Friday, April 23, 2010

It's Friday...

which means it's Mega Swagbucks Friday!

For those of you who don’t know, Swagbucks is an excellent way to earn a little extra money by doing the same things you do everyday. What are Swagbucks? They are "points" you earn by simply doing your normal routine searches using Swagbucks for your search engine. It's that easy!

There are other ways you can earn Swagbucks too:

  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, click on the "Special Offers" tab in the left column, click on No Obligation Offers, skip through several ads, and you will get 2-4 Swagbucks. You can do this daily!
  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, scroll down until you see the "Special Offers" section in the middle of the page with pictures. Watch the videos to earn 1-4 Swagbucks.
  • Invite your friends to Swagbucks and every Swagbuck they win, you'll win as well!
  • Be sure to check your email from TSG and the blog frequently for chances to find Swagcodes to enter and earn more Swagbucks.
  • Once you are a Swagbucks member you can earn larger amounts of Swagbucks for your searches on Fridays! You can earn as much as 1000 Swagbucks!
Cash in your Swagbucks for prizes like giftcards to some of your favorite stores. I'm saving mine for upcoming birthdays and Christmas. Free gifts..woohoo! =)

Join Swagbucks, search, and start saving!

Sunday Coupon Preview 4/25

This Sunday 4/25 you can expect (2) inserts in your paper:

1 SmartSource
1 RedPlum

Go HERE to check them out! Remember all coupons vary by region and newspaper.

Happy Savings!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Snack: Dirt Pudding

Amanda over at A Few ShortCuts has a fun and yummy snack perfect for Earth Day!

Dirt Pudding


  • 1 pkg chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 small container Cool Whip topping, thawed
  • 1 pkg Oreo cookies (crushed)
  • 1 pkg gummy worms
  • Mix pudding mix and milk. Whisk together well!
  • Whisk in about ¾ of the tub of cool whip; about 6 oz.
  • Then stir in about 1 ½ cups crushed Oreos.
  • You can now scoop pudding mixture into individual serving cups, or 1 large serving bowl (see suggestions).
  • Top with remaining cookie crumbs to make it look like dirt.
  • Add Gummy worms, artificial flowers, or live edible flowers to decorate!
  • Refrigerate at least 10 minutes before serving.
See Amanda's full post HERE for more photos, tips, and suggestions!

I can't wait to make this super cute snack with my kids...Enjoy! =)

Cascadian Farm Earth Day Pledge!

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Cascadian Farm invites you to live green by pledging to follow a few eco-friendly tips. For each person that signs a pledge (through 5/31/2010), Cascadian Farm will donate $1 to the Organic Farming Research Foundation (up to a maximum donation of $40,000 with a minimum donation of $20,000). In turn, your pledge will help to create a cycle of positive change towards a more sustainable future.

Go over to the Cascadian Farm Facebook Page and make your eco-friendly pledge for a healthier earth!

Happy Earth Day!

FREE Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon from Kraft First Taste!

Kraft First Taste has a new offer:

Receive a coupon good for one (1) FREE package of OSCAR MAYER Turkey Bacon (up to a $4.00 value). All coupons are offered while supplies last. Offer expires 7/31/2010.

What is Kraft First Taste? First Taste is the best place to get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try them, and tell them what you think. As a member of the First Taste community, you'll receive offers for FREE Kraft products and high value coupons.

Sign up or login to your account HERE.
Happy Savings!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FREE Skin Cleanser at Origins tomorrow!

We’ll trade you for FREE! One day only – 4/22. Bring your current skincare to any Origins counter and we’ll trade it for a full-size of one of our gentle, high-performance cleansers. Choose either: Checks and Balances™ Frothy face wash Or a Perfect World™ Antioxidant cleanser with White Tea. Value up to $20!

Go HERE to find an Origins store near you!

Happy Savings!

