Friday, June 29, 2012

$10.00 Credit from ShutterFly!

Shutterfly just released a new $10 off $10 coupon code that expires on 7/4/12! You can use this towards anything, photo gifts, books, etc.
Here’s how to add this credit to your account:
1.Register or Log in to Shutterfly and click on “My Account” at the top right of the page.
2. Sign In.
3. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page to “Enter Special Offer Code” and add the coupon code: SAVE10. 4. Click on “My Special Offers” anytime to view your code.

Frugal Notes Friday

Well, this past week, I had some good, and some bad, in my frugal ways.

The good:
Saturday - I did Pick n Save Super Doubles. My OOP was$49.77.  I had a 52% savings. I had one full cart and one half cart full. My best deal was Mott's Apple Sauce 6 Packs. On sale for $1.74 - a .55 cents off coupon that doubled. It came to .64 cents a package

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, my family went camping at Wisconsin Dells.  We paid for the gas to get there and the camping fee of $100 for the 4 nights.  We used the Season Opener books to get free admission to Tommy Bartlett Water Show and Pirate's Cover Family Fun Center. We also enjoyed Timber Ridge 18 round mini-golf for free. We packed picnic lunches to keep costs down. We also paid $3.00 admission each and enjoyed Tommy Barrlett's Robot World.  We also used all the books we had to get 12 free rides at Knuckle-Heads. So, we had a great family weekend with blowing our budget.We enjoyed S'mores at the campfire, swimming at the campground pool and some awesome family time.  At Tommy Barrlett's Robot World, they closed the gift shop (out of business) and what was left was t-shirts for $5.00 each. My son picked out a Glow in the Dark Wolf Shirt and my daughter picked out 3 different sparkly horse shirts. She picked out 3 sizes, so as she grows she will have a small tan, medium foam green and a large purple. They were thrilled. That cost was $21.12 in cash but they both got souvenirs. :)

The unfrugal part was that I allowed each child to pick ONE ride that wasn't covered on the 12 free ride coupons at Knuckleheads. My daughter decided on the ropes course ( $8.00) and my son decided on the race car ( $5.00). So I spent $13.00 that I didn't plan. Also, we stopped at Taco Bell one of the days, which was $10.08 unplanned. Other than that, I stayed within my budget. :)

Also, this past week, a thrift store was going out of business. The day we stopped all music, movies, clothes and toys were free.  Everything else was a quarter. I spent .75 cents but I got several needed things. I got my children some clothes.  I found several books for my daughter and myself. I found gift wrap for .25 cents. I also found 3 bag straps for free! While you are probably thinking that is not exciting, let me explain. A friend of mine gave me 3 sports bags with no carry handles. We needed bags like these for camping and traveling, but we wanted carry straps. We searched Walmart, Target, Gander Mountain, and several other stores...we didn't find anything we liked. Now, here in the middle of a thrift store we hadn't planned on visiting was 3 GREEN STRAPS!! They were the exact same color as the bags!!  We left with a box full of goodies!
Two days later, on the way home from camping, we stopped again...just to check it out...and everything was free!! So, I picked up a bunch of kitchen/cooking items for the camper and some wicker and plastic baskets. :)

Other than that, I am staying home, riding my bike for errands and hanging clothes laundry.
Happy Frugal Friday. I heard rumor that Pick N Save will be doing Super Doubles tomorrow, but I can't confirm that. Hope you have a happy weekend!  Also, make sure that you clean out those coupon binders this weekend!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

MyPoints has an easy 1,000 points!!!

If you are a member of MyPoints, they have an easy way to get 1,000 points. Just print the Pledge coupon for .50 cents off. Then, go to Walmart and buy any Pledge Product. Fax the receipt to the My Points number ( info below) and they will get you the 1,000 points within 30 days! 

New to MyPoints? Send me your first name and email addy and I will send you the invite link. My email is

Here is the fine print:
Print the coupon and purchase any one (1) Pledge® product at a Walmart store and receive 1,000 Points. Quantities are limited. To receive your Points, you must purchase in-store at Walmart, then fax copies of your Walmart receipt to MyPoints at 1-800-342-8131. Please include the same name and email address as your MyPoints account on your fax to complete this transaction. You will not earn Points for purchasing Pledge® products online. Fax must be sent by July 10, 2012. Your Points will be credited within 30 days of receipt of your fax. You must be a registered MyPoints member to print the coupon.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Fuel Program helps you save money on gas!

Shell has a new fuel savers program. Here is the info LINK.  Please let me know you do this!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kids Essentials $2.00 coupon on Facebook.

