Friday, October 31, 2008

Walgreens Black Friday Ad

Check it out here and here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Countdown to Black Friday!!

My absolute favorite day of the year will be here in one month!! Not Thanksgiving - even though I love turkey and dressing! My favorite day of the year is the day AFTER Thanksgiving, or Black Friday.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is traditionally the day that stores go from being in the red (losing money) to being in the black (making profit); however, Black Friday is probably best known as the day that crazy moms start standing in line at 3 a.m. so that they can later beat each other up in order to get the newest toy at the best price! I personally have only had great experiences on Black Friday, which is why I'm so excited to share my love of Black Friday with you this year!

If you're a bargain shopper, you will want to hit the Black Friday sales. Even though you will have to wait in lines, a lot of the deals are definitely worth it! To make the most of Black Friday, you have to plan your trip, and that's what I want to help you do this year. I will notify you as ads become available, and I'll let you know the best deals on the must-have items.

So, please, join me for the next month in my weekend series dedicated to Black Friday!

To wet your appetite: Read this great article at WalletPop to see the predictions for this year.

Swagbucks = Easy $5 Amazon gift certificates!

Do you remember this post about Swagbucks from a month ago? I'd just joined Swagbucks and encouraged you to do so too. I have been using the Swagbucks search engine several times almost every day for the past month, and tonight I reached 90 bucks. I cashed them in and got two $5 gift certificates to Amazon! I could have cashed in for 1 card at 45 bucks, but I enjoyed seeing the total climb higher! Honestly, Swagbucks is really a super easy way to earn prizes! Why don't you try it and see what you think? You can sign up by clicking the banner below!

Search & Win

Thank you to those who have signed up via my link because I earn a swagbuck every time you earn some!

Only a few days left - Get for 1/2 Price!

I first shared with you here. I am loving my membership! There is truly a list for everything! The holidays are just around the corner, and you'll love all the lists available for Thanksgiving and Christmas - meal planners, wish lists, budgets, card lists, and many more!

Now through Friday, October 31, purchase a quarterly membership for $4.95 and a yearly membership for $14.95. Hurry! You won't be sorry!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

November's All You Coupon List

On a Quest to be Debt Free lists all the coupons in the November All You issue here. Look for the issue in stores very soon. I did not see it in one of my Walmarts this weekend, but hopefully it will be there tomorrow.

Amazon Deals

Get any 2 movies from this list for $10 when you add them both to your shopping cart. I recommend That Thing You Do! - The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition) and Fever Pitch (Widescreen Edition).

Halloween DVDs are also on sale. I added some of my favorites and most popular to my store, and you can check out the full list here.

And just for fun, I added a few items from my wish list so to give you some insight into the types of things I like. Check them out here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Old Navy's Halloween Event

Old Navy's Freaky Fun Day - Oct. 25 and 26

  • First 100 people get a chance to win their purchase
  • Treats ("discounts or something sweet") given every hour
  • Limited Old Navy logo t-shirtss for $1
  • Halloween t-shirts for $1
  • Halloween costumes for $5

Saturday ONLY - Kids 13 and under who dress up for Old Navy's costume party at 11 a.m. will receive a free t-shirt!

Walmart's Yes, You Can! - Mississippi Locations

Freebies4Mom shared information about this weekend's All You "Yes, You Can" event at Walmart. There are 17 Mississippi stores taking part.

10/25 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.












10/26 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.







Thursday, October 23, 2008

Amazon Magazine Promotion - Recieve $5 or $10

UPDATE: This deal is expired! CLICK HERE for information on October 2009 promotions!

Through October 31, buy select magazine subscriptions at and receive $5 or $10 applied to your Amazon account by November 15. Some of the subscriptions - Redbook and Cosmo Girl, for instance - are just $8. After the$5 promotion, that's only $3 for a 12-month subscription! For a list of magazines included in the promotion, click here.

While we're talking about, I want to invite you to check out my Amazon store! I have handpicked some books to help you on your misson of savin' money, and I have also added some of my favorite magazines and some magazines included in the promotion mentioned above. I am still in the set-up process and will be adding items I find that are great prices. I will also have a section for my favorite books, magazines, and other items so that I can share some of my loves with you.

Amazon is my favorite place to buy books because of the great prices, free delivery on orders $25 and up, and the fast shipping. Once you check out my store, head over to to find more great items for less!

Free $5 Kohl's GiftCard!

Sign up for Kohl's Sale Alerts and get $5 to use toward your next in-store purchase.

Thanks to Bargain Mama! Visit her site to find out how to get free items at Bath and Body Works.

