Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Free Veggie Tales DVD (Shipped for only $2.99)

Sign up for the Big Idea eNewsletter and get a free Veggie Tales DVD! You will have to pay $2.99 shipping, but $2.99 for a new Veggie Tales DVD sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me! You can choose from three different titles:

• Larry Boy and the Fib from Outer Space
• Where is God When I'm Scared
• The Ballad of Little Joe

What a great freebie!

Hat tip to Hip 2 Save.

Walgreens Deals: June 28- July 3

Free This Week:

Right Guard or Dry Idea Deodorant: $2.99
Use $1.00 off Coupon from 5/17 SS
Get $2.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: Free after coupon and RR

Reach Ultra Clean Toothbrush & Floss: 3/$9.00
Get a $3.00 RR When You Buy 3
Use the $2.00/1 Reach/Listerine Product Coupon
Final Cost: Free after coupons and RR

Other Good Deals This Week:

Register Reward Deals:

Nabisco Products Buy $15.00 get $3.00 RR, Buy $20.00 Get $5.00 RR
Combine this RR deal with the following products:

Ritz Crackers: 2/$4.00
Use Free Wheat Thins WYB Ritz Crackers coupon

Chips Ahoy: 2/$4.00
Use $0.55/1 Copon from 5/17 SS

Capri Sun: 2/$4.00
Use $1.00/1 Capri Sun Sunrise Coupon from 4/19 SS

Planters Peanuts 12 oz.: 2/$4.00

Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese: 3/$5.00
Use $1.50/2 Printable Coupon

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip: $3.00
Use $1.00/2 Coupon from 6/21 SS

Enfamil Formula: $24.99
Get $3.00 in Register Rewards
Use any Enfamil formula checks or coupons you may have
Final Cost: $21.99 minus any coupons/checks after RR

Pantene Hair Care: 2/$7.00
Use $1.00/1 Pantene Expressions from 6/28 RP
Get $2.00 in Register Rewards
Final cost: $1.50 each after coupons and RR

L’oreal Everpure: $6.99 and up
Use $2.00/1 Coupon from 5/10 RP
Get $5.00 in Register Rewards WYB 2
Final Cost: $2.49 each after coupon and RR

Optimum Cr Relaxer Kit: $6.99
Get a $5.00 Register Reward
Final Cost: $1.99 after RR

Roots Strengthening Oil Moisterizer: $6.99
Use $1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Get $5.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: $0.99 after Coupon and RR

Listerine 1 Liter: 2/$9.00
Use $2.00/1 Listerine Coupon
Get $3.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: $1.00 each after coupons and RR

Aquafresh Toothpaste: $1.99
Get $1.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: $0.99 after RR

Colgate Toothpaste or Toothbrush: 2/$5.00
Use $0.75/1 Coupon from 6/28 SS
Get $2.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: $0.75 each after coupons and RR

Coupon Deals:

Select Kellogg’s Cereal: $1.99
Use $1.00/1 Coupon from 6/7 RP
Final Cost: $0.99 after Coupon

Purex: Buy 1 Get 1 Free@ $8.99
Use 2-$2.00/1 Coupons from the 6/14 SS
Final Cost: $2.49 each after coupons

Neutrogena Face Products: $7.49 and up
Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
Use the $3.00/1 Coupon from the 6/21 Insert
Final Cost: As Low as $2.62 each after coupons

Monthly Register Reward Deals:

Select Conair Mini Pro Hair Straightener or Hair Dryer: $19.99
Get $5.00 in Register Rewards
Final Cost: $14.99 after Register Rewards

Reach Ultra Clean Toothbrush & Floss: 3/$9.00
Get a $3.00 RR When You Buy 3
Use the $2.00/1 Reach/Listerine Product Coupon
Final Cost: Free after Coupons and RR

Tide 100 Oz.: $13.99
Get a $3.00 Register Reward
Final Cost: $10.99 after Register Reward

Hat tip to NWA Deals for compiling these deals!

