Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hy-Vee Deals May 31-June 3 - Free Salad Dressing!


Here are my favorite deals I see at Hy-Vee this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday.  Please keep in mind I only share my favorite deals from the printed and online ads and not the entire weekly ad.

Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe $1.48

Mixed Colored Peppers 4 ct. $2.99

Hy-Vee Large Eggs $0.88

Dannon Yogurt $0.50

Bar-S Hot Dogs $1.00 (use $1/2 Bar-S Franks or Bologna 5/22/11 RP Insert or request coupon)

Butter Kernel Vegetables select varieties $0.38 (limit 4)

Hy-Vee Steak Sauce $1.38

Hy-Vee Pretzels $1.00

Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables $0.98

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.88 lb.

2-Day Sale Thursday & Friday, June 2-3

Ken's Salad Dressing $0.99 (use $1/1 Ken's Dressing 5/8/11 SS Insert to get this for FREE!)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese $0.59

Hy-Vee Cereal select varieties $1.25

Hy-Vee Cottage Cheese 24 oz. $1.28

Tostitos Tortilla Chips $1.88

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

Dahl's Deals May 31-June 6


Here are my favorite deals I see at Dahl's from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

Premium Choice Charcoal Steak $2.99 lb.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.69 lb.

Georgia Peaches $0.79 lb.

Blue Bunny Ice Cream 56 oz. $2.99

Pepsi or Mountain Dew 24 packs $4.99 each when you buy 2

What is on your Dahl's list this week?  See any good deals I missed?

Fareway Deals May 31-June 6 - Free BBQ Sauce!


Here are my favorite deals I see at Fareway this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday. Please keep in mind I only share my favorite deals so be sure to check out the weekly ad for everything else on sale this week.

Braeburn or Gala Apples $0.79 lb.

Yellow Onions $0.59 lb.

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque Sauce $0.99 (use $1.00 off Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce 5/22/11 SS Insert to make this FREE!)

Island Sun Mandarin Oranges 15 oz. can 2 for $1

Kellogg's Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops and Frosted Flakes $1.67 each (use $1/3 Kellogg's Cereal 5/15/2011 RP Insert or print Kellogg's coupons to Save $0.70/1 Corn Pops, Save $1.00/2 Frosted Flakes)

Bar-S Hot Dogs $0.98 (use $1/2 Bar-S Franks or Bologna 5/22/11 RP Insert or request coupon)

Blue Bunny Ice Cream square $2.88

Pepsi Products Buy Two 24 packs for $10 (with in-ad coupon)

What's on your list this week?  Let me know if you see any deals I missed.

Frugal Tuesday Tip ~ Week 19 ~ Link Up Your Frugal Tips!


What is the Frugal Tuesday Tip?
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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? No big deal! Just leave your frugal tip in the comment section.
Confessions of a Frugal Mind

Save $1.00/1 16 or 20 oz. Diet Coke


Hurry over and "like" Diet Coke on Facebook to be able to print a coupon to save $1.00 off 1 16oz. or 20 oz. Diet Coke product!

(Thanks The Frugal Girls!)

Sweepstakes of the Day - Galápagos Islands Adventure

You can enter the Galápagos Islands Adventure Sweepstakes from Pottery Barn Kids and National Geographic for a chance to win a family-friendly trip for four to the Galápagos Islands, where you’ll kayak, snorkel, and hike with naturalists and more.  Sounds amazing!  You can enter once a day through July 5, 2011.   Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Last Chance to Enter $25 Visa Gift Card ~ Giveaway Ends Tonight!

Today is the last day to enter to win a $25 Visa Gift Card from Daily Deals for Des Moines Moms - this giveaway ends tonight!  Local deals are starting soon!

Swiffer Giveaways on Facebook Today


Swiffer is holding their final 2 giveaways of Swiffer 360 Duster Starter Kits today - sorry I don't have a time for you yet.  Head over and "like" Swiffer on Facebook then watch their wall for a status update with the giveaway link.  You will need to be ready and act quickly to score one of these! 

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

80% Off Restaurant.com Certificates Ends Today

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 125 X 125

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 FLAG at checkout to get the discount.  The code is valid through the end of today 5/31/11.

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.

