Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gone Again!

Hi Friends!

We are taking a road trip to Lake Tahoe this weekend for Memorial Day! Wish us luck on the 13 hour car ride with a 2 year old, lol!

At any rate, we'll have a lap top with us but I am not sure about internet availability so we may not get a chance to post about anything this weekend.

Just a couple things:

- Doublers! There should be Albertsons doubler coupons in the Sunday paper this weekend! If so the Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce would be FREE!

- No Inserts in the paper this weekend because of the holiday.

- P&G is offering some great samples right now! (Pampers, Bounty, Pantene, etc!) Go HERE to sign up for yours! Note: if you have requested samples from them in the last couple of months you may not be able to request these but it's worth a shot!

Have a great Memorial Weekend Everyone!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Safeway: New Dairy Coupons + Instant Win Game!

Next time you are at Safeway, look in the dairy section for the "Add Dairy to your Summer Adventure" coupon/recipe booklets! They have some awesome coupons in them, I went today and picked up a couple. There were a lot available, but play nice and don't take all of them! :)

There are manufacturer coupons for Kraft Cheese, Horizon Milk, Tillamook Cheese (YES!!), yogurt, etc, etc, etc! And Safeway coupons for their Lucerne brand as well! Plus the expiration dates are in July so there is a lot of time to use them!

Plus as part of the dairy adventure promo you can go HERE everyday until June 21st and play the instant win game! I guess you can win things like gift cards, photos, etc. (Thanks Money Saving Mom for the heads up about the game!)
Come back here and leave a comment if you win and tell us what you got!!

Bath and Body Works: Free Item Coupon!

Another e-newsletter I love subscribing to is Bath And Body Works! I am always getting great coupons in my email account! I highly recommend it.

Go HERE and print a coupon for a FREE item (up to $13 Value) when you spend $10! This means that if you buy something for $10 you can pick out something for $13 and the more expensive item will be free!

If you don't want to make a special trip to the mall for this one you can also shop online and get the same deal by entering the code: FREEBODYCARE at checkout. Plus if you spend $40, you will get free shipping.

Note: If you do shop online for this promo, make sure you sign up for Shop At Home first! You will get a $5 sign up bonus when you sign up HERE and then you will get an additional 4% cash back on your purchase! Its easy, just sign up, search for Bath & Body Works and click the "Shop Now" button!

Fred Meyer: Organic Eggs only $2.74!

Organic Valley Eggs are on sale at Fred Meyer stores this week for only $3.49.

Go HERE and print a coupon for $.75 off a dozen eggs to make these only $2.74 for a dozen of organic eggs!

I had received some coupons a while back for $2 off any 2 Organic Valley products and saved them for a good sale so I ended up getting two dozen organic eggs for $4.98!

Here is proof you can eat organic foods on a budget! While they are still almost twice the cost of regular eggs I feel much better about giving my daughter one of these babies every morning, and I do mean every morning, my kid is an egg fiend!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cheap BBQ Sauce This Week!

There are TWO different places you can get Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce for only $.50 per bottle this week!

Albertsons: Today and Tomorrow (5/25) Only
On sale $1/bottle
-use $1.00 off 2 coupon from the 5/23 SS insert
Final Price: $1.00 for 2 bottles!

Fred Meyer: Now through Sat. (5/29)
Buy 2 bottles, use the 5 for $5 in-store coupon
- Stack with the $1.00/2 coupon
Final Price: $1.00 for 2 bottles!

Now is a great time to stock up on BBQ sauces and marinades because of the long shelf life!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Little Swimmers at Target

Swim season is here! There are a couple of Target coupons available that you can stack with those high value Huggies coupons from!

Go HERE for a $1.00 off Little Swimmers coupon

Go HERE for $1.50 off a Little Swimmers sun care product.

Plus there are some sunscreen samples on select packages of Little Swimmers diapers!

The Little Swimmers are $8.99 at Target this week so you may want to hold on to these coupons for a week or two to see if they go on sale and you can get a better price!

Seattle Starbucks: Free Ticket Fridays!

