Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Starbucks Rewards

If you received a Starbucks gift card in your stocking this year, make sure you register it here so you can take advantage of great rewards all year long!

Just for registering your card, you'll get a free handcrafted beverage of choice on your birthday!

Once you've earned five stars, you'll advance to the green level which gives you the following benefits:
-Free select syrups and milk
-Free refill on brewed coffee or tea
-Free beverage with whole bean purchase
-Free trial offers

Once you earn 30 stars, you'll be at the gold level which gives you the following benefits:
-Free drink every 15 stars
-Personalized gold card
-Personalized offers and coupons

You can register your gift card and sign up for My Starbucks Rewards here!

Monday, December 27, 2010


It seems that I took a bit of a break over the last week and a half. Patrick and I went to DC to visit my Dad and there was very little time for anything...

With the excitement of Christmas having come and gone, I hope that we all can find time for what we enjoy the most and most of all, spending time with those people we enjoy most!

I have a few projects on my radar, on top of the usual mile-long to-do list. One of my projects is to revamp my blog, making room for more than just bargains, but also couponing and some craft projects. My winter break plans also include some organizing projects (my scrap-space and the garage).

Hopefully, I can accomplish half of what I have on my list in the next week!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Homemade Hot Cocoa Gifts

I really wanted to make everything homemade for teacher and caregiver treats. I made this hot cocoa mix that I used a recipe from here since I had all the ingredients on hand. For a nice added touch, add chocolate covered spoons. Dip the spoons in white chocolate and then drizzle them with red & green white chocolate. Wrap them with saran wrap and a bow. You can place the cocoa mix in a mason jar or in a simple gift bag if you are shipping it. These are also great gifts to have on hand for unexected guests (or gifts)!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fun Castle Craft for Kids

Cool Castle for Kids. This is the perfect gift for some of the youngsters on my list.

Gaggle of Chicks, yet another daily deal site, is offering up a very sweet deal! Currently, you can snag a Box creations playhouse for ONLY $15 + FREE Shipping ($39.99 value)! Even sweeter, if you’re new to Gaggle of Chicks, you can score a playhouse for as low a $5 shipped because you will have earned a $10 credit upon sign up! This is one *HOT* Deal – Snatch it up while you can!
These playhouses are made from recycled materials. Plus, they come with four markers so your kiddos can decorate their house. You will also be able to choose from 5 different house styles:
Princess Carriage
Medieval Castle
Pirate Ship
Country Cottage Playhouse
Space Shuttle

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another Photo Card Deal!

Just what you all are asking for...

Woo Hoo! SeeHere is once again offering up a smokin’ HOT deal on personalized Christmas cards, Thank you cards and more! Currently, you can snatch up 60 Photo cards with envelopes on for ONLY $4.90 shipped!

Here’s how:
*Sign up for a new account on (or login to your existing account)
*Create a 4×8 single flat Photo Card
*Add 60 cards to your cart
*Start the checkout process
*Enter coupon code 50cards
*Your final cost should come to $4.90 shipped and remember, that’s for 60 cards!

<Thanks, Hip2Save >

Monday, December 6, 2010

Free Money!

That's right, I said free money!

Right now Coinstar has a great promotion where you can turn in $40 in change to get a $10 promotional gift certificate. You need to use your change to "buy" a $40 giftcard, but you will actually get $50. This is a great deal if there is a gift card you were planning to buy for someone anyway. This way, you can make it a little sweeter! There are no fees involved unless you choose the option to take a receipt to the cashier at the store and get cash (which wouldn't work for this deal anyway).  You'd only be out the time that it would take you to go to the bank (to get your rolls of quarters) and the store and have the machine count the money and then come home and enter your code on the site to get the e-certificate.

Lowe's is one of the current participants of this promotion, and Amazon is joining on December 9. I know that we shop through those companies all.the.time, so this is like giving me free $10 to spend there. This will also go a long way with my brother's wish list (Lowe's!). There does not appear to be a limit on these e-certificates either.

For those of you in Sahuarita, we have at least two Coinstar's within arm's reach. Fry's Marketplace and WalMart Supercenter both have these machines.

Chadwicks Clothing Steal

Chadwicks: 50% Off Entire Order + $0.99 Shipping – Today Only!

December 6, 2010

Chadwicks has great work-appropriate clothes. I am sure you could find some nice gifts for the moms, sisters, or daughters in your life!   

Wow, what a great deal at Chadwicks for today only.  You can get 50% off your entire order plus only $0.99 shipping.  You must have 2 items in your cart for the code to work and it works on clearance items as well.  You can head over here to check it out
Use coupon code: CHMON5 at checkout. 
Remember, it’s for today, 12/6 only and you must have 2 items in your cart.
Also, you can get 5% cash back a Ebates. 
Plus an additional $5 cash back if you are new to Ebates.
Remember that Ebates has a great referral program, so go through my Top Ten tab for my referral link. Thanks!

