2/28/2012

Free Dog Food

Live near a Petco? They are offering a free can right now with this COUPON.
Limit one per household.  Please read the coupon, as some offers may vary.



Earn Free Merchandise

Have you heard of NOMORERACK? It's a great deal site where you can build a network of friends and enjoy some really cool free gifts as rewards for referring others. The great thing is, YOU'RE NEVER TRICKED INTO BUY ANYTHING! No credit card information needed either. Check out the testimonies below if you are skeptical. I know I was at first until I started hearing friends getting great deals and free merchandise just for referring their friends. Watch for the "insanity deals" too! These are so ridiculously low, that you wont me able to pass up on them.  




Insanity Deals Info:

  • Insanity deals going live at different times throughout the day!
  • Products you’re crazy for at completely absurd prices
  • Discounts always 80-95% off the regular retail price
  • Limited quantities that get snapped up faster than a crocodile’s dinner
Insanity Deals show up in place of regular deals in a purple box and disappear when they’re sold out. Check back regularly to see if you can bag yourself a mind-boggling bargain.




There also is FRIENDRACK 


What is it exactly?


 It's a new way for you to collect FREE products! What kind of Products? Well to name a few, IPad2, Nintendo WII, Kindle fire...sound nice? Notice that these can change at any time. So start soon! 
All you've got to do is invite your friends to join nomorerack! Best of all, your friends don't even need to make a purchase and there is no limit of many products you can win. It's that easy! Enjoy great new stuff - and guess what? You got it for free! Here's my link to get you started, then you start with your friends...Thanks and hope to see you soon in my friends list! <3

  1. STEP 1. Invite Friends with this unique referral link:
    My link
  2. STEP 2. Grab your unique referral link above.
  3. STEP 3. Email, Post, Twitter, Blog, and even call all your friends and family with your link daily.
  4. STEP 4. Make sure your family and friends register at nomorerack using your unique referral link to track your friend count!
Track your friend count at friendrack.com, see how many friends you've racked up and choose your prizes as you rack up your friends! Don't miss a day - Items change regularly & but don't worry, we're constantly adding great new products.
Easy as Pie! Join me today so we can start cashing in on some great free stuff! 

2/27/2012

2/26/2012

Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

Since I've ventured out into this vast ocean of blogging, Facebook, & Twitter, I've learned it's sink or swim! I'm a career mom and this has not been an easy task. Most importantly, I've earned a new respect for the life of Bloggers everywhere! I have earned a small fan base that is loyal and grateful for all the hard work involved. They have stood by me through the "muck" of it all...and YOU are the greatest fans a girl could ask for! Thank you all for the encouragement and conversations. This giveaway today is in appreciation of YOU. The FANS! THANKS FOR BEING HERE! Enter the Rafflecopter widget below.

This contest has Expired. Thanks to all who entered.

Enfamil Coupon!

Hurry and Grab this Enfamil formula coupon before its gone!

The Answers...

Lately I've had numerous people ask me why I've chosen this frugal lifestyle as a "couponer." I am questioned about how much time is involved, and whether or not I "really save that much money?" Another question was, do I buy a bunch of stuff I will never use, & do I have a stockpile that would last me a life time, or two? The answer to this is...No. I only buy items that I have a use for, and if I get something for free and don't use it, it gets donated or given to a friend that does have a use for it. Paying it forward, so to speak. How many papers do I buy? Surely I must spend more on papers then I save, right? No...I only buy a couple papers a week, and if the inserts are good, I will get more later at discounted price. The price of the Sunday paper in my area is $2.00, so I'm sure the savings in coupons is extremely higher than that. I'm not spending tons of money on papers, and I recycle the papers that I buy. What tickles me the most are those people behind me in the grocery line who snarl, and sigh whenever I pull out my coupons. However, they are the first to grab me in the parking lot and ask how I do it. This is when I hand them my Bluegrass Bargain Bin card. Hehehe.  For all of you "negative Nancy's" out there; after much consideration, I have decided to start keeping track of my savings via an excel spreadsheet for the month of March. This spreadsheet will include all my grocery savings, freebies, sweepstakes & instant win game awards, etc... I feel like if I said a rough estimate of about 400.00 a month in savings would be correct that some people would still need proof. So proof they shall have. Time cost? Well, I spend a lot of time on the computer searching for deals, match-ups, sweeps and the like. Time however is not in question for me personally...the inter-webs is a place I feel comfortable...it is my playground and I know it well. I have acquired many relationships here, some that have lasted 10 years or more. So time here does not play into my scenario as I would probably be here anyway; even if I wasn't deal hunting. The lifestyle I live isn't for everyone. I admit that it can be a time consumer if you let it be, but even if you just clipped those Sunday paper coupons and saved $20.00 a week on items, that's still an amazing $1040.00 a year that you've saved your family! Was that time worth it? What could you do with that money? Think about it, and decide if living this lifestyle is for you and remember that it's your money, and you control how much of it you give away. Have a great day! 

