Friday, October 30, 2009

Free Food on Halloween

Looking for some free eats on Halloween? Try one of these offers...

* Taco Bell is offering a free Black Jack Taco from 6PM to Midnight on October 31st. No other purchase required.

* Sonic is serving 50¢ corndogs from 5 to 10 PM on 10/31.

* Dress like a burrito, salad, or wrap on Halloween and head to Chipotle from 6-10 PM, you’ll get a free burrito.

* Get a free Kid’s meal at Wahoo’s Fish Taco when your child (12 yrs and younger) bring in his bag of candy the day after Halloween (Nov 1st). One free kid’s meal per child, per parent with this printable invite.

*Sweet Tomatoes - On 10/30 and 10/31, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Children must be in costume and one child per adult.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Payless Shoes: 50% off entire purchase!

Hurry, this is only good thru Friday, 10/30.

Thanks to Oprah, print this coupon to get 50% off your entire purchase, yep that's everything in the store!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby Einstein: DVD Refund or Exchange

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood forced Disney to stop claiming that Baby Einstein videos were educational for infants and now, with pressure from the CCFC Disney/Baby Einstein is agreeing to reimburse parents for their purchased Baby Einstein DVDs.

If you are not satisfied with the Baby Einstein DVD you purchased between 6/5/04 and 9/4/09, now thru March 4, 2010, you may exchange it for one of the following:

* A Baby Einstein Book of your choice
* A Baby Einstein music CD of your choice
* A coupon for 25% off one Little Einsteins™ product (Redeemable at


* you may return it for a refund of the current retail value ($15.99)

Click here to find additional details and how to get your refund or exchange.

Thanks Erin!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Entertainment Book web offers

We have an Entertainment Book and they have always been a smart purchase for us. But I never believe how quickly the time goes before they expire. Those that currently have a book, the coupons expire in 5 days!!!

Lucky for us, one of our readers, Tracy, has compiled a list of all the online offers that are still good thru the end of the year. Check out the list of offers here. Order from places like Sketchers, Shutterfly, Office Depot and more.

Thanks, Tracy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Free Deodorant at CVS this week

Thanks to Common Sense with Money, check out how to get free deodorant this week!
"The Dove Extra Care Bucks deal going on at CVS this week also includes the Dove Ultimate deodorant. There is a high value printable coupons you can use to get them free after coupons and extra care bucks deal this week:

Buy 6 Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant @ $3.50
Use 6 $2.00/1 printable (IE Link) or (FF Link) (you will need access to three computers to get six coupons)
Pay $9.00 plus tax out of pocket and get back $10.00 ECBs
FREE plus $1.00 in overage after coupons and ECBs

If you have access to two computers, you can do this deal:

Buy 6 Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant @ $3.50
Use four $2.00/1 printable (IE Link) or (FF Link)
Use $1.50/2 coupon from 10/04 Red Plum insert
Pay $11.50 plus tax out of pocket and get back $10.00 ECB
Pay $0.25 each after coupon & ECBs"

6th Free Sandwich coupon at QuikTrip

This is almost too good to be true, but it's still true!!! Click here to get your sixth free sandwich from QT. This coupon has been reset 6 times and we're crossing our fingers it will happen again!

We've tried the three meat footlong sub, the whole wheat turkey sandwich, and the southwestern wrap. My hubby likes the footlong because it's the largest and I like the southwestern wrap. Print yours here and tell me what you like!

JCPenney & LandsEnd $10 off $10 coupon

According to Money Saving Mom, you can score some great deals at JCPenney or LandsEnd with a $10 off $10 code.

"Use coupon code SWEETS4U at JCPenney or code LandsEnd and the pin 1124 at to get $10 off your order of $10 or more. Don't forget to shop through Ebates to get 3-4% of your order total back.

If you haven't yet signed up with Ebates, here's how you can turn these deal into a money-maker:
::Sign up for a new account with Ebates.
::Search for JCPenney or LandsEnd on Ebates and click-through to the website.
::Find something on the website which is a little over $10 and add it to your cart (The LandsEnd coupon can only be used on regularly-priced merchandise. The JCP code can be used on anything so I recommend checking the outlet store or clearance section get the best deal.)
::Checkout with the promo codes mentioned above to get $10 off your order.
::Checkout paying only for shipping and taxes (this will be around $5-$6).
::Receive your $5 bonus as a new sign-up with Ebates plus receive 4% cash back at JCPenney or 3% cashback at LandsEnd."

At the end of the day, you'll have $10 worth of merchandise from JCPenney or LandsEnd and will have paid about half that for it! Remember Christmas is only 8 weeks away!!!

