Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Disney Reward Code... 25 points!!!

Here is a new code FPSNN83JX9 for 25 points!!!

What cha doing this Summer??

Last year I posted about our fantastic free summer and what we did....So, I am now going over my ideas for this year...

Swimming, $25.00 for the entire summer with the State Park Pass. We have 2 favorite park ponds...we may try a few others, depending on the cost of gas. This pass if for one vechile, no matter who is in the car.
Father's Day Concert, Free with State Park Pass. Each year we pack a blanket and head to the State Park and enjoy a Ken Lonniquist Concert. My kids love it.
Hiking, Free with State Park Pass
Fishing in Trout Pond, Free with State Park Pass
Library, Summer Library Program, FREE. Kids get to do events, read for prizes and enjoy free movies.
SummerFest, I have 2 free tickets from a summer fest survey
Bowling, Signed up for Kids Play Free program and each child gets 2 free games a DAY!
Family Fun Night in Town, Our Local Park and Rec brings music and events free for families on Thursday night. So, there is several events planned there. Concerts, Animal Shows, Big Rigs, Etc.
Chicago Natural History Museum, Free with our family membership. We got a great deal on the family membership this year. So, this is the year we focus on museums. This will cost us gas. We will pack our own food and drinks.
EAA Flight Museum, again from our family pass, we can stay overnight at some family's home and bring food. So, cost of gas is our only expense.
Wisconsin Dells???? Don't know yet
Camping, camping is not free, but with the State Park Sticker we can camp cheaply and have great family time.
Henry Villa Zoo, Located in Madison Wisconsin. Admission is Free, Parking is Free and it's right on the lake so we can pack a lunch and have a wonderful picnic!! We love doing this and do it almost every summer!
Milwaukee Brewers Game,  Free tickets with the Com'on Back deal. $5.00 for shipping and handling. Parking ( if we don't find it for free) and the cost of gas. We will bring food with us.
6 Flags Great America, Free tickets for the kids from the reading program, buy one get one free ticket discount coupon. We would pay for the one ticket on the BOGO, gas to get there and I am hoping for the Coke Rewards deals like last year. That covered dinner for all of us. We will wait and see on that!

This list is not finished, but it gives you an idea of how much Wisconsin has to offer for free. Many of these events I find by reading websites and our local newspaper.  Last year, The Wisconsin Historical Society had free Musueum Mondays. We are waiting to hear that announcement again. Also, I understand that the EAA and the Chicago Museum are not completely free, but we got such a good deal on that and it will be included this year. Also Wisconsin Dells, depends on what happens. Last year we got lucky and got tickets. I think this year may be more difficult because people are aware of the different giveaways and coupons. We will see.  Also, understand that Free Days at any event are more busy. People are taking advantage of the offer. So plan accordingly.

What Free options do you have in your area?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Free Subway Breakfast Sandwich on April 30th

OK, I heard this on the radio, so I am not sure which markets will be doing this. BUT, I wanted to mention it. On Friday, April 30th there will be a free subway breakfast sandwich to each person who visits there store. I believe I heard 7am to 10am. DID anyone else hear this commerical? I am hoping to hear it again tomorrow morning. I have looked for it on the internet and found no information.  I want to know what areas are doing this!


Yoplait Greek Yogart Cup IP coupon

Follow this LINK to print a IP coupon for .45 cents off ONE cup of Yoplait Greek Yogart!

The Frugal Life.... just random thoughts...and the internet...

Frugal Living is a choice. It's choosing to make choices that are needs and not wants. . Recently, I had a friend who had no money, no home and just started a job but hadn't gotten paid yet..... but told me that she deserved a "treat" of the most expensive ice cream there was. My daughter, who heard this, asked me why she could do that and we couldn't. I told her that we need to make choices and that just because you want something doesn't mean it's a need. I had to show my daughter that my friends "need" wasn't a need at all but a want.

My family has choosen at times to not spend money. Not because we are "Scrooge" but because we have to make ever penny count! We don't have cable, we don't have caller ID, we don't have cell phone with cameras and texting on them. .... but we also don't have the BILLS and Debt that most families have. It's a choice and a lifestyle.

