Walgreens and CVS: Two Great Photo Deals!

Here are two great deals on photos just in case you have been slacking (like me) on ordering lately =)


Get 25 prints for free when you order 25 when you use the promotional code: JULYPRINTS. Click here to get started =)


Get 50 prints for free when you register at the CVS photo sharing website! You receive 20 free prints just for registering, and 30 for entering your CVS ECB number. Click here to get started =)

Formatting Changes to My Blog Posts - Opinions?

In the interest of keeping my home page looking clean and concise, I have been thinking of having a blog post teaser, and if the topic interests you, there will be a link to follow. The link will take you to a separate page that contains the entire post.

Any thoughts, opinions, feedback? I'd love to hear what you think!
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Keeping It Frugal: Haircuts At Home!

Bubba has the best hair - beautiful reddish brown with soft curls. I love his hair long, but Hubby is always bothered by it. In the interest of keeping the peace, I agreed to have his hair cut. I give in WAY too easily, it's the Libra in me.

In the interest of saving a buck, I decided to cut his hair myself instead of paying $10-15 to have someone else cut it. I figured he's not entering any beauty pageants in the near future, so if I messed up, no biggie. I first consulted Almost Frugal's step-by-step instructions (with pictures), and I think I did a pretty good job!






Hubby is also in need of a haircut but considering our last haircutting fiasco, I'm pretty sure he won't let me anywhere near him with a pair of scissors (or clippers)!


Free Events Tomorrow - 7/17


Borders: SpongeBob Day of Happiness
Celebrate SpongeBob's Anniversary with your kiddies by going to Borders tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. There will be games, crafts and giveaway! Click here to see if your closest location is participating =)


Ikea: Free Breakfast!
Don't forget to attend my favorite free breakfast either tomorrow or Sunday! Click here for more info =)

FREE Photobooks at CVS - Ends Tomorrow!


I completely dropped the ball on this deal! Tomorrow is the last day that this will be free at CVS:

6 x 8 Photo Books (10 pages and up to 50 pictures) - $7.99
- $7.99 Extra Care Bucks that will print after your receipt

In the CVS weekly ads, the limit is posted as 1, but you can actually get up to 5 of these for FREE! I am a huge fan of photobooks and make one of the kids for the family every year, so I am stoked about this deal!

(Thanks A Full Cup!)

Starbucks: Free Pastry with Purchase of Beverage - 7/21


Once in a very blue moon I will treat myself to some Starbucks. It is definitely my coffee of choice but seeing as how I'm a frugal gal, I usually just brew my own whether it be at work or at home. Seeing as how this coupon is available though, I may be treating myself very soon!

On July 21st from open to 10:30 a.m. and with this coupon, you can receive a free pastry of your choice with the purchase of any handcrafted beverage. Yum!

Dairy Queen and Taco Bell: Free With Text!

Here are two freebies currently available by text =)


If you text "TB225" to 30365, you will receive a text from Taco Bell once a week for a particular item. If you show the text to a Taco Bell cashier, you will get that item for free! This offer may only be good in certain areas, so please report back if you have any luck!
(Thanks A Thrifty Mom!)


If you text "TREAT" to 46237, you will receive a text from Dairy Queen for a free Blizzard! This offer is good for anyone living in the Philadelphia, Allentown, South Jersey, or Delaware areas, but please let me know if you find that it applies in other areas!
(Thanks For the Mommas!)

Crocs Kids Pelican: Only $11 Shipped!


In a follow up to my previous post with 15% off and free shipping, you can get these cute Crocs Kids Pelican shoes for only $11! These shoes are specifically designed for toddlers aged 1-3, and with their thin sole, the little babes will feel as though they are barefoot. I'm sure Bubba would appreciate these seeing as how much running around he does every day!

If you want these, hurry! The 15% off discount is only good until midnight (MST).

Crocs: 15% Off and Free Shipping - Tonight!


Crocs have a bad rep, in my opinion. I wore them all through my pregnancies with Bubba and Boo, and they are just so comfortable. The kiddies run around in them all day long, and they have no complaints either! If you're in the mood for some late night shopping, head over to the Crocs website tonight, and get 15% of your total order. This offer ends at 12:00 a.m. (MST).

Also, until the end of July you can enjoy free shipping on all of your purchases. No coupons needed! I definitely plan on getting some for the babies tonight - I have my eyes on these, but I'll have to snoop around a bit more =)
(Thanks Common Sense with Money!)

FREE St. Ives Apricot Scrub Sample


Click here to register for a free sample of St. Ives Apricot Scrub. This sample is only available to the first 13,000 people, and you will need to enter a UPC code. The Freebie Blogger suggested you try 7704310360 =)

Free Book: Read It Forward Program!


