Friday, April 30, 2010

Restaurant Deals

Benihana: Get a free meal during your birthday month with sign up I just got my email yesterday!!

Friendly’s: Buy One Get One Free Salad Entree Printable Coupon (Any Size) (Exp. 5/11)

Buffalo Wild Wings: $5.00 off $25.00 Coupon (Exp. 5/07)

Johnny Rebs: (GREAT SoCal Southern food!) Get a $25 Gift Cert. for only $10 (Exp. 5/31)

La Salsa: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Entree Coupon (Exp. 5/13 – only valid in some locations, see coupon for details)

Carrows: FREE Dessert when you sign up with their eClub (No Purchase Necessary)

Quiznos: $1 Off Any 2 Combos Printable Coupon and Free Regular Drink Printable Coupon (Exp. 5/2)

Remember, here is the big list of free stuff on your birthday :) My 30th is coming up this month, so I guess I'm getting ready...

Thanks for a few of these deals, Smart Couponing

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kohls printable

Kohl's has a new shopping pass HERE. Save 15% on your purchase. Or if you spend $100+, save 20%! Valid April 30-May 1.

Michaels craft events

Michaels Craft Store is hosting a week full of Mother's Day "Make it and Take it" events, with a lot of them free. Check it out here.

World Market Printable

Here's a coupon for $10 off $30 at World Market. Use it for a cute gift for yourself or someone else. Coffee drinkers, remember my post here on how to get their great coffee for about $3/bag with this deal & their coffee club.

Borders Printable

Borders 300x199 40% Off at Borders

40% off an item at Borders with the coupon: HERE. (expires 5/1)

Must be Border's Reward member to use (it's free) Details available HERE.

Thanks, Saving with Shellie

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Grocery Store roundup 4/28-5/4

Another week, more savings:)

Albertsons, thanks to Tia's Saving Cents
Bi-Lo, thanks to Southern Savers
Food for Less, thanks to My Vegas Mommy
Fresh & Easy, thanks to The Deal Fanatic
King Soopers, thanks to Bargain Blessings
Ralphs, thanks to Chief Family Officer
Sprouts, thanks to Saving Cents with Sense
Stater Bros, thanks to Christian Clippers
Vons, thanks to Save at Home Mommy
Whole Foods, thanks to My Baton Rouge Mommy
WinCo, thanks to Northwest Coupon Lady

As always, contact me if you find a dead link.

Ticket options at Sea World

Sea World

Here's all the info you could ever want to know about the best ticket options for Sea World right now. I was compiling this info for our family and thought I would pass it on.

Now through the rest of 2010, Sea World is offering $5 admission for children ages 3-12 when you purchase an adult ticket online (a $59 value). The best part about it is that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a wildlife conservation project of your choice. Click here for more details. (Adult tickets are $69)

There is also the fun card promotion, buy a ticket, get the rest of 2010 free (Adult tickets $69, child tickets, $59). The best deal (if willing to make an investment) is the buy a year, get a year free. It is $109 for anyone ages 3+, but it also includes a lot of discounts, no blackout dates, FREE Parking & 24 whole months of usage)

If you are in the mood to make it a very tourist weekend or vacation, there is always the Go San Diego card that offers admission to over 50 attractions (including Sea World) for prices DRASTICALLY cheaper than buying them individually. There is an online sale that ends tomorrow making these prices even cheaper. The SoCal City Pass has all the biggies, Disneyland, the zoo, Sea World, Universal Studios at a discounted rate as well. We used the San Francisco City Pass a few years back and just loved it!

Decisions, decisions.

Free photo prints

Posted: 27 Apr 2010 05:51 PM PDT

I have never used this company, but am going to try this just to get some prints (hopefully in time for Mother's Day) Sign up with York Photo and receive 40 Free Prints and super low prices every day like .04 a print. Click here to get your free prints and use coupon code: YMW4CP at checkout.

Olive Garden printable

olive garden1 300x145 $5 Off 2 Entrees at Olive Garden

This was probably in one of your local papers, but in case you missed it, here is a $5 off 2 entrees. coupon that expires 5/7. Enjoy :)

Thrifty Northwest Mom!

Macy's printable

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New Macy's 25% off coupon. Print it Here or use code MACYSFF online.

Thanks, My Frugal AdventuresMa

Jack in the Box freebie

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Most locations are offering a Free Deli Grilled Sandwich this week when you make any purchase. Print the coupon HERE.

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Help a girl out!!

