Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blog has Moved to nicolesnickels.com

Please be advised that my blog, Nicole's Nickels, has moved to nicolesnickels.com. Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

Announcing the Nicole's Nickels 2009 Holiday Gift Guide!

In an effort to bring my readers the best gift ideas and deals for this holiday season I am happy to announce that the Nicole's Nickels 2009 Holiday Gift Guide will run from November 16-December 17 approximately. I have so many great gifts for you all for everyone on your list!I'll be doing 31 giveaways in 31 days during the gift guide. Giveaways will post at approximately 12:00 noon each day and run for several days each! There will be multiple ways to enter and I'll be using the google form for the giveaways. I've gotten a great response since I started using them. If you're unsure of how to enter my giveaways, leave a comment here or send me an email (nicolesnickels@gmail.com) and I'll walk you through it. The giveaways are for amazing products!

I plan to break down the gift guide items into categories (for her, for him, for baby, for child, for teenager, for pet, etc.) and you'll be able to access the posts quickly by links I am going to put up in my left sidebar.

I will still be posting deals and match-ups, no worries! I just wanted to let you all know what my plan is so you weren't surprised!

Coupons in December Magazines

Many magazines have coupons in them these days. I do a monthly post of the coupons you can find in magazines and where exactly to find them! If you find coupons that aren't listed here please either leave a comment on this post or send me an email! This post will be updated throughout the month - you can find it easily by clicking the "December Coupons in Magazines" link on my right sidebar.

Sometimes it may make a difference in the coupons received if you received the magazine by subscription or purchased in the store so I will note how I received it.

Here's what I have for December magazine issues (usually published in November, a month ahead!):

Marie Claire (subscription)
Page 90 - Save $1.00 on any Revlon cosmetic product (Target coupon)
Page 181 - Save $3.00 on Olay Hand & Body Lotion
Page 181 - Buy 1 Olay Hand & Body Lotion, Get 1 Olay Body Lotion FREE

Progresso Review & Giveaway

Have you tried the new Progresso Panko bread crumbs yet? I was recently sent a box from My Blog Spark along with some Progresso broth and kitchen items. Panko are Japanese style breadcrumbs that produce a crispier yet lighter crust than traditional breadcrumbs. Progresso has Panko available in plain and Italian flavors.

Progresso broths are 100% natural and use high quality ingredients to achieve a great homemade taste. They are fat free, gluten free, contain no preservatives, no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Progresso broth is available in chicken and reduced sodium chicken and beef flavors.

Food Network Chef Michael Chiarello is providing tips and recipes at ProgressoFoods.com and ProgressoBroth.com for all occasions - from the every day to holiday - on how to use panko and broth in your recipes. There is a great recipe for Oven Fried Chicken Tenders using panko that kids and adults alike will love! You can event print high-value coupons from these 2 sites!

The folks over at Progresso and My Blog Spark have graciously decided to give (1) of my readers the Progresso Panko and Broth pack (pictured above), that includes a sample of Progresso panko, a carton of Progresso broth, a measuring cup, slotted spoon, soup ladle and a sheet pan for baking.

I have changed up my giveaway method a little and instead of leaving a comment on this post you'll just fill out the entry form below. Hopefully this will make it easier for you all!To do the extra entries just refresh the page to get the entry form visible again.

Your first entry will be to tell me how you make home entertaining easier. This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

There are six (6) "extra" ways to enter (You must fill out the giveaway form again for each entry you do. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the giveaway form again.):

1. subscribe to my blog (either via email using the box in the left sidebar OR via RSS feed). If you already subscribe leave a comment saying you do. If you subscribe by email you MUST confirm your email and activate the subscription.

2. follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NicolesNickels) and tweet about this giveaway. If you already follow me that's fine, just comment with a link back to the tweet about this giveaway. You must tweet about the giveaway for this entry to count.

3. blog about this giveaway (leave the link in the comment)

4. email 5 people about this giveaway (please cc me on this email - nicolesnickels at gmail dot com and leave a comment saying you sent the email)

5. grab my button for your site (leave the link to where the button is in the comment)

6. add the link to this giveaway on a Mr. Linky about giveaways or on a blog giveaway site, blog carnival or forum or yahoo group (leave link to where you did this in the comment)

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 15 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

Progresso and My Blog Spark sent me the Progresso Panko and Broth pack to host this giveaway. My opinions remain my own.

Bumble Bee Recipes & Coupons

I have always loved tuna but I tend to like it with a lot of mayonnaise and on a sandwich. I was happy to be sent a box of Bumble Bee Tuna products as a result of my participation on the Bumble Bee Bee Squad. Along with the box of tuna products came several recipes. We recently had a conference call with Bumble Bee Foods and I was happy to learn about these other uses for tuna that aren't sandwiches or tuna noodle casserole.

The first recipe card I received is for Pizza with Prosciutto. I decided not to make this since I am not a prosciutto fan. I decided to make the Mediterranean-Style Rigatoni Pasta. It was so easy to open the can of tuna instead of worrying about defrosting another protein as I normally would have. The pasta was very flavorful with vegetables (peppers, onions, tomatoes), olives and the tuna. I added more than a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes though since I like it spicy!
Bumble Bee has many more recipes for their products available on their website. Currently, if you sign up for My Cookbook on BumbleBee.com (it's FREE) you'll be given access to a large library of searchable recipes as well as high-value coupons.

