Thursday, December 29, 2011

AAA's Tipsy Tow

My friend Jackie posted this on her Facebook Page so I thought I would research it and then write out.

If you drink too much on New Years Eve, keep AAA's Tipsy Tow phone number handy because they will get both you and your vehicle home for free.  Free towing from 6pm Saturday, December 31, 2011 to 6am Sunday, January 1, 2012 when you call 1-800-AAA-Help (222-4357).  Southern New England AAA is not participating in Tipsy Tow.  The best part is that you do not have to be a AAA member.

AAA Tipsy Tow also operates on Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco De Mayo and Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day weekend, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Our New Keurig

So yesterday, we were kicking back relaxing and heard a ring at the door.  I opened the door and found our new Keurig brewing system sitting there.  I said out loud - our Keurig arrived, let's set it up now.  In a matter of minutes, we swapped out the old with the new. 

Old Costco Keurig

New Premium Brewing System

Not too long after that, we was drinking our first cup of coffee from it.  The first cup tasted watery, so this morning I adjusted the creamer and it tastes just like it used to. 

I'm feeling good after my morning cup of coffee today.  I am so glad that things are back to normal in our coffee world.

I love me some Pumpkin Spice K-Cups and some Gingerbread Creamer - Yum!

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Endless Coffee

So this morning I woke up looking forward to my morning cup of coffee like I do every morning.  I grab my cup, add two sugars, a little bit of cream and an ice cube (I know I get upset when I burn my tongue).  I go over to the coffee maker and grab my k-cup, put it in our Keurig and press the button.  Surprise a perfect cup of coffee right?  Wrong, it is an endless cup of coffee and when I say endless, I mean the water will not stop brewing and if that was not enough, the machine turns off in the middle of my brewing after I have already switched over to the second cup to try to save my first cup.  Grrr, so what do I do?  I pour our some of the water from my first cup and mix the sugar and creamer in so that I can at least enjoy one cup of coffee today because I really need it.  So, after that I sit down and start reading my emails.

Soon after my husband comes out for his coffee and I tell him what happened to me and I told him I hope the same thing does not happen to you and I continue to read my emails.  He tries several times to fix the darn thing trying to get working to no avail and you know how frustrating it can be when the coffee maker does not work when you want it to, I know I do anyway.  It is only then that I look up Keurig Customer Support online and proceed to call them for assistance or direction.  I tell the customer support lady what is happening with our machine.  She apologizes for the problems we are having with our machine and gets more information from me.  I was very calm because I was enjoying the last cup of coffee from our Keurig.  To my delight, she informs me that she will send us a one time replacement in the mail within 3-7 business days free of charge.  Yay and I am super happy when she tells me that they do not offer the Costco Keurig on their website so she will upgrade me to the Keurig Platinum Brewing System that has a few more different features and still all for free.  The only thing I need to do is send the black piece that the k-cup sits in to them withing 30 days from today.  The new system comes with a one year warranty that we will register online just as we did this one but will not have the k-cup sampler which is just fine with me.

So now 3-7 days without coffee is going to be really rough because it's the only coffee maker we have now since I got rid of my other one.  I guess our Monster will have to get us through these next critical days.  It will be another great day to be thankful for when we receive our new brewing system in the mail.

Thursday, December 22, 2011's $1 for $25 Gift Certificates is having an unprecedented sale December 20, 2011 - December 24, 2011 where you can get $25 gift certificates for only $1 when you use coupon code JOY.  Plus when you shop through an online rebate site, put even more of that dollar back in your pocket. is offering 35% cash back. is offering 35% cash back. is offering 30% cash back.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Redbox Codes for 12 Days

Redbox will be having codes sent to your mobile phone for 12 days of deals and prizes beginning December 13, 2011.

Monster Hooded Sweatshirt Order

Today I am working on our Monster Energy Drink Team Gear order where we are redeeming 100 Monster drink tabs for two hooded sweatshirts via U.S. mail. 

All you need to do is go to their Monster Team Gear website and order your items.  We added two hooded sweatshirts at 50 drink tabs each totaling 100 drink tabs redemption to our cart and purchased it.  We were charged $4.95 shipping and handling per item, totaling $9.90.  You print two copies of the receipt.  The first copy you need to cut the bottom off and place it on your envelope and include the top portion along with your tabs inside the envelope and mail it off to them within the 25 day validity period.  The second copy is for your records.

The fine print states that no orders will be accepted after the 25 day validity date.  Orders without tabs are not valid.  Do NOT ship via UPS because UPS will not deliver to P.O. Boxes.  Orders may take up to 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Visit their website and get your Monster Team Gear now!

Free E-Cards

As Christmas fast approaches, Christmas cards are on more and more people's minds.  Ours were made late this year because I did not have them made before December 1st like I usually do.  I am still writing them out and will mail them this week.  I had our photo Christmas cards made at Costco this year and I am not happy with the quality of them so guaranteed next year, I will refrain from using their services.

