Sunday, May 31, 2009

Karen's Birthday Giveaway Week!

It's Karen the Frugal RI Mama's birthday this week and she is hosting a week of giveaways to celebrate!

To kick off the week, her giveaway today is for a $100 Amazon e-certificate from Mr. Rebates. I've blogged about Mr. Rebates before here and absolutely love it! You can enter Karen's giveaway here.

Make sure to check her site every day for a new giveaway - she's even got one valued at $399.99 that is something we all could use! On her actual birthday, which is Wednesday, she'll be doing a live giveaway that you won't want to miss. Check out her post explaining her week long celebration here.

CVS 5/31-6/6

Karen at Frugal RI Mama has this week's best CVS match-ups and deals here. The highlights are:

CVS Facial Tissue, On Sale $.89 (limit 8)

Milk 1 gallon, On Sale $2.79
Get $1.00 ECB's (this may vary from store to store)
Final Cost: $1.79

Speedstick & Lady Speedstick, On Sale 2.49
Get $1 ECB (limit 2)
Final Cost: $1.49

I didn't see anything I needed and don't have any expiring ECB's so I'm skipping this week. There aren't too many ECB deals so I also didn't put together a scenario. Shop at Walgreens and follow my scenario in that post if you're looking for some great deals!

Walgreens 5/31-6/6

Karen at Frugal RI Mama has this week's Walgreens match-ups for you. I'm highlighting what I think are the best but to get a bigger list please read her full post here.

Countor / Breeze 2 Meter, On Sale $10
Get $10 Register Reward
Use $30 (up to) cpn in 10-26-08 RP, 2-1-09 RP or 3-22-09 SS
Final Cost: FREE + $10 overage with RR

Chinet, On Sale 2/$3.00
Use $1.00 cpn in 5-3-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $.50 each

Ecotrin, On Sale $2.00
Get $2.00 Register Reward
Use $2.00 cpn in 5-17-09 SS insert
Final Cost: FREE + $2.00 overage after RR

I don't have any RR's that are expiring today and there wasn't anything that I needed this week, so I am skipping my own personal trip. If you want to start shopping at Walgreens this week, you could do this deal which assumes you start with no Register Rewards and you have access to 2 Sunday coupon inserts each week (ask a neighbor or your family, or co-workers for an extra set of them!):

Transaction 1:
Countor / Breeze 2 Meter, On Sale $10
Get $10 Register Reward
Use $30 (up to) cpn in 10-26-08 RP, 2-1-09 RP or 3-22-09 SS (coupon will have to be adjusted down)
Final Cost: FREE + you get $10 RR

Transaction 2:
Bic Soleil Disposable Razor $4.99
Get $1 Register Reward
Use the $3 coupon from the 5/17 SS
Final cost: $.99 (buy 1 and use 1 coupon for a total of $.99)

Ecotrin, On Sale $2.00
Get $2.00 Register Reward
Use $2.00 cpn in 5-17-09 SS insert
Or the $2 coupon from here or here (you have to sign up to get the coupon)
Final Cost: FREE + $2.00 overage after RR (buy 1 and use 1 coupon for a total of $-2.00)

Aquafresh Toothpaste .99 with in ad coupon
Use the .75 coupon from here
Final cost .24! (buy 2 and use 2 coupons for a total of $.48)

Dentek Floss Picks (35-90 ct) buy one at $2.99 get one FREE
Use 2 $1 coupons from here
Final cost: $.49 each! (buy 2 and use 2 coupons for a total of $.98)

Dove Single Bar Soap .99
Use the $1 Dove Face Care coupon from the 5/17RP
Final cost: FREE! (buy 2 and use 2 coupons for both to be FREE)

Chinet, On Sale 2/$3.00
Use $1.00 cpn in 5-3-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $.50 each (buy 2 and use 2 coupons for a total of $1.00)

Ban, On Sale 2/$3.00
Get $1 RR wyb 2
Use $1.00/2 cpn in 5-31-09 insert
Final Cost: $1.00 for 2 or $.50 each (buy 2 and use 2 coupons for a total of $1.00)

Country Time, On Sale $1.99
Use $1.50/2 coupon from the coupons.com blue widget on my right sidebar
Final Cost: $2.48 for 2 (buy 2 and use 1 coupon for a total of $2.48)

100 Calorie Bars, On Sale 2/$5.00
Use $1.00 cpn in 05-03-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $1.50 each (buy 2 and use 2 coupons for a total of $3.00)

Crystal Light 2.1 oz. or 10 pk on the go $1.99
Use the $1 coupon or $2/2 coupon from the coupons.com blue widget on my right sidebar
Final cost .99! (buy 2 and use the $2/2 for a total of $1.98)

Your total is now $9.91 - you'll need to get one filler item with a value of at least $.09 and you can't use a coupon on it to be able to use your $10RR on this transaction. You need to get to $10 pre-tax. I found some kids pens and pencils on clearance last week for just about $.10 that would work well here.

You'll then just pay tax and have gotten 19 items for FREE plus you'll leave with $4 in Register Rewards to use in the future!

Publix 5/28-6/2

Sheri at Swaggrabber has this week's Publix match-ups. I'm highlighting what I think are the best below but you'll definitely want to read her to post here for the full list as well as an explanation of her abbreviations.

If you don't have a Publix near you, please visit The Grocery Gathering at Be Centsable where you can find match-ups for stores all over the country!

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese BOGO $1.29-
Use the B3G1 Free PRINTABLE coupon
$.32 each after coupon - GREAT PRICE!!!

Purina Beneful Dog or Puppy Food BOGO $5.49-
Use two $3/1 PRINTABLE coupons-
OR Use two $3.50/1 PRINTABLE coupons
FREE plus overage after coupons - Possibly profit $1.50

Taco Bell Home Original Dinners BOGO $2.69-
Use the $1/1 coupons found in the July All You Magazine---
most people should only have one of these
$.84 each after one coupon - $.34 if you are lucky enough to have two

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Winn-Dixie 5/27-6/2

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!

Dole Salad Kits or Blends BOGO $3.99 -
Use the $1.50/2 blends coupon found in the 05-17-09 RP insert
$1.24 each after coupons

Easy Mac Cups 10/$10 = $1.00 each-
Use the BOGO PRINTABLE coupon
$.50 each after coupon wyb 2

Kraft Barbeque Sauce $.88 each - ongoing-
Use the $.75/1 coupon found in the 05-03-09 SS insert-
OR Use the $1/1 PRINTABLE coupon
FREE to $.13 each after coupon

Coupon Preview 5/31

Tomorrow's paper will have 1 Smartsource insert (SS) and 1 Red Plum insert (RP). Here are the 10 best coupons I see from the list - remember some coupons are regional so depending on where you live you may or may not get all of them.

