Thursday, May 28, 2009

Going On Vacation!

We're headed out of town. I don't plan on shopping or posting anything while gone, but I'll be sure to get back in the saddle just as soon as we return next week! (So bummed that I'll miss Kroger triples this week! Oh well. )

Have a great one and happy bargain hunting!

My Harris Teeter Trip - 5/27

This was my 3rd HT triple "shopping spree" (since January, I mean). Here's what I did:

3 bottle Tabasco - Free
3 Pringles - $.50 each
New York Croutons - Free
1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Swiss - $1.04
12 Dannon Yogurts - $.08 each
4 Deli Creations - $.74 each
1 Strawberry Bagelfuls - $.54
1 12ct Rhodes dinner rolls
2 Arm & Hammer Shower Cleaner - Free
2 Oscar Meyer Deli Shaved - $1.25 each

Total OOP: $12.22
Total Shelf: $63.95
Savings: $51.73 (81%)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Harris Teeter Triple Coupons 5/27 - 6/2

Well, here we go. I'm using this opportunity to get tons of snacks and stuff for our vacation. My list is pretty short so if you're looking for a complete listing, check out Southern Savers or Faithful Provisions. Faithful Provisions has her list sorted by coupon insert date, which is really helpful.

Here's what I plan to accomplish:

Dannon Light & Fit or Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt BOGO $.75
Use 60/6 Dannon Yogurt SS 5/03

Final Price: $.45 for 6

Pringles Potato Crisps Super Stack $1.50 ea
Use .50/1 Pringles Snack Stacks, Stix, Minis, or Select Product, PG 5/17

Final Price: Free

Hot Pockets Panini, $2 ea
Use .75/1 Hot Pockets Panini, SS 4/26

Final Price: Free + overage

Nabisco Classic Cookies $2.50 ea
-.75/1 Nabisco Classics, tearpad

Final Price: $.25 each

Chips Ahoy Snack-Saks Cookies $2.19 ea
Use .55/1 any Nabisco Chips Ahoy 8 oz + SS 5/17

Final Price: $.54 each

Deli Creations Sandwiches or Flatbreads $2.99 ea
-.75/1 Deli Creations printable

Final Price: $.74 each

Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese $3.29
-.75/1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese printable

Final Price: $1.04 each

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats $3.50 ea
-.75/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats printable

Final Price: $1.25 each

Doesn't look like much, but I've got several coupons for each item so I'll get to my 20 coupon limit quite easily. Again, for some detailed listings, check out the above links.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Harris Teeter Tripling Coupons - 5/27

Ok, I just heard this over at Faithful Provisions...Looks like Harris Teeter will be tripling AGAIN on the week of 5/27.

This also means that (for all you Brentwood, TN shoppers) the Kroger stores in close proximity will be tripling around the same time in order to compete for business.

I got it straight from the chatty checkout dude. : )

Free Subscription - Town & Country Magazine

Click on the the above image for link to Free 1 year subscription to Town & Country Magazine from Mercury Magazine. I am currently enjoying several free subscriptions and can't wait for my first T&C issue to arrive in 6-8 weeks!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Publix Trip - 5/21

Ok, NOW I'm a firm believer in buying more than one Sunday paper. We've been getting 3 papers every week and it really paid off today.

I got my Publix list from Southern Savers and starting printing and clipping this morning. Here's what I was able to purchase:

2 12 oz Bags New England Coffee - $1.89 each
2 cartons Helluva Good! Dips - FREE
*Personally, I think this would be a fantastic brand to bring to a church potluck ; )
2 pkgs Cole's Garlic Bread - $.39 each
2 Boxes Ritz Crackers $1.63 each + FREE Artisan Wheat Thins
3 Publix Sodas @ $.50 each
4 Kraft BBQ Sauces - FREE
3 Kraft Salad Dressings - FREE
3 A.1. Steak Sauce - FREE
3 Mueller's Angel Hair Pasta - $.31 each
2 Boxes Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix - $.60 each
4 Boxes Wheat Thins - $.32 each
3 Bags Mahatma Rice - $.19 each
1 Sargento Sliced Cheese - $1.50
3 Boxes Kelloggs Cereal - $1.32 each + FREE Gallon Publix Milk
2 bags Pita bread - $1.29 each
1 LB Pastrami - Full Price & Expensive, but worth it.
Publix Extra Sharp Cheddar - $2
1 pkg goldfish - $1.10
Coarse Ground Mustard - Full Price and Worth it

I also used a $5 off $30 coupon from Kroger, since Publix honors competitors coupons.