Whether it be because Christmas is getting closer or because e-cards are the way to go, e-card sites are very popular so I decided to make a short list of where you can go for your free e-card resources that I have personally used in years past.

Making Our Own Laundry Detergent Night

Lately, I noticed that I have been purchasing so much laundry detergent that it is getting ridiculous.  Laundry detergent prices are ridiculous even with a coupon and the pace at which we use it up is driving me crazy.

So this week, I picked up some Arm & Hammer Washing Soda to start making our own laundry detergent again like we always used to do in Maryland.  Our kids decided that they wanted in on the action of making three batches of powdered laundry detergent tonight.  Tyler was in charge of measuring out the one cup of Borax under my supervision, Lane was responsible for measuring out the one cup of Super Washing Soda and I was in charge of measuring out the two and a half cups of Irish Spring shredded bar soap (you can use any scent bar soap that you prefer). 

We still had some of the ingredients from when we lived in Maryland, so I used the Super Washing Soda I purchased at Walmart this week along with the other ingredients I already had and whipped up three recipes which should last us for awhile.  To shred the bar soap, I used the shredder attachment for my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.  We store our powdered laundry detergent in plastic containers with screw on tops.

Some people may say that we spend more time making up the batches then it is worth.  To that I say our family has always enjoyed doing things together and taking a few minutes to make laundry detergent together is no different.  The first year we made our own laundry detergent we only spent about $50 that year on all the supplies.  We will have to see if the prices still ring true here in California where everything seems to be expensive. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Converse $100 gift card for $75

You can now get a $100 Converse gift card for $75 here:

Get the details by reading the fine print:
Add a $100 gift card to your cart for $75 (Digital E-Gift Cards are not valid for discount). Offer automatically applied at checkout. Offer valid only on 12/8/11 (until 12 midnight EST) at Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts, including employee discounts. Discount applies to merchandise only, not valued towards taxes or shipping & handling charges. No adjustments on previous purchases. Offer is not transferable; not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Converse is not responsible for lost or stolen discount cards. Returns and exchanges are subject to Converse's Return Policy. Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Online Rebate Money

You know how I am always talking about if you shop through an online rebate site like, or you can put some cash back into your pocket just by making the purchases you were already planning on?

Since I started using the online rebates sites, I have received the following amounts. $96.95 + $11.90 pending $27.40 plus $27.40 pending + $12 pending $8.93

Total of all online (received and pending) rebates: $172.58 cash back in our pocket

So in my opinion, it may seem like small change when you are in the motions of purchasing your items and it may take a few minutes longer but when you look at the bigger picture, $172.58 makes a big difference!

I love, and ebates because they are easy to use and offer competitive cash back rates.  Give it a try and see if you like putting money back in your pocket because I know I sure do!  Get in on the savings this holiday season!  I know I will!

Plum District $10 Coupon

Plum District has a $10 coupon code out: TURKEY10 on any deal valid today only.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bath & Body Works Holiday Event

Bath & Body Works is having their first ever Holiday Event on November 19, 2011 from 10am to 3pm.  Get a free gift with any full-size signature collection purchase.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blockbuster Express $3-$2-$1 Pricing

Blockbuster Express will begin offering $3-$2-$1 pricing beginning November 8, 2011.

Chuck E Cheese String Cheese Coupon

Chuck E Cheese is now offering a new string cheese coupon.

12 free game tokens on every package.

Old Navy 30% Friends and Family Coupon

Old Navy is running their Friends and Family promotion and has a new coupon out for 30% off that is valid until November 8, 2011.  See Coupons for exclusions.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scooby Doo Legend of the Phantosaur $3.00 Mail-In Rebate

When you purchase Scooby Doo Legend of the Phantosaur, Arby's is offering a $3.00 Mail-In Rebate.  DVD must be purchased between September 1, 2011 to February 28, 2012.  Original DVD offer certificate, original upc codes from purchased DVD and sales receipt for DVD purchased between September 1, 2011 to February 28, 2012 must be submitted by March 15, 2012.  Limit one per individual, household or group and valid only in the USA.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monster Team Gear and Coupon Policy

We have been a Monster Energy Drink loving family for years now and we are always on the look out for the best deals out there.  I was recently introduced to Monster Rehab by my good friend Diana and it tastes just like you are drinking iced tea (the good kind) and am really loving it!  My husband first loved the green one, then he moved on to the blue one and now he enjoys the purple one.  The purple one was recently on sale at a local supermarket but I could not find it anywhere else.  Since then, my good friend Diana told me that the Costco in Irvine has the 24 pack for about $30.00.  Only problem is that Irvine is about a hour and twenty minutes away.  Last time I was there I picked up some.  I guess we'll have to ask Diana if she can pick some up for us whenever she comes down and just pay her back since our Costco here does not carry the purple one.  Occasionally, Costco has a manufacturer coupon for $6 off per case.  I try to wait for those times to stock up but those promotions are so few and far between.

