Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bath & Body Works Weekly Sale

January 1 thru January 11th -

Wallflowers Diffuser Starter Sets & Refills - $5 each!!
Save $7.50!!

Excludes: Holiday Wallflowers Starters and NEW Odor Neutralizing Wallflowers.

Chick-Fil-A Offer


Make any purchase on January 1, 2009 at any Chick-fil-A and you'll be eligible for a free chicken biscuit on your next visit. Limit one offer per person. More details here.

Britax Sale

Britax Closeout @ ~ Decathlon $195, Marathon $189, RA $168 shipped!

Roundabout Convertible in Bridgeport
Regular Price: $229.99
NOW ONLY $168.00

Marathon Convertible in Ashley Floral
Regular Price: $279.99
NOW ONLY $189.00

Marathon Convertible in Brooke
Regular Price: $279.99
NOW ONLY $189.00

Decathlon Convertible in Cappuccino
Regular Price: $294.99
NOW ONLY $195.00

Free shipping on $49+. No code required.

No sales tax charged for orders outside of CT. LINK

Sneak Peek Coupon Preview for Jan 4th

Lots of Coupons - Whoo Hoo!!

SmartSource #1

$2/1 any (ex. 3-1-09)
Beech-nut $1/1 any Let’s Grow! Product (ex. 4-30-09)
Betty Crocker $0.25/1 any box or pouch potatoes, except potato buds (ex. 2-28-09)
Betty Crocker $0.50/2 any flavor Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-ups or Fruit Roll-ups stickerz fruit flavored snacks (ex. 2-28-09)
Betty Crocker $0.50/2 any variety Fruit Flavored Shapes (ex. 2-28-09)
Chef Boyardee $0.35/3 any can or microwave pastas (ex. 2-28-09)
Colgate $1/1 any total advanced whitening, total advanced clean, or total advanced fresh toothpaste only. 4.0 oz. or larger (ex. 1-24-09)
Colgate $0.75/1 any toothpaste adult or children’s, 4.0 oz. or larger (ex. 1-24-09)
Colgate $0.75/1 any adult manual toothbrush (ex. 1-24-09)
Cool Whip $0.50/1 any whipped topping in a can (ex. 2-1-09)
Drinkables $3/1 any liquid joint care (ex. 4-30-09)
Drinkables $2/1 any liquid supplement (ex. 4-30-09)
Fiber One $0.50/1 any box, any flavor chewy bars (ex. 2-28-09)
Freschetta $1/1 any Pizzamore Pizza (ex. 3-8-09)
GE Energy Smart $1/1 any compact fluorescent lighting product (ex. 3-31-09)
General Mills $1/3 any cereals (ex. 2-14-09)
Glucerna $1.50/1 any product (ex. 3-1-09)
Glucerna $3/2 any products (ex. 3-1-09)
Healthy Ones $0.75/1 lb. of meat sliced from the deli or any package of deli pre-sliced (ex. 3-31-09)
Healthy Ones $0.75/1 any packaged lunchmeat, franks or smoke sausage (ex. 3-31-09)
Hershey’s $0.75/1 any 100 calorie bars, 4.4 oz. or larger, OR Snacksters, 4.44 oz. or larger (ex. 3-31-09)
Jell-O $0.50/1 any pudding or gelatin snacks (ex. 2-1-09)
Nature Valley $0.50/1 any flavor/variety granola bars (ex. 2-28-09)
Oust Buy 1, Get 1 FREE surface disinfectant & air sanitizer, up to $4.25 (ex. 2-28-09)
Oscal $$2.50/1 any (ex. 5-2-09)
Palmolive $0.25/1 any dish liquid (ex. 1-24-09)
Palmolive $0.75/1 any pure + clear liquid dish soap, 20 oz. (ex. 1-24-09)
Pillsbury $0.55/1 any frozen Grands! Cinnamon rolls or mini cinnamon rolls (ex. 3-28-09)
Pillsbury $0.40/1 any frozen Grands! Biscuits, cinnamon rolls, mini cinnamon rolls, or dinner rolls (ex. 3-28-09)
Pillsbury $0.35/1 any Toaster Strudel pastries (ex. 3-28-09)
Pillsbury $0.30/1 any sweet rolls or Grands! Sweet rolls (ex. 3-28-09)
Pillsbury $0.25/1 any crescent dinner rolls (ex. 3-28-09)
Post $1/2 any shredded wheat cereals (ex. 2-15-09)
Reese’s $1/2 any Whipps bars, 1.9 oz. or larger (ex. 3-31-09)
Snapp’s $0.50/1 any item (ex. 6-30-09)
Total $0.75/1 any whole grain, raisin bran, honey clusters cranberry crunch, or cinnamon crunch (ex. 2-14-09)
Yoplait $0.50/1 any flavor Kid’s cup yogurt or yogurt drink (ex. 2-28-09)
Yoplait $0.75/2 any go-gurt yogurt, go-gurt fizzix, go-gurt smoothie, trix multipack (ex. 2-28-09)
Yoplait $0.35/1 any go-gurt yogurt, go-gurt fizzix, go-gurt smoothie, kids cup yogurt, kids yogurt drink, trix multipack (ex. 2-28-09)

Baskin Robbins (all ex. 1-31-09)
Buy any cone, get one FREE
Buy any sundae, get one FREE
$3 off any cake
$1 off any bright choices product

