Saturday, March 12, 2011

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog

Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and check out the 2pm post to find a code that's worth 5 - sorry I'm not sure how long this one is good for! (Expired 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!  This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Trip to Vienna from Travel Channel

Do you have the "travel bug"?  I'm itching to go somewhere, but I'm afraid all my travels will be domestic for a while.  Some lucky person will win a trip for 2 to Vienna, Austria from the Travel Channel.  You can enter this sweepstakes daily HERE.  Every month the destination changes so this is a good one to keep checking in on.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

BOGO Coupon for Old Orchard Frozen Juice Concentrate

Head over and "like" the Old Orchard facebook page to print a coupon for buy one, get one free on any Old Orchard frozen juice concentrate.

(Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!)

Freebies for New & Expecting Parents

If you have a baby or are expecting you can go HERE to request your FREE subscription to American Baby magazine.  You can often find money-saving coupons in this magazine - plus it's a great resource!

You can also sign up for a FREE Baby 101 eBook with all the information you need for the newest addition to your family. Learn how to get free baby stuff including formula, diapers and more.

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 10

One of my goals for the year is to keep track of all the extra money I make from reading emails, taking surveys and collecting Swag Bucks.   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 some of the fun stuff. 

Searching the internet with Swag Bucks and Bing Rewards paid off for me this week!  I'm still earning through other ways, but sometimes it takes a little while before it will pay off!

Here's what I earned this past week: 

$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks 
$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Bing Rewards
$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks
(I've made $60 so far this year w/ Swagbucks!)

Total for the week $ 15.00

Total for 2011
$ 283.23

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
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 4
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 5
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 6
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 7

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 8
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 9

Sign Up for to Receive Special Offers from TRESemmé

Here is another source of coupons for you.  Sign up HERE for the TRESemmé e-newsletter to get styling tips, product updates, offers and more.

Sign Up Kellogg's Special Offers & Coupons

You can still find some great Kellogg's coupons by signing up for their newsletter with special offers and promotions.  Right now you can print the following after you register:

$1.00 off two packages of Kellogg’s Fiber Plus cereal
$1.00 off one Kelloggs Smart Start Cereal 
$1.00 off two Crispix cereal boxes
$1.00 off two packages of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal
$0.70 off one Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cereal
$1.00 off three packages of Kellogg’s cereals
$1.00 off any two packages of Kellogg’s All Bran, Crispix, and or Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereals

Friday, March 11, 2011

BOGO Coupon for Pepsi Throwback on Facebook

Right now you can print a coupon for Buy 1, Get 1 12-pack of Pepsi Throwback over on the Pepsi Throwback facebook page.  I haven't tried this yet since I try to stick to diet, but I bet I would like it!

(Thanks Passion for Savings!)

Sweepstakes of the Day - Nestle Share the Joy of Reading

Head over HERE to enter the Nestle Share the Joy of Reading instant-win game for a chance to instantly win $10 in book cash that can be redeemed at most major book retailers.  I just won instantly yesterday!  You can enter daily until 12/29/11 and will also be entered into the monthly prize of $5000.  This is a great sweeps to enter because for every game code entered, NESTLÉ will make a $.10 donation to Reading is Fundamental program! For every instant winner, a book will be donated to RIF!  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Print Coupon Now for FREE Deoderant at Walgreens Starting Sunday

You wil want to print this coupon now to take advantage of a Walgreens deal starting Sunday. 

Irish Spring Deodorant 2/$6
get $4 Register Rewards when you buy 2

$1.00/1 Irish Spring Deodorant
Final Cost: 2 for FREE after coupons & RR!

Time for Mega Swagbucks!

Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with swagbucks for using it to do your normal day to day searches on the internet.  You'll randomly be awarded between 7 to 12 swagbucks once or twice a day.  You can then redeem these swagbucks for rewards like Amazon and Starbucks gift cards.

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.

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, March 10, 2011

Refer 4 Friends to Plum District to Get a $20 Target Gift Card!

**Be sure your friends know they must use the referral link in your email and confirm their subscription to get this deal**

Plum District has an awesome deal for you today.  Just refer 4 friends and they will send you a $20 Target gift card.  You can sign up or login to Plum District HERE.  Then view the deal and click on Get It.  Then you will be able to email your friends or share on social networking sites.  You must use the referral link from sharing this deal versus your normal Plum District referral link.  Of course I would love for you to sign up through this link.

Plum District has offered some great deals in the past including $10 gift cards to Papa Murphy's for only $5 that I've received so it's definitely a great site to check out!

