Entertainment “Big Coupon Book” – GiveAway

From ‘Deal’ectible Mommies:

The Entertainment “Big Coupon Book” is filled with B1G1 Free and 50% off coupons to all of our favorite restaurants and when your a family on a budget, this coupon book becomes a yearly essential to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars!  Each Entertainment Book is specific to your local area and includes discounts to all of your favorite local eateries and retailers.  A new perk of the Entertainment Book is that you can now visit http://www.entertainment.com/ and continually receive new offers to online retailers and printable coupons that are not included in the book!

The Entertainment Book is filled with so much more than just discounts at your favorite restaurants.  You’ll find discounts for shopping at your favorite mass retailers like Target, Sears and Kmart.  Grocery discounts like multiple coupons good for $5 off $50 at Safeway Stores, discount movie coupons, sports events, local, online and mass retailers and hotel and travel savings!  This book gathers all the best discounts and combines them in one “Big Coupon Book”!

Please, stop by the site and check out this great giveaway. I must say that LOVE this book… Andrew and I have one but we already used all of our fave coupons… so I need another one…

Published in: on December 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

2010 Budget

This year my new year’s resolution is going to be a $600 budget challenge similar to Laurie’s challenge on her blog.

I’m not sure if I will be able to score as many amazing deals, but here is how I’m going to work mine.

I will start with $600 on an Excel spreadsheet. The following items will be deducted from my budget.

1. Groceries
2. Personal Care items (shampoo, soap, razors, toothpaste etc.)
3. Cleaning products and other household items
4. Entertainment – including dining out, liquor etc.
5. Frivolous purchases – including amazing deals I find posted on my usual blogs (aka Hip2Save)

Things that won’t come out of my budget:
1. Rent payment
2. Utilities
3. Insurance
4. Gas & Car Maintainence  – I will keep track of my spending though, since I enter everything into my Iphone already.
5. Clothing – I think I am going to use clothing as an incentive for working out/ any weight loss, so I will make sure I get good deals on everything, and keep track of my spending, but I will not be setting a clear limit.
6. Gifts – I am going to try and be as thrify as possible. Gift baskets from deals will probably be the majority of my gifts & I will not buy something over $10 without a specific person in mind.

The plan is to use giftcards and RRs as much as I can. Any money out of pocket gets deducted from the $600. Any rebates get added to it, as well as any proceeds from selling stockpile items (either from ebay or a yardsale?? Possibly?)

My goals are to spend as little as possible, help Andrew get out of debt and pay down my student loans. I would like to have an additional $5,000 in my money market account by this time next year.

Any thoughts? Suggestions? Comments? Is anyone else doing anything similar for the new year?

Published in: on December 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm  Comments (1)  

Target – Free Batteries & Boggle Game

Boggle = $9.99 -$5 coupon = $4.99
7 Batteries @ dollar spot – 7 $1.00 off coupons = Free Batteries

Total= $4.99 + Tax …. Paid with gift cards from my Glade deals!


Published in: on December 20, 2009 at 12:46 am  Leave a Comment  
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Rite Aid – Olay on my lunch hour

2 bottles of Olay body wash = $5.99ea
2 bottles of Olay body lotion =$6.49ea
10 bags of candy = 1.99 ea
2 bars of chocolate = .50ea
Total = $45.86
Minus bogo lotion -$12.98
Minus -$1 off 2 candys
Minus -$1.99 B3G1 candy
Minus -$10 in 2 5/20 & 5/25
Total = $17.90

Submit for $10 in gift of savings rebate
Submit for $12.98 in Olay rebates
Submit for $5 wyb $20 hersheys rebate

Net ‘Profit’ = $10.08 – Tax 🙂

Published in: on December 20, 2009 at 12:36 am  Leave a Comment  
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Walgreens – 15% off = great deals

Let’s see…. As pictured above:
8 bottles of John Freida hair care@6.99ea=55.92
2 bottles of Maalox @3.99 = 7.98
1 bottle of Maalox @ 5.79
4 boxes of GasX strips@5.79 = 23.16
Total = $92 .85
-Minus 15% discount (f&f – 12/17&12/18)
Total =78.93
-Minus $3/bottle walgreens coupon =$24
-Minus $5/2 per bottle Manu coupon =$20
-Minus $2/product GasX or Maalox =$14
Total = $20.93
Tax (on$78) =

Published in: on December 20, 2009 at 12:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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CVS – Surveys for Extra ECB’s

Check out this CVS Survey Site…. apparently you take a few surveys and there have been some worth as much as $15!!…

We don’t have CVS in Utah… So I can’t do it…

You’ll need your member number…

Good Luck!

Published in: on December 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Coupon Giveaway!

Stop By and check out this giveaway!!

From Texas Couponers Anonymous:

I have approximately $102 worth of coupons ready for 1 lucky winner. Included in this giveaway is:

Five – $10 off any 1 Olay Professional Pro-X Products (exp. 2/28/10) from VocalPoint
Six – $2 off any 1 Revitalift Product (exp. 3/13/10)
Four – $5 off any 1 Swiffer Sweeper Vac Starter Kit (exp. 3/31/10)
Four – Buy a Swiffer Starter Kit, Get a Refill (exp. 3/31/10)

These coupons are definitely worth a great savings at the store and you don’t want to miss out on this!

I entered and so should you!!

Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

FREE Rayovac Batteries @ Target

$1 Rayovac coupon – Just enter code: 74016761 and print. These are PDF so you can print them as many times as you wish. They don’t expire until 3/10.

At the dollar spots in many Targets there are 4 packs or Rayovacs which equals FREE batteries.

UPDATE: I Did this 12.16.09 and it worked perfectly! I bought 7 packs so far! Great!

Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 6:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Boscia Deal!

Thru December 21st, Boscia is offering up FREE standard shipping on any order! Just enter code holidayshipping in the promotion code box! Make sure to enter the code in the box below your credit card info, hit ‘apply’ and make sure that your total adjusts!

Also, ever order includes 3 FREE samples of your choice! Just scroll to the bottom of the billing page (with cc info) and choose from a box with ~8 samples.

I went ahead and purchased 100 sheets of the Peppermint Blotting Linens! These are priced at just $2 ($10 value)! My final cost ended up being $2 total for the blotting linens and 3 FREE samples shipped!

Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 4:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Nivea Body Wash @ CVS – Money Maker

CVS has a sweet upcoming moneymaker on Nivea Body Wash! Starting next week, 12/20, when you purchase Nivea Body Wash for $5.99, you’ll get a $5 Extra Care Buck (limit 1). Here’s how to turn this into a moneymaker!

Deal Scenario:
Nivea Body Wash $5.99
Use the $2/1 coupon from here
Pay $3.99
Get back a $5Ecb
Final cost FREE + a $1.01 moneymaker!

I would highly suggest printing this Nivea coupon now. It may not be available for long. These type of coupons tend to reach there print limit quite quickly! It should be easy to find if you ‘sort’ the coupons by clicking on ‘personal care’.

Good Luck!


P.S. On an unrelated side-note there is a coupon for $5 off $20 at CVS good through 12/19 (expires before the nivea sale)

Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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