Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saving - Canon Digital Camera $59.99 at Target!

Target has the Canon A2200 Digital Camera with 14 megapixels and 4x zoom on sale this week for $79.99 (down from $139.99), plus get a $10 Target gift card with purchase.

Don't forget the new $10 gift card with $50 purchase coupon I posted earlier.

So grab this cute digital camera for just $59.99 (considering $20 in gift cards)!  Wow!

Saving - Sing A Ma Jigs As Low As $6 at Target!

I'm curious about these!  Wondering if they are as fun more than a day after having them! ha! :-)  They are sure fun to play with in the store.

Well, Target has a nice deal on Sing A Ma Jigs right now.  Several are on price cut in-store and online for $7.99 (Down from $14.29).

Plus there is a Target coupon over here good for 25% off for those in-store!  So just $6 after price cut and coupon.

If you are shopping at be sure to go through Ebates so you can earn 3% cashback!

Saving - Castle (Dollhouse) Deals for Your Little Princess!

Recently a reader wrote in asking for deals on a specific princess castle to give to her little princess on Christmas.  It reminded me of the morning that our little princess received her dollhouse from Santa!  The look on her face was beyond priceless.  Each time I am reminded of that morning, it fills me with joy I cannot explain. 

I thought I would share a few nice castle deals out there in case you are looking for a castle for your little princess.

Amazon - free shipping with super saver shipping!
KidKraft Savannah Dollhouse $98
*We have a KidKraft dollhouse.  It has been very sturdy and taken a lot of abuse!  The furniture pieces that come with it are mostly wood and fun additions to the dollhouse!

JC Penney -
4-Story Wooden Dollhouse - $49.99
*Note that the furnishings do not come with it :-)  Still a lovely dollhouse and the price is nice.
*Free shipping to store with code: FREESHIP
*Free shipping to home if your order is $69 or more with code: SHIP69
*Earn 3% cashback on your purchase when you go through Ebates!

Mattel Shop -
Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle $149.99 + discount, free shipping & cashback!
*Use code: HOLIDAY20 to get 20% Off & Free shipping
*First go through Ebates to earn 2% cashback on your purchase!
= After discount & Ebates = $119.99 + $2.39 cashback!

Whichever one you choose, your princess is sure to love it and find a lot of enjoyment, using their imaginations!

Saving - Minute Maid 12 pk Cans $1/1 Coupon!

Rare as they come!  If you want this I would suggest grabbing it now.  Head over here to grab a coupon good for $1/1 12-pk cans of Minute Maid.

Also available is a coupon good for $1/1 Minute Maid Juice Box 10 ct.

Saving - Avon Free Shipping & 3% Cashback!

Right now you can snag Free Shipping on any order from Avon! Use code: CYBER2011 

Plus when you shop through Ebates you will earn 3% cashback on your purchase.  There are some great stocking stuffer items to choose from!  My kids love the Avon Kids Bath Time Body Paints

*Need an Avon rep link to go through, head over here

*Want to earn 3% cashback on your purchase?  Head over here to Ebates (sign up, if you haven't yet).  Add Avon to the searchbox.  Then click "shop now".  And to be able to shop through an Avon representative, you can copy and paste the following link:

Some additional stocking stuffer ideas:
14-piece Beauty Bundle $8.99 - that's just $.64 each item!  Includes lip balms, lotion, body paints!

Bubble Bath 24 oz (down from $8) $4.99 - lots of scents to choose from!

And more!

Saving - Target: Spend $50, Get $10 Gift Card!

Wow!  Check out this awesome offer over on the Target Facebook page!  Spend $50 in a Target store, Get $10 Gift Card when using the coupon linked on their page!

Combine with coupons and this should make for some pretty awesome deals!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saving - Hormel Compleats $.43 at HyVee!

Starting Wednesday, HyVee has Hormel Compleats, select varieties for 7/$10 or about $1.43 each.

There is a banner on the HyVee page leading to a coupon good for $1/1 Hormel Compleats!  That's just $.43 each!

