Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Crockpot Cranberry Chicken for Just $1.97 Per Person!

This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. This week's meal features crockpot cranberry chicken - how yummy does that sounds (and look!). This is another great meal with all of the flavor of fall. 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 $1.97 per serving! If you don't have a Publix near you, you could easily print and save the recipes to use when the items are on sale at your local store.

Sunday Coupon Preview, 11/1

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 Red Plum (RP), and 1 Proctor & Gamble (PG). There are some great high-value coupons this weekend!

Top 10 Giveaways, 10/31

Don't forget to enter my 3 current giveaways:

1. Hallmark Cards Giveaway (ends November 1)
2. Mineral Secrets Mineral Make-Up Giveaway (ends November 1)
3. Pink Together Gift Basket Giveaway (ends November 1)
4. Unilever Beauty Box Giveaway (ends November 3)

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 - Remake Its Kit (ends November 9)
2. Freebies4Mom - Silk Soymilk (ends November 5)
3. Frugal RI Mama - First Impressions Layette Set (ends November 10)
4. Hip2Save - Elefun Games Prize Pack (ends November 2)
5. Chief Family Officer - Flay Stanley Christmas Giveaway (ends November 5)
6. "Deal"ectible Mommies - SproutBaby ThinkBaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set (ends November 8)
7. Mom Saves Money - Nature's Valley Granola Prize Pack (ends November 8)
8. Engineer a Debt Free Life - Zhu Zhu Pets (ends December 2)
9. Frugal Plus - The Jumbo Book of Needlecrafts (ends November 9)
10. Hoosier Homemade - Cupcake print napkins (ends November 2)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kelly Confidential Perfect Party Planning Website

I wanted to let you all know about a party planning site brought to you by Kelly Ripa and Electrolux. The website is called Kelly Confidential and it brings you great tips, recipes, and party planning solutions featuring a new expert each week! You'll be able to create a personal party plan as well as a community party plan. Get great ideas from the experts as well as your fellow Kelly Confidential members!

Plus there is a great prize you can win - an Electrolux double wall oven! To enter you just need to drop your favorite of the three featured themes into your party plan. Then the top 3 vote-getters will be shown and if you vote each week on your favorite party theme they are showing you'll be entered into the giveaway. It's that easy!

Let Kelly and Electrolux help you plan a great party!

October Online Offers

Here is October'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! FYI - I am hearing of people getting disqualified because they did an offer that was $500 plus a T-shirt and then when they do another $500 offer with the same sub-company are disqualified because they have technically done over $1,000 with that sub-company as the T-shirt has value! Be careful with these technicalities!

I couldn't find many new offers this month. None of the offers below required referrals at the time I posted but the terms can change so check carefully. Also, some of the $500 offers are now 2-2-8 instead of 2-2-4 so please make sure to read your terms and conditions before signing up! Also, I am receiving some reader comments and emails that they are getting calls from telemarketers after signing up for some offers. I have never had this experience but did want to make everyone aware of this.

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

Friday FREEBIES and Great Deals, 10/30

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE Recipe Lion Halloween ebook of recipes!

FREE ebook of 31 Halloween crafts!

Printable coupon for 50% off your entire purchase at Payless (good through Friday evening only!)

FREE sample of Nescafe gourmet single serve coffee

FREE Healthy Habits Activities Book

FREE sample of Powerbar Gel Blasts

FREE sample of Tropical Breeze fragrance

FREE sample of Olay Total Effects Ant-Aging Body Wash

FREE sample of Pampers Extra Protection Diapers

FREE sample of Kashi TLC Bar

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

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. Pink Together Gift Basket - ends November 1
2. Hallmark Cards Giveaway - ends November 1
3. Mineral Secrets Mineral Make-Up Giveaway - ends November 1
4. Unilever Beauty Box Giveaway - ends November 3

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, October 29, 2009

Earn Holiday Money Doing Surveys!

I have posted many times about doing online surveys but wanted to highlight surveys as a money-making opportunity as we enter the holiday season! Everyone can always use a few extra bucks so take some time when you're at home in your pjs, on the phone, or even watching TV and take a few surveys!

Here are my top 5 tips for taking online surveys:
1. Sign up with as many survey companies as possible. I'm going to highlight my top 6 in this post but you'll want to check out the surveys link on my blog to find more.
2. Use a separate email address for just surveys. That way your personal email inbox won't get overwhelmed! Schedule times each week for doing surveys.
3. Know that you won't always qualify for every survey. You'll never know what the demographic they are looking for is so just keep doing them!
4. Keep track of earnings and cash out frequently. Each company handles payment different. Keep a spreadsheet of each company's cahs out threshhold and method. Choose Paypal for the quickest payment.
5. Do the higher value surveys from the companies you do the best with first. As you do more surveys, you'll get to know which companies you do the best with. Choose these surveys first, from highest value to lowest value. Be strategic in the order you complete the surveys in your inbox.

Interested in signing up for surveys? My top 6 survey companies currently are:
1. My Survey
2. HCD Surveys
3. Opinion Outpost
4. Ipsos-I-Say
5. Pinecone Research
6. Say Nation

Check out the other survey companies I have blogged about previously.

From My Inbox...

Here is what is in my inbox this week:

*Brandie at Free Sample Freak wrote a post on what to do when you suspect the mailman is stealing your mail! I've had a few problems in the past few months but I don't suspect my mailman, I think it is a postal worker somewhere along the way. I just wish so many samples weren't so obviously packaged - it makes stealing more tempting if they know exactly what is in the envelope/package!

*All Veterans and active duty personnel eat FREE at Applebees on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Make sure to check out their site as you'll need proof of service with you.

*Carrie from Pocket Your Dollars emailed to tell me about how you can get a full refund of Baby Einstein DVDs you purchased from June 2004 through September of 2009.

*Sara from Dealicious Mom posted about the new Hasbro toy coupons and where you can get the best deals on them!

