Saturday, July 31, 2010

Free Bowling August 7th

Apparently 7/31-8/7 is National Bowling Week (who knew?). To celebrate, participating bowling centers are giving away one free game of bowling on August 7th. You can get your coupon here.

Thanks, Thrifty & Thriving!

Sunday Coupon Preview

According to Sunday Coupon Preview we will see 3 inserts in tomorrow’s paper (2 in the Seattle Times). Take a peek & decide if you want to buy multiple papers.

Free Salsa Mix Packet

I've never tried Mrs. Wages salsa mix, but you can head to their website & get a free sample sent to you. Click on the "complete our survey" link near the bottom of the page to get yours.

Thanks, Rockin' Deals.

Free Origins GinZing Sample

Hurry over to Origins' Facebook page & request a sample of their GinZing eye cream. It says it will brighten & de-puff; who doesn't want that? You can even send a sample to a friend on Facebook!

Thanks, Sybil.

Last Chance for $2 Camis

Just a reminder: Today is the last day for the $2 cami sale at Old Navy. Print out the coupon above or say "Cami 4 Me" to a sales associate & get them for just $2!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Possibly Free Kids Glasses at Target

My friend Holly emailed me about a great deal she read on another blog & while this deal isn't going on nationwide, it's still worth sharing with you.

Apparently in select cities, Target is giving away free children's glasses to kids 12 & under. You must have a valid prescription & the deal is limited to one free pair per household. The lenses are even scratch resistant & anti glare polycarbonate. While the glasses are free, for $25 you can purchase a protection plan which covers the glasses for 15 months (such a good idea for kids!).

I called the Target in Northgate & was told that the promotion was last year & only in select cities. However, a blogger in Salt Lake City mentioned getting them free this week, so it can't hurt to call your local Target to check.

If you get a free pair, leave a comment letting us know which city you shopped at. And Holly, thanks for sharing the tip!

Another Free Kids Craft Tomorrow

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (July 31st) between 11-3 pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is called "What's My Mood Door Hanger" & it looks like a fun craft.

Free Kids Craft at Michael's

Tomorrow at all Michael’s stores in the US & Canada, there will be an eco friendly Crayola event between 10 am-2 pm. You can use Crayola's new Black Markers (the color only describes the label) which are made from recycled plastic. All the details are here.

Wii Steering Wheel Just 75 Cents Shipped!

Wow, this is a great deal if you need a Wii Steering wheel remote controller thingy (can you tell I don't have a Wii?). Click here & then use the code: MLCK267039073075NL1 at checkout to get it for a whopping 75 cents shipped! Note that this code will only work on the single controller.

My friend & loyal BMIM reader, Holly found this deal on another blog. Thanks for the tip, Holly!

Great Wolf Lodge Howl O Ween Weekend

I've been dying to share this with you for months, but had to wait until everything was finalized!

I am soooo happy & incredibly honored to announce that I will be participating in the Great Wolf Lodge at Grand Mound Howl-O-Ween NW Bloggers weekend, October 15-17th! And the best part is, you guys get to come too & get a discounted rate!

In addition to the water park & normal activities Great Wolf Lodge offers, there will be crafts, spooky story time, trick-or-treat, and more! I am going to wait to tell my daughter until just before we go (because I don't want to hear "when are we going Mom" every other day), but it will kill me to wait this long!

This will be a fun filled, family, & yes, frugal weekend! If hanging out in the water park isn't your thing, have your kids play there with your spouse (or grandparent, etc) & come attend some of the coupon/thrifty workshops that are going to be hosted by several Northwest Bloggers on Saturday afternoon.

I really hope some of you can come down with me. Because More Is More readers can reserve a Family Suite at the discounted rate of $169 per night (normally $239) for Oct. 15th & /or 16th when you book by 9/14/10 & use the code: 1010FAMBLOG. This is actually quite a steal when you consider how much rooms typically go for at Great Wolf Lodge & admission to the water park is included.
I hope to see you guys there. It's going to be a howlin' good time! (I know, cheezy, but I couldn't resist.)
A very special thank you to Liz at Great Wolf Lodge & Angela at Frugal Living NW for putting this weekend together. Also note that I will be receiving a discounted room rate as well for participating in this event.

33% off at Borders + Free Backpack

If you need to head to Borders, print this coupon out & save 33% on any 1 item. You need to be a Borders Rewards member, but you can sign up here if you haven't already. This coupon is valid 7/30-8/1 & can be used at U.S. Borders, Borders Express, and Waldenbooks stores and at

Additionally, through 8/5 you can get a free backpack with any in store purchase of $40 or more. It's not as good as the free backpack deal from Staples, but if you don't want to mess with a rebate & you need some stuff at Borders, you may as well get the free backpack. If you don't need it, donate it; there are always needy children who could use a new backpack for school.

Lastly, if you sign up for a Borders Rewards membership, you can get a free Seattle's Best Coffee drink after you purchase 5 of them at Borders. Ask a barista for all the info on how to get your freebie.

Mega Swagbucks Day

Don't forget....Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? You should be! I've gotten $25 in Amazon gift cards since the start of July & have plenty more Swagbucks to redeem. Click here to start earning free stuff!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Win $25 from The Children's Place

This is straight from The Children's Place Facebook page: "Visit to enter today's code word SWIMSUIT for a chance at one of two $25 gift cards up for grabs each day this month! (Winners will be notified via email Aug 18th)"

I could use $25 to spend there & I'm guessing many of you could as well!

Exciting New Daily Deal Fetcher

I have been waiting to tell you about this for several months, but I was pinky sworn to secrecy (OK, I may be exaggerating just a smidge). A few months ago I participated in a user group study about finding deals online. Well, the website that was in development has gone live, & now I get to tell you about it!

Daily Deal Fetcher is a new site from the creative minds at Infospace. Essentially they scour the internet for all the daily deals out there from Groupon, Living Social, Tippr, etc & when you sign up, you receive one neat, concise email with the daily deals in your city listed for you. How awesome is that? Currently there are 37 cities you can choose from.

Go on, create an account, & get the deals delivered right to your inbox. You can even search other cities for deals if you plan on going out of town (because really, who wants to pay full price on vacation?!), have family out of state, etc. To get started with Daily Deal Fetcher, click here!

$2.99 Meal at Quiznos

Print out this coupon & score a complete meal (small sub, chips, & fountain drink) at Quiznos. This coupon is valid through 8/5/10. Mmm...toasty! (I couldn't resist.)

