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



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Free Sample of Avery Label Pads


Try a free sample of Avery® Label Pads Get instant organization at your fingertips with Avery® Label Pads. These self-adhesive labels are stacked conveniently in a pad—just write, peel and stick™.Go here.

Join the Puppy Chow Healthy Start Program Monthly Coupons


Join the Puppy Chow® Healthy Start Programto receive advice customized to your puppy's age, fun pictures and videos of puppies like yours, monthly emails packed with articles and a $2 off coupon. Go here to sign up.

50% off Spring Sale still going on at the Children's Place

New styles have been added like this embroidered denim dress that drops from $19.50 to $8.99. 


Check around the sales section for some things you like and then go through ebates or Shop at Home for 5% cash back.

Pampering Gift Pack Giveaway Courtesy of Censtable Lady!



Check out this awesome giveaway where you can win everything pictured above.  It ends at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.  And if you don't win don't worry as I will be running a similar one in a couple weeks.  Go here for all the ways to sign up!

Also don't forget my awesome $25 Bath and Body work Giveaway!  There are several ways to enter so try to use them all so you up your odds of winning! Go here!

Baskin Robbins Coupon for $3 Off Any Cake

Print out this coupon and take to Baskin Robbins for $3 off any cake (minimum $15 purchase).  Go here.

Fredricks of Hollywood: $5 off Plunge Bra



Through 4/3, get $5 off the Hollywood Reversible Plunge Bra at Fredericks of Hollywood. Select colors are on sale, dropping the prices from $9.99-$30 to $4.99-$25.

Be sure to go through Mr. Rebates for the best cash back deal at 5% cash back.

Today only! Last Minute Crocs Sale - 25% off any order + free shipping!


Today only! Last Minute Crocs Sale - 25% off any order. Get This Deal! by using Coupon Code: CROCSAFF25.  This does work on outlet items like these ethic flip flops that are already priced at the low price of $4.99! 


Go here to see all the outlet/sale items.  But then be sure to go through BigCrumbs before you order which has the best cash back deal at up to 7.2%!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Free 8x10" Traditional Portrait at Target + addotional Coupons



Head on over to Target Portrait Studio for your free 8x10" traditional portrait. Pay no sitting fees and also choose from other 30 to 40% off offers. Go here.

Gap: Spring Sale up to 40% off + 5% cash back



For a limited time, Gap is taking up to 40% off as part of their Spring Sale. The Women's V-Neck Pocket T drops from $16.50 to $9.99. 
Additionally there are items that can qualify for 20% off when you us promo code: GAPSALE20 through 04/02/10.  Check out those items here.


Best cash back offer is 5% through Shop at Home

Free 1 oz. Sample of Sun Frog Deck Stain Guard Finish


Sun Frog Stain Guard Composite Deck Finish is a waterborne, high solids coating providing the best in polymer finish technology with a broad-spectrum fungicide and the best in Ultraviolet (UV) Light Ingredients.

Go here.

Don't forget to upload your photo to Swagbucks today to get 13 extra swagbucks!


Direct from the swagbucks website blog: Is running out! Remember Swaggernauts, if you haven't uploaded your photo yet, you should go to SwagBucks.com and upload your photo! TSG wants to see those smiling faces AND reward you for doing it. If you upload your photo by the end of the month (which is TOMORROW!!!), TSG will hook you up with 13 Swag Bucks in the first week of April.


You have a day and a half (posted on Tuesday the 30th) to do something that will take you less than five minutes and will net you 13 Swag bucks. I know there's an equation in here somewhere...

What is Swagbucks it is a great way to earn gift cards for searching the web like you already do everyday!  You can win all kinds of prizes but the most popular is $5 Amazon.com gift card.  If you are not yet signed up you can do so here.

Go here for more information.

Papa John's - Final Four Special



Take advantage of this Papa John's pizza special just in time for the Final Four. Get two large pizzas for only $16.99. Follow them on facebook and Use the promotion code 1699AOL. Go here.

Printable Coupons for Windex and Drano

Print out these coupons and save over $4.50 on your next trip to the grocery store! Go here.

Free Jiffy Mix Recipe Book


Fill out the form below to receive a free Updated Recipe Book. It now includes nutritional facts and camping recipes. Go here.

Passport Pizza: $1.99 Medium Pizza Today 03/31/2010 3 to 6 pm


Passport Pizza is offering a $1.99 Medium 1-topping pizza special (plus tax) on Wednesday, March 31 from 3:00-6:00 pm! The offer is valid for pick up orders only and you’ll need to mention the coupon offer when ordering. Limit 2 per household. Click here for additional details and a printable coupon. Go here for locations.

