Archive for the ‘Good Dealz’ Category

*This post will be updated as the week goes on…*


Saved $2.00 with car wash coupon.

Saved $5.00 in coupons at Wags. Spent $11.00 but got back $16.00 in RR’s for future purchases.


Rolled some RR’s at Wags. Spent $1.44, got back $16 in RR’s. Saved $2.00 in coupons.

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Here are the freebies from this week (5.16-5.21)

Sunglasses Cloth

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion (free sample has ended, but you can still sign up to receive future sample info)

Flexitol Heel/Foot Balm (click on box on left hand side)

Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel

Crest 3D Whitestrips

Free mini-CLIFF bars (sign up for newsletter)

Hugo Boss Fragrance

Aveeno Nourish Shampoo & Conditioner

A freebie for fido! Request a sample of Bully Sticks. Limited to first 150 each month.

Enter to win $1,000 worth of dental care HERE. After you register, you can also request free samples of Lip Clear Lysine+ for cold sores, Canker Cover for canker sores and OraMoist for dry mouth.

Answer 5 questions correctly from the Home Cooks Kitchen Forum (I did it in about 4 minutes) and win a free letter opener/screen/computer cleaner. Click HERE.

Sign up for the Baby Bella Designs newsletter and get a $15.00 credit.

Enter your email address HERE(scroll down) and get some “Good Stuff” from Seattle’s Best.

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In anticipation for S’s big two-year mark next month, I’ve been scouring the internets looking for the perfect 2 year-old gifts. I want her presents to be age appropriate, as well assist us in getting outside and being active a lot this summer. Picking out her gifts is probably as much fun for me as (I’m hoping!) it will be for her to play with everything.

Now that she’s two, it will be fun to see her interact with her gifts a bit more. In the past, she was more interested in the packaging than the actual gift! Not wanting to break the bank either, I’m glad I’ve been able to save some money, but still be able to give S the gifts I want to.

Gift #1: Step2 Water Activity Table

I have big plans to take advantage of the warm summer weather and I think this toy will be just the ticket. S is big on splashing in the tub, so I’m hoping she’ll take that same enthusiasm to the outdoor water table. I didn’t really get any deals on this item (except for free shipping).  

Gift #2: Little Tikes Princess Cozy Coupe

I was a little wary of the whole “princess” part of this car (I’m sure we’ll be in full-on princess mode in a few years, but I’d like to put that off for a little bit!), but as far as I can tell, the only thing princess about it is the pink color. Fine by me. I’m told that these cars are a big hit with the little ones, so I’m hoping S is in agreement. I snagged this car for $15.00…saving $35.00 off list price.

Gift #3: LeapFrog Fridge Phonics

LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set

I purchased the fridge phonics awhile ago (along with the barn animals fridge toy, which was one of S’s Easter basket gifts) on a great sale/deal at Target. I snagged this for $5.00 (saved $20.00). More of a “keep-her-busy-while-I-straighten up/load the dishwasher/start a load of laundry-kind-of-toy”, but hopefully she’ll get some educational value out of it. I’m told the recordings can be rather annoying for parents, so we’ll see how often the fridge phonics make their appearance!

Gift #4: Little Tikes Deluxe Wooden Kitchen and Laundry Center

This is the “big-ticket item” and the one I spent many hours looking for. I read reviews on a million play kitchens and finally decided on this one. I wanted something sturdy (not plastic and tippy) and one that was realistic. I love that this has the little laundry center, too. There were no sales to be had on this item, unfortunately, but I did save $85.00 by using my winnings from Swagbucks. I’m pretty happy about only paying $135.00 for an awesome kitchen! This should allow for some quality rainy-day play indoors (and hopefully let mommy get some cooking done in her own kitchen while S plays along.)

I’d say a savings of $150.00 is pretty good for S’s birthday gifts! I can’t wait to see her play with all her toys. J and I are thinking of spreading out her gifts during her birthday month so she can enjoy each one a little more instead of having a bunch of new things all at once!

I also saw this cute shirt that Baby Rabies found for her little guy. I’m thinking of getting one for S:

2 Year Old Danger Sign Infant/Toddler T-Shirt

And then maybe one of these for me!

You can't scare me, I have a Women's Light T-Shir

Now that gifts are ordered, time to figure out the most important thing…the CAKE!

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Saved $20 on my contact lenses through walgreens.com. Using code VALUE10, I saved $10 per order (did two transactions to save $20)


I totally rocked the coupons at Target today. I just followed the suggestions from Hip 2 Save (and used some of the Target Q’s stacked with MQ’s and saved a ton of money!!

Some highlights:

Belly Bars $0.99 each

Nexcare Strawberry Shortcake bandaids $0.37

Wheat Thins $1.13 a box

Kraft Dressing $1.08 a bottle

Kraft 100 Calorie packs of cheese $0.74 each

Nabisco 100 Calorie packs of cookies $0.60 a box

2 Tag Leap Frog Jr. books $4.99 each

I also snagged a big bottle of McCormick spice that was 15% off (end cap) and used a $1.00 of MQ. Can’t beat $1.61 celery salt for all those Bloody Marys!

S got some bubbles and a cute 4th of July hair bow and C-dog got some flip chips…I spent $35.61 and SAVED $53.28 in coupons!