Sounds like a great deal to me.  I haven't tried these yet, anyone have a review? :-)  They will also make a great donation item!

There are also a couple $1/2 Hormel Compleats coupons available.  Head here and check your 11/6 Smart Source insert.

*Note: If you can't get the link about to work, simply go to and choose "shop" and "weekly ad".  View an ad and you should find a banner towards the top of the page, click to print.  And remember you should be able to print twice.

Saving - Coupon Grab Bag!

Looking for some coupons?  Here is a list of some currently available.  Hope you can find something to grab.

Cafe Escapes 12 ct K Cups $2 off - here

Hallmark $5 off $10 purchase - here

Hershey's 6 pk Candy Bars $1/1 - here

Hormel Fresh Entrees $1/1 - here

Keebler cookies $1/2 - here

Nesquik Powder any size $.75/1 - here
*This was a new link for me!
*The 7-serving size sells for $.99 at Sunshine and $1 at Walmart and K-mart, just $.25 after coupon (or Free if you can catch these during a Kmart doubles event)

Nestle Jingles $1/2 bags - here

Playtex Baby Product $1/1 - here

Sparkle Paper Towel 6 ct or larger $1 off  - here

Saving - LOCALS: Minnesota Ave Dairy Queen 50% Everything!

The Dairy Queen on Minnesota Ave is celebrating Customer Appreciation today!  Enjoy everything on the food menu for 50% off!  And what a beautiful day to enjoy a little DQ treat!

What's your DQ weakness?

Saving - Wild Water West Season Passes On Sale Now!

For all you Wild Water West water park fanatics, the sale of the year is here!  Head on over to Wild Water West's website and order your season passes and 1/2 price daily passes now through 12/31/11 to get the best prices for the 2012 season.  These make great stocking stuffers and gifts!

Click on picture below to see larger image of deals.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Saving - Nice Deals Going On Right Now!

Here is a list of some nice deals/coupon codes, etc that are going on right now!  Happy Cyber Monday!

Barnes & Noble -
$5 off any $10 toy purchase - automatically will apply to your cart
30% off any item (see coupon details for exclusions) - code: N7C7K8T
*Note: you may be able to combine the offers above for additional savings!
- Shop through Ebates to earn 10% cashback

Best Deals Magazines -
Get 19% off magazine subscriptions here (send as a gift too!), including the already low price $4.69 subscriptions.  Enter code: CYBER19
- Shop through Ebates to earn 10% cashback

The Children's Place -
Receive an additional 30% off and Free shipping, no minimum here, use code: CYBERMON
- Shop through Ebates to earn 5% cashback

Kohls -
Receive Free Shipping, no minimum at Kohl's
Use the following code to grab an additional 20% off - CYBER20
- Shop through Ebates to earn 6% cashback

Mattel Shop -
Receive Free Shipping & 20% off your purchase here, use code: HOLIDAY20
- Shop through Ebates to earn 2% cashback

Pamperd Chef -
Order today online and receive Free shipping - here


Texas Roadhouse -
Order Gift Cards online with Free Shipping!
Plus Earn $5 off a future visit with a $30 gift card purchase

Saving - New Printables: Reynolds and All Detergent!

Head over here to grab a couple nice new coupons:
Reynolds product $1.25/1, excluding 18,20,25 and 30 sq ft products
All detergent $1/1

Saving - LOCALS: Cyber Monday Deals from Argus - Half Off Kid's Stuff Superstore, Denny's & More!

The Argus Leader is offering up their own additions to the crazy Cyber Monday deals!  Head over here to get in on some half-off deals at local retailers such as:

Kid's Stuff Superstore $25 for $12.50
Denny's Flying J $10 for $5
Wireless World $25 for $12.50
& More

Hurry, offers are limited and end today!

Saving - Cardstore Personalized Cards As Low As $.34 Each! Plus Free Postage & Free Shipping!

Wow!  Another great deal coming from!

