Saturday, March 31, 2012

FREE Dinner at Bob Evan's When You Buy An Entree - April 1 Only - No Foolin'

This Is A One-Day Deal at Bob Evan's Restaurants
April 1, 2012
4 PM Until Closing

Here is the coupon I received from Bob Evan's "BEmail".  Sign up and you can see new promos and receive printable coupons.  In fact, when you sign up, you'll get at Buy One Get One Free coupon for a Bob Evan's side dish from the supermarket.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Free: Headset / Earbuds - Two for the Price of None - Deal Ends 3/31/12

From Tanga

Two Sets for Free
Just Pay Shipping of $4.99 Total

Nice Gift - Grab Bag - Extra or Replacement Headset - One for Gym Bag
Whatever... They are Free and Useful... If Not Now, Later

Tanga is another new (to me) website that offers daily and weekly deals.  This is a real an example of what you might find on Tanga.

Free 2 Sets of Vibe Jucys Comfort Earbud Stero Headphones. 
Pay Shipping $4.99 (and tax if applicable)
Expires Sat. 3/31/12

Thursday, March 29, 2012

FREE: Dozen Eggs - Cage Free, WIth A $5 Earth Fare Purchase

Earth Fare Healthy Supermarket has another great Freebie.  Simply login and print your coupon.  Then make a $5 purchase and the free eggs are yours.  They are cage-free eggs in your choice of white or brown.

Valid 3/28 to 4/1/12

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

$1 - New Tampax Radiant 16 ct. at Walgreen's - Low Low Cost

This new product in it's shiny hot pink-purple box is on shelves in Walgreen's now.  However, I found them with the wrong price on an end cap at the back of the store at $5.49 each.

The are advertised in the weekly flyer for $3.99 and will print out a $1 Register Reward from the Catalina machine at check-out.  A friend told me that there is a $2 off 1 Tampax Radiant package inside the box (look for note about coupons inside on the front of the box).  So when I got to the register, I asked the cashier if it would be okay if I opened the box now and took out the coupon, since I was buying th package either way.  She said sure.


Pay $3.99
Minus $1 Register Reward
Minus $2 manuf. coupon from inside box*
Net Cost = $0.99

*Just in case there was a problem opening it prior to paying, I brought along the coupon for $1 off 1 Tampax Radiant from the 3/4/12 P&G insert.  $1.99 would still be a good price for this item.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PUBLIX: Stocking Spree Booklet Has Arrived !!! March 2012 Deja Vu

Look What Arrived From Publix 
$57+ In Savings
(actually, it's from a marketing company in Connecticut)

The "Savings Are Stocking Up At Publix" coupon booklets arrived today in my mailbox (and 2 neighbors).  The booklet and coupons are a larger size than in the past.  When yours arrives, you'll find a variety of coupons for food, personal care, household supplies, and some goodies for pets.

What's inside?  Peek inside the booklet HERE.

Want one?  Visit


Coupons Are Not My Life - But I Sure Do Like Them!

"The" Original Coupon

  • Do I enjoy legitimately free and deeply discounted groceries from my local supermarket, also known as extreme saving.  Yes!
  • Do I spend a good deal of time reading a mixed bag of emails each week, scouring websites, blogs and more in search of great deals?  Yes!  
  • Do I have a life beyond coupons and groceries?  Yes! 
I recognize that it may seem to some that "all" I spend my time on is couponing.  It could be an easy conclusion or stereotype they might consider since they are probably receiving emails from me with links deals on products I believe they use or fit a need they have expressed, i.e. gluten free, low sodium, oil change, discounted gift cards, etc.  I will admit that sometimes a conversation turns to the topic of couponing when I have just experienced a great shopping trip with huge savings or totally free everything.  Once I share that little tidbit, I often am asked "How?"  After taking the time to explain how this level of savings was achieved, folks often asked questions like "Where do you get the coupons?"  "Can you tell me how I can get really cheap or free razors (or organics, or dog food, or produce, and on and on).

Some folks are interested because they don't want to pay more than is necessary on a regular basis; some are interested because they want to help others (family, food banks, animal shelters, neighbors...).  And, some folks are just curious.  That's why I choose to make a mental note of their interest and send off an email when I see a great deal on products or services they use or expressed interest in.  I certainly don't receive any compensation for sending what I consider a thoughtful link or article.  It's not as though the emails go out willy-nilly simply because there is some deal to be had.  However, if someone shops on Amazon regularly and there is a great deal like yesterday's where an Amazon gift card was 50% off, why wouldn't I send a link.  They can use the info or ignore it.  They can ask me to stop sending them if they are offensive, annoying or extraneous.  The only benefit I get is the satisfaction of sharing. 

