Thursday, December 3, 2009

Excedrin sample

Sams Club is offering an Excedrin sample HERE One of the spaces on the form is for membership number, but it can be left blank.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

elf sale

elf is having a huge clearance sale - 75% off all cases and elements. The elements are reg. $1, so you can put together a great gift (for you or someone else) for cheap. The code is EH75CE.

Shipping is $6.95, but......

On the checkout page, there is an offer for a free one year subscription to Vogue with your $25 order. Just below the offer is a link to rebate info on the magazine. If you don't want it, you can send your receipt in and get a $12 rebate. The rebate covers shipping plus a bit extra.

Amazon Deals All Week

Amazon is having Black Friday deals all week. Sale items change throughout the day and prices are good for 2 hours. Be sure to sign up for Amazon Prime to get free shipping even on an order under $25. That way your cheap deal stays cheap. ;-)

Do you have Swagbucks to cash in? This week might be a great time to use those gift cards.

Don't forget the Coinstar deal to cash in $40 get an extra $10 by mail. The normal fee for Coinstar is 9 cents per dollar, but there's no fee for the service when you get a gift certificate. There are many options and Amazon is one. You'll get a code that you use on the site.

ESPN Magazine $5

Amazon Prime

Sign up now and you can get a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime. Cha-Ching on a Shoestring has the details HERE. With Amazon Prime you get free 2 day shipping on any size order. Perfect for those holiday deals.

Thanks, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Philosophy on Facebook

Fan Philosophy on Facebook, then click on "Go to Application" on the left and fill in the form to receive a free sample of Gingerbread Man Shower Gel.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Millstone coffee sample has a sample of Millstone coffee in Hazelnut Cream HERE. Entering your email is optional. More product samples are available on this page.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Books*a*Million sale

Books*a*Million is having a sale. Click HERE and search the categories on the right side of the page. Once you get the category you want you can sort by price.

Free shipping with code BKLVFREE.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rebate offer

Purchase 5 participating items, get a $5 rebate. Products included: Vlasic, Open Pit, Armour, Duncan Hines, Log Cabin, Mrs. Buttersworth. Rebate form HERE. Stack a sale with coupons with this rebate and end up with a money maker.

Duncan Hines cake mix is $1 at Target. There's a $0.50 Target printable coupon HERE (you can print 2 per computer) and there are frequent coupons in the paper inserts.

$10 from Coinstar

Use Coinstar to cash in more than $40 in coins and your receipt will have a certificate to send in for a free $10 gift card. Offer expires 12/6. Details HERE.

Choose to receive an e-certificate rather than cash and there's no fee for using the machine.

Hallmark $5 off $5+ coupon

Save $5 off any purchase of $5 or more at Hallmark. Coupon expires 12/24. They've been found in the December issues of Martha Stewart Living, O the Oprah Magazine, and Woman's Day.

Since I get all these magazines for free, they're paying me to get the magazine. ;-)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SeeHere Photo Cards Deal

Just in time to order holiday photo cards, Heather at Freebies 4 Mom has an incredible deal listed on her blog -- 50 free photo cards with free shipping from SeeHere by Fujifilm. Wow! The details are HERE and the offer doesn't expire until Nov. 30th.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family Christian Store coupon -- 11/11 only

Save 33% off any one item (some restrictions), even a sale item, at Family Christian Stores on Nov. 11th with THIS COUPON.

Outback for Military -- 11/11

YUM! Participating Outback Steakhouse's are offering Active Military and Veterans a free Bloomin' Onion and Beverage on Veterans Day.

And don't forget Applebee's is offering an entree.

Restaurants that are offering freebies to military members are doing a simple, but very nice, thing to say thank you. Those of us who aren't military should also remember to say thank you. Military families make many many sacrifices and deserve our gratitude.

We can thank the restaurants by patronizing them.

Off my soapbox now...

Arby's for Military -- 11/11

Participating Arby's locations are offering Active Military and Veterans a free Regular Roast Beef during normal business hours on Veterans Day. Proof of military service is required.

AutoZone loans tools

I didn't know this, but AutoZone has a Loan a Tool program. If you want to do auto repair yourself, but need a tool you can borrow one from them. Cool! You put down a deposit and get it back when you return the tool.

Big thanks to Tiffany at Living as Mom for cluing me in to this!

On a related note: Recently my van began starting very sluggishly. According to my husband, it could have been one of several parts going bad. He took it to AutoZone, they tested and said it was the battery. The battery had been purchased there and was still under warranty. Scott said he had the receipt, but the employee said it wasn't necessary, all info was in the computer and he would bring out a new battery. Scott started taking the old one out, the employee was back in a few minutes with the new one, took the old one and wished Scott a good day. GREAT customer service.

Teachers Lounge sale (STL)

From The Teachers' Lounge newsletter: "This week all Safari museum quality replicas including Toobs are half price. Choices include animals, dinosaurs, princes and princesses as well as knights and horses.'

Toobs are only $4.40. Great for Operation Shoebox or a stocking.

Hasbro/ToysRUs deal

Hasbro has a huge rebate opportunity HERE. Games need to be purchased by 1/31, but do not need to be on the same receipt. I'm not sending mine until I'm finished with after Christmas sales, just in case. ;-)

Toys R Us has a Hasbro sale AND deal this week. Games are on sale, plus a $25 purchase gets you a $10 gift card at check out. Details HERE.

TRU has 7 Hasbro games priced at $3.99 and all have a $2 rebate available. Purchase all 7, qualify for the $10 gift card, receive a $14 rebate and get all 7 games for less than $4. Not too shabby! The rebate is only good on the 'original' versions of the game, character versions do not qualify. You can also only get one rebate per game, so be sure to buy one of each.

