Friday, December 17, 2010

huge babylegs sale!!

From Babylegs: Whether you've been naughty or nice, BabyLegs has a gift for you! 75% off selected Fall/Winter styles NOW! 50+ styles to choose from! Order $75 worth of clearance items and use coupon WINTER75 for 75% off! Once these styles are gone, they are gone for good, just like Frosty the Snowman! Cannot be used with other coupons and only works with clearance items. Ho Ho Ho!

go here for the sale! it's just items on clearance on that page.... happy shopping!!!

mommy necklaces.

have you heard of these before? i saw them offered on a baby deals site, and everyone was raving about them and so i checked out the website. no, they aren't meant to be chewed on, like some other necklaces for mom's. this one is a sensory necklace for little ones, with interesting beads and other shaped dangles. i "liked" them on facebook, and found that they were running a special for facebook fans, so i bought my first mommy necklace. i have to tell you that i am now hooked. i've read all about how their followers have been matching outfits specifically to their mommy necklaces, and i found myself doing that today too when i opened the package to wear it today.

anyways, i just wanted to share how much i love my necklace, and how i think that i just found the items i'll be asking for for my birthday. totally and utterly and supremely cute!!


50% off regular priced items. 20% off sale stuff. 5 dollar rush shipping. earn gymbucks on your purchase! it's all too tempting!!!

head over to gymboree to start shopping!

more awesome sydney so sweet stuff!

in honor of today being free shipping friday, my new favorite little girl's clippie boutique, sydney so sweet, is offering free shipping on a 20 dollar purchase. she's added a bunch of new stuff to the site in the last three days, including the super cute necklaces for moms (trellis necklaces), a buckeye shop for ohio state fans, and new clippie ribbon art (get the ballet slippers for the little dancer in your life!!). check out the new items tab to get ice cream ribbon art, new colors for korkers, and leg warmers for 49 cents!! happy shopping!!

free shipping friday!

free shipping friday! go here to see if your favorite retailer is participating!

Friday, November 19, 2010

girl's bows and accessories!

a friend of mine introduced me to a girl's hairbow and accessory site this week, where korker bows and felt clips are super reasonably priced. they also carry legwarmers, some as low as 1.29(!) and most available for 3.99. (don't tell babylegs... i feel like i'm cheating on them!) anyways, if you're looking for some great gifts for the sweet girl in your life, check out the site. some of my fave picks? the crochet hat and the crochet flower hair clips. each one is less than 5 dollars!! such a steal!!

one other perk? she's local... out of wadsworth, ohio. and she can be found at local craft shows all around the northeast ohio area.

thanks, melanie!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

30% off at old navy.

coupon good from the 11th of this month thru the 18th. go here to get it. (can be printed more than once if you need to.)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

new kohl's cares for kids stuff...

go here to check it out!

new gymboree outlet coupons!!

i have 5 coupons for the gymboree OUTLET to give away to local people (meaning i'm not sending the coupons out via mail). they are valid from october 20-31. first five comments on here get them. go!! gone!!

thanks to those who commented! happy shopping!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

free sample of drycleaners secret.

go here to get yours!

thanks, heavenlee freebies!

free blockbuster rental.

today only! go here for the details...

thanks, my frugal adventures!


more babylegs deals... got 50% off a purchase of 50 dollars or more with the code FALL50. you could possibly score ten pairs of socks for 25 bucks! and their socks rock! :) code good through thursday, sep. 23rd.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

30% off at old navy.

through the 23rd, you can use these two coupons to get 30% off one single item. go here and here.

thanks, deal seeking mom!

i'd use them in two different transactions, since the code is the same. i think that they'd allow it since they are two different coupons...

Friday, September 10, 2010

old navy baby sale.

old navy's baby sale is going on right now. it ends 9/23, and it includes a maternity sale, as well. super cute jean leggings for 30 bucks for moms-to-be. and HALLOWEEN COSTUMES ARE ON SALE TOO!! check it out!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

babies r us trade-in event.

go here for the details about how you can trade in your old gear for new gear and get 25% off. :) i think that i will be ditching our gray, rusty umbrella stroller for a new, shiny version SOON!

free shampoo.

go here for your free sample of loreal everpure. (love this stuff!)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


here are a few more coupon codes to try:

KING5 for Buy 1, Get 1 Free good through 9/3 (i believe that it's good on the labor day bundles, as well)

Bounceback10 is good for 40% off, through 9/6 (not available on the bundles).

a good time to stock up on gifts! i got 12 pairs yesterday for 30 dollars and was FREAKING OUT!! that's 2.50 per pair... when they are originally 12 per pair!! wowza!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


major sale for labor day... only good through tonight. use code FANtasticFAN at checkout to get a buy 1, get 1 free deal on your orders. i just put four labor day bundles (from the sale tab) in my cart (15 dollars for 3 pairs) and got 12 pairs of babylegs for 30 dollars shipped! awesome!!

this is a leftover facebook friday deal that ends this evening, so if you need any gifts... now is the time to stock up!

