Thursday, June 24, 2010

Select States: Great Deal on Organic Produce

For those of you who live in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Texas, Nevada or Washington, there's a great deal on produce that you may want to check out from Bountiful Baskets Co-Op.

Each week, you can get a laundry basket full of produce for only $15! And organic produce is only $25 per laundry basket.

Just go here to find your site and get more information.

I know many of us love to find deals on fresh produce and organic items that are often more expensive. This one caught my eye and I hope some of you can take advantage of this!

Hat tip to Money Saving Mom.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tulsa Groupon: Yoga classes for only $5 Per Class!

If any of you Tulsa folks are into Yoga, there's a pretty sweet deal on today's Tulsa Groupon: Six yoga classes at Inner Peace Yoga for only $30. Offer expires at about 11 p.m. tonight, so hop on this one if you're interested.

Free Karen Kingsbury Book Download

Right now on Amazon, get a free Kindle edition of Karen Kingsbury's book Even Now. If you don't own a Kindle but do own an iPhone or an iPad, you can download a free Kindle App to your various iGadgets and have this free book download sent directly to them. Pretty sweet freebie!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Free DiGiorno Pizza on Facebook

Great Facebook freebie: Upload a picture to the DiGiorno facebook fan page and they'll send you a coupon for a free Deep Dish DiGiorno pizza in the mail in 6-8 weeks!

Hat tip to Hip2Save.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Free Redbox Code Today!

Here's a great summer freebie for all of us movie-lovers: Click the "like" button on the Redbox facebook fan page and get a unique code for a free rental tonight from Redbox!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day Gift? Nice Golf Deal from Groupon in Tulsa!

For all you Tulsa-area folks: Looking for a nice Father's Day gift? Have a husband/ Dad who likes to golf? Today's Groupon deal in Tulsa is pretty sweet:

For $35, get a one-month unlimited driving range membership at Tee Town Golf Ranch in Broken Arrow, plus one golf-clinic session and access to the short-game practice area. Choose from clinics such as the "Wedge Clinic" or the "Putting Clinic." This might be just the ticket for the golf-loving dad in your life!

This Groupon is available only for the next 9 hours, so hop on it soon if you're interested!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Graveyard Mall: 4 pr. Kathy Van Zeeland sunglasses for $11.99

Today only, Graveyard Mall has 4 pair of Kathy Van Zeeland sunglasses, each with a hard case for only $11.99 plus shipping (retails at $155). Better yet, shop through CashBaq and get an additional 4% back.

I love to watch for deals like these for great birthday and Christmas gifts at an awesome price. It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Quizno's: Any sub meal for only $2.99

Go here to print a SWEET Quizno's coupon: $2.99 for ANY small sub, chips and a regular fountain drink!

My little family did this deal last night, and it was a great bargain for a night out. Even Quizno's small subs are good-sized [any my kids kind of eat like birds :-)], so we ended up feeding our whole family of four on two of these $2.99 meal deals. Six bucks for a yummy meal out isn't too bad at all!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Free Cup of Soup at McAlister's Deli

Download the free McAlister's Deli iPhone App and get a free cup of soup at McAlister's! All this week (June 7-11), just show your downloaded application on your phone at the restaurant, and they will give you a free cup of soup.

By the way, McAlister's serves my favorite restaurant soup in the world. Chicken Tortilla + a nice, tall glass of sweet tea = Y-U-M. I will definitely want to take advantage of this great little freebie if I can make it into McAlister's this week!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Walmart Freebies and Deals

KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce on roll back for $1
Use the $1/1 coupon from
here or here or from the 5/9 SS
Final cost FREE!

Lysol No Touch Hand Soap Dispensers on roll back for $6

Use the $5/1 coupon from the 5/2 SS
Final cost ONLY $1!

Single Scotch Brite Sponges $0.84

Use the $0.75/2 Coupon from the 6/6 SS
Final cost only $0.47 each!

Jello boxes are priced at $0.52

Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 6/6 SS
Final cost only $0.26 per box!

Tums Dual Action Antacid 25 ct on clearance for $1

(this may not be available at your location)
Use the $3/1 coupon from
Final cost FREE + a possible $2 in coupon overage!

Hat tip to Hip 2 Save.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Super Hot Deal from MedCo: $20 of free merchandise!

Wow- you'll want to jump on this deal quickly because I'm SURE it won't last long. Right now, you can get $10 off any first-time order at Medco by using the code MHS10. This means you can add up to $10 of merchandise to your cart and it will be completely free. Shipping is a flat rate of only $.99!

THEN, to make this deal even sweeter, you can place a second order and use the code TENOFF to do the same thing again.

The site has TONS of health and beauty items as well as awesome baby care items. I used my $20 of codes to purchase three nice sippy cups and two packs of pacifiers for baby shower gifts. I paid only $2.49 to have $21 of high-quality baby gear shipped to my door! That's just slightly more than what only the tax alone would cost on these items at my local Walmart!

A quick note: sometimes online companies offer these deals knowingly in order to garner new customers. Other times they don't realize how many people will find out and order these free products, and they end up canceling the deals or not filling the orders. So- no guarantee that these orders will come through, but it's worth a shot if you have a couple minutes to try.

What did you order?

**Update** I just got a shipping notice that my order has already shipped. Looks like these sweet deals might go through after all! Also, it looks like the second-order code, TENOFF, is no longer valid.

Today is National Doughnut Day: Get Yours Free!

Today is National Doughnut Day. Celebrate by getting a free doughnut of your choice at any participating Krispy Kreme Doughnuts location today!