Ok, so I've been a loyal ebates user for 2 1/2 years now, using them to get cash back in stores all over the internet.

So, they are offering a huge referral incentive right now (I think because there are a slew of similar sites popping up stealing their business), and you can help. If you plan on making almost any online purchase in the next few months, PLEASE use this link to first set up an ebates account (it's free) & then just simply click your store & shop. Tell your friends too! I am on my way to winning an iPad or even a trip to Hawaii, so your help is appreciated :) You'll get a $5 bonus just for signing up!!

If you have no clue what ebates is, it is a company that offers you cash back (no rebate claim forms required) by starting your online shopping through their site. For example, if I want to buy a book from Borders, instead of typing, I go first to ebates & type in Borders & click "Shop now". That's it!! But instead of paying regular price, ebates alerts me to any online coupons I might be able to use & gives me cash back (in the Borders example, 4%). I get a check or paypal of my cash back every quarter.

Thanks everyone for letting me exploit your internet purchases :) If I get a trip to Hawaii, I'll send you a postcard! :)

PS. If you want to share this with your friends (why? because you love me?!) then make sure you have them sign up through this link:

Bare Escentuals special

I've been using Bare Escentuals for almost 4 years now (my TV wouldn't change channels when I had Hannah in the hospital & it was scary by myself late at night, so I kept it on infomericials... and I was hooked :)) I LOVE THIS PRODUCT and use it whenever I am not just running the kids to and from.

The starter kit above is on sale for $20!! (I think I paid $90!!) and I have only had to buy refills once. I am thinking of ordering this again just to get some more brushes to keep in the car.

Check it out: Bare Escentuals Starter Kit

Remember, shop through Ebates for 4% cashback. If you are new to ebates, you'll get an additional $5 cash back bonus for signing up. (That puts this total at $14.20 for the kit!)

Here are some coupon codes to use once on the Sephora site for some deluxe freebies as well:
  • SPRITZME -- free fragrance mini
  • HAIRPICK -- five free HerCut styling product samples
  • BRIGHTEN -- free Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous sample
  • SUPERSERUM -- free Shiseido Bio Performance Super Corrective Serum sample
  • HAIRMILK -- free Carol's Daughter Hair Milk sample

You can choose one deluxe sample per order and also three regular samples (they explain this on the site!)

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom for this deal!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cheap ice cream

Baskin Robbins 31 cent Scoop night 4/28/10

Baskin-Robbins is hosting its fourth annual 31 Cent Scoop Night on April 28 from 5–10 p.m. at stores nationwide.

Lines might be long, so arrive early.

Drugstore/Superstore Matchups 4/25-5/1

New week for new deals. Looks like Walgreens is having a GREAT week for freebies!!
Check it out below:

Target, care of My Frugal Adventures (free light bulbs, cheap pampers)
CVS, care of Centsible Mama (free soap, DVDs, $.04 Reeses PBC!!)
Rite Aid, care of For the Mommas (free stayfree pads, & aveeno lotion)
Walgreens, care of My Frugal Adventures (free packing tape, floss, Schick razors, Skintimate Shave cream, Body Wash, Reach Floss or toothbrushes, Stayfree Maxis, and Hair trimmer!! Phew!)

If any of the links are bad, let me know...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Swagbucks Mega Friday

It's almost midnight, so I'm ready to start my searches & get some Mega Swagbucks this Friday (and every Friday!)

If you haven't yet signed up for Swagbucks, read my post here about how I'm getting free stuff just by searching the internet (** I am up to $50 in free starbucks cards in less than 5 months!! :))

Tip: Download the toolbar so you don't have to remember to search through swagbucks instead of google.

Grocery Store roundup 4/21-4/27

We're adding some stores here folks!! Find your favorite & save some money :)

Albertsons, via Tia's Saving Cents
Bi-Lo, via Southern Savers
Food 4 Less, via My Vegas Mommy
King Soopers, via Bargain Blessings
Ralphs, via Chief Family Officer
Stater Bros, via Christian Clippers
Vons, via Christian Clippers
Winco, via Northwest Coupon Lady

Let me know if there is a bad link!

Restaurant Deals

Get a free breakfast melt & coffee (No coupon/purchase required) at participating SoCal Subways this Tuesday, 4/27 7-11am!!! :) (Thanks to my Matthew for this deal!)

JACK BOGO Grilled Sandwiches at Jack in the Box

BOGO Deli Trio Grilled Sandwiches with the coupon HERE, valid through 5/2.