I am not saying that having those things are bad or wrong, just the opposite. I am saying that you are making choices that will impact your future. Recently, BOTH cars both down in the same week. Over $1,600 in repairs. We had a choice, put it on credit card or use our emergency fund. Due to the choices we have made, we had enough in our emergency fund to pay for it. It still hurt us financially ( emergency fund is very low and summer is just around the corner), and with my husband's layoff it's made it extremely tough to get by but we have the knowledge and faith to know that we will survive and we can do what we can to make ends meet. We know that the choices we make effect our future.

With that said, I use the internet not only for coupons and freebies but for a wealth of other ways to save and learn. Here are a few examples:

1. I want to encourage my kids to learn, so I use many different kidsafe websites to help them including;;
and many others

2. I try to do things on my own. Like trim my daughters hair. There are several great sites to help you learn things. I like or

3. I love to read and I also am looking for some hard to find books. There is a great website to trade books ( you pay the shipping here but at least they have some hard to find books) at

4. Check your Credit Report!! Always know what is going on with your credit! The only free site for credit reports is

5. My husband is not good at fixing things..but there is a great site to help him. It's and

6.  Use the Library!!  The Library is a great free resource!! Not only for books, but movies, music and more!  Also, look to see if your community has a Library Bulletin Board..And the have Free Internet Access.

7. is a great website for finding free things in your community. Understand that depending on who moderates your specific area, this can be a great resource or a weak one.

There are tons of great resources. There are many ways to save money. This is a lifestyle, not a burden and how you look at it will determine your perpective of it.

It's been a great frugal weekend for us. We went to Wisconsin Dells water park for free, the kids got a free lunch, and a wonderful family was cleaning out their freezer and asked if we wanted any of the extra food. We said yes and got some great frozen foods!!! This will at least keep us another week or two without going out to grocery shop!!  Also, my husband and I got to go on a date Friday night, it was free admission to an event at church and we found someone to babysit the kids for free. Thank goodness God provided all those things for us because we just paid the bill on the 2 cars breaking down!! OUCH! :) But, the weekend was great, we had fun and basically just paid for the gas to get around!!

Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Sample

On Facebook, Sign up as a fan and then get your free sample of Aveeno +Nourish Hair Care Sample.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cheap Toliet Paper Again...

Today in the Smart Source Coupons Section...there is the Free Marcal Toilet Paper coupon. The coupon states free for a single roll or $1.00 of the other products. Woodmans has this toilet paper for $1.29 a 4 pack, which makes it .29 cents after coupons.

Wagreen's Great Deals This week...

Walgreen's has some great deals this week:

Stayfree Maxi Pads 
- $1.00 coupon in today's Sunday Coupons
$1.99 and you get a $2.99 RR back

Dental Flossers
  $2.00 and you get a $2.00 RR back,

Skintimate Shave Cream
  $2.99 and you get a $2.99 RR back

Personal Personal Hair Trimmer
 $4.99 and you get a $4.99 RR back

Tone Body Wash
 $3.99 and there is a $3.00 RR back, so total pay is .99 cents

Red Box Deal

IF you like Redbox, this deal is for you! Between now and April 30th, Rent 3 movies and Redbox will email you a code for a free movie!

Now the fine print: Offer valid between 12:00 AM CDT April 14 and 11:59 PM CDT April 30. To qualify for the free rental in May you must provide your email address at the time of check-out. Only paid rentals made during the offer period qualify. Rentals prior to the valid dates will not qualify toward the minimum rental requirement. Only one free rental will be awarded per customer.
Free one-night rental will be delivered via email in the form of a promo code. Promo codes are valid for the first night of rental only. Your credit or debit card is necessary to redeem your promo code, and will be charged the nightly rental fee plus tax, if applicable, for every subsequent night after the free rental period.
Promo code is not transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers. Limit 1 promo code per transaction. Offer void where prohibited by law.You have received this email as a registered user of the email list.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Freebies!!!

  • Disney Store is celebrating Earth Day with an activity families can do together to teach kids to recycle and keep unnecessary trash out of our waterways. Fight for a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and be part of the solution! Bring in SIX empty plastic bottles or soda cans to the Disney Store on Thursday, 4/22. Each Guest that successfully tosses the bottles into the globe bin will receive a FREE Friends for Change and Disney Store youth sized baseball cap, while supplies last! Baseball caps are made out of 100% recycled materials. Limit one baseball cap per Guest when they bring in 6 bottles/cans, while supplies last.
  • Gain free admission into all 392 U.S. national parks now through Sunday, April 25.
  • •Babies R Us will give you a free reusable tote bag if you bring a valid coupon (PDF LINK) into its stores through April 22. Plus, you'll get a 25% discount off all the clothing and shoes you can fit into the bag.

