Monday, December 31, 2012

Saving - Sunshine Triple Coupons 1/1/13!

Sunshine is tripling coupons 1/1/13.  They will triple up to 10 coupons, with a face value up to $.50 (triple to $1.50).

The ad indicates that they will not honor triple coupons on sale price items, so please keep this in mind. Some stores have allowed in the past, so it is possible they will be accepted.

Feel free to leave your deal matchups in the comments.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Saving - Crocs Markdowns, Extra 25% Off, Free Shipping & 5% Cashback!

Crocs has several items on markdowns, great prices on nice shoes.  Plus use the code SAVE at checkout to grab an additional 25% off!  AND you can also use code FSCROCS to receive Free shipping!

Both codes can be applied to the same order!

I just grabbed the 2 pair above for the kids this summer!  My kids love crocs!  I think I just might throw these in their Easter baskets!!

Plus, I was able to earn 5% cashback by heading to Crocs from Ebates!  So saving about another $.50 per shoe when you figure the cashback earnings.  I'll take it!  New to Ebates?  It's free to earn cashback on your purchases online.  Just simply sign up here and be on your way!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Saving - Shopko Free Shipping, No Minimum - Today!

Hurry while Shopko has Free Shipping in time for Christmas, No minimum today!  Also, just a reminder that when you sign up for their emails you will receive a coupon good for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more!

Check out a few of these fun deals at Shopko :

Wuggle Pets Pony $6.99 (reg $12.99)

Santa Boots 18 oz Mug $1.99 (reg $12.99)

Bath & Body Caddy different scents $5 (reg $12.50)

Fleece Throws $3.99 (reg $14.99) - looks like a great baby shower gift too!

Saving - Papa John's: Large 1 Topping $5.99!

To help celebrate a Minnesota Vikings win yesterday, today Papa John's pizza is offering a large 1 topping pizza for just $5.99 when you order online with participating locations!


Saving - Monday 12/17 Free Shipping Day!

Monday, 12/17 is Free Shipping day for those last minute gifts you are purchasing online!  Many retailers will be offering free shipping, along with possible discounts to help you save and get your gifts in time for Christmas.  Head over here to check out the list.

Be sure you sign in to your Ebates account before making any purchases online so that you can be sure to earn cashback on many of your purchases!!  If you are not a member of Ebates yet, no problem.  Just head on over and enter your email address and start earning cashback!  Super easy!

Saving - Wall Calendar As Low As Free (Just Pay Shipping)!

York Photo has some fantastic "homemade" gifts available at nice prices!  Check out the wall calendars, regularly $18.99  If you are new to York Photo you can get one free, just pay shipping!  Use code: SPECIALHOLIDAY at checkout!

Not new - you can still save 60% on calendars.! Use code: CALENDARLOVE at checkout to save 60% and snag the wall calendar for $7.60.

Or check out these cute desk calendars!  So cute and just $3.60 after code: CALENDARLOVE at checkout!

Friday, December 14, 2012


The lucky winners of the Wine Bottle Covers from Kimco Products and thanks to are as follows:

Amanda W

Sheila C

Jess M

Tera L

Each of you will receive a Free Wine Bottle Cover.  I have been notified that they have been mailed out!

Thanks to each of you wonderful readers who entered!  Don't forget, you can still make an order and receive 20% off!  Head on over here for more details.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Saving - Shopko: 4 QT Rival Oval Slow Cooker $12.99!

Hurry - today only, grab a Rival 4 Qt Oval Crockpot for just $12.99 at Shopko!

Shopko offers free shipping on orders of $49.99 or more.

And if you haven't signed up for Shopko emails yet, you can get a coupon good for $5 off a $25 purchase!

Saving - Cardstore: All Holiday Cards $.29! Plus Free Shipping/Postage!

1 DAY ONLY! 12/12/12! 29¢ Holiday Cards + Free Shipping at Cardstore!

I have ordered my Christmas cards from Cardstore for the past couple years and have been impressed with the quality and the promptness.  I can't wait to send my already stamped and addressed cards out to family/friends this year!  Now, to get to my Christmas letter....seems like I should start writing it in November instead of waiting until the last minute.

1 DAY ONLY! 12/12/12! 29¢ Holiday Cards + Free Shipping at Cardstore! Use code: CCP2229, Shop Now!

You also have some great FREE options at checkout!

*They can ship them to your family/friends for you (postage included), simply add your addresses!

