Wednesday, August 31, 2011

20% off at Dennys

Denny's released a new coupon that will get you an extra 20% off your entire check. This is great if you're looking for an inexpensive breakfast/brunch!

Expires 9/17.

Monday, August 29, 2011

20% off at Ulta

Ulta has an awesome new coupon that will save you 20% off your purchase. There are a couple of exclusions so make sure you read the fine print before you get to the register.

There was also a 20% off coupon in the Sunday Paper, so this is great for those that might have missed that!

Expires 9/3

Fiber One Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner in the Fiber One Prize Pack Giveaway!

Using the winner was chosen to be commenter #11!
Blogger Karen said...

I normally do a handful of nuts and yogurt.

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Karen, you will be emailed shortly. Once emailed, the winner has 48 hours to respond. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.

Thanks to all who entered!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Staples Back to School Deals

Well Baltimore is headed back to school tomorrow (well....maybe, there are over 1 million people without power and damage from the jury is still out on school starting Scratch that Schools ARE closed tomorrow) and many Back-to-School deals are starting to dwindle.

As school resumes, though, you'll find a lot of stores beginning to clearance their school supply section which is another great time to snag some awesome deals if you weren't able to get to the sales throughout the summer.

Here are some of the best School Supply Sales at Staples this week:

Extreme Deal 9¢
Limit 2 per customer, minimum $5 purchase
  • #2 Yellow Pencils 8 pack
  • Staples 1 Subject Notebook 70 sheets

25¢ Deals
  • 2 Pocket Poly Folder (limit 5)
  • Really Useful 0.14 L Box (limit 2)

50¢ Deals
  • Staples Side-Coil Hard Cover Memo Book 140 sheets (Limit 2)

$1 Deals
Limit 2 per customer
  • Letter Size Expanding Envelope w/ Elastic Closure
  • Rachael Hale Top Spiral Memo Book 3×4 60 sheets
  • Staples 3 Hole Binder Punch
  • Staples Graph-Ruled Notebook 90 sheets
  • Staples Scallop-Edge Memo Book
  • Staples Mini Writing Pads 3-pack
  • Staples pushpins and paper clips
  • Staples Dry Erase Board Eraser
  • TOPS Steno Boo
  • Writing Pad Letter Size

$2 Deals
Limit 2 per customer
  • BIC Atlantis Retractable Ballpoint Pens 6 pack
  • Crayola Large Washable Crayons 8 pack
  • Crayola Washable Markers 8 pack
  • Crayola Washable Crayons 24 pack
  • Crayola Write Start Colored Pencils 8 pack
  • Expo Dry Erase Board Cleaner
  • Locker Planet Magnetic Photo Frames 4 pack
  • Locker Planet Wire Frame Locker Mirror
  • Quartet 8.5×11 Dry Erase Board
  • Scotch Magic Invisible Tape 3 pack
  • Staedtler Noris Club Colored Pencils 12 pack
  • Staedtler Pencil and Crayon Metal Sharpener
  • Staedtler Xcellence 10 Piece Math Set
  • Staples Graph-Ruled Double Pad 100 sheets
  • Staples Graph-Ruled Filler Paper 80 sheets
  • Staples Retractable Ballpoint Pens 4 pack

Free Beauty Bag at Target

Head on over to Target's Samples page to request a free Target Beauty Bag. They offered one of these before a few months ago and it had a bunch of great cosmetic and skin care samples as well as a lot of coupons inside a cute makeup travel bag. This is definitely a freebie worth snatching up quickly, especially since they usually reach their limit quickly.

The site is a bit sluggish. If you get an Error Page, just refresh a couple times and you should get there. Also it might take a few minutes to process at the end, just sit tight and give it a few minutes. The site is really getting bogged down with requests.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Another quick note

I seem to be making a lot of these for the East Coast, don't I?