Marcal Small Steps IP coupon

Marcal Small Steps is a company that uses recycled paper for klennex, paper towels, toilet paper and napkins. On their website you can print a coupon for $1.00 off any item. At Woodman's Grocery Store, the 4 pack of Toilet Paper is $1.29. So you can get a 4 pack for .29 cents after coupon.

Monday, April 19, 2010

ArtsCow...Free Coasters, No Shipping!!

This is a completely free offer, with no delivery fees required. Simply log onto our Facebook Coupons fan page and follow the instructions stated within to redeem a free twin set of photo drinks coasters.
All you have to do is become a fan of ArtsCow (if you have not already done so), and refer 3 of your friends. A user-specific code will then be revealed for you to use during checkout.
Expiry Date: 04/22/2010

So if you want a complimentary set of personalized drinks coasters and enjoy various other offers, log into Facebook and become a fan of ArtsCow now.
Don't ponder any longer as this offer is limited to the first 3,000 orders.

Terms and Conditions
1. Coupon code is applicable for single use only
2. Only one coupon code can be redeemed per household
3. ArtsCow has the right to terminate this promotion at any given time without prior notice.
4. In case of dispute, ArtsCow’s decision is final
5. Offer will expire upon first 3,000 orders or expiration date, whichever is earlier.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Disney Rewards Code

If you got the April Newsletter you will see the code at the bottom of the email. The code is PO0HO5338ZW Not a member of Disney Rewards? Email me and I will get you the information!

Big Shopping Trip....$137.69 after coupons...whew!

Ok...I have had better trips and I didn't find as many sales on meats (thus we didn't buy much of that)...This one was kinda long ( or maybe I am just getting too old for this!!LOL) Anyways, We left at 10:30 and returned at 3:30...5 hours. Gas spent $6.43 ( according to the gas mileage cost calculator I found on line) OOP for all the stops was $137.69 and I got $10.00 in gift cards back.  It would have cost me $276.43 that includes the sale prices ( not the full prices, because who in the world would pay full price?) So about a 50% savings off the sale prices. Averages to $45.89 per week for 3 weeks. You will see in my menu that I am using a lot of items from the Stockpile.

I didn't take pictures....

2 packs of shredded cheese, on sale
4 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Total after Coupons:$5.70

4 boxes of Fruit Snacks
Total: $2.34

4 boxes of Fruit Snacks
3 cans of Red Gold Tomatoes
1 box of speghetti noodles
Kiwi Shoe polish
Total after coupons: $4.72

2 bags of Taco Chips, on sale .89 cents
2 packages of Sugar
5 4 pks of Marcal TP, $1.29, I had the $1.00 off coupons
2 single rolls of TP, free after coupon
2 Yoplait Yo Go's
5 Frozen Pizzas
1 pack of Marcel Napkins'
Total After coupons: 21.17

1 egg coloring kit, ( 75% off and we are ready for next year!)
1 bag of Gummy Bunnies, .24 cents
1 12 roll TP, On sale for $5.00, had a $1.00 off coupon
4 TGIFriday's Snacks, $1.99, had the $1.50 off coupon
5 bottles of Snuggle, $3.99 on sale, .99 cents after coupon
1 J&J first aid kit, had a $1.00 off coupon
1 can of Cashews, on clearance for $1.00
1 boxs of Puffs tissue, on sale and I had a $1.00 off coupon
Total after coupons: $15. 78

2 boxes of Crystal Light TO GO drink mix
2 bottles of Frank's Hot sauce
1 cup of Express Oatmeal
4 CFL Light bulbs
2 Cat Treats
3 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend a Cleaner, $7.99, had $5.00 off coupon and if you buy 3  you get a $5.00 gift card
3 Scrubbing bubbles cleaner, $2.49, had .75 cents off coupon and if you buy 3 you get a $5.00 gift card
Total after coupons: $12.12 and I got $10.00 in gift cards for next time.

