Thursday, May 28, 2009

Check out my new shirt!

My new favorite shirt:
This shirt was FREE compliments of Vista Print. All I paid was for the shipping, which was around $5. I can't wait to wear it out shopping! I'm thinking of having some made for hubby's charter fishing business as well.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Be a Smart Shopper--part II

I recently posted about what items you can save on during certain months of the year, but here are some items that you can save on throughout the year.



Airline tickets—Check for the best deals on Wednesday morning, when sites post their new deals


CDs/DVDs—New releases come out on Tuesdays, and many stores offer a discounted price during that first week


Groceries—Try to hit the store in the early morning, or late evening when the crowds are smaller. Avoid lunchtime and from 430-630p when people are grabbing things for dinner while on their way home from work. Also, go early in the week to get sale items before they run out of stock.


Movie tickets—Go before 5p to get matinee pricing.


Jewelry—Avoid peak selling seasons of Valentines Day & Mother’s Day.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Be a smart shopper

Do you know when certain items go on sale throughout the year? This post will offer some guidance as to when to buy that big ticket item you've been eyeing.

January
HDTVs--These normally go on sale right before the SuperBowl, but also in March & December.
Fitness equipment--Companies are trying to cash in on those New Years resolutions that people make, vowing to loose weight.

February
Electronics--New models of MP3 players, DVD players & digital cameras are announced, so it's time to snatch up the "old" model.
Fragrances--Be on the look out for Valentine's Day mark downs.
Humidifiers

April
Digital cameras--Sales are targeting those heading out on Spring Break trips.
Warm weather clothes--Warm weather is just around the corner, so check out sales to give your wardrobe a jump-start.

May
Athletic apparel
Cookware
Picnic supplies, Outdoor furniture, Pantry staples--It's National BBQ month, and items to get you grilling are on sale now!

June
Swimsuits
Lingerie--Victoria Secret has their Semi-Annual sale this month.
Tools--Especially for dads & grads.
Dairy--This month is Dairy Month.

July
Monthly gym memberships

August
Camping equipment--For those Labor Day excursions
Air conditioners
Lawn mowers
Yard equipment

September
Cars--New models come out this month, so current year models are discounted to make way for the newer models.
Perennials, shrubs, trees
Bikes

October
Grills
Auto supplies--It's Fall Car Care Month
Appliances & vacuums--New models are coming out
Winter gear

November
Stereos
TVs
Clothing
Wedding dresses-It's off season for wedding, and many places are cleaning out their inventory to make way for next season's dresses.
Don't forget Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals on just about everything imaginable!

December
Toys
Electronics
New model cars--Everyone wants to haggle to meet those end of the year sales goals, so now is a prime time to get a deal.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rite Aid deals 5/24-5/30/09

After a good week last week, doesn't look too spectacular this week.

Maybelline cosmetics are BOGO, with an additional SCR up to $5. Certainly there are coupons out there for these items.

Dove body mist/ultimate clear deoderant
$3.99 - $2 SCR = $1.99 - $2 manu = FREE

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Victoria Secret sale!

Have you heard that Victoria Secret is having a sale?! You can get 10 pairs of panties for $25, which is like buying 5 & getting 5 free. When I was in there the other day, the sign said until gone, which won't be long at all with the way people were snatching them up. Hurry up, what are you waiting for, get shopping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Walgreens $5/25 (5/20-/21 only!)

Go here to print a coupon good for $5 off your order of $25 or more (after all other coupons have been scanned). Hurry though, it's only valid for 2 days. Valid in store and online.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rite Aid "double dip" rebate items

Alaway eye drops
#31 up to $7.99 good only 5/17-5/23/09
#500

Zyrtec
#15 $2
#500
#50
also counts towards Zyrtec rewards

Minidrops eye therapy
#30 up to $6.49
#500

Tylenol
#50
#62

St Joseph aspirin
#50
#62

Benadryl
#500
#50

Huggies
#800
#35 $2

Colgate
#125 $1
#700

Claritin
#48 $3
#49 $2
#500

Sudafed
#500
#50

Johnson & Johnson
#22 up to $3
#28 $5
#50

Rite Aid deals 5/17-5/23/09

Finally, a GOOD week at Rite Aid!

Bayer Aspirin Quick Release Crystals
$3.99 - $3.99 SCR = FREE
Use this $1.50 IP to make it a money maker!

Alaway eye drops
$7.99 - $7.99 SCR = FREE
Use this $4 IP to make it a money maker!

