Monday, August 31, 2009

FREE Personalized Photo Card Shipped Directly to the Recipient!

I love these FREE card offers. This one is completely free from cardstore.com- you create the card, add a photo and personalization and then tell them who to send it to. They'll send it FREE of charge and help you make someone special's day brighter! The offer starts tomorrow so make sure to log on and get your card completed!


The folks at cardstore.com created The Hope Collection of cards in support of The Week of Hope, a campaign to lift the nation's spirit by the sending of greeting cards. The goal is to send 300 million messages of encouragement from September 1 to September 7. The people at cardstore.com are helping to reach this goal by offering their Hope Collection cards for FREE!

It's simple to make your own FREE card. Just log on between September 1 and September 7 and choose a card from the Hope Collection. Add a photo and personalization and use the code SENDHOPE when you check-out. Please note that at the top of the checkout page it will ask for a credit card - just scroll down and add the promotional code then apply and you won't need to enter the credit card information! They will print the card, and mail it to your designee.

PLUS - if you post a message on cardstore.com's Facebook fan page wall about how you did this offer, you'll be entered to win a personalized stationary set!

The fine print of the offer: "Free card offer is valid for one card per customer from the designated Hope Collection. The shipping option must be direct mail to your recipient. SENDHOPE coupon code is valid from 9/1/09 at 12:01 ET to 9/7/09 at midnight PST."

Piggy Paint Review & Giveaway

I remember having my nails painted as a little girl and loving it! Well, times have changed and now people are much more careful about using polishes and polish removers on kids. If you've been fearful before, Piggy Paint is here to allay those fears! Piggy Paint is a new product line of all-natural, non-toxic nail polishes and removers.

Piggy Paint has an extensive line of nail polishes in a wide array of colors. They even have their own nail polish remover. I was sent a bottle of the "Girls Rule" color which was a bright and shimmery magenta and a bottle of the nail polish remover. I was amazed that neither of these products has a smell to them. They bill themselves as "safe", "odorless" and "hypoallergenic". I had read about them in OK Magazine (a guilty pleasure of mine) and was thrilled to be able to try out the product. It worked just like regular nail polish and remover without any of the chemicals!
As a special to Nicole's Nickels readers, Piggy Paint is offering a special coupon code (NICKEL15L) that you can use through September 30, 2009 to get 15% off the entire website, including sale items! If you spend over $25 shipping is FREE!



The awesome folks at Piggy Paint have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers their own $20 code to the Piggy Paint website. To enter, you MUST visit the Piggy Paint website and then leave a comment telling me what your favorite nail polish color on the site is. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winners. 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 (each one below gets you one additional entry):

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 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 September 9 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!

Best Deal Magazines, Week of 8/31

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: PXSS96 Offer Expires September 6, 2009)
$5 OFF $30 (Code: MNDSS96 Offer Expires September 6, 2009)
$7.50 OFF $40 (Code: MQQSS96 Offer Expires September 6, 2009)
$10 OFF $50 (Code: MQPSS96 Offer Expires September 6, 2009)

Weekly Specials:
Everyday with Rachael Ray - $9.00 for 1 year with coupon code RAY 50

This week's deals of the day are:
Monday - American Rider, $8.49
Tuesday - Consumer Reports, $20.49
Wednesday - Mac Life, $5.29
Thursday - Family Fun, $4.29
Friday - Disney & Me, $12.39
Saturday - Dog Fancy, $11.69
Sunday - Yoga Journal, $3.89

Allure FREEBIES, Today ONLY!

Each weekday for the month of August, each hour from 12 pm until 6 pm Allure is giving away fabulous FREEBIES! Today is the last day of the month and the last day for these FREEBIES!

All times are eastern. You can get a reminder on your cell phone if you text "FREESTUFF" to Allure (255873).

Here is the link to click.

Monday, August 31
12 pm Nine West Ankle Suede Boots ($129)
1 pm Ardell Fashion Lashes Starter Kit #110 ($5.99) First 500
2 pm VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Body Brilliance and Body Lotion ($65) First 150
3 pm Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in Me Purple ($20) First 10
4 pm Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment – ($65) First 50
5 pm Davines Solu Refreshing Solution Shampoo ($48) First 50
6 pm FX Special Effects Curl Booster Scrunching and Curling Spray ($8.99) First 500

Thanks, Frugal Plus!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

KMart Super Doubles is back this week!

Kmart Super Doubles is back this week! I know the last one just barely ended but they are doing it again. The rumour in the blogosphere is that this is the last Kmart super doubles event until after the first of the year! That is a long time away.

I have a few coupons set aside to head to Kmart this week during my lunch but I did my big shops during the last event.

To see coupon and deal match-ups check out the following blogs:

Hip2Save

My Frugal Adventures

Coupon Clippin' Mama

These ladies have extensive lists with many printable coupons so even if you don't get the Sunday newspaper you can save big this week! Remember, not every Kmart participates - your best bet is to call your local store and ask!

CVS, 8/30-9/5

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.

This is a good week at CVS and I had $11.99 in expiring ECB's so I went to CVS this morning. The deals are first and then my transaction follows. Happy shopping!

Clairol Loving Care Hair Color, On Sale $4.99, Get $2.00 ECBs (limit 1)
Use $4.00 cpn in 8-2-09 P&G insert
Final Cost: FREE + $1.01 overage after ECB’s

Bayer Contour Monitor, On Sale $14.99 Get $5.00 ECB’s (limit 2)
Use up to $30 cpn in 2-10-09 RP, 3-22-09 SS
Final Cost: FREE + $5.00 overage after ECB’s

Aquafresh Iso-Active Whitening Toothpaste, On Sale $4.99 Get $3.00 ECB’s (limit 1)
Use $1.00 printable coupon
Final Cost: $.99 after ECB’s

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My Transactions

Transaction 1
Glade Scented Reed Diffuser, On sale for $6.99, Get $6.99 ECB's
I used the $2.00 RedPlum printable coupon

Sensodyne Iso-Active Toothpaste, On sale for $4.99, Get $3.00 ECB's
I used the $1.00 printable coupon

Softsoap Nutriserums Body Wash, On sale for $4.99, Get $2.00 ECB's
Used $1.00 off coupon from September All You Magazine

I used $11.99 in ECB's and paid $2.09 out of pocket. I got back $11.99 in ECB's

Transaction 2
5 small (4 oz) packages of Nabisco cookies, On sale 4 for $5, Get $1.00 ECB's
(I bought 2 Nutter Butter, 1 Oreo, 1 Lorna Doone, and 1 Chips Ahoy)
Used 2 of the $1.00 off 2 Nabisco cookies from the $55 in Nabisco coupons booklet

Total was $3.00, used the $3.00 in ECB's from the toothpaste purchased in Transaction 1 and paid 0 out of pocket. Got back $1.00 in ECB's.