REALLY Cheap Huggies at Rite Aid

If you have a Rite Aid store near you, don't miss out on this AWESOME deal scenario for Huggies diapers and/or little swimmers. Money Saving Mom has a detailed post with all the possible scenarios for snagging these great prices on Huggies.

Hat tip to Money Saving Mom!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Super Savings Round-Up

My Walgreens trip this week:


(4) 12 pks of Coke/ Dr. Pepper @ $3.50
(2) Lysol spray bonus packs @ $3.50
(2) Aquafresh toothpaste @ $3
(1) 4 oz. Johnson's baby powder @ $1.99
(2) Ramen noodles @ $.29
(1) Royal pudding @ $.25

Coupons used

(2) $2/1 Lysol spray
(2) $.75/1 Aquafresh
(1) $1/1 Johnsons items
(1) in-ad coupon for pudding
$11 RRs from previous weeks

RRs received back:
$3 from soda
$6 from Aquafresh (in two transactions)
$1 from baby powder
$2 from Lysol

*I misplaced receipts from two of my four transactions, so I couldn't calculate my total out of pocket like I usually do. Sorry!

Free 12 oz. Beverage from Borders

Go here to print your coupon for a completely free 12 oz. beverage at Borders/Seattle's Best Coffee! This coupon is good through July 2!

Thank you, Borders, for these generous coupons!

Friday, June 26, 2009

JCPenney: Free foundation sample and brush from Sephora

Stop into Sephora inside your local JCPenney and pick up a free 10-day sample of Bare Escentials foundations and a baby buki brush. Get more details here.

Limit one sample per person while supplies last. If they are out of this sample, they will give you another sample of your choice!

LEGO promotion at Amazon.com

Just because I know we have some other LEGO lovers (like us!) who read this blog, I always like to pass on any LEGO promotions that come across my path!

Through June 30th, purchase select LEGO City sets, and get a free LEGO Minifigure Set (pictured above, list price $10.99).

The sets you can purchase to qualify for this free promotion include:

If any of you were planning on making a LEGO purchase soon, or have Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks to use, this might be a promotion for you!

Free Chocolate Friday!

Hooray! Go here for free chocolate from Mars Chocolates! The first 250,000 who sign up today get a coupon for a free candy bar from Mars!

Mega Swagbucks Day!

Just a quick reminder: Today is a Mega Swagbucks day, so do your internet searching using Swagbucks today to accumulate swagbucks, which you can trade in for free gift cards!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free Quart of Glidden Paint!

*Update* This promotion is available longer than I first thought! Get your free paint through July 2nd!

Go here and sign up for a FREE quart of Glidden paint! There's nearly 300 colors to choose from. What a fantastic freebie!

Quizno's B1G1 Free!

Quiznos is one of my very favorite fast food splurges, so a great coupon like this always catches my attention!

Go here to print a coupon for Buy one sub and a drink and get another sub free. That's a sweet deal for Quiznos!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Arby's: Free Roast Beef with Soft Drink Purchase– Today Only

Stop by your local Arby's restaurant today and get a free Roast Beef Sandwich with the purchase of any soft drink! No coupon necessary– this is part of Arby's "Free Wednesdays" summer promotion. Here's the schedule for the rest of the summer's Wednesday freebies:

June 24th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

July 1st
Free Regular Beef and Cheddar with soft drink purchase

July 8th
Free Orange Cream Shake with sandwich purchase

July 15th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

July 22nd
Free RoastBurger with soft drink purchase

July 29th
Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 5th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

August 12th
Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase

August 19th
Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 26th
Free Roast Beef 'n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Hat tip to Hip 2 Save.

HOT DEAL: Prescription Glasses FREE after rebate! (only pay shipping!)

Right now through Cashbaq, get a pair of prescription glasses for only $6. 26 (originally $310!). As if that wasn't an awesome enough deal already, it gets even sweeter!