Another local promo for you guys!

Starting today (5/21) and every Friday through June 18th you can get free local event tickets with no purchase necessary after 2pm at various Seattle Starbucks locations!

Today is a great one! You can get a free Seattle Mariners ticket to one of these games: June 1 (vs Minnesota), July 6 (vs Kansas City), July 20 (vs Chicago), August 5 (vs Texas), August 10 (vs Oakland) or August 31 (vs LA).

Go HERE to see participating locations!

Here is the free ticket schedule:

May 28th – FREE admission to a selected film at the Seattle International Film Festival

June 4th - FREE weekday admission for 1 adult to the Seattle Art Museum

June 11th – FREE admission for a child to the Seattle Aquarium (Mon-Fri only)

June 18th – FREE admission to select shows of Burn the Floor’s at Seattle’s live theater venue (valid Tues-Thurs & Sun evenings)

Thanks for the tip Jen over at Thrifty NW Mom!

Attn Locals! Cruzin Kidz $1 Sale!

Hey all my local peeps!
Cruzin Kidz in Woodinville is having their annual $1 sale through tomorrow (5/22/10)! All the items on the racks outside the store are only $1 per piece! Plus all of their consigned items inside the store are 25% off! They still had a ton of stuff left when I was there today in all different sizes of boy and girl. I got a bunch of cute things for Naomi including two adorable bathing suits for summer for only $1 each! YAY!
Check out their website HERE for directions and additional information!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sign Up for Mini Clif Bar Samples

Sign up for the CLIF Bar e-newsletter HERE and enter your mailing address as well. They promise to send "Nice little packages - like Mini CLIF Bar samples"! Remember to use your alternate email address for this one, I have a separate email account for e-newsletters so I don't get a ton of email in my main inbox everyday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Huggies Deals at Rite Aid

Huggies just released some FABULE$$ high value printables HERE. And here is a pretty easy transaction that I did at Rite Aid tonight. Didn't require too much work and involves only printable coupons!

My Transaction:
1 Package Huggies Little Movers, on sale for $8.99
1 Package Little Swimmers Diapers, on sale for $6.99
2 tubs of 64 ct. wipes, on sale for $5.00
Sub Total before coupons: $20.98
- use $5 off $20 purchase Rite Aid coupon (must watch videos to earn credits for this coupon, a little time consuming but worth it!)
- use $2.00 off 2 wipes printable
- use $1.50 off 1 Little Swimmers printable
- use $3.00 off 1 Little Movers printable
OOP: $9.48
Total: $8.48 for 2 tubs of wipes, a pack of diapers and some swim diapers!

The diapers worked out to be about $.16/diaper which is below my stock up price for diapers. Rite Aid also put in the ad that there was an additional $1.00 off Video Values coupon available but as far as I can see there wasn't one up on the site.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So Sorry!

Hi All!

I am writing to apologize for my extreme lack of posting these past few weeks. Blogging just hasn't been a top priority for me as I have had a lot going on in my "offline" world. I actually just realized that I haven't really even opened my coupon binder at all in the last two weeks, which means that I probably have a couple of hours of organizing and recycling ahead of me in the next day or two. I have to say, it has actually been very nice to have a break from couponing.

I am off to cook some dinner now so I leave you with my promise that I will try to do better in the upcoming weeks! I am trying to save as much as I can for our upcoming road trip to Lake Tahoe next week so hopefully this will be some incentive to get the coupon binder up to date and make a couple of shopping trips! I am finally running low on TP and I need to find a good deal on swim diapers for our vacation! So let me know if you hear of anything FABULE$$!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hurry! Entertainment Book Sale! $12 + Free Ship!

Ok this is a FABULE$$ deal!

The 2010 Entertainment Books are on sale for the next 9 hours for only $12 with free shipping! This is a great deal in itself as I save WAY more than $12 per year with these books but it gets even better!

If you shop through Shop At Home you will receive an extra $7 cash back making the book only $5! Even better... if you become a new member to Shop at Home by signing up for free HERE, you will get a $5 sign up bonus making this book FREE!