4 cat litters
2 clearance fruit snacks from Easter, .25 cents
1 tub of strawberries
5 packs of Jumbo Hot dogs
2 packs of cheese slices
3 cans of speghettios
5 pounds of ground turkey
1 bag of corn chips
1 jug of coffee creamer
2 boxes of salisbury steaks
1 box of chicken Parmagiana
5 boxes of Mac and Cheese
3 frozen concentrates of Apple and grape juice
2 Easter Play doh Sets, 49 cents each
1 5 pound bag of sugar
Total: 48.62

Piggly Wiggly:
6 packs of bacon
4 dozen eggs
1 pack of Bagels
1 pack of English Muffins
2 pounds of grapes
2 packs of Oreos
1 gallon milk
Total after coupons: $14.68

Kwik Trip
2 cake donuts, Free with Kids club card
2 milks, Free with Kids Club coupons
4 dozen eggs
4 bags of milk
4 loafs of bread
2.8 pounds of bananas
1 tomatoe
1 10 count bag of brat buns
Total: $12.56 my menu:
Breakfast (Goal: 21 breakfast/ 4people)
Cereal with milk ( 8 meals- pretty much any school day)
Yougart with fruit ( 4 meals - the other school days)
English muffin/egg sandwich (2 meals)
Eggs and bacon (4 meals)
Eggs and sausage ( 1 meal)
Cinnamon Rolls ( 1 meal)
Instant Oatmeal ( 2 meals)
Bagel with Cream cheese ( mommy on the go!)
Crepes (1 meal)
Pancakes (1 meal)

Lunches: Husband ( 21 lunches), Myself ( 15 work lunches, 6 home lunches), kids ( 15 school lunches, 6 home lunches) - Kids lunches at school are not included in menu.
Kids Home Lunches
Mac and Cheese (2 meals)
Hot Dogs, applesauce (2 meals)
Speghettios ( 1 meal)
Grilled Cheese Sandwich ( 1 meal)

Husband and I lunches
Hot Dogs and applesauce ( 2 meals)
Mini Pizzas ( 6 meals)
Ramen Noodles ( 2 meals)
Soup ( 3 meals)
Pizza Pockets ( 2 meals)
Beef Enchilda Frozen Meals ( 2 meals)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches ( 1 meal)
Bagel Bite Pizza Snacks (1 meal)
Steamables Chicken Meal for 2 (1 meal)
Taco Salad ( 1 meal)
and left overs. :)

Dinner ( 21 meals)
Salisbury steak meals with side dish ( 2 meals)
Chicken Parmisana (1 meal)
Walking Tacos ( 1 meal)
Turkey, side of veggies ( 4 meals)  We got a big 19 pound turkey after Thanksgiving, my husband plans on cooking it this week! I know we will get more than 4 different meals out of it...but I am being conservative.
Frozen Pizza (3 meals)
Pot Roast in Crock Pot (2 meals)
Hamburger Helper (4 meals)
Speghetti ( 4 meals)
Tacos ( 1meal)
Edited to add...found 5 bacon wrapped steaks in the chest freezer...I will make a meal out of that too!

Pasta Roni
Rice a Roni
Mashed Potatoes
AuGraten Potatoes

Kool Aid
Crystal Light

Fruit Snacks
Sun Chips
Youplait Yo Gos
Dannon Dinominos

Friday, April 16, 2010

My shopping trip tonight...

I haven't done a big shopping trip in a really long time. We are eating down our stock pile but even that is running out of a few was a quick trip...I will have to finish shopping tomorrow.

1 container Daisy Sour Cream ( .50 cent off coupon that doubled)
2 4quarter Butters ( store sale for $1.50 each)
1 bag of Cheese Broccoli ( $1.00 off coupon, on sale for $2.00)
2 4pound bags of sugar ( 50 cent coupons that doubled)
1 bag of Sunchips ( free coupon from facebook)
4 boxes of Betty Crocker fruit snacks ( .50 cents a box after coupons)
1 box of speghetti noodles ( $1.37 on sale, had a $1.00 off coupon)
Total: $24.93
After coupons: $13.46
So I saved about 50%, but considering they are perishables that we are completely out of...I was happy!

