Thursday, March 31, 2011

Arby's Free Snack With Combo Purchase

Arby's has a coupon out for a free outside-in cinnamon bites with combo purchase, valid March 31, 2011 - April 7, 2011.

Ruby Tuesday's 25% Off Your Entire Purchase

Ruby Tuesday's has a new coupon out for 25% off your entire purchase, valid March 31 - April 4, 2011.

Samsung External CD/DVD Drive

I just purchased this Samsung External CD/DVD drive for our other older laptop computer because I am thinking that this will be a quick fix to the optical drive no longer working.  This is the one that the kids will use to get on the internet to check email and play games.

Right now Newegg is offering

SAMSUNG 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 16X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Drive Model SE-S084F/RSBS for $29.99 after $7 off w/ promo code EMCKGGJ49, ends 4/6, plus it qualifies for free shipping and you will need to pay tax.  Check out the deal here.

I made my purchase through and will also get 5% cash back when all is said and done.  I cannot wait to get this in the mail and get the other laptop up and running for the kids.

Update: We received it a day or two after we ordered it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Annie's Free Veggie Seeds & Gloves

When you buy two Annie's Homegrown or Annie's Naturals products, you can receive a free Root 4 Kids Gardening Kit with free veggie seeds and gloves.

$15 Ebay Voucher For $7

Check out this article from Crystal at to get a $15 Ebay voucher for $7 Groupon.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Joann Free Shipping Coupon Code

Joann has a new free shipping coupon code: FREESHIP88 valid until March 29, 2011 with no minimum purchase.

Staples $10 Gift Card Via Easy Rebate With Purchase

Staples is offering a $10 gift card via easy rebate with purchase of $40 of HP ink, details here.

Starbuck's Earth Day is April 22, 2011

On Earth Day, April 22, 2011, Starbucks has a promotion going on where you bring in a travel cup and receive a free coffee or tea at participating stores, details here.

Chili's Kids Eat Free March 29, 2011

Chili's has a new coupon out for kids eat free on March 29, 2011 here.

Free Tide Stain Release Sample

Free Tide Stain Release Sample

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Michaels Knack Free Family Event - Bottle Cap Necklaces

Michaels held their Knack Free Family Event today from 1-3pm.  We decorated colored bottle caps with scrapbook paper and paper punch outs and then strung them with some elastic string.  The kids really had fun making this craft their own. Here are some pictures of what we created.  Thank you Grace at Michaels in Westfield Mission Valley Mall for teaching us all how to make these beautiful bottle cap necklaces today and thank you Michaels for offering your Knack Free Family Events!!

We are loving our necklaces!

Target Free 24 pack of Arrowhead Water With 2 Mio Purchase

Target is offering a free 24 pack of Arrowhead water with the purchase of two Mio water enhancers, valid March 27, 2011 - April 2, 2011.  Mio is made by Kraft and has 0 calories and 0 sugars.  It is on sale for $3.50 each.  Use the $1.00 off coupons and get them for $2.50 each.  Go here to see the deal in the Target ad.

Dippin Dots $1.00 Off Coupon

Dippin Dots just sent me $1.00 off coupon for large or mega cup.  Coupon says valid only at San Marcos, CA location.

Free with Rebate - Febreze NOTICEables Oil Warmer - Free Product Samples

Free with Rebate - Febreze NOTICEables Oil Warmer - Free Product Samples

Grab a Free Rental at Blockbuster for Kids with Good Grades - Free Product Samples

Good Grades (B Average) = Free Blockbuster Movie Rental

Grab a Free Rental at Blockbuster for Kids with Good Grades - Free Product Samples

2 Year Free Subscription to LEGO Club or LEGO Club Jr. Magazine - Free Product Samples

2 Year Free Subscription to LEGO Club or LEGO Club Jr. Magazine - Free Product Samples

Sephora - Coupon Good for a Free Mascara & Express Service - Free Product Samples

Sephora - Coupon Good for a Free Mascara & Express Service - Free Product Samples

Request 3 Different Lowes Creative Idea Magazines for Free - Free Product Samples

Request 3 Different Lowes Creative Idea Magazines for Free - Free Product Samples

Visit Blockbuster Express for 2 Free Movie Rentals with Codes - Free Product Samples

Visit Blockbuster Express for 2 Free Movie Rentals with Codes - Free Product Samples

Free Sample of Miracle Whip

Free Sample of Miracle Whip

Waffle House - Coupon For a Free Waffle - Free Product Samples

Waffle House - Coupon For a Free Waffle - Free Product Samples

Free Cheese Fondue at The Melting Pot - April 11th - 14th - Free Product Samples

Free Cheese Fondue at The Melting Pot - April 11th - 14th - Free Product Samples

Friday, March 25, 2011

Deal Pulp $15 for $30 Worth Of Gourmet Popcorn Plus $5 Discount On Shipping

Deal Pulp is offering a deal of $15 for $30 worth of gourmet popcorn plus $5 discount on shipping from

Frito Lay Sample at Walmart on Saturday, March 26, 2011

Visit your local Walmart on Saturday, March 26, 2011 to get a free sample bag of Frito Lay chips.

