Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Frugal Tuesday Tip ~ Week 47 ~ Link Up Your Frugal Tips!


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

Snapfish Photo Offer ~ Free Flipbook


You can get a free 4x6 photo flipbook right now on Snapfish when you use promo code HPFREEBK at checkout.  You will have to pay shipping which is about $1.99 plus tax.  I'm unsure how long this code will be valid for, but it can only be used once per account.

(Thanks Freebies4Mom!)

Pampers Gifts to Grow ~ New 5 Point Code


**This code expires tonight - be sure to enter into your account ASAP**
TWITXW13JPB2011  is a code that will get you 5 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account. 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!

The Wizard of Oz ~ 2 Disc Annivesary Edition $5.49

You can get the two-disc 70th Anniversary Edition of The Wizard of Oz for only $5.49 on Amazon right now.  Plus it ships free with super saver shipping on orders over $25.  Keep in mind prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.  This is a classic that I don't have yet on DVD.  I'm looking forward to watching it when we have family movie night!

Keep Track of All of Your Deal Vouchers with Couptivate


If you take advantage of a lot of the daily deals that are offered from sites like Groupon and Living Social you may be interested in signing up for a free Couptivate account.  With Couptivate you can securely store and organize your daily deal purchases from sites like Groupon and LivingSocial, as well as coupons. Couptivate brings every deal you buy and coupon you own to one, simple page, and sends you email reminders so deals and coupons will never expire or go unused. It's the perfect organizational tool for getting the most out of your daily deals and coupons. Head over to Couptivate to get started.

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Save 20% Off Rockport Shoes



Sign up to receive special offers from Rockport and you'll be able to take 20% off your next purchase.

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Play-Doh Party Pack ~ 15 cans for $4.98 on Amazon

Amazon has a great deal right now on this Play-Doh Party Pack. It includes 15 colorful cans of play-doh for only $4.98 and ships free with super saver shipping on orders of $25 or more.  This would make great stocking stuffers or classroom gifts.


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Hy-Vee Deals ~ December 13-19


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

AE Yogurt $0.50

Blue Bonnet Spread Sticks $0.77

Hy-Vee All Purpose Flour $0.99

Hy-Vee Evaporated Milk $0.88

Hy-Vee Cereal select varieties including Crispy Hexagons, Toasted Rice, Honey-Nut $1.77

Hy-Vee Cottage Bread $1.48

Hy-Vee Applesauce 24 oz. $0.97

Hy-Vee Fruit Snacks $1.00

Hy-Vee Salsa or Picante Sauce 16 oz. $1.50

Hunt's Pasta Sauce $1.00

Hy-Vee Popcorn 3 ct. $1.00

Cool-Whip Whipped Topping $0.69 (limit 2)

Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream $2.99

Pepsi Products 12 pack cans or 6 pack bottles 4 for $8 (with in-ad coupon)

Coke Products 12 pack cans or 6 pack bottles

2-Day Sale ~ Thursday & Friday ~ December 15 & 16

Hy-Vee Garden Salad or Cole Slaw $0.88

Hy-Vee Milk half gallon $0.99 (limit 2)

Hormel Always Tender Boneless Pork Loin $1.99 lb. (limit 2)

Bakery Fresh Donut Holes $0.12 each

Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza $0.69

What's on your Hy-Vee list this week?  See any deals I missed?

Fareway Deals ~ December 13-19


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.

Dole Head Lettuce $0.77

Kraft Shredded Cheese and Chunks 5-9.6 oz pkg $1.67

Carnation Evaporated Milk $0.99 (Save $0.50/2 Cans Carnation Evaporated Milk)

Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows $0.99

Island Sun Mandarin Oranges $0.50

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soup $0.60 (Save $1.00/5 Campbell's Condensed Soups; Save $0.25/4 Campbell's Great for Cooking Soups 11/6/11 SS Insert)

Swanson Broth $0.50 (Save $0.50/5 Swanson Broth 11/6/11 SS Insert)

Post Cereals select varieties $2.00

Post Pebbles Treats $2.00 (Save $1.00/2 Pebbles Treats)