First, if you're new to Cashbaq, sign up here and you'll get a sign-up bonus of $5 (similar to the Ebates/JCPenney deal we saw last week, but a different company), plus 10% back on the purchase of the glasses.

Then, once you've added the glasses to your cart, at check-out enter the code upromisejunenew to get an extra 15% off your purchase for new customers.

Shipping will be $7.43, bringing your out-of-pocket expense to just $13.34 for a $310 pair of glasses! BUT after your $5 sign-up bonus from Cashbaq and the 10% cash rebate from this purchase, you'll end up paying only about $7.51 for these glasses– basically just the shipping cost!

I'm going to head on over there right now to see about ordering a pair as a back-up– at this price, I can't pass it up!

Winner Announced: Nick Jr. Partyware!

Congrats to Jami! You are the proud new owner of a Nick Jr. SpongeBob partyware set!

I drew the winning number using Random.org:

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-06-24 14:15:18 UTC

Congrats, Jami!

Walmart Deals

If your family drinks Kool-Aid, here's a great deal I found at Walmart:

Purchase (10) Kool-Aid packets @ $.20 each = $2.00
Purchase (1) Great Value 20 oz. sugar @ $1.12
Use $2/any sugar when you buy 10 Kool-Aid packets coupon from recent insert
Final cost for sugar and 10 Kool-Aid packets: $1.12

Or, if you are really needing sugar and were planning to buy it anyway, buy the five pound bag of Great Value sugar for about $2.38. Buy the 10 packets of Kool-Aid and use the $2 Q, and you'll get 5 lbs of sugar and 10 packets of Kool-Aid for $2.38.

No matter what sugar you buy, this deal basically translates to 10 free Kool-Aid packets when you buy any sugar.

A reader at A Thrifty Mom found Starbucks ice cream pints for $2.58 at her local Walmart. Use the $2/1 coupon from Sunday's inserts to get these gourmet ice creams for just $.58! If you're like me and not really a coffee person, check out the Hot Chocolate flavor!

Baby Clothes Deals at Walmart

A Frugal Muse reader wrote to let us know about these great deals on baby clothes she found at Walmart:

Our Wal-Mart has baby girls' knit dress/bloomer sets marked down to $1 (orignially $4.50.) I stocked up on some for gifts. They also have Gerber onesie 5-packs and sleeper 3-packs marked down to $5. With a $1 coupon (which I had two of,) I got two more cute gifts.

Hat tip to Amy!

Kohl's Newspaper Peelie Coupons- did you get one?

Did you get one of these peelie coupons on your local newspaper this week? It's good for $10 off of any purchase of $20 or more at Kohl's, June 24-July 4th. Pair this with some picks from their 60-80% off clearance racks, and you've got the makings for a fantastic deal!

Hat tip to Amy and A Thrifty Mom!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sign Up for Free Products from Kraft

Click Here
*Update* This Deal is now Dead.

Interested in trying new products free from Kraft? Sign up today for Kraft First Taste, and they'll send you coupons and samples to try their newest products free! Just click the image above to sign up!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Academic Help for your Kids!

If you have school-aged children who struggle academically, or if you just want to help your kids stay ahead of the academic curve over the summer, here's a good deal to check out. These well-known summer tutoring centers are offering a $100 discount coupon on their summer program.
In just 3 hours a week over 12 weeks, your child
will improve one full grade level, guaranteed. Click here to check it out and get your coupon!

Free Redbox code good June 22 and 23!

Today and tomorrow only, use this code to get a free one-night rental from your local redbox location: rbxthxu6

Free Kotex

This is a deal I have been taking advantage of for over a year, but I realized this morning that some of you may not know about it!

Anytime you see a $1/1 Any Kotex Pads coupon come across your path, you can get free Kotex at Walmart! Walmart stocks small packages of Kotex light pads and pantyliners for $1 per package. That means they are free after coupon! This coupon comes out quite frequently, so you can usually stay well stocked on these items for free! The most recent Kotex Q came out in the 6/14 inserts.

