Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It is really hard for me to say but...

Sorry guys there haven't been any posts because my computer is on the blink. In the last two days I haven't been able to get on much and when I do the computer constantly freezes up or takes a very long time to do anything. With all the extra time though I have found time to play with my kids more, get to the gym, and organize my house. That's a lot for 2 days!! I feel better and I think my family does too. Anyway with this being said I have decided to stop writing the blog. It makes me so sad. I just had business cards printed!! What am I going to do with all those business cards? So I will still be out there couponing, saving, and grabbing all the freebies I can I just won't be blogging about it any more. If you are looking for someone to replace me then here are a couple of blogs to take a look at if you don't already.

Freebies4Mom
Money Saving Mom
Couponing101
A Frugal Friend
Everything Moms
JenSuperSaves

I really thought about this a lot but after a lot of encouragement from my husband (to stop that is) I think it is just best for my family right now. I will miss sharing deals with you.

Thanks for reading!
Amanda

Monday, February 23, 2009

Walgreen's and CVS this week

My friend Jen over at JenSuperSaves has some great match-ups for CVS and Walgreen's this week. You can see them here.

Thanks Jen!

40% off at Old Navy

You can go here and print a coupon for 40% off a single regular priced item at Old Navy. Hurry this coupon is only good through the 26th!

Thank MetroplexSavers!!

Free Quiznos Sub and Jack and the Box Tacos

Quiznos is giving away a million free subs. Go here to get yours. Hurry because I'm sure that they will go FAST!

You can also get two free tacos at Jack and the Box here. This coupon is only good tomorrow (Tues Feb. 24).

Thanks Freebies4Mom!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

65% off your dinner out

If you are like me and have heard about Restaurant.com but you haven't tried it out yet then here is the deal for you. Right now if you check out using code DINE then instead of paying $10 for a $25 certificate you will pay $2!! If you join Cashbaq first then you will get $5 for signing up and another $0.50 for buying your Restaurant.com certificate through the link on their site. That means you spend $2 and get $5.50 in your Cashbaq account. Or you can just pay $2 for the certificate. Either way you will be getting a good deal. I bought three certificates. They are were all $2 each. They are good for $25 when I spend $35 so for $12 I will get a $35 meal out. That's over 65% off!! Let me know if you have questions and if it works for you. BTW you print this off your computer so if you buy one now you can use it tonight!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Earn from Home



It's Friday so it is time for another edition of "Earn from Home". Today I am talking about Swagbucks. I have done a post on this before but I have now been usung it for a couple weeks and I wanted to give my opinion on if it is worth it or not. At first I wasn't that impressed but I realized the problem is me! I am really forgetful so I kept forgeting to use their search engine. I have started opening a Swagbucks window when I turn the computer on and then minimizing it until I need to search for something. Since then I have started earning a couple Swagbucks a day. Right now I am up to 20. I have only been really working at it a few days. A $5 Amazon gift card is 45 points so I am almost half way there. Since I am earning point for something I would be doing anyway I think it is worth it. I figure I can save my points to buy gift cards or gifts for people. If you have had an experience with Swagbucks good or bad please leave a comment below.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Fort Worth Symphony presents a Free Community Concert

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents a free community concert at Texas Wesleyan University on Saturday, February 21. The performance includes Vivaldi's beloved "Spring" movement from The Four Seasons as well as Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Symphony No. 25 in G Minor. Thomas Hong conducts and FWSO Concertmaster Michael Shih is the soloist.
Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Hall, 1309 Wesleyan Street. For more information, call 817-531-4992.
This program is part of the Neighborhood Arts Program, and is made possible in part by support from the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the City of Fort Worth, the Texas Commission on the Arts and Bank of America. Additional support is provided by the Star-Telegram.
Thanks Christine for letting me know about this!

FREE 8x8 Photo Book

Our friend Susan over at Everything Mom has a code to get a FREE 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly. You can get it here. This would make a great gift.

Thanks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kroger 2/18-2/24

Okay so much for trying to cut back. Here are the deals for Kroger.

Strip Steak-$3.99/lb
Pork Baby Back Ribs-$2.99/lb
Large Navel Oranges-25¢ ea.
Broccoli Crowns-99¢/lb
Nectarines-99¢/lb
Ground Chuck-$1.99/lb
Kroger Boneless Checken Breasts or Breast Tenders-$1.79/lb (frozen 3lb bag $5.37 ea.)
GM Honey Nut Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios or Trix Cereal-3/$5
- $3/3 Peelie on Box
- 55¢/1 Honey Nut Cheerios IP
- 50¢/1 Multigrain Cheerios Q (1/18 SS)
- 50¢/1 Honey Nut Cheerios Cellfire Q
- 75¢/1 Multigrain Cheerios Cellfire Q
- 75¢/1 Multigrain Cheerios IP
= prices vary
Starkist Tuna Pouch-$1
- B2G1Free Q (2/8 RP, All You Mag Feb Issue)
= 3/$2
**Catalina Deal! Buy 5 in a single transaction and earn $1 OYNO!
Ocean Spray Cocktail Juice-$1.99
- $1/1 Ocean Spray IP
= 99¢
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel-$2- 35¢/1 Q (1/4, 2/8 GM)
- 50¢/1 Cellfire Q
- 50¢/1 Shortcuts Q
= 95¢ - $1.50
Dial Liquid Hand Soap-89¢
- 35¢/1 Q (1/4 SS) This coupon might not triple
= Free
Springdale Gallon Milk-$1.99
Yoplait Yo-Plus, Go-Gurt, Trix or Fiber One Yogurt-$2
- $1.50/1 Yo-Plus IP
- 35¢/1 Yoplait Kids Q (1/4 GM)
- $1/1 Fiber One Cellfire Q
- 75¢/1 Fiber One Shortcuts Q
= prices vary
Progresso Light Soup-$1.50
- $1.10/1 Progresso IP
= 40¢
Lipton Noodles or Side Dishes-$1
-Use $0.75/2 (recent insert)
=$0.63 each
Kroger Tortilla Chips-$1
Kraft Salad Dressing-$1.99
-Use $1/2
=$0.99 each
Idaho Russet Potatoes-$1.99/5 lbs.

