A blog about keeping yourself and your expenses lean in Oakland County, Michigan.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Free Peeled Snacks Today 02/26/10 at Starbucks!

Well I had no plans to go to Starbucks today but it is right by my house so I might as well hit it on the way home.  From the site: Hurry into your local Starbucks and sample our yummy apples and cherries.  Hurry into your local Starbucks and sample our yummy apples and cherries.  Go here for details.

Thanks HIp 2 Save!

Justice On-Line Coupon 40% off any item good until 03/03/10

Do you have a little girl in your life you need to get something for?  Well here is a great on-line deal for you!  Right now you can get get 40% off your entire order at Justice until 03/03/10 when you enter code 779!
They have tons of things in their clearance section here such as this cute manicure set for just $3.99 down from $14.99!
Also be sure to go through Shop At Home for 9% cash back!  Shipping started for me at $5.00

End of the Month Coupon Print Reminder for February!

Just a reminder that at the end of the month some coupons will reset and some will disappear.  So if there are any coupons you would like the be sure to go here and print them off if you will used them.

It's Megaswagbucks Friday!

Today you can earn between 10-10,000 swagbucks by searching the web!  So get to searching!

What is swagbucks? It is a search engine and you get randomly rewarded for your searches. Any time I am on the web I always go there first and type in where I want to go, even my own website! I'll then randomly get 1 - 5 swagbucks per day. Yesterday they multipled everything by 10 when they launced version 3.0 so it will be 1-100 points daily I believe except on Fridays!  They can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards the most popular one is a $5 Amazon.com gift card. I get two or three of these a month. Also be sure to refer your friends. When they win you win! However today on megaswagbucks day you can win between 1 - 100 swagbucks! So get to searching and if you haven't signed up yet you can do so here.

Metro Detroit Wal-Mart Match-ups Courtesy of Coupon Crazy Chrys!

As you know the beginning of the month I do try to link to coupon match-ups for Wal-Mart for those that shop there, but they are from a site in a different area so you must always proceed with caution.  Well I am happy to report there is now a metro Detroit match-up out for all the Wal-Mart Shoppers.  So go here to check it out!

Best Prices around town week 02/21/10 Courtesy of Macomb Money Savers

Here is the consilodated list of this week's loss leaders to help you keep more money in your pocket here.

Another great Avon Deal Free Shipping Options when ordering through an eRepresentative!

First if you spend $5 or more you can get free shipping using code WINTER5 or you can get Free shipping for any amount with code FSANY.  (It is quite easy to spend $5 though!) As you see in the picture above this is ONLY when you shop through and eRepresentative.  I was able to score a full set of clearanced lotion, body wash, and fragrance for just $6.83!!!  I am shopping through my cousin LaRonda Vaughn via here.  Another reader Tammy Hinner offered her website here.  Feel free to use either or use your normal Avon representative.  Just type in clearance in the search field for all the things available there are tons of things $1.99 and less!  After placing your order though be sure to go through Shop At Home. (Make sure your free shipping code is still there after you go through the Shop at Home website.)  They have the best cash back offer with 9% cash back today! 

Free Issue of the New Magazine Mom Select

Go here to fill out the forms and for details.

Picture People Studio Coupons

For my Ohio friends and beyond as I could not find any locations in MI Picture People says: Show off some smiles with this printable coupon good for one free 8x10 or 10x13 portrait. It's also good for 20% off an additional portrait purchase. Go here for locations.

National Pretzel Day April 26th 2010

Pretzel Make/Pretzel Time will be celebrating National Pretzel day and hopefully giving out free pretzels!  Direct from the website: What is National Pretzel Day?  Monday April 26, 2010 is National Pretzel Day - a day to celebrate the art of pretzel making and the history of the pretzel - the world's oldest snack! National Pretzel Day at Pretzelmaker & Pretzel Time.
On Monday April 26, 2010 Pretzelmaker and Pretzel Time locations will celebration National Pretzel Day. Stay tuned for details! Go here to stay informed and go here for locations.

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Save $.75 off V8 Campbell's Soups

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20% off Your Entire Check through 03/02/10 at Ruby Tuesdays

Go here for the coupon and go here for locations.

