Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wal-Mart Coupon Policy

Couponmom.com has the Wal-Mart Coupon Policy here.

Here's what it says:
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    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • Are acceptable in black and white
    • May not be duplicated
We DO NOT accept the following coupons:
  • Checkout coupons
    • Dollars/cents off the entire basket purchase
    • Percentage off the entire basket purchase
  • Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
  • Competitors' coupons
    • Dollars/cents off at a specific retailer
    • Percentage off
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons without a specified price
    • Double- or triple-value coupons
*The following are guidelines and limitations:
  • We only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
  • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Only one coupon per item.
  • Item purchased must be identical to the coupon (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc).
  • There is no limit on the number of coupons per transaction.
  • Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
  • If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.
  • SNAP items purchased in a SNAP transaction are ineligible for cash back.
  • WIC items purchased in a WIC transaction are applied to the basket purchase and may not be eligible for cash back. Refer to state-specific WIC guidelines.
  • Great Value, Marketside, Equate, Parents Choice, and World Table coupons have no cash value and are ineligible for cash back or application to the basket purchase.
  • The system will prompt for supervisor verification for:
    • 40 coupons per transaction.
    • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item.
    • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction."

CVS Pharmacy Coupon Policy

Couponmom.com has the CVS Pharmacy Coupon Policy here.

Here's what it says:

  • "Advertised sale prices change on Sunday, and our CVS Deals list is generally available by Thursday prior to the Sunday price change.  Look for the "Preview Upcoming Deals" link on the current week's list, which will become a live link when new prices are available. 
  • The Coupon Mom Blog will have CVS Deals highlights published by Thursday before the Sunday price changes.
  • "Extra Bucks Rewards" are cash-back rebates that print in the form of a coupon at the bottom of your receipt when you buy qualifying items.  You can use them just like cash on your next CVS order.
  • In addition to immediate savings, all nonprescription purchases earn a 2% rebate in your ExtraCare account that print out in the form of a cash-back coupon on your receipt quarterly. Earn $1 in your ExtraCare account for every 2 prescriptions filled using your ExtraCare card
  • You can register your ExtraCare card online at CVS.com to get special store coupons emailed to you, such as $4 off a $20 order. You can use these store coupons along with other CVS store coupons and manufacturers' coupons.
  • Stop by your store's Coupon Kiosk and scan your CVS card to get store coupons
This is the official CVS Coupon Policy provided by CVS Corporate Headquarters:
CVS/pharmacy and Coupons

CVS/pharmacy strives to make it easy for our customers to use coupons to cut costs on health, beauty and household expenses. 
·         Your local CVS/pharmacy store will accept one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item purchased, as long as relevant conditions are met (e.g. expiration dates, limits, terms, etc.)
·         When an item is on sale for “Buy one, get one free” and the customer has a “Buy one, get one free” coupon for that same product, the coupon will be accepted and both items will essentially become free (plus any applicable sales tax). Two manufacturer coupons can be used on a “Buy one, get one free” purchase as long as two items are scanned at the register.
·         In addition, customers may use ExtraBucks rewards earned through the ExtraCare program to stack their savings along with coupons and sales. 
·         CVS/pharmacy will accept coupons printed from the Internet. They must have a legible barcode that scans at the register. CVS/pharmacy will not accept offers printed from unauthorized internet postings or reproductions, copies, or facsimiles.
·         Regarding coupons presented on smart phones and mobile devices: CVS/pharmacy is exploring greener options for the future, but at this time, paper copies of coupons are required to redeem them. 
·         CVS/pharmacy does not accept competitors’ coupons on front store items.
·         As a courtesy, competitor's coupons on new or transferred prescription drugs are generally accepted at CVS/pharmacy; however, for individual questions about specific coupons, customers are encouraged to speak with the store manager or call 1-800-SHOP-CVS.

