Feb 28, 2011

Swagbucks Birthday Celebration!


Swagbucks turns 3 today and they are celebrating with a swag code extravaganza!  If you haven't already joined, today would be a great day to get in on all of the fun!  Go HERE to learn more and start earning your free gift cards!

So far today I have already earned 26 swagbucks 40 swagbucks 58 swagbucks with swag codes only! (Missed the 50 point code by 2 minutes coming home--Darn!)

Feb 27, 2011

What I'm buying the Week of Feb 27, 2011

at Walgreen's
Gillete Fusion Proglide Power Razors $9.99
-$4.00/1 Mfg cpn
-Receive $4.00 RR wyb 1
=Net $1.99 each
Baby Magic Body Wash or Lotion $3.00
-Receive $3.00 RR wyb 1
=Net FREE

(2) Motrin PM 20ct $3.00
-$6/2 Mfg Cpn
-Receive $3.00 RR wyb 1
=Net $3.00 MM!

Colgate Toothpaste $2.99
-Receive $2.99 RR
=Net FREE


at CVS
Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap $0.94
-$1.00/1 P&G Mailer Cpn
=FREE

Crest Pro-Health Rinse $3.29
-Receive $3.29 ECB
=Net FREE

Oral-B Cross Action Power Toothbrush $6.00
-$3.00 Mfg Cpn
-Receive $3.00 ECB
=Net FREE

Soft Soap Liquid Hand Soap $0.88


at Target
Seventh Generation Cleaning Wipes $2.99
-$1.00/1 Target Printable
-$1.00/1 Mfg Cpn
=$0.99 

Finish Quantum Dish Detergent $2.50
-$1.50/1 Target Printable
-$1.00/1 Mfg Cpn (expires Mon)
=FREE

Garnier Facial Cleansing Wipes $4.99
-$2.00/1 Target Printable
-$2.00/1 Mfg Cpn
=$0.99

(4) Olay Bar Soap ($0.97)=$3.88
(4) Secret Deodorant ($2.34) = $9.36
-Buy One Olay Bar Get Secret Free (-$9.36)(expires Mon)
=$3.88/4 Olay Bar Soap + 4 Secret Deodorant

Halls Cough Drops $1.24
-$0.50 Target Printable
-$0.50 Mfg Cpn
=$0.24

Up & Up Liners $0.89
-$0.75 Target Printable
=$0.14

at Jewel 
Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta (12 oz.) $1.00
-$1.00/1 Mfg cpn
=Net FREE

Feb 26, 2011

Save $10 on the Bambi Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack


There is a coupon for $10 off the Bambi Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack HERE that could get you a great deal on the movie this week!

Thanks Couponing to Disney & Mashup Mom!

Feb 25, 2011

Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day!


Every Friday you have a chance to score even higher amounts of the big bills on Swagbucks This is a great reward program that is so easy to use.  You can get points just from searching the web.  Every month I redeem my points for Amazon gift cards and cold hard cash!  Want to know more?  Check out Swagbucks today!

Feb 24, 2011

Meeting our new Mayor

On my way home from work today I ran into our new mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Stopped for a quick picture with Flat Stanley in hand for Matt's class project.  Wouldn't you know it, I had my picture taken after an long day at work.  My hair was pulled back, no make-up on, and I was wearing a big, puffy, winter coat.  Ugh!  It reminds me of the time that I met Vince Vaughn last year.  Maybe I should take that as a sign!  Must do hair and make-up!  LOL!
Thanks for being a good sport about Flat Stanley Mr. Mayor!