Well, we got through the Earthquake earlier this week and now it's time for Northern part of the East Coast to hunker down for Hurricane Irene. We're just starting to get some rain and wind here in Baltimore which is supposed to drastically intensify by late tonight before it heads further north. There is also talk about possible tornadoes in the area as well.

So again, to all my East Coast readers stay safe in this weather! Hopefully this won't be as damaging as they are predicting.

$1.50/1 Colgate Sensitive Coupon! has an AMAZING new coupon available. Use zip code 12345 and you should find a coupon for $1.50 ONE tube of Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste. It does say that you can find it at Walmart, but it's a manufacturer's coupon so you shouldn't have any issues redeeming it anywhere.

Print it now, this is bound to go fast!

Friday, August 26, 2011

30% off Coach Factory Stores

There is a new coupon available for 30% off your purchase at Coach Factory and Outlet Stores. Use this combined with clearance bags for the greatest savings!

Expires 9/5.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

20% off at Kohls

If you're planning on doing a little last-minute back-to-school shopping at Kohl's this weekend, take this coupon for an extra 20% off everything including sale and clearance merchandise. Kohl's usually just releases 15% off coupons, so a little extra savings is always nice.

Valid through 8/27

$10/$25 at JCPenney

There is a great new JCPenney coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase. It says "No Exclusions" but of course you can't use this in Sephora stores inside JCPenney or on gift cards.

Valid 8/26-8/27 only.

Olay Pro-X Clear Sample

Head on over here to get a free sample of Olay Professionals ProX Clear Acne treatment. I didn't know Olay ProX made an acne care line, so this is pretty awesome if you have acne-prone skin like I do. Not to mention, these products are usually pretty expensive so it's a great way to try it if you're looking for something new.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A quick note!

Hello all!

I just wanted to send a quick blog out to my fellow east coasters that felt the "earth move" this afternoon, as I did. If you're like me this was your first real experience with an earthquake. In Baltimore, we're usually the ones that get everything from blizzards to hurricanes, and drought and anything else; but we don't usually have the ground move. Luckily, all of my friends and family are fine and there wasn't too much structural damage to buildings here in Baltimore.

I know I have a lot of readers in the Delmarva area, especially in Virginia where the earthquake was centered. So I just wanted send my thoughts out to those that felt the quake worse than we did, and I do hope that everyone and their loved ones are safe.


$2/1 Bic Mark-It Pens

Bic has a new coupon for their Mark-It Permanent Markers. "Like" BIC Mark-It on Facebook to print a coupon for $2 off any 8-pack Mark-It markers. Given that it's Back-to-School time, you should find some pretty nice deals on these.

Downy Unstoppables Sample

Head on over to Facebook and "Like" Downy to request a free sample of Downy's Unstoppables In-Wash Scent Booster. Just click on the "Unstoppables" Tab and give your mailing address.

They are giving away 2 million samples so get yours before they are gone!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Staples Back to School Deals

I know some kids have already headed back to school. Here in Baltimore, we're heading back next week so it's time for the mad dash of last minute school supply shopping. Here are some of the best deals that Staples has to offer for those last minute back-to-school shopping needs!

All deals are valid in-store only.

Extreme Deal
(valid Sunday-Wednesday only, limit 5, minimum $5 purchase required)
  • Staples College-Ruled Filer Paper 120 sheets 1¢

50¢ Deals
(Limit 2 per customer)
  • Avery Glue Sticks 3 pack
  • BIC Clic Stic Retractable Ballpoint Pens 5 pack
  • Slider Pencil Case
  • Scotch Magic Tape w/ Dispenser
  • Staples Side-Spiral Memo Book 140 sheets
  • Staples Stickies 1/2″ Tape Flags
  • Twisted Eraser

$1 Deals
(Limit 2 per customer)
  • BIC Brightliner Highlighters 5 pack
  • Duck Poster Putty Adhesive
  • Mini Graph Rule Notebooks
  • Rose Art Colored Pencils.
  • Staedtler 180 Degree Protractor
  • Staedtler Compass w/ Measuring Guide
  • Staples Fashion Notebooks or Composition Books
  • Staples Small Binder Clips 40 pack

