Entries from December 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009


After Christmas Deals

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here's the latest!

$15 P&G Coupon Booklet

JCPenney printable coupons- 12/28/09

Gymboree Semi-Annual Sale

Bath and Body Works Yellow Sale

Yankee Candle Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

125x125 Disney Holidays

Ikea, kids eat free- 1/3/10

Pampers free 10 pt. code

Harry and David Clearance Sale

JCPenney After Christmas Sale

Macy's After Christmas Sale

Print your holiday memories for FREE! Click below!

--Free Redbox rental with code ACME25

Victoria's Secret, free Beauty Rush lip gloss w/ any purchase- 1/20/10

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC


Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a warm and wonderful Christmas! I'll be back on Saturday with all the deals!


Mid-Week Update

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I think I finally have my Christmas shopping done. I did a lot of things last minute this year. I got a few things at Costco and they were really busy. Hard to believe tomorrow night is Christmas Eve already!


- Old Navy has 40% off holiday stocking stuffers and wrapping paper. A lot of clothing was on sale too.

- Target has already started clearancing holiday items 30% off. I got a pretty set of holiday glasses for $10.

- I went into Hallmark yesterday to use the $5 coupons that expire tomorrow. Nothing really stood out to me, though later I thought I could have used the coupons on cards! I really wanted a few ornaments, but they were so expensive!

Dine. Shop. Travel. Save.

Borders, 30% off- 12/24/09

Free Random House books

Staples, 20% off any gps- 12/23/09

Con Agra offer: Purchase $10 of participating products and get $25 in coupons- 3/28/10

Test drive a SmartCar and get a $25 Target gift card


50 Fun Holiday Gift Ideas

Here are our 50 best fun, affordable holiday gift ideas:

1. Make cookies or fudge and wrap them in a reusable container.

2. Cook a special dinner for a friend or loved one.

3. Give someone a special a day of pampering.

4. Create a drawing or painting that has special meaning.

5. Make them a piece of jewelry out of seashells or beads.

6. Video rental gift cards
(Or make it into a movie gift basket and include the gift card, popcorn, and 2 bottles of soda, packaged in a bowl)

7. Pass along a family heirloom or something that has sentimental value.
(One of my favorite gifts was a silver jewelry box and old-fashioned earrings that my grandmother gave me.)

8. Give them breakfast in bed.

9. Give them an old photograph that has been tucked away for some time.
(Making a photo into a 5x7 or 8x10 and framing it is a great idea!)

10. Create a hobby scrapbook with images, articles and tidbits about their favorite activity.
(One of my favorite gifts have been scrapbooks from family members.)

11. Create a gift voucher for one hour of doing whatever they want.

12. Weed their garden for them or rake their lawn.

13. Gourmet coffees with a personal coffee cup

14. Give them a pound of their favorite kind of chocolates or nuts.

15. Child's artwork, framed
(Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc. will love this gift!)

16. Journal with special inscription inside

17. Teacup with box of herbal tea

18. Deck of cards and book of card game rules
(Great gift for guys!)

19. Homemade cocoa mix in a pretty jar
(Include a mug!)

20. Collage of special photos
(One year I made my mother in law a collage of her favorite photos, she loved it!)

21. Gel pens and pretty stationary
(Teen girls will love this gift!)

22. Bottle of sparkling cider

23. Home baked bread, include recipe

24. Disposable camera

25. Basket filled with deli cheese and fruit

26. Craft supplies
(Find out what kinds of crafts the recipient likes and put together a basket for them)

27. Holiday serving bowl or platter

28. Pretty basket filled with special jams or mustards

29. Decorative napkins and napkin rings

30. Fancy chocolate bars tied with a ribbon
(Godiva is a good pick!)

31. Gardening gloves with a plant or flower seeds

32. Photo album, hand decorated is even better

33. Makeup tote

34. Homemade cookie mix with instructions for baking
(Package in glass containers, attach with a pretty ribbon, see instructions here)

35. Variety of bread mixes

36. Special coffee cup filled with candy

37. Fancy magazines tied together with a pretty ribbon
(Sign up for a subscription and attach a note "Look for 12 more issues in your mailbox!")

38. Gourmet popcorn and flavored oil

39. Locally made barbeque or steak sauce with basting brush

40. Pancake or waffle mix and a bottle of real maple syrup

41. Movie theater gift cards

42. Board games
(Amazon has tons of board games on sale right now!)

43. Home-baked cookies

44. Note cards and book of stamps

45. Picture frames

46. Specialty cookbook
(Include mixing spoons and a bowl)

47. Pretty glass jar filled with candy

48. Collectible sports cards

49. Muffin mixes with muffin pan

50. Nail polish kit



Monday Update

On Friday night, we went out to Lodi. I had a gift card for Bath and Body Works and $10/$30 coupon and got some really cute gifts! We also went into Harry and David and I picked up a few stocking stuffers. My husband got Hawaiian sauce for the meatballs he cooked on Sunday. Saturday, we stayed home most of the day, then had to go out later to return a few things to Target.

On Sunday we stopped after church and got Honey Wheat bread at Panera. We also decided to try their Holiday bread. Wow, it is good! It is almost like a pastry and has a combination of cranberries, chocolate chips, apple filling and icing.


Have you checked out the Amazon board game sale? $4.99 for a lot of games. Stock up for next year, birthdays coming up! Take a look before Amazon raises more prices!

Ihop National Pancake Day, Feb.23, 2010

Need a fast gift that everyone will love? Amazon gift cards! Click below!

Wow, $5 magazine subscriptions from Hearst! Oprah, Good Housekeeping, much more!

Target printable: Friskies cat food coupons

--Pepsi 12 pks, $1.50 each! Print this coupon

- Free 12 pk. of batteries from Staples after rebate!
You'll need to become a rewards member, it's free!

Waffle House, free sausage biscuit coupon


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