Wednesday, September 30, 2009

$1 Snuggle Coupon

Go here to print a $1 off any Snuggle fabric softener.

Freebie: Tampax

Go here for a free sample of Tampax Pearl Tampons. You'll also find other great coupons and deals from Proctor & Gamble at this website.

Thanks Saving with Shellie.

SC Johnson Rebate

There is a really awesome rebate on quite a number of SC Johnson products that I just found out about. And unlike most rebates you can actually submit it three times! Head over to NWA Deals for the details.

Giant: A Few Great Deals

Here are a few of the great deals you can get at Giant/Martins this week combining coupons and sales.

Birdseye Steamfresh Veggies $0.69
- $0.35/1 (SS 9/13)
Final Price= FREE

Suave Shampoo $0.75
- $1/2 (RP 8/2)
Final Price= $0.25

Yoplait Yogurt Cups $0.39
- $0.50/6 printable
- $0.40/6 (SS 9/13)
Final Price= $0.22 to $0.25 each

To see more savings at Giant this week check out Mom's Pace.

(Sorry about the big space below...Blogger is acting strange!)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kmart: 20% Off Store Brands for Unemployed

Kmart's new promotion, the Smart Assist Savings Program, allows anyone who is unemployed and meets certain criteria to save 20% off select Kmart brand merchandise. Go here to learn more.

Thanks TheFrugal Girls.

A Turn of Events

It looks like I am going to be taking another break or semi-break from blogging again. But this time, not so much because I wanted to.

My Uncle Rick passed away on Sunday after a year long battle with cancer. Even though I knew he was sick and not doing so well, it still seems hard to believe he is gone. Uncle Rick was one of my favorite uncles. His love for a good laugh and great sense of humor combined with a caring, kind heart made him a great uncle and a great person to hang out with.

We are leaving Thursday morning for Toronto to be at the viewing and funeral services. From there we are going to a reunion in Ohio for the rest of the weekend. On top of that, I had planned to do my monthly shift tomorrow at my job...of all the crazy times! But I had no idea when I called to schedule a day to work. All that to say, I don't know how much I'll be able to blog. I hope to have internet access at least occasionally on the trip, but I can't promise anything.

Sorry for all the blogging absences lately! Thanks for bearing with me.

Freebie: Gold Medal Whole Wheat Baking Cookbook

Go here to view a free copy of the Gold Medal Whole Wheat Baking Cookbook. I'm not a fan of online cookbooks etc. but I do like to dabble in making things with whole wheat flour instead of white so I enjoyed this one!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Free Will and Trust Kit

Suze Orman is offering a free Will and Trust Kit through October 3rd. Simply visit the Suze Orman website, click on "gift code", then enter 898989 to get your free kit. You do not have to complete the information immediately, but if you are like me, if you don't do it almost immediately you will forget about it and it won't get done.

I am excited about this since my husband and I have been wanting to do our will for quite some time. This is just the incentive I needed to get the ball rolling!

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Freebie: Eukanuba Dog Food

Fill out the short form here to receive a voucher for a free bag of Eukanuba dog food. It looks like in our area it is available at quite a few retailers including Pet Smart. Want to know where you can find it? Go here.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Freebie: Soybutter

Go here to request your free sample of Soybutter. I'm struggling to get the form to "send" but maybe you'll have better success!

Thanks Coupon Geek!

Using Dried Beans

Beans...there is so much to love about them! They are healthy. They are cheap. And they make all sorts of dishes yummy.

About two years ago, I started to buy dry beans in bulk instead of buying them in cans at the store. I did this partly because I knew it would be a little bit cheaper and partly because I also liked knowing that my beans weren't loaded with salt and other additives. After experimenting with various methods (there's a bunch!) I have discovered that the one I like the best is called the Hot Soak Method. Here are the steps to this simple way of soaking and cooking dried beans.

First of all, sort your beans. Pick out any pieces of dirt, rocks or beans that have holes or are very wrinkled.

Next rinse your beans to remove any dust/dirt. Do not do this until you are ready to soak the beans as the water will start to begin the hydration process.

Now you are ready to soak the beans. Put your beans in a big pan and add 10 cups of water for every 2 cups of dry beans. Bring the beans to a boil and allow to boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for at least one hour but preferably four hours. (The longer you allow the beans to soak, the more the sugars break down which makes the beans more easily digestible.) Then discard the water and rinse the beans.

