Sunday, October 31, 2010

Free Candy No Coupons Required!

This is one of the best deals I've seen in ages! It’s completely free & you don’t even need to clip coupons, TODAY ONLY!

  • Here’s how to get it:
    Put on a costume. Scary, friendly, pretty – it can be handmade or from the store, it doesn’t matter.
  • Get a large bag.
  • Walk over to your neighbor’s house.
  • Ring the doorbell (or knock on the door...whatever floats your boat).
  • When they open the door, say “Trick or Treat” & hold out your bag.
  • They will give you free candy! Can you believe it?
  • Say “thank you & Happy Halloween!”
  • Walk to the next house & keep going until you have all the free candy want.

This deal is so easy I think I’ll have my 5 year old do it. Happy Halloween!

Thanks, Queen Bee Coupons!

Origins: Free Deluxe Sample + Free S/H

Through 9pm PST tonight, score free shipping & a free deluxe sample from Origins with any order placed. You even get to pick your sample:

  • Use code: FRIDAY1 for Checks & Balances Frothy face wash
  • Use code: FRIDAY2 for Nature's Gentle dermabrasion
  • Use code: FRIDAY3 for Age Erasing moisturizer

Look for something inexpensive like this lip protector with SPF8 for $9.50 or this massaging salt rub soap for $13.50. In fact, there are 11 items under $15 in the gift section which would make great teacher gifts, white elephant gift exchange gifts, etc. Then keep the freebie for yourself!

As always, look for items made with organic ingredients!

Albertsons Doubler Ideas

Can you believe we got 4 doublers in today's Albertsons ad? I'm thinking they are trying to cut down on the multiple transactions, but whatever the reason, I'm not complaining.

My friend Karrie over at Happy Money Saver (formerly Fistful of Coupons) did a fantastic job coming up with ways to use your doublers. I'll highlight a few for you, but you must check out her blog for all the details.

Colgate toothpaste or Wave tooth brush $1.99
- $1/1 MQ (10/10 SS0
- doubler
= Free

Mentos gum $1.29
- $1/1 MQ (10/3 SS)
- doubler
= Free

Darigold Singles milk $1
- $1/2 MQ (9/12 SS)
- doubler
= 2 Free

Gain Dish soap (large size) $2.49
- $1/1 MQ (10/10 PG)
- doubler
= $.49

Pumpkin Seed Recipes

My guess is that if you spent your morning carving pumpkins like we did, you have some seeds to use. Here are a few recipes for pumpkin seeds.


Melt 1/2 stick butter & toss the seeds in it. Sprinkle with salt & bake for about 45 minutes at 300 degrees.

BMIM reader Julie said she tosses the seeds in soy sauce or teriyaki sauce & then bakes. Yvonne told me she mixes cumin with the butter for a bit of a kick. Yum! Another option is to toss the seeds with butter, place them on your baking sheet, & then sprinkle with equal parts cinnamon & sugar.

If you want to get more adventurous, try Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle or Pumpkin Seed Cream Sauce & serve it with pumpkin ravioli. Yum!

Last Day to Print October Coupons

Today is the last day of the month, so if you want any of the online coupons, you'd better print them now. I can't wait to see what coupons will be up for November. My guess is a lot of toy coupons!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wags Freebies, Deals & Money Makers

Walgreens has some great deals this week. Here are a few of my favorites:

Buy 1 Zarbee’s Cough Syrup $5.99
- $3/1 printable (previously available; print limit reached)
- $6 RR
= $3 in profit after coupon & RR

NyQuil or DayQuil (20 oz or 20 count) $5, get $5 RR WYB2
Buy 2 @ $5 = $10
- $1.50/1 MQ (10/10 PG) x 2 = -$3
- $5 RR
= $2 total, or just $1 each

Ricola Cough Drops $.99
- $1/2 MQ (10/17 SS)
- $.50 Wags November coupon book coupon (will deduct $.50 each)
= 2 bags free

Head & Shoulders shampoo $3.49
- $1/2 MQ (10/31 PG)
- $1.50 RR
= $4.48 for 2, or $2.24 each after coupon & RR

CareFree Pantyliners $.99 w/in ad coupon (hand over printable coupon first, then in ad coupon)
- $1/1 printable here
= Free

Free VeggieTales Christmas Album

Right now over at Amazon you can download the Veggie Tales Christmas album The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree free. There are 16 songs on this album & you won't pay a cent!

Thanks, Ten Talents.

$3 in mp3 Downloads from Amazon Free

Head over to Amazon & get $3 in mp3 credits free when you use code: STUDENT3 at checkout. You must use this code by 11/1/10.

Thanks, Coupon Clippin' Daddy.

BOGO Free at Gap Outlet Today Only

Print out this coupon & head to the Gap Outlet today. You'll score 2 items for the price of 1 (free item of equal or lesser value)!

Thanks, Simplify with Sybil.

Free Halloween Craft Today

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning today between 11-3 pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is a spider treat holder for tomorrow night's fun!

Also, here is a coupon good only on Saturdays & only through the end of October. You can save 15% on any 1 non sale item. There are so many great educational toys, games, kits, etc. that you can easily find something to entertain (& teach!) your kids….& still save a little.

Wolfgang Puck Organic Chicken Broth $1

Fred Meyer has a great deal on Wolfgang Puck Organic Chicken broth right now. You will need to get the Extra Savings coupon book which is usually located at the front of the store by the weekly ads or at the customer service desk. You might also find the coupon next to the broth on the shelf.

Here's how to work this deal:

Purchase 4 boxes of Wolfgang Puck Organic chicken broth (it's being reported that the beef broth works as well) at $2 each (with the Freddie's coupon) = $8
- $1/2 MQ from 10/3 SS x 2 = -$2
= $6 OOP
Get back 2 $1 Catalinas good for your next purchase
= $4 total, or $1 each after coupons & Catalinas!

Additionally you should receive a $1.50/2 any Wolfgang Puck Organic broth coupon & a $1.50/3 any Wolfgang Puck Organic soup coupon with your Catalinas.

I love this brand of organic chicken broth & plan on stocking up today!

Thanks, The Coupon Project for the heads up on this deal.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Free Scary Face Pancake Today at IHOP

You've still got time to get this freebie! Kids 12 & under today will get a free scary face pancake at IHOP. This deal is dine in only, obviously. Details are here.

Mega Swagbucks Day

I almost forgot....Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? You should be! Click here to start earning free stuff.