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog

Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and check out the 3pm post to find a code that's worth 5 until 6:00 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!  This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!

Mail Call Thursday

It has been a good couple of days for freebies in the mail.  I received my Cheez-Its, Quaker Oatmeal Squares and Kirkland diapers.  I also received a $5 Papa Murphy's gift card from a sweeps I don't remember entering!  Winning is even more fun when it's a surprise!

Disney Movie Rewards - New 5 Point Code

There is a new code worth 5 free Disney Movie Rewards points!  
Just go HERE to login or sign up and enter code K2HM73MC9L.

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!)

Sign Up for Chili's Email Club for Free Offers

Chili's Free Chips and Queso

Head over HERE to sign up for the Chili's Email Club to receive special offers and print a coupon for FREE order of Skillet Queso & Chips.

Free Sample of Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags from Sam's Club

Sam's Club members can head over HERE to request a free sample of Glad ForceFlex trash bags.  Sample request button is on the bottom right side of the screen.

(Thanks Frugal Girls!)

Sign Up to Receive St. Patrick's Day Craft Ideas & Recipes


St. Patrick's Day is just a week away!  If you would like some ideas for St. Patrick's Day recipes, children's crafts and activities sign up HERE to receive Favecrafts St. Patrick's Day ebook filled with tons of ideas for celebrating.

Cole Haan Shoes Up to 75% off at

You can find Cole Haan shoes up to 75% off today at  They also have Keds up to 60% off.  And they lowered the price of standard shipping for a limited time to $4.95!

Gap Mobile Deal - $25 Off Purchase of $50

This is a great deal from Gap! You can sign up for to receive a promo code via text message.  Go HERE and enter your mobile number and Gap will send it to you.  Code is valid from 3/10-3/16 and good for $25 off an in-store purchase of $50 or more. You must show the code on your mobile device to receive the discount.

(Thanks hip2save!)

Sweepstakes of the Day - $5000 Grocery Giveaway currently has a $5000 grocery giveaway sweepstakes you can enter.  One person will win $5000 cash which I'm sure would help relieve the grocery budget.  You can enter HERE daily until 4/30/11.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

$30 Worth of Personal Creations Items for $15 from Mamapedia

I like today's Mamapedia deal.  You can get $30 worth of personalized gifts from for only $15.  You could get gifts for Easter or Mother's Day through this site.  It's nice that you can use the voucher towards shipping.  It does expire 4/30/11.  Upon expiration, unused Vouchers will be redeemable for $15.

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.

Register for ALA Fight for Air Climb for $15 through Groupon

Just noticed this on Groupon this morning.  People in the Des Moines area can go through Groupon to register for the 2011 Fight for Air Climb for the American Lung Association for $15 instead of the usual $25 registration fee.  You will be still be required to collect required fundraising minimum, but if you'd like to support a great cause this makes it a little easier for you to do so.  Click on the box pictured above found on the bottom right hand side of the Groupon home page for Des Moines.  You can find out more information about the event HERE.

If you are new to Groupon you can sign up HERE to receive great daily deal offers for your city.

Sign Up for Right@Home for Coupons & Giveaways

You can become a member of Right@Home to start receiving newsletters from SC Johnson Company that will include coupons for brands like Pledge, Windex, Glade and Ziploc.  Right now they are ushering in spring cleaning season with weekly giveaways. You will be able enter through a link in the newsletter.

I recently won a Ziploc prize package from entering one of their email newsletter giveaways so its definitely worth signing up!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Confession of the Day - I Like Long John Silver's

My family doesn't eat a lot of fast food.  We might eat it about once a month and usually because we're having lunch with friends or traveling.  Once Lent starts every year though you can find us at Long John Silver's regularly on Friday's.  I don't usually care for fish, but I start craving their battered fish doused in malt vinegar.  I know - I'm odd. 

Since the Lenten season has started it's time for me to satisfy my LJS cravings once again.  I will be sure to take some coupons with me.  You can find Long John Silver's coupons HERE in case you share this craving.

Save $1.00/1 Wholly Guacamole or Salsa

Head over HERE to print a coupon to save $1.00/1 Wholly Guacamole or Salsa.  We love to snack on this when we want a quick snack.  You will need to login or register at their site to get this coupon.

Swag Bucks Code Hunt on the Blog

Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and check out the 8am post to find a code that's worth 5 until 1:30 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!  This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!

Free Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

Head over HERE to request your free sample of Dove hair care Daily Treatment Conditioner.  If you have requested this one in the past it appears you can do so again.