Note that there are also $.75 off 2 Nabisco cookies coupons from the 8/23 SS insert if you don't have the Nabisco booklet

I ended up buying 8 items, paying $2.09 out of pocket, and still having $9.99 in ECB's for future weeks!

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Newbie Transactions

In just 3 easy transactions you'll pay NOTHING out of pocket, get 8 items, and still leave with $4.00 in ECB's!!

Transaction 1
Buy 1 Bayer Contour Monitor, On Sale $14.99 Get $5.00 ECB’s
Use up to $30 cpn in 2-10-09 RP, 3-22-09 SS
Pay 0 out of pocket, get $5.00 in ECB's

Transaction 2
Buy 1 Glade Fragrance Collection Scented Reed Diffuser 1.62 oz or Soy Candle 4.9-10oz $6.99, Get $6.99 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $2.00 RedPlum printable coupon
Use the $5 in ECB's from Transaction 1
Pay 0 out of pocket, get $6.99 in ECB's

Transaction 3
Buy 1 Aquafresh Iso-Active Whitening Foaming Tooth Gel $4.99=$3Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $1 coupon from here

Buy 5 small (4 oz) packages of Nabisco cookies, On sale 4 for $5, Get $1.00 ECB's
Use 2 of the $1.00 off 2 Nabisco cookies from the $55 in Nabisco coupons booklet

Use the $6.99 in ECB's from Transaction 2
Pay 0 out of pocket and get $4.00 in ECB's!

You can keep rolling the ECB's but I wanted to limit it to 3 transactions this week. There are so many other great ECB deals this week!

Walgreens 8/30-9/5

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 haven't been able to get back into shopping at Walgreens for some reason and I don't have any RR's. My stockpile is really large at the moment and my parents and brother are definitely well-stocked too so I probably won't be shopping there this week. That being said, there are some good deals you may want to take advantage of!

Rembrandt Toothpaste, On Sale $5.00
Get $5.00 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Carefree Ultra Protection Ultra Protection Pantiliners 16ct, On Sale $1.99
Get $1.00 RR
Use $1.00 printable coupon
Final Cost: FREE + $1.00 overage after RR

Men’s Zone 6 Blade razor system, On Sale $3.99
Get $3.99 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Colgate 360 ActiFlex toothbrush, On Sale $2.99
Get $2.99 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Theraflu Cold, Cough or Sinus relief, On sale $4.99
Get $3.00 RR
Use $2.00 printable coupon
Final Cost: FREE after RR

School Supplies Sales!

Because different parts of the country start school at different times, there are still some great school supplies deals this week! Here's what I see from Staples, Office Max, and Office Depot this week.
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Staples

15 cents (Sun-Wed, limit 4)
1 subject notebooks

50 cents (Sun-Wed., limit 2)
#2 pencils, 8 pack
Pink cap erasers, 12 pack
Bic pens, 10 pack
Glue Sticks
Copy paper, 500 sheet ream ($5.79 less $3.79 instant savings less $1.50 easy rebate)

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Office Max

1 cent (limit 3)
Crayons, 24 pack
Protractor
Metal compass

20 cents (limit 3)
1 subject wide or college ruled notebooks
Ballpoint pens, 12 pack

50 cents (limit 3)
Pink erasers, 3 pack
laminate or 2 tone folders

BOGO FREE
Any Sharpie Permanent Marker, Accent highlighters or Expo dry erase markers

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Office Depot

FREE when you spend $5 or more (excludes tax and value of free item)
Acrylic ruler
Eraser caps, 12 pack

10 cents (limit 3)
Compass

20 cents (limit 10)
Glue sticks, 4 pack

25 cents (limit 3)
Sharpie highlighter

30 cents (limit 3)
Papermate pens, 10 pack

50 cents (limit 3)
1 inch binder

99 cents (limit 3)
Magnetic rubber calculator

There is also a large assortment of items that you get a FREE bonus item on each pack

Saturday, August 29, 2009

FREE $10 Giftcard to Participating Malls!

Participating malls around the country are offering a FREE $10 gifcard to customers! Check out this list of participating malls and the rules regarding the promotion.

Just find the mall local to you on the list, then log on to that mall's website (google to find the mall website). Then find the icon that says "What not to Wear". Click it and click on the "$10 mall giftcard" to be taken the link to fill in your information. Fill it in, then print out the voucher and take it to the mall you signed up for during the promotion (September 17-19) to get your actual giftcard.

They are only giving away 500 per mall so you'll want to hurry! The closest mall to me is Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, FL - When I checked they still had over 300 giftcards to give out still.

Also, during the promotion period, if you bring receipts totaling $75 in purchases from the mall tot he Shop Smart Zone inside the mall, then you'll get another $10 giftcard from the mall!

Thanks, Mom Saves Money!

Sunday Coupon Preview, 8/30

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



In tomorrow's paper there will be three (3) inserts, 1 Smartsource (SS), 1 RedPlum (RP) and 1 Proctor & Gamble (P&G).

Top 10 Giveaways, 8/29

Don't forget to enter my 2 current giveaways (both end August 30)
1. Pillsbury...simply Cookies
2. Fiber One Yogurt

Here are this week's top 10 giveaways! Please read each blogger's giveaway post carefully as instructions may vary. Good luck and let me know if you win!

1. Mommy Enterprises - Yoplait Thick and Creamy prize pack (ends August 31)
2. Work at Home Mafia - Become a Fan on Facebook for the chance to win $100 Amazon egiftcard (ends end of September)
3. Shop it to Me - Enter fashion definition for chance to win subscription to Harpers Bazaar (ends September 4)
4. Freebies4Mom - Dole Fruit Bowls (ends September 3)
5. A Shopper's Quest - Heaven's Alchemy Perfume (ends September 10)
6. Deal Seeking Mom - Acer Inspire Timeline Laptop (ends September 2)
7. Bargain Briana - Zhu Zhu Pets (ends September 11)
8. STL Mommy - Chex Mix Bars (ends September 10)
9. Chief Family Officer - In Balance Mattress Topper (ends September 2)
10. Common Sense with Money - Paknaks (ends September 2)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Winn-Dixie, 8/26-9/1

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!

