Thursday, December 31, 2009
I've recently discovered smile.ly
You can go to the site and register. Your first mission should be for VitaCraves vitamins, if there are still spots available. I'm still waiting for mine to come in to test, but you can be sure I'm going to tell you all about them!
Click the link above to join. I will receive 1 smile (status indicator) for the first 20 who join!
I was recently sent a trial set of L'Oreal Lash Boosting Mascara and Serum from BzzAgent. I received one each of the Concentrated Lash Boosted Serum and the Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara. The challenge is to use the serum twice daily and the mascara daily for four weeks.
The mascara and serum should produce "visibly thicker, fuller, bare lashes that look multiplied" and have "less lash fall out". The mascara is double sided. The first step is a conditioner primer which will "prep lashes and boost their condition" and the mascara will give "80% longer lashes instantly".
My initial thought was that I was really hesitant because I am extremely loyal to my regular mascara (Mary Kay Ultimate) and I didn't really want to try a new product. But, I agreed to do it.
Here are my day one photos:
(I really hate having my photo taken!) These photos are before any use of the product and are with no make up on my eyes.
Here's what it looks like with the mascara on:
I have used the serum and mascara for 4 days now. I'm not sure if I'm seeing a difference in my "naked" lashes, but when the mascara is on, my lashes are longer, but still look pretty sparse. The system is extremely easy to use.
I will post a report weekly until the end of the challenge!
I'm excited to share some great news for cereal lovers.
General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.
Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.
Other cereal benefits:
- Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.
- Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child´s diet today.
- More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower .
(Info courtesy of General Mills)
We are big cereal eaters! I eat cereal every morning and my son and husband snack on dry cereals. I have been hesitant to buy anything other than Cheerios and Kix for my kiddo though because of the amount of sugar in most cereals. (We heavily monitor his sugar intake because of behavior issues.)
That being said, I'm so happy that General Mills has committed to reducing sugar in it's cereals while increasing the vitamins and minerals that are so important to development.
General Mills sent me 4 VIP coupons for FREE GM cereals to test the new cereals. I bought one typically higher sugar cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch) and then wimped out and bought Cheerios and two types of Chex for us to try.
We're two days into the Cinnamon Toast Crunch and my son's behavior hasn't changed!
That is a winner for me! I will continue to branch out what we serve to him and they will be General Mills cereals because of the lower sugar content!
The opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and I have not received monetary compensation for them. I did receive 4 free coupons, coupon link, and information from General Mills.The coupons did not change my opinion.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I've seen several bloggers mention this lately so I decided to take the Challenge!
Our rules are:
1. As much as possible comes from already bought foods.
2. One grocery trip per week for fresh items (meats, produce, dairy) and formula.
3. Only items that are FREE will be bought at CVS and Walgreens.
4. Spend less than $150 on food (formula kicks up the amount) in January. (Separate $50 budget for Pull-Ups, with the hope that this is the last month we have to buy them!)
I started looking through our pantry and freezer and can only make 16 dinners out of what we have. Post-partum blahs have depleted a lot of stockpile.
I will personally eat cereal every morning and our lunches will be sandwiches, soups, and quick meals with things we already have.
I'll have to get creative with the rest of the month and may end up having to up the budget a bit. I'll post a menu for the week every Monday, along with a "how-we're-doing" update.
Let me know if you want to take the challenge too!
Since the 1st isn't a Monday, here's what we have for the 1st-3rd:
Friday - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Green Beans (meat sauce was power cooked before I gave birth) - no shopping necessary
Saturday - Tortellini with Meat Sauce and Green Beans (I know...same meal two days in a row, but the sauce is enough for two days and I'm not sure if it'll last for me to make the meals a few days apart. My family won't mind at all!) - no shopping necessary
Sunday - Casserole, only need 1 lb beef!
Go here to see the original challenge and see what others are doing to meet it!
Envelopes: OS $0.59 each
Infinity 36 ct: $6.99
Infinity 18 ct: $5.29
Nice and Easy: OS $4.99
$1 off Infinity
BOGO Infinity (smaller pack FREE)
$1 Off Nice and Easy
Total Pd: $12.08
Total Saved: $11.09
Not as good as I'd expected...
2nd Stop: CVS
Pantene: OS $3.50 each
Dawn: OS $0.99
Ivory: OS $0.99 each
Re-inventng Beauty: $0.99
Pepsi (not pictured): $1.49
$1 off Ivory multipack (used 3)
$1 off Dawn with Hand Renewal
FREE GM Cereal
Total Pd: $6.97
Total Saved: $17.57
Received $3 EB ($1 for Bag Tag) and $3.50 in CRT Coupons
Lesson learned: take your own drinks...
3rd Stop: Wal Mart
Infinity 36 ct: $6.97
Infinity 18 ct: $3.96
Airplane: $2.47 (potty reward)
Movie: $13 (put away for birthday)
Tag Jr book: $5 (OS from $10.97, put away for birthday)
Tag Book: $6.98 (OS from $13.97, put away for birthday)
FREE GM Cereal (used 2)
$1 off Infinity
BOGO Infinity (small pk free)
$2 off Tag Jr Book
$4 off Tag Book
Mystery coupon for $2...no idea what it was for...maybe cashier error???