Feb 23, 2011

Loving the Target Buy 7 Frozen items get a $5 Gift Card Deal

Made a quick run to Target to pick up a few things that were on my list this week.  I spent $18.32 on previously earned gift cards and received another $10.00 in Gift Cards for a net cost of $8.32!
Here's what I got:
10 Smart Ones Entrees ($1.80)=$18.00
-$5.00 wyb 10 Target Printable
-$4 wyb 10 Mfg printable cpn
=$9.00/10 or $0.90 each
+
4 Market Pantry Frozen Corn ($1.04)=$4.16
-$1.00 wyb 4 Market Pantry Frozen Veg. Target Printable
=$3.16/4= $0.79 each

I received (2) $5 Gift Cards for buying the Smart Ones & the Frozen Corn.  So a net cost of only $2.16 for 10 Frozen Entrees and 4 Vegetables (only $0.15 per item)!!

Seventh Generation Cleaning Wipes $2.99
-$1.00/1 Target Printable
-$1.00/1 Mfg Cpn
=$0.99 

Finish Quantum Dish Detergent $2.50
-$1.50/1 Target Printable
-$1.00/1 Mfg Cpn
=FREE

Garnier Facial Cleansing Wipes $4.99
-$2.00/1 Target Printable
-$2.00/1 Mfg Cpn
=$0.99

(4) Olay Bar Soap ($0.97)=$3.88
(4) Secret Deodorant ($2.34) = $9.36
-Buy One Olay Bar Get Secret Free (-$9.36)
=$3.88/4 Olay Bar Soap + 4 Secret Deodorant

Halls Cough Drops $1.24
-$0.50 Target Printable
-$0.50 Mfg Cpn
=$0.24

Up & Up Liners $0.89
-$0.75 Target Printable
=$0.14

(10) Good Life Recipe Food for Cats ($0.77) = $7.70
-(10) $1.00/1 Mfg Cpn
=$2.30 MM

We do not have a cat, however the cat food was a money maker for me, generating $2.30 in overage that I applied toward the rest of my order so Chris and I will be donating it to the shelter! 

Feb 22, 2011

Save $4/10 Smart Ones Coupon!

Planning on participating in the Buy 7 frozen food items, get a $5 GC promo at Target this week?  Here are a few coupon links to help you out.

Save $4 on any 10 Weight Watchers Smart Ones Products 
you can stack this coupon with the following target coupon for a total of $9 off 10 Smart Ones!
$5 off with purchase of 10 frozen food items Weight Watcher's or Smart Ones Target printable

Feb 20, 2011

What I'm buying the Week of Feb 20, 2011

at Walgreen's
Gillete Fusion Proglide Power Razors $9.99
-$4.00/1 Mfg cpn
-Receive $4.00 RR wyb 1
=Net $1.99 each

Cottenelle Bath Tissue 12 ct $5.00
-$0.50/1 Mfg cpn
-$1.00 IVC (Wags Feb. cpn book)
=Net $3.50 each

Lysol No-Touch Soap Dispenser $11.99
-$3.00 Mfg cpn
-Receive $7.00 RR wyb 1
=Net $1.99 each
 
Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.89 w/in ad cpn
-$1.00 Mfg. cpn
=FREE w/ possible overage

at CVS
Kleenex $0.97
-$1.00 Mfg cpn
=Net Free
(Back-up plan in case Walgreen's is out!)

Cadbury Single egg $0.75
-Receive $0.75 ECB
=Net FREE

Gold Emblem Jelly Beans $0.99
-Receive $0.99 ECB
=Net FREE

at Target
Free $5 Gift Card wyb any 7 frozen food items in store
=possible cheap or free frozen food!

at Jewel 
Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta (12 oz.) $1.00
-$1.00/1 Mfg cpn
=Net FREE

Feb 18, 2011

Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day!


Every Friday you have a chance to score even higher amounts of the big bills on Swagbucks!  This is a great reward program that is so easy to use.  You can get points just from searching the web.  Every month I redeem my points for Amazon gift cards and cold hard cash!  Want to know more?  Check out Swagbucks today!

