Saturday, January 1, 2011

Free Weebles from Playskool- Facebook offer

CLICK HERE to "Like" Playskool on Facebook.  They are giving away FREE weebles- Shipped right to your door.  This is going to go fast!

New Year...New Contest


I love a good contest/giveaway.  I really love them when there are no strings attached.  I love Expressionery.  I participate in their Consumer Panel and have been blessed to have many new products arrive on my doorstep unexpectedly.  Their line of personalized melamine plates rock!  CLICK HERE to check out this new product line.

For no particular reason at all I am giving one Melamine plate away to a luck reader.  It is personalized with "It's Your Special Day" and looks like this:

Expressionery provided this lovely prize.

I will randomly select a winner on Wednesday January 5th 2011 at noon.  Good Luck!


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Crazy Hasbro Toy Coupons

CLICK HERE to check out the newly released Hasbro coupons.  These will certainly make me smile if I can find a few of the toys on clearance at Target or Walmart.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year- 2011 The Year Of Savings

Happy New Year.  This year I am planning on being even more detail oriented and organized than I was in 2010.  The Coupon Project has made tracking spending, savings, and rebates a snap!  CLICK HERE to checkout their great FREE templates (Excel and Google Docs). 

Rite Aid Resolution Rewards Master List

This Month Rite Aid is offering a $20 up reward when you purchase $100 worth of participating products.  CLICK HERE for the complete product list (huge).
  • The $100 total can be reduced by manufacturer and Rite Aid coupons.
  • Up reward purchases (example; use $10 Nivea Up to pay for $10 worth of participating products) cannot be used toward this reward.
This should be pretty easy to earn over the course of one month. 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Target- Plattsburgh Clearance Event


Jackpot tonight at Target! Go early tomorrow to score a cart full of holiday fun! The dollar bin items are mostly clearanced with a 75% off discount.

The entire holiday area is 75% off.  There are deep discounts in just about every department. 

Hot finds of the night:
  • 25c Christmas Tree Ornaments
  • Disney Dry erase boards for 25c
  • Thomas The Tank Wooden Trains $1.24-$1.74
  • Set of 4 Holiday Tumblers 25c
They also had more Clearanced Christmas Milk!! I thought I was going to have to nurse my last half gallon but tonight I have 2 more in the fridge.  Hooray for Target.  What were you able to score?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rite Aid Steals and Deals 12/26/10

Rite Aid has a huge list of steals and deals this week.  Here are my top picks:

Buy $20 of These P & G Products, Receive $5 +Up Rewards

  • Tide $10.97
  • Use $1.00/1 Tide Detergent from PG-11/28, 12/26
  • Pay $9.97
  • ......................................................................
  • Charmin $12.97
  • Use $0.25/1 Charmin from PG-11/28
  • Pay $12.72
  • ......................................................................
  • Bounty $12.97
  • Use $0.25/1 Bounty towels or napkins from PG-11/28, 12/26
  • Pay $12.72
  • ....................................................................
  • All CoverGirl Cosmetics Buy One Get One 50% off
  • Use $1.00/1 CoverGirl Product from PG-11/28 OR
  • Use $2.00/2 CoverGirl Products from PG-11/28
  • Final Price: Varies
  • ........................................................................
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor $9.97
  • Buy 1, Receive $5 +Up Reward
  • Use $4.00/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual or Power Razor from PG-11/28 OR
  • Use $4.00/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual or Power Razor from PG-12/26
  • Pay $5.97
  • .......................................................................
  • Olay Skin and Bath Care Buy One Get One 50% off
  • Use $2.00/1 Olay Facial Cleanser from NestleRP-11/14 OR
  • USE Olay hand and body lotion FREE up to $7 when you buy ONE Olay body wash from PG-11/28 OR
  • Use $3.00/1 Olay Regenerist facial moisturizer or cleanser from PG-11/28 OR
  • Use $3.00/1 Olay Regenerist Pro-X facial moisturizer or cleanser from RP-12/12 OR
  • Use Olay Total Effects facial cleanser FREE up to $6 when you buy ONE Olay Total Effects facial moisturizer and ONE Olay Total Effects body wash from PG-11/28 OR
  • Use $2.00/1 Olay Bodywash, bar, in shower body lotion, or hand & body lotion PG-12/26 OR
  • Use $3.00/1 Olay Regenerist facial moisturizer or cleaner from PG-12/26
  • Or Use $1.00/1 Olay facial moisturizer or cleaner from PG-12/26
  • Final Price: Varies
  • ........................................................................................
  • Pepsi and Pepsi Products 3 for $10.98
  • Buy 3, Receive $3 +Up Reward
  • Pay $10.98, Receive $3 +Up Reward
  • Final Price: $7.98 or $2.66 each
  • .......................................................................................
  • Duracell Coppertop Batteries $8.88
  • Spend $15, Receive $5 +Up Reward
  • Use $1.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, any 4-pack or larger AA or AAA or any size C, D or 9V and Ultra Advanced AA or AAA from RP-12/12 OR
  • Use $1.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, any 4-pack or larger AA or AAA or any size C, D or 9V and Ultra Advanced AA or AAA from NestleRP-11/14Crest Toothpate or Oral-B Manual Toothbrush $2.79
  • ........................................................................................
  • Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers 2 for $7.00
  • Buy 2, Receive $1 +Up Reward
  • Use $1.00/2 Pantene Products, any excluding trial size from PG-11/28 OR
  • Use Pantene Shampoo, 12.6 oz. or less FREE up to $6 when you buy any Pantene Product, except trial size from PG-11/28
  • Buy (2) Pantene Shampoos $7.00 (2) Pantene Conditioners $7.00
  • Use (1) $1.00/2 Pantene Products, any excluding trial size from PG-11/28
  • And Use (2) Pantene Shampoo, 12.6 oz. or less FREE up to $6 when you buy any Pantene Product, except trial size from PG-11/28
  • Pay $6.00, Receive (2) $1 +Up Reward
  • ........................................................................
  • Vicks Dayquil or Nyquil $5.00
  • Buy 1, Receive $2 +Up Reward
  • $1.50/1 DayQuil product from PG-11/28
  • $1.50/1 NyQuil product from PG-11/28
  • $3.00/1 when you buy BOTH Dayquil and Nyquil from PG-12/26
  • $1.00/1 any Vicks Product from PG-12/26
  • Puffs FREE up to $1.99 when you buy any TWO Vicks products from PG-11/28
  • Pay $3.50, Receive $2 +Up Reward
  • Final Price: $1.50
  • ......................................................................................
  • Dove or Caress Bath Bars, Lever Bath Bars, Dove Body Wash, and Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion 2 for $10.00
  • Buy 2, Receive $2 +Up Reward
  • $1.00/1 – Dove Gofresh Body Wash, with NutriumMoisture
  • $1.00/1 – Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion
  • Pay as low as $8.00, Receive $2 +Up Reward
  • Final Price: $6.00 or $3.00 each
  • ...............................................................................
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution, Blink Tears, Clear Care or GenTeal Gel Twin Packs or GenTeal Drops $13.99
  • Buy 1, Receive $2 +Up Reward
  • $5.00/1 Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution OR Aquify Multi Purpose Solution, any Twin Pack from SS-10/17
  • $3.00/1 Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution OR Aquify Multi Purpose Solution, any 12 oz. or larger from SS-8/22
  • $2.00/1 Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution OR Aquify Multi Purpose Solution, any 12 oz. or larger from SS-10/17
  • $3.00/1 Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution OR AQuify Multi-Purpose Solution, any 12 oz. or larger bottle from SS-12/5
  • $1.50/1 GenTeal, any from SS-10/17
  • Pay as low as $8.99, Receive $2 +Up Reward
  • Final Price: $6.99

Monday, December 27, 2010

Buying A New Car- Where to go and not to go. (Another Adventure with My Friend "Coupon")

If you have been listening to the radio or watching WPTZ news you are likely familiar with the local dealership that features "Two Good Looking Guys" that ends with "Does a Reindeer BLEEP (insert bodily function word) Snow?" This dealership has an excellent service and parts department but their sales staff (with the exception of a few...Shout out to The Heonis brothers- Thanks for not blowing smoke and being very helpful!) is a nightmare.  Add to it the fact that they are led by a smooth talking "good looking guy"- the giant of the "good looking guy duo" and the situation is pretty dismal.  This business obviously has internal control issues given the recent theft of 4 (yes FOUR) vehicles by one of their lead sales employees.  I have been working on this "How To Buy A Vehicle The Coupon Clipper Way" for some time, but today the Reindeer commercial was on and a high gloss sales ad came in the mail.  I figured it was high time to post this, just in case anyone is looking to make a high ticket vehicle purchase anytime soon. 

