Friday, May 29, 2009

Gymboree Stuff A Bag Sale - 5/31-6/1

You will receive 30% off all items you can stuff in the reusable bag they will be handing out. This includes all full-price, sale and promotional items. If you have any 20% off mailer coupons or coupons from magazines, you can use those as well. Also, the Summer Deals $7.99 tank tops and shorts will still be on sale and will be included in the Stuff A Bag sale. The reusable bags they will be handing out cost $5, however, you do not need to purchase the bag in order to get the 30% off. If you do purchase, the cost of the bag will be $3.50 after the discount. I was told that the sale would also be available online ( and that you could use a coupon online as well. This is a great deal for those who shop at Gymboree!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I used to be a member at Curves and then I moved, had a baby, and blah, blah, blah. It was great and it really did work. This is a great offer. You get a membership for half off, plus 30 days FREE! It's all women, which I loved. Maybe I'll do the picture for more details.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Potty Humor is a Part of EVERYTHING

My son (3) and daughter (2) were playing "space guys" and were imagining that they were superheros. Of course, with every good superhero there comes a great name. My son announced to me that he was (with no surprised to me), "Buzz Light Year, and this is my sister Flower toot." So typical of him. She's a girl, deserving a specific girl name, but not to be left without a little potty humor, too. Oh, I don't want them to grow up.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Our Family is Getting New Shoes -- Well, Flip-Flops!

Hurry, Old Navy's flip flops are $1 today (Saturday) only! I LOVE their flip flops because they last forever. We are getting some! Go --- hurry.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

CVS Redemption!

I think CVS may be starting to redeem herself this coming week. There seem to be some really good ECB deals coming. So for those of you who've been on a CVS hiatus, like me, it's time to get back in the game!!! (Katie, come home!) Go Here for the upcoming deals!

Huge Savings @ Kroger!

I ran into Kroger really quick today and I walk out with 63% savings! Here's what I was able to bring home:

Glaceau Vitamin Waters: $.99
use .50/1 internet coupon HERE (link is fixed)
Kroger will double coupon
Total: FREE!!! you can print this coupon as much as you'd like (I bought five and I'm sure I'll go back for more)

Green Giant boxed veggies: $1.00
use .50/1 internet coupon HERE
Kroger will double coupon
Total: FREE!! you may print the coupon twice

2 Frozen Cool Whips: $1.00
use $1/2 internet coupon HERE
Total: $.50 each (I love the French Vanilla flavor!!! So good!)

Fresh Express Salad mix: $1.49 (marked down)
use recent $1/1 coupon
Total: $.49 each

Eckridge Farm Hotdogs: $.77!!!
Ritz Crackers ($2.50) and Artisan Wheat Thins ($2.00)
use "buy Ritz get Wheat Thins Free" coupon from recent insert
use $1/1 Wheat Thins from recent insert
Total: Ritz $1.50 and Wheat Thins FREE!!

2 Tyson Chicken pouches: $1.99
use Kroger $1/2 coupon
Total: $1.49 each

I also got some strawberries, feta cheese, pecans, large peanut butter, and Popsicles. My grand total was only $18.86!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Sammie @ Quiznos!

QuiznosJoin the Quiznos Q Club to get coupons. Click Here When you join you will receive a coupon for a free Sammie. These are really good. These kind of coupons are great for my husband, too. I try to send him with lunch everyday to save on money, but sometimes it just doesn't happen so having some free sandwich coupons is always handy.

BOGO Frosty!!

I love Frosty's!! No really, I am absolutely crazy about them. A few years ago when I was pregnant with my first child Wendy's was giving away free Frosty's for a limited time. I literally had 14 Frosty's in one day. No joke. I switched it up a bit -- different Wendy's -- some were drive thru, others were in store, but when it was all said and done I had consumed 14 of those babies. Needless-to-say, I gained 60 lbs. with my first child. Anyway, long story just to say that Wendy's is offering BOGO for thier new Coffee-Toffee Twisted Frosty or for the Frosty-cino. Here is the coupon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Summer Deals @ Meijer -- Stock Up!