Wow, this is an awesome freebie! Random House has launched a new program called Read It Forward where you can receive free copies of new reads. There is one request per email address, and only while supplies last.

The three books that you can choose from are:

Something Missing By Matthew Dicks

The Crying Tree By Naseem Rakha

Where the River Ends By Charles Martin

Thanks Mom Saves Money!

Reminder: Friday Freebies!


The first 250,000 to go here and register will receive a coupon in the mail for a free single-size candy bar courtesy of Mars Chocolate Relief Act. The best part is that you can receive up to 4 per household, so if you enter different email addresses, you can score up to 4 free candy bars! Good luck!


From now until October 23rd, you have a chance to win free lunch for a week by entering the Lean Cuisine Free Lunch Fridays giveaway! There will be 125 winners each week, and those lucky people will receive 7 coupons for Lean Cuisines. Click here for more info and to enter! Good luck!


And don't forget this awesome daily freebie: only 3 more days! You can receive a coupon for a free pint of Starbucks ice cream when you log into your Facebook account and visit the Starbucks Facebook Application to share a pint with a friend. The first 800 people to do this each hour will receive a coupon via snail mail. Starbucks will be giving away 800 coupons every hour, so if you don’t score one on your first try, just try again! This promotion will be ongoing until July 19th. Good luck!


Three Rebates and Full Refunds!


I just recently purchased a bag of Kraft Natural Cheddar Cheese and when I opened it, most of the cheese was stuck to the sides of the bag. It still tasted fine, but I wasn't able to use the full bag since a good amount was stuck. I thought I remembered seeing a Kraft guarantee that if you were not completely satisfied with your product, you could get a full refund. Sure enough, here it is! Now, I would never submit for one of these if I wasn't fully happy, but it is nice to know that companies will stand behind certain products!

Two products that you can get for free with rebate (whether or not you are pleased with it) are:

Tyson Skillet Creations
Print this mail-in rebate and use this $1/1 printable coupon, and this will be a $1 moneymaker!
(Thanks STL Mommy!)

TrueNorth Nut Snacks
Look for specially marked packages of TrueNorth Nut Snacks that have a "Try Me Free" rebate offer, and use this $1/1 printable coupon to get another $1 moneymaker!
(Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!)

Don't forget, with these rebate and full refund offers, you will usually need your original receipt with the purchased item circled, and either a written note of the UPC code, or the UPC itself.

FREE Sample of Vaseline Aloe Fresh Body Lotion!


I was able to score some of this lotion for free at Target, and I absolutely love it! It has such a fresh, cool scent - perfect for summer!

Right now you can click here to get a free sample of Vaseline Aloe Fresh Body Lotion. No membership required, and your sample should arrive in 4-6 weeks =)

Facebook: BumbleBee Tuna Coupon


Tuna is one of our favorite things to eat! It's super easy to make, very healthy, and one of the rare things that Boo and Bubba will always eat. If you become a fan of BumbleeBee Tuna on Facebook, you will then be able to print a $1/2 coupon. With a good sale, you could potentially get 2 cans of tuna for less than $1.
(Thanks Common Sense with Money!)

And if you haven't already, be sure to grab your coupon for a FREE pint of Starbucks ice cream! I was able to send one to myself last week, and I already received it in the mail!

Target: Shoes on Sale!! (Plus a Few More Deals)


I took the kiddies to Target today to take advantage of the Smart Ones and Morningstar deal, but because our store isn't a Super Target, their frozen selection is pretty limited. I did score a few great deals though!

Shoes on Clearance: 20-50% Off

There was a great selection of children's shoes on sale, and quite a few were 50% off their clearance price! I scored a really cute pair of sneaker for Bubba for only $4.24. I was dying to get him a pair that was marked down to $3.20 but his chubby little feet wouldn't fit ;-)

Electrasol Gel Tabs, 20 count: $1.09

We were in desperate need of dish detergent, so I took some coupons with me in the hopes of finding a sale to pair with a coupon. While I was there I saw that the Electrasol Gel Tabs were priced at $3.59, and with a $2.50 MC they only cost $1.09!

Kashi Cereal Bars: $1.39

We were also in need of some snacks for Hubby to take with him for work. He is super busy at work and usually won't eat unless it's something he can eat on-the-go. The Kashi cereal bars were marked down to $2.89, and with a $1.50 printable coupon they only cost $1.39. A little more pricey than what I would normally pay for snacks, but it's important for Hubby to eat at work =)


Minor League Baseball Tickets: BOGO Every Tuesday!


We took the kids to a Lancaster Barnstormers game over the 4th of July weekend, and we had a blast! I was so excited to see this promotion =)

If you bring a Kraft Singles package wrapper to a minor league ballpark box office, you can get one ticket free with the purchase of another ticket! All you need to bring is a wrapper! This offer is good only on Tuesdays until September 1, 2009. The following cities are not eligible: Allentown, Dayton, Indianapolis, Lake Elsinore, Pasco, Portland OR, Reno, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver.