SmartSource #2

Air Wick $1/2 any scented oil refills (ex. 2-15-09)
Air Wick FREE warmer unit when you buy any scented oil refill fragrance (ex. 2-15-09)
Aleve $1/1 any 20 ct. or larger (ex. 3-31-09)
Aleve-D $1/1 any (ex. 3-31-09)
Alka-Seltzer Plus $1/1 any (ex. 3-31-09)
Aquafresh $0.75/1 any premium toothpaste (advanced, extreme clean, white & shine or sensitive) 5.6 oz. or larger (ex. 4-18-09)
Aquafresh $1/1 any premium toothbrush (aquafresh gel flex or deep action) (ex. 4-18-09)
Bayer Aspirin $1/1 any 24 ct. or larger (ex. 2-28-09)
Beano $1/1 any product, 30 ct. or larger (ex. 3-31-09)
Beano $0.50/1 any To Go product, 12 ct. only (ex. 3-31-09)
Bird’s Eye Steamfresh $0.35/1 any vegetable or rice variety (ex. 2-14-09)
Bird’s Eye Steamfresh $2/1 any meals for two (ex. 2-14-09)
Boost $2/2 any multipacks nutritional energy drink (ex. 2-15-09)
Boost $2/2 any multipacks glucose control nutritional drink (ex. 2-15-09)
Campbell’s $0.40/2 any condensed soups, except chicken noodle, tomato and creams (ex. 3-31-09)
Campbell’s $0.40/4 any chicken noodle and tomato condensed soups (ex. 3-31-09)
Campbell’s $0.40/2 any 26 oz. condensed soups (ex. 3-31-09)
Campbell’s $0.50/2 any Chunky Healthy Request soups (ex. 3-31-09)
Campbell’s $0.50/2 any Select Harvest Healthy Request soups (ex. 3-31-09)
Campbell’s $0.40/2 any Healthy Request condensed soups (ex. 3-31-09)
Campbell’s $0.40/4 any condensed cooking soups (ex. 3-31-09)
Campho-Phenique $1/1 any (ex. 3-31-09)
Citracal $1/1 any product, excluding creamy bites (ex. 3-31-09)
Citrucel $2/1 any smartfiber soft chews (ex. 2-5-09)
Citrucel $1/1 any product: orange powder, sugar free orange powder, caplets and soft chews (ex. 2-5-09)
Electrasol $2.50/1 any powerball tabs, gelpacs or quantum (ex. 2-1-09)
FiberChoice $3/1 any 90ct. fiber supplements (ex. 2-1-09)
Flintstones $1/1 any multivitamin (ex. 3-31-09)
Healthy Life $0.50/1 any bread, buns or English muffins (ex. 3-31-09)
Healthy Life $0.50/1 any 100% Natural 100% whole grain bread (ex. 3-31-09)
Lysol $0.50/1 any bathroom cleaner (ex. 3-2-09)
Lysol $0.50/1 any toilet bowl cleaner (ex. 3-2-09)
Lysol $0.50/1 any all purpose cleaner trigger, antibacterial kitchen cleaner or plus bleach (ex. 3-2-09)
Lysol $1/1 any disinfectant spray, 12 oz. or larger (ex. 3-2-09)
Lysol $1/1 any disinfecting wipes (ex. 3-2-09)
Lysol $0.50/1 any all purpose cleaner pourable (ex. 3-2-09)
MIR Form for bayer, aleve, aleve-d, oneaday, neo-synephrine, alka-seltzer plus, campho-phenique, flintstones, citracal phillips’
Neo-Synephrine $1/1 any (ex. 3-31-09)
One A Day $1/1 any adult or teen multivitamin (ex. 3-31-09)
Phillips’ $1/1 any (ex. 3-31-09)
Polident or Poligrip $1/2 any (ex. 3-28-09)
Pop Secret $0.50/2 any flavor or variety microwave popcorn (ex. 2-15-09)
Resolve $1/1 any (ex. 2-15-09)
Spray ‘n Wash $0.50/1 any product (ex. 2-15-09)


3 Musketeers $0.50/1 any miniatures bag, original or mint (ex. 4-5-09)
ALL or Surf $0.40/1 any laundry detergent (ex. 2-22-09)
ALL $1.50/1 any 96-load or larger liquid laundry detergent (ex. 2-22-09)
Caltrate $3/1 any, except 30ct. (ex. 3-31-09)
Centrum $3/1 any, except 30ct. (ex. 3-31-09)
Centrum $3/1 Silver, any except 30ct. (ex. 3-31-09)
Centrum $3/1 Cardio, any (ex. 3-31-09)
Centrum $3/1 Performance, any (ex. 3-31-09)
Centrum $3/1 Kids, any (ex. 3-31-09)
Crisco $0.75/1 any Puritan canola oil with omega-3 DHA (ex. 3-31-09) DND
Flex-a-min $5/1 any joint care product (ex. 2-15-09)
Goodlife Recipe $0.50/1 treats for cats (ex. 4-5-09)
Goodlife Recipe $3/1 food for dogs or cats (ex. 4-5-09)
Goodlife Recipe $1/1 treats for dogs (ex. 4-5-09)
Hillshire Farms $0.55/1 any deli select lunchmeats, 8 oz. or larger (ex. 2-15-09) – Do not double or triple
Hillshire Farms $0.65/2 any deli select 5 oz. lunchmeats (ex. 2-15-09) – Do not double or triple
Jif $1/3 any peanut butter products (ex. 3-31-09)
Quaker $1/1 any high fiber instant oatmeal (ex. 3-31-09)
Quaker $1/2 any oatmeal to go breakfast bars (ex. 3-31-09)
Quaker $1.35/2 any instant oatmeal (ex. 3-31-09)
Quaker $0.60/1 any old fashioned or quick oats 18 oz. or larger (ex. 3-31-09)
Quaker $0.50/1 any oatmeal squares creal 16 oz. or larger (ex. 3-31-09)
Quaker $1/1 any true delights granola bars (ex. 2-28-09)
Quaker $1/2 any Life cereal (ex. 3-31-09)
Quaker $1/2 any boxes of chewy granola bars, any variety (ex. 2-28-09)
Real Simple $2/1 magazine (ex. 2-8-09)
Robitussin $1/1 any product (ex. 4-30-09)
Slimfast $1.40/1 any ready-to-drink multipack or powder canister (ex. 3-31-09)
Slimfast $1.25/1 any bars multipack (ex. 3-31-09)
Slimshots $3/1 any liquid appetite controller (ex. 4-30-09)
Smuckers $0.35/1 any jam, jelly, preserves or fruit spread product (ex. 3-31-09)
Smuckers $0.55/1 any natural peanut butter (ex. 3-31-09)
Thermacare $1/1 any heatwraps, excluding trial sizes (ex. 3-1-09)
Thermacare $1.50/1 any arthritis heatwraps, excluding trial sizes (ex. 3-1-09)
Tropicana $1/2 any 64oz. Pure Premium Juice products (ex. 3-31-09)
Wishbone $0.60/1 any salad spritzers dressings, 7 oz. (ex. 2-28-09)
Wishbone $0.75/2 bottles of bountifuls dressings 9.5 oz., wishbone dressings or western dressings 16 oz. or larger (ex. 2-28-09)