So what may seem like an obsession to one person, may be a necessity or lifestyle or helpful to another.  I think many are guilty of graciously and even cheerfully sharing information that can be useful or helpful to others.  After all, it's not as though I am forcing it on anyone... expecting or demanding them to listen to me and buy that discounted gift card online, or print those coupons and get their free razors or groceries.

  • Am I a couponista?  Maybe.  
  • Am I a coupon dictator.  No
  • Do I have a life beyond coupons?  Yes.  It includes spending time with family, creative writing, pets, hobbies unrelated to shopping, reading, exercising (more emphasis could be placed on this one), films, social networking, and more. 

GOLF: Play in Palm Beach, Florida - At The Ocean - Just $17.50 Including Golf Cart

$17.50 Per Person When You Buy This Deal For Two
Famous Little Oceanside Golf Course
Palm Beach, Florida

Groupon Deal - 2 More Days Left

Choose Between:
  • Pay $35 for Two People to Play Round of Golf (Cart Included)
  • Pay $35 for 12 Rounds of Golf, for One person (Golf Only)


FREE: Over $140 at Staples - Duracell Batteries - Copy Paper - HP Photo Paper - McAfee Antivirus Plus - Titanium Antivirus

Staples - Best Savings In A While

Staple's current weekly ad is filled with the little boxes of inforamtion about big big savings.  Visit the ad online and look for 6 FREE items (after receiving your Stapes Rewards or Easy Rebates).

  • Duracell CopperTop Batteries 16/pk AA or AAA
  • Hammermill White Copy Paper Ream
  • Staples Color Copy Paper Ream
  • HP Photo Paper Pkg, 8.5 x 11
  • McAfee Antivirus Plus
  • Titanium Antivirus

Additionally, you can grab up to two cases of multi-purpose copy papers for just $9.99 (reg. $48.99) after receiving your Staples Rewards.


Monday, March 26, 2012

THINGS TO KNOW: Where (& What) Are Swag Codes (aka FREE Amazon Gift Cards).



I know it is can be hard to believe that you can GET TOTALLY (100%) FREE AMAZON GIFT CARDS, but it is completely legitimate, well-known and too easy to pass on if you are all for saving and buying at a discount. 

I've accumulated a goodly number of free gift cards for absolutely no money or financial commitment of any sort from me -- all thanks to Swag Bucks.  Basically, I do my internet searches online and spontaneously earn Swag Bucks, which I accumulate and turn in for gift cards (there are so many other items to choose - gift cards, electronics, jewelry, magazines, office supplies, edibles, music, and on and on).   You can also pick up plenty of points (again -- for no money from you) from other Swag Bucks website activities, such as watching very short video clips, playing games, taking single-question polls, taking surveys, and more painless ways to earn Swag Bucks.  

I guess it's time to move on from my digression to some info about SWAG CODES.  These are short strings of alpha/numeric text that you simply enter into a box on the Swag Bucks home page and - poof - you get SWAG BUCKS.  You can find the straight details about Swag Bucks and Swag Codes in this article from the folks at Swag Bucks:


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Italian For Dinner Tonight? 50% OFF Buca di Beppo Restaurant - Through 3/31/12


Just a reminder that you can still print coupons for this great dine-in deal at Buca di Beppo restaurants.  See this recent post: 

Favorite Daily Savings and Freebies For Everyone: 50% OFF Buca di Beppo Restaurant - Print Your Coup...: Bucca di Beppo 2 Coupons Dine In - $10 Off $20 Purchase To Go - $10 off $30 Purchase Expires 3/31/12 .

50% Off ENTIRE STORE - Body Shop - Today and Tomorow - Free Shipping

First Time Ever at The Body Shop

Entire Store - Through 3/25/12

~ Buy 3 Get 3 ~
~ Buy 2 Get 2 ~
 Online Deal

Bonus:  FREE Shipping with $50 Purchase

Friday, March 23, 2012

FREE: $5 Worth of Document Shredding at Office Depot - No Purchase Required.


From now through April 16, 2012, Office Depot will shred up to 5 pounds of your documents.  Just bring them in to your local Office Depot's copy services center.  I checked Office Depot's website but  didn't find the promo.   However, you can read details in this article at the Miami Herald newspaper's website HERE.

