Friday, April 30, 2010

Ella's Kitchen Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Keralljoy! She won the Ella's Kitchen organic baby food giveaway. Please email me your mailing info so I can send it out to you. Thanks!

Free Museum Admission This Weekend

Don’t forget…..if you bank with Bank of America, you can get into hundreds of museums nationwide! The first full weekend of every month head to a participating museum, show your Bank of America card & photo ID & you get in free!

Free Kids Craft at Lakeshore Learning

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (May 1st) between 11-3pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is a Shady Sun Visor. Although here in Seattle, it may be mid July before we need that (I kid, I kid....hopefully!).

Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot

Tomorrow head into your local Home Depot between 9 am-12 pm & your kids can attend a Kids Workshop for free. This month the activity is building a cute Picket Fence Planter. Click here for all the info.

Organic Babyfood Giveaway

Just a few more hours left to enter the giveaway for organic baby food, courtesy of Ella's Kitchen. Click giveaways in the left sidebar & enter!

Free Kids Craft at Lowe's

Register here for tomorrow's kids workshop at Lowe's. The project is a cute little schoolhouse for Teacher Appreciation Week. Fun!

Last Day for Amazon K Cup Sale

Remember, if you love your Keurig (& really, who has one & doesn't love it?!), today is the last day to score a fantastic deal on K Cups. Amazon has selected flavors from the Coffee People, Gloria Jean, & Diedrich on sale for 25% off. Details & selected flavors are here (there are even a few organic choices & some teas as well!).

I'm waiting for my box to arrive. It should be here today!

The New Dirty Dozen List

If you're considering switching to organic food, it can be overwhelming to do so all at once. Thankfully, there is an annual "Dirty Dozen" list of produce that contain the most residual pesticides & it is recommended to buy organic versions of these items. Typically these items are thin skinned (or no skin, such as leafy vegetables) & therefore the pesticides actually get into the flesh of the fruit/veggie.

This year, celery takes the number one spot. Additionally, blueberries & spinach are on the list (come on, after the spinach/e.coli issue recently, that's not surprising!). Here is the list:
  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Kale
  10. Cherries
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes

You can read the entire article here if you're interested.

Mega Swagbucks Day

Don't forget....Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? What are you waiting for? Click here to start earning free stuff!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Free Aveda Hand Relief Sample

Print this coupon out & take it into your nearest Aveda store for a free sample of their new Hand Relief hand cream.

Thanks, Saving Addiction!

25% Off at Macy's

Macy's is having a Friends & Family sale & if you print out this coupon, you can get 25% off. Or use code: MACSFF at checkout if you prefer to shop online. The sale ends on May 3rd.

Thanks, Living Rich with Coupons!

Free Parenting: School Years Magazine

Hurry...these deals always go fast! Click here to get a free subscription to Parenting: School Years. I get far too many free magazines, but I'm not complaining!

Don't Forget: New Old Navy Coupons Today

Don’t forget that Old Navy Weekly is gone but you can still get a new coupon a week online. Become a fan of Old Navy on Facebook, & then get a coupon by clicking on “Barker’s Bones” & digging for a coupon. They update them sometime every Thursday, but I just checked & it still hasn’t reset.

I'm not liking this promotion as much as Old Navy Weekly, but I suppose Old Navy likes it more. It seems the coupons aren't as good, in my opinion. What are your thoughts on it?

$.75/1 Mission Product Coupon

Update: Thanks, Jo Ellen for this! In the ad that Albertsons mails, they have Misson Flour tortillas on sale for 79 cents. Use the coupon & get them for 4 cents! TOTAL SCORE!

Print out this coupon for $.75/1 any Mission product. Here are a few places to use it:

Albertsons: Mission 10 ct. Soft Flour Tortillas $1.49 (with card)
-$.75 coupon
= 74 cents

Safeway: Mission Tortilla Chips 22 oz. $1.99 (with card)
- $.75 coupon
= $1.24

Top Food & Drug or Haggen: Mission Soft Taco Tortillas (Original or Whole Wheat, 16-17.5 oz) 2/$3
- $.75 coupon
= 75 cents each

Cinco de Mayo is next week, so I think we will see some more deals in ads in Sunday's paper.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom for the link to the coupon!

Nielsen Looks at Coupons

Another interesting article on coupon usage from Nielsen. Here are a few interesting facts:
  • 83% of units purchased with a manufacturer coupon in 2009 were done so by 22% of households.
  • 38% of "super heavy" coupon users & 41% of "enthusiasts" come from households with incomes greater than $70,000.
  • In 2009, households with incomes greater than $100,000 were the primary drivers of coupon growth.
Click here for the entire article. It's very interesting & paints a picture that we (or at least some of us) already knew: Couponers don't fit into any one stereotype. Everyone is jumping on board!

20% Off at Lord & Taylor

Print out this coupon & save 20% off regular & sale items at Lord & Taylor. Or buy yourself some bling & save 25% off fine jewelry. This coupon is valid through 5/3/10.

3 Free Photo Cards from Shutterfly

Today is the last day to get 3 free cards from Shutterfly. Login to your account & in the box where it says "Enter Special Code Offer" enter code: CARDS4MOM to score your free 3 cards credit. Then create 3 folded 5x7 cards & pay approx. 99 cents for all 3 to be shipped to you.

I love this! I've got Mother's Day cards taken care of for less than if I went to the store, & these are personalized.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Smashbox Freebie 9-2PST Today Only

Every Tuesday & Thursday Smashbox has a deal called “Let’s Do Lunch” where they give you a free gift with any order between 9-2 pm PST. Today’s gift is this Lip Enhancing Gloss (shade: Couture) which retails for $15! Just place an order & after you hit submit & the freebie will show up on your order.

Additionally, you can become a Pretty Points member which has lots of perks (free shipping, points earned for all your purchases, bonus deluxe sample, birthday gift, etc.). If you’re gonna buy something, you may as well get free shipping & other bonus items, right?

Lastly, you get the “Let’s Do Lunch” freebie on any purchase, so make it as cheap as you can (unless you really have a specific item in mind). The Curtain Call section is items that are on sale, so pick one of those.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

30% off Everything at Old Navy

Talk about a nice sale! From 4/30-5/2 everything will be 30% off at Old Navy. The fine print states: "Offer valid from 4/30-5/2/2010 at Old Navy stores only. Not valid online. Discount applies to merchandise only, not value of GiftCards purchase...d, packaging or applicable taxes. No adjustments on previous purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts including Gap Inc. employee discount."

I'm assuming that means we can't use a coupon from Barker's Bones (Facebook), but it can't hurt to try, right? If you CAN use a coupon, that would make the deal even sweeter!

Free Eucerin Sample

Click here to get a sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

1 Year of Sports Illustrated W/Jacket $20

This is a HOT DEAL! Right now you can get a 1 year subscription to Sports Illustrated plus a NFL jacket (you pick the team) for only $20! Click here to order. Father's Day is coming up & this would make a great present!

Thanks, She Saved!

Jamba Juice Daily Deals

Jamba Juice is celebrating their 20th anniversary, & to do so they are offering up some daily deals though May 31st. They are as follows:

Ideal Meal Mondays $3
Buy Two Tuesdays (varies every Tuesday)
Wake Up Wednesday (Steel cut Oatmeal; they do have an organic one) $2
Tasty Thursday ($1 baked good w/drink purchase)
All Fruit Friday (16 oz All Fruit smoothie) $3

All the info is here. Thanks to The Frugal Find!

