Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saving - Holiday Clearance Sales!

There are several stores busy offering clearance prices on their holiday merchandise.  Below I have put together some of my findings.  I have also included a list of coupons you may want to clip and take with you if you are going out.

Please feel free to leave your clearance findings in the comments.  I would love to hear what you are all finding!  And if you have other favorite stores that I have not included, leave a comment with your findings as well!!

Hobby Lobby - 66% off Christmas items. I just love grabbing baking items (like sprinkles, cupcake wrappers, frostings) and craft items! And don't forget cute ornaments!

HyVee - It appeared most items left from their Christmas supply were marked down by 75% off.  I hope you find the same.  It seems many HyVees may price on different schedules.  The other day (when it was 50% off) I found holiday themed reusable shopping bags marked to $.50.  I am thinking these will make cute (and GREEN) gift bags next Christmas.  And at $.50, it will be harder to find gift bags this size for that price!

Michael's - Items marked down to 75% off. Enjoy grabbing the "stocking stuffer" items that are originally $1, now just $.25. Items like crayons, notepads and more are good any time of year for birthdays, spare of the moment projects, etc!

Shopko - Christmas items are marked anywhere from 50-75% off.  There are several clothing items marked down up to 60% off as well.  (Note: Be weary of their signage, it can be confusing!)

Target - went 70% off on all Christmas items, aside from a few select candy items still sitting at 30% off.  However, many candy items are included in the 70% off!

Toys are also beginning to be marked on clearance 30-50% off.  Am holding out yet again for those hot 70% clearance sales to get stocked up for birthdays/Christmas for 2012!

Walmart - some items are trickling in at 75% off on Christmas items, as others are still sitting at 50%.

Toys are also being marked down to 50% off. 

Holiday Clearance Shopping Tips:
*Don't take prices for face value.  It doesn't hurt to scan prices, you just may be surprised to find it is less than what the sign indicates (and it saves you from any negative surprises at the register)
*Scan aisles for "holiday themed" items that may not have been moved to the designated clearance section.  Things like Ziploc baggies, Kleenex, Aluminum Foil, soaps, etc!  If you locate some, SCAN THEM!  (I located 15 ct gallon size Ziploc baggies in the normal aisle at Walmart tonight, no sign, for just $.56.  There are coupons for $1.50/2 that made these Free!)
*Check for shopping carts loaded with items just sitting around the clearance area.  Now of course, be sure they are not a fellow shoppers first!  These are typically return carts or carts of items being moved over to the clearance area.  You just might find those special items that no one else has yet. 
*Relax and Have Fun!  It can get chaotic in some stores around the clearance aisles.  Don't let others ruin your fun of bargain shopping!  Enjoy yourself!

Coupons you may want to bring:
Reynolds Aluminum Foil 11/13 SS
Ziploc Baggies $1.50/2 or $1/2 12/4 SS or 11/20 RP
Ziploc Containers $1.50/2 12/4 SS or 11/20 RP
Ghiradelli (target cpn) $1/2 here
Nestle Christmas Characters Cookies $1/1 12/4 RP (found these marked to $1.75 at Target)
Pillsbury Cookie Dough $1/2 12/4 SS or 11/13 GM (also marked down at Target)
Kleenex Hand Towels $.75/1 12/4 SS
Scotch Tape $1/3 8/7 SS (expires today)
*Leave a comment if you know of others!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Saving - Coupon Grab Bag!

There is a great listing of new coupons out there!  Here is a small list of them, hope you find something to grab.

Alexia frozen product $1/1 here on Facebook

Barilla Pasta $1/1 here
*On sale this week at HyVee and I believe on price cut at Target

Beachnut coupons here

Honey Bunches of Oats $1/1 here
*On sale this week at HyVee for $2.68, so just $1.68 after coupon!

Lifesavers bottle product $1/1 here

Nivea Lip Care product $1/1 here

Oscar Mayer Lunchables with fruit $1/1 here

People Magazine $2/1 here

Popchips ( the BBQ!) $1/1 here on Facebook

Quaker Life Cereal $1/2 here

Skinny Cow Candy Bars (click on Get Nestle Coupons) Buy 1 Get 1 Free - here

Wet Ones canisters or singles $.75/1 here
*great on travel size

Saving - Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale!

