Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September Online Offers

Here is September's online offers post! For those of you who are new, I have posted extensive directions on how to complete these offers.

Please, you MUST read the previous posts (here, here, and here) I have written about these offers very carefully - also read the comments left on those posts as those serve kind of as "frequently asked questions" that I respond to as well. If you have any questions, email or leave a comment. It's better to ask the question than to do something you aren't sure of and have it result in an unsuccessful offer.

It is very possible to be successful with these offers! Remember, you can only earn $1,000 in prizes from each Ideal sub-company (i.e. Bullseye, 123, etc.) so choose wisely! At the time of the posting of this, none of the offers posted required referrals. Offers can change at any time so be sure to review the terms and conditions before registering!

ESolutionsMedia
$50 Visa giftcard
$50 Visa giftcard and XXL Bag of M&Ms
PS3 Slim

Bullseye Media
$500 giftcard for USAir or American Airlines

123 Click
2 American Airlines airplane tickets

MarketLabs
Uggs Slippers
$100 Visa giftcard

eSolutionsMedia
$500 Kmart giftcard
$500 to Home Depot or Lowes

Jasper Marketing
$100 Target giftcard

Top Notch
$500 Visa giftcard
$500 giftcard - Visa, Chilis, TGI Fridays, Itunes or Ebay
$500 Visa giftcard
$500 Toys r Us giftcard
$500 Visa giftcard
$500 Visa giftcard and Twilight T-shirt
Nintendo DsI

HOT Facebook Offers

The Facebook offerskeep on coming! If you don't have a Facebook account yet it's free to sign up. I'm amazed at how many people from my past I have reconnected with on there. Not to mention it has become a fabulous source for freebies and hot coupons! Here are the latest Facebook offers:

1. Herbal Essences: Become a Fan of Herbal Essences and RSVP for their special gorgeous giveaway event from October 2-October 6. RSVP now and then come back on October 2 (a reminder will appear in your news feed) and you'll be able to score a FREE product!

2. Starbucks: Nominate your friend and they'll receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Starbucks Frappuccino.

3. Walgreens: Check out this post on how to get a FREE photobook for becoming a fan of Walgreens!

4. Lettering Delights: Become a fan of Lettering Delights and get a $10 off when you spend $10 code. Choose items at less than $10 and you won't even have to enter any payment information - a true freebie! This is mostly a scrapbooking site but there really is something for everyone, especially if it's FREE!

5. iTunes: Become a fan of iTunes and get a FREE 15 song sampler.

FREE Cookies for National Cookie Month

October is National Cookie Month. No, of course I didn't make that up! To go with this special month, there are a couple of great FREE offers for cookies you can take advantage of.

1. In honor of the month, Mrs. Fields is giving away a FREE cookie per customer on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 11 am until 1 pm. (Thanks, Frugal RI Mama!)2. Great American Cookies is giving away a FREE regular original chocolate chip cookie to everyone who signs up for their free email fan club, CookiE-mail. If you already belong, they will email you the free coupon on October 1. Remember to use your separate email address to sign up for this offer.
This offer is valid if you sign up for the email club anytime during the month of October. Sign-up requires just a name, birthday, zip code and email address. Yum!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FREE Night at the Theater!

This is a great FREEBIE that you'll need to check out now and then mark on your calendar. The Free Night of Theater Program offers 75,000 tickets for FREE in 120 different cities for a night out for a free show in October.

For local south Florida readers there are tickets available in Coral Gables, West Palm Beach, Manalapan, and Fort Lauderdale! Tickets for south Florida shows are available on October 1 at 4:00 pm. Tickets will go fast so make sure to visit the website as close to 4:00 pm as possible. If you're in another area just check the site to see when the tickets near you will be released. Enjoy a FREE cultural night out!

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

FREE Photobook from Walgreens - Just Become their Fan!

Walgreens wants you to be their fan!! On Facebook that is. We've been seeing lots of freebies and coupons from companies for becoming their fan on Facebook. It seems to be the new wave of things.

If you become a fan of Walgreens before October 2nd then you'll receive a FREE photobook. Please be advised that you will have to pay a small shipping fee. Photobooks make the best gifts! With the holidays coming up and all of us trying to pick out the perfect gift for everyone, how about something unique and personalized such as a photobook that lasts forever?

Just head on over here and become a fan of Walgreens on Facebook. They'll let you know around October 2 just how to redeem for your FREE photobook!

Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

ICU Associates

I have done several mystery shops with ICU Associates when I was offered a bonus. This company will offer high bonuses (including mileage and tolls) towards the end of the month to complete open shops. I did a shop very close to my house and was paid quite handsomely for not so much effort.

The shop reports are easy to enter and do not require substantial narrative. I receive emails when shops are open and when they are in dire need of you to do a shop you'll get several emails. You can negotiate fees with them towards the end of the month. I found the scheduler I dealt with to be very professional and payment was made via paypal on the timetable expected.

As always, it's FREE to sign up for these companies. You're under no obligation to do any shops whatsoever.

To learn more about mystery shopping, please read my Mystery Shopping 101 post. For a list of other mystery shopping companies I have discussed click here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Target Deals, Week of 9/27

Collin over at Hip2Save has a great list of Target deals. There are weekly match-ups with the flyer as well as ongoing deals. I had an interesting conversation with a woman in the Target corporate office (not the India call center) last week and hopefully she'll be able to straighten one of my local stores out on the coupon policy. I hate that it can be so frustrating sometime and was again advised that the "limit one offer per transaction" does NOT mean you can only use 1 Target coupon at a time. She stressed that transaction is different from purchase and you can only use 1 Target coupon per item (ie transaction) but can use as many as you want per purchase so long as there is just 1 per item. Whew. Now on to the match-ups.

For Collin's full list, check out her new post. She has a ton of ongoing deals for FREE items!

Buy 2 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Power 2-packs $1.99 each = $3.98
Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 9/27PG
Plus, use the $1/1 coupon from the 8/30PG (expires 9/30)
Final cost $0.49 per 2 pack!

Chex Mix on a temporary Price cut for $1.75
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from here
Plus, use the $1 Target coupon
Final cost $0.25 per bag!

Chex Mix small 3.75 oz bags $0.99(these are found in the checkout lanes)
Use the $1/1 Target coupon
Final cost FREE!
**The coupon will beep and need to be adjusted down. This is allowed as per corporate and Target's coupon policy. If you have an issue in the store, call Guest Services while in the store and hopefully they will help clear it up.

Hormel Compleats $1.89
Buy 2 and use the buy one get one free coupon from the August All You mag.
Plus, use the $2/1 coupon from the October issue of All You mag
Final cost 2 for FREE + $0.11 in overage!

Get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 Fusion Manual or Venus Embrace Razors or Cartridges priced at $7.94 each.
Deal scenario:Buy 2 Gillette Fusion Manual Razors $7.94 each=$15.88
Use 2 $4/1 coupons from the 9/27PG
Pay $7.88
Get back a $5 Target gift card
Final cost $1.44 per razor!

Kmart - Round 2! Spent just 2 cents for 49 items!

