Friday, July 31, 2009

Dunkin Donuts FREE Sample

Click here for your FREE sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee! Yummy!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Smart Balance Printable Coupons

Click here to print your Smart Balance coupons (milk, cheese, peanut butter, butter, etc).
~ Written by Elizabeth

Consumer Product Praise Is Worth The Time

I love to give feedback to companies (either good or bad) about their products because I hope it helps them make their products better. I had no idea that these companies would actually listen, respond and send me products/coupons in return! I am excited to report to you what has happened to me when I simply told these companies what I thought of specific products.

I have been keeping track of all of the feedback I give and the responses I get back from the manufacturers and here is a short list of what I have found.

  • Tyson - responded with lots of $1/1 coupons for various products

  • Glade - responded with 2 coupons for FREE products

  • Mission Tortillas - responded with 4 coupons for FREE products

  • Duncan Hines - responded with 4 coupons for $.50/1

  • Ziploc - responded with coupons for 2 FREE products plus a box in the mail

  • Kashi - responded with coupons for 2 FREE products plus 5 coupons for $1/1

  • Goldfish - responded with coupons for $.50/4 products

  • Arnold's Bread - responded with 2 coupons for FREE products

  • Boboli - responded with $1/1 coupon

  • Smart Ones - responded with 2 coupons for $.50/1

  • Heinz - responded with 4 coupons for $.50/1

  • Edy's/Dryers Ice Cream - responded with 2 coupons for $.50/1

  • Alexia - responded with lots of coupons

  • Pompeiian Olive Oil - responded with 6 coupons for $1/1 various products

  • Amy's - responded with lots of great coupons

  • Aunt Jemima Syrup - responded with 2 $1/1 coupons

  • Hostess - responded with various coupons

  • Mrs. Freshley's - responded with 4 coupons for FREE products

So all I did was go onto the above company websites and in the "contact us" field, I submitted feedback. In my feedback, I was very specific about which product I was writing about. I did this over a 2-3 week period and chose my very favorite items in my house to rave (or rant) about.

I challenge you to go through your house this weekend and pick your top 5 products. Send consumer feedback for these items and let me know what happens. You may be surprised!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable $1/1 Cascadian Farms Cereal

Click here to print your $1/1 box of Cascadian Farms cereal.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Borders Printable Coupons Through August 2!

Want a great deal on books? Borders has some great printable coupons online that are valid through this Sunday, August 2nd.

Here's what you can get:

  • $10 off hardcover book $35 or more

  • $10 off one computer book or Blue Ray disc

  • $5 off one cookbook, dvdm cd, or history book

  • $2 off one magazine, fiction book, or kids book

  • Buy a bag of coffee and get a FREE medium beverage

This offer is only valid in stores and you must present the coupon. Offer not valid with bargain books or B1G1 deals.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE Homeschooling Program From K12

If you're considering homeschooling or haven't decided on a curriculum, you should check out K-12's K-8 program. They offer tuition-free online public schools in many parts of the country.

If your state offers this program, all curriculum, teaching guides, text books and art/science school supplies are provided free of charge. There is also a state-certified teacher assigned to your children to monitor progress as well as an optional foreign language curriculum.

For more information, click here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

REMINDER: FREE Chocolate Fridays From M&M Mars

Don't forget that it's FREE Chocolate Friday's from M&M Mars. Click here to get yours after 9 a.m. EST on Friday. The first 250,000 people who log on and register will receive their FREE coupons via mail. Limit 4 per household during the period of May 8th - Sep. 25.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Walgreen's Coupon - Valid July 31st Only!

Click here for your printable coupon from Walgreen's for 15% off. This discount and coupon is valid only on July 31st!

~ Written by Elizabeth


Use your CVS extracare card when you make a purchase in August and see what's FREE!!!! The first time you make a purchase in August, a FREEBIE will print at the bottom of your receipt - check it out!

