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!) ( 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 (
- Garnier Fructis sample (
- 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 ( 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 ( 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!!! (

Toothpaste samples (

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 (
  • 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                                              (, promo over, but other deals available)
  • Bath & Body coupons (direct mail)
  • rougue "magazine" & coupons (P&G mailer)