Office Depot's site does say that their everyday price for shredding is $0.99 per pound (at this Office Depot link).  While there, you can also copy your 2011 tax return for free (up to 25 single-sided black & white copies permitted for FREE).


GREAT SAVINGS: 350 Feet of Digital Tranfer for Just $40 - National Deal

60% Off

It's Finally Affordable to Go Digital

Transfer and Preserve Your Photos, Videos & Film

$100 Worth of Digital Service for $40
$300 Worth of Digital Service foer $120

Our family, like many others, has an enormous archive of photos, video tapes, old fashioned reel-to-reel film, and thousands of photos in all shapes and sizes that have been stored away for safe keeping.  I'm not sure what we will ever do with them.  Nevertheless, the thought of discarding them is simply out of the question.  We looked in to hiring somone to covert them all into digital images and DVDs.  However, the price was on the steep side.  That's why we are so happy to see this tremendous deal.  This is a Groupon national deal that you will find in Groupon's website category called "Spring is Back", so it should be available to everyone.  Just click on "All Deals" to fnd this digital deal, where you will also find the link to the scanning company's website.   Groupon login required for purchases, but not for viewing.

Check It Out HERE


BOGO Breakfast - FREE Breakfast at Bob Evans When You Buy A Breakfast

Valid March 24 - April 7, 2012
(not applicable on Sundays &Tuesday Family Nights)

Interestingly, this coupon does not say that only one BOGO FREE breakfast deal maybe be had per coupon.  This leads me to believe that you can get multiple FREE breakfasts at one table using just one coupon.  Also, the coupon has a typo in it that says "may only be printed and used on time".  I'm assuming it should say "one time".  However, if they stick to what it says, then you should be able to print and use more than once as long as you do so "on time".  So take a minute and call a Bob Evans restaurant if you would like clarification before going.  Coupon applies to dine-in meals only.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

50% OFF iTunes Gift Card (8-Day Deal)

Saveology Elite Offering

iTunes $15 gift card for $7.50.  If a $15 gift card doesn't cut it for you, then check out the $25 iTunes gift card for $17.50.


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Like Zone Bar’s Facebook page and they will snail mail a coupon to you for a FREE Zone Bar.   10,000 folks will be the recipients of this giveaway, so head over now if you want to munch on a free Zone Bar.


$1.00 Off Salad at Publix & Winn-Dixie

Most Publix stores in S.E.  Florida accept Winn-Dixie coupons as a competitor.  Print one or two of these and get a nice price.  These Dole Salad bags are often on sale or BOGO at Publix.  You should be able to get a great deal if you can pair two of these with a sale like that.

Ready, Set, Print HERE


Average U.S. Household Will Spend About $3,325 on Gas - Save Over $1,300

I want to share an article that landed in my mailbox this morning from  It is a nice summary of tips that could save you around $1350 dollars this year. learned of the tips from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Alliance to Save Energy.  This may be old news for some of you, but perhaps there is a new tip the could keep cash in your pocket.

See the article for money-saving tips:  "Save $1,347 on Gas This Year" by Alex Petru, 3/22/12 at  Click here.

Happy Shopping and Happy Saving.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ALDI'S Newbie -- Liberating!!

I've been a die-hard Publix shopper for a while now, with a very occasional Target trip.  I've nearly mastered the most efficient methods for saving an average of 70% savings.  And I'm very satisfied with that at this time.  But I was lured in to the nearly new Aldi's by the weekly ad that started today.  How could I resist 89¢ per pound for split boneless chicken breasts.  The fun began when we parked and found "free" shopping cart, already saving me 25¢ before I walked in the door.  I felt like I was in a cartoon, as I looked at every product on the deep shelves filled with boxes of neatly packed boxes and bags of popular items with packaging and names that often sound like and look like the "name" brand, but are being offerred at a deep discount, also known as Aldi's everday low prices.

I spent $30.06 and feel like I got a great bang for my buck.  At first I had an unusual, sort of creepy feeling like I was missing some obvious deal to be made by stacking coupons and BOGOs.  It was becuse my brain was not in BOGO-coupon-stacking mode as it usually is in Publix.  It was absolutely a liberating shopping experience to shop with nothing but cash in my pocket.  During this trip, I did not miss my aisle by aisle list from Publix's website, nor my coupon organizer filled with coupons harvested from blinkie machines, magazines, peelies, mail requests, displays, booklets, packaging, and of course Sunday newspaper inserts.  The only disappointment was that there were no more 89¢ boneless chicken breasts, as they they were all gone within two hours of opening the store.  Obviously they don't receive enough.  I spoke to one of the staff and she explained that each store gets an amount determined by management outside the store.

