Friday, December 31, 2010

Free Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce

Here is the link to request a coupon for a FREE bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce.  We have used this coupon before and I like the sauce with our oven fries that we make.  Only 1 request per household.

(Thanks Couponing to Disney!)

Head Chef's Cooking Tools on Gaggle of Chicks

Gaggle of Chicks is featuring one of their most popular deals of 2010 again for the next few days.  The deal offers a $20 certificate for $30 worth of Head Chef's products which would purchase at least 3 of these fun kitchen tools for kids.  The best part is if you sign up HERE you will get a $10 credit in your account to use, so you can get the deal for only $10!  I might be using my credit on this one.

New Candy Coupon

This is a new coupon for $1.00 off any 2 MARS Valentine's Day products on Coupons.com.  I like to print my coupons from either Swag Bucks or My Points.  Both sites are powered by Coupons.com and will reward me for printing and using the coupons.

Extra 50% off Clearance at Creative Kidstuff

Starting tomorrow, January 1st, Creative Kidstuff taking another 50% off their clearance items. 

Groupon Daily Deal for Des Moines - Smokey Row!

Okay, I'm a little excited for today's Groupon Deal because I really like Smokey Row.  They have yummy sandwiches and even yummier ice cream shakes - oh yeah and coffee too.  Today you can get $15 worth of food and drink for only $7.  The Groupon will expire in 1 year.

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

Last Day for 30 Extra Swag Bucks


Today is the last day you can use code JoinIn2010 when you sign up for Swag Bucks to get an extra 30 Swag Bucks added to your account.  Enter this code in the blue Swag Code box.  Once you sign up you will automatically get 30 Swag Bucks added to your account plus the extra 30 from entering the code. 

Once you have joined - install the toolbar and start searching.  I use Swag Bucks daily for all of my internet searches and usually win 2 to 3 times a day. 
It only takes 450 Swag Bucks to get a $5 Amazon.com e-gift card.  There are many other prizes too, but Amazon is one the best values for your Swag Buck.
Let me know if you have questions.

Eversave - Last Day to Sign Up for $5 Credit

Today is the last day to receive a $5 credit when you sign up for Eversave.  The credit will go back down to $2 on January 1st.  You don't have to use the credit immediately; you can save it until a deal catches your eye.

Eversave is a daily deals site where once you sign up you'll receive deals for your city sent daily.  Eversave doesn't have Des Moines listed right now as a location, but there are several surrounding cities that are listed including Kansas City, Minneapolis and Chicago.  These cities offer national deals that can be used at online companies. You can score some good deals for around $15-$25. 

Reminder - Feed It Forward from Restaurant.com


Today is the last day for the Restaurant.com Feed It Forward promotion.  You can still send $10 gift certificates to your friends and family today that they can then redeem for a $10 certificate to a restaurant of their choice on Restaurant.com.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Request Your Home Made Simple Coupon Book from Proctor & Gamble


You can go HERE to request your Home Made Simple coupon book from Proctor & Gamble.  It will come in the mail and will have coupons for brands like Dawn, Swiffer and Cascade.

(Thanks Surviving the Stores!)

Spend Your Gift Cards & Enter to Win at Jordan Creek


Did you receive any gift cards for stores at Jordan Creek for Christmas?  If you spend them between now and Jan. 17th you can submit them to enter to win a $3000 mall shopping spree.  Go HERE for the details.

50% Off Sale at LOFT

I really hope I can find some time to shop this weekend at LOFT.  Right now you can get 50% off your entire purchase until Jan. 3rd.  Online it excludes new arrivals and you need to enter code SALE50 at checkout.

Free Sample of FOCUSFactor


If you are a member of Sam's Club you can head over HERE to request a free sample of FOCUSFactor brain health supplement.

(Thanks hip2save!)

Free Yogurt from Yoplait


Head over to the Yoplait site for this offer...

Swag Bucks Code Hunt on the Blog


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog to get the clues for a code that's worth 7 until 4 CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  Be sure to enter code JoinIn2010 in the blue box when signing up to get an extra 30 swag bucks.  This code will only be good through December 31st. 

Des Moines New Year's Eve Family Events

If you are looking for activities for your family on New Year's Eve here are a few options in the Des Moines area.

