Friday, July 15, 2011

Menards Crazy Days Sale 7/15-7/17


Menards deals are brought to you courtesy of my husband. There are several items you can get for FREE right now after mail-in rebate.  Keep in mind your rebate will be in the form of Menards credit, so if you shop there it's a good deal. 

7-Up, RC and A&W products 6 pack 1/2 liter bottles $1 each after $1.75 mail-in rebate

No Buzz Insect Repellant Wristband or Spray FREE after $3.00 mail-in rebate

2 pack Insulated Screwdrivers FREE after $6.00 mail-in rebate

Men's Leather Belts FREE after $8.00 mail-in rebate

Ladie's Tank Tops FREE after $3.00 mail-in rebate

Swag Bucks Code on Facebook until 2:30pm CST


Head over to Swag Bucks facebook page to find out how to get a code worth 6 until 2:30pm 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! 

Save $1.00/1 Skittles, Starburst or Life Savers Gummies


This coupon is back on Coupons.com. You can save $1.00 off one Skittles, Starburst or Life Savers Gummies candy 13-16.8 oz. bags.  I was able to find this under zip 50325.

Free Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Kindle Edition

Head over to Amazon where you can download a free Unoffical Harry Potter Cookbook - 10 Summertime Treats for your Kindle. 

Sweepstakes of the Day - Win a Chevy Equinox


You can enter The View's Win a Chevy Equinox Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox.  You can enter once a day through July 22, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Coupons in Sunday's Paper


You can head over to Sunday Coupon Preview to find out what coupons will be in this Sunday's paper.  There will be 1 insert this weekend - a Smart Source.  We usually determine where we fill up with gas based on the coupon inserts.  If I want an extra paper we head to Kum and Go.  If not, we take advantage of the gas discount at Hy-Vee.  Where do you get your Sunday paper?

Save $1.00/3 Capri Sun Products


You can print a coupon to Save $1.00 off any three Capri Sun Products.  I just took our last box to T-ball last night, so we need to stock up again!

(Thanks Passion for Savings!)

Save $1.00/1 Elmer's X-Treme School Glue Stick


You can print a new coupon to Save $1.00 on one Elmer's X-Treme School glue stick.  This is my first year of buying school supplies and I could not believe how much glue kindergarteners use!  You can find this under zip 30303.

Nine West Shoes up to 75% Off at 6pm.com


Nine West are on sale at 6pm.com today for up to 75% off.  Shipping at 6pm.com is a flat rate of $6.95 regardless of the order size. 

High Value Oscar Meyer Coupon

Head over to Oscar Meyer on Facebook and click on the Hot Dogs Taste-a-Monials tab then let them know how you like the taste of Oscar Meyer hot dogs.  You'll then be able to fill out a form to reserve your coupon that will be released after August 15th.  Coupon value is already at $2.00 off and will continue to increase as others submit their comments.

(Thanks One Momma Saving Money!)

$2 for 5 Blockbuster Express One-Night Movie Rentals



**This deal is back ~ Today you can find it under New Orleans, LA**

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 New Orleans for your Featured Deal Location.  Find a kiosk location near you

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

Free Classic Burger from Ruby Tuesday

You can request a coupon for a free classic burger from Ruby Tuesday.  You will need to "like" Ruby Tuesday on Facebook, allow the application then select your location.  Your coupon will then be emailed to you.  This offer is available for the first 100,000 only.

(Thanks Hip2Save and Moms Coupon Affair!)

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 (sometimes higher!) once or twice a day.  You can then redeem these swagbucks for rewards like Amazon and Starbucks gift cards.   **I just won 16 for searching this morning!**

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, July 14, 2011

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog until 8pm CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the 5pm blog post to get an easy code worth 6 swagbucks until 8:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can sign up to start earning swagbucks to redeem for things like Amazon gift cards.  You'll get 30 swagbucks just for signing up!   This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!  Did you hear the good news that you can now have more than one Swag Bucks account per household??  I referred my hubby yesterday and will now earn referral swagbucks up to the first 1000 he earns searching!

$0.99 Standard Shipping on Groceries from Amazon


Do you buy any grocery items on Amazon?  For a limited time they are offering $0.99 standard shipping on grocery orders.  This includes diapers!  You can often score nice deals on things like cereal and snacks.  

