Friday, July 29, 2011

May/June/July Rebates

I have been SUPER busy these last few months and haven't kept up with my blog here. My husband lost his job so I've been working to add to the income.  We've been eating mostly off of stockpile and buying on necessities and freebies or super cheap items.  I will work on getting the receipts tallied up in the next week or so and then make a new post for those.

Rebates Mailed:
(5) $25 Miller Lite
(2) $3.99 Sun Burnt Gel
(2) $15 Flora vitamins
(4) $2.99 Nexcare
(5) $2 Build A Better Burger

Rebates Received:
Finesse $1.99
Crunchy Nut $2.50
Pork $3
(2) $6.99 Biggest Loser Meals
(2) $2.50 Crunchy Nut cereal
(2) $2 Beef
(3) $25 Miller Lite

Sunday, May 8, 2011

April Shopping & Rebates

Total spending for the month: $85.42!
Jewel $20.42
Walgrees $27.02
Target $3.68
Schnucks $17.70
Meijer $12.96
Other stores $3.64

Rebates mailed:
(4) $4.99 Theraflu Warming Try Me Free
(4) $2.50 Kelloggs Crunchy Nut cereal Try Me Free
(2) $6.99 Biggest Loser Ready to Cook Meals
(1) $21.99 Neuragen

No rebates received this month.

I did get "rejection letters" from the 4 Theraflu rebates and the Neuragen rebates already though.  I mailed after the postmark date.  Oops!

Mother's Day Freebies!

What can you get free on Mother's Day??  As always - these may vary by location, so confirm your local place is particpating!
  • Buy One, Get One Free drink at Caribou Coffee
  • Free Frozen Yogurt at TCBY
  • Free Pancake Puppies Sundae at Dennys - You have to send mom a card to get this one - Dennys
  • Free Fresh Baked Treat WYB 1 Beverage at Einstein Brothers Bagels
  • Free Red Velvet Gourmet Cupcake for Mom at Ruby Tuesdays
Do you know of any more?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

March Shopping Totals and Rebates

Schnucks $35.37
Meijer $30.17
Walgreens $63.58
Jewel $13.34
Kroger $36.41

Total Spending $178.87

Rebates Received:
$10 Menards (not in grocery budget)
$50 Diageo (not in grocery budget)
(2) $1.99 Finesse
(3) $4 Hasbro (not in grocery budget)
Total received $3.98 (plus $72 not in grocery budget)

No rebates mailed

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Rebates & Shopping Totals

Spending this month:
Schnucks : $7.61
Walgreens: $21.34
Jewel: $37.28
Meijer: $11.56
Target: $7.84
Kroger: $12.28
Other: $22.14

Total: $120.03

Rebates Received

$6.95 Snapple Rebate (I do not have record that I mailed this in, but I'll take it)
(6) $2 Beef
(5) $10 Kelloggs
(3) $3 Turkey
$3 Seafood
$20 Proctor & Gamble

Total: $100.95

Not included in grocery budget, but received:
(3) $50 Alcohol Rebate
$20 Alcohol Rebate (Dekupyer)
(2) $15 Alcohol Rebate (Hiriam Walker)
$10 Alcohol Rebate (Martini & Rossi)
Total: $210.00

Rebates Mailed - I didn't have the chance to get them all together this month - they will be mailed in March.

FREE pancakes at IHOP!

Struggling to figure out dinner plans tonight?  Fret no more!

Stop by IHOP on Tuesday (3/1) for National Pancake Day to get a FREE Short Stack of Pancakes between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. No purchase necessary, but you are asked to consider making a small donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Maybe we'll see you there!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Freebies, printable coupons & More!

  • ·         Play Denny’s Facebook Mix & Match game to win a free stack of pancakes with any entree purchase.  Coupon is valid through 2/28/11.
  • ·         Get a free movie rental code from any Redbox location, when you use the code QM4KTX6 at checkout. To use the code you will need to visit your local Redbox location, select “Rent with Promo Code,” enter code, select movie and continue to check out. Unfortunately, there’s no expiration date available for this code.  It is reportedly working at many Redbox Locations.
  • ·         RewardsGold is offerign a free one year subscription to Smithsonian magazine. We have subscribed to this magazine in the past and it is a great educational magazine.
  • ·         Just a reminder to register over at! Once you register, you’ll be eligible to receive a FREE pizza if the Super Bowl goes into overtime! Never before has a Super Bowl game been extended into overtime, so this would be a first! If the game goes into overtime, every registered member will receive 25 points, enough for a FREE (up to 3 topping) large pizza! And we’ll have until June 30th, 2011 to redeem the points. So the game just got a little more interesting!
  • ·         If you missed the FREE Flavor Friday coupons, you can still print out a $1/1 Coffee-mate coupon. Paired with a sale, you can get it cheap! Go to the Free Flavor Friday tab to print out your coupon.
  • ·         P & G has announced via their Facebook page that they will be having a special offer available on Monday for Facebook fans only. They say it isn’t a coupon or a sample but it valued at over $100. This makes me this it is a rebate offer? Sounds interesting. Go ahead and fan them on Facebook and we will hopefully get a good surprise on Monday!
  • ·         Request a free “I Love Pyrex” potholder. They are giving away 120,000.
  • ·         This is a very hot deal that you’ll want to jump on if you’ve never ordered from Mamapedia before. You can get a $10 voucher to CVS (or any other retailer on for just $5!
  • Please note: This deal is only available to first-time Mamapedia buyers and cannot be combined with referral credit or coupon codes.
  • If you have friends who might be interested in this deal, you can earn $10 in Mamapedia credit for each person who purchases through your referral code. Just click on the “Share This Deal” link to get your referral code.
  • ·         Click on the “Like” button on the Pilot Travel Center Facebook Page to print a coupon for a free hot beverage or oatmeal at Pilot Travel Centers. This coupon expires March 31, 2011.
  • ·         Sign up for a free sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion. (
  • ·         To celebrate hitting two million fans on Facebook, Baskin-Robbins has released a new buy-one-get-one-free printable coupon to use toward ice cream cones. Just click “Like” on their Facebook page to access the printable coupon.
  • ·         Redbox Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal!   Rent any two movies at the same time at Redbox and you’ll receive a promo code for a FREE rental. Make sure you enter your email address, because the code will be emailed to your account!
  • ·         Head over here to request a FREE issue of Handy Magazine, the official magazine of the Handyman Club of America. With your free issue, you’ll also receive a 4-in-1 tape measure, a 7-in-1 tool flashlight, and a precision screwdriver set. With your trial issue comes a 30-day membership in the Handyman Club of America, which has other benefits. But they will send you books and videos that you can preview for purchase, so if you don’t want to receive these items, it’s best to cancel after you receive the trial issue and free gifts.