Hat tip to A Thrifty Mom.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Walgreens Deals: June 21 - June 27

Free This Week:

Aquafresh Advanced Toothpaste: $3, Get $3 RR when you buy one
plus use $1/1 printable or $.75/1 Q from 6/21 insert
Final cost: Free plus up to $1 moneymaker after RR!

Accucheck meter: $14.99, get $5 RR when you buy one
Use $14.99 mail-in-rebate in box
Final cost: $5 moneymaker after mail-in-rebate

Organix shampoo or conditioner: Buy One Get One Free
Use free after mail-in-rebate form attached to product
Final cost: Two free after mail-in-rebate

Johnson's Baby Powder (1.5 oz) $2/2, Get $1RR when you buy two
Use (2) $1/1 coupons from the 3/8 or 4/26RP
Pay $0 + tax
Get back a $1 Register Reward
Final cost: free + a $1 moneymaker after RR

Dove Products
Buy 4, Get $2RR, Buy 6, Get $6RR, Buy 8, Get $10RR
(excludes single soaps and travel sizes)
Dove products are also 25% off
Deal Scenario:
Buy 8 Dove Bar Soaps (2 pks) on sale for $2.24 each = $17.92
Use (8) $1/1 Dove Face Care coupons from the 5/17 or 6/7RP
Pay $9.92 + tax
Get a $10 Register Reward
Final cost: Free after RR

Oreo Cakesters & Chips Ahoy, plus select other Nabisco varieties: 2/$5, Get $3RR when you buy 2
Use (2) $1 Oreo Cakester coupons from the 6/14SS
Final cost: 2 packages for free after RR!

Other good deals this week:

Coke or Dr.Pepper 12 pks: 4/$13, get $3 RR when you buy 4
Final Cost: $2.75 each after RRs when you buy 4

Kotex pads: $2.99, (Get $3 RR wyb 3, Get $1 rr wyb 2)
use any of the following:
$2 off 2 kotex pads
$.75/1 kotex lightdays pantiliners ss 06/14/09
$1/1 kotex pads ss 06/14/09
$.75/1 kotex security tampons ss 06/14/09
Final Cost: as low as $.99 each after RR when you buy 3

Lysol cleaners 16-32 oz or wipes 35 ct: 2/$5, Get $1 RR wyb 2
Use any of the following:
$.75/1 lysol all purpose cleaner pourable, trigger, plus bleach or antibacterial kitchen cleaner ss 6/7/09
$.50/1 lysol antibacterial kitchen cleaner, any ss 4/26/09
$.75/1 lysol bathroom cleaner or mildew remover ss 6/7/09
$1/1 lysol disinfecting wipes ss 6/7/09
$1/ 2 lysol disinfecting wipes, any ss 4/26/09
$.75/1 lysol toilet bowl cleaner ss 6/7/09
Final cost: As low as $1 each after RR

Lysol disinfectant sprays: 2/$7, Get $2 RR wyb 2
Use either of the following:
$2/1 lysol spray 05/03/09 ss
$1/1 lysol disinfectant spray ss 6/7/09
Final cost: As low as $.50 each after RRs

Planters trail mix 6 oz: 2/$3, Get $1 RR wyb 2
Final Cost: $1 each

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick: $2.99, Get $2 RR
Final Cost: $.99 each after RR

Zyrtec 30 ct: $18.99, Get $5 RR
Use $4/1 zyrtec adult 30 ct + rp 6/21/09
Final Cost: $9.99 each after RR

Any other deals you are seeing this week?

Hat tip to I Heart WAGS and Hip 2 Save for help compiling these deals!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Super Savings Round-Up: Summer Clothes edition

I have hardly done any grocery/household shopping this week, so today's installment of Super Savings Round-Up will be all about summer clothes!

I don't know about you guys, but where my family is right now, it suddenly feels very HOT outside. I took advantage of some great sales this week to get my family and I some hot weather clothes that we really needed!