This summer I went on a little vacation with a good friend.  For purposes of this post we'll call her Coupon.  Anyone who knows either of us personally already knows the greatest adventure our vacation included.  We negotiated one of the best car transactions I have been involved in. From a thousand miles away! While we shopped and lounged on the beach!  To appreciate this feat let me share a few details.
  • Our initial car buying adventure started at "The Good Looking Guy" dealership.  Every transaction has to go through Sasquatch.  He is the deal sealer or flubber.  He likes to use big words he does not comprehend and likes to fill the hero role by getting you into a vehicle for your target payment per month price point.  THIS IS NEVER A GOOD SIGN!  Then he uses high pressure tactics ("This APR can change in a nano second. HURRY UP AND SIGN A CONTRACT!".  "This is the best used vehicle we've had in (Since the wall of china was built). It's going to fly out of the lot! HURRY UP AND SIGN A CONTRACT!".  If he throws around the terms "Niche Market" while trying to low ball you with a trade in value; he got it from me.  Ask him what it means.  Maybe by now he can explain that not everyone will want your 1969 muscle car trade in and it will be hard for him to move it off the lot.  Sasquatch refuses to sit down to run and work the numbers crunch on paper.  He focuses on monthly payment amount, not what goes into getting to that monthly payment amount. GAME OVER RUN FROM LOT!
  • The next adventure led New Shiny Subaru Dealership in town.  Here they did not blow smoke, but again high pressure to buy something that won't be around for long.  Great lesson in LISTEN TO YOUR HEART and SLEEP ON IT!  Should you be in a rush to buy or are they just in a rush to sell?   If the answers are not "NO!"....RUN!  Let the next shopper "score the deal".  There is another deal waiting for you!
  • We went on vacation with no intention of shopping for a car, but when a simple online search for a USED vehicle turned up a crazy deal not too far from home we called for more information.  Enter the king of Subarus- Mr. Frank Whipple!  This man is a blessing and breath of fresh air.  Just chatting with him brings about visions of Fred Rogers bringing you for a guided tour of the factory and feeding you warm fuzzies by the bushel basket.
By following these simple rules we were able to:
  • Save time not running from dealership to dealership
  • Score a brand new vehicle that met every want and need on the "wish list"
  • Dump an undesirable trade in
  • Save a significant pile of coin by paying MUCH less in tax
  • Lower Coupon's monthly payment to a lower than target monthly amount without extending the term of the loan.  THERE IS NO POINT TO LOWER PAYMENT IF YOU HAVE TO MAKE MORE OF THEM!
Must Dos for getting the BEST DEAL
  • You want all of the numbers.  What is the vehicle worth? What is the MSRP? What is the invoice amount? What kind of kickbacks does the dealership earn for average volume?
All of these factors play significant roles.  If the dealership is not willing to share the information, choose not to share your transaction with them.  Frank Whipple Shares, Dan from Parker's Shares, Joe from Knight's shares. Find one of them or someone like them and it is a win-win! 
  • What can the dealership do to up the value of your trade in? Are there dealership incentives or rebates that can be shifted and called "trade in"?
Personally I want to save and don't care what the source of savings come in.  In this case, upping the trade in value by applying dealership incentives to that number, shaved another significant sum off of the grand total.  It is legal and it is super fun! I highly recommend demanding this trick.
  • Don't Rush!
  • Never go car shopping with the mind set of "I'm driving a new car home today".
  • Don't be afraid to "waste the sales reps time".
  • This is a service industry and your business is earned. They need you, you do not need them!
  • You do not owe a sales person a sale for "running numbers" and blowing smoke.
  • Don't be fooled by "good looks". 
  • Be swept off your feet by honesty, logic, and professionalism.
  • Look out for Sasquatches! They are everywhere and build a relationship with the Fred Roger's types that are still out there.
Check back later for an exciting post all about Mr. Frank Whipple.  He wins sales person of the year as far as I am concerned.  His dealership grew to be the largest "certified pre-owned dealership in the country" because they still believe in customer service.

Free Gooseberry Patch Cookbook downloads @ Amazon

Amazon is offering three different Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks for free download right now.  This price is subject to change at anytime.  I love my kindle software on my laptop.  I am saving swag bucks with hope of scoring a free Kindle.  I just cant seem to justify the expense when I can use the PC, laptop, or Iphone to serve the same function. 

