Saturday, June 4, 2011

Comment Saturday - What is your favorite coupon?

Today is Comment Saturday!

What is your favorite coupon?

I have a few - I love any coupon that is for a FREE item, I love the J&J Soap Buddies coupons that I haven't seen lately and I also love Huggie coupons because I have a soon to be 1 year old in diapers.

For every comment left, I will return the favor by responding to your comment and by visiting your blog and leaving a comment.

I love to hear from my readers and I encourage you to leave comments on any blog you visit.

Today's Favorite Coupon

I love this shampoo.  Combine this coupon with a sale and you could get it at a great price.

Click here to print.

Sunday Coupon Preview

There will be 3 coupon inserts in tomorrow's paper - 1 Smartsource, 1 RedPlum, and 1 P&G.  Click here to view the coupons that will be available.

Join Right at Home - Coupons, Tips for your Home

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Bath & Body Works Coupon - This Weekend Only

Click here to print your coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase - online or instore.  Coupon expires 6/5/11.  If ordering online, remember to go through Ebates and earn 3% cash back.

Thought of the Day

Everyone deserves a break - take one today. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Month = New Coupons on

Here is a list of few of the new coupons available.

$1.00 off (1) KRAFT DELI DELUXE Cheese product

$1.00 off TWO 6-packs or bottle of V8 V-Fusion

$1.00 off two V8 100% vegetable juice

$0.55 off on any Bagel-fuls (4ct)

$0.50 off Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Mixes

$0.50 off Reese's Puffs cereal

$0.40 off Yoplait Yogurt

$0.75 off Kids Yoplait Yogurt

$1.00 off Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffer

$0.35 off ONE (1) Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard

$0.75 off Fiber One cereal

$1.00 off Cinnamon Toast Crunch

$0.50 off Original Cheerios cereal

$1.00 off 2 Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breast

$.60 off 1 Morton Season-All product 8oz or larger

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Ways I Saved/Earned Money This Week

- I read all of my Inbox Dollars emails for my account and my husband's daily to add money to our accounts.

- I read all of my MyPoints emails daily for my account and my husband's to add points to receive FREE gift cards.

- We coupon shopping to Wal-Mart and Dollar General and took advantage of great deals. You can find what I purchase at Dollar General here and Wal-Mart here.

- Had leftovers for lunch 2 days this week. No food wasted and money saved by not cooking something else.

- Cleaned out my coupon binder and filed new coupons for future shopping trips.

- Compared gas prices online before filling up so I could get the lowest price.

- Received another $6 in taking surveys.

- Used FREE dishwasher detergent samples this week when using the dishwasher.

- Continued to use my FREE samples this week - shampoo, conditioner, soap, diapers, baby wipes etc.

- Took a day trip to the lake and didn't spend any money except for gas.

- Cashed in $10 in Amazon gift certificates from Swagbucks.  Continuing to credit my account for Christmas.

- Trying to drink more water.  Not only is this good for me but it will also be a great way to say money. 

- Did a couple of sponsored posts as a way to earn some extra cash.

- Planning a 1st birthday party for Bryson.  Made a list of things I need so I can look for the best deals.

- Purchased a Old Navy Groupon deal - $10 for $20 gift certificate plus I have a $10 Old Navy Gift card that I received FREE.  So my next trip to Old Navy I will have $30 to spend and only paid $10 for it.

How did you save or earn money this week?

Our Thrifty Day Trip to the Lake

Yesterday was Payton's 1st trip to the lake.  If you were to know her father, you would be shocked that she had never been before.  He currently has 2 boats but he has had as many as 4.  He is an avid fisherman and use to go every weekend at least once if not twice.  Since having kids, he does not go that often. We had planned to take her last summer but with a newborn, it never worked out.  Thanks to my dear mom for keeping Bryson, Payton had a day with all the attention on her. 

It was a beautiful sunny day!  It was very hot but we had the water to keep us cool.  We spent the day fishing, swimming, and boat riding. 

Payton caught the 1st fish of the day!

Of course, I planned ahead and tried to think of every possible way to save money. Here is a list of how I saved money and any money that I did have to spend.