So I decided to hit Kmart today again after finding some more great deals. I ended up paying just 2 cents for 49 items! At the end of the transaction they actually owed me money (because of the $5 off $50 coupon and the $5 instant reward for buying the 5 Special K products) so I went to get a candy bar and ended up owing just 2 cents! Make sure to also read this post to see how I got 32 items for just 7 cents yesterday!
18 cans of Alpo dog food, $.60 each
Used 6 of the Save $1.00 when you buy 3 from the 8/23 SS
Coupon doubled so all were FREE

2 Ziploc bags, $2.00 each
Used BOGO coupon from 8/30 SS
Coupon doubled so both were FREE

2 Glade Refillable Candles, $3.69
Used 2 of the $1.50 coupons found inside the tin
Coupon doubled so each item was $.69

2 Refills for the candles, $2.50 each
Used 2 of the coupons for buy a candle get the refill free
Got both for FREE

1 Friskies Natural Treats, $1.99
Used FREE coupon from 9/27 SS
Item was FREE

3 Starbucks single serve Frappuccinos, $2.39 each
Used 3 of the $1.00 printable coupons
Coupons doubled and each was $.39

1 Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes, $3.00
Used $1.00 coupon from October All You Magazine
Coupon doubled and item was $1.00

1 bag of Hershey's Kisses, $2.50
Used $1.00 coupon from 9/13 SS

1 Reese Whipps, $.67
This was the item I needed to buy so they wouldn't owe me money

2 Hormel Compleats meals, $2.00 each
Used the BOGO coupon from the August All You
Coupon doubled so both were FREE

3 Rice Crispies Cereals, $2.25 each
Used 3 of the $1.00 Vocalpoint coupons
Coupons doubled so each item was $.25

5 Special K Cereals, $2.50 each
Used 5 of the $1.00 printable coupons
Coupons doubled so each was just $.50
BUT there was an instant $5 reward for buying 5 Special K Products and so I actually got a $2.50 overage here!

6 Coffee Mate Stick Pack Carton, $1.39 each (I bought 3 vanilla and 3 original)
Used 3 BOGO coupons from the 8/9 RP
Coupons doubled so each item was FREE

1 Kotex Liners, $1.29
Used $1.00 coupon from home mailer
Coupon doubled and item was FREE

1 Carefree liners, $1.39
Used $1.00 coupon from 8/30 SS
Coupon doubled and item was FREE

I used the $5 off $50 coupon before I handed over the rest of my coupons. I got the Whips bar as the cash register showed them owing me some money.

Best Deal Magazines, Week of 9/28

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: PXSS104 Offer Expires October 4, 2009)
$5 OFF $30 (Code: MNDSS104 Offer Expires October 4, 2009)
$7.50 OFF $40 (Code: MQQSS104 Offer Expires October 4, 2009)
$10 OFF $50 (Code: MQPSS104 Offer Expires October 4, 2009)

Weekly Specials:
Guideposts - $7.64 for 1 year with coupon code GP55
Vegetarian Times - $3.75 for 1 year with coupon code VEGGIE20

This week's deals of the day are:
Monday - Boy's Life, $5.29
Tuesday - Ebony, $3.89
Wednesday - Nylon, $3.49
Thursday - PSN: Playstation Magazine, $4.29
Friday - Everyday Food, $9.49
Saturday - Game Informer, $5.29
Sunday - Sporting News, $8.95

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Walgreens, 9/27-10/3

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 had some expiring RR's from the clearance deals I have been getting and wanted to use them today since the ad for this week is a pretty good one. I'll post Karen's highlights and then my transactions today below. As you can see there are a lot of FREE after RR deals!

Emergen-C Booster, On Sale $3.49
Get $3.49 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Robitussin DM to Go 2pk, On Sale $2.49
Get $2.49 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion, On Sale $6.99
Get $6.99 RR
Use $1.50 printable coupon
Final Cost: FREE + $1.50 overage after RR

Oral-B Advantge 1-2-3 Toothbrush, On Sale $3.00
Get $3.00 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

ChapStick Fresh Effects, On Sale $2.99
Get $2.99 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR
Halls Refresh sugar free, On Sale $1.00
Get $1.00 RR
Use $1.00 cpn in 9-27-09 SS
Final Cost: FREE + $1.00 overage after RR

Herbal Essence Hair care, On Sale $2.99
Get $2.00 RR
Use $1.00 cpn in 8-23-09 or 9-13-09 RP inserts
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Dentek Dental Care Floss 55yds or 35 pk floss picks, On Sale $2.00
Get $2.00 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Gilette Fusion, On Sale $8.99
Get $6.00 RR
Use $4.00 cpn in 9-27-09 P&G insert
Final cost: FREE after RR

My transactions:

Transaction 1
Buy 1 Herbal Essences Conditioner, $2.99 (Get $2 RR)
Buy 1 Halls Refresh, $1 (Get $1 RR)
Buy 2 bags Hershey's Kisses, $2.50 each (Get $1 RR when you buy 2)
Buy 1 small filler item (I bought $.59 item)

Use $1.00 off Herbal Essences coupon from 8/23 RP
Use $.50 off Halls coupon from October All You Magazine
Use 2 of the $1.00 off Hershey's Kisses coupons from the 9/13 SS
Use a $3.00 RR

Pay just $3.64 and get back $4 in RR

Transaction 2
Buy 1 Halls Refresh Sugar Free, $1.00 (Get $1 RR)
Buy 1 Herbal Essences Shampoo, $2.99 (Get $2 RR)
Buy 2 small filler item (mine totaled to $1.00)

Use $1.00 off Herbal Essences coupon from 8/23 RP
Use $.75 off Halls coupon from the 9/27 SS
Use a $2 RR from previous week
Use the $1 RR from Hershey's deal from Transaction 1

Pay just $.50 and get back $3 in RR

So in total, I spent just $4.14 out of pocket, got 9 items and have $6 in RR to use in the future.

CVS, 9/27-10/3

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 and then check out the Newbie Scenario I've posted below.

I had expiring ECB's this week so I made a trip this morning to roll them. My transaction will follow Karen's match-ups.

Here are Karen's highlights:

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion 6.8 oz, On Sale $7.99 Get $7.00 ECB’s (limit 1) (Sunday-Tuesday only)
Use $1.50 printable coupon
OR Use $1.50 cpn in 8-02-09 RP
Final Cost: FREE + $.51 Overage after ECB’s

Gillette Fusion, or Venus Embrace, or Spa Breeze Razor, On Sale $9.99 Get $5.00 ECB’s (limit 1)
Use $4.00 Gillette Fusion cpn in 9-27-09 P&G insert
Use $2.00 Venus Embrace cpn in 9-27-09 P&G insert
Final Cost: $.99 after ECB’s for Gillette Fusion

Colgate Toothpaste, On Sale 2/$5.00 Get $1.50 ECB’s wyb 2 (limit 4)
Use (2) $1.00 cpn in 9-13-09 or 9-27-09 SS insert
Buy 2
Final Cost: $.75 each after ECB’s

My Transaction:
I had $8.99 in ECB's to roll this week. Since I had so many ECB's I just did 1 transaction

Bought 1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion, $7.99, get $7 RR
Bought 2 copies of the CVS Reinventing Beauty Magazine, $.99 each (full of coupons!)
Bought 1 Cover Girl Clean Make-up Foundation, $6.19
Bought Cover Girl Ageless Blush, $10.00
Bought 1 caramel candy, $.33

I gave the cashier the $5 off when you spend $25 coupon I got by taking the flu IQ quiz
Use coupon for buy 1 Cover Girl foundation, get any Face Item FREE
Got $10.00 off for the free blush as per the coupon (no limit on free item on coupon)
Used $1.00 off Cover Girl item coupon from 8/30 PG
Used $1.50 printable coupon for Vaseline

Used my $8.99 in ECB's and paid just tax of $1.38
Received $12 in ECB's ($5 from Cover Girl and $7 from Vaseline!)

