Thursday, May 14, 2020

It's time to say GOOD-BYE!

I started this blog TEN years ago! In 2010, I had a 5 year old and a 3 year old! Now I have a 15, 13, and 7 year old! Back in 2010, couponing was a lot different. We didn't have "mobile" coupons yet, many stores "doubled" coupon values, coupons on social media was just beginning... anyone else remember those days?

Times have definitely changed, and the coupon world has changed with it. So many deals are online now. Coupons are mostly digital. Stores all have their own rewards systems and mobile coupons. And we've changed with the times. My blog changed with the times.

But as my kids have grown and my days have gotten busier (I've been homeschooling three kids all this time), the blog sort of got pushed farther and farther back on my daily to-do list. The deals were not the same. And I didn't want to morph into a blog that only posted things to buy online through a link in which I received a portion of your sale. I've always been about saving money, being frugal so you can be more generous... I don't promote buying things you don't really need or can't afford. There are many many other "deal" blogs out there. Most of the large ones employ teams of people. It's always been just little ole' me here, posting as much as I can and what I saw as a good deal!

After Christmas of 2019, I decided to take a break from the blog.... to think and pray about what I should do with it. Should I continue on, even though I can't commit to it 100%? Should I switch it over to a travel blog (haha, I actually thought about this, because we do travel a lot)? Should I just stop?

My family and I at the Grand Canyon this part March!

Then, Covid-19 hit. The world sort of stopped. And I felt like it was time to just stop this blog as well. 

We had a good run. Ten years!! I hope that I've helped you and your family save some money. I appreciate those who followed this blog, shared it with others, and told me how it helped them. I posted lots of great deals, freebies, recipes, tips, and even articles on parenting "stuff". It was a great creative outlet for me, and I truly truly truly loved helping others learn to coupon and save money.

I just wanted to let you know, if you're reading this, that the blog domain will run out around the end of June/early July. If you liked any recipes that I posted (the crock pot French Dip was super popular), any printables (like the scavenger hunts), any homeschooling ideas for preschool kids-- you may want to print them or save them now before this website is no longer accessible.

We shall continue to see how coupons will evolve and change as years go on. I hope you continue to work on your savvy spending skills! 

Thanks again for your patronage on this blog and your support over the years! God bless you all! 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

JCP: Free Kids Zone Event on Saturday 12/14! Decorate a T Shirt!

JCPenney has another Kids Zone event on Saturday, 12/14 from 11-12 local time.
Kids can create their own FREE G-Shirt!

Parents will receive a 10% off coupon to use in-store on the day of the event. And the coupon can be stacked with any other offers.

Free Panera $5 gift card with text for BP rewards members! (GONE)

BP Rewards members- you can text text PANERA5 to 38831 to receive a FREE $5 Panera Gift Card! Note that you should receive your link to the free gift card offer immediately!

To use this offer in-store, click on the link and save the Panera $5 Gift Card page to your phone and then just bring your phone to any participating U.S. Panera Bread and present it at checkout.

To redeem this offer online, place an order at and enter and apply the 4-digit PIN# shown on the offer page.

(Thanks, Hip2save)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

PetSmart: Free pictures with Santa on 12/14, 12/15, 12/21, and 12/22!

Santa is coming to your local PetSmart!

On December 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd, visit your local PetSmart store where they are offering FREE pictures with Santa from 12PM – 4PM local time!

Walgreens: two free 5x7 prints, today only!

Walgreens has another free photo deal, today only!

You can get two free 5x7 prints with code FREETWO! Choose in store pickup to avoid shipping charges.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Walgreens: Free 8x10 photo print, now through 12/7!

Today and tomorrow, 12/6 and 12/7 only, you can get a FREE 8x10 photo print at Walgreens!

Just use code FREE810 at checkout and choose in store pickup to avoid shipping charges!

Valid online only; one per account.

Kroger: Free Kinder Bueno Bar! Clip today, use by 12/22!

Kroger shoppers can download a coupon to their savings card for a FREE Kinder Bueno Bar!

You must clip the coupon today, but it's valid through 12/22!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Kohl's: Visit Santa and get a FREE picture and gift on 12/8 or 12/15!

Santa will be making appearances at Kohl's!

Take your kids to see Santa at Kohl's on 12/8 and 12/15 from 1-3 pm local time. You can get a FREE Picture with Santa, and FREE surprise gift from Disney, Mattel, LEGO and Play-Doh, each time they visit.