$10 Off $20 Purchase - Smokey Bones Restaurant Printable Coupon

Click here for your printable coupon for $10 off $20 purchase at Smokey Bones. That's reason to eat out!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable Coupon $.55/1 From Mr. Bubble

Click here for your printable $.55/1 Mr. Bubble bubblebath.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable $3/2 Glade Fragrance Collection

Click here to print your $3/2 Glade Fragrance Collection products.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable $2/1 Clean & Clear Morning Burst Products

Introducing the new Morning Burst line from Clean & Clear. The refreshing citrus scent wakes you up as it works with the steam from the shower to gently exfoliate your skin in just one minute.
Click here to get your printable $2 off/1 Clean & Clear Morning Burst product line.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Printable Coupon for $1/3 Smart Ones Flatbreads or Pizza Minis

Click here for your printable coupon for $1/3 Smart Ones Flatbreads or Pizza Minis.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable Coupon for $2/1 Box Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

Click here to get your printable coupon for $2/1 box of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Yummy!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Reminder: 1/2 Price Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory on July 30!

Don't forget that July 30 is National Cheesecake day! Celebrate at Cheesecake Factory by ordering any cheesecake and getting it for 1/2 price. There are 30 different kinds to choose from. Limit one per person and dine-in only.

Click here for details.

Live, love and eat cheesecake!!!

~Written by Elizabeth

Printable Coupon for $1/1 Oreo Cakesters 100 Calorie Packs

Click here for your printable $1/1 Oreo Cakesters 100 calorie packs from Nabisco. My kids love these and they're perfect to take to the pool!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable Couponing 101

If you're new to couponing, it may be overwhelming to figure out where to get all of your coupons. There are some great resources online to print coupons each week. I generally print 50 coupons each week online and it's probably half of my savings at the grocery store.
I have listed my favorite ones below. Click the links below and be sure to bookmark these and check them every week.

Target Coupon Generator - you will have to register with A Full Cup to use this but it's worth it and totally FREE

General tips:

  • Printable coupons are considered manufacturer coupons and are completely valid at grocery stores, drug stores and mass-merchants (like Target and Wal-mart).
  • Each of the sites listed above are completely trusted sites and ones that I use every week!
  • The rule with printable coupons is that it must contain a bar code and website/physical address of the manufacturer.
  • Most of these sites allow you to print each coupon twice in a given period. The periods differ by site - some are 2 weeks and some are 4 weeks.
  • These sites reset with new coupons at the beginning of the month. Since we're at the end of the month now, you should plan to log on to these sites, grab coupons now and then go back after the beginning of the month and do it again!
  • You can enter your zipcode on the site (in the correct area) and it will bring up coupons just for your area.
  • You can also sign up for email newsletters from some of these sites that allow you to get emails when the coupons change.

~ Written by Elizabeth

SnackPicks Printable Coupons From Kellogg's

Kellogg's has a new website called SnackPicks and it is filled with snack ideas, product news, promotions and my favorite - printable coupons.

Right now, they have the following printable coupons:

  • $.75/1 Keebler Graham Cracker Sandwich Bites

  • $.75/1 Sunshine Cheez-It Whole Grain Crackers

  • $1/2 Keebler Club Crackers

  • $1/1 Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars

SnackPicks also features a panel of active mom bloggers from all over the nation who share their knowledge, interests, and creative ideas with you. They want to be the busy mom's resource for yummy recipes and helpful tips for planning quality family time and get-togethers. Sign up now!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable Coupon for 30% Off at Gap, Old Navy and Banan Republic - July 30 - August 2

Ready for some back to school shopping - with 30% off?! Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta are having a 4-day sale (July 30 - August 2) where you can save 30% off!
Click here for your printable coupon and enjoy the savings!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Product Review For Tyson Skillet Creations

I tried the new Tyson's Skillet Creations tonight - the Asian Style Orange Chicken. It was very tasty and I really liked the sauce, veggies and pasta. The chicken was not all white meat and some of it was not tender. My final verdict is that I would try another flavor but probably would not buy this one again.