Awesome new coupons at!

Walgreens has released the $5/$20 on I think this is an awesome move on Walgreen's part, and I really hope CVS will follow their lead. Besides the $5/20, there are some great coupons right now:

$10 off Leap Frog Didj gaming system

$5 off any Leap Frog Didj game

$1/2 Lucky Leaf pie filling

$2/2 Mars candy bags (great for the Wags double dip!)

BOGO Glade Scented Oil Candle (Oct. Walgreens rebate - $2/1, limit 4)

$1.50/2 Glade Scented Oil Candle refills (Oct. Walgreen rebate - $1/1, limit 4)

Use the widget to the left to print the coupons. Don't forget to hit the back button and refresh to print each coupon twice!

Walgreens - $5/$20 and Double Dips

New $5/20 coupon! Remember that your total must be $20 after coupons.

November EasySaver Booklet starts on 10/24. The October ES ends on 10/25, so you have two days in which you can 'double dip' on the coupons. When you double dip, you use an ES coupon from both months. Since you can also use man coupons and rebates, you can get some pretty awesome deals!

Here's the best double-dips and the man. q's that go with them:

Oct. ES q - $1/2
Nov. ES rebate - $5/4
Man q - $1/2
(Cost: $1/4 after q's and rebate)

KY Yours & Mine
Oct. ES q - $5/1
Nov. ES q - $5/1
Printable - $$5/1
(Cost: $4.99 after q's)

Schick Quattro, 3 pack
Oct ES q - $2/1
Nov ES q - $3/1
Man q - $2/1
(Cost - $0.99 after q's)

Some stores do not put the new booklets out until the current is through, but you can print the coupons off and take them in the store. Here's November's ES booklet.

See this post for more info on savin' money at Walgreens.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Need Help with Organization?

These days I'm so busy that I would forget my head if it wasn't attached. Some days, I think I actually forget my head is attached (which would explain the times that I have slammed my head against the thermostat box in my classroom). Organization has never been my strong suit, so I've been excited to find two great online resources to help me.

The first is At, members have access 24/7 to over 350 printable lists and planning pages. Lists can be filled out as a .pdf and saved and/or printed, or blank lists can printed and then filled out later. There are some many awesome lists for every part of your life -- daily activities, holidays, special events, etc. Right now, you can join for half-price -- only $4.95 for 3 months or $14.95 for a year! Head over to and check it out! I guarantee that you will be itching to make lists after seeing all that's available!!!

The second resource is Cozi, a free online family organizer. With Cozi, you can keep track of all your family appointments, write a family journal, and create a photo collage screensaver. Cozi is even accessible from you mobile phone! I heard about Cozi from Christina at Northern Cheapskate. I have just started figuring it out, but I can tell it's going to be awesome!

Between and Cozi, I should be organized in no time!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Money-Making Monday - Global Opinion Panels

Synovate Global Opinion Panels is another research panel in which I'm involved. This panel is probably the easiest to do because they only send out surveys a few times a month. You earn points for each survey complete, and you can redeem the points for cash rewards. For every 5,000 points, you can earn $5. The amount of points you can earn per survey varies -- I've earned everywhere from 15 to 1250. You can also win rewards through Synovate's monthly sweepstakes.

Because this panel is not very demanding, it does take a while to earn enough points to cash out. If you're looking for quick cash, this panel isn't for you; however, if you're like me, you think every little bit counts. If you're interested in joining Synovate, fill out the form below and I'll email you an invite!

Kroger -- New P&G; ESaver Coupons

P&G released a bunch of ESaver coupons that are valid through December 31. Here's a list of some of them with coupon match-ups. The man. coupons are in green! ** Spreadsheet of match-ups for current ad is here.** **Win a $25 Kroger gc at Freebies4mom!**

(Read my post about Kroger to learn about using these coupons.)

Buy 1 Cover Girl mascara, get 1 free
- $1/1 Cover Girl Product (P&G insert 9/28)

Save $3.00 on On Any ONE Venus or Daisy 3 Disposables
- $2/1 Venus, Mach3, Sensor3, or CustomPlus3 (P&G insert 10/12)

Save $3.00 on On Any ONE Mach 3, Sensor 3 or CustomPlus 3 Disposables
- $3/1 Sensor3 OR $2/1 Venus, Mach-3, Sensor-3, or CustomPlus3 (P&G insert 10/12)

Save $1.00 on GILLETTE Shampoo
- $2/1 (P&G insert 9/28)

Save $2.00 On Any 2 HERBAL ESSENCE Shampoos, Conditioners or Stylers
- $3/2 (P&G insert 10/12)