Wound Wash Saline
$5.49 - $5.49 SCR = FREE

Suave Invisible Solid
$2 - $1.50 SCR = 50c - 75c manuf = FREE (money maker!)

Edge/Skintimate
$1.74 - 75cmanuf = 99c

Right Guard/Dry Idea Clinical
$5.99 - $5 SCR = 99c - $1 manuf = FREE

Huggies
$13.99 - $2 SCR = $11.99
Submit for 75c Caregivers Marketplace rebate = $11.24
Counts towards voucher for FREE Huggies (B5G1 FREE) through SCR program

L'Oreal Color Spa Moisture Actif Hair color
$4.99 - $3 manuf = $1.99

Clairol Natural Instincts/Nice n Easy Gray Solutions
$7.99 - $2 in ad coupon = $5.99 - $2 manuf = $3.99

L'Oreal Preference hair color
2/$17 - $5/2 in ad coupon = 2/$12 - $2/2 manuf coupon = 2/$10

Kraft BBQ sauce
99c - $1 IP = FREE

There are also LOTS of items that allow you to "double dip" for SCR offers when they're purchased. See this post for those items.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Attention All You subscribers

From ALL YOU editor, Clare McHugh:

Last month a few ALL YOU subscribers wrote to me to say how unhappy they were that more coupons appeared in the newsstand version of the magazine than in the copy they received in their mailbox. I agreed—as did my colleagues—that this was not ideal. Subscribers are our loyal customers and we certainly don’t want them to feel short-changed. We are currently reviewing our policies about accepting coupon advertising, with a goal of more closely aligning the coupon value in our newsstand and subscriber editions. Because we work several months in advance, however, the newsstand edition of the June issue includes an extra booklet with $12.50 worth of coupons. The two editions are otherwise the same in terms of coupon value.

If you are a subscriber and you would like to receive this booklet you can email subsvcs@allyou.customersvc.com.
Please include in your e-mail:
1) Your account number, found on the mailing label just above your name and address. It is nine digits and is usually located between two asterisks, for example *123456789*
2) Your name and address as it appears on the mailing label
3) Your e-mail address
4) A specific mention that you are looking for the “Coupon book from the June issue of All You.”

Check out June’s coupons for a total savings of $112.55! Pick up a copy of the June issue at your local Walmart:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Walgreens deals 5/10-5/16/09

I haven’t been able to do much with Walgreens since they ended their Easy Saver rebate program, but here’s what I’ve managed to find this week.


Pepsi product 12 packs

5/$12 with in ad coupon


Colgate toothbrushes or Max Fresh/Max White toothpaste $2.99

You will earn a $2.99 register reward, so it’s like getting it for FREE

Use a $1 manuf to make it a money maker!


Roots of Nature hair care $6

You will earn a $6 register reward, so it’s like getting it for FREE!


Iceland Health Omega 3 fish oil $8

You will earn a $8 register reward, so it’s like getting it for FREE!


Bayer Diabetes Monitors $14.99

Use $30 manuf coupon to get it for FREE + you will receive a $5 register reward, which makes it a money maker! This deal runs all month long.


Bayer Quick Release crystals $2.99

Earn a $2.99 register reward, so it’s like getting it for FREE!

Use this $1.50 IP to make it a money maker, and I think this deal runs all month long


AXE items are 25% off & if you buy 3 AXE products you earn 1 movie ticket, buy 5 and earn 2 movie tickets. You will get a Catalina at the register with instructions as to how to print out the movie tickets online. The sale excludes trial/travel sizes, but I don’t know if the movie ticket deal does (it says ANY Axe product, so I would think they work).

Rite Aid deals 5/11-5/16/09

Doesn’t look like there’s much going on at Rite Aid this week.

Post cereals are BOGO, which might be cost worthy if you printed out the coupons that were available a few weeks back. Without knowing the regular price & what they have in stock that matches my coupons, I can’t tell whether or not I’ll be taking advantage of this deal.

Got2b hair products
$4.99 - $4.99 SCR = FREE
Use this $2 IP to make it a money maker!

Charles Worthington hair products
$5.99 - $4 SCR = $1.99

Colgate Total toothpaste/toothbrush/Tooth Tunes toothbrush are also BOGO, and they qualify for the SpaBucks rewards. Use a $1 IP for the toothpaste to save.

