Saturday, June 30, 2012

Three Free Samples: Buds Organic Skin and Hair Care For Kids

Click to request THREE free samples of Bud's Organic Skin and Hair Care for Kids. 

I've never heard of this company but their graphics are adorable (also the way I pick out wine, by the way!) and love that they want to provide green and clean care for kiddos.  Seeing as I wear baby lotion (oh the purple Johnson's bottle is like crack....I wear that ever night before relaxing) and baby sunscreen (my practically albino skin is all about SPF 50+...don't judge as I will be pretty when 60 and others will be a hot mess-o-leathery-wrinkles) and baby food (those squeeze tubes of apple sauce are completely awesome when on the go I have recently discovered), I have a feeling I might just love using Bud's on myself. 

A Few Price Chopper Deals

I shopped at Price Chopper early in the week and snapped a quick pic of a few highlights.  But of course forgot to post it.  Typical!

(3) Prima Familia Meatballs (not GF)  reg. $5.19, sale Buy One, Get Two Free
= OOP $5.19 for all three
~ Saved 66%

(1) Zone Perfect Simple Bar  reg. $1.25
- (1) $1/1 Catalina coupon someone coupon fairied at my other PC that does not actually carry these bars
= OOP $0.25
~ Saved 80%

(4) Olympics Greek Yogurt  reg. $1.59, sale $0.99
- (4) $0.75/1 peelies because of expiration date
- (1) $0.25/1 peelie because of expiration date (she said I could use both)
= OOP $0.71 for all four or just $0.18/ea
~ Saved 89%

Friday, June 29, 2012

Free Sample: Diapers

Click here to request a free sample of Kirkland diapers from Costco.  No membership is required.

If you don't have a little one in your life, like me, please consider requesting this sample as a donation.  I mean, how much easier can it get to give a needed donation then signing up and having them send it to you for FREE?!

Free Herbal Essences

Click to "like" on Facebook.  If you are one of the first 75,000, you will earn a coupon for a FREE FULL SIZE bottle of Herbal Essences!

Free Sample: Shake Mix

Click here for a free sample of Vi-Shape Shake Mix.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

BOGO Free Starbucks

From now until July 02, Starbucks stores located within Target stores are offering Buy One Get One Free Frappuccinos.  This offer is valid at all locations (remember though- this is for the Starbucks that are inside of Target stores only).

A sweet treat at my very favorite store!  Heck yes...that's a fun deal!

Free Full Size Stim-U-Dent

Like on Facebook to request a mail in rebate.  After rebate, you will have a full size container for FREE!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stock Up For Summer Coupons

And MORE coupons from Price Chopper.  Be sure to stock up on chips and drinks and snacks for the 4th of July and summer picnics!  These can be printed here.

More Grocery Coupons: Price Chopper

More great Price Chopper coupons found here:

Coca Cola Coupon

Price Chopper just released this awesome $5 Coke 20 Pack coupon today!  Woo hoo!  Y'all know well and clear by now that Diet Coke is my drug-o-choice at the casa de Crocodile.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Free Schick Razor

Hurry to snag a FREE Schick razor.  I was finally able to be on the computer at the same time this was live- ha.  So if you are like me and keep missing this fun freebie...act fast right now!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Free Sample Of Meat And Pizza Toppings

This one is interesting.  Click here to request a sample of fully cooked meats and pizza toppings.  Let's all request this and then discuss our thoughts once it arrives!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Great Pizza Deal Saturday Only

There is a great deal on Papa John's pizza this Saturday only.

Saturday June 23 is Papa John's Customer Appreciation Day!

Large one topping pizza is only $5.99/ea. with code ALBCAD

This is for carry out orders only.  And at the Troy, North Greenbush and Rotterdam locations.  It's likely this is good at other locations too, but I am only aware of the code working for these three locations at the moment.  