Happy New Year!!

Winner of the $20 Bitsy Bows Certificate!!

Here I am with the winner!!

The winner of the Bitsy Bows $20 gift certificate & free shipping is:
"nanja said... I like the layered haley Bow in purple"
Congrats Nanja... and a HUGE thank you to Bitsy Bows for donating the prize!!

Stay tuned for more giveaways soon!!



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Timestamp: 2009-01-01 00:12:35 UTC

Bitsy Bows Winner Coming Soon!!

Sorry - very long week here....

I plan on posting the winner by midnight tonight!!

Thanks for entering!!


Monday, December 29, 2008

Coupons in Parade Magazine 12/28

There are several good coupons in the 12/28 edition of Parade Magazine. These may vary by region or by paper.
  • $1 off any Febreze Air Effects Destinations Collection Scent Expires 3/31/2009
  • .25 off one Bounty Product Expires 1/31/2009
  • .25 off any one Puffs Product Expires 2/28/2009
  • .25 off any one Charmin Product Expires 1/31/2009
  • $1 off any one Viactiv Soft Chews Dietary Supplement Expires 3/31/2009
  • $1 off any Viactiv Flavor Glides Dietary Supplement Expires 3/31/2009
  • $1 off Pampers (I didn’t get this one but some areas did - Thanks, Cathy @ Chief Family Officer)
Thanks Bargain Briana for bringing this to our attention!!

CVS Deals - 12/28

Here are your deals for CVS this week. Good news for those that are in need of a CVS $/$$ coupon! There is a new one out that can be printed for $3 off a $15 purchase good through 1-1-09! You can print your coupon here on page 29. It took a while for the page to load, so I suggest you print multiple copies when you get it up! Enjoy!


Extra Bucks Deals

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $2.99
Earns $2 ecb's (limit 2)
Printable coupon
Free! Money Maker, after coupon and ecb's!

Nova Max blood glucose monitoring system $9.99
Earn $9.99 ecb's (limit 1)
Free after ecb's!

Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System $14.99
Earn $5 ecb's (limit 1)
Use coupon from 10-26 RP
Free! Money Maker, after coupon and ecb's!

Nature Bounty Vitamins or Supplements - BOGO $4.39
Earns final $3 wyb (2)
Printable coupon
09-28 S (expires 12/28)
Free! Money Maker, after coupon and ecb's!

Schick Quattro or Intuition for Women $8.99
Earns $5 Extra Bucks Reward (limit 1)
Use coupon 12-07 S
Final price $1.99, after coupon and ecb's!

Other Deals

Kleenex Facial BOGO (limit 6)
Use coupon 12-07 (for 3)
Final price for each .60 cents, after coupons! (assumes 2 coupons used for a total of 6)

Dawn Dish Liquid BOGO$1.99 (limit 6)
Printable coupon
Final price .49 cents each, after coupon!

Pampers Diapers or Easy Ups Jumbo Pack $9.99 (limit 3) $9.99
Use coupon 12-28 PG
Final price $8.99, after coupon!

$3 Body Lotion & More: Semi Annual Sale

Don't forget about the Semi-Annual Sale at Bath & Body Works!!

Save up to 75% off in stores.

They are changing the packaging look, so they are clearancing the "old" look!! Stock up on your favorite fragrances now!!

Fresh & Easy Coming to Ventura

I was driving in East Ventura (off Wells Rd) and saw a sign for a Fresh & Easy Coming Soon!! Whoo Hoo!! More grocery options!! It looks like it's going into the lot on the corner of Wells Rd. & Darling Rd.

I'm excited because new stores mean more store coupons!! Woot!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Online Deals

Need to print your holiday photos? KodakGallery FREE 75 Prints for new members!!!

We have extended the offer for the New Year! New Members receive 75 Free 4x6 Prints when they join the Kodak Gallery. No Coupon Necessary. Expires 1/31/09.

Additional codes:
~ 9 Cent Prints: For the first time ever, Kodak Gallery offers 4x6 prints at just $0.09! Coupon code NEWYEARPRINTS . Expires 1/8/09.

~ Calendar Sale: Save 35% on on Calendars at Kodak Gallery with coupon code 2009CAL . Expires 1/8/09.

~ Photo Book Sale: Save 25% on Classic Photo Books at Kodak Gallery with coupon code 25CLASSIC . Expires 1/8/09.

~ Photo Card Sale: Save 20% on ALL Photo Cards at Kodak Gallery with coupon code 2009CARDS . Expires 1/8/09.

~ Spend $20, Save 20% on Photo Gifts, Photo Books and Prints with coupon code 4UCJ08 . Expires 1/31/09.


Up to 75% off at Old Navy (online only!!)

