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Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Steals and Deals - 4/30

My dog was at the vet all day for surgery, so to distract myself, I decided to go shopping. Here are the deals I snagged: 


6 3M Command metal hooks - $2.50 each
- Used 6 $2.50 coupons from here
Total: The hooks were FREE - I just paid $1.42 in tax 
PLUS I received $5 EB (Get $5 EB when you buy $15 select Scotch products.) 

Transaction #1:
Ecotrin 45 ct. - $2, get $2 RR
- Used $2.25 IP for any Ecotrin (adjusted down to$2)

Bayer quick release crystals - $2.49, get $2.250 RR

-Used $2 RR

Total: $.93, Received $4.50 RR

Transaction #2:
Nivea body wash - $4.99, get $5 RR
- Used $1 IP (no longer available)

2 packs of Hallmark tissue paper - $.39 each (with in-ad coupon)

- Used $4.50 RR from transaction #1

Total (with tax): $.80, Received $5 RR

Transaction #3:
Bayer quick release crystals - $2.49, get $2.50 RR

Scunci bobby pins - $2.99

- Used $5 RR from transaction #2

Total (with tax): $1.01, Received $2.50 

Olay soap, 2ct.  - $2.48
- Used $2 coupon from insert

2 Evercare lint rollers (travel size) - $.97 each
- Used 2 $1 coupons from or Redplum

Old Navy Weekly: The Hunt is ON!

It's Thursday, and you know what that means: Time to hunt down some Old Navy coupons! I have such a love/hate relationship with this site, but I'm determined to snag a $75 off $100 coupon. As you know, the site will update at some unknown time tonight. Don't forget to keep checking for your chance to snag a super high value coupon. 


FREE Command Hooks at CVS + $5 MONEYMAKER

This week CVS has a deal where you get $5 EB when you buy $15 of select Scotch 3M products. It gets even better: The hooks are on sale for $2.50, and there's a $2.50 coupon available! 

Buy 6 metal hooks - $2.50 each
- Use 6 $2.50 coupons from here (note: these coupons are in pdf form and from 3M). 
Total: Pay only tax (if applicable) and receive $5 EB! Add Image

I put 6 coupons into one word document so that I didn't have to print all of the extra stuff. If you want a copy of this, I'll be happy to email it you. Just contact me at and put "Command hooks" or something similar in the subject. 

(Thanks to Hip2Save and IheartCVS for this one!) 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FREE Taylor Swift MP3 Download

L.E.I. and Big Machine Records have partnered up to bring you a FREE download of Taylor Swift's "You're Not Sorry." Head on over here to request your FREE MP3. Only available while supplies last. 

FREE MP3 Download from

I got really excited when I saw that is offering a FREE download of Ryan Star's Last Train Home! This song is on the P.S. I Love You soundtrack, and I really like it. Just click here for your FREE download. 

Some Deals to Watch For:


Kotex pantyliners - $1 for smaller packs (14-20 ct.)
Total: FREE

Carefree pantyliners - $1 (rollback)
- Use $1 from various March issues of magazines
Total: FREE


Pup-Peroni dog treats - $2.54 each
- Use 2 $2 coupons from here (You have to register first.)
Total: $.08 for TWO!!! (I was able to find the 20% more bags at my store, which definitely sweetened the deal.)

Dove Go Fresh deodorant boxed with body mist - $2.99 (sale price)
- Use $1.25 Dove Go Fresh deodorant coupon from insert
Total: $.74

Dove Go Fresh body wash - $3.99
- Use $1.50 coupon from insert
Total: $1.49

Food City:

Welch's Aqua Juice - $1.50 (clearance - Are they phasing it out?)
- Use BOGO coupon from (no longer available)
Total: $1.50 for two ($.75 each)

Printable Coupon Roundup

$1.50 off Kashi waffles (These run around $2 at Target, so cheap waffles!) 

$1 off any Kotex product (IE) or Firefox (I used this coupon to score FREE panty liners at walmart.) 

$1 off 4 or more rolls of Scott Naturals bath tissue (I've seen these priced as low as $2.68 at walmart) 

Reminder: If there are coupons you want to print from, you may want to print them now. These tend to change around a lot on the first of the month. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Snag a FREE coffee mug

Snag the 11 oz. coffee mug shown above for FREE. These mugs are being given away courtesy of the Tom's Friend website to promote the upcoming independent film by the same title. Just fill out this short form to get yours today.

