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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Free Tax Filing!

Both H&R Block and Turbo Tax are offering free online editions for you to file your taxes.You can prepare, print and eFile for free.

CVS Pampers deal

I've been working on this diaper deal all morning!

CVS deal starting 3/13: Get $10 ECBs wyb $25 worth of select baby items (Limit 1)

Buy 1:
–Pampers Baby Dry, Swaddlers or Cruisers Diapers (48-96 ct.), $20
$2/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 3-31-11 (P&G 02/27/11)
$2.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 3-31-11 (P&G 02/27/11)

Buy 1:–Pampers Natural Stages Drinking Cup, Pacifier (2 ct.) or 9 oz Bottle (1ct.), $5
Buy 2:
–Gerber Baby Product, $2/$5

Total after Pampers coupon $22.50
Get back $10 in ECB
Like paying $12.50 for 1 package of diapers and 2 Gerber Baby products or Pampers products

Tidy Tip: Cleaning the Microwave

I always say you can tell how clean someones house is by looking in their microwave!

So this is my favorite trick for cleaning the microwave, I know there are tons of products you can use but I don't like the idea of those chemicals being so close to my food so here is what I do:

I take a wash cloth and dampen it- ringing out as much water as possible.
Then I put it in the microwave for 45-60seconds
The steam coming off of the wash cloth loosens the dirt in the microwave.
Then I use the damp steaming cloth to wipe down all the microwave surfaces.
Finally I have a sparkling clean microwave in less than 2mins, with no effort!

Social Saturday: Retail Coupons

Make sure you check these before you head out shopping this weekend, a great way to save money is by stretching it!

  • Banana Republic Factory Outlet - 30% off purchase Valid 3/17 – 3/20

  • Bath & Body Works - Free Lip item with any full size purchase of True Blue Spa Treatment Exp 3/14

  • Carter’s - $5 Flip Flops Exp 3/13

  • Children’s Place - 15% off purchase Exp 3/17

  • Gap - 30% off purchase Valid 3/17 – 3/20

  • Gap Outlet - 30% off purchase Valid 3/17 – 3/20

  • Kirkland’s - 20% off one item Exp 3/14

  • Macy’s - 10% -15% off purchase Exp 3/13

  • Old Navy - 30% off purchase Valid 3/17 – 3/20

  • Party City - $10 off $50 Exp 3/20

  • Yankee Candle - BOGO Free Large Jar or Tumbler Exp 3/13

  • Yankee Candle - $10 off $25 Exp 3/20

  • Thanks Mojo

    Free Clean and Clear text offer

    jj 1957 1z Free Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash

    Text message: BODY to 467467 on your cell phone and get a FREE Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash

    *I love these text offers that come along! I've gotten coupons for free bottles of Herbal Essences and more! :)

    CVS deals for the week of 3/13

    Barbara from ClipperGirl's Saving Spot has this weeks CVS deals, my favorite are listed below:

    Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough Trial Size (1 pk.), $0.99
    Get $0.99 ECBs (Limit 1)$2/1 Theraflu Product printable
    Better than FREE after coupon and ECBs

    Crest or Oral-B Pro Health Complete Rinse (16.9 oz.), Clinical Gum Toothpaste (4 oz.) or Glide Clinical Protection Floss (38.2 yd), $3.49
    Get $2.50 ECBs (Limit 2)

    $1/1 Crest or Liquid Gel, exp. 3-31-11 (P&G 02/27/11)
    $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 3-31-11 (P&G 02/27/11)
    $1/1 Crest Premium Paste, exp. 3-31-11 (Blinkie)
    $0.75/1 Oral-B Floss or Floss Picks, exp. 3-31 (P&G 02/27/11)
    As low as FREE after coupon and ECBs

    Irish Spring Deodorant (2.7 – 3 oz.) or Body Wash (15-18 oz.), $2.99
    Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)

    $1/1 Irish Spring Deodorant printable
    $1/1 Irish Spring Deodorant, (SS 3/13/11)
    $0.50/1 Irish Spring Body Wash or Two Irish Spring MultiBar (3+ pks.), (SS 3/13/11)
    As low as FREE after coupon and ECBs