Download a Free Pampers Kandoo Coloring Book

Head over and "like" the Pampers Kandoo page on facebook to download a free six-page coloring book.

Sweepstakes of the Day - $100 Bed, Bath & Beyond Gift Card

You can enter the from TBS for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond.  You can enter HERE once daily until 3/31/11.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Free Sweet Leaf Tea from Kum & Go

Head over HERE to print a coupon to get a free Sweet Leaf Tea from Kum & Go good through 3/14/11.    You can sign up to receive special offers and promotions like this from Kum & Go HERE.

80% Off Certificates Starts Today Weekly Promo Offer 125 X 125
Right now you can get gift certificates at for 80% off.  That means you can pick up a $25 gift certificate for only $2!  Be sure to enter code SAVE at checkout to get the discount.  The code is valid through 3/14/11.

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.

$30 Worth of Felix & Oscar's Pizza for $15

I love today's Groupon deal for Des Moines!  Felix & Oscar's is honestly my favorite pizza place in the area.  I love their deep-dish pizza and we always order the garlic cheese bread with jalepenos, yum!  Today's deal will get you $30 you can use for either dine-in or carry-out.  Deal must be used by 1/10/12.

If you are new to Groupon you can sign up HERE to receive great daily deal offers for your city.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Frugal Tuesday Tip Week 7 **Linky**

What is the Frugal Tuesday Tip?
The Frugal Tuesday Tip is a linky blog hop, dedicated to encouraging the frugal lifestyle. It is hosted by:
 Anyone with a frugal tip can share. Just post a frugal tip on your own blog, then come here to add your post (the permalink) with the linky tool. The topic of frugality is pretty wide. We only ask that you keep everything Rated G.
Your post will appear on all of our blogs! You can also share some internet love with our Frugal Tuesday Tip button. Just copy and paste the code below the button and add the button anywhere in your post in the html view. You could also put a “text” widget (WordPress) or an HTML gadget (Blogspot) in your sidebar. Thank you for spreading the word!
Everyone can follow the submitted links and find new ways to embrace the frugal life. Not a blogger? NBD! (No Big Deal) Leave your frugal tip in the comment section.

Confessions of a Frugal Mind

Fareway Deals March 8-14

Here are my favorite deals I see at Fareway this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday.

**Save $4 off your grocery order when you buy 8 General Mills items w/ in-ad coupon**

General Mills Cereals $2.50 (Print $1.00/2 General Mills cereals or $0.55/1 Lucky Charms cereal or $0.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios cereal or use $1/2 General Mills Cereal 3/6/11 SS Insert)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese $0.67

Sunbelt Granola Bars $1.67

Fareway Stewed or Diced Tomatoes $0.50

Spardoe Large Eggs $0.97

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $1.88 (Print $0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries or $0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries 2/13/11 GM Insert)

Delightful Farms Boneless Chicken Breast 3 lb. $4.99

Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream (Print $1.00/1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream - find under zip 80808)

What's on your Fareway list for the week?

$2 for 5 Blockbuster Express Movie Rentals

**This deal is back!  Today you can find it under Philadelphia, PA**

There is a Groupon deal available today that will get you 5 movie rentals from a Blockbuster Express Kiosk for only $2.  This isn't valid on blu-ray or hot list titles though.  You do have until May 1, 2013 to use it!  To get this deal head over to Groupon and choose Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for your Featured Deal Location. 

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

(Thanks Savings & Stewardship!)

Hy-Vee Deals March 8-14

Here are my favorite deals I see at Hy-Vee this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

Charmin Ultra Bathroom Tissue 9 large rolls $3.99 (use $0.25/1 Charmin Product 2/27/11 PG Insert)

Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent 50 fl. oz. $2.50 (use $1/1 Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent 2/20/11 RP Insert)

Hy-Vee Popcorn $1.00

Yoplait Yogurt $0.50 (Print $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt or use $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups 2/13/11 GM Insert)

Hy-Vee Crescent and Cinnamon Rolls $1.67

Hy-Vee Tomatoes $0.50
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna (limit 2) $0.39
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna Pouch (use $0.75/2 Starkist Tuna Products 3/6/11 RP Insert)

Hy-Vee Pasta $0.88
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese $0.69

Dole Pineapple $0.77

General Mills Cereal select varieties $1.67 (Print $1.00/2 General Mills cereals or $0.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios cereal or use $1/2 General Mills Cereal 3/6/11 SS Insert)

Hy-Vee Frozen Potatoes $2.00
Hy-Vee Frozen Orange Juice $1.50
DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen Pizzas $5.50 (use $1/1 California Pizza Kitchen Product 2/20/11 RP Insert)

2-Day Sale - Thursday & Friday March 10-11

Chilean Red Seedless Grapes $0.99 lb.