Buy ONE OLAY Ribbons Body Wash, Get ONE Free

Buy 1 PANTENE Shampoo OR Conditioner 12.6oz or larger, Get ONE PANTENE Styler Free
- $1/1 (P&G insert 9/28)

Save $0.25 on BOUNTY
- $0.25 (P&G insert 9/28)

Save $0.50 on CASCADE dish detergent
- $0.50/1 (Home Made Simple mailer)

Save $0.25 on CHARMIN 4 pack or larger
- $0.25 (P&G insert 9/28)

Save $2.00 On Any ONE FEBREZE Candle
- $1/1 (Home Made Simple mailer)

Save $5.00 On any ONE FEBREZE Noticeables Starter Kit
- $5/1 (P&G insert 9/28)

Save $1.50 on On any ONE PAMPERS Diapers or Pants Jumbo pack or larger
- $1.50/1 (P&G insert 9/28 & 10/12)

Save $0.25 On Any ONE PAMPERS WIPES 40ct or larger
- $0.50/1 (P&G insert 9/28 & 10/12)

Save $0.50 On Any ONE ALWAYS LINERS 34ct or larger
- $0.50/1 (P&G insert 10/12)

Save $1.00 On Any ONE ALWAYS Infinity pads 14ct or larger
- $2/1 (P&G insert 10/12)

Save $1.00 On Any ONE CREST paste 4.2oz or larger
- $1/1 Whitening Expressions, etc. (P&G insert 10/12)

Save $5.00 On Any ONE PRILOSEC 14ct or larger
- $1/1 (P&G insert 9/28 & 10/12)

Save $0.25 On Any FOLGERS 7 oz or larger
- .25/1 (P&G insert 9/28)

Save $0.25 On Any ONE PRINGLES Medium Can, Minis or Sticks

***MATCH-UP for the Current AD***

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Today Only Coupons

Borders Coupons
(for Borders Rewards Members - sign up in-store or online)

50% off list price on 4 titles ((limit 2 copies of each book per customer)
Member of the Family by Cesar Millan
A Bold, Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly
Are you There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer

40% off list price of all single-disk CDs (limit 3)


$5 off $25 * Remember your total must be $25 after coupons!*
(Check out this week's shopping list for Walgreens.)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Free Magazines

American Cowboy - 1 year

Lego Magazine - 2 years

U.S. News and World Report - 6 months

American Cheerleader - 1 year

Plenty - 1 year

Golf Digest - 1 year

Check out my previous post for even more free magazines!

New Titles at Read it Forward and First Look

Do you remember my post about free books? In it, I told you about two programs, Read it Forward and First Look, that allow readers to receive advanced copies for free. If you haven't already, check out the books they are offering for October.

I have to say that the books on Read it Forward are not my cup of tea, but they might be yours! The Alchemy of Air sounds interesting, and The Walk-in has great reviews on Amazon so far.

First Look offers eight books, most in the general fiction category. I have my eye on Christopher Moore's Fool and Meg Cabot's Ransom my Heart.

Be sure to check out my original post about free books!

36-Hour Sale at!

Want a $25 Gift Certificate for $2?! Go to! Use code EIGHTY to receive discount.

Participating Restaurants in Mississippi cities:

  • MetroJackson - Elixir, Fenians, and Munches
  • Biloxi/Gulfport Area - 27 resaurants - Search here.
  • Hattiesburg - no restaurants

Memphis, TN, has over 100 participating restaurants. Search here.

(Be sure to read the restrictions before purchasing! Most restaurants require a minimum purchase that is greater than the gc total. It's still a good deal, but may not be what you want.)

New Free Samples

Dove Hair Care Therapy System

Always Infinity

Harper's Bazaar (1 issue)

Hurry! The Children's Place is now 50% off!

Quantities are very limited on most items, so get to The Children's Place quickly! Use HAA8 for 15% more off.

(Lots of 6/9 months stuff, btw!)

**Thanks to Baby Cheapskate for the heads up!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Win a $60 Design Credit at RS Designs!

Visit this post at Sisterly Savings to enter!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Money-making Mondays - My Survey

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As a member of, you have the opportunity to give feedback on various products and services, as well as the opportunity to test products.

You earn points by completing the surveys, and the points can be be cashed out for money, exchanged for gift cards or products, or donated as cash to select charities. Some of the surveys can be long, but usually the longer they are, the more points you receive.

