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



Friday, April 30, 2010

Free Cookbook from Emeril

Download the free cookbook from Emeril here

Liteware 12-Piece Sets $7 + 8% cash back!


Brylane Home has several Liteware sets for $9.99. Get another 30% off your highest priced item when you use promo code BHK30PX at checkout. The Liteware Twist 12-Piece Tall Cup Set drops to $6.99.
Additionally go through Mr. Rebates to get 8% cash back!

Kid's Cuddlewrap Blanket $8 at Overstock.com

Overstock has this Child's Cuddlewrap Blanket on clearance for $7.99. It converts from a throw blanket to a robe with a easy zipper and snaps and is available in five colors. Shipping is $2.95. 
Before checking out be sure to go through BigCrumbs to get 5.4% cash back!

Emerson Sing 'N' Play Set $19.99 Shipped + 3% cash back

Buy.com drops the Emerson Sing 'N' Play Karaoke Microphone and Party Instrument Set from $39.99 to $19.99. To top it off shipping is free!
Before you check out take your pick of the following cash back sites Shop at Home, Mr. Rebates, or Ebates to get 3% cash back.

$1.00 off Fruit Chillers Treats

Go here for coupon.

Biggby Coffee Buy One Get One 50% off Coupon Good until 05/02/10

Go here to print the above coupon.

Dick's Sporting Goods: 15% off + 5% cash back through today 04/30/10 only


Through 4/30, click here to get 15% off one item at Dick's Sporting Goods. Item eligibility is listed on product page. Check out Clearance items here and choose one that is eligible for the 15% discount.

Before checking out though be sure to go through Shop at Home for 5% cash back.

Family Dollar Match-ups Courtesy of Sarah's Deals 04/29/10-05/02/10


Only good through today you can get a 14 oz Dawn for just $.10 check out the details here

Cheap Welch's and Dawn Hand Renewal as well as some great deals for pet owners.
Go here for the coupon policy and here for the match-ups.

Victoria Secret Free Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with any purchase

Go here to get a coupon for a FREE Lip Gloss from Victoria Secret with any purchase. Coupon is good until May 26, 2010.  Great way to use up your Secret Rewards Cards today, since it is the last day to do so!  If you don't have any gift cards snag something really cheap and only clearance to get this freebie.


Thanks Good Deal Mama!

Check out Detroit Dinner Deals!

Looking for a way to use all the deals you get through shopping?  Check out recipe ideas from Detroit Dinner Deals.  Here is this week's weekly meal plan

Desktop Newton's Cradle $8 Shipped + 4% cash back!

Shop4Tech.com offers this Desktop Newton's Cradle for $9.95. Coupon code PC17 takes 17% off and drops it to $8.26.  Additionally it ships for free!
Before checking out though be sure to go through Mr. Rebates or Shop at Home for 4% cash back.

Free Bounty Sample Sam's Club Members Only

Go here

Free Sample of Pantene

Grab yourself a sample of new Pantene Pro-V. For fine hair, it reinforces it against damage and breakage. Color hair, it gives it a wonderful shine while helping to protect. Medium-thick hair, it protects against damage and breakage while smoothing and taming frizz.  Go here

Olive Garden Coupon for $2.50 off a single entree

Print out this coupon, which can be used at your nearest Olive Garden family restaurant. Simply enter your name for your coupon.  Go here

505 Children's Activites Kit $7 Shipped + 7.2% cash back!

Back to Basics Toys drops the 505 Children's Activities Kit from $9.99 to $6.99. Plus, code GREEN3 bags free shipping.
Before checking out be sure to go through BigCrumbs which offers the best cash back option of 7.2% cash back!

Lucky Brand Jeans 20% off clearance items + 4% cash back

Lucky Brand Jeans takes up to 75% off, plus an extra 20% off select items at checkout.  The Stretch Cami drops from $49 to $12.99 to $10.39 Shipping is $7 or free with $75 via code AGRNDSH7.

Before checking out be sure to go through Mr. Rebates or Shop at Home for 4% cash back.

Today's Groupon Deal $15 for $30 Worth of Barbecue and Drinks at The Rib Rack 04/30/10

Details directly from the site:
Expires 12/31/2010 Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in or carryout only. Must use in 1 visit. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers.
Valid at these to locations: 5304 Dixie Hwy. Waterford, Michigan 48239 (248) 623-4800 and 2860 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, Michigan 48076 (248) 483-7427

Official Website

Interested in snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and looking for a deal of your own?  Go here

Best Deals Around Town Courtesy of Bargains to Bounty Week of 04/25/10

You keep more money in your pocket when you shop at several stores and concentrate on the loss leaders and avoid the rest.  Bargains to Bounty has a summary of the best deals here.  So check it out there are lots for free and tons of rockbottom produce available!

Crocs: 20% off Sitewide + 7% cash back through 4/30 only!