New Food Taste Good Chips

Food taste good chips are located in the Nature's Market Section of Kroger and in any Organic Store.  They are great and do gone on sale regularly. I love them!  If you become a member of their fan club here you can get a $1.00 off coupon.  Afterwards you can  send it to a friend of yours and you will be entered to win a bag of the new flavors of chips!

More Blockbuster Express Codes!

Here are this week’s Blockbuster Express codes. If you haven't heard by now, Blockbuster express is now appearing around Metro Detroit, attempting to compete with the success of RedBox rentals! Looks like since redbox goes after larger National stores like Meijer, 7-11 and Kroger in our area, they are tackling the smaller more regionalize grocers like VG’s, Oak Ridge Market and Hollywood Market. Unfortunately for me the closest one is in Rochester Hills which isn't too far from my place of worship in Pontiac to pick one up once in a while, the problem would be the timing in getting it back the next day before 9 p.m. Hopefully my Waterford VGs will soon get one. You can check out locations near you here

GT9SA - Get a free one night rental exp 2/28/10

BBXCES - Get a free one night Rental Exp 2/28/2010

FEBRUARY – Rent one, Get one Free Exp 2/28/2010

BBXDVD1 – Get a free one night rental Exp 2/28/2010

GT9SB – Rent one, Get one Free Valid thru 2/28/2010 (only at Publix stores!) New!

GW12B4 - Rent one, get one free exp exp 3/1/10

GOLIVE – Get a free one night rental exp 3/3/2010 New!

GE12B – Get a free one night rental exp 3/8/2010 New!

GT21A – Get a free one night rental exp 3/12/2010

GL9RA – Get a free one night rental exp 3/31/2010 New!

POPCORN - Rent one, get one free (expiration date currently unknown)

In other exciting news you can now reserve the specific movie you want on-line! That feature was added this week!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Children's Place Free Shipping + 15% off!

If you didn't snag the last Children's place deal I posted here is another one for you!  You can now stack promo code FSFEB2010 for free shipping with the code I posted earlier of FAMILYA9 to get 15% off.  There are tons of clearance and low-priced items so look around!  Also go through Shop At Home for 5% cash back.  Just log in or sign up here search for the The Children's Place then start shopping!

Check the Swagbucks Blog!

Check the swagbucks blog for a clue into 20 swagbucks!  New to Swagbucks sign up here.

Good until Midnight PST.  Scroll down for more of my posts and information on Swagbucks that I posted earlier today.

Clearance & Sales Deals at 6pm.com

Do you shop 6pm.com?  Well they have some deep discounts today.  Some are just for today and some last until Sunday.  Here are some of the clearance items here all under $10 that include shoes, clothing accessories and bags.  Be sure to go through Big Crumbs to get up to 6.3% cash back.

Thanks Hip 2 save!

New Swagbucks Code out on the facebook page

First off note that all of the points have been multiplied by 10 as well as all the prizes.  So 46 points now becomes 460 and to buy a $5 Amazon.com card it is now 450 Swagbucks.  That being said there is now a code on the swagbucks facebook page worth 7 swagbucks or .7 under the old system.  But hey better than nothing and hope they will post some better codes later.  Go here to sign up. Or here for more info on Swagbucks. Already expired how sad!

Place any Order at Origins and get 3 samples and a clear travel bag

Are you a regular purchaser of Origins products?  Well 02/25/10 and 02/26/10 only you can pick up three samples like the one pictured above and a clear travel bag with any purchase!  In addition be sure to go through Big Crumbs to get up to 7.4% cash back!

Wow Swagbucks is all new!

Check out the changes on Swagbucks!  Don't know what Swagbucks is? Here is how it works: 1. SEARCH

Search the web using Swagbucks and receive results from Google & Ask.com. 2. EARN Swag Bucks are periodically awarded as you search the web. 3. Redeem your swagbucks in the swagbucks store! 
In addition here are some winning tips straight from the site:
Tip #1

Need to search the web? Do it with Swagbucks.com.
http://www.swagbucks.com/ is the only place on the web where you can win exclusive prizes simply by doing the things you do anyway, everyday!When searching the web, the best way to win Swag Bucks (and the only method we endorse) is to use the engine for genuine search and discovery. Our technology is designed to award users who search naturally — simply utilize our engine the way you would with other search providers.
Doing a ton of searches, or clicking on search results, will not increase your chances of winning in any way.

