11 September 2010

Freebie Updates

I spent the day in NYC yesterday with my mom in search of the best Manhattan thrift stores and enjoying the mayhem of Fashion Week on a Friday night. (More to come on this...)

Needless to say I was unable to hook you up yesterday with all the new FREEBIES available so here they are now....

Grab a FREE sample of Wisk Stain Spectrum HERE from Sam's Club (no membership number required). Just click on the blinking shape in the upper left hand corner of the Wisk Bottle to get your free sample!

Head HERE to grab your FREE sample of Jergens®!
The sample includes Jergens® Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer and Jergens® Ultra Healing® Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, plus a $1.00 off coupon good on any Jergens® Moisturizer!

Bath & Body Works is offering a FREE 2oz Body Wash of their new scent "Twilight  Woods for Him" in stores when you present THIS COUPON! No purchase necessary, valid this weekend only (Sept 10-12th).

And finally, if you're a Sam's Club member, you can sign up HERE for a FREE sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue.

10 September 2010

What I want now...

Although WAY WAY out of my price range, I'm lovin' this Oscar de la Renta necklace. It is such a statement piece, bold and chunky but with feminine flare!

Check out more details about it HERE on the Neiman Marcus website.

My new mission: I'm on the lookout for different pieces of this necklace to see if I can recreate it! Wish me luck!

FREE small Popcorn at Regal Cinemas

Don't forget, you can score Free Popcorn at Regal Cinemas today (and every Friday)!
Visit the Regal Entertainment Group Facebook page and “like” them to print your coupon.

Mega Swagbucks Day!

Its Friday again, which means Mega SwagBucks Day!

Today you'll be rewarded in higher increments! If you haven't signed up yet go here to sign up!

Also, after you sign up go to the daily poll under "ways to earn" tab and win 1 swagbuck for each day you give your opinion.

09 September 2010

08 September 2010

Wednesday's Food Shopping Trip

Headed to the grocery store today for my first shopping trip in September. Here is what I came home with:
There were so much today that I had a hard time getting it all in one picture.
I bought:
5 x Kraft Shredded Cheese 8oz
Utz Pretzels 16oz
2 x Goya Yellow Spanish Rice
Mission Tortillas 10ct
Glory Canned Turnip Greens 27oz
Turkey Hill Ice Cream 1.5qt
4 lbs Bananas
Cheerios 9oz box
Multigrain Cheerios 9ox box
Cinnabon Cereal 10oz
Betty Crocker Warm Delight
Carolina White Rice 16oz
College Inn Beef Broth 16oz
White House Apple Sauce 6pack
Ronzoni Garden Delighty Fettuccine 12oz
Starkist Tuna Pouch 2.6oz
2 x Deer Park 8pk water, 11oz bottles
5 lb Flour
Apple Juice 64oz
1/4 lb Provolone Cheese
1/2 lb Pepper Turkey
2 x Bagged Dole Salad
Shadybrook Farm Turkey Burgers 4ct
Pizza (frozen)
Orange Juice 64oz
Land o Lakes Butter 16oz
Dannon Light & Fit 4pk, 24oz
Coffeemate Creamer 16oz
8 x Yoplait Yogurt, 6oz each
Milk 1 gallon
Schick Hydro 3 Razor, 1ct

Total Before Savings = $109.93
Total Savings (bonus card + coupons) = $67.25

Total Paid Out of Pocket = $42.97

I also got back $1.50 off my next grocery order from Deer Park and some extra store coupons!!

A Busy Tuesday Night....

Last night was busy busy busy! After a long and wonderful holiday weekend I was back home last night and our kitchen (and fridge especially) was looking neglected. After three hours of hard work of washing, peeling, chopping, freezing and cleaning up things started to feel like they were back in order.

Although the garden has been struggling due to this summer's heat and lack of rain it keeps producing and I keep harvesting. After a picnic on Monday I made another harvest to bring home and upon washing and going to put everything away I quickly realized we were not eating up our produce fast enough - as I found some bad tomatoes and eggplant in the fridge. :(

So rather than let the remainder of what we had gathered go bad I began chopping and freezing! Although I enjoyed canning tomatoes the other week - the process was long and I didn't have enough tomatoes to work with this time around so into the freezer they went - yellow pear and cherry tomatoes!