Great Deal on Hotel Pattee Stay


The Groupon deal for Hotel Pattee in Perry is back!  The current deal will give you a One-Night Stay, wine tasting for two, two hours of bowling, two hour bocce ball rental and $20 toward breakfast for two at David's Milwaukee Diner. There are three different room/price options available.  We stayed there once around Valentine's Day (using a coupon!) and enjoyed it.  We didn't get everything that comes with this deal and spent more money, so this is a good option if you are looking for a nice little getaway!  You must use your Groupon though by 12/4/11. 

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

Frugal Tuesday Tip - At the Movies


I got to go to a movie last night for the first time in months since I had bought the Fandango deal from Living Social and had to use it before it expired!  We don't go to a lot of movies in the theatre (almost never - unless I win passes) so it felt pretty good seeing one up on the big screen. Since we had the Fandango deal we had no problem going in the evening, but we normally would not pay the regular admission price for a movie.  Instead we take advantage of matinee prices (be sure to check with the theatre on what the matinee time frame is).  What I love about our Carmike Theatres in Des Moines is that they have Super Bargain prices for movies that start between 4-5:30 that are even cheaper than the matinee times. So my tip of the week is to check with your theatres to see when the cheapest time is to see a movie. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Free Sample of Fekkai Hair Products for Costco Members


Costco members can request a free sample of Fekkai Glossing Collection or Fekkai Techncian Color Care Collection.  You must enter your Costco ID to request this one.


Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Saving Cents with Sense!)

Pampers Gifts To Grow - New 10 Point Code & 100 Points for New Members


4XGHB4HPE7PB7NK is a code that will get you 10 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account.  This one expires June 4th.  If you aren't a member of the Pampers Gifts to Grow program yet now is a great time to join.  When you sign up you will receive 100 free points to get you started.

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.  Go HERE to join today!

You can also check out these posts to collect some more Pampers Gifts to Grow points!

(Thanks Coupon Pro!)

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Coupon Still Available


This Blue Bunny Ice Cream coupon is still available.  Be sure to print before the end of month in case it disappears!  Click HERE to print this and other coupons from Coupons.com.  You should be able to find this coupon under zip code 07015 in the foods category.  The coupon states redeemable at ShopRite, but is a manufacturer's coupon.

Free o.b. Sample Pack


You can request a free sample pack of o.b. tampons.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Freebie Finding Mom!)

Cosmo Subscribers - Pull this Coupon

If you subscribe to Cosmopolitan Magazine be sure to check your June issue on page 33.  There is a coupon for a free Ambrielle panty from JCPenney. (I got my subscription free from eRewards.com)

Save $1.00/1 Palermo's Pizza

Print this coupon to save $1.00 on one Palermo's Premium Pizza.

(Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!)

Free Rental from Blockbuster Express

You can get a free rental from Blockbuster Express with the code MEMORIALDAY.  Code is only valid today.  Find a kiosk location near you.

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog until 7pm CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the 7am blog post to grab a code worth 7 swagbucks until 7:00pm 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 - Bahamas Getaway


You can enter the Bahamas Getaway Giveaway from WomansDay.com for a chance to win a five-day, four-night stay for two at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.  You can enter once a day until June 15, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Free Sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


You can request a free sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo in either Clear Control or Mint Cleanse formula.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Because Cheaper is Better!)

Extra 30% Off Sale Items Today at Gap Online


Today only you can get an extra 30% off sale items at Gap.com.  Just enter GAPSAVE at checkout.  Everyday free shipping for any order of $50 or more.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Free MP3 Playlist Downloads


Head over to Spin.com/itunes-lolla to get a download code for a 20 song playlist from 20 years of Lollapalooza.  Code expires 7/31/11.

You can also visit iTunes on Facebook to download a couple of free samplers the 20 song Sub Pop Summer Sampler (exp. 6/30) and the 15 song Made in Brooklyn sampler (exp. 6/15).


Weekly Menu Plan May 29-June 4

It sounds like it's going to warm up here this week, so we are going to try to avoid using the oven this week as much as possible.
  • Grilled Chicken & Pasta Salad
  • Tim's Taco Salad
  • Grilled Brats & Saurkraut
  • Enchiladas (carry over from last week)
We usually leave a little room in the meal plan for leftovers once or twice during the 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?

Sweepstakes of the Day - Suave Smart Giveaway

Enter the Suave Smart Giveaway for a chance to instantly win $100 or $10 Dollar General Gift Cards.  There will be 100 instant winners every day.  You can enter once a day until June 25, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Welcome New Readers!

