Thursday, September 30, 2010

Only $19.95 For Gevalia Coffee Bundle- 4 Coffees, Mug, & Coffeemaker

What a great deal!  You get 4 -1/2 lbs.packages of coffee, a stainless steel mug, and the coffee maker for only $19.95 (approx. retail value of $130).  If you are thinking Christmas right now this would make a great gift for the coffee lover in your life (or yourself). =0)  To get this offer you do have to join their coffee club but you can cancel at anytime.  I have not personally done it but I have heard that it is pretty easy to do.

*The link is served by Escalate Media- I receive compensation if you take advantage of this offer at no cost to you.

End Of The Month.....Don't Forget To Print Your Coupons!

It's the end of the month which means that some of the printable coupons will be either resetting or going away and new ones will be added. Print now so you don't miss on any of the ones that you want.



First 40,000 Who Register Today Will Get A Cookie Surprise From Zone Perfect

Like Zone Perfect on Facebook and get in on their Cookie Doughlicious Surprises.  They are celebrating National Cookie Month by giving out surpises to the first 40,000 who register today (starting at 3pm EST). They will be doing this every Thursday at the same time for the month of October.  Sounds Yummy!

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Daily Coupon: $1/1 (9.9 Ounce Bag Or Bigger) Of Pretzel M&M's

Like M&M's USA on Facebook and get access to a printable coupon good for $1/1 on a 9.9 Ounce bag or larger of Pretzel M&M's.  The ones that I printed today expire 11/10.  I often see these go on sale for $2.50.

*The coupon was having issues earlier today but it seems to be working fine right now.

Congratulations To Our Giveaway Winner!!! (New Winner)

Congratulations to our New Totino's Gift Pack winner: Summer.

You should have received an email from me already with the title - *WINNER*- You just won on Affording Common Cents (Totino's Gift Pack). You have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

*HOT* Deals To Be Had At Boca Java Today Only......I Just Paid 14 Cents!!!

I love this deal!  Today only at Boca Java you can get FREE shipping in honor of National Coffee Day. Plus, here is a code cheggoff to make the deal even betterEnter the code when you are given the choice to use store credit during checkout and it basically gives you $10 off. 

I just purchased Tahitian Vanilla Chai Latte Mix - 12.0 oz and Caramel Praline Cocoa - 7.0 oz (both were also on sale) and I only paid $0.14 shipped to my door!!!  They also have some great harvest coffees ($2.95 shipped for 2 bags after the code), chai teas, cocoas, and candy.

Boca Java also has a referral program where you can earn a $10 credit when you refer someone and they sign up plus your referral also earns $10 credit.

Plus, shop through Ebates and get 5% cash back.  If you are new to Ebates you will also get a $5 sign-up bonus.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom.

Reminder: FREE Kobari Beef At Panda Express Today!

Reminder:  Today only use this coupon  to get a FREE serving of Kobari Beef at Panda Express. No purchase necessary.

*This was posted on their Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Walmart Trip......$44.89 Worth Of Groceries For $15.30

I made a trip to Walmart yesterday and took advantage of their ad matching policy and scored some great deals with coupons.  I spent only $15.30 for $44.89 worth of groceries.  I saved $29.59 just by ad matching 2 different items (Ore-Ida and Campbell's) and using coupons on everything except for 3 items!

Here is a breakdown of my trip:

10 bags of Ore-Ida hashbrowns and french fries- Reg. $2.48/each, I ad matched to Safeway's ad for $1.99/each and used 5-$3/2 coupons from the $70 Safeway coupon book = $0.49/each

2 cans of Campbell's Selects soup- Reg. $1.22/each, I ad matched to Safeway's ad for $1/each and I used a $1/2 coupon from a Sunday insert = $0.50/each

