Wednesday, December 31, 2008

FREE Coupon for Bottle of Suave January 14th

Don't you just love freebies? Mark your calendars! Register on starting at 12:01 a.m. on January 14th for a coupon for one full size bottle of Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray, Styling Aid, Body Wash, or Body Lotion (good up to $3) by mail. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom)

Free Cascadian Farms granola bar

Sign up HERE to receive a free Chocolate Chip Chewy granola bar from Cascadian Farms. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Awesome Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Coupon

Go HERE to sign up for a $3.00 coupon off ANY pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. This coupon should make the ice cream free or nearly free depending on where you make the purchase! (Thanks, Common Sense with Money)

New Year’s Day: Free Chick-fil-A

Stop by Chick-fil-A between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day (Thursday). Make any purchase and get a coupon for a FREE Chicken Biscuit on your next visit. Coupon expires 3/28. (Thanks, Coupon Cravings)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sheetz: Free coffee on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day (4 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Sheetz Convenience Stores will wish customers a Happy New Year with free coffee on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Customers who stop at any of Sheetz 352 locations can get a cup of premium 100% Arabica bean self-serve coffee for free! The promotion runs for 24 hours beginning 4:00 p.m. December 31 through 4:00 p.m. January 1. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

KMart $5.00 off $50.00 coupon

Go HERE to print a coupon for $5 off any $50 purchase. The coupon is good through January 3, 2009. (Thanks, Coupon Cravings)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Free sample of Total Cranberry Crunch

Go here to request your free sample of Total Cranberry Crunch cereal. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

I had to share this one...

I very seldom have my picture taken because I'm usually the one behind the camera. My mother took a picture of the three of us at our family gathering this evening. I hope everyone is enjoying the day with their families. This has been another wonderful year for our family. We have so much to be thankful for. God Bless!

Merry Christmas

I hope each of you is having a very Merry Christmas! I'm enjoying the day spending time with my family. Tomorrow, my son and I are going to North Carolina to visit my sister. We'll be returning home on Monday evening. My husband is staying home and enjoying some quiet time with our dog, Barkley. He will also be working on Monday.

I'll leave you with a picture from our family gathering last night. My son is riding a horse around the first floor of our house. My husband was chasing him with his own "horse"--our kitchen broom. It was the funniest sight ever!!!!! The chase continued for well over an hour.

Have a great weekend!

Free Dove Shampoo and Conditioner

Click HERE to request your free sample of Dove Shampoo and Conditioner. I love saving these samples throughout the year for our vacations. It saves quite a bit of money not having to purchase them. (Thanks, Grocery Mama)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Free Don Francisco's Breakfast Blend coffee sample

Do you drink coffee or know someone who does? If so, go HERE to request your free 1.75 oz. sample of Don Francisco's Breakfast Blen Gourmet Coffee. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

These make great stocking stuffers. I collect them all year long and put them in my husband's stocking on Christmas Eve.

Food Lion: Save $5 on $30

Do any of you shop at Food Lion? If so, go HERE to print a coupon for $5.00 off a $30.00 purchase. The coupon is good through December 30, 2008. (Thanks, Coupon Cravings)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Free Redbox Movie Code

Are you in the mood to watch a movie this evening with your family? If so, be sure to take advantage of the free redbox movie rental code that is good today only (Monday, December 22nd). Enter the promotional code EC22KP at any redbox location for a free movie. The code expires at midnight. Enjoy!

CVS: Free 5x7 or 8x10 Photo

Are you still in need of holiday photos to give as gifts? If so, then visit and use the promo code ENLARGE to get one 5x7 or 8x10 photo for FREE. This offer is good through 12/24. (Thanks, Coupon Cravings)

Make sure to select in store pick-up and the photo will be completely free. What are you waiting for?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Fun...

Aiden decorated his first gingerbread man cookie this evening.

He especially enjoyed eating the gumdrops......

... and licking the icing.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! I hope you'll continue reading my blog and share it with others. I will post many more deals and money saving tips next year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

3 Hallmark cards for $1.00

Go HERE to print a coupon that allows you to purchase three Hallmark cards for $1.00. (Thanks, Common Sense with Money)

The coupon expires on December 24, 2008 and is redeemable only at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores. For those of you who are local, you can redeem the coupon at the following locations: Martinsburg Mall, Potomac Market Place in Ranson or the Valley Mall in Hagerstown. If you are not in my local area, check HERE to see where your closest Hallmark Gold Crown store is located.

Free 8X10 Photo from Walgreens

Anyone want to give a photo of your children to grandparents for Christmas?

