Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mamapedia Deal - $10 for $20 Worth of Bibs, Bags, Clothing, and More at Bumkins.com


Today's national deal from Mamapedia is a fun one - you can get $20 worth of items from Bumkins.com for only $10 and if you use coupon code newyear3 you will get another $3 off the save.

Here's an item that is $19.95 on the site that I liked.  Using the coupon code above it would cost $7 plus shipping with this save.


If you are new to Mamapedia you can sign up HERE to start receiving their daily deals.  I love that Mamapedia gives 5% of your purchase to the school of your choice.  Be sure to select your school when completing the purchase.

Swag Bucks Code Hunt on the Blog


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog to find out where you can get a code that's worth 8 until 5:00 CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card!

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 1

I decided one of the things I would do this year on the blog is keep track of any extra earnings I make from various sources.  Now I know this will not seem like much, but keep in mind the little things really do add up over the course of a year and $5 or $10 here and there can pay for a small treat or lunch with a friend.  I never said I was getting rich here, but it's nice to have a little extra for the fun stuff.  That being said,  here it is for my first week:

$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks
$5.00 check from Magazines.com
$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Lightspeed Consumer Panel

Total for the week $15.00

Total for 2011
$ 15.00

Did you earn any extra "fun money" this week?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the blog post from 12:15 AM to score yourself 4 swag codes worth 2 each and a chance for a 100 swagbuck bonus.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will getting 30 swagbucks just for signing up!

Last Day for $10 Off at Mini-Social

The Mini Social is a deals site with designer items for moms, babies and kids.  They have a discount code that is good only through today for $10 off your order.  The reason I'm posting this today is they have some cute kid t-shirts for around $13 each.  Shipping is $6.95 - so after the discount code plus shipping a lot of items would be around $9.95.  Be sure to enter code merry10 at checkout for the $10 credit.  To start receiving deals from Mini Social head over HERE.

General Mills Cereal Printable Coupon

Head over HERE to print a coupon for $1.50 off two boxes of General Mills cereals.  If you use the back button on your browser you should be able to print it twice.

Free Sample of Post-It Durable Tabs

Head over HERE to request your free sample of Post-It Durable Tabs.  You do have to opt-in on this request form so I suggest using your non-primary email account.

Extra 35% Off Sale Items at Gap Online


Right now you can get an extra 35% off sale items at Gap.  Just enter GAPSALE35 at checkout.  Everyday free shipping for any order of $50 or more.

Invite Friends to No More Rack to Receive Free Products


No More Rack is giving away more free products if you get your friends to register at nomorerack.com.  They are giving products away starting at 15 friends.  Your friends don't need to make a purchase just sign up. Once you register just visit nomorerack.com/friendrack to get your own unique referral link and start inviting your friends.  Your friends must check their inbox and confirm their registration.

No More Rack is a daily deals site where their deals go live at 11 AM CST each day.  I like that the shipping is a flat rate $2 per item.

Groupon Daily Deal for Des Moines - Pizza at Mullets

$25 for Two 14-Inch Pizzas and Two Pitchers of Beer or Soda at Mullets (Up to $58 Value)

The Groupon Des Moines deal today is $25 for two 14-inch pizzas and two pitchers of beer or soda at Mullets downtown across from Principal Park.  I've never been there.  Is the pizza good?  You must use the deal by 7/10/11.

If you are new to Groupon you can sign up HERE to receive the daily deals for your city.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Have Leftover Candy Canes - Make Some Reindeer Food

I realize this recipe comes a little late in the season, but if you have leftover candy canes laying around and you need a way to use them here is a yummy snack to try.  I got this recipe from Food.com.

Reindeer Food

  • 6 cups Rice Chex® cereal or 6 cups chocolate Chocolate Chex® cereal

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)

  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy cane (14 miniature, unwrapped)






    1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place cereal in large bowl.
    2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in half the crushed peppermint candy.
    3. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to evenly coat. Spread mixture in single layer on cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle with remaining candy. Let stand until set, about 20 minutes. Gently break up coated cereal. Store in airtight container.

    Free Sister Hazel MP3 Albums from AmazonMP3


    Amazon MP3 has a lot of free music available right now for Sister Hazel fans.  You can go HERE to download a Sister Hazel sampler album with 11 free songs on it. 


    You can also download the Sister Hazel 20 in 10 digital collection HERE from Amazon MP3.


    Check out some of the other free songs and bargain priced MP3 albums at Amazon HERE.

    Mail Call Thursday

    Look what came in the mail for me today!  Did you get this freebie?  If you missed this one Tide is giving away some more freebies this Sunday 1/9 at    7 pm CST.  Like Tide on facebook and then be one of the first 5000 to register to receive a free Tide To Go Pen.

