Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Harris Teeter is tripling coupons again

Harris Teeter will triple coupons .99 cents and under. (example= a .75 cents coupon will triple to $2.25 off) They will triple Jan 1st thru 4th. I have said this before, but this is worth a trip even if your store is 30 minutes away. I always walk away with a lot of free or very cheap stuff.

Great deal on South Beach cereal bars

CVS has South Beach cereal bars on sale for 2 for $5. Use this $2 off 1 coupon and get the for 50 cents a box. Great for that new diet everyone will be starting tomorrow.

Have you made any New Years Resolutions?

Every year one of my resolutions is to lose weight. We already joined the YMCA a month ago and we have been working out 2 to 3 time a week. So this year my goal is to continue exercising.
My 1# goal this year is to get caught up on my scrapbooking. I am about I year behind. So in order to keep this goal I need to print a lot of pictures. Kingdom First Mom has written a post on how to get a lot of those pictures printed for free. Click here to read her post.

Need some free shampoo?

Suave will be givig away free shampoo on January 14th. Click here to find out more details.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Free chicken at Chick fil a

Go to Chick-fil-A any time between 10:30am - 6:00pm on January 1st(Thursday). Make any purchase and you will receive a coupon good for a free chicken biscuit. This coupon is good thru March 28th.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Target after Christmas clearance

I have been waiting to buy any Christmas stuff for next year, but I hit the jackpot today. I had coffee with a friend in Yulee, so I took the opportunity to run in Target afterward. I was pleasantly surprised to see they already had their Christmas stuff 75% off. Whoo Who!!!! I went a little crazy. They still had lots of everything, trees, yard decorations (matt), candy, toys, cards, wrap......Check out your local Target if you need any of that kind of stuff for next year. My stash is now replenished.

Monday, December 22, 2008

More Free Pictures

Does anybody need more free photos? You can go to to get a free 5x7 or 8x10 photo. Just use the promo code: ENLARGE This offer is good through Dec. 24th.

Redbox code for Monday

The REDBOX code for today is: EC22KP You can use this for a free rental at any redbox location thru midnight tonight.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My CVS trip tonight

Wow! I'm tired after my midnight trip to CVS. They are having so many freebies that I just had to go...LOL. I got all this stuff for $7 out of pocket after ECB and coupons. I also have at least $30 of ECB to use next time. See my post here to find out how you can do it too.

Free Redbox on Sunday 12/21

Go to any Walmart redbox location and you can rent a free movie with this code: 11moms4uN This code is good for one day (sunday) only and must be used at a Walmart redbox location.

No coupons this week

You don't have to rush out and buy extra papers tomorrow. There are not going to be any tomorrow. This is considered a holiday weekend. Yes, there should be coupons in next Sunday's paper. Maybe I can catch up on coupon organization this week.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

CVS freebies Sunday and Monday

These deals are good Sunday and Monday only! (12/21- 12/22)

Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 16.9 oz $2.99
Get $2.99 ECB back
Possible coupon $1 off from 9/28 paper
Final Price= free plus possible overage
Limit 5

Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine nail color $5.99
Get $5.99 ECB back
Use .50 cents off one from 9/28 paper
Final price= free plus possible overage
Limit 2

Arm & Hammer essentials starter kit, 32 oz $2.99
Get $2.99 ECB back
Use $1/1 coupon from 12/14 paper
Final price= free plus $1 overage
Limit 5

L'Oreal HIP Metallic eye shadow duos, $6.99
get $6.99 ECB back
Use $2/1 from 10/5 newspaper
Final price= free plus $2 overage
limit 2

Thermacare Neck to Arm wrap, trial size $2.49
Get $2.49 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 3

Right Guard professional strength deodorant $6
Get $6 ECB back
Final price=free
Limit 5

Zipfizz energy mix, 3 count, $5.99
Get $5.99 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 1

Excedrin express gels, 20 ct., $3.99
get $3.99 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 1

Alteril sleep aid 30 ct., $9.99
get $9.99 ECB back
Final price= free
Limit 1

Halls Naturals, 25 ct., $2.59
Get $2.59 ECB back
Use .50 coupon from 12/7 paper
final price= free plus overage
Limit 1

Zantac 150, 8 ct $4.99
get $4.99 ECB back
use $1/1 from 12/14 newspaper
final price= free plus overage
Limit 1

Benefiber drink mix 16ct, $7.29
Get $7.29 ECB back
Use $2/1 coupon from 11/16 newspaper
Final price= free plus $2 overage
limit 1

Sleepinal 32 ct., $8.49
get $8.49 ECB back
final price= free
limit 1

Friday, December 19, 2008

Olay $15 gift card

This week Walgreens has Olay regenerist products reg. priced at $9.99 and up for buy one get one half price.Buy two facial cleansers for $9.99 each. With the sale one will be $9.99 and one will be $4.99. Use the $5 off two coupon from the 12/14 proctor and gamble insert from the paper making the total $9.99. Get the Olay rebate form here to receive your $15 gift card.