I buy the Seattle/Eastside book every year and here are a few of the great coupons/discounts in this year's book:
-4 coupons for $5 off $50 purchase at Safeway
-Free cone at DQ & $1 off Blizzard
-Free Pretzel at Auntie Anne's!
-Regal Cinema discounts + free entry on your birthday coupon!
-Free coffee at Cinnabon
-BOGO coupons for SEVERAL wonderful restaurants in the area, a great way to try something new! (Red Hook Brewery, Lucia, Wing Dome, King & I and Cupcake Royale are a few of my favs!)
-BOGO entry coupons for Woodland Park Zoo, Science Center, NW Trek, the Fairs and more!
-car wash discounts
-shopping discounts (20% off at Saturday's Child consignment store!)

The list goes on!!!! By the way, I buy more than one book every year and it is always fun to trade coupons with people, if you live in the Seattle/Eastside area, email me and we can do some trading!!

Or alternatively, if you are going on a big family vacation soon maybe check out a book in the city you are traveling to! Its a great way to get some good discounts on meals and attractions when traveling!

Fred Meyer: Founder's Days Sale

I have said it before and I'll say it again, Fred Meyer is one of the best places to shop when you are on a budget and want to eat/live healthfully! This week is their Founder's Days sale which means some great prices plus all of us dedicated FM shoppers just received our Rewards card rebate coupons in the mail! I received $5.36 back plus a couple of great coupons for $2 off any meat and produce purchase! Today I spent just over $30, saved $20 and received a Catalina for $4!

Here are Some Highlights:

Pirates Booty - on sale 2 for $4
- $1.00 off coupon available in the May Naturally Preferred Magazine (located for free near the natural foods section)
Final Price: $1.00 per bag!

Breyers All Natural Ice Cream (LOVE this ice cream!)
- In-Ad coupon 5 for $10 ($2.00 each)
Buy 4, receive a $4 Catalina!
Final Price when factoring in Catalina, $1.00 per carton!

(not pictured above) Tillamook 2 Lb Cheese blocks - $3.99 each with in-ad coupon
*Have gotten for cheaper before but still a good price if you need cheese

Organic Strawberries - 2 for $4
Great price for organic! Use your $2 off coupon for a free tub of berries!

Organic Bananas - $.79/lb

Medium Artichokes - 5 for $5

Mirra Cleansing Cloths - $2.99 each
- use $5.00 off 2 Printable
Final Price: $.49 each!

Beef for Stew - $3.00 on clearance markdown (Items vary by store, ALWAYS check the clearance bins! You never knowwhat you might find!)
- used my $2.00 off any meat coupon to get this for $1!!

Seventh Generation Products - On Sale for 50% Off!

Pack of Diapers - on sale for $6.49
- use $1.00 off any Seventh Gen. Product coupon
Final Price: $5.49
On size 4 diapers, this ends up being about $.18/diaper, GREAT price for these diapers!

Dishwasher Detergent - on sale for $2.49
- use $1.00 off coupon
Final Price: $1.49

Red Mango: $1 off Printable Coupon!

Go HERE to print your coupon for $1.00 off Red Mango's new Madagascar Vanilla flavor! Good thru May 31st, 2010.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Free Pedometer from Nature's Bounty

Go HERE to sign up for a free Pedometer from Nature's Bounty! One per household, allow up to 8 weeks for delivery.

Thrifty Thursday!

Have you ever had one of those trips to your local thrift store that just turn out great?! I am such a sucker for second hand that it kills me to have to pay full price for stuff! Well today was one of those days for me! Check out this chair below that I got for $2.99 today! I was SO happy to come across this little guy because I have been looking high and low for a little chair for Nay to sit at the coffee table with! I almost spent $25 on a table and chair set last week just to get a chair so needless to say I was very happy with $2.99!

And look at Naomi, she LOVES it!

What great finds have you come across when out thrifting/garage saling lately?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - Daily Free Samples in May!

Everyday in May is offering up a different free sample! Go HERE to check it out!