Of course I got a deal on it - I used the $1/1 printable coupon and it was on sale so my final price was $4 at Wal-Mart.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Appetizer From Houlihan's

Click here to join the Houlihan's email club and receive a FREE appetizer via email. Also, receive specials throughout the year, including $$$ off meals and a FREE meal on your birthday.

~ Written by Elizabeth

REMINDER: All You Magazine 2 Yrs For $15.95!! PLUS... Chance to Win a Subscription!

Just a reminder that the All You magazine promotion will be ending on July 31. Here's your chance to buy this great magazine for $15.95 - for a 2 year subscription!! That is a very thrifty price since it's $3/an issue at the store and $2/an issue if you subscribe. Plus, the price of this magazine will be going up in August, so now is the time to lock into a great rate!

To buy this magazine, click here. You will be able to purchase this magazine on-line or via phone and be sure to choose "The Thrifty Divas" as the hostess when you check out. If you have any questions about the ordering process, you can contact Diane at 813-758-1681.

Don't forget to order by July 31 to take advantage of the special rate!

PLUS..... The Thrifty Divas will be giving away a FREE 2 -year subscription to one of our lucky readers who subscribes to All You magazine. We will announce the lucky reader who won the subscription by August 4. To win or be eligible, you must subscribe to this magazine through the above link by July 31 and choose "The Thrifty Divas" as the hostess.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Tuesday's Thrifty Tips

Here are this week's thrifty tips to save you time and money:
  • Squeeze all you can out of the tube! Whether it's toothpaste, shampoo or sunscreen - be sure you are using all of the product in the tube to get your money's worth. Personally, I cut the end off and squeeze from the opposite end when it's almost empty. This allows me to get at least another 5-10 uses from the tube.

  • Skip the paper towels! As a mother of 2 young boys, I am cleaning up spills and messes all the time!!! But, to be honest, paper towels are very expensive when we use them for every little mess. We've made a concentrated effort to use towels we can throw in the laundry and it has saved some money. I still keep paper towels on hand but I am not buying them as often as I used to!

  • Set your printer on "economy setting". I didn't even know this existed until a friend of mine told me she printed alot of coupons (like I do) and she hardly has to replace her ink. I asked her secret and she said she uses the "economy setting" on her printer. To find out more about it, click here for an informative video.

  • Use dryer sheets more than once. I generally use them 2-3 times before I toss them. I know people who cut them in half but that seems too time consuming for me.

  • Freeze it! Store your extra hotdog and/or hamburger buns in the freezer instead of throwing them away. I always have leftover buns and this is a great tip to save money. I simply take them out 2-3 hours before I need them and thaw at room temperature.

  • Reuse baggies. I wash mine out and reuse them. I definitely get my money's worth from a box of baggies!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Printable Coupon for Pompeian Olive Oil or Vinegar

Click here for your printable coupons for Pompeian Olive Oil and/or Vinegars.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Save $5 at Hair Cuttery

Do your kids need a hair cut? Take advantage of these savings just in time for back to school! Click here for your printable coupon for $5 off at Hair Cuttery. Offer expires 8/22/09.

Click here for a list of locations.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Kraft Printable Coupons

Click here to get some Kraft coupons for:

  • $1/1 Kraft Shredded Cheese - remember this is eligible for the Publix Kraft rebate.
  • $1.50/1 Kraft Salad Dressing - this will be FREE at Wal-Mart this week.
  • $1/1 Oscar Meyer Hotdogs

Hurry, these will go fast!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Bare Minerals 10-Day Trial Hydrating Mineral Veil

Go to Ulta this week and receive a FREE 10-day trail of the new Hydrating Mineral Veil, while supplies last. Click here to see Ulta's weekly ad.
~ Written by Elizabeth

Monday, July 27, 2009

FREE - Week of Tuition at Kindercare Learning Centers

Click here to receive a FREE week of tuition at Kindercare Learning Centers when you enroll your child for the fall.
~ Written by Elizabeth

7 FREE Items From Ace Harware After Rebate

If you have an Ace Hardware nearby, you should take advantage of their rebate and get 7 items FREE! Click here to print your rebate form. You must make your purchase by 7/31.