If you see something I missed let me know. Some of this came from Couponing 101 Thanks!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Albertson's and Kroger Ads

In an effort to cut down on the amount of time I spend on the blog I am not going to retype the Albertson's and Kroger ads this week. You can view the deals at Couponing 101. If I see any discrepancies or extra coupons I will add an update here.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Free Lotion at Victoria Secret

Click here and print a coupon for a FREE 1 oz. bottle of Victoria Secret Pink Energizing Body Lotion

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Free $5 @ JcPenny

Go here and sign up for JCP Rewards. It's in the lower left hand corner of the screen and you can print a coupon for $5 off any purchase of $5 or more. Please if you register a credit card you will earn points for all you JcPenny's purchases which you can use toward more coupons. Make sure you enter code 3008!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Walgreen's Trip

I went to Walgreen's today. They are running a B1G1 deal on Revlon Creme Lip Gloss + Easy Saver Rebate Rebate of up to $10. Here is what I did.

2-Revlon Creme Lip Gloss-$9.99 each
1-Go Carrots Lip Balm-$2.76 (On sale)
1-bag M & M's
-B1G1 Creme Lip Gloss $9.99
-(2) $1 Revlon Qs (recent insert)
-$2 Go Carrots here (It looks like they took this coupon down. If anybody finds it somewhere else please let me know so I can repost it.)
-$1 Go Carrots Walgreen's coupon here
=$9.35 OOP
-EasySaver Rebate $9.99
=Profit $0.64

Happy Savings!
Amanda

CVS Trip

I wanted to let you know I went to CVS today to try and get my $10 ECB for buying 2 bars of Neutrogena soap and it worked! I spent $5.98 and got $10 ECB. The first one I tried was out of the soap and I got the last two bars at the second one but it was worth it.

Free Halo Dog Food

Go here and sign up for their newsletter and Halo will send you an e-mail with a $5 off coupon. That should be good for at least a couple of cans of free dog or cat food.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Blog

Okay everyone I have been running this blog for a less than a month but already I am experiencing burn out. I had no idea how much time it would take. I feel like I spend my whole day looking for good deals to share. Sometimes I don't even have time to go out and get my own good deals!! So I need you advice. If you have a blog how do you do it? How much time are you spending running it? I have a nine month old and a two year old maybe my kids are just to little and still require too much time? Please leave you suggestions and comments below. I am really considering pulling the plug.

Thanks
Amanda

Money Maker at CVS

At CVS this week you get $10 EBC when you buy 2 Neutrogena Facial Moisturizer or Sun Care products (Limit 1). For some reason this deal is also supposedly working on Neutrogena facial bar soap (3.5 oz bar) that is $2.99. So you buy 2 for $5.98 and get $10 EBC back!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Free Crest Whitestrips

You can get a free sample of Crest Whitestrips and a $7 coupon by going here.

Kroger Trip

Okay I know I really need to get back to taking pictures but I keep forgetting and I put everything away and then remember darn I should have taken a picture. So sorry but it is just another list today. Here is what I got.
4-boxes Care Bear Fruit Snacks
2-4 roll packages Cottonelle
1-can Beefaroni
1-12oz Honey Ham lunch meat
2-Grands Biscuits
1-Half Gallon Blue Bell Ice Cream
2-Kroger Brand Shredded Cheese
2-large boxes Pop Tarts
1-lb. Baby Carrots
1-12 oz bag Wacky Mac pasta
1-box Betty Crocker muffin mix

I paid $19.88 OOP. I saved $19.89 with sales and coupons which is 49% off the regular price. Not the best week I have every had but hey 49% is still almost half off. BTW my hubby is off today for President's Day so the posts will be kinda thin. We will be back to regular scheduled programing tomorrow.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Sunday, February 15, 2009

No Coupons

I don't normally post on Sunday but I just wanted to let everyone know there are no coupons in the paper this Sunday. I'm disappointed but I guess this happens around a holiday. Monday is President's Day. I think it's a pretty lame excuse. I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Albertson's Trip

I also went to Albertson's yesterday. I bought the milk and bread they had on sale and then some Valentine's stuff for my hubby. So it wasn't a very exciting trip . Then at check out the cashier ask it I was collecting Monopoly game pieces. I somehow managed to earn 5 in this one little trip. When I got home and opened them I found I was an instant winner and won an 18 oz. jar of JIF peanut butter so it wasn't a wasted trip after all.

Walgreen's Trip

WOW! Did I get a deal! I went to Walgreen's in search of Scrubbing Bubble wipes (which they were still out of) and my FREE Glade Sense & Spray (from this post). Well as you will remember the Sense and Sprays were supposed to be $9.99-B1G1 Q-$4/1 Q=$5.99 for 2 then you get $3 EasySaver Rebate for each of them making them free but when I went to my Walgreen's they were only $8.99! I bought 4 because that is the EasySaver Rebate limit. I paid $10.80 with tax but I should get back $12.00 EasySaver rebate. Needless to say it you haven't gotten yours yet you should go to Walgreen's today!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Friday, February 13, 2009

Need a laugh?

If you need to laugh my friend Susan over at Everything Moms has a really funny post up. It is the third trimester of pregnancy from a man's perspective. You can check it out here.

A couple Freebies from our Frugal Friend

There is a new freebie up at Wal-Mart: Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Makeup. Get it here.

Also if you didn't get it the last time you can get a FREE subscription to Martha Stewart Living here.

Thanks A Frugal Friend!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Earn From Home

The question I think I have gotten the most from friends, family, and blog readers is not about saving at all. Every time I tell someone I am trying to make this blog into a part time job they ask "How are you going to do that?" Well really you do it one penny at a time. As of today I have had this blog for two weeks. That is not very long to get an accurate idea of how much money I can make but I am making some so I thought I would answer everyone's question of how in this week "Earn From Home". There are lots of resources and books out there on how to earn money. I am only telling you what I do. There maybe a better way for you.

1. If you have a blogger account the easiest way to earn is to add Google AdSense to your blog. When you are customizing your blog and you click add a gadget you can select Google AdSense. It is very easy set up your account. You get paid for impressions which is when people look at your blog thus seeing the ads and you get even more if people click on the ads. You only make pennies unless people click on your ads. If someone clicks on one of my ads it seems like I get anywhere from 15¢-40¢ per click. I'm sure it depends on Google's deal with that advertiser. This is not a way to make a lot of money but it is easy and Google does all the work in choosing ads that fit the content of your blog.

