Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I looked around for a while and found several things that I loved. They have casual and formal clothes and they also sale accessories and bridal gowns. But imagine my shock when I spotted this J. Crew seersucker suit for $19. Its in excellent condition and it fits perfectly. I kept telling my hubby, "can you believe this?" After I tried the suit on I was so excited that I didn't look for anything else to purchase but I will definitely be back very soon to update my wardrobe.
Renaissance is not only a fun place to shop but charitable. On the first Friday of every month, they donate 5% of total sales to a charitable organization. If your in the Birmingham area, you should definitely check them out.
Monday, July 27, 2009
As soon as I got home, I looked up E-Mealz and started reading about all the benefits. Here is the breakdown:
- $15 for 3 months
- Plans a menu for seven days
- Organized shopping list is printed for you
- Meals are numbered so you can eliminate meals you don't need that week.
- Meals are developed based on what is on sale at several stores including Publix, Wal-Mart, Aldi & Kroger
- Choose from Low Fat, Low Carb & Points System Menus
So what are you waiting for? I've been doing this for about three weeks and it has saved us so much time and money. And did I mention the food is delicious as well?! The recipes are printed on the side of the menu and they are real simple and easy to follow. The food is quick to prepare as well.
If I've peaked your interest, just click on the button on the right to save time & money for your family!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
In addition to free music, you can stay up to date on Christian concerts and events that are going on in your area. You will have to create a log in with your email address and a password and then you'll be on your way to tons of positive, upbeat free music!
Artscow.com is offering their custom cushion case for $5.99. These would make great Mother's Day gifts...just have her favorite picture of her children or grandchildren printed on them. Use coupon code CUSHIONCASE599 at checkout.
Click here to print a $10 off a $30 purchase from Party City.
Bath & Body Works is having a buy 3 get three free promotion on their Signature Collection. Check out this awesome sale here. They offer free shipping for orders over $65. Use code FREESHIP65 at checkout.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Swagbucks - I've been using Swagbucks for about 3 weeks now and already I've got enough to get a $5 Amazon gift card and then some. All you do is sign up, log in and use their search engine for your internet searches. Their search engine is powered by Google, so you'll find what your looking for. You can click on my Swagbucks button on the right and sign up and be on your way to some awesome gift cards. I'm going to let mine accumulate until I get ready to Christmas shop so I can get some good gifts for practically nothing.
Inbox Dollars - Get paid to read emails! Its as simple as that. Everyday I get an average of three emails and I open them, scan them and then go on about my business. You can also get paid to shop, play games and take surveys. I currently have about $17 in my account, but by Christmas I'll be ready to shop 'til I drop! You can also click on the link to the right and start earning some cash for Christmas.
E-Rewards - This is a survery site that rewards you in e-currency. You can redeem your e-currency for various rewards such as gift cards, airline miles, magazine subcriptions, clothing, food and dining.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
You might have already heard about this but check out Old Navy Weekly for awesome coupons at Old Navy! You'll have to search around the site by clicking on various objects. I've heard rumors of a $75 off of a $100 purchase but I have not had such luck with finding one. However, I did score a 30% off a single item. Also, word is they reload coupons on Thursdays.
Print $9 in coupons from Betty Crocker's Dinner Made Easy Site.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Buy 4 Glade Jar Candles @ $2.99
Print two $1.50 / 2 Glade Candles here
Submit receipt online here for $4.00 rebate
Total price = $4.96 final price for 4 Glade Candles...and in case you wanted to know, I'll be getting the Crisp Linen scent. Don't forget to have your rebate added to a gift card and they'll add an extra 10% which would give you a rebate of $4.40.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Hurry and be one of the first 1,000 people to sign up here to try a full size Aveeno Nourish+ shampoo and conditioner for free. Don't worry, if your not one of the first 1,000 to sign up, you will still have the opportunity to receive a free sample. Hurry and good luck!!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
For a preview of what will be on sale at CVS and Walgreens in the coming week check out Andrea @ Mommy Snacks. She has an advance copy of the sales ad along with coupon matchups.
Also, if you see an item you want to stock up on, don't forget you can order extra coupons from The Coupon Clippers. You can search by brand and they understand that coupons are time sensitive so you will get your coupons quickly.
