What Addi Wore~January 2013

Janellj's January 2013 album on Photobucket


Friday, July 30, 2010

Freebie Friday!

I am in a hurry this morning because Drew has me up and ready to go out the door to check out a yard sale down the street that he noticed (I think he noticed that it was full of toys). So without further ado.........

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $85 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~Museum Day is back again this year and we will see free entrance to a variety of museums nationwide on September 25th.
You can register now for a location near you and get entrance for 2 people totally free. It is important you keep your ticket as you need to present that to get in.

~Just a reminder that CVS is offering a free 10 page photo book this week. It is $7.99 and you get $7.99 in ECB back. Plus many people seem to be getting $3 off coupons in store for photo books- which turns this into a moneymaker!
You might want to double check your local ad just to be sure it is available in your area.

~And as usual we have a new Coach Factory Stores coupon available for 20% off everything through August 8th.
Find a Coach location near you here.

~This weekend you can use a 15% off coupon in Macy’s stores for select clearance items.
They have quite a few things on clearance online as well- you can also get free shipping on a $50 purchase of juniors clothing with code JRSTYLE.

~There are two new coupons for Huggies products:
Get $4/2 Huggies Little Movers or Snugglers
and Get $2.50/3 Huggies Wipes
Target had the wipes priced at $1.97 several weeks ago and I am really hoping they bring that sale back.

~Just a reminder- I posted about the toy clearance at Target a few weeks ago. Many stores should hopefully have marked things down to 75% off yesterday. This is a great time to think ahead to holiday gifts or just plan for any birthday parties you might have coming up.
Not all stores follow the same clearance schedule- so you can always just call your store and ask what the toy clearance is currently at. If it is at 75% off than you might want to head over quickly as the better items tend to sell out very quickly.

~The offer for a free box of Better Oats oatmeal is back- you can request a coupon here.~You can still get $10 concert tickets to various shows nationwide from Live Nation. These seem to change frequently so you might want to bookmark this page.

~There are two new coupons available for Yoplait Gogurt- these are great coupons especially since the value of Yoplait coupons have been getting lower and lower lately.
So head on over here to get an .85/1 Gogurt coupon
and then head over here to get a $1/1 coupon
These are typically on sale for about $2 so you should be able to get a very good deal!

~You can still get a $25 certificate to Restaurant.com for just $2 by entering code PLATE at checkout.
As always, you want to be sure to read the fine print of the restaurant you choose to be sure there are no restrictions.
Head over to Restaurant.com to have a look at the places available in your city!

~There are a number of coupons available for Lowe’s Stores for items like Brita and Bissell Cleaners.

~Just a reminder that the 10% off coupon is still available for Home Depot stores. I do not know how much longer this will last and many Lowe’s stores will accept competitor’s coupons- so you should be able to use it at either store!
Make sure to call ahead and double check if you aren’t familiar with your store. I have used these repeatedly at my store will no problems.

~Well this makes me want to run to Target right this minute.
Wonka Chocolate Bars are priced at $1.97 this weekUse the $1/1 any Wonka chocolate Target couponplus the $1/1 Wonka Chocolate bar printableand get them free!

~There is a printable coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase at Buca di Beppo. I am hoping this includes carry out because their portions are HUGE! I think this could make a very inexpensive dinner out (or if you have babies like me- dinner to go).

~This is such an awesome offer and I would take a look if you have missed out in the past!
You can head on over to Shutterfly and either create an account or log into your account.
Then select (3) 5×7 cards of your choice- you can mix and match whatever cards you want
Then enter code: SUMMERCARDS at checkout!
That should drop your price to just .99 and they are shipped right to you! You might think ahead to any events you have coming up- like birthdays, anniversaries etc.. and get the cards made now.
I absolutely love this because I don’t have to rush out and spend $4 for a card for the next birthday that comes along. I take advantage every single time these offers come along and have been very happy with the quality of the cards.

~Get up to 5 Camis per person for just $2 bucks each at Old Navy on July 29-31. This is in store only and apparently you can either give them the Old Navy coupon OR you can say Cami4Me at the register. Personally I am not taking any chances and I am printing out that coupon.

~Crocs has a code for the Olivia that takes the price down from $24.99 to $14.99. They are very limited in some colors and other colors have full inventory- so you might want to hurry to get your order in.
Just head over to Crocs and use code: OLIVIA1499. Then enter code: springfreeship which should work for free shipping. (Note the shipping does not come off until the very end.)

~If you have purchased the Pampers Dry Max diapers and have not been satisfied with your purchase- you can now submit for a full refund of your purchase price plus $1 extra for postage.
This is in response to lots of complaints about the new Dry Max diapers and I think it is great we can get refunded for at least one pack.
This offer is limited to one refund per household and you do need to have your original receipt. Write all of your information on a 3×5 card including the UPC off the package and mail it in to:
Pampers Dry Max Guarantee OfferPO Box 900082El Paso, TX 88590-0082
Or you can call 1800Pampers to speak with a customer service rep.

~Whataburger is offering free burgers for dine in only on August 3rd from 5-8pm. The catch is that you have to wear orange to get the freebie. No coupon needed!

~We have 5 more Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards points with code:

~There are several states that have sales tax free shopping weekends coming up in August. Each state will have guidelines for what purchases qualify but I thought I’d post the list by state for your reference. If you have any big purchases this might save you a little bit extra- West VA for example has up to $5000 in Energy Star products that qualify!

~If you or a family member are a member of the military and shop at Commissary stores, you can register for a free $60 Proctor and Gamble coupon booklet. Yeah! It looks like when you use the coupons at the commissary they also donate .25 per coupon to the USO.

~Also, you can request $25 in coupons from Con Agra when you spend $10 precoupon on a number of products. This includes Kid Cuisine, Slim Jim, Hunt’s and more- many of these items are extremely cheap this week at Target.

~There is a coupon available for .50 off Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips when you register here. I have seen these on sale recently for $1.77- so as low as .77 with doubles.

~Apparently the .99 off any Coke 14-16oz coupon is available for a limited time only on Facebook. You need to send a message to a friend and they get the coupon. To get one for yourself you need to have them send a message back to you.