*Enter the Shop it To Me Giveaway to win a Lucky Shops Gift Bag worth $750! The giveaway ends Friday, 10/30 so you have a good chance to win! You'll just need to leave a comment on their blog about what is the most exciting part of Lucky Shops. You must be a Shop It To Me member to win, so sign up here first.

*Heather from Pinch That Penny emailed to tell me that you can get a travel size Connect 4 game for FREE at Target with a printable coupon.

Publix, 10/28-11/3

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:

Perdue Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets or Chicken Tenders or Breaded Chicken Nuggets Fun Shapes, 12-oz pkg., BOGO $4.39
-$1/1 from 10-18-09 RP
-$1/1 PRINT
Either coupon means you pay $1.20 per package!

Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, Assorted Varieties, 6-oz box, BOGO $1.49
-$1/2 PRINT
-$1/3; $1/2 from 09-13-09 RP
The $1/2 means each package is .25¢ each!

Mueller’s Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 16-oz box, or 100% Natural Whole Wheat Pasta, 13.25-oz box, (Excluding Lasagna and Jumbo Shells), BOGO $1.39
-$.55/1 Whole Wheat PRINT
-$.55/2 from 10-04-09 SS
You pay .15¢ per pack of whole grain using the $.55/1

Pillsbury Ready-To-Bake! Cookies or Simply Cookies, Assorted Varieties, 13 to 16.5-oz pkg, 3/$6
-$.75/2; $1/2; $.55/1 PRINT & PRINT
-$.75/3 Blinkie
-$.55/1 Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough from 10-04-09 SS
-$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough from 10-04-09 SS & 09-13-09 GM
-$1/1 Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough from 09-13-09 GM
-$1/2 Better At Home Booklet
-$1/2; $1/3 from 08-09-09 GM
-$1.25/1 Simply Cookie PRINT
-$1/1 Simply Cookie PRINT
Use the $1.25/1 to pay .75¢ for the Simply Cookie

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Phase 2: New $15 Kodak Credit Starts Tonight!

I blogged before about Kodak's big giveaway! They are giving away $15 credits on the Kodak Gallery site! This makes for very cheap or FREE high quality photo products. You'll need to hurry though as the $15 credits are limited and Phase 2 of their giveaway starts tonight at 12:01 am. If you didn't get a $15 credit during Phase 1, you'll be eligible to get one starting tonight at 12:01 am.

Free Photo Gift


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

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

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

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

Halloween FREEBIES!

My friend Brandie at Free Sample Freak has posted a large list of Halloween FREEBIES for you all! I'm posting a few below but you'll definitely want to check out her post to see a full list.

•Free ‘Boo’rito at Chipotle on Halloween, Must be dressed as a Burrito or Chipotle-like.

•FREE Mattel Toy from Sears on Halloween, for children dressed in costumes

•Free Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops, Lots of fun activities scheduled!!

•Free Printable Halloween Coloring Sheets

•Free YoCrunch Yogurt Coupon, Halloween Promotion, trade in your candy wrappers!

Join My Village: Socially Responsible Blogging

I love receiving information about causes such as Join My Village. My blog is read by tens of thousands each month and if even 1 of you joins my village and supports this great cause then I will have done my job.

What is Join My Village? Join My Village is a joint effort between General Mills and CARE. It's an online community that is charged with fighting poverty in Malawi through the empowerment of womena and girls.

Why Malawi? Malawi, an African country, is one of the poorest and densely-populated countries. With an extremely low life expectancy (just 44 years old!) and high infant mortality (89 deaths per 1,000 births), the people of Malawi are in dire need of assistance.How can I help? Visit Join My Village and join 1 of the 10 teams to benefit 75 different villages in Malawi. You'll get to know the Malawi women of your village through photographs and stories. Through simple online activities such as answering a quiz question or telling a friend about Join My Village, $1 will be unlocked by General Mills and will go to CARE's poverty fighting programs in the Malawi villages (limit of 3 activities per person per day, and $15,000 per online village team - or $150,000 in total). General Mills will also match personal contributions made will go to CARE's poverty fighting programs in the Malawi villages (limit of 3 activities per person per day, and $15,000 per online village team - or $150,000 in total)

How do I join? You can either join on your own or email me (nicolesnickels@gmail.com) requesting an invite to be a part of Kaisi, the village I am a part of.

$25 Restaurant Certificates for Just $1.50 - You'll Make $3.50 if New to Cashbaq!

From now until October 31, 2009 you can get restaurant.com certificates at 80% off. Since $25 certificates sell for $10 usually, that means they are now only $2.00! If you go through Cashbaq, a cash back shopping site, you'll get 25% of what you paid back into your Cashbaq account. That means you'll be paying just $1.50 for each $25 certificate you get! If you're new to Cashbaq, you'll get $5 just for signing up (for FREE) and that means you actually make $3.50 on your first certificate - not bad!



Here's how to do the deal:

1. Sign up for Cashbaq (it's FREE!) if you're not signed up already. If you're new to Cashbaq, you'll get $5 deposited into your account.
2. In the upper left hand corner where it says "shop by store" find restaurant.com and click
3. Click on the 80% off coupon. You'll be directed to the restaurant.com site through Cashbaq. If you don't do it this way you won't get the cash back savings.
4. Select as many certificates as you want and then checkout with the code TREATS.
5. Your Cashbaq money will be deposited into your account shortly.

These certificates make great gifts! Choose wisely and if it's an expensive restaurant consider buying several certificates. At just $1.50 each, this is a great bargain!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

National Shopping Service

I signed up for National Shopping Service a while ago but just recently completed (and was paid for!) my first shop. I found the directions to be clear and straightforward and the shop form was fairly easy to enter. In my area they have quick casual restaurants and retail establishments primarily. The site is easy to navigate. I'll definitely sign up for some more shops with National Shopping Service!

As always, it's completely FREE to sign up. You won't really receive emails when shops are open so you should plan to check the site a few times a week.