kohl's clearance.

i was just at kohl's last night, and found that they have hit a low point in their clearance prices. lots of kids clothes for 2 dollars and under (look for the 80% off rack) and kids shoes have been marked down to 5 bucks. i got a pair of brown carter's sandals for my daughter for 5 bucks, and was thrilled.

they also have college dorm gear on major sale, so i got a fold-up organizational bin to put in my car (kids toys!! clutter!! snacks!! wipes!!) for around 3 dollars.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

free mag subscriptions.

go here for the post about how to get taste of home and everyday with rachael ray for free for a year.

thanks, bucktown bargains!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

babylegs sale.

there are two great codes out there right now for babylegs:

30% off a 50 dollar purchase using code SCHOOL


50% off a 100 dollar purchase using code BACKTOSCHOOL

the best deals right now can be found by purchasing the gift packs for 30 dollars (3 of them) and then something for around 10 dollars, bringing your grand total for 10 pairs of babylegs to about 50 or 51 dollars. as always, free shipping. i think that it might be time to stock up on the great new styles they have available!! :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

amusement park fun.

from and katrina:

Heading to Seaworld Orlando before 12/21? Book tickets online and get B1G1 admission with code PepsiExclusive (code good through 8/31 book now for dates further out). This is a savings of $78 per ticket!!!

If you're active duty military, you can go to and register to get up to 4 free passes into Seaworld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

clearance at kmart.

speaking of kmart, i went to check out some sales there today and found that knits for boys and girls, marked down to 2.99, are an additional 40% off, making them a little over 1.50 each. cute little tees and tanks and leggings for girls, polos and shorts for boys. i stocked up on some lggings for my daughter... rainbow polka dots and stripey ones, plus some solids. i know the sale will get even better, as last year, i raided the area for swimsuits that were 1.50 and short sets for less than 2 bucks. check the folded towers of knits for anyone 5T and under for now...

Friday, July 23, 2010

kmart birthday club.

go here to join up!

thanks, hip2save!

babylegs deal.

"I just got an email sale. Go to the website and click on Sale. At the bottom of that page they have 3 packs on sale. Also, enter the code TRAINING at checkout for an extra $5 off those 3 packs. Happy Friday ladies :)"

go here to check out the deal.

thanks, esther, for the heads up!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

free sample of oxy.

go here to get yours.

thanks, frugal fabulous finds!

free sample dove shampoo and conditioner.

go here to get yours.

thanks, bargain divas!

free true lemon samples.

go here for yours.

thanks, bargain divas!

free burt's bees toothpaste.

go here for the linkage.

thanks, bargain divas!

free sample achooz nose wipes.

go here to get yours.

thanks, bargain briana!

free nexxus samples.

go here for yours.

check out the other free samples available at wal-mart, including something for fido.

free sample of earplugs.

get your sample here.

thanks, my sweet savings!

crocs sale for women.

go here for the details.

thanks, for the mommas!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

babylegs special!

babylegs facebook fans have the opportunity to get select designs on a BOGO sale using code FANtastic at checkout. i'm thrilled! i wanted rainbows and the jolly jill/jack ones, and they are included. go here to get yours!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

4 dollars in ecb's from cvs.

sign up for email from cvs and get 4 ecb's just for doing so. you have to provide your extracare card number, and can't have an email on file yet. i get emails, and they regularly send out freebies and ecb's to use. go here for the link.

thanks, homemaking expert!

another chance to do some good.

have you checked out the photography of stephanie mcfrederick yet? if not, go here. then, schedule a mini-session with her on the 31st. spots are limited...

HELP THE KERSCHNERS! July 31, Stephanie
McFrederick Photography will hold 30 minute photo sessions. $50 session fee.
100% of the session fee and 10% of portrait orders will be donated to the family.
Contact me at or call 419.281.7758
Only 6 spots still available!

shop your closet sighting.

did you see susan and betsy on robin swoboda today? they were discussing wear now, wear later looks.

also, on their website and blog, you can follow along with betsy's 90 days of wear from the closet challenge. she's about the cutest thing... would loooove to have her wardrobe. beautiful outfits, and mixy-matchy!

check out what they're up to here. you can even follow them on facebook!

20% off coupon for children's place.

good for four days only. go here to get linked up to yours.

thanks, frugal find!

please remember to vote!

please vote for forget me not baskets here in the pepsi "refresh everything" campaign. you're help and vote is greatly appreciated! promote to your friends by using the media links on the right side. good luck sara!

body shop deals.

5 dollars off 5 dollar purchase, plus buy 2 get 1 free special. go to this site for the details.

thanks, for the mommas!

babylegs special.

BOGO deal on cow babylegs, check out this site for the details! (must have two cows in your cart to get the deal.)