Thanks, Money Saving Mom.

Great Buy on Organic Bug Spray

Today's deal at EcoBabyBuys is a fantastic bargain! For just $15.59 (40% 0ff) get 2 bottles of certified organic baby bug spray from Lafe's. No one wants pesky bugs (& bug bites!) but the chemicals in conventional bug spray are so bad for you. Blech. This is a much safer alternative, & this spray received a hazard score of 0 in the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database!

I have tried Lafe's natural deodorant & really like it. All Lafe’s Organic Baby Products are Certified Estrogenic Activity Free & are:
• Free of parabens, propylene glycol, pesticides, SLS
• No artificial preservatives
• No artificial dyes or colors
• Vegan
• Cruelty-free
• Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic

Additionally, their packaging is estrogenic activity free plastic too. No nasty BPA, phthalates or harmful chemicals in these bottles! Most plastic bottles leach estrogens that may be harmful to infants and children. Lafe’s uses only certified baby-safe plastic.

This deal is only good today, so place your order now if you want some. The price might seem a bit steep initially, but consider that it is for 2 bottles & then think about the price of conventional bug spray (those bottles can easily run you $6 each if not more) & you'll likely realize what a bargain this is.

Smashbox Freebie 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 Mini Soft Lights highlighter (shade: Tint) that retails for $16!

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.

Whole Foods Coupons

I have a serious love affair with Whole Foods Market (or Whole Paycheck Market, as I like to call it). Whole Foods is one of my happy places; I can easily spend an entire afternoon there & spend a ton of money while doing so.

However, Whole Foods does offer their own coupon book called The Whole Deal that you can pick up in store. You can also print them out here. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free Better Oats Oatmeal Coupon

Click here to get a coupon sent to you for a free package of Better Oats Oatmeal. They even have several organic flavors! In the NW, Haggen (& likely Top Foods) & Winco carry this brand, & Kroger stores (QFC & Fred Meyer) should be carrying it soon.

Thanks, Eeendeavors!

1 Year of Everyday Food Just $4.47

Today only head over to BestDealMagazines & get a 1 year subscription to Everyday Food with Martha Stewart for just $4.47. The daily deal price is $5.39 but use the code: SERVERMAINT to take 17% off.

I've actually gotten this magazine before & I like it better than the other Martha Stewart magazine. It seems more down to earth, if that makes any sense.

Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter (Pink) $29

Hurry before this sells out! Get this Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter in pink for just $29 (marked down from $65.99). You even get free shipping on this item. If you want it in red, it's $42.58.

This would be a great present under the tree on Christmas morning. And if you're using Swagbucks, you could get this item for free!

Timi & Leslie Bag 88% Off

Timi & Leslie make very upscale diaper bags with very upscale prices. Today only at MamaBargains, you can get a Timi & Leslie bag in either red, espresso brown, or cream for just $42. This bag normally retails for anywhere between $350-$379!

Honestly, I think this bag is attractive enough to just use it as a big purse. It doesn't look diaper bag-ish at all, in my opinion. And in fact, Timi & Leslie do make purses, & since this one doesn't come with a changing pad, my guess is that it is a purse.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Free Eco Friendly Craft eBook

I am sooooo not a crafty person. I am always in awe of people who can take 2 pipe cleaners, an empty yogurt cup, & glitter & create a masterpiece (when all I see is garbage). So if you're crafty, or just want to be crafty, download a free eBook here titled 42 Ways to Recycle.

I did purchase a book about making crafts with recycled materials a year or so ago. But after the Junk Mail Paper Maiche Fiasco, the book hasn't seen much use. Maybe I should download this eBook for some new inspiration!

Thanks, Deals I Have Received!

Get 2 Years of Tennis Magazine Free

Click here to get a free 2 year subscription to Tennis magazine. These freebies disappear quickly, so act now if you want it!

1 Year of Family Fun Magazine Just $3.73

Today only get a 1 year subscription to Family Fun magazine for $3.73! Best Deal Magazines has it for their daily deal at $4.39, however Katarina found a 15% off coupon code. Use code: PXCJ81 at checkout.

Huge Hawaiian Airlines Air Fare Sale

The economy has certainly stopped many from traveling, but if you are looking to book a trip to Hawaii this fall, there are some insanely good prices on airfare out there! Hawaiian Airlines has dropped prices on many of their most popular routes. I saw flights from Seattle to Maui for as low as $308! Maui for just over $ I dreaming?!

Click here to search for tickets. And if you find a great deal, you don't even have to say Mahalo to me!

$2 Cami Sale at Old Navy

Can anyone really have too many camisoles? Starting Thursday the 29th & running through Saturday the 31st, head to your local Old Navy because layering camis will be on sale for just $2 with the coupon above or when you say "Cami 4 Me" to a sales associate.

Stock up for fall layering at this great price!

KFC Coupons

Join the Colonel's Email Club & get coupons for KFC based on your zip code. If you are planning on traveling, use the zip code for your destination & get coupons based on that region.

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 a Lip Enhancing Gloss (shade: Tease) 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.

Tasty Tuesday

While most people think of cranberries during the fall, I love them all year round. This recipe is super easy, yummy, & uses your slow cooker, which is nice on a hot day. I got it from this book & have made it several times.

Cranberry Pork Roast

  • 3-4 lb pork roast
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup finely chopped cranberries (or use 1 can cranberry sauce)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)

Sprinkle roast with salt & pepper. Place in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients & pour over roast. Cover & Cook on low 6-8 hours, or until meat is tender.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bath & Bodyworks: Free Soap

Print out this coupon & get a free antibacterial soap (up to $5 value) with any $10 purchase. You can also use code: FREESOAP online if you prefer. This deal is valid through 8/29/10.

Thanks, Centsable Momma.

BOGO Free Burrito from El Pollo Loco

If you live near an El Pollo Loco location, print out this coupon & get a free Queso Crunch Burrito with the purchase of a Queso Crunch Burrito of equal or lesser value AND any size drink. The coupon can be printed out multiple times, but it's only valid through 8/3/10.

Lands' End Warehouse Clearance Event

If you're anywhere near Dodgeville, WI then head over to the Lands' End Warehouse Clearance Event! July 28th-August 2nd, Lands End will host a massive sale with discounts up to 75%. There will be contests, events, & more. Sounds fun!

