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Penny Prints Are Here…99 Prints for 1Cent each!!

2 Jan

Check this deal out!!  Remember all of those great pictures of friends and family from the holidays? Order now to get all of them for just a penny each – 99 4″ x 6″ mail-order prints for just 99 cents! Don’t miss this great opportunity to get all your favorite moments printed for less than a $1.
You just have to pay shipping.  I haven’t done the deal yet, but it should be around $5 or $6.  That is what it usually is.  Let me know when you get yours what shipping was for you!  🙂 
Just use code 2011PENNY at checkout by 11:59PM PST on January 9.

Free Food as Your Birthday Gift

30 Dec

As I have been posting on here it was my husbands birthday this week.  What better way to help celebrate your birthday than with FREE food!!  Did you know you can register at many of your favorite restaurants and get fun free deals for your birthday. 

One of the great ones Doug signed up for was Mimi’s Cafe.  We went and ate there on Wednesday and used his Free entrée coupon.  $10 off any $20 check.  That was very nice!  He also got one from Moe’s Southwest Grill.  That was for a complimentary entrée.  Can you say Yummy?!?! 

For Birthday Freebies sign up on the following websites or in the store.
I recommend doing it AT LEAST two weeks before your birthday.
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I know in our family a big thing is we always try and go out to eat.  It always helps to have a good coupon and FREE is even better!!
Applebee’sFREE dessert (and song!)
Baskin RobbinsFREE Scoop
Ben and Jerry’s FREE ice cream (join ChunkMail)
Bob EvansFREE kids meal (kids only)
Borders – 40% off coupon
Burger King FREE kids meal (kids only. Join the club)
Chili’s FREE dessert (and song!)
Cold Stone Creamery FREE Ice cream
Culvers FREE ice cream (sign up for the eclub)
Dairy Queen FREE 16 oz blizzard
Dave and Busters FREE $5 game card
Denny’s FREE kids meal (fill out the form and mail it.)
Great American Cookie FREE cookie
IHOP FREE meal
Joe’s Crab Shack – FREE cake (no signup needed)
Jack in the BoxFREE dessert
Krispy Kreme FREE donut
Macaroni Grill – FREE dessert (show ID, no sign up needed)
Marble Slab CreameryFREE child size cone (kids only)
Mimis Cafe –  Free Entree coupon.  $10 off any $20 check
Olan Mills FREE portrait pack 1 8×10, 2 5x7s, 8 wallets (join the birthday club)
Outback – FREE Blooming Onion (with ID, no sign up needed)
P.F. Changs – FREE dessert (no signup needed)
Red Lobster – a suprise
Red Robin FREE Burger, Fries, Sundae & Song
Texas Roadhouse FREE appetizer or ribs
TGIFridays FREE dessert with dinner (sign up for the eclub)
Toys R UsFREE Treats for your child
 
Go to FREE BIRTHDAY TREATS to find more birthday FREEBIES.
They will even give you places to get FREEBIES for your pet’s birthday!
Most coupons you receive in your email and are good for two weeks!

TLC’s EXTREME COUPONING – Did You Watch? What Did You Think?

29 Dec

I almost forgot about the “Extreme Couponing” show on TLC and I was so glad that I recorded it.  My husband and I just finished watching it.  I have some mixed feelings about the show and the “extreme couponers.”  For those who did not watch the show took you in a day in the life of four extreme couponers. 

Nathan Engels – Villa Hills, KY – Cartographer
Nathan started clipping coupons four years ago when he and his wife took a closer look at their finances. Now, debt free with more than 10,000 items stockpiled in his garage, Nathan is preparing for the biggest haul of his life. On his latest visit to the supermarket, Nathan is leaving with over 2,000 items – his most massive checkout to date. With 1,100 boxes of cereal, 300 toothbrushes and 60 bottles of hand soap, Nathan is looking forward to topping himself and saving thousands of dollars in the process!
Retail value: $5,743.00 Nathan’s cost after utilizing his coupons: $241.00 – 95% savings!

Joanie Demer – McKinleyville, CA – Stay at home mom
For Joanie, clipping coupons started out as a hobby three years ago. But just three months in, she quickly discovered the financial gratitude associated with smart shopping. Now, Joanie is known as “The Krazy Coupon Lady” and to satisfy her daily coupon cravings this stay-at-home mom collects more than 500 coupons each week by doing something most women won’t do – she jumps in dumpsters! During her latest trip to the supermarket, she fills four carts full of 250 items including 40 boxes of pasta and 20 liters of soda.
Retail value: $638.64. Joanie’s cost after utilizing her coupons: $2.64 – 98% savings!

Joyce House – Philadelphia, PA – Retired Nurse
Through careful planning and smart shopping, Joyce hasn’t paid for a toothbrush, toothpaste or deodorant in 34 years. The savvy saver has been on her own since the age of 12 and at 15, was a single mother using coupons out of necessity. On her latest trip to the supermarket, Joyce brings along her daughter to teach her the basics of extreme couponing and ends up walking out of the store with hundreds of dollars in savings.
Retail value: $230.38. Joyce’s cost after utilizing her coupons: $6.32.

