Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saving - YoCrunch $.29/1 Coupon! Today Only!

Hey there, you can grab a nice coupon good for $.29/1 YoCrunch yogurt in honor of Leap Day!  This is one of my kids' all-time favorite snacks!  They will be happy to see Mommy has some coupons for their favorite snack!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saving - Leap Day Deals - 2/29!

Ace Hardware - 29% discount on any regular priced item under $30

- Note Nyberg's Ace deal is 29% off regular price purchase of $29 or more - here

Caribou - Buy 1 Get 1 Free drinks, must present coupon - here or here

Subway - Free cookie with any purchase as mentioned here

Local Deals:
Cookie Jar - First 100 customers will be elligible to draw for a "leaptastic" prize - here

Dairy Queen - Get $5 off Dairy Queen ice cream cakes with this coupon (link at top of page)

Nyberg's Ace - 29% off regular price purchase of $29 or more - here

HyVee on East 10th - $.29/lb bananas (Facebook deal)

Kidtopia - deals listed here

Zanbroz - Save 29% on a single regular priced item with this coupon

There are sure to be additional deals out there, be sure to come back and share them in the comments!

Saving - HyVee 3-Day Sale! Ocean Spray Deal!

HyVee has just released a flyer for a 3-Day sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Just a few items on the sale.

Here is a nice deal on Ocean Spray juice.

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice 64 oz, sale $2.29 Buy 1 Get 1 Free
(pictured is Cranberry 100% Juice - but others may be included?)

Combine with this coupon - good for Free 64 oz Ocean Spray Cherry drink with purchase of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice drink.

= 3 Ocean Spray 64 oz juices for just $2.29 ($.77 each!)

Saving - Try To Win An Edible Arrangment!

The arrangments by Edible Arrangments are so darn cute and don't they look tastey too!  Head on over to the Q95.7 website (scroll don right hand side) and enter for your chance to win a free arrangment from Edible Arrangements!

Saving - Gas Price Hike & $1 Off Per Gallon Deal Today Only!

Note this does not reflect today's gas prices, this is an old photo!
Did the gas price hike happen over night, or have I just really not been paying attention?  Either way, I have a *hot* deal to share with you!

Today at the 49th Street HyVee they are offering a $.50/gallon discount on gas!  This has got to be the highest discount I have seen!

Even better!  Super America is still offering their match on gas discounts AND it's Tuesday, so they will double it!  That's $1 off per gallon!  Woot!

I waited about 10 minutes to get to the pump, however ended up paying about $2.79/gallon today on super unleaded gas!  It's been a while since I could say that I paid that price!  Thank you, Super America!

Living - No Coupons Used At HyVee Today!

I get a hard time often from friends who think I only shop with coupons.  Well, I just want it noted (and maybe documented for future reference),I used ZERO coupons today on my trip to HyVee.  Today was a day for replenishing the apples, bananas, oranges (and that just reminds me of something I forgot, ha!) and a day for stocking up on chicken and grabbing some goodies to make beef stew (it recently dawned on me that I had not yet made stew this winter)!

I did however, take advantage of sale prices on the meat and a nice sale on the bananas.  So, the trip was not completely unplanned shopping.  It isn't necessary to shop with coupons in order to save money.  Even if you do not have time/energy to devote to clipping coupons, you can make a decent impact on your overall family food budget just by shopping sale items, stocking up when the sale price is fairly decent.  And by making alternative choices on things that may not be on sale.

I grabbed the split chicken breasts that are on sale this week for $.89/lb.  I find this to be a nice price on the split chicken breast so I grabbed 3 packages, which I will cut up for different meals (Cut some smaller breasts from it for meals that involve full chicken breasts, chunks for white sauce pasta meals and salads and strips for fajitas, etc.)  I believe I should be able to get 6 meals out of the chicken, so should be under $2 each meal!  Compare that to the skinless boneless chicken breasts that sell for over $2 a lb!

Also, with the beef stew I want to make I could have easily grabbed a package of the pre-cut up beeft stew meat that is selling for about $5.50/lb (wow!), however I decided to grab a roast that ran me about $3.89/lb.  I should be able to get 2 meals out of the roast, as I will half it and use the other half for either sandwiches or cut up for another crockpot of stew!

