Sunday, August 31, 2008

Walmart Online Panel of Consultants

Walmart has started its own online panel of consultants. Participants will spend about 5-15 minutes a week giving opinions about Walmart in an online community, and they will receive Walmart giftcards as rewards. To join, fill out the application to see if you'll qualifiy. I did and will be contacted within a week if I'm selected. (Info from iMommies)

Tons of Free Samples

From Walmart:

Cottenelle Wipes (new)

Gain with Baking Soda (new)

Tampax Pearl

Benefiber Sticks

Playtex Sport

At Start Sampling:

3 Issues of O, The Oprah Magazine (new)

2 Issues of Family Circle

3 years of Remedy Life

Seattle's Best Coffee

Individual Product Websites:

Seventh Generation Diaper, Size 3 (Thanks, Heather!)

Dove Cream Oil Intensive Body Lotion

Fiber One Cereal and Bar

Stride Gum (Click "Settle" and answer the questions.)

Pantene Expressions

Bounce Awakenings


Rebates:

Just for Men Touch of Gray (Another one from Heather)

Arm and Hammer Essentials


How do I remember which samples I request and when to expect them? I created a table in Word that lists the product, website, date requested, mailing time, and date received. I'd be glad to email you a blank doc in Word or Works if you would like it - just email me!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekly Deals, 8/31 - 9/6

Coupons in Paper - Only P & G insert (list of expected coupons)


CVS

ECB Deals

Covergirl Wetslicks - $5.99, get $5.99 ECB (1)

Buy $6 in Suave products, get $2 ECB (5)

Buy $15 in Neutrogena Skin, Sun, Haircare or Men's, get $5 ECB (5)

Buy Neutrogena Cosmetics, get $3 ECB Limit 2
-$3/2 All You (August)
- $1/1 IP

Buy $15 Jergens, John Freida, Curel, Biore get $5 ECB (5)

Buy Gillette Venus Vibrance, Breeze or Embrace $9.99 get $3 ECB (1)

Buy Colgate $2.99, get $2 ECB (2)
- $1.50/1 All You (June, July, and August)
- $1.50/1 and $1/1 IP

Buy KY Yours & Mine, get $5 ECB (5)
- $5/1 IP


Buy $25 Aveeno, get $10 ECB (3)
- $2/1 Aveeno facial product
- $2/1 Aveeno product


Walgreens

FAR Items for September (Starts 8/28)


Register Rewards

Buy Excedrin at $1.99, get $1
- $2/1 Excedrin Migrane IP **MONEYMAKER**

Buy Buy 2, Get $1; Buy 3, Get $3: Gillette 2-in-1 Body Wash ($3.99), Gillette Series or Satin Care Shave Gel ($1.99) and Gillette Disposable Razors ($5.99)
- $1/1 Body Wash (P & G August insert)
- $2/ 1 Gillette MACH3, Venus DisposablesSensor3, or Daisy (P & G September insert)
- .55/1 Gillette Series Shave Gel or Foam, or MACH3 Shave Gel (P & G Aug. & Sept. insert)

**Remember, if you are buying a product that generates an RR (such as the Excedrin), you will only get 1 RR if you buy more than 1 product at a time.


Rite Aid

Chart (6 items for less than $1)

Check out MySurvey.com!

I am so excited to announce that I'm an affiliate for MySurvey.com! I have been a member of the MySurvey Consumer Panel for a few months, and I have enjoyed my experience so much that I want to share it with you. As a member of the panel, I am able to give my opinion about products and services. I also have the opportunity to test new products. I have taken about 10-15 surveys in the past two months, and they only take 5-15 minutes of my time. For each survey I take, I'm awarded points, which I will be able to exchange for cash or items like giftcards or various products and for charity donations. I receive 10 points for surveys for which I don't qualify and 50 points for surveys for which I do qualify. Points can also be earned for downloading their messenger and for referring friends. On top of all that, they award money and points in sweeps and giveaways. Just last week, I won 10,000 points (an equivalent of $100) in a giveaway!!

Interested? Click on the box below or on the sidebar to sign up! I receive 150 points for every person I refer.


Walgreens - September FAR Items

Lots of good stuff for September!


- Excedrin Express Gels, 20 Pack

- Nivea for Men Body Wash, 16.9 oz.

- L’Oreal RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate, 1 oz.

- Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 4.2 oz.

- Chemistry Hair Care, 1.35 to 12 oz.