Locals, I went to South County TRU last night and got 6 of the $4 games (they are out of Hi Ho Cherry O). To get over $25, I bought one of the $8 games for a Son2 gift. While it doesn't qualify for a rebate, it was almost 50% off. Some of the games are for Toddler Diva, most are for a toy drive. And I have a $10 card to use on Black Friday. :-D

Have fun hunting!

Carnation Holiday Recipe Guide

Free Holiday Recipe Guide from Carnation HERE. You have the option to download it or have a copy mailed to you (US only). 80% off -- exp 11/12

Time for another 80% off sale at Code is ENTREE and expires Nov. 12th.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Home Depot Christmas Lights trade in -- exp. 11/15

Through Nov. 15th, take old Christmas lights to Home Depot and receive a coupon for $3 for each set (up to 5 sets) towards the purchase of a new set of LED lights, currently on sale for $5.97. LEDs use 80% less energy than traditional light sets.

Thanks to A Thrifty Mom for sharing this deal!

BOGO Tornados

Sign up HERE to receive a BOGO Coupon for El Monterey Tornados. Coupon will be emailed to address you provide.

Papa John's Facebook deal

Fan Papa John's on Facebook and get a coupon for a free medium cheese pizza with an additional $10 online purchase. Offer ends Nov. 9th.

Friday, November 6, 2009

1-800-FLOWERS $40 free

Do you want a $40 gift certificate from 1-800-FLOWERS?

*Sign up for the Fresh Rewards program HERE. (I used my junk email)
*Add at least 10 reminder events to your account.
*After adding 10+ events, 400 points will be added to your account within 48 hours and you'll get a $40 gift certificate in two weeks.

I have no idea when the gift certificate expires. If it's late enough you could use it for a holiday present.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Applebees for Military (Active & Veterans) -- 11/11

Veterans and Active Duty Military (proof of military service required) will receive a free entree at Applebee's on Veterans Day. Details HERE.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween deals

Fun, cheap (some free) places to eat with the family Halloween Night:

Chipotle - It's Boorito. Dress up like your favorite burrito, bowl, salad, or taco and score a free Boo-rito from 6 pm to close.
Sonic - $0.50 corn dogs 5 pm - 10 pm
Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes - Kids eat for free when they come in costume
Taco Bell - FREE Black Jack Taco from 6 pm to midnight

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Night at the Museum rebate

Purchase two Post Cereals and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and get $4 back from Post. Details are on specially marked boxes.

We saw the movie this summer at the drive-in and the kids loved it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes KEF 10/30 & 10/31

Kids in costume eat for free* on Friday, Oct. 30th, and Saturday, October 31st, at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes.

*With regular adult meal purchase. One child per adult.

Winkflash 4 cent prints

Winkflash is having a sale - 4 cents each for the first 100 4x6 prints. Normal shipping charges apply. Code is TREAT09 and expires Nov. 5th. 80% off is having a sale - 80% off their already reduced restaurant gift certificates. Get $25 gift certificates for $2. Use discount code TREATS and click apply at checkout. Offer ends Oct. 31st.

PLUS go through Upromise and get 15% of your purchase for the kids' college fund.

Be sure to read the details for the gift certificates you want, they all have different rules for use and some are more strict than others. You print your certificate at home, so you can purchase today and use tonight.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Free KFC -- 10/26

Free piece of KFC Grilled Chicken today, Oct. 26th, participating locations only.

Piece is manager's choice and is one per person. I recommend calling first to make sure your location is participating.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lego Bricktober 500 -- 10/24

Saturday, Oct. 24th, from 12-2 pm*, head to Toys R Us to build, decorate and race your own Lego race car.

*Parental supervision required at all times. Free giveaways and all event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per guest. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

I know my Lego lovin' boys will want to do this. Locals, see you at Sunset Hills Saturday. :-)

Walgreens Photo Deal -- exp. 10/24

Buy 25+ 4x6 photos, get 25 free at Walgreens. The code is EXTRAFREE, expires 10/24, and can be used 5 times per account.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sephora inside JCP freebie

Print coupon HERE, valid only at Sephora inside JCPenney, and take home your choice of Lorac samples, no purchase necessary:
* Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer
* Lorac Mini Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Glam


Another Facebook deal. On Monday, Oct. 26th, GloMinerals will open a page for their fans to request a FREE GloMinerals GloLoose Eyeshadow. Become a fan today and check THIS PAGE Monday.

Two Finds at Deal$

This week I found two great deals at my local Deal$ store (Gravois Bluffs for you local chicks).

1 - A Sunday paper is only $1. Some weeks there are a lot of great coupons. I know where I'll be buying my extra papers now.

2 - Some Maybelline products in the cosmetics aisle for $1. I found Forever Metallics metal-shine lip color. It's a fat pencil with lipstick coverage and lip gloss shine. My local store had several wearable colors. I love these lip color pencils and was super happy about this find.

Friday, October 16, 2009

elf deal

I've used elf products for a few years. The quality is good and most of their line is priced at $1. Their mineral make up is $5, which is still a terrific price.

Right now you can add this 27 piece make up collection to *any* order for free with the code LOYAL. The kit is a $15 value.
27 Pc Mini Includes:-9 eyeshadow shades-1 cream eyeshadow shade-1 blush-1 bronzer-10 lip gloss shades-1 brow powder-1 eye liner pencil-1 dual ended eyeshadow applicator and brush-1 face brush-1 lip brush

Shipping is $6.95. If you purchase a nail polish, you would be right at $8 for a great gift for a teen.

