Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mail Call! Victoria's Secret and Sally Beauty Supply

Today, I got a nice little catalog and gift card from Victoria's Secret Pink Nation. The gift card is for a FREE Pink lace waist panty with ANY Pink purchase + $10 off a Pink bra! I've gotten at least 4 pairs of panties through deals like this since signing up with Pink Nation. Get your own membership (and a coupon for a FREE panty with any Pink purchase) here.

I also got a little catalog from Sally Beauty Supply. It included a 25% off your entire purchase coupon! I don't shop much at Sally since I do so well at Walgreens, but they do have really good salon quality items that I can't get at Walgreens. They also have a Beauty Club that allows you to save on any non-sale item in the store; if you are a professional stylist, they have a Pro Preferred Club that allows you to save even more! Please see an associate in-store or their website for more details.

Mail Call! Food Lion, Mariani, and Kotex

In the mail Friday, I got coupons from Food Lion. They are 3 store coupons for Dove's MEN+CARE items. I can use these with manufacturer coupons and save even more! Head over here to get a $1 manufacturer coupon from Dove.

I also got a FREE sample of dried plums (prunes) from Mariani. This sample is still available! Just go here and enter SUPERFRUIT where it asks for a promo code near the bottom of the page. Put in your info and wait for it to arrive.

I got another FREE sample pack from Kotex too. See how to get your own here. The last link is dead, try here instead (try all 3 if one is gone).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Food Lion Full Circle Sweepstakes --- $200 of Home360 items

Food Lion has a new sweepstakes to win $200 of their Home360 products. You can enter once per day. Please check the official rules, because not all states are eligible for this contest. $10 off $10 purchase code

Use code TEN4YOU to save $10 on a $10+ purchase at You will have to pay shipping, but this is still a great savings!

Use Ebates or ShopatHome to get back 3% (and get $5 if you're a new member).

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE Fekkai Glossing Creme sample

Go here to fill out a form for your free sample. This sample is offered by Walmart, so while you're there check for any other samples you may have missed.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE Citraclear Dishwasher Softener Sample

Go here to sign up for your free sample of Citraclear Dishwasher Softener. Your sample should be enough for a few loads of dishes.

(Thanks, CouponersUnited!)

FREE Emergen-C sample

Fill out the form here for your free sample. You can also sign up for their email list to get future free samples.

(Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

3 New FREE item coupons from Bath and Body Works

Look in the clearance section and for small items like nail files to use with these coupons. These coupons are also usable online.

FREE Signature Collection Body Care Item (up to $12) with any $10 purchase

FREE Anti-bacterial Soap (up to $5) with any $10 purchase

FREE Signature Collection Travel Size Item (up to $5) with ANY purchase

(Thanks, MomsbyHeart!)

FREE 10 Day Supply of BareMinerals

Take this coupon to the Sephora counter inside of JCPenney's to get your FREE 10 Day Supply of BareMinerals. You can choose from original or matte and 6 different shades, plus you'll get a baby buffing brush. If they run out, you'll get a custom sample of anything in the store! Wow!

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

FREE Excedrin coupon!

Go here and answer the question. Any answer but Excedrin will get you a coupon by mail for a FREE bottle of Excedrin (up to $5.99). If you answer Excedrin, you'll get to print a $2 coupon.

(Thanks, And Freebies For All!)

Mail Call! Coinstar

I got a $10 Amazon gift card in the mail from Coinstar today. Last year, Coinstar had a promotion where you would get an additional $10 gift card when you cashed in at least $40 in change for an Amazon gift card. I always exchange my change for Amazon gift cards anyway, because there is NO charge/fee for gift cards. The gift cards available vary by machine and location.

If you'ld like to be notified of Coinstar's future promotions, just go to their website here and enter your information. You can also look up the Coinstar locations closest to you.

FREE Youth Eye Complex sample

Head here to get your FREE sample courtesy of iSClinical. Supplies are limited, so go there soon!

(Thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

4 New Earth Fare coupons!

Earth Fare has 4 new coupons available.

FREE Organic Earth Fare Truffles with ANY floral purchase valid until 2/16

$1 on one 3-4oz Lobster Tail valid until 2/21

Save $3/lb on Piedmontese Tenderloin Filet valid until 2/21

FREE Rotisserie Chicken with any $10 purchase valid ONLY 2/12

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FREE World's Best Cat Litter after rebate

World's Best Cat Litter has a rebate to get back up to $12.99 on your purchase of their litter (FREE litter!, Fudge will be happy). Go here to get the rebate form. This is a limited time offer, so print out the form soon!

(Thanks, MojoSavings!)

Walgreens Friends and Family Day --- 15%-20% off!

On February 12, Walgreens will be having a "Friends and Family Day" with discounts of 15% on everything and 20% on Walgreens brand items. This discount can be combined with existing sales, coupons, and Register Rewards. You just need to show your "Friends and Family Day" coupon to the cashier before you're rung up.

There are two ways to get the discount coupon:
1) Check the Walgreens website tomorrow, February 11, for a printable coupon.
2) Text HEART to 21525 to get a coupon sent to your cell phone.

(Thanks, Common Sense With Money!)

Staples --- saved 99%

I ran out of black ink today, so I headed out to Staples. I made sure to take my Staples rewards and my Rewards card. I also took my old cartridge.

I knew my ink cartridge was cheaper than the amount of rewards I had. So, I looked around the endcaps. Staples is good about putting clearance or unadvertised sale items there. I decided to get 6 colored binder clips for $1.50 (about 50% off).