Office Depot's Freebies & Coupons

Office Depot will have a coupon in next weeks ad for free shredding up to five pounds, free downloadable tax forms and free copy of your tax return..

Terms of coupon use:
Valid in store only. Valid for black & white, letter size , single-sided and full service copies. Must present this original coupon to cashier at time of purchase. Limit 1 coupon per household/business. Coupon expires 4/23/11

Office Depot is also having great deals using their coupons here.

Redbox Free Movie Rental Credit With Your First Online Reservation

Redbox is offering a movie rentail credit with your first online reservation.  So find a movie now!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dollar General $5 off a $25 Purchase Printable Coupon

Dollar General is offering a $5 off of $25 purchase printable coupon on Saturday, March 26, 2011 only.  Remember while shopping at Dollar General, they do accept manufacturer coupons.

Buy One, Get One Free Pretzel Crisps Coupon

Like Pretzel Crisps on Facebook here and receive a coupon for buy one, get one free Pretzel Crisps.

Half Price San Diego's Free $15 Credit Just For Signing Up

Half Price San Diego works closely with CircleBuzz (that I subscribe to) and is offering a free $15 credit when you sign up here and enter promo code CIRCLE.

CircleBuzz is celebrating their one year anniversary, sign up here and earn $10 for every one your refer.

You can also read San Diego Family Magazine online here or copies can be picked up at local grocery stores and McDonald's.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2011 San Diego County Fair Discount Military Tickets

Military discount tickets for the 2011 San Diego County Fair are available to purchase on base only to customers with valid military ID cards in June 2011.  Check back in April 2011 for more details.

Borders Special Events

Borders is having free Lego Racer special kids event on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2:00pm.  Best for ages 8-12 (space is limited, call stores for details).  Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  Celebrate with crafts, games and more.

Borders is having a special kid's event called Spring-tacular on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2:00pm.  This event is best for ages 3-8, children under 14 years old need to be accompanied by an legal guardian.  Celebrate the season with story time, games, crafts and more.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

T.G.I. Friday's Give Me More Stripes Buy One, Get One Free Entree With Two Drink Purchase

T.G.I. Friday's Give Me More Stripes Program has a buy one, get one free entree with two drink purchase printable coupon that is valid until March 31, 2011.

Sign up at Give Me More Stripes here.
Program Perks can be viewed here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Our DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party - March 19, 2011

Our DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party yesterday got off to a slow start but it eventually was on a roll.  It was a crisp Saturday afternoon with a slight chill in the air.  There was a ton of food and drinks and the house was all decorated when the guests started to arrive at 3pm, right on time.  The food was coming out as the guests were arriving.  After everyone filled their stomach's with everything from pizza, breadsticks, wings, green salad with all the fixins, meat and cheese platters, kalua pig, spaghetti, italian meatballs, and more, Dollar Bill went around writing up all the name tags and then it was game on.

Half way through our party, the smoke alarm went off, so we opened up our house and tried to air it out.  It was not until party guests Flyin Hawaiian and Lane Frost went by the smoke alarm and waved the bam bams near it that the smoke alarm finally went off...thanks guys for everything!  Here is a picture of what they did.

After that, we started our first tournament and after all was said and done, Jaws came out on top as the number one player of all of us.  Soon after we started our second tournament and again Jaws cam out on top, two in a row champions.  Our third and final tournament was for kids only and after all was said and done Lane Frost was the champion.

After that, our guests continued to watch March Madness basketball games on tv, play outside and in the play room, talk stories and just enjoy each others company.  After all of our guests had come and gone, our party got over at about 730pm.

Our party was a success!  Everyone who came enjoyed themselves, had a ton of food to eat, had fun playing our basketball tournaments and enjoyed their time here.  One of our guests even asked: "Is it delivery?" and the rest of us responded: "no, it's DiGiorno".  The pizzas, breadsticks and wyngz were DELICIOUS!

Here are some pictures of the great time we had.
Our Delicious Menu 

DiGiorno Pizza & Breadsticks

Cutting our DiGiorno Pizza's

DiGiorno Hoops Tournament Line Up

Our Guests Playing Their Hearts Out 

Kid's Champion - Lane Frost

Adult Champion Twice Over - Jaws

Friday, March 18, 2011

Take a break from aftertaste with a FREE sample.