Then Walgreens:
1 bottle 7UP
2 bags of TGI Friday's snacks ( $1.99, had $1.50 IP coupon from my orange box to the right)
1 box of BandAids (on clearance $1.29, had a $1.00 off coupon)
2 boxs of Easter Gummy Bunnies ( mommy wanted a treat! .32 cents on clearance)
1 Deoderant Right Guard Total Defense 5 ( On sale for $2.50, I had a $1.50 off IP)

Total $3.75 after coupons

Great Deal on Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks and Cereal!

Sentry Food Stores have a In-Ad coupon for 4 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks for $4.00 ( $1.00 each box) If you look over on the right hand side of my blog, you can print 2 coupons from my orange box for .50 cents off 2 boxes.

-1.00 (.50 cents doubled coupon)
-1.00 (.50 cents doubled coupon)
= $2.00 for 4 boxes! .50 cents a box!!!!

They also have a deal for 4 boxes of Cereal for $6.00

$6.00 for 4 boxes
-$1.00 for 2 boxes ( coupon on the right in the orange box)
-$1.00 for 2 boxes ( coupon on the right in the orange box)
=$4.00 for 4 boxes ($1.00 each box)

Free Sample of Stayfree Thermo Control Pad

Free sample of Thermo Control Maxi Pad at this LINK.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kids Bowl Free at AMF ALL SUMMER LONG!

We did this last summer and it was fun!! Go to this LINK, sign your kids up and get 2 free games of bowling per kid all summer!!! 

Understand the Family Pass is optional, so don't feel like you have to purchase it. ( Although if you love to bowl with your kids it might be worth it!!) You do have to pay for shoe rental.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


CINNABON: Get two free bite-sized cupcakes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at participating mall locations as part of "Tax Day Bites!" Flavors include Chocolate Passion, 24-Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bliss and Cinnacake Classic.

STARBUCKS: Get free brewed coffee all day Thursday if you bring your own mug, a promotion the cafe chain says is friendly to the environment as well as taxpayers.

BOSTON MARKET: For a "last-minute tax break" -- one free meal for each one you buy Thursday through Sunday -- show this coupon:

Subway - Free cookie for all customers

Taco Del Mar - Free Taco, go to this LINK

Frugal Notes from the Dining Room Table....

Well, good mail day...Coupon for a free SunChips ( from their facebook promo), sample bag of new Ritz Pretzel Crackers ( from facebook promo) and also sample of Puffs Klennex (Vocal Point Sample).

On the other side of frugality, we have paid off our debt, but our 2 vechiles BOTH broke down this past week (week of Easter) so that really cost a bundle! We have redone our budget to pay it off, but WHEW!

Which brings me to the topic of conversation, that I would love to hear feedback on from you!  My husband has been out of a job ( except for his 8 to 10 hours a week at a fast food joint) for over a year now. He didn't qualify for a Pell Grant, so going back to school wasn't even on his radar....until now, He has decided to go back to college. I have estimated this bachelor's degree to be 5 years long at a price tag of $35,000 to $40,000. He will be getting a student loan to pay for it.

So, While I support him on this decision, I am also concerned about the cost. We are trying to save for a few things. 1. a better home to live in  2. retirement and 3. college for the kids. I am concerned his going back to college will put those dreams on hold and creating debt for us.

What do you all think? I really support him going back to school... I believe he needs to for so many reasons. At the same time, how can we keep the costs down and make sure we can keep everything else in check?

On an unrelated note...I am VERY BEHIND ON COUPONS!!! I am like 3 weeks +++ behind!!! LOL..I have 2 BIG boxes to clip and sort...So, if you find I am you know why!! Hehehehe!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Free Box of Kraft Mac and Cheese......on facebook...

IF you log into Facebook, go to Kraft Mac and Cheese and become a fan, once you do, you will see a tab that states,"Free Cheesy", click on it and sign up for a coupon for a free box of mac and cheese!!

If your in the MIlwaukee WI area...Free Kidsfest event...

On Saturday, April 17th and Sunday, April 18th at the State Fair Park Expo Center, Metro Parents will present KIDSFEST. This is a free event* with parking for $5.00.  There will be activites, projects, jugglers, music, comedy and lots of fun!  For More information: go to

*There may be a small fee for some activites, all proceeds go to Children's Miracle Network. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

TGI Friday Snacks...Free after coupon..