If you don't have any ECB's and you do the above deal with the coupons (without the caramel candy that I needed to use my ECB's), you would spend $8.66 out of pocket for the 5 items and get back $12 in ECB's which is a profit of $3.34 on the items!

Coupons.com Update, 9.27

Ever since I figured out how to set my printer to default print in black and white and on fast draft I am printing more coupons than ever! Each Sunday I am going to try to bring you the updated list of printable coupons from coupons.com! You can access these coupons from the blue widget on my right sidebar that has 3 coupons on it or by clicking here. Some of them are not available in all zip codes. You can print two (2) of each coupon by hitting the back button on your browser.

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

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

It's almost the first of the month so many of these coupons may be on their last days!

Aleve, $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer save $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer Plus, $1.00/1
Baby Bliss, $1.50/1
Barbara's Bakery Cereal, $1.00/1
Bayer Heart Advantage, $3.00/1
Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Frosting, $0.50/2
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $0.50/2
Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $0.50/1
Big G Cereals Cocoa Puffs, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals Cinnamon Toast Crunch, $0.55/1
Big G Cereals, Fiber One, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals, Kix, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals, Trix, $0.55/1
Budding Meats, $1.00/1
Caribou Coffee, $2.00/1
*NEW* Cascadian Farm, $1.00
Cats Pride Cat Litter, $1.00/1
Challenge Dairy, $0.55/1
Challenge Dairy Butter, $0.75/1
Cheez-it, $0.75/1
Chex Mix, $0.50/1
Chex Mix Select, $0.50/1
Chex Mix Bars, $0.60/1
Citracal, $1.00/1
Citracal and Bayer, $4.00/2
Claritin Childrens, $2.00/1
Claritin Non Drowsy, $4.00/1
Clairitin D Non Drowsy, $3.00/1
Claritin Eye, $3.00/1
Cosamin ASU, $4.00/1
Cosamin DS, $3.00/1
Cosequin, $1.50/1
Crunchmaster, $0.75/1
Energizer Hearing Aid, $1.00/1
Feline Pine, $1.50/1
Fiber One Chewy Bars, $0.40/1
*NEW* Fiber One Muffin Mix, $0.50/1
Flex-A-Min save $4.00
Flinstones Vitamins, $1.00/1
Freschetta, $1.00/1
Foster Farms Lunchmeats, $1.00/2
*NEW* Foster Farms Lunchmeats tubs, $1.00/2
FRS Healthy Energy, $2.00/1
Haagen-Dazs, $1.00/1
Hamburger Helper, $0.75/3
Hellmann's Best Foods $1.00/2
*NEW* Hershey's White, Chocolate or Strawberry Milk, $0.50/1
John Freida, $1.00/1
Keebler Sandwich Crackers, $0.55/1
Keebler or Sunshine 100 Calorie Right Bites, $1.00/2
Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars, $1.00/1
Kentucky Legend, $2.00/1
Kings Hawaiian Bread, $0.75/1
Litehouse, $1.00/2
Mariani, $1.00/1
Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection Mascara, $3.00
Milk Bone, $2.00/1
Milk Bone, $1.00/1
M5 Magnum Razor, $2.00/1
Natures Bounty, $2.00/1
Nature Valley Granola Bars, $0.40/1
Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, $1.00/1
Newman's Own Thin & Crispy Pizza, $1.00/1
Nexcare, $3.00/1
OmegaMint, $1.00/1
One A Day and Citracal, $4.00/2
One A Day and Flintstones, $3.00/2
One A Day VitaCraves, $1.00/1
Opti-Free, $1.00/1
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations, $1.00/2
Phillips Colon Health, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $1.00/2
Pillsbury Grands, $1.00/2
Pillsbury Holiday Cookies, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, $0.40/2
Pillsbury Rolls, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Savorings, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $0.55/1
*NEW* Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls, $1.00/2
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls, $0.40/2
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, $0.55/2
Ponds, $1.50/1
Progresso, $0.50/1
Purely Decadent, $1.00/1
Reser's Fine Foods, $1.00/1
RID, $2.00/1
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, $1.00/2
Scotchguard, $1.00/1
Similasan Allergy Eye Relief, $2.00/1
Similasan Anxiety Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Ear Relief, $1.00/1
Similasan Sleeplessness Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Stress & Tension Relief, $3.00/1
Small Planet Foods, $1.00/1
Small Planet Foods, Muir Glen Products, $1.00/2
Special K Bars, $1.00/2
Special K Blueberry Cereal, $1.00/1
Special K Crackers, $1.00/1
Special K Chocolatey Pretzel Bars, $0.75/1
Special K Protein Shakes, $1.00/1
Truvia, $1.00/1
Wanchia Ferry Dinner Kit, $1.10
Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree, $1.50/1
Weight Watchers Cheese or Cream Cheese, $0.75/1
Welch's Juice or Light Juice Drink, $1.00/1
Yoplait, $0.55/1
Yoplait, $0.50/6
Yoplait Delights, $1.00/1
Yoplait Fiber One Multipacks, $1.00/1
Yoplait Go-Gurt, $0.80/2
*NEW* Yoplait Kids & Go-Gurt, $0.40/1
Yoplait Yo-Plus, $1.00/1
Zyrtec Eye Drops, $1.00/1

Drug Store

*NEW* Rite Aid, save 20%
Target, Wonka Gummies Candy Bag, $1.00/1

Non Food/Household Items:

Country Rx Card save up to 75%
Firestone Auto Care, $20 instant coupon
Hasbro My Little Pony, save $5.00 on your $20 purchase
Hasbro Nerf N Strike Blaster, $5.00/1
JC Penny Optical, $99 eyeglasses
Peebles Stores, 25% off 1 item
Pharmaceutical, save 25%

Thanks, STL Mommy!

Kmart Doubles - It's a Go! I spent 7 cents for 32 items!

Update: This was my first trip of this event. You'll definitely also want to check out my second trip where I spent just 2 cents for 49 items!

Sorry for this being the first post of the day, so late. By now I usually have the CVS and Walgreens deals already up. I'll get them up in the next hour or so, promise!

I'm late because I went to Kmart this morning and am happy to report that every one of my coupons doubled! So all of the back and forth about it being Proctor & Gamble coupons isn't right. As I suspected, Kmart's computers are programmed to double all coupons. I ended up getting 32 items and spending just 7 cents! Yes, you read that right, 7 cents.