2 Meow Mix Market Selects cat foods- Reg.$0.56/each and I used a $1/2 coupon from a Sunday insert = $0.06/each

1 Yakisoba noodle dish- Reg. $0.52/each and I used a $0.50/1 coupon from a Sunday insert = $0.02

4 Packages of Planters Honey Roasted Cashews (1 is missing from the a little hungry on the way home)- on clearance for $0.60 each and I used 2 $1/1 printable coupons (no longer available) = $0.10 each

1 Goldfish Smores crackers- Reg. $1 and I used a $0.75/1 coupon found in Woman's Day magazine = $0.25

1 package of Crest flossers- Reg. $2.47 and I used a $1/1 coupon from the P&G Saver insert from the Sunday paper = $1.47

1 bag of Wonka candy- Reg. $2.97 and I used a $1.50/1 coupon from a Sunday insert = $1.47

1 Downy fabric softener- Reg. $3.97 and I used a $1.50/1 coupon from a Sunday insert = $2.47

1 package of Planter peanuts (missing from the son also got a little hungry on the way home)- on clearance for $0.48- no coupon

1 container of sour cream- Reg. $1.47- no coupon

1 Totino's Party Pizza- Reg. $1.25- no coupon

*I clip my coupons and keep them in a binder so I can't tell you what Sunday insert my coupons come from.

FREE Download Of Recipes From Gooseberry Patch

Click HERE to download two different chapters from Gooseberry Patch's cookbook, "Circle of Friends."The first chapter includes 25 recipes for mac and cheese and the second chapter includes 25 recipes for chocolate chip cookies.  Yummy!

If you have never seen a Gooseberry Patch cookbook I would highly encourage you to check them out.  They are so fun and have great recipes.  I usually buy mine at Costco (save about $7 over the list price) or I use my 40% off coupon and get one at Jo Ann's Fabrics.  I have a 1/2 of a bookcase filled with the son (the one who wants to be a chef) has requested that I leave them to him in my will.  =0)

How We Are Saving Money At Disneyland- The Rainforest Cafe

We are planning a trip to Disneyland this December so I have been looking for ways to cut down on the cost.  Eating out while you are traveling can take a big chunk of change!   We normally only eat breakfast and a late lunch/early dinner plus snacks when we are traveling (too busy having fun) which can help cut down on your food budget. Some places are actually cheaper to eat lunch at than dinner so if you can, hit those restaurants at lunch time.  As we get ready for our trip, I will be sharing my secrets and tips on how to save money when you are on vacation!

Thanks to my sister I found out that in Disneyland's vicinity is a Rainforest Cafe.  I heard that this is a fun place to eat and shop so of course I want to go there.  Being frugal though I had to figure out how to do it without breaking the bank.

Here is how we will be eating there as a family of 5:

I turned in my points from Mypoints (a reward program for shopping, taking surveys, and reading emails, plus I earn points for submitting Buzz Reports through BzzAgent) and I received a $50 gift card to the Rainforest Cafe (and family of restaurants) for FREE!!!!

I know that a $50 gift card is not going to cover an entire meal for a family of 5 so I looked for other ways to save.  I checked out Rainforest Cafe's website and I discovered that they have a kid's reward program.  There are 4 different reward certificates that you can print out and have your kids complete.  Bring those certificates in with you and your child can get a kid's meal for only $0.99!!! Kid's meals run from $5.99 to $6.99 so that is a big savings, especially if you have a few kids. =0)  These are valid for kids 10 or younger with a purchase of an adult entree and are limited to 2 per table.  Which works for me because I have two kids 10 or younger.  I also have a kid who is 11. ......maybe we will share a meal.  That's another idea.  I can never seem to eat an entire meal myself- it just seems that most restaurants serve huge meals and I am usually full after the salad! =0)

If you live near a Rainforest Cafe, you can also sign up for the Safari Club and save even more.  Plus, you get a $10 reward for just signing up.  Too bad you can't do it online. =0(

Do you have any tips?  I would love to hear them.

