Thursday, November 4, 2010

Veterans Eat FREE at Chili's - November 11

In honor of Veteran's Day, veterans can eat FREE at Chili's on November 11.  They have 6 entrees to choose from.  Click here to see the menu items available.

NEW Carter's Coupons

Click here to print your coupon for 20% off any $40 purchase.  Expires 11/10/10.

What Did You Get for FREE This Week?

My mailbox has been full every day for the past 2 weeks.  I have received the following things for FREE:

OK Magazine
Woman's Day Magazine
FREE mascara
B&BW coupons
Enfamil coupons worth $30 :)
FREE Target Gift Card
FREE Garnier Sample
FREE Vaseline Lotion Sample
Tom's of Maine Toothpaste
Crest Toothpaste
Soap Opera Digest
Carolina Country Magazine
Disney Stickers
Mailing Labels
2 Boxes of Betty Crocker Pototoes
Granola Bar
Cinnamon Raisins

(Sorry no picture this week)

Have you received any great freebies in your mailbox this week?

Ways I Saved/Earned Money This Week

Here is a list of things I did to save/earn money in the past 2 weeks:

- I read all of my Inbox Dollars emails daily to add money to my account.
- I read all of my MyPoints emails daily to add points to receive FREE gift cards.

- Use coupons when grocery shopping. Saved a total of $36.55.

- Had leftovers for lunch 3 days this week. No food wasted and money saved by cooking something else.

- Continued trying to teach my 3 year old the importance of not leaving lights on or not using lights during the day when they are not needed.
- Cleaned out my coupon binder and filed new coupons for future shopping trips.

- Ordered 2 more Christmas gifts for FREE from Amazon, using my gift certificates that I have collected from Swagbucks.

- Order 2 more Gift Cards from MyPoints for Christmas gifts.  I more early shopping done this year than ever before.
- Had a yard sale and put money in savings.

- Updated my Christmas list so I know who I still need to buy for.

- Took a trunk load of items to the Goodwill store and receive a receipt for tax deductions.

- Went through 4 bags of FREE baby clothes for Bryson, separated them by size and took an inventory of what he will need this winter.

- Went through Payton's closet and chest and took out all clothes that no longer fit and took an inventory of what she will need this winter.
- Went shopping for ME and used gift cards for every purchased = Nothing out of pocket. 

- My husband requested a pair of jeans (this does NOT happen often) so I found them on sale and also used a coupon to receive an additional 20% off.

- Had to turn the heat on this week but kept my thermostat on 68 and put an extra blanket on the bed.

What did you do to save/earn money this week?

FREE Sample of Purina One

Click here to request your FREE sample of Purina One dog or cat food from Wal-Mart.  These are always great to have on hand if you run out of food.

FREE Pillsbury 2011 Calendar

Click here to sign up for one of Pillsbury's newsletters and receive a free 2011 calendar.

Thought of the Day

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."
~ Vince Lombardi

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

T.G.I.Friday's Coupon - Buy 1 Soup or Salad and Get 1 FREE

Click here to print your coupon. Expires 11/7/10.

FREE Renuzit Adjustable Cone

"Like" Renuzit on Facebook and you will be able to print a coupon for a FREE Renuzit Adjustable Cone.  Hurry, these will go fast.

$55 Gift Certificate is offering 1 of my readers a FREE $55 gift certificate to any of their online stores. They have over 200+ online stores. You do have to pay shipping.

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- Leave me a comment telling me how you would spend your $55 gift certificate. (Required)

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This giveaway will close on Sunday, November 14 at 9pm. The winner will emailed and posted on Monday morning . You will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation from for this post. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

My Favorite Rite-Aid Deals This Week 10/31 - 11/6

Here are my favorite deals at Rite-Aid this week:

Dawn Dish Detergent - .99
Use .50/1 coupon 10/31 P&G
Final Price - .49

L’Oreal Vive Pro Haircare or Studio Stylers - $2.99
$1/1 coupons 8/29 RP
Final Price - 1.99

My Favorite Walgreens Deals This Week - 10/31 - 11/6

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Walgreens this week:

Campbell's Soup - .50
Chicken Noodle or Tomato

Select General Mills Cereals – $1.99
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon 10/31 SS
Final Price - $1.49
Limit 4

My Favorite CVS Deals This Week - 10/31 - 11/6

Here is my favorite deals at CVS this week:

Dawn Dish Detergent - .97
Use .50 coupon from 10/31 P&G
Final Price - .47

Schick Intuition Razor - 8.99
Use $4/1 coupon 10/3 SS
Receive $4 ECB
Final Price - .99
Limit 1

Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrush - $4.99
Use $3/1 coupon 10/31 P&G insert
Receive $2 ECB
Final Price - FREE
Limit 2
Thanks Money Saving Mom

Time Management

Have you ever felt really overwhelmed and you just took a break from everything that is being demanded of you at the moment?  If so, then you will understand exactly what I did the past few days.   I felt overwhelmed, stressed, just not myself so I took a "break".  I did nothing that stressed me out.  I spent every day with my children, my husband, my family and my friends.  I did nothing unless it was something that I wanted to do and it was GREAT!!  I went out to dinner, went to a fall festival with the kids, went trick-or-treating, went to a trunk or treat, spent time with my family, painted pumpkins, made cookies with Payton, colored, slept late and took a couple of bubble baths. 

So that I do not get to feeling that way again, I am trying really hard to come up with some kind of time managment for me.   I feel great, energized and ready to continue finding the best deals and coupons to share and I do not want to loose this feeling.

Have you ever felt this way?  Any suggestions that may help me?

BTW, I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Thought of the Day

"When odds are one in a million, be that one."
~ Anonymous