Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blockbuster free rental code for Saturday

I hope you have a Blockbuster Kiosk near you! Could be a nice way to spend a chilly night this weekend or relax after cleaning up some of the flooded mess that many are dealing with.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Chicken sausage link

Here is a new coupon link for Chicken Al Fresco sausage...
click here for coupon link
Even more exciting, starting Sunday 10/3, it is buy one, get one free at Giant.  This will make a great deal!  Make sure you hit the back button (twice, as soon as it sends the first to the printer) to get a second print.

Rainy Day Memories

If you live anywhere along the East Coast you know it has been raining...a lot. We actually went from feeling grateful for the rain to gratefully seeing the end in sight! I am sure I am not the only one who has had their plans changed due to this endless and powerful rain. I am, hopefully, not the only one who has come to appreciate the simplifying of plans a day(or two) of heavy rains can bring.  For me it began about nine years ago. ..
I had planned to do some shopping after Brielle came home on the bus from morning kindergarten. I thought it would be good to get out of the house with the twins for awhile. But the rain was coming down in buckets.
After Brie came wading into the house from the bus she begged not to go back out into the stormy weather. I didn't really feel like dealing with all the mess of dragging three wet kids and a double stroller in and out of stores and mini-vans and houses anymore either. I was starting to realize I had to simplify my days more to survive them.  It looked to be a long day no matter how we planned it.
Ace Coupon

printable coupon

Print a few of these coupons to keep handy for when you run into a drugstore, walmart, target, etc..
They have the Ace Cold Paks in most travel/sample size aisles which will be free or mostly free with this coupon. And then lets hope we don't really need them!

I don't get to Swagbuck search

 I won't use any names (still rhymes with glory) but let's pretend I have a friend who wanted some more explanations on how to accomplish another "special savings" post. Let's say this friend wanted a step by step instruction on how to sign up and use Swagbucks.

1. Scroll to the bottom of this blog and click on the Swagbucks search and win banner to link to Swagbucks.
2. Fill in the form to get can follow my directions about creating a new email and nickname if you want to keep some things organized and private in life.
3. Now make Swagbucks your home page and toolbar to use just like you would Google, except now you will randomly receive points for searching online throughout the day.
4. You can stalk swagbucks/facebook if you want to see what the diehard swagbuck members are up to. They also have archived FAQ's and things that newbies often have questions about. I checked that site alot when I started...then I became more comfortable using the site.
5. Search thru the Swagbuck store to get an idea of what your points can buy. Most people choose virtual gift cards for the most bang for the buck. I started in the spring and I am already about to cash in for another gift card...probably around $70 total at this point. And remember, if you sign up for Amazon Mom you also get free 2 day shipping for 3 months. This is great for Christmas shopping on Amazon!

If any of my pretend friends or others have more questions, feel free to post them and I will help walk you thru it!
And to make it even easier...I'll post the link right here: link to sign up for "rhymes with glory" and anyone who is ready to start earning while searching

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Extra 30% Aeropostale

Pretty awesome prices on Aeropostale's online Clearance with the extra 30% off code
It takes a lot to impress me, but I am impressed with the t-shirts you can pick up for around 3 bucks.

TGIF Coupon

$5 off $15 printable coupon for TGIF
print here


New Toy Coupons added to
add them to your Toys r us coupon for extra savings!!

Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Event: Free Ice Cream w/ Donation

Cold Stone is sponsoring Make-A-Wish Foundation by making a donation for a good cause will receive ice cream for free. Donation offer is valid from Sept 30th 5PM - 8PM.

WOW is new code for off 90% off Certificate: $25 Discount Certificates for $1 or $1.50, $10 Discount Certificates $0.40 has a new 90% off code WOW available. If you haven't tried this site yet, this is a great time to give it a try! Nothing, or not much, to lose!!! Simply put WOW in the spot for promotional codes at checkout.

$5 off $25 Toys R US coupon

If you plan to spend any time Christmas shopping this weekend with the toy coupons posted below, don't forget to print out this Toys R Us Coupon to add to your total savings.
It is $5 off your $25 purchase, but you only have until October 3  to use it!

Print Coupon

Half off PacSun online clearance sale items

I can't help chuckling when I post this sale! My girls were always happy if I could find a deal for them on some casual comfy clothes from Pacsun.  A few years ago I drug some friends into the store with me on our bargain shopping trip only to later hear one exclaiming to her son over the phone,"I got you a really cool shirt; it's a Billy Bong!"  Somehow the whole hip mom thing went right out the window as I explained it was a Billabong shirt! Heehee....we're still cool, in our minds!!! link here
*additional 50% off already-reduced Clearance Items.
*Must add to cart to see discount.
*Save an additional 15% with code em11wel10

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Half off Aveeno products at

50% off Aveeno Products + Free S/H

SOAP.COM offers 50% off Aveeno Products. Shipping is free if you spend $25 (pre-coupon) or more. For best savings, add several different items to stack the savings.