~Here are 5 more Huggies point:
You can collect these points even if you don’t have little ones in diapers. They can be redeemed for instant win prizes- like a cookware set right now.
You can also cash in for a free pack of Pull Ups, a tub of wipes or even a cookbook.

~There is a new $1/2 Fruit of the Loom coupon available for underwear or casual sportswear. This isn’t that high in value but we are seeing some really great prices right now on these types of things with back to school sales.

~The $2 off any size Biotrue coupon is back! I believe these are still $2.99 at CVS with a $2 ECB back through the 31st. You might double check for signs in your store- but the limit was 2 for the month of July on this offer.
You can also print the $2 off Target coupon and pay .99 for the 2oz bottles after both coupons.

~You can get Elle Magazine for $4.39 today from Best Deal Magazines. Get an extra 15% off with code: RENEW16 or PXCJ81- which brings your price down to $3.69. That is .30 per issue!
If you feel more comfortable ordering from Amazon- they have a year subscription on sale this week only for just $5!
Shipping is always free on magazines.

~The $3 off coupon for Huggies Box Diapers is back! The Huggies coupons have been few and far between lately so might as well grab this baby and hopefully we see a good sale.
I found this with a blank zip code and by clicking on household.

~Drew loves this stuff- so I am so happy to see a great deal!
Aquafresh Bubblegum flavor is regularly priced at $1.64 at my Target.Use the $1/1 printable couponplus the .50/1 Target couponand get it for .14!

~These codes were new to me and gave me 5 points each for Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards:

~Baskin Robbins has a coupon available for Buy One Get One Free soft serve cones. The offer expires 8/8.

~Rite Aid deals are coming soon but in the meantime, you can score a $5/25 coupon for Rite Aid. Just change the zip to 95677 and make sure to enter 50 miles right next to that and you should see it!

~The rebate for Olay items is back- get a $20 rebate when you spend $50 in moisturizers, facial treatments or cleansers. The rebate is valid from 7/23-9/3 only and you can get your rebate form here.
You can also get the $10 rebate when you spend $30 on Olay and you can request a $3 coupon for facial moisturizers here.

~If you like Hot Tamales candy, you can head over to play the instant win game. You just keep spinning the wheel and see if you win a free package of Hot Tamales. I tried about 4x and didn’t win but maybe you will have more luck.
You can win once per month.

~TheNaturalStore.com has a great offer right now- get $10 off a $10 order. I tested this with an item less than $10 and the discount worked but it does not cover shipping.
So basically you can get a $10 item for 50% off and shipped to your door with this offer which is a great deal! TheNaturalStore.com is part of drugstore.com and they have all sorts of items from Burt’s Bees to Equal Exchange Organic Coffee.
I checked and Seventh Generation diapers are $10.99- so basically you can get a pack of diapers for $5.98 shipped.
You must click THIS LINK to trigger the $10 off and it will automatically apply to your order. No promo code needed.
Let me know if you spot any other great deals!

~What a great end to the week! If you live in California only, you can head over to Starbucks and fill in your address to get a coupon for a free artisan plate in the mail! Yeah!
This was posted this morning on the Starbucks Facebook page and I don’t know how much longer it will last so hurry over!

~White Castle has released a great new coupon!! Buy one Super Saver Meal at $2.99 and get one FREE!!! Click HERE to print the coupon.

~Amazon has the Little Banzai Splash Slide for just $9.98 with FREE SS shipping!!! This looks like something my kiddos would LOVE!!

~Here is a new Blockbuster Express Kiosk rental code: GT18A (exp. 8/30)
You can actually use this code once per credit/debit card. Have 3 cards, then you can get 3 free rentals. What a deal!!!

~Huggies is helping us moms out again with even more great coupons. Just click HERE and login or register to print 2 new Huggies coupons. I don't think you can ever have enough diapers on hand.

~Disney Store
is offering FREE shipping on your entire order when you purchase a back to school item!!! Use code: SCHOOLSHIP at checkout. Lunch boxes start at just $8!! So hurry and check out all the great deals!!

~Amazon has marked down a TON of shoes and prices start at just $10!!! Some are even marked down 90% off!!! Included are women's, men's and kids. Plus, all qualify for FREE SS shipping. Click HERE to check them all out!!

~Welch's just released a high value coupon for their new new Healthy Start 100% refrigerated juice HERE. You can snag a $1.50/1 which if paired with a sale could make for some really cheap juice.

~Firehouse Subs: FREE sub on your b-day!!!
And guess what is even better.....no sign up. All you have to do for this fun freebie is to bring in your I.D. with your birthday to snag a FREE medium celebratory sub!! Can't beat FREE!! Click HERE for more info.

~Famous Footwear has a buy one pair get one 50% off sale going on right now!!! PLUS, you can use code: SCHOOL1 to get an extra 20% off. Also, if you buy 3 or more pairs you'll score FREE shipping.

~Click HERE for a 40% off coupon to Hobby Lobby.

~WhaaHoo, did you know Kmart has a Birthday Club? Was news to me. Click HERE to sign your child up and they'll revieve $5 in birthday bucks, a birthday crown, birthday fun pack with surprise goodies plus MORE!!! How awesome is this for your little ones.

~Sign up for five free sample packs of the Zukes Mini Bakes and Zukes Mini Naturals Dog Snacks from Animal Nibbles.

~Write 10 Home and Garden reviews for Viewpoints.com by July 31, 2010 and you’ll get a gift card to the merchant you select. Reviews must be at least one paragraph long (900 characters).
I know many people who have written for Viewpoints before and received their gift cards so this is a legitimate offer.

~Quiznos is offering another coupon for a small sub, chips and a drink for only $2.99! This coupon is good through August 5, 2010.
Free Sample of Natural Nibbles Dog Treats

~Sign up for a free sample of MegaRed Krill Oil.

~Through Saturday (July 31, 2010), you can use this coupon at Staples to get 15% off your entire in-store purchase. With the free backpacks and other great deals this week, you could score some sweet bargains with this coupon.
If you’re just planning to purchase one item, you can save 5% more by using this 20% off printable coupon.

