Wednesday, November 30, 2011

576 Huggies Wipes for $12.61 Shipped

If you're needing baby wipes, here's a great deal. Amazon has Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Soft pack, 72-Count (Pack of 8) - 576 total wipes priced at only $12.61 when you shop with Amazon Moms. This comes out to only $0.02/wipe which is right around my target "buy" price. Amazon prices change often and without warning, so I can't guarantee how long this price will be available. And remember, if you have any Amazon gift certificates from Swagbucks you could get these for totally free!

If you order these, don't forget to cancel your Subscribe and Save order once your wipes arrive, unless of course you want to continue to periodically receive these wipes.

Freebie: Alaska Travel Guide

Are you thinking about taking a trip to Alaska- or even just dreaming of it? Then you'll want to request this free Alaska travel guide, with page after page of FREE official Alaska travel information.

I've never actually seen this book myself, but I've read some raving reviews of it. And hey, it's free, so what can you lose? :)

Vistaprint: 20 Holiday Cards for $7 Shipped

LinkThis holiday season Vistaprint is making it easy and affordable for you to send warm wishes to all your family and friends. That’s because they’re offering 20 4x8 holiday cards for only $7 shipped! (That's only $0.35/card!) You can choose from hundreds of designs and customize them by adding a special greeting or uploading photos of your family or pets to make them uniquely your own. You’ll receive your cards within 7 days so you will have plenty of time to address and mail your cards before the holidays.

$0.55/1 Brawny Paper Towel Coupon

There is a $0.55/1 big roll of Brawny paper towels coupon available. This coupon states "available at Walmart" but you can use it at any store. If your store doubles coupons, you should be able to get some free or very inexpensive paper towels!

Also, the $1.25 Reynolds wrap coupon is still available. Our local Walmart had 75 sq. ft. aluminum foil priced at $2.98 so only $1.73 after the coupon which beats Aldi's price by about $0.60!Link

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Book Review: Love and War

Have you ever found yourself thinking, "Is marriage really worth it? And if it is, then WHY does it have to be so hard?" If so, then you will enjoy Love and War.

In Love and War John and Staci Eldredge candidly and openly discuss their marriage and it's ups and downs. Out of their own experiences, they explain what they feel hinders and helps create a good marriage. Two of their main points are that a good marriage takes work and that we have an enemy, Satan, who is out to destroy our marriages- hence the reason we need to work so hard. They also emphasize that we are sinful, fallen people and that too affects our marriage.

I really appreciated how the Eldredges focused on how important commitment is, how we need to strengthen our marriage by facing our own issues instead of trying to fix our spouse and also their emphasis on how God designed marriage to bring us joy.

One of my favorite quotes in the book is this: "There is no such thing as the perfect spouse... the best husband for you is the husband you have; the best wife for you is the wife you have." That pretty much sums up a lot of what this books focuses on.

Overall I appreciated and enjoyed Love and War and found it encouraging and helpful. There is some language usage that I didn't care for (didn't feel like it was respectful of God) and there is quite a bit of emphasis on "father wounds" which I believe are very real, but I don't believe are good for us to use as an excuse for our behavior. At times I felt like the Eldredges made it seem like if you were wounded in your past (and weren't we all?) then you have the right to act a certain way. Because of that, I give Love and War 4 out of 5 stars.Link
Go here to read the first chapter of Love and War.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Monday, November 28, 2011

$1.25 Reynolds Wrap Coupon

There is a new coupon for $1.25/1 Reynold's Wrap product. This is a hot coupon and will go fast so if you want it, be sure to print it now.

Here are a few other coupons that are available too:
* $1/1 All Laundry Detergent

* $1.00 off 2 Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast

* $0.35 off any (1) Tone Bar

* $1.00 off any (2) Tone Body Washes

* $1.00 off Spongebob or Dora Christmas Roll Wrap

* $1 off one tube Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief

Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics DVD set for only $37.99 Shipped

Amazon just dropped the price of this Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics (16 DVD set) from $99.95 to $37.99- and that includes shipping! $10 for $20 Voucher

Eversave is offering a $20 voucher for for only $10. I'm thinking this would be a great way to stretch money for Christmas gifts!