- LypSyl LypMoisturizer, 1 oz. Stick*

- Revlon Nail Color or Nail Care

- Walgreens Acid Controller Complete, 25 Chewable Tablets

Walgreens - $10/$40 + Double Dip

Today only - Use the $10/$40 coupon to finish buying you rebate items for August or to buy your new rebate items for September. Coupon works after all other coupons are used.

Today is also the last day to double dip on ES coupons for August and September. Download the September ES here and print the coupons you want. (Some of the stores don't put them out until the previous month's is completely over.)

A few notable double dips:

Dove Large Chocolate Bars: August - $1/2 and September - $1/2
Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator: August - $1.50/1 and September - $1/1

See the rest here.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kroger Milk - Half-Gallons are the Better Price

Kroger has their half-gallons 3/$5 (Skim, 1%, and 2%) and $1.88 (Vit. D), which makes it around a $1 cheaper to buy 2 half-gallons instead of 1 gallon.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Giveaway at Simple Mom

Simple Mom is celebrating her birthday by giving her readers a basket filled with awesome products worth over $200. What makes this giveaway even better is that all the products are from small companies, some of them family-owned or sahm-owned! Enter here. (ends Monday, Aug. 25)

New Tool - Google Search

Want to search the site for info on a particular subject? Use the Google Search bar on the side bar! I'm really excited to add this new feature!

Earn Free Magazines at Ad Perk

At Ad Perk, you earn credits toward free magazine subscriptions by watching ads. I'd read about the site on several blogs, but I didn't look at it until today because I thought it would take too much time. I was wrong! In about 20 minutes (which I also spent working on my posts here), I earned a free subscription to Field and Stream. The ads I watched ran from 30 seconds to less than 4 minutes. Shorter ads usually earn 1 credit, and longer usually earn 2.

Right now there are two magazines you earn, but you can see the list of the ones coming soon.

Walgreens $5/20 Expires TODAY

Walgreens $5 Coupon

Freebies and Coupons

Freebies:

Cascade and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sample


Neutragena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapfruit Scrub


Subscription to Family Fun, Wonder Time, or Cookie Magazine - Create a registry (baby, birthday, holiday, etc.) at One Step Ahead or Leaps and Bounds. Once you put your first item in, a page will come up that asks you choose which magazine you would like. I recommend Family Fun.


Try it for Free:

Arm & Hammer Essentials - Rebate for up to $3.50


Spray and Wash Max - form on bottles (Sign up for Home Solutions News for .75/1 coupon)


Coupons:

The Target Generator has coupons for Luvs diapers. Pair with the $5 manufacturer's coupons, and you'll get $6 off a pack or $8 off a box!


Sign up for WendyMail and get $1 coupon for Wendy's .

Heather reminded me of this list. It's all the 'bricks' coupons that you can find on the web.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

15% off at Children's Place


Use code J28IBEMVQ78 to get $15% off your total at thechildrensplace.com or print an in-store coupon. (Shipping is $5 flat rate.)
There are some really cute fall clothes on sale, and they still have some items left from the Monster Sale. I just bought this jumper in-store tonight, and it cost a little over $14 - that's more than $5 off the original price after sale and 15% off. I got these shoes in blue and this outfit. I also LOVE this one, but they didn't have the right size in the jumper.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lots of Good Stuff

Sorry to be MIA this week. My first week of school has been very busy! Between a new curriculum, my own kids in a new routine, and Phase 1 of the South Beach diet, I have been thoroughly exhausted!! Here's a bunch of cool samples, coupons, etc. for you!


Samples:

Start Sampling - I have ordered a few samples from here recently, but I decided to sign up for a membership today. (Email me and I'll be glad to send you a referral for membership!) You can get coupons, free issues or whole subscriptions to magazines, free products, etc. Here are the ones that I recommend:
- Coupons from Home Made Simple - Coupons for Febreeze, Mr. Clean, Swiffer, Cascade, etc. (Thanks, Laurie, for reminding me of this booklet!)

- Family Circle Magazine - Get two free issues.

- Town and Country - Get three free issues.

- Seattle's Best Coffee - Get a free sample.

See all offers here. (Thanks, Heather, for introducing me to the site!)

Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes (Another one from Freebies4mom)


Coupons:

$10/1 off Tidy Cat's Breeze Litter System from Coupons.com (on the widget!) - I highly recommend this product! You can learn more about it on Breeze website.

Free Kraft, Nabisco, and Oscar Mayer product coupons can be found in the newest All You magazine. Click here for more info.

$1/2 Earth's Best Sesame Stree Products

$2/1 South Beach Living Tide-Me-Over Drink Mix - I am loving this!

