Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stock Images Free Annual Membership

Snapfish Stock Images is offering annual membership (a $12 value) to the first 1,000 subscribers.
This would be great for people who love taking pictures like I do.

Making Disney Memories with Snapfish

Snapfish wants you to make Disney memories on  5 day/4 night Disney vacation to either Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California.  


If you win the sweepstakes, you'll also receive a $200 Snapfish gift certificate to turn your Disney experiences into shareable keepsakes. Enter here for your chance to win by February 28, 2011!  


Also you can claim your FREE 12"x12" photo calendar and enter the Snapfish vacation sweepstakes, simply register with Snapfish.  This offer is valid for new and current Snapfish members.

Snapfish and Hershey's Has Teamed Up

Buy any two participating Hershey's candy products, receive your unique coupon code by entering your UPC codes and get your free desk calendar or mug (details on page) after paying $4.99 shipping and handling.  This promotion only lasts until January 31, 2011.

Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kit

For the longest time, I have been wanting to try a Bluetooth hands free car kit but had not found one that was easy to use and one that was affordable.  Many states have since passed laws stating that a hands free device must be used when using mobile cellular phones on the roads so people are less distracted while driving.

On November 4, 2010, 1 Sale A Day offered the LG HFB-500 Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kits for $20 each with a $20 mail in rebate.  For all three items, I paid $14.97 shipping.  This was the break I have been looking for.  I purchased three for $20 a piece and have submitted rebates for all three with UPC codes.  This rebate allows you to submit up to 10 per address.  The rebates need to be submitted within 60 days from date of purchase, so hurry and get them in.

Since receiving it, I have used it and continue to enjoy using it.  I like the fact that it is solar and that you charge it on your windshield for convenience and that setup and usage is easy.

2011 Savings Tracker

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about stretching our dollar and getting the best deal for our money on stuff that we use or enjoy.  Getting the best deal does not necessarily mean scrimping pennies.  However it does mean being smarter about our purchases - using coupons, online coupon codes, online rebate and cash back sites in conjunction with sale and free shipping deals.

I have been using Excel to track my savings all these years and will try The Coupon Projects 2011 Savings Tracker.

I just saw this link posted on Money Saving Mom about a 2011 Savings Tracker being offered by The Coupon Project.  Check it out and see if it will help you track your savings in the new year.

Thanks Coupon Project for this free download for personal use only.

JcPenney.com Additional 20% off

JcPenney.com is offering an additional 20% off online off of their sale items using coupon code: EXTRA.
Offer valid until January 1, 2011.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Freecyclers

Today we purchased 3 $25 Restaurant.com gift certificates and offered them up on our Pasadena Maryland Freecycle group so that we can spread holiday cheer to fellow Freecycler's in our group.

There has been a lot of interest in them as you might expect this holiday season.  The three people selected have all been contacted and all three gift certificates have been emailed directly to them so that they can go ahead and redeem them at Restaurant.com.  Our wish is that all three people who were selected go out to eat and enjoy themselves and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011!

We appreciate everyone who continues to choose to be a part of our Pasadena Maryland Freecycle group.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas at Our House

We celebrated Christmas a day early because my husband has duty tomorrow.  We had our kids open their Christmas presents throughout the day today and they really looked forward to it.  Our kids got some things they have been asking for for quite some time.

This morning we all slept in.  We stayed home to rest, relax and spend quality time together. At times we did our own things after the kids had gotten to open a gift and were playing with them.

I was supposed to make our Christmas dinner tonight but ended up making hamburgers with fries instead so we will have our Christmas dinner on Sunday.  This is the Christmas dinner that we used our $25 gift voucher from the Coronado commissary.  We will have ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, bread and veggies.

On Christmas day, my husband's ship is having Christmas dinner so he will be taken care of.  We are supposed to go over to a friend's house but the issues I am having with my eyes is not making me want to go.

We would like to thank our family and friends who remembered us this holiday season.  The cards are great and so are the wonderful gifts.  We will enjoy and appreciate everything!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kids Eat Free at Ikea December 26, 2010 - January 9, 2011

Ikea just sent out an email saying that kids eat free at Ikea December 26, 2010 - January 9, 2011.
Ikea has these kids eat free events through the year.

Here's the fine print:
*OFFER VALID (12/26/10) – (1/9/11). Choose one combo meal: meatballs w/mashed potatoes and a beverage, PBJ Sandwich w/cookies and a beverage or pasta marinara w/steamed vegetables and a beverage. $2.49 value. Children under 12 only. Child must be present. Limit one combo meal per child. No purchase necessary. Participation varies. See IKEA store for details. Not valid at IKEA Houston or IKEA Direct.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Restaurant.com Deal

Restaurant.com has a promotion going on now until December 25, 2010 where you can get a $25 gift certificate for only $2 using coupon code: HOLIDAY, plus if you go through a cash back site like MrRebates or Shop At Home you can get them for even cheaper.

MrRebates now offering a 35% rebate.
ShopAtHome now offering a 35% cash back (40% for a limited time)

If you still have people on your holiday list, this deal would be great plus they can be emailed directly to the gift recipient.

Update: I was able to take advantage of this deal using Shop At Home's cash back program that enabled me to receive 40% cash back on top of the already reduced price.  This will give our family the opportunity to try a restaurant we have not yet tried in our area.

After purchasing our Restaurant.com gift certificate online, we redeemed it for a gift certificate to Sushi Hut and ate dinner there last night.  Much to our surprise, all the menu items there are made to order.  The chicken and steak were really tender and juicy, the shrimp tempura was delicious, the salads with ginger dressing were good and the Rainbow Roll and Unagi nigiri were great!  We all agreed that the food was delicious and it will be someplace we may go to frequently.  Great deal in our book and the prices are really reasonable.

Mamapedia Deals

Mamapedia offers excellent deals on stuff you can use.  It is similar to the other excellent couponing sites.

Select your city and you have the option of getting these great deals delivered to your email inbox.  Check out today's deal.

You can also select the school you want to support and 5% of each sale goes to support your favorite school.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Payless Shoesource Extra 20% Off

Payless Shoesource emailed an extra 20% code valid until December 24, 2010 when you use coupon code 40864.

Starbuck's free $5 Gift Card with purchase

If you go to Starbuck's today or Wednesday and purchase a 12pk of Via, they will give you a $5 gift card free.  Quantities are limited and valid at participating Starbuck's locations only.

Spreading the Holiday Cheer

We decided to spread some holiday cheer to our immediate neighbors, so we lined two tins and filled them with some of our baked goodies and gave them some scrumptious goodies and wished them a happy holidays and also to introduce ourselves.  My husband met them earlier, so this was my opportunity to say hi.

Kongregate by Game Stop

Visit Kongregate now and play up to 30,000 free games online.  Kongregate is the newest edition to Game Stop.  If your kids are on break and they are looking for something to do when it is raining outside, this might be someplace to check out.

Free personalized photo greeting card to send or print

Nestle Family is offering a free personalized photo holiday card to send or print using American Greetings.  You can add up to 3 of your photos.  This would be great way to remember someone this holiday season.

8x10 Photos for $1.00 Today Only

Snapfish is running a promo for $1.00 8x10 photos TODAY ONLY.

The prices go back to $2.99 each tomorrow, so take advantage of this while you still can.

Update: I was able to take advantage of this today.  I cannot wait to see how the pictures turned out!

Christmas Season

This Christmas is our first Christmas in California.  So far it has been a full month for us - moving from the east coast, trying to get Christmas shopping done, meeting my husband's people, meeting new people, kids settling into their new schools, getting my van fixed and trying to find our way around has been the most challenging.

This is also the first year we made homemade goodies for my husband's people.  We spent the majority of this past weekend making Terri's Lemon Cheesecake Cookies and Gooey Sugar Cookies, Adrian's Nutella cookies, Snickerdoodles and pans of brownies with mini morsels in it.  We know they are all delicious because we tried them all a few times.  It sounds like his people really enjoyed them which is great news!





We have also been trying to do Christmas shopping for our family and friends.  It has been quite challenging this year because of our move.  Our shopping list is smaller this year and our Christmas card list is larger.  My husband and I have decided that we will use our Christmas monies to purchase us a new computer because ours has been acting up a lot lately and is infected with some type of virus for the ump hundreth time since we got it about 10 years ago now.  We sent out a few more Christmas cards today.  The rest of our Christmas gifts went out in the mail yesterday since I was not able to get out and shop like I was hoping.

Yesterday we made some homemade peanut brittle and put together a few more treat bags for our friend's kids teachers and their good friend that hasn't been feeling well.  Yesterday, we made collages from magazines as cards for the treat bags and put the baked goodies and a candy cane in them.  I hope they enjoy their goody bags.  Also when our friend dropped his kids off yesterday, I gave him a bag of our baked goodies and he loved them.  The peanut brittle is delicious!


We hope this holiday season brings with it quality time with family and friends.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Our New Home

Moving across the country has been a busy and stressful time for all of us. We packed out in mid November and arrived in sunny California the last week in November.  The drive from east to west coast was very long.  Along the way, we were able to meet up with a few people we had not seen in awhile.  The first day we drove to Virginia to see my husband's family.  We had not seen them all year so it was a wonderful visit.  







Our next stop was Arkansas where we stayed a night in the hotel using a military discount and it even came with a continental breakfast.  Then for the next two days we made our way down to Texas where we met up with friends we had not seen in 4 years.  We stayed the night and the next day.  They took us around to see The Alamo, The River Walk and The Natural Bridge Caverns.  We had a blast and we had a lot of fun catching up.  Our kids enjoyed catching up and playing together.  We were sad to leave but we knew we needed to make our way over this way.  







Upon our arrival, we were very fortunate to be able to stay with a friend's family for a few days until we were able to get into our new place.  We sincerely appreciate our friend's having us stay with them during our transition.






The day we moved in to our new place, was stressful because our household goods arrived the same day.  From the time our first shipment of household goods arrived until the second shipment of household goods, we have been going through all of our belongings weeding out whatever we do not have room for or whatever we no longer need.  We moved from our house with a full attic to a house with no attic or basement so that part has been challenging.  The challenge in this case is good because it forces us to look at what we own and see if we really need it or if we can do without it.


Our 2nd shipment of our pack out had been screwed up from the start.  Von Paris Movers in Maryland refused to inventory our household goods after it got dark after complaining about their employers for an hour when it was still light out.  Then they practically were throwing our stuff into their truck because they were pissed off about working all day and coming from another job to finish our job up.  Then they "lost" our shipment and all of a sudden because we were complaining we did not have our stuff they said corporate was working on our shipment.  United Van Lines approved us purchasing air beds to sleep on until our 2nd shipment arrived.  So we went out and purchased air beds so we wouldn't have to sleep on the floor anymore.  That was a big help and I appreciate them taking care of us that way.  Von Paris Movers on the other hand is a bunch of screw ups.  I do not recommend ever using them, even as a last choice because their company is not as together as it sounds.  We have never once received an apology from them acknowledging that they screwed up on our shipment.


From the day we moved in, I have been trying to stay away from purchasing fast food and trying to make things at home to save money and to eat a little healthier.  I have to say, the first few days were exceptionally hard because we were so exhausted from unpacking, sorting and organizing.  After that, we have been doing really good about eating meals at home when we can.  Once we got out to the commissary, it was good to pick up food we needed.  Occasionally we will go out and have a good time to change the pace of the daily grind.


Since moving here we have been researching cable and internet companies trying to find the best deal for our money out here.  After a week of research using internet on our phones or using Starbuck's free wireless internet, we decided the best deal for our family is Time Warner.  They are currently running a special for cable/phone/internet for $99 with free upgrade to turbo speed and free wireless internet + a $30 setup fee.  We had our service installed this morning and the installer said that everything was good to go with our televisions and that there were issues with our data line so someone would be coming by for that.  When the kids wanted to watch tv this afternoon, neither of their's worked.  Come to find out there is no cable attached inside the wall to the cable outlet on either of them.  Somehow if the installer knew that the cable was not working for either tv by checking to make sure it was working and all hooked up, he should have searched for the reason why they were not working.  When I called customer service, they said their first appointment would be Friday morning would be the earliest.  This evening when my husband called because he was so upset and angry that our cable was not installed correctly, they told him tomorrow afternoon is the earliest they have.  If these issues do not get resolved tomorrow, we will terminate our service with them and find another provider.  No one should be treated like this by their cable/internet/phone provider. 


Ok so we spoke with Time Warner's cancellation department and they told us that everything is covered under the $30 setup fee and that all 4 of our tv's and computer's are covered and that the installer did not complete the job.  She sent out a technician today who corrected the problems and now our cable is hooked up just the way we signed up for.  Thanks Alex for a job well done!


Last night our youngest had their Holiday Concert at their school.  The concert was wonderful and it is always great to see your kid up there singing with their class.  They sang Mele Kalikimaka, Feliz Navidad, Jingle Bells, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Reindeer Paws, Hippopotamus, Dradle and I Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas.




When we moved in to housing, they gave us a gift certificate to Domino's Pizza for a free large 2 topping pizza that we are redeeming tonight for dinner.  The one here has a delivery charge of $2.27.  The Hawaiian pizza was delicious!

Today I hung out with a friend who took time out of her busy schedule to show me around the area.  We drove around awhile and she showed me places I had not seen before and one of the best part is we found 99 Ranch Market.  Thank you Melody for showing me around our area!  To show her how much I appreciated it, we had some lunch.

As we settle in to our new place and our new surroundings, we will continue to venture out and discover all the wonderful places San Diego has to offer.  All the wonderful places everyone says they love about the area.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pasadena Maryland Freecycle Annual Free For All & Meet And Greet

It started out cold with the day looking promisingly warm with the sun being out.  10am-12pm was allotted as drop off donations only, no shopping until noon.  The groups owner, moderators and a few dedicated volunteers where there early setting up - hanging signs, organizing and laying items out, setting up the information and membership sign up table, putting out the food and drinks, getting the grill ready and cooking the food once it started and collecting names for door prizes. 

A little before noon, Freecyclers and the public alike joined in and began looking through all had been donated which was a lot.  Thank you to all who donated their items, you helped to make this event so successful!!  Some people were Pasadena Freecycle members while others heard about it through friends, some saw the flyers or posts or just drove by wanting to check it out.  While there, they all shopped for free, some taking a few things while others filled up bags and bags of stuff.

Those who were not part of our Pasadena Freecycle community often times wanted to know more about our group and what Freecycle was all about so we shared packets of information about our group and about Freecycle in general to read over at their convenience that would answer all their questions.  We received some great comments stating that it is a great concept and they wished their neighborhood did it, others stating that that they love Freecycle and have enjoyed being members and even more others asking when we would be having our next one.  Many people who came by could not believe that everything at our free yard sale was actually free.

It was really great for the owner and moderators of our group to be out there meeting and mingling amongst our members while at the same time spreading the word and concept of Freecycle to those who have never heard of us before.  It was great to see members out with their families Freecycling together and eating together.  The food was delicious by the way!

The door prizes were picked at the end of the event and winners will be called for pick up of gift baskets.  Thank you to the moderators for getting the gift baskets together for this special occasion!

Everyone looked like they had a great time, took home some great stuff and had enough to eat.  A special Thank You goes out to the groups owner, the moderators, the few dedicated volunteers (you know who you are) and to the business that supported our event.  Thank you to the group owner for organizing this event, we hope you feel better soon and we appreciate all that you do day in and day out to make our Pasadena Freecycle community the best it can be!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pasadena Maryland Freecycle Annual Free For All & Meet And Greet

Come all, come one next Saturday to our annual Pasadena Freecycle Free For All and Meet and Greet. We hope to see you there!!
Time
Saturday, November 13 · 12:00pm - 4:30pm

LocationLake Waterford Park
Pasadena Road & 648
Pasadena, MD

Created By

More InfoBring items that you want to give away and take what others have brought for FREE! Give to the community what you might normally give to a charity that sells the items to the public. It's a great time to clean out your closets ~ One mans trash....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Free Food Should Taste This Good Bag of Chips

Food Should Taste This Good is offering a free bag of chips on their Facebook page here.  Get it here before it is gone.

Looking for a free Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kit?

1 Sale A Day has the LG HFB-500 Solar Bluetooth Hands Free Car Speaker Kit for free after rebate here.  $20 manufacturer's rebate, up to 10 rebates claim submissions per address.  Check it out before it is gone.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Honoring Our Veteran's on Veteran's Day 2010

A HUGE shout out goes to all military service members for your service in defending our great nation.  We appreciate you, your service and your and your families sacrifices.

Honoring our Veteran's, retirees and Active Duty Service members on Veteran's Day is very important because supporting our service members is something that all American's should be doing, no matter if they agree with the politics of it or not.  Area businesses are honoring them and here are a few of them.

If you know of any others that I have not mentioned here, please feel free to let us know about it...thanks!

1. Applebee's free meal for all Veteran's and Active Duty Military eat free at Applebee's on November 11, 2010 with proof of military service, details here.

2. Bed & Breakfast free for Active and Retired military, details here.
A list of participating B&B's here.

3. Colonial Williamsburg is free to military Veteran's, Retirees and Active Duty November 11-14, 2010, details here.
Historic Area
1 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission passes to active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents Nov. 1-14. The Honoring Service to America pass includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and museums. The pass also includes an Orientation Walk, a viewing of “Williamsburg, The Story of a Patriot,” free shuttle bus service, and parking at the Visitor Center.

The service member need not be present, and free passes will be provided to immediate family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, DD Form 214, as identification of service.

These tickets are available only at Colonial Williamsburg on-site ticket sales windows. 


4. Golden Corral is honoring Veteran's with their 10th annual Military Appreciation Monday on Monday, November 15, 2010.  Veterans and Active Duty Service Members will receive a free dinner buffet and free drink.  Details here.

5. Home Depot offers a military discount every day of the year with valid military id.

6. Lowe's Home Improvement offers a military discount every day of the year with valid military id.

7. McCormick & Schmick's is holding their 12th annual Veteran's Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 7, 2010.  Veteran's will receive a free entree from a special menu.  Spaces limited, reservations encouraged.  Details here.

8. National Park Service's Fee Free Day, details here.

9. Outback Steakhouse is offering Veteran's and Active Duty Service Members a free bloomin' onion and non alcoholic beverage on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

10. Sam's Club Free Canes For Veteran's, details here.

11. Virginia Air & Space is free to military Veteran's and Retirees November 11-14, 2010, details here.
Virginia Air & Space Center
600 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669
The Virginia Air & Space Center honors our military veterans with free exhibit admission for Veterans and Retired Military, plus 20% off in store and 20% off in café. ID must be presented. Free Admission.

Halloween 2010 Events

Applebee's - Sunday, October 31, 2010 kids eat free all day (12 and under only).
Kid's must be accompanied by an adult to receive free kid's meal. Two free kid's meals per adult entree purchase. 12 and under from the kid's menu dine-in only one meal per child per visit. Can not be combined with any offer or discount. Not redeemable for cash. Tax and gratituity not included. Kid's eat free meal valid at participating Rose Group Applebee's in the greater Philadelphia and surounding market,Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Delaware, Baltimore, MD & DE Eastern Shore Markets and Lawrenceville & Hamilton, NJ.


Big Vanilla in Pasadena and Arnold is having their 3rd Annual Halloween 5K on October 30th.
Get ready for the St. Jude Fund Raiser 5K Run for Big Vanilla Pasadena and Arnold Clubs! October 30 at 8 a.m. @ Big Vanilla Arnold (Sign in begins 6:45 a.m.). BIGGER AND BETTER! This year we hope to break our record and donate over $10,000 to the Children of St. Jude. This is our third Halloween themed 5k Charity Race and we hope you will join us for the fun! Costumes are optional but encouraged! Ages 13 and up are welcome to register. T-shirt size can only be guaranteed if you registered by the 18th See last year's Race facts and photos. The race will begin at the Anne Arundel Community College Stadium and end here at Big Vanilla. Prizes for runners and costumes will be awarded. Read the flier and then go online and Register Online Now! Thanks to our event sponsors, check them out and say thanks.


Border's is having their annual Halloween Kids Spooktacular on October 30, 2010 at 11am.  Best for ages 3-8, children 14 and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  Music by Kidz Bop Halloween Party.  Glitter ball and wild book giveaway, find your location here.


Just Added: DuClaw in Arundel Mills:
Saturday October 30th come out to your local DuClaw Brewing Company and celebrate All Hallows Eve with:
Happy hour prices on 31 (our Spiced Munich Dunkel) and $5 Maliboo Witches Brew Martinis all day, and our Halloween Costume Contest. Entering the contest is easy; simply show up dressed as either A)Mad Bishop, B)Bare Ass Blonde, C) Devil’s Milk or D) Twisted Kilt and you’re in! Judging begins at 10pm with the following prizes up for grabs:
1ST PLACE: $100 DuClaw Brewing Company Comp Certificate and a 1 year PINT CLUB membership ($65 Value).
2ND PLACE: $50 DuClaw Brewing Company Comp Certificate
3RD PLACE: $25 DuClaw Brewing Company Comp Certificate
Get your costume on, get your drink on, get your fun on!


Fell’s Point Haunted PubWalk takes guests on a two-hour tour of the historic maritime neighborhood’s most haunted pubs! Tales of the taverns are told over a drink at each stop! Tickets are sold online only to participants 21 and older.
Price: $20 for the tour only
Address: 731 S. Broadway Street, Baltimore, MD 21202


Fright Fest is when Six Flags theme park becomes a “scream park”! The special Halloween entertainment will run every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus the Friday before Halloween. Children 12 and under are welcome to wear costumes, but masks are prohibited.
Price: $24.99 - $29.99
Address: 13710 Central Avenue Bowie/ Mitchellville, MD 20721
Phone: (301) 249-1500


Halloween Weekend Corn Maze at Sharp’s Waterford Farm has a 10+ acre corn maze that is perfect for family fun! A mini-maze is also available for younger children. In addition, the farm boasts a free hayride, nature trail and a country store stocked with seasonal food favorites!
Price: $3 – $7
Address: 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833
Phone: 410.489.2572


On Friday October 29, 2010, IHOP is giving away the buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose. The dish also includes two Oreo cookies and candy corn so kids can create their own Halloween pancake.  The event starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m.


Just Added: Texas Roadhouse in Baltimore celebrate Halloween Day with them between 12pm-10pm and we'll give you a free kids meal and goodie bag. 
4465 Mountain Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
(410) 439-0233

4465 Mountain Road
The Charm City Rollergirls Bruiser’s Ball: Supervillian Soiree will be a night to remember! The doors open at 9:00 p.m. and the show begins at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29th at The Ottobar in downtown Baltimore. The soiree will also include costume contests, prizes, food, games and themed drinks!Price: $10
Phone: 443.573.2450
Address: 2549 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21218


Zombie Halloween Costume Party at Rams Head Live boasts a hot music lineup and serious Halloween festivities including a Zombie costume contest and terrifyingly terrific drink specials. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31st.
Price: $12 - $15
Address: 20 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202


ZooBOOO! Trick-or-treat with lions, tigers and bears! The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will host live music, a magic show, costume contests and carnival games for the whole family October 29th – October 31st, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come in costume! ZooBooo is included with General Admission to the Zoo.
Price: $10 - $16
Address: 2600 Madison Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217-4474
Phone: 410.554.6026

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rue La La Free $20 Credit

Sign up today only at Rue La La and get a free $20 credit in your account within 48 hours.

I just found Rue La La, the destination for 2-day-only Boutiques, filled with the designers we love at private sale prices. It's free, fabulous, and invitation-only. Here's your invitation! Go check it out now.

Wendy's Free Pookie Bear Ringtone Download

Wendy's is offering a free Pookie Bear ringtone download here.

Mamapedia Deals

Mamapedia has great money saving deals that allows you to earn points that benefit a school of your choice, plus you get a free $5.00 credit when you sign up.  Check it out for yourself and see what you think.

They have deals for the following areas:
National, Albany, NY, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Dallas, Dayton, Denver,  Detroit, Fresno, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Hartford,
Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville FL, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburg, Portland, Providence, Provo, Raleigh/Durham, Rochester NY, Sacramento, Saginaw, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Spartanburg, St. Louis, Tallahasse, Tampa, Tucson, Tulsa, Washington DC and Wichita.

Here's today's deal:

$20 for $40 Worth of Photo Books, Holiday Cards and Photo Calendars from KODAK Gallery, check out the deal here.


Sansa Fuze MP3 Deal

Whether you are thinking about starting your Christmas shopping early, looking for a birthday gift, or just looking to pamper yourself today, 1 Sale A Day has a great deal on a Sansa Fuze here.  Check it out for yourself.

SanDisk Sansa Fuze 4GB MP3 Digital Media Player With 1.9" Color Screen, Built-in Microphone, MicroSD Slot for Expansion, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, USB 2.0 Connectivity, and More! NEW
Retail Price: $99.99
Savings: (73 %) $72.00

Our Price: $27.99

Friday, October 22, 2010

Great GPS Deal

Whether you are in the market for a new GPS, looking for one at a great deal or looking to purchase one as a Christmas gift, check out what 1 Sale A Day is offering today here.

Magellan RoadMate 1220 3.5" Portable GPS Navigator With Text to Speech Technology, Spoken Street Names, OneTouch Favorites Menu, Over 6 Million Points of Interest, and More!  Regularly $159.99, on sale for $39.99 (76% savings).

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Applebee's Veteran's and Active Duty Free Meal on Veteran's Day

Applebee's is honoring Veteran's and Active Duty a free meal on Veteran's Day (with proof of military service) here.

Walgreens 1 free 8x10 print

Walgreens is offering a free 8x10 print using coupon code 8x10TREAT valid until October 23, 2010 here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Freebies List

All You Daily Samples:
http://www.allyou.com/coupons-deals/daily-free-samples-00411000068023/?viewdate=10_18_2010&xid=freesamples-101810

AMF Bowling eClub $5 coupon off up to 4 people:
http://www.amf.com/corporate/inquiries/e_club_inquiry.amfx

Animoto 30 second videos:
http://animoto.com/create

Avery Halloween Templates:
http://www.avery.com/avery/en_US/Projects-%26-Ideas/Ideas-for-Home/Special-Occasions/Articles/Halloween-Tricks-and-Treats.htm?cmp_ID=email-Oct2010-secondary_halloweentrickstreats&ACID=&RMID=US_Newsletter_October_2010_A&RRID=389834208

Bob Evans BE mail here and get a coupon for a free breakfast delivered to your inbox:
http://www.bobevans.com/bemail/default.aspx

Border's free reader apps:
http://www.borders.com/online/store/MediaView_ereaderapps?cmpid=SA_20101020

Cottonelle free tub of wipes:
http://www.getfreshwithafriend.com/

CVS Pharmacy free hand sanitizer:
http://open.cvs.com/enroll/social/signup.cfm

Garnier Fructis Anti Dandruff shampoo sample:
http://instoresnow.walmart.com/EnhancedRenderContent.aspx?id=90527

Kleenex free sample:
http://www.kleenex.com/

Reynolds Bake a Batch for a Cause free serving tray and cookie cutter, just pay $7.95 shipping:
http://www.reynoldsparchment.com/cookie-tray-and-cookie-cutter-offer.asp

Walmart free samples:
http://instoresnow.walmart.com/In-Stores-Now-Free-Samples.aspx

1 Sale A Day, Daily Deal

1 Sale A Day, Daily Deal for Wednesday, October 20, 2010 is receive a random dvd box set for free (regularly $49.99), just pay shipping of $3.99, details here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Eyebuydirect.com End of Year Clearance

I thought you might be interested in checking out www.eyebuydirect.com, They sell prescription eyeglasses online starting at $7.95.  Right now, they are having their end of year clearance where frames are buy one, get one free.  Check out their buy one, get one free end of year clearance now here.


EyeBuyDirect have allowed me to offer you a 15% discount on your first purchase at EyeBuyDirect.com using the code below; Coupon code: IFJLXALB2Z


I have used eyebuydirect.com to purchase a few years worth of glasses and it has saved us a fortune.  Order the glasses online according to your prescription, it ships to you and you receive it in a free hard plastic case and a free eye glass cleaning cloth also accompanies it.  One of the best parts of purchasing from eyebuydirect is they offer virtual look where you can see how the glasses will look on your face before purchasing them.

Cheers

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mrrebates.com Savings

I just received a check in the mail from mrrebates.com in the amount of $27.38.  Total savings overall comes to $107+ since I joined in 2009 with just over $96 being dispursed.  These are online rebates in conjuction to the coupon codes I used to make my purchases.  I love online rebates!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Vistaprint's Free Calendar

Vistaprint is offering a free calendar that you just pay shipping for.  We added photos to each month and it came out great!  Check it out here.


We are sending it to my husband for his birthday on Sunday.  Happy Birthday honey!

Our Free Donuts

We used up the last of our gift cards that we received as a gift to buy our donuts yesterday.  The kids had free reign as to which donuts they ordered all I asked is there be a fruit filled one.  The lady also gave them free donettes before they left.  Gotta love Dunkin Donuts in Pasadena.  They are always pleasant.

Ok, so this is what's left.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Quizno's Kids Eat Free All Day Every Day

fQuizno's if offering Kids Eat Free All Day Every Day for a limited time.  Receive one from Kids Meal with the purchase of an entree(sub, toasty torpedo, regular chopped salad of choose 2).  No coupon necessary, valid for a limited time at participating Quizno's locations.  This deal excludes Toasty Bullets, Flatbread Sammies and soups.  Child must be present and valid for children aged 12 and under.  Not to be combined with any other offer and tax is not included.

They are now serving silly bandz with every kidz meal.  Collect all four (sport, rock n roll, dinosaur and space).

Jello Shot Making

This past Friday night, I was invited to help out with jello shot making for the single most funnest get together on Saturday.  It was a learning experience for me and I'll have to tell you that I had two wonderful jello shot professionals teaching me.  Meghan and Terri, you are the jello shot queens in my book!  Thanks for a great time and for teaching me that jello shot creating is left up to your own imagination.

Here are some pictures from my experience.





Monday, September 27, 2010

My Shutterfly Deal

Being a valued Shutterfly member who purchases my fair share of personalized items, they sent me an email with a unique, one-time use coupon code for 10 free 5x7 greeting cards that I just needed to pay shipping for.  My total for shipping with tax came to $6.19.  I ordered our holiday cards.

Update:
I am very pleased at the way it turned out.  Shutterfly always has good, quality products.  Check them out.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Gap Deals

Friday I was feeling a lot better so I decided to venture off to find a few things.

I went to Gap Kids in Annapolis Mall and found the following great deals on off season apparel for our youngest to grow in to and use well into next year.

Khaki Jacket: $15.59 ($25.99 on clearance - $10.40 add. 40% off), regular price $44.50
Khaki Shorts: $8.99 ($14.99 on clearance - $6.00 add. 40% off), regular price $19.50
Camel Shorts: $8.99 ($14.99 on clearance - $6.00 add. 40% off), regular price $19.50
Green Shorts: $5.38 ($8.97 on clearance - $3.59 add. 40% off), regular price $19.50
Gray Shorts: $8.99 ($14.99 on clearance - $6.00 add. 40% off), regular price $19.50
1 camo watch $9.50
Subtotal: $57.44 - $50 Groupon (paid $25 for it)
Total: $7.44 (paid cash)

This deal netted me $132 worth of Gap apparel for $32.44 ($25 for $50 Groupon to GAP + $7.44 tax included).



Plus on the receipt it says if I take a survey within 5 days of purchase, I can get 20% off a regular priced item.  This coupon may come in handy in the future.

Update: I did do the survey and will use my 20% off a regular priced item on my next purchase.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our Star Wars: The Clone Wars House Party

On Friday, September 17, 2010, our family was very fortunate to be selected to hold our very own Star Wars: The Clone Wars House Party thanks to House Party and Hasbro.

From the moment we found out that we were selected to host our very own Star Wars: The Clone Wars House Party, we were super excited and could not stop thinking of ways to make our party funtastic!  We are all Star Wars fans and have been for years so we knew this party was going to be super fun.  Once we got our guest list together and sent out our invites, our minds started to flow with easy, inexpensive ideas.  We received our party pack from House Party and Hasbro which contained a Star Wars: The Clone Wars tournament game with 10 action figures, 10 tattoo sheets, 10 Clone Cash coupons, and 10 exclusive online codes to play online.  Here is a picture of what came in our House Party Party Pack.


Along with what we received in our party pack, we purchased Star Wars: The Clone Wars themed items (table cloth, various stickers, napkins, plates, masks and cups), streamers and glow stick bracelets from the dollar store, bubble wands and water bottles from Walmart that we decorated with stickers and plain cake that we decorated with stickers & The Clone Wars action figures that we purchased on our own.






Along with the party supplies we purchased, we purchased kid friendly foods like space rocks (chicken nuggets), light sabers (chicken fries) and we also offered some healthier options like green salad, grapes, celery, pop chips, dip, asteroids (corn dogs) and as part of our refreshment station we offered juice packs and boxes, carrot orange juice and carbonated beverages.  Here is a picture of our table scape.


Our guests had fun talking, watching movies, playing games (board, video games and online games), watching the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Premiere, hanging out and playing with each other and simply sitting and talking to each other.  All in all, all 11 kids and 4 adults had a wonderful time.  Seeing all the kids having a blast together made me happy but when my eldest told me that it was the best party we ever had, that was extra special to me.  It was a blast!  Thank you to all who attended and enjoyed themselves!

Walmart's Free 5x7 HP Print

Walmart's free 5x7 print coupon valid until October 31, 2010.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pampered Chef Cookbook for a Cause

Pampered Chef Cookbook for a Cause is offering a free download of a celebrity cookbook and they will donate one meal to Feeding America.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Leap Frog's Tag United States of America Map Deal

Leap Frog has a TAG United States of America deal where you purchase it for $19.99 in conjunction with free shipping until September 30, 2010 by using coupon code: NEWSITETOYS (free shipping deal only valid on New Site items).

Plus save even more by going through one of these online sites:
MrRebates.com and save an additional 5%
Shopathome.com and save an additional 4%
mypoints.com and earn 2 points per dollar

Monday, August 30, 2010

Crafting Resources

What better way to spend quality time with our kids then to do crafts together.  Whether you are starting to look for holiday card ideas, putting models together, scrapbooking, drawing or whatever makes you happy, here are a few free resources that we like utilize to add to other activities we do to encourage our kids to grow, thrive and explore while having some fun doing it.

All Free Crafts
Avery Design and Print
Better Homes and Gardens
Canon Creative Park
Crayola.com
DJ Inkers
Family Fun
FaveCrafts
Fisher Price Crafts for Kids
HP Activity Center
Joann Fabrics
Martha Stewart Crafts
McCall Free Pattern Downloads
Michael's The Knack Kids Club
Shabby Princess
The Little Things by Memory Mixer
Think Liz

Crayola Store Deals

Crayolastore.com has some seasonal savings.  Save $5 off a $25 purchase by using couponcode: CRAFALL10 at checkout, offer valid thru September 30, 2010 plus free shipping with a purchase of $75 or more.

Save even more by going through one of these online rebate or cash back sites:
mrrebates.com - 6% online rebate
shopathome.com - 4% cash back

Beyond The Rack - We Love It!

Have you ever checked out Beyond The Rack where you can purchase designer items at up to 70% off retail prices?  We love their deals and when you sign up for Beyond The Rack's free membership, you will receive emails prior to the sales starting so you can get in on the action.  We have purchased official NHL gear, hats, shoes and slippers.  Go check it out for yourself here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

House Party: Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 3 House Party

Yay, I am so excited to have been selected for the House Party: Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 3 House Party.  I have set up our party online.  More details to come.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Do you love Qdoba?

If you love Qdoba, you will want to check out their Food Fights Fighting Burrito Boredom promotion they are running where you can print Qdoba coupons once daily.  I received an email for this yesterday and checked it out.

EXPIRED: Gap Give and Get Program - August 26-29, 2010

Gap is holding their Gap Give and Get Program again this year between August 26-29, 2010, where you can save 30% off.  5% off your sale will go to help support a charity of your choice, in my case Feeding America.  Here's the coupon that can be used by multiple users: Gap Give and Get Program coupon.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

EXPIRED: Walgreen's Free Purse Book Offer, Valid Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Walgreen's is offering a free 4.5" x 6" purse book (valued at $6.99) if you like them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/Walgreens?v=app_10339498918 and use coupon code: FBBOOK, valid today only.  Saw this posted on Facebook this morning on the advertisements on the right side.

I can't wait to get mine!

Update: At 235pm, I received an email stating that my photo book had been mailed out.  Yay!
We received our photo book a few days later and it turned out wonderful!

My Finger

Three days ago, I woke up with my right pointer finger really sore.  I can bend it to a certain point and after that it is very painful.  At first I thought I might have just slept on it the wrong way.  Three days later and I do not think that is still the case.  I do not remember getting hurt or doing anything that would cause it to feel this way.  Up until now, I have been taking ibuprofen to help with the pain, running it under warm water (this helps to make it feel better), used Tokuhon (medicated japanese plaster) and wrapped it with an elastic bandage and last night I put some Tiger Balm on to try to make it feel better and then wrapped it so the ointment would not go anywhere else like in my eye if I rubbed it overnight.  It feels ok this morning.  I can bend it a little more but it is still painful.

So this morning, I told myself I would get online to check out a popular medical website to see how I could possibly treat a sprained finger and here's what I found for home treatment for a minor hand or wrist injury.  I will try this treatment today and cross my fingers that it feels better in a few days.  The Tiger Balm I put on last night is giving me a little more flexibility this morning then usual which feels nice because I could not even make a fist for the last two days unless it was right after a warm shower or this morning after I the Tiger Balm on.


Update: I got my fingers and hands checked out by the doctor and he said that he is not too concerned about it happening for only a few days.  He said we would watch it and if it continues longer then a month, then to come back and they would go from there.  He says it is looking like osteo arthritis and gave me some meds to help with the pain.

EXPIRED: Baltimore Groupon for August 25, 2010

Today's Baltimore Groupon is for $6 adult admission to the Port Discovery Children's Museum.  If purchased today, the groupon is valid until December 19, 2010.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

EXPIRED: Baltimore Groupon for August 24, 2010

Today's Baltimore Groupon for August 24, 2010 $25 Worth of Home-Style Cooking for $12, a savings of 52%.

Swaptree.com is being replaced by Swap.com

Swaptree.com is being replaced by .  They are bigger and better.  You can still trade your cds, dvds, blu-rays, video games, audiobooks and books.

We personally use swaptree.com, now swap.com and we love it!  We love the ease of it and the overall concept.

Join Swap.com here.

EXPIRED: Dave and Buster's 1/2 Price Games Wednesday's

Dave and Buster's is offering 1/2 price games on Wednesday's open to close.  Two summer Wednesday's left (August 25, 2010 and September 1, 2010) before this deal is over so hurry in.

Other Dave and Buster's promotions.

Johnsonville Sausages

Johnsonville Sausage Coupons here.

National Consumer Panel

Being a member of the National Consumer Panel, I scan my purchases and let my voice be heard with the manufacturer's of products my family and I use and enjoy.  All purchases are scanned.  When scanned purchases are transmitted once per week, you are automatically entered to win prizes.  Join or check out more information here National Consumer Panel (NCP).

EXPIRED: Restaurant.com Deal

Restaurant.com is having a summer clearance event where you can get $25 restaurant.com gift certificate for $2, using coupon code: CLEARANCE.

Plus additional savings if you purchase through:
swagbucks.com, you can also earn 54 swagbucks.
mrrebates.com, you can also earn 30% back in online rebates
mypoints.com, you can earn 5 points per dollar spent
shopathome.com, you can earn 25% cash back

EXPIRED: LivingSocial Baltimore - Dangerously Delicious Deal

Today's LivingSocial Deal is for Dangerously Delicious $50 for $25.

We have tried Dangerously Delicious pies and they were delicious!  When we saw them on Food Network we decided that we wanted to try their food and while we were down there with friends we are glad we had the opportunity to try them.

Monday, August 23, 2010

General Mills Tablespoon

Join General Mills Tablespoon to get the inside scoop on valuable coupons and recipes.  When you sign up for their emails, the coupons get delivered directly to your inbox.

Arby's Deal

For a limited time, get a Jr. Deluxe Combo for only $2.99.

You can join also join Arby's Extras to get valuable printable coupons delivered directly to your inbox.

Kraft First Taste Deal

Login to your Kraft First Taste account and you may have a coupon for $1.00 off a package of Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.  Hurry, these coupons usually run out quickly.

Our Target Deals

Sunday we went to Target to pick up some things we still needed for school starting this week and some household items we were running low on.

Here are the deals we got:
School Supplies:
Huggies Wipes - $1.99 on sale (regularly $2.99)
T-Shirt for Tyler - $1.99 (regularly $12.99)
2 Snyder's Pretzel Bags - $2.24 - $1 Target q off 2 - $1 Manufacturer q off 2=$1.24/each
1 Market Pantry Vanilla crackers - $1.69/each on sale
1 Up & Up antibacterial soap - $.99/each
2 BIC 8-pk mechanical pencils - $1.20 - $1 Target q off 2, - $1 Manufacturer q off 2=$.20/each
8 Crayola 24-pk crayons - .25 on sale = $2.00 - $1 off a $2 purchase=$.13/each
2 Elmer's 6-pk glue - $1.99 on sale
1 Paper Mate 10-pk - $1.00 on sale - .50 Target q=.50

Household:
Up & Up Bathroom refresher - $3.99-.50 Target q=$3.49
1 Up & Up trash bags - $6.49
2 Up & Up paper plates - $2.49/each
1 Up & Up antibacterial soap - $.99/each
1 Smartmouth mouthwash - $10.99
1 Armor All Clean Wipes-$6.99 and 1 Armor All Tire Shine-$6.99=$13.98-$1.50 Target q off 2=$11.98- 2($3.00 manufacturer coupons)=$5.98 or $2.99/each

Food:
2 Lifesaver Sours - $1.69 - .50 Manufacturer q=$1.19/each
2 Blue Diamond Nuts  $2.69 - $1 Manufacturer q off 2=$2.19/each
1 Market Pantry cookies - $1.50 on sale
2 Market Pantry Vanilla crackers - $1.69/each on sale
1 Market Pantry cookies - $1.79 on sale
1 Ritz Cheese Crackers - $2.69-$1 Manufacturer q=$1.69
3 Market Pantry Sugar Free drink mixes - $2.54
1 JJ Slim - $1.54 on sale (regularly $2.54)
1 Capri Sun 2pk - $3.99 - .50 Target q=$3.49
1 Gatorade G2 - $5.99-.75 Target q=$5.24
1 Tyson Chicken Nuggets - $4.99-$1 Target q=$3.99
1 Del Monte mandarin orange cups - $1.83 - $1 Target q=$.83
1 Market Pantry Buns - $1.02
2 Market Pantry sandwich bread - $.97/each
1 Thomas mini bagels - $1.77 on sale
1 Coke Zero - $3.66 on sale (normally $5.09) - $1 Target q = $2.66
1 Dasani 24-pk bottled water - $4.99 - $1 Target q=$3.99
1 Stouffers Animal Crackers - $1.00

plus $7.00 in Target q's
plus $3.50 in Manufacturer q's
Total: $104.42
Total Savings: $32.45
Free Gift Card: $5.00
Total Savings + Free Gift Card = $38.45

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Target's Electronic Recycling Program & iPod/iPhone Trade In for Target Gift Card

Target has an Electronic Recycling Program.

Target is also running a promotion: bring your iPod or iPhone in for trade and get a Target gift card in exchange to use on the purchase of any iPod.  Store trade in hours are 11am - 7pm Sunday - Saturday.  Go to the electronics department for more details.

Amazon Free Music Downloads

This week's free Amazon music downloads are here on the right side of the page.

EXPIRED: This Weeks Famous Footwear Deal

Famous Footwear has a new 20% off coupon valid until August 28, 2010.  Combine this coupon with their buy one, get one 1/2 off sale and save even more.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, Maryland

Arundel Mills Mall is part of the Simon Group.
The mall coupons and memberships used to be free, however now they operate things differently now.
The Arundel Mills Mall has several promotions going on at the same time.

First is a free coupon brochure valid until the end of August 2010 that you fill out a form at Guest Services to receive.  You must present the brochure to participating retailers to receive your special discounts.
Discounts from the free brochure include the following:
Banana Republic Factory Store - 10% off your purchase of $100 or more
Carter's - $5 off your purchase of $35 or more
The Children's Place - 15% off your entire purchase
Gap Outlet - 10% off your purchase of $75 or more
Guess Factory Outlet - 20% off your purchase of $100 or more
Lego Store - $5 off your purchase of $35 or more
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Buy one full price adult admission ticket and get one adult ticket admission for free
Neiman Marcus Last Call - Present the coupon to NM Last Call Store and receive $25 off one item priced $100 or more.
Oshkosh B'Gosh Outlet - $5 off your purchase of $35 or more
Remomo Cafe Italia - Momo's bogo @ 50% buy one entree and get the second entree (of equal or lesser value) 50% off
Tommy Hillfiger Company Store - 15% off your purchase of $100 or more or 10% off your entire purchase
Wilsons Leather Outlet - $20 off your purchase of $100 or more (excludes clearance)


Second promotion going on is you can receive the Arundel Mills Mall coupon booklet valid until May 31, 2011 by signing up at Guest Services.  In previous years, the coupon booklet used to be free.  However this year, you can still get it for free if you are a AAA member and show them your card.  If you are not a AAA member, you will need to pay $2 for the coupon booklet that now includes over 70 retailers.
Discounts included in this coupon booklet include:
Aeropostale - $10 off of $50
Anne Taylor Factory Store - Take an additional 15% off your purchase of $100 or more
Auntie Anne's - Free pretzel with the purchase of any pretzel dog or stix
Banana Republic Factory Store - 10% off your purchase of $100 or more
Bass - 10% off purchase of $50
BCBG Maxazria - 10% off any purchase of $100 or more
Beauty Outlet - $20 of wig purchase of $100 (single purchase), $50 off wig purchase of $175 or higher (one wig)
Bed, Bath & Beyond - $5 off any purchase of $15 or more
Books A Million - $5 off any purchase of $25 or more
Burlington Coat Factory - 20% off a single item
Calvin Klein - 10% off purchase of $100 or more
Carter's - $5 off your purchase of $35 or more
Catherine's Plus Sizes - $10 off of $25 purchase
Champion Outlet - $10 off your purchase of $50 or more
The Children's Place - 15% off your entire purchase
CR Jewelers - Buy 3 beads, get 1 free
Crocs - Buy one pair, get the second pair for free
Dave and Busters - Free $10 game play with $10 in game play
Disney Store - 10% off any purchase of $40 or more
Dressbarn - $10 off any $50 purchase
Eddie Bauer Outlet - 15% off your purchase of $75 or more
Esprit - 30% off your purchase of $75 or more
Finish Line - $10 off your purchase of $60 or more
Foot Locker - $10 off a purchase of $50 or more
FYE - 30% off any one used cd or dvd (limited exclusions apply)
Gap Outlet - 10% off your purchase of $75 or more
Glamour Nails - 20% off any full set of nails
Glamour Shots - free 10 x 13 with any purchase
GNC - $5 off of $50
Guess Factory Store - 15% off of $75 or more
Gymboree Outlet - 15% off your purchase of $75 or more
J. Crew Factory Outlet - 10% off any purchase of $150 or more
Jewelry Service Center - buy one watch battery, receive one watch battery of equal or lesser value for free
Jones New York - 10% off $100 purchase or more
Journey's - 15% off your entire purchase
Kasper - 10% off your purchase of $100 or more
Kenneth Cole Company Store - 20% off entire purchase
Lane Bryant Outlet - $15 off $75 purchase
Leggs, Hanes, Bali, Playtex Outlet Store - 15% off $50 purchase
Lego - $5 off a $35 purchase
Lids - 20% off a regular priced hat
Loft - 20% off entire purchase
Mastercuts - Receive a haircut from MasterCuts for only $12.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Adults save $10, Kids save $5 (12 and under)
Modell's Sporting Goods - 15% off total purchase or regular-priced merchandise
Nail Trix - 20% off manicure and pedicure
Natural Relaxation - 20% off before 2pm, group special for 2 or more people
Neiman Marcus Last Call Store - $20 off one regular priced item valued at $100 or more
Nike Factory Store - $20 a purchase of $100 or more
Nine West Outlet - 15% off any one item
OshKosh B'Gosh - $5 off your purchase of $35 or more
Papaya - 10% off on purchase of $50 or more
Perfumania - $5 off any purchase of $50 or more
Quicksilver - 20% off your purchase
Rack Room Shoes - $10 off the purchase of $60 or more
Rafet's Hairmasters - 20% off your first visit, free haircut & style with any paid full highlights or color - your first visit.
Remomo's Cafe Italia - Momo's bogo # 50%, buy one entree ($11 minimum) and get the second entree (or equal or lesser value) 50% off
Robert Wayne Footwear - 15% off the entire store
Rue 21 - 15% off a $30 purchase or more
Saks Fifth Avenue - $20 off a purchase of $100 or more
Samsonite Factory Outlet - Yacht tote ($19.95 value) FREE with any purchase of $100 or more
Sleep Number by Select Comfort - 30% on exclusive bedding solutions when you purchase a comfort package.
Sketchers - $20 off your purchase of $100 or more
Spencer's - 20% discount off a single non-sale item at Spencer's
Ties, Shirts & Suits - 100% silk neck ties 3 for $14.99 (regularly 3 for $19.99), 25% savings
Timberland Factory Store - 10% off your purchase of $100 or more
Time Factory Watch Outlet - $5 off total store purchases
Tommy Hilfiger Company Stores - 10% off your purchase of $100 or more
Ultra Diamonds - $100 off any purchase of $289 or more
United Colors of Benetton - 15% off your regular-price purchase
Vitamin World - 40% off any 1 Vitamin World or Precision Engineered Brand Item
Wilsons Leather - $15 off $100 purchase
Zales Outlet - $50 off $300 or more


Third, their Arundel Mills Kidget Club used to be free in previous years, however they are now charging a $5 membership per child.

Free Sample of Post-It Super Sticky Notes

Post-It is offering a free sample of Post-It Super Sticky notes for a limited time only.

EXPIRED: The Children's Place Sale - 2 Days Only

For two days only (until August 22, 2010), The Children's Place has a new coupon for 25% off your purchase of $50 or more.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

EXPIRED: Living Social Baltimore - Star Spangled Banner Flaghouse Admission

Living Social Baltimore deal today is for admission for 4 (2 adults and 2 children) to the Star Spangled Banner Flaghouse.  Once you purchase this deal today, it is valid until August 20, 2011.

EXPIRED: Baltimore Groupon for August 19, 2010

Today's Baltimore Groupon is $25 for $50 of apparel at GAP.  Groupon valid until November 19, 2010.  If Groupon is not redeemed before the expiration date, it can be redeemed for a $25 GAP gift card.  See GAP terms of Groupon.

Best Buy's Cinemanow .99 Movie Rentals

Best Buy introduces Cinemanow.  From now until August 21st, Best Buy's Cinemanow offering .99 movie rentals on older movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Karate Kid, The Dark Night, The Bounty Hunter, The Bourne Ultimatum, Napoleon Dynamite and Little Miss Sunshine.  Movies normally cost between $2.99 - $3.99 for a 48 hour viewing period.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rainforest Cafe Family Night Wednesday's

Rainforest Cafe has Family Night Wednesday's where they offer terrific specials on kids meals plus lots of fun activities the kids will love.  Check with your local Rainforest Cafe locations for restaurant participation.

Dollar General August Deals

Dollar General coupons are located on their main page.

View this week's Dollar General ad.

Teacher's can save 20% off between August 9, 2010 - September 5, 2010 with valid identification.

Borders free eReader App Download and Deals

Border's has some free eReader App downloads for mac, pc and portable devices.

Border's is offering up to 90% off textbooks and 50% off select titles.

Beaches Resorts Salutes Our Troops

Beaches Resorts Salutes Our U.S. Military with special savings for U.S. Military Families.
Book now and save an additional 10% off our current promotions.
Book for travel during the Fall (August 23, 2010 - October 31, 2010) and you will get 15% off.
Proof of military identification or DD-214 required among check-in at resort.  Payment of rate difference will be charged if military identification is not provided among check-in at resort.  Discount offer applicable to one room per military personnel.

Target August Deals

Target is offering 20% off a purchase of $75 or more, valid until Saturday, August 21, 2010.

Target.com is offering Target Bullseye Shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Target.com is offering  $5 off of $50 online purchase using code: TCW1BB8E.



Snapfish 50% off Photo Books for Two Days Only

Snapish is offering 50% off their 8" x 11" photo books (classic and personalized covers) for two days using coupon code GRANDBOOK, valid until August 20, 2010.

Aeropostale - Save 15% on Uniforms

At Aeropostale, buy 5 or more items from their Uniform Approved Collection and receive 15% off,  no coupon required and is valid while supplies last.

Buy.com Save $10 on $50 Home Essentials Purchase

At Buy.com save $10 off of a $50 Home Essentials purchase by going through this link, order must be placed before September 26, 2010.

Save 36% on Seventh Generation Products
Save 33% on Pampers Kandoo Products
Save 10% on all Gerber Products
Save 31% on 3-in-one Oils

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Why I love CVS Pharmacy

I love CVS Pharmacy because of the fact that you can use CVS store coupons along with manufacturer coupons, plus you earn points on your CVS card and I am also a member of the CVS Advisor Program.

You can sign up for a CVS Pharmacy Extra Care card and their email notifications online.

When you sign up for a CVS ExtraCare card and submit your email for email notifications, CVS will send you a $4 off of $20 printable coupon via email.

You can also find CVS in-store coupons here: http://print.coupons.com/couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=14415&zid=oj97&nid=10&bid=alk0817140823fcee3f1ec21218

When you arrive in-store, remember to scan your ExtraCare card in the coupon scanner and it will spit out money saving coupons.

When you transfer your prescription to CVS Pharmacy, you receive a $25 pharmacy gift card that can be used as cash on future purchases at CVS Pharmacy (in-store use only).

Baltimore Groupon for August 17, 2010

$15 for $30 worth of creole and cajun cuisine at Ethel and Ramone's, details here: http://www.groupon.com/baltimore/

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works Mystery Savings Coupon is valid August 17-19, 2010.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wendy's Fresh Salad

Use this Wendy's $1 off coupon on a fresh salad to enjoy a Wendy's Fresh Salad.

Snapfish is Launching their New Site Today

Snapfish is launching their new site today.  The are offering free shipping for two days, plus get a free 8x10 collage print when you use online coupon code GRANDSHIP, valid until August 17, 2010.

Mambo Sprout Coupons

New Mambo Sprouts coupons are here to help save you some money.  You can also pick up their coupon booklets at Mom's Organic Market and Whole Foods.

Payless Shoesource BOGO + $5.95 Shipping

Payless Shoesource currently has a promotion of buy one, get one free + $5.95 shipping that is valid until September 9, 2010.  $5.95 shipping is valid in the contiguous US states only, $10 additional  surcharge for shipping to Hawaii and Alaska.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Free 5x7 HP Print

Receive this free 5x7 HP print, when you purchase one 5x7 HP print at Walmart, valid until September 15, 2010.

Build A Bear

Build A Bear has this new Build A Bear $10 off $30 coupon that is valid until September 6, 2010.

Borders Free $20 Gift Card and Double Border Bucks Deal

Borders is currently running a deal where you get a free $20 gift card and double border bucks (must be a Borders Reward Member to earn Border Bucks) with the purchase of a Kobo eReader (for a limited time only).

Seattle's Best Coffee Earn Free Beverages with your Borders Rewards Membership

Seattle's Best Coffee has this deal when you use your Borders Rewards Membership: purchase five full priced beverages and get a coupon for a free beverage (ask your barista).

Our Children's Place Deals

The Children's Place is currently having a big sale where you can get many deals at $2.99 and the best part is you can use this printable/online Children's Place 15% coupon or the 15% coupon that many (like myself) have received in the mail and your Children's Place Perks card in conjunction with this sale.  This really came in handy for school clothes shopping this year.  Our little one loved picking out his school clothes this year.

I signed up to receive their emails because the cashier told me that their email coupons are higher in savings and are frequently sent out to maximize my savings.  At the bottom of my receipt,  I will go online to complete the customer satisfaction survey to get a validation code to received 15% off my next purchase.

We were able to pick up the following:
Camo Cargo Shorts: $8.50 ($10(sale)-$1.49(coupon)-$.01 place perks), regularly $16.50/ea
Solid Cargo Shorts: $8.50 ($10(sale)-$1.50(coupon), regularly $16.50/ea
Matchable Shorts: $2.54 ($2.99(sale)-$.45(coupon)), regularly $4.99/ea
2 Rashguards: $2.54($2.99(sale)-$.45(coupon)), regularly $14.99/each
Island Design Shirt: $2.54($2.99(sale)-$.45(coupon))
Matchable T: $2.54($2.99(sale)-$.45(coupon))
Stiped T: $2.54($2.99(sale)-$.45(coupon))
Camouflage lunchbox: $6.50-$.98=$5.52
Total after sales and coupons: $38.09
Total before sales and coupons: $96.95
Total savings: $58.86

3 Free Cards at Shutterfly

I just used Shutterfly's current deal for three free cards, just pay tax and shipping.  I used coupon code SUMMERCARDS, valid until September 1, 2010.

Cards are regularly $2.49/each.  Total paid $1.01 (.99 s/h + .02 tax).

Thank Shutterfly for this great deal!

Items In Our Mailbox

We have received the following in August via our mailbox.


Consignments:
Check for $31.18

Coupons:
Costco coupon booklet
Proctor and Gamble coupon booklet
Target Brand coupon booklet


Freebies:
2011 Ikea catalog
Home Depot's Martha Stewart 8 oz. paint sample
Sesame Street book from Riviera Beach Elementary School
Pizza on the Grill book


Rebates:
Ace Rebate check for $19 
Ace Rebate check for $20


Samples:
Eucerin Daily Skin Balance lotion
Fleishmann's pizza dough yeast 
Head & Shoulders 2 in 1 Hair Endurance for Men shampoo + conditioner
Nivea Happy Sensation daily lotion
Pantene Color Preserve Volume shampoo and conditioner