Add nothing but taste to your morning cup of coffee with a FREE pint of Breve Crème coffee creamer, brought to you by your friends at Vocalpoint.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dollar General Coupons

Dollar General is offering a 25% off coupon on Clover Valley products and coupons for other products here.

AMF Free Bowling For Kids This Summer

AMF Bowling is offering free bowling for kids again this summer.

Adults with children registered for free bowling can purchase a summer AMF 17 Plus Pass good for up to 4 people ages 17 and older. We'll be sending you more details in our upcoming email!

Sign up for AMF eclub here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Einstein Bros $20 Savings For Your Family With Purchase

Einstein Bros is running a promotion where you get $20 savings for your family with every purchase of a bucket and schmear.

You can also join their eclub here to get special coupons delivered to your inbox.

Michael's Knack Free Family Event

Michael's Knack Free Family Event will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 1-3pm.  Ages 3 and up welcome.  Design your own bottle caps. Details here.

NeilMed NasoGel Spray 100% Rebate

Purchase a NeilMed NasoGel Spray for dry noses at Walmart and NeilMed will send you a 100% rebate here. Product must be purchased between March 16-23, 2011 and submitted by April 15, 2011.  Offer is limited to three redemptions per household.

Time Warner Free Calls To Japan Until April 15, 2011

I just received an email from Time Warner Cable regarding calls to Japan free for Time Warner Cable digital home phone and business class phone customers from now until April 15, 2011.  Details here.

In this time of uncertainty, it is wonderful to do business with companies who are there to support you in times of disaster.  It is not often that you find companies who give back to their customers this way.  Thank you Time Warner Cable for your support!

Our Garden

Monday, I picked up some Miracle Grow Organic soil to start up or seedlings for our garden.  I planted some chives, mild jalapeno peppers, red and green jalapeno peppers, garden beans and the tomato trees seedlings I recently got online for free at 1SaleADay and just paid shipping.  Each tomato tree will grow up to 8 ft. tall and will produce up to 60 lbs. each.  I hope it does what it claims because my family likes salsa and these veggies will create a lot of homemade salsa.

 Tomato Trees

Chives, Garden Beans and Jalapeno Peppers

We are thinking about growing a few more veggies for our second round of seedlings.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ikea Eat For Free Event

Ikea's Eat For Free Event is happening March 18-20, 2011, details here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Borders Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Celebration

Borders is celebrating the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules Movie on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2pm, best for ages 8-12.

Homemade Ice Cream

This past weekend, I decided to make homemade ice cream in my ice cream maker.  I purchased a strawberry mix from a grocery store and mixed it with whole milk and fresh chopped strawberries with some sugar and a little water.  After all ingredients were added, they were mixed in the ice cream maker and frozen.

The ice cream came out good but is not at smooth and creamy as I would like.  It tastes more like a light ice cream.

I have concluded that I will continue to look online for other recipes and keep trying new recipes until I find one that my family and I will love because it really does not take much time to make your own homemade ice cream.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Banana Bread

I love bananas and more importantly, I love banana bread! 

Last night, I made some banana bread using this recipe at  I altered her recipe and used 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar.  They were delicious when they came out.  I will use this substitution from here on in but I love this recipe.  I was able to pick up some discounted bananas at Albertsons which works perfect for this recipe.

Since I made it late last night, it will be great to enjoy it this morning for breakfast with a cup of coffee or anytime throughout the day and night.

Our DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party

I was so excited this past week when I received my DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party Pack in the mail.

Here is what my House Party Pack consisted of:
- DiGiorno Handbook with party tips and free pizza coupons for you and VIP coupons for your guests
- Pizza Cutter
- Refrigerator Magnet
- Pot Holder
- Basketball Oven Timer
- Spatula
- Wet Wipes
- Basketball Plates
- Over The Door Basketball Game
- Inflatable Noisemakers
- Activities for our guests

We are having our House Party this Saturday and have invited about 30 people so we should have a great time!  We are really looking forward to it!

Ever since we found out that we were selected as a host for the DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House party, we have been on the look out for basketball stuff to enhance our party experience. 

We found a wastebasket that looks like a basketball hoop, some mini water basketballs, mini foam basketballs and some return basketballs at the Dollar Store.  Next stop is probably Party City because they probably have the best selection of party items and I'll save some money using the $10 off of $50 printable coupon that I received in an email from them.

Yesterday, my oldest son and I went through, cleaned and organized the garage so if they want to hang out in there it's ready.  We will also have our patio table and chairs set up on our back patio so the kids can play in our fenced in back yard.  Inside is where all the delicious food will be created, cooked and set up.  My husband knocked out the lawn so that is good to go.

Our House Party is looking to be a great time and we cannot wait to party with good friends and co-workers.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Build A Bear Bow Wow BOGO

Build A Bear has a promo going called Bow Wow BOGO for $22 using code: 96050.  Valid on select animals only: Boxer, Jack Russell Terrier, Yorkie, Beagle, Yellow Lab and Border Collie.  While supplies last.