Office Max: $20 Voucher for $10

Living Social, a daily deal site, is offering a $20 voucher for Office Max for only $10. The voucher can be used online or in-store. This would be an excellent way to save some money on ink for your printer.

Living Social is also offering these deals:
* $20 for $40 voucher to
* $10 for $20 worth of Skype credit
* $15 for $30 voucher for Snapfish
* $10 for $20 worth of sports merchandise at Fanatics
* $15 for $30 voucher for Shari's Berries

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Making a Little Money with Online Shopping

I know a lot of you will probably be shopping Cyber Monday. Don't forget about shopping through ShopatHome or Ebates to get cash back on your purchases! It might seem like it is hardly worth it, but it really does add up!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview

Want to know what coupons to expect in this Sunday newspaper? Go here.

Happy Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. - Psalm 106:1

This Thanksgiving I'm thankful for:

* A warm, cozy house to live in
* A wonderful, committed husband
* A healthy, energetic son (well, I TRY to be thankful for all that energy!)
* The hopes of a healthy baby in the next couple of weeks
* Good health
* Financial blessings
* God's grace during this last year as we faced the grief of losing our newborn daughter

What are you all thankful for? I'd love if you'd share!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Amazon: Luvs Diapers from $0.10/diaper

I know some of my readers really like Luvs diapers and since drugstores rarely have them on sale, I thought you might be interested in this deal at Amazon. All sizes/packages are priced at $30.39.

* Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers, Size 1, 300 Count ($0.10 diaper)

* Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers, Size 2, 258 Count ($0.12 diaper)

* Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers, Size 3, 234 Count ($0.13 diaper)

* Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers, Size 4, 204-Count ($0.15 diaper)

* Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers, Size 5, 168 Count ($0.18 diaper)

Remember if you use Amazon Moms, simply unsubscribe one your order arrives so that you don't continue to get re-occurring orders- unless you want that of course!

Amazon: Lego Brick Box for $15.00

Right now has LEGO Brick Box (blue) or LEGO® Pink Brick Box (pink) on sale for $15. Shipping is free with Amazon Mom or with $25 of qualifying purchases. This would be an awesome Christmas gift! Wishing I didn't have my gifts all bought already!

Orange Julius: Buy One Get One Free

Orange Julius

I thought I'd post this in case some of you Black Friday shoppers want to enjoy a little treat to boost your energy. :)

Sign up for the Orange Julius Quench Club and get a Buy One Get One Free coupon.

Inexpensive Christmas Decor Ideas

I know Thanksgiving isn't even past yet, but this year I am more into Christmas and decorating for it than I have been in a long time. I'm guessing it might have something to do with this baby being due right around Christmas. At any rate, I'm having fun getting ideas even though I won't allow myself to start decorating until after Thanksgiving. I thought I'd share some of the neat things I've come across so that you too can start getting inspired- that is if you weren't already!

* Aren't these beautiful? I'm sure you could replace the SnoWonder with salt pretty easily.

* Christmas Card Holders
I love this idea of using shutters to display your Christmas cards.

* Simple but lovely- easy letters.

* This is one of my favorite ways to decorate for Christmas. Such an easy way to use inexpensive ornaments!

* Do you have old skates lying around? Make this unique door decoration.

* Cinnamon sticks...what a great idea!

* Isn't this candy cane valance fun?

* Or maybe this window fun is more your style.

What fun, beautiful Christmas ideas have you been inspired by? Feel free to leave your links in the comment section.

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Printable Coupons
* $1/2 Chex cereal

* $1.50/1 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Sticks

* $1/1 o.b product

* $1.25/1 Robitussin product

* $2/1 Coricidin HBP product

* $2/1 Afrin Nasal Spray

* $1/1 Similac Powder

Red Plum:
* $0.50/1 Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls

* $1/2 Del Monte Fruit Cups

Coupon Network:
Link* $0.60 when you buy any ONE Beech-Nut® Baby Cereal

* $1.10/4 Beech-Nut® Stage 2 1/2™ Baby Food Glass Jars

* $1.75 when you buy any TWO Ester-C® Items

* $0.50/1 Yo Crunch® 100 Calorie Pack or Fruit Parfait Multipack

* $0.50/5 YoCrunch® Cups (Parfait, Granola or Candy/Cookie Crunch)