BOGO on babylegs cool, as well. check out this post.

thanks, budget mommy!

free foot care sample.

go here to request yours.

thanks, frugal living and having fun!

free hand sanitizer from cvs.

go here to get yours. must enter your email and extracare card number.

thanks, save the coupons!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

free origins sample.

go here for yours.

thanks, freebies4 mom!

a chance to do some good.

my friend sara has started a charity called "forget me not baskets". she supplies bereavement baskets to moms and families who have lost a child during pregnancy or childbirth.

she has been accepted into pepsi's "refresh everything" campaign, where she has the opportunity to receive 25,000 dollars toward her charity. the catch? out of 1,100 ideas submitted to the campaign, she has to be voted into the Top 10. that's where you come in. please go vote for her charity here, and either register or sign in using your facebook account. if you're on facebook, you can also help promote the voting by clicking the little "f" for facebook along the righthand side. encourage your friends to vote! voting is happening through the end of the month, so please vote daily. you can also monitor what place the charity is in daily by using the link above.

a million thanks to you (and your friends!) for helping out such a worthy cause. and thanks for helping out by voting and promoting!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

mcdonalds frozen drink coupons.

click here for a coupon for 1 dollar off a frappe or their new smoothies.

thanks, stevie's savings!

free sample of goodnites.

get your free sample here.

thanks, because more is more!

babylegs twitter tuesday.

babylegs (my newest obsession) is running deals through twitter and facebook every tuesday and friday, respectively. today's twitter tuesday deal is buy 1, get 1 free on all organics with the code TWITTER. use the code BLNEWS to get 10% off your order, too. (sign up for email updates to get coupon codes and advance notice of sales).

check out babylegs online here.

HUGE land's end sale.

check out the land's end best of summer sale here. some of my faves? the layering tanks for 4.99, the layering cardigan for 9.99, and the ruffle neck sweater for 24.99. plus, get free shipping when you use the code STILLSUMMER and the pin number 1910. fantastic! i just got 9 items for 90 bucks shipped!! i can't wait till it all comes!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

20% off crocs.

go here for the details!

thanks, budget mommy!

babylegs sale!

babylegs, a company that makes leg warmers, tights and socks for kids, is having a july 4th sale. i love these leg warmers... not only because my daughter uses them to crawl around in, but also because they are cute and stylish. we have three pairs already, and i just ordered 6 more pairs (3 for my daughter, 3 for my son) for 28 bucks. shipping is free, and the leg warmers that are normally 12 bucks are down to as low as 4 bucks. AND you can use the code BL5UL to get an additional 10% off! wowza! go here for more details!

thanks, budget mommy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

camp mom.

i was reading in my latest parents magazine about a newsletter they will send out this summer called "camp mom". they had a preview in the issue of what it will be like, and it's filled with boredom busters for the kids for lazy hazy summer days. indoor activities and outdoor activities, crafts, food, etc. if you'd like a copy sent to your inbox, go here to sign up for it. look for "camp mom" near the big picture on the left side. looks like thee is a lot of fun for the taking this summer!

thanks, parents magazine!


my apologies for being a slacker as of late. i wish that i could "feed" some of my facebook posts directly to here... i'm posting and reposting a lot of deals on my facebook, because it's super easy to just hit the "share" button. otherwise, i have to come on here and hit up the link thing, and write out a post, and give credit, and blahblahblah.... anyways. there have been some super deals on stuff lately, like the four pairs of crocs i got (2 for me, 2 for my daughter) for 42 bucks. sooooo... i promise to get better at posting on here. i'll get back into the blahblahblah just for all of you, my faithful, lovely (and sadly neglected) readers...

see you soon with more awesome deals!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

free samples.

free bodycology sample here.

free nivea happy sensation sample here.

check out the other free samples from wal-mart here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

super cheap crocs.

i just ordered 4 pairs (two for me, two for my daughter) and spent 42.50! go here for the details!

thanks, suburban mom!

free diaper sample.

available in size 4 or 5. go here to get yours.

Friday, May 21, 2010

greatest hits.

so the thing about coupons lately that has been for me is that i'm trying out things that i may not normally try. and some of the things, i really really like! love, even! so this post is an attempt to log the stuff that i have tried that falls into that category... my greatest coupon hits.

first of all, i'd like to reveal here my love for the new no-touch automatic soap dispenser by lysol. it retails for around 10 bucks, and it comes with the dispenser, the soap and the battery to power it. refills for the soap run between 3 and 4 dollars. three scents for the soap: a ginger one, a cucumber melon one and a grapefruit one. i've tried the first two scents and like them both. this thing comes in handy in the kitchen when my hands are all slimy from cooking something and i don't have to touch anything to get the soap to wash off the slime. it also helped my son gets excited about washing his hands in the bathroom... i'll take all the help i can get there. :)

second, i got sent some samples by general foods international for their caramel latte. you just add it to warm milk, stir and it even gets a little frothy on the top. good flavor when added to skim milk.

third, my everpure shampoo by l'oreal. it's sulfate-free, which my stylist recommended. it suds up nicely, smells really good, and makes my hair have really good-hair days. can't say that about all shampoos.