"Noon" Year's Eve at the Science Center of Iowa (free for Science Center members)

GuideOne ImaginEve

Jolly Holiday Lights

Free Package of Kleenex for Yourself or Friend


This freebie is still available if you haven't already requested it.  Go to the Kleenex website.  Just fill out your information and info for a friend (or yourself) to send a free mini box of Kleenex. 

ABC5 Double Dollar Deal - The Brickhouse American Grille

If you like Brickhouse American Grille you will want to head over to ABC5 Double Dollar deals where you can purchase $50 worth of gift certificates for only $25.  Certificates will expire 6/30/11.  They will be in $10 denominations and you can only use one per visit.

Mamapedia Deal - $10 for $20 Worth of Activity Greeting Cards

$10 for $20 worth of Fun Activity Greeting Cards from Letter Learning Cards

I really like this Mamapedia deal today.  You can buy a deal to get $20 worth of activity greeting cards from Letter Learning cards for only $10.  I have a preschooler and would love to have some of these cards around to help him with writing. It's great that it is also fun and practical.  Plus there is free shipping on all U.S. orders.

Mamapedia is a daily deals site that offers discounts on family-friendly products and services.  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.

Reminder - Feed It Forward from Restaurant.com


There are only 2 more days left in the Restaurant.com Feed It Forward promotion.  That means only 2 more days to send $10 gift certificates to your friends and family that they can then redeem for a $10 certificate to a restaurant of their choice on Restaurant.com.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Check Out Authentic Records for some Free Music

Authentic Records is an independent record label based in Des Moines started by my favorite local band The Nadas.  On the Authentic Records Home Page you can sign up to receive the AR Ear Snack.  Every week they pick out a track from one of the label's artists and let you download it for free.  It's a great way to check out some new music and if you hear something you like you can always head over to their store for more.

Fareway Deals Dec. 28 - Jan. 3


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

Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce $0.88
Haas Avocados $0.88
Limes 4 for $1

What's on your Fareway list for the week?  I didn't see any deals I had to have.  Did you see any good deals I missed?

Swag Bucks Code on Facebook


Head over to the Swag Bucks facebook page and check out the daily discussion for a code that's worth 6 until 12:30 CST.  You can always check out my widget on the right hand side of the page to see if there are currently any active codes available.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  Be sure to enter code JoinIn2010 for an extra 30 swag bucks just for signing up.

Free Weight-Loss Kit from Atkins

You can register for the Atkins Community HERE to receive a free weight-loss kit.

$1 off Kashi Cereal Coupon

Here is a good coupon for $1 off ONE Box of Kashi GoLean Crisp Cereal Coupon

Today's Living Social Deal for Des Moines

Two Arena-Level Tickets ($12), Two Center-Level Tickets ($14), or Two Ice-Level Tickets ($16) to the Games on January 8, 15, 22, 25, and 29

If you like to get out to Buccaneers Hockey Games today on Living Social you can buy tickets at a 50% discount for the games on January 8, 15, 22, 25, and 29.  Two Arena-Level Tickets for $12, Two Center-Level Tickets for $14 or Two Ice-Level Tickets for $16.  Be sure to read the fine print for this deal.

If you are new to Living Social you can get signed up HERE to receive daily deals.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hy-Vee Deals Dec. 28 - Jan. 3


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

Lays Potato Chips $1.77
Keebler Town House Crackers $1.77
Hy-Vee Pretzels $1
Hy-Vee Cream Cheese $0.88
Hy-Vee Tomato Sauce 4 for $1
Hass Avocados $1 (better deal at Fareway this week)
Bakery Fresh French Loaf $1.49
Hy-Vee Animal Crackers $0.99
All Hy-Vee Healthmarket Vitamins 50% off

1-Day Sale (Prices Only Good Thurs. Dec. 30)

80% Lean Fresh Ground Beef 3lb. roll $4.77
Hy-Vee Ice Cream 1.75 qt square $1.50
Braeburn Apples $0.59 lb.

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

Swag Bucks Code Hunt on the Blog


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog to get the clues for a code that's worth 8 until 3 CST.