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.

My Favorite Beauty Tip and Unilever Box of Beauty Products Giveaway!

I blogged about the Beauty Tip of the Day widget last month and hopefully you had a chance to check it out further! If you haven't seen it, it's in my left sidebar. The tips provided on the widget are really useful and many of the brands are providing printable coupons as well.

It's so hard for me to choose my favorite beauty tip from all of the great tips featured on the widget, but I think it'll have to be about the Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes. The tip is "When packing for your vacation, leave the bulky big cleanser bottles at home and learn to pack lighter. Throw Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes in your bag– they’re portable and fit conveniently in your carry-on so you will breeze through security in no time." It's so true! I recently traveled and throwing these wipes into my carry-on was no fuss and so easy! The folks over at Unilever have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers a beauty box full of the products featured on the Beauty Tip of the Day Widget!

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

Your first entry will be to check out the Beauty Tip of the Day widget and let me know which featured brand is your favorite and why. This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 3 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!

Unilever sent me a box of beauty products as well as a $50 American Express giftcard for having the Beauty Tip of the Day widget on my site and posting about it. I will also be entered to win an all expense paid trip to a blogging conference. My opinions remain my own.

Shop at Home's $1,000 Facebook Giveaway!

I have blogged before about Shop at Home. They are a great cash back shopping site that also offers a freebie toolbar as well as free samples, etc. They are hosting a $1,000 Facebook Giveaway that I wanted to make sure to tell you about.

Shop at Home is collecting your best money-saving tips just in time for the holidays. Between now and November 4, 2009 here's what you need to do to enter:1. Make sure you are signed up with Shop at Home. It's FREE to join!

2. Become a fan of Shop at Home on Facebook.

3. Post your best money-saving holiday shopping tip on Shop at Home's Facebook wall by November 4

4. Let your friends know about the giveaway!

5. Get an extra entry if your tip gets a "like" or a comment on the wall.

ShopAtHome will select 30 of the best posted tips, and one of those tips will be randomly selected by Friday, Nov. 9 as the Grand Prize Winner. The winner will receive a $500 VISA Gift Card and $500 to give away to 5 of their Facebook friends ($100 VISA Gift Card for each) who also posted a tip. All winners must be a member of ShopAtHome to win, so rally your friends to participate!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Target Deals, week of 10/25

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

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

New Deals

Keebler cookies (including Chips Deluxe) $2--buy 2, get 1 FREE
Use the $1/2 Keebler Chips Deluxe Target coupon
Plus, use the $1.50/2 coupon from here
(you may also find $2/2 peelie coupons on the packages)
Final cost $1.50 for all 3 packages--that equals out to $0.50 each!
**Plus, look for specially marked packages to earn a $10 Toy Cash voucher or a FREE DVD!

Chef Michael's Dog Food on a Price Cut-- $4.26
Use the $3/1 coupon from the 10/11SS
Plus, use the $1/1 Target coupon from the 8/30SS (regional coupon)
Final cost $0.26!

Ice Age or Ice Age: The Meltdown $10
Use the $2/1 coupon from here
Final cost $8!

Kellogg’s Cinnabon Bars $1.99
Use the $1/1 coupon from here
Final cost $0.99!

Wonka MixUps 40 oz. $6.99
Use the $2/1 coupon from here
Final cost $4.99!

Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses 10 oz (yum!) $2.50
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 9/13SS
Final cost $1.50!

Old Deals Still Available

Quaker Oatmeal individual Cups $1
Use the $1.25/2 coupon from the 8/30RP
(NO size specified)
Final cost $0.38 each!

Fancy Feast Cat Appetizers (2 oz)
Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 9/13RP
Plus, use the buy one get one free Target coupon
Final cost 2 Fancy Feast Cat Appetizers for FREE!

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste (travel size) $1.07
Use the $3/2 coupon from the 8/16SS
Final cost 2 for FREE + possible overage!

Buy Degree Fine Fragrance deodorant $3.29
Buy Degree Fine Fragrance body mist $3.29
Total=$6.58
Use 2 $1.50/1 manufacturer coupons from here: IE or Firefox
(You can print this coupon more than twice!!!)
Plus, use the $3/2 Red Plum coupon
Final cost ONLY $0.58 for both!

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

Renu Contact solution (trial size) $1.49
Use the $2 coupon from here
Or Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost as low as FREE + overage!

Alice.com HOT Deals!

I'm excited to tell you all about Alice.com. Who is Alice? Alice isn't a who, it's a what! What is Alice? Alice is an online household essentials website. For you folks who live in a rural area and don't have access to all of the stores I post about each week, you're going to love Alice.com. And for those of you who have all the stores near you, you're going to love the sheer convenience of Alice.com!

It's FREE to register on Alice.com and shipping is always FREE! They have a lot of sale items and even have clip-free coupons you can apply to your order for mega savings. If you sign up through this link, they'll put $10 in your account that you'll have access to after you spend $50 on the site.

Your first order can be as many items as you want but for future orders, there is a 6 item minimum. Remember, shipping is FREE!