Hot Apple Cider K Cups!

Finally! Green Mountain Coffee just released Hot Apple Cider K Cups for your Keurig. Order yours here before they likely sell out!

$20 off Bowling for 4!

This coupon will hit it's limit fast, so hurry if you want this. Print out this coupon for $20 off bowling for 4 or more people from AMF bowling centers.

Thanks, Coupon Clippin' Daddy!

Last Chance for Dream Dinners Deal

The BMIM deal with Dream Dinners ends on the 31st, so you have just a few more days to sign up for it. Here it is again in a nutshell:

For new or returning guests that have not purchased from Dream Dinners in the last 12 months, they are allowing you to pick 18 servings for $74.95. You can make your meals either 3 or 6 servings, so depending on what you choose, you will get either 3 or 6 dinners for that price. Additionally, you will get one 6 serving dinner for free! So, that brings you to a total of either 4 or 7 dinners (depending on how you divide your 18 servings) for $74.95!

This offer is available at select locations nationwide. I believe all locations, with the exception of 2, are participating, so if you have one near you, your chances are pretty good the deal will work. Click here to watch a quick video about how the Dream Dinners process works & then click on the "Start Now" button to take advantage of this amazing offer.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

$8 off Toy Story 3

Print out this $3/1 Toy Story 3 Blu Ray combo pack coupon. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the best store to use this at & let you know when I find a great deal.

Thanks, The Thrifty Thumb.

Free Seventh Generation Spray Cleaner

Seventh Generation announced a new rebate today. Get a free spray cleaner WYB a Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergent & a Seventh Generation hand wash dish detergent. The rebate form is here. This rebate is valid for products purchased between 10/28/10 & 11/3/10.

This deal gets even sweeter because there are Seventh Generation coupons coming in Sunday's paper! Look for $1 off any Seventh Generation product and $1 off any Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergent (100 oz.).

Free Pumpkin Loaf at Top Foods 10/29

Print out the coupon above & head to your local Top Food & Drug tomorrow between 1-7pm & get a free pumpkin loaf! I am sooooo getting this & will enjoy it Saturday morning with a nice cup of coffee. Thanks, Top Foods!
In my experience, Haggen typically honors these coupons as well. If a Haggen is closer to you & accepts the coupon, leave a message here letting us know.

Last Chance for Kate Quinn Deal

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Kate Quinn Organics deal over at Eversave. Pay $30 for a voucher worth $60 at Kate Quinn Organics. If you're a new Eversave member, you'll get $5 credited to your account, making the voucher just $25!

If you're not familiar with Kate Quinn Organics, they make organic cotton clothing for infants, children, & women...even maternity wear. They also have linens for the home, including towels. How cute is that outfit pictured above? Even better, it's made from organic cotton!

I have been blown away by the quality of every piece of Kate Quinn Organics clothing I've ever purchased for my daughter & the organic cotton is incredibly soft! The Eversave deal is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with this brand.....without spending a ton!

Hanna Andersson Outlet Sale

Don't forget about the Hanna Andersson Outlet Monster Sale! It ends on 10/31/10. You can expect to find 2009 Fall items an extra 50% off, bringing the total savings up to 70%! There are even discounts on current Hanna items, including:

  • All 2010 tights, $10
  • All 2010 baby sleepers, turtles, short johns, & play dress leggings, $15
  • All 2010 long johns & play dresses, $20

You can search for the outlet locations here.

Today's Smashbox Freebie

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 Cream Eyeliner (shade: Putty) that sells for $22! 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, October 27, 2010

$26 in Magazines as Low as $7

For the next few days you can get a great deal over at Eversave. Vouchers for $26 worth of magazine subscriptions are just $12. However, if you've never purchased from Eversave before, you will get a $5 credit just for signing up, which would bring your total down to $7.

The voucher is through Blue Dolphin magazines, & there are tons to choose from. If you have been wanting to try All You magazine, which is often referred to as the "couponer's magazine" because of the high value coupons in every issue, it's $19.99. Add in another subscription such as Esquire or Redbook (both are just $8) & your total would look like this: $27.99 (both subscriptions) - $26 voucher = 1.99 + $7 paid for voucher = $8.99. That's just 43 cents per magazine! You will definitely recoup the $8.99 in savings from the coupons in All You!

Head over to Eversave & take a look at the deal. You have 2 days to purchase the voucher, but Eversave deals occasionally sell out, so don't delay if you want it.

20% off at Sephora

This is just in time & saves me a trip to the mall because I need some stuff from Sephora! Save 20% off your entire order from Sephora through November 3rd when you use code: FF2010 at checkout. You'll also get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Organic Honeycrisp Apples $1.49/lb.

Living in Washington, we know apples. In my opinion, Honeycrisp apples are one of the best (if not the best) tasting apples out there. They usually cost a bit more, but are soooo worth it.

So you can imagine how excited I was to find out that organic Honeycrisp apples will be just $1.49 per pound at all Whole Foods Market locations this Friday, October 29th. That's half off!

Stock up because this is a great bargain. Make homemade applesauce, pie filling, caramel apples....or just enjoy them plain. I'm telling you....try a Honeycrisp'll thank me after!

Tasty, Wednesday

Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday! This week's recipe is beyond easy to make & super cute, as you can see above. The photo isn't the best since I used my cell phone, but you get the general idea. My parents watched my daughter while I was at the doctor yesterday, & they made these adorable Ghost Cookies.
You'll need Nutter Butter cookies, white chocolate chips, & mini chocolate chips. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave or in your double boiler (or just use white frosting). Either dip the cookies into the melted white chocolate or spoon it over the cookies. Place the mini chocolate chips on them for eyes & voila! Little ghost cookies. Super easy & super cute!

6 Method Reed Diffusers for $19.99!

Today only over at Shnoop they are selling 6 packs of Method Reed Diffusers for $19.99. That makes them $3.33 each! Additionally, you get free shipping!
This would be a super economical way to give little gifts this holiday season. Think teacher gifts, hostess gifts, White Elephant gift exchanges, etc. If you keep one or two for yourself, I won't tell!

Dove Ultimate Deodorant Sample

Head over to Costco's website & request a free sample of Dove Ultimate deodorant. You do not need a Costco membership to get this freebie.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free Cookie Dough from Papa Murphy's

Sign up for the eClub from Papa Murphy's & get a coupon for free cookie dough on your birthday. You'll also get coupons for promotions year round. I'm signing up for this right away because we love Papa Murphy's in our house!