Borders Halloween Party -- 10/24

Borders is throwing a free Kids Halloween Spectacular on Saturday, October 24th at 2:00 PM.

Dress in costume, play fun games and create spooky crafts. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or other legal guardian. Event details vary by store.

TGIFridays coupons -- exp. 11/1

There are two coupons for T.G.I. Fridays available HERE.
*a free appetizer with *any* beverage purchase if you sit in the bar
--(Drink can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Three big sampler appetizers are excluded.)
*$5 sandwich or salad for lunch
--(Mon-Fri, 11 am - 4 pm)

Both expire 11/1 and are valid one per table, per visit.

Two sodas + a free appetizer = a super cheap date night. ;-D

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Delicious Frugal Meal

This Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole is meatless, cheap, and delicious. I used about half the cheese called for in the recipe and it was still yummy. My whole family loved it, including my carnivore husband and my picky eater son. My carnivore son rolled it in a wheat tortilla and declared it 'fantastic, Mom'.

Thanks, Erin, at $5 Dinners for the fabulous recipe that will definitely be repeated at our house. If you haven't visited Erin's blog, you should. She has a lot of great meal ideas.

Friday, October 9, 2009

QuikTrip Monthly Freebies

Sign up HERE to join QuikTrip's Web Group. Each month complete a very short survey and you'll receive a coupon for a free item. This month it's a free pack of Trident Layers Gum. In the past it's been a hot dog, doughnut, sandwich, coffee, etc. As always, free is good. ;-)

Einstein Bagel treat

Use this coupon at Einstein Bros. Bagels and receive a free container of Pumpkin or Cinnamon Sugar Bagel Poppers when you purchase a drink. Coupon expires 10/14. Those Pumpkin Poppers look ah-mAz-ing!
Thanks, Money Saving Mom, for sharing the info!

SC Johnson Rebate

Purchase 3 SC Johnson products and receive a $5 rebate. Rebate form HERE. You can submit 3 rebates per household. Now I have to find sales and coupon matches to lessen the out of pocket expense.

Get $5 back by mail when you purchase ANY 3 SC Johnson Products, including:
• Ziploc®
• Glade®
• Windex®
• Scrubbing Bubbles®
• Pledge®
• Shout®
• Fantastik®
• Drano®
• Raid®
• Off®
• Saran™
• Nature’s Source™

Kashi Coupon

Print a coupon for $1.50 off Kashi GoLean Crunch! Cereal HERE. Coupon expires 12/31/09 and you should be able to use the back arrow to print two. I'm sure you can find a sale between now and then to get some Kashi for cheap. 80% off is having a sale - 80% off their already reduced restaurant gift certificates. Get $25 gift certificates for $2. Use discount code FOUR and click apply at checkout. Offer ends Monday, Oct. 12.

Boston Market KEF until Halloween

Boston Market has a nice deal thru 10/31 - two kids eat free for each $6 in adult purchase. This is a good deal for those of us with 3 or 4 children. :-D Details HERE.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Neutrogena samples at Walgreens - 10/10

Neutrogena & Walgreens Saturdate
Oct. 10th, 10-5

Sample new Moisture Wrap Body Lotion and Moisture Shine Lip Soothers

Details HERE

White Castle BOGO

Print coupon HERE for buy one, get one White Castle cheeseburger slider. Coupon expires 10/31 and you can print more than one.

Monday, October 5, 2009 & American Cancer Society

Check out The Big Bundle HERE. For a $29.99 purchase, you'll receive over $700+ value and 100% of the proceeds go to American Cancer Society. True, you may not use all the coupons/offers in the bundle, but the $10 Papa John's gift card and $25 gift certificate alone are worth more than the $30.

Redbox Code - 10/5

Today only, get a free Redbox rental with code QNGJ7KD. The code can be used once per debit/credit card and expires tonight.

Friday, October 2, 2009

More cookies......

It's Cookie Month! Yay! Rumor has it cookies consumed during cookie month have no fat or calories. Now, I can't confirm that, but that's what I've heard....or wished for. lol

Yesterday I stopped at Mrs. Fields for our yummy free cookies. Thanks, Mrs. Fields! With our cookies we received a punch card. During Oct., buy three cookies, get one free.

Mrs. Fields has an email newsletter, Cookie Club. Receive "Special discounts, Promotional information, Online contest details, New product updates".

Great American Cookies also has an email newsletter, Cookie-mail. Sign up for Cookie-mail during October and receive an email for a free cookie. Throughout the year you'll receive "news on new products, exclusive offers, birthday surprises, and more!"

As always, I signed up with my 'newsletters email' to keep my 'real email' just for personal use.

Cookies? Sweet. Free Cookies? SWEET!

Subway Fit Kit

Teachers (including homeschoolers) can sign up for Subway's Get Fit for the Fun of It Kit HERE. The kit is free and includes a poster, stickers, and ideas and activities to challenge kids.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Redbox Codes

Codes for a free one night rental at a Redbox kiosk:
SMR8DVD - valid at McDonald's only

Codes are valid once per credit/debit card. Return is 9 pm the following evening and you can return at any Redbox kiosk, it doesn't have to be the one you rented from.

Veggie Tales

Veggie Tales has a new release on Oct. 3rd. Yay! Family Christian Stores has a couple of special offers for the release.

1-Pre-Buy Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving by 10/2 (at a 13% discount!) and receive The Toy That Saved Christmas free. We *love* Buzz-Saw Louie!

