Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dinner & A Movie?

Here is a great deal from City Deals available today!

Purchase a $20 Buca di Beppo gift card and receive 2 free movie tickets! You can choose between Regal Cinemas or AMC so you should be covered pretty much anywhere in the Seattle area!

Sign up for free HERE and complete your purchase! Your gift card and tickets will arrive within 5-7 days, limit 1 per household.

This would be a great way to have a date night for very cheap! You can even use THIS $10 off $20 purchase coupon for Buca di Beppo for an even better deal!

*Get $10 for future purchases for each friend you refer to City Deals that makes a purchase!

Rite Aid: Cheap M&M's!

Have you tried the new Pretzel M&M's yet? I didn't think I would like them but wow, super addicting!

Now the last thing I need sitting around my house right now is candy but... if you "Like" M&M's USA on Facebook HERE you can print a coupon for $1.00 off any 1 bag of M&M's Pretzel 9.9 oz or larger. If you hit the back button on your computer you can print 2 coupons.

Rite Aid:
Buy 2 bags of M&M's Pretzel - 2 for $5
- use 2 $1/1 coupons
Pay $3 OOP
Receive $1 UP Reward for your next purchase
Final Price: $1 per bag!

You can also use these coupons at Target this week: On sale 2 for $5, use the 2 coupons and get 2 bags for $3. Only $.50 more if you weren't planning to go to Rite Aid this week. Check out the other awesome Rite Aid deals this week at For The Mommas!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tippr: 4 Movie Tickets for only $15!

The daily deals sites are at it again today with another great deal! Today Tippr is offering 4 movie tickets for $20 ($56 value!) from which partners with Fandango. You can use these tickets at almost any theater in the Seattle area!

How to get the Deal:

Sign up for an account HERE. It's free and you get a $5 signup credit!

Go to the "Today's Deals" tab and click the Weekly Cinema deal. The deal is $20 for 4 tickets but with your $5 signup credit it makes the deal only $15! Pay with a credit card and the ticket vouchers will be mailed to you 24 hours after the end of the deal.

There was a deal similar to this yesterday on another site that sold out FAST, so if this is something you can use then go buy it now while its still available!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Natural & Organic Printable Coupons

Mambo Sprouts has again released some great coupons for natural and organic products! Go HERE to print them out! You can print 2 of each coupon per computer!

My favorites:
$.50 off 1 Luna Bar (often on sale for $1 at grocery stores!)
$1 off 1 R.W. Knudsen Juice (goes on sale for 3 for $5 at Fred Meyer often)
$1 off a 6 pack of Z-Bars or Twisted Fruit from Clif (Naomi loves Z Bars!)
$1 off Organic Valley Milk and Cheese
$1 off Blue Diamond Almond Butter
$.75 off Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter

Save these for some sales at Fred Meyer or Whole Foods and stock up!

Today's Groupon: Woodland Park Zoo Discount!

Today's Seattle/Tacoma Groupon is pretty sweet! You can get a $5 discount on entry tickets to Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle! That's a 45% discount!

This Groupon costs $6 per ticket and expires on April 30, 2011 so you have plenty of time to use the coupon and you can buy multiple coupons too so you can give them as gifts or use them for extra family members! You have only 14 hours to take advantage of this deal so hurry!

How to Buy:
If you don't have a Groupon account yet, sign up for free HERE. Then select the deal and buy!

Don't live in Seattle? If you will be traveling to this area any time in the next 6 months, this is a great activity to do while visiting. Just sign in to your Groupon account and select the "visit more cities" tab at the top of the page. Select Seattle and buy the deal!

Great thing about Groupon? After you sign up for your account you can refer your friends to Groupon as well and if they sign up under your referral link and purchase a Groupon you will get $10 in Groupon bucks toward your next purchase!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

*HOT* Free Diapers at Rite Aid!

There is a FABULE$$ deal going on at Rite Aid this week for Huggies Pure & Natural diapers!

Here's how to get 3 packs of diapers for better than FREE!

