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
DJ Inkers
Family Fun
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

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

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.

Check for $31.18

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

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

Ace Rebate check for $19 
Ace Rebate check for $20

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

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Busch Gardens 2010

We decided to take the kids and head to Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 and had a wonderful time.  As usual, it took about 3 1/2 hours to drive down there.  We arrived at 1030am and left about 4pm.  We all enjoyed our quality time together as a family.  Here are a few pictures from our day.

Rope bridge

 River boat ride

Horse scratching 

 Kids in old phone booth

Kids boat ride 

 Check out the German hat

End of the day

We used our free admission through Here's to Our Heroes program.  We had German food for lunch - yum!  We walked a lot, stood in long lines to enjoy great rides, enjoyed the giant tree house with rope bridge, took a boat ride down the river and enjoyed the Sesame Street 4D show.  The weather was beautiful, sunny and hot (95 degrees) and with occasional overcast.  We all really had a good time!  The kids got to rest all the way home and Mike and I took turns driving home.

My Excellent Staples Purchase

For some time now, I have been searching for digital voice recorder and have not been able to find any excellent deals.  It was on sale at Staples.com for $29.99 (regularly $39.99) when I search online on July 31, 2010.  I decided that I would use my Staples Rewards certificate (that expired that same day) toward the purchase of it.  Here is the breakdown of my purchase.

SONY BX800 DIGITAL RECORD - on sale for $29.99 - $21.30 (reward certificate) = $8.69 + .52 (tax) = $9.21 with free store to store delivery.  It is ready for pick up at the store.

My Great Contact Lens Deal

At my last eye exam, the doctor told me that my prescription had changed since my last eye exam.  I knew I needed new contacts but I was not willing to pay the $65/box price tag at Anchor Eye Care located at the Annapolis Navy Exchange.  Today, I had a heck of a time trying to get my right contact in.  After several tries, I noticed that the right contact had a rip in it which did not make me happy one bit.  Luckily we were not planning on going out today.  

I created a spreadsheet so that I could do my research and compare prices online, look for coupons, see what kinds of rebates were being offered and to see what kind of cash back I could find.  After much price comparisons today, I decided that the best deal I could get was the following.

I decided to go with visiondirect.com.  Here are the details of the deal I just got.  

I use Ciba Vision Focus Night & Day (now called Ciba Vision Air Optix Night & Day).

I purchased 2 boxes for the right eye and 2 boxes for the left eye (different prescriptions) totaling 4 boxes.

$49.99/box x 4 boxes = $199.96 - $46.39(20% online coupon + free shipping:20NEW) = $153.57 - $40 Mail-In-Rebate (MIR) = $113.57 - $10.75 (7% Shop at Home cash back online rebate) = $102.85/4 boxes or $25.71 box with free shipping.  

This is the best deal I could find for a years worth of contacts.  


1 box has 6 pairs of lenses.

20% off plus free shipping coupon valid until August 31, 2010.  

$40 Ciba MIR on 4 box purchase valid until December 31, 2010.  

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