I would love to hear from others on how you save at the grocery store without coupons!  Share in the comments.  Your ideas just might help someone else! 

So, there you have it!  I. Used. Zero. Coupons. Today! *smile*

I did come across an awesome deal however and will be sharing it in my next post!  Stay tuned!

Saving - Subway Free Cookie On Leap Day (2/29)!

Subway is offering a "sweet" deal on Wednesday, 2/29.  Get a Free cookie with any purchase!  No coupon necessary.

Saving - YoKids $1/1 Coupon (Check Your Email)!

Did you take advantage of the YoKids coupon I posted about here?  If so, be sure to check your email!  I just received an email good for $1/1 YoKids item as a result of the previous offer!  My kids are loving the Squeezers!

Saving - Free Sample Gevalia Coffee!

I have seen this coffee sneak into stores lately and have been curious, have you?  Well, here is a great chance to give it a try.  Hurry on over here and request a free sample, thanks to Walmart.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saving - IHOP Free Pancakes 2/28!

Grab a Free short stack of pancakes on Tuesday at IHOP.  It's National Pancake Day!  In return, IHOP will ask that customers make a donation to a specified charity.  For Sioux Falls you will be donating to Sanford Children's Hospital.

Saving - Dollar Tree Spring Containers!

If you haven't been into Dollar Tree recently, you may want to stop by and check out their new Spring colors and fun items.  I happened upon them when they were first putting the items out, so am itching to get back and see whatever goodies they may have put out.

I picked up 2 nice sized baskets with moving handle from the display above.  Of course, just $1 each.  And I will be using them for Easter baskets this year!  I'm tempted to grab a couple of the other items as containers to be used for teacher gifts, birthday gifts, etc!  Fill them up with some couponing goodies and it would make such a cute gift.

What other fun finds have you found at a dollar store lately?

Saving - Unadvertised RR On Huggies Wipes at Walgreens = Free!

Wow!  There is an awesome unadvertised Register Reward deal going on right now at Walgreens.  You can find the Huggies Natural Care Wipes or Huggies Soft Skin Wipes on sale for $2.49, and are printing a $2 RR!  Use the $.50/1 Huggies Wipe coupon from 2/12 SS and grab them for free!

Note:  The shelves were cleared at the Walgreens I attempted to try out the deal.  However, I grabbed a Huggies Natural Care Wipes Refill pkg (72 ct), which is $2.99 and the $2 RR printed!  So I paid just $.49 after coupon and RR!

Because this is an unadvertised deal, it may be regional and it is uncertain how long the deal is available.

Thanks, Hip2Save for the heads up on the deal!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saving - Target Diaper Coupon!

If you like the Target brand diapers, there is a nice (rare) coupon available over here.  Grab a coupon good for $1.50 any box of Target Up & Up diapers.

Saving - HyVee Top Picks & Ad Matchup (Through 2/28)!

Here are my top picks for this week at HyVee.  Want to see a full ad matchup, then head on over here.

Let us know what great deals you are finding this week, leave a comment and share with the other readers!

Up2U Gum single pack $1
Use $1/1 2/5 SS
= Free
*Great Easter basket item!

HyVee Split Chicken Breast $.89/lb

Cottonelle 12 pk double rolls $5.88
*Catalina deal, wyb 2 Receive a catalina coupon good for $3 off your next shopping trip.  Purchase 3, receive $4 off your next shopping trip!

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 3 $5.88
= 17.64
Receive $4 catalina coupon
= $13.64 or $4.54 each, or $.38 each double roll.  Nice price!

Softsoap Bar Soap 3 pk $1.99
Use $1.50/1 2/12 SS
*Nice donation item!

Purchase Deal: Purchase 10 select products, receive $3 off with in-ad coupon (Deal Scenarios below)

Yoplait Light Yogurt with Granola 2 pk $1.99
Use $.75/1 1/8 or  2/5 GM
= $1.24 ($.94 each when 10 items purchased)

Yoplait Trix Yogurt $1.99
Use $.75/2 1/8 or 2/5 GM
= $1.62 each wyb 2 ($1.32 each when 10 items purchased)
*Note also a catalina deal, wyb 2 yoplait Trix yogurt, you should receive a catalina coupon good for $1.50 off your next shopping trip!

