Thursday, July 30, 2009

Walgreen's Friends and Family Discount 15% off July 31st

Friday, July 31st Only!

Walgreen's Friends and Family Discount.

Head on over and print out your discount card now. Tomorrow you can use it to get 15% off Eligible Store Items and 20% off Walgreens and W Brand Products.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Arby's Free FruiTea w/any Sandwich Purchase 7/29

Here is Arby's wednesday freebie of the week.

Receive a FREE FruiTea with any Sandwich purchase. This is available today only, 7/29

$2 off New Honey Bunches of Oats w/Pecan Bunches

I found this great coupon on this morning.

$2/1 Box of Honey Bunches of Oats w/Pecan Bunches

It only allowed me to print 1 coupon per computer so I was able to print 2. One with the laptop and one with the desk top.

We go through a lot of cereal around her so cereal coupons are like gold to me.

An Extra 15% off At JcPenney through August 1st

This coupon couldn't come at a better time. Kids need new school clothes and JcPenney has a lot to offer. What's great is this coupon can be used on "Sale and Regular Priced Purchases"

You can print it here to get 15% off through August 1st.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cheap School Supplies at Walgreen's This Week 7/26

Buy 1 and Get 2 Free items

2-pocket folder- 3 for 59cents

1-subject notebook- 3 for 99cents

Composition book- 3 for $1.99

Filler paper (120, 130 sheets)- 3 for $1.59

39cent Items

Elmers Glue with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Poster board with in-ad coupon (limit 6)

2 Pocket Poly Folder

Penway -protractor


-pencil sharpener

-pencil case

-index card case

More Free CVS School Supplies Sun (26th) - Tues (28th)

Have you gotten your freebies at CVS this week yet?

Sunday through Tuesday Only!

Caliber 100 Page Composition Books 99cents and earn 99cents Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)

Caliber Pencil or Index Card Case 99cents and earn 99cents Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)

Pilot Easytouch Pen 2 Pk 99cents and earn 99cents Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)

Colgate Total Advanced Tooth Paste or 360 Tooth Brush $2.88 and earn 2 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
-$1/1 Printable HERE
-.75/1 Colgate Total(Smart Source 7/26)

CVS Erasers, Push Pins or Binder Clips 99cents and earn .99cents Extra Care Bucks (Limit 2)

Also this week!

Arm & hammer Laundry Detergent 2/$6.99 and earn 2 Extra Care Bucks wyb 2 (Limit 3)

CVS Tampons $1.89 and earn 1.89 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Free Sample of Gain Febreeze Freshness

Gain is my all time favorite detergent although I don't always buy it unless I get a good deal!

Right now though you can get a free sample of Gain Febreeze Freshness, I already signed up for mine. :)

Free Sample of Rachel Ray's Nutrish Dog Food

By filling just a bit of information here you can get a FREE sample of Rachel Ray's Nutrish Premium Dog Food.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Car Allowance Rebate System: Cash For Clunkers

Today as I was heading to the Dr I had to go through several small towns and it seemed like every where I looked were huge signs at car dealerships.

These signs all read "Cash for Clunkers"

My daughter Emeri even noted that so many sad that and thought the saying was kind of funny.

So apparently I have been living under a rock since I almost never watch commercials and had not heard of this government rebate system. Tonight however as I laid here watching 20/20 I had to watch commercials. Every commercial break I am hearing "Cash for Clunkers". So of course I had to check it out.

I found that this is a Government Car Allowance Rebate where consumers who take advantage of this program can receive a $3,500 or $4,500 discount from the car dealer when they trade in their old vehicle and purchase or lease a new one.

Here are the specific requirements for this program per

* Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date
* Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify
* Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements)
* Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in
* You don't need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase
* Program runs through Nov 1, 2009 or when the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.
* The program requires the scrapping of your eligible trade-in vehicle, and that the dealer disclose to you an estimate of the scrap value of your trade-in. The scrap value, however minimal, will be in addition to the rebate, and not in place of the rebate.

My car does not qualify but if you believe yours does and need some more information be sure to follow the link to

Free Sample of New Total Blueberry and Pomegranate Cereal

If you would like to try a free sample of Total's New Blueberry and Pomegranate Cereal just go here to sign up.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Learning to Be a Do-It-Yourselfer Can Save You Some Dough

When hubby and I got married we both worked but after we had our first baby we decided I would stay home. At the time hubby worked in the office he does now but he was only a clerk. He was at the very bottom of the totem pole so needless to say we didn't have a lot of money to work with. Thankfully working at a major insurance company we had great insurance.

