Friday, July 31, 2009

Pampers Gifts to Grow Point

Here's another code for you to add to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account. This is a great way to earn free stuff with diapers you are already purchasing!

FREECODE0809EXP (1 point)

CVS Free Gift for ECB Card Holders

CVS will be giving out free gifts to their Extra Care Bucks customers starting tomorrow, 8/1. All you need to do is use your card. The first time you use it after 8/1, check the bottom of your receipt and you should see a coupon for a free CVS product. These coupons usually expires after a week it has printed so make sure to use it before that happens. Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

McAfee Internet Security Free After Rebate

Right now, you can get McAfee Internet Security for free after rebate from Amazon. It's $60 up front and qualifies for free shipping, plus the rebate process could not be any simpler. I took advantage of this when it was offered several months ago and love having the added protection on my computer. This is essential when you spend any time on-line!

This offer is only good thru 8/1/09.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Price Matching School Supplies at Wal-Mart

Wow, I wish I had thought of this genuis idea! There have been some amazing deals on school supplies the past few weeks, but making a special trip to go to one store for 5 penny items just doesn't make sense for me. My time is more valuable than that.

However, BeCentsAble had the amazing idea to take all the ads to Wal-Mart and take advantage of their price matching policy. If the store brand is on sale at a competitor, you should be able to get WalMart's store brand for that same low price. I haven't tried this yet so I can't give my experience, but I've done something similar in the past without problems. Let me know how your trip goes when you try it!

Here's a recap of this week's school supply deals, just remember that you have to take the ad with you when price matching.

Bic Mechanical Pencils - 5 Pack Sale Price: $0.25
Less $1.00/2 printable coupons

Expo Markers - 3 Pack Sale Price: $1.50 each
Use (2) $1.00/1 printable coupon
Final Price: $0.50 each or 2/$1.00

Elmer's Nontoxic School Glue $0.25
Staples 3"x5" White Ruled Index Cards, 100-pack $0.25
Slider Pencil Case $0.25
Staple Manual Pencil Sharpener $0.25
Staples Cap Erasers, 12-pack $0.25

Office Depot:
Office Depot Student Compass $0.05
Scholastic Glue Stick, 4-pack $0.25
1" School Binder $0.75

Office Max:
Schoolio Von Hoolio Crayons 24-pack $0.01 (Limit 3)
Schoolio Von Hoolio 2 or 4-pocket Poly Folders $0.25 (Limit 6)
Assorted Erasers and Grips $0.25 (Limit 3)
Westcott Junior 5" Scissors Blunt or Pointed $0.20(Limit 3)

Papermate Eagle 12-ct Black Pens $0.50
Pencil Box in Pink or Blue $0.50
RoseArt 8-ct. Washable Watercolors $0.50
Book Cover Jumbo or Standard $0.50
Pencil Pounch $0.50
2-ct Sharpie Fine or Ultra-find Tip Markers $1.00
Elmer's 6-pk. Washable Glue Sticks $1.00

Children's Place & Pumpkin Patch: Big Sales

I was at Paradise Valley mall this morning and saw some great sales I would pass along to you! The Children's Place is having an additional 50% off their clearance racks. Not a huge selection, but a great chance to stock up for next year.

Also, Pumpkin Patch was offering an additional 40% off the entire store. I love these outfits for pictures because they are so bright and colorful. Find a store near you here.

Staples: 4 reams of paper for $3

Here's a great tip at Staples, thanks to Juli!

"There is an Easy Rebate on paper, limit of two each. The "Hammermill Copy Plus" white ream is $3.99 with a $2.99 rebate and the "Staples Brights" colored paper is $11.99 with a $8.99 rebate. Buy 2 reams of each and use the $5.00 off $30.00 purchase coupon, that brings it down to $3.00 plus tax for four reams of paper. Super deal to me, especially for colored paper that's hard to get a great deal on."

Borders: 30% off coupon

I apologize as this offer is totally last minute, I just checked my email and this 30% off coupon at Border's was in my inbox. It's only good until 7/29, but I'm sure a new offer will be available soon!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Canyon Falls Spa: $5 Kids Hair Cuts

Remember last month when I posted about the $5 kids hair cuts? Well, we finally made it to the Canyon Falls Salon & Sap today and had an awesome experience! The salon has a separate area just for kids decorated like an underwater cave. They have videos for the kids to watch and the seat is actually an airplane that the kids can pedal and steer (see picture above). Nicole was our hair stylist and she did a great job with my daughter's hair! We will definitely be going back before this promo ends the end of August!