Wordless Wednesday: Future Couponer =)

Publix Deals 4/21-4/27

My buddy Michelle over at I Heart Publix brings you the best Publix deals with coupon matchups every week. I'm going to highlight some of my favorites, but be sure to read her full post HERE for all the super deals.

Tropicana Pure Premium Orange juice or Ruby Red Grapefruit or Trop50 Orange Juice Beverage, 100% Pure, Assorted Varieties, 2/$6
-B1G1 Trop50 4/7 IP ***Expires 4/21
Makes each carton $1.50!

Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4-pk, 4 oz cup, BOGO $2.50
-$1/1 Yoplus PRINT & PRINT
Makes each 4pk only 25 cents!

Del Monte Fruit, Fruit & Gel, 4 pk 3.75 to 4.5 oz cup or Fruit Chillers, 8 ct 2 oz tube, 3/$5
-$1/1 Fruit Chillers PRINT & PRINT
Makes each 4pk only 67 cents!

Nabisco Chips Ahoy!, Assorted Varieties, 10.2 to 15.25 oz pkg, 2/$5
-$1/2 Nabisco Cookies PRINT
-B1G1 Nabisco Cookies 4/5 IP ***Expires 4/23
Purchase 4 pkgs, Use (2) B1G1 and (1) $1/2 to pay only $1 per pkg!

Cascadian Farm Organic Granola Bars or Cereal, 6.2 to 17 oz box, $1.99
-$2/3 Cascadian Bar or cereal Publix Q PRINT
-$1/1 Cascadian Farm PRINT & PRINT
Stack Publix Q with (3) $1/1 MQs to pay 32 cents per box!

Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruit, Vegetables, or Potatoes, 7.4 to 16 oz pkg, $1.99
-$1/1 Cascadian Farm PRINT & PRINT
-$2/3 Cascadian Farm Frozen Publix Q PRINT
Stack Publix Q with (3) $1/1 MQs to pay 32 cents per package!

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries, Assorted Varieties, 6 ct, 11.5 oz box, BOGO $2.19
-$1/1 Toaster Strudel PRINT
-$.55/2 Toaster Strudel PRINT
Makes each box 9 or 82 cents per box!

Windex Glass Cleaner Original or With Vinegar; or Multi-Surface, Ammonia-Free: Sparking Lemon or Crystal Rain, 26 oz bot, BOGO $3.39 Eligible SC Johnson Rebate
-$1/1 Windex Multi-Surface Cleaning Product, Any PRINT
Purchase 3, Use (3) $1/1 MQs, Submit for $5 Rebate and you have a $2.92 MONEYMAKER!

Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, Assorted Varieties, Antibacterial, 22 oz can, BOGO $3.29 Eligible SC Johnson Rebate
-$1/1; $.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, Any 3/21 SS
-$2/2 Peelie
Purchase 3, Use (1) $2/2 Peelie and (1) $1/1 MQ, Submit for $5 Rebate and you have a $3.07 MONEYMAKER!

Scotties White Facial Tissues, 60 to 132 ct box, $.99
-$1/3 Scotties Publix Q PRINT
-$1/1 Scotties PRINT
Stack Publix Q with (2) $1/1 MQs to score 3 boxes of tissue FREE!

Thanks so much Michelle!

GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs 50 cents at Publix!

I found these GE Energy Smart Multipack Light Bulbs twin packs on an endcap at my Publix for $4.99. I stacked a TQ $2/1 GE Energy Smart Light bulb package HERE with a MQ $2/1 any GE Energy Smart CFL Multipack lighting product HERE to pay $0.99 per package. That is only 50 cents a bulb!

Now I call that a steal! You may want to be on the lookout for these multipacks at your local Publix!

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another Classico Coupon!

There is a Buy One Classico White Pasta Sauce and Get One Classico Red Pasta Sauce Free coupon HERE under zip code 30101.

Now all we need is a great sale!

Happy Savings!

BOGO Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Coupon!