Old Navy Link

Possible code:
Free shipping on $100 when you use Old Navy card & promo code JUST4YOU



Request your free 1.75 oz. Don Francisco's Breakfast Blend Gourmet Coffee sample here

2 Free Samples Of Vaseline Therapy Lotion
(Enter The Contest, 1st 45,000) Offer Expires 2/26/09
http://tinyurl. com/68eacr **They Confirm By Email**

Free sample of fruit and nut granola from Bear Naked here

Free Subscription To Traditional Home Magazine
http://tinyurl. com/6s5dwe

Free mini Magic Eraser from Mr.Clean here

Free "Bad Dogs" Keychain
http://tinyurl. com/8peg9o

Free reusable tote from Mantra Venture group here

Free 10-issue Subscription to MORE Magazine

CBS WATCH - Free 1 Yr Subscription To CBS WATCH Magazine
( It's celebrity, beauty, fashion, music, travel. )
1st 50,000 - Offer Expires 2/28/09. http://tinyurl. com/8c8rnz

Free sample Hearts & Minds Omega-3 peanut butter here

Upcoming Freebie Events:

1st - Free Diet Dr. Pepper
3rd - Home Depot Kids - Helmet Bookends 9am to noon
10th - Lowe's Kids - Time Capsule 10am - 11am

Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale

The BIG Semi-Annual Sale Starts 12/27 @ 9am!!
Save up to 75% off select items - While Supplies Last!!
In-store and online!!

3 Days Only (12/29-12/31):
*Signature Collection Body Lotions are only $3!! Original packaging only. Save up to $7 each!!

Also Get:
*True Blue Spa item - Buy 2, Get 2 Free!! Save up to $50!! Excludes: Kits & Gift Sets (12/29-1/4)

* Signature Collection (other items) - $6 ea. or 3 for $15!! Original packaging only. Excludes: Eau de Toilette, Ultipmate Silk Body Lotion, Signature Collection's Elegant New Look & Gift Sets. (12/27-1/11)

Here I am!!

Yep, I'm around... Christmas is over... the rush at work is slowing down...
I'm sitting here at my desk, trying to reduce the pile of papers...
Entering Coke promo codes into
Paying bills...
Weeding 12/31/08 coupons from my coupon case...

Wow, I'm so behind on coupon cutting. I need to get new brakes installed on my car, so I plan on bringing my coupon suitcase, coupon inserts & scissors with me to the car dealership. I'll do my couponing while I wait for my car to get new brakes =) I wouldn't do this if I had to bring my son, but since he's gonna hang with daddy, I'm free to hang with my coupons!! My goal is to be caught up by January 5th!! I need to: finish weeding my coupon suitcase of expireds, clip past inserts & then file them. I'm about 4-5 weeks behind. Thank goodness there was no coupons last week!! Saves me from more clipping... and there's only 1 insert (P&G) this weekend, so yay, I'll get caught up!!

I'm starting back on my Weight Loss diet next week too, so my buying habits are definitely going to change. I see more visits to Trader Joe's in my future. We'll see.

Yay - 26 Coke Points later... I almost have enough points for another free 12-pk coupon! =) Those sure come in handy for the Vons B2G3 (12pks) sales!! I love those!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

I'm still here!! Just super super busy with Christmas & work (I work for a CPA and we're working on year-end projections, not to mention he bought another practice, so we're in the middle of merging during this busy time of year... anyone have a noose?!) I'll be back with more deals soon!!

I did manage to get in on the 12/21 CVS deals and was able to roll $160+ on ECB's!! Yippee!! I can relax a bit now. I was able to add to them too. I have approx. $40 more in ECB's than I had 4 weeks ago =) Love that!! I'm not sure how since I got that camera at the Black Friday sales, and I've been getting milk, and I even treated myself and got a foot soak tub too!! Love it when I get stuff for free and still come out ahead!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Borders In-Store Coupon - 40% Off Exp. 12/21

Here is a 40% off the list price of any one book. Here is the coupon good until 12/21

Peet's: Free Coffee & Tea on Christmas Eve

All 189 locations of Peet's Coffee & Tea will be giving away free brewed coffee and tea all day on December 24. These drinks are completely free but the chain is asking for charitable donations. Employees of each location are choosing a charity of choice and the company is matching up to $1,000 of customer contributions per store.

Thanks Coupon Cravings

K-Mart Super Centers: Doubling Coupons up to $2!

Word on the street is that K-Mart Super Centers will be doubling your coupons again up to $2.00! This will be going on at these select locations between 12/17 - 12/21.
  • Coupons with values up to $2 will double but only up to the price of the item - no overage will be given on these. Example: you have a $2 Q for an item that is $3. The cashier will give you the value of the original Q ($2) and "double" it to $3 and the item will be free. If you have a $2 Q and a $5 item, the cashier will double your Q to $4 and your item will cost $1.
  • Coupons with values over $2 will function as usual (including overage)

A Few Restrictions:
  • Available at all KMart SuperCenter locations only.
  • Offer valid Wed 12/17 to Sun 12/21.
  • You may only purchase 4 of the same item using double coupons.
  • BOGO excluded.
  • Limit 75 coupons per customer per day.
  • Internet coupons or copies NOT accepted.
I wish we had a Kmart Super Center nearby!!

Here are the locations of the Kmart Super Centers (call before you go to make sure they are participating). Here are the general store locations.

PLUS, get two $5.00 Coupons for signing up for Kmart Emails.

Thanks The Good Deal Gal

HOT DEAL ALERT: New York & Company

Ladies, if you need some new clothes or a nice sweater as a gift, now is a pretty good time to head on over to New York & Company online.

Right now, they are offering 50% off EVERYTHING on their site!

(But wait, there's more!!)

If you enter the Promotion Code 5751 at checkout you will get an ADDITIONAL 50% off your purchase.

* If you click through your CashBaq account, you will earn 5% of your order in cash back.
* If you click through your Mr.Rebates account, you will earn 7% cash back.
* If you click through your Ebates account, you will earn 5% cash back.