SwagBucks - Earn FREE prizes!!!

Search & Win

I love SwagBucks, and I couldn't resist posting about it again! 

Do you ever wish you could earn cool prizes just for searching the Web? Well, it turns out you can!!!!

 I want to tell you about a program called SwagBucks. I was first introduced to SwagBucks a little over a month ago, and I LOVE it! SwagBucks awards you with Swag Bucks (“the web’s premier digital dollar”) for doing different activities, and then you can redeem them for prizes in the Swag Store.

 There are several ways you can earn Swag Bucks. The easiest is just using the SwagBucks search engine. (Don’t’ worry, it’s a great search engine that’s powered by Google and Ask.) Other ways include redeeming Swag Codes (which are posted periodically on the SwagBucks blog, Twitter, or Facebook), referring friends, recycling old cell phones, shopping at specific places or participating in other promotions.

 You can use your Swag Bucks to purchase a wide variety of items – song downloads, gift cards, books, music, sports memorabilia, movie posters, concert tickets, and sooo much more. My favorite item in the Swag Store is the $5 Amazon gift card that can be purchased with 45 SwagBucks.

 To give you an idea of how quickly you can accumulate points: In the first six weeks I was a member, I earned 71 Swag Bucks just from using the SwagBucks search engine and redeeming an occasional Swag Code. I’ve purchased one $5 Amazon gift card, and I’ve got more than half needed for another!

 You’re basically getting paid (with Swag Bucks) for something you ALREADY do!

 If you’re interested in signing up, just click here or click the banner (on the right side of my page or at the top of this entry). Membership is 100% FREE. Once you register, SwagBucks will give you 3 Swag Bucks just for signing up.

 It really is as easy as it sounds!!! 

Staples Rewards Program

I recently discovered that Staples has a pretty awesome rewards program. It’s called Staples Rewards, and anyone can join. (There are other stores that stipulate you have to be an educator or business owner or something else, but that’s not the case with Staples.) With Staples Rewards, you can earn 10% back in rewards on all ink and toner, case and ream paper, and Copy & Print Center services. There's no limit to how many rewards you can earn, and members receive special savings and opportunities to earn extra rewards. 

My favorite perk: When you recycle ANY ink cartridge, you receive $3 in Staples Rewards, and you can recycle up to 10 a month. Earlier this month, I took in 10 empty ink cartridges (all accumulated while I was in grad school) and will be receiving a $30 Staples Rewards credit very soon. I'm so excited! 

Ink recycling rewards are issued every month, but all other rewards are issued quarterly. 

To join, just fill out this short form. For more information and to learn about other perks, head on over here. To find a Staples location near you, go here. 

FREE Gillette Fusion Razor to first 500

Reminder: If you haven't snagged one of these razors, there's some good news: This promotion doesn't end until May 16, so you still have 19 more chances to snag one. Just head on over here for your chance at a FREE razor. Contest opens every day at noon EST. You must be registered to enter. 

Good Luck!!!

FREE toy and dog tag from Mighty Dog

I’ve posted previously about Mighty Dog Nation, but I’ve learned some information that may sweeten the deal. When you fill out this form to join Mighty Dog Nation, enter promotion code CITIZEN522 to receive an additional FREE toy. The Mighty Dog Nation Citizenship Kit includes a Mighty Dog tag, founding documents, citizenship papers, and other top secret documents. 

(Thanks to Hip2Save for the promotion code.) 

FREE sample of Nature's Source to first 10,000

Right @ Home is giving away Nature's Source samples. The first 10,000 to respond here will receive a FREE sample of Nature's Source All-Purpose Cleaner. Offer good until May 7 or until supplies are gone. 

Monday, April 27, 2009

Redbox Code for 4/27 - FREE DVD Rental

This code is good for today, Monday, April 27 only. For your FREE rental, find the Redbox location nearest you. Select rent a DVD with promo code and enter 4CW33N. This code can be used once per credit/debit card. After the first day (which is FREE), you'll be charged $1 a night (still pretty cheap).

