Friday, August 30, 2013

Dollar General $5/$25 Coupon Today!

                                         $5 OFF $25 or more at DG on Friday, 8/30/13

I know most of us are used to having DG release their coupons for Saturday use, but this week it is today, Friday, August 30. To print your coupon visit Dollar General's coupon center or text 5OFF to 34898 to receive the mobile coupon.

Need some great scenarios for today's coupon or not sure how this all works. Visit my friends in the Dollar Store forums at We Use Coupons for help with all these. Happy Shopping!

Free Shutterfly Magnet Set


In celebration of the last weekend of summer break (at least for most), Shutterfly is offering a free magnet set today and tomorrow only (08.30~08.31). Use code FBMAGNETS to get your free set; just pay shipping. Visit Shutterfly's homepage or their Facebook page for more information and to snag your free set now.

Mega Swagbucks Day!


That's right, it's Mega Swagbucks Day once again. Every Friday gives you a chance to earn even more swagbucks, just by doing everyday searches and tasks. If you have not signed up for Swagbucks, check it out today. As little as 450 swagbucks will earn you a $5 Amazon gift card. This is how we are saving for Christmas 2013 for my family!

Swagbucks is totally FREE to join and you will earn 30 swagbucks just for signing up!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Baby Cookie Cutters

I don't know about anyone else, but it seems like expectant moms are popping up all around us here in the country right now. I know of at least 5 family and friends who are expecting in the next couple of months, and when I saw these I thought how great would they be for all those baby showers. Best part is these items ship for free. Hurry over if you are interested in snagging these as prices can change on Amazon at any time.

BBW County Fair!

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Bath & Body Works is hosting their own fair! In stores on Saturday, September 21 from 12 to 4 pm, stop by an take a peek at the new fall pumpkin scents. Everyone who visits during their "fair" will receive a free gift as well (while supplies last). For more information or to RSVP, visit their Facebook page here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal

Get a free Minute Maid 10-pack juice box coupon for just 100 points (50% savings): Which flavor is your favorite?

Offer valid on 10-pks. Any variety (up to $4.43). Limited quantities. Limit one per member.

Today only, grab a coupon for a free 10 pk of Minute Maid juice boxes for only 100 points on My Coke Rewards. That is a 50% savings in the point department. Hurry over before these are gone.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Free Shutterfly Calendar


Now until August 22, Shutterfly is offering a free calendar. Just use promo code FBFREECAL to get your freebie, just pay shipping. Visit Shutterfly here to create yours today.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dollar General trip 08.17.13

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So it was another $5/$30 this weekend at DG, and we were running low on batteries for the wii remotes (and believe me, I will not last another two weeks of summer with the kids if I don't have operational wii remotes LOL), so off to DG I went. My trip looked like this:

4 Palmolive dish liquid @ $1 each = $4
3 Gillette Shave gel @ $2.35 each = $7.05
4 Energizer batteries @ $3.75 each = $15
2 Always liners @ $1 each = $2
1 Bic Round Stic @ $1.50
1 Reese's pumpkin @ $.75 (had to throw this in because I was counting the pens at shelf price of $2, but they were actually on sale so I was short and the reese's was the first little thing I could get my hands on LOL)

Total:  $30.30

Qs used:

$5/$30 DG Q
(4) $.50/1 Palmolive = $2
(1) $6/3 Gillette
(4) $1.50/1 Energizer = $6
(2) $.50/1 Always = $1
(1) $1/1 Bic

Total Qs = $21

Total after Qs and including $1.32 tax = $10.62  . . . . but wait, I now have 3 codes to submit for the Energizer $8 gas card mastercard rebate and I earned $.50 back through my ibotta on the pens, so when you factor those in, my adjusted total is $2.12. I can live with that LOL. :)

Wal Mart trip 08.16.13

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I don't often shop at Wal-Mart, or share the trips that I do make, but I was really pleased with this trip and just wanted to share. Factoring in all my coupons and rebates, I had about a 97% savings, which I must say I love.

Here it is:

6 cans Gillette Foamy Shave Cream @ $1.72 = $ 10.32
1 Elmers two pack glue stick @ $.50
2 Neutrogena make up remover wipes @ $1.97 = $3.94
2 Curad bandages @ $.96 = $1.92

Subtotal: $16.68

Qs used:
(1) $6/3 Gillette
(1) $3.50/1 Neutrogena
(2) $.50/1 Curad

Total with $.88 tax = $1.06 and have already been credited my $.50 on the glue sticks from ibotta so total after all Qs and rebates factored in = $.56!!!!

Mail Call Monday

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Yes folks, as much as we tried to make the weekend last, it is over and Monday is here again. But you know what that means right? Mail Call Monday YAY!

Actually, our freebies in the mail were slim this week, with only one package, but the size of that package and the goodies enclosed made it worthwhile. :)  Similac sent us their newborn starter kit, which included two free cans of formula, four of the ready made bottles along with a nipple for those bottles, and lots of information and coupons.