2. The way I have made the most money is by being an Affiliate. There are tons of affiliate marketing companies but I only can tell you about the three that I work with. My favorite by far is Logical Media. With this type of advertising you only get paid if your readers click on the ad and follow through. With some offers all they have to do is provide an e-mail, sometimes they sign up to receive something, sometimes they have to purchase something. It depends on the campaign. You get paid a lot more per click. I have run lots of campaigns on my site already and the commission has ranged anywhere from 65¢-$9.50 per lead. I really like their site. It is easy to use and they have hundreds of campaigns to choose from so you can find advertising to fit your blog readers.

3. I also do affiliate advertising with Commision Junction. I haven't had much success with them but you might.

4. The last company I work with is Coupons.com. They provide the coupon bar on the right side of my blog. I haven't made much with them but I get a little every time someone prints a coupon from my blog using the tool bar. I would probably have the tool bar there even if they didn't pay me because it is a great resource for my readers but don't tell them that. That is the most important thing I look for in advertising. Is it relevant to my readers. If it is something I think you can use or will help you save money or give you something for free then that's great. If not then it's probably not good for my blog.


This is a really long post. I hope it answered everyone's questions. If not then please contact me using the box on the right side of the blog.

Happy Savings (and hopefully earning)!
Amanda

Discount Entertainment Book

You can get an Entertainment Book for $16.25 (35% off) + free shipping. If you put in your zip code you can look at all the coupons that will come with your book. I always like to get them to use the B1G1 coupons for restaurants. The book usually pays for itself after 2 or 3 coupons.

CVS & Walgreen's 2/15-2/21

If you want to get a jump start on your planning for CVS next week Couponing101 already has the ad match-ups for next week up. You can check it out here. I have some coupon match-ups and stuff to add but I will wait until after I get the ad and my Sunday coupons to make sure I have all the best deals for you. Look for it on Monday morning.

Update: She also has a sneak peek at Walgreen's here. Doesn't look like there is going to be much there next week.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Albertson's 2/11-2/17

Sanderson Farms Fryer Breasts (Bone-In)-99¢/lb.
John Morrell Country Style Pork Ribs (Bone-In)-99¢/lb.
Red Seedless Grapes-$1.25/lb
Blue Bell Ice Cream-$3.99
-Use $1 here (I was able to print again so even if you already printed this once I would try again)
= $2.99
General Mills Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Trix, Lucky Charms, or Rice, Wheat or Corn Chex-$2
-Use $3/3 Peelie Q on some boxes (From Couponing101)
-Use $1/2 (Exp 2/21)
-Use $1/3 (Exp 2/14, 3/21)
= $1 ea.
Yoplait Yogurt-39¢ ea. (Extra Monopoly Game Piece)
-Use 40¢/6 Q (recent insert)
-Use $1/8 here
=Varies 26-27¢ ea.
Minute Maid OJ 64oz-$1.99
Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers-$1.67 (Extra Monopoly Game Piece )
- 50¢/2 Q (2/8 GM)
= $1.17 ea.
Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, or Apple Jacks-$3
-Use $1.50/2 (Exp 3/1)
-Use $1/2 Coupon bar on right side of blog
=Varies $2.25-2.50
Kraft Salad Dressing-$1.25
-Use $1/2 (recent insert)
=75¢ each
Dial Liquid Hand Soap-$1
- 35¢/1 (recent insert) This might not double
= Free
Albertson’s Gallon Milk-$1.99
Milk-99¢ when you buy Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Bread @ $1.99 w/In Ad Q
Fri.-Sun. ONLY!
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts-$1.88/lb
Strawberries-2lb/$3.99

FREE Glade Sense & Spray

You can get 2 Free Glade Sense & Spray at Walgreen's month.

Here is how it works
Glade Sense & Spray-$9.99 each
-Use a B1G1 Q here
-$4/1 (recent insert)
OOP=$5.99/2
-Use Easy Saver Rebate $3 each
=FREE + 1¢ Profit

You can get up to 4 rebates so use the back button and print the B1G1 Q twice!

Thanks Couponing101!!

Free Woman's Day Subscription

Here is another FREE one year subscription to Woman's Day from RewardsGold.

Thanks A Frugal Friend!!

Valentine's Day for Kids

My friend Susan has a great article up on her blog about fun Valentine's Day activities for kids on a budget. You can check it out here

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kroger Deals 2/11-2/17

Saturday Feb. 14th Only
Blue Bell Ice Cream-$2.99 (Limit 1 w/$10 purchase)
-Use $1 here (I was able to print again so even if you already printed this once I would try again)
=$1.99

Good Deals:
Springdale Gallon Milk-$1.99
Red Seedless Grapes-99¢/lb.
Kroger or Tyson Whole Chicken-69¢/lb.
Baby Carrots-99¢/lb.
Dial Liquid Hand Soap-89¢
- 35¢/1 Q (1/4 SS) This coupon may not triple.
= Free
Kroger Shredded Cheese or Bars (6-8 oz)-3/$5

Daytona 500 Deal Buy 10 participating items and get $3 off (Limit 3 per transaction) Price shown reflects discount of $0.30 per item when you buy 10.

Gatorade (32 oz.)-$0.70
Banquet Entrees-$0.69
Chef Boyardee Pasta-$0.58
-Use $0.25/3 (recent insert)
=$0.35 each
Kroger Buns (Hotdog or Hamburger)-$0.70
Manwich Sandwich Sauce-$0.70
Phillsbury Grands! Biscuits-$0.97
-Use $0.50/2 here
=$0.47 each
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.49
-Use $0.50/1 (recent insert) or
-Use $0.75/2 Here or
-Use $0.75/2 Here ot
-Use $0.75/2 (From the coupon bar on the side of this blog)
= Varies $0.49-$1.15 each
Totino's Pizza Rolls-$0.95
-Use $0.35/1 Q (Exp. 4/4, 4/11, 4/18) or
-Use $0.35/1 Here
-Use 50¢/1 Cellfire Q
=Profit $0.10
Totinos Party Pizza- 95¢
Fritos - $1.70
Ragu pasta sauce- $1.42
-Use $0.50/2 (recent insert)
=$0.92
Breyers ice cream- $2.70
Minute Maid orange juice or fruit punch- $2.20
Betty Crocker Premium Brownies or Muffin Mix-$1.69
-Use 40¢/1 Muffin Mix (Exp. 2/7)
-Use 75¢/2 Brownie Mix (Exp. 4/4)
= Varies 89¢-$1.32
Oreo Cookies-$2.69
Scott Bath Tissue (12 rolls)-$6.69
-Use $1 (From the coupon bar on the side of this blog)
-Use $1 (Exp 3/22)
=$5.69

These are the products in this weeks ad that are marked with the Daytona 500 Logo but look for the special tags throughout the store for more great deals.