Here is some additional info from Amazon:
  • Standard Shipping delivers in 3-5 days
  • Add as many qualified grocery items to your cart as you want for the same flat $.99 shipping charge.
  • To take advantage this shipping offer just add products to cart and check out as normal. The $.99 shipping cost will be noted in the final checkout page.
  • Note that shipping charges default to the highest applicable per-shipment charge.
  • Check out selection from some of our great brands below or shop the full selection.
Let me know if you find any great grocery deals on Amazon!

Free Sample of Nivea Body Wash

You can request a free sample of Nivea Touch of Cashmere Body Wash plus receive a coupon.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Free Groceries for a Year


Enter the No Ordinary Burger Contest sponsored by Johnsonville and the National Pork Board for your chance to win free groceries for a year.  To enter visit Johnsonville to submit your burger recipe using new Johnsonville Brat and Italian Sausage Patties.  Two grand prize winners will each win a year’s worth of groceries from Walmart and have their recipes featured on Johnsonville Brat and Italian Sausage Patty boxes.  You can submit your recipes and vote for your favorites now through September 6, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

To learn more check out the Contest Rules, visit Johnsonville on Facebook or the Pork Be Inspired site.

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Disclosure:  For sharing this campaign I am eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions stated in the post are my own.

3 Free Greeting Cards from Snapfish


You can try 3 greeting cards for free from Snapfish right now through July 31st.  Choose from single greeting cards priced up to $2.99 each then be sure to use promo code TRY3CARDS at checkout.  Shipping & handling fees will apply.

Des Moines Double Dollar Deal - Quinton's Deli


The Double Dollar Deal today on ABC5 is Quinton's Bar & Deli in the East Village.  You can get $25 worth of gift certificates for only $12.50.  The certificate must be used in full, but doesn't expire until 7/31/12!  I've never been there, but I've read about their Creamy Potato Bacon soup in a bread bowl and it sounds really yummy! You can buy certificates starting at noon today.  There are still certificates available for other restaurants including Sam & Louie's Pizza and Incredible Pizza Company.  You do pay a shipping & handling fee of about $2.75.

30 Meals in One Day Review & Giveaway

Product:  Dinner is Ready Cookbook & 30 Meals in One Day Software Program

Description:  If you struggle with answering the question of what's for dinner tonight I have a solution for you!  I was given the opportunity to try out the 30 Meals in One Day  program.  It consists of the Dinner is Ready book that guides you along the way of freezer cooking plus has over 150 dinner recipes.  It will be a while before we try them all!  The program also includes the 30 Meals in One Day Software Program which helps you generate a shopping list from the meals you've picked out.

Price:  Dinner is Ready Book and software combo retail value is $40 and you can order online at 30 Meals in One Day for $32.

My Review:  My family does pretty well at menu planning, but we typically don't plan further ahead than a week and things still come up where we have to divert from our plan.  That's where 30 Meals in One Day steps in and with one day of work we can prepared when plans suddenly change.  The Dinner is Ready book has instructions that are easy to follow.  It truly guides you along the way.  I also love that gives you additional options if you can't dedicate an entire day to cooking meals you can still utilize the program.  I like that you can add your own favorite receipes to the software program.  We do have favorite meals that we like to eat regularly.  There is also a good deal of variety in the Dinner is Ready book - you'll find recipes for beef, chicken, cheese, tuna and more using multiple methods of prep from your slow cooker to your oven.  The recipes are simple to follow, but still have plenty of flavor!

Ready to Try It:  Visit 30 Meals in One Day.  If you order the Dinner is Ready Book and Software combo then win this giveaway - your order will be refunded or you'll be sent an additional set.
The Giveaway!  Thanks to 30 Meals in One Day one lucky Confessions of a Frugal Mind reader will win the Dinner is Ready book and software combo.

You can enter one time or multiple times (up to 6 entries) - just be sure to enter a separate comment for each of the entry methods. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Mandatory Entry:  Visit 30 Meals in One Day then leave a comment letting me know which product you would like to try.

Bonus Entries:
(1)  Subscribe to Confessions of a Frugal Mind by email.  You must confirm your subscription.  Leave me a comment and let me know that you subscribe.  If you already subscribe leave a comment letting me know.

(2)  "Like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook then leave a comment letting me know you have liked the page.


(3)  Follow me on Twitter @JulsB20.  Then leave me a comment with your Twitter handle. 