  1. Add enough to cart to reach $25 for free shipping.
  2. Enter code AVEENO50 under "promotions"
Example deals:
To maximize the discounts & stack ecoupons mix and match several products. See example below:

Were you someone who bought the Groupon for I posted earlier in the week? If so, you will be getting an even BETTER deal since you have $20 of credit that you only paid $10 for! WooHoo for you!!!

Opportunity to Swim with Michael Phelps and benefit Nemours/Dupont Hospital for Children

This looks like a really neat opportunity for someone who loves swimming and would love to hang out with Michael Phelps!
The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and are hosting a swim fundraiser called Nemours Swim4Kids, featuring 14-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps. Participants may swim individually or set up a team of up to five people. Proceeds benefit the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and KidsHealth, which provide world-class health care and education to the children of the Delaware Valley. This is a great opportunity to support your community by helping kids who need medical care.

Following the swim portion of the event, there will be a celebration with food, entertainment, and Michael Phelps. Fundraising incentives include an autographed Speedo swim cap, a swim clinic led by Michael Phelps, and an opportunity to participate in a relay with Michael in the pool - even have him on your team! See the
details page for full Swim4Kids details.
 Link here:

We have been truly blessed to have AI DuPont  Hospital for Children as the place we take the twins for their medical care. They have been going there for the past ten years and I can honestly say that the staff feels like family....including our Doctors! How many people can say that their doctor had their childrens' photo on their HOME refrigerator!? We see them for rehab and botox shots, GI and wight gain management, orthopedics and brace fittings, seating clinic, CP clinic, and lots of follow up! If you know someone who would enjoy this swimming opportunity I can assure you that the proceeds go to a worthy cause!
I'd LOVE to hear if anyone attends!!!

About kids for kids

I think this is a neat little article for kids about kids who have special needs. It can be a great conversation starter! It is short and to the point. It also has the option to be listened to/played online. Topics covered are:

Kids with special needs link

$4/2 Benadryl Coupon

$4 of any 2 Benadryl Products (excludes trial sizes). The Benadryl Itch Relief sticks are priced around $2.28 at Walmart and Target, so ONLY $0.28 after coupon!
Click here for Coupon

Free John Frieda Coupon

Free Full Size Bottle Root Awakening Shampoo or Conditioner w/ Printable Coupon

John Frieda has Full Size Bottle Root Awakening Shampoo or Conditioner for Free with PRINTABLE COUPON HERE at Ultra Beauty Stores.

GIANT deal on detergent

Just wanted to let you know that Giant is having a huge laundry detergent clearance!
I was able to score Gain original 50 oz which was $3.33, 50 oz Tide w/Bleach alternative, Seventh Generation 50 oz was $3.99.  Also, they had Arm & Hammer for $3.xx, Xtra for $1.66 and I think a couple more!  Paired with coupons made these such a great deal.
 Your Giant may not have this clearance, but be sure you take your coupons along just in case.  

Free produce and bread at Target

Keep some printed Target coupons for their $1 off produce and bakery for your run into Target.
Printable Target Coupons here

This will make for some more FREE or close to FREE fruit & veggies!!

They also just released a NEW $1/1 any Market Pantry or Archer Farms Bakery Purchase coupon!! I used this coupon before to get the French Demi Bread ($1.15) for ONLY $0.15 after coupon!! Very good with bruschetta.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Christmas gifts...already

I overheard two women talking at Target on went along the line of,
"Aunt Donna wants to know what to get your kids."
"For what?"
"For Christmas."
"Yeah, she started her shopping."

Come to think of it, you just asked me that on Facebook, didn't you Sis? ;)

If you are a parent of a child with Special Needs you may find that an even difficult question to answer.
Here is a link to a few suggestions from TOYS R US for Differently Abled Children:
Toys R Us toy guide

Print coupons before they are gone

Most of the printable coupon sites redo their listings at the end of the month.
So if you want them, get them now.

The following coupons will be removed 9/30/2010
$4.00 off any Tag™ book over $9.00
$5.00 off On Snuggie Varsity Blanket only
$0.50 off on one (1) Egg Beaters
$88.99 for 2 Pairs of Eyeglasses
$2.00 off 1 HUGGIES Baby Wipes
$1.00 off Energizer batteries or flashlight
The following coupons will be removed 10/1/2010:
$1.00 off Good Earth™ Restaurant Favorites
$0.50 off YoPlus Yogurt
$1.00 off Pillsbury Savorings products
$0.75 off Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit
$0.50 off Fiber One Frozen Muffins
$0.50 off Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks
$0.75 off LÄRABAR, JOCALAT or JamFrakas™ bars
$0.50 off Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$0.75 off Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit
$0.50 off Yoplait Delights™ Yogurt Multipack
$0.30 off Yoplait Greek Yogurt
$0.50 off Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
$1.00 off Yoplait Frozen Smoothie
$0.50 off Yoplait Yogurt
$0.75 off Frozen Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$0.50 off Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crust
$1.50 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill
$1.00 off General Mills Adult cereals
$0.75 off Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt
$0.40 off Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes
$0.50 off Chex Mix
$0.55 off Reese’s Puffs cereal
$0.50 off Nature Valley Granola Thins
$0.30 off Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$0.50 off Nature Valley Granola Bars
$1.50 off Wanchai Ferry™ Frozen Entrée
$1.00 off Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza
$0.50 off Betty Crocker boxed Potatoes
$1.00 off Progresso Soups
$0.75 off Hamburger Helper
$0.50 off Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
$0.40 off Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands!
$0.50 off Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$1.00 off General Mills Kid cereals
$0.55 off Original Cheerios cereal
$0.40 off Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables
$1.00 off on Phillips’ products
$2.00 off Garnier Nutritioniste™ Ultra-Lift Cream


Ticket deal for Phila. Art Museum month of October

Today's Deal: $32 Four-Pack of General Admissions to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Up to $64 Value)
click here for Groupon deal

The Fine Print

  • Expires Oct 31, 2010
  • Must call in advance to redeem tickets. Service fees waived. Ticket package valid for use from time of receipt through 10/31/10.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals

Monday, September 27, 2010 for printable coupons

Visit and sign up at for printable coupons. Right now there are over $60 of printable coupons.
Click here for the link to the site....

Pier One coupons

Too bad this wasn't out last week... Brie wanted a new diffusor for her bedroom for a bday gift and I had gone to Pier One for it. Well, they did have lots of neat stuff....Maybe a return trip?
 Click the link here: Pier one coupon page on groupon

When I did the deal for OLAY on (see archives) I was kicking myself for not having this Groupon: deal
Go to Groupon and click on Atlanta to purchase this deal....
$10 for $20 Worth of Everyday Essentials from

The Fine Print

  • Expires Dec 28, 2010
  • Limit 1 per person. Multiple Groupon orders from the same person will be rejected on Valid only at, not valid at Must use in 1 order. 1–2 day shipping included. Redeem beginning 9/30/10.
I am not letting this happen again! I will probobly hold onto this certificate a little while to see if another deal comes up for If I had had this certificate last week I would have gotten 11 bottles of OLAY body wash for $10. WOW!
Click here for link
Remember to search for Atlanta to get the deal!

Orchestra tickets for Philadelphia

Here is a neat deal for my Philadelphia friends:
from KGB deals

today's deal:$40 for 2 tickets to The Philadelphia Orchestra ($102 value)

Groupon movie tickets again....

Hopefully none of us are buying movie tickets full price any more with all these offers!

4 Movie Tickets from Weekly Cinema / Fandango (Works on IMAX / 3D) $20

 Click here for Groupon

Almost free flossers

Don't know if you have anyone as addicted to flossing as my daughters, but if you do, you should appreciate the .75 GUM coupon on  If your store doubles like my GIANT  that becomes $1.50 off. Since they sell for $1.77 here,  they are only about a quarter.  Great deal, pretty great habit.

(This coupon has been available all month, so I have a decent stash now, should be able to supply their habit!)

Keeping your personal email free of consumer emails...

If you decide to start seeking out on-line deals, coupons, special offers, samples, and other promotions you probably want to open a new email account. An easy and free option is to open a Gmail account.
If you sign up for promotions to arrive "snail mail" you may even want to give yourself a nick name so that when you hurriedly go through your mail you can quickly pull out the mail addressed to your alias to open at a more convenient time.  Some people use their dog's name....I suppose that could be awkward if your pet is named Sparky or Oreo.
Speaking of using pets' names, I recently heard that people are making Facebook accounts in their names with VERY little info and using that account to "like" things that prompt coupons and other promotional items. I "like" this idea and need to get right on that!

I received some updated seventh generation printable coupons in my inbox and you can too!

Head to their website here and sign up:
Seventh website

Check out my post above to find ideas to keep your personal mail and consumer mail seperate....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Free movie rental codes for a lazy day

Here is a list of the Blockbuster Express Kiosk free or discounted rental codes available!
SSD19B – Get a free rental (exp 9/30)
GA19B4 – Rent one, get one free (exp 10/3)
GA19D3 – Rent two, get one free (exp 10/3)
Free Rental Code:
Free Rental Code: G418A - still workingGT17A - still working
Free Rental Code:
also THXBBXRemember movies have to be returned by 9pm to avoid extra day rental charges.
Each code can only be used once per credit card.  Some codes may be regional and not work everywhere.

Find a DvD rental in your neighborhood
Free Rental Code: G419A (expires 9/30)G718A (expiration unknown)