Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm here

I'm actually not boggled down with school at the moment, I'm just suffering with a horrible allergy attack/summer cold. I'm not sure which but either way, it sucks. I do have a few things to post and the day off work tomorrow so hopefully I'll feel up to getting all that taken care of before class tomorrow night. I also have a giveaway to post (my first, yay!) hopefully within the next couple days, so keep an eye out for that as well!

Talk to you all soon!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Magellan GPS $79.99 Shipped from Amazon!

Been in the market for a GPS for your car? Today ONLY Amazon has discounted the Magellan RoadMate 1420 4.3inch Portable GPS Navigator down to $79.99 from their list price of $149.00. That's a 47% savings. You don't often find GPS systems for much lower than this, plus this item qualifies for Free Super Saver Shipping, so you will only pay $79.99.

Get them before they're gone!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Become a Nesquik Shaker

Love Nesquik products? Become a Nesquik Shaker and be one of the first to try new products and get free product coupons. The opportunity is open to people over 18 who are willing to help get the word out about Nesquik products. You have to fill out a short application which they will look over (it could take them a few weeks) and then let you know if you are a Shaker or not.

Kelloggs Cereal Recalls

Kelloggs is recalling some of their popular cereals because they do not meet quality standards. The paper liners in the boxes can leave the cereals with a waxy taste. Couponing 101 has a full list of all the cereals that are being recalled as well as how to get reimbursed if you purchased any of the faulty boxes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Old Navy 30% off

Now through 6/29, Old Navy is having a Wholey Moley sale where they giving an extra 30% discount to EVERYTHING in the store, including clearance items. You can snag some pretty sweet deals with this one. This is valid in stores and online as well. Shop now so you can get first pick of sizes and styles!

Amazon Kindle for $189

Amazon's Kindle's are currently on sale for $189 (a nice hunk off their normal $259 price) as they are allegedly planning on releasing a new re-vamped Kindle later this year. Grab this while you can if you want a Kindle, it probably won't come any cheaper than this.

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Site updates

I've added some new pages to the blog at the top. I have contact information, a page of blogs I frequent, as well as a reference page of some survey sites that I use often. Most of it is still a work in progress, but feel free to check them out!

If anyone ever has any questions/comments/suggestions feel free to send me an email or comment! :)

Fraggle Rock Complete Series on DVD!

Today ONLY on Amazon you can score the whole series of Fraggle Rock, which includes all 96 episodes and 100 original songs from the series for only $37.49. This set normally goes for around $100 so you'll be saving around 60% off the retail price. If you're an 80's kid, you can't deny that you remember Fraggle Rock, it's just not true.

I think I might be getting this....just's Fraggle Rock.

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Avril Lavigne's New Fragrance

New celebrity fragrance time! Avril Lavigne has a new perfume called Forbidden Rose coming out in August but if you go here and fill out your information, you can get a sample of it before it hits stores! No word on how long it will take to receive.

New York and Company Sale

is having a big sale in stores and online where you can get items for as low as $5.99! They have quite a bit and quantities are limited so head over there for the best selection.

Also if you shop online and spend more than $65, you can get free shipping by entering promo code 1254 at checkout.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Awesome Bath and Body Works trip

So I take no credit for this one, since well....I didn't do it.

This is my friend Crystal's haul from Bath and Body Works last week. She's got lotions, cooling mists, antibacterial soaps, pocketbacs, etc. She managed to snag all of this at the huge sale/clearance blowout they were having (where you could get many items for 75% off). There are 22 items in that picture (some hidden behind other things) all of it was $31!! That's about 1.35 an item!

I call Crystal the Queen of Bath and Body Works. I don't even think this is something I could pull off.

6/21/10 CVS And Target: 81% total savings

(Sorry if the pics are a little blury this time)

I have mentioned that I love Target, right? I went to a different Target than I normally do (in Columbia, MD - for those who know the area) because I was having lunch with my ex-boyfriend (we've remained friends) who works in the area and I needed a couple things and I saw Target had some great sales this week. I also had a very nice cashier, given how many coupons I used, it was a blessing. Everything in the above picture was $17.97

