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:


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


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


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!


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.