    Swag Bucks Code Hunt on the Blog


    Head over to the Swag Bucks blog to get the clues for a code that's worth 11 until 2:30 CST.

    If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.

    Just a reminder that you can always watch SwagBucks TV to earn some extra swagbucks!

    Whole Foods Gift Boxes for 50% Off Plus Free Shipping on Living Social


    Today's Living Social deal for Dayton is a voucher for 50% off gift boxes online at Whole Foods.  The voucher includes shipping.    Here are some of the options you can choose from:
    $30 for Gift of Grub gift box featuring sausage, shortbread, nuts & caramels (reg $60)
    $30 for a Zenzational box full of bath supplies (reg $60)
    $25 for a You Rock Box o’ Choc (reg $50)
    $25 for a Get Warm, Get Fuzzy gift box (reg $50)
    $20 for a Ciao Down gift box full of Italian foods (reg $40)
    If you are new to Living Social you can sign up HERE to start receiving daily deals for your city.

    $15 for $30 of Personalized Items at CafePress

    $15 for $30 of Personalized iPhone and iPad Cases Plus 1001 Other Things to do with Your Photos from CafePress
    Today's Mamapedia deal is a fun one.  You pay $15 for a voucher worth $30 at CafePress and you can use the voucher toward any items.  You can create personalized iPhone cases, t-shirts, water bottles and the list goes on an on.

    When you make a purchase at Mamapedia 5% of it will be donated to the school of your choice.  Sign up to start receiving Mamapedia deals.

    70% Off at Restaurant.com

    Save 70%: Get $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for only $3!

    Now through Sunday you can get gift certificates at Restaurant.com for 70% off.  That means you can pick up a $25 gift certificate for only $3.

    Some Des Moines area resturants you'll find on there include Gino's, Felix & Oscars, Dos Rios, Christophers and many more.  Be sure to read the stipulations for each deal as they might be a little different.  Be sure to enter code PLATE at checkout to get the discount.  This code is valid through 1/9.

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

    Blue Bunny Ice Cream Coupon

    One of my bad habits (yes, I have more than one) is eating ice cream every night around 9:00.  I had taken a break from this, but once you start up again it's way too easy to slide back into the old routine.  Because I like to keep the freezer stocked we usually get store brand, but every once in a while I get some Blue Bunny - Bunny Tracks.  To help support this habit I just printed this Blue Bunny coupon - limit one per household.

    Go HERE to print your coupon for $1.00 off any 1.75 qt premium ice cream.

    Free Samples from Procter & Gamble

    Procter & Gamble offers various free samples throughout the year when you register HERE.  You can submit a request once a quarter.  I was just able to request shampoo samples from Pantene and Head & Shoulders.  They may have different samples available later in the quarter.

    Disney Movie Rewards - New 25 Point Code

    There is a new code worth 25 free Disney Movie Rewards points!  
    Just go HERE to login or sign up and enter code CHIHUAHUA.

    If you purchase any type of Disney movies on DVD or go to Disney movies in the theatre you should join Disney Movie Rewards.  You can collect the codes from the movies, enter them on your account then redeem for free Disney items.  I've gotten several free Disney DVDs with my points.

    Free Download of Biggest Loser Workout Mix - Great Music Feebie!



    Head over HERE to download this Biggest Loser Workout Mix from Subway and WorkoutMusic.com.  Mix includes Forget You and The Time (Dirty Bit)!

    (Thanks Coupon Geek!)

    $5 Starbucks Gift Card for only $1

    Check out this deal on Family Finds - while it lasts - right now you can get a $5 Starbucks gift card for only $1!  This is a nationwide deal and the card will be mailed to you in about 2 weeks. 

    If you are new to Family Finds you can join here.

    Swag Bucks Code on the Widget


    Check my Widget on the right hand side of this page for a code worth 5 until 10:30 CST.

    If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE

    Free Sample of Chewable Vitamin D from Nature Made


    Go HERE for a free sample of Nature Made chewable Vitamin D from Walmart.

    Today's Living Social Deal for Des Moines - Sbrocco Wine Bar

    Four Small Plates and Four Alcoholic Drinks
    Today's Living Social deal is for Sbrocco Wine bar.  I've never been there, so this deal is very tempting to me.  You pay $35 for four small plates and four alcoholic drinks.  You save 66% and they will take another $1 off the deal if you like Sbrocco on facebook.  I have to decide if we would use this deal by the expiration date of 7/6/11.

    If you are new to Living Social you can sign up HERE to start receiving daily deals for your city.