You are now ready to cook the beans. Return beans to pan, add fresh cold water to fully cover the beans, 1-2 teaspoons oil or shortening and 2 teaspoons salt, if desired. To avoid breaking the skins, tilt the lid to your pan and simmer the beans gently. Cook until tender.

I prefer to use my pressure cooker to cook the beans. It gets it done in less than half the time it takes to simply cook the beans. Since each pressure cooker is different, follow the instructions that came with yours to find out how to use it to cook beans.

Your beans are now ready to eat or to freeze. I like to do about 3 cups of dried beans at a time and then I freeze them in 2 cup portions.

If you are wondering at the savings of cooking your own beans here is what I have found. One can of kidney beans is $0.59 at Aldi (usually a bit more than that at other grocery stores). I can get dried kidney beans for $1.16/lb. at Walmart. Two cups of beans is 3/4 pound which makes approximately the equivalent to 3 cans of beans. So your cost comes out to $0.15 a can. Add about $0.10 (probably generous!) for electricity, water, oil and salt and it comes to $0.25 a can. That's a savings of at least $0.34!

A few other facts about beans:
* 1 pound of beans is a little more than 2 cups dry beans
* 1 cup of dried beans equals 3 cups of cooked beans
* 1 small can of beans is nearly 2 cups of beans

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Freebie: Kotex

Go here to request your free sample of Kotex Ultra Overnight Pads with Wings.

Thanks Mojo Savings.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blogging Break

There just aren't many deals and freebies right now, so I took that as a sign that I should take a bit of a blogging break. I have lots of things to work on, so the timing is perfect.

I do plan to post deals and freebies as I see them but you might not hear too much from me the next couple of days. That is unless I get inspired!

Hope you are enjoying autumn!

Vaccines & Ethical Issues

Source: AJC1

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well."
Psalm 139:13 & 14 (The Holy Bible)

This morning I took our son to get some vaccinations and as a result felt prompted to do a post on that subject. Before you read any further, let me just say that I know that the whole vaccination thing is a huge controversial subject and I am not against vaccinating children. What I am against is using aborted babies to make those vaccinations and being uneducated about health related issues.

About 2 months ago, my sister and I were talking about vaccinating our sons and I was horrified when she told me that a number of the vaccinations come from aborted fetal tissue. It literally about made me sick! I realized that too often we are so uninformed about things.

Basically, there are a number of vaccines, including some adult ones, that are made from aborted fetal tissue. Most of them have alternatives that you can get but you need to ask for them, otherwise you may receive the strain that uses aborted fetal tissue. There are three vaccines that have no ethical alternative in the US and they are the vaccines for Hepatitis A, Chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), all of which are very rarely life threatening.

Below are some links that give a lot of helpful information about the whole fetal tissue/immunization subject. If you read nothing else or feel like you will get bogged down in all the details, I highly encourage you to at least look at the Vaccine Sources Chart. It is an easy to read chart that give you all the ethical alternatives for vaccinations.

* National Network for Immunization Information

* Catholic Education Resource Center

* Children of God for Life

* Vaccine Sources Chart (click the link on the left side)
- this is a handy little chart that you can print out and take with you to your doctor's office

If you have questions I will be glad to try to tell you what I know and understand. You can leave a comment here or simply email me by using the link under "About Me."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Coupon Help

I know I have at least a couple of readers that are new to couponing and I remember how overwhelming it was when I first started. There is so much to learn and so many rules to keep straight.

Well, I came across a post that Sharpen Your Scissors did that might answer a few of the questions that you have. Check it out here.

If you still have questions, feel free to leave me a comment or email me. I'll be glad to try to help you out!

Carvel: Free Icecream Treat

Tomorrow, September 24 from 3-7 pm, Carvel Ice Cream is celebrating customer appreciation day by giving away free Oreo Lil' Rounders to anyone who stops by. As always, before you stop in, check with your local store to make sure they are participating.

Want more information, including store locations? Go here.

Freebie: Copycat Recipe Book

This freebie has been around for a bit, but I personally don't like e-books (is it just me?) and so I kept ignoring it. But after seeing that Wendy's Frosty was included in the recipes, I finally bit the bullet and downloaded it.