Check out this other post on Disneyland:
Our Trip To Disneyland In December

Enter Walgreen's Instant Win Game- "Get In The Spirit Of Savings"

halloweenwalgreens Walgeens: Halloween Instant Win   $25, $50 or $1,000

Click HERE to enter Walgreen's instant win game- "Get in the Spirit of Savings" for a chance to instantly win a $25, $50, or $1000 Walgreen's gift card.  A total of 111 prizes will be awarded (1- $1000, 10- $50, 100-$25).  You can play once per day until 31 Oct 10.

In the mood for more instant win games?  These ones are still available:

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel's "A Million Morning Smiles."
Pillsbury's "My Sweet Sunday Moment."
Nestle's "Share The Joy Of Reading."
My Coke Rewards (no points) win a $20 Sears card or $15 Best Buy card
Nabisco's instant win game
Best Foods "Wheel of Real."

Monday, September 27, 2010

What's In Your Mailbox?

I get excited to check my mailbox now that I get the freebies and other treasures coming. Do you feel the same way?

This is what I got in my mailbox today:

$25 Albertson's gift card (won on a Facebook promo - now over)

15 Disney trading pins- not exactly a freebie but I was very excited to get them.  I purchased them on Ebay from a great seller (ordered them Friday night) for $1.10/each - compared to the millions it would cost to buy them at the Disney Store I think I got a pretty good deal! =0).......we are going to take these on our trip (along with the others I have already purchased) so that we can do some pin trading while at Disneyland.

What was in your mailbox?

Join Amazon Mom Club For FREE- Includes FREE 2-Day Shipping (3 Months Of Benefits)

Join Amazon Mom Club (you don't have to be a mom- works for parents and caregivers) for FREE and get exclusive discounts, 30% of select diapers and wipes and FREE 2-day shipping benefits with Amazon Prime (doesn't have to be on "baby items").  I like FREE shipping deals!

You automatically get 3 months for FREE and you can earn an additional month (up to a year) each time you purchase $25 of items from the baby store in a single transaction. 

Current Amazon Prime members who would like to sign up for this program are eligible for a prorated refund for the remaining unused months left on your current subscription.

This is great for the upcoming holiday season and a great way to stretch those Amazon gift cards that we are earning from Swag Bucks.

My Albertson's Trip.......$48.64 Worth Of Groceries For $8.94

I made a quick trip to Albertson's today and took advantage of their buy 10 items and get $5 off instantly.  My total before sale price and coupons was $48.64 and after the sale price and coupons my grand total was $8.94.

Here is a breakdown of my receipt:

6 Libby Vegetables- Reg. $0.99/each- on sale for $0.39/each and I used 2 $1/3 coupons from a Sunday insert (I keep my coupons in a binder so I am not sure what insert this was) = $0.34 for 6 cans of vegetables

10 Propel waters- Reg. $1.39/each- on sale for $0.79/each and I bought 10 so I saved $5 automatically = $2.90 for 10 bottles

4 Sobe drinks- Reg. $1.99/each- on sale for $1/each and part of the buy 10 save $5 = $0.50/each plus I used 2 BOGO FREE coupons (printables no longer available) which the cashier put in for $1 each = 4 FREE bottles of Sobe

3 Kid Cuisine- Reg. $2.29/each- on sale for $2 and part of the buy 10 save $5 = $1.50/each plus I used a $1/2 coupon from All You magazine = $3.50 for 3

2 Marie Calendar's Pot Pies- Reg. $4.49/each- on sale for $2 and part of the buy 10 save $5 = $1.50/each plus I used a $1/2 coupon from All You magazine = $2 for 2

1 Marie Calendar's Entree- Reg. $4.99/each- on sale for $2 and part of the buy 10 save $5 = $1.50 plus I used a $1/1 coupon from the $70 Safeway booklet = $0.50

*HOT* $70 Coupon Booklet Found In Safeway (And Affiliates) Stores

Have you found this HOT coupon booklet at your Safeway (and affiliates) store yet?  It is full of awesome coupons- most of which are manufacturer coupons that can be used anywhere.