~Sign up for more free Kotex samples here.

~Request a free Homemade Simple coupon booklet from P&G.

~There’s an in-ad coupon in this week’s Rite Ad flier for $4/1 any ACE produce. Use this on the Sports Tape and Sports Underwrap priced at $3.99 to get them free.

~Are you a member of http://partners.mysavings.com/z/5461/CD10/? If not, you’ll definitely want to go sign up to become a member. Each month, they release a number of high-value printable coupons – many which you’ll never see in the newspaper inserts.
Plus, they give away boxes of free stuff every month to first 4,000 to 10,000 people who sign up for these. They’ll have another giveaway at the beginning of August, so I’d recommend signing up so you can be one of the first to know about this giveaway!
If you like free stuff and high-value coupons, http://partners.mysavings.com/z/5461/CD10/.

~Download a free copy of Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries. This looks interesting!
This ebook is specifically for Kindles, but you can go here&& to download a free application which enables you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC.
Find more free ebooks here

~Play the Got Milk Instant Win Game daily for a chance to win one of 50 daily prizes. If you don’t win, you’ll be able to print free LeapFrog activity pages.

~Download free craft patterns and free sewing patterns from Amy Butler.

~Sign up for a free sample of Natural Nibbles Dog Treats.

~Famous Footwear is running a Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off Sale right now. Plus, use coupon code SCHOOL1 to get an additional 20% off your entire order.

~Play the Quiznos Instant Win Game for a chance to win up to a $5 Quiznos Gift Card. If you don’t win, you’ll get a coupon for $1 off a regular sub or $2 off a large sub.
You can play once per day through September 20, 2010.

~I got an email about the Honey Nut Cheerios Instant Win Game and I cannot, for the life of me, remember if I’ve posted about this before. At any rate, you can enter to win 12 free boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios in the Instant Win Game here.
If you don’t win, you’ll still be able to print a coupon for $0.75/1 Honey Nut Cheerios — which could make for a great deal when paired with a sale.

~If you’d like to build your own swing set, you can download free plans for eight different swing sets.

~Through August 5, 2010, Old Navy has their Polos on sale for $5 and Khakis on sale for $10 as part of a Back-to-School sale. If you’re a teacher or a student, you can get an additional 25% off through July 25, 2010 — making them only $3.75 and $7.50 each!
There are also Old Navy coupons you can print here.

~Sign up for free samples of Gano Excel Coffee.

~Ice Cream Deals and Coupons:
Dairy Queen:$1 off any 16 oz. BlizzardB1G1 Blizzards
Cold Stone:Free Ice Cream Creation on your Birthday2 for $5 Like It Ice Cream Creations (Texas locations only)Marble Slab:$1 off a Tasty Creation when you vote
Baskin Robbins:Free Scoop of Ice Cream on your BirthdayB1G1 Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone
Ben & Jerry’s:B1G1 Sundaes every Monday through 8/31
Bruster’s:Take your own banana on Thursday and get a banana split half price (How fun is this?)Sign up for Sweet Rewards and get an instant treat and a birthday offer
Rita’s Italian Ice:Free Treat on your Birthday and other coupons

~If your kids need new backpacks for school L.L. Bean is a great company to use. Their backpacks are very durable and guaranteed to last. Until September 6th all of their backpacks are 20% off! Use the code 3028050 to get FREE Shipping.
While you are there, check out the 2-A-Day markdown and score a graphic tee for just $7.99.

~There is a rebate for Triaminic Fever Reducer Bubble Gum or Grape flavor for a full refund of the purchase price up to $6.99. This rebate is valid from August 2-8 only and you can print a $1 off coupon to make a small profit.
I will leave you with something to bring a smile to your face (well, it did mine...but I know I am a little partial). I was trying on one of Addi's winter outfits just to see how it would fit. She did not like it one bit and was wiggling and running everywhere. I finally said.....not mean just very firmly, "Can you please stand still for ONE minute so I can take a picture. This was the response I got.
Literally, witihin 2 seconds...she was doing this? Can you say "mood swings"???? Have a GRWAT weekend!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

The Eiffel Tower Dress. That is what Drew calls this ADORABLE dress that my friend, Lisa Murphy gave me at my shower for Addi (thanks sooooo much, Lisa). He has always loved this dress and when ever I let him pick out an outfit for her...he always picked this one. This is Addi in July 2009 @ 4 months.
So when it came time to pack up (and sell) lasts years summer clothes...I knew there was no way this cutie was going anywhere. So I put it away with her stuff to save. When I started re organizing her closet for this summer.....I picked it up and just hugged it...remembering how cute she looked in it. And then it came to me...why not let her wear it this year as a little bloomer set. So that's what we have been doing. Drew picked it out for her to wear the other day and I decided I needed to get some pics of her in it. Ummmm.......wrong. This girl does not stop moving and since I am still using a little point and shoot (with a delay) it is hard to get a good pic of her. The majority of the pics are an arm or a leg or part of an ear. So out of 18 pics I took the other day...these are the best 3 (and they are terrible). I still love this outfit on her....no matter how big she gets (sniff, sniff) This is Addi in July 2010 at 16 months.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday to.......

......the very best sister in the whole wide world! I really don't know what I would do without my sister. She is always there for me through everything (and there has been a lot of it these last 2 years). Happy Birthday, Jackie (who is probably lounging on the sunny beach of Destin as I type this)! Love you!!!!
And even though I don't have a pic (if he would come visit more often, I might have some recent pictures)...Happy Birthday to my big brother, Jeff today as well! Hope you have a great day!