Please pardon my absence...

Remember a few weeks ago when my husband had strep throat? Well, this was my lucky weekend because on Saturday morning I came down with a hard case of Strep Throat myself. Luckily, I went to the CVS Minute Clinic just a block away (and picked up my $100 coupon book at my visit.) However, because of my Crohn's Disease, they couldn't see me due to my compromised immune system.

Lucky for me, there was a family practice open on Saturday just down the street and they even take my insurance. When it was all said and done, I had filled 2 new prescriptions at CVS, earned two $25 CVS gift cards for filling my new scripts there, and had a wonderful hubby that took care of me and our daughter all weekend long.

I'm so blessed, even when I have strep throat :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Great Pumpkin Festival at Desert Botanical Gardens

Are you looking for something fun to do outside this weekend? This morning my mom took my daughter and I to the Great Pumpkin Festival at the Desert Botanical Gardens and had a wonderful time! We arrived at 9am so it was not too hot (don't forget sunscreen, hats, & sunglasses!)

Admission tickets to the gardens are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 3-13, and include free entry to the pumpkin patch & activities. If you have the Entertainment book, there is a 2 for 1 coupon you can use.

The activities include a hay ride, carnival games, petting zoo, pumpkin patch & decorating tables, hay maze, and more. It was a great time and a perfect place to take cute fall pictures! I love this time of the year!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

30 Day Giving Challenge

Take a look in your pantry in the next few days. Do you have extra boxes of cereal, extra toothbrushes, extra bottles of juice? I have plenty and I can say without question that I have never involuntarily been hungry, too hot or cold, or questioned where I would sleep. I was so convicted when I read Alyssa's post about the 30 Day Giving Challenge that she is starting. I am absolutely going to participate and I hope that you choose to do the same!

Check out her post here to read details and be encouraged to watch how the Lord works in our lives every day! What a great idea Alyssa and thanks for allowing us to participate in this with you.

Will you participate?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Free Being Girl Sample Kit with free tampons & pads

Are you a girl?

If so have you visited I had never heard of the site until the other day but I'm glad I did. For a limited time, they are offering a free kit just for women. It includes 2 Tampax Pearl Tampons, 1 Tampax Compak Tampon, 1 Always Infinity Pad, 2 Always Pantiliners, 1 Always Feminine Wipe, and a coupon for a free 18-count box of Always Infinity!

Sounds like it's great to be a girl today!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kodak Gallery: $15 gift to first 100,000

Hurry on this one....

The first 100,000 people who sign up HERE will be emailed a $15 gift code to use on your future purchase on Enter your email address in the big yellow box on the left hand side!

Thanks Good Deal Gal!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Free dipped fruit from Edible Arrangements - first 100,000 only

I often salivate over these in the ads but now I get to try them for free!

Go here to become a fan of Edible Arrangements on Facebook and then go here to sign up for a coupon for a free box of six chocolate-dipped fruits.

Offer is good for the first 100,000 people who sign up. The coupon will be emailed to you within 1-2 days. No purchase is necessary but delivery costs will apply, coupon is valid through November 21, 2009.

A Visit from family

In the past month, we've had several out of town family come visit and it's been such a blessing to catch up. Eric's brother and sister-in-law came to visit from Seattle. Christmas was the last time we had seen them and they could hardly believe how big Kylie was. She loved playing with them and they had fun chasing her around too! We look forward to when Kylie has cousins to play with!

We love you Darren & Cynthia and look forward to seeing you at the holidays!

A Good Reminder...

...To stop and smell the flowers.

Life is too short and the Lord cares for us so deeply!

Another season of ballet for Kylie

Since the weather is still too hot to be outside for most of the day, I once again enrolled Kylie in ballet lessons thru the Phoenix Parks & Rec program. We've participated in several of these classes and I've since met one of my new dear friends and fellow bloggers, Rachael (a.k.a The Good Deal Gal).

Kylie and her daughter have become the best of friends and we're even doing a home-school preschool together once a week. Let me correct myself - Rachael has been doing the preschool program and I just sit and watch with the 3 year olds. She is amazing at the activities she comes up with and Kylie is learning so much!

Back to ballet again! This is the 4th ballet class that Kylie has taken with Ms. Suzie and every session I wonder if I should do it again. Honestly I started it because I thought my daughter would look adorable in those little tutus and there is no doubt about that! (In face, my friend actually makes the most adorable tutus and you can check out her website Juju's Tutus.) The problem is every session I find myself frustrated that Kylie doesn't get it. That's when I have to remind myself that she is only 3 years old and that none of the kids get it right - this class is supposed to be fun for her! And then I have so much more fun watching her be a cute 3 year old in a tutu!