Here is a list of the manufacturer coupons found in the booklet:

$1.00/2 Sorrento/Precious brand cheese products
$1.00/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8oz. or larger)
$1.00/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese
$1.00/2 Cool Whip Topping
$1.00/2 Jello refrigerated Mousse, Pudding or Gelatin Snacks
$1.00/2 Knudsen or Breakstones Sour Cream
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands
$1.00/1 Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree
$1.00/2 Frozen Green Giant Boxed or Fresh Steamers vegetables
$1.00/1 Yoplait Frozen Smoothie
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel
$1.00/2 Go-Gurt or Trix Multipacks
$1.00/2 Yoplait Delights Multipacks
$1.00/1 59oz Trop50
$0.75/1 Bays English Muffins
$1.00/1 Marie Callender’s Meal
$0.50/1 Healthy Choice Item
$0.50/2 Banquet Fruit Pies
$1.00/1 Banquet Chicken 24oz bag
$2.00/1 Reddi-whip and One Marie Callender’s or Claim Jumper Frozen Pie (992)
$1.00/5 Michelina’s or Michelina’s Budget frozen entrees
$1.00/1 Michael Angelo’s Single Serve
$1.00/2 New York Frozen Products
$1.00/1 Mrs. T Pierogies
$1.00/2 pints Starbucks Ice Cream
$1.00/2 Breyers Smooth & Dreamy bars or sandwiches
$1.00/5 5.8 oz Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cups
$1.00/2 Weight Watchers frozen novelties
$1.00/1 any 1 carton of Smart Balance Milk
$1.00/1 any half gallon of Silk
$1.00/5 Weight Watchers Yogurt Cups
$0.50/1 Daisy Brand Sour Cream
$5.00/5 Weight Watchers Smartones Frozen Items
$3.00/2 Ore-Ida Potato Frozen Products
$1.50/1 Ore-Ida Steam n’ Mash
$2.00/1 Van de Kamp’s or Mrs. Paul’s and any Birds Eye or C&W vegetables (992)
$0.50/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs
$1.00/2 Dannon Light & Fit 4-packs
$1.00/2 Dannon Danimals or Dan-o-nino
$0.55/1 Frigo Cheese Heads String Cheese
$1.00/1 Nestle Coffee-mate liquid creamer
$1.00/1 16 count Foster Farms Corn Dog or 6 count Great Bite Mini Chicken Cheeseburger
$1.00/1 Dovebar 3-pack Ice Cream or Dovebar Miniatures Ice Cream
$0.50/1 Lean Pockets 2-pack

There are also various store coupons in the booklet.

Reminder: Did You Get Your FREE Smucker's Uncrustables?

Did you get your Smucker's Uncrustables FREE product coupon yet?  If not, there is still time to submit an organizational tip and get rewarded with a coupon for a FREE box of Smucker's Uncrustables sandwiches.  They are giving out 400 each day until 10/13. 

Here is a list of the day and time when the giveaway opens:

Mondays 12 noon EST
Tuesdays 6 am EST
Wednesdays 4 pm EST
Thursdays 6 am EST
Fridays 12 Noon EST
Saturdays 2 pm EST
Sundays 9 pm EST

I would suggest already having your tip written so that you can just copy and paste when the giveaway goes live.

Daily Coupon: $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch

Click HERE to get a printable coupon good for $0.50/1 on a Starkist Tuna Pouch.  The regular tuna (light or regular) is usually around $1 (at Walmart and other stores ) = $0.50 each with coupon or for FREE if your store doubles.

It is hosted on their Facebook page but you don't need to "like" in order to print the coupon.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom.

Daily Freebie: FREE Share Pack of Kleenex

Send a FREE Share Pack of Kleenex to a friend or family to let them know you are thinking of them this cold and flu season.  There is a limit of one and it looks like it is valid in the US and Canada.

I sent one to my son to replace the one he had at his desk in school (everyone decided that they needed to use too).

*Currently, the site is running kind of slow.

Thanks, The Prudent Patron.

Congratulations To Our Givewaway Winner!!

