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Print Your Coupons
The end of the month is just two days away. Print your coupons before they're gone. New coupons will be listed on November 1, 2010. I've printed some favorites and will hold them in hopes of a sale. Print this one out for some cheap sugar: Smartsource: Dixie Crystals Sugar $0.75/1 This will double to $1.50 at both Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter. The last time I had this coupon, ...
Kraft Shredded Cheese for $0.88 a Bag
I've told you before and I'll tell you again- I LOVE cheese! I don't think I go a day without eating some type of cheese. And usually I have 6-8 different types in my fridge at a time. Cheese is pretty pricey so anytime I can get a good deal on it, I stock up. This week there's a great deal going on at Lowe's Food stores. So here's the steal: All bags of shredded Kraft Cheese are on sal...
Harris Teeter Super Doubles!!
It's happening again! Harris Teeter is doing “Super Doubles” from November 3-9. With plenty of advanced notice, now's the time to gather all your high value coupons so that you are prepared next Wednesday. For those of you that are new to couponing, “Super Doubles” means that they will double any coupon up to $1.98. However, the upc barcode on the coupon must begin with a number ...
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
So my little "Harriet Potter" has been having a BLAST with the PS3 Lego Harry Potter game and as if that wasn't enough, my In-Laws got her the coolest Lego set around. It's the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle! This isn't the ordinary "Lego" set that I grew up with. This Lego set has hinges and doors, flames on torches, stairs that swivel, and much, much more. It's AMAZING! My In-Laws had as...
Happy 5th Birthday, Emma!!!
My baby is turning 5 today. She is SOOO excited about this age, and the fact that the dentist told her 2 days ago that her two bottom teeth were loose. I keep telling her she's going to look like a jack-o-lantern but she doesn't seem to mind:) I received the Picaboo book in the mail yesterday and it's all wrapped up and ready for Emma to open up. It came out REALLY nice. Can't believe I...
Free Picaboo Photobook!
I just found out from My Baton Rouge Mommy that Picaboo is offering new customers a FREE large Classic book from October 15 to 25th by using code FALLBK. I'm a little behind on my photobooks these days, so I spent the day today working on Emma's birthday party from last year. I've always loved scrapbooking but can't seem to find the time lately. Making a photobook is similar to scrapbook...
How to Get 5 Packages of Cheese for $3.38
I LOVE cheese! I should have probably been born a mouse:) It's one of those foods that I can eat every single day and I never get tired of it. I was thrilled to get 5 packages of it at Harris Teeter for only $3.38 today. I picked up 4 bags of shredded cheese and 1 package of Cracker Barrel Cheddar slices. All of them were on sale. The shredded cheeses were on sale 2 for $4 and the...
Groupon: Top Deals for September 3
I LOVE Groupon! I purchased 3 different ones this year.  The first was for a 90-minute massage from Massage Envy for only $49 (Retails for $114).  The second one was for a Gap store certificate for $25 (Retails for $50) and the most recent one was for Papa Murphy's Pizza.  This one was only $8 and it retails for $20.  Someone's having pizza in the next couple days! Here's the list of th...
Vita Mix Blender – The Kitchen Appliance No Home Should Be Without
I've got to be honest with you. I hate infomercials. I also don't care much for sales Kiosks where fast-talking snake oil salesmen wearing headset microphones attempt to mesmerize you with their clever words and trivial knowledge. In fact, the Vita Mix blender Kiosk at our local Costco had been up and running for several months before we finally approached it during one of our latest visits. Prior...
Today Only: Get $50 Worth of Gap Apparel for ONLY $25
Groupon is having a wonderful deal today. You can get $50 worth of Gap Apparel (including sale items) for ONLY $25. This deal is valid at all the Gap Stores. Don't miss out- you can use this for back-to-school shopping or even for holiday gifts. The certificate is valid for use through November 19, 2010.

Ebates- Another Great Way to Save Money

Posted By: Elena on January 21, 2010 in Ebates, Savings Tips - Comments: 1 Comment »

If you are going to shop online, you might as well make some money while your shopping.

Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure they are very into secure online transactions!).

Joining Ebates is always free – you’ll never pay them anything. And four times a year or more, they’ll mail you a Big Fat Check, or transfer the money to your PayPal account if you’d prefer. All 100% free.

So go ahead, sign up and start shopping now.

Betty Crocker $10 Savings Booklet

Posted By: Elena on in Coupons, Newsletter Subscriptions - Comments: No Comments »

If you register for the Betty Crocker newsletter you’ll receive a coupon booklet with $10 in savings.

For those that already subscribe to the newsletter, enter your email address to see if you’re still eligible. I entered mine and it said I was eligible to request it!