Thanks, Sybil.

Southwest Air Fare Sale: Starting at $30

Southwest has a huge air fare sale going on through 10/28/10. Rates start as low as $30 each way! The travel dates are 12/1/10 - 12/15/10 & 1/4/11 - 2/16/11.

If you book a trip, leave a comment letting us know about the deal you found!

Children's Place: Dressy Sale +15% off

Starting today, The Children's Place has their Dressy collection (think holiday clothing!) 25% off. This sale goes through November 8th. It gets even better if you use this coupon & save an extra 15% (valid through November 1st).

The plaid skirt above would be $10.51 & would look adorable for a Santa photo!

Smashbox Freebie 9-2PST Today!

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 Overexposure Lip Stick Pencil (shade: Pix) 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.

50% off 1 Outerwear Item at Old Navy

Old Navy reached their 1 millionth Facebook fan & to celebrate they released a coupon for 50% off any 1 outerwear item. I was going to post the link today to let you print it out....but they took the link down! Sorry, guys....I dropped the ball on this one.

You can still use the online code, though. Enter: OUTER50 at checkout. Shipping is a flat rate of $7 or free if you spend $50 or more when you use code: ONSUPER50. I'm not sure if you can stack both codes, but it's worth a shot. Even if you have to pay for shipping, you will likely save more using the 50% off code, so it will be worth it. Don't forget you can order from Banana Republic, Gap, & Piperlime as well as Old Navy & have one big order, so you might hit the $50 total that way.

I'm going to order a dressy coat for my daughter for Sunday mornings at church. Darn it, I wish I had printed out that coupon yesterday. I wish I had told you guys about it yesterday, too! My bad, everyone.

This deal is good through the 28th, so hurry if you want to take advantage of it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

$60 to Spend at Kate Quinn as Low as $25

Did you hear that? It was the sound of my head exploding, because this is a great deal from Eversave! Tuesday & Wednesday, head over to Eversave & purchase a $60 voucher for Kate Quinn Organics for just $30. If you're a new Eversave customer however, you will get a $5 credit just for signing up, which would bring your total down to $25!

If you've been reading my blog for any time, you know how much I love Kate Quinn Organics; I've blogged about their products before & even gave away an organic onesie. The cotton is 100% organic & Fair Trade certified. Every item I've purchased from Kate Quinn Organics is so soft! In fact, I have the dress pictured above in my daughter's closet right now.
Let's talk about conventional cotton. Here are a few facts about how conventional cotton is farmed:
  • $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.

Those facts are why I believe organic cotton is so important. However, it can be hard to find & usually costs significantly more than conventional cotton. That's why I'm so excited about this Kate Quinn Eversave deal! If you've ever considered purchasing some organic clothing items for your kids, you really need to head over to Eversave & purchase this voucher.

Queen Bee Coupons was kind enough to give me the heads up that this deal was going live so I stayed up a few minutes longer to post the deal for you guys. Thanks so much, Heather!

Food Should Taste Good Freebie

Go "like" Food Should Taste Good on Facebook & click on the "Free Bag" tab. You can request a coupon for a free bag of chips.

My favorite flavor is Olive; seriously, I can eat half a bag in one sitting if I'm not careful! What's your favorite flavor?

Thanks, The Coupon Project!

$1/1 Nexcare Bandages MQ = Free?

Print out this $1/1 Nexcare bandages coupon to score possibly free bandages. Wait for a sale or pair it with a travel size package (there's no size limitation!) & you might get a nice little freebie! Also, it's a PDF coupon & valid until 12/31/10, so print out multiple copies.

Thanks, Simplify with Sybil.

Free PC Protection Software

Costco has a great freebie, good for today only!\. Purchase this System Mechanic Premium software for $31.99 (shipping included) & submit for a rebate good for the entire purchase price! You can print out your rebate here, but you must send in the UPC from the box, so obviously you will need to wait a week or so before submitting it.

Features included in this software are:
  • Tune Up Definitions
  • Desktop Health Status Gadget
  • Incinerator
  • Energy Booster
  • Total Registry Revitalizer
  • Privacy Cleaner

I have no idea what this software really does, but if you do, leave a comment & fill us in!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

HOT! $40 in Body Shop Products for $20

The Groupon deal for Monday is a hot one & those of us on the West coast can buy it now! Click here to get a voucher for $40 worth of Body Shop products for just $20. You can purchase 2 of these vouchers & you have until 2/25/11 to use them. (Note, these are valid in store only.)

The Body Shop has many eco friendly & even some organic items to choose from. Getting them at half off is practically a steal. These are right in time for the holiday season!

Right now these are showing up on East coast cities, but you can purchase one now here.

$5 in Credit from Modnique!

I love all the sample sale & one deal a day sites. I love them even more when they give you a credit for signing up! Modnique is a new sample sale site & when you sign up, you will get $5 credited to your account instantly.

Many of the items are pricey as they are luxury brands, but they are heavily discounted from retail stores. If you want a few ideas of what you can get for free or very inexpensively (you will need to pay for shipping), here are a few deals I found:

Sign up here for Modnique & get your $5 credit. Mine showed up in my account instantly!

Thanks for the tip, Sia!

Great Wolf Lodge Recap

Now that I've caught up on laundry, gone grocery shopping, & we have gotten back to our normal routine, I wanted to share my thoughts about our weekend at Great Wolf Lodge. As you know, last weekend I participated in the Pacific NW Blogger conference at Great Wolf Lodge. I got to meet & spend time with some amazing NW bloggers, including:

If you're considering a trip to Great Wolf Lodge, I wanted to share a few thoughts after our 2 nights there.

The accommodations are great! We stayed in a Family Suite, which was more than enough for us. It had 2 queen beds, mini fridge, microwave, & a sitting area with a pull out couch & table & chairs. The beds weren't too hard (I hate that) & there were several types of pillows (soft & firm) so everyone was happy.

The lodge is amazing. There are animals all over that move & talk to you, there is a massive stone fireplace in the main foyer area, arcades, a spa, Cub Club, numerous dining options, you name it, they likely have it. Of course, the real attraction is the water park.

My daughter's favorite was the wave pool. She absolutely loved jumping in the waves! There are several different water slides, a kiddie pool, hot tub, & more. The lifeguards are nationally certified, & it's amazing to watch how they keep track of what's going on in the water. As you can see by the photo above, my husband certainly had a blast!

