Jan 29, 2013

Free Jimmy Deans Delights!


Jimmy Dean Delights - Breakfast Bowls are $2.00 at Wal-Mart this week.  Pair that with the $2 Jimmy Dean coupon that came out in the 1/6/13 Red Plum coupon inserts and yourcan score yourself some FREE Breakfast Bowls!

Jan 28, 2013

Target Weekly Deal Roundup

Here is a listing of our local Target's Weekly Roundup
Lots of great grocery deals for the Super Bowl!
Be sure to check your local Target Ad for deals in your area. 
You can view the weekly ad HERE


Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner (10 oz) – $2.50/ea
Aussie Styling Products – $2.50/ea
(-) $1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie 12/30/2012 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/2013)
Final Price = $1.50/ea

Crest or Colgate Toothpaste – $3.49/ea
(-)$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 01/20/2013 SS Insert (exp 02/09/2013)
(-) $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz + 01/27/2013 P&G Insert (exp 02/28/2013)
**Get a $5 Target Gift Card wyb 3**   Final Price = $2.74-$2.99/ea; It’s like getting 3 for $1.07-$1.33/ea with Gift Card  

~GROCERY DEALS w/Gift Card Promotion~

**Get a $5 Target Gift Card wyb 10 Easy Meal Ingredients**
Old El Paso Taco Shells (10 ct) or Refried Beans (16 oz) – $1.19/ea
(-) $0.60/3 Old El Paso, excludes Salsa, Refrigerated, Frozen or Soup 01/27/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/23/2013)
Final Price = $0.99/ea; It’s like getting for $0.49/ea with Gift Card

Pace Salsa (24 oz) – $2.35/ea
(-) $0.60/2 Pace 01/27/2013 SS Insert (exp 02/24/2013)
Final Price = $2.05-$2.15/ea; It’s like getting this for $1.55-$1.65/ea with Gift Card

Barilla Pasta – $1.19/ea
(-) $1/2 Barilla Plus, Veggie, Whole Grain or White Fiber 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/02/2013)
Final Price = $0.69/ea; It’s like getting this for $0.19/ea with Gift Card

Ragu Pasta Sauce (24 oz) – $1.59/ea
(-) $0.20/1 Ragu Pasta Sauce, jar 01/27/2013 RP Insert (exp 02/24/2013)
+ PLUS +  $0.60/2 Ragu Pasta Sauce TARGET COUPON
Final Price = $1.09/ea; Like paying $0.59/ea with Gift Card


Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes – $0.89/ea
(-) $0.50/2 RoTel Diced Tomatoes 01/20/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/03/2013)
Final Price = $0.64/ea wyb 2

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (8 oz) – $1.52/ea
(-) $1/4 Uncle Ben’s Rice Products 01/13/2013 RP Insert (exp 03/10/2013)
Final Price = $1.27/ea wyb 4

Campbell’s Chunky Soup – $1.52/ea
(-) $0.50/3 Campbell’s Chunky Soup or Chili
(-) $1/3 or $0.50/4 Campbell’s Chunky Soups or Chilis 01/13/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/15/2013)
(-) $1/3 or $0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky Soup or Chili
Final Price = as low as $1.19/ea

Wheat Thins or Chips Ahoy Cookies – $2.39/ea
(-) $0.75/2 or $1/3 Nabisco, cookie / cracker, 6.5 oz+ 01/27/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/10/2013) or
(-) $0.75/2 or $1/3 Nabisco, 3.7 – 25.2 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 02/18/2013)
Final Price = $2.02-2.06/ea

Kraft Cheese (7 or 8 oz Shredded or Blocks) – $2.50/ea
(-)$0.55/2 or $1/2 Kraft Cheese 01/20/2013 SS Insert (exp 02/20/2013)
Final Price = $2.00-$2.23/ea wyb 2

Alexia Frozen Items – $2.99/ea
(-) $1/1 Alexia Frozen Potato Item
+ PLUS + $1/2 Alexia Sides TARGET Coupon
Final Price = $1.49/ea wyb 2

DiGiorno Pizza – $4.50/ea
 **Get a FREE 2 Liter of Soda wyb 2 DiGiorno Pizzas**
 (-)B2G1 DiGiorno Pizzas, 26 – 33 oz, up to $6.01 01/27/2013 RP Insert (exp 02/09/2013)
Final Price = $9 for 3 Pizzas and a 2 Liter of Soda

**Make sure to stop over to the Target Coupon page to print coupons before heading out. Target coupon policy allows for you to use (1) Manufacturer Coupon & (1) Target Coupon per item**

Jan 27, 2013

Freebies! Freebies!

My favorite place for freebies is FreeFlys - check them out online at their website Freeflys or also on Facebook.  They always have AWESOME freebies posted on their site daily and they are delivered right to your mailbox!  Many times freebies come with additional coupons so it is a definite Win, Win situation who wouldn't want to take advantage of this great offer!

Jan 21, 2013

Saving Money At Restaurants

Lots of times it is nice to go out and have a dinner outside of the house.  Many times this comes with a hefty bill depending on the size of family that you have.  Some people have asked me how can you go out to a restuarant without spending your monthly house payment on your meal?!?!

There are ways of saving while enjoying a nice meal at a restaurant.  There are many restaurants that offer from time to time Kids Eat Free -- restaurants such as Bob Evans and Chili's offer this option.  This is great for a family to take advantage of.  There are also other restaurants such as Chipotle that has a Kids Club where you are able to get additional discounts on kids meals.

How about searching online through Restaurants.com to purchase a gift certificate online for a discount.  Even better yet try searching online through plasticjungle for a gift card at discounted pricing.

Last and of course my all time favorite.  Many restaurants have a Birthday Club that you are able to sign up for and they will send you coupons for your birthday.  There is no doubt that you will be totally spoiled for your birthday not to mention the whole week of your birthday!

