Friday, July 30, 2010

Mega Swagbucks Friday!

Happy MEGA Swagbucks Friday to all my "Swagbucker" friends! Don't forget that every Friday you can earn anywhere between 10 and 1000 Swagbucks! I am always hoping to get a big number but the most I have ever gotten is 100!

Haven't joined the Swagbucks nation yet?

It is a free search engine powered by and but with benefits! When you search you rack up points and you can use those points to get gift cards and other prizes. My favorites are the e-certificates for 450 SB or the Starbucks GC's for 1300 SB.

You can also earn Swagbucks by shopping through their online shop & earn section, downloading the special toolbar, codes, friend referrals and much more. Just this year I have redeemed my Swagbucks for $130 in gift cards to Amazon and Starbucks! This is the BEST program out there because its free and super easy because you are doing something you already do, search the internet!

Go HERE to sign up for free now!

{Reader Poll} How much have you earned from Swagbucks this year?! Leave a comment and let us know!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Two Fabule$$ Restaurant Deals!

So while you are out shopping at Target for toys today, why not stop by Buca di Beppo for dinner? Get a free lunch-sized portion of lasagna today only when a small or large sized pasta dish or entree is purchased. Dine-in only, but you can take home the leftovers!

Plus once you have had your fill of lasagna, head over to The Cheesecake Factory to get $1.50 slices for dessert! Good today (7/29) only with coupon that you get from "Liking" them on Facebook HERE. Tomorrow (7/30) is also National Cheesecake Day and you can get 50% off cheesecake slices at The Cheesecake Factory!

Looks like we are going out for dinner tonight!

Target 75% Off Toy Clearance!

Its that time again! Target has a huge portion of their toy section clearance priced at 75% off! Last time I wasn't prepared enough for the sale but this time I went early, knew who I was buying for and got some smokin deals!

Check out what I scored today:

I bought $225 worth of toys for $75! That is a savings of $125!

Some of these toys are items I would have not purchased at full price because of the cost but with this sale I was able to get some really cool, normally pricey toys for my nephews, cousins, friends, baby shower gifts, etc!

I also noticed a large amount of baby items (high chairs, pack & plays, etc.) at a 50% markdown so check the baby areas too for great baby shower gift items!

After this sale, I would say that we are at least 60% done with our 2010 Christmas shopping and at a fraction of the normal costs because of after Christmas and toy clearance sales! I am going to try really hard to use my Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards to pay for the rest of Christmas!

Note: Not every store may be participating in the clearance markdowns so if you live far away from one I recommend calling your store before heading out. Plus I highly recommend you go today as there may not be much left tomorrow. I was playing bumper carts with other deal hunting mamas to get my stuff!

Tip: If it looks like something you may want, put it in your cart! Then before you check out find a corner and go through your cart to pull out anything you may have changed your mind on. Otherwise it may be gone by the time you go back!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free Reusable Lunch Sack from Annies Homegrown

Just in time for back to school!

Annie's Homegrown is offering a free reusable lunch sack when you enter two UPC codes and fill out THIS form! Offer is good until October 31st OR while supplies last and since most of the big money saving blogs have picked this offer up they probably will go QUICK so go dig through your cabinets and pull out some of your Annie's Mac & Cheese! Must be 18 or older, one per household!

Aloette Giveaway Winners!

And FINALLY, here are the 3 lucky winners for the Aloette Giveaway packages! 3 winners were selected through and have been notified via email. Winners each have 24 hours to respond to my email with their shipping addresses before another winner/s will be selected.

Congratulations goes to:

Winner of the Full Size Spa Indulgence product of their choice is: Entry #2: Maria - "The "Spa Indulgence Exfoliating Sugar Scrub" looks yummy. I'm also intrigued by the "Restorative Enzyme Peel"."

Winner of the full sized Hand and Body Silk Lotion is: Entry #21: Tatgiff - "I'd talk about a show too."

Winner of the travel sized Hand and Body Silk Lotion and single Restorative Enzyme Peel application is: Entry #6: Melissa - "The Spa Indulgence sounds awesome."

