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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Having a job with no Vacation pay.. and taking 3 weeks off!

I don't know about you, but I have one of those jobs where I do NOT get paid while I am on vacation. I am a nanny, I don't even get sick days! If the family I nanny for goes away- I do not get paid either. That is the major downside of my job.

I know that I am going to Disney this month (August 22nd- 26th!) and that I am going to Ireland for 2 weeks in September or October. That means I will be missing 2.5 weeks of work- and pay! Plus lets not forget that I will need spend money for both trips.

Vacations are so relaxing, but the stress leading up to them is the worst!

In my case I have to cut way back on spending to make up for the 2.5 weeks I will not get paid- sadly my bills still need to get paid during that time.

Here is what I am doing:
  • I am not eating out- as much as I can help it. I do have a Panera and Dunkin Donuts Giftcard just incase I get weak!
  • I am eating food out of my freezer and cabinets- this needs to be done aways, so it is keeping my weekly grocery spending to about $10 a week- milk and fresh fruits. I have tons of frozen meat/veggies.
  • Setting aside money each week for spend money while I am on vacation- this helps trust me!
  • I am working as much as possible- 1 day off in 21 days, then I plan on working basically every day from the time I get back from Disney until the time I leave for Ireland- there is a 3 day weekend I have to take off to visit my sister at college for family weekend.

Nothing that I am doing to cut back on spending is super hard. In fact they are things I should be doing anyways, I am just trying harder at doing them.

How do you save up for vacations? Even if you do have paid vacation time?

10 Free Photo Prints from Target with new Mobile Coupons

Here are the new Target Mobile Coupons that are being sent out this weekend:

$3/1 Merona Women’s Apparel Item $10 or more
$3/1 Mossimo Women’s Apparel Item
20%/1 Men’s, Women’s or Kids Watches
$1/10 Digital Prints
.50/1 Pizza Hut Express or Target Cafe food or drink item

You can use that $1 off 10 prints to get 10 free prints because they are currently only 10cents each!

Go here to sign up for Target Mobile Coupons if you haven't already

CVS deals for the week of 8/7

cvs logo CVS Deals Week of 8/7

Garnier Fructis Products, 3/$10
Garnier Shampoo or Conditioner (13 oz.), Styler (1-8.5 oz.), Sleek & Shine Leave-In (10.2 oz.)
Get $3 ECBs wyb $10 (Limit 1)
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, exp. 9/5/11 (RP 06/05/11)
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, exp. 10/24/11 (RP 07/24/11)
= $1.33 ea. after coupons and ECBs!

Softsoap Products, 3/$9
Softsoap Body Wash (15-18 oz.), Liquid or Foaming Hand Soap (8-8.5 oz.)
Get $3 ECBs wyb 3 (Limit 1)
$0.75/1 Softsoap Body Wash, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11 R)
$0.50/1 Softsoap Body Wash, exp. 9/4/11 (SS 07/24/11 R)
$1/1 Softsoap Body Wash, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11)
$0.35/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11)
= As low as $1 ea. after coupons and ECBs!

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor or Cartridge (4 ct.), $8.49
Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
$2/1 Schick Hydro Razor, exp. 9/18/11 (SS 08/07/11)
$2/1 Schick Hydro Refill, exp. 9/18/11 (SS 08/07/11)
= $1.49 ea. after coupon and ECBs!

Pampers Jumbo pack Swaddlers, Cruiser, Baby Dry or Easy Ups $8.99
Get $3 ECB (Limit 1)

Use $2.00/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection Diapers from PG 7/31
or $1.00/2 Pampers Diapers or Pants from PG 7/31
Pay as low as $6.99, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks
=  as low as $3.99

Aussie or Herbal Essences Products, 2/$4.97
Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner (10.1-13.5 oz.) or Styler (6-14 oz.)
Get $1 ECBs wyb 2 (Limit 1)
$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product, exp. 9/30/11 (RP 08/07/11)
= $1.49 ea. wyb 2 after coupons and ECBs!

