Friday, January 29, 2010

Need some travel help!

So, my anniversary is coming up and I need some ideas for a quick trip out of Tuscaloosa. (Thinking maybe 4-5 hours travel max). Any ideas?? We've thought about New Orleans, since it's a place we've never been together. Any other suggestions??

Free Sample of Pampers Diapers

Hurry over to P&G Everyday to request your sample of 3 Pampers diapers in
either size 3, 4, or 5.

Heluva Good Product Free!!

Heluva Good is giving away a coupon for a free Heluva Good Product when you become a fan on their Facebook page. If you haven’t had this dip before, it’s great!!

New Swagbucks Code!!

There is a new Swag code out worth $1.
You need to go to the main page of
Click on Ways to Earn.
Select special offers.
Click on the No Obligation Offers box.
Notice it says this at the top of that page: Welcome to Swag Bucks Special Offers.
Sign up for the free money-saving offers you like, feel free to skip the rest, and find a special swag code reward at the end.
Skip all the offers by clicking the skip button beneath the advertisement.
After about 7 pages, there will be a Swag code worth $1.
Enter it on in the Enter a Swag Code box.
Good luck!

What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is a search engine that awards you in the form of Swagbucks (points that can be traded in for prizes.) You can chose from a variety of prizes including gift cards. My favorite is a $5 gift card. It costs 45 Swagbucks. You get 3 Swagbucks for joining and can win anywhere from 2 - 5 a day if you search until you win in the morning and in the evening. I usually win within my first 5 searches. They also have Swagcodes out at least 5 times a week that can be worth 1 - 3 Swagbucks.

Mega SwagBucks Day!!!

If you don't always do your searches through SwagBucks, you'll want to make sure you do today! It's "Mega SwagBucks Day!" You could win anywhere from 5-500 SwagBucks today! And remember, it only takes 45 to get a $5 Amazon Giftcard! Good Luck! And if you haven't joined yet, you can do so HERE.
**I've earned 5 swagbucks already today!!**

CVS Ad Starting 1/31

Head over to Southern Savers to see the preview for the CVS ad that starts this Sunday. Here are the transactions that I plan to do:

Transaction #1:
2 Dove's Men Care == $10.98
1 Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste == $2.99

Use Coupons:
<1.00> Dove
<1.00> Dove
<.075> Colgate
<10.00> ECB's that I earned last week

Total == 1.22 + tax (Earn $12.98 in ECB's)

Transaction #2:
2 Packs of Huggies Diapers == $20.00

Use Coupons:
<2.00> Huggies
<4.00> CVS Coupon (Emailed)
<1.00> Huggies
<12.98> Earned in last transaction

Total == $0.02 + tax (Earn $5 in ECB's)

Total OOP == $1.24 + tax!!!!

Blog Hop: Fashion Tips

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is having a blog hop on fashion tips this week, so I decided I would post some cheap and reasonable fashion tips.

1. Buy Stuff at the end of each season for next year. (For example: A lot of stores are having great sales on winter items now, go ahead and stock up for next year)

Here are a few sites that are having some great sales right now:

Newport News

Old Navy


2. Accessories make an outfit! Buy jewelry and other accessories at Forever 21, Charlotte Russe and Charming Charlies. Both places are very reasonable and are perfect for everyday outfits.

3. Don't spend alot of money on trendy items. Most of the time, they will not be the big trend the following year, so why waste all your money on that item. For these items, try the stores above or TJ Max or Ross. You can find some great looks for alot less expensive at these stores.

4. Spend money on the items you will wear from year to year (Blue Jeans, Black Pants, Black Dress Shes, Etc.) You will definitely get your monies worth out of those items.

More Coupons

Head over to Mission Tortilla's website to print off a coupons for $1.00 off a pacakge.

$1 off any One Package of Kings Hawaiian Original Recipe or Honey Wheat Bread: IE or Firefox

Save $1 on any Bag of Wonka Gummies: IE or Firefox

Go here to print a coupon valid for $1 off Keebler’s Fudge Shoppe Cheesecake Middles.

Home Depot Holiday Rugs has all their holiday rugs on sale for 50- 75% off or more. And they ship FREE!

Circus Ticket (Free) child under 12 months

Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus offers a free ticket to kids under 12 months! If you have a child under 12 months, go here to sign up. You will get a ticket voucher that can be exchanged for a free ticket to any Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance, anytime, anywhere. No expiration date!