Through 4/30, get 20% off sitewide at Crocs via code LUVMOM20 at checkout, dropping prices to the lowest they've been all month. The Kid's Baya drops from $24.99 to $19.99. 

Before checking out though be sure to go through Mr. Rebates or Shop at Home for 7% cash back!

$25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway Courtesy of Deal Finding Chik!

$25 Wal-Mart Gift Card Giveaway check out the details here

Oakland County Farmer's Market Begins Spring/Summer Season this week


One way to greatly reduce your produce budget and eat healthy is to shop at your local farmers market.  The Oakland County Farmers Market is located at: 2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford, Michigan, USA, 48328
Their hours from May to through December are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (In the winter they are only open on Saturdays.)  Of course you want to shop as early as possible to get the best pick.  This is so close to my house and I am bound and determined to shop their more. 

You can find the official website here and a list of available produce here.  Do you shop at a Farmer's Market often? Which one do you go to?

Bargains to Bounty also recently posted on a couple more if this one is not in your area here.

Old Navy - Wholey Moley In-Store Sale 30% off storewide!

Starting Today, Old Navy will have a 30% off everything in the store through the weekend.

Go here to their facebook page for details.

Thanks Miami Mommy Savings!


Today is YouData payout Friday!

Today is YouData payout Friday. What is YouData? You get paid to view advertisements. Sometimes it is just to view a website but sometimes it could be a full ad or commercial. Always very quick and then every Friday the balance you have is sent to your paypal account. I always check Friday mornings to see if I have new offers and last week I had one website to view.  Even doing them the morning of will get my money transferred into my paypal account later that day. For more information or to sign up go here.

If you'd like to look at more ways to generate small cash flow check out my previous article

Today is MegaSwagbucks Friday!




Today you can earn between 10-1,000 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 10 – 100 swagbucks per day. They can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards the most popular one is a $5 Amazon.com gift card. I get last month I got four. I recently got a great cookbook deal I posted on here with 0 out of pocket thanks to my swagbucks!  Also be sure to refer your friends. When they win you win! However today on megaswagbucks day you can win between 10 – 1,000 swagbucks! So get to searching and if you haven't signed up yet you can do so here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Free Vintage Posters

Become a member of Redwood Creek and you can snag yourself some gorgeous vintage art prints. You'll also be kept up-to-date on the latest Redwood Creek events, can share your outdoor snap shots, and connect with other lovers of wine and the great outdoor.  Go here.

Free Themometer Keychain

RdF Corporation, the world's leading innovator in the design, development and production of surface, insertion and immersion temperature and heat flux sensors, is giving away free Thermometer Keychain. Fill out a request form to receive your keychain.  Go here.

Free Her Heart Kit

Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. In fact, more women than men die of heart disease each year. Learn more about heart disease and what you can do to help your heart with this kit.  Go here.

Free Perfect Wedding Guide

Looking for a great resource to help you plan your wedding? The Perfect Wedding Guide is the perfect companion to take with you on the go, and available to you for free, go here

Sunny D Coupons

Go here

Hood Coupons

Save a ton on Hood products with these great coupons. From $.50 off Hood cottage cheese, to $1 off their Simply Smart milk, and more.  Go here

Free sample of Galaxy granola







Grab a free and tasty Galaxy granola bar. Choose a flavor and enter shipping address and they will ship this free sample to you if your name is drawn.  Go here

$1.00 off Any Marcal SmallSteps product

Go here.

Dollar General Stock Up & Save Sale‏ Courtesy of Coupon Katarina



Free Reach, Cheap Tide, and free 7-up if you are fortunate enough to have the printable that appears weekly.  Go here for full Details. 

One Free Can of Halo All Natural Dog Food

Sign up for Halo's Email Newsletter to receive exclusive offers, pet care information, new product developments and more — plus a printable FREE TRIAL coupon for a free can of dog food.  Go here.

Coupon for Free Coca Cola Product at Murphy USA

The first 100,000 people who click the button "LIKE" for Murphy USA at facebook get one FREE Coca-Cola product of their choice. Note: you need to login to your facebook account first before click the "LIKE" button. Valid in AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NM, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA.  Go here to "like" go here for locations.

Free Sample Pack of 10 Customized Business Cards from Moo

Try a sample pack of 10 business cards absolutely free of charge. You can chose from existing templates or upload your own logo to customize your own business card.  Go here.

