Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Whoa, here's a make-up deal!

Vapour Organic Beauty has an insanely good deal running right now.

Until 11am on April 20, you can get one of several kits for $18. Each kit has 3 items in it. The items in each kit are worth about $80, respectively, so you will be getting a STEAL. This is for some promo that the Today Show is running.

I love Vapour and have previously spent an embarrassing amount of money on some of their products. If you want to try out some really good make-up that is good for you and the planet, then you should jump on this deal!

Shipping for me was $5.35

As of this post, you have 8.5 hours to get in on this deal!

Thanks Organic Deals and Coupons!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Target 4/6

I took my 41 week pregnant butt to Target today, and dragged Penny along, for some deal chasing. I was hoping my water would break so I could yell "clean up on aisle 4", but no such luck. However I did have an excellent shopping trip.

So here's the breakdown:

2 Kandoo wipes @ $1.42 ea. - (2) $1/1 MFQs = .42 ea.
2 Shout travel packs @ .97 ea. - (2) .55/1 MFQs = .42 ea.
1 Happy Baby puffs @ $2.69 - used FREE coupon from Recycle Bank
1 Annie's Bunny Grahams @ $1.99 (sale)
1 Market Pantry strawberry milk @ .99 (kept Penny happy while I shopped)
1 Aveeno beauty bar @ $1.89 - $1/1 MFQ and $1/1 Target Q (from Target Beauty sample bag) = .89
1 NYC nail color @ $1.72 - $1/1 MFQ (from All You Magazine) = .72
1 Cover Girl eye shadow @ $3.14 - $2/1 MFQ and $1/1 Target Q (from Beauty Bag) = .04
2 Olay Facial Cleanser @ $4.99 ea. - (2) $1/1 MFQs and (1) $1/1 Target Q (from Beauty Bag) = $6.98 + got $5 Target GC = .99 ea.
2 Olay lotions @ 4.99 ea. - (2) $2/1 MFQs = $5.98 + got $5 Target GC = .98

2 Huggies 508 ct. wipes @ 11.99 ea. - $2.50 MFQ (from mailer) and .75 MFQ = $20.73 + got $5 Target gift card (for buying 2 Huggies box wipes)
1 Huggies Little Snugglers @ 8.99 - $2/1 MFQ = $6.99
1 Huggies 72 ct. wipes @ $2.39 - used FREE wipes wyb Little Snugglers = FREE
+also used $4 off wyb wipes refill pack and Little snugglers Target Q (from baby mailer)
so I got all of those Huggies items for a total of $23.72 (less than just the 2 boxes of 508 ct. would have been by themselves) + got a $5 GC back, making the net total for these items $18.72

3 Ore-Ida frozen potato products @ $2.49 ea. (store sale of B2G1 free) - $1/2 MFQ = $1.33 ea.

Dollar Spot items (I am such a sucker for these):
Beatrix Potter book
reusable lunch bag
2 owl figurines
toddler sunglasses
magnetic note pad
= $6

+ $3.35 tax

Total was $58.10
I used a $5 gift card (which I got buying the cat litter deal)

Out of pocket = $53.10
+ got $15 in Target gift cards
Net total = $38.10

Bottom of my receipt says I saved $47.94

Woohoo! I could have scored a few more freebies if the coupon kiosk was working. Apparently the computers at my Target are having technical issues and won't print coupons ;(

Yes To Cucumbers set $12.99

Target daily deals has a Yes To Cucumber 4 piece skin-care set today for $12.99 + free shipping. This is a brand that I always think about trying but never want to pay the price for, so this would be a good time to give it a whirl.

Shop through Ebates for 3% cash-back!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Land's End 30% off + free shipping!

I saw this deal on Hip2Save and I generally try not to just copy deals off other blogs unless I happened to also find them myself through other venues, but this is a really great deal, so I am going to share it. But just notice I gave credit where credit is due ;D

Right now you can get 30% off + free shipping on anything from Land's End. There is a ton of clearance and you can find some amazing deals there.

The coupon code is SAVE and the pin is 1823. I have no idea when this coupon code expires.

These lunchboxes end up being $3.49 + tax after the coupon code.

And there are also loads of other luggage things on sale, such as little backpacks for 5 - 7 year olds that come out to be $4.88. The "girl colors" are a little bit higher, at around $6.77. But I'd say that is a fantabulous price for a quality book bag!

Shop for Ebates for 6% cash back!

Inspired by Finn 40% off on Thursday 4/7, starting at 8am!

Inspired by Finn, purveyors of amber and hazelwood necklaces (for teething and eczema relief, etc.) are having a customer appreciation sale on Thursday from 8am MST to 8pm MST. They are offering 40% off all youth jewelry. They will be releasing the coupon code on their wall on their Facebook page at the start of the sale. This discount is only for those who "like" their page, so head over there and like them now so you won't miss the coupon code announcement!

Here are the details they posted about the sale:

"UPDATE: We've surpassed 16,000 "Likes" on our FB site (that’s a whole lot of likes…don’t you think!?!)

A big thank you to all who have already shared and continue to share this information with friends :)

On Thursday (April 7) we will run a customer appreciation sale of 40% off all of our youth jewelry. @http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/index.php?c=11 Adult jewelry is not included in this particular sale.

The sale will start Thursday, April 7, at 8:00 a.m. Mountain time and run for 12 hours. Sale ends Thursday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m., Mountain time. We will make an announcement on our Wall at the time the sale starts and provide a discount code in the announcement that you can use at checkout to receive the discount.