Totino's Pizza Rolls $1.25
Use $1/2 1/29 SS or here
= $.75 each wyb 2 ($.45 each when 10 items purchased)

Yoplait Greek 6 oz cups $.88
Use $1.50/5 1/22 SS
= .58 each wyb 5 ($.28 each when 10 items purchased)

And more...see more matchups here

Deal Scenario 1:
Purchase 2 Yoplait Trix $1.99 ea
Purchase 4 Totinos Pizza Rolls $1.25 ea 
Purchase 2 Yoplait Light w/Granola $1.99 ea
Purchase 2 Green Giant frozen veggies $1.48 ea
= $13.48
Use $.75/2 Yoplait Trix
Use 2 $1/2 Totinos Pizza Rolls
Use 2 $.75/1 Yoplait Light w/Granola
= $9.17
Receive catalina coupon for $1.50 for purchasing Trix yogurt
= $7.67 or $.76 each item!

Deal Scenario 2
Purchase 2 Yoplait Trix $1.99 ea
Purchase 5 Yoplait Greek $.88 ea
Purchase 2 Totinos Pizza Rolls $1.25 ea
Purchase 1 Yoplait Light w/Granola $1.99 ea
= $12.87
Use $.75/2 Yoplait Trix
Use $1.50/5 Yoplait Greek
Use 1 $1/2 Totinos Pizza Rolls
Use 1 $.75/1 Yoplait Light w/Granola
= $8.87
Receive catalina coupon for $1.50 for purchasing Trix yogurt
= $7.37 or $.74 each item!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Living - Random Fun For The Weekend!

Something to do for the kiddos or the family on order for the weekend?  Here are a few things going on in and around Sioux Falls this weekend.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Stage Adventures Workshop Theatre Games PreK-2nd grade 9-9:45 AM - here

Stage Adventures Workshop Readers Theatre grade 6-8 10-11 AM - here

Additional Stage Adventures Workshops - here

Lowe's Build & Grow Workshop 10 AM - here

Storytime at the Pavillion 10:15 AM - here

Family Storytime at Main Branch Library 11 AM - here

Great Plains Golf Expo at Sioux Falls Convention Center 12 PM - here

First LEGO League Championship Tourney at Elmen Center 8:30 AM - 4 PM - here

Great Plains Golf Expo at Sioux Falls Convention Center 12 PM - here

Sioux Falls Storm Season Opening Game 2 PM - here

Snowshoeing at Outdoor Campus 1-4 PM - here

Ice Skating Rinks 1-8 PM - here

Summer Activities Fair at the Sioux Falls Convention Center 1-3 PM - here

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saving - How To Save A Little At Cinemark Movie Theatres (Century)!

Going to the movie theatre is not a cheap entertainment choice.  But it is one that we enjoy doing from time to time. So if you are trying to stick to an entertainment budget, you may appreciate all the help you can get in saving some money at the theatre.

Here are a few great ways to save at your favorite Cinemark Movie Theatres (Century in Sioux Falls):

*Sign up for the weekly email coupons!  Each week they send out money saving concession coupons.

*Facebook - head over to the Cinemark Facebook page and "like" them.  They have recently added a weekly coupon tab.  (It is possible that these are the same as what is being emailed out, as it is for this week, but might not hurt to keep checking it out.)

*Hit a matinee showing of your movie of choice!  The first movie showing of the day is discounted at participating Cinemark theatres.

*Seniors Day - every Monday seniors 62 or older receive a discount on their ticket at participating theatres.

*Check out this page and this page on the Cinemark website with other money saving deals.

*Ask grandma to watch the grandchildren so there are no sitter costs. lol!  You may also consider setting up a 'swap' with friends or other family members.  You watch our kids this Friday and we will watch your kids next Friday.  Go have fun and no worries for paying a sitter.

