Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Deals- 11/30 (including Real Simple Magazine for $2.90!!)

Here are some GREAT Cyber Monday deals when you shop through Ebates to get cash back! (and, as always, they will start you off with $5 in your account!) 42% cash back with Ebates!
Here are a few examples (with the cash back included in the final price)

Real Simple, 1 year- $2.90
Southern Living, 13 issues- $2.90
Martha Stewart Food, 10 issues- $10.44
Good Housekeeping, 12 issues- $4.62
All You Magazine (the one with all the coupons!)- $11.58 (GREAT PRICE!)

Baby Gap, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic- 20% off and FREE Shipping- Use code MONDAY- Also 10% cash back with Ebates

New York and Company- 50% off everything- Free Shipping using code 3953 and 8% back with Ebates. (thanks Sally!) 20% off and 16% cash back with Ebates

Lancome Gift Certificates- 18% cash back

Target- (Go to Daily Deals)- 5% cash back on top of already steep savings, and Free Shipping

There are TONS more deals through Ebates!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Free Samples- Vegan Recipe Booklet, Formula and More!

Here are a few Freebies!

Vegan Recipe Booklet
Parents Choice Formula
Golden Tea

And finally- the crown jewel find for today:
"The Art of Ironing DVD" From Rowenta ;)

Target Deals- 11/29

Here are my favorite Target deals this week thanks to Southern Savers- Go HERE for a complete list!

~Gift Card Deals~
Norelco Do-it-youself 180 Pivoting Hair Clippers $34.99
$5 Gift Card wyb (1) Norelco Clippers
-$5 off Norelco Power Clipper SS 11/22
(makes it $24.99)

Apple 8GB iPod touch $195
$15 Gift Card wyb (1)
10% off iPod printable (store coupon)
(makes it $160.50)

~Other Deals~
Pepperidge Farm Cookies $2.50 ea
-.75/1 Pepperidge Farm cookies printable (store coupon)
-$1/2 Pepperdige Farm Cookies SS 9/27 (exp 11/30)
(use both makes it $1.25)

Ritz Crackers $2.79
-$1 off Ritz Crackers printable
-$1 off Ritz Crackers printable (store coupon)
(use both together makes it 79¢ ea)

up & up Wipes 99¢ to $1.97
-$1 off up & up Wipes 
printable (exp 12/05)

Command Hooks $2.39-$3.99
-$1 off Command printable (store coupon)
-$1 off any Command Product RP 11/15
-$1 off Command Strips or Hooks 
(makes it 39¢ to $1.99)

CVS Deals- 11/29

Earn 10 ECBs wyb $25 in Gillette Products (limit 1)
~Deal Idea~
Buy 1 Fusion Razor @ $9.99
Buy 2 Body Wash @ $2.99
Buy 2 Deodorant @ $4.99

USE: $4/1 Razor in the 11/29 PG insert
(2) $1/1 Deodorant from the 11/29 PG insert
(2) Free Body Wash wyb Deodorant in 11/1 P&G insert
Final Price: $3.97 for 5 products ($.79 cents each!)
(pay $13.97, get 10 ECBs back)
Earn 2 ECBs wyb Oral-B Manual Toothbrush @ $2.99 (limit 1)
$.75/1 in the 10/11 or 11/29 PG inserts
Final Price- $.24
(pay $2.24, get $2 ECBs back)
Go HERE for a complete list!

Ebates- Double Cash Back!!

Shopping through a rebate program online has great rewards!  My favorite one that I have found is Ebates. Its a great way to get your shopping done this holiday season and save a bunch without leaving your computer!!

Right now through Nov. 30th, Ebates is offering double cash back!!  Here are a few of the deals:

Old Navy- 10% cash back & free shipping on orders over $50
Shutterfly- 15% cash back & new members get 50 free prints
The Body Shop- 10% cash back & B1G1 Free on all Holiday Favorites

Go HERE to get started... they'll even start you off with $5 in your account!