Shipping for amounts under $25 is $4.95.
Shipping for amounts under $50 is $6.95.
*** As stated on their home page, you will get a FREE Shipping upgrade to Fedex Ground when you place your order before Dec. 20th.

Thanks The Good Deal Gal

OfficeMax $10 off $20 In-Store Coupon

Go here to print your copy of this Office Max coupon. Good in-store only. It expires 1/03/09.

Thanks Common Sense With Money

5 (12pks) of Coke for $4.88 at Vons

I did this:

(4) Coke 12pks (B2G2F) @ $5.99 ea. x 2 = $11.98
(1) Coke 12pk @ $5.99 (for the B 4 G1 F Store Q) = $5.99
plus CRV for (5) 12pks = $3.00
Total BC: $20.97

Savings used:
10% off (loaded on my card until 12/25) -$1.20
Vons Store Q B4G1F -$5.99
Save $2 off 3 Coke 12pks (from Vallarta sales flyer) -$2.00
Coke Rewards Free 12pk Manuf. Q -$5.99
$2 Catalina -$2.00
$3.79 plus $1.09 tax = $4.88 for 5 (12) pks. I'm happy =)

...and I finally hit the level to get my initial $6.00 fuel card!! =)

Hallmark Coupons

Do you still have some holiday cards to shop for? Here's a coupon you can use to get three $0.99 cards for $1 only. Or if you need to get fancier card here's a coupon for buy one get one free musical or card with sound. Both coupons expire 12/24/08 and are good at your local Hallmark Gold Crown Store. Find out where the closest store to you is here.

Thanks Common Sense With Money

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Marie Callender's Coupons - Exp. 1/9/09

Marie Callender's Restaurant Coupons. Click Here and Print Them Out!! They expire: 1/9/09

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thursday's Toys R Us Coupons


Can Christmas be in ONE WEEK?
I need to start wrapping!! (At least I'm not saying I need to get shopping!!) LOL

Here's Thursday's Toys R Us coupons in case you still have some shopping to do!!

40% off Coupon for Michael's

Get 40% off one regular priced item at Michael's now through Saturday, Dec. 20. One per person per day. Some exclusions.

Here's some Bonus Michael's Coupons!!

$10 off Coupon for El Torito

eltoritlogo.gifGet $10 off a bill of $30 or more at El Torito now until Jan. 11, 2009. Alcoholic drinks and tip do not go toward the $30. Dine in only. I absolutely love their chips and salsa.

One discount per table. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount. Not good towards gift cards.

Find an El Torito near you. The company has restaurants in CA, OR and AZ.

Join the Cold Stone Birthday Club

The Birthday Club

Receive FREE Ice Cream on Your Birthday!

This is your opportunity to treat yourself or someone you love to the sweet, tempting taste of a Cold Stone Creation. Join now.

My son's 7th birthday is coming up, so all of the great free birthday offers are starting to fill my inbox!!

Pssst General Mills

Pssst…is all about some of the best known food and consumer brands in the country. If you would like to receive news about new products (and even samples and coupons from time to time), you can become a member. **They DO Send Out Products For You To Try**

It's a Wedgie-Free Wednesday!!

Be Wedgie Free - Try to win a pair of Hanes Wedgie Free panties:


Wednesday's Toys R Us Coupons!!

3 more pages of Toys R Us coupons
for Wednesday, December 17th ONLY!!

For Wednesday's Coupons, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Vons Trip

Yippee!! I got a good deal in!! I was running out of time because today is the last day of the sale, so I had to squeeze in a quick lunch-break trip!! I'm behind on clipping, but I knew I had to pull out the Kellogg's & Stouffer's Q's for the deals I wanted to do.

Vons was having a deal: Save $5 off instantly WYB 8 Stouffers, Lean Cuisine or Hot Pockets. Then the Kellogg's cereal deal was going on too: Save $5 WYB 5 specially marked boxes.

I got:
(3) Kellogg's Corn Flakes @ $2.29 = $6.87
(2) Kellogg's Bran Flakes @ $2.88 = $5.76
(1) Kellogg's Strawberry Mini Wheats = $2.49
(2) Kellogg's Blueberry Mini Wheats @ $2.49 = $4.98
(1) Kellogg's Frosted Flakes = $2.29
(1) Kellogg's Smart Start Strawberry Bites = $2.88
(3) Stouffer's Corner Bistro Panini's @ $2.50 = $7.50
(4) Stouffer's Lean Cuisine @ $2.50 = $10.00
(1) Hot Pockets = $2.50
After sale prices, but before coupons: $45.27
Coupons Used:
(9) $1 off 1 Kellogg's cereal MQ's
(1) $2 off Kellogg's Smart Start Catalina Q
(4) $1 off 1 Lean Cuisines IPQ's
(1) $1 off 3 Stouffers Entrees MQ
(1) 50¢ off 1 Hot Pockets (doubled to $1)

Then the Promo Discounts came off:
- $5.00 off for the Stouffers/Lean Cuisine/Hot Pockets
- $5.00 off for 5 Kellogg's cereals
- $5.00 off for 5 Kellogg's cereals
- $4.53 off (I have save 10% loaded on my card until 12/25)
= $8.74 OOP - Plus I earned a $2 Catalina OYNO because I got 3 Corner Bistro Panini's!!
So really $6.74 for $72.82 worth of food!! Whoo Hoo!! It's about a 90% savings with the $2 Cat!

I'm getting ready to start back on my Weight Loss regime come January 2nd, so I'm stocking up on lunches for work & some better cereals.

McCafe - Free Specialty Coffee

Go HERE and type in your zip code and if you're nearby to a McCafe, you can print a coupon for a free specialty coffee.