You can download your copy here. And just in case you want to make sure it is worth your time, here is the complete list of all the recipes included:

Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac 'N Cheese
Applebee's Bourbon Steak
Chili's Boneless Buffalo Wings
KFC's Coleslaw
Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza Crust
Boston Market-Style Squash Casserole
Wendy's Frosty
Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip
Red Robin-Style Bonzai Hamburger
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Hash Browns
T.G.I. Friday's Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Panera Tomato Mozzarella Salad
Pizza Hut Dessert Pizza
Chicken Fried Rice Benihana Style
Cinnabon's Cinnamon Rolls
McDonald's Big Mac Sauce
Panda Express-Style Orange Chicken
Ruby Tuesday Chicken Quesadilla
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Fried Apples
Pizza Hut Thin Crust Pizza Dough
T.G.I. Friday's Original Jack Daniel's Sauce
Subway Sweet Onion Dressing
The Cheesecake Factory's Santa Fe Chicken Salad
T.G.I. Friday's Sizzling Chicken and Cheese
Applebee's Broiled Salmon With Garlic Butter
Applebee's Classic Patty Melt

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Have you signed up for Vocalpoint yet? If not, I'd highly recommend it! They'll send you free samples and coupons for all sorts of items with basically no commitment or interaction from you. (I was told by one of their reps that it is good to at least log into their website occasionally or click a link on the emails you receive so that you don't go inactive with them.)

I've been a member for about a year now and have gotten to try all sorts of things free including cereal, tuna, granola bars and more. My freebie lovers heart misses a couple of beats every time I see something from them in the mail. It's like having Christmas all throughout the year. I absolutely love it!

Freebie: Bounce Dryer Bar

Go here to request your free sample of Bounce Dryer Bar. Once you fill out all the information, if you are not already a Viewpoints member it will ask you to sign up to become one (membership is free).

Thanks Coupon Geek.

Joann Fabric & Craft: Printable Coupons

Wow, Joann's is having a Coupon Commotion Week (Sept. 20-26) and you can get in on the fun with some printable coupons for 40 to 50% off various items. If you get their flier, they also had several coupons in there for this week as well, so you should be able to get quite a few steals!

I'm excited about this since I am getting ready to make some curtains for our spare bedroom in the attic and am needing buttons. I didn't realize that buttons are so expensive! Anyway, this should bring my cost down significantly.

Freebie: Special K

Go here to request your free sample of Special K cereal.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

CVS Advisory Panel

Have you joined the CVS Advisory Panel? If not, I'd recommend it. What does being a member of the Advisory Panel involve? Well, basically several times a year you'll receive anywhere from $5 to $15 in Extra Bucks for completing a survey about CVS products and services.

I have no experience with this, but from what I have heard from others this is an excellent program. Why have I not joined? Well, I'll let you in on a little secret. I actually am a CVS employee, which obviously makes me ineligible.

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

When I first read this recipe I was a bit skeptical. Butterscotch and pumpkin? Sounded a bit strange. But since I had butterscotch chips and pumpkin that needed to be used, I decided to try them. And I loved them! They are a perfect not-to-sweet and yet tasty, moist muffin and make the perfect fall treat. In my opinion they would be heavenly with a caramel or vanilla latte. But I'm guessing that no matter what you eat them with, you'll enjoy them immensely!

Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 (6 ounce) package butterscotch chips
Mix flours, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs, butter, and pumpkin in a separate bowl. Mix the flour mixture with the egg mixture. Stir in the butterscotch chips; pour into greased or lined muffin pans, filling cups about 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 for 14 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Do not overbake.

(If you choose to make mini muffins, bake 10-12 minutes.)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Freebie: Always and Tampax

Go here to request your free Being Girl sample kit which includes 2 Tampax Pearl Tampons, 1 Always Infinity Maxi-Pad, 2 Always Pantiliners, and 1 Always Feminine Wipe.

Thanks Coupon Geek!

Freebie: Lever 2000

Go here to request your free sample of Lever 2000 soap. Hurry though because this offer was available earlier but every time I tried to request it, it would say sample limit reached.