Just a reminder:
$5 cuts for children under 10
Sun, Mon, Tues only from 9am - 5pm.
No appt, walk-in only

Canyon Falls Salon is located off Raintree & the 101 next to the World's Gym.

Staples $5 off $30 Coupon

Go here to download a $5 off $30 coupon for your next purchase at Staples. Offer good thru 8/1/09. There was also this same coupon in the AZ Republic yesterday in the Staples insert.

I'm in the market for a new monitor and back-up hard drive so these might come in handy for us! Can anyone give me recommendations on where to purchase these items for the least amount of money?

Free ShamWow Drying Cloths

Go here and take a short survey and you'll receive two free ShamWow Drying Cloths. I can say from experience that these works really well and much more effective than getting 5 towels wet!

Thanks UtahDealDiva!

Old Navy Clearance Hot Tip

Hot Tip: I've heard it rumored that some stores are starting to mark down their clearance an additional 50% off. This varies by store so call ahead before making a special trip!

And, don't forget that you have until Wednesday to take advantage of Old Navy's buy one get one half price sale.

And, take advantage of their friends & family sale to save an additional 30% on your purchase!

Walgreens: 30 prints for $3

I just found out about this deal and it's only good for a few more days. Until August 1, you can get 30 prints for $3 at Walgreens.

Use Code Pic30 at checkout! and use in-store pick up to save on shipping costs.

CVS Deals 7/27-8/2

There are several freebies available thru Tuesday on school supplies. Let me know if you find a great deal that I missed!

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Deals ONLY

Colgate Total or 360 Toothbrush – $2.88 – Limit 1
-$2.00 ECB
-$0.75 MQ (SS 07/26/09, Exp 08/15/09) – Toothpaste
-$0.40 MQ (SS 07/26/09, Exp 08/15/09) – Toothbrush
= $0.13 (Toothpaste) or $0.48 (Toothbrush) (No ECB after Tuesday)

Caliber Composition Book 100 shts – $0.99 – Limit 2
-$0.99 ECB
= FREE (No ECB after Tuesday)

Caliber or CVS Glue – $0.99 – Limit 2
-$0.99 ECB
= FREE (No ECB after Tuesday)

Caliber or CVS Erasers, Push Pins or Binder Clips – $0.99 – Limit 2
-$0.99 ECB
= FREE (No ECB after Tuesday)

Caliber Pencil or Index Card case – $0.99 – Limit 2
-$0.99 ECB
= FREE (No ECB after Tuesday)

Swingline Tot Stapler or Caliber Sticky Notes 2pk – $0.99 – Limit 2
-$0.99 ECB
= FREE (No ECB after Tuesday)
Pilot Easy Touch Pen 2pk – $0.99 – Limit 2
-$0.99 ECB
= FREE (No ECB after Tuesday)

Neutrogena Cosmetics – BOGO
-$1.00 MQ (RP 07/26/09, Exp 09/06/09)
-$2.00 MQ (RP 07/26/09, Exp 09/06/09)
= $2.00 to $4.00 off first, second is FREE


Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo / Conditioner / Styler – $2.99 (limit 1)
-$1.00 ECB
-BOGO MQ (RP 07/26/09, Exp 08/31/09) – Buy H.E. Shampoo or conditioner, get styler free
-$1.00 MQ (PG 07/05/09, Exp 07/31/09) – also Herbal Essences
=$0.99 WYB 1 Shampoo OR conditioner AND 1 Styler ($0.50 ea)

Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent – 2 for $6.99
-$2.00 ECB WYB 2
-$1.00 IP HERE – use 2
=$2.99 WYB 2 ($1.50 ea)

Kashi products – 3 for $10.00
-$5.00 ECB WYB $10
-$1.50 IP HERE – Cereal
-$1.50 IP HERE- Cereal or TLC product
-$1.50 IP HERE – Granola Bars
=$0.50 each WYB 3 and use 3 coupons!

Lunch tote – $5.99 (starting price)
-$3.00 ECB
=$2.99 and up

Non ECB Deals

Bic triumph pen 2-4 pk $3.99 bogo
Buy two, Use 2 $2/1 Printables here
= FREE after coupons

Walgreens Deals 7/27 - 8/2

Here are some of the best deals I see this week. Let me know if you see something I missed! There are a few great deals on school supplies, but overall I still suggest WalMart for a one stop shopping trip.