Excedrin (8-50 ct.), psa $4.79
Get $5 ECB wyb $10 (Limit 2)

$1/1 Excedrin Migraine Product printable
$1/1 Excedrin PM printable
$1.50/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 9/3/11 (SS 07/17/11)
$0.75/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 9/3/11 (SS 07/17/11)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Excedrin Migraine (24 ct.), $5.49
Buy 1 Excedrin PM (20 ct.), $5.59
Use (2) $1/1 Excedrin Migraine Product printable$1/1 Excedrin PM printable
Pay $9.08 Get $5 ECB
= $2.04 ea. after coupons & ECB

Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies, $5.99
Get $2 ECB (Limit 1)

$1/1 Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies or Chewable Tablets printable
= $2.99 after coupon & ECB

CVS Adult Pain Relief (24ct) – $2.99
Get$1 ECB (limit 1)
= $1.99

Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste (4oz) = $4.49
Get $1.50 ECB (limit 1)

- Use $1.50 off coupon from 7/31 SS newspaper insert
= $1.49

Mars Chocolate ($0.89) Buy 2 Get One FREE
$0.50/2 3 Musketeers 6/26RP
= 3/$1.28 or $0.42ea

John Frieda Collection $6.00
Full Repair, Frizz Ease or Root Awakening
Sham, Cond or Styler
$5.00/1 Full Repair Styler 6/5SS
= $1

Renuzit Adjustables Air Freshener, 7.5 oz $0.88
Use B2G1 Free Renuzit Adjustables Air Fresheners from RP 8/7
= $0.59

Ajax Dish Liquid, 16 oz $0.88
Use $1.00/2 Dynamo, Ajax, Fab or Niagara Product from SS 5/22
= $0.38 each when you buy 2

Thanks, The Coupon Girl

Walgreens deals for the week of 8/7

walgreens logo1 300x59 Walgreens Deals Week of 8/7

Here are my favorite deals this week, thanks to CouponSTL
Listerine Smart Rinse (500 ml)  – $3.00
Get a $2 Register Reward
$1/1 Listerine Smart Rinse – 1/09/11 SS or 7/31/11 SS
= FREE after coupon and RR 

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste (4 oz) – 2/$6.00
Get a $4 Register Reward when you buy 2
$1/1 Colgate Total – 7/24/11 SS
or $1/1 Colgate Total coupon in Walgreens Diabetes & You Summer Magazine
or $0.75/1 Colgate Total – 7/24/11 SS
= FREE to $0.25 each after (2) coupon and RR 

Ban Antiperspirant/Deodorant (1.5 to 2.6 oz) – $1.49 with in-ad coupon
$1/1 Ban Solid – 8/07/11 SS
= $0.49 after coupons 

St Ive Body Wash (13.5 oz) – $1.99
$1/1 St Ives Body Wash – 7/10/11 SS
or $0.75/1 St Ives Body Wash – 7/10/11 SS
or $0.50/1 St Ives Body Wash – 7/10/11 SS
= $0.99  to $1.49 after coupon
Aussie or Herbal Essences Hair Care (6 to 14 oz) – $3.00
Get a $1 Register Reward
$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product  – 8/07/11 RP
= $1.00 after Coupon and RR 

Skinny Cow Dream Clusters (6 oz) 2/$5.00
$1/1 Skinny Cow multi-pack – 7/31/11 RP
and use $1/2 Walgreens coupon in August Coupon Book
= $1.00  each after (2) manufacturer and Walgreens coupon

B1G1 Softsoap Body Wash (15 to 18 oz) – $4.49
$1/1 Softsoap Body Wash – 7/24/11 SS
or $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash manufacturer coupon in Walgreens Summer Beauty Guide
or $0.75/1 Softsoap Body Wash – 7/24/11 SS
= $1.25 to $1.50 each after (2) coupons

Huggies Wipes (186 or 216 pack) – $5.99
$0.50/1 Huggies Wipes – 7/17/11 SS
and use $2 Walgreens coupon in August Coupon Book
and use $2 Walgreens coupon in Infant Care Coupon Book= $1.49 after coupons

75cents off eggs coupon- will double!

Excellent coupon- use zip code 19464 if you need to for a new $0.75/1 ANY package of Land O Lakes Eggs coupon!

Free Purse Hook on LIVE NOW

The Site is super slow right now but:

FREE Deal Giveaway! At Noon EST nomorerack is giving away this fabulous FREE Purse hook with no purchase or friend count necessary. All you to do is place an order at, please note supplies are limited so hurry at Noon EST to order your free Purse Hook!!! (US only and one per customer)

(Thanks, Combat Clippers!)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Possible Free Pair of Jeans from Levi- Facebook LIVE NOW

On the Denizen America Facebook page, “like” them, then click on the “Welcome” tab to try and win FREE jeans, a $15 Target card or a $3 rebate.

