Monday, June 29, 2009

Free Veggie Tales DVD

While supplies last you can get a free Veggie Tales DVD by signing up for their e-newsletter here. You do have to pay the $2.99 shipping/handling fee, but it still makes for a great deal and a great birthday or Christmas present for your kids. There are 3 different ones to pick from.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Here are a couple of freebies you might be interested in:

Go here to get a free nursing cover from It is for one of their basic covers. Supplies are limited, and I think that only the pink and blue ones are left. They usually cost $32, but if you use the promo code planning all you have to pay is the shipping and handling. I made one for myself before my baby was born and I spent more than the s/h cost on just the fabric, so this is a pretty good deal.

Also, from now unti July 12 you can get a free Jamba Juice with purchase of another one by using the coupon found here. That's a nice refreshing treat for a hot day (and believe me, we are having some very hot days here in Vegas!)

Monday, June 22, 2009

CVS bargains

I have just recently gotten into the CVS deals. It is very similar to Walgreens, but better. Not only can you make "money" on your purchases (called easy saver bucks--similar to Walgreen's register rewards), but you can also use your CVS card to get additional coupons everytime you go into the store (sometimes I get $5 off a $15 purchase or other great ones).
I was able to get some great deals today when I went in. They were out of a couple things already that I wanted (their SoyJoy bars are on sale 4 for $4, but you make $4 in ECBs when you buy them, so essentially they are free), but I still did pretty well. I was able to get everything here and only spend $0.26 out of pocket! I had a $5 off $15 coupon that I was going to use, but when I got up to the register I realized that it had expired yesterday :( so I used a $5ECB I had earned a couple of weeks ago and $11.25 in manufacturers' coupons. The more I get into couponing the more excited I get about the awesome deals that are out there. It just takes a little bit of research and planning to get them.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Walgreens weekly wrap up

I know that this post is a little late in getting out since these sales ended tonight. I've been pretty busy with my little one starting swim lessons, working extra at the hospital, and working on a secret project for Father's day for my husband (check out my other blog here in a couple of days to see it). I apologize that it is late, but it was such a great week that I just had to do a post on it. I was most excited to be able to get some more makeup (Loreal), using my register rewards earned on the St. Ives body wash and manufacturer coupons (plus the buy one get one free offer). I only spent $3.05 for the makeup and everything else you see here (4 deodorants, 4 toothbrushes, 2 packs of floss, 1 St. Ives body wash, 4 pkgs. vanilla pudding, and the 2 containers of makeup). That is a 94% savings over the $48.21 original value. I used $21 in manufacturer coupons, $11.20 in Walgreens coupons (in their weekly ad), and saved an additional $12.99 from sale prices. Great week :)

I have mentioned in a previous post the need for filler items when combining RR and manufacturer coupons. I really like using their puddings for this. Not only are they one of the cheapest things that you'll find there, but the vanilla ones come in really handy since I am now making 2-3 batches of Amish friendship bread every 10 days and each recipe needs one (can I just say YUM--I love that stuff!).

Friday, June 19, 2009

Free Sundiwear Stickers

This is a new item that I just learned about. They are stickers that you put on your kids that turn a different color when it is time to reapply sunscreen. Sounds like a cool idea. You can sign up on their website for a free pack. I just ordered mine, so we'll see how good they are in a few weeks when they get here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

2 more freebies for June 19th

Besides a free Orange Julius tomorrow, you can also put on your flip flops and head on over to Tropical Smoothie cafe for a free Jetty Punch Smoothie. Offer is good to the first 500 customers who wear flip flops there tomorrow in honor of National Flip Flop Day. More details here.

Also, A&W is offering free small rootbeer floats tomorrow in honor of their 90th birthday. Offer is good from 2-8pm and I do recommend calling your nearest store to make sure that they are participating. More details can be found here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free Orange Julius

Orange Julius is offering free 20 oz. light smoothies on Friday June 19. Flavors include Strawberry Delight, Tropical Sunlight, and Berry-Pom Twilight. You have to have a coupon for this promotion though. Go here to print off enough for each person in your family. Rumor has it that they will be pulling the coupon off their website in the next day, so I would print them off sooner than later so you don't miss you freebie. For my fellow Las Vegans, there is an Orange Julius at the Galleria Mall. Enjoy! Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Albertson's cereal deals 6/4-6/9

It's been awhile since I've posted anything--I've been gone on vacation having a fun time with family in Minnesota. When I got back I had to do two graveyard shifts at the hospital, and what did my sweet husband do while I was gone--he organized one of our closets better, so there was more room on our "cereal shelf" for more storage. I took advantage of the extra room and went out and bought more cereal. Don't worry--I didn't even break my cereal rule of not spending more than a dollar for a box of cereal. Here's how:

Albertson's is having a great deal this week. Some of their Kellogg's cereal is 2 for $5, but if you buy 8 boxes you get $5 off instantly. If you printed off any of those great $1 off Kellogg's cereal coupons last month online, then you can essentially get a box of cereal for $0.88, or you can use the $1 coupons that came in the RedPlum coupon booklet during this past week with the ads in your mailbox.

I also scored big by getting my cereal during their 8 hour sale on Thursday. Their Mini Wheats were on sale for 3 for $5. Using $1 off per box coupons that I had received from VocalPoint, I was able to get these for $0.67. (If you sign up on VocalPoint they will send you free samples and coupons periodically). If you missed the 8 hour sale you can still get the MiniWheats with the other Kelloggs deal of $5 off instantly when you purchase 8 boxes.

So, combining the different deals I was able to get 14 boxes of cereal for $10.96. Now for the bonus savings--on the back of the MiniWheats boxes are tokens to earn free movies. Each box has 2 tokens, and you need 5 tokens to get a free movie. All you do is mail in the tokens with a form printed on the inside of the box. That's it--and they'll send you a free movie (they have 8 different ones to pick from). You don't even have to pay shipping and handling.

For a double bonus the same boxes of cereal have a form for a $4 mail in rebate when you purchase the movie Marley and Me. If you were planning on getting that movie anyway, here's a way to save a little more.