Friday, May 28, 2010

Living - What's on Your Agneda this Weekend?

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! The weather here seems to be set up for a beautiful weekend. I sure hope this is one of those times when the weatherman is right!

Saving - Old Navy Deals

The Deals just keep coming for Old Navy this weekend. They have their tees on a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale. PLUS, an additional 50% off clearence. is a $5 off $25 purchase coupon (page 2 of the flier).
or Dig for Savings with Barker here on facebook for potential even bigger savings coupon!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Living - Olay Total Effect Free Sample!

Walmart is offering up a FREE sample of Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Body Wash! Just go on over here and click on the “Try a FREE sample”. Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

Living - Olay $20 Rebate for $50 Purchase

If you use Olay, here is a great deal! Olay is offering a $20 rebate on $50 purchase of Olay products! Use your coupons towards the products plus get the rebate! Savings galore!

Laughing - Elizabeth Strikes Again!

Elizabeth is nearly 4, going on 13. She has a way of suprising me each and every day. A few of her interesting remarks/actions:

The other day, Elizabeth came running up to me. She started doing, what I thought was rubbing her nose on me. So I told her not to do that because it was gross. She says, "but Mom, I'm just trying to smell you"! --- sweet. I remember the smell of my Mom and loving it. In fact, I still do.

Tonight in the bath tub she asks me what a green glob was on the shelf on the tub surround. I looked and told her, "Oh, that must be toothpaste. When I was in the shower this morning I dropped some when I was putting it on my toothbrush but didn't realize it had landed there". Elizabeth says back, "did you say darnit (worse version)?" What? I had to clarify with her that that was really what she said. Then she says, "well, Mom did you say a naughty word"? --- This was pretty cute, but sad that they know this. The innocence is going away.

Like I mentioned, Elizabeth will be turning 4 soon. She has opted for a princess theme. She will be dressing up as a princess (she has already twirled a million times in the dress she will be wearing). We were discussing the details of all the girls dressing up like princesses. She looked at me and seriously stated, "Well, we will be princesses and Daddy and Alex can be our Princes."--- Ahhhhh.

Saving - Wholly Guacamole or Salsa!

Here is a $1.50/1 Wholly Guacamole or Salsa Coupon! I have seen these go on sale at HyVee before making for some pretty cheap Guacamole or Salsa.

Saving - $10/1 Alice In Wonderland Blue Ray

If you have a Blue Ray and looking to buy this moving, hurry on over here to get your $10/1 coupon for Alice In Wonderland!

Living - Sephora Free Samples, Etc

Reader, ehaas wrote to tell us about Sephora. This is a beauty and skin supply website. Ehaas indicates that you get a free sample with every order and if you sign up to be a Beauty Insider, you will receive a free birthday gift of your choice. Check it out!

Living - Free Mending at Museum of Visual Materials

Did you know that a local woman, Margaret Straley, offers free Mending at the Museum of Visual Materials? Based on the article in the Argus Leader today, she offers her services the second Monday of each month!

What a great volunteer outreach she is offering. I could sure use these services from time to time.

Saving - World Market Coupon

Here is a great coupon to stock up on some summer fun items. They have such cute things.

I also noticed this coupon came in the coupon and advertisement circular that was delivered yesterday. Save some ink from printing if you received that.

Saving - Sunchine Food Store Matchup 5/26

Sunshine will be offering TRIPLE coupons on Monday, May 31st (with clipped coupon) of coupons $.50 or less. Go here for more details on the restrictions/rules.

Coke Products 4 for $10 with clipped coupon from ad.

Oscar Mayer hotdogs $.99
use $1.00/2
here or in 5/16 paper
= $.49 ea!

Wheatables $1.97
use $1.50/1 if you printed from before gone

= $.47 ea!

Bar S Hot Dogs $.99
use $1/2 here
= $.49 ea!

Vlassic Pickles 2/$5
use $.55 here
= $1.95 ea!

Vlassic Relish $.99
use $.55 here
= $.44 ea!

In Ad coupon for $3.00 off when you buy 1 Kraft Salad Dressing ($1.99), 1 Kraft Singles ($1.99)and 1 Oscar Mayer Bacon ($3.49) or total $7.47 - $3 coupon = $4.47!
use $.55/1 Kraft Salad Dressing from Sunday paper
=$3.92 or $1.31 ea!

In Ad coupon for $2.00 off when you buy any combination of 3 (Kraft Easy Cheese, Ritz Crackers, Nabisco Snack Crackers, Chips Ahoy Cookies) at 2 for $5 each. Spend $7.50 - $2 coupn = $5.50.
use $1.00/2 Nabisco Crackers coupon from Sunday paper
use $1.00/1 Wheat Thin from facebook
= $3.50 total or $1.50 ea!

S'Mores Makings! Keebler Graham Crackers $1.97, 6-pack Herhey's Milk Chocolate $2.25, 16 oz Jet Puffed Marshmallows $1.50 - total $5.72
use $1.00/with purchase of all 3 coupon from Sunday paper
= $4.72 or $1.17 ea!

Saving - Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Adds a Little Fun to Get Coupon!