Super Mom

Sorry guys I haven't been sleeping in. I decided to try to play super mom and today I threw my 2 year old a Valentine's Day party. It was a luncheon with adults and 2 and 3 year olds so yeah I pretty tired now. But I am never too tired to bring you a good deal so here is what I have for today.

Freebies4Moms has a coupon for free Aquafresh Extreme Clean trial size (up to $1.25 reatil value) Go here.

There are new Cottonelle coupons here. These are a great deal because at my Kroger a 4 pack of Cottonelle is only $1.09. They double the $0.50 coupons so you get it for only 9¢!! Thanks to Money Saving Mom! She has a link on her blog too that I think she gets credit for but I couldn't get it to work. If you want to give it a try this is it. You should be able to print it twice.

You can also find out how to save $5 off your Old Navy purchase by going here

Today only you can get a free Redbox rental at any Walgreen's location by entering the code WGREEN2.

You can find some great Gerber coupons here. Thanks Susan!!

And last but not least you can get a free sample of Tide Total Care and some great coupons by going here. Thanks to Centsible Savings!

Okay I think I have made up for my morning off. If anyone knows of any good deals I missed please let me know. I will be working on getting the new Kroger and Alberston's ads up soon.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TGI Friday's B1G1

Go here and get a coupon for B1G1 entrée at TGI Friday's (Offer not valid on Feb 14) Exp. March 1st.

Thanks to Money Saving Mom!!

This is the 5th post today. I guess I'm not doing very good at cutting back :-)

FREE Chick-fil-A

AAHH!! We missed some of this deal already. I can't believe I didn't read about this anywhere yesterday. Visit any DFW Chick-fil-A Feb. 9-13 between 2 pm-5 pm and receive the featured snack for FREE!!

Mon-Nuggest (8 count)
Tues-Small Waffle Fries
Wed-Icedream Cone
Thrus-Small Fruit Cup
Fri-Fudge Nut Brownie

There is no coupon necessary, one per person per visit, and at participating locations only. Thanks to my friend Christine for the heads up!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Walgreen's Horror Trip

As you know I was really sick yesterday and so I went to the doctor. Thankfully he gave me a prescription for an antibiotic. So I thought I would go over to Walgreen's and get some good deals while I was getting my meds. It was the worst experience. They have razor's on sale this week for FREE after manufacture's coupon and Register Rewards. Only my RR weren't printing. I ask for a manager and she told me I couldn't get RR if I used a coupon which I have been told by Stephanie over a Couponing101 is not true. So after arguing with her for a minute I could see she wasn't going to fix it. So I bought the other items I came for 2 bottles of Windex (Free after coupon and rebate) and shampoo (Free after rebate). I get everyone back in the car and went across the street to pick up my prescription at CVS because I am so mad at Walgreen's. When I get back in the car I realize one of my Windex bottles was not closed properly and spilled the entire bottle all over my car. Now I am really mad. I go back to Walgreen's and drive through the pharmacy drive through. I was too sick to get out of the car with my baby and toddler again. They got the manager who thankfully this time was very nice. She gave me a new bottle and apologized. You would think this would be the end of the bad luck but no I got home and realized the Windex had spilled all over the receipt erasing it. I needed the receipt for my mail in rebates. So I had to call and try and get the receipt code from the manager. She said she had to create a new receipt by pretending to exchange the items but I don't know if that will work to get my rebate so I entered it in anyway and I guess I will find out at the end of the month. Needless to say it was a nightmare especially since I was sick and my two year old was not having a good day. It will take a really good deal to make me go back to Walgreen's and try again. I feel better now. Thanks for listening.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Free Stuff

Okay so I am still a little sick but I am feeling much better than I was. I will post a few things this morning and then probably won't get on again until tonight. I am trying not to let the blog consume my whole day. Here are a couple of freebies I ran across

1. Sephora-Go here and print out the coupon. Take it to your local Sephora store and receive a Free 10-day supply of Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF15 and a bonus baby kabuki brush

2. Go here and get your FREE subscription to Woman's Day magazine.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pause in the blog

Okay I took a vacation and got sick! I am really sick right now so you won't be seeing any updates to the blog until I am doing better. If you are looking for some good deals though here are some great blogs to check out while I am down.

Freebies4Mom
Money Saving Mom
Couponing101
A Frugal Friend
Everything Moms

On another note my husband has been concerned (complaining) about how much time the blog takes from my day so when I do come back I will probably be scaling back some. I was updating it 5 or more times a day some days but I might just start updating it once a day. Right now I am off to rest.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Don't forget

Don't forget to check out my guest post over at Everything Moms Thanks Again Susan!! If you found out about my blog from reading Everything Moms then welcome! Please let me know if I can do anything to help you.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Friday, February 6, 2009

Another Free Magazine Subscription

With all these free subscriptions I can't believe anyone pays for magazines. Click on the link below to get a free subscription to REMEDY magazine. It is a quarterly health magazine that also sends its members free samples.
RemedyLife

Free Elmo DVD

If you use Earth's Best products you can send in three UPS and get a free Elmo Loves You DVD. Go here for all the details.

Earn From Home

***UPDATED****Thanks to A Frugal Friend (see comment below) I took Dollar Surveys off but she said she makes good money on Ipsos Survey. Thanks for the input!!

I thought I would try to start a new segment on earning money from home. I might run out of ideas after the first few posts but here is your first edition of "Earn From Home"-Surveys/E-mails. There are a ton of companies that will pay you to do surveys and/or read e-mails from home. I don't personally belong to all these panels but here is a list of survey/e-mail companies. Every site is different in how they pay and how much. If you really want to make money doing surveys you need to sign up with several companies because in my experience each one will only send you a few surveys a month. At first you might get a lot because you are new but then it usually dies down to a few a month. I find it interesting to see what new products and marketing campaigns are out there. Reading e-mail usually only pays 2¢-10¢ an e-mail. Since all you have to do is open something and click it doesn't take long but it could take awhile to see all those pennies add up to something. Most e-mail companies will pay you to sign up others. Sometimes it is a flat fee or sometimes you make a specified amount for every e-mail your referral reads. If you want to give it a try here are 7 companies to check out. Please note I don't personally belong to all of these companies.