Did you know you can freeze whole tomatoes? Even big boys and beef steak can be frozen whole (although they may fit in the freezer better if halved or quartered). Tomatoes freeze well, although when thawed they do not keep their crispness so you will not be able to slice them up for a sandwich, but they do retain their flavor and are perfect for cooking up in sauces and fall/winter stews!

I blanched and froze the rest of the lima beans and also managed to deseed and chop up about 50 jalapeno peppers. I remembered to wear gloves this time so my fingers stayed in tact!

Our jalapeno plants are producing like crazy and they are spicier than ever this year! I read somewhere that the more you stress a hot pepper plant the spicier the peppers it produces will be. I saved a few from our most recent harvest and whipped up some jalapeno poppers to have with dinner last night - needless to say our mouths were on fire!
There is still more veggies to be dealt with, but tonight is food shopping night so we'll see what kind of time I have left after I get home and get everything put away...it may have to get pushed off till tomorrow.

Q-tips Deal - It's time to Stockpile!

There is a great deal available at Target on Q-tips right now!
Q-Tips Regular Cotton Swabs, 375 count = $2.39

$1.00/1 – Q-Tips Regular Cotton Swabs, 170 count or larger – (redplum.com)

$1.00/1 – Q-Tips Swaps, 285 ct. or Larger, target coupon – (target.com)

Final Price: $0.39    WOW!!!

FREE sample: L’Oreal EverPure Shampoo and Conditioner

This offer is reported to be available today only.

(Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

07 September 2010

Lanvin is Releasing a Fall Collection w/ H&M

I am so excited to hear that Lanvin is releasing a collect through H&M this Fall!!!
The line will be released in select store November 23rd, 2010!
Lanvin is one of the oldest Paris fashion houses and has absolutely stunning clothing to offer. They provide top of the line garmets in classic styles with modern edge. I love love love their collections! Go HERE to see them from yourself on their website.

Also, go HERE to read more about the announcement of the H&M line in this New York Times article.

Hasbro Game Coupons Now Available!

Check out the two links below for Hasbro Game coupons! Both links are run by Bricks so you should be able to print each coupon twice using your browser back button. Keep your eyes peeled for sales and clearance items in the coming weeks to pair these coupons with to make for inexpensive Holiday presents!

$4.00/1 – Pictureka, Operation, Connect 4, or Guess Who? Board Game – (bricks.coupons.com)

$4.00/1 – Monopoly, The Game of Life 50th Special Anniversary Edition, Sorry! or Clue Board Game – (bricks.coupons.com)

(Thanks, TheKrazyCouponLady!)

All You Magazine: Only $1 per Issue

This magazine is PACKED full of great coupons in every issue and will easily pay for itself. Head HERE to ForTheMommas to score this great deal for 18 issues for only $1 each!

(Thanks, ForTheMommas!)

$.75 off Solo Products Coupon

This is a great coupon - if your store doubles coupons it will make for FREE or very cheap products!!

05 September 2010

September is National Coupon Month

Although there are no inserts in today Sunday paper due to the holiday (which finally gives me time to get myself more organized), September is National Coupon Month. So get your scissor ready people - it's time to get clipping! I'm expecting great things this month! You can go HERE to my "Coupon Resource" page for links to great sources of available printable coupons.

Here are some Fun Facts about coupons in honor of September:
  • According to the Promotion Marketing Association's (PMA) Coupon Council 89% of the overall population reports that they use coupons when shopping (for grocery, household and health care items at supermarkets).
  • The PMA Coupon Council also reports that coupon users report an average of seven percent savings on their grocery bill with coupons. (Stick with me and will get that percentage much higher!)
  • More than $350 billion of packaged goods coupons are offered annually, but only $2.6 billion are redeemed annually by shoppers.
  • The average value per coupon of all coupons released is about $1.30.
  • Ever wondered why a coupon’s legal copy states, “cash value 1/20th cent” or “cash value 1/100th cent?”
    • The answer dates back to the days of the Great Depression. During that time, food was rationed through the use of food stamps. Greedy merchants took advantage of the situation by raising the price of goods, thereby inflating the value of stamp books. As a result, some state governments stepped in and, to make things fair, declared that all stamps and anything else used to decrease the price of a product (including coupons), should have a common value. In some states, these laws remain in effect today. Therefore, to avoid having to print multiple versions of the same coupon, marketers simply include the “1/20th cent” or “1/100th” language on all their coupons.

-Source “Coupon Fast Facts”, Coupon Info Now