Receive a free 8x10 print from Walgreens when you use the code FREEGIFT at checkout. The code expires on 12/20/08. Don't forget to choose in-store
pick-up for the photo. It will be absolutely free. Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Office Max $10 off $20 Coupon

Go HERE to print a coupon for $10.00 off any $20.00 purchase at Office Max. The coupon expires on 1/3/2009. This would be a great coupon to use if you need an ink cartridge for your computer printer. (Thanks, Couponing Craze)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rite Aid & Walgreens: Free Gift Card with Prescription Transfer

Go HERE to read details and print coupons for free gift cards to Rite Aid and Walgreens with prescription transfers. (Thanks, Coupon Cravings)

Free Candy Bars at Food Lion

Hershey bars are buy-one-get-one-free at Food Lion. Buy one Hershey’s Special Dark and one Special Dark, Milk Chocolate or Milk Chocolate with Almonds, then use the coupon from the 11/9 SmartSource insert to get both bars for FREE (through 1/20). Thanks, Coupon Cravings

$25.00 Gift Certificate for $2.00

Go HERE for details about getting a $25.00 gift certificate to for $2.00. (Thanks, Sisterly Savings)

What a deal! I recommend using the gift certificate at Cork Street Tavern in Winchester, Virginia. They have wonderful ribs!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Chocolate Toffee Spoons

Do you know any coffee lovers? I made chocolate toffee spoons for the first time last night. I had some chocolate leftover from dipping pretzels and decided to give it a try. I just dipped the spoons into the chocolate and placed them on wax paper. I sprinkled the spoons with toffee after placing them on the wax paper. Super easy to make and very inexpensive! My husband loves coffee so these will be a nice addition to his stocking. My photography skills are poor and so is my camera, but I've attached a photo anyway. Enjoy!

Pampers Points - Free Shipping & Bonus Codes

Do you collect Pampers points? If so, go HERE to find out about free shipping and 11 bonus points. (Thanks, Bargain Briana)

$5.00 Old Orchard Juice Coupons

Click HERE to request $5.00 in Old Orchard Juice Coupons. (Thanks, Bargain Briana) I just used the company's online store locator. This brand of juice products is sold at area Food Lion stores.

Aldi Deals - Week of 12/14/08

Click HERE to see the featured items and deals at Aldi this week.
(Thanks, Cincinnati Cents) I still have not had an opportunity to visit the new store. Has anyone else been? If so, please post your opinion(s) and any other deals you find.

Glade Buy One, Get One Free coupon

You can print a Buy One, Get One Free coupon for Glade Scented Oil Candles HERE. (Thanks Money Saving Mom)

Almost free Kellogg's Pop-Tarts

I was at Wal-Mart this morning picking up more chocolate for dipping pretzels. I noticed that select boxes of Kellogg's Pop-Tarts had coupons stuck to them for $1.00 off each box. Most of the Pop-Tarts were approximately $1.56-$1.66 per box. After the $1.00 coupon, the Pop-Tarts would cost .56-.66 per box. Pretty good deal in my opinion. I didn't purchase any of them, but wanted to be sure and share this deal with everyone else. I took one coupon off of the box (see picture above) so I could take a picture to post for everyone. Sorry about the poor quality, but my camera would not cooperate this evening.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rite Aid: Free Holiday DVD

Go HERE for details on getting holiday DVD's for free this week at Rite Aid. (Thanks, Coupon Cravings)

Olay Cleansers Moneymaker after Rebate

Go HERE to find out details about the Olay Regenerist Cleanser moneymaker. (Thanks, Common Sense with Money)

I purchased the two cleansers (see photo below) at Walgreens this evening and paid $10.88 with a gift card from transferring a prescription. Since I used the gift card, I spent ZERO dollars out of pocket. The cleansers are priced at $9.99 each at our local store. They are on sale buy 1, get the 2nd for 50%. This explains why each cleanser is ringing up at $7.49 on my sales receipt. I also used the $5.00 coupon from the Proctor & Gamble insert of yesterday's newspaper. I will make a profit of $4.12 after receiving the $15.00 rebate. I also received the two cleansers for free.

