Friday, October 8, 2010

Free Candy at Rite aid

 


   I went to rite aid today and scored big! I got tons of free bags of candy, and so can you!   Heres how: There are certain bags of candy on sale  for $2/5. When you buy these candy bags, you will recieve a coupon on your reciept for $1 off your next purchase. And there is a mystery coupon printing of for $2 when you buy specific bags of candy (listed below). So, you pay $5 for these bags, but you get $5 worth of coupons for next time. So you can turn around and buy more candy with these coupons, and you will recieve more coupons for next time!! It may end today so hurry!!!


Heres a list of what candy bags are wprking:


14 oz Sour Patch



14 oz Starburst (one bag is tropical flavor)


14 oz Swedish Fish


10 oz. Werther’s Original hard candy


10.125 oz Tootsie Roll Pop


10 oz Mini Cow Tales


10 oz Jolly Rancher Pops


Skittles, 14 oz




Caramel Cremes, 12 oz


10 oz. Werther’s Original hard candy


Dum Dum Pops, 11.4 oz



Lifesaver Mints Wint O Green, 13 oz





Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Free bounce dryer bar

 



  Hurry, while supplies last!  Get a free bounty dryer bar by visiting viewpoints!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Great deal on costumes

                                                                   Cheap Costumes


   If your like me and have been waiting for a great deal to come along before buying your Halloween costumes, I have found it for you! I just found my daughters little red riding hood costume for $14.99, plus $4.99 for shipping! You can't beat $20.00 for a Halloween costume + shipping!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Giveaway

    Check out the new giveaway on the giveway page!!! Leave all replies here, on this post!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My recent goodwill finds

I just fell in love with this when I saw it.   Only problem is that I don't exactly know whee to put it. So, for now, I threw a flower glued onto ribbon on it and it sits on my counter. Any ideas?
Just look at these cute cups. I fell in love with the colors. They are so colorful and shaped so cute.  They were only .69 each cup.

I already have a pitcher the same color of this that I found at the goodwill a couple months ago. I tied a little orange bow on it for fall. It now sits with the pitcher in my hutch that has glass doors so you can see through.

Before

After

And last but not least, this cute little canister. I have it sitting in my bathroom on top of the toilet. Any ideas on what to fill it with? I found everything that I have been looking for in this one trip! I was def happy when I found the cheese cloche. Everybody has these cuties out there in blog land!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

International Frugal Fun Day

 


                                             



  Did you know that October 2nd is National Frugal Fun day? I sure didn't but now that I do, I think it is and awesome idea. Frugal Fun Day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday of October. My challenge to you is to see what goodies you can find for only $10. This can be from any thrift store, dollar store or wherever! Already have a project that you completed for $10 or less? Post it here!







                          Want to join  the challenge?


1.Please to grab the button and post it on your blog/ site.
2. Post your project on the blog hop below
3. Become a follower
4. Leave a comment so I can follow back
5. Visit at least 2 other projects listed






Monday, September 13, 2010

.13 febreeze products


Tonight I decided to go to rite aid because I had some up rewards to use. I did all my shopping, left and then found a coupon for the candle and the reed I saw there on sale. The reeds and the candle were on clearance for 50% off. But, the candle  was originally $15.99 and the reeds were $10.99. I was surprised when she rang them up and they came to about $9.00. I had a coupon for the candle that was $4/1 (I think this was from the pg 8/29) and a coupon for the reed set for $2/1. My total after coupons- $1.13. I used a $1.00 up reward and only paid .13!!!

Todays is mingle monday!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Decorating with plates


I have seen wall plates everywhere this year. So, I thought I would try myself. It was actually very easy. Just find some plates that you love, hot glue some ribbon on the back and tie, viola! Be careful when hanging however, I dropped one of my english abby plates:(  But,  just love the way my picture wall has turned out!




Todays deals and steals

  Here are some treasures I found this week. Some of them are being redone and sold at a local craft show, so excited!