Go here and play a game called Noodlette. You spin the macaroni noodle to earn points that build up to win a coupon for one of the Macaroni & Cheese products! It took a bit to figure out how to spin the noodle, but I won! Make sure you move your mouse around the circle a few times to get the noodle spinning all the way around. Have fun and good luck!

Saving - Bath & Body Work Free Item

Make a purchase of $10 and take this coupon with you to receive a FREE full size Body Care Item!

Living - Chucke Cheese's Tokens for Good Grades

I just learned that you can take your kid's report card to Chuck E Cheese's and get 50 tokens for good grades!!

Does anyone else know of other great deals you can get for the kiddos with good grades?

Saving - Crazy 8 Memorial Day Deals

Crazy 8, who sells children's clothing, in the Empire Mall is having a Memorial Day sale. Tees as low as $4.99, Jeans for $9.99, etc. In addition for every $40 you spend you will receive $20 in Crazy Cash. Be sure to see the website for more details on Crazy Cash.

Anyone know of any other great Memorial weekend sales?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saving - Rayovac Coupon = Free Batteries!

Go here (on facebook) to print your $1/1 coupon for Rayovac batteries. There are packages of Rayovac batteries currently in the Dollar Spot at Target (I saw them on the East side Target, have not been to the West yet).

Remember you can print twice!

Living - Kellogg's Free Movie Pass Deal

Collect 5 Movie Pass tokens from specially marked packages of products listed below and you will snag a movie pass good for one admission at participating theaters (up to $12 value)!

Once you have collected your 5 tokens, you will need to print, complete and mail the form found here along with the 5 tokens to the address listed on the form. Note that there is a limit of 3 movie passes per household and this offer expires 5/30/11 or while supplies last. Click here for all the details.

You can find the Movie Pass tokens in these specially marked products:

* Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers

* Keebler Fudge Shoppe Brand Cookies

* Keebler Chips Deluxe* Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats

* Kellogg’s Cinnabon Bars* Kellogg’s Yogos

* Keebler Grahams Bug Bites* Keebler Scooby Doo Snacks

* Cheez-It Original Crackers* Gripz* Kellogg’s/Keebler Snack Packs

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Living - Planning a Family Trip Anytime Soon?

Find the "5 Family Road Trip Must-Haves" article helpful? I am interested in number one. This is certainly a tip I have not read before. And I like the idea of how it would be helpful to Daddys. Although I don't like the idea of using multiple zip-loc bags, I can see how these could be used over and over for other trips.

Do you have any family trip tips? Please share in the comments or feel free to email me.

Note: While you are reading the article, you may want to sign up to be a part of SnackPicks. They send out valuable coupons from time to time along with interesting articles.

email me here with ideas and deals!

Living - Tropicana Juicy Rewards

Have you seen the commercials where women are guarding their orange juice like they are cash? Well, sort of anyway. If you haven't joined Tropicana Juicy Rewards yet, I suggest you give it a try.

You earn points for entering codes from the caps of your Tropicana Orance Juice, along with surveys, etc and then you can redeem those for "prizes". The prizes for the South Dakota area are minimal, however from time to time they do offer FREE orange juice coupons with redemption of your points! Also, if you plan on traveling at some point you can also redeem your points for zoo passes, etc in different states!

What sparked this article today? Well, for just 5 points the first 50,0o0 to take the deal will receive a coupon via mail for a FREE Tropicana Orange Juice! Guess what, you can even enter this Free orange juice cap in to earn more points!

I snagged mine, so hopefully if you are interested, you can get yours today too! If you aren't signed up yet, you might be able to score this deal down the road so get signed up today.

Saving - Cold Stone Cremery

Ok, by far, one of my most favorite treats is going to Cold Stone Creamery with a good friend! I hope she sees this post and contacts me for a Cold Stone date! :-)

Cold Stone is offering up a 20% off purchase coupon, excluding gift cards. I'm thinking it might be time for me to finally give those cupcakes a whirl, if I can save a little on them, it might justify my purchase! ha!

While you are thinking Cold Stone, you might as well go here and sign up for their Birthday Club so that you can receive FREE ice cream for your birthday!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saving - Savers Throws Hawaii 5-0 Sale!

Check out Savers on Monday, May 31st for a 50% off sale. You will find 50% off all clothing, shoes, accessories and items tagged Bed & Bath. The hours for the sale are 7 AM to 9 PM.

Saving - HyVee Matchup 5/26

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs or Bologna on sale for $.99!
Add $1.00/2 Coupon from here
= $.50 ea. hot dogs or Bologna!

Miracle Whip $1.99
Add $1.00/2 in ad coupon
= $1.49 ea!

Hot dog, Pop and Battery in ad deal!
Buy Energizer Batteries for $5.99, get FREE Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs and HyVee 2-liter Pop!
Add $1.00/1 coupon for Energizers here
= $4.99 for Batteries, Hot Dogs and 2-liter!

Johnsonville Brats $2.99
Add $.55 off coupon here
= $2.44 ea!

I will post more updates as the online ad becomes available, if any good noticeable deals.

Living - Low Cost Picture Prints

Now through 5/28, you can order 25 4x6 prints from Snapfish for $1 when you have them sent to Walmart for pick up.

