Wednesday, August 31, 2011

FREE Sample Huggies

Click the image to request a FREE sample of Huggies diapers from Sam's Club.  You do not need to be a member to get the sample!

Gerber Onesie and Clothing Coupons

This is a great, y'all!  Even if you don't have kiddos, having access to good baby gifts is something we all need.  Click the image above or below to "like" Gerber on Facebook.  Then you can click on the VIP Exclusive tab to have access to all sorts of great coupons.  It doesn't look like they expire for a few months either, so I'd suggest saving them until we find a sale at Target or Walmart as the season turns.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FREE Magazine Subscriptions For Price Chopper Shoppers

Woo hoo!  Click the image to request a FREE subscription to Cooking & Healthy Living and to Generation magazines.  Magazines not only have great recipes and ideas but often have a few really great coupons in them too!

Walmart Finds

I was over by the big Walmart for a meeting yesterday so I braved the crazy and went inside.  I had more of the beloved $1/1 (any size) Cascade coupons so I snagged six bags of the trial size.  I have a HUGE supply of the Finish tabs so I don't feel like I am wasting a high value coupon on the trial size.  Plus I am thinking those might be a cute topper for a housewarming gift.

And I don't really know what these are but with the coupon, I paid @$0.50 total for those two boxes of little take along pads.  I don't buy many donate items that aren't free but decided that might be something folks need.  I tend to donate a lot of baby formula so I was thinking that they went along with my baby/prego momma theme. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

FREE Sample : Rachel Ray Just 6 Dog Food

Click the image to request a FREE sample of Rachel Ray's Just 6 dog food.  These samples are great if you travel with your pet.  They are also great to keep on hand in case of emergency (like an earthquake or hurricane!) or just to donate to a shelter in need. 

FREE Target Beauty Bag

Click the image to request a FREE Target beauty bag.  The last time they offered this a few months ago, a cute little zip travel/purse bag arrived full of fun samples that I used all summer while traveling. 

After going through both an earthquake and hurricane in the same week, I think we could all use a little free prezzie in the mail! 

Friday, August 26, 2011

FREE Eco Charger

This looks like a rather fun freebie.  It's a solar powered charger.  Seeing as how the hurricane might or might not be headed my way this weekend and winter storms are just around the corner, it might be rather timely to sign up for this freebie. 

FREE Sample

Click the image to request a FREE sample.  I think it's dog food/treats but honestly I am not really sure. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

FREE : Baby Formula

Click the image to request a FREE sample (only if you have not already registered).

FREE Sample : Quest Bar

Click the image to request a FREE sample of Quest Bars.  Bonus...they are GLUTEN FREE too!  Woo hoo!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

2 Ways To Get FREE Oikos Yogurt

The first way only came to some regions.  I was finally lucky enough to be one of the "some regions" group this time.  Check your Parade Magazine from 08/21.  There is a coupon for a FREE cup of Oikos yogurt!  I love love Greek yogurt so I am abnormally excited about this coupon.  Ha!

The second way is to click the above image.  The coupon will be emailed to you after you fill in your name and email address.  But there is a limited supply of these coupons so click quickly, friends!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Organic Produce, Dairy, Gluten Free Bread and More at Price Chopper

I'm not giving the breakdown of my trip because the sales change in a few hours.  I did this in 5 transactions though.  I RARELY do that.  Typically two is my max.  But it was like after 8PM on a Saturday night so the store was very empty.  I knew I could get away with it.  I was really just trying to get the biggest bang for my double coupons. 

But a few highlights...

* Land-o-lakes Cinnamon Butter Spread.  Reg. $2.59, sale $2.
But on the very door of the case were two pads of coupons for $0.75/1.  Doubled, they were just $0.50 each!  I would never normally buy this kind of thing.  I am a butter and only butter kind of girl.  And use it mostly for baking.  But figured this would be yummy on breads and muffins as a treat.  Remember that butter freezes well.

* Olivia's Organic greens.  Reg. $3.99.
But there was a pad of coupons sitting just to the left for $1/1.  I used the PC $1 doubler coupon and it was just $1.99!  Not bad for a big box of organic greens!

* Lays Chips.  Reg. $3.49, sale $3.
But there were several pads of coupons right there for $1/2.  Using the PC $1 doubler coupon, they were just $2/each!  I know that's not the best price but it's still pretty good.