- Breakfast was at home.
- I took a cooler full of water, juice, and drinks for the day.
- I had a bag full of snacks and chips.
- I took toys for backup in case Payton got bored with fishing.  Happy to say I never had to pull them out.
- Took her spray bottle with fan to help keep us cool and that was a lot of entertainment for her to be able to spray us.
- We had all the fishing supplies needed but we did buy 3 dozen minnows for $3
- The only other thing we spent was gas money.  We had gas in the boat but we did have to fill up the Tahoe.

So overall we had a wonderful fun-filled thrifty day of fun.  We hope to go many more times this summer.

10 Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe on the Road

Most automotive safety experts rank the windshield as a vehicle’s third most important safety component behind seat belts and airbags.  A poorly installed windshield can cause more injuries in an accident.  A poorly installed windshield can pop out in an accident allowing a person to be thrown out or prevent an airbag from deploying properly.

Think you can ignore a chip in your windshield? Think again! The windshield provides up to 30% of your vehicles structural integrity, and a chip smaller than 6 inches (or the size of a dollar bill) can easily be repaired by filling it with a special resin.  A chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when you are least expecting it. Windshield repair is often a safe and economical alternative to a full windshield replacement. Scheduling a windshield chip repair is easy! Companies like Safelite AutoGlass provide mobile service – wherever your car is – often within 24 hours of your initial call.

With summer here, travel is something everyone will be doing.  Whether you are taking day trips or going on vacations, keeping your family safe is the most important thing.  There are lots of things you can do to prepare for a safe trip. Below is 10 tips you can follow.

1) Have you vehicle serviced before travelling!  This can help prevent breakdowns on the road and keep your vehicle working properly.  It is a very thrifty thing to do to prevent future problems.

2) Fill up with gas!  No one ever wants to run out of gas especially when traveling on interstates and be sitting on the side of the road in hot weather with no A/C. 

3) If travelling with children, always make sure your have your child locks on.  Children never have a reason to open the door.  Always make sure any child seats are installed properly. 

4) Buckle Up! If you are like me, this is a given.  It is a routine thing for me to put my seat belt on.  It can be such a great measure to take when travelling.  It saves lives every day.

5) Turn the radio down.  I always have mine on but never too loud.  It can be so distracting causing you not be fully alert when driving. 

6) Never text when driving!  These days everyone does it.  Texting is something you can do when you stop for meals or to take a break.

7) Use hands free cell phones.  Both hands need to be available when driving. 

8) Check the weather conditions of the areas you will be travelling in.  You always want to be prepared for any kinds of weather conditions. 

9) Keep a first aid kit in the car.  This something I have added since having children.  You never know when you are going to need a band-aid to make everything all better.  It has been nice to be to share my supply of band-aids with other parents who needed one but didn't have one with them. 

10) Always check your tires.  Make sure the air pressure is in the correct range.  Always make sure you have a proper spare tire and tools needed to change your tire.  I always keep a towel and couple of old hand towels to use if you have get on the ground to change your tire. 

Hopefully, these tips will help you prepare for your trips.  If you have any other tips you use, please leave a comment and share them with me.

About Safelite AutoGlass:

Safelite AutoGlass® was founded in 1947. Throughout our more than 60 years of service, our company has grown from a single store in Wichita, Kansas, to a national auto glass provider, serving nearly 4 million customers per year.

Through industry-leading 24-hour instant scheduling, convenient in-shop or mobile service, top-of-the-line materials and SafeTech™ certified technicians, you'll find that Safelite AutoGlass offers superior customer service, value and quality.

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Disclosure:  I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Safelite blogging program, for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

HOT - Groupon Deal - $10 for $20 Gift Certificate at OLD NAVY

Today ONLY!! Purchase a $20 gift certificate for $10 to Old Navy.  Click here to sign up for an account and purchase this great deal.

