Thursday, December 16, 2010

Walgreens Deals - 12/16/10

Today, I went to 2 different Walgreens to do my deals. Here is what I came up with...

Walgreens #1

1 Transaction...

(1) Bayer Contour USB Blood Glucose Meter = $9.99
(1) Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro Clean = $4.99
(1) Candy Cane Pen = $0.39
Subtotal = $15.76

- (1) $20 off Bayer Contour USB Meter MQ (adjusted to $9.99)
- (1) $1 Any Spinbrush Product MQ
- $3 RR
Total = $1.38 + tax

Snagged $84.87 worth of products for $1.38 after sale and coupons!! Woohoo!!

Walgreens #2

1 Transaction...

(1) HerbaShine with Bamboo Extract = $7.99 (reg. price)
(1) Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro Clean Power Toothbrush = $4.99
(2) Peanut M&Ms = $1.69 (Not pictured...eaten way too fast by resident teenagers. LOL)
Subtotal = $14.67

- (1) FREE Garnier HerbaShine Facebook Q (rec'd in the mail a few days ago)
- (1) $1 Any Arm & Hammer Product MQ
- $5 RR
Total = $0.68 + tax

A total of $19.17 worth of products for $0.68!

Great day for Happy Shopping!!

Walgreens Deals - 12/15/10

I was able to get $20.89 worth of products for FREE after sales and coupons.

Only 1 Transaction...

2 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro Clean Power Toothbrushes (Mgr. subbed a Pro Whitening because they were Out Of Stock (OOS)) @ $4.99 each = $9.98
2 Tuff Brand Paper Towel Rolls @ $1= $2 (Sorry, not pictured)
Subtotal = $11.98

- (2) $3 off Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro Clean MQ
- (2) $3 off Spinbrush Pro Clean Wags Q (found in the monthly booklet)
Total = $0.00

Note: Please, keep that in mind, that not ALL Walgreens allow overage. This particular one, almost always  allows it.

Monday, December 13, 2010 - FREE Red Envelope Santa Teddy Bear is a deal of the day site that has daily deals aimed specifically for your city or area. Some of these deals are available on-line and nationally. There are Groupon credit codes available on many freebie websites. I collected all of my credits through I purchased the $30 for $15 Red Envelope Groupon with my credits about a week ago and ordered this adorable Santa Teddy Bear for FREE!!

You can check out Groupon by clicking on the link to your left. This is a great way to get great deals on local restaurants and entertainment. Remember to read the fine print on your Groupon before purchasing. Some, like Red Envelope, include shipping & handling. They have a great customer service and are willing to answer any questions you have.

Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!!

Gilt Group Order - Last One!!

This is my last $20 credit Gilt group order! I received these black ceramic pet food bowls today. Pictured above on the left is the dog one that I got for my new puppy and next to it, is the cat one for my very spoiled cat. These are very nice looking and high quality. They are made of heavy creamic and dishwasher safe. Thanks Gilt Group!!

FREE pack of colored paper from Boise FIREWORX papers

I received a paper pack from BoiseFIREWORX papers that includes 2 different colors, Turbulent Turquiose & Cat Tail Copper. This is a great freebie that will come in handy with school projects or scrap booking. I don't remember where or when I signed up for this but, head on over to and see what freebies are available today. I love getting freebies!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

JCPenney - $205 Worth of stuff for $1.73!!

JCPenney's had a $10 off $10 code last week that was available online and multi-use. I hit their clearance section and was able to score alot of free stuff and some that were only pennies. Plus, they had free shipping when using their site to store option. They called me yesterday for pick up and I went today. This was an awesome deal that helped me score some great Christmas gifts. JCPenney's gets a big thumbs up from me!

Walgreens Candy Deal - 12/09/10

In this past Sunday's newspaper, there was a $2 off Q on certain Mars products and one of their products was the single Nutcracker Snickers. Walgreens has them on sale 3 for $1. I used 2 of these Q's and got 12 of them for FREE!! These are great stocking stuffers!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wal-Mart Game Deals

In this Sunday's newspaper (12/05) some regions received coupons for $5 off certain Hasbro games. Two of those games were Hungry Hippos and Pictureka. There were no specifications as to which exact game must be purchased so, I was able to get these fairly cheap. Here is my Wal-Mart transaction...