* $1.10 when you buy any Children's Advil® product

* $1.10 when you buy any Infants' Advil® product

* $1.00 when you buy any TWO LEAN CUISINE® varieties

* $1.00/4 7.5 oz or larger packages of HOT POCKETS®…

* $1.00 when you buy any SIX Mighty Dog® 5.5 oz single cans

* $1.00 when you buy ONE box of POST GREAT GRAINS Cereal

* $0.95 when you buy any ONE Slim-Fast® Ready To Drink Shake Multipack

* $2.00 when you buy any Osteo Bi-Flex® Supplement or Powder

* $1.00 when you buy any TWO Wonka® 6 oz Candy Canes

Saving Star:Link* Buy 2 Keebler® and/or Sunshine® Crackers (8 oz. or Larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match), Save $1.00

* Buy 2 Keebler® Cookies (6.6 oz. or Larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match), Save $1.00

* Buy any ONE (1) JOLLY TIME Microwave Pop Corn Product, Save 50¢

* Buy 1 Eucerin Body Lotion (2oz-16.9oz), Save $1.00

* Buy 2 Tropicana Pure Premium® 59 oz bottles, Save $1.00

* Buy any 3 Kellogg's® Cereals (10 oz. or Larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match), Save $1.00

* Buy ONE (1) HUGGIES® Little Movers Slip-On Diapers, Save $2.00

* Buy 2 HUGGIES® Baby Wipes (64 ct or larger), Save $1.00

* Buy any 1 Ester-C, Save $1.00

* Buy 1 L'OrĂ©al Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner, Save 75¢

* Buy 1 Karo® Syrup, Save 40¢

* Buy 1 GUM® Eez-Thru Flosser®, Save 75¢

Black Friday Ad Previews

Just a can check out lots of different stores Black Friday ad scans over at A Full Cup and get a head start on your planning!

Vistaprint: Address Labels for $3.07, Photo Calendars for $5.67 & More

Until Fri. 11/25, Vistaprint is offering 8 products and gift ideas for free- you just pay the shipping. You can choose from Holiday Cards, Address Labels, Photo Calendars, Personalized Mugs and more!

Free Address Labels (140 ct.)
Spread the cheer with every letter you send! Stick your labels on festive holiday letters, cards and packages. Choose from thousands of designs, upload photos or create caricature return address labels. Use labels as To-From stickers, gift tags & more! Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $3.07.

Free Personalized Mug

Serve up some fun with a 11-oz full color ceramic mug. Choose from a variety of designs and personalize with your text. Have fun creating a gift to warm hearts this holiday season! Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $6.06.

Free Tote Bag

Perfect for everyday use, these 100% canvas tote bags can be customized with your name and message. Choose from 24 designs. Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $4.41.

Free Photo Calendars
Impress family, friends or customers with customizable photo wall calendars this Holiday Season. Select from Wall or Desk calendar and hundreds of templates to suit your style. Choose icons, add captions and highlight important dates. Upload your photos from Facebook, Flickr or Picasa. Create today and receive in as few as 3 days. Bonus: Order today and save 50% off higher quantities. Printing is free, shipping starts at $5.67.

Free Photo Cards (Qty. 10)
Choose from flat or folded holiday cards with Free Envelopes. Order today, and save 50% off higher quantities. Products are free, shipping starts at $4.60.

Free Holiday Postcards (Qty. 100)
Use them as holiday cards, invitations or announcements for home and business use. Matching envelopes available at checkout. Create today and receive in as few as 3 days. Printing is free, shipping starts at $7.

LinkFree Stamp
Choose from over a dozen designs and make holiday labeling a tad easier this year. Choose from red, black or blue ink. Printing is free, shipping & processing starts at $5.67.

Free Business Cards (Qty. 250)
Choose from 45 templates printed in full color on premium 80 lb card stock. Select a design template and personalize it to best suit your needs. Easily add your own logo or photo. Business cards can be used mommy contact cards, personal contact cards, networking cards, appointment reminder cards, loyalty cards, tiny greeting cards, referral cards, raffle tickets, place cards & much more. Printing is free, shipping starts at $5.67.

