Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kohl's Awesomeness

 I got a dress and top for just 17% retail! 

They have TONS of clearance options, and if you want to score deals like mine follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up for Shop at Home
  2. Search "Kohl's" and click "Shop Now" to earn 5% cash back
  3. Use code NEXTORDER20 or JINGLE2078 to get 20% off. 
  4. To score free shipping on ANY size order use JINGLEFR42, or if you are using your Kohl's charge you can  use code GIFT4KC! (you may use up to 2 codes per order)(for savings codes go to Retailmenot.com)
 I shopped maternity clearance b/c that is what I need right now and I don't want to pay big $$ for a temporary wardrobe!  Here is what I was able to snag:

In the end, the dress cost $8.19, the top cost $9.60,
and the 5% cash back took care of all but a few cents of the tax.
Way better than paying the original $104 plus tax, plus shipping! :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Winning Week!

YAY for sweepstakes!
This week I have won even more fabulous prizes! 

  •  A $100 Safeway (grocery) gift card, from their Thanksgiving "Lol Turkey Sweepstakes"

"CONGRATULATIONS! We have exciting news for you! 
Your entry in the Safeway Facebook LOL Turkey Sweepstakes has been selected as a Prize winner!  
 It is our pleasure to inform you that you have won: A $100 Safeway Gift Card."

Monday, December 19, 2011

Intense Goodie Grabbing!

So my head is still reeling from the intense contesting I did today!  As crazy as it was, I say it was totally worth it!  Holiday sweeps are at their peak and I want in on as much as I can!!!  Here is how I have been doing this week...

  • $10 Amazon GC for completeing a Keynote survey
  • $10 credit to Yardsellr (get $5 for clicking the link!) = FREE Owl Earrings
  • $5 Amazon GC with Swagbucks
  • $20 Amex card with Serve.com
  • $50 Starbucks GC from Dr. Oz 12 days of Christmas
  • 2 Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer Complex Deluxe Samples ($30 value)
  • 1 Comfort Revolution Hydraluxe Gel Pillow (value $70) from Dr. Oz 12 days of Christmas

And, of course lots of little goodies in my mailbox too!  Not too shabby... Merry Christmas to us!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FREE Holiday Cookies!

I applied online last month, and last week I got this:

"Congratulations - you were chosen to host one of 1,000 Cookie Exchange Parties sponsored by HERSHEY®'S and Betty Crocker this holiday season! We hope you are looking forward to your party this December.

To help you start planning, we're sending you a party pack with all the necessities to throw the ultimate cookie exchange."

Today I got this:
Your party pack includes:
  • HERSHEY®'S and Betty Crocker baking staples to help create Chocolate Snowball and Peanut Butter Blossom cookies for your cookie exchange
  • Recipe cards for guests to create their very own holiday cookie recipe book (for 15 guests)
  • Custom bakery boxes for your guests to take home their favorite cookies from the exchange (for 15 guests)
  • A HERSHEY®'S and Betty Crocker apron as a thank you for hosting

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baby Birdie :)

So obviously I have shifted gears, and posting daily deals and mail goodies has taken a back seat to  "baby on the brain"!  You probabbly won't see much of the little stuff anymore, but I will still try to post my best deals.

Here are some of the new baby deals I have already found:

Pampers Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Jumbo Pack
Size:  Size 1
# of Diapers:  40, $11.99 ea
                         Qty 3 $35.97
Order Summary
Item Subtotal$35.97
Shipping Learn more $2.99
Tax $0.00
Promotional Discount $30.00
(Plum District: $15 for $30 at Diapers.com)
Final price = $23.96 for 120 diapers!

Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Diapers Stage 1 -- 44 Diapers
Qty 1
Order Summary
        Order Subtotal: $11.00
        Total Promo Savings: - $10.00 
        Sales Tax: $0.00
          Shipping: $4.99
             Order Total: $5.99

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lights, Camera, Sweet Deal!

We have been wanting a camcorder for a while now, and with baby on the way we figured no time like the present!  We knew the quality we wanted, but weren't willing to pay the hefty price... 

Here is how we scored an awesome deal on our new toy!