Search & Win Now!Tip #2
Get a Toolbar, Stay Connected and Win More.
If you use Internet Explorer or Firefox, the quickest way to win Swag Bucks is to have Swagbucks.com always at your finger tips. The swagbucks.com toolbar resides on the top of your browser and only takes seconds to install.Get the toolbar here!

Tip #3
Invite Your Friends & When They Win, You Win!
The quickest way to win Swag Bucks is to get a little help from your friends! Invite your friends to Swagbucks.com and every Swag Buck they win searching the web, you'll win as well. Win up to 100 Swag Bucks per referral!
Invite Your Friends & Win!

Tip #4
Want Swag Bucks quickly? Complete A Special Offer!
Got your eye on something special in the Swag Store? If you're saving up Swag Bucks but could use a little help, check out our Special Offers Page. You'll find rewarding promotions from major brands. Sign up only for the offers that sound right for you!Tip #5
Do you shop online? Visit our Shop & Earn mall before you buy.
Odds are we've got the brands you're already looking for, and we'll give you Swag Bucks when you make your purchase through us!

Tip #6
Earn Swag Bucks and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint.
Got a new phone in the last few years? Then send us your old cell phone and we'll reward you Swag Bucks. Replace your old dust-collecting cellular with an exclusive swagbucks.com prize! There's no limit to how many phones you can recycle!

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Make Swagbucks.com Your Home Page.
Click on the 'Make Us Your Home Page' link under the 'More' tab and make it easy to access Swagbucks.com
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Promote on Your Website, Social Profile, Blog or Email Signature.
Grab a Swagbucks.com banner and spread it around and make it easy for friends to sign up as your Swagbucks.com friend! Remember, each Swag Buck they win, you'll win too!
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Keep Up With Our facebook/twitter Account
Discover what the folks behind Swag Bucks are thinking about and working on in real time! Our social media pages feature an informal community setting for you to gain insights and share your opinion. And don't be surprised if you stumble upon the occasional Swag Code!

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Receive The Newsletter
Get all the most important updates delivered directly to your inbox with the Prodege monthly newsletter. Every email is packed with important news and tidbits to help you get more out of your Swag Bucks account.

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Interact With The Polls
Our weekly polls page features topics and questions that matter to you! From everything Swag Bucks, to popular culture; news, and entertainment, the Polls page is consistently fresh, and always fun. Plus, if you submit a poll and we happen to use it, we'll award you with up to 10 Swag Bucks!

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Read the Blog
When big news breaks about Swag Bucks, it happens first on the Swag Bucks Blog! Find out about all the newest offers, prizes, and Swag Codes, all in one convenient location. Look for posts by The Swag Guy for exclusive Swag Buck opportunities!

You can trade swagbucks in for many things but most trade in for $5 Amazon.com gift cards.  You can earn one about every 2 to 3 weeks, some times more often!

So go here to sign up!

$5 Off Coupon for Baby Alive Doll

Save $5.00 off one (1) 1st for Me BABY ALIVE doll Coupon expires 4/15/2010. Go here

Free Beech Nut Starter Kit

Fill out theform to receive your FREE Starter Kit in the mail¹ and the monthly eNewsletter filled with helpful advice and money-saving coupons. Go here.

Free Sample of Vitaxan Energy Drink

Fill out a short form and receive a free sample by mail of Vitaxan.  Go here.

Set of Custom Kitchen Towels (from Spirit of Giving) Courtesy of Sarah Deals

Has a great giveaway going so sign up here.

Print Duraflame Coupons

Do you use a fireplace or wood-burning stove?  Go here to print Duraflame coupons after you register.

Free Kathy Ireland Body Lotion Sample through Viewpoints

From the offer page: Sign up to receive and review the new Kathy Ireland body lotion. This information will only be used to qualify you for this sample. Signing up on this form does not guarantee that you will receive a sample; you will be notified if you are selected. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED SO ACT FAST!

Go here to sign up.