Total Pd: $27.68
Total Saved: $18.08 ( not including sale discounts on book, plane and movie)
4th Stop: Hastings
What to Expect the 1st Year: USED PRICE $8
Auto coupon at register $2.40
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here's what you can expect in the paper this weekend. Remember, not all areas get every insert and some may get different values on the coupons. I've seen a rumor that there may be a second Redplum also.
SmartSource 1 – General Mills Everyday Saver:
Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-ups, or Fruit Stickerz, boxes – 50 cents off any 2 (x2/27)
Fiber One Box Muffin Mix – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/27)
Fiber One Chewy Bars, box – 40 cents off any 1 (x2/27)
Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix, 28.3oz – 60 cents off any 1 (x2/27)
Fiber One Frozen Muffins – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/27)
General Mills Cereals, listed – $1.00 off any 3 (x2/13)
Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables – 60 cents off any 3 (x2/27)
Green Giant Just for One Vegetables – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/27)
GreenGiant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables – 40 cents off any 1 (x2/27)
NatureValley Granola Nut Clusters, bag – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/27)
Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls – 40 cents off any 2 (x3/27)
Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits – 30 cents off any 2 (x3/27)
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls – 40 cents off any 2 (x3/27)
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries – 55 cents off any 2 (x3/27)
Progresso Soups – $1.00 off any 4 (x2/27)
Progresso Soups – 50 cents off any 2 (x2/27)
Romano’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/27)
Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/27)
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipack – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/27)
Yoplait Frozen Smoothie – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/27)
Yoplait Go-Gurt Yogurt – $1.00 off any 2 (x2/27)
Yoplait Yogurt Cups, includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy or Whips, or Yoplait Original or Light Smoothie – 40 cents off any 6 (x2/27)
Yoplait Yogurt Cups, includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy or Whips, or Yoplait Original or Light Smoothie – 50 cents off any 8 (x2/27)
YoPlus or YoPlus Light Yogurt 4pk – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/27)
Act Mouthwash, 18oz or 33oz – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/27)
Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill (1) or any (2) Single Refills – $1.00 off (x2/14)
Air Wick Warmer Free wyb any Scented Oil Refill Fragrance – up to $2.19 value (x2/14)
Boost Glucose Control Drink multipack – $2.00 off any 1 (x2/14)
Boost Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink multipack – $2.00 off any 1 (x2/14)
Boost Nutritional Drink multipack – $1.50 off any 1 (x2/14)
Breyers Inspirations Yogurt multipack -50 cents off any 1 (x3/28)
Breyers Swirled Lowfat Yogurt Disney Multipack – 75 cents off any 1 (x3/28)
Breyers YoCrunch 100 Calorie Yogurt Packs – $1.00 off any 2 (x3/28)
Breyers Yogurt Cups, 6oz – $1.00 off any 10 (x3/28)
Campbell’s Chunky Healthy Request soup cans or bowls – 50 cents off any 2 (x3/15)
Campbell’s Condensed soups, excludes Tomato, Chicken Noodle, and Creams – 40 cents off any 2 (x3/15)
Campbell’s Condensed Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soups – 40 cents off any 4 (x3/15)
Campbell’s Healthy Request condensed soups – 40 cents off any 2 (x3/15)
Campbell’s Select Harvest Healthy Request soup cans or bowls – 50 cents off any 2 (x3/15)
Campbell’s Select Harvest soup can or bowls – 50 cents off any 2 (x2/15)
Campbell’s V8 soup – 75 cents off any 1 (x3/15)
Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials product multipack – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/14)
Creta Farms Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil Deli Meats, 1/2lb+ – $1.00 off (x4/30) DND-5 *Includes contest form on coupon for the Creta Farms Mediterranean Getaway
Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese – 45 cents off any 1 (x2/20)
Excedrin product, 20ct+ – 75 cents off any 1 (x2/28)
Excedrin product, 80ct+ – $1.50 off any 1 (x2/28)
Finish Quantum Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs – $2.50 off any 1 (x1/31)
Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks, 8.75oz+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28) *Limit One Coupon per Customer
Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer Moisurizer, 2.7oz or 12oz – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31) E-T-S
Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion or Cream, includes Ultimate Healing, Softening, Restoring, Soothing or Protection – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31) E-T-S
Kleenex, (3) Packages or (1) Bundle Pack – 50 cents off (x2/28) DND-5 *excludes individual Pocket Packs or Juniors tissues
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Pourable – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/1)
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Trigger, Plus Bleach, or Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/1)