Congratulations to our Totino's Gift Pack winner:  Friedli 4. 

You should have received an email from me already with the title - *WINNER*-  You just won on Affording Common Cents (Totino's Gift Pack).  You have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

It is wonderful to see all the new GFC followers- Thank you.  I hope that you stay around to see what other fun things will be popping up around here. =0)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Reminder: Our Totino's Giveaway Ends Tonight

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a Totino's gift pack.  It ends tonight and I will be drawing a winner tomorrow!  Go HERE to enter. Thank you =0)

*MyBlogSpark and General Mills provided the giveaway.  Comments on this post will not count as entries.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pillsbury's Instant Win Game- My Sweet Sunday Moment

Play Pillsbury's instant win game, My Sweet Sunday Moment, simply by voting on your favorite family.  You can instantly win Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls or a $25 Visa gift card.  You can vote once a day.

The game started on Sep. 23, 2010 and ends on Oct. 9, 2010.  There will be 34- $25 visa card winners and 425 coupon winners (FREE cinnamon rolls).

You can't win if you don't play! =0)

What's In Your Mailbox?

I get excited to check my mailbox now that I get the freebies and other treasures coming. Do you feel the same way?

This is what I got in my mailbox today:

10.3 Ounce bottle of Apple Mango Tango Gain dishwashing liquid (Facebook promo- now over)

Better Homes and Garden Magazine (FREE subscription through My Coke Rewards)

$50 Gift Card to The Rainforest Cafe- FREE from My Points (will be using at Disneyland to help cut down on the cost of food).....will do a post later about My Points- Love the program!

What was in your mailbox?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Daily Coupon: $1/1 Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese

Click HERE to get a coupon good for $1/1 on Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese.  This is should be on sale next week at Walgreen's for $1.99 = $0.99 with coupon.

*I am actually making this for dinner tonight with a bag I got for FREE from Kraft First Taste.

Thanks, The Krazy Coupon Lady.

FREE Sample Of Nature's Path Organic Granola Bars *GONE*

If you have never tried Nature's Path Organic Granola Bars, head over HERE and request a FREE sample.  Click the 3PMmmm tab and then the Hungry tab and fill out your info.  Samples should be shipped within 2 weeks.  Limited supply.

Thanks, Mojo Savings.

FREE Tub Of Kandoo Wipes To The First 10,000 Who Register *GONE*

Click HERE to register for a coupon for a FREE tub of Kandoo Wipes.  This is only available to the first 10,000 so hurry on over.  The site is running kind of slow so hang in there.  Coupon should arrive in about 2 weeks.

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Daily Freebie: Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Sample

Click HERE to get a FREE sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff shampoo.  This is hosted by Walmart.  Allow 4 weeks for delivery.

One Kings Lane- $15 Sign Up Credit = FREE Or Close To FREE Items

Have you checked out One Kings Lane yet?  One Kings Lane is a private online shopping destination. They offer their members designer home d├ęcor, furnishings, accessories, and gifts — at prices up to 70% off retail.

When you sign up you get a $15 credit which you can use towards shipping!  This could mean a FREE item if you choose something under $7.  I just purchased a set of Core Bamboo Salad Servers and I only paid $0.95 after my credit.  (They also accept Paypal for payment.)  I am so excited because I have been wanting a pair of these and I love the fact that they are made out of bamboo (a sustainable resource). 

Deals change often and sell out fast so if you see something you like I would jump on it (you can hold things in your cart for 15 minutes).  I was originally thinking a Christmas present when I went to look at the site but those salad servers kept calling to me. =0)

Kohl's- Extra 20% Off + FREE Shipping

Today (9/24) and tomorrow only you can get an extra 20% at Kohl's online with the code FORUONLY.  This code will work on sale, regular priced and clearance items.  You can also use the code SHIPFREE (exp. 9/28) to have your entire order shipped for FREE.

