Thursday, June 30, 2011
This works out to be about $.11/roll or $.26/double roll which is just slightly above my go crazy and stock up price but still lots lower than Costco! Since the baby is going to be here any day now and we'll have a lot of guests I decided to grab a pack since I was near my store and that will be one less thing to worry about when baby arrives!
When I got to my store they had it marked at $7.99, which is not a good deal, so I grabbed one and took it up to the register just to see what it rang up at and it was the $4.99 price! The only place it's advertised is HERE.
Thanks for the tip Coupon Connections!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
The city of Seattle has made a goal to divert 60 percent of its waste to recycling and composting by the year 2012; so we as a family have signed up to be part of the "Waste Less" blogger challenge and have partnered up with King County and GLAD products to learn more about where our trash goes and do our best to send less to the landfill and more to the recycling and yard waste/compost services!
The Glad Products company sent our family a great new garbage can that is motion sensored and divided so we can separate our trash vs. recycling more easily as well as a new compost/food scraps bin and a TON of various Glad products including trash bags, recycling bags and compostable bags to make our transition and goals much easier!
Check out our old garbage system below:
Just a can and a box or paper bag next to the can for our recyclables.
Now check out our new system!
I am so excited to start collecting our kitchen scraps into our little compost collector! This is always something I wanted to try out and now with our new bin it will be easy and not too stinky!
This program couldn't be coming at a better time actually. Where we live has just been incorporated into the City of Kirkland and our garbage service is changing over to Waste Management. We are very excited about this because not only is it substantially cheaper than our previous provider, they also will be collecting our yard waste and recycling on a weekly basis vs. a bi-weekly basis!
We also had a home visit from Tom Watson, who is a representative of the City of Seattle, the writer for the Eco-Consumer column for the Seattle Times and a green living expert on local TV stations!
Tom's visit was great. He took a look at our trash collecting set up and we talked for about 45 minutes on ways that we can reduce our waste as a family including: collecting our food/kitchen scraps for composting, what can and cannot be recycled, where our recycling and yard waste goes when it leaves our cans, where we can recycle our batteries and ways we can save money as a family by living green.
As I said before, I am excited to start collecting our kitchen and food waste for composting. Since I'm due with our 2nd baby any day now I am not ready to start my own compost pile just yet, but with our garbage service all we have to do is collect the scraps and put them in our yard waste bin, bag and all thanks to the compostable bags Glad provided me with! I was excited to learn that our yard waste actually goes to a company in Everett that does the composting for us!
Something I didn't know before was that we can actually put more than just fruit peels and egg shells into our collector. We can put meat scraps, bones, paper towels, napkins, paper plates and even compostable take out boxes into our yard waste.
I also learned that I can put my Starbucks paper and plastic cups into the recycling and that I can now take clean & dry Ziploc bags & any other plastic bags to my grocery bag recycling station at the grocery store.
Stay tuned over the next month as I post about how our families "diet" is going. The first time I emptied our new can our bags of trash and recycling were about equal size.
Over the next month I want to see if we can make the bag of trash about 1/2 the size as the recycling! I am also going to be doing some posts about how you can actually save money by living the green life!
Disclosure: The Glad Products Company has provided me with the products you have seen above and the home visit from the City of Seattle to help with this program. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are 100% my own.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
New to Pampers Gifts to Grow?
If you are a mom that uses disposable diapers or wipes at all then this is a free rewards program that is a MUST to be a part of. Gifts to Grow allows you to enter codes from the packages of Pampers products that you buy (and sometimes other codes as well!) and earn points; then use your points to get rewards!
I recently traded in my points for a $10 Starbucks gift card! It's great to be rewarded for the things I am already buying! With our new little one almost here I have been stockpiling diapers and wipes for the past 9 months when they are on sale or I can get them for almost free so this points rewards system makes those cheap diapers and wipes that much better!
Go HERE to sign up for an account (you get 100 free points just for signing up!) and then once your account is set up make sure you go and enter the codes below to get some extra points!