On the Monster Energy Drink website, I found out that they never offers online or printable coupons for Monster Energy Drinks.  Therefore all online or printable coupons out there are all fraudulent and should be reported to their Consumer Relations Department at 800-426-7367.

Monster Energy Drinks is offering Free Monster Team Gear when you purchase Monster Energy Drinks and mail in the can tabs and pay $4.95 shipping and handling per item.

Items Available:
Beanie - 25 tabs
Men's T-Shirt - 30 tabs
Women's T-Shirt - 30 tabs
Hooded Sweatshirt - 50 tabs

Recycling For Money

We pay a CRV on most of our bottled items when we purchase them in store so we also recycle them to get our five cents back for every CRV beverage container.  We recycle our own aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles to get our CRV monies back.

We recycle our CRV beverage containers, glass bottles, aluminum cans and plastic containers at One Earth Recycling at the 5980 Fairmont Ave. Ste. 106, San Diego, CA  92120 location.  If you like them on Facebook you get an additional two cents per pound.

The lids can be on the plastic bottles and if it is under 2 pounds or so, they count the plastic bottles individually.  Be careful because there are some plastic bottles that you cannot recycle for money.

Last time my friend Shanna and I took our recycling down, I redeemed $29.00 and she redeemed something like $26.00 worth of recyclables.  That is $29.00 back in my pocket and $26.00 back in hers.

Recycling is not only helping our environment but we are also putting money back in our pockets so it is a win win situation.'s Buy 1, Get 1 Free Promotion

It's one of my favorite times of year - Halloween and's buy one, get one free promotion
Need a new pair or glasses? Check out and use code: IFJLXALB2Z to get 15% off your next order.
I have been purchasing my glasses from for about 3-4 years now so I know the quality is great!
Plus, if you shop through an online rebate site, you can get a percentage back on top of that. - 7% - 10% - 7%

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Redbox Increases Prices For Daily Rentals

Effective Monday, October 31, 2011, Redbox will be increasing the daily rental rate from $1.00 to $1.20 citing
The price change is due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray™ Discs and video games won't change.** Additional-day charges for DVDs rented before 10/31 won't be affected, either.

In order to make the transition easier, Redbox will discount the first day of all online DVD rentals to $1.00 from 10/31 through 11/30. Additional rental days will be $1.20.***
This is their first price change in more then eight years.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Big G (General Mills) and DC Comics Combine Powers

Big G (General Mills) and DC Comics combine powers to promoto reading among children.  Specially marked Big G cereals now feature and action packed collectable Justice League comic books.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

CVS Photo is offering 20 Free Instant 4x6 Prints

CVS Photo is offering 20 Free Instant 4x6 Prints from your Facebook Account.  Registration is open until October 23, 2011.

The fine print:
Limit one per customer. Valid in-store only. You will receive an email with a coupon containing full offer details. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to CVS/pharmacy and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used by CVS/pharmacy to respond to your request.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Free Embossing Card Making Kit from Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions is offering a Free Embossing Card Making Kit just pay $2.50 shipping for a limited time.
Your kit includes one solid brass embossing template, one embossing tool/stylus, six gift tags and eight paper swatches.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Holiday Helpers

The holiday's are fast approaching and I have compiled a list of holiday helpers that can help us reach our monetary goal for the upcoming gift giving season without putting too much of a strain on our budgets.

Recently, there has been increased interest in companies that offer layaway programs because it allows the consumer to put down a small payment to hold their items and pay a little every month instead of paying for your items all at once.  Companies that offer layaway programs offer flexibility and convenience for the consumer.

Best Buy Layaway Program
KMART Layaway Program
Navy Exchange Layaway Program
Sears Layaway Program 
ToysRUs Layaway Program

Recycling your ununsed electronics is a good thing both for the consumer and for the environment.  It allows us to utilize trade-in programs and in exchange we get credit for our unused electronics.  Check out this article for more information regarding Buy Back Programs vs. Trade-In Programs.

Amazon Electronics Trade-In
Best Buy Trade-In Center
Costco Electronics Trade-In Program
Ebay Instant Sale
HP Trade-In Program
Kodak's Electronic Trade-In Program  is run through SMASH Direct, a Kodak partner
Newegg's Electronics Trade-In Program: Gazelle
Radio Shack Trade & Save Program
Sam's Club Trade-In & Recycle Electronics Program Powered by EcoNew
Sears Electronics Trade-In System:
Sony Trade-In or Recycling Program
Swagbucks Electronics, Games & Books Trade-In Program
Target's NextWorth Trade-In Program
Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program
Walmart's Electronics Trade-In Program: Gazelle

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Plum District Deal

Purchase any $20 Plum District Deal today and they will send you a $5 Subway gift card.  Offer valid until October 9, 2011.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

POM Light Coupon

POM Light has a new coupon out for 50 cents off a 16 oz. bottle.

