Monday, August 30, 2010

Enter to Win BTFE Label Giveaway!!

Desert Deals Diva

Go over to Desert Deals Diva for your chance to win her new giveaway!  BTFE Labels!!  {a.k.a. Box Tops For Education Labels}

Here is how you can enter, up to 10 chances to win!!

Giveaway Details:
1st winner: ~ 300 BTFE
2nd place: codes for a total of 50 BTFE   
Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above
Giveaway Ends 9/3/10 @ 8pm AZ time!
Mandatory Entry: What is your favorite Back To School memory, as a child or as a parent? (1 entry)
Extra Entries: Leave an additional comment on THIS post for each extra entry you qualify for! ).
  1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post! (2 entries)
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  4. Subscribe to me via email or RSS (or be an existing subscriber). (1 entry)
  5. “Like” me on Facebook (If you already like me that counts too!) This is worth one extra entry. (1 entry)
  6. Add my button to your blog! (or list me on your blogroll).  (1 entry)
There are a total of 10 possible ways to enter!  Remember this giveaway ends 9/3/10 @ 8pm AZ time! I will use a random number generator to select the winners and contact them via email (Make sure I can email you!). You have 48 hours to respond or I will select another winner.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pet ID Bling-Bling on the Cheap

Moving can really be a pain.  Besides the obvious of boxes, packing, unpacking, and such....  the real important stuff  like changing everything over to your new address, new phone number, ordering more (free)  address labels, etc, etc.  ...

One change that should not be overlooked is your K9 or Kitty ID tags.

I went to a local well known pet retailer and my mouth almost hit the floor because they wanted around $10 (and up) for an engraved ID tag.  I decided to wait and I'm so glad I did!

We were in Wally World today and right in the entrance was a Quick Tag Machine.  

It takes Cash or Credit and the best only cost $5!!  There were several sizes and shapes to choose from and you can create up to 4 lines of information on the tags.  In less than 2 minutes our puppy dog has new updated bling-bling in the shape of a dog bone.  

Cheap, cute and very practical!

AZ BlogHop

Each Thursday (by 8 pm) we will be blogging about an Arizona specific deal, event, store, tip, etc. We would love any other AZ bloggers to also participate by linking up below. Come back every Thursday for a new set of tips!
Your AZ Blog Hop Hosts:

How to participate:

  1. If you have a great Arizona tip to share, then link up below! Then link back to one of the AZ Blog Hop Hosts. We're looking for local deals, tips, and things to do....on the Fun & Frugal Side!

  2. Copy the Arizona Blog Hop button into a blog post on your site.

  3. Come back and post the direct link to your blog post here into the linky form below.

  4. Follow as many participants as you would like, leave them a comment letting them know your are following them.

  5. Follow back anyone that is now following you and leave them a comment back letting them know you are following back through this event.
In other words...... Follow and be followed!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Target Juice Box Hunt

I FINALLY found the Juice Boxes at Target!  They are $0.59/each!  It took me a few times at the price check scanner to find the right ones.  It looks like they are going through a repackaging and are phasing this one out.

Happy Juice Hunting!!

Special Thanks for the heads up to Desert Deals Diva!

Teriyaki Sauce.... anyone? anyone?

Today at Target I got:
4 Kikkoman Teriyaki 10oz - $1.42/each
 Used 2 B1G1 Coupons
Total paid: $0.84 for 4 bottles!!

I am going to send in my receipt of get a FREE gift for buying 3 Kikkoman. Here are the details.  The gifts will be chosen at random and include: Apron, Grocery Tote or a Basting Bursh.  I will be adding this Free item to my Christmas gift stash!  Who will be the lucky person?  I'm not telling. 

Special thanks to Totally Target for posting this great deal!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Head over to Gain Facebook page NOW for your chance to snag a FREE Febreze Air Effects w/Gain Original Scent!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's Baaaaack! Free Soda 'n' Dog at Circle K

Two days in a row going to Circle K!  Got my 3lbs of banana's yesterday and now today a FREE Lunch!  Woot!  Circle K Strike Out Meter coupon.

EXPIRED:  Hope you were able to get your coupon before it was gone! 

Do you save BoxTops4Education?

I must admit, it was hard to start saving them...UNTIL...a great friend of mine, made me a BoxTops4Education label collector a few years ago! Now it is so easy for our whole family to tear the BoxTop labels off and slip them into the designated container.  Once it is filled, we send them off to their school so that they can reap the benefits!  What are you waiting for?  Start saving them today!  Your school will thank you!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

FREE Banana's @ Circle K

More FREE banana's @ Circle K!! HERE Today ONLY!!  So tell me, what have you been making with all the banana's you've gotten from Circle K.

