Tuesday, July 31, 2012

End of the Month!!!

Clean out the binders, files and coupon folders....it's the end of the month!

Free Ice Cream at Kwik Trip!!!

You will want to get this deal!! Go to Kwik, Trips site (LINK) and share your love of Kwik Trip and Ice Cream! If you share with on Facebook, you get the coupon for $1.00 off Ice Cream!!! WOO HOO!! IF THEY SHARE IT, then your value will go up and you can get Free Ice Cream!!!  Follow this LINK to get all the information!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Target Toy Deals!!

Typically, every year, the end of July or early August, Target puts a lot of toys on clearance. So, yesterday and today, I stopped at 2 different Targets. I spent $214.00 but I have all birthday for September, October, November and December finished. I also have all toys for Christmas bought for my nieces, nephews and my kids!!!! YEAH!!!

So at the first stop I got:
Doodle Bear Marker Set
Fisher Price Made by Me Dough Table and Toy Set
2 packages of Squinkies
1 Littlest Pet Shop pet
3 Zooble Animals
1 Zhu Zhu pet baby
1 Zhu Zhu Princess Carriage
Cars 2 RC Mini Car
Matchbox Playset
2 Disney Cars 2 Playsets with 2 cars
2 Disney Action Movement Car Playsets
Disney Cars Playset
Squinkies Game
Lego Minotaurs Game
Nerf Bullet Refill Set
KREO Transformers Lego Block set
2 Trio Hotwheels Track Playsets
Need for Speed Quick Track Playset

Full Price before discount: $411.66
After clearance prices: $143. 14

Second Stop:
Little Pet Shop Limited Addition Target Only Portrait Studio Playset
2 Zoobles Animals
Zoobles Artic Playset
Zoobles New Mama and Babies Playset
Zoobles Display with Animal
Zhu Zhu Pet Fari Playset
Zhu Zhu Pet Prince Outfit
Zhu Zhu Pet Panda Bear Outfit

Full Price:  $118.61
After Clearance prices: $35.48

So, I spent $214.10 and I have all the kids done for Christmas, and all birthday s for the rest of the year! I am so thrilled to have that all done!! Woo HOO!
If you have a Target, you may want to check it out if you have to buy kids gifts!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Frugal Notes!

Well, this week I found some great deals! Overall, it's been an awesomely frugal week!!!
*I picked up the Free Maxi Pads at Walgreens. ( Paid .10 cents tax) 
*Cashed in all my Speedy Rewards points and got a $25.00 Applebee's Gift Card.
*Picked up my Free Card from the Cardstore. This one is for a birthday.
*I also got a free Shutterfly book ( paid for the shipping). It turned out great!
* Ordered my York Tote bags. ( I am keeping one and the other 2 are gifts!)
* Stopped at a rummage. They had clothes for .50 cents. Found my daughter several shirts with TAGS for .50 cents ( so she is ready for back to school!) and found a Lego Wii Game for $5.00! My son is saying I am the greatest MOM in the Universe! (LOL!!!))
* Sent in my Menards Back to School rebates. I am getting $45.00 back!
* got my 2nd Free McBites McDonalds Coupon from Coke Rewards. 

We have stayed home a lot this week. It's been nice because I actually took a short nap! We played some games. Hope you had a frugal week too!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Speedy Reward Members!! Free Powerade!

Speedy Reward Members, check you email. The August 2012 email was in my email box and it has a coupon for a free Powerade drink!! It also states that all merchandise purchased in August will get Double points!!

I just cashed in my points and picked out a $25.00 Apple Bees Gift Card!

Swagbucks!! 90 total Swagbucks for signing up!

If you are not a Swagbucks member, now is the time to join! Swagbucks is a search engine that pays you! If you do searches and use their site, you will get paid in swagbucks! You can also do polls, surveys, watch video clips and many other things and get paid in swagbucks. Then, just go to their SwagStore and pick a prize for the Swagbucks that you earned!
Now they have a BONUS!, If you join you will get 90 swagbucks using this swag code  SBISONTHEGO. You can sign up at this LINK.  This code is for new members only, so hurry and sign up. This code is only good until Friday, August 3rd.

