Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rite Aid 12/28 - 1/3

Click HERE for this week's Rite Aid deals, thanks to Southern Savers!

ORAL-B Mouth Sore Rinse

Walgreen's 12/28-1/3

Click HERE for this week's Walgreen's deals, thanks to Bargain Briana!
You can also check out Being Frugal is Fabulous.

Orajel Cold Sore Brush or 8 pk Patches
Auto Expression Vent Fresh Elite Auto Air Freshener
Revlon Matte Collection Lipstick, Eye Shadow, Blush or Eye Pencil

CVS deals 12/28 - 1/3

I am back from my amazing honeymoon to Mexico! The resort was beautiful, great food, great weather, and it was great to spend some quality time with my wonderful husband.
I will post the week's drugstore deals, and be back in full swing on Jan 11th.
I hope everyone had a great holiday season!!!

Click HERE for this week's CVS deals and scenarios, thanks to "Cent"sible Sawyer!

Free Sample of Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn

You can get a FREE sample of Orville Redenbacher's Natural Gourmet Popping Corn HERE, thanks to Kroger. Choose either Buttery Salt & Cracked Pepper or Buttery Garlic.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Well...this is my last post before my wonderful husband and I go to Mexico for our honeymoon!! I won't be posting for a week, and then I'll have very limited posting for another week following. Here are a few drugstore ad scans and deals.
Remember, you can always visit Becentsable's Grocery Gathering for all the store deals each week!

Rite Aid
Walgreen's - Get a Conair hairdryer FREE!
CVS - WoW! Lots of ECB deals...

Thank you to all of my reader's for their support. Have a WONDERFUL Holiday!!

It's Freebie Friday!!

Click HERE to get The Motherload's freebie picks! Everything from perfume to calendars, and Oprah's Holiday Hits 2008 free music download!

FREE 8 x 10 Photos!

There are a few photo deals out there:

The first, thanks to Freebies 4 Mom, is a FREE 8 x 10 from Snapfish (normally $2.99). Log on or register, chose a photo that you would like, and enter code WALFREE at checkout. You will have to pick up the 8 x 10 at a Walgreen's in order to get the deal. Also, you must order this on Friday or Saturday (you can pick it up anytime). I just ordered mine, and everything worked.

The other FREE 8 x 10 is through Walgreen's Photo Center. Again, you have to order this on Friday or Saturday (you can pick it up anytime). Just enter the code FREEGIFT at checkout.

Have fun!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

FREE shipping Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer is offering FREE shipping for two days (through 12/19), with guaranteed delivery by Christmas.
Use code: DECSHIP at checkout

A Few Recalls

All of these items were made in China...click HERE for more information.

Here are a few recalls:
100,000 Majestic High Chairs made by Evenflo Co., Inc. after reports that the seat backs fall off...
For more information, consumers can call Evenflo at 800-233-5921 or visit www.majestichighchair.com

1,600 Phil & Teds Dash Buggy strollers imported by Regal Lager Inc.
For details, call 800-593-5522, or visit www.regallager.com or www.cpsc.gov

480 Dinosaur Epoch toy dinosaurs imported by Extreme Toy Zone - high levels of lead paint
For details, call 213-237-9983, or visit www.xtremetoyzone.com or www.cpsc.gov

Vinegar and Its Many Uses

Frugal Dad recently published a good article on the many uses of vinegar.

I've found vinegar to be very helpful around the house - cleaning, as an air-freshener, in laundry, etc. It's kind of a miracle liquid, and I'm sad that most people don't know about its many uses since it's much better for the environment than most household cleaners. Some people have a problem with the smell, but if you add a little bit of essential oil (whatever scent you love - I suggest lemon or citrus) to the solution, it'll cover the vinegar smell.

Click HERE to read the article. You can also do an online search to find even more ways to use vinegar or my other favorite cleaners - baking soda and Borox.

Electronic Coupons - How and Why

Click HERE for a good overview of what electronic coupons (e-coupons) are and how they can be used. I recently used them on my Kroger card. The best part is that you can stack the e-coupons on top of any other manufacturer's coupon.

Here's a scenario:
Buy 4 pk Cottonelle at Kroger for $.99
Use a $1.00 off coupon from the Sunday paper
Scan Kroger card, get $.50 off from Shortcuts.com
$.50 off from Cellfire.com

You actually MAKE $1.01 on the purchase! Pretty cool!
Thank you, Being Frugal is Fabulous and 5dollardinners!

Marsh Deals 12/18 - 12/24

Check out the current Marsh deals, thanks to Bargain Briana.

A few highlights:
4/$10 - 6 pk or 12 pk Pepsi, Coke, or 7-Up (for 12pk cans, this is the best deal I ever see at the stores) **You have to buy 4 packs in order to get the special price. Limit 1 offer.

$2.99 California Naval Oranges

3/$3.99 General Mills Chex cereals (instant savings when you buy 3) Use coupon, 99 cents each! (FYI - $1.50 is the highest price I will pay for cereal with or without coupons)

If you are new to deal shopping at Marsh, click HERE to get the scoop from Bargain Briana!