Lysol Bathroom Cleaner or Mildew Remover – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/1)
Lysol Disinfectant Spray, 12oz+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/1)
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/1)
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners – $1.00 off any 2 (x2/1)
MiraLax, 14 dose or 10ct Carton only – $2.00 off any 1 (x2/6)
MiraLax, 30 dose only – $4.00 off any 1 (x2/6)
Old El Paso Heat & Serve side – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/27) *found in the Mexican Aisle
Powerbar Bars – $1.00 off any 5 (x3/31)
Powerbar Gel Blasts Energy Chews, 18g – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Reese’s, Hershey’s or York 100 Calorie Bars, 4.69oz+ box – 50 cents off any 1 (x4/3)
Resolve Bright & White product – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/14)
Resolve High Traffic Foam product – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/14)
Resolve Pretreat product – 50 cents off any 1 (x2/14)
Resolve product – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/14)
Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue Naturals, or Selsun Blue Salon – $1.00 off any 1 (x4/9) E-T-S
V8 100% Vegetable Juice, 46oz+ – 50 cents off any 2 (x2/14)
V8 Splash, 46oz+ – $1.00 off any 2 (x2/14)
V8 V-Fusion, 46oz or 6pk cans – 75 cents off any 1 (x2/14)
York Peppermint Patties, 12oz+ bags – $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Aleve D product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Aleve product, 40ct+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Alka-Seltzer Plus product, 10ct+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Atkins Bar 5pk – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31) DND-5 *Limit One Coupon per Customer
Atkins Shake 4pk – $1.50 off any 1 (x3/31) DND-5 *Limit One Coupon per Customer
Barilla Plus pasta – $1.00 off any 2 (x3/1)
Bayer Aspirin Low Dose regimin product 32ct+ or any Heart Health Advantage – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Bayer Quick Release Crystals or Genuine Bayer Aspirin 10ct+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Birds Eye Steamfresh Premium Seafood Meals – $1.50 off any 1 (x2/13)
Boca Meatless product – $1.00 off any 2 (x3/28)
Campho-Phenique product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Citracal product – $2.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush – 75 cents off any 1 (x1/23)
Colgate Total, Max White, Max Fresh, Sensitive, or Kids Toothpaste, 4oz+ – 75 cents off any 1 (x1/23)
Crystal Light Drink Mix product AND Nabisco 100 Calorie Pack – $2.00 off wyb BOTH (x1/31)
Dannon 6oz Single-Serve yogurt Cups – 60 cents off any 6 (x2/28)
Digiorno 200 Calorie Pizza – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28)
Ensure 6pk Shake – $3.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Farmland Cubed, Diced or Julienne Ham or Turkey – $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Farmland Special Select Ham or Turkey or Farmland Ham Steaks – $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Fiber One Lowfat Cottage Cheese with Fiber – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28) DND-5
Flintstones (vitamin) product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Gorton’s Grilled item – 50 cents off any 1 (x3/15)
Gorton’s Grilled Shrimp item – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/15)
Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals – 75 cents off any 3 (x2/27)
Healthometer scale, $19.88 and above – $10.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers – $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Healthy Choice Frozen Meals – $1.00 off any 2 (x2/28)
Healthy Choice Soups, micro bowls and cans – 75 cents off any 2 (x2/28)
Healthy Ones packaged lunchmeat, deli presliced, or 1lb of deli meat – 55 cents off (x2/28)
Icy Hot, Aspercreme, Capzasin, Sportscreme, or Flexall product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Marcal Small Steps Paper Towel, 2-roll + – $1.50 off any 1 (x1/31) *One coupon per person
Marcal Small Steps Towel, Bath Tissue, or Facial Tissue FREE or $1.00 off any Towel, Napkin, Bath Tissue or Facial Tissue (x1/31) *One coupon per person
Neo-Synephrine product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, 5.3oz cup, 16oz cup, or 4oz 4pk – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28)
Olivio products – $1.00 off any 2 (x6/30)
One A Day product 12ct+ – $2.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer – BOGO up to $3.99 value (x2/28)
Philips’ product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Planters Nut-rition product, 9-12oz – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31) DND-5
Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons – 50 cents off any 1 (x3/14) DND-5
Playtex Personal Cleansing Cloths product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/14) DND-5
Playtex Sport plastic applicator tampons, 18ct+ – 50 cents off any 1 (x3/14)
PureVia sweetener, any size – $2.00 off any 1 (x4/3)
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids, Lock-Its, Produce Saver or Premier Container – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/28)
Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks, 5oz+ – $1.00 off any 2 (x3/15)
Softsoap Brand Liquid Hand Soap, 8.5oz – 35 cents off any 1 (x1/23)