Bumble Bee has other products besides tuna, such as clams, shrimp, and salmon. My next recipe will use the can of salmon I was sent. I'm anxious to try the chile lime salmon tacos or the wasabi salmon and asian slaw - both sound yummy!

I also wanted to bring your attention to Bumble Bee's commitment to sustainability. This is a brand you can feel good about giving to your family!

I received this valuable information from my participation on Bumble Bee's Bee Squad. I received a box of free products from them a month ago but received no additional compensation for this post or my participation on the Bee Squad.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Donate Your Old Coat To Make a Difference!

Lands' End has joined forces with the National Coalition for the Homeless to start the campaign called The Big Warm-up. The Big Warm-up provides an opportunity for people across the nation to donate a gently used coat that will then go on to warm one of more than 3.5 million homeless women, men and children in the United States right now – each facing a cold winter.


Beginning October 29 until November 30, Lands’ End is hosting Big Warm-up coat donation sites at its 252 Lands’ End Shops at Sears and 13 Lands’ End Inlets®. Donated coats will be distributed via the National Coalition for the Homeless in communities nearby. Lands’ End is also giving 20 percent off the purchase of a new coat for each one donated. Please consider going through your closets and donating your gently used coats to help support this wonderful campaign!

Writing this post also entered me into a contest where if I win, Lands' End will donate 100 coats to the charity of my choice!

HOT Amazon Magazine Deals

Each month Amazon discounts some of the magazine it offers. Ordering a magazine now is a great holiday gift. You can print out the cover or a page of the magazine online and include it in a card for the subscription recipient. Each month when the magazine comes throughout the year they will be reminded of you and your generosity!

If you use Swagbucks and redeem them for Amazon e-certificates, these subscriptions are a great way to use them!

Please note that Amazon is offering discounts on the magazines and the discounts do not come off until you add the magazine to your shopping bag. The prices listed below are all AFTER the discount has been applied.

Here are this month's HOT deals:

Redbook - 2 years for just $5.00 after discount

Good Housekeeping - 2 years for just $10.00 after discount

Time - 1 year for just $15.00 after discount

Marie Claire - 2 years for just $5.00 after discount

Food Network - 1 year for just $10.00 after discount

Sports Illustrated - $28.95 for 1 year after discount

Southern Living - $14.97 for 2 years after discount

A HOT deal that is going on right now through Saturday, 11/14 is Cooking Light Magazine for just $5 per year! This is an incredible price on a magazine that almost never gets discounted!

Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives Review & Giveaway

You may have noticed the pink foil tops on many of Yoplaits yogurts recently. Make sure to save those lids and read this post to find out how you can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer!

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime - that's 12% of women! Yoplait's Save Lids to Save Lives program aims to raise money and awareness of the fight against breast cancer women are facing. To participate, purchase the Yoplait yogurts with the pink foil lids and mail them in. For every lid collected before December 31, 2009, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the cure. Yoplait has guaranteed a minimum $500,000 donation with a maximum of $1.5 million!

Yoplait has also created a new website, Your Lid Matters, where you can create online lid collection teams. You can also inform your friends and family of the effort through the site.

During the past 11 years, Yoplait has donated more than $22 million to the breast cancer cause through Save Lids to Save Lives and other initiatives, and last year, participants across the country helped Yoplait meet its $1.5 million donation goal to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year, make sure you are a part of this phenomenal and inspiring campaign!The folks over at Yoplait and My Blog Spark have graciously decided to give (1) of my readers the Promise to Make a Difference Gift (pictured above), that includes a free coupon for Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt, a breast cancer awareness bracelet, and a leather jewelry case.

I have changed up my giveaway method a little and instead of leaving a comment on this post you'll just fill out the entry form below. Hopefully this will make it easier for you all!To do the extra entries just refresh the page to get the entry form visible again.

Your first entry will be to tell me how you are going to help Yoplait in the fight against breast cancer. This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

There are six (6) "extra" ways to enter (You must fill out the giveaway form again for each entry you do. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the giveaway form again.):

1. subscribe to my blog (either via email using the box in the left sidebar OR via RSS feed). If you already subscribe leave a comment saying you do. If you subscribe by email you MUST confirm your email and activate the subscription.

2. follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NicolesNickels) and tweet about this giveaway. If you already follow me that's fine, just comment with a link back to the tweet about this giveaway. You must tweet about the giveaway for this entry to count.

3. blog about this giveaway (leave the link in the comment)

4. email 5 people about this giveaway (please cc me on this email - nicolesnickels at gmail dot com and leave a comment saying you sent the email)

5. grab my button for your site (leave the link to where the button is in the comment)

6. add the link to this giveaway on a Mr. Linky about giveaways or on a blog giveaway site, blog carnival or forum or yahoo group (leave link to where you did this in the comment)

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 15 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

Yoplait and My Blog Spark sent me the Promise to Make a Difference gift to host this giveaway. My opinions remain my own.

I'm a DealPro!

I meant to post this earlier but time got away from me. I found out a few weeks ago that I had been selected to be a DealPro for savings.com. Along with 24 other bloggers, I was flown to San Francisco where I attended the Save Up Event last week.