The daily hours are:
  • Wednesday July 28: 9am-7pm
  • Thursday July 29: 7am-7pm
  • Friday July 30: 7am-7pm
  • Saturday July 31: 7am-7pm
  • Sunday August 1: 10am-4pm
  • Monday August 2: 9am-4pm

Head over to Lands' End on Facebook & get all the details. I adore their stuff so I'm jealous of all of you who can go to this!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rite Aid Freebies, Deals, & Money Makers

Here are a few of the best deals I saw for Rite Aid this week. Let me know if you find some bargains at your store. Don't forget to use this $5/25 printable coupon (or the $5/20 Video Values printable) to make these deals even better.

Colgate Advanced or Sensitive toothpaste $3, get $3 +UP
-$1/1 MQ (7/11 SS)
= $2 OOP, get $3 +UP
= $1 profit after coupon & +UP

o.b. tampons 2 for $6, get $2 +UP wyb 2
-$1.50/1 MQ (6/27 RP) x 2
= $1 for 2 or just .50 each (after coupons & +UP)

Nivea for Men Body Wash $1.99, get $1 +UP
-$1/1 MQ (7/25 RP)
= Free after coupon & +UP

Listerine Pocket Packs or Reach Toothbrush $3.99, get $1 +UP
= $3.99 OOP, get $2.99 SCR
= Free after SCR & +UP

Act II Movie popcorn, 3 pack $1
- $.40/1 MQ (6/20 SS)
= $.60 (or just 20 cents per bag!)

Nexcare bandages $1.99
- $1/1 printable
= $.99

New Target Printable Coupons

Finally! Target has released some new printable coupons. Stack these with MQs for even more savings.

I like the $10/1 Fisher Price ixl learning system coupon; that item hasn't even been released yet! It looks pretty cool though & I think it may be one of the hot new toys for the holidays. Think of it like a Kindle or iPad for your kids.

Toy Story Toddler Bed $34.99 Shipped

This is just too cute! Today only at Kids.Woot, get a Toy Story toddler bed for just $29.99 + $5 shipping! Note, this deal is only on the toddler bed frame, not the mattress or any bedding. However, that’s still a fantastic bargain…especially since it’s so inexpensive delivered right to your door.

If you have a little one who loves Toy Story, this is a must. Think ahead & buy now for a birthday or the holidays…you won’t find this cheaper, I can almost guarantee it!

Organic Cotton Onesies 60% Off + Free S/H

Today only at EcoBabyBuys, get organic cotton onesies from mini mioche for just $10.80 each (60% off). Use code: sundayfreeship at checkout & snag free shipping as well!

All mini mioche items are made from 100% certified organic cotton & are made in Toronto, Canada. For an organic onesie including shipping, this is a great price!

Office Depot Back to School Deals

The back to school deals are in full swing. I blogged about the best Staples deals a few days ago, & here are some at Office Depot worth checking out!

  • Acrylic rulers, $.05 each (limit 3)
  • Eraser pencil caps, package of 12, $.10 (limit 3)
  • HP office paper, $.95 (after rebate; limit 2)
  • Office brand, wide ruled, wire bound notebooks, pack of 6, $.50 (limit 2)
  • Free 9x6 notebook WYB any 2 Five Star notebooks
  • 7" Friskars student scissors, 2 for $3
  • BOGO Free select Papermate, Sharpie, Expo, & Foray products

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Locals: Up to 75% off at Snapdoodle Toys

If you live anywhere near Kenmore (or don't mind driving there) today & tomorrow Snapdoodle Toys is having a sale up to 75% off. Go stock up now for the holidays or the endless birthday parties that seem to pop up all year long.

Thanks for the tip, Andrea!

Sunday Coupon Preview

According to Sunday Coupon Preview we will see 2 inserts in tomorrow’s paper (1 in the Seattle Times). Take a peek & decide if you want to buy multiple papers.

Hot Printable Coupons ($5/1 Enfamil!!) has some great coupons that you should print out ASAP before they're gone. A few that caught my eye were:

  • $5/1 any size can of Enfagrow formula from Enfamil
  • $2/1 Huggies Baby Wipes (320 ct or larger)
  • $1/2 rolls of Viva paper towels
  • $1/1 any size Peace brand cereal
  • $1/1 Nature Valley granola nut clusters
  • $1.50/2 boxes Kashi TLC bars
  • $1/1 box Wheaties Fuel cereal

Friday, July 23, 2010 $25 Voucher for Just $2!

YAY! has their 80% off promo going on again. Enter code: PLATE at checkout to get a $25 voucher for just $2. This code is valid through 7/31/10.

These are a great deal & never expire, so buy them now at 80% off & use them whenever you want.

Free Kids Workshop at Lowe's

Click here to enroll your kids in Lowe's Build & Grow clinic for tomorrow. The project is a cute UFO made out of wood. And as always, these clinics are free!

Free Kids Craft at Lakeshore Learning

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (July 24th) between 11-3pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is a Summertime Fan made with feathers, construction paper, etc. This looks adorable & hey…it’s free!

Bumkins 45% off Today Only

If you need to purchase some Bumkins diapers, today is your lucky day! At EcoBabyBuys they are only $13.95 (45% off).....but as always, it's for today only so don't delay.

Why are Bumkins so great? Well, for one, they are cloth so there are less chemicals in contact with your baby's skin (& many moms report very little diaper rash symptoms). They are PVC, phthalate, & vinyl free. They are made in the USA. But most importantly, they are better for the environment! It has been estimated that disposable diapers will sit for approximately 500 years in a landfill. So every cloth diaper used is better for your baby's tushie & our planet.

If you need to order some Bumkins, you can do so here.

It's Mega Swagbucks Day

Don't forget....Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? You should be! I've gotten $25 in Amazon gift cards since the start of July & have plenty more Swagbucks to redeem. Click here to start earning free stuff!

Target's Back in Black Sale = Bust

Maybe I'm just tired & cranky, but in my opinion, Target's big Back in Black sale is a total bust. It's just a huge mish mash of stuff they want to get out of their warehouse for new inventory coming in (just as I suspected). The problem is, the prices aren't even that great. You can easily do just as good checking the regular Target clearance section & their Daily Deals.

Now that I am sufficiently annoyed, I'm off to bed.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Better Oats BOGO Free Coupon

Go "like" Better Oats on Facebook & get a BOGO Free coupon from them (hit the back button two times after it starts to print to generate a second coupon). There are several varieties that are organic as well!