Here is the breakdown for what I got:

3 packs of 14 packs of Bic Twin Select razors, each $3.49
Used 3 of the $2.00 coupons from the 9/20 SS
doubled to FREE

1 Kashi Go Lean Cereal, $3.99
Used $2.00 coupon received in the mail for joining Kashi Connect
doubled to FREE

1 Bic Silky Touch 10 pack razors, $3.49
Used $2.00 coupon from 9/20 SS
doubled to FREE

2 packages of Pounce Cat Treats, $1.39 each
Used BOGO coupon from October All You Magazine
doubled to get both items FREE

6 cans of Friskies Selects Indoors, $.82 each
Used 3 BOGO coupons from 9/13 RP
doubled so all 6 are FREE

4 cans of Pedigree + canned dog food, $1.09 each
Used 2 BOGO printable coupons
doubled so all 4 are FREE

6 cans of Purina One Wholesome canned dog food, $1.39 each
Used 3 BOGO coupons from 9/13 RP
doubled so all are FREE

2 packages of Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara, $3.29 each
Used 2 of the $2.00 off coupons from 8/23 RP (also one in the September All You Magazine
doubled so both are FREE

2 packages of Cesar Bistro dog meals, $.99 each
Used BOGO coupon from 8/16 or 8/30 RP
doubled so both items are FREE

1 Hormel Compleats meal, $2.00
Used $2.00 off coupon from October All You Magazine
doubled so item is FREE

2 Friskies Natural Sensations cat treats, $1.99 each
Used 2 FREE coupons from today's SS
Got both items FREE

1 LaCross Pedicure Stone, $3.49
Used $2.00 coupon from September All You Magazine
Doubled so item was FREE

1 pack of Wrigley's Rain Gum, $1.25
Needed a filler item because the cash register showed that Kmart owed me $1.32 and I knew that wasn't going to fly!

I added the gum and then my total was $.07. I gladly paid them the $.07. This happened because I used a $5 off when you spend $50 coupon (you can also get the coupon if you sign up for their email updates) before my other coupons were applied and I purchased only FREE items! Thanks to the ladies at the Lake Park, FL Kmart for being so great this morning!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Reminder - Enter Daily to Win a GE Appliance!

I hope you all are remembering to enter to win a GE Appliance every day right from Nicole's Nickels! I posted about this awesome giveaway a few weeks ago but wanted to remind you of it.

The widget to enter is in the right sidebar just under the current giveaways listing. You can enter once per day to win a brand new GE appliance of your choice - dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave or range!

Check out the widget for some great ideas about how to bring different generations together under the same roof.

Sunday Coupon Preview, 9/27

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



Tomorrow there will be three (3) inserts - 1 Smartsource (SS), 1 RedPlum (RP) and 1 Proctor & Gamble (PG). There are some great high-value coupons this weekend!

Top 10 Giveaways, 9/26

Don't forget to enter my 2 current giveaways:

1. Mollicoolz (ends September 30)
2. Yo Baby Meals (ends September 30)

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 has to work - Recycled map stationary (ends September 28)
2. Getting all my ducks in a row - Handmade Earrings (ends October 3)
3. I heart saving money - $20 Walmart giftcard (ends September 30)
4. Chief Family Officer - Nature's Valley Granola Nut Clusters Prize pack (ends September 30)
5. Surviving the Stores - 2 bags of Choffy (ends September 30)
6. Sweetie's Swag - StyleFixx Swag Bag (ends September 30)
7. Moneywise Moms - 18x24 photo poster print (ends September 28)
8. Coupon Dad - Yoplait Delights Prize Pack (ends October 3)
9. The Divine Miss Mommy - Bake Me a Wish Triple Chocolate Cake (ends September 30)
10. Leslie Loves Veggies - J*Flops Custom Flip-Flops (ends September 30)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Winn-Dixie, 9/23-9/29

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!

Progresso Soups BOGO $2.79
- Use the $.50/2 coupon found in the 09-13-09 GM insert
- OR Use the $1/3 PRINTABLE coupon
$1.06 to $1.14 each after coupons (must buy 6 to use the $1/3)

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

Honey Bunches of Oats $2.19
- Use the $2/1 PRINTABLE Pecan coupon
$.19 each after coupon

Mueller's Pasta $.79
- Use the $1/3 PRINTABLE coupon
- OR Use the $.55/2 coupon found in the 08-09-09 SS insert
$.46 - $.52 each after coupon

Hot New TV Show - "The Middle"

I was given the opportunity to preview the pilot "The Middle"a new TV show this fall premiering on September 30 at 8:30 pm eastern/7:30 central on ABC. The show is a half hour comedy starring Patricia Heaton who plays the mother of the family of 5. The show had me laughing out loud several times and I think just about everyone will be able to relate to the show and enjoy it.

Even though I don't have kids I really connected with the main character Frankie. Frankie has a husband and 3 kids and works full-time. The show centers around her daily life and struggles of being a mom and a worker and trying to do both well. I believe anyone can relate to Frankie in that it's often hard to keep your work life and home life balanced and both working functionally. Everyone has times when they have to be in 2 places at once - like when Frankie's son asks her to come to show and tell as his hero dressed in a superhero outfit. She goes and then when it turns out her son had the wrong day, heads to work still dressed in her superhero suit! We've all been in similar situations where you try to be everything to everyone. That's the story of Frankie's life.

While some of the comments will really make you mothers relate (Frankie says to her teenage son who walks around all day in boxers, "I can't hear you if you don't have pants on"), others are more universal ("I made dinner" says Frankie as she dumps takeout on the table). The show depicts your everyday dual income family and follows them through their trials and tribulations in an endearingly humorous manner. Tune in to watch the pilot on September 30 on ABC!

Become a Fan of the show on Facebook
Check out the show's My Space page

Disclosure: I have volunteered my time to watch the Pilot Episode of The Middle and I am not being paid for this post, however I was given an opportunity to view the show prior to air by Warner Bros.

Friday FREEBIES and Great Deals, 9/25

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE downloadable restaurant copycat recipes ebook

FREE baby samples from babytobee

FREE sample of Special K cereal

Want to save on your Groceries? Join Afullcup.com. Click Here

FREE Debt Free for the Holidays Book

FREE 12 crock-pot recipes from Martha Stewart

FREE sample of men's Lacoste Challenge

FREE 2010 Calendar from The New Yorker

FREE digital downloads of 25 issues of Taste of Home Magazine

FREE sample of Philosophy Unconditional Love Fragrance when you become their fan and add the app on Facebook

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 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)
FREE Fall Samples


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

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

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. Mollicoolz Giveaway - ends September 30
2. Yo Baby Meals Giveaway - ends September 30

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Update on Kmart Doubles Event

I was so excited this weekend when I learned there was going to be another Kmart Doubles event starting 9/27. I even emailed them and they emailed me back the list of the participating Florida stores which I promptly posted here on the site for you all to see. I also posted the guidelines they sent me. All was happy.

Until yesterday. I starting getting comments and emails from readers saying that the doubles event was for Proctor & Gamble (P&G) coupons only. I emailed Kmart customer service and received a response saying that the event was indeed for the P&G coupons only. My response was a little angry I think and I asked if they would honor the emailed guidelines they had sent me on Sunday which didn't mention anything about P&G coupons.

They responded saying that they didn't have the correct information when they emailed me but that only P&G coupons will be honored. I don't quite understand how they didn't have the correct information 7 days before the event.

I'll admit - I'm not quite sure if Kmart is capable of pulling this off unless their computers are going to be programmed to only double P&G coupons, if that's even possible. I wonder if their ad for this Sunday will say only P&G coupons. I guess we'll have to wait until Sunday and see what happens.

I'll keep you all updated as to what I am reading on the different boards and what happens when I go to my local Kmart store on Sunday to see exactly how the store is handling this issue.

From My Inbox...

Here is what's in my inbox this week:

*Shop at Home is having a fabulous contest where you can win a $100 Visa giftcard just by sharing a tip on how to reduce your grocery bill. Enter two times - once by becoming their fan on Facebook and posting the tip to their wall, the other by logging on to their site (it's FREE to join and you even get $5 for signing up) and posting a tip to their grocery guide. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, September 30.

