LOTS of FREEBIES from Vistaprint - Pay for Shipping ONLY!

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Speaking of FREEBIES...  have you ever checked out Vistaprint.com?  If not, you should!  They are offering a lot of freebies that you can order for FREE right now - you pay only for the shipping costs.  The other day I ordered 140 custom return address labels (for Christmas cards), a rubber stamp (return address), a custom pen, 3 sets of 10 note cards (3 different custom styles) - and I only paid about $15 for shipping of everything!  You can order up to 10 free items per order with them.  Today I am going to order a free photo calendar (as a Christmas gift for my mom) and some more return address labels! 

Whoot, whoot!  Have I mentioned that I <3 HEART <3 FREE!!!!!

FREE $15 Gift Code for Kodak Gallery!

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A HUGE thanks to Kathy at 30 Dollar a week grocery challenge for this HOT, HOT tip...

Click HERE to get your FREE $15 photo gift from Kodak Gallery!  I will be using mine to order Chirstmas gifts - probably a photo mug or something like that.  Hurry, I did this today and my code expires 11/4 so my guess is that all codes will expire on that day.  Gotta love FREE Christmas gifts!  We'll have to pay shipping, but we usually order photo mugs for grandparents anyway so this is an awesome deal for me!!

50% Off EVERYTHING at Payless - 10/29-10/30

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Thinking about trying a new pair of stylish flats?  Kids need some rain boots?  Wanted to buy a pair of cute shoes to go with that Halloween costume, but you didn't want to spend too much money on them?  Well this is your chance...
OK, so this deal is posted all over the other blogs I follow so I'm not exactly sure who to thank for posting it.....  But anyway, you can click HERE to get a coupon good for 50% off EVERYTHING at Payless thru tomorrow only.

Target Deals This Week

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Thanks to Marcy at Stretching a Buck for putting together a fabulous list of Target deals for this week.  Check them out HERE!!  She has a loooong list, so get your pen & paper ready!

One deal she doesn't mention is that you can download coupons good for $1 off any General Mills Ceral (good at Target only) at afullcup.com.  Use them to get cereal for as cheap as $1.50!  I will be going by tomorrow to pick up a few boxes.

Safeway 10/14-20

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So, looks like all my work is done for me tonight :)  I like it!  Click over to Gina's list of super sale items HERE - she always has a great Safeway list because she is a Safeway junkie!!!  Some of the deals she finds there...  I just don't know how she finds them all! 

Harris Teeter 10/14-20

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I'm getting ready to post the Harris Teeter deals for this week and wouldn't you know it, they're already posted on several websites!  So, I'm linking up to the list I like best... Thank you Dana at Frugal in Virginia!!!

My most favorite deal this week...
Bear Naked Granola $3
use $2 off 1 printable coupon (Dana doesn't have a link to this coupon, so get it here)
= $1 each - SUPER cheap for this brand!! 

More FREE Lip Balm...

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Looks like this is the time of year for free lip balm!  I tried to score some Nivea lip balm for free today, but wouldn't you know it - they were sold out at my store :(  Bummer!  So tomorrow I am going to run over to CVS to try to get me some Neosporin Lip Health for FREE.  Here's the deal...  Print up this coupon for $3 Off Neosporin Lip Health and take it to CVS where they are on sale thru October for $3 each.  I love FREE - just the sound of the word makes me feel good! 

Another Way to Earn ECBs at CVS

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Thanks once again to Tara over at Deal Seeking Mom for heads-up on another awesome deal.  Look for these "Green bag tags" at CVS - they are $0.99 each.  Attach one to your reusable shopping bag - have it and your CVS card scanned at check out each time you shop at CVS and you will earn $1 ECB at every 4th visit (when you use the tag and your CVS Extra Care card each time).  Sounds to me like another easy way to rack up some bucks, and to help the environment :) 

FREE Trident Layers Gum at Walgreens

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Walgreen's has Trident Layers gum on sale for 2 for $2, get $1 RR when you buy 2.  Print yourself 2 of these $0.75 off 1 printable coupons and you'll pay a total of $0.50 out of pocket and you'll get $1 RR for your next purchase!  Saa-weeeet!!