Ipsos Survey-You could win $5000 by joining the Ipsos i-Say Panel
and sharing your opinion.
SnapDollars-Get paid to try out new products, read emails, complete surveys, and more!
My View Survey Panel-Surfers who join My View can take part in surveys, movie screeners and magazine test covers and get paid cash.
Panda Research-Surveys Earn a $5 sign up bonus
The Survey Doctor-The SurveyDoctor.com will send you paid survey opportunities. Earn $10 instantly! Work at home online and earn money Instantly! No Fees Ever!
Send Earnings-Users Get paid to read emails & more. $5.00 sign up bonus.

If you need more I could come up with a few. Just e-mail me. If you have an idea for future "Earn From Home" segments please let me know.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Stepping Away

I just wanted to let you guys know I will be stepping away from the blog this weekend. My family and I will be going out of town for the weekend. I will try to keep you posted if I come across any major deals but there will definitely be fewer posts this weekend. I promise to come back refreshed and with tons of savings on Monday. I better start packing now!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Valentine's Day on a Dime

Okay so personally I think Valentine's Day is a made up holiday. That being said if my husband ignores it then he is dead! In this economy though I'm sure a lot of people are going to be trying to find more frugal ways to celebrate. Click here to download the free ebook Valentine's Day On A Dime.

Thanks to A Heart 4 Home for the great post and Money Saving Mom for the re-post!! I really love Money Saving Mom she has a lot of great money saving tips and twice she has posted links to posts from my blog so thanks again!!

Albertson's Monopoly Game

Albertson's is running a new gimmick, I mean promotion :-) Every time you shop a Albertson's you will be given a Monopoly game piece. You can also win bonus pieces by buying specially marked products. I received three game pieces for my trip yesterday. Each game piece contains 4 markers and a money saving coupon. Careful when you open them I accidentally tore one of my coupons yesterday. The coupons are Albertson's in store coupons so they cannot be doubled or tripled but you should be able to use them with a manufacture's coupon. Yesterday I got (2) 25¢ off (1) 24 pack Pepsi Product and (1) 50¢ off Albertson's Ketchup 28 oz or larger. BTW The markers are not stickers you have to lick the back to stick them to your game board. I couldn't find any end date for this promotion it just says while supplies last. Good luck everyone! If you win anything please let me know.

Happy Saving!
Amanda

Everything Moms Guest Post

My friend Susan over at Everything Moms has a great new segment called Mama Knows Best. It comes out on Saturday. Check out the latest edition tomorrow were you will see a fimilar face: ME. That’s right I wrote a guest post for Susan's Mama Knows Best segment and it will be featured on her site tomorrow. Thanks Susan!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

More CVS and Walgreens Deals

***UPDATE*** I should have read the title a little closer this is a preview of what we can expect next week. Starting on 2/8. You can check these out and I will have a full list available on 2/9.~Sorry for the confusion.

Couponing101 has some more great deals for CVS and Walgreen's. The savings just never stop!!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

CVS Trip

Now you guys know why there weren't any posts this morning. I went everywhere!! Here is what I got at CVS:

1-Earinse
1-box Disney Princess Valentines with/suckers
2-packages (30ct) L'Oreal Revitalift Cleanser Toweletts

ECB's Used-$15.00
Man. Coupons-$3.00
Total OOP-$5.79
ECB's Earned-$7.99
It's like they paid me $2.20 to buy this stuff!! I wanted to get Excedrin too because that is free after ECB but my CVS was all out.

Albertson's Trip

I didn't take a picture of my Albertson's Trip. So here is what I got:

1-bag Bird's Eye frozen broccoli
1-can Betty Crocker frosting
1-6 pack Dano-nino Yoplait yogurt
3-cans Pringles
1-half gallon Good Day OJ
1-can Progresso soup
2-pints Blue Bell ice cream
2-bottles Sobe Life Water (My Albertson's had $0.40 off coupons stuck to the bottles. So my final price was $0.20 a bottle)
6.3-lbs. Seasoned Petite Sirloin Steak (They are running a buy 1 get 2 free special. Regular price is $7.99/lb. When you buy three it's like getting it for $2.64/lb.)

My total after sales and coupons was $24.37. I saved $49.38 off the regular price. That's 67% off the regular price!

Walgreen's Trip

I'm still pretty new to Walgreen's. Their system is much more complicated than CVS. So I haven't been buying much from there but I went today and got:
1-Termacare Trial Pack
1-bag (9.2 oz) Reese Mini's
1-bag (9.2 oz) Hershey's Kisses

Total OOP-$4.42
Mail In Rebate-$2.49
Final Cost-$1.93

I'll let you guys know how the mail in rebate goes. You are supposed to be able to do it online.

Golf Magazine

No one in our house is that into golf but if you have a golf enthusiast in your house you can get them a free subscription to Golf Magazine here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Free $10 coupon book

Sign up to recieve the Betty Crocker Newsletter and they will mail you a booklet with $10 in coupons!!

Coupons.com

I have added a great tool bar at the side of the blog were you can look through and print all the coupons available at Coupons.com. A lot of the internet printable coupons I include in my posts can be found at Coupons.com but by printing them through the tool bar you will be supporting my blog. Just so you guys know I love bringing you all these great deals but I have been spending a lot of time doing it so I am trying to see if I can turn the blog into a part time job. So if you see an ad you like on the side or at the bottom of the blog please CLICK it this is how the blog generates money and how I will be able to continue to devote so much time to sharing great deals with you. Thanks for all the support!