Here are some of the current best deals on Alice.com (after you've registered, click this link to see the best deals):
*Schick Lightweight Razors, 5 pack - $.29 after clip-free coupon
*Kotex pantiliners (4 different varieties)- $.41 after clip-free coupon
*Dove Invisible Solid, Deodorant - $.97 after clip-free coupon
*Bic Comfort 3 Shavers - $3.87 after clip-free coupon
*Suave Naturals, Assorted Shampoos and Conditioners - $1.10 after clip-free coupon

Best Deal Magazines, Week of 10/26

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: PXSS111 Offer Expires November 1, 2009)
$5 OFF $30 (Code: MNDSS111 Offer Expires November 1, 2009)
$7.50 OFF $40 (Code: MQQSS111 Offer Expires November 1, 2009)
$10 OFF $50 (Code: MQPSS111 Offer Expires November 1, 2009)

Weekly Specials:
ESPN- $7.49 for 1 year with coupon code ESPN

This week's deals of the day are:
Monday - Vegetarian Times, $4.29
Tuesday - Consumer Reports, $20.49
Wednesday - Martha Stewart Living, $15.49
Thursday - Shopsmart, $20.49
Friday - Mac Life, $6.39
Saturday - Motor Trend, $10.00
Sunday - Old House Interiors, $9.89

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Coupons.com Update, 10/25

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

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

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

Aleve, $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer save $1.00/1
Alka Seltzer Plus, $1.00/1
All Detergent, $1.00/1
Barbara's Bakery Cereal, $1.00/1
Barbara's Organic Cereal, $1.00/1
Bayer Heart Advantage, $3.00/1
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes, $0.40/1
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $0.50/2
Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $0.50/1
Big G Cereals, Honey Nut Cheerios, $0.55
Big G Cereals Total save $0.75
Biore, $1.00/1
Blue Dog Bakery, $0.50/1
Brez, $2.00/1
Bridgford Frozen Rolls or Monkey Bread, $0.55/1
*NEW* Buddig Meats, $1.00/1
Burlesons Pure Honey, $1.00/1
*NEW* Burts Bees Acne Solutions, $2.00/1
*NEW* California Pizza Kitchen, $1.00/1
California Pizza Kitchen, $1.00/2
Caribou Coffee, $2.00/1
Cats Pride Cat Litter, $1.00/1
Chex Mix, $0.50/1
Chex Mix, $0.50/1
*NEW* Chiquita Smoothies, $1.00/2
Citracal, $1.00/1
*NEW* Conair Blow-dryer, $5.00/1
Cosamin ASU, $4.00/1
Cosamin DS, $3.00/1
Cosequin, $1.50/1
Crunchmaster, $0.75/1
*NEW* Del Monte Gold, $0.75/1
DiGiorno, $1.50/1
Energizer Hearing Aid, $1.00/1
Ester-C, $2.00/1
*NEW* Fiber One Frozen Muffins, $0.75/1
Fiber One Muffin Mix, $0.50/1
Flex-A-Min save $4.00
Flinstones Vitamins, $1.00/1
Haagen-Dazs, $1.00/1
Hamburger Helper, $0.75/3
*NEW* Healthy Balance, $1.00/2
*NEW* Hormel Refrigerated Entree, $1.50/1
Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers
Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers, $3.00/1
Jergens, $1.00/1
*NEW* Keebler Cookies, $1.50/2
Keebler Sandwich Crackers, $0.55/1
Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars, $1.00/1
*NEW* Kentucky Legend, $2.00/1
Land O Lakes Seasoning, $1.00/1
Larabar, $0.40/1
Litehouse, $1.00/2
Mariani, $1.00/1
Maxwell House, $1.00/2
Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection Mascara, $3.00
Milk-Bone, $1.00/1
Milk-Bone Essentials Plus, $2.00/1
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
*NEW* Nestle, $2.00/1
Neutrogena T-Gel, $2.00/1
Nexcare, $3.00/1
*NEW* Old Orchard, $1.00/2
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 Grands, $0.30/2
Pillsbury Holiday Cookies, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, $0.40/2
*NEW* Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $1.00/2
Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts, $0.50/2
Pillsbury Rolls, $0.75/2
Pillsbury Savorings, $1.00/1
Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $0.55/1
*NEW* Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, $0.40/2
Progresso, save $1.00/2
Progresso Broth, $0.50/1
*NEW* Pure & Natural, $1.00/1
Quilted Northern, $1.00/1
Reeser's Fine Foods, $1.00/1
Renu, $1.00/1
Renuzit Adjustables, B1G1 Free
Renuzit Adjustables, B2G1 Free
Renuzit Adjustables, B5G2 Free
Rice Krispies, $1.00/2
RID, $2.00/1
Romano's Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit, $1.10/1
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, $1.00/2
Ronzoni Smart Taste, $1.00/2
Similasan Dry Eye Relief, $2.00/1
Similasan Anxiety Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Ear Relief, $1.00/1
Similasan Sleeplessness Relief, $3.00/1
Similasan Stress & Tension Relief, $3.00/1
*NEW* Smart Ones, save $3.00/10
Snuggle, $1.00/1
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
*NEW* StarKist, $0.50/1
Steamfresh Lightly Sauced Vegetable or Pasta, $0.50/1
Steaz, B1G1 Free
Stoffers Gourmet save $2.50/1 ....
The Natural Dentist, $1.00/1
*NEW* Truvia, $1.00/2
Viva, $0.40/1
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
*NEW* Wonka, $2.00/1
Yoplait, $0.80/2
Yoplait Fiber One Multipacks, $1.00/1
Yoplait Kids & Go-Gurt, $0.40/1
Yoplait Yo-Plus, $1.00/1
Zyrtec Eye Drops, $1.00/1

Non Food/Household Items:
CountryRxCard, 75% off
*NEW* Dippin Dots, $1.00/1
*NEW* EyeMasters, 2 eyeglasses for $99
*NEW* Firestone Auto Care, $20 off
Hasbro My Little Pony, save $5.00 on your $20 purchase
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head or Mrs. Potato Head, $2.00/1
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase toy, $5.00/1
Hasbro Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds toy, $5.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Activity Ball, $5.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Busy Ball Popper, $5.00/1
Hasbro Dance Cam, $10.00/1
Hasbro DinoRoars Hatchlings, $5.00/1
Hasbro DinoRoars Stompers, $10.00/1
PlaySkool Lullaby Gloworm, $3.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Musical Sit 'n Spin, $10.00/1
Hasbro PlaySkool Step Start Walk 'n Ride, $5.00/1
Hasbro Swing 'n Score Baseball, $5.00/1
Hasbro Playskool Tumble 'n Twirl Top, $5.00/1
JC Penny Optical, 50% off
Olan Mills, 20% off & Free 10x13
*NEW* Peebles, 25% off 1 item
*NEW* Pharamceutical, save 25%
Quick Trip, Sandwich, Wrap or Salad, FREE or $1.00/1
Sears, 20% off
The Big Dipper, B1G1 Free Cone
Womans Day, $0.25/1

Thanks for the list, STL Mommy!