For $30.08, I bought:
3 lb boneless chicken breast, frozen, 5.99
16" deli pizza, (this is very large) 4.99
1 giant pineapple 1.39
2 lb pears 1.19
2 lb green grapes 1.79
3 lb onions .99
32 oz Lite & Fit nonfat plain yogurt 1.99
1 garlic lovers hummus 1.69
1 bag shrimp lo mein, frozen (serves 4) 3.99
12" frozen cheese pizza .99
12" frozen combo pizza 1.99
1 raisins 1.79
1 sweet pickle relish 1.29

I count about 24 lunches or dinners, plus snacks out of this shop.  I'll just need to supplement the chicken, lo mein and pizzas with a salad or some freebie Birdseye veggies alrady stockpiled at home.  I defiitely would have done better at Publix mostly because I have a Winn-Dixie coupon for $5 off $30.  Beyond that, I probably could have save a couple of dollars on the lo mein.  We ate the $1.99 pizza with some homemade roasted veggies for dinner tonight.   It was full of flavor, had a perfectly crispy crust and a nice covering of gooey melted cheeze.  So dinner tonight cost 1.99 (as I got the veggies for free last month in Publix during the great Birdseye deal where some turned in to moneymakers.

If you haven't been to Aldi's, which is part of a successful international supermarket company with stores throughout the world,  I would recommend giving it a try if for nothing other than the incredible produce prices that Publix doesn't come close to.  You'll also get to witness the incredibly thoughtful and respectful way that the cashiers are provided with cushioned seats with backs so they can remain comfortable and off their feet throught much of their work day.  I applaud that practice.

Happy Shopping

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

50% OFF Gift Cards for AmazonLocal - Today Only - $5 For $10 Card

Do You Know About AmazonLocal?
. . . 

That's why AmazonLocal is slashing the price of a $10 gift card to just $5.  50% off is a great way to reward loyalty or to catch somone's attention.  Over 129,600 sold already and it's onlyy 9:00 AM.   Oh, you can can use these for purchases too.

Today Only


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Jamba Juice $2 Smoothies Through 3/25/12

Just $2 For Jamba Juice Smoothies

Fruit & Veggie or All Fruit

Print These Coupons
Exp. March 25, 2012


FREE: Cup of Coffee at Einstein Bros. Bagels

Einstein Bros Says March Is Coffee Month
Celebrate With Free Coffee 
(with any purchase)

Free Coupon from the Einstein eClub


BOGO Smoothie at Orange Julius. Print your coupon.

Simply sign up at the Orange Julius site and receive a printable Buy One Get One coupon.  Then you'll receive emails about new offers as they come out.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

FREE MONEY: No Money or Credit Card Required

What Will $39.54 Pay For?
Tank of Gas.  Water Bill.  A Nice Gift.  4 Movie Tickets.

 I signed up for free.  I receive daily emails that I click on to add money to my InBoxPays account.  As you can see, I am already up to $39.54.  Checks are mailed when you reach $50.

About InBoxPays?

"InboxPays gives you the opportunity to earn some extra CA$H. Become a Member and earn CA$H to Read Emails, Refer Your Friends, Play Games, Complete Offers, Coupon Clipping, Shop Online and more! We have hundreds of offers ranging from cash surveys to free trials and credit cards. Then, simply "cash out" your balance and get paid directly to your PayPal account.*" 

If you would like to click on emails and make some $$$, visit InBoxPays here.  Sure there are other ways on the site to earn cash, like playing games, taking surveys, and completing offers, but it's up to you if you want to get in to all that.  I just click on the emails and watch my account grow.