*Or you can choose to have them print your return address and your recipients' addresses on the envelopes for you and ship them directly to you, again free shipping!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Saving - 2013 STI Value Card!

If you haven't purchased a Value Card from Southeast Technical Institute yet, you will certainly find a great value in the card, selling for just $10 each and full of deals.

They make great gifts, stocking stuffers for even teenagers and of course one for you!

Here is a list of the deals that are valid upon your purchase of the card through 12/31/13:

Auntie Anne's - Free original pretzel w/purchase of any reg priced pretzel and drink
Bagel Boy - Free small fountain pop w/purchase
Best Buy - 10% off all regular priced Movies, CDs, and DVDs
Boss' Pizza - Buy 1 large or x-lg, get 2nd 50% off (dine-in or carry-out only)
Charley's - Free cheddar bacon fries or side salad w/purchase of sandwich
Cherry Berry - 10% off
Chevy's - Free cup chili con queso w/purchase of 2 reg priced entrees
Chili's - Free chips & salsa w/purchase any entree
Cinnabon - Free cinnabon w/purchase of classic cinnabon
DQ - 50 cents off med blizzard, royal treat, or moolatte
Dakota Dry Cleaners - 20% off dry cleaning only, not valid on same day service, leather, or formal wear
Empire Bowl - $5 for two games & shoe rental
Get N Go - $5.99 untra wash with 8 gallon gas
Granite City - 10% off purchase
Great Bear - Free weekday tubing ticket w/purchase pf tuning ticket (not valid during school holidays)
HoneyBaked Ham - Free sandwich w/purchase of one sandwich and two drinks
HyVee - Free 20oz fountain drink w/reg price meal purchase
Juice Stop - 75 cents off reg price 24oz real fruit smoothie
Kaladi's - Free brewed coffee or 16oz soda w/purchase of sandwich or breakfast entree
Karmelkorn - $1 off lg karmelkorn
KFC - 10% off purchase
Mixed - 10% off purchase
Orange Julius - $1 off red or lg orange julius product
Papa Johns - Free pizza (equal or lesser value) w/purchase of a reg priced pizza and 2 beverages
Pizza Ranch - Any two large pizzas for $19.99
Quiznos - Free bag of chips & fountain soda w/purchase of large signature or classic sub
Shenanigans - Free sandwich w/purchase of one sandwich & two beverages (dine-in only)
Subway - Buy 1 reg 6" sub & drink, get 1 reg 6" sub free
Sun Tan City - Free month of tanning w/purchase of one month; 25% off lotion purchase
TC's Referee - 10% off ticket up to 4 people, excludes beverages
Thunder Road - Three Universal tickets for $13
Villa Pizza - Free slice of pizza w/purchase of one slice & drink
Wild Water West - Free evening admission w/purchase of evening admission
Year Round Brown - Free universal 100 minutes w/purchase of 100; 10% off lotion

Help a STI student get credit for your purchase of the card by heading over here to their Value Card Facebook page to purchase your card.  Or head to the STI book store at 2320 N Career Ave.

When I attended STI several years ago, we sold the cards, and I was able to attend a wonderful business trip to Denver, CO thanks to the sales of these money-saving cards!

Living, Laughing, Saving Review & GIVEAWAY!

I was lucky enough to receive a Kimco Wine Bottle Cover for review and am excited at how fun these are!  Especially now around the holidays, what a wonderful way to cover up those wine bottles that are setting on your counter at your party, or even more fun to take to your New Years Eve party and more!

The Wine Bottle Cover covers a 750 ml size bottle, is reusable and washable AND even comes with it's very own gift bag with gift tag!  It simply pulls on to your wine bottle, adjust to fit and you are ready to go.

They are even fun to put on the Sparkling Grape Juice bottles!

You can order your very own Wine Bottle Covers over here for just $2.99 each (again this includes the gift bag/tag)!  And now through 12/31/12 you can use code: HOLIDAY20 to save 20%!

And if you buy 5 of any item over here, you will receive a Free Tissue Box Sox!  The Tissue Box Sox, is simply a cover for your tissue boxes!  Now you don't have to worry about the print on the tissue box you buy at the store!

Thanks to, 4 lucky winners will receive a Free Wine Bottle Cover!

Simply fill out the form below and submit it for a chance to win 1 of 4 Wine Bottle Covers being given away!  Note the information you enter below will not be seen on the blog and only those who win will have their information shared with in order for them to send out the product.  Must complete the form no later than 11 PM Central 12/12/12!  Only open to those with a valid mailing address in the United States.  Good luck!