Lastly, sign up with The Coupon Mom to search for coupon matchups by state. She lists matchups by date and insert name, such as Red Plum, Smartsource or P&G and will also tell you where to find additional printable coupons. I have switched to Coupon Mom's method of organization and it has saved me tons of time because I'm not clipping and organizing coupons that I don't use.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
This week they have a rockin' deal on the Schick Quattro razor - as a side note, the Walgreens lady was so sweet to make sure I got the one with the "pretty handle." The Quattro is on sale for $8.99 this week, use the $4.00 off coupon from the 3/22 Smartsource and the $4.00 off coupon from Walgreen's Easy Saver catalog (at the front of the store) and you'll pay $.99 for this razor.
The garbage bags are on sale for 2 for $7 but they are offering a $3.00 rebate with the purcase of two boxes that will then bring the cost down to $4.00 for two boxes. I have been using these garbage bags for about a year and I've always had good luck with them.
The AXE hair care is free after rebate of $5.99 and I was suprised to see they were so well stocked on this item so late in the month.
Finally, the storage bags (ziploc bags) are on sale for $.99 with the coupon from the sales ad and the same goes for the softsoap hand wash. The doggy treats were on clearance at $2.19.
My out of pocket total came to $23.83 but I will receive $8.99 back in rebates on my gift card that I can use for next month's purchases.
For more info on the Easy Saver Rebates go here. In addition to that you can check out From Wags to Riches which is a great blog about all the good deals at Walgreens.
The Razor is on sale for $8.99 this week and it offers $3.00 Extra Bucks...combine that with the $4.00 off coupon from the 3/22 Smartsource and the total is $1.99. Also, I never pass up on a St. Ives deal because hubby uses the face wash. So I bought $11.97 in face scrub and earned $5.00 ECB's. I used $14.00 in ECB's to purchase these products because some of them were going to expire soon so my total came to $3.52 Out of Pocket an I earned $8.00 in ECB's. Even thought I *lost* ECB's I still consider it a success.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Organic Valley Vermont Cheddar Cheese 16oz. $5.99 - $1.00 off any Organic Valley Cheese
Tazo Packaged Tea 20 count - 2 for $6 - $1.00 off one box of Tazo in the Whole Deal booklet
Lifeway Lowfat Kefirs 32oz. - 2 for $6 - $1.00 off any Lifeway Product
Think Organic Fruit Bars Assorted Flavors 1.76 oz. - 4 for $5 - $.50 off one Think Organic Bar in the Whole Deal Booklet
Also included in the Whole Deal booklet is a coupon for $3 off a $12 produce purchase
Navel Oranges - $.79 / lb.
Strawberries - 2 for $5 for a 1lb. package
Organic Bartlett Pears - $1.49 / lb.
Ground Chuck is $3.39 / lb. use it to make their Mexican Taco Stew that will feed a crowd for around $3.11 a serving
Bone-in Chicken Thighs $1.99 / lb use them to make their Chicken Millet and Mushroom One-Skillet Meal
Have fun at Whole Foods...I know I do!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Also, she can give you the scoop on a company called houseparty.com. They give you free products to host a party for your friends and family!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Aveeno is offering a $2 off coupon for next Aveeno purchase. This month CVS is offering $2 Extra Bucks with the purchase of Aveeno shaving cream. $4.99 shaving cream - $2 coupon - $2 ECB = is like paying $.99!
Proctor & Gamble has a site set up for sampling their products and printing coupons. Go here to check it out. Sign up is required.
WholeMeals is offering a $3 coupon off of their dog food. You can purchase their dog food at specialty stores. From what I can tell from their web site, the whole meal comes in the form of a bone.
(2) Palmolive - $1.49 ea. - earned $2.00 ECB's
Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion - $3.69 - earned $2.00 ECB's - used $.55 off coupon
Maybelline Foundation - $8.00 - used $2.00 off coupon
Maybelline Mascara - $4.00 - $1.00 off coupon - earned $5 ECB's for the Maybelline products
Edge Shave Gel - $2.00
CVS Cotton Swabs - $1.99
Used $11 in ECB's from a previous transaction
Total - $6.48 Out Of Pocket!!!!