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Safari Park Kids Free In October

The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Safari Park are running a promotion called Kids Free In October.  Check it out now and go and have some fun.

Active Duty Military Service Members are always free with valid military id card.
Active Duty Military Service Members and their families can purchase discount tickets at their ITR offices.
Also, in the Family magazine, they are offering annual memberships for $10 off.  Family magazines can be picked up at various locations.  We picked our copy up at McDonald's.

This Weeks Coupons - September 26 - October 2, 2011

Children's Place buy more, save more sale online only for four days.

Land's End coupon for an additional 25% off sale and clearance valid today only.

Einstein Bros. has a new coupon for $2 off a Steak and Cheddar Egg Sandwich.  This coupon is valid until October 12, 2011. is having a Groundbreaking 90% off sale TODAY ONLY plus if you go through, you can save an additional 50% in cash back.

T.G.I Friday's has a new coupon out for get 20% off your entire food purchase. 
This coupon is reusable until October 5, 2011 at participating locations.  See coupon for exclusions because there is a lot.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My New Adventure

Starting my own business is a fun, exciting opportunity to share Scentsy with others who may already love the products or to share what Scentsy is all about with those who have never heard of it or want to find out more about it. 

Prior to starting my own business, I had fallen in love with Scentsy products.  I had been introduced to Scentsy products when we first moved here by a really good friend of mine Melody Perez.  To start out, I purchased a few products and have been using them in my home ever since.  I did a lot of research and probed a friend of mine who is an Independent Scentsy Consultant for information.  When all of my questions had been answered, concerns had been put to rest and when my schedule finally somewhat slowed down, I signed up to be an Independent Consultant with Scentsy.

Scentsy is a fast growing company that offers a large variety of premium full-size, full-size, medium-sized and plug-in warmers to match your home decor.   Scentsy warmers use low watt (25, 20 or 15 watt) bulbs to melt custom parafin wax that have no soot, no flame and no wick and is safe enough to be around our kids and pets.

I am so happy with all the support from my family and friends who have helped me get my business started.  I am thankful for all the advice that my friends have shared with me regarding what works and what does not work in their experiences.  As I do more parties, I am hoping to find my own style and niche and work from there.

It has been nearly a half a month and I have reached my first goal and I am so very happy!  Thank you my friends for hosting your parties and inviting us into your homes to experience Scentsy together.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011's New Coupon

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that my favorite place to purchase my glasses are at  I love their selection of glasses that range anywhere from $7.95 and up in price.  In case you missed their last promo, they have a new coupon out to save an additional 15% off your entire order by using coupon code: 15SALE.  You can also get free shipping when you purchases total $99 and up.  This offer ends ends October 9, 2011.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Coach Factory Outlet Coupon

Coach has a new factory outlet printable coupon good for an additional 20% off  already reduced prices valid until Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Free Halloween Brain Mold

Jello is offering a free halloween brain mold if you pay $2.95 shipping while supplies last until October 31, 2011.  After October 31, 2011, the price of this mold will be $2.00.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cold Stone Creamery World's Largest Ice Cream Social

At Cold Stone Creamery, September is Make A Wish Month.  Join them for the 10th Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social and receive a Sprinkled With Wishes Creation Free on September 27, 2011 from 5-8pm.

The Children's Place - Place Cash

Earn Place Cash at The Children's Place between August 21, 2011 - September 14, 2011, get $20 for every $40 your spend off your next in-store purchase of $40 or more from September 15, 2011 - September 22, 2011 in a single transaction.

The Fine Print:
***From 8/21/11 through 9/14/11, for every merchandise transaction of $40 or more at participating store locations of The Children's Place in USA or Puerto Rico, purchaser will receive $20 PLACE cash to use toward their next purchase of $40 or more at any store location of The Children's Place in USA or Puerto Rico from 9/15/11 through 9/22/11. There is no limit to the amount of PLACE cash coupons a customer can earn. Employees of The Children's Place do not qualify for issuance or redemption of PLACE cash. Not valid in Canada stores, or online @

To qualify for issuance of PLACE cash, purchase must exceed $40 before tax and after other discounts or promotions. Qualifying purchase must be made in one transaction. Transactions may not be combined to meet $40 thresholds. Merchandise credits cannot be used as a form of payment in conjunction with PLACE cash issuance or redemption. PLACE cash cannot be earned or redeemed for the purchase of gift cards. If a customer elects to return any items from a transaction that qualified for PLACE cash, the transaction total will be re-evaluated and PLACE cash will be adjusted.