See a huge list of printables at AFC.

Promotions and Freebies:

Buy $10 worth of participating products, get a $5 giftcard to Barnes & Noble. Buy $20, get a $10 giftcard. Info. There's also a children's drawing contest for a $50 gc to Barnes & Noble. (BC also mentioned this.)

Get a free McDonald's Southern-style chicken and biscuit or chicken sandwich. Register for coupon. (Thanks, moneysavingmom.com)

(I'm currently working on the deals for this week, but I honestly don't see much to report. Sad!)

All You Magazine - You must get this!!

The newest All You magazine has some GREAT coupons. The best ones are 5 separate coupons for FREE products:
- Buy any 3 Kraft, Nabisco, or Oscar Mayer products (excluding single serve), and get a FREE
- Wheat Thin Crackers
- 16 oz Kraft Dressing
- Oscar Mayer hot dogs
- Crystal Light
- 12 oz Kraft Singles

Buy 3 packs of Kool-Aid (usually around $.10 each) for your free products! At Kroger, I spent $0.60 for 6 packs of Kool-Aid, package of Kraft Singles, and a bottle of dressing! I'll be using the others later in the month.

All You is only available at Walmart for $1.77 an issue or by subscription. Buying your subscription from allyou.com will also cost you $1.77 an issue. I recommend buying a 2-year subscription from CARA's magazine fundraising site. At $20, you'll end up getting each issue for $0.88, and you'll be helping to keep our no-kill animal shelter open! (Btw, I often buy more than one issue of All You because I more than make up the price by the great deals the coupons give me!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Walgreens: Great Deal on Aquafresh Kid's Toothpaste

Aquafresh Kid's Toothpaste is B1G1 Free with 7-day q from ad. Use two $ .75/1 coupons at aquafresh.com and get 2 toothpastes for $0.69!

To print the coupons:

1) Go to aquafresh.com.
2) Click on "Savings and Special Offers" in the menu at the top.
3) Click the red "Get it now" button in the "$ Save Now" box.
4) You'll see the .75/1 coupon on the bottom row. Click, fill out the registration, and print. Hit the back button to print twice!

*I really hope some of you take advantage of this deal! My computer messed up right as I was printing. The site registered me as having printed, even though I didn't, so it will not allow me to print more. I really wanted those coupons!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hurry! Great Coupon Opportunity!

P&G is offering $74 in coupons to those who complete an online survey. The survey is fairly quick and painless. Here's the link.

(Thanks to Freebies4mom!)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Shoes.com Saturday Sale

BC reports that you can find up to 75% on kids' shoes today at shoes.com.

I have bought from shoes.com, and I was very pleased.

Sales Starting 8/10

**Coupons in Sunday Paper - 3 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum**

Walgreens*

B1G1 Free
Covergirl Eye Cosemetics
Various school supplies
L’oreal Mascara, Eyeliner, or Shadow
Planters Nuts

Sale Prices
Walgreen’s Jumbo Diapers -Buy 1 @ $7.99, get 1 50% off. (2/$11.98)
- ES for $5/2
- $2/1 Pharmacy q
= 2/$2.98

Bliss Chocolate - 2/$6
- $2/2 ES q
- $1/1 q from coupons.com widget, All You magazine, blinkies
- Rebate - Buy $10 Hershey’s, get $5
*Try this- Buy 4/$12 - ES q - $1/1 x 4 = $4 - $5 Rebate = $1 profit!*


Bic Round Stick Grip pens, 8 pack - 2/$1
- $1/2 q from coupons.com widget ------------>

RR Deals

Buy $10, get $2 or Buy $20, get $5 of the following products:
Sharpie Retractable Markers - 2/$5
Sharpie Markers or Dry Erase Board - $7
Expo Dry Erase Markers, 8 pack or set - $4
Uniball 20.7 Gel Pen - $3

Buy $30 in Neutragena participating products (Cosmetics and Cleaners), get $10

Buy $15 in Nexus products, get $5

Buy 2 or more participating Band-aid and First-Aid products, get $3
- $1/1 Band-Aids Walgreens q from children’s activity book
- Neosporin IPs

Buy 2 All Laundry Detergents at 2/$8, get $2


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CVS*

ECB Deals

Buy $10 of selected candy, get $5 ECBs

Buy Skin Effects Skin Care, get $5 ECBs

Buy 2 of selected Oxy products, get $3 ECBs

Buy $30 in Roc Skin Care, get $10 ECBs

Buy $25 of selected baby care products (includes Huggies for 8.99), get $5 ECBs
- $1.50/1 Huggies man q from Huggies mailers

Buy Alavert at $5.99, get $3 ECBs
- $4/1 IP


*All sales are not listed.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kroger Chicken Deal

My Kroger has their Tyson frozen chicken breasts and tenderloins on sale for $4.99! (These bags are not affected by the recall issued today.)