I just won the $3 rebate.

(Thanks Mojo Savings )

$15 Rainforest Cafe Giftcard for $7.50

Right now on Saveology you can get a $15 Rainforest Cafe Giftcard for only $7.50. This is for new email address accounts only.

I love the Rainforest Cafe- I have been to several including the one in DownTown Disney! This would be a great way to save 50% on dining out

Fine Print: Valid for first-time buyers only. Limit 1 per person, per household, per credit card. Deal is good for 1 genuine RAINFOREST CAFE Gift Card that will be mailed to your address once redeemed. Offer cannot be redeemed until the next business day after purchase at 10 AM EST. Although this gift card NEVER expires, this voucher must be redeemed within 60 days from date of purchase. Gift Card will be shipped via standard shipping to address provided on redemption site. No worries, there are no shipping charges to you and no hidden fees of any kind. Step-by-step redemption instructions will be on your voucher. This Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. gift card may be applied toward the cost of food, beverage or retail merchandise at any LRI restaurant. Presentation of the Card is required for redemption

New Walmart deals this week

Buy Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl $1.96
Use $1/1 Jimmy D’s Product, exp. 9/30/11 (RP 07/31/11)
Total: $.96

Men’s Speed Stick AP/Deodorant $.98Use $0.50/1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant 7/24/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/13/2011)
Total: $.48

Totino’s Pizza Rolls $1.18Use $.40/2 Totino’s Pizza Rolls
Total: $1.96 wyb 2 or $.98 each

Welch’s Jelly, Jam, or Spread $1.68Use $0.35/1 Welch’s Jam, Jelly, or Spread 7/31/2011 SS Insert (exp 10/31/2011)
Total: $1.33 after coupon

Dove Shampoo or Conditioner $3.48Use B1G1 Dove Treatment WYB Dove Hair Products 7/31/2011 RP Insert (exp 8/28/2011)
Total: $3.48 for both or $1.74 each

Temptation Cat Treats 3 oz. $1.50Use $1/2 Temptations Treats for Cats 7/24/2011 RP Insert (exp 9/3/2011)
Total: $2.00 wyb 2 or $1.00 each

 Kibbles ‘n Bits Original (4 lb. bag) or Bistro (3.6 lb. bag) $4.97Use $1.50/1 Kibbles’n Bits Dry Dog Food 7/24/2011 RP Insert (exp 9/24/2011)
Total: $3.47

Thanks Paul!

Upto 20% off at Kohls this weekend

Now through August 6 if you bring this Shopping Pass to Kohl’s you will get 20% off your entire in-store purchase, including sale, regular and clearance-priced merchandise .

Or if shopping online use code: BUYSAVE20 when you spend $100 or code: BUYSAVE15 if you spend less than $100 to get 15% off.

I have $60 to use at Kohls this weekend, from ,my last trip last week- gotta love the Kohls Cash! I wil be knocking a few more things off of my "To Buy" list. I'm nervous because I only have a few items left before I get into big purchases like TVs. sofas, and Kitchen Tables ( furniture will be bought after I move though)

Acme Deals for the week of 8/5

Here are my favorite deals, thanks to MamaCheaps

Keebler Granola Fudge Bars, Wheatables, Toasteds, All Bran, Club or Sticks – $1.88
$0.75/1 Keebler Granola Fudge Bars, exp. 9/4/11 (RP 07/10/11)
As low as $.38 each after coupon and doubling

Yoplait Yogurt Cups – $.60
$1/10 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, exp. 8/6/11 (SS 06/12/11)
$1/10 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, exp. 10/1/11 (GM 08/07/11)
$1/10 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, exp. 9/3/11 (SS 07/10/11)

Colgate Toothpaste – $1
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11 R)
$0.35/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11) – do not double
As low as FREE after coupon and doubling

Softsoap Hand Soap – $1
$0.35/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 07/24/11) – do not double
$.65 each after coupon

Bic Disposable Razors – $4.99
$3/1 Bic Soleil Disposable or Soleil System Razor, exp. 8/21/11 (SS 07/10/11)
$1.99 each after coupon

Lot of baby product Samples

This is a great freebie to sign up for-lots of product samples and coupons! When my best friend was pregnant I signed up for every baby freebie I could think of- and so did she. We ended up getting a ton of stuff for absolutely free.

