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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today's Tidbits

O.B. is offering the free Small and Mighty Sample pack! all you have to do is registar, (it's free) and fill out your mailing address.  Your free sample will include a descreet carrying case. Thanks Kristie!

Check out Target's Deal of the Day Today they are offering a Health-O-Meter Digital Scale for only $14.99 with free shipping!

Facebook fans of Diet Coke can "Like" them and be able to print a coupon for $1/1.

Wow! Here is another like for a $1/1 Diet Coke!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Happy Memorial Day everyone! God bless America, and God bless our troops!


On the menu this week we have:

Monday:                       Family picnic- fried chicken, potato salad, colslaw, vegi
                                    tray, and brownies.!!                            

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 Chicken pattie sandwiches

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      Pulled beef tacos

Sunday:                        Beef strogonaff.

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Super Savings Saturday!!!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Today was quite a successful shopping day. I went to Fred Meyer and I was able to get all of the items below for only $31.28


The bread was marked down to $.99 each, the cheese had an in-store coupon for $.50 off.
The hamburger buns were on sale for $.59 and the shampoo and conditioner had in-ad coupons for $.79 each.
With the peanut butter I combined a $.50 off coupon and the sale price of $1.50 - total $1
The Kroger Vitamens were BOGO, and on sale for $4.49.
Bayer Asprin was $1.39, with my $1 off coupon- total $.39
The Shiff supplements were marked down 50% and I had a $2 off coupon making that final price $2.49
The Nature Made Vitamin C was $5.49 with a $5 in store coupon- total $.49.
And last but not least, the Baby Ray BBQ sauce.. $1 each with 2 $1/3 coupons making the sauce just $.66 each!!
Today was a good day! How did you do?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Swagbucks! Friday!

Happy Friday!

Remember its MegaSwagbucks day. Don’t forget to do all your searches with Swagbucks to earn those digital dollars! I save mine and get Amazon gift cards, which I then save for the holidays! Imagine, really easy saving for Christmas without doing anything more than I do every day! And thanks for signing up under my referral link!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Today's Tidbits part 2

Due to the Memorial Day holiday this weekend, there are no coupon inserts scheduled for this weekend's newspaper. However, most if not all, newspapers will allow you to put your paper delivery on "vacation hold" so you don't get the paper and are not charged for it. I just called my paper and had them put it on hold!

Swagbucks Extravaganza!

Today is the Swagbucks extravaganza! Lots of codes being given out today! Along with the collector bills!
Keep a look out! I've already won 5 Swagbucks from a code, and 7 from searching (and it was a collector bill!!) Thanks for using my referral link

Today's Tidbits

In honor of Memorial Day, The Children's Place is offering $5 Days, with free shipping on all orders- no minimum to buy! Use coupon code RETAILMENOT5C to get an additional 15% off.
Don't forget to use Ebates to get an additional 3% back!


Sign up here to get a free sample of Aveeno Hair Care! You even get to pick the sample that best suits your hair type!

Last, but not least.. coming up June 3- NATIONAL DONUT DAY! Krispie Kreme will offer customers a free doughnut of their choice. The offer only is valid at participating locations, unfortunately the nearest Krispie Kreme to me is 300 miles away!! oh well..

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Works for me Wednesday

A few of my favorite household tips:


Easy Deviled Eggs 
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal; mash till they are all broken up.
 Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing
thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy; squeeze mixture into egg.
Just throw bag away when done - Easy clean up.

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting torn newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants, overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers. 

Broken Glass 
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see

Get Rid of Ants 
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,'
can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

And that's What Works for Me!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Happy Tuesday!

Are you planning a Staycation this year? Kristie at Saving Dollars and Sense has a great post on what to do in your neck of the woods!

Kohls is having a 2 day only "Under Budget" sale. SONOMA life + style Tops for Women & Men starting at $7.99-9.99. Plus free shipping on orders over $75 when you use promo code "FUN4U75" at checkout.

With Father’s Day around the corner, here is a great gift idea for Dad. How about a Cross pen, watch, cufflinks or other thoughtful gift— for 20%-off and with free shipping? You can also a get free engraving from now through Sunday, May 29th. Get free standard shipping and 20% off Cross pens and accessories by using the promo code “SHOPCROSS”  on Cross.com.  Father’s Day is June 19, so get your order in now to make sure your gift arrives on time!

Enjoy!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Wow the last week of May already!! Summer here we come!
On the menu this week we have:

Monday:                       Spaggetti and garlic bread                                

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 Steak and potatoes (BBQ time!)

