Sunday, January 31, 2010

Photo Coasters for $.99 from Arts Cow!

Right now, get photo coasters for $.99 with free shipping from Arts Cow! No limit on how many you order! Use code DRK99CST here.

Thanks, Hip2Save

My Favorite CVS Deals (1/31 to 2/6)

Here's my favorite deals for this week...if you want a full list of the deals for this week, check out Thrifty Mama's deals here.

Colgate Toothpaste $2.99 Earn 2 ECBs
Use $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste coupon from the 1/17 SS insert
Use $1/1 Colgate toothpaste printable coupon
FREE after coupon and ECBs (Limit 1)

Dove Men Care Body and Face Wash $5.49 Earn 5.49 ECBs Limit 2
Use $1/1 Dove Men Care printable coupon
Use $1.25/1 Dove Men Care coupon from the 1/31 RP insert
FREE plus up to $1.25 in overage after coupon and ECBs (limit 2)

Kmart: Reese's Pieces Candy Deal

For the week of 1/31 to 2/6:
At Kmart, purchase 4 packages of Reese's snacks and get a $10 Kmart gift card. The bags are $2.50 each, so you are spending $10 and getting $10 back...

The mail in rebate form printed at the register says the $10 is for future Hershey's products at Kmart!! Not sure how that is done, and if really it can be used on anything or if it will really have to be used on Hershey's products.

Local alert: Belk's

I was just at Belk's today (Gulf Coast Town Center) and they had a ton of stuff 50% off and an additional 50% off for a total of 75% off! They had some really cute shoes for sale, especially some hip looking boots for between $10 and $15 !!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winner of the BJ's Gift Card

Sorry it's taken so long to announce the winner...but the winner of the $25 BJ's Gift Certificate is: Melodic Mom!

Congratulations Melodic Mom & Thank you to BJ's and BlogSpark for another great giveaway!

$5 Gift Card for Babies R Us - TODAY ONLY!

Today (1/28/10) only, become a fan of Babies R Us On Facebook & get a $5 gift card!!!

Quantities are limited, so hurry up and don't miss this one. I signed up and they said that they would email the coupon within the next few days and it can be used in store or online.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Free Rental Code - Blockbuster Kiosk

Use Code: GT9SA for a FREE movie rental! This code expires 2/28/10. This code can be used once per debit/credit card.

Thanks, I Heart Publix!

For my local readers:

While I know a lot of my readers are from all over the country, I am starting to get a larger number of local readers, and so I want to make sure that I let them know about all of the good local deals out there. So, if you are living near me in the SW Florida area watch out, I am going to start letting you know everytime I find a good local deal or event going on!!!

To start, this week, here's what I've found:
-Dick's Sporting Goods at Gulf Coast Town Center is having a clearance sale & an additional 50% off. I scored some kids cleats for $5.99!!!
-Belk's (Gulf Coast Town Center) is having an enormous clearance sale as well.

Children's Place-Clearance + 15% off

Children's Place is having a big clearance sale & right now you can get an additional 15% off by using code:E79AA Shipping is a flat fee of $5.

Yoplait Smoothies Coupon - $1.50 off!!!

I love these smoothies, and they are healthy!!

$1.50 off a bag of Yoplait Smoothies (found in the Freezer aisle)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dairy Queen - 6 B1G1 Blizzard Coupons!

My brother and his family were here this weekend and we had a great time. Now they are gone, and I'm feeling sick so -not a good day :( However, this deal perked me up-nothing like some ice cream when you are feeling under the weather!!!

When you join the Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club you will get coupons for 6 B1G1 free coupons. The first one comes when you sign up, and the others are spaced throughout the year!

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Party City $10 off $30

I wish I had this coupon 2 weeks ago when I had to buy decorations for my daughter's birthday party!

Here's a $10 off $30 Party City printable coupon for online and in-store purchases, expires Feb 1st, 2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!

Graco Stroller Recall

Graco Recalls Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Graco’s Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems

Units: About 1.5 million

Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.

Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller’s canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.

Description: This recall involves Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:

Model Numbers
6303MYC, 6303MYC3 7240DNB, 7240DNB2
7240MKL2, 7240MKL3 7F02GLM3
6320IVY, 6320LAU 7241DDH2, 7241DHO3 7F04TAY3
6330CAP, 6330THR,
6330THR3 7255CLP, 7255CLP2,
7255CRA2, 7255CRA3,
7255CSA3, 7255GPK3,
7255GRN, 7255GRN2,
7255JJB3, 7255ORC2,
7255WLO2, 7255WLO3 7F07EMA3
6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3 7256CLO2, 7256SPM2,
7256SPM3 7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3
6F03GLN3 7260BAN, 7260BAN2,
7260BAN3, 7260MRA2,
7260MRA3, 7260PKR,
7260PKR2 7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4
6G10CSE3 7270BIA, 7270BIA2 7G01CRL3
7235GGA, 7235GGA2 7E01JON2, 7E01JON3 7G04KRA3
7236CDR2 7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3 7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3
7237HOL2, 7237HOL3 7F01FOR3 7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3

Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches (see photo below) are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.

Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

Printable Coupons you don't want to miss has some really high value coupons right now, make sure to print them while they are still available...

Here's some of my favorites out there right now:

Baby items:
$.75 - Huggies Wipes
$2.00 Huggies snugglers or Little Movers
$1.00 any Huggies
$2.00 Huggies Overnights
$2.50 Huggies Pure & Natural

Beauty items:
$2.50 on Aveeno Nourish+ hair care product
$2.00 Lubriderm
$2.00 Aveeno Body or baby care
$1.00 Loreal skincare

$1.00 All
$2/2 Welch's sparkling cider
$1.00 Morton Salt
$3.00 off any 2 Glade products

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MySavings Review-A Great Money Saving Resource!

The following is a sponsored review:

There are so many different sources out there for those of us who are looking to save money; some are good, some not so good. One of the ones that I have used before and I think is quite user-friendly and accurate is MySavings.

MySavings is an online community dedicated to bringing together consumers to share money saving tips and offers. The site offers a fairly comprehensive amount of deal-seeking information. They offer information as to which companies are offering free samples, online product deals, and giveaways, as well as how to get a lot of different free stuff.

One of my favorite features of MySavings is the printable coupons. There are a lot of coupons on there, and since they are in one easy to search location it is a great site to bookmark for those times when you are looking for a specific coupon or just planning your weekly grocery trip.

In my opinion, MySavings is a great resource because it takes information that is probably already out there on the web, but brings it to one location where it is a lot easier to keep track of and actually use all of the information. Quite a time saver!

-This was a sponsored review in which I did receive monetary compensation. However, the viewpoints are my honest opinion and were not based upon receiving compensation.

Lowes online coupon - 10% off or $10 off $50

Use code MOVER10 adn get 10% off an online purchase
To get $10 off $50 use (if you are spending less than $100 this would be best) use code LOWES50

Monday, January 18, 2010

Money-saver Monday

Here's some free items!

Free eCookbook: 31 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes featuring 53 pages of quick and easy recipes.

Free Coupon E Course -
You’ll get the Monday Couponing Class and the daily tips and deals delivered to your inbox. In ten short classes, you’ll be bringing home hundreds of dollars in free toiletries, makeup, medicines, household items, non-perishables and other essentials every month.

And some money-saving coupons
Rite Aid $5 off $25
Bath and Body Works-Free Antibacterial soap with a $10 purchase

Friday, January 15, 2010

116 days and counting

115 more days until D-day (DELIVERY of our new baby girl)!

We still don't have any names picked out. Since my daughter's name begins with an "A" and my son's name begins with a "B" we are looking at "C" names, but so far to no avail! I really like the names: Caitlin, Christina, or Carolyn but my husband doesn't seem to like any of them :(

I'd love to hear from you if you have any "C" suggestions??? Since we didn't decide on either of our children's names until the day we were being let go from the hospital, I doubt we'll do any better this time around, but it would help to have some ideas in mind!

$15 Babies R Us Gift card WYB 2 boxes of Pampers

Stop by Toys R Us / Babies R Us during their 4 day super dale (Jan. 15th-18th)!

Buy any (2) Pampers diaper boxes (92 ct. or higher) and get a Free $15 Babies R Us OR Toys R Us Gift Card.

Save money on paint!

If redoing a bedroom is on your Resolution list, here's a deal you might be able to use:

Get a $5 rebate on 1-gallon or $20 rebate on 5-gallons of paint at Home Depot. Paint must be purchased by February 17. View the rebate form here.

The qualifying brands include:

■ BEHR Interior and Exterior Paints and Primers, Decorative Finishes, Waterproofers, Stains and Cleaners
■ GLIDDEN® Interior and Exterior Paints
■ RALPH LAUREN® Paints and Specialty Finishes

Thanks, Moneywise Moms!

25% off entire purchase at Old Navy

This is going to go quick, so hurry up and find this one!

Click Here
2. Click on the $7 yoga pants to the right
3. The waist band on the pants will turn bright pink
4. A 25% off coupon will pop up
5. Click on Make Coupon
6. Print out your coupon or email it

Note: These are unique coupon barcodes. One time use

Thanks, Slick Deals!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free Wet Wipes

Print this $1.50 off a canister of Wet Ones wipes when you take the pledge to stop the Sperad of Germs. Then next week use them at Walgreens next week (starting 1/17) to score two canisters for free!

Buy two Wet Ones Canisters 2/$4 and earn a $1 RR
Use two $1.50/1 Wet Ones Printable Coupons
Free after coupons and RR!

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Free E-Book - Pure Pleasure

If you have Kindle or just want to listen to a book on your PC, here's a free e-book from Amazon.

Download a free copy of Pure Pleasure by Gary Thomas here.

Get a $15 Target gift card for trying out Wii Fit

Awesome deal if your target is participating! (select locations in CA, TX, GA, FL), Mine isn't participating, but maybe yours is...

