Sunday, February 28, 2010

Albertsons Doublers

Don't forget to grab your doublers out of the flyer in today's paper. I almost screamed when I saw they were good for a full week! Leave a comment & tell us what bargains you got.

Fred Meyer Prevacid 24HR Deal

If you didn't print out your Rite Aid Video Values Prevacid coupon, don't fret...you can still get a great deal (possibly free?) on Prevacid 24 Hr at Fred Meyer.

I'm not sure what Freddy's charges for Prevacid 24Hr, but my guess is they are the same as the other stores, so we'll go with that assumption. That would mean you could get the 14 count box for $11.99, use the $6 off Fred Meyer eCoupon, pay $5.99 & then submit for the rebate & get this free. There's also a $10 Fred Meyer eCoupon if you want to save on a larger box.

It's worth repeating that even if you don't need this, if you can get it free (& not be strapped while you wait for the rebate to come back), it would be a great way to donate something for those less fortunate & not cost you anything.

Entertainment Weekly $10/1 Year

This is an insanely cheap deal on Entertainment Weekly. Amazon has a one year subscription for only $10, which works out to be about 19 cents an issue!

Thanks to Smart Couponing for this screamin' deal.

Free Nabisco Cookies

Update: The promo is live now, so go print your coupon!

If you're on Facebook, become a fan of Nabisco Cookies, & then log on early tomorrow! There are a limited number of coupons that will be sent out from their Fan page for a free box of cookies when you buy another box of Nabisco cookies & 1 gallon of milk. I mean, who doesn't love the idea of free cookies?

My 65 cent Rite Aid Score

UPDATE: I was reviewing my receipt & realized I was charged too much for the Blistex I purchased, so I went back to Rite Aid. I have no idea what the manager did, but I do know that after the return & repurchase, I was credited $1.81 back. That means my acutal net OOP was only 65 cents for all of that (after coupons & rebate)! Holy cow....I didn't even pay the entire sales tax.

I'm telling you, if you aren't using coupons, you're paying too much!

I did awesome at Rite Aid today! I got all the stuff you see pictured for $8.46, but will submit for a 1/2 purchase price rebate for the Prevacid & receive $6 back, making my OOP $2.46. Essentially I only paid for the tax, since my original subtotal was $22.18! That's a savings of 89%....not too shabby.

Free Prevacid 24 Hour at Rite Aid

Wanna score a 14 count box of Prevacid 24 Hour for free? Here's how:

Go join Rite Aid's Video Values program & watch the video on Prevacid 24 Hour. Note: This coupon will NOT be there after 2/28 so do this today! Print out the $6 off coupon you get by watching the video.

Buy the 14 count box for $11.99 (online price; this may vary in store) - $6 off coupon & pay $5.99. Then cut out the rebate form from the last page of the Parade section from today's paper & submit to get 50% of the price of the product back in the form of a rebate. You should get back $6 from Prevacid, making this a freebie!

Remember, you need to watch the video today & get today's paper for the rebate (or score one from a neighbor who gets the paper). If you don't suffer from heartburn, donate the item to your local food bank; they are always looking for over the counter drugs & toiletries.

Thanks to my buddy Janelle for giving me a head's up about the rebate form!

Rite Aid Video Values Explained

If you’re not familiar with Rite Aid, you may be missing out on an awesome program that they offer. It’s called the Video Values program & it’s ridiculously easy to earn Rite Aid coupons.

All you need to do is create an account & watch videos to earn coupons & credits. The coupons are manufacturer coupons that are for the video you just watched. For instance, you might watch a 30 second video for Clorox bleach & earn a coupon for Clorox. Easy! Also, each video has a credit value & once you hit 20 credits, you earn a $5 off any $20 purchase coupon from Rite Aid.

I can hear it now: You’re thinking “That’s great, Heather, but how long does it take to watch them?” Not long at all! Most of the videos are less than a minute. I usually watch them (& I’ll admit….I never really pay attention to them!) when I’m going through my mail, sorting bills to pay, etc.

If you don’t really care about the specific products featured & simply want the $5 off $20 coupon, my advice is to click on the videos with the higher credit amounts & earn that coupon faster. Really, you should be able to earn the $5 off $20 coupon in less than 10 minutes; my guess is closer to 5.

Sign up here to start participating in Video Values. It’s a great way to score some deals at Rite Aid & stretch a buck!

Clothing Clearance at Amazon

Through Monday, Amazon is taking an additional 20% off clothing clearance items, for a total of up to 75% off! This Calvin Klein men's shirt would be only $16.80 & this girl's sweater (how cute is that for spring wardrobes?!) would be just $6.24!

Most of these items should ship free with Super Saver Shipping (orders over $25) or free if you have Amazon Prime membership.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Coupon Organizer Giveaway

I know some of you are new to couponing. And I know it can be overwhelming. Where do I get my coupons? How do I build up a coupon stash? How do I keep my coupons organized? It's enough to turn people off to the idea of clipping (& using!) coupons.

So, in order to jumpstart things for one lucky reader, I've purchased a wallet coupon organizer & loaded it up with over $100 in coupons! Oh, & that includes $20 worth of coupons for organic or natural items! The organizer will easily fit into your purse & has 12 sections such as Baking Products, Dairy & Meat, Cleaning Products, & more. This should allow you to get used to couponing. You will likely outgrow this organizer eventually, however, it's a great resource to get you started (or if you're already a coupon pro, hey...you'll get over $100 worth of coupons to add to your stash!).

Now, I want the winner to be someone who really wants to give couponing a try. So, only enter if you really, genuinely want this prize. Here are the ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment here & include a way to contact you if you're the winner (Facebook fans, I can PM you via Facebook).

2) If you have a blog, blog about the giveaway. Then come back & leave a comment with a link to your posting. Me likey the linkey's!

3) Leave a comment on your Facebook page with a link to the giveaway. Then come back & leave a comment & link.

4) Refer a friend to BMIM, have them leave a comment, & include your name as the referral source.
That's it! The contest will end at 10 pm PST on March 5th & I will notify the winner on March 6th. The winner will be determined by Random.org. So go ahead....leave a comment & get yourself entered!

$5 off Clorox ToiletWand

Seriously, cleaning the toilet is no fun. And paying for products to clean the toilet is like adding insult to injury. So print this coupon & get $5 off the Clorox ToiletWand System (make sure to hit your back button twice to generate a second coupon!). Then convince your family that you did your part by saving some cash & they should do their part by doing the actual cleaning.

Thanks to my good friend Janelle for sending me the link for this high value coupon!