CVS, 10/25-10/31

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

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

I went to CVS this morning, details of my trip follow Karen's highlights.

Here are Karen's highlights:

Hershey’s, Mars or Nestle Snack size candy, On Sale 2/$4.00
Use $1.00/3 cpn in 09-27-09 SS insert
Buy 3
Final Cost: $1.66 each
Use Buy 3 Get 1 Free Hershey’s cpn in 10-18-09 SS
Buy 4
Final Cost: $1.50 each

All Week Long Sales…

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

Pepsi 2 liter, On Sale 2/$3.00 Get $1.00 ECB’s wyb 2
Final Cost: $1.00 each after ECB’s

Revlon ColorSilk, On sale 2/$6.00 Get $2.00 ECB’s wyb 2 (limit 1)
Use $1.00/2 cpn in 10-4-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $1.50 each after ECB’s

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My Trip
I had some ECB's that expired today so I decided to get some Halloween candy at CVS. I probably could have gotten it a little cheaper elsewhere but the ECB's expired today and were burning a hole in my wallet!

Campbell's Cooking Soups (Tomato and Chicken Noodle), On sale for 2 for $1.00
I bought 4
I used 2 of the $1.00 off 2 printable coupons

Wonka Mix-Ups Candy, On sale for $5.99
I bought 2
I used 2 of the $2.00 off printable coupons

1 bag of Sunchips, $.99
Used the $1.00 off coupon from the September All You Magazine

I used the $5.00 in ECB's expiring today
I also used $2.00 in ECB's that I earned from last quarter

Paid just $1.66 OOP for 6 items, including 2 large bags of Halloween candy!

Walgreens, 10/25-10/31

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.

Karen's highlights are below and then the small trip I did this morning follows.

Dove Shampoo or conditioner, On Sale BOGO Free $4.99
Buy 8 Get $10.00 RR
Use $1.50 cpn in 9-27-09 RP insert
Buy 8 –> Get 4 of them FREE (BOGO Free Sale)
Use (8) $1.50 cpns –> If you can get your hands on 8 cpns you can use 1 for each item
Final Cost: FREE + $2.04 overage after RR (Spend $7.96 and get back $10.00 RR)


Colgate Dental Care, On Sale $2.99
Get $1.00 RR
Use $1.00 cpn in 10-11-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $.99 after RR

Glade or Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizers, On Sale $2.99
Get $1.00 RR
Use $1.00 cpn in 10-04-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $.99

Robitussion To Go, On Sale $2.49
Get $2.49 RR
Use $1.00 cpn in 09-27-09 RP insert
Final Cost: FREE + $1.00 overage after RR

Dulcolax Balance, On Sale $7.00
Get $4.00 RR
Use $3.00 cpn on package
Final Cost: FREE after RR

10ct Fiber Choice or 12 ct Beano To Go, On Sale $2.49
Get $2.49 RR
Final Cost: FREE after RR

Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive, On Sale $2.00
Get $2.00 RR
Use FREE cpn in 10-04-09 RP insert
Final Cost: FREE + $2.49 overage after RR

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My Trip
I headed out early this morning to hit Walgreens, CVS and Publix. There were a few deals that were too good to pass up!

I bought the following:

2 Act II Popcorn Balls, On sale for $.50 each
Used coupon for $1.00 off 2 from the October All You Magazine

4 Act II individual microwave popcorn bags, On sale for 4 for $1.00 with in-ad coupon

Dove Beauty Bar, On sale for $.99 with in-ad coupon
Used in-ad coupon
Also used $1.00 off coupon from the 10/4 RP
(Tip: Give the manufacturer coupon then the Walgreens coupon to avoid the dreaded beep!)

Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner, On sale for $1.99
Bought 2 and used the $3.00 of when you buy 2 printable coupon

Used a $1.00 RR that was expiring today
Paid just $1.04 out of pocket!
Not bad for 9 items!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Few Shortcuts Weekly Meal Deal: Caramel Apple Pork Chops for $2.74 per person!

This week Amanda brings you another great budget meal based on the grocery store sales. This week's meal features caramel apple pork chops - how yummy does that sounds (and look!). This is a great meal with all of the flavor of fall.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 $2.74 per serving! If you don't have a Publix near you, you could easily print and save the recipes to use when the items are on sale at your local store.

Sunday Coupon Preview, 10/25

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



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

Top 10 Giveaways, 10/24

Don't forget to enter my 3 current giveaways:

1. Hallmark Cards Giveaway (ends November 1)
2. Mineral Secrets Mineral Make-Up Giveaway (ends November 1)
3. Pink Together Gift Basket Giveaway (ends November 1)

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 - Ban Tshirt giveaway (ends October 26)
2. Bargain Briana - Eileen Goudge's Once In a Blue Moon Book Giveaway (ends October 27)
3. The Deal Fanatic - Spoonful of Stories Gift basket (ends October 30)
4. NWA Deals - YoBaby Meals (ends October 30)
5. Engineer at Debt Free Life - $200 cash from Cashbaq (ends December 8)
6. Frugal Plus - Strider Running Bike (ends November 4)
7. STL Mommy - Seventh Generation Kit (ends November 16)
8. Frugal Shopping with Julie - All You Magazine subscription (ends October 29)
9. A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Shop - Yo Plus Gift Basket (ends October 31)
10. 3 garnets and 2 sapphires - pearl paradise bracelet (ends November 12)

New Winner - Networking Witches Avon Giveaway

The winner I picked for the Networking Witches Avon Giveaway never emailed me back so I'm picking a new winner! I am emailing the new winner and if they don't respond within 48 hours I will draw another one.