2-Release day party. Details from the site:
Saturday, Oct. 3 one day only
Watch the entire feature at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM at your local store
• A poster and balloon for the first 20 children
• Learn a lesson in giving
• Stickers and coloring pages for all (while supplies last)
• Fun for the whole family
Also, enjoy special in-store savings coupons during this spectacular event!
Find a store near you

3-Purchase Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving and receive a Bob & Larry cookie cutter while supplies last.

Finally, for each copy of Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving sold from Oct. 3 - Dec. 24, Family Christian Stores will donate $1 to Operation Christmas Child.

Magic House 30th Birthday -- 10/16-10/18

From The Magic House:

The Magic House Celebrates 30 Years
October 16 – October 18

Happy Birthday! The Magic House is 30 and loving it. To get this party started, through generous support from Target, The Magic House is having a free-for-all weekend celebration. In honor of this very special birthday, all party goers will be admitted to The Magic House FREE OF CHARGE on Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18! Visitors to The Magic House have the opportunity to donate to our 30th Anniversary fund to provide free educational filed trips for children from disadvantaged areas. For $2 per adult or $1.50 per child, the donation reflects our 1979 prices! There’s no need to R.S.V.P. for this magical birthday event, just stop by The Magic House and join in the festivities with fun entertainment for the whole family. Get in the birthday spirit with magicians, spectacular balloon creations, face painting, a fun birthday craft and of course ice cream and birthday cupcakes. And don’t forget your goody bag! With a $30 donation, you can purchase a goody bag filled to the brim with surprises and fun all valued at $30.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mrs. Fields Celebrates - 10/1

October is National Cookie Month. Yay! Mrs. Fields is kicking off the celebration by offering a free chocolate chip cookie on October 1st from 11 am to 1 pm.

Store Locator

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween booklets

Many fast food places have Halloween booklets for sale. You buy the booklet, then hand out coupons on Halloween instead of candy bars. Or, you buy the booklet, then dole them out to your children as a bribe...errrrr...reward for good behavior.

Burger King - $1 - 8 coupons for free value size fries

McDonalds -$1 - 12 coupons--4 free Apple Dippers, 4 free Small Cones, 4 free Apple Juice or Milk Jug

Wendy's - $1 - 10 coupons for free Jr. Frosty

Not all locations participate. The all have different valid dates, so check the dates and don't let them expire.

B&BW gift with purchase

Coupon HERE for a free home fragrance diffuser or refill with any $15 purchase. Offer valid through Oct. 13th.

Facebook and Walgreens

If you are a Facebooker, become a fan of Walgreens. On Oct. 2nd, Walgreens will release a code to their Facebook fans that is good for a free photo book (just pay shipping).

I am not on Facebook, but I am seriously thinking about signing up just so I can get in on all the great deals that I see.

Leap Frog sale

Leap Frog is having a sale. Items HERE are priced at $9.99. I scanned the page quickly and saw a few things Toddler Diva will like for Christmas. There are also lots of Tag books, some Leapster, some Didj.

Starbucks Taste Challenge

I'm always up for a Starbucks Challenge! Now they want us to come taste test the new VIA instant coffee. Ummm, okay. :-D They say it's so good you can't tell it apart from brewed.

From the site:
"But don't take our word for it. Try Starbucks VIA™ for yourself.
We think it tastes just as good as any cup of freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee. And we bet you'll agree. a participating Starbucks store October 2-5 to take the Starbucks VIA™ Taste Challenge. Let us know if you can taste the difference and receive a free tall brewed coffee for your time.*
Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew is available nationwide starting September 29.
*Good on your next visit with offer card. Only at participating U.S. locations."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Musselman's coupon

Printable coupon HERE for $1 off Musselman's Totally Fruit or Healthy Picks applesauce. Walmart reportedly has the 4-pack priced at $1.50, making it very cheap after coupon.

Smuckers Uncrustables

While cute, the idea of buying PB&J sandwiches goes against my cheapness. :-D However, for free, I'll surprise the kids ... and they'll think they're getting a great treat. Go HERE and submit an after-school organizational tip. The first 20,000 tips will receive an emailed coupon for a free 4-pack of Uncrustables within 6 weeks. 4-Pack? I guess I get one, too.

Walgreens coupon 9/29-9/30

Walgreens has a $5 off $25 purchase coupon that's only good Tuesday and Wednesday. The $25 must be *after* all coupons, so make sure you watch closely.

Free Custom TShirt

VistaPrint offers printing services for cheap...and some for free. I have family calling cards that I ordered (for free) from them quite a long time ago. The quality is very good.

Right now you can order customized white Tshirts for free (just pay $4 shipping). VERY cool idea for gifts, especially for kids. The free Tshirts have a line about 'free Tshirts from VistaPrint' under the picture. If you don't like that, the white Premium Tshirts do not and are on sale for $4.74. Both Basic and Premium Tshirts have an option of gray or black for an additional fee.

I've never ordered shirts from VistaPrint, but I'm willing to try based on the quality of the business cards. offers magazines subscriptions below retail price. While I prefer the price of *FREE*, cheap is good, too. Some magazines just never pop up for free and a cheaper magazine subscription makes a great gift idea.

I recommend you sign up to receive updates and special offers via email (don't use your 'real' email, use an 'offers/newsletters' email). I receive three types of emails from
#1-offers that highlight a sale on a particular magazine
#2-offers that have a $5 gift card code, some for a particular magazine and some for any

Best of All
#3-$5 Gift Card that I can use on the site or receive in cash.

The first time I received the email that said I could cash in the code, I was doubtful. However, it is legit. I got a $5 check a month or so later. Hello, Starbucks! lol

If you decide not to receive the check, $5 off the already lower prices can make a subscription very cheap and in some cases free. Whoo hooo, Free! ;-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yankee Candle sale

Tarts and votives are only $1 at Yankee Candle. Great way to get some new fall scents. I know it's still hot here in STL, but the calendar says it is fall. Time to bust out the pumpkin pie candles!