Mueller's Pasta BOGO $1.59 -
Use the $1/3 PRINTABLE coupon-
OR Use the $.50/2 coupon found in the 08-09-09 SS insert
$.46 each after best coupon

Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar BOGO $4.29-
Use two $.50/1 PRINTABLE coupons
$1.64 each after coupons

Post Cereal BOGO $4.49
Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Bran Flakes, Raisin Bran, Grape Nuts-
Use the $/2 coupon found in the 07-26-09 SS insert-
OR Use the $2/1 PRINTABLE Honey Bunches w/Pecans coupon-
$.75/1 Upromise coupon--
if the pecan version is included
$.19 to $1.74 each after coupons - money maker w/ Upromise coupon

Emerald Dry Roasted Nuts 2/$4 = $2.00 each-
Use two $1/1 coupons found in the 08-16-09 SS insert
$1.00 each after coupons

Join Nielsen HomeScan!

I blogged before about Nielsen HomeScan and am happy to announce that they have reopened their applications! I have heard from several readers who tried again to apply and were accepted this time after being denied the first time. Don't be discouraged if you aren't accepted - just try again in a month or so. You never know what demographic they are looking for at any given time.

Nielsen HomeScan is a program that is FREE to join and you are never under any obligation to continue the program. You fill out their application and once accepted are mailed a handheld scanner which you scan all of your purchases into each week.



The information you scanned is uploaded via your computer once a week and that's it! You earn points for each week you scan and upload the items and the points convert to prizes! There are also occasional surveys to complete that give you points. Remember "playing cashier" when you were little? Now you can do it as an adult, from the privacy of your own home - and even earn some prizes! ;)

Friday FREEBIES and great deals, 8/28!

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE sample of Fancy Feast appetizer for cats

FREE sample of Iams cat food

FREE Hallmark card

FREE sample of Always Flexi-liners

FREE sample of Nicoderm CQ

FREE sample pack of DinoVite for pet itching and scratching

FREE Beech Nut baby food starter kit

FREE Dentaburst Freshening teeth cleaning sample

Still available:
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 ultimate diabetic socks
FREE Homemade Simple coupon booklet
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)

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.

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. Pillsbury...simply Cookies - ends August 30
2. Fiber One Yogurt - ends August 30

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, August 27, 2009

Dell Vado Handheld Video Camera for $39.99 PLUS 4% cash back!

It's not too early to think about holiday gifts! Here is one that's sure to please just about anyone on your list! You can get Dell's Vado handheld video camera in your choice of silver or pink for just $39.99 with FREE shipping! When you add your ebates 4% cash back, it makes the deal even better! And if you're new to ebates, you'll get $5 just for signing up!

So log in to ebates (or register if you are new to ebates), then search for Dell Home, and click on the site through ebates - that's how you'll get your credit and 4% cash back. Then once you're on the Dell site, type "vado" in the search box and you will see the pink version and the silver version - both marked down to $39.99 from $84.99 with $45.00 instant savings! This is a savings of over 50%! Plus the standard 3-5 day shipping is FREE!

Thanks to Becky at Nickels n Dimes for this great deal!

Publix 8/27-9/2

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:

Mrs. Cubbison’s Croutons, Assorted Varieties, 5 or 6-oz box, BOGO $1.39
-B1G1 from 07-26-09 RP & 06-21-09 RP
-$.55/1 Hangtag
The B1G1 means TWO FREE boxes!

McCormick Grinder Seasoning 0.77 to 2.12-oz bot, BOGO $1.99
-$1 off 2 McCormick Grinders And (6) Ears Of Corn Tearpad
-$1/1 “Nothing Goes To Waist” (exp 8/31)
The $1/1 means FREE bottles of seasoning!

Del Monte Fruit or Fruit & Gel, 4-pk, 3.75 to 4.5-oz cup, or Fruit Chillers, 8-ct, 2-oz tube, BOGO $2.75
-$1/2 chillers from 08-02-09 RP
-$1/1 PRINT
Use the $1/1 to pay .38¢ per package!

Ken’s Steak House Marinade or Buffalo Wing Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz bot, BOGO $2.79
-$1/1 from 08-02-09 SS
-$1/1 Hangtag
Use the $1/1 to pay .40¢ per bottle!

NEW Red Plum Printables!

Along with a new month comes a new batch of printable coupons on Red Plum! You can access Red Plum by clicking here or by clicking the widget on the right hand sidebar underneath the other 2 coupon widgets.

Remember, you can usually print two (2) of each coupon. You never know when coupons reach their print limit so print as many as possible now. Printing them from Nicole's Nickels helps to support the site. Most stores now accept Internet printable coupons but make sure to check their policy first!

$3 Advil and ThermaCare
$1/1 Advil Product
$1/1 Benecol Spread
$1/1 Disney High-Quality Vitamin Products
$2/1 Five Star Binder
$1/2 Five Star Products
$0.50/1 Lean Pockets
$1/4 Meow Mix Market Select or Wholesome Goodness Cups
$1/1 Meow Mix or Wholesome Goodness Dry Cat Food
B1G1 Pure Protein High Protein Bars
$2/1 Rimmel Mascara
$1/1 Rimmel Product
$1/5 Scotties Facial Tissue
$1/1 Snausages Dog Snacks
$1/1 SnawSomes! Dog Snacks
$1/1 ThermaCare Product
$1/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener
$1/1 Vaseline Lotion Product
$1/1 Vaseline Men Lotion Product

Join Panera's Community!

I often blog about how much I love loyalty programs and online communities affiliated with my favorite retailers. Here is one for the Panera Insights Community that I had never seen but was happy to sign up for as I really enjoy Panera!

It's FREE to join and you'll be asked to give periodic feedback and complete surveys. It says that "as a thank you for each online survey that you complete as a member of the Panera Insights community, you will be awarded Panera gift cards, or be eligible for entry into a sweepstakes." I'll take that!

The survey took about 8 minutes to complete and at the end I was accepted into the community.

Thanks, Moms by Heart!

Mystery Guest, Inc.

I've had Mystery Guest, Inc. on my to-blog about list for several months and I'm excited to tell you about this company. I have completed several shops for them (for me, their only shops are a big name "chain" of restaurants that most everyone I know LOVES) and find their reports to be very straightforward without lengthy narrative.

They pay with giftcards though - so the first shop you do you'll pay for the food and then receive a giftcard for the restaurant. You CAN use the giftcard on subsequent shops so I roll the giftcard like it's ECB's! I'm serious!

Anyway, Mystery Guest, Inc. sends an email out once a month when they release new shops and if they don't have the dates you want listed just shoot them an email with your availability and they will try to accommodate you.

Once you've signed up it may take some time to be "accepted" - they'll accept you pretty quickly if they need shoppers in your area. If you don't hear back from them within a few weeks, you can always send an email just letting them know how interested you are in shopping with them. They have been a super nice company for me to deal with.