Conair Gel Grips Hair Dryer – $14.99
-$10.00 RR

Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories – $3.99
-$3.99 MIR (will print at checkout)

Listerine products at $4 ea, Earn a $3 RR wyb two
Deal Idea
$8 buy two Listerine Total Care
-$4 when you use two $2/1 printable coupons
= $4 out of pocket and get a $3 RR back

Oral B Indicator toothbrush or Crest toothpaste 6.4 oz 2/$5, Earn a $2 RR wyb two
Use $1/1 coupons from 7/5 P&G insert
= $1 for two after coupons and register reward

Mars Candy $0.49 each after in ad coupon
Use $1/2 coupon from 7/26 RP insert
= FREE after coupons (hand the manufacturer coupon first and then in-ad to avoid beepint at the register)

Scotch Bubble Mailer $0.39 each
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 7/26 RP insert
= FREE after coupons (to avoid beeping at the register you could buy 4/$1.56, use three $0.50/1 coupons and pay $0.06 for all four after coupons)

Starbucks Frappuccino 4/$5 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 coupon from 6/21 SS insert
= $0.25 each after coupons

Rimmel Cosmetics on Sale Buy one Get one free
Use buy one get one free nail polish from August All You Magazine (if included)
= two FREE after coupons and sale

Chef Boyardee 4/$5
Use $1/1 printable coupon
= $0.25 each after coupon

Pilot G2 Pen 2 Pk. $1, Earn a $1 RR when you buy one
= Free after register rewards

Excedrin Pain Relief BOGO free, Earn a $5 RR when you buy two
Use $1/1 printable coupon or $1/1 from 7/12 SS insert
= FREE after coupons and RR

30% off Gap, Old Navy & Banana Republic

Use this coupon to take advantage of the Gap family brand's Friends & Family Sale. Save 30% when you use your coupon July 30 thru August 2. This includes Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. Plus when you designate a non-profit agency from their list, they will receive 5% of your purchases. Go here for more details.

McDonald's: Free Mohca Monday

Don't forget that every Monday from 7am to 7pm, stop by your nearest participating McDonald's for a free sample of their McCafe Mocha. You can get it either iced or hot. I tried it iced last week and was very impressed!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Walmart: Free Bushnell Weather Forecaster

I saw this deal on another site and had never seen these before. But now that I know they exist, what a fun toy to have! We have many hunters and outdoors men in our family, so these will make great gifts!

WalMart has the Bushnell Weather Forecaster Radios on sale for $50 (from $99), plus there's a $50 mail-in rebate. That makes them FREE! The rebate has a limit of 3 so purchase one for yourself and save 2 for gifts. It's been reported that these are available in the hardware section.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Victoria's Secret: Addt'l 40% off Clearance

I try to wait until the Semi-Annual sale at Victoria's Secret to get new sleepware and such for the coming year. I've always been able to find some great deals if I can be patient. This year is no exception and now you can save an additional 40% off their already clearanced prices!

Check here to see what is left in your size. Selection is limited but there are still some great deals!

Use coupon code: 40SAVE Free Music Downloads is a website that features Christian music artists and everything related to music. They also have a free newsletter that you can subscribe to which includes some free downloads, and occasionally some super hot deals on entire albums. I haven't tried myself yet, but this looks like a great way to grow my music collection and try some artists I would not have tried otherwise. Visit the website here and click on "sign up" if you want their newsletter!

Thanks Juli for letting me know about this great site!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cheescake Factory: 1/2 price Cheesecake

I am such a sucker for sweets and Cheesecake Factory has the best selection of cheesecakes I've seen ever! My favorite is the Key Lime Cheesecake but I would say yes to any flavor if offered. On July 30th, stop by and help them celebrate National Cheesecake Day with all of the slices priced at half off! Most slices are about $7 regularly. This offer is for dine-in only and limit 1 slice per guest.

Thanks, Rachael.

Albertson's: Dr Pepper 12 pk for $0.15 each

We don't drink soda very often, but when I do, my choice is always Dr Pepper. Recently I was introduced to Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper and I love it just as much! This morning I was at Albertson's to stock up on planter's peanuts 2 for $3, but it looks like I'm going to be headed back to stock up on this sale!

I've been told that when you buy 4 12-packs of Dr. Pepper at Albertsons for $10.58 plus tax (you should get two 12-packs free as part of the Coke deal currently running), you'll receive a $10 catalina to use on your next order. That makes it $0.58 for four 12-packs!!!

You can roll this deal using the $10 catalina earned on your first order to buy 4 more 12-packs and receive another $10 catalina and so on. Here's your chance to stock up on Dr. Pepper for less than $0.15 per 12-pack! That's a pretty good deal in my opinion!!!