Walgreens Trips this week!

Walgreens has some great bargains this week!! Here is a list of all the transactions I've made.

Transaction #1:
2 Packs of Huggies Diapers @ $8.99 each
3 Packs of Huggies Wipes @ $2.50 each

Coupons Used:
<3.00>Huggies Diapers (Received through mail)
<2.00> Huggies Diapers (
<.50> Huggies Wipes (Received through mail)
<.75> Huggies Wipes (
<2.00> Huggies Product (Received through mail)

Total with tax == $19.53 (Received $5.00 Register Rewards for Next Purchase)

Transaction # 2
2 Pert Plus Shampoo @ $2.50 each
3 Dr. Peppers (2 liter) @ $1.33 each

Coupons Used:
<1.00> Pert Plus (online)
<1.00> Pert Plus (online)
<5.00> Register Reward

Total with tax == $2.79 (Received $4.00 Register Rewards for Next Purchase)

Transaction # 3
2 Pert Plus @ $2.50 each

Coupons Used:
<1.00> Pert Plus
<2.00> Register Rewards
*** Note: If I would have purchased a filler item I could have used my other Pert Plus coupon.

Total with tax == $2.45 (received $2.00 Register Rewards for Next Purchase)

Transaction # 4
3 Dr. Pepper (2 liters) @ $1.33 each

Coupons Used:
<2.00> Register Reward
<2.00> Register Reward

Total with tax == $0.36 (only had to pay for tax) (Plus, received $2.00 Register Reward)

So after all trips I got the following:

2 packs of Huggies diapers
3 packs of Huggies wipes
4 Pert Plus Shampoo
6 Dr. Pepper (2 liters)

For $25.13 (and $2.00 RR left to use)
Savings Total: $35.85

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Heart and Sole 5K Fun Run

Gabe's Hope Inc., a non-profit organization founded by a friend of mine, Amy Sims, is holding their inaugural Heart & Sole 5K Run for Hope on February 6th. There is also a fun run/walk. If you are able, please sign up to run/walk, volunteer, or donate. For more information and to register visit:

Gabe's Hope is named for Amy's son Gabe who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD). To read Gabe's story, click here:'s Hope provides care packages to families in the NICU who have children with CHD. They also have a Beads of Hope program which celebrates the milestones achieved while in the NICU and they also provide meals to NICU families on the holidays. To learn more about Gabe's Hope (and you should!!), visit their website at: and don't forget to sign up for the fun run/walk!!

Newport News Sale!

Head over to Newport News for a great clearance sale!!! (Smaller sizes only)
Thanks Jessica!!

Walgreens: Huggies Wipes CHEAP!!

Walgreens released a new 2 page in-store coupon flyer. This flyer is filled with Walgreens store coupons that can be paired with manufacturer coupons for even more savings. You can check out the complete scan here (Thanks, IHeartWags!).

Included in this coupon flyer is a $1/1 Huggies Wipes coupon! This will make for a sweet deal when you pair it with the $0.75/1 coupon from (Coupons are gone, but if you printed it earlier you can still use it)

Deal Scenario:

Huggies Wipes are on sale 2/$5
Use the $1/1 Walgreens Huggies Coupon from the In Store Flyer (Will deduct $2)
Use 2 of the $0.75/1 Huggies Wipes Coupons from here
Final cost ONLY $0.75 each!

Plus, the Huggies Wipes are part of the spend $25 and get a $5 Register Reward deal. If you have enough coupons, you can do this deal below.

Victoria Secret Sweepstakes!

Victoria’s Secret has a fun new sweepstakes to play called the Wild Card Sweepstakes! Just go here and enter your email address to start. You could win a limited Edition Wild at Heart Bear, Love Rocks Fragance, a $500 Victoria’s Secret gift card + more! You can play this daily through February 14th, so you’ll have lots of chances to win!

I played and won a FREE Lacie Thong coupon with any bra purchase! What did you all win?!

Old Navy 30% off!!

You don’t even need a coupon code for this! Love it!
Friday and Saturday (1/29/10 and 1/30/10), Old Navy will be offering 30% off every single item on the site, including items already on sale! The only exclusion is that the sale is not good on gift cards

Target: Special K Deals

Target Deal Scenario:
Buy one box of Kellogg’s Special K $2.94
Buy one box of Kellogg’s Special K Granola $3.29

Plus, use the $0.50/1 Kellogg’s Special K cereal Target coupon
And the $1/1 Kellogg’s Special K Granola cereal Target coupon
Final cost just $0.72 per box!(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!)