Or if you're counting calories or are trying to eat healthier and/or lose weight, pretend you didn't see this. Unless you need a little splurge– then by all means, partake. :-)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

How to get 'Back in the Saddle'

Okay, couponing friends: Maybe you're like me, and you've fallen off the couponing bandwagon for a few weeks. Or a few months. Or a year. Perhaps your expanding grocery/household budget is starting to be the tell-tale sign that you need to get back in the couponing saddle. I'm right there with you!

After some pretty major things in our family's life this spring ( the death of my husband's grandmother, a life-changing trip to India withInternational Princess Project, a 4,500-mile family road trip with a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, and few roller-coaster months with my mom's battle with cancer, just to name a few!) I feel like I am finally beginning to dig out of the hole I've been in. For me, this means things like, oh, I'm actually mopping my floors again.

For you, dear Frugal Muse readers, this exit from my spring hibernation means that I am back to the world of couponing and blogging. My goal is to post at least one deal or coupon match-up per day, so check back often so you don't miss out on the best stuff!

Need some help getting motivated to get back into couponing? Here are three ideas:

1. Start Small

This is a method I often have to employ in my life. I may not be able to do it all, but I can do something. If you're staring at a pile of dozens of coupon inserts waiting to be clipped and sorted, it may not be best to try to clip and sort them all before you go shopping with your coupons again.

Instead, visit your favorite frugal blogs and find one store that has some good current coupon deals. Clip only those coupons and go getcha some deals. (Here's a tip: most blogs list the date of the coupon insert in which to find a particular coupon. Did you know that the date for each insert is found in tiny type on the spine of the insert? This can save you so much time! No more going through a bunch of inserts looking for one particular coupon!)

This immediate success will give you some more motivation to tackle your big pile little by little until you are back on track.

2. Make it Social

If you are ready to tackle that big pile of coupons, find a friend or two who is ready to do the same and get together for a little clipping party. Everything is better with friends! You can chat, clip and sort, and encourage each other to get back on track with your couponing!

3. Ten Minutes a Day

Carve out ten minutes each day to check a handful of frugal blogs to scan for deals that might be helpful to your family. Just a few minutes a day, and it can make a big difference in your family's budget. Often the best deals come and go quickly, so it's important to check each day to make sure to cash in on the best freebies!

Anybody have other tips for getting back in the couponing saddle? Let's get started again together, friends!

My Target deals this week

Here's what I scored at Target this week:

2 Eggo blueberry waffles @ $2.19 each
10 SoBe lifewaters @ $1 each
5 boxes of Fiber One cereal @ $2.50 each
1 Shout laundry stain remover @ $2.24
1 Up and Up Bleach @ $1.52
1 Armor All automobile glass cleaner @ $2.69
1 Armor All automobile upholstery cleaner @ $4.59
1 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner @$2.99
1 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning gel @ $3.94
1 Scrubbing Bubbles 2-in-1 Fresh Brush toilet cleaner @ $6.29

Total retail sale cost before coupons: $51.14

Coupons used:

2 $1/1 Eggo product (Target store Q)
2 $.50/1 SoBe (Target Q)
2 B1G1 SoBe (Internet Printable)
2 $2/1 Armor All (Internet Printable)
1 $3/2 Armor All (Target Q)
5 $.75/1 Fiber One cereal (Internet Printable)
1 Buy 1 SB toilet cleaning gel, get 2-in-1 Fresh Brush free (Internet Printable)
1 $2/2 Scrubbing bubbles products (found on product)
1 $1/1 Shout (Target Q)
1 $.55/1 Shout (recent insert)

The SoBe and the Fiber One each gave a $5 gift card back, so I split into two transactions to keep my out of pocket lower. I first paid $8.75 out of pocket for the Fiber One cereals, then got back a $5 gift card, which I used toward my 2nd transaction. At the end of the 2nd transaction, I got back another $5 gift card for the SoBe.

I didn't realize until I got home that the cashier must have made a mistake on my transaction- the way I figure it she undercharged me $10. I called the store back and asked the manager what to do to make this right, but he said basically said to consider it a gift because it would be too complicated to try to make this right from their end. So, I ended up with a SUPER sweet deal today!

The total I spent on both transactions out of pocket (including tax) was $10.55. Plus, I got a $5 gift card back, AND I will submit for the $5 rebate when you buy three products from SC Johnson!

Final cost after rebates and gift cards: $.55

I was truly thanking God for these great finds, as we were really needing the cleaning supplies, and this family goes through cereal like nobody's business and my stockpile has been gone for a month now. Yay for a successful couponing trip after my hiatus!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

5 lbs. of Organic Lollipops only $13.78 shipped

Right now on Amazon, you can get a 5 lb. bag of YummyEarth Organic Lollipops for only $13.78 shipped, (normally $35) when you use the Subscribe and Save option. All you have to do is select the Subscribe and Save option and proceed to checkout as normal, and it will give you an automatic 15% off your order. You can then cancel this subscription with a click of a button as soon as your order ships.

This bag contains about 325 pops, and they are Organic; allergen-free; gluten-free; GMO-free; egg-free; soy-free; nut-free; casein-free; dairy-free. Seems like a great treat to have around your house for lil' visitors without having to worry about food allergy issues!

I'm Ba-ack!

After just about the busiest spring of my life, I'm finally back to couponing and blogging! I'm hoping to get The Frugal Muse updated soon so that I can start posting the best coupon match-ups, frugal deals and freebies for you all to take advantage of.

Do me a favor if you want to: Chime in with a comment if there's a particular type of deals or content you want to see posted... or just say "Hey, I'm here and following along!"

I'm hoping to put at least one good deal up per day, so check back often for some great frugal finds from The Frugal Muse!