Christmas Cards just 49 Cents Each. No minimum. Free Shipping. Visit Limited to first 100,000 cards sold.

Then use code: WELCOME30 to score an additional 30% off, making each card just $.34!

PLUS get free postage on each envelope!  Check out my post here to see how!

This is such a great way to grab personalized cards for teachers, bus drivers, family and friends!  Elizabeth chose the card above to give to her teacher.

Saving - Disney Store Cyber Monday Deals! PJs Under $7.50 (After Cashback)!

Disney Store has some nice deals today for Cyber Monday!  And the more you spend the more of a discount you can receive (see picture above).  Items on the site are already up to 25% off, plus you can score Free shipping with code: CYBER

Even better!  You can shop through Ebates and earn 8% cashback on your purchase!  (Don't know about Ebates, see here)

I just purchased these cute jammies for my superhero obsessed 2 year old!  He is going to love them.  And Mommy likes the price.  They are down to $8 on the site and shipped free to your door!  This is a great price by itself, as I strive to pay $8 or less for jammies.  But, I also went through Ebates and will be earning 8% cashback for this purchase, which means I spent less than $7.50 per pair!  And they are ones my kiddo will LOVE!

There are lots of fun pajamas and other items to choose from.  Take a look around.

Saving - Kidorable $30 Worth As Low As $4! Plus $6 Magazine Subscriptions!

Wow!  Plum District has their *hot* 40% off offer back today!  You can score 40% off any of their deals today with code: mobile40

A couple great deals to mention:

Kidorable $30 for $15 - here
Use Promo Code for 40% discount
= $9
Plus, if you are new to Plum District you will earn 5 Plum Dollars, use this
= $4
*And note: the Kidorable site is running really slow (*hot deal!) so be patient.  But if you shop today you can score free shipping with code: GRATEFUL2
Such a great deal!

Magazine Year Subscription $10, choose from select magazines like Rahcel Ray, Better Homes & Garden & more! - here
Use Promo Code for 40% discount
= $6
*This is a Plum Steal, so I don't think you can use Plum Dollars??  You can certainly try though.  You will still earn $5 if you are new to Plum District.

Saving - Earn Cash Back While Shopping Online!

Okay so money doesn't grow on trees, but you can earn money while you shop!  For real!

If you are not yet a member of Ebates and plan to do any online shopping today or throughout the year, you should certainly take the minute it takes to sign up and start earning cash back while you shop!

It is free and simple!  Just be sure to go to Ebates before you begin shopping and search their list of retailers to see if you can earn cash back.

Plus when you sign up today and make an online purchase, earn a $10 gift card or $5 cash back!

Some examples for today's online shopping cashback:

Macy's 10%
Barnes & Noble 10%
Bath & Body Works 9%
Children's Place 5%
Groupon 6%
Kmart 10%

And oh so many more!

Saving - Itty Bitty Lydi 15% Off & Free Shipping Cyber Monday Special!

Itty Bitty Lydi makes the cutest girly girl items from tutus, to head bands and more!  And you will be surprised to find that some of her items fit adults!  So if you want to add some girly girl to your wardrobe this is an excellent, handmade place to do it!

Just for today, Cyber Monday, you can score 15% off and Free Shipping on orders of $15 or more!

Great stocking stuffer and gifts!

Saving - LOCALS: Cyber Monday Deals!

Just a reminder of a couple nice deals I posted here.  Be sure to grab your Bagel Boy cards today, as it is the only day this offer is valid.  The Cookie Jar starts their gift card deal today and it runs through Christmas.

Anyone know of any other local deals?  How about additional gift card deals?  Please leave a comment or send me an email.

Saving - *Rare* Woman Within 30% Off Purchase AND Free Shipping!

Woman Within is offering up a pretty rare deal for Cyber Monday!  You can get 30% off your entire purchase AND Free shipping (on orders of $50 or more)!  Just enter code: WW65147

Check out the clearance and hot buy 2 get 1 free deals to make an even better deal!