Dining isn't an inexpensive option at Great Wolf, but I honestly expected it to cost more than it did. We had dinner on Saturday evening at the Camp Critter restaurant. The food was okay; not great, but not bad, either. I was a little annoyed at how long a wait we had when we went down around 5:15. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I didn't expect to wait approximately 30 minutes. Maybe they needed more servers, or maybe we should have picked another dining option. My daughter did fall in love with the wolf ear headband she received with her kids meal, though!

Here are a few tips if you are going to stay at Great Wolf:

  • Spend some time eating meals in your room. You can order pizza for lunch or dinner & with the mini fridge & microwave you could easily make oatmeal, soup, mac & cheese, etc. Or just have muffins & juice for breakfast. This will cut down on your expenses, but more importantly, it will give you a little down time. The lodge is very stimulating & it was nice to just chill out in our room for breakfast on Sunday.
  • Get there early. Check in is at 4pm, but you can arrive early & get your water park wristbands. We got there around 5:15 & check in took far too long. There were 3 clerks working check in, however 1 left (to go on break, I assume), then 1 went to deal with a customer's question, so that left 1 clerk checking in an insanely long line. I think check in took us about 25 minutes, which seems like too long. Check in early to avoid some of the wait & get in the water park early (there are locker rooms to change into your suits since you can't get into your rooms until 4).
  • Stay late! Check out is at 11am, but again, you can use the water park & the locker rooms to change when you are done. Get the most out of your time there!
  • Consider eating outside the resort. There are numerous options within a 10 minute drive. We ate at Burgerville on Friday night (yum!). There's even a restaurant called Burger Claim just across the parking lot from the lodge that I heard good things about. We got the menu & the prices are very affordable. I wish we had tried it!
  • Go mid week. The room rates tend to be lower & I'm guessing it would be less crowded.

One thing that surprised me is that there is 30,000 square feet of conference rooms at Great Wolf Lodge. I asked if they ever do weddings, & was told they do. Recently at another Great Wolf Lodge, a couple got married at the top of a water slide. Right after they kissed, they hopped on, & started their marriage off with a real splash! (Yes, I realize that was a corny pun, but I couldn't resist!) I think a wedding, in particular a second wedding where there will likely be lots of kids, at Great Wolf would be incredible. Fun for everyone!

We loved it there & my daughter told us she wanted to stay "for 100 years." She's already asked me twice when we can go back. If you are wondering whether or not you will enjoy it, the answer is yes. There is enough to do to keep everyone occupied. I highly recommend you check out Great Wolf Lodge; you won't regret it!

(Note: Great Wolf Lodge provided me with a discounted room rate. However, all opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any way for this post.)

Organic Infant Sleepwear Sale + Free S/H

EcoBabyBuys has a blowout sale on organic cotton infant sleepwear today only. All pieces are made by Under the Nile using organic Egyptian cotton. You can choose from:

  • Layette Sets
  • Velour bunting
  • Pajamas
  • Footie one piece

All items are $12 & use code: sundayfreeship to get free shipping. Several items have sold out already, so hurry if you want these!

European Air Fare as Low as $206!

If getting away for the holidays sounds good to you, check out Lufthansa's air fare sale. Prices to European destinations start at just $206 each way. You must book your trip by 10/26/10, but the travel dates for these deals are 11/7/10-4/30/11.

Wouldn't Christmas in Europe be amazing? With these deals & the discounted hotel rates you're likely to see due to the off season, a European vacation might be more affordable than you think!

Coldwater Creek: 25% off Outlet & Free S/H

Coldwater Creek has a great sale going on in their Outlet. Save 25% on the already reduced prices, plus use code: WHH8944 to get free shipping on all orders through October 31st.

The above wrap pictured above would be just $10.49 shipped to you. It gets 5 stars from 122 reviewers, so I'm pretty sure you'd love it. This would make a great gift for someone, or a great layering piece for yourself.
Go look around & see what kind of deals you can find. I have my eye on some throw pillows!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Butterball Coupons

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday & it's approaching quickly! Here are a few Butterball coupons that you might want to print out now & use with a good sale in the next few weeks.

Thanks, Gina's Kokopelli!

Sunday Coupon Preview

Sunday Coupon Preview has a glimpse of what we’re likely to see in tomorrow’s paper. According to them, we should see 2 inserts (1 in the Seattle Times).

Some coupons are regional, so you might not see every coupon listed, but this is a great resource to determine if you want to buy multiple copies of the paper. Why buy multiple copies? To build your coupon stash! 30% off + Free S/H

You can score a great deal right now at Use code: DEALMAP30 to get 30% off & then stack it with code: secondchance to get free shipping. Order now for next summer!

I found these men's flip flops which would be $7 shipped or these kid's flip flops (smaller sizes come with a back strap) which would be $6.99 shipped.

Thanks, Carie.

5 lbs. Organic Lollipops $10.78!

Holy cow! Remember that great deal on organic lollipops I told you about? It just got better!

Amazon has the 5 lb. bag of YummyEarth organic lollipops for $15.85. Use the Subscribe & Save option to bring the price down to $13.47. Then use the code: SEPYUMMY to get an additional 20% off, which makes the final price $10.78, or just $.03 cents per lollipop. Free shipping is included with Subscribe & Save or sign up for Amazon Mom & get free 2 day shipping as well. You are not obligated to purchase the next Subscribe & Save shipment; simply cancel all additional orders.

This is a great price on these lollipops & my daughter loves them. Consider ordering these & pass them out on Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Free Kids Craft on 10/23

Head over to your local Lakeshore Learning tomorrow (Oct. 23rd) between 11-3 pm for the free kids craft. The project this week is a jack o' lantern windsock.
We went a few weeks ago for a fun family outing, & my daughter loved it. Of course, we bought some stuff at Lakeshore Learning, so it wasn’t exactly free, but maybe you’ll have more willpower.
If you don't have any willpower, here is a coupon good only on Saturdays & only through the end of October. You can save 15% on any 1 non sale item. There are so many great educational toys, games, kits, etc. that you can easily find something to entertain (& teach!) your kids....& still save a little.

Olld Navy's Runway Runaways Sale

Old Navy has a new sale starting tomorrow called the Runway Runaways. Basically, their top sellers for women (the runaways) will be 30% off & 40% off if you use an Old Navy card to pay. Look for the marked items in store & online.