New Vickie's Coupon - $10 Off & FREE Panty

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There's a new Victoria's Secret coupon out for $10 off any bra + a FREE Pink cotton panty.  Just click HERE to log-in or join the VS Pink website and print up your coupon. 

Thanks for the heads-up Tara!!

FREE Nivea Lip Balm at Safeway thru 10/15

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If you still have the $1 off 1 Nivea Lip Care coupon (from 8/30 paper), you can score some for free this week...  Safeway has them on sale for $1.  Better catch this one soon, the coupon expires 10/15! 

Thanks Charlene!!

I'm in a Blogging Funk...

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OK, so I started on this blogging adventure a while ago.  It actually took me several months to get things ready and actually start telling people about the site......  and now I'm finding myself in a place where I just don't want to blog.  Somehow it has evolved from fun ---> to ---> an obligation - I know, it sounds like a dirty word, doesn't it? 

As you may have noticed I haven't been blogging much over the past week. I've had so much more time to spend with my kids and my house has actually been a bit more of a happier place (I know, I know, sounds totally geek, but it's true!).  So now I'm feeling like this blog is sucking my life away - I mean, I was fine before it, right? 

You see,  I started doing it all as a fun and easy way to share my money saving ideas with my friends.  Somewhere over the past 2 months this turned into something that I am spending way too much time on.  I mean, I spent time looking up deals before but posting all the info just takes SO much more time.

I'm starting to ramble on here.  Basically what I'm trying to say is I think I need a bit of a break.  I need time to decide what I'm doing, whether I want to put my time into this blog (a lot of time for something that I get nothing in return for except the satisfaction of helping you guys, my most fabulous readers!) and whether I can find a way to strike a balance.  I'm torn over the whole thing. 

I will probably continue to post a little - kind of like over the past week, maybe more, maybe less.  I just wanted to let you all know why and what's going on. 

Nitey-nite for now :)  Stay frugal, and most of all stay fabulous!!!

$25 Restaurant.com Certificate for Only $2!!!

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You may remember me telling you about restaurants.com certificates HERE.  Well, they are running a special where you can get a $25 voucher for only $2!  Just use code FOUR - this deal is only good thru 10/12 so hurry!

Safeway Deals - 10/7-13

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I really need to do some good grocery shopping.  The fridge is getting bare and the hubster is getting angry...  I just haven't been too pleased with the grocery store sales for the past few weeks, so I keep putting off my shopping :)  I know when I cave and do a whammie of a shopping trip, Harris Teeter will finally run a super double coupon deal.  Here are what I think are the "bests" for Safeway this week...
Ken's Salad Dressing  - $0.99 (limit 4)
80% lean Ground Beef  - $1.49/lb
Kraft Cracker Barrel cheese  - $1.49 (limit 2)

Entemann's Cakes & Pastries  - 2 for $5 (not cheap, but these are usually over $5 each and they never go on sale)

Johnsonville Bratwurst - $3.99
use (1) save $1 on 2 coupon
= $3.49 each when you buy 2

Safeway Ground Turkey  - $1.99/lb

Coupons in sale ad...
Lucerne Large Eggs, 18 ct.  - $0.99
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent  - $2.99 (combine with $1 off 1 printable manufacturer coupon and pay only $1.99 - limit 1)

Yes, that's it.  I wish there were more fabulous deals.  Weekly deals for Giant will be posted tomorrow since they don't start until Friday.


Harris Teeter this week - 10/7-13

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Here are the best deals I see -- there may be other good deals that I just don't think are that great, so they won't be listed here.  For example, they have their bags of frozen, boneless chicken breasts on sale for BOGO.  I got these before and half of them were freezer burned...  needless to say, I won't be jumping for that deal this week.  Anyway, nothing too fabulous this week.  One of these weeks they will actually do those super double coupons that we are all so patiently (HaHaHaHa) waiting for.  So, here goes...

Strawberries - Buy 1, get 2 FREE

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice - BOGO
I don't have any coupons for this one, but I'll still grab it because my kids LOVE it and it doesn't go on sale that often.