2/25/2012

Mustang Contest!

Nothing excites me more than being behind the wheel of a "Muscle Car" I have to tell you that I have an insatiable fetish for old cars and things that go Zwooom! The growling sound of a Hemi motor is music to my ears! I don't know what it is, but there's just something super SEXY about these cars! Mustangs included! This one's not OLD, but just as Sexy! I'm stoked to enter this contest and the 2013 Mustang GT 5.0 will surely fit my fix! Enter to win now! 


Good luck everyone! 

2/24/2012

Contests Galore!

If you love contests, sweeps, and instant win games then don't forget to visit our contest area here to take a shot at some nice prizes. 


Happy Friday everyone! 

Coupon Preview!

Here's a list of the coupons for Sundays inserts. Remember this is not an exact list, and that coupons may vary due to region. Totally excited about the Pepsico coupon insert! These are rare! Start matching those sales with weekly previews to your favorite stores!  Thanks for visiting! 


SmartSource (SS 02/26/12)

  • $2/1 Ajax, Fab, Dynamo, Final Touch or Niagara Product, exp. 5/27/12
  • $4/1 Allegra or Allegra-D Product, exp. 3/17/12
  • $6/1 Allegra Product, exp. 3/17/12
  • $2/1 Allegra, Allegra-D or Children's Allegra, exp. 3/17/12
  • $1/1 Aveeno Product, exp. 4/15/12
  • $2/2 Aveeno Product, exp. 4/15/12
  • $1/2 Band-Aid Products, exp. 4/15/12
  • $1/1 Barber Foods Product, exp. 4/14/12
  • $4/1 Bausch+Lomb Soothe Dry Eye Product, exp. 4/30/12
  • $1/3 Cadbury or Reese's Eggs Multipack, exp. 3/24/12
  • $2/1 Clairol Hair Color Product, exp. 3/31/12
  • $3/1 Clairol Nice & Easy Color Blend Foam, exp. 3/31/12
  • $0.35/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, exp. 3/17/12
  • $0.35/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 3/17/12
  • $0.55/1 Cuties Bag, exp. 3/26/12
  • $1/1 Cuties Box, exp. 3/26/12
  • $3/2 Ensure Multipack, exp. 4/22/12
  • $1.25/1 Gas-X Product, exp. 4/14/12
  • $3/2 Glucerna Product, exp. 4/22/12
  • $2/3 Hershey's Kisses, Reese's, Bliss, Miniatures or Cadbury or Whoppers Eggs, exp. 3/24/12
  • $3/1 Lysol No-Touch Kitchen System Starter Kit, exp. 4/24/12
  • $1/1 Nature Made Product, exp. 3/31/12
  • $3/2 Nature Made Product, exp. 3/31/12
  • $1/1 Neosporin Product, exp. 4/15/12
  • $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 3/31/12
  • $1/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blend, exp. 4/8/12
  • $0.50/2 Prego Sauce, exp. 4/15/12
  • $1/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, exp. 5/26/12
  • $1/3 Purell Product, exp. 5/26/12
  • $1/2 Purina Beggin' Dog Snacks, exp. 5/26/12
  • $2/1 Purina Beggin' Dog Snacks, exp. 5/26/12
  • $1/1 Purina Busy Chew Treat, exp. 5/26/12
  • B2G1 Purina One Dog Food, exp. 4/6/12
  • $2/1 Purina One Dry Dog Food or One Beyond Dry Dog or Cat Food, exp. 4/6/12
  • $4/1 Schick Hydro Power Select, exp. 4/8/12
  • $2/1 Schick Hydro Razor, exp. 4/8/12
  • $2/1 Schick Hydro Refill, exp. 4/8/12
  • $0.75/1 Schick Hydro Shave Gel, exp. 4/8/12
  • $4/1 Schick Hydro Silk Razor or Refill, exp. 4/8/12
  • $1/1 Snapple Tea or Juice, exp. 3/31/12
  • $1/1 Tuscan Dairy Over The Moon Milk, exp. 3/31/12