Publix Penny Item- 11/29-11/30

The Publix Penny Item for Sunday and Monday is:

Publix Frozen Pizza (crispy crust)

You are eligible to receive the penny item when your total hits $10 before you hand over your coupons. Many of our local stores do not require that you have the penny item coupon (found in the weekly ad), but I have heard change is happening in a few places, so take the coupon just in case.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

50% One Item at Ace Hardware Printable

Go HERE to print a 50% off 1 item that is less than $30 at Ace Hardware.  This will be great for a gift or for when a small household project comes up!

Thanks Ambra!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Real Simple- 1 Year for $5!

Go HERE to get a 1 year subscription of Real Simple for $5!

You can find other $5 subscriptions HERE.  This deal is good through December 1.

Thanks Southern Savers!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Deals

There is a great running list at Faithful Provisions that bloggers from all over have weighed in on with the skinny on Black Friday deals. 

I'm probably going to head out for some drugstore deals and a couple other things, but honestly I'm not super impressed with the day (especially since it means I have to get up at 4am).  

Any die hard Black Friday shoppers out there?

Holiday Stress Anyone?

Yesterday was THE stressful day of the year for me.  I pulled out of it during the day by finding some great deals at Publix, Aldi ($.99 Pineapples) and Target, but found myself back in the stress seat after dinner.  There have been a few unfortunate circumstances that have helped increase the stress, including hitting my mother in law's car in my own driveway and the dishwasher breaking.  On top of that, our schedule is starting to get out of control.  We literally don't stop until after the new year and that makes me crazy!  My AMAZING husband told me to sit down- he found "The Proposal" on demand and watched the whole thing with me.  Between my hubby and Sandra Bullock, I'm feeling much better.

I get overwhelmed when I am pulled in a million different directions and its not really situations I can control.  So... my husband helped me see that together we can walk through and enjoy the holidays-- the important thing to both of us is that our kids are having fun and that we are starting traditions that they love and will remember.  God is faithful through it all- so hard to turn the "noise" off sometimes to really hear and know that reality in our lives each day!

I'm taking the girls out (like we didn't get out enough yesterday!) to grab a few basic craft supplies today.  I promised them a Thanksgiving craft project- I guess I better figure out what we are going to do- I'll keep you posted :)

Enjoy your day... and this season!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Inbox Odds and Ends- Free Samples and Coupons!

Go HERE for:
$1/1 Dole canned fruit (free at Publix this week- this is another link so I was able to print 2 more)
$1/1 Stacy's Pita Chips

Go HERE to join the 7th Generation Nation- its an opportunity for you to get coupons, recieve an e-newsletter and participate in discussions if you want.

Go HERE for:
$1/1 Annie's Cereal
$.50/1 Annies Homegrown products

Go HERE to get a free sample of Zingiber Rx- a joint and muscle cream.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Target Deals- 11/22

Here are my favorite Target deals for the week- Head over here for a complete list of match ups!

Del Monte Canned Veggies- $.45
$1/6 Del Monte Vegetables or Fruit printable (store coupon)
$1/8 Del Monte Vegetables or Fruit in the 11/15 SS insert
Final Price: $.20 ea wyb 8

McCormick Chili Powder or Cinnamon- $.99
$1/1 McCormick Spice or Herb in the 10/18 RP insert

Final Price: Free!

Swanson Chicken Broth- $.49
$.35/4 Swanson Broth in the 11/8 SS insert
$.25/4 Swanson Broth in the 11/8 SS insert

Final Price: As low as $.40 ea

Connect 4 game- $10
$5/1 Connect 4 
$5/1 Sponge Bob Connect 4 Target coupon (in Toy booklet) or
Final Price: Free!