This sale goes from October 23-28. If you're heading to Old Navy for the $5 fleece vests tomorrow, look for the runaway items; you might snag another bargain!

$5 Fleece Vests Tomorrow Only

Don't forget....tomorrow is the big $5 fleece vest sale at Old Navy. Many stores will be opening early, so call your local Old Navy to see when they will be opening. My guess is, these will sell fast, so get there early for the best selection of sizes & colors.
Remember to play nice everyone; it's just a fleece vest. You don't want to end up like those crazy people who get arrested on Black Friday!

Sprouts Organic Baby Food B2G1 Free

Here is a B2G1 Free coupon for Sprouts organic baby food! Hit the back button twice one it starts to print to generate a second coupon. For NW readers, head to Central Market, Fred Meyer, PCC Natural Markets, & Whole Foods to find this brand. I think I've seen it at all of those stores in the past.

Thanks, Rockin' Deals.

Organic Disney T Shirts Starting at $5.99

Disney has a sale on their organic cotton t shirts. Prices start at only $5.99! There are adult & child sizes, too!

I found the cute Minnie Mouse shirt pictured above for only $5.99. Check out the selection here.

TGIMSBD (Mega Swagbucks Day!)

Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? You should be! Click here to start earning free stuff.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

$1/1 Marzetti Caramel Dip

I could eat this stuff by the spoonful, but in order to pretend it's semi-healthy, I do cut up an apple to use with this dip. Print out this $1/1 coupon for Marzetti caramel dip & pretend you're healthy too!

Thanks, Rose Knows Coupons.

1 Year of Maxim Free

Click here to get a 1 year subscription to Maxim free. I don't know anything about this magazine, so if you do, leave a comment & fill me in.

$10 in Living Social Credit Possibly Free

If you've never used Living Social before, click here to sign up & get $5 in "Deal Bucks." Then check out Omaha's deal; you can get $10 in Living Social credits for $5. If you're new, use the Deal Bucks & get $10 in credits free! Then use the credits to purchase a great deal later on.

Thanks, Steals & Deals!

Free S/H from Snapfish (+ BOGO Deal?)

Snapfish just released a free shipping code good through October 24th. Use code: EXTRAFS10 at checkout. I'm not sure if you can stack this code with the 8x11 BOGO free photo book code or not. It's worth a shot, so try & use code: FALLBOGOBK at checkout as well. You might get 2 photo books for the price of 1 & get free shipping as well!

$1.50/1 Wholly Guacamole/Salsa/Queso

Print out this $1.50/1 coupon good on any Wholly guacamole, salsa, or queso product. Wholly does make organic guacamole, however finding it can be a challenge.

We have a tradition in our family that dinner on Halloween is taco soup, so I needed a coupon for guacamole & this coupon expires 11/1/10. What a timely find!

Thanks, Organic Deals & Coupons.

Fred Meyer Halloween Coupons

Print off these coupons & take them to your local Fred Meyer. One is for 15% off Halloween items (candy & clearance excluded) & one is for a 3.5 lb Tootsie Candy mix bag. These coupons are valid through 10/23/10.

$50 Worth of Photo Cards as Low as $15

For the next 2 days over at Eversave you can get a voucher for $50 worth of custom photo cards from Photocard Creations for $20. However, if you are a new customer, you will get a $5 credit for signing up, which would bring your total down to just $15!

These are upscale, beautiful photo cards & a deal like this would make them much more affordable. The holiday cards have a minimum order of 50, but the invitations & announcements appear to have a 25 card minimum order. You can purchase your voucher from Eversave here.

15% off Organic Steaks

Organic Prairie is offering up 15% off their organic steaks through October 31st. They are still somewhat high, but organic steak isn't exactly inexpensive to start with.

I've ordered from Organic Prairie before & the food comes nicely packaged in a cooler with dry ice. I was very pleased with the experience, so don't worry about ordering from them. I'm sure you will be pleased with your order if you take advantage of this deal!

Free 8x10 Collage Print

Walgreens is giving away free 8x10 collage prints (1 per account)! Use code: 8X10TREAT through 10/23 to get this freebie. Select in store pickup & there are no shipping fees!

Additionally, save $10 on any photo order of $20 or more through 10/23 when you use code: ALLPHOTO at checkout. You could score some great deals on calendars, mugs, photo books, etc. using this code.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

$1/1 Barbara's Bakery Coupon

Go "like" Barbara's Bakery on Facebook & click on the coupon tab to print out a $1/1 coupon. Then click the info tab & click on the link to their website to print out another $1/1 coupon. Both the Facebook coupon & the website coupon are Bricks coupons, so hit the back button twice after it starts to print to get another coupon of each. You'll get 4 $1/1 coupons this way!

Barbara's makes many organic products, so use these coupons on the organic varieties if possible. Organic coupons are hard to come by, so choose wisely! Pair these coupons with a sale & you should get some cheap organic items!

Thanks, Coupon Clippin' Daddy.

BOGO Snapfish Photo Book Deal

Snapfish has a great deal on photo books through October 28th. Use code: FALLBOGOBK at checkout to get 1 8x11 linen book free when you buy 1 8x11 linen book. They can be the same book or different, but they must both be 8x11 linen books.

Free Halloween MP3 Album

Download this free Halloween album from Amazon & get ready for any Halloween parties you may have coming up. The album has 16 songs by various artists. I have no idea if it's any good, but's free!

$2/1 Smart Chicken Coupon (Organic!)

Head over to Facebook & "like" Smart Chicken ("like" BMIM while you're there!) & print out a $2/1 chicken coupon. Smart Chicken has numerous organic products, so use this coupon on one of the organic choices. Finding coupons for organic chicken doesn't happen often, so take advantage of this!

Thanks, Organic Deals & Coupons!

It's a Woot Off Day!

What’s a Woot Off, you ask? Normally sells one deal a day & when it sells out, that’s it for the day. With a Woot Off, a deal is posted, but when it sells out, another deal goes up.

The first deal I saw worth posting is this Scooba iRobot floor washing robot for $179.99. I used to have the Roomba iRobot vacuum & loved it, so I'm assuming the Scooba would be just as good. In fact, I kinda want one for my hardwood floors.

Make sure you check Woot & all of it’s sister sites repeatedly today, because you never know when the next deal will go live. Woot on during this Woot Off!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

$3 Money Maker on Zarbee's at Wags

Walgreens will have a sweet deal on Zarbee's Cough syrup next week. Here's how to turn it into a $3 money maker (& get natural cough syrup while doing so!).

