Entries from October 22, 2006 - October 28, 2006


Weekend Update

It's the weekend already! It's hard to believe it's almost November. Be sure to check out our freebie and coupons lists to make sure you aren't missing out on deals that end October 31st! Halloween is in a few days and before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas! I have lots of new stuff to share with you!

Target page has been updated with the newest deals, a must check out!

Dress up like a burrito, taco, bol or salad and receive a free burrito at Chipotle

New Disneyshopping.com instant win game

Free Better Homes and Gardens cookbook w/ Zippo lighter purchase

Allure November giveaway list- bookmark it!

Meijer 2 day super sale, ends Saturday

Free Gillette Fusion sample

Pepcid Complete free sample

Office Depot freebie printable coupon- 10pk CD-R Media

Free $5 Starbucks coffee card from HP

Free 6-Pack BOOST Glucose Control Nutritional Drink w/ Survey


Mid-Week Update

It seems like everyone I know is facing a gap between income and expenses, meaning expenses are more than income! This is addressed in a recent article. Some tips they suggest include watching your budget. One way I stretch my budget is to send away for freebies. For example, I always sign up for laundry detergent samples. Because of this, I haven't had to buy detergent in a long time! And another easy (and fun!) way to do this is to visit Savingsmania.com daily for all kinds of great deals! Here are some deals!

Family Christian 20% off fill a bag event- 11/18/06

Free antibiotics at Meijer, click for the list + details!

Sign up to be a Nike product tester

Quizno's- free bottle of Dole Sparklers, w/ purchase of sub, salad or bread bowl- 11/6/06

Steak & Ale- $5 off 1 adult entree- 11/1/06

Free Basis Facial Cleanser sample

Free Nivea lotion sample

Free Cottonelle Fresh wipes sample

Jo Ann 40% off printable coupon- 10/31/06

Lane Bryant, 25% off $50+- 10/31/06


Monday Update

We had a good weekend, did some grocery shopping at the "soon to be closed" Tops. They were a ghost town today. It was kind of nice to shop without fighting the crowds, like you have to at Giant Eagle. I'm really worried that Giant Eagle is going to become the grocery store monopoly. I like having a choice of where to shop. My other favorite store, Meijer, is about an hour away. I hope the Tops near me is replaced with another store.

Some good news, Walmart is going to start selling $4 generic drugs in other states now, along with Florida. See the article.

And there are a couple of recalls to tell you about:

Ballard's Farm Sausage Inc. said Saturday it is recalling its egg salad in 17 states because of possible contamination: The company said tests showed mixed results for Listeria monocytogenes. The bacterium can cause serious or fatal infections in young children or elderly people. It also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Ballard's President David Ballard said the company has temporarily suspended producing egg salad while it investigates the contamination. Consumers can return the 12-ounce containers of egg salad for a refund. The company did not say where the containers were sold.
The states involved in the recall are Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

Baby Cookie Monster Plush Toys: This recall involves the Baby Cookie Monster plush toy packaged with certain Sesame Beginnings Make Music Together DVDs. The blue plush toy has a small, felt fabric cookie attached to its hand. The plush toy and DVD are packaged in a yellow and green box with the words “Sesame Beginnings” and “Make Music Together” printed on the front. The product is labeled for children ages 6 months and up. (Sold at Walmart)

Here's more!

Free gym bag (seen in Fitness magazine): Purchase 2 of the participating products: Playtex Sport, Always Clean Pads, Metabolife Ultra. Send original Rite Aid receipt with products circled to:
Fitness Magazine
Attn: Kristin Rizz/RiteAid
125 Park AveNY NY 11017

Enter your baby in the 2007 babyGap casting call- win Gap clothing, a college fund and more!

Halloween printables from Land o Lakes

Oprah magazine freebie: Free O necklace w/ Nautica purchase

Free Noxzema sample

Panera Bread, free Wi-Fi access

Free music downloads, when you buy Scotties tissues- 12/31/06

Free Nicorette Fruit Chill gum sample

Free Coca-Cola 2007 Calendar- Call 1 800 438-2653 Mon.-Sun. from 9am - 7pm ET

Eddie Bauer free shipping code: SHIPPING, Oct.23 and Oct.24

LL Bean free shipping code: 2324840


Giant Eagle deals:

~Ends 10/25/06: Buy any 5 participating Heinz products in 1 shopping transaction with the frequent shopper card and receive a $5 coupon off your next order. Eligible products are Ore Ida frozen potatoes 20.2-32 oz, Bagel Bites 7 oz., Heinz Ketchup 32/36 oz., Classico Pasta Sauce 10-26 pz., Heinz Gravy 12 oz., Smart Ones Entrees/desserts 5-11 oz.

~Buy select Sony dvd's and get 20¢ off per gallon of fuel (fuelperks). Ends Nov.1st.

Target deal: Buy (2) Enfamil Lipil 28.5 oz and receive a $5 Target gc

CVS deals:
~$10 Extrabucks for every (5) prescriptions purchased
~$10 Extrabucks for every $20 spent on Revlon cosmetics or beauty tools
~$9.99 Extrabucks, when you buy Loreal hip makeup
~$5.00 Extrabucks, when you buy $20+ skin effects products
~$1.50 Extrabucks, when you buy Ban deodorant
~$5 Extrabucks, when you spend $10+ on Advil or Robitussin
~$2 Extrabucks, when you buy Boost

Tops deals:
~Kellogg's cereal, pop tarts or fruit snacks, 2/$4 (combine with coupons)
~Michelina meals, 10/$10
~Celeste pizza, 10/$10
~Friendly's Sundae to Go cups, 10/$10
~Kraft barbcue sauce, 10/$10
~Coke 2 liters, 10/$10
~Ocean Spray, 10/$10
~Powerbars, 10/$10
~White Rain shampoo or conditioner, 99¢ (coupons)
~Mueller's pasta, 2/$1 (coupons)

Meijer deals:
~Buy (5) Tombstone or DiGiorno pizzas and get a free Capri Sun Sport 10 pack (coupons)
~Hamburger Helper, 10/$10, get the 11th free (coupons)
~Pepsi 2 liters, 10/$10, get the 11th for free
~Act II or Crunch N Munch, 10/$10, get the 11th for free (coupons)
~Country Crock, 10/$10, get the 11th for free (coupons)
~Printable coupons in ad for Halloween costumes and Halloween candy, pg.12
~Buy any (5) Hershey fun size candy bags and get a free Sterilite tote
~Free Kraft cream cheese, with purchase of Seattle's Best Coffee
~Buy (2) 24 pks. of Coca Cola and get (1) 12 pk of Nestea