Sunday Coupon Preview

According to Sunday Coupon Preview, this is what we can expect in tomorrow’s paper:

2/28 Smartsource insert

Act II Popcorn, 3pk+/any variety Save $.40/1
Activia 4pk, 8pk, 12pk or Tub Save $1.00/1
Bailey’s Coffee Creamer (non-alcoholic) Save $1.00/1
Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts box Save $1.00/1
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetable, Pasta or Rice variety Save $.35/1
Blue Diamond Aseptic or Chilled Almond Breeze Save $1.00/1
Bob Evans Frozen Breakfast Item Save $.50/1
Campbell’s Condensed Cooking Soups Save $.30/4
DanActive 4pk or 8pk Save $.75/1
Danimals product listed: Smoothie 6pk or 12pk, Crush Cup 4pk, Coolision 6pk Save $1.00/1 Dannon Dan-o-nino product Save $1.00/1
Dannon Light & Fit Nonfat Yogurt 4pk or 6pk Save $.60/1
Dentyne Gum Single Packs Save $1.00/2
EAS product Save $1.00/1
Ensure 6pk Shakes Save $1.00/1
Excedrin product, 20ct+ Save $.75/1
Excedrin product, 80ct+ Save $1.50/1
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Holder FREE wyb any Glade Relaxing Moments PlugIns Scented Oil Refill Save up to $3.99 value
Glade Relaxing Moments 4oz Jar Candles Save $1.50/2
Glade Relaxing Moments 9.7oz Spray Save $1.00/1
Glucerna product Save $1.50/1
GoodNites Sleep Pants, jumbo pack+ Save $1.50/1
Hormel Chili Master Chili product Save $.55/1
Huggies Pullups Training Pants, jumbo pack+ Save $1.50/1
Kleenex Facial Tissue (3) packages or Bundle Pack Save $.50/1
McCain Frozen Potato Product Save $.75/1
Nescafe Tasters Choice product Save .50/1
Pert Plus for Men Save $1.50/1
Pert Plus, 12oz+ Save $1.00/1
Pert Plus, 25.4oz+ Family Size Save $2.00/1
Physicians Formula Cosmetic product Save $1.00/1
Pledge Fabric Sweeper for for Pet Hair Save $1.00/1
Pledge Multi Surface product Save $1.00/1
Pledge Wipes Save $1.00/1
Post Cereal (selected) 10oz box+ Save $1.00/2
Post Kids Cereal (selected) 10oz+ Save $1.00/2
Purina One brand Dry Dog or Cat Food, any size/variety Save $3.00/1
Purina One brand Wholesome Entree Dog Food, 13oz can Save BOGO up to $1.49
Red Baron Single-Serve Pizza Save $.75/1
Resolve Bright & White product Save $1.00/1
Resolve Laundry Pre-Treat product Save $.50/1
Rold Gold, 7oz+ bag Save $1.00/2
Schick Intuition Plus Razor or Refill Save $4.00/1
Schick Quattro for Women Razor or Refill Save $4.00/1
Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Starter Save $3.00/1
SlimShots Liquid Portion Control Save $3.00/1
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Flavors for Coffee product Save $1.00/1
Splenda Sweetener product Save $1.00/1
Sure Anti-perspirant & Deodorant, 2oz+ Save $1.00/1
Sure for Men Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Save $1.50/1
ZonePerfect Single Bar or Multi-count Box Save $.55/1

4x6 Prints Ten Cents Each

It's the last day of Walgreens 7 Days/7 Deals event. Today only get 4x6 prints for 10 cents each, no minimum order necessary. Use code: 10CENTS at checkout & choose in store pick up to avoid shipping fees.

50% off Old Navy Clearance

It's baaaaack! Old Navy has marked their clearance section down by an additional 50% off. Print out one of the coupons from Old Navy Weekly & score even more savings!

Last time they did this promo, I got a ton of stuff for my daughter & only spent about $11. This is a fantastic way to stock up on winter items for next year. Don't just think about children, either; stock up on sweatshirts, sweaters, jeans, etc. for yourself or your significant other.

Thanks to Good Deal Mama for sharing this massive score!

HOT Rite Aid Coupon

I love Rite Aid for many reasons. First & foremost, they have an amazing coupon policy. And it's online so you can print it out & take it with you to avoid any hassles.

Rite Aid released a new $3 off your next purchase of $15 or more coupon. It's valid through 3/31/10 & is a PDF, so print out a few. Here's where it gets really good: You can use this coupon before manufacturer coupons! Yep, just have $15 worth of stuff, use this Rite Aid coupon & get $3 off, then use MQs & get additional money off. I have walked out of Rite Aid with free stuff doing this many times!

Thanks to Collin at Hip2Save for posting the coupon & Rite Aid's policy.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Free $5 Talbots Gift Card

Check this out: Score a free $5 Talbots gift card simply by trying on a pair of pants from their new spring line. Details are here, but you have through 3/4/10 (while supplies last) to score this freebie!

Free Sample Freak sent me this deal, & has some others for this weekend posted as well. I'm being lazy & don't feel like posting them all, so go check them out. Thanks, Brandie!

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party 2/27

Holy cow, Lakeshore Learning is the place to be tomorrow! In addition to the bookmark craft project, they are hosting a Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss between 11-3pm. There will be games, face painting, stories read every hour, additional crafts, & more. Super fun!

Click here for all the info & you can search to find a location near you (for my Puget Sound readers, it's in Bellevue).

Free Breakfast at Ruby's Diner

Don't forget....this is the last weekend to use this Buy 1 breakfast entree, Get 1 breakfast entree free coupon at Ruby's Diner. Let someone else make breakfast for you & the family...& do it cheap!

Free Kids Craft 2/27

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (Feb. 27th) between 11-3pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is called "I Love to Read Bookmark." Kids make a cute bookmark out of cool looking rainbow paper. What a fun way to encourage little ones to read!

Free Story Time at Target 2/27

Tomorrow Target will be hosting Dr. Seuss Story Time at stores nationwide from 9-11 am. The ad states "Dr. Seuss Story Time at Target is fun, free, & family friendly! Enjoy snacks, games, giveaways & great big smiles."

I'd call ahead to verify your local store is participating. I'd also plan on getting there early. Have fun!

Calphalon Crepe Pan $24.99 Today Only

This is a hot deal! For the rest of today, you can snag this griddle/crepe pan from Calphalon for only $24.99, which is a 71% savings! Add a cheap item to get your total over $25 & it ships free (or free regardless of the price if you have Amazon Prime membership).

Mother's Day is coming up you know. Crepes in bed would be a nice touch. (I've got your back, ladies.)

Free Crabtree & Evelyn Bath Gel or Lotion

Head into your local Crabtree & Evelyn store this weekend & get a free 50 ml bath gel or lotion. All the details on how to snag this freebie are here.

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom for this!

Mega Swagbuck Day

Don't forget that today is a MEGA Swagbucks day! Also, there should be a new Swagcode under the Special Offers tab. Just click through all the offers (hit skip), get your Swagcode, go back to the home page & enter it to see how many Swagbucks you've won. It's that easy.

Are you still waiting to sign up for Swagbucks? Get in on the action here. I've only been Swagging for a little over a month & already have enough for 2 Amazon gift cards & still have more Swagbucks. All for searching the web using Swagbucks instead of Google. How cool is that?

Free Bora Bora bar & Enter to Win a Trip

Click here to snag a free Bora Bora bar & also enter to win a trip for 2 to Bora Bora. Plan on getting just the free bar though, because you all know I'm winning that trip. Ha!

Thanks to Unemployment Survival for this freebie.

Friday's Walgreens Photo Deals

There are 2 photo deals to choose from today at Walgreens.

Online only: 50% off everyday photo books. Enter code: EVERYDAY at checkout.

In store only: 54% off ink cartridge refills. Click here for your coupon. I tried a few months ago to get my HP cartridges refilled & they couldn't do it, so my advice would be to call & ask about your specific cartridge before you drive to Walgreens. I'll have to see if they do the Lexmark ones for my new printer. (Also note that Costco does cartridge refills for cheap everyday!)

Free Peeled Snacks at Starbucks Today

Heading into your local Starbucks today? Grab a sample of Peeled Snacks while you're there! Several of the varieties appear to be certified organic, too. Leave a comment if you try these, because I'm curious to know how they taste.