As always, it's FREE to sign up to be a mystery shopper for any of the companies I blog about. You can read more about the mystery shopping companies I blog about here. Please read my Mystery Shopping 101 post for more information.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Coffee Deal!

Calling all coffee lovers! You can get 3 boxes of Gevalia Coffee (your choice of flavors) PLUS a stainless steel travel mug for just $3! That is an incredible price for high-quality coffee. There is NO obligation with this - you will be signed up for their auto-ship program but can cancel anytime you want without incurring a fee or a minimum order. You can cancel with a quick phone call, this is an easy one to deal with. This could make great gifts and/or holiday stocking stuffers!

From My Inbox...

It's a busy week here at Nicole's Nickels and my email inbox is overflowing with great deals for you!

*Becky at Nickels 'n Dimes has a LONG list of match-ups for the Kroger mega-event that you'll want to check out while planning your trip.

*The Redemption Unlimited Gals wanted me to tell you all about the fabulous meal deals that can be found at Ikea throughout the year - feed a family of 4 breakfast for just $4!

* Think your child is the cutest? Submit their photo to Lands End's new Ready, Set, School photo contest for a chance to win $4,000 towards college tuition!

* Sara at Dealicious Mom put together a comprehensive list of places you can sign up to test products for. I love my FREE products to try out!

*This Labor Day, Connect by Hertz members in New York can take out any Connect car from 7 pm Labor Day night (Monday, Sept 7) to 10 am Tuesday morning, Sept 8, for only $25.

*Enter this sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000 courtesy of AllAmericanDirect.com, a leading e-commerce provider of consumer electronics and satellite services. No purchase necessary. Valid through November 3, 2009

*Would you believe that 57% of people would rather save $50 each week than have sex or lose weight? How about that 45% of women feel better when they cut grocery costs versus the 24% who feel better sticking to an exercise regimen? Check out this fabulous article on AllYou.com about "Everyday solutions for tough times" and see the other statistics the writers found out - many will surprise you!

*Julie at Frugal Shopping with Julie has information for you about a new $5 off when you spend $25 for in-store use coupon at Walgreens valid this week only, Wednesday through Saturday!

$75 in Make-up for just $13, including shipping!

This is one HOT e.l.f. deal! This deal will net you the following items for just $13, including shipping:

1. Beauty encyclopedia (with 6 powder eyeshadows, 2 cream eyeshadows, 1 eyeliner pencil, 1 duo sided eyeshadow brush and smudge brush, 8 lip colors, 1 lip Pencil, 1 lip brush, 2 blush colors, 1 face highlighter, 1 bronzer, 1 blush brush and mirror)

2. An instructional DVD on applying make-up (great for a teenager!)

3. 5 additional $1 make-up items

4. flip-flops

5. pink nail polish

You can get the above Beauty Encyclopedia and instructional DVD for just $20 shipped with coupon code BTSABE. Just make sure to add both items to your cart (Step-by-step Instructional DVD #51023 $20.00 and The Beauty Encyclopedia #35007 $25.00 - find both under the "kits" tab). This coupon code will get you FREE shipping (and a total of $20 for the 2 products) and at this point, any additional items you add to your cart will also be FREE shipping.

To sweeten the deal, they are offering a FREE 1 year subscription to Vogue magazine OR a $12 rebate when you spend over $25. Add 5 additional $1 items to your cart to reach the $25. Choose the $12 rebate and you're now spending just $13 for the encyclopedia, the DVD, and 5 additional items - including shipping! Try the code FLOPS as well and you'll get FREE pink nail polish and FREE flip-flops to boot!

It's not too early to be thinking about the holidays especially with great deals like this one!

Thanks, Swaggrabber!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FREE Hallmark Card!

Walmart has an awesome new FREEBIE that I wanted to share today since I am sure it will go fast. They are giving away a FREE Hallmark card when you enter your contact information here. I imagine it will be a generic kind of card but with card prices these days, this is a great freebie!

Review: Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes

I was recently sent a package of Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes to try and tell my readers about. I am a toner/cotton ball person and so the idea of this big towelette kind of scared me. I tried the original clean 30 count package and was impressed by the concept. These towelettes are marketed as being able to remove waterproof mascara and are safe for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive skin.



The package is a plastic resealable package which makes it easy to work with. This product touts that it removes 40% more make-up than the other towelettes on the market. I've been using these towelettes for a week or so now and am impressed with how much they are able to take off and how clean my face feels when I am done. The smell is pleasant and my skin feels soft and refreshed after using them.

You can also visit Pond's to get more information on the Pond's Superior Clean money back guarantee, find summer beauty tips from fashion and beauty expert Jenn Falik, download coupons for Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes and find proprietary Pond's research for an in-depth explanation of the science behind the Pond's exclusive cleansing system. Yes, you read the correctly - there is a money-back guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied with the product!

Cellfire - Reload!

It is time for NEW Cellfire coupons for you to load to your store loyalty card! There is now a Cellfire banner on my right sidebar (underneath the blue coupons.com banner) where you can quick load the coupons you select. You can also access Cellfire by clicking here.

What is Cellfire? Cellfire is a company that offers no-print coupons that load directly onto your store rewards card or cell phone. Cellfire can currently be used at the following stores: Baker's
City Market, Carr's, Dillons, Dominick's, Fry's, Genuardi's, Gerbes, Hilander, JayC, King Soopers, Kroger, Owen's, Pavillions, Pay Less, QFC, Ralphs, Scott's, Smith's, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Randalls. The process is very simple - just link your store rewards card with your Cellfire login (it's FREE) and load the coupons. When you use your rewards card in the store you'll save money on the items that had e-coupons.

For more information on Cellfire, they have a comprehensive FAQ section that you can review here.

This month's Cellfire coupons (load by September 7 and use by September 21) are:

Cottonelle®: Save $.25 on any ONE (1) 4-pack or Larger COTTONELLE® Toilet Paper.

Huggies® Diapers: Save $3.00 on any two packages of Huggies® Diapers.

Kotex®: Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) KOTEX® Product.

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel: Save $.55 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries.

Green Giant Veggies: Save $.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Hamburger Helper®: Save $.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Old El Paso®: Save $.60 when you buy any TWO Old El Paso® products (Excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products).

Progresso® Soups: Save $.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks: Save $.50 when you buy 2 BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Nature Valley Granola Bars: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

Fiber One® Bars: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars.

Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix: Save $.40 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mix: Save $.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.

Cocoa Puffs® cereal: Save $.75 when you buy Cocoa Puffs® cereal.

Betty Crocker Potatoes: Save $.40 when you buy any flavor Box or Pouch Betty Crocker® Potatoes (Except Potato Buds®).