Free Bath & Body Works Product with purchase of $15 or more

Go here for the coupon to receive a free Home Fragrance Collection Body Care Item up to $12.50 in value when you purchase $15 worth of Bath & Body Works products.  Valid through 03/14/10 and Use code FLOWER to get this deal on-line.

Coupon for $2.00 off Godiva Coffee

Go here to save $2.00 on Godiva Coffee.

All Coupon Match-ups are now available for this week!

Sorry I am majorly behind on everything this week! But just wanted to alert you that all the coupon match-ups for metro Detroit are now up at Macomb Money Savers.

Also Coupon Crazy Chrys has complied the Sav-A-Lot match-ups here.

Introduction to Coupon Organization Courtesy of Addicted to Savings

Here is a great run down with pictures and pros and cons of the most popular two methods that binder method and the Filing inserts method.  Go here for more details.

Swagbucks 2 Year Annirversary Celebration today!

As you may have heard Swagbucks is a favorite way to rack up Amazon.com gift cards.  A $5 card is only 45 swagbucks and you can get one every 2 to 3 weeks just by doing your normal daily searches on Swagbucks.  Today there will be lots of extra swagcodes, if you haven't signed up yet you will get double points for signing up (6 points instead of 3) and much much more.  So stay tuned and keep checking swagbucks periodically! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Coupons on Coupons.com!

If you haven't been on coupons.com recently there are a few coupons you might want to go print off:

$2.00/2 Right Guard products

$1.50/2 Kashi TLC bars

$1.00/2 Welch’s refrigerated juice

$0.50/2 Viva single BIG rolls or 1 2-pack

$5.00/1 Remifemin

$2/00/6 Might Dog

Go here to print them.

Time to Stock up at EBay!

Wow! Do you frequently shop at eBay?  It so Big Crumbs is offering up to 36% cashback! So if you frequently purchase things from ebay you might want to check it out!  Some ideas are coupons and gift cards.  If you are already getting a discount on a gift card it will definitely be worth your while to save even more on it! I have already won a bid on a Bahama Breeze Gift Card for $10 which I got for under $4 and I bid on a few gift cards for places I know I go like AMC theater by my house, AppleBee's Barnes & Nobles and also bid on some Marcal Coupons!  Some are not that great of deals probably end of up with $1 off or so but if it is for something I will buy anyway and then get a high cash back that will translate to deep savings!  So go here to sign up if you are not yet a member!

$1.00/4 Coupon of Red Gold Tomatoes

Go here to print the coupon.

Yves Rocher Sale Deals 02/24/10

Do you love Yves Rocher products? Well now may be a good time to stock up on-line.  Check out the list of on-sale items here.  In addition you get free shipping on all orders over $25 or shipping starts at $4.95.  Plus you can use code MOUNT1030 for $10 off any purchase of $30!
Here's an idea for you:

Purchase 10 Sampler packs at $2.50 = $25
Purchase 2 Ultra Shine Lip Gloss = $10
Final total $35 and use code MOUNT1030 for $10 off and pay $25+ tax to get free shipping

Or come up with your own scenario!  Be sure to also go through Mr. Rebates as they are offering 12% cash back!  Remember don't think just about what you need but think about upcoming events to stock up cheap.  I just bought some great things on-line with the Children's Place deals for my sister who is just 9 1/2 weeks pregnant! I know we will be having a baby shower for her eventually and I already have my gift!  For more details on how to maximize all your on-line purchases go here.

The Land of Nod On-Line Clearance and Sales deals 02/24/10

The Land of Nod has several items on sale and many have free shipping check out the list of sale items here.  There is a great variety including wrapping paper, seasonal items for cheap, strollers, and albums.  After you chose on of those items be sure to go through Big Crumbs before making your final purchase as you will get 6.3% cashback!

Host a Child Hunger Ends Here ConAgra Foods House Party 03/28/10

Directly from the website: Every day, nearly one in four children in America doesn't know where their next meal is coming from. That's why ConAgra Foods, a long-time advocate for the cause, is issuing a call to end child hunger with Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization.