How it works:
* Go to
* Login or create an account
* Upload 25 photos and add them to your cart and checkout.
* Choose “Pick up my order”* On the next screen, find your Walmart location.
* Near the bottom, enter coupon code: WM25PICS
* Your total will come to $1
* Pick up & pay
If you’re new to Snapfish, you’ll get 50 FREE prints added to your account!

(Thanks, Sweet Deals 4 Moms!)

Living - Free Music Download, Mother Goose

Go here to download your music, including Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pat-A-Cake, Jack and Jill, etc.

Living - Free Sample New Flavor Kraft Mayo

Go here for a free sample of new flavored Kraft Mayo. Scroll down on the left-hand side.

Living - Carnival in Town?

Looks like a Carnival is set to open in the Empire Mall parking lot just in time for the long weekend. Looking for something to do, head on out to the mall. Typically you can find coupons for the carnival in the Shopping News or Argus Leader.

Saving - Home Depot Garden Club

Sign up for the Home Depot Garden Club to be on a mailing list for high value coupons related to, well, gardening! :-)

I have received coupons for B1G1 Free Rose Bushes, $4 off Miracle Gro, etc! And there is lots of other fun gardening info!

Saving - Loreal Coupons!

Go here and check out the Loreal coupons available at this time. They include:
$3 off Elnet Satin hairspray
$1 off Ideal Skin Genesis product
$1 off 360 degree Clean Cleansers
$1 off any product

Saving - Cake Mate Candle!

Cake Mate has made a $.50/1 coupon available for their number candles. The number 4 seen here is in honor of my daughter, who turns four next week!

Saving - Blockbuster Express Kiosk Rental!

You can use code GL14A to score a FREE movie rental from any Blockbuster Express Kiosk Rental! Go here to locate your nearest kiosk.

I really do want to see the movie in the picture! Anyone seen it? Is it worth the time?
(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Saving - Walgreens Lifesaver Deal

If you printed the B1G1 Free coupon from the other day before it was gone, you might want to hold on to it until Sunday. Rumor has it that Walgreens will have lifesavors on sale as a B1G1 Free deal. Therefore, you would receive two free! If you did not get the B1G1 Free before it was taken off, you can still snag a $.50 off 1 coupon here, which will still mean a good deal.
Another thought, I'm not sure how much these are at Sunshine Foods, but they will double this coupon. So you might be looking at a free bag or close to free.

Saving - Valuable Canned Veggies Coupon

Go here to print a $1 off 3 Libby's veggies coupon. Scroll down on the left hand side. Be sure to hit your back button 3 times to auto print a second coupon.

Saving - Wow Wow Wubzy Deal @ Toys R Us

If you are a fan of the Wow Wow Wubzy video, you can find a deal this week at Toys R Us. They currently have this video marked among their $5 gift card deal. Buy the video, priced at $14.99 and get a $5 gift card in return.

To make this a deal, you can also go here and print off the $2 off any Wubzy video coupon. After coupon and gift card, this should make the final cost $7.99 plus tax.

Don't have kids or kids in that age-range, do you know anyone 4 or under that you need a b-day or Christmas gift for?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Living - Free Sample Eb5 Skin Creme

Go here to request your free sample now.

Saving - New Coupons @

There have been several new coupons added to over the past few days. If you haven't been there lately, a few of them that have been added:

B1G1 Free Littlest Pet Shop Toy
B1G1 Free Vanish Drop Ins
$2 off Clean and Clear
$1 off Nabisco Multi Pack

and others. Go here now to snag some before they are gone.

Living - Recall on Motrin

Have you checked your cabinets yet to see if your Motrin product(s) have been recalled? You can check it out here. You may receive a full refund or a coupon for the free product.

Living - Share the Wealth!

I have really enjoyed adding the fun deals I come across on this blog. I really enjoy hearing feedback from those that visit the site as well, it inspires me to do more! Please feel free to add comments on the articles you read and let us know what you are thinking!

Also, I ask that everyone out there share the wealth on what deals you have come across or events that you might know of around the city of Sioux Falls or within 1 hour drive time. It would be greatly appreciated by me and the other readers of this site. So, keep your eyes and ears open when you are out and about. Check out your surroundings and pass along the great info you find!

And finally - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE feel free to share this blog site with anyone you know. The more folks we have reading the site will certainly inspire me even more!

Happy Living, Laughing and Saving!

Living - $35 Bonus Cash from Priceline Negotiator!

Help Priceline get to 100,000 fans on Facebook by the end of the weekend and they will give out $35 Bonus Cash Coupon to ALL fans! What an excellent help for summer vacations! Please go here and "like" them now!!

Living - Coupons a Blessing for Your Family and Others!

Since I have started on this exciting journey of couponing heavily (not as heavy as some of these pros I come across!), I find myself getting things for free or very low cost (with the help of coupons) that I typically don't use or may not know someone who uses it. However, from time to time I do pick them up anyway. Why? Well, I look at it as a way that I can do my part in helping other families out. Remembering that their are families that are struggling or just plain can't afford the daily essentials such as deoderant or a box of cereal makes couponing even more rewarding because I know that I can help them out! And my little ones get to see the excitement in this gesture as well.

Next time you are out and about and you have a coupon that you maybe don't need to use, think of the families that would be thankful of you using it and then sharing your great buy with them.