Total OOP: $35.19

Total Shelf Price: $123.41

Savings: $88.22 (71%)

FREE Garnier Nutritioniste Deep Wrinkle Cream Sample

I woke up looking pretty rough this morning ; ) Luckily, I've just registered for my FREE sample of Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Pro Deep Wrinkle Cream SPF 20. Good grief, could the name BE any longer?

Go HERE to request your sample.

Get Free Diapers From Arquest - Get Paid $10 For Your Opinion!

I'm posting this specifically for my sister : ) Just saw this over at Engineer A Debt Free Life and had to let you all know. Here's what the Money Savin' Momma had to say:

"You get about 20 disposable diapers (or training pants) sent to you FREE in the mail, and then they send you a check for $10 after you complete a quick phone survey.

The name of the company is Arquest, and they are looking for moms of children still wearing diapers. (Sometimes they have trials with disposable training pants/pull ups as well.) If you have a child in diapers/pull ups and want to leave your name to be contacted when they have more openings, call:
  • GIRLS: 1-888-342-7372 ext. 646
  • BOYS: 1-888-342-7372 ext. 634
You can also press 9 for "diaper study" when you call the above number. It is a recorded message.

You will need to leave your name, your phone number, your child's gender and diaper size. They will call you when they have an opening. (Be patient, it can take 4 - 8 weeks to be called the first time! But sometimes they will call you right back, the same day!)"

For more information, you can read the complete article at Engineer A Debt Free Life website. Just knew I needed to pass this along.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sourdough Bread Recipe - Wish Me Luck!

I'm hoping to catch some wild yeast! OK, I know that sounds weird, but it's true. I just found out that sour dough bread is made from a starter that "catches" wild yeast as it sits on your counter. Totally bizarre. However, it got my frugal brain thinking. "You mean, I can stop buying yeast for bread? Hmm...." I wondered if, here in suburbia, I could possibly get that to happen, so I've got a bowl of flour and water out on my counter right now and my fingers are crossed. : )

Here is the link for how to get started. Sounds like fun (or at least like a fun science experiment with the kids). Hey, if your starter doesn't work out, you can make some awesome paper mache masks or ornaments or something. For heaven's sake, don't throw it out! : )

Free P. F. Changs Lettuce Wraps w/ Entree Purchase!

PGA Tour Pro Briny Baird Hits the Bullseye

Omni Hotel To celebrate the chipping skills of PGA tour pro Briny Baird, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro will offer everyone in America a free order of the restaurant’s signature lettuce wraps with the purchase of an entrĂ©e.

Baird teed off this morning from 375 feet in the air atop the Omni Hotel and landed a golf ball inside a bulls-eye 230 yards below in the outfield of PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres. His accuracy was also celebrated with a $25,000 donation to the San Diego Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society.

Go HERE to enter email address for offer. - New Code

This code expires 4:45 PST. If you know (or you can look up) the word that means "fear of clowns", you can enter that word in all lower case letters and receive a swagbuck for your account. This is the first one that's EVER worked for me. Hurry!!!

Get Happinated - Coupon for FREE McCafe Coffee

Get Happinated with an iced mocha or iced latte from McDonalds. Click the above image and play the game at Get a coupon for a free McCafe Coffee (with purchase of sandwich).

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Kroger Trip - 5/18

This was a good week to stock up on a few items. Here's what I accomplished today:

4 loaves Kroger Wheat Bread $.78 each
2 Sunday papers $1 each
2 Lbs Seattle's Best Anniversary Blend Coffee $4.99 each
6 Gallons Kroger Whole Milk $1.99 each - holy cow
2 pks strawberries $1.65 each

3 big jars Kraft Mayo $2.59 each
used 3 $1 off coupons
Final Price = $1.59 each

6 pks Bar-S Jumbo Franks $1 each
used 3 $1/2 coupons
Final Price = $.50 each

PLUS I had a $5 off any purchase of $30 or more home mailer.

