Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Book Review: A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury


Karen Kingsbury is a well-known Christian fiction and children’s book author. Her Baxter family series were incredibly popular and it seems these books in the Women of Faith series will be just as wonderful. A Time to Dance takes the reader on an emotional journey of a husband and wife who are trying to reclaim their once vibrant and certain love for eachother.

Karen Kingsbury is my all-time favorite author. Her books, although fictional, give insight into troubles that many of us face during our lives and provide scriptural truths on how to deal with them. This book was definitely an emotional roller coaster the entire way through. I went from laughing to crying and ended with a certain peace in my heart that if you listen to Him, He will lead you down the right path. Don’t read this book unless you are prepared to stay up all night because you can’t put the book down. You’ll also need some tissues!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cellfire Cyber Monday Special

In celebration of Cyber Monday (November 29) Cellfire is planning another promotion where you can potentially win $5 off your next shopping trip at Kroger and Kroger-owned stores. The promotion will run for 5 hours from Noon (Pacific) to 5PM. When you login to Cellfire through THIS LINK, you just may win 1 of 1,000 $5 coupons. The coupons will be distributed randomly during that 5 hour period—and each member gets only one chance on their first login to see if they won.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BEWARE! Clairol $2 Coupon DOESN'T WORK for Herbal Essence

Have you seen people posting about this deal where they say to use the $2/1 Clairol product coupon from the 10/31 PG on Herbal Essence products?  Well, tried it today and the coupon beeps.  It may be technically correct that the coupon should work, but the reality is that it does not.  To make matters harder to argue in the store (not that I would....I pick my battles), the only pictures on the coupon are for the hair color boxes.

If you get a cashier that overrides....lucky day for you!

Book Review: The Treasure of God's Word

The Treasure of God's Word: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible by Jack Countryman


This book is bound in what feels like leather and has gold edged pages to give it a more collectible feel than just another book to read. I consider this book to be a devotional or quick scripture reference. There are 45 distinct topics that are covered and provide the entire referenced scripture verse. Some of the topics range from God’s grace to humility.

I enjoyed the short opening which gave the history of how the King James Version came into existence; it was very enlightening and provided historical reference that I had not found in any other book I have read. The content of the book was well organized and provided the entire verse instead of just a portion and a reference back to the original verse in the Bible. I really don’t think that other than the opening few pages with the historical references, that this book seemed any different than other devotions or topical books of its kind. I wasn’t much of a fan of the “old” look and feel of the book; it seems strangely out of place when compared to other reference or devotional books. The pages are nice and well suited to a devotional gift book, however.

Book Review: The Grace of God

The Grace of God by Andy Stanley


The Grace of God is a book that seeks to explain the hard issues people have with understanding grace. Stanley explains how the God of the Old Testament is not any different than the God of the New Testament, but that our perception is that God is different because of the way He uses His grace. Stanley also points out God’s grace in various Bible stories that we don’t often look at in the light of grace.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it changed my outlook on life. The main message I got out of the book is that grace is not fair, it is not deserved, and there is nothing we can do (or not do) to obtain grace (or lose it). Grace is God’s gift and He can dispense it as He sees fit. When you look at grace in this light, you realize that sometimes bad people get a break or forgiveness when we think they don’t deserve it…maybe that’s God’s grace. Who are we to judge what is fair for God to do and what is not…HE IS GOD, WE ARE NOT.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cellfire Appreciation - HURRY!

Starting today, you can go to Cellfire, save 10 coupons and automatically be awarded a $1 off anything at Kroger (or any of their other banner stores we support). The $1 will appear in your account on Tuesday, November 16 when the promotion is over. Promotion ends on 11/15/10!  To be eligible, you must be a fully registered member.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Walgreen Candy Clearance

The Wags on 419/221 has their candy on clearance 75% off!  The big bags of $5.99 candy are just $1.49 now.  There are also clearanced butterfinger, nestle crunch, and lifesaver gummies bags...there are coupons available for these....I think $1/2.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Cellfire Coupons

Coupons available for saving Tuesday 11/02 through 11/15.  Go HERE to load them to your shopper's card!

Available at all these fine stores:
Safeway, Kroger, ShopRite, SHOP ‘n SAVE, King Soopers, Smith’s JayC, QFC, Hilander, Owen’s, Fry’s, PayLess, Cala/Bell, Dillons, Gerbes, Ralphs, Scott’s, Fred Meyer, Vons, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Pavillions, Genuardi’s, and Carrs.

Pillsbury® Frozen Grands! Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

Green Giant® boxed Vegetables Save $.60
Save $0.60 when you buy THREE any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls.

Pillsbury® Crescents Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls.

Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands! Save $.30
Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

Pillsbury® Italian Meal Bread Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust).

Pillsbury® Cookie Dough Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough.

Progresso® Soups Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO CANS any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Total® cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Total® cereal listed- Whole Grain Total®, Total® Raisin Bran, Total® Cranberry Crunch, Total® Blueberry Pomegranate, Total® Cinnamon Crunch, Total® Plus Omega-3s Honey Almond Flax.

Bisquick® Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

Cheerios® Cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal (the one in the yellow box).

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal.

Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any variety 19 OZ. - 24 OZ. ONLY Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables.

Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Betty Crocker® Cake Mix/Frosting Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties).

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Pillsbury® Holiday Cookies Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies.

Pillsbury® Savorings Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Savorings® products.

Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers® Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers® frozen vegetables.

Betty Crocker® Muffin Mix Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Box Muffin Mix or Fiber One® Box Muffin Mix.

Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any Pillsbury® Sweet Moment® Refrigerated Desserts.

Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

Betty Crocker® boxed Potatoes Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® boxed Potatoes (Except Potato Buds® and Betty Crocker® Pouch).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado


Outlive Your Life gives the reader assurance that their life matters and that although no one person can do everything needed in our world, every person can do something that will make a difference in someone’s life. Max Lucado urges his readers to realize that it is their Christian duty to help others in need, just as Christ did in his 33 years here on earth.

I have never been a fan of Max Lucado, although I have no specific reason why, so I was not sure what to expect in this book. I was worried that the book would water down our Christian obligation to living a godly life and be helpful to others. I was pleasantly surprised when I got into the book because it’s just the opposite of what I expected. Lucado presents Biblical proof of our obligation to others in need and gives real-life advice on how we can all accomplish this goal. We all tend to forget that we are not called to change the world, but to give out the gospel and live in His image. We may not all be called to the missions field in Africa, but we can all pray for those in need or provide love to those around us. This book gives us practical suggestions of things we can do to make a difference in this book.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Freebies from Crest!!

I don't recall signing up for this, but last night when I got home, I found a FedEx box waiting for me. Inside of it was a whole Crest whitening kit. It came with:

1- Crest Whitestrips professional 2 hour treatment (good for 3 mos)
1- Crest Whitening toothpaste (some new kind I've never seen)
1- Crest Whitening dental rinse (some new kind I've never seen)
1- Crest Whitening toothbrush

Apparently I signed up to be a part of their trial group. I sign up for so many things that I honestly can't remember where I saw this at to sign up for. The letter inside said that I have been chosen to be a trial panelist of these products and they'll send me a survey to complete in a week or so!

COOL!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Deadline......Oooppss!

Sorry, I forgot to mention in THIS post that the bonus Swagbucks code is only good today until 7 pm EST.

Swagbucks

Most of you have seen me post about how awesome Swagbucks is.  To date (since Jan 2010), I have earned $155 in Amazon gift cards.  There are plenty of other prizes to choose from, the Amazon gift cards just fit me the best.

Well, if you haven't signed up....NOW'S THE TIME!!!  There is a special Swag Code in my Swidget (bottom right side of the blog...click on Swag Code to find it) that is worth an ADDITIONAL 20 Swagbucks when you join up now.

Get the code, click HERE to sign up, and start enjoy the freebies!!!  Dop me a line if you ever need help or want some tips on how to earn more Swagbucks!!