Nabisco Premium Saltine Crackers $0.99

Skippy Peanut Butter (limit 2) $0.99

Colgate Toothpaste 4.6 oz. $0.88 (use $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 2/27/11 SS Insert)

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

Sweepstakes of the Day - Amazon Gift Card from

You can enter to win 1 of 200 $5 gift cards is giving away in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  You can enter once a day through March 17th.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Walgreens Deals This Week

Sorry this is so late - with being out of town this weekend I didn't make my trip to Walgreens until last night.  I wish I would have had the following coupon with me when I went.

Here are a few of my favorite Walgreens deals this week:

Children’s PediaCare Fever Reducer, Cold or Allergy Relief (4 oz) or Infant Drops (0.5 or 1 oz) – $5.00 off with in-ad coupon
Buy Infant Drops 0.5 oz — priced $6.29 at my store or
Buy Children's Cold Relief 4 oz - priced $7.49 at my store
Use: $5 in ad coupon
Use: Printable
Save $2.00/1 Pediasure Product
Final Price = Free or $0.49

Clairol Nice n' Easy Color Blend Foam on sale for $7.99
Get $1 in Register Rewards
Used my coupon to get this item for FREE from giveaway
Final Price = $1 money maker

Always Feminine Hygene Products $2.99
Get $2 in Register Rewards
Use: $1/1 Always Product, exp. 4-30-11 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
Use: $1/1 Always Product, exp. 6-30-11 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
Final price: FREE after coupons and RR’s

Kellogg’s Cereal and Pop Tarts $1.99
Use: Printable Kellogg's Coupons

Final price: As low as $1.49 for 2 after coupon

Save $4 on Eversave Deals Today

Today you can save $4 on any Eversave deal they are offering.  Just be sure to enter promo code MARDIGRAS at checkout.

If you are new to Eversave you will also receive a $2 credit on your account which you will be able to use toward a future save.

Frugal Tuesday Tip

Here is my tip of the week!  If you are like me and like to request your freebies in the mail it probably means you also end up with a lot of extra packaging / bubble mailers.  I open these packages carefully to ensure I can reuse the envelope.  I also sell Mary Kay, so these envelopes work great for mailing product out to my customers.  I just add a new label and use packing tape to seal.  I would like to encourage you to reuse your bubble mailers as well.  If you don't have an immediate use for them and don't want to hold on to things like this you can check with places where you can donate them to.  I know our local library accepts these envelope donations for mailing books out.

Monday, March 7, 2011

$20 Credit for Mini Social by Referring 5 Friends

Love this offer from Mini Social.  Today through the 13th Mini Social will give you a $20 credit to your account for every 5 friends that you refer to Mini Social deals and sign up.  They don't have to make a purchase just sign up!  You can go HERE to login or signup and get your unique referral link.

They have a sale going on right now on macmillan books which we have a lot of and the kids and I really like.

(Thanks Dealicious Finds!)

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog

Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and check out the 11am post to find a code that's worth 5 until 2:00 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!  This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!

Last Day for 5 Free Cards from Shutterfly

Right now you can get five free photo cards from Shutterfly.  Just enter promo code 5FREECARDS at checkout.  This offer ends March 7th.

**Are you new to Shutterfly?  Shutterfly is running a promotion where I can send 5 friends a free 8x8 photo book - shoot me an email at and let me know you would like a free photo book.  I will send the email to the first 5 people to contact me via email.  The free photo book offer is only good for new Shutterfly customers.**

Sweepstakes of the Day - Jelly Belly $10,000 Cupcake Challenge

If you know me - you know that baking is not my gift.  I can bake basic recipes, but my creative side is seriously lacking.  However for those of you who are gifted in this way Jelly Belly is sponsoring a cupcake challenge where you could win $10,000.  You just need to submit your Jelly Belly jelly bean decorated cup cake recipe.

If you are more like me you can also head over and click on the instant win tab for a chance to win over 2000 instant prizes.

Save $1.00/1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream

Bunny Tracks is calling my name!  Click HERE to print this and other coupons from  You should be able to find this coupon under zip code 80808.

(Thanks 2 Kids and a Coupon!)