GTGREWARDS4MOMS - 10 points
WELCOME2PAMPERS - 50 points
JOINNOW4REWARDS - 50 points
2BEGINEARNING50 - 50 points
GIFTSTOGROW4MOM - 50 points
CONGRATS2NEWMOM - 10 points
GTGWELCOME10PTS - 10 points
PAMPERSGTG10PTS - 10 points
PAMPERS4MOMSOND - 10 points
10PTSFREECODE4U - 10 points
PUNTOSPARAMI123 - 10 points
CAREFORNEWBORNS - 10 points
GTGCOUPONPOINTS - 10 points
WELCOME2VILLAGE - 10 points
GETSTARTEDNOW10 - 10 points
$25 gets you a $50 gift certificate to use at one of 4 locations (Crossroads, Eastlake, Lake City and Green Lake). You do have to choose which location you are going to eat at when you purchase the certificate.
Plus if you are new to Tippr you will get a $5 credit just for signing up so you'll get this deal for only $20! Go HERE now to sign up and have a great dinner out this summer!
Disclosure: This post contains referral links, when you use them you support this site, thanks!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
One of the reasons I love Qdoba so much is because they have a wonderful customer loyalty program. You get random coupons throughout the year and you get a free entree for every 10 that you buy! I swear that between the 3 of us we have had over 100 free burritos over the past 5 years! You can check out their website HERE and next time you head to a Qdoba I would grab a card and register, you get a free order of chips and salsa just for signing up!
When Twitter got so huge a couple of years ago I started tweeting and following interesting people as well as other bloggers and companies I love. Of course Rebecca and I had to find out if Qdoba had a Twitter account and sure enough, they did! There are many local Qdoba Twitter and Facebook accounts actually, but we have followed @QdobaMexGrill since the beginning! (They sometimes do trivia for free entrees!) We started tweeting about our weekly lunch dates and posting pictures of our cute kids eating Qdoba and a unique relationship developed! One time they emailed us and asked for our loyalty cards so they could buy our weekly lunch this week just for being great customers! We were so excited that we lit up our Twitter accounts with how happy we were to be Qdoba addicts.
A few weeks ago we noticed some awesome t-shirts that the Qdoba folks had for a special event in Denver (the birthplace of Qdoba) and we all mentioned to them on Twitter how cool it would be to have one of those t-shirts for our weekly lunch. Sure enough, a short time later we each got a fun package in our mailboxes!
Lauren with Qdoba in Denver had contacted us for t-shirt sizes and addresses and we each got an I Heart Qdoba shirt along with a sweet hand written card thanking us for our patronage and a coupon for a free entree! We were happy just to have the shirts so getting lunch as well was a huge bonus! Our only requirement? A photo of the 3 of us at our weekly lunch wearing our Qdoba t-shirts!
We wore them proudly today and all the staff in the menu line LOVED it! I think the other customers in the restaurant were super jealous too! :) Our free lunch was delish and I was excited that my t-shirt actually fit over my huge 9 month preggo belly!
The point of this article is not to brag about getting something for free from the company, but really to talk about the benefits that social media can have for saving money. I follow many restaurants, stores and local companies on Facebook and Twitter. I can't tell you how many free products I've gotten from signing up for freebies on Facebook or printable coupons that have come up along the way! (Another favorite of mine is the $1 off coupons that Red Mango puts out when they have a new product!)
Yes, if you let Facebook and Twitter suck you in they can be a huge waste of time, but there are benefits to be had as well! Just don't let it take over your life!
Just wanted to send a HUGE thank you to Lauren and the Qdoba team for sending us the t-shirts and free entree cards. We love Qdoba and will continue to eat there at least once a week forever!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
1 Colgate Max White Toothpaste, 6 oz. $2.99
1 24 ct. Zantac (Remember, insane pregnancy heartburn!) $7.99
-used $5.00 off 1 Zantac Printable
- used $1.00 off Colgate from July All You Magazine
- used $2.00 off Zantac coupon from Rite Aid Video Values (Must watch commercial to get coupon)
- used additional $1.00 off purchase from watching Rite Aid videos
Final Price OOP: $1.98 + tax and $4.99 worth of +Up Rewards printed at the register!
+Up rewards are just like Catalinas but can only be used at Rite Aid; just as good as cash on your next purchase! You must have a Rite Aid rewards card to get this deal, but it's quick and free to sign up for at the store.
2 Boxes of Ziploc Freezer bags - 2/$5, recieve $1 +Up reward wyb 2
- used $1.00/2 Ziploc products Printable
- used $2.99 +Up reward from my previous transaction
Paid: $1.01 OOP and Received $1.00 +Up reward back
So, all in all I spent about $3.00 + tax OOP and have an additional $3.00 to use on my purchase at Rite Aid next week! Ideally, next week there will be some great deals where I can "roll" my +Up rewards and not spend anything out of pocket!