Thought of the Day

Take a moment to enjoy your day - take a walk in your neighborhood, read a book/magazine or have dinner outside.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Favorite Deals at Lowes Foods - 6/1-6/7

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

Rewards E-Offer
Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese Fresh Rewards E-Offer - $1.59
Use .55/1 coupon from May All You Magazine
Final Price - .49 each

Viva Big Roll - $1.69
Use .50/1 coupon from June All You Magazine
Final Price - .69 each

Wisk Laundry Detergent - $3.99
Use $2/1 coupon from 5/15 RP
Final Price - $1.99

Suave Deodorant - $1.99
Use .50/1 coupon 5/22 RP
Final Price - .99

Rhodes Rolls - $2
Use .75/1 coupon from 5/1 RP
Final Price - .50

80% Lean Ground Beef - $2.99/lb.

My Favorite Deals at Food Lion - 6/1-6/7

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

Cantaloupes - 2/$3

Green Peppers - .69 each

Food Lion Canned Vegetables - 2/$1

Powerade - .69 each

Oscar Mayer Lunchables - $1

Mangoes - .99 each

Kellogg's Cereals - Froot Loops, Raisin Bran, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies - $1.89
Use $1/2 Raisin Bran coupon from 5/15 RP
Final Price - $1.39 each when you buy 2

NEW Bath & Body Works Coupon

Click here to print your coupon for a FREE full-size Signature Collection Body Care Item.  You can use this coupon in-store or online.  Expires 6/9/11.

If ordering online, go through Ebates and earn 3% cash back.

$1 Diet Coke Facebook Coupon

To celebrate reaching 1 million fans on Facebook Diet Coke is offering a $1 coupon off any 16-20 oz.  Click here to "Like Diet Coke on Facebook" and then you can print your coupon.

You may be able to score a FREE drink.

$5 Bounty Facebook Coupon Giveaway

Bounty is giving away 5000 $5 coupons each Friday in June.  "Like Bounty on Facebook" and then you can register to have them send you an email as a reminder.

Thought of the Day

What better way to spend the day than go to the lake.  I am spending the day at the lake with my dh and Payton.  It is her first time.  We are going to fish, swim, and have a picnic.  Pictures to come.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Thrifty Flowers

With summer comes flowers.  Every summer I always buy hanging baskets for the front porch.  I also fix several flower pots for the back patio.  I almost bought some a couple of weeks ago but I am so glad that I waited.  I took advantage of the great deal Lowes Foods had last weekend on their hanging baskets.  I bought 10 hanging baskets at $5 each = $50.  This is what I ended up with.

4 hanging baskets for my front porch

2 hanging baskets for flower hook at bench

1 flower pot at back door

3 small flower pots on steps and 2 medium flower pots on back patio

1 hanging basket for my new hanging basket holder

I usually spend at least $100 if not more each summer on flowers.  With the great sale Lowes Foods had, I saved $50+.  I was very pleased with my savings and I love the flowers that I purchased.

My Shopping Trip to Wal Mart

1 - Yoplait Kids Yogurt - $2.43, Used FREE item coupon = FREE
1 - Black Flag Fly Swatter - .98, Used $1 coupon from 5/15 RP = FREE
3 - Black Flag Fly Traps - .98, Used (3) $1 coupon from 5/15 RP = FREE
1 - Cottonelle Wipes -$2.74, Used FREE Item Coupon =  FREE
1 - Vlasic Pickles - $1.88, Used $1 coupon from March All You magazine = .88
1 - Just My Size Shirt - $6, Used $5/1 coupon from May All You magazine = $1

Total OOP - $1.88

My Shopping Trip to Dollar General

2 - Spic and Span Antibacterial Spray - $1 each, Used $1/2 coupon = .50 each = $1
1 - Reach Dental Floss - $1, Used $1 printable coupon (No longer available) = FREE
1 - Visine - $2, Used $2 coupon= FREE
1 - Lever 2000 Soap - $2, Used $1 printable coupon = $1

Total OOP - $2

See my Dollar General Deal List for all deals and coupon details.

My Favorite Deals at Dollar General - 5/29-6/4

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

You find Dollar General store coupons here.  There is a coupon available for 33% off decor, housewares, and domestics.