Banana Republic - Sale up to 60% off

Banana Republic is having a sale online and in-store.
You can save up to 60% off selected styles.
Free shipping over $150, $100 for Banana card holders, and totally free shipping for Luxe card holders (spend a specified amount annually).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Walgreen's Moneymaker - Olay

This week at Walgreen's, you can purchase two Olay Regenerist moisturizers or cleansers that are on sale buy one get one 50% off. After using the coupon and rebate listed (an Olay rebate), you can actually make $5.01!
Click HERE for more information, thanks to BeCentsable.

FREE Shipping Day Thursday 12/18!!!!!

Thursday (tomorrow) is FREE shipping day at FreeShippingDay.com!!
There are now over 200 merchants who are offering this deal. These merchants also have guaranteed shipment before Christmas. Click HERE for all of the details along with links to each merchant. Remember that certain minimums and restrictions will apply, so read the instructions on each website carefully.

Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

FREE music from Amazon

If you would like FREE Christmas music this year, you should visit Amazon's 25 Days of Free Music webpage - HERE. They post a new tune each day of December with various artists and styles. I've enjoyed all the tunes I've downloaded so far.

You can see all the other music Amazon is offering for free HERE.


Free Amazon Jazz Sampler Album

This is a pretty good album! It has a variety of tunes, some instrumental, some vocal - and it's FREE! Check it out!

$28.99 Arrested Development - Complete Series at Amazon

This is a wonderful show for the comedy lover in your life. It's quirky, has a great cast, and a great plot. Highly recommended, and at a great price, down from $109.94!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kroger 12/14-12/20 (Southeast)

Kroger always seems to have great sales, and if I didn't have access to a military commissary, I would go there more often. Especially since they have the Kroger card deals and e-coupon options. Stacking coupons has gotten more exciting. I'll get into those more tonight...

Southern Savers (one of my favorite deal-gatherers) has a wonderful list of this week's deals and coupon match-ups. Click HERE to find it.

I'm heading over soon to take advantage of the free Cottonelle toilet paper (every week!), free Colgate toothpaste, Revlon/Almay deals, Tyson chicken, and Goody Ouchless products.

Walgreen's 12/14-12/20

There are a handful of good deals at Walgreen's this week. Here's hoping that they'll have another $5/$25 coupon this week - those help out a lot! Visit any of the following blogs for more information:
Being Frugal is Fabulous
Commons Sense with Money

Couponing 101
Moms by Heart

Freebies this week:
DeMet Chocolate Turtles $0.99 - FREE with MFQ*
Russell Stover private Reserve Luminary 6.75 oz $4.99 - FREE w/ESR* & MFQ

*ESR = EasySaver Rebate
MFQ = Manufacturer's Coupon

CVS deals 12/14-12/20

Lots of goodies at CVS this week (wish I had one closer to where I live!!).
HEADS UP!! There is a two day sale Sunday & Monday...

Visit any of the links below to find the entire list of deals.
Deal Seeking Mom
Mummy Deals
Common Sense with Money

Freebies Sunday & Monday only - FREE after ECBs*:
Nova Max Glucose Monitor $9.99
EARinse Seawater Rinse (1 oz) $9.99
Sleep MD (10 ct) $7.99

Freebies all week:
Bayer Contour Meter $14.99 - Free with ECB & MFQ*
Colgate Total Advanced (4 oz.) at $2.99 - FREE after ECB & MFQ
Maybelline Lip Products BOGO* - Free after MFQ

*ECB = Easy Care Bucks (free $ at CVS)
MFQ = Manufacturer's Coupon
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free

Need help figuring all of this out? Visit Mummy Deals' CVS 411 for more information.

Rite Aid 12/14-12/20

Not many freebies at Rite Aid this week, but there are a few deals.
Visit Sisterly Savings for more information.

Freebie this week:
Selected DVDs $3.99 - $3.99 Single Check Rebate

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Few Changes

Well...I've decided I need to spice things up a bit on this blog! I'm going to be changing things around, and looking into finding a reason to keep this blog going.

I recently got out of the military and am now working on finishing a degree that I should have completed nearly seven years ago - has it really been that long?!

I've been toying with the idea of making money on the web just to keep myself A) from going crazy and B) so I'm bringing in a few dollars. I'm at home most of the time anyway, so this gives me an occasional break and it can assist with my creativity, something I feel I've lost along the way.

So...I need to think of a few topics to blog about. I also have considered an Amazon or Ebay shop, but that will take some more time.

First step - get some subscribers!

Great Calphalon Deals at Amazon.com

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Everyday Pan with Lid $19.99 down from $168.00

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan with Lid $24.99 down from $119.00

Calphalon Commercial Nonstick 10-Inch International Griddle/Crepe Pan $27.99 down from $85.00

Also, Amazon is offering a one-year subscription to Bon Appétit with your purchase of $50 or more in their Home & Garden Store. Usually, if you don't wish to receive the magazine you can opt for a refund instead!

