other awesome new coupons. Here's my favorites, make sure you check it out and print yours.

$1.00 off Crystal Light Drink Mix
$1.00 off 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
$1.00 off any wheat thins, 7.5 oz or larger
$1.00 off any Kraft salad dressing

Free Kraft Barbeque Sauce! has a $1.00 coupon for Kraft Barbeque Sauce. Target and Walmart have it for just $.75 so you get it free, plus overage! Hurry to print this coupon, it probably won't be here very long.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Free Dog Food from Rachel Ray

Get a free sample of Rachel Ray Nutrish Premium Dog Food.

Free Johnson & Johnson First Aid products @ Publix

I went to Publix today to pick up a few groceries and stumbled across this great deal.

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Products-prices vary; they start at $1.79
Green Advantage Flyer has $2 off 2 Publix coupon
Coupon dispenser in front of the first aid section had $3 off 2 manufacturer coupon

As always, you can use one Publix & one manufacturer coupon per item. So, I purchased pack of 10 Gauze pads for $1.79 and Hurt free wrap for $2.99. When I went to use the coupons, the cashier gave me some trouble b/c it was under $5 and the coupon was for $5. I asked her to adjust the coupon value. She called the manager over to determine what to do and the manager said as long as they weren't giving me cash back it was okay to have overage! So, I got the products free and had $.30 overage!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

CVS 5/10 to 5/16

Here's my favorites of the CVS deals this week and I've included two scenarios at the bottom. If you know of something I didn't list, please leave a comment and let me know! Happy shopping :)

Bayer Quick Release Crystals 4 ct $2
Get 2 ECBs
Use $1 coupon found on tearpad
Free after ECB, overage with coupon (limit 1)

Bayer/Ascensia Contour Meter $14.99
Get 5 ECBs
Use Free, up to $30 off coupon from SS 3/22/09
Free and Make $5 ECB (limit 2)

Vickery & Clarke or Pure Black Rice skin care (PSA $3.45)
Get $10 eb wyb $20 Limit 1
Use $1 off from RIB
Prices vary; lowest price would be buy 6 (cost $20.70) - 6 RIB coupons = $14.70
$14.70 after coupons, get $10 ECB = $4.70 after ECB and coupon or $.78 each

Schick Quattro for Women Razor $8.99
Get 4 ECBs
Use $4 coupon from SS 4/26/09
$.99 after coupon and ECB (Limit 5)

Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield Toothpaste $3.49
Get 2 ECBs
Use $1 off coupon from PG 5/3/09
$.49 after ECB and coupon (Limit 2)

Eucerin lotion, creme or body wash (PSA $5.49)
Get $5 eb wyb $15, (Limit 1)
(excludes Aquaphor and trial sizes)
Use $5 off any 2 Eucerin Redness Relief Moisturizers printable
prices vary

Colgate Toothbrushes $1.99
Spend $10 Earn 5 ECBs
Use $1 off coupon from SS 4/26/09
$.99 after Coupon (see scenario below to optimize use of ECBs)*

Buy $10 of Skippy, Ragu, Lipton or Hellmann’s
Get 3 ECBs

Schick Disposables Buy One Get One 50% off, $6.99
Use BOGO coupon from the SS 4/5/09
or Use $3/1 from the May All You Mag

Schick Scenario: Buy 2 and use both coupons = Total would be $6.99 +$3.50 = $10.49
Use BOGO coupon (-$6.99) Use $3 off coupon (=$3) =
Total is $.50 for two after coupons

Colgate Scenario:
Buy 6, $1.99 each =$11.94
Use (6) $1.00 off coupons
Total =$5.94, get 5 ECbs back
$.94 after ECBs ($.19 each)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tie Buddies Giveaway-Closed!

When I first heard about Tie Buddies I thought the idea was ingenious and couldn't wait to try them out. Then I started thinking about it and realized that my daughter didn't have a single pair of tie-shoes. Unfortunately, with the convenience of velcro and slip on, the art of tying shoes has become lost on my daughter. But learning to tie is an important part in the developmental process and certainly a skill we use throughout life. So my daughter got her first pair of lace-up shoes. And after one time trying the Tie Buddies (okay, actually two times, but truly the first time was me trying to figure out how to do it!) she was able to tie her shoes. She was so excited with herself and the ability to do it all by herself, it was a great confidence booster. And now I have a whole new selection of shoes to choose from because she can lace her own shoes.

Tie Buddies was created by a mother of two, Wendy Welling, who spent months fiddling with prototypes and ideas until finally perfecting Tie Buddies™. The key was to create cool characters and interactive stories that help the child learn and retain the process and as well as eliminating the frustrating ‘bunny ears or loops’ that just confuse children as they learn. Currently, they have one girl and one boy style available, but are looking at expanding with a new color or character, so...