If you go here you can sign up for a bunch of baby freebies, as always I recommend using an email address you use just for these kinds of sign ups :)

Price Chopper Magazine- free subscription full of coupons!

You can go here to sign up for a free subscription to 2 Price Chopper Magazines! Both are full of store and manufacturer coupons.

Whole Foods deals for this week


Clif Organic Zbar (6 ct.), $2.50$1/1 Clif Zbar printable
$1/1 Clif Zbar (Whole Deal Aug Booklet)
$1.50 ea. after coupon!

Rustic Crust Organic Pizza Crust, $3.69
$5/4 Rustic Crust printable
$2.44 ea. wyb 4 after coupon!

Annie Chuns Ramen Noodles, $1.50$1/1 Annie Chun's Product printable
$0.50 ea. after coupon!

Check out Healthy Life Deals for more deals!

20% off Kids Clothes at H&M coupon!

H&M Kids coupon

What a sweet coupon- H&M is pretty cheap to start with, right now you can get 20% off your entire kids' clothing purchase at H&M through 8/14.

Thanks, Fabulous Daily Deals!

Foodie Friday: Monster Cookies

I don't know why, but I have been thinking about these cookies for weeks. Not that I specifically want to make them, but the memories I have of them. Bringing them into class for my birthday in grade school a few years- homemade treats were cool until 8th grade- then I needed bakery cupcakes with tiny ladybugs on top! What a spoiled brat!

So here is the Recipe for Monster cookies:


2 sticks Butter- Softened
1/2 cup White Sugar
1-1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
2 Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
1-1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup M & M's
1/2 cup Walnuts, or other nuts- chopped
3/4 cups Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips
2-1/4 cups Rice Krispies


Preheat oven to 375degrees.
Cream together butter and both sugars, then add the eggs and vanilla.
Then slowly add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then start adding the chocolate, nuts, candies and peanut butter chips. Finally fold in the Rice Krispies.

Form into one inch balls and back for 13-18minutes or until golden brown.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Available again: $12.50 for a $25 gift card to Boston Market

 Saveology currently has a $25 Boston Market gift card for ONLY $12.50!

This is for new accounts- so you can always sign up for a new one! Plus this is a real gift card so you can use Boston Market Coupons as well for some awesome savings-even more than 50% off dining out is an awesome deal!

Fine Print:
Valid for first-time buyers only. Limit 1 per person, per household, per credit card. Deal is good for 1 genuine BOSTON MARKET Gift Card that will be mailed to your address once redeemed. Offer cannot be redeemed until the next business day after purchase at 10 AM EST. Although this gift card NEVER expires, this voucher must be redeemed within 60 days from date of purchase. Gift Card will be shipped via standard shipping to address provided on redemption site. No worries, there are no shipping charges to you and no hidden fees of any kind. Step-by-step redemption instructions will be on your voucher. This BOSTON MARKET Card may only be used for purchases at participating BOSTON MARKET stores.

3Months of Fitness Magazine for free

FitnessMagAugust Free Subscription To Fitness Magazine

Thanks Mojo

Free Sample of Purina Beneful Dog food

I will say it again! I love free samples of dog food- they are perfect for when traveling. Right now you can get a free sample of Purina Beneful WagPack dog food from Walmart.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!

Free mini burgers and fries from Ruby Tuesdays

If you “Like”  the Ruby Tuesday Facebook page you can get a coupon for two free Ruby minis and fries with the purchase of two beverages.

You’ll receive your coupon by email. There are only 100,000 coupons available.

Thanks, Mojo Savings!

Cheap Balmex at Target

Balmex Diaper Rash Cream with Aloe & Vitamin E, 4 oz

Balmex Diaper Rash Ointment 4 oz $2.99use $1 off  coupon
$1.99 each

$39 for $300 worth of Dental Care- Savemore deal

Ok, this deal from Savemore is pretty excellent for all of you without dental insurance- which I know is a lot of people because most companies do not want to pay for it. For $39 you will receive an exam, x-rays, teeth cleaning, and a cosmetic consultation from a Smile Authority dentist- over 300 nation wide, check the website to see one near you. ($300 value; good for new patients only).

You can buy one for yourself, and multiple to use for others (like kids and husbands!)