Two new Coke Rewards Codes

There are two coke rewards codes that are bonus codes. You can get 10 points on each code for a total of 20 bonus points. The codes are 10096122897198 and 10096071476917. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

$10.00 off 2 Entrees at Red Lobster!

Another great restaurant deal. Red Lobster has on their website a coupon for $10 off 2 entrees! Follow this LINK, fill out the first and last name box and print your coupon!

For my Local Readers! $1.00 subs at Jimmy Johns!!

WOO HOO!! Customer Appreciation day! $1.00 for a sub at Jimmy Johns! You can read more at this LINK

Jimmy John’s is hosting “Customer Appreciation Day” at participating locations and offering $1 subs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26th.
The $1 subs are being offered at all participating Milwaukee-area locations, along with Fort Atkinson and Kenosha.
Only one $1 sub will be available per customer.

Walgreens Clearance!!

I just stopped by Walgreens on my way home and they had LOTS of clearance! I got 4 pound bags of sugar for $2.00! I also got a kitchen sink strainer and stopper set for $1.99. And they had Khun Zhu toys for $2.00 each ( Save those for stocking stuffers!)   You may want to check it out when you stop there for your Free Maxi Pads. :)

Sample Eat Smart Protein Bar

Eat Smart is giving away samples of their protein bar. Go to this LINK and fill out the form on the bottom right hand side of the website!

York Photos: $1.00 phot bag and 20 free prints when you register with them!

When you visit the York Photos Website, you will get 20 free prints when you register. You will still pay shipping, so it may not be the best deal for everyone, depending on what your local place sells prints for. Also, they have the grocery tote bags for $1.00 each ( Regular price $8.99, limit up to 3)! They are the lightweight ones but they are so cute!  You do have to pay shipping. The coupon code is YORKTOTEAD. Offer expires July 30th, 2012. Follow this LINK for the website. My order, for 3 tote bags and 36 prints, was $15.93 shipped. I am using the tote bags for gifts!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cool Deal! Woodman's $5.00 GC and 50 BTFE!!!

WOO HOO WOODMANS!!! Here is what they posted: When you purchase ANY 15 participating General Mills brands in one shopping trip between 7/24/12 and 8/20/12 simply mail in the receipt and rebate form (available on displays throughout the store) to receive your Bonus Box Tops and Gift Card. *Offer available while supplies last. Get the form for the Rebate at this LINK
or at this LINK.
The participating brands are at this LINK.

Kangeroo Express gives Free Hot Dogs on National Hot Dog Day!

Just a heads up if you live near a Kangeroo Express!! Monday, July 23 is National Hot Dog Day and to celebrate Kangaroo Express is giving away Free Hot Dogs between 10 am to 1 pm. **only at Kangaroo Express locations with a grill (one per customer, while supplies last)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Coke Rewards has a new $25.00 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card!

If you collect Coke Points, there is now a $25.00 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card. Here is the LINK to get it.

Also, FYI, if you buy a 24 pack of Coke at Walmart, and it has the specially marked package. You enter in the coke code and a extra bonus comes of for 24 free 4 by 6 photos!!! WOO HOO!!!

Pull Up and Pull Up Wipes coupons!

If you have a potty training child, and you haven't joined Huggies website, go there now! You register with them and you can print either $2.00 coupon off of Pull Ups or $1.00 off Wipes. If you choose the wipes, they are priced $1.64 at Walmart. So, .64 cents after coupon. :) Follow this LINK to get to the Huggies website!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Free Stayfree Maxi's at Walgreens!!!

Starting tomorrow, Walgreens has Stayfree Ultrathin Overnight Maxi's on sale for $1.99. In July 22nd's Smart Source Coupons there was a $2.00 off any Stayfree Maxi. So they would be FREE!!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lots of new Recycle Bank Points!

Recycle Bank has lots of new points. 25 points from Hellmann's Mayo, 5 points for the new pledge on Storm Windows or "Green" Limos, GE Quiz 25 points and the RecycleBank Think before you Trash Quiz. So, if you are doing Recycle Bank, this is just a reminder to visit the website now. If you are new to RecycleBank, you can sign up and earn points for coupons to different companies. Follow this LINK to sign up!

