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.

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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.