Just a reminder that Bath & Body Works is hosting their semi-annual sale now, where you can find several things marked down up to 75%!

This is one of the times of year I try to stock up on the products I love and love to give.

Shopping in-store, grab this $10 off $40 purchase coupon to help you out!

Rather shop online?  Here are some codes:
10WINTER11 - score $10 off a $30 purchase
GIFT20 - 20% off your order
Free Shipping with $50 purchase

And don't forget to shop through Ebates and you will earn 3% cashback!  Not a member of Ebates, it is easy and free to sign up!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Saving - HyVee Matchups + 1 Day Sale Today (12/29)!

HyVee is having a 1-day sale today (12/29).  There are a couple noteables.

7-Up 2-liter $.59

Frito Corn Chips $1.88

HyVee Ice Cream $1.48

Xtra Laundry Detergent $2
Use $1/2 11/13 SS
= $1.50 each wyb 2

For this week's ad, head on over here for a full-ad matchup.  Top picks are below:

Wholly Guacamole dips $2.50
Use $1/1 here
= $1.50

Deans Dips $1.50
Use $1/1 Deans Pretzel Dip here (if included)
= $.50

Keebler Crackers, select varieties $1.88
Use $1/2 11/13 or 12/11 RP or here
= $1.38 each wyb 2

Pillsbury Grands Frozen Bicuits or Rolls $2.68
Use $1/1 here
= $1.68

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Living - Merry Christmas!

As you may have noticed, I have been absent from the blog! Been busy catching up and enjoying time with family!!  I hope you are doing the same!  I have just filled the stockings and am getting ready to go to bed.  I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

I will be away from the blog for a few more days, as I get to enjoy some much longed for time with friends and family.  I hope you will rejoin me late next week.  Hit those after Christmas clearance sales, plan for your New Year's bashes and resolutions (yikes)!

Merry Christmas!

- Anna

Friday, December 23, 2011

Saving - Free Jamocha Shake From Arby's!

Head on over here and grab a coupon good for a Free small Jamocha Shake from Arby's through 12/31/11.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saving - In The Harty Kitchen: Super Easy Dipped Pretzel Sticks!

Through all the yummy goodies in my kitchen, my son's favorite are the dipped pretzel sticks.  I think this kid would eat 10 a day if I were not looking.  These little diddys make a quick and easy treat to share with guests or use as a sweet and salty gift for a special someone on your list.

What you will need:
1 bag pretzel sticks (be sure to check for bags with the least broken ones!)
1/2 block white or chocolate bark
festive sprinkles, M&Ms, colored sugars, etc

Lay out wax paper.  Melt bark according to instructions on package.  Simple dip sticks into bark, covering 1/3 to 1/2 of stick.  Sprinkle or decorate immediately.  Lay on wax paper to dry.  That's it! 

A few notes and thoughts:
*I find it easier just to use my spoon to "frost" the pretzel stick rather than dipping.  Maybe a personal preference, but it seems to go faster and wastes less bark.
*If you have broken pretzel sticks consider dipping each end (amount to cover will depend on the size of the broken piece).  I found this to really look cute, especially when decorated with sprinkles.  And it makes use of those frustrating broken pieces. ha!
*Simply take a few sticks, wrap in saran wrap and tie with a riboon.  Makes a cute gift for friends, coworkers and more!  In the pictures, I included one stick dipped in white and one dipped in brown chocolate. 

Saving - HyVee Top Picks & Ad Matchup!

A quiet week so far at HyVee.  Was thinking they might sneak some deals in, but not so much.  Below are my top picks and head on over here for a full ad matchup.

Coke 12 pack products 4/$11 with in-ad HyVee coupon
Use $2/4 Manufacturer coupon found in Lewis ad 2 weeks ago
= 4 packs for $9

Ok....that's it.  Sorry, not much going on!

Saving - Shopko: Purchase Pillow Pet Get Wee Pillow Pet Free & More!

Shopko Kid's Deals of the Week! ALL TOYS ON SALE!!!  One of my favorite deals:

Purchase a Pillow Pet for $19.99, get a Pillow Pet Pee Wee Pet Free ($12.99 value)!