Enjoy the show!

Saving - POM Juice Free After Coupon @ Sunshine!

Sunshine has a *hot* surprise Price Plunge right now in store.  Grab POM Blueberry Pomegranate juice on Price Plunge (while supplies last) for $.99.  But wait.  Use the $1/1 coupon from the 12/4 or 1/8 SS insert or print one from here.  This will score you some free juice.

Now, I must note that the expiration date on the juice is 2/25.  However, you do have a couple of days to use it up.  I am also thinking I will add some to ice cube trays, freeze and put in ziplocs to use with smoothies!  Never done this before, however it can't be too bad!?

Final note on this, please keep in mind that Price Plunge prices do vary by store.  This was located at the Sioux Falls location.

Saving - Tag Books $6.99 at Target!

Remember the $3/1 Tag Book coupon I told you about here?  Great news!  Target now has several of their Tag books on price cut, down from $13.99 to $9.99.  So combine this great price cut with the coupon and snag them for just $6.99.  That's 50% savings!

I hope to grab the Spiderman and Tangled books for my kiddos' Easter baskets!

*Note: I did notice a few Tag books prices reduced at Walmart, however they are marked to $9.98, so you would not be able to use this coupon since it is good on books $9.99 or greater.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Saving - 2 Hours of Maid Service Just $10 (New Members)!

Just a reminder that Deal Chicken has a great promotion going on right now for new members!  Sign up now and receive a $10 credit good off your first Deal purchase of $15 or more.

There is a great Maid Service deal going on right now that would make for a sweet deal when you combine your $10 new member credit.  Check it out!

Maid Service Deal:

For 2 hours of Maid Service from Maid 4 U - 50% off and yours for just $20

New Member?  Apply your $10 sign up credit and get it for just $10!  That's 75% savings!  

The Maid 4 U certificate doesn't expire until August, so would make a great Mother's Day gift (Or Father's Day gift, if the Daddy does the cleaning), bridal shower gift, birthday gift or plainly treat yourself!  :-)  Loving this deal!

Living,Laughing,Saving GIVEAWAY! The Gas Stop $25 Gift Card!

Update: Pam Kaiser was chosen by The Gas Stop as the lucky winner!  They have/will be contacting you soon!

It's Giveaway time!

The Gas Stop is giving away a $25 gift card exclusively to one of my followers!

All you have to do is “like” both of our Facebook pages!  Simple enough!  Keep on top of specials, contests and giveaways when you "like" The Gas Stop on Facebook. 

I’m excited to partner with The Gas Stop for this giveaway, as it is one of my favorite places to stop each week.  And if you have been around the blog for awhile, you know I’ve posted about some great deals from The Gas Stop!  And one of my favorite is their e-offers!  Sign up for their email list and you will receive 2 coupons per month AND just for signing up you will get a coupon for a Free 32 oz fountain pop!  (Get signed up today 2/22 and still get in on this week's coupon!!)

Ok, what are you waiting for?!  Head on over to Facebook and if you haven’t done so already,  “like” The Gas Stop page and then head on over and “like” Living,Laughing,Saving!

One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive a $25 Gas Stop gift card, from those that like both pages on Facebook!  To be eligible to win, you have until Friday (2/24/12) to "like" both pages.  The Gas Stop will randomly draw a winner after that time.  The winner will be announced here on the blog.  Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Saving - Stonyfield YoBaby Yogurt & *hot* Zevia Coupons!

There are a couple nice coupons available over here.  You can grab the following coupons:

$1/1 Stonyfield YoBaby Yogurt (look for banner at top of page)

$3/1 Zevia 6 pk (look for banner down the page on the right) or here
*This is a nice high value.  I have seen this sold at HyVee, Pomegranate Market and possibly Target

Saving - Kellogg's $4 off 4 Select Cereals!

Hurry on over here and grab the new coupon good for $4 off 4 select Kellogg's brand cereals.

Try zip 30303 if you need to.

Saving - New Country Crock & I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Coupons!

There are a couple new high-value coupons avaialable this morning.