Custom Photo Card Only 99 Cents

Today is the last day to get a custom card for only 99 cents from Kodak Gallery. Use code: MOM4MOM at checkout to make the 5x7 card free & you just pay 99 cents for shipping. Click here to get started.

I made one for my mother from my daughter & typed exactly what my daughter wanted to say to her grandma. It was pretty funny!

Thanks to Living Rich with Coupons!

BOGO Free Classico Coupon

The hot BOGO Free Classico pasta sauce coupon is back! This will hit the print limit quickly, so if you want it....print it now!

McLendon's Free Pancake Breakfast & Sale

If you're in the NW, head to McLendon's this Saturday (May 1st) for their 84th Anniversary sale & free pancake breakfast! Between 7:30-10 am they will be giving away pancakes, sausage, orange juice & coffee.

I've never been to McLendon's but everyone I know (my hubby included) say it's a pretty amazing store. Click here for more info.

Smashbox Freebie 9-2 PST Only

Every Tuesday & Thursday Smashbox has a deal called “Let’s Do Lunch” where they give you a free gift with any order between 9-2 pm PST. Today’s gift is this Eye Shadow (shade: Take II) which retails for $15! Just place an order & after you hit submit & the freebie will show up on your order.

Additionally, you can become a Pretty Points member which has lots of perks (free shipping, points earned for all your purchases, bonus deluxe sample, birthday gift, etc.). If you’re gonna buy something, you may as well get free shipping & other bonus items, right?

Lastly, you get the “Let’s Do Lunch” freebie on any purchase, so make it as cheap as you can (unless you really have a specific item in mind). The Curtain Call section is items that are on sale, so pick one of those.

L'Occitane Freebie

Become a fan of L'Occitane on Facebook (or Like it, or whatever Facebook is calling it this week) by May 3rd & you're automatically entered to win a new L'Occitane product (full size!). Ten winners will be chosen, so hurry up & Like them!

Win a TastyBaby Gift Bag

I've blogged about TastyBaby/TastyBrand several times, & that's because I love the company so much! Here's a great giveaway to enter.

To celebrate the upcoming film Babies, TastyBaby is giving away 10 gift bags worth $80 each. Each bag will contain the following:

  • Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened Reusable & Washable Snack Bag
  • Tasty Eco Tote
  • Coupon for FREE box of Tastybaby Organic Frozen Baby Food
  • Bag of Tastybaby Organic Infant Cereal
  • Box of Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks
  • 8.5 oz bottle of Little Twig Organic Baby Wash
  • 4 oz bottle of Little Twig Organic Baby Milk
  • Ju-Ju-Be BeQuick Drip Drop Bag
  • Copy of Bump It Up: Transform your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement by Amy Tara Koch

For more info, or to see the products in the gift back, click here. Good luck!

Eco Friendly Lunch bags

Today only at EcoBabyBuys you can get an eco friendly lunch bag for only $14.95 (40% off). They are coated with a water based acrylic which can be wiped off, or washed & dried on low if needed. The coated fabrics meet the CPSIA requirements & Oeko-Tex 100 Standard (many Hanna Andersson products meet this standard as it has been long used in Europe).

I think the Ladybug one is adorable! Any would make a cute (& safe!) way for your little one to take lunch to school.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Giveaway Winner

I forgot to post the winner of the Organic Feminine Hygiene Giveaway. Sorry for spacing out! Congratulations to Michelle!

$1 Lil' Drums by Drumstick Coupon

Print out this coupon for $1 off Lil' Drums by Drumstick. Watch for a sale & you should be able to get a box of these cheap!

Thanks, Pink Coupon Cafe!

Free Hallmark Cards at Walgreens

Here's a deal on cards that can't be beat! Buy 8 Hallmark cards at Walgreens & get a $5 RR (or buy 4 & get a $2 RR). The kids 49 cent cards are working on this deal. So, pay $3.92 + tax but get back $5 in RR. You're gonna make money (just a little!) & walk away with 8 Hallmark cards.

I'm totally going to do this & stock up. With a 5 year old, we are always going to parties & need cards!

Thanks, Southern Savers.

Lands End: 20% off & Free S/H Today Only

Use code: APRIL26FB & PIN: 9482 to score 20% off & free shipping from Lands End. I think this is for regular priced items only, but you could try it on sale items & see. Can't hurt to try, right?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Organic Cotton Product Samples

Another great organic cotton freebie! Click here to request a sample from Maxim Organic Personal Care & Feminine Hygiene products. You can pick your sample, too! Choose from:

  • Tampons
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Pantyliners
  • Cotton balls, rounds, & swabs
  • Tampon & Sanitary pad combo

Thanks to Organic Deals & Coupons for this freebie!

$40.44 Worth of Products Earned Me $8.33


I love, love, love Rite Aid! I went today & scored big time. If I had paid full price for the products pictured it would have cost $40.44 including tax. After coupons & my Gift of Savings gift certificate (yes, I still had it!) I paid $1.67 OOP & will submit for a $10 SCR. That means I got all of this for free & made a profit of $8.33! Score! I won't use the o.b. tampons, but at only 99 cents I bought a box to donate.

If you had a successful shopping trip, leave a comment so we can all cheer you on.


Ella's Kitchen Review & Giveaway

Earth Week may be over, but I have one more organic giveaway for you! Ella's Kitchen offered to send me a sample & some freebies for a reader giveaway, & I jumped at the opportunity.

If you are unfamiliar with Ella's Kitchen, they are a company that started in the UK that is now selling organic baby food & fruit smoothies here in the US. The fruit smoothies probably aren't what you think of when you think of a smoothie, but rather, a pouch filled with smashed fruit. All of their products are made from 100% organic fruit & vegetables; nothing else. And I mean nothing else.

They sent a fruit smoothie for my daughter to try & it was aptly named "The Red One." They offer two flavors of smooths, the other being "The Yellow One." I have been giving my daughter smoothie/squeezer/fruit pouches for several years & am addicted to them because of the fact that they are a healthy option & so easy to take with you (she gets one in her lunch almost every day). I wasn't sure how my daughter would react to The Red One since it was a new brand, but after her first swallow she said "Mmmm....good!" When prompted as to what made it good, she replied "The berries & banana." Since it's all fruit, she could actually recognize the flavors, unlike some other snacks that are marketed to kids (I mean, really....when did blue raspberry become a flavor?!).
Ella's Kitchen sent three Stage 1 baby food pouches for one lucky reader to win! You get 1 pouch of Carrots, Apples, & Parsnips, 1 pouch of Broccoli, Pears, & Peas, & 1 pouch of Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Apples, & Blueberries. Nice! Remember, these are all 100% organic, too. Where were these when my daughter was a baby? I made all of her baby food at home, but would have loved to have some of these to throw into a diaper bag for meals on the go. Talk about convenient!


To enter this giveaway, leave a message here (with a way to contact you). If you'd like a second entry, become a Facebook fan of BMIM, come back & leave another comment saying you did so. For a third entry, become a Google follower (public please!), come back, & leave an additional comment. For a fourth entry, blog about this giveaway or post about it on Facebook & come back, leave another comment & a link to your posting.

That's it. This giveaway will end 4/30/10 at 9 pm PST. The winner will be determined by Random.org. Good luck!

Click here to see a list of stores where you can purchase products from Ella's Kitchen. I didn't see Target listed, but I think certain Targets are carrying them now as well (don't quote me on that, though!). I am confident I will be making a trip this week to get more of The Red Ones for my daughter!