CLICK Cookbooks to find these 3 free digital cookbooks (Chocolate Chip Cookies Mac&Cheese and Meatloaf) and

CLICK HERE for free Kindle software for your PC.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Buy & Save @ Rite Aid"


Rite Ais has a great offer that Started today! It's like the Gift of Savings! 2 months in a row! These programs are fantastic! This time get $20 +up wyb $100 “buy & $ave” items through 1/22/11. You can see the full listing of products in the January Single Check Rebate book. They will also be marked in the weekly flyer. You do not have to buy them in one transaction, they will be tracked through your wellness card and it will print when you hit $100.
I am back tracking through my Rite Aid Deal post to cross reference.  Both posts will be up tomorrow.  I can't wait to see how good this month will be for raking in free stuff at Rite Aid!

Walgreen's Deals 12/26/10

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  • Pepsi, 12 packs 3/$10.92
  • Use in ad coupon for a FREE 12 pack when you buy 3
  • Final Price: $2.73 each
  • ........................................................
  • Covergirl Cosmetics Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
  • Use $1.00/1 CoverGirl Product from PG-11/28 or
  • $2.00/2 CoverGirl Products from PG-11/28
  • Final Price: Will Vary
  • .......................................................
  • Nabisco Crackers $2.50
  • Use $1.00/2 Walgreens Coupon from January Coupon Booklet (In Store Now)
  • And use: $1.00/1 Nabisco Crackers, any 5.5-16.5 oz. from SS 11/14 OR
  • Use $1.00/2  Nabisco Crackers
  • Final Price: $1.00 each
  • ....................................................
  • Mars Candy $0.49 with in ad coupon
  • Use $0.50/2 Milky Way Brand Bars printable OR
  • Use $0.50/2 Skittles or Starburst Packs @ Walmart.com
  • Final price: $0.24
  • ....................................................
  • Post Cereal (Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts) $2.50
  • Buy 2, Receive a $1.00 Register Reward
  • Final Price: $2.00 each after Reward
  • .....................................................
  • Folgers Classic Roast Coffee $3.00
  • Use $1.00/2 coupon from the January Coupon Booklet AND
  • use $1.00/2 Folgers Coffee products, any 7 oz. or larger, Folgers Singles or Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup portion packs from RP -12/5
  • Final Price: $2.00
  • ........................................................
  • Gillette ProGlide Razor System $9.99
  • Buy 1, Receive a $4.00 Register Reward
  • Use $4.00/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual or Power Razor from PG -11/28
  • Pay $5.99, Receive a $4 RR
  • Final Price: $1.99
  • ...................................................................
  • Aussie or Herbal Essence Hair Care $2.99
  • Buy 1, Receive a $1.00 Register Reward
  • Use $0.50/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie shampoo, conditioner or styling product, any excluding trial size from RP 11/14
  • or USE BOGO from 12/26 P&G if you were lucky enough to get an insert
  • Pay $2.49, Receive a $1.00 Reward
  • Final price: $1.49
  • ....................................................................
  • Dove for Men, Antiperspirant or Deodorant Body Wash, Active Clean Shower Tool $3.99
  • Buy 1, Receive a $2.00 Register Reward
  • Use $1.50/2 Dove Anti-Perspirants/Deodorant or Body Mist @ http://www.dove.us/
  • Pay $3.24 each, Receive a $2.00 RR
  • Final Price: $2.24
  • ....................................................................
  • Clairol Nice and Easy Perfect 10 Hair Color $9.99
  • Use $2.00/1 coupon from the January Coupon Booklet
  • Final price: $7.99
  • .....................................................................
  • Head and Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner $3.50 each
  • Buy 2, Receive a $2.00 Register Reward
  • Final Price: $2.50 each after Reward
  • .....................................................................
  • Degree or Dove Deodorant $3.50
  • Buy 2, Receive a $2.00 Register Reward
  • Use $1.50/2 – Dove Anti-Perspirants/Deodorant or Body Mist @ http://www.dove.us/
  • Pay $2.75, Receive a $2 RR
  • Final Price: $1.75 after Reward
  • .....................................................................
  • Colgate MaxFresh or MaxWhite Toothbrush or Paste $2.99
  • Buy 1, Receive a $2.00 Register Reward
  • Use $0.75/1 Colgate MaxWhite Toothbrush
  • Pay $2.24, Receive a $2 RR
  • Final Price: As low as $0.24
  • .......................................................................
  • Vicks Formula 44 6 oz $5.00
  • Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil 20 ct or liquid 10 oz $5.00
  • Children’s Nyquil Cold & Cough liquid 6 oz $4.00
  • Vicks Vaporub 1.75 oz $4.00
  • Vicks Babyrub 1.76 oz $4.00
  • Vicks Vapor Inhaler .007 oz $4.00
  • Vicks Sinex Vapospray .5 oz $6.00
  • Spend $20, Receive a $10 Register Reward
  • See 12/26 P&G for killer deals!
  • Pay as low as $2.00 each, Receive a $10 RR
  • .................................................................
  • Zicam $10.99
  • Use $2.00/1 coupon from the January Walgreens Booklet
  • AND Use $2.00/1 Zicam Cold Remedy Plus from SS 10/24
  • Final Price: $6.99
  • ...............................................................
  • Pantene Shampoo $3.50
  • Buy 2, Receive a $2.00 Register Reward
  • FREE Pantene Shampoo, 12.6 oz. or less when you buy Pantene Product, except trial size from PG 11/28
  • Pay $3.50, Receive a $2 RR
  • Final price: $0.75 each
  • ...............................................................
  • Pampers Diapers $8.99
  • Buy 1, Receive a $1 Register Reward
  • $1.00/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1/1 (12-31-10) PG from PG -11/28
  • Pay $7.99, Receive a $1 RR
  • Final Price: $6.99
  • ...............................................................