*MobiQpons has launched a coupon application for the Blackberry Storm and is planning on releasing it for other Blackberry models in the next 2 weeks. Get hot coupons and offers right on your cell phone!

*Zack at Coupon Dad has information about getting very cheap Hasbro games at Target plus FREE pizza coupons on the products in October!

*Great sale at the store and need some extra coupons to buy multiples? Buy some coupons for low prices at Manufacturers Coupons

*Register for FREE at GetMarried.com and enter to win a FREE Bridal Jewelry Set

*Enter for FREE to win a $100 gas giftcard from CharcoCaps by taking a 2 question gas etiquette quiz!

*Karen at Frugal RI Mama posted about the 2 kids eat FREE promotion going on at Boston Market. The best part? No coupons needed!

*Becky from the Wondermommy Diaries has a new Bergwood code for you to use - QBSNEAK98723617 and it will get you 21 points. What is Bergwood? Read this post.

Publix, 9/24-9/30

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:

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, 13 to 18 oz box, or Just Bunches!, 17 oz box (excluding Family Size), save up to 3.99
-$2/1 PRINT (bottom right corner of page)
The $2/1 means each box is FREE!

Yoplait Yo-Plus or Yo-Plus Light Yogurt, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, save up to 2.50
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1/1 Yo-Plus or Yo-Plus Light 9-13-09 GM
Either coupon means you pay .25¢ per pack

Smart Balance 50/50 Butter Blend Sticks: Omega-3, Original or Made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16 oz box, save up to 3.49
-$1.50/1 09-13-09 RP
-$1/1 Blinkie
-$1/1 PRINT
If you have the $1.50/1 you’ll pay .25¢ per box after coupon!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Electrolux, Kelly Ripa, and National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of this month, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are hosting a text-a-thon to raise money for Ovarian Cancer awareness and research. It's so easy to participate and you can help make a difference!

To participate and donate $5 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, just text "KELLY" to 85944 from your mobile phone (standard text messaging rates apply) or log on to http://www.kelly-confidential.com/. $5 will be added to your cell phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Each time you donate, you'll be entered to win a new Electrolox Washer and Dryer in teal (the color symbolizing ovarian cancer). Here is Kelly's video about the campaign:



You can also send a virtual T-shirt to a friend and when you do so a $1 donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund will be made by Electrolux. If you purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Kelly Ripa, 100% of the proceeds going to OCRF. Check out Kelly Confidential today!

HOT Coupons

I'm going to try to bring you the hottest coupons I see each week. Some coupons reach their print limit quickly so it's best to print your 2 coupons right now.

$1.00 off 1 Dial Pomegranate Body Wash (This coupon does not exclude trial sizes and Walgreens has the trial sizes for $1.00, making them FREE with the coupon)

$3.00 off Sara Lee lunchmeat when you become their fan on Facebook (if not available, keep checking back)

Walmart coupon codes and special offers (ship to the store and pickup to save on shipping costs)

$1.60 off 1 Nature's Valley Nut Clusters (rumored to be around $2.28 at Walmart, so makes them just $.68 per bag)

$2.00 off 2 Pullups Wipes (the small packs are just $.64 at Walmart, making them FREE with the coupon)

Drugstore.com coupon codes (to stock up on your necessities)

$1.00 off Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (high value for this product)

$.50 off 1 Hershey's shelf stable milk (great especially if your store doubles!)

$3.00 off 1 Pedialyte (high value coupons are always useful!)

Beauty Tip of the Day Widget

Last week I added a new widget to my left sidebar (below the surveys and Juice Box Jungle) that I wanted to direct your attention to. It's called the "Beauty Tip of the Day" and provides just that - a new beauty tip for you each day!

You can choose tips for body, hair or face and from there you can select tips, products, video or bonus to get even more information. I have found some helpful information on the widget and hope you all do too! I'm sorry it's a little small, I had to squish it to make it fit in my sidebar.

By the way, the "bonus" category on the widget has some pretty good printable coupons on it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shop at Home Toolbar

I have blogged before about Shop at Home as a cash back shopping site. You register for FREE and then log in to the site each time you make a purchase online to get a percentage of your purchase back. I like to check all of the cash back shopping sites I am registered with to make sure I get the highest percentage back available.

Shop at Home also has a product samples area of their website so you can stay up to date with the latest freebies and samples! You'll need to download their toolbar to access this feature and then you'll be set. Just click the "free samples" tab once you're logged in and follow the instructions to download the toolbarThe toolbar has an alert feature to let you know when there are new samples available so you won't miss any! Remember to also check Shop at Home's "daily deal" that you can find on their home page - it changes each day and offers a great deal.

YoBaby Meals Review & Giveaway

I have blogged before about Stonyfield Farms and the Yo Baby line and am excited to introduce their newest product, Yo Baby Meals. These debuted in stores in July and you can find them at select grocers - near me, it's just Whole Foods. Hopefully more markets start to carry them soon. Yo Baby Meals are yogurt, fruit and veggies - all in one container! They come in 3 different flavors and the combinations are appetizing. I tried a bite of one of these and it actually wasn't bad! If you're a grown up who doesn't like vegetables this may be a good way to disguise them! The 1 year old who tasted these enjoyed them and ate more than usual.

They are served in 6 ounce cups - 50% more than the normal Yo Baby serving size. They provide more than 35% of a toddler's daily protein and calcium needs. They are priced at $1.29 per container. If you sign up for the Stonyfield newletter you may even get some ecoupons for these products!


The awesome folks at Yo Baby have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers a fabulous Yo Baby prize package, which includes a YoBaby reusable bag, an Eric Carle Growth Chart, 5 FREE YoBaby Meal Coupons, a YoBaby travel bowl with lid and utensils, and finally an Organic YoBaby bib (see above picture)! To enter, you MUST visit the Yo Baby website and then leave a comment telling me which flavor and variety you'd most like to try. 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 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!

Cellfire - Time to 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.

Please check the Cellfire website if you shop at ShopRite - your store was added this month in the beta phase!

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

This month's Cellfire coupons (load by October 10 and use by October 19) are:

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

Huggies® Diapers: Save $3.00 on any TWO (2) packages of Huggies® Diapers.

Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel®: Save $.55 when you buy any TWO (2) Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries.

Green Giant® Vegetables: Save $.50 when you buy TWO (2) any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Hamburger Helper®: Save $.75 when you buy THREE (3) any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Old El Paso®: Save $.60 when you buy any TWO (2) Old El Paso® products (excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products).

Progresso® Soups: Save $.50 when you buy TWO (2) any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Nature Valley® Granola Bars: Save $.40 when you buy ONE (1) BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

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

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® Cups: Save $.50 when you buy SIX (6) any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothies.

Betty Crocker® Warm Delights: Save $.50 when you buy ONE (1)any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

YoPlus®: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor YoPlus® OR YoPlus® Light Yogurt 4-pack.

Progresso® Broth: Save $.50 when you buy ONE (1)any variety Progresso® Broth.

Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters: Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG (1) any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

Pillsbury® Crescent Rolls: Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO (2) Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls.

Pillsbury® Grands!® Refrigerated Biscuits: Save $1.00 when you buy TWO (2) any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

Pillsbury® Frozen Grands!®: Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO (2) Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, OR Mini Cinnamon Rolls.

Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads: Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO (2) Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust).

Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough: Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES (2) any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough.

Fiber One® Cereal: Save $.55 when you buy any flavor Fiber One® cereal.