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      Hot Dogs/fries

Sunday:                        Club sandwiches and chips

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Target is offering a free sample of Garnier Moisture Rescue. Just fill out the form.
Print a coupon for Free Travel size item at Bath and Body Works. It's good thru June 1.

Fill out the form to get a free packet of Real American Steak Rub. Free to the first 10,000! Get yours now!

Get a free after rebate pair of leather palm garden glove. Freebies 4 Mom  has all the details!

Ebates Shopping

Ebates  is a great way to earn a little extra cash when you shop online. It is a "cashback" site. What is a Cashback site? Well, cashback sites work with online stores to offer you a percentage of your purchase price back as a rebate.

Here's how you do it, when you’re making an online purchase, you just click on Ebates, search for the online store you’re shopping at and then click through that store’s page on Ebates and make your purchase.
Within 30-60 days, your Ebates account will be credited with your cashback percentage.

How do they pay you? Well every three months, if you’ve earned at least $5.01, they’ll send you a check or Paypal payment. While 3-6% might not seem like much, it can really add up over time.

If you are like me and don't shop alot thru the year, but a lot at the holidays, that bonus check in February is great! I have the money go to my Paypal account and stay there, I use my Paypal account to pay for most online purchases I make thru out the year. So the rebates are double duty!

If you’re already going to be making the online purchase, you might as well get a little kickback, too, right? 

When you sign up thru my referral link and make your first purchase, you’ll get a $5 bonus added to your account. I will also get a bonus. Thanks for supporting this site, and happy shopping!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Get a free sample of Playtex Sport Wipes. Just fill out the form and your sample will arrive in 4-6 weeks.

Don't forget the One Day Wonder Sale at Old Navy! $1 a pair for flip flops!
 Not a wonderful shopping trip this week.. The only bargain I came across was Oscar Meyer hotdogs for $.98. Combined with the $1/2 from last Sundays paper.. it was like BOGO!!  Enjoy!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Going on a road trip this summer? Going with kids? Wondering what to do for them in the car? Rad Road Trips is offering a FREE printable summer travel activity book. Scrool down the post, link is at the bottom.

TOMORROW, May 21st. Old Navy is having a $1 Flip Flop Sale! Get there early. Limited to 5 pairs per customer.  Stores will be opening stores at 7am (contact your local store for hours).

Sign up and save! Sign up for Natures Bounty newsletter and you'll receive a Nature’s Bounty® Fish Oil sample in the mail. Plus, you'll receive product updates and additional money-saving offers throughout the year from Nature’s Bounty®.

MegaSwagBucks.. It's Friday!!

Happy Friday!

Remember its MegaSwagbucks day. Don’t forget to do all your searches with Swagbucks to earn those digital dollars! I save mine and get Amazon gift cards, which I then save for the holidays! Imagine, really easy saving for Christmas without doing anything more than I do every day! And thanks for signing up under my referral link!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Works For Me Wednesday!


I have a bottom drawer in my dresser that is empty, so I have designated that drawer to be my “gift drawer.” In it I have all sorts of goodies that I have bought at great sales. There are some lotions, some jewelry, candles and other niceties. I also have some stuff for babies that I find great deals on... wipes, diapers, socks etc. All of these items were bought with no particular person in mind, just happened to be a great bargain price.

Now, when something does come up, bridal shower, baby shower or just a thank you gift, instead of running to the store and paying full price, I have a nice selection to pick from all ready.

This saves me time and money in the long run, and that’s what works for me!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Meal Plan Monday!

Spring has defiantly come to the Rogue Valley- my summer bulbs are starting to come up and the garden is looking great!
On the menu this week we have:

Monday:                       Tuna Casserole w/ salad                                  

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 Rump Roast w/ potatoes and carrots

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      Fried Chicken w/ baked beans

Sunday:                        Tuna Salad.

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Today's Ebates Daily Double is Lands End it was 3.0%, now get 6% cash back today only!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Super Savings Saturday the 14th!

Today was a great day!
I only spent $23.83 at Fred Meyer and I got 5 loaves of bread, in ad coupon for $1 each.
2 bags of salad mix, and two containers of grape tomatoes, each was BOGO so my total for salad fixing's was $6.78. This will not only be at least 3 lunches at work this next week, but also as a side for a dinner one night. Not too bad for fresh vegis!

Hunt's Pasta Sauce was $.69 each, I got 2.
and I had coupons for $1 off Tostitos chips and $1 dip. Also combined with a coupon for Free Pepsi Max when you by the chips and dip made for a nice snack.

