09 October 2010

FREE Sample: Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

You can use this coupon to score a FREE sample of Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture at Sephora stores inside JCPenney! Expires 11/15 or while supplies last.

Wu ME!

I am sitting here gawking over Jason Wu's new Spring 2011 collect. I know, I know, we haven't even hit winter 2010 yet but the fashion world is always two steps ahead of the rest of us common folk.
I'm totally in love with all the BIG flower and bow accessories! I'm going to have to work on adding more of those to my wardrobe this spring!

Better Fast Food Choices

       The bf and I make a really solid effort to eat meals at home and brown bag our lunches as much as possible. Not only does this save us money, but it also helps us to eat healthier since our options at home don't include fried foods, greasy chips or soda pop. However, it is inevitable that there are times you will find yourself out and in need of a quick meal or on a road trip where it seems your only option is fast food. I must confess, I actually ate McDonald's just last week.
        Recently I read the article "Glove-Compartment Gourmet" on vocalpoint.com - they offer great tips on how to slim down your fast food orders without sacrificing taste or quantity...and no you don't always have to resort to a salad to watch your fat and calorie intake! Print this out and keep it in your car to reference the next time you find yourself waiting in the drive-thru line.

07 October 2010

Managing Your Vehicle

I have recently been having some trouble with my car which has had me pretty on edge. You see I know nothing about cars and when I hear the slightest odd noise I start to panic. Thankfully this past Monday I was able to get everything resolved and it was simply a broken output speed sensor which was an easy fix.

Needless to say before I took it in this past Monday I was doing lots of research trying to diagnose what might be wrong with my car and how much the repair was going to bludgeon my savings account. During my investigation I came across this wonderful site and knew immediately it was something worth sharing!

If you are slightly car illiterate like me, this is a great site to keep on hand. We have all heard horror stories about auto shops taking advantage of people, so go here and reference this site to get average pricing, parts, reviews and more!

Quiz: What's your color personality?

Better Homes and Gardens offers this quiz to help you decide what color to paint your walls based on your answers to eight questions. My color personality was green...here's what it said.

Your color personality is: Green
It sounds like the hue you most relate to is green -- the color most evocative of nature. Adjectives such as kind, gentle, and contemplative likely describe you. You enjoy being involved with your neighbors and coworkers, but you also require plenty of time to yourself to recharge.You are social yet introverted, and modern but not trendy. Surround yourself with your signature color to create a restful, soothing environment. From sage to hunter, green can work well in virtually every room of your house. Use it generously to create a haven you'll love coming home to.
What color did you get?

FREE 3 Month Subscription to Redbook

Sign up HERE to see if you qualify for a FREE 3 month subscription to Redbook Magazine courtesy of Mercury Magazines!

I signed up and qualified, did you?

06 October 2010

GAP "Recycle Your Blues" 30% off Sale

In-Store ONLY from now until October 20th - Bring in your old denim (any brand or style) to be recycled and GAP will give you 30% off your Men's, Women's and Maternity 1969 Jeans purchase (or 35% off if you use you GAP card).

Consider pairing this with you Groupon $25 for $50 GAP gift card purchase and it makes for a great deal on jeans!

All of the denim donate from now through October 20th will be given a “new life” by being converted into UltraTouch natural cotton fiber insulation and donated to communities in need!

FREE Barilla Pasta from Vocalpoint

If you are a Vocalpoint member you can go HERE to sign up for a FREE box of Barilla Pasta.
These will most likely go quickly - so sign up now!

(Thanks, FortheMommas!)

Rite Aid Trip

It has been a while since my last Rite Aid trip. I kind of fell off of the weekly deal hunting for the past few weeks with everything I've had going on lately. Along that note I also have a confession - I was neglecting my couponing so much that I even let $11 in Rite Aid UpRewards expire! *GASP* But I got back up, brushed it off and last night I jumped back on the wagon and got some good deals. Here is what I came home with....