Feb 17, 2011

What I'm buying this week

I have had so many people ask me what I am buying this week that I thought maybe I should share with you.  Here's what I am liking so far:

at Walgreen's
Gillete Fusion Proglide Power Razors $9.99
-$4.00/1 Mfg cpn
-Receive $4.00 RR wyb 1
=Net $1.99 each

Quaker Oatmeal $1.50
-(5) $1.00/1 Mfg cpn
-Receive $3.00 RR wyb 5 (Sunday 2/13 only!)
=Net 0.50 MM wyb 5

Cottenelle Bath Tissue 12 ct $5.00
-$0.50/1 Mfg cpn
-$1.00 IVC (Wags Feb. cpn book)
=Net $3.50 each

Lysol No-Touch Soap Dispenser $11.99
-$3.00 Mfg cpn
-Receive $7.00 RR wyb 1
=Net $1.99 each

at CVS
Diet Coke 12 pack 3/$10
-(3)$1.50/1 tearpad cpn
-Receive $3.00 ECB wyb 3
=Net $0.83 each wyb 3

at Rite Aid
Dove Deodorant $2.00
-(2)$2.00/1 Mfg cpn
-Receive $2.00 +UPs wyb 2
=Net $2.00 MM wyb 2

at Jewel 
Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta (12 oz.) $1.00
-$1.00/1 Mfg cpn
=Net FREE

Feb 16, 2011

Win a Disney Vacation with the Disney Parks Memories Sweepstakes!

There is a new sweepstakes from Disney.com that you can enter for a chance to win a Disney Vacation!  Go HERE to enter daily and see the official rules!  This week you could win 5-days, 4-nights at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and next week you could win 7-days, 6-nights at any Disney Resort Worldwide!  Don't forget to enter daily now through February 28! Good Luck!

Feb 12, 2011

Congratulations Jimmy & Lindsey!

Chris and I were on the road again today.  This time traveling to Detroit for a wedding.  My cousin Jimmy and his fiance Lindsey were married this afternoon at St. Pat's in Wyandotte followed by a beautiful reception at the Stone Creek Banquet Hall in Flat Rock.  It is always a joy to spend time with family and this was no exception.  We even made a special trip over Southgate to see Grandpa and Grandma.  A beautiful day with family!  Congratulations Jimmy and Lindsey.  We wish you the best in your new life together as husband and wife!

Feb 10, 2011

Soap Nuts


I am currently in the process of learning how to make my own laundry detergent.  I have a couple of recipes for both the powdered and liquid versions that I can't wait to try out.  While searching out possible recipes for homemade laundry soap, I came upon something that I had never heard of before--soap nuts!  Soap nuts are actually a dried fruit that can be used to clean your laundry.  As I am transitioning to more and more ecologically friendly alternatives I couldn't help but be intrigued.  Anyone else ever heard of them or even tried them.  I would love to know what others think.  Want to know more?  You can go HERE to learn more about them.

Feb 9, 2011

Sweet Lavender Bath Salts

I am making a few romantic gifts for Valentine's Day and I thought I would share them with you as I put them together.  The first one I completed was the Sweet Lavender Bath Salts.  This recipe comes from The Mountain Rose and they smell wonderful!  I can't wait to try them out!

1 cup mixture of Epsom Salt & Sea Salt
1/4 cup Baking soda
20 drops Lavender essential oil
1 TBSP Lavender flowers

Feb 8, 2011

Disney Movie Rewards

There are two new Disney Movie Reward codes out for 5 points each.

C2FH88UF5X (5pts)
fbk100 (5pts)

Go HERE to enter your codes today!

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Feb 7, 2011

Walgreens 25 FREE 4X6 Prints when you buy 25

Have some great Christmas pictures on your camera that you still need to print?  Walgreens is offering 25 FREE 4X6 Prints when you buy 25 through Saturday February 12.  For more information or to order go HERE  and don't forget to enter coupon code LOVE25 to receive your discount!
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P&G Special Offer

If you "like" P&G on Facebook they are releasing a new coupon booklet on their Facebook page today (while supplies last) worth over $100.  If you are having trouble getting the special offer tab to load (it is currently swamped) try this direct link.  It is still slow, but it is loading and I was told that my booklet is in the mail and will arrive in 5-10 days.
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Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers!