Thanks MoneySavingMom

80% off at

Save 80% at with code SANTA
Pay only $2 for a $25 certificate, or only $8 for a $100 certificate You can get a general certificate that you (or a gift recipient) can redeem for specific restaurant certificates in the future. No sales tax, no shipping charges, and they last for a full year. They make great gifts for teachers, friends, neighbors, and can be printed immediately or sent via email to anyone. This deal is as good as it gets so get your certificates today!

The 80% off code also applies to the Dinner of the Month Club. Give 3, 6 or 12 month memberships at 80% off, and you'll get a free certificate for yourself. Give a 12-month gift (one $25 certificate a month, value $300) at a cost of $24 with the code SANTA, and you'll receive a $50 certificate for yourself. That's a deal! I got $85 worth of certificates (for 4 places) for $6.60, and used my PayPal balance to pay for them!! Yippee!!

Leapfrog Software - Cheap for Kohls Cardholders!!

Look what I just got!!
Product Description Price Quantity Total

Regular Price: $26.99

Sale Price: $9.71

1 $8.26
Is this a gift? No

Regular Price: $26.99

Sale Price: $9.71

1 $8.25
Is this a gift? No
  • Subtotal: $19.42
  • Shipping: $0.00
  • Tax: $1.20
  • Percent Off (15%)$2.91
  • Total: $17.71

I used these (2) Promo codes: EXTRASAVING (for 40% off the HOT TOYS, better than the 25% they are advertising on the site!!) and MVC4816 (for free shipping)... plus I went to KOHLS thru my MYPOINTS site, so I'll earn points for the purchase too!!

You can use (2) promo codes per order. Here's another code in case you want to mix & match the codes to find the best deal for you: MY30OFF

Some of these codes only work for Kohl's cardholders.
I'm so excited to get 2 Leapster games for only $17.71!! That's not even $9 each... and they sell for around $22!! Whoo Hoo!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tuesday's Toys R Us Coupons

Are you done holiday shopping yet??
If not, then check out these Toys R Us coupons - good for 1 DAY ONLY!!

For Tuesday's Coupons, CLICK HERE

Ventura County Offers - Save Over 50%!!

Visit our Area's Best Businesses at a Half-Off Price!

I was listening to the radio today when I heard "Get a $30 certificate for $12!" - Well, of course my ears perked up, because that's even better than 50% off!!

Cumulus Media's "Half Price Central Coast!" is serving Ventura, Santa Barbara and North Western Los Angeles Counties. Cumulus Media has
worked out deals with some of our area's best restaurants & businesses to give you 1/2 OFF gift certificates -- That's right 50% off food and more!

Here's a few of the best deals I saw:
  • Big Wave Dave's Christmas Trees - Get a $30 certificate for $12!! (Is your tree up yet?)
  • Classic Icons in Ventura - Get (2) $25 certificates (=$50) for $18!! (Oh My!! This store has LOTS of awesome gifts for collectors: Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, Sports Teams & More!)
  • Hair Razors Salon - Get a $50 certificate for $15 (Need a haircut?)
  • Seaward Fish & Chips - Get (5) $10 certificates (=$50) for $25 (Anyone hungry?!)
  • Van Gundy Jewelers - Get a Silver Charm Bracelet & 1 Charm ($60 value) for $15!!
Check out the other offers. Limited quantities available, so don't delay!!

CVS Savings... Will I Hit $10,000??

Here we are December 15th... 16 more days until the end of 2008!! I can't even tell you when I started CVSing.... I think it was in the summer of 2007, and I've been addicted ever since. I know WAY too much about CVS!! LOL I did a trip today and I noticed on the receipt "Year to Date Savings 9561.79" - Over Nine Thousand Dollars Worth Of Products!! Wowza!! Using ECB's, I'm sure my OOP spending hasn't been over $200 for the entire year!! I'm wondering, with 16 days left of 2008, can I hit $10,000?? I know next week's deals (12/21) is going to add another $250 or so to the total saved. I'll keep you posted!!

What is your 2008 savings so far??

CVS Deals - Week of 12/14


Pepsi 12pk 4/$13 get $3 ECB Limit 1
Pepsi One, $1 Printable (IE) or Printable (FF)

Colgate Total Advance 4oz $2.99 get $2 ECB Limit 2
Colgate, $1.50 Printable - includes the 4pp pdf

Herbal Essence, Head & Shoulder, Infusium, Pantene $5.99 get $2 ECB Limit 5
Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product, Any - 11-30-08 PG 1.00/1 12/31/2008
Pantene, any product (excludes trial sizes) - 11-30-08 PG
$1.00/2 12/31/2008

Right Guard, Soft & Dri, Dry Idea $2.99 get $2 ECB Limit 5
Right Guard Professional, $2 (coupon must be cut away from inside the box that contains the aerosol variety)
Right Guard - DND9, says on "THIS" purchase
$0.55/1 12/31/2008 Peelie *note, there is also the peelie on the soft n dri*

Bayer Contour Meter $14.99 get $5 ECB Limit 1
Breeze 2 or Contour Meter $30 (3-31-09) SS 6/1/08
Breeze 2 or Contour Meter From Bayer $30 (3-31-09) SS #2 3/16/08
Contour or Breeze 2, any, up to $30.00 (7-31-09) RP 10/26/08 (note: no requirement on Q for "meter prescription")

Clairol Natural Instinct, Loving Color $5.99 get $1 ECB Limit 1

CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation $15.99 get $5 ECB Limit 1
Cover Girl, Buy one CG foundation, get 1 CG face product free - 11-30-08 PG 12/31/2008

Crest, Fixodent, or Oral-B Twin Pk. (regular prices) get $2 ECB Limit 3

Crest Spinbrush $5.99 get $2 ECB Limit 1
Crest SpinBrush, any $1 (2-28-09) SS 12/7/08

CVS Stop Smoking Aid nicotine gum 100-110 ct., patch 14 ct. or lozenges 72 ct. (prices start at $32.99) get $10 ECB Limit 1