Online Purchase:

Warners Tuxedo Satin Bra: Clearanced from $32 to $11.99
Used GR8DAD code online: - $10.00
Shipping: $4.50
Tax: $ .60
Total out of pocket: $7.09
rebates coming from Ebates: $5.08
Final cost after rebates and sales: $2.01

In Store Purchase:

a.n.a. Bermuda Shorts: Clearanced from $30 to $14.99
a.n.a. Short Sleeve Crossover top: Clearanced from $26 to $9.99
SJB Short Sleeve Poplin Print top: Clearanced from $26 to $12.99
Subtotal: $37.97
Extra 25% all clearance items: - $ 7.60
$10/any purchase coupon from home mailer: - $10.00
Tax: $ 1.88
Total out of pocket: $22.25

Old Navy:

By the time I got to Old Navy today, they did not have a SINGLE women's tank top left. But I was able to score some for my little princess:

(3) Toddlers tank tops @ $2 doorbuster price = $6
Tax: $.56
Total out of pocket: $6.56

Ross Dress for Less (Sorry.... didn't get a photo)
(As a side note: I learned an important personal lesson this week: when one's swimsuit
has seen 6 summers come and go and is consequently embarrassingly threadbare in rather important regions of the suit, it is perhaps time to invest in a new suit. It would also be
preferable if said swimsuit-wearer realized the compromised nature of her suit before wearing it in public. Ahem.)


Anne Klein Black twist-front one-piece swimsuit @ $9.99 (original retail price: $88)
Tax: $ .78
Total out of pocket: $10.77

Total retail list price of all items purchased: $221.50
My final cost after sales, coupons, and rebates (including tax): $41.59
% I saved off of regular retail price: 81%!

Last Chance to do Ebates Deal with JCP offer!

If you've been putting off signing up for Ebates, today's the best day to do it. Today is the final day to use the GR8DAD JCPenney code to get $10 off any purchase of $10 or more at JCPenney. Plus when you sign up for Ebates, you get $5 back as a sign-up bonus, plus 4% back on whatever you spend at JCPenney. To see all the details on this deal, go here!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Chick-Fil-A: Free small shake for Dads tomorrow!

Chick-Fil-A is offering a free small shake to dads who visit Chick-Fil-A restaurants with their child/children on Saturday, June 20th.

As always, check with your local Chick-Fil-A to make sure they are participating! I just called the North College location in Fayetteville, and they said that they will not be advertising this promotion, but they will honor it for anyone who asks about it.

Hat tip to NWA Deals.

Free Chocolate Friday!

It's Friday..... and you know what that means: Free Chocolate from Mars! Just go here to sign up for a coupon for a free single-size Mars candy bar!

Free Scott Toilet Paper!

Go here to request your free sample pack of Scott toilet paper! This sample pack includes a double roll of Scoot Extra Soft TP, plus a 10 pack of flushable wipes. Thanks, Walmart!

Old Navy Tanks: Only $2 on Saturday!

Hit your local Old Navy tomorrow, Saturday June 20th, to get girls and women's tanks for only $2 each! Choose from up to fifty colors, including solids, stripes and prints. Limit 5 per customer.

If you're interested in taking advantage of this promotion, I recommend hitting the stores as soon as they open, or as early as you're able to get there. On Old Navy steals like this one, the popular sizes and colors always go quickly!

A&W: Free Root Beer Float today!

Looking to add a little sweetness to your Friday? Stop by A&W today between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., and get a free small root beer float in honor of A&W's 90th birthday! No purchase necessary!

As usual, call your local A&W location to make sure they are participating before you head out.

Hat tip to Sarah and Deal Seeking Mom.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Giveaway Extended: Nick Jr. Partyware!

Don't forget! Go here to enter to win a set of Nick Jr. partyware products. You now have through Monday at midnight to enter this great giveaway!