The Save Up Event was a great one-day event where I got to meet like-minded DealPros like myself! I was excited to meet bloggers whose blogs I have been following for a long time and of course to finally meet Coupon Dad, who I felt like I already knew!We had a great time and learned a lot about savings.com, a phenomenal website I will blog more about at a later date. We had a full agenda of panel discussions, roundtable discussions, lots of food and lots of laughs! I came back from the trip exhausted but exhilarated, having met people just like me who also have a passion for deals!

Savings.com pulled out all the stops for us on the trip and we felt like savings royalty! I'm excited to get more involved in their community-based website where users work together to find and share the best deals.

As a DealPro, I received an all-expense paid trip to San Francisco sponsored by savings.com. They did not ask me to write this post or do anything in exchange for the trip. My opinions remain my own.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Target Deals, Week of 11/8

Collin over at Hip2Save has a great list of Target deals. There are weekly match-ups with the flyer as well as ongoing deals. Target's coupon policy is now online. I always keep a copy of it with my Target coupons so it comes with me to the store. My issues at Target have always been resolved by a phone call to guest services while I'm in the store.

For Collin's full list, check out her new post. She has a ton of ongoing deals for FREE items as well as an extensive list of price matches for Target.

New Deals
Up & Up Baby Wipes (Target brand)-smallest pack priced around $1.49-$1.99
Use the new $1/1 Target coupon
Final cost possibly as low as $0.49!

Hefty One Zip Freezer & Storage Bags (17 ct) on Price cut for $1
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 11/1RP
Final cost FREE!

Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds Toy (Christmas version) $5.99
Use the $5/1 coupon from here
Final cost $0.99!

Pepperidge Farm Cookies $2.50
Use the $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/27SS
Plus, use the new $0.75/1 Target coupon
Final cost $1 per package!

Barilla Plus Pasta $1.84
Use the $1/2 coupon from here
Final cost $1.34 per package!

Weight Watcher's Smart Ones $2.25
Buy 10 for a total of $22.50
Use the $3/10 coupon from here
Final cost $1.95 each!

Old Deals Still Available
Rolaids 3 pack $1.57
Use the $4/2 coupon from the 10/4RP
Final cost 2 for FREE + possible overage!

Renu Contact solution (trial size) $1.49
Use the $2 coupon from here
Final cost as low as FREE + overage!

All small & mighty 2-load trial size bottle $1
Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost FREE!

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries (2 pks) $1
(Found in the $1 spot in the front of the store)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 10/18SS (regional coupon)
Final cost FREE!

Shop at Home $100 Target Card Giveaway!

I have blogged before about Shop at Home and how they offer cash back each time you shop online. It's easy to use their site - you just register (for FREE) and then log on each time you shop online. By clicking through Shop at Home you'll get a pre-determined percentage back of your purchase. I find that they have some of the highest cash back percentages of all of the cash back shopping sites.

SHOPATHOME.COM’S EXTRA CASH BACK EVENT INFO:
ShopAtHome.com is hosting a major extra cash back event Monday, Nov. 9 – Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 to help you get started with your holiday shopping (and saving!). Cash back rewards have been increased for more than 50 popular retailers. Some of the deals include:

· Target.com – 6% cash back
· Walmart.com – 4% cash back
· Kohls.com – 4% cash back
· Snapfish.com – 20% cash back
· Gap.com – 12% cash back
· OldNavy.com – 10% cash back
· Macys.com – 8% cash back
· Barnes & Noble – 14% cash back
· Best Buy – 4% cash back

I was so excited when the people over at Shop at Home invited me to be part of the Holiday Kick-Off Extra Cash Back Event $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

The folks over at Shop at Home have graciously decided to give (1) of my readers a $100 Target e-giftcard. This card can be used online at Target.com only. You MUST be a member of Shop at Home to win the giftcard.

I have changed up my giveaway method a little and instead of leaving a comment on this post you'll just fill out the entry form below. Hopefully this will make it easier for you all!To do the extra entries just refresh the page to get the entry form visible again.

Your first entry will be to register on the Shop at Home site (it's FREE) and then tell me what retailer featured on Shop at Home you'd most like to shop at. This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

There are six (6) "extra" ways to enter (You must fill out the giveaway form again for each entry you do. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the giveaway form again.):

1. subscribe to my blog (either via email using the box in the left sidebar OR via RSS feed). If you already subscribe leave a comment saying you do. If you subscribe by email you MUST confirm your email and activate the subscription.

2. follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NicolesNickels) and tweet about this giveaway. If you already follow me that's fine, just comment with a link back to the tweet about this giveaway. You must tweet about the giveaway for this entry to count.

3. blog about this giveaway (leave the link in the comment)

4. email 5 people about this giveaway (please cc me on this email - nicolesnickels at gmail dot com and leave a comment saying you sent the email)

5. grab my button for your site (leave the link to where the button is in the comment)

6. become a Fan of Shop at Home on Facebook!

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 15 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

Shop at Home is sponsoring this event and providing the $100 giftcard.


Best Deal Magazines, Week of 11/9

Here are this week's hot deals of the day and coupon codes for Best Deal Magazines, my go-to for holiday and birthday gifts!