The new winner is Trung.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Winn-Dixie, 10/21-10/27

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!

Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix BOGO $1.99
- Use the $1/2 PRINTABLE coupon
$.49 each after coupons

Post Trail Mix Crunch BOGO $4.79
- Use two $2/1 PRINTABLE coupons
$.39 each after coupons

Del Monte Fruit Chillers or Cups 2/$4 - $2.00 each
- Use two $1/1 PRINTABLE coupons
$1.00 each after coupons

Tyson Any'tizers 2/$6 - $3.00 each
- Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 08-02-09 SS insert
- or use the $1/1 coupon found in the September All You magazine
$2.00 each after coupon

Coffee-mate Creamer 3/$5 - $1.66 each
- Use the $1/1 PRINTABLE coupon
- or use the $1.50/2 PRINTABLE coupon
- or use the $.55/1 PRINTABLE coupon
- or use the $1/2 coupon found in the 08-09-09 RP insert
$.66 - $1.16 each after coupons
***Also watch for catalinas on your receipt for $1 off!!!

Mineral Secrets Make-Up Review & Giveaway

I am not much of an everyday make-up reviewer but I have several friends who rave aboutmineral makeup and so I was excited to try out the multi-task mineral starter kit (as pictured below) by Mineral Secrets to review for you all. The starter kit provides a small mini kabuki brush and 2 foundations as well as a multi-task color that can serve as just about anything - blush, eye shadow, etc! I loved the softness of the brush and was happy with the way it sprinkled the light makeup on my skin. Easily blended to create an eye shadow, eye liner, lipstick, blush and even as color for a clear-coat nail polish, the Mineral Secrets’ Ultra Sensitive Multi-Task Shadow gives new meaning to the term versatile. Available in colors that can be played up for evenings or down for daytime, this shadow offers multiple looks in one jar at one great value. The foundations were both good shades (ordering online can be tricky so I was happy to get 2 choices!) and gave excellent coverage while being light and airy at the same time.

I also reviewed the Acne Oil Control Gel which is part of the Acne Control 3 step kit. I loved the gel texture of this product and the fact that it didn't leave my face greasy. According to Mineral Secrets, "This lightweight gel combines the effective powers of salicylic acid with the soothing components of a botanical blend, clinically proven to control and regulate sebum. The gel boosts skin health with anti-bacterial ingredients to decrease bacteria and fight acne before it begins."

The folks over at Mineral Secrets have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers their own 10 piece professional brush set (pictured below), a gift valued at $70.00!
I have changed up my giveaway method a little and instead of leaving a comment on this post you'll just fill out the entry form below. Hopefully this will make it easier for you all! To do the extra entries just refresh the page to get the entry form visible again.

Your first entry will be to go on the Mineral Secrets website and then tell me which of their products you'd most like to try and why. This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 1 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!



Mineral Secrets sent me the Multi-Task Mineral Starter Kit and the Skin Rx Clinic Acne Control 3 step trial kit free of charge to review for this post. My opinions remain my own.



Friday FREEBIES and Great Deals, 10/23

Here are this week's FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE Hearty Crock Pot Recipes

Coupon for 15% off at The Children's Place

FREE Sewing for Beginners ebook

FREE Sewing Crafts from Bloggers ebook

Printable coupon for FREE cookie and hot chocolate at Barnes and Noble on 10/24

Free Cooking with Stock Recipe Booklet

FREE sample of L'Oreal Ever Pure

FREE Homemade Simple Coupon Booklet - full of great coupons!

FREE subscription to Parenting Early Years

FREE sample of Lubriderm (text MYSKIN to 467467 - this is via ShopText)

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

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. Pink Together Gift Basket - ends November 1
2. Hallmark Cards Giveaway - ends November 1

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

From My Inbox...

Here is what is in my inbox for you this week:

*Carrie from Pocket Your Dollars has information on 4 FREE items at Office Max this week through their MaxPerks program.

*Now through November 3 you can enter to win $10,000 through allamericandirect.com. No purchase necessary.

*Download an ebook of 31 Free Halloween Craft Projects. There is also a How To Halloween ebook with projects to download.

*Cathy from Chief Family Officer emailed with a great scenario: "Ralphs is the Kroger chain out here in Southern California, and this deal may be going on at other Kroger chains as well. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday), Nestlé and Wonka bagged candy is 2/$5 for 9.34 to 12.3 oz bags, and there was coupon for $1/2 off Nestlé or Wonka bags in the 10/18 RP. There's also a catalina deal until 10/25 where if you buy 2 or more bags of Nestle or Wonka candy (11 oz or larger), you get a coupon for your next order (OYNO): Use 4 $1/1 printable coupons from Nestle Family (http://www.nestlefamily.com/CelebrationCorner/Default.aspx - you should be able to print 2 Nestle and 2 Wonka per computer), pay $6, and get a $3 catalina, which works out to $3 total or 75 cents per bag.

*Shelby at Shelby Making Cents has information about 3 great coupons on Disney movies - these make good gifts!

*Brandie over at Free Sample Freak wants you to know how to get a FREE Fall Auto Maintenance check at Pep Boys!

PinkTogether - Review & Giveaway

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of this special month, you can visit PinkTogether.com where everyone can share hope by posting and reading inspiring stories of breast cancer survivors and supporters within the community. Pink Together is a national campaign to support women afflicted with breast cancer and to raise awareness of the disease.

To support Pink Together, General Mills is donating $2 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and is turning the packaging pink next month on an assortment of its most beloved brands. General Mills will also donate $1, up to $20,000, each time you post a comment of encouragement, send a virtual flower bouquet or share a story on PinkTogether.com in October.

The stories posted on PinkTogether.com are just inspiring. The women who posted are so courageous and brave. I love when I have opportunities to blog about awesome and important campaigns such as Pink Together. Please go to the site and post comments, share a story or send a virtual flower bouquet. When you do so, General Mills makes a donation. It's that easy. And that important.