Super Cheap Nestle Water at Safeway

Safeway has an awesome way to stock up on bottled water for an incredibly low cost. We use refillable water bottles every day to cut down on trash, but it's always nice to have these for trips and parties.

Update: These coupons are dead now, but I understand that you still get the catalina for your next order and you can still submit your mail in rebate for the free case couons :(
Buy 5 Cases of Nestlé Pure Life Water (24 pack): $3.99 each
Use 5 $1.50/1 printable coupons or $1/1 printable coupons
Receive a $5 Catalina Coupon
Final Price = $7.45 - $9.95

Once you purchase these at Safeway, visit NestlĂ©’s Healthy Rewards Program and send in your rebate to get two coupons for 2 free cases when you buy five cases.

The final cost is $1.07 per case after catalinas, printable coupons, and rebate!

American Eagle: Free T-shirt with Jeans Purchase

If you are shopping for jeans at American Eagle, get a limited edition t-shirt for free. There isn't a coupon, just mention the free shirt and they should be in the store.

This isn't a fabulous discounted deal because you only get the free t-shirt with full-priced jeans, but if you can't wait for a sale to buy jeans, at least here is a chance to get something for free!

Old Navy: Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off Regular Price Men & Women Styles

July 24-29th, Old Navy is offering Buy 1 Get 1 50% off all men's and women's regularly priced styles. This offer is only good in-stores, not on-line. And don't forget to check oldnavyweekly to try earning valuable coupons.

Victoria's Secret: Free tank top for Pink Nation Members

This morning, I received an email from Victoria Secret with a great offer. For all Pink Nation members, get a free solid tank with the purchase of any Pink yoga pant. I've seen these pants on sale a lot recently, so you might be able to get a great deal on a workout outfit!

Pink Nation members, check your email for your personalized coupon.

If you're not already a Pink member, it's free to join here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baja Fresh: Free Burrito Wednesday

Use this coupon at Baja Fresh to get a free burrito when you purchase a regular beverage.

This is only good on Wednesday, July 22. Read the details on the coupon as there are several states where the offer is not good. Find the store close to you here. Enjoy!

Caribou Coffee: Free Wild Cooler

Through the end of this month, you can get a FREE Wild Cooler at Caribou Coffee when you visit their page on Facebook! Just sign in to your Facebook account and then go HERE. Click on the "Wild It Up" tab, decorate one of your pictures, click "print coupon" and head to a store near you!!

I just tried this with my daughter's picture and it was so funny! Thanks Good Deal Gal!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 80% off is offering 80% off their gift certificates through Tuesday, July 28th! I just purchased $75 worth of certificates for $6, plus I'll receive $1 back by using Ebates, so $5 for 3 great date nights is awesome!

Use code NAPKIN and pay only $2 for a $25 gift certificate through 7/28/09.

Remember to read the fine print. We're a big fan of these coupons and have been happy with the restaurants - our favorites are Sam's Cafe and Xtapa Joe's.

Don't forget to go thru Ebates to get 15% cash back!!! If you're not a member, sign up and get a $5 bonus on your first purchase!

Arby's: Wednesday Freebie

Every Wednesday is freebie day at Arby's so stop by closest store to get a great tasting inexpensive meal. Click here to check out what the freebies are for the rest of the summer.

Tomorrow's deal is a free Roastburger with any drink purchase. I tried this sandwich last week and really enjoyed it! I hope you enjoy it as well.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Starbuck's: Free pastry Tuesday

On Tuesday, July 21st, Starbuck's is offering a coupon for a free pastry with any drink purchase until 10:30am. This is only good until 10:30 or when they run out and supplies are limited. I always drool over these goodies in the glass display case - maybe this is a good excuse to meet a friend for coffee!

Check out additional details and print your coupon here!

Pampers Gifts to Grow Point

Yesterday it was Huggies Enjoy the Ride points, today I have a Pampers Gifts to Grow point for you to add to your account. Don't wait too long as this code expires July 26th!

FREECODEEXP0726 (1 point)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

CVS: Free J & J Travel First Aid Kits

This week at CVS there’s an ECB deal going on Band-Aid, Johnson & Johnson or Neosporin Products: Spend $10 get $5 ECBs (limit 5).

The J&J First Aid To Go Travel Kits that sell for $0.99 and can be found by the travel size section are counting towards the deal. Use the coupon for $1/1 any J&J first aid product in the 5/17 RP inserts to get these for free.