Buy 3 packs Huggies Pure & Natural diapers - $8.99 each = $26.97
- first use a $5 off $25 purchase coupon from HERE
- use $1/1 Huggies video values coupon from HERE
- use (3) $3 off 1 Pure & Natural coupons from HERE & HERE (-$9)
Pay: $11.97 + tax out of pocket
Your receipt will have 3 $2 off your next purchase UP rewards! (+$6)
Enter your reciept information HERE and you will receive a $10 Rite Aid gift card in the mail! (+$10)

In the end you will actually MAKE $4 for buying these diapers!

Don't have a kid in diapers? Give these to a shelter or add them to a baby shower gift!

*I had to go to two stores today since the 1st was already out and the 2nd store was almost out so you may want to call your store and have them set aside 3 packs in your size for you before you leave.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fabule$$ Freebie: Cottonelle Flushable Wipes!

Head over to THIS site to sign up yourself and a friend for a coupon (via snail mail) good toward a free tub of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes! Hurry, this won't last much longer!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

And the Winner Is...

The winner of the Yoplait Splitz Prize Pack giveaway is....

Comment #6: Stephanie!

Her tweet entry won her this awesome prize pack and she is excited to try the Strawberry Sundae! Thanks again to Yoplait through MyBlogSpark who have provided the prize pack for the giveaway!

Sad that you weren't the winner? Keep reading, new giveaways are posted often!

*Giveaway winners are selected at Random and are sent an email notification when they win.

Last Day! 1/2 off membership to Imagine Children's Museum!

Hey All!

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to get in on the Fabule$$ Savvy Savings deal of 1/2 off a 1 year membership to the Everett Children's Museum!

Go HERE now to sign up and buy!

It's a great idea to sign up even if you don't buy today's deal, there are going to be some amazing deals coming up in the next few weeks and by signing up you will receive emails when new deals are available. It's a great new program to be a part of!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Got Blackberries? Make Cobbler!

This time of year in the Seattle area there is an abundance of blackberries that are free for the picking! Blackberry bushes grow wild in this area and most of the time are considered a nuisance, except of course when you get your bowl (or box!) full of free berries in the fall!

This year I was bound and determined to get as many berries as I could store from local parks, side streets and even my back yard! I wanted to make jam with some and freeze the rest so that I could have berries all year without having paid a dime. Well, Naomi and I set out last week to make that happen and I quickly realized on my first bush that my fear of large spiders GREATLY outweighs this desire to obtain free produce! I only got about 3 cups of blackberries before I gave up fighting with webs and very very large, hairy spiders!

We had company over for dinner that night so I figured I would make dessert with what I got, but I didn't even have enough to make a cobbler! I had to improvise and use some of the very ripe peaches I had in my fridge with the blackberries. Much to my surprise, this cobbler was one of the best I have ever tasted and was a HUGE hit at dinner that night!

I found THIS recipe and improvised using 1/2 blackberries, 1/2 ripe, peeled peaches. I used about 2 1/2 cups of berries & almost 2 cups of cubed peaches.

Dissolve 2 tbsp corn starch with 1/4 cup cold water in a pot and mix in 1 cup of sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice & your fruits. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring often.

In the meantime, mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt in a large bowl. Cut in 6 tbsp of butter into the dry mix until it looks like crumbs. Slowly mix in 1/4 cup of boiling water until the mixture is evenly moist.

Transfer your fruit mixture into a baking dish (recipe calls for cast iron skillet but I didn't have one and my casserole dish worked great). Drop your dough into the dish by the spoonful covering the fruit as much as you can.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes until the dough is golden brown. I highly recommend you cover a cookie sheet with foil and place it on the rack directly below the dish as the fruit mix did spill over quite a bit during baking.

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or Cool Whip since we all got a bunch for free last week, right?!) and ENJOY!

Savvy Source: 1/2 off membership to Imagine Children's Museum

Savvy Savings & Scholarships is a new deal site that is launching in Seattle today with a Fabule$$ deal great for all moms & kids in the Seattle area!

