September 25, 2009

Fun Fridays!

Okay, so I don't watch Ellen on a regular basis, but when I do stumble across her, she's always a hit in my book.  So I ran across this video on YouTube, check it out:

You rock Ellen!!

September 24, 2009

Free Panda Express Entree

Go here to print off a coupon to get a free single entree serving from Panda Express tomorrow (September 25, 2009)!!

Walmart Trip

The boys and I ran into Walmart today after our Music Class.  We purchased the above items for $24.84.  Not bad!  Here's a more detailed description if you're interested.

French Bread = $1.50 each
Bell Peppers =  $1.88
Onions = $2.01
Tomatoes = $1.82

Cheese = $6.88
Butter = $1.98

Wipes = $1.64 each (used (2) $3 off 2 coupon) = $0.14 each!!
Floss = $0.97 (used $1 off coupon)
Glade Candle = $2.97 (used Free Coupon)

Sense and Spray = $5.00 (used $4 off coupon) = $1 each
Shampoo = $.97 (used $1 off 2 coupon) = $0.50 each

I want to thank Moneysavingmom for compiling these deals that I got today.

Amazon: Cheap Scrapbooking Paper

I was reading the usual blogs that I read every day, and here's a great deal I found from FrugalFreebiesandDeals:

Head over to Amazon now to find some super cheap Scrapbooking paper!  If you're into scrapbooking or know of someone who is, this might make a cheap Christmas gift.  There are multiple options, 12 sheet packs starting at $0.30 each!  

September 23, 2009

Coldstone: Free 3 oz. cup with donation

Head on over to Coldstone Creamery on Thursday, September 24th from 5-8pm, and donate some monies towards Make-a-Wish Foundation, and they will give you a free 3 oz. cup sample of Jack’s Creation served out of a ready-to-love pan in a Like It™ Cup.  Enjoy!

September 22, 2009

Free Redbox at Meijer

For those of you who shop at Meijer, or live near Meijer, check to see if they have a Redbox there.  Now through 9/24 you can get a  free movie rental code from Redbox, when you use the code 9MEJR24 at checkout. To use the code you will need to visit your local Redbox location, select “Rent with Promo Code,” enter code, select movie and continue to check out. This code expires 9/24 at midnight CST.  (Thanks, commonsensewithmoney).

Freebies in my Mailbox

Coming home to a mailbox full of goodies is always an exciting time!  Look at all those boxes!  My family and I were gone for a weekend, and decided to just let the mail pile up in our box...who knew that it would be THIS full by the time we got home!

p.s.-We were only gone for the weekend.  Yikes! Maybe next time I'll ask our neighbor to check it for us. :)

First Day of Fall

My favorite season has arrived and I am so happy about that!  I haven't posted in awhile because my family and I have been gone for the weekend, and other than that I am trying to prepare all my outdoor plants for the cooler weather to come.  It's been relaxing and enjoyable at the same time.

I found a fun blog on fun and frugal Fall activities, check it out here.  Hope you are enjoying the autumn weather to come as well.

September 15, 2009

Free photo from Sears

I thought I would share this deal from Sears where you can get an 10x13 photo for free!  This offer expires Oct. 31, so you have awhile to plan when you want to go.  Check out this link here for more details. 

September 14, 2009

Turning 3 Today!

My firstborn son has turned 3 today!  I can't believe it.  He has grown up so much, and my husband and I agree that he has had less tantrums/meltdowns/naughty chair episodes lately than ever before.  I think it's really because we've been keeping him busy with various activities, and I never leave the house without a diaper bag full of snacks! :)

We had a very low-key party for him with lots of family.  I made some cupcakes, because he's really been wanting to make them, and then we put peanut butter frosting on them! YUM!

So thanks for three great years little one, and hopefully many more to come! :)

Free Fall Matinees

If you have a Goodrich Quality Theater near you, check out these sweet movies for kids!  My husband and I were just talking tonight about when these were going to start up again, because our 3 year old loves going to movies in the theater!  

And the best part is the movie is FREE, then we usually splurge on buying a kid's drink/popcorn/snack for around $3.  It's a sweet deal! 

The movies start on September 19th and run through early November.  So check out this link to find out what movies your kids would like to see.

September 9, 2009

Gift Card Giver

My husband found this new website called Gift Card Giver. They have a really cool idea that I think we should all take in consideration.  This group takes unused gift cards and uses them for good.  They help stock up local pantries, gives needed items to needy families, etc.  It seems like a really good thing that they have going.  I don't know about you, but I know that we keep our "unused" gift cards in our glove compartment in our car....and I know that they've just been sitting there waiting for something like this to come up.  So I encourage you to check out their website and see what you can do.

If you visit their website, there are also a couple of videos that you can watch at the bottom of their site.  Here's a little insert that I copied from their website:


Four friends had an idea to collect gift cards and give them to people in need. They went to a gathering and asked 8 people how much money in unused Gift Cards they had in their wallets and walked away with $50 in Gift Cards to help people in need. was born.

Gift Card Giver is a new form of giving. The Gift Card industry has risen to be a 60 billion dollar industry. Ever wonder how many gift cards are unused? More than 10%. That means billions of dollars are waiting to be used for good on Gift Cards.

How many gift cards do you have sitting in your wallet? We guess you have at least $5 of unused gift cards in your wallet or purse right now. What’s 5 bucks going to buy you? Five bucks in Gift Cards may buy you a pair of socks…but 10 people giving 5 bucks will buy a kid a winter coat or 1000 people giving $5 from may give that same kid a warm bedroom to sleep through the night.


It is very simple to get involved:
STEP 1: Use as much of your card as you want (or send a full card).
STEP 2: Write how much is left on your card using a permanent marker.
STEP 3: Place the card in an envelope and send it to us at:

Gift Card Giver
490 East Side Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

September 4, 2009

FREE Candy!!

Don't forget to sign up after 9am today (Friday, 9/5) to get a FREE Mars candy coupon sent to your home.  Just click on this link and it will whisk you away to a free candy bar!

Saturday: Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot

 This Saturday (tomorrow 9/5) Home Depot is having a free kids workshop where they will be making this bean bag toss.  The workshop runs from 9-12pm and is for ages 5-12.  Check out this link if you want more information.