Don't forget.....there is also a giveaway going on until the end of October, but you have to hurry.....you need to earn 25 Swagbucks through searching by 10/31 to qualify for the contest!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Free Samples

Do you sign up for free samples?  I do!  I love getting "presents" in the mail all the time and most samples come with really good, high value coupons too.  Even if I won't use the product (like baby items, etc), I sign up for the samples any way.  I can always find someone who wants the sample and I can use the coupons to trade for ones that I do want.

Here's one of my favorite websites for samples.  You can sign up to receive a daily email too that will let you know what the sample of the day is and provide you a link to sign up.

I also like the Walmart sample website.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cradle Rock Giveaway

This is a cute children's musical idea....popular tunes to simple children's melodies.  Check out the giveaway from Sage and Savvy here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cellfire Coupons 10/12/10

New Coupons from Campbell’s
There are two new coupons from Campbell’s which are a great addition for quick meals on cold days.


Clip Coupons and Win Cash
The Giveaway is going on for another week. For every coupon you clip to your savings card, you receive an entry to win one of five $500 gift certificates to your favorite Cellfire grocery store.  Winners will be announced on October 20th!


Cinderella Part III (Pre-Announcement)
Cellfire is gearing up for another run at the Cinderella promotion. This time the dollars-off-next-purchase coupons will be available at all of our participating banners including all Kroger stores, all Safeway stores (except Dominick’s) and all ShopRite stores. They’ll offer up similar coupons where you could win one of several denominations--$1, $3, $5, $10.  More details to come....


These coupons are available now through October 18 and expire November 1.



Go HERE to load them to your shopper's card (or load them through the widget on the right side of the blog).
Select Harvest Soup Save $1.00
Save $1.00 on any two (2) can, microwavable bowl or Healthy Request® varieties of Campbell's® Select Harvest® soup.

Campbell's® Chunky Soup Save $1.00
Save $1.00 on any two (2) can, microwavable bowl or Healthy Request® varieties of Campbell's® Chunky soup.

Green Giant® boxed vege's Save $.60
Save $0.60 when you buy THREE any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Pillsbury® Crescents Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls.

Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits Save $.30
Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust).

Progresso® Soups Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Nature Valley® Granola Bars Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars (excludes Nature Valley® Granola Thins).

Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars OR Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars .

Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

Gardetto's Snack Mix Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 8 OZ. OR LARGER Gardettos® Snack Mix.

Kix® cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Kix® cereal listed: Kix®, Berry Berry Kix®, Honey Kix®.

Cocoa Puffs® cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs® cereal.

Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any variety 19 OZ. - 24 OZ. ONLY Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables.

Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties).

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Select Cheerios® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Cheerios® cereal listed- Frosted Cheerios®, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios®, Banana Nut Cheerios®, Fruity Cheerios®, Chocolate
Cheerios®, Cheerios® Oat Cluster Crunch, Yogurt Burst Cheerios®, Berry Burst Cheerios®.

Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks.

Pillsbury® Savorings Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Savorings® products.

variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables.

Betty Crocker® Box Muffin Mix or Fiber One® Box Muffin Mix Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Box Muffin Mix or Fiber One® Box Muffin Mix.

Any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Refrigerated Desserts.

Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins.

Yoplait Kids Zone Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed- Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt, Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt, Yoplait® Splitz Yogurt.

Betty Crocker® Potatoes Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® boxed Potatoes (Except Potato Buds® and Betty Crocker® Pouch).

Betty Crocker® Fudge Brownie Mix Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO BOXES any variety Betty Crocker® Fudge Brownie Mix.

Congrats to Jennifer H for Joining Swagbucks!

Welcome to the Swaggin' Family!!!! 

Swagbucks has just upped their daily awards for the NOSO, Daily Poll, Toolbar, and Surveys!  For the next week, instead of 1 Swagbuck a day for each of these, you can earn 2 Swagbucks per day now!!  That's 8 free bucks every day!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Congrats to Raki for Joining Swagbucks!

Welcome to the Swaggin' Family!!!!  Take advantage of the FREE Swagbucks each day by:
1. Installing the toolbar and logging on to the internet
2. Check the NOSO (No Obligation Special Offers) and skipping (or signing up for) each one
3. Checking the Surveys (make sure to fill out your profile so you can better your chances of qualifying for surveys)
4. Answer the Daily Poll

There ya go....4 FREE Swagbucks each day. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cellfire Giveaway: (5) $500 Grocery Gift Certificates!!


Cellfire is kicking off Fall with a Save and Win Giveaway where every coupon saved on your shopper's card through Cellfire is an entry to win one of five $500 grocery gift certificates.

Dates: 10/5/10 - 10/18/10
Winners Announced: 10/20/10

New Cellfire Coupons

Go HERE to load these coupons to your shopper's card (or use the widget on my right sidebar)!

Available at All Safeway Banners and All Kroger Banners

Green Giant® boxed vege's Save $.60
Save $0.60 when you buy THREE any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Pillsbury® Crescents Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls.

Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits Save $.30
Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust).

Progresso® Soups Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Nature Valley® Granola Bars Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars (excludes Nature Valley® Granola Thins).

Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars OR Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars .

Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

Gardetto's Snack Mix Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 8 OZ. OR LARGER Gardettos® Snack Mix.

Kix® cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Kix® cereal listed: Kix®, Berry Berry Kix®, Honey Kix®.

Cocoa Puffs® cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs® cereal.

Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any variety 19 OZ. - 24 OZ. ONLY Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables.

Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties).

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Select Cheerios® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Cheerios® cereal listed- Frosted Cheerios®, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios®, Banana Nut Cheerios®, Fruity Cheerios®, Chocolate
Cheerios®, Cheerios® Oat Cluster Crunch, Yogurt Burst Cheerios®, Berry Burst Cheerios®.

Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks.

Pillsbury® Savorings Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Savorings® products.

variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables.

Betty Crocker® Box Muffin Mix or Fiber One® Box Muffin Mix Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Box Muffin Mix or Fiber One® Box Muffin Mix.

any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Refrigerated Desserts.

Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins.

Yoplait Kids Zone Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed- Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt, Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt, Yoplait® Splitz Yogurt.

Betty Crocker® Potatoes Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® boxed Potatoes (Except Potato Buds® and Betty Crocker® Pouch).

Betty Crocker® Fudge Brownie Mix Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO BOXES any variety Betty Crocker® Fudge Brownie Mix.

Some Campbell's soup coupons will be added later on in the week, so check back often!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Review: Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil by Bryan Wright

Seeds of Turmoil is a Biblical reference and discovery for today’s issues in the Middle East. Many people fight for peace in the Middle East and wonder why there always seems to be conflict and hatred coming out of that part of the world. This book takes you back to the very beginning, the book of Genesis, and traces the issues and lineage of the conflict through time.

I was excited to read this book because I wanted to finally understand, from a true Biblical perspective, the reasons for the ever-present conflict in the Middle East. After all, my husband has served in two wars in the Iraq region and is getting ready to serve in Afghanistan, so I had a good reason to want to learn. I was initially disappointed in the book, as the first few chapters kept repeating the same thing over and over again….yes, Abraham and Sarah made a mistake…got it. I am glad I kept reading though because it did teach me a lot and finally moved on from the Abraham/Sarah issue. However, the book ABRUPTLY ended in my opinion. I was left flipping through the Glossary, thinking there had to be more….it has to wrap up somewhere. Nope, it just drops you off without warning. I assume the author covered everything that needed to be covered, but there was no clear ending…no wrap up or conclusion. Well, even with those faults, it’s a good book to read and provides lots of Scriptural proof to back up the conflict in the Middle East.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October Contest - FREE $25 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate

In order to boost activity and encourage new members to join in the fun of Swagbucks and my blog, I have decided to host a contest.  The winner will be chosen at the end of October and will be picked using Random.org to ensure fairness.

What do you win?

A $25 gift certificate to Restaurant.com - you choose how to use it!