*Cutter Insect Repellent (excludes Cutter Flea & Tick products) $2 (exp. 8/1/09)
*Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care Collection Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment $2 (exp. 8/31/09)
*Pedigree Dentastix All Natural Treats for Dogs $1.50 (exp. 7/25/09)
*Bisquick or Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix, 40oz+ .60 (exp. 7/25/09)
*Dole Mandarin Oranges, 11 or 15oz cans $1 on 3 (exp. 7/31/09)
*Eskimo Pie $1 (exp. 8/31/09)
*Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals .75/3 (exp. 7/25/09)
*Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers .75 (exp. 7/12/09)
*Bayer Aspirin, 10ct+ or any Heart Healthy Advantage $1 (exp. 8/31/09)
*Softsoap or Irish Spring Body Wash, 15oz+ $1 (exp. 6/27/09)

Top 10 Giveaways! 5/30

Don't forget to enter my 2 current giveaways:
1. Keurig Platinum Brewer, ends June 7
2. Bob Evans FREE products, ends June 7

Here are this week's Top 10 Giveaways. Please read each giveaway post and follow the instructions carefully as they vary widely by blogger. Let me know if you win!

1. Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports - $25 gift certificate to Ecostore USA (ends June 6)
2. Coupon Queens of Laurel Run - 5 in 1 Tasty Baker (ends June 5)
3. The Johnson's Jungle - $50 giftcard to Grand Lux Cafe (ends June 14)
4. Frugal RI Mama - Debi Derryberry's Baby Banana CD (ends June 5)
5. Free Sample Freak - Tamogatchi Music Stars (ends June 16)
6. Recipes for Moms - Serious Texas BBQ Gift Box (ends June 5)
7. Life Starring Ellie & Eve - Best Buy Techie Dad (ends June 11)
8. MomStart - Coffee Bean Direct Gift Basket (ends June 29)
9. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires (with MomStart, Life Starring Ellie & Eve and Blessings Abound) - Lands End - adirondack chair, hammock, cooler tote (ends June 11)
10. A Pysch Mommy - Celebrate Life Nutrition Chocolate Truffles (ends June 5)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Publix Coupon Policy

I have been receiving many emails from readers who have had trouble at Publix when using a coupon for each item when you buy 2 items as part of a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE promotion. I have never had problems doing this at Publix but decided to email to request their coupon policy since I was receiving more and more emails on the topic. Their policy clearly states that you CAN use 2 coupons, 1 for each item, even if on a BOGO deal. I suggest printing this and bringing it with you to the store and if you have problems that the manager doesn't help with, contact Customer Service for resolution of the issue.

Here is the email I received from Publix Customer Service when I asked for their coupon policy:

"Thank you for your email. We appreciate our customers taking the time to contact us. At your request, we have provided our coupon policy below. Please see the store management if you have questions or concerns.

We will always comply with all rules and regulations that are printed on a coupon.

If a product is on a Buy One and Get One Free promotion you can use one manufacturer's coupon on each item.

If a product is purchased with a Buy One and Get One Free manufacturer coupon no other manufacturer's coupon can be used on the same item.

There is a limit of one Manufacturer's coupon and one Publix coupon per item if no limit is mentioned.

Publix will accept "cents off" Internet Coupons for $5.00 or less. We will accept "free product" Internet coupons for $5.00 or less. We also reserve the right to reject any Internet coupon that does not appear to be legitimate or does not scan properly. Internet coupons valued over $5.00 should be approved by a Manager or Customer Service Team Leader.

Also, we accept traditional supermarket competitor coupons. Please see your store manager for more details, as there is no written policy on this.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. If we can be of any further assistance regarding this matter, please either call our Consumer Relations toll-free number at 1-800-242-1227, write us at the Publix Super Markets Corporate Office, PO Box 407, Lakeland, FL 33802, ATTN: Consumer Relations, or contact us at our website, publix.com and mention your reference number"

I'm a Shop it to Me Trendsetter!

I have blogged previously about how much I love Shop It To Me and the great savings it offers its users here. I'm proud to announce that I am now a Shop It To Me Trendsetter! You can find my profile featured here.

To sign up to receive the Shop It To Me alerts when the items you designate at the stores you want go on sale, please click here. It's FREE to sign up and you even tell them how often you want them to send you emails!

Friday FREEBIES and great deals!

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE Homemade Simple coupon booklet (new link!)

FREE coupon for $5 off Eukanuba

FREE sample of Yogi Tea

FREE glue-dot samples

FREE water test kit from Morton Salt

FREE Queso or Sopapillas at On The Border - enter your cell phone in the box on the bottom left and they will text you the coupon

FREE summer music mix from I-Tunes when you become a fan of theirs on Facebook.

FREE sample of Slim Extreme

FREE bottle opener when you join the FREE Blue Moon Crew

Join Godiva Chocolate Rewards Club for FREE and get a FREE piece of Godiva chocolate each month as well as other discounts.

FREE (5) wiping cloths for DVD's or CD's

Still available:
Sign up for the FREE Box Tops for Education Newsletter and earn money for your school
FREE sample of Prilosec OTC
FREE Slim-Fast coupons ($20 worth!) when you register
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)
FREE baby/family samples

You can get a coupon for a FREE chocolate bar every Friday this summer starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time by clicking here. Read my earlier post about this deal here.

Have you done the $1 burnless bakeware deal yet? If you have, you can do it up to 3 times per month, getting $1 shipping each time. Click here to read my earlier post about it to learn how to handle the $1 shipping trial offer. This is very high quality silicone bakeware and you only pay $1!

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 2 giveaways:
1. Keurig Platinum Brewer, ends June 7
2. Bob Evans FREE products, ends June 7

Make sure you've signed up for Freeflys, MySavings, Cool Savings, Shop4Freebies, and Startsampling for many more FREE samples!

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.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Allure FREEBIES

On June 1, 2, 3, and 4th, be one of the first 500 starting at Noon Eastern time each day to log on and you can win the following products:
*Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment
*Good Skin Labs Tri-Aktiline Total Face Moisturizer
*N.Y.C. New York Color Mosaic Bronzing Powder
*Lippmann Collection 10th Anniversary Set

Some of these products aren't even in stores yet! It may be hard to log on right at noon so just keep hitting "refresh" and hopefully you'll get through!

To get a reminder text 30 minutes before start time each day, text "FREESTUFF" to ALLURE (255873) - standard text messaging rates apply.

Thanks, Free Sample Freak!

FREE for diabetics

Do you or someone you know suffer from diabetes? You can get a FREE diabetic meal planner by clicking here.



This will sign you up for Quality Health (FREE to join and stay a member of) and you will receive daily emails from them, so use your separate "deals" email account. You can unsubscribe at any time from receiving the emails by following the unsubscribe directions at the bottom of each email. This is a great freebie especially for people having to change their diets because of a diabetes diagnosis.

Food FREEBIES

There have been so many food FREEBIES lately and here are some new ones I wanted to share with you:

Saturday, May 30 - Walmart will be giving away FREE ice cream between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Choose from Dibs Snack Bag, Blue Bunny Aspen Frozen Yogurt Granola Bar or Ben & Jerry’s Flipped Out Cup. One per customer, while supplies last.

Friday, June 5 - Krispy Kreme will give away 1 FREE doughnut per person in honor of National Doughnut Day.

As with all food freebies, please call first to make sure that your location is participating!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Corporate Research International

Corporate Research International is a mystery shopping company that I have completed several shops with. They have many of the quick shops such as gas stations and pizza shops. They pay extremely fast for the industry and I have found that their editors are not overly picky like some other companies. It's of course FREE to sign up and you are under no obligation to complete any shops. Sign up today to see what's available in your area!

For more information about mystery shopping, please read my earlier post here. To read more about the other mystery shopping companies I have recommended, please read this post.