Rotella's Italian Sandwich Bread $1.39

Fareway Cottage Bread $1.19

Nabisco Ritz or Snack Crackers $1.99 (Save $1.00/2 Nabisco Snack Crackers 11/13/11 SS Insert; Save $1.00 off any two Nabisco Crackers; Buy two Nabisco Crackers and Get One FREE)

Oscar Meyer Bacon $2.50

Bird's Eye Frozen Vegetables $0.99

DiGiorno Pizza $5.00 (Save $2.00 off any two DiGiorno Pizzas)

Pepsi Products 12-packs 4 for $10 (with in-ad coupon)

Coke Products 12-packs 4 for $10 (with in-ad coupon)


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

Dahl's Deals ~ December 13-24 ~ Free Tone's Spices!

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

Limes $0.50 each

Best Choice Cream Cheese $0.99

Tone's Mini Spices $0.50 (Save $1.00/2 Tone's Seasonings 12/4/11 SS Insert)

Best Choice Flour $0.99

Kraft Jet Puff Marshmallows $0.99

Nestle Hot Cocoa $0.99

Best Choice Canned Vegetables $0.33

Swanson Broth $0.50 (Save $0.50/5 Swanson Broth 11/6/11 SS Insert)

Nabisco Snack Crackers $2.00 (Save $1.00/2 Nabisco Snack Crackers 11/13/11 SS Insert; Save $1.00 off any two Nabisco Crackers; Buy two Nabisco Crackers and Get One FREE)

Bird's Eye Frozen Vegetables $0.99

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Pail $4.69

Buy 3 12 packs of 7-Up @ 3 for $9 and Save $3 instantly = $2 each when you buy 3

7-Up Products 2 liters $0.88

Corona 12 pack Bottles $11.99

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

$25 iTunes Gift Card for $17.50


First time Saveology buyers can take advantage of this deal from the daily deal site.  You can get a $25 iTunes gift card for only $17.50

Limit 1 per household • Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery once your voucher has been redeemed • Vouchers must be redeemed within 60 days from purchase date • Redemption instructions will be on voucher • Actual gift card does not expire •

Swag Bucks Codes on the Blog until 4pm CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the 11am blog post to pick two codes worth 3 swagbucks each until 4:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can sign up now.  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!  All these swagbucks add up!

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Save $2.00/2 Digiono Pizzas


Print to Save $2.00 off any two DiGiorno Pizzas.

Working Mother Magazine Subscription $3.50/yr


You can get a 1-year subscription to Working Mother magazine from DiscountMags for $3.50 today when you use coupon code 3321 at checkout.

Shutterfly ~ Save 40% on Cards, Photo Books & Calendars


You can save 40% on Shutterfly cards, calendars and photo books when you use promo code WRAP40 at checkout.  This offer ends tomorrow, December 14th.

If you're new to Shutterfly you can get 50 free prints when you sign up for Shutterfly.com.

Download Gooseberry Patch Christmas Free for Kindle

You can download the Kindle Edition of the Gooseberry Patch Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook for free right now on Amazon.  Digital list price of this $13.99, so be sure to download while it's available for free.

This Week's Best Diaper Deals

Here are this week's best diaper deals thanks to The Thrifty Couple

Walgreens:
Walgreens has the Huggies Jumbo Packs on sale for $11.99 each or 2 for $19 - plus receive a $4 register reward to use on your next purchase of Huggies Diapers.