What do you have to do to enter?  You have a chance for 4 entries!

One mandatory entry:
1. Joing Swagbucks by using this link here.  Leave a comment letting me know you have done so along with your Swagbucks user name.  Once you have earned a minimum of 25 Swagbucks by searching, you'll be officially entered!  If you already use Swagbucks, check out option #4 below - you can use this as an alternate for the mandatory entry.  Keep an eye out for next month's contest that won't require you to have a new Swagbucks account!

Additional Entries (once you have completed the above mandatory entries):

1.  If you reach 100 Swagbucks from searching before the end of October, you'll earn yet another entry.  Just come back here and leave a comment with your SB user name.

2. Post a deal in the comments section to share with other users.

3. Follow my blog using the Google 'Follow' widget to the right of this page OR subscribe in a reader and come back and let me know you have done so.

4. Invite a friend to join Swagbucks through this link and you'll be eligible to earn another entry when they reach their 25 Swagbucks from searching.  Just leave me a comment here of the Swagbucks user name of the person you invited.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Found a New Coupon Home!

I was checking out CravingSavings' blog and saw a link for Our Coupon Home.  I decided to give it a try and join.  I have been very pleased with the members on this board and the things their site covers.  It's not as big as some other boards I belong to like HCW, but that actually makes it better for those of you starting out in coupon boards.

Check it out and join HERE!  Let me know what you think after you've joined and looked around!

You can also access their site any time by clicking on their button on the right side of my page...it's labeled 'Our Coupon Home'.

Free tub of Kandoo Wipes

First 10,000
Link: http://www.pamperskandoo.com/coupon.aspx
Credit: Common Sense With Money

Beware...site is getting hammered right now.  Coupon to be mailed within 2 weeks.

$1.50 MM on Carmex Moisture Plus

Right now the Carmex Moisture Plus lip treatments are supposed to be on sale for $2.99 with a $2 RR.  Well, I went to get one yesterday and my $1/1 coupon beeped because the Carmex only rang up at $0.50!  Heck, I ditched the coupon and bought the Carmex at $0.50, hoping that it would still spit out the $2 RR.  IT DID!!  I did the deal again today and it is still working.

If you get the Wags coupon policy from here, you should be able to use the $1/1 coupon (no prints available) if you still have it and have the coupon adjusted down.  Now, I'll warn you, this is a new policy for most Wags (especially in our area), so you may get a little flack from the cashier.  I'd gently show them the policy that is on THEIR website!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

6 Swagbucks Until 2pm est

Sorry, but I just saw this and it's a short time frame code worth 6 Swagbucks.....just check out their blog post about the ipod nano.

Swag Code Help

Swagbucks has just put together a nice help page for those of you not used to looking for Swag Codes.  Each section has a screen shot on how a code will appear in that area, as well as some tips on what to look for.  This is nice for those of you who don't quite know how to look for (or enter) special codes that are given throughout the day.

If you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, what are you waiting for?  I have so far earned $130 in Amazon gift cards since January of this year.  Go here to join and start earning your own prizes!  You can learn more about how to maximize your Swagbucks earning potential here.  Also, check out their 'winning tips' section to get even more ideas on how to maximize your earning potential.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

12 Swagbucks - Exp 4:15 pm EST 9/21/10

Check out this blog post for a clue on how to find a code worth 12 Swagbucks!  It was super easy and I found it on the first one I clicked on.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

8 Swagbucks until 3 pm est

Check your toolbar for a clue where to find a code worth 8 Swagbucks!

Code Trading

I thought it'd be nice for us to have a resource for trading codes, etc of things we collect.

I personally use:
Coke codes (Coke products, Powerade, Minute Maid, etc)
Pop Tart codes (inside specially marked flavor card packages-code printed on inside of the box)

I can use to trade for codes I need:
Huggies Enjoy the Ride points (on/inside packages)
Pampers points (on/inside packages)
Amazon diaper discount codes (card insert in various magazines...Parents, etc during September)

If you have anything that you won't use....just send it to me in an email.

If you want to add what you collect here...leave a comment and we'll keep this going! Once I know someone uses a certain type of codes, if I get emails about them, I will forward them on to you! Hopefully, we can help eachother out in our search for cheap/free stuff!

New Mueller's pasta $2/5 coupon

Got this in my email today.  Not a fantastic coupon, but if you catch these on sale and you're brand loyal....it could work out pretty well for you.  Mueller's hardly ever has coupons out and when they do, they're usually .55/3 or something like that.

Walgreens Clearance Alert

The Wags on 419/221 has:

Vegetable seed packets for .09/ea (back endcap by shaving supplies) - I got several of the carrots

Ball canning jars for about $6/case (Walmart probably has them priced better) - they were all out of the lids which were marked at $1.32/ea....this would have been nice to pair with the $1/1 canning item q from the 8/1 RP.  There were also $1/1 jar case q's in the 8/1 RP.

Anyone found any other good clearance deals at Wags?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Walgreens Freebies and MM

Colgate Total, select varieties $2.99
--Buy 1
--Use $.75/1 from 9/12 SS
--Get back $2 RR

Lever 2000 2 pk bar soap, $1.86
--Buy 2
--Use (2) $1/1 IP's
--Get back $2 RR

CVS Freebies & MM's

Free Airwick Aquamist
----Buy 4 @ $2.50/ea
----Use 2 bogo q's from the 8/8 ss
----Get $5 ecb's

$1 MM on Alive vitamins
----Buy 1, use $1/1 IP

Free Tylenol Precise cream or patches
----Buy 1 @ $5.99
----Use $2/1 CVS IP
----Use $2/1 MQ
----Get $2 ecb's

Free High Octane energy chews $1.99, $1.99 ecb (month long deal)

$1 MM on Nivea for Men Active bodywash
----Buy 1 @ $4.99
----Use $1/1 from 7/25 RP
----Get $4.99 ecb's

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

12 Swagbucks until 4:15 pm est

Check out their blog post about the video game swag code hunt. It looks worse than it is. First, get to the right section of the video games (hint is "where xx and xx were BORN...i.e., BEGINNING...uuhhhummm). Then, know who Mr. Padre is (look at a pic of him on wikipedia) and you'll be able to put 2 and 2 together. It only took me a couple minutes to find it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

12 Swagbucks until 4:30 pm est

Seach the Nintendo games for a code worth 12 Swagbucks (it's hidden on one of the game pages)---read their blog entry here for a clue to narrow down your search:

http://swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-list&id=226

New Cellfire Coupons

Go here (or use the interactive banner on the right side of this page) to get your new Cellfire coupons!

Must save before Sep 20, 2010
Expires Oct. 4, 2010

BC Cake Mix/Frosting Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties).

BC Cookie Mix Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® fruit flavored snacks.

BC Potatoes Save $.50 Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® boxed Potatoes (Except Potato Buds® and Betty Crocker® Pouch).

Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50 Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack

Fiber One Frozen Muffins Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any Fiber One® Frozen Muffins

Fiber One® Cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Fiber One® cereal listed, Fiber One® Original, Fiber One® Honey Clusters®, Fiber One® Raisin Bran Clusters®, Fiber One® Caramel Delight(TM), Fiber One® Frosted Shredded Wheat.

Green Giant Bagged Vegetables Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any variety 19 OZ. - 24 OZ. ONLY Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables.

Green Giant boxed Vegetables Save $.60
Save $0.60 when you buy THREE any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables.

Nature Valley Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins.

Hamburger Helper® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Cheerios Honey Nut Cheerios Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal.

Lucky Charms® cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Lucky Charms® cereal.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
Save $.50 Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

Nature Valley Granola Bars Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Save $.30
Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

Pillsbury Sweet Moments(TM) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Refrigerated Desserts.

Pillsbury Sweet Rolls Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls.

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel® Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries.

Progresso® Soups Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Totinos Party Pizza Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE any flavor/variety Totinos® Crisp Crust Party Pizza® Products.