Other codes that are reported to still work (if you haven't used them already):
  • dvdatwag (good only at Walgreens locations)
  • breakroom
  • dvdonme
  • redbox

Walgreens: ESR Reminder

Don't forget to submit your Walgreens ESR for April - the deadline is quickly approaching. All snail mail submissions must be postmarked by Saturday, May 2, and I think all electronic submissions must be in by that day as well. April marks the very last month of the ESR program, so I hope you scored some cool stuff this month.

You can track the status of your rebate by going here and clicking on "rebate status."

Today only: Try KFC grilled chicken FREE

KFC has a new addition to their menu: Kentucky grilled chicken. You can try it FREE today, Monday, April 27. No coupon necessary. Go here for more information. 

FREE reusable shopping bag to first 10,000

Each week in April, Earthbound Farm Organic has been giving away reusable shopping totes to the first 10,000 people who take their Earth Day pledge. If you haven't snagged one of these yet, this is your last chance! Quantities are limited to one per household. 

FREE Gillette Fusion Razor to first 500

Have you snagged your FREE Gillette Fusion Razor from yet? Me either! There's some good news: This promotion doesn't end until May 16, so you still have 20 more chances to snag one. Just head on over here for your chance at a FREE razor. Contest opens every day at noon EST. You must be registered to enter. 

Mail Call - 4/27

These are the freebies that came in my mailbox last week:

- April issue of Conde Nast Traveler (FREE subscription available from Rewards Gold)
- Jergens natural glow sample (available from Walmart
- Samples of Crest Advanced Seal, Pantene Color Expressions, and Head & Shoulders from P&G Brand Sampler (Register here to try samples of various P&G products. The Head & Shoulders sample is still available.) 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

FREE specialty dog treats from Simply pAwesome

Simply pAwesome is offering FREE sample packs of their specialty dog treats. This offer includes FREE shipping too. I ordered the apple cranberry & cinnamon too! pack for my dog. These treats are grain-free and gluten-free, so they're great for dogs with food allergies. Just head on over here to request your sample pack. 
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FREE bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce

You can snag a FREE bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce! Just fill out this form, and you'll receive your coupon for a free bottle via snail mail. Only those living in areas where this product is sold will be sent a coupon. To see where these products are sold, go here

(Thanks to Coupon Savings Game.) 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Kmart Super Doubles!!!

Total OOP: $9.96 (includes tax)

Today, I spent the day visiting a friend who lives near a Kmart that's participating in this round of Super Double coupons. I was STOKED! This was my first go at Super Doubles, and here's how I did: 

2 Vaseline lotions - $2.50 each
- 2 $1 coupons from insert 
- 2 $1 doubles

2 One A Day women's multivitamins (60 ct.) - $5.89 each
- 2 $2 coupons from insert
- 2 $2 doubles

1 Secret deodorant - $2.34
- 1 $1 coupon from insert
- 1 $1 double

2 Dentek floss picks - $2.29 each
- 2 $1 coupons from April All You
- 2 $1 doubles

2 packs of Bic Soleil disposable razors - $5.29 each
- 2 $2 coupons from insert
- 2 $2 doubles

Tampax Compak Pearl - $4.49
- $1.50 coupon from sample kit
- $1.50 double

Halls - $1.34
- $.75 coupon from insert
- $.59 double

Hartz dog toy - $2.29
- $1 any Hartz product from insert
- $1 double

Beggin' Canadian Cuts - $2.79
- $1 coupon from insert
- $1 doubles

Beggin' Strips Littles - $2.79
- $1 coupon from insert
- $1 double

2 bottles of Oust - $3 each
- 2 $2 coupons from insert
- $2 doubles

Hershey dark chocolate candy bar - $.44
(not part of the original plan!)

- $5 off $50 purchase (Expired today)

Subtotal before coupons: $54.42
After coupons: $7.08
Total OOP (includes tax): $9.96

Since this  was my first attempt, I feel pretty good about it!!! I'm already looking forward to the next round!