Think of the St Francis House, The Banquet, Food Pantry, etc as possible places for donating. Anyone else have any great places that these items might be needed?

Spread your savings, bless another family!

Saving - Spend Less on Pickles/Relish/Peppers

Vlassic has a new coupon for $.55 off 1 jar of pickles, relish or peppers. Check it out here and click on the 'coupon' button, it will print automatically from there.

That's the best pickle I ever tasted! ha! :-)

Saving - Dryel, Dreft, Downing Wrinkle Release and More!

Go here for a PDF of several coupons.

Living - Kraft First Taste

Have you signed up to be a member of Kraft First Taste yet? If not, I highly encourage you to do so. I have received some pretty good coupons from them. The last one I got was a coupon for a FREE package of Turkey Bacon. Not buy one get one, just free! And today I checked my account and they are sending me up to 6 coupons for FREE items valued up to $20!

The coupons are for free products:
package each of KOOL-AID Fun Fizz Drink Drops
OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Meats
KRAFT HOMESTYLE DELUXE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
DIGIORNO® Deep Dish Pizza

Want to sign up? Go here and register today!

Saving - Pepsi Products Deal @ Target!

This week's ad shows a gift card deal where you purchase 5 pepsi products and get a $5 gift card. I called the store and their pepsi products are currently 5 for $15. After the $5 gift card, this means you would score 12-packs for $2.00 a piece!

Wait, wait, gets better!

Go here to print off the $1.00/2 Mt Dew or Diet Mt Dew Target coupons. Or if you still have your $.60 off Dr Pepper coupons - this will make an even better deal! You can get a 12-pack for as low as $1.40!

Stock up sale. Please note however that if you purchase more than 5, you will want to do it in a separate transaction so that you get the $5 gift card for every 5 you purchase.

Saving - HyVee Powerade Deal

HyVee has a coupon available in the Sunday ad insert where you can purchase 15 powerade for $10! This is about $.67 each. A good deal if you want to stock. And don't forget to join Coke Rewards and enter your codes from the lids when you are done with them!

Saving - HyVee Coke Product 4/$10 & Free Soccer Ball

HyVee currently has Coke products on sale 4 for $12, however offered a $2 coupon in Sunday's Argus insert making them 4 for $10.

In addition, there is a rebate form you can send in for a free Soccer ball from Coca Cola, with purchase of 4.

I have also seen this offer at gas stations, if you buy any 4 Coke products.

Living - Free Pee Pad Pal

If you are a dog owner, you might enjoy this freebie. Go here and request your free pee pad pal!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saving - Culvers Happy Hour!

If you haven't noticed yet, Culvers has added their own happy hour now! From 2-4 PM and 8 PM to Close you can now order a Shake, Malt or Concrete Mixer and get one free! Yummy!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saving - Melting Pot Coupons

$1/1 Welch's 100% Juice

$.55 Kraft Dressing - use these in combonation with th Buy 2 get 1 free coupon at Target, for some low cost dressing.

$2/1 Dove Deoderant

$2/1 Coppertone product

$10/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Auto Shower Cleaning Starter Kit

Saving - Johnsonville Coupons

Go here to sign up to be a part of the Johnsonville community and check out the coupons they have available for printing. While you are there, sign up to enter a chance to win free grilling gear!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Saving - Old Navy Coupon

Here you can find a $5 off $25 purchase coupon in the Old Navy ad. Remember tomorrow is the $1 flip flops!

Living - Free Sample Flexitol Heel/Foot Balm

Go here to get a sample from Flexitol for the Heel/Foot Balm!

Living - 99 Cent Flowers @ Home Depot

Have you planted your annuals yet? I haven't and I'm itching to get it done! I just haven't found the time. So maybe Sunday I will MAKE the time! I have two little helpers that would probably LOVE to HELP me! :-)

Home Depot has their 6-pack annuals for 99 cents through the 23rd. Several to choose from.

I hear that Lowes will price match Home Depot ad prices as well. So if Home Depot doesn't have any left give it a try.

Happy Planting! Happy Spring!

Saving - Ranch Coupon and More - Oh My!

My daughter will appreciate this coupon, as much as my pocket book! She cannot get enough Hidden Valley Ranch! Go here to print off a $1 off any Hidden Valley Ranch, KC Masterpiece or Glad Food Storge Product.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Living - Free Sample Ear Plugs

An interesting freebie offer at Hearos. Click here to request your free sample of ear plugs!

Saving - HyVee Red Hot Weekend Sale

Just in case you were not aware, HyVee is having a Red Hot Weekend Sale on Saturday and Sunday. You can grab a 5 lb bag of HyVee potatoes for .77! These will be great for grilling. Check out the rest of the ad here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Living - Someone's Free "Trash" to Our Treasure!

The Before and After!

Alex enjoying the new chair!A couple weeks back I posted about the Brandon citywide rummages. I had an opportunity to sneak away one evening after supper (without the kids!) to rummage, which meant quick stops and move, move, move! Definitely something I cannot do when I have the little ones around. Among my quick stops I noticed a lone chair sitting in the garage, with a very small sticker that said, "free". What? Had I found a future treasure?! I double checked with the folks running the rummage and they agreed that it was free. "Well, I will take it!" I said. I kind of felt bad taking it for free, knowing that I could find a new life for it.