Hungry Hippo Travel Game  $5.24
Hungry Hippo Travel Game  $5.24

Pictureka Card Game  $5.00
Pictureka Card Game  $5.00
Subtotal = $20.48

-(2) $5 off Hungry Hippo Game
-(2) $5 off Pictureka Game
Total = $0.48 + tax

Check your local Sunday paper and you should be able to score these as well, all week long.

Happy Shopping!!

Toys R' Us Battleship Deal

Yesterday, there was an awesome deal for the U-Build Battleship Game. Toys R' Us had this game on sale for $7.99 ending on Sunday, Dec. 5. There was a $5 off MQ in the 12/05 Sunday Insert, combined for this day only, would make the game $2.99!! There is also a $3 Mail-in Rebate making this game totally FREE!! I was able to run to my nearest Toys R' Us and score 2 of these. Each game is valued at $19.99 As a mother of 5, deals on toys like this are my favorite.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gilt Groupe Orders...

About a month ago, there was a $20 Gilt Groupe credit posted on and here are some of the stuff I scored using this credit. Check out What I Got page and see what others got. This made for a great way to get Christmas presents for either FREE or very little cost.

Pictured above is a Men's Oakley T-Shirt; Below is a "Where's Waldo?" Book

I also order a sweater for each one of my dogs and a matching collar for my little Chihuahua.

2 Stuffed Toys from the book "Where The Wild Things Are". These are 15" high and very high quality!

And a Men's Polo Shirt from Johnnie Q

Hallmark Freaky Pet Promotion

On Friday December 3rd, Hallmark had a special promotion, be one of the first five people to say the magic phrase, "Are you a friend of Kromdar the Magnificent?" and receive a FREE Freaky Pet---a $14.50 value!! I was one of the lucky ones. This will be a great stocking stuffer for one of the kiddos. I will definitely be on the lookout for their next Freaky Pet Promotion.

Dollar General Olay Deal...

Dollar General had Olay Body Wash on Sale for $2 this past week. This was a great way to use the Buy Olay Body Wash Get Olay Lotion for FREE (up to $7.99) MQ. These break down to a $1 a piece. Keep a lookout for those sales and score big!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hallmark $5 Coupon...Great Find!!!

There is a Hallmark $5 coupon floating around in the following magazines (that I have found out so far.) These are all December issues...

Martha Stewart Living
Family Circle
Woman's Day
MidWest Living
Real Simple

I receive ALOT of free magazine subscriptions that I have all found on the web via I was able to snag 6 of these q's and headed off to my local Hallmark for some awesome deals. These expire 12/24 and CAN be combined with other in-store offers AND used toward sales merchandise. Min. $5 purchase BEFORE taxes. I was able to use mine all at the same Hallmark. But, it does say 1 per customer so, just make sure you can use more than one. Sign up for their rewards program and earn points for free cards and such. Here is what I was able to score using mine...

Sale...Buy 1 roll of wrapping paper for $4.99 get 1 another for $0.99. Total is $5.99 for 2 rolls. I used my $5 Coupons & did 3 transactions. I was able to score 6 rolls of good quality wrapping paper for $0.49 a roll. What a deal!!

I also got...

Using 3 seperate transactions,
1. A "Peek Buster" Gift Bag, it has sounding sirens and police sound effects when opened, for $0.99.
2. A Cookie & Hot Chocolate Bundle for $0.95
3. The Snowman Band Book which is $3.95 with the purchase of 3 Hallmark Cards, so I used (3) $0.99 subtotal was $6.92 (-$5 coupon) = $1.92

I was able to score all this for $3.86!! That is less than the book itself!

So, check your magazines and head on out to your nearest Hallmark and shop savvy!

CVS Thanksgiving Day Sale!!

I went to the CVS Thanksgiving Day Sale at midnight on Thursday armed with $24.50 in ECBs. My goal was to purchase the above products as cheap as I could to get the ECBS so that I could get some free Snuggies. I spent $20.70 on the products above and received $33.82 in ECBs. My total ECB count was $58.32!! I turned around and used the ECBs to get all this for FREE....

6 Snuggies @ 8.88 each = $53.28
1 Stuffed HK = $5.99
Subtotal = $59.27

-$58.32 ECBs

TOTAL OOP = $0.95 (Almost Totally FREE!!)