Don't forget to shop through Ebates and get an extra 2% cash back.  New to Ebates?  Sign up today and get a $5 bonus. =0)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hasbro Playsaver: 22 HOT Toy Coupons- Marvel, Playskool, Spiderman, Iron Man, Etc.

Playsaver has just released 22 HOT toy coupons.  These should come in handy with the Christmas season quickly approaching. 

Here is a list of the coupons available for printing:

$5.00/1 Spider-Man Triple Battle Truck
$5.00/1 Marvel Super Hero Squad Headquarters
$5.00/1 Iron Man 2 Rocket Boost Iron Man Toy
$1.00/1 Marvel Universe Action Figure
$1.00/1 Marvel Super Hero Squad Action Figure (2pk)
$1.00/1 Spider-Man Action Figure (some exclusions)
$5.00/1 Iron Man 2 Helmet
$5.00/1 Iron Man 2 R/C Iron Man
$5.00/1 Iron Man 2 Rolling Battle Headquarters Vehicle
$5/$20 Purchase of Tonka Mod Machines System
$5.00/1 Playskool Weebles Treehouse
$5.00/1 Playskool Sit N’ Spin
$5.00/1 Playskool Explore ‘N Grow Musical Gear Center
$5.00/1 Playskool Busy Ball Popper
$2.00/1 Playskool Lullaby Glowworm
$2.00/1 Playskool Weebles 2pk Figures
$2.00/1 Playskool Mr. Potato Head Classic
$5/$25 Purchase of Chuck & Friends
$2.00/1 Playschool Wheel Pals Mini 4pk
$2.00/1 Playschool Wheel Pals Playset
$5.00/1 My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Plane or Mommy & Pony Vehicle
$1.00/1 Iron Man Action Figure (some exclusions)

Thanks, Coupon Katrina.

Become an Arizona Tea Ambassador

Do you love Arizona Tea?  If so here is a great opportunity to share that and become an Arizona Tea Ambassador.  Ambassadors can receive exclusive items and discounts. 

Thanks, Mojosavings.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Facebook: FREE Kobari Beef From Panda Express

Panda Express has just released a coupon good for a FREE serving of their new Kobari Beef on Facebook.  The coupon is available to print now but is only good on Sept. 29th and at participating restaurants.  I would call ahead to make sure that your local restaurant is participating.

Facebook: Sutter Home FREE "Night Of Hope" Kit

Sutter Home has teamed up with Colavita to promote breast cancer awareness with the promotion, "Night of Hope."  Simply "Like"  Sutter Home on Facebook and request a Night of Hope kit which will include:  Sutter Home for Hope pink Chico Bag, pink ribbon bracelets, pink corkscrew, wine tasting skirts, recipes and more!  After you fill out your info, it will ask you to invite your Facebook friends which you can skip if you want.   

It is only available in the US except for CA.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery and while supplies last.

Thanks, Hip2Save.

What's In Your Mailbox?

I get excited to check my mailbox now that I get the freebies and other treasures coming. Do you feel the same way?

This is what I got in my mailbox today:

Coupon for a FREE package of M&M's

John Frieda Sheer Blonde samples & $1 coupon

Downy sample from Vocalpoint with some high value coupons

FREE AC adapter that the Fed Ex man delivered today

What was in your mailbox?

I just saved $60

My laptop and I have an almost intimate relationship....I think that my husband gets a little jealous sometimes.  It's kind of his fault though because he is the one who got it for me last Christmas.  Having said this, I was heart broken when my ac adapter (my computer's lifeline) decided to walk out of the relationship and not be a part of the equation anymore.  I kept plugging it in and it just wouldn't give my computer any love.

Being the hero that my husband is, he decided to look online about purchasing a new one and that's when we found out that they are apparently made out of gold because HP wanted $60 for a new one and that was even after an instant rebate.  I was too scared to see what shipping cost.  In my dispair I turned over my computer (not really sure why) but then I found the three most wonderful words in the tiniest print, "Warranty:  1 year."