fourth, i've also tried john frieda's root awakening spray lately, and had much success with awakening my roots. they gave me a free comb attached to the bottle, and i really like the comb too. i was all body and shine and volume. thanks, john. :)

fifth and finally, my nivea body wash. i got in on a good deal for it at cvs, and bought the touch of happiness scent. i usually wash my body two or three times in the shower just to smell the stuff. it feels moisturizer-y and it lathers up nicely, as well. everything that one could desire from their body wash.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

awesome carter's coupon.

go here for your 25% off coupon, for your entire purchase, no minimum purchase requirements. that's huge! and it never happens! run, don't walk, there!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

free mascara at jcpenney.

go here for the details and the link to the coupon.

anyone know if our wooster jcpenney has a sephora counter? i totally can't remember.

thanks, freebies 4 mom!

two free stayfree samples.

go to this page and fill out the form for one, and then click the offer at the bottom left for a sample of overnights.

thanks, addicted to saving!

free nursery water bag available.

100 are available daily, so if you don't get it today, try again tomorrow. :)

go here for the details.

thanks, shelley's swag!

gymboree-30% off coupon.

go here to print yours. (not valid at the outlet, sadness!)

thanks, thrifty and thriving!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

half price frappucinos at the 'buck.

go here for the happy hour details.

thanks, couponers united!

free nursing relief pack.

nursing? know a mom who is? go here to get a nursing relief pack from learning curve.

thanks, because more is more!

new kohl's cares for kids campaign.

this time, it's toy story! go here for the details!

thanks, freebies 4 mom!

freebie-a-day giveaway.

the site for "all you" magazine is a wealth of info and ways to save. i found a page on the site that does a freebie-a-day, and you can even look up the days from past months if you want previous freebies that are still available. go here to check it out!

Friday, April 30, 2010


to my husband's dismay, i am forver ripping out recipes from all my magazines and piling up the pages. he hates this habit of mine.

however, this month, there will be a special edition of family fun magazine called "dinnertime!" and it will showcase 98 of their best dinner ideas. i am soooo loving that idea. not only is their food usually family-friendly, but also fun to help get the kids involved in making. AND there won't be crazy pages all over the house, which i'm sure a certain someone will very much enjoy. the ad that i saw for it said that it would be out at major newsstands and bookstores. can't wait to grab my copy!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

images by megan edwards.

i wanted to give a shout out to my friend megan... a super-talent in the area of photography. she's just getting started with her photography, and i was lucky enough to get her to agree to do a photo shoot of my kiddos. i can't wait to see what these early pics look like!! (today's session was super cold and windy... we are going to try again in warmer temps and sundress weather). if you'd like to see her work, check out her blog here. you can also check out more of her work (think: the most amazing disney pics EVER) on her facebook page here.

thanks megan!! i can already tell that i'm going to end up with some AMAZING pics of the kids. can't wait to see what other photos you have up your sleeve in the coming months!! :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

free dog treats.

go here for the sample. scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.

free sample of dove daily treatment conditioner.

go here to get yours.

cheap soft soap body wash.

go here and print off the coupon for the softsoap nutriserums, which is on special this week at cvs for 2.99. after purchasing, you get 2 dollars in ecb's, which is like getting it for 99 cents. use your 75 cent off coupon to get it for 24 cents!!

free sample of u by kotex.

linked through cvs, you can sign up for a free sample of u by kotex here.

free poise sample from cvs.

go here to get yours.

free caress sample.

go here to request yours.

thanks, frugal living and having fun!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

new all you.

the newest "all you" magazine is available at wal-mart. i just got mine the other day and it's packed full of more than 90 dollars worth of coupons. this one has a yellow cover. :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

home made simple coupon book.

has more than 30 dollars worth of coupons in it. sign up here. (and don't expect to see it for a while.)

thanks, money saving mom!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

mambo sprouts.

organic coupons for stuff found at trader joe's and whole foods sent right to your home. sign up here.

thanks for the tip, homemaking expert!

ann taylor friends and family.

30% off at ann taylor and loft. go here to print the coupon.

scrubbing bubbles coupons.

go here to sign up.

lysol coupons.

sign up for lysol coupons here (bottom left side).

i'm not getting paid to say this or anything, but the new soap that they have in an automatic dispenser ROCKS. i had a coupon for 5 dollars off of it, so i got it for around 4 dollars at wal-mart a few weeks ago. the starter kit comes with the dispenser, a soap and the batteries. my original thought was that it might make my 4 year old more excited to wash his hands since it comes out automatically. well, i've fallen on love with it, as has he. (that's the fun part of coupons... you get to try things that you might not otherwise ever get.) check out the info here.

more freebies.

free o.b. sample here.

thanks, rose knows coupons!

free sample of eucerin lotion here or other freebies here (look under the freebie tab for more).

thanks, walmart!

free pet treats here.
free stayfree sample here.
sign up for p&g everyday solutions here and get free cascade.

thanks, bargain divas!

free colorgrabber sample.

go here to get yours.

thanks, homemaking expert!

free aveda hand relief lotion.

go here to get the goods.

thanks, homemaking expert!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

free aveeno shampoo sample.

go here to get yours.

free burt's bees toothpaste sample.