Best Deal at CVS for 4/26-5/2

Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner or styler - $2.99 (limit 1)

-Use $1 coupon from insert

-Receive $2 EB

Total: FREE to  $.99 (after coupon and EB)


Colgate Wisp, 2 ct. – FREE (limit 2)


All laundry detergent – BO at $7.49 GO (limit 4 items)

-Use $2 IP (no longer available)

-Use $1 IP from here

Total: As low as $3.49 for TWO


Rimmel mascara – BOGO (priced $3.49-$7.49)

-Use FREE sexy curves mascara coupon from April ALL YOU

Total: TWO for FREE


Nivea – Spend $15, get $5 EB

-Use $1 off any Nivra body from here (Doesn’t seem to be a print limit)

-Use $1 off any Nivea lip from insert


Treseme - Spend $10, Receive $5 EB (limit 2) (prices start at $3.99)

-Use $1 coupons from here (good only on 24 Hour Body products)


Organix shampoo and conditioner - $4.99

-Look for TRY ME FREE hang tags

Total: FREE after MIR


Crest cavity, tartar, or baking soda and peroxide toothpaste OR Oral B indicator toothbrush - $1.99, Receive $1 EB (limit 2)

-Use $1/2 indicator toothbrushes from insert

-Use $.50 off any Crest from insert

-Use $.75 off any Crest form insert

Total: As low as $.24 for toothpaste or As low as $.98 for two toothbrushes (after coupons and EB)


Band-Aid – priced as low as $1

-Use $1 off any Band-Aid from insert

Total: FREE


Palmolive 10-11oz. - $.88

-Use $.25 coupon from insert

Total: $.63


 Scenario for Nivea deal:

Buy 3 Nivea crème oil body wash at $5 each ($15 total)

-Use 3 $1 coupons from here

Receive $5 EB

Total: $7 for 3 ($2.33 each) after coupons and EB

Walgreens Deals for 4/26-5/2

Below are some of the best deals I see at Walgreens this week. There are a lot of freebies and cheapies this week!

General Mills cereal – 3/$7

-Use $1/3 from various inserts

Total: $6/3 ($2 each)


Pringles – 2/$3

-Use $1/2 from insert

Total: $2/2 or $1 each


Rimmel – BOGO

-Use FREE sexy curves mascara from April ALL YOU

Total: Get two for FREE


Suave shampoo and conditioner – 3/$5

-Use $1.75/3 coupon from insert

-Receive $2 RR when you buy 3

Total: $1.25/3 or $.42 each


Bic Solei – BO at $6.99, GO

-Use 2 $2 IP coupons (can't find the link) 

Total: $2.99 for two ($1.49 each)


Dove and Degree deodorant - $1.99 with in-ad coupon

-Use $1 off Dove from insert

Total: As low as $.99


Ecotrin 45 ct. - $2

-Receive $2 RR

-Use $2.25 IP coupon (no longer available) 

Total: $2.25 MONEYMAKER or FREE (after coupon and RR)


Nivea body wash - $4.99

-Use $1 coupon from here

-Receive $4.99 RR

Total: $1 MONEYMAKER after coupon and RR


Rembrandt toothpaste or mouthwash - $5.99

-Receive $5.99 RR

Total: FREE after RR


Bayer quick release crystals, 4 ct. - $2.49

-Receive $2.49 RR

Total: FREE after RR


Treseme hair care – 2/$7

-Use 2 $1 coupons from here (good only on 24 Hour Body products)

-Receive $2 RR

Total: As low as $3/2 ($2.50 each) after RR and coupons

Friday, April 24, 2009

UPDATE on free tote from That's Caring

I have an update to add to my original post about the free tote from That's Caring. Last night, Jamie Pritscher, CEO of That's Caring, was kind enough to email me to let me know that they are out of the tote bags and no longer giving them away. She also sent the following message:

We appreciate everyones environmental enthusiasm to replace pesty plastic bags
with our one the kind that's Caring tote bag! However, due to an overwhelming
response (that temporarily crashed our site this morning!) we are out of the bags
and no longer giving them away. We apologize for the inconvenience and if you
have any questions or concern please e-mail

If you missed the tote, you can sill get in on this deal: Now through the end of April, That's Caring is offering a 10% discount when you use the code 1THINGFORGREEN. Just head on over to That's Caring to check it out.

Housekeeping Stuff

Hi, everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates today. I got called in to work unexpectedly this morning (I substitute teach, so that happens a lot), and I didn't have a chance to schedule anything other than my freebie roundup.

BUT I did want to let everyone know that anyone can comment on my blog now! I hadn't changed my default setting for comments, and I didn't realize that it was basically set to only allow other bloggers to comment. Not what I wanted.