Here are this week's coupon codes:
15% Off Most Titles (Code: PXSS1115 Offer Expires November 15, 2009)
$5 OFF $30 (Code: MNDSS1115 Offer Expires November 15, 2009)
$7.50 OFF $40 (Code: MQQSS1115 Offer Expires November 15, 2009)
$10 OFF $50 (Code: MQPSS1115 Offer Expires November 15, 2009)

Weekly Specials:
Maximum PC - $6.00 for 1 year with coupon code MAXPC
Everyday with Rachael Ray - $10.80 for 1 year with coupon code RRAY

This week's deals of the day are:
Monday - Taste of Home, $5.79 (If you need a holiday gift for someone who loves to cook this is a can't-beat price!)
Tuesday - Weight Watchers, $6.98 (also a great price for this magazine)
Wednesday - Body & Soul, $5.29
Thursday - Boy's Life, $5.29
Friday - Ultimate Motorcycling, $3.89
Saturday - Girl's Life, $9.49
Sunday - Mac Life, $6.89

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Coupons.com Update, 11/8

Each Sunday I am going to bring you the updated list of printable coupons from coupons.com! You can access these coupons from the blue widget on my right sidebar that has 3 coupons on it or by clicking here. Some of them are not available in all zip codes. You can print two (2) of each coupon by hitting the back button on your browser.

Printing the coupons from the widget on my blog or by clicking here supports this blog! Remember to contact your local stores to see what their policy on accepting Internet printables is! It's best to print as many as you think you may need as soon as you see them (read: right now) because you never know when a coupon will reach its print limit. Print now, hold on to them, and wait for a good deal to use them!

FYI - sometimes coupons reset several times each month so even if you have already printed 2 of a certain coupon, try to print it again - if you're lucky, it was reset and you can print 2 more!

*NEW* Any Brand 2 lb or more Cheese, $1.50/1
*NEW* Any Brand Chocolate Milk, wyb 2 Gals. of Milk, $1.00/1
*NEW* Any Brand 6 cups Yogurt, $0.75/1
Accelerade, $5.00/1
Alka Seltzer save $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer Plus, $1.00/1
Barbara's Organic Cereal, $1.00/1
Bayer Heart Advantage, $3.00/1
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Frosting, $0.50/1
Betty Crocker Potatoes, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $0.50/1
Big G Cereals, Cheerios, $0.55/1
Big G Cereals, Kix, save $0.75/1
Big G Cereals, Multigrain Cheerios, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals Total save $0.75
Bisquick, $0.60/1
Blue Dog Bakery, $0.50/1
*NEW* Bridgford, $0.55/1
Buddig Meats, $1.00/1
Burts Bees Acne Solutions, $2.00/1
California Pizza Kitchen, $1.00/1
California Pizza Kitchen, $1.00/2
Caribou Coffee, $2.00/1
Cats Pride Cat Litter, $1.00/1
Chex Mix, $0.50/1
Chex Mix, $0.50/1
*NEW* Challenge Dairy Product, $0.55/1
Chiquita Smoothies, $1.00/2
Citracal, $1.00/1
*NEW* Clorox 2, $1.50/1
Coffee-mate, $1.50/2
Cosamin ASU, $4.00/1
Cosamin DS, $3.00/1
Cosequin, $1.50/1
Crunchmaster, $0.75/1
Del Monte Gold, $0.75/1
DiGiorno, $1.50/1
Energizer Hearing Aid, $1.00/1
Ester-C, $2.00/1
Fiber One Frozen Muffins, $0.75/1
Fiber One Muffin Mix, $0.50/1
*NEW* Fisher Nuts, $1.00/1
Flex-A-Min save $4.00
Flinstones Vitamins, $1.00/1
Forze, $4.00/1
Forze, $1.00/1
*NEW* Foster Farms, $1.00/2
*NEW* FRS Energy $2.00/4
*NEW* Gorton's, $1.00/1
Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables, $0.50/1
Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, $0.50/2
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, $0.50/1
Haagen-Dazs, $1.00/1
Hormel Refrigerated Entree, $1.50/1
Huggies, $2.00/1
Jergens, $1.00/1
Keebler Sandwich Crackers, $0.55/1
*NEW* Keebler Flipsides, $1.00/1
Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars, $1.00/1
Kelloggs Corn Flakes, $1.00/1
Kelloggs Mini-Wheats Little Bites, $1.00/1
Kelloggs Special K Bars, $1.00/2
Kelloggs Special K Blueberry Cereal, $1.00/1
Kelloggs Special K Chocolatey Pretzel Bars, $0.75/1
Kelloggs Special K Protein Shakes, $1.00/1
*NEW* Kings Hawaiian Bread, $0.75/1
Kiss My Face, $1.00/1
Kleenex, $0.50/3
Litehouse, $1.00/2
Mariani, $1.00/1
Maxwell House, $1.00/2
Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection Mascara, $3.00
Milk-Bone, $1.00/1
Milk-Bone Essentials Plus, $2.00/1
Minute Rice, $0.50/1
M5 Magnum Razor, $2.00/1
Natures Bounty, $2.00/1
Nature Valley Granola Bars, $0.40/1
Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, $1.00/1
Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives or Ageless Intensives, $4.00/1
Neutrogena Total Skin Renewal Starter Kit, $3.00/1
*NEW* Newmans Own Pizza, $1.00/1
Nexcare, $3.00/1
*NEW* Nodor, $1.00/1
One A Day VitaCraves, $1.00/1
Opti-Free, $1.00/1
*NEW* Ore-Ida Steam 'n Mash Potatoes, $1.00/1
Phillips Colon Health, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, $0.50/2
Pillsbury Grands, $0.30/2
Pillsbury Holiday Cookies, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, $0.40/2
Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $1.00/2
Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts, $0.50/2
Pillsbury Savorings, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $0.55/1
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, $0.40/2
Progresso, save $1.00/2
Progresso Broth, $0.50/1
Progresso Soup, $1.10/3
Poise liners, $1.50/2
Poise pads, $1.50/2
Pure & Natural, $1.00/1
*NEW* Purina Busy Chewnola, B1G1 Free
Reeser's Fine Foods, $1.00/1
Renuzit Adjustables, B1G1 Free
Renuzit Adjustables, B2G1 Free
Rice Krispies, $1.00/2
RID, $2.00/1
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, $1.00/2
Ronzoni Smart Taste, $1.00/2
Schiff MegaRed, $2.00/1
Scott, 8 rolls, $1.00/1
Similasan Dry Eye Relief, $2.00/1
Similasan Anxiety Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Ear Relief, $1.00/1
Similasan Sleeplessness Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Stress & Tension Relief, $3.00/1
Smart Ones, save $3.00/10
Snuggle, $1.00/1
StarKist, $0.50/1
Steamfresh Lightly Sauced Vegetable or Pasta, $0.50/1
Steaz, B1G1 Free
Sundown Naturals, $1.00/1
*NEW* Tetley Tea, $0.50/1
Tony Hawk, $1.00/1
True Lemon, $1.00/1
Truvia, $1.00/2
Wanchia Ferry Dinner Kit, $1.10
Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree, $1.50/1
Weight Watchers Cheese or Cream Cheese, $0.75/1
Welch's Juice or Light Juice Drink, $1.00/1
*NEW* Whole Body Cleanse, $5.00/1
Yoplait cups, $0.50/6
Yoplait, $0.80/2
Yoplait Delights, $1.00/1
Yoplait Fiber One Multipacks, $1.00/1
Yoplait Kids & Go-Gurt, $0.40/1
Yoplait Yo-Plus, $1.00/1
Zyrtec Eye Drops, $1.00/1