Chex Mix®: Save $.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting: Save $.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Frosting (any flavors/varieties).

Yoplait® Kids Zone: Save $.80 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed: Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt.

Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Shapes: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Shapes.

Yoplait® Cups: Save $.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothies.

Betty Crocker® Warm Delights®; Save $.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

YoPlus®: Save $1 when you buy any flavor YoPlus® OR YoPlus® Light Yogurt 4-pack.
Select Cheerios®: Save $.75 when you buy any Frosted Cheerios®, Fruity Cheerios®, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios®, Banana Nut Cheerios® OR Yogurt Burst(tm) Cheerios® Cereal.

Fiber One Muffin Mix: Save $.50 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One(tm) Box Muffin Mix.

Progresso® Broth: Save $.50 when you buy ONE any variety Progresso® Broth.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters: Save $1 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

**Coleman Natural Hot Dogs: Save $1 when purchasing a nitrate-free Coleman Natural Beef Hot Dog.

**Coleman Natural Bacon: Save $1 when purchasing a nitrate-free Coleman Natural Hickory Smoked Bacon.

** Indicates regional offers only available in some areas. Please visit www.cellfire.com for details.

2 GREAT Magazine deals! (Update: 1 great magazine deal!)

The magazine deals keep coming!

You can get a 1 year subscription to Southern Living Magazine for just $5 through Amazon now! This is a great way to use your Amazon money you earn through Swagbucks or university-sponsored surveys!

UPDATE: Looks like this FREEBIE is already gone! You can get 3 years for FREE of Town & Country magazine. This is a Rewards Gold freebie- you'll need to fill out a survey but you won't give a credit card. You won't receive a bill so no worries. I get many FREE magazine subscriptions through Rewards Gold and haven't had any problems!

Monday, August 24, 2009

FREE 8x10 Collage at Walgreens on Wednesday!

Marybeth at Baby Goodbuys emailed to let me know about a fabulous offer Walgreens is having this Wednesday ONLY!

Get your pictures ready to make a fabulous collage. You create it online at Walgreens, then use the code "FUNDAY" to make it FREE. Choose to pick it up in store and there is no shipping cost at all. These collages make great gifts!

Best Deal Magazines, Week of 8/24

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: PXSS830 Offer Expires August 30, 2009)
$5 OFF $30 (Code: MNDSS830 Offer Expires August 30, 2009)
$7.50 OFF $40 (Code: MQQSS830 Offer Expires August 30, 2009)
$10 OFF $50 (Code: MQPSS830 Offer Expires August 30, 2009)

Weekly Specials:
Family Fun- $4.78 for 1 year with coupon code FAMFUN

This week's deals of the day are:
Monday - Charisma & Christian Life, $9.89
Tuesday - American Cowboy, $4.29
Wednesday - Body & Soul, $5.29
Thursday - Bridal Guide, $3.99
Friday - Camping Life, $5.29
Saturday - Cookbook Digest, $13.49
Sunday - Nylon, $3.29

Allure FREEBIES, Week of 8/24

Each weekday for the month of August, each hour from 12 pm until 6 pm Allure is giving away fabulous FREEBIES!

Every day log on at the top of each hour starting at noon eastern for your chance at some very cool freebies. I'm posting the schedule for the week here but to see the full schedule, check out Frugal Plus. All times are eastern. You can get a reminder on your cell phone if you text "FREESTUFF" to Allure (255873).

Here is the link to click.

Monday, August 24
12 pm BGB Generation Suede Pumps ($110)
1 pm Pssst Instant Spray Dry Shampoo ($5.99) First 500
2 pm Neutrogena Healthy Defense Oil-Free Sunblock Stick SPF 30 ($6.50) First 100
3 pm Wet n Wild Perfect Pair Lip Wand ($3.99) First 250
4 pm Clarins Single Eye Colour in Vibrant Violet ($20) First 100
5 pm Lea Journo La Forme Styling Lotion ($28) First 500
6 pm Orgins Eyeshadow in Copper Penny and Liquid Lip Shimmer in Mangolini ($18.50) First 50 get both

Tuesday, August 25
12 pm Donna Karan New York Dress ($995)
1 pm Redken Color Extend Total Recharge Spray ($16) First 50
2 pm Black Radiance Eyeshadow Quartet in Dessert Clay ($4.19) First 500
3 pm Aveeno Positively Ageless Firming Body Lotion ($8.99) First 100
4 pm Neil George Intense Illuminating Conditioner ($24) First 20
5 pm MD Skincare Aplha Beta Daily Face Peel ($78) First 250
6 pm Maybelline New York ExpertWear Eye Shadows in Seashell and Amathyst, Line Express Eyeliner in Soft Black, Dream Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting and Color Sensational Lipstick in Born With It ($28.45) First 10

Wednesday, August 26
12 pm Joie Cotton Silk Dress ($348)
1 pm E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow in Mysterious ($3) First 250
2 pm RickyCare NYC Rubber Min Bobby Pins ($4.99) First 500
3 pm Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Universal Anti-Aging Cleanser ($16.95) First 50
4 pm Paul Mitchell Smoothing Gloss Drops ($16.95) First 50
5 pm Dove White Beauty Bar ($2.77) First 100
6 pm Marilyn NinYes Brush ($21) First 30

Thursday, August 27
12 pm Lime Wool-Blend Jacket ($325)
1 pm Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Palette ($60) First 50
2 pm Styli-Style Line & Seal 24 Eyeliner Pencil in Deep Purple ( $5.99) First 500
3 pm Kiehl’s Stylist Series Strong-Hold Styling Gel ($15) First 500
4 pm Amazon Beauty Rahua Leave-In Treatment ($28) First 10
5 pm Got2b Dazzling Shine Spray ($5.99) First 50
6 pm Shu Uemura Art of Hair Fiber Lifter Volumizer ($30) First 150

Friday, August 28
12 pm Bop Bjjoux Bracelet ($150)
1 pm N.Y.C. New York Color Automatic Eye Pencil in Vampy Violet ($3.99) First 500
2 pm Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 ($10) First 100
3 pm GHD IV Styler FlatIron ($240) First 10
4 pm Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizer ($52) First 250
5 pm Ausie Deep 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Treatment ($7) First 300
6 pm Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint Blush in Peony ($9.99) First 50

Thanks, Frugal Plus!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

CVS 8/23-8/29

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.

There is another 3 day sale in this week's ad but the school supplies deals seem to basically be gone now. This week I am going to get the Lady Speed Stick deodorant for FREE with the coupon and roll some of my ECB's.