We usually buy frozen chicken, so I'm really excited. I'm glad that I have a deep freeze because I plan to stock up!

Very Small Blog Round-up

Money Saving Mom has a list of current freebies.

Baby Cheapskate shares August Photo Printing and Photo Gift Ideas.



Coming up: CVS has a nice little baby deal starting Sunday that includes Huggies for $8.99. I'll post more about that tomorrow. If you're a Pampers person, CVS has them for $8.88 until Saturday.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tuesday's Tip - Act Quickly!! and a Bonus Tip!

If a deal seems REALLY awesome, act quickly or it could be gone! This is a tip that I should have given my friends when I emailed them about the borders.com deal. I've had numerous calls and emails over the past few days because people want to know what they are doing wrong. Unfortunately, it's not something that we can fix -- borders.com fixed it so that we can no longer get the deal.

So, in the future, I am going to remember to tell everyone to go NOW for any deals that are almost too good to be true!


Bonus Tip: Check out my Coupons.com widget to the right! You can scroll through the coupons and print the ones you want - all from my page! I do get paid when you use the widget, but I really do think it's an awesome, helpful thing to have on a site about couponing and saving money!

$2/$10 CVS Coupon & other Coupons for CVS Deals

Yippee!!

*COUPON NO LONGER AVAILABLE.* Look in the Richmond Parents Monthly online edition for a $2/$10 CVS coupon that does not expire until 9/30! It is is found on page 30. (iheartcvs.com)


Printables Coupons for CVS Deals:

8/3 Weekly

*Moneymaker* Colgate MaxFresh Burst/Total Advanced 4 oz. - $2.99, get $2 ECB (limit 2)
$1.50 coupon (Total Advanced)
$1.50 coupon (Total Advanced) after playing Instant Win Game (hit back button to print 2nd q)

Clean and Clear - Buy $15, get $5 ECBs
$3/2 coupon (Clean and Clear Soft)
$2/1 coupon (any)


August Monthly

*Moneymaker* Children's Advil - $5.79, get $5.79 ECBs
$1 coupon
Monistat Soothing Care Powder-Gel - get $3 ECBs
$2 coupon (Scroll through the widget on the right and click to print!)

More coupon match-ups at AFC

Sources: i heart cvs and AFC

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Awesome Kellogg's Deal at Walgreens - Starting 8/5

In the Kellog's insert from today's paper, there is a rebate for $10 if you buy 10 products on one receipt. This rebate works great with the Kellogg's RR deal at Walgreens, but it does not starts until TUESDAY, 8/5!!

These Kellogg's cereals are on sale 4/$10; buy $10 get $5 RR:

Speciall K
Smart Start
Fruit Loops
Corn Pops
Raisin Bran
Raisin Bran Crunch
Frosted Flakes


For the following Kellogg's snacks, buy $10 of any of the following snacks, get $5 RR:

4/$10 (or $2.50 each):
Nutri-Grain bars
Special K bars
Sandies
Keebler Club Crackers

5/$10 (or $2.00 each):
Poptarts
Cheezits
Rice Krispies Treats
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stripes Cookies


The Kellogg's insert has $1/2 coupons for a lot of the products listed above. Buy a total of 10 porducts with both $10 worth of cereal and $10 worth of snacks in the total, and you'll end up with $10 RR and you'll get $10 back from the Kellogg's rebate!


Here's my plan:

Rice Krispie Treats $2.00 x 4 = $8
Pop Tarts - $2.00 x 2 = $4
Raisin Bran Crunch - $2.50 x 2 = $5
Smart Start - $2.50 x 2 = $5

Total = $22
- $1/2 x 2 Rice Krispie Treats
- $1/2 Pop Tarts
- $1/2 Rasin Bran Crunch
- $1/2 Smart Start

Total after Coupons = $17
Gain $10 RR
Gain $10 Rebate

Total OOP = Nothing! I GAIN $3!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Name and Address!

Momma Duck's Deals is now "Savin' the Day." You can access the blog via its new web address: http://www.savintheday.com/. (Obviously, you can still get to the blog by using the old address, but I am really excited about the new address!)

