Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thanks Cha Ching on a Shoestring!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Go HERE and HERE to print $.75 off 1 coupons for Goldfish Crackers!
Stack these high value coupons with a sale or some doublers and you've got yourself some very cheap crackers! My daughter LOVES Goldfish, so when I can get them for cheap I stock up! A couple of weeks ago the bags were on sale 10 for $10 at Fred Meyer so with this coupon I was able to score them for $.25 per bag!
Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Excedrin Menstrual Complete is on sale at Walgreens this week for $2.50, and you will receive a $2 Register Rewards coupon after you pay! This means that if you have the free coupon you will actually make $2.50!
If you don't have the free coupon you can still get this for free plus a little overage though. Use THIS $1 off printable coupon. Pay $1.50 out of pocket and receive the $2 RR!
Thanks Money Saving Mom for the tip!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
As you probably know by now, I am a HUGE fan of Swagbucks! I had never even heard of it before May of 2009 and just in the last 9 months I have earned enough Swagbucks to get $120 worth of gift cards to Starbucks, Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Plus that doesn't even include what I have in my account now that I haven't cashed in yet.
Haven't heard of Swagbucks yet? Basically it pays you to search the internet! Yes - you get paid in gifts and prizes for doing something you already do!
Swagbucks is a free service powered by Google.com and Ask.com and every time you do a search through Swagbucks.com you have the chance of winning "Swagbucks". Set it as your homepage and use it for your searches. Every so often when you search a little box will pop up that looks like a dollar bill and tells you how many SB's you have won, usually anywhere from 1 to 1 Swagbucks.
As you accumulate Swagbucks you can earn different rewards and prizes, for example: 45 Swagbucks will earn you a $5 Amazon.com e-gift card! It is literally one of the easiest things I have ever done to earn money.
There are several other ways to earn Swagbucks besides just searching the internet.
Friend Referrals: Get your friends to sign up for an account using your referral link and Swagbucks will give you a swagbuck for every swagbuck they earn up to 100.
Codes: "The Swag Guy" will periodically give out codes through Facebook, Twitter, Swagbucks Blog and their toolbar. Find the codes, enter them on the Swagbucks homepage and you earn the bucks!
Mega Swagbucks Fridays:
Fridays are "Mega-Swagbucks" day. This means that occaisionally when you search you may get the normal 1 to 3 swagbucks but you might see a 5, 10, 20 up to 100 Swagbucks winner! The most I have gotten on a Friday is 10 but I have seen people get 100 too.
Now here is the reason I am doing this post:
Tomorrow (2/25) Swagbucks is turning 2! According to The Krazy Coupon Ladies, they are celebrating by offering up triple swagbucks all day, several codes and offering new users a 6 swagbuck sign up bonus! So go HERE tomorrow and sign up, you won't regret it!
As always, feel free to email me if you have any questions about this program!!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Kraft Cheese (shreds or blocks) – $2
Use $1/2 from the 1/24 SmartSource Insert or $1/2 blinkie coupon from Safeway
Stack with $1/1 Target printable
Final Price: $0.50 each!
Thanks Money Saving Mom!
Also, there was an end cap at my store today that had V-Day items on 90% off clearance. There was not much left except some kiddie cards and a few strange looking candy items, I was hoping for something a little better but oh well, maybe your store will have something better. I am assuming that this sale will not last but more than a day or two as everything is being cleared out for Easter and outdoor items.
For the other great Target freebies, coupon match-ups and gift card deals this week check out Stretching a Buck's post HERE.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Our Cost Breakdown:
Another big savings area was that we had no dump costs. Usually with a remodel you have a lot of stuff to get rid of that you have to take to the landfill. With the awesome power of craigslist we were able to have someone else come and take away all the old stuff for nothing! We simply took the vanity, sink, counter and mirror up to the curb and listed a FREE ad on craigslist with our address. By this morning everything was gone! We have 1 bag of garbage to send with the garbage truck tomorrow and a bunch of cardboard to send with the recycling truck and that's it!
And Now for the After shots!!
Every day at 10 am PST/1 pm EST they open the form to the first 10,000 people who sign up. They are doing this every day until April 30th or until they give away 500,000 pens. So if you don't get it today you can try again tomorrow. Also, the limit is one per person so you can have your spouse sign up for one too.
Go HERE to sign up!
Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for the extra details about this great giveaway!
Friday, February 19, 2010
At any rate, we will be working on the bathroom a lot over the next couple of days and hopefully when we are not doing that we will be outside enjoying our family time and the sun and not sitting inside on the computer!