Bob Evans Review & Giveaway!

Bob Evans has re-designed their website so that it includes information about their restaurants such as a locator and a menu, as well as information about their grocery store products. There are even recipes on the site. There is also a kids section where kids can preview the kids menu and download some "super cool activities" to do from home or while they are out. They have also included a Teacher's Corner so teachers can get some great ideas for their lessons. The Bob Evans Birthday Club is available for kids to get a FREE meal when they sign up! The website is very comprehensive and has information useful for everyone in your family!

Bob Evans really has expanded their offerings in the past year or so and the grocery store line now consists of dinner side dishes such as mashed potatoes and stuffing as well as the traditional breakfast items such as egg sandwiches and microwaveable frozen oatmeal.


I was recently sent a giftcard to use at Bob Evans and was thrilled with my experience! You can get breakfast all day but they also have lunch and dinner menus with many different options. There really is something for everyone! The best part is browsing through the country store in the front of the restaurant. If you have a short wait, it's never a problem as there is so much to see and do - for adults as well as kids! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I love having breakfast for lunch or dinner and couldn't help but order from the breakfast menu. Everything was cooked perfectly and I can't wait to go back again soon.

The folks at Bob Evans have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers seven (7) coupons each good for a FREE Bob Evans frozen product! These coupons are valued at up to $5 each so this giveaway is valued at $35! To enter, you MUST visit the Bob Evans website here and read about their products. Then come back to my blog and leave a comment in this post letting me know what recipe from the Bob Evans website you'd most like to try at home! Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winners.

There are six (6) "extra" ways to enter (each one below gets you one additional entry):

1. subscribe to my blog (either via email using the box in the left sidebar or 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.

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 leave a comment answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry you are able to make. Feed and email subscribers will need to click on to my actual blog to leave a comment. 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 June 7 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!

FREE Crafting Site

You can sign up for FREE for FaveCrafts to get free information on your favorite crafts such as knitting, holiday crafts, kids crafts, etc.

Favecrafts

Remember to use your separate "deals" email address. These tips and patterns are great for rainy days in the house!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Office Depot FREEBIES after rebate

Office Depot has 5 items that are FREE after rebate this week! You'll need an original receipt for each item you send a rebate for, so it may make sense to do separate transactions. I love rebates and do them frequently. Just read the directions on the rebate form and make a copy of everything you submit including the date you mailed the rebate. I put them aside and write a date about 8-10 weeks out on them to follow up if I haven't received my rebate yet.

You can also view the ad online by clicking here.

Art Explosion T-Shirt Factory Deluxe, On sale for $29.99
You get $30 mail in rebate

Scrapbook Boutique from Simple Scrapbooks, On sale for $29.99
You get $30 mail in rebate
Check It Registry Cleaner Software, On sale for $29.99
You get $30 mail in rebate

Roxio VHS to DVD Kit, On sale for $59.99
Get $10 instant savings
You get a $50.00 prepaid Visa card for the rebate

Sharp 8 digit display calculator, On sale for $3.99
You get a $4.00 prepaid Visa card for the rebate

Keurig Platinum Brewer Review & GIVEAWAY!

I admit that I am guilty of stopping most mornings to get coffee from a drive-through. Not only does it take up precious time that I typically don't have as I scramble to get to work, but it seriously adds up! That $1.50 cup of coffee is $7.50 per week, or $32.25 per month, or $390 per year. If you stop at one of those fancy-shmancy coffeehouses (you know who you are), you're looking at $4.50 for your latte per day, $22.50 per week, $96.75 per month, or $1,170 per year! Those are significant expenses in the grand scheme of your spending and here is a possibility to help reduce those outside coffee expenses.

I hate to make a pot of coffee in the morning to just drink a cup as I'm running out the door and then have to deal with all of the clean-up associated with the traditional coffeemaker. I was thrilled when the kind folks at Keurig sent me the Keurig Platinum Brewer pictured below for me to review. I have used it every single day since I received it and am officially hooked!


I am astonished at how easy it was to set-up and use. Within minutes of opening the package, I had brewed a cup of coffee as well as cup of tea. This thing does it all! I received a pack of assorted K-Cups (this is what they call the little cups with your coffee, tea or hot cocoa in them)with the brewer and have been enjoying the fact that there is so little clean-up and no waste at all! The machine works with just water and your K-Cup in minutes. You decide what size cup you want to brew, make your selection, and the brew begins! It even can make iced coffee, you just use the iced function.

There are tons of varieties of K-Cups from regular coffees to decaf coffee to flavored coffee and then hot cocoa and teas. There really is something for everyone, even the kids who love making their hot chocolate on the Keurig. I know it sounds corny to say but this Keurig Platinum Brewer has changed my coffee-drinking life and for the better!

The folks at Keurig have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers this awesome Keurig Platinum Brewer! To enter, you MUST visit the Keurig website here and look through their products and all they have to offer. Then come back to my blog and leave a comment in this post letting me know which K-Cup flavor you most want to try! Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winner.

There are six (6) "extra" ways to enter (each one below gets you one additional entry):

1. subscribe to my blog (either via email using the box in the left sidebar or 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.

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 leave a comment answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry you are able to make. Feed and email subscribers will need to click on to my actual blog to leave a comment. 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 June 7 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!

A Full Cup

I often get emails from readers wanting to know how I find out about the great deals I post about? There are a lot of sources I use but A Full Cup is one of the main ones. A Full Cup is a frugal community that is FREE to join.



There is an awesome forum on A Full Cup where you can interact with fellow frugal-minded people and find out the newest and hottest deals first! They also have their own Target coupon generator so you can print the great coupons from Target right from their site. Join for FREE today and start saving!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Printable coupon update

Since there were no coupon inserts in yesterday's paper due to the holiday, I thought I would bring you an updated list of printable coupons that can be printed right from my blog! You can access these coupons from the blue widget on my right sidebar that has 3 coupons on it. Click to scroll through or to see all of them. 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 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!