As always, you can read my disclosure statement here.

New SCR Month at Rite Aid

Today starts the May offerings for SCR (Single Check Rebate) at Rite Aid. What’s SCR, you ask? If you’re not familiar with it, Single Check Rebates is a promotion that Rite Aid runs every month (however the dates do not match the calendar month so be careful to check) where you get a specified rebate for items that are included with the promo. Most items are limited to one rebate per household unless otherwise noted. You can purchase one or all of the items featured during the SCR month, but you can only request ONE check per promo period. So, if you request a check & then purchase other items that are included, you’re out of luck. It’s essential you wait until you’re confident that you will not be buying anything else in the promo period before requesting your check. I recommend doing it at the very end of the period, or even a day or two after, to ensure you don’t lose out on any last minute deals. Then Rite Aid sends you a check that you simply cash.

You can score some very cheap, free, or even deals that make you money with SCR. I’ve made money on numerous items, especially if you use a coupon on the purchases. Yes, you get the full rebate value back EVEN if you use a coupon to buy the product! Pretty sweet deal, in my opinion.

Click here to see the offerings for this month. Some are valid for one week only (check the dates) & some are valid all month long.

Organic Feminine Hygiene Giveaway

Hey, don't forget to enter the giveaway for the box of organic cotton tampons & pantyliners. It ends tonight at 9 PST. Good luck!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Arbor Crest Gift Basket Giveaway

This is a giveaway I want to win! My friend Julie, over at SpokaneHomeGirl is giving away a gift basket featuring Arbor Crest wine. A giveaway with wine? Does it get any better?! Check out her blog & enter to win. Oh yeah...you must be 21 or over to win. HA!

Organic Score....I Saved 1/3

People are always asking me if it's really possible to save money while buying organic. I tell them it's possible, but certainly not as easy as saving money on non organic products. But it can be done.

Today I went to Fred Meyer & did pretty darn good! Here is what I purchased:

2 boxes Seventh Generation tissues
1 bottle Seventh Generation dish washing liquid
1 bottle Seventh Generation fabric softener
1 dozen organic brown eggs
Organic Valley string cheese
Organic Valley shredded Parmesan cheese
Kashi Oatmeal/Dark Chocolate Chunk cookies
Santa Cruz Organic Applesauce
2 bottles Santa Cruz Organic White Grape juice
2 half gallons Organic Valley milk
1 lb. organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Reese peanut butter cups (hey, a girl has to live!)

Total OOP: $30.79
Total Coupon Savings: $12.75

Pretty good, especially considering I didn't have a list & was just wandering the store, matching up sale items with my coupon binder. Hopefully this shows that yes, you can save money buying organic products!

Rite Aid Money Makers & Freebies

Update: I can't find the Ban coupon in my inserts from last week, so it might have been a regional coupon. Even if you don't have them, you can still do the Ban deal, & only spend $.48 after SCR for 4 deodorants. Not too bad!

Rite Aid has some great bargains this week & even a few money makers. Here are my favorites (deals start 4/25 & prices are the online price):

Ban Deodorant BOGO 50% Off
Buy 4 Ban (Powder Fresh 2.6 oz) x $3.49 = $10.48
- $1/1 (SS 4/18) x4 = -4
= Pay $6.48
Submit for SCR & Get $10 back
= $3.52 Profit

Aveeno Sun, Face, Body & Bath Care $2 off w/in ad coupon

Scenario #1
Buy Aveeno Moisturizing Bar $3.29
- $2 w/in ad coupon
- $1/1 Aveeno MQ or $1/1 SS 4/25
= Pay $.29
Do this deal 3 times, pay a total of $.87, then submit for $5 SCR
= $4.13 Profit

Scenario #2
Buy Aveeno Lip Conditioner $3.69
- $2 w/in ad coupon
- $1/1 Aveeno MQ or $1/1 SS 4/25
= Pay $.69
Do this deal 3 times, pay a total of $2.07, then submit for $5 SCR
= $2.93 Profit

Stayfree Pads
$1.99
- $2/1 MQ RP 3/28 or $1/1 SS 4/25
= Free (or $.99)

O.B. Tampons
$1.99
- $1/1 SS 4/25
= $.99

SpeedStick or Lady SpeedStick
$2.99
- $2 w/in ad coupon
- $.75/1 SpeedStick MQ
= $.24

Band Aids
$1.99
- $.50 w/ in ad coupon
- $.50 RP 4/25
= $.99 cents

Thanks to Saving Addiction for a few of these scenarios.

Fred Meyer Money Maker on Cereal

So there's a pretty sweet deal going on right now where you can get 4 boxes of Wheaties Fuel & make a 75 cent profit. Here's the situation:

Buy 4 boxes of Wheaties Fuel $2 each = $8
- $1/1 Wheaties Fuel coupon (become a fan on Facebook & print out 2 per computer) x4 = -$4
OR - $.75/1 printable here x4 (will need multiple computers to do this)
- $.75 eCoupon from Shortcuts
= Pay $3.25
Get a $4 Catalina to use on your next visit to Fred Meyer
= 75 cent profit after coupons & Catalina!

And here's the best part...you have a few weeks to do this. The sale price on the cereal is good through 5/22, however the Catalina promotion ends on 5/16. Still, that allows you plenty of time to do this deal!

If you're not interested in this cereal for yourself, consider getting four boxes & donating them to your local food bank. They could use the donation & you'd still be making a 75 cent profit. Win/win for everyone!

Thanks to Frugal Chic Living for this money maker. (And glad to see you're blogging again, Crystal!)

Sunday Coupon Preview

It looks like there will be 2 inserts in tomorrow’s paper (1 in the Seattle Times since they don’t put the RedPlum insert in). Head over to Sunday Coupon Preview to see what we’ll be getting. Remember, these may vary by region, but this gives you a good idea how many papers you’d like to buy to build up your coupon stash.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Free Kids Craft at Michael's 4/24

The free activities for kids tomorrow just keep coming! Michael's will have a workshop tomorrow from 10-1 where kids can make a magnet from Puffy Clay for Mother's Day. So cute! Get all the info here.

Free Kids Workshop at Lowe's 4/24

Register here for tomorrow’s workshop at Lowe’s. Kids can make a birdhouse to welcome spring.

$25 Gift Card for $2 at Restaurant.com

It’s baaaaack! Get gift cards to your favorite restaurants (or try a new one!) 80% off at Restaurant.com. If you aren’t familiar with Restaurant.com, it’s a site that sells gift cards to specific restaurants & they frequently run insanely good promos to get you to buy a card.

Through April 30th, enter code: MEAL at checkout to receive 80% off the already reduced prices. For instance, a $25 gift card normally sells for $10, but with the discount, you’d pay just $2!

Now, there are some guidelines to follow. Make sure you read the fine print for each restaurant, because they all have different minimum purchase amounts, some exclude alcohol, etc. But, even if you have to spend a minimum of $35 on food, you’re only paying $10 over the $25 gift card you purchased for $2, so you’d be spending a total of $12 OOP (out of pocket).

Click here to order stock up on gift cards. This really makes dining out quite affordable!

$10 off $10 Purchase at Aeropostale

Print out this coupon & use it through April 25th at Aeropostale to save $10 off any purchase of $10 or more. That means if you found something for $10, you'd just have to pay the tax. Pretty sweet!

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom.