Taste of Home Digital Cookbooks

Go here and access 25 different Taste of Home cookbooks. Simply click on the cover of the one you want to view...and you are on your way to viewing hundreds of recipes.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

You Might Enjoy...

a post titled Are Coupons Worth It? by Jen over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. I agree with this article so much. And slowly I am getting to the place where I am stocked up enough on items that I can wait to buy them until they are worth using coupons on. If you have time, you might want to peruse Jen's blog since she also has some other wonderful, informative posts that you likely would enjoy.

Update: My New Resolve

So how am I doing with my new resolve? Am I sticking with it? Do I still plan to have $40 left at the end of this month? It is past time for an update!

So far, I have been doing pretty good at using up the excess things in my cupboards. These are the items that I have used so far, most of which I got for free or very nearly free and had lots of:Bold* Peanut butter
* Cornstarch
* Fettuccine noodles
* Broccoli
* Canned pineapple
* Campbell's Tomato Soup
* Frozen broccoli
* BBQ Sauce
* Macaroni
* Pumpkin
* M & M's
* Carrot Cake Muffin mix

I feel pretty good with how well it is going. I still have some extras I'd like to use up by the end of the month, but I have made a pretty good dent in our stockpile.

And it is definitely helping our grocery budget! I've also stuck with my resolve to only buy grocery items that are a really good price and as of today, I still have $47.84 to use on groceries this month.

I had mentioned last month that I hoped to have at least $40 left over this month. Well, I am bumping that to $30 since I wasn't anticipating buying chicken this month. (My sister-in-law was able to get me boneless, skinless chicken for $1.59 lb.!) Just to help you understand this a bit, we budget $140 a month for strictly food items, which includes anything I buy to can and also all meat purchases. We budget $50 a month for household items which includes diapers, cleaning supplies, paper supplies, toiletries etc.

The exciting thing is, I think I should be able to not spend too much on groceries next month either since I have a nice supply of ground beef, chicken and bacon. I was able to get all of these for excellent prices either this month or in August.

So, that is how I'm doing. If you have any questions, I'm open to them. Or if you have comments about how you are saving on your groceries or what you find helpful, I'd love to hear that too!

I plan to do a post on what I have learned from this whole experience, probably next week sometime.

Freebie: Downy Wrinkle Releaser

Submit a photo of something that is wrinkled and you'll receive a coupon for a FREE 3 oz. bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Freebie: American Baby Subscription

Go here to request your free 6 month American Baby subscription.

Thanks Centsable Momma.

UPDATE: GGP Mall Gift cards

Did you get your gift card yet? I went last night and got mine. I needed to go down to the mall area for several other things anyway so it worked out nicely. It definitely was an easy way to get $10!

I was reading the fine print when I was waiting to get my gift card and here is the important part that I want to make sure you know: you can only get your gift card until 3pm Saturday. So don't wait to go until the evening! I'd hate for you to miss out!

Free Chocolate Friday

Don't forget to sign up for your free chocolate today. Remember you can get four coupons per household.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Giveaway Roundup

In celebration of one year of blogging, Babes and Kids is giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate and a $15 Dominoes gift card. I could have fun with either of those!

Mercedes over at Common Sense with Money is doing an awesome give away that I think anyone could enjoy. She is giving away a $250 gift card to the grocery store of your choice. Imagine how far you could stretch that!

Saving Money for a Wedding is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Home Depot. I love that place and we go there often since we are in a constant work of fixing up our house. Right now the project is the kitchen and this would sure come in handy!

Like Panera Bread? Calico Cash is giving away a $10 Panera Bread gift card. Free lunch just might be on its way!

New Home Made Simple Coupon Book

There is a new link for the Home Made Simple Coupon Book. For those of you that are new, this a book that is full of coupons for Proctor & Gamble items. They are known to frequently include high dollar coupons and sometimes even a coupon for a FREE item.

Reminder: GGP Mall Gift Cards

For those of you that were able to get the certificate for the $10 GGP Mall gift cards, don't forget that you need to take the certifcate to the store between the 17th and the 19th.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Feel Free...

To subscribe that is. Simply click the button on the top left-hand side of my blog and you can get all my posts delivered to the reader of your choice!

I finally figured out how to use Feedburner and am excited to make subscribing to my blog more user friendly. I'm not the most computer savvy person, which means I need to often do some research in order to change anything related to layout/settings on this blog. But I'm determined, and where there is a will, there is a way.