Totinos Pizza Rolls Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totinos® Rolls Snacks.

Yoplait Kids Zone Save $.80
Save $0.80 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed, Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt, Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt.

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Kroger Instant Win Game: Cartbuster

Go here for a great instant win game from Kroger.  I love these games....I have won so many free prizes from them!  This game is limit 1 prize per participant.

Over 150,000 instant prizes:
Banquet® Fruit Pie, Apple, Cherry Berry or Peach
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 10.7 oz or larger
Propel 710ml
2ltr bottle of Pepsi Max or Sierra Mist
Cracker Jacks Trop50 59 oz.
One Can of Pringles, Original Flavor, 6.42 oz
One Roll of Bounty, Single Roll White

Free Cookie at Fazoli's

Print this out and present it with your order for a free cookie!

Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews


This book is the children's version of The Butterfly Effect, but honestly.....I liked this one better!!

The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews


The Boy Who Changed the World shows, in a simplistic yet powerful way, the effect one person, one decision, had on the life of everyone living in the past, living now, or who ever will live. The author talks about the life of George Washington Carver and the effect people had on him and the effects his discoveries have had on people today in a way that children can easily understand. This book is filled with reverse chronological cause and effects that give you pause to the effect your life has on the rest of humanity.

This book is not just enjoyable and relevant for children, but also for adults. Such simple thoughts, simple statements, small actions that this book covers have had a profound impact on all of humanity. This book is thought-provoking and truly makes you see that every action, every word, every person has an impact on everyone around you and on the future. You can not read this book and ever see your life as menial or insignificant. I actually enjoyed this children’s book more than I did its adult counterpart, The Butterfly Effect.

Book Review: The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy Andrews

The Butterfly Effect begins with the story of a colonel in the Union Army and the effect one man, one decision, had on the life of everyone living then, living now, or who ever will live. The author also talks about the life of George Washington Carver and the effect people had on him and the effects his discoveries have had on people today. This book is filled with reverse chronological cause and effects that give you pause to the effect your life has on the rest of humanity.

At first glance, I thought the book to be simple and that it couldn’t possibly be moving or thought provoking in such short text. However, as I reached the middle of the book I realized that I was completely wrong. Such simple thoughts, simple statements, small actions that this book covers have had a profound impact on all of humanity. This book is thought-provoking and truly makes you see that every action, every word, every person has an impact on everyone around you and on the future. You can not read this book and ever see your life as menial or insignificant.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

5 Swagbucks -- Expires 3:30 pm EST

Check your toolbar for a code worth 5 Swagbucks.

Book Review: Wonders Never Cease

As most of you know, I belong to BookSneeze, a site that brings together a community of bloggers to review books.  I just finished Wonders Never Cease and I can truly tell you that I could barely put the book down.  What I learned (again--you need to constantly remind yourself of this):  When you hear God leading you, you need to follow, regardless of your excuses or how you view your present circumstances.  If God is calling you somewhere, He's not going to let you fall when you follow Him.  Okay, on to the official book review....



Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs

Summary

Wonders Never Cease is a fictional series of events, but the book does a wonderful job at describing the effects our lives, our choices, have on many other people’s lives. A man’s greed leads him to concoct a plan to portray himself as an angel to a woman who has just been in a serious accident. His plan, however, spirals out of control and ends up bringing numerous other people into the fold. His greed consumes him and ultimately destroys his career and his relationships.

My Reactions

This book is a must-read for all kinds of people. I found it impossible to put the book down and was gripped by the way the main character’s choices had an impact on so many other people around him. Greed is a powerful force and can destroy more than just your own life. So many people go through life with a closed mind, but as one of the characters points out in the book, you can’t accept a possibility unless you’re open to the possibility. This book makes you realize that although it is easy to see the mistakes in someone else’s life, it is not always so easy to see your own. You have to keep an open mind and let God direct your life or it can go devastatingly wrong, like it did for the main character.

TGI Friday's Free Appetizer, x9/8

Go here to get a coupon for a FREE APPETIZER wyb any adult entree; valid 4-9pm until 9/8/10.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

9 Swagbucks until 5:30 pm EST

Read Swagbucks' "Verification Glitch" blog post for 9 SB's!

$5/5 Kraft Coupon!!!

Head on over here to get a fantastic $5/5 Kraft products coupon! Thanks to Hip2Save for the heads up on this wonderful coupon!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

100 FREE Business/Gift Cards

I just read about this hot deal on Hip2Save and decided to give it a try. 

Go to Zazzle and order one of their business cards or gift tags for FREE (up to $16.95).  I couldn't find one I wanted for a gift tag at that price, so I chose this one and paid just $0.80 for 100 of them!

Once you add your item to the cart, proceed through to checkout.  When it asks you for your promo code, enter ZAZSHIPSFREE to get free shipping.  Don't worry, the shipping will still show until the last page where you need to change your shipping to ECONOMY-No Tracking before you finalize your order (this happened after the PayPal page for me). 

You can even order the nice gift tags for free, but they only come in packs of 20.  I suggest choosing a normal business card that you like and personalize it as a gift tag so you can get 100 cards for free!

7 Swagbucks- expires 2:00 pm EST

Check out their blog article here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Restaurant.com 80% off again....

Use promo code CLEARANCE to get a $25 gift certificate for just $2. Offer ends 8/31/10 at midnight PST.

TGI Friday's B1G1 50% Off Entree, x9/1/10

6 Swagbucks until 2:30pm EST

Check the blog and read the post for Cookies Kids gift card.

Finally.....a Walgreens POLICY on COUPONS!

It's about time that this was published!  Now our Wags stores can't make up rules as they see fit.  This policy REALLY HELPS the couponer....see the sections about adjusting coupons down and using 2 coupons on BOGO items!  No more.....no, adjusting is COUPON FRAUD....or, you can't use a BOGO on a BOGO item, you'd be getting it for FREE (duh, that's the purpose and the only reason I'm in your store).

See the new policy HERE!  Thanks, Hip2Save for the link.

Food Lion Deals 8/25-8/31

Ad can be found here

Here's the best deals I see:

Ronzoni pasta bogo (reg $1.12 +/-)
----use the .55/1 printable from coupons.com
Final price: .01/ea

International Delight creamer $1.66/ea
----use bogo blinkie
Final price: .83/ea

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5 Swagbucks - HURRY!

Check your toolbar for a code worth 5 SB's....valid until 1:30 pm today! Sorry....I just saw it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Local Couponer Website!

Yay....it looks like there is another person in our area posting ad scans (at least for Kroger) before the sales begin! So happy to find another couponer with a blog in our area...check her out here:

http://cravingsavings.blogspot.com/

Food Lion Deals 8/18-8/24

I feel the need to spotlight a couple of really good deals going on right now at FL.

FREE Planters peanuts jar wyb (2) 2-liter Cokes (@ $0.99/ea).
--- There's $1/1 tearpads I found at Kroger a while back in the beer aisle (no, I don't drink, but they have lots of good coupons in there) that were $1/1 Planters peanuts.
****FINAL PRICE: $0.98 for all 3 items!

FREE Pillsbury Sweet Moments wyb (2) International Delights Breve creamers (@ $1.99/ea)
------There were $1/1 Sweet Moments coupons in the 8/8 GM insert.
------There were also B1G1 free blinkies for the creamer.
*****FINAL PRICE: $0.99 for all 3 items!

Smart Option laundry detergent is also on sale Fri-Sun for $1.50/ea.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Congrats to Mariah!

Congrats to Mariah for hopping into the world of Swagbucks....won't be long until you earn you some great prizes or gift cards!!  Dont' forget to use the toolbar and check the Daily Polls, No Obligation Special Offers and Surveys each day for FREE swagbucks!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Check out these BTS Giveaways

As part of the Back to School Giveaways, check out all the ones you can enter here.