Check out some of the great birthday links ~ and be sure to get added to their mailing lists!

Applebee's Birthday Club - Free Dessert
Arby's Birthday Club - Free Birthday Surprise
Auntie Anne's Birthday Club - Free Pretzel
Baskin Robbins Birthday Club - Free Ice Cream Cone
Bob Evans Kids Birthday Club - Free Kid's Meal
Burger King Kids Birthday Club - Free Birthday Surprise
Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Club - BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Ice Cream Coupon
Dairy Queen - BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Blizzard Coupon

Be sure to check back as I will be adding more *Fun* Birthday Treats!!

Toy Clearance!

It's that time of year again!  Target now has all of their toys marked down to 70% off.  This is a wonderful time of year to stock up on birthday gifts, etc.  Why not make a list of everyone that you will be buying gifts for in 2013 and start checking off your list with some great deals at Target!  Lots of different toys from very young to even the older kids.  I scored some great deals with the La De Da Dolls marked down to $3.89 also lots of Barbie and Lego clearance.  Great deals if you are able to pick them up!

Jan 15, 2013

Where Can I Find Coupons?

Alot of times the question that I get asked over and over is where to find coupons if I don't get the newspaper? 
Believe it or not the newspaper is always the last source that I use. 
In today's couponing world there are more coupons online at various sites such as Red Plum, Smartsource, and P&G (you can find links to all of these on my home page).  You can also find coupons by searching company websites.  My favorite way of finding coupons to use is to write manufacturers.  Very simple and takes a small amount of time.  So where do you start?  First I would compile a list of items that I use on a regular basis and/or would like to use.  Then from then I begin emailing the various companies.  Depending on the company your email could vary.  For instance I would send one email for commenting a company and something different if I had never used the product and would like to start using the product.  Then there are some times where I may have a complaint for a company and I would email them about that as well.  Alot of the time I try not to specifically ask for coupons.  Not all manufacturers are willing to send coupons so you may send a dozen emails and only get a handful of results back.  If a company turns you down in the email or does not give a positive response I always wait a couple months and may email back.  Companies allow for their employees to read and respond to the emails.  Many also have the employees respond to your email and will allow for them to be the ones who would send out coupons if they choose to do so.  Some companies only have certain times during the year that they send out their coupons.
Give it a try - look through your house and find the products that you use on a regular basis and take some time to send some emails.  Companies really like the feedback from their customers so it is always a positive situation for both sides involved!

Jan 14, 2013

Snapware for the New Year!

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to pack more weekly lunches in 2013!!
Wal-Mart has a great deal on Snapware products.  Currently various small styles of Snapware are marked down to $1.97 ea.  These are perfect for packing fruits and veggies in daily lunches.  These containers also work great for craft supplies and so much more. 
Pair this deal with the $2/1 coupon from the 1/6 Smartsource coupon insert to make these a $0.03 moneymaker at Wal-Mart!!

Redbox! Redbox!

Looking for something fun for the family?!?!  Check out Redbox for a FREE Game Rental!

Text GAMEKIDS to 727272 to get a free one day video game rental code from Redbox.

Jan 13, 2013

2013 - 52 Week Challenge

The beginning of the New Year I always try to set a new goal of something to follow through with.

One day on my Pinterest adventures I came across this challenge - to save throughout the year.

The 52 Week Challenge

What is the 52 Week Challenge? 

~The idea of the challenge is for you save $1 for every week up to $52 the last week.  If you were to save for the entire challenge you will have $1,378!!

~Pretty simple and a great idea for anyone trying to start saving ~ what better way to start 2013!

Office Supplies for the New Year!

So it's the beginning of a New Year!  Working on getting your taxes ready?  Why not stop over to Staples to take advantage of the great deals that they have going on this week?  Here is the weekly line up of AWESOME buys that Staples has to offer Sunday, January 13th, 2013 - Saturday, January 19th, 2013.  You will definately see me there cashing in on some of these great deals!

Head over and check out the Weekly Ad

Avery Heavy Duty Binders $8.49-$32.99
Earn $8.49-$32.99 in Staples Rewards (limit 4)
Final Price: FREE
**Money Maker Deal - Turn in your old worn out binder for $2 off the purchase of a new binder**

Staples Economy Storage Boxes 10 ct. $15.49
Earn $15.49 in Staples Rewards (limit 2)
Final Price: FREE

Staples Letter/Legal Size Storage Totes $13.99
Earn $13.99 in Staples Rewards (limit 2)
Final Price: FREE

Staples Photo Plus 4×6″ Glossy Paper 60 ct. $9.99
Submit for $8.99 Easy Rebate (limit 4)
Final Price: $1

Other Deals:
  • Staples #10 Quickstrip Closure Envelopes 20 ct. $1 (limit 2)
  • Staples 3.5×5.25″ Writing Pads 3 pk. $1 (limit 2)
  • Staples Filler Paper 120 sheets $1 (limit 2)
  • Staples Composition Books $1 (limit 2)
  • Staples Invisible Tape 4 pk. $2 (limit 2)

Jan 1, 2013

As the journey begins....

And so once again the journey begins.  I have thought long and hard about the blogging world for months and months on end.  I have started, stopped, restarted, and stopped all a multitude of times.  Is this something that I really want to do, I ask myself day in and day out.  YES, the final answer is YES!

Starting today I vow to bring you wonderful frugal tips, tricks, and ideas all that hopefully will flow greatly within your daily lifestyles as well as they flow in mine. 

Had it not been for the frugal side of me that I started to encounter almost 5 years ago I would not be where I am at today.  A little kick and a little nudge here and there really allowed for my whole lifestyle to change and become what it is today!