If any super hot deals pop I will post about them in the evenings probably but I just wanted to let everyone know that I won't be online as much as usual! As always, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want to let me know about any Fabule$$ deals you have come across!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
That being said, our cute little home needs a little work. Since moving in we have done several projects including new windows, wood floors and a bath remodel! We are hoping to round out the projects by putting in new laminate countertops (looks like granite, less than 1/2 the cost!) and re-vamping our master bath.
We pre-ordered our countertops and will be getting those installed on March 12th. (I'll do a before and after post when that time comes.)
For now, here are a couple before pics of our bathroom!
I had the opportunity to try these through Kraft First Taste and they are pretty yummy!
Thanks Money Saving Mom!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
If you haven't gone to Fred Meyer to pick up your free Purex detergent yet you may want to do it by tomorrow. According to a few online sources, they are going to be pulling the Catalina coupon pretty soon. Sometimes people get a little excited when they hear about getting basic necessities for free and apparently someone went and cleaned out Cincinnati of 800 bottles of Purex. That is just ridiculous in my opinion! Check out Frugal Living NW for more details.
Personally, I went to Fred Meyer tonight to pick up a couple of bottles. I was excited to get my Red Plum insert in the mail today because in it was a buy one get one free Purex coupon!
If you are currently a member, sign in HERE and print your coupon for a totally free Deluxe Fragrance Sampler! I plan on picking up mine this weekend!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here is a photo of my haul from shopping at Albertsons and Safeway today. I could have gotten a lot more but it would have required multiple transactions and since I have been sick with a nasty bug the past few days I just wasn't feeling up to it.
Albertsons: Total Spent $7.16
Bought more Angel Soft TP, 2 packs of ground turkey and 2 boxes of pasta using coupons and doublers. Total Savings: $15.68! Today is the last day to use doublers and get this weeks sale prices so hurry in to make the most out of your coupons! Check out my post HERE to see doubler ideas.
With both of my Albies shopping trips this week I am now stocked on TP for a couple of months, got 4 free boxes of pasta, 3 free packs of tuna and a slammin deal on some ground turkey!
Bought 6 Free Right Guard Deodorants, 1 pint of creamer using a free coupon from Facebook, Organic Bananas and clearance priced pre-marinated chicken for $1.90. Total Savings: 84%, $21.48! Check out my post HERE on how to get stocked up on free deodorant!
Either later today or tomorrow I am heading to Fred Meyer to get some free Purex detergent and a few other grocery staples that we need. The grocery store ads for the next week come out today so I am anxious to see what I'll get for free or super cheap this week!
Monday, February 15, 2010
**Update** I was able to get a bunch of free deodorants today at my Safeway and according to Thrifty NW Mom, the sale is good through 2/23 so there is lots more time to stockpile your husband's deodorant for the year! I know I will go back as soon as I can get some more coupons printed!!
I'm sorry I didn't post about this awesome deal last week. It completely slipped my mind and now tomorrow is the last day to make it work so hurry and print your coupons tonight!
Sign up HERE for a free sample of Purex Complete 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets!
Sign up HERE for a free sample of Fekkai Glossing Cream from Wal-Mart! (Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!)
Sign up HERE for a free sample of Tide Febreeze Freshness laundry detergent! (Note: if you signed up for the free Pampers Cruisers a couple of weeks ago you won't be able to sign up for this right now. Try again after March 1st.) Thanks Money Saving Mom!
Sign up HERE for your free samples of Emergen-C! Just click on the free samples tab!
Buy 2 Purex Detergent @ $1.99 each with in-ad coupon
Use 2 $.35 off 1 coupons from 1/10 Red Plum insert
2 $.35 off 1 Printables HERE (must email a friend to get your coupon for Natural Elements only)
Final Price: $3.28 for 2 bottles, get back a $4 Catalina for buying 2!
Buy the 50 oz bottles to make sure the catalinas print properly.
That is like being PAID $.72 to buy this detergent!
If you are loyal to a certain brand or have skin conditions that require you to use a special detergent, consider buying this and donating to a local shelter. One of the amazing benefits to couponing is being able to share your bounty with others. Think of the family in need who would greatly benefit from some free laundry detergent you donated!
Thanks Frugal Chic Living!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
What fun things are you doing for your kids today?
Friday, February 12, 2010
Buy 2 boxes, $2.00
- use $1.00 off 2 coupon from the 1/31 Red Plum insert
Final Price: $1.00 ($.50 per box!)
This works out to be $.02/bag for the quart size and $.03/bag for the gallon size, a great stock up price!