Buy 1 Zarbee's Cough Syrup $5.99
- $3/1 printable here
- $6 RR
= $3 in profit after coupon & RR

Thanks, Wild for Wags!

Organic Top/Pant Set Just $11.95 Shipped

This is a great deal! Go Natural Baby has this adorable Portofino top & pants set made out of organic cotton on sale for $11.95, with free shipping! Use code: DD_porto through Sunday to score the deal.

Free 1 Year Subscription to Motor Trend

Click here to get a free 1 year subscription to Motor Trend magazine. These go fast, so hurry!

Seattle Aquarium: Half Off Admission!

How did I miss this email in my inbox earlier today?!?! For the next 3 days over at Mamapedia, you can get admission for 1 adult & 1 child to the Seattle Aquarium for just $14; that's half off! You have until April 22, 2011 to use the voucher & you can purchase 2 vouchers per household.

Mamapedia is another deal a day site similar to Groupon, Living Social, etc. This makes a trip to the Aquarium much more affordable! Get your voucher here.

Also worth nothing, Mamapedia donates 5% of your purchase price to a school of your choice. My daughter's elementary school was on there, & I'm guessing yours is, too. Every little bit helps!

New eCoupons

Both Cellfire & Shortcuts have loaded new eCoupons this week. Go take a look around & load up whatever looks interesting to your store’s loyalty card. Saving money doesn’t get any easier!

$5/1 Bic Mark It Coupon!

Head over to Bic Mark It on Facebook & "like" them. Then click on the coupon tab & print out a $5/1 Bic Mark It markers coupon (24 or 36 count). Watch for a sale & you'll likely get free or very cheap markers!

Thanks, Coupon Clippin' Daddy!

Cruise Portugal & Spain for $123/Night

I wish I had both the time & money to go on this cruise, because it's a fantastic bargain. But sadly, I don't. If you do, though...go because this would be amazing!

Right now you can book a 13 night cruise on the Celebrity Solstice that sails May 1-14 for $1599 (inside cabin) including airfare from either Los Angeles or San Francisco! That's just $123 per night for food, entertainment, lodging, & transportation! You can book an outside cabin for just $100 more or a balcony cabin for $200 more.

This is a repositioning cruise, which is why it's such a steal. You'll depart Fort Lauderdale, spend 6 nights at sea, then visit Lisbon, Seville/Cadiz, Malaga/Granada, & Barcelona. This cruise sound amazing!

Contact The Cruise Company for more details or to book your cruise.

$70 in Eco Friendly Products for $35

Groupon has a great deal today! You can purchase a $70 voucher for Eco Earth Manor Online & it will only cost you $35. That's half off! Standard USPS shipping is also included!

There are tons of options that caught my eye. Stainless steel water bottles with BPA free caps, reusable sandwich wraps (think how many plastic baggies you throw away that end up in landfills!), chic looking compost pails, an organic cotton Moby wrap, & more!

As usual with Groupon, this deal is good for today only (but you have a year to use the voucher). Purchase your voucher here. If you don't see the Eco Earth Manor deal, click "view more cities" & select Boise.

Thanks for the heads up, Abby!

Men's Raymond Weil Watch $399.99

I know $400 for a watch doesn't seem like a deal, but trust is for a Raymond Weil. Today only at Shnoop, you can get a Raymond Weil Sport Chronograph Men's watch for $399.99.

Normally I wouldn't post something like this, but as I said it is a good deal for a Raymond Weil & the holidays are coming up. So if you're in the market for a watch for someone special, it's worth checking out.

6 FuzziBunz Diapers $10.50 Each

If you love FuzziBunz diapers, then this deal is for you! Normally each FuzziBunz Perfect Fit diaper sells for $17.95, but today over at EcoBabyBuys you can get them for $10.50 each! They are sold in packs of 2 for $21 or packs of 6 for $63.

Several colors have already sold out, so if you want this deal, don't delay.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cookie Monster & Mr. Hooper Set 71% Off

Amazon has this K'Nex Kid Sesame Street Cookie Monster and Hooper's Store Building Set on sale for $9.47 (71% off!). It comes with free super saver shipping on orders over $25 or free 2 day shipping if you have Amazon Prime membership. You can get a trial membership when you join Amazon Mom, so sign up before you order & get free 2 day shipping.

This looks like a really cute toy for kids that are in love with Sesame Street & it's definitely a great deal, so take a look at it.

New $5/$25 Rite Aid Coupon

UPDATE: It's come to my attention that this coupon is fraudulent, so I've removed the link. I'm so sorry if any of you ran into problems with this coupon! I don't endorse unethical couponing, so I feel terrible about this.

Thank you to The Coupon Project for doing some sleuthing to determine the validity (or lack thereof) of this coupon.

Here's a new $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon. It's a PDF & is valid through 11/30/10, so feel free to print several copies. Remember, you can use this coupon before any MQ's, so you can really get some great deals at Rite Aid with it.

Thanks, Coupon Geek!

Tag Jr, Reader $10 + Free S/H!!

This is an insane deal & will make a fantastic gift! Target has the LeapFrog Tag Junior Book Pal marked down to just $10....from $29.99. Plus, shipping is free!

Normally the books are around this price, so getting the reader for $10 is unbelievable. I called my local Target & the in store price is $29.99, so definitely order this online.

Even if you don't need this, the price is low enough you may want to consider this for a Toys for Tots donation. Just imagine a child's face if they received this when they didn't think they would get anything at all!

Thanks for the tip, The Thrifty Thumb!

Old Navy Performance Fleece Vests for $5

This Saturday (October 23rd) Old Navy stores across the US will have a One Day Wonder sale to check out. Saturday only you will be able to get performance fleece vests (select styles) in sizes for the entire family for just $5!

This deal is in store only, however last time they said that (with the jackets) they were available online as well, so if you can't make it in to a store, check the website. Additionally, many stores will be opening early, so call your local Old Navy to see when they will be opening. My guess is, these will sell fast, so get there early for the best selection of sizes & colors.

1 Year of Woman's Day $3.64

Today only get a 1 year subscription to Woman's Day for $3.64! Best Deal Magazines has the subscription as their daily deal for $4.39. However, use code: UNLOCK17 at checkout, which will bring the total down to $3.64.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

BMIM Spotlight at Simply Stacie

If you're here because you read about BMIM over at Simply Stacie, then welcome! I hope you find this blog relevant & that you stick around.