This parenting thing continues to stretch me more and more as the days go on, but it is the greatest job on earth and I would never change it for the world. I'm so blessed to have this wonderful child that the Lord has given us and I pray that more children will be in our family in the near future with our adoption!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another Free QuikTrip Sandwich Coupon

Remember my post on Tuesday for the free sandwich at QuikTrip? If you can belive it, this free sandwich coupon has been reset and is available to print once again! Yippee, these make awesome free lunch dates for my hubby and I! I don't know how long this will last and it might not be available for every zip code, but give it a try!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CVS: Free ECB whey using a reusable shopping bag

Hey CVS fans, there's an easy new way to earn a few additional ExtraCare Bucks. Next time you head to CVS, be on the lookout for the cute little bag tag pictured above.

Purchase one for $0.99 and attach it to your reusable shopping bag. Each time you shop at CVS, have the card scanned along with your ExtraCare card, and every 4th shopping trip, an extra $1.00 ECB will print out with your receipt!

I know I typically visit CVS AT LEAST once a week if not more and I can do a lot with just 1 ECB!

Tag Reader coupons

Remember the awesome deal I got on a Tag Reader for my daughter for Christmas?

Next time I go shopping, I'm going to print these $3/1 coupons to save even more on the books. I've seen a few on clearance at WalMart and I'm heard K-Mart has great deals as well. I can't wait to see my daughter use this because she's already a huge reader!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cheap Kids Hair Cuts

Remember the $5 kids hair cuts offered this summer. Apparently it was so successful that Canyon Falls Spa & Salon is continuing the promo indefinitely!

Sunday 9-5
Mon/Tues 9-6
Walk ins only
Kids 10 and under only

Free QuikTrip Sandwich or Salad

This afternoon, my hubby and I enjoyed a free lunch with sandwich coupons we got at the recent home & garden show. Looks like we'll be enjoying another free lunch with the free coupon available here!

The expiration date is October 21, 2009 and it can be printed once per computer. Please note - this coupon is not available in all areas. Try clicking on "local coupons" on the sidebar if it's not showing up for you. Hurry these will go fast!

Monday, October 12, 2009

From the mouths of babes...

Oh, the simple words of my daughter as she awoke from her nap the other day.

It was finally time to get her reward for pooping on the potty (after 6 months of refusing to do so) and she wanted a Dora doll. As we were discussing what store we might find this doll at, I mentioned the CVS next to the restaurant where would be having dinner (and there is no better store in my opinion!)

My beautiful daughter simply replied "Momma, don't worry about CVS right now. We're not going to talk about that now." Gotta love her!

As it ends up, we did find the Dora, Diego, and Jaguar dolls on the clearance shelf along with a few other things on sale & free. Total cost for everything pictured was $1.75 after ECBs and I paid that with a gift card!

Print & Save: Make money with Triaminic & TheraFlu Coupons at Walgreens next week

Print the following coupons before they are gone and use them to make money at Walgreens next week. Thanks to Common Sense with Money for these deal ideas! If you're interested in these, print them now because they were both pulled the day before the sale started last time!

Print this coupon for $2 off Theraflu products. Save it for the week of 10/18-10/24 and use it at Walgreens for the following deal:

$14.97 wyb three Theraflus
-$6 when you use three printable coupons (can print two per computer)
-$6 when you use coupon in Healthy Savings Coupon Booklet
Pay $2.47 plus tax out of pocket and get a $8 register reward back!

Use this $1.50 off printable coupon good on Triaminic products on the Triaminic website. Print this coupon now and save it for the week of 10/18 through 10/24. Walgreens will have Triaminic products on sale for $4.99 each, Buy three and get a $8 RR back. Here’s how your deal will look like:

$14.97 wyb three Triaminics
-$4.50 when you use three printable coupons (can print two per computer)
-$6 when you use coupon in Healthy Savings Coupon Booklet
Pay $4.47 plus tax out of pocket and get a $8 register reward back!

We can't be too prepared for this winter!

Free loaner tools at Auto Zone

We're in the midst of remodeling our backyard and thankfully I have a husband that is good at everything. He's designed the layout and he's been doing some hard labor getting ready to start the process. We plan to extend the patio, plant new trees, lay some grass (hopefully artificial that looks real!), do some decorative hard-scaping, and more. I'm hoping it will be finished in time for us to enjoy the wonderful Arizona fall! I'm a lucky wife to have such a talented hubby!