* Bailey's Creamer.  Reg. $2.69.
I had a $1/1 coupon and used the PC $1 doubler.  So they were just $0.69/each!  Now that is actually a fantastic price if I do say so myself!

Items purchased...
(3) Bailey's Creamer
(3) Cliff Mojo Bars
(1) Oliva's Organic Greens
(1) Dole Fruit Bites
(4) Lays Kettle Chips
(2) Philly's Swirl Pops
(2) Udi's Gluten Free Bread
(1) Price Chopper frozen broccoli
(1) Gallon milk
(1) Price Chopper butter
(4) Land-o-lakes Cinnamon butter
(3) Activia French yogurt
(3) Activia Greek yogurt
(1) Florida's Natural orange juice
(1) Mariani Appricots
(2) Boneless Pork Chops 4 pack
(1) Bananas 2.65 lb
(1) Nectarines 3.21 lb

Total value purchased ... $99.34
Paid out of pocket ... $54.38
Percentage saved ... 45%

But the lesson I want to point out is highlighted by the greens, cinnamon butter and chips.  Keep your eyes open for coupons floating around the store!  I saved $6 tonight from those coupons (plus the doubler) alone!  And that included organic produce.  Something non-couponers claim to never offer coupons. 

Before I started couponing in January, I rarely noticed pads of coupons.  Now I am like a hawk and can spot them a mile away.  Those are gold mines, my thrifty friends! 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

FREE Magazine Subscription : Shape

Click the image to fill out the little form and requst a FREE TWO YEAR subscription to Shape Magazine.  No credit card information is required. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Big Savings With Price Chopper Store Coupons

Click any of the coupons to "like" Price Chopper on Facebook and then print off these store coupons. 

New Price Chopper Coupons

Here's another fresh produce coupon!  I love summer califlower- yum!

Use It Up: Pickled Watermelon Rind

A great recipe for making pickled watermelon rind.  I love being able to use things that would normally be thrown away in an incredibly yummy way!  There's a bonus drink recipe at the end too.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Better Oats Coupon

I LOVE Better Oats!  Hands down my favorite breakfast.  I sometimes eat the chocolate as a late night snack.  It's just sooo yummy.  And they often go on sale at Price Chopper for $1.  Though I am not sure if they are on sale this week.  So print the coupon for $0.55/2 and save it for a PChop sale.  After the double, it will make for a great deal of just $0.90 for two boxes. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Coupon: Canadian Bacon

When I tell people that I am a crazy couponer, they often roll their eyes and say that they are not because there are never coupons for fresh produce or meat.  But those of us who coupon weekly know that to be false.  Oh sure, fresh produce coupons are perhaps not as available as a box of cereal coupon.  But they are out there.  And even if they are not, when I don't have to pay for things like deodorant, body soaps, toothpaste, shave cream, and get huge huge discounts at grocery stores, I can certainly afford to buy an extra bag of fresh produce.

But today is an example of a great high-value meat coupon.  And things like this freeze great so if you find a sale, buy several and then just pop them in the freezer. 

FREE Expo Washable Markers At Walgreens

This week you can score two FREE Expo Washable Markers at Walgreens. 

*Buy two Expo Washable Markers 6 pack $3.99/each.
*Use one $2/2 coupon found here
*And stack it with the $3/1 coupon in the Walgreens August savings book (will deduct $6).
*Out of pocket...just tax!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

FREE Capezio Ballet Slippers

So this is a tad random but Capezio is giving away FREE ballet slippers today.  Just pay $4.95 SH.  They are valued at $18 and Capezio will select the style and color.  But I thought the offer was too fun not to pass along.

PliéRelevéPas de bourrée.

Friday, August 5, 2011

FREE Sample : Huggies Diapers

Click the image to request a FREE sample of Huggies diapers. 

FREE Sample : Purina Beneful Dog Food

Click the image to request a FREE sample of Purina Beneful dog food.  I love these samples as they usually come with high value coupons too.

FREE Sample : John Frieda Root Awakening

Click the image to request a FREE sample of John Frieda Root Awakening.  This appears to be new so you should be able to request another sample even if you did so before.