3 Day Sale – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

CVS/Caliber Composition Books 100ct On Sale $.99 Get $.99 ECB’s (limit 2)
Final Cost: FREE after ECB’s

Maybelline Mascara, On Sale Buy One Get One FREE

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, On Sale 2/$1.00

All Week Long Sales…

Carefree Ultra protection pantiliners 16ct, On Sale $3.79 Get $3.79 ECB’s (limit 4)
Use $1.00 printable cpn
Final Cost: FREE + $1.00 overage after ECB’s

Schick Intuition, Quattro men’s or women’s razor 1ct or 3-4ct razors, On Sale $8.99 Get $2.00 ECB’s (limit 1)
Use $4.00 cpn in 7/26/09 SS
Final Cost: $2.99 after ECB’s

School Supplies!

School starts in my county tomorrow but started last week in some of the other counties. I remember growing up in Virginia we always started the Tuesday after Labor Day! Because different parts of the country start school at different times, there are still some great school supplies deals this week! Here's what I see from Staples, Office Max, and Office Depot this week.
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Staples

1 cent (Sun-Wed, limit 20)
2 pocket paper folders

There is also a large assortment of buy 1, get 2 FREE which is good if you shop for more than one child!
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Office Max

1 cent (limit 6)
2 pocket folders, with or without prongs

20 cents (limit 3)
Glue combo pack - 4 oz glue and 2 glue sticks
junior scissors
wide or college-ruled filler paper

50 cents (limit 6)
composition book

1 dollar
Zebra retractable ballpoint pens, 5 pack
Post-It 2x2 cube
1 subject spiral notebooks
Pilot erasable highlighters, 3 pack

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Office Depot

FREE
2 pocket folder (limit 5) (FREE after instant savings)
Protractor (limit 3) (FREE after instant savings)
Sharpie Fine Point 5 pack (limit 3) (pay $4.49 and get Visa prepaid card for $4.49 when you submit rebate)
Sharp scientific calculator (limit 1)(pay $6.99 and get Visa prepaid card for $6.99 when you submit rebate)

10 cents (limit 3)
#2 pencils, 10 pack
pencil box

25 cents (limit 3)
Crayons, 24 pack
Scissors, 2 pack
Purell hand sanitizer

50 cents (limit 3)
Tug Pencil Sharpener

74 cents
Acrylic ruler

75 cents
Recycled Ballpoint pens, 10 pack
Ballpoint pens, 10 pack

79 cents
Pink erasers, 2 pack

99 cents
Filler paper, 150 sheets
Fashion portfolios
Glue stick

Walgreens 8/23-8/29

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 will probably head out at lunch one day this week from work to get the Cottonelle wipes and the Scotch mailer envelopes!

Children’s Benadryl, On Sale $4.99
Get $5.00 RR when you buy 2
Use (2) $1.00 cpn in 8/2 SS
Use $1.00 cpn from Walgreen’s Children’s Activity book (found in front of store)
Final Cost: $.98 for 2 after RR

Crest Whitening Expressions or Whitening Scope toothpaste or Oral0B Advantage Glide or 1-2-3 Toothbrush, On Sale 4/$10.00
Get $5.00 RR when you buy 4
Use $1.00 off any Oral B Advantage cpn in 08-02-09 PG insert
Use $1.00 off Crest Whitening cpn in 08-02-09 PG insert
Final Cost: $1.00 for 4 after RR

Folgers Classin Roast, On Sale 2/$5.00
Get $1.00 RR
Use $1.00/2 cpn in 08-02-09 RP insert
Final Cost: $3.00 for 2 after RR

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Winn-Dixie, 8/19-8/25

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!

Filippo Berio Olive Oil BOGO $7.99
- Use two $1/1 PRINTABLE coupons
$2.99 each after coupons

Oral B Toothbrush BOGO $3.19
- Use the BOGO coupon found in the 08-16-09 RP insert
- coupon is for the cross action hopefully it is included!
FREE after coupon

Chef Boyardee 10/$10 = $1.00 each
- Use B3G1 Free coupon found in the August All You
- OR Use the $1/5 coupon found in the 08-02-09 SS insert
$.75 - $.80 each after coupon

A Few Shortcuts: Weekly Meal Deal - $2.90 per person

This week's meal deal by Amanda over at A Few Shortcuts is Fiesta Nachos with Guacamole for just $2.90 per person! It looks yummy and is nutritious!
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. 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, 8/23

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

Tomorrow there will be 2 inserts, 1 SmartSource and 1 RedPlum. There may also be a sheet of Target coupons depending on where you live. The Target coupons look great because remember, you are allowed to stack 1 Target coupon with 1 manufacturer's coupon!

HOT 3 year FREE subscription to Marie Claire

This is a great freebie that will probably go fast so hurry! You can sign up to receive a FREE 3 year subscription to Marie Claire magazine!
I have received many FREE subscriptions through Rewards Gold. Just fill out the survey page, then the subscription information page and then you're done! Please note, you won't receive a confirmation or anything, you'll be taken to a page to sign up for a lip gloss - I don't recommend signing up for this, just close it out after you fill out the 2 pages I mentioned above. You won't give any credit card information and you won't receive any bills (you may receive renewal notices at some point but you can ignore these). This is a great freebie!

Top 10 Giveaways, 8/22

Don't forget to enter my 2 current giveaways (both end August 30)
1. Pillsbury...simply Cookies
2. Fiber One Yogurt

Here are this week's top 10 giveaways! Please read each blogger's giveaway post carefully as instructions may vary. Good luck and let me know if you win!

1. Mommy Enterprises - Crazy Dog T-Shirt (ends August 26)
2. A Shopper's Quest - Ponds Towlettes (ends August 30)
3. Moms By Heart - Get Fit Challenge Pack (ends August 26)
4. Freebies4Mom - E.L.F. Makeup gift pack (ends August 30)
5. Frugal RI Mama - IBW Kids Books (ends September 1)
6. Bargain Briana - Office Max back to school pack (ends August 28)
7. The Coupon Mommie - Honey Kix prize pack (ends August 29)
8. Classy Mommy - $200 Old Navy giftcard (ends August 27)
9. "Deal"ectible Mommies - Ergobaby carrier (ends August 30)
10. Jolly Mom - Mabel's Labels pack (ends September 4)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Publix 8/20-8/26

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:

Yoplait Yo-Plus Digestive Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4-pk, 4-oz cup BOGO $2.50
-$.50/1 from 08-09-09 GM
-$1/1 PRINT & PRINT & PRINT & PRINT & PRINT
The $1/1 makes each package .25

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4-pk, 4-oz cup BOGO $2.50
-$1/1 from 08-09-09 SS & 07-12-09 SS
-$1/1 PRINT & PRINT
-$1.35/1 Vocalpoint Q
The $1/1 makes each package .25¢–the $1.35/1 means FREE yogurt!

