Monday, January 31, 2011

Pampers Gifts to Grow - New 10 Point Code


pampers4momjfm1 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 Deal Seeking Mom!)

Free Sample of Dove Daily Glow Moisturizer


Head over HERE to request your free sample of Dove Daily Glow Moisturizer.

(Thanks Savings & Stewardship!)

Downy Giveaway Tomorrow (Feb. 1st)

Tomorrow Downy is giving out 30,000 samples at 3 pm CST.  Head over and like Downy on facebook to get in on this giveaway.

New Coupon - Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Head over to coupons.com to print this save $0.50/2 packages of Phildelphia cream cheese.  This is a good item to have on hand if you are planning on making any dips/snacks for this weekend.  Thankfully we had some on hand to substitute in our hasbrown casserole since we didn't have any sour cream.

Walgreens Deal on Icy Hot Vapor Gel

I just returned from a successful trip to Walgreens.  I was able to get one of the IcyHot Vapor Gel for kids plus 2 Butterfinger Snackers for $3.01 and got $3.00 back in register rewards that I'll use later in the week.  The kids product wasn't marked on sale on the shelf, but they are included.

Here's the deal:
IcyHot No-Mess Vapor Gel for Kids $3.99
Use $1/1 Icy Hot on any (1/30/11 SS)
Total = $2.99, Get Back $3 Register Reward
= FREE!

Buy 2 Butterfinger Snackerz 1.28oz bags
On sale for $0.39 each with in ad coupon

Use the $1/2 coupon (Print HERE)
= 2 bags for FREE!

Swag Bucks Code Hunt on the Blog


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and check out the 11 AM post to find out where you can get a code that's worth 4 until 2:30 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!

$5 Credit When You Sign Up for Eversave Today


I share a lot of the deals that are offered daily from Eversave.  They are kicking off their 5 Days of Love with a special promotion.  Today you can sign up and get your account credited with $5 to use toward your first save.  The normal credit for new accounts is $2, so I would sign up now to take advantage of the extra bonus.  You don't have to use the credit right away; you can wait until you find a deal you like.

Simple Shoes up to 70% off at 6pm.com


6pm.com has some of my favorite shoes on sale today.  I ordered my first pair of Simple shoes this past summer in preparation for our Disney trip.  I needed a pair of shoes that would be comfortable for all of the walking and these shoes worked perfectly. Keds are also marked down again today.  Shipping at 6pm.com is a flat rate of $6.95 regardless of the order size.

$15 for $30 of Customized Invitations, Announcements and Cards


I like today's Mamapedia deal.  I love using custom invitations for my kid's birthdays and thank you notes.  Today you can get $30 worth of items from PurpleTrail.com for only $15.  Taxes and shipping is not included for this deal.  Voucher expires May 31, 2011.

If you are new to Mamapedia try coupon code: COUPONCAB4 to get $4 off and make it only $11.  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.

Also this Parents Magazine Deal is still available from Mamapedia.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Disney Movie Rewards - 25 Point Code for New Members

If you have not joined Disney Movie Rewards yet - now is a good time!  Here is a code worth 25 free Disney Movie Rewards points!  Just go HERE sign up and enter code CHESHIRE.

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 Couponing to Disney!)

Weekly Menu Plan

Here is what my family is having for dinner this week:



We typically have leftovers once or twice during the week and may pick up some carry out some time 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.


What's for dinner at your house this week?

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards - New 5 Point Code

Here is a new Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards code worth 5 points.  You can always use your points on the site to enter their sweepstakes and instant-win games.

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(Thanks hip2save!)

Save $1.00 on Pampers Thick Care Wipes

Head over to the Pampers site to request your coupon for $1.00 off Pampers Thick Care Wipes.  Coupon will be sent via mail.

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog


There is another easy code to pick up right now on the Swag Bucks blog.  The swag code is worth 9 until 2:30 CST. 

To get your code - copy the code from the blog and go back to the Swagbucks.com home page and enter it by the Gimme box under your account on the right hand side of the page.

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!  This is the easiest way to earn rewards!