FREE Activia Yogurt

Click the image and "like" Activia Yogurt on Facebook.  Then click "Activia Selects" on the left side to request an emailed coupon for a FREE cup of their new Greek or French yogurt.  Mmmm!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

5 Boxes Of Kelloggs Cereal FREE At Walgreens

If you are in need of cereal, this is an incredible deal happening this week at Walgreens.  I'd be sure to ask for a rain check if your store is out of stock.  Considering you need to buy five boxes to score the deal, most stores will likely run out quickly.  So don't stress.  Just get yourself a pretty rain check and score the deal in a week or two when the stores are back in stock.

Here's the deal...
Kelloggs cereals (select, so please see store signage), 12-18.5 oz, $2.50

-Buy (5) and make sure one of them is labled "Try Me Free!"
-Use $5/5 any flavor Kelloggs cereals coupon from 7/10 RP
-Out of pocket pay $7.50
-Receive $5 Register Reward when you buy (4) Kelloggs cereals
-Submit for $2.50 rebate on "Try Me Free" box (I did this months ago- it took a while but the check did come eventually!)

-Final price...FREE when you buy (5)!!

FREE Magazine Subscription : InStyle

Click the image to request a free 12 month subscription to In Style!  One of my favorites!

FREE Magazine Subscription : Skateboarding

Click the image to request a FREE full year subscription to Skateboarding.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FREE Magazine Subscription : Field & Stream

Click the image to request a full year of Field & Stream Magazine!  No strings attached.

Better Than A Coupon...FREE Furniture

Now this is not an every day thing for me, but I'd say I find and keep about one nice piece of free furniture every or every other year.  I just keep my eyes open while walking the dog and driving around town.  And once in a pays off big time.

The other day, I found this gem of a table tossed out by my neighbor's trash in the back ally.  Laying on it's side in the rain.  I saw it as I left and an hour later when I returned, it was still there.  Calling my name.  And drying nicely in the sunshine.

This is a terrible photo of it drying with both leaves out.  But the table is in excellent condition and looks to date back at least 100 years- possibly even 150 years.

A great condition antique side table. 

For FREE. 

Keep those peepers open, my thrifty friends!  You just never know when you might find a fun little free treasure.

I Braved Walmart And Profited $10.68

I bought all of this for BETTER THAN FREE!  For the record, the Walmart in East Greenbush has the little packs of Cascade.  They are over on the grocery side in the aisle with the dish soaps.

Purchased ...
(3) Tide trial size  reg. $0.97
(2) Degree women's deodorant trial size  reg. $0.97
(3) Cascade trial size  reg. $0.97
(1) Olay trial size body wash  reg. $0.97
(1) Satin Care shave gel  reg. $1.97
(2) Enfamil baby formula  reg. $4.32
(2) Gerber baby formula  reg. $4.48
(1) bunch of bananas  reg. $1.13

Minus ...
(3) $1/1 Tide 7/31 PG
(2) $1/1 Degree any size 7/31 RP
(3) $1/1 Cascade any size 7/31 PG
(1) Buy one Olay body wash, get one Satin Care shave gel free 7/31 PG
(2) $5/1 Enfamil baby formula check coupons *
(1) $10.95/1 Gerber baby formula check coupon *
(1) $10.05/1 Gerber baby formula check coupon *

Total value purchased ... $29.43
Total EARNED ... $10.68

* I cannot tell you how I get these coupons to be honest.  I believe I signed up for them at the start of my couponing months ago because I get them every so often.  But I don't have any memory of when or how or where to point you towards them.  Sorry!  I do not have a baby but I do love to pick up free baby products to donate to my local food pantry.  It's a very expensive and hot commodity.

**UPDATE.  I figured out where the Similac coupons came from.  Click here to sign up.

FREE Sample : Salon Pas Heat Patch

Click the image to request a FREE sample of a Salon Pas heat patch.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Great Coupons : Sign Up

Click the image to request this new coupon book.  I love P&G coupons- they are always for products I use frequently like Cascade and Swiffer.  Even better when they are mailed to me!

FREE Sample : Fish Food

Click the image to request a FREE sample of Hikari fish food.  Here fishy fishy fishy...

FREE Sample : Baby Formula

Click the image to request a FREE sample of Parent's Choice baby formula.  I don't have a baby but I always fill these out to add to my food pantry donation box. 

FREE Organic and Gluten Free Products

As someone who does her best to live gluten free, this is a contest I am crazy excited about!  But as to not be greedy, I will share the link of course.  Click on the image to "like" Santa Cruz on Facebook.  They are giving away FREE products all month such as my personal favorite, Udi's bread!