Total OOP = $36.37
Total Shelf = $60.79
Savings with coupons and customer card = $24.42 (42%)

The rest of my weekly items were purchased at Aldi.

Today Only - Coupon For Free DiGiorno Flatbread Melt!

First 100,000 customers will receive a coupon for free DiGiorno Flatbread Melt. Click here to request coupon. Today only!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Not Shopping Much Lately

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I've not been shopping much in the past two weeks. I've spotted some OK deals, but nothing shout-worthy, so I've just opted to Pass for now. On weeks like these, I can always stock up at Aldi. It's very NON-glamorous, but it gets the job done!

I'm looking forward to the weekend, so I can (perhaps) pick up a few great deals at CVS or Walgreens. With gas prices climbing again, I'm getting pickier about what deals will get me out the door. In all this "down time", I've taken a little time to register for all the Walmart freebies to either use or give away. I LOVE to give things away!!!

Anyway, for anyone that's itching for a good deal, please check my blogroll on the righthand sidebar. All these are my FAVORITE blogs and are inspirational to me. There's plenty of action to be had. I'm just waiting for the right deals, that's all.

Happy Saving,


Walmart Samples

Here's an updated list of great samples from

Tena Undergarments

Aveeno Nourish




Hawaiian Tropic

John Frieda: Root Awakening

Sun Crystals

Bodycology: Soap, Lotion & Mist

Kotex overnight

Cottonelle wipes


These usually take 4 weeks or so to arrive. Always fun to get little packages in the mail!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nashville Parent Magazine

I LOVE this free publication, which is available at grocery stores, libraries and community centers throughout Middle Tennessee. This is a terrific source for free family activities, not only in the Nashville area but in surrounding counties and well. The May 2009 issue lists numerous Summer Camps as well as a small section for Vacation Bible Schools. In addition to the magazine, there is also a website for you to enjoy.

Ideeli: Prada Giveaway!

Enter to win this gorgeous Prada leather tote.

  • Leather Prada tote with two side open pockets, with matte gold-tone metal accents
  • One handle with adjustable metal buckles on both sides and metal trim on handle
  • Features Prada logo luggage tag with metal boat picture, and Prada metal signature logo on front
  • Interior: magnetic snap closure at top, one zip pocket, one open pocket, signature logo leather tab
  • Four logo embossed feet on bottom
  • Comes with signature logo dust bag

Click on the image above for link to enter!

Super Kmarts Nationwide Double Coupons - May 17 & May 20

Looks like Super Kmarts nationwide will be doubling coupons beginning May 17 (while some will begin May 20th). Call your local Super Kmart location to confirm or check here for a location near you.

Dry Idea Moneymaker Deal @ CVS - Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

Just spotted this over at Deal Seeking Mom. Print out the Dry Idea coupons (there's a link on my side bar to and use them this coming week at CVS. Dry Idea deoderant will be on sale 2 for $5. You will get a $2 ECB when you buy 2. (Limit 3). Final price should be FREE + $.50 overage each.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Home Depot Free Workshops For Kids

This looks like fun -- Can't believe I've yet to take the kids to one of these events. Home Depot offers a variety of kid workshops on the first Saturday of each month. Click on the above image for details on the upcoming projects and for registration info.

In addition to the cute craft, the each child will receive a free orange apron just like the Home Depot associates wear and an achievement pin. Too cute!

Kohl's $5 off $5 Coupon

If you sign up to receive email alerts from Kohl's (here), you will receive a coupon for $5 off any $5 purchase. Recently, Kohl's also emailed it's customers a $10 off $10 coupon as well. I'm thinking of putting together a Mall Freebie run so I can also get my free sunglasses from Charlotte Russe!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Select Kroger Stores Tripling Coupons - Ends Today!

Just popped over to Faithful Provisions and found out that today (5/9) is the last day for Kroger Triples (select locations):

Here are the stores participating in the Middle TN area:

  • Brentwood
  • Belle Meade
  • Green Hills
  • Melrose
  • Nippers Corners
  • 2- Bellevue stores
There's a nice list of FREE items (after coupons) over at Daisy's Deals.