  • 10 SoBe Lifewaters - $1ea = $10
  • 2 Glade Odor Elimiator Room Sprays - $3.49ea = $6.98
  • 2 6-pack 8oz Pepsi - $2.19ea = $4.38
  • 2 Secret Smoothing Effects - $3.89 = $7.78
  • 2 Maximum Strength Pepcid AC 8-count - $4.26ea (on sale) = $8.52
  • 1 Prevacid 24 hour 14 count (for my mother) = $10.89
  • 1 Stayfree 32 count pads = $3.14 (My coupon for it was about to expire and I wanted to use it up)
  • 2 Schick 5 Hydro Shavers - $7.99ea = $15.98
  • 1 Deer Park Sparkling Water in Orange = $0.84 (on clearance)
  • 1 Ziplock Evolve Sandwich bags - 50 count = $1.77
  • 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer = $6.99
Coupons Used:
  • 4 BOGO SoBe coupons printed from here = deducted $4 total
  • 2 $2 off Glade Fabric Odor Eliminator (Target) from here
  • 2 $1 off Glade Fabric Odor Eliminator (manufacturer)
  • 2 $1 off 6 pack Diet Pepsi (Target - doesn't specify size, so you can use it on the mini-cans) from here
  • 2 coupons from Secret for a Free Deoderant = deducted $7.78 - so both were free
  • 2 $3 off Pepcid Product that I mentioned here (still available)
  • 1 $6 off Prevacid 14-count
  • 1 $ off Stayfree Pads
  • 2 $4 off Schick Hydro Razor (regional Target coupon from last weekends coupon insert)
  • 2 $5 off Schick Hydro Razor (manufacturer coupon - which gave me $2 in overage since the razor was $8 and I had $9 in coupons)
  • 1 $1 off Ziploc storage item from here
  • 1 $0.55 off Ziploc storage (manufacturer)
  • 1 $3 off Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer (Target) from here
  • 1 $3 off Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer (manufacturer)
Total before coupons/sales: $77.30
Total after coupons/sales: $17.97
Savings: 77% or $59.33
PLUS: I got a $5 Target Giftcard for purchasing 10 SoBe's which brings my total to $12.97 or 83% savings

The above pic is CVS - I wasn't sure how much of a filler I needed, which is why there are two of the magazines, wound up not really needing two, but that's fine. I gave one to my Mom. The above total was $1.44

  • 1 Dawn dish soap (on sale) $1
  • 1 Benadryl Allery Relief 24 count $4.99
  • 2 Reinventing Beauty magazines $0.99ea = $1.98
  • 1 CVS Ibuprofen 50 count - $3.99
  • 1 Schick Quattro Ladies Disposable Razors - $8.49
  • 1 Skintimite shave gel - $1.99
Coupons Used:
  • 1 $4 off with the purchase of $20 that came from the little coupon machine in the store
  • 1 $1 off any Dawn
  • 1 $1 any Benadryl
  • 1 $4 off any Schick Quattro Shaver that I got in the mail a few days ago (CVS coupon)
  • 1 $2 off any Schick disposable lady shaver
  • 1 $1 off Skintimate shave gel (came with the Quattro CVS coupon)
  • Also used $8 in Extra Care Bucks that I already had
Total before coupons/sales: $22.44
Total after coupons/sales: $1.44
Savings: 95%
PLUS: I got $3 in Extra Care Bucks back for purchasing the ibuprofen so I made money at CVS today!

Night Owl?

You can get a free single entree serving with any purchase after 9pm at Panda Express. Just print out the coupon here! Valid through 7/11/10 at participating locations.

New Bath and Body Works Coupon!

Brand new Bath and Body Works coupon where you can get a free travel size item (up to $5) with ANY purchase. You could even just buy one of the $1.50 hand sanitizers and get a free travel item.

Valid through July 14th!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3 MP3 Soundtrack

Currently you can buy the entire Toy Story 3 Soundtrack (in MP3 format) from Amazon for $3.99. You'll save about $15 as compared to buying all the mp3 tracks separately. Not sure how long this is gonna last, so if you want it, grab it now!

Amazon also has 100 other MP3 albums all starting at $5. Browse the selection here.

Clean and Clear Morning Burst

If you join The Surge from Clean and Clear you will receive a $5 off coupon on the new Morning Burst Surge power cleanser. You will be able to print this coupon twice for amazing savings!

This new cleanser is scheduled to be released on 07/04/10 and usually with new product releases comes awesome introductory deals, so you could possibly get close to free cleansers!

Once you have signed up the coupon will be emailed to you.

Product Recalls

There have been a few product recalls issued over the past few days on Marie Callendars frozen dinners (only certain varieties), Kroger Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream, Spaghetti-O's with Meatballs, Benadryl Ultatabs, and Tylenol Extra Strength products.

Deal Seeking Mom has more information on her blog about the recalls and how to contact the manufacturers if you have any products that are involved in the recalls.