Country Crock $1/1 (excludes honey and cinnamon varieties)
*may mean really cheap pumpkin flavored spread, runs just over $1 at Walmart

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter $1.25/1

Use zip 57105, if needed.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Saving - CiCi's Pizza Free Child's Buffet!

Grab this coupon good for a Free Child's Buffet, with purchase of an adult buffet.  Valid through 2/25/12.

Thanks, Mojosavings!

Saving - KFC $3 Coupon!

Head on over here to grab a coupon good for $3 off any 12-piece chicken meal.  Good through 3/15/12.

Saving - Walgreens Top Picks & Ad Matchup!

What are your favorite deals this week at Walgreens?  I have a couple that I thought were worth highlighting.  For a full ad matchup, head on over here.

Goody Ouchless Elastics $2.99, Receive $2 RR
= $.99
*Also keep your eyes out for nice clearance items in the hair accessory area. 

Kleenex tissues 70 or 100 ct $.99
Use $.50/3 2/12 SS
= $2.47 or $.83 each

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saving - Kraft Coupon $1.50/2 Select Products! Plus HyVee Catalina!

Head on over here and grab a coupon good for $1.50 off 2 select Kraft products:
Philadelphia Indulgence
Cooking Creme
Kraft Fresh Take
Milkbite Granola Bar

There is currently a catalina deal valid through 2/19 at HyVee (or other possible grocery stores) for the Philadelphia Cooking Creme:
  • Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~

  • Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~

  • Buy 4 or more participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order

  • Combine both for a nice deal!

    Living - Random Fun This Weekend!

    Here are a few things going on in and around Sioux Falls this weekend for the family/kiddos. 

    Happy Weekend Everyone!

    Family FUN Festival at MultiCultural Center 12-3 PM - here

    Greater Midwest Toy Show starting at 9 AM Ramkota Exhibit Hall - here

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

    Family Storytime at Main Branch Library 11 AM - here

    Make It Take It at Michael's Express Yourself Tote, with purchase of bandana 10 AM - 12 PM

    Dinosaur Exhibit at Great Plains Zoo

    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Saving - Ortega Product $1/2 Coupon & Local HyVee Deal!

    There is a new coupon available over here good for $1/2 Ortega products!

    Local Deal:
    HyVee on East 10th Street just posted yesterday that they have a nice price decline on Ortega products, which means cheap & free products with the above coupon!

    Mild Taco Sauce $.79
    Taco Shells $.99
    Taco Seasoning 3/$1

    Saving - Tag Book $3 Off Coupon!

    There is a nice new coupon good for $3 off any Tag Book $9.99 or more.  Both my kids have a Tag reader and they just LOVE them!  Was just thinking of adding a new Tag book to their Easter baskets.  This coupon will certainly come in handy.

    Coupon expires 3/31/12.

    Saving - List of Sweepstakes/Games!

    There are some great sweepstakes going on right now.  Be sure to check them out.  And consider can't win if you don't enter. :-)  Good luck!

    MasterLock -

    It's Random Acts of Kindness week - did you know that?!  Master Lock wants to help you "lock" up your new year's resolutions!  Head on over to their Facebook page and daily (through 2/19) try your luck at winning a Visa gift card and some great Master Lock products!

    Lewis Drug -

    Register in store at special display for a chance to win Land O Lakes milk for a year!  (This picture taken at 41st/Minnesota location)  Drawing March 3, 2012.

    Chuck E Cheeses -

    Try your skills to win up to 50 tickets!  Play a game online to hit different levels of winnings.  Head on over here.

    Mix 97-3 -

    1 Minute to $1,000.  If you are a listener of Mix 97-3 simply take a minute to fill out the survey and you could possibly win $1,000 or 1 of 8 $100 prizes.  Winners will be drawn 2/20/12.

    Chevy's -

    You could win up to $10,000 or other Chevy's prizes.  Instant win prizes daily.  Register by 2/29/12.  Even if you don't win instantly, you may still receive a coupon good for $5 off a $25 purchase.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Saving - Sunshine Kleenex Deal Ends Today!

    Just took a quick look at this week's Sunshine ad, that ends today and noticed a GREAT deal on Kleenex.  Hope there is enough time for some of you to get in on the deal.