Store Coupons
Target: GE Energy Smart Compact Flourescent Bulb save $2.00
Target: GE Reveal compact fluorescent lighting product
*NEW* Kroger: 8th Continent Soy Milk, $1.00/1

Non Food/Household Items:
Chuck E Cheese's save $30.00
CountryRxCard, 75% off
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head or Mrs. Potato Head, $2.00/1
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase toy, $5.00/1
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds toy, $5.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Activity Ball, $5.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Busy Ball Popper, $5.00/1
Hasbro Dance Cam, $10.00/1
Hasbro DinoRoars Hatchlings, $5.00/1
Hasbro DinoRoars Stompers, $10.00/1
PlaySkool Lullaby Gloworm, $3.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Musical Sit 'n Spin, $10.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Step Start Walk 'n Ride, $5.00/1
Hasbro Swing 'n Score Baseball, $5.00/1
JC Penny Optical, 2 eyeglasses for $129
Quick Trip, Sandwich, Wrap or Salad, $1.00/1
*NEW* Sears, 20% off

Thanks for the list, STL Mommy!

Walgreens, 11/8-11/14

My friend Karen at Frugal RI Mama brings you the best of the Walgreens deals and coupon match-ups. I am going to highlight the best (IMHO) below but you'll want to read her full post for the rest.

For information on how to shop wisely at Walgreens please read my Walgreens 101 post.

I am skipping this week at Walgreens since my stockpile is borderline out of control and I have no RR's to use.

Karen's highlights are below.

Halls Lozenges, On Sale $.99
Use $.75 cpn in 9-27-09 SS
Final Cost: $.24

Bayer Aspirin, On Sale 2/$3.00 with in ad coupon
Use (2) $1.00 cpns in 10-25-09 RP
Final Cost: $.50 each

DayQuil or NyQuil, On sale 2/$12.00
Get $5.00 RR
Use (2) $1.50 cpns in 11-01-09 PG insert
Final Cost: $2.00 each

Softsoap and Irish Spring body Wash or Bar Soap, On Sale $3.99
Get $1.00 RR
Final Cost: $2.99 after RR

CVS 11/8-11/14

Karen at Frugal RI Mama has this week's hot CVS deals and match-ups. I'm highlighting a few below but you'll want to read her full post for the rest of the list!

If you're new to CVS deals shopping, please read my CVS 101 post.

I'm not going to CVS this week (unless some fabulous FREEBIE deal comes up!) but I'm posting a scenario after the highlights.

Here are Karen's highlights:

Nova Max, On Sale $9.99 Get $9.99 ECB’s (limit 1)
Final Cost: FREE after ECB’s

EARinse, On Sale $7.99 Get $7.99 ECB’s (limit 1)
Final Cost: FREE after ECB’s

Crest Pro Health & Sensitivity, On Sale 2/$6.98 Get $4.00 ECB’s wyb 2
Use (2) $1.00 cpns in 11-01-09 PG insert
Final Cost: $.98 for 2 after ECB’s

Rimmel Mascara, On Sale $6.99 Get $4.00 ECB’s
Use $1.00 cpn in 09-13-09 RP insert
Final Cost: $1.99 after ECB’s

Bengay, On Sale $5.99, Get $2.00 (limit 2)
Use $2.00 cpn in 10-04-09 RP insert
Final Cost: $1.99 after ECB’s

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Scenario
This scenario assumes you have no ECB's. If you have some use them to pay for Transaction 1 and reduce your OOP cost.