So go ahead, subscribe today and be sure to stay up to date on all the deals!

Palmolive: Free After Rebate

I don't know how I missed this earlier but I did. So just in case you did too, here is a heads-up. There is a rebate and a $1 coupon in the 8/30 SmartSource coupon insert for Palmolive Pure + Clear. The rebate is for up to $2.99 and your receipt must be dated by 9/30/09. If you use the coupon with your purchase, you'll be able to turn this into a moneymaker!

Gotta love free dish soap!

BJ's: Free 60 Day Membership

Have you been wanting to try BJ's but couldn't stand the thought of paying the membership fee? Well, here's your chance to try them free. Take this coupon to your local BJ's store and get a free 60 day trial membership. This offer expires 12/31/09.

Thanks Saving with Shellie.

Picture People: Free Portrait Package

Print the coupon found here and take it to your local Picture People location to get a FREE portrait package. The package includes:1 8X10, 2 5X7's, and 8 wallets (NO sitting fee). All portraits must be of the same image. The offer is limited to one per family and expires 10/4/09.

Thanks Tomorrow's Plight.

Freebie: Science Diet Dog Treats

Go here to request your free sample of Hills Science Diet Simple Essentials Treats.

Thanks Coupon Geek!

$2/1 Huggies Coupon

Print this coupon (IE) or (Firefox) to save $2 off one Huggies Diaper pack. Your coupon will expire 30 days after you print it.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

$3/1 Sare Lee Deli Meat Coupon

Go here to print a $3/1 coupon for Sara Lee pre-sliced deli meat. You should be able to use your browser's back button to print this one four times.

I'm not sure what the usual price is on this, but I'm guessing that with a sale, you should definitely at least be able to get some really cheap lunch meat.

Thanks For the Mommas!

Sears: $10 Off $10 Junior Apparell

Use this coupon to get $10 off any Junior Apparell purchase of $10 or more. If you'd rather shop at use code 17SEARSAPPAREL to get the $10 off. This coupon expires 11/14/09.

Thanks "Cents"able Momma.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Freebie: Ensure

Go here to print off or request your coupon for a free 8 ounce Ensure shake as well as some other Ensure coupons.

Sometimes It's Just Worth It

Sometimes it is just worth it to pay more. I was reminded of this again recently when my bottle of lavender scented Dawn, which I've used exclusively for the last 1 1/2 years because I could get it free or almost free with coupons and sales, was nearly empty.

As usual, I added it to my shopping list and when I went to purchase it I looked for a Dawn coupon to use. To my surprise I could find none! So, being the frugal person that I am, I decided to just go with whatever was cheapest and bought a bottle of Ajax. Bad mistake! I soon realized that I had to use way more soap than normal. Not to mention the fact that about halfway through washing dishes (I usually have a pile since I typically wash once a day) I felt like I needed to get fresh water and soap because the suds were gone and the water just didn't feel clean.

About a week later I was at Walmart and saw the Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap on special and knew that I had just gotten a coupon for it. So for $1 I decided to go for it and give it a try. It was all that I remembered Dawn to be and more. It honestly does make your hands feel wonderful!

So, I decided then and there to never waste money on cheap dish soap again. Ever. To me, it is one of those things that is just worth spending more on. Lesson learned!

Tasty Tuesday: Mandarin Orange Salad

As I was going through my cupboards as part of my new resolve, I discovered I had several cans of mandarin oranges. I'm not sure how I got them all, since they aren't something I even use that much, but at any rate, there they were in my cupboard.

I was trying to think how I could use them up, when I remembered this tasty salad. My husband was a bit skeptical when he heard the mixture of mandarin oranges and cottage cheese but he liked it enough that he was wishing for more! Simple to make, refreshing and colorful too, this salad is sure to be a hit with everyone.

Mandarin Orange Salad

3 oz. orange gelatin
16 oz. cottage cheese
11 oz. can mandarin oranges
2 c. whipped topping

Mix dry ingredients with cottage cheese and drained oranges. Fold in whipped topping. (Crushed pineapple or other fruit can be used instead of mandarin oranges.)

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Rite Aid Excursion

I just got back from a walk to Rite Aid and did I ever make out like a bandit! I just had to show you my deals just in case you needed some inspiration.