(4)  Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect then leave a comment letting me know.

(5)  Follow this blog on Networked Blogs then leave a comment letting me know you do.


This giveaway will end Thursday, July 28th at 11:59 pm CST.  Must be US Resident.  Winner will be chosen using random.org. 


Disclosure:  I was provided with both the book and software for purpose of review.  No further compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Free Garnier Samples from Walmart.com


You can request free samples of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and
Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel courtesy of Walmart.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Bargain Briana!)

Swag Bucks Code on the Widget until 10am CST


Good morning!  Check my Widget on the right hand side of this page for a code worth 5 good until 10:00am CST.  Just copy & paste to enter the code

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can sign up to start earning swagbucks to redeem for things like Amazon gift cards.  You'll get 30 swagbucks just for signing up!   This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!  Did you hear the good news that you can now have more than one Swag Bucks account per household??  I referred my hubby yesterday and will now earn referral swagbucks up to the first 1000 he earns searching!

Save $0.70/1 Kellogg's FiberPlus Caramel Pecan Crunch


Have you signed up yet to receive special offers and coupons from Kellogg's?  Right now you can save over $8 with printable coupons.  The $2 off 3 packages of Pop Tarts coupon is still available! 

I also just received an email this morning from Kellogg's to Save $0.70 on one package of New Kellogg's FiberPlus Caramel Pecan Crunch Antioxidants Cereal.

All You Magazine Subscription for $10 (or Less!)


**Update - use promo code SHARE to get $3 off your purchase making it only $5 if you have your $2 new member credit!**

Choose a subscription to one of over 30 magazines today including All You for only $10 from Eversave.  Valid for new subscribers and US orders only.  Promotional value expires 7/14/16.  If you are new to Eversave you'll receive a $2 new member credit that you can use toward this deal making it only $8!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BOGO Coupon for Athenos Feta on Twitter


If you have a Twitter account you will be able to print a coupon from Athenos to Buy One Athenos Feta Cheese, Get One Free.  You will need to sign into your Twitter account and follow Athenos then you will be able to print your coupon.

While you are on Twitter please follow Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

(Thanks Addicted to Saving!)

Pampers Gifts to Grow - 100 Points for New Members


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.  Head over and join Pampers Gifts to Grow to get your 100 free bonus points!

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

Free $10 Credit to Rue La La


You can get a free $10 credit added to your Rue La La account just by taking a quick survey.  It really only takes a few minutes.  Be sure to input your email address you used when signing up for Rue La La to ensure the credit gets added to your account in a few days.

(Thanks MojoSavings!)

Free o.b. Trial Pack


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

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Disney Parks Vacation


Enter the Disney Parks Let the Memories Begin Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Walt Disney World or Disneyland Vacation.  I would love to win this trip!  You can enter once a day through January 30, 2012.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Free Sample of Splenda Essentials Sweetner


You can still request a free sample of Splenda Essentials No Calorie Sweetner Products.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Bandolino Shoes for $19.95 or Less on 6pm.com


Today only you can get select styles of Bandolino shoes for $19.95 or less on 6pm.com.  They have tons of cute strappy sandals available at that price.


Shipping at 6pm.com is a flat rate of $6.95 regardless of the order size. 

BOGO Coupon for Skinny Cow Candy


You can grab a coupon to buy one Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters or Heavenly Crisp candy get one free.  You'll need to allow the Facebook application plus share the offer with one friend to be able to print the coupon.  Coupon expires in September giving us a little time to find a deal on these!

(Thanks Hip2Save!)

80% 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 promo code SUN at checkout to get the discount.  The code is valid through the end of today 7/13/11.

Some Des Moines area resturants you'll find on there include Gino's, Felix & Oscars, Baby Boomers, Tally's and more.  Be sure to read the stipulations for each deal as they might be a little different.

$5 Credit on Your Next Deal Pulp Purchase

To celebrate the redesign of their site Deal Pulp is offering a free $5 credit to both new and current Deal Pulp customers.  The $5 off coupon will be applied to your next purchase when you enter promo code MOREPULP at checkout.  Deal Pulp offers both promo codes that can be used toward a later discounted purchase from an online site and discounted items that can be immediately shipped to you.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Frugal Tuesday Tip ~ Week 25 ~ Link Up Your Frugal Tips!