A1, $1.00/2
Alaway, $4.00/1
Allure, $0.50/1
Bacardi Mixers, $0.55/2
Bar-S, $1.00/2
Becton Dickinson Lancets, $1.50
Bikini Zone, $1.00/1
Bodycology, $1.00/1 8888
Boulder Canyon, $1.00/2
Boston, Bausch & Lomb Soothe, $ 1.00 /1
Boston, Bausch & Lomb Ocuvite, $ 1.00 /1
Breakstones, $1.00/2
Brez, $2.00/1
Boulder Canyon, $1.00/2
California Pizza Kitchen, $1.00/1
CloSYS, $1.00/1
Colgate Total, $1.00/1
Cool Whip, $1.00/2
Cool Whip, $1.00/2
CountryRxCard.com, 75% off
Country Time, $1.00/2
CracKare, $1.00/1
Crystal Light, $2.00/2 + Free Crystal Light Skin Essentials
Crystal Light, $2.00/2
Dave and Busters Game Play with purchase, Free $10.00
Dial Body Wash, $1.00/1
DiGiorno, $1.00/1
Dry Idea, $2.00/1
Elle, $1.00/1
Energizer Hearing Aid, $1.00/1
Excedrin, $1.00/1
Excedrin Back & Body, $1.00/1
Excedrin Migraine, $1.00/1
Excedrin PM, $1.00/1
Evercare, $1.00/1
Firestone, $20.00 instant coupon
Flinstones Multivitamin, $1.00/1
General Foods International, $1.00/1
General Foods International, $2.00/2
Grey Poupon, $1.00/1
Hidden Valley, $1.50/2
Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers, $3.00/1
Jc Penny Optical, $99 Eyeglasses
Jell-O, $1.00/2
Jell-O, $1.00/3
Kashi, $1.50/2
Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal, $1.00/1
Kashi TLC Snack Bars, $1.50/2
Kerasal, $1.00/1
Kings Hawaiian, $0.75/1
Kool-Aid, $1.00/2
Kool-Aid, $1.00/2
Kraft Bagel-fuls, $1.00/2
Kraft BBQ, $1.00/1
Kraft Mayonaise, $1.00/1
Kraft Easy Mac, $1.00/2
Kraft Miracle Whip, $1.00/1
Kraft Natural Cheese, $1.00/2
Kraft Salad Dressing, $1.00/1
Kraft Singles, $1.00/2
Lanacane, $1.00/1
Lice MD, $1.00/1
Lighthouse, $1.00/2
Maxwell House, $1.00/2
Minute Rice, Ready to Serve, $0.50/1
Minute Rice, Ready to Serve, $1.00/2
Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs, $1.00/1
Nabisco Multi-packs, $1.00/1
One-A-Day, $1.00/1
One-A-Day VitaCraves, $2.00/1
Opti-Free, $1.00/1
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh, receive $1.00/1 Deli Deluxe Cheese
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $1.00/2
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Soft Cream Cheese Spread, $1.00/2
Planters, $1.00/1
Planters Big Nut Bars, $1.00/1
Plus White XTRA Toothpaste, $1.00/1
Poise liners, $1.50/2
Poise pads, $1.50/2
Pure & Natural, $1.00/1
Reser's Fine Foods, $1.00/1
Rhodes Bake-N-Serve, $1.00/1
Ritz, $1.00/1
Ritz, $1.00/1
Sears custom portrait sheets, $2.99
Sears, entire purchase, 20% off
Sears personalized collection, $10.00 off
Seattles Best Coffee, $1.50/1
Self, $0.50/1
Scott Naturals, $1.00/4
Solo, $.75/1
Sundown or Marvel Heroes Vitamin, $1.00/1
Starbucks Coffee, $1.50/1
Tazo, $1.50/1
TGI Friday's Snacks, $1.00/2
Tombstone, $1.00/2
Triscut, $1.00/1
Vagisil Satin, $1.00/1
Velvetta, $1.00/1
Velvetta Shells and Cheese Cups, $1.00/2
Velvetta Dinner, $1.00/1
Village Naturals Foot Essentials, $0.50/1
Vogue, $0.50
Wheat Thins, $1.00/1
Wish-Bone, $0.75/1
Wisk, $1.00/1
Yesterday's News, $2.00/1

CVS HOT deals

A very HOT deal is being reported this holiday weekend!

At CVS if you buy 2 Neutrogena sun products you'll get $10 back in ECB's. People are saying that they found small (1 oz.) SPF 55 sunscreens for $1.99 each that generated the $10 ECB's.

Buy 2 of the small sunscreens for $1.99 each, spend $3.98 and get back $10 in ECB's! You get the 2 small sunscreens and then $6.02 overage! Look for these small tubes where the sunscreen is, where the trial sizes are, in the seasonal area and on endcaps and near the register!

Some other hot deals that Stephanie at Couponing 101 emailed me about are:

at CVS: Hefty One Zip Bags (6-8 ct) $1.00 (everyday price)
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 5/17 RP
Final price: FREE

at Walgreens: Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen on clearance for $2.62 - $2.87, plus they ring up B1G1Free
Use the (2) $1.00 coupons from the 5/3 SS or the $2.00 printable coupon
Final price: FREE or less than $0.50 each

All You Magazine - June issue and missing coupons!

I get so excited each month when my All You Magazine arrives in the mail. It is full of awesome coupons and great tips and recipes. It is the only magazine that I pay to subscribe to, the rest I get for FREE!

I have blogged about All You Magazine here, here and here. If you are interested in subscribing, Cheryl from Southern Living at Home has offered Nicole's Nickels' readers a great deal on All You Magazine at a rate of $17.99 for 2 full years. You can find all of the details on how to take advantage of this great deal by reading my earlier post.

This month's issue has over $112 in coupon savings! My favorite 5 coupons in this month's issue are:
*Alexia Crunchy Snacks, $1.00 off 1 and Buy 1 Get 1 Free
*Blue Bunny Ice Cream Novelties, $.75 off 1
*Cutter Insect Repellent, $2.00 off 1
*Sally Hansen Nail Color, Buy 1 Get 1 Free
*Schick Quattro, $4.00 off 1

Apparently the version that is on sale at WalMart contains a coupon booklet with $12.50 in coupons not in the subscriber's version. All You must have received some complaints about this and are offering this same booklet to their subscribers this month. In future months the newsstand version will be the same as the subscriber's version. If you are a subscriber and would like the additional coupon booklet, please email All You at subsvcs@allyou.customersvc.com and include the following information:
1. Your account number (found on the label, an 11 digit number between # signs)
2. Your name and address
3. Your email address
4. You must specifically mention that you are looking for the coupon booklet from the June 2009 issue that was missing from subscriber's magazines

FYI - I have heard that they may be out of these booklets and are offering subscribers an additional month on their subscriptions for FREE to make up for this. So even if they have run out, it's worth emailing the information and waiting for the response!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

WINNERS - Edible Gifts Plus and Joolwe Giveaways!

The following comment was selected by random.org as the winner of the Edible Gifts Plus giveaway! I have emailed the winner and if I do not hear back from them within forty-eight (48) hours then I will post a new winner. And the winner is...

Diann who said... "I subscribe!thrifty.... @ gmail com on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 7:39:00 PM

The following comment was selected by random.org as the winner of the Joolwe matching necklace and earrings giveaway! I have emailed the winner and if I do not hear back from them within forty-eight (48) hours then I will post a new winner. And the winner is...

tina who said... "I am a email subscriber eaglesfor... @ gmail com on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 4:07:00 AM

Walgreens 5/24-5/30

I had some RR's about to expire so I needed to go to Walgreens today. Karen from Frugal RI Mama has this week's match-ups and deals for you here with some highlights posted below. For more information on shopping at Walgreens please read the Walgreens 101 post here.

Posture D Calcium, On Sale $8.99
Get $8.99 Register Reward
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Speed Stick & Lady Speed Stick, On Sale $1.99
Get $1.00 Register Reward
Final Cost: $.99 after RR

Colgate Wave Total, On Sale $2.49
Get $1.50 Register Reward
Use $1.50 coupon in All You March 09 or $1.00 printable
Final Cost: Free + .49 overage if you use the $1.50 coupon if not FREE after RR

I did just 1 transaction at Walgreens this morning and got the following:

Energizer Max 9 volt batteries, $5.79
Used in-ad coupon to make them $2.99
Used $1.00 coupon from 5/3 newspaper
I bought 2 and used 2 coupons

Monkey Pens, On clearance for $.09 - they were cute and I needed some fillers to use my 3 RR's. I bought 3 of these pens.