Transaction 1
Buy 2 Crest Pro Health, Scope, Vivid White or Sensitivity Toothpaste 2 for $6.98 and get back $4.00 ECB's (limit 1)
Use 2 $1.00 coupons from the 11/1 PG
Pay $4.98 out of pocket (OOP) and get back $4.00 in ECB's

Transaction 2
Buy 1 Bengay, On sale for $5.99, get $2.00 ECB's (limit 2)
Use the $2.00 coupon from the 10/4 RP
Use the ECB's from Transaction 1
Pay 0 OOP, get $2.00 in ECB's

Transaction
Buy 2 Glade Spray, On sale for $0.99 each
Use the $0.75/2 coupon from the 11/1 SS
Buy 3 Mom's Best Naturals Oatmeal, $1.00 each
Use 3 of the $0.75/1 printable coupon
Use the ECB's from Transaction 2
Pay 0 OOP

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Crock Pot Tip Roast with Mushroom Gravy

This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. This week's meal features Crock Pot Tip Roast with Mushroom Gravy. Amanda gives you a shopping list as well as step-by-step instructions complete with pictures to help you create this delicious meal. Each week I will highlight Amanda's fabulous recipes that take advantage of the Publix sales flyer. This week's meal can be made for just $2.23 per serving! If you don't have a Publix near you, you could easily print and save the recipes to use when the items are on sale at your local store.

Sunday Coupon Preview, 11/8

The Sunday Coupon Preview has all of your information on coupon inserts in tomorrow's paper.



Tomorrow there will be two (2) inserts - 1 Smartsource (SS) and 1 Red Plum (RP). There are some great high-value coupons this weekend!

Top 10 Giveaways. 11/7

Here are this week's Top 10 Giveaways! Please remember to read each giveaway post carefully as each blogger handles giveaways differently.

Don't forget to enter my 4 giveaways - all end on November 11:

1. Tablespoon Gift Package
2. Sweetly You Pomegranate Gift Pack
3. Five for Fighting Slice
4. Bob Evans Side Dishes

This week's Top 10 are:

1. Mommy has to Work - Eco Usable Stainless Steel Water Bottle (ends November 16)
2. Frugal RI Mama - Cookies from Home (ends December 1)
3. Jane4Girls - Mystic Wonders Laundry Wonder Ball (ends November 20
4. Coupon Divas - Leslie Blodgett Perfume (ends November 13)
5. Hip2Save - YoPlus Gift Pack (ends November 9)
6. For the Mommas - Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul (ends November 12)
7. Frugal Plus - Toxic Friends Book (ends November 19)
8. Sisterly Savings - Glowgirl coupon organizer (ends November 12)
9. NWA Deals - Piggy Paint (ends November 20)
10. "Deal"ectible Mommies - Pearl Paradise (ends November 17)

Winn-Dixie, 11/4-11/10

Sheri at Swaggrabber has this week's Winn-Dixie match-ups and deals. I'm highlighting what I think are the best below but for the whole list (and an explanation of her abbreviations) please visit her full post here.

If you don't have a Winn-Dixie near you, visit The Grocery Gathering at Be Centsable to find match-ups for most stores throughout the country!

Pompeian Olive Oil BOGO $5.79
- Use two $1/1 PRINTABLE coupons - must register
$1.89 each after coupons

Eight O'Clock Coffee BOGO $5.19
- Use the $2/2 PRINTABLE coupons - must register
$1.59 each after coupon

Betty Crocker Potatoes BOGO $1.99
- Use the $1/2 coupon found in the 10-04-09 SS or 09-13-09 GM insert
- or use two $.40/1 PRINTABLE coupons
$.49 to $.59 each after coupons

Coffee-mate Creamer 3/$5 - $1.66 each
- Use the $1/1 or $1.50/2 PRINTABLE coupons
$.66 - $.82 each after coupon

Friday, November 6, 2009

Reminder: Make Time for Change!

I posted last month about how Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner have teamed up in a great campaign called Make Time For Change where when you pledge to use the extra hour we gained this week to make change for children!

I just wanted to remind everyone to head over to Frigidaire and make your pledge - it's for a great cause!

To make your pledge, just go to the Frigidaire website and raise your hand to make time for a child. In honor of your pledge, Frigidaire will donate $1 to support the CHANGE program to help children in the US. Also, everyone who pledges their time will also be entered to win a Frigidaire Professional Double Wall Oven. Also, for every Frigidaire Professional Wall Oven purchased, Frigidaire will donate $100 to the CHANGE program as part of their $250,000 committment to support this extraordinary program.

Welcome, Freebies4Mom Readers!

Welcome, Freebies4Mom Readers! I'm so glad you're here.

I'm sure many of you have come for more information on doing online surveys as a way to try out some great new products and to earn some extra income. You've come to the right place! By clicking the "surveys" tab on the top of my blog, you'll be taken to all of the blog posts I have written on the topic. If you're just looking for a list of survey companies, you can find that list (with links) on my left sidebar under the heading "Surveys".

I'm a member of over 20 different survey companies and have blogged about all of them. Links for the 5 companies I highlighted on Freebies4Mom follow.

My Survey

Opinion Outpost

Pinecone

Ipsos-I-Say

American Consumer Opinion

Please leave a comment or send me an email (nicolesnickels@gmail.com) if you have any questions. I'm happy to help!