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

Free Slim-Fast Bar Sample


You can get your own sample of a Peanut Butter Crunch Time Slim-Fast bar from Sam's Club HERE.  You don't need a membership number to request it.

Mail Call Monday


I had great freebies in the mail today - look at what I got!  Okay - hubby is probably more excited than I am because he is the coffee drinker, but still a good mail day!  Did you get anything good in the mail today?

Only 4 More Days to Receive $5 in Save Rewards From Eversave


On Eversave today you can buy a "Save" for $25 to get $50 worth of custom, hand-crafted jewelry from Sheyna.com.  I love that there is free shipping on all orders.

There are only 4 more days to take advantage of the $5 in Save Rewards for new Eversave members.  You'll receive a $5 credit in your account as soon as you sign up for Eversave deals for your city.  After the 31st the credit will go back down to $2 Des Moines is not listed right now, but you can buy any of the national online deals so I would sign up for Kansas City or Minneapolis deals.  You can sign up HERE.

Today's Living Social Deal for Des Moines

$30 to Spend on Food and Drink

Today on Living Social you can spend $15 for $30 of food and drink at Good Sons in Beaverdale.  This is another place in Des Moines I've never tried, but I have read good things about their paninis and martinis. 

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

Groupon Daily Deal for Des Moines

$11 for One Dozen Large, Gourmet Muffins at My Favorite Muffin

The Groupon Des Moines deal today is $11 for One Dozen Larget Gourmet Muffins (a $21 value) from My Favorite Muffin in West Des Moines.  I've never tried these.  Are they good?

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

Monday, December 27, 2010

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards

Are you a member of Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards program?  Here are some codes to enter to earn yourself rewards and sweepstakes entries.

  • BJKFTDXKFHCDPGB (5 points)
  • BJKNGQJRMBQRPGB (5 points)
  • BJKGW-QMBTS-RCPGB (5 points)
  • BJSGM-LKKKQ-ZKPGB (5 points)
  • BJRJLBZZLFBDPGB (5 points)
  • BJWNCKSTWLFNPGB (1 point)
  • BGTCK-MJMKH-KBPGB (1 point)
(Thanks Frugal Girls!)

Pampers Gifts to Grow - Another New 10 Point Code


I sure hope you have been entering all of these Pampers codes that keep popping up.  CONGRATS2NEWMOM is another 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 Frugal Girls!)

Reminder - 60 Swag Bucks for Joining by December 31st


Just a reminder that now is a great time to sign up for Swag Bucks if you haven't already.  When you sign up you automatically get 30 Swag Bucks added to your account and until December 31st if you enter SwagCode JoinIn2010 when you sign up you will receive an extra 30 Swag Bucks.  If you input your birthday on your Swag Bucks profile you will receive 50 Swag Bucks on your birthday!  That's 110 Swag Bucks right there and it only takes 450 Swag Bucks to get a $5 Amazon.com gift card.  There are lots and lots of other prizes too, but Amazon is one the best values. 

Once you have joined - install the toolbar and start searching.  I use Swag Bucks daily for all of my internet searches and usually win 2 to 3 times a day.

I post about Swag Bucks often because it is truly the easiest way I have been earning since I started using it this year.  I easily accumulated enough Swag Bucks for over $100 in Amazon.com e-gift cards which has definitely helped with my holiday shoping this year and I'm excited to see what I can save up to use for 2011 spending.  Let me know if you have questions.

Groupon Deal - $35 for $100 worth of photo products from Picaboo


Visit Groupon for Portland through 12/30 to get $100 to spend on photo books, calendars and cards for only $35.  The credit can be used toward shipping.  I haven't used Picaboo yet, but I will be soon and I have read many great things about their products.  I'm excited to check it out.

I still have a $5 credit to give to one person toward their first Groupon purchase.  Sign up here and leave a comment and I'll send you the code.

Weekly Menu Plan

The title of this post is a little misleading this week.  This very rarely happens, but we have no meals planned this week!  I honestly have no idea what we will be making for dinner for the rest of the week.  I think the holidays got the best of us and we spent the majority of yesterday packing old toys away and finding homes for all the new things.  I guess we will have to see what sounds good to us at the time. 

Here's what we've had so far:
  • Sunday night - Lasagne
  • Monday night - Tacos
  • Tuesday night - ??

