Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Photo Cards

Here come the deals for Photo Cards!

I think I found an even better deal for all of you that are still looking for some bargains on personalized Christmas cards, Thank you cards and more! Currently, you can snatch up 24 Photo cards with envelopes on SeeHere.com for ONLY $2.49 shipped!
Here’s how:
*Sign up for a new account on SeeHere.com
*Create a 4×8 single flat Photo Card
*Add 24 cards to your cart
*Start the checkout process
*Enter coupon code 25cards
*Your final cost should come to $2.49 shipped!
< Thanks to Hip2Save for this SeeHere.com deal >

I won!

I am always skeptical of those big giveaways that companies do. Except today. I won the Picaboo 50 card giveaway last night. Well, I am one of 250 winners, but I am still pretty excited. They had the 250 winners within 21 seconds!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Black Friday!

MY BF Experience - A Success! Introduced my brother to BF shopping.

WM @ 10:15

My Sister-in-Law called to tell me to get to the store. She'd located the Leapsters - 1 palette of them, and people were starting to pour in. We waited by the pallete for 1.5 hours and got our leapster, and I managed to snag 2 more for a friend who was way back in the crowd. Wink
Also got 2 Leapster games that will be returned because we snagged the same ones for $8 less at Target.

Toy Story Operation and a Giraffe Ball POpper thing for my YDS
passed up the Cricut Expression Cry

Went home to take a nap.

Target at 4 AM.

We got there at 3:50 and waited the 10 min plus another 10 for the line to get in. It was wrapped around the store.

We got a $20 area rug, 2 leapster games, the $39 wii remote and game, 2 wipeout wii games, and some Olay for overage (ole!). I am thinking I was the only person in there buying H&B and using coupons. Had the same situation as Steph w/ the double line, but we were the lucky ones. Line was wrapped around the store and then some. A Mgr took the line about 25 people ahead of us and directed us to electronics to pay. So what was looking like  1-2 hour wait to pay was only about 30 min. Score.

On to Kohl's.

Walked in, started to strategize. Sent my BF virgin brother to stand in line while I shopped. Discovered the waffle iron was sold out in-store and on-line Cry . Considered trying tobribe some people w/ the waffle iron with my stack of $5/$5 coupons to see if they would give up their wafflee irons, but decided that would be bad BF karma and decided that the 2 hour line was sooo not worth some $5 freebies. Will go back tomorrow to use my coupons.

Headed to The Gap.

Got $430 worth of stuff for 50% off. Robes for the kids, sweatshirts & pants for nephews, pair of jeans and a l.s. button down for DH, a shirt and courd jacket for me, plus whatever my brother bought. I am quite happy. I love Gap so 50% off made The Gap my happy place.

Off to TRU

Got ZhuZhu starter set, Wizard of Oz for $8 (our 2nd copy is now scratched from repetitive watching)
Got 2 Tag Jr books and BOGO free batteries.

Off to Safeway/Starbucks for a BOGO free coffee and to meet a Craigslist buyer and then home.

All in all, a great day. My brother had fun in Walmart with the excitement and potential for disaster vs. success. He wasn't much impressed with the rest (except the line outside of Target).

He was impressed with the fact that we bought our 46-inch flat screen on Thanksgiving, from the kitchen table. I puffy-heart BestBuy.com.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gift Card Deals

Given convenience and longevity, gift cards are a great way to beat the heat when it comes to selecting "the perfect gift" for many people on your shopping lists. These days, in the comptetion to get you to buy a gift card for their company, many stores and restaurants offer incentives. Here's a run down of who has what offer, so you can make the most out of your giftcard-giving. I will add to the list as more gift card promotions become available, so be sure to check back often.

Here are some 2010 gift card promotions:
  • AMC – Buy a $50 gift card and  get $10 in concessions
  • Applebees - Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 gift card
  • Barnes and Noble – Buy a $100 gift card and get a $10 egiftcard
  • Ben & Jerry’s – Buy a $10 gift card and get a FREE scoop of ice cream
  • Borders – Buy a $50 gift card and get a $5 gift card (or $10 bonus bucks in store, but are good for one week only 12/26-31) 
  • Brunswick Zone -Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 gift card
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Buy a $100 gift card and get a $20 Rewards Card
  • IHOP - buy $25 in gift cards , get a $5 bonus card
  • Fry's - buy $100 in gift card , get $.40 off gas
  • Jamba Juice – Buy a $25 gift card and get a FREE 16 oz smoothie
  • Joe's Crab Shack - Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 card
  • Macaroni Grill – Buy a $25 gift card and get $5 gift card
  • Outback Steakhouse - Buy a $100 gift card and get $20 gift card
  • Red Robin - Buy a $25 gift card and get $5 bonus bucks
  • Rubios-Get a $5 bonus coupon when you buy $50 in gift cards
  • Safeway- Get a coupon for $15 off when you purchase $150 worth of participating Gift Cards in a single transaction with your Club Card November 25 - December 4 only!*
  • Taco Bell-Buy a $10 or $20 gift card at Taco Bell and get a FREE Large drink
  • UNO Chicago Grill: Buy a $25 gift card and get $5 voucher
 < Thanks, Mamacheaps >