Weekly Spending Summary

Good news- I got another camera! And I LOVE it. But I only got it on Friday so there are only a couple of pictures in this post. But hopefully from now on we'll be back to normal.

This was a fairly low spending week, which is a good thing since I don't have much left to spend this month. I'm really trying to do better at keeping track of where I am since I'm a little over budget for the year and I realized I was getting a little lax with watching my spending.

Total Spent:
Total Saved with Coupons: $57.50
Total Saved with Sales: $32.38
Total Saved: $89.88

Rite Aid:
Saved with Coupons: $1.00
Saved with Sales: $1.29

This was a bit of a frustrating trip. I have a bunch of rain checks so I decided to go to the Rite Aid store downtown instead of my usual store since they tend to have things in stock more often. But unfortunately, they were out of stock on everything as well. And I discovered that they get a truck on Tues. (I shopped on Mon.) so if I had only waited a day I could have probably gotten most of my items. Then at the register the cashier got talking to me about my pregnancy and I totally forgot about using UPRewards to pay! Oh well, I will use them up another time, still I wish I would have remembered.

Crest toothpaste $2.99
Orbit gum: $1.00

Coupons Used:
- $0.25 Rite Aid Video Values for Orbit
- $0.75 Crest

Got Back:
$2.99 Rite Aid Single Check Rebate (for Crest)
$1.00 UPReward good on next purchase (from Orbit)

So this was actually a moneymaker of $0.65!

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $34.50
Saved with Sales: $12.97

Had I not used a gift card for this purchase I would have spent $0.39.

2 Pampers @ $9.50 ea.
Purex detergent $1.99
Jif Peanut Butter $2.50 (bought with rain check)
Schick Quatro razor $8.99 (bought with rain check)
Gillette Fusion shaving gel $2.37

Coupons Used:
- $2/2 Pampers
- FREE ($9.50) Pampers CVS coupon (when you buy 6 packages you get a coupon for a free pack)
- $1 Purex
- $5 Schick
- $1 Gillette
- $16 Extra Bucks

Got Back:
$2 Extra Bucks (for Pampers purchase)
$3 Extra Bucks (for JIF purchase)
$4 Extra Bucks (for Schick purchase)
$2 Extra Bucks (for Gillette purchase)
$1 Extra Bucks (for using my own bag and scanning Green Bag tag)

Giant: $30.55
Saved with Coupons: $22.00
Saved with Sales: $18.12

Well, once again I spent more at Giant than I had originally thought I would. What are you to do when you have coupons expiring, there are sales on those exact items and you can get them for a really good price even if you don't need them RIGHT now. But it's items you use all the time? And what about if you realize that if you spend $3 more (than your normal buy price) on a couple of items that you use everyday that you can get a free 20 lb. turkey? Well, those were my dilemmas. So I decided to go for it.

4 Gold Medal Flours @ $2.50 ea.
2 5lb. potatoes @ $3.99 total
6 Breakstone's Sour Cream @ $1.66 ea.
2 Cool Whip @ $1.00 ea.
3 Domino's Brown Sugar 2lb. @ $1.89 ea.
1 Domino Confectioner's Sugar 2lb. @ $1.89
2 Kraft Cream Cheese @ $1.50 ea.
4 Kraft Shredded Cheese 8 oz. $3.00
1 Cracker Barrel Shredded Cheese 8 oz. $3.00
Coupons Used:
- 4 $0.50 Gold Medal (doubled to $1.00)
- 3 $1/2 Breakstone's
- 2 $0.75 Cool Whip (doubled to $1.00)
- 4 $0.50 Domino's (doubled to $1.00)
- 4 $1.50 Kraft Shredded Cheese
- 1 Free Product ($3.00) Cracker Barrel

Will Get Back:
Free 20lb. TurkeyLink$0.70 on Gold Medal flour via Endorse

Sharp Shopper: $0.99
I had to run into this store to get some things for someone else and decided to grab a bottle of 100% OJ while there. I love that I can almost always find OJ for less than $1.00 at Sharp Shopper.

Misc.: $3.00
I used a credit I had and bought a Double Take Deal for A Loaf of Bread, a local bread store. And let me tell you, that was some delicious bread! (I also bought a small cookie but it was consumed before I got the picture taken.) :)

Winner of the $50 Sears Giveaway

Thanks to all of you that entered the Sears giveaway. The winner is Ashley, entry #61, who left this comment:

Online shopping would be the most helpful for me.