Friday, February 4, 2011

January Totals

Walgreens $67.40
Meijer $36.35
Schnucks $38.54
CVS $16.18
Jewel $8.79
Cub Foods $7.88
Kroger $5.64

Total spent: $180.78

A little high - but I still have some gift cards and catalina coupons to use in the future!

January Rebates

Rebates Received

(5) $6.99 Mucinex
(3) $2 beef
$3 turkey
(2) $3.49 Planters
$3 Cortaid
(3) $20 P&G
(2) $3.39 TGIF Appetizers
$3 Pork
$3 Turkey

Total $126.71  received!

Rebates Lost
$2 Beef ($4 minimum purchase required but my purchase was only $3.99)
$2 Beef (sent in two rebates by mistake and it was limit of 1 per household)

Rebates Mailed
(4) $50 Alcohol Rebates (not included in budget)
(3) $2 Beef
(1) $3 Rotisserie Chicken
(5) $1.99 Finnesse
Total mailed $18.95 (plus $200 not included in budget)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Swagbucks - Are you signed up?

Have you signed up for Swagbucks yet?

By doing simple, everyday things like searching the web, you can earn points that you can cash in for free stuff.

I've been earning about 100 points a day and have been cashing in for a $5 Amazon gift card that costs 450 points.  So that's like getting $20 a month in free gift cards!

We did a lot of Amazon shopping this year for Christmas - so my goal is to pay for 2011 Christmas through my Swagbucks program!

Wanna try it out?

I can share some tips for how I earn points so you can earn em too!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Organic Food Deals?

So do you like to feed your family organic foods, but find them expensive?  Here's some deal on them!

  • Tom’s of Maine Only $0.99 at CVS and Walgreens: All deodorant, toothpaste and mouthwash from Tom’s of Maine are only $0.99 each this week. Get them at CVS for $3.99 minus $3 back in ECB’s (Limit 2) or at Walgreens for $3.99 minus $3 back in Register Rewards (Limit 1). Both deals are good through January 22, 2011. (Thanks, Organic Deals!)
  • New Organic Coupons at Mambo Sprouts: One of the best sources of printable organic coupons, Mambo Sprouts has just added or reset a bunch of new coupons. Coupons include $0.75/1 Santa Cruz, $1/1 Arrowhead Mills, $1/1 Udi’s Gluten Free Muffins or Cinnamon Rolls, $3/1 Country Life Supplements, $0.55/1 San-J soy sauce and many more.
  • Take a short quiz, answer the 12 questions correctly and Earthbound Farm will mail you a coupon for $1 off any of their products. Pair this with a sale for a great deal on organic produce.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Printable Coupons...

Printable coupons for $1 off Kraft singles (this probably won't last long!)

$0.50 off Starkist Tuna (print the coupon and then hold it until they are on sale for $1 at a store that doubles, or a Mega Deal at Kroger)

$1/1 Kikkoman product (should make the small bottles of soy sauce very cheap)

Sign Up Online Offers - Free Yoplait, Kitty Litter, & Hearing Aid Batteries!

I get a lot of offers in my email, texts, etc for free offers - so I thought I'd pass them along!

Sign up for Free Yoplait cup of yogurt
Free kitty litter FREE bag of kitty litter from Feline Pine! Just go here to get the rebate form. It is valid for up to a 10.2 pound bag (it says 7 but when you open the rebate, it says 7-10.2 pounds)!

Right now you can sign up to receive a free 4-pack of hearing aid batteries.  This offer is available through

Stop by Bath & Body Works on Facebook and click “Like” to get a printable coupon good for a FREE 2 oz Bottle of new Carried Away Body Lotion. This offer is good through Sunday (1/23).

Kellogg's has some new cereal flavors with Try Me Free Offers right on the box!  The great news about that is - you can use a coupon on that item and you still get the full price in a refund from Kelloggs!  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Meijer MPerks

Meijer has a relatively new program called MPerks. 

You register using your cell phone number, confirm the code they text to you, and then you can "load" e-coupons to your account and they will come off automatically when you buy the required items!

I've gotten some great coupons this way!  One time I had a $2 off any $2 purchase!  And right now I have a free 1/2 gallon of Meijer milk - no purchase necessary!

If you shop at Meijer - you should check this out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A few online deals...

I've come across a few deals while goofing around online this week - so I'd thought I'd pass em along!