Free Kids Craft Tomorrow

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (April 24th) between 11-3pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is a Spring Picket Fence decoration. Very cute!

Free Kids Craft Tomorrow

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (April 24th) between 11-3pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is a Spring Picket Fence decoration. Very cute!

Mega Swagbucks Day

Don't forget....Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? What are you waiting for? Click here to start earning free stuff!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Eat at Ikea for $1

This weekend (the 24th & 25th) Ikea will have their Swedish Meatball plate for just $1. Yep, get 10 Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes with cream sauce, & lingonberries for just a buck.

I love spending hours browsing at Ikea & lunch for a buck sounds like a great way to rest my feet for a bit. Somewhere my husband is groaning right now at just the thought of me dragging him to Ikea. HA!

(Offer not valid at Ikea Hicksville, Ikea Houston, & Ikea Direct.)

Giveaway: Organic Feminine Hygiene

This one's for the ladies. Well, if you're a man, feel free to enter & if you win, give the prize to a lady you care about. But, if you're a man & don't want to hear about "female stuff" stop reading now. Because words like cramps, period, & tampon will be abundant in this posting. Ok, you've been warned!

I've mentioned before the importance of organic cotton feminine hygiene, but only in passing. I decided it's time to explain why I believe that every woman should be using these products. Obviously, I won't convince everyone to switch, but my goal is to educate you & let you decide if switching is best for you.

The first time I saw organic tampons in the store I literally laughed out loud. I imagined hippies who only ate twigs & berries were the only people who would buy them...not "normal" people. Then I started researching cotton & how it is treated & I quickly learned why organic feminine hygiene products are so important to our health.

Let's talk about conventional cotton:


  • $2 billion worth of chemicals are sprayed on the global cotton crop annually.
  • Almost half of those chemicals are toxic enough to be classified as "hazardous" by the World Health Organization.
  • Cotton is responsible for the release of 16% of global insecticides; more than any other crop.
  • Cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land, yet it accounts for 24% of the world's insecticide market & 11% of the global sales of pesticides.
  • Aldicarb, the second best selling pesticide for cotton production, can kill a human with one drop absorbed through the skin, yet it is used in 25 countries, including the US, where 16 states have reported it in their groundwater.
  • Processing cotton uses many chemicals including silicone waxes, ammonia, formaldehyde & chlorine dioxide.

Did you read that? Formaldehyde? Chlorine dioxide? I'm ok with chlorine in a pool where I swim for an hour or two, but I'm not ok with sticking chlorine into my body basically 24/7 for 4 or 5 days each month. I realize I'm not a doctor, but I cannot believe that is healthy!

If those statistics weren't enough to convince you, here's something that might. I read that many women who switched to organic feminine hygiene products reported a decrease in PMS symptoms. Now that was something that certainly caught my eye! I'm happy to report, that this was true for me. By the second month, I found that my cramping was less during my period. By month 4 or 5 I would say my symptoms were at least half of what they were when I was using conventional tampons. Of course, I have no data to back this up, & maybe it's my mind playing tricks on me, but I'm telling you....my periods don't bother me nearly as much anymore.

There you have it. So many of us are careful what we feed our families, what cleaning products we use, the diapers we use, but rarely do we stop & think about what we are putting into our bodies on a monthly basis. If you aren't convinced yet, ask yourself this: Would I be comfortable with my daughter using conventional tampons knowing what chemicals are used? If the answer is no (which I'm guessing most parents would say), then mothers....you deserve the same thing for yourself.

Now for the giveaway. Because I know the best way to convince you is to have you try them, I'm giving away 1 box of Seventh Generation Organic Cotton tampons (non applicator) & 1 box of Natracare Organic Cotton pantyliners. Why applicator free tampons? Well, because I prefer them & they are better for the environment (less waste).

To enter this giveaway, leave a message here (with a way to contact you). If you'd like a second entry, become a Facebook fan of BMIM, come back & leave another comment saying you did so. For a third entry, become a Google follower (public please!), come back, & leave an additional comment. For a fourth entry, blog about this giveaway or post about it on Facebook & come back, leave another comment & a link to your posting.

That's it. This giveaway will end 4/25/10 at 9 pm PST. The winner will be determined by Random.org. Good luck!


Sources: http://www.ejfoundation.org/page324.html

http://www.ota.com/organic/environment/cotton_environment.html

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_6347.cfm

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/lets-talk-period

25% off Seventh Generation Today Only

Today only, you can save up to 25% off select Seventh Generation products on Amazon. Use the Subscribe & Save option to save 15% off & get free shipping. Then at checkout use code: 7GEDAYIO for an additional 10% off.

I simply adore Seventh Generation. I have been thrilled with all the products I've tried, & I am confident you will be happy with anything you try. This sale will get you screamin' deals on diapers (just as cheap as conventional ones, but chlorine free!), feminine hygiene products (again, chlorine free!), laundry detergent, etc. Really....this is a deal to take advantage of & stock up.

I was going to post this last night, but wanted to wait until today, since it's officially Earth Day. I didn't realize the extra 10% off was only good through today. Sorry for not posting it yesterday, which would have given you guys some extra time to browse the items. My bad!

Free Origins Cleanser

Don't forget to take your empty or nearly empty bottle of facial cleanser (any brand) to Origins today. You'll get a free, full sized bottle for Earth Day after trading in your old one. I love Origins products, so this makes me happy, happy, happy!

25% off Earth Friendly at Amazon

Save up to 25% off on select Earth Friendly Products at Amazon. Use code: EARTH2IO at checkout for 10% off & then use the Subscribe & Save option to save an additional 15% off with free shipping. Cancel your subscribe & save membership after your products ship & you're under no obligation to get any more shipments.

I've never used Earth Friendly before, so if you have, leave a comment & let us know what you think about their products.

Earth Day Sale at Alice

Alice is having a big Earth Day sale. They have tons of stuff, some even with online coupons available. And if you need a filler item to get to your 6 items total (or only 3 items if this is your first order with Alice) add the organic jelly beans to your shopping cart for only 69 cents! And remember, shipping is always free.

"Spiced" Giveaway Winner

The winner of the copy of "Spiced: A Pastry Chef's True Stories of Trials by Fire, After Hours Exploits, & What Really Goes on in the Kitchen" is Angie, from Short On Cents. Congratulations, Angie! (As always, the winner was chosen at random by Random.org.)

Old Navy Coupons

Don’t forget that Old Navy Weekly is gone but you can still get a new coupon a week online. Become a fan of Old Navy on Facebook, & then get a coupon by clicking on “Barker’s Bones” & digging for a coupon. They update them sometime every Thursday, but I just checked & it still hasn’t reset. If you score one of the coveted $50 off $100 coupon, come back & leave a message!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Free Bodywash at Walgreens Next Week

Starting Sunday, April 25th, Walgreens will have Tone Body Wash (18 0z) on sale for $3.99. Print out this $1/1 coupon &, pay $2.99 OOP, but get back $3 in RR, making this item free after coupon & RR. Don't forget to hit your back button & print out 2 coupons.

I'm not a big fan of body wash, so I'll likely be getting some & donating it to the food bank. Food banks are in desperate need of personal care items, since food stamps don't cover any non food items.

Thanks, Coupon Geek!

30% Off at Ann Taylor

Click here to get your coupon for 30% off at Ann Taylor.

Thanks, Sixty Second Shopper!