$2 Deals
(Limit 2 per customer)
  • Avery Note Tabs
  • BIC Wite Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid
  • Clorox Disinfectant Wipes 35 pack
  • Scotch Shipping Tape with Small Dispenser
  • Staples Accel 1-Subject Notebook 100 sheets
  • Staples School Supply Kit
  • Ticonderoga #2 Pencils 12 pack

30% off at Stores

Through 8/24, you can get an extra 30% off your purchases at, and as part of their Family and Friends event. This promo can be used on anything, including clearance! All you have to do is enter promo code THANKS at checkout.

You do have to pay a $7 shipping fee unless you spend at least $50, which will qualify you for free shipping. On the plus side, your total only has to be $50 BEFORE coupons, so you make a $50 purchase and you'll get free shipping plus 30% off. Not bad at all.

Valid online only.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fiber One Review and Giveaway


The wait is over - brand new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal is on store shelves now! Each crunchy wheat and corn puff square in every bowl of Fiber One 80 Calories cereal has a light honey flavor – a delicious way to start your day. Fiber helps satisfy your hunger and helps you feel full, making it a great tool to help manage your weight.

  • With 40 percent of the Daily Value of fiber in one 80 calorie serving, Fiber One 80 Calories cereal can help curb your hunger, which can help you stick to your weight loss plan.

  • With great-tasting Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, there is a new breakfast option that helps you feel satisfied without sacrificing flavor!

Check them out on Facebook!

I was very lucky enough to be given the opportunity to sample a box of Fiber One 80 Calorie Cereal in the Honey Squares variety recently and I have to say I was a little impressed. I'm a little wary, usually, of cereals that claim to be very low in calories because they are also usually low in flavor or taste like cardboard. While this cereal wasn't packed with a lot of honey flavor, it did have a nice delicate flavoring to it, in my opinion. One thing I definitely liked is that it kept my full until lunch. I usually only eat breakfast on mornings that I have to go into work and about halfway through the morning I'm already hungry. I didn't have that problem when I ate this cereal. It is a cereal that I would be willing to buy at the grocery store and eat on a regular basis.

Sound good? Check out Fiber One's website for more information and a coupon!

Want to try some of this cereal for yourself?

I was lucky enough to not only get a box of the cereal myself, but I am also hosting a giveaway for Fiber One 80 calorie cereal. The winner of this giveaway will receive everything you see in the picture above:
  • 1 box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal
  • 1 sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress
  • 1 neoprene iPod/Smartphone holder with arm strap

Here is how you enter:

You must leave a comment on this entry telling me about your normal daily breakfast. What do you normally eat? Does it keep you satisfied until lunch time?

- Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect. That would the "Follower" box on the right side panel of this page. Then leave a separate comment letting me that you have done so

-Blog about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment letting me know that you have blogged with a link so that I can check it out!

-Become an Email Subscriber Again on the right side panel of this page, where it says "Delivered by Feedburner". Just leave me a separate comment letting me know that you subscribed and the email address that you subscribed with for verification purposes.

You have 4 chances to win this giveaway, just make sure you leave a separate comment for every entry you make, or it will not be valid. Also remember to leave your email address in your entries for notification purposes. Please keep all comments entry-related; non-entry comments will not be counted when a winner is selected.

Giveaway is only open to residents of U.S. and Canada 18 years or older. This giveaway will be open through August 26th and the winner will be announced/emailed on or after August 28th. GOOD LUCK!!!

Disclosure: Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Burberry Body Sample

"Like" Burberry on Facebook and request a sample of their new women's fragrance called Body.

Available while supplies last.

John Frieda Sample

Head on over to Shape Magazine's website to request a sample of John Freida's Full Repair Flyaway Tamer.

30% off at Old Navy

There is a great new coupon for 30% off any one item at Old Navy. This is really great if there is a higher priced item that you've had your eye on. Just out in your last name to get your individualized coupon.