Pepsi Moments (Pepsi Moments 02/26/12)

  • $1/3 Crush 2-Liter, exp. 3/17/12
  • $0.75/2 Doritos Product, exp. 3/17/12
  • $1.50/3 Cheetos or Fritos, exp. 3/17/12
  • $0.75/2 Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, exp. 3/17/12
  • $5/1 Hasbro Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition Game, exp. 3/17/12
  • $5/1 Hasbro Scrabble Flash, Simon Flash or Yahtzee Flash, exp. 3/17/12
  • $1/2 Lipton Brisk Jugs, exp. 3/17/12
  • $2/2 Pepsi Mini Can, exp. 3/17/12
  • $2/2 Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, or Sierra Mist, exp. 3/17/12
  • $1/3 Quaker Cereal or Instant Oatmeal, exp. 3/17/12
  • $0.55/1 Ruffles Product, exp. 3/17/12
  • B5G1 Sobe Product, exp. 3/17/12
  • $2/2 Starbucks Frappuccino or Double Shot, exp. 3/17/12
  • $0.75/2 Sunchips Product, exp. 3/17/12
  • $1 off Tostitos Dip wyb Tortilla Chips, exp. 3/17/12
  • $1/2 Tropicana Product, exp. 3/17/12

2/23/2012

Pay it forward!

This is our Good Cause of the day!
 1-5 American children may not eat or have breakfast foods. Now, here is your chance to get them off to a good start! Please join Kellogg's and Action for Healthy Kids® in their mission to share 1 million breakfasts with children in need. 






Just go HERE and tell them what YOU had for breakfast today. They will provide one child a breakfast just for your simple click & type. 


Thanks to you & Kellogg's for helping our American youth start their day off healthy! 

Are Your Lips Inspired Game | ChapStick®

Chapstick is having a daily giveaway with some pretty nice prizes.
If you do not have a code from a purchase, then you must ask for
one by clicking the "need a code" button at the bottom of the page.
You may enter daily from Feb. 15th-April 10th 2012. 30 prizes will
be awarded daily. Please see "official rules" for details.



2/22/2012

Contests!

Do you love contests as much as I do? I've won some nice stuff in the past!! My logic is "you cant win if you don't play!" Start with a special contest/sweeps email dedicated for just contests ONLY. Check it often...very often if you want to grab those "you have 12hrs to respond" wins. I missed out on some movie tickets today due to my laxness on checking my email. Oh well, I'll be heading there tomorrow with the other passes I won, and dinner on the town with the gift cards I won too! Here's a couple nice links to get you started. 


Enjoy! 

2/21/2012

Mr. Food!

Have a crowd coming around Lunch time? Do you have to whip up something in a hurry? Grab this free Ebook for Best Brunch Recipes and you'll be off and running with these great ideas! Check it out here


More Target Deals!


I just love Target! My store stays pretty well stocked and I rarely miss out on a good deal there. I stocked up on yogurt, cereal, and sunflower seeds for the month this past weekend. I hope you caught those posts. Now I'm very excited to be sharing that they have even more GREAT target coupons deals this week! Make sure you print these twice from your printer. Here's what I've found so far. 