Thanks to Free Sample Freak for posting about this sample.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

$10 off $20 at Cost Plus World Market

I love Cost Plus World Market; I can spend hours in there just browsing at everything. Print this coupon out & save $10 off your next purchase of $30 or more. It’s valid through 3/14/10.

Thanks to Smart Couponing for finding this coupon.

Free Reach Toothbrush at Walgreens

In this Sunday's ad, Walgreens will have an in ad coupon for Reach Prevent toothbrushes for 99 cents each. Clip that coupon out & print this $1/1 Reach coupon out twice (hit the back button twice after the first coupon starts printing) & score 2 free toothbrushes.

I used to work in dental offices & always got toothbrushes, floss, etc. for free. I was shocked to find out how much these items cost in retail stores. So, if you can snag 2 for free, do so!

Thanks to Coupon Geek for this freebie!

New Old Navy Coupons

It’s Thursday so that means new coupons from Old Navy Weekly ! Just like always, you will need to hunt for the coupons & you can only print one coupon out to use. Here are the ones I found (hit the “try a new style” to reset the screen & search for different coupons):
  • $50 off any in store purchase of $100 or more: Already gone. That was quick!
  • $10 off any $50 0r greater purchase: Click on the yellow short sleeved t shirt & then on the jeans right below the shirt.
  • 10% off any in store purchase: Click on the blue striped tank top & the jeans right below the tank top.
  • 15% off any in store purchase: Click on “Amy” in the yellow circle (the head with the black hair cut in the bob on the far right) after you’ve created the outfit with the striped tank top & jeans.
  • $5 off any in store purchase of $25 or more: Click on the pink & white striped polo & the jeans, then click on "Eva" in the yellow circle.
  • $15 off any in store purchase of $75 or more: Click on all three circles with the heads in them on the main screen & after the 3rd head, it should pop up.

If you find any that I’ve missed, let me know & I will update the list.

Free Stationery Cards from Shutterfly

Go to Shutterfly & get a set of 12 stationery cards for free! Use code: CARDS4U at checkout. You will have to pay for shipping, but for a set of 12 custom cards, this is still a bargain. Offer is valid through 3/3/10.

Thanks to Unemployment Survival for this.

Free 8x10 Print Today Only

Another freebie from Walgreens! Make sure you get your free 8x10 print by using code: FREEPHOTO & use in store pickup. You should walk in, get your photo & not have to pay one cent! Remember, this is good today only.

61% off Mani/Pedi at Swoon Spa in Seattle

Thursday only (2/25) you can get a manicure & pedicure at Swoon Spa for only $27. That's a savings of 61%! You must redeem your voucher by 2/24/11, so you have plenty of time to use it.

If you're interested in taking advantage of this deal, click here first. You'll get $5 in "deal bucks" to use towards your first LivingSocial deal. Once you get your $5 credit, then go here to purchase your Swoon mani/pedi voucher.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2/25 Triple Swagbucks Day

Thursday is Swagbucks' 2nd birthday & to celebrate it's Triple Swagbuck Day! Search through the day & get three times as many Swagbucks. If you haven't signed up yet, do so here.

25% off All Items from Strapped Belts

In addition to being frugal, I am a staunch supporter of independent businesses. In this age of Big Box Stores, I try & make an effort to shop at mom & pop stores & buy from independent retailers as well. If we don't do that, we won't have anywhere to shop except at big retailers. So, with that in mind, I want to tell you guys about an amazing business that sells hand crafted jewelry.

Strapped Belts is based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming & sells glass jewelry & houseware items created by artist, John Frechette. Now, you may be thinking "What's up with the name of the store?" Well, John is a Boston guy that ended up in Jackson Hole for his work....& then found himself out of a job when his employer went bankrupt in 2008. Needless to say, John was "strapped" for cash & decided to turn his passion for creating art made out of glass into his new career & Strapped Belts was formed.

There are lots of unique items you can find on his website, & honestly....they are quite affordable. Really....the rings start at $15 & earrings start at $25! The belt buckles start at $42 (he has a ton of belt buckles unlike any I've ever seen; hence the "belt" part of the company's name). I love that you can find a unique gift that doesn't break the bank. I am obsessed with this funky ring!



Recently, Strapped Belts had the awesome opportunity to deck out some very special people in their jewelry: Hailey Duke, Sarah Schleper, & Megan McJames of the US Olympic Ski Team! Hailey, Sarah, & Megan picked out the pieces they loved best & modeled them in Jackson Hole during a break from their training. I'm loving the contrast between the functional clothing & the hipness of the jewelry.
Hailey, Sarah, & Megan are competing today & tomorrow & to celebrate Team USA, John has graciously extended a deal to BMIM readers. Use code "OLYMPICS" & get 25% off your entire order! This is a great opportunity to snag some cool, hand made in the USA items, super cheap. Think about gifts for teachers, house warming gifts (I love the trays), Mother's Day, etc.

Check out all of the cool stuff Strapped Belts has to offer here. And go Team USA!


Photos courtesy of Kelli Baxendale. http://www.baxendalephoto.com/







20% off at Coach Factory Stores

Coach keeps rolling out the great coupons! This 20% off coupon is valid through 2/28/10. Go on....get yourself something pretty. You know you want to.

Thanks to Coupon Dad for this!

Today's Walgreens Photo Deals

And yet another deal from Walgreens; two, actually. Today only, you can get 50% off a photo canvas (online only). Sizes included are 8x10, 12x12, 16x20, or 20x24. Use code: CANVAS at checkout.

The other deal of the day is good in store only & it's 99 cent film developing. Do people still use cameras that take film?!? Well, if you do, you can get cheap prints this way! Click here to print out the coupon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pictureka Flipper $1.98 at Toys R Us

My daughter got Pictureka Flipper for Christmas & loves it. It's on sale this week at Toys R Us for $6.98, but use this $5 off coupon & get it for only $1.98. I'm telling you....I did not get it that cheap!

When I was at Target on Monday I used the same $5 coupon & got the travel Pictureka game for 99 cents. Some of the travel games are priced at $5.24 & some are priced at $5.99 (the only difference is the $5.99 one comes with a $5 coupon in it), but the lower priced one has been sold out for weeks, so I just got the $5.99 one. Print off 2 coupons & get both. If Toys R Us is sold out (or you just want to go to one store) take your Toys R Us ad from the paper into Target & have them price match the Pictureka Flipper game & get it there for only $1.98 as well.

Thanks to Clippin' with Carie for finding this bargain!

$4 off Method Laundry Detergent

Last week there was a $4/1 coupon for Method detergent online, but it hit it's print limit very quickly, so I didn't even post about it. I figured, why torture you with a deal you couldn't get? But now the $4/1 coupon is back! Go print it out FAST if you want it & remember to hit your back button two times after it starts printing to generate a second coupon.

This laundry detergent isn't organic, but according to Method's website, it is made using 95% natural & renewable ingredients. It's also biodegradable & non-toxic. Sounds like a great product & I can't wait to try it!

Update: According to my friend Amber over at Coupon Connections NW, the 25 load bottle is on sale at Bartell's this week for $4.99. Use the coupon & get this for only 99 cents!

And it's on sale this week at Target! $14.99 for the 50 load bottle & $7.99 for the 25 load bottle. You could score the smaller bottle for only $3.99. Now I have a reason to head back to Target (like I really need one!).