Pasta Roni was on sale with in ad coupon for $.69, and I combined that with a coupon I had from a product purchase for $1 off on two. This equals $.38 for two boxes!

Quaker rice cakes on sale, in ad coupon for $1 each, I got two and combined with the $.55 off two coupon from a couple of weeks ago makes for another great snack.

Last but not least, 3 packages of Twizzlers for $5. These help satisfy my sweet tooth, without being too much! And the chocolate is for DH!

I defiantly came in under goal today.! How did you do?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! (the 13th!)
Swagbucks is my favorite way to search so I love Fridays, when there's an increased chance of winning Mega Swagbucks Plus, you can get Swagbucks everyday just by Daily Poll, answering surveys or using the toolbar. Thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Nature Made is offering a $5 off coupon for "liking" Walgreens on Facebook. This is a printable coupon that when you match with a great sale, could get you a free bottle of calcium!

If you "like" ZonePerfect, and fill out the form, your sample bar will arrive in 3-4 weeks.

Have a great day!

Square foot Garden- Works for Me Wednesday

Our garden is now offically planted. We are seeing progress with peas, radishes and carrots. I am so looking forward to all the fresh produce! Having a garden and using the yield from it is a great cost saver when it comes to saving on your food/produce bill.

I don't want to do the work by myself, so a friend and I are working the garden together. This means half the work and energy it takes to make it happen, and we split the harvest. Even splitting it, we still get enough produce to whittle down the grocery bill.

If you are unsure about the effort it takes to make a garden, grab a friend and dig in!

That's What Works for me!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Bath and Body Works is giving away free trial size item with any purchase. Just print out this coupon to get your item in stores or use code 3787 online. No minimum purchase required so find yourself a clearance item and get the travel sized item for free.
Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Meal Plan Monday

Good Monday Morning to you!
I hope you all had an excellent Mother's day and you were spoiled rotton, I know I was!

Here’s what we have lined up for meals this week:

Monday:                       Turkey sandwiches/soup (This is left over from the yummy Turkey                                 dinner my family made me for Mother’s Day.

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 Chicken patties and fries

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      tuna casserole and veggie

Sunday:                        Homemade Bagel Bites:  bagels, with cheese, tomato and bacon,                                               warmed up in the oven until the cheese melts.. yummy and easy!!

What’s on your table this week?
Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Super Savings Saturday!

Today went quite well I thought. I had some great coupons that I was able to match up with some excellent sales.
I used coupons from last week's paper to get $1 off on the chips, and when I bought the chips, I got the soda for free! Also got the Quaker snacks with coupons from last week.  My total for the week was $69. I am working hard to get my weekly budget down to about $40-60 per week. So didn't quite make it this week, but will keep trying!

Today's Tidbits!--Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms I know.. (and don't know!) Hope you have a great day!!


Recive a Free Sample of Shout Color Catcher. Just fill in your mailing info and SC Johnson company will send you some to try!

Like ice cream? Do you like Baskin-Robbins? Then just "like" them on Facebook for a printable coupon for Buy One, Get One Free Baskin Robbins cone.


Heartburn a problem? No worries, try this Free Sample of Zantac. Just register to recieve your free sample.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Today's Tidbits

You can get a Free Sample of  Purex Complete With Zout in about 12 weeks, when you fill out the form here
Emergancy Essentials is giving away their Spring Time Savings Combo which consists ofconsists of six different #10 cans. Included is Freeze-Dried Peach Dices, Strawberry Flavored Apple Chips, Freeze-Dried Strawberry Slices, and Low-Fat Cinnamon Almond Granola amoung other things. Great product, great company, try it!

Free sample of Emeril's Spices when you fill out the form. Will take about 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Mega Swagbucks Day!

Happy Friday!
Swagbucks is my favorite way to search so I love Fridays, when there's an increased chance of winning Mega Swagbucks Plus, you can get Swagbucks everyday just by Daily Poll, answering surveys or using the toolbar. Thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Today's Tidbits.. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Walgreen's is offering a free 8x10 college print for the next 3 days! Have a few cute pictures from Easter? A few random shots of the kids? Go to Walgreens and use the code FREECOLLAGE to get a free 8x10 collage print. And if you choose to pick it up in store it will be completely free, otherwise a small shipping fee will be added.


At Ebates, the Daily Double Deal for today is ProFlowers. 16% cash back today only.. You may still be able to order for Mothers day!