To make it even better, HP has a 24 hour customer service access online and that night (OK it was really more like 1 o'clock that morning) we talked to a really nice guy who sent us a new ac adapter.....FREE of charge.  That was Tuesday morning and a day later on Wednesday morning (today) the Fed Ex man delivered my little gem.

Thank you HP.  Thank you Fed Ex man.  And thank you my true love, my laptop.....I mean my husband. =0)

*Moral of the story:  When something breaks don't be afraid to see if it is still under warranty.  It could save you some money.

FREE Root Beer Float From A & W

Click HERE to get a printable coupon good for a FREE root beer float at A & W.  This coupon will only be available to print today and while supplies last.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom.

*HOT* Groupon Deals Available For Everyone!- The Nutty Guys,, Fandango

There are some HOT deals available on Groupon today that anyone can get (you don't need to be close to the city they are advertised on because you can use them online!). 

New to Groupon?  It is a site that works on the collective buying principal.....they get huge discounts by promising business so many customers.  For example, on today's deal they "promised" The Nutty Guys that they could get 10 people (I am using Spokane as my city) to purchase the "groupon."  Once the purchasing power reaches that 10 threshold then everyone who wants to purchase it will get it.  If It doesn't reach 10 then no one can get it.  (You will not be charged unless the threshold is met.....which it has been met for these deals). The deals change daily and are only available for that day. 

Here are some of the HOT deals that anyone can get (click on the "visit more cities" located at the top of Groupon's page):

Spokane- $10 for $25 worth of nuts, dried fruit, and more from The Nutty Guys (I am getting ready to order from here myself - the kids are going to put together little baggies of trail mix for snacks)

Fine Print for this deal:  Expires Mar 23, 2011.  Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Must use in 1 order. Tax and shipping not included. Not valid with other offers. Redeemable starting 9/23 at noon.

North Jersey- $10 for $20 worth of everyday essentials at

Fine Print for this deal:  Expires Dec 23, 2010.  Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must use in 1 order. Only valid at Not valid at 1–2 day shipping included.

Salt Lake City- $20 for 4 movie tickets from Weekly Cinema ($56 value)

Fine Print for this deal:  Expires Dec 23, 2010.  Must redeem Groupon at by 12/23/10. Tickets must be redeemed via Fandango or within 90 days of Groupon redemption. No cash value. No cash back. Not valid with other offers.

Boise-  $20 for $40 worth of Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Brownie Gifts from Fairytale Brownies

Fine Print for this deal:  Expires Mar 23, 2011.  Limit 1 per person. Online and phone orders only. Registration required. Not valid other offers. Shipping may be included.

*I think that I might get one of the ones.  When I go to redeem it I'll go through Ebates and get 1- 5.5% back.  I will also google coupon codes for to see if I can't stretch this deal even farther. =0)  The code SOAPSPLASH will get you 15% off if it is your first time ordering from them.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Great Freebie For A Friend......Chocolate!!!

Click HERE to send an "I care" message (help raise awareness for early detection of cancer) to a friend and they will receive an email with a link to get a FREE Luxe Milk Chocolate product coupon from Ghirardelli.  There is a limited supply and when those run out Ghirardelli may replace the FREE coupon with another offer.

Valid in the US only. The coupon should arrive in 8-12 weeks.  Make sure your friend checks the junk file on the email (that is where I found mine). 

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Daily Coupon: $1/1 Double Stuf Heads or Tails Oreos

Click HERE to play Double Stuf Oreo's Heads or Tails game on Facebook and you will be able to print a coupon good for $1/1 on Double Stuf Oreo Heads or Tails variety.  You will have to "like"  Oreos in order to play. 

Open to US residents 18 or older.  Ends Oct 31st.  400,000 coupons available to print.

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Daily Freebie: FREE Sample Of Crest Pro Health For Me Toothpaste

Click HERE to get a FREE sample of Crest Pro Health For Me toothpaste (designed for tweens) from Vocalpoint.  You must be a member of Vocalpoint to receive this sample (easy as just signing up).  Vocalpoint is a great program that often puts out great freebies (sometimes even full size ones).  I have been a member for awhile and I love it. 