E.L.F. Cosmetics - Great Stocking Stuffers and Teacher Gifts

If you are still in search of some cute teacher or teacher's aid gifts, here's your answer! E.L.F. Lip Gloss Sets $2.70 Shipped is offering up a very sweet deal! Currently, you can head on over here, type “E.L.F. Lip Gloss Collection” in the search box and score two lip gloss 5 piece sets for just $2.70 each shipped. Just add one or both to your cart and use coupon code ER5PVIIO to get 10% off bringing your cost for each set to just $2.70 + shipping is FREE!!
UPDATE: You can also type “Bombshell Brown Eye Kit” in the search box to score a 5 piece E.L.F. eye kit for $2.70 shipped as well and type in “E.L.F. Beauty Book – Neutral” to score a Beauty book for $2.70 too!

< Thanks, Hip2Save >

Free Health/Beauty Gift Packs

Free Ladies Christmas Gifts at Walmart

Like giving Christmas gifts? How about FREE ones? has a few gift sets that cost $9 and they come with a free subscription to Allure Magazine. You can get a $9.99 refund if you dont want the magazine subscription! Just mail in your receipt/packing slip, the card found inside the gift pack, and this form within 30 days of purchase! It’s so easy.
Nothing on the rebate says one per household. Make sure you purchase in separate transactions!
Here are the ones that you can get on
Herbal Essence Gift Set – $9 shipped!Venus Spa Breeze Gift Set – $9 shipped!

And since the rebate is for $9.99…………… you’ve already made a 99c profit buying this!
< Thanks, Couponing to Disney >

I am thinking these will make AWESOME donations and/or teacher/aides gift packs!
Plus you can go through Ebates and earn 2% cash back. And if you are a new member, you will get a $5 bonus on top of the cash back! Just sign up here and after logging in, search for the store in the search box and follow the link to the store’s homepage and proceed with your order like normal

Amazon Toy and Electronics Deals

I love shopping thruogh Amazon for their toys. Their prices really are uncomparable. It's even better when you have hundreds of dollars saved up from Swagbucks!

This awesome list was compiled by Melissa's Bargain Blog. The links below will take you to her blog and then you can click there to go to Amazon.

Remember that prices change QUICKLY, so if you want something, jump on it! It may not be available at that price a few hours later!  The Play-Doh and Crayola deals are still around and the prices on the Leap Frog stuff have gone even lower!

The "Deal of the Day" today is the Canon PowerShot SD4000IS 10 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 3.8x Optical Zoom and f/2.0 Lens plus a free 4 GB memory card for just $209 (regularly $309.98).

Amazon still has lots of great Play-Doh sets for up to 50% off!

Play-oh 3D Flash Art Set - $10.99 (regularly $21.99)

Play-Doh Barnyard Pals Playset - $6.49 (regularly $12.99)

Play-Doh Cake Making Station - $8.50 (regularly $16.99)

Play-Doh Campfire Playset - $8.49 (regularly $16.99)

Play-Doh Dora 10th Anniversary Playset - $7.99 (regularly $15.99)

Play-Doh Elmo Shape an Spin Playset - $10.99 (regularly $21.99)

Play-Doh Fun Factory Set - $9.99 (regularly $19.99)

Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe - $9.99 (regularly $16.99)

Play-Doh New Backpack - $8.99 (regularly $17.99)

Play-Doh Puppies Playset - $7.49 (regularly $14.99)

Play-Doh School Bus Back to School 24 pk - $7.49 (regularly $14.99) - this is the same price it was on Black Friday!

Here are the Crayola deals (some of them qualify for rebates):

Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush - $14.99 (regularly $24.99) - $12.99 after the $2 rebate here!

Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic - $12.99 (regularly $29.99) - $10.99 after the $2 rebate here!

Crayola Crayon Color Twister - $9.99 (regularly $14.99)

Crayola Presto Dots to the Max - $16.99 (regularly $29.99) - $14.99 after the $2 rebate here!

Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio -  $17.99 (regularly $34.99) - $14.99 after the $3 rebate here!


Barbie Fashion Fairytale Marie Alecia doll - $7.99 (regularly $14.99)

Corelle Tidoo Souce Pouce in Pajamas 12 " doll - $21.99 (regularly $34.99)

Dozen Jumbo Dinosaurs - $9.99 (regularly $18.95)

FurReal GoGo My Walkin' Pup - $44.89 (regularly $59.99)

These FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies are all just $4.60 and would make a great stocking stuffer!  I love this little hedghehog!

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies Dash McFlash Hedgehog - $4.60 (regularly $11.99)

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies Buster Bow Wow - $4.60 (regularly $11.99)

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies Captain Crash - $4.60 (regularly $11.99)

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies Flurry in a Hurry - $4.60 (regularly $11.99)

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies Senorita Scamps - $4.60 (regularly $11.99)

Kid Galaxy Morphibians Gator Radio Control Vehicle - $15.99 (Regularly $29.99)

Leap Frog Leapster Learning Game:  Batman - $10 (regularly $24.99)

Leap Frog Leapster Learning Game:  Dora's Camping Adventure - $12.94 (regularly $24.99)

Leap Frog Fridge Farm Animal Magnetic set - $12 (regularly $15.99) - dropped $1 in price!