Get a 1 year Family Fun membership to the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett for only $38! ($75 Value!) Go HERE to buy now!

Membership Includes:

- Unlimited free admission for two named member adults and children in the same household
- Receive discounts on parties and classes
- Invitation to members-only events
- 10% off purchases in the museum store
- Subscription to museum newsletter
- Members-only time every Saturday
- Includes coupon sheet good for 2-for-1 family admission at 24 participating Northwest children's museums

The Fine Print:
Existing members are not eligible to purchase this discounted membership. Coupon must be redeemed for membership by March 16, 2011. One year membership will begin from the day that the coupon is redeemed. Coupon is not valid for group visit discounts. A coupon cannot be combined with any other gift certificates, third party certificates, coupons or promotions, unless otherwise specified by merchant. The coupon is of no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be purchased as a gift.

General Admission for a family of four to the museum costs $31 so go 2 times in a year and it's paid for itself!

Sign up HERE now to get in on this great deal!

*After you sign up, share this great deal with your friends and get %3 of their purchases!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rite Aid: Playtex Money Maker!

This week at Rite Aid you can actully make $1 for buying a box of tampons! Woot!

Playtex Gentle Glide, 18 ct. on sale $4.00 (must use your Rewards+ card to get this price.)
-use $2.00 off 1 Printable
Pay: $2.00 OOP
Receive a $3 Up Reward good toward your next Rite Aid purchase!
Final Price: $1.00 Money-Maker!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Great Local Deals Today!

Groupon is offering some Fabule$$ deals around the city today!

Redmond: $25 for 3 drop-in kid's classes at Great Play of Redmond ($75 Value)

Mill Creek: $8 for a dozen mix&match doughnuts at FROST Doughnuts. (up to $22 Value)

Tacoma: $35 for a 1 hour Swedish Massage at Jewell Day Spa (50% off)

Sign up for your Groupon account HERE to get in on the daily deals in your area!

Free Sample: Glad Forceflex Trash Bags!

Who doesn't use trash bags? Why not get one for free! Sam's Club is offering a free Glad ForceFlex trash bag sample to everyone, not just memebers! Sign up to get your's HERE.

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Free Sample: Pampers Underjams

Sign up HERE for your free sample of Pampers Underjams! Expect 10 to 12 weeks for deliery, I don't think Naomi will be ready for night time potty training yet by then so this will be nice!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Best Buds

We may regret teaching them this in a few years!
Find more Wordless Wednesday posts at 5 Minutes for Mom!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Living Social: Cheap Mighty-O Donuts!

Another great local business is being featured on Living Social today!

$7.88 buys you a dozen yummy, delicious, organic donuts from Mighty-O in Wallingford! (50% off!)

Go HERE to sign up and get this great deal! But hurry, there is only a limited number of sales and deals do sometimes sell out!

Living Social is a site much like Groupon where they offer a new local deal every day at huge discounts. It's great advertising for businesses and great deals for the public so both parties win and if you refer your friends to the site and they make a deal purchase, you get $5 toward your next purchase. While you are there, check out the deals in other cities too!

Frugal Travel Tip: If you are going on vacation sometime soon say to New York or LA, see if there is a deal for a great restaurant you can purchase and get a discount at! It's a great way to save on travel costs!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Super Savings Saturday: Albertsons!

Do you remember my post from a couple days ago announcing free shredded cheese at Albertsons? Check it out HERE if you missed it!

I wanted to do a quick "bragger" post and show you just how Fabule$$ this deal is! I printed only 2 coupons for this deal, spent $5 out of pocket, saved over $40 and have a $5 Catalina coupon to use toward my next Albertsons purchase! That means that I got all of the above for FREE!!

Cool Whip Deal (no coupons needed!)

On sale for $1 each.

Buy 5 - $5.00

Pay $5.00 OOP - Receive a $5.00 Catalina toward your next purchase!

Final cost: 5 tubs for FREE!

Now you are probably thinking: "What in the world?! Who needs that much cheese and Cool Whip?!"

You are right, I don't!