Free Bahama Breeze $10 Gift Card

I love Bahama Breeze, but there isn't one very close to me so I don't go that often. However, if I had a free $10 gift card, that might convince me to head in there in the near future. Click here to sign up to become an Island Insider & you'll get a $10 gift card in the mail.

Thanks to Moms Need to Know for this find.

$15 off $45 Yankee Candle Purchase

If you love Yankee Candles, then this you're gonna love this coupon. Click here for a $15 off any $45 or more Yankee Candle purchase. This would be a great way to stock up on lighter scents now that spring is around the corner. The coupon is valid through 3/21/10.

$5 Knit Tops & $10 Roll Up Pants at TCP

The Children's Place just reduced the price on their knit tops to $5 & roll up pants to $10 ($8 for Little Kid sizes). These make perfect spring items when you don't know what the weather will be like.

Also, they have winter clearance items $2.99 & under. I love stocking up for next year when they have these kinds of sales. Even if you guessed wrong on the size, you can sell them for what you paid for them, so there's really zero risk doing this. Check everything out here.

Don't forget to use this coupon & get an extra 15% off your entire purchase. It's good either in store or online.

Seattlites....Wanna Get in Shape?

Warm weather is coming & that means less clothing (or none at all, but I'm going to keep this G rated). So if you want to get in shape & you're in the Puget Sound area, this deal is for you! Today only you can score 4 half hour boot camp style sessions or 3 half hour personal training sessions at X Gym for only $25. That's a savings of 84%!

This is valid at either the Seattle or Kirkland location. Click here for all the info.

$25 Meal for $12 to NYC's The Organic Grill

I wish I lived or was visiting the Big Apple soon so I could take advantage of this deal! Click here to get $25 worth of food at The Organic Grill, located in the East Village. You can view The Organic Grill's website & menu here. The prices actually look reasonable, so this really would make a great, healthy, affordable outing in the NYC area.

You have through Thursday evening (2/25) to purchase this gift card, so don't wait too long!

50% off 11x14 Posters at Walgreens 2/23

Today only you can score a 11x14 poster size print for half off. Use code: POSTERSIZE at checkout. That's a mighty big photo, so make sure it's one you really like!

20% off at Banana Republic

Print this coupon out for 20% off all regularly priced merchandise at Banana Republic. This is valid through 3/21/10 & is good in store only.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2/23: All Heelys shoes $14.95 at 6pm.com

I am not a fan of Heelys shoes; they drive me crazy. But I know they are super popular, so if your kids love them, you can get them tomorrow only for $14.95 or less a pair. Check here for sizes & colors.

Thanks to Saving Addiction for this find.

Free Sandwich at Jack In the Box 2/23

If free pancakes aren't enough to satisfy you tomorrow, head on over to your local Jack in the Box. Buy a large drink & get a free grilled sandwich. Details are here.

Free Pancakes at IHOP 2/23

I've blogged about this before, but wanted to remind you that tomorrow is National Pancake Day & you can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at your local IHOP. All they ask is that you make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network in exchange for the pancakes. And every person can get the free pancakes, not just one order per table. You can get all the details here.

Head over to IHOP & make a donation to a worthy cause tomorrow. Win/win for everyone!

90% Savings at Target

I totally scored at Target today! I saved 75% on my purchases today, but I also has part of a gift card from the Quaker deal from a few weeks back, & got a gift card, so my net out of pocket was really only 10%! Here's what I bought:

  • 5 boxes of Pop Tarts (12 count) & price matched with the Kmart ad: $10, but received a $5 gift card
  • Pictureka travel game $5.99 - $5 coupon = 99 cents
  • Tim Tam cookies $2 sale price - $1 coupon = $1
  • Box of 32 Valentines $2.99 @ 90% off = 29 cents
  • 1st For Me Baby Alive doll $19.99 on clearance $4.98 - $5 coupon = 2 cents profit

I spent a total of $13.30 with tax, used remaining $2.40 on my gift card, paid $10.90 but received a $5 gift card. So that was like paying $5.90, or 10% for all of that stuff!!

The Baby Alive deal is an unadvertised clearance item, so you will need to scan it to check the price. Only the doll with the brown hair & brown eyes is on sale (I have no idea why, but I checked them all). And you need to try the Tim Tam cookies; when I lived in Australia, we used to eat these & they are delish! Of course, every self respecting Aussie calls them "biscuits" but regardless, they are yummy. The entire Valentine's Day section is 90% off, so grab a few things for next year & save big time.

If you score anything at Target this week, leave a message. Remember, YMMV (your mileage may vary) depending on the clerk, manager, etc. at your local Target. It can be hit or miss there with coupons, but today was a very good day for me.

Free Ladies Home Journal Subscription

Click here to get a free subscription to Ladies Home Journal. I love these free magazine giveaways! If you are a stay at home parent, when it asks for your occupation, just put other industries & then choose Homemaker. When I entered my address I had to put in a job title, so I chose CEO!

Thanks to my friend Collin, at Hip2Save!

40% off Digital Prints at Walgreens 2/22

Today only Walgreens is offering 40% off digital prints (4x6, 5x7, 8x10). Use code: DIGITAL40 at checkout. If you want to have them shipped to you, they will, but there is a fee for that. Choose in store pickup & there won't be any extra fees

$5 PayPal Card on Sale at Swagbucks

Normally a $5 PayPal card would require 190 Swagbucks, but right now you can score one for only 70 Swagbucks. Yep, redeem 70 Swagbucks & you'll get $5 deposited into your PayPal account.

Not earning Swagbucks yet? Click here to start!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Save at a Swanky Seattle Hotel

That was a lot of "s" words in my title, but it's true! My good friend, Linda is a loyal BMIM reader & has given me the go ahead to fill you guys in on an amazing deal. This one will be for my local readers....or anyone, really, if you're willing to travel to Seattle.

The Maxwell Hotel is a brand new hotel opening up in Seattle. It is within walking distance to the Pacific Science Center, Space Needle, & EMP (Experience Music Project). They are offering up some great rates to launch the hotel.

March 22nd - April 4th: $79 a night (+ tax). Yes, $79 a night!!
April 5th - April 30th: $109 a night (+ tax).
After May 1st the typical rate will be $159 a night (+ tax).

Your stay will include free parking, discounted Monorail tickets, complimentary wi-fi & wired internet access, complimentary loaner bikes, & in room coffee makers, refrigeratiors, & microwaves.

The Maxwell has also set up a partnership with Intiman Theater and are proud to extend a 25% discount on tickets. When guests reserve a room at The Maxwell Hotel they will be given a special discount code that will allow them to purchase tickets on the Intiman website with the special discount.

This would make for an amazing in city getaway. I love being a tourist in my own hometown, but often have a hard time justifying the cost. This is such a bargain it makes it easy! If you want to take advantage of this fantastic offer, email reservations@themaxwellhotel.com. Please be aware that reservations & rates are based on availability.

If you go, make sure you say hello & thank you to Linda!

More Cheap Laundry Detergent

There's another great deal out there this week on laundry detergent. Kmart has 72 oz bottles of Purex on sale for 2 for $8. Use the BOGO Free coupon from the 2/21 RedPlum insert & subtract $4. You'll pay $4 for 2 72 oz. bottles, or $2 each!

Or buy 2 boxes of the Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets for $10, use the BOGO Free coupon, & get 2 boxes for $5 or $2.50 each.