Click here to find a store near you that carries Better Oats. In the NW they are at Winco, Haggen (I'm guessing Top Foods as well), & are coming soon to Fred Meyer & QFC.

Old Navy: 25% off for Teachers & Students

Update: I called my local Old Navy & was told that the student discount only applies to high school & college students, but was given a different reason & this one makes sense. Little kids clothing (including uniforms) will be on sale, but adult sizes (which high school & college kids wear) won't be on sale, hence the 25% discount for them. So there you have it!

July 23rd-July 25th, Old Navy is offering up 25% off an entire purchase for teachers & students. From their Facebook page: "We love students and teachers! They’ll receive 25% off their entire purchase, this Friday through Sunday only. Students—show your college or high school ID to receive your discount. Teachers, show your school ID or pay stub to receive yours."

I called Old Navy's customer service & asked how younger kids could get the discount & was told it was only for older kids who were "paying for the purchase on their own." Hhhmmm....I'm not sure what to make of that. I did read on Old Navy's FB page that some people are being told by their local stores to bring in a report card or something to prove a younger child is enrolled in school, so all I can say is, it's worth a shot, but YMMV (your mileage may vary).

Free Backpack at Staples Next Week!

Staples has their ad preview for next week up & there are some great back to school deals you should check out. While I didn't see this in the ad, my guess is you may need to be a Staples Rewards member to get the deals listed; you can do this online or in store.

Here are a few of the best deals I saw:

  • Free backpack (limit 1 per household)! Buy a backpack 7/25-7/31 & get the entire purchase price back in the form of a Staples gift card after the Easy Rebate. (Yes, I realize you're paying it, but you're getting the entire amount back to use on other supplies, so it's like getting it free.)
  • 500 sheet ream of copy paper, 1 cent after Easy Rebate (limit 2 per household). Sun-Wed only.
  • Bic black pens, 8 pack, 1 cent with $5 minimum purchase (limit 2 per household). Sun-Wed only.
  • Zebra retractable Gel Pens, 5 pack, 25 cents after Easy Rebate (limit 1 per household).
  • Staples Hype! pen style highlighters, 6 pack, 25 cents (limit 2 per household).
  • Plastic box w/lid, 0.14 liter, 25 cents (limit 2 per household).
  • Ticonderoga #2 pencils, 12 pack, $1 with in ad coupon (limit 2 per customer).
  • B2G1 Free on all Avery binders.

Target's Back in Black Friday Sale

You may or may not have seen me on KOMO 4 News last night discussing tomorrow's Back in Black sale at Target (& the other Christmas in July sales). You can preview some of the items that will be on sale at Target (online only) staring at midnight PST tonight here.

However, I want to take a few minutes to discuss the trend of Christmas in July sales with you.

  1. Quantities are limited. Target has a history of overselling products & cancelling transactions. It happened to me a year or so ago. I had a confirmation number, my credit card was charged, & then the order was canceled by Target. So be aware that your order may get canceled. You might get lucky, you might not...but just go into it knowing that.
  2. Use your credit card. Don't use your debit card! When Target canceled my order that I just mentioned, my credit card was credited right away. However other people online were complaining that it took 4 or 5 days to get their money back into their checking accounts. Skip the debit cards & use a credit card & save yourself the hassle.
  3. Compare prices elsewhere! As you saw on KOMO, I found several items either identically priced, just a few dollars more, or even cheaper elsewhere...& all are available right now. I like to use Amazon or Shopzilla for quick searches to see if I can find a better price. Don't let the "Christmas in July" hype brainwash you; verify that this is in fact, a good deal before you hit "purchase."
  4. Target has not indicated what the shipping fees will be for the sale items. Those can add up, so add the item you want to your cart & check the shipping. It may or may not be a deal if the shipping is high.
  5. Make sure you don't buy more than you need! I know this sounds obvious, but retailers will do anything to create a sense of urgency & get people to make a purchase. If you do purchase anything during these sales, be careful not to overspend in the upcoming months. There will be sale after sale from now until the holidays & you will always find a great deal. Don't buy "just one more thing" because it's a bargain. When you're done, you're done. Otherwise you might blow your holiday budget on little purchases here & there.
  6. There will always be another sale. If you miss out on something you want tomorrow, don't fret. Retailers are hurting & you can rest assured the deals will continue to roll out as the holidays get closer.

Remember, Target's Back in Black sale starts tonight at midnight PST. If you see something on the preview site that you like, I'd recommend staying up late to order it if you're on the west coast, or set your alarm & get up bright & early if you live in another time zone. Leave a comment if you snag a deal!

Back to School Clothing Sale at Amazon

Amazon has a nice little back to sale clothing promotion going on. Save $10 off a $50 clothing order, or save $25 off a $100 order. Also, you'll get get free Super Saver shipping on your order. Note that you must purchase from Amazon, not one of their affiliated sellers. All of the details can be found here.

$10 in Free Products at The Limited

Head to your local Limited store through July 25th & get $10 in "Fashion Cash" to spend. If you find something for $10, you'll get it free! Be aware that clearance & sale items are excluded.

Thanks for the tip, Coupon Clippin' Daddy!

Free Appetizer from Macaroni Grill

Print out this coupon & get a free appetizer when you order 2 adult entrees at Macaroni Grill. The coupon is valid through 8/21/10, so you have plenty of time to use it.

Thanks, Coupon Gal.

Wanna Win $500? Yeah, Me Too!

Paula Deen & Kraft have paired up & are sponsoring the "Real Women of Philadelphia" recipe contest. Submit your favorite recipe using Philadelphia cream cheese (select the appropriate category) & follow the weekly theme. Each day through November 7th a winner will be picked & awarded $500. A total of $40,000 will be given away. Nice!

While the contest is called the "Real Women of Philadelphia" it is open to both men & men, get your aprons on, too!

All the details & registration can be found here. Good luck!

Welcome KOMO Viewers

I'd like to extend a big "Hello!" to any new readers who have stopped by BMIM because you saw me on KOMO 4 News. Sit down, stay a while, take a look around....see what kind of money you can save by checking back often.

My goal is to help everyone stretch their budgets & get more for their money....because more is more, right?! Let's embrace this economy; let's step up to the plate & become better stewards of our finances. I don't want to just scrape by...I want to thrive. I hope you'll join me & we can do this together!