Today, Bath and Body works is offering 14.5oz candles for 2 for $20, select fragrences.
Today is also the last day for shipping to arrive by Mothers Day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Like Pizza? Like Free Flowers or Free Pizza?  Freshetta Pizza is giving away fresh flowers for a year and Freshetta Pizza for a year!  Just "like" them on Facebook for a chance to win flowers or pizza for a year! What a great gift for mom! Contest ends on May 8th at 11:59PM CST.

Want to try Osteo bi-flex? Here's your chance, just fill out the form and try!


Ebates Daily Double Deal is Oriental Trading company. If you have never tried them, you should. Great site for getting party supplies and  decorations for all sorts of events.

Works for me Wednesday- SFG edition!

Today I am going to talk about my Square Foot Garden.
I needed motivation to do this, I wouldn't have done it by myself. That's why I am doing it with my best friend. She has little ones, therefore the garden is in my backyard. That's ok, my hubby likes to water it :) (bless his heart)

In the middle of April we planted peas, lettuce beets, chard, radishes and carots all from seed.
Now, at the end of April we are seeing some results:






If you have followed my earlier posts, then you saw the Grid of what our garden will/is looking like.
Now, take the above pictures and rotate clockwise 1 x.


When I was taking the picture, if I had stood where I normally do, my shadow would have been all over the garden and that would have been all you see :)
Anyway.. looks like the peas, radishes and cucumbers are really doing well. I am excited to see the continuing progress.

If you have a big project that you want to do, but don't have the motivation to do it by yourself, get a friend involved. They will inspire you, and help make sure you follow through also. That's what works for me!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Today's Tidbits

Become a fan of L'il Critters Gummy Vitamins and at noon Eastern time today, they are giving away samples of New Omega-3 vitamins.

Become a member of SC Johnson's Right at Home and get great offers, time saving tips and recipes. I have been getting these for a few years and they do send out great coupons.

Today's Amazon Deal of the day is your favorite season of "Law and Order, SVU" for only $18.99.

Ebates Daily Double deal for today is Magazines.com. 51% cash back! Magazines.com offers magazine subscriptions for a variety of publications. Plus some of the deals include: Get 12 issues of Martha Stewart Living for just $20 at Magazines.com - originally $28! If you sign up with Ebates  for the first time, you will get $5 rebate! Thanks to all who sign up under my referall link

Monday, May 2, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Happy Monday to you all!

Thanks for stopping by. Mothers Day is upcoming this next Sunday.. Don’t forget MOM!!
Here’s what we have lined up for meals this week:

Monday:                       Spaghetti w/ sausage and Texas Toast

Tuesday:                       Fend for yourself

Wednesday:                 Grilled steak (bbq! Yeah!) And veggies

Thursday:                     Fend for yourself

Friday:                          DATE NITE!/PIZZA!

Saturday:                      teriyaki Chicken and rice

Sunday:                        Mothers day!! ????? It’s a surprise!

What’s on your table this week?

Thanks to Laura for hosting Meal Plan Monday

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Today's Tidbits (Sunday Coupon Edition)

Today there were alot of coupons in the Sunday paper! I was super excited. Some of the best deals I can see com from the Pepsico Moments to Save insert.  These include:
  • $2/2 Select Lays, Sunchips, or Rold Gold, exp. 5-21
  • $2/2 Pepsi Brand Multipack, exp. 5-21
  • FREE Pepsi Max wyb Tostitos Chips AND Dip, exp. 5-21
  • FREE Sierra Mist wyb Lays or Sunchips, exp. 5-21
  • $1/1 Tostitos Tortilla Chips or Dip, exp. 5-21 
You can use the $2/2 Select Lays or Sunchips to buy 2 bags of chips and get a FREE Sierra Mist w/ coupon.
Also you can combine the $1/1 Tostitos Tortilla Chips and buy dip to get FREE Pepsi Max. (if you get 2 papers like I do, then you will have 2  $1/1 Tostitos Tortilla Chips or Dip coupons, use one for the chips, one for the dip and still get the Pepsi Max for FREE!

If you didn't get the Pepsico Moments to Save insert, don't worry.. you can still get them from
Winco Foods  They're manufacturer's coupons, so you can use them whereever you shop.

There were also some high value laundry detergent coupons. $3/1 150oz or larger PUREX or $1/1 50-100oz Purex. Good stuff..

Free coupons for EL MONTERY 2 pack of burritos were also available today.

I hope you were able to get today's coupons, and can match them with great deals in your area.