Expires 8/25.

30% off Coach Factory Stores

Headed outlet shopping? Take this coupon and save an additional 30% off at Coach Factory and Outlet Stores. Pair this with their clearance bags for the most savings.

Expires 8/21

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Express Coupon

There is a new Express coupon that will let you save at least $15 off a $30 purchase (max savings is $50 off a $150 purchase). This is great if you're doing last minute tax-free shopping!

Expires 8/22.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

0.75/1 Starbucks Ice Cream

Fill out a short form to print a coupon for 0.75 off one pint of Starbucks Ice cream. This will be great if your store doubles up to 0.99!

15% off at Kohls

Kohls has released a new coupon for 15% off EVERYTHING in the store. This does include sale and clearance items. This is great for us Marylanders to use this Saturday as it ends our Tax-free shopping week.

Expires 8/25.

Half Off Blizzards at Dairy Queen

Do you and a friend have a love for DQ Blizzards? Through 8/21 when you buy one Blizzard, you can get the second half off. I might have to take part in this over the weekend.

Check out all the details on their Facebook page.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

20% off Staples

Staples has a great new coupon for 20% off any one item. There are a couple exclusions, mainly on electronic items, but this does not exclude printer ink. This would also be great for a pricier school supply item your kid might need.

Expires 8/20.

5 New Land O Lakes Coupons has released great new coupons for Land O Lakes butter products. It looks like they are available without a zip code needed, but you can use 90210 if you can't find them.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bath and Body Works Coupon

Bath and Body Works just released a great new coupon for a Free Signature Body Care Item with any $10 purchase. I love these when they come out!

Expires 9/8

Staples Back to School Deals

Hey guys sorry I forgot to post these yesterday! Staples has some great school supply deals happening this week. I know Baltimore heads back in two weeks, and some schools have already started.

Here are some of the best deals for this week:

limit 6; minimum $5 purchase required, through Wednesday only
  • Staples 1 Subject 10.5×8 Notebooks 70 sheets
0.25 Deals
  • Sharpie Permanent Marker 2 pack - Limit 2
  • Staples 1″ Poly Binder - Limit 4
  • Staples Mini Composition Book 80 sheets 2 pack - Limit 2
0.50 Deals
  • Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener - Limit 2
  • Staples Jumbo Paper Clips 50 ct - Limit 2
  • Staples Translucent Pencil Box - not stated limit
$1 Deals
  • BIC Student’s Choice Mechanical Pencils 5 pack
  • Backpack Folders
  • RoseArt Washable Markers
  • Staples Fat Memo Book 200 sheets
  • Staples Pushpins, Binder Clips and Paper Clips
  • Stretch Pencil Box
$2 Deals
  • BIC Atlantis Retractable Ballpoint Pens 4 pack
  • Crayola Large Washable Crayons
  • Clorox Disinfectant Wipes 35/pack
  • Edura-Glide Low Odor Dry Erase Markers 4 pack
  • Expo Double-Sided Writing Practice and Plain Dry Erase Board
  • Expo Dry-Erase Board Cleaner
  • Germ-X Hand Sanitizer 8 oz.
  • Mars Plastic Erasers 4 pack
  • Really Useful 1.6 L Box
  • Roselle Professional Drawing Pad 40 sheets
  • Softsoap Hand Soap 7.5 oz.
  • Staples 5×3 Memo Books 75 sheets
  • Staples Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Pocket
  • Staples Premium Handheld 1-Hole Punch
  • Studio C by Carolina Pad 1 Subject Notebook or Composition Book
  • Webster’s Pocket Reference Books
  • Zebra Z-Grip Animals Retractable Ballpoint Pens

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser Sample

Have acne-prone skin? Biore is offering up a sample of their Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser. Just enter your name and mailing address in the form and fill out a short survey to receive your sample.

Allow up to 10 weeks for delivery.

.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch

Hurry on over here to print a coupon for 0.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch. This is great to pair with a sale, especially if your store will double.