    Select Baby Products
    Get $10 ECBs wyb $25 (Limit 1)
    –Pampers Baby Dry, Swaddlers or Cruisers Diapers (48-96 ct.), $20$2/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 3-31-11 (P&G 02/27/11)
    $2.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 3-31-11 (P&G 02/27/11)
    –Pampers Natural Stages Drinking Cup, Pacifier (2 ct.) or 9 oz Bottle (1ct.), $5
    –Advil (40-50 ct.), PM (16-20 ct.), Children’s Advil (4 oz.) or Drop (0.5 oz.), $4.50

    $1/1 Advil, Children’s or Infants, exp. 3-31-11 (RP 01/30/11)
    $1/1 Advil Product, exp. 3-31-11 (RP 01/30/11)
    $1/1 Advil PM, exp. 4-3-11 (RP 01/30/11)
    –Gerber Baby Product, $2/$5

    Buy (2) Herbal Essences Shampoo at 2/$5.97
    Get $2 ECBs wyb 2 (Limit 1)
    Use (1) $1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product, exp. 4-30 (P&G Book)
    Use (1)$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product, exp. 6-30 (P&G Book)
    $0.98 each wyb 2 after coupons and ECBs

    Purex ( 3-in-1 20 ct., Crystals Softener 32 loads, Ultra Concentrate Liquid Detergent 24-32 loads ), $3.99
    $1/1 Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets printable
    $1/1 Purex Complete Crystals Softener printable
    $1/1 Purex Detergent or Laundry Sheets, exp. 5-7 (RP 03/13/11)
    $2/1 Purex Complete Crystals Softener, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 03/13/11)
    $3/1 Select Purex Products, exp. 3-19 (RP 02/20/11)
    As low as $0.99 each after coupon

    15 Piece KitchenAid Tool set for $33.95 shipped- worth $169

    Go here to check out this deal!

    The set includes:nylon slotted turner, nylon basting spoon, nylon slotted spoon, nylon ladle, silicone spoon spatula, silicone scraper spatula, silicone mixer spatula, basting brush, utility tongs, utility whisk, Euro peeler, pizza wheel, ice cream scoop, can opener, and shears.

    * This is a great deal and would make a great gift for:
    - Bridal Showers
    -House Warming Present
    -Mothers Day Present
    -Birthday Presents

    Rite Aid Deals for the week of 3/13!

    riteaid Rite Aid Deals Week of 3/13

    Ohhh how I love Rite Aid :)

    Frugal Day has the Rite Aid deals this week. My favorite ones are below!

    Motrin IB PM 40 ct. $3
    Get $1 in +UP Rewards
    Use: $2/1 Motrin PM, exp. 5-15-11 (SS 03/13/11)
    Use: $6/2 Zyrtec, Pepcid, Motrin or Precise, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
    PLUS Use: $1/1 Motrin PM RA printable
    Final price: FREE plus overage after coupons and +UP

    Nivea Lip Care .17 oz. $1
    Use: $2/2 Nivea Lip Care Products printable
    Final price: 2 for FREE after coupon

    Purex Fabric Softening Crystals 28 oz. $3.99
    Get $1 in +UP Rewards
    Use: $2/1 Purex Complete Crystals Softener, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 03/13/11)
    Plus Use: $1/1 Purex Crystal Beads RA printable
    Final price: FREE after coupon and +UP

    RoC, Aveno, or Clean & Clear Buy $15
    Get $5 in +UP Rewards
    RoC $3 Off In-Ad Coupon
    Use: $3/1 RoC Product printable

    Tuna Coupon

    Go here to print a coupon for $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna pouch.

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    BOGO Pepsi Coupon

    Go to the Pepsi Facebook page to print a coupon for Buy 1 Pepsi Throwback get one Free coupon!

    Thanks Passion for Savings

    70% off Lighting at Home Depot home page

    Go here to shop for Home Depot Lighting and use Code:PRE70 at checkout to save 70%!