***UPDATE: The expiration date has now been extended to May 15th, but the last day to print this coupon is May 1st!***

Become a Snackpicks Facebook Fan and get a coupon for BOGO Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 8 1/2oz bag or larger. Coupon expires today! So if you are shopping today, be sure to print this coupon to take with you.

Happy Savings!

Thanks I Heart Saving Money!

New RedPlum Coupons! has some great new coupons out! Here are my favorites:

$1/1 any Lindsay Re-closeables
$1/1 New Dole Sensations Natural Lemon Lime or Watermelon
$0.35/1 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage (prints as $1/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage)
$1/1 Quaker True Delights Instant Oatmeal
Plus lots of DVD coupons!

Happy Savings!

Tipster Tuesday: Subscribe to your local newspaper!

I recently decided to subscribe to my local newspaper and I was super excited when they told me about an awesome special. I could receive the Sunday and Wednesday paper for only $1.00/week. I've been paying $2.00/week for the Sunday paper alone. Papers vary from region to region, but my Wednesday paper has additional coupons and sale circulars not found in the Sunday paper. So my total savings: $52.00/year. That is 64% off the news stand price! WOW! Plus I will receive an extra paper with more coupons. Even better! Did I mention I have the convenience of the paper delivered right to my door every week. =)

Why pay more? Go HERE for a list of discounted Newspapers by State or call your local paper to see how much you can save!

Happy Savings!

NEW Pampers Gifts to Grow Code!

Here is a new Pampers Gifts to Grow code:

GTGSPRINGFREE10- 10 points

Happy Savings!

Rebate Roundup 4/18-4/24

My friend Greta over at Friend Family Fun has your Rebate Roundup! She has taken the time to compile a list of info and deal ideas for current mail in rebates to give you ultimate savings!

Rebates are a great way to earn extra money and save you money on items you would normally buy anyway. Plus it's exciting to open your mailbox and find a rebate check or gift card several weeks or months later! =)

Thanks so much Greta!

$10/$30 Bath & Body Coupon!

Bath & Body Works has a great coupon for $10 off of any purchase $30 or more HERE. Use code VANILLAS online. Plus enjoy free shipping on any purchase $60 or more with code FREESHIP60 at checkout. Offer valid through May 9, 2010.

Happy Savings!

Monday, April 19, 2010

*HOT* Classico Coupon! has another awesome new coupon for $1.50/1 any Classico Pasta Sauce 44oz. I used zip code 90210. Better hurry, this coupon will likely go fast!

There is also a coupon for $1/2 any Classico Pasta Sauce 15 or 24oz HERE

Happy Savings!

*HOT* *HOT* *HOT* Copy Paper Deal at Staples!

There is a HOT deal on copy paper at Staples! Between coupons and rebates, you can get two cases of copy paper for as little as $3.42 + tax shipped! Make sure you enter your Staples Rewards Card # or sign up for one first because there is an additional rebate of $3.79 per case for reward members. Here’s how this will work:

1. Sign up or login to your account at ShopAtHome to earn 3% cash back on your purchase. Go to Staples if you would rather just shop directly through their site.

2. Select “Order by Catalog#” at the top of the page. Enter the number 122374-QJ. This will bring up HammerMill Copy Plus Copy Paper. The price will be $24.99 per case. Place 2 into your cart.

3. On the next screen select Add/Edit Coupon and enter 47617. This will deduct $5 per case for a total discount of $10.

4. Shipping to the store will be free. If you spend $50, you can get shipping to your home for free. You will need to pick up something inexpensive to bring your total over $50. I chose a pair of Westscott Children's Scissors for $1.99

5. When you checkout, your total will be $51.97+ tax (your local sales tax will be applied here). You should see FREE shipping on your order.

6. Within 7-10 days, you should see $1.55 credited back to your ShopAtHome account. If this is your first purchase through them, you will also get a $5.00 credit to your account as well.