Scenario for Huggies Jumbo Packs:
  • Buy 2 Jumbo packs of Huggies diapers for $19 total
  • Then use two $1.50/1 or the $2.00/1 Huggies diapers coupon from the 11/20 Smart Source Insert or the $2.00/1 for the Snug and Dry from the 11/06 Walmart Insert - $4 = $15
  • Then receive a $4 register reward to use on your next purchase of Huggies diapers, so when considering this discount =  final is $11 for both or $5.50 each
Scenario for Huggies Pull-Ups jumbo Packs:
  • Buy 2 jumbo packs of Huggies Pull-ups for $19
  • Then use two $2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups printable coupon or from the 11/06 Walmart Insert = $15
  • Then receive a $4 register reward to use on your next purchase of Huggies diapers, so when considering this discount =  final is $11 for both or $5.50 each
Rite Aid:Rite Aid is running a special promotion on all Tugaboos for buy one get one 50% off. We are going to show to a scenario with the mega packs as there is also a $2 Single Check Rebate.
Scenario:
  • Buy two Mega Pack of Tugaboos diapers or training pants for $13.99 = $27.98
  • Then receive 50% off one pack - $6.99 = $20.99 (this is what you will pay out of pocket)
  • Then submit for the $2.00 Single Check Rebate =
  • Then receive a $5 +Up reward for buying $20 worth of tugaboos = final is $13.99 for two Mega Packs (equivalent to $4.66 each jumbo pack)
Also, Rite Aid is running a special promotion where if you buy $50 of specially marked/qualified products throughout the store, you will receive a $10 +UP reward.  In terms of diapering products, the only qualified prodcuts are the Tugaboos Mega Packs (according to the ad).  

CVS:
Pampers Jumbo Packs on sale for $9.49.  Plus receive a $1 Extra Care Buck (CVS cash) with your purchase - this would make them $8.49 each without any manufacturer's coupons needed. 

Here are the scenarios with coupons! 

Scenario:

  •  Buy 2 Pampers Jumbo packs for $9.49 = $18.98
  • Then use the $1.00/2 from the 11/27 PG Insert  = $17.98 (this is what you will pay out of pocket)
  • Then receive a $1.00 ECB =  final is as low as $16.98 for two or $8.49 each
Scenario with Wipes:
  •  Buy 1 Pampers Jumbo packs for $9.49
  • Buy 1 Pampers wipes tub for $2.99ish = $12.48
  • Then use $2.00 off both Pampers diapers and Wipes from the 11/27 PG Insert  = $10.48 (this is what you will pay out of pocket)
  • Then receive a $1 ECB =  final is as low as $9.48 for both, essentially $6.49 for the diapers plus the cost of the wipes.
Target:Scenario for Huggies Big Packs:
  • Buy 1 packs of Huggies diapers for $19.79 each
  • Then use the $1.50/1 or the $2.00/1 Huggies diapers coupon from the 11/20 Smart Source Insert or the $2.00/1 for the Snug and Dry from the 11/06 Walmart Insert = $17.79
  • Stack with $2.00/1 Target printable Huggies coupon =final is $15.79 (equivalent to $7.90 each jumbo pack)
Scenario for Huggies Slip-Ons Big Pack:
Scenario for Huggies Pull-Ups Big Packs:
  • Buy 3 big packs of Huggies Pull-Ups for $19.79 each
  • Then use the $2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups printable coupon or from the 11/06 or 11/27 Walmart Insert = final is $17.79 (equivalent to $8.90 each jumbo pack)
Finally, Target Up & Up Club box diapers are all $20.99 (equivalent to $5.25 per jumbo pack) for the following sizes:
Walmart:
Scenario for Huggies Giant Packs:
  • Buy 1 giant packs of Huggies diapers for $37.94
  • Then use the $5.00 off Huggies priced at $35 or more from the 11/27 Walmart Insert or the $1.50/1 11/20 Smart Source Insert  or the $2.00/1 from the 11/6 = final is as low as $32.94 (equivalent to $7.18 each jumbo pack)
*Watch for specially marked packages that include a FREE $10 Photo Coupon Book and a FREE 5x7 Photo Book from the Walmart photo center included with purchase. A $20 value!
Also, these deals are online as well.
Amazon: (and the $3 Huggies coupon is still there this week - so it is the best overall again!)
Huggies Snug and Dry Super Club Packs on sale for $15.10 -$23.80 (depending on size as low as .11 each diaper) after Amazon Mom’s subscribe and save (normally $41.69). You will also want to clip the $3 off ecoupon to see the final prices we are showing!
Here’s a breakdown of the sizes and prices to find it easy (Please note: you will need to select your size and the correct package size that we have listed to see the prices we are showing!). Each of these deals is with the 20% Subscribe and Save discount found in the top right.  You will need to be an Amazon Mom’s member to get these prices (it’s FREE):
Huggies Little Movers $16.31 – $26.59 (depending on size) after Amazon Mom’s subscribe and save (normally $38.99).
Here’s a breakdown of the sizes and prices to find it easy (Please note: you will need to select your size and the correct package size that we have listed to see the prices we are showing!). Each of these deals is with the 20% Subscribe and Save discount found in the top right.  You will need to be an Amazon Mom’s member to get these prices (it’s FREE). You will also want to clip the $3 off ecoupon to see the final prices we are showing!
Pampers Baby Dry Super Club Packs sale for $36.75 (depending on size as low as .11 each diaper) after Amazon Mom’s Subscribe and save additional 20% discount (normally $52.66) plus the $1.00 off coupon that you can clip that looks like this:
Here’s a breakdown of the sizes and prices to find it easy (Please note: you will need to select your size and the correct package size that we have listed to see the prices we are showing!). Each of these deals is with the 20% Subscribe and Save discount found in the top right as well as the $2.00 off ecoupon!   You will need to be an Amazon Mom’s member to get these prices (it’s FREE)
Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes, Refill, 184-Count Pack (Pack of 3) for 552 total count wipes sale for $16.95 ($5.65 each) after Amazon Mom’s subscribe and save additional 20% discount (normally $26.97) = as low as .02 each wipe (.023 exactly)