The folks over at My Blog Spark have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers an Inspiring Hope gift basket (as pictured above) that includes a sleeved travel mug, a running ribbon charm bracelet, a pink leather strap keychain, a pink cinch bag, and a set of inspirational note cards. All of the gift basket items are from ShopKomen.com, where 25 percent of the merchandise purchase price benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer

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

Your first entry will be answering the question "What woman inspires you most and why". This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 1 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!

My Blog Spark provided me with the same gift basket that is being given away.

WINNERS - Joey Totes, Networking Witches and Once in a Blue Moon Giveaways

It's time to pick some winners! Chosen from random.org, the following are the winners of the Joey Totes, Networking Witches and Once in a Blue MoonGiveaways. 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 Joey Totes Giveaway is Colleen.

The winner of the Networking Witches Avon Package Giveaway is Sabrina.

The winner of the Eileen Goudge Once in a Blue Moon Giveaway is Dina.

Another FYI - This time I had to pick additional winners because many of you do not have public Blogger profiles! If you don't leave your email address in your comment entry then I have no way of contacting you and have to pick another winner!

Publix, 10/21-10/27

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, Assorted Varieties,13 to 18-oz box or Just Bunches! 17-oz box (Excluding Family Size) BOGO $3.99
-$2 off Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches AND People En Espanol Magazine from 10-04-09 SS
-$2/1 Pecan Bunches PRINT
-$1/2 Harvey’s IP PRINT
The $2/1 means each box is FREE after coupon.

Nabisco Ritz Crackers, Assorted Varieties, 7.5 to 16-oz box, BOGO $3.49 **Keep The Jingle In Your Holidays Rebate Eligible HERE!
-$1/2 Keep the Jingle in your Holidays
-$1/2 “Traditional Family Recipes with a Twist”
-Free Crackerfuls wyb Ritz from 08-23-09 SS
-$1/2 Sunset, October 2009
-$1/2 Nabisco Calendar Booklet
-$1/2 PRINT
Buy two boxes of Ritz and a box of Crackerfuls–use a $1/2 on the Ritz and a FREE Crackerfuls Q to pay $2.49 for all 3 boxes (that is like paying .83¢ per box) NOTE: the Crackerfuls coupon says limit one per person per transaction– thus the reason I did NOT say use two coupons

Tombstone Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 18.1 to 29.5-oz pkg (Excluding Stuffed Crust and Brick Oven Varieties) BOGO $4.99 *Tombstone Pay your Bills Promo HERE
-$1.50/2; $.75/2 from 09-27-09 SS
-$1/3 Kraft Foods Food & Family, September 2009
The $1.50/2 will mean you pay $1.75 per pizza

Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites, 8.5-oz box or Bread Bowl Bites, 7.8-oz box or Totinos Pizza Rolls, 40-ct, 19.8-oz bag, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $3.79
-$.55/1 Savorings PRINT & PRINT
-$1/1 Savorings from 09-13-09 GM & 08-09-09 GM
-$.55/1 Pillsbury Savorings Bread Bowl Bites from 10-04-09 SS & 09-13-09 GM
-$.55/1 Savorings from 10-04-09 SS & 09-13-09 GM & 08-09-09 GM
-$1/2; $.35/1 Totino’s Rolls Snacks from 09-13-09 GM & 08-30-09 SS
-$.40/2 Totino’s Rolls Snacks from 08-09-09 GM
Use the $1/1 to pay .90¢ per box of Savorings

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pinecone Surveys - Registration Open!

I haven't posted about surveys in a while. I do surveys every day, sometimes just 1 or 2, other times I'll sit for an hour and do surveys, it just depends on my schedule. I typically earn about $100 or so per month on surveys and focus groups, etc. I love earning money in my pj's from home while in front of the TV. It's even better when a survey leads to a product test. I recently for a free 6 pack of toilet paper to try out!

Pinecone is la creme de la creme when it comes to survey companies. It's even invite only! You won't get bombarded with emails. I receive approximately 1-2 screener surveys per week. The screener surveys are short and if you qualify you'll get an invitation to complete the survey within a few days. They always give you a deadline by which the survey must be completed and I like knowing that I qualify for the survey and my time won't be wasted.



Pinecone surveys pay $3 each and you can elect to receive the money via Paypal or check. They automatically send the money after each survey so there is no need to remember to cash out or wait until you get to a set amount. Pinecone registration is by invite only and I've got an invite for you all - just click on the graphic above and enter your information. Please note that they are especially interested in people who live alone, English speaking Hispanic Americans, and surfers between 18 and 24 years old. I don't get any spam from Pinecone but you should use your separate deals or surveys email address when you sign up.

Hallmark Cards Review & Giveaway

I have always been a card person. I send holiday cards and birthday cards, even anniversary cards to friends! I was excited when the people at Hallmark contacted me about their new line of cards called Edge of Motherhood and encouragement cards for kids. I received the eight (8) cards shown below to review. I thought they were so clever and really cute! As is typical of Hallmark they are sturdy cards and the encouragement cards for kids play music! The best part? The cards are just $.99 ($2.99 for the ones that play music). This is a great deal. The card plus postage and it's still less than $1.50. Surely the special people in your life are worth that? To me, getting a card in the mail is so much more personal than an email card or ecard.

The Edge of Motherhood line is a line of humor cards designed to give moms a lift during their hectic days. A recent national survey commissioned by Hallmark revealed two-thirds of moms say they handle the imperfect moments of motherhood by sharing funny stories with other moms about their experiences, and that 8 in 10 moms turn to each other for candid, empathetic, and unapologetic support and reassurance that “we are all in this together.” That's what this line of cards is all about!

The encouragement cards for kids line are cards from parents to kids and are ways of giving kids an extra boost of confidence during their lives. This may be for a big test or game and are just a small way to remind a child that you're in their corner!