Thanks Bargains to Bounty!

Colisantis Weekly Specials 03/29/2010-04/04/2010

The BIG Special.. Snook's Polish Kielbasa (Smoked or Fresh) - $2.99 lb (reg. $4.99 lb)

Weekly Specials & Savings....
Whole or Cut Pineapple - 2/$6
Hoffman Hard Salami - $5.49 lb (reg. $6.49 lb)
Hoffman Super Sharp Cheddar - $7.49 lb (reg. $8.49 lb)

Feature Deli Salad....
Macaroni Salad - $3.29 lb (reg. $3.99 lb)
Prairie Farms Chocolate or Strawberry Milk - $1.69 half gal (reg. $2.49 ea)

Visit the Bakery for...
Chocolate Espresso Cups - $2.75 ea
From scratch silky espresso/chocolate mousse in a dark chocolate espresso cup. Just the right amount of coffee flavor - perfect for Easter dessert! (reg. $3.25 ea)
Reese Ham Glaze - $2.29 ea (reg. $3.29 ea)
Delallo Organic Pasta Sauce - $5.99 ea (reg. $8.99 ea)
Silver Fleece Sauerkraut - $1.69 ea (reg. $2.49 ea)
Borrelli Gnocchi - $2.29 pkg (reg. $2.99 pkg)
Easter Butter Lambs - $3.99 ea

In The Cheese Department....
Stella Parmesan - $7.99 lb An excellent hard cheese for grating over Italian dishes like lasagna or gnocchi.(reg. $8.99 lb)

Rob's Weekly Wine Pick...
Tapena Verdejo - $7.99 bottle
The Spanish answer to Sauvignon Blanc (a white wine) --- pale yellow hued wine has a vibrant floral nose with an array of tropical fruit aromas over a backdrop of ripe peaches.
Go here for the ad.

New Free shipping code for Avon!



There is a new free shipping code for Avon and tons of great things still on clearance!  Check out all the clearance items here like this Aquamarine bag for just $1.99!



Get free shipping via code MMFW5 at checkout.  Be sure to go through BigCrumbs for the best cashback offer of up to 5.4%.  I always stock up as these make great additions to any gift basket!

Free Sample of Pantene for VocalPoint Members

If you are a VocalPoint member check your account for a free sample of Pantene.  If you are not a member sign up here to perhaps get the freebie or at least be in line for the next one.


Interested in more companies where you can try products for free? Check out the post I did previously on that subject here.

Today's Groupon Deal $55 for One Slimming Mineral Body Treatment at Instafirm Body Wraps ($125 Value) 03/31/2010





Details: Expires 10/01/2010Limit 1 per person. New customers only. By appointment only. Not valid with other offers.


Additional Details: In the Dark Ages, people cleansed themselves of slings and arrows with outrageous fortunes, soaking themselves in baths of Fabergé-egg-infused gold doubloons. Revel in a more affordable and effective treatment with today's deal. For $55, new customers get one mineral body wrap at Instafirm Body Wraps (a $125 value). This slimming center is located in Troy, about 30 minutes north of downtown Detroit. This Groupon will cover a Debut Wrap, or the $125 value can also be put toward more-expensive wraps.

Ancient Egyptians proved the power of body wraps to make subjects appear more mysterious and shapely with little effort. Instafirm perfects the process for optimal results, transforming your body without removing any organs. Each non-invasive session begins in a private wrapping room. No birthday suits are required, as ladies and gents are kindly asked to sport swimsuit-sized coverage for optimal results. With experience in sushi, cigars, and transporting area rugs from here to there, the friendly rolling experts at Instafirm will snugly drape your body in a warm blanket of bandages soaked in a mineral-rich solution. Unlike passive wraps that just dehydrate you, Instafirm works with your body to achieve a thinner appearance and to smooth out cellulite and stretch marks. An hour of light exercise is coupled with an infrared sauna to throw unneeded flab and slack out the window into neighboring yards, eventually blossoming as apple trees. For more information on your session, take a look at the wrap facts.
Typically, unwrapped guests reveal a loss of 6–20 inches after just one session. Instafirm Body Wraps uses Suddenly Slender wraps, the cutting edge of cutting dress sizes. Suddenly Slender wraps were recently featured on The Tyra Banks Show and Rachael Ray. Armed with futuristic inch-shaving powers, the skilled technicians will wrap your body, wrap your heart, and rap you any Biz Markie hit from 1989. Call ahead to make your appointment.
Interested in snagging this deal or need mroe information go here.  Don't live in the metro Detroit area go here for your Groupon deal in your area. 