Sweepstakes of the Day ~ Kohl's Magic of London


You can enter the The Magic of London Sweepstakes from Kohl's for a chance to win a family trip to London.  Two families will win either a Silverstone Raceway or Kensington Palace experience.  You can enter once a day through December 24, 2011.  Good luck and be sure to let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Free Sample of Progresso Soup for Pillsbury Members

10,000 FREE SAMPLES for members every month! YOUR MEMBERSHIP JUST GOT BETTER! Be the first to try THIS MONTH'S FREE* SAMPLE! GET YOUR FREE SAMPLE Hurry! Limited Quantities

If you're a member of the Pillsbury email club hurry to request your free sample of Progresso Rich & Hearty Cream Roasted Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Crayola Gift Coupons

There are a couple of new coupons on the Crayola Facebook page you can print. 

Free Sibu Beauty Product Samples


You can enter the Sibu Beauty "Berry-Beautiful Sweepstakes" for a chance to win a year's supply of Sibu Beauty products.  By entering and confirming you'll also receive a free sample of Sibu beauty.

Snapfish ~ 40% Off Site-Wide

Through Wednesday, December 15th you can take 40% off site-wide at Snapfish when you use promo code HOLLY40 at checkout. 

Product Review ~ ecoStore USA Baby Body Wash & Wool Wash


About ecoStore USA:  ecoStore was founded in New Zealand over 20 years ago.  The idea was to create a variety of plant and mineral based cleaning products without dangerous and toxic chemicals.  The company has grown very popular from people discovering how well the products worked.  ecoStore is now an international brand and the No Nasty Chemicals movement has reached the US. ecoStore's goal is to have products that are not only planet friendly, but also health friendly to the product's users.


ecoStore Products:  All of their product packaging displays the No Nasty Chemicals message.  Their products are 100% plant based and each product ingredients is fully listed on the product label.  Their product lines include:  Household, Bath & Body, Haircare, Baby and Pet.  Within each product line you'll find many products to meet your needs.

My Review:  I was able to select two products from ecoStore USA.  It was hard to select because of the wide variety of the products, but then I chose based solely on what I was in need of at the time ~ Baby Body Wash & Wool Wash. 
We still use baby body wash on my toddler daughter, so this was a great product for us to try.  It is a milder product than regular soap.  This is also an aramatherapy product with hints of lavender and geranium.  The first time we used it on my daughter she said "this smells good" and she was right.  It is great smelling and worked well on her skin.  There was no irritation and no abnormal dryness.  Plus she smelled great and I could feel good about using a product that free of chemicals, dyes and artificial perfumes.