The chair itself is an old style chair belonging to a high chair. It no longer has the tray and the strap was missing pieces. The vinyl had a crack in it, but all in all it was a prize for it's new home.

I had been looking for a higher set chair to set up to the table for one of my little ones. We have a wood one that had been given to us by my parents and it is a beauty. This will look great sitting next to it and add a little color to my kitchen!

Living - My Mailbox!

The picture above describes the fun I have had opening my mailbox over the last 7 days!!! Oh my!! More than just bills and junk mail!

There are several free samples, coupons and rebate checks!!! What fun it can be to receive and try out some of these things. Any overage will be given to local charities.

Saving - Meat Coupons

Meat coupons seem very rare. Here is a good offer at Chef's Requested site. Sign up and with your first print you can get a $3 off coupon. At Wal-mart you can get 2 Bacon Wrapped Beef Steaks for around $5.50, so you would be paying about $2.50 for 2 after coupon. Great for grilling season!

Living - What to do this Weekend?

Thunder Road - FREE event from 2 PM-3 PM! Midcontinent is shooting a commercial and they want the place packed. Get out there and enjoy the nice weather!

Family Fun Night - Brandon Elementary School from 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Under the Sea Storytime - Barnes and Noble - 7 PM

Falls Park Farmers Market 8 AM - 1 PM

Lowes Build and Grow Workshop - make a catapult! Go here to register.

Sculpture Walk - Downtown - they just put in new sculptures. I saw one in passing the other day of a huge cube made out of old bicylcle handles. Might have to take a closer look at this one.

Battleship Memorial - 12th Street - I have yet to check this out, other than a quick drive by. I know there were some updates made recently, so will be taking the kiddos to check things out soon.

Kid's Reading Club: Make a Splash @ Your Library - ages preschool on up. Starts Saturday! More info here!

Saving - $1 off Nestle Refrigerated Cookies

Go here and sign up to receive monthly coupons good on Nestle products. This mont is $1 off Nestle Refrigerated Cookies. These are on rollback at Wal-mart right now for about $2.14, so you will be paying just $1.14 for a quick back of cookies!

Living - Hugo Boss Free Sample

Go here for a free sample of Hugo Boss frangrance.

Saving - Carter's and Osh Gosh!

I really wish we had a Carter's and Osh Gosh closer than Omaha or the Outlet in Medford! Here is a Carters coupon for 25% off your purchase, expires 5/26. And here is one for Osh Gosh B'Gosh.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Saving - Wowza Deal at Catherines!

Even if you don't typically shop at Catherines, you might be able to find a deal worth making a purchase now. is offering a great deal using code 777006560 at checkout to get $20 off $25 purchase. On top of that, they are currently offering any accessory at Buy 1 Get 1 for 50% off! Combined this is an excellent deal!

Top that off with free shipping if you choose to pick it up - which you may do at a Catherines, Lane Bryant or Fashion Bug!

My order total was $7.95 and I will be getting two cute items! Happy shopping!!

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Saving - Melting Pot of Coupons/Deals

Cottonelle Toilet Paper - if you like Cottonelle, here is a $1.50 off 1 Target coupon, which means you can stack it with another manufacturer's coupon for additional savings! And no size limitations, so if there is a 4-pack available you can use it on that!

Ovaltine - there are several different coupons available.

Engergizer Batteries - $1 off

Green Works Laundry Detergent - $3 off here on facebook, $3 off here when you sign up for the newsletter and here at Target, which can be stacked.

Several Misc Coupons here.

Saving - Huggies Wipes Coupons

You can find a great new coupon for $2/2 Huggies wipe coupon on facebook or at this link.
*This is a great coupon when using it on the small size package at Wal-mart, it will result in better savings than buying the larger refills packages!

There are also several Huggies wipes coupons available here.

Living - Giving Back With the Help of Coupons

The kiddos and I had a fun trip today to the Second Chance Rescue Center just west of town. We took a bag of cat food and a few canisters of food that we purchased last week and today, with the use of some coupons. It gave the kids a chance to have fun with cats that aren't sick of the torture (ha ha!) and teach a few valuable lessons. Of course Elizabeth asked if we could take more cats home, but all in all I think she felt good about giving the kitties some food and giving them some love as well.

Saving - Free Limeade Sparkler @ Taco Bell

First 500,000, print your coupon now! Sounds refreshing for these nice Spring days we are finally having!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Saving - Happy Hour, Now FREE Shakes?!

Have you been to Sonic for Happy Hour yet? Every day between 2-4 PM they offer 1/2 price drinks, which includes their real fruit slushes! YUMMY! I can purchase 3 small real fruit slushes for around $1.70! What a great money savey stop for a special treat for the family.

Well, now they are offering FREE real ice cream shakes!

From now until the end of June, they are offering a buy one get one free on their real ice cream shakes! And what's even cooler about this deal? You can opt for a coupon for the free shake if you don't want both at the same time!!!

The local Sonic here in Sioux Falls sells these shakes for about $2.09 plus tax. Indulge!!

Saving - Quiznos for Lunch or Supper?

