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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Save Some Money Any Way You Can


INTERESTING TIPBITS (ha ha instead of tidbits--Okay, I apologize, it is late, I'm punchy and I just thought it was silly).

Save money by choosing the cheaper fonts. This little piece of tippage I picked up from Shop Smart Mag. The Shop Smart engineers printed 27% more pages per ink cartridge by using 12 point Times New Roman font rather than Arial (which kind of stinks because I love Arial). Calibri is also listed as an ink saver.

Ladies here is a little makeup tip that I don't believed I have shared though I have known about it for ages. Did you know that Lancome is owned by L'Oreal? Also Jane is owned by Estee Lauder. So if you are fond of those more expensive brands and are interested in saving a little cash, this is a great way to go. I have gotten to the place where I exclusively use L'Oreal's foundations rather than the more expensive brands (I have VERY sensitive skin and they never give me a problem). I have also heard that L'Oreal owns Maybelline as well, but I am pretty fond of the L'Oreal products themselves. Make that buying decision even smarter by taking advantage of coupons. You can find many coupons for L'Oreal products in your Sunday paper, and quite often you can get buy 1 get 1 free deals at drug stores like Walgreen's or CVS on L'Oreal which will make that makeup purchase an even better bargain. Try them out.


I try to share an interesting website whenever I can. Today I thought I would share Glyde with you. Glyde is a sale site where you can sell your books, DVDs, games, iPods, tablets and phones. Of course you can also go there to purchase the item. Basically it works like this, you post your items for sale, you pay Glyde 12% of the first $100 and then 8% on the rest and for the mailer. When a person purchases your item, Glyde sends you the mailer, you mail the item, and when the buyer receives the item, you get the money credited to your account. It is a very simple and easy way to make some money with those items that you have around the house that you probably don't use. I know we have often bought DVDs that we just had to have, and then find that we NEVER watch them. Check out Glyde and learn more at the link below. OHHHH! I forgot, if you get friends to sign up for Glyde, you can get $2 for every friend that makes a purchase. Of course don't refer someone just to make the referral money. Check out Glyde for yourself. It has been written up by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, as well as Forbes.

LINK: Glyde


Take the pledge to not be a money trasher, and CVS will give you $2 in ExtraBucks. Follow the link below.

LINK: $2.00 in CVS ExtraBucks

I have no idea how long this will last. So click right away for your free issue of Better Homes And Gardens Magazine as well as a free Best Loved Cookies Cook Book. There is no requirement to purchase anything else. After you give your information, you are given the opportunity to subscribe for $5, but again, it is not required. Your issue is free...period. So hurry up and click on the link below. These kinds of offers always go fast.

LINK: Better Homes And Gardens Free Issue & Free Cookie Cook Book

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of PepPod energy drink tablets. Drop them into water for a boost of energy. I read about these little gems at EDJunkie (they love energy drinks and review them and you can read all about it at their link). Follow the link below to request your sample and even suggest to a friend.

LINK: PepPod Sample

Here is another free Block Buster Express rental code. This is supposed to be good on $1.00 rentals and good until 9/30: 58HLG9R Find a kiosk near you at the link below.

LINK: Block Buster Express

If you are a coffee lover like myself, then you are totally going to want to jump on a chance for a free coffee. Today, September 29th is National Coffee Day, and Krispy Kreme donut shops are offering free 12 oz cups of their House Blend Coffee. Follow this link to hear (well it is actually a video so see may be more appropriate) all about it.

LINK: Free 12 OZ House Blend Coffee At Krispy Kreme

Another code that I am not sure will be along for long is a code for $2.00 in Amazon MP3 credit. Follow the link below and put FALLMP3S in the code box after clicking on the yellow "Enter Your Code" button.

LINK: Amazon MP3 Credit


Fall is the perfect time to cook lots of pumpkin goodies. Unfortunately my repertoire is a little lacking in pumpkin recipes, BUT there is a free Kindle ebook download for Gooseberry Patch's Pumpkin Cookbook. There are 20 great pumpkin recipes just waiting to be made.