As I said before, Aloette products are GREAT and the parties are so much fun! Please contact Cynthia through if you would like to host a show in August! The hostess gift for August is the Ageless Science that retails for $210!! That is a FABULE$$ deal!

Stay tuned for more FABULE$$ giveaways coming in the next two weeks!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baskin Robbins: BOGO Coupon

Reader Mary tipped me off to a great list that Crystal from Money Saving Mom posted yesterday HERE with 10 great deals to start your week!

Some of the highlights from that list are:

A BOGO free soft serve ice cream coupon from Baskin Robbins HERE! Expires 8/08/10

Register for a free product from Snkiddidy Snacks HERE!

"Like" The Cheesecake Factory on Facebook HERE and get a coupon for a $1.50 slice of cheesecake on Thursday, July 29th only!

Hope you guys have a great week!
Thanks Mary and Crystal!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fred Meyer: Free Pasta + Cheap Berries!

Fred Meyer has a couple of good deals this week worth mentioning! Prices are good through Saturday, 7/31. Load e-coupons directly to your rewards card HERE! Plus until August 14th, if you transfer a prescription to your Fred Meyer pharmacy, they will load $25 onto your card for FREE groceries!

Organic Blueberries - $1.67/pint!
Organic Strawberries - $1.67/lb!

Tillamook Shredded Cheese - $1.00/bag with in-ad coupon (There is a much better deal on the Kraft shredded cheese at QFC this week, as low as $.11/bag! I will try to post this deal today.)

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta - $1.00/box
-use $1.00 off 1 coupons from recent Parents Magazine issues
-use $.75 off Printable
Final Price: FREE to $.25/box!!

I also found a couple of Fabule$$ deals in the clearance bins today that I had to share with you guys. YMMV by store, there is no guarantee that your store will have the same clearance pricing or items on clearance.

Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit - $9.79
- on clearance for $5.79
- used $2.00 off coupon
Final Cost: $3.79!

30 Big Rolls Charmin TP - $16.99
- clearance priced at $8.49
- used $1.00 off coupon from P&G year of savings coupon booklet
- used $3.00 off Fred Meyer e-coupon
Final Price: $4.49! That is $.14/double roll!

Don't forget you can still play the Summer of Savings instant win game! Last week I scored a free package of Johnsonville Brats!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Aloette Giveaway Update!

Hi Guys!

I just got word from Cynthia with Aloette that we can open up the giveaway Nationwide! That means that anyone in the United States can enter to win one of three great prizes! The giveaway will still end on Tuesday, July 27th at 5:00 PM PST. To enter you must go to and check out the products, then come back here and leave a comment on the giveaway post HERE stating which product you would like to try! Plus if you are a WA state resident you can still get a 2nd entry by stating that you would be interested in hosting an Aloette Party at your home!

Don't forget about the Aloette Summer BOGO sale going on through July 31st as well!

Good Luck!

Trader Joes: Cheap Basil Plants!

Check out the beautiful basil plant I picked up at Trader Joes this afternoon for only $2! I was super excited to see these so cheap because their usual price is $3.99. This is a FABULE$$ deal on fresh basil! I would recommend calling your store before going just to make sure that the pricing is good at every store.

I whipped up a large batch of my basil pesto sauce for a pasta salad dish that I am making for my grandpa's memorial service reception on Friday so I actually ended up buying two plants just in case one doesn't make it past my harvesting! (For some reason, I am not very good at keeping basil plants alive!) I did just find out though that as long as you keep the bottom two leaves on the stem that it will continue to grow and sprout new stems!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Over the past weekend my family suffered a huge loss. My grandpa was a wonderful man and he will be very sorely missed. I pretty much grew up in my grandparents home and will never forget my childhood memories of going to the river every day in the summer and hiking up to the ditch with my grandpa! The photo above is him holding my 9 day old daughter two years ago, it was one of the happiest memories I have along with countless more.