Over the years, he has acquired a pretty good selection of tools for all his projects, but there are still some that he doesn't have. I'm not sure what tools they might have for a backyard project, but thanks to Shannon, I now know to send him to Auto Zone for any car tools. They have a free loaner tool program that anyone can take advantage of. Simply leave a deposit at the store when you take the tool and they refund it 100% when you return the tool. You can visit Loan A Tool for more details, but I'm glad I know about this great resource now!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Free Herbal Essence Product Coupon

Log onto Facebook's Herbal Essence page to download a coupon for a free product. The are giving away 18,750 coupon each day thru 10/12.

More Free Glidden Paint

Register here for a free quart of Glidden paint and then mail in the form along with the label of any paint can by October 16, 2009 or until supplies last!

Dillard's: Additional 50% off men's clearance items

I'm currently on vacation with my family enjoying the beaches of Southern California. I scheduled a few posts before I left as I knew I would have limited internet access, but I wanted to pass a few awesome deals along!

Dillard's is offering an additional 50% off their men's clearance items. The clearance racks are up to 70% off and with the additional 50% off, that's huge savings! Polo shirts as low as $9 and khaki pants as low as $7! I don't know how long this will last but these are typically very short so call before going.
Thanks Lenka!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Get $$$ for Electronics

Do you have old electronics, like cell phones and palm pilots, taking up space and collecting dust in a drawer? We've had success selling a few on Craigslist, but here's another option. Walmart has partnered with Gazelle to actually pay you for your old items, depending on condition, age, accessories, etc.

Simply enter your product information and after a few questions, it tells how much you will get for the item. Shipping is free and you can have the item returned for any reason so what do you have to lose!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Free Wall Sticker from Simplistick

There are so many cute and easy ways to decorate these days and some can be very reasonable (and others ridiculously expensive!) I'm a big fan of the wall stickers because I sure don't have the talent to draw or paint something pretty and they are so easy.

Go to Simplistick and you can choose a free wall sticker of your choice. I haven't purchase anything from here yet so I can't vouch for their products, but I'm anxious to see what I get! I'm trying the butterfly for my daughter's playroom!

Thanks Good Deal Gal!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Birthday Freebies & Cheapies

Do you or someone you know have a birthday? Okay, that was a goofy question because we ALL have birthdays and therefore we can ALL take advantage of the awesome FREE STUFF that retailers and restaurants give to celebrate our birthdays!

Check out my previous post of all the great things to get for free on your special day! Both my hubby and I celebrate our birthdays in April, so that month is pretty much free eating out and treats for us all month long! My favorite is the FREE $30 meal at Bennihana!

Monday, October 5, 2009

3 New Huggies Reward Points

Add 3 more Huggies Enjoy the Ride Reward points by entering the following codes into your account. I've been trying to play the instant win games and have not had any success. However the first time I tried a game a few months ago, I won a $25 Gap gift card so don't give up!




Saturday, October 3, 2009

**Hot Deal** Gevalia coffee maker, 2 boxes of coffee for $9.99 (includes shipping)

***This is an awesome deal and I'm sure it will go quickly!***

For only $9.95 shipped, you can get 2 boxes of Gevalia coffee, a stainless steel scoop, and a FREE coffeemaker!!

You will also be automatically enrolled in their autoship program (where you can receive coffee on a regular basis), but if you decide you don't want to stay in the autoship program, just call and cancel when you receive your order and nothing will ever be charged to your card again.

Just remember to call to cancel as soon as you receive your shipment!

Order HERE before the deal is over!

$.55 off Snapple Coupon

Print this coupon to save $.55 off a single bottle of snapple. If your store doubles coupons, you could get these for free!

Free "The Purpose of Christmas" by Rick Warren

The first 5,000 to sign up HERE will get a FREE copy of The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren. You can also download FREE sermons, prayers and excerpts there too!

Thanks Good Deal Gal!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

$1 Halloween Coupon Books for Kids

Almost every fast food joint is now offering coupon books for kids for upcoming Halloween. The books are $1 and the following is what is included in coupon book:

McDonald's: 4 Apple Dippers, 4 Chocolate/Milk Jugs, 4 small fries (expire 12/09)
Wendy's: 10 Free Frosty Jr's (expire 2/2010)
Burger King: 8 Free Value Size Fries (Expires 12/09)

I would call your location before going as these are not carried in every store.

SC Johnson $5 Rebate

SC Johnson is offering a great rebate when you buy 3 of their brands including Ziploc, Glade, Windex, Pledge, Raid, Off, and many more. There are often sales on these products and if you use the many coupons available for these products, you might be able to make money after the rebate! Go here to download the rebate yourself.

This offer is good thru June 2010 so there is no rush to use this! And you can submit for this rebate 3 times per household! Read the fine print on the bottom of the rebate for more details!