Saveology deal: Car light cleaner for $16.52

What a random price, but you can get Restorem car light cleaner on Saveology today for just $16.52 shipped.

I am sure you have seen the infomercials, thats why I am pointing this deal out. I think it would make a great Christmas present (yep, I said it- its only a few months away) or Birthday present for that car guy in your life.

Fine Print
Limit 5 per person. Offer may not be redeemed until 24 hours after purchase. Shipping is included in the deal price. Deal expires one year from purchase date.

Stop and Shop deals for this week

Sabra 10 oz. Hummus – $3.50
Use this $1.00/1 coupon from the 6/26 SS insert
$2.50 after coupon

French’s Yellow Mustard – 2/$3
Use $.30/1 coupon from the 6/26 SS insert or Printable$0.90 after coupon doubles

Stop & Shop Peanut Butter – 3/$5
Post Cereal (Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat or Grape Nuts – 2/$5
Buy 2 and use the $1/2 coupon from the 7/24 SS insert + Dollar Doubler
As low as $1.50 ea after coupons

Cape Cod Chips – 2/$5
Buy 2 and use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 6/26 SS insert + Dollar Doubler
As low as $1.50 ea after coupons

International Delight Coffee Creamer 16 oz. – 2/$3
Use this $.55/1 Printable $0.40 after coupon doubles

Luigi’s Italian Ice – $2.50
Use the $.50/1 coupon from the 7/24 RP insert or $.50/1 Printable
$1.50 after coupon doubles

Tums – $3.88
Use this $1/1 Printable + Dollar Doubler
As low as $1.88 after coupons

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner – $2
Use this $.50/2 Printable or $1/2 coupon from the 8/7 SS insert + Dollar Doubler
As low as $1 ea after coupons

Dial Hand Soap – $1
Buy 3 and use the $1.00/3 coupon from the 8/7 RP insert + Dollar Doubler
As low as $.66 ea after coupons

Ban Solid Deodorant  – $2
Use the $.40/1 or $1/1 coupon from the 8/7 SS insert + Dollar Doubler
As low as FREE after coupon

Dial Body Wash  – 2/$7
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from the 8/7 SS insert + Dollar Doubler
As low as $2.50 ea after coupons

Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap Kit - $7.99
Use this $.75/1 Printable$6.49 after coupon

Thanks WickedCoolDeals

Lime Bar Recipe- Yum!

I couldn't wait until Friday, I wanted to share this recipe for Lime Bars that I made on Tuesday!

Preheat the Oven to 350degrees, grease a 9x13 pan.

For the crust:
2 sticks of room temperature butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4teaspoon of salt
2 cups of flour
Mix the butter, sugar and salt together, then slowly add the flour- will be crumbly looking. Add it to the greased pan and press down and 1/4way up the sides. Bake for 20minutes, then let cool.

For the filling:

6 room temperature Large eggs
3 Cups of Sugar
Zest of all of the limes 6 large ones or 8-10small ones
1 Cup of Lime juice- should be about 6Large or 10small limes worth
1 Cup of Flour

Mix all together, adding the flour last. Pour over cooled crust then bake at 350degrees for 35minutes. Let completely cool before serving.

So yummy- you can always use lemons instead of limes too!

New Price Chopper Coupons

Price Chopper has a few new coupons on and Facebook

Green Giant Cut Baby Peeled Carrots – $0.88 ea
Price Chopper Rotini Primavera 16 oz. – $0.50 ea
Price Chopper 20 oz. Mayo – $2

Free Freschetta Pizza on Facebook today- LIVE NOW

Freschetta will be giving away 5000 free product coupons every 30 minutes today beginning at 12:00 EST.

$5 credit for new Daily Deal site- Daily Deelz

I love Daily Deal sites- I love them even more when they offer a free Credit for signing up for their emails. Right now Daily Deelz, a new daily deals site, is offering a free $5 credit when you sign up.

I will let you know when a great deal comes along to use the credit on!

My Points- how I earn free Gift Cards

My points is a site I've been using for a few months now- I have already gotten $35 worth of gift cards and I am ordering another $10 on this week! Basically all you do is sign up, and they send you a few emails a day and once you click on the ad within the email you get 5 points or more. They also email you short surveys that are worth 50points or more! These points add up and you can cash them in for giftcards!