Regarding the coupons ExtraCare cardholders receive via email:
·         CVS/pharmacy understands that consumers are looking for great deals online and we encourage our customers to share stories and tips for savvy shopping with one another. However, many of the coupons and special offers ExtraCare members receive are not general promotions that can be shared, forwarded or linked to other offers.
·         When special ExtraCare offers and email alerts are issued to a select group of cardholders, these offers are only valid with the ExtraCare cards that belong to offer recipients. These offers will state this in the disclaimer language."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City Free Admission for Active and Retired U.S. Military on Memorial Day & 4th of July Weekend

Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City Orange County and San Diego are offering free admission for Active Duty and Retired U.S. Military Personnel on Memorial Sunday and Monday, May 29-30 and July 3-4, 2011 as part of their Tribute to Armed Forces program.

"Knott's Berry Farm, Knott's Soak City Orange County and San Diego are pleased to announce that they will offer FREE admission to active and retired United States Military personnel on Sunday and Monday of both the Memorial Day and July 4th weekends as part of their Tribute to the Armed Forces program. In addition, active and retired members of the U.S. military will be able to purchase discounted admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) for Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City.  This free ticket offer will be available on the Sunday and Monday of both the Memorial Day and July 4th weekends and a valid military ID must be presented."  Quote from the Knott's website.

Updated Rite Aid Coupon Policy

Coupons Are Great just posted the updated Rite Aid Coupon Policy, check it out!

Self Healthy Choice Coupon

Sign up at Self for your chance to win one of 500 Healthy Choice coupons.

Prilosec Sample

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MojoMilk Sample

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chick-fil-A Military Appreciation Night

Participating Southern California Chick-fil-A's are giving away a free meal to Active Duty Military Personnel and all who have served honorably from 4-7pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.  This offer includes military family members.  All must show valid military ID or proof of service.

Activities and entertainment will vary at participating locations.  This offer is not valid in drive-thru.

Blue Star Museums Free Admission To Museums

Blue Star Museums are offering free admission to Active Duty Military and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011 through Labor Day, September 5, 2011.

"The Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums across America. "

Buy With Me - 4 AMC Silver Experience Movie Theater Tickets

BuyWithMe has a deal going on right now where you can buy 4 AMC Silver Experience Movie Theater Tickets for just $24 ($52 value) at 52% savings.  Beat the summer heat this year by going to the movies!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grand Opening of Kid's Mart

It was a bright and sunny Monday morning when we arrived at 730am in the classroom to finish up last minute things, hang signs and balloons, decorate and set out samples for our Grand Opening of Kid's Mart.

Kid's Mart started out as idea in the minds of Tanya Carter and I.  It is a place we created in our kid's Kindergarten Classroom for our kids, their classmates and their teacher to enjoy for the rest of this school year.  Their class voted to name their creative play space Kid's Mart.  This creative play space is equipped with a market, a house area and an office.

The kids were really looking forward to Monday's Grand Opening of Kid's Mart and cannot wait to play in their new creative play area!

Here are some pictures of how our day went.

Grand Opening sign created by Tanya Carter.

A sign for their market created by Tanya Carter.

Daily Specials sign created by Tanya Carter. 

Star worker of the week sign created by Tanya Carter.

Samples - avocado, papaya, fuji apple, kiwi and peach nectar.

Everyone got to finally have a look inside of kid's mart, get a guided tour, listen to the rules, try samples of juice and fruits that were on special and enter to win door prizes.  Everyone's names were pulled and everyone won a door prize.

Here are what the different spaces of the room look like.

Market Pantry 


Dining Room 


Everyone's name is written on a star.  
Mrs. Wasserman will select a weekly star worker & put it on the plaque.


Dish Cabinet


Thank you to Mrs. Wasserman for allowing us to be creative with this area.

A special Mahalo to Tanya Carter for all of her hard work throughout this project!
Working with you on this project has been amazing and fun!
You are so creative!

A special thank you to Abram for helping 
and being so great throughout this project.  
He took great pictures and helped pull names for the door prizes.

We would also like to thank Caitlin and Tyler for all their help with this project 
and for keeping it a secret for so long.  You guys rock!

Monday, May 16, 2011


I recently signed up for Zulily and absolutely love the deals they have going on!  Zulily offers up to 90% off deals for moms, kids and infants.  Stop paying retail and start purchasing things you love at heavily discounted prices!

Free Jell-O Flag Mold

Just in time for Memorial Day, Jell-o is offering a free Jell-o Flag Mold, all you pay is $2.50 shipping and handling.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Memory Mixer's The Little Blog

I love following Memory Mixer's The Little Things Blog because they have great digital scrapbooking ideas and they also offer freebie word art throughout their blog.