Better yet, shop through Ebates and earn 3.5% back on your purchase at Woman Within!  (Not signed up, just head over here and enter your email and you are on your way!)

I am really liking the coat pictured above.  The Anorak multi-season jacket starts at $59.99, so just $41.99 after discount ($40.52 after cashback from Ebates), add a shirt or other item to get to $50 and it is free shipping right to my door!

There are also T-shirts starting at $7.99 or $5.60 after discount!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saving - Michael's Buy More, Save More (ha)!

Is it true, the more I buy the more I can save? :-)  Okay, well if you are spending more at Michael's you can save more based on the amount you spend on Monday (11/28)!

Save $5 for every $25 you spend!

Head over here for a printable coupon.

Saving - Walgreens Top Picks & Ad Matchups!

Looking for a few deals this week at Walgreens?  Below are my top picks & for a full ad matchup, head over here.

Softlips Pearl Lip Protectant with Sunscreen $2, Receive $2 RR
= Free

Walgreens Cold Sore Treatment $7.99, Receive $8 RR
= Free

Blue Diamond Almonds 6 oz $3.59, Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Use $1/2 10/16 SS
= $1.29 each wyb 2

Dawn Dish Liquid $.99 with in-ad coupon
Use $.50/1 10/30 PG (expires 11/30)
= $.49

Quaker Granola Bars 8 pk 2/$5, Receive $2 RR
= $3 or $1.50 each
*No coupons necessary!

Mini Sticker Books $.39 with in-ad coupon
*These make great stocking stuffers!

Saving - Right Guard Deoderant & Bodywash Printables!

There are is a rare Right Guard printable coupon on their Facebook page.  Head on over and grab a coupon good for $1/2 deoderant or bodywash.

The deoderant tends to go on sale at Walgreens for Buy 1 Get 1 Free from time to time.  This should help make an even better deal.

Saving - Lone Star Steakhouse $10 off $20 Purchase!

This sounds like a fantastic deal to me.  Grab a coupon off Lone Star's Facebook page to save $10 on any $20 purchase!  Coupon is valid through 11/28.

Saving - Best Buy Deals Under $100! Free Shipping! And $10 e-Gift Card Deal!

Find Gifts Under $100 at Best Buy.  And snag Free shipping on many of your purchases.  AND Sunday-Monday Only: Free $10 e-Gift Card with Store Pickup Orders of $100 or More.

Here are a couple nice finds:

Pandigital touchscreen e-Reader - $69.99
Model: R70F200 SKU: 3558312

SanDisk Ultra 8 GB Memory Card - $9.99
Model: SDSDRH-8192-A11 SKU: 8554806

Modern Family Season 3 on DVD 3 disks - $8.99 (love this show!)
SKU: 3039173

$100 in iTunes cards for $80
*more details here

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Living - My Black Friday Story!

Well, many of you probably already know from my posts that I am NOT a fan of Black Friday shopping.  This year however, my family has been in the process of scoping out a nice deal on a flat screen TV.  It just so happened that one of the deals I could agree to was valid on Black Friday at Walmart.  Yep, the wee hours of the morning too.  The sale was to begin at 12 AM.

We were in Yankton over the holiday and my sister was also pondering going to the 5 AM sale at Kmart and I decided to join her on this shopping trip.  To avoid a useless trip to Walmart and maybe grab a few more winks of sleep that night before going to Kmart, I decided to call Walmart to scope things out.  In calling them, I learned that all of the TVs I was looking to purchase had already been spoken for and tickets had been handed to all of those in line for them.  It was EARLY?!  It was not midnight.  Ugh.  I truly don't understand all the rules that go into this shopping day!

So, slightly bummed I went to bed.  After finishing our fruitless trip to Kmart at 5 AM, my sister and I decided to make a trip to Walmart to check out a couple things.

Now sit down.....

You will never guess what I happened upon......