Sony HD Camcorder: Reg $399.99
SD Memory Card: Reg $62.99
Extra Battery: Reg $59.99
Shutterfly 8x8 Photo Book (x2): Reg $19.99 each
Reg retail total (incl 9.1% tax)= $614.17

Our Deal:
Sony HD Camcorder: Open box price of $314.99 
(marked down from an old sale price of $349.99!)
SD Memory Card: Sale $34.99
Extra Battery: Priced wrong on shelf $49.99
Shutterfly 8x8 Photo Book (x2): FREE promo!
- Used 2 $25 AMEX GC (FREE from FedEx FB promo)
-Used 1 $200 AMEX GC (FREE from hubby's stargazing perk)
Our out of pocket total (incl 9.1% tax)= $186.37

WE SAVED $427.80 (70%)!!!

Now THAT is more like it!

Party in my mailbox! :D

- Nescafe Taster's Choice Sampler (x2) (FB promo)
- Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase skincare sample (sorry I forgot where from!)
- Jergens sample w/coupon (Redbook magazine)
- The truly Awesome Bzz kit w/coupons and 2 FREE boxes (Bzz Agent)

- Purina coupons ALL for FREE PRODUCTS! (plus 1 extra coupon)
(the best one is for a FREE  Breeze Litter System valued at $50!) (Purina.com promo (over))
- Neil Med Sinus Rinse kit (NeilMed promo)
- Better Than Boullion (FB promo)
- Credit card magnetic strip protectors* (1SaleaDay)
(*free, but these were not what was pictured when I ordered :( )
Simply Escada sample* card (*also free, but lame)

- Private Selection Bzz kit w/coupons for FREE appetizer, 
pizza, and 
an oven mitt, and giveaway coupons (Bzz Agent)
- 10 FREE personalized Christmas cards w/custom envelopes (mypublisher.com)
- Garnier Fructis sample (Walmart.com)
- Enfamil "Welcome" card (samples come next)

Staples... that really was easy!

Deal I got with Staples Rewards (11/16):

Item 1                                                               Qty.     Subtotal
GLASS CLNR 32OZ W/SPRAY T       2         $7.98
Item No.: 807728 Price: $3.99/each
Expected Delivery: 11/18/2011 by UPS

Item 2                                                                  Qty.  Subtotal
BATH TISSUE 12 2PLY DOUBL          3 $31.47
Item No.: 634219 Price: $10.49/each
Expected Delivery: 11/18/2011 by UPS
Subtotal: $39.45
Delivery: FREE
Coupon1: -$10.00
Coupon2: -$10.00
Coupon3: -$18.00
Tax: $0.14

Total: $1.59

And, it arrived the NEXT DAY (11/17)! WOW!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Specials!

Today I got my Thanksgiving shopping done early at Fry's and scored some hot deals!

Thanksgiving Specials :)

  • 5lb Idaho Potatoes: Reg $2.89, Sale $0.59
  • Kroger Canola Oil Spray: Reg $2.16, Sale $1.67, store coup $0.40/1 = $1.27
  • Reddi Whip: Reg $2.99, Sale $2.50, mfg coup $0.50/1 = $1.50
  • 2 OceanSpray Cranberry Sauce: Reg $1.99, Sale $1, mfg coup $0.50/2 = $0.50 each
  • 3 Stove Top Stuffing: Reg $2.79, Sale $1, mfg coup* $1/2 = 3 for $2  (*on the inside of the box! I actually tore it out of the box at the register!)
  • 2 Nestle Chocolate Caramel Hot Cocoa: Reg $2.99, Sale $2.69, mfg coup $0.55/1 (x2) = $1.69 each
  • Idahoan Scalloped Potatoes: Reg $2.19, Sale $1, mfg coup $1/1 = FREE
  • French's FF Onions: Reg $4.99, Sale $2.99, mfg coup $0.25/1 = $1.99
  • Campbell's Cream of Mushroom: Reg $1.49, Sale $1
  • 2 Kroger Green Beans and 2 Kroger Golden Corn: Reg $0.73, Sale 2/$1
  • 2 Carnation Fat Free Condensed Milk: Reg $1.79, Sale $1.25, mfg coup $0.50/2 = $0.75 each
  • 1 Kroger Pumpkin Pie: Reg $4.49, Sale $2.98
  • 1 Marie Calendar's Dutch Apple Pie: Reg $8.79, Sale $3.99, mfg coup $1/1 = $2.99
Total Before Sales and Coupons:  $57.61
My Total: $21.20
Savings of  62%


BONUS: Hubby gets a FREE turkey from work every year!!!