Restaurant.com 70% off

Use promo code: STEAK by 8/23/10 to get 70% off Restaurant.com gift certificates.  That means a $25 gift certificate costs just $3 right now.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fazoli's $0.99 Kids Meal


Now through 8/22, you can get a Fazoli's kids meal for just $0.99/ea by presenting this certificate.  Valid for kids 12 and under with the purchase of at least one adult entree.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

15% off Children's Place

Enter this coupon code at checkout to receive an additional 15% off your entire order: Z7AZKRJZ8A or F9A2010 (you can't use both).

Shipping is a flat $5 no matter how much you get and right now there is a Buy One Get One 50% Off Denim Event going on and this promo can be used in conjunction with the 15% off promo code. 

I've found The Children's Place has GREAT clearance deals and make for some super cute, but super cheap gifts.

You can also print this coupon to take to the store.

CVS Clearance & Update

CVS Clearance: Chesnut St/Main St. in Salem

* Vick's (vaporizer or humidifier....I can't recall) - regular price $45, on clearance for $11. They had 2 left yesterday.

* Pantene shampoo/conditioner 75% off (I didn't price check) - there are also $1/1 or $1/2 coupons out there.

* Fitness items

Found these on an endcap before you get to the greeting card aisle.


CVS Update: 221 Cave Spring

Seems as if this CVS is no longer open at 7:00 am. I went yesterday and the place was dark and a new store hours sign appeared on the door showing the hours start at 8:00 am. I was just there last week and heard nothing about this change, so I'm not sure what's going on. Thankfully, the CVS at Ridgewood Farms is still open at 7:00 am, although I really don't like it there because the manager is the only one working in the morning and he isn't very friendly or helpful at all. Oh well, at least he's not a coupon hater.

Food Lion Clearances

Food Lion: 419 in Roanoke

Clearance items:
* Beechnut jar baby food
* TONS of deodorants of every kind...all about $2/ea (I can't imagine paying for deodorant at ALL)
* Tons of HBA items like creams, polish, and makeup
* Carmex lip balm
* One a Day drink mix sticks (box of about 10 I think)

All of these clearance items are in cardboard displays near the dairy section.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Swagbucks

If you've been holding out and haven't joined Swagbucks.....today is the perfect time.  Right now, when you join, you can earn a bonus 20 Swagbucks by using the promo code SwagToSchool when you register - add that to the 30 you already start with and you'll have 50 Swag Bucks right out of the gate! The code will be active until 11:59pm PDT Friday evening.

Also, tomorrow they're having a Swag Code Extravaganza in honor of back to school time - at least 5 codes will be released tomorrow so be sure to join now and check the toolbar, my swidget (found at the bottom right side of my page), the blog, as well as Facebook and Twitter.  Who knows where they'll release these codes!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

6 Swagbucks

Check out this blog post on Swagbucks to find out where to score a code worth 6 Swagbucks until 11:00AM PDT (2:00PM EST).

Restaurant.com New 80% Off Code

Get a $25 gift certificate for just $2 right now through 8/16/10. New code: BIG

Monday, August 9, 2010

DIY: Pasta Drying Rack

So, now that I have my new KitchenAid mixer, my wonderful hubby got me the pasta roller and cutter attachment kit to go with it (and, oh my goodness, it makes making pasta SOOOO much easier).  Well, I had been eyeballing this pasta drying rack on Amazon for the next purchase with my Swagbucks gift cards.  However, I always like to see if I can make something that suits my purposes with what I have laying around or something I can buy for cheap.  So, here's what I did.....

1. Bought a large (3/4" x 6') wooden dowel from Walmart for under $2
2. Used 5 smaller wooden dowels that I had lying around (I think 1/8 or 1/4" x 6')
3. Used a small piece of plywood that we had left over from something and cut it into a 1' x 1' square
4. Cut the large dowel in half and drilled 3-4 holes in different directions along the length of the dowel in the same size as the smaller dowels
5. Cut the small dowels into 2-3 pieces each
6. Screwed the large dowel to the center of the base
7. Inserted the small dowels into the holes of the large dowel

Voila!!!!  I have a pasta drying rack that can easily be disassembled for storage and it only cost me a couple bucks for 2 of them instead of the almost $40 for one of them like below.  If I think about it, I'll take some pictures of mine.  Now, it's not going to win any beauty contests, but who cares.....I didn't spend $40/ea!  And....if I choose, I can paint it or decorate it any way I want to....can't do that with the $40 KitchenAid one.....!

Swagbucks! Score 7 SB's

Go to the Swagbucks blog and read the clue under Music Monday: Sam Cooke. You can do a super easy search to get the answer and win yourself 7 Swagbucks!

Cheap Canning Items

For those of you who can or preserve, you can get some cheap items at Walmart with the coupons from the $1/1 8-1-10 RP coupons on Ball items. The pectin is about $1.56 and the regular mouth lids are $1.50. With the coupon, it makes for some great deals! I'd hold on to the $1/1 Ball case of jars coupon until closer to the expiration date of 9/30....these jars always go on clearance or sale around then.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Restaurant.com

There's a new coupon code out good for 70% off your gift certificate order.  Use code: SAVE to get a $25 gift certificate for just $3!  Don't know anything about restaurant.com....see my post here.

TGI Friday's B1G1 Entree

I was just emailed this coupon and it said to share it with friends, so here ya go!  Expires 8/11/10.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Good Deals!

For those of you who haven't already done the CVS deal this week for Conair (get $5 ECB wyb any Conair hair or shaving appliances, PSA $4.99).....make sure you check out the store clearance section first.  I found a clearance Conair flat iron for $6.49.  So, after my $5 ECB, I only paid $1.49 for a good flat iron (I'm thinking Christmas present for my daughter).  There were also some nice curling irons with heat shields for about $7.69....great price for a name brand hair tool!

Also, if you haven't already done the Crest Pro-Health rinse deal yet ($5 ECB wyb $10 Crest/Oral-B/Scope products)....keep an eye out for bonus bottles.  I found a 1L bottle that had a bonus night rinse bottle attached.  I crossed my fingers that this one would produce the ECB too and it did!  Don't forget to use the $2 coupon from the 8/1 PG.

Good news for those of us doing the Soda Pop Dessert Topper deal at Kroger.  There is no limit to how many catalinas you can do in one order.  I bought 4 bottles @ $2.79/ea, used (4) .55/1 coupons from the 6/13 SS and received (4) $2.50 OYNO catalinas.  That's a $0.26 MM each!  Anyone had the guts enough to try and see if these catalinas roll yet???  I wasn't able to find these at the Kroger on Brambleton across from the car wash at Ridgewood Farms, however....Lakeside and Cave Spring Krogers both carry these.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Swagbucks Congrats

Congrats to KimB (who signed up under me for SwagBucks) for your first 18 SwagBucks earned!  You're on your way to free $$$$.

P.S.......I'm getting ready to buy my food grinder attachment with the Swagbucks I have earned since I purchased my KitchenAid.  There's another FREE $35 well spent!

Don't know what I'm talking about?  See my post here about how Swagbucks works and sign up under me and we'll both get rewards when you win SwagBucks for searching.  Send me an email if you'd like more information about SwagBucks and how to earn the most you can.  You can also go here to learn more.

Restaurant Coupons

I wanted to try Restaurant.com before I posted about it and I can tell you I had a GREAT experience with them.  One of the sites I regularly read posted about an 80% coupon code for restaurant.com, so I decided it was time to give it a try.

I didn't immediately recognize the participating restaurants in our area that were listed, but thought that this is a great time to try something new since I had a date night with my hubby coming up.  I chose a $25 gift certificate to Fork in the Alley.