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Albertson's 2/4-2/10

Blue Bell Pints-10/$10
Half Gallon Milk-10/$10
Good Day Half Gallon OJ-10/$10
John Morrell Bone-in Pork Butt Roast, Pork Picnic or Assorted Pork Loin Chops-10 lbs./$10
Express Salads-10/$10
Roma Tomatoes-10 lbs./$10
Pringles-10/$10
-Use $0.30/3 (Exp 2/28)
=$0.70 each
Ragu Pasta Sauce-10/$10
-Use $0.50/2 (recent insert)
=$0.50 each
Progresso Soup-10/$10
-Use $1.10/1 here
-Use $0.50/2 (Exp 2/28)
= Varies FREE+ $0.10 profit-$0.50 each
Yoplait Yogurt-20/$10
-Use $0.40/6 (Exp. 2/28)
-Use $0.60/3 here
=$0.37 each
Dozen Large Eggs-10/$10
Grands! Biscuits-10/$10
-Use $0.50/2 here
=$0.50 each
General Mills Cereal (Cheerios, Kix, Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Chex, Double Chocolate Cookie Crisp, Cocoa Puffs Combos)-5/$10
-Use $1/3 (Exp 2/14)
-Use $0.50/1 (Exp 2/28)-This is for Multi Grain only I'm not positive they are included in this sale
-Use $1.00/2 Chex (Exp 2/21)
-Use $0.75/1 Chex (Exp 3/14)
-Use $0.75/1 Cookie Crisp here
=Varies $1.00-$1.67
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks-5/$10
-Use $0.50/1 (Exp 3/29)
-Use $0.75/2 Here or
-Use $0.75/2 Here
=Varies $1.00-$1.63
Dole Fruit Bowls-4/$10
-Use $0.75/2 (Exp 3/31)
-Use $0.55/1 (Exp 3/31) This is for Parfait variety only
=Varies $1.95-$2.13
Kellogg's Pop Tarts-6/$10
-Use $1.00/2 (Expires 3/15)
=$1.17 each
Skinner Pasta-10/$10
Dan-O-Nino Yogurt-5/$10
-Use $1.00/1 (Exp 3/1)
=$1.00
Betty Crocker Frosting-6/$10
-Use $0.25/1 Package Q
-Use $0.55/1 here
=Varies $0.92-$1.17
Totino's Pizza Rolls-10/$10
-Use $0.35/1 (Exp 4/4, 4/11, 4/18)
-Use $0.35/1 Here
=FREE+ $0.05 Profit
Sobe Life Water-10/$10
-Use $0.50 Hangtag (your store may or may not have these)
=FREE
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables or Steamfresh Rice-10/$10
-Use $0.35 Steamfresh Q (recent insert)
=FREE + $0.05 profit
Bird's Eye StreamFreash Frozen Entrees-2/$10
-Use $2/1 (Exp 2/14)
=$3.00
Sunsilk Shampoo or Conditioner-4/$10
-Use $2/2 (Exp 3/15)
=$1.50 each
Suave naturals Shampoo or Conditioner-10/$10
-Use $1/2 (Exp. 4/5) or
-Use $2/3 (Exp. 4/5)
=Varies $0.34-$0.50
Sauve Lotion-4/$10
-Use $1.00/2 (Exp 4/5)
-Use $2.00/3 (Exp 4/5)
=Varies $1.83-$2.00
Vaseline Lotion-4/$10
-Use $1.50/1 (Exp 3/15)
=$1.00
Gillette Shave Gel-4/$10
-Use $0.55/1 (Exp 2/28)
=$1.95

Friday-Sunday Only
Catfish-$2.99/lb.
Green Grapes-4 lb./$5
Bounty Basic Paper Towel (8 rolls)-$5.99
-Use $0.25 (Exp 2/28)
=$5.24
Charmin (12 Big rolls)-$5.99

Free Museum Ticket

AFrugalFriend has a great post for Bank of America card holders. There is free admission the first weekend of every month at select museums for anyone holding a Bank of America card. Go here for more details.

Thanks AFrugalFriend!

Free Juicy Juice Sippy Cup

EverythingMoms has a great post about Juicy Juice. You can click here to get a free sippy cup, coupons, and nutrition guide.

Thanks EverthingMoms!!
Kroger Deals 2/4-2/10

Sirloin Steak-$2.99/lb.
Green Peppers-3/$1
Romaine Lettuce-$0.77
Milk-$1.99
Butter-2/$4
Yoplait Yo-Plus, Go-Gurt, Twix, or Fiber One Yogurt-2/$4
-Use $1 Yo-Plus Q (Exp. 3/14) or
-Use $1.50 Yoplait Kids Q Here
-Use $1 Yo-Plus Q Here, or Here, or Here
= Varies $0.50-$1.00
Ocean Spray Cocktail Juice-$1.98
-Use $1 Q (recent insert) or
-Use $1 Here
=$0.98
Dial Hand Soap-$0.89
-Use $.035 (recent insert)-This might not double
=$0.54 or Profit $0.16
Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios, or Trix-3/$5
-Use $0.50 Multi-Grain Cheerios (recent insert)
-Use $1.00/3 General Mills Cereal (recent insert)
-Use $0.75/1 Here
= Varies $0.67-$1.33
Hershey's Candy-2/$1
-Use B1G1 (recent insert)
-Use $1/2 Whipps (recent insert)
= Varies FREE-$0.25

Daytona 500 Deal Buy 10 participating items and get $3 off (Limit 3 per transaction)
Price shown reflect discount of $0.30 per item when you buy 10.

Gatorade (32 oz.)-$0.70
Banquet Entrees-$0.69
Chef Boyardee Pasta-$0.58
-Use $0.25/3 (recent insert)
=$0.35 each
Kroger Buns (Hotdog or Hamburger)-$0.70
Manwich Sandwich Sauce-$0.70
Phillsbury Grands! Biscuits-$0.97
-Use $0.50/2 Here
=$0.47 each
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.49
-Use $0.50/1 (recent insert) or
-Use $0.75/2 Here or
-Use $0.75/2 Here
= Varies $0.49-$1.15 each
Totino's Pizza Rolls-$0.95
-Use $0.35/1 Q (Exp. 4/4, 4/11, 4/18) or
-Use $0.35/1 Here
=Profit $0.10
Fritos - $1.70
Ragu pasta sauce - $1.42
-Use $0.50/2 (recent insert)
=$0.92
Kroger American singles - $1.70
Breyers ice cream - $2.70
Minute Maid orange juice or fruit punch - $2.20
Ritz crackers - $2.38
-Use $2/2 (recent insert)
= $1.38 each
Sparkle paper towels (6-8 roll) - $5.69
-Use $0.50/1 (Exp 2/9 or 3/9)
=$4.69
Pedigree dog food (15.9 - 20 lbs.) - $9.69
Pop-Tarts (12 count) - $2.39
-Use $1/2 (exp 3/15)
=$1.89 each
Kroger peanut butter - $2.29
Kraft Mac & Cheese (5 pack) - $3.69
Scott bath tissue (12 rolls) - $6.69
Purex Laundry Soap-$2.69

I am still searching for more coupon match ups. I will update if I find any. Thanks to CincinnatiCents for some of these coupon match ups. If you have a coupon you don't see listed here please let me know so I can add it.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Allure Magazine Giveaway

Now through February 8 Allure magazine is giving away a full sized featured product. Everyday is a different great product. The first 500 readers to sign up by noon EST will get one. Go here for all the details.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Purell Hand Sanitizer Coupon

Here is a coupon for $2/2 Purell hand sanitizers. At most stores the travel size is $0.99 so you can get two for free.