Arby's & Pepsi Team Up Coupon

Arby's and Pepsi team up to offer this coupon for a free 22 oz. Pepsi beverage and small curly fries with the purchase of any Market Fresh sandwich.  Coupon valid May 11-17, 2011.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

UltraStar Cinemas Movie Theaters (California & Arizona) Parent Programs

Go to UltraStar Cinemas Movie Theaters and click on the movie theater nearest you to find out the latest information on admission rates.

UltraStar Cinemas Movie Theaters offers Parent Movie Morning discounted tickets on Wednesday's at 10:00am and Thursday's.
Parent Movie Morning is a unique opportunity for new moms and dads to get out and see a movie that they want to see... Not an animated or children's film... without having to leave their baby at home or worry about their little one disturbing other guests
Every Wednesday at 10:00AM at:
Apple Valley
Mission Marketplace
Lake Havasu
Surprise Pointe 
Anaheim Gardenwalk 
Scottsdale Pavilions
Every Thursday at 10:00AM at:
Mission Valley - Hazard Center
UltraStar Cinemas Movie Theaters offers Baby's Night Out
Bring your infants to the movies!
Crying, Feeding & Diaper Changing Expected!

Parent Movie Morning Special features include:
· valet stroller parking
· dimmed lights
· reduced volume, and changing facilities in the auditorium!
 UltraStar Cinemas Movie Theaters offers KidToon Films.

G-RATED FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY at 10:30 am! Admission only $2.50! Now playing at the following UltraStar Locations:

· Apple Valley 
· Chula Vista 
· GardenWalk 
· Lake Havasu 
· Mission Marketplace 
· Mission Valley 
· Poway Creekside 
· River Village 
· Scottsdale Pavilions 
· Surprise Pointe 
· Temecula Tower 
· University Village

UltraStar Cinemas Movie Theaters offers Kids Summer Series.
A selection of Family Friendly Films at a GREAT price!
Cost: $5 per person (under 3yrs is FREE)
$5 covers ALL MOVIES in the Series (Must purchase tickets at the box office)
Doors Open at 9:00AM
Movies at 9:30AM
Available at Surprise Pointe and Scottsdale Pavilions (Mon- Fri - must select 1 day), Lake Havasu, Poway, Mission Marketplace, UltraLuxe Anaheim at GardenWalk and Apple Valley (Tues-Wed - Must select 1 day)
Any Questions, or for LARGE Groups - Please contact Julie Bravo at 760.597.5777 X19

Saturday, May 7, 2011

7 Eleven Slurpee Rewards

Do you love drinking cold slurpees any time of year?  Why not get rewarded for it, sign up for The Slurpee Nation now and when you drink down that ice cold Slurpee, enter your codes and redeem points for prizes.

1SaleADay Freebie

Like 1SaleADay on Facebook and get a free with free shipping business card holder.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

CircleBuzz $9 For Two Visits To Kidding Around

CircleBuzz has a deal going on $9 for two visits to Kidding Around ($18 value).

Kidding Around Information:
Kidding Around
9925 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
Ph. 858.538.5000

San Diego Family's Virtual Camp Fair Is Now Open

San Diego Family's Virtual Camp Fair is open between April 15, 2011 - June 15, 2011.

"We are so excited to host the 2nd Annual Virtual Camp Fair!  There are over 40 camp "booths" to explore on your own time and with no pressure or parking fees. Visit a few "booths" today and if you run out of time, come back again tomorrow. It is open 24/7 through June 15 so you can visit as your schedule permits.
After you've had some time to explore, be sure to re-visit the main page and enter our Camp Fair raffle. You'll have a chance to win prizes by sharing your feedback and providing valuable insight on your Camp Fair experience. Check out "More Camp Resources" for articles with great tips, suggestions and information for parents of campers-to-be.
It's easy to get started! First, either choose a camp category icon or the "All Camps" icon below. Then, from the list of camps in that category, click "Photos, video and program highlights" to explore each camp's "booth." From there you'll see a photo gallery for the camp and can select the Highlights, Video and FAQs tabs to experience each camp to the fullest. You can even contact a camp representative via email or share info with friends through Facebook or Twitter from the "booth!"
Can't find the camp you're looking for? Try using the SEARCH box.
Be sure to prevent "cabin fever" this summer by planning the ultimate summer for your kids!  Thanks for exploring the Virtual Camp Fair!"  

