Wednesday, September 30, 2009

$70 coupon for Dell laptop

I finally received my $10 rebate check from Kelloggs that I posted about several months ago! With the rebate check there was also a coupon code for $70 off your purchase of select Dell Inspiron and Studio Laptops. I don't plan to use the coupon code since I don't need to buy a Dell computer before January 2010.

If ou would like the code, just send me an email to request it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

CVS accepts competitor prescription coupons!

I talked to the CVS Manager at the Danville KY location and they accept competitor prescription coupons! That means today I used a RiteAid prescription transfer coupon for $25 gift card! No problem.

I talked to a friend yesterday who says that she does this regularly and has made quite a bit of money in gift cards at CVS!

Important: if you have multiple prescriptions or special circumstances, pick a pharmacy and stay there. But.... if you are filling a prescription for something simple like I am -this is a great way to get some extra money!

So, if you are new to this, here's what you do.....

  1. Print the prescription coupon or cut it from the paper when you find it.
  2. If it is for a NEW prescription, you can use it anytime (like when your child needs a simple cough med etc)
  3. If it is for a transferred prescription, take it to the new pharmacy and tell them where your present prescription is (mine was at Rite Aid from last month).
  4. Give them your health insurance information and personal info
  5. Pay for your medicine.
  6. Give them the coupon.
  7. They will give you a gift card immediately to be used whenever you want.
  8. I usually take it with me right then to the front desk and buy whatever I need to buy.

Usually , this works very simply. Good luck!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Reach & Listerine printable Coupons

Click here to register for coupons for $.50/1 Reach product and $1.50/2 Reach products. There’s also a printable coupon to save $3 when you buy 2 Reach products and 1 bottle of Listerine.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free hand towel

Click here to request a free hand towel. (I don't know how long this sample will be available. So if you try to order and it is expired, I'd love to know so I could remove the link)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Free personalized postcard from Movie

If you like the movie Cloudy with a chance of meatballs...... this is for you. (or your kids).

Click here to design your own FREE 3D postcard from the movie. You can even upload your own picture to add.

I just ordered one! The preview looks really cool!

One per household!

Bible on 2 CDS - FREE

Here's an offer for the entire Bible on 2 CDS. - perfect for listening to in the car.

Fisher Price Giraffe

We love Fisher Price Little People. We have tons! and the kids love to play with them all! The other day my daughter noticed that the giraffe ear had lost an ear. We called Fisher Price. They were very concerned and wanted to make sure the kids hadn't swallowed it. They sent a postage paid mailing label for me to return the giraffe and then 'replaced' the broken toy with 7 brand new Little People characters!

My 4 year old daughter said "Mommy, this company really cares about kids!".
Since my 2 year old is potty training - I had 7 reward toys for every time he had success!

Lesson learned..... if a toy (or an item) breaks, contact the company. Who knows, they just may make the situation right! Fisher Price did!
(I've heard that Little Tikes and American Girl will do the same thing too but don't know that for sure)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nature Valley Granola Gift Pack Giveaway

My friend Shelby is hosting her first giveaway! This is for a huge gift pack of Nature Valley Granola + tons of other things that go with it. I've mentioned before that these giveaways have the best odds of winning because there are way fewer entries. Here's the link to enter.

Thanks Shelby!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sample of Huggies Pure & natural Diapers

Go here to sign up for a free sample of 3 Huggies Pure and Natural diapers and get a coupon good for your next purchase!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Free Kids stories

My kids listen to stories every night to go to sleep. So I'm super excited about this free offer.

Simply click on a file format to play (this will open up the specified player, if installed on your computer), or right click and choose ‘Save Target As’ to save the file to your computer.
  • Cinderella
  • How The Camel Got His Humps
  • How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin
  • Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Tortoise and the Hare

Link to offer

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fazolis coupons

If you like Fazolis, here's some coupons for you...

Click here to register and print a new coupon each week. This weeks coupon is for a free kids meal when you buy 1 adult entree.

You will need to click on 'calendar of offers'. Then click on register.

Coupons from Parkay

We love Parkay spray butter so yesterday I called Parkay to request coupons. They were super nice and offered to send me coupons. The representative was super friendly and told me they would gladly send coupons out up to 12 times a year. So guess what I just did? I marked my calendar to call again in 3 weeks.


Local offer.... Spirit Cards!

Those of you in the Danville area have probably heard of the Spirit Cards that offer discounts for local businesses, restaurants etc. They cost $10 but offer some pretty good coupons. (My favorite is the 10% off a meal at Chinatown. We don't eat there often but a 10% savings twice a year is nice).

If you are in the Danville/Boyle County area and are interested in buying one, you may contact me or any of the many Hustonville Elementary teachers/parents/staff that read this blog. They will be available for sale until Sept 30.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Easier way to earn Swagbucks

Do you want to use Swagbucks but it's just too hard to remember? Try this!
  1. Go to
  2. Log in (If you are not yet a mrmber, click here)
  3. Click on 'toolbars' at the top middle of the screen
  4. Click on 'download'
  5. Folllow the onscreen instructions.