Monday, August 1, 2011

FREE Cascade, Degree Deodorant and Tide Laundry Detergent

Well I am STILL waiting for my Sunday paper to be delivered.  Last week it took me until Wednesday.  This week...well we'll just have to see.  Times Union...I seriously do not understand you!  You still make it nearly impossible for anyone without a 518 phone number to subscribe and then you rarely deliver the service I've already paid for. 

But for those of you lucky enough to get your Sunday paper on an actual Sunday, there are some great deals at Walmart this week!

The P&G set of coupons contains a $1/1 coupon for Tide detergent (any size), Cascade (any size) and Degree deodorant (any size).

Pick up the travel size (single use) pack of Tide detergent, travel size Degree deodorant and trial size 3-pack of Cascade dishwasher tabs for FREE!

I've never actually seen the Cascade 3-packs in person- just on blogs.  Has anyone else in the Cap Region spotted them? 

FREE Bag of Fritto Lay Chips

Click the image to "like" Fritto Lay chips on Facebook.  Then enter to win a FREE bag of chips.  Mmmm- perfect for summer BBQ's!

New Flip Flops For Under $3 - A Tutorial

I've had this idea in my head for years and years now.  But never sat down to put thought to ribbon.  Why?  No idea.  This was a ridiculously easy, cheap and fast project.  Make your own Switch Flops!

I had the ribbon at home already.  My word, I own more ribbon than My Martha.  And I had the old pair of flops.  And the jewel do-dads.  So the only purchase was for sticky Velcro at Walmart.  I think it was around $2.50.  And I used nearly the entire package to make one complete pair of flops.  However two packages would make THREE complete pairs of flops.

What you need...
* Pair of flip flops
* Package of self stick Velcro
* @ 1 yard of ribbon (I needed less but each shoe is a bit different)
* thread/iron on no-sew stuff
* cheap scissors
* 2 straight pins or close pins or paperclips
* accessories/gems/flowers/bows

* Chose an old pair of clean flip flops.  Or a cheap new pair that you find on clearance. 

* Measure out how much ribbon you will need and add two extra inches.  Cut two- you know- one for each shoe.

* Fold ribbon in half, right sides together.  If your ribbon has a design on it, make note of which way you would like your design to face.  Sew the center on the diagonal so that when open, it forms the shape of the flop.  Trim the excess ribbon so that it opens without a big triangle hanging down the center.  Repeat with second ribbon.

* Pin the ribbon in place on the flip flops and determine where you want each of the sides to end.  Fold under, wrong sides together.  Pin in place (I actually just held this with my hand but I am trying to make my directions significantly less allovertheplace).  Sew and then trim excess ribbon. 

* Good news, the sewing part is over.  Pretty painless, right?!  If you really cannot sew, you could use that no-sew iron tape stuff.  But seriously the sewing part is so easy.  Just give it a whirl!
* Take the Velcro out of the package and work on one shoe at a time.  In order to get the most for your money and waste as little as possible, you need to do the opposite treatment to each shoe.  So the first shoe, use the fuzzy side of the Velcro on the ribbon's wrong side.  And the hook side of the Velcro on the shoe's right side.  On the second shoe, use the hook tape on the shoe and the fuzzy tape on the ribbon.  If you don't do this, you will need more than one package per pair of shoes if you plan to make several pairs of ribbon straps.

* So measure out how much Velcro tape you will need for each part being covered.  And use a cheap pair of scissors to cut the Velcro.  (cheap because the sticky back of the Velcro will get all over the scissors.  You should be able to get it off by running it though the dishwasher but just in case, don't use your good sewing scissors.)

* Peel off the sticky back and stick it to the shoe/ribbon.

* I hot glued a snazzy jewel that I had on hand to the center.  This is optional.  It looks just fine without anything.  But it also looks cute with a flower or bow or button...

So there you go, I turned an old blah pair of flops into a cute little ribbon pair for less than three buckaroos.  It took me mere minutes to accomplish too. 

Now if you pick up a second package of the sticky Velcro, you should be able to make two more, for a total of three, ribbon straps to interchange.  Just like Switch Flops.  But at a fraction of the price and limited only by your imagination.  Just remember to use the correct hook/fuzzy side of the tape for each shoe.