Free Pretzel Day is Monday, 4/24. Get a free one at Pretzelmaker & Philly Pretzel Factory! No coupon needed!!

Mall shopping coupons (in store & online)

worldmarket $10/$30 at World Market

$10 off a $30 purchase coupon, valid through 5/16.

jcpenney $10/$10 at JC Penney

JC Penney online: Use code 4BESTMOM to get $10 off a purchase of $10 (must pay shipping)

$10 off any Aeropostale purchase, valid through 4/25.

Barnes and 50% off Mother’s Day gift items only. Use code:M4U8F7F

No coupon necessary; BOGO on all Bonnie vegetable/ herb plants @ Lowes. Valid through 4/26.

Sign up & get a $10 off $25 printable coupon, valid through 5/18.

joann 50% Off a Single Item at JoAnn

50% off a regular priced item at JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores, valid through 4/24.

Bath & Body Works HERE is a coupon for $10 off a $30+, valid thru 5/9.

Spring Hill Nurseries
Spring Hill Nursery is offering $20 off any $20 order (pay shipping) Use code:41217

15% off with this Savings Pass, valid through 4/29.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Great paper deal

Hammermill copy paper bargain at Staples this week

Yay for cheap paper! Don't need any paper? Forward this deal to a teacher or donate yours to a SCHOOL!!! Now through April 24, 2010, Staples is offering 2 cases of copy paper (20 reams) for about $5 each. My total was $43.48 at checkout (with in-store pickup and CA sales tax) and I will get a $32 Visa card rebate and 2% cash back from Ebates . That’s only $10.62 ($0.53 each) for 20 reams of paper!!

  • Sign up or login to your ebates account and search for “Staples”. Click through to the website. *Remember, if you are new to ebates you will get an additional $5 back bonus, making this an even sweeter deal!! (ie. $.28/ream of paper!!)
  • Once at the Staples site, select “Order By Catalog#” at the top of the page and search code 122374-QJ.
  • Add 2 HammerMill Copy Plus Copy Paper cases to your cart – $24.99 each.
  • Your total should now be $48.98. Now, select “Add/Edit Coupon” and use coupon code 47617. you’ll get $10 immediately off your total.
  • If you have a Staples store nearby, you can proceed to checkout and choose in-store pickup and you’ll get free shipping. If you don’t have a Staples store nearby, add a small item like a dozen pencils to your order to bring your total over $50..that way you’ll get free shipping.
  • Place your order, paying around $48-$52 out of pocket (depending upon the shipping options you choose and your sales tax).
  • You will also receive 2% cashback in your ebates account AND a $5 bonus if you’re a new signup!!!


Thanks, Luv a Bargain and Penny Pinchin’ Mom

Monday, April 19, 2010

Free activities

Bargain Babe guest poster has this article on finding free things to do, with kids & without in every state.

Check it out :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Couponing 101 series- Introduction

The Mommy Trade is beginning a series of articles on how to start the giant leap into being a crazy couponer.
She has posted her introduction here & I will continue to alert you when she continues this series.

Take this, Pottery Barn!

bankerstins 300x200 Frugal Crafting: Stenciled Decorator Tins

Saving with Shellie has the details on this awesome PB lookalike craft. Check it out!

Grocery store roundup 4/14-4/21

A few days left to take advantage of these deals...
-Albertsons (via Tia's Saving Cents)
-Vons (via Christian Clippers)** Remember the P&G offer here...
-Ralphs (via Chief Family Officer)
-Stater Bros (via Christian Clippers)

Drugstore/Superstore Matchups 4/18-4/24

Here are the links to this weeks drugstore/superstore deals:

-Walgreens, (via Passion for Savings) *free vitamins, aspirin, kotex & toothpaste this week
-CVS, (via Saving with Shellie)*free thermacare wraps, rimmel cosmetics, perfume, bags & toothpaste
-Rite Aid (via Luv a Bargain) *free TGI Fridays Potato skins
-Target (via Saving with Amy) * free light bulbs
(She doesn't mention the Merona bag deal, but target has a coupon for $5/1 Merona bag; a whole slew of summer ones are on clearance (I bought mine last week without the coupon for $4.60!) and that makes most of them free !!)


Celebrate the warming weather!! Get a Blizzard BOG$.25, ie. Buy one, get one for $.25 in honor of the Blizzard's 25th anniversary. You don't even need a coupon!! Offer valid 4/19-4/25.
I am also a member of the Blizzard Fan Club and you get a BOGO coupon each month via email.