I orderd my coupons from The Coupon Clippers. The cost for $43 in coupons was only $4.38! Stay tuned for more on that later!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Heres the deal...you create an account at Swagbucks and then any time you need to search the web, you log in and search the web using their Google powered search engine. As you search you are periodically rewarded with Swagbucks. You can then redeem those Swagbucks for merchandise and gifts cards. There are also several other ways to earn Swagbucks...such as shopping through their site. You will be awarded one Swagbuck for every $5 spent. Also, you can trade in cell phones and video games, invite your friends to join, comment on their blog and interact on their facebook page.
You can use the link to the right of this post to check it out. Let me know what you think!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Artscow.com is have their Crazy $.99 dog tag promotion. These dog tags are cute, you personalize the dog tag with your own photos. These would make cute Mother's Day Gifts. Dads, you could have your child's picture printed on them for mom! Use code COWTAG99 at checkout.
Kohl's is offering 30-35% off of their swimwear. It includes the new Speedo collection from Michael Phelps. They are also offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Go here to check it out.
Save 50% on Restaurant.com gift certificates. Pay $5 for a $25 gift certificate. Use code CHEF at checkout.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
There are a couple of options to get a good deal on the Olay Pro-X products this week. They are as follows:
CVS is offering $5 Extra Bucks back with your purchase of the lotion, cream, wrinkle treatment, eye restoration, discoloration complex or starter kit. Use the $5 coupon from this Sunday's paper and dowload the form mentioned above for a $25 rebate. CVS does not list prices for each product in their ad, however it does say that prices start at $47.00, so I don't know what your final out of pocket will be.
The rebate from Olay says you must purchase $50 worth of Pro-X products by March 8, 2009. Happy Shopping!
I know some of you are sick of the snow by now but in the south, we don't get it that much. I took this photo this morning from my apartment balcony. We're so excited to see some snow! Most of the church services have been cancelled and they've closed a few roads around town. Like I said, we don't get that much snow so when we do get it, people start closing everything. Oh well, its a good excuse to build a fire and curl up on the sofa! Have a great Sunday!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
You could sweeten this deal by purchasing your deodorant on sale and combining it with a coupon. I have always had good luck with getting rebates from Sure. The checks come in a timely manner and they normally include $1.00 off coupons for Pert and Sure.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Each invitation is one piece of 8 x 5.25 piece of cardstock on the bottom then a 7 x 3.75 piece of carstock, with the information printed on it, glued on top of that and finally a 4.5 x 7.5 piece of vellum on top. Punch two holes through the vellum and bottom piece of cardstock and tie it with a 16" long ribbon. Voila! Custom invitations! If you have any questions about the process you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment.
Go here to Wal-Mart's site to see their latest offering of free samples.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Check out drugstore.com's big clearance sale here.
Kohls is having a 2-day stock up sale. They are offering 40-50% off of spring styles. Check it out here.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Restaurant.com is offering 80% off of restaurant gift certificates!! Get a $25 gift certificate for $2. Use code DINE at checkout.
Artscow.com has just upgraded their photo collage program. To celebrate this, they have decided to let their mouse pads be their pilot product. Right now you can get custom photo mouse pads for $2.98 each. Uses code MOUSPD298 at checkout. These would make great gifts for someone who has a birthday coming up or you could get started on those Mother's day and Father's day gifts.
Kohls is having a 2-day sale. Take 20% off your entire order PLUS get free shipping when you spend $100 or more. Use code SAVE2DAY at checkout.
Walgreens is offer 20 free 4x6 prints today only! Use code ONEDAY at checkout.
Estee Lauder is offering free shipping with a $25 purchase. Use code FEBFREE at checkout.
Restoration Hardware Baby & Child is having a clearance event. You can get up to 75% off of their merchandise. For an extra 10% off, use code BXTRA10 at checkout. I love the look of their nursery and kids room decor!
Monday, February 9, 2009
But, oh happy day, our favorite store, Publix, recently put you on their list of essentials at $4.99 a bottle AND I had a $1.00 off coupon to purchase you. Now you happily reside back on my laundry room shelf where you belong and I'm back to sneaking sniffs of my shirt at work! Can you ever forgive me for my extended absence?