Here is a coupon for buy one get one free. It expires 5/25/10.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Living - Child's Play Toys

If you are looking for something to do with the kiddos on Tuesday, drive downtown to locally owned, Child's Play Toys for a book reading at 10 AM. More info here.

I have yet to get into this store, but I will!!!

Living - Jiffy, Free Cookbook

Jiffy Mix is offering a free cookbook. Copy and paste this link to request yours.

Saving - Victoria's Secret Free Panty

Go on over to facebook and snag yourself a coupon for a free panty (this must be the day of thongs! ha!) valued around $10.50!

Saving - Old Navy Flip Flops $1!

If you are in to flip flops, Old Navy is having their $1 Flip Flop sale on 5/22! Does anyone still call them thongs? I find myself calling them that and then I get corrected. When did that change?! :-)

Saving - Payless

Are you going to be out shopping for new sandels or just need new shoes? Here is a $5 off $25 purchase coupon good at Payless.

Saving - Bengay

Summer sporting season has begun or will start soon. Just in time, Bengay has released a $5 off 1 coupon!

Living - Topps Sport Cards for Good Grades!

Check this out! Triple Play Sports Cards on Western Ave will give kids a free sports card gift every time they bring in a new report card to the store! If you aren't from Sioux Falls or want more info here is a full list of details and participating stores around the country.

(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Saving - $.95 Pillsbury Coupon

Here is a $.95 off 1 Pillsbury Sweet Roll Coupon. I've seen the small ones go on sale at HyVee for $1, so you could get one for $.05!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Living - Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil

For a free sample, go here and enter your information!

Saving - Archivers Coupons

Are you a scrapper or card maker? Do you live near an Archivers or heading to a city that has one? Here are some coupons for your shopping trip! I need to make it to Omaha or the Cities one of these days. I love this store!!

Savings - New Target Coupons

There are several new coupons available at today. Several of them are Target Web coupons, which means you can stack them with manufacturer coupons for additional savings! Some examples include:

Free 6 pk Jell-O refrigerated snacks with purchase of two, combine with $.75 off Jell-O gelatin snack coupon here. (should be able to use 3 coupons in addition to the Target one)

Free Multipack 100 calorie Nabisco snacks with purchase of three, combine with facebook's B1G1 coupons here.

B2G1 Free Kraft Salad Dressings, combine with $.55 off 1 coupon from last week's paper.

$1 off dove personal care product (body wash, body mist or deodorant), combine with $1.25 off or $1.50 off coupon here.

There are several more out there, this should get you started!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Living - Disney Movie Rewards

Have you heard of Disney Movie Rewards? If you haven't, you should go over here and sign up! With every Disney movie purchase you enter in a code to earn points. You can also earn points by taking easy surveys, etc. Anyway, all these points lead to free prizes. And these prizes are pretty exciting! Check it out.

And if you plan on signing up or have already, here is a free code for you to enter!


Living - Free Sample of Glue Dots

Do you like to scrapbook or craft? Here is a chance to request a free sample of glue dots! Just click on the "emailed" link on their page and fill out the form!

Saving - Kmart - Cereal As Low As $1.25!

I know this is kind of late in the week to be sharing this, but the deal just came to me through an email from Kmart...a light went on! :-) Kmart has cereal 5 for $10 or $2 each. This is a good price on it's own, as it covers a wide variety of cereals: Post, Kelloggs, General Mills. I shared some coupons earlier this week for the HyVee tent sale that can be used. The best deal would come from the $1.50 off two here. This would make the cereal $1.25 a piece.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Saving - **NEW** Huggies coupon

Huggies released a new $3 off coupon link on Facebook today. Go here to print.

Living - Boss's Pizza & Chicken

Don't feel like making lunch or supper this weekend? Want to buy local? Give Boss's Pizza & Chicken a try! They currently have a carryout special going on for a Large - 2 Topping pizza just $9!

Their pizza is pretty tastey. And again, they are it's nice to support local as much as possible, right!

They have 2 convenient locations.

Saving - Discount on Kid's Clothes at Target

Target has the cutest clothes for the kiddos. I can't seem to go to that store without checking out what is new in the clothing section. The prices are reasonable as well. Well, even better, there is a coupon for $5 off $30 kid's apparel purchase available here. This coupon is also available in the catalog they sent out this week, if you got that. The coupon will make for an even better deal. Don't you have some summer clothes to buy?! Sorry, I just gave my excuse to go shopping! :-)

Saving - Sara Lee Deli Meats

"Like" Sara Lee on facebook and get a $2 off coupon. Remember, you can print twice.

Saving - $3 Huggies Coupon, Oh My!

The $3 off Huggies coupon is back. You may find it here. This is a great high value coupon all by itself. But paired with a sale or even a Target coupon, makes this a really great coupon!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Saving - Nivea Products

It's Happy Hour all summer long with Nivea on Facebook. Go here for some coupons. And check back every Thursday at 3 PM C.S.T. for more offers on Facebook!

Saving - Melting Pot of Coupons/Deals

Today's melting pot includes:

Several new Target printable coupons -
some include: $.50 off Nexcare Kids Bandages (combine with $1 off here)
$.50 off Wet Ones, $5 off a $25 Barbie purchase, etc.