Friday, August 20, 2010

FREE Pedometer from Kmart

Also in Sunday's Kmart ad, you can sign up and score a FREE Pedometer HERE!  Offer is limited to the first 2500 registrants!  Once you sign up you will get an e-mail notification. (Check your spam folder).  You will then be sent to a link to print your Kmart coupon for a FREE Sportsline Step & Distance Pedometer.  Coupon good for Rewards Members Only and valid from 8/22 - 10/31.

Sneak-a-Peek - Kmart Ad

Looks like this Sunday there will be a great prescription coupon in Kmart's ad. Says "get up to a $10 gift card with the purchase of a new or transferred prescription". Coupon is valid from 8/22-9/25.

Would you please leave me a comment if a grocery store or pharmacy will honor this coupon. Thanks.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pass the Ortega, Please

A taco just is not a taco in our house without this Ortega Taco Sauce. I found this at Target as a new markdown for $1.65. This is for the big 16oz bottle!!! The small bottle is priced at $1.45. Weird.

I'm a happy camper!! We're having tacos for dinner tonight!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

M'm...Homemade Birthday Cake $1

My first born boy is officially a teenager today!  Wow!!  Where has the time gone!  It seems just like...well you know.  I woke him up this morning to his personalized birthday song by Captain Zoom!  He says he only listens to it because he knows it makes me happy.  Awwwww - what a sweetie.  Captain Zoom has been singing to me on my birthday since I was six.

Ok, so in honor of his birthday, I am making his favorite cake!!  Chocolate with vanilla frosting and of course sprinkles! Yum!! 

While at Fry's doing yet another mega 8 deal I stumbled upon a fantastic cake/frosting deal!!

Betty Crocker Cake Mix - $1.19
Betty Crocker Frosting - $1.31 
(Whipped Vanilla is being discontinued - SAY WHAT?)

Cellfire Cake/Frosting e-Coupon - $0.50
Betty Crocker Cake/Frosting IP Coupon - $0.50 wyb both

Total for both - ONE DOLLAR!! 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Star Olive Oil @ Fry's

Fry's has Star Olive Oil on sale for $3.99!! That's a great deal...however pair it with the $0.50 off coupon found in the MDA book found at Safeway and it's $2.99!! (shelf tag says until 8/31)

Did you know that olive oil makes a great eye make-up remover? It works great!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

You know you've been couponing to long when...

walking out of the grocery store saving 87% and you are disappointed!! Haha.

This run was a bit frustrating. Today they decide to change the rules on me. I asked last week about how the coupons were going to be handled. I was told they would all double for this sale. Now today they told me differently. Win some lose some, I just wish they would be consistent. Oy!

On a happy note I was able to get my Rx $25 off my VIP card and put on a regular Fry's gift card!! Whoa-hoo!!

Spent $9.71 Saved $68.81 (87%)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

YUM!! IHOP for Dinner!

Remember KIDS eat FREE the month of August with the purchase of adult meal.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Are you Swaggin?

It's FRIDAY the 13th!!!  Are you scared?  You shouldn't be!!  Today is Mega Swag Bucks Day!!  It's as easy as it says...."Search & Win"!  Check it out HERE!  Good Luck!!

Search & Win

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Um..I'm sorry, did you say $1.26?

Yep indeedy!! $1.26 was the oop on this Frys Mega Deal sale!! I didn't even use the Fresh and Easy coupon! I'm so excited I can't wait to put another deal together!!

Enter to Win a $25 Walmart Gift Card

Need some extra school supplies money?  Head over to ARIZONA SAVINGS for your chance to WIN a $25 Walmart Gift Card!!
Good Luck!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Did you see the coupon found in this weeks FOOD CITY AD? Sorry it's not a great photo - I'm very excited!! It's for $5 off the purchase of 10 General Mills cereal!! Valid from 8/11 - 8/17!! Goes great with Frys Mega sale!! I'm doing the coupon dance!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

I want to do this again!!!

UPDATE:  I can't believe I forgot the best part of this whole deal!  I received 2 $4 Catalina's for buying all the cereal!!  