Sunday Coupon Preview for 05/02/10

The Sunday Coupon Preview is up for Red Plum and hopefully later today the other previews will be up.  There will be 3 inserts Smart Source, Red Plum & P&G.  Go here for the preview.  The first of the month if it is not a holiday is usually the weekend with the most inserts.  I will be going to Barnes and Nobles this week to get a Chicago Tribune which will have even more coupons and some higher values.  Check out my post on it here

One good highlight that has been circulating is a $4.00/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women Coupon. (Thanks for the heads up Saving with Amy!)  There have been deals with Nivea products all over the pharmacies on these and they are usually priced at $3.99 on sale and can frequently be found on sale at Wal-Mart and Target as well.  So this will mean free body wash! There's also a $3.00/1 Nivea Body Wash for men.  Combined with Reigstry Rewards or Extracare Bucks this could be free too!  So check out all the details in the link above.

Free Sample of Two Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara

Print out this coupon and receive a free sample of Two Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara when you visit a Sephora inside a JCPenny store here

Free Ice Cream Today at Carvel



Reminder: Carvel is having an all day promotion on Thursday April 29th, 2010. Head on over and get a 3.5 oz. sample of their low-fat ice cream and Flavor Shot.  Go here for details and locations near you.

Today's Smashbox Let's Do Lunch offer $15 value



First go here to sign up for pretty points if you haven't already done so. You will begin to accumulate points to go towards free items in the future.  You also get a bonus deluxe sample with every order! After chose an item from the Curtain Call Section such as wicked lovely lip gloss which is available for $10. 

The Lip Enhancing Gloss in Couture Let's Do Lunch Offer shown above which is a $15 value will be added to your cart if you make a purchase between 9a.m. and 2 p.m. pst.

Lastly before checking out be sure to go through cashbaq to get 7% cash back! This will make your price $9.30 shipped to your door and you will receive three items worth well over $25 or more!

50% off sitewide at New York & Company + 7% cash back!


Through 5/2, New York & Company is taking 50% off sitewide. No coupons or codes are necessary and the discount is listed on product page.  The Bodyshaper Cami orginally $14.95 is now on sale for $7.47.  Check out other sale items here.
Before checking out get the best cash back offer at 7% by going through Shop at Home.   

Ulta: BOGO Free on Ulta Brand Purchase + 10% cash back!

Ulta is offering buy one get one free on all of their Ulta Brand Cosmetics.
Shimmer Finish Salon Formula Nail Laquer Rose Tea is priced at just $1.99 and there are several other items under $5.  Place enough items in your cart to be over $10 (after the buy one get one free discount is applied) and you can also use promo code 40002 to get $3.50 off any purchase $10 or more good until 05/09/10. 

Lastly the best cash back offer is from Mr. Rebates offering 10% cash back!

Old Navy: 2 Pairs of Flip-Flops for $4.25 + 5% cash back

Through 4/29, Old Navy takes an extra 15% off your order via code ONGET15 at checkout. This code is valid on their Women's Flip-Flops which drop from $3.50 each to 2 for $5 and to 2 for $4.25 after code.

Before Checking out be sure to go through Shop at Home for 5% cash back!

Free Sample of New Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion


Go here

The Body Shop: 30% off Gift Sets through 05/09/10 + 10% cash back


The Body Shop is taking 30% off gift sets. The pictured Japanese Cherry Blossom Tempting Trio drops from $10 to $7. Shipping starts at $5.95 or is free with $50.

Before checking out though be sure to go through Shop at Home for 10% cash back!

Free Sample of Depend Adult Underwear

Depend Underwear is customized for custom fit and outstanding protection for men and women. Click the link to request your free sample.  Go here.

40-50% off Sale items at Mattel + 3% cash back

Mattel is currently taking an extra 40% off already reduced prices in their sale section. Disney/PIXAR The World of Cars My First MATTEL® DVD GAME orginally $14.99 is now on sale for $7.50. 

Before checking out though be sure to go through cashbaq or Shop at Home for 3% cash back.

Buy 2 get 1 Free Chobani Greek Yogurt

Go here to print the coupon.

Bath & Body Works Gift Set + $26 GC only $15 + 4% cash back!

Details directly from the site:
How it works:

Sample all ten scents
Choose a favorite Get a FREE full-size Eau de Toilette by redeeming the enclosed special offer online
Includes a 0.03 oz. sample of each fragrance and a special offer redeemable online for a Free Eau de Toilette
Fragrances include Black Amethyst™, Butterfly Flower, Cherry Blossom, Japanese Cherry Blossom, P.S. I Love You™, Sensual Amber™, Sweet Pea®, Twilight Woods™, Vanilla Noir, and Velvet Tuberose
7 1/4" x 7" x 1 1/4"

So for just $15 you can get this!  If you decide to get one for yourself and another as a gift bringing your total to $30 you can then use promo code APRIL50 for $10 off any purchase of $30 or more!  Shipping for me is $6.99 for just $26.99 I can purchase 2 samplers valued at $40 and get two $26 gift cards.  Thats a value of $132 for just $26.99! Let me know if you find any other great deals!

Also before checking out take your pick of cash back sites between BigCrumbs, Cashbaq or Shop at Home for 4% cash back!