Did anyone get the Target booklet in the mail? There are several of these new coupons included in the booklet! Remember you can combine manufacturer coupons with Target coupons for even better deals!!

Bath & Body Works -
There are 2 coupons available. Here for a free travel size item with any purchase (think cheap). And here for Free Signature Item with a $10 purchase.

More Printables at -
some include $5 off LeapFrog Leapster Learning Game (pair with the possible price cuts at Target you may be able to get a game for as low as $2.99!), B1G1 Free Pedigree wet dog food, etc.

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat -
Here is a $1 off coupon. These are on sale now at HyVee 2 for $6, so you could get them for as low as $2!

Living - Free Samples

Here are a few samples you can register for:

True Lemon, Lime and Orange mix for water.

Playtex Sport Tampons

Purex Complete 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets

(Thanks Coupon Geek!)

Poise Pad Sample pack

(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Saving - Dr Pepper Coupon

Here is a coupon for $.60 off a 2 Liter or 12 pack! Combine this with the current tent sale at HyVee and you could get a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper for $1.80! (You can print this coupon twice per computer)
(Thanks Mojo Savings!)

Saving - Free 14.5 oz Bottle Suave Professionals

Go here now (top right corner) and fill out your information to receive a coupon valid for one free bottle of Suave Professionals! My understanding is they are giving away 100,000 bottles. Word is, this was on Rachel Ray yesterday, so act quick if you want to secure your coupon!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Living - What to do this Weekend?

Not much for scheduled events this weekend that I'm aware of - if anyone has any please contact me so that I can pass them along. Here are a few suggestions:

Friday, May 14

Barnes & Noble 7 PM - Storytime - Flowers and Gardens

Parent's Nite Out - while children hang with Burnnie (sounds interesting? Does anyone have anymore info on this?) Click on events and then Parent's Nite Out.


Old Courthouse Museaum - Exhibits include: Underwear a Brief History, Bushels of Corn, etc.

Living - Are You Expecting or Know Someone Who Is?

Here is an interesting freebie, a free First Hugs Baby Blanket. No cost, no shipping. This offer will probably go fast.

(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)

Saving - Starbucks 1/2 Price Frappuccinos!

Go to your nearest participating Starbucks between 3-5 PM now until May 16th for your half-price Frappuccinos!

Saving - ConAgra Product Coupon

Here is a $1.50 off 4 coupon for ConAgra products. If you have printed this before, it has reset so you should be able to print again.

Some products include:
Peter Pan
Chef Boyardee
Healthy Choice

There is also a current offer for with $10 in ConAgra product purchase, you can send in to receive $25 in money saving coupons. Go here for the form.

Saving - Free 7-up?

Quick, get over here before the prints are gone for a $1 off 7-up coupon, which could mean free 7-up! When I say hurry, I mean hurry this one will go fast!!

Saving - Stonyfield Ice Cream

Organic ice cream from Stonyfield. I have to be honest, I haven't tried it yet, but sounds yummy. Just might let the weather warm up a bit before I try it! Here is a coupon for $.75 off strawberry licious. Sign in or register.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Saving - $3 off Ni Hao, Kai Lan Target Coupon

There is currently a $3 off 2 Ni Hao, Kai Lan products at Target on their website. This coupon is good on toys, books, apparel.

Deal Scenarios:
Buy two Ni Hao, Kai Lan Tag Books $7.99 (on price cut)
use 2 - $5 off Tag coupon
and $3 Target Ni Hao, Kai Lan coupon
= $2.98 or $1.49 ea.

Buy 1 Ni Hao, Kai Lan Tag Book $7.99 (on price cut)
use $5 Tag coupon
Buy 1 package of 3 Ni Hao, Kai Lan undies $3.59
and $3 Target Ni Hao, Kai Lan coupon
= $3.58 or $1.79 ea.

Buy 1 Ni Hao, Kai Lan early reader book approx $3.99
Buy 1 package of 3 Ni Hao, Kai Lan undies $3.59
and $3 Target Ni Hao, Kai Lan coupon

= $3.40 or $1.70 ea.

Think birthday and Christmas gifts!

If anyone locates and other deal scenarios, please share!

Saving - Women's Crocs for $14.99 shipped!

Check it out, you can get a pair of women's crocs for $14.99! Go here to pick out your style, choose from flip flops, clogs or slide ons. (make sure when you click on which style you want you are choosing women's sizes, I nearly bought myself a man's size shoe!)

Pick your shoe, add it to your shopping cart. At check out add coupon code PREPAIR1499 (all caps), apply it to bring the show down from $34.99-$39.99 to $14.99. Then apply coupon code springfreeship to get FREE shipping! The free shipping doesn't apply until you near the end of check out.

(Thanks Hip2Save!)

Saving - Falls Food

Have you heard of If you haven' you should check it out! You can 'register' daily to win gift cards just by clicking on your favorite businesses. Then check out the business pages, as they offer recipes, coupons, special notifications! For example, Cleavers has a $5 off $25 coupon available on their page! Check it out today!

Saving - LeapFrog Tag Book

Go here for your $5 off coupon!! It doesn't expire until 6/30/10, so this will make for a great deal with a good sale.

UPDATE: I was at Target today and found that the Leap Frog Tag books are on price cut for $9.99! This is a pretty good price. There were even a couple that were $7.99.