Leap Frog Learn & Groove Drum - $9.97 (regularly $19.99) - this is a $3 price drop since yesterday!

Leap Frog Fridge Phonics - $10 (regularly $21.99) - dropped almost $5 in price!!

Leap Frog My Pal Violet - $14.97 (regularly $20.99)

Leap Frog Learn & Groove Musical table - $30 (regularly $44.99)

Leap Frog My Own Leaptop - Violet - $14.99 (regularly $24.99)

Leap Frog Tag Junior Book Pal - $19.99 (regularly $34.99)

Leap Frog Tag Reading System - $27.99 (regularly $39.99)

Let's Go Fishing Game - $6 (regularly $15.99)

Littlest Pet Shop Starter Pack - $9.99 (regularly $20.99)

Littlest Pet Shop Carry Case - $7.99 (regularly $17.99)

Magic Fabric Creation Studio - $12.99 (regularly $26.99)

Melissa & Doug Cook's Corner Wooden Kitchen - $79.99 (regularly $129.99)

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel - $45.99 (regularly $69.99)

Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Blocks - $39.99 (regularly $59.99)

New Syma 3 Channel S107 Mini Indoor Co-Axial Metal Body Frame & Built-in Gyroscope RC Helicopter - $21.49 (regularly $129.95)

Plasma Car - $47.80 (regularly $69.95)

Playskool Musical Activity Ball and Gear Center - $12.99 (regularly $24.99)

Tonka Bounceback RC Racer - $19.99 (regularly $34.99)

Toy Story 3 Blast Off Buzz Light Year - $29 (regularly $39.99)

Transformers Voyager - Seaspray - $14.99 (regularly $24.99)

Yo Gabba Gabba Bath Buddies - $12.69 (regularly $29.99)


There is a Dr. Seuss promotion where you get a free book when you buy two participating titles (the list of all participating titles is here)

-Dr. Seuss's ABC Amazing Alphabet Book - $4.99
-Green Eggs and Ham - $8.99
-Horton Hears a Who - $8.97
-How the Grinch Stole Christmas - $8.25
-Mr. Brown Cow Can Moo, Can You? - $4.99
-Oh, The Places You'll Go - $8.99
-The Lorax - $8.97
-One Fish ,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - $8.99
-The Cat in the Hat - $8.99

The best deals on Blu Ray Players today are the the LG BD530 Network Blu Ray Disc Player for $69.28 or the Panasonic DMP-BD45 Ultra fast booting Blu Ray Disc Player for $89.99.

Here are some deals on movies:

Shrek Forever After Two Disc Blu Ray/DVD Combo - $17.99 (regularly $49.99)

Shrek:  The Whole Story Boxed Set (includes videos 1-4 on Blu Ray) - $40.49 (regularly $76.99)

Shrek:  The Whole Story Boxed Set (includes videos 1-4 on DVD) - $31.99 (regularly $53.99)

Shrek Forever after and Donkey's Christmas Spectacular Double Pack - $19.99 (regularly $34.98)

LeapFrog Learning DVD set - $17.99 (regularly $29.99)
-Includes Let's Go To School, Letter Factory, and Talking Words Factory plus a set of 26 flash cards!

The Twilight Saga Eclipse (Blu Ray/DVD Combo) - $24.99

The Twilight Saga Eclipse (Blu Ray) - $19.99 (regularly $34.99)

Twilight (Single Disc DVD) - $5 (regularly $22.99) - WOW!!

The Departed - Blu Ray - $8.99 (regularly $24.98)

Coby TFDVD7009 7-inch Portable DVD/CD/MP3 player (black) - $57.01 (regularly $108.30)

The Flip Ultra - Black, 4 GB Video Camera is $99.99 (regularly $149.99)

Flip UltraHD Video Camera, White, 4 GB (newest model) - $99.99 (Regularly $149.9()

Flip Mino HD Video Camera, Brushed Metal, 8 GB - $124.99 (regularly $229.99)

Garmin nuvi 205W 4.3 inch widescreen portable GPS navigator - 79.54 (regularly $249.99)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 12.1 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Cemera with Lumix G Vario 14-45 mm f/3.5-5. ASPH Mega OIS Lens - $399 (regularly $799)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8X Optical Image Stabilized ZOom and 2.7 inch LCD - $179 (regularly $279.95)

USB 6 LED PC Webcam Camera plus + Night Vision MSN, ICQ, AIM, Skype, Net Meeting and compatible with Win 98/2000/NT/Me/XP/Vista - $7.40 (Regularly $24.99)

Western Digital My Digital Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive WDBAAA5000AD6-NESM - $49.99 (regularly $119.99)

The Nintendo DSi bundle is available for $149.99 in green or orange and includes the Nintendo DSi plus the Mario Party game AND a $25 promotional credit to buy additional games.  You get all of this for the regular price of just the DS, which is a good deal (wish I would have seen it before I got my daughter's DS a few days ago)

If you're looking for video game deals to go with your new DSi, check out the 17 Days of Deals in Video Games here.