Click here for more info =)
(Thanks Southern Savers!)

Ikea: FREE Breakfast - 7/18 and 7/19!


It's time once again for one of my favorite freebies! Ikea is hosting another one of the FREE breakfasts this Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th). We have gone to these when they were offered before, and the breakfast is actually really yummy! The breakfast includes a cup of coffee, bacon, eggs, and hash browns, all for FREE.

Click here to find an Ikea in your area and to see if they will be participating. The hours are usually 9:00 – 11:00, but it may be a good idea to get the scoop on the hours as well =)

Target: Great Deal on Smart Ones and Morningstar!


I'm going to head over to Target tomorrow to stock up on these great deals!

Weight Watchers Smart Ones - $1.99, buy 10
- (10) $1/1 Target printables
- $4/10 printable
= $5.90 for 10!

*To print the $4/10 coupon, you have to first fill out the form and then check yes for this question: "I'd like to hear about product news and future offers from H.J. Heinz Company, the makers of Weight Watchers Smart Ones."

Morning Star Veggie Patties, 9.5 oz. - $1.64, buy 2
- $2/2 Target printable
- $1/1 printable
= 2/$.28!

(Thanks It's Hip 2 Save!)

Walgreens: $5 off $25 Coupon - 7/16 and 7/17 Only!


Use this coupon to get $5 off your $25 purchase at Walgreens tomorrow and Friday only!
(Thanks Mommy Snacks!)

Arby's Freebie with Soft Drink Purchase!


Don't forget that today is Arby's Freebie Wednesday, and today you will get a free Regular Roast Beef Sandwich with the purchase of a soft drink. Yum!


My Top Ten Printables

It’s been a while since I posted my top 5 so I figured I would double it =) Don’t forget that you can print out two of each coupon by hitting the “back” button.

$.55/1 Sunny D Smoothies – in most grocery stores, this would be doubled to $1.10/1, and would make for some really discounted Sunny D!

$1/1 YoBaby Yogurt – my kids LOVE this yogurt!

$1.50/1 Blue Bunny Dessert Cones, 6 pack – pair this coupon with a sale, and you will have a great deal!

$1.50/1 Tide Stain Release – this product has not yet been released, but look for it near the end of the month

$1/1 Kettle Chips – small bags of Kettle Chips are priced around $1, so you may be able to score a bag for nearly free!

$2/1 8th Continent Soy Milk – the vanilla flavored soy milk is our favorite!
(Thanks It’s Hip to Save!)

$1/1 Honey Nut Cheerios – use this coupon to get free or close to free single cup Honey Nut Cheerios! They are priced close to $1 in most stores =)

$1/1 Mission Plus Tortillas – these tortillas are awesome for a quick roll-up or quesadilla

$1/1 Morningstar Farms Product – I was so glad to find this coupon! I am addicted to their Spicy Black Bean burgers!

Alexia Coupon Booklet – click on the link to request a coupon booklet containing 2 $1/1 coupons, and 1 BOGO coupon. All for free!

Picture People: FREE Portrait Package!


Picture People is offering up a great portrait package available with this printable coupon! Included in the package are 1 8x10, 2 5x7, and 8 wallets, all for FREE! To make this deal even sweeter, there is no sitting fee! This coupon is good until July 25th =)
(Thanks MoneySavingMadness!)

A.M. Cinema: New Releases for $4 - 6!


AMC has a new promotion where you can watch any new release any day of the week for only $4 to $6 depending on the theatre and market! Click here for more info =)
(Thanks Frugal Coupon Living!)

And don't forget about the other great summer movie promotions I posted about here and here!


Printable Coupon Round-Up!

Here are some printable coupons that are currently available for in-store purchases =)

Babies R Us: Save $5 off $25 purchase with this printable coupon. For online purchases, use promotional code - 929329.
(Thanks Baby Cheapskate!)

Giant Food: Save $2 off $5 product purchase with this printable coupon.
(Thanks Coupon Cravings!)

Bath & Body Works: Spend $15 and receive a FREE True Blue Spa Item with this printable coupon.

Rite Aid: Save $5 off $25 purchase with this printable coupon.

Reminder: FREE Mocha at McDonald's Today!


Just a reminder: McDonald’s will be offering a FREE 8 oz. Mocha today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Long John Silver's: FREE Baja Fish Taco - 7/14


Head over to Long John Silver's this Tuesday, July 14th, from open to 2:30 p.m. to get your free Baja Fish Taco! This promotion is only at participating locations, and is limited to one per customer. Click here for more info =)