Another Free Card from Cardstore!!!

Now through 7/22, Cardstore is one again giving away cards!!!   You can use it to celebrate any occasion. When you check out, use coupon code, CAJ2719 and get 1 free card! This included free shipping!!!! Click this LINK to go to Cardstore and get yours!!!

Disney Rewards has another 10 point code!

If you collect Disney Rewards Points, there is a new 10 point code out there. Log into you Disney Rewards account ( LINK) and enter the word MACINTOSH into your Enter Magic Code box.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Taste-a-monials means Free Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts!

On Facebook, Oscar Mayers has a Taste-a-monial! Enter what you love about Hot Dogs or Cold Cuts. If they get enough people before July 22nd, then they will send out coupons for one free product!!! Follow this LINK to sign up on their Facebook Page.

Boston Market BOGO coupon!

Hurry! This coupon is only good until July 20th!!! Go to this LINK and you will find a coupon from Boston Market for Buy One meal and Drink and get a second meal free!

Menard's Back To School Rebates!!!

Every year, I can't wait until Menard's has their Back to School Rebates!! Well, I was with my mom when I saw the paper and it said it started TODAY!!!!! Now through July 28th, you can get:

Free after rebate ( limit 10):
* 10 pack of Blue Pens
* 10 pack of Black Pens

Free after Rebate (limit 4, mix and match):
* Menards Baseball caps
* Menards Men's T-shirts

.19 cents after rebate ( Limit 10, mix and match):
* Single Subject notebooks, Wide or College Ruled
* Twin Pocket Folders
* 3 by 5 index cards
* 24 count crayons
* 4 oz bottle of all purpose glue
* 12 inch ruler

.39 cents after rebate ( Limit 10, mix and match)
*Loose Leaf Paper, Wide or College Ruled
*Pen or Pencil Case
*5" scissors
*Composition Notebook
*10 count #2 pencils
* 3 subject notebook
*12 count colored pencils
*Book Covers
*3 pack of Pens
*8 count Washable Markers
*3 pack of Glue Sticks
*4 pack of Highlighters

.69 cents after rebate ( Limit 10, mix and match)
*1" ring binders
* 7 pocket file folder
* 7" scissors
* 4 by 4 super sticky notes

.99 cents after rebate ( Limit 10, mix and match)
*8 by 11 Dry Erase Board
*Fashion Calendar Planner
* 3 by 3 Post it Bonus Pad

.99 cents after rebate (limit 4)
* 25 count tall kitchen garbage bags

$1.99 after rebate ( limit 10)
* 12 by 12 Dry Erase Board
* 56 Function Calculator

$2.99 after rebate ( limit 10)
* Kids sized Backpacks

$4.99 after rebate ( limit 10)
*Ultimate Binder Set
*Student Backpack
*Messenger Bag or Ladies Tote Bag

So,  I spent $62.14 and I will get back $39.49 back in rebates. Except for klennex, my kids have EVERYTHING they need on their supply lists for school!!! YEAH!! We are done school supply shopping!!!

For my Local Readers: German Fest 1/2 Price tickets!

For my local readers. German Fest is down on the Lakefront in Milwaukee. Follow this LINK to buy all tickets for 50% off.  Enjoy the fun and the lakefront!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Frugal Friday Post...On Tuesday!

Okay..so last week Friday I wasn't home, We got back Sunday night and yesterday I ended up in the hospital, so my Frugal Friday Notes post was not posted! Last week was not frugal! I worked and we left Thursday for a music festival. I did use cash while at the festival. So that means no charges on the credit card, but I also had my son at the doctors and my cat at the vet, both ended up on credit card! I hope you all had a more frugal week than I did!!!!

Shutterfly Free PHOTO BOOK!

Woo Hoo! I have been waiting for a deal like this!! Follow this LINK and get a credit for a free photo book from Shutterfly! You will still pay the $7.99 shipping, but the books are about $27.00 and are wonderful! I have several and I love them!!

Pup-peroni Dog Snack coupon $1.25 off!!