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits  - BOGO
use (2) $1 off 1 printable coupon (print limit of 2 - I have reached my limit, wahh!)
= price varies

New York Texas Toast - BOGO
use (2) $0.50 off 1 coupons (which will double and give you a total of $2 savings)
= super cheap

Fresh Foods Market Soups  - Buy 2, get 3 FREE
This will make for an easy quick meal.  We will probably use this one for a soccer night - and I can get several different kinds of soup so everyone is happy.

Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken w/Broccoli & Cheese - BOGO
use (2) $1 off 1 coupons

*Please note that for BOGO deals at HT, you can purchase 1 item and it will ring up at the 1/2 off price.  I automatically do my scenarios for a purchase of 2, usually using 2 coupons.  I don't have prices on any items yet because they aren't listed in the paper.  I'll fill them in when I make it over to the store.

All You Magazine

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Have you ever heard of All You Magazine?  I hadn't heard about it until recently...  it's sold exclusively at WalMart or you can order a subscription online at places like amazon.com.  This magazine is FULL of all sorts of coupons.  The cover price is $2.49 per issue, but I know I get more than that out of the coupons I clip from it.

One of the best coupons I got out of this month's issue (shown in the picture)  is a coupon for Rimmel make-up BOGO.  Walgreens has Rimmel make-up on sale this week for buy one, get one free.  So tomorrow I'm taking this coupon over to Walgreens and getting myself 2 FREE items!  Saaa-weeet! 

$5 Off Enfamil Coupon

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There are no more babies in my house, but when there were I remember formula coupons being pretty hard to come by.  Click over to coupons.com HERE to print your $5 off coupon for Enfamil Premium - you can print 2 coupons from each computer you have access to.                                                                         
Thanks to Marcy at Stretching A Buck!

Walgreen's Deals - 10/4-10

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Walgreens deals this week are coming to you thanks to Erin over at Coupon Cravings.  Just click over to her site HERE

For the record, the Purell is already sold out at the Walgreens on Sudley Manor Drive. 

Nitey-nite - I'm going to bed early again...  So sleepy, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

CVS Deals this week - 10/4-10

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Here's the list of what I think are the best deals at CVS this week.  Remember, you need an ExtraCare card (which you can get for free). Oh, and their super cheap items go pretty quicky so try to get in there early in the week...

Arm & Hammer Detergent - BOGO, price not listed
= not sure right now, but with 2 coupons you'll get a pretty good deal

Secret Deodorant - $2.49
use $1 off 1 coupon (limit 1)
get $1 ECB
= $0.49 after coupon & ECB

Revlon Nail Polish - $3.99
get $3 ECB (limit 6)
= $0.99

Purex Complete 3-in-1 - BOGO, price not advertised
use (2) $1 off 1 coupons
= cheap

Not a lot, but you can bet I'll be there for the nail polish!!  I'm about out of room for any more laundry detergent at the moment :)

FREE Redbox Code - Today ONLY

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Today only, you can use promo code QNGJ7KD to get a free rental.  This code can be used once per credit card, so you can get more than one movie for FREE if you use mutiple cards (makes it easier for the kids to pick a movie if they can each pick out their own!).

Thanks to Tara at DealSeekingMom!!

Don't Be A Hater ;)

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OK, OK, so I'm not blogging anything good this weekend.  Please don't be a hater - I'm completely exhausted!  Insane busy weekend - Skins game today with friends and being in the sun and screaming my lungs out all afternoon has completely wiped me out.  I'm off to bed early to get a good night's sleep for once. 

I'll be back in full force tomorrow.......  I promise!!  If you can't wait until then, click away at my blog list on my sidebar - they have some fab posts to keep you busy until then.  xoxoxo

Crazy Weekend >:-)

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I am having an insanely, crazy busy weekend and just wanted to let you all know I'll be posting more tomorrow night (after the kiddos are tucked into bed).  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Go Redskins - pray, it's our only hope!!