I went to Meijer today to get a couple of summer staples -- hot dogs and mayo! I need plenty of both -- hot dogs are a given and mayo for all the outdoor picnics I'll inevitable have to bring some sort of side dish to. :) Also there were some pretty great deals on fruit, too!

Kraft Mayo (I like the kind with olive oil): $2.00
Meijer store coupon HERE $1/1
Internet coupon $1/1 HERE and on my coupon side bar and HERE
Total: FREE!!!! (print as many coupons as you can!)

Oscar Meyer Hot dogs: $1.25
Meijer store coupon $1/2 HERE
Internet coupon $1/2 HERE and on my coupon side bar
Total: $.25 (print as many coupons as you can!!)

Electrosol gel tabs: $3.00
use $2.50/1 coupon from recent insert
Total: $.50

Bananas: $.27 for lb. -- so cheap!
Strawberries: $1
Pineapple: $2.99

Go get your summer deals!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Under $10 Shopping Trip

Okay so I'm back in business. I've kind of taken a blogging/couponing break. I've got my hands in some other projects right now and haven't been able to find enough time in the day. Can anyone relate? So, yesterday I finally went grocery shopping for our family to pick up some things we needed for the week. Here's what I got:
Hellman's mayo
large yogurt
BBQ sauce
Ritz peanut butter crackers
2 Kashi waffles
Quaker granola bites
3.75 lbs organic, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Kraft salad dressings
Fresh Express Salad mix
tortilla chips
potato chips
2 Oscar Meyer mini hot dogs

Here's the breakdown:

Kroger -- if you haven't signed up as a Kroger customer on their website -- DO IT! These coupons will mean nothing to you if you don't sign up. They send you coupons regularly in the mail and they tend to be high value if not totally FREE!

Strawberries: $1.65
use FREE coupon from Kroger
Total: FREE
Hellman's mayo: $4.99
use FREE coupon from Kroger
Total: FREE

Oscar Meyer mini hotdogs: $.99
use $1/2 coupon from Kroger
Total: $.50 each (there is also a $1/1 coupon on my side bar which would have made these FREE, dang!)

Kraft BBQ Sauce: $1.00
use coupon HERE and HERE $1/1
print 4 copies (2 with each site)
Total: Moneymaker! FREE and you will get between $2-4 off your next order depending on how many you buy.

Fresh Express Salad: $1.39
use $1/1 recent coupon
use e-coupon $1/1 HERE
Total: $.61 overage! FREE

I used my $2 coupon from the BBQ sauce and with all my overage I was able to snag eggs, yogurt, and 2 bags of chips as well. My total at Kroger was $4.13!! Whoo! ***I would also like to note that there are several $1/1 Kelloggs coupons out there and Kelloggs cereal is $1.88 this week so you could get some really cheap cereal as well.***

Now for Target -- make sure you sign up with Hot Coupon World to get all your Target store coupons which you can stack with manufacturer coupons.

Gold n Plump All Natural Chicken Breasts: $3.49 20oz.
use target coupon $1/1 HERE
use internet $1.50 HERE (print as many as you want -- same for Target q's)
Total: $.99

Quaker granola bites (single package found @ the $1 spot or at registers): $1
use $1/1 target coupon HERE
Total: FREE (there are great for the car or school lunches)

Ritz PB crackers: $2.79
use $1/1 internet coupon HERE
Total: $1.79

Kashi Honey Wheat Waffles: $1.79
use $1.50 HERE
Total: $.29

Kraft Salad Dressing: $1.59
use $1.50/1 from recent insert
use 1/2 Target coupon HERE
Total for 2: $.33 each

Total for shopping trip to Target: $5.51
The chicken was the score for this week!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Garage Sale 101

Okay, so I've been to my share of garage sales lately to find inventory for Lila's Pockets. After my outings today I decided to share some of my insight on how to have a successful sale. In no particular order, here are my tips:

1. The majority of garage salers don't want to spend more than $10 on an item. If you've got something that's worth more than that, sell it on Craigslist. You will get a much better offer there.

2. Don't sell antiques at a garage sale! Sell them to an antique dealer or on Craigslist.

3. Clothing shouldn't be more than $1 -- you've been wearing it for years!

4. Children's shoes should be no more than $2 -- your children have been wearing them and who knows what they've stepped in along the way!