Box o' Samples from USPS

This is pretty cool! The Post Office is trying out a new program where they are looking for people to receive a box full of samples & give feedback on the products. Items included will be Splenda, Reese's Dark Peanut Butter cups, McCormick Grill Mates, Dove chocolate, & more. Score!

Click here to fill out their survey & see if you qualify. If the link isn't working (it did earlier, but for some reason isn't now) cut & paste http://mysampleshowcase.com into your browswer & try that. Thanks again, Jen!

$3 off President Brie Cheese

Print out this coupon for $3 off President Brie cheese. That's a great coupon. But, if you're lucky enough to have a Fred Meyer close to you, it gets even better.

President Brie is on sale through Saturday at Freddie's for $3.99. Use the coupon & only pay 99 cents! That is an unheard of price for brie. I make a mean apple/cranberry baked brie, so you know I'm gonna go buy some.

Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for the info & coupon link.

Free Disney Hat Tomorrow

Another freebie I blogged about previously is worth a repost. Tomorrow, April 22nd, take 6 empty plastic bottles or aluminum cans to your local Disney store & receive an eco friendly baseball cap free (while supplies last).

What a great way to encourage your kids to reduce, reuse, & recycle! All the details are here.

Pottery Barn Kids Earth Day Event 4/22

Way back in March I blogged about the Pottery Barn Kids Earth Day event. I figured I should repost the info so that you could take advantage of this & go!

Pottery Barn Kids will have a free Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2010. There will be earth friendly giveaway, story time, & activities throughout the day.

Click here for more info or to search for a location near you.

Today Only: $10 off $50 at Avenue

Today only get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more at Avenue. Use code: AV101063 at checkout or print out this coupon to use in store.

Papa Murphy's Customer Appreication Days

Through April 26th, it's Customer Appreciation Days at Papa Murphy's. Get any family size pizza for $10. Make the most of it by getting one of those ginormous stuffed pizzas for only ten bucks!

Biodegradable Trash Bag Sample

I love this freebie! Click here to get a sample of a fully biodegradable trash bag & a $2 off coupon. They claim to be as strong as conventional trash bags. I may just have to put that theory to the test!


Thanks, Unemployment Survival.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BOGO Free Kettle Chips Coupon

Become a fan (or whatever Facebook is calling it these days) of Be Snack Ready on Facebook & print out a coupon for BOGO Free Lay's Kettle Chips. BBQ season is just around the corner!

Thanks, Hip2Save.

$20 off Any Order from The Company Store

Update: I just read on another blog that if you find an item that states it has free shipping & is under $20, you will get the item completely free. Score!

I love The Company Store, so I was super excited to find this deal! Use code: SLUMBER & get $20 off any order (no minimum). I scored 2 t shirts & 2 pairs of shorts for my daughter & only paid $9.91 ($5.95 of which was shipping). If your order is less than $20, get it free & only pay the $5.95 in shipping!

They have lots of stuff to choose from, too. Clothing, home decor, bedding, etc. Let me know what kind of deals you find.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Aveeno Hair Care Samples

Click here to get some hair care samples from Aveeno.

Thanks, Sixty Second Shopper.

CouponChief.com

I always want to share with you new ways to save money, so when I found out about a new coupon website, I was thrilled! You guys must check this out.

Couponchief.com is an awesome site & I think you're gonna get addicted to checking it for deals. Basically it's a huge database of coupon codes & you can search for just about anything. There are a ridiculous amount of stores listed, so you will likely find what you're looking for. Have a home improvement project scheduled for the near future? Search for "Home Depot coupons" & see what you can find.

But, here's where I think Couponchief.com gets even more interesting. They have a program called Pays-2-Share that is pretty sweet. If you know of an online code & don't see it listed, you can upload the info to Couponchief.com & anyone who clicks on it & makes a purchase using the code you uploaded will earn you a 2% commission on what they buy! For instance, let's say you get a code from LL Bean & you upload it. Every time someone searches for "LL Bean coupons" & uses the code you uploaded, you earn 2% of their total purchase amount. Nice! Note that not every store participates in the Pays-2-Share program, but regardless....it's still a great program.

Now that I've got you all excited about Pays-2-Share, you need to know the program has been put on hold for a while. Normally that would frustrate me, but it doesn't & here's why: They started another program called Coupons-4-Causes where charities can receive a % back from participating retailers. Again, not every retailer participates, but it's a fantastic option for a charity to earn some much needed cash! I can sacrifice Pays-2-Share for a while for charitable organizations to earn money & I'm sure most of you would agree.

I can't say enough good things about Couponchief.com. Really, you must check it out. If you are going to buy something online, it should be your first stop!



CouponChief.com invited me to peruse their vast supply of coupons in April. As always, if you want more information on my disclosure policy, click here.

Smashbox Freebie 9-2 PST

Every Tuesday & Thursday Smashbox has a deal called “Let’s Do Lunch” where they give you a free gift with any order between 9-2 pm PST. Today’s gift is this Medium Lip Enhancing lip gloss (shade: Hype) which retails for $15! Just place an order & after you hit submit & the freebie will show up on your order.

Additionally, you can become a Pretty Points member which has lots of perks (free shipping, points earned for all your purchases, bonus deluxe sample, birthday gift, etc.). If you’re gonna buy something, you may as well get free shipping & other bonus items, right?

Lastly, you get the “Let’s Do Lunch” freebie on any purchase, so make it as cheap as you can (unless you really have a specific item in mind). The Curtain Call section is items that are on sale, so pick one of those.

Free Subscription to Real Simple Magazine

Click here to get a 1 year subscription to Real Simple magazine free. If you're not employed outside the home, select homemaker as your occupation. If it asks for more info, I always put General Management & CEO down...because I'm the one running this house!

Hurry...these offers always go quickly!

BMIM Poll

I want to make BMIM as beneficial to my readers as possible. So, please take a moment & vote in the poll in the left sidebar about what you'd like to see more of on BMIM. Feel free to leave a comment here as well if you want to elaborate. Thanks in advance!

Hot Printable Coupons

There are a few really good coupons to print at Coupons.com. These will likely hit their print limits early, so if you want them, print them now. Here are a few that I liked:

  • Buy 1 jar of Classico white sauce, get 1 jar of Classico red sauce free.
  • 50 cents off any Newman's Own product (Freddie's has the lemonade on sale for $2)
  • $1 off any Organyc feminine hygiene product (also, check out their website!)
  • $3 off any 1 pack of Huggies
  • 25% off paints & stains at Sherwin Williams (add to your Honey Do list!)

Organic Infant Sleeping Gown

Today only at EcoBabyBuys you can get an infant organic cotton sleeping gown for $17.99. I know that doesn't sound like a great bargain, but for organic cotton...it is. And they are super cute!

New Cellfire eCoupons

Cellfire also loaded up new eCoupons. Check them out, load ‘em up, & save money at the cash register….no clipping needed!

I'm loving the Cascadian Farms eCoupons for Safeway! We love their products & to find eCoupons for them is rare. Also, don't forget, you can now load onto your Fred Meyer card & not have to worry about using Kroger as the store name.

Check out Organyc Products

Organyc is a new line of organic feminine hygiene products. Check out their website for a very interesting link for us deal seekers! I just realized that the fine print says I can't tell you what it is, so...hence, the subterfuge.

Thanks to Hip2Save for the info.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Week Coupon Giveaway

This giveaway isn't fancy, but it is in the spirit of Earth Week. As you may or may not know, organic or green coupons are hard to come by. So, I'm giving away some of my organic stash.

