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Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Whohoo! Looking for a way to save on your Starbucks splurge? Right now Groupon is offering a $10 Starbucks gift card for just $5! I have a feeling these might sell out before the promo is over so if you want one I”d buy it immediately.
- Expires Sep 30, 2013
- Limit 1 per person. Valid within the US only.
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Have you heard of Plink, the new dining and retail rewards program? With Plink you can actually get paid to eat out and/or make purchases at select retail stores!
Right now Plink has an incredibly hot offer. When you sign up and attach one of your credit/debit cards to your account Plink will give you a free $5 Amazon (or Kohl’s, Walmart or Tango) gift card- no purchase required! Plus when you used your linked card to pay for purchases at select restaurants and retailers (places like Red Robin, Burger King, Old Navy, Gap, Dunkin’ Donuts, Outback Steakhouse, Arby’s and more) you can earn more points which you can then redeem for more gift cards!
I signed up for Plink today and within 5 minutes of adding my credit card to my account I was able to redeem my points for a $5 Amazon gift card! It was incredibly simple and incredibly fast.
Still unsure? Check out their good rating at Better Business Bureau.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Whohoo! Here’s a great way to save on date night or eating out with friends. Print a coupon for $10 off two dinner entrees at Carrabbas. Coupon is good through 4/13/13.
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
If you don’t have time to shop drugstore deals with coupons then Amazon deals are a great alternative. In fact, sometimes Amazon sale prices even beat grocery and drugstore sale prices. And the awesome thing is, you can shop from your own home and even use your Swagbucks to pay for your Amazon purchase!
Keep in mind that Amazon prices can change at any time so I can’t guarantee how long these prices will be valid. Also, remember that you can cancel your Subscribe & Save order at any time. With the Subscribe & Save option, unless you cancel the subscription, you will continue to get that order regularly. So if you only want to get an item one time, AFTER the order arrives, simply go to “My Account” then “Subscriptions” to cancel your Subscribe & Save subscription. (It works best for me to do this as soon as the order arrives that way I don’t forget!)
* Maxell AA 48 Pack Box Battery- on sale for $11.66 with Subscribe & Save or just $0.24/battery. That is an amazing price!
* Huggies Soft Skin Baby Wipes, 448 Count- are priced at $11.39 with Subscribe & Save plus there is a $1 coupon that you can clip (found right below the product description) making your cost just $10.39 or $0.023/wipe. PLUS if you have Amazon Mom you’ll get an even better price! If you don’t do the drugstore deals this is probably one of the best prices on wipes that you’ll find.
* San Francisco Bay Coffee for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Breakfast Blend, 80-Count- Love your K-Cup? Get this fair trade coffee for just $0.34/cup with Subscribe & Save. It has a 4 1/2 star rating out of 498 customers so it must be good stuff!
* Quilted Northern, Ultra Plush, Double Rolls, [6 Rolls*8 Pack] = 48 Total Count- Wowzers, this is a great price on Quilted Northern toilet paper. If you choose the Subscribe & Save option and clip the $1.00 coupon (found below the product description) you’ll pay just $0.45/roll!
* Tide Free and Gentle High Efficiency Unscented Detergent, 50 Ounce (Pack of 2)- On sale for $11.38 plus clip the $1.50 coupon (found below the product description) and you’ll pay just $4.94 for a 50 oz. bottle! A great way to save on doing laundry!
Below you’ll find a free CD and some ebooks.
* 15 Song Celtic Music Sampler
* I Have Cancer. And I’ve Never Felt Better!
* Consider the Cross: Devotions for Lent
* Funny Woman Guide to Get Organized NOW! or at Least Sometime Before You Die. . .
* 33 Ingredient Substitutions To Help You Cook Amazing Foods Even When Your Cupboards Are Bare
* KEEPING TODDLERS BUSY!
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Monday, February 18th, 2013
Some of you have wondered where I get my printable coupons. Here are the main coupon sites that I use: Coupons.com, Coupon Network, Smart Source, Red Plum and Saving Star. Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.
Well, after being away for 6 weeks we finally are back home as of Friday. I headed out Saturday and did a couple of quick stops at several stores to get a few deals and things I needed. It was good to have a break from regular deal shopping but I’m kind of ready to get back into it again. I admit, it did feel a bit shocking to spend to much in one week after weeks of very little spending!
Total Spent: $60.88
Total Saved with Coupons: $26.91
Total Saved with Sales: $23.10
Total Saved: $50.01
Rite Aid: $0.96
Saved with Coupons: $7.92
Saved with Sales: $8.30
I was excited to get my favorite shave cream for free this week! This stuff works so much better than gel in my opinion. And to actually make $2 on it after coupons/sales? Well, let’s just say that I was more than tickled. The Sucrets were free after coupons/sales and since I have no need of them I plan to give them to our elderly neighbor who uses them all the time.
- 4 Skintimate $2.96 each
- 2 Sucrets $1.50 each
- Two Skintimate Buy 1, Get 1 Free printable coupons ($2.96 each)
- Two $1 Sucrets printable coupons
- $8 in UPReward coupon for purchasing the Skintimate (can be used on next purchase of any item)
- $1 UPReward coupon for purchasing the Ludens (can be used on next purchase of any item)
Saved with Coupons: $12.99
Saved with Sales: $14.80
Okay, first off let me just explain a couple of things. I bought the cereal with a rain check and for some reason the cashier and shift supervisor didn’t know how to ring it in correctly. I should have paid $1.41 more than what I did and told them that they were undercharging me but they insisted it was fine. What are you to do when that happens?
I was excited to get stocked up on cereal again. We don’t eat it that much since we enjoy homemade granola more but it is fun to have it occasionally as a treat and I like to have it on hand for when we have guests since not everyone is used to homemade granola. The great thing is that by purchasing 8 cereals I also got a gallon of milk free. Since we just got back from being gone for 6 weeks we really needed that milk! Oh and note too that I will get $1.00 back via Saving Star so if they would have charged me correctly I would be paying just $0.39/box of cereal plus I got a gallon of milk for free!
- Beech-nut Fruities $0.99
- 4 Cheerios $1.49 each
- 2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.49 each
- 2 Total $1.49 each
- Milk $4.19
- $1.00 Beech-nut printable coupon
- Three $0.50 Cheerios printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
- $0.50 Cheerios coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
- Two $0.50 Cinnamon Toast Crunch printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
- Two $0.75 Total printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
- FREE milk coupon for purchasing 8 General Mills cereal ($3.99 value)
- $0.50 Saving Star credit for purchasing the Cheerios
- $0.50 Saving Star credit for purchasing the Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Saved with Coupons: $6.00
I stocked up on more diapers since they were just $4.54/pack after coupons/sales. I also grabbed yard sale stickers and a lighter for $0.95 each while were there.
Note that all the prices below reflect 5% savings for using my Target REDcard.
- 4 Pampers Diapers 8.54 each
- Garage Sale Stickers $0.95
- Lighter $0.95
- Four $1.50 Pampers printable coupons
- Two $5 Target gift cards- 1 each for purchasing 2 Pampers diapers
- I used one gift card on the second transaction and will keep the 2nd gift card to use for future Target grocery purchases
- Corn Chips $0.99
- Vanilla $1.99
- 2 Black Beans $0.59 each
- 2 Tortillas $0.99 each
- Bananas $0.44/lb. $1.13
- Oranges 4 lb. $1.79
- Red Potatoes 5 lb. $2.29
I withdrew cash for produce purchases at market, eggs and milk from local farms and other such things.
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