If you would like to see all of the deals at Rite Aid this week, go to Frugal Living NW's post HERE!
Bounce is doing a giveaway/sweepstakes on their Facebook page! Just go HERE to like them and fill out the form; then they say to keep an eye on your mailbox to see if you have won one of their 3000 free dryer bars!
The dryer bar is one of those items that I would have probably never bought but because I got one for free once I have since gotten addicted to them and luckily find them pretty cheap or even free with coupons!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Huggies 72 ct. tubs of wipes are part of their Buy 5, Save $5 promo this week. Here is a scenario to get you 5 tubs for $5! This makes them only $.013/wipe which is way cheaper than Costco's price per wipe of $.02!
Buy 5 tubs of 72 ct. wipes* at $2.49 each - $12.45
- Save $5 instantly when you scan your Advantage Card ($7.45)
- use (5) $.50/1 wipes coupons from the 6/12 SS insert
Final Price OOP: $5.00 + tax for 5 tubs!
*Make sure you get the 72 count variety, there are some tubs with only 64 ct. like the sensitive ones!
I understand that most of you probably do not buy 5 Sunday papers. I don't either. Lets say you just have (1) $.50 off coupon from Sunday - your cost would be $6.95 + tax for 5 tubs which is still a better deal than Costco's price!
I wish there were some printables available right now but sadly there are not. Since I am on the Huggies mailing list I actually had a couple of other coupons to use.
I had (3) of the coupons from this week's paper, 1 coupon for $1.00 off wipes from my Babies 'R Us registry and then an additional $.35 off 1 coupon from my recent home mailer that comes with coupons. This is a great example of holding onto coupons and waiting for a perfect deal to come up! I just wish I had had 5 of those $1 off coupons because then all I would have had to pay was tax!
This deal should last through Tuesday, 6/21/11 so you have a little time to go but do realize that with such a great deal, the shelves will probably be cleared. If your store does not have any in stock when you go, make sure you get a rain check that reflects the $5 instant savings (rain check would say something like $1.50 per tub, must buy 5) so you can go back later and get them!
Thanks Coupon Connections for tipping me off to this great deal today!
Below is a brief webisode called the Yoplait Kids Snack Chat series where Christine, from the blog Mamas Boy and her pre-schooler J.D. practice good snacking habits, as she discusses topics like overcoming pickiness and setting a good example at snack time.
This is a series of eight webisodes and you can find the rest of them HERE on YouTube!
You can also still get a coupon for $.50 off your next purchase of Yoplait Kids yogurt HERE!
Do you remember when I picked the winner of the giveaway that there was a surpise bonus giveaway of 20 VIP coupons for FREE yogurt? Well I have been informed that there are still a few of these coupons available! Just enter your mailing nformation below and a coupon for a free 4-pack of yogurt will come to your door! I had a friend sign up for one of the coupons and her's came within a few weeks so get yours now while you can!
Disclosure: Yoplait through MyBlogSpark has sponsored these posts and giveaways. I will be receiving an additional 10 VIP coupons for Yoplait Kids yogurt for this post courtesy of Yoplait through MyBlogSpark. I will most likely use a couple for my daughter and give some to my other mommy friends so they can try out the yogurt too! Thank you!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Safeway Promo: Buy any 5 participating Kellogg's cereals (Rasin Bran or Rice Krispies; $2.49 each) and get a free movie ticket (up to $12 value). Limit 1 movie ticket per transaction.
Cars 2 Promo: Buy boxes with the Cars 2 codes inside (Looks like the Rice Krispies are the only ones with these codes.) and you can mail in 4 codes + reciepts to get a $5 prepaid gift card!
Kellogg's Cereal Rebate: Mail in 10 UPC's along with form and receive a $10 prepaid gift card; no reciept needed and you can submit up to 5 times per household!
Coupons available to match with the promo:
$1.00 off any 3 Kellogg's Cereals from 5/28 and 6/12 SS inserts
$1.00 off 2 Rice Krispies Printables
$.70 off 1 Rasin Bran Printables (Can print 2 times per computer)
Look for peelies on other Kellogg's cereals for $1.00 off fresh fruit wyb 2 cereals you can combine these for a better deal!
What I did:
I separated my purchase into 2 separate transactions.