Good Mail Day!


Jet-Dry sample and coupon (FB promo)
Fiber Choice sample and coupon
Barista K-Cup coffee sampler
Two $25 Pre-paid Amex cards!!! 
(FedEx Small Business FB promo, over)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gotta love FB promos!

Just got this in my email today!  I thought I didn't get one since I never got an email from them right after the [Facebook] promo.  So awesome!

We've just completed the final phase of shipping for the Better Than Bouillon jar giveaway. That means that your jar is on its way! We know you've been waiting for a while, and for that we apologize. We've been just as eager to get these out to you as you have been about getting your free jar. But rest assured, you'll have your sample soon. Your patience is very much appreciated and we hope that you enjoy your free jar. Let us know what wonderful masterpieces you create!

Happy Cooking,
The Better Than Bouillon Team

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mail Goodies

Look what's arrived in my mailbox this week!

2 FREE Target Beauty Bags stuffed w/samples (Target.com samples)
Crest and Head & Shoulders samples from P&G brand sampler (online offers)

Bacardi Oakheart Challenge (FB)

FREE Kettle Chips coupon (FB promo, over)
Playtex Sport sample (Walmart.com samples)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Slacker's Mail Call Catch-Up!

LOL, I didn't realize I missed posting all these until today!
Let's get caught up:

WWF Tote (Free gift w/donation  )
Olay ProX Deluxe Sample
Infusium Sample and coupon
Rebate check for FREE Febreeze Warmer

Free Ringer Sizer from Blue Nile (
Shop at Home)

4lb FEEE Gourmet Coffee (
Lot18, < CLICK HERE)
Colgate Wisps (Daily Steals)
Kleenex Cool touch & coupon (Kleenx, STILL LIVE)
Rachel Ray Nutrish pet food sample & coupon

$10 Prepaid Visa (Cars 2 promo, over)
Fry's coupons (direct mail for Fry's VIP cardholders)
Breathe Right Advanced sample (STILL AVAILABLE)
FREE Phone Scratch Guard cover (1SaleaDay)
FREE Tai Pei Entree Coupon (FB promo, over)

Zumba 2 House Party Pack!!! (HouseParty.com)

Toothpaste samples (Walmart.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Goodie Round-Up!

Freebies I have received in the mail lately:
  • "Where's The Beef" T-shirt (Wendy's promo, over)
  • Huggies Snug & Dry (Sam's Club, no membership required, STILL LIVE!)
  • Origins Plantscriptions (FB promo, rotating promos)
  • Post-it sample packet (post-it.com
  • Platex Gentle Glide (Playtex promo, over)
  • Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein Blend (FB promo, over)
  • $2.99 Rebate from Carmex = FREE Carmex! (CVS promo, STILL LIVE!)
  • Coupon for FREE Bayer (Bayer Speed Share, over)
  • FREE B-Day Greeting Card w/envelope                                              (cardsdirect.com, promo over, but other deals available)
  • Bath & Body coupons (direct mail)
  • rougue "magazine" & coupons (P&G mailer)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Scary good makeup deal!

Woo Hoo!  I scored a $170 makeup kit for just $11!!!  

Here's how to score a spooktacular deal!:

1. Sign up at PlumDistrict (<-- Go through this link to get $5 FREE!)

2. Select deal "$45 for the All Over Eyes and Face Kit from Bellàpierre - a $170 Value" and click "Make it Mine"

3. Enter promo code "spooky30" to get 30% OFF! (good today only)
(Your total will be $28 unless you have additional Plum dollars.  I had some banked, therefore my total was less) $0 Tax, $0 Shipping!!!

4. Checkout, then follow instructions and go redeem your custom certificate code on Bellàpierre website.

5. Enjoy!

My final Bellàpierre checkout looked like this:
Item All over Eyes and Face kit Sku AOEFK-MF002-MB002-SP001-SP0621 Qty 1 Subtotal $169.99
Mineral Foundation
Mineral Blush
Autumn Glow
Shimmer Powder - 1
Shimmer Powder - 2
Tin Man
                                                                                                       Subtotal $169.99 
                                                                                                       Shipping & Handling $0.00
                                                                                                       Discount (7xxxx0)-$169.99
                                                                                                       Tax $0.00
                                                                                                       Grand Total $0.00

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Online Shopping Success!

