Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ways I Saved/Earned Money This Week

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

- 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.
- Had leftovers for lunch 2 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.

- Updated my Christmas list so I know who I still need to buy for.
- Watched 1 movie for FREE saved on my DVR, thanks to Starz free weekend on Directv a couple of months ago. 
- Continued our countdown to Christmas with Payton spent no money OOP.

- Made all meals out of stockpile.  No money spent on eating out.

- Installed electrical outlet and light switch insulators on the ones located on the outside wall of our house.  Since it has been so called here, I noticed cold air coming in around the outlets in the kitchen.  The insulators work great. We found them at Lowes for a great price.

- Received a $6 deposit in paypal for a survey payment.

- Purchased wrapping paper at the Hallmark Store - 4.99 for the 1st roll, .99 for 2nd roll, then used a $5 coupon, my total OOP 1.78.  I love their wrapping paper - very sturdy and easy to wrap with. 

- Printed several coupons to use when I finish my Christmas shopping this weekend.  I have to admit this is the first year that I have used so many coupons on toys.  It has been great.

- Cashed $10 in Swagbucks for Amazon credits.  I am already preparing for next Christmas.

- Purchased a $50 gift certificate to Kansas City Steaks for $15 (had a $10 groupon credit).  Can't wait for my order to arrive.

- Ordered my Christmas Cards and only paid $4.99 total.

- Trying to plan ahead for Christmas gatherings/parties so I will food on hand to prepare as well as hostess gifts to take.


What ways have you saved/earned money this week?

NEW Dollar General Coupon - SATURDAY ONLY

Click here to print your coupon for $5 off $25 purchase for Saturday.

Ruby Tuesday Coupon - $5 off $15 Purchase

Click here to print your coupon for $5 off $15 purchase.  Valid Sunday, Dec. 12th and Monday, Dec. 13th.

NEW Huggies Coupons

Click here to print your coupon for $2.50 off Huggies Little Snugglers and/or $2.50 off Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers.

Thought of the Day - Countdown to Christmas!!

15 days until Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Awesome Groupon Deal Today

After reading the post at Frugal makes Cents last week, I have been on the look out for the next Groupon offer for Kansas City Steak Company.  I think this is an awesome deal - $25 for $50 worth of steaks plus free shipping.  It is still available. Click here to sign up for groupon, then click on the deal of the deal and search for St. Louis. If it doesn't pop up as the main offer, then it will be listed on the right hand side of the page.

FREE Sample of Dream Water from Wal-Mart

Click here to request your coupon for a FREE sample of Dream Water from your local Wal-Mart.

FREE Sample of Seattle's Best Coffee

Click here to request your FREE sample of Seattle's Best Coffee from Wal-Mart.

Mueller's Pasta Coupon

Click here to print a coupon for .55 off any one package of Mueller's pasta.

Thought of the Day - Countdown to Christmas!!

16 days until Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GIVEAWAY - DATE NIGHT PRIZE PACK INCLUDING A $25 VISA CARD


Last week, I planned a thrifty date night at home with my dear hubby.  I cooked dinner, had a movie for us to watch, and a couple of cocktails to drink.  My dinner was Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken and Pasta.  It was a box dinner and it was great.  I think I could eat pasta everyday.  It is one of my favorites and I was truly impressed with this dinner and so was my husband (he is the picky eater in the family). 
  I will be buying it again.



Here is a picture of the pasta before we dug in.

(Sorry for the picture quality but I have the hardest time taking pictures of food.)

If you too would love to have a date night at home, then sign up for this prize pack.  Each prize pack includes a Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Dinner, a Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dinner a $25 VISA card. 

How to enter: (4 entries per person )

- Leave me a comment telling me what you normally do for a date night at home. (Required)

- Follow/Subscribe to my blog (1 extra entry) and leave me a comment telling me you did.

- Follow me on https://twitter.com/mariathriftyWAI and leave me a comment telling me you did.

  

The giveaway will close on December 15 at 9:00 pm.  The winner will be announced and emailed on December 16.  They will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 

Good Luck!!!
 