Reminder - Print Your Coupons


At the end of the month coupons are either reset or removed so make sure you print out the coupons you know you want since some might not be available on February 1st.  Print your coupons now.

Retro Diner Double Dollar Deal

We visited the Retro Diner in West Glen for the first time on Friday night.  We were using one of our certificates from ABC5 Double Dollar Deals.  My family enjoyed it.  We loved the cheese curds (I will never claim to be a healthy eater) and the kids really liked their Mickey Mouse pancakes.  My huband enjoyed his burger.  My taco salad was fine.  The only disappointing part was our chocolate shake.  It had a weird taste to it that we couldn't quite figure out.  For 2 adults and 2 kids meals with appetizer & a shake to go we still spent about $17 in addition to our gift certificate.  We're looking forward to trying it for breakfast soon.  There are still a few certificates available on ABC5 Double Dollar Deals, but they expire March 1, so you will need to use it very soon if you decide to get one.

I also noticed on the Double Dollar Deals site they are getting ready for Valentine's Day and will have sales starting Thursday for Cookies By Design on Suzette Homemade Candies.

Recipe - Mile High Tortilla Pie

Mile High Tortilla Pie  


1 can black beans rinsed & drained
1 can corn w/ peppers
1 jar chunky salsa
10 oz. fajita style cooked chicken
5 10 inch tortillas
2 c. monterrey-jack cheese
fresh cilantro

Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Combine black beans, corn, salsa, chicken and cilantro in medium bowl.  Grease baking pan.   Place 1 tortilla on pan, top with 1 1/2 cups of mixture and 1/4 cheese.  Layer 3 more times and finish with tortilla & cheese on top.  Bake in oven 15-20 minutes or until filling is hot.

Recipe - Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole

2 lb. frozen hash browns
1/2 c. melted margarine
1 can cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom/cream of celery)
8 oz. sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients in a very large bowl.  Pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish.  Bake for 1 hour.

Recipe - Fried Rice



Fried Rice

2 T. canola oil
2 cups cooked rice
1 bunch green onion
1 cup frozen peas
3 beaten eggs
3 T. soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp sweet basil
1 cup cooked meat (we use whatever we have on hand / leftover chicken/pork/steak)

Heat canola oil in wok or large fry pan.  Add diced green onion.  Saute until tender.  Add beaten eggs.  Fry until eggs are cooked.  Dice eggs.  Add meat and peas.  Heat through.  Add sesame oil, basil, ginger and rice then soy sauce.  Stir and mix thoroughly.  Add more soy sauce add desired.

Recipe - Jambalaya

Jambalya

2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 can chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 medium onion
1/2 lb. smoked sausage
2 cups white rice
1 tsp hot sauce

Bring tomatoes, veggies, chicken broth, sausage and hot sauce to boil in a large skillet.  Simmer for a few minutes.  Stir in rice and cover.  Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.  

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog


There is an easy code to pick up right now on the Swag Bucks blog.  The swag code is worth 6 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!

Free Subscription to MORE Magazine

Head over HERE to request your free subscription to MORE Magazine.

(Thanks Mojosavings!)

Free Sample of You-T Cranberry Drink

Head over HERE to request your free sample of You-T cranberry flavored health drink.

$15 for $30 of Personalized Gifts for Kids


If you missed out on this deal when it was offered from Eversave today you can get it from Mamapedia.  You can get $30 worth of personalized books, charts, placemats, lunch boxes and more from Frecklebox.com.  Tax and shipping is not included for this deal and it expires May 31, 2011.

If you are new to Mamapedia try coupon code: COUPONCAB4 to get $4 off and make it only $11.  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.

$5 for a 2 Year Subscription to Parenting Magazine


Eversave has another great deal for this weekend.  Now through the 31st you can get a 2 year subscription to Parenting Magazine for only $5 and it ships for free!  If you are new to Eversave you will receive a $2 credit which would make this deal only $3 for you!

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 4


Ebates helped boost my earnings this week since I received my first cash back check since joining.  (See my post about how you can earn extra now with Ebates).  Swag Bucks is my steady earner and I'm building up my Amazon.com account.