When you "Like" Kids Essentials on Facebook, you will get a $2.00 off coupon! Here is the LINK!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

$10 rebate on a $20 Covergirl/Olay Makeup Purchase

Covergirl and Olay wants to give you $10 when you spend $20.00. Just download the rebate form at this LINK and follow the directions.  I would make sure to make copies of everything. All purchases must be made by July 8th, 2012.  The products you can purchase are :
• COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
• COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation
• COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
• COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer
• COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer
• COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Corrector
If you add coupons you can make this a great deal!!!

Walgreens Photo Brag Book for .99 cents!

Cool! Follow this LINK and get a Photo Brag book from Walgreens. You may have to pay shipping charges if they don't allow you to pick this up at your store but if you can do a store pick up, it's only .99 cents! (6/17-6/23) $.99 Brag Book w/ promo code BRAG99  Deal only good until June 23rd!

Free Cini-Sopapilla Bites at Taco Johns

Papa John's has a new summer treat! It's Cini-Sopapilla! You can try them free with any combo meal. Here is the coupon LINK.  Coupon Expires June hurry!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Free Sample from Kotex

Free Sample from Kotex. Go to this LINK and make a "photo board". When you finish the board, there is a free sample button that will get you a free sample and a bag. :)

grocery prices and coupons

As the economy continues to stay where it is and the TV show Extreme Couponing continues to ruin the hobby of couponing, what have you been doing to save money?  I know my coupon habits have changed quite a bit. The rules at many stores has changed. My price book is used more and when things are on sale I seem to stock up on basics more. Most coupon values have dropped drastically.

What are you doing to keep your grocery costs down?  Have your couponing habits changed?

Double Double Coupons at Pick N Save

Pick N Save will have Super Doubles on Saturday, June 23rd.  Same rules as always. Must spend $25.00 and you can use up to 10 coupons. They will double up to $1.00 coupons. Yeah!!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nexcare free Bandage

Nexcare is asking people to pledge to donate blood. When you pledge to do it, you will receive a free sample of Nexcare Bandages. Go to this Facebook LINK to pledge and get your sample!

FYI: Bar-S $5.00 coupon is fraudulent!

I need your help spreading some bummer news for me. Due to increased fraudulent activity with Bar-S $5 VIP Coupons, they are now going to be discontinued and no longer valid. If you see them being sold somewhere, they are now considered invalid and will likely get denied (you shouldn't be buying them anyway!). Sorry about the inconvenience, but a few people decided to spoil the fun for everyone. If you recently received some as a prize from the facebook page, please contact BAR-S. Here is a photo of the invalid coupon.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Free Big Buddy Drink from Kwik Trip!!!

Cool! Go to the Kwik Trip Facebook page and "like" it and you will get a free Big Buddy Drink! Here is the LINK.

Monday, June 4, 2012

BOGO McDonald Fruit Smoothies

McDonald's has a great coupon out right now. BOGO McDonald's Fruit Smoothie Coupons!!! Follow this LINK, put in your name and print!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

WOO HOO!! Another free card from Cardstore!!!!

YEAH!!! Another awesome free card deal!!! I have done so many cards recently that I have several holidays and birthdays covered!! This one is for a personalized fathers day! I love these cards because you can type in whatever message or use whatever photos you want to show someone you care! Click through the ad above and use coupon code LUVDAD2 to get your free card!!! YEAH!!!

Free Sample of Nexcare Waterproof Bandages

Nexcare has a sample of their water proof bandages. Follow this LINK and click on the yellow "get sample" button.

End of the month notes....

It's the end of the month and the start of a new month..time to clean out those binders....Happy Summer!!!

I found out I was low on my stock pile of laundry soap, so I found Menard's had Laundry Soap for $1.50 for their 30 load bottles. I bought 10 bottles and used my rebates checks, so no out of pocket expenses. I now have laundry soap for the entire summer.

Also, I did go to Logli's and do the triple coupons. After their clearance prices and sales, my bill was $90.74 after the triple coupons it was $55.81.  My best find was Ink Cartridges for my printer. They were on Clearance for $2.00!!!!! So, I bought all 6 of them and can you image what they would have cost if I bought 6 all at once! I will have enough ink for the summer!
I also stopped at Woodmans. I used the SunDrop coupons to get the free SunDrop and also my free Small Steps TP. I also found a great deal on Grand Jr. Biscuits! .33 cents each!! They were the Honey and Butter flavor, the other flavors are full price. I got 10 cans. I found this deal because some guy was FILLING his cart with cans of biscuits and I got curious and went over to check out what he was doing. Glad I did. Mydaughter loves these biscuits!!!

Overall, we are still not doing many big shopping trips.  We are living more off of stockpile and being creative in our meal planning.

Here comes summer!!

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.