We rented until our second daughter turned 2. We had been married for 6 years and although he was slowly creeping up that ladder at work his salary was still way smaller than it is now. Over the years we made a lot of sacrifices in order for me to stay at home and be with our girls.

At this point in our life we decide we needed to quit renting. Yet we were not ready to undertake a house. Instead we opted to buy an older trailer off of a friend for next to nothing. We lived there for 3 years and then hubby got a nice promotion and we were ready to take on our first house.

During that time I began learning my Do-It-Yourself skills. Granted I had always been good at figuring things out. From the beginning of our marriage I had gladly put together every bookshelf, entertainment center, baby bed, swing set and all baby toys. If we bought something that came in a box with a gazillion pieces, I put it together.

Anyway, the trailer we bought was older and I desperately wanted to freshen it up. I began painting every single room. I put up new ceiling fans and a brand new outdoor light at the front door. I even replaced the living room carpet myself but I didn't really do it correctly. Instead of going out and buying tack strips I used staples and nails. But hey, when the room was put together you couldn't even tell.

Then my mom sister and I even completely gutted Emeri's room. We put up a new ceiling a new floor and then painted it. And put up a closet organizing system across one wall since there was no closet.

Since then I haven't been afraid to try much and lately we have been doing a lot of stuff in the house we live in now.

I will be doing some more posts about doing things yourself to save money and I will be showing pictures of what we have done in our home. If you can learn to do more things on your own it will keep you from having to hire someone out to do the work for you.

Are you a Do-It-Yourselfer? Isn't there such a great satisfaction in knowing you did something on your own and saved money doing it?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

FREE Arby's Roastburger w/Drink Purchase Today 7/22

Arby's has really been the place to eat this summer! Their Freebie Wednesdays have been a hit around here.

Today, July 22nd you can get a Free Roastburger with the purchase of any drink. I know around here you can get a small drink for around $1.60 and FYI their smalls are like mediums everywhere else!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Home Made PMS Bath Soak

Here is a great PMS Bath Soak that you can make at home. This will help you to relax and give you some relief. It works great to do this soak in the evening right before you plan to head to bed.

Here is what you will need:

1/8 cup of sweet almond oil
1/8 cup of grape seed oil
3 drops of clary sage oil
3 drops of lavender oil
2 drops of rose absolute oil
2 drops of juniper oil

Mix all of the oils together and bottle until
ready for use. On your first soak test out how much of the oil you want to use. You may want to try and just add a tablespoon at first then continue adding as you go to get your desired aroma.

To use add the oils to your warm
running bath water and mix well. Relax and soak
yourself while the oils do the work. If your stomach is bloated use a few
drops of the oils to rub gently and directly onto
the area.

Free Pastry with the Purchase of Any Beverage at Starbucks on 7/21

Print this invitation and take it in to your local Starbucks tomorrow morning (7/21) between opening and 10:30 am. You will receive a free pastry with the purchase of any beverage.

This is not valid in Hawaii, airports and travel plazas or at Barnes and Noble Cafes.

Get a Free Entree Salad w/an Entree Purchase at Denny's

Get a free Entree Salad when you purchase another entree and two drinks. This coupon for Denny's is good until 8/9/09.

The Entree salads are Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad, Baja Chicken Salad and Prime Rib and Bleu Salad. I personally think the last two sound delicious.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bath and Body Work FREE Lip Item with Any Purchase

Here is another great Bath and Body coupon. It is valid until tomorrow 7/19 and states: Free Lip item up to $12 with ANY Purchase.

This is a really great deal. I would buy one of the small sized lotions or sprays that are usually $3.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

$15 off $30 Express Coupon or $30 off $75

If you are heading out to the mall for back to school shopping you may just want to print out this coupon before you go.

You can get a great coupon from Express that is worth either $15 0ff $30 or $30 off $75. This coupon is valid through July 19th.

We will be stopping by the mall after a Drs appointment on Friday and will definitely be taking this coupon with us.

Walgreen's $5/$25 Coupon Valid Today and Tomorrow

I haven't done much shopping at Walgreen's lately but I may just have to head out to use this coupons. You can get $5 off your $25 order 7/16 and 7/17.

Please note that at Walgreens the coupon can be used after coupons. So your total must be $25 after all coupons you use.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Free Sample of Kotex Ultra Thin Overnight Pads

Kotex Ultra Overnight Pads

Sign up to get your free sample of Kotex Ultra Thin Overnight Pads with Wings. Click Here

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Free School Supplies at CVS this Week 7/12 - 7/13

I am really hoping to cash in on some free and almost free school supplies at CVS tomorrow. I haven't been in weeks and this is definitely the deals to get me over there.