Congratulations, Ashley! I've sent you an email and you have 48 hrs. to reply before another winner is chosen.

It was interesting to see what Sears service you all would find most helpful. I think the majority of you answered that online shopping is what you'd like, and I think I'm with you. Well, either that or the circular. I like that too. But at any rate, it got me thinking that maybe I should post more online deals? What do you think?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Endorse: Earn Cash Back for Everyday Shopping

I'm excited to tell you about a new way that you can make a little extra money on your every day purchases. But I'll warn you, it's just a teeny bit complicated. Not terribly, but a little- so read carefully.

Okay, now that you know that, how would you like to earn 2%-10% cash back for getting groceries at Walmart or Kroger, splurging on coffee at Starbucks, enjoying a date night at Outback Steakhouse, or shopping at ROSS or Old Navy? Or what about getting 10% cash back for purchasing Huggies, Cool Whip, Orange Juice and more? If this sounds good to you, then you'll want to check out Endorse.

So what is Endorse?
Endorse is a new Facebook app that rewards you and your friends for buying the products you love. By using Endorse you can "endorse" your favorite products and get paid back for buying those products with your friends whenever and wherever you already shop—online and offline. The more friends you have and the more loyal you are to your favorite brands, products, and retailers, the more everyone earns.

How does it work?
After you create an Endorse account, simply click the "Endorse" button, shop as your normally would and then submit your receipts (as proof of purchase) in the envelope Endorse provides you. Once your account reaches $25, you'll automatically receive a check in the mail.

Anything else that I should know?
* Your cash back is calculated AFTER coupons and tax. And any coupons that are "unidentifiable" such as CVS Extra Bucks will be counted towards the eligible Endorse product.
* If 5 friends endorse a product you endorse, you will get the product absolutely free! (That's why it would be great if you use the links below. =] )
* You can earn cash back on both in-store and online purchases.Link* You have 90 days from the purchase date to submit your receipts for credit.
* You must Endorse (click the Endorse button) the product before shopping at the store or purchasing an item. What I'd recommend doing is Endorsing items you think you might buy or before heading out on a shopping trip, simply check to see if any of the items you plan to buy are items that you can Endorse.

Want to give Endorse a try? Click on the following links and "Endorse" the stores you normally shop at:
* Walmart
* Target
* Dollar Tree
* Starbucks
* Applebees
* Olive Garden
* Bed Bath & Beyond
* Subway
* Panera BreadLink* Michael's
* Carter's
* Children's Place
* Rite Aid

Or "Endorse" products you buy:
* Gold Medal Flour
* Cool Whip
* Huggies DiapersLink* Pampers Baby Dry
* Honey Nut Cheerios
* JIF Creamy Peanut Butter
* Crest Toothpaste

ING Direct Bonus Update

For those of you that get my posts by email or RSS feed, I just want you to be aware of this update:

A reader emailed me to say that she thinks that maybe the link below is NOT a link for the free $50 bonus. I double checked with the instructions I received from ING but am kind of puzzled too. So if you want to sign up for this and be sure to get the $50 bonus, send me an email at and I'll reply back with an email with a direct link for you. Sorry for the confusion!!

ING: $50 For Opening Checking Account

A reader emailed me to say that she thinks that maybe the link below is NOT a link for the free $50 bonus. I double checked with the instructions I received from ING but am kind of puzzled too. So if you want to sign up for this and be sure to get the $50 bonus, send me an email at and I'll reply back with an email with a direct link for you. Sorry for the confusion!!

Looking for an easy way to make $50? Here's how you can:

* Sign up for an Electric Orange Checking Account (see note above! ING confirmed that this is what needs to happen) online with ING Direct.
* Once your account is open simply make a total of 3 Card purchases or Person2Person Payments (or any combo of the two) within 45 days of account opening.
* On day 50 your account will be credited with $50.

Note: There are no annual fees etc....this is a free checking account.

I had done this previously and found it to be very easy. I just transferred $10 to my account and then used the credit card they sent to make 3 small purchases over the next 45 days. When the $50 got credited to my account, I simply withdrew it and had an easy $50.