Free Energizer rechargeable charger at Walgreens

The Thrifty Mama reports that you can get a free Energizer charger at Walgreens after rebates. The Energizer Rechargeable charger is $7.99 this week. Use a $5 Walgreen's Easy saver rebate. Then use the $5 Manufacturer rebate here. The final price will be free with overage after you get the rebates back.

2 free 8x10's from Walgreens

Looking for a last minute gift for a grandparent? Or do you just need some photos for your house? There are two different ways to get a free 8x10. Get one from Snapfish and pick it up at Walgreens. Use the code: WALFREE Place the order through the Snapfish site. This is only valid Friday & Saturday (Dec 19th & 20th) You can pick up the photo any day just make sure you order by Sat. The second free 8x10 comes from the Walgreen's site. Use the code: FREEGIFT This is also valid on Fri. & Sat. (19th & 20th) You can also pick this up any day as long as it is ordered by Sat. Thanks to Freebies for Mom for this info. Check out her post.

*****UPDATE***** This was really easy at both sites. You can even add borders (holiday, birthday, etc...) for the Walgreens 8x10. These will be ready in 1 hour. This could be a cheap neat addition to someone's gift.

Walgreens sale thru tomorrow

Walgreens has 2 day doorbuster deals. This includes lil Webkinz pets at $5.99 BOGO free. This also includes $10 of boxed or individual Hallmark cards and get a $5 register reward. To check out all the deals go to Thrifty Florida Mama and see what she has written.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Free Redbox movie at Walgreens

Today only (12/17) you can get a free movie rental at any Walgreen's redbox location. Use the code 9WAG27. This is great. We had a free movie from Walmart redbox on Sunday. We had a free movie from McDonald's redbox on Monday and now a free movie from Walgreen's today. I'm thinking about canceling my netflix.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Busy with Holiday shopping

I have been so busy with Holiday things I need to do that I haven't posted many Walgreens, Cvs, lately. I will try to post some later today. Just so you know CVS will be having a lot of good freebies next Sunday.

Free REDBOX code for Monday 12/15

Today's Free Redbox code is 47J2L8 . This code expires at midnight tonight. Go to any REDBOX to rent a free movie today!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Old Navy doorbusters

Saturday only Old Navy will have all long sleeve thermal shirts for $5. Also the first 50 to 200 people to spend $20 will get four movie passes. I guess they are having door busters every Sat. Last week we racked up on the $12 jeans. Last week they were also giving away coupons as you entered the store to save even more.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Walgreens sales

I got all this for $5 after Walgreen's coupons and register rewards. This is a great week to get those little Christmas things you need (bags, tissue paper, tags, etc... Whenever you buy $25 dollars worth of merchandise a $5 register reward will automatically print out. You don't have to give them a coupon for it or anything. The great thing about this is that it is $25 before you take the coupons off.(it goes by the regular price of your items) I bought a lot of things that had the Walgreen's coupon (from the flyer) for .39 cents. The average regular price of these items was .99 cents. Example: If you bought 26 items that were regularly .99 cents ($25.74), but were on sale this week for .39 cents you would spend $10.14 OOP and get a $5 register reward.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (day #9)

You and your children can do some holiday baking. Cookies, candies, etc..... At times I find myself in too much of a hurry or I want things perfect so I automatically say "no" when my children ask to help. I am trying to relax and say "yes" more often. I remember as a child rolling out cookie dough with my mom and cutting them and painting them with food coloring. Those are the kinds of things that stick out in your memory. I'm sure I won't remember in 10 years how clean or messy my kitchen was because my kids did or didn't help. My children get excited when I let them break apart the store bought cookie dough or stir the bowl. They are proud of their accomplishments. Do some holiday baking with your kids this year.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (Day #8)

Every year my maternal extended family gathers at my house the Sat. before Christmas. One of the kids favorite things about this party is that we go caroling each year. My neighborhood is one large circle. We go house to house singing Christmas carols. Just make sure you know the words....sometime we get to the middle of a song and realize we don't know the rest.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Frugal Family Christmas fun (day #7)

Take a family picture together. This does not have to be expensive. For many years my best friend and I have gone to the beach together (with our families and digital cameras) and taken pictures. The key is to take a lot so your are bound to like some of them. Go anywhere that is in your area. One year we went to a fort and one year we took them while we were on vacation in the mountains. Then make that family photo into an ornament for your tree. I usually get a dated frame from the Picture People or go to cracker barrel. This year you can go to and get a ornament made with your uploaded picture for $1.99 + free shipping. Just use the code ORNAMENT199. I already ordered mine. You can order as many as you want for that price. I bought several for gifts. Another great place to get pictures taken is Portrait Innovations. They have a special that you can get for $9.99. They do a great job and I'm always happy with the outcome. Each year when we pull out our ornament my kids are excited to look at the pictures from past years. It is kinda a Christmas tree scrapbook.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Want another day of free REDBOX????