I'm excited to tell you that one lucky reader will win a set of Tie Buddies (girl or boy). To enter, visit Tie Buddies , look at their current product and come back and tell me what color you would like to see them add to their product line.

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Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends May 18, 2009 at Midnight.. A winner will be chosen using and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US residents.

Free chocolate....yummy

Every Friday between May 8th and September, Mars Chocolate will be giving away coupons for a free chocolate bar to the first 250,000 people. It opens at 9 am and ends at 11:59 pm or when the last coupon is given out. It is called the Real Chocolate Relief Act, don't miss out on it...I know I will be online trying to get one tomorrow morning :) To register for your coupon, click here.

Free recipes & Coupons

Sign up for free recipes and coupons from Kraft...hurry, this doesn't last long!


Click Here

Stamp prices are going up...

If you have a wedding or birth announcement coming up that you will be using a lot of stamps for, you will definitely want to stock up now. Effective May 11, 2009 the Post Office is raising the price of the stamp from $.42 to $.44. The Forever Stamp is good no matter what the current rate is so if you purchase them now you will be saving money in the future!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Staples-Free & Cheap stuff!

Staples has:
Casio KL-20L label maker $19.99, FREE after rebate
Peachtree Pro-Accounting $140.00, Free after rebate
HP multipurpose paper $7.29, rebate for $62.9 = $1.00 for 500 sheet ream
Staples Photo Plus Paper, 4x6, $1 after rebate

Free Food at KFC-YUMMY!

You can get a KFC meal for free, but you have to print this coupon BY Wednesday, May 6th 9:59 pm.

The coupon is for 2 pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides, and a biscuit! Must be used between 5/5/09 and 5/15/09 (excluding Mother's Day).

For complete details visit here.
Thank you to Karen at Happy Mom Happy Family for finding this deal.

"I'm Parched...FruiTea Me!"

When you say those words Wednesday, May 6, at participating Arby's you will get a free FruiTea! Call first to verify that your Arby's location is participating.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

CVS 5/3 to 5/9

Here's my favorites for this week:

Adidas Deodorant $3.99
Use $1 off Adidas coupon V 4/5/09
Get $3 ECB
Free after ECB and Coupon (limit 3)

Colgate Max Fresh or Max White 4.6 to 6 oz $2.99
Use $1 Colgate Max Fresh or Max White Toothpaste,SS 4/26/09 or
All You Magazine, 5-22-09
Get $2 ECB
Free after ECB and coupon (limit 2)

Zantrex03 Insta-shot, 2 pk. $4.99
Get $4.99 ECB
Free after ECB (limit 1)

SoyJoy Bars, $5/10
Use $2/10 SoyJoy Bars coupon, SS 2/22/09
$3 for 10 bars ($.30 each) after coupon

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Smart Start, Frosted Mini-wheats, Special K cereal 12-18 oz. Nutri
Grain or Special K cereal bars 5-8 ct. 3$10
Use $1 off Kellogg's printable
Use $1/1 Kellogg’s Cereal, V 4/5/09
Get $5 ECB
Get 3 boxes of Kellogg's for $2 ($.67 each) after coupons and ECB!

And the winners of the "What's For Dinner" Giftbasket are...

The three randomly selected winners of the delicious "What's for Dinner" gift basket are:

Lynn Lascola

Congratulations to the winners...enjoy your dinner kits!

DownEast Basics clothing giveaway!-Closed

I'm excited to tell you about this new company I have found that has some of the most comfortable, stylish clothes and yet is totally affordable. Their clothing looks ike they come right out of a boutique but their prices are just slightly higher than Target.

DownEast Basics offers all different types of clothing, they even carry a maternity line. Their clothes all have very simple lines and look very classy. Something for any occasion and any budget!

I had the opportunity to review this sunset swimsuit and carmel cover-up. The clothing was made out of extremely nice, soft fabric. There was a lot of attention to detail, even down to a little red bow that they put on the inside label just to make it extra special. For the price, I was pleasantly suprised with the level of quality.

DownEast Basic is offering one lucky winner a size Small Sunset Swimsuit, Carmel Cover-up in white, Green Hula Shirt & denim Jetset skirt. Two full outfits in size small!!

To enter: Click here and take a look around. Come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite outfit is.

For Extra Entries:

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Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends May 13, 2009 at Midnight.. A winner will be chosen using and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US residents.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Free 8x10 at Walgreens on May 6

Wednesday, May 6 Walgreens is offering a free 8x10. All you have to do is enter code: MOTHER at online checkout. They seem to do this every couple of months or so and I always get's a great deal!