Monday, July 19, 2010

Free Lunchbag + a Bit of a Moneymaker!


Last week, I picked up an Embark lunch bag at Target for my son to take to art camp.  In the bag was a coupon booklet and a card for a free six-month subscription to Parents magazine.  The awesome part is that you can get a refund if you don't want the free subscription!  The even more awesome part is that the refund is more than the price of the lunch bag!

The smallest lunch bag sells for $3.99, and the refund is for $4.96.  Only one refund per household.  You'll have to send in the included card and your receipt.

In case you wonder, here's a pic of the card you'll send in for the refund:


UPDATE:  Couponing to Disney also posted about this today.  She has a list of the coupons found in the booklet.

Vera Bradley All in One Wristlet -- Select Colors only $16!

Through July 20, you can get the All in One Wristlet in select colors for only $16.   Shipping is $8 or free for over $75.  Hurry before your favorite color sells out! 

Speaking of favorite colors, Cupcakes Pink (pictured above) is my favorite!  The colors just make me happy!  Cupcakes Pink is currently on 25% off, and I am fighting myself not to buy more pieces!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

20% off Deluxe Backpacks at L.L. Bean



 L.L.Bean's Deluxe Backpacks (in solids and prints) are currently 20% off, making them $31.96.  The Deluxe Backpacks are made of nylon and are designed for ages 10 and up.  They can be monogrammed for an additional $6.  Shipping for the backpack only is $6.95, but it can be shipped to the store for free.  Earn 2% back by shopping through Ebates.  If you're a new to ebates, you'll get a $5 bonus.


I bought my son a backpack from L.L. Bean two years ago after his backpack for Kindergarten tore up within the first half of the school year.  Even though I knew I could get backpacks cheaply thanks to my shopping "skills", I decided I'd rather spend the money on a quality backpack that would last for years. Research lead me to L.L. Bean's backpacks, and now we are starting the third school year with the same backpack!  That factors out to only $10 each year that he's used it, which is less than what I would have spent since I'd have to replace a cheaper backpack halfway through the year!



Disclosure:  I am sharing this sale and my experience with the product because I thought you'd be interested.  No one asked me or gave anything in return.  Just so you know.... ;-P

This Week's Office Depot Freebies - UPDATE - $10/$10 Coupon Included



Office Depot School Deals:

Expo® Fine Point Dry-Erase Markers (4 pack) - $5.29 - FREE after rebates (limit 1)
Purell® Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump - $4.99 - FREE after rebate (limit 5)
PaperPro® Nano® Mini Stapler - $3.00 - FREE after rebate (limit 3)
Office Depot® Brand Filing/Stacking Crates - $6.00 - FREE after rebate (limit 3)

Purchasing the maximum of all products will cost $57.24, plus tax.  Rebates are given via Visa PrePaid Card.

You can also get 2-pocket portfolios for $0.05 each (limit 5) and notebook filler paper (150 pack) for $0.25 (limit 5).

UPDATE:  Use this coupon to maximize your savings!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Attention, Teachers!! Awesome Deals at Office Depot!



If you need to buy office and/or school supplies, you must check out the deals at Office Depot!   Using the coupon that I found at Deal Seeking Mom, I am making money while buying school supplies!

I'll update with my transaction later.  I just wanted to post this as soon as possible so my fellow teachers could take advantage of it before everything is gone.  (The markers were already gone at my closest OD!)

Teachers, make sure that you sign up for their Star Teacher Program if you haven't already!

           

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our Family of 4 Night of Supper, Movie, & Snacks for Less than $15!



My hubby and I took the kiddos to see Toy Story 3 last week.  We'd been looking forward to seeing the movie for a looong time, and I'd spent that time figuring out the best way to use the promos for free tickets, etc.   In the end, we ended up spending less than $15 the entire night.  Here's how:

We had two free tickets thanks to the Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Blu-ray and DVD promo. (I only paid $14 total for the movies using coupons and sales, btw.)  We also had two more free tickets thanks to Jack FM, a local radio station. 


Since we had the free tickets, we went to a night showing, instead of our usual time of before 6 p.m. on a weekend. We didn't have much time between hubby's work and the start of the movie, so we headed to Backyard Burgers for supper.  We planned to each use a coupon from the 2010 Entertainment book for 1 free kid's meal wyb 1 adult combo.  We didn't have to use them, though, because it was kid's night at BB and kids ate free!

Thanks to the Kellogg's promo, I had $10 in concession cash.  I had to buy 5 boxes of cereal (one code came from my mom), but I used coupons and sales to keep down the cost of the cereal, and the cereal is  something that we use.  One of the boxes is part of the recall, so I'll get a refund for that.

When I tried to redeem the concession cash, the cashiers could not get them to work even though they had typed instructions from a boss.  The manager on duty tried to call the 800 number, but it was after hours.  Finally, he told the cashier to give me whatever I was ordering and he'd figure out the concession cash later.  My total actually came to about $12, but they didn't charge me the extra $2. 

 So, all four of us ate at Backyard Burgers, watched a movie at the theater, and had snacks at the movie all for the cost of two combos from Backyard Burgers!

 (BTW, I bawled like a baby during the last 20 minutes of the movie!  The ending was absolutely perfect!)

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