Stop by our Target event tent to try Wii Fit™ Plus and
get a $15 Target GiftCard® while supplies last*.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

$1 printable coupon for StarKist Tuna

Vocalpoint has these $1 off coupons for StarKist Tuna Creations packets. It is reported that Walmart has them for $1.48 so that makes it only $.48 after coupon. Or you can get them at Meijer cheaply or free at Kroger!

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Free Bagel From Einstein Bagels

Become a fan of Einstein Bros. and get a coupon for a free bagel and schmear! Once you are a fan click on the “free bagel” tab to be able to print your coupon

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wholesale Club shopping: to do or not to do??? (Giveaway)-CLOSED

Right before the holidays I was given the opportunity through Blog Spark to get a 3 month trial membership to BJ's. I am just about at the end of the trial membership so I thought I would share my findings with you:

The first time I went to BJ's, I didn't buy anything. Instead, I simply wrote down all of the items that I would normally purchase and their prices (Note, I left my kids home for this endeavor :) Then I went over to my favorite shopping store, which is Publix, and compared the prices. I then compared BJ's with Publix. In addition, I took the items that I know are quite often buy one get one free and compared that sale price with BJ's, my results surprised me quite a bit.

I found that on the basic staple items: orange juice, milk, butter, and eggs that BJ's was significantly cheaper even then when I find the items on sale at Publix. However, I was disappointed because even though they carried my brand of Orange Juice (my family is very orange juice specific) they didn't carry any orange juice with pulp in it which just won't fly in my family. And I found that even though the milk was cheaper it was not antibiotic and hormone free so it also wasn't an option for my family. The eggs and butter were definitely a pretty significant savings as well.

Meat was definitely cheaper here than at a grocery store without sales; however I found that Publix offers the same prices when the item is on sale. For instance, every 6-8 weeks Publix has chicken breasts for $1.99 a pound but is normally $3.99 a pound. BJ's is always $2.99. So, if you can utilitze the concept of stock piling you can do better at Publix; however for the convience of purchasing what you want when you want BJ's is a terrific option.

Because I don't purchase a lot of pre-packaged foods there wasn't a lot of savings to be found on a normal basis; however I did find that for large parties (which we seem to have a fair amount) their sheet cakes and drinks and chips can save almost enough to justify the membership fee alone.

I was super excited that they will take it allowed me to score some pretty good deals. For instance they had Welch's sparkling cider priced at 4 for $6.99 and we had those $2/2 coupons online right before Christmas, which means I got 4 bottles for $2.99!!

In summary: At first, I was not overwhelmed with the amount of savings. And I was fairly disappointed in the fact that many of the specific items I purchase on a regular basis were not available there. I can do better stockpiling when things are on sale. However, when looking at all of the information, overall, on those occasions when I need to purchase items and I haven't planned well enough or it is last minute BJ's has a lot of savings to offer.

The fact that they also have a gas station which is almost always $.03 or more cheaper combined with the fact that they accept coupons I have decided to go ahead and purchase a full membership for the year which is $45. My thought is that, especially with having a new baby this upcoming May, that although my intentions are to never shop without coupons & always stockpile, life sometimes gets in the way and BJs will allow me to still save money.

In conjunction with this BJ's shopping experiment, BlogSpark has graciously given me a $25 gift certificate to BJ's that I can offer one lucky winner!!

Win one: One lucky reader will win a $25 gift certificate to BJ's.
To enter: Leave me a comment telling me what item you would love to stock up on at BJ's.
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 January 19, 2009 at Midnight. A winner will be chosen using and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US residents.

Full Disclosure: I received a 3 month trial membership and a $25 gift certificate for writing this review. Free trial membership, gift card, information and giveaway have all been provided by BJs Wholesale Club, General Mills and MyBlogSpark. The statements above are my honest feelings, but represent only that, my feelings and opinions!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Staples Deals this week 1/3 to 1/9

Free after Rewards
This week purchase an Avery heavy duty view binder and get the full price of it back in staples rewards! Limit 4. It seems like they have free after rewards items quite often, so if you get started with this you can keep rolling your rewards in the future! * Rewards are mailed in February.

Free after Rebate:
Scotch pop-up desk grip tape dispenser, $3.99-$1 instant savings - $2.99 easy rebate = FREE
Pentel Hyper G retractable gel pens, 4/pack $6.99-$3 instant savings -$3.99 easy rebate=FREE

Only $1!!!
Westcott 7" straight-handlee scissors, reg. $6.29
Staples 1-subject poly notebook, reg. $2.49
Staples black/white composition book, Reg. $2.49
Staples Pull & Seal #10 envelopes, 25/pack, Reg. $3.99
BIC ClicMatic .7mm mechanical pencils, 4 pack, Reg. $4.79
Staples 100% recycled writing pads, letter size, Reg. $5.79
Quartet Endura Glide dry erase markers, 4 pack, Reg. $4.49

$1 after rebate
Staples Photo Plus 4x6 paper 60/pack, $9.99-$8.99 Rebate = $1.00
HammerMill CopyPlus copy paper 500 sheet ream $6.29-1.29 instant savings - $4 rebate=$1

Leap Frog Tag books!

Target has the tag books on sale for $9.99 this week. Use the $4 off coupon and score them for $5.99!!!!