Disclaimer: Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill provided you with the free product, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark . My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Dollar General Deals This Week 12/5 - 12/11

You can combine a mfr. coupon with DG coupons.  You can find current DG coupons here.




Gold Meal All Purpose Flour - $1.50 lb.

All Liquid Detergent 50 oz. - $4
Use $1/1 12/5 RP
Final Price - $3

Scott Bathroom Tissue - $3.25
Use $1/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price - $2.25

Christmas Ornaments - $1
(These would be great if you by co-workers small gifts.)

Fantastik - $1.75
Use .55/1 from 10/31 SS
Final Price - $1.20


If you are heading out to Dollar General today, you can print a $5 off $25 purchase here. Coupon expires today.

Hasbro Coupons

Some people had some Hasbro coupons in their coupon inserts on Sunday.  I did not but I did find these online to print.  You should be able to find some great deals by using these.

Click here to print.

My Favorite Deals at Rite-Aid This Week - 12/5 - 12/11

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Rite-Aid this week:






Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup - 2/$1
Final Price - .50 each

Werther's Sugar Free Candy - 2/$3
Use $1/2 coupon 10/3 SS
Final Price - $1.00 each

Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection Toothpaste (4 oz.) - $3.49
Receive $1.50 +UP Rewards
Use .75/1 coupon 11/28 P&G insert
Final Price - $1.24

What are your favorite deals this week?

My Favorite Deals at Walgreens - 12/5 - 12/11

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



Jingle Cash - Earn $5 for every $20 you spend.

Cortaid Maximum Strength Cream - 1% - $3.00
Submit for $3 Manufacturer Mail-In Rebate
Final Price - FREE

Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Monitor - $14.99
Submit for $14.99 Manufacturer Rebate
Final Price - FREE

Royal Gelatin - 5 for $1 with in-ad coupon
Final Price - .20 each

Ragu Pasta Sauce - 2/$3
Buy $15 in participating products receive $5 in Jingle Cash
Buy 11 jars - Use (4) Buy 2 Get 1 FREE coupons 11/14 RP
Final Price -  .50 each after Jingle Cash and coupons


What are your favorite deals this week?

AND THE WINNERS ARE ...



The 3 winners of the FREE Coupons for Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshners:

Here are your random numbers:

4 - Darrell
6 - Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug)
9 - Jay
Timestamp: 2010-12-07 18:35:08 UTC


Thanks to everyone for entering.  The winners have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

FREE Sample of Stayfree Pads with Thermo Control

Click here to request your FREE sample.

Restaurant.com - $25 Gift Certificates for $2

Buy any $25 Gift Certificate and use Coupon Code - JOY to receive 80% off = $2.  Offer expires 12/12/10.  Click here to order.

.55 Wise Snack Coupon

Click here to print your .55 coupon on Wise Snacks (6.7oz or larger).  Remember, you can hit your back button to print it twice.

Thought of the Day - Countdown to Christmas!!

17 days until Christmas!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Favorite Deals at CVS - 12/5 - 12/11

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




Candy Canes (10 count) - .50

Buy 1 Accu0Check Aviva Monitor at $14.99, Get $14.99 Rebate
Final Price - FREE after Rebate

Demet's Turtles - $3.99
Use $1/1 coupon 11/14 SS
Final Price - $2.99

What are your favorite deals this week?

AND THE WINNERS ARE ...

The winners of the Holiday Gift Giveaways are : 


Here are your random numbers:

$55 CSN Stores Gift Certificate -

2 - jmcghee2024
and 
$25 Jasmere.com Gift Certificate

107 - Renee G
Timestamp: 2010-12-06 17:45:42 UTC

A huge thanks to everyone that entered.  This was my biggest giveaway entry yet.  The winners have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 


Countdown to Christmas in the Scott Home - Dec. 6th

This morning we had breakfast while watching Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure. 



Thought of the Day - Countdown to Christmas!!

18 days until Christmas!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010