French's Worcestershire Sauce - $1
Use .75/1 coupon 5/15 SS
Final Price - .25

Pringles - $1
Buy 3 and use $1/3 coupon 5/1 P&G
Final Price - 66 each when you buy 3

Kraft BBQ Sauce - $1
Use .45/1 coupon 5/1 SS
Final Price - .55

Visine - $2
Use $2 coupon 4/10 RP
Final Price - FREE

Lever 2000 4ct - $2
$1.00 Printable coupon
Final Price - $1

Spic and Span Antibacterial Spray - $1
Buy 2 and  Use $1/2 printable coupon
Final Price .50 each when you buy 2

What are your favorite deals at Dollar General this week?

Vistaprint - 10 FREE Announcements or Invitations

Click here to order 10 FREE announcements or invitations from Vistaprint.  All you have to pay is shipping and handling.

Thought of the Day

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance."


Monday, May 30, 2011

Thought of the Day

Happy Memorial Day! 

 Thanks to all our military, past, present and future who serve our country and fight for our freedom. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cash4Books - Earn $5 Extra When You Sell 3 Books This Weekend

Cash4Books currently has a great offer.  If you have any used books you would like to get rid of, make some extra cash.  Cash4Books will buy them and also pay the shipping for you to send them your books.  If you sell 3 books this weekend and ship them by June 7 you will earn an extra $5.

To Sell Your Books:
1) Sign up for an account.
2) Print this coupon to send with your books.
3) Enter your books with their ISBN numbers.
4) Follow the directions to ship your books.
5) Wait for your money!!

Disclaimer:  This link may contain an affiliate link.

My Favorite Deals at CVS - 5/29-6/4

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

Preparation H Wipes - $3.99
Receive $3.99 ECB
Final Price - FREE
Limit 1

Mars Chocolate Singles - 2 for $1
Receive $1 ECB
Final Price - FREE
Limit 1

Kraft BBQ Sauce - $1
Use .45/1 coupon 5/1 SS
Final Price - .55 each

Fuze Beverage - 5 for $5
Receive $2 ECB when you buy 5
Use (2) $1/2 coupon 4/10 SS
Final Price when you buy 5 - .20 each

Bic Soleil Shimmer Razor - $6.99
Receive $3 ECB
Use $3/1 coupon 5/1 SS
Final Price - .99
Limit 1

What are your favorite deals?

My Favorite Deals at Rite Aid - 5/29-6/4

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

Renpure Organics Shampoo or Conditioner - $4.99
Receive $4.99 +UP Rewards
Final Price - FREE
Limit 2

Irish Spring or Speed Stick Deodorant - $2.99
Receive $2 +UP Reward
Final Price - .99
Limit 5

Huggies Little Swimmers - $ 6.97
Use $2/1 Little Swimmers coupon 5/15 SS
Final Price - $4.97

Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers - $8.97
Use $2/1 coupon from 5/15 SS
Final Price - $6.97

Huggies Baby Wipes - $6.97
Use .50/1 coupon 5/15 SS
Final Price - $6.47

What are your favorite deals?

My Favorite Deals at Walgreens - 5/29-6/4

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

Ritz Crackerfuls - $2 - Sunday and Monday Only
Receive $2 in Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon 4/17 SS
Final Price - FREE plus $1 overage
Limit 1

Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream - .99
Receive .99 in Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/1 SS
Final Price - FREE plus $1 overage
Limit 1

Dry Idea Deodorant, or Right Guard Deodorant or Body Wash - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
Use Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon 5/1 RP - Expires 5/31
Final Price - 2 for FREE

Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Monitor - $14.99
$14.99 Mail-in Rebate
Final Price - FREE
Limit 1

AppliedNutrition Triple Calcium - $10
Receive $10 Register Rewards
Final Price - FREE
Limit 1

BC or Goody's Headache Relief Powders - $1.50
Receive $1.50 Register Rewards
Final Price - FREE
Limit 1

Illy Coffee - $2
Receive $2 in Register Rewards
Final Price - FREE
Limit 1

Listerine Smart Rinse or Pocketpaks - $2.99
Receive $2 Register Rewards
Final Price .99
Limit 1

Gillette Fusion Pro-Gilde Razor - $9.89
Receive $5 Register Rewards
Use $4/1 coupon 5/1 P&G - Expires 5/31
Final Price - .89

What are your favorite deals this week?

Thought of the Day

Always remember where you came from!