Saturday, June 19, 2010

Super Savings Saturday: Look what I got FREE at CVS!

I started out with $8 ECB ($5+$3). I purchased the following:

Transaction #1
1 Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers
Used $3 MQ + $5 ECB= Paid $0.49 OOP and $3 ECB remaining

Transaction #2
3 MultiGrain Cheerios ($4 ECB)
1 Kleenex Cottonelle 12pk
2 Gillette Body Wash ($8 ECB)
2 Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste ($4 ECB)
1 Schick Hydro 5 Cartridges 4pk ($4 ECB)
Used $5/$25 CVS Q + $6.50 MQs + $3 ECB= Paid $26.42 OOP and received $20 ECB back

Transaction #3
3 Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers
Used $9 MQs + $16 ECB= Paid $0.47 OOP and $4 ECB remaining

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $105.87
Special Price Savings: $30.99
Store Coupons: $5 + $24 ECB= $29
Manufacturer Coupons: $18.50
Total amount saved: $78.49
Total OOP after Sales, Coupons, and ECB: $27.38*

*Paid with my complimentary CVS $30 eGift Card HERE which gave me 100% savings! Yep, I got all of this FREE!!!

Who says being frugal can't be fun? =)

I would love to hear how you saved this week. Please feel free to share your savings too!

Friday, June 18, 2010

*HOT* Fruit Coupon!

Go HERE to print a Publix coupon for $1.50/1 pack of Blueberries, Blackberries, or Raspberries. High-value fresh fruit coupons don't come along very often. Better hurry and print yours!

Introducing Veggie Delights!

While I'm not personally a vegetarian, I do love eating vegetables and think they are an important part of anyone's daily diet. As a mom of 3 small children, I'm always trying to come up with new and creative ways to introduce vegetables to my kids. Every Friday Meagan over at Frugal Fun and Fortune has agreed to share with us a meatless dish that she calls Veggie Delights. I hope you will enjoy this awesome new addition to the site! =)

Be sure to visit Meagan to see this week's dish: Red Beans and Rice. of my favorite meals!

Thanks so much Meagan!

Sunday Coupon Preview 6/20

This Sunday 6/20 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!

Today is 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.
  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, click on "Daily Polls" tab and get 1 Swagbuck simply by answering the daily poll.
  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, click on "Trusted Surveys" and earn Swagbucks for answering surveys. No limit to how many Swagbucks you can earn a day!
  • Be sure to check your messages from TSG and the blog frequently for chances to find Swagcodes to enter and earn more Swagbucks.
  • Invite your friends to Swagbucks and every Swagbuck they win, you'll win as well!
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. For example, 450 Swagbucks= $5 Amazon Gift Card. I'm saving mine for upcoming birthdays and Christmas. Free gifts..woohoo! =)

Join Swagbucks, search, and start saving!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: My Dancing Star!

You may have noticed I was MIA the end of last week. My daughter had her dance recital and let me tell you those little girls were showstoppers. Way to go! Did I mention I was one PROUD momma?! =)

Cracker Barrel $5/$20 Purchase!

Cracker Barrel has a coupon for $5 off $20 purchase! Just register for Front Porch Friends to receive your coupon. As a Front Porch Friend, you'll enjoy:
  • $5 off your next $20 visit to Cracker Barrel when you sign up
  • Special rewards when you visit each season
  • Plus, sneak peaks at new menu items, store offerings and more
Mmmm...their chicken and dumplings and fried okra is calling my name!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tipster Tuesday: Email

Today's Tipster Tuesday is a simple yet important one. We all love getting those freebies in our snail mail, but what we don't want is all the junk mail that can come along with them in our personal email inbox. When I first started signing up, I used my personal email address and within days my inbox was flooding with unwanted email. So I highly encourage you to set up a separate email address to use when signing up for freebies, newsletters, etc. You don't want your personal email inbox to become cluttered!

Build-A-Bear: $5/$25 Coupon!

Go HERE to print a coupon for $5 off any $25 or more purchase at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Expires July 4th!

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

FREE Pampers Extra Protection Diaper Sample!