New Coupons!

There’s a *HOT* new buy one get one FREE Sobe Life Water coupon (valued up to $1.50)! Just go on over here ( IE or Firefox ) to print yours! Press your browser back button to print a total of 2 coupons per computer.

$1 off any 4-pack of Horizon Little Blends Natural Yogurt
$0.55 off any 6-pack of Horizon Milk Breakerz
$0.55 off any Half Gallon of Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Omega-3
(Thanks, Mrs.BuysMore!)

(Thanks, Mrs.BuysMore!)

(Thanks, FreeSnatcher!)

(Thanks, Mrs.BuysMore!)

Save $1.50 off Vaseline Clinical Therapy: IE or Firefox
(Thanks, Marcy!)

Free $5 Giftcard to Babies R Us

Become a fan of Babies R Us on Facebook and you will get a $5 eGift Card today only! You will be asked to enter your name, address and email and it will be delievered via email. You can print it out and it can be used in the store or online. It will expire 2/20/10.
(Thanks Totally Target!)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Qdoba Coupons

Play the “Craft Your Life” game here and you’ll have a chance to win one of thousands of free coupons for Qdoba’s new Craft 2 menu line. From what I’ve heard, pretty much everyone gets a free with purchase coupon, so if you like Qdoba, this is the game for you!
Thanks, Alaska Coupon Diva!

Trade in iPod or iPhone for Target Giftcard

Do you have an old iPhone or iPod laying around? Target is currently offering a trade-in program that allows you to trade-in your new or used iPod or iPhone for a Target GiftCard!
If you are interested, you can visit the Networth Electronics Trade-In Program.
See all the various ways to earn rewards here.
(Thanks The Spot To Save!)

Opryland Hotel Anniversary Stay!!

Until August 30,2010 when you book Friday night at the Opryland Hotel, you get Saturday night free. You must book it during your anniversary month.
You can visit The Opryland Hotel website for more information.

Panera Bread Rewards Program

My Panera Rewards Program*:
In order to participate in this program, ask any associate for a MyPanera Member card. Then register your card at or take it to your local Panera. Your first surprise will be loaded on your card as soon as you register! Be sure to present the card everytime you make a purchase and you can earn great FREEBIES, like:

Special Birthday Bonus
Surprise Gifts and Special Offers (like an unexpected FREE lunch!)
FREE Samples
Invites to special events and community gatherings

*At this time, only a select group of Panera stores are participating. Click here to view a list of participating stores

Free Hershey's Pieces

All you have to do is send in a complete candy wrapper (including the UPC symbol) from a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Almond Joy Candy Bar, Hershey’s Special Dark Dark Chocolate Bar or York Peppermint Patty. Hersheys will then send you a coupon good for a FREE Pieces product up to $3.69 value! This offer is only valid for the first 25,000 people to send in a request form and ends on February 10th!

Click here to print off a request form and for more details.

For those of you that are planning to head to Walgreens this week, be sure to grab 2 Hershey’s bars while you’re there. Hershey’s Candy 1.4-2 oz. is on sale this week for $0.49 with in-ad coupon.

(Thanks, FreeSampleFreak, Kim and Dana!)

I Tunes Gift Card

Want to win an Itunes gift card head over to A Blonde Walks Into A Blog to enter!!


Head over to First Comes Love Reviews to enter into her new giveaway!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kraft Coupons!!

Kraft just released lots of *HOT* new coupons! Go here to access them all. Print these while you can and save for a sale! Please keep in mind, a huge ad will print at the bottom of each coupon printed.