If you look to the right of my blog, there is the orange box. There is a coupon for $1.50 off one TGI Fridays Snacks coupons. The small bags of these can be found at Walgreens and some Walmarts for under $2.00. So, cheap or free snacks!!

Sara Lee Deli Coupon on Facebook

Go to this LINK and become a fan! Then print the $2.00 off one package of Sara Lee Deli Meats!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Free M&M Pretzel Candies!!

M&M now has their chocolate candy with pretzel inside. Go to this LINK on facebook and sign up! They will send you a free sample!!! YUMMY!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Walgreens Free 8 by 10

Walgreens is having deals on photo every day this week. Tomorrow, 4/9 is their Free 8 by 10!! Go to, click on photo center and find the 7 days of deals will have the coupon code needed!!

Saturday, 4/11, the deal is 20 prints for 20 cents!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cheap/ Free Lightbulbs at Target

Target has some great deals that can score you some cheap or free light bulbs. If you go to, to the right there is a tab that says SEE MORE. Click on it and find coupons. In the household catagory, first coupon is a $2.00 off GE Smart Energy Coupon. YOu can print it several times. Those lightbulbs are $2.99 each. So they would come out to .99 cents after Target coupon. Then on my coupon bar to the right ( orange box) you can click on it and look for the $1.00 off GE IP coupon. That will get you the lightbulbs free!!!

Piggly Wiggly good deals!!

Today starts a new week for the Piggly Wiggly ad. They have a bunch of good deals this week. Buy 10 $1.00 items and get the 11th free!

Lunchables are $1.00
-$1.00 coupon that was in the sunday paper a few weeks back
Free after coupon

Sobe Life water is $1.00 a bottle on sale
- .50 cents off tearpad coupons can be found at gas stations and walgreens
.50 cents each after coupon.

Buy a combination of those ( depending on coupons that you have) and get your OPP low! You can use the items for lunches. :) Also, they have milk .99 a gallon with coupon. And they  have Silk Soy Milk for $1.99 ( I know there are coupons for that out there!!) They have lettuce .69 cents a head.

Good Week to SHOP the PIG!

Frugal Notes...

I haven't written much lately; with my husband's van breaking down! I am trying to work my 3 jobs, get my husband to his part time fast food job, get my kids where they need to go and pet sit my friend's animals. That means I am going 90 miles an hour and not getting to my blog. :)  I don't know if I posted, but my car broke down last week ( $850 to fix), our dryer died and now my husbands car. THANK GOODNESS we had money put away for emergencies!!!

With that said, Yesterday was a great mail day! I got my free Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner Unit. It came with 10 $3.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner Kit coupons that expire 8/31/10. If you are interested let me know! I also got my pack of React Gum and 2 huge envelopes of coupons! So, I need to clip and organize my coupon binders. I am very behind!!

Also, on Monday, I stopped at our local librarys used book sale. I spend $28.00 and I got 1 game, 6 movies, 15 books including the hardcover set of books that my husband has wanted forever. It was nice to get such a deal.

I will post a few deals I found this week in my next post! Thanks to all who stop in here and read my ramblings!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Free Admission to Sea World, Sesame Street Place and Busch Gardens for MIlitary Members and their families

This is a really cool promotion! Anheuser Busch has a program for 2010 for all Military Members and their families. Go to Here's To the Heros (LINK) and register. You and 3 members of your family will get single day admission to the following locations!

More Disney Rewards Codes!! 100 POINTS!!!

Here are the codes from the email scavenger hunt!!
popular = 10 pts

partners = 15 pts
wildflower = 20 pts
online = 25 pts
green = 30 pts

All are good through 4/19/10. If you are a member, Hurry to add these codes! If you aren't a member, email me and I will send you the information!!

Good Deal on Quattro or Intuition Razors at Target!

Need Razors? This week at Target you can buy 2 Quattro or Intuition Razors for Woman for $6.99 each, but 2 and get a $5.00 gift card.

-$4.00 off coupon from Sunday Paper
-$4.00 off coupon from Sunday Paper ( one for each razor)
=$5.98 and you get a $5.00 Gift Card Back!!

Free Glade Candle at Target!