My mom purchased this chair for me at a garage sale. It is an antique, and for only $10 a steal! This one, I am keeping for my bedroom. I am going to also look up the name on the chair, It is dated 1887 s bent and brothers. Wonder if that means anything.
Cost: $10 for chair
$6.88 for the spray paint



I forgot to take a before picture of this. It was a dark navy blue with a board on the back. It is a very good size, and still had the price tag on the back of $36. It was also labeled a calender holders. I spray painted it aqua and distressed it and am thinking about turning into a kitchen chalkboard. This is one of my items going to the craft show. Will post more pictures when complete.
Cost: $1.99 for the frame
Paint: $2.00


Thursday, September 9, 2010

My dollar store inspired decor


  


   I have decorated my entire kitchen with either cheap or free (hand me downs from mom) stuff! There really is no theme for my decor, I call it eclectic. It does have kind of a country feel, at least to me It does. I tend to fall towards the country look  because that is where I really want to be, lol. I want a big Contry house with acres and acres of land. I even want chickens so I can fetch my own eggs. Hey, you can never find a coupon for eggs, and everyone knows I dont like buying anything without a coupon.

 

$1.00 at a garage sale



$1.00 at the dollar store


$1.00 each at the dollar store

$1.00 at a garage Sale



Partylite vase- Free from mom (Apples $5  at walmart)



My counter as it is now. Nothing special, but I think it looks cute. I think It is about to get a fall makeover.  I was never one to decorate seasonally, but I am just feeling it this year.


What do you think I should do to the counter for fall?
                             My diy finds and redos




I found this goldish metallic star at the goowill for .99. Couldnt decide what to do with it at first, but after painting it black, I decided to hang it near my computer and use it for pens, and important papers. Cost: $1.50







My next find was from a garsge sale. My mom actually bought this for me for $1.00.
I didnt care for it at all, It had a dark wood top before I sanded it. I thought it looked like
something someone would put their cotton balls, It was to say the least, ugly. So, I sanded it down, banged the lid up a bit, and put a knob on it that I already owned. Total cost to me: Free!  Except the bag of oreos I filled it back up with that cost me .50.






This is my favorite, I love the way it turned out. Jeff and I have actually come uo
with the idea of selling my projects and craft shows. This one though, I am going to keep.
Cost: $1.99 for frame
.99 for paint
About .50 for the cardboard
.97 for the paint
$3.00 for the nails
$1.00 for the decals







       This is the partylite vase my mom gave me. I got some stuff from the dollar store and just exchanged them for this suff from the dollar store. 
                                          Cost:  $1 for the moss
                                                     $1 each for the cattales, flowers $3.00
                                                     $1.00 for the leaves

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kroger: My Magazine


 Being a Kroger customer really has its perks. First of all, you can load coupons directly onto your Kroger card. Secondly, they send out exclusive coupons to their best customers. I have been a regular shopper at Kroger for about 4 years now. Just recently, I have been getting the Kroger my magazines in my mailbox. They are full of exclusive coupons, usually things that can be found on sale that week. So, make sure you get a Kroger customer savings card and make sure your address is correct so you to can recieve your savings via mail!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Outlet Bakeries




     If you live here in Michigan, you can score great deals at the outlet bakeries here. There is one on Hill rd, east of 23 and one on Dort Hwy Before Maple road. The one on Hill Rd is the Sara Lee outlet and the one on Dort is the Aunt Millie outlet. I usually get my bread for under .80, which is a great deal for name brand bread. If you do not live in Michigan, search around for outlets in your area. You can also find snack pies and bagels for a low price.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Freee Gain dish soap




  Free gain dish soap at Rite Aid this week. Gain is on sale for .89 and there is a coupon in the smartsource (8/29) for $1.00 off. This means free dish soap!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dollar store hurricanes


I came across these beautiful hurricanes made by Socalifornialife. She found the hurricanes at the dollar tree and glued on the candle holders on the bottom that she also found at the dollar tree. I am going to order a case of both of these on the dollar tree website. You get 12 each in a case. I am making these as Christmas gifts and giving a set of 2 out to each person. I will post them once I complete them.

Loadable coupons/ Coupon cards


Most stores now offer store loyality shoppers cards. Be sure to ask while checking out if they have a shoppers card program. Some stores now even require you to have a loyality cards, like Rite Aid. And, some stores have sites where you can load coupons directly to them. Good thing is, you can sometimes  load the coupon, and still use another paper coupon on top of that! Here are a couple to get you started.