AMAZON KINDLE LINK: Gooseberry Patch Pumpkin Cookbook
BARNES & NOBLE NOOK LINK: Goosberry Patch Pumpkin Cookbook

The Deuce by F.P. Lione

Stars Collide by Janice Thompson
BARNES & NOBLE NOOK: Stars Collide

Gods and Kings: Chronicles Of The Kings #1 by Lynn Austin
AMAZON KINDLE LINK: Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings
BARNES & NOBLE NOOK: Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings


FreeCCM has free downloads from Heather Williams, Derek Webb, Darlene Zschech, Bart Millard, Ashes Remain, and The Afters. If you haven't signed up yet for this wonderful site, you really don't know what you are missing.

LINK: FreeCCM isn't just a great place to stop and find out about fabulous Christian concerts and events, but they also have free music downloads. This week you can download songs from Leeland and the Sonflowers.

LINK: iTickets free music



Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.77 lb
Petite Sirloin Steak Boneless 1/2 free
Half Pork Loin Boneless in Bag $1.97 lb
Red Seedless Grapes 77 cents lb
Sara Lee Classic White, 100% Wheat 20 oz or Iron Kids White Sandwich Bread 24 oz $1.88
Doritoes Tortilla Chips 11-11.5 oz $2.18
Kraft Handi Snacks Pudding 4 pack 2/$1.00 (limit 2)
Kraft Premium Macaroni and Cheese Select Varieties 7.25 oz 2/$1.00 (limit 2)
Cliff Bars - Spice Pumpkin Pie, Iced Gingerbread, or Peppermint Stick 2.4 oz 2/$1.00
White Rain Shampoo or Conditioner 69 cents 12-18 oz Select Varieties
Clorox Bleach 82-96 oz $1.49 (limit 2)
roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Buy 3 participating General Mills products for 3 for $7 and get a coupon for a free gallon of Albertsons milk to be used at your next shopping trip
Red, Green, or Romaine Lettuce 99 cents each
Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers 99 cents each
Red Ripe Strawberries 1 lb 2/$5.oo


Buy one Large AA 12 ct Eggs get one 12ct of equal or lesser value free (limit 2 free )
Sargento Cheese 5-8oz $1.88
Yoplait Yogurt 10/$5
Dole or Trop 50 Juice 2/$5
Kroger butter 16 oz $2.99
Tomatoes on the Vine or Large Hot House Tomatoes 88 cents lb
Plums or Australian Navel Oranges 88 cents lb
T-Bone Steak Bone-in Beef Loin Family Pack $4.77 lb (limit 2)
Michelina's Entrees Select Varieties 4-9.5 oz 88 cents
Blue Bell Ice Cream 64 oz $3.99
Nature Made Vitamins or Supplements Select Varieties 12-500ct 1/1 Free
Kroger Saltines 99 cents 15-18 oz
Bananas 57 cents lb
Gala , Red Delicious, or Granny Smith Apples 4 lbs $5
White, Orange or Purple Cauliflower 88 cents lb


Hass Avocados 88 cents each
Beef Back Ribs Bone In $1.29 lb
Boneless Pork Sirloin Country Style Ribs $1.79 lb
Red Delicious, Gala, or Granny Smith Apples 77 cents lb
Dairy Glen Milk - Gallon, Whole, 2%, 1% or Fat Free $1.57
Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops $1.99 lb
Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Ground Turkey 20 oz Regular or Italian Style $3.99
Gortons Sea Food Selections Select Varieties 6.3 to 24.5 oz Frozen 1/1 Free
Oven Joy Sandwich Bread 24 oz $1.59
Rice-A-Roni or Pasta-Roni Select Varieties 75 cents
Anthony's Pasta 16 oz Select Varieties 89 cents
Red or Green Bell Peppers 99 cents Each
Chiquita Bananas 57 cents lb
Vine Ripe Tomatoes or Roma Tomatoes $1.49 lb

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Few Tips Up My Sleeve



Don't forget that now is the time to cash in on all the end of summer sales. You can pick up some serious deals right now up to 70% off on swimsuits, beach accessories, pool accessories, barbecue grills, and summer clothes. Pick it up now and pack it up for next season.


Two weeks ago, I gave you a heads up on Practical Saver Kara Rozendaal heading up a fabulous money saving class at the Prescott Public Library. Well that class is tonight! If you haven't checked it out, head on over to our calendar page and call Kara up and get in on this blessing. Kara seriously knows her stuff, and has shared her wisdom with shoppers all over Arizona. The class is from 6 to 8pm. You will learn soooo much!

