Friday, February 27, 2009

Coupon Friday

Keep an eye out in your mailbox. I almost threw the coupons on top away because they were wrapped up with some other advertisements. Something told me to look before I tossed it and I'm glad I did because I would have missed out on the following coupons:
$1.00 / Dannon 4-pack fruit smoothie
$1.00 / Dannon La Creme 4-pack
$1.00 / Irish Spring Body Wash
$ .50 / Irish Spring Soap Bars
$1.50 / Colgate Advanced Toothpaste
$1.00 / Softsoap Body Wash
$1.00 / Softsoap Ensembles Liquid Hand Soap
$1.00 / Dannon DanActive 4-pack
$1.00 / Any (Two) Dannon DanActive 4-packs or (One) Eight Pack
These coupons are a little bit higher value than you see in the Sunday paper.
The other booklet you see is a coupon booklet that my hubby purchased from a dad at his office. It was a fundraiser that the school is doing. It is loaded with restaurant and rereational activities coupons. Its like a mini Entertainment book.
After I made a post about the Try Me Free Rebate for the Sure deodorant, I received a coupon in my email. Click here to print yours.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Free Sure Deodorant

While surfing Freeflys for the latest free samples, I found a Try Me Free Rebate offer for Sure Deodorant. They are offering full rebates for Sure for Men, Sure with Natural Extracts and Sure MAX FREE. Just click on each of their names to download the .pdf form. Only one rebate per household.

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

Frugal Invitations

One of my many hobbies is to make invitations for people. As soon as someone makes an announcement, I usually jump up and say, "I'll make the invitations!" The invitation on the left was for my sister-in-law's wedding and yes, she wanted camoflauge for her colors. The invitation on the right was one I made for my college graduation. I could not bring myself to pay the hundreds of dollars on the invites from the university. These invitations will fit in a standard greeting card envelope which you can usually find a 50-count box for around $3. Also, to bring your costs down further, you can purchase the card stock from Hobby Lobby when they mark it down to 50% off.

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 or post a comment.

Free Kashi Entree & Free Samples

Kashi is offering coupons for a free entree. This works out well with my new eat better plan, plus I already like their cereal and oatmeal. Click here to print your coupon. Thanks, Erin at Coupon Cravings.

Go here to Wal-Mart's site to see their latest offering of free samples.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another Coupon Roundup

Get a free trial of the new Good Housekeeping magazine by clicking here.

Check out'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

Friday Coupon Roundup

I'm back again with another coupon roundup...check out some of these great deals.. is offering 80% off of restaurant gift certificates!! Get a $25 gift certificate for $2. Use code DINE at checkout. 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

Dear Gain,

I know its been a while since you and I teamed up to fight the forces of dirty laundry but you see, lately I've been on this frugal kick. With the downturn of the economy, I've been trying to save a little money here and there. One way I thought I could save a little money was to make my own laundry detergent. The laundry detergent I made has no scent. I can understand how this suprises you because I'm all about smell! Anyway, I've been using the homemade detergent since November and I've come to realize that it pales in comparison to you. I've missed your fresh clean smell. Not to mention, my sweet hubby spends quite a lot of time in the mornings lint rolling his clothes because that homemade stuff leaves some kind of weird residue behind.

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

A Midweek Song

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!!!