Reach Ultra Clean Toothbrush, On sale 2 for $5 and get $3 RR
I bought 3 of them and used a coupon for $.50 off from 4/26 newspaper and a Buy 1 get 1 FREE coupon from 4/26 newspaper

Dial Body Wash - Cranberry trial size, $.99
Used $1.00 off printable coupons here (you should be able to print 2)
Paid nothing for these (I bought 3 and used 3 coupons) and they didn't beep!

Used $2 in RR and then $2 in RR and then $1 in RR (that's why I bought those monkey pens!)
Total was $4.81 which I put on a Walgreens gift card from rebate from previous month. I got $3 in RR from the Reach deal.

My CVS Scenario ($3.45 OOP with $3.99 in ECB's left)

I started this week with $2.00 in ECB's to use. I ended up spending $2.45 OOP, got 8 items and left with $3.99 in ECB's still! If you don't know what an ECB is, please read my CVS 101 post here. Anyway, I ended up doing 7 transactions and was happy to get a nice young man for my cashier who happily played the CVS game right with me!

Transaction 1
Revlon Nail Polish, On sale for $3.99 and get back $3.00 in ECB's
Used $1.00 coupon from 4/26 newspaper
Used $2.00 in ECB's that I had from previous week
Paid $1.12 OOP, got $3.00 in ECB's

Transaction 2
Colgate Total Advanced, On sale for $2.99, get $2.00 back in ECB's
Used $1.00 printable coupon

Glade Fragrance Collection soy candle, On sale for $4.99
Used $4.00 coupon from 5/3 newspaper

Used $3.00 in ECB's from Transaction 1 (adjusted to $2.98 which is the pre-tax total)
Paid $.33 OOP, got $2.00 in ECB's

Transaction 3
Band-Aids, 40 count, On sale for $2.99, get back $2.00 ECB's
Used $1 coupon from 4/26 newspaper
Used $2.00 ECB's from Transaction 2
Paid nothing OOP

Transaction 4
Band-Aids, 40 count, On sale for $2.99, get back $2.00 ECB's
Used $1 coupon from 4/26 newspaper
Used $2.00 ECB's from Transaction 3
Paid nothing OOP

Transaction 5
Clearasil Stayclear Daily Face Wash, On sale for $3.99, get back $3.99 in ECB's
Used $2.00 in ECB's from Transaction 4
Paid $1.99 OOP and got $3.99 in ECB's

Transaction 6
Speed Stick Pro Deodorant, On sale for $3.99, get back $3.99 in ECB's
Used $3.99 in ECB's from Transaction 5
Paid nothing OOP

Transaction 7
Speed Stick Pro Deodorant, On sale for $3.99, get back $3.99 in ECB's
Used $3.99 in ECB's from Transaction 6
Paid nothing OOP

CVS 5/24-5/30

This is a GREAT week for deals at CVS and Karen at Frugal RI Mama has all of them for you! I am posting highlights below but be sure to check out her full post here. For more about shopping at CVS, read my CVS 101 post. There are many Sunday and Monday only deals this week so check your ad and shop early!

Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport tampons, On Sale $3.99 Get $3.00 ECB's (limit 1) - after Monday Regular Price & No ECB's
Use $1.00 coupon in 3-22-09 SS or $1.00 Sport printable coupon (IE only - wont work in Firefox)
Final Cost: FREE after ECB's

Speed Stick Pro Deo, On Sale $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB's (limit 2)
Final Cost: Free after ECB's

Colgate Total, On Sale $2.99 Get $2.00 ECB's (limit 1)
Use $1.00 printable coupon
Final Cost: FREE after ECB's

Bandaids, On Sale $2.99 Get $2.00 ECB's (limit 2) - after Monday Regular price & No ECB's
Use $1.00 coupon in 2-8-09 SS or 4-26-09
Final Cost: FREE after ECB's

My transactions today (started with $2.00 ECB's, spent $2.45 out of pocket for 8 items and have $3.99 in ECB's left!) will follow in a separate post so as not to be confusing!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Winn-Dixie 5/20-5/26

Check out Sheri at Swaggrabber's full post of Winn-Dixie deals and matchups for this week by clicking here. I'm giving the highlights below.

Nabisco Snack Crackers Triscuit or Wheat Thins BOGO $3.79-
Use two $1/1 PRINTABLE coupons
$.89 each after coupons

Kraft Barbeque Sauce $.88 each-
Use the $.75/1 coupon found in the 05-03-09 SS insert-
OR Use the $1/1 PRINTABLE coupon
FREE to $.13 each after coupon

Coffee Mate Creamer 3/$5 = $1.66 each-
Use the $1/1 PRINTABLE coupon
$.66 each after coupon

Downloadable FREE Cookbooks!

I love to cook and enjoy following a recipe to create a fabulous meal. Cookbooks are expensive though. A solution is to download these FREE cookbooks. You'll still get the mouth-watering pictures of the cookbook without paying for it!

Delicious Family Meals for Less by Reynolds

Signature Family Recipes by Reynolds

The Way Mama Cooked it by Reynolds

BBQ e-cookbook

Delicious Living Cookbook

Original Bites from Hidden Valley Ranch

Top 10 Giveaways 5/23

Here are this week's top 10 giveaways! Please be sure to read each blogger's instructions carefully as they vary widely from person to person. Good luck and let me know if you win!

1. Frugal Fairhope - CozyCare Cape from Spa Time Baby (ends June 1)
2. Mission Mommy - Corner Storks Baby Gift Set (ends May 29)
3. Momma in Flip-Flops2 - Ageless Fantasy Perfume (ends May 27)
4. Coupon Queens of Laurel Run - J.D.'s Bacconaise and Bacon Salt (ends May 30)
5. Frugal RI Mama - 500 business cards from uprinting.com (ends May 24)
6. Free Sample Freak - $30 to Edible Gifts Plus (ends May 24)
7. Coupon Clippin' Mama - coupon wallet (ends May 29)
8. Mommy Enterprises - flavored fortune cookies from Fancy Fortune Cookies (ends June 5)
9. Audrey's Spot - Tupperware (ends May 31)
10. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires, Blessings Abound, Momstart, & Life Starring Ellie & Eve - Remington & The Body Shop Father's Day Fling (ends June 4)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Publix 5/21-5/27

Sheri over at Swaggrabber has this week's match-ups and deals at Publix. It's an awesome week to use all of those Kraft coupons that you printed last week from my post here. Please check out Sheri's full post here as I am just posting some highlights below.

Kraft Salad Dressings BOGO $3.07-
Use two $1/1 PRINTABLE coupons-
Use the $1.50/1 coupon found in 05-10-09 SS insert
FREE to $.53 each after coupons

Kraft Barbeque Sauce BOGO $1.69 -
Use two $.75/1 coupons found in the 05-03-09 SS insert-
OR Use two $1/1 PRINTABLE coupons
FREE to $.14 each after coupons

Pedigree Denta Stix or Jumbone BOGO $3.79 -
Use two $2.50/1 coupon in the 04-19-09 RP insert-
OR Use two $2.50/1 PRINTABLE coupon
FREE after coupons

Memorial Day FREEBIES

Brandie over at Free Sample Freak, a.k.a. The Holiday FREEBIE specialist, has yet another great list of holiday FREEBIES! Check out her full post here, I'm only listing a few below.