Monday, July 26, 2010


I talked a little about Houseparty.com in an earlier post but didn't go into detail. This is a website that gives away kits for you to host parties to promote their product. They have different manufacturers all of the time and you just sign up for what interests you, fill out a little survey and if you are chosen...you will get some goodies in the mail for your party. So far I have seen: Rubbermaid, Bulle Eys BBQ (the one I did), Kleenex, Bic, Boboli, WII, Tollhouse and others. It's really kinda cool. I was chosen to host a Bulls Eye BBQ party. They really want everyone to do it on the same night, but the night that they had chosen was when we were out of town so I did mine this weekend. Keith invited some of the guys at work and their families to come. We swam, ate, talked, laughed.....oh, and got rained on. A big rain cloud materialized out of nowhere and then it came. Thunder, lightening...the works. But that was ok...we had a great time and it was nice to put faces with names!I made up little goody bags for everyone with: coupons (for free BBQ sauce), coozies, shot glasses (?) free music down loads and full bottles of BBQ sauce! Go check it out here!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

You have to see this.....

OMG! Someone on my Gymboree message board (yes, I am a Gymbo addict) posted this and it is the cutest thing EVER! Seriously....go check this out! Let me know what you think!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Before I get started with all of the great deals for today...I must say a Happy Birthday to someone very special! Today is my Dad's birthday!!! Happy Birthday, Dad!! We love you!!!! ***Oh, and one other thing...it's that time of year again...consignment sale time. So, I am in need of wire hangers! I need TONS of them!!!!

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $25 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~Print a $1 off any smoothie coupon to use at Jamba Juice after you watch a hilarious commercial about their new Cheeseburger Smoothies. The coupon link is on the second page where it says “Thanks for being in on the joke…”

~Sam’s Club is offering a $20 gift card back when you get a new membership through August 1st. Apparently the membership runs $40 a year so you are basically paying $20.

~ I haven’t mentioned this one in awhile, you can head over and get a free subscription to Rouge magazine. This magazine has some good Proctor and Gamble coupons

~You can get a free subscription to Babytalk and American Baby magazine. They are made by Parents and Parenting magazine.
These usually have some great tips for the littles as well as a few coupons. I also like to check for clothing store coupons- they occasionally come with Gymboree or Children’s Place coupons.

~Fill out a short survey for UberSamples and they will send you a mix of free organic sample goodies (super-foods, nutritional bars, health foods, dietary supplements and beauty brands).

~Kmart has a birthday club that you can sign the kids up for. It looks like the perks are:
* A surprise birthday fun pack
* $5 birthday bucks (sounds like this is store credit)
* Tips and advice
You can register for the Kmart Birthday Club here.

~There is a new coupon for Buy One Get One Free Better Oats oatmeal on Facebook. You just need to like them to get it. This is already priced really well at most stores- I know Safeway has it for $1 a box.
You can also get a .55/1 coupon on the Better Oats website.

~Just a reminder that Peet’s has $2 medium Freddos again today as part of the Fridays in July specials.
You can find a location near you here.

~In this week’s Staples ad, they have 3 rolls of Scotch Moving and Storage tape on sale for $6. (Page 2 of my ad)
There is a $3 off manufacturer coupon for packaging tape that will make these just $3. Most Staples stores will accept coupons- but if you aren’t sure you might call ahead and ask.

~Just a reminder if you missed this sale last week, you can still get 2 Entertainment Books for $5 each! These are the 2010 books that usually sell for about $40. Some of the coupons may already be expired but there should easily be $5 worth of coupons in there you can use.
They usually have grocery store coupons, fast food coupons and lots of entertainment venue coupons.
Shipping is $1 per book. You can head over here to have a look.

~This week Crayola products are on sale Buy One Get One Free or Buy One Get Two Free at Toys R Us stores. I found the washable crayons for $2.99- so .99 each.

~If you have a Cookies by Design location nearby, you can stop in for a free cookie. You can find a location near you here- it looks like these stores are in almost every state.
This is advertised on the home page and it doesn’t say anything about a purchase requirement.

~Starting July 25th Staples will have backpacks on sale- buy any backpack and get a Staples gift card back for 100% of the purchase price via mail in rebate.
I wanted to give you plenty of time to prepare since I would suggest getting there early to get the best selection. This is a pretty good deal if you need to buy a backpack this year anyway.

~There is a new $1 off Keebler Flatbreads Crackers coupon available when you register at Snackpicks. I have seen these for about $2.50 at my stores- you might find a better deal. These look delicious!

~Blockbuster Express is offering a Buy One Get One Free rental today only with code: G217B3.
Find a kiosk near you here.

~You can request a free sample of Nexxus courtesy of Walmart. The smaller Shampoo is only $4.00 at Target so I am hoping this comes with coupons.
Bath and Body Works has two new coupons out:

~Get a free signature item with $10 purchase (valued at $12 or less) through July 25
or Get a free travel size item with any purchase valid through July 28

~I am thinking these are coming about every other week now. Here is a new 20% off coupon for the Coach Factory Outlets. This is valid through July 25th.

~The $1.50 off one Planter’s Flavor Grove coupon is back. These are only available for a short period of time and expire August 1st.
You should be able to find them for $2.50 at Walmart and I believe CVS has pretty good prices as well.

~Walmart has a series of sampling events in stores. The highlight is a Gain sampling event with free 11oz samples of a new Gain Dish soap.
The events vary according to location and you can head over here and enter your zip code to see what is available in your area.
To see if the Gain event is coming to your store, head over here.
I have heard mixed reviews on these events- sometimes people find the store doesn’t even know the event is scheduled to take place and others have received full size products for free and tons of coupons.

~You can take a short survey here to see if you qualify for a free subscription to Working Mother magazine.
I have several subscriptions from this company and have never had a problem.
Good Luck!

~You can get a free Smashbox lipgloss from select Sephora stores inside JC Penney. This is while supplies last and you can get the coupon and see the stores available here.
I was a little nervous about this coupon since it doesn’t have a date on it. Sometimes these are from last year and they circle back around- so just a warning if you plan to make a special trip you might call ahead to confirm.

~You can make a custom tote bag from Vista Print again- these are pretty sturdy and I posted about them awhile back. I got pretty favorable feedback from you guys on these bags the last time around. You can pick an image and add whatever text you like.

~There is a new coupon available for $1/2 Quaker Rice Snacks. This is actually a great coupon because I have seen the bags of rice cakes on sale for .99 at a few stores recently.
Supposedly, these are .49 at the Mega Event this week at Kroger- so free after coupon!