SoyJoy single bars – $2.00 off any 10 (x2/28)
SoyJoy single bars – B2G1 Free up to $1.39 value (x1/31)
Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator product – $1.00 off any 1 (x3/31)
Tyson Grilled & Ready Frozen product – $1.00 off any 1 (x4/3)
Tyson Grilled & Ready Refrigerated product – 55 cents off any 1 (x4/3)
Welch’s Jam, Jelly or Spread 32oz, 22oz, or 18.8oz – $1.00 off any 2 (x4/30)
Whole Body Cleanse Internal Cleansing System – $3.00 off any 1 (x4/3)
Zantac product – $1.00 off any 1 (x4/30)
Alli, 120 ct or 170 ct – Save $10.00 on any 1
Aquafresh Iso-Active Foaming Gel – Save $1.00 on any 1
Aquafresh Premium Toothbrush (Gel-Flex or Deep Action) – Save $1.00 on any 1
Aquafresh PremiumToohtpastes (Advanced,Extreme Clean, White & Shine or Sensitive, 5.6oz or larger – Save $.75 on any 1
Beano To-Go, 12 ct only – Save $.50 on any 1
Beano, 30ct or larger – Save $1.00 on any 1
Breathe Right – Save $1.00 on any 1
Caltrate, Except 30 ct – Save $2.00 on any 1
Centrum Kids – Save $2.00 on any 1
Centrum Performance – Save $1.00 on any 1
Centrum Silver, Except 30 ct – Save $3.00 on any 1
Centrum, Except 30 ct – Save $3.00 on any 1
Children’s Dimetapp – Save $1.00 on any 1
Coulour Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick or any L’Oreal Lip Product – Save $1.00 on any 1
Fiber Choice, 90 ct – Save $3.00 on any 1
Kellogg’s Special K Cereal Bars, Fruit Crisps and/or Bliss Bars 5 ct or larger – Save $1.00 on any 2
Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 11.4oz or larger – Save $1.00 on any 2
Kellogg’s Special K Crackers 4.62oz or larger – Save $1.00 on any 2
Kellogg’s SpecialK-Protein Meal Bars, Protein Snack Bars, Protein Shakes and/or Protein Water Mixes, 4 ct or larger – Save $1.00 on any 2
L’Oreal Cleanser, Moisturizer or Treatment – Save $2.00 on any 1
L’Oreal EverStrong of EverPure Treatment – Save $2.00 on any 1
L’Oreal EverStrong or EverPure Shampoo or Conditioner – Save $2.00 on any 1
L’Oreal Haircolor – Save $2.00 on any 1
L’Oreal Mascara, Eyeliner or Eye Shadow – Save $1.00 on any 1
Lactaid Fast Act Dietary Supp – Save $2.50 on any 1
McCormick Spice or Herb – Save $.75 on any 1
Nicorette Gum (100 ct or larger), NicoDerm CQ (14 ct or larger) or Commit (72 ct or larger) – Save $15.00 on any 1
Nivea Body Lotion 13.5 fl oz – Save $2.00 on any 1
Nivea Body Lotions 13.5 oz – Save $5.00 on any 1
Nivea Body Wash for Women 16.9 oz – Save $2.00 on any 1
Nivea Lip Care 0.17 oz – BOGO
Nivea My Silhouette 7oz – Save $3.00 on any 1
Pedigree Good Bites Treats for Dogs – Save $1.00 on any 1
Pedrigree Food for Dags, up to $1.09 – B2G1
Polident – Save $1.00 on any 1
Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn – Save $1.00 when you buy any 2 boxes
Robitussin To Go 10-count, excludes 2 ct – Save $1.00 on any 1
Robitussin, Except Robitussin To Go 2 ct – Save $1.00 on any 1
Sensodyne Iso-Active Foaming Gel or any Sensodyne Toothpaste – Save $1.00 on any 1
Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste – Save $1.00 on any 1
Smucker’s Fruit Spread and Jif Peanut Butter – Save $1.00 when you buy 1 of each
Super Poligrip – Save $1.00 on any 1
True Match or L’Oreal makeup, powder blush or concealer – Save $3.00 on any 1
Truvia Natural Sweetener – Save $1.00 on any 1
Uncle Ben’s plain white or brown rice – Save $1.00 on any 2
Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Save $1.00 on any 2
Red Plum #2
$3 off AcneFree Clear Skin System, (exp 2/28)
$1 off AcneFree non-kit Treatment (exp 2/28)
$2 off All Liquid Laundry Detergent, 32 load+ (exp 2/7)
$1/2 Aunt Jemima Mix or Syrup, 24oz+ (exp 4/30)
$1 off Band-Aid brand product (exp 3/31)
$2 off Bengay product (exp 3/31)
$1/2 Carefree products 28ct OR Ultra Protection products (exp 3/31)
$2 off Cortaid product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Disney or Marvel High-Quality Vitamin product (exp 2/17)
$5 off Ester-C product - $5.00 off any 1 (exp 2/24)
$5 off FaceLift WrinkleFree Eyes, Retinol 4X, or 24 Hour FaceLift (exp 2/28)
$6 offFlex-A-Min Joint Care product (exp 2/16)
.55/1 Hefty Waste Bags (exp 3/31)
.75/1 Jimmy Dean Sandwich item (exp 3/6)
$1 off Johnson & Johnson First Aid brand product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Johnson’s Baby product (exp 3/15)
$1 off Johnson’s Body Care product (exp 3/15)
.50/1 Listerine Antiseptic product 500mL+ (exp 1/31/11)
.50/1 Listerine Pocketpaks 24ct+, Pocketmist, Plax Rinse OR any Toothpaste (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine Restoring Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash 500mL+ (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine Smart Rinse, Agent Cool Blue OR Reach Kids Toothbrush (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash 500mL+ (exp 1/31/11)
$3 off Listerine Whitening Strips or Pen OR any Rembrandt 2 Hour Kit or Strips (exp 1/31/11)
$1 off Listerine or Rembrandt Whitening Rinse 16fl.oz + (exp 1/31/11)
$2 off Monistat Soothe & Relieve Pack OR any Soothing Care product (exp 6/30)
$3 off Monistat Yeast Infection Treatment OR any E.P.T. product (exp 6/30)
$1 off Motrin or Tylenol Infants or Childrens or Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold (exp 3/31)
$3/2 Motrin or Tylenol Infants or Childrens OR Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold (exp 3/31)