New York & CO. Sale

If you need some new clothes, check out New York & CO. Right now you can save $25 on a $75 purchase. Use code: 2621 at checkout. If you go on a mini shopping spree, save $60 on an order of $150 when you use code: 2622.

Thanks, Review Retreat.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Free Hot Mom Driving Auto Magnet

This made me giggle, so I had to share. Click here to get a free "Hot Mom Driving" auto magnet courtesy of the Hottest Mom In America tv show. Go on moms....ain't no shame in being hot!

Thanks, Lauren & Giselle.

100 Albums to Download for $5 Each

I know I'm one of the few people left on the planet that doesn't have a mp3 player (although I will be getting that free one from Napster & Facebook soon!). Even my 5 year old has one. But if I did have one, I'd love this deal!

Through the end of July, Amazon is offering up 100 albums that you can purchase & download for just $5 each. Click here to take a look at the selection. Go on....get some new tunes & rock out; we won't make fun of your least to your face. (I'm totally kidding!)

50% off Any Buritto at Baja Fresh 7/22

Go "like" Baja Fresh on Facebook (& "like" BMIM while you're there!) & print out a coupon for 50% off any burrito at Baja Fresh tomorrow (July 22nd). Click on the orange looking photo on their wall, then print out the entire page so that your name appears in the upper right corner under account (you will have to show ID & the print out).

Free 10 Day Supply of Estee Lauder

Tomorrow only (July 22nd) between 5-9 pm, head to your local Estee Lauder counter & get a free 10 day sample of either Advanced Night Repair eye cream or Advanced Night Repair face serum. You don't even need to purchase anything to get this freebie! Find a particiapting store or sign up to get an email reminder here.

Thanks, The Thrifty Couple.

Free Outdoor Movie in Snohomish Tonight

If you want to head out to Snohomish tonight, you can see Avatar at Averill Park (400 2nd St. Snohomish). The movie starts at 8:30, but I'd recommend getting there a bit early to grab a good spot. Make a night of it & have a picnic dinner & watch the movie al fresco.

Thanks for the tip, Janelle!

Staples Coupons & a Money Maker!

Check out all these great printable coupons from Staples.

Plus, check out this money maker on paper that Mercedes came up with.

Buy 2 Staples Photo Plus 4 x 6 paper @ $9.99 each

Buy 1 HammerMill Copy Plus paper (500-sheet ream) @ $5.79

- $5/$25 coupon

= $18.97 OOP, get $23.36 back in easy rebates

= $4.39 profit after coupon & rebates!

20% off Clothing at Fred Meyer

Print out this coupon & use it with your Fred Meyer Rewards card to save an extra 20% off clothing. You can combine this coupon with any sale prices (not clearance, however), bonus coupons, regular coupons, & savings certificates (the Rewards Certificates should be coming in the next week or so) for even more savings!

Note that even though this is a PDF coupon, you can only use it one time per household. Since you must present your Rewards card to use it, that's how they will track it. Take advantage of this deal though, for back to school shopping!

Organic Salon Ultimate Package $55

Puget Sound readers check this deal out: Get an Ultimate Summer Salon Experience Package from Mode Organic Salon for just $55 (up to $135 value)! Included in the package is a designer haircut & style, Simply Organic deep conditioning treatment, frontispiece-smoothing Organic Blue chamomile wax brow shaping, an essential oil scalp massage, & an Eminence Organics moisturizing hand massage.

You have one year to redeem this voucher, but note that the entire package must be redeemed in one visit. As always, Groupon deals are for one day only, so purchase your voucher now.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

$1 Soda & Popcorn at AMC Theatres

I finally realized I was old (or at least not young anymore) when I came to the conclusion that going to the movies is too expensive. However, if you go "Like" AMC Theatres on Facebook (& "like" BMIM while you're at it!) you will get a coupon good for any size fountain drink & popcorn for just $1 on Sunday, July 25th. This deal makes it a little easier to justify the cost of the tickets.

Go on...treat yourself while you can at least save a few bucks doing so!

Thanks, Mojo Savings.

Free Subscription to Working Mother

Click here to get a free 1 year subscription to Working Mother magazine. I started getting this magazine about 6 months ago & didn't sign up for it; it just randomly appeared in my mailbox. Since I'm a stay at home mom, my theory is that it was a not so subtle hint from my spouse (I kid, I least, I think I kid).

Kids Eat Free at Ikea This Weekend

This coming weekend (July 24th & 25th) Ikea is offering up their Kids Eat Free promo again. Pick any 3 kids size items to make a of charge! I love that they let you (or shall I say, your child) pick the items to create a meal that will actually get consumed vs. just played with.

30% off New Arrivals at Old Navy

Wow...Old Navy must really want our business! They are offering 30% off new arrivals when you use code: ONNEW30 at checkout. If your order is $50 or more, you also get free shipping. Go ahead....order online for back to school clothing & save yourself the trip to the mall. You're still getting a great deal!

Freebie at JC Penney Sephora Counters

Print out this coupon & head to a participating Sephora counter at JC Penney. You'll score a free deluxe Smashbox Reflection High Shine lip gloss. The only stores in WA that are participating are the Columbia Tech Center & Vancouver Mall, both in Vancouver.

Thanks, Kansas City Mamas!

Free Meal at Famous Dave's...For a Dave

If your first name is Dave (or David, Davy, etc) get a free meal up to $15 at Famous Dave's BBQ on August 1st to celebrate Dave's Day (August 7th in Utah). If your middle name is David, get half off your entree. Details are here.

$2.99 20 oz. Smoothies at Orange Julius

Go “like” Orange Julius on Facebook & get a coupon for a 20 oz. Lemonade Smoothie (regular lemonade, strawberry lemonade, or raspberry lemonade) for only $2.99. This is a PDF coupon, so you can print out multiple copies, however you can only use one per visit.

Since the coupon is valid through 8/31/10, use it for back to school shopping when you need a little break at the mall!

Rite Aid Money Makers, Freebies, & Deals

Sorry I'm so late getting these posted. Hopefully your Rite Aid isn't sold out! These are just a few ideas to get you started. Don't forget to use this $5/$25 printable & make these deals even sweeter.