Try Olay Quench for Free After Rebate! (Moneymaker with coupon)



This is a new rebate. There was one a couple months ago, but this one is for purchases between 3/19/10 and 4/16/10. There was a $1/1 MQ in the 3/7 PG that turns this into a MoneyMaker! You must purchase larger than trial size by 4/16/10. You will needoriginal receipt and to write the UPC on the form. Must be postmarkedby 4/30/10. Get the rebate form here.

Thanks Sarah's Deals!

Updated 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. I think I’m going to email my Waterford VGs to get one! Or I may be making a trip to Rochester a few times when I am in Pontiac! There are so many codes for free movies! You can check out locations near you here Additionally to get these codes first and fast you will want to sign up for the blockbuster express emails on the same page. 2/3 of the way down on the lefthand side is a spot to sign up for emails. Five expiring today one new one.


GL9RA – Get a free one night rental exp 3/31/2010
GY131 – Get a free one night rental exp 3/31/2010
CALENDAR - Get a free one night rental exp 03/31/2010
MARCH - Rent one, get one free exp 03/31/2010
5G13B10 - Rent one, get one free exp 03/31/2010
GN13B5 – Rent one, get one free exp 04/05/2010 – New! Thanks Miami Mommy Savings!
OUFXMV – Get a free one night rental exp 4/17/2010
6HHQLC – Get a free one night rental exp 4/17/2010
ETKGH7 – Get a free one night rental exp 4/17/2010
ICA33W – Get a free one night rental exp 4/23/2010
VGG8U2 – Get a free one night rental exp 4/23/2010

GOLIVE - Get a free one night rental –extended (expiration date currently unknown)
POPCORN - Rent one, get one free (expiration date currently unknown)
G413A – Get a free one night rental – (expiration date currently unknown)
Let me know your success with these codes and how you like Blockbuster express kiosks! Also let me know if you use any of the codes without expiration dates and they do not work so I can remove them (although there are so many codes you may never get to that list!)

Host a That's Green to Me House Party May 1st 2010



Have you heard of House Party? If not check out this post here on this marketing concept and how you can use it to reduce your expenses when you entertain. Then decide if you would be interested in the following house party:

Make it a safe, green, and healthy world for your family
Tell your mom friends to leave their young ones home on May 1st, while you bring them together for a well-deserved and entertaining break.
Thanks to Underwriters Laboratories' commitment to helping keep your family safe and your environment healthy, you'll learn all kinds of fun and easy ways to make your home safer and greener. Your first green step begins with making non-toxic cleaning products from basic, natural stuff found right in your kitchen.
If selected as a host, there will be lots of fun eco-goodies in your FREE party pack that will make this event a fabulous green scene! Don't miss this exclusive chance to have a great time while helping to protect your world and everything in it.
Spaces are limited.
Send me an email here with House Party in the title if you are interested in signing up!

Free Benefiber Orange




Add some fiber and flavor to your water with Benefiber Orange. It's yummy, has 100% natural fiber per serving, and you can try it for free! Go here.

Clearance Sale at Urban Outfitters


Urban Outfitters marks down a new selection of items for prices starting as low as $3.99 as part of their latest sale. Shipping starts at $6 or free with $150. The Purse Keychain above originally $12.99 is now $3.99.  You can also get 10% off at UrbanOutfitters.com until 12/30/2010 with promo Code: 27WELCOME.  Lastly be sure to go through Shop at Home for 4% cash back.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Free Passes to a Screening of You Don't Know Jack

Sign up to get passes to a FREE Advance Screening NOW! Cities available include: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, DC. Go here.

Free Potato Oles When You Become a Maniac at Taco John's



Do you like golden fried potatoes? Then become a Maniac at Taco John's and receive a free order of any size Potato Oles with your next purchase. Go here. Go here to find a location near you.  Unfortunately there are none yet in MI but plenty other midwest states can enjoy this!

Free Sample of EAS Myoplex as well as future coupons when you sign up for the newsletter


Sign up to be eligible for EAS and, Body-for-LIFE and Abbott Laboratories programs and newsletters. From now on, all you'll need to enter EAS and Body-for-LIFE promotions and challenges is your Email Address and Password. Go here.

Sephora: Tarte Last Chance Sale + 8% cash back


Sephora has select Tarte products from 50% off. Plus, get a free 10-piece sample bag via code 10FREE at checkout. The For Your Eyes Only Eyeshadow Quad & Brush Set drops from $39 to $12.
Before purchasing though be sure to go through ebates for 8% cash back!

Free Educational and Safety Samples



Free education and safety materials are available. Potential uses and additional opportunities to effectively reach community residents and professional contracts. Go here for more details.