~Oh my word this sounds soo very good. July 29th you can head into Cheesecake Factory and get a slice for $1.50 with printed coupon. It is for dine in only.
You can also head in on the 30th and get a slice for half off.

~Get a coupon for a free package of Snikiddy snacks (note: these are sold at TRU/BRU- some stores will refuse to honor a printable free item coupon so I would not make a special trip just for this offer.)

~Get a free sample of Better than Ears Dog Treats from Walmart

~You can also get a free sample of Binaca from 9-10am PST by following the 3 steps here.
Restaurant.com has a new promo code to get 70% off gift certificates. You can get a $25 certificate for just $3 with code: TASTY.
They will drop the price a little lower in the next few weeks to 80% off however many restaurants tend to sell out of certificates. You want to check the fine print of the restaurant you select to be sure there are no limitations for use of the certificate. Head over to restaurant.com to have a look at what is available in your area.
Otherwise enjoy!

~This Friday-Sunday, teachers and students can get an extra 25% off at Old Navy stores by showing student IDs (high school or college), or teachers can show school ids or pay stubs.
You can get the details on the Old Navy Facebook page!

~This Sunday only, AMC theaters have a coupon to get any size popcorn and a fountain drink for just a buck.

~There are 5 Huggies points you may not have seen yet:
See the ongoing list of Huggies codes here.

~The Quiznos coupon is available again- you get a small sub, chips and a drink for $2.99. This is at participating locations and it seems like most of you have no problems at all with this coupon the last time around. Valid through 7/26.
Sadly Alaska and Hawaii have to pay $3.99.

~Philosophy fans can get $10 off a $50 purchase right now with promo code: 10off50 at checkout. Typically 20% is about the highest discount they offer so if you love these items, now is a good time to take advantage of the sale!
Head over to Philosophy to have a look!

~There are 50 new Pampers Gifts to Grow points to be had with code: WELCOME2PAMPERS!

~Grab a new $4 off (3) coupon for select cheeses. The coupon is good for Président Fat Free Feta, Sorrento Fat Free or Low Fat Ricotta, and Precious Fat Free or Low Fat Ricotta. You will need a UPC code from any Sorrento or President product to get the coupon, and you can get up to 2 per household during the promotional period.
You’ll also get a FREE Skinny Cheese Cookbook with the coupon.

~In celebration of their 10th birthday, Vista Print is offering 10 different products absolutely FREE. You can order 1 of each or just the ones you want. You’ll have to pay shipping but in the end it still makes for an awesome deal! Something else that makes this awesome… they are offering FREE photo uploads too. That means you can make some great gifts!
What can you get??
Free Tote Bag
Free Business Cards
Free Return Address Labels
Free Rubber Stamp
Free Sticky Notes
Free Photo Wall Calendars
Free Photo Flip Book
Free Mug
Free Photo Notebook
Free Mouse Pad
There are too many favorites here to pick, but what I’m working on is a fun Grandma Christmas basket. Mug, Calendar, Mousepad, Flip Book and Tote bag all with fun Grandma sayings and pictures!
This deal ends Friday 7/23 so don’t delay too long. I’m off to start building our gifts…TODAY!!!!

~This weekend, July 23rd-25th, kids eat free at Ikea! You can pick any 3 kids items to create a meal. This is for kids 12 and under and no additional purchase is required.
In addition to this, Ikea has B1G1 entrees till July 23rd. So combine the deals and on July 23rd you can get B1G1 entrees and kids’ meals free!

~Staples has e-mailed out three new coupons that can help you save as you begin to shop for back to school materials. They are good through 7/24.
The coupons are:
$5 off a $25 purchase$10 off a $50 purchase$50 off a $200 purchase

~Yay, Coupons.com has a new Taco Bell coupon available for 75¢/1 Taco Bell Originals Product!! This one wasn't around long last time so I'd HIGHLY recommend printing it ASAP. You will easily be able to score some taco shells, tortillas or even some taco seasoning packets very inexpensively soon.
Click HERE to get it now!

~Disney Store has a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase by using code: DISNEYFAN. Or you can print a coupon to take with you to the store.

~Click HERE and join Ruby Tuesday's So Connected and you'll recieve lots of benefits including:
A BOGO Entree Coupon
Exclusive updates and promotional offers
FREE handcrafted burger on your birthday

~Click HERE to check out all the hair stylers on sale right now at Amazon. Some are up to 90% off making them as low as $28! And the reviews are AMAZING on these. Shipping is $4.99. Even with the shipping fees this is HALF the price of the CHI!

~Amazon has some super fun Dr. Seuss Wall Quotes for only $4!!! Shipping is $4.99 but that is still under $10 SHIPPED!!! These would be super cute in a kids playroom or bedroom or a family fun room. I'm really loving these. Click HERE to view them all.

~Through October 26th, Orange Julius is hosting a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE promo on any Julius Drink every Tuesday...no coupon required!!! Or if you visit on another day of the week use coupon HERE and you'll snag a 20 oz. Julius Fruit drink for only $2.99! Always contact your local store to make sure they are participating before making a special trip.

~M&M's has a new coupon sweepstakes available!!! Just click HERE, enter your date of birth, and then you;ll need to enter your mailing info. You will then be thanked for entering. Hopefully soon after we will all get a surprise coupon!!!

~Take a quick survey from Weight Watchers SmartOnes and you’ll be able to print a coupon for $4 off 10 Weight Watchers SmartOnes. You should be able to print the coupon twice.

~Stop by The Limited today through July 25, 2010 to get a free $10 Fashion Cash Voucher to use on anything in the store. You should be able to get something free or almost-free with this voucher.

~If you’re a teacher or a homeschooler, you can sign up for a free Fitness Kit from Subway. The free kit includes information and tools to help your students become excited about fitness and nutrition.

~Right now, you can download a free copy of the Savvy Blogging Summit opening keynote by J.D. Roth from the popular finance blog, Get Rich Slowly. In this session, J.D. talks about blogging and his own story with success as a blogger.

~Amazon.com has a bunch of Melissa & Doug Products discounted up to 70% off. If you scroll down the left side of the page, there’s a place where you can refine the search based upon the percentage of discount. Right now, there are 72 products listed at 70% off or more!
Shipping is free on orders over $25.

~Better Homes and Gardens is looking for a million women to sign-up for The Motherboard Reader Panel. You’ll have the opportunity to receive special offers and free product samples.

~Sign up for a free sample of Burt’s Bees Natural Toothpaste. If you requested it before, you should be able to request it again.

~Play the M&M’s Instant Win Game daily for a chance to win one of 12,000 daily prizes for free M&M’s. They won’t tell you whether you’ve won or not, so just keep coming back every day and playing for another chance to win. And then wait for some free M&M coupons to arrive in your mailbox — hopefully!
You can play every day through August 27, 2010.

~Sign up for another free sample of Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner, courtesy of Walmart. Copy the following link into your browser to sign up:

~Click on the “Like” button on the True Lemon Facebook Page to sign up for free samples of True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange.

~Through July 24, 2010, you can use this coupon at Smokey Bones to get $10 off your purchase of $25 or more. One coupon per party per visit.

~Sign up for a free sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food or opt to print a coupon for $3.50 off one instead. Click on the “Switch to Nutrish” link for the sign-up form.

~You can request another free Special K Protein Trial Pack. This pack includes a free Special K Protein Meal Bar plus $1/1 Special K Protein Meal Bar coupon and $1/1 Special K Protein Shakes coupon.
If you’ve already signed up before, you should be able to sign up again.

~Print a coupon for a free Breakfast on a Bun at White Castle when you purchase another Breakfast on a Bun. This coupon expires September 4, 2010.

~Play the Tom’s of Maine Instant Win Game on Facebook and you’ll get a free sample of their new toothpaste. You can skip the option to enter a photo by selecting “skip” at the very bottom of the promotion page.

~Print a coupon good for 20% off any single item at Gordmans. Good on in-store purchases only. This coupon expires July 22, 2010.
This coupon was posted by Gordmans on their Twitter page, so it should be accepted at your local store.

~Sign up for a free PetPerks account or enter your membership number and you’ll get a coupon for a free 6-oz. pouch of Purina Pro Plan dog or cat food or a $3 off coupon, redeemable at your local PetSmart store.

~There’s a new coupon available for $0.50/1 Softsoap hand soap. These are often on sale for $1 at Kroger and elsewhere, so if your store doubles coupons, this should net you free or almost-free Softsoap hand soap when paired with a sale.

~Play the Dole Salad Seekers Instant Win Game and if you don’t win a free bag of salad, you’ll get a coupon for $1/1 Dole salad. Pair this coupon with a sale and you’ll get a great price on bagged salad — possibly as low as free!

~Through July 28, 2010, you can get a free Signature travel-sized item from Bath & Body Works with any purchase. Find something on clearance or purchase a gift bag and you’ll get a completely free travel-sized item (up to $5).

~Print a coupon for $0.50/1 Daisy Sour Cream. If your store doubles coupons, this should make a great deal when paired with a sale.

~You can add 10 more points to your Pampers Gifts to Grow Account by adding the code GTGTENMONTHCODE to your account.
Find more Pampers Gifts to Grow here.
Don’t have an account yet? Sign up for your free Pampers Gifts to Grow account here.

~Sign up for O’Charley’s eclub here:http://www.ocharleys.com/eclub/


Well, we recovered from the "Silly Band Trading Pool Party"...I think everyone had a great time. Here are a few pics from that:
Now we are getting ready for our next event. Tomorrow some of Keith's co workers are coming over for a Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce cookout. I won a huge package of goodies from Houseparty.com a while back and we will be using them tomorrow. This is a website where different manufactureres sponsor house partys. If you are chosen, they send you a box of goodies.....some to keep for yourself and some favors to give out at the party. I will let you know how it goes.......

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

This is Taylor, Drew and Zac (Beth's nephew) at "Ms. Beth's pool" in July 2006. My bff, Beth lives in a huge neighborhood and they have the coolest pool EVER. We try to go there at least once a summer.

This was us this year! It was quite interesting taking Addison to the pool. Since we have a pool of our own and just walk out the back door, I am not used to packing everything up...so it was quite an ordeal.

Drew wanted me to take his picture as he came down the giant slide.

Drew and Connor having fun in the sun!

A VERY SLEEPY Addi and her "Auntie Beth". She was out before we left the parking lot!

Thanks, Beth for having us...we had a great time. I can;t wait until next summer when we can come again!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Kid's Bunco...Number 4!

We had our 4th Annual Kid's Bunco recently. Due to vacations and other minor mishaps...we had a small crowd this year, but I think the kids loved it just the same.
Addi, Katy and one of the two Suzy's....this is actually the real one of the 2, I think! (When Drew was about 3 or so in pre-school at McEachern Methodist, Suzy and her sister, Lily went there also. Suzy and Lily are only a year apart and look a LOT alike. Suzy is Drew's age and was in his class. One day he told me "Mommy, did you know there are 2 Suzy's?" LOL)

Roll it, Russ!Even the big kids love Kid's Bunco!
Addi wanted to play too!Somebody must have gotten a BUNCO!!
Fun, fun!After the game is over, everyone gets a prize!!!
Then, comes the part that EVERYONE enjoys the most....ice cream sundaes! YUMMY!
Smile, Taylor....you know you love it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Swagbucks, Baby!!!

I know have hounded you to death about this but every time I get something for free (or very close to it), I just have to tell someone! I just ordered this new stroller for Addison for...........ready for it??????$1.94. Whoo Hoo!!!! I have accumulated enough Swagbucks to get it for almost free and with free shipping (love Amazon for that).....I paid less than $2 bucks out of pocket.

I am not spending any more SB until I start Christmas shopping (uuuggghhh) and will use what I have then for gifts!!!

Go right here to sign up and just start searching through them. It takes a little getting used to but after a few weeks, it just feels natural to use SB instead of Google.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Freebie Friday!

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $25 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~Yeah!! There is a new.75 off Goldfish Grahams coupon available. I have no idea why I am so excited about Goldfish but man these are good! The best price this week is at Walgreens for .99 a bag. You can take your coupons there to get them- or grab the ad and take it to Target or Walmart and ask for a price match!

~Amazon is offering $10 off a $50 purchase of Back to School clothes OR $25 off a $100 purchase. You also get free shipping on orders over $25- so a great time to get some things for the kiddos! You need to be careful that the items you select are from Amazon directly not a third party to take advantage of the promotion.
Just head over here to have a look and use code: 10SCHOOL on a $50 order or 25SCHOOL on a $100 order.

~There is a new rebate from Olay available through September 17th. You get $10 back on a $30 purchase of Olay, Secret, Venus, Pantene or Cover Girl products.
As always, this should be based upon your pre coupon totals and you can submit multiple receipts. The receipts must be dated 6/30-9/17. We have that great Buy One Get One Free Olay coupon from last week’s paper should should make this a great deal!

~If you are a Sam’s Club member, you can get a free sample of Axe Body Spray right over here.

~There is a new coupon I just in got in my email this morning from the Body Shop- for $5 off an order in stores or online. I don’t see a minimum purchase required. I know the Body Shop doesn’t have a lot of $5 items but I believe the pots of lip gloss are $8. You might find a better deal in stores or you can shop online here and use promo code: BODYBUCKS. If you find a Vitamin C product that you like, shipping is free.
If you hurry Body Shop has Wild Cherry Body Scrub and Body Butter for $5 each marked down from $20! That would make one of those items free! You have to pay shipping which is about $5- but if you like these products that is still 75% off of the retail price. (check final sale under specials).

~CVS is offering a free coupon for a hand sanitizer when you register. They announced this on Twitter but it doesn’t look like you need a Twitter account to get the free coupon. It will come via email so be sure to check your spam file if you don’t see it!

~This is working now so you can hurry on over and request a coupon for a free bag of Natura dog food. These are only available at select specialty stores- just enter your address and it will give you stores to choose from. Your coupon should arrive in the mail!

~This is a GREAT coupon, so I’d hurry and grab it! There is a new $2 off Smart Balance milk coupon available. These are priced around $2.99 at many stores which makes for very inexpensive milk! (Leave you zip code blank and click on beverages- you should see TWO coupons- so you can print 4 total!)

~You can get the little girls Gabby Crocs for just $9.99 right now. You also get a free Jibbitz with your order. Just head over to Crocs and enter code: BACK2SCHOOL at checkout. Then stack it with code springfreeship (all lower case) to get free shipping! The shipping will not come off your order until after you enter payment information.

~Now this sample I for sure signed up for and I hope it comes- although I can’t say I have ever put mushrooms on my face. If you head over to Origins it looks like you can request a sample of the new Mega Mushroom Skin Relief. The form also says enter to win so I am not sure what the deal is but I did get a confirmation that the sample was coming so we shall see!

~Just a reminder that the free 5×7 autofill photo book offer from Kodak is ending in a few days. I mentioned this at the start of the month but just in case you missed it- the book itself is free and you can add extra pages for .29 each. You will also need to pay shipping which is about $1.99- so a great deal! Head over here to get started!

~If you head over to the Thymes Facebook page and like them, then you can leave a comment on the wall saying what your favorite wedding gift is to give.
Then you need to send them your mailing address at: facebook@thymes.com and they should hopefully send you a 2oz sample of the Thymes Kimono Rose Body Cream.

~Yeah! There is a great coupon available for this weekend at Raley’s stores! Get a FREE personal watermelon with a $10 purchase. The purchase is pre-coupon so pretty easy to do!

~If you are a fan of Crush sodas, you can get a Buy One Get One Free coupon right now. Has anyone tried these with ice cream to make a Root beer float sans Root beer? I bet the orange flavor would be good.

~McDonald’s is also offering a $1 off coupon for the new Smoothies or Frappes. (Warning- this coupon is an ink hog.)

~There is a free sample available of Redken for Men Clean Spice Shampoo and Conditioner. Now these “samples” are odd because it says the first 20,000 will be entered to win. If you can spare the second to register I would really encourage it because the past 2 times they have had these exact offers I have received full size products in the mail from Redken (here and here). I know lots of you got the same products and it looks like it took about 3 months to get them. So maybe we will all get a nice surprise in the fall.

~It looks like the $10 off a $20 purchase at Kohl’s is back! These are available in select areas right on the front of today’s newspaper. The coupon can be peeled off and used in store through July 24th. If you live in the following states there is a good chance your paper might have them: CA, AZ, CO,GA, ID, NM, NV, and TX.

~There is a new printable for $2 off Red Baron Pizza by the Slice. These go on sale for as low as $2.50 each- some Target stores might still have them on sale at that price.

~There is a $2 off Tombstone pizza coupon available on Facebook. You can to publish a comment onto your wall in order to get the coupon. This should make these .50 or less at a lot of stores.
PS: These are just .49 at Kroger this week!

~Vera Bradley is having a sale right now on all colors of large backpacks oe messenger bags for $40! Shipping is free on orders of $75 or more- otherwise it is about $8. This is actually a great deal as the backpacks are normally $92! Head over to Vera Bradley to have a look!

~I have posted this 10% off Home Depot coupon before, but it seems to have been fixed. Before when you registered for the 10% off Movers coupon it would only give you a few days to use it. I just tested it and now it is giving a few weeks. (Hopefully this is the case for everyone and I didn’t just get lucky). I used mine at Lowe’s since most stores will accept competitors coupons. If you don’t have any home improvement projects planned, I noticed my Lowe’s had great prices on fresh herbs and other plants.

~Old Navy.com is having a sale with up to 40% off. You can take an extra 15% off plus get free shipping on a $50 order with promo code: ONSAVE15.
Head over here to have a look!

~You can get a $3 off 10 Smart Ones products coupon. I think the new line of breakfast ones look good- especially on crazy busy mornings (ok that would be every morning around here).

~See Here is offering 25 free 4×8 photo cards right now when you head over here and use code: cards-36. There are tons of designs so you can make cards with photos as announcements or thank yous. You can also ditch the photo and add your own text, like an invitation. You will have to pay shipping of about $2.00 for the cards and they will come with envelopes. *If your shipping charge is much higher, just reduce the number to 20 cards and it should drop down to $2.49.