The best $20 bucks I ever spent!!

Happy Shopping!!

Wags Thanksgiving Day Sale!!

One of my DD is so wanting this hot new toy from PaperJamz for Christmas and when I heard that Wags would have them for $14.99 on sale Thanksgiving Day, I began to come up with a thrifty deal. They are regularly $29.99. First, I found the closest 24hr Wags and checked to see what time their registers would roll over their sale prices...1am. I was there armed with (2) $5RR. I used a $0.39 candy cane pen as a filler and was able to score this toy for $5.38 + tax!!! Woohoo!! Santa scores!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends!! Many blessings to all. I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Let's not forget to give thanks to all our troops wherever they may be. May God Be With You and Keep You Safe. Wishing everyone a great day!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Helzberg Diamonds Free Earrings!!

This past week I received a Christmas card from Helzberg Diamonds and inside was a voucher for a FREE set of pearl earrings, no strings attached. So yesterday, while in the area, I went to my local mall and redeemed my voucher. These are beautiful earrings!! I was skeptical at first but, the staff was excellent and friendly. I walked away very happy and surprised. I will definitely go to Helzberg for all my jewlery needs.

So, you never know what may come in the mail. This is one good reason why I open everything that comes my way because you never know when some pearl earrings may show up.

Have a great weekend everyone and ...

Happy Shopping!!

Wal-Mart Jennie-O Turkey Sale!!!

Hurry!! and head on over to Wal-Mart!! They have their Jennie-O Turkeys on sale for $0.22/lb.!! What a deal!! I scored a 13.70 lb Turkey for $3.01!! That is a great price. I was surprised they had any left being that I went late in the week but, I was sure happy. Hopefully, you can score one, too!!

Happy Shopping!!


CVS Deals - 11/18/10

Here's a good deal on a power toothbrush. CVS has the Oral-B Vitality on sale for $23 dollars. Plus, receive $13 ECBs. I also had a $10 off MQ! So here's how I broke it down...

Oral-B Vitality Powered Toothbrush - $23 (on sale)
- $10 Oral-B Vitality MQ
-$5 ECB
Total OOP = $8.00

Receive $13 ECB

This was a great way to up my total of ECBs. I am saving as much as I can for my Black Friday shopping to score MORE free stuff.

This Week's Freebies...

This past week I received a FREE product Q for a Welch's essentials juice I found on and I received 2 (2) Free cans of Friskies Indoor Cat Food Cans from Recyclebank. I redeemed these at my local Wal-Mart. So, keep an eye out for the next freebie and soon you'll be getting free juice and cat food.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free stuff from!!!

I was able to snag this $72.00 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey for free!! This will make an excellent Christmas gift for my son. I was able to score this for free by collect Amazon gift codes through Swagbucks and taking surveys for Opinion Outpost. I have been using Swagbucks for a little under a year and have collected around $200 in Amazon codes since. I take surveys about every 2-3 days for the past 6 months and have collected about $250 worth of Amazon codes.

Swagbucks awards you points for searching with their toolbar and you can redeem points for prizes and giftcards. If you are interested in learning more and signing up, there is a link provided on your right hand side. Sign up and start collecting points. It's a great way to get free stuff!!

Opinion Outpost is an awesome survey site that gives you your rewards quick! There minimum to collect rewards is $5 and not only can you redeem for Amazon gift cards but you can have a check mailed to you. This is a good way to earn a little cash or earn free stuff. Create an account and fill out the surveys about your purchasing habits and they will match you with surveys that are catered to you. Their surveys are emailed to you and you may choose whether or not take them. Head on over to Opinion Outpost and get started on your way to earning great gifts and free stuff. There is a link on the right hand side to help you.

When shopping on Amazon, not only is it great to buy on sale, like this jersey was on sale for $21.39 but, I added enough to make it $25 and scored free shipping also!! is a great place to shop especially with Christmas being just around the corner.

Happy Shopping Eveybody!