Macy's $10 off $25

Click here to print a coupon for $10 off your $25 or more purchase. It can be used on clearance or sale items and select home items, but it cannot be used on Super Buys. This coupon is only valid through 1pm tomorrow for their weekend sale.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kelloggs All-Bran Promise Pack

If you go through this link and sign up for an All-K Pass (it's free and quick to sign up) you will receive a Promise Pack from All Bran with samples of products and coupons for you to buy more products. Sometimes you can get high value coupons for items in packs like these, so it's a good investment in time for signing up for the All-K Pass.

Limit one per household. Your pack should arrive in 4-6 weeks.

Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce

Click here to get two free samples their new Regional BBQ sauces. There are four new varities, and you get two samples, although it doesn't say which varities you will be receiving.

Once you click submit, it will take you back to the homepage and in the upper right hand corner you will see a link where you can print out a $1 off coupon. It's a bricks coupon so once it prints, you can hit the back button and print it again.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bodycology Sample

Walmart offers Bodycology samples from time to time. Right now they have the option of trying Cucumber Melon or Cherry Blossom. Their scents rival pricer body care lines, so they are worth giving a try.

Expect your sample to take about 4 weeks.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Old Navy

Feel like braving the crowds at Old Navy this weekend? All day Saturday the Womens and Girls tank tops will be on sale for $2 each. The sale is on select styles and excludes embellished tank tops. Limit 5 per customer. Most stores will be opening early, so contact your store for their hours.

Check out more details on their facebook page.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Final Fantasy 13 for PS3

Today Amazon's Gold Box deal is for Final Fantasy XIII for PS3. By ordering today (while supplies last) you will save 38% off the list price. They do have the Xbox 360 version for about $47.00, although the Gold Box applies only to the PS3 version.

This purchase also qualifies for Super Saving Shipping!

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Coffee Addicts!

Head on over to Walmart to try a free sample of Starbucks Via Instant Coffee. I know some people are against instant coffee - it doesn't have the same kick as brewed, but to me coffee is coffee (especially since I don't drink it much).

Aveeno Nourish Sample

Click here for a free sample and coupon for Aveeno Nourish Hair Care. My boss recommends Aveeno to the majority of his patients and uses it himself. I haven't tried the shampoo yet, but most people I have heard from seem to love it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Extra Money

I mentioned that I do work two jobs, but a little extra money never hurts, right?

I do what many others have taken to, and that's doing surveys online. I can usually make a few dollars doing them just for an hour a day. While it won't get you rich, quickly, it's a nice little gift every once in awhile. Most of the time, sites will send you a check once you've reached a certain amount, other sites will offer prizes once you've reached a certain point value (which can be great if you can get something that you needed anyway).

Here are some of my favorites:

Global Opinion Panels

Zoom Panel

Opinion Outpost

There are also a few panels where you can try products and usually get coupons for them as well. This is a nice way to try some things that you may have wanted to or anyone, or just explore some different brands.


Also, you can earn points for searching on the internet, which can be redeemed for gift cards/prizes. On Swagbucks, 45 points will earn you a $5 Amazon gift card, which you can let build up over time!

Monday, June 7, 2010

92% savings at CVS today!

I hadn't done a shopping write-up in awhile, so here is my trip to Target and CVS today.

Our Target is being remodeled, so stuff is everywhere and some things are nowhere as they are completely rearranging the whole store. They are adding a bigger grocery part to the store (it won't be a super Target, though), which will be awesome. Because of this, some of what I went to Target for was MIA. Although they did have a lot on clearance; my guess is so that they don't have to move it around the store. lol

  • 1 Scotch Fur Fighter $1.24 - Clearanced from $4.99
  • 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner refills - $4.14/ea
  • 1 Heinz Ketchup - $1.00 - on sale from $1.99
  • 1 NYC Lip Color - $1.72
  • 1 Gladware found on the clearance rack for $0.70 - regularly $2.49
  • 8 Meow Mix moist cat food tins (new diet the vet wants the cats on) $0.49/ea = $3.92 for 8
  • 1 Johnson and Johnson to go First Aid Kit (for my car) - $0.97

Coupons used:
  • 1 $4 off Scotch Fur Fighter - adjusted down to $1.24 due to the clearance price.
  • 1 Buy One Get One Free Scrubbing Bubbles Refill - $4.14
  • 1 $1 off NYC Color Cosmetics
  • 2 $1 off any 4 Meow Mix tins - total $2 off
  • 1 $0.75 off any Johnson and Johnson first aid product
Total before coupons/sales = $24.36
Total after coupons/sales = $8.70
Savings: 65%

I did CVS in two transactions because I heard of the $5 off $15 coupon that was printing out on the receipts and I wanted to put it to good use.