Any ideas for me?

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 COOL.

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.

(Thanks MojoSavings!)

Free Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

 This Freebie is still available if you haven't requested it yet.
Go HERE to request your sample of Daily Treatment Conditioner from Dove. (while supplies last)


Today's Living Social Deal for Des Moines

One-Visit Pass ($5), Five-Visit Pass ($25), or Ten-Visit Pass ($50)

Living Social's deal today is $5 for a one visit pass to Monkey Joe's in West Des Moines.  You can also spend $25 for a 5 visit pass or $50 for a ten visit pass - a 50% savings.  I have never been to Monkey Joe's, but I'm thinking about trying it out - especially at this time of the year to get the kids out of the house.  If you are new to Living Social you can get started HERE.

Groupon Daily Deal for Des Moines - $20 for 2 Calendars from Shutterfly


You can still get the Groupon deal that was featured yesterday - Spend $20 for 2 personalized 12 month wall calendars from Shutterfly.  This is over half off the regular price of the calendars.  Tax and shipping is not included.  If you are new to Groupon you can sign up HERE.

I still have a $5 Groupon credit to give to someone who is new to Groupon - let me know once you sign up and I'll send it to you.

80% Off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates



Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 468 x 60

Right now you can get gift certificates at Restaurant.com for 80% off.  That means you can pick up a $25 gift certificate for only $2!

Plus, if you buy 5 $25 restaurant specific gift certificates, you'll get 1 free $25 Restaurant.com e-gift card!  With sales like this one that $25 can get stretched far!
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 CLEARANCE at checkout to get the discount.  This code is valid through 12/31.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow - New 10 Point Code


HAPPYHOLIDAYSFB 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.

Extra 50% off at Gap


If you are headed out to the mall today the Baby Gap store at Jordan Creek had an extra 50% off clearance items today until noon.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Printable Coupons - Philadelphia Cream Cheese & Ritz Crackers

Head over HERE to print out coupons for $1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese and $1 off Ritz Crackers.  They will print on the same page.  Fareway has cream cheese on sale right now for $0.99 so with this coupon it will be FREE!


Get $5 Video on Demand Credit from Amazon


If you have a Twitter account you can go HERE to connect your twitter account with your Amazon.com account and Amazon will give you a $5 credit for Amazon video on demand.

(Thanks Combat Clippers!)

$2 Credit for Amazon MP3s


Head over here and click on Redeem a Promotion Code on the right hand side of the page.  Enter code GIVEMP3S.  The $2 credit will be applied to your account for MP3 downloads.  I'm not sure when this credit expires. 

(Thanks Couponing to Disney!)

Pampers Gifts to Grow - Another New 10 Point Code


NEWWIPESPACKAGE  is a code that will get you 10 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account.  If you haven't signed up yet for Gifts to Grow you can do that HERE.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Free Sample of Arm & Hammer Toothpaste


Head over to tryarmandhammer.com to request your free sample of tooth paste.

Recipe - Beer Bread

Here is a very simple recipe for beer bread.  Pair it with some spinach dip for a yummy appetizer.

Beer Bread

3 c. self-rising flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 can warm beer, any kind

Mix the above ingredients and pour into large greased bread pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Recipe - Six Plate Dinner

I received a recipe request for this meal we had this week.  Let me know if you would like to see more recipes posted this way.  I'm still trying to determine the best way to share these.

Six Plate Dinner

2 c. diced potatoes
2 c. diced celery
1 lb. hamburger
1 c. diced onions
1 c. diced carrots
2 c. tomatoes
chili sauce (optional)

Arrange in casserole in layers as listed above.  Add salt and pepper to each layer.  (We modify the recipe to include pouring chili sauce over the hamburger) Pour tomatoes over all.  Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degree oven.

Pampers Gifts to Grow - New 10 Point Code


GTGWELCOME10PTS is a code that will get you 10 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account.  If you haven't signed up yet for Gifts to Grow you can do that HERE.

Fareway Deals Dec. 21-27


Here's what I'm buying at Fareway this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

Pepsi products 2 liters $0.69
Blue Bonnet 15 oz. tub $0.88
Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese $0.99

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