For example:
A starbucks $10 giftcard is 1,550 points
A panera $10 giftcard is 1,500 points
A gap $25 giftcard is 3,350 points

Note: I have never once had any issues with spam or anything else from clicking on these emails. It is super easy to do, especially while watching tv :)

Also, I recommend getting a new email address that you use only for things you sign up for online. That way you aren't filling your personal inbox with random emails

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Coupons available!

I love cereal coupons!

Free Post-it Sticky Notes

Post-it Notes, Super Sticky Recycled Pad, 3 Inches x 3 Inches, Tropical Colors, 65 Sheets per Pad, Six Pads per Pack (654-6SST)

You can go here to sign up for a free pack of Post-it Super Sticky Notes!

Free Baby Sling- Just pay $11.95 shipping. Think Baby Shower/New baby gift!

Green Vibe     Supernova

How cute are these baby slings? Perfect gift for the mommy to be or new mommy! They are $48 on sale for $39 and if you use code: Breastfeeding  at checkout you will get it totally free, just pay shipping- around $11.95!

Item CodeColorQuantityEachPrice 
BM-72619421221 Black Magic
(Size: 9)
1 $39.00 $39.00 remove from cart

Enter your "limited time only" promo code here.:**
Merchandise Subtotal :  $ 39.00
Subtotal :  $ 39.00
USPS First Class Shipping :  $ 11.95 (2-8 days processing/delivery)
Discount :  $ 50.95 - $ 39.00 (code: breastfeeding) [remove discount]
Total :  $ 11.95 (USD)
Let me know if you grab one and what design, they are all so cute!

Free Subscription to In Style Magazine

InStyle (1-year auto-renewal)

Right now you can get a free Free subscription to In Style Magazine.

As always I suggest you use an extra email address for these kinds of things, but I have used this company for free magazines before and never got junk emails.

New 5 point code for Pampers Gifts to Grow

Enter Code: BABYISDUEANYDAY at Pampers Gifts to Grow for 5 more points!

If you join Pampers Gifts to Grow you can currently get 100 free points. I do not have a baby, but I am a member of this rewards program because you can earn gift cards and magazine subscriptions and more! I have already cashed my points in for $10 BJ's giftcard.

There are always new codes available, and here are a few to get you well over 300 points!

Worth 10 points:

Worth 50 points:

(Thanks for the codes Kristin!)

Best Freebie of the year so far $530 Google Droid Phone- FREE!!!

How amazing is this deal that I just got? Best Buy has the Google Nexus S phone- for AT&T, Sprint and Tmobile for $0 today! If you get a new contract- or extend yours I extended mine, and I actually paid $0 to have the phone shipped to me!

$10 off $25 at JcPenney Coupon

Check it out a new $10/$25 your purchase at JCPenney printable coupon. Valid August 3-6, 2011.

Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Awesome Razor gift pack deal at Walgreens

Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor system $9.99 = $4 RR
(Includes razor, full size antiperspirant, trial size 0.7 fl. oz. thermal face scrub, 2.5 oz shave gel and $7 worth of Gillette coupons!)
Use the $4/1 coupon found in the 7/31 PG
Pay $5.99
Get back a $4 RR
Final cost $1.99!

Thanks Collin

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Huggies Diaper Sample available

Sign up for a free Huggies Snug & Dry diaper sample from
Thanks, Melissa Loves Coupons!

Ziploc Pack from Right @Home

You can go here to sign up for a chance to get a Ziploc pack from! I actually won a prize pack from them a few months ago- full of full sized cleaning products!

2 Free baby/parenting magazines


Available again: $10 Papa Johns Giftcard for $6 from Saveology

 Saveology has a $10 Papa John’s gift card for ONLY $6 (new customers only-new email addresses count)!

This $10 gift card is redeemable in 2,850 Papa John’s restaurants nationwide and with phone and online orders.

Fine Print: This card must be activated by clicking here within 60 days of purchase. Once activated, it does not expire. Deal cannot be redeemed until the business day after purchase at 10 AM EST. The amount contained on this card may be applied toward the purchase of food, beverage or gratuity from any participating Papa John’s restaurant.

Limeade Recipe

Because this picture got so much attention I figured I would put the recipe up now instead of on Friday!

I do a 1:3 Ratio of Sugar to Water. In this case it was 2 cups of Sugar and 6 Cups of water

I added the sugar and water to a pot and put it on the stove on medium.