Kotex pantiliners/pads/tampons
2/$6 - $1/2 SCR = 2/$5
Use 2 $1 manuf coupons = 2/$3

Product Review: Resolve Triple Action


If you have kids like me, then you’re sure to have clothes with stains on them like I used to. I say used to not because my kids have outgrown the spill stage (do they ever?!), but because I have found a product that works wonders in removing stains from clothes.


Resolve Triple Action stain remover is designed to lift stains from fabric, even after they’ve set in. We’ve used it on our carpet for pet stains, and also on clothes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve washed one of my daughter’s shirts that has a stain around the collar, thrown it in the dryer, and then end up throwing it away after it’s dry because the stain is still there, and I knew there was nothing that was going to get it out after going through a cycle in the dryer. Those days are gone now.


The first time I used Resolve Triple Action, I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised when I put some on a fresh stain, before it was ever washed. After being washed just once, on a regular setting, and with other clothes, it was like the stain never even existed. Well, I thought I’d put it to the test to see how it worked on set in stains, so I grabbed a different shirt with a stain that had previously been treated, washed and dried, but didn’t remove the stain. Amazingly, after being treated with Resolve Triple Action stain remover and 1 regular cycle wash with other clothes, the stain was completely gone! I couldn’t have been more surprised.


If you’re looking for a stain remover that’s tough on stains but without ruining your clothes, carpet or fabric, then I suggest you try Resolve Triple Action stain remover. You’ll never spend money on another stain remover again! Don't be afraid, go ahead, try it for yourself. There is a $1 manuf coupon out there and this satisfaction guarantee, which I doubt you'll have to use.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fresh Sacks WINNER!

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 23
Result: 12


The winner is Katrina! I have emailed you at the email on your blogger profile. You have 2 days to respond with your address. Congratulations!!!!

Thanks to all those who entered. Stay tuned, because I am hoping to start giving away at least 1 item every month.

FREE food at Arby's

This summer Arby's is getting in on the action, offering Free Food Wednesday!

May 13th - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
May 20th - Free Chocolate Malt Swirl shake with any sandwich purchase
May 27th - Free Regular Roast Beef sandwich with any soft drink purchase
June 3rd - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
June 10th - Free Roast Chicken club with any soft drink purchase
June 17th - Free Regular Sidekicker with any sandwich purchase
June 24th -Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
July 1st - Free Regular Beef 'n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
July 8th - Free Orange Cream Swirl shake with any sandwich purchase
July 15th - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
July 22nd - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
July 29th - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August 5th - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
August 12th - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
August 19th - Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August 26th - Free Regular Beef 'n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Allergy Season

Allergy Season is officially in full swing here on the Eastern Shore. I'm not allergic to many things, however, this spring my allergies seem to be flaring up much worse than they have in the past 5 years. As a result, I had to go to the doctor today for a sinus infection. I couldn't get into my regular doctor, so I headed to one of the local immediate care walk in centers. Luckily, I was the only person there, so I didn't have to wait long (Thank goodness, because I swear my head felt like it was going to explode!). The doc checked me out and before I left I was given a prescription for an antibiotic and Nasonex. But, he was also nice enough to give me a sample size of the Nasonex as well, which included a $15 coupon I could use when actually filling the script.

Since I was already getting another filled, I got the Nasonex filled too. The co-pay was $15, so I got it for FREE when I gave the pharmacist the coupon from the sample size box. How exciting!!! Who knew there were such great coupons out there for meds! The doc also said you can go to the Nasonex website to print out more. Sure enough, he was right! Here's a link.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Huggies Rewards codes

Thanks to Jennifer Williams over at Vicky's Deals, here's a list of point codes for the Huggies rewards program.

1 point
RRPXJ-PSDRZ-PGPGB
XGQTZ-JNLGX-SLPGB
BBMRG-BFQGS-FBPGB
BBWBH-SDHFQ-CJPGB

2 points
TKHNF-RLPLS-TRPGB (no known exp. date)
WPBXZ - RDDNS - PPPGB (exp. 5/16)
RZMRR-QFZNP-WGPGB (exp 5/31/2009)
kmzpq-xnzdx-dzpgb

5 points
LNXBX-DXTSH-BSPGB
ZQQGS-FLRLM-XBPGB
RSZNG TJNPH DHPGB (exp. 7/31)
BBRJH-WHDPT-JZPGB
TXZKZ-JNRJQ-DDPGB
BGZQZ-JCXFC-HZPGB
TKHNF-RLPLS-TRPGB

FREE tire disposal today!