If anyone is interested in taking advantage of this deal and doesn't have the $5.00 coupon, please let me know. I have a few extras and will be happy to share. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to assist! :)

Free Subscription to Lego Magazine

Know anyone who enjoys building with Legos? If so, go HERE and sign up for a free 2 year subscription to Lego Magazine. (Thanks, Sisterly Savings)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

12/14/08 Free Rental at Redbox

Today only you can get a free DVD rental at your local Walmart Redbox kiosk. Simply use code: 11moms4uA. This can be used once per debit/credit card, so you can rent more than one for free by using different cards! Go HERE for more details. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom)

Coldwater Creek Earrings for $3.50 shipped

Do you like these earrings pictured below? If so, click HERE for the details about how to order them. You'll pay just $3.50 for them. The best part is that the price includes shipping. They would make a nice gift for someone who likes earrings. (Thanks, Bargain Shopper Lady)

Free Coupon for HappyBites Healthy Kids meal

Click HERE to print a coupon for a FREE HappyBites Health Kids Meal. I checked the online store locator. This product is sold at Super Target. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Please report back if you are able to find this product at any grocery stores locally.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Food Lion Deals 12/10 - 12/16

Click HERE to read about the deals at Food Lion for the week of December 10- December 16. (Thanks, Centsible Sawyer)

Know anyone who needs new pots or pans?

Are they on your list to purchase for anyone as a gift? If so, read here to find out about Calphalon pots and pans starting at $19.99. Free shipping on orders over $25.00. (Thanks, Common Sense with Money)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Free bag of Riceworks Gourmet Rice Crisps

Go here to print a coupon for a free bag of Riceworks Gourmet Rice Crisps. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Almost free socks

My son was in desperate need of socks. He's outgrown all of them--except for two pair. So..... I used my $10.00 JcPenney coupon this morning. The socks were on sale buy 1, get 1 50% off. I purchased two different packages.

One package of socks was $7.99 and the other was $6.99. The package of $6.99 socks rang up $3.50 because of the sale. The total was $11.48. After using the $10.00 coupon, the balance was $1.48. Add the .09 sales tax and my final price was $1.57. What an awesome deal for TWELVE pair of socks! I couldn't even purchase them at WalMart for that price!

Free Movie Passes @ Old Navy Stores (Saturday Dec. 13th only)

Old Navy is giving away movie passes at stores on Saturday, December 13th. Go HERE to read all about the promotion. (Thanks, Couponing Craze)

**QUANTITIES ARE VERY LIMITED to first 50 to 200 people in line. Store hours may vary by location. Prior to store opening, customers will form a line outside the store, and a store associate(s) will pass out starting with the front of the line, one bracelet per person good for a movie ticket packet based on the qualifying purchase. One per customer aged 16 or older, while supplies last. Movie ticket packets are limited, so Old Navy cannot guarantee that all customers in line will receive a bracelet. Each bracelet can be used with the qualifying purchase for one-time use only on Saturday, December 13th and must be surrendered at time of purchase in exchange for the movie ticket packet. Certain other restrictions apply. Please see store for details.

I'm not planning to go, but thought someone else might already be heading to Old Navy.

The conversation went like this...

Part 1: (took place at 10:45 p.m. last night)

Aiden: I want chocolate.
Me: It's really late and you already had a chocolate covered pretzel. You can have another one tomorrow.
Aiden: Ok, Mommy.

Part 2: (took place at 7:00 a.m. this morning)

Aiden: Good morning, Mommy!
Me: Good morning, Aiden.
Aiden: I want chocolate.
Me: It's too early for chocolate.
Aiden: But you said so.
Me: I did say so last night, but I didn't mean you could have chocolate for breakfast. How about toast?
Aiden: (long pause) Ok, Mommy.

I can't believe that he remembered. His memory is better than mine.

Free Christmas Coloring Pages

Are you looking for Christmas coloring pages to keep your children busy while you prepare for the holidays? If so, give the following a try:

Snowman coloring pages HERE.

Santa coloring pages HERE.

Gingerbread Man coloring pages HERE.

Christmas tree coloring pages HERE.

Free Shipping Day: December 18th

Still have some holiday shopping left to do? If so, mark your calendars because December 18th is free shipping day. Go HERE for a list of participating merchants. The best part is that all orders placed on December 18th are being guaranteed for delivery no later than Christmas Eve. (Thanks, Sisterly Savings)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Awesome deal on Robeez....$9.89

My son wore Robeez for the first two years of his life. The only reason my son stopped wearing them was because he outgrew them. I am pleased to report that the company now makes them for 3-4 year olds. I am going to resist the temptation to purchase them.

I LOVE them and frequently give them away as baby gifts. I normally pay $25.00-$27.00 a pair. Check out this awesome deal on Robeez at Amazon:

Get free shipping when you spend $25.00 or more.

Do you like to read or know someone that does?

Go here to print free owl book plates. (Thanks, Tricia) These would make a great gift for someone who likes to read. They'd also be cute to personalize your child's books or ones you give as gifts to other children.

