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



Monday, August 30, 2010

Plan to be back in full swing on 09/14/10!

I'm finally done with my overtime at work but I have one last vacation coming up the weekend of 09/10/10-09/13/10 and I'll need some time to get back up to speed. So expect highlight to match-ups, freebies, on-line deals and all the normal features to be back after 09/14/10! Thanks!

End of the Month Coupon Print Reminder!

It is the end of the month so between today and tomorrow go here and print off any coupons you think you will use within a month from coupons.com!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview is up for 08/29/10!

There will be three inserts this week! Smartsource, Red Plum and P&G.
Remember these are from a different area so what we get may very but check out the preview here

Today's Groupon Deal: $40 for $125 Worth of Services at Imago Salon & Spa 08/27/10-08/29/10





Details directly from the invite: Expires Mar 1, 2011 Limit 1/person, may buy 4 as gifts. New clients/appt. only. 24-hour cancel. policy or Groupon forfeited. Not valid for products, glitter toes, Great Lengths extensions, laser hair removal, Botox, Restylane, derma-fillers, Brazilian wax & bridal parties.
 
•Large variety of services


•Highly trained aestheticians

•Elegant, relaxing atmosphere

•Specialized services for men


Interested in more information snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and would like to see the deals in your area? Go here.

Today's Living Social Deal: Skinthetics Laser Hair Removal and Skin Care Center Three Laser Hair-Removal Treatments ($149), or Six Slimline Pod Sessions and a Microdermabrasion Facial ($199) 60% Savings 08/27/10-08/29/10







Living Social is another group discount site that is recently featuring deals here in metro Detroit.  (Details directly fromt he site:)  For $149, undergo three laser hair-removal sessions (regularly $375), or six SlimLine Pod sessions and one microdermabrasion facial (a combo valued at $624).
Go here to snag this deal, get more details or to check out deals in your own area!

National Groupon Deal get a $12 Fandango Movie Ticket for just $4 snag for just three more days!





Details directly from the invite: Expires Feb 28, 2011

Limit 1 per person. Must register Fandango account. Valid for 1 ticket worth up to $12. Not valid for IMAX or 3D movies. Not for resale. No cash back.
 
•Convenient online redemption


•More than 16,000 screens nationwide

•Everyone likes movies
Interested in more information snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and would like to see the deals in your area? Go here to sign in or sign up first.  Then go through this link here to get the movie ticket deal!  Once you have your Fandango code go here to redeem! This deal is good for the next five days! Until Sunday 08/30/10!  Be sure to pass on to all your friends that complain about not having enough money to go to the movies!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

More coupons on coupons.com!

Coupons.com has a few new coupons.  They sporadically add them towards the end of the month before resetting them at the end of the month so check daily! Check them out! Go here to print them all before they disappear!

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 this morning 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 here.

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.
Don't forget to also do your daily polls and search the special offers daily for additional swagbucks!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Don't forget your free photo book from Hot Prints!

Sign up for Hotprints here and each month you can create a photo book for free. They include advertisements between your photos and the books are paid through the advertisements making them free to us!  Go here to sign up if you are interested.

National Groupon Deal get a $12 Fandango Movie Ticket for just $4 snag for just four more days!





Details directly from the invite: Expires Feb 28, 2011

Limit 1 per person. Must register Fandango account. Valid for 1 ticket worth up to $12. Not valid for IMAX or 3D movies. Not for resale. No cash back.
 
•Convenient online redemption


•More than 16,000 screens nationwide

•Everyone likes movies
Interested in more information snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and would like to see the deals in your area? Go here to sign in or sign up first.  Then go through this link here to get the movie ticket deal!  Once you have your Fandango code go here to redeem! This deal is good for the next five days! Until Sunday 08/30/10!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

More coupons on coupons.com

Coupons.com has a few new coupons.  They sporadically add them towards the end of the month before resetting them at the end of the month so check daily! Check them out! Go here to print them all before they disappear!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Have you signed up for aDealio Group Discounts yet?

Seems a lot of these are popping up now.  This works very similar to groupon and living social, when a certain number of people grab the deal of the day they are awarded a discounted price.  You can check out deals and sign up here.  They need about 830 more subscribers here in Detroit before we start getting deals so go there to sign up now!  For a limited time you get a $5.00 credit just for signing up good for an aDealio purchase! Sign up here now!

Today's Buy With Me Deal: $25 gets you $70 towards any sports or concert tickets on HarryHasIt.com, plus a $15 credit for future use 08/25/10



Details from the site:
Want tickets to the most sought after events in Chicago? Well, Harry Has It has you covered, and it’s just in time for the return of the Stanley Cup champs. Harry also has tickets to Bulls and Bears games, as well as great seats to live concerts and theater shows. In fact, HarryHasIt.com has it all.


For $25, you’ll get $70 towards tickets to any event of your choice. Our friends at HarryHasIt.com are even offering a $15 credit towards a future purchase, which will come in handy when you see the lineup of big name concerts and must-see games that Harry’s got on the radar.

Go here to snag this deal or find other deals in your own city! (Still waiting for this to come to Detroit!)