Or, if you have enough coupons, here is a money-maker deal:
$10.89 when you buy 11 to go kits
-$10.89 when you use 11 $1/1 coupons (value of the coupon will be adjusted down)
=FREE plus $5 ECBs for next time!

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Points

Here are some more Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards points to add to your account. If you don't already have an account, set one up for free here!

* BGRKP RDLZJ SQPGB (2 pts, expires 8/15/09)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walgreens Deals 7/19 - 7/25

Back to School Deals

Pilot G2 Gel Pens 2pk $1, earn a $1 RR when you buy one pack
FREE after RR

9 Cent Items (Limit 12)
Penway two pocket folder
Penway highlighter
#2 pencil
White poster board

19 cent items (Limit 6)
Paper Mate 1.2 Prism Pens 10pk
Paper Mate Mechanical pens 5pk
Penway Ruler
100 paper clips
two pocket Folder with prongs

29 cent items
Penway (10pk yellow) Pencils and erasers

39 cent items
Penway Glue or Folder
Scotch Tape

49 cent items
5 pack Bic Brightliner high liters
8 or 24 Penway crayons

59 cent items
Envelopes or pencil sharpener

99 cent items
12 pack Crayola colored pencils
3 subject notebook

Weekly Deals

Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.98 each after in ad coupon

Eskimo Pie Ice Cream treats 2/$5
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/31 SS insert
Pay $1.50 each after coupon

Mentos Gum $0.99 each after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/3SS insert (hand manufacturer coupon first to avoid beeping at register)
FREE after coupons

Hefty Storage bags on ale BOGO or 2/$3.29
Use $1/1 coupons from 5/17 RP insert
Pay $1.29 for two after coupons

Neutrogena lip and eye make up on sale BOGO (psa $7.99)
Use two $3/1 coupons from 6/21 RP insert
Pay as low as $1.99 for two items after coupon

Bic Comfort Shavers (4pk) $2.99
Use $2/1 coupon from 6/7 SS insert
Pay $0.99 each after coupons

Register Rewards Deals

Kelloggs Cereal 2/$5, Earn a $1 RR when you buy two
Use $1/1 coupon from 6/7 RP insert (exp 7/19) or $1.50/1 printable coupon
Pay as low as $1 per box after coupons and register rewards

Pilot G2 Gel Pens 2pk $1, earn a $1 RR when you buy one pack
FREE after RR

Tylenol Extra Strength $4.99, Earn a $3 RR when you buy one
Use $2/1 coupon from 6/21 SS insert
FREE after coupon and register reward

Monthly Register Rewards Deals

Buy two Dove Antiperspirant Ultra Clear or Body Mist Products, Earn a $2 Register Reward

Deal Idea:
$1.98 when you buy 2 Dove Travel Size Deodorants ($0.99 ea)
$8.98 when you buy 2 Dove Body Mists ($4.49 ea)
-$ 8.98 when you use two Free Body Mist coupons when you buy Dove deodorant from the 6/28 RP insert
-$1.50 when you use one $1.50/2 Dove Deodorants coupons from the 6/7 RP insert
=Pay $0.48 out of pocket and get back a $2 RR.

Buy 3 Listerine (500ml), Reach Ultraclean Toothbrush, or Reach Ultraclean Floss at $3 each, Earn a $3 Register Reward (monthly deal)
Buy 3 Reach products and
use 3 $2/1 printable coupons (only certain zip codes show a $2/1 coupon, others show only a $1/1 coupon)
Free after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 3 Reach toothbrushes
Use B1G1 coupon from 4/26 RP insert
Use two $2/1 printable coupon (only certain zip codes show a $2/1 coupon, others show only a $1/1 coupon)
Free plus $1 in overage after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy Colgate Dental Care $2.99, Get $1 RR back
Use $1/1 coupon from 6/28 SS insert
Pay $0.99 each after coupon and register reward

Thanks Mercedes for putting these together!