50% off games- Final Prices are $4.79-7.49:
Let's Go Fishin'
The Ladybug Game
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Up & Up Wipes- $1.49
$1/1 off Up & Up Wipes printable (exp 12/05)

Final Price: $.49

Kids Licensed Sleepwear size 4-16 $5 ea

Monday's Meal Plan- Thanksgiving Week

Ahhhhhh, the holidays are officially here!  Many of you have guest coming or will be traveling- I hope you have a wonderful week!  You may be focusing all of your meal planning skills around Thanksgiving, and leftovers on Friday will be on the menu for most.. but what about Monday-Wednesday?  Honestly I don't want to think about those days, but I have to :)

My husband has requested I make a practice run of a chess pie tonight... maybe we should practice on the green bean casserole and mashed potatoes too? :)

Here's what I'm really thinking:

Monday: Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole (I'll make my own "cream soup" as a white sauce with chicken broth), steamed asparagus (on sale at Publix this week :)
Tuesday: Baked chicken, sweet potato fries, salad
Wednesday: Minestrone soup (I probably won't do as much cream as it calls for), homemade bread

Breakfasts- the usual hot and cold cereal, bagels and cream cheese, fruit salad... AND French Toast Casserole- I can't wait to try this!!!!!
Lunches- Noodles and sauce (after the sales at Publix the past couple weeks, I am stocked!), Pizza Bites, quesadillas, cut up veggies

What are you eating before Thursday?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My First Glance- Deals in the Sunday Paper, 11/22

This should be a fun week of shopping!  I did a 5 minute run through of the Sunday paper and here's a few deals I came across at first glance!

Along with the SmartSource insert this week, there is also a Publix coupon insert ("All the Trimmings") with some great coupons!  Here's one deal I saw:

Friendship Sour Cream, 16.oz- regular price (not sure if its on sale)- $1.39
$1/2 Friendship Sour Cream in 9/13 SS (the one with the mouse on the front)
$1/2 Friendship Sour Cream in "All the Trimmings" insert (publix store coupon)
Final Price: $.78 for 2

Connect 4 game- $10
$5/1 Connect 4 Printable
$5/1 Sponge Bob Connect 4 Target coupon (in Toy booklet) or Printable
Final Price: Free!

50% off games- Final Prices are $4.79-7.49:
Let's Go Fishin'
The Ladybug Game
Hungry Hungry Hippos

In the USA Weekend there is a Target coupon for $5 off the game Funglish, so be sure and grab that!

Drug Store Deals- 11/22

There are so many deals that are going to be happening this week, I am not going to reinvent the wheel here with deal lists for drug stores! :)  There are long lists, but they are good lists, and I prefer these over others I've seen since they include the Black Friday deals.

Walgreens Deals here
CVS Deals here
Rite Aid Deals here

Publix Penny Item- 11/22 & 23

The Publix Penny Item for Sunday and Monday is:

Publix Sliced Cheese (wrapped singles)

Florida and some Georgia stores do not participate in this promotion.. sorry :(
You are eligible to receive the penny item when your total hits $10 before you hand over your coupons. Many of our local stores do not require that you have the penny item coupon (found in the weekly ad), but I have heard change is happening in a few places, so take the coupon just in case.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kroger Deals- 11/22

Here are my favorite Kroger deals this week- big thanks to Faithful Provisions.  Go HERE to check out the remainder of the matchups!  Also don't forget to check out my running Thanksgiving Best Deals list for the latest prices to help you shop well for Turkey Day!

Florida Tangerines, 3 lb bag — $1.99/ea
Celery – B1G1 Free

Kroger Cheese, shreds, bars or sliced deli thins, 6-8 oz — $1.25/ea
Kroger OJ, half gallon — $.99  (best price on this)
Kroger Butter Quarters, 1 lb — $1.65  (or the solid 16 oz chunks are $1.50)
Kroger Cream Cheese — $1
Kroger Eggs,dozen — $.98

McCormick Grinders — $1
-$1/1 McCormick spices, RP 11/1 insert
Final Price:  FREE

Dole Pineapple, 20 oz — $1
-$0.50/1 Dole Fruit Product printable
-$1/3 Dole Pineapple, RP 11/8
Final Price:  As low as FREE

Duracell Batteries (AA, AAA 4 ct, C or D 2 ct, 9V 1 ct) — $1.99
-$1/1 Duracell Coppertop Batteries, P&G 11/1
Final Price:  $.99/ea

Campbell’s Cream soups, 10.75 o — $.75
$0.25/3 Campbell’s Condensed Cream Soups, SS 9/20

$1/4 Campbells Soup Printable
Final Price: As low as $.50 ea

$3/1 Green Works Laundry Detergent

Go HERE to print a $3/1 coupon for any Greenworks Laundry Detergent purchase.  It doesn't expire until 7/31/2010 so you have plenty of time to combine that coupon with a great sale!