available here.

thanks, pirates of the supermarket!

free everstrong sample.

i lovelovelove this shampoo. the gal who did my hair during my "shop your closet" experience recommended highly getting a shampoo and conditioner that don't contain sulfates. what i appreciated about her recommendation was that it wasn't for some super-high-end shampoo that costs a billion dollars to buy. and re-buy. i sorta went floundering into the store, searching for a product line that was sulfate-free (helps color to last longer, is better for your hair) and stumbled across the l'oreal line. i've already gone through one bottle of the shampoo for colored hair... i love the stuff. if you'd like to try out a sample for yourself, go here. it lathers up really nicely and smells great.

thanks, target!

free stayfree sample.

go here to sign up.

exclusive all you magazine coupons.

just when i thought i'd seen all the coupons there were, i just found some more through the all you magazine website. on it, they have some coupons for green works cleaning products, which i happened to notice yesterday at cvs were on clearance. could make for a great deal. check out the exclusive coupons here and check out the website, too. i was sad about chopping up my last issue for all the coupons, but some of the articles can be found online. i actually really like this magazine... can't believe that i just started buying it!

free magazine from kikkoman.

go here for the link!

thanks, homemaking expert!

free dog leash and collar from science diet.

go here for the details!

thanks, homemaking expert!

Monday, April 19, 2010

cvs trip this morning.

i spent 1.20 oop (out of pocket) this morning at cvs. i bought two schick shaving creams (cost 2.79 each, got back 1.80 for each in ecb's), two thermacare heat wraps (cost 2.49, got back 2.49 each in ecb' wraps!!) and bought a green bag tag for 99 cents and got back 99 cents in ecb's. the reason i paid 1.20? i had 17 dollars in ecb's, but if i used them all, i would have been owed money by cvs. i'll gladly pay 1.2o for those items... it's like i practically paid nothing!! and i got back almost everything in ecb's to use for next time!! no wonder people shop at cvs! with a little money "up front" (yesterday's trip cost me 30-something dollars), i will now be paying for all my trips with previous ecb's i've earned!

target: possibly free shirts, handbags, and hosiery!

go here to print off the coupons good for dollars off of merona shirts for women and men, handbags, and hosiery items. you can use these coupons on clearance items, and can print them twice. remember that all clearance stuff varies by store, but you just may able to score a great deal by scouring the racks. good luck!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

any ideas for remembering reuseable bags?

i am forever forgetting mine, always seeing the sign on the way in the store and hitting my forehead with my palm at my forgetfulness. i'd love your ideas for remembering to take them either in the car or in the store... i suffer from both problems. :)

cvs' green bag tag, explained.

go here for the details!

thanks i heart cvs!

and just fyi, you can get one this week for 99 cents, with 99 cents in ecb's given back to you. they are literally giving you money!!

coupon binder!

Front: Deal/ Sale highlights for the week

The baseball sheets before being filled

The envelopes for each store in the binder pocket and the first of the baseball sheets

Coupons in each category that are about to expire

Internet coupons (don't fit in baseball sheets)

Restaurant coupons

Retail coupons

Back inside binder pocket: Current circulars for the week

yeah, i went with a binder. i did a bunch of baseball card holders for inside... they hold about 9 coupons on a side, so each page holds 18 coupons (30 pages for 4.99 at target). plus, for internet coupons, i grabbed a thing of two-pocket colored file folders and in the front i put coupons that are about to expire, and in the back, i put the internet coupons that were too big for the baseball card slots. in the back pocket of the binder, i put the latest circulars, and in the front pocket, i have envelopes that are designated by store. when i see a sale for something that i know i have a coupon for, i stick it in the envelope. i have one more section to add, which is those clear page inserts, so that i can stick each store's current coupon policy in there. :)

the sections i have for coupons in the baseball card pages and the file folders are: food, home, personal care, baby... with additional space devoted in the pocket folders for restaurant coupons, and retail coupons.
the front pocket, outside of the binder has room for a slip of paper that has the coupon highlights for the week... sales i don't want to miss. i write down if something earns ecb's at cvs, or if i have multiple coupons (store and manufacturer) for an item and what i expect to pay for it. it helps me keep track of the deals i see online, because it's all organized by store.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

breakdown of my cvs purchase:
2 pks. pampers diapers (8.49 each)
1 3-pack of cvs paper towels (2.50)
1 schick hydro razor (8.97)
1 cvs lotion (1.99)
1 axe deodorant (1.24)
1 degree deodorant (1.19)
1 dove shampoo (4.49)
total after ecb's and coupons: 14.36!!
i printed out my cvs coupons when i went in at the crt machine and got 1.50 in ecb's, 1 dollar off a cvs paper product, 1 dollar off a cvs skin care product: 3.50 in savings
the razor was 8.97, but gave 6 dollars in ecb's, plus i had a 3 dollar off coupon, so i made 3 cents on that.
i had 1.50 off each of the diapers.
the dove shampoo was 4.49, but gave 4.49 in ecb's, plus i had a 2 dollar off coupon, so i made 2 dollars buying that.
i had a 4 dollars off a 20 dollar purchase coupon that they emailed me, and a 3 dollar off birthday coupon they emailed me.
in all, i saved 24.50 with ecb's and coupons, plus my last transaction earned me 4.49 in ecb's to use later.
i could have done better, i'm sure, but i'm still a novice, AND was under time crunch to get home. in all, i'm thrilled!! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

