Thursday, July 2, 2009

Awesome giveaway on Frugal Girls!

Frugal Girls! is giving away a Jillie Willie Travel Case. Click on this link to check it out and enter!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tips for printing internet coupons

If you've ever had problems printing internet coupons, Rachel over at Surviving The Stores has an article that is sure to help you. Click here for this awesome article.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Schick Quattro & Gillette Fusion value packs $8.99 @ Target

I just ran into Target to get something (didn't have my coupons with me - bad I know) and checked the end caps while I was there. I noticed they had three different razor value packs priced at $8.99 each. Here's what was in them:

Schick Quattro for Women - Trimstyle razor, 4 cartridges, Banana Boat sunscreen, Banana Boat after sun lotion

Schick Quattro Titanium - Razor, cartridges, and lotions of some sort (I admit, I didn't look that closely at these.)

Gillette Fusion - Razor, cartridges, and lotions (Again, I didn't look that closely at these.)

Now that I'm home, I've looked through my coupon binder and there's a $4/1 coupon on "any one Gillette Fusion Manual or Power Razor (P&G exp. 7/31). These SHOULD work on the value packs, making for some super inexpensive razors.

There was also a 2-pack of the new Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion which had a beach bag in it on the lotion aisle. I don't remember the price, but it says that it has a $4 coupon in the package for the Schick Trimstyle razors. There are coupons for $1.25/1 and also $1/1 on the Vaseline Aloe Fresh lotion from a couple of weeks ago (don't remember which insert). Seems like you could use one of those on the lotion, get the $4 coupon out of the package and use it on one of the value packs. There WERE $4/1 coupons out for the women's Schick Quattro razors, but I believe those have expired.

Even without a coupon, these are an awesome deal, seeing as though a Schick Quattro Trimstyle razor by itself was priced at around $10, and the 4-pack of cartridges is, I think, at least $8 or so.

Free Samples from Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart's website has several free samples and free trials listed this week:

Free samples (while supplies last):
Nicoderm CQ
Scott tissue
Prilosec OTC
Kotex Overnight
Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Collection
Sun Crystals sweetener

Free trials:
All You - Free Preview Issue
NOTE: This is a great magazine that always has a bunch of coupons in it, and it's only sold at Wal-Mart or by subscription.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Free Smoothies for National Flip Flop Day!!

Tomorrow, June 19, is National Flip Flop Day. Each year on June 19th, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will give a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie to the first 500 customers to visit any location wearing flip flops.

Click here to find the location nearest you.

FYI: The one in Jonesboro is located at 2007 E. Nettleton.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Extra and where to get them

This is just a short list of where and/or how to get some extra coupons to save you even more money!!

1. Buy extra copies of your Sunday paper. This is probably the most obvious way. Figure out which paper has the most or best coupons in it (state vs. local) and buy multiple copies of it when there are coupons in it.

There are several websites that have a list of the upcoming weekend's inserts and which coupons will/should be in them. The one that I look at the most is Taylortown Coupon Preview. Now, you should know that coupons will vary per region/location/newspaper. I only look at this as an estimate as to which coupons I'll's not set in stone.

You should also print out a list of the coupon inserts schedule so that you'll know which weeks' papers will NOT have any coupons in them. This way, you don't rush out to buy 5 papers and end up with zero coupons. :)

HINT: Be sure to check each paper before you buy it to make sure all of the coupon inserts are there.

2. A Full Cup. Click on the button in the sidebar to visit this awesome forum! It's free to join, and you can trade with others for coupons you want and can even print out multiples of Target coupons using the Target coupon generator.

3. Dumpster dive/paper dive. Contact your local recycling office about this first, to make sure they don't mind. Newspapers are usually put into their own box/dumpster, so you should be able to find unused coupon inserts there. Sometimes it depends on what day of the week you visit, but after a few visits, you should be able to figure that out.