Dove Soap 2pk $2.49 get $1 ECB Limit 5

Dove Beauty Bar Soap, Any 6-Pack + - 10-12-08 RP $1.00/1 12/31/2008
Dove Face care product - 11-02-08 RP $1.00/1 1/25/2009

General Mills buy $20 get $10 ECB Limit 1
Folgers Coffee 33.9oz 10.00
General Mills Cereal, cereal bars 5-6 ct. or granola bars 6-12 ct. 3/10.00
General Mills Cereal, $1 peelie found at various stores

Gillette Mens or Womens Razors (prices start at $5.99) Spend $15.00 get $5 ECB Limit 1
** NOTE THIS IS A MONTHLY DEAL!! If you did this deal any previous week this month you will not get the ECBs again **
The limit reset for the week of 12/7 so its possible it will reset for this week as well

Loreal Beauty Tubes Mascara $8.99 get $2 ECB Limit 2
LOreal Lipcolour, any $1 (1-25-09) V 11/2/08

Dove Candy Buy $20 get $5 ECB Limit 1
Dove Holiday chocolate 8.5-10.5 oz. 2/$6
Dove Bars 2/$4.00
$1.00 any 1 Dove Large Chocolate Bar (exp 12/31/08) Manf Coupon From Beauty Book with America Ferrera on the cover
Dove Pouches 4.5-5.8 oz 2/$5.00

Norelco Body Groomer, Reflex + Razor $34.99 get $5 ECB Limit 1

Pure Black Rice Skin Care (prices start at $9.99) get $5 ECB Limit 1

Schick Quattro Mens Razor $7.99 get $3 ECB Limit 1

ST. Ives body moisturizer 18 oz. $5.00 each, buy $10 get $5 ECB Limit 1

Excedrin 20-250 ct. (prices start at $3.99) Buy $20 get $10 ECB Limit 1
Excedrin Back & Body/Pm, Any 24 Ct. + - 10-19-08 SS $2.00/1 1/31/2009
Excedrin, Any 80 Ct + - 10-19-08 SS $2.00/1 1/31/2009

ThermaCare pain relief heat wraps 2-3 ct. Buy 2/$11.98 get $5.99 ECB Limit 1
Thermacare heat wraps (excluding trial size) - 11-30-08 PG $1.00/1 12/31/2008

Bausch & Lomb ReNu MultiPlus Twin pk. 24 oz total $12.99 get $3 ECB Limit 1

Thanks The Good Deal Gal

Free Entertainment Book @ Cashbaq

A big THANKS to Money Saving Methods for passing this along! Here’s how to get your free book:

  • Sign up for Cashbaq and earn $5 just for signing up!!
  • Click the Entertainment link and buy book for $15 ($10 off).
  • Receive $10 Cash Back from Cashbaq for each book (receive it in approx. 4 wks)
You get your first book free and each additional book for $5. These make great gifts - make sure you buy the correct area!

I got mine!! Free is good!! =)

Double Coke Points Day - Wed. 12/17

Celebrate the season with family, friends and Coca-Cola Classic. Tis the season for Double Points from My Coke Rewards. Purchase and enter 12-pack codes from select participating brands on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 and get double points.

Double points for Coca-Cola Classic®, Vanilla Coke®, Cherry Coke® and Caffeine Free Coca-Cola Classic® 12-packs will be active on Wednesday, December 17 from 12:01 am ET to 11:59 pm ET.
*** I just noticed... no Diet??

Win $20 & Free Shipping from Bitsy Bows!!

It's time for a new giveaway!! This time Bitsy Bows was kind enough to donate a gift certificate good for $20 off ANYTHING in her store AND FREE SHIPPING!! How awesome is this?! Look at some of the gorgeous hair bows she makes!! Your little girl will get lots of attention!!

6 Ways To Enter...Leave Comments for All the Ones You Do:

1) Visit Bitsy Bows, then come back here and leave a comment as to what your favorite item in her store is ... be sure & leave your e-mail too!!

2) Become a subscriber to my Daily eNewsletter by signing up on the right. If you are already a subscriber, just LMK...

3) Grab my Button (on the right) and add it to your site then leave a comment with the link to the page it's on.

4) Blog about this Giveaway and leave a comment with the link directly to that blog post.

5) Become a "Follower" (see the right column).

6) Add "Savings Chatter" to your Technorati Favorites.

DEADLINE: 12/30/08 @ 11:59pm (PST) I'll use to choose a winner & post the winner on 12/31/08 - GOOD LUCK!!

Sign Up for JCPenney Rewards

Have you signed up for the JCPenney Rewards yet? Yes, it's another Rewards Club, but you don't have to carry a special card... just sign up and "register" any credit/debit card that you use when you shop at JCPenney. When you spend $125, your earn a $10 off coupon for JCPenney!! It all adds up!! Sign up now, before you forget!!

$10 off Entertainment Books at Barnes & Noble

Save $10 off your local Entertainment books when you buy from Barnes & Noble!!

To Print Store Coupon, Click HERE

To Order Online, Click HERE

Handstamped Silver Pendant Winner!!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-12-15 14:41:04 UTC

Let's see who # 76 is..... One Frugal Lady from Texas!!


PETCO - Save $5 off $25 In-Store Coupon

PETCO - Save $5 off $25 In-Store Coupon - Click HERE

Sunday, December 14, 2008

LiveLaughLove Plaque for $4.99!!