Black Friday Clothing Sales

Abercrombie and Fitch

$40 gift card when you spend $100 (before 12 pm)


50% off the entire store! Gap, GapKids, BabyGap and GapBody Only until 10 am!

Old Navy

$10 off $50 coupon here

Old Navy is open on Thanksgiving too.

New York & Co.

50% off everything. "No Exclusions!"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Disney Movie Deals

Melissa, from Melissa's Bargain Blog, broke down the best deals for a number of Disney Movies. If you on the hunt for any of these titles, or in need of a quick gift, here's the best place to pick up some recent releases of new movies and classic movies.

The best deals on The Search for Santa Paws!

Don't forget to print your coupon for $10 off the Blu Ray/DVD combo pack here (you need a Disney Movie Rewards account if you don't have one already - it's free to create one!)

The cheapest place to buy this movie is at Walmart.  The Blu Ray/DVD combo pack is priced at $23.96, so it will be $13.96 after coupon.

Best Buy, Target, and Toys 'R Us all have the movie priced at $24.99, so it will be $14.99 after coupon.

If you decide to buy the movie at Target, there are several other Disney movie promotions you may wish to take advantage of as well:

The Beauty and the Beast Combo pack is priced at $24.99.  Use the $10/1 printable coupon here and the $5 in ad coupon ($5 off any Blu Ray priced at $16.99 or higher) or the Target printable here and get it for just $9.99.  If you do the rebate offers below, technically, it will be "free after rebates."

*There is a $5 rebate offer when you buy the Beauty and the Beast Blu Ray/DVD combo or Toy Story 3 Blu Ray/DVD combo and 3 participating Campbell's condensed kids soups or Spaghetti-OsThere are printable coupons for the Spaghettio-Os and the kid soups here.  You should be able to get these items for pretty cheap with coupons and sale prices and you have until 1/31/11 to complete the rebate!

*There is a $5 rebate offer when you buy 2 Western Bagel products and the Beauty and the Beast combo pack.  This one allows photocopies of receipts, so you can do this deal and the deal above. 

A Christmas Carol is priced at $24.99, also.  Use the $10/1 printable coupon here and the $5 in ad coupon or Target printable here and get it for $9.99 also! (you will need one $5 Target coupon for each offer you are doing)

The Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue Blu Ray/DVD combo pack is $19.99.  Use the $5/1 printable here and the $5/1 Target in ad coupon or Target printable here and get it for $9.99, too!

If you decide to buy the movie at Toys 'R Us, there is a promotion for a $10 gift card when you spend $40 or more on Disney movies.

A Christmas Carol (Blu Ray/DVD combo pack) is priced at $29.99.  Use the $10/1 printable coupon here, buy The Search for Santa Paws and use that $10 coupon, too, and you'll spend $34.98 out of pocket, but you'll also get a $10 gift card  back!

The Beauty and the Beast combo pack is priced at $29.99.   Use the $10/1 printable coupon here, buy The Search for Santa Paws and use that $10 coupon, too, and you'll spend $34.98 out of pocket, but you'll also get a $10 gift card  back!

Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue Blu Ray/DVD combo pack is $29.99.  Use the $5/1 printable here, buy The Search for Santa Paws and use that $10 coupon, too, and you'll spend $39.98 out of pocket, but you'll also get a $10 gift card  back!

**Don't forget about the rebate deals for Beauty and the Beast if you decide to buy that!

Who doesn't need a new pair of boots?

Jessica Simpson-$50 off boots

There is a sale at Jessica Simpson for $50 off all styles of boots.  Most of the boots are priced at $99+ but there are about 5 pairs for girls that are $55.
Shipping is free and the pair I tested worked out to less than $6 with tax.
The styles are pretty taste specific- but you can head over to Jessica Simpson to have a look.  Use promo code 50BOOT at checkout.
< Thanks, Brittany >

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Family Fun

John and I just decided that we would take our family gathering down a new road this year. We usually make the Oreo cookie Turkeys with the kids, but this year, we are going to task our guests with creating their own version. Here's our supply list:
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Milk Duds
  • Mini Recee's PB cups
  • Whoppers
  • Candy Corn
  • red hots
  • M&M's
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • white icing
  • chocolate icing
  • table cloth to keep the mess contained and so you can easily throw it all away
The idea is to provide them with the ingredients and task them with creating a turkey, thus, keepiung them out of the kitchen and keeping everyone having fun!