Here's what I earned this past week: 

$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks (on track to earn over $250 this year!)
$17.07 cash back check from Ebates

$5.00 Amazon e-gift card participation gift from Hallmark Mom's Panel
$0.09 PayPal deposit from You Data (another big payout!  I'm also the type of person who picks up a penny off the ground - as long as it heads up!)

Total for the week $ 27.16


Total for 2011
$ 182.75

Did you earn any extra "fun money" this week?  How did you do it?

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 1
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 2
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 3

Friday, January 28, 2011

$1 off 2 Butterfinger Snackerz Coupon (Free at Walgreens Starting 1/30)


Here is a great coupon you can print here and use to get free Butterfinger Snackerz starting Sunday at Walgreens. 

Here's how to get them for free:
Buy 2 Butterfinger Snackerz 1.28oz bags
Use in ad coupon to get them for $0.39 each (starting 1/30)
Use the $1/2 coupon found here

Final cost – 2 bags for FREE!

While you are printing check out all of the candy coupons they have just in time for Valentine's Day including:

Save $1.50/2 Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger Hearts bag, any size
Save $1.50/1 Nestle Fun Size Valentine Exchange Pack (21 oz.)


(Thanks hip2save!)

Reminder - 80% Off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates


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!  Be sure to enter code MEAL at checkout to get the discount.  The code is valid through 1/31/11.

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.

Groupon Deal - Get $30 to Spend on All-Natural Snacks for $15

This Groupon deal is back under Fort Wayne, IN today.  You can buy your Groupon for $15 and get $30 to spend on all-natural snacks like Annie's Bunnies at Snackwarehouse.com.  You can apply the value of the Groupon towards tax and the shipping fee of $3.99.  To find this deal select Fort Wayne, Indiana for your deal location.  Groupon expires July 29, 2011.

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

Free Sample of Gas X Prevention

Head over HERE to request your free sample from Gas-X.

Free Candle at Bath & Body Works

Here is a freebie you can pick up this weekend from Bath & Body Works.  Go like Bath & Body Works on facebook the look at their status update to download a coupon for a free 1.6 oz. candle.  Coupon expires 1/30.

(Thanks Frugal Girls!)

Extra 30% Off Sale Items at Gap Online


Right now you can get an extra 30% off sale items at Gap.  Just enter GAPSALE30 at checkout.  Everyday free shipping for any order of $50 or more.

Downy Giveaway Today

***Update - this giveaway will be at 7pm CST***

Downy has announced on their facebook page that sometime today they will be giving away 10,000 Ultra Downy April Fresh samples.  Head over and like Downy on facebook and watch for a status update with the giveaway.

$15 for $30 Worth of Footwear at Shoebuy.com - Includes Free Shipping!


(UPDATE: You can use promo code TGIF Which will make your final cost ONLY $12 for a $30 voucher!  Thanks hip2save!)

I've confessed my loves of shoes a few times before; I love to see deals like this one today from Eversave.  Today you can pay $15 for $30 worth of shoes at shoebuy.com.  Today's save includes free shipping and it doesn't expire until December 31, 2011.

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 - making this deal only $13 for you!

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Day


Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day which means better odds of winning our BIG Swag Bucks! Search normally through your toolbar or the Swag Bucks site and with a little luck, you'll be winning large bills starting at 20 Swag Bucks and up.  There is no guarantee that you'll win high value Swag Bucks, but I have noticed I tend go get 11 and 12 SB for searches on Fridays more than other days.

Swag Bucks is a search engine that rewards you for using it.  If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up!  It only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card!  This is the easiest way to earn Amazon gift cards in my opinion.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reminder - Refer Friends to ItsThoughtful for a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Right now itsthoughtful.com is offering a $20 Amazon gift card for every 15 friends that you refer to the site for their Valentine's Day Gift Contest.  If you can get 15 friends to join by 11:59 pm on February 14th your gift card will be mailed by February 21st.  You will earn one $20 gift card for every 15 friends with a max of $400 in gift cards!