If you are shopping online, no code is necessary.  Simply add one Pillow Pet and one Pee Wee Pet to your shopping cart and the Pee Wee Pet will automatically adjust to $0.
Note: Score Free Shipping with $75 or more purchase.

Saving - Old Navy $10 for $20 Voucher!

Groupon is offering up the *hot* Old Navy deal again!  Grab a voucher good for $20 worth of merchandise at Old Navy for just $10.  This deal is valid at all participating Old Navy stores!

Check out the details here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Saving - Macy's $10 Off $25 Purchase Coupon!

Go ahead over here and grab a coupon good for $10 off a $25 purchase at Macy's today and tomorrow!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Living - Getting Organized - Holiday Version!

With under a week to go, it is helpful to take some steps to getting organized.  Whether it is a to do list, a check list, finishing up your baking, ensuring things are delivered on time and so on, there are certainly things we need to make sure and get done to finish up in time.

What are your favorite holiday organizational tips?  Please share below in the comments!

I implemented one very important organizational method a few years back that I plan to stick with.  When it comes to wrapping presents I utilize 3 rolls of wrapping paper.  1) My immediate family (hubby + kids), 2) My husband's parent's side 3) My parent's side.

By utilizing 3 separate patterns on the paper, it makes it easy to grab gifts from under the tree and know which ones go with us on which date/time/location!  No more roaming through the gift tags 3 or 4 times to make sure they are packed in the right box.  Plus once they are loaded in the vehicle and we arrive at our first destination we know which box of gifts to grab without digging!

Thanks to Betterway Home Books, you can head on over here and download a Free E-book on Holiday Organizing Tips.  It is a quick read and there are a few tips I have written down to utilize now and in the future!  Additionally, there are some great reminder tips!

Saving - JC Penney Gift Card Bonus Card!

Sunday's JC Penney ad boasts a gift card deal, which may come in handy while out shopping last minute deals!

Grab 3 $20 JC Penney Gift Cards and receive a Free $5 bonus card.  These appear to be in special packs.  And I cannot quite tell from the picture, however it looks as if the $5 bonus card will need to be used during a certain period of dates.  (I did try calling them to verify information, however was transferred a few time and I gave up when the kids started fighting. Lol)

Worth checking out.  I plan on purchasing the $60 in gift cards and then using them for the purchases I will be making this week. 

Saving - K-Cups Deal at Target!

Photo Credit: Totally Target
Per reader request, I have been keeping my eyes open for a deal on K-Cups.  This is one of the best I have seen so far.  I don't personally use these products, so I hope those of you that do find this helpful!  Leave me your feedback. :-)  What's a good deal on K-Cups?!

There is currently an unadvertised gift card deal at Target, where you purchase 2 of select K-Cup products, you will receive a $5 gift card!

Deal Scenarios
Buy 2 Starbucks K-Cups 16 ct pkgs ($11.99) =$23.98Use two $1.50/1 11/20 SS
= $20.98

Receive $5 Gift Card
= $15.98 for 2 or $7.98 each or like saving over 45% ($14.99 regular price)

Buy 2 Millstone K-Cups 18 ct pkgs ($11.99) =$23.98-$4.00 (use two $2/1 Millstone Coffee 12/11 or 10-23 RP
= $19.98

Receive $5 gift card
= $14.98 for 2 or $7.49 each

Thanks, TotallyTarget!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saving - Target Gift Card w/Free Lego Set!

If you are buying Target gift cards, keep your eyes peeled for this fun gift card option.  It is a Lego set that can create 3 different figures.  The gift card is slid in the back of the package.  The minimum you can add to the gift card is $5.

I picked up a couple and plan on slipping the gift cards out of the back to give as gifts and the Lego sets can go in the kid's stockings!

I noticed these located by the checkouts and in a couple other locations throughout the store.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Living - Random Fun This Weekend!

Can you believe it is just a little over a week until Christmas?  If you are not busy scurrying around this weekend preparing for next weekend, there are certainly a number of things you could do with the kids/family this weekend in and around Sioux Falls.  Enjoy some quality time!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

*Kids in the Kitchen at Sycamore HyVee for ages 5-11.  Several activities for $10.  Pre-registration necessary.

*Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic 10 AM - here

*Santa Visits 37th & Minnesota Hyvee 10 AM - 2 PM, grab a free bottle Coke for first 300 and free picture with Santa

*Santa Visits 26th & Sycamore HyVee 4-8 PM, grab a free bottle Coke for first 300 and free picture with Santa

*Family Storytime at Main Branch Library 11 AM - here

*Living Nativity at Southern Hills United Methodist Church 6:30-9 PM - here

*Model Railroad Open House 10 AM - 4 PM - here

*Sea & Sky Saturday at Sertoma Butterfly House 10 AM - 2 PM - here

*Christmas at the Western Mall 5:30-9:30 PM - here

*Santa's Workshop at The Bridges at 57th 2-4 PM - here

*Art Moms Holiday Boutique 10 AM - 7 PM - here
*Santa at Shriver's Square downtown 11 AM -4 PM - here

*Free Horsedrawn Wagon Rides downtown 12-4 PM - here

*Winter Wonderland at Falls Park - drive through Falls park viewing all the lights

*Living Nativity at Canton Lutheran Church 5:30 - 7 PM - here

*Kung Fu Panda 2 free viewing at Vermillion theatre 1 PM & 3 PM - here

*Santa Visits 49th & Louise Hyvee 10 AM - 2 PM, grab a free bottle Coke for first 300 and free picture with Santa

*Santa Visits E 10th St HyVee 4-8 PM, grab a free bottle Coke for first 300 and free picture with Santa

*Winter Wonderland at Falls Park - drive through Falls park viewing all the lights

*Art Moms Holiday Boutique 1-5 PM - here
*Christmas at the Western Mall 5:30-9:30 PM - here

*Santa Visits Scheels from 1-4 PM
*Living Nativity at Canton Lutheran Church 5:30 - 7 PM - here

Saving - LOCALS: Lewis Drug M&M Candy Stocking Stuffers $.47!

Do you still have your $1/2 Mars holiday candy coupon I posted about here?

If so, you will be happy to know that Lewis has their M&Ms novelty candy on sale Friday (12/16) and Saturday (12/17) for just $.97, so just $.47 each when you buy 2!

Even if you don't have a coupon, this is a pretty nice price for these as they typically run $1.50-$1.99 at other places.

These will make great stocking stuffers!

Living - All It Takes Is A Simple Act of Random Kindness!

I look forward to mid-month Fridays each month, as it is our monthly MOPS meeting.  I am newer to this group, however have grown to thoroughly enjoy it ever more each month.  It gives me the little "break" from being Mommy to focus on my spiritual self and hang with some fabulous ladies. 

Before I left for our meeting this morning, I read this article about  people who are annonymously paying off Kmart layaways for folks.  It left me with a warm fuzzy.  

Coincidentally (?) in our group meeting today, we touched on 'random acts of kindness'.  What a fabulous topic, during a special time of year.  Simple or ellaborate, genuine acts......randomly applied to strangers, acquaintances or loved ones.  Sounds wonderful, doesn't it?!

During our discussion, I was mentally taking note of how I was going to spread the gift of hope and what actions I could take to spread joy through random acts of kindess.  I knew this was something that would be fabulous to blog as well!  Oh, so excited!

Following MOPS, my little guy and I ran a couple quick errands and decided to stop at the McDonald's drive thru to grab a cheeseburger meal to share.  My mind again, back on my busy weekend ahead.

I slowly crept up to the busy McDonald's drive thru ordering our #2 meal.  Of course, my son who is in the back seat is insisting that we get a toy and I was busy trying to explain to him why today was not a toy kind of day. (We've all been there before, right) :-)  I get up to the first window to pay for our meal and begin handing over my payment when the young gal hands me a receipt and a small note and tells me that my meal had been paid for by the car ahead of me.


How I wanted to skip the second window and speed off and thank the lady in front of me for her gesture of kindness.  And it dawned on me that someone had just shared a little joy with a stranger, and I was that lucky stranger.  And oh the joy that person must have felt knowing they had made someone's day.  The joy they must feel deep inside imagining how I reacted knowing my meal had been paid for unexpectedly.  And how full their heart must feel.

Thank you, to the gal in the white grand prix that drove away ahead of me.  Your kindness, joy and hope will be paid forward....for sure!