    Thanks Frugallivingandhavingfun

    Free Orbit Gum coupon in OK Magazine

    If you get OK Magazine- like I do- make sure you look for the Orbit coupon for a free pack of gum.

    Gevalia coffee maker and coffee for $14.95 Shipped

    I figured I would share this deal with you because I did it myself about 2 years ago. I love my coffee maker, it is gorgeous, super easy to use and has a fantastic price! A similar one sells on Amazon for $73!
    So here is the deal:
    Go here to sign up on Gevalia
    Picked out which 2 coffees or teas you would like
    Then pick out which coffee maker you want, it will be stainless steel you pick out if you want the trim to be black or white.
    Then fill out your shipping information.
    You will be enrolled to get coffee or tea sent to you monthly- you can cancel that and keep your coffee maker.

    Mega SwagBucks Friday

    Today is Friday which means, in theory, you should be getting higher amounts of Swagbucks when you search using their search engine...

    If you don't know what Swagbucks are yet check this out:

    For every few internet searches you do, daily polls, surveys, print coupons and more you will win Swagbucks which can be cashed in for prizes:

    450 swagbucks will get you $5 giftcode to this will take roughly a month or less depending on how often you search, that could mean $60 each year for searching the internet!

    If you haven't yet, sign up here, and make swagbucks your homepage so you remember to use it to search!

    Foodie Friday-Restaurant Deals

    Little Caesars
    • Crazy Combo for only $1.99
    • Click HERE to print the coupon (Exp. 3/31/11)
    • Find a location near you HERE
    • 20% off your entire order
    • Click HERE to print the coupon (exp. 3/19/11)
    • Find a location near you HERE
    TGI Friday’s
    • 25% off your entire food purchase
    • Click HERE for coupon
    • coupon expires 3/21/11
    Thanks, Smart Couponing

    Amazon KitchenAid Mixer- $162.04

    KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, White

    Check out this deal on Amazon- a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for $206.99, plus it comes with a $30 mail in rebate, and a year of Martha Stewart Magazine or a refund of $14.95. So in all you'll be paying $162.04!

    Thanks, All Those Things I Love

    Foodie Friday: My best cooking tips

    I like to cook, I do not do it enough because it's just me but when I have someone coming over for dinner I go all out!

    Here are a few of my best tips:
    1. Do not wash your mushrooms under running water- it will make them taste like water, pointless! Instead use a damp cloth to wipe off any dirt.
    2. Use Extra Large Eggs when baking- I don't know why, but it makes a huge difference- trust me!
    3. Salt your Pasta Water with SeaSalt- less sodium than table salt with a lot more flavor.
    4. If you buy cheap cuts of meat to save money- cook them in a slow cooker, it will make them taste like you spent a lot of money on it.
    5.When Roasting anything in the oven, make sure the pan is not too big-otherwise you will burn the veggies or the meat.

    Anyone have any other tips? I will pick a comment using and give that person a $5 gift code!

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    This weeks trip to Rite Aid

    This week I had a great trip to Rite Aid!
    Going in I had $6 in Up+ Rewards and a $3 off $15 purchase from doing the survey that was on the bottom of my receipt.

    I bought:
    1 Gallon of milk $2.69
    1 Veet Hair removal cream $5.99
    1 ThermaCare heat pad $3.99
    1 Curel Mosturizer $4.99
    1 Biore Cleanser $6
    1 Biore Pore Remover $6
    2 Airwick aerosols B1G1 $1.49

    I used
    $3 off $15 purchase
    $6 in Up+ Rewards
    $3.99 of ThermaCare coupon from the Rite Aid circular
    $3 off Veet coupon
    $3 off Veet coupon from Rite Aid circular
    B1G1 free Airwick coupon from 3/6 Smart Source took off $1.39
    $1 off Curel from 3/6 Smart Source
    B1G1 coupon for Biore Products from 3/6 Smart Source( took off $7.99)

    Total Coupons used $29.37
    Total out of pocket $2.66
    Total new Up+Rewards $5

    Now as it stands after 7 weeks of Rite Aid shopping:
    Total amount of products bought=$204.63
    Total amount out of pocket=$29.05
    Total amount of Up rewards=$47
    Total Up rewards for next week=$5

    Gymboree 30% off+ Sale

    Gymboree Fill-a-bag

    Gymboree is having its  Fill-A-Bag Sale -  get 30% off everything!  It includes both new arrivals and clearance.  The additional 30% will be taken off at registers. Plus if you have any coupons, you can use those as well.