While supplies last.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. This offer is not available in Syracuse, Buffalo and Indianapolis.

10 High Value Kraft Coupons- Hurry & Print!!

Kraft just released 10 high value coupons.  I would hurry and print these ones before they are gone.  You will have to sign in to print.  Here is a list of the coupons available:

* $1/1 ANY Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs Product
* $1/1 ANY Boca Product
* $1/1 ANY Kraft 2% Milk Cheese Product
* $1/1 ANY Breakstone’s 2% or Fat Free Cottage Cheese Product
* $1/1 ANY Kraft Light or Fat Free Salad Dressing
* $1/1 ANY Maxwell House Product
* $1/1 ANY Planters Product
* $1/1 ANY Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Product
* $1/1 ANY Crystal Light Product
* $1/1 ANY Sugar Free Jell-O Ready-to-Eat Product

There seems to be no size or flavor restrictions so this could make for some FREE products such as the Planters one where you can find the snack size nuts for under $1.  Coupons expire 30 days from print....plenty of time to match up with a good deal!

Thanks, Mojo Savings.

Monday, September 20, 2010

What's In Your Mailbox?

I get excited to check my mailbox now that I get the freebies and other treasures coming. Do you feel the same way?

This is what I got in my mailbox today:

Eucerin lotion sample

Teeccino Herbal Coffee sample

Women's Day Magazine (FREE subscription)

Cosmo Magazine (FREE subscription)

Everyday Food Magazine (FREE subscription)

What was in your mailbox?

A Fun Teacher Freebie For The Class

Teachers (or nurses) can request 4 packages of 8 Icky Bands (32 total) for FREE.  The bands are to help remind kids to wash and dry their hands to help stop the spread of germs.  The promotion is offered by The Art of Washing Hands and Georgia Pacific.  Available for US residents only while supplies last.  Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Thanks, The Prudent Patron.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our Star Wars The Clone Wars Houseparty

We just recently hosted a Star Wars The Clone Wars Houseparty and had a blast.  We received the following Clone Wars items from Houseparty to help host this party (at no cost to us):

10 Action Figures (currently on Rollback at Walmart for $6.97each)
1 Game Play Mat
10 Codes to Play the Game Online for FREE for 3 Months
10 Sheet of Tattoos
10 $1/1 Coupons for the Action Figures
1 DVD of Behind the Scenes and Sneak Peek at the New Season

I have found that to throw a great party you don't need to spend a lot of money on decorations or put out 10 different kinds of food.  Keep it simple and everyone including the host will have fun! 

For the party, we decided to do a bbq and made "Death Star" Cheeseburgers, Yoda Soda (7up and lime sherbet), and Star Wing Fighters (Doritos).  As a treat, we also made pretzel "lightsabers."

Here is a breakdown of what we spent ourselves on the party:

$14.97 on hamburger and $3.47 on buns (purchased at Costco)
Cheese- FREE from a recent sale and coupon combo at Albertsons
Lettuce- $1.67 for a head
Tomatoes- $0.65 (purchased at Walmart and ad matched to another store that had them cheaper)
Condiments - out of the fridge (no extra cost)

Yoda Soda-
2- 2ltr.  7up on sale at Safeway (ad matched at Walmart) $0.77/each
Lime Sherbet- $2.47

FREE with coupon when I purchased FREE hot dogs a couple of weeks ago

$2.49 for Pretzel sticks
$1.99 for the candy melts (purchased at Michael's and used 50% off coupon)

Extra expenses:  We also purchased 12 Star Wars The Clone Wars puzzles on clearance for a total of $3 to add to the gift bags and the gift bags for $1.50.  To eat with, we purchased cups for $1.25 (on clearance and with coupon) and plates for $1.50.

Total we spent on this party:  $36.50  which fed 13 people and provided 2 hours of entertainment for my kids and their friends (plus gift bags to take home).