Friday, November 19, 2010

Free/Cheap Shopping day tomorrow =)

So as requested here is my plan in no particular order. I have lots of coupons that I want to use so it should make my shopping day super cheap- at least that is what I am hoping for!! Oh did I mention I am dragging bringing JJ out for all this fun!

Winn Dixie- Stopping here for some free wipes and free diapers that I recieved coupons for by signing up for their baby club.

Walmart- I have a few coupons that I need to use that I should be able to get some cheap/free stuff. If you don't have these coupons you could always purchase them off Ebay (don't forget to go through Ebates).
I should be able to get FREE gain dish soap, FREE rayovac batteries, FREE deodorant, and FREE olay gift set.

Hallmark- I have lots of magazine subscripitons that I have gotten for free. Before throwing any of these magazines away I always check them for coupons. Well in two of the magazines I have received this month (Family Circle & Redbook - both December issues) had inserts in them with $5/5 Hallmark coupons. This means I should be able to score $10 worth of stuff for free!

Starbucks- I highlighted this in another post- but we will be stopping at Starbucks between 2-5pm tomorrow for BOGO holiday drinks!

Kohls- I have $10 in Kohl's cash that I got last week while out shopping. $10 of free stuff!

Babies R Us- I recieved a $5 Rewards coupon & a 20% one item coupon- which means I should be able to score something for free/cheap.

Bath & Body Works- Go here to print off a coupon for a free travel size item up to $5 with any purchase. They usually have many items like hand sanitizers for $1 or less so purchase something like that and get a free travel size item for free. Plus they sent me a coupon for a free item up to $13 with any $10 purchase which I plan on using.

Yankee Candle- We are going to stop by here while we are at the mall to try and get some free votives =) (see previous post)

Target- Hopefully these coupons are still available- I printed them the other day but they have a $10/3 women's sleepwear items here (if link doesn't work just look under coupons and then look under apparel). You should be able to print 2 per computer. I am hoping to get some cheap/free stuff in the clearance section!

Let me know if you have any questions about something I post that you don't understand or doesn't make any sense =) I'll be glad to help you save some money too!

Free stuff?? Sign me up @ Gilt!

So there are so many sites out there now that give you credits just for signing up. I found out about this site through another blog a few weeks ago that gives you a $20 credit by signing up through this link. (FYI you need to sign up through this link or you will not get the credit) The website is Gilt Groupe and basically they sell designer stuff for a discount. Just with the $20 credit you can get something for free or really cheap but to make it even better invite 10 friends to sign up (you just have to send the invitation) and get free shipping on your order (otherwise shipping is $7.95). I placed my order last week and guess what showed up in the mail today this super cute dress I got for Haleigh for FREE. I did not pay a penny and it is REALLY nice quality!
They have stuff for Women, Men, Kids, Pets & your house! So check it out why not get something for someone else or even yourself for FREE!

Yankee Candle BUY 2 GET 2 & FREE candle!

Now through November 28th you can buy two large jar candles or tumblers and get two free! Go here to print your coupon. These candles can be kida pricey (~$25) but make great gifts but to help reduce your cost Bed Bath and Beyond sells these. Many Bed Bath and Beyonds will let you combine a manufacture coupon with a store coupon so if you have any of those $5/$15, $10/30 or 20% off each item combine the two deals to save the most! Bed Bath and Beyond lets you use expired coupons as well as one coupon per item. So you can possibly get these candles that would normally cost you $100 for 4 for about $40 for 4 if you have 4 20% or $5/$15 coupons!

Also tomorrow from 10am-Noon Yankee Candle stores will be giving out 1 free votive candle per customer while supplies last- no coupon needed! ( I wonder if Hunter and Haleigh can get one too....hmmm)

Instant Wins & Sweepstakes

Earlier this year I won a contest where JJ and I got an ALL expense paid trip to Montana. I did not even know I entered this contest until I got the email saying that I won! Point being there are so many ways to win free stuff out there. I have a list of contests I enter on a daily basis and here are some of them that are currently going on now. Hey someone has to win why not us? =)

Walgreens Stay Jolly Instant Win
Walgreens is the place to go for everything Christmas. Play now to see if you'll win up to a $100 Walgreens gift card to help with all of your holiday shopping needs!

Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths
We've gone to great lengths to bring you the chance to try Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths! Enter the sweepstakes to win a year's supply*, and play the Memory Match game to see if you'll win a shampoo/conditioner set instantly!

Right at Home win $100
Enter every day for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Glade®!
Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 a.m. CT on 12/30/10.
Parenting has chosen the top Mom-Tested Toys of the Year -- and we're giving one toy away every day during the month of November! Enter every day for your chance to win!

Buy One get One Free Starbucks!

Starbucks is having a buy one, get one free sale! Just buy a select holiday drink between 2 and 5 pm on November 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st and you can get a second one for free!
Drinks included:
  • Caramel Brulee Frappuccino blended beverage
  • Caramel Brulee Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Peppermint Mocha Frappaccino blended beverage.
  • Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
JJ and I will be out shopping tomorrow- for my almost free shopping day =) Guess where else we will be stopping!

Personalized Throws from Disney! $11.16 SHIPPED!

I saw these this morning a picked up a few for Christmas presents =)  These throws from are so cute and there are a bunch to choose from! To get free shipping and free personalization use the promotion code FLEECE when your are checking out! Don't forget you get $5 back for signing up with
Ebates for first time users and then 7% back on your purchase so it could be as low as $6.51 for a super cute Christmas present!

It's a pillow- It's a pillow pet!

I bought two of these for my kids today for Christmas. I got Hunter the dog and Haleigh the pink Bunny. I have seen these in the stores for $20 each so this price is pretty great if you ask me!

They are listed on for $11.99 but there is an instant coupon for $1 that will automatically apply to your order. So if you are going to buy more than one place seperate orders to maximize your savings! $10.99 each shipped right to your door. Also make sure you go through Ebates first to get cash back!!

Money saving sites..

There are lots of websites out there where you can save a certain percentage off your purchases when you shop online. I have been a part of two particular websites for about 6 months now and between the two I have racked up over $40 in cash back. Now obviously it is not a ton of money but every little bit adds up. Here is a little about the two I use.

- Ebates is a cash is totally FREE…there is NO catch! Plus, you’ll get a $5 sign-up bonus if you’re a new member.
- When you make a purchase online through Ebates, you will earn a certain % of your purchase back (the % that is earned varies depending on the vendor and can range from 1%-25% & Sometimes more!). Most cash back rewards are credited to your Ebates account within 48 hours of the purchase.
* Keep in mind that purchases you make at Ebates stores are only credited if you start your shopping session at Ebates and click to a store via an Ebates link. If you click through Ebates and make a purchase, then surf elsewhere on the Web and return to that store and make a second purchase, your second purchase will not earn a cash back reward. You must click through an Ebates link every time you shop at a store site.
-Every 3 months, Ebates sends you a cash back payment for purchases posted during the previous quarter based on the schedule below. (However, if you’ve earned less than $5.01 cash back, they’ll carry over your money to the next check.) Here is a calendar outlining when the checks are sent out!

-Ebates offers 4 different ways to be paid: two of the easiest ways are: They’ll mail you a Big Fat Check on the dates shown above (2) They’ll transfer the money to your PayPal account

The second site I always check is Shop at home

Here are the basics to get started:
Shop at home  and register for an account or login
Search for any online retailer that you’d like to order from
Click on the Shop at home  link that’s provided for that retailer
You will then be able to shop and purchase any items you’d like
Your account will then be credited with the cash back amount you’ve earned (keep in mind this could take a few days–possibly more)
That’s it! Now go shop and start earning some CASH BACK!
Shop at home  offers cash back on purchases made online. You can get anywhere from 1% up to 30% CASH BACK (possibly more)! Not only that, but they offer coupon codes + feature online sales, discounts and promotions available at various popular retailers! When you register as a new member at Shop at homeand make a purchase within 60 days you’ll get a $5 sign up bonus! Plus, once you’ve earned $20 cash back you can start requesting checks from Shop at home ! This is a great way to earn money… especially when you pair this with all the great online bargains available! 

I have another blog...

But I am really bad about keeping up with it. So inspired by my bestest friend I decided it was time to start a new one. I figured it would be a great way to keep all my friends and family updated on the awesome deals out there. So here we go again!!