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 with the linky tool.  Your post will appear on all of our blogs!  Be sure to link directly to your blog post and not the main page of your blog.  Your post may be deleted if you do not link directly to the page you want to share.   Everyone can follow the submitted links and find new ways to embrace the frugal life. Not a blogger? Just leave your frugal tip in the comment section.

Please use our Frugal Tuesday Tip button on your post to link it back. 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! 
Confessions of a Frugal Mind

Hy-Vee Deals July 12-18


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.  For a full list with match-ups please visit Sara at Learning the Frugal Life.

Peaches $0.88 lb.

Dole Classic Iceberg or Cole Slaw $0.99

Hy-Vee Yogurt $0.30

Blue Bonnet Spread $0.99

Post Fruity Pebbles and Honey Comb Cereal $1.68

Hy-Vee Fruit Snacks $1.00

Hy-Vee Applesauce $0.79

Hy-Vee Tomatoes $0.50

Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables $0.98

Kemp's Ice Cream $3.29 ($1/2 Kemps Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt 6/26/11 SS Insert)

Breyer's Ice Cream $3.98 (Save $1.00 with in-ad coupon plus Save $0.75 off 1 Breyers Blasts ice cream)

Hy-Vee Health Market One Daily Vitamins 50% off


Two Day Sale Friday-Saturday, July 15 &16

Dole Iceburg Lettuce $0.69

Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.50 (Save $1.00/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese w/ Touch of Philadelphia)

Palermo's Classics Pizza $1.67

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

Fareway Deals July 12-18


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 and visit Sara at Learning the Frugal Life for a full list with match-ups.

Dole Greener Selection, Classic Romain or Baby Spinach $0.99 (Price match at Hy-Vee and use Save $0.75 on any one Dole Blend)

Dole Celery $0.88

AE Yogurt $0.50

Shullsburg Family Pack String Cheese $4.99

Fareway Italian Sausage $2.39 lb. (with in-ad coupon)

Merico Cinnamon Rolls $1.69

Fareway Shredded Cheese 4 for $4 (with in-ad coupon)

Island Sun Mandarin Oranges 2 for $1

Knorr Pasta and Rice Sides $1

GM Honey Nut Cheerios $2.50 ($0.50 off Honey Nut Cheerios cereal)

Breyer's Ice Cream $3.48 (Save $0.75 off 1 Breyers Blasts ice cream)

Dr. Pepper, Sunkist and 7-Up 2 liter bottles $0.99

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

Dahl's Deals July 12-17


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

Jumbo Red Onions $0.79 lb.

Farmland Jumbo Franks $0.99 (Save $0.55 on any Farmland product)

Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce $0.99

Blue Bunny Original Ice Cream Squares $2.50

Santitas Tortilla Chips $1.69

7-Up Products 2 Liter Bottles $0.99

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

Save $1.00/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese w/ Touch of Philly


Head over and "like" Philadelphia Cream Cheese on Facebook to be able to print a coupon to Save $1.00 on any 2 packages of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia.  Kraft cheese is on sale 2/$3 at Hy-Vee Friday & Saturday (15 & 16) this week to grab 2 for $1 each with coupon.

Save $2.00/3 Packages of Pop Tarts


There is a great coupon available to print from Kellogg's right now.  Just sign up or login to Save $2.00 on any 3 packages of Pop Tarts.

Coupon for FREE Fresh Express Salad from Vocalpoint

Hurry and head over to Vocalpoint and login or sign up to request your coupon to try Fresh Express Salad Mix for FREE.

Swag Bucks Code in the Swag Store


My Swag Bucks widget told me to search for Tuesday in the Swag Store where I found a code worth 4 swagbucks.  Sorry I'm not sure how long the code will be active for.

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!

Sweepstakes of the Day - VIP Trip to Los Angeles


Enter the Go-Go's Getaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a VIP trip to Los Angeles for you and 10 of your friends from World Market including tickets to a Go-Go's concert and meet & greet plus a $2000 World Market gift card.  I am a child of the 80's, so I think this sounds like a lot of fun!  You can enter once a day through July 23rd, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

10 Cent Prints at Walgreens This Week


You can get 4x6 prints for 10 cents each from Walgreens this week when you order at least 50.  Enter promo code PRINTFUN at checkout and be sure to ship to store to avoid shipping charges.