Free Clorox Classroom Kit

Babybarnplus at TotallyFreeStuff has a great freebie from Clorox. They are giving away Classroom Kits. Here is what they are supposed to have:

5 full size bottle Clorox disinfecting spray
3 full size canisters of Clorox disinfecting wipes
A backback
2 activity packs with stickers
Coupons

Go here to get yours. I am going to sign up for mine today. It seems too good to be true but it is straight from the Clorox website so it should be a legitimate offer. I'll keep you posted on when I get mine.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

Free Scholastic Book

Well it seems like it is all about free things today. I have read this post on several blogs and I was ignoring it because we use Huggies at our house but I was being rude because not everyone does. So I am sorry this is late. If you use Pampers Easy Ups or Kandoo products you can send in one UPC and get a free book from Scholastic. All the details can be found here.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

FREE Lip Gloss

Sign up to join the Napoleon Perdis club and they will mail you a coupon for a free Protégé Lip Gloss (valued at $25). When I signed up they ask for my preferred store. I'm not sure if the coupon will only be good at this store or not but I would try to pick one near you if possibly. I pick Ulta.

Happy Savings!
Amanda

FREE Glade Plugins

The first 10,000 people to respond to this offer will receive:

- One Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer
- One Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refill (Hawaiian Breeze Scent)
- One $1 coupon for 2 single refills or 1 twin pack

Hurry on over and sign up for yours!

Thanks to CentsibleSavings for the heads up!

Can you believe it?

Can you believe it because I can't. My blog has now had over 1,000 hits. I know there are blogs out there that have millions of hits but I just started this blog on Friday and I am so excited to know that someone besides my mom is reading it. If you like the blog please keep coming back. I am working hard to keep it updated with the latest sales and freebies. Please sign up to follow the blog on the right hand side. If you have any suggestions or comments please send me a message (on the right) or leave a comment (below). I love hearing from you!! Thanks for reading!!

Happy Savings!!
Amanda

CVS 2/1-2/7

Sorry this is late. It should have gone out yesterday but the deals are good until Saturday so you still have lots of time. All the CVS in my area get new shipments on Wednesday or Thursday so if you go and they are out of something check back they might get more in later in the week.
This Week
Free:
Loreal Revitalift Cleanser or Towelettes $5.99, Buy 2 and Earn $10 ECBs (limit 2)
- (2) $2/1 Qs (1/4 RP)
= $7.98, Earn $10 ECBs
= 2 Free + $2.02 profit!
Excedrin 10ct Vial $2.49, Earn $2.49 ECBs (limit 1)
= Free
Reese’s Whipps 2/$1
- $1/2 Q (1/4 SS)
= 2 Free
Good Deals:
Glade Jar Candles, Plugins Fresh Refills, Scented Oil Refills or Scented Oil Candle Refills
4/$10, Buy 4 and Earn $5 ECBs (limit 5)
- $1.50/2 Glade Jar Candles Q (2/1 SS)
- $1/1 Glade Scented Oil Candles Refills Q (2/1 SS)
= 25¢ - 50¢ ea.
Electrasol $2.99
- $2.50/1 Q (1/4 SS) *Expires Sunday, 2/1!!
= 49¢
KY Yours+Mine$19.99, Earn $10 ECBs (limit 1)
- $5/1 Q (2/1 RP) or $5/1 KY IP
= $14.99, Earn $10 ECBs
= $4.99

Buy $15 of these products, Earn $5 ECBs (limit 1)
Speedstick Deodorant
$2.50
- 75¢/2 or 75¢/1 Q (2/1 SS)
Lady Speedstick Clinical Proof Deodorant $7
Colgate Total, Max Fresh, or 2in1 Toothpaste $2.50
- $1/1 or 75¢/1 Q (1/18 SS)
- $1/1 Max Fresh IP
Colgate 360 or Max Fresh Toothbrush $2.50
- $1/1 Colgate Toothbrush IP
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap $1
- 35¢/1 Q (2/1 SS)
Softsoap or Irish Spring Body Wash $3.50
- $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash Q (2/1 SS)
- $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash IP
- 50¢/1 Irish Spring Body Wash (2/1 SS)
Irish Spring Bar Soap $2
- 50¢/2 Q (2/1 SS)
Palmolive 97¢
- 25¢/1 Q (2/1 SS)
Fabuloso or Murphy’s Oil Soap $2.50
Suavitel Fabric Softener $3.50
Scenario:
(2) Softsoap Body Wash $3.50 ea.
(1) Colgate Toothbrush $2.50
(1) Colgate Toothpaste $2.50
(1) Speedstick 24/7 Deodorant $2.50
(1) Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap $1
= $15.50
- (2) $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash
- (1) $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste
- (1) $1/1 Colgate Toothbrush
- (1) 75¢/1 Speedstick 24/7 Deodorant
- (1) 35¢/1 Softsoap Hand Soap
= $10.40, Earn $5 ECBs
= $5.40
Plus, spend $15 on participating Colgate-Palmolive products and get a Free Travel Bag filled with travel size products and coupons - a $25 value

February Deals:
CVS Children’s Chewable Aspirin
36ct $1.99, Earn $1.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
= Free
Extreme Energy 6 hour shot $4.99, Earn $4.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
= Free
Earinse $7.99, Earn $7.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
= Free
Other Potentially Good Deals:
$2 ECBs wyb CVS Cotton Balls, Makeup Remover Pads, or Nail Polish (Limit 5)
$2 ECBs wyb Dove Lotion or Cream (Limit 5)
- $1.50/1 Dove Cream Oil Hand or Body Lotion Q (1/18 RP)
$2 ECBs wyb 2 Dove Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler, Solid deodorant, or Body Mist (Limit 5)
- $1.50/1 Dove Hair Care Product (1/18 RP)
- $1.50/2 Dove Deodorant and/or Body Mist Q (1/18 RP)
$3 ECBs wyb Gillette Shampoo or Conditioner (Limit 5) *these are regularly priced $5.99!
- $2/1 Gillette Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product (1/18 PG)
$3 ECBs wyb Bodiheat pain relieving heat pad 3 ct (Limit 5) *these are regularly priced $3.99!
$5 ECBs wyb 2 Triaminic Liqiud, Thin Strips, Vapor Refills, Theraflu Packets, Vapor Patch, Caplets, or Warming Syrup (Limit 5)
- $1.50/1 Theraflu Product (12/7 or 1/4 SS)
- $1/1 Triaminic Product (12/7 or 1/4 SS)
$3 ECBs wyb any Mylanta (Limit 5)
- $1/1 Mylanta Q (1/4 RP)
- $4/2 Mylanta Q (1/4 RP)
- $3/1 Mylanta Q (12/14 RP)
$5 ECBs wyb $15 worth of Russell Stover Sugar Free Candy (Limit 5)
- $1/1 Russell Stover Sugar Free Big Bag Q (1/11 SS)
- B2G1Free Russell Stover Sugar Free Candy, 3 oz. bag Q (11/2 SS)

Thanks to Couponing101!!