If you do sign up I would use your non primary email address although when I had signed up in the past I did not get much email from them other than a confirmation of joining.

Sign up HERE then share with you friends to try to earn your $20!

Free Subscription to American Baby Magazine


If you have a baby or are expecting you can go HERE to request your free subscription to American Baby magazine.

$3 Credit to Snapily.com


Right now you can get a free $3 credit when you create an account at Snapily.com.  You can create unique photo cards at Snapily including 3D and animated cards.  The animated cards allows you to view 2 images as you move the card.  It looks really cool.  You can use your credit to create some Valentine's Day cards or save it for another time.  Go HERE to get your credit.

Free Subsciption to Elle Decor Magazine

Head over HERE to request a free subscription to Elle Decor from Mercury Magazines.  I've requested magazines from Mercury Magazines and you will not be charged.

Parents Magazine Subscription Deal from Mamapedia

$5 for one full year of Parents Magazine ($10 value) or save 60% on two full years (see below)
Here is another deal on Parents Magazine - this time through Mamapedia
You can get a one year subscription to Parents magazine for $5. Plus, you can use coupon code PARENTS1YR to bring it down to only $4.  Or, you can get a two year subscription for $8. For this option you can use coupon code PARENTS2YR to bring it down to only $6.


If you are new to Mamapedia try coupon code: COUPONCAB4 to get $4 off and make it only $1!  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.

Free Sample of Seventh Generation Natual Dish Liquid

Hurry and head over HERE to request your free sample of Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid from All You while supplies last.  They are giving away 25,000.

Groupon Deal - $30 Worth of Bath & Body Works Products for $15


Today's Groupon deal for Des Moines will get you either $20 worth of products from Bath & Body Works for only $10 or you can also get $30 worth for $15.  This deal expires April 27, 2011 and must be redeemed online.  Tax and shipping are not included for this one.  This is a national deal anyone can take advantage of.

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

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Win $1000 in Mall Gift Cards & a Trip to Cancun from Jordan Creek Mall


Jordan Creek Town Center is a fun giveaway going on right now.  Just like them on facebook to get started and tell them about your funniest Valentine's Day mishap.


"Have you had a Valentine's Day experience that went all wrong even though your intentions were good? Did you ever look back and say, "I have a Valentine's Day story for you." If so, be sure to submit your story in our Crossed by Cupid contest! You could win a trip for 2 to Cancun plus a $1000 Shop Etc. gift card."

Pampers Gifts to Grow - New 42 Point Code!


VMF776C7HMXXT4A is a code that will get you 42 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 hip2save!)

Free Sample of Bayer Aspirin (Sam's Club Members Only)


Head over HERE to request your free sample of Bayer Asprin from Sam's Club.  Membership number is a required entry for this one.

(Thanks Savings & Stewardship!)

Hy-Vee - Sign Up for NOWWOW for Deals


Have you signed up to get text messages from Hy-Vee?  I've been signed up for a while now and receive them a few times a week.  I've never taken advantage of a mobile offer until today though.  Hy-Vee sent out a coupon only good for today on boxes of Huggies & Pampers diapers.  I saved $4.00 off the box.  For me that was worth a trip to the store.  

Have you taken advantage of any of Hy-Vee's NOWWOW deals?  To sign up you can go HERE.

Swag Bucks Code on the Toolbar


Check your Swagbucks toolbar for a code worth 5 until 2:25 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!

Wordless Wednesday: King of the Hill

Tide - Free Washing Machine Cleaner Today


Tide will be having another facebook giveaway today at 1:00 CST.  Today they are giving away 5000 packets of Washing Machine Cleaner.  Just "like" Tide on facebook and watch their status update for the giveaway link.  Be quick.  These freebies are gone within a few minutes.

Reminder - Free Nice 'n Easy Color Blend Foam from Clairol

Today at 11:00 CST Clairol is giving away 25,000 samples of nice 'n easy color blend foam.  They are doing the giveaway each day through January 27th . To request your sample, "Like" Clairol on Facebook and then click the "Get a free box" button on their Facebook Fan page. If you don't get one today, you can try again at Noon EST tomorrow.