Please understand that I probably won't be posting much, if at all, the rest of this week as we will be preparing and having the memorial service. As a result, I am also extending the Aloette giveaway to next Tuesday, July 27th at 5:00 PM PST. The entries for that giveaway are very very low and there will be 3 winners selected so please go enter, you have a great chance of winning! Please note: It is open to all of WA state and there is no obligation to buy anything or have a show.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SAFEWAY: 2 Fabule$$ Promos!

By combining e-coupons and paper coupons with a store promotion today I was able to score some great stuff for VERY cheap! My total before my club card, coupons and catalinas was $49.84 and I paid $17.82 OOP + got a $2.00 Catalina; About 70% savings! Needless to say I am WAY stocked up on ice cream and cereal for a while now!

General Mills Promo: Buy 4, Save $4 + get a FREE box of Nature Valley Granola Bars

My Transaction:
1 Box Honey Nut Cheerios
1 Box Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
2 Boxes Golden Grahams (My husband LOVES these!)
1 Box Nature Valley Bars
Sub-Total: $7.96 - not factoring in cost of Granola bars since they were free.
- used 2 $1.00 off 2 GM cereal paper coupons
- used $.50 off any box of Nature Valley bars paper coupon
- register deducted an additional $4.30 in e-coupons that I pre-loaded on my Safeway card from Shortcuts and Cellfire.
Final Price OOP for 4 boxes of cereal and one box of granola bars: $1.16! Works out to be $.23/box for 5 boxes!

If you want to do this deal too, there are a few printable coupons for GM cereals and Nature Valley bars HERE and HERE! Plus don't forget to load as many e-coupons onto your card as you can! I actually was paid $2.00 for those granola bars with the coupons I used!

Ice Cream Promo: Mix & Match, each item only $1.99 wyb 3 (Breyers, Klondike, Popsicle, B&J & Starbucks) + Catalina Deal on B&J ice cream: Buy 4, get a $2.00 Catalina!

My Transaction:
4 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
2 Starbucks Ice Cream
Sub-Total before coupons: $11.94
- $1.00 off 2 Starbucks Ice Cream Printable (Get a $.75 off 1 coupon HERE!)
- $1.00 off 2 B&J from Dairy Coupon Booklet
- $.75 off 1 B&J Catalina coupon
- $1.00 off 2 Starbucks e-coupon loaded at
Total OOP: $8.19, plus received a $2.00 Catalina! Works out to be $1.03 each!

I was also able to find a few great 50% off clearance deals today including some organic chicken, yo-baby yogurt and some steak!

These prices are good through Tuesday, July 20th. Prices sometimes vary by location so definitely check your local ad before making a special trip!

This transaction is one that I came up with for these two promos, but there are a TON more ways you can make this work for you and your families needs! If you need some more ideas on scenarios just let me know, maybe I can help!

Peet's Coffee & Tea: $2.00 Freddo Fridays

Participating Peet's Coffee locations are offering their medium sized frozen beverages called Freddos at only $2.00 each every Friday in July! I used to work at Peet's a few years ago and let me tell you, their Freddos are SO good!

PLUS, if you go in tomorrow, July 16th, you will also get a free sample of Somersault Snacks! Check out the details on their Facebook page HERE!

Find a Peet's Coffee & Tea near you HERE. There are several locations in the Seattle area!

Red Mango: Key Lime Coupon!

From now through 8/31, use the above coupon to get $1.00 off Red Mango's newest Key Lime Pie flavor! Go HERE to print!

Find a location nearest to you HERE and when you go make sure you pick up a Club Mango card. You will get a free $5 reward for every 500 points you earn plus you will get 500 points for free on your birthday, which means FREE Fro-Yo!

My family and I LOVE us some Red Mango! My favorite is the Madagascar Vanilla with mochi and strawberries; It's Delish! I am super excited that Redmond Town Center is getting one this fall too.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hurry! Free Ice Cream at Top Foods Today!

