Saturday, April 16, 2011

An example of a bid on Skyauction....

Earlier this week I posted about bidding on for vacations, here is one that is almost competed:

Item no: 1928003 Wyndham Kingsgate - Williamsburg, Virginia - Bid Per 7 Night Stay in a 1 Bedroom Suite!


Qty Available: 1

End Date: 4/17 1:00 PM EDT

Check in Dates: 5/6/11 - 5/13/11, 6/17/11, 10/21/11 - 10/29/11, 11/12/11, 11/26/11, 12/10/11, 12/17/11, 2/4/12, 2/18/12

Min/Max Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Bid: $12 , (last bidding in  about 14 more hours....)
$20 service charge
$195 taxes

So, at this point it is at $227 for the week!

$1.50 off 2 Johnson Red Cross products coupon....

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 Coupon does not exclude travel sizes. My Target won't let me use coupons on travel sizes (apparently varies by store manager). My Wal-Mart doesn't mind at all- so another YMMV. Target and Walmart sell these for $0.97-$0.99 each in their travel sections (YMMV). Good for glove box. I wouldn't run out for this, just print 1 or 2 (max 2 prints per computer) and take it with you next time.
Get coupon here: [] > 'Brand' select (pull down box near upper part of page) > Red Cross > Go button

Landis Supermarket

Find match ups for Landis Supermarket HERE! for the week of April 15th         Landis Supermarket logo

thanks to

Here is an example:
Green Giant Sauced Vegetables, $0.99

$0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables

$0.50/1 Green Giant Boxed Vegetables

As low as FREE after doubled coupon!

Aeropostale: 50% off Everything

Plaid Button-Down Woven Dress - Aéropostale®For a limited time takes 50% off everything (priced as marked). Easter dresses may be in sight! Shipping is $7 or free over $100. Sales tax is added in states with Aeropostale retail locations           Thanks

Southwest coupon code...

Through 4/21, book a Last Minute Travel Deal with Southwest Vacations and get up to $100 off your total package price when you use code LMDAPR11 when booking. Your trip must be booked by 4/21 for travel by 5/31 and you must stay a minimum of 3 nights. Choose your departing city at the top of the page and choose destinations like Las Vegas, New Orleans and Phoenix. A 7-day advanced purchase is required and taxes and fees may apply.thanks,!

Easter activity....

Two kids decorating Easter eggs with paint
Fun Easter Activities at Bass ProThis weekend Bass Pro shops will be running a free Decorate An Easter Egg activity for kids.
It will run on Saturday & Sunday, April 16 - 17, from Noon until 3pm.
They are also having an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages between 2 - 10, on both days from 1pm. You will need to register at the entrance for a bag and instructions.

Free Into The Wild Body Lotion

Here is your chance to try the new Into The Wild Body Lotion from Bath & Body Works.

It contains vitamin E, jojoba & shea butter, and right now you can get a free 2oz sample in store on April 15- 16 only.
Just print the coupon and take it to your local Bath & Body Works (US stores only) to claim your free body lotion.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Diaper deal for baby supply collection...

Thanks to for this post and info!

You can find diapers as low as $3.95 a jumbo pack on right now!
You will need to register for Amazon Mom (totally and completely free trial subscription) nothing to cancel and no further obligations.


Pampers Baby Dry $27.55- Select subscribe and save on the right hand side to get this price. Grab the $1.50/1 coupon here first (log into your account first and refresh until you see it). That is .12 per diaper for size 3 or $3.95 for a Jumbo pack and shipping is free!
***If you need Cruisers, Swaddlers size 3, Swaddler Sensitive 3 or 4, or an Extra Protection box there is a $3.00 off coupon. Make sure you are logged into your account to see it and you may need to refresh the page a few times before it appears.

Free Kid's meal....

view detailsStarting April 16, 2011 kids eat FREE every Saturday from 11am-4pm at Texas Roadhouse. Each Saturday there will be something fun for the kids: face painting, balloon artists, or even a special appearance from Andy the Armadillo. One free kids meal per adult entree and cannot be combined with other offers.

Special Skills summer camp....