Get into over 40 Museums Nationwide for Free from Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Send FREE Printable Memorial Day greeting cards to those in the military and those who have lost loved ones, especially in war.

Free Breakfast at IKEA (3 days only: Sat-Monday ) print your coupon here.

Friday FREEBIES and great deals

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE bottle of Ensure and coupons for future purchases

FREE sample of Boscia moisturizer (use code "alluring")

FREE subscription to Wind Surfing magazine (no credit card needed, no bills received)

FREE Garnier Ultra Lift Pro-Wrinkle Cream

FREE sample of Invisible Glass Cleaner

FREE sample of Playtex Gentle Glide

Still available:
Sign up for the FREE Box Tops for Education Newsletter and earn money for your school
FREE sample of Prilosec OTC
FREE Slim-Fast coupons ($20 worth!) when you register
FREE sample and coupon for Nicoderm CQ
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)
FREE baby/family samples
Join Dove Dimensions Online for FREE samples and printable coupons

You can get a coupon for a FREE chocolate bar every Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time by clicking here. Read my earlier post about this deal here.

Have you done the $1 burnless bakeware deal yet? If you have, you can do it up to 3 times per month, getting $1 shipping each time. Click here to read my earlier post about it to learn how to handle the $1 shipping trial offer. This is very high quality silicone bakeware and you only pay $1!

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 2 giveaways:
1. $30 to Edible Gifts Plus, ends tonight at 9 pm, Eastern
2. Joolwe matching CZ necklace and earrings, ends tonight at 9 pm, Eastern

Make sure you've signed up for Freeflys, MySavings, Cool Savings, Shop4Freebies, and Startsampling for many more FREE samples!

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.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

FREE and cheap movies for kids this summer!

Several movie theater companies are offering excellent FREE or cheap movies for kids this summer!

Regal Entertainment
Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. they will be giving away FREE tickets to G & PG rated movies as part of their FREE 9 week Film Festival beginning in June. Tickets are first-come first-served so you'll need to get there early. You can find more information and which Regal locations are participating by clicking here.

AMC Summer Movie Camp
From June 17-August 5, AMC is charging $1 for its summer movies to be shown every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. For more information and a list of participating locations click here. You can also get an AMC Kids Pack during these shows for just $3.00 which includes kids drink, popcorn, and snack!

Rave Motion Pictures
Rave has a family film festival every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for FREE G & PG rated movies on a first-come first-served basis. All Raves participate. For more information click here.

For more FREE (or really cheap) summer movie programs for kids, check out Moneywise Moms comprehensive post here.

Quizno's - FREE coupon and cookie

Quiznos has their own FREE email club where you can sign up to receive FREE coupons and a FREE cookie on your birthday.

Quiznos Q Club

Click the picture above to sign up. Remember to use your separate "deals" email address and enjoy your savings!

$1 Flip-Flops at Old Navy on Sat, 5/23

On Saturday, May 23, 2009, head over to your local Old Navy store to get their solid color flip-flops for just $1. These are while supplies last so you'll probably want to head out early for the best selection of colors and sizes possible. There is a limit of 5 pairs of $1 flip-flops per customer so plan accordingly!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Coupon for FREE Oscar Meyer Beef Franks - good until midnight eastern only!

Click here to get a coupon for FREE Oscar Meyer Beef Franks. This link is good only until midnight tonight (Wednesday, May 20), Eastern time. Sorry for the late post - been busy and then out all day. I hope this makes it to the feed email for you email subscribers!

CouponTrunk.com

I love finding out about websites to make my money-saving life easier online! CouponTrunk.com is one of these sites! The site is extremely comprehensive and not only provides links to pages for the discount codes for your favorite stores but also has blog-type articles on its home page highlighting various stores and the discounts offered.

I found a couple of great examples to show you about this site. The first is the page for Amazon.com which has a not-so-complex matrix showing the categories of items and then the percentage off the item. You can click, say, 50% off in the toys & games category and you are linked directly to Amazon's page of toys & games at 50% off. This is such a great time-saver and doing it this way is much faster than going to Amazon and typing in the search parameters. 1 click and it was done!

Another great store page I looked at is the Buy.com page which had at least 20 different valid coupon codes for you to use. I like the the expiration date of most codes is listed as is the specific details of what items the code covers and if there are any restrictions.

You can also search for stores by category or which are the newest coupons or the soonest to expire. There is an RSS feed to subscribe to and also an email subscription option. Let CouponTrunk.com help you save on your next online purchase!

Foot Locker, Champs, and Foot Action Friends & Family Coupons!

Foot Locker, Champs and Foot Action are hosting a Friends and Families Event from May 20-May 26. Just print the coupon for the store you want by clicking the store name below. Take your coupon to the store and get 30% off your purchase! These coupons can also be used online and have a special online code printed at the bottom of them.

With the coupons you can get polo shirts for under $5. Happy Shopping!

Foot Locker
Champs
Foot Action

Walgreens $5 off when you spend $25 coupon!

Thanks to Karen at Frugal RI Mama for alerting me to the $5 off when you spend $25 coupon to be used at Walgreens only on Wednesday (May 20) and Thursday (May 21) online or in the store.



To print the coupon click here. There are some great freebies this week at Walgreens that would work well with this coupon. To see this week's Walgreens deals click here and to learn more about shopping at Walgreens click here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friendlys FREE Ice Cream - June 6

From 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2009, Friendlys will host its FREE Ice Cream Day! This is the second annual FREE ice cream day and last year the company gave away 300,000 FREE cones! You can choose any flavor you would like in a single scoop cone or dish.



Friendlys offers 26 flavors from Hunka Chunka PB Fudge to Black Raspberry and everything in between. Friendlys are mainly located on the east coast and are a personal favorite in my family bringing back some wonderful memories.

In anticipation of the big day, Friendlys has developed a facebook quiz to determine their ice cream treat profile. Your personality will be matched to a signature Friendlys ice cream dessert (i.e. Fribble® “You are a smooth operator who never loses your cool”). This is a fun way to get the word out about FREE ice cream day.

Also, if you sign up for Friendlys Best Friends of Friendly’s (BFF) Club you'll get a coupon for a FREE 3 scoop sundae. Click here to sign up.

Ribert & Robert's Wonderworld & a chance to win $10,000!

I was recently given a copy of Ribert & Robert's Wonderworld DVD to review for my readers. Ribert & Robert's Wonderworld is a part-animated, part-live action television series shown nationwide on public access television stations.

The series is an educational one with Ribert, a toad who asks questions about everything and his friend Robert, a human boy as they journey together to find the answers. There is a lot of singing and dancing and the 3 year old that watched this video fell in love with it! She was clapping and singing along and of course asked to watch it again and again as soon as it ended.

Wonderworld has launched a new interactive website as a companion to the television series that showcases the "Golden Ribby Awards" where children can enter to win $10,000 after showing off their talents in the quarterly contest. All you do is film your child and their talent and then upload to the site. The other part of the website is interactive and fun where kids "travel" through an educational environment learning everything from yoga to cooking. Definitely check out the site - either to enter your child into the contest or for the interactive Ribert & Robert fun!

Arby's FREE food (with purchase) Wednesdays!