Michael's FREE Kid's Crafts For Mother's Day - 5/9 & 5/10

Here's some last minute Mother's Day fun for the kids.
On Saturday, there’s a Make it for Mom Bead Event. 1 - 4 pm.
Sunday, they have a Decorate a Cookie with Mom event. 1-4pm.
Call your local Michael's to confirm participation.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Boca Java's Best - 4 Bags of Coffee $7.95 + Free Shipping!

This looks like a great deal. Two pounds of coffee for $7.95 and free shipping! I also realized that Boca Java accepts gift certificates, so you may be able to add other items to your cart and get the $25 discount as well. I've looked through their website and they've got some GREAT clearance items -- jazz cd's, a beverage cooler, etc. Take a look when you click on the link above.

*** Please be aware that this is an enrollment in a coffee club type of program. Canceling is super-easy so it's still worth it in my opinion!

Coupons, Recipes From Kraft Foods

Kraft is offering FREE coupons and recipes to customers who sign up below. This is a great source to add to your coupon stash. Click on the image below.

Click Here

Ideeli Giveaway - 2 MinoHD Flip Camcorders!

The Tweet Life

Mother's Day is nearly here, and ideeli knows there's nothing more fashionable than gratitude. In celebration of ideeli's new Twitter page, as well as all those amazing moms out there, we're giving one lucky winner two MinoHD Flip camcorders (one for her and one for her mom) to capture this year's celebration in style! Designed by David Arquette and Courteney Cox, the Graffiti Love Hearts camcorder is not only chic, but also socially conscious. For each camcorder sold, $10 is donated to Feeding America. Won't that make Mom proud?

Click on the above camcorder to signup!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

You Data - Puts Money In Your PayPal Account!!

I love You Data. I've been doing it for about 2 months now and I've racked up about $25.00 using only a minute or two of my valuable time. Here's some info from their website:

"Your attention is a valuable product. Advertisers need it, and you are the sole owner and supplier. Stop giving it away. Stop letting other people sell it!

You should be the only one selling your attention.

By placing a price on your attention, even a small one, you start to filter out irrelevant advertisers who do not want to waste their money buying the wrong attention. Think you hate irrelevant ads? Think how advertisers feel - they have had to PAY for them for decades! Give advertisers a direct market and a fair price for your product, and only ads relevant find their way to you.

Use your attention as currency to help pay for your music downloads, videos, games - pretty much anything you want. Real money from advertisers directly refueling your preferred online payment account (think PayPal). Or donate proceeds from your attention directly to your favorite charities, causes, blogs, and web destinations."

*** Click on the above pic to set up your free account. Weekly deposits are made via PayPal. It's a win-win!!!

My Walgreens & CVS Trip - 5/4

For whatever reason, I was not very motivated to get my coupons together and head out to the drugstores. I almost skipped it this week, but I'm really glad I didn't. Here's how it turned out:


1 Thermacare Neckwrap
1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
1 Right Guard Deoderant
2 Bags Oreos
1 Gal Milk (did the milk + 2 nabisco deal = $3 RR)

Total Shelf: $26.48
Coupons and RR from last week: $13.00
Gift Card from Rx transfer: $13.48
Total OOP: $0.00
PLUS received $9.50 in RR for next time


Transaction #1:

Glucerna 6pk shakes + FREE box cereal
2 Sunday papers (I forgot to pick up extras on Sun)

Total Shelf: $17.78
Coupons & ECB: $16.59
Total OOP: $1.15

Transaction #2:

2 Boxes Special K Red Berries Cereal
1 Box Kelloggs Frosted Mini Wheats
1 Starbucks French Roast Coffee
1 Adidas Deoderant
2 Colgate Maxfresh Toothpaste + FREE toothbrush
1 Glucerna 6pk Shakes + FREE cereal
a few candy items for kids
90% off 5" TV (to hook up to dvd player) only $2.49!!!