Our Grill

We have been shopping around for a new grill now for a few months and finally found the one we really like and managed to get it at an even better deal then we anticipated.  We recently purchased the new Weber Q320 grill with all the accessories at the Miramar Exchange.  I recently test drove a Toyota Prius at the Miramar Exchange and received a $10 MCX coupon to use on just about anything and decided to use it on our new grill purchase.  At checkout, the cashier scanned in another store coupon taking $20 off of our purchase.  We love unexpected savings!  We picked up a new gas tank at the NEX mini mart.  What made both deals even sweeter was that we purchased them at the exchanges and saved on paying taxes.

We have already used our new grill and so far we love it!  We are looking forward to incorporating more grilled foods in our menu.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Chili's Kids Eat Free on March 8, 2011 - Expired

On March 8, 2011 at Chili's restaurants, kids eat free with purchase of any adult entree using this printable coupon.

Free Mascara At Sephora Inside JcPenney

Stop by Sephora inside JcPenney for a free Express Service and take home a deluxe sample of Sephora Collection 7-in-1 Action Mascara using this printable coupon.  Coupon valid while supplies last or until April 7, 2011.

Ever Wonder Why Retailers Ask For Your Zip Code At The Register?

I do not know about you but I have always wondered why certain stores ask you for your zip code when you are checking out.  Clark Howard explains why here.

Entertainment Books 50% Off

Entertainment Book is running a promotion where all books are 50% off.  You can grab your San Diego Edition for $22.50 plus free shipping.  This is a great deal, so get yours while they last!

Don't forget, if you purchase through an online cash back or rebate site (i.e. ebates, shopathome, mrrebates) you can save even more.
ebates: 17.5% cash back (an extra $3.94 cash back), $18.56 after discounts/cash back
shopathome: 30% cash back (an extra $6.75 cash back), $15.75 after discounts/cash back
mrrebates: 30% cash back (an extra $6.75 cash back), $15.75 after discounts/cash back

Target's Free Beauty Bag Full Of Samples

Today, Target is giving away a free beauty bag full of samples and $25 worth of coupons.  With gas prices so high, go here to sign up to receive yours in the mail.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Blockbuster Express Rent 2, Get A 3rd Free This Weekend - Expired

Blockbuster Express is running a promotion now rent 2, get a 3rd free this weekend when you use code: 3MAR98.  Code valid until 3/6/2011.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Famous Footwear Extra 15% Off This Weeks Ad - Expired

Famous Footwear is offering a coupon for an extra 15% off this weeks ad.

Arby's Free 22 oz. Beverage And Small Curly Fries

Arby's now has a coupon out for free 22 oz. beverage and small curly fries with purchase of an Angus Three Cheese and Bacon sandwich.

DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party

I feel like one of the luckiest people right now.  I was selected to host the DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party.  I cannot wait to host my party later on this month!

To sign up to host your own House Party, go here.

Juicy Juice Juicy Bunch

Join Juicy Juice Juicy Bunch, apply here.

Members host events, share news with friends, get insider information, participate in research studies, earn rewards and much more.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011's Buy One, Get One Free Select Frames has a buy one, get one free on select frames.

Online rebates sites that offer cash back on this purchase: - 7% - 10% - 10%

Blockbuster Express 17 Days Of Luck, Win 7 Nights Of DVD Rentals

Blockbuster Express has a promo going on called 17 days of luck, win 7 nights of dvd rentals.  Each time you rent a dvd or blu-ray disk from Blockbuster Express and you will be entered to win 7 nights of dvd rentals.  Winners will receive their promo codes via email on March 17, 2011.  One winner will be selected from every Blockbuster Express kiosk, so there will be more then 8,000 winners.

Game Stop's Extra 50% Trade In Credit On Any Games Traded - Expired

Game Stop is offering an Extra 50% trade in credit on any games traded, valid until March 6, 2011.

T.G.I. Friday's Buy One, Get One Entree With Purchase Of An Appetizer - Expired

T.G.I. Friday's now has a buy one, get one entree free with purchase of an appetizer.  Coupon valid until March 9, 2011.

Shutterfly's Free Cards - Expired

Shutterfly has an offer for 5 free 5x7 greeting cards or 5x5 or 5x7 stationery cards using code 5FREECARDS.  One per household.  Taxes and shipping will be applied.  Promotion valid until March  7, 2011.

Living Social Two Movie Tickets for $9

Living Social is running a deal where you can get two movie tickets for $9 redeemable online only (not at the box office).  This deal is for tickets.  This deal is hot and will not last much longer so get it while you can.

I snatched up this incredible deal!