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    Fareway Deals Jan. 4-11


    Here's the deals I see at Fareway this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

    Barilla Pasta $0.99
    Avocados $0.77
    Tone's Mini Spices 2 for $1 (use $1 off 2 coupon to get these for free!)
    Sunbelt Fruit & Grain Bars and Granola Bars 3 for $5
    AE Yogurt $0.40 each

    What's on your Fareway list for the week?  Did you see any good deals I missed?

    $2 off Swiss Miss Coupon



    Hurry over to Red Plum to print your coupon for $2 off any Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa.  Hopefully we will be able to score some for free or very cheap with this coupon!

    Kodak Gallery - 5x7 Photo Book only $1.99 Shipped!

    Right now you can create your own 5x7 photo book over at Kodak Gallery and only pay $1.99 for shipping.  You must create a small book ($9.99 value) and enter code TGTFREEBOOK as your coupon code.  This offer is only good through 1/9/11.  (this code will also take $10 off any photo book)

    I just created mine and also went through Ebates to make my purchase to get an additional 20% cash back!

    Hy-Vee Deals Jan. 4-10


    Here's the deals I see at Hy-Vee this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

    Hy-Vee Tomatoes $.50 each
    Creamette Pasta $0.88
    Hy-Vee Apple Juice $1.18
    Hy-Vee Potatoes hashbrowns, fries or shoestring $2
    Hy-Vee Healthmarket Vitamins 50% off

    3-Day Sale (Prices Only Good Thurs-Sat)

    Hy-Vee Yogurt $0.30 each (great price!)
    Country Pride Chicken Breast 2.5 lbs. $3.99
    Hy-Vee Russet Potatoes $0.88
    Peter Pan Peanut Butter buy 2 get one free $2.98 (use $.50/1 from the 1/2 SS)

    What's on your list for the week?  See any good deals I missed?

    Speaking of Swag Bucks...


    Check your toolbar for a code worth 5 until 2:00 CST.

    If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE

    Are You Getting Your Daily Swag Bucks?


    For those of you that are new to Swag Bucks be sure you are getting some or all of these easy daily swagbucks.
    1. Toolbar - Once you have installed the Swag Bucks Toolbar you will get 1 swagbuck a day just for having it
    2. Daily Poll - On the left side of the Swag Bucks home page go to Daily Polls to participate in the daily poll and receive 1 swagbuck
    3. No Obligation Special Offers - Click on NOSO on the left side of the Swag Bucks home page and keep skipping offers until it rewards you with 1 swagbuck
    4. Surveys - Visit Trusted Surveys on the left side of the Swag Bucks home page.  Just for clicking on it you will receive 1 swagbuck.
    Check out the surveys you might qualify for - today I had 2 surveys waiting.  I qualified for both and received 125 Swag Bucks from completing them!  Remember it only takes 450 swagbucks for a $5 Amazon gift card.

    Free $5 Credit at Jasmere for Taking Short Survey


    I just signed up for Jasmere - a group buying site that highlights specialty retailers and gives them national attention.  They don't charge the company for the exposure but ask that the company provide amazing discounts to Jasmere customers. They have a deal available for 24 hours and the best part is the deal gets even better the more people that order it.  The price will keep dropping as more and more people order and you don't get charged until the 24 hour time period is up. 

    Right now Jasmere is providing a chance to get a $5 credit to your account just by filling out this survey HERE.  If you are new to Jasmere go HERE to create an account first then back to the survey link HERE.

    From what I've read it will be easy to find a great deal to spend the $5 credit on!

    (Thanks hip2save!)

    Free Sample of Kirkland Shampoo & Conditioner (Costco Members Only)

    Costco members can go HERE to request a free sample of Kirkland Shampoo & Conditioner.

    Free Sample of DenTek Comfort Clean Floss Picks

    You can head over HERE to request your free sample of DenTeck Comfort Clean Floss Picks.

    (Thanks Mojosavings!)

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    $5 Birthday Bucks from Kmart's Birthday Club

    kmartbirthday 300x221 Kmart Birthday Club: $5 Bithday Bucks!
    I just learned about the Kmart Birthday Club for kid's.  After you sign up your child for the club for their birthday you will receive:

    • $5.00 Birthday Bucks
    • Birthday Crown
    • Happy Birthday Certificate
    • Birthday Fun Pack with surprise goodies!

    We are already member's of Geoffrey's birthday club at Toys R Us and have gotten some fun freebies from that.  You can sign up for that club HERE.

    (Thanks Mojosavings!)

    zulily Daily Deals - Dr. Seuss Onesies for $4.99


    These cute Dr. Seuss onesies are back at zulily.com.  Zulily is a daily deals site that has some really fun things for kids.  Right now you can get this Dr. Seuss onesie and others for only $4.99.