Wicomico & Worcester counties are offering their residents a chance to dispose of old tires at NO CHARGE today only, Saturday, May 9. Up to 10 tires till be accepted per household, except no business/commercial tires. In Wicomico County, hours are from 7A-3P and the location is on Brick Kiln Rd. In Worcester County, the hours are from 7A-2P. Usually, there is a $5 charge per tire for disposal, so this is a GREAT deal!

KFC coupon debacle

Apparently with Oprah's "blessing" of this product, there was an overwhelming response to the coupon redemption, and KFC has suspended their accepting of it. However, if you had a chance to print it out, not to worry, they will still honor it, but in the form of a raincheck. All you have to do is take your coupon into a KFC, fill out a small form & turn it back in, with your coupons attached. Your rain check will be for the meal + a drink, which the coupon didn't include. You can go here for more details. Each household is able to redeem 4 coupons for rain checks. Reportedly, there are still some KFC locations honoring the coupon, so you might just get surprised when you go in for a rain check & are still able to redeem your coupon.

**EDIT: Amiyrah over at 4 Hats and Frugal has been so kind as to post a PDF/scanned version of the form you must fill out and attach your coupons to in order to receive the raincheck. It can be found here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

THANKS, Joan!

A reader by the name of Joan emailed me a few weeks ago in response to this post I made. Well, her hard work has paid off for me! I now have a blog button & the directions on how to make a 3 column blog (when I have the time to sit down without kids interrupting me every 5 seconds)! So, I'd like to dedicate this post to her for taking the time to help me out. Be sure to check out her blog by clicking on her name above, or the link at the right of the page "Only In York County"

THANKS, JOAN!!!!

Fresh Sacks *CONTEST*

A while back, I was given several boxes of the environmentally friendly product known as Fresh Sacks.

They are available at Walgreens, and typically cost $8.99 If you go to the website, there is a $5 rebate on there, which ultimately makes them $3.99 for the box! They are available in boxes of 25, 50 or 250. What's even better, is that they're bio-degradable, so they don't harm the environment!

So, I'm offering 1 box of these to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. You may gain 1 extra entry for each of the following that you do: become a follower of my blog, subscribe to my blog, Twitter about this giveaway, post about it on your blog, and add my button to your site. When you do these, please leave a separate comment for each thing you do. If you are already a follower/subscriber, leave a message to that nature.

I will choose a random comment number using Random.org on Wednesday, May 13 after 8PM. They will then have 2 days to get their mailing address to me. Should they fail to do so, another random winner will be chosen in their place.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Catchin' Frogs!

video

Sorry, no sound, but you can see he's laughing the entire time. Ahhhh, sweet innocence!

FREEbies!

Go here to sign up for a FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet gel. Limited to the first 3000 responders.

Call 1-877-879-4857 to have a $5 Glucerna cereal coupon sent to you. It's all automated, so should be easy. When you use it, don't forget to submit your receipt to the Caregiver's Marketplace for your $1 rebate.

FREE cup or cone for Mom at TCBY on Mother's Day (participating locations only)

Visit this site to request a FREE Toby the Train coloring book!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rite Aid deals 5/4-5/10/09

Sorry it's a few days late...I was away from home all weekend & after catching up here at home, tonight is my first chance to sit without the kids climbing all over my lap.

Hershey Bliss candy
$2.99 - $1 SCR = $1.99 - $1 IP = 99c

John Frieda hair care
$4.99 - $2 SCR = $2.99 - $1 manuf = $1.99

Johnson's items (swabs, lotion, powder, baby pack, oil, cologne, bar)
$1.99 - $1 in ad coupon = 99c - $1 IP = FREE

Nicorette
$43.99 - $5 SCR = $38.99 - $10 manuf = $28.99

Cortizone10
$4.99 - $1 SCR = $3.99 - $1 IP = $2.99

Beano
$11.99 - $2 SCR = $9.99 - $1 SCR = $8.99

Always/Tampax
$8.99 - $2 SCR = $6.99 - $4 manuf = $2.99

Colgate toothpaste
$3.99 - $1 in ad coupon = $2.99 - $1 manuf = $1.99
Qualifys for Spa Bucks incentive

Here's a link for another $5/$25 valid through the end of May.

Friday, May 1, 2009

FREE reusable shopping bag

Kraft & Rachael Ray have partnered together to offer a FREE reusable shopping bag during the month of May. For more details go here.

All you have to do is send in a 3x5 card with your name & address, an original cash register receipt with the qualified item purchase price circled. Mail to: Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine
Attn: Kraft Food Promo 16 E 34th St, 14 floor New York, NY 10016