Today's Seize the Deal offer: $50 worth of Boost Mobile Products for $25




Highlights


•Tons of parts and accessories

•Inventory for a wide variety of makes and models

•Phone covers, skins and more

•Travel and at-home chargers

•Good toward Bluetooth and accessories
•Limit 2 per person; also available as a gift


•1 voucher per person per purchase

•Voucher expires December 31, 2010

•Offer not valid toward cell phones OR payments

•NO cash value; voucher must be used in full

•Void if combined with any other offer or promotion
 
Go here to snag this deal, get more information or look for deals in your own area.

Today's Groupon Deal: $20 for Three Go-Kart Races and One Soda at Kart 2 Kart 08/25/10





Details directly from the invite: Expires Dec 6, 2010

Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid for open practice race only. Not valid for group, special events, or league racing. Must wear closed toe shoes, be at least 16 years old, and 5' tall. Must sign waiver.
•Best Amusement in 2009


•Huge indoor go-kart track

•Go-karts hit 35 mph

•One soda with free refills



Interested in more information snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and would like to see the deals in your area? Go here.

Today's Living Social Deal: PRP Wine International At-Home Wine Tasting for Up to Ten People $65 ($150 value) 08/25/10






Living Social is another group discount site that is recently featuring deals here in metro Detroit.  (Details directly fromt he site:)  For $65, have an at-home wine tasting from PRP Wine International (valued at $150). Invite up to nine of your fellow winos to soak up fun facts about food and wine pairings from your very own wine consultant. Relax, imbibe, and unwind over a vintage Travicello and a Romanet Chardonnay. Throw in samples from regions near and far, and by your fourth round, you'll be ready to break things off with Charles Shaw. By the end of the night, you'll be dying to tell Sandra Oh that you loved your last Pinot.
Go here to snag this deal, get more details or to check out deals in your own area!

National Groupon Deal get a $12 Fandango Movie Ticket for just $4!





Details directly from the invite: Expires Feb 28, 2011

Limit 1 per person. Must register Fandango account. Valid for 1 ticket worth up to $12. Not valid for IMAX or 3D movies. Not for resale. No cash back.
 
•Convenient online redemption


•More than 16,000 screens nationwide

•Everyone likes movies
Interested in more information snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and would like to see the deals in your area? Go here to sign in or sign up first.  Then go through this link here to get the movie ticket deal!  Once you have your Fandango code go here to redeem! This deal is good for the next five days! Until Sunday 08/30/10!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

More new coupons on coupons.com!

Coupons.com has lots of new coupons if you haven't checked them in a while! Check them out! Go here to print them all before they disappear!

30% cash back at Yves Rocher today only through ebates!

Usually only 9% you today you can get 30% cash back through ebates at Yves Rocher!
Check out clearance items here such as the green tea revitilizing body wash on clearance for just $3.50 down from $8.00!
There is also a huge list of online codes available:
$15 off $50 at Yves Rocher Promo Code: 15OFF50

10% off at Yves Rocher until 12/31/2010 Promo Code: DISCOUNT10

$10 off $45 + Free Shipping at Yves Rocher until 08/29/2010 Promo Code: NLT10

$10 off $45 + Free Shipping at Yves Rocher until 12/31/2010 Promo Code: 10OFF45

$7 off $30 at Yves Rocher until 12/31/2010 Promo Code: 7OFF30

$5 off $25 at Yves Rocher until 12/31/2010 Promo Code: 5OFF25

Free Shipping with $20 at Yves Rocher until 12/31/2010 Promo Code: YRFREESHIP

Free Shipping on order over $30 at Yves Rocher until 09/30/2010 Promo Code: SPECIALFS30

Free Shipping on order over $35 at Yves Rocher until 12/31/2011 NO CODE REQ'D

Go here to sign in or sign up for ebates then use one of the promo codes above to get an awesome deal and 30% cash back! Let me know what deals you score!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Grocery Store Roll Call August week 3


Kroger $20.86 worth detailed below
Kroger
Total Spent: $20.86
Total Saved: $66.54
Percentage Saved: 76.13%


Meijer and VGs detailed below. 
VGs
Total Spent: $37.93

Total Saved: $52.55
Percentage Saved: 58.08%

Meijer
Total Spent: $25.44

Total Saved: $29.84
Percentage Saved: 53.98%

For week 3 of August I spent $84.23 to purchase $233.16 worth of groceries for a savings of 63.87%. The savings rate is low but I stocked up on some necessary things for a gathering I'm having as well as my fruit cups that I eat frequently and got a slightly better deal than I usually get at Aldi's. 
How is your savings going?

Grocery Store Roll Call August Week 1 & 2


I did a lot of shopping last month so I was easy on the first week and made a trip to Aldi's and spent $14.16.
The second week I returned to my normal shopping: Kroger $18.72 worth of food detailed below.

Kroger (Grand Blanc Kroger that Doubles coupons up to $1.00)
Total Spent: $18.72
Total Saved: $55.40
Percentage Saved: 74.74%

VGs (Waterford VGs that doubles coupons up to $1.00)
Total Spent: $39.10

Total Saved: $50.25
Percentage Saved: 56.24%

For the two weeks combined I spent $71.98 to purchase $177.63 worth of food and had an overall savings rate of just 59.48%.