HouseParty - Just Dance 2

I was selected to host a Just Dance 2 House Party!! I received my party pack last week. It came with 2 video games and $5 off coupons. I can't wait to have fun this weekend and dance out butts off!! LOL. HouseParty is a site that lets you tryout new products in exchange for your review. You apply to be a host of one of their parties, and if you get selected, you will receive everything to host your party!! It is a great way to try new products and the best thing is----it's FREE!! So, if you are interested, head on over to HouseParty via my link to the right and see which party you'd like to host. Check it out and have fun!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!!

" It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is a soldier, who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and whose coffin is drapped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag." ---Unknown

To All The Veterans and Active Duty Military, May God Bless You All and Come Home Safely!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Patriots 9x12 Print Free - A $29 Value

As many of you know, I am a diehard New Englands Patriots Fan and I absolutely love Tom Brady!! Well, for being their registered fan, I received a code for a free 9x12 print of any photo in their store. I did have to pay a small S&H fee, $4.98 but to me it was totally worth it. It definitely pays to be a registerd fan of your favorite team. Now, I have to find that perfect frame!

Rue La La Freebie

My Latest and Greatest Freebie - was a $20 Rue La La Gift Code that was posted about a month ago on the net. Sign up at and receive $20 credit. (No longer available.) As of now, it is only $10. I was able to purchase 2 shirts and a pair of earrings for a total of $1.98. These will be used as Christmas presents. On Sunday nights they have a clearance section that starts at 8pm. Be warned their shipping is $9.95 and their clearance stuff GOES FAST!!

Make sure you keep checking those freebie sites I have listed on my sidebar and be sure to snag the next greatest freebie out there!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Walgreens Deals - 11/07/10

I love FREE laundry detergent!! With a family of 6, I can never have too much.

Got $23.32 worth of products for $0.86 cents after sales and coupons.

Only 1 Transaction...
(3) Purex Laundry Detergent @ $1.99 each = $5.97 (This is the lowest price I have ever seen this at!!)
(2) Halls Refresh cough drops 2/$2 = $2
(1) Butterfinger Snackerz = $0.89 (used as a filler AND had a hungry little boy with me. LOL)
Subtotal = $8.86

- (1) Wags Q from their weekly insert for Purex (limit 3) makes them $1.99 each
- (1) $1/2 Halls Cough Drops MQ
- (2) $3.50 RR = $7RR
Total = $0.86

Remember, that Wags has a coupon to item ratio.

Happy shopping!!

CVS Deals - 11/07/10

Here are this week's deals...

Got $36.77 worth of products for FREE after sale and coupons!!

(1) Freestyle Freedom Lite Glucose Meter = $14.99
(1) Noxzema Cleansing Cream = $4.49
(1) Can of Fancy Feast Cat Food = $0.50
Subtotal = $19.98

- (1) $10 Freestyle Lite Glucose Meter MQ (from a Sunday insert)
- $10 ECB's (that were expiring soon)
Total $0.00

Received $5 ECBs for meter and $3 ECBs for Noxzema

Woohoo!! I love FREE and getting ECBs!!

Great Freebies From

Recyclebank offers great coupons that you can receive for redeeming their points. I got 2 FREE Scott Natural Paper Towels Q's by redeeming my points when my trash service was connected to their recycling program. Check with Recyclebank to see if they offer a recycling program in your area. Be sure to check them out at I also got a FREE Dasani 20oz. water from the MyCokeRewards program at You collect points from various Coke products and redeem them for drinks, magazines and merchandise.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!! to all my family and friends out there. May all you gouls and gobblins have a good time and stay safe!!!

Much love,

West Fest 2010 - Montgomery, TX

On Friday night, we went to the annual West Fest that is put on by the Lonestar Cowboy Church of Montgomery, TX. This annual festival is completely FREE! Free food, music, activities for kids, like rock climbing and jump houses, and a free local rodeo. We had a great time!!

Great Food!!! Wouldn't be Texas BBQ without sausage on a stick!!

How about some S'mores from our local Boy Scout Troop? Yummy!!!

Rock Climbing...some friendly sibling competition.

Visiting the Discount Tires Race Car.

Our local fire department and their new truck!

All in all, we had a very good time! We had hay rides, played games, visited various community booths, ate excellent BBQ, saw demonstrations from our local fire, police, SWAT and US Coast Guard; plus, the kids were able to participate in their "trunk or treat"!!  And the best part was... the rodeo, where there was calf roping and even, mounted shooting competitions. We will definitely return next year!!