CVS Deals 7/19 -7/25

3-Day Sale Sunday through Tuesday Only
Caliber or CVS/pharmacy filler paper 150 sheets $2 get $2 ECBs (limit 2)
= FREE after ECBs

Caliber or CVS/pharmacy memo book 50-80 sheets $0.99 get $0.99 ECBs (limit 2)
= FREE after ECBs

Caliber or CVS/pharmacy No. 2 Pencils 24 ct $1.99 get $1.99 ECBs (limit 2)
= FREE after ECBs

PaperMate 1.2 pens 10 ct $0.99 get $0.99 ECBs (limit 2)
= FREE after ECBs

Vinyl Binder 1″ $3 get $3 ECBs (limit 2)
= FREE after ECBs

Backpacks (psa $7.99) get $5 ECBs (limit 2)
= as little as $2.99 each after ECBs

Weekly ECB Deals

Band-Aid, Johnson & Johnson or Neosporin Products (psa $2.99) Spend $10 get $5 ECBs (limit 5)
Use $1/1 coupons in the following inserts: 4/26 RP, 5/17 RP and 6/28 SS or
Use $1/1 Neosporin printables HERE (FF). use
Use $1/1 Johnson’s printables or HERE (FF).

Deal Idea
Buy 4 products at $2.99 each
Use 4 $1/1 coupons
Pay $2.96 for four products after coupons and ECBs

CVS/pharmacy Pantiliners 22 ct $0.89 get $0.89 ECBs (limit 1)
= FREE after ECBs

Kodak Picture Movie DVD $9.99 get $9.99 ECBs (limit 1 - sign in the store says limit 5)
= FREE after ECBs

Speed Stick Pro Deodorant $2.99 get $2 ECBs (limit 2)
Use $1.50/1 printable coupon (not showing for all zip codes)
Or use $1/1 coupon from the current Reinventing Beauty Magazine (found at CVS for $0.99 each and has Kate Winslet on the cover)
= FREE with possible overage depending on your coupons

Non ECB Deals

Cascade Gel or Powder $2.99
Use $1/1 from the 7/5 PG insert
= $1.99 after coupons

Sobe Life Water On Sale B1G1 Free
Buy 2 and Use B1G1 Free printable coupon
= 2 for FREE after coupon and sale

Monthly ECB Deals

Breeze Contour Meter $19.99 Earn 5 ECBs Limit 2
Use the up to $30 off coupon from the 2/1 RP or 3/22 SS inserts (this will take off $19.99)
FREE plus up to $5 overage after coupon and ECBs

Bayer Breeze 2 Meter $19.99 Earn 5 ECBs Limit 2
Use the up to $30 off coupon from the 2/1 RP or 3/22 SS inserts (this will take off $19.99)
FREE plus up to $5 overage after coupon and ECBs

Thanks to Mercedes for putting these together

Staples Rewards Members: FREE Backpack

If you're a Staples Rewards member, you get special deals and promotions throughout the year as well as earning 10% back on select purchases.

For the week of July 19-25th, when Rewards members purchase any backpack, you'll get 100% back in Staples Rewards!!! That means that if you purchase a $30 backpack, you'll get a rewards certificate worth $30 to spend at Staples! This promotion is limit one per household.

Plus, check out Staples great deals for next week here.

Click here to learn more about Staples Rewards and to enroll.

Thanks, Alyssa, at Keeping the Kingdom First!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Please Pray for Kate

One of my best friends has been walking with Holly & Aaron McRae as their lives are unfolding beyond what they could have imagined. My friend grew up with Holly's family and we all now live in Arizona. About 2 weeks ago, their 5 year old daughter, Kate (pictured above), was diagnosed with an aggressive, malignant brain tumor and you can follow her story here. The McRae's have 2 other children and are in for a very long and unknown road of treatment & surgeries ahead of them. Their faith is the only thing that is keeping them above water, but I can't imagine their lives being turned upside down. The only thing that they are asking for is prayer. Now that you've "met" Kate through her picture, it will be hard to forget those beautiful eyes as you say a prayer for her.

I hate to be reminded of the important things when tragedy strikes, but I've been holding my daughter closer each night when I think of Kate. I need to be reminded that life is short and things don't go according to my plans because that is when I'm encouraged that He has better "plans for a future and a hope" for me, and I have to rest in that knowledge. Thank you for your prayers.

Honey Baked Ham: B1G1 Free Sandwich

It's a huge treat when we get Honey Baked Ham at the holidays! The restaurant is also a bit out of our price range but with this coupon, it's definitely do-able! Use this coupon to create your own whole or half sandwich and get one for free.

Offer good until 8/13 so you have plenty of time to use it.