25 cent BOGO at DQ.

here's an email i got from dairy queen:

"Hey fans! Since we kicked off the Blizzard 25th Birthday Party Tour, we have been overwhelmed by your support. You truly are the best fans in the world and we look forward to meeting many of you this summer as the Blizzard®mobile comes to party in your home town. We really wish we could come see all of you, but we don't want that to stop you from celebrating. The Party Tour is just one of many ways we're celebrating the Blizzard 25th birthday. You can celebrate at your local store, or continue to follow the Tour on Facebook. So, as a little party favor to pump up the celebration we're throwing a 25¢ BOGO Blizzard Treat your way. The best part about it, no coupons are necessary.* You're the best fans in the world and we want all of you to be a part of the BIGGEST party in Blizzard treat history! So fans, get to your local DQ asap, because this offer only lasts from April 19-25."


free sample of john frieda.

go here to get yours!

thanks, hip2save!

while you're at the freebie page, sign up for other wal-mart freebies here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

1 dollar ink refills at walgreens!??!

check out this post!!

thanks, deal seeking mom!!

15 family barn/garage sale.

i saw this advertised north of smithville, a little bit north of the mennonite church. it says that it's "next thursday, friday, and saturday" at 9am, and i'm wondering if that means today through saturday, or really next thursday-sat, since i saw it this past sunday. might be worth checking out...

free tree when you buy one at home depot.

sign up for home depot newsletters and get cool coupons like "buy a tree get one free" in your emails from them. go here and sign up toward the bottom.

free dove conditioner.

go here to get your sample.

ethnic fair!

here are the details. i heard that it's a huge event!

scarlet gray and green fair.

go here for the details about this earth day celebration!

lehman's open house 15th-17th.

go here for the details!

too good to be threw sale.

it's coming up! annual sale for kids clothes and toys, hosted by wooster's church of the nazarene on may 1st from 8:30am to 12:30 pm. go here for the details!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

free stuff for tax day.

see the post here for details. free starbucks coffee (take some flavored creamer... yum!!)!!

thanks, hip2save!!

go here for yahoo's list!

thanks jen (and yahoo!!)!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

10 off 50 at staples.

go here for the coupon.

thanks, bucktown bargains!

wooster wellness expo.

save the date! may 8th!!

go here for the details!

mother's day brunch.

pine tree barn... yum!

go here for the details!

because everyone loves a good sale...

the details:

april 10th
Used Treasures @ New Hope Fellowship
Corner of Buckeye and Liberty
Enter side door on Buckeye St.

Lots of things advertised for sale... toys, games, clothes
The kicker? Kids clothes are free!!

Go here to verify! :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

kroger deals!

my friend traci reports that kroger is tripling coupons through sunday. here's how well she did on her trip there tonight:

"so I had Coupons for everything but the kroger brand baby formula (12 a can and got two) and before coupons the total was 87.64, I paid... drum roll please..... 32.78 ( and 24 was formula!!!)"

awesome job, traci, and thanks for sharing!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

how to pay for non-coupon items with coupons.

seems unlikely, huh? go here for an interesting post.

thanks, centsible savings!

free beauty puff.

go here to get yours.

buchanan place.

also in the mail today, i got a note announcing an event at Buchanan Place in smithville, on may 1st, called Meet Me in Paris. it advertises vera bradley specials and chamilia jewelry specials. the chamilia specials are:

buy 3 beads and get a free murano glass or silver bead


buy a silver snap bracelet for a free chamilia lock

the event is may 1st from 10am to 6pm, with refreshments, drawings and seminars on the front porch! sounds like fun! and seeing as how i am looking to buy and build my chamilia bracelet, i will be there! hope to see you there, too! :)

wanna check out their website? go here.

bed bath and beyond.

i got a coupon in the mail today for 20% off. if you'd like to sign up for one too (spring decorating? MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE?), you can sign up at this place. happy shopping!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

all you.

here are two great cheap magazines to get, and they contains gobs of coupons. "all you" magazine can be found at the wal-mart checkout. i paid 2.49 for my april issue, which contains 81 dollars worth of coupons. inside april's issue is a coupon for a free rimmel cosmetic... which means that that alone pays for the mag for the month.

another good one is "reinventing beauty" that is 99 cents at cvs. i can't give you a coupon dollar amount, but i promise it's worth your 99 pennies. :)

got milk?

from my friend christy:

I had to tell someone about my find today, and I thought of you and your blog! Hartzler's Dairy (located on Cleveland Rd., just north of Smithville-Western) is selling their milk this week for $2 plus bottle deposit, which is a savings of $1.50ish. I don't know if you've ever tried it, but it is organic, pastuerized, but non-homogenized (meaning the cream rises to the top). My son is lactose intolerant, but can drink their milk (something about their process makes it easier to digest.) Their website is if you want to check it out. I'm a big fan of their products, especially of the ice cream!

thanks, christy!! we love their chocolate milk!! :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

15% off at children's place.

go here to print your coupon.

infantino carrier recall.

i don't know if this one will apply to you, but it applies to me. i bought this to carry moosey around our apartment 2 years ago... and now, after the reported deaths of three infants, it's being recalled. go here to learn more about the recall and send in the info needed to get a replacement carrier.

free sample of dove's mens wash.

go here to request yours.