Has anyone else seen better prices or sales on these books?

Saving - HyVee Tent Sale Quick Trip

Here is a quick trip made to the HyVee tent sale for some "extras". Here my total was $11.65 before coupons. After $6 in coupons, my total was $5.65 or 55% savings. Again these purchases were good deals before adding the coupons!

Saving - Sunday's Target Trip

Okay, so some of my readers have requested pictures of shopping trips so they can SEE the savings! I will post a couple of my most recent trips. Please feel free to send me pictures with a description of your savings trips and I will start posting those as well.

Here is a picture of my Sunday Target Trip. I spent just over $13 (a box of 4 Smuckers Crustables didn't make the picture). Just in coupons I saved $24! This is a 65% savings!!! This does not include the fact that several of the items I purchased were on good sales as well.

Saving - Evenflo Baby Items

Click here for some Evenflo baby item coupons:
$1 off Evenflo Purely Comfi Bottle, Cozy Bottle or Mimi Pacifier
$2 off Evenflo Smart Steps Infant Feeding Bowl or Snack Stackers
$2 off Evenflo Magic Labels

There is also a coupon for the Evenflo breastpump here.

Saving - Hobby Lobby 40% off Coupon

Get your 40% off coupon here. This has got to be one of my favorite stores, by far!

Saving - Free First-Aid Kit from Johnson & Johnson

Go here for more info to get your free first-aid kid with purchases from Band-Aid, Neosporin or Purell.

There is also 3 - $2 coupons available via mail in form as well. Click on the 'Free Coupon Savings' button.

Saving - Free Panty @ Lane Bryant

Check out the details here to get your free panty from Lane Bryant! Last week I got in on the free cami! What great giveaways from Lane Bryant!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Saving - Melting Pot of Coupons/Deals

$1/1 Lysol product

$1.50/2 General Mills Cereal (note there are some of these on the HyVee tent sale)

$1 Airwick product

$1 of Tropicana product Trop50

$1.25 off Dove Bodywash and $1.50 off Dove Antipersperant or body mist here

Saving - Free Infusium Hair Care at Kmart?

This week Infusium is on a B1G1 Free Sale. Use 2 of the $3 off coupons that were in Sunday's paper, you should be able to get 2 free!

Saving - Freebie Samples

Here are a few freebies available right now. Always fun to get free stuff in the mail to try out!

Old Spice Odor Blocker Bodywash click here.

Dove Ultimate Deoderant click here.

Secret Clinical Strength Deoderant click here.

Living - Rain, Rain, Go Away!

I think that a week of rainy, cold weather is enough! How about you? I have run out of things to keep my little ones busy and am experiencing some high intesity cabin fever!

What do you do to keep your little ones busy? What are your favorite rainy day activities? Please share in the comments.

A few things new we have done:
Bring the outside toys in (ie. Tricycle, other mobile toddler vehicles, etc)
Pots and Pans Band - this can get really loud. We get out the pots and pans and the wooden spoons and cause all the rackit we can! And whoever gave my kids a tamberine must not have kids!
Pillow Slide - building a slide out of body pillows and other pillows down the couch. (I'm certain my husband will be real enthused with this one.

Living - Jose Cuervo Freebies??

Go here to request your free cuervo gear. You can choose from several items, including maragarita glass, margarita pitcher, Salt Rimmer, $5 Mail in Rebate, etc. Sounds like you can go here weekly to request an item.

As a side note, I recently picked up Jose Cuervo margarita mix from Tayler's Pantry and it included a $3 Mail in Rebate!! Nothing like Margarita fun on a budget!

Saving - HyVee Tent Sale

A few good deals worthy of noting.... (I shopped at East 10th St - deals can vary by store)
Kelloggs Cereal 4/$9 or $2.25 ea.
$.55 off Original Cheerios
here or here
$.55 off Chocolate Cheerios
as low as $1.50 per box!
Chex Mix - several flavors - 3 for $4 or $1.34 ea.
$.55/1 here
as low as $.79 ea!

Pepsi Products 12 pack 5 for $12

Ziploc containers, several sizes to choose from $.99 ea.
$1.50/2 coupon (a previous Sunday paper)
as low as $.22 ea!

Wheat Thins 4 for $9 or $2.25 ea.
here - facebook coupon, scroll down on the left hand side you will see it
as low as $1.25 ea!

Hormel Pepperoni 2 for $5 or $2.50 ea
as low as $1.95 ea!

Hormel Bacon Bits 2 for $5 or $2.50 ea
as low as $2.25 ea!

There are several other products (Dawn dishsoap, Cascade, Fiber One, Nature Valley, Tidy Cat litter, etc!) that would have had coupons in Sunday papers or online recently. Make a good deal into an even better deal by utilizing coupns at the tent sale!

Saving - Bath & Body Works

Here is a coupon for a free Signature Collection item with $10 purchase.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Living - New Children's Clothing Store

I was at the mall this morning with the kiddos and happened upon a new store that just opened on Wednesday for kids clothes. I would compare it to Children's place with cuteness and price. Check out their website here. Unfortunately no coupons to do get a $10 off $50 purchase for online shopping. Maybe soon something will come and then I can shop, shop, shop!!!