In the past two months, I have tested two products that I buy often. I used the products for a certain number of days and then I had to complete a short survey about my experience. I really enjoyed being able to test products, and I am anxiously awaiting the next time! also has bonus rewards for its members. Every day, one member receives 10,000 points, which is equal to $100. (I won in August!) There is also a 50,000 point sweepstakes and a $10,000 sweepstakes.

To join, click here or on the logo at the top of this post.

Chlidren's Place Sale - 30% off

Get 30% off Children's Place outerwear. Other items are also 30%, but the stock is limited.
Try code R28PR6E5AKA8 for an additional 15% off or code NEXTJ78 for 10%.
Shipping is always a $5 flat rate.

Shopping List - 10/12


Last time, the RRs for the Dimetapp deal wouldn't print for me. Hopefully things are worked out now.

/ More Dimetapp
Bonnie Bell - See widget on side bar

Rite Aid (Earn $16.51!)

Many Rite Aids do not take IPs, so be prepared for your cashier to refuse your coupons.

Pediatric Sinus Rinse
Nexcare Cold Sore Treatment
Nasaflo Neti Pot
Children's Advil

Man. Rebate Forms:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Almost Free @ Wendy's and McDonald's

Buy a Treat Book for $1 at Wendy's or McDonald's and get free menu items! Visit Coupon Cravings for details.

Printable Coupons

Coupon Reminders:

1) If the coupons are bricks, you can print them twice by clicking the back and/or refresh button.

2) If you've already printed coupons from these sites, try printing again. Sometimes the coupons are reset, and you'll be able to get two more!

3) Some coupons have expiration dates that depend on when they are printed. For instance, they might expire two weeks or a month after the day they are printed.



Del Monte



Arm & Hammer

Scrubbing Bubbles (Great for Walgreen's this week!)



Wyeth (Advil, Centrum, Chapstick, etc.)

Various (Please print my widget to the right.)

P&G Everyday Solutions

Smart Source

Start Sampling

Huge List of Printables from AFC


Target Generator

Kroger - P & G Esaver and Shortcuts

Want More? Visit Freebies 4 Mom for her Thursdays' Feature: Coupons 4 Mom.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Old Navy Sale - up to 50% off!

Check out Old Navy's fall sale! You can find some really cute items for the entire family. Flat-rate shipping is $7, but you can get free shipping for a purchase of $75 or more by using the code 75FREE (offer ends 10/16).

Ebates members earn 3% back on their purchase from Not a member? Click here or on the ebates button on the left to join. You'll start out with $5 and a $10 giftcard to Target or other select stores!

While you're at, sign up for the Fall for Fashion Sweepstakes. You could win $5,000! (Enter daily.)

(This shirt is normally $16.50, but it's only $10 right now.)

I learned about the sale at Baby Cheapskate.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Money-Making Monday - Ebates!

If you read other money-saving/frugal blogs, chances are, you've come across mentions and/or ads for Ebates. Every time I encountered Ebates I thought about checking it out, but I never did. Until last week, that is.

With Ebates, you earn a percentage (up to 25%) of the money you spend shopping through Ebates at over 900 stores, inlcuding Disney, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and Target. You can also have access to coupons to use various stores. (I'm eyeing the 10% off coupon at, and I'll earn 10% back on my purchase!)

Through October 31, you'll receive a $10 bonus when you sign up and make a qualifiying purchase. I'll also receive $5 when you sign up via the link below or on the sidebar.

CVS Shopping List

CVS List

Printable Coupons Used in List:
Bic Soliel
Colgate Max Fresh

*Unless I have several $/$$ CVS coupons, I buy all my CVS items in one trip and roll my ECBs from week-to-week. This weekly shopping saves me a lot of time, and it helps me trim down my list because I see the total oop in one lump.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Free Magazines *NEW*

2 years of Shape

2 years of Ready Made

6 months of U.S. News and World Report

1 year of Scholastic Parent and Child

1 year of Prevention

1 year of Southern Accent

$5 off of $20 at Walgreens Fri and Sat only

Print your coupon here.

Visit Money Saving Mom for a list of deals this week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

In my Mailbox

The past few weeks, I've received

- my first of three issues of Town and County and from Start Sampling
- my first issue of my free subscription of Working Mother from Rewards Gold
- free sample of Simple Harvest bar
- Kroger magazine with coupons
- Geo Trax free DVD
- sample of Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub

Thank you!

I just wanted to say thank you for the kind words expressed and prayers said over the past week. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support!

New Coupons @!

Check out the widget for new coupons released today!

I'm really excited about the $0.55/1 Cheerios and the $0.75/2 Pillsbury holiday cookie dough!


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