To find out more about their great program Similac Strong Moms and to receive up to $329 in freebies and goodies, visit Similac here.

Kellogg's Mini Missions

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Kellogg's and Scholastic have teamed up to bring us even more opportunities to earn free books. Each month beginning August 1. 2013 and ending December 31, 2013 they will be giving away 10,000 books (in sets of two) each month as part of the Mini Missions Challenge. Simply sign up on their Mini Missions page here to get started.

Also don't forget, Kellogg's and Scholastic are giving away free books with the purchase of two participating products. You can check out that information here.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Huge Game Sales on Amazon

Hurry over to Amazon for great prices on video games this afternoon. Several listings are at 98% savings off retail price. You don't want to miss this, Christmas will be here before you know it.

Mega Swagbucks Day!


That's right, it's Mega Swagbucks Day once again. Every Friday gives you a chance to earn even more swagbucks, just by doing everyday searches and tasks. If you have not signed up for Swagbucks, check it out today. As little as 450 swagbucks will earn you a $5 Amazon gift card. This is how we are saving for Christmas 2013 for my family!

Swagbucks is totally FREE to join and you will earn 30 swagbucks just for signing up!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Sale

Sitewide sale! Lowest price of the summer! Gift Cards, Certificates, eGift Cards

Today is the last day to snag a $10 certificate for just $1.60 on Or you can snag a $25 certificate for just $4. Just enter the promo code SALE to access your savings. Visit their site here to get your certificates and to select restaurants near you.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Free Mini Milkshake @ Outback

                         Photo: It's getting hot out there mates, cool down with a FREE Mini Milkshake: #MilkshakeMeltdown

Outback is offering a great coupon to help beat that summer heat. This coupon is valid until Thursday, August 15 and will get you a free mini milkshake. It cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon and is limit two per table. Go to Outback' Facebook page here to print your coupon now.

Mail Call Monday

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What goodies did you receive in your mailbox in the past week? It is always so nice to receive something other than bills, especially when it is free.

 Let's see, this week we got several goodies:

* Remember that Junie B Jones freebie we told you about back in May? Well we got ours. It included a book and newsletter. Although the physical starter kits for the Junie B Jones club is no longer available, you can still visit their site here to sign up and receive the reading log and activities online.

*We finally also recived the first book from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. My niece was so excited to see this and to get mail with her own name on it. You can learn more about this great program by visiting Imagination Library's home page.

*And our finally freebie we received super quickly. We just posted about this one last week and requested our copy on the same day we posted. It is the National Firearms Safety McGruff gun safety video. We are truly excited to have this and to teach our children about firearm responsibility.

It's your turn. Tell us about all the great freebie you received in your mailbox! :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Viewpon" for Shutterfly Freebie


Who can't get enough Shutterfly this morning? This girl right here! And some great companies are making it possible to feed my addiction LOL. Right now until September 30, you can visit ABC's "The View" page for a "viewpon" good for one free 8X8 shutterfly photo book. Head on over now and create you free Shutterfly photo book today.

Free Shutterfly Gift from My Coke Rewards

                Simply enter 5 codes in August to get a FREE Shutterfly photo book.

The photo above gives most of the details in fine print, but let me warn you, they will try to tempt you with other offers before you reach the free shutterfly gift. If any of those interest you, please snag them before they are gone. If not just hold out until you reach that 5th code and your free shutterfly gift will pop up. Visit My Coke Rewards for more information and to start entering those codes.

Oprah & Deepak Meditation Challenge


Does the day to day get to you sometimes? Ever feel like you are losing yourself and your relationships to the stress of the daily grind? Oprah and Deepak have teamed up to offer a 21 day meditation challenge to help with that. Although the challenge began August 5, it is not too late to register and take part.

From their page:

 In our interactive online program we invite you to meditate and journal with us each day to embrace your true essence, expand your understanding of divine relationship, and experience unparalleled connection with the world around you.

This program is free, so if you are interested, hurry over and register today at Oprah & Deepak's 21 day meditation challenge homepage.

Baby's First Circus


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus offer a great freebie for parents of newborns or children up to twelve months of age. When you visit their site and register your new baby you will receive:

  • A ticket voucher, which will arrive by mail, that can be exchanged for a free ticket to any
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance, anytime, anywhere. No expiration date!
  • You'll also be able to print a very special commemorative certificate, that you can personalize with your child's name!

  • And if your child is older than 12 months, they still offer the certificate, however will not qualify for the free ticket.

    For more information or to enroll your child now, visit Ringling's Baby's First Circus page.

    Dollar General Ride the Bus Game


    In preparation for back to school and in conjunction with their back to school sales, Dollar General has created a fun way for us to earn some back to school rewards and coupons. Visit DG's Facebook page here and "like" their page to enter the game and earn your coupon. Good luck and have fun!

    Free Printable Back to School Signs

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    I am loving this freebie this morning. I am printing all of them out now, so that we can use them with my daughter who will be entering eighth and for my niece when she enters preschool next year. To print yours, visit Paper Coterie now.