Monday, May 24, 2010

Coupon class

  I have saved over $1200 since Feb, so could you! Take the coupon class I did!  Call: Shayla at 655-3942 or savingsmania@yahoo.com

Giveaway

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Bagel Bites

                              Bagel Bites


                                                                  $1.00/1


                   Http://www.bagelbites.com

 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oscar Meyer

                            Oscar Meyer Printable


  Oscar Meyer has some great coupons running right now. You can get cheap turkey bacon, lunchmeat or even deli creation lunchables!
 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Idahoan Potatoes



          Coupon for $.75/3.  Click print coupon in upper right hand corner. You will take a brief survey, your coupon will follow.
                        http://www.idahoan.com/

Bic Coupons


Great new coupon for Bic! Sure you could probably get these free with all the great sales around.  $1/ 1 bic product! Don't forget to hit the back button so you can print two!

                     http://www.bicmarkit.com/bicValue/coupon.aspx

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cogra Foods

  They have an awesome program going on to help feed hungry children. Every time you buy one of the participating products, congra will donate a meal to feeding America.  Not only that, but there is a $1.50/4 coupon you can print.


                           http://www.childhungerendshere.com/Public/brands.html    


                                                 

100 Calorie Packs



              Buy one get one free coupon! When you like them on facebook! Hurry and get yours!

    http://www.facebook.com/Nabisco100Cal?ref=ts&v=app_121542301195089

Tropicana coupon

What a great coupon Tropicana has running right now. Send a mothers day card and you and your mother will get a $1/1 coupon to print off. This could make for potentially free Tropicana! They are limited, so hurry!


www.tropicana.com/#/trop_holidaysqueeze/holidaysqueeze.swf

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Coupon class

 If you have not taken a coupon class yet, you need too! I have saved over $1,000 since Jan! It is unbelievable!


Want to attend a coupon class?? Here's the info:



SavingsMania.net Just added a class in Freeland on Wednesday, may 19th at 6pm....if interested or know someone who is, you can call (810) 655-3942 or email savingsmania@yahoo.com to sign up! Hurry as space is limited!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Get Companies to Send You Free Stuff: 5 steps - wikiHow

How to Get Companies to Send You Free Stuff: 5 steps - wikiHow

Thirty days of savings

  Chances are that everyone could use a little extra money these days. But how can you save money you don't have? The answer is, start by saving on what you already own. Want a new sweater but can't afford it? Want to go out to dinner but don't think you can't afford it. I am here to help! I am going to post and follow: 30 days of savings.




Savings Day 1
  
 Recycle Clothing

  Instead of throwing out damaged or old clothing you no longer wear, revamp it. Don’t toss out a shirt because of a broken button , sew a new one on. Don’t toss out pants because of a hole in them – patch them or create a skirt or purse. Just about anyone can sew, and if you can't, take it to a tailor for a couple dollars or ask a friend. You can find an assortment of buttons to bring a new shirt back to life. Several pins to add some color to an older purse or shirt.


 I found a very cute sweater dress on a used clothing site. I thought, hmmm, I might wear it. How many times do you pick something up because "you might wear it." I got it home and tried it on, and knew I wouldn't. But, It is so cute and it only cost $5. What If I turn it into a sweater? I am going to take the dress to the tailor and have it made today. I will post before and after pictures later.




Savings Day 2


Learn how to coupon!


  I cannot believe the amount of people I hear saying, "I don't have time", and "I can't do that." The truth is, anyone can coupon! My best advice is to find a coupon class in your area, the amount of classes are growing because so many people are now couponing.


  I went to a class last night, loved it! The teacher gives you all the information each week on the sale items and you just clip the coupons you need. I went to Kroger right after the class, and you wouldn't believe the savings. I usually go into the store with 6 or 7 coupons, I had a whole envelope this time. I watched as the lady was ringing everything else hoping that my total would go down because I didn't have enough money. My total got up to $323, after coupons, I paid $140. I saved about $187, my biggest savings to date.