The winner will receive 30 coupons for organic or green products. That's it. Nothing fancy. Just an envelope stuffed with coupons. They are for products such as Kashi, Coleman Natural, Tom's of Maine, Green & Black's (organic chocolate that is sooooo yummy), Earthbound Farms, Egglands Best Organic eggs, & more.

To enter this giveaway, leave a message here (with a way to contact you). If you'd like a second entry, become a Facebook fan of BMIM, come back & leave another comment saying you did so. For a third entry, become a Google follower (public please!), come back, & leave an additional comment. For a fourth entry, blog about this giveaway or post about it on Facebook & come back, leave another comment & a link to your posting.

The winner will be determined at random by Random.org. The contest will end Wednesday, April 21st at 9pm PST & the winner will be notified on Thursday, Earth Day.

Up to 40% off on Green Items

For Earth Week, Drugstore.com is offering up to 40% off products in their Green & Natural store. This sale is valid through 4/23/10.

I may do some serious damage, so hopefully my husband won't read this.

Free Rayovac Batteries

Become a friend of Rayovac on Facebook & get a coupon (hit the back button to print it twice) for $1 off. These batteries are often in the dollar stop at Target, which means free batteries!

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom.

Bath & Bodyworks Coupon

Here's another coupon for you from Bath & Bodyworks. It's for $10 any purchase of $30 or more & is valid through May 9th. Use code: VANILLAS to redeem this discount online if you prefer (free shipping if your order is over $60).

Thanks Mojo Savings!

$20 Worth of Plants Free

Update: I called & had them adjust my order since I really didn't need the delphinium. So, I got 2 hydrangea shrubs with shipping for only $7.93!!

This is a great deal I just took advantage of! Spring Hill Nursery is offering a $20 off any purchase of $20 or more code for online orders. I just ordered 2 hydrangea shrubs & some delphinium for $13.92 total! Shipping starts at $7.95 & goes up depending on your order total. Use code: 414217 at checkout.

Thanks, Collin!

Defenders Of Dreamtime $9.99 Shipped

This is too cute not to post! Today only at Kids.Woot, you can get a Night Guardian Defenders of Dreamtime toy for $4.99 + $5 shipping. I know, you're wondering what it is. They are stuffed animals that wear little superhero outfits & have a crystal that lights up & are geared at building the confidence of little ones who might be scared at night. Additionally, you get 2 extra crystals you can place in the dark corners of your kid's bedroom & when they squeeze the paw of the animal, the crystals light up remotely. A booklet called Night Guardians: Defenders of Dreamtime is also included.

I think this would be a great gift for a child who is scared of the dark. And at just shy of ten bucks shipped, it's quite affordable, too! But remember, Woot is always a one day only deal; if you miss it, it'll be gone tomorrow.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Free Cellnique Sample

Click here to get a sample of Cellnique serum. It says it helps reduce blackheads & whiteheads within 10 days.

Thanks to Free Sample Freak!

Free Origins Cleanser 4/22

Wow....this is a fantastic freebie! Straight off of Origins' Facebook page: "We’ll trade you for FREE. One day only – 4/22. Bring your current skincare to any Origins counter and we’ll trade it for a full-size of one of our gentle, high-performance cleansers. Choose either: Checks and Balances™ Frothy face wash Or a Perfect World™ Antioxidant cleanser with White Tea. Value up to $20!"

Baja Fresh Coupons

Print out these Baja Fresh coupons. I haven't been there in years....now I'm craving their nachos! The coupons are:

  • $5 off any $15 purchase
  • Buy 1 Primo Taco combo & get the 2nd for $2.99
  • $2 off any entree purchase of $8 or more

These are valid through 5/2/10. Thanks, Mama Cheaps!

Giveaway: Copy of "Spiced"

I am a foodie. I love food. In fact, for part of my freshman year of college my major was Hotel & Restaurant Management. I quickly changed that when I realized that loving to cook & loving food were one thing, but loving the idea of standing in a blazing hot kitchen for 12 hours a day was another thing. So when I was asked to read & review a book written by a pastry chef, I jumped at the chance.

"Spiced: A Pastry Chef's True Stories of Trials by Fire, After-Hours Exploits, & What Really Goes on in the Kitchen" is Dalia Jurgensen's memoir detailing how she left her day job to pursue her dream of becoming a chef. She ended up working in some of the most prestigious restaurants in NYC including Nobu, Layla, & Veritas & even worked in the test kitchen for Martha Stewart's television show.

While I was excited to read the book, at the same time I was also a bit worried that it might be well....somewhat boring. I couldn't have been more wrong. It is funny, inspiring, & eye opening. I had no idea about the drama that goes down in the kitchen of a restaurant! It was very easy to read, & I found myself not wanting to put it down. Always the sign of a good book, in my opinion.

I was graciously given two copies of "Spiced" by the publisher; one for me to read & one for me to giveaway. I think anyone who loves food, cooking, or is addicted to the Food Network will enjoy this book. Really, even if you're not a foodie, I think you'd enjoy it. I love the idea of how this woman did what so many of us are afraid to: She decided to follow her dreams, no matter what the outcome was. Pretty gutsy, if you ask me.

To enter this giveaway, leave a message here (with a way to contact you). If you'd like a second entry, become a Facebook fan of BMIM, come back & leave another comment saying you did so. For a third entry, become a Google follower (public please!), come back, & leave an additional comment. For a fourth entry, blog about this giveaway or post about it on Facebook & come back, leave another comment & a link to your posting.

That's it! The winner will be determined at random by Random.org. The contest will end Wednesday, April 21st at 9pm PST. Enter now for a great book to read on your spring or summer vacation. Good luck!


(As always, if you have questions, you can read my disclosure policy here or click on the button in the left sidebar.)

Home Depot Sale on Organic Gardening

Home Depot has some nice deals this week in honor of Earth Week. We're starting our first organic garden this year, & I need some more things, so we'll be headed over there. Check out these deals:

  • BOGO Free on all vegetable, herb, & flower seed packets (organic included).
  • 1 cu. ft. organic compost $3.47
  • 1.5 cu. ft Miracle-Gro Organic Choice garden soil $4.97
  • 64 oz. Ecosmart Non Toxic Home Pest Control $8.99
  • 1 Gallon Ecosense Lawn Weed Killer $10
  • 32 oz. Martha Stewart Clean Glass & Mirror cleaner or All Purpose Cleaner & 24 oz. Bathroom Cleaner, $3.98 each

Kate Quinn Organic T Shirt $12 Shipped

Kate Quinn makes the cutest organic clothing for kids & today only you can get a baseball t shirt for only $12 shipped. Check out EcoBabyBuys & use code: SUNDAYFREESHIP at checkout. I'm so bummed the tank tops for girls sold out already!

Shortcuts eCoupons

Shortcuts released some new eCoupons. Load them up on your card & save money when you swipe your card at the store. Super easy! A few I like are:

  • Save 55 cents off any flavor 32 oz. Yoplait yogurt.
  • Save $2 WYB2 Ben & Jerry's pints.
  • Save 75 cents on any size Hunt's ketchup.
  • Save $2 WYB2 Starbucks ice cream pints

Gymbucks & Crazy Cash

Today is your last day to redeem Gymbucks at Gymboree or Crazy Cash at Crazy 8. If you have them, don't let them expire! I'm not loving the stuff at Gymboree right now, but I did use mine on Friday. Go...use them now if you have them!