ACE: Free after rebate items

Through July 31, 2009, you can get the following items free-after-rebate at ACE Hardware stores:

* Totally Green Organic Glass Cleaner (22 oz.)--$1.99, Free after $1.99 rebate (Limit 1)
* Totally Green Car Wash (64 oz.)--$3.99, Free after $3.99 rebate (Limit 1)
* Blue Magic Carpet Stain and Spot Lifter (22 oz.)--$3.49, Free after $3.49 rebate (Limit 1)
* Blue Magic Upholstery Stain and Spot Lifter (22 oz.)--$3.49, Free after $3.49 rebate (Limit 1)
* Blue Magic Foam Upholstery Cleaner (22 oz.)--$3.49, Free after $3.49 rebate (Limit 1)
* Blue Magic Heavy Foam Carpet Cleaner (22 oz.)--$3.49, Free after $3.49 rebate (Limit 1)
* Polyseamseal White (10 oz.)--$2.99, Free after $2.99 rebate (Limit 1)

You can print the rebate form here.

Whole Foods: Santa Cruz Juice & Coupon

We tried this lemonade a few weeks ago when it was on sale at Fry's and we really enjoyed it. Not too sweet but enough to be a nice afternoon treat.

It's on sale this week at Whole Foods for $.99 so use this $0.75 off coupon to get it for $0.24 a bottle!

Peet's Coffee & Tea: BOGO Iced Beverage

Oh how I wish there was a Peet's close to us because these iced beverages look so yummy! (Have you figured out that I'm a sucker for sweets yet!)

Take this coupon with you thru Friday to get a free iced beverage when you purchase one. Find a Peet's near you here.

Walgreens Deals 7/13 - 7/19


Mars Chocolate Singles Bars--$0.89 after in-ad coupon (regularly priced at $0.89 each)
Buy 1 and use 1 free coupon from the Free Chocolate Fridays promotion
Then give the in-ad coupon
= free plus possible overage

Goody Ouchless Flex Hair Accessories--$3.99
Use $1/1 coupon here
Get a full-price mail-in rebate which will print as a Catalina coupon when you check out
= Free plus small money-maker after coupon and full rebate

Starbucks ice cream (pints)--on sale Buy One, Get One Free (2 for $4.79)
Buy 2 and use 2 $2/1 coupons from the 6/21 SmartSource insert (or 2 $1/1 printable coupons)
= $0.40 each after the coupons

24-pack of Nestle Bottled Water--$3.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 printable coupon
= $2.99 after coupons


Buy 4 packages of Keebler Cookies or Crackers at $2.50 each, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use 2 $1/2 Keebler cookies printable coupons
= $0.75 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 4 Glide Floss at $2.50 each, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupons in the 6/7 P&G insert
= $0.75 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy $10 worth of CoverGirl cosmetics, Get $3 Register Rewards
There are $1/1 and $2/2 coupons in the 6/7 P&G inserts as well as the 6/28 Parade Magazine
= as low as $1.25 each after the coupons and Register Rewards


Buy 2 Dove Antiperspirant Ultra Clear or Body Mist Products, Get $2 Register Rewards
*Deal Idea*
Buy 2 Dove Travel Size Deodorants at $0.99 each
Buy 2 Dove Body Mists at $4.49 each
Use 2 "Free Body Mist When You Buy Dove Deodorant" coupons from the 6/28 RedPlum insert
Use 1 $1.50/2 Dove Deodorant coupons from the 6/7 RedPlum insert
=$ 0.48 plus tax out of pocket, Get $2 Register Rewards

Buy 3 Listerine (500ml) Reach Ultraclean Toothbrush, or Reach Ultraclean Floss at $3 each, Get $3 Register Rewards
Buy 3 and use 3 $2/1 coupons here (not all zip codes show a $2/1, some only show a $1/1 coupon)
= Free after coupons and Register Rewards

CVS Deals 7/13 - 7/19

Buy 1 Tylenol Arthritis or 8-Hour (20-24-count) at $3.99,
Get $3 ECBs (Limit 3)
Use $2/1 coupon from the 5/17 RedPlum insert (or $1/1 printables here and here)
= Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Gillette Fusion manual or power razor at $7.99,
Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/1 coupon from the 6/7 P&G insert
= Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 6x8 Photobook at $7.99,
Get $7.99 ECBs (Limit 1) (Rumor has been confirmed that this limit is actually 5, think about gifts now!)
= Free after ECBs

******NON-ECB DEALS******

AirWick Freshmatic mini--$4.99
Use $4/1 printable here
= $0.99 after coupon

Single serving cups of Honey Nut Cheerios on sale for $1 this week.
Use the $1/1 coupon here
= Free

Buy 2 Stayfree pads (24-count) at $2.89 each
Use 1 B1G1 coupon from the 6/28 RedPlum insert
Use 1 $1/1 coupon here
= $0.95 each after coupons


Buy 1 Bayer Contour or Breeze 2 Glucose Meter at $19.99, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use up to $30/1 coupon in the 3/22 SmartSource or 3/1 RedPlum inserts
= Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Walgreens $5 off $25 Coupon

On Thursday and Friday only, use this coupon at Walgreens to save $5 off your $25 purchase. The coupon stipulates that your $25 total must be after all coupons, so check with your store's manager for their policy.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Office Max: Teacher Appreciation Day

Thanks, Traci for the following information!