While strolling through the VERY quiet, calm, line-less, stressless Walmart store at 5:30 AM, we came upon a Walmart employee by electronics pushing a cart with the TV I was hoping to purchase some 5 1/2 hours earlier.  I quietly asked her if it was for sale and she said yes!  The person that had gotten the ticket for this particular TV apparently decided against it once they got to the register and it was being returned to the sales floor.  For me. :-)

Best. Black Friday. Ever.

Telling my disappointed husband about my win when we got home in the morning, priceless!  He was like a kid on Christmas morning when we got home from our trip today.  And the TV quickly found its way out of the box! 

May each of you find your unexpected bargains this holiday shopping season!

Happy Holidays!

Saving - Eco-Friendly Creative Playhouses As Low As $12!

Wow!  Check out this great deal from Plum District!  The eco-friendly creative playhouses from Crafty Kids Playhouses are a great idea for those kiddos that love to play house, get crafty and use their imagination!  This looks quite fun!

Get $40 towards your playhouse purchase from Crafty Kids Playhouses for $20...but better yet, through Saturday you can use code: Saturday40 to save 40%, so just $12!

Shipping is not included in deal and runs $6-$18.

Saving - Walgreens Free 8x10 Collage Photo Extended!

Great news!  If you didn't get a chance to grab the Free 8x10 Collage Photo posted here, this deal is extended through today! 

Saving - *HOT* $20 OfficeMax for $10!

Living Social is offering up a *hot* deal on an OfficeMax voucher!  Get $20 for just $10!  This is such a great deal and will make a great way to purchase a gift for much less!  Or maybe make a nice deal on printer ink! (yep, to help us print more coupons!)

Head over to Living Social and if you need to click on "more cities" on the left-hand side.  Choose Washington, DC.  Although this deal is under Washington, DC the voucher is good at any OfficeMax store nationwide or online.

Be sure to read the details of the voucher and also be aware there are a few exclusions when using it.

Saving - 3 DVDs of Twilight Series Just $3.99 Each + Free Shipping!

Update: over

Hurry over to Best Buy online and you can grab three of the Twilight movies on DVD for just $3.99 each!  And there is Free Shipping on Hundreds of Thousands of Items, Exclusions Apply.

I have not seen these movies yet, but have heard good things about them.  At just $3.99 each they would make good additions your movie library or a great gift and stocking stuffer!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Living - Happy Thanksgiving!

Had the best Thanksgiving Eve today.  Got to spend the day with both kids and we enjoyed the great weather we had today!  I can only hope that Thanksgiving day will bring the same joys.  We are so blessed.

Thank you for stopping by the blog and sharing your time, thoughts and finds with me and the other readers.  I know I am not one of the "big" blogs or timely for that matter (ha, sorry!) but I am definitely glad that you find something worth coming back and sharing this journey with me.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Saving - Walgreens Free 8x10 Collage Photo!

Walgreens is offering up another great Free 8x10 Collage Photo!  Head here and use code: RGIFT2U at checkout to make it free.  Choose in-store pick up to get free shipping!

Code valid through 11/25/11.

Saving - Menards & HyVee Black Friday Ad Matchup & Top Picks!

Menards top picks for Black Friday!
See the full ad here

Cricut Expressions Machine $119

Cricut Cartridges, select $12.99

Rayovac Battries 30 pack "AA" or "AAA" $5.88, Rebate $4 - limit 4
Use $1/1 here
= $.88
*Great stock up price, especially with Christmas just around the corner!

Disc Sled 26" $2.99, Rebate $2
= $.99

Multi Position Ladder 13' $58 (Save $56)

Ladies Slipper Socks $.98

Angel Soft 12 pack double rolls $4.99
Use $.45/1 11/13 RP
= $4.54 or $.37 a double roll!

HyVee top picks for Black Friday!
See full ad here

HyVee Grade A Large Eggs $.88 - limit 1

Buy $75 in select Store Gift Cards, save $15 instantly!
Stores included:
Bass Pros
Visa Prepaid
Cracker Barrel
JC Penney
Panera Bread

Saving - LOCALS: Black Friday Deals In the Area!

