Saturday, April 2, 2011

Photoworks- Jackpot!

Last fall I posted free offer from Photoworks.  They offered free cards and ornaments.  They are closing down and if you transfer your stored photo(s) to Shutterfly you will get a $30 Shutterfly gift card.  You do not have to be new to Shutterfly.  I only had 1 photo and it worked without a hitch.  The Photoworks free ornament is truly a gift that keeps on giving.  Check to see if you have a photo to transfer.

Price Chopper- Excellent Week For Deals With Facebook Coupon

CLICK HERE to visit Price Chopper On Facebook to print this coupon.  Print a pile and plan several trips this week!  This coupon pops up about once a month and you can stockpile many useful things for FREE or for minimal cost!!

FREE Ideas:
  • 10 single serve PC yogurt @ 40c each= $1 overage!
Less Than $5 OOP
  • Ten (10) 28oz PC Canned Tomato Products ($1/Can on Sale)
  • PC Frozen Veggies ($1/Box on Sale)
  • PC BBQ Sauce ($1/bottle on Sale)
  • PC White Horseradish (99c each)
  • 10 Canned Veggies @ 69c each
  • 10 Packs of Stew, Chili, or Slow Cooker Seasoning for 90c total @ 59c each

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Walgreen's Chinet Deal- Not So Green

chinet logo

I try to not use too many, but this deal is so appealing and it runs until 4/30!!!

Chinet Plates, 10 ct $2.99

Buy One Get One Free
Use 2 $1.00/1 – Chinet Product
Bring home 2 Packs for 99c!! 

Picnic season needs to arrive eventually!! 

The Arts & Sciences of Catalina Coupons (Price Chopper Unilever Deal Explained)

What is a Catalina? Cat? OYNO? 
  • Coupons that spit out of the Catalina Coupon Printer at checkout.  Some are for FREE products, $$ off purchase, or $$ Off Your Next Order (OYNO).
  • The $$ off with purchase coupons and free products are a mystery.  Some of it is random and some based on your consumer profile, purchases made, and other data tracked with your Advantage Card  (at Price Chopper).
  • ONYOs are based on a national offer or manufacturer promotion and are extra savings earned.
How Can I deliberately Earn OYNOs?
  • Follow rules of the promo (this week "buy" or take home $20 worth of participating products) and the OYNO will spit out of the coupon printer at the end of your transaction.
How do I spend LESS OOP (Out of Pocket) to get the OYNO?
  • Pair the participating products with store and manufacturer coupons
  • The Catalina/OYNO is in no way connected to Advantage or Coupon Savings.  The computer looks for "retail price" before store and coupon promotions.
  • An easy way to make sure you will qualify- have the cashier scan all of the participating products first, watch the total and don't hesitate to say "I'll take another one of these" and add products if needed to get to the magic purchase required amount.
  • Once you see you have reached the requirement hand over your coupons and Advantage card and wait for the magic to happen!

Snuggle Coupon


Snuggle is offering a $1 off printable on Facebook today- CLICK HERE to grab one!

Quibids Update- Major Score

I have blogged about Quibids before, but as more and more of my friends win big the praise I sing sets louder clearer, and much more animated!  If you know me, you know I like to cook and bake.  You also know I love butter and everything that is creamed with sugar (served with a side of sugar).  You also know I am too cheap to buy a Kitchenaid.  My mom is still using my great grandmother's 1950s model, so I know they are likely worth the investment.  I have been very close to buying one on several occasions (QVC and Amazon know how to pull my heart strings).  I have been watching them sell on Quibids for 5 cents to $60 and debating on jumping into an auction to try for a win.  Tuesday night there were tons of high ticket auctions in the final push for hours and in the midst I spotted a Kitchenaid going for 5 cents, with 2 bidders.  After placing 3 bids (worth a whopping $1.80) I won the black and stainless steele beauty for 11 cents (Yes ELEVEN Cents), no tax, and $6.49 in shipping.  Fed-Ex is set to deliver my prize on Friday.  CLICK HERE to check them out (This is my referral link and if you join I earn some free bid credits).  I wonder what win #10 will be? 
Tips For Luck @ QuiBids
  • Bid on Giftcards- when there are lots of other high traffic auctions going on
  • Late at night and early mornings are best for super deals
  • Watch the tutorial and observe other auctions for a while to see what the trends are and understand the process before you start bidding
  • There is no point in bidding until the last 15 seconds of the auction since it is a live auction format and the last seconds reset to allow for "Going Once, Going Twice, Sold".
  • You may not be able to score a Dyson or Ipad for $20 but you can easily score a huge pile of gift cards to use towards the purchase of a high ticket item!
  • Shipping costs are listed in each auction info page so there are NO surprises!