Was this coincidence?  I mean, the article, we had just talked about random acts of kindness at MOPS and then just a half hour following the meeting, I was finding myself the receiver of a random act of kindness.

Wow!  I'm still in awe.  His majesty is amazing.

It is this time of year that we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of our 'to do' list and our 'to wish' list and we can easily get distracted and forget about the simple things.  Waiting a few extra seconds to hold a door for someone walking a ways behind us, grabbing a grocery cart from someone who is finishing loading their groceries in their car, baking an extra dozen cookies so that we can share with a newly widowed neighbor, taking the time to make eye contact and smile at a stranger, sending an extra Christmas card to someone you know may be ill this holiday season. Simple things that remind us of the meaning behind the season.

My hope is that you too will find 'my day' inspiring to do something 'extra'.  Something within your means, whether it is simple or ellaborate.  Below is a list compiled from a previous list I have shared and a few extras from this mornings MOPS meeting and a couple I thought of while contemplating what I might do. 

I would love to hear your random acts of kindness and ideas.  And if you are the receiver of a random act of kindness, please share that too!  Please leave your comments below.

*Bake some goodies for a neighbor
*Pay a compliment to someone
*Grab someone's shopping cart for them when they are finished, saving them an extra trip.
*Write a thank you note (even easier a thank you email)
*Surprise a stranger with a flower
*Pay for someone's meal behind you in the drive thru - or even a designated amount. Ie. Pay $5 towards their meal.
*Share some coupon love - give others coupons that you know they can use :-)
*SMILE - at anyone, everyone! You never know who might be needing even just that little bit of love to make it through to the next day!
*Donate your extras to those in need

*Send cards made by your children to those sick in the hospital this holiday season (drop them off at the front desk and inform them to share them with folks they think might need them most)
*Visit a nursing/care home and bring small gifts, goodies, cards, etc for those that may not have family near them.
*Say something nice to someone.  A great example this morning was to compliment someone on how well behaved their child was.  Think of how great that feels as a parent when someone tells you that, repay another parent with the compliment.
*Forgive someone
*Cook a meal for someone
*Scoop someone's snow (when we get some) :-)
*Write a letter to someone that has made a difference in your life
*Thank your parents
*Leave a sticky note on someone's windshield saying kind words (example: You are someone special)
*Randomly send an extra Christmas card to an address in the phone book, go even further and include a gift card (even as little as $5 is a great surprise)
*Offer friends a couple hours of free childcare while they finish shopping, cleaning or treat themselves to something fun
*Leave a note for your significant other (like a sticky note on the bathroom mirror or on the steering wheel of their car)

You never know how much of an impact your random act of kindness will have on the receiver.  It just may be that ray of sunshine they are needing at that moment in their lives.  And I can tell you the feeling you have by following through on a random act of kindness will be well worth it!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Living - Homemade Crochet Necklaces $8 Proceeds to Fight Breast Cancer!

Are you looking for a special gift to give that special lady on your list this year or maybe looking for a unique birthday gift, thank you gift, etc?  Here is a great gift to consider.  A South Dakota breast cancer survivor, Jean, is crocheting necklaces to help raise money for breast cancer awareness/research.

Her beautiful, handmade necklaces sell for just $8.  This includes if you are needing it mailed.  And all proceeds go to breast cancer causes.

Head on over to her new Facebook page to "like" the page and contact her today (see info tab) to order your necklace!  There are several colors to choose from.

Read her story or watch her video on!

Saving - Target: $10 Gift Card w/$75 Purchase (No Coupon)!

According to the Target Facebook page, you will be able to score a $10 gift card on Friday 5 PM through Saturday at Noon, when your purchase reaches $75!

No coupon necessary! 

Saving - JC Penney $10 off $25 Purchase Coupon! Plus Check Your Mail!

Just in time for some final days of shopping, JC Penney is offering up a great coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase!  The coupon is good Thursday (12/15) through Saturday (12/17).

Can't make it in-store, check out the deals online and use coupon code: INAHURRY to snag the same deal!  Choose in-store pick up for Free delivery! 