I actually squeezed my limes and used them to make Lime Bars then I threw 10 small lime halves into the sugar/water mixture and let it simmer for about 20minutes. Then I let it sit and completely cool off before removing the limes and refrigerating the Limeade.

Once cooled I serve it over ice. This is a great drink to bring to parties too, it looks impressing!

New Goldfish Coupon

You can print a $0.55/1 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams coupon- this will double making for some great deals!

Managaing your Money:

We are always talking about how to save money while shopping or how to save up for something, that's why you're here isn't it? Well one of the ways I keep track of my money is by using I have been using Mint for over a year now, and I think it really helps.

Basically this site keeps track of all your accounts for you, and lets you know where you stand financially. There are a few things you should know

  • The site is totally free!
  • You create an account here- then link all of your accounts to it ( it is completely secure)
    • Connect your credit card accounts
    • Connect your bank accounts-checking and savings
    • Connect your loans
    • Connect your investments( IRAs, 401Ks
    • Add your home and car as well
  • Then you can look at different categories to see where you stand and what Mint recommends
    • Cash versus Credit Card Debt
    • Look at your Budget that Mint has come up with for you
    • How you are doing with your pre-set goals
    • You can also see the ways that Mint suggests for you to save money in different categories.

You will get a weekly email letting you know where you stand financially, your bank and credit card accounts update automatically so Mint always knows where you stand. If there is a problem with any accounts you will get an alert email as well.

What to do with all my new produce?!

As you may have read on Twitter I just got all of this produce plus 14 ears of corn for $10 this weekend. I did give the Zuchini to my boss. But I still have

11 Limes (I used one for my water yesterday-yum!)
2 packages of Strawberries
1 pint of Blueberries
1 Cucumber
2 Eggplants
3 Tomatoes
1 Mango
5 Kiwi
2 Peppers
The corn- I am cutting it down and freezing it.

So the question is: what should I make with all of this food?

I think Fried Eggplant, Bruschetta with the tomatoes and my basil I have growing outside, and Lime bars with the limes.

Any other suggestions?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Walmart deals this week

$0.75/2 Yoplait Kids' Yogurt printable
$0.75/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt, Kids Cup, Trix Multipack, or Splitz, exp. 8/13/11 (SS 06/19/11)
$0.75/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt, Kids, Trix, or Splitz, exp. 9/3/11 (SS 07/10/11)
$0.75/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt, Kids, Trix, or Splitz, exp. 9/3/11 (SS 07/10/11 R)
$1.50 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!
$1/2 Krusteaz Product printable
$1.48 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!
$1/1 U by Kotex Pads, Liners, or Tampons printable
$1/1 U by Kotex Liners, exp. 9/3/11 (SS 07/24/11 R)
$0.24 ea. after coupon!

Trident Gum, $0.96
$2/3 Trident Gum Single Packs, exp. 9/17/11 (SS 07/24/11)
$0.29 ea. wyb 3 after coupon!

Revlon Nail Clippers, $1.42
$1/1 Revlon Beauty Tools Coupon
$0.42 ea. after Coupon!

M&Ms Candy, $0.50
$0.75/2 M&Ms Brand Chocolate Candies Bags, exp. 8/21/11 (RP 07/10/11 R)
$0.13 ea. after Coupon!

3 Musketeers Candy Bars, $0.50
$0.50/2 3 Musketeers Chocolate Bar, exp. 7/31/11 (RP 06/26/11)
$0.25 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Zyrtec (5 Ct.), $5.27
$5/1 Zyrtec printable$0.27 ea. after coupon!

Benadryl Anti-Itch Sticks, $2.28
$2/1 Benadryl Topical Product, exp. 12/31/12 (RP 06/19/11)
$1/1 Benadryl Topical Product, exp. 7/31/11 (RP 05/15/11)
As low as $0.28 ea. after coupon!

Reach Floss, $0.88
$1/1 Select Listerine or Reach Products, exp. 12-31-11 (SS 04/17/11)
FREE after coupon!

Mom’s Best Oatmeal, $1$0.75/1 Mom’s Best Naturals Product printable
$0.25 ea. after coupon!

Kmart deals for the week!

Use the $1/2 BIC Stationery Product, exp. 9/30/11 (SS 07/31/11)
Final Price= FREE