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I've recently discovered Brooke Fraser while listening to "The Message" on XM. After purchasing her cd, I have absolutely fallen in love with the C.S. Lewis Song. I thought I would share it with you. In case your wondering, her latest cd is called "Albertine." Go out and buy it!!!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Sign up with Red Plum to receive over $98 in grocery coupons, recipes and online shopping coupons. Also, they have tips on decorating for your Super Bowl party this week.
Join Club Olay to receive special money saving offers. Their current promotion is to receive a $25 rebate when you purchase $50 in Olay Professional Pro-X products.
Artscow.com is offering a free 10pc. photo book when you use the code FREE10BKS. This offer expires on 2/28/09 - FYI - the wording I received was a little hard to understand, you'll want to verify this offer for yourself...let me know how it works for you. This would be a great idea for those digital scrapbooking pages you've been making on Scrapblog.
Print a coupon here for $2 off the new Bertolli Oven Bake meals.
Betty Crocker is offering $20 in printable coupons. You will have to sign up for their website, if you haven't already.
Sign up here to print coupons for Horizon Organic Milk. This stuff taste so good, we freak out a little if we run out at our house. It tastes like milk should taste...you'll see what I'm talking about when you try it!
If you have not tried Seventh Generation cleaning products, you can log in here to print coupons for them. They are a little pricier than other cleaners but they are amazing. My hubby said they clean too good to be environmentally friendly. These products and the Horizon Organic Milk are my two household splurges.
Go here to print $1.00 off coupon for Coffee-Mate's new Caramel Apple Flavor.
As always, you can print additional coupons from my widget on the right.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The site is called Scrapblog and they have pre-made layouts that you can upload your photos to or you can start from scratch. From that point, you have several options...you can save it as a .jpg on your computer or you can upload it to a photo printing site. You can also make digital scrapbooks and have Scrapblog print them for you.
I made the picture you see here in about 10 minutes and it was the first time I had been to the site. Thats my Mr. Hoover and one of his many friends. Mr. Hoover is half dachshund, half love!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
One of the highlights was being able to use my $2.00 off of Vaseline Lotion that printed on the bottom of a CVS receipt. I scored a bottle of Vaseline Cocoa Butter lotion that normally retails for $8.00 for $1.50 because it was also on sale at Publix this week. I also got some Head & Shoulders shampoo on clearance for $2.00!
Another key to my savings success is reading http://www.fiddledeedeeblog.blogspot.com/ weekly Publix post with coupon matchups. Every Thursday she posts the latest and greatest Publix sale with printable and non-printable coupon matchups.
Also, you can check out my post here on keeping those coupons organized.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sign up at Betty Crocker for tons of recipes and print $29 in coupons!
Check out the Whole Deal from Whole Foods to see whats on sale and check out their money saving recipes. Also, if you have a Whole Foods in your area, stop by and pick up their new coupon booklet with $30 in coupons for organic and natural foods.
Take a look at this money saving recipe for Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake from Kraft Foods. Also sign up for their free Kraft Food and Family Magazine while your there. They are loaded with quick and easy recipes. Its my go-to magazine when I'm menu planning.
As always, you can print coupons from my widget to the right. Each month they are re-loaded with brand new coupons. Give a try and let me know what you think.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
1/2 c. cold butter
2-1/4 c. self rising soft wheat flour (she recommends White Lilly)
1-1/4 c. buttermilk (or whole milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice added)
flour for dusting
1. Cut butter with a sharp knife or pastry blender into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle butter slices over flour in large bowl. Toss butter with flour. Cut butter into flour with a pastry blender until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas. Cover and chill 10 minutes. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times, gradually adding additional flour as needed. With floured hands, press or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick rectangle (about 9x5 inches). Sprinkle top of dough with additional flour. Fold dough over onto itself in 3 sections, starting with 1 short end. (Fold dough rectangle as if folding a letter size piece of paper.) Repeat entire process 2 more times, beginning with pressing into a 3/4 inch thick dough rectangle (about 9x5 inches).
3. Press or pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, and place, side by side, on a parchement paper-lined or lightly greased jelly roll pan. (Dough rounds should touch)
4. Bake at 450 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; brush with 2 Tbsp. melted butter.
I like to try to make a few extra on weekends. This saves us from going through the drive-thru on weekday mornings.