Friday FREEBIES and Great Deals, 11/6

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

Printable coupon for FREE Sun-Rype Fruitsource Bar at GNC

FREE Thanksgiving recipes ebook

FREE sample of Kirkland Diapers

Printable coupon for FREE coffee or FREE soft drink at Kangaroo Gas Stations

Printable coupon for FREE Classic Photo Montage plus NO sitting fee at Sears

Call 1-888-217-8325 and press #2 to get a FREE A1 Steak Sauce Recipe Booklet

FREE sample of Clorox wipes (need Sam's club membership number)

Still available:
FREE Hearty Crock Pot Recipes
Coupon for 15% off at The Children's Place
FREE downloadable Angel crafts book
FREE downloadable restaurant copycat recipes ebook
FREE baby samples from babytobee
Want to save on your Groceries? Join Afullcup.com. Click Here
FREE travel guides by mail or download to many destinations
FREE E-Z Recipe Finder
FREE download of hundreds of fonts for your computer
FREE sample of Prilosec OTC
FREE VistaPrint business cards, magnets, rubber stamps, return address labels (you only pay shipping)
FREE information for diabetics, including meal plan guide to manage blood sugar
FREE 25 song downloads when you sign up for Emusic (7 day trial that you can cancel online if you don't want to keep it)

Wanna win a brand new GE kitchen appliance? Remember you can enter once per day right from Nicole's Nickels!

Have you started playing Bergwood yet? It's an Allstate sponsored game site. Just log on each day to play their games and you'll be redeeming for prizes very quickly!

Want to be the first to know about big sales and deep discounts? Click here to sign up with Shop it to Me (read my earlier post about it here)

Are you expecting a YouData payment in your paypal account this afternoon? I am and you can, too, because every Friday is payday with YouData! Read my post here or sign into the YouData Widget on my right sidebar.

Don't forget to enter my giveaways:
1. Bob Evans Side Dishes - ends November 11
2. Five For Fighting Slice Album - ends November 11
3. Tablespoon Prize Pack - ends November 11
4. Sweetly You - ends November 11

Earn money for normal everyday online searching - Swagbucks is powered by google and is FREE to use! Earn Amazon giftcards as you search! Sign up here.

Phase 3: New $15 Credit Starts Now!

I blogged before about Kodak's big giveaway! They are giving away $15 credits on the Kodak Gallery site! This makes for very cheap or FREE high quality photo products. You'll need to hurry though as the $15 credits are limited and Phase 3 of their giveaway has just begun! If you didn't get a $15 credit during Phase 1 or Phase 2, you'll be eligible to get one right now!

Free Photo Gift


To sign up, you'll just need to enter your information. You'll then get a $15 credit code in your email - and they arrive pretty quickly!

They have fabulous photo products that make great gifts! The $15 will be applied towards the product, not shipping - so you'll still have to pay shipping.

What items can you get for FREE (you just pay shipping of approximately $2.99)?

This collage photo mousepad
This photo holiday ornament Or perhaps 20 photo holiday cards? They are all FREE and you can expect to pay a small shipping fee of approximately $2-3! This is a great deal and the perfect gift for someone special.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

From My Inbox

Here is what is in my inbox this week:

*Carrie from Pocket Your Dollars emailed about a coupon good at all Holiday gas stations through the month of November to get a free muffin with any purchase.

*YesVideo wanted Nicole's Nickels' readers to know about their great promo where you can get a FREE SmileShow DVD! You'll just need to complete this form and pay the $1.99 shipping only. This offer is good until November 30, 2009. The YesDVD Smileshow service enables all to convert digital videos and photos to DVD for viewing on their TVs or PCs.

*Eye Buy Direct is having a HOT 1 week sale (from November 2 through November 8) where their glasses are buy 1 get 1 FREE. I posted my review of the glasses I got from Eye Buy Direct here. Also, visitors who take advantage of this amazing promotion will also be in the draw to win a free pair of glasses every year for five years!

*Have you heard of Eye-Fi yet? The handy wirelessly memory card for your digital camera makes sharing photos and video a completely effortless task. Replace your current SD card with an Eye-Fi card and let Eye-Fi work its magic – just get within range of your wireless network, and Eye-Fi will automatically upload your photo and video memories to organized folders on your computer, and favorite photo sharing Web site like Facebook, Shutterfly, Snapfish or Picasa. Eye-Fi just announced it will now send your videos to Facebook, and alert your Facebook friends the moment you post pics to any photo sharing account. To celebrate, they’re inviting moms and dads to submit their favorite video memory from Halloween for a chance to win an Eye-Fi card and a free digital camera. Click here to enter Eye-Fi’s Haunted Video contest and five of the best videos will win big! Eye-Fi will announce the winners of the video contest on spooky Friday, the 13th

Publix, 11/4-11/10

Michelle at I Heart Publix is your girl for all things Publix! I'm posting the highlights (IMHO) but definitely check out her full match-up post and her Super Deals.

Don't have a Publix near you? No big deal - just head over to The Grocery Gathering at Be Centsable to find the match-ups for the stores near you.

Here are Publix's best deals this week:

Land O Lakes Spread, Fresh Buttery Taste, 2-ct, 7.5 oz or 15-oz tub, or Pure and Creamy Margarine, 15-oz tub, BOGO $1.89
-$1/2; $.35/1 from 10-18-09 SS
-$.50/1 from 11-01-09 SS
Really any coupon will make for a good deal–if your store doubles you can get each for FREE with the $.50/1 and the most you will pay is .45¢ with the $1/2!