Looking for some great deals locally this week, check out the deals and sales below!

Black Friday Deals (11/25):

Arts Mom Holiday Boutique - Opens!  Check out info here.

Craisy Daizy Consignment Boutique - Shop 10-11 AM and receive 30% off your purchase.  Shop 11-12 receive 20% off, and more!  Plus there will be special drawings and goodies! 

Empire Mall - Purchase Mall Gift Cards with no fee.

Juice Stop - Get $15 free added to a $50 gift card!  Or get $5 free added to a $25 gift card!

Pickle Barrel - Open for breakfast!  Also buy $25 Gift Card, get a Free Pickle Barrel T-shirt!

Pomegranete Market - Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive a coupon good for 15% off your next shopping trip.

Nucci's Italian Bistro - Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 Free Gift Card!  Plus get 1/2 off Italian Ice

Sertoma Butterfly House - Purchase a family membership for $55, receive a free stocking stuffer for each person on the membership.

Simply.Natural - Online get Free Shipping!  Plus save $5 on the Lip Balm Set, grabbing it for $25 AND with purchase get a Free Heal Up Stick!

Sweet Sapling - Get 25% off all skirts and ties in the Etsy shop!

Peachwave Sioux Falls - Get 10% off all orders.  Purchase a $12 Gift Card for $10 and/or a $25 Gift Card for $20.

Kidtopia Toy Store - 20% off Storewide!  Some exclusions may apply.

Small Business Saturday (11/26):

Zanbroz - Get 10% off when you use your American Express card.

Cyber Monday (11/28):

Bagel Boy - 20% savings on all gift cards purchased online here.

The Cookie Jar - Now until Christmas grab $50 in gift cards and get a Free $10 gift card!  And be sure to check out their new specials here!

Saving - Black Friday Matchups: Target, Walmart & More! Plus Some Great Coupons!

There are some matchups and top picks posts available elsewhere for some of the big stores.  I haven't had a chance to get them put together myself, so I will link some great matchups below.  I hope those of you that go out in the crazy madness on Friday are safe and have a great time.  Don't be shy, share with me some of the deals you snag.  Let me be jealous. :-)





Plus you may want to snag some of the coupons below to assist in your shopping trips this week!

Ace Hardware - grab 50% savings on a regular price item up to $30 valid 11/26 - here or here

Bath & Body Works - Purchase $10 and get a Free item (up to $13 value) - here

Barnes & Noble - 40% off posted here.

Gordmans - 20% off one regular priced item. Valid through 11/27 - here

Kohl's - 15% savings pass valid through 11/27 - here

Michael's - several coupons available - here

Yankee Candle - Buy 2 Get 2 Free through 11/27 - here

Saving - LOCALS: Ace Hardware $30 for $15!

Head over to Keloland Spotlight and grab today's deal to score some great savings at the Sioux Falls Ace Hardware locations.  You will find a voucher good for $30 in merchandise for just $15.  Love this one!

Please note that this deal is available through Monday, so you won't be able to use your voucher until next Tuesday.  And as always, be sure to read through the other terms.

Saving - Cardstore Offering 70% Off 11/23, 11/24, 11/25! Free Shipping & Free Stamps!

Card made for Elizabeth's teacher! is offering up a great deal on their cards with 70% off starting 11/23 through 11/25!  Create personalized holiday cards, thank yous, etc!  No minimum, just be sure to get your order in as soon as possible on these 3 days, as it is only valid for the first 100,000 cards sold each day!

I ordered my family Christmas cards from this year!  I am happy with them, now only if I had gotten Alex to smile then they would be perfect! :-)  Keep in mind that the options are nearly endless.  You can make one Christmas card for your family, another for your friends...and even do a special one for the kids' teachers!

70% Off + Free Shipping on Cardstore Holiday Cards with coupon code BLACKFRI. Exp 11/25 Limited to first 100,000 cards sold each day!

Plus while you are there be sure to choose the free stamps option!  That's right they will all come with stamps on them!  Excellent deal!