5. Put your stuff in the driveway (think "drive" sale as oppose to "garage" sale -- people are more likely to stop if they can see what you have).

6. Put a price on everything! You will lose buyers if they have to ask how much something is.

7. Don't be offended when someone offers you less -- if it's within a few bucks -- sell it. The idea is to get rid of stuff.

8. Signs are very helpful -- if people have to search for you, they will just be irritated with you when they do find you.

9. Throw trash away. If you are selling something that's dirty or obviously broken - THROW IT OUT - or put it in a pile marked "free"

10. Keep in mind -- the idea of a garage sale is not so much to make a ton of money, but to get rid of your junk. Basically, you could and probably should be paying people to haul your stuff away, but instead you get to make a little cash in the process. The less you value your stuff; the more money you will probably make.

Obviously, you can sense some sarcasm in my writing, but hopefully you get the idea. I will be having my garage sale in two weeks so I'll have to let you know how it goes. Get out there -- there are some great treasures to be found.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Make a Meal of It!

Today at Arby's you can get a FREE fruit tea -- you don't have to purchase anything! So, here's my idea -- swing through Arby's drive through -- everyone get their FREE tea, then swing through the KFC drive through and get your FREE 2pc. grilled chicken meal. Now, all we need is a free dessert. Anyone know of any out there? :) Oh, I almost forgot -- on my receipt for my FREE tea was a coupon for a FREE beef and cheddar sandwich for filling out a quick online survey. Pretty cool deal.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FREE Grilled Chicken Meal @ KFC!

Go HERE and get your coupon for a FREE 2pc meal (includes two sides)! You can print this up to four times so you maybe able to get your whole family done for FREE! Hurry these won't last long. I love free food; it makes me happy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Get the Latest Swagcodes!

Search & Win

I just found this website the other day and I've been meaning to tell all my readers about it. Go to to get the latest swagcodes. There is actually a new one almost every day. I just went there and found one! The newest one is: Swagaphobia ---- but you'll want to go there and see for yourself, too! To sign up for swagbucks go HERE.

A Mom's Overature

One of my best "mom" friends sent this to me today. It made me laugh and oddly encouraged me in my motherhood. Take a look HERE; all moms will appreciate and relate to this one! Just do it -- BECAUSE I SAID SO!

Happy Mother's Day, early.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Search & Win
Use the code HAWKS (all caps) to receive 1 swagbuck! Go HERE to learn about how to can earn all kinds of points from swagbucks and cash them in to get great prizes. I just bought my husband a new guitar with mine! ***Hurry, I don't know how long it will last!*** It's expired now.

FREE Bic Pens @ Staples!

Staples is advertising Bic pens for $1 starting 5/3/09. Go to my coupons sidebar and print a $1/1 Bic coupon. There are also some other really great coupons over there like $3/1 Huggies and a $2/1 California Pizza Kitchen pizza (love these!).

Some Great Offers!

Get 4 bags of Boca Java coffee for $4.95 and shipping is FREE! There is no further obligation other than to relax and enjoy your inexpensive coffee! Click the icon for the offer:

Get a FREE 7 day guest pass to Bally's Total Fitness. Click the icon for the offer:

Get a FREE sample of formula. Click the icon:

Or you can get a FREE gift for nursing moms:

The next two are my favorite offers right now. The first is Gevalia. You get three half pound bags of flavored coffee and a travel mug for $3 and the second is the Entertainment book for only $15 with FREE shipping! It pays for itself the very first time you use it. Love it!

$10/10 Coupon @ JC Penny!

Use the coupon code momsgr8 to get $10 off of $10 or more. You can choose to have your item shipped to your local store for even cheaper shipping. There seems to be lots of things for sale under the "outlet" tap so I'm sure there are some great deals to be had!

FREE Coffee @ Borders

Our family loves going to Borders. We all go to our sections find some books we want to read and spend time together as a family reading. My husband and I always get coffee, too. So, I am all about this deal. Go HERE to get a coupon for a FREE 12oz. coffee at Seattle's Best in Borders. Go have a date with your kids!