Earth Day INK deal :)

Walgreens is going to have an in-ad coupon deal on ink refills for $1 on April 22, 2010.

While this deal is good on both color and black ink, you might want to check out the refillable brands and cartridge numbers they can refill here.

Summer reading ideas

As a former B&N employee, I highly recommend their summer reading programs. Head down to Barnes & Noble because their reading program starts May 25th & kids grade 1-5 can get a free book when they read 8!!

Also, be sure to check your local library as they usually have lots of good programs as well.

Tropicana Rewards

So, I just joined this club as we often buy Tropicana OJ & I read a fantistic bargain travel blog about how a family uses just their OJ points to basically do lots of fun travel stuff for free. I just missed the BOGO offer for Fandango tickets, but no doubt more good deals will be coming, so go ahead and join right now too- it's free & easy (use your spam email if you don't want notices) Tropicana Juicy Rewards

There is also a free point right now, code: FBOOK-TROPI . Another free point can be obtained by taking the 5 question survey (new members only).

thanks, Frugal Coupon Living!

Mall shopping coupons

-JC Penny HERE 20% off in stores & online
Origins, free full-size cleanser when you bring in your current skincare product – 4/22 only.
-Aeropostale $10/$50 thru 4/28
-Avenue $10/$50 thru 4/30
-Bath & Body Works HERE and HERE
-Carters 20% off $50+ thru 4/20 (thanks, Frugally Fabulous Mom!)
-Coldwater Creek $25/$50+ thru 4/18
-Family Christian 20% off everything thru 4/28
-Hollister 20% off thru 4/30 (thanks Chicks Dig Deals!)
-Justice 40% off your entire purchase thru 4/19
-JoAnns 40% off any one regular priced item thru 4/18
-Lane Bryant $50/$150 thru 4/25
-Macy's $10/$25 thru 4/17
-Osh Kosh 20% off $50+ thru 4/21 (thanks, Frugally Fabulous Mom!)
-Party City $10/$30 thru 4/18
-Target - free 8x10 portrait and no sitting fee
-Victoria's Secret HERE and HERE

BOGO for Trees? :)

Sign up for Home Depot's newsletter & garden club & get a BOGO coupon good for trees!! YAY :) Click HERE for details...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Price Trace

So I was told about this website:, and I must say it is pretty fantastic if you are in the market for a good deal on a specific product.

Go here and type in the UPC or item description of what you want & it will show the pricing trends from lots of retailers over the past few months. It will also show you the current lowest price & even has a feature where you can have it email you when that item gets to a certain price at any store!!

I researched my Flip UltraHD that I bought a few months back & told you about from amazon. I learned that I got the best price it's been sold at since they have data on it!!! Awesome!! :)

Vons heads up

There will be a Vons Proctor & Gamble promotion this week that will give you $10 off $25 in Proctor & Gamble products.

There is also a P&G rebate & lots of coupons this month, so we should see some pretty good Vons deals this week. Be sure to click on the link when it comes in a few days ;)


Moms By Heart has a great Freebie list posted for this week.

My highlights include free Mac & Cheese, free Philosophy face cream & free Dove shampoo!
She has also posted freebies around town like the Jamba Juice BOGO deal & kid's clinics at Lowe's & Target.

Be sure to check it out here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CHEAP Printer Ink & Toner

Bargain Babe has this great article on how to get the best prices for toner & printer ink.

If you've been printing any of my coupons that I suggest, you'll want to read this one :)

Jamba Juice BOGO

Jamba Juice has a BOGO coupon right now, valid 4/12-4/25.

Print it here & enjoy their 20th anniversary with a free smoothie.

Starbucks pledge (and free coffee!)

Bring a reusable mug to Starbucks on April 15th & get free brewed coffee! Details & a cool video here.

This is part of a new starbucks initiative to save trees in conjunction with the Team Earth organization.

If only ome person uses 1 paper cup/day, that alone adds up to 7 trees alone!!

Kids Eat Free!!

There is a national list of Kids Eat Free restaurants sorted by day (handy for when you are planning dinner!) here.

If you live in the OC, there is a verified & condensed version (with only OC restaurants) available here.

Awesome to keep handy for reference.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Late night post

I've decided to change my emailing time for when these posts get emailed to you (if you subscribe).

This all comes on the heels of my trip to North Tahoe this past week, and me seeing how awesome it was spending more time with my family with no need to hurry on and get the next thing done. So, I will try to "simplify, simplify, simplify", and one of those tasks I can easily simplify is email & this blog.