Just wanted to fill you in. I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!!!

Freebie Roundup - 4/24

*** NEW this week

Free Samples: 

Airborne Zesty Orange

*** Always Clean

*** Aveeno Nourish+ hair care and here

Beinggirl sample kit (from Always and Tampax) includes coupon for FREE 18 ct. box of Always Infinity pads ($4.97 value)

Better Than Ears Dog Treats 

*** Burgies all natural laundry detergent

Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash

Crest Pro Health enamel shield

Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal 

Dove heat defense therapy or intense damage therapy

 Dunkin’ Donuts coffee sample

Energizer hearing aid batteries 

Eucerin lotion

Gilette Body Wash 

Good Nites sleep boxers

Greenies pet treats 

Huggies Pure and Natural diapers (includes coupons)

*** John Freida root awakening 

Kotex samples

*** L'Oreal Advanced Revitalift

Mighty Leaf Tea (from Kroger)

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

NicoDerm CQ (Non-medicated patch and $7 coupon) 

*** Nivea Touch of Happiness body wash

OB Tampons (includes cute travel case) 

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion

Parent’s Choice infant formula 


Prilosec OTC

Quaker Mini Delights 

Quaker True Delights

Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food: Here OR Here 

*** Roots of Nature (hair products)

*** Schick Quattro titanium razor  (The site takes forever to load, so just hang in there!) (Thanks to Hip2Save

*** Tena Serenity pads 

Tide Total Care

Total Cereal 

Samples currently available from Walmart


Free magazine subscriptions:

Other freebies:

*** CSO Competitive Society notepad and pen

*** Delices de Cartier eau de parfum sample (Thanks to Hip2Save) 

Earthbound Farm reusable shopping tote

Edge Shave Gel (Click on pulldown menu on the right to access free stuff link.)

Hallmark paper card (sent by Hallmark) Use code TRIAL at checkout 

Home Made Simple coupon book ($30 in savings on brands like Dawn, Cascadem Swiffer, and Febreeze)

*** Nursery Water Bag Tag (They give away 100 each day, and there's a counter that tells you how many are left.) 

***Oakley sketchpad (Be sure to select mail only or email and mail for communication preferences.) 

Say Something Toolkit (may no longer be free -Please see my previous post for more information.)

Sippy cup from Juicy Juice 


$1.50 off No Nonsense pantyhose (makes them free or almost free at walmart) 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

FREE Dove deodorant sample from Costco

Costco is offering FREE samples of Dove Go Fresh deodorant. Click here to get your FREE sample. If the link doesn't work, just copy/paste the link below. You don't have to be a Costco member to snag this freebie. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. 

FREE Schick Quattro Titanium Razor

Schick is giving away samples of their Quattro Titanium razors! To request your FREE sample, just go here and click on "request sample." Warning: This site feels like it takes forever to load, but just hang in there. 

FREE tote from That's Caring

In case you've missed all the reusable shopping bag giveaways this week, here's how you can get another FREE tote from That's Caring. All you need to do is join their email list. (It's on the right-hand side under the page banner.) After joining, you'll receive a welcome email, asking for your mailing information so they can send you a tote bag. 

(Thanks to Sisterly Savings.

Update: I'm no longer receiving the error message telling me their inbox is full. It seems like they fixed the problem. 

FREE Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker sample

For a FREE sample of Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker, go here. Click on "request a sample" and fill out the short form. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. 

NEW Reynolds Wrap Coupon

If you missed the printable mail-in-rebate for Reynolds Wrap 100% recycled aluminum yesterday, there's now a $.50 off coupon available here. This should also work nicely with the rebate! 

FREE lunch tote from Whole Foods

Looking for a cheap, eco-friendly way to tote your lunch? Look no further! Whole Foods Markets and Oprah have teamed up to bring you a FREE lunch-size Better Bag. Just print this coupon and take it to your Whole Foods Market. Go here to see if there is a Whole Foods in your area. Available while supplies last or until Sunday, April 26. 

Internet Coupon Roundup - 4/23

$2 off any Aveeno product (must register first) 

$1 off any Nivea body product (must register first - seems to be unlimited prints!) 

$1 off All laundry detergent (This can also be stacked with the Target store coupon found here for $2 off at Target.)