Dear Santa Letters

Has your child written his letter to Santa Claus? If the answer is no, it's not too late. Check out this Santa Letter created by Crafty Carnival. It's a free download and absolutely adorable.

Do you have any prescriptions that need filled?

Many pharmacies put out valuable prescription coupons because they want your business. I use one of these coupons almost every time we need to get a prescription filled (both new and refills). Yesterday, I took this coupon to Rite Aid when I picked up a prescription. I paid the co-pay for the prescription and they handed me back a $30.00 gift card to Rite Aid. Since I don't shop there very often, I immediately took the Rite Aid gift card up to the front counter and purchased a $25.00 Macy's gift card and two packages of Mott's apple juice boxes (they were on sale for $2.50 each). I paid .15 sales tax on the juice boxes.

I was happy to profit a $25.00 gift card and 18 juice boxes for transferring a prescription that needed filled anyway. I'm saving the Macy's gift card to give my mother (along with other gifts I've already purchased) for her birthday in January.

Next time you need a prescription filled, check to see if any prescription coupons are available. I frequently use them at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. If you have any questions, please be sure to ask. I love helping others make the most of their money.

Don't just assume it's junk mail

Have you received anything in the mail this week from JcPenney? If so, I hope that you didn't throw it away assuming it was junk mail. Go here to read all about the valuable coupon that has been arriving in mailboxes all across the country this week.

I was NOT fortunate enough to receive one...but my mother was. She was nice enough to give it to me when I saw her last night. Thanks Mom! You're the best!! I will head to the store sometime in the next few days and buy a candle or something else that costs $10.00. Last time this coupon was mailed out, I purchased a pair of swim trunks for my son and only paid .60 sales tax.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Have you ever shopped at Aldi?

Aldi discount grocery store recently opened in our area . Have you shopped there? If so, please leave a comment and share your experience with us. I have not been there. I have noticed the sales ad in the paper and some of the deals on produce and dairy have been great. I'm planning to give them a try sometime in the next few weeks and will report back. Click here to see some of the highlights of the current weekly specials. (Thanks, Cincinnati Cents)

I'm in heaven!!!

Some of the smallest things in life bring me such joy. I love to bake! Even more than eating my own baked goods, I enjoy giving them away to friends and family. For the past several weeks, I've been busy baking nearly every single day. Yesterday, my baking boxes arrived in the mail. 100 of them to be exact and I am in heaven!

I've been busy adding personalized labels to them that read "Happy Holidays from The White Family" (see above photo) or "From the Kitchen of Sara" to spruce them up a bit. I'll be adding the following homemade items to the boxes: banana bread, brownie bites, chocolate covered pretzels (see photo below) and various types of cookies.

Are you doing any holiday baking this year? If so, what will you be making?

I wish my son would potty train...

The worst part is that this is MY bed-lol :) Enough said.

Free Mitten Gift Tags

Aren't these mitten gift tags just too cute? I keep coming back to them. They are available as a FREE download here. (Thanks, Tricia) If only my son hadn't broken my computer printer a few weeks ago. Otherwise, I'd be printing them out myself.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Free copy of Amazing Grace (DVD)

Go here to register with Walden Media and receive the Amazing Grace DVD for free. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Ziplock Big Bag $3.00 Printable Coupon

Here is the link to a coupon for $3.00 off ANY SIZE Ziploc Big Bags:

Right now they are running about $3.42 at Walmart. So after the coupon, you'll pay just .42 plus tax. These are great for storing just about anything.

FREE printable Christmas gift tags

The above picture is courtesy of Amy at Living Locurto.

I found these fun gift tags on one of my favorite blogs. The best part is that Amy is offering her original gift tags as a FREE download. Wouldn't they be adorable attached to a teacher gift or treat for your child's classmates? Check out this post by Amy at Living Locurto for all of the details:

O Christmas Tree

I am pleased to report that our family WILL have a Christmas tree this year. I sent my husband and son to Kmart on Sunday to purchase the artificial tree. I gave my husband the following guidelines:

1) Find a tree within the amount I was willing to spend (of course he went over that amount)

2) Make sure the tree was pre-lit with white lights (he got this part right)

3) Buy a Martha Stewart one because I like her style (she wouldn't steer us wrong, right?)

The tree he chose would not have been my first choice. I'm sure it will be fine once we finish shaping it and begin putting on ornaments. We don't have many ornaments, so the tree will be pretty bare this year. I used to own quite a few of ornaments, but got rid of them several years ago because I couldn't stand the clutter (I'll save that story for another time). I'll be sure to post pictures of the tree once we get around to decorating it. The important thing is that my son is really enjoying the tree. If your tree is up and decorated, I'd love to see pictures.