    Kleenex, select sizes 70-100 ct $1
    *There is a catalina currently available, when you purchase 6, receive $1.50 off your next shopping trip.

    Deal Scenario:
    Purchase 6 Kleenex, $1 each
    Use 2 $.50/3 2/12 SS (double to $1 each *if your store allows on sale items)
    = $4
    Receive $1.50 catalina coupon
    = $2.50 or $.41 each!
    *Even if your store doesn't double on sale items, you will pay $3.50 or $.58 each after coupons and catalina.

    Saving - Valentine's Day Specials!

    There are a few noteable Valentine's Day specials today!  Feel free to add ones you are aware of to the comment section.  Happy Valentines everyone!

    Caribou Coffee - Buy 1 Get 1 Free drink coupon - here

    Papa John's - Heart shaped pizza for $7 plus tax (or give making a homemade one a whirl by simply shaping crust dough into shape of a heart)!

    The Pickle Barrel - Use the code "HEART" when ordering online today to receive a free dessert with your meal purchase - here

    Qdoba - Buy 1 Get 1 Free entree if you kiss someone, need not know the person..ha ha!! :-)

    Redbox - Send your friend a free DVD rental, valid today (2/14) only!  Head over to their Facebook page to get started - here

    Star Performance Complex - Buy 2 Drop-in childcare punch cards, get 1 free.  Basically $100 for 60 hours of childcare or $1.67/hr - here

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    Saving - Pier 1 $10 Off $50 Purchase Coupon!

    Great coupon from Pier 1 Imports!  Grab $10 off $50 purchase coupon over here on their Facebook page.  It's Fan Appreciation week.

    Coupon is valid through 2/20/12.

    Living - Some Valentines Goodies!

    Are you looking for some quick and easy things to do last minute for Valentines day?  I thought I would share with you a few things we have been up to lately.  I think they are all things that you could do yet today just in time for that special day!

    Handprint cards

    The kids made handprint cards for their grandparents!  I just remembered that I need to get these in the mail today!   They are pretty simple.  Have your child put their paint-filled hands facing down to form the shape of a heart with their thumbs and pointer fingers.  Then cut out a heart and tape it down.  Add whatever saying you want!  It is cute and memorable!

    Dipped Oreo Cookies

    Simply add a stick to an oreo cookie and dip in white (or to be festive try pink or red) melted chips.  Add sprinkles and let dry.  Easy peasy! And I think the kids will love these!

    Personalized Valentines

    Elizabeth did these last year and I thought it would be fun to give it another try this year to compare all the cute changes. 

    She had fun posing, I must have about 30 different ones, but the one below is what we decided to go with.  And of course, heart suckers were a must! :-)  To do this, just simply have your child hold out their hand as if they are holding a sucker.  Once developed, cut 2 small slits in the hand area of the picture to stick the sucker stick through.  So fun!

    Please share your easy and fun Valentines ideas in the comments!

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Saving - HyVee Unadvertised Deals!

    Here are a few deals found this week on price declines and/or clearance.  Keep in mind that unadvertised deals can vary by store. However it may pay off to keep an eye out for Price Decline signs and clearance areas!  Share your deals finds!

    Bic 5 pk Pencils, price decline $1.50
    Use $1/1 1/8 SS
    = $.50

    KY Jelly 2 oz, regular price $2.48
    Use $3/1 1/8 SS or here
    = Free
    *Note: Some HyVee stores will not accept a coupon on a product when the sale price is less than the coupon amount.
    *Also available $2/1 2/5 SS

    Keep a look out for this fun free sample in HyVee stores.  It is for 2 free Breathe Right Strips, plus inside is a coupon good for $1.50/1 Breathe Right product!

    Crystal Light hard candies, clearance $.50/bag
    Use $.50/1 Dec '11 All You
    = Free

    Mentos Up2U single pack gum, price decline $1
    Use $1/1 1/1 or 2/5 SS
    = Free

    Mentos gum 15 piece bottles, price decline $1
    Use $.55/1 1/1 or 2/5 SS
    = $.45