Fall Fun in Northern VA

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My daughter has the most amazing teacher this year!  Not only does she so obviously love teaching and love her kids... but she is so fun and family friendly!  I knew I'd love her when she gave out coupons for BOGO meals at Ruby Tuesday's at back-to-school night :)  So, where am I going with this?  Well, my kids have been bugging me about going to the pumpkin patch and wouldn't you know it - I get an email from Mrs. Fabulous 4th Grade Teacher with all sorts of informtion about fun things to do in the fall in VA!!  And of course I'm going to share this info with you guys!!  Here are your links...

2 More NoVA Restaurants where Kids Eat FREE!

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I just happened to be out doing some shopping this afternoon when the hubster met up with me and suggested we go grab a smoothie from the newly opened Tropical Smoothie Cafe in, uh, is that Bristow or Noksville or Manassas???  Anyway, while I was sipping away on the most amazing smoothie I've ever had (MMMmmmm, I want another one right now!) I noticed that they offer "kids eat free" on Sundays. I believe that for every adult combo purchase you get a FREE kids combo (kids 12 and under only, child must be present).  I know what you're thinking...  they have food too?  Yes, they do and the menu looked amazing!  Healthy stuff at decent prices!  My hubster actually got a flatbread with peanut butter, banana, honey & granola today and he LOVED it (he talked about it all evening).

But wait, there's another...

Salsarita's (which is right near Tropical Smoothie) offers "kids eat free" on both Sunday and Monday! I don't know all of their restrictions, but I do know that you have to purchase an adult combo to get a free kids combo and I believe it's from 3-7pm each day.

From You Friday!!

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So this is the "first edition" of From You Friday - a posting with ideas and tips shared by you all.  I had a few emails from you guys that weren't necessarily time sensitive, so I've been saving them up for this post.  I hope this post helps encourage you all in your fabulously frugal-ness ;)
First, I got a tip from TIB88 (sorry I don't know your name!!  If you read this feel free to leave a note and take the props that you diserve) about MyKidsEatFree.com.  This is another website that links up to lists of restaurants by area - you can search where you live, where you're going on vacation, places you're going on a day trip...  very handy! 

I also got an email from my fabulously fugal friend Perri about Restaurant.com.  On this website, you search by area to see which restaurants near you offer "gift certificates" on their website.  You can purchase their gift certificates for different amounts, only that isn't the amount you pay.  For example, right now you can purchase a $25 certificate for $5 when you use the code SHRIMP (got that code from Coupon Mom).  I recently purchased 4 $50 certificates for a total of $16 - I paid $4 each!  There is one thing you must know before purchasing (I bold this because I did NOT know the first time I purchased from them) - the certificates are good toward the purchase of a meal that is total valued at double the price of your certificate (my $50 certificates are good for $50 off a meal of $100 or more).  You can read their FAQ here.

That's it for this week - if you have anything you'd like to share for next week, please feel free to shoot me an email.

Thanks again TIB88 and Perri!!!

Victoria's Secret $10 off any Bra + FREE panty

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Although I love me some shopping time at Vicki's, I'm not always fond of spending that much money on "under-clothes".  When I find a good coupon for this store it makes for a good day...  So, just click HERE to get a printable coupon for $10 off any bra + a free pair of cotton panties.  The only catch with this coupon is that it's for IN STORES ONLY, not online. 

Old Navy update SOON!

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UPDATE - As of right now (7:53pm) there are still over 44k 20% off coupons - this is the best coupon that's left, and there's no minimum purchase.  If you want one, take the 4 stars in the middle section (2 at the top and 2 at the bottom - your pointer will turn into a little hand when over them) and move them to the yellow "4". 

The Old Navy coupon site (OldNavyWeekly.com) is currently being updated.... that means new coupons to be posted soon!  Hope they do it before my shows start at 9:00!!

Happy hunting :)

New Printable Coupons

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Several coupon websites have updated their printable coupons...  Check out RedPlum.com, SmartSource.com and Coupons.com (you can get coupons from Coupons.com on my side bar also).  Remember to scroll thru all of the screens on each webpage to make sure you have all the coupons you want - some are new and some are old.  And don't forget - most coupons can be printed twice from each computer.  If it's a coupon for something you use often you may want to print 2 while you can (and even print 2 more from another computer if you can!).