Here are 7 items that will be completely FREE after the rebate:

  • Blue Magic Stain & Spot Lifter

  • Blue Magic Foam Upholstery Cleaner

  • Blue Magic Heavy Foam Carpet Cleaner

  • Blue Magic Upholstery Stain & Spot Lifter

  • Polyseamseal White Caulk

  • Totally Green G-Glass Organic Glass Cleaner

  • Totally Green G-Wash Car Wash (64 oz)

Thanks to FrugalGirls for this information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Samples from Luna

Click here to sign up for the Luna newsletter and you'll get emailed coupons and new flavor samples! Yummy, I love this brand!
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Sample of LaCoste Perfume

Click here to get your FREE sample from LaCoste perfumes. There are many to choose from.
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Samples from Proctor & Gamble

Click here to get samples from Proctor and Gamble. You can request samples every 3 months so be sure to bookmark this one. Their samples change often. I have gotten some great stuff from being a member and logging in to see what their current samples are. Plus, you always get coupons in the mail for being a member.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE Stuff - For Being a Girl!

Click here to sign up to get your FREE sample kit from Being a Girl. Included in the kit are: 2 Tampax Pearl Tampons, 1 Always Infinity Maxi Pad, 2 Always Panty Liners, and 1 Always Femine Wipe. Thanks to FreeStuff4Free for this one!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Breyer's Yogurt With Printable Coupon

Click here for your printable $1/2 Breyer's products coupons - valid for the new Breyer's yogurt. You'll be able to get these for FREE in most stores! And it looks like there are lots of yummy flavors in which to choose!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rite Aid Save $5/$25 and Rite Aid Deals For Week okf 7/26

Click here for a printable Rite Aid $5/$25 coupon, which expires 8/31.

Go here for the list of Rite Aid deals for the week of 7/26. Thanks to SavingandGiving for the information!!!
~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Printable Toothbrushing Chart

Click here for a FREE printable toothbrushing chart from Orajel. It has Thomas the Train on it and is a great way to start your toddler off brushing his/her teeth.

~ Written by Elizabeth

$1 Printable Coupon For Laura's Lean Ground Beef

Click here to sign up for your printable coupon for $1.00 off Laura's Lean Ground Beef. This is a great coupon find!
~ Written by Elizabeth

Saturday, July 25, 2009

CVS - Deals Week of 7/26

Go here for the CVS deals for the week of 7/26. Thanks to ForTheMommas for the information!

~ Written by Elizabeth

KFC Grilled Chicken - Update on FREE Meal

Remember the KFC FREE Meal Deal that was announced in early May? We got our KFC FREE Grilled Chicken Meal vouchers a few weeks ago, which were valid for July 20 - August 3. We used them tonight for our "Saturday night" dinner at home, which worked out great since we were at the pool all afternoon and I didn't want to cook.

I admit that I was frustrated with the initial marketing of the FREE meal deal - they announced they had FREE meals for everyone and 2 days later they told everyone that they ran out and they would have to get rain checks!

But I admit that the transaction tonight was very easy, painless and actually pleasant. And..... the food was excellent! The new grilled chicken was very tasty and moist! They package the meal in a nice box that is easy to eat from and my kids loved the mac n cheese! I highly recommend trying the new KFC grilled chicken meal - for about $7 it is a great deal!

Kuddos to KFC for following through with the FREE meal and for it being so good!!!

K-Mart Doubling Coupons in Florida - August 16-22!

Great news! I just emailed my contact at K-Mart to see if the rumor was true and it is! They are doubling coupons again in August! The dates are August 16-22.

I've seen alot of buzz online already about the event and it seems that most K-Mart's in the U.S. are participating during these dates. I suggest you call your local K-Mart to make sure.

Start saving those coupons!

Here are the details of the promotion:

  • Super Double Manufacturer Coupons Up to $2.00 with purchase of $25 or more in grocery & drugstore merchandise.

  • Dates of promotion: August 16-22

  • Participating stores only.

  • Amount of credit from doubling a coupon cannot exceed the current retail price of a single item.