Bisquick®: Save $.60 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Yoplait®: Save $.55 when you buy any flavor 32 OZ. Yoplait® Yogurt.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch®: Save $.55 when you buy Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal.

Wanchai Ferry®: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Wanchai Ferry® Dinner Kit.

Yoplait® Fiber One®: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks.

*Coleman Natural Hot Dogs: Save $1.00 when purchasing a pack of nitrate-free Coleman Natural Beef Hot Dog.

*Coleman Natural Bacon: Save $1.00 when purchasing a pack of nitrate-free Coleman Natural Hickory Smoked Bacon.

*These are regional offers - please check cellfire.com for availability.

Monday, September 21, 2009

WINNERS - Broadway Season of Savings, Gala Glass and Go Picnic Giveaways!

It's time to pick some winners! Chosen from random.org, the following are the winners of the Broadway Season of Savings, Gala Glass and Go Picnic Giveaways. 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 winners of the Broadway Season of Savings giveaway are...FrugalNYC and cdziuba

The winner of the Gala Glass giveaway is ...Kitty

The winners of the Go Picnic giveaway are ...thekillerbeesx3, trungchem2002, and tredinadavis

Review: Dove Nutrium Moisture Body Washes

I am admittedly a little obsessed with body wash. Every time a new "flavor" comes out, I can't wait to try it. I like all different kinds of scents. One thing a body wash has to have for me is some substance - I want it to be creamy and produce a nice lather and leave my skin feeling soft and clean.

I was so excited to review Dove's new Nutrium Moisture body wash line. I am a big fan of Dove products and these products bill themselves as a breakthrough in technology to help keep skin moisturized and not stripped of its moisture as part of the normal cleaning process. With these products, Dove aims to deep clean your skin while maintaining (and even increasing) the moisture in your skin, something it claims no other body wash is capable of doing.I tried all 3 different varities - Deep Moisture, Sensitive Skin, and Gentle Exfoliating. I really liked them all though the Deep Moisture was my favorite. All 3 have that light Dove-ish scent and lathered nicely on my body pouf. I loved the way they left my skin - smooth all day! My bodywash stockpile is pretty large but I would gladly add these to my inventory.

By the way, there were coupons for these body washes in the 8/2 Red Plum for $2 off. Try them out today!

Mollicoolz Shakers Review & Giveaway

Ever feel like a milkshake but don't feel like dragging out the blender? If so, Mollicoolz Shakers are here to help! Mollicoolz Shakers are single serve milkshakes that you can find in the freezer section of your local grocery store - I've seen them at my Walmart. They are the frozen beads of ice cream - all you do is add milk (or another beverage), shake and enjoy!
I received some Mollicoolz Shakers in a variety of flavors to review. They were so cool and I really enjoyed how easy they were to prepare and how yummy they tasted. You just store them in your freezer - when you want one, take it out, shake to break up the ice cream beads and add liquid. I did most of mine with milk but did take their suggestion and put orange juice in the vanilla one - it tasted like a creamsicle and the Vitamin C is a good thing, right?

My favorite was the cookies and cream variety because of the mix of flavors. I found the serving size quite large and added a little more liquid than they recommended to make my milkshake thinner so I could drink it and didn't need a spoon. These are ideal for kids as there is no mess and no blender needed.

The awesome folks at Mollicoolz have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers 2 four packs of Mollicoolz! To enter, you MUST visit the Mollicoolz website and then leave a comment telling me which flavor you'd most like to try. 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 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!

Best Deal Magazines, Week of 9/21

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: PXSS927 Offer Expires September 27, 2009)
$5 OFF $30 (Code: MNDSS927 Offer Expires September 27, 2009)
$7.50 OFF $40 (Code: MQQSS927 Offer Expires September 27, 2009)
$10 OFF $50 (Code: MQPSS927 Offer Expires September 27, 2009)

Weekly Specials:
Consumer Reports - $18.92 for 1 year with coupon code REPORTS
ESPN - $7.49 for 1 year with coupon code ESPN

This week's deals of the day are:
Monday - Family Fun, $4.29
Tuesday - Luxe Interiors & Design, $3.99
Wednesday - Martha Stewart Living, $15.49
Thursday - Yoga Journal, $4.29
Friday - Psychology Today, $5.29
Saturday - Everyday with Rachael Ray, $10.49
Sunday - Your Big Back Yard, $13.49

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Walgreens, 9/20-9/26

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.

There are a ton of great clearance items at Walgreens. Clearance items vary by store but I have been able to score some good ones these past few days. Here's a short list:

*Mentos Spearmint Gum, $.42 - Use the $.55 off coupons
*Febreze Candle, $1.79 - Use the $2.00 off coupons
*Tide Lavender and Vanilla, $2.29 - Use the $1.00 off coupons
*Symphony Milk Chocolate extra large bars, $.50 - buy 2 and get $1.00 RR
*Ghirardelli Luxe Duet Bars, $.70 - Use the $1.00 off 2 coupon in the Walgreens booklet

I've heard of other great deals, mostly in the candy, laundry and cleaning aisles! I plan on heading to a few different stores this week during my lunch to see what else I can find.

Here are Karen's highlights:

ThermaCare Heat Wrap trial size, On Sale $2.49
Get $2.49 RR
Use $1.00 printable coupon
Use $1.00 cpn in 08-23-09 RP insert
Final Cost: FREE + $1.00 overage after RR

Oral-B Indicator toothbrush or Crest Toothpaste, On Sale 2/$4.00
Get $2.00 RR wyb 2
Use Oral-B BOGO FREE coupon
Final Cost: FREE

Campbell’s Soup, On Sale $.89 each with in ad coupon
Use $1.00/2 printable coupon for cooking soups
Buy 2
Final Cost: $.39 each

Welch’s grape jelly, On Sale $1.59
Use $.75 printable coupon
Final Cost: $.84 each

Kmart Double Coupon Event is Back Next Week!

Many people were told that the Kmart double coupon event in August would be the last until 2010. It turns out that wasn't true - thankfully! There will be a Kmart double coupon event from September 27-October 3 at participating stores. I emailed Kmart today and they responded with a list of the Florida stores that are participating. That list, along with the guidelines of the promotion, can be found below.

A tip that I learned during the last Kmart double coupon event is that BOGO FREE coupons double so you get 2 items for FREE if the item is under $2.00. I went through my coupons briefly this morning and there have been a ton of BOGO pet food/treat coupons where the items are under $2.00. I'll post match-ups later in the week so you can be prepared to shop!