These deals are only good Sunday and Monday.

Caliber or It’s Academic 5″ Pointed or Blunt Tip Scissors $2.99 and earn $2.99 Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)

Paper Mate Grip Pens (8-ct.) 99cents and earn 99cents Extra Care Bucks (limit 3)

Caliber or CVS 3-Subject or 5-Subject Notebook $3.99 and earn $3 Extra Care Bucks (limit 3)

Caliber or CVS 1-Subject Notebook 99cents and earn 99cents Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)

Caliber or CVS 12″ Plastic or Wood Ruler 99cents and earn 99cents Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)

Caliber or CVS School Glue 99cents and earn 99cents Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Spend $15 at Bath and Body Works and get a Free True Blue Spa Item

Right now at Bath and Body Works you can get a Free True Blue Spa item worth up to $15 when you make any $15 purchase. All you need to do is print out this coupon and take it in with you.

I personally love the Shea it Isn't So, shea butter foot cream above. I have rough heels and this stuff makes my feet feel soft and smooth.

Shopping June 26 through July 2nd

Well I have no pictures to go along with this weeks shopping. As a matter of fact the shopping was almost non-existent. With Remodel work still going on here and the girls finishing up their summer activities life is still too busy for me.

My shopping consisted of going to 2 stores, Kroger and Walgreens.

At Kroger I just picked up necessities: fruit, bread, tortillas, juice, ground turkey and lunch items for hubby. I spent a total of $26.32

Then I went to Walgreens because I had some expiring Register Rewards. In my last shopping trip I stated that I had $3 Register Rewards left but in all actuality I had $6. I forgot I had bought 2 of the free body wash that week.

Anyway, they were expiring so I went and got 2 gallons of milk and some paper towels. I spent $2.13.

So my total shopping this week was $28.45. This was super low but I have to admit that our eat out budget was over because there were a few days of pizza/drive thru instead of only 1.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


My husband just enjoyed a FREE Bacon Cheddar Roast Burger from Arby's with a coupon he received in his email.

The FREE item comes with any soft drink purchase.

Get your coupon at this link. This offer expires 7/12/09. If you attempt to visit the link after today, and it doesn't work for some reason, try changing the last 6 digits of the url (the web link) to the date (ie 07/10/09 would be 070909).

And, be sure to sign up for other great Arby's offers and free coupons by joining "Arby's Extras".

Monday, July 6, 2009

Review: Nature Valley Nut Clusters

A couple of weeks ago there was a lovely little box dropped off on our porch. In this box was 4 bags of Nature Valley Nut Clusters.

Thanks to the great people of MyBlogSpark my family and I got the opportunity to try out these new snacks. They come in four flavors: Nut Lovers, Honey Roasted Peanut, Roasted Cashew and Roasted Almond.

My hubby, girls and I all tested out each flavor and we enjoyed them very much. My personal favorite was Roasted Cashew although I enjoyed them all. Hubby and the girls really liked them all. We were all fighting each other trying to make sure we got to eat some of each flavor.

They are a great combination of sweet and salty. A serving size has a calorie range of 140-160 calories which is great if you are calorie counting.

When I was shopping in Kroger the other day they were putting them on the shelf but they didn't have them priced yet so I am not sure the cost of this snack. However if you are interested in trying them out you can print out a $1 off coupon here.

Home Made Deep Conditioning Treatment for Your Hair

Is all the swimming in the pool this summer drying out your locks?

Here is a frugal way was to deep condition your hair.

1 small jar of real mayonnaise (if you managed to get this free at Target a while back then this will be really cheap for you)
1/2 of an avocado

Put ingredients together in a medium bowl and squish together with your
hands until it’s a minty green color. Smooth into hair all the way to the
tips. Put on a shower cap or wrap your head with saran wrap. Leave on for
20 minutes.

For deeper conditioning put a hot, damp towel around your head
over the shower cap or saran wrap.

If you have really long hair and only
need conditioning at the ends, cut the ingredients in half and apply only to
the ends and just wrap them.

When you are done rinse your hair and let it air dry!

Friday, July 3, 2009

FREE Sample of Carefree Ultra Protection Liners

I love to get free samples! I have always had great success with Their samples always come and usually pretty quickly. I also love when they come with a coupon inside.

You can go here to get your free sample of Carefree Ultra Protection.

FREE Redbox Rental Code Expires July 7th

Here is a free Redbox Rental Code:


It expires July 7th and can be used once per credit or debit card.