While we were in Denver last week, we used our Dora the Explorer partyware to turn a regular meal into a party while at Gramma's house. The kids LOVED it. It reminded me that adding a little fun to the normal tasks of life can make a big difference in my kids' lives!

Add a little fun to your kids' lives today: Enter now!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free Travel Guides

Planning a trip this summer? Or just dreaming about one?

Click here to browse a ton of different travel locations. Then select the ones you're interested in and you can either download the free travel guide or have it mailed to you. Fun!

[Remember to use your coupon/freebie e-mail account (or set one up if you haven't already!) on deals like this to avoid spam!]

What destinations are you dreaming about?!

Great deal on Schwan's Frozen Foods

Are you familiar with Schwan's frozen food delivery? My parents have used this service quite a lot in the past. The food is high-quality, although a bit pricey. Enter Frugal Muse good news:

Right now, enter code D5 at checkout when shopping at Schwan's. This code will automatically take $5 off any Schwan's order, no minimum purchase! Order an item just over $5 (dozens to choose from: Many Veggies and Ice Creams are both about $5.50, or 18 ct. Bomb Pops are only $5.19)

Add the $1 delivery charge, and one item will be delivered to your door for just over $1. A pretty sweet deal for high quality frozen foods brought right to your door.

I just ordered a carton of ice cream using this deal. My final cost (including tax and shipping) was only $.58. The confirmation page said that a $1 delivery fee may or may not be added at the time of delivery, dependent on my location. Not too shabby! 

Hat tip to Hip 2 Save.

RARE dairy coupon for Idaho/ Utah readers!

Wow- I've NEVER seen coupons like these before! If you're in Idaho or Utah, you are in luck. Look at these awesome dairy coupons you have access to right now at coupons.com:

$.75/1 Any Brand Milk (chocolate or white)
$1/1 Any Brand Cheese (2 lb. or more, chunk or shredded)
$.75/1 Any Brand Yogurt

I hope all of you in Idaho will take advantage of these for me! I'm in Arkansas for the summer, so I'm working on getting over my coupon envy. :-)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Moving? Not Moving?

If you are moving this summer or know someone else who is, you'll want to register with The Home Depot. They'll give you great moving advice to help the process go smoothly, plus (the best part!) They'll give you a 10% coupon to save storewide on all those little expenses that you inevitably incur when moving into a new place! Just click the image above to get your 10% off coupon!

NOT moving this summer? Perhaps this one is a little more your speed: Sign up for the Home Depot's Garden Club. They'll help you get the most out of your garden, plus send you special savings just for Garden Club members. Click image above to sign up!

Free Digiorno Flatbread Melts

Go here to get a coupon for a FREE Digiorno Flatbread Melts. 

Orange Julius: Free Smoothie Day on June 19th

Stop by your local Orange Julius on June 19th with this coupon to get a free 20 oz. light smoothie!

You'll be able to choose from these flavors:

  • Strawberry Delight
  • Tropical Sunlight
  • Berry-Pom Twilight

Organic lemonade at Walmart for $.50/bottle

Check out this $.75/1 Santa Cruz organic product printable coupon. Some people have reported finding Santa Cruz organic lemonade at their local Walmarts for only $1.25... making it just $.50 after coupon. Sweet deal!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Great Contest for a Great Cause!

How great is this?! Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are teaming up to spread the word about a new campaign to help raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. And it's so creative: you get to create a virtual lemonade stand online, and then sell virtual glasses of lemonade to your friends and family! To help spread the word, Electrolux is giving away a new French Door Refrigerator with Perfect Temp™ Drawer 

Here's how it works:

• Go to www. electroluxappliances.com to design and build your own virtual lemodate stand. For every lemonade stand opened at this link, Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF!

• Help the cause even more by selling virtual glasses of lemonade to your friends and family– and 100% of these proceeds go to OCRF!