Plus I wanted to just note that I also recently received a nice coupon from JC Penney in my mailbox for $10 off a $10 purchase, I used to receive the $10 off $25 purchase!  So if you typically get mailings, be sure to check your junk mail! :-)  Love these great coupons! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Saving - Free $10 Gift From!!

I was just catching up on some of my "junk email" and cleaning out my inbox.  Well, I am certainly glad I did.  I found an email from with a free $10 voucher set to expire tomorrow!

I wanted to post this for all of you that may be on's email list.  You too may find an email with a free $10 code.  I just picked up a 4 issue subscription to Simple & Delicious ($8.99) for free!  I love a magazine that offers recipes!  Now, I did debate on getting one of the nephews a subscription to Sports Illustrated for Kids but I decided to spoil myself. ha ha!

Let us know if you too got this email and what you decided to grab with your $10!

Saving - Hair Feathers Deal As Low As $5.50 (+Shipping)!

Wow!  Another great deal from Plum District today!  I have been thinking about grabbing some hair feathers for my daughter and had yet to find a deal on them.   But I have now and am pretty excited about this one!

Plum district has a deal where you can grab $30 worth of Hair Feathers from Picasso for just $15!

*Plus since this is a "local" deal for the Dallas area, but available to anyone, you can use code: local30 to score 30% off at checkout, making it just $10.50!

*AND - if you are new to Plum District, you will earn a $5 credit just for signing up that you can use on this deal!  That's just $5.50! 

*Note that shipping is a $5 fee once you hop on the website to order. 

*In case you are wondering: I was able to order 2 packages of 5, so a total of 10 feathers for just $5 shipping on the site with my Plum District voucher!  I'm hoping to receive these in time for Christmas (shipping on their site says 5-7 business days) to throw in my daughter's stocking!  She most likely won't be getting all 10 to play with, but we will save the extras to possibly put in her birthday goodie bags!

Saving - $50 Worth of Scrapbooking Supplies Shipped For As Low As $16!

You know someone that enjoys scrapbooking?  Love it yourself?  Here is a great deal on scrapbooking supplies!

Plum District (Las Vegas - but available for everyone) is offering $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies and Free shipping for $30!

Plus when you use code: local30 at checkout, you will save 30%!  That brings the deal down to $21.

And, if you are new to Plum District, you will earn a $5 credit just for signing up!  So that knocks this deal down to just $16 for $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies and free shipping!

The scrapbooker on your list will love you for this one!  They can choose anything from Cricut cartridges, stickers and markers to adhesives and blank cards!  I have mine already spent in my head! lol!

Saving - Caribou $2 Medium Hot Drinks Today!

Caribou is celebrating their birthday today (12/14).  So with the coupon over here on their Facebook page, you can grab any Medium Hot Drink for just $2 today!  You may also show the coupon on your phone instead of printing.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saving - FujiFilm 5x Digital Camera Bundle Pack $69.99 + Free Zhu Zhu Pet & Free Shipping! Plus Toys Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off!

Shopko Electronics SALE! All Cameras & Hundreds of more Electronics on Sale! FREE SHIPPING w/ a $50 Purchase!

Grab a cute Fujifilm Camera, with 4GB Fuji SD Card and camera case for $69.99. Plus get a Free Zhu Zhu pet and Free Shipping!

The Fujifilm AX300 Camera Bundle Pack is on sale for $79.99. 
*Get $10 off a $75 purchase when you use code: THANKS75
Note: Be sure to add all items in cart first before adding code, or free shipping may not show up.  If this happens remove this code and re-enter
*Receive Free Shipping with your purchase of $50 or more
*Plus, with any $25 purchase simply add a Zhu Zhu pet to your cart and it will automatically show as Free!

Also! has a HUGE TOY Sale for Christmas!!! FREE SHIPPING w/ a $50 Purchase!

Many of the toys you will find marked as Buy 1 Get 1 50% off!  This includes things from Power Wheels to Lalaloopsy Dolls!
*Get $10 off a $75 purchase when you use code: THANKS75
Note: Be sure to add all items in cart first before adding code, or free shipping may not show up. If this happens remove this code and re-enter
*Receive Free Shipping with your purchase of $50 or more
*Plus, with any $25 purchase simply add a Zhu Zhu pet to your cart and it will automatically show as Free!