I went to Moms Night Out with a group of friends on Friday night. We had a gift exchange "with stealing". One of the moms brought a shelf-plaque that looked like the one above. I liked it so I "stole" it from a mom who got it. Well, a couple minutes later, someone else stole it from me!! LOL. Needless to say, I did NOT end up with it (but I did end up with a $10 Starbucks gift card & Starbucks chocolate!!). But I found out who brought it and asked her where she got it... JCPenney!! SCORE!! I knew I had a $10 off $10+ store coupon that came in the mail last week. So on Saturday morning, I high-tailed it over to the mall. It was regularly $29.99, on sale 50% off for $14.99!! Whoo Hoo.. then I used my $10 off coupon = $4.99 - YIPPEE!! Merry Christmas to me!! It's currently sitting on my TV =)

FREE $20 GIFT CARD at Simi Valley Town Center Mall

Do you live near Simi Valley, CA?

Buy a $100 Simi Valley Town Center mall gift card this Thursday, Dec. 18, and you will get an additional $20 gift card. The card can be used at any stores within the mall, including Macy's.

You must purchase the card on Thursday but you can spend it anytime after that. The card costs $100 to buy and if you do not spend all the money by the 13th month, the mall deducts $2 per month as a maintenance fee.

To get the deal go to guest services, which is located in the center court of the mall near Ann Taylor Loft, Abercrombie & Fitch and the elevator. The counter is open from 10 am to 9 pm on Thursday.

The mall is at 1555 Simi Town Center Way. (805) 581-1430.

Monday's Toys R Us Coupons

3 more pages of Toys R Us coupons
for Monday, December 15th ONLY!!

For Monday's Coupons, CLICK HERE

CVS - 12/14

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste is $2.99 with $2 ECBS back, limit 2. There was either a .75 or $1.00 off coupon in last week's paper 12/7.

Pepsi or Dr. Pepper 12pks are 4 for $13, and you get $3.00 ECBs back when you buy 4. That makes them $2.50/pk. Limit 1 on this deal.

Holiday M&Ms are $1.88/bag. We're running through these as the big incentive for potty training right now. I'll use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 12/7 paper and pick up two more of those.

All Maybelline Face, Eye, Lip or Nail Color is BOGO with prices starting at $3.39. If you haven't used your $4.00 off Maybelline New York Lip coupon from the 12/7 paper, use it during a BOGO sale to get two items for very low out-of-pocket cost. You may also have the $3.00 off Mineral Power Liquid Foundation coupon from the 11/9 paper. With two of those, you'd get a good deal.

St. Ives Body Moisturizer Lotion is $5, and you get $5 ECBs back when you buy two, limit 1. You'll get two big bottles of lotion for $5 after ECBs.

Olay Regenerist Moisturizers and Cleansers are on sale for $17.99, and there is a $5.00 off coupon in today's P&G Brandsaver insert. Plus, you can submit this rebate form and receive a $15 Gift Card by mail.

Crest SpinBrush or 2ct. Refills is $5.99 with $2 ECBs back, limit 1. There was a coupon for $1.00 off in the 12/7 paper.

Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System is $14.99 with $5 ECBs back, limit 1. If you have the coupon from the 10/26 paper, which the cashier will have to reduce to $14.99, you'll get the monitor free and still earn the ECBs.

Pantene Pro-V 25.4oz (large size) is $5.99 with $2 ECBs back, limit 5. There is a coupon for $2.00 off in today's P&G Brandsaver insert.

Right Guard Sport, Xtreme, Soft & Dri, or Dry Idea Deodorant is $2.99 with $2.00 ECBs back, limit 5. There aren't currently any coupons out, but .99 each is good if you use these brands.

Sunday and Monday only:
  • Nova Max Blood Glucose Monitoring System is $9.99 with $9.99 ECBs back, so FREE after ECBs, limit 1.
  • EARinse Seawater Rinse 1oz. is $9.99 with $9.99 ECBs back, limit 1. FREE after ECBs.
  • Sleep MD 10ct. is $7.99 with $7.99 ECBs back, limit 1. FREE after ECBs.

Monday Last Day - Macy's Friends & Family Sale: 20% Off

Monday is the last day to get in on the Friends and Family 20% off "employee discount"!!
Expires: Monday, December 15th.

Download the Macy's Friends and Family Coupon

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunday's Toys R Us Coupons

There's still more time!!!

For Sunday's Coupons, CLICK HERE

Join the Chicago White Sox Kids Club

Slugger memberships – Free!
Sluggers receive:
  • Official Membership Certificate
  • Official Welcome Post Card from Manager Ozzie Guillen
  • A set of six baseball cards featuring current White Sox Players
  • White Sox Temporary Tattoos
  • White Sox Kids Club Poster
  • Two ticket coupons redeemable for Upper Reserved seat tickets to Regular-priced games (this excludes Prime, Premier and Sox/Cubs games during the 2009 season)
**Please note each household will be limited to five Slugger Memberships. If your household consists of more then five children eligible for the White Sox Kids Club, call 312-674-5504 to register for additional memberships.

It's Time To Start Tracking Santa!!

All the preparations for this year are in place! Return on Christmas Eve to track St. Nick on his magical flight around the world!

Until then, come back each day to receive updates from the North Pole and to discover new surprises in the Kids' Countdown.

Free Journal By Mail

Click on the Green "Make Your Own Fresh Start" Banner above!!
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Free One Year Subscription to FORBES Magazine

Yes, an entire year of FORBES for free!!
Get it for you or a family member!!

What Do you Do With Your Old Magazines?

I recycle my old magazines by taking them to the local hospital. About every 3 months, I gather them all up and use a Sharpie to black out my name & address or I pull the NAZ labels off the cover. I usually end up with 3-4 brown paper bags full of magazines and drop them off with the volunteers to pass out around the hospital. No one likes reading year-old magazines!!

Giveaway Deadline - Sunday for Silver Pendant

Have you entered yet?? The deadline is drawing near!!

You could win a beautiful handstamped personalized silver pendant was donated by
The Dazzling Diva

Isn't it beautiful?!

If you haven't entered yet. tomorrow is the last day to enter!!
Go HERE to read how to enter!!
DEADLINE: Sunday 12/14/08 @ 11:59PM (PST)