You do usually pay for these classes, I paid $40. But, I made All my money back the same night! You should see everything I got. And one other great thing is, for every 5 people you refer, you get a free month on the website, a $15 value. If anyone is interested, I will post the name of the class and the teacher for you.
 
 
Savings Day 3
 
Sign up for reward cards


  Alot of stores are going with the store rewards cards now. All you have to do is shop and give them your rewards card after they ring you up. They may often send you coupons based on you shopping status as well. The more you shop, the more you earn and save. Be sure to look for details at the stores, and don't be afraid to ask! And, if the store asks for an email, give it to them! I work in retail and can tell you, you can miss out of some great coupons if you don't!

Savings Day 4

Do it yourself

 Don't pay someone else to do what you can do yourself. I have stopped paying $100's of dollars to get my hair done. Now, I will color my own hair and only pay $12 for the cut. Invest in a great flat iron, curling iron and cute hair accessories. Next, do your own pedi or manicure, or have a friend help. Gather some supplies and smell good product and have a girls day. Practice doing each others nails and hair. And, you may even have enough money to go out and have lunch.


 Savings day 5

Stock your pantry

 Do not plan your meals around what is on sale this week.  Plan your meals with what is in your pantry. Stock up your pantry, and only get what you are out of at the store. If you plan you meals around what is on sale, you may miss some great deals and spend money you don't have to. If you are going to plan meals, stock up and plan around your stocked pantry. Get items when they are on sale, only if you need them or if they are pretty much fee at the store.


Savings day 6

Compare prices

 Find out your stores price match policy.  Alot of stores offer price match, just ask! Today Jeff and I saved over $40 at best buy. You would be surprised how much you could save by simply asking a simple question. And, If they don't have the item, ask when they will have the item in and if they can put you on a waiting list.


Savings day 7

Go shopping

  You can get some really nice clothes at half the price. Look for local Goodwill's in your area or the salvation army. Sometimes, you can find clothing that still have the tag on them. You could build a whole wardrobe here for little to nothing. Find pieces that mix well and if you love something and it just isn't the right fit for you, have it tailored.  And, look for second hand resale stores too, sometimes you can sell the clothes you no longer want and get credit towards new clothing.


  Savings day 8

  Grow your own
  Plant a garden. Ever notice how the produce prices in the stores are just getting higher and higher? I went to the grocery store and bought 4 tomatoes, they cost almost 4!  I went to eBay and purchased seeds for lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. You can do this cheap too. Just cut the tops off of your milk cartons, and use them as planters. The rest of the supplies, go to family dollar. Read online how to make your own pesticides.


  Savings day 9

 Nickeled and dimed
 Going on a trip? Take your own food. I cannot stress this enough. We just got back from a indoor water park, where we were nickeled and dimed for everything. I though I packed everything we needed, but the first night there, we had to make a trip to Meijer. The restaurants, and vending machines in the hotel were outrageous. So, If you are going on a trip, pack everything beforehand, using a detailed list of what you'll need. If you cannot pack everything, make sure to take a cooler so you can visit a grocery store near your vacation spot.

  Savings day 10

 Brown bag it

 Ever find yourself heading to the drive threw for lunch? I have found myself doing this one to many times. You would be surprised how much money you could save doing this. With all stuff in my cupboards from couponing, I could probably brown bag it for six months. Imagine the savings. And to reward yourself for the savings, do a family night out instead. Be sure to look for coupons at your favorite restaurants for extra savings!

   Savings day 11

 Avoid Vending machines snacks

 Almost everything in the vending machine is overpriced. I am a college student and sometimes I get the urge for a snack. But, I have stopped that habit because I realized how much I could be saving. Keep a bag in your back pack or car, pretzels are a good choice. You could have 2 or 3 snacks for the price you would pay at the vending machine!
 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

About me

  I am a 22 year old mother of two. Yes, two! My daughter riley is 2. She is overflowing with energy. My son christian is 4. He is in preschool and growing so fast. I have been with my boyfriend Jeff, four almost 4 years. And, we also have a dog named i carly.
I am a full time student, and I work part time at a retail store. I am an avid couponer and love a great deal. I like to spend time with my family, they are my life. I also like scrapbooking and shopping! But, not without a coupon!
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