*Source:  InBoxPays

PUBLIX: Special Printable BOGO Coupon - Kraft MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars

As Much Calcium as 8 oz. Glass of Milk
New Product
New Coupon for Publix

They come in Chocolate, Strawberry and Peanut Butter and can be found in the refrigerator section.  No registration or login required for FREE Publix BOGO coupon.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Save 60% on Walking Buddy Pedometer - $10 (for $24.95 Value)

$10 Each - Free Shipping - 60% Off

Nice & Healthy Gift For:
Yourself, Friends, Family, Co-Workers, Grab-Bags, Stocking Stuffers, 8-days of Gifts

Purchase Limited to 5 Per Order 
(see offer for details)

Get it from Groupon Goods


  • Accurate pedometer counts up to 99,999 steps or logs up to 10 hours of activity time
  • Small, sporty device clips to clothing
  • Easy-to-read screen
  • Automatically turns on at the first sign of activity
  • Automatic shutoff preserves battery life
  • Delayed reset requires button to be pressed for at least 3 seconds to avoid accidental resets

Groupon Goods is a new Line from the folks at Groupon. That translates to unique goods being offered at huge savings from Groupon, a company that I have found to have very good customer service handling any sort of questions or account issues (when a restaurant went out of business before I could use the Groupon I bought, I received an email asking if I would like a refund on my credit card or in my Groupon account.  Within hours, the credit was applied.  


Thursday, March 15, 2012

70% OFF: Baby Monitor *With* Wireless Camera

WOW - $69 for $210 Package

Now Through March 21st.

Levana ClearVu Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night-Light and One or Two Wireless Cameras (Up to 70% Off).  

Groupon Goods is a new grouping of items being offered at a steep discount.  They are usually unique and appealing items for discounts of 50% and greater.  I've always had excellent experiences with Groupon and expect that Groupon Goods will live up to my expectations.  Groupon's customer service is fast and efficient by phone or email.  Refunds that are due show up lightening fast in my account.   Just visit Groupon and look for Goods on the top line, right side.    


PETS: 1/2 Price Dog Bed - Memory Foam... Because Your Dog Deserves It !

Offer Available Through March 21, 2012
Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed

Dog's Birthday?  Puppy Shower?  Anniversary?  Christmas?  Hannukah? 
Buy Now - Gift It Later

Groupon Goods is a new grouping of items being offered at a steep discount.  They are usually unique and appealing items for discounts of 50% and greater.  I've always had excellent experiences with Groupon and expect that Groupon Goods will live up to my expectations.  Groupon's customer service is fast and efficient by phone or email.  Refunds that are due show up lightening fast in my account.   Just visit Groupon and look for Goods on the top line, right side.  


FREE: Two 8"x10" Photo Prints from Walgreens - No Purchase Required

Keepsake or Giftsake, Just Get'em For Goodness Sake

2 Totally FREE Photo Prints
Walgreen's - Through 3/17/11

PROMO CODES (use one or both):  FREEONE and 1PRINT

Just visit Walgreen's Photo Site, Upload Photo, Pick Up In Store.  If you want two FREE prints, you will have to do it in two separate transactions in order to use both promo codes.

I recieved word of this deal from Swagbucks via their Swaggrabber daily email.  If you don't know much about Swagbucks, you can read a previous post here.  In a nutshell, Swagbucks is a "Search & Earn" site where I do my internet searches and receive points for doing so.  I rack up points pretty fast and turn them in to FREE AMAZON GIFT CARDS.  There are lots of other rewards from which to choose.  Swagbucks is such a benign way to get TOTALLY FREE gift cards and merchandise.  


TOTALLY FREE: $15 Purchase at The Limited - No Strings Attached Printable Coupon

$15 Off at The Limited on Your $15 Purchase = FREE

This is a deal that should not be passed up if you have time to visit The Limited today.

Valid 3/15/12 Only for In-Store Purchases.
See coupon for details.  Not applicable to marked-down items.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

EARTH FARE MARKET: – Free 7 oz of Cheese with $10 Purchase In Store

St. Patrick's Day is Around The Corner

Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets
E-Coupon or Printable Coupon
3/14/12 - 3/18/12

Earth Fare Supermarkets is having another nice deal.  Get your FREE 7-oz. Kerrygold Dubliner, Blarney or Vintage Irish Parchment Cheddar cheese with a $10 purchase in the store.


DINING OUT: Boston Market - $1 Off Salad Through April 10th - Online & Restaurant Orders

Boston Market
$1 Off Any Whole Entree Salad

Through April 10, 2012

Promo Code 3328


DINING OUT: Carrabba's Coupons - $10 Off Entree - Complimentary App or Dessert - $5 Off

Carrabba's Restaurants
Valid 2/22/12 - 4/13/12
It's Up To You - Pick Your Favorite Coupon

  • $10 OFF any entree with purchase of any entree
  • FREE appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entree
  • $5 OFF any signature pasta meal with purchase of another entree.