Here's how it worked:
  • Restaurant.com $25 gift certificate normally costs $10 for this restaurant. 
  • Using my 80% off coupon code, I ended up paying just $2
  • As soon as you purchase the gift certificate, you can personalize it and send it to someone else or just print it off for yourself.
  • This restaurant required you to have a $35 minimum order and most all of them add an automatic 18% gratuity to the check.
  • So, we had an appetizer, our 2 meals and drinks as well as a dessert and our bill came to $42 (without tip).
  • Using the gift certificate, it brought our total to $21 and added $3.25 tip.  I added another $4 for a tip and we had our entire $48 meal ($41+$7 tip) for just $30 ($21+$7 tip+$2 gift certificate cost). 
  • That was an $18 savings over what we would have paid anyway without the gift certificate!
We've also found a new restaurant that we love on top of the savings!

Right now there is a 50% off code: SUNNY

Bon appetite!

New Cellfire Promotion

The Cellfire “Redeem & Receive” promotion starts this Thursday and any Kroger or Kroger-owned store shopper who redeems one of the three coupons listed below will automatically receive a $1 coupon off their next shopping trip (added to their saved coupons next week after the Aug 8. redemption deadline). To receive the $1 off “Redeem & Receive” award, shoppers must redeem between midnight Thursday August 5 and midnight Sunday August 8.

These three are on the site and available to be saved now:


$1 off Pillsbury Holiday Cookies
$.75 off Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie
$.30 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands!

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED AND DOWNLOAD YOUR COUPONS!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Food Lion Clearance

The Food Lion on 419 had jars of baby food for .40/ea.  I think it was Gerber, but not sure.  I have no idea if this is a good price or not, so I hope it helps someone.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Swagbucks!!! Hurry....

Check my Swidget at the bottom right of my page for a code worth 4 Swagbucks!  Don't know when it expires, so hurry!

Video Help for Kroger Shopping

Just saw this video posted by Jenny @ SouthernSavers.com and it's got some good tips for the newbie and experienced couponer.  My favorite tip is using the reusable bags while shopping for the Mega Event deals (I hate recounting my items 20 times).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CVS: Free Hand Sanitizing Pen

Check out this post to register for a FREE hand sanitizing pen from CVS.  All you have to do is enter your CVS Extra Care # and your e-mail and the link for the coupon will be e-mailed to you.  This is a Twitter deal, so if you have a Twitter account, follow CVS so you can get notice of these special deals.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Made the Decision on the Mixer!

After a lot of talking to people (thanks to all of you) and reading more on-line reviews than I'm willing to admit, I have finally made my decision on what mixer to get.

I'm going with the KitchenAid Artisan mixer. What really made my decision was the $30 + $12 rebates (yep, you get the $30 rebate on the mixer and a $12 rebate if you don't want their free magazine) they put out just this week that goes until October. I has made up my mind to buy the cheaper selection of the KitchenAid Classic (smaller bowl, less power, and only comes in white) because I figured why spend an extra $100 just for a color and .5 quarts extra room? HOWEVER, the rebate(s) are not good on this model, so for an extra $20 I can get it all!  This is just a picture of the white one.....click on the link and you can view all the purtiful colors!!!
I still plan on waiting to see what happens with the prices on Amazon over the next couple months (if I can keep myself from buying it now) so I can earn up more Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks! Right now I have $30 left waiting in the wings......ah, could it possibly be that I get a FREE KitchenAid mixer just by searching the internet and taking surveys????

Not familiar with Swagbucks? See my post here about it- to date I have earned (13) $5 Amazon gift cards!  I LOOOOOOVVVEEE free moolah!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cellfire Coupons Added 7/13/10

Go HERE to load these coupons to your shopper's card for Kroger or any other participating Cellfire store or load them from my right sidebar.

Nature Valley Granola Bars Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz® Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Bisquick® Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.

Multigrain Cheerios® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal.

Cocoa Puffs® cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs® cereal

Golden Grahams® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX Golden Grahams® cereal

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

Yoplait® Delights(tm) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Delights Yogurt Multipack.

Nature Valley Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins

Free Amazon Prime Membership for 1 Year

I just read this post on CommonSenseWithMoney:

".....Amazon is offering a full year of Amazon Prime ($79 value) to college students. To get this freebie you will need a valid .edu e-mail address and specify college, year and major...."

For those of you in college or with kids in college, this is a GREAT freebie!  I am a graduate student alumni, so I still have my college e-mail account active and was able to take advantage of this.  The best thing is you don't need to set up a new Amazon account to take advantage of this.  I logged in with my standard e-mail/account and was just asked to put in my college e-mail address so they could send me a verification link.  The free PRIME membership is tied to my standard e-mail/account.

This is great to have in time for birthdays and Christmas ordering!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stand Mixer ?

I'm thinking about getting a stand mixer. It seems that the "one" to get is the KitchenAid stand mixer. Does anyone have any experience with a stand mixer and can offer feedback on what kind to buy (and not to buy) and their limitations? I'm thinking I'd mainly use it for the meat grinding attachments, making dough and pasta, etc.

Comments?? Suggestions???

Food Lion Clearance & My Trip

For those of you who like the Velveeta block cheese, the Food Lion on 419 had the Kraft version of this on clearance for $1.99. You can probably find some Kraft q's for this too.

As a side note...this Food Lion has been rennovated, but the aisles haven't been changed so you don't have to worry about learning a new layout. I am just loving this little old lady there named Bobbi.....she is the sweetest thing and LOVES people who use coupons.

Today I got:
1- Capri Sun $2.07
1- Planter's Flavor Grove peanuts $2.49 (kinda pricey, but I wanted to try these since I had a coupon)
4- Breyer's yogurt $.50/ea
2- Philly cream cheese spread tubs $2/ea
1- Best Life butter tub $.99/ea

After coupons:
$2 Capri Sun FLIP
$1/2 Philly booklet
$.40/2 Philly mailer
$1/4 Breyer's booklet
$1.50 Planters IP
$1/1 Best Life booklet

I paid $4.50 for it all. Heck, the cream cheese alone usually costs that much!

Walgreens Clearance Find

I found a great deal at the 419/221 Wags today. They had a 5 pack of stand-up acrylic frames with a bonus 20 sheet photo paper for just $1.29. These make such good Christmas gifts, especially when you put pics of the kids and let them decorate the frame for grandma!  Found these in the middle aisle end cap near the school supply row.

As a side note....they had PLENTY of the $0.19/ea 10-pk pencils there, so don't worry that they're out of stock on such a great buy this late in the week.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Walgreens - Cheap School Supplies

Apparently it's that time already for school supplies to be cheap/free.

This week Wags has the following for $.19/ea, no coupons needed:
  • 10 pk Penway yellow pencils
  • 5 pk Paper Mate mechanical pencils or 10 pk pens
Some of the other good deals there are:
  • Encore spices $0.50
  • Lindsay olives $0.99 w/ in-ad q (various $1/2 q's and IP's available)
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor still on sale $9.89, get $5 RR (use $4 mq from 6/6 PG)
  • Colgate maxwhite/fresh toothpaste $2.99, $2 RR (use .75/1 mq from 6/27 SS or June All You) - you can also get the toothbrush for the same price (mq 6/27 SS, July All You)

Food Lion Deals 7/7-7/13

Here is the ad for my area. Seems like such a let down after all of the great deals from this past ad. Please post match-up's as you find them!