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 11.4 to 14-oz box, or Raisin Bran, 20-oz box, BOGO $3.99
-$1/1 Blueberry Special K PRINT
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1/1 Target IP PRINT
-$1/2 Raisin Bran PRINT
-$1/2 Special K PRINT
Use a $1/1 MQ with a $1/1 Target IP to get FREE cereal!

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams, Assorted Varieties, 14.1 or 14.4-oz box, BOGO $3.99 *Keep the Jingle in Your Holidays Eligible product
-$1/2 Keep the Jingle in your Holidays Booklet
-$1/1 Peelie
-$1/2 Traditional Family Recipes with a Twist
-$1/2 Nabisco $55 Calendar Booklet
-$1/2 Target IP PRINT
Use the $1/2 MQ with the $1/2 Target IP to pay $1 per box!

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, Assorted Varieties, Ultimates or Mini Chocolate Chip or Cookie Mix, 15 or 16.5-oz pkg, BOGO $2.89 **Real Simple Rebate eligible HERE
-$1/1 from 11-01-09 RP & 10-11-09 SS
-$1/1 Publix FamilyStyle magazine, (manuf. Q) Winter 2009
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1/1 All You, November 2009
-$.55/1 Blinkie
-$1/1 Peelie
Use a $1/1 to pay .45¢ per package. Don’t forget if you spend $15 in Nestle Morsels & Cookies you can send in for the $5 MIR from Real Simple HERE

Nestle Coffee-mate Non-Dairy Creamer, Chilled: Original, Low Fat or Fat Free, 32-oz bot (Excluding Flavors),BOGO $2.19
-$1/2 from 11-01-09 RP
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1.50/2 PRINT
-$1/2 Nestle School Days Made Simple
-$1/2 from 08-09-09 RP (exp 11/8)
-$1/1 PRINT
-$.50/1 All You, June 2009
-$.55/1 PRINT
The $1/1 or $.50/1 (doubles to $1) means you pay .10¢ per bottle!

Sweetly You Review & Giveaway

My favorite scents are food-based scents and I love bath products so I jumped at the chance to review Sweetly You's products. Sweetly You is a delightful online retailer of primarily bath and body products. Their claim to fame is their enormous list of delicious scents that their products are available in. I was like a kid in a candy store choosing my reveiw items and really loved what I received.

I selected the thick and rick bubble bath in sugar cookie, the foaming bath butter in cookies n' cream, and the solid scents in marshmallow madness. They do have non-food related flavors but I couldn't resist the tempting fragrance names!

The thick & rich bubble bath in sugar cookie was divine. It was thick and creamy as the title suggests but also produced a generous amount of bubbles. The scent was intoxicating and it smelled like I had cookies baking in the oven! The foaming bath butter was a really interesting and cool product. It was creamy in my hand but foamed when put in the bath. The cookies n' cream scent was authentic and left me a little hungry! The solid scent is a small jar of solid perfume. I chose the marshmallow madness and loved the hint of sweetness it left on me. The jar is very small so it's good for your purse or the car, etc.


The folks over at Sweetly You have graciously decided to give (1) of my readers the Pomegranate Lotion Combination Set (pictured above), that contains a 4 oz. premium pomegranate scented body lotion along with a package of pomegranate-flavored jelly beans.

I have changed up my giveaway method a little and instead of leaving a comment on this post you'll just fill out the entry form below. Hopefully this will make it easier for you all!To do the extra entries just refresh the page to get the entry form visible again.

Your first entry will be to go on the Sweetly You website and tell me which fragrance you think sounds the best! This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

There are six (6) "extra" ways to enter (You must fill out the giveaway form again for each entry you do. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the giveaway form again.):

1. subscribe to my blog (either via email using the box in the left sidebar OR via RSS feed). If you already subscribe leave a comment saying you do. If you subscribe by email you MUST confirm your email and activate the subscription.

2. follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NicolesNickels) and tweet about this giveaway. If you already follow me that's fine, just comment with a link back to the tweet about this giveaway. You must tweet about the giveaway for this entry to count.

3. blog about this giveaway (leave the link in the comment)

4. email 5 people about this giveaway (please cc me on this email - nicolesnickels at gmail dot com and leave a comment saying you sent the email)

5. grab my button for your site (leave the link to where the button is in the comment)

6. add the link to this giveaway on a Mr. Linky about giveaways or on a blog giveaway site, blog carnival or forum or yahoo group (leave link to where you did this in the comment)

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 11 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

Sweetly You sent me the items I reviewed in this post to write this review at no charge. My opinions remain my own.

Juice Box Jungle Widget

The Juice Box Jungle Widget (it's lime green and in my left sidebar) contains some information this week about if firstborn children have higher IQ's than their siblings. Being a firstborn myself, I'll choose not to comment just in case my younger brother is reading this. I know he subscribes but does he actually read?

There is a great New York Times article on the topic that you can access just by clicking that lime green widget in my left sidebar. It's interesting from every perspective - whether you're firstborn, middle child or even the youngest! Some theories attribute this perceived higher IQ to family dynamics or even to greater responsibility given to the oldest child. Whatever the cause, this is one topic sure to spark discussion in your house!

By the way, the research shows that the oldest child has a 3 point higher IQ than the sibling closest to them in age.
 
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