Other sales:
Buy one, get one 50% off select items
Buy 2 warming oils, get an oil warmer free (great gift idea)
Room sprays 2 for $10 (Host or Secret Santa gifts)
Candles, accessories, misc. on sale

Walgreens photo deals thru 9/26

30 prints for $3 with code APPLE30

25% off posters with code BASKET

Both codes are valid for five uses per account.

Cold Stone Ice Cream Social 9/24

Join Cold Stone Creamery as they host the 8th Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social and help make wishes come true.

September 24th
5-8 pm

Make a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and receive a 3 oz. Make-a-Wish Creation.

Yummy ice cream AND help grant a wish? WIN-WIN!


Sorry for the break, we were in Disney World. Definitely not 'cheap', but very most definitely fun! It was the first time for the kids and they all enjoyed it very much.

Now back to the cheap....we did some shopping in DW. lol

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Arby's Wed. Freebies

All summer, Arby's had Wednesday deals - buy X, get Y free. They've decided to continue into September! Starting today, you can get a free item when you make another purchase on Wednesdays. Here's the list, in case you need/want to plan ahead:
September 9--Free Regular Roast Beef Sandwich with the purchase of any soft drink

September 16--Free Regular Sidekickers with the purchase of any soft drink
September 23--Free Roastburger with the purchase of any soft drink
September 30--Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase 90%

To celebrate 09/09/09, is having a 90% off sale for 99 hours. A $25 gift certificate is just $1. I've never seen them run a 90% off. Have fun!

The code is NINETY.

Walgreens photo thru 9/12

Another Walgreens Photo deal!

4x6 prints are just 10 cents when you buy 50+. Pick up in store for free free.

Code is CATCH.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Amazon $5 magazines

I love getting magazines subscriptions for my favorite price aka free, but $5 is pretty cheap. Amazon currently has each of these magazine subscriptions priced at $5.

Family Fun

House Beautiful

Marie Claire (2 yrs)

Redbook (2 yrs)

Seventeen (2 yrs)

Womens Health

If the price on the site is higher, you will receive a credit at check out that drops it to $5.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Swagbucks Toolbar

In September, Swagbucks is giving away an extra code each day, but only to those who have downloaded the toolbar. It downloads in just seconds. Thirty extra codes in Sept.? Very nice. There are a lot of prizes that are 30 points an under. Mp3 downloads are just 1 point.

A $5 Amazon gift card is 45 points, so just the extra codes in Sept. will get you close. Use the site to search and you'll likely get the other 15 very quickly. I just cashed in two $5 Amazon gift cards when buying some shirts. It was great to get $10 off my purchase.

"Cheap is good, Free is better"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blue Bunny rebate

Labor Day Weekend only:
Purchase any Blue Bunny Aspen or Sedona product from 9/5-9/7, submit THIS REBATE FORM and Blue Bunny will refund your purchase price.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cheesecake Factory Drive Out Hunger Tour

1 in 8 Americans doesn't know where they will find their next meal. 1 in 8

The Cheesecake Factory has partnered with Feeding America. They are touring the country raising awareness and collecting cans of soup. Their goal is 100,000 cans. Go HERE to find out when they'll be in your area.

From the site:
The first 500 guests who attend an event and DONATE TWO CANS OF SOUP will receive a complimentary slice of our Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake™. Get there early because each event will have live music and a special gift for everyone.

Here in STL, the date is Sept. 12 from 7 -10 am at the Galleria.

Chik-fil-A freebies

Join the Chik-fil-A Chicken Wave HERE. The first 250,000 receive a coupon for a free sandwich, the next 750,000 receive a coupon for a free Coke Zero. There's also a daily drawing for a $50 gift card. As of the time of this posting, the count was at 204,762.

On Labor Day, go to Chik-fil-A from 10:30 am to close wearing something with your favorite sports team logo and receive a free original sandwich.

Friday, August 28, 2009

B&BW Free lip product

Print coupon HERE for a free lip item with any purchase at Bath & Body Works. Coupon valid thru Sun, Aug. 30th. Remember, *any* purchase means it doesn't matter how small your purchase is. Sale, Clearance, Trial size, Gift bag purchase will all qualify for the free item. Purchase a gift bag, add in the lip product and you've got a cute little gift for Christmas for a teen or a babysitter ... or a friend. I won't tell it was free. ;-)

IPC Labor Day special -- 9/5-9/7

On Labor Day weekend, Incredible Pizza Company is running a special. For $19.99, you get a buffet, drink, and a game card good for one hour of unlimited go-carts, bumper cars, mini-golf, mini-bowling, all video games & most redemption games. Offer valid for an umlimited number of friends/family members.

I suspect they'll be crowded, but that's an Incredible deal.

Fazolis KEF -- 8/29-8/30

This is the last weekend of Kids Eat Free at Fazolis (one free kid meal, 12 and under, with each adult entree purchased). LOVE those breadsticks!

Sign up HERE for updates and receive a 'welcome gift', which is reported to be an emailed coupon for $2 off $5 purchase.
-Thanks, Jill, for the info!

ETA -- I just received my welcome gift and it is a small spaghetti entree and expires in 14 days. This weekend we can order two adult meals, get two free kid meals and the third kid can have the free spaghetti. Lunch/dinner out for a family of five doesn't get a lot cheaper than that!
Thanks again, Jill!!! Did I mention I love the breadsticks? hehe is having a sale - 80% off their already reduced restaurant gift certificates. Get $25 gift certificates for $2.
Use discount code TASTE and click apply at checkout.
Offer ends Monday, Aug. 31st.
PLUS go through Upromise and get 15% of your purchase for the kids' college fund.