The great part of this is that sometime during each day in September, there will be a message with a bonus swagcode! That means you can get to your prize even faster!

I hate to download stuff to my computer but we put this toolbar on our computer the first day of September and I've gotten a bonus code each day! I am quickly becoming a fan of this toolbar.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Coupon for Luvs diapers!

Go here to register for a coupon good for any pack of Luvs. This coupon should be mailed to you.

Monday, September 14, 2009

If you plan to buy Huggies, use these coupons....

If you plan to buy Huggies diapers, make sure you add the 1.50 coupon from (you register you Kroger card number when you login) to your Kroger card. You can use this in addition to your coupon you print off from the coupon button on the side of the blog ----------------> or the ones that you find in your newspaper. Double savings!!!! Plus, save your receipt so you can get .75 back in rebate from caregivers marketplace. (Read the details here)

Freebies for new and expectant moms!

Today I talked to a new 'grandmommy-to-be' who wanted to know how to find great deals for new babies! So.... in honor of all the new moms & moms to be, here is a list of freebies and sample offers. This is not a complete list by any means but it should get you started :-)

However you feel about nursing vs formula, I recommend signing up for all the baby clubs you can. You never know when you may need a different kind of formula (or if not you, maybe your friend?) + they often send other samples as well.
  • Create a baby registry at Target and receive a FREE Baby Kit at the Customer Service Desk in store filled with samples and coupons; click here to get started.
  • Very Best Baby - Receive Gerber coupons and Good Start formula checks. I nursed all 3 of my children but I was always thrilled to get the formula checks in the mail for emergencies (if you don't need them for your baby, you will probably have someone you know who could use them)
  • Register for Enfamil Family Beginnings - Get Your FREE Enfamil® PREMIUM™ with Triple Health Guard™Diaper Bag + up to $250 in free gifts.
    Valuable JC Penney portrait offers.
    Free samples and more.
  • Similac Strong Moms - $329 in offers - special savings and promotions
  • Mom's Meet - free subscription to KIWI Magazine and $5 in Earth’s Best coupons including organic infant foods and Sesame Street toddler foods.
  • Huggies Get a free sample offer featuring three Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers, along with a valuable coupon.
  • FREE Nursery Water Bag Tag Let us hel p you keep track of your child’s belongings with this fun Nursery bag tag featuring Elmo +get an instant $1 coupon
  • Huggies Baby Network Join and get free baby stuff.
  • Parent's Choice Get a Free sample of Nutrition for your baby's first year or babies experienceing fussiness or gas.
  • Member's Mark Get a Free Infant Formula Sample.
  • Pampers Will send you a free welcome kit, complete with valuable coupons for Pampers products. You will be automatically entered in this month’s Pampers Welcome Sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of free Pampers products.

Congratulations to new moms! We have 3 wonderful children! My life is often a 'zoo' but I wouldn't trade my craziness for anything in the world!

What can you get for $5 at

I'm the kind of person that thinks that if you have $5 as a gift card that you should not spend $6.00 to redeem the free $5. Does that make sense? I want a gift card to give me something completely free!

So here are just a few options to get you started using your $5 at

Would you like a free movie? You could use it for yourself or as a gift.
  1. Login to your amazon account.
  2. In the search box, instead of it saying all departments, click to movies & TV.
  3. In the search box beside there, type in either a name of a movie or an actor. (I used John Wayne as a sample search)
  4. Over on the right of the screen, you will see an option that says 'search by' and it shows the word 'relevance'. Click that word and choose the option 'price = low to high'
  5. Each movie that comes up will have 2 prices. A NEW price (sometimes the best option if you are wanting to spend more money) and a USED price (this is what we are interested in today)
  6. There will be tons of movie options under 'used' for .01 penny! The standard shipping for movies and books is usually 2.99. That means you would buy the item and your whole purchase will be $3.00. That will leave you $2.00 for your next item.
  7. You can search for books and cds the same way.

If you need ink for your printer - choose 'electronics' for the department.

  1. Type in your ink cartridge choice. There are tons of options there under 'used and new' for .01 cartridges. We've done this before too!
  2. Shipping for ink cartridges is 4.99 + your .01 ink cartridge and ..... you have a free ink cartridge!

Good luck! Let me know if this doesn't make sense, and I'll help you through your first order!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Are you getting money back when you shop online?

Anytime we make a purchase, we check several things first:

  • Is this item cheaper online or in a store?
  • If the item is cheaper online, we check which store is best.
  • Then we look for coupon codes for that store. (we usually just type in the store name and 'coupon code'. This way you get lots of choices. We can usually find at least a percentage off our purchase!
  • Then we look to see where we can get the biggest rebate at the store we're going to buy from. That's right! When you shop online you can also get a percentage rebate mailed back to you. We get between 2-8% almost everytime we make a purchase online.
  • Here's my 3 favorites. We also use - but to be honest, it is more confusing and not the best place to start.