If you are already a BMIM reader, Simply Stacie was gracious enough to do a blog spotlight feature on me. Feel free to take a look at it & learn a bit more about me (& yes, I really need a pedicure). While you're there, check out Stacie's site. It's an invaluable resource for giveaways, product reviews, & blogging information. This lady knows her stuff!

Thanks for the spotlight, Stacie. I very much appreciate it & all that you do!

Seattle Restaurant Week

Today is the start of Seattle Restaurant Week. The name is actually a little misleading because this event runs from October 17th - 28th. The complete list of participating restaurants is here.

If you're unfamiliar with this, the restaurants offer 3 course meals for $25 & many offer a 3 course lunch for $15. This is quite a bargain compared to what you would normally pay to eat at these restaurants!

Back in the days before we had our daughter, we dined at many of these places, however there are a few new restaurants on the list that I'm dying to try. Now if I can only manage to get free babysitting, then I'll be set!

Organic Lollipops as Low as $.06!

Amazon has a hot deal on YummyEarth Organic candy through October 31st. Use the Subscribe & Save option to save 15% off your order & get free shipping (you can cancel at any time). Then use code: SEPYUMMY at checkout to save an additional 20%, bringing your total discount to 35% off.

You could snag this container (approx. 125 lollipops) for $10.98, or $.09 cents per lollipop. This 5 pound bag (approx. 325 lollipops) would be $18.30, which is just $.06 each!

Why would you want that many organic lollipops? Pass them out on Halloween! The kids will still get a sweet treat, but at least it will be organic. Plus you won't have to run out to the store to get them; let the UPS man do all the work!

My daughter loves these lollipops, so don't be concerned about the flavor. I've never met anyone who didn't like them, so I'm confident your trick or treaters would be happy.

Reminder: Hanna Andersson Outlet Sale

Don't forget, the Hanna Andersson Outlet Monster sale started on Friday. You can save up to 70% on 2009 Fall Hanna's & current items are even discounted. Outlet locations can be found here.

Gluten Free Coupons for Celiac Awareness

October is Celiac Awareness Month! If you or a loved one suffer from celiac disease, you know how awful it can be & how difficult it can be to find coupons for gluten free products.

Mambo Sprouts has come to the rescue! Check out all the coupons for gluten free products on their website. There are also a ton of coupons for organic & eco friendly products.

Thanks, Mambo Sprouts!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Free Scary Face Pancake at IHOP

Such a cute freebie! On Friday, October 29th, kids 12 & under will get a free scary face pancake at IHOP. This deal is dine in only, obviously. Details are here.

Sunday Coupon Preview

Sunday Coupon Preview has a glimpse of what we're likely to see in tomorrow's paper. Some coupons are regional, so you might not see every coupon listed, but this is a great resource to determine if you want to buy multiple copies of the paper. Why buy multiple copies? To build your coupon stash! $25 Voucher Just $3

Today is the last day to get 70% off vouchers at Use code: SWEET at checkout. You should be able to get $25 vouchers for just $3!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Imagine Children's Museum: Get in Free!

We love the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett. And today is Friday Night Live which means you get in free! Head over between 5:30-9:00 pm & your entire family will get in free.

We went to the Friday Night Live one night last spring & let me tell you, it was a zoo. Seriously, we left after about 45 minutes because we were getting a little freaked out by how many people were there. However, with free admission, it's no big deal if you leave early, so why not try it out?

Huge Sale at all Firestone Stores in WA

It's hard to save money on auto maintenance, so when I find a deal on it, I always share with you guys. Firestone Complete Auto Care stores in Washington state have a massive sale going on through Sunday, October 17th on tires. All season & winter tires are even included!

A few months ago, Sandi at the Everett Firestone saved the day for me. Her price was over $300 less than what Costco & Les Schwab quoted me & well over $200 less than what Discount Tires quote was. I was thrilled & Sandi was awesome! If you are in South Snohomish County, give her a call or go visit her at the Everett location.

Search for locations in Washington on Firestone's website. If you need tires for the nasty weather that's headed our way, you really need to check the prices at Firestone this weekend!

40% off 1 Item at Borders

Print out this coupon & save 40% off any 1 item (a few exclusions do apply) at Borders through Monday, October 18th. You do need to be a member of the Borders Rewards program to use this coupon. You can join the Rewards program online or in store (just do so in store before making the purchase).

It's Mega Swagbucks Day!

Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! You can earn a LOT more Swagbucks than normal. Not Swagging yet? You should be! I've earned $25 in Amazon gift cards this month! Click here to start earning free stuff.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

1 Year Free of AutoWeek Magazine

Another free magazine deal! Hurry & get 1 free year (26 issues) of AutoWeek magazine.

Free 1 Year of Smart Luxury Travel

Click here for a free 1 year subscription to Smart Luxury Travel. These freebies go fast, so don't delay!

Thanksgiving Air Fare Sale

It's a fact of life that traveling during the holidays usually costs more. However, you may be in luck this year: Continental has an airfare sale going on now for over 250 destination with travel dates between November 20-24. Round trip airfares start at $108.

I found Seattle to Newark for $418. Houston to Chicago is $230. There are some great deals, so take a look here.

Hanna Andersson Monster Outlet Sale

I lurve me some Hanna Andersson, so this has me super excited! Starting Friday, October 15th & going through Sunday, October 31st, Hanna Andersson Outlets will be having their huge Monster Sale. 2009 Fall items will get an extra 50% off, bringing the total savings up to 70%!

There are even discounts on current Hanna items, including:
  • All 2010 tights, $10
  • All 2010 baby sleepers, turtles, short johns, & play dress leggings, $15
  • All 2010 long johns & play dresses, $20

It’s worth nothing, many Hanna items are made with organic cotton. Even if it’s non organic cotton, they typically meet the Oeko Tex Standards used in Europe that test for over 100 harmful substances.

I have found that Hanna Andersson clothes are so well made, they look virtually brand new wash after wash. They use European sizing, so my daughter has often gotten several years of wear out of an item instead of outgrowing it in a few months. Hanna Andersson clothing costs a bit more, but I feel that in the long run, you definitely get your money’s worth out of them.

This sale will be popular, so go early for the best selection in sizes, colors, etc. You can search for the outlet locations here.