Be sure to read the details for the gift certificates you want, they all have different rules for use and some are more strict than others. You print your certificate at home, so you can purchase today and use tonight.

Our favorite local Mexican restaurant is listed, so I think I'll go order some of those.

Southern Living magazine

Through Sat., Aug 29th, Amazon has a one year subscription to Southern Living magazine for just $5, a savings of 92%! HERE Too bad it doesn't come with a pitcher of sweet tea.

Magazines always ship free and can help you get over $25 to get free shipping on the rest of your order. If you have a $5 Amazon gift card courtesy of Swagbucks, this subscription is totally free. Nice!

Pink Nation free travel kit

All Pink Nation Members will receive a free Beauty Travel Kit, (retail value $25) with any Pink purchase. Not a member yet? New members receive $10 off any $25 Pink purchase. Sign in or register HERE and print your coupon(s).

Toys R Us Great Trade-In Event -- 8/28-9/20

Full details in press release HERE.

"During the "Great Trade-In" event, which begins Friday, August 28 and continues through Sunday, September 20, all Babies"R"Us and Toys"R"Us locations nationwide will accept returns of any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards and high chairs in exchange for a 20% savings on the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers."

ROFL It's Cash for Clunkers for baby products! ;^)


With Dannonomics you can receive up to $15 in coupons from Dannon yogurt.
Request form HERE

Purchase $15 of any one Dannon brand, get $3 in coupons.
Purchase $20 of any two or more Dannon brands, get $6 in coupons.
Purchase $40 of any three or more Dannon brands, get $15 in coupons.

Promo runs from Aug. 10-Oct. 31. You'll need your original store receipts. If the receipt does not specifically say 'Dannon' in the item name you will need the lid or UPC code to prove purchase.

Purchase on sale and/or with coupons for an even better deal.

My kids love yogurt, I love coupons, sounds like a good combo!

Chocolate Friday again!

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act
Mars is giving away 250,000 coupons for a free candy bar each Friday this summer. You can register here once per Friday per email and there is a limit of four coupons total per household.

Did you get yours yet?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Free Hallmark card

Free Hallmark card HERE You don't pick your design, but free is good.

Ruby Tuesday

Sign up for Ruby Tuesday's So Connected email newsletter HERE and receive a coupon via email for Buy One entree, Get One entree free.

Morningstar Farms

Go HERE , sign up to be a Morningstar Farms Insider and you'll receive a coupon link via email for $1 off any Morningstar Farms product. Normally you can print this type of coupon twice, sometimes more.

Starbucks Birthday drink

YES! Starbucks is now offering a drink for your birthday when you update your profile HERE!!!!! Starbucks is MY kind of birthday club. My birthday is in Sept., so free Starbucks is in my near future. whoo hooo

Walgreens photo deals

More deals this week.

Today, Wed., Aug. 26th only
*Free 8x10 collage print. Code FUNDAY

Valid thru Sat., Aug. 29th:
*Buy 25 4x6 prints, get 25 free. Code BUY25GET25
*$3 off photo mugs. Code MUG3
pssst, Christmas is only 4 months away, it's not too early to start on gifts

Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle has lots on sale and the new Halloween candles are out. Did you see the new lip balm? How adorable are they? I must have them! :-D

$10 off a $25 purchase, valid thru 9/7
The discount should automatically apply online. If not the code is XF909Z1.
Print in-store coupon HERE.

Monday, August 24, 2009

This week's Arby's Deal

Details here

August 26th- Free Roast Beef 'n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Walgreens Photo 8/22

Last deal of the week

Saturday 50% off Everyday Photo Books Code: PHOTOBOOK

Friday, August 21, 2009

Grants Farm deal

Strictly STL here, so out-of-towners you can skip it. Well, I supposed you could drive in for it if you really want to. ;-)

We {{LOVE}} Grants Farm. We live just 15 minutes away and go numerous times during the summer. Of course we get a parking pass every year. If you did not get a pass and want to go this weekend, Grants Farm has a great deal. FREE parking! Yes, I said FREE. Normally $11 for the day, this is a huge savings.

If that's not enough, kids 10 and under will receive a hot dog and soda. If you've ever eaten in the Bauernhof you know what a deal that is.

I suspect this will be very popular aka very crowded.

From the site:
Kids 10 and under receive free kid's hot dog and soft drink (must drive in parking lot) Please bring school supplies to support the Mathews - Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club

Old Navy Sat. Sale 8/22

It's time for yet another Old Navy One Day Wonder. This week it's $1 socks for babies and toddlers, $3 basic Ts for men and women.

We're having a garage sale (come on over, Local Chicks) so I'll have to miss this one. :-(

Chocolate Friday!

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act
Mars is giving away 250,000 coupons for a free candy bar each Friday this summer. You can register here once per Friday per email and there is a limit of four coupons total per household.

Walgreens Photo 8/21

Walgreens Photo is having great daily deals this week.

Thursday only, FREE 8x10 scrapbook page. Code: SCRAPIT

Thursday, August 20, 2009

IHOP Kids eat free

Thru Sept. 13, kids can eat for free at IHOP. Yay! With one little and two not-so-little darlings I {love} KEF times. The kids love IHOP and so do I, throw in the new Hawaiian pancakes and this is a MUST for me.

The fine print - from 4 pm to 10 pm receive one free kid meal (drink not included) for each adult entree purchased. Valid for kids 12 and under and they have to order off the kids' menu.