Saving - Local & National Gift Card Deals!

A while ago I prompted you to put a little money aside for the wonderful savings on gift cards this time of year.  Now is the time to stock up for the coming year at businesses you frequent and just an all over nice time to pick them up for gifts, whether for Christmas or the coming year's birthdays, showers, etc.

Here is a list of both local and national gift card deals.  As always, not all locations may be participating, so be sure to call ahead if in doubt.  Also note that some free gift cards must be used within a certain time period.

I know I am missing some too, so please leave me a comment or send me an email and I will get it updated.

Big Cheese - For every $25 in gift cards you purchase, receive $5 bonus gift card

Juice Stop - With $25 in gift card purchase, you will receive a Free smoothie OR a Free mug.  The mug saves you $.75 off each smoothie you purchase in the future when you bring your mug in.  What a cute gift - grab the free mug and stuff the gift card inside.  Or treat yourself to a free smoothie!! :-)

Kaladi's - Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive $20 gift card Free

Kidtopia - Wednesdays at Kidtopia until Christmas you can purchase a $25 gift card for $20 - here

HyVee - Through 12/11/12, purchase $100 in select chain gift cards, receive a $10 voucher to be used at a future visit to HyVee

Southeastern Day Spa - 12/15/12 you can purchase $100 in gift card and in return receive a $20 gift card Free.

Stewarts School - Gift card deals range on service you are purchasing the gift card for.  See this flyer.  ALSO if you can get in this Friday 12/14 or Saturday 12/15 you can grab gift cards for the regular price services at half price.  For example: Pedicure gift cards will be just $13.78, Manicure $7.42 or highlight $16.96!  WOW! (Thinking of grabbing a manicure for a little stocking stuffer for my 6 year old daughter!  She would love it!)

Although these are National chains, it is possible not all locations are offering the same deal.

Arby's - Purchase $10 gift card, receive a Free Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake.

Buffalo Wild Wings - Make a purchase of $25 gift card and receive a 'mystery' bonus card worth $5-$100!

Chili's - Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive 10% off your purchase of those gift cards.

Culvers - When you purchase $25 in gift cards, receive a coupon for a Free Deluxe Value Basket.

Famous Daves - Receive $5 reward card with $25 gift card purchase

HuHot - Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive $25 gift card free

iTunes - Purchase a $25 iTunes gift card for just $20 at Michael's Craft stores.

Lone Star - With a $25 gift card purchase, receive $5 gift card

McDonalds - With each $5 Arch Card purchase, receive a coupon good for 1 Free small McCafe drink. (Even these free drink cards make great gifts!)

Olive Garden - With a purchase of $25 gift card, receive a $5 bonus card

Outback Steakhouse - Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive $20 free

Qdoba - Purchase $25 in gift cards, receive a voucher for $5 to be used January or February 2013.

Red Lobster - Purchase $25 in gift card and receive a Free $5 bonus card.

Ruby Tuesdays - Purchase a $50 gift card and get a $15 gift card Free

Subway - Purchase $25 gift card, receive a Free 6 inch sub

Taco Bell - With a purchase of $20 in gift cards, receive a Free item - here

Texas Roadhouse - Purchase $30 gift cards online receive bonus $5 egift card.  I believe in-store you will receive a Free appetizer - here

Monday, December 10, 2012

Saving - Last Minute Gift Ideas From Amazon! $50 Off Kindle HD! Batman Dark Knight Rises! And More!

Check out some of these great gift ideas and better yet, great prices!  Amazon offers some nice deals along with possible Free Shipping with Super Saver Shipping (purchase $25 or more of qualifying products)!  Take a look around.  Here are just a few ideas I thought I would highlight for you:

The Dark Knight Rises (Blu-ray/DVD Combo+UltraViolet Digital Copy) $17.96 (great price!)

Just Dance 4 $29.99 (selling for $39.99 elsewhere)

Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller $23.99

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16 GB $249.99 (Use code: FIREHD89 at checkout to take $50 off, originally $299 - great deal to save on this product!)

The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) $7.24

Hand Held Scalp Head Massager - Set of Three $.99 (If you don't have one of these yet, you deserve one!  Makes a great stocking stuffer for your spouse!  A friend or teacher gift!  Doesn't look like much, but they are AMAZING - and this is a great deal for 3!)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saving - *HOT* Buy 3 Lip Balm Get 1 Free + Free Bath Salt From Simply.Natural.!