That's a great deal if you are looking for an excuse not to cook on Satruday!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Win A Free Carton Of International Delight Iced Coffee

I've already told y'all how I feel about this product.  But just because I don't like it, doesn't mean you have to feel the same way.  So be sure to hop on their Facebook page to enter a drawing for one of 1000 free cartons of International Delight Iced Coffee today.

Free Treat

Hurry on over to request a free sweet treat tonight.  A sample of Nestle Memento cookies.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

$1/1 Sierra Mist Coupon

"Like" Sierra Mist on Facebook to win one of five trips to the Grand Canyon and a $1/1 coupon!  That's very high value and in many cases could make for FREE soda.

FREE Nivea Lip Care

I have waited to post this all day until I figured out if it was really working.  It is running v e r y slowly.  But you can get yourself a coupon for a FREE Nivea lip care.  I LOVE this stuff!  Good luck!

Free Baby Diapers

Today only, June 20th, you can get a FREE pack of baby diapers (value up to $18.99) at Toys-R-Us when you spend $100 on baby items.  Details here.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

FREE Sample Of Depends

This is great to use as a donation item if you don't actually need them in your family.  This sort of product is very expensive to purchase and much appreciated by food banks and shelters everywhere!  Click HERE to request your free sample.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Free Magazine Subscription: Better Homes and Gardens

Hoping a few of us are able to get it!  Yay for free magazines!  Details here.

Free Paint At Ace

These free paint samples are a great way to test colors or if you're like me, start projects.  I never need more than a small amount of paint.  So this is perfect for my crafty booty!  Valid on Saturday only.

Details available here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Magnum Ice Cream Just $0.50/Box

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

This is a perfect deal at Price Chopper. Woo hoo for a creamy, sweet treat!

Buy (2) Magnum Ice Cream Bars @ $3.50/ea
- (2) $2/1 Magnum Ice Cream Bars (hit back space to print two coupons)
= OOP $3, earn $2 OYNO Catalina

* It's like paying just $0.50/box!*

Thanks I Am That Lady!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hurry To Snag The $2/1 Gain Coupon

If you missed this the first time like me, it is available again.  But subject to disappear at any moment.  Sign up to be mailed a $2/1 Gain coupon.  Hello high value!

Picking Up A Few More Deals At Price Chopper

So I picked up a few things at Price Chopper tonight.  They were out of blueberries though.  Sadly.  I also ran into troubles with Catalinas.  One didn't print due to paper running out.  Customer service was really nice and gave me $4 (value of Cat) to make good on that one.  Then in my second (and final) transaction, a Catalina didn't print but I didn't realize that one until I go got home.  So mascara is not photographed as I will just return them next week.

So these are just a few highlights that you might want to pick up tomorrow.  I was surprised at the size of the ketchup that was on sale.  I thought it was the smaller 20oz but was the larger 40 oz.  Twice as good!

Cream cheese has a long shelf life and I use it a good bit in the summer to make dips and such.  So I like to stock up when it goes on sale.  I've been dying to try these fancy sweet Philadelphia cream cheeses.'s waaaay too rich for me.  Sort of like a super thick pudding.  I thought I would like it on the strawberries...and it's OK I guess...but I will not be purchasing this again.  I feel the same way about those savory Philadelphia cooking cream cheeses that everyone loves.  Live and learn.

I also used the $2/$20 Hannaford coupon.  Competitor coupons at Price Chopper so far totally makes up for the much harder to reach gas incentive.

(2) Brisk tea  reg. $2.99, sale $2.50
- (1) 2/$4 FB coupon
= OOP $2/ea

(1) Price Chopper cream cheese  reg. $1/50, sale $1

(5) Oscar Mayer lunch meat  reg. $1.19, sale $0.79
= OOP $3.95
+ earn $4 OYNO Catalina wyb (5)

(1) Heinz Ketchup 40oz  reg. $3.29, sale $2
- (1) $0.88 FB coupon
- (1) $0.25/1 SS 5/20
= OOP $0.38
~ saved 88%

(1) Price Chopper cake mix  reg. $?, sale $0.99
- (1) $0.50 FB coupon
= OOP $0.50