Redemption transactions involving PLACE cash are not eligible for price adjustments. PLACE cash may not be redeemed for cash. No adjustments will be made to prior sales. Lost, stolen, expired or destroyed PLACE cash will not be replaced. Customers can redeem $20 off a $40 merchandise purchase during the redemption period only. There is no limit to how many coupons a customer may redeem, but in a single transaction a customer may only redeem up to three coupons. Not valid toward the purchase of gift cards or previously purchased merchandise, or used toward credit card payments. Original receipt from qualifying purchase must be attached to the PLACE cash in order to redeem in stores. Your PLACE cash will be applied as a percentage discount on each item in your transaction, but will appear as a dollar amount applied. You will receive the price paid (after the discount) on all returned or exchanged merchandise. The value of your PLACE cash will not be returned if you make a return or exchange. Any violation of the above will result in deactivation of the affected PLACE cash.

Sears Rebates and Coupons

Check out Sears Rebates and Coupons webpage to start saving now.

Harbor Freight Tools Free Item With Purchase

Now with your purchase at Harbor Freight Tools, you can get a free item with purchase.  Coupon is valid in-store only and only on September 5, 2011.  Limit one per customer per day.

Choose from the following items:
40 piece 3/8" and 1/4" Drive Socket Set (Item 47902)
7 Function Digital Multimeter (Item 90899/98025)
Four Outlet Power Strip (Item 91334)

Papa John's $5 off Madden 12

Papa John's is running a promo where you can get $5 off Madden 12 with any online purchase at  Offer expires February 29, 2012 and valid at participating Papa John's locations.

AAA Member Discounts

AAA Members not only get piece of mind and security when they drive, they also get special discounts when they show their AAA cards at participating businesses on this like dining, shopping, restaurants and entertainment.  Click here to join AAA.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ikea Kids Eat Free September 3-5, 2011

Ikea is running their Kids Eat Free Promotion again September 3-5, 2011.

September 3 - 5, 2011, Kids choose one combo meal valued at $2.49. Kids Mac & Cheese, Chicken tenders or Meatballs with a side (veggies, fries or mashed potatoes) and a drink (milk, lingonberry drink or fountain beverage). Children under 12 only. Child must be present. Limit one combo meal per child. No purchase necessary. Participation varies. Not valid at IKEA Houston or IKEA Home Shopping. Chicken Tenders and French Fries not available at IKEA Carson. See your local store for details.  (From Ikea Website)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Staples $10 Gift Card with $39 HP Ink Purchase Via Easy Rebate

Spend $39 on HP ink and get a $10 Staples Gift Card via easy rebate.  Offer expires September 3, 2011.  Limit 2 rebates per mailing address.  HP toner not included.

Snapfish Try 5 Greeting Cards For Free

At Snapfish, you can try 5 greeting cards for free when using coupon code: TRY5CARDS at checkout.  Coupon code is valid until September 30, 2011.  

*** Conditions of five greeting cards offer:

1. Must use code TRY5CARDS at checkout to receive five free greeting cards only. Offer applies to single greeting cards priced up to $2.99 each, for a maximum discount of $14.95. Must have five greeting cards in cart to receive the offer.
2. Offer expires September 30, 2011, while supplies last.
3. Offer applies to mail-order purchases only and cannot be used for in-store pick up. All taxes and shipping fees apply.
4. Coupon may be used only once and not in conjunction with any other offer.
5. Offer valid for U.S. customers only.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Maryland Pennysaver Coupons

The Maryland Pennysaver has some new printable coupons out for things like buy one, get one free egg and sausage biscuit at Hardee's and $5 off of grooming at Doggie D'Tales.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Post-It $10 Rebate with $20 Purchase

Post-It has a new rebate out for $10 rebate on the purchase of $20 in 3M or Post-It Labels.  Limit one rebate per name or address and valid until December 31, 2011.  Rebate claims that include original UPC code from product, original invoice/sales receipt and completed rebate form must be postmarked by January 31, 2012.  This offer is limited to U.S. residents only.  Keep a copy for your records and allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Lysol Rebate

Lysol has a new rebate out for buy any 2 Lysol products, get one free Lysol wipes.  This is a great Back To School item for your child's classroom or for your home.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

DealPulp $10 off $25 Coupon

DealPulp is rolling out a new online $10 off $25 coupon for Back to School when you use online coupon code: BACK2SCHOOL, valid now through August 15, 2011 at 11:59 PT.  Plus they are still having their $2.99 flat shipping special going on.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kraft First Taste New Coupon

Check your Kraft First Taste Account for your new Jet-Puffed Stackermallows marshmallows printable coupon.  These are great on smores.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Big Vanilla Free Kids Fitness Week August 29, 2011 - September 2, 2011

Big Vanilla in Pasadena, Maryland will be having their Free Kids Fitness Week August 29, 2011 - September 2, 2011.

