Thursday, January 29, 2009

FREE 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly!

1. Visit
2. Sign up for your free Shutterfly account (or sign in if you're already a member)
3. Upload your photos
4. Create an 8x8 photo book
5. Enter promotion code CK47-BH9X-U2ZB-UUCV14 at checkout to redeem your FREE* photo book offer
*Offer expires February 28, 2009. Free 8x8 photo book includes initial set of 20 pages. Offer good on all Shutterfly 8x8 photo books with photo cover. All incremental pages will be charged on a per page rate. Premium licensed photo books (including Martha Stewart Photo Books & Adventure Photo Books), as well as leather and padded photo books are not included in this offer. Taxes, shipping and handling charges will apply.

Thanks to my lovely sister, Geri for sharing this with us all!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Valentine Krispy Kreme deal

Starting today, Krispy Kreme Valentine Cards are available (while supplies last) at participating stores. When you buy a dozen doughnuts of your choice, you'll get 12 very special Valentine's Day Cards to share with loved ones. And why are they so special you ask? Because on the back of each is a coupon good for one FREE doughnut! Click here to see a list of stores participating in your area.

This is a great deal- practically buying a dozen doughnuts and getting a dozen free! Since my pregnancy craving for doughnuts hasn't been fulfilled yet- I'm probably going to be utilizing this deal soon!!

Freebies Galore!

Get a free star-shaped doughnut with red, white, and blue sprinkles today, January 20th, at Krispy Kreme in celebration of Inauguration Day.
Mmm, sounds yummy to me!
Participating stores only, so you may want to call ahead.

Pledge to volunteer just 5 hours of your time to help your community, and Starbucks will salute you with a free tall brewed cup of coffee! I hope this inspires some of you make a commitment.Offer good for one cup of 12 fl. oz. brewed coffee per person from January 21-25, 2009, in participating U.S. Starbucks stores. Not valid at airports or Barnes & Noble locations.

Other great freebies!
FREE various samples from FreeFly’s!
FREE Reach Access Flosser!
FREE tampon sample pack from Playtex Sport! (new link)
FREE nutritionally complete drink multipack from BOOST Kid Essentials!
FREE healthy winter samples from Quality Health!
FREE 4 pk. Hansen’s Organic Junior Water!
FREE premium dog food from Nutrish!
FREE Quaker True Delights Bar!
FREE Apple Cinnamon Nutri-Grain Bar!

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Ice Cream from Baskin-Robbins!

I'm excited because I have a membership to the YMCA! For those of you who also have a gym membership, you can get a free 2.5 oz. scoop of Bright Choices ice cream at Baskin-Robbins tomorrow (Thursday, January 15, 2009). More details here.

There is also a $1/1 coupon here for those of you who don't have a gym membership.

Thanks, Bargain Banana!

Pick up this Sunday's Paper

I just got a notice from Procter & Gamble that there will be a coupon book with over $45 in coupon savings in THIS SUNDAY'S paper (the Tulsa World here and the Lawrence Journal-World in KS). The booklet will include coupons for Pepto-Bismol, Puffs, and Bounty- just to name a few. I don't usually get the paper, but I may stop by a rack to catch this offer.
Don't forget about the other great offers P&G has going til the end of the month here!

Dave and Buster's is Now Open... so get your coupons!

Sign up for Dave & Buster’s Rewards program and get a free $10 Game Play Card. Your membership includes:
$10 in Free Game Play for signing up
Exclusive email offers on food, drinks, and games
Security and protection for lost cards
Earn gold-level status once you’ve played 1,200 chips, and 10% off game play, all day, every day
No cost to sign up; you’ll need to provide your information, and there is an opt-out box.

I've been to a Dave & Buster's in Kansas City and it has more games geared toward adults than kids. Kids can still enjoy some games, but it's more of a fun place to go out on a date! The nice thing is that there shouldn't be as many screaming kids (like at Incredible Pizza)!

Free Bottle of Suave today only!!

In case you haven't heard, ladies, you can get a coupon for a free bottle of Suave today only!

Go here to register for your coupon good for one free bottle of Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray, Styling Aid, BodyWash, or Body Lotion (good up to $3.00) by mail.
From the website:
Registration begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on January 14, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on January 14, 2009. Open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older. Limit one coupon per household. Coupons will be mailed 2 - 4 weeks after registration close and can be redeemed through February 28, 2009.
Thanks to MoneySavingMom!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Deals of the Week- 1/14-1/20


Ground Round- $1.98/lb
*a good price since Sam's ground beef is $2.38/lb

Assorted Pork Chops- $1.18/lb
*I think the last time I saw these at Sam's they were $1.98/lb

Yoplait Yogurt Cups- 10 for $4
Use the $1 off 8 coupon here
Get 10 for $3 or $0.30 each (usually $0.50 each at WalMart)

Cap'n Crunch, Life or Toasted Oat Cereal- $1.77
*Anytime you can find cereal for less than $2 you're doing good

Apples (Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Gold Del., Red Del., Pinata) 3lb bag- $1.99
That's $0.66 per lb

Hiland Orange Juice- $2.77
*this was over $3 at Wal-Mart

Green Giant Boxed Veggies- 3 for $4
Use $1/2 coupon here (must be registered)
Get 2 boxes for $1.66 or $0.83 each

Green Giant Steamers Veggies- 3 for $5
Use the $0.60/1 coupon here
Get them for $1.07 each

Food Pyramid

Fresh Ground Chuck- $1.69/lb

Quaker Deal:
Get any of these for $1.97
Chewy Granola Bars, Oatmeal Squares Cereal, Breakfast Cookies, Fruit & Oatmeal Bars, Cap'n Crunch Cereals, Life Cereal
Buy any 5 of these products and use the coupon in the ad for $3 off
You pay $9.85- $3 coupon= $6.85 or $1.37 each

Green Giant Steamers Veggies- 3 for $5
Use the $0.60/1 coupon here
Get them for $1.07 each

Loaf of French Bread- $0.79

Fresh Wheat Bread- $1.69

Free Smoothie from Smoothie King!

If you like Smoothie King, be sure to go here and sign up for the Kingdom Club. When you do, you'll receive a coupon in your inbox to get a free smoothie when you buy one of equal or greater value. You should receive your B1G1 coupon within 12-24 hours. YUM!

Free Woman's Day magazine subscription

Go here to take a short survey and you'll be eligible to earn a free subscription to Woman's Day magazine.

More Coupons to help you out...

Check out these great coupon links!

Click here for $1.00 off 8 Yoplait yogurt cups!

Click here to get your $1.00 off Pillsbury Crescent Rolls coupon!
(This one is awesome since crescent rolls are usually around $1.35)

Click here for your $2.00 off Kashi cereal bars!!! (Print this twice)
These cereal bars are made with whole grains and real ingredients.

Free Huggies potty-training DVD and $2 coupon (Thanks, Kim!)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Free $25 Sam's Club Gift Card with New Membership

Sam’s Club has another great promotion going on for new members!

Join Sam’s Club as a new member Thursday, January 15th, through Wednesday, January 21st, and receive a $25 Sam’s Club Gift Card. Though Sam’s Club doesn’t accept coupons, there are several items that are a smart buys there for any size family. I really utilize Sam's when doing once-a-month cooking. It saves me a lot of time and money!

Here are some ideas from the Deal Seeking Mom on how to save:
One other thing that we’ve started stocking up on there is rechargeable batteries! Deals on those don’t come along often, and you get way more for your money, usually with a charger included.

If you have a smaller family, you could always split a membership with a close friend or family member and then divvy up the food between you to still get the low prices buying in bulk can net without wasting any food.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cream of Wheat Sample

My kids and I have always been Malt-O-Meal fans, but I was excited to see this free sample of Cream of Wheat offered here. Go request yours today! They even let you pick which flavor!! I'm requesting Maple and Brown Sugar. (Thanks, Thrifty Mommy!)

And, speaking of cereal, if you haven't done so already, you can also request a free sample of Total here.

Procter & Gamble Mail-in Rebates for Sam's Club and non-Sam's buyers!

Purchase $50 worth of Procter & Gamble products at Sam’s Club through January 31st, 2009, and receive a $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card with mail-in rebate!
Here’s a list of P&G products available at most Sam’s Club stores.
Thanks Dealseekingmom!

If you're going to do this, ask for 2 copies of your receipts to take advantage of this deal:
If you're not a Sam's Club shopper- here's another Procter & Gamble mail-in rebate--
Spend $50 on any P&G products between now and January 31, 2009, and you can mail in a form to receive $120 worth of coupon savings. Limit one submission per name, address, or envelope. Here’s a sneak peek at the coupons that you’ll receive.

For those Pampers buyers- this should be no problem! Just remember to keep your receipts- they are requesting the original receipt!

Thanks Owasso MOMS Club and Class information

Thank you so much to the Owasso MOMS Club for having me come out and speak with you great ladies today! I had a lot of fun and hope that I could provide some useful information. I'm looking forward to possibly getting to see some of you again on Wednesday nights at our class.

About the class....
Nutrition Detectives for Adults will be starting with a guest speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Liberty Church located at 77th and Garnett across from the Union I-High. This 9 week course will go over the theory behind healthy eating habits, as well as the practical application of meal planning, once-a-month cooking and even will include a trip to the grocery store! Look for us in the Hospitality Room- enter the front doors and it's the glass enclosed room to the left. Classes go from 6:30- 8pm. Children's programming will also focus on being nutrition detectives. If you have any questions, please contact me through my email-

See you there!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Deals for the Week- 1/7

This week there are some great deals at Reasor's and Food Pyramid. Remember- you can take these ads into Wal-Mart and have them price match. The only things this week that wouldn't get matched are the Best Choice brands and probably the baby carrots from Reasor's because Wal-Mart doesn't carry those brands.

Rainbo Sandwich Bread- $1

Gala Apples- $1/lb

Bar S Jumbo Hot Dogs- $1
these are usually $1.15 or so at Wal-Mart

Chuck Roast- $1.98/lb
this is $2.38/lb at Sam's so stock up!

Ground Beef- $1.48/lb
this is a really great price- at least $0.50 off normal price and a "stock the freezer" sale!

Grands Biscuits- $1

Chef Boyardee Ravioli- $1

Best Choice Frozen Vegetables- $1

Green Bell Peppers- $0.59 each
these were $0.89 each last time I was in Wal-Mart

Variety Fresh Leaf Lettuce- $1

Baby Carrots- $1/lb
Buy a bunch of packages and cook and puree it to throw in stew, spaghetti sauce or mac & cheese

Organic Baby Carrots- $1.69/lb

Food Pyramid
General Mills Cereal- $1.87
Use coupons here for $0.50- $0.75 off
$1.37-$1.12 per box!

Granny Smith Apples- $0.99/lb

Green Bell Peppers- $0.49 each
*better price than Reasor's if you're going to price match at Wal-Mart

Red Baron Pizza- $3

Organic Baby Carrots- $1.29/lb
*the ad doesn't show a brand so you could price match these at Wal-Mart with no problem and it's cheaper than Reasor's price!

Baking Potatoes- $0.69/lb
these are usually $0.89/lb at Wal-Mart

Best Choice Boneless, Skinless Chicken 3lb bag- $4.99
That's $1.66/lb for individually frozen chicken breasts

Tyson Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast- $1.99/lb
*this could be price matched at Wal-Mart

Farmland Bacon- 2 for $5
this is usually $3.25 or so at Wal-Mart

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Free Samples and Coupons

First off, there are new coupons available at - there's no sign up and there are a lot of great cereal and Pillsbury coupons.

Free Sample line-up
Go here to request your free sample of a Quaker Simple Harvest Granola Bars

Go here to request your sample of Barbara's Organic Cereals. (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Go here to request your free sample of Quaker Rice Cake Snacks. Yum!

Coupon line-up
Don't have enough Johnson's Buddies soaps? Well, rumor has it that the $1/1 coupon here has been reset.

Super Pretzel coupons (Thanks, Jaycie!)

$1 off Quaker Oatmeal coupon

Velveeta coupon (Thanks, Jennifer!)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

After a long break....

I'm BACK! After a long break and a lot of travel and company at our house, I'm finally back to blogging. Sorry for the extended silence, but I'm back with good news.

First off, I'll be speaking THIS Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Owasso MOMS Club about couponing, budgeting and meal planning! I'm so excited about this opportunity, and I'll be publicizing this blog there as well.

Secondly, my first talk will be followed up by another great opportunity that Jenny Brown and I have been wanting to see happen for awhile now. As of right now, Wednesday, January 14 will be the kick-off of 2 sessions of a 4 week class teaching about meal planning and make-ahead meals! We're excited to be partnering with our church- Liberty Church in Broken Arrow, to offer this class in correlation with a nutrition study that our children will be participating in at the same time. So not only will the classes be free and open to any mom interested- but there will be child care available PLUS the older children will be learning about healthy nutrition at the same time! We'll be meeting this Tuesday to finalize our plans and figure out "curriculum". I'm so excited!

Be looking for regular updates on sales and coupons to help with meal planning and budgeting, as well as more information about our classes!

2009 is starting out to be a very busy- very exciting year for me... and this blog- I'm looking forward to what God has in store!