Thanks to Clippin' with Carie for this bargain!

Pop Tarts $1 Each at Target

I love Target....love it. But I try & avoid it unless there are some really good deals to be had. Otherwise I will black out & wake up in a stupor on top of a pile of red & white shopping bags. But this is a great deal on Pop Tarts, so it's worth the risk.

Right now Kmart has the 12 count boxes of Pop Tarts on sale for $2 each (last page of the ad). Take that ad to Target & have them price match & buy 5 boxes for $10. You will get back a $5 Target Gift card, bringing the net cost of each box down to $1!

Thanks to Totally Target for this deal.

Free Fresco Taco at Taco Bell

Click here to get a coupon for a free Fresco Taco from Taco Bell. There are several options to choose from & all have less than 180 calories & 7 grams of fat or less. If you try one, come back & leave a comment & tell us what you thought about the taco.

8x10 Magazine Photo $1.99 Today Only

UPDATE: I am a complete moron; I forgot the code! Use code: COVERIT at checkout to bring the price down to $1.99. Sorry guys!

Walgreens will have a week of one day only photo specials & today is the kick off day. The deal for Sunday is adorable!

Today only you can make a 8x10 magazine cover print for only $1.99. Pick it up in store & you won't pay any shipping; mine came to $2.15 with tax. You simply upload your photos, click on Gifts, then Keepsake Gifts, then Magazine Covers & pick the one you want to create. They have TV Guide, Redbook, Babytalk, & more.

This would make a great little gift by popping it into a frame. If you don't have children, that's OK....pick a photo from a vacation, honeymoon, etc. & surprise someone you love.

Click here to get started, but hurry...this is only good through tonight!

Cheap Laundry Detergent at Fred Meyer

This week there are 2 great deals (dare I say, steals?) at Fred Meyer on laundry detergent. Both will require using Fred Meyer coupons from the ad in today's paper (or grab one in store) & Fred Meyer eCoupons (seriously, I cannot tell you how much I love eCoupons!). Here are the deals:

All Detergent $2.99 (price is with the in ad coupon)
- $1.00 off Fred Meyer eCoupon
- $1.00 off MQ from 2/7 RedPlum
= 99 cents

Wisk Detergent $2.99 (price is with the in ad coupon)
- $1.50 off Fred Meyer eCoupon
- $1.00 off MQ from 1/31 RedPlum
= 49 cents

Thanks to Frugal Chic Living for these deals.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

15% off at The Children's Place

Print this coupon & get 15% off your next purchase at The Children's Place. It's valid through March 16th.

Save Up To $50 Off Britax Seats

Amazon has a sale going on where you can save up to $50 on Britax car seats & boosters. Click here to see what seats are on sale. These also ship free with Super Saver Shipping or Prime membership.

Sunday Coupon Preview

According to Sunday Coupon Preview, this is what we can expect in tomorrow's paper:

2/21 Smartsource insert

French’s fried onions Save $.50/1
Sugarfree Mentos gum Save $1/2
No Yolks noodles Save $1/2
Mrs. Dash seasonings Save $1/2
Bumble Bee prime fillet cans 5 oz Save $1/2
Bumble Bee Sensations seasoned tuna medley bowl 5 oz Save $1/1
Bumble Bee premium tuna pouch 2.5 or 5 oz Save $1/2
Green Giant frozen boxed vegetables Save $1/3
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables Save $1/3
Cheerios Save $1/2
Chocolate Cheerios Save $1/2
Chex cereals Save $1/2
Wanchai Ferry frozen entree Save $1.50/1
Wheaties cereal Save $1/1
Fiber One toaster pastries Save $1/2
Nature Valley granola nut clusters, bag Save $1/1
Yoplait Go-Gurt yogurt Save $1/2
Progresso soups Save $1/4
Don Francisco coffee Save $1.50/1
Marie Callenders home-style creations Save $1/2
Buy 1 Tyson heat and eat entree get 1Kings Hawaiian rolls 4 pack free up to Save $1
10 Dannon 6 oz single-serve or two Light & Fit 4 packs or 6 packs Save $1
Halls 20 ct or larger Save $1/2
4 Frusion 7 fl oz yogurt smoothies or one multipack or 32 oz container Save $1
Snyder’s of Hanover pretzel sandwiches bag or serving pack 8 oz + Save $1/1
Celestial Seasonings tea Save $1/1
Poise liners Save $1/1
Poise pads Save $1/1
1 Neosporin and 1 Bandaid product Save $3/2
Revlon beauty tool Save $1/1
Revlon color cosmetic product Save $2/1
Ziploc brand slider bags Save $.55/1
Ziploc brand slider bags Save $1/2
Oust surface disinfectant & air sanitizer Save $1/1
Impruv dry skin care solution Save $3/1
Trumoo chocolate milk, gallon Save $1/1
Trumoo chocolate milk, half gallon Save $0.75/1
Gortons item Save $.40/1
Pepperidge Farm cookies Save $1/2
Planters big nut bars 5 ct box or Planters nutrition 5 ct box Save $1/1
Fresh Express salad blends Save $1.50/2
Ester C tablets Save $5/1
Half gallon Silk Soymilk or Silk Pure Almond almond milk Save $1/1
Colgate 360 adult manual toothbrush .75/1
Colgate Max White, Max Fresh, Total, Sensitive or kids 4 oz+ Save $.75/1
Viva big roll Save $.85/1
Kaboom foam tastic or shower, tub and tile cleaner Save $1/2
Dads 3 lb + bite size meal, healthy homestyle, trail mix, big dog chunk special mix, indoor blend, original and gourmet blend Save $1/1
Kibble select complete 4 lb + Save $2/1
Better Than Ears Or Guilt Free Treats, Any 8 Oz. 9-Pack OR Nut-tastics, Any 10 Oz. Save $1/1

2/21 RedPlum insert (for Puget Sound readers, this is only in the Everett Herald)


Flex-a-min Joint Care Product Save $6.00/1
Folgers Products 7oz or larger including Folgers Singles and Pods Save $1.00/1
Grain Berry Cold Cereal Crackers or Muffin Mix Buy any 2 get 1 pkg Grain Berry Antioxidant Pancake & Waffle Mix Free, NTE $2.49
Hungry Jack pancake Mix or Syrup Save $1.00/2
Infants Motrin, Children’s Motrin, Infant’s Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol Save $3.00/3
Infants Motrin, Children’s Motrin, Infant’s Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Save $3.00/2
Infants Motrin, Children’s Motrin, Infant’s Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Products Save $1.00/1
Kelloggs Special K Fruit Crisps 10ct or larger Save $.75/1
Kibbles n Bits Dry Dog Food 16 lbs or larger Save $2.00/1
Kibbles n Bits Dry Dog Food 8 lbs or smaller Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Cosmetic Product Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal EverStrong Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment Save $2.00/1
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence To-Go Shade Save $2.00/1
L’Oreal Facial Cleanser Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Facial Moisturizer Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style or StudioLine Styling Product Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner Save $1.00/1
Pop Secret Products Save $.50/2
Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks 4.8oz or larger Save $1.00/1
Purex Liquid Detergent or Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets Mix and Match BOGO
Purina Mighty Dog BOGO
Purina Mighty Dog Variety Pack Save $1.00/1
Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Bread, Buns or Mini Bagels Save $.55/1
Smuckers Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Spread Save $1.00/3
Snickers Bars Save $.50/2
Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base or any L’Oreal Face Product Save $2.00/1
Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop50 59oz or larger Save $1.00/2
Uncle Bens Rice Products Save $1.00/2
Uncle Bens Whole Grain Brown Rice Save $1.00/1

15% off at the Gymboree Outlet

I don't think I've ever seen a coupon for the Gymboree Outlet before, so this is one I am certainly gonna print! I have a slight addiction to Gymboree & yes, I know there's the huge "Gymbo Outlet isn't as good as retail Gymbo" debate out there, but if I can get a deal....I don't care. And I LOVE that the Gymbo Outlets have lines from last year so you can add pieces to what you already have or just grab some pieces in a new size from your past favorite lines. I go there so often, the clerks know me. I can't decide if that's kinda cool or kinda scary.