Items Bought:
- 7 Johnson & Johnson baby products @ $2.99 each*
- 1 Wet Ones Wipes @ $1.99
- 1 Tylenol 8 Hour Muscle Aches & Pain caplets, 24 ct. @ $2.99
- had a rebate from 8/29 when this was on sale for 2.99

Coupons Used:
- 6 Johnson & Johnson coupons
- $2/2 printable here
- $1.50/1 coupon I received in the mail
- Two $1/1 printables here
- $1/1 coupons I received in the mail
- $1/1 peelie found on bottle
- $1/1 Wet Ones printable here
- $2/1 Tylenol 8 Hour Muscle Aches & Pain 24 ct., 8/23 insert
- $5/25 purchase printable here

Rebates Submitted For:
- $10 Rebate #43: Purchase any 5 Johnson & Johnson Baby Care and get $10
- $1 Rebate #85: Wet Ones
- $2 Rebate from August
- $5 Gift of Savings certificate

Total Before Coupons: $26.84
Coupons Deducted: $15.50
Total Out of Pocket (with tax): $11.34
Rebate Amounts: $18.00
Profit: $6.66 plus everything FREE!

* I actually plan to buy more Johnson & Johnson products to qualify for the $15 rebate which is why I bought 7 this time. I am going to go to the other Rite Aid that I have close by for those as well as the other items that I want to get this week.

Go here to see more coupon matchups and links.

Printable Coupon Roundup

Go here (Firefox) or (IE) to print a coupon for $1/2 Campbell's cooking soups. Coupled with a sale this should make for some free or almost free soup.

Head over here to print a $1/1 McCormick spice, herb, extract or food color. Also some of you might be able to get the same coupon at depending on your zipcode. Reportedly Walmart has McCormick salt and pepper priced at $1.09, so you should be able to get some for only $0.09!

Go here to print a $1/1 coupon for YoBaby organic yogurt or meals. The 6 oz. single serve YoBaby Meals are priced $1 at Walmart making them free with this coupon.

Just in case you missed them, here are links to some more great coupons.
- Klondike coupon
- Peter Pan peanut butter, Keebler cookies, and Healthy Choice meals

Walgreens: Free Film Developing

There is a coupon in this weeks Walgreens' flyer for free film developing at participating Walgreens on Wednesday, 9/16/09 only. If you are are like me and don't receive the fliers, simply stop by your local Walgreens and grab one of their fliers off the rack to get your coupon.

I love how I'm getting those old rolls of film that have been lying around here for way too long developed. The last roll was full of pretty much worthless pictures so I was so glad I hadn't paid to get it developed!

Freebie: Sore No More

Go here to request your free sample of Sore No More pain relieving gel.

Meijer: Free Prenatal Vitamins and Antibiotics

Did you know that Meijer is offering free prenatal and antibiotic prescriptions? Well, they are; just go here for the details. Wow, I always did wish that we lived in an area that had Meijer's... and now I just have one more reason to be jealous of those of you that do!

Thanks Centsable Momma!

Rite Aid: Gift of Savings

I don't typically post store deals but this one is just too good to not pass on to you all. Starting this week, Rite Aid is beginning a program called Gift of Savings, which should be an easy way to make some money while shopping at Rite Aid.

When you shop at Rite Aid between 9/13/09 and 10/17/09, enter your receipts at the Gift of Savings website. After you spend the required amount, you will receive a Gift of Savings certificate for the specified amount. These certificates are like a paper gift certificate and can be used for almost anything in the store.

Here is the breakdown of what you need to spend to get the certificate.

Spend between $25 and $50 and receive a $5.00 Gift of Savings Certificate

Spend between $50.01 and $100 and receive a $10.00 Gift of Savings Certificate

Spend $100.01 or more and receive a $20.00 Gift of Savings Certificate

Rite Aid has a great rebate program and you should easily be able to at least meet the $25 requirement just by purchasing items that are free after rebate and/or coupons. Want some help knowing where to start? Check out the list of deals that For the Mommas has posted.

Free Museum Pass

Download a free museum card here to enjoy free admission to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Freebie: Proteinblitz

Go here to print a coupon for a free PROTEINBLITZ drink. This coupon is good at GNC and The Vitamin Shoppe stores and expires 12/31/09.