$1 Off Florida Grapefruit and Juice

Manufacturer's Coupon - Expires 5/15/12
Print Yours

Save $1 on one 59-oz or larger container of 100% Florida Grapefruit Juice -or- one 3-lb bag or larger of Fresh Florida Grapefruit.  Get details and coupon here.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

KASHI: Special $1 Off Any One Steam Meal

Hurry If You Want One

Visit Kashi's Facebook page and get one of the rare printable coupons while they last.   I tried the pasta with artichoke and spinach.  The recipe was a nice change from the same old dishes found in one form or another among the popular brands of frozen meals.  I admit that I did sprinkle in a bit of garlic powder and Romano cheese to boost the flavor to my liking.


Organic & Natural Savings: Pacific Natural Foods - $1.50 Off and $1.00 Off Coupons

Pacific Natural Foods Coupons
Organic - Free Range - Natural


A variety of coupons that change from time to time.  The promotion coupon is for $1.50 off Pacific Natural Foods Soup Starter Pho Soup Base.

Login may be requested.



BARNES & NOBLE COUPONS: $2 Off Quiche & Soup - 30% Off New Releases

March 13 - 20, 2012
Barnes & Noble Store & Online Coupons
30% Off New Releases     ~     $2 Off Quiche & Soup

Great Idea:  Lunch at Barnes & Noble with a book, newspaper or magazine - nice and peaceful.
Better Idea:  Dinner at Barnes & Noble and a stroll around the store catching up on what's new to you.

Coupons for in-store and online purchasing.

Login may be requested.


Monday, March 12, 2012

MICHAEL'S: $1.67 Super Low Price on Colorful Storage Boxes - Stock Up Through March 17th

On Sale at Michael's Store Through 3/17/12

What Would You Do With These?

There are lots of uses for these nice, sturdy boxes.  They are great for storing recipes, business cards, craft supplies, stationery, holiday decorations, cosmetics, sewing or knitting supplies, DVDs & CDs, files, loose items in the car, desk draw and junk drawer goodies, and on and on.  They make very thoughtful boxes to wrap gifts in.  That way the recipients will get the box as a bonus gift.  Another application is as dividers inside clothing drawers.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

$2 Meal for Two - Eat Well - Coupons Are A Must

$2 Dinner For 2
Ingredients & Instuctions

This meal serves well as a lunch, brunch or dinner, and breakfast of course.  Thanks to shopping with coupons, we are able to enjoy this healthy meal for $1 or less per person, based on recipes for 2.

When the perfect combination of sales, store coupons, and manufacturer coupons come together to create a scenario where I can get groceries totally FREE or at a super low price, I tend to stock up.  We have a pretty large freezer chest in the garage, which has many packages of FREE Birdseye Steamfresh vegetables (no sauce).  They were on sale at 50% off, and I combined store coupons with manufacturer coupons and paid nothing.   For eggs I pay no more than $1.20/dozen.  For Kraft Big Slices Swiss cheese I pay no more than $2 (10 slices).  We like Arnold's whole grain breads and pay an average of  $1.59 per package (at least 16 slices).  I usually get produce from the big indoor farmer's market open 7-days a week, or from discount supermarket, Aldi's.  I buy produce at Publix too, but usually just fill-in or sale items.

Toss the egg yolks, use a different cheese, other fruit combo, crackers or biscuits instead of bread.  It shouldn't affect the price if you found good deals.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

FREE: Zyrtec and Pediacare - $0.50 Irish Spring Deodorant - $0.99 Colgate Optic White - $1.99 Shick Hydro Razor


Upcoming CVS Deals, Starting 3/11/12

Looks like there will be some freebies and super-duper cheap deals after applying sales, ExtraCare Bucks and coupons.

FREE Zyrtec
FREE Pediacare Liquid or Infant Drops
50¢ Irish Spring Deodorant
99¢ Colgate Optic White
$1.99 Schick Hydro Select or Silk Razor
$7 (reg. $20) Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Orthotics

You'll find all the sale, ECB and coupon match-ups at Simply CVS.  A big thanks to Cheryl and her team for putting it all together and posting it here.