Here is another great coupon! $1.25 off one bag of Pup-peroni Dog Treats!! Click on the LINK gray button to print your coupon! Walmart has these, and your Walmart's prices may very!
$1.25 off on any ONE bag of Pup-Peroni dog snacks $1.25 off on any ONE bag of Pup-Peroni dog snacks
$1.25 off on any ONE bag of Pup-Peroni dog snacks

Great Sauve Coupon!!!

$0.75 off ONE (1) Suave Body Wash This is a great deal!!!! There is a coupon for .75 cents on any Sauve Body Wash product (Except trial size). At Walmart, Suave has bottle prices ranging from $1.18 to $1.93.  This can make some a great price for body wash! Just click on the Suave bottle above to go to the coupon page and print!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

$10.00 off of any $10.00 or more purchase from ArtsCow!

ArtsCow now has a great deal! Spend any $10.00 or more and get $10.00 off! You will need to use code TENOFFTEN at checkout. Coupon expires 7/30/12. Please remember that ArtsCow is a foreign company...so shipping charges can be high.

Free Canning Ebook from Machine Shed Resturant!

If you "Like" the Machine Shed Restaurant on Facebook, then you can download their canning book for free to your mobile device. Go to this LINK, "like" them and download the book! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

If your a local and have kids: Milwaukee Perks has Betty Brinn!

If you have young kids, check out this deal. LINK 4 tickets to Betty Brinn's Children Museum in Milwaukee for $15.00!!!! That is $3.75 per ticket!!! Make sure you read the fine print so you follow when it expires and what you have to do to redeem it. We have used these in the past and the kids had a great time!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Speedy Rewards Email has 2 freebies!!!

Once again, Check your email if you are Speedy Rewards Member. They send the July email and there was 2 freebies! One coupon for Free Starbucks Refreshers and Free Lipton Pure Leaf Tea. Check your email!!

Spicy McBites on Coke Rewards now only 30 points!!!

Well, if you saw my other post, Coke Rewards has Spicy McBites from McDonalds for 75 points. Well, today only they are 30 points!!! Hurry! LINK

Another group busted for coupon fraud!

Well, I have used less and less coupons and found more and more alternative ways to save money in the last year. I have noticed that the value of a coupon has decreased and the length of time a coupon is good has also gotten shorter. So, when I saw this I was both frustrated and mad.  Because of TV shows like Extreme Couponing teaching unethical business practices and people like this, coupons will soon be almost worthless!! The manufactures will decrease the value and length of time available. Watch what these people did, http://www.azfamily.com/news/PD-Counterfeit-coupon-operation-busted-in-Phoenix-161960155.html .
Wow, Did you see the Bar-S coupons in the video? Those were the ones that Bar-S cancelled on their facebook site ( I posted it here ) because they were overwhelmed with fraud. This "ring" had boxes of these coupons!!! WOW!
Lesson One: Don't buy coupons!
Lesson two: The more greedy people who abuse the system will ruin it for the rest of us!

Pick N Save Super Doubles!!!

This Saturday, July 14th, will be another Pick N Save Super Doubles!!

During Double Coupons, They have General Mills Cereals at $2.49 each and when you buy 4, you will get a coupon for a free gallon of milk.
You know the rules. 10 coupons up to $1.00 each will be doubled per $25.00 transaction. Good Luck Everyone! I hope you have some great savings!!! Post a comment if you have any questions!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Another 1,000 point opportunity from RAID and My Points.

My Points is offering ANOTHER 1,000 point opportunity! On their home page ( or you may get an email) RAID Max Bug Barrier has a coupon for $4.00 off. If you go to Walmart and purchase RAID Bug Barrier With Trigger (128 oz size) with the coupon, then fax a copy of the Bonus Mail and the reciept, you will get 1,000 my points.The RAID Max is about $16.00 retail, so with the coupon it will be about $12.00.

If you do this RAID Deal and the Pledge Deal from the end of June, you will have 2,000 points. That is enough to get a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Cracker Barrel, Red Robin, Steak and Shake, Panera Bread, Chili's and MANY MORE!!!!

Here is the fine print from their website:  To receive your Points, you must purchase in-store at Walmart, then fax copies of this BonusMail and 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 Raid® or Raid Max® Bug Barrier products online.