Unfortunately my Red Plum inserts come in my mailbox vs. my Sunday paper so I only have access to one of these inserts per week otherwise I would have stocked up with about 4 more boxes! I am not sure how long long these will be on price cut but you can probably buy more coupons on eBay if you are building your stockpile.
Also at Target through tomorrow (2/13), Coffee-Mate Creamer (16 oz.) is on sale for $1.50, if you use the $.75 off printables from HERE (print 2 per computer) you can get these for $.75/bottle. I usually am able to get even better prices on these at Albertsons using doublers but right now they are $3.49 per 32 oz bottle so with a doubler it would be $1.99 per bottle making Target the place to get creamer this week.
Ruby's Diner: Free Milkshake with Coupon (Thanks FreeSnatcher!)
Buca di Beppo: Use THIS $10 off coupon and also get FREE Chocolate Covered Strawberries!
Baja Fresh: Buy One, Get One Free Coupon for becoming a fan on Facebook HERE! (Thanks Coupon Cravings!)
Outback Steakhouse: $10 off your next purchase with ANY order. Plus a free Tim McGraw Download! (Thanks Thrifty NW Mom!)
Creme Brulee Kids Consignment Sale - Big sale, great deals on childrens clothing and equipment. At Pickering Barn in Issaquah. (Thanks again Thrifty NW Mom!)
REI Winter Clearance - Save up to 30% on ski and snowboard equipment! Go HERE for details.
IKEA - Kids eat free this weekend! Go HERE for details!
Other codes that are possibly still active:
DVDATWAG (works only at Walgreens locations)
Plus if you sign up for Redbox emails you will get a code for a free 1 night rental as well! Sign up HERE!
Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Go HERE to take a 1 question quiz and see if you qualify! If you have used it before (and say so in the quiz) then you can print a coupon for $2 off.
Thanks Thrifty NW Mom!
Purchase $50 worth of qualifying P&G products between February 1st and April 15th, 2010, send in your receipts with the original items and prices circled and receive $100 worth of coupons in the mail!
Check out all the Fabule$$ details HERE. It should be pretty easy to reach the $50 as it is BEFORE tax and coupons! For those of us that buy Luvs or Pampers diapers this will be a very easy $50 to get to!
Here are some of the brands that qualify and a link to the rest:
Check out this list HERE.
Thanks for the heads up Cha Ching on a Shoestring!
Final Price Paid Out of Pocket: $5.98 + Tax
End-Cap Clearance Items: I always always check the clearance sections at any store I go to. You never know what treasures you are going to find on markdown and you can use coupons on these items! Last week and this week I scored a ton of free GE lightbulbs using the coupons from last months Smart Source inserts (I won't be needing any lightbulbs for a couple of years now!). Here are some items I saw on the clearance end-caps today: Purex 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets, Glade Scented Candle Holders, Secret Deodorant, Revlon Makeup, Toilet Paper and other various items. Pair these with coupons and get a smokin' deal!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Did you notice in your Albertsons ad for the week that there were 3 doubler coupons on the front page? Here are a couple of scenarios for you: (please double check your store's ad before making a special trip as prices vary by region. These prices seem to be good throughout WA state.)
Ronzoni Smart Taste or Healthy Harvest Pasta - on sale $1.00 each
- use $1.00/2 Printable HERE or HERE
- use 1 doubler
Final Price: 2 Boxes FREE!
ALL Laundry Detergent, 100 oz. (64 Load) - on sale $7.99
- use $1 off 1 Printable
- use 1 doubler
Final Price: $5.99 (works out to be $.09/load; that's cheaper than Costco.)
Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 12 Double Roll - on sale $4.99
- use $1.00 off 1 Printable
- use 1 doubler
Final Price: $2.99 (also much cheaper than Costco!)
Activia 4-Pack Yogurt - on sale $1.99
- use $1.00 off 1 coupon from 2/7 Smart Source Insert
- use doubler
Final Price: FREE!
For more ideas on using your doublers check out Frugal Chic Living!
I will try and update you all with some photos of the free stuff I get at Albertsons this week, feel free to send me an email with your photos and savings too and I'll do a big photo post of all of your Fabule$$ Albertsons savings!
P.S. Most Albertsons store have extra ads up front at the registers. While you can only use 3 per transaction, take your loot out to your car and come back in for more! (or take your hubby shopping with you to do a transaction or two also!)
Monday, February 8, 2010
Buca di Beppo gives you a free Buca-Sized cupcake anytime during your birthday week. (within 7 days) As you can see from the photo above, Naomi really enjoyed her's!! Check out their website and sign up for their e-club to get coupons in your email and sweeten your birthday savings!