Total Shelf: $48.54
Coupons & ECBs: $35.59
Total OOP: $12.95
PLUS received $12 ECBs for next time!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Walgreens & CVS Plans - 5/4

Please visit for a complete listing. Here's my plans:


Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste $4.49 - Receive $4.49 in RR
Use the $1/1 Printable coupon
Final Price: FREE + $1 overage

Right Guard Deodorant $2.99 - Receive $2 in RR
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 04-19-09 SS insert
Final Price: FREE

Listerine 2/$9 ($4.50 each) - Receive $4.50 in RR wyb 2
Use the $2/1 IE LINK coupons - FIREFOX LINK

Final Price: $.25 each

Thermacare Wrap $6.99 - Receive $3.00 in RR
Use the $3/1 Printable coupon
Final Price $.99 each


Adidas Deodorant $3.99 - Receive $3 in ECB (Limit 3)

Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 04-05-09 RP insert
Final Price: FREE

Colgate Max Fresh or Max White $2.99 - Receive $2 in ECB (Limit 2)
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 04-26-09 SS insert
Final Price: FREE

Glucerna Shakes $6.99 (est) - Free Box of Gluecerna Cereal WYB Shakes
- Use the $10 Printable coupon
Final Price: FREE
***Click HERE for detailed info on how to get the coupon

Kellogg’s Cereals 3/$10 ($3.33 each) - Receive $5 in ECB wyb 3
--Includes: Frosted Flakes, Smart Start, Frosted Mini Wheats, Special K Cereals
- Use three $1/1 coupons found in the 04-05-09 RP insert
- OR Use the $1/1 Printable coupons
for Frosted Flakes, Mini Wheats & Special K
Final Price: $.66 each

**Also, Harris Teeter triple coupons sale runs through tomorrow. 20 coupon/day limit. A girl in the parking lot told me that they restock on Saturday evening so it may be worth another trip. Just a thought....


Gone are the days of hidden fees, online auction snipers and empty wallets. is bringing designer fashion to women around the world for next-to-nothing. is a revolutionary concept sure to capture the attention of fashion aficionados around the world. It’s an interactive fashion website where members can swap, rather than buy, unlimited designer clothes with each other, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a small annual subscription fee.

The fashion-savvy website is for women who want to keep their wardrobes fresh and stylish, without the large price tags. For many, buying designer clothes means more than wearing a label. It is also about knowing you have purchased a well-assembled outfit made from superior materials. Now anyone can get a return on their fashion investments by becoming a member of the world’s largest wardrobe and finding other desirable pieces to swap. is the brainchild of fashion designer Emily Chesher. While studying fashion design, Sydney-based Chesher (25) found it impossible to afford designer clothing on a student budget. She accessed fashion forums on the Internet and started trading her designer pieces with other fashionistas around the globe. A year later she decided to create a stylish, user-friendly website that makes designer fashion accessible to women everywhere.

Since launching in July 2004, has already become the best kept fashion secret for women in Australia, United States and Europe. Besides introducing designer labels, accessories and cosmetics from around the world to members, the website also has the latest fashion news, trends and forums for the fashion-savvy.

** Click on the above pic for more info and a link to register!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cute Shoes At Payless

Ok, I've been drooling over this pair of Payless shoes for 2 months now. Aren't they cute??? I'm trying to figure out the best deal and here's what I've come up with...

Originally, they were priced at $24.99. As of now, they are on sale for $16.99. If you click this icon:

and use the promo code 26226, that will give you 15% off. It's free to ship them to the nearest Payless store. So these adorable shoes can be yours (and MINE) for the low price of $14.45. While you're there, you can get your 2nd pair of shoes 1/2 off!

Regal Cinema Free Family Film Festival - Summer 2009

REG Free Family Film Festival Beginning June 2009!
When school’s out, kids around the country visit selected Regal theatres for the Free Family Film Festival. It’s a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it’s FREE!
Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer.
Tickets for our 2009 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show.

You can also select a state here to see participating theatres in your area!

Free Bowling For Kids This Summer - Nashville Area

Just got word on an offer you may be interested in. Read below:

* Free Bowling for the Entire Summer!

From April 15 to August 31st Jaymar Family Entertainment Centers is offering one free game each day to children 18 and under. Go to to sign up for a membership card.

Fill out the parental form and then click submit. To be eligible for the free games you have to sign up and bring your membership card with you. What a GREAT deal for bored kids this summer.

This is available at all 3 of their locations:

Cumberland Lanes: I-24 & Haywood Lane
24 hr info line 843-4693

Franklin Family Entertaintment Center: I-65 & Hwy 96
24 hr info line 790-2695

Tusculum Lanes: Nolensville Road near Bell Road
24 hr info line 833-2881