HINTS: Be sure to take a small step ladder for getting into and out of the bins. Wear rubber gloves so you don't get newsprint all over your hands (and then your face). Take the kids! They'll have a lot of fun searching for treasure (aka coupons). Plus, they're smaller and easier to get them into/out of the bins.

4. Online coupon clipping resources. I personally use Coupon Dede. I've linked to her in the sidebar. She usually gets my order shipped out same day, and I get it sometimes the next day - depending on what time my order was placed. She also has very reasonable handling fees. This is where my income from online surveys comes in handy. :)

5. eBay. Just be sure that whoever you're getting them from has tons of positive feedback. The closer to 100% positive feedback, the better.

6. eCoupons. If your grocery store has a rewards card, sign up for it. There are some stores that offer electronic coupons that can be loaded onto your card...for FREE.

There are three websites for these types of coupons:

Cellfire You can load these to your cell phone or your shopper card. I have them only on my Kroger card.

P&G eSaver You load these onto your shopper card. Load these onto your shopper card.

Good luck! And happy couponing!!


Make extra money doing online surveys

I know what you're thinking...those companies are all scams, right? Well, I was turned onto a company by another mommy blogger (I can't remember who it was) who said she used Dollar Surveys and actually did get paid!! So, I checked it out - she was right!

Now before you get all excited and quit your day job, you can't make a living doing these surveys, but you can make a little extra spending cash....which comes in handy when you're getting extra coupons online from eBay or another site. And the best part is, once you've completed a survey, you get a notification that you completed it, and you'll be paid within a week via paypal.

Check out Dollar Surveys for yourself by clicking on the button in the sidebar. All you need is a paypal account, which is free. You just login using your paypal email address - that's all you give them so that they can send your payment. You can even sign up to get daily reminders to go do a survey, or two, or ten!! :)


Monday, June 15, 2009

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day

On Friday, July 10, 2009, Chick-fil-A will celebrate their 5th annual Cow Appreciation Day. Come into any Chick-fil-A on that day dressed as a cow (there's a printable costume kit on the website) and get a free meal. Click here for details.

They're back!! $50 in Kraft Coupons

The Kraft coupons are back - hurry up and print them while you can. This time around, it looks like you can only print each one once, instead of twice like before.

Here's a breakdown of what coupons are available:

$1/1 A.1. Steak Sauce
$1/1 Boca Meatless Product
$1/2 Breakstone’s or Knudsen Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream
$1/1 California Pizza Kitchen 12″ Pizza
$1/2 Claussen Pickles
$1/1 Cool Whip Whipped Topping in a Can
$1/2 Cool Whip Whipped Topping or Dips
$1/1 Crystal Light Drink Mix
$2/2 Crystal Light Drink Mix
Buy 1 Crystal Light Drink Mix Get Crystal Light Skin Essentials
$1/1 Digiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza
$1/2 General Foods International Coffee
$1/1 Grey Poupon Mustard
$1/1 Honey Maid Grahams
$1/2 JELL-O Gelatin or Pudding Snacks
$1/3 JELL-O Gelatin or Pudding Boxes
$1/2 Kool-Aid Canisters
$1/1 Kraft Bagel-Fuls
$1/1 Kraft BBQ Sauce
$1/1 Kraft Cheese wyb 1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat
$1/1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese
$1/2 Kraft Easy Mac
$1/1 Kraft Mayonnaise
$1/1 Kraft Miracle Whip
$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese
$1/1 Kraft Salad Dressing
$1/2 Kraft Singles
$1/1 Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese or Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese
$1/2 Lunchables Lunch Combinations w/ Drink
$1/2 Maxwell House Coffee
$1/1 Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs
$1/1 Nabisco Multi-packs
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Bacon
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Bologna
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Creations Sandwiches
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs
$1/1 Planters Big Nut Bars
$1/1 Planters Nuts
$1/2 Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese Spread
$1/1 Premium Cracker
$1/1 Ritz Crackers
$1/1 Ritz Bits Sandwich Cracker Variety
$1/1 Ritz or Wheat Thins Toasted Chips
$1/1 Starbucks Coffee
$1/2 Tombstone 12″ Pizzas
$1/1 Triscuit Variety
$1/1 Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product
$1/2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups
$1/1 Wheat Thins Variety

Thanks to Tara at Deal Seeking Mom for the heads up on this.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I've recently signed up for Swagbucks, where you can earn "bucks" for using their search engine to do your internet searches. It uses both the Google and search engines, so you more than likely will get the exact same search results as if you'd gone straight to those search sites.