Michelle Connolly's Get Organized Wizard 30 Day Organize-athon Freebie

Michelle Connolly's is offering her Get Organized Wizard 30 Day Organize-athon freebie when you use coupon code: 30DAY.  When you checkout and use coupon code: 30DAY, you will be sent an email with a link to download your order.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Starbucks Happy Hour May 6-15, 2011

Join Starbucks for Happy Hour May 6-15, 2011 from 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. for half price Frappuccino blended beverages.  Customize your Frappuccino blended beverages with shots and try their new Mocha Coconut flavor.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank You San Diego Padres For Supporting Our Military Service Members

Today the San Diego Padres offered military service members and their spouses both past and present (with id) two free admission tickets to tonight's game at 7:05pm vs. the Pittsburg Pirates.  Our kids had been wanting to check out a Padres game since we moved here but we had not had the opportunity until tonight.  My husband, our two kids and I thought it was a good night to spend at Petco Park because of this.

When we arrived it was about 530pm, the weather was beautiful - sunny with a breeze.  As we were looking for our seats, the lady for our section (117) was very nice to my husband thanking him for his service and our sacrifices and absolutely thought it was the best idea that the San Diego Padres were offering free tickets to US military service members.  She was kind enough to tell us where our seats were and she was wonderful to talk with.  We walked around for a bit, signed our kids up for Jr. Padres, got some food and sat down to relax before the game started up.  The ambiance of the ballpark was just like how we see on television.  We purchased beer, popcorn and soda from the concessions and cotton candy from a vendor walking around.  The entire night was one of the best nights we have had in awhile.

The game started out kind of slow because the Pirates were up 4 to 0 but as the game rolled on, the Padres were making a come back.  At the end of the game the Padres lost 4 to 3.  I loved that the Padres asked to wear their camouflage uniforms for tonights game to support our US service members, it was a really nice touch!

We left at the bottom of the 8th inning because we wanted to get out of the area before the end of the game to beat the traffic and get home.  Our kids really enjoyed themselves and we really enjoyed ourselves as well.

Here we are enjoying the night at Petco Park with the San Diego Padres.

Thank you San Diego Padres for offering the two free tickets for military service members and their spouses in lieu of what has recently happened in the news.  Your appreciation in allowing our family to come out to the ballpark to spend tonight with the San Diego Padres Family means so much to our family.  It was all of our first times coming to your park here in beautiful San Diego, California.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day Ho'olaule'a at Mission Bay Park

It was a beautiful day out.  It was in the 80's, sunny and there was a nice breeze.  Today we went with our friends Rolland and Shanna and their boy to check out the Ho'olaule'a at Mission Bay Park in San Diego, California.  There was plenty of free parking and there was free admission.  When we arrived at about 945am, there was an area set up for the halau's to perform, vendor booths set up and food booths already cranking out the local kine foods.  While waiting for our friends to arrive, our kids ordered up a breakfast plate that included 2 slices spam, 4 slices portuguese sausage, 1 large scoop eggs and 1 large scoop rice that they split evenly.  After that we tried their malasadas - they never taste authentic like the ones back home.

When our friends arrived, we found a place to sit under a tree that provided shade.  Then we went to pick up lunches and bring them back for our families to eat.  We had two of their kalua pig/macaroni salad/rice plate lunch for $8 each and we brought water from home to drink to save some money.  We had two shaved ice at $5 a piece that was so worth it in the heat.  The kids loved having one after they got out from swimming.  Toward the afternoon, the kids laid out in the sun to semi dry off and the adults sat and talked while the baby was sleeping.  At about 245pm, we all decided to head home after enjoying everything the day had to offer.  When we were leaving, a lot more people were there enjoying the festivities and the food on this beautiful May Day.

Here are some pictures from our day today.

Famous Footwear 30% off Friends and Family Coupon

Famous Footwear is running their Friends and Family Event where you can get 30% off online and in-store.
Offer ends today, May 1, 2011.