Motrin PM $3 off w/in ad coupon (20-80 count), get $2 +UP

Deal Scenario

Buy Motrin PM 20 count $5.99

- $3 w/in ad coupon

- $3/1 MQ (4/18 RP) or $1/1 MQ (7/18 SS)

- $1/1 Video Values printable

= Free (need something else to apply overage to)

= $3 profit after coupons & +UP coupon

Zegrid OTC $10, get $7 +UP

- $3 w/in ad coupon

- $4/1 MQ (6/20 SS) or $3/1 (7/18 SS) or $3/1 printable here

- $3/1 Video Values printable

= Free, get back $7 +UP

= $7 profit after coupons & +UP coupon

Dulcolax $9.99

- $4/1 (5/16 SS)

= $5.99 OOP, get $9.99 back from SCR

= $4 profit after coupon & SCR

CryStat $8.99

Pay $8.99 OOP, get $8.99 SCR

= Free after SCR

Oxi-Clean $3.49

-$1/1 MQ(5/23 SS)

= $2.49 OOP, get $1 +UP

= $1.49 after coupon & +UP coupon

$10 Concert Tickets

If you like seeing concerts, then you need to listen up! is an online retailer affiliated with Ticketmaster, & through Wednesday they are selling tickets to select concerts for just $10! Tuesday & Wednesday will have different concerts on sale, so check back both days to see if anything grabs your attention.

Thanks so much for the tip, Thrifty NW Mom!

50% off Kate Quinn Organics Today Only!

Today's deal at Ecobabybuys is a great one. Select pieces from Kate Quinn Organics are half off, with prices starting at just $11. You also score free shipping today when you use code: katequinnfreeship at checkout.

I bought that kimono dress (& lots of other things) for my daughter when I went to the Kate Quinn sample sale a few months back. You guys get to order it online....much easier! But dang it, that dress is too stinkin' cute.

Tasty Tuesday

My mom came over to watch my daughter last week & they made a yummy cake. It was so easy & you could easily substitute the apples for pears, the walnuts for your favorite nut (or omit them if you wish), that this cake is incredibly versatile & yummy. I'm not going to lie; I ate it for breakfast 2 days in a row!

Cinnamon Apple Snack Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 14 cinnamon graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, & chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat eggs lightly in a medium bowl. Add sugar & mix well. Stir in crumbs, melted butter, nuts, & apples; mix until well blended.

Spread mixture evenly into greased 8x8 baking pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until firm to touch. Cool completely & dust with powdered sugar.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Washingtonians Represent!

Snapfish is going on a virtual roadtrip this summer & Tuesday is Washington state. Post a photo of anywhere in Washington here & get 10 free prints. Come on you NW readers....represent!

14 NIght Celebrity Cruise Just $999

OK, so I realize spending a grand on a cruise might not immediately seem like a bargain, but if you're planning a vacation this fall, consider this one. You could take a 14 night New England/Canadian cruise on the Celebrity Summit for just $999 per person (inside cabin). That's only $71 a night for food, entertainment, transportation, & lodging!

I've cruised on Celebrity before, & I love that line. And I think this would be a spectacular cruise to go on; the fall foliage would be amazing to see! This price is available for the 9/26/10 or 10/10/10 sailings. Contact The Cruise Company for more info.

20% off Rooms at Mandalay Bay!

Go "like" Mandalay Bay on Facebook & get a promo code for 20% off room reservations. This promotion is valid for 72 hours, so you must make your reservations by 7/21/10 to get the special pricing.

Go a room. Mama needs a new pair of shoes, right? If you're like me, it's probably more like "my kid needs a new pair of shoes!"

Thanks, Simplify with Sybil.

Seattle: 50% off at Aveda Salon

Seattlites: Today only at LivingSocial, get a voucher for your choice of an Aveda Signature Facial, Haircut, or Hair-Coloring Package for just $60 (half off) at Caruh Salon.

Click here first to get $5 in Deal Bucks, making this only $55 for you. You have one year to use the voucher, but you must purchase it today.

1 Year of Seventeen Just $3.64 (& others)

Best Deal Magazines is offering up 17% off all magazine subscriptions today. Use code: PLACEORDER at checkout. Today's deal of the day is Seventeen magazine; a 1 year subscription is $4.39, but with the promo code that comes to just $3.64!

There are lots of other subscriptions to choose from. You could get 1 year of Everyday Food with Martha Stewart for just $4.94 after the discount. Click here to check out their subscriptions.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

McDonald's Freebie Coupon

Don't forget to look through the Parade section of your newspaper. Inside is a coupon for a free fruit smoothie or Frappe from McDonald's. Use it when your kids aren't around so you won't be forced to spend more money on tons of Happy Meals!

33% off Photo Gifts at Walgreens

Walgreens is offering 33% off on all photo gifts through July 24th. Use Code: OFF33 at checkout. Certain photo items can be picked up in store, so choose that option if it's available & you won't pay any shipping fees for those items.

This is a great way to get those summer photos off of your computer (or camera!). Click here to get started.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Target's Baby Clearance

Twice a year Target does a massive clearance on their baby items to make room for new colors, models, etc. July is one of the clearance months & my good friend & loyal BMIM reader told me the baby clearance has started.

Janelle saw the Britax Roundabout car seat (print: Stonehenge) on sale for $139.98; this seat normally retails for $199.99! If you're a NW reader, there were 2 of these at this price at the Lake Stevens Target.

Often the items aren't priced correctly, so I always recommend scanning them at the price scanners located around the store. Even items that aren't marked clearance may be discounted & just not marked, so it's worth scanning to see.

Leave a comment if you find a massive deal. Thanks Janelle for the heads up!

Acer Netbook $274.99 Shipped Today Only

One of Target's Daily Deals is an Acer netbook for only $274.99 with free shipping! This is a new netbook, not a refurbished one. If you want it though....get it now, because this one day only deal might sell out quickly.

Sunday Coupon Preview

According to Sunday Coupon Preview we will see 2 inserts in tomorrow’s paper (1 in the Seattle Times). Take a peek & decide if you want to buy multiple papers.

School Uniforms: Add a Logo For a Penny

If your child wears uniforms & their school is a Lands' End Preferred School, there is a great promotion going on that you need to know about. Through Monday, July 19th, you can get a logo added to uniform pieces (including the PE collection) for just one penny! All the details are here.

I have a serious love affair with Lands' End, & am sad my daughter's school isn't one of their Preferred Schools. But if yours is....take advantage of this great offer!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Free Kids Craft Tomorrow

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (July 17th) between 11-3pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is a Sandy Beach Scene (a collage made out of shells, sand, etc). This looks adorable & hey…it’s free!