The Florida stores participating (if you want to check on your state, simply email Kmart customer service at Custrel@customerservice.kmart.com and then leave a comment or send me an email telling me what stores are participating in your state) are:
"BELLEVIEW
BOCA RATON
BONITA SPRINGS
BRADENTON
BRANDON
CALLAWAY
CLEARWATER
CLERMONT
CRYSTAL RIVER
DAVIE
DAYTONA BEACH
ELLENTON
FERNANDINA BEACH
FORT MYERS
FORT PIERCE
FORT WALTON BEACH
GAINESVILLE
HIALEAH
HOLLYWOOD
HUDSON
INVERNESS
JACKSONVILLE
KEY LARGO
KEY WEST
KISSIMMEE
LAKE MARY
LAKE PARK
LANTANA
LARGO
LUTZ
MARATHON
MIAMI
MOUNT DORA
MURDOCK
NAPLES
NEPTUNE BEACH
NEW PORT RICHEY
NEW SMYRNA BEACH
NICEVILLE
NORTH MIAMI
NORTH MIAMI BEACH
OAKLAND PARK
OCALA
ORANGE CITY
ORANGE PARK
ORLANDO
PALATKA
PALM BAY
PANAMA CITY
PANAMA CITY BEACH
PEMBROKE PINES
PENSACOLA
PERRY
POMPANO BEACH
ROYAL PALM BEACH
SARASOTA
SEBRING
SEMINOLE
ST AUGUSTINE
ST PETERSBURG
TALLAHASSEE
TAMPA
TITUSVILLE
VERO BEACH
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Limit 10 coupons, per day, per customer may be doubled. Participating
stores only. Amount of credit from doubling a coupon cannot exceed the
current retail price of a single item. No cash or in-store purchase
credit will be awarded for any amount exceeding the retail price of the
item. Limit 1 coupon for each item purchased. Only 1 coupon will be
doubled per item. You may only purchase 4 of the same item using double
coupons. Excludes Buy One, Get One offers, Kmart Savings coupons and
Kmart Store coupons. Coupons do not apply to sales tax. Limit 10
coupons per customer per day. Offer excludes products prohibited by law,
including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco, and prescription
medication. Not valid on non-merchandise, federal or state regulated
items, prior purchases, Lands? End, Sears merchandise rung on Sears
registers within Kmart and kmart.com. In the event of a return, coupon
savings may be deducted from the refund. Exclusions apply. Please see
store associate for details. Sears Holdings (Kmart) reserves the right
to modify or cancel this program at any time."

Coupons.com Update

Ever since I figured out how to set my printer to default print in black and white and on fast draft I am printing more coupons than ever! Each Sunday I am going to try to bring you the updated list of printable coupons from coupons.com! You can access these coupons from the blue widget on my right sidebar that has 3 coupons on it or by clicking here. Some of them are not available in all zip codes. You can print two (2) of each coupon by hitting the back button on your browser.

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

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

Aleve, $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer save $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer Plus, $1.00/1
Baby Bliss, $1.50/1
Barbara's Bakery Cereal, $1.00/1
Bayer Heart Advantage, $3.00/1
Bayer Heart Advantage, $1.50/1
Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Frosting, $0.50/2
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $0.50/2
Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, $0.75/3
Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, $0.75/2
Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $0.50/1
Big G Cereals Cheerios, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals Cocoa Puffs, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals Cinnamon Toast Crunch, $0.55/1
Big G Cereals, Fiber One, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals, Kix, $0.75/1
Big G Cereals, Trix, $0.55/1
Brez, $2.00/1
Budding Meats, $1.00/1
*NEW* Caribou Coffee, $2.00/1
Cats Pride Cat Litter, $1.00/1
*NEW* Challenge Dairy, $0.55/1
*NEW* Challenge Dairy Butter, $0.75/1
Cheez-it, $0.75/1
Chex Mix, $0.50/1
Chex Mix Select, $0.50/1
Chex Mix Bars, $0.60/1
Citracal, $1.00/1
Citracal and Bayer, $4.00/2
Claritin Childrens, $2.00/1
Claritin Non Drowsy, $4.00/1
*NEW* Clairitin D Non Drowsy, $3.00/1
Claritin Eye, $3.00/1
Cosamin ASU, $4.00/1
Cosamin DS, $3.00/1
Cosequin, $1.50/1
Crunchmaster, $0.75/1
Energizer Hearing Aid, $1.00/1
*NEW* Fast Fixin, $1.00/1
Feline Pine, $1.50/1
Fiber One Chewy Bars, $0.40/1
Flex-A-Min save $4.00
Flinstones Vitamins, $1.00/1
FDS, $1.00/1
*NEW* Freschetta, $1.00/1
*NEW* Fiber One, $0.50/1
*NEW* Foster Farms Lunchmeats, $1.00/2
FRS Healthy Energy, $2.00/1
Haagen-Dazs, $1.00/1
*NEW* Hamburger Helper, $0.75/3
Hellmann's Best Foods $1.00/2
Huggies Overnights, $2.00/1
John Freida, $1.00/1
Keebler Sandwich Crackers, $0.55/1
Keebler or Sunshine 100 Calorie Right Bites, $1.00/2
Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars, $1.00/1
*NEW* Kentucky Legend, $2.00/1
Kings Hawaiian Bread, $0.75/1
Land O Lakes, $0.55/1
Litehouse, $1.00/2
*NEW* Lunchables, $1.00/1
Mann's Fresh Cut Vegetables, $0.55/1
Mariani, $1.00/1
Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection Mascara, $3.00
Milk Bone, $2.00/1
Milk Bone, $1.00/1
M5 Magnum Razor, $2.00/1
Natures Bounty, $2.00/1
Nature Valley Granola Bars, $0.40/1
Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, $1.00/1
Newman's Own Thin & Crispy Pizza, $1.00/1
*NEW* Nexcare, $3.00/1
OmegaMint, $1.00/1
One A Day and Citracal, $4.00/2
One A Day and Flintstones, $3.00/2
One A Day VitaCraves, $1.00/1
Opti-Free, $1.00/1
*NEW* Oscar Mayer Deli Creations, $1.00/2
Phillips Colon Health, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, $1.00/2
Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $1.00/2
Pillsbury Grands, $1.00/2
*NEW* Pillsbury Holiday Cookies, $0.75/2
*NEW* Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, $0.40/2
Pillsbury Rolls, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Savorings, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $0.55/1
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls, $0.40/2
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, $0.55/2
Ponds, $1.50/1
Progresso, $0.50/1
Purely Decadent, $1.00/1
Reser's Fine Foods, $1.00/1
*NEW* RID, $2.00/1
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, $1.00/2
Scotchguard, $1.00/1
Scott Naturals Bath Tissue, $1.00/4 rolls
Scott Naturals Paper Towels, $1.00/6 rolls
Similasan Allergy Eye Relief, $2.00/1
Similasan Anxiety Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Ear Relief, $1.00/1
Similasan Sleeplessness Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Stress & Tension Relief, $3.00/1
Small Planet Foods, $1.00/1
Small Planet Foods, Muir Glen Products, $1.00/2
Special K Bars, $1.00/2
Special K Blueberry Cereal, $1.00/1
Special K Crackers, $1.00/1
Special K Chocolatey Pretzel Bars, $0.75/1
Special K Protein Shakes, $1.00/1
Sudafed, $2.00/1
Sundown Naturals, $1.00/1
Tony Hawk Vitamin Product, $1.00/1
True Lemon, $1.00/1
Truvia, $1.00/1
Wanchia Ferry Dinner Kit, $1.10
Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree, $1.50/1
Weight Watchers Cheese or Cream Cheese, $0.75/1
Welch's Juice or Light Juice Drink, $1.00/1
Yoplait, $0.55/1
Yoplait, $0.50/6
Yoplait Delights, $1.00/1
Yoplait Fiber One Multipacks, $1.00/1
Yoplait Go-Gurt, $0.80/2
Yoplait Yo-Plus, $1.00/1
Zyrtec Eye Drops, $1.00/1

Drug Store

Target, Wonka Gummies Candy Bag, $1.00/1

Non Food/Household Items:

*NEW* Chuck E Cheese, $30.00
Country Rx Card save up to 75% ....
*NEW* Firestone Auto Care, $20 instant coupon
Hasbro My Little Pony, save $5.00 on your $20 purchase
Hasbro Nerf N Strike Blaster, $5.00/1
*NEW* JC Penny Optical, $99 eyeglasses
Leapster Learning Game, $5.00/1
Peebles Stores, 25% off 1 item
Pharmaceutical, save 25%
Sears, 20% off plus a free wall portrait, no session fee

Thanks, STL Mommy!