I can't wait to post pictures of the set up and the turkey crew!

Office Depot Daily Instant Win

I'm all about winning free stuff! Office Depot is offering up a daily instant win game with lots of tech goodies! Be sure to sign up for their email reminders, so you don't miss a chance to win something sweet!

 From November 21st-December 24th, you can enter once per day here to instantly win one of 30 daily prizes including computers, printers, camcorders, $100 Office Depot gift cards and more!
Come back and let me know if you are a winner

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Victoria's Secret Deal

Here's a great way to take advantage of a few offers - and cross your sister/mother/kid's teacher/whoever off your holiday shopping list.

Victoria Secret ~ Sweater, 3 Lipglosses & Reward Card worth atleast $10 for $12.72 shipped
Victoria's Secret is offering a secret rewards card worth at least $10, $50, $100, or even $500 until 11/30. They are also offering a free lip gloss kit with coupon code LIPGIFT10 on any order over $10. Rewards card must be redeemed between 12/1-12/19. Free shipping with coupon code WARMSHIPVS. <Thanks LMart>
  1. Add any sweater over $10 (additional sweaters)
  2. Checkout and enter offer codes WARMSHIPVS for free shipping & LIPGIFT10 for free lip gloss - will be added to cart automatically
  3. Total is $12.72 + free shipping + secret rewards card worth at least $10, $50, $100, or even $500
Inexpensive sweaters to consider:
Don't forget Ebates for 2% back!

FREE Starbucky!

Woo Hoo! You’ll know where to find me on Thursday afternoon!
Grab your friends and head to your local Starbucks this Thursday, November 18th, from 2-5 PM, where you Buy 1 Holiday Drink and Get 1 Free. You’ll be able to choose from Caramel Brulee Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Caramel Brulee Frappuccino blended beverage, Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino blended beverage.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rockin' Photo Deal

Snapfish just announced their 2nd holiday deal: Get a FREE photo flip book with ANY purchase (no matter how small).  The cheapest product that they offer is a single 4×6 print for just 9 cents.
Here’s how to rock this one:
:: Upload your pics.
:: Create a 4×6 flip book and add it to your cart.
:: Add one 4×6 print to your cart.
:: Checkout using the promo code MERRY1116 to get the book for FREE.
:: Pay $1.99 (shipping) + $.09 (4×6 print) = $2.08
Hurry!  This one only lasts until 11/19

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Toy Story 3 Tag Jr. on Clearance

Target has clearanced out the Tag Jr. Toy Story 3

It comes with the book and the reader, making this a great deal. You can use the reader on other Tag Jr. books. Tucson area stores have it at 30% off right now, though other regions are already showing it at $19.99. After 2 coupons available, you can score this item for as little as $4.98, or currently $12.98 here in Tucson.

Regular Price $39.99
Current Clearance Price $27.48
Use $10.00 Target Printable here (exp 11/24)
Use $5.00 Leap Frog MFC here (exp 11/18)
Final Price $12.98

I bought two today, but I am hoping they drop these to 50% off before Thanksgiving. I'd love to pick up a few more for gifts and donations.

Here is a picture of the actual toy/book for your reference. You should look int he regular aisles as well as end caps, and possibly in the garden center, where Target sometimes stashes their clearance items.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Cards

I just used Shutterfly's updated program to create this gorgeous folded Christmas card.

Joy Magic Story Christmas 5x7 folded card
Get custom photo Christmas cards online at Shutterfly.com.
View the entire collection of cards.
They offer an awesome set-up that makes it incredibly easy to create gorgeous cards with pictures and messages on the outside and the inside! Go here to make your own cards. After you are finished creating and have settled your cart, don't forget to go through Ebates to earn an extra 8% cash back on your order.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

$24.72 for 72% savings. Woot!

Free Flip Flops

Good timing... I just broke a pair last week.

Do you have a pack of Orbit gum sitting around? Well go grab it right now... Orbit gum is offering a HOT offer for a FREE pair of Tropical Flops Flops when you go HERE , click 'Redeem Now' and simply enter 'Lot Code' on the side of your previously purchase Orbit gum pack. You can even pick from 4 designs!
If you don't have a pack on hand, write a comment below and I am sure I can dig up a code for you. I have tons of Orbit from Fry's clearance aisles. 
< Thanks, Coupon Pro >

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pier 1

I love Pier 1. I love to drift through the store imagining some of their gorgeous pieces in my bedroom or living room. I could definitely find some uses for a $50 gift card. If you have lucky fingertips, you may just want to head on over here  for a daily chance at winning a $50 gift card. This is one gift I would put in my own stocking!