So, print out this 15% off your entire purchase coupon for the Gymboree Outlet. You can also earn Gymbucks at the outlet now (although you have to redeem them at the retail Gymbo's) & it may even still be Gymbuck earning right now. I'm not positive on that, so double check. If it is....double score! The coupon is valid through March 7th, so you can also wait until the next line comes out.

Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for this!

2/21 Only: 20% off at Big Lots

I've only been in Big Lots once & I didn't buy anything because I was pressed for time, but I've heard you can get some great deals. I've also heard they occasionally have great prices on organic items, so I need to go & spend some time roaming the store. But I do know that they don't take any manufacturer coupons, so normally the price you see is the price you pay.

However, tomorrow, Feb. 21st only, they will take 20% off your entire purchase with this coupon. If you go & score some bargains, come back & post about it!

Thanks to Mama Cheaps for this.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Free Photo Book for the Troops

I love when I can get a great deal for my family, but if a deal comes along that I can't utilize but helps someone else in need....well, I think I actually love those more. And this is one of those deals.

Right now the USO is offering up a free soft cover 20 page 5x7 photo book for troops stationed anywhere with a APO/FPO or MPO mailing address. In fact, the USO is even paying the shipping! These books are designed to fit into fatigue cargo pockets, so that soldiers can keep photos of their loved ones on them. How amazing is that?

Click here to get your coupon code, but hurry, because there is only a limited number available. Thanks to Collin at Hip2Save for posting this special deal.

Advertise for Free on Facebook

If you have a business you want to promote on Facebook, click here to get a $78 Facebook advertising credit. The code is valid through June 1, 2010. I would think realtors, stylists, photographers, etc. would benefit from this a lot!

Thanks to Money Saving Mom for this fantastic find!

Cheap Magazine Subscriptions

Wanna snag a 12 month subscription to Weight Watchers, Taste of Home, or Parents for only $3.75 for the entire year? Then head over to Best Deal Magazines & enter in code: WKLYSPEC at checkout. This deal is good through Feb. 28th.

I love getting cheap magazine subscriptions & they make great gifts, too. Although I don't think I'd send anyone Weight Watchers as a gift!

Thanks to Coupon Geek for posting this.

Today Only: Organic Snacks Sale

Today only, Amazon has a few great deals on organic snacks. I love that you don't even need to leave your house for these deals; I am all about shopping in my slippers! My daughter loves both of these items & I bet your kids (or you!) will as well.

First, YummyEarth Organic Lollipops are on sale for $11.55. That may seem like a lot, but you get 150 lollipops! That's only 8 cents a lollipop. Or you can get the 5 lb bag for only $17.50.

Next, take a look at the Clif Kids Twisted Fruit Ropes. They are on sale for $12.99 for 24 & that's actually not a bad price (the cheapest I've gotten these for on sale was 50 cents each at Fred Meyer). My daughter loves these, especially the sour apple flavor.

These all qualify for free shipping if you spend over $25 or if you have a Prime membership. But, if you sign up for Subscribe & Save, you can score an extra 15% off these prices & get free shipping. And you don't need to get another order; you can always go in & cancel your subscribe & save status on these items later!

Free Pretzel at Auntie Annie's 2/20

Tomorrow only between 10 am - 3 pm snag a free pretzel at Auntie Annie's. You can choose between an original or a cinnamon one (yum!). Click here to read all the details.

Thanks to The Saving Addiction for this find.

Mega Swagbucks Day

Don't forget that today is a MEGA Swagbucks day! You may get lucky & earn up to 100 Swagbucks instead of the usual 1 or 2.

Also, there should be a new Swagcode under the Special Offers tab. Just click through all the offers (hit skip), get your Swagcode, go back to the home page & enter it to see how many Swagbucks you've won. It's that easy.

Are you still waiting to sign up for Swagbucks? Get in on the action here. I've only been Swagging for a few weeks & already have enough for 1 Amazon gift card & almost have enough for a second Amazon card. All for searching the web using Swagbucks instead of Google. How cool is that?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Old Navy Weekly Coupons

It's Thursday so that means new coupons from Old Navy Weekly ! Just like always, you will need to hunt for the coupons & you can only print one coupon out to use. Here are the ones I found (hit the "try a new style" to reset the screen & search for different coupons):

  • $10 off any $50 0r greater purchase: Click on the yellow short sleeved t shirt & then on the jeans right below the shirt.
  • 10% off any in store purchase: Click on the blue striped tank top & the jeans right below the tank top.
  • 15% off any in store purchase: Click on "Amy" in the yellow circle (the head with the black hair cut in the bob on the far right) after you've created the outfit with the striped tank top & jeans.
  • $50 off any in store purchase of $100 or more: These are all gone already.
  • $15 off any in store purchase of $75 or more: Click the yellow short sleeved t shirt & then any pair of jeans. Cancel the coupon that pops up ($10 off any $50+ purchase) & then click on the stars that pop up behind "Kelly's" head (in the far right). This one is somewhat difficult to get.

If you find any that I've missed, let me know & I will update the list.

Free Murad at Sephora

Place any $25 or greater order at Sephora & use code: REFORM at checkout to score deluxe samples of Murad's Age Reform Regimen for free. Sephora claims this freebie is a $44 value.

But really....do we need a reason to shop at Sephora? I know I don't. So the freebies are just the icing on the cake in my book!

Free Origins Facial This Weekend

Head over to your local Origins counter between 2/18-2/21 for a free Redness Relief Mini Facial. Click here to find participating locations. I am a total product whore & will try anything, so this is my kind of score!

Thanks to Unemployment Survival for this awesome freebie.

Hello Moscow

I'm always pleasantly surprised to see people reading BMIM from other parts of the world. Today I've had several people from Russia reading my little blog. So to all of you in Moscow, Добро пожаловать & Здравствуйте!

Burt's Bees Toothpaste Sample

Burt's Bees is giving away samples of their toothpaste here. If you want a sample, submit your request sooner rather than later!

Redbox Code 2/18 Only

Update: It appears the SMRTY3 code isn't working. But use DVDONME or BREAKROOM & you should be all set with a free movie rental. Of course, it's all about Grey's Anatomy in my house, tonight!

Today only you can rent a movie at any Redbox kiosk for free. Enter code: SMRTRY3. It's worth noting that this code is good once per card, so you could use it more than once assuming you used a different debit or credit card.

Thanks to Cha Ching on a Shoestring!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Euro-Pro Shark Multi Vac $44.99

Thursday, Feb. 18th only, you can score the Euro-Pro Shark Multi Vac for $39.99 + $5 shipping on Woot. The cheapest price I could find currently was $79 on Amazon, so this is quite a bargain. But it's Thursday only, so hurry if you want one!