Night Guardian Plush Toys $6.99 Shipped

A few months ago I blogged about the Night Guardian Defenders of the Dreamtime toys & I bought one for my daughter. They are on sale again today only at Kids.Woot. The difference is....they are cheaper than what I paid for them! You can get either Skye (the pink one) or Thayer for just $1.99 + $5 in shipping.

You're probably wondering what these toys are all about, so let me explain them to you. The concept is they are superheros & their powers are preventing your little one from becoming scared of the dark at night. They have a crystal that lights up on their chest & they say things like "Don't worry your head, the Night Guardians are by your bed" (don't quote me on this saying...I'm going on memory here). In addition to the plush toy, there are 2 additional "crystals" that you can place around your child's room. When they press the paw of the toy, the other crystals light up & stay lit for 5 minutes. You also get a little booklet that you can read at bedtime about the Night Guardians & how they take care of kids at night.

I will tell you this: my daughter loves Skye. Like.....loves this doll. I can often hear her squeezing the paw & then hear Skye saying something. I think it is a great concept for kids who are afraid of the dark. And at only $6.99 shipped, how can you really go wrong?! This would make a fantastic gift as well, & since shipping is just $5 no matter how many you buy, you might want to consider getting a few.

If I have anything negative to say about these toys, it is that they do take a lot of batteries. But with the doll & the additional 2 crystals, that's to be expected.

Remember, this deal is good today only! Click here if you'd like to order a Night Guardian.

Mega Swagbucks Day

Don't forget....Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? You should be! I've gotten $25 in Amazon gift cards in the last 2 weeks & have plenty more Swagbucks to redeem. Click here to start earning free stuff!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Free Subscription to Cruise Travel

I love, love, love cruising! If you do too (or just wish you could go on a cruise), click here to sign up for a free 1 year subscription to Cruise Travel.

Thanks, Mojo Savings.

Free CVS Hand Sanitizer Pen

Request a coupon here for a free hand sanitizer pen. You will need to enter your ExtraCare card number, so make sure you have that handy.

Thanks, Rockin' Deals.

New eCoupons

This is actually a few days late, but both Shortcuts & Cellfire posted new eCoupons to their sites. Load them to your store's loyalty card & you get the discounts automatically when the cashier swipes your card. Talk about easy!

Dora Lil' Quad Ride On $43.99

Amazon had the Dora Lil' Quad ride on marked down to $53.99 (originally $79.99). However, Amazon has a special going on now where if you spend $50 on select Fisher Price Power Wheels you get $10 off. This would bring the total for the Dora Lil' Quad down to just $43.99 with free shipping! Store this in your garage or at Grandma & Grandpa's house for a great Christmas present.

You can click here to see all of the Power Wheels that are included in the $10 off promo here.

Thanks, She Saved!

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 a Quench Moisture Rich lip gloss that normally 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.

Laptop Lunches $19.99 Today Only

YES! The Laptop Lunches deal is back today only at EcoBabyBuys. You can get an entire Laptop Lunches system, including the book filled with lunch recipe ideas, for just $19.99 (normally $33.99).

What is a Laptop Lunches system you ask? They are a bento style lunchbox complete with little compartments for all kinds of food. They were recently featured in both Parents and O Magazine. Bet of all, Laptop Lunches do not contain phthalates, BPA, or lead & are made in the USA! They also come with an insulated sleeve & non toxic, reusable ice pack that keeps food cold for hours.

I bought 2 the last time these were on sale at Ecobabybuys. I love that we won't be wasting money on a gagillion plastic baggies, which is better for my budget & the earth. If you want these for the upcoming school year, order now, because this price is only valid today.

$5 in Free Body Shop Products

UPDATE: You can use this online, too! Use code: BODYBUCKS at checkout & it will take $5 off. You could get this full size bath oil or this full size body butter free & just pay $5.95 in shipping. I don't mind paying the shipping if it saves me a trip to the mall. Think about teacher gifts, work exchange gifts, etc. & snag a deal!

The Body Shop has a $5 off any purchase coupon that is valid through July 18th. Head into your local store & use it to get $5 worth of stuff for free. Their soaps are $4, many accessories are less than $5, some full sized lotions & shampoos are on sale for $5.99 (online), & they have select bath accessories 2 for $4 (online). Don't forget that The Body Shop does have some organic products (although I doubt you'll find any around $5!).

Leave a comment if you get a great deal using this coupon!

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Amazon Diaper Coupon Code Winner

Congrats to AJoyfulSong who won the Amazon diaper coupon code! Order enough to fill up the back of a UPS truck!

Build A Bear Animals $7 Each

Through Friday, July 16th, Build A Bear is having their first Christmas in July sale & select animals are just $7 each. Click here to see the selection.

When you order online, there is a box for "Special Instructions" at checkout; in that box let them know you want your animals sent without any stuffing in them. You can then take the animal to any Build A Bear location & let you child stuff it for free. Last November I ordered an animal from them & asked that it come unstuffed; however it came stuffed. I simply took it to the store & they unstuffed it for me, I wrapped it for my daughter, & she was thrilled to open it & go to the mall & stuff it at a later date.

This is an amazing sale, so stock up now for birthdays or the holidays.

John Frieda Hair Samples

Click here to get 3 John Frieda Root Awakening samples.

Thanks, Stylish Savings.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Sample

I am a product whore; if something says it will brighten, whiten, smooth, refine, reduce, exfoliate, minimize, etc. I will try it. So when I saw this free sample of Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum, I jumped all over it.

Thanks, Gina's Kokopelli!

32 ounce Sodas Just 25 Cents at AM/PM

I haven't had a soda in almost 4 years, but if I did drink it, I'd be headed to AM/PM! Select stores are selling 32 fountain drinks for just 25 cents with this coupon. It's valid through 1/4/11 & is a PDF so feel free to use it again & again.

Thanks, Coupon Pro.

Taste of Home Subscription Just $3.50

If you like Taste of Home magazine, get a 1 year subscription for just $3.50 from Tanga! Click here to purchase & use code: HOME at checkout to get the special price. Note that you can order up to 4 years at this price.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom.

Free Entree from Panda Express Today

Don't forget to print out this coupon & head to your local Panda Express today & get a free Thai Cashew chicken breast (single serving). The best part about this coupon is that it states no purchase is necessary to get the free meal!