BAKERY
18 Count Mini Gems or 6 Count Donuts - $1.79
All Ice Cream Cakes or Cheesecakes - 1.00 Off
Artisan Breads - 2/$5.00
Cinnamon Pull-A-Part Rolls - 2/$5.00
Cole's Garlic Bread - 2/$4.00

BEVERAGES
Aquafina Flavor Splash or Lipton Tea - 2/$6.00
Coke Products - $.99
Crystal Light Drink Mix - 2/$5.00
Deer Park Spring Water - $3.99
Gatorade - 2/$4.00
Mott's Medleys - 2/$5.00
Pepsi or Diet Pepsi - 3/$10.00
Pepsi Products - 3/$9.00
Pepsi Products - 3/$9.00
Simply Juices - $2.99
Smart Option Orange Juice - $3.79

BREAKFAST
Post Cereals - Buy One Get One Free

CANNED & PACKAGED
Chef Boyardee Microwave and Canned Pasta - 10/$10.00
Libby's Canned Vegetables - 3/$2.00
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna - 2/$1.00

CLEANING PRODUCTS
All Liquid Detergent - Buy One Get One Free
Clorox Bleach - 2/$3.00
Home 360 Bleach - $1.39

CONDIMENT & SAUCES
Bertolli Pasta Sauce - 2/$4.00
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad - Buy One Get One Free
Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - 3/$5.00
Hellmann's Mayonnaise - 2/$5.00
Pace Salsa - 2/$4.00

DAIRY
Bestlife Buttery Spread and Spray - $.99
Cool Whip Whipped Topping - 2/$2.00
Egg-Land's Best Large Eggs - 2/$4.00
Food Lion Premium Cheese - Buy One Get One Free
Nestle NesQuik - 10/$10.00
Yoplait Yogurt - 20/$10.00

DELI
Food Lion Fresh Deli Canadian Maple, Virginia, Honey or Black Forest Ham - $3.88 Lb.
Food Lion Fresh Deli Cooked Ham - $2.99 Lb.
Food Lion Fresh Deli Hot Pepper Cheese - $3.88 Lb.
Reser's Protein Salad - 2/$6.00
Rotisserie Style Chicken - $6.95
Wings or Dings - $3.99

FROZEN
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - 2/$5.00
Danon Crush Cups - 2/$4.00
Edy's Ice Cream - Buy One Get One Free
Food Lion Fries - 2/$4.00
Food Lion Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bars - 2/$5.00
Michelina's Dinners - 10/$10.00
Nestle Ready to Bake Cookies - 2/$5.00
Pepperidge Farm Cakes - Buy One Get One Free
Popsicle - 2/$6.00
Red Baron Pizza - Buy One Get One Free
Swanson Hungry-Man Dinners - 5/$10.00
Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza - 10/$10.00

HEALTH & BEAUTY

***Get $5 off wyb $15 of Dove personal care products***

BC Powders - $3.99
Dial or Tone Soap - 2/$4.00
Dove Cream Oil Lotion - $6.99
Dove Hair Care Products - 2/$6.00
Dove Men's Body Wash - $3.99
Dove or Degree Ultra Deodorant - $3.50
Dove Soap - $5.99
Edge or Skintimate Shaving Gel - 2/$5.00
Healthy Accents Liners, Pads or Tampons - 2/$5.00
Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons - $2.99
Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion - $2.99

MEAT & SEAFOOD
Butcher's Brand 80% Ground Chuck Patties - $4.99
Food Lion Chicken Breasts - $6.99
Food Lion Deli Tubs - $2.79
Food Lion Raw or Peel & Eat Cooked Shrimp - Buy One Get One Free
Ground Chuck - $2.79 Lb.
Hillshire Farm Link Smoked Sausage - 2/$4.00
Holly Farms Chicken - $1.49 Lb.
Holly Farms Split Chicken Breast - $.97 Lb.
Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links - 2/$5.00
New York Strip Steaks - $7.99 Lb.
Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners - 2/$5.00
Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon - $3.99
Perdue Ground Chicken - $2.79
Quality Seatrout or Whiting Fillets - $4.99 Lb.
Smithfield Lunch Meats - 2/$5.00
Snow Crab Clusters - $4.99 Lb.
Tilapia Fillets - $2.99 Lb.
Top Round London Broil or Top Round Roast - $1.99 Lb.
Value Pack Chuck Eye Steak or Boneless Beef Country Style Ribs - $3.49 Lb.
Whole Pork Picnics - $1.29 Lb.

PAPER & PLASTICS
Clorox Wipes - 2/$4.00
Cottonelle Bath Tissue or Scott Bath Tissue - 2/$11.00
Sparkle Paper Towels - $4.99

PASTA, SAUCES, GRAIN
Food Lion Pasta Cuts - $.90
Uncle Ben's Rice - $1.69

PET SHOP
Kibbles 'n Bits Dog Food - $9.99

PRODUCE
Bing Cherries - $1.99 Lb.
Cantaloupes - $1.99 Ea.
Clementines - $5.99
Grape Tomatoes - $1.99
Green Beans - $1.69 Lb.
Honeydew Melons - $2.99 Ea.
Watermelon Chunks - 2/$5.00
White Mushrooms - $1.99
White Potatoes - $2.99
Yellow or White Peaches - $.99 Lb.

SNACKS
Food Lion Potato Chips - 2/$5.00
Food Lion Tortilla - 2/$4.00
Keebler Town House Crackers - Buy One Get One Free
Lay's Potato Chips - 2/$6.00
Nabisco 100 Calorie Snacks - 2/$5.00
Planter Flavor Grove Nuts - $2.49
Tostitos Tortilla Chips - Buy One Get One Free


Dove hair care products
Sale: $3/ea
Promo: Buy $15, get $5 off order
Coupons: $1/1 Dove hair care 6/27 RP
Deal: Buy (5) @ $3/ea = $15; Use (5) $1/1 MQ; Promo $5
Total: $5 (or $1/ea)

Best Life Buttery Spread or Spray
Sale: $.99
Coupons: $1/1 6/13 RP or store q found in Dairy book found in FL stores (has pic of cow on it)
Total: FREE as long as you present your MVP card AFTER items are rung up and coupons are taken off.

Planter's Flavor Grove nuts
Sale: $2.50/ea
Coupons: $1.50/1 IP from Facebook (today only, limited supply)
Total: $1/ea

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Food Lion Freebies and Cheapies 6/30-7/6

This week, there are some great deals at Food Lion.  Below are the two best promos:

Sweet Promo: Buy 5 participating items and get $5 off your order instantly (one per transaction)
  • Cool Whip $1 -free wyb 5 w/o coupons
    • $.20/2 SS 6/27 but you'll need to have something small in your order to cover the $.40 overage.
  • Breyer's Smooth and Dreamy bars & sandwiches $2.99
    • $1/1 IP's here - makes it $.99/ea wyb 5 and use 5 q's.
  • Smucker's Spoonable toppings (for ice cream, etc) 3/$5
    • $1/2 RP 5/16 or $1/2 tearpad- the tearpad q is at the 419 FL in the ice cream aisle on a middle row display
  • Birds Eye Deluxe Strawberries 10 oz. 3/$5
Kraft Promo: Buy 5 participating items and get $5 off your order instantly (one per transaction)

  • Kraft sandwich shop spread (found with the mayo) $2
    • $1/1 SS 6/13 - free after coupons and promo
  • Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, $2
    • $1.50/2 SS 6/20 
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Lunch Meats $2.50 
My best deals are:
Buy 5 sandwich shop mayo @ $2/ea
Buy 1 Cool Whip @ $1
Use (5) $1/1 Kraft
= Everything FREE

Buy 4 Smucker's @ $1.66/ea
Buy 1 Cool Whip @ $1
Use (2) $1/2 Smucker's
= $.13/ea

Buy 4 Breyer's @ $2.99/ea
Buy 1 Cool Whip @ $1
Use (4) $1/1 Breyer's
= $.79/ea

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CVS Clearance 6/29/10

The CVS in Salem on Chesnut/E. Main had a lot of beauty items on sale for 50% off. This looked to be a closeout sale, so it's a get 'em while they last deal.

Some of the items were:
Olay Regenerist (this qualifies for the buy $50 get $20 rebate)
CVS cleansing bar, face wash, etc
Ponds cleansing cloths
Wrinkle Free kits
....lots of other face/beauty items too!

CVS

I don't normally post about the deals I got at the stores anymore, but this one seemed to be post-worthy!

Bought:
2- Schick Hydro 3
1- Schick Hydro shave gel
4- Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel
4- Aveeno hair products
1- Bengay massage/applicator
4- Stayfree pads
4- BC Warm Delights

*Started with $20 ECB
*Used all $20 ECB, paid $4 (from CVS gift card)
*Have left $10 ECB
*Sumit for $10 Aveeno rebate, $8.99 Schick rebate, $5 SC Johnson rebate

Grand total cost for over $95 worth of products was a $9.99 MONEY MAKER after rebates!