    Free Samples of Purina ONE Dog or Cat Food

    The Target Sample Spot has free samples of Purina ONE brand dog or cat food.  Go HERE to request yours. 

    Eversave - $12 to Have Your Digital Photos Custom Printed on Glass


    Today's Save from Eversave is $12 for $25 to use at fractureme.com.  This looks really interesting - Fracture turns your digital print into a glass frame.  It is mount ready and you there are multiple size choices.  For $25 you can get an 11x14 or 3 - 5x7s.  I think this would make a really neat gift idea.

    If you are new to Eversave you can sign up here.  New members get a $2 credit to your account that you can use toward your first save so this deal would acturally cost you $10.

    Today's Living Social Deal for Des Moines - Felix & Oscar's Pizza

    $30 to Spend on Food and Drink

    One of my favorite pizza places is today's Living Social Deal!  I love their Chicago style pizza and their garlic cheese bread.  Today's deal gets you $30 to spend on food and drink at Felix & Oscar's for only $15.  You can choose either the Merle Hay or West Des Moines location.  Certificate expires in one year.

    If you are new to Living Social you can sign up HERE.

    Sunday, January 2, 2011

    Weekly Menu Plan

    Here is what we are having for dinner this week:
    • Nacho Style Chicken & Noodles
    • Pasta Bake and garlic bread
    • Chili and corn muffins
    • Chicken Lickin Pork Chops w/ rice
    • Tuna Casserole
    We will probably have leftovers one night this week and get carry-out from somewhere this weekend.

    What's for dinner at your house this week? 
    If you need some more ideas check out the many blogs that participate in Menu Plan Monday over at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

    Pampers Gifts to Grow - 10 Point Code


    If you are new to entering codes for the Pampers Gifts to Grow program here is a code I entered back in October and it appears to still be working - PAMPERSGTG10PTS is a code that will get you 10 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account. 

    If you are new to Gifts to Grow you can sign up HERE.  Gifts to Grow is a Pampers rewards program where you accumulate points with every Pampers purchase you make.  There are great rewards offered including children's books and toys and Shutterfly products.  I have earned free photo books and prints through this program.

    Walgreens Deal on Finish Electrasol Tabs


    This week at Walgreens you can get Electrasol or Jet Dry Dish Detergent for  $3.49 and get a $1.50 Register Rewards when you buy one so it's like you're paying $1.99 - pair that with the coupon for Electrasol in Sunday's paper (1/2 SS) for $2.25 off 1 - you'll be making $0.26!

    I'm also getting some Crest toothpaste on sale for $2 with a $1 Register Reward - pair with the Crest coupon for $0.75 (12/26 PG) and the toothpaste will be $0.25!

    Here are a couple more Walgreens deals that make for FREE items this week after Register Rewards:

    Children’s Oscillococcinum Flu Medicine $8.99
    Get $8.99 in Register Rewards
    Final price: FREE after RR’s

    Omega Factor-3 $10
    Get $10 in Register Rewards
    Final price: FREE after RR’s

    Saturday, January 1, 2011

    Restaurant Deals at My Iowa Deals


    I was just over at My Iowa Deals to check out what restaurant deals I could find.  Currently you can get gift certificates for Bricks Cafe in Grimes, The Club Car in West Des Moines and the West End Diner.  You'll pay $25 plus $3.75 for shipping for a $50 gift certificate.

    Free Tire Air Pressure Check Kit from Hancook


    Head over to Hancook page to request a free tire air pressure check kit.  Be sure to enter the words "Air" and "Up" at the top of the request form to complete the slogan.

    (Thanks Mojosavings!)

    Pampers Gifts to Grow - New 10 Point Code


    F9779FYAHFJRYCN is a code that will get you 10 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account. 

    If you are new to Gifts to Grow you can sign up HERE.  Gifts to Grow is a Pampers rewards program where you accumulate points with every Pampers purchase you make.  There are great rewards offered including children's books and toys and Shutterfly products.  I have earned free photo books and prints through this program.


    (Thanks Mojosavings!)

    Free Weebles Figure from Playskool


    Head over to the Playskool facebook page to request a free Weebles figure.

    (Thanks Mojosavings!)

    Disney Movie Rewards - 50 Point Code!

    There is a new code worth 50 free Disney Movie Rewards points!  
    Just go HERE to login or sign up and enter code D11M20R01NY.

    If you purchase any type of Disney movies on DVD or go to Disney movies in the theatre you should join Disney Movie Rewards.  You can collect the codes from the movies, enter them on your account then redeem for free Disney items.  I've gotten several free Disney DVDs with my points.