New Coupons on coupons.com!

Coupons.com has lots of new coupons if you haven't checked them in a while! Check them out! Go here to print them all before they disappear!

My Free Swag 08/24/10





Just got a couple of $5 amazon.com gift card for cashing in swagbucks. I've used these to lower purchases on the fitness games I am building up for my Wii Fit as well as gifts for my husband. We are also looking into getting purchasing a few things for our home.

What is swagbucks? It is an easy way to win prizes, gift cards and more. I usually turn mine in for Amazon.com bucks and occasionally for paypal dollars (which then can be transferred to my checking account therefore free cash!) Whether at home or at work I always go to swagbucks first and type in what I need, even my own website or ones I visit daily. I randomly get 10 to 500 swagbucks daily Last month I was able to get $20 in Amazon.com gift cards. (I have a few referrals but not many.)  There are so many ways to earn now daily polls, daily surveys plus searching!  If you'd like to sign up go here and then invite your friends as you get swagbucks for referrals as well. When they win you win!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview is up for Sunday 8/22/10!

There will be just one insert this Sunday Smartsource. 
Remember these are from a different area so what we get may very but check out the preview here

Today's Seize the Deal: $10 gets you $20 worth @ Fenton Winery & Brewery 08/20/10-08/22/10


Seize the Deal another group discount site is offering the following:
•Hand crafted wines and sangria


•Delicious Tapas menu

•Craft beer brewed on the premises

•Fenton’s best variety of live music

•Free wine tastings
•No purchase limit; also available as a gift


•Must be 21 years or older to purchase

•One voucher per person per visit

•Voucher expires December 31, 2010

•Tax and tip not included in deal price

•No cash value; voucher must be used in full

•Void if combined with any other offer or promotion
Go here to snag this deal, get more information or look for deals in your own area.

Today's Living Social Deal: LaVida Massage of Lake Orion 90-Minute Massage with Aromatherapy ($47) or Hour-Long European Facial with JetPeel Rejuvenation ($59) (Save 50%)





Living Social is another group discount site that is recently featuring deals here in metro Detroit.  (Details directly fromt he site:)   Take a trip to LaVida Massage of Lake Orion and get a facial for $59, or a massage for $47. Indulge those exhausted extremities and tired tendons with a 90-minute custom massage -- choose either a Swedish, therapeutic, deep-tissue, or sports massage. Ready to face the facts head on? Treat your money maker to a luxurious 60-minute European facial with the JetPeel rejuvenation process, which uses saline water and oxygen to cleanse and exfoliate the skin.
Go here to snag this deal, get more details or to check out deals in your own area!

Today's Groupon Deal: $10 for $25 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Rumalees 08/20/10-08/22/10





Details directly from the invite: Expires Feb 23, 2011 Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Dine-in only. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid for delivery, lunch buffet, culinary classes, gift cards, or with other offers.
•Serves Rumali bread


•Open-view kitchen

•Desserts and drinks

•Vegan & vegetarian options


Interested in more information snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and would like to see the deals in your area? Go here.

Grocery Store Roll Call End of July

Once again I missplaced a receipt then finally found it and everything was all out of order but I am still tracking!

For July I spent a lot! But I got some great deals.  I spent $294.15 for the entire month of July to purchase $986.01 worth of groceries including health and beauty and household products.  My savings rate was lower, 70.17% mostly I think because I haven't had much time to hit the pharmacies, but I still do Rite Aid once a month at least to get a rebate check. 

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 this morning 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 here.

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.
Don't forget to also do your daily polls and search the special offers daily for additional swagbucks!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today's Groupon Deal: $25 for $50 Worth of Apparel at Gap





Details directly from the invite: Expires Nov 19, 2010 Limit 1/person. Valid in-store at US and Canada Gap stores only. Not valid @ Gap Outlet, Factory, Generation, online. Not valid for GiftCards, tax, or w/other offers. $50 minimum purchase. View complete terms. 
•For use on any item in-store, including sale items


•New line of women's pants

•Many locations
Interested in more information snagging this deal or not from metro Detroit and would like to see the deals in your area? Go here.

Biggby Coffee $1.00 off Specialty Beverage good until 08/22/10

Go here to print the coupon above. 

New Coupons on coupons.com

Coupons.com has lots of new coupons if you haven't checked them in a while! Check them out! Go here to print them all before they disappear!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Find Your Perfect Weight - Part 1 Courtesy of Sparkpeople

Ever wonder what your healthy body weight should be?  This sparkpeople article gives the following suggestions: You’re at your ideal body weight when:


Your weight isn’t causing (or putting you at risk for) any health problems

Your weight doesn't limit you from living the life you want

You can accept your body as it is, without feeling uncomfortably self-conscious

You can enjoy being in your own skin, without worrying too much about how you compare to others (or cultural ideals)
 
Check out more details here

Link up your grocery store deals and match-ups!

As you all know I was away for a bit and I do have a full-time job.  I will work on as much as I can but not sure that I will get to everything so please link up your grocery store match-ups for the benefit of my readers.