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Apr
18

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards Program

Posted by Lisa

Like Pampers Gifts to Grow Reward Program, Huggies has come up with a new rewards program of it’s own.  The new Enjoy the Ride Rewards Program gives Huggies diaper users an opportunity to accumulate points and redeem them for prizes.  You can earn points when you sign up, enter codes, watch videos they have available and by answer their polls.  Right now you can redeem points for chances to win prizes such as a Makeover, $250 maternity gift card, $250 Pottery Barns Gift card and more. Right now you can get five points when you register and enter code TKHNF-RLPLS-TRPGB.  Then get an extra 2 points by entering code WPBXZ – RDDNS – PPPGB.  You will be able to find more codes in fliers, coupons and direct mailings.

Apr
17

Reminder

Posted by Lisa

If you’re looking for grocery and drug store deals, check out Grocery Gathering.  They always have the latest deals first listed by store, then by region.  Just remember there can be variations within your own region.

Mar
27

Want to Find the Grocery and Drug Store Deals?

Posted by Lisa

I used to post all my finds every week.  Then I discovered Grocery Gathering and got mighty lazy.  This is a great site.  Many different bloggers from all over the U.S. post their deals on the Gathering.  This allows you to check each store, by region, for deals.  It’s a great time and money saver.

I will warn you, however, that your grocery store may not have what’s listed for your region.  I’ve found that many times my stores are “off”.  That’s going to happen no matter what your source is – unless you know a blogger who blogs about the deals you have at your specific store location.  I’ve noticed in my own town that we have two different Krogers with two different sale items on many occasions.

National drugstore chains are another story, quite reliable for Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS.

Hunt around on this list and glean what you can.  It’s fairly well organized and easy to use.

Mar
24

Free Business 411

Posted by Lisa

If you’re a Fat Wallet junkie reader, you may already know this.  If you’re not, let me pass this little frugal nugget on to you.  The next time you need to call 411 to get a business phone number, call 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) instead.  It is free and they’ll even connect you.

Feb
28

Want More Freebies?

Posted by Lisa

Here’s a way to get more freebies than what you always see listed on sites and blogs.  These freebies will be products you actually use!  Here’s how to do it:

1. Make a list of everything you use on a regular basis.

2. Using your list, go to each company’s web site.  Look for:

  • Printable coupons (those are immediate coupons/discounts to be had)
  • Free samples (when you get those, they usually come with coupons)
  • Mailing lists/newsletters (sign up to get the heads up on new products/promotions/coupons)
  • Sweepstakes (long term payoff if you win)

3.  Email the company with a short note of how much you like and use their products, then request coupons.  Include your mailing address.  They usually send high value coupons and freebies.

It’s a simple process, that may take some time to complete, but it’s a great money saving project to do in your spare time.

Remember, you can always go to Coupon Tom and type in your favorite products.  If there’s a coupon out there, it will pull it up for you to print.

Feb
18

Almost Garden Time – In Texas Anyway

Posted by Lisa

In Texas we have two growing seasons.  If you’re planting soon (March 15th in my zone), you might want to join the Garden Club at Calloway’s/Cornelius Nursery.  They’ll email you a coupon for $10 off $20 purchase.  I’m not positive, but it looks like you’d be able to use it repeatedly, but you might want to ask first.  I just got my coupon today, though I joined a month ago.

They have other money saving programs as well.  Just walk in and ask them to explain them to you.

Feb
15

No More RedPlum Inserts in Many Newspapers Across U.S.

Posted by Lisa

My newspaper (that includes all of Texas) is one of them.  Here is a post explaining how you can still get your coupons by mail if you fill out this form.

Feb
09

Beech-Nut Parent Pack Freebies

Posted by Lisa

Get the following freebies by calling 1-800-523-6633 and requesting your free Parent Pack.  (Thanks, Baby Good Buys)

  • 2 Coupons: Save $1 off any variety of Beech-Nut cereal
  • Coupon: Buy 3, Get 1 Free on any Beech-Nut Stage 1 fruit or vegetable
  • Coupon: Save $1 on any 10 Beech-Nut items
  • Coupon: Save $.50 on any 4 Beech-Nut DHA+ items
  • Coupon: Save $1 on any 5 Beech-Nut Let’s Grow Mini Meals or Tummy Trays
  • Coupon: save $1 on any 2 Beech-Nut Let’s Grow Bakery, Fruit Nibbles or Yogurt Nibbles
  • Rebate: send in 48 Beech-Nut baby proofs of puchase and get 4 $1 off coupons by mail
  • Rebate: send in 96 Beech-Nut baby proofs of puchase and get 8 $1 off coupons by mail
  • Guide to Feeding Your Baby
Feb
09

Kroger Loves Senior Citizens

Posted by Lisa

Kroger has a great program for senior citizens.  Seniors, get 10% off all store brand items you purchase.  This benefit is connected to your Kroger card, so if you got your Kroger card as a senior, then it should already be working.  If you’re not sure, just take your Kroger card to customer service and have them check your card to see if the program is working.  If it isn’t, they’ll activate it for you.  I love it when businesses honor our senior citizens and servicemen.  You should always ask businesses for senior programs/discounts. (Thanks, Mom)

Feb
09

Sambucol $4 Off Coupon

Posted by Lisa

If you’re one of those “flipped out over Sambucol” people, such as myself, you’ll appreciate this coupon for $4 off.  I usually stock up at CVS in the fall when they have their ECB match up.  I max on that offer.  Nice to know it’s a little cheaper in case we run out of stash.  Sambucol is an immunity system support , elderberry extract.

Feb
09

Heinz Baby Club and Freebies

Posted by Lisa

If you join Heinz Baby Club, you’ll receive a reusable shopping bag with freebies in it.  This is great for young mothers or mothers to be.  Also, for any mother, don’t forget about Caregivers Marketplace which gives you cash back on certain products just for being a caregiver.

Jan
19

GasBuddy.com

Posted by Lisa

GasBuddy.com helps you find the current cheapest gas prices in your town.  Not only is it great for filling up in town, but if you’re planning a car trip, you can check out prices along your route.  It constantly updates.  I’ve put this on My Favorite Money Saving Sites page.

Jan
13

Make Lip Gloss from Broken Eye Shadow & Blush

Posted by Lisa

How many times have we thrown away make-up before its time simply because it cracked?  Let’s face it.  Once it cracks, it’s difficult to keep it from turning into tiny, unusable chunks.  Well, here’s a wonderful little tip on how to put those broken pieces to great use.

Make your own lip gloss!  All you have to do is finely crush the make-up with the back of a spoon, the handle of a table knife or whatever you have.  It’s easy to turn it back into powder.  Then mix it with a little petroleum jelly and voila!  Lip gloss!  Eye shadows are the best.  They offer many shimmery colors.  It’s great to use old blush as well.  That way you’ll have lip gloss that matches the color of your blush!

You can store your creations in those tiny little lip balm jars.  I get 3 of them in a bag for $1 at the dollar store.

There you have it – a frugal answer to recycling those old, broken make-up compacts all women have stored somewhere in the back of the bathroom cupboard.  For more fabulous tips, check out all the “Works for Me Wednesday” posts over at Rocks in My Dryer.  If you just came from there, check out my home page for more frugal deals.

Jan
08

More Free Pampers Points

Posted by Lisa

If you’re collecting Pampers “Gifts to Grow” points, go here to get some freebie points.  To learn more about the program look here.

Jan
05

Cellfire Digital Coupons

Posted by Lisa

No clipping, no printing, no forgetting.  For savings on shopping, groceries, restaurants & entertainment using your cell phone, go to Cellfire.com.