Today's freebie is a free OneTouch Diabetes Meter. Even though no one in my house has diabetes, we can donate this to a senior center or give it to a relative who may be able to use it. The form for this one is quite long I must warn you, even after you fill out the brief questionaire you still have to click through several pages of offers, I just clicked no for every one.

Yesterday was a free sample pack of Tampax and Always, you can click back through the days on the calendar and it looks like most of the samples are still available!

Albertsons: Cheap Kellogg's Cereal!

Here is a fairly easy/simple deal for you who are new to couponing to get some very cheap cereal using only printable coupons!

Select varieties of Kellogg's cereal are on sale for $2.00 each at Albertsons thru Tuesday, 5/11/10.

Buy 5 boxes of cereal - $10.00
- use 2 $1.00 off 2 printables HERE or HERE
Pay $8.00 OOP - Receive a $4 OYNO Catalina and a $3 OYNO Catalina!

I consider Catalinas to be like cash back so this is like paying only $1 for 5 boxes of Kellogg's cereal!

You should also be able to roll the Catalinas to another transaction!
Buy 5 boxes again - $10
Use 2 more printable coupons from above
Subtotal: $8.00
Pay with your $7 in Catalinas + $1.00
Receive another $7 worth of Catalinas!

There are also a few coupons from previous Red Plum coupon inserts worth $1.50 off 2 so this could be an even better deal for some!

Too much cereal for you? Consider donating to your local food bank or a neighbor/family member who could use a little help!

Thanks Krazy Coupon Ladies!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vocalpoint Members: Free Pampers Cruisers Sample!

Attn: Vocalpoint Members!

Head HERE now to login to your account and request your free sample pack of new Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max!

If you still haven't signed up for Vocalpoint, what's wrong with you?! Just kidding, but seriously free products to try out, free to join and fun to be a part of, what are you waiting for? Sign up HERE today! There are new samples and freebies available all the time!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hurry! Free Sample Pack from Kraft Foods!

Hurry! I am sure these will go really fast!

"Like" Kraft Foods on Facebook HERE and then click to sign up for your free Delicious Summer sample pack! You can pick between 4 different options while supplies last or until 5/10/10 and your pack should take 3 to 4 weeks to arrive!

Mailbox Monday! April Freebies!

It's time again for my monthly edition of Mailbox Monday!

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 April!

Here's the Breakdown:
- FIVE free magazine subscriptions! (Parenting, Shape, Self, Rolling Stone and Martha Stewart Living) I just got my first issue of MSL and I was happy to see it actually came!

- Free sample + coupon of Bounce Dryer Sheets (no longer available)

- Free Sample Rachel Ray Nutrish Dog Food, still available HERE!

- Free Lever 2000 sample, no longer available.

- Free Puffs Plus sample pack from Vocalpoint, sign up HERE for free to receive future promotions!

- Free Animal ABC Leapfrog Tag Junior book + YoBaby coupons from My Stoneyfield Rewards, offer no longer available, points program is free to sign up for and easy to earn rewards!

- Free sample of Nestle's Abuelita Hot Cocoa, sample no longer available, get coupon HERE.

- Free bag of new M&M's Pretzels from their Facebook page, sorry no longer available :(

- $10 of $10 purchase at JCPenny!

- $20 in Starbucks Gift Cards from Swagbucks!! Sign up for free HERE and start earning!

- $10 Starbucks Gift Card from Pamper's Gifts to Grow program! Get a free sample of Pamper's Dry Max diapers HERE!

- Free Potty Training Success DVD from Pull Ups! Still available HERE!

- $1.49 rebate check from buying No Yolks noodles!

- Free baby formula samples and coupons from Enfamil and Similac - I am not sure why they thought I have a new baby as I didn't sign up to get these products but hey they don't expire for a year so I will hang on to them!

Wanna get a head start on more samples for next month? Go HERE to sign up for a few great Walmart samples including U by Kotex and Dove Men + Care!!

Check back again next month for a photo and list off all the stuff that comes to me in May! What were you excited to get in your mailbox last month?