Get FREE up & up pain relief (small pack) at Target! ($1/1 Target Printable Store Coupon)  (PMV)

Maybelline Baby Lips Tinted Lip Balm $2.99 – $3.49
Use: $2/1 Maybelline Lip Product (2/5 RP)
$1/1 Maybelline Cosmetics Item, ETS (Target Printable Store Coupon)
Total Price after coupons=  .49-Free (PMV)

Welch’s Natural Concord Grape Spreadable Fruit $1.69
Use: 75¢/1 Welch’s Fruit Spread (1/22 RP)  (or)
Use:  55¢/1 Welch’s Fruit Spread (2/12 RP)
$1/1 Welch’s Fruit Spread (Target Printable Store Coupon)
Total Price after coupons= .14cents-Free (PMV)

2/19/2012

Save $1 on Junior Strength Advil® Chewables | Children's Advil®

When you have children, you can never have enough
of this stuff around in your medicine cabinets!
Grab this coupon and save $1.00 now off your next purchase.
Thanks Advil!

2/18/2012

SNACK-TACULAR SWEEPSTAKES! 20 Winners!

Wouldn't it be awesome to win a box of goodies valued at $50.00?! I just entered and thought I would spread the word! There will be 20 winners! Hurry here to enter now!
Ends March 8, 2012 @11:59 Central Time.
Daily Entry!




Eat Healthy at Target!

I'll be going to Target to rake in these great deals on Activia Yogurt,  Planters, & UP2U Gum products today. Check it out these stackable coupon deals! 




Get this great deal on Actvia yogurt with printable coupons from our coupons page and targets coupon page!  There is a new $1/1 coupon on a 4-pk available and if you print 2 and stack with the $2/2  from Targets coupons you can get the 4-pk for only $.04.  Wow! .01cent a cup!  Hurry, these coupons probably won’t be around long!

Activia Yogurt
Buy 2 Activia yogurt 4pks @ 2.04 x2=4.08
Print twice Target $2/2 coupon
Total price .08 for 2! (Prices may vary)


Planters Products

I'm crazy about Planters products and here's a coupon on ANY one you choose. Go like them here on Facebook and get it now.

Print twice $1/2 coupon
Print twice Target $1/2 coupon

I'll probably use mine on the sunflower seed jars. They are pretty inexpensive



UP2U gum at Target
Still holding onto those UP2U Manufacturer gum coupons? Target has some store coupons on their website too! Stack these for incredible savings! 


**Also make sure that you check out the Purple dot sales going on in the front of the stores. People are reporting some stores have these dollar deals at 70% off this weekend! 

**A little birdy told me that there was a huge glade, and Renuzit sale in the Clearance Isle this week too. So this could be a great find for all those air freshener coupons I've been holding on to.  Gonna be a great day at Target! 

2/17/2012

Free circus voucher!!! Local Deal!



If you're in the local area of Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky this Saturday, think of giving blood for a good cause! There's a special perk to go along with it too. Check out this article below.
"Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati has partnered with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® to host a community blood drive on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. All donors will receive a FREE voucher to select performances of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® FULLY CHARGED show at U.S. Bank Arena March 7 to 11." Read More...

Coupons! (Thanks in advance for printing here)

Get all your coupons Here   Thanks in advance for printing from my site!


  Coupons.com has some of the most up to date coupons on the web. Did you know that they also offer shopping codes for many different stores. Just click on the Codes Tab at the top of their page next to coupons. They are one of my affiliates and so I appreciate any clicks and prints from this page because I do make a small commission from them. I'm not making a living at it, but it does help to support my promotions. Thanks all!

Get Behind The Wheel with Totino's!

Want to Win a $100 giftcard from Kroger family stores?

Enter to win below.

2/16/2012

Not Your Mom's Tupperware!


Not your Moms Tupperware!

Did you mom or Aunt have a cabinet full of Tupperware when you was growing up? Didn't everyone's? This stuff lasts for years! It durable and dishwasher safe. It wont shrink and leak like most of those cheap brand containers. Did you know they also sell things like knives, herb planter systems & cookware? I was totally shocked by this! It has come a long way from your moms Tupperware baby! I recently grabbed a flash giveaway on Facebook for a $10.00 credit from a very nice lady who sells Tupperware. I ordered a Squeeze it decorator to decorate cupcakes, or fill deviled eggs with. It will come in very handy! Let me tell you that she is super nice & her customer service and response time was impeccable!  If your interested please take a minute or 5 and drop by my new Tupperware dealer Sherry's site, and grab some stuff you like, and like her here on Facebook. Tell her Tina sent you. Who knows,  you might even run across a good flash giveaway too one day! 