    You also earn $25 Gymbucks for every $50 you spend through 4/3/11. Then you can spend the Gymbucks from 4/7 – 4/17/11.

    Thanks Lynn

    25% off TGI Fridays

    TGI Fridays coupon

    TGI Fridays has a 25% off your table’s entire TGIF food purchase coupon.  It is valid through 3/21/11.

    Thanks Maven

    Join Dunkin Donuts Perks

    Go here to join Dunkin Donuts Perks Club!

    Heres why:
    You get a free medium beverage just for signing up
    Plus another free medium beverage on your birthday.
    You'll also get exclusive online and in-store offers

    Free CPR classes from the Red Cross

    This is a one day only thing but The American Red Cross is waiving their usual $25 fee and offering free CPR classes on Saturday, March 19. Check to see if one of The Red Crosses near you are offering the free class, there are over 100 participating locations.

    Thanks HIF

    30% off 7th generation baby wipes

    Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Wipes, 350 Unscented Wipes

    Amazon Mom has a great deal going on- get 350 unscented 7th generation baby wipes for $8.32 or about 2cents a wipe- pretty good deal.

    Click on subscripe and save to save 15% and use code SEVCLEAN to save an extra 15% making your total $8.32 plus tax shipped.

    Chilis Coupon

    Go here to print this new Chili’s Coupon.

    Thanks FTM

    BOGO Build a Bear

      build a bear bogo Buy One Get One Free Build A Bear Promotion

    Build-A-Bear is having online sale from now through March 13 where you can Buy One Get One Free!
    You can choose from Boxer, Jack Russell, Beagle, Yorkie, Yellow Lab or Border Collie. These are $22 each.

    You can order them unstuffed then go to the store to get them stuffed and everything else they do to them!

    Use promo code: 96050 at checkout.

    Thanks, Save the Coupons

    $25 off $50 at the Gap

    To get this great code head on over here, enter your mobile phone number and you’ll receive a code (valid from 3/10-3/16) for $25 off $50 or more in store. You must show the code on your mobile device to receive the discount.

    * Fine Print: Offer valid from 3/10/2011 through 3/16/2011 at Gap, Gap Kids, Baby Gap and Gap Body stores in the US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. NOT valid at Gap1969 stores located on Robertson Blvd and Spring and Broadway, Gap Outlet, Gap Factory Store, The Gap Generation, online or on Junk Food merchandise. Discount is allocated across items. Gift cards, packaging, taxes and prior purchases do not qualify toward the minimum purchase requirement and code cannot be applied to such items. Offer limited to one time use only. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts except for Gap Reward Cards and 10% Gap Card Tuesdays. Gap Inc. employees not eligible.

    Plum District Refer 4 people, get $20 Target gift card

    Today only if you refer 4 friends to Plum District you will get a $20 gift card to Target, it will be mailed to you within 10days.

    If you haven't yet you can go here to sign up for Plum District, it is another daily deal site.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    Free Glasses cleaner and cloth

    Go here to print this coupon to take to Walmart for free glasses wipe and cleaner, no purhcase needed. Those glasses cloths are really great, probably much safer than my sweater or jacket that I normally use :)

    Saving money on gas and more

    I know gas prices are  different  all across the US, it is $3.69 a gallon here in Upstate NY right now.
    There are two easy things you can do to keep your car as fuel efficient as possible- if you drive a tank, there is no help for you! Just kidding of course!

    First: Make sure your tires are fully inflated, I don't know why but it helps a lot.
    Second: Make sure you get your oil changed when it is due, and if your car has over 50k miles on it make sure you get high mileage oil.