Free Lemon Heads

I love Lemon Heads candy. It's a guilty pleasure of mine, but I rarely (& when I say rarely, I mean about once every 5 years) buy them. Go here to get a free box of Lemon Heads. Easter's coming....just sayin.'

Thanks to Fistful of Coupons for posting this freebie.

Kate Quinn Organic Clothing Sale

I love Kate Quinn's organic clothing line. The stuff is adorable & I love that it's made from 100% certified organic material. If you knew what happened to cotton, trust me...you'd want your kids wearing organic clothing. It's pretty impossible to dress them in all organic clothing, & it would be pretty pricey even if you could do it. So when a sale this good comes along, I get uber excited about it.

Click here to check out the sale items. Prices start at $10 but use code: HURRIEDHOME20 & get an additional 20% off. $8 for a certified organic clothing item is insanely cheap, people! Oh, & it's worth noting that the proceeds from this sale are going to the relief work in Haiti.

Luckily, I live close enough that I can go to the sample sales. So, if you're in the Puget Sound area, remember you can always check out Kate Quinn that way, too.

Thanks to Organic Deals & Coupons for this find!

Need Vs. Greed

Many people who coupon (or simply bargain hunt) know that when a great deal comes up, you buy more than what you need at the moment & keep some for later. It's generally referred to as "stockpiling." When you first start couponing, you will likely notice that you're spending the same amount of money, but getting more stuff. However, after a while, you should see that you are spending less. Why? Because of your stockpile at home.

I'm all for stockpiling; I do it myself. If it's an item I will use. I don't need to buy diapers anymore, so I don't go out & stockpile diapers just because you can get them for $3 a pack. However, there are people that do that. And I'll admit it: They annoy me.

Here are the 2 kinds of couponers that I have a problem with.

1) Shelf cleaners. I'm referring to the people who walk into a store looking for one item that's on sale & buy every last one of them. Really....do you need 65 boxes of Tampax? What about the other people out there who need some tampons? Call me crazy, but I think buying 10 boxes & leaving some for others is the way to go. It brings good Coupon Karma your way.

2) Seek & Destroyers. These are the people who will destroy the deal for everyone else. They are similar to shelf cleaners, but go one step farther....they ruin it for everyone. And ironically, they often do this on items they don't even need. They take things to the extreme & force stores to pull the items off the shelves, or cancel the promo altogether.

And this is the case with the free Purex deal at Fred Meyer & Kroger affiliates that is going on right now. 50 oz. bottles of Purex are on sale for $1.99 with the in ad coupon, but if you buy 2 bottles you get a $4 Catalina coupon for your next purchase, essentially making those 2 bottles of Purex free. Sounds like a good deal if you need laundry detergent. Heck, it's even a good deal to buy a few & donate them to a food bank. But some idiot in the Cincinnati area went into several Kroger stores & bought 800 bottles of Purex. 800 BOTTLES. Seriously, who needs that many bottles of laundry detergent? Um...no one! So now Catalina is pulling the $4 coupon deal. Sure, you can still buy them for $1.99 a bottle, but you can't get them free. All because some jerk (I want to use a different word, but in order not to offend any readers, I'm going to stick with "jerk") had to go & ruin it for everyone.

So go ahead & stockpile. Go ahead & buy a few items to donate to the less fortunate. But before you go insane, clean the shelves, & ruin a deal that others could benefit from, ask yourself "Is this need or greed?" If everyone acted with integrity, couponers wouldn't get harassed by clerks & deals wouldn't get pulled like this.

OK, my rant is over. Hopefully I didn't offend any readers. If you have any thoughts on this, feel free to leave a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue.

$1.50 off Kashi

Click here & print out 2 (hit your back button two times once your first coupon starts printing!) coupons for $1.50 off Kashi Heart to Heart cereal or crackers. My daughter & I use the Heart to Heart cereal to make Kashi Krispies (like Rice Krispies...but only with Kashi!). Click on the orange "get a coupon" tab at the top of the chalkboard.

Thanks to Hip2Save for posting the link to this high value coupon.

Money Maker on Olay products

Olay has another great $15 MIR (mail in rebate) going on. Purchase 3 Olay Facial Moisturizers, Facial Treatments, Facial Cleansers, Hand & Body Lotions, Body Washes or 6+ Bar Soap Packs before 3/12/10 & submit the rebate by 3/26/10 & get $15 back. Here are several ways to make money or get free products using this deal.

Walgreens: This week Olay shower gels are BOGO 1/2 off. Buy 2 at full price & 2 at half price & spend approx. $13.47+ tax.

Rite Aid: This week buy 3 Olay products for $18 (any Olay facial cleanser, Complete or Active Hydrating Moisturizer, 2-4 oz, Ribbons Body Wash, 18 oz, or 6 pk Bar Soap) & submit for the rebate. This makes each item only a buck!

Alice.com: Prices vary, but shipping is always free. This one is nice because you don't even need to leave the comfort of your own home!

I ordered 3 lotions from Alice & added in 2 deodorants & my total was $16.60. After I get my rebate check, I'll have spent only $1.60 for 3 Olay lotions & 2 deodorants!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blu Ray Discs Up To 57% Off

Amazon has a handful of Blu Ray movies on sale through April 3rd. Prices & titles vary. These should ship free if your order is $25 or more, or if you have a Prime membership.

Click here to check it out.

Last Day for Albertsons Doublers

Don't forget that today is your last day to use the 3 doublers at Albertsons. I'm going to use this $1/1 coupon + a doubler & score another 12 pack of Angel Soft for $2.99. Then I'm going to use 2 of this $1/2 coupon for Ronzoni Smart Taste + 2 doublers & get 4 boxes of Ronzoni for free!

Leave a comment & let me know what kind of deals you got with your doublers.

Another Freebie from Eyes.Lips.Face

I've talked about E.L.F. (Eyes.Lips.Face.) before & I hope you guys have tried out their products. If not, here's an incentive that might convince you to try them. Because when they're good, they're great! However if the product stinks, well...it's really bad. But for the price, you can afford to go out on a limb & try a new eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, etc.

Through Feb. 22nd, any $15 or greater purchase will include a free "Festival Kit" containing a Punk Funk Eyeshadow Quad, False Eyelashes, & a Copper Liquid Eye liner. Enter code: MARDIGRAS at checkout.

New Shortcuts eCoupons

Shortcuts just posted some new eCoupons. Load 'em up & then swipe your rewards card at the store & save money. Yes, it really is that easy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

40% Off at The Gap 2/15 Only

Monday, Feb. 15th, the Gap will have everything in their stores 40% off including sale items! If you use your Gap card, you can add an extra 5% to your savings, making it 45% off. It's unclear whether you need to take this into your local store, but I recommend doing so just to be safe.

Remember...this is a one day only sale! Thanks to The Krazy Coupon Lady for sharing this.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Win a Trip to Colorado

I love to travel as much as anyone I know, but let's face it....in these times, people are traveling less due to finances. So, here's your chance to travel for free! Enter here to win a 3 night trip for 2 people to Telluride (ohh...swanky!).

Thanks to Mama Cheaps for posting this.

Body Shop Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Body Shop products giveaway is....Alexis T! I hope you love the products!

Stay tuned for more BMIM giveaways in the near future.