2/15/2012

Free Scarf!

Have you heard of Sneakpeeq! I'm so excited! This is a great new site that offers badges, credits and free gifts when you share. You can share by Twitter, Facebook or email. HURRY! If you sign up right now you will get this cute spring scarf! You MUST "peeq" the box After clicking the heart, and sharing. Join me so we can start earning some cool things while building a network of friends! Enjoy your free scarf!

Sneakpeeq sign up here 


2/14/2012

Love is in the Air!!

Whether or not you celebrate St.Valentines day on February 14th, love and commercial buying will fill the air today. Lovers will delight in this day, while some will be sad that this day even exists. Being alone on St. Valentines day can be awful when you have so many gushing love birds in your mist. Try to take this day in stride, and LOVE yourself! Go out and buy yourself something nice, or get your hair/nails done. Buy yourself some cheap flowers and put them on your table. This will totally lift your spirits! Send a card or gift to someone else who is feeling down on this day. For those of you bursting with love sentiments I appreciate your enthusiasm. I also cherish everyday with my love ones and tell them often, therefore; everyday is Valentines day to us. Want to know more about the history behind St. Valentines day? Read More... 

2/12/2012

Daytona 500 Instant Win Game!



For the next 14 days these select stores: Kroger, Dillons, Baker's, City Market, Food 4 Less, Fry's, Gerbes, King Soopers, Jay C Foods, Owens, Pay-Less, Ralphs, Smiths Foods, will be having a Daytona 500 "You pick the winner" instant win game! 80k winners will win a free item. I won free Mac and cheese today. Hurry over and get yourself a Prize.  **Note that you have to have a store loyalty card & it must be registered to the website so you can upload your freebie prize to your card.


*Special note: Limit 2 prizes per customer!

I just won 10 Superpoints on the SuperLucky Button!

I just won 10 points on the SuperLucky Button!: Superpoints is a members-only club where you earn great rewards for doing things online like taking surveys, watching videos or shopping. To get the most out of the Superpoints Network, tell everyone you know about our sites using your special referral links.

Bon Bonerie!!

YUM~~* Bon Bonerie!
Bon Bonerie Bakery goods


My good friends daughter brought us quite a surprise to work yesterday. Sometimes you JUST have to indulge! Forget the calories and taste the good life! These were some of the best scones and pastries I've ever had! If you in Cincinnati please stop by the Bon Bonerie and grab you one or ten of these delicious treats! Your taste buds will thank you : ) 




2/11/2012

Setting Up An Aquarium

Cutesy of Fanpop
Have you ever thought of adding something eye-catching to your home or office? Need something to help you relax? Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Maybe you may want to consider an aquarium as your choice.  Not only are aquariums beautiful and eye-catching, but they also offer tranquility to any room.  The effect from the illumination of light, sound of rippling water and low-pitch hums of a pump can be very relaxing & watching an aquarium can even lower your blood pressure. Want to know more?  


Read more about this HERE

Unstoppables low price at Amazon!

  This is a great price for Downy Unstoppables! Make sure you get the $2.00 coupon too and get it for 5.99!! Coupon Here

2/09/2012

Hunger Games-Hot Deal!!

Have You Read These Books by SUZANNE COLLINS yet? I've heard great reviews by friends. Rather read it on your Kindle? Did you know that  PRIME MEMBERS get the book download FREE?  With Prime, Kindle owners can choose from thousands of books to borrow for free!! Haven't tried Amazon Prime yet? Start your free 1MONTH TRIAL HERE TODAY.

2/07/2012

Valentines Day! Get these movies cheap!




If you Need Valentines Day movies then Amazon is the place to go! I love Amazon for their low low prices and you can also find so many free stuff too. Check out my selection Here




                                               Shop Amazon - Valentine's Day Top Gift Ideas

2/05/2012

Nomorerack!! Great Deals and Rewards! Join today!

Have you heard of NOMORERACK? It's a great deal site that you can build a network of friends through and enjoy some really cool free gifts as rewards for referring. Check out the testimonies below if you are skeptical. I was at first until I started hearing friends getting great deals and free merchandise just for referring their friends. Watch for the "insanity deals" too! These are so awesome! 