If you look at the right of my blog at the orange "coupons" banner, you can scroll through and find a Glade coupon for a free 2oz Glade Candle from their Fragrance Collection with the purchase of a 10 oz candle or Reed Diffuser. Click on print and print it.
***Thanks Jess for catching my mistake! *****

Saturday, April 3, 2010

ArtsCow Shoulder Bag $9.99 with free shipping

Now through April 20th, Artscow has a deal that you can buy the small shoulder bag for $9.99 and free shipping. Now $10.00 for a bag is expensive ( in my opinion) but adding a photo of the family and using this for a gift would be a great idea!! I try to keep gifts between $10 and $20 per family member at Christmas. You may want to look into this. I am ordering 2. The coupon code is NEWCLBAG. Go to Please remember these items take awhile to get, they are shipped from Hong Kong.  I have bought from them before and have been very pleased!

I just ordered a shoulder bag for my mom ( her birthday is in November, so that gift is done!) and one for myself.

Millionares live Frugally Too!

Just had to share this...too neat!

Go to this LINK to read about billionares who live frugally ( okay their version of Frugally!!)

Another Great Mail day...and Walgreens Shopping...

Another great mail day!
I got the kids Subway Kids Meal Free coupons! YEAH! I also got a $5.00 Walmart gift card. I have no idea why I got it. It says "Welcome to your new local store". WOO HOO!! $5.00!  I also got a wonderful letter from a Frugal Friend. :) It warmed my heart.

Then my husband said we needed packaging tape. I didn't want to spend too much, so I decided to let him use the $4.00 RR at Walgreens to get it. Then I said, "Well, If you are going over there, I will go with you and pick up a few of the RR deals." So, off we went on our bikes and rode over to the Walgreens.

Here is our Transactions:
Transaction One:
2 Kraft Velvetta Cups, On sale for $1.00, Had a BOGO IP coupon, so .50 cents each and you get a .50 RR back.
1 Dove Shampoo, $4.00..I didn't have any more coupons, but you get a $4.00 RR back
1 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend a Clean Cleaner, Sale $7.99, I had a IP coupon for $5.00 off , and they had a $2.00 RR on it.
Total: $13.99
After coupons, plus tax: $8.65
And I got a $4.00 RR, $2.00 RR and a .50 cent RR

Transaction Two:
1 4pk of Packaging Tape, $10.00
3 bags of Snack Size Doritios, 3/$1.00 Fillers
Total: $11.60
Used the $4.00 RR from Last week, $4.00 RR from Transaction One and $2.00 From Transaction One.
Total OOP:$1.60

Hubby got his packaging tape and I spent $10.25 and that would have been what he would have spent just on the Packaging tape. :) Yeah!

Free Admission to all National Parks in April

To Celebrate National Park Week April 17 to April 25!!!  You can experience America's Great Outdoors, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees, so visitors can enjoy all 392 national parks for free April 17-25. Follow this LINK for more information.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Are you anywhere near Chicago? Free Museum Days

Target is pleased to announce that it is giving people free days at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago!  This gives you general admission into the museum, not to any special exhibits.
2010 Target Free Second Monday dates are:
January 11th
February 8th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th
October 11th
November 8th
December 13th
Target Free Second Monday hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

You will still need to pay for parking,but what a cool educational experience and family time!!

Great Frugal Mail Day!!

Great Mail Day today!
First, I got a coupon for Free Welch's Juice.
Second, I got a free Bounce Fabric Softner Sheets
Third, I got a South Beach Diet Granola Bar Sample
Forth, Got a advertisment from VS for another free pair of underware

I also got a few of my free magazines.

I love when my mailbox is full of goodies and not bills! :)

Had to get sugar tonight...

ok..we are out of stockpile left....Husband is whining because he needs sugar. So, I plan a small trip to get sugar, milk and some other things. I had to go to the town next to ours for something I figured I would stop at that grocery store.