99 Cents Ice Cream Cone or Sundae When You Buy One at Regular Price - Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins - Expires 3/31/12
Printable Coupons

Their flavor of the month is 3-Point Chocolate, but the copon says "any" cone or sundae.  So if chocolate isn't your cup of cocoa, looks like you can remain in the game anyway.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FREE: Extra Large Side Dish ($4.29 Value) at Boston Market with Purchase of Family Meal

Boston Market - Free Food With Purchase
Valid Through April 3, 2012


FREE and FUN for Kids of All Ages: Photo Factory - With Favorite PBS TV Characters

PBS Parents has a nice online application that lets you put your child in a free custom photo with a PBS character, including Sesame Street, Curious George, Super Why?, Arthur, and more.  

Simply visit this PBS Parents link, upload a photo that you want to work with.  The process is so simple.  You get to pick a background/border and one of many characters to be in the photo with your child.  This simple application lets you change the sizes and positions of the photo and the PBS character you choose.  

It's sure worth a visit.  


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FOR DOGS: 65-70% Off - Fun & Safe Dog LED Lights: Leash -or- Pet Safety Light for Collar

New for Pets
Great Saveology Deal
Great Nightime Dog Leashes and Safety Lights for Collar

These are unique and a necessity at night to keep an eye on your running or roaming dog at night.  Super nice gift idea for your dogs or their friends.

65% Off.  Pay $19 (Value $54)
 listed under National Deals

With LED Lights
77% Off.  Pay $7 (Value $29.99)
listed under National Deals

HUGE Health Care Savings - Worth A Look to Save Thousands A Year on Premiums & Out-Of-Pocket Costs

First I want to establish for purposes of this message that I am a consumer who explores as many options that I can come up to find the very best deal on any item or service before I make a purchasing decision.   I enjoy sharing this information with family, friends and strangers that don't want to overpay for necessities and for comforts.  With that said, I realize this post is a little out of the ordinary for this blog, however it is in fact about savings - tremendous savings - on healthcare costs.   I also want to make it known that I have absolutely no personal or professional financial interest, investment or income as it relates to the plan discussed here.

  • "I found the Federal Plan to cost 40% - 50% LESS than the private insurance plan."
  • "I found the prescriptions to cost $10 for a 90-day supply."

There is a tremendous savings opportunity for what I consider a very good healthcare / medical insurance PPO plan that many people either don't know about have been subjected to misinformation that slams one of the greatest healthcare plans available at virtually the lowest rate through the United States government.

If you know somone that is struggling with super high healthcare insurance premiums and deductibles and he/she has a pre-existing condition*, or perhaps no health insurance at all but would prefer to, then take a look, or a re-look at the Federal Government's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a healthcare insurance plan available to Americans that have a pre-existing condition.  You can check the eligibility criteria here.

I looked at the plans and premiums for Florida.  The Federal PCIP plan utilizes the First Health network of healthcare providers.  First Health's website has an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to search for medical providers of all sorts by zipcode, city, etc.  You can perform a provider search here (no registration or login required).  I found the Federal plan to be 40% - 50% LESS than the private insurance plan.  I also found every single one of my phsycians and healthcare providers in the Federal PCIP plan.  I found the prescriptions to be a great buy at $10 for a 90-day supply for most formulary medications.

I simply can't understand why the federal government isn't doing a better job of advertising this plan.  Think about other campaigns from federal programs that have provided public education through TV commercials, newspaper and magazine display ads and articles, brochures, etc., such as the The Food Pyramid, Dangers of Lead Paint, etc.  So this is my public service announcement.

*Many folks don't realize that healthcare insurers can consider just about everything a "pre-existing condition" to charge a very high montly premium, including common conditions such as allergies, acne, back or neck problems, arthritis, asthma, high or low blood pressure, palpitations, anxiety, stomach problems like acidic stomach/gastritis/ulcer/GERD, bronchitis, and then there are the ones most people are aware of like diabetes, heart failure, auto-immune diseases, birth defects, kidney failure, and on and on.  

Monday, March 5, 2012

FREE: Need a Little Something Sweet? How About Free Oreos at CVS - No Purchase Necessary

CVS Freebie

Scan your CVS ExtraCare Card when you arrive at the store.  Many people are reporting that the red magic machine is printing out a coupon for a free small package of Oreo cookies.

Thanks Money Saving Mom for the alert.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

FREE MEALS: Kids Eat Free at Chili's - March 5 to March 7

Purchase an adult entree and get up to two (2) free kids meals for kids 12 and under.

Go For It - The Kids Will Love It

See the Details and Print Your Coupon Here