Are you looking for great products made naturally and made in South Dakota?  Check out Simply.Natural.  Find some great gifts and stocking stuffers!

Simply.Natural. is offering up a fantastic deal to Living, Laughing, Saving readers!  Head over and get 1 Free lip balm and 1 Free bath salt with your purchase of 3 lip balms.

How To Get This Deal
To get in on this deal simply add 3 lip balms to your order.  At checkout use the code: Living, Laughing, Saving and then comment with which lip balm and bath salt you want for free!

Also be sure to check out the Lip Balm Keychains!  This is a great way to ensure your lip balm doesn't hide under everything else in your purse!  Or attach to your child's backpack for easy use while they are away.

And just a note, if you want to pick up your order locally just choose this option at checkout and save on shipping!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Saving - 10 Premium Car Washes Just $28! WOW!

There is a fantastic deal on Groupon today.  Grab 10 Premium Car Washes at The Gas Stop for just $28, that's just $2.80 a wash!  This is a fantastic deal.  I often use the car wash at the 57th/Western location and it does a nice job.  The Premium washes regularly sell for $8 a whopping 65% savings!

Check out all you get with the Premium Wash!

The car washes are valid at all Gas Stop locations, except the one at 22nd/Minn in Sioux Falls.

Just head on over to Groupon and purchase the deal.  Then turn in your voucher before 1/15/13 to receive 10 individual car wash certificates in return that can be used anytime before 1/15/14!

Talk about fantastic stocking stuffers!  Use them all for one person or divide them out!  Bus driver gifts, teacher gifts, hubby gifts!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saving - Michael's Daily Deals: $5 Activity Kits!

If you have a little crafter on your list, you may want to consider heading to Michael's Crafts to check out today's Daily Deal!

You can grab Creatology Acitivity Kits for just $5 (Reg $12.99), while supplies last.

Saving - The Children's Place up to 30% Sitewide, Free Shipping & Cashback!

The Children's Place is offering up to 30% off sitewide along with Free Shipping on any order!

To grab 30% off, you must spend at least $60, however grab 20% off on any order, including clearance!  See codes above!

Also, keep in mind Free Shipping is on ANY order!

First - head on over to Ebates and sign in (or simply enter your email address to get signed up and on your way) and earn 2.5% cashback on your purchase!  Every bit counts!

I found these cute shirts and more marked down to $4.99.  Grab them for as low as $3.50 (with 30% discount). 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Saving - HOT $5 off $25 Amazon Purchase Offer! HURRY!

Head over to Amazon's Facebook page and take advantage of their $5 off a $25 purchase offer.  Hurry before they are gone.

Here's how to use your $5:

1) Shop for items with “Ships from and Sold by Amazon
2) Add $25 of eligible items to your cart.
3) On the “Review Your Order” page you will see the $5 savings applied

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Saving - Rare Crayola Coupons!

There are a couple nice, quite rare, Crayola coupons over here
Get $1 off a $5 purchase of Crayola products
Get $2 off a $19.97 or higher Crayola purchase

If you need a different zip code, try 90210.

Keep in mind you can combine this coupon with additional savings over here.

Saving - Best Buy 2-Day Sale = Great Deals & Free Shipping!

Shop Online at to grab some great 2-Day deals that ends today.  Here are a few of my favorites:

LG 24" Class HDTV $15.99 (Reg $229.99)

Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera $159.99 (Reg $229.99)

Sandisk 16GB SD Card $14.99 (Reg $39.99)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Saving - Dollhouse Deals!

Have a little girl on your list?  There is nothing like waking up Christmas morning to your little girl finding her very first dollhouse.  I remember that morning for us, three years ago.  It just may be with me every Christmas until the end of time!

Here are some deals on dollhouses if you are considering one for your little girl:

KidKraft My Very Own Dollhouse $69.99 (Reg $129.99), use code: GIFT15 at checkout to save 15% = $59.50 shipped Free!

PLUS - head on over to Ebates to earn 6% cashback on your purchase!!  Not a member of Ebates yet, no problem just head over and enter your email address and you are on your way to earning cash back on your online purchases!

Fisher-Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse with Caucasian Family $39.99 (Reg $89.99)!

New Kidkraft Wooden Glitter Dream Dollhouse Fits Barbie
We have a KidKraft brand dollhouse and have been very happy with it! $73.50 (Reg $189.99)