Thanks for stopping by Confessions of a Frugal Mind!  On this blog I like to share freebies, coupons and lots of other deals.  I love entering sweepstakes and share many ways you can win.  Every week I share my favorite grocery deals from Dahl's, Fareway and Hy-Vee.  I also enjoy doing product reviews and sharing giveaways with my readers.

For more ways to connect with this blog you can find me on Facebook, follow on Twitter or Subscribe to a daily blog update so the deals come straight to your inbox!

Thanks again for visiting!  I hope you will stop by again soon!

Giveaway Reminders - $25 Visa Gift Card & 5 Bags of Food Should Taste Good Chips

I have two giveaways running right now I would love for you to take a moment to enter:
You can enter to win a $25 Visa Gift Card from Daily Deals for Des Moines Moms - this giveaway ends Tuesday night!  Local deals are starting next week!

You can also enter to win 5 Bags of Food Should Taste Good All Natural Tortilla Chips - winner's choice of flavors.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sign Up for Qdoba Rewards


You can sign up for the Qdoba Rewards loyalty program to earn free entrées plus you'll get a coupon for free chips & salsa or a drink for signing up.  You'll also receive a special offer for your birthday.

Sources of Printable Coupons

Here are several different places you can find printable coupons...


 

      
 $1 off when you buy any one Slim-Fast® Shake Mix
$1.75 off when you buy any one NEW Bayer® Advanced Aspirin
$1.25 off when you buy any two Marie's® Dressing
$1.50 off any two Nature's Bounty® Vitamin or Supplement
$5 off when you buy any one Flexamin® Product
Save up to $4 when you buy $10 or more Duracell® Batteries
Save $10 off NET10 $50 Unlimited Card and ANY NET10 phone
Save up to $2.00 when you buy 3 FARMER JOHN® Rope Sausage
Save up to $4.00 when you buy Listerine® Whitening® Rinse
$1 off any two Dean's® Dip 12oz. or larger
Save up to $5.00 when you buy three Viva® 6-pack Towels
Save up to $4.00 when you buy 4 or more REACH® Toothbrushes
75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX Cookie Crisp® cereal
75¢ off when you buy ONE BOX MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal
75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX select Fiber One® cereals
$1 off when you buy Marie's® Creamy Yogurt Dressing
50¢ off TWO Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts
$1 off when you buy Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®
$1 off when you buy any Biz® Stain Fighter Product
$5 off any Philips Norelco Shaving Replacement Head
$3 off 1 Multi-pack AVENT BPA-Free Baby Bottles
$2.50 off 1 AVENT BPA-Free Toddler Cup Twin Pack
$1.50 off 1 AVENT BPA-Free Toddler Cup
$1 off when you buy any two bags of SENSEO® COFFEE PODS
$2 off when you buy any Osteo Bi-Flex® Supplement or Powder
$1 off when you buy any Ester-C® Item
55¢ off when you buy Chef's Requested Bacon Wrapped Filet
$1 off when you buy Chef's Requested Bacon Wrapped Filets
$1 off on any ONE Chef's Requested Extra Lean Beef Products
$1.50 off when you buy any TWO Chef's Requested products
$1 off any 10 pack Chef's Requested Chopped Beef Steaks
$1.50 off PediaSure®

Request a 7 Day Challenge Kit from Sunsilk


Head over and "like" Sunsilk Hair Experts on Facebook then visit the Sunsilk 7 Day Challenge Tab to submit your information and "take the challenge" to receive a 7 Day Challenge Kit.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Coupon Katarina!)

Sweepstakes of the Day - Hawaiian Vacation


You can enter to win a Hawaii vacation on Waikiki Beach courtesy of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa on Islands.com. Only one entry per household.  Entry period ends August 31, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Save $3 on any Eversave Deal Today

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Eversave is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a promo code.  You can save $3 on any Eversave deal they are offering sitewide this weekend.  Just be sure to enter promo code PARTY at checkout.  This code expires 5/31.

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.

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 21


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. 

Here's what I earned this past week: 

$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks ($120 for the year so far!)
$24.31 check from Ebates
$5.00 check from Synovate Opinion Panel
$10.00 Brinker (On the Border, Chilis) gift card from MySurvey.com
Total for the week:  $44.31

Total for 2011: $ 520.56


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

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 15
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 16
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 17
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 18
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 19
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 20

Friday, May 27, 2011

Free Avion Tequila Shirt Facebook Giveaway


Avion Tequila will be giving away free shirts once they reach 80,000 Facebook fans. If interested head over and "like" Avion Tequila on Facebook then keep an eye on their wall and fan count for when they reach 80,000 for details.  I've never heard of this brand, but I think these are good looking shirts!