Print quickly, these never seem to last long.

$3/1 Pepcid Product

There is a great new coupon for $3 off any Pepcid Product. I know I've seen the Maximum Strength Pepcid 8 packs for about $6 at Walmart, so this coupon would make for great savings!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mary Kay Mascara Sample

Head over here to claim your free sample of Mary Kay's Ultimate Mascara.

While supplies last; US residents only; one sample per household.

$1 Edy's Shakes and Smoothies

Head on over here to print an awesome coupon for $1 off any ONE Edy's Slow Churned Shake or Smoothie. I've seen these for $1.29 regular price, and for close to $1 when they're on sale. So hold onto these and you might be able to grab a couple shakes/smoothies for free!

2011 Tax Free Weekends

Just a reminder for all my MD readers!

Our tax free week begins on Aug 14 through Aug 20th. All clothing purchases under $100 will be completely tax free in efforts to help parents do back-to-school shopping. Of course it's not just for school clothes, it's for any clothing purchase under $100.

Click here for all details and to see if your state is participating.

$10/$25 at JCPenney

Planning on hitting the mall this weekend? Take this coup/on with you to JCPenney to save $10 off any $25 purchase. It's only valid today and tomorrow (8/12-8/13), so use it quick!

It's a shame, too, this just misses MD's no sales tax week that starts 8/14. Boooo.

$1 off Riceworks Chips

There is a great new coupon for $1 off one 5.5 oz or larger bag of Riceworks chips. You can only print one according to the fine print and you have to enter your name and email. I recommend using a "deals only" email for this.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

30% off Aeropostale

If you have a teen or tween that's headed back to school and is in need of clothes, this will help. Aeropostale is hosting a Friends and Family event this weekend, 8/11-8/14, where you can save an additional 30% off your entire purchase. There is no minimum purchase amount on this coupon and you can use it multiple times if you wish.

You can also use this promo online by entering code FRIENDAERO at checkout.

Paris Amour Launch Event

Bath and Body Works will be hosting a launch event for their new scent Paris Amour this Saturday (8/13/11) from 11am-4pm, in stores.

During this event, if you purchase a Signature collection item, you'll receive a free Cosmetic Bag and a full size Body Lotion of their newest scent Charmed Life.

All the details are here. These events are always in effect for the five hours listed or until quantities run out.

Ruby Tuesdays Free Appetizer

There is a great new coupon available from Ruby Tuesday for a free appetizer when you purchase an entree. Click here and use your Facebook profile to log-in to the site and you will be able to print your coupon.

Coupons are limited. There are currently about 93,000 left.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kraft $1/2 Shredded Cheese

Kraft has an awesome new coupon on their website for $1 off 2 packages of Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philly cream cheese.

Kraft coupons usually reach their print limit pretty quick, so print while you can!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


So tomorrow is my quarter-century birthday! For those of you that suck at math like I do, that would be my 25th birthday. So in celebration (which I've been doing for the past two days anyway), I am taking the rest of today and all of tomorrow off to enjoy my birthday.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend and enjoys the best day of the year tomorrow! :-D

Staples Back to School Deals

Staples has some pretty great Back to School deals this week, so take advantage and stock up while you can. Please remember, deals may vary by region. Also all deals are IN-STORE ONLY.

Remember, if you're planning on doing most of your shopping at Staples this school year, consider purchasing a Back to School Savings pass for $10, which will earn you an extra 15% off all Back to School Purchases including backpacks and calculators. See a store associate for details.