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt or Sorbet, or Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, Assorted Varieties, 1-pt ctn. BOGO $3.59
-$1/2 B&J – Whole Deal July/August 2009
-$.75/2 B&J-Whole Deal June/July 09
-$1/1 Starbucks from 08-09-09 RP
-$1/1; $2/1 Starbucks from 06-21-09 SS
The $2/1 means FREE Starbuck’s Ice Cream!!

Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, Assorted Varieties, 6-oz box BOGO $1.49
-$1/2; $1/3; $.75/2; $1/1; $.75/1 from 07-26-09 RP
-$1/2 PRINT
-$1/2 PRINT
The $1/2 IP means you pay .49¢ for TWO boxes!

Fiber One Yogurt Review & Giveaway

I enjoy eating some flavors of yogurt but can definitely be picky about which flavors I eat! I was excited to try the new Fiber One yogurt that is only 50 calories. It comes in 4 flavors (vanilla, strawberry, key lime pie and peach) and I chose the vanilla. I know, boring, but that is a good flavor for me as far as yogurt goes. I got the 4 pack and was excited that it had a far out expiration date as I don't eat yogurt regularly.

Until this yogurt - I ate all 4 cups in just 4 days - a yogurt record for me! I loved the tanginess of the yogurt and it's just 50 calories! This yogurt also has 5 grams of fiber which is already 20% of your daily recommended allowance. It is also a great source of calcium and Vitamins A and D which helps people with weight loss and maintenance as well as general health. You can see what top health expert "Hungry Girl" thinks about this yogurt and its benefits. By the way, these yogurts are 0 points on Weight Watchers!

Print your $1.00 off coupon for Fiber One Yogurt to start saving now!


The awesome folks at My Blog Spark and Fiber One have graciously decided to give three (3) of my lucky readers their own Healthy & Fit Weight Management Gift Bag which includes a cooler pack, divided storage plate, 2 utensils, a covered cup, and a coupon for a FREE 4 pack of this fabulous yogurt! To enter, you MUST leave a comment answering the question, "What is your guilty snacking pleasure?" Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winners. 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 (each one below gets you one additional entry):

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 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 August 30 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!

Friday FREEBIES and great delas, 8/21

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE sample of Parent's Choice Infant Formula (Thanks, BabyGoodBuys!)

FREE pork chop recipes e-cookbook

FREE $5 Cache card from Children's Orchard (Thanks, "Cents"able Momma!)

FREE crafts - 39 low-cost kitchen crafts

Print this coupon and bring to Olympia Sports for a FREE Tee (up to $6.99 value), exp. 8/25

Print this coupon and bring to Picture People for a FREE 8x10 or 10x13, exp. 11/23

FREE sample of Emergen-C

FREE sample of Astroglide Natural Personal Lubricant

FREE sample of Atomic Energy Bites

FREE sample of Aveeno shampoo & conditioner

FREE sample of No'Doz

Print this coupon to get a FREE 1 oz Pink body lotion from Victoria's Secret, no purchase required, exp. 9/7

Sign up for the Halo newsletter and get a coupon for $5 off treats, making them FREE!

Still available:
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 ultimate diabetic socks
FREE Homemade Simple coupon booklet
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)

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.

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. Pillsbury...simply Cookies - ends August 30

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, August 20, 2009

WINNERS - Eye Buy Direct Giveaway and Multiply Photo Book Giveaway

It's time to pick some winners! Chosen from random.org, the following are the winners of the Eye Buy Direct giveaway and the Multiply Photo Book giveaway. I've emailed the winners and they have 48 hours to email me back. If I don't hear from them within 48 hours, I'll draw new winners.

The winner of the Eye Buy Direct giveaway is ...dina who said... "I am also a subscriber to your blog!" tredinadavis at yahoo dot com on Friday, August 14, 2009 8:54:00 PM

The first winner of the Multiply Photo Book giveaway is justicecw who said... "I am an email subscriber", justicecw@XXX.com on Friday, August 14, 2009 1:06:00 PM

The second winner of the Multiply Photo Book giveaway is *Bee Girl* who said...
"From the "Tour", I learned that once you join Multiply, you get your very own unique web address to give to friends & family so that they can find your page effortlessly! I love that:~) I am a Nicole's Nickels subsriber & have been for a few months. Thanks so much for offering up this sweepstakes!! :)~*Michelle*
pearljamm@XXX.com, http://babybeanaroundthebend.blogspot.com onSaturday, August 15, 2009 4:59:00 PM

Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars is another get-paid-to site that I am a member of. I have been a member for a few months and find it easy to earn points just by clicking on the emails they send me to read.



They offer ways to earn points by taking surveys, shopping online and even playing games. There are also larger offers to complete that mean higher points. You'll get a $5 bonus just for signing up and you can cash out at $30.00. It seems like it will take a while at 2 cents an email (more for surveys and offers) but it actually isn't too bad - just click on the emails and you'll be on your way!

Use your separate "deals" email for this offer. You'll get a few emails every day to click on!

Pillsbury...simply Cookies Review & Giveaway

I love to bake but don't often do so because of time. I'm sure many of you are in similar situations! I prefer baking from scratch as I can control the ingredients and what goes into my food. That may change, though, with these very cool new cookies from Pillsbury called ...simply Cookies!

Pillsbury...simply Cookies are ready to bake pre-scored cookies found in the refrigerated section. They are available in two flavors (chocolate chip or peanut butter) and are made with wholesome ingredients like flour, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and have zero grams trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors or flavors and no preservatives. Wow, are my days of baking cookies from scratch over?

Thanks to the kind people at My Blog Spark, I was able to try a package of these cookies. I chose the chocolate chip and was happy with how easy they were to prepare. Just a few minutes to preheat the oven and separate the cookies onto the baking sheet and into the oven and then into my mouth! It couldn't have been easier and the cookies truly are delicious. I loved knowing how simple and natural the ingredients were and would definitely buy these again.

You can print a coupon for $1.25 off of these cookies right now!



The awesome folks at My Blog Spark and Pillsbury have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers their own Pillsbury...simply Cookies prize pack which includes a cookie jar, a canvas tote and a coupon for a FREE package of these fabulous cookies! To enter, you MUST leave a comment answering the question, "What do you do to make your cooking simple"? Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winners. 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 (each one below gets you one additional entry):

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 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 August 30 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!

Emailing Companies for Coupons!

One of my readers, Jen, recently sent me an email about emailing companies for coupons. I had never done this before and at her suggestion, emailed several brands I am loyal to to see if they had any coupons available to send me.