Poolside Movie Night at Big Vanilla in Pasadena, Maryland

Big Vanilla in Pasadena, Maryland is having their Poolside Movie Night on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 8pm-10pm showing the movie Rango.  Tickets are $4 for members and $6 for non-members.  No coolers and bring chairs and blankets.  Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Maryland Pennysaver Coupons

Check out the new Maryland Pennysaver Coupons now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Food Truck Heaven in San Diego, CA

Tonight we found out there would be a cluster of food trucks on Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego, California not too far from our house.  We checked them out for dinner tonight.  There were six food trucks in all Two For The Road, Tabe, Sweet Treats, Asian Persuasion, Super Q and another one that I cannot remember the name of that sold Perogi's.  We checked it out basically to try the Cap'n Crunch Crab Cakes from Two For The Road but we tried out much more.

While waiting for Two For The Road to open up, we had the pleasure of meeting the owners Roberto and Lisa.  It is great to know that all of their food is made fresh.

Food from Two For The Road
 Cap'n Crunch Crab Cakes - Delicious!

Parmesan Fries - Great!

Food from Tabe
 Teriyaki Chicken - Tasty!

 Kobe Beef Slider - 
My mom said it is passable but she would not order it again.

Food from Sweet Treats
 Red Velvet Cupcake


 Chocolate Bomb - Decadent and so worth the $5!

 Raspberry Lemon Cupcake

 Chocolate Covered Bacon - My son said it was beast!

  Chocolate Covered Cupcake - Cupcake was dry.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ebates Online Rebate Program

Ever since I found Ebates Online Rebate Program, I have been able to save on great deals such as Groupon, BuyWithMe and - Free Printable Coupons

Visit and start saving on products you already purchase with their free printable coupons.  Plus this week, there are a lot of blu-ray coupons as well.

Bucca di Beppo Restaurant Review

We went to this location (705 6th Ave in San Diego, CA 92101) in July 2011 because it is where my son wanted to try.  We felt lucky getting a metered parking stall along the side of the restaurant.  When we arrived there was no line and was seated in less then 5 minutes.  We were shown to our table and given menus and the lunch specials.  Our waitress came by a few minutes later and asked if we know of their specials which we did.  She asked us what we wanted to drink and we told her and it was brought back within 5 minutes.  She dropped off our drinks and left because we were still deciding what to eat.  She didn't come back to our table for nearly 10+ minutes and that was frustrating.  After we placed our order with her, she never came back to refill any of our drinks or check on us or anything throughout the entire meal.  Her manager was very pleasant and refilled our drinks with a smile.  At the end of the meal after we had waited forever for her to come back, we had to flag her down to even get our check and only then did she ask if we needed a box and she could get us any dessert.  It was like she completely forgot about our table and that kind of stuff irritates me to no end because their tip is all about their service that they render to their tables.  The food was delicious but the service made our experience less then enjoyable.  I will not go back to this location.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Home Depot Garden Club

Join the Home Depot Garden Club and get tips and coupons either emailed or mailed to you.  In the past, they have sent coupons for buy one, get one fruit tree free, coupons for cleaning products, etc...  Signing up for their Garden Club is free and the tips help you learn more about your own garden.  I have been a part of their garden club for a few years now and have enjoyed the savings.

Chili's Kids Eat Free

Chili's just sent out a new coupon for Kid's Eat Free via their email list.  Their new coupon is valid only at August 8, 2011.

You can join Chili's Email Club here to get these wonderful deals sent directly to your inbox.  When you sign up, you get a coupon for free chips and queso.

K-Cup Deal

This month at your local Navy Exchange, eligible patrons can purchase their K-Cup Flavor of the Month Tully's French Roast 18 count for $8.99.  Plus if you have a manufacturer's coupon, go ahead and use that to save even more on your purchase.

Sephora Promotions

Check out Sephora's Promotions page, there are lots of promotions to choose from for different products.

Free Garnier Herbashine Hair Color Coming Soon

Coming soon, Garnier will be giving away thousands of boxes of free Herbashine hair color when you Like the on Facebook.

Lego Store To Open In San Diego, CA

The Lego website says that they are planning on opening a Lego Store in Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, California sometime this year.

Free 8x10 Print At Walgreens

Today only Walgreens is offering a free 8x10 print when you use coupon code free at checkout.  Thanks Coupons Are Great for sharing this great deal!

Guitar Center Freebies With Purchase and Rebates

Check out Guitar Center's freebies with purchase and rebates page.  They have a lot of promotions going on for different items.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bath & Body Works $10 off of $30 Printable Coupon

Bath & Body Works $10 off of $30 printable coupon.

Office Depot Free Backpack with Lunch Tote with $15 School Supply Purchase

Office Depot has a promo going on where you can get a free backpack with lunch tote with the purchase of $15 in school supplies.  Check their advertisement.