  • Staples Composition Books - Limit 3; minimum $5 purchase required
0.25 Deals (While supplies last, Limit 2 per customer)
  • 12″ Clear Plastic Ruler
  • Really Useful 0.14 Box
  • Staples Standard-Size Striped Paper Clips 100 pack
0.50 Deals (While supplies last, Limit 2 per customer)
  • Avery 5-Tab Insertable Dividers
  • Staples 8×10.5 1-Subject Wide-Ruled Notebook 70 sheets
  • Westcott Preferred 7″ Scissors
$1 Deals (While supplies last, Limit 2 per customer)
  • 3M Command White Poster Strips 12 pack
  • BIC Matic Grip Assorted Mechanical Pencils, 5 pack
  • Memo Book Elastic Closure
  • Noris Colored Pencils 12 pack
  • Staples 3×5 Index Card Case
  • Staples 3-Hole Binder Punch
  • Staples Mini Stapler
  • Staples Glue Sticks 4 pack
  • Staples Small Binder Clips 40/pack
  • Westcott 5″ Scissors 2 pack

New Eggs and Kettle Chips coupons has two pretty awesome new coupons up on their site. Well, they're new to me anyway. Head on over and use zip code 90210, then click on the "Foods" tab to find coupons for $1 any ONE 4oz (or larger) bag of Kettle Chips and 0.75 off any ONE package of Land O'Lakes Eggs. The Kettle Chips are my most favorite of the two since it's rare to see a coupon for just one bag!

Print while you can!

New Target Coupons + Clearance

Target released a bunch of new printable coupons this morning. Remember all Target coupons can be combined with a manufacturer coupon for even greater savings. High value Target printables seem to be reaching their print limit quick these days, so print the ones you like while you can!

Here are some of my favorites:
  • $3/1 Xhilaration Accessory, Jewelry, Apparel, Shoes (great to combine with clearance)
  • $3/1 Mossimo Women’s Apparel Item(again, tons of clearance to combine this with)
  • $5/1 Women’s Denim Bottoms (clearance again!)
  • $2/2 Ore-Ida Frozen Potato Items 20- to 32-oz.
  • $1.50/2 6.2-11.0oz Archer Farms Macaroni and Cheese Items (found some on clearance for $1.60!)
  • $1/1 3-pack Orbit gum (most on sale for $2 right now)
  • $1/2 Panera Bread Bottled Salad Dressings
Plus tons more!

Also when I was checking out my Target today, there was clearance in literally every aisle of the food section. Most of it looked like it was up to 30% off, but of your course your store might vary. I'd recap some, but there was so much it was unreal. If you haven't gone grocery shopping yet, I'd take a look at Target before hitting your grocery store, you might be able to get a better deal there. NOTE Some of it didn't have the red "CLEARANCE" sticker on top of the price sticker on the shelf; it just had the clearance sticker on the actual item, so you may have to look a little harder when you shop.

New Red Plum Coupons has some great new coupons on their site.

A couple of my favorites are:
  • $1 off Maybelline Mascara
  • $1 off Maybelline Eye Shadow or Eye Liner
  • $1 off 2 Mead Five Star Products (including planners)
  • $1 off L'Oreal Lip Product
  • $1 off 2 Goya Rice Mixes
Print them before they're gone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

$1.50 Wholly Guacamole

"Like" Wholly Guacamole on Facebook and you'll be able to print out a coupon for $1.50 off any Wholly Guacamole product.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Borders Going out of Business Sale

So, of course, we all know Borders is going out of business :sad face:.

But they have decided to extend the benefits for Plus Rewards Members until 8/7/11, where it was originally to end on 7/31/11 I believe.

Most stores are up to at least 40% off everything, some stores might be up to 50 or 60%.

A few new Target printables

Target randomly released a few new coupons on their website tonight. Remember they are Target coupons which means you can pair them with a manufacturer coupon for even greater savings.

Some of the highlights:
  • 0.75 off Five Star moveable tabbed dividers notebook
  • $1 off the purchase of three greeting cards
  • $1 off Select Expo dry erase markers or erasers
  • 0.75 off Nexcare Bandages
  • $1/2 Pledge multi-surface cleaners and wipes
  • $1 Windex Electronics cleaner
  • $2 off Aveeno Positively Ageless skin care item

John Frieda Sample has a new sample offer for John Frieda's Root Awakening Hair Care Product.

Walmart samples sometimes come with coupons, as well. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.