I am now going to try to just check my email & post blogs at night after the girls are sleeping. This is how it all started of course, but then deals get all exciting and I feel the need to post right away and then keep checking my email to be able to do so. I think on some very strange and bizarre level, I have even become addicted to checking my email!! How sad is that??!!

So, back to the original plan of posting in the evening. We might miss out on a few **today only** deals this way, but I promise that if we all spend this time with our families giving hugs and kisses, playing games & taking the time to enjoy each other, we won't really care that we missed a coupon for a free bag of cookies or something :)

Grocery store roundup 4/7-4/13

So very sorry for the delay in posting. My vacation got the best of me & I forgot completely to post these. Hope these come in handy in the next couple of days:

Stater Bros, care of Christian Clippers

Albertsons, care of Tia's Saving Cents

Vons, care of Christian Clippers

Ralphs, care of Chief Family Officer

great inexpensive craft!

Colored Jars 300x159 Colored Glass Jars and Lanterns

Saving with Shellie has the details here
on how to make these super cute glass jars! :)

Drugstore/Superstore Matchups 4/11-4/17

A few nice freebies this week. They are listed in the highlights below. Happy shopping!

Walgreens, (care of Bargain Briana)Free Tylenol & shaving gel!

CVS, (care of Bargain Briana)Free Dove shampoo/conditionor & free razors!

Rite Aid (care of Bargain Briana)

Target (care of Stretching a Buck) Lightbulbs, toothpaste & travel size items free!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free candy

Ok, the last thing I need right now is free candy (with all the girl's easter stuff floating around it is SOOO hard to say no!!) But, buy 4 bags of Hershey's, fill out this rebate form, and get a free movie ticket!! yay! :)

Mall shopping coupons

-Avenue - $10/$50 thru 4/30.
-Bath & Body Works - free Signature Collection Shower Gel w/$10 purchase thru 4/18.
-Express - 15% off your entire purchase thru 4/13.
-Family Christian - 20% off everything thru 4/28.
-JoAnn Fabric & Crafts - 40% off any one regular priced item thru 4/17.
-Justice - 40% off your entire purchase thru 4/19.
-Off 5th Avenue - 30% off your entire purchase thru 4/13.
-Rue 21 - $20/$50 thru 4/12.

Yummy food bargains!

Buffalo Wild Wings: Print the coupon HERE to get four free wings WYB eight. This coupon is valid through 4/25. (Also $5 off $25 coupon available- they probably won't take both.

Panda Express: Free single serving entree when you buy any 2-3 serving entree at Panda Express with coupon HERE. (expires 4/21)

TCBY: Join the TCBY email club, they’ll send you a coupon for a free waffle cone.

-Bob Evans - $2/$10.
-Boston Market - various coupons.
-Chili's - free chips & queso
-Cinnabon - two free cupcake bites on 4/15.
-Corner Bakery Cafe - two free cups of coffee thru 4/26.
-Dairy Queen - B1G1 free Blizzard.
-Del Taco - free crispy chicken taco with any purchase.
-Denny's - free Pancake Puppy Sundae with entree purchase thru 4/9.
-Jamba Juice - $1 off
-Einstein Bagels - free bagel on Friday before 11am.
-Mimi's Cafe - free breakfast.
-Quiznos - $1 off sub.
-Taco Cabana - B1G1 free taco dinner.
-Taco Del Mar - free taco on tax day.
-TGI Friday - free appetizer or dessert.
-Texas Roadhouse - free Cactus Blossom (sent to your inbox).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kmart doubles

Kmart is doubling coupons right now, but a lot of people are having a difficult time with their transactions. Here are some details if you are interested. This is a limited time offer.

Drugstore/Superstore Matchups 4/4-4/10

I'm on vacation everyone, so this will be short & sweet :)

Target, care of Stretching a Buck

CVS, care of Thrifty Mama (also 50 free photo prints at CVS here)

Rite Aid, care of For the Mommas

Walgreens, care of Common Sense with Money

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Grocery Store roundup 3/31-4/6

Here are this week's lists:

Vons, care of Save at Home Mommy- GREAT Deal on Coke 12packs!

Stater Bros., care of the Mommy Trade- Great deal on Nabisco crackers: $.49 and up.

Albertsons, care of Save at Home Mommy- good price on Yogurt

Ralphs, care of The Mommy Trade

Happy Shopping!!