Walgreens Photo 8/20

Walgreens Photo is having great daily deals this week.

Wednesday only, 20 FREE 4x6 prints. Code: 20FREE4ME

Pick up in store for free free, ship to the house for free with shipping.

Children's Place sale

The Children's Place is having a sale and you can take another 15% off with code FA70.

Luna Bar

I just received an email from Luna Bar with a link to request a sample of their new formula. Luna Bar offers samples several times a year. You only qualify for this offer if you are on the mailing list, but sign up now and you can benefit from the next offer.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Walgreens Photo 8/19

Walgreens Photo Deal of the Day

Wed. 8/19 Free Photo Cling Code: BEES

These look very cool, a vinyl photo cling so you can hang a photo 'anywhere'.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Walgreens Photo 8/18

Walgreens Photo is having great daily deals this week.

Tuesday only, a FREE 11×14 Poster. Code: FREEPOSTER

ETA: I just ordered mine. Shipping was $2 for the slowest shipping option, the other choices were $8 and $13. Since I ordered a print from our vacation in Sept. 08, I can wait a few more days.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Yo-Plus freebie

Print the request form HERE and send it in with an Activia UPC and receipt dated after 8/1 and Yoplait will send you a coupon to try Yo-Plus for free. Free yogurt? Yay!

This deal is going to be very good for me. I received a coupon for a free pack of FiberOne yogurt. When I used that coupon last week, a catalina printed for $1 off a pack of Activia, which I will use this week and send in for a free pack of Yo-Plus. Three packs of yogurt for $1 off the price of one, not bad. Is it too greedy that I'm hoping for an Activia sale this week??? lol

Walgreens Photo 8/17

Walgreens Photo is having great daily deals this week.

Monday the 17th only, 25 4×6 prints for only 25¢. Code: PENNY

Cereal sample

Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal - yum!

This week's Arby's Deal

August 19th- Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

Sunday, August 16, 2009

KFC Reminder

Just a reminder - If you got in on the free 2 piece grilled chicken meal deal offered a couple of months ago, the coupons expire tomorrow.

Walgreens photo deal thru 8/22

All week at Walgreens Photo you can get 50 4x6 prints for $5. Order more than 50 and each additional print is a dime. The code is EASY50. Love cheap pics!

Walgreens Photo 8/16

Walgreens Photo is going to have deals every day this week. Sunday the 16th, only, get a free 8x10 no purchase necessary. Pick it up in the store and it's free free; have it sent to the house and it's free with shipping. The code is 8X10.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday = Chocolate

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act
Mars is giving away 250,000 coupons for a free candy bar each Friday this summer. You can register here once per Friday per email and there is a limit of four coupons total per household.

B&BW Travel size coupon

Free Bath & Body Works travel size item. Print this coupon for a free Signature Collection 3 oz travel size product with *any* purchase. By any purchase, they truly mean any. A $1 gift bag, a clearance item, or another travel size product will qualify.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Godiva sale

WHOO HOOO! Save up to 50% on selected items at Godiva Boutiques, while supplies last. "Hurry in for best selection" is what the site says. I think they mean get there before I do. lol

Walgreens photo coupons

Two deals this week at Walgreens photo, both expire 8/15:

30 4x6 prints for $3 with code 3BUCKS

50% off 5x7 everyday photo books with code CREDIT50

Old Navy Tanks $2 - 8/15

Saturday, Aug. 15th, women's rib-knit tanks are $2, limit of 5 per customer while supplies last.

St. Louis Half Off

My friend, Jill (hey, girl!), sent me the link to this site and I'm grateful. 8^D

St. Louis Half/off

Sorry, out-of-towners, it's STL only, but be sure to check it out when you come visit! You buy gift certificates for half the face value...or less. While there, be sure to check out the clearance tab. One that caught my eye -- you can purchase a voucher for 4 tickets to a River City Rascals home game for $15.

Thanks again, Jill!! mwah The boys will thank you if we can squeeze a game onto the calender.

This week's Arby's Deal

August 12th- Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase

The 12th is our anniversary. Is Arby's romantic enough for an anniversary dinner? If it's free does that take the 'romance' down a notch? As thrifty as my husband is, it would probably ratchet the romance up a few notches instead. lol

TGIFridays coupon

Friday's wants you to come and bring some friends. During their BYOB (Bring Your Own Buddies) promotion, print this coupon and get $5 off each buddies' entrees, limit one coupon per coupon, per visit. Coupon is valid for up to 10 people and expires 8/31.

While you're at the site, sign up for the Stripes card. Spend $100 and get a coupon for $8. After signing up, you'll receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert and a free 'jump the line' pass.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Qdoba in Des Peres -- freebies 8/4 & 8/7

Sorry for the late notice! The kids and I went to the Arnold opening and had a great time. When we visit, they love to point out 'our table' and remind us they were the first to use it.

Join us TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH at our newest location (Manchester and New Ballas) for our Customer Appreciation Day.
The First 75 people through the doors starting at 10:30am will receive 2 FREE entrees (one to use on that visit and one for your next visit).

The Y98 crew will be out from 11am-1pm for a two hour lunch party. They will also be giving away "So You Think You Can Dance" tickets every 5 minutes.
Fredbird will make an appearance from 11am-12pm
We will also be hosting a "Sing on Q" karaoke contest from 11am-2pm. Just for participating you will receive 20 FREE ENTREES. You will also be registered to win a $500 Shopping Spree at West County Mall.
Don't Miss Out!
12350 Manchester Rd.