After rewards, I paid only .21! I'll also get $3 in rewards later for recycling my old ink cartridge and rewards for buying more ink. If you don't have your own Staples Rewards card, you can get one here.

Now, I can print out more coupons!

How I'm doing: January Savings

Starting January 1, I put my receipts into a spreadsheet to keep track of how much I have been saving. I tried to include ALL purchases, even gas and mall purchases. I didn't count family restaurant trips (we're not planning to stop those). I'm having a little trouble getting receipts from one family member, so my numbers are a little off. Also, I could only include the transactions I was aware of. I still think I'll be able to make my goal of 50% savings over this year.

Due to privacy, I won't give the exact numbers. But, I spent only $33 than the amount of coupons I used. So, I saved almost 23% using coupons alone. By shopping with sales, I was able to save an additional 53%. In total, I saved approximately 75.89% on all my and my family's purchases in January.

Combining coupons and sales has been so great for me and my family. We've been able to help our friends and donate to charity. Saving so much has also helped with our stress; there's no worry about running out of food or money before the month ends. I hope the rest of this year continues this trend.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FREE Samples available from Costco!

There are two samples available now from Costco. They are both while supplies last and you must be over 18.

FREE sample of Nicorette Cinnamon Surge Coated Gum

FREE sample of Nature Made TripleFlex Caplets

Mail Call! Kotex, Save-a-lot, & Kleenex

I got a sample box from Kotex today. It had 3 tampons and 2 pantyliners inside. There was also a coupon for $1/1 Kotex product (any size and expires in over a year)! Click here to get your own samples. Don't forget about the FREE First Period Kit I mentioned yesterday!

I also got a nice coupon booklet from Save-a-lot and Proctor & Gamble. It has $15 worth of coupons inside. Most of the coupons have no size mentioned, can be doubled, and are higher value than usual. Best of all, they are manufacturer coupons that can be used at any store! This offer has ended, but there are printable coupons available here on Save-a-lot's website. Some are usable only at Save-a-lot, but there are some manufacturer coupons there too.

I got a sample of Kleenex today from Costco. Nothing very exciting, just some Kleenexes folded in a plastic zip bag. Not even any coupons. This offer is no longer available.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New $1.50/1 coupon for 8th Continent Soy Milk!

Friend Sara Lopez's "8th Continent's Soy-lebrity" Facebook and go to the Discussions tab and the Lopez <3s You topic. There you will find a link to print out a $1.50/1 coupon! Don't forget to use your back button to print it twice.

Mail Call! Nescafe, Stevia, & Oreo

I got 6 FREE samples of Nescafe Taster's Choice today. Each sample stick makes one cup of coffee and are all different flavors: gourmet roast, vanilla, hazelnut, decaffeinated, 100% Colombian, and original. They also enclosed a coupon for $1 off a 20 count or larger stick pack carton. Get your own samples here!

I also got 4 FREE packets of Stevia Extract In The Raw. They also included a couple of recipes and two .40 off one 50 count box coupons (no expiration date!). Ask on their Twitter and you could get your own sample (your mileage may vary)! A .40 coupon is also available on their website here.

I also got my FREE Oreo coupon from the recent Facebook promotion. In fact, I got two, although I don't know why (maybe they had extra?). Regardless, Grandpa will be happy! Join their Facebook so you won't miss out on their next promotion.

$25 prepaid card from Kia

Test drive a 2011 Kia Sorento between 2/8 and 3/15 and get a $25 prepaid card! Just print out the form here and take it with you to the dealership. The dealer will fill out the form and then you mail it in; you'll receive your card 6-8 weeks later. Print out the form now, just in case it disappears later.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Free fragrance sampler from Victoria's Secret

Get a FREE Deluxe Fragrance Sampler from Victoria's Secret starting tomorrow, February 9. Just take the cover of the March 2010 Seventeen magazine or a printout of the home page to any participating Victoria's Secret (call before you go) to get yours. Only 25,000 samplers will be available, so don't delay. This ends March 8, or while supplies last.

(Thanks, Hip2Save !)

Don't forget to take the new Pink Nation coupons when you go!

Get a FREE Kotex First Period Kit for your daughter

Kotex is offering a FREE First Period Kit filled with product samples, an informative brochure, and coupons. This kit has been offered before and always seems to go fast; supplies are limited. You will have to pay $2.99 shipping and handling.

P&G's "We win, You win" Sweepstakes

Proctor & Gamble is having a new sweepstakes on Facebook. The prize is a year's worth (up to $300) of P&G's beauty products, such as Secret, Olay, Pantene, Covergirl, and Gillette Venus. Every time a US Olympian takes home a medal, more chances to win will be added! Entries can be made at any of the brands' Facebook pages; click here to go to Olay's page. Void in Maine and ends 2/28.

New coupon from Victoria's Secret plus FREE Panty for new members

Pink Nation has a new coupon for members: $10 off all long sleeved tees, cardigans, henleys, and crewneck sweatshirts. New members will also find a coupon for a FREE panty with any Pink purchase!

(Thanks, CouponersUnited!)

**I love Pink Nation! I have gotten at least 4 free panties just by being a member.**

Burt's Bees FREE sample

Burt's Bees has a new toothpaste: Multicare with Fluoride formula. Fill out the form here to get your free sample! Supplies are limited and should be in the mail within 8 weeks.

(Thanks, DealSeekingMom!)

Earth Fare Chattanooga --- Good News!

I posted awhile back about the party Earth Fare was having for the Super Bowl. Well, I had guests from out of town, so I didn't get to go. But, my friend went, and SHE WON THE TV! How great is that?! Congrats, Wanda!