Freebie when you sign up for Applebee's Newsletter!

Sign up with Applebee's Newsletter and get a coupon for a free Entree Coupon up to $10.00!!  The offer will show up in your email box, so keep an eye out for it! Also, if you sign up for their text messaging too, you will get free drinks and other offers!! Here is the LINK, scroll down and enter your email in the box on the right hand side that says," The Inside Scoop".

Saturday, July 7, 2012

$1.50 coupon for Snasages!!!

IF you go to Snasages Facebook page, there is a $1.50 coupon off one package of doggie treats! Woo Hoo! LINK!

Free Sample of Purina Cat Chow!

Get a Free 6 oz Sample of Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight and a $1.00 coupon when you sign up on Facebook. Go to this LINK and get yours!!

Free Coffee and Donut from Kwik Trip!!!

Woo HOO!! Kwik Trip is giving you a free coffee and donut for pledging to start your day right! Go to their facebook page at this LINK and sign up!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Frugal Notes

Well, Another week has come and gone. I have had a few frugal and non frugal things happen.
The first non frugal thing - all my kitties had their vet visits and shots...whew, costly, but at least they are healthy, happy and safe ( which is worth more to me than gold!)
But the frugal things I did this week. My husband and I went on a "date". I had my Noodles and Company Birthday coupon. So, we were able to get 2 meals and 2 drinks for under $12.00. Then we went to Culver's. I used my free Birthday Sundae coupon and he got the summer special, which is a $1.00 Root Beer. So we spent $1.06 there.
I also did another frugal thing. I had the photos made from the Walgreens Deal from July 4th and I had a beautiful frame put away that I got on rebate from Menards awhile ago. I spent another .60 cents on 2 more photo and made a beautiful photo frame for my best friend. I hope she is as thrilled with it as I am.
I also got swagbuck points for my birthday and Disney Rewards points for my birthday, so I am thrilled with that too.
Another Frugal family Fun was going to the Milwaukee Public Museum. We went this week. I have the family membership, so we didn't pay admission. I also had 2 free planetarium coupon, so we were able to get the entire group in for $10.00.  It was a fun, frugal day.

Also, I know we aren't talking back to school deals yet, but I looked at my son's supply list. I have EVERYTHING he needs in my school supply stock. I will not be buying anything this year for him at back to school time! I also found 6 extra boxes of crayons, which I will do donating. :)

It was a quick week....But we tried to keep our spending down. I will have to catch up with the money we spent on the pets and 2 weeks ago at Wisconsin Dells. Otherwise, we are hanging in there! Hope your week was frugal!!

Free K-Cups for your Kuerig Coffee Maker

Target has a freebie on K-cup from Starbucks...Hurry! These won't last long.  Here is the LINK!

HURRY! Free McDonald's Chicken Bites for only 75 Coke Points!!!

Coke Rewards has a new reward coupon! For 75 points, you can get a coupon for a Free Spicy Chicken Bites! Hurry, this will not last long!!! Here is the LINK to get yours!!!

Fine print: Codes must be entered between 12:01 am ET 7/4/12 and 11:59 pm ET 7/8/12 to qualify for Bonus Points. Bonus Points valid on black Coke Zero caps, black POWERADE caps, and gray POWERADE ZERO caps only. Weekly limits on code entry apply. Bonus Points do not count toward weekly limits.

Coke Rewards has double points!!!

You can get double rewards from your Coke Zero, Powerade and Powerade Zero caps. Between 7/4 and 7/8, you can get double points for all qualifying codes. If you are new to Coke Rewards, send me an email or post a comment and I will get you the sign up link!

Taco Bell has a coupon for B1G1 Catina Bowls!

Taco Bell on Facebook has a coupon for B1G1F for Catina Bowls. The coupon is only good until July 7th, 1012...so hurry up on this one!!! Here is the LINK.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Walgreens - 4 Free 5X7 Photos

Sorry this is a late post, I have had a migraine all day so I didn 't get on the computer. You still have time to go to Walgreens.com and get 4 5X7 photos free! Just use the code FOURTH at this link  (7/4 - 7/4) 4 Free 5x7 prints w/ promo code FOURTH This deal is today only!!

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.