  • No cash or in-store purchase credit will be awarded for any amount exceeding the retail price of the item.

  • Limit 1 coupon for each item purchased.

  • Only 1 coupon will be doubled per item.

  • You may only purchase 4 of the same item using double coupons.

  • Excludes Buy One, Get One offers, Kmart Savings coupons and Kmart Store coupons.

  • Coupons do not apply to sales tax.

  • Limit 10 coupons per customer per day.

  • Offer excludes products prohibited by law, including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medication.

  • Not valid on non-merchandise, federal or state regulated items, prior purchases, Lands’ End, Sears merchandise rung on Sears registers within Kmart and

  • In the event of a return, coupon savings may be deducted from the refund.

  • Exclusions apply.

  • Please see store associate for details.

  • Sears Holdings (Kmart) reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time.

  • Grocery and drugstore items include : all food items, health & beauty, baby diapers, household cleaning supplies, pet foods, detergents, paper goods, shampoos and other beauty items, over the counter medicines such as : Tylenol, aspirin, etc. 10 coupons, per day, per customer may be doubled.

  • Additional coupons will be honored, just not doubled.

  • Customer should choose which 10 they would like doubled.....$25 threshold is BEFORE coupon redemption

This promotion is valid at most K-Mart stores. If you want a list of stores, please contact K-Mart and they will email it to you.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Sample of True Delights

The free sample of Quaker True Delights is available again. I'd already requested one some months ago, but was able to request another. Click here to sign up for your free sample.

Also, there's a new $1/1 coupon available here.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Sample of Total's New Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal

Click here to get your FREE sample of Total's New Blueberry Pomegranate cereal. Yummy! Also, you can print a $.75/1 box of Total cereal here.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Friday, July 24, 2009

1/2 Price Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory July 30!

Did you know National Cheesecake Day is July 30, 2009? You can celebrate this yummy holiday by visiting The Cheesecake Factory and get any slice of cheesecake for half price! Get the details here.
There are 30 varieties to choose from! Offer limited to one slice of cheesecake per person, dine-in only.
The Cheesecake Factory is also taking this opportunity to introduce a new flavor, Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake. For every slice sold over the next year, they'll donate 25¢ to Feeding America, a national hunger-relief charity.
Thanks to SavvyMomFinds for this yummy deal!

FREE - Sample of Gain with Frebreeze

Click here to get your FREE sample of Gain with Febreeze. Also sign up for the "I Love Gain" club and get updates via email and valuable coupons.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Thursday, July 23, 2009

$.55/1 Famous Amos Cookie Printable Coupon

Click here for your $0.55/1 Famous Amos cookie coupon.

~ Written by Elizabeth

Save 30% at Stein Mart!

Looking for a great deal on brand name and designer label clothing?
Click here for your printable coupon for Stein Mart 30% OFF All Red Dot Merchandise - expires 7/26.
~ Written by Elizabeth

$1/1 Dreamfield's Pasta Printable Coupon

Click here to get your $1/1 box printable coupon for Dreamfield's pasta.

~ Written by Elizabeth

$30 Benihana Gift Certificate For Your Birthday!

Here's a great birthday treat .... a $30 gift certificate from Benihana's! Click here to register for the Benihana Chef's Table (birthday club).

Click here to find locations of Benihana near you.

Thanks to FrugalGirls for this fabulous find!

~ Written by Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Degree Printable Coupons

There are two new printables available from Degree:

Thanks to ForTheMamas for the links!

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - 10-Day Supply of Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair July 23rd 5pm-9pm

Try Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair for FREE!

On Thursday, July 23rd from 5 pm - 9 pm, visit an Estee Lauder's make-up counter to get your FREE 10-day supply of this amazing cream. Click here for more details and to view Estee Lauder's advertisement.

~ Written by Elizabeth

FREE - Texas Roadhouse Appetizer

Click here for your Texas Roadhouse printable coupon for a "Free Baby Blossom Appetizer" – with purchase of any entree. Hurry, the offer expires 7/30!

~ Written by Elizabeth