Also, save $ with every newsletter that you receive as they come with a coupon link. Don’t forget to click it and print out some extra coupons.

This offer expires March 1, 2010.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Coupon

Posted By: Elena on January 20, 2010 in Coupons - Comments: No Comments »

I LOVE pizza so here’s a $2 off Coupon for Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Enjoy!

Note: Expires at the end of this month.

Save on Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers

Posted By: Elena on in Coupons, Stacking Coupons - Comments: No Comments »

Here’s a great coupon “stacking” opportunity to save you money at Target. has a Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers coupon worth $2.50

You can stack this with Target’s $3 coupon to save a total of $5.50 off the purchase of one pack of diapers (40 count or larger). This coupon can be found under the “baby” heading.

Join Swagbucks

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Search & Win

If you are wondering what all the “Swagbucks” talk is about, let me tell you.

What are Swagbucks?
Swag Bucks are the web’s premier digital dollar. Accumulate at your own pace and redeem them for exclusive prizes.

How it works:

Search the web using and receive results from Google &

Swag Bucks are periodically awarded as you search the web.

Redeem your Swag Bucks for exclusive products and more in the Swag Store.

If you have any questions, let me know. Click here to sign up for FREE!

Try Eggland’s Best Eggs for Yourself

Posted By: Elena on in Coupons, Newsletter Subscriptions - Comments: No Comments »

Subscribing to Newsletters is a great way to get coupons and freebies. Today I received Eggland’s Best Eggs Newsletter.

At the end of the newsletter it stated the following:

“To try the new Eggland’s Best eggs, simply call us at (800) 922-EGGS (3447) or send an email to with your name and mailing address. Mention code THEBESTJUSTGOTBETTER to receive your coupon. And then let us know what you think of our eggs. We always love to hear from you!”

I ONLY purchase Eggland’s Best Eggs for our family because I really like them and after all, each egg is stamped with my initials (EB), so what’s not to like:)

Free E-Book: Thriving On Less

Posted By: Elena on in Free E-Book, Leo Babauta - Comments: No Comments »

Although I have not read it yet, I am sure this little e-book will be full of wonderful information.

“Leo Babauta is the author of The Power of Less and the creator and blogger at Zen Habits, a Top 100 blog with 130,000 subscribers — one of the top productivity and simplicity blogs on the Internet. It was recently named one of the Top 25 blogs by TIME magazine.” You can learn more about him here.

Click on this link to download your free e-book “Thriving on Less- Simplifying in a Tough Economy“. Thanks, Leo!!

I Just Saved $49.38 in Less Than 8 Minutes!

Posted By: Elena on January 19, 2010 in Savings Opportunity, Savings Tips - Comments: No Comments »


There are savings opportunities everywhere, you just need to find them. Yesterday I received a hospital bill from a recent surgical procedure that Mark had. The letter had a very important sentence that caught my attention.

“This account may qualify for a prompt payment incentive.”

I LOVE incentives so I called to inquire about it. If I paid my hospital bill over the phone within 10 days of the bill date, I would get 15% off the total bill. This is a bill I had to pay for anyhow, so why not save almost $50 by paying it over the phone? It took me 7 minutes and 49 seconds from the time I made the call until I had my payment confirmation.

Talk about EASY savings!!!

Recycling Cloth Items

Posted By: Elena on January 17, 2010 in Emma, Recycling - Comments: No Comments »

Here is a list of cloth items that I recycle:

  • Use Daddy’s t-shirt as a smock
  • Use socks with small holes to clean the furniture
  • Use old burp cloths as kitchen towels

Note: All items are washed and clean before reusing them.

My daughter Emma loves to paint so we use one of Mark’s old t-shirts as a smock.  It covers & protects her clothes completely and is lose fitting, allowing her to be comfortable.

The socks are wonderful for dusting and cleaning furniture because you can wear them on your hand making it easy to wipe the furniture.  Emma takes one sock, I take another and we dust all the furniture.  Then, we flip the sock over (so the dusty side is on the top) and I spray some furniture polish on the furniture.  We then go around and polish the furniture.  It’s an easy way for kids to help you out with cleaning.  She really enjoys this!

Lastly are the burp cloths.  Emma was not a colicky baby so luckily, her burp cloths are still in really good condition. I had purchased about 20 burp cloths when I had her and didn’t want these to go to waste, so I now use them for clean ups around the kitchen.

Do you recycle cloth materials?  I’d love to hear your recycling tips.

Want FREE Coupons?

Posted By: Elena on in Coupons - Comments: No Comments »

I print tons of coupons at home. My favorite coupon site is

Click on the box below to print your own coupons.

My two favorites for this week are:

  • Save $1 on All Liquid Detergent
  • Save $0.55 on Cheerios Cereal

Which ones did you print?


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