The following social skills program is being offered this summer by Penn State, Abington.  thanks, Trish!
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Social Skills Camp:  You Can Be A Superstar!
Entering Grades 7-10:
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (1/2-day camp)

Entering Grades 4-6:
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (1/2-day camp)
These programs are specifically designed to assist students with avariety of special needs, including Aspergers Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, and othernon-verbal learning disabilities, to develop a better social understanding..Join us for a fun-filled week exploring the use of improvisational theater andacting games to help build your confidence and self-esteem. Drama is awonderful tool for teaching social skills, body language and the mechanics ofsocial interactions.  Through games, skits, movies and other funactivities, we will learn and practice skills that can help you navigate thecomplex social world of adolescence. If you seem to struggle with social skillsand peer relationships, then this program is for you.
Instructor: Judy Evans, Special Education Instructor.
  More info. available here           

Two of my favorite things...

Montage of a family's summer vacation activities
...spending less money on something and spending more time travelling.
Several times a year someone asks me for a recommendation to combine those two things.  It seems like we are all getting a little stir crazy these days because the vacation topic has already come up several times recently! I am finally going to try and share all my links and websites here that have been helpful to me, I know there are many many more out there! You might just use these ideas as a starting point and keep searching out more deals! (share them with me if you find any doozies, OK?) This is just a summary of my experiences.

Woman taking a picture while in a taxi cabSeveral years ago I began keeping an eye on for good travel deals. This is an auction type of site that you need to win your bid in order to actually purchase the certificate.  We have stayed in hotel rooms all over the country, including one between LA and San Fran for $13 a night including breakfast and free WIFI. We have rented condo units several times for a few hundred dollars in the Williamsburg VA area. I have not been successful at finding a good beach rental....yet! Places that have a high amount of timeshares are often a great place to find a deal on Skyauction. I usually proceed as follows:
*Search out the area of our destination on the website map.
*If I find a condo or hotel or tickets that match what I need, I cut and paste the location on to see if it is a reputable and desired place.
*If I am OK with it I also check how much it is going for on and and other travel websites. and other sites can compare from multiple listings! Now I have an idea of how much I can be willing to bid!
*Once I know how I high I am willing to pay, I subtract the taxes, processing charge, and the service fees that Skyauction will add to the I know my limit for a bid.
Processing Fee — Unless otherwise specified, all auctions are charged a $20 processing fee, which includes applicable shipping costs to US addresses.
*I have found that the best way to win a bid is to wait to bid until just before closing. I write myself a note and when it gets closer I set an alarm to give myself time to log in and be ready to submit my bid.
Be sure you have your dates and locations correct because once you win a bid, it's yours!

With a family of six, condos are the lodging of choice for us.  I often scan the timeshare rental listings that owners post to find good deals for summer vacations. This is usually only practical for a week or more at a time because of the cleaning fee. and are just a couple of sites to search.  When we went to Orlando a few springs back, we stayed in a house in Kissimmee that slept 10 with 4 bedrooms and baths for $100 a night. Nice to have that room, kitchen and bathrooms to spread out it!

If I am only trying to find a hotel for a short stay I will stick to the links I mentioned in my paragraph about setting a price for an auction bid. However, before I go ahead and reserve a room through Expedia, Travelocity or another site, I first search for a coupon code. In other words, I literally google " Expedia Coupon code" and link up to a coupon site like or . This way I am almost always fortunate enough to find a code to add in at check out to take another percentage of the price off. Every little bit helps.

I hope someone is able to find this helpful and save a few bucks on a fabulous vacation. When we ask the kids about favorite times or memories so many of them are from vacations that we have had together!

Another Easter basket gift idea...

Walmart has Connect4 Travel games for $5.24 each. Use the $3/1 Connect 4 coupon to purchase the travel game and pay just $2.24 each! These are great to pack away for little gifts and rewards!

thanks, Moneysavingmadness!
Print the $3/1 Connect 4 Coupon -- look under "Toys and Games" at

You can also get a FREE Tombstone Pizza (up to $7.99) via mail in rebate with the purchase of this game! You can do this up to 5 times per household!!!

Join Disney Store on Earth Day! (U.S.)

Receive a FREE Reusable Shopping Bag on Friday, 4/22, when you bring in and recycle 5 plastic shopping bags.
*Limit one bag per Guest, while supplies last. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Excludes Outlet locations. Call store for more details.

Free Curly Fries today only

Arby's, today only, are offering Free Value Curly Fries via Printable Coupon
MACY'S coupon
Macy's Stores offer a Printable Coupon for $10 off $25 which may be used between 4/15 and 4/17 until 1:00 