To get all the details, go here.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Amazon: $5 off a $20 or more purchase of select books! Limited time only!

Amazon is once again offering $5 off a $20 or more select books purchase! No coupon code is needed as the discount will apply automatically to your qualifying order.

My book club is reading Educated right now. If you haven't read this yet, it's phenomenal! Some other noteworthy good reads are Where the Crawdads Sing, The Clockmaker's Daughter, The Nightingale, and The Light Between Oceans!

Amazon: Wrapping Paper organizer for just $3.20 shipped!

Who could use one of these in their life?

It stores up to 25 rolls of wrapping paper!!

  • Clear gift wrap storage organizer stores multiple rolls of gift wrap to stay organized throughout the year and holiday season
  • Keeps gift wrap sorted, stored, and easy to see in between uses
  • Designed with a zippered top that protects against dust, moisture, and other damage
  • Assembled Dimensions: 8.7" x 31" inches
  • Stores up to 25 standard 30" rolls of wrapping paper
  • Durable organizer with lightweight construction and handles for easy carry
  • Clear storage holds gift wrap, tissue paper, ribbon & other wrapping supplies
  • For over 70 years, Whitmor has been bringing organization home. If you have questions or problems, please contact us for immediate assistance.

Amazon: Asus Chromebook 11.6", water resistant, 180 degree for just $119.99 shipped!

Another Amazon Cyber Monday deal!

  • Ready for drops and spills with rugged construction with reinforced rubber guards, easy grip handles, and a spill resistant keyboard
  • Lightweight 2.65 pound body and rugged construction that can be dropped from 3.9 feet* so you can take it anywhere without disruption
  • 11.6 inches HD 1366x768 Anti-Glare Display, with 180 degree hinge for easy viewing
  • Powered by the Intel Celeron N3060 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.48 GHz) for fast and snappy performance
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM; 16GB Flash Storage; No CD or DVD drive; Power adapter: Input: 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
  • Chromebook runs on Chrome OS - an operating system by Google that is built for the way we live today. It comes with built-in virus protection, updates automatically*, boots up in seconds and continues to stay fast over time
  • All the Google apps you know and love come standard on every Chromebook, which means you can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

Amazon: LEGO Mr. and Mrs. Claus Set for just $9.09, today only!

How cute are these? 

  • Buildable LEGO BrickHeadz Mr and Mrs Claus construction characters feature decorated eyes, festive red and white outfits, detachable gift sack and assorted cake and cookie elements, also includes a buildable tree and a pile of gifts
  • Each LEGO BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo
  • Have fun growing your LEGO BrickHeadz collection with other characters from your favorite films, TV series, games and comics
  • Mash up your LEGO BrickHeadz construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters
  • Each character stands over 3-inch (8 centimeter) tall without base plate and each base plate measures over 4-inch (11 centimeter) wide and 2-inch (7 centimeter) deep

Amazon: up to 40% off LEGO sets! LEGO friends, Star Wars, and more on sale!

Amazon has up to 40% off LEGO sets and building blocks! There are some great deals here!

They also have STAR WARS sets, K'NEX, and Playmobil sets on sale! GO HERE to see them all!

Amazon: Instant Pot 8 QT Pressure Cooker for just $64.99 shipped!

Here's another Cyber Monday Deal over at Amazon.

  • Best selling model: America’s Most loved multi cooker, built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve desired results every time
  • Cooks fast & saves time: The Instant Pot Duo Multi-Cooker combines 7 Appliances in one: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer – and cooks up to 70% faster
  • Consistently delicious: 14 one-touch smart programs put cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and more on autopilot – with tasty results
  • Easy to clean: fingerprint-resistant stainless steel lid and components and accessories are dishwasher safe
  • Accessories included: stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, Soup Spoon, measuring cup and condensation collector
  • Plenty of recipes: free Instant Pot app on iOS and Android devices is, loaded with hundreds of recipes for any cuisine to get you started on your culinary Adventure. Millions of users provide support and guidance in the many Instant Pot online communities
  • Advanced safety protection - the 10+ built-in safety features, including Overheat protection, safety lock and more to ensure safe pressure cooking

CYBER MONDAY- Amazon: up to 75% off Area Rugs!

Cyber Monday deals are going on over at Amazon!

Here's a hot deal! You can save up to 75% on Area Rugs!

Lots of sizes and styles to choose from, and many include free return shipping as well!