Sign up for The Old Spaghetti Factory's kid's club HERE and get a coupon via email to use for a free kid's meal! (Valid the whole month of your child's birthday)
Join the Red Robin e-club and get a FREE burger on your birthday!
Join Petsmart's Petperks club and your pet will receive a birthday card and coupon for a free toy!
Join Geoffrey's Birthday Club at Toys 'R Us and your child will receive a birthday card + a treat for their birthday! Naomi's card contained a $3 off any purchase of $3 or more coupon!
Join Sephora's Beauty Insider Club and receive a free treat in your birthday month. I got a free bubble bath last year!
One of my favorite sites for birthday freebies is: FreeBirthdayTreats.com. This site has listings by state of freebies and discounts for you, your kids and even your pets!
Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste
I love most Burt's Bees products, so I am excited to try this out! As I have said many times before, signing up for free samples not only provides a fun trip to the mailbox almost everyday but it also allows you to try new products that you wouldn't necessarily buy without trying first.
Thanks Money Saving Mom!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Should be able to print 2 of each coupon per computer.
Coupons.com (HOT new toy coupons! Several stores doing toy clearances right now so this would be a great time to print these and stock up on some Christmas and birthday gifts!)
Load coupons directly to your store loyalty cards and the coupon is deducted at the register automatically!
There were some reports around the blogosphere that most of the Albertsons stores had been informed by Quaker that the $1/1 Instant Oatmeal coupons were fakes so most stores were not accepting them. I printed all of my coupons directly from the Quaker website from as many computers as I could get my hands on so I knew that they weren't fraudulent. I thought, why not, I'll give it a shot and if they won't accept them then so be it. My store in Woodinville took all 5 with no questions asked! YAY! That means I got 5 FREE boxes of instant oatmeal!
Here is the rest of my transaction using the doublers:
Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chips x 4 - on sale 2 for $5
Skippy Natural Peanut Butter x 2 - on sale 2 for $3
Digiorno 200 Calorie Pizza - on sale for $3.00
Sub Total: $16
Used in-ad Skippy coupon for $1 off 2
Used 2 $1.00 off 2 Nestle Printables
Used 3 doublers
Used a Get One Free coupon for Digiorno from Kraft First Taste
Final Cost: $7.00 for 12 Items (including the oatmeal)!!
I have to admit my last few trips to Albertsons have not been pleasant. I seem to always get a cashier that hates coupons and the people that bring them in or I find unstocked shelves so I was not optimistic about this trip either. I was so happy with the outcome today and I think it is that I went to a different store than I usually do. The shelves were stocked well and the cashiers were very nice and willing to help out. I am going to shop at this new location from now on!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Every month loads of free samples, full size products, high value coupons and magazines come through my mailbox! I plan on giving 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! Shape, Self, Rolling Stone and Parents
Free 2010 Calendar from Eat Better America - Sign up free HERE! (Calendar offer no longer available)
3 Pack of Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers + $3.00 Off Coupon - Still Available HERE!
Free 3 pack Sample + Travel Case of OB Tampons and 2 coupons - Still Available HERE!
Seventh Generation Dryer Sheets sample + Coupon (sample offer no longer available)
Starkist Tuna Coupon from Vocalpoint - Sign up to receive future free samples and coupons from Vocalpoint HERE
Coupon for a FREE Digiorno 200 Calorie Pizza from Kraft First Taste - Offer no longer available but sign up for Kraft First Taste to receive future promotions!
Coupon for a Free pair of panties from Victoria's Secret - Sign up for VS Pink Nation HERE
4 Coupons for Free General Mills Cereal courtesy of My Blog Spark! If you run a blog, definitely sign up for this company!
Coupon for a Free 4-Pack of Fiber One Yogurt! (no longer available)
$25 gift cards for Regal Cinemas and Bucca di Beppo from our Discover Card Cashback Rewards program
$5 Panera Bread gift card, received for taking an online survey
$12 in checks for surveys completed from Pinecone Research! Not currently accepting new members, I will post next time they are, this is my FAVORITE survey company!
Plus 4 Fabule$$ freebies from Facebook! 2 Bottles full size bottles of Airborne, Coupon for a Free Bag of Stacy's Pita Chips, Coupon for a Free Pint of International Delight Creamer, Coupons for 2 Free Crunch Bars from playing the Crunch Challenge HERE. Most of these freebies are no longer available, however, I highly recommend becoming a fan of companies you like on Facebook, you never know when they will offer freebies!
Stay Tuned for my next installment of Mailbox Monday next month!