Denny's

Don't forget to get your free breakfast today at Denny's. If you go leave a comment below on how it went. I will be home with sick kids today so I won't be able to take part.

Happy savings!
Amanda

Monday, February 2, 2009

Free Potty Training DVD

Huggies is giving away a free potty training DVD. Go here for all the details.

Thanks to the MoneySavingMom!!

Walgreens 2/1-2/7

This Week:
Free
:
Theraflu or Triaminic 2/$10, Earn $6 ESR
- $2/1 Theraflu IP or $1.50/1 Q (12/7 or 1/4 SS)
- $1.50/1 Triaminic IP or $1/1 Q (12/7 or 1/4 SS)
= Free after Qs and ESR

Good Deals:
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts
2/$3 with in-ad Q
- $1/2 Q (1/18 RP)
= $1 ea.
Right Guard Professional Strength Deodorant $5.99, Earn $5 RR
= 99¢ after RR
Gillette Fusion Gamer, Venus Spa Breeze, or Embrace Razor $8.99, Earn $6 RR
= $2.99 after RR
Palmolive Dish Liquid $0.99 with in-ad Q
-$0.25 Q (from recent paper)
=$0.75
Arm & Hammer & Arrid Deodorant
=$0.99 with in-ad coupon

February EasySaver Free Items:
Zucol Cold Care Lozenges 18pk $7.99, Earn $7.99 ESR
- $2/1 Zucol IP
= $2 Profit after Q and ESR!
Revlon Age Defying Spa Concealer or Spa Foundation $9.99, Earn $9.99 ESR
- $2/1 Q (1/11 SS)
= $2 Profit after Q and ESR!
Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers 6.8-13oz $3.99, Earn $3.99 ESR
- $1/1 Q (10/5, 11/9 or 1/4 RP) or $1/1 Tearpad Q
= $1 Profit after Q and ESR!
Revlon Creme Lip Gloss $9.99, Earn $9.99 ESR
- $2/1 Q (1/11 SS)
= $2 Profit after Q and ESR!
Walgreens Multi-Purpose No Rub Solution 4oz Rebate Limit $1.99
= Free after ESR!
ThermaCare Trial Size Neck, Shoulder & Wrist Heat Wrap $2.49, Earn $2.49 ESR
= Free after ESR!

Thanks to Couponing 101 for some of these deals!

Happy Saving!
Amanda

Mr. Rebates

Here is a way to earn while you spend. Sign up for a Mr. Rebates account and earn money back on all your purchases. Plus new members get $5 for signing up.

Here's how it works:

1. Go to Mr. Rebates and sign up for an account.

2. Then shop at your favorite sites through the Mr. Rebates website and earn up to 20% back in rebates.

If you haven't redeemed your free $10 at QVC (see post here) Then you can sign up your QVC account then head on over to Mr. Rebates. Buy your $10 in QVC stuff there and earn an extra 4%!!

FREE $10 @ QVC

In my constant quest for all things free and discounted I ran across this link. If you sign up a free QVC account they will give you $10 to spend. I just got a pack of DVD-R disks. I thought the shipping was really high but with my $10 discount they only cost me $1.56 which is still a good deal.

Just Starting out

If you are new to couponing or the world of free things then welcome. I have only been doing it for a short time but let me warn you it is addictive. It may seem overwhelming at first so take it one step at a time.

1. Get the paper: The Sunday paper is the best source for grocery coupons so either subscribe to have it delivered or by one every weekend. If you buy one at the store you can usually find a double coupon addition for $2.00 instead of the normal price of $1.50. It's definitely worth the extra $.50.

2. Organize: You need a system for organizing your coupons. You can buy a 13 category organizer that will fit in you bag at most stores. I got mine at Target. It was $3.99. Most serious couponers I know though use a binder. You can use any size regular 3 ring binder and fill it with page protectors and baseball card sheets. Then you use dividers to separate the different types of coupons and put each one in it's on space on the baseball card sheet.

3. Go at your own pace: You can read about great deals at hundreds of stores on the internet but this can get very overwhelming. So go at your own pace. Pick a couple of stores that you like that are near you. If you have to drive all over town you are not saving as much. You gas and time are worth money too!

4. Have a plan: When you go make a list and pull out the coupons you think you will need ahead of time. I always take all my coupons with me in case I find a good sale on something I wasn't planning on buying but I try to have the coupons I know I am going to use out and ready before I check out. This will save you a lot of frustration at check out time.

Have another tip or a questions? Please let me know. I would LOVE to hear from you. Also you can sign up on the right to follow my blog.

Happy saving!
Amanda

100 Free prints

SeeHere is offering a 100 free prints if you sign up for a new account with them using code prints-10. All you have to pay for is the shipping. This is a great deal for anyone who is really behind in their scrap booking. Like me!

SeeHere.com - Photo Sharing & More!

Thanks toFreebies4mom for sharing!!

Free Denny's Breakfast

Tuesday February 3 Denny's is offering a free Grand Slam Breakfast. Their website says "Dine-in only. Offer limited to Tuesday, 2/3/09, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating Denny's Restaurants while supplies last. Restrictions apply." Click here for more details.

If I decided to go I will probably call ahead to be sure my Denny's is participating. If you go please let me know about your experience.

Here's the scoop on coupon books and rain checks:
* Every guest will receive a coupon book in addition to their free Grand Slam Breakfast
* Each coupon book contains these 8 coupons: four B1G1, two 25% off, one free dessert, and one free order of pancake puppies (each Denny's restaurant should recieve 1,000 books to hand out)
* Rain checks for the free Grand Slam Breakfast should be available to the first 500 people at
each Denny's who request them if they are unable to wait for their breakfast

Thanks to Freebies4Mom for sharing!!

Target Coupon

Click here and get $5 off and purchase of $50 or more.