Friday, April 30, 2010
The Bellevue Goodwill store is having it's first ever Designer Label event! More than 4,500 items are on sale with brands including: Coach, Versace, 7 for All Mankind and more!
The sale is running today until 9pm and tomorrow from 9:30am to 9pm as well. They plan on re-stocking the shelves as items go so you don't need to be first in line to get the goods either!
Check out all the details HERE!
Personal Note: I do a lot of thrift store shopping and am always on the lookout for great designer bargains that I can use, give away or re-sell but be sure you are on the lookout for counterfeit items. People are generous when donating (especially in the Bellevue area!) but they are a lot more willing to give up a fake pair of 7’s than a real pair… I have found countless fakes at thrift stores before. The people that do the pricing don't always know the difference between a fake and an authentic piece; if it says 7 for All Mankind they price it accordingly whether it's real or not.
If you buy something and aren’t sure if its a fake, leave the Goodwill tag on and keep your receipt then take it to Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, anywhere that sells that brand and have them verify it’s real. If it’s not, Goodwill has a 7 day return policy.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Go HERE to become a fan of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on Facebook. Once you "Like" them a button that says, "Get Your Coupon" and a form will pop up for you to enter your information. You should receive a coupon for a free box or cup of their new Cheddar Explosion in 4 to 6 weeks!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I am back from Las Vegas! Well, actually I got back on Monday afternoon, but it has taken me until TODAY to fully recover and get back to life as usual! My trip was wonderful and so needed; my batteries have been recharged! Plus you will all be pleased to know that of my $300 spending money for the weekend, I only spent $200 and that was a stretch! I was pretty proud of myself with that because I could have SO easily gone overboard being there, everything in Vegas is extravagant and expensive!
At any rate, I am home and back to our weekly routine, and hopefully this means couponing as well! I have been in a couponing rut again the past few weeks but I am hoping that this week I can go through my stash and hit up some stores! This of course would be easier if I had gotten my Sunday paper delivery this week, I was not happy when I got home to find an empty driveway! Plus my mailbox did not have my weekly store ads in it yesterday either, grrr! How am I supposed to get back into saving money if I don't have my valuable resources?!
Just a note: if you miss a delivery of your Sunday paper (and don't get your inserts; those things are like money to me!!) then make sure you call your paper service! They can have a copy delivered to you the next day usually or will for sure give you a credit on your bill for the missed delivery, or both if you are really lucky!
So I hope that you all have a wonderful rest of your week and upcoming weekend! Check back for some more Fabule$$ posts and feel free to email me any great deals you find! I will credit you if you are the first to tell me about it!
Thanks Thrify NW Mom!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Go get some free Philadelphia Cream Cheese Minis at Safeway until Tuesday! This is one of the easiest ways to get free stuff with minimal work!
Buy 5 Philadelphia Minis - $1.49 each
Sub Total: $7.45
- Buy 5, Save $5 instantly promo (-$5)
- Use 5 $0.55/1 blinkie coupons right next to the products!
Final Price: +$0.30 MONEYMAKER!
Worried about them going bad before you can use them? Since they are individually packaged they will stay better longer, mine don't expire til September!
I just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting this weekend as I will be out of town with a bunch of crazy girls having a blast in Las Vegas!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This has been posted about a lot, but just incase you haven't heard: The Dairy Queen Blizzard is turning 25! From now through Sunday, April 25th if you buy one blizzard at regular price, you can get a 2nd for only $.25! NO coupon needed!
Go HERE to sign up for the Blizzard fan club too, you will get 6 BOGO coupons throughout the year! You will also get emails when special deals, like this one, come around!
I know, I know - TERRIBLE for you and I am trying to loose weight not gain it right now, but have you ever had one of those kind of days where a little ice cream just takes care of all of it? I have, therefore I participated in this little birthday celebration and very much enjoyed it!
It's that time of the season again! I am starting to clear out my house of the massive amounts of clutter that somehow accumulate over the course of a year and hold our annual garage sale! We actually held two last year, one at my mom's house in Cashmere, WA in May and one large sale with all of our neighbors here in Kirkland in August with all the leftovers from the first sale + more and we made over $500 (not including everyone else that participated) from the sales!
The "Cul-De-Sac Sale" - August 2009
One of my favorite bloggers (MoneySavingMom.com) just did a great post about how to hold a successful garage sale HERE. If you are thinking of doing a sale this season while the weather is nice, I highly recommend reading this article!
I am a firm believer in stashing things away for garage sales and not throwing things away, this of course drives my husband NUTS! He hates it when he goes to throw an item out and I say, "WAIT! I will save it for the yard sale!" This being the yard sale that will take place 6 months later! Somehow by every spring I have saved and gathered enough items to hold another sale. I am planning on doing this year's over in Cashmere again in a few weeks so I have my work cut out for me!
Whats the most money you have ever made at a garage sale? Or if you have never had one, whats the best deal you have gotten at a garage sale?
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Oh I LOVE all of the eco-friendly samples out right now! Earth Month is so important but also rewarding! Check out these earth friendly freebies out right now:
- Go HERE to request your free Green Genius trash bag. (Thanks Money Saving Mom!)
- Go HERE to request your free sample of Organyc feminine products! (Thanks Good Deal Gal!)
- If you haven't requested your's yet, the Burt's Bees natural toothpaste sample is still available HERE!
- Go HERE to request your free eco-friendly wood stain sample from Sun Frog!
Be on the look out for more great samples and freebies the next few days!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Today's final installment of "Monday Moments" comes from our giveaway winner, Amanda! The photo above is Amanda's favorite way to take a break and relax, by taking long walks on the beach with her husband!
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway over the past few weeks, we had 83 entries! Sadly only one winner could be chosen and Amanda will be receiving her own 4 pack of Starbucks' new bottled frappuccino flavor, Vanilla Light plus a $10 Starbucks gift card!
Please check back often for more Fabule$$ deals, freebies and giveaways!
Check out their Facebook page HERE for the details!
Attn Seattle Area Locals: I called the Bellevue Square retailer to confirm they are participating and they are! She said she had quite a bit in stock but to try and come early if you can, plus all of the Seattle Area Macy's locations are paricipating as well!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thanks Totally Target! Go check out their weekly Target coupon matchups!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
If you live in the Seattle area and like eating out at nice restaurants, this is your week to have a date night! The "week" is actually 10 days long and runs from April 18th through April 29th.
There are over 100 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week and you will receive a 3 course meal for only $25! Plus a lot of the restaurants are offering 3 course lunch prices at $15! This price is per person but often times when you go out to eat at these nice places it is almost impossible to stay under $75.
Check out the website HERE for more information and you can check out their Facebook page HERE for ideas on which places are the best to eat! You can also enter to win a $100 gift certificate to one of the participating restaurants HERE. They will choose 2 winners daily during the 10 days!
Thanks Thrifty NW Mom!
Congratulations goes out to Stephanie who is a Twitter follower! She also wants to try out the Honey Vanilla flavor!
Stephanie has been sent an email and has 24 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen. Thanks again everyone for entering and don't forget you can print a coupon HERE for $0.30 off any Yoplait Greek Yogurt! Keep checking back here for more great deals and Fabule$$ giveaways!
Thanks again to Yoplait and My Blog Spark for providing myself and the winner with the gift packs!
Here is what I bought:
3 boxes of Rasin Bran Extra 75% off of 4.49! ($1.19/box)
-used 3 $1.00 off 1 coupons (can't remember the insert, sorry!)
Final Price: $0.19/box!
Smart Start Cinnamon Rasin 75% off of $4.99 ($1.24/box)
- used $1.00 off Printable
Final Price: $0.24/box!
Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee 75% off $9.49 ($2.37)
- used $1.00/1 coupon
Final Price: $1.37!!
Also bought some natural hair styling cream for $4 - There was a HUGE end cap with a lot of clearance on hair and body care items! I noticed some Gillette shampoos for $2.99 and you can pair that with a $1.00 off 1 coupon from the last P&G insert.
Easter Clearance: 75% off - I got a couple of cute things but there really wasn't much left except some weird candy and empty plastic eggs.
Other grocery items I noticed with 75% off tags: There were more but these are the few I can remember!
- Kellogg's Crispies cereals (rice and coccoa)
- Betty Crocker Warm Delights
- Splenda minis
- Top Ramen ($0.12/each)
- Various canned fruit items
- Bumble Bee tuna in oil
Please remember your milage may vary by store and make sure the items you buy have the yellow clearance tags on them or they might not be the right item on clearance.
Go HERE for the complete list of coupon matchups for Rite Aid good through Saturday (4/17)
Just a reminder, there are a bunch of free and discounted restaurant food opportunities out there today! Check out my list HERE; plus I found out that P.F. Changs is offering 15% off any food purchases today with no coupon needed! I highly recommend making a reservation before going though since I have a feeling it will be busy, everybody will want to go in for their Dan Dan Noodles! You can go make a reservation online HERE!
Our plan: I need to do some shopping for my Las Vegas weekend coming up next week so we are going out to shop, eat dinner out at P.F.'s (got to get my noodle on!) and then possibly pick up our free cupcake bites at Cinnabon! It will be a frugal family outing!
Also another reminder: today is the last day to enter my Yoplait Greek Goddess giveaway and tomorrow is the last day for the Starbucks giveaway. Check out my Current Giveaways page for the links to the posts so you can enter!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here is another great Facebook freebie! Become a fan of Beveri HERE and sign up on the left hand side of their page for a free sample of their organic flaxseed! Check out their website for more info on the products.
Many of you know that I am a big fan of "Green Smoothies or Green Monsters" and I add ground flax to my smoothies every day so I am very excited to receive this sample! You can add flaxseed to anything to give it a little health boost including pancakes, yogurt, etc.
Thanks The Thrifty Mama!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Check out Frugal Living NW HERE for some great ideas/scenarios!
I will try to post a photo of my shopping trip tomorrow for you all to see!
Don't forget to print your $1.00 off bottled Frappuccino coupon HERE!
This week's entry question: Where is your favorite place to get away to when you need to relax? (The spa, the beach, the woods?) Just leave a comment below and you will automatically be entered to win!
Friday, April 9, 2010
I am so excited!
My husband made reservations for us to take a quick little get away to the beach tomorrow night! We are heading out early tomorrow morning and then coming back Sunday morning so I probably won't be available to post deals for the next day and a half or so.
I hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget to enter my two Fabule$$ giveaways while I am away!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Here is how to enter:
Leave a comment on this post with what flavor of the new Greek yogurt you would like to try. (Honey Vanilla, Plain, Strawberry, Blueberry) It is very important that you include your blog link and/or email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact you if you win!
Want extra entries? The first entry is mandatory before all other entries will count, please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1. Subscribe to Fabule$$ly Frugal Mom through your favorite reader, and leave a comment letting me you you are now a subscriber. If you are already a subscriber, leave a comment letting me know you already do!
2. Follow me on Twitter! Leave a comment letting me know you follow.
3. Tweet Tweet! Leave a comment letting me know you have tweeted this message: Enter to win a Yoplait Nourish Your Inner Goddess Gift Pack from @SamanthaWitt http://tinyurl.com/ycr6zqt
4. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog, come back and comment with a link to your post!
That's 5 chances to win! Good Luck Everyone!!
The giveaway will end on Thursday, April 15th at 5:00 PM PST. Entries received after that time are not counted. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond with their information before another winner will be selected. Contest is open to U.S. residents only.
Disclosure: Yoplait through My Blog Spark are sponsoring this giveaway. I also received a Greek Goddess gift pack free of charge to use and review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and the products received for free did not alter my opinions.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Scenario #1: (If you have access to 2 computers)
Buy 3 Starbucks Ice Creams - $2.29 wyb 3
Sub Total: $6.87
- load $2 off 2 e-coupons from Shortcuts HERE. ($2.00 will automatically be deducted when you scan your club card.)
- use 3 $.75/1 printables HERE (you will need access to 2 computers to be able to print 3.)
Final OOP: $2.62 or $.87 each!
Scenario #2: (If you only have access to 1 computer)
Buy 2 Starbucks Ice Cream - $3.29 each
Buy 2 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - $3.29 each
-$3 instant savings wyb 3
Sub Total: $10.16
- load $2 off 2 Starbucks e-coupon
- load $2 off 2 B&J e-coupon
- use 2 $.75 off printables from above
Final Price: $4.66 or $1.17 each
A few weeks back I got a Catalina for $3 off any 3 Starbucks ice cream, so glad I saved it because I was able to get the 3 ice creams pictured above for only $1.87!! Just goes to show that if you are patient and save your coupons you can save even more.
Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!!
If you are a current member, go HERE to request a sample of Pantene!
If you are not yet a member, sign up HERE now!!
Every month loads of free samples, full size products, high value coupons and magazines come through my mailbox! I will give you an update on the first Monday of every month with what came the previous month. I also will post about any great freebies or coupons by mail that I find out there so you can start getting all this great free stuff every month too!
Here's the Breakdown:
- 4 free magazine subscriptions! (Self, Shape, Parents, Rolling Stone)
- Coupon for a free pack of Philadelphia Minis from Kraft First Taste - Sign up for free HERE to receive future offers.
- Free 3-pack sample of Emergen-C - Still available HERE!
- Free sample of Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets + coupon - Still available HERE!
- Free 3-pack sample of Playtex Gentle Glide tampons - Still available HERE!
- Free sample of Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste - Still available HERE!
- Coupon for a free bag of Sun Chips! (Facebook freebie, no longer available.)
- Coupon for a free 4 pack of Yo-plus Yogurt (sorry, no longer available.)
- Free South Beach S'mores Bar + coupon (sorry, no longer available)
- Free Kashi Dark Chocolate, Coconut Bar + coupon (not sure if this is still available, but HERE is a coupon!)
- Free Fiber One 90 Calorie Bar + coupon (no longer available, but print coupons HERE!)
- Free sample of Fakkai Hair creme from Walmart, see available samples HERE.
- Coupon Book from Eat Better America - Join for free HERE!
- High value coupons from Earthbound Farms Organic - I am on their mailing list, check out this post to see if you can get a free shopping bag! Next chance is available tomorrow (4/7)!
- Coupon for a free package of Seventh Generation Baby Wipes from Recycle Bank! Check out some available codes from Deal Seeking Mom HERE!
- Received our annual REI Membership Dividend as well! Go HERE for details on this program, worth it if you do a lot of outdoor sports and camping.
$40 in checks from various online survey companies as well as 2 products for testing! See how I make money by taking online surveys HERE!
Wow! When it's all listed out that is a lot of Fabule$$ Free Stuff! Check back again next month for a photo and list off all the stuff that comes to me in April! What were you excited to get in your mailbox last month?
Monday, April 5, 2010
I liked the new flavor! It's very light and refreshing although not a very strong coffee taste, which I was missing a little. I love that they are only 100 calories for the whole bottle so it makes a great afternoon pick-me-up!
This week's "Monday Moment" is all about family fun time! One of my favorite things to do on the weekends with my family (when it isn't raining here in Seattle!) is go to the local dog park! Everyone, especially our dog Max, always has fun and we usually go out for lunch after. Max gets to run, play with pals, chase a ball and go swimming while the 3 of us get in a little exercise too!
As you know from last week, one lucky Fabule$$ly Frugal Mom reader will win a set of four Vanilla Light Frappuccinos and a $10 Starbucks gift card as well!
You can earn 1 entry per week and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each Monday Moments post with your answer to my question that week! One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, April 16th. The winner will be notified by email and announced here on 4/19. I am hoping that the winner will email me their Monday Moment photo to feature on Monday, April 19th for the final installment!
For this week's entry leave a comment with your answer to the following: What is your favorite way to relax during "Family Time"? This can be you and your kids, you and your spouse, or even extended family as well!
Disclosure - Starbucks is sponsoring this giveaway for one of my readers and also sent me the same items to review and use. No compensation other than the $10 gift card will be received and all opinions and "Monday Moment's" are 100% my own.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Two Winners have been selected and emailed - and the winners are:
Liz - "Love the cheese-stuffed crust pizzas... pepperoni is my fav!"
Amanda - "My favorite pizza is pepperoni from Johnny's Pizza."
Congratulations you two! You both will be receiving 2 coupons for $4 off your next purchase of Digiorno's new Pizza & Breadsticks kits!
Winners have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be selected.
Also, don't forget to enter my Monday Moments giveway! One lucky reader will win a $10 Starbucks gift card and a 4 Pack of Vanilla Light Frappuccino!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
So since it is the 1st of a new month I wanted to remind you that printable coupons have reset and you should go print yours now and save them for some hopefully hot April sales!