LINK: Calendar info


September 24th is Museum Day, and you can get free museum admission. Sign up at the Smithsonian Magazine site (link below) and once you submit your information a ticket will be emailed to you. This ticket is good for admission for two to one of the participating museums. Make sure that you bring your ticket with you. Now what museums are participating in Arizona? Check it out, but also remember to check with them as well...just in case:

Amerind Foundation Museum


Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park


Arizona History Museum


Arizona Museum for Youth


Arizona Museum of Natural History


Arizona State Museum


Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum


Casa Grande Valley Historical Society and Museum

Casa Grande

Cave Creek Museum

Cave Creek

Deer Valley Rock Art Center


Desert Botanical Garden


Desert Caballeros Western Museum


Fort Lowell Museum


Heard Museum


International Wildlife Museum


LINK: Free Ticket Entry For Two To Participating Museums

This Saturday the kids can build a Fire Truck at the Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic. If you haven't yet, sign them up now.

LINK: Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic


If you have a Twitter account, you can get a free $2.00 credit for Amazon Android App Store. I love the free app a day, but sometimes they do have apps that I would like to have, but I am not ready to cough up the bucks. With the $2.00 I can make it a slight throat clearing instead ( I lame). :) Follow the link below if you would like to learn more.

LINK: $2.00 Amazon Android App Credit (must have Twitter)

Sign up for your free sample of Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream sample. I wonder if this will get rid of my static hair issues. You know the drill, this sample is available while supplies last. PS You do have to sign up as a member for this.

LINK: Dove Nourishing Oil Leave-In Smoothing Cream

Sign up for a free sample of Disney's gummy vitamins. You can select Cars or the Princess variety. Follow the link below. Get them while supplies last.

LINK: Disney Vitamin Gummies

This sample goes very fast. Check out Spiru-Tein protein shakes. I have gotten the Cappuccino flavored shake before, and it was excellent.

LINK: Spiru-Tein Shake

FreeCCM has lots of great free Christian music downloads each and every week. They are also a great stop for music news and contests. This week's downloads are from Derek Webb, Laura Story, Ashes Remain, Darlene Zschech, Bart Millard, The Afters, and Caedmon's Call. You do have to be a member, but it is free and totally worth it.

LINK: Free CCM Christian Music Downloads

New Release Tuesday always has great music reviews as well as some great free music. This week you can get "One Thing Remains" by Jeremy Riddle, "Mystery of Grace" by Ginny Owens, "The End Of Me" by Jason Gray, "We Are Your People" by Darlene Zschech, and "By Faith" by The Sonflowers. Some of these free downloads expire on September 26th so don't wait to long.

LINK: New Release Tuesday

PS I mentioned contests. NRT has several going on right now. You only have to enter once. :)

LINK: NRT Contests



Assorted Pork Chops bone-in $1.98 lb
Fresh Atlantic Salmon (farm raised) $4.88
Hunts Spaghetti Sauce 26-26.5 oz 88 cents
Tilapia, Flounder or Pollock Filets 16 ounces 1/2 free
Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers 88 cents
American Beauty Pasta 16 ounces 88 cents
Ribeye Steak bone-in $4.88 lb
Mission Soft or Whole Wheat Taco Tortillas 2/$3.o0
Chicken of the Sea Chunky White Tuna 5 ounces 98 cents
Kraft Handi-Snacks PUdding 4 pack 98 cents
Chiobani Greek Yogurt 6 ounces select varieties 98 cents
Tomatoes On the Vine 14 ounces $1.88 each


Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Top Round London Broil Steak $2.29 lb
Red Seedless Grapes 88 cents lb
Yellow Nectarines 99 cents lb
Roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Red or Green Bell Peppers 99 cents lb
Farmer John Meat Weiners 99 cents
Gala Apples 88 cents lb (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)


Kroger Value Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins $1.67 lb
Hass Avocados 77 cents each
Red or Yellow Bell Peppers 88 cents each
Shamrock Dairy Sale 40% off
Bar S Franks 16 ounce 10/$10
Green Onions or Radishes 2/$1.00
Cucumbers or Green Bell Peppers 59 cents