Mamapedia First Time Buyer Special

Mamapedia is running a first time buyer special of $3 off when you use coupon code: DEBT3OFF.  Register at Mamapedia now and see how you can get some of the best deals out there and support your favorite school at the same time.

Redbox Rent 2 Movies, Get 1 Free

Now at Redbox kiosks, if you rent 2 movies at the same time between July 18-31, 2011, provide your email address at checkout and Redbox will email you a free one night dvd rental promo code valid August 1-14, 2011.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

VocalPoint's BillMyParents Spend Smart Card New Program

Go to to register to become a member now and be a part of their new BillMyParents Spend Smart Card that helps teach teens smart spending habits when it counts.  It is a new tool to help moms teach their teens about smart spending that will work in conjunction with what you are teaching them at home.

New Maryland Pennysaver Coupons

Maryland Pennysaver has some new printable coupons out here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dunkin' Donuts Earn 10% With DD Perks

Earn 10% when you set up auto recharge on your DD Perks Card.

Game Stop 50% Extra In Store Credit

Game Stop 50% Extra In Store Credit on trades towards purchases of pre-owned games, accessories and systems.

Free Kids Konserve Lunch Sack

Sign up for a free Kids Konserve Lunch Sack here.

You will need to fill in the form, submit the proofs of purchase and mail in your form with eligible proof of purchase.  Eligible products include Annie's Homegrown Product, Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 6-pack or squeezers, Honest Kids Organic Drinks 8-pack carton or 64 oz. bottle and Seventh Generation Disinfectants (sprays or wipes).  Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Coach Outlet Savings

Sign up for Coach Outlet Savings now to enjoy an additional 30% off their already reduced prices now through August 7, 2011.  Start saving now!

Deal Pulp's $5 off of $10 Coupon

Deal Pulp is sharing a $5 off of $10 purchase coupon with my readers when you use coupon code: SHOPLATELY that will expire tomorrow, July 28, 2011 at 11:59pm PST.

Deal Pulp is still offering their $2.99 flat rate shipping on all orders.

Deal Pulp is running a "Show us some pulp, win some jewelry" on their facebook page at

Thanks Deal Pulp for sharing this coupon with my readers!

Join Ikea Family Now

Join Ikea Family now and start saving on many of your favorite items, be entered to win $100 Ikea gift card every time you scan your card in store, save on Ikea Family Products, enjoy free tea and/or coffee when you visit their restaurant, enjoy 30 minutes extra for your kids at Smaland (capacity depending) and get a personal portal web with shopping lists and special occasions.  Need more info?  Check out Ikea Family FAQ's.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Entertainment Books 2 book for $10 plus Free Shipping

Entertainment Book is running a deal where you can get 2 books for $10 plus free shipping while supplies last until July 31, 2011.  Hurry while the price is still around.  Most coupons are valid until November 1, 2011.

Note: I have more then gotten my money's worth from our San Diego book with using coupons from Buca di Beppo, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Wetzel Pretzel, Bed Bath & Beyond, Borders, Lillian Vernon, Dairy Queen, Dave & Busters, Jack in the Box, etc...

Famous Dave's is Celebrating the name Dave on August 14, 2011

Famous Dave's is celebrating the name Dave on August 14, 2011.  Free entree (up to $15) for anyone named Dave and half off entree (up to $7.50) if your middle name is Dave (David's and Davy's count too) for one day only at participating locations.  Sorry last names do NOT count.  Must present photo ID for this free and/or half off deal.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Starbucks $2.00 Grande Beverage With Morning Purchase

I just saw a sign at the Tierrasanta Starbucks in San Diego, CA that said if you bring your receipt from your morning's purchase in after 3pm, you can get any grande beverage for $2 + tax.  I did not see an expiration date on this deal.  This is great for any Starbuck's fan!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DealPulp $5 Coupon Plus $2.99 Flat Rate Shipping On Orders Today

Dealpulp just relaunched and today and they are offering my readers $5 off any purchase using online code: MOREPULP.  Plus get $2.99 flat rate shipping on their orders today only, no coupon required.

Michaels Make It & Take It Craft Day Today from 11am-2pm

Join Michaels for their Make It & Take It craft day today from 11am - 2pm where you will explore Russian culture with today's craft nesting dolls or bears for ages 3 and up while supplies last.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A.C. Moore Craft Day - Saturday, July 16, 2011

On Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 1-5pm, A.C. Moore is having a craft day where you buy a t-shirt and dye it for free.  This would be great for kids to do during their summer vacation!

Their t-shirts are on sale at their dollar days sale 5 for $10.  Plus if you are a part of their A.C. Moore Rewards program, you can earn 50 points when you spend $25 or more in one purchase.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Commissary Deals from ConAgra Foods

Here are the new ConAgra printable coupons for their deals at the commissary.