7. After you submit your order and receive your order receipt by email, go ahead and submit for your  Staples $32 Easy Rebates ($16.00 per case). You have a choice of (2) $16 pre-paid Visa cards, rebate checks, or Staples gift cards. Rebate will arrive in 4-6 weeks. Note: your purchase MUST be made from 4/18-4/24 to be eligible for this rebate offer and submitted by June 17, 2010.

$49.98 (2) Cases Copy Paper
$1.99 (1) Westscott Children's Scissors
-$10.00 Coupon Code
-$1.55 ShopAtHome Rebate
-$5.00 ShopAtHome first time purchase rebate
-32.00 Staples Easy Rebates
$3.42+ Tax *Plus get back $7.58 in Staples Rewards WOW...What a great deal!

I ran this deal myself and all of the codes worked without any problems. I scored 2 cases of Copy Paper and 1 pair of Scissors FREE, got paid 38 cents, and I didn't even have to leave my house. Woohoo! =)

If you need copy paper, I highly recommend getting in on this deal as soon as you can!

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

Starbucks Ice Cream Coupons! has some awesome coupons! My absolute favorite is the $1/2 pints of any Starbucks Ice Cream. I used zip code 24153.

There is also a $0.75/1 pint of any Starbucks Ice Cream coupon HERE. Remember to hit your back button to print twice!

These coupons are about to get even sweeter, because Publix currently has Starbucks Ice Cream pints on sale BOGO $3.79

Oh, the Caramel Macchiato is sooo yummy! Which flavor is your favorite?

Enjoy...I know I will! =)

FREE John Frieda Sample!

Walmart is offering a FREE John Frieda Sample from their Root Awakening Line! Limit of one (1) sample per household. Your sample should arrive in 4 weeks!

For those of you who scored the cheap John Frieda products last week at CVS, did you know John Frieda advertises stronger and more manageable hair in just 7 days Gauranteed! So if you are not completely satisfied, go HERE for details on how to request coupons for 3 FREE other full-size John Frieda products. Original receipt dated between 3/01/10 and 9/30/10 required and your submittal must be postmarked no later than 30 days after date of purchase. Offer ends 10/31/10. Limit of one (1) offer per name or email address.

Happy Savings!

FREE Fun Activities at Pottery Barn Kids!

Looking for some FREE fun activities for the kids?

Stop by Pottery Barn Kids this Thursday, April 22nd between 11 am and 3 pm as they celebrate Earth Day with earth-friendly stories and activities! Best of all, kids will receive a surprise they can plant at home while supplies last. Go HERE to find a store near you!

Plus Pottery Barn Kids has a Book Club Story Time every Tuesday from 11-11:30 am. Kids of all ages are invited. Members receive an official Book Club Card at their first story time and a special gift after attending 5 story times. Time and date may vary by store. Please call your local store to confirm.

Have fun!

Everyone pays Kids Price at Six Flags!

Everyone pays kids price at Six Flags! Present a pack of Stride Gum with this printable coupon at the ticket booth of any participating Six Flags theme park and get one general admission ticket for the price of a child ticket! Coupon is a PDF so there is unlimited prints. Offer valid through October 11, 2010.

Please visit for a list of Six Flags parks and operating schedules.

Have fun!

FREE Simply Smart Milk Coupon!

Become a Simply Smart Milk Facebook Fan and receive a coupon in the mail for one complimentary Simply Smart Milk!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Sentiments: Waiting

"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him." Psalm 37:7

In today's society I find it so incredibly hard to wait. We are people of instant gratification and immediate solutions, yet the Bible repeatedly tells us to wait for the Lord. We are simply to trust in Him and wait patiently. This is a lesson that I feel God has been trying to teach me over the last several months. I have come to realize it's not about my plan, but God's perfect timing!

I encourage you to put your concerns, burdens, and needs into His hands and wait. May God bless each of us as we humbly submit to His will.

Hope all of you have a blessed week! =)