    On a side note, my dad sent me an email about how when you use your credit or debit card at the gas pump make sure that you hit clear when you are finished pumping gas. This way the next person who pumps or the people working at the store will not be able to use your credit card for anything. It is amazing the things people will do for money!

    Ipod shuffle Winner!

    The winner is: muller....@comcast!

    I would have Irish fiddle music by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul ... saw them last weekend and they were amazing!

    If you didn't win don't worry, there will be a Review and Giveaway happening again tonight!

    The winner was chosen using

    Walmart Deals for the week

    Here are my favorite Walmart deals this week, check out the Rest at Passion for Savings

    Hidden Valley Salad Kit, $2.50$1/1 Hidden Valley Salad Kit printable
    $1.50 ea. after coupon!

    Dove Men+Care Deodorant, $3.86$2/1 Dove Men+Care Deoderant printable
    $1.86 ea. after coupon

    Pert Plus 2 in 1 Shampoo, $2.88$1/1 Pert Plus 2-in-1 Product, SS 02/27/11)
    $1.88 ea. after coupon!
    Colgate Toothpaste, $1.74$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste, SS 02/27/11)
    $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste SS 02/13/11)
    As low as $0.99 ea. after coupon!
    Colgate Xtra Clean Toothbrush, $0.96$0.75/1 Colgate Manual Toothbrush, SS 02/27/11)
    $0.21 ea. after coupon!

    Spot Shot Carpet Cleaner, $2.98$1/1 Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator printable
    $1.98 ea. after coupon!

    Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, $1.86$1/1 Hidden Valley Bottled Salad Dressing printable zip 90210
    $0.86 ea. after coupon!
    Texas Toast Croutons, $1.28$0.50/1 Texas Toast Croutons, SS 01/30/11
    $0.55/1 Texas Toast Croutons, SS 01/30/11
    As low as $0.73 ea. after coupon!

    Amazon Sale on Radio Flyer Wagons

    Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon RedRadio Flyer All-Terrain Steel and Wood WagonRadio Flyer Classic Red WagonRadio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon

    Well who doesn't love a nice Wagon, I remember getting mine when my sister was 6 weeks old on Christmas Morning!

    Right now Amazon is having a sale on the Radio Flyer Wagons  and they ship free with Amazon Mom or Amazon Prime :)

    Sephora Mascara for free

    Go to a Sephora store inside JC Penney and give them this Sephora coupon in for a free sample of 7in1 Full Action Mascara.  No purchase is necessary and the offer is good through 4/7

    Thanks MFA

    Free Photobook-just pay shipping.

    Picaboo Photo book

    You can get a FREE Classic Custom photo book worth $39.99 at Picaboo, just pay shipping!  You can create a FREE 20 page classic custom photo book using code FREECC at checkout.
    The $39.99 will be deducted from the price at checkout – and shipping is around $8.99.

    BJs Wholesale Club

    So I am always posting deals about BJs and how they have by far the cheapest milk around, lower than state minimum prices!

    Go here to check out 2 special offers for members that they have going on 1 month free or $20 BJs card when you sign up for a membership

    20% off at the

    I've got a great deal for you!
    Save 20% Off Storewide at the CrayolaStore!
    Enter code MARCHCRA20 at checkout.
    Code Expires 3/22/11

    $1 off shout= free travel wipes or $1 Shout at Target

    $1.00 off Shout Coupon is BACK on!

    Thanks STL

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Bamboo Kitchen Gadgets

    Modnique is offering Core Bamboo items today. 
    The items start at $10.00 and shipping runs $7.95.
    You can use promo code: MARCH10 for $10 off- so items are $7.95 shipped.
    Or if you have a NEW account with Modnique, you get a $5 credit for registering.
    Making the final price $2.95.

    Thanks H2S

    $5 off $25 at Old Navy

    Looks like they come out with a new one of these coupons every week!

    Here is an Old Navy Coupon  for $5 off $25 valid until 3/16.

    Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom