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.

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.