An Offer For Educators and other Recession Participants

My favorite Uncle (Happy Birthday Uncle Kevin) is in the construction business and my favorite quote from him is "We chose not to participate in the recession!".  I wish it were that simple.  So many friends and co-workers are struggling with low case loads, looming pink slips, and shrinking incomes.  Early Intervention, Pre-School Special Education, General Education and Higher Education are apparently not recession proof in the Champlain Valley.  I feel like everyone is waiting and holding their breath.  I can't protect your jobs or take the stress away, but I can help you stretch your budgets and maybe lift some burden.  I will happily provide you with 1:1 help, lead a money saving "coupon party" (where everything is FREE and there is nothing to buy) in your home or civic location, and/or lead you on a guided coupon shopping trip.  I am not advocating that everyone build a bunker or stockpile a years supply of food and house hold items.  It is very possible to reduce your spending by 25% with little effort, 50% with some effort, and up to 90% with a bit of creativity and thinking outside the box.  Please email (, tweet (carriescoupons), or comment on this post.  You can afford to feed your family non-processed, balanced meals on a rice and beans budget without the rice and beans! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Expressionery- Cool New Product


This week started out with one of  "Those Mondays" here.  At 8pm I realized I had not checked the mail so I ventured out to see if there would be a fun surprise in the mailbox that might help end the day on a high note.  I was excited to find an interesting looking bubble mailer addressed to me with a familiar return address.  Thank you Expressionery for the fantastic surprise pack. 

Expressionery is launching a new product line.  CLICK HERE  to explore these adorable new cards that seek to help us express Gratitude in our daily lives.  The tiny cards are perfect for keeping in a purse or wallet.  This year I am trying to give to others more and focus less on my own wants.  I am looking forward to using these out and about to spread cheer and appreciation.  For a $5 investment, these cards will help accomplish that mission.  (They sent me a FREE set of cards, but my opinion and review are my own.  No other compensation- goodmorning FCC!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fake It Til You Make It

This morning one of my favorite Facebook peeps posted "Its Another Exceptional Monday..Fake It Til You Make It!".  And today that has been my goal.  Pretend it is a fantastic day.  And after my husband nearly set the garage on fire I decided that Today just might be a Fantastic Day after all. No disaster clean up.  A fantastic Intern.  And the promise of an entire day off tomorrow!  What could make today even better? A contest or two!!  

Free Scotch Tape @ Staples

Staples has quite the pile of cheap/free things after rewards this week, but there is one super useful trinklet that is 100% free at checkout (well you will still pay tax).

  • Scotch Magic tape is priced at $1 this week
  • Use PRINTABLE HERE $1/1 printable coupon for any roll of Scotch Magic tape
  • Final Price: Free!

Hot Groupon!!! $7 for $15 ebay gift certificate!

Today there is a hot Groupon deal and it is already on! This is only available today, but it looks like there are still a ton of offers available.  I love ebay and have NEVER found a coupon for buying anything on Ebay, let alone $8 worth of FREE!!!!  In order to use this you need an ebay acct and a paypal acct.  Groupon will email you your gift card code after the deal closes tonight at midnight.  I have bought into about 15 deals via Groupon and love their customer service and neat offers!!

CLICK HERE to join Groupon.

The offer can be found HERE.  Limit one per person, per paypal/ebay account!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Send a Sweet Tweet!- FOR FREE!

Click on the “Like” button on the Sweet Treats Facebook Page and you can send a free Sweet Treats note by mail. It’s a note with a treat attached from the makers of Bazooka.  I think this just might make my mini me very happy!

OxiClean @ Walgreens

This deal is insane and just in time for grass stain season! The $3 coupon has a limited # of prints but is live at the moment!
  • Buy one OxiClean Laundry Stain remover $2.50
  • Buy One OxiClean Powder or pak $2.50
  • Use $3/2 OxiClean Laundry products
  • PLUS use $1/2 Coupon in Walgreens April 2011 Savings Book
  • Pay $1 for both after coupons

Folgers Deal @ Wags & Rite Aid

folgers 300x300 Walgreens: *HOT Folgers Coffee Just $.79 After Coupon

CLICK HERE to print a fantastic $2 off Folgers coupon!  Folgers is on sale this week ($2.79 at Wags and $2.99 at Rite Aid).  This is a fantastic deal on coffee.