(Note: The winner was determined by Random.org.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview

Holiday weekends tend to have very few coupons in them. It looks like we are just getting the RedPlum insert this weekend (in the Everett Herald for my Puget Sound readers). According to Sunday Coupon Preview, this is what we can expect:

2/14 RedPlum insert

Angel Soft toilet paper 6-double roll or larger Save $1.00/2
Aussie Product Save $1.00/1
Bertolli Pasta Sauce Save $.60/1
Brown Gold Product Save $1.00/1
Centrum Ultra (200 ct or larger) Save $3.00/1
Centrum Ultra, any Save $1.00/1
Centrum Cardio Save $1.00/1
Crisco Olive Oil Save $1.00/1
Hillshire Farm Deli Select Ultra Thin or Hearty Slices Lunchmeat Save $1.00/2
Knox powders or caplets 11oz or larger Save $6.00/1
Knox powder or NutraMix for Strong Nails Save $4.00/1
Natural Instincts or Loving Care hair color Save $1.00/1
Nature’s Bounty vitamins and supplements Save $1.00/1
Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser or Olay Body Wash, in-shower Body Lotion, Bar Soap or Hand & Body Lotion Save $1.00/1
On-Cor Entree Save $.30/1
Pantene Restoratives or Expressions product Save $1.00/1
Pedigree Little Champions pouch variety packs Save $1.00/2
Pedigree Good Bites treats for dogs Save $1.00/1
Pedigree food for dog 8.8 lb. or larger bag Save $3.00/1
Pedigree Dentastix treats for dogs Save $2.00/1
Quaker True Delights Rice & Multigrain Snacks Save $.75/1
Quaker True Delights Granola Bars or Cafe Squares Save $.75/1
Quaker True Delights Instant Oatmeal Save $1.00/1
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Save $1.00/2 boxes
Real Simple magazine March issue Save $1.00/1
Robitussin excludes To Go 2-count Save $1.00/1
Robitussin To Go 10-count Save $1.00/1
Scotties facial tissues 5 boxes or 2 multipacks Save $1.00
Smart Balance Sour cream & Omega-3s, Calcium, vitamins D&E regular or reduced fat Save $1.00/1
Sparkle paper Towels 2-giant roll package or larger Save $1.00/1
Smooth Away or Smooth Away Vibe hair removal system Save $1.50
St. Joseph Aspirin product Save $1.00/1
StarKist Pouch products Save $1.00/2
State Fair Corn Dogs or Mini Corn Dogs Save $1.00/2
Indoor, Dentabites or Hairball Temptations treats for cats Save $1.00/2
Temptations all natural treats for cats Save $1.00/2
Tylenol Extra Strength, Tylenol Rapid Release Gels, Tylenol Arthritis Pain or Tylenol 8 hour product Save $1.00/1
Whiskas or Whiskas Purrfectly dry cat food 2.7oz or larger Save $1.00/1 bag
Whiskas or Whiskas Purrfectly Multipack, any variety Save $1.00/1

Wanna Save 94%? Clip Coupons!


I hear it all the time: "I'm not sure clipping coupons is worth my time." Let's take a look at my day, & you be the judge.

I went to 3 different stores today to snag some great deals. I'm going to make this easy & just give you totals spent & what I received.

Babies R Us: Spent $1.71 OOP (out of pocket)

Walgreens: Spent $5.11 OOP but received $6 RR = 89 cent profit

Safeway: Spent: $3.16 OOP

Total spent after profit: $3.98

For $3.98 I got 2 boxes of Revolution Foods Organic Mashups, 2 bags of Terra Chips, 1 8x10 Photo Collage, 1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash, 6 packs Orbit gum, 240 cotton rounds, 2 bags of Pop Chips, & 4 sticks of Right Guard deodorant. I would have spent $63.43+tax on these items if I hadn't clipped coupons & used in store discounts (Register Rewards & eGift Cards). That means I saved 94%! Actually, it was a bit more because I didn't include tax when I calculated the percentage, but you get my point.

Yes, I went to 3 stores. Yes, it took me an hour & forty five minutes. But I was able to shop by myself for an hour & forty five minutes; I was happy doing it! And really.....I'm okay with spending that time shopping if I can save 94%. Additionally, I'm donating the deodorant & shower gel to a food shelter, which makes me feel even better about spending the time couponing. I love that someone else can benefit from my time spent clipping coupons.

So you tell me....would you spend less than 2 hours shopping if you could save 94%?

Get 4 Sticks of Right Guard Free


Safeway has an unadvertised sale on Right Guard going on. It's on sale through Tuesday, Feb. 23rd for 10/$10. Use 2 of these $2/2 coupons & get 4 sticks of deodorant for free (just pay the sales tax)!
My husband doesn't like the gel deodorant, so I'll be donating these to the food bank. Remember, that food stamps do not cover toiletries, so food banks are in desperate need of shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, diapers, etc. Why not get something for free with coupons & do something good for someone less fortunate?

Thanks to My Frugal Adventures for posting about this unadvertised deal! (Oh, & excuse the bad photo....I took it using my cell phone.)

Freebies at Babies R Us

Babies R Us & Toys R Us have a huge Presidents Day Sale going on. There are tons of products on sale, but I was super excited about the snacks on sale (who knew they had such a great selection of snack food, especially organic stuff?!).

First, you can score 2 bags of Terra Chips free. Yep, free. All varieties are on sale for 2/$2. Print out 2 $1/2 coupons here or use the ones that were in the 12/6 SS insert. Those coupons make these bags free! There was a hassle because they were not ringing up 2/$2, but I just smiled & waited (& waited & waited) patiently & the clerk finally got it to work. I'm telling you...a smile goes a long way towards getting the clerks to help you!

Next, all Revolution Foods items are on sale BOGO 1/2 off. This is a great deal for organic snacks! I got 2 boxes of the organic fruit mashups for my daughter's lunch box.

Don't forget to use your $5 eGift Card from becoming a Facebook Fan if you still have it.

So, I got 2 bags of Terra Chips & 2 boxes of Revolution Foods Organic Mashups for $1.71 after my coupons & eGift Card. That is insane!

Thanks to Hip2Save for posting the Terra Chips deal!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hotslings $12.98 at Babies R Us

If you know anything about Hotslings baby carriers, you know that a) people rave about them & b) depending on which one you pick, they can be pretty pricey. Some of them cost $105. So this is a smokin' hot deal!

Babies R Us has several patterns & sizes of Hotslings on clearance for $17.98. Use code: 935826 to take $5 off any sling (if you buy more than 1 sling, it will take $5 off each sling in your cart). And shipping is free!

Click here to check what sizes & patterns are available. Unsure of what size you are? Click here for the handy sizing chart. Note: Hotslings does make a sling out of organic cotton, however the organic version is not included in this sale. However, you can still use the code to take $5 off on any sling.

Seattle Helicopter Tour $135

This is a last minute Valentine's Day gift that is sure to make your loved one swoon. I realize that $135 isn't exactly inexpensive, but this is a really good deal.

You can take either 2 or 3 people on a helicopter tour around Seattle & see:

  • Downtown
  • Downtown Stadiums
  • Space Needle
  • Lake Union
  • University of Washington
  • Lake Washington
  • Ballard Locks and Ship Canal
  • Fisherman’s Terminal
  • Elliott Bay Marina

Wow! I'll go out on a limb & say that most Seattlites have never seen the city like this before. If you want to snag this deal, you have until Sunday evening to order your package.

 
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