If you have any friends you think might like our shop, ask them to join us because anyone who "Likes" our page may use the discount code. Be sure and post our sale info. every place you can think of...because everyone loves a great deal!

Happy shopping :)


If you have never heard of amber teething necklaces and the like, I suggest reading about them on the Inspired by Finn page.

Sock Monkey Wine Sleeve?!?!

Okay, this is kind of a funny deal, but I thought I might post it for any lushes and/or sock monkey fanatics out there...

Today on Ecomom the daily deal is a Fred and Friends Sock Monkey Wine Caddy for $5.99 + FREE SHIPPING. (retail price is $10, so that's 40% off).

coupons for things to poop on

At the top of my list of things I hate to spend money on is toilet paper and cat litter. Things for people and pets to poop on and then throw away. I feel like I am literally flushing my money down the drain. So I am always looking for deals on these. Here's how I essentially got 80 lbs. of cat litter for a $1 this weekend.

Target has a deal on Arm and Hammer cat litter this week: Buy 2 40 lb. boxes @ $12.99 ea., get a $5 Target gift card back. So I bought 2 and used my free $20 Target gift card that I received from Plum District. Paid $6 + tax out of pocket and got a $5 gift card back ;D

This deal would have been even sweeter if I had printer ink and could have printed out some of these coupons to use:

$1/1 Clumping Cat litter

$1.50/1 litter

Even if you don't have a sweet $20 gift card like I did, you can get a pretty great deal on the cat litter. Buy 2 @ $12.99 ea. - use (2) $1.50/1 printables = pay $22.98 + tax, and get a $5 gift card back = $17.98 for 20 lbs. of litter. Seeing as one of these boxes is usually around $16, that is an excellent deal!

AND here's a deal on Toilet Paper at Target too, courtesy of Hip2Save!

Monday, April 4, 2011

where the money went this weekend

I like doing "how we spent our money" updates about the weekend because I find that weekends can turn into a real money pit if you let them. Of course you want to do fun things to entertain yourself and your family when you have the time to do it, and you can get swept up in the excitement of the fun times and forget about the money you are spending to have said fun. So my mission is to try to be conscious of the money we spend on entertainment on the weekends without letting it ruin our fun.

Saturday we decided that we really wanted to eat some authentic Mexican food, as it is one of our faves, so I went searching around in my coupons and came up with a B1G1 dinner (up to $9) from my Entertainment Book, for a restaurant called Los Panchos (on Colerain ave.). We checked reviews online and everything sounded good, so we gave it a go. The food was super delicious and hit the spot! Jon and I had your traditional Mexican fare and Penny had a hamburger (toddlers...) and after the coupon, which subtracted $8.25, our bill came out to be $13.31 + tip. Not bad for feeding a family of 3 and enjoying a nice dinner out.

On gorgeous Sunday we spent hours at, in my opinion, one of the best playgrounds this city has to offer: The Land of Make Believe playground at Lunken Airport Playfield. This playground is HUGE and has many different levels of play for kids of all ages. Penny had just as much fun here, at a free playground, as she does at some places that we pay to play at. After wearing ourselves out there, we made an ice cream stop at UDF and spent about $6.50. (Well, I also spent $3.50 on my two newspapers there). Then we came home and played in the yard and took walks up our street until the sun went down.

Not counting the gas it took us to get to these places, our total weekend fun cost us around $23. Not too shabby.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Zulily coupon code!

Get 15% off your Zulily purchase with code GMA15, good through April 15!

(Thanks My Frugal Adventures)

Free 8x10 at Wag's

Walgreen's has a free 8x10 offer right now. Just upload a pic to their online photo site and order an 8x10 with code DEAL8X10. Choose "pick up in store" for free shipping. It will be available for pick-up in about an hour. The last freebie I got from them was an 8x10 collage and it turned out beautifully!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pop Goes Froggio $5, shipped

Wal-mart has the Pop Goes Froggio game for $5 today, with free shipping!

This is a really fantastic deal seeing as I paid about $6 on Amazon for this game around xmas time and that was a great deal.
This was one of Penny's favorite xmas presents. It is an awesome game for toddlers b/c they love to pop the frog up, and you can play by your own rules. It is basically a glorified match card game. I highly recommend it.

There are some other great roll-back deals on the site as well, so take a look around.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cloth Diaper Deals

Yes, I am obsessed with cloth diapers. It is one of those things that is hard to explain unless you are part of the obsession as well... but rest assured it is not just me. CDing is addictive. So many cute little tushy covers (for them to poop on).

So here are a couple dealies:

GroVia has a deal right now that is buy 3, get 1 free on all their shells or one-size AIOs.

Kelly's Closet, purveyor of many things cloth, has a coupon code for 10% off right now: 10YEARS. I am so in love with the Itti Bitti brand from Australia that they just started selling.

Cotton Babies has their buy 5 get 1 free promotion on Bum Genius 4.0s. Through May 31st. Economy shipping is free!

I also want to note that I just got my old BumGenius 3.0s converted from velcro to snaps. It cost me $2.25 per diaper + shipping. We have been using these diapers for nearly 3 years now, and the velcro was wearing out. With about a $40 investment, these diapers now should last us through another child for another 3 years (see why cloth diapers are the more economical choice?). If you have some diapers you need converted, I highly recommend contacting Tinkle Traps to have this work done. She was so helpful and timely in doing my conversions. Plus you'd be supporting a WAHM!