2 x Maxwell House Coffee 11oz cans
2 x Suave Body Wash (I got girly scents for me - we're well stocked on Nivea for men!)
2 x Ace single use Cold Compress
1 x Crest 4oz Scope Outlast Toothpaste
1 x Schick Hydro 5 Razor

Subtotal = $21.24

Coupons I used:
$4/$20 purchase RA printable
$2/2 Suave products RA printable
$2/1 Schick Razor or Refill RA printable
$4/1 Schick Razor (SS 10/03/10)
$1/1 Maxwell House Coffee (SS 09/26/10)
$1/1 Maxwell House Coffee (SS 09/26/10)
$1/2 Nabisco, Maxwell House or Yuban Coffee RA printable (sept)
$1.50/1 ACE Hot and Cold Product
$1.50/1 ACE Hot and Cold Product $1/1 Crest Toothpaste (P&G 09/26/10)

Total OOP = $2.24 (which I paid with a gift card from a previous SCR)
Got back = $5.26 UpRewards

Grand Total = $3.02 MoneyMaker

05 October 2010

What I want now...

unicorn corn holders Uni corn Corn Holders

Aren't these fun!
Despite how ammused I am with the play on words, I also love the assortment of colors.
I think these would make a great gift and would also be great of children to make dinner time for fun!
Want to get a set for yourself? Go HERE to purchase or learn more.

Printable Ulta Coupon

There is a printable $5 off a $10 purchase coupon available to Ulta Beauty!
This coupon is valid in-store or online through 10/23. To use online simply enter code 44443.

If you use this code shopping through a rebate site such as Ebates you can also get 3% cash back on your total purchase!

(Thanks, FortheMommas!)

FREE Samples: Glad Trash Bags & Tide

It's like the freebies are never ending! I love it!!!

Target has finally jumped on the free samples train!
Currently you can go HERE to sign up for FREE sample of both Tide laundry detergent and Glad OdorSheild Trash Bags!

Note: I did not have any problems, however there have been some reports that this page has been running slowly due to traffic load.

FREE Sample: Scotch Blue Painters Tape

The Freebies just keep on coming today!!!

Head over to Scotch Blue Facebook page and "Like" them and you'll be able to sign up for a FREE sample of Scotch Blue Painters Tape.

(Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

FREE Sample: Beyond BodiHeat Pain Reliever

(Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

Free Sample: Garnier Moisture Rescue

(Thanks, MojoSavings!)

04 October 2010

What I want now...

Russian to Get Home Key Covers 
If you're anything like me then your key ring is one of the heaviest items in your purse and its just about impossible to keep all the different keys straight. Currently I have a plain green tab on my house key so I can find it easily...the rest, well its trial and error till one works.
These "Russian to Get Home Key Covers" (pictures above) from modcloth.com are fabulous! I love their adorable matryoshka doll designs and priced at $6.99 for the set I see nothing not to love! I think these will be going on my wish list to Santa this year - looks like a good stocking stuffer to me! :)

DIY Reusable Swiffer Cloths

If you are like me and love you swiffer but hate the price of refills - which never seem to go on sale for quite cheap enough - here is a great tutorial for do-it-yourself reusable cloths that only take a few minutes to make and can be washed, dryed and reused over and over again!

Sure beats the old tube sock I tried to pull over my swiffer the other day!

October Coupons

It's the start of a new month and that means new available coupons!
Yesterday's paper was full of great coupons and the sales are booming this week. Make sure you also go HERE to check out my coupon resource page for new printable coupons. Remember, at the start of each new month manufacturers release tons of new product coupons. Many of the high value ones print out quickly, so head HERE now for links to the most popular printable coupon sites and print yours today!

03 October 2010

$0.75 Motts Apple Juice @ Target this week!

Motts Products

This week Target has a great gift card deal on Mott's Apple Juice.
Mott's Juice is priced at $1.75 each. If you buy 5 you'll get a $5 target gift card at check out! This makes each 64oz bottle of juice only $0.75each and no coupons needed!

Thanks, MavenofSavin!

ECHOage Birthday Parties

Not to long ago I found myself at a 2 year olds birthday party. The party was full of adults and each one came bearing a present (or two or three) for this little youngster. As I watched each present get unwrapped and discarded, only to join a mountain of other toys already living in the toy chest I couldn't help but think to myself that not only was this way too many toys for one little person but also how wasteful it seemed to use up all that wrapping paper and spend on that money on things that may never get used. I knew there had to be a solution and shortly after I began my search I came across ECHOage.com.

ECHOage is a charity-driven, eco-friendly, online party service. No matter what your party theme or venue is this service will work! Everything is paperless and completed via email and online. Guests can RSVP online and make a monitary donation to the site. Half of all of the donations will go to you to contribute to the cost of your child's dream gift and the other half goes to the charity of your choice!


Not only is this an environmentally friendly party planning idea, it is easy on guest and allows your child to learn about how meaningful it is to give back to deserving charities!