My friend Amy at Webfloss posted recently about some great deals Arbys is having each Wednesday all summer long!

Some stores are apparently requiring people to have the actual coupon for these deals, so you should sign up for Arbys extra club where you will receive these weekly coupons over email. You can sign up for FREE here. There are other reports that in some stores no coupon is needed so it will depend on your local Arbys.

The calendar for the summer is:

MAY
13 - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
20 - Free Chocolate Malt Swirl Shake with any sandwich purchase
27 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase

JUNE
3 - Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
10 - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
17 - Free Regular Sidekickers® with any sandwich purchase
24 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase

JULY
1 - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
8 - Free Orange Cream Swirl Shake with any sandwich purchase
15 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
22 - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
29 - Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase

AUGUST
5 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
12 - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
19 - Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
26 - Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

My View Survey Panel

My View Survey Panel is another of the legit survey companies that I have been (and continue to be) a member of. My View gives you a pre-qualifying series of questions before connecting you to the larger survey. I get at least one invitation per day to My View surveys.



My View is specifically looking for males at this moment but anyone is eligible to join. Have your hubby or boyfriend sign up to earn some extra money and maybe even get some cool new products to test!

Monday, May 18, 2009

FREE Skin Cancer Screenings

My friend Brandie at Free Sample Freak emailed me about where to get FREE skin cancer screenings and I thought this was very valuable and important information that I needed to share with my readers. Thanks, Brandie!

Throughout the month of May, there will be FREE skin cancer screenings at 285 locations across the country sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. Click here to check for locations near you and the dates and times the FREE screenings are available.

You can also check the following for additional locations to get screened:
Skin Cancer Takes Friends
Road to Healthy Skin Tour

It's important to be screened and this is FREE screening. Make sure to take some time this month to do it.

FREE Kerastase Treatment/Blow Dry - Wednesday, May 20

On Wednesday, May 20, participating Kerastase Paris Salons are offering a FREE treatment and blow-dry. To see if a location near you is participating click here. You'll need to call first to make an appointment, the salons will not be accepting walk-ins that day.

After you have confirmed a location near you and made an appointment by phone with the salon, advising them that you will be coming to redeem the FREE offer, head over to the website here and print the invite. You must bring the invite with you to the salon and as with most offers, this is while supplies (and availability) last. One treatment and blow-dry per person and salons can set the hours when they will honor this offer.

For more information, you can click here.

$20 in Slim-Fast Coupons!

You can get $20 in FREE Slim-Fast coupons by joining the Slim-Fast online community here.

Slim-Fast

Just click here and then any of the banners. Enter your information to create a FREE account. You'll get an email confirming your registration. Make sure to keep an eye out for the email and click the link to confirm your registration.

After you confirm your registration, click on “Looking for our TV offer?”, in the lower right-hand corner. Then click on “sign in” under where it says “Already a Slim-Fast member?”

You'll now be able to print your first set of coupons ($2 off a multipack and $3 off 2 multipacks - you'll get 2 of the last one). Within about 3 weeks you will get a link emailed to you for an additional $12 in coupons!

If you're looking to lose weight or get healthy, you can also click here for a FREE fitness plan from Curves.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

FREE Digiorno Flatbread Melts coupon - sign up begins at midnight!

You can sign up here beginning at midnight (and good until 100,000 people have signed up) to get a coupon for a FREE Digiorno Flatbread Melt. This is offered by Kraft foods and if you can't stay up until midnight, they will likely be available still in the morning, but I can't make any promises to that!

These flatbread melts come in four flavors (Chicken Parmesan, Chicken & Bacon Ranch, Steak & Fire Roasted Vegetables and Italian-Style Meatball & Four Cheese) and look yummy. Trying out new products for FREE is always nice. Hope everyone gets this one!

CVS 5/17-5/23

The Frugal RI Mama, Karen, has this week's best CVS deals for you. This isn't the best week at CVS but it's even worse for those of us in Florida. We Floridians got a "special" ad this week, unlike the rest of the country (well, California, too - they have no ECB's all month while they merge with Longs!) and the pickings are slim for us! I'm not even going to highlight the Florida ad and I skipped CVS today. Below are a few of the deals for the country minus Florida. For information about shopping at CVS please read my earlier CVS 101 post. For the rest of this week's CVS deals, read Karen's full post here.

Right Guard or Dry Idea, On Sale 2/$5.00 Get $2.00 ECB's wyb 2 (limit 3)
Use $2.00 printable Dry Idea
Buy 2 Dry Idea
Final Cost: FREE + $1.00 money maker

Colgate Sensitive, On Sale $3.99, Get $2.00 ecb's
Use $1.00 cpn in 5-17-09 SS
Final Cost: $.99 after ECB's

Johnson & Johnson Swaps Twin Pack 1000ct, On Sale $4.99 Get $2.00 ECB's
Use $1.00 cpn in 3-8-09 RP
Final Cost: $1.99 after ECB's

Walgreens 5/17-5/23

Karen at Frugal RI Mama has this week's coupon and deal match-ups for Walgreens. The transaction I did this morning follows. For more information about shopping at Walgreens, please read my Walgreens 101 post here. For the full list of this week's deals, check out Karen's full post here.

Mitchum, On Sale $1.99 with in ad coupon
Use $.75 coupon in 05-10-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $1.24

Right Guard Professional, On Sale $5.99 Get $5.00 RR
Use $1.00 cpn in 4-19-09 SS
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Colgate Visible White Toothpaste, On Sale $4.49, Get $4.49 RR
Use $1.00 printable coupon
Final Cost: FREE + $1.00 money maker after RR

I went to Walgreens this morning to use $4.50 in RR that was set to expire today. I didn't really need anything but my mother flipped through the ad and saw the Splenda so I decided to buy that and found a coupon. Here is my transaction:

Walgreens plastic cutlery, On sale 2 for $1.00 with in-ad coupon
Bought 2, used in-ad coupon
Paid $1.00 for both

Dove Beauty Bar (1 package of soap), On sale for $.98
Used $1.00 off any Dove face product from 5/17 Sunday paper
Went through fine, register didn't even beep!
Item was FREE (even got the $.02 overage!)

Edge Shave Gel, On sale for $1.99, get $1.00 RR
Used $.75 coupon from 4/26 Sunday paper
Paid $1.24, got back $1 RR

Splenda, 100 count package, on sale for $2.99 with in-ad coupon
Bought 2 and used $3.00 off 2 coupon from 3/29 Sunday paper
Paid $2.98 for both

Used the $4.50 RR and paid $.97 on a Walgreens giftcard from previous month's rebate. Walked away with 6 items and $1 in RR to use on a future purchase!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunday 5/17 Coupon Preview

Tomorrow there will be four (4) coupon inserts in the Sunday newspaper, 2 Smartsource, 1 Red Plum, and 1 Proctor & Gamble. This is a good week to stock up on inserts - you can buy extra papers, ask friends and family for their inserts, or even use a coupon clipping service, such as <'>Coupon Clippers or Cents-Off where you can buy multiples of coupons.

Please note that next Sunday, 5/24, there will be no coupon inserts due to the Memorial Day holiday.