$1 off Motrin product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Nature’s Bounty vitamin or supplement (exp 2/16)
$1 off Neosporin Lip Health (exp 4/3)
$1 off Neosporin product (exp 3/31)
$1 off O.B. product (exp 3/31)
$5 off Olay Professional Pro-X Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser (exp 1/31)
$1 off Pepcid, Imodium, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Tucks product (exp 4/3)
$4/2 Pepcid, Imodium, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Tucks products (exp 4/3)
.55/1 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, box (exp 2/13)
$1 off Reach Dental Floss OR any Reach Access Flosser (exp 1/31/11)
B1G1 Reach single Toothbrush (exp 1/31/11)
B1G1 Reach Total Care Dental Floss 30yd (exp 1/31/11)
$2 off Rembrandt Whitening Mouthwash OR any Whitening Toothpaste (exp 1/31/11)
$1/3 Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni (exp 4/30)
$1 off Slim-Fast Bar mulitpack (exp 3/28)
$1.50 Slim-Fast Shake multipack or Shake Mix (exp 3/28)
$3 off SlimShots Liquid Portion Control, excludes 2ct (exp 3/31)
$1 off Splenda No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber product (exp 4/1)
$1.50/2 Splenda Sweetener products (exp 4/1)
B1G1 Stayfree products (exp 3/31)
$1 off Sun Crystals All-Natural Sweetener (exp 3/19)
$1 off Sundown vitamin or supplement product (exp 2/17)
$1 off Tylenol Cold or Sinus OR Sudafed PE or OM product (exp 4/3)
$1 off Tylenol Cold or Sinus OR Sudafed PE or OM products (exp 4/3)
$1 off Tylenol any (exp 3/31)
$2 off Viactiv Soft Chews Dietary Supplements (exp 3/31)
$2 off Visine All Day Eye Itch Relief, Totality Mulit-Symptom or Wipes (exp 3/31)
$1 off Visine product (exp 3/31)
Of course I find this after giving birth! Go here to get a free PreNexa Pregnancy Journal. Here's what the site says about it:
For expectant moms in-the-know—like you—there is a lot to learn! And, the PreNexa® pregnancy journal is a great all-in-one resource for your pregnancy. It includes tips from diet to travel and even exercise. There is also space for your notes and memorabilia collected during this exciting time.
There is also a link for a $5 off coupon for the PreNexa vitamins.
I noticed today there are $4 off Tag book and $2 off Tag Jr Book coupons!
Also spotted are:
$1.50off Hormel Fully Cooked Entree
$0.75 off Little Debbie Cupcakes
Buy 2, Get 1 Free Luna Bar
If you go to Snapfish and create a new account, you will receive a $10 credit toward your first order. I personally created a 2010 datebook and only paid $1.xx in shipping! The website also says that you can get 50 free 4x6 prints with your first upload! There is also a Winter Clearance sale with 40% off prices on lots of items!
Thanks A Frugal Friend for finding this deal!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Magazines (all free):
Muscle & Fitness, 2 issues
Lego Club Jr.
Florida Travel and Life
Excedrin Extra Strength
2010 Pocket Organizer (from the hospital where I had my son)
Tide Swash (from VocalPoint)
L'Oreal Lash System (from BzzAgent for testing)
$1 off Folgers
$2 off Benefiber
$5 off Febreze Luminary
4 FREE Cereals from General Mills
How did you do?
Proud to be part of A Frugal Friend's Mailbox Monday! Go check out what other bloggers are getting in their mail! You'll be shocked at what some people get for free! I'm so inspired...
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Well, tomorrow is Christmas. I wish you all a happy, warm holiday. Here, it's snowing! I know, in TEXAS!!! It started this morning and started sticking about 3 hours ago. We're up to about 3 inches now. Wind is blowing 30+ MPH and we can't really get out and enjoy it yet.
This is my (covered) porch. I didn't even make it out the door to take pictures:
This is the bush under the covered part of the roof:
The view from just inside my door (I'm not going out in that!):
So, from my family to yours: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Let's hope that 2010 is a good year for freebies, thrifty living and most importantly, family fun!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
By Colleen Coble
Young Addie Sullivan’s life is turned upside down when a stranger claims she is a relative of his and takes her away to discover the truth of her heritage while posing as a teacher in her potential family’s home. While there, she learns about true acceptance, true love and that people are not always what they seem. She also learns to rely on God to determine her path and learns to listen to His guidance even when her circumstances seem to dictate another course.
The story has the right mix of mystery, romance and suspense. I had a hard time putting it down. Some of the characters are formulaic and others are not fully developed, but the story is so engaging, you won’t care!
I’ve never read much Christian romance/mystery before, but after this novel, I think I’ll start reading it a lot more. It was a great escape.
I am a member of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program. I received no monetary compensation for my opinions. A copy of the book was provided for me to read, in exchange for my honest opinions of the book. Go here to learn more about the program: http://brb.thomasnelson.com/
Monday, December 21, 2009
Magazines (all free):
Muscle & Fitness
Travel & eisure
Kirkland Size 1-2 Diapers
$10 check from MySurvey (email me if you'd like an invite!)