    Most of these sites will give you $5.00 just for signing up. You usually need to reach $10.00 before you can get paid. Some of them send you a check at the end of each quarter, some will deposit your money into paypal.
    Mr. Rebates
    Here's some info on
    Sign up at here. You MUST start your ebay shopping experience here to get the 3% credited to your ebates account. By signing up for Ebates you will get an immediate $5.00 added to your account. Once you earn at least $5.01 (not including your sign up bonus) you will get a check. Here is a link to how often they send the checks out.

    There are many merchants to choose from where you can receive a percentage of your shopping from ebates. But ebay is my favorite. I am currently working on receiving my first check. I'll keep you posted how it goes.


    Sign up at MrRebates. Same rules apply as above..... start shopping at mrrebates and you will get a percentage of all your shopping credited to your account. You will get 5.00 just for opening an account.
  • Fazolis - Kids Eat Free on Weekends

    I just confirmed with our local Danville Fazolis - All through the month of September if you buy an adult meal, you get a kids meal FREE on Saturdays and Sundays.

    We don't eat out very much at all, but our 7 year old really wants to go eat at the 'big tomato' restaurant so looks like we'll be going this month!

    Where do I get my coupons?

    When I check out at the grocery, I often get this question from the cashiers (and other shoppers in line) - Where do you get so many coupons?

    Here's where:
    1. Sunday newspaper from the closest big city (we subscribe to the Lexington paper on Sundays only - $8.00 per month; my husband LOVES the Sunday paper so even if UI didn;t save coupons we would spend that money anyway)
    2. Sunday Danville paper - our local paper - $6.00 per month - same reason as above
    3. Colgate Palmolive Company - I call every 6 months
    4. Angel Soft toilet paper - I call every month
    5. Home Made Simple Book - register every time it comes available
    6. Print sites - (coupon button on right side of blog)
    7. Magazines (we subscribe to every free magazine that comes available.) There are lots of coupons there. Then of course we pass the magazines on to friends and family - they never get trashed.
    8. E-Coupon sites (shortcuts, cellfire, pgesaver, upromise)

    These are just a few of the places I go every month to find coupons. I save every coupon for products I would use - even if its a different brand than normal. You never know what will be on sale that next week or month. Anything that our family can't use, I swap those coupons with friends.

    Where else do you find coupons?

    Some people love but the coupons there are the same as the ones on my blog so I don't go there often.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    More free food at Arbys in September

    If you like Arbys, here's some deals for you this month. Each Wednesday in September, you can purchase one thing and get something else free. Here's the list.

    September 9 - Free Regular Roast Beef Sandwich with Purchase of Any Soft Drink
    September 16 - Free Regular Sidekickers with Purchase of Any Soft Drink
    September 23 - Free Roastburger with Purchase of Any Soft Drink
    September 30 - Free FruiTea with with Any Sandwich Purchase

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009

    Saving more $$$ on Huggies

    This weekend I got to see my brand new 8 hour old nephew, I got to hold my 4 1/2 month old niece + I changed diapers on my 2 year old and my other 2 year old niece! That means I have diapers on my mind.

    If you buy Huggies, read this! and then save more $$$ on your diapers.

    Sunday, September 6, 2009

    2 Free Klondike Icecream single bars

    Here's a coupon for $1.00 off any Klondike product. Since the singles bars are usually 1.00 at Walmart (or other grocery stores too probably) and you can print 2 copies - that makes 2 free single Klondike Ice Cream treats!

    Turn your photo into a Coloring Book Page

    This is kind of fun! Turn your pictures into a coloring book page.

    Go to, register, and enter code PR24QCHT. You will then have 24 hours to upload and print your coloring book page created out of the photos you uploaded. Only five photos are allowed to be uploaded at a time, but after printing, you can replace any of the saved files with a new uploaded image.

    Friday, September 4, 2009

    Drink Sunny D - Get 20 Free Books for your classroom

    If you drink Sunny D, save your upc codes. Here's the official website link with all the info!

    Local note: If you don't have enough on your own and you drink Sunny D, let me know and I'll try to collect enough from other readers to try to get 20 books for one of the classrooms at Hustonville Elementary!

    The SunnyD Book Spree invites parents, students and teachers to collect and submit valid SunnyD UPC labels from August 17 - November 14, 2009.

    Classrooms that collect valid UPC labels can submit 20 UPCs to earn 20 Scholastic books for their classroom. You can contribute by saving UPC labels at home and sending them to your child's teacher. Visit the link below to find out how to participate and for a full list of valid products.

    **While supplies last. Scholastic will select age appropriate books for your classroom. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    Free subscription to Caribbean Travel & Life

    Free subscription to Caribbean Travel & Life

    New E-coupons for your Kroger card

    Have you loaded your Kroger card with the new e-coupons for September?

    PGEsaver has more than $50 worth of coupons.

    Not sure what e-coupons are? Click here for more information.

    $10 in Lysol coupons

    Click here to print out $10.00 in Lysol Coupons

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Free personalized card + free shipping!

    Send someone a free personalized greeting card at Simply use code SENDHOPE at checkout. Shipping is even free! Offer valid for one Hope Collection card per customer through September 7, 2009.