The second product I tried was the Wool Wash.  I was in need of something for my delicates.  In fact, my bathing suit has been sitting in the bathroom and was on my to-do list.  (I know bathing suit season is long gone here in Iowa - don't judge me).   I like to hand wash my bathing suit and other delicates in the sink.  I like that the Wool Wash is a super concentrated product.  You only need a little bit for a sink full. The 17 fl. oz. bottle was last me a very long time.   I also like to see suds when I'm washing and there were plenty of them.  There was a scent to the wool wash, but it was light and not unpleasant.  I read a tip on the site that wool wash works great for cleaning kids' soft toys.  I hadn't thought about using it for that purpose, but now I will be trying it out.

I also liked that the packaging the products arrived in as well as the product packaging is all recyclable.  I may not be "green" in every aspect of my life, but recycling is one thing I have always felt very strongly about.

If you're looking for products you can feel good about using around your house and on yourself and family or if you just want to learn more about the No Nasty Chemicals Movement visit ecoStore USA .  You can also check out ecoStoreUSA on Facebook and follow ecoStoreUSA on Twitter.

Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. No compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% mine.  View my disclosure policy.

New Coupons to Save on French's Products



Eversave Offers for Tuesday 12/13

If you're new to Eversave you can sign up and receive a $2 new member credit.  Be sure to "share the save" after your purchase to receive another $2 in save rewards to use toward a future purchase.




Today's Save: Gifts For You Now

Today's Save:$39 for $80 worth of custom photo canvases from Gifts for You Now, plus free shipping!





Bonus Save: Klutz

Today's Save:$14 for $30 worth of activity books, projects and games from Klutz





Bonus Save: Wine.com

Cheers:$35 for $70 worth of premium wine and gifts at Wine.com





Bonus Save: ezprints

Today's Save:$10 for a custom photo calendar from ezprints, plus free shipping!





Bonus Save: Vice Couture

A sound gift:$74 for a set of BeatTubes+ portable Bluetooth speakers, plus free shipping!





Bonus Save: Terralina

Today's Save:$20 for $75 worth of natural skincare products from Terralina





Bonus Save: BenchPrep.com

Today's Save:$48 for $200 worth of interactive online test preparation courses from BenchPrep.com





Bonus Save: Turbo-Brite Teeth Whitening Systems

Today's Save:$34 for an Elite Whitening Package from TurboBrite.com ($129.99 value), plus free shipping!





Bonus Save: Fit In Clouds

Today's Save:$10 for $20 worth of foldable flats from FitinClouds.com





Bonus Save: Plow and Hearth

Today's Save:$54 for a 12 Days of Christmas pewter ornament set from Plow & Hearth





Bonus Save: Twin Sisters Productions

Limited quantity:$18 for a Christmas gift package from Twin Sisters Productions, plus free shipping!





Bonus Save: Luxe Bamboo

Today's Save:$16 for 20 bamboo GO! Towels, shipping included!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Save $10.00 on Fisher Price Little Mommy Doll


Print this new high-value coupon to Save $10.00 off one Fisher Price Little Mommy My Very Real Baby Doll!

Save $1.00/2 Quaker Chewy Bars


Head over and "like" Quaker Chewy Granola Bars on Facebook to be able to print a coupon to Save $1.00 on any two boxes of Quaker Chewy Granola or Quaker Chewy Smashbar Bars.  Limited quantities of the coupon are available.

Download 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Free Cookbook

Mr Food - 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

You can download a free copy of Mr. Food's 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Cookbook.

Vtech Tote & Go Laptop $13.49 on Amazon

This Vtech Tote & Go Laptop is only $13.49 right now on Amazon and ships free with super saver shipping.  The normal price on this is $29.99 although I have seen them marked down to about $15.  My daughter has the pink one and plays with it all the time.

Serve.com ~ Get $10 Free


Pampers Gifts to Grow ~ New 5 Point Code


TWIT12AXPWL2011 is a code that will get you 5 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account. 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!