$10 Gift Card for CVS From MyPoints (email me if you'd like an invite!)
Thank You Notes from Dove (forgot about these!)
Mini Make-up Collection from ELF Cosmetics (use code LOYAL with any purchase, I bought nail polish and got this free! Paid shipping.)
Candy Cane wreath from an insurance agent
25 photo cards from Shutterfly (Pampers code redemption, paid shipping only)
50 photo cards from SeeHere (Use code NEWBABY, paid shipping only)
50 Prints from Shutterfly (new customer promotion, paid shipping only)
2 - $1 off Kotex
Netbook cover from 1saleaday.com (Already wrapped and shipped for a gift, paid shipping only)
$5 Amazon gift code from Opinion Outpost
$5 Amazon gift code from Daily Survey Panel
Proud to be part of A Frugal Friend's Mailbox Monday! Go check out what other bloggers are getting in their mail! You'll be shocked at what some people get for free! I'm so inspired...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Magazines (all free):
Huggies Little Movers
The Lightkeeper's Daughter (as a part of the Thomas Nelson book review program)
The Tender Words of God (as a thank you from Zondervan email book club)
Baby Tee Shirt (from my Alma Mater, for having a baby!)
2010 Calendar from my realtor
$10 check from MySurvey (email me if you'd like an invite!)
$1 off Millstone
6-$1 off Dannon Yogurt (part of the Dannonomics rebate)
Go over today and get entered. There is just ONE WEEK LEFT to get entries in to win their GRAND PRIZE of $200+ in awesome stocking stuffers!!!
The prizes today are spectacular. There are many ways to enter.
Be sure to let me know if you win something after seeing it here! I love to see you gals win!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
GO check out the sales on Amazon today!
There are lightning deals going all day. You can also get up to 75% off Hasbro games, a bunch of games are $10 or less with FREE Super Saver Shipping, up to 50% off Twilight items with FREE Super Saver Shipping, and a HUGE list of toys up to 50% off!
You have 5 days left to order for your gifts to arrive in time for Christmas.
If you have more than just kiddos to buy for (like me...mom is so hard to find something for!) then there is a list here of the BEST DEALS on the site and there are truly some great finds!
Go here to SeeHere and register. Then you just upload and build your card. This is not like any card building program I've ever used! You can move elements around the card to make them truly custom. I think ours are going to be awesome!
Oh, to get them free, add 50 cards to your cart and use the code NEWBABY. That will make all 50 FREE!
This is something I've seen on other sites and just assumed it was a code that wasn't working anymore, but IT IS!
Now I've just got to get them here and get them addressed and stamped...wish I could get free stamps somehow...
Thursday, December 10, 2009
* Offer valid for one time use per member per household. Offer valid for shipped orders only. Taxes, shipping and handling charges will apply.
Proud to be part of Thrifty Thursday at Coupon Teacher!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Magazines (all free):
Voice of the Martyrs
Islands (2 issues)
Town and Country
Caress Body Wash
Ghirardelli Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares (5 came, but one didn't last until photo time)
Republic of Tea sample (with catalog)
Dove Shampoo and Conditioner
Full Size Products:
I Am Legend (redeemed Swagbucks and got it for $2 on Amazon Black Friday sale!)
Christmas in the Manger Tag Jr. Book (redeemed Swagbucks and bought on Amazon sale)
USGA Notepad and sticker
Marriage Myth Buster Guide and Love Letter Kit
5 $1.50 off Ghirardelli Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
$1 off Dove
Right at Home coupon book
Mueller's Pasta recipe book with coupons
Won the Pillsbury refrigerated cookie giveaway on Money Saving Maine-iac which included a coupon for a FREE package of dough, a turkey finger puppet, a turkey stress reliever (both claimed by the toddler as soon as the picture was done!) and a turkey pen.
How did you do?
Go here to get a FREE 27 pc. Mini Make Up Collection with any purchase!
Seriously, ANY purchase.
I ordered two nail polishes (couldn't decide on color) and got them and the collection, with paying for shipping, for $8.95! Use code LOYAL and you'll see it added to your cart (near the total at the bottom).