The first 80 people at the Des Peres 14 Cine on Friday, August 7 will receive a free private screening of G-Force and will enjoy a free lunch at the Des Peres Qdoba.
Friday, August 7
*Doors open at 9:15am*
Movie Starts at 9:45am*
Only the first 80 people will receive this offer

Monday, August 3, 2009

This week's free/cheap movies

August 5: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Great Escape
Details HERE Movies and days vary by location, but all start at 9:30 am.

The Tale Of Despereaux (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Movies vary by location, check link to find your theatre's listing.

This week's Arby's deal

August 5th- Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

Last Mocha Monday

Don't forget, it's Mocha Monday! Of course I'm talking about free McCafe Mondays!!!!!! Yippeee! McDonalds is offering a free 8 oz. Mocha on Mondays from 7 am - 7 pm --- no purchase necessary! sniff sniff It's the last one. :-(

Friday, July 31, 2009

A Christmas Carol Train Tour - 7/31-8/2

Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour is traveling the country through Nov. 1st.
Details HERE

St. Louis Union Station
July 31 - 9 am to 7 pm
Aug. 1 - 9 am to 7 pm
Aug. 2 - 9 am to 4 pm

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of the new movie "Disney's A Christmas Carol" starring Jim Carrey.

Friday means Chocolate!

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act
Mars is giving away 250,000 coupons for a free candy bar each Friday this summer. You can register here once per Friday per email and there is a limit of four coupons total per household.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mocha Monday

Don't forget, it's Mocha Monday! Of course I'm talking about free McCafe Mondays!!!!!! Yippeee! Thru August 3, McDonalds is offering a free 8 oz. Mocha on Mondays from 7 am - 7 pm --- no purchase necessary!

Kelloggs Fuel for School Rebate

Kelloggs Fuel for School rebate

Purchase 10 participating Kelloggs and/or Keebler products and receive a rebate of $10 plus a $70 coupon code from Dell.

If you buy the products on sale, use coupons, and submit for the rebate you can join me in saying 'Hat Trick'!

Rumor around the net says there will be another rebate in the fall but without the Dell coupon.

Disney Movie Rewards

Sign up for Disney Movie Rewards and earn free prizes by entering codes found in Disney movies. Go HERE to sign up and enter code GOOFY for 50 points, then take the survey under Member Benefits > Earn Bonus Points for another 100 points.

This week's Arby's Deal

July 29th- Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

This week's free/cheap movies

July 29: Nim's Island

Great Escape
Details HERE
Movies and days vary by location, but all start at 9:30 am.

Space Chimps (G)
Hotel For Dogs (PG)

Movies vary by location, check link to find your theatre's listing.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

National Cheesecake Day - 7/30

sigh Such an important holiday absolutely *must* be celebrated....and it's my little brother's birthday.....and he loves to be a good big sister I definitely should take myself to The Cheesecake Factory for half-price cheesecake in his honor, right? Of course I should!

The Cheesecake Factory is offering half-price cheesecake for the holiday (dine in only) and premiering a new flavor - Red Velvet Cheesecake. drool As if that's not enough, for each slice of Red Velvet sold over the next year, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents to Feeding America. So, how can you say no? Raise a fork, help raise money for charity, and think 'Happy Birthday' #34 for my baby brother. :)

McDs free drink coupon

Go HERE to take a short, and silly, quiz. At the end, you can print a coupon for a free drink at McDonald's. The coupon will have your name on it and expires literally 72 hours (to the minute) after printing, so do it when you know you'll be able to use it. I used mine today for a medium mocha (any friends surprised?) after the vet and it was free-free, no tax charged. Gotta love that! 8^D

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

McAlisters Tea - 7/23

July 23rd is Free Tea Day at McAlister's Deli. One per customer and, as always, participation varies so call ahead. Details HERE.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Utilities help from Tombstone

Tombstone Pizza is running a promo through Jan. 15, 2010. Details HERE. You can earn $5, $10, or $15 dollars credited to your utility bill. Watch for sales and use coupons, save your UPCs and enjoy a discounted utility bill.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Reusable Bag

This week World Market is giving away tote bags. The ad says one per person per day, no purchase necessary, while supplies last. The bag is cute and World Market is always fun to shop.

I love reusable bags. They're better for the environment in the long run and hold a lot more than paper or plastic. Plus with the straps you can carry more bags at one time. Very helpful when unloading the van.

Tyson Skillet Creations rebate

Print rebate form HERE and get a full rebate on purchase price (up to $4.99) of Tyson Skillet Creations. There was a $1 coupon in June or there is a printable $1 coupon at the site to cover tax and postage on the rebate form, making it totally free plus a smidge extra. :-)

Venom Energy Drink

Register HERE to receive a coupon for a free Venom Energy Drink. I might need this for a Six Flags trip with the boys.

Walgreens 50 for $5

Thru 7/25, get 50 4x6 prints for $5 at Walgreens. Code is SUMMER50. You must order 50 to get the deal, but can order more than 50 and get them for 10 cents each.

Six Flags

Want to go to Six Flags, but don't want to spend quite so much?

Y98 Tuesdays - purchase tickets online for $9.80 valid on Tuesdays only, details HERE
Thanks, Deanna, for sharing!

Big Six Pass - Six visits for $36, details for Big Six and other offers HERE

Great Escape Summer Movies

Great Escape Cinemas is hosting a Children's Summer Film Festival.

Details HERE

Movies and days vary by location, but all start at 9:30 am.

Thanks, Charlotte, for the heads up. We have one practically in our backyard and I didn't know they were showing free movies for kids.

Today's AMC Movie

Movies scheduled (schedule and movie titles subject to change)

July 22: The Spiderwick Chronicles

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (G)
Bee Movie (PG)

Movies vary by location, click link to check your theatre's listing.