Free Ice Cream from Top Foods Today

NW readers: Today only between 2-6 pm, get a free box of Haagen ice cream treats! Choose from orange ice cream bars, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches, or neapolitan ice cream sandwiches. Print out the coupon pictured here or write down the PLU# 6472 & take that in.

Pendaflex Hanging Folder Sample

The hanging folders in my home office look like they have seen better days; those things never seem to last very long. Pendaflex is giving away samples of their SureHook hanging folders here.

Thanks, Rockin' Deals!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

I did it again; I meant to post this earlier but forgot about it. Sorry!

So here's the deal: You know that in my house we eat almost exclusively organic products. And almost everyone knows organic typically costs more. So my ears perked up when my friend, Sue told me she made organic yogurt in her crock pot. Yes, in her crock pot!

She stated it was super easy, tasted awesome, & was affordable. The recipe & info is found on an awesome blog, Crockpot365. In fact, someone left a comment on the blog that compared the price of the homemade organic yogurt & Yobaby organic yogurt (& yay for us Puget Sound readers, she based her price off stores in Seattle!) & the results are eye opening. Yobaby was 27 cents per ounce & the homemade organic yogurt was 2 cents per ounce. Holy cow! Talk about stretching your dollar!

I will admit that I haven't tried this yet, but I am definitely going to do so soon.

1 Year of Salt Water Sportsman Free

If you know a fisherman, click here. You can get a free 1 year subscription to Salt Water Sportsman if you act fast. Free magazine deals always disappear quickly, so hurry!

$1 off Smoothie or Frappe at McD's

If you want to head to McDonald's anytime soon, print out this coupon & get $1 off any fruit smoothie or frappe.

Thanks, Sixty Second Shopper!

Amazon Diaper Coupon Giveaway

I was sitting on my couch watching a movie with my daughter wishing I needed diapers because of the screamin' deal at Amazon. Then it hit me: I don't need my coupon, but I bet one of my readers does!

So, I'm giving my coupon away. This isn't a fancy giveaway, for sure, but if you want to score diapers half off, you'll need a coupon from Parents & I have one for you! Since you'll want to order your diapers soon before they start selling out, this will be a quick giveaway. The winner will be determined using on Wednesday, July 14th at 10 pm PST.

To enter, leave a comment below. If you become a Facebook fan or Google follower (public), leave an additional comment for each letting me know & you'll get an additional entry for each one.

Hopefully one of you will be able to use this coupon & stock up on diapers half off. Good luck!

Money Maker at Office Depot

The back to school deals have started, so you will see me posting more of them in the near future. Here's a great deal that I saw posted over at Saving Addiction.

Deal Scenario

Buy Mr.Sketch Scented Markers 12-Pack $7.99
Buy Swingline Light Touch Reduced Effort Stapler $13.99
Buy Pentel Quicker Clicker Mechanical Pencils 2-PK $7.49
- $10/$25 printable Office Depot coupon
= $19.47

Then submit for these rebates:
$7.99 Mr. Sketch Visa prepaid card
$6.49 Pentel Visa prepaid card
$13.99 Swingline

= $9 in profit after coupons & rebates!

Even if you don't need back to school items (or these items aren't on your list) who wouldn't like to make $9 in profit & get the items free to donate?

Photo Books 25% off at Photoworks

Photoworks by American Greeting is offering 25% off on all photo books. Use code: JULYBOOKS at checkout through July 28th.

New Home Made Simple Coupon Book

Here's a new link to the Home Made Simple coupon book. They usually contain about $30 worth of coupons for Dawn, Swiffer, Magic Eraser, etc.

50% off Diapers at Amazon

This is such a hot deal if you need diapers! Last week I posted about diapers being 30% with Amazon's Subscribe & Save option. Well, the deal gets even sweeter.

Yesterday I received my August issue of Parents magazine. In it was a coupon for 20% off diapers from Amazon. Combine that coupon with the 30% off from Subscribe & Save, & you'll save 50% off diapers! You'll also get free 2 day shipping.

The best part about this deal is that eco friendly, chlorine free diapers such as Seventh Generation, gDiapers, Earth's Best & more are included in this sale.

If you don't have a subscription to Parents, run to your local store & pick up a copy of the August issue to take advantage of this deal (but check to make sure the coupon hasn't been ripped out of the magazine). The coupon is good for one purchase, so stock up....especially at this price!

College Student? Get Amazon Prime Free

If you're enrolled at a college or university & have an .edu email address, you can get one year of Amazon Prime membership free! If you don't know what Amazon Prime is, normally you pay
$79 a year for it & you get free 2 day shipping on any order. Click here for details on how to score this free membership if you're a student.

I had a trial membership & I loved it! I'm just a smidge jealous of all of you who can take advantage of this offer. I won't be jealous of you when it's finals week, though.

Thanks for the tip, Coleen!

Monday, July 12, 2010

1 Year of This Old House for $5

Amazon has a one year subscription to This Old House on sale for just $5. The price is good through July 17th, so don't delay too long in ordering if you want a subscription. This would also make a really thoughtful (& economical) gift!

Fred Meyer Sidewalk Sale

Through Sunday the 18th, Fred Meyer had their Sidewalk Sale going on. Print out this form & enter for numerous prizes including an iPod docking station, Coleman camping gear, $50 Freddie's gift cards, & more. Print out one form for each prize you would like to win.

And if you find some great deals at the sale, leave a comment!

CVS Coupon Policy....Print & Take

As we all know, clerks make a habit of making their own rules up about redeeming coupons. Mamacheaps had a bad experience last week at CVS & wrote to them. She got a reply from them with the couponer's Holy Grail....a written coupon policy!

If you shop at CVS, click here to go to her link & print out the policy. File it in your coupon stash & keep it with you when shopping there. Note that like Rite Aid, they clearly state you can use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale, getting both items free (just paying applicable tax).

Goodnights Sample

If you want to try Goodnights overnight training pants free, click here. Even if you don't need them, get a sample & donate it.

Thanks, Coupon Geek.

Free Eco Friendly Baby Webinar

If you're expecting or have a baby in the house, sign up to participate in Kiwi's free Green Ways to Welcome Your Baby webinar. Mary Oscategui, green expert and founder of the International Association of Baby Planner Professionals will discuss such issues as having a green pregnancy, green baby shower (I helped someone plan on in Oregon last fun!), & more.

Register here for Tuesday, July 13 at 5 pm PST or here for Thursday, July 15 at 11 am PST.
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