(Collection contains: 9 eyeshadows, 1 cream eyeshadow, bronzer, blusher, 10 lip glosses, brow powder, eye liner pencil, and applicators.)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
$1.50 4-Way Nasal Spray product (exp 1/31)
$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill Pack or (2) Single Refills (exp 1/17)
$2.19 Air Wick Warmer unit FREE wyb any Air Wick Scented Oil Refill fragrance (exp 1/17)
$1 off Airborne Product (exp 1/18)
$1 off Alka-Seltzer Plus product, 10ct+ (exp 2/28) *Excludes Alka-Seltzer antacid products
.50/1 Alouette Extra Creamy Brie (exp 3/31)
.40/1 Argo Corn Starch 16oz or Baking Powder 12oz (exp 6/6)
$1 off Arm & Hammer Kids Spinbrush Powered Toothbrush (exp 3/31)
$1 off Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Powered Toothbrush (exp 3/31)
$2 off Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Sonic Brush or Refill (exp 3/31)
.50/1 Bakers bar product (exp 1/20)
$1 off Benefiber Orange product (exp 1/9)
$1 off Benefiber product (exp 1/9)
$1 off Better Than Ears 9pk+, Guilt-Free Treats 8oz, or Nut-tastics 10oz (exp 3/31)
.50/1 Bird’s Eye bag or box Vegetables, excludes Steamfresh varieties (exp 1/17)
.50/1 Bird’s Eye Steamfresh bag Vegetables, Rice or Pasta (exp 1/17)
$1.50 Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Meals bag (exp 1/16)
.25/1 Bob Evans Sausage or Express Fully Cooked Sausage (exp 2/7)
$1/2 Celestial Seasonings Tea boxes (exp 3/6)
B1G1 Chef Michaels Canine Creations can (exp 1/4)
$2/1 Chef Michaels Canine Creations dry dinner bag, any size/variety (exp 1/4)
$1/2 Chi-Chi’s Salsa jars or Snackers Salsa and Cheese Cups, 12oz+, any variety (exp 2/28)
$1/2 Chi-Chi’s Tortillas, any variety (exp 2/28)
.75/1 Colgate Total, Max White, Max Fresh, Sensitive, or Kids Toothpaste, 4oz+ (exp 12/26/09)
$1 off Colgate Wisp 16ct product (exp 12/26/09)
.50/1 Colgate Wisp 4ct product (exp 12/26/09)
$1 off Curel Moisturizer, 3.5oz+ (exp 2/28)
.55/1 Cuties, 3lb bag (exp 1/6)
$1 off Cuties, 5lb box (exp 1/6)
$1 off DanActive 4pk or 8pk (exp 1/31)
$1 off Farm Rich product (exp 2/28)
$1 off Fisher nut product 4oz+ (exp 6/30)
.40/1 Fleishmann’s Yeast strip or jar (exp 6/6)
$1/2 Freshpet Select products, 10.25oz or smaller (exp 2/28)
$1 off Gas-X Thin Strips product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Gax-X product (exp 3/31)
$1.50/2 Glade 4oz Jar Candles (exp 1/2)
$3.99 Glade Scented oil Candles refill FREE wyb any Scented Oil Candle Holder (exp 1/2)
$2/2 Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill packs (exp 1/2)
$1 off Hershey’s Bliss bag or Gift Box or Hershey’s Pot of Gold (exp 12/25/09)
B3G1 Hershey’s Kisses, 8oz-12oz (exp 12/25/09)
$3/2 Jergens Moisturizers 7.5fl.oz+ (exp 1/31)
.40/1 Karo Syrup, 16oz+ (exp 6/6)
.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue boxes or (1) Bundle pack (exp 1/31)
.50/1 Kraft Singles, includes regular, 2%, Fat Free, Singles Select, 10.7oz+ (exp 1/10)
$5/1 KY Brand Yours+Mine, Intense or Intrigue product (exp 1/10)
$1.50 Maalox Liquid (exp 3/31)
$3/2 Maalox products (exp 3/31)
$1 off MidNite or MidNite PM (exp 6/30)
$2/1 Miralax, 10 or 14 dose only (exp 1/3)
$4/1 Miralax, 30 dose only (exp 1/3)
$1 off Miralax, 7 dose (exp 1/3)
.50/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese (exp 1/20)
.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls (exp 2/27)
.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! Refrigerated Biscuits (exp 2/27)
55/2 Pillsbury Grands! Sweet Rolls (exp 2/27)
$1/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough (exp 2/27)
.40/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Sweet Rolls (exp 2/27)
.55/1 Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough (exp 2/27)
$5 off Playskool Busy Ball Popper (exp 1/15)
$5 off Playskool Step Start Walk’N Ride (exp 1/15)
$1/2 Post Cereal, 10oz+ (exp 1/17)
$1/2 Post Kids Cereal, 10oz+ (exp 1/17)
.25/1 Progresso Rich & Hearty Soup (exp 1/30)
$1/4 Progresso Soups (exp 1/30)
$1 off Red Baron Fire Baked Singles Pizza (exp 2/7)
$1/2 Reese’s, Hershey’s, York, Kit Kat or Rolo bags, 8oz+ (exp 12/25/09)
$1 off Resolve Bright’n White product (exp 1/17)
.50/1 Resolve pretreat product (exp 1/17)
.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil (exp 12/31/09) *Excludes 20, 25, or 30 sq.ft.