(1) Price Chopper butter quarters  reg. $2.49, sale $1.88
- (1) $0.88 FB coupon
= OOP $0.88
~ saved 65%

(1) Price Chopper baby carrots  sale $2

(1) Strawberries  $2.99

(1) Philadelphia Indulgence cream cheese  reg. $3.19, sale $2.50
- (1) $0.55/1 coupon from PC coupon machine
- (1) $1/1 wyb strawberries PC store coupon from PC coupon machine
= OOP $1.09
~ saved 66%

Friday, June 8, 2012

Organic Blueberries Coupon

The comment that annoys me the most when I tell people that I use coupons is "they don't make coupons for foods I buy...I like to buy veggies and organic and not Pop are only for cereal and sugar foods."

That just really gets in my craw, y'all! 

Because it's all totally untrue. 

Oh sure, there are more coupons for cereals than organic produce.  But the fresh food coupons do very much exist.  You just have to look.  Not very hard, but you do have to look a little.

This week alone I have posted several coupons for fresh meat and fruits. 

And I don't buy Pop Tarts.  Not that anything is wrong if you do.  I just don't.  Even as a kid, I never understood their draw. 

Just go here to print the above coupon for $0.75/1 Earthbound Organic Farms blueberries.  If you use it at a store that doubles, such as Price Chopper or Shop Rite, it turns into $1.50/1.  THAT is a great coupon deal!

$0.38 Heinz Ketchup and Other Great Price Chopper Coupons

THIS is what I mean when I say stock up at rock bottom prices.  You can pick up Heinz Ketchup through Saturday at Price Chopper for just $0.38.  That's about as low as it's going to go!

Heinz Ketchup  with coupon $0.88
- $0.25/1 Heinz Ketchup SS 5/20
= OOP $0.38

All coupons found and available for printing HERE.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Lilly Score!

Just scored.

It was hairy for a few minutes though.

As I was going to checkout and pay, their site crashed.  Too many rabid Lilly fans just chompin' at the bit.  I was in a panic.  I LOVE this dress (watch it not fit when it finally arrives).

But fear not, preptastic friends!  Their site finally came back to life and my dress was still in my cart.  Whew!

All was right in the world again.

And in a short while, this pretty will be all mine! 

Oh I love thee!

I really wanted this one too but my size was sold out.  Not meant to be I guess.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Free Or Better Meat At Price Chopper

Just to be clear, in case it wasn't clear in my earlier post, you can get FREE lunch meat this week at Price Chopper.  Actually, it's a $0.05 money maker.

(5) Oscar Mayer lunch meat  reg. $1.19, sale $0.79
= OOP $3.95
~ Earn $4 OYNO Catalina

Now if you have a catalina from doing the deal last week, you can absolutely roll it this week to turn this into a total money maker!

Tip...things like this freeze very well.  So stock up now and enjoy over the next few months. 

What Grocery Store Items Do I Freeze?

I've done a post on this before and I note it pretty regularly in grocery show off posts.  But to do a little review, here is a list of items I will buy extra of and pop in my freezer for later use if I can find them on super sale.

* Fresh Meats.  All meats.  Pork, chicken and fish.  And beef too if I could eat it.  But I can't, so I don't.  I freeze lunch meats too.  I am picky about how long lunch meats linger in the fridge.  So I either buy them in the individual packs or I separate the pound into four mini packs.  And then I freeze what I won't use in the next three days.

* Cooked meats.  Y'all know I am big on this.  I will buy several of those rotisserie chickens when they are on a big sale.  Or cook a giant turkey for two people because I want the leftovers.  I pick all the meat and then divvy up into portion size zip top baggies.  I just defrost over night in the fridge.  Use a million ways!

* Dairy.  Milk is fine to freeze- just be sure to pour 1/2 cup out of the jug before freezing to allow for expansion.  Defrost for 24 hrs in the fridge and shake if needed.

