Entries from December 11, 2005 - December 17, 2005


Weekend Update

If you've been thinking of doing some online shopping, Amazon.com for example, ends their super saver shipping today, Dec.16th. Check out the deals and save some money! Also, this is the busiest shopping weekend of the holiday season, even busier than Black Friday! So if you are venturing out, be aware of traffic jams and long lines!

Pier One 10% off- Dec.17-24, 2005

Pick your favorite charity and Pepsi will make a donation

Quizno's, b1g1f coupons, $2.99 sub coupon, more

Staples, $15 off $75+- 12/31/05

Very cute, Hello Kitty printable gift tags


My Favorite Christmas Traditions + Updates

9 days until Christmas!! More snow today and it will continue all day! At least it helps get me in the Christmas spirit! As a kid, I loved making snowflakes out of construction paper and clothespin reindeer with googly eyes. My sister and I would help our mom make sugar cookies, cutting them out with cookie cutters was the best part! And of course decorating the tree. Some years we had an artificial and others we got a real tree, fresh from my grandparents woods. There really is nothing like the smell of fresh pine! And I did believe in Santa Claus until I was almost 9 years old.

As a mom, I'm figuring out how to make memories for my family. I've started picking out recipes that will be unique to our family. My mother in law is the best cook and I don't want to make the same cookies and treats as her, she'd win hands down! We also have an artificial tree that we put up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Other traditions include a Christmas lunch with my husband (usually at TGIFridays), a Christmas party with our church group, donating to Toys for Tots, making cookies with my son (he loves to help me in the kitchen), and I'm adding to this list each year! I think tradition is a very important part of Christmas!

Here's some new stuff:

Free Idahoan potato sample

Meijer Super Saturday sale- Dec.17

Meijer Santa bucks, printable coupons

Free Olay, when you send in your old moisturizer

Target ecards, wallpaper and screensavers

Free California Raisins calendar

Boston Market printables- $5 off holiday banquet and $10 off $75+ catering order- 12/31/05

New Target printable, Luvs $2 off- 1/31/06


Awesome Towel deal, Free Itunes, more

Many new things to share with you. First, have you seen the towel deal on the front page, 18 towels for $55! This is a bargain, especially if you are looking to update your towels, or give towel sets as gifts.


Free recipe booklet from Folgers Use code nqujk-hrhsx

Cool gift idea- Blockbuster ecoupon, $12.95, good for last minute gifts!

Buy an itunes gc and receive free itunes, $20= 10 free songs, $50= 25 free songs- 12/31/05

Best Buy 10% off- 12/18/05

Hallmark, $5 off $20+- 12/24/05

Waldenbooks, Save $10 When You Spend $50 or More or Save $20 When You Spend $80 or More- 12/19/05


Happy Monday!

If you've been planning on shopping online, do it now before Dec.16! This week is the cut off for getting your items shipped for free at Amazon! Check out these links for gifts:

Under $10 Deals

Under $25 Deals

More Amazon Deals

Amazon Electronics Deals

And don't forget to check this coupon list before shopping in store!

Here's more!

~Tops has triple coupons this week, plus b1g1f Hallmark greeting card coupon. Also, keep saving up your points until Dec.24th for reward certificates!
~Purchase $25+ of Pepsi or Lay's products until 12/17 and receive $5 off your next shopping visit.

~This week's flier has a $20 with prescription coupon- 1/26/06