And if that wasn’t enough savings for one day, I also saved $6.75 on J’s dry cleaning…AND we each got a FREE entree at Applebee’s for teacher appreciation day! Saved $15.00!


Saved $17.00 in coupons at Copp’s. Gotta love double coupon Saturdays!

Total Weekly Savings: $112.03!

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And the goodies kept rolling in last week…

I got my Kraft sample pack (wheat thins, Vanilla Caramel Latte mixes, free Oscar Mayer hot dogs, barbeque sauce)

Suave Almond Shampoo

HomeMadeSimple coupon booklet

Another Nursery Water reusable bag

Beveri Flax Seed (need to look up some recipes for this one! Anyone have any good ones for flax seed?)

Eucerin Body and Face lotion

Coupon for free Kraft Cheese Explosion Mac & Cheese

P&G Year of Savings coupon booklet

Not pictured:

Aspen brownie sample (I have NO idea where that one went)

Thymes lotion sampler

2 $5.00 SC Johnson rebates

$15.00 parenting magazine rebate

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Friday’s Freebie Finds

Is it just me, or did this week fly by? Here are the freebies I signed up for this week (5.10-5.14):

Old Spice Body Wash

Dove Deodorant

Secret Clinical Deodorant

John Freida Sheer Blonde Shampoo

Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (choose Regular or Ultra)

Email web@biofreeze.com with your name and address to recieve a free sample of biofreeze.

Mail in 3 UPCs from Boogie Wipes and get a free BOOGS stuffed animal! Click HERE for printable form. I sent in mine already! Can’t wait to get one of these for S! We LOVE boogie wipes in our house!

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And the freebies have returned to my mailbox! Check out what I got last week:

2 Earthgrains totes

Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner

Cascade Action Pacs

Edge Shaving Gel

ReNu contact lens solutions

Kandoo Kids CD

Dunkin’ Dounuts Turbo Coffee

2 FREE Brewers tickets (from BP gas stations)

2 Color Grabber Cloths

L’Oreal Shampoo/Conditioner

and LOTS of coupons! Yeah!

Carefree sample

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Stuff I signed up for this week (5.1.10-5.7.10)

I recommend using a “junk” email address when signing up for freebies so your regular email doesn’t fill up with fluff.

L’Oreal EverStrong Shampoo & Conditioner

Pampers Cruisers w/ Dry Max (Yeah! More free diapers!) (must be a vocalpoint member. Sign up today to get great deals in the future!)

Revlon Lipstick (share a goal at walgreens.com to receive a free tube of lipstick!) sorry, lipstick all gone: now offering a $1.00 coupon for chapstick.

Thymes beauty products (I love their body lotions!) The form you see in the link is what you use to request samples. Be sure to include your name and address in the comment box.

Being Girl Sample Pack includes 3 Tampax Pearl Tampons, 2 Always Ultra thin pads, and 2 Always Thin Liners

Free Glade Relaxing Moments Gift Basket (includes One Glade Relaxing Moments Room Spray, One Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer + Glade relaxing Moments refill and One glade Relaxing Moments Candle.)

Nursing Care Instant Relief (The sample consists of one reusable cooling pad and four treatment sleeves.)

Lever 2000 Original Bar Soap (Sams Club offer, but you do not need to be a member to get this freebie)

Nivea Body Wash or Lotion Sample (courtesy of the Ellen Show)

Free Pedometer from Nature’s Bounty

Pampers Gifts to Grow 10 point code: FacebookMay2010


Free NetiPot by “liking” NeilMed on FB and filling out short form. I’m not too sure about these, but I heard they work wonders!

Like KRAFT FOODS on FB and receive a  FREE Delicious Summer sample pack. (after completing form)

Like Libby’s and get a free can of veggies!

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So, I thought getting my coupons organized in a binder was a pretty good step in the ‘saving money’ direction…but then I realized I was missing out on some great deals by simply cutting the coupons I would use and ditching the rest. You see, I wasn’t aware of the true value of all those little paper squares. Once I realized that you could use certain coupons to get FREE things, I started hanging on to those coupons that remain after my first go-around with the scissors.

My next task was figuring out a good way to organize the coupons that didn’t make it into my binder so they would be easily accessible once I realized that I DID need them. I found this cute accordion file and matching folders at Hobby Lobby.  Here’s how I organize them:

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*note: this post will be updated as the week progresses.


Picked up my $1.00 ink cartridge refill from Walgreens (earth day promo) and my FREE Puffs w/ Lotion (combined VocalPoint Q + in store ad Q). Saved $1.00 in coupons.


Saved $3.20 on drycleaning.

Got some good deals at Target.

Got 4 Ritter Sport chocolate bars free (B1G1 coupons). These will be given to S’s daycare teachers for teacher appreciation week this week because we are “NUTS” about them! 🙂 And, of course, saving one for J because Ritter Sport is one of his favorite candy bars!

2 bottles of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce for $0.49 each. (had 2 $2.00 off Q’s)

2 Old El Paso taco seasoning packets for  $0.32 each ($0.60 off of 2 Q)

4 Gillette Body Wash for $0.14 each (used $4.00 Q + B1G1 Q)

I picked up some other things and saved $17.93 in coupons


Free Starbucks coffee for bringing in an empty bag (coupon on side of bag)

Saved $12.50 on groceries at Copp’s.

Total Weekly Savings: $34.63


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