Transaction 1:
  • 1 Got2B Smooth Operator Lotion - $3.99 - on sale from $6.29
  • 1 Duracell AA 4 pack - $2.99 - on sale from $4.99
  • 2 John Freida Root Awakening products - $5/each - on sale from $6.99/each
  • 1 Gilette Pro Fusion Razor (my brother tried this and loved it) - $9.97 on preview - will be $12.99
  • 1 Stayfree 24 count pads - $3.69
Coupons used:
  • $12 in Extra Care Bucks
  • 1 Free Got2B Smooth Operator product coupon from BzzAgent
  • 1 $2 off any Stayfree Product
  • 2 $2.50 off any John Freida Product
  • 1 $4 off Gillette Pro Fusion Razor from this Sunday's paper
Total before sales: $38.92
*Also received on my receipt $3 in Extra Care Bucks (ECB's) for buying $10 worth of John Freida products and $5 in ECB's for buying a Gilette Pro Fusion Razor

Total after coupons: $11.93
And factoring in the $8 in ECB's I got back, it's like spending $3.93 for all that.

Transaction 2: (after I got my $5 off $15 on my receipt)
  • 1 Prevacid 28 count: $20.99
  • 1 Winterfresh gum: 1.19
Coupons used:
  • $5 off $15 purchase
  • $10 off any Prevacid product from the CVS coupon machine
  • $6 off any Prevacid 14 or 28 count product - manufacturer's coupon (you can stack a CVS coupon and a manufacturer's coupon at CVS for double savings
Total before coupons: $22.18
Total after: $1.18 - I basically only paid for my gum - Free meds!

Total CVS : $61.10 before coupons, $5.11 after coupons and ECB's = 92% savings!

$2.99 Meal Deal from Quiznos

Through 06/14/10, you can get a small sub, chips and a drink all for $2.99. That's an awesome price for a quick lunch (I'll probably get it before my class tomorrow night) to spruce up the day.

Click here
to print the coupon.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

L'Occitane Body Products

Right now you can save 25% off your L'Occitane order. With the discount you can find some items for as low as $3. Just enter FNFFB at checkout!

Good through 06/06/10.


EDIT: This deal still exists, but it's for $159.98 now. Still an awesome deal, for those that are interested!

Interested in buying a Wii?

Head over to Amazon......NOW!! They have them priced down to $149.99 for the Wii console.
Not sure how long it will last, because it's Amazon and they have price fluctuations often, so

Thanks, Coupon Geek!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Zantac 150 Sample

With the heartburn I've had the past two days, this is very fitting for me at the moment.

Head on over to for a free sample of Maximum Strength Zantac 150.

Allow four weeks for delivery.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Life Update.

So....posting might become a little more sporadic again for the next six weeks as I take a class during summer session. (Oh the joys of Grad School.) It's like a normal Graduate class, but at warp speed to be done by July 15th, so :scream:

I have seen the syllabus already and my heart sank down into my feet. I have four papers (all 5-15 pages in length), a lesson plan, a group project, a midterm, a final, and various readings to do....all in 6 weeks. My second job is substitute teaching and luckily school is out in the next couple weeks because I don't think this class is allowing me much time for anything with all the work to do for it.

So I'll be posting when I can, I promise! Feel free to leave me a comment or shoot me an email if anyone needs anything!

Sargento Recipes

Interested in some new grilling recipes?

Click here to download a recipe brochure from Sargento with 6 yummy-looking grilling recipes to try out this summer!

For the furry people

Who says pets can't get in on some freebie fun?

Head on over to Wal-Mart to select a free sample of Purina One SmartBlend Formula for cats or dogs.

While you're there, Wal-Mart also has a free sample of Three Dog Bakery Dog Cookies in various flavors. Sorry, no kitty option for this one. :sad face:

National Donut Day!

Who knew there was a National Donut Day????

Apparently this Friday, June 4th, is indeed a holiday dedicated to donuts. (I think I'm in heaven.) To celebrate, donut chains are giving away free donuts!

Krispy Kreme: One free donut of any variety, no purchase necessary. Limit one donut per person. Check out their website for a location near you.

Dunkin Donuts: Free donut with the purchase of any beverage. Limit one donut per person.

I'm a Dunkin girl, so despite having to pay for a drink, I'd rather go with there is a Dunkin Donuts around the corner from where I work, so it's a win-win situation.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Aveda Damage Remedy

Click here to print out a coupon for a Free 3-piece Damage Remedy Sample Pack. Just take it into your local Aveda Store, no other purchase necessary.