As a member of a family who has been impacted by cancer and the importance of cancer research in a big way this past year, I wanted to pass along this contest and cause and encourage you to participate. Take a couple minutes today to create a virtual lemonade stand and help fund cancer research!

Super Savings Round-Up

We're on the road this week, so my shopping has been minimal. But here's what I was able to get at Walgreens this week:

Purchased (in two transactions):

(4) Chips Ahoy cookies @ $2.50
(1) Walgreens generic for Eucerin @$6.99
(4) M&Ms @ $.50
(1) Kerasol foot creme @ $7.99
(1) Meadow Gold 1/2 gallon of whole milk @ $1.29
(1) Presciption eczema cream for Max @ $20.41

Total before coupons: $48.68

Coupons used:

(2) $3/$10 Walgreens grand opening coupons
(1) Get a $25 gift card with a new prescription
(2) B1G1 free M&Ms
(1) Walgreens in-ad Q, M&Ms 2/$1
(1) $1/1 Kerasol
(1) $10 RR from last week
(1) $2 RR from last week

Total spent out of pocket, including prescription meds: $30.02, plus $12 in RR
RRs received back: $11
Gift card received back: $25

Final Cost: $6.02!!

Even though this is higher than my final cost usually is, I am still happy with it because I got restocked on everything I need to take care of my son's eczema: $20 of prescription meds, plus 
a large tub of generic Eucerin, both of which would have cost me over $25 at Walmart. So I feel like I came out WAY ahead today!

How about you? Any great deals you want to report this week?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mega Swagbucks Friday!

If you're a Swagbucks user, don't forget to use Swagbucks for your internet searching today. It's a Mega Swagbucks Friday... which means your odds are even greater for earning lots of swagbucks for your normal internet searching. Good luck!

And if any of you ever earn one of the REALLY big bucks, like 100 swagbucks on a single search, let us know!

If you're new to Swagbucks, check it out here.

Free Chocolate Friday!

Woo-hoo! It's free chocolate friday again! Go here to request your free chocolate today! 

*I believe it's a limit of 4 per household during this entire campaign.... so if you've already won four free chocolate coupons, you might have reached your limit.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Frugal Muse Giveaway! Nick Jr. Partyware!!

Woo-hoo! It's time for another giveaway at The Frugal Muse! Up for grabs today: A Nick Jr. Sponge Bob partyware set, including:

8 pack of Square SpongeBob plates
8 pack of SpongeBob cups
8 pack of SpongeBob napkins
1 party planning packet, including lots of fun recipes and game ideas!

Our lovely friends at MomSelect sent us a package this week with a Dora the Explorer party set and a SpongeBob party set. We're going to use the Dora partyware to have a little Dora party on the road to visit grandma this week, but we're passing the SpongeBob fun on to you!

It's easy to enter! Here are two ways to get your name in the drawing:

1. Leave any comment on this post. If you love Nick Jr. and want to share your favorite show, that would be fun!

2. Become a follower of this blog. If you become a follower or are already a follower, be sure to leave an additional comment letting me know so that you can be entered twice!

You have through Monday, June 22 to enter. I will use Random.org to select a winner on Tuesday. Good luck!!

While you're waiting to find out if you won, skip on over to this link to see all the fun ideas for hosting your own Nick Jr. celebration!

Sears Spend $50, Get $50 Men's Clothes Promotions

Do you have a guy in your life who needs some new clothes? Right now Sears is running a great promotion that you can help you stretch your clothing budget dollars:

Just spend $50 on men's pants or jeans through June 21st, and then submit for a rebate to get $50 of Sears Reward Cash to spend on men's clothing later in the summer.

Think Father's Day, Birthdays, Back-to-School shopping, or adding some needed elements to your husband's work wardrobe. This promotion basically doubles your dollar spent on men's clothing at Sears! Combine this promotion with pants or jeans that are on sale at Sears, and you could be looking at an extra sweet deal on men's clothing!

Hat tip to Deal Seeking Mom.