* Cheese.  Oh gosh, I freeze all cheeses.  I will say that defrosted cream cheese is best used in baking.  The flavor is unchanged but the texture is off if you are looking to use it on a bagel.  I've never had any issues with other types of cheese though.  Block cheese, shredded cheese, soft cheese such as feta, and hard cheese such as a wedge of parm.  All freeze great.

* Eggs.  Yes...I said eggs.  NOT in their shell though.  You can do this a few ways.  I will either save whites, if I am baking something using only yolks, in a small zip top baggie.  And be sure to write on the outside how many egg whites are inside as you will not remember two days from now.  Or if I come across a crazy egg sale and buy eight dozen, I will crack a dozen and whisk them into a scramble.  Then pour the dozen into an ice cube tray with a dozen cube spaces.  Once frozen (takes longer than water), break them into cubes and dump into a zip top baggie.  Now you have stocked up on eggs and are ready in a jiffy to use them.  BUT...eggs have a really long shelf life so I use freezing them as a last resort.

* Juice and Tea.  I don't typically buy the cartons of fancy lemonade or iced tea.  But once in a while, I can get a smokin' deal on them with coupons.  So I will buy several, pour a little out of each carton, put the top back on and freeze them just as I do with milk.  If I find orange juice on sale, I do the same thing.

* Coffee.  I freeze whole beans, grounds and if I make a big pot and have extra, I pour that into an ice cube tray.  Once frozen, I pop the cubes into a zip top baggie.  Then when I want iced coffee, I use the coffee cubes instead of ice cubes.  I know...I'm brilliant.  It's the little things in life, right?

* Whipped cream.  If you thought the coffee tip was hot, listen to this one.  If you make a pie and fresh vanilla bean whipped cream (or whatever), don't throw out the last of the whipped cream.  I tossed it into a zip top baggie and made little swirly puffs on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Then stuck the cookie sheet in the freezer.  Once guessed top baggie.  I don't use these frozen cream puffs on say berries.  But they are fantastic in hot cocoa.  A big treat mid winter.

* Butter.  Because butter (and bacon) makes it better!

* Rice.  If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times.  Make a giant batch of rice and freeze portions.  This is a HUGE time saver.  And a HUGE budget saver.  It takes away the temptation to buy the expensive and barely healthy minute rice packages.  Those are a gazillion times the price (or you know...close to that number) of a bag of healthy, nutty brown rice.  I cook 2-3 bags at a time.  Its not like it takes extra effort.  Once cooked and you use that night's portion and the rest has cooled, portion the rice into zip top bags that fit the needs of your family.  Or even into those snack size bags for kiddos who need an afternoon snack.  Rice can enjoyed the same way one eats oatmeal, by the way.

* Yogurt.  Now this is a your mileage may vary category.  I've had better luck with yogurts such as Greek yogurt.  Or those with some fat vs no fat.  But it's similar to the cream cheese in that even those with no fat can be frozen.  I would just use them in a recipe or smoothie due to texture issues.

* Bread.  Do you ever pass by the bread outlet stores?  Go in next time!  I pick up as many loaves as I can at one time and just freeze them until needed.  Usually at 1/3 or less of the price in the grocery store.

* Berries.  I go to pick berries every year during peak season.  So much fun!  But fresh off the bushes and middle of August, they are subject to go bad in just days.  So I wash (depending on the fruit) and lay them out individually on baking sheets.  Pop them in the freezer.  Once frozen, then gently pour the berries into zip top baggies.  I don't personally waste these berries on smoothies.  I just eat them frozen, like candy for desert.  But that's just me.  

* Of course I freeze all sorts of prepared foods too but I just wanted to note today all of the items (and I may be forgetting a few) that you can freeze when you find them on sale.  Seriously...a second freezer saves me as much or more than using coupons! 

* And did you notice the running theme here?  Zip top baggies.  They take up sooo much less space than containers.  I know, bad for the environment.  And I will often wash and re-use them when possible.  But I think the space saved is worth it to use the baggies vs. containers with lids.