~If you hurry over and fill out a quick form from Johnsonville, you might get lucky and be selected to win 6 free packages of the deli bites. You will get a confirmation email telling you if you got it in time.

~In select locations throughout the East, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs are offering Hot Dogs B1G1 until August 15th. Not all Nathan’s are participating, but if you are close to one you should give them a call and see if they are! If your area is not participating you can at least sign up for their coupon club.

~Enjoy $5 off your next purchase at The Body Shop. This has no purchase requirement, so grab travel sizes or bath accessories which are around $2 ea. The coupon is good through Sunday 7/18.

~Free CVS/pharmacy Hand Sanitizer Pen, coupon sent via email (exp 7/18)

~Sam’s Club Members: Request a free sample of Axe Body Spray

~Five free workout music podcasts from Powered By Music. Each one is 60 minutes of workout music.

~There is a new link available for $30 in savings from Procter & Gamble. You can get this booklet twice a year per household. The last issues had a good high value coupons for Swiffer, Dawn, Febreze, Cascade and more.

~College students can now receive a free year of Amazon Prime membership, normally a $79 value. Amazon Prime gives members with FREE two-day shipping and email alerts for exclusive promotions. To qualify, you must have a valid .edu email address, and specify college, year and major.
Go here for further details and to sign up.

~McAllisters Deli is offering a 20oz. double insulated McAlister's Deli Te Tumbler priced at just $5.99!!! Once you purchase it, you can take it back in as many times as you want for the rest of 2010 to get a refill for just 99¢!! Click HERE to check out all the details.

~Long John Silver's is starting HAPPY HOUR ever day from 2-5PM. During those hours you can get their new Ice Flow Lemonades for just 75¢!!! Click HERE for more info plus coupons.

~Click here to get a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase at BigLots! This is for use on Sunday, July 18th!!

~Head over to Moe's on July 21st and get a FREE 6 oz. Queso!!! No purchase necessary and is limited to one per person. Click HERE for information.

~T.G.I. Friday's has a great new promo going on. You can currently get a FREE $10 T.G.I. Friday's gift card when you purchase 2 Caribbean Entrees. Click HERE for more info. I like getting paid to eat!! Hee, Hee.

~Yay, Coupons.com has reset the $2 off any one Huggies Baby Wipes coupon!!! Hopefully it reset for you too!!! Click HERE to get it now!

~Stop over HERE and send $1 Diet Coke coupons to five Facebook friends.

~Walgreens has a in-ad coupon valid for $1.99 Scunci Hair Accessories value packs. These value packs are also ringing up on BOGO which makes for a really sweet deal.
Deal Scenerio:
Buy 2 packs of Scunci Hair Accessories for $3.49 each
Use the in-ad coupon to reduce the total by $3
Plus, the BOGO sale will deduct an additional $3.49
Final cost = 49¢ for both or just 25¢ per value pack!!!
I've not tried this personally but have heard this deal is good from several readers. May vary per store.

~Domino's is running a special buy 1 large pizza get 1 FREE with coupon code: EBFP. (Coupon may not be valid at certain stores) A $2 charge does apply to deliveries!!! Click HERE to order.

~RedPlum has a coupon for $1 off ANY one Slim-Fast product!! Since it states that it can be used on ANY item, you should be able to score a Slim-Fast bar for FREE or close to FREE. Click HERE to get yours now!

~Click HERE for a $5 off $25 printable coupon to Old Navy!!!

~Click HERE for a 15% off printable coupon to Khol's.

~Click HERE to get the Woman's Day Cookvook: Healthy Food for Everyday Living for your iPhone for FREE!!

~Free Bagel Fridays are back at Einstein Bros Bagels. Just bring this reusable coupon into any Einstein Bros location before 11 a.m. on Fridays in July and you’ll get a completely free bagel. No purchase is necessary. This coupon expires July 31, 2010.

~Download a free ebook, Molly Green Goes Fresh, with 22 pages of fresh and easy recipes using fruits, vegetables and unprocessed foods. Find more free ebooks here.

~There’s a high-value coupon available for $3/2 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross products. Some of these products are regularly priced below $2 at our local stores, so you may be able to get some products for free or very inexpensively with this coupon.

~Download the free Border’s eReader app to your laptop, Android Device, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and you can get a free small coffee at Seattle’s Best Coffee (located inside Border’s stores). Just show the barista the app on your device to get your free coffee.
Barnes & Noble has a similar offer for free coffee available.

~Get a free full-sized Sinus or Allergy Buster when you tell Sinus Buster your wildest, wackiest, craziest remedial remedy you’ve tried to relieve your sinus symptoms. You’ll also be entered to win a free iPod Touch.

~Oh, this looks so fun! You can print a free Paper City — complete with buildings, people, vehicles and a helicopter for your children to cut out, color and play with.

~Through July 19, 2010, you can get a free smoothie at Barnes & Noble when you purchase another smoothie.

~The Hood Dairy Product printable coupons have all reset. You should be able to print each of them again.

~Would you like to earn a little side money taking surveys? Pinecone Research is once again open for new registrations! But hurry, it will close up fast.
Pinecone Research is one of my favorite survey companies. They pay $3 for every survey completed and the checks come within days of completing a survey. You also often get to try full-sized products.

~Sign up for a free sample of Redken Clean Spice Conditioning Shampoo for Men. Hurry, there are only 20,000 available.

~Play the Schick Instant Win Game and you could win a free Schick Razor or $4/1 or $3/1 coupons.

~Hasbro has the Star Wars rebate available again this year. If you spend $25 in select Star Wars merchandise, you can mail in your receipt(s) and get a free Dual Action Lightsaber or Captain Rex Helmet. The rebate is valid through July 31st.


Well, we were supposed to have friends over today to swim...but by looking at the sky...I don't think that is going to happen. I think I heard rain for most of the day...oh well, we can try again next week! I will leave you with a couple of pics from the park the other night. Have a great weekend!