You'll be prompted to sign up for a subscription to Martha Stewart Living, but there is a tab at the top of the Pier 1 section that says "Free Entry" or "No Purchase Necessary".

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Free Coffee!

7-Eleven is offering up a nice little freebie! *Hint* Something I drink every morning… OK, maybe throughout the day! Yep, you guessed it… just head on over here to print a PDF coupon valid for a FREE small cup of coffee courtesy of Citibank! This coupon is valid thru 12/31/10.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ohh Ohh Ohhh... FREE GAP Jeans!

If you would like to snag a FREE pair of GAP basic 5 pocket jeans with a value up to $59.50, then you should plan on heading over to your local Gap store tomorrow morning (most open at 10am… however, you may want to call your local Gap to verify this)! Tomorrow, 11/5, Gap is giving away a total of 10,000 pairs of FREE jeans across every single Gap location.
To get in on this deal, check-in at any Men’s & Women’s Gap using Facebook Places, then show any Gap employee your check-in and you just may score a FREE pair. If you’re too late to snag the free jeans, you’ll still have a chance to shop with a coupon valid for 40% off any regularly priced item.
Keep in mind that all Gap stores are participating and have a certain number of jeans to give away. Store associates will pass out one coupon per person starting with the front of the line while supplies last. NOT valid at GapKids, babyGap, GapBody, Gap Outlet, Gap Factory Store, The Gap Generation stores, or online. Check out the GAP Facebook page for more information.
Who’s thinkin’ there will be long lines outside most Gap stores?! And I’d love to hear if you are in fact going to brave the crowds and try to snag a FREE pair. { Thanks, Debbie! }

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Victoria's Secret (Super!) Secret Rewards

Victoria’s Secret is once again offering up FREE (super!) Secret Rewards cards with EVERY Online purchase thru November 30th (or while supplies last)! Each card will be worth at least $10… BUT they could be worth $50, $100, or even $500! The reward cards will be valid to use December 1st-December 19th in-stores (excluding outlets), Online, or by phone! Last year, I won a a $50 rewards card… and I was VERY excited.
Victoria’s Secret is also offering up a FREE Bombshell Tank with any one qualifying Miraculous bra, Miraculous swim or Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Beauty item purchase! Just enter offer code BOMBTANK at checkout and the price of your Bombshell Tank will be adjusted to $0 after the offer code is applied.
Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Bombshell Tank (FREE with above purchase!)
Total = $10
As you start the checkout process, be sure to check the box that states that you have an offer code (you will be able to enter multiple offer codes)
* Enter the code BOMBTANK
*Final Cost = $10 + $5.99 shipping (& tax) for the Tank and Fragrance! Plus, you’ll receive a VS Mystery Rewards card with a value of at least $10… hopefully more! 

Go through ebates first, and receive an additional 2% cash back on your purchase!
Be sure to come back and let me know if you are a lucky $50, $100, or $500 winner!

Snapfish Photo Book Deals

For those of you that love photobooks as holiday gifts or even just an easy way to print and display your pictures, Snapfish is offering another great deal on photo books.

Get your holiday shopping off to a roaring success with a deal too good to pass up! Buy one 8" x 11" Personalized Cover Book,get two 8" x 11" Personalized Cover Books FREE, up to 20 pages each!

This amazing deal is good for four days only, so order your photo books by
November 8. Use coupon 1BOOK2FREE at checkout and save BIG today!

The first photobook will cost you around $30, but when you factor in that you will receive 3 of the same books (grandparents' gifts!), you will pay around $10 per book, plus shipping.

This deal is good through the 8th.

Target Toy Coupons

Get ready for the toy deals. Target just released a HUGE set of toy coupons. These are Target Store coupons, so they can be stacked with any manufactureer coupons. Here's a list of what's available. Be sure to print *now* any that you thinkyou may use. target has a history of removing the coupons when a super sale pops up. Stock up now for birthday parties in 2011!

You can head over here to print your coupons. If you click on the “Sporting Goods & Toys” tab on the left, you can see them all easier. All the coupons expire on 11/24/10.