Price Chopper Steals and Deals Week of 12/26/10

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Price Chopper is ending 2010 with a bang!  This week's flyer was filled with great deals!  Here are my favorites:

CLICK HERE to visit Price Chopper on Facebook to score coupon for the following offers:
  • PC Cream Cheese 88cents
  • Central Market Crackers 2/$3
  • Save $2 on Central Market Thai Chili Sauce
Front Page Super Deals:
  • In-ad coupon: Pepsi 6-packs 5/$11 (must buy 5)
  • Whole Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin – $1.99 lb. (There was a $5/$12 coupon on Pork Roast in Holiday Entertainment Magazine)
  • Chicken Drumsticks – $.99 lb.
  • Dole Salad Blends – B1G1 Free
  • Grape Tomatoes – B1G1 Free
  • Hellmann’s Mayo, $2.99 (use $0.75/1 Printable) and stock up for $1.50 a jar. 
  • Fresh Bagels – Buy 6, Get 6 Free
Produce Bargains
  • European Cucumbers – 2/$3
  • 2 lb. Baby Cut Peeled Carrots – 2/$5
  • Dole Celery – 2/$3
  • 5 lb. Red Potatoes – $2.99
  • Empire Apples – $.99 lb.
Deli Deals
  • Price Chopper American Cheese – $4.99 lb.
  • Sara Lee Deli Chicken Breast – $6.99 lb.
  • Russer Virginia Ham – $5.99 lb.
General Grocery Deals
There are a handful of P&G Deals, but since most of the North Country got short changed on today's insert...why tease with great deals that we cannot score? 

2 Shutterfly Calendars for $20- Groupon Deal

Groupon is offering the following deal until Midnight tonight 12/26: Two 12-month wall calendars from Shutterfly for $20. You must use in this voucher in 1 order. The offer excludes desk calendars or calendar posters. Tax, shipping & handling not included.  It is a good deal, but I end to prefer snapfish quality and size a bit better. 

CLICK HERE to join Groupon.  This deal is listed under many cities but Anchorage is the first on the alpha list.


Enjoy!

Amazon Video On Demand Credit and Toy Story 3 Deal

Twitter users, get a free $5 Amazon Video on Demand credit when you follow @AmazonVideo and then tweet “I just got a $5 credit for instant movies and TV shows @amazonvideo.
CLICK HERE for Twitter/Amazon Promo

Here is a crazy deal if you pair this promotion with a Toy Story 3 Promotion.

Use 99cents from this promotion to purchase a digital rental of Toy Story 3. 
  • When you purchase a digital rental of Toy Story 3, Amazon will offer you $4 off the purchase of Toy Story 3 on DVD.
  • Right now Toy Story 3 is priced at $9.99 (free Shipping with Amazon Prime/Student/Mom).
  • Pay $5.99 out of pocket for the DVD (plus Tax).
  • Own the digital and DVD movies!
  • Earn another $5 in Amazon Video On Demand credit.
  • Effective price- money maker!! You will spend $5.99 out of pocket, but have $9.01 worth of VOD credit to use on participating digital purchases and rentals! 

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