Saving - HyVee 2-Day Sale!

HyVee will be hosting a 2-day sale this week on Thursday & Friday!  Some of the nice deals you can grab:

HyVee 1/2 Gallon Milk $.99 (limit 2)
*Includes Vitamin D

Hormel Always Tender Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb (limit 2)
Use $1/1 here
= price varies by size
*Note:  When I purchase these, I normally have it cut in thirds at the meat counter.  They also repackage it for you.  And I have even gone as far as having a third of it cut in slices as well.

Tony's pizzas $.69 each (limit 5)

Tide 100 fl oz $9.99
Use $.50/1 11/27 PG
= $9.49

Saving - LOCALS: East 10th HyVee 24 Pack Coke Products $2.44 TODAY Only!

The East 10th St HyVee in Sioux Falls has their 24 pack Coke products on sale for $4.44 (limit 2) today only!  Great price!

Better yet!

Locate the store fliers that show the times that Santa will be visiting the different Sioux Falls locations and they have a $2 off coupon at the bottom good on 24 pack Coke products!  (Note: I had picked mine up at the 49th & Louise location)

So with sale and coupon, grab a 24-pack for just $2.44!  WOW!

Saving - Hasbro Toy Shop 20% Off + Free Economy Shipping!

I am pretty excited about today's deal over at!  With code: FNF20FS you can score 20% off your purchase & Free Economy Shipping, no minimum purchase!

If ordering for Christmas, you will need to consider the ship dates for the Economy Shipping, looks like deliver is between 12/23 & 12/28. 

I have a little boy who turns 3 in January who is going to be SUPER excited about my finds today!  The superhero figurines I purchased above seem like a nice buy price-wise and then you get a 20% discount and free shipping!

Saving - HyVee: Free Nivea Lip Care Product (Starting Wednesday for Most)!

HyVee has Nivea lip care on sale in the new ad, that starts Wednesday for most, for $1.50 each!

Use the $3/2 coupon from 12/4 RP insert to grab 2 free!

Great donation items or even nice stocking stuffers!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saving - Pizza Hut 20% Off Orders Today = $8 Any Large + Free Cinnamon Sticks!

Pizza Hut is offering 20% off any online orders today!  This includes their $10 ANY Large Pizza, so just $8 after discount!

They also have a nice box deal, where you get 2 Medium 1-Topping Pizzas, an order of wings and an order of breadsticks for $19.99, so just $16 after discount.  A nice deal.

Just head over to Pizza Hut online and click on 'Start Your Order' and you should receive a pop box like this one showing the 20% deal.

And when you sign up for Pizza Hut mail, you will receive a code good for Free Cinnamon Sticks on your next online order!

Saving - Crocs Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale Items, Free Economy Shipping + 8% Cashback!

Crocs is offering up a great sale right now on all their sale items!  Automatically buy 1 get 1 free (mix and match)! 

Plus, you will automatically receive Free Economy Shipping on any order. 
*Note: If you want your shoes by Christmas, you will need to bump your shipping up to "Ground".

And when you shop Crocs through Ebates, today you will earn 8% cashback!  Wow!

Saving - LOCALS: Shellac Manicure $20, Pedicure $25! Great Gift Idea!

Are you still looking for a great gift idea for that special someone on your shopping list?  You should take a look at today's Groupon deals from Absolute Bliss.

Grab a Shellac Manicure (which include Shellac removal) for just $20 - here

And the music to my ears is a Pedicure, which include parrifin wax for just $25 - here

Why not grab both, for just $39! - here

These are the types of gifts I would love to receive this year!  Things that make me spend time on me!  How many of us women forget to do just that, spend time just for us?  So here is a great way to surprise that special someone with a great gift that focuses on them, all on a great budget!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saving - Walgreens Free & Cheap Stocking Stuffers!

If you like to add a little candy to the Christmas stockings, here are a few nice deals at Walgreens this week.

Snickers Nutcrackers single candies $.50
Use $1/2 Dec All You Magazine *or the previous available printable posted here
= 2 Free

Peeps 3 pk 2/$1 with in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 here or here

Mars Novelty M&Ms candies $.59 with in-ad
Use $1/2 Walgreens coupon booklet
= $.09 each wyb 2

Want something without calories?  Here is a nice deal for the young girls in your life:

Goody Hair Accesories, select items $2, Receive $2 RR
= Free

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saving - Papa Murphy Deals!