Feb 5, 2011

What is a GMO? (and why you should care)

A GMO is a genetically modified organism (plant, animal, or even microorganism) and can also be referred to as a GEO or genetically engineered organism.  Scientists have altered the genetic code of these organisms in an effort to introduce new genes and thus new characteristics that the organism did not possess naturally.  In fact, scientists are now capable of transferring genes between 2 species that cannot mate.  This phenomenon is referred to as transgenesis.  Little is known about the long-term effects that this gene manipulation will have on us or our environment and while some view GMOs as the way of the future, others view them as a sign that science has gone too far.  There are currently 5 major genetically modified agricultural crops.  They are soy, corn, rice, wheat, and cotton.  The U.S. currently plants approximately 30% of its cropland with genetically modified seeds.  Crops have been modified for higher yield, increased nutrient value and even pesticide resistance.  Some will argue that man has been manipulating plants and animals to produce specific results for thousands of years, but never before have we been able to alter the genome so quickly and so precisely.  What are your views on GMOs?  Do you think that we should embrace the technology and advances that have been made or do you think that we have gone too far?

Here's another tip for you when you are shopping to help you better understand where your produce comes from:

Look at the PLU; if it’s organic, it will start with a 9, followed by four digits. Genetically modified fruit PLU codes start with 8 followed by four digits (however, labeling GMOs is not mandatory here in the U.S. so you many not realize that you are buying GMO) ; non-GMO, conventionally grown fruit PLUs have only four digits.)

Feb 4, 2011

Mega SwagBucks Friday!


Every Friday you have a chance to score even higher amounts of the big bills on Swagbucks This is a great reward program that is so easy to use.  You can get points just from searching the web.  Every month I redeem my points for Amazon gift cards and cold hard cash!  Want to know more?  Check out Swagbucks today!

Feb 3, 2011

14 Free Valentine's Songs from Amazon


Amazon is offering a collection of 14 Valentine's Day songs for Free!  Just go HERE to download your songs today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Feb 2, 2011

Can You Recycle Bottle Caps?


I've long known that bottle caps are considered a contaminant when recycling plastic bottles and the difference comes down to the fact that bottles and their caps are made of two different types of plastics.  Why this is important in recycling is based on the chemistry of these plastics.  They melt at very different temperatures.  This is an article I found on Recyclebank that the explains this difference and how it affects how we recycle.  Let me know what you think and while you are at it, Recyclebank has 2 new quizzes you can take to earn another 60 points!  Remember, it is not how well you score that matters so watch the short videos and give it your best!

2011 Chicago Blizzard

Well, the snow has officially stopped falling and the cold is settling in.  The weather forecasts have predicted that the windchill will bottom out overnight at about -30 degrees Fahrenheit.  Reason enough for me to stay in tonight!  When I tried to take Lexi out this morning during the storm, the snow came up to my knees and Lexi wanted absolutely NO part in going outside.  I had to pick her up and carry out!  I can't say I blame her.  Our roads are still not clear but the city assures us that after the main thoroughfares are cleared and Lake Shore Drive is cleared of the parking lot (read: abandoned cars), plowed and reopened that they will start working on the side streets.  Keep your fingers crossed that the city will be back to normal tomorrow!

P&G Home Made Simple Booklet

If you haven't requested your new Home Made Simple Booklet, now is the time to do it!  Go HERE to request yours today!  These often have great high value coupons including the $1.00 Dawn Hand Renewal which goes on sale regularly at CVS for less than $1.00.  I just got the last one in the mail a few weeks ago and I still can't wait for the new one!

Thanks Mashup Mom!

Feb 1, 2011

Pampers Gifts to Grow Code Worth 10 pts

There is a new Pampers Gifts to Grow code out that is worth 10 Free points. Enter pampers4momjfm1 Here.  Not a member yet?  It is free to join and you can earn points for lots of free stuff.  Check it out today!

Thanks Wild for Wags!