"Teacher Appreciation Day at Office Max July 19

Summer is a great time of year for teachers, homeschoolers and parents! Not only do you generally have a change of pace from the regular school routine, but many great sales come up during the weeks prior to getting back to the school routine. Now is a great time to start looking for fantastic buys on school supplies. Target, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Staples and even drug stores start putting items on sale in mid-July and continuing through mid-August.

Also, Teacher Appreciation Days abound, giving more opportunities for getting FREE stuff and wonderful bargains.

Check your local store for specific details. (My information came from the Phoenix area)

Get a FREE reusable shopping bag, and save 15% off everything you can stuff into it!

Sign up for MaxPerks Bonus Rewards and get store credit back after purchasing certain cumulative totals, plus get lots of special offers throughout the year."

(Bonus! If you are saving money for college, sign up with U-Promise and get money back to add to your college fund for all your on-line purchases!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Old Navy & Gap: Free shipping

Get FREE shipping when you use the code BTSCHOOL with any Kids purchase. Expires July 16.

Since this is an online code, be sure to shop through shop through Ebates! Right now, Old Navy has doubled the cash back so you can get 8% cash back on purchases and Gap is offering 2% cash back.

Real Simple Subscription for $5

Right now, you can get a 1 year subscription to Real Simple for just $5. There's no shipping cost either so go here to get your magazines coming. It typically takes a full 4-6 weeks for the first issue to arrive so be sure to keep your confirmation email and check the status if it doesn't come within 6 weeks.

Buca di Beppo: $10 off $30

Buca di Beppo is a great restaurant to visit when you have a group of people eating together because everything is made family style! Italian food is always a pleaser and it's even more affordable when you use this coupon to save $10 off a $30 purchase. Remember when ordering that meals are family style so several people can split an entree.

Offer expires 7/21/09.

Culver's Deals

Three times this week, friends have mentioned visiting Culver's so we are going to have to make a trip ourselves and check out their famous custard! Timing couldn't be more perfect because they are celebrating their 25th Anniversay this week and offering one item on their menu for $1 only.

Here’s the list of items available for $1 this week:

July 13: Short Root Beer Floats
July 14: Chili Dogs
July 15: Single ButterBurgers
July 16: One-Scoop Cake Cones
July 17: Short Shakes and Malts
July 18: One-Scoop Hot Fudge Sundaes
July 19: One-Scoop Turtle Sundaes

Find the closest location to you here.

Victoria's Secret: Free lip gloss

Take this coupon with you the next time you visit Victoria's Secret and get a free Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with any purchase.

Check the Pink section of the store and you might be able to find the Pink lollipops which are $1.50. I don't know of anything else that is cheaper in the store! With 25 shades of the lip gloss to choose from, I'm sure there is one that will compliment your wardrobe this summer. If you don't use this product yourself, add it to your gift closet!

Staples: $5 off $25 Coupon

Use this $5 off $20 coupon at Staples as we get what school supplies the kids need for Back to School. There are tons of great deals available this week and this coupon will make them even sweeter! The coupon is good through 7/18/09.

Sonic: $.99 Limeade Chillers

Stop by Sonic with this coupon and get a $2.49 regularly priced Chiller for only $.99. These are yummy summer treats of limeade mixed with ice cream and come in Cherry Limemade, Classic Limemade, or Strawberry Limemade. I can't wait to try the Cherry Limeade myself!

Coupon expires 10 days from the day you print it.

Arby's: Wednesday Freebie Reminder

Tomorrow is Wednesday and that means you can stop by Arby's and take advantage of their summer Freebies!

This week's deal:
Free regular roast beef sandwich with the purchase of any soft drink.

Drinks are about $1.59, so you can get a drink & sandwich for under $2!

Baskin Robbins: Free Ice Cream

As a way to say thank you, Baskin Robbins is offering free ice cream to anyone ages 13-25 that has volunteered or will volunteer this summer. Print this coupon and take it to the closest store for a free regular soft-serve cone.

I wish I still fell into this age group!