The bucks that you earn can be redeemed for gift cards to, Target, and several other stores. Check it out here or just click on the button in the side bar.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Jonesboro Target Trial Sizes List

Someone on A Full Cup made a list of all of the trial sizes sold at her local Target store, so I decided to do the same. I used my camera phone and tried to get either a photo or video of all of the name brand items and their prices.

You can often times use coupons to get trial size items for FREE...that is, if the coupon doesn't specify "no trial sizes" or specifies that the coupon is only for a certain size and larger.

This is not be a complete list, as the videos I took with my camera phone didn't come out as well as I thought they would. I'm going to print this list out and take it back to Target so that I can update it. I will try to update this list when I can if I notice any changes.

Shout 4-pk travel size wipes $0.99
Tide 3 ct liquid sink detergent packet $0.97
Tide 2X Ult. 1.6 fl oz liquid laundry detergent $0.97
All 2 oz SM Stainlifter $1.07
Downy Light 3 fl oz travel wrinkle (didn't look, but this could be the wrinkle release) $1.99
Tide 1 ct. Stain Pen mini $2.99
Hefty on the go 10 ct 4 gal handy saks $0.99
Kleenex 14 ct "splash 'n go" travel $0.97
Kleenex 65 ct Juniors Top (not sure what this is) $0.97
Kleenex 45 ct Single pack $0.99
Kleenex 3 pk 45 ct pocket packs $0.99
Ricola 15 ct mini orig. herb drops $0.99
Ludens 14 ct wild cherry cough drops $0.99
Kotex 16 ct wrapped long liners $1.02
KY trial 0.5 oz jelly tube $0.99
Band Aid 10 ct Go Diego Go $0.99
Band Aid 10 ct Hello Kitty $0.99
Nexcare 8 ct Disney bandages $0.99
Band Aid 8 ct clear bandages $0.99
J&J to Go - First Aid Kit $0.97
J&J 1 fl oz baby lotion $0.97
Curel 0.7 oz hand & foot cream $0.99
Dr. Scholls 1 oz overnight foot cream $0.99
Frizz Ease 2 oz mousse travel size $0.97
Herbal Essences 1.7 oz totally twisted gel $0.99
Tresemme 1.5 oz extra hold hairspray $1.57
Pantene 1 fl oz flexible hold hairspray $0.97
Dove 2 oz hairspray $0.99
Dove 1.7 fl oz cool moist shampoo $0.99
Dove 1.7 fl oz dool moist conditioner $0.99
Pantene 1.7 fl oz smooth silk shampoo $0.97
Pantene 1.7 fl oz smooth silk conditioner $0.97
Suave 2 fl oz kids 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner $0.99
Hefty One Zip 7 ct 1 quart travel bags $0.97
Head & Shoulders 1.7 fl oz classic clean shampoo $0.97
Garnier Fructis 1.7 fl oz normal conditioner $0.97
Garnier Fructis 1.7 fl oz normal shampoo $0.97
Herbal Essences 1.7 fl oz hello hydration conditioner $0.97
Herbal Essences 1.7 fl oz hello hydration shampoo $0.97
Complete 2 oz MPS trial travel $1.00
Delights 2 fl oz lotion/gel $0.99
Dove 1 oz facial travel $0.99
Dove 6 ct face cloths normal $0.97
Morning 1 oz burst scrub trial $0.99
Ponds 5 ct clean sweep trial $0.97
Almay Emur 15 ct oil free pads $1.00