I called around to a couple of family members and found out what types of cheese they like the best, made a little list and bought enough to give a couple bags to each person! Plus my MIL uses Cool Whip in her coffee every morning so she is getting a few of those tubs. This is why I love couponing so much, it doesn't just benefit my family but other families as well! I am actually going to go back for another round of cheese just to give away.

See more Super Savings Saturday posts over at Money Saving Mom!

It's 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, September 2, 2010

{GIVEAWAY} Yoplait Splitz Prize Pack

**UPDATE** This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for entering!

Yoplait has recently released a new yogurt! Yoplait Splitz tastes like a sundae! With no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no high fructose corn syrup, this 90 calorie cup makes a yummy little dessert.

Looking for a fun way to cool off? Pop a Yoplait Splitz in the freezer and in a few hours you can enjoy a cool, creamy cup of authentic frozen yogurt.

It's available in three different flavors including Strawberry Sundae, Strawberry Banana Split, and Rainbow Sherbet!

For a limited time, go HERE to print a coupon for $.75 off 1 Yoplait Spliz!


One lucky Fabule$$ly Frugal Mom reader will win the following: a coupon for a FREE Yoplait Splitz 4 pack*, an insulated carry tote and a roll up fleece picnic blanket, just like pictured above.

*This coupon offer for a free pack of Yoplait Splitz is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.


You can enter up to 4 times, 1 entry for each of the below options:

•Leave a comment sharing which flavor of Yoplait Splitz you'd try if you won.

•Subscribe to my feed in a reader and leave a comment letting me know you subscribed. If you are already a subscriber, simply let me know in a comment.

•Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway, leave a comment letting me know you tweeted.

Tweet Example: Enter to win a Yoplait Splitz Prize Pack from @FabFrugalMom!

•Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment with the link to your post.

The giveaway will end at 5 pm PDT on 9.9.10. One winner will be selected at random and emailed. The winner will have 24 hours to respond with their mailing information before another winner is selected. Good Luck!!

*Yoplait through MyBlogSpark has provided me with the information and a prize pack for my review as well as the prize pack for the giveaway.

Whole Foods: Grass-Fed Ground Beef Sale Tomorrow

Tomorrow (9.3.10) only, Whole Foods is having a sale on grass-fed ground beef for only $3.99 per lb. This is a great price for grass-fed beef, so it may be worth a trip if you need ground beef. Check out more details HERE.

Thanks Frugal Living NW!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cheap Nursing Cover!

Here is a great freebie I have posted about before! Udder Covers is once again offering a free nursing cover, all you have to do is pay shipping. I have done this deal once before with the pattern above, they are really cute and functional so they make a great gift for any nursing mom!

Enter the code: ONEFREE at checkout and only pay $9.95 for shipping. The covers are ususally $32 + shipping so this is a great deal! If you don't need a nursing cover maybe consider getting one to put in a baby shower gift basket? Go HERE to get one!

Thanks for the tip Jessica!

Express: Free Lip Gloss!

Another great Facebook freebie! Go HERE to become a new fan of Express on Facebook, fill out a short form and print a coupon for a free lip gloss! Must redeem in-store between Sept. 8-10th.

Thanks Cha Ching on a Shoestring!

Fabule$$ Free Sample: Shout Color Catcher

Go HERE to "Like" Shout on Facebook and sign up for a free Color Catcher sample! Should arrive in 6 weeks! You can also get a $.55 off coupon!

Thanks Totally Target!

*HOT* Free Cheese at Albertsons!

Here is a FABULE$$ deal on Kraft cheese at Albertsons this week you can do using only ONE printable coupon!

Go HERE to print this hot $5 off 5 Kraft products coupon. (Hit your "back" button to print twice.)

Buy 5 bags of Kraft shredded cheese, on sale 2 for $4
- use $5 off 5 coupon
Pay $5 OOP, receive a $5 Catalina!

Final Price: 5 bags of cheese for FREE! I believe this catalina is rolling as well so you can easily do two transactions and get 10 bags for free.