Levi's 10% off + Cash back!

Levi's has select jeans 30% off and until 4/30/10 you can get an additional 10% off.  Plus the best cash back offer is 5% through Mr. Rebates.  You can search for sale items here.  But be sure to go through Mr. Rebates search under coupon codes for the 10% off then make your purchase through there for even better savings!

Become a Sonic Cruisers Member

I am so glad we have Sonics now here in MI.  It was always a treat to go to when we were down south.  You can get exclusive discounts and coupons when you sign up here.

Nautica: Sale + Extra 30% off Sitewide + 10% Cash back



If you like Nautica there is a great deal to take advantage of until tomorrow 03/31/10.  They have many clearance items up to 70% off!  Additionally use code FRIENDS30 for an additional 30% off! Check out sale items here but be sure to go through ebates for 10% cash back! If you are a new member you get a $5 sign up bonus!

Save $1.00 on Any Size Pompeiian Olive Oil


Save $1.00 on any size or variety of Pompeian Olive Oil, OlivExtra Original, or OlivExtra Plus. Go here among other coupons.

Aeropostale Clearance Sale up to 75% off



You can check out some of the children's clearance items here.  If you find something you like be sure to go through Shop at Home for 5% cash back. 

Save up to $5.00 on Perlabella Anti-Aging Products



Print out two coupons and save a total of $5.00 on Perlabella Anti-Aging Pearls. Go here.

Get Your Free Cinnamon Snackers from Olga's



Get your voucher for a Free Cinnamon Sugar Snackers for all Olga's Rewards Card holders. Go here.

Coldwater Creek: 60% off Everything! + 4% cash back

This embroidered coin purse is just $12.99 down from 19.99. 
You can then use Code: WHH5226 for 70% off on even these reduced items!   For this item it takes of $9.09 making the final price $10.44 including tax and shipping.  Lastly you want to go through Shop at Home or Mr. Rebates for 4% cash back!

Free Dog Tags

Want free dogtags? Sign up with the TapouT Sports Nutrition Nation to receive free TapouT dog tags! Go  here.

Mattel: Disney Extra 15% off + Free Ship + 3% cash back


Mattel is offering free shipping on Disney items. Get an extra 15% off via code EASTER15OFF. The Toy Story Action Buzz Lightyear & Action Sheriff Woody Buddy Pack drops from $6.99 to $5.94 + free shipping. Then be sure to go through cashbaq or Shop at Home for 3% cash back on this purchase.



Overstock drops the price of the Burt's Bees A Few Favorite Things and Bee Keeper Lip Balm Kit from $29.94 to $16.99. Shipping is $2.95 Go here add to cart to see the special price of $16.99.  Hurry only a few left!  Be sure to go through Big Crumbs before purchasing for up to 6.3% cash back!

Old Navy Coupon 30% off One item through 04/04/10


Go here to print the above coupon.

K-Mart Women's Shirt Clearance $2.99

Kmart drops the price of select tops to just $2.99. The Women's Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Solid Top drops from $16.99 to $2.99. The best Cash back deal today is 5% through Shop at Home.

$25 Bath & Body Works Gift Card Giveaway!



Thanks for all that participated in the last giveaway I will post the winners later tonight or early tomorrow.  Here is my next giveaway: A $25 gift card to Bath & Body Works.  Additionally I will include all on-line coupons I can find at the time to help you maximize using this card! You can get up to 8 entries in this giveaway!

1. Leave a comment letting me know how often you shop at Bath and Body works and why you want to win!

2. Become a follower of Staying Lean in Oakland County (two entries!)  Leave a comment simply letting me know you are a follower.  Then leave a separate comment letting me know  how long you have been a follower. (Can be vague since my last giveaway, since summer, whatever if you don't know exactly and are not a new follower.) Be sure to leave two separate comments as I will only be counting each comment!


3. Subscribe to Staying Lean in Oakland County or if you are already subscribing let me know how long and leave a separate comment.

4. Refer a friend to this blog and leave a comment after they become a follower or subscribe.

5. Post this giveaway on your blog or tweet (two entries!).  Leave your first comment simply stated you blogged about this giveaway or you tweeted about it, then leave a separate comment with the link.  Be sure to leave two separate comments as I will only be counting each comment!

6. Suggest the Staying Lean in Oakland County Facebook page to a friend.  (On the lefthand side under each facebook page icon there is a link for suggest a friend click on that and sugges to a friend.)  If you are not already a fan you can do so here. Leave a comment here after doing so.

Again leave a comment for each entry only comments will be counted.

This giveaway will run until Midnight Eastern Standard Time Monday April 12th and the winner will be choosen through random.org