Recipe Matcher Website

I found an interesting site for recipes, RecipeMatcher.com.
You can enter what you have in your pantry and refrigerator, and the site will find recipes that match the ingredients you already have or have most of the ingredients for. This is great if you need to save extra money or are leaving on a long trip!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rite Aid Special Sale 12/12-12/13

Rite Aid is having a special sale today and tomorrow (Dec 12-13th). I received an email today with a Starbucks 4 pack Frappuccino coupon (2/$9), and some in-store deals. Click HERE for the link.

Here's the gist:
American Greetings or Thomas Kincade boxed greeting cards - B1G2 Free
Royal Dansk cookies 2/$5
Martinelli's Sparkling Cider 3/$4.98

50% OFF:
Light sets,
Outdoor Xmas decor,
Home Xmas decor & holiday candles,
All toys and plush,
Select electronic toys,
Margarita To Go-Go,
Hot Dog Roller Grill,
Shift 3 Comfort Massage Vest
Pop-o-matic Juke Box Popcorn Maker,
Little Shots Digital Camera,
Little Tunes MP3 Player,
Craig DVD Player,
Vextra Digital Photo Frame or
Hoop Jamz Talking Basketball Hoop

Happy Freebie Friday!

It's Freebie Friday at The Motherload! There are a lot of great freebies including music, toiletries, and magazines. Click HERE for the webpage.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FREE Shipping Day 12/18

Many retailers are offering FREE shipping on Thursday, December 18th, along with a Christmas delivery guarantee...if you have last minute shopping to do, do it online and save it for this day!

A few of the participating retailers are:
Crate & Barrel
Eddie Bauer
Victoria's Secret

Click HERE for the entire list.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

CVS deals 12/7-12/13

Click HERE (Southern Savers) for this week's CVS deals.

Freebies (w/coupons or ECBs):
Complete Multi Purpose Solution
Rolaids Softchews
Powerade 32 oz

Walgreen's 12/7-12/13

Click HERE (Southern Savers) or HERE (I Heart Walgreen's) or HERE (Being Frugal is Fabulous) to see this week's deals at Walgreen's.

Freebies (w/coupons):
Scotch Magic or gift wrap tape
Reynold's Wrap
Schick Quattro Titanium Razor

Rite Aid 12/7-12/13

Since my husband kicked me off the TV to watch his beloved football team play (ugh!), I get to post this week's deals. Love you, honey - Go Sooners!!

Click HERE (Southern Savers) or HERE (I Heart Rite Aid) to see the few deals this week at Rite Aid.

Freebies (w/coupons):
Life Savers
St. Ives
Maybelline lip product

Friday, December 5, 2008

25% off everything at Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer sent me their Family & Friends email today, so I'm passing it on as asked. : )

25% off Everything through Dec 7th!
Validation Code: GIFT2U

You can only use ONE promo code per order...

The current free shipping codes are:
HDSHPHS8 for everyone on orders over $100
HDSHPFR8 for Eddie Bauer Friends (free sign-up, recommend if you shop here often) on orders over $50
HDSHPCC8 for EB Cardholders on ALL orders

Another deal right now - buy one sweater, get one 50% off, regular priced only

Thursday, December 4, 2008

$5 Magazines from Hearst

Heart is offering a good selection of magazines for only $5. You can choose to send them as a gift.
A few of the titles are:
Marie Claire
Smart Money
Popular Mechanics
and MORE!

Click HERE for more info.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Victoria's Secret Deal

Vicky's allows you to use up to three coupon codes per order.

The best deal is:
::Free slippers with select sleepwear purchase using code: SLIPPER08
::Free fragrance with select sleepwear purchase using code: FA814233
::20% off your entire order using code: GET20

I was able to purchase a sleepwear set for $32 including S&H.
Sleepwear set $29.50
Slippers $19.00
Fragrance set $49.00
S&H 6.99
Subtotal: $104.49

Free slippers with code
Free fragrance set with code
20% off with code
Total: $32.12 (with taxes)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Feed it Forward with Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is giving away $10 gift certificates to your friends! WHAT?!

Well, you have to go to this website - Feed it Forward - and sign up (if you aren't already a member). Once you do that, you can choose 3 friends every day until December 25th to send a FREE $10 gift certificate to. Pretty sweet! It's a good way to send a little something to those friends that you don't get to see or talk to very often.

FREE music from Amazon

Click HERE for the MP3 webpage on Amazon.com. On the far right side, you will find several free songs, and even a link for a page with over 500 FREE TUNES!!!! Cool.

Christmas presents...

Walgreen's $5/$25 coupon!

Click HERE for a Walgreen's coupon. $5 off a $25 purchase Monday and Tuesday only. $25 total must be after coupons and discounts.

Click HERE for a few ideas on using this coupon effectively, thanks to Moms By Heart.

Walgreen's 11/30-12/6

Becentsable's highlights can be found HERE.

Freebies this week:
Bald Guyz 16 pack head wipes or 4 oz moisture gel
Reach Ultra Clean Dental Care (with scenario)
Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste (w/scenario)

CVS Deals week of 11/30-12/6

BeCentsable's highlights can be found HERE.

Freebie this week:
Extreme Energy