20% off at JCPenney Sun & Mon

Today & tomorrow (April 18th & 19th) save 20% online at JCPenney. Use code: 4DSCOUNT at checkout.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

LastMinuteTravel.com

If you're trying to plan a vacation, you're likely checking out websites like Priceline & Hotwire. Here's another to add to your list: LastMinuteTravel.com. There's a special reason I'm so excited about this site: You can use Bing to see your hotel before you pay to reserve it!

Do a search & it will provide you with a list of hotels. Click on each hotel & scroll to the bottom of the details. You'll notice there is a Bing map with an approximate area that the hotel is located in. Now click on "Birds Eye View" & voila! There's an aerial shot of your hotel.

Now, some of the shots are of more than 1 hotel, so you will need to do a little snooping around online to figure out which one it is. But this gives you the upper hand when it comes to reserving a room at a rock bottom price. My guess is that LastMinuteTravel will figure this out & remove Bing from their hotel descriptions, but for the time being....it's a huge benefit if you're planning a trip!

Photo Deals from SeeHere

SeeHere.com is Fuji's online photo store & they have some deals you may want to take advantage of. Note that all of these deals also come with free shipping!

Mother's Day & Father's Day are coming up, so these deals could make for some sweet gifts.

  • 40% off photo mugs; use code: mug-18
  • 25% off tumbled stone coasters; use code: gifts-30
  • 25% off photo serving trays; use code: kitchen-1
  • 25% off photo woven blankets; use code: gifts-30

Sunday Coupon Preview

It looks like there will be 2 inserts in tomorrow’s paper (1 in the Seattle Times since they don’t put the RedPlum insert in). Head over to Sunday Coupon Preview to see what we’ll be getting. Remember, these may vary by region, but this gives you a good idea how many papers you’d like to buy to build up your coupon stash.

Tomorrow is my first Sunday getting 5 of the Herald delivered, so I'll be a coupon clipping maniac!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Free Kids Craft at Lakeshore Learning

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (April 17th) between 11-3pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is an Earth Day bag. Kids can decorate a bag they can use to collect trash & keep the earth clean. Love it!

Free Kids Workshop at Lowe's

Register here for tomorrow's workshop at Lowe's. Kids can make a See it Grow planter for free to celebrate Earth Day!

Free Pure & Natural Soap

There is a $2/1 MQ for Pure & Natural soap here. Print it out 2 times & get free soap.

Target reportedly has bars of Pure & Natural soap on clearance for $1.68, so free after coupon. (Remember, Target prices & clearance items vary greatly by region, but it's worth checking out!)

Rite Aid also has the Pure & Natural bars of soap on sale BOGO Free ($4.50). Use 2 $2/1 coupons & get them for 25 cents per pack.

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom for these finds.

Philips iPod Docking Cradle $8.99

Today only, score a smokin' hot deal at Sellout.Woot. Get this Philips Docking Cradle for your iPod for only $3.99 + $5 shipping! And these are new units, not some refurbished one! If you want one, get it now.....I'm sure they will sell out quickly!

Mega Swagbucks Day

Don't forget....Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? What are you waiting for? Click here to start earning free stuff!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

$10 off $25 Purchase at Macy's

Macy's is having a sale this weekend (um....when aren't they having a sale?!) & to entice you, they have a nice coupon to use. Print this coupon out & use it before 1 pm on either the 16th or 17th & take $10 off your purchase of $25 or more. I need some new Hotel Collection towels, so I may just have to head to the mall tomorrow.

Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for this!

Imagine Children's Museum in Everett

NW readers.....tomorrow night is Free Friday Night Live at the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett. The third Friday of every month you can get in free between 5:30-9 pm. Click here for the details.

Even though I was there this week with my daughter's class, we may take her grandparents tomorrow night!

Free FryDay 4/16

Head into your local Jack in the Box tomorrow & get a free small fries. No purchase is necessary, but hey, buy a drink or something just to be nice. Details are here.

NW Readers: 60 Minute Hot Stone Massage

Today only get a voucher for a 60 minute Hot Stone & Acupressure Massage at Lao Shan Massage for only $25! Lao Shan has three locations: Bellevue, Kelso, & Vancouver. You must purchase your voucher today, but have until 10/15/10 to redeem it.

Make it an even better deal by clicking here to get $5 in "DealBucks" that you can redeem on this deal. You'd get an hour long hot stone massage for only $20!

Today Only: Diamond Ring $79,999.99

Here's a hot buy for you! Today only, Costco has this platinum & diamond ring marked down $5000 to only $79,999.99! It's appraised at $126,735! Talk about a bargain! They only have one in stock, so if you want it, act now.

(Yes this is a real offer, & no, I'm not being serious. Unless you're married to someone like Bill Gates. Then by all means, buy it!)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tax Day Dining Out Freebies

Remember, there are tons of deals on dining out tomorrow, April 15th. I blogged about several freebies previously, but I have a few more for you. I'll list them all here so you can schedule your plan of attack. It will be a glorious day of gluttony, if you don't mind driving around!

Free coffee at Starbucks: Bring in your own mug & Starbucks will fill it up with free coffee. (Thanks, Unemployment Survival.)

Subway: Get a free cookie at Subway. Go on...make Jared freak out a bit!

Taco Del Mar: Click here to print out a coupon for a free taco. Because taxes suck….tacos don’t!

Boston Market: Buy 1 plate, get 1 free 4/15-4/18. You can't combine this with other coupons, reduced price offers, or the $5/$5.99/$2.99 meals. (Thanks, Hip2Save.)

Cinnabon: Participating mall based Cinnabon stores will be giving away 2 mini cupcakes to each person from 6-8 pm. “Because Tax Day bites.”

PF Chang's: So, this one isn't free, but get 15% off tomorrow. No coupon necessary, but you do need to sign up for their Warrior Club. Do so here or in store. Mmmm....lettuce wraps. (Thanks, Fistful of Coupons!)

Mr. Jim's Pizza: Become a fan on Facebook & get a coupon for a free small 1 topping pizza! (Thanks, One Momma Saving Money.)

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants: Again, not free, but still a great deal. Tax Relief dinner & drink specials for $10.40 & everyone gets a $10.40 Tax Relief certificate good for your next visit. Also....Tax Preparer Appreciation Day is 4/16. Present your business card proving you're a tax preparer & get a free dessert with any entree & a $10.40 Tax Relief certificate good on your next visit. Details here. (Thanks again, Hip2Save.)

El Pollo Loco: Get a free Taco el Carbon (or any item from the Loco value menu) with any size drink with this coupon. Valid 4/15-418. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom.)

Maggie Moo's: Get a free slice of their new Ice Cream Pizza between 3-7pm. Yum!

Muir Glen Coupon

I love, love, love Muir Glen products, so I was excited to see this new $1/1 Muir Glen coupon. I buy their organic products, but you can use it on any item they sell. Remember: After it starts printing, hit the back button twice to get a second coupon to print out!

Thanks to Organic Deals & Coupons for the link!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Albertsons Doublers

Don't forget that the 3 doublers we got in Sunday's paper expire today. If you haven't used them yet, head to your local Albertsons to score some deals!

15% off at The Children's Place

I love it when The Children's Place has stuff on sale. They price it ridiculously low & I always pair it with a 15% off coupon. Click here to print out a 15% off coupon good through 4/30/10.

They have a Spring Sale going on as we speak. PJ's are $5.99, shorts are $10, & even bathing suits are $10! Shipping is a flat $5 for any order, however the 15% off coupon is only good in store.