I simply went to the contact page (I am providing direct links for you) and wrote a short email about how I enjoy their products very much and am a dedicated couponer. I further asked if they had a mailing list for coupons or any coupons available that they could send me. I used google's auto-fill program to fill in the forms with the click of the mouse. The following companies responded to my requests with coupons (some even sent coupons for FREE products!):

John Morrell
Fresh Express
Alberto Culver
Bush's Beans
Frito Lay
Smuckers
International Delight
Colgate-Palmolive
C&H Sugar/Domino Sugar
Pepperidge Farm/Campbells
Arm & Hammer/Church & Dwight
Visine/Johnson&Johnson
Dannon
Pinnacle Foods
Continental Mills
Tylenol

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Kids Can Make This" Summer Boredom Busters

There are some great kids crafts ideas in the kids section of the "You Can Make This" website that I have featured on Nicole's Nickels before.

They are all FREE downloads and your kids can sew with a fun fish pillow, learn how to make homemade beads, paper bag books, and more!You can also sign up for their FREE newsletter and receive 7 e-books and an online video. They have newsletters for everything DIY, sewing, crochet, and embroidery. Each one of those comes with their own sets of free downloads, including how to make the "Debut" purse, how to appliqué, making a birthday table runner, and more.

All You Magazine - Just $17.95 for 12 issues!

You all know how much I love All You Magazine for its content and great coupons! The old price deal with Southern Living at Home has expired but they are now able to offer All You at a cost of just $17.95 for 12 issues. This breaks down to just $1.50 an issue which is a savings of almost $.75 per issue off the price at Walmart (the only place you can buy this magazine). Also, there is no hassle - you don't have to remember to go and pick up your copy, etc. It comes right to you in your mailbox, so easy!The ordering instructions have changed since the last time I ran this offer so please read carefully!

*Go to the Southern Living at HOME website.
Note: You must use this link to get the discounted price!
*Click: Contact Me (upper right hand corner)
*Fill out form with contact information
*Below form-click: How did you locate Southern Living At HOME?
*Select: Referred from Page-enter below
*Type in comment box: Nicole's Nickels ALL YOU offer
*Click: Send Information

Once she receives the request, Cheryl Hinton-our Southern Living at Home consultant, will contact you for payment information. You can pay by Credit Card, Check/money order or Paypal invoice.

Cheryl will place orders on the 1st and 15th each month. You can expect your first order to arrive approximately 6-8 weeks from the time Southern Living at Home submits the order to ALL YOU. If you have any questions email Cheryl directly at finallylarrys@yahoo.com and she will be glad to assist you.

Play Tic-Tac-Toe for Charity!

Tic Tac will donate $1 for every game of Tic-Tac-Toe you play! I'm embedding their cool game right into this post so Nicole's Nickels' readers can earn some money for CancerCare!




Today, August 19, in Times Square, Tic Tac and CancerCare will try to set a Guiness Book world record for the highest number of Tic Tac Toe games played simultaneously. The world record attempt is part of a larger partnership between Tic Tac and CancerCare to raise awareness of cancer’s affect on people with the disease, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.

CancerCare was founded in 1944 and since that time has assisted all people affected with cancer - patients, caregivers, family members, etc. They are a non-profit orgaization and provide all kinds of free assistance. Check out their website for more information and play some Tic Tac Toe for a good cause today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lands End Fantasy Backpack and Twitter Party!

Lands End has some great items for back to school that they want to let you know about. They have a cool interactive site called Packland - Fantasy Backpack Creator where I was able to create my own backpack. You can choose different themes, items to put on your bag and even the color of the bag. You can save the bag to share with your friends as I did below. What do you think?



Check out the site and make your own fantasy backpack! Until August 22, you can get a FREE Pack Pal (that's a little something to put on your backpack to make it uniquely yours!) with any backpack purchase.

Also, for some more great information about Lands End's back to school items. please join hosts 5minutesformom on Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 pm Central Time for a Twitter party! They will be there to answer back to school shopping questions as well as offer 20 giveaways during the 2 hour period! Just use #landsend to join in on the party!

What's a Twitter party? A Twitter party is where all participants will use the hashtag #landsend to participate. From there, people will send tweets as comments and questions and the hosts will run the giveaways. It's a party on the computer from the comfort of your home!

What's Twitter? Twitter is a social media site that is FREE to sign up for and use. Check out this newbie's guide to Twitter if you have questions on how to use the site.

Look for me at the Twitter party if you participate!

From My Inbox....

I never got around to posting a "From My Inbox" last week so this week's is a busy one! There are some great deals so make sure to read the whole thing!

*Christina from Northern Cheapskate emailed me to let me know how to download a FREE advance copy of The Full Plate Diet.

*get a FREE e-book containing 51 crochet crafts from FaveCrafts.

*Jennifer at Saving and Giving let me know about her new weekly feature called "A Time to Give" where she encourages bloggers and non-bloggers to share their giving stories and hopefully inspire others to be more generous. This is a great idea and I hope lots of people share their special stories!

*Jaime at Engineer a Debt Free Life posted about how to get FREE eye exams for children under 1 year of age. These eye exams can detect many eye problems early which is key.

*Do you love to karaoke? Well, make a family video of your best performance and upload it to Loud Karaoke for a chance to win a FREE Karaoke system!

*Check out the new back to school line of sneakers at Kids Foot Locker - they are inspired by notebooks and doodles and are very cool looking!

*Do you shop at A&P, Waldbaum's, SuperFresh, or The Food Emporium? If so, now you can add e-coupons to your store card by going to each store's website! The coupons you add will be deducted automatically at check-out.

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Create a DVD Photo Show for FREE - just pay shipping of $1.99

YesVideo recently contacted me with an offer that I thought may interest some of you. YesVideo is a video transfer company who has released the YesVideo Smileshow in beta version currently. This service allows you to compile videos and digital pictures into a DVD movie set to music. They are completely customizable via their website and you'll end with a perfectly finished DVD of your memories!

This would make a great gift or a nice keepsake from a special vacation, party or just because! YesVideo is offering Nicole's Nickels' readers the chance to create their own YesVideo Smileshow for FREE. The only cost you would be responsible for would be the shipping cost of $1.99. The DVD would contain up to 50 photos.

As I stated, the service is currently in Beta and in exchange for the fabulous offer they are requesting that you complete a short survey about your experience to assist them in further developing the service for release soon.

The code to use on the site if you are interested in creating your DVD is NICKELS and will give you a $15.00 credit good until August 31, 2009. This offer is good for the first 100 readers who respond!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Coupon - Venom Energy Drink!

Here is a hot coupon! Click the banner to print a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon for Venom Energy Drink.

Venom Energy Drink
 
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