Coupons Available:
Save $1/4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Save $1/1 Velveeta Cheese
Save $1/2 Planters Mixed Nuts
Save $1/2 Capri Suns
Save $1/1 Grated Parmesan Cheese
Save $1/1 Oscar Mayer Meats
Save $1/1 Oscar Mayer Bologna
Save $1/1 Claussen Pickles
Save $1/2 Kraft Deluxe or Velveeta Shells and Cheese

Thanks, ForTheMommas

Freezer Meal Swap

If you want to save money and are getting tired of the same old dinners at your house you should try to have a meal swap!! A few friends and I started having one back in October and it's been so nice to have some different meals for supper. We started out with 4 people and we now how 7 people that are going to participate this month. Here are the rules we follow:
  1. Each Person makes one meal for each member. (For example: I am making Chicken Tetrazini this month, so I will make 7 different batches of Chicken Tetrazinni. Since we all have smaller families, we only make each meal to feed 3-4 people)
  2. We then meet up once a month and swap all the meals. You will need up going home with 7 different meals (including the one you made).
  3. This month we are trying to spend under $25 per person for all ingredients. (25/7 meals == $3.57 per meal)

This has worked out great for our family, because it gives me more time at night to spend with my family and you also don't have to worry about whats for dinner every night. You just thaw the meal the night before and then you have a home cooked meal for dinner!

If you're in the Northport area and you're interested in joining our swap let me know. We would love to have more people. Or you could always start a swap of your own.

Old Navy Trip

I went last night to Old Navy to purchase a few items since I had won a
$50 off $100 coupon from there.

We ended up getting the following for $50.00:
1 Pair of Blue Jeans
11 Shirts
1 Lunch Box!!

Rite Aid: Cadbury Eggs Coupons

You can go here to watch a Rite Aid video and you will earn a Rite Aid coupon good for 50c/2 Cadbury Eggs which are 50c ea at Rite Aid.

Magazine Deals

This week’s special on Best Deals Magazine is 1 year of Everyday with Rachael Ray for $12 for a year when you use the code RR50 at checkout. That’s $1 an issue and a really great deal since it’s almost $5 an issue at the store!

Today’s deal of the day is 1 year of Parents magazine for $4.29. But you can use the code PXCJ131 to save an extra 15% off, making it just $3.65 for a year!

Free Dove Bar Soap

Here is a new Twitter freebie for all of you that understand Twitter.

Just head on over to the Dove Twitter page and take a photo of your current bar of soap. Tweet this picture to @Dove and just for doing so, you’ll score a FREE Dove Beauty bar!
(Thanks, SheSaved!)

Dairy Queen Coupons

Dairy Queen is offering up a really awesome promotion! Just go on over here and join the Blizzard Fan Club to score six buy one get one FREE coupons, valid for a FREE 16oz Blizzard when you purchase one! You’ll receive the first coupon after signing up and you’ll receive five additional coupons throughout the year, including one on your birthday!
(Thanks, Jessica’sCoupons!)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Publix Sneak Peak!!

Head over to I Heart Publix for the sneak peak of Publix sales starting this Wednesday.

Free Pack of Oreos

As most of you may know by now, you can score FREE Oreos at 3 pm EST today! Just head on over here now and become a fan of Oreos on Facebook. After doing so, wait until 3 pm EST, and be one of the first 150,000 to fill out the request form that will be available here to score a FREE package of Oreos!

50 Roses for $19.99

Wow! If you still need an idea for a Valentines Day gift or any gift for that matter, then I may have the deal for you! Currently, is offering up an awesome deal! You can get 50 fresh Spray Roses for just $19.99 Shipped! …And remember that’s for 50 roses shipped! Deals like this don’t come along too often, so I would definitely jump on this one before they sell out!

Follow these direction:
Add these 50 Fresh Spray Rose blooms to your cart for $24.99
Start the checkout process and choose the date you want these shipped. You can choose quite a few dates in February to score FREE shipping!
On the final checkout page enter promotion code fb20–which will get you an additional 20% off!
Your final cost will be just $19.99 shipped for 50 Fresh Spray Roses!
Thanks, FrugalistaCafe!)

Subway: Free Sub!

Subway currently has a rare coupon available! Just go on over here and “Build a sub” to score a coupon for a FREE 6 inch sub with the purchase of a 6 inch sub and 32 oz fountain drink! You’ll receive the coupon via email.

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Ceheck out Bennsmomma's giveaway where you could enter to win a $25 gift card to Amazon.

Makeup Giveaway

Head over to Cheap and Creative to enter into their makeup giveaway.

Burger King Gift Card Giveaway

Head over to Short on Cents to enter into the giveaway to win a $5 gift card to Burger King.

I'm a Winner!!

I checked my mail this morning and I won a $50 off $100 coupon at Old-Navy and a Hillshire Farm Review Package! Be sure to enter into all of those great giveaways and you could be a winner next week!