  • 50% off The Ladybug Game
  • 50% off FurReal Lulu’s Walkin’ Kitty
  • FREE Our Generation Doll Outfit with purchase of Our Generation Deluxe Doll Set
  • 50% off Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Beginner’s Set
  • 50% off Fisher-Price Trio Batcave
  • $5 off Crayola Color Explosion Glow Dome or Color Wonder Sound Studio
  • $10 off With purchase of two Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers
  • $10 off Fisher-Price iXL Learning System
  • $10 off With purchase of two PlayStation 3 DualShock Controllers
  • $5 off Select Hasbro U-Build Game
  • $10 off With purchase of two Wii MotionPlus Remotes
  • $5 off Easy-Bake Oven
  • 20% off Razor, Wagon, Helmet Value Pack or Ride-On
  • 50% off Fin Fin Friends Play Set
  • $5 off Lego Game
  • $5 off Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck
  • $5 off Mega Bloks
  • $5 off Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-5 Dart Blaster
  • $5 off Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS
  • $5 off Paper Jamz
  • $5 off Remote-Control Iron Man Walking Robot
  • $5 off Lego Toy
  • $10 off Select Bike
  • $5 off Thomas & Friends
  • $5 off Star Wars Boba Fett Electronic Helmet
  • $5 off Star Wars Hailfire Droid Radio-Control Vehicle
  • $5 off Tonka Mod Machines Motorized Semi-Hauler
  • $5 off Toy Story 3 Game
  • $10 off Dinosaur Train Interactive Boris Tyrannosaurus
  • $10 off First Act Discovery Digital Keyboard
  • $10 off FurReal GoGo My Walkin’ Pup
  • $10 off LeapFrog Leapster2 Learning Game System
  • $10 off LeapFrog Tag Reading System
  • $10 off Fisher-Price Little Mommy Walk & Giggle Doll
  • $10 off Disney Interactive Ride-On
  • $10 off VTech MobiGo Touch Learning System
  • $15 off Playwonder® Dollhouse
  • $15 off Playwonder® Kitchen Center
  • $15 off Step2 New Traditions Kitchen
  • $20 off Star Wars All-Terrain Armored Transport Vehicle
  • $5 off 2- or 3-Wheel Scooter
  • $5 off Baby Alive Changing Time Baby
  • $5 off Select Barbie items
  • $5 off Cuponk Game
  • $10 off Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker
  • $5 off Disney Fairies Pixie Power Play Set

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fisher Price Deals

If you have a little tyke on your shopping list for the holidays or an upcoming birthday, you may want to take advantage of this deal from Fisher Price. They are offering free shipping and there is no minimum order. Use code NOVFREEFP

Kai-lan and Friends
Winter Figure Pack$2.99

View-Crew 3D Viewer – Pumpkin $3.99

Little People® Fix ’em Up™ Tow Truck $6.99

TRIO™ Crazy Creatures $6.99

Fantasy Princess® Minnie Mouse $9.99

TRIO Airport tower $11.99

Little People® Royal Garden Wedding $12.99

Little People® Birthday Party® Playhouse $12.99

Elmo's Tickle Hands $13.99

Imaginext® Spike Jaws™ Ultra Dinosaur $14.99

Little People® Nativity Gift Set
Buy Gift Set & Save! $67.00

Monday, November 1, 2010

Need to Print Pictures?

There are TONS of great deals if you need to print some pictures from all your fun family outings in October.
  • Shutterfly: Purchase two 8" x 10" size prints and we'll give you 100 4" x 6" prints FREE! Capture your favorite Halloween pirates, princesses, and giggling goblins with this incredible deal to save and share with 100 free prints. Use coupon SCARYPRINTS by November 5 for this fun Halloween treat.
  • Snapfish: Start by going through Swagbucks to receive 288 Swagbucks for your first snapfish order (new accounts only).
  • Picaboo: Through November 15, you can snag a FREE photobook when you purchase one of the same books. Use code BGFTHX. This is a great way to make 2 gifts at once. Think aunts, uncles, and grandparents! If you were lucky enough to snag the $100 Picaboo credit through Groupon, this is the time to cash in! I know I will!
All of these deals ahould help be finally catch up on my photo printing and clear off my desktop. That will scartch another thing off my eternal to-do list too.

Cheap or Free Date Nights

One of the ways I like to cut down on the costs of date night with my hubby is to take advantage of Movie Ticket deals like this one from General Mills. I still have a free ticket and $5 Concession Cash from the last deal over the summer.

Snag a free movie ticket (up to $12 value) when you pirchase 2 General Mills cereals. The specially marked packages will have a blue banner across the top that says "free movie". Then, enter the code from each box here. Print your free movie ticket and take it to a participating theatre   and enjoy a guilt free date night. Tickets will expire 60 days from the date they were issued online.

Pair the free movie with a dining certificate from restaurant.com (see Top Ten) to make the night even better!