I also have a new email address for you to use when contacting me. The address, which is to the right, is not clickable, so you will have to copy and paste it. Sorry for the inconvenience!

As I've said before, the blog is really plain right now because I'm in the process of redesign. If you're up late, you might catch me testing the new stuff out.


8/3 Coupons and Sales

Coupons (1 Red Plum, 1 Smart Source, 1 P & G, 1 Kellogg's)

Walgreens

**Free Film Developing - Wednesday only**

Kellog’s Deals
Buy $10 worth of cereal, get $5 back.

By $10 worth of select products, gets $5 back:
- Nutra Grain Bars, Special K Bars,Sandies Pecan Shortbread, Keebler Club Crackers - 4/$10

- 8pk Pop tarts,Cheese It Crackers,8pk Rice Krispies Treats,Keebler Fudge shoppe Fudge Stripe Cookies - 5/$10


School Supplies

2 pocket folder - $0.09
10 pack of #2 pencils - $0.09
6 pack papermate highlighters - $0.09
10 pack papermate pens - $0.09

Save up to $10 on select items (Coupon will take off .50 for each item):
*Price listed is after coupon*

- Posterboard (white 22x28) or erasers (2 pk pink or 15 pk cap) - .09 (limit 4)
- various writing instruments, box, binder or sharpener - .49 (limit 10)
- index cards - .19 (limit 2)
- legal pad - .29 (limit 2)
- filler paper - .39 (limit 2)

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CVS

August ECBS

Advil Infant Concentrated Drops - 5.79 ECB (limit 1) (Free after ECB)
Huggies Mega packs of wipes - $2 ECB (limit 4)
Buy $15 of Neutrogena Rainbath, ,Body Oil, or Speciality Bath, et $5 ECB
Buy Crest healthy radiance, get $5 ECB
Monistat Soothing Care powder-gel, - $3 ECB ($2 IP)


8/3 Weekly Ad

***free gift CRT on first August purchase***

Pampers - $8.88
Extreme Energy - $4.99, get $4.99 ECB
Clean and Clear - buy $15, get $5 back (on sale w/ $1 off)
Bounty Basic 8 pack - $5.49 (check for q in P & G August insert)

B1G1 Free
Kleenex
Revlon lip, mascara, eye shadow and eye liner
Cover Girl Clean, Tru Blend, Aqua Smooth

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Rite Aid

***booklet filled with tons of coupons*** (info - thanks to justmeagain @ HCW)

Free after Single Check Rebate

Renu Multiplus Solution - 9.99
Olay Skin Cleanser - 7.99
Revlon Nail Enamel - 2.99
Nature’s Cure Acne Treatment - 7.99
Soft White Longlife Light Bulbs - 2.00
Charles Worthington Results Hair Care - 4.99
Old Spice High Endurance or Noxema Triple Blade Disposable Razors - $3.99

Free after Rebate and Coupons

Gillette’s Men Shampoo - $4.49 - $3.49 SCR - $1 man q (P&G August insert)
Nice and Easy Hair Color - $7.99 - $3.99 SCR - $1.50 in-ad q - $2 (P&G August insert)

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Office Depot


wooden ruler - $0.01
pencil box - $0.01
pencil sharpener - $0.01
Scholastic crayons - $0.05
2 pocket paper folder - $0.05
2 pack 5” inches - $0.79

Samples, Coupons, and Sweepstakes from P&G;

Samples
Pantene Pro-V Expressions
Prilosec OTC


Coupons
$7 off Crest Whitestrips Daily Whitening + Tartar Protection
$0.50 - $1.50 off various Dawn products


Sweepstakes
Herbal Essences Scents and Sensibility - Enter daily through Sept. 30 to win a $500 luscious indulgence grand prize OR instantly win Herbal Essences products or gift cards for up to $25 to Sephora, Starbucks, Target, 1-800 Flowers, and Yankee Candle.

Cheer's Fight for the Bright - Win a year's supply of Cheer with BrightClean Bleach Alternative. Click "Year of Bright Sweepstakes" under game board to enter. Ends Sept. 19.

Dawn Transform your Hands Sweepstakes - Grand Prize Winner gets $3000 toward a ring or bracelet of her choice, six monthly winners get $1000 toward a piece of jewelry of their choice, and daily winners get a 22oz. bottle of Dawn Hand Renewal in Pomegranate. Ends January 4, 2009.

Prilosec Heartburn Escape Sweepstakes - Win 5 days and 4 nights at a spa of your choice. Ends Sept. 30.


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