Driscoll's Berries- $.50/1 Printable

I LOVE it when coupons come around for produce!  Go HERE to print a $.50/1 Driscoll's package of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries!

Thanks Faithful Provisions!

"Outrageous Couponing" Class- November 22!

We've got an "Outrageous Couponing" Class scheduled for Sunday (tomorrow) night- join us!  Go HERE for more details and RSVP info.  See you there!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Free Sample- Philosophy Shower Gel

Become a fan of Philosophy on Facebook HERE and you can sign up to receive a free sample of their Gingerbread Foaming Shower Gel!

Bumble Bee Coupon Available for Facebook Fans

Go HERE to become a fan of Bumble Bee Foods on Facebook.  They periodically offer fan-only coupons that you can print from their fan page.  The coupon available is for $1/3 cans of Bumble Bee Crab, Shrimp, Clams, Oysters and Sardines.  Its something I don't think I've ever seen a coupon for- I love making Clam Chowder so this is perfect!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Publix Deals- 11/18

Here are my favorite Publix deals for the week.  Thanks to Southern Savers for help with these- go HERE to see a complete list of match ups.  Its a great week!

B1G1 Free Deals- "Final Price" reflects the half off price w/ coupon
Breyers Ice Cream, 48 oz.- $4.99
$.75/1 Breyers Ice Cream in the 10/18 RP insert
Final Price: $1.75

General Mills Cereal, 10.7-14 oz.- $3.49
Chex, Cocoa Puffs, Trix or Golden Grahams
-$1/2 Chex Cereal in the 11/15 or 10/25 SS inserts or printable
-$1/2 General Mills Cereals in the 11/8 SS insert

Final Price: $1.24

Mt. Olive Pickles- $2.79
$.50/1 Mt. Olive Pickles in 11/1 SS insert

Final Price: $.39

Prego Italian Sauce, 24 oz.- $2.49
$.50/2 Prego Sauce in 10/4 SS insert
$1/2 Prego Sauce Food Lion 

Final Price: $.49 for 2!

Nabisco Crackers or Ritz Crackerfuls, 5.5-10 oz.- $3.25
-$1/2 Nabisco cracker products printable
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers or Cookies in the $55 Nabisco Book

$1 off Nabisco crackers in 11/08 SS insert
Final Price: As low as $.62 ea!

Other Deals
Sargento Shredded Cheese or Sunbursts, 5-8 oz. pkg- $1.66
.$55/1 Sargento Shredded Cheese Nov. "All You" Magazine

$.50/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese in 11/15 insert
$.40/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese in 11/15 SS insert

Final Price: As low as $1.11 ea

Breakstone’s Sour Cream 16 oz.- 99¢
$1/2 Breakstone’s Sour Cream in 11/15 RP insert

Final Price: $.49 ea

Dannon Danimals Yogurt Crush Cups 4 pk or Dan-o-nino 6 pk- $1.66
$1/1 Dannon Danimals in 10/4 or 11/1 SS inserts
$1 off Dan-o-nino in 10/4 SS insert
Final Price- $.66 ea

Pepperidge Farm Stuffing, 12-14 oz.- $2
$1/2 Pepperidge Farm Stuffing 

Final Price: $3 for 2

Domino Sugar, 5 lb bag-$2.49
$.50/2 Domino Sugar Products in 11/15 RP insert or printable
$.35/1 Domino Sugar 2 lb or more in 8/30 RP insert or printable (IE) or printable (FF)
$.40/1 Domino Sugar 

Final Price: As low as $1.49 ea

4C Homestyle Grated Cheese 6 oz. $2.99
$1/1 Grated Cheese in 10/4 SS insert

Final Price- $1.99