Insanity Deals Info:

  • Insanity deals going live at different times throughout the day!
  • Products you’re crazy for at completely absurd prices
  • Discounts always 80-95% off the regular retail price
  • Limited quantities that get snapped up faster than a crocodile’s dinner
Insanity Deals show up in place of regular deals in a purple box and disappear when they’re sold out. Check back regularly to see if you can bag yourself a mind-boggling bargain.




There also is FRIENDRACK 


What is it exactly?


 It's a new way for you to collect FREE products! What kind of Products? Well to name a few, IPad2, Nintendo WII, Kindle fire...sound nice? Notice that these can change at any time. So start soon! 
All you've got to do is invite your friends to join nomorerack! Best of all, your friends don't even need to make a purchase and there is no limit of many products you can win. It's that easy! Enjoy great new stuff - and guess what? You got it for free! Here's my link to get you started, then you start with your friends...Thanks and hope to see you soon in my friends list! <3

  1. STEP 1. Invite Friends with this unique referral link:
    My link
  2. STEP 2. Grab your unique referral link above.
  3. STEP 3. Email, Post, Twitter, Blog, and even call all your friends and family with your link daily.
  4. STEP 4. Make sure your family and friends register at nomorerack using your unique referral link to track your friend count!
Track your friend count at friendrack.com, see how many friends you've racked up and choose your prizes as you rack up your friends! Don't miss a day - Items change regularly & but don't worry, we're constantly adding great new products.
Easy as Pie! Join me today so we can start cashing in on some great free stuff! 

Coupon Class 101


Coupon Guide

Part 1-GET ORGANIZED

So you want to start saving money and have decided that you're going to start couponing. First thing to do is get organized! You are beginning a journey that will be a huge money saver if done correctly, but in the beginning you will have to invest some time and a minimal amount of money to get yourself organized. Here I will list some different ways to do this. Note that I've tried them all and advise you to do the same. There is NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY. It's all about what's best for you. 


Methods:


Binder method-This style of couponing incorporates taking all your inserts and cutting all the coupons and inserting them into baseball card style holders by category. You will need to buy one oversized binder with rings, card holder inserts (plastic) Dividers with tabs, Sharpie pen or labels.  This is a very popular method. I personally don’t use it, but have tried it and found it too time consuming. I’m a career mom with children so time is of the essence for me. Please keep in mind the time you consume when couponing. If you’re like me you will want to make this an easy process. So go ahead, give it a try to see if it works for you. 


Plastic container with lid or Heavy Shoebox Method-I personally love this method. Buy a large plastic shoebox size carrying case with a lid & handle. (Handle makes for easy transport) Buy some manilla file folders with tabs & some labels. Measure the file folders to fit perfectly inside your carrying case. Label the tabs by store isle category. 
Next step:
Buy one Accordion style file keeper- Date each file by month. Mark your coupon inserts from you Sunday paper by date with a sharpie and file them here.  When you see a sale  match up for a certain date, check out the date, go to the file, pull the dated circular and cut the coupon. Add to your box by category.  This saves me time because I hate all that cutting process. That way I only have the sale coupons that I need…and no wasted time in the store searching for that ONE SPECIAL COUPON! I do however cut and keep with me all the coupons that I know I will use, & I keep all my "Free coupons" separately filed.  I found these nice boxes pretty cheap at the Container Store. $3.99 is a great price! Container store site link. 



Envelope Method: This is how I began. I use to file my inserts by month and date them. I would search the internet deal match-up sites. (Info on this coming next chapter) After I find the best deals, I would mark the deals I wanted and print the list. Once I had my list I would go to my inserts by the date & insert name,  search for the coupon, cut it out and put in my envelope. I then would fold up my list and put it in my envelope and head out. This worked for me for a while, but I hated the long amounts of time I was wasting sorting through the envelope in the store. 


Like I said earlier, "There is no right or wrong method with couponing. It’s just all about what is easiest  and most efficient for YOU! "
If you have any suggestions to offer, I am always willing to post your ideas. Please feel free to email me a description & or pictures of your style of doing it. I will give credit to you here on this page. Email me to tholt@gmail.com 


Part 2 & 3 Here