Amanda Ostrowski – Cincinnati, OH – Storage Facility Manager
Amanda is a full-time Storage Facility Manger in Cincinnati, OH who spends up to 70 hours a week researching in-store promotions, clipping coupons and surfing the internet for the latest and greatest deals. She already has a stockpile of products from previous couponing ventures worth up to $15,000. But this extreme saver is most proud of her collection of toilet paper – over 3,000 rolls – enough to last the average couple about 40 years! Now, with the help of her husband, Amanda is preparing for her largest checkout ever consisting of nine baskets of food, beauty and pet products including 218 boxes of pasta, 268 containers of noodles, 100 bottles of sport drink and 150 candy bars.
Retail value: $1,175.33. Amanda’s cost after utilizing her coupons: $51.67.

The one who I could relate to the most was Joyce, the coupon diva.  In many ways we were similar.  I do not go door to door to get coupon inserts, but my friends and family save their coupons for me.  Her style of shopping is close to mine.  I stockpile, but not to the extreme of needing separate rooms to keep my food or items in.  I admire her desire and she looked like she enjoyed what she did.  What a great way to get out everyday and walk and collect your coupons!

I also must comment on Nathan, although he was the most extreme as far as his shopping and savings.  I loved how he donated all the boxes of Total cereal to his local food bank.  That was awesome!  I would have loved to seen more of that trailer go right to the food bank.  😛  Not sure what one person will do with over 300 toothbrushes.  That is one thing I love about being able to coupon and find great deals.  I find joy sharing with not only my family but my friends and strangers, people who are in need. 

So, if you watched, let me know what  YOU thought.  🙂

Little Caesars: Rare Buy 1 Get 1 Free Pizza Coupon

27 Dec

Wow! Little Caesars released a pretty rare coupon! Just go here to print a rare Buy any HOT-N-READY Pizza and receive a pizza of equal or lesser value FREE, valid through 12/28! Aren’t their medium pizzas priced at $5?! If that’s the case, you should be able to snag 2 pizzas for $5 total. This should definitely make for an inexpensive meal  My husband was just saying tonight he was tired of eating ham, potatoes and all the holiday food, what a nice excuse for a break!

Hurry!  This coupon is only valid through tomorrow the 28th!!!  🙂

thx Hip2Save

Have You Seen All the Savings With GeoQpons??

22 Dec

I recently discovered a fun, easy and quick way of saving money.  The application is called GeoQpons and it is available for the iphone, Android and Blackberry.  It gives you unlimited access to savings from local business and national brand retailers. 

  •  Largest Database of relevant mobile coupons
  •  Simple and Easy to use.
  •  Fast search for coupons or stores
  •  Set Favorites to redeem and view offers from your preferred stores
  •  Share coupons with your friends via email, Facebook or Twitter

 I have the GeoQpons application on my iphone and I love it!  Just this past week I went shopping at an outlet mall in Iowa.  Both my mom and I used the coupons and saved almost $100.00.  My brother also did some shopping and saved $10 on one of his purchases.  It doesn’t sound like a lot, but to me every little bit helps. 

The great thing that I really like is you don’t have to mess with printing all these coupons and wasting ink.  So many times when I would make a shopping trip I would print several coupons and there would be times coupons would be wasted.   I don’t like to waste paper, ink or money. 

I would definitely recommend getting this on your phone if possible.  It is fun, easy and a great way to save money without having to print, use and waste paper!  🙂

OLD NAVY: 30% OFF Any Single Item Coupon

21 Dec

I love Old Navy and I love their always new and great coupons!! 

You may have noticed this coupon in your past Sunday Old Navy Ad, but if you didn’t get the paper you can go HERE to print your 30% off Any Single Item Coupon (excludes Techno Hoodies)!  This coupon is for in store purchases only and expires 12/24!

 

thx Clippin’ With Carie

Extreme Coupon Show on TLC 12/29

21 Dec

The Learning Channel (TLC) will be premiering a new show called “Extreme Couponing” on Wednesday 12/29 at 8pm ET (7pm here in the St Louis Area)!

I will admit, I use coupons on almost every purchase I possibly can.  There have been times where I will not buy something that I might need if I know I have a coupon for it at home.  Over the years of couponing I have become better organized and a better planner.  I know I still have a lot to learn. but I feel the couponing I do (the level of couponing) is right for me and my budget. 

I am interested in watching this show.   There are a lot of people who don’t understand couponers!  There seems to be some negative thoughts and ignorance out there in the world about couponers!  Here’s what caught me a little off guard about this show when I was reading the description…

“Profiling 4 shopping addicts who go to extremes to find great deals”  

I hope that TLC doesn’t make couponers out to be shopping addicts, hoarders or a bunch of crazy people!  I don’t care if they do!  I love couponing and the money I have saved and helped others to save! 

So, what do you think?  Will you be watching?  It happens to fall on the 29th which is my husbands birthday.  I will have to set my DVR so I don’t miss it!!

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