On March 28th, bring friends and neighbors together for fun, food, and festivities, with the goal of getting them involved in this worthy effort. If selected to host, you'll get a FREE party pack to make this party a success, including ideas on how you can rally your guests to help end child hunger — by registering to host a Child Hunger Ends Here neighborhood rally, making a donation to Feeding America, or purchasing one of your favorite ConAgra Foods products to generate the donation of a meal to Feeding America.*

So party with a purpose! You'll have more than recipes, coupons, fun and food to share — you'll share the joy of helping to end child hunger across America.

Spaces are limited. The good feelings will be endless. If selected, your FREE party pack will include the following goodies to make it a fun-filled event:

•Child Hunger Ends Here banner

•Child Hunger Ends Here rally guides

•Child Hunger Ends Here lapel pins

•Coupons for you and your guests


•Other great gifts!

Interested in signing up?  Email me here.

Not sure what house party is? Check out my post on this type of marketing and the rationale behind it here.

Free Blockbuster Express Wednesdays 02/24/10!

Here are this week’s Blockbuster Express codes. If you haven't heard by now, Blockbuster express is now appearing around Metro Detroit, attempting to compete with the success of RedBox rentals! Looks like since redbox goes after larger National stores like Meijer, 7-11 and Kroger in our area, they are tackling the smaller more regionalize grocers like VG’s, Oak Ridge Market and Hollywood Market. Unfortunately for me the closest one is in Rochester Hills which isn't too far from my place of worship in Pontiac to pick one up once in a while, the problem would be the timing in getting it back the next day before 9 p.m. Hopefully my Waterford VGs will soon get one. You can check out locations near you here

GT9SA - Get a free one night rental (exp 2/28/10)

BBXCES - Get a free one night Rental (Exp 2/28/2010)

FEBRUARY – Rent one, Get one Free (Exp 2/28/2010)

BBXDVD1 – Get a free one night rental (Exp 2/28/2010)

GW12B4 - Rent one, get one free (exp 3/1/10) New Thanks Couponing to Disney!

GT21A – Get a free one night rental (exp 3/12) New Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Victoria’s Secret is having their Reward Card promotion is back again. Just shop Online until February 23rd ONLY and you can score yourself a rewards card worth at least $10… however it could be worth $50, $100, or even $500! They had this promotion available previously and many were able to score $50 cards and more!  I did not particpate but I am this time!  There are seveal clearance items available for $1.99 -3.99.  Depending on how much shipping is for you, you can at least break even (or possibly have $1-$2 money-maker.
Additionally Mr. Rebates and Ebates are offering 2% cash back to lower your out of pocket cost even more!  So click on one of those links then type Victoria's Secret in the search box to go to the site and start shopping!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Entertainment Book $19.99 this week plus cash back offers

The Entertainment book which is usually $35 is on sale this week for $19.99 plus free shipping.  This price is valid from 2/22/10 to 2/28/10.  Also Shop At Home is offering $7 cash back!  That puts the final cost at just $12.99! 

Not sure what the entertainment book is or if it is worth your time?  Well check out the coupons available in your area and more details on their website here to make a decision before your purchase.

Juicy Rewards Code for 1 free Point in Sunday Paper

Just in case you missed it. There was a code worth 1 point in  the Sunday inserts:

The code is worth 1 point. It expires Feb. 23, 2010 at 11:59 EST, so enter it when you get a chance.
Points can be redeemed for all kinds of coupons and discounts, there are 20,000 to choose from! 
Go here to sign up if you haven't already.

Download free workouts from Women's Health

Women's Health has Women's Health Fitness Workouts To Go that you can download to your computer or iPod. It takes you step by step through an entire workout, complete with slideshows that you can watch while listening to your favorite tunes. Ultimate Arms, Fat Frying Workout, Fat-Burning Yoga.

If your man would like some, also, send him to Men's Health Fitness Workouts.

Thanks All Aboard Deals!

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I have emailed them both and plan to send the coupons today 2-day mail as there are a few coupons that expire 2/28 and I want them to receive them as soon as possible.  Thanks for all the participated and look for another exciting giveaway soon!

Reminder Today is IHOP 2/23/10 National Pancake day - Free Pancakes!

IHOP will be celebrating National Pancake day on Tuesday February 23rd and you can enjoy a free short stake (three) buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. What they ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children's hospitals through Children's Miracle Network, or other local charities. There is a limit of one free short stock per guest. The offer is valid for dine in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount. For all the details go here.