Awesome savings at Soap.com! :D 

QtyDescriptionItem PriceDiscountSubtotalEstimated Delivery
1Annies Homegrown Berry Patch Organic Fruit Snacks, 24.8 oz$1.71$0.88$0.83Wednesday, November 02
3Annie Chun's Pad Thai Sauce, 9.7 oz, 2 pk$7.99$11.53$12.44Wednesday, November 02

Order Summary
Shipping fee:$0
Manu. Coupon:$1.60

Discount & Coupon Breakdown: 
(codes still good on grocery thru 11/5!!! 
Plus look for bonus coupons on items!)

» $10 off code: GROCERYDC1
» 10% off Grocery code: GROCERYEMAIL3
Order Subtotal
Shipping Learn more
Credits What's This?
Gift Certificates

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I left my coupons at home and managed to save 63%!

Today I went out and decided I was only going to one place to use one specific coupon.  I did not feel like toting around my binder since this was just a retail trip and I figured I'd take only the coupon I needed. This was the $15/$15 Lane Bryant coupon my mom sent me.  I convinced myself it would be fine, and headed out. I had an appointment first, and while there I realized, "I really do need a FEW things for our trip to L.A. this weekend. I think I have another coupon for LB in my BINDER! Crap! What if I go to the store and need the other one too?!"  Now you may think, "What's the problem? Just go home and get it."  Easier said than done... my appointment is 1/2 hr N from home, the store is 10mins W from there, and home is 20mins S of the store! So going home for a coupon I might have then going back to the store is just a little inconvenient.

When I got to the store I asked if there was a $25/$75 coup out right now (that would have been the one at home).  The cashier said there was and I explained my situation.  She said they had an extra one at the store I could use if I got to $75... score! Also, if you sign up for the store charge card you get a bonus 20% more off this week instead of just 15% (plus you earn points for gift checks)!  I wasn't sure if I had one already, but I kept this in mind for checkout.

So now I had the opportunity to use both and get up to $40 in FREE bonus clothes! I browsed the clearance rack to try and score a freebie w/the $15/$15, but I really needed jeans.  Lucky for me they were on sale this week and I found a pair I liked. They were $29.99 on sale from $59.99.  I took one more look around and found a top on clearance for $29.99 marked down from $49.95.  This was WAY more than i would normally pay for clearance, but it was perfect for this trip. Darn-it! Now, if I am gonna spend $60 I might as well "spend" $15 more and bring my total down to $50. So all I could find that was suitable was a top for $54.95 and not on sale :(  Naturally, when I tried it on, it looked fabulous.  So I'm thinking great, here's what I'll do: two shirts w/$25 coup; jeans w/$15 coup.  Then one of the girls tells me the jeans look too BIG! While this is welcome news, they are the ONLY pair in petite near my size and are a great price... but I'm going to L.A., gotta look good.  I try on the next size down and they fit perfectly, just way too long and $10 more, sigh.  While I could hem them, I would rather get what I'm paying for right from the store.  We call a store I will be near tomorrow and they have them in petite! Horray! They put them aside for me and I go on to buy the 2 shirts and save my $15 coup for later.

At the register the girl checks to see if I have a store charge, I couldn't remember. I did, but not anymore, so I re-signed up.  They were super nice and helped me with everything.  She rang up the $25 coup then my extra 20% and brought the total down to $46.86 from $114.45 (59%)*!  Since I was getting the extra 20% off I decided to go pick up my jeans today.  I drove 15 more mins N to the mall.  They had my jeans and on sale for $39.99, but the manager was giving me a hard time about the 20%. She said it is only on your FIRST purchase, not any purchases made same day.  She offered to give me $15 off instead of $8 (the 20%) and I was fine with that if I could still use my coup, but she was trying to use the same coupon to do that and you can't use 2.  I asked if there was a corporate #, and argued that I took the time to come all the way over here b/c I was told I would get the 20%, and that that plus my coupon would be $23 NOT $15, big difference...  She managed to find a way to make it work ;) My total was brought down to $21.81 from $65.45 (66%)*!  Then I was able to pay my charge off right there at the store, so no card balance looming but I still got the benefit!
*(my math includes tax)