You can currently grab a few different gift card deals at Papa Murphys. 

*Buy $20 gift card, get a coupon good for Free Cheese Bread or Cookie Dough
*Buy $50 in gift cards, get a coupon good for 1 Free Family Size 1-topping Pizza
*Buy $100 in gift cards, get a coupon good for 1 Free Family Size 1-topping Pizza, Cheese Bread and 2-Liter

Text PapaMSF to 95323 to join the papa Murphy's text club and get a free cookie dough!
*Note that text charges may apply
Thanks reader, Christine!

Currently, a Large 2-topping DeLite pizza is $7, combine that with your text for free cookie dough and you have an awesome deal!  And don't forget, you could grab one of the above gift card offers and then use the gift card to purchase your pizza!

Saving - Cardstore Offering 60% Off Today!

Want to grab some cute and quality holiday cards?  Head on over to!  This is where my Christmas cards are from this year!  They were fun to choose and I'm excited to send them out!

60% Off with code CSSAVE608. Free Shipping everyday at

There is no minimum purchase with free shipping!

Saving - Sunshine Gift Card Deal!

Sunshine is offering up a very rare deal through the end of the year.  With a $100 (or more) purchase of gift cards, receive a 5% discount!

They certainly snuck this one into their ad! :-)

If you shop at Sunshine frequently, this is a great way to add to your savings!  And to be honest, I don't know that I have ever seen this offered there before, so I would suggest grabbing them now if you are interested.  If you budget $x.xx amount for groceries each month, it would be a great guideline in determining how much you might want to spend now to add to your annual savings!

Saving - HyVee Top Picks & Ad Matchups!

Better late than never, right!  I posted most of my top picks in an earlier post this week, but there are a couple more to add.  So here it goes.  Below are my top picks for this week at HyVee.  For a full-ad matchup, head on over here.

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough deal here.

Gift Card deal posted here.

Keebler Zesta Crackers here.

Chex Cereal here

5 lb Potatoes $.99 with in-ad coupon

Dozen eggs $.88 with in-ad coupon

Price Declines:
*Keep an eye out for the following possible deals at your HyVee

Glade Jar Candle, lavender and clean linen $1.33
Use $1.50/2 here
= $.58 each wyb 2
*also available $1/2 12/4 SS

Glade Scented Oil Candle $1.33, lavender and clean linen $1.33
Use $1/2 12/4 SS or here
= $.83 each wyb 2

Febreze large jar candle $5.99 (Regular $10.99)
Use $2/1 11/27 PG
= $3.99

Friday, December 9, 2011

Living - Random Fun This Weekend!

Looking for something your kiddos and/or the family can do this weekend?  Well, check out the list below for events going on in and around Sioux Falls.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Breakfast With Santa at Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown 8-10 AM - here

Day With Santa in Madison, SD 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - here

Christmas at the Western Mall 5:30-9:30 PM - here

Santa's Workshop at The Bridges at 57th 2-4 PM - here

Art Moms Holiday Boutique 10 AM - 7 PM - here
Santa at Shriver's Square downtown 11 AM -4 PM - here

Free Horsedrawn Wagon Rides downtown 12-4 PM - here
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park - drive through Falls park viewing all the lights
Lowe's Build & Grow Workshop 10 AM - here

The Wizard's Cat Puppet Show, Main Branch Library 11 AM - here

Reindeer Frame at Michael's 10 AM - 12 PM - here

Santa's Letter at Michael's 12-2 PM - here

Santa at 57th & Cliff HyVee, Free Picture with Santa & Free 12 oz Coke (while supplies last) 10 AM - 2 PM

Winter Wonderland at Falls Park - drive through Falls park viewing all the lights
Art Moms Holiday Boutique 1-5 PM - here

Live outdoor Nativity and indoor scene of Streets of Bethlehem at First United Methodist Church 5-7 PM free - here

Christmas at the Western Mall 5:30-9:30 PM - here

Dance Class (toy donation) to Benefit Toys for Tots Program see here for more details

Snowman Ornament Michael's 1-3 PM - here