Here is my transaction:
2 cans of Dole Fruit, on sale .98 cents, I had .55 cents off coupons
1 big bottle of Welch's Grape Juice, $5.95, had free coupon
1 4 pound bag of sugar, on sale $2.59
1 bottle of Snuggle, $3.00, had $3.00 coupon from sunday paper
1 gallon of Milk, on sale $1.98 a gallon
1 roll of Cinnamon Rolls, $1.50 on sale, I had one more .95 cents IP coupon
1 Philly Cream Cheese Mini pack, Free coupon from Vocal Point
1 Activia Yogart 4 pk, on sale for $2.00, had $1.00 off coupon
1 Danimino Yogart 4 pack, on sale for $2.00, had $1.00 coupon
1 Danominal Yogart drinks, 6 pack, on sale for $2.00, had $1.00 coupon
I also had $2.00 RR from the last time I went to Pick n Save.

After coupons: $7.02 :)

Free Kotex Sample

Follow this LINK to get a free Kotex sample.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Free Cheddar Cheese Popcorn from Orville ( specific states!)

Follow this LINK to get a free box of Cheddar Cheese Popcorn. ONLY valid in the following states: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV

IP for Lindsey's Olives.

Follow this LINK and get a IP for a BOGO on Lindsey's Olives new recloseables.

Free Sample of Dove's Mens Care

Follow this LINK and get a sample of Dove's Mens care!

APRIL fooling!!

It's time to clean out your coupon binders and organizers!!! Out with March!!

Also, it's a new month! You can go to HotPrints and get a new photo book! I just got my March book! I love these books because they are like thin yearbooks. I have been making books about my kids trips to the museums! Don't know about HotPrints? You can check them out at!

Kids eat Free at IHOP

For the month of April, Kids will be eating free at IHOP.
Here are the details.
For the entire month of April, families can break out of their routine without breaking the bank by heading to IHOP for its national ‘Kids Eat Free’ dinner promotion.


· Kids Eat Free EVERYDAY from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

· Promotions runs from April 1 – April 30

· Families who dine in at IHOP will receive one free Kid’s Meal with each adult entree purchase.

Free Color Instincts Hair Color

Today at NOON ( eastern time zone) you can get a free box of Color Instincts! Follow this LINK. You must be one of the first 5,000! Good Luck!

Update on SB560

Well, Just got off the phone with Sentor Lehman's Office. The bill was not voted on yesterday and if it doesn't get voted on by April 22nd, the last day of this period, it will not be going anywhere. The man I spoke with tried to tell me that this bill will not ban rebates but will stop "advertising" such rebates unless the price of what you pay at the register is what is printed in the ad.

Okay, let's think about this. I look at my Sunday Paper, which will have a Menard's ad. It states: Jelly Bean Eggs, .29 cents after .50 cents mail in rebate. What about that is deceptive? If you know .29 cents PLUS .50 cents is .79 cents. Then you know how much you have to pay at the register. So, now, the advertising can't advertise the rebate unless it's given at the time of purchase? You mean the people of Wisconsin are too dumb to read?

The bill states:  prohibiting advertising the price of merchandise as reduced by an available rebate unless
the rebate is provided at the time of purchase.
Okay, MOST ( not all) mail in rebates have to do with the companies. So, if you are going to offer the "rebate" at the time of purchase, that is a sale price, RR or a catalina deal. Those are given, typically, by the store. The store isn't going to be responsible for giving the purchaser the rebate at the time of the purchase FROM A COMPANY, THUS KILLING REBATES IN WISCONSIN!!!
Example: The Olay Lotion Deal. If Walgreens had a deal on Olay Lotion and said $3.99 after mail in rebate.
It's OLAY that is offering the rebate. You can't go up to the counter and check out and expect Walgreens ( the store) to give you OLAY's ( company) rebate. The store isn't going to be responsible for the companies offer. This would cause more problems for the stores and for us shoppers. The companies will just stop offering rebates in the state of Wisconsin.
Furthmore, this means that when the stores print out there sunday advertising they will have to change the ads just for Wisconsin? I don't know the answer.
Here in the state of Wisconsin we already have the 6% minimum mark up law, which ruins many Black Friday Deals. Now we would have to have store change their ads because some people in Wisconsin can't add and figure out how much they pay at the register??
I will keep track of this. Even if they want to tell me it's about advertising practices, if you change the way the company is allowed to do rebates, it will impact our couponing and rebating practices. 

Frugalmommie as been on WITI FoxNews6 Television Milwaukee, WTMJ620 Radio, Several local newspapers, The Wisconsin State Journal, and is in a feature article in All You Magazine in the April 2009 edition.