30% off at old navy till 4/4.

go here to print. good on one single item. :)

thanks to the discount queens!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

wal-marts free and cheap items.

here's an awesome compilation of stuff that is free or under a dollar at wal-mart right now when combined with coupons you may already have.

thanks, couponing to disney!!

coupon sites.

check out the coupon sites tab above. i added some great places that you can go to to download online coupons. some of them require registration, but have some great coupons available. the sites also rotate coupons monthly or weekly, so check them often if you have a certain coupon that you are looking for. also, check to see what the print limit is on the coupons... you may able to print it twice.

free scissors.

go here to get your free scissors.

thanks, two thrifty sisters!

free splenda for coffee sample.

go here to sign up for your free sample.

free dove men's at target.

go here for the details on free travel sizes of dove men's.

thanks, money saving mom!

seventh generation coupons.

go to this site to sign up for coupons for seventh generation cleaners and products.

time to get busy!!

okay, so that's a joke. sort of. i love baby registry gift bags!! :)

go here to see what i'm talking about.

thanks, who said nothing in life is free?

free windex at cvs this week.

go here for the details!

thanks to the coupon high!

deals at target for the week.

go here for a list of deals at target this week.

thanks, money saving mom!

some deals at cvs this week.

go here for a compilation of deals at cvs this week.

thanks, moms need to know!

freebie round-up.

courtesy of coupon cravings, if you want some free samples, this is the list you need to consult.

coupon binder.

i spent the better part of yesterday early evening and after the kids went to bed organizing a coupon binder for myself. my dream is to take some pictures of it and explain how i will use it for you all, because (i don't know about you) i was being swallowed up by the clutter that loose coupons everywhere was creating. i had coupons here and there and in there and down there and over there and still at the computer. now, all my coupons are in one place, and the best part? it's now portable and highly organized. i have a spot for everything, and even more available spots for the things that i haven't even thought of. yay for organization!!

free sample of face cream.

go here for the link to sign up for your free sample of face cream.

thanks, she saved!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

brita on tap filter for 7.49.

the blog totally target came up with a great deal scenario to get a brita filter for your kitchen faucet tap for just 7.49! check it out here.

take the pledge here and get more coupons!

thanks, totally target!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

some great rite aid deals coming up...

thanks to pirates of the supermarket, check out this list of great deals at rite aid.

awesome target deals this week.

go here to see what stuff you can score at fab prices at target this coming week....

thanks, sisters shopping on a shoestring!

cheap huggies diapers at cvs.

starting tomorrow, you can snag some cheap huggies diapers at cvs. buy 2 jumbo packs of diapers for 17.98, use 2 3 dollar off coupons, and get 5 dollars in extra care bucks. you've just paid 3.49 per pack. want to see more steals and deals coming up at cvs? check out the post here at!!

thanks collin!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

free pdf version of kid's cookbook.

courtesy of wisconsin cheese, you can download a pdf of their kid's cookbook "kids in the kitchen". do it here.

free spring cleaning pack.

sign up here for a free spring cleaning pack that includes:

Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags
Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel
Pledge® Multi Surface Wipes

some fun stuff at buehler's.

two things to post about here from buehler's:

1) i happened to spot some syrups in the coffee aisle that looked just right for making italian sodas. i had one at the lodi station on sunday when i went to pick up the future engineer kit i won on facebook, and took note of how they were made... pausing mentally to almost-ask if the syrups were for sale... you know, the whole big bottle they use for flavoring coffees and drinks. well, as i was shopping at buehler's, i noticed that there in the middle of the aisle, a bunch of bottles are set up on display and what were they? the syrups, like i said. anyways, on with the post. mix about 1 to 2 T. of your fave flavor of syrup, (mine was strawberry) with enough plain club soda to fill a glass. instantly italian, for waaaay less. i put mine in a really fun glass i have, and then pretend that i am somewhere in italy, sipping it while sitting on an outdoor terrace... whatever. you can pretend whatever you want. :)

2) i have been seeing posting's on my fave savings blog ( about a cosmetic company called e.l.f. (eyes lips face) that sells everything for a dollar. that's right, one buck. i was strolling through buehler's after picking up my prescription, and happened upon the cosmetics aisle, which actually is pretty awesome (for a grocery store). i saw a rack devoted to e.l.f. cosmetics and tools, and i started flipping through it. in short, i got a mirrored compact, a new eyelash curler, an all-over-color stick (blush, lipstick, eyeshadow), a mascara that has two ends (waterproof and regular), and something else that escapes me at the moment, all for 5 bucks. i also noticed that they had stuff by tom's of maine, kiss my face, and some really awesome huge handmade-looking soaps for pretty cheap. who knew that buehler's might be my next best make-up destination?