Walmart and eleven moms is offering a free movie code for Sundays for the next 5 weeks. You can only use this code at a REDBOX inside of a Walmart store. Here are the codes:
Week one (Sunday 12/7)- 11moms4uS (good one day only)
Week two (Sunday 12/14)- 11moms4uA (good one day only)
Week three (Sun. 12/21)- 11moms4uN (good one day only)
Week four(Sunday 12/28)- 11moms4uT (good one day only)
Week five(Sunday 1/4) - 11moms4uA (good one day only)

Now you can get a free movie on Sunday, return it on Monday and use your Monday good to get another free one.....if you want to watch that many movies.

Frugal family Christmas fun (day #6)

Check with churches in your local communities. One of the churches in our area has a "Bethlehem Visit" each year. This is a free activity. You and your family walk through the town of Bethlehem at the time Christ was born. Many other churches may have a live nativity or Christmas programs/plays. My three children will be in our church play tomorrow night.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I got my book!!!!!

I got my Oprah free Snapfish book today. Shhhhh, it's a gift for my parents. It turned out really nice. I would use them to make books in the future.

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (day #5)

Take your kids and go visit Santa Claus. Walmarts all over the country are having Santa at their stores this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 6 & 7). He is in the garden center at our Walmart. They will even print you a free photo in the photo center. Call your local Walmart for the hours. You could also check with your local Chick-fil-A resturant. The one closest to me (Rivercity) is having a dinner with Santa on Tue. Dec 16th. They will have free cookies and hot chocolate, train rides, and pictures with santa. My Chick-fil-a is also having a Polar Express night on Dec 9th. They will have train rides, reading of the book "polar express", free cookies & hot chocolate, and kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas. I know all of this seems like a lot of commercialism but I have a lot of other activities planned to show the true meaning of Christmas. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, I never want my children to forget why we really celebrate.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Free, Free, Free!!!

Johnson's Bath Buddies are typically .99 cents at Walmart, Target, etc.... Click here to print a $3 off 3 coupon. You will be getting three bars for free or really cheap. thanks to Fiddledeedee for this info.

Frugal Family Christmas Fun (day #4)

You and your kids can write a letter to Santa. My oldest son thinks he's too big, but my twins look forward to this still. You can go here to get Santa to write a letter back to your kids for FREE!!!!!.This is from the Santa Claus Museum in Santa Claus, Indiana. They have volunteers that respond to the letters. Thanks to Money saving methods for this info.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Frugal Family Christams Fun (day #3)

My twins have already started asking me "how many days til Christmas?" To help little ones get an understanding you could do a christmas countdown together or an advent calendar. Click here for some great printables to use with your family. Last November when I visited Vienna, Austria I learned about some of their holiday traditions. One of the things they do each year is these huge churches decorate these huge windows. Each day one window/shutter is opened by local children and they are filled with candy. Start a new tradition with your kids this year!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frugal family Christmas idea (day #2)

What are some of your favorite Christmas season memories of childhood? Some of mine are sitting in front of the TV with my brother watching Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown Christmas, etc.... I know we live in a different time with dvd, dvr, and on demand, but some things never change. You could schedule some time to watch a few classics with your children this year. The Family Channel has a 25 days of Christmas lineup. Click here to see and print your own list. You could use your CVS ECB and get some movie theater candy and popcorn to make it even more fun.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Frugal family Christmas activites (day #1)

Niki at Free to be Frugal has a great post about Frugal holiday ideas to make traditions with your kids. She suggests wrapping 25 holiday themed children's books individually in wrapping paper. Then let your child(ren) pick one to open and read each night. We just read "Santa Claus is coming to town" tonight. You can pick up books cheap at thrift stores or yard sales. You could also get books from the library. I am a book lover so my kids book shelves are overflowing already.

Todays REDBOX code

Go to any REDBOX location today only (12/1) and you can rent a free movie. Use the code CC67M4. This code expires at midnight tonight. Go rent a holiday movie to watch with your family.

Double Coupon Week 11/30 - 12/6

Kmart is doubling up to and including $2.00 coupons again this week. I have not visited Kmart in a while, but this may make it worth a trip. Some of the other bloggers are saying to give your coupon after each individual item instead of giving them a pile at the end of the transaction. They report it is easier to see if they are being deducted correctly. Kmart has a multi step system for deducting these coupons and it will be easier to fix if a problem occurs when you give them individually.