Free Cards @ Rite Aid

CLICK HERE to print a great American Greeting Card Coupon.

Pair this with the $3/3 coupon in the Rite Aid Ad to score 3 FREE cards this week!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Price Chopper Deals- Unilever Catalina

Tonight I am going to focus on the great Unilever Deal only, tomorrow I will post the rest of the match ups.

There is a FANTASTIC Unilever Cat. Promo- Buy $20 worth of Unilever Products, get a $7 Catalina (ONYO/Coupon) for your next order.  Then do the deal again and pay with your $7 Cat. to get another Cat.  I am going to do this deal no less than 6 times and possibly more.

Participating Products
  • Breyer’s Ice Cream – 2/$5
  • Klondike Bars – 2/$5
  • Hellmann’s Mayo – $2.99- Use Facebook Price Chopper Coupon to Drop Price to $1.99 for one if you have Unilever Promo Packs from March store events you can score tons of FREE Hellmann's this week!
  • Wish-Bone Salad Dressing (16 oz) - 2/$4 Use $.75/1 Printable, As low as FREE after coupon doubles
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce 45 oz. – 1/2 Price $1.74 ea (there were 50c coups in unilever promo book) and use FREE Pasta (up to $1.25) wyb 2 Ragu Sauces coupon from the 3/13 RedPlum- 2 jars of sauce and pasta for $1.25 OOP!!!
  • Lipton Tea Bags 100 Count - $2.49; use $1/2 coupon from the 3/27 RP
  • Lipton Iced Tea Mix - $3.99; use $1/2 coupon from the 3/27 RP
  • Knorr Lipton Sides – $1
  • Slimfast 6-packs – $5
  • Skippy Peanut Butter – $2
  • Axe Body Wash Deodorant, Shampoo or Spray – $4Buy 2 and use BOGO Axe Shower Gel or Detailer coupon from the 3/27 RP, Stack with $1.00/1 Axe coupons from the 3/27 RP, As low as $1.50 each after coupon
  • Dove Deodorant – $3 Use $1.00/1 Dove Deodorant coupon from the 3/27 RedPlum insert $2 after coupon
  • Dove Beauty Bar (6 pk.) - $4.99 Use $1.00/1 Dove Beauty Bar coupon from the 3/27 RedPlum insert $2.99 after coupon doubles
  • Dove Body Wash - $4.99 $1.25/1 coupon from the 3/27 RedPlum insert or Printable $4.74 after coupon ** Get Facebook PC coupon for smoking deal!
  • Dove Hair Care – $3 Use $2/1 Dove Hair Care Printable Or, $1.00/1 Dove Hair Care coupon from the 3/27 RedPlum ....As low as $1 after coupon
  • Dove Men Care Body and Face Wash – $3.99 Use $1.00/1 coupon from the 3/27 RedPlum insert $2.99 after coupon
  • Q-Tips 500 Count – 2/$5
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion – $5 Use $1.00/1 coupon from the 3/27 RedPlum insert $4 after coupon

Tide Contest- Tomorrow is Launch!


Tide has a pretty good promotional contest that starts on Facebook tomorrow.  CLICK HERE to visit the promo page.  They are giving away samples, coupons, large supplies of product, and many sets of high end washers and dryers.  I love these contests! good luck!

Nutella- Coupons & Another Give Away

Nutella- has quickly earned a spot on my grocery list in the past few weeks.  I was thrilled when Nutella shipped me all of the supplies I would need to host a Nutella Brunch.  I was pleasantly surprised with how yummy Nutella is. 

CLICK HERE to print a new $1 off coupon for Nutella (use @ Price Chopper to double for max. savings).

CLICK HERE to enter the Nutella "Free Case" a month sweeps.

I am now hooked on two Nutella Breakfast Recipes:

Nutella Banana Roll Ups
  • Slather a flour tortilla with Nutella
  • Add sliced banana
  • roll and enjoy

English Muffin Surprise
  • Toast and lightly butter English Muffin
  • Spread Nutella on both halves
  • top with sliced strawberry
Check back tomorrow for the opportunity to win a Nutella Prizepack

Cheap Quizno's Meal!


Quizno's is offering another great $2.99 sub coupon.  CLICK HERE to print.

Kellogg's Coupons

The Kellogg's Monthly coupon promo is up again.  These keep matching up nicely with Price Chopper and Rite Aid sales.  CLICK HERE to sign up!



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