Softsoap Deal at Target

Through July 13, 2009, get two free Softsoap Ensembles at Target! 

The Promotion: Buy 2 Softsoap value packs and get a $5 Target gift card.

Here's how to work the deal:

Buy 2 Softsoap Ensemble Value Packs @ $6 each
Use 2 
$2/1 manufacturer's coupons here
Stack with 2 
$2/1 Target coupons here
Spend $4 plus tax out of pocket, Get a $5 Target gift card

If you have enough coupons, you can even roll this deal, using the previous transaction's gift card to pay for the 2nd transaction- lowering your out-of-pocket expense even more!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

50 Free Prints from CVS Photo

Click the banner above and sign up for the CVS photo center to get up to 50 free prints, plus free photo storage and sharing!

Walgreens $5 off $25 Purchase: Today and Tomorrow

Walgreens has released a new $5/$25 coupon, good for today and tomorrow only. You must reach the $25 minimum after all coupons, so your best bet is to use Qs like this on items that produce Register Rewards. Go here to print the coupon!.

Hat tip to Money Saving Mom.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Do you know about Ebates? When you sign up through Ebates and shop through their site links, you get 4% of every purchase in cash back from stores you are probably shopping occasionally anyway! PLUS, you will automatically get $5 cash back on your first purchase!

And now is the best possible time to try out Ebates, because right now they are also offering a huge referral bonus. Join Ebates and then refer three people, and you'll get $30 cash back! This is awesome!

Plus, here's another deal to combine with this Ebates offer to make it incredibly sweet:

JCPenney is one of the stores that you can shop in through the Ebates link. Right now, use the code GR8DAD to get $10 off any purchase of $10 or more, plus you'll get your $5 back from Ebates! Purchase something that costs just over $10, and you'll be able to get it for free and the $5 from Ebates will likely cover most or all of your shipping!**

Combining these types of deals is the best way to get things you need for your family free or extremely cheap. Awesome!

Here's how I worked this deal to get something I needed: a new bra!

I went to the Ebates link and clicked on the Stores tab. Then I selected JCPenney. Once inside the JCP site, I selected the Outlet tab and found a bra I liked priced at $11.99. At check-out, I used the code GR8DAD to take of $10. My final transaction looks like this:

Bra price: $11.99 (originally $32!)
Shipping: $4.50
Tax: $.60
Subtotal: $17.09
- $10 promo code:
Total out of pocket: $7.09
Rebates back from Ebates: $5.28
Final cost for this $32 bra, shipped: $1.81!

** Some things to note that I just saw on the Ebates payment information page: Ebates payment checks for purchases made by June 30 will be sent to you on August 15. In order for them to send you a check, you must have at least $5.01 of cash back in your account, which I'm thinking does not include your sign up bonus. So you may have to wait awhile before you accumulate enough rebates in your account before you can get a check, but it will get to you eventually when you keep shopping through the Ebates link when you do your normal online shopping. 

Free Gatorade from Walgreens

Walgreens is giving away 500 free bottles of gatorade per day! To win yours, just be one of the first 500 to sign up here. You will need to enter between 1-5 friends' e-mail addresses, and then Walgreens will send you a coupon for a free 20 oz. bottle of Gatorade!

These freebies go quickly every morning; today I entered at 9:00 a.m. mountain time, and they were already gone for the day. So start early if you want to get yours! I'm not sure how long this promotion is lasting, but I'm guessing at least a few more days!

Great Deal on Paper at Staples

Check out these great deals this week from Staples Easy Rebate program:

Buy Hammermill Copyplus Paper @ $4.99/ream
Submit $3.99 rebate
Final Price: $1.00
Rebate item# 122408, limit 2 reams per family.

Buy Staples Photo Supreme 8.5x11 paper (50pk) for $12.98 and get $11.98 back in the form of a VISA gift card.
 Final Price: $1.00. Limit 2 per family, Rebate item #564121. Check out the details of these rebates and the Staples Easy Rebate program here.