Hooray for FREE Ice Cream! Today only from 2-6 pm PST you can get a free package of Haggen ice cream treats with THIS coupon! Your options are: orange cream bars, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches or neopolitan ice cream sandwiches.

Valid 7/14/2010 only from 2pm to 6pm; while supplies last and no rainchecks! So probably go sooner rather than later just to make sure you get yours!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

{GIVEAWAY} Aloette BOGO Summer Sale!

Have you heard of Aloette before? They are a great company that sells skincare and makeup products made from pure aloe vera gel and other natural botanical ingredients. My friend, Cynthia, is an Aloette consultant who does home shows in the Seattle area and has a website you can shop online at!

I am sure that most of you have had a home show before whether it be candles, makeup, kitchenware, etc. In my personal opinion, Aloette has the best! Get your girlfriends together for an evening of fun with games, pampering, one on one consultations and sampling of Aloettes products. At my last show we did a "Foot Spa Party"! Every guest brought their own bucket and we got to pamper our tootsies with the new organic Spa Indulgence line!

Plus as a hostess you get amazing benefits including free and super discounted products. The photo above is all of the products I got from my last show, $180 worth of products for only $20!

From now through July 31st, Aloette has a BOGO sale going on!

Buy any product for less than $50, receive a 2nd of the same product for only $5!

Buy any product for more than $50, receive a 2nd of the same product for only $10!

There are 3 Fabule$$ ways you can take part in this sale:

1. You can shop online at

2. You can contact Cynthia directly and also get BOGO FREE makeup, which is not available online.

3. You can host a show at your home and get free products as well!


UPDATE: This giveaway is now available to ANYONE in the U.S.A.!! See the update info HERE! Good Luck!!

Cynthia has offered to do a 3 level giveaway to my readers!

One winner will receive a sample pack including a travel-sized tube of the Hand & Body Silk Lotion and one application of the Restorative Enzyme Peel!

One winner will receive a full sized bottle of the Hand & Body Silk Lotion!

One winner will receive their choice of a full sized Spa Indulgence product!

The giveaway will start today (7/13) and is open to United States residents. The winners will be selected on Tuesday, July 27th at 5:00 pm PST. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address before another winner will be selected.

{How to Enter}

To enter the giveaway simply go to and look at their extensive product line, then come back here and leave a comment with which products you would be excited to try! Make sure you include your email address so that I can contact you if you win.

WA STATE RESIDENTS: Want a 2nd entry? Leave a 2nd comment below stating that you would be interested in hosting an Aloette home show with your friends in the near future along with your email address!

Good Luck!

*Disclosure: Aloette Consultant, Cynthia Xamonthiene is sponsoring this giveaway. All statements and opinions made in this post are my own and no one else's. I have not personally received any compensation or products for my time or personal use.

Target: CHEAP Clothing!

First off, sorry for the image quality; I was feeling lazy this morning so I just took the photo with my phone camera! has released some Fabule$$ high value printable clothing coupons!

- $5.00 off any C9 by Champion apparel item
- $1.00 off any Hanes apparel item
- $2.00 off any Women's Merona Top
- $3.00 off any Merona Handbag
- $3.00 off any Men's Merona Top

I took this stack of coupons with me on my Target trip last night and was able to score the above gym shorts for FREE because they were on clearance for $4.98! My store had 2 racks full of C9 products on clearance markdowns so if you aren't looking for shorts you can probably find a cute top or get a 3 pack of socks for only $1!

I also found some Merona t-shirts on clearance for $2.50, meaning with the other coupon I got a T for $.50!

Target has a lot of clearance going on right now, your mileage will vary by store but if you are going it is worth checking out!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Free Sample: Goodnites Underwear!

Here is a free sample I am excited about! We are in the middle of what I have decided to call, "Project Potty Train" with my 2 1/2 year old and things are going pretty well so far! We are still using diapers/trainers overnight though. Sign up HERE to receive a free sample of GoodNites Underwear!

Thanks Thrifty NW Mom!

Mailbox Monday: June Freebies!