Free Shipping from Philosophy

Philosophy is offering up free shipping on any order through 4/15/10. Also if you become a fan of Philosophy on Facebook, you will get an email with a promo code good for a .5 oz of Amazing Grace perfume with a $15 order. I love this perfume! So, place an order for $15, get free shipping, & the Amazing Grace perfume as well!

I love free shipping codes, because it means I don't have to schlep out to the mall!

Smashbox Freeibe 9-2PST Today Only

Every Tuesday & Thursday Smashbox has a deal called “Let’s Do Lunch” where they give you a free gift with any order between 9-2 pm PST. Today’s gift is this Single Eye Shadow (shade: Pronto, which looks like an incredibly neutral shade so it should work for everyone) which retails for $15! Just place an order & after you hit submit & the freebie will show up on your order.

Additionally, you can become a Pretty Points member which has lots of perks (free shipping, points earned for all your purchases, bonus deluxe sample, birthday gift, etc.). If you’re gonna buy something, you may as well get free shipping & other bonus items, right?

Lastly, you get the “Let’s Do Lunch” freebie on any purchase, so make it as cheap as you can (unless you really have a specific item in mind). The Curtain Call section is items that are on sale, so pick one of those.

15% off JCPenney 11-4 CDT Today Only

Today between 11-4 CDT JCPenney is having an online only sale. Get 15% off everything (regular, sale, & clearance items). Use code: JUST4YOU at checkout.

Of course, whey they say everything, there are a few exclusions. Here is the info: "Discount does not apply to: Value Right, "2 or more"/Combo prices, Cosmetics & Fragrances, Cookware, Electronics, Floor Care, Furniture & Mattresses, Kitchen Electrics, Personal Care, Sephora, Toys, Watches, Levi's, Gift Card/e-gift cards, Services & Service Contracts, prior purchases, orders being processed, or in combination with any other discount. Offer Only valid 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT Tuesday, April 13, 2010."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Get a Free Condom

Go ahead....insert your best joke here. Target is carrying a new brand of condoms, ONE Condoms, & to celebrate they are giving them away (which is a pretty G rated way to celebrate, considering the product). Become a fan of ONE Condoms on Facebook & the first 25,000 will get a condom in the mail. Hopefully you won't need it before it arrives!

Yes, I realize becoming a fan will mean everyone & their brother will see that you became a fan of One Condoms. If you get any grief over it, simply point out the fact that hey, you have a reason to need it, & maybe they're just hating because they don't. That should shut anyone up.

Thanks to Good Deal Mama for this titillating freebie (I couldn't resist!).

DQ Blizzards B1G1 25 Cents

Next week (4/19 - 4/25) Dairy Queen will be offering up a sweet deal (bad pun, I know). Print out this coupon & buy 1 Blizzard & get your 2nd for only 25 cents at participating locations. They're offering up this deal because DQ's Blizzard treats are turning 25.

Yikes! I remember when they were first introduced & the awe they inspired. "Dude, did you see that...you can turn them upside down & nothing falls out." Now I'm feeling really old.

Anyway, thanks to Clippin' with Carie for the coupon. My daughter had her first Blizzard this past weekend, so I'm sure my hubby will take her in for a treat next week (assuming I can get him to use a coupon again).

Today Only: Outdoor Movie Screen $129.99

While I realize this doesn't seem like a bargain, trust me when I tell you, it is. If you've ever priced outdoor movie screens, you'll know I'm telling the truth. Today only, get this Airblown Inflatable Movie Screen with Storage Bag from Target for only $129.99 shipped. It's a massive 126" x 83"! Drive in? Who needs a stinkin' drive in when you can watch a movie under the stars in your own backyard.

Is this a bit of a luxury? Yes, of course. But imagine being the coolest parents on the block & how much fun your kids would have with this. Sometimes a splurge is worth it, & keeping your kids happy all summer long is definitely worth it, if you ask me!

BOGO Free Jamba Juice

Print this BOGO Free Jamba Juice coupon out, grab a friend, & score 1 free drink (make your friend pay for his/hers...ha!) The coupon is valid through 4/25/10.

Thanks, Mama Cheaps & my awesome reader Annie for letting me know about the coupon!

Free Miracle Worker from Philosophy

I love Philosophy products, so I'm super excited about this freebie. Head over to Philosophy's page on Facebook today & click on the link to request a sample of Miracle Worker Anti Aging Moisturizer. You don't even have to become a fan to get this freebie!

Thanks to Unemployment Survival for the heads up on this.

$20 Olay Rebate

Click here to print out a new Olay rebate. Purchase $50 in Olay products & get $20 back. Purchases must be made by 9/9/10, but the rebate must be postmarked by 5/21/10.

Remember, the $50 is before coupons, so pair coupons with a great sale on Olay products (or the $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon here; use zip code 43666) & you could get some very inexpensive products after the rebate!

Amazon Sale on K Cups

I know I've discussed my rather unnatural love for my Keurig coffee maker before. I adore that thing & wonder how I ever lived without it. Finding the best price on K Cups can be a challenge & I'm constantly searching for good deals on them.

Amazon has another great sale on them through April 30th where you can save up to 25% off Gloria Jean's, Diedrich, & Coffee People K Cups. Use code: KCUP5499 at checkout for 10% off your order & if you use Subscribe & Save, you get an additional 15% off plus free shipping. You are under no obligation to receive your next shipment; just wait until your order has shipped, then log in to your account, select "Manage Subscribe & Save Items" & cancel your subscribe & save selection. It's very easy to do.

Depending on which K Cup you select, you can get them as low as 31 cents per cup. There are many flavors to choose from, including several decaf options, tea, & organic options.

Everett Herald Deal

For my Snohomish County readers, this is a deal you cannot pass up! If you're thinking to yourself "Sure, I see these great deals on here, but I don't have the coupons needed for them" then this is a deal you can't pass up!

My friend Amber, over at Coupon Connections NW, secured a fantastic bargain on delivery of The Everett Herald, & I just signed myself & my parents up for it today. For only $50 you will get a 6 month subscription to the Herald with daily delivery & wait for it....5 Sunday papers delivered to your door! This is a great way to build up your coupon stash. And it's quite affordable, when you consider what you'd pay every week to get 1 Sunday paper.

Now, there are a few details on this deal. You can't change the amount of papers you receive during the promo (for example, no daily & 10 on Sunday or anything), if you choose to cancel early, you do not get a refund, & you must pay the full $50 up front. You can do a temporary start/stop or a vacation hold if you are going out of town, though. And you will get at least a 1 time renewal of this plan at the same price.

To get this smokin' deal, you must contact Diane Giese at the Herald directly. Her number is 425-339-3291. Tell her that Heather from Because More Is More sent you & you want the Coupon Connections NW deal. Diane will take care of everything from there & delivery should start right away.

If you want to start couponing, do not miss this deal. Thanks for setting it up, Amber!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free Kraft Mac & Cheese

Become a fan of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on Facebook & get a coupon sent to you for a free box or cup of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Cheesy Explosion. And while you're on Facebook, become a fan of BMIM as well!

Scotch Brite Sponges Possibly Free

Print out this coupon for $1/1 any Scotch Brite product. I don't recall what the single sponges sell for, but you may find them around $1, which would make them free after the coupon. Print out several since it's a PDF & doesn't expire until 6/30/10.'

Thanks, Hip2Save!
 
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