The folks over at Hallmark have graciously decided to give one (1) of my lucky readers ten (10) Hallmark cards, five (5) from the Edge of Motherhood Collection and five (5) of the mom-to-kid encouragement cards!

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

Your first entry will be saying which one (1) of the two (2) lines of cards you would like to try most and why. This is a mandatory entry and the extra entries will not count unless you do this entry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You MUST fill out the entry form answering the question above as your first entry and then additional entries are governed by the terms above. You MUST fill out the giveaway form for each entry you are able to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until November 1 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!

$15 Credit at Kodak

You can get a $15 credit on the Kodak Gallery site if you register with them. They are running a special promotion in honor of their redesigned site that gives 300,000 people each a $15 credit. That credit will help you get some really cute FREE (or very cheap) photo prints and/or gifts.


Free Photo Gift


They are giving away the $15 credits in 3 phases with 100,000 people receiving the credit per phase. Once they have given out all the $15 credits in a phase, you'll get a 40% off coupon. If you get the coupon, you can still try again in the next phase for the credits so it's a win-win!

First phase: October 20-October 28
Second phase: October 29-November 5
Third phase: November 6-November 13

They have such cute products such as photo calendars, photo mouse pads, photo books, and even photo holiday ornaments. They make very thoughtful and personalized gifts and the $15 credit makes items FREE or very cheap!

So you'll just need to register (click the yellow box above) to get your credit or coupon which will arrive shortly thereafter in your email. Then, definitely remember to log back on through Ebates to get 20% cash back on your order when you're ready to use the credit or coupon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Michael Buble's Crazy Love Album

I enjoy many types of music and was excited when One2One Network contacted me to review Michael Buble's new album, Crazy Love. If you haven't heard him before, I think Michael Buble sounds like Frank Sinatra but he's way easier on the eyes, if you know what I mean! He is young and handsome and you don't expect his voice to be what it is - it's that of an old soul.


This album was released on October 9 and features two (2) original songs as well as covers of many old favorites. I especially enjoyed his rendition of "Cry Me a River" and "Georgia on my Mind". For me, this is great dinner party kind of music, the kind no one can object to and that soothes as it plays without causing a racket!

If you're looking for new music or already a fan of Michael Buble, this album is sure to impress and satisfy. Make sure to check out the acapella version of "Stardust" which is the last track. It's a superb rendition and gave me chills!

I received the album to review at no charge from One2One Network. The opinons remain mine though!

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.

For you Kroger and Safeway customers: coupons are available for saving now until Monday, November 02, 2009. They will expire 2 weeks later on November 16, 2009.For you ShopRite customers: these coupons will be made available on Sunday, October 25, 2009 (you won’t see them on the site currently) and can be saved until Saturday, November 7, at which point they will also expire.

BC Cookie Mix Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

BC Potatoes Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any flavor Box or Pouch Betty Crocker® Potatoes (Except Potato Buds®).

BC Warm Delights Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

BC Frosting Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy ONE TUB any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Frosting.

Bisquick® Save $.60: Save $0.60 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Chex Mix® Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Chex® cereals Save $1 Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Chex® cereals.

Fiber One Muffin Mix Save $.50 Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One(tm) Box Muffin Mix.

Green Giant® Vege's Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Hamburger Helper® Save $.75: Save $0.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Kix® cereal Save $.55: Save $0.55 when you buy any Kix® cereal - Kix®, Berry Berry Kix® OR Honey Kix®.

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

PB Cookie Dough Save $1: Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough.

PB Frozen Grands! Save $.75: Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, OR Mini Cinnamon Rolls.

PB Italian Meal Bred Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust).

PB Rolled Pie Crusts Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy TWO packages of Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts.

PB Refrig'd Grands! Save $.30: Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

PB Sweet Rolls Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls.

PB Holiday Cookies Save $.75: Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies.

Progresso® Broth Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any variety Progresso® Broth.

Progresso® Soups Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Romano's Mac Grill kit Save $1: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Romano's Macaroni Grill® Restaurant Favorites® Dinner Kit.

Yoplait® cups Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothies.

Yoplait® Delights(tm) Save $1: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Delights Yogurt Multipack.

Pillsbury® Crescents Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls.

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

Huggies® Diapers Save $3: Save $3.00 on any package of Huggies® Diapers

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


King Suppers Only
Coleman Natural Hot Dog Save $1: Save $1 when purchasing a nitrate-free Coleman Natural Beef Hot Dog.

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


ShopRite Only
ShopRite® 5lb Flour Save $.50: Save $0.50 off toward the purchase of one 5lb bag ShopRite® Flour, bleached or unbleached.

ShopRite® Light Bulb Save $.50: Save $0.50 off toward the purchase of one 13W, 19W, or 23W ShopRite® Energy Saving Light Bulb.

ShopRite® Sheet Cake Save $5: Save $5.00 off toward the purchase of (1) ShopRite® 1/8 Sheet Decorated Cake, any variety.

Lipton® Tea Bags Save $0.35: Save $0.35 off your purchase of any ONE (1) Lipton® Tea Bags (any size)

Ragu® Pasta Sauce Save $0.50: Save $0.50 off your purchase of any ONE (1) Ragu® Pasta sauce (26 oz.)

FREE Chocolate Dipped Fruit

I love Facebook FREEBIES! And this is a great one! The first 100,000 people to become a fan of Edible Arrangements on Facebook will get an email coupon good for 6 pieces of chocolate dipped fruit at the retail store. The email coupon will arrive 1-2 days after you sign up for the freebie.
If you've never had edible arrangements before they are a great healthy alternative when you want to send someone some food/sweets but not cookies or chocolate! This offer is valid in stores only and is good only until 11/16/09 though the coupon is valid until 11/21/09. Pick up the fruit in store and you won't incur a delivery cost.

As of 6:22 AM Eastern time when this posted there were only 33,212 fans so you have plenty of time to sign up for this great freebie!
 
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