In my opinion, the top 10 of tomorrow's coupons will be the following (remember, some coupons are regional so you may not always get the exact ones listed here), not in any specific order:

1. Bic Soleil Disposable Shaver $3 off
2. El Monterey Tornados, 8.4oz box $1 off (use with the "Try me free" peelie to get an overage)
3. Healthy Choice All Natural Entrées $1 on 2 (good to use with a BOGO)
4. Soft Scrub B1G1F up to $4.69 (good to use with a BOGO)
5. Wheat Thins Crackers, 7.5oz-10oz FREE wyb (1) Ritz Crackers 13.66oz-16oz – up to $3.49 value (combine with the Kraft coupons you printed this week)
6. Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste $1 (usually makes for free toothpaste)
7. Johnsons Body Care Wash or Lotion $1 (use on the trial size if not specifically excluded on the coupon)
8. Pringles Fat Free Pringles, 165g+ $1 on 2
9. Pringles, 180g+ $1 on 2
10. Mars M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Dove, 1.16-2.13 oz, B1G1F up to .85 (good to use with a BOGO)

Nicole's Nickels on the Radio, 4/30, 5/7, and 5/14

Here are my last 3 weekly radio segments (4/30, 5/7 and 5/14) from the Jennifer & Danny Show on 97.9 WRMF. There were some technical difficulties with the station getting the poscasts posted but here they are! If you're local to the West Palm Beach, Florida area you can catch me live every Thursday morning between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. If you're not local you can listen live online here or just wait for me to post the podcast!

May 14



May 7



April 30

Top 10 Giveaways of the Week - 5/16

Here are this week's top 10 giveaways! Remember to read each blogger's giveaway post as entry requirements vary by blogger. Good luck and please let me know if you win!

1. Free Sample Freak - Double Fruity Giveaway (ends May 26)
2. Frugal RI Mama - Kleenex Anti-Viral & $50 Visa Giftcard (ends May 26)
3. Life Starring Ellie and Eve - 500 customized business cards by Uprinting.com (ends May 23)
4. The Life and Times of the Perry Family - Palm Tree Necklace from Mademoiselle Jewelry (ends June 2)
5. The Funky Monkey - Cover Bee Laptop Sleeve (ends May 20)
6. A Blog of Goodies - $20 to Suzies Confections (ends May 31)
7. A Pysch Mommy - Cupcake Couture Package - necklace, apron and soap- (ends May 30)
8. Annie's Home - Marla's Mandel Bread (ends May 17)
9. Jolly Mom - 100 photo birth announcements or holiday cards from Photo Affections (ends May 28)
10. Is It Monday Already - Steamboy T1 Steam Floor Mop (ends May 28)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Publix 5/14-5/20

Sheri at Swaggrabber has this week's best Publix deals. I'll highlight a few below but you'll want to be sure to check out her full post (and explanation of abbreviations used) here. If there is no Winn-Dixie near you or you're looking for the match-ups for another store, check out The Grocery Gathering by Be Centsable - just about every store is listed there!

McCormick Grill Mates BOGO $1.99-
Use two $1/1 coupons found in the 03-15-09 RP insert
FREE after coupons

Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce BOGO $2.29-
Use two $1/1 coupons found in the 05-10-09 SS insert
$.14 each after coupons

Yoplait Yogurt BOGO $2.50-
Use two $1.50/1 PRINTABLE coupons
FREE after coupons plus overage

Fiber One Bars BOGO $2.50-
Use two $1.35/1 PRINTABLE coupons
FREE after coupons plus overage

Walgreens 101

As I get more readers to my now not-so-new blog, I find myself answering similar questions about CVS and Walgreens and how to shop there. I've decided to write a post dedicated to each store as a 101 for beginners type post. In these "101" posts, you'll learn how to shop at CVS and Walgreens to best maximize your money and coupons. If you follow the tips, you can save 90%+ on your shopping trips!

Walgreens recently discontinued its EasySaver rebate and catalog program so their only rewards program is currently the Register Rewards (RR) program.

Walgreens has ads in their weekly flyers that you can get in the Sunday paper or emailed to you after you register at http://www.walgreens.com/. There is no rewards card at Walgreens so there is no limit to the amount of deals you can get since they have no way of tracking who is buying what.

Register Rewards (RR's) expire after just 2 weeks and have an expiration date on them. The Walgreens near me will not take expired RR's so make sure you use them before they expire! RR's are just like cash though they do not pay tax.

The biggest myth at Walgreens is that if you use a coupon on an item you can't get the RR for that item. I routinely am able to get RR's when I use a coupon and when I call corporate they tell me that this is correct. If you run into a problem with an RR not printing and are not satisfied after speaking to a manager, you can call corporate at 1-877-250-5823 or call Catalina, the company who prints the RR's and can issue an RR if you should have received one at 1-888-8coupon. A word to the wise - check to see if the Catalina machine has a green light on it - could be that the machine is off and that's why nothing printed. Also, check the ad to make sure you are purchasing the EXACT item advertised for sale.

Please be advised that you CANNOT use RR's to pay for the same item you got the RR from. For example, if you buy Colgate toothpaste and get $2 RR's from buying it, you cannot use the $2 RR's you got to buy more Colgate toothpaste. The RR's do not "roll" and it will beep and won't be accepted. You can use RR's that you got from another promotion and it will work just fine.

Walgreens often has great clearance items that you can find easily in the aisles with a bright red sticker in front of the price. There is also an endcap to an aisle (usually in the back of the store) full of clearance items to look through. If you can find one and match an item to the coupon, you'll have likely found yourself a FREEBIE or almost freebie!

If you have any questions about shopping at Walgreens, please leave a comment or send me an email!

Friday FREEBIES and great deals!

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE Nescafe Taster's Choice Stick Pack Sample

FREE sample of SunCrystals sweetener

FREE Alterna Haircare

FREE sample of Hawaiian Tropic Suncare

FREE sample of Bodycology Hand Soap, Lotion, and Mist in your choice of scents

FREE sample of Drinkin' Mate Hangover Defense

FREE sample of HealthiFeet Foot Cream

FREE sample of Gas-X Thin Strips

FREE sample of Just Like Sugar

FREE Kellogg's All-Bran Promise Pack (cereal, fiber bar, drink mix)

FREE 7 issue subscription to Sport Diver magazine (no credit card needed, no bills received)

FREE subscription to Forbes magazine (no credit card needed, no bills received)

FREE subscription to Flying magazine (no credit card needed, no bills received)

Still available:
Sign up for the FREE Box Tops for Education Newsletter and earn money for your school
FREE sample of Prilosec OTC
FREE Slim-Fast coupons ($20 worth!) when you register
FREE sample and coupon for Nicoderm CQ
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)
FREE baby/family samples
Join Dove Dimensions Online for FREE samples and printable coupons

You can get a coupon for a FREE chocolate bar every Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time by clicking here. Read my earlier post about this deal here.

Have you done the $1 burnless bakeware deal yet? If you have, you can do it up to 3 times per month, getting $1 shipping each time. Click here to read my earlier post about it to learn how to handle the $1 shipping trial offer. This is very high quality silicone bakeware and you only pay $1!

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 2 giveaways:
1. $30 to Edible Gifts Plus, ends May 22
2. Joolwe matching CZ necklace and earrings, ends May 22

Make sure you've signed up for Freeflys, MySavings, Cool Savings, Shop4Freebies, and Startsampling for many more FREE samples!

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