almost famous!!

but not quite yet... that will come on friday. ;)

check out the post here on the blog for "shop your closet", which introduces you to me and my wardrobe. it was in sad shape, having been all but neglected since the birth of my first baby. being a deal shopper, i would pick up things here and there for myself (you know, like a 2 dollar tee shirt from old navy), sort of ignoring whether it was flattering on me. well, i'm done with that. i will be, from here on out, actually taking the time to try things on, and ask opinions from others on whether or not it's a keeper. susan and betsy gave me a good jump-start into realizing that my wardrobe can once again be fabulous... and i deserve to be fabulous as well! :)

you can follow along on their blog this week, and then watch the robin swoboda show at 10am this friday on fox 8 for the big reveal. you can witness the process that i went through, and get started on getting yourself into full-fledged fabulousness!

become a friend of "shop your closet" on facebook here

subscribe to blog updates from "shop your closet" here

cheap board games from target...

like battleship for 2 bucks! go to the post here, and download the coupons in both spots to get the 9 dollar battleship game for 2 bucks after coupons!

thanks, for the mommas!

reversible canvas purse, 5.99!

land's end has a great deal going on their reversible canvas purse, just 5.99! get the details in this post, where you can score free shipping, too! a great mother's day idea... or for those with birthdays coming up (wink, wink).

thanks, living rich with coupons!

toy story 1 and 2, super cheap!

go here for all the details!

thanks, living rich with coupons!

another disney link.

for those of you who are lucky enough to still be planning your disney adventures... i thought of you when i came across this little gem.

thanks to the happy housewife!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

free digital "parenting school years" magazine.

go here to access the offer.

thanks, pocket your dollars!

one day shopping pass for sam's club.

go here for the post with the details.

thanks, who said nothing in life is free!

coupons for stores.

here are some great links for deal shopping this week.

thanks for compiling the list, organizing for everyone! (you're so organized, i'm jealous!!)

gap/banana/old navy 30% off coupon.

good the 18th through 21st this month, multiple use. also good at some oulets, check the print at top.

coupon is here.

thanks, getcha coup on! (friend them on facebook!)

free sample of downy.

go here, no sam's number required.

thanks, but i had a coupon!

free homemade soap.

go here for a free sample of homemade soap from cloud 9 spa.

thanks, heavenlee freebies! (become a fan on facebook...)

free 8 x 10 photo canvas.

go here for the details on how to get your free photo canvas (over 50 dollar value). shipping is about 15 bucks for the 8 x 10 size! super fun!

thanks, be centsable!

store deals!

go here to be linked up with all the latest and greatest store deals. stores can be accessed along the side, or scrolled through. awesome! bookmark it! (and they still have stores to add!)

thanks, money saving mom!

free purex 3 in 1 sample.

go here for the post about how to snag a free sample of purex 3 in 1. mine just came in the mail last week, and i'm excited to try it out. it's detergent, softener, and static cling in one sheet. awesome idea!

thanks, thrifty divas!

free girlie stuff.

see the post from hip2save here for free samples from u by kotex.

thanks, hip2save!

super cute luggage tags!!

download your own image on these luggage tags. makes for a great tag for diaper bags! brilliant! see hip2save's post here.

i put moosey's picture on my tags, and will put it on her diaper bag. so sweet!!

thanks, hip2save! another great find!!

free pureology sample.

it was just suggested to me by my stylist last week to use pureology, so this is a timely freebie. go here to request relaxing serum or smoothing cream.

thanks, bucktown bargains!

vistaprint: 100 postcards for 1.99 + s/h

the thrifty mama posted about a great deal on postcards from vistaprint for 1.99, plus s/h. i got my "hip mom" cards from them for my blog, and love them. i bet that these will be just as great. some ideas they posted for using them: upcoming parties, birthdays, holidays, weddind response cards. the possibilities are endless. go here for the post!

thanks, thrifty mama!

cheap photos and photo book.

money saving mom posted a great deal here about 50 photos and a photo book for 1.99 when you pick them up at target. a good deal for those of us looking to be creative with our photos!

bucktown bargains also posted this same deal, and added a mini photo book through target kodak gallery. might be worth a look-see here.

thanks, money saving mom and bucktown bargains!


go here to request a catalog for penzey's spices. i discovered this store when we lived in rockville... very reasonably priced and has great customer service. they periodically send good customers coupons for free spices on the front of the catalog...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

i have a friend who uses, for all her kids' diapering needs. if you wanna check it out and use the service, you can enter her referral code for 10 dollars off your order, and give her a 10 dollar credit for each new order placed. a great way to help out!

her referral code is: MULC3155.


Friday, March 12, 2010