3 Boxes of Rice Krispies with Cars 2 codes
2 Boxes of Rasin Bran
1 9.9 oz. bag of Pretzel M&M's
- used $1.00 off 3 Kellogg's cereals coupon
- used $1.00 off 2 Rasin Bran coupon
- used FREE M&M's wyb 2 boxes of Rice Krispies coupon from a while back.
Final Price OOP: $10.45 - received 1 free movie ticket worth $12!
Transaction #2: Exactly the same as #1 and received my 2nd movie ticket! We plan to take Naomi out to see Cars 2 when it comes out next week so it will now be a fun and FREE outing for our family!
Now I am going to use my reciepts and Cars 2 promo codes to mail in for my free $5 gift card and then I am going to send in all 10 UPC's from the boxes to get an additional $10 gift card! If I had purchased 8 boxes of Rice Krispies then I would have qualified for 2 of the $5 Cars 2 gift cards but my coupons didn't work out for buying 8 Rice Krispies. I can still collect codes from other products though and get another one!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
There is an awesome scenario for Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh Lunch Meat that I wanted to make sure I got. Basically 5 tubs of lunchmeat for $1.39 each - regularly $5.69 each!
Buy 5 Deli Fresh tubs - $3.99 each, Sub-total: $19.95
- Buy 5, Save $5 promo (-$5)
- use (2) $1.00/2 coupons - I had some printables that are NLA but there is a new coupon booklet available at Albertsons that has a $1/2 coupon for OM lunch meat inside, these are free for the taking so pick up 2 and use both coupons. It's a yellow book, ask customer service where to find them in your store!
- use (2) "Twice the Value" Doublers (-$2)
Pay $10.95 OOP, Receive a Catalina for $4 OYNO!
Since Catalinas are as good as cash at your next transaction you basically pay $6.95 for all 4 tubs!
The catalina deal runs through 7/10 but this particular sale ends tonight. (6/14)
My other items:
1 Weber Marinade Packet - $1
1 6 Pack Danino Kids Yogurt - $2.49
1 9.5 oz can of Seattle's Best Mocha coffee drink - $1.39
Sub Total: $4.88
- used $1.00/1 Weber coupon from the 5/22 SS insert
- used $1.00/1 Danino Yogurt from the 6/5 SS insert
- used Get One Free Seattle's Best Coffee coupon from previous insert (sorry can't remember the date!)
- used my 3rd Doubler (-$1)
Final Price OOP: $.49!
I also got 2 game pieces for the summer sweepstakes game they have going on! I am super close to winning a $10 gift card!
Coupon Connections has an extensive doublers match up list HERE if you need more ideas!
Monday, June 13, 2011
1. Bake a cobbler and enjoy it.
2. Leave the empty/unrinsed dish out for 24 hours.
3. Without rinsing, put the dish in the dishwasher with Cascade Complete.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
If you are in the market for a new PUR water filter pitcher then Fred Meyer is the place to get it this week!
PUR Pitcher with Bonus Filter, $14.99 (sign said $17.99 but rang up at $14.99!)
- used 10% of Home Coupon from the weekly ad
- used $3.00 off PUR coupon from the 6/5 P&G coupon insert
- used coupon next to pitchers for a free $10.00 Fred Meyer gift card wyb a pitcher
Final Price OOP after coupons & gift card: $.49!!
Please note: you cannot use the $10 gift card on your purchase, you will have to save it for another transaction.
Not sure how long the sale lasts but my store had about 8 pitchers left today when I picked mine up! Also not sure if the price will be changed back to $17.99 soon either but this is a slammin' deal if you are in the market for a filter system!
Thanks for the heads up on this deal Frugal Chic Living!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sign up HERE for a sample of Pull Ups Flushable Moist Wipes - Hurry on this one!
Go HERE to sign up for samples of Revitalens Solution & Carefree Actifresh Liners!
Thanks Coupon Connections!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Congratulations to EverettMom who said, "I am so excited for this sale! I am looking for 4t boys & 12-18 month girl clothes. Hmmm and a tricycle or small bike."
She has already been contacted and responded with her address and is excited for the sale next weekend!
Just a reminder the JBF sale opens to the public on Friday & Saturday, June 9th & 10th at 9am! The 1/2 price tag sale is on Sunday from 10am to 3pm and I hope all of you will have a chance to shop this awesome event!
Thanks again to Heidi with JBF for providing the winner with the $25 gift certificate and 2 pre-sale passes!