Fry's  $6.54    
Saved $113.76  (94%)

2 Pineapples - FREE
3 Glade Air Fresheners - FREE
1 Dawn Dishsoap - $0.09 
1 Downey - $1.99
1 Cheerios - $0.49
4 Trix - $0.49
4 Cocoa Puffs - $0.49
4 Cookie Crisps - $0.99
4 Sobe Life Water's - 2 FREE/2 $0.49
1 Aussie Hair Spray - $1.49
1 Aussie Hair Gel - $1.49
1 Charmin - $2.99
3 Sunny D's - $0.50
4 Toaster Strudels - $1.49
Fry's Hamburger Buns - $1.50

Coupons Used:
  • 4 $4 Off Mega Event - Auto Deducted
  • Used $5 Off Catalina from Kraft Deal @ Safeway
  • Used $10 Off Catalina from Kelloggs Deal @ Safeway
  • Pineapple $0.50 IP = FREE 
  • Dawn  P&G Coupon Book  $0.25 &  $0.50 Fry's eCoupon = $0.09
  • Downey Buy 4 Save $4 & $2.00 Fry's eCoupon = $1.99
  • Cheerios Cellfire $0.55 & $0.50 IP (no longer avail) = FREE +$0.07
  • Trix $0.55 IP Coupon = $0.49
  • Cocoa Puffs $0.55 IP = $0.49
  • Cookie Crisps $1/2 IP  = $0.99
  • Sobe Life Water Buy 1 Get 1 Free = $0.98/4
  • Aussie Hair Products B1G1 FREE P&G (8/1)= $0.99
  • Charmin Buy 4 Save $4 & $3.00 Fry's e-Coupon = $3.99
  • Sunny D's $1/3 IP = $0.50/3
  • Toaster Strudels $1/2 IP & $0.50 Cellfire = $0.99
  • Fry's Hamburger Buns $0.20 Fry's e-Coupon = $1.30

Whoosh!  I think that all!  The cashier did a complete double take at my total. I love getting that reaction!!

Kraft First Taste

Check your Kraft First Taste Account!!  I am receiving via snail mail a coupon for a FREE Homestyle Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese dinner!!  Woot!  I love FREE DINNERS!!!

FREE Sobe Water @ Circle K - Today ONLY

Hurry and print your coupon for a FREE 20oz Sobe Water at Circle K! Today ONLY!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Little Fry's Run

$11.64  69% Savings

Dole Pinapple - FREE after coupon
Mentos Gum - FREE after coupon
Shamrock Milk - FREE after coupon
Apple Juice - $0.99/each
Toaster Strudels - $1.50/each after coupon (not sure where I got coupons from)
Tartar Sauce - $1.99


Ugh!  The picture was turned correctly before I uploaded it!  Not sure what happened!

Anyway, Safeway has a great price on Cheese!!  The above items cost $5.94 oop and as you can see I got a  catalina for $5!!  Gotta love that!!  I got the cat from purchasing 5 Kraft items.  I used 5 Kraft IP's and got the Deli Deluxe Cheese for $0.99 each!  I got the Mission Tortillas for $0.24 using ecoupon $0.55 and the a $0.55 coupon found in the MDA book found in Safeway.

Here is the link to the cheese coupon.

It will make the shredded cheese $0.25 each!!  That is a great stock-up price and it freezes very well!

Just make sure the cheese has the "Real California Milk" Seal!!

Want to Win $20 Safeway Card?

Head on over to Cents'Able Shoppin! for you chance to win a $20 Safeway Gift Card!!

Cents'Able Shoppin!

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sometimes you have to Splurge

2 Fruity Pebbles - Mfg Coupon - $2/box.
(I don't normally like to pay more than $1/box for cereal)
3 Ice Creams - $0.99 after IP Coupon
8 Febreze - Free after Mfg Coupons from a friend that had a HouseParty.

TOTAL: $8.11 86% Savings

$0.34 in Change @ CVS

2 Peanut Butter - $1.66
4 Sobe Waters - Free after IP B1G1
Used expired $3 EB
Total: $0.34

Target - $0.88!!

Fast in-out Target run.
4 Chef BRD - Free after TQ
1 Bic Pens - Free after TQ
1 Bic Pencils - $0.20 after TQ
3 Pencil Sharpeners - $0.20/each

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nabisco Coupon on Facebook

"Like" Nabisco HERE and get a coupon for 1 Free Bag of Cookies

When you buy 1 Nabisco Cookies and 1 Milk!!!

I don't know about you, but I love FREE Cookies!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quick Trip @ Target

Total: $3.32.

I'm so loving Target lately!! Are you getting your Free Clothes, Free Food, Free Pens/Pencils and really cheap Juicy Juice too??