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Free Sample of Quest Protein Bars


Looks like this one is available again...you can request 2 free protein bars from QuestBar

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Power Capes Deal is Back on Jasmere! $14 for $30 (or Less!)


Power Capes deal is back on Jasmere today.  I just think these are so cute for your little super-heroes.  You can get custom made kids' superhero capes, masks and more.  Today's Jasmere deal will get you a $30 voucher to use and right now the price is $14 (price could lower depending on how many people get this deal).  Voucher expires 10/1/11.  Power Capes charges $4.95 shipping for your first cape and $2 for each additional cape.  Accessories ship for free with the purchase of a cape.

Jasmere is 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. 

Free Sample of Huggie Flushable Wipes


You can request a free sample of Huggies Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes courtesy of Walmart.com.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Coupon Katarina!)

Sweepstakes of the Day - San Antonio Shopping & Entertainment

San Antonio: Explore. Shop. Dine. Relax.

You can enter for a chance to win a resort-shopping vacation in San Antonio from America's Premier Shopping Places.  I've only been there once, but I would love to go back especially for a trip filled with dining out and shopping!  Only one entry per person.  Entry period ends 6/30/11.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Free Bowling for Kids This Summer


If you are looking for some cheap family entertainment this summer, AMF Bowling Centers have just what you need.  Starting Monday, May 30th through Monday, September 5th select AMF Centers are offering two free games of bowling per day for kids 16 and under.  (Shoe Rental is not included)

To participate you must register your kids and select the participating center.  Free game coupons will be emailed starting May 29th for the following week.  The free bowling coupons can then be used until 8:00pm every day of the week.

If you would like to bowl with your kids you can consider the AMF Summer 17 Plus Pass. For a one-time payment of $27.95 you can get 2 games per day for 4 people = less than $7 day per person for 2 games every day all summer.

This should be nice way to keep busy plus stay cool this summer!  I can't bowl for anything, but I think this sounds like a lot of fun for when my kids are older.  Do you bowl?  At what age did you first take your kids bowling??

Disclosure:  I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions are 100% mine.

30% Off at Gap Stores with Clothing Donation


I like this GAP promotion!  Right now through Sunday, May 29th you can get 30% off your GAP purchases when you bring in clothes to donate to Goodwill.  If you're a GAP, Banana Republic or Old Navy card holder you can get 35% off.  So if any part of your long weekend includes cleaning out your closets, keep this offer in mind!

50% off Brandmeyer Popcorn at the Des Moines Farmers Market

I like today's DSM Daily deal for a couple of reasons.  We eat a lot of popcorn at our house and love flavored popcorn plus you can get this deal and use it at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market.  For $9 you can get $18 worth of Iowa grown popcorn - both popped and unpopped varieties.  You can also use it online, but shipping is not included in this deal.  Deal must be used by 9/1/11, so it needs to get used before the end of the farmer's market season.

If you are new to DSM Daily you can sign up HERE to start receiving daily deals.

$30 Worth of Baby Gear, Toys, Games, Clothes, and More at Totsy.com for $15 (or Less!)

Today on Plum District you can get $30 Worth of Baby Gear, Toys, Games, Shoes, Clothes, and More at Totsy.com for $15.  This means you are actually saving over 50% off since Totsy already offers access to brand-specific sales, up to 70% off retail for moms and kids, ages 0-7.  Voucher must be used by 7/27/11.

Plum District is a deal site that offers a new deal every day.  Des Moines is not a current deal location, but we can get in on national deals like this one.  You can sign up to start receiving deals HERE.  If you are new to Plum District and would like to get $5 to use toward this purchase send me an email to JulsB20@aol.com and I will send you a personal invitation to Plum District so that you can receive $5 in Plum Dollars to use toward your first deal if done in the next 7 days.  That means you could pick up today's deal for only $10!

50% Off 5 & Diner in Pleasant Hill

Today's Groupon deal for Des Moines will get you $16 to spend on burgers and food at 5 & Diner in Pleasant Hill for $8.  Deal is for dine-in only and there is a stipulation on this one that you must buy at least one food item when using your Groupon.  Deal must be used by Nov. 30, 2011.

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

Time for Mega Swagbucks & Plus 80 Swagbucks Bonus for New Members!


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!  Plus right now you can enter code MEMORIALDAY at sign up for an additional 50. 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.