CVS, 9/20-9/26

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 and then check out the Newbie Scenario I've posted below.

This isn't a great week for freebies or ECB deals at CVS. There are a few good deals. My ECB's don't expire until next week so I'll probably sit this week out unless a good freebie pops up mid-week like they sometimes do.

Here are Karen's highlights:

3 Day Sale – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Sally Hansen Nail Color, On Sale BOGO Free (prices start at $.99)
Use $1.00/2 cpn in 9-13-00 RP
If you can find two $.99 items
Final Cost: FREE

All Week Long Sales…
Oral B floss, Pro Health Toothpaste or 4.2 oz or Pro Health Rinse, On Sale $2.99 Get $2,oo ECB’s (limit 1)
Use $1.00 Pro Health cpn in 8-30-09 P&G
Final Cost: FREE after ECB’s

Aquafresh Iso Active, On Sale $3.99, Get $2.00 ECB’s
Use $1.00 printable coupon
Final Cost: $.99 after ECB’s

Kleenex, On Sale $0.96 (limit 4)
Use $1.00/3 cpn in 8-02-09 SS
Buy 3
Final Cost: $1.88 for 3

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Newbie Scenario

This entire scenario will cost you $4.99 out of pocket and you'll get 14 items!

Transaction 1
Buy 1 Zantac (24-30 count), $9.99 and get back $3.99 ECB
Use the $5 printable coupon
Pay $4.99 plus tax and get back $3.99 in ECB's

Transaction 2
Buy 1 Aquafresh Iso Actives, $3.99 and get back $2.00 ECB
Use the $1.00 printable coupon
Buy 1 Crest Pro Health Toothpaste or Rinse, $2.99 and get back $2.00 ECB's
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 8/30 PG
Use the ECB's from Transaction 1
Pay 0 out of pocket, get back $4.00 in ECB's

Transaction 3
Buy 2 Mom's Best Oatmeals, $1.00
Use 2 of the $.75 printable coupons
Buy 2 Cheerios Single Cups, $1.00
Use 2 of the printable coupons
Buy 2 packages of Honey Bunches of Oats, BOGO $4.79
Use 2 of the $2 printable coupons
Buy 2 of the small packages of Nabisco cookies, 4 for $5
Use the $.75 off 2 coupon from the 8/23 SS
Buy 2 Sally Hansen participating products (Sun-Tues only) for $.99 each (BOGO)
Use 2 of the printable coupons
Buy 1 Excedrin for $2.49
Use the $1.50 coupon from the 8/30 SS
Use ECB's from Transaction 2
Pay just $.04 + tax

Domino's Pizza Deals! 2 large cheese pizzas plus Cinnastix for just $10.99!

Here is a great deal for lunch or dinner this week. By the way, you can go ahead and order it now and schedule it for sometime this week!

You'll need to order online at Dominos.com to get all these great deals! Please be advised that these codes may not work in all areas so you'll need to try them out and see what works for you. Here are the codes I found:

*Use code BAN3L4T to get one FREE pizza of equal or lesser value when you order a pizza
*Use code BANLCH to get a large cheese pizza for just $5.99 (reportedly you can keep adding toppings to it and the code will still work)
*Use code CINNASTIX or ONLINE to get FREE Cinnastix with your order (delivery only)

Combine and play around with these codes to get the best deal for you. I used the BAN3L4T coupon and got 2 large cheese pizzas PLUS I used the code ONLINE to get a FREE order of Cinnastix. My total came to just $10.99 which is a pretty great price for this!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm a Purex Insider!

I was recently selected to be a Purex Insider! This means I'll get to find out (and tell you all about) great new Purex products, sometimes even before they hit the shelves!

Maybe some of you have heard about these great new Purex 3-in-1 sheets - you put the sheet into the washer and then the dryer with the clothes and it takes care of washing and fabric softening for you. So easy!
Purex has launched a website called "This Sheet Works to promote this great new product and I need YOUR help! I have the chance to win $500 for my readers just clicking on my link for the new product. You don't have to buy anything or give any information (but I think there may be a coupon waiting there so you can try the product), just click the link and you're done!

Sunday Coupon Preview, 9/20

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



Tomorrow there will be two (2) inserts - one Smartsource (SS) and one RedPlum (RP). Remember, some coupons are regional so the ones you receive may not match the list perfectly.

Top 10 Giveaways, 9/19

Don't forget to enter my 2 current giveaways:
1. Go Picnic (ends September 20)
2. Gala Glass (ends September 20)

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. Getting all my Ducks in a Row - recycled/upcycled jewelry (ends September 23)
2. Coupon Saving Game - Sugar Sweet Bowtique (ends October 1)
3. Money Saving Madness - Yoplait Thick n Creamy (ends September 22)
4. Bargain Briana - Wanchai Ferry Prize Pack (ends September 30)
5. STL Mommy - $50 Target giftcard (ends October 10)
6. Free Sample Freak - Honey Kix Prize Pack (ends October 2)
7. I Heart Publix - $50 Publix giftcard (ends September 21)
8. A Shopper's Quest - Piggy Paint (ends September 28)
9. Common Sense with Money - $250 grocery giftcard (ends September 20)
10. Frugal RI Mama - $40 Macy's giftcard (ends September 27)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Winn-Dixie, 9/16-9/22

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!

Purex Baby Laundry Detergent BOGO $4.29
- Use the $1/2 coupon found in the 08-16-09 SS insert
$1.64 each after coupon

Weight Watchers Entrees BOGO $3.79
- Use the $4/10 PRINTABLE coupon
$1.49 each after coupon wyb 10

Gorton's Shrimp Temptations BOGO $7.99
- Use the $1/2 coupon found in the 09-13-09 SS insert
$3.49 each after coupon

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: $2.25 per person!

This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. How yummy does this chicken and dumplins look, especially for those of you who actually have a fall! we just kind of make believe down here in south Florida! Amanda gives you a shopping list as well as step-by-step instructions complete with pictures to help you create this delicious meal. Each week I will highlight Amanda's fabulous recipes that take advantage of the Publix sales flyer. This week's meal can be made for just $2.25 per serving! If you don't have a Publix near you, you could easily print and save the recipes to use when the items are on sale at your local store.

Friday FREEBIES or Great Deals, 9/18

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE USB SD Reader

FREE Red Heart Yarn Ebook

FREE 6 month subscription to American Baby Magazine

FREE subscription to PPGazette - resource for weekly grocery ads and printable coupons

FREE GeoTrax DVD

FREE 60 day trial membership to BJs

FREE Ensure shake when you answer short survey

FREE Homemade Simple Coupon Booklet - new link!

FREE sample of Hills Science Diet Simple Essentials Dog Treats

FREE Fall Samples


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 Prilosec OTC
FREE VistaPrint business cards, magnets, rubber stamps, return address labels (you only pay shipping)
FREE information for diabetics, including meal plan guide to manage blood sugar
FREE 25 song downloads when you sign up for Emusic (7 day trial that you can cancel online if you don't want to keep it)

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

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

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. Seasons of Savings Broadway Tickets Giveaway - ends September 18
2. Go Picnic Giveaway - ends September 20
3. Gala Glass Giveaway - ends September 20

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