    Little Hands, Big Plans Essay Contest


    Every parent has big dreams for their children. Now Kimberly Clark (the makers of Huggies diapers) and Dollar General have teamed up to help those dreams come true for our children. Two winners a month will win $5,000 to help their children. All parents need to do is put those dreams in writing.

    Visit Huggies Big Plans to complete your entry form today.

    Friday, August 9, 2013

    DG $5/$30 coupon on 08.10.13

                                                 $5 OFF $30 or more at DG on Saturday, 8/10/13

    Dollar General is giving us another great coupon this weekend. Valid Saturday August 10th only, you can receive an additional $5 off your $30 purchase with the printable coupon here or the mobile coupon you can receive when you sign up for text alerts by texting the word "SAVE" to 34898.

    Need great scenario ideas for your trip? Visit my friends at We Use Coupons for ideas and scenarios. Happy Shopping!

    BBW Freebie this weekend!

                             FREE Bath and Body Works Lotion! No Purchase Required!!!

Grab this coupon & Get yours this weekend!

    This weekend only, snag another great freebie from Bath and Body Works. Visit their Facebook page here to learn more. No purchase necessary.

    Mega Swagbucks Day!


    That's right, it's Mega Swagbucks Day once again. Every Friday gives you a chance to earn even more swagbucks, just by doing everyday searches and tasks. If you have not signed up for Swagbucks, check it out today. As little as 450 swagbucks will earn you a $5 Amazon gift card. This is how we are saving for Christmas 2013 for my family!

    Swagbucks is totally FREE to join and you will earn 30 swagbucks just for signing up!

    Yay! It's Friday!

                              Yessss!!!! Makes me happy happy happy :))

    Thursday, August 8, 2013

    Kroger Trip 08.07.13

    I had not been in my Kroger in a while, since they stopped doubling coupons in May actually. Last night I decided I had seen a couple great deals listed here that I might stop by and try to take advantage of. I am so glad I did. My trip went like this:

    4 Crest mouthwash @ $3.99 = $15.96
    4 Gillette Fusion Proglide shave gel @ $2.99 = $11.96
    4 Gillette Satin Care shave gel @ $2 = $8
    4 Gillette Shave gel @ $2 = $8
    3 Reach Deep Clean floss @ $1.99 = $5.97
    1 Oral B stages toothbrush @ $2.47
    1 Reach toothbrush @ $1
    1 Mirra lip brush @ $1
    4 Mentos gum @ $1 = $4

    Total: $58.36

    These sale prices when my Kroger card was scanned had pulled an additional $17.71 off of the items, so my original subtotal was $76.07. The mega sale pulled an additional $20 off my total, so before I started handing over my Qs, I had already saved $37.71.

    Qs used:

    (4) $1.50 Crest = $ 6
    (4) $2 Gillette Fusion Proglide = $8
    (1) $1 Gillette Satin Care = $1
    (3) $.75 Gillette Satin Care = $2.25
    (1) $1 Gillette Shave gel = $1
    (3) $.75 Gillette Shave gel = $2.25
    (1) $1 Reach floss = $1
    (1) $1/2 Reach floss $1 = $1
    (1) $1 Oral B stages = $1
    (1) $1 Reach toothbrush = $1
    (4) $1 Mentos = $4

    Total Qs = $28.50

    Total OOP = $9.86 plus $ 1.32 tax = $11.18

    My receipt reads 87% savings. . . so glad I stopped by, as we were completely out of mouthwash anyway (regular shelf price on those was $5.47 before the sales) and I spent OOP what I would have spent on two bottles and got 2 more and a lot of shaving cream and such. Perhaps my love affair with Kroger is not over after all.

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    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Dollar General Trip 08.04.13

    So it was time to restock the laundry supply, and with the great deal including a $5/$25 promotion on select products this week and a $2 wisk Q expiring on the 4th, it was time to hit DG. This is how it went:

    5 Wisk detergent @ $3.95 = $19.75
    2 Lipton tea bags @ $3 = $6

    Total = $25.75 - $5 automatic savings w/ promo

    Qs used:

    (5) $2 Wisk = $10
    (2) $1 Lipton IP = $2

    Total including tax = $9.73

    At $1.39 per item including tax, makes me super happy to be restocked on detergent. Now if only I could get the laundry to do itself LOL.
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    Saturday, August 3, 2013

    Monsters Cinch Bag
    Right now snag a free Monsters cinch bag when you register for your new Disney Movie Rewards account. Visit Disney Movie Rewards homepage for more information and to register now.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Now you can request McGruff's gun safety materials for use with your child, free of charge. The four part training packet includes:

    1. 1. McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety (grades K-6)
    2. 2. It's Your Call: Playing It Safe Around Guns (grades 6-9)

      3. Firearms Safety Depends On You (general audience)

      4. Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette (general audience)
    Visit the National Shooting Sports Foundation request page here to request your copies now.