Now that's what I call a good shopping trip!

Cellfire Coupons Released 6/29/10

You can get these new Cellfire coupons HERE or on my right sidebar.

Starbucks VIA® Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE package of 8-Count Colombia, 8-Count Italian, or 7-Count Italian Decaf Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew. Starbucks VIA® can be found in the premium coffee aisle near the Starbucks® bagged coffee. (Safeway Only)

Nature Valley Granola Bars Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz® Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Bisquick® Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.

Multigrain Cheerios® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal.

Cocoa Puffs® cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs® cereal

Golden Grahams® Save $.75 Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX Golden Grahams® cereal

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

Yoplait® Delights(tm) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Delights Yogurt Multipack.

Nature Valley Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins

Monday, June 28, 2010

Printer Comments

I'm looking for an inexpensive printer to use at home.  I hate that ink jet printers cost so much in ink, so I thought I'd look at a LaserJet.  Anyone have this printer??

Friday, June 25, 2010

Inventories at Wags and CVS

For the first week ever I have found everything in stock that's free after RR or ECB at all my local stores. I think it's probably because most of their freebies have been the same products that have been free for several weeks now. How much body wash can one person really need?? :o)

Even on Friday, Wags on 419 has a full stock of ProGlide razors and Gillette/Old Spice body wash! So, if you thought that you were too late for this week's deals, head on out to the store!

Bonus Swagbucks!

Do you remember my post about how great Swagbucks is?  I have now won (9) $5 Amazon gift cards to date for doing little more than searching the internet like I normally do and using their various tools (surveys, polls, toolbar, etc).

If you join Swagbucks by 11:59pm PDT tonight, you can score an extra 20 Swagbucks by using the code SweetTweeting (case sensitive)- that means you'll start with 50 Swag Bucks instead of the normal 30!

Go here to join up and start earning free gift cards and other products!  If you're looking for all of the great ways to earn, just drop me an email or post a comment after you join.  I'll tell you all the quick ways to earn the greatest amount of Swagbucks you can!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CVS- Clearance Candy 6/24/10

Met Mariah near Ridgewood Farms Salem today to make our diaper transaction (thanks again, loved meeting you) and decided to stop at the CVS and they had a shopping cart full of candy on clearance.  I got three 20 oz bags of the GE Goetze's caramels for $2 total!

Russell Stover boxed chocolate- $4.25
There were $1 off mq's in the 5/2SS

Various Gold Emblem candy (gummies, caramels, wax bottle pops, chocolate bites, butterfinger bites, etc) - .25-.85/ea
For the Gold Emblem candies, you can scan your CVS card and possibly get a $1/3 GE candy coupon to make for free/cheap candies!

There were also some 4pk slep aids for .50/ea and a few various other items in the cart too (ink jet ink #15, etc).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cheap/Free Movies for the Kids!

Jenny told me about these great movie deals going on this summer for the kids:

Carmike Cinemas- (Confirmed that Tanglewood is included)
Movie ticket $1, popcorn $1, and drinks $1 on Tuesday's
http://www.carmike.com/promotions.aspx?id=80

Regal Cinemas- (Valley View Grande 16 and New River Valley 14 confirmed)
Select G and PG movies start at 10:00 am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival (6/22-8/11).  Tickets are FREE but limited to first-come-first-serve up to capacity and only available the day of the show at the box office.

Luvs - Got 'em.....

Thanks for all the offers of Luvs coupons. I was surprised when I got an email from a local reader who had several boxes of the exact sizes I needed that she could sell me at a great price. I'm officially set for diapers now....thanks again for all the offers and responses.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Do you have LUVS diaper coupons?

To all of my coupon friends....I need coupons for LUVS diapers if you have any to spare. My niece and nephew are coming to stay with me for a week in July and I need to buy diapers for them. If you're local, I can pick them up...if not, I can pay you for shipping through Paypal. Click on CONTACT ME at the upper right side of the blog to email me. Thank you!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Kroger Vent

I hate the Ridgewood Farms Kroger in Salem. They have the most useless people working there at 5:30 PM! My cashier was a smelly idiot and couldn't even speak English, and he tried to tell me on all of my 30 coupons that I didn't get what the coupon called for (uh, yeah I did....I'm not stupid). My bagger was a 200 year old woman who took 2 solid minutes to fill one bag (I took my reusable bags out from in front of her and started filling them as the items came down the line from over top of the check signing counter). The front end leader couldn't figure out how to use my $25 prescription bonus and told me any IP's had to be in color (uh, the freakin' coupon even says "may be printed in B&W or color....DUH). They sent a produce guy to the parking lot to find a manager for the prescription issue (couldn't find her and they pressed the wrong key and I didn't get my $25 off). They tried to do all sorts of mgr overrides on the register before ever even trying to scan my IP's.

I HATE HATE HATE going to that Kroger. For the life of me I can't figure out why I keep doing it when there are 2 other Kroger's I pass on the way home. Ugh.

CVS Clearance Items 6/17/10

At my local CVS's there are a lot of items on clearance.  Here's what I found:

Gillette Fusion Power razor, $5.79
Post it notes (various sizes, pack counts, etc) $.21-.71
3M tape dispensers (donut, packing, etc) $.31-$1.09
Designer spiral notebooks $.45
Daily planners (dated and undated), many different styles - $.45-.79
Colored magnets .34, combination locks .75, etc

Ridgewood Farms - on front table by photo center
Cave Spring - on front table by registers

Let me know what else you all find.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

$5 off Kroger @ Cellfire!

Hurry...the Cellfire e-coupon is available NOW!

http://www.cellfire.com/cinderella
Go to Browse Offers

Limited supply, so get there ASAP. I got a $5 e-coupon for Kroger! Let us know if you get something different.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kroger Instant Win Game

I just won a 4 pack of Angel Soft toilet paper on this new Summer of Savings instant win game from Kroger.  It's much like the March Madness game they had a few months ago, and I assume there is a max number of prizes you can win, but I haven't had the time to look that far into it.  You can play every day until sometime in September.

New Cellfire Promotion *Thursday 6/17 at 3pm EST*

Due to the overwhelming success of Cellfire's last Cinderella coupon, the next Cinderella Cellfire Coupon giveaway will be Thursday June 17 at 12PM Noon Pacific (3PM Eastern). While they can’t tell us the amount of the coupon, it is good for use off anything during your next Kroger or Kroger-owned banner store shopping trip (and the amount won’t be $1.00….). This is a first come first serve offer and these coupons will be EXTREMELY LIMITED.

The special URL is
http://www.cellfire.com/cinderella. It will be live on Thursday June 17 at 12PM Noon Pacific (3PM Eastern). Members must log in to see the coupon (and of course they must have their loyalty card added to their Cellfire account), then go to the Browse Offers tab.

There is a LIMITED SUPPLY of these coupons and they will not be visible before Noon (Pacific). I suspect they will run out VERY quickly…

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Food Lion Mobile Promos 6/9/10

Healthy Savings
BOGO Egg Beaters.
Text EGG to 467467 and Buy One Get One Free Egg Beaters. Available June 9th-June 22nd.

Food Lion Breakfast Club
Save $1.00 on Food Lion Cereal
Text BOWL to 467467 and Save $1.00 On Your Next Purchase Of Any One (1) Food Lion Brand Cereal. Offer Available June 9th-June 15th.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Swagger Wagon

Lori posted this on her FB page today and I laughed so much I was crying.  Nothing to do with coupons or saving money, I know, but I just HAD to post it for you all to enjoy too.

Up to $100 in Gift Cards - Transferred Rx

Here is a link for four $25 gift card coupons when you transfer a prescription to Kmart.  The great thing is....CVS's in our area accept competitor prescription coupons, so you can use this there too.

Thanks, MoneySavingMom