$1/2 Rhodes Bread or Rolls (exp 3/31)
.75/1 Ronzoni SmartTaste pasta (exp 2/28)
$2/1 Schick Disposable Razors (exp 1/17)
$2/1 Schick Quattro for Women or Intuition Plus Razor or Refill (exp 1/17)
$2/1 Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer or Razor or Refill (exp 1/17)
$1/2 Snyder’s of Hanover Flavored Pretzel Pieces & Nibblers, 10oz+ (exp 1/31)
.50/1 Sugar In The Raw product, excludes 25ct (exp 3/3)
$1 off Tornados, 8.4oz box (exp 3/31)
$3 off Triaminic Thin Strips product (exp 1/31)
$2 off Triaminic product, any from the makers of (exp 1/31)
$1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags (exp 1/30)
$1.50/2 Ziploc Brand Containers (exp 1/30)
RedPlum (RP 12/6/09)
- $2/1 All 2x Ultra or Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent, exp. 1-10-10
- $1/1 Bertolli Frozen Meals, exp. 2-14-10
- $1/1 Bertolli Mediterranean Style, exp. 2-14-10
- $1/1 Betty Crocker Decorating Cookie Icing, exp. 12-31-09
- $0.50/1 Brawny Paper Towels, exp. 1-31-10
- $3/1 Caltrate Product, exp. 2-28-10
- $1/1 Cesar Treats for Cats, exp. 1-31-10
- $2/1 Charmin Plus Lotion Toilet Paper, exp. 2-6-10
- $0.75/1 Charmin Toilet Paper, exp. 2-6-10
- $1/1 Dove Candy, exp. 1-31-10
- $0.55/1 EarthGrains 100% Natural Thin Buns or 100% Natural or Double Fiber Bread, exp. 1-22-10
- $0.50/1 Folgers Decaf, Half Calf or Simply Smooth, exp. 1-16-10
- $0.50/1 Folgers Gourmet Selects, exp. 1-31-10
- $0.25/1 Folgers Products including Folgers Singles and Pods, exp. 1-16-10
- $2/1 Garnier Nutrisse Shade or Multi-Lights Kit, exp. 1-15-10
- $1/1 Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer, exp. 2-28-10
- $1/1 Glad Forceflex Trash Bags, exp. 12-31-09
- $1/2 Hillshire Farm Cocktail Links, exp. 1-30-10
- $0.45/1 Hostess Donut Family Pack, exp. 1-31-10
- $1/1 Ideal No Calorie Sweetener, exp. 2-28-10
- $1/1 Immaculate Baking All Natural Cookie Dough, exp. 2-28-10
- $1/1 Imodium Product, excludes trial, exp. 3-31-10
- $0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Skillets, exp. 2-28-10
- $2/1 Kibbles n Bits Dry Dog Food, exp. 1-31-10
- $1/1 Kibbles n Bits Dry Dog Food, exp. 1-31-10
- $1/1 Listerine Antiseptic, Agent Cool Blue or Whitening Rinse, exp. 12-31-10
- $1/1 M&Ms Premium Chocolate Candies, exp. 1-31-10
- $1/2 M&Ms Single Color Chocolate Candies Tubs, exp. 2-28-10
- $0.50/1 McCormick Cocktail Sauce, exp. 1-3-10
- $1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women, exp. 1-31-10
- $2/1 Pampers Cruisers Diapers, exp. 2-6-10
- $2/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers, exp. 2-6-10
- $1/1 Pedigree Dentastix, exp. 1-31-10
- $1/1 Pedigree Good Bites, exp. 1-31-10
- $1/1 Pedigree Jumbone, exp. 1-31-10
- $1/1 Pedigree Marrobone, exp. 1-31-10
- B1G1 Pedigree Meaty Mixers Dog Food, exp. 2-28-10
- $1/1 Pine Mountain Firelogs, case, exp. 1-31-10
- B1G1 Reach Adult Toothbrush or Wondergrip, exp. 12-31-10
- $1.50/2 Sara Lee Cheesecake or Pound Cake, exp. 2-28-10
- $2/1 Scotch Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser, exp. 2-28-10
- $1/1 Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter with Built-In Ribbon Cutter, exp. 2-28-10
- $0.50/1 Scotch Packaging Tape Roll, exp. 2-28-10
- $1/2 Scotch Pop-Up Tape Products, exp. 2-28-10
- $2/1 Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets, exp. 1-10-10
- $1/1 St. Joseph 81-mg. Aspirin, exp. 4-30-10
- $2/1 Sudafed, Sudafed PE or Sudafed OM, ETS, exp. 3-31-10
- $0.50/1 Super Pretzel Product, exp. 2-8-10
- $1/2 Temptations Treats for Cats, exp. 1-17-10
- $1/1 Tylenol Cold or Tylenol Sinus, exp. 3-31-10
- $1/1 Tylenol Cold, Cough, Sore Throat or Sinus Product, exp. 3-31-10
- $1/1 Tylenol Extra Strength Product, exp. 3-31-10
- $1/1 Tylenol Plus Product, exp. 3-31-10
- $2/1 Zyrtec-D, exp. 3-31-10
The Coventry Carol by Mediaeval Baebes
Brandon Heath - The Night Before Christmas
X5 Free Classical Sampler - Classical Christmas
Silent Night by House of Heroes
A lot more free (over 500 songs!) here.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"Beginning this Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. through Dec. 12, Walmart will offer a $50 Walmart Gift Card immediately after the purchase of the $199 Wii console. The card can be used on the very next purchase or at any future purchase at any Walmart store.*"
Sounds like it's only good in store though...that may be a deal breaker.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thanks to $30 Weekly Grocery Challenge, I can announce that the BOGO Egg coupon will be back for a (very) short time tomorrow!
This coupon will be available at 9 am CST and only available to the first 10,000 people that take the pledge to "Eat Good".