This weeks Commissary deals for eligible patrons.

Coach Factory Outlet 30% Off Printable Coupon

Coach Factory Outlet has a new 30% off printable coupon on already reduced prices through Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Oriental Trading

I recently made an online purchase from Oriental Trading of graduation items.  I am heading up this years Kindergarten Graduation Committee for my son's class.  Here is my review of Oriental Trading.

"I am very happy with my experience on their website, the fact that they offer free shipping on qualifying orders and the quick delivery of my order. Their prices are affordable and the quality of products in my order were great! Thank you Oriental Trading!" Link of my review:!+Thank+you+Oriental+Trading!&MID=27024

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Burt's Bees $5 off $30 Purchase

Burt's Bees online is offering a $5 off $30 or more purchase using online coupon code: JUNEOOPS, valid until July 31 ,2011.

A.C. Moore's Kids Summer Fun Wednesday's

A.C. Moore will have their next Kids Summer Fun Wednesday on July 6, 2011 from 3-5pm where you can make and take create your own foam visor while supplies last.

Bruster's Sweet Rewards

July is National Ice Cream Month.  Bruster's has their new July printable coupons out today.  The first coupon is add a free scoop size upgrade for cups and cones only and the second coupon is 50 cents a freeze or any other frozen treat.

Kikkoman Free Gift with Purchase

Kikkoman is running a promotion when you purchase two Kikkoman products and send in your receipt, they will send you a free gift when you submit this redemption form.  This promotion runs July 1 - August 31, 2011.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Island Style Cafe in San Diego, CA

Island Style Cafe is the closest Hawaii local food eatery near us.  We found it while we were on the search for local foods when we first arrived in California from Maryland where we made all the local foods at home.

We tried it one evening for dinner and the food is just like home.  We didn't really get the crepe thing but I guess it must be their specialty or something.  We have had the chicken katsu, kaloco moco, barbeque chicken, fried rice, etc.. with mac salad and rice of course and everything has been ono.  We have gone back a few times since and have enjoyed their food every time.

The restaurant is clean, the staff is friendly, there is one bathroom in the back off the kitchen, there is ample parking, they have a tv up on the back wall, it is kid friendly and the prices are affordable.

My yelp review:

Solar Nails & Spa in San Diego, CA

Solar Nails & Spa - 3675 Murphy Canyon Road #A3, San Diego, CA 92123; (858) 514-8299
I was referred by a friend to this company (thank you Melody!).  Walk-in's are welcome.  I was assisted as soon as I walked in their door.  The staff is friendly, the salon was quiet, clean and nice.  There is plenty of parking.  Waxing services were completed to my satisfaction.  They are still having a Grand Opening special of 20% off your bill so now is a great time to check them out.  They are definitely getting my repeat business plus referrals to friends.

Check out my review on yelp:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Coach Outlet 30% off Printable Coupon

Coach Outlet sent me a 30% off printable coupon that I will not be using so I thought I would share it with my readers.  This coupon is valid for a one time use so if someone wants it, please post here that you are using it so no one else uses it.  Thank you.

Payless Shoesource $5 off $25 Printable Coupon

Payless Shoesource has a new $5 off $25 purchase printable coupon in-store or online, valid until July 4, 2011.

Ikea Kids Eat Free Event July 1-4, 2011

Ikea is having their Kids Eat Free Event July 1-4, 2011.

Here's what the email I received today says:
"Choose one combo meal valued at $2.49. Children under 12 only. Child must be present. Limit one combo meal per child. No purchase necessary. Participation varies. Not valid at IKEA Houston or IKEA Direct."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jamba Juice $2 Breakfast Wrap

Jamba Juice is offering a $2 breakfast wrap with purchase of any menu drink for a limited time.  Printable coupon valid June 21-30, 2011.

Iowa Meadows BuyWithMe Deal

On June 12, 2011, I purchased an excellent deal from BuyWithMe for an Iowa Meadows Grill Master Package that included  twenty 1.6-oz All-Beef Hot Dogs, eight 6-oz Angus Steak Hamburgers, and four 8-oz Sirloin Steaks ($55 value). I redeemed my voucher as soon as it become available on June 14, 2011.  They were able to deliver it the Saturday before Father's Day to my home.  

While here, their representative Dina explained how their meat is all USDA inspected and how it is a better quality that you would find in a grocery store.  

Dina explained to me that their company Celebrity Home Delivery always carries their items at rock bottom prices and that their home delivery service would be convenient and less time consuming.  She gave me a flyer, information about their company, $100 coupon and setup an appointment time even though I said I need to talk with my husband about it.  She said a representative would call me back to get more information from me.  The representative called me back on Tuesday in the middle of lunch and I straight out told him that I spoke with my husband and we are not interested in their home delivery service and to cancel my appointment.  He obliged and hung up.