Go HERE to request a FREE sample of Pampers Extra Protection Diaper Sample. Available in size 4 (22-37 lbs) or size 5 (27+ lbs). Offer ends 6/30 or while supplies last. Please allow 10 weeks for your sample to arrive.

JCPenney: $10 off $10 purchase!

Shop at JCPenney and apply promo code: DADROCKS at checkout to get $10 off a $10 purchase. Order by June 16th and you can get 50% off express shipping and have your gift in time for Father's Day. Code expires 6/20.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, June 14, 2010 Huggies, Goldfish, and more! has reset and added some fabulous coupons:

-$0.75/1 Ball Park Jumbo product
-$1/2 pints Starbucks Ice Cream
-$0.35/1 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers
-$1.50/1 Huggies Little Swimmers
-$2/1 Huggies Pullups Training Pants
-$2/1 Goodnites sleep pants
-$0.50/1 any Huggies baby wipes
-$3/1 any e.p.t. product (Most single e.p.t. pregnancy tests run around $3, so this Q will make them super cheap or possibly free)

Look under zip 90210 or 24153 if you don't see them under your zip.

Happy Printing!

Rebate Roundup 6/13-6/19

My friend Greta over at Friend Family Savings has your weekly 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!

FREE Toy Story 3 Movie Ticket!

Toy Story 3 is coming to theatres Friday 6/18! Want to know how to snag a FREE Movie Ticket ($7.50 value)? ToysRUs is offering a FREE Toy Story 3 Movie Ticket with ANY Toy Story purchase of $25 or more!

Quantities limited; no rain checks. Limit one per guest. Not valid on prior purchases. Up to $7.50 towards the purchase of one child or adult matinee admission to Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 at participating theaters only between 6/18-7/31/10 up until the local time of participating theater’s last screening and subject to seating capacity, whichever comes first. If lost, cannot be replaced. No reproductions accepted. Not to be sold or traded. Offer valid 6/13-6/19/10. Present register receipt containing purchase requirement at Guest Services to receive Movie Ticket.

My little boy LOVES Buzz and Woody! I can't wait to take him and his big sister to see Toy Story 3. It will be their first time at the theatres. Combine this FREE ticket with my 2 FREE Toy Story 3 Movie Tickets from purchasing TS1 and TS2 HERE and I'll have what I call a very fun and frugal family night out! =)

Are you going to see Toy Story 3?

FREE Redbox Movie Rental!

Enjoy a FREE one night rental at any Redbox on June 21, 2010. Just "Like" Redbox Facebook Page to get our free rental code.

Don't forget to "Like" Fun and Frugal Moms Facebook Page too!

Happy Movie Night!

Sears: Buy $50 Get $50!

Sears is offering a great deal through 6/20: Receive $50 in Sears Come Back Cash when you purchase $50 or more of any combination of Men’s apparel in store or online! Excludes Land’s End merchandise.

Transactions must be dated 6/11-6/20. You can submit your rebate by Mail-in Rebate or Online Rebate. Online or Mail-in rebate must be postmarked by 7/20/10. Limit one per household. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts.

Come Back Cash valid only on Men apparel and excludes Land's End merchandise. Come Back Cash expires 9/30!

Want to make this deal even better? CVS is offering $10 ECB wyb $50 Golfsmith, Sony or Sears Gift Cards (Limit 2) So buy a Sears $50 gift card at CVS and you will get back a $10 ECB. Take the gift card and buy $50 in Men’s apparel at Sears then submit for the $50 Come Back Cash. (Thanks I Heart Saving Money!)

That’s $100 worth of clothes and $10 in CVS ECBs for $50! What a perfect deal for Father's Day!

Happy Savings!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Sentiments: Serenity

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time
Enjoying one moment at a time
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.

The Serenity Prayer is about accepting, courage, and wisdom. It all comes down to asking and allowing God to give us these things. We are to surrender to Him. It reminds us that our trust needs to be in God to work things out in our lives and recognize that we don’t have any control over hardships or the actions of others. An area I definitely have room for improvement. Simply trust Him and live one day at a time...enjoying each moment!

Hope you all have a blessed week! =)