$15 Off Cat Work Boots at Fred Meyer

Print this coupon out & save $15 off men's or women's Caterpillar work boots at Fred Meyer. The coupon is valid through 10/16/10, so you have a few days left to use it.

Free Redbox Rental

In case Thursday night is not must see TV in your house, text TREAT to 727272. You’ll get a free rental code good from Redbox good for tonight only (only good through midnight Central time).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Great Wolf Lodge Blogger Event

I can't believe it, but the Northwest Bloggers Event at Great Wolf Lodge is almost here! Angela over at Frugal Living NW has been working on this for months, & it's just around the corner. Check out the amazing event she's put together!

If you're attending, here's the agenda for the activities on Saturday:

12:30 - Coupon Swap begins (this will be open from 12:30-4, so check back as often as you like)

12:45 - Couponing Basics led by Angela from The Coupon Project

1:30 - Coupon Workshops (this will be an informal, round table type discussion with multiple bloggers will be available to answer your questions)
2:30 - Coupon Organization led by Heather from Queen Bee Coupons (there will be a giveaway!)

3:15 - Natural Savings: Going Organic on a Budget led by yours truly

3:50 - Raffle Drawing (the more workshops you attend, the more entries you get!)

Other participating bloggers:

In addition to the general awesome-ness that is Great Wolf Lodge, they will be having special Howl-O-Ween events such as a nightly trick or treat trail, nightly costume contest, & pumpkin painting. Don't forget the morning Wolf Walk & the nightly Great Pajama Story Time!

I am so excited to meet everyone that is coming, & I know all of the participating bloggers feel the same way. If you're attending, start packing!

$10/$20 Purchase at Office Depot

Here are 2 coupons that might come in handy if you're headed to Office Depot soon. Both are $10 off a qualifying purchase of $20 or more, but one is valid through 10/16 & one is good 10/17-11/20.

Thanks, Frugal Living NW!

Free Advil Again!

If you missed out on the last free Advil deal, click here. The first 500,000 submissions will get a coupon sent to them for a free 24 count bottle of Advil.

Thanks, Gina's Kokopelli.

50% off Diapers at Amazon!

Have you gotten your November issue of Parents yet? Make sure you grab that Amazon 20% off diapers coupon, because the hot diaper deal from Amazon is back!

If you haven't joined Amazon Mom yet, you need to do so right now (even if you aren't a mom, you still get some great benefits from joining)! You'll get 30% off your diaper purchase when you join Amazon Mom & use the Subscribe & Save option. Don't worry, you can cancel your subscription at any time & are not obligated to get any additional orders if you don't want them.

Then, use the 20% off coupon from Parents at checkout. This will get you an additional 20% off the already discounted price, making it a total of 50% off. Plus, you will get free 2 day shipping!

This offer is good on all brands, including the eco friendly ones such as Seventh Generation, Earth's Best, gDiaper, & more. For instance, you could get 140 size 3 Seventh Generation diapers for $22.39 after the Subscribe & Save discount & the coupon. That is just $.16 per diaper! We're talking chlorine free diapers, too! It's an unheard of deal.

If you don't get Parents delivered, it's definitely worth picking up a copy at the store. The purchase price will more than pay for itself if you need diapers. When you're at the store, double check to make sure no one ripped out the coupon before you buy the magazine. Yes, people do that & yes, it's wrong.

This is definitely the time to stock up on diapers, so if you need them....or will be needing them in the near future....jump on this deal.

Olson's Food Emporium Closing

I'm so sad about this, but Olson's Food Emporium on the Mukilteo Speedway is closing in mid November. Right now, everything in the store is 25% off. They have a great wine department, gift section, & tons of organic & eco friendly products. If you live in the area, it's definitely worth checking out...especially if you pair the discount with coupons.

I loved that store, but given the economy, it's not entirely surprising. However, I'm totally going to try & score some deals!

$25 Worth of Sweets as Low as $7.50

Eversave has a "sweet" deal today (get it...sweet?! I crack myself up...)! You can get a Chocolate Confections Sampler Pack from Simply Heaven Lollipop Shoppe for just $12.50. However, if you are new to Eversave, you will get a $5 credit for signing up, which brings your total down to $7.50. This sampler pack ships free, as well!

Included in this sampler pack are:
  • 1/2 lb. classic fudge
  • 5 lollipops in cheesecake flavor (their most popular flavor!)
  • 5 milk chocolate bars
  • 1 refill bag of lolly drops in your choice of flavor (peppermint, raspberry, mango, margarita, lavender, or butter rum)

This is a great deal & would make an excellent holiday gift for a teacher, the mailman, neighbors, etc. Honestly, you could divide it up & get several gifts out of this. These items would be great for gourmet gift baskets. Or the candy yourself. I won't tell!

Click out this deal over at Eversave. If your city doesn't show this deal, click "view a different location" & select Seattle.

Costume Sale + Free S/H from Target

Today's daily deals at Target are all costumes...under $15! They all have free shipping, too. There are some for the entire family, including the dog. Take a look here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How $62.08 in Products Earned me $.37

It was about this time last year when I decided to start clipping coupons in an effort to reduce our budget. I quickly embraced it (became obsessed is probably more accurate) & feel in love with the rush of getting stuff free. I often think back to the days when I paid full price for items (gasp!) & wish I knew then what I know now.

Snagging great deals can be intimidating, though. Clerks often look at you as if you're doing something wrong. Let me make something very clear to you all: As long as you are using coupons ethically (which I will go into more in the near future), you are not doing anything wrong. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise!

Pictured above is my score from Rite Aid today. If I had paid full retail value, I would have spent $62.08 including sales tax. Wanna know what I paid? $36.04. However, I earned $1 in +UP rewards (which I can use just like cash at Rite Aid on a future purchase) & will submit for $35.41 in rebates from Rite Aid, making my total for this purchase a profit of $.37!

This shopping trip didn't even require clipping coupons from the paper, either. I only used a $5/$25 purchase coupon that you can print here. To get these items free, you will need to submit for a Single Check Rebate (SCR) & you can create your SCR account here. You'll also want to sign up for Rite Aid's Wellness+ program, which you can do in store or here.

So spend less than 5 minutes signing up for the programs, print out the coupon, & head to Rite Aid. You'll make a few pennies & stock up on supplies you probably already need. If you don't need these items, consider donating them to your local food bank. I'm begging you though....don't pay full price!
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