Sorry this Mailbox Monday post is a week late but things have been pretty crazy around here lately. I hope to get things back to normal again here soon though. June was actually a pretty slow month freebie-wise, it seemed like most days there was no love from the mailbox!

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! This week I am highlighting all the things that came to me in the month of June!
Here is the short breakdown of what came!

- 4 Free Magazine Subscriptions: Martha Stewart, Shape, Self and Parents

- Free Pedometer from Nature Made. Sorry offer is no longer available but you can sign up for a free sample of their Chewable Vitamin D HERE!

- Free sample of Green Genius Biodegradable Trash Bags! Sign up HERE to become a "Treehead" and get a free sample too!

- Free sample pack of Pampers Cruisers and Crystal Light + lots of coupons from Vocalpoint! Free program, sign up HERE to receive future offers!

- I also received a full sized box of Nabisco 100 Calorie packs with an additional free sample of Crystal Light, but to be honest, I have no idea when or where I signed up to get this!

Check back again next month for a photo and list off all the stuff that comes to me in July! It is already looking like a better month of freebies! I have already gotten some great Walmart and EOS samples!

What were you excited to get in your mailbox last month?

TODAY ONLY! $10 off a $10 Purchase at Famous Footwear!

If you are headed out and about today, this coupon may be worth a stop at a Famous Footwear near you! Go to their Facebook page HERE and "like" them to get this exclusive coupon good for $10 off a $10 or more shoe purchase! This could mean a free or almost free pair of shoes if you find some good clearance!

There are a few restrictions on the coupon so make sure you read it carefully and make sure your coupon prints with a bar code. Expires today (7/12)!! Find your closest store HERE.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Free Slurpees Tomorrow!

Most of you have probably already heard about this so this can be a reminder or news! Tomorrow (7-11) you can get a free 7.11 oz Slurpee in honor of their birthday!

Check out the details HERE!

And the Winners Are...

Congratulations goes out to Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama for winning the $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway! We had an impressive number of entries for this giveaway, thanks to everyone who entered!! Tasha is going to be getting a new Spiralizer with her gift certificate!

Hannah was the winner of the $15 Walmart gift card from the Febreeze Home Collection Giveaway! She would like to try the Cherry Blossom Whimsy Flameless Luminary and also is a Twitter follower! Thanks to all 63 entrees for this giveaway as well!

I have an exciting giveaway coming up for local Washingtonians very soon so stay tuned and have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Healthy Kid's Snacks Printable Coupons!

Mambo Sprouts is one of my favorite places to get coupons for natural and organic products! Right now there are a couple of printables available that are great for kid's snacks!

Go HERE to print $1.00 off 1 box of Clif Twisted Fruit or Z Bars (USDA Organic). You can also get a coupon for Buy 2, Get one free Stretch Island Fruit Co. These are dried fruit leather like my grandma used to make and the only ingredient is fruit! There is also a $.75 off R.W. Knudsen Family organic juice coupon as well.

You should be able to print 2 of each coupon per computer!

There is also a $.50 off 1 printable available for Goldfish Crackers HERE! The whole grain variety is actually pretty tasty and doesn't have HF corn syrup! The coupon will probably go fast though so hurry on that one!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Febreze Home Collection Review {Giveaway}

Febreze has recently released two new products for their Home Collection: The Flameless Luminary and the New No-Spill Wood Diffuser. I recently had the chance to try both of these new products and was very impressed by their look, scent and functionality!

The Flameless Luminary:

"Turn heads with the soft flickering glow of a Flameless Luminary. Once you have a reusable base, changing scents is as easy as changing shades."

These little things are so neat! They are small in size and look like something you would have bought at a home decor store. The shade designs are very modern and pretty plus smell wonderful! Scents come in Cherry Blossom Whimsy, Honeysuckle Orchid, Willow Blossom, Green Tea Citrus, Pomegranate Mango and Cranberry Pear, each with a different shade design and color. The scent fills an entire room in no time! I did have to move it to my dining room away from my coffee table because when you sit right next to it the smell can be a bit overwhelming after a long period of time.

The base has a flickering light so when you have a shade on it looks like there is a candle burning in there but you don't have to freak out when your 2 year old picks it up because it is not hot and there is no risk of fire or spilled wax getting on the rug! The base also is programed to shut off after 4 hours to save battery life and so that you don't need to pick it up and turn off the switch every time.

The No-Spill Wood Diffuser:

"When you live with children and pets, accidents happen. Luckily the No-Spill Diffuser with WoodWick® ambiance makes spills a thing of the past. Good looking and thoughtful, too — it’s exactly what you’ve been looking for."

Oh my how the above statement is true. "Accidents Happen" and when you have small children they happen A LOT! I have been wary of getting a wood diffuser for my house for a while for fear that Naomi will come out of the bathroom covered in pleasantly smelling oil!

I actually put this diffuser with the Honeysuckle Orchid scent in her bedroom! (on her tall dresser where she can't reach it of course!) The smell is very mild so it gives her room a fresh and sunny day kind of feeling which is great for when the batteries on the diaper pail filter go out and we realize we are out of D batteries! (Yes, that really happened!)

I liked this better than traditional diffusers because of the fact that there is no exposed oil and the scent is not overpowering.

For more information on the Febreze Home Collection products, please visit them on Facebook or at



Febreeze through My Blog Spark have graciously provided me with a $15 Walmart gift card to giveaway to one lucky Fabule$$ly Frugal Mom reader so they can purchase one or both of the above new products!

How To Enter: Simply leave a comment letting us know which Febreze Home Collection product you would buy with your gift card! Please include your name and email address so I can notify you if you win!

Extra Entries: You can receive up to 4 more entries to the giveaway! The first one above is mandatory, please leave a separate comment including your email address for each entry.

1 - Subscribe to my blog through your favorite reader and leave a comment letting me know you are a new subscriber or a current subscriber!

2 - Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you are a follower!

3 - Tweet the phrase below and leave a comment letting me know you did!

"Enter the Febreze Home Collection Giveaway from @SamanthaWitt!"

4 - Blog about my giveaway on your blog, leave a comment with the link where I can see it!

Giveaway will start today (7/1/2010) and end at 5:00 PM PST on Friday (7/9/2010). One winner will be chosen at random and emailed. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email before another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!!

Disclosure: The Febreze products and the $15 Walmart gift card to give away were provided to me by Febreze through MyBlogSpark. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation.

Qdoba: Kids Eat Free This Weekend!

As you probably know by now, I am a HUGE Qdoba fan! One of my good friends and I eat there together for lunch at least once a week and I swear that one of my daughter's first words was "Doba" haha! They have excellent food and an excellent loyalty card program which has provided me with countless free burritos over the past few years!

Seattle area locations are offering a free kid's meal with the purchase of any entree this weekend from 7/3 to 7/5! It is for kids under 12 and the entree must be purchased by an adult. No coupon necessary! Other locations may be participating but it is always a good idea to call your restaurant ahead of time to double check if you are making a special trip.

Oh and if you want to get your own Qdoba card, which I highly recommend, pick up a card at the restaurant, register at home and next time you go in you will get free chips and salsa! Plus every 11th entree is free and you will receive periodic BOGO offers throughout the year!

Free Lettuce Wraps at P.F. Changs!

From now thru July 31st, P.F. Changs is offering everyone in America a free order of Lettuce Wraps with the purchase of an entree!

Go HERE to get the coupon sent to your email inbox!

We went last night after going fireworks shopping because I am seriously addicted to their Dan Dan Noodles and Crispy Honey Chicken! The photo is of Naomi attempting to use her kiddie chop sticks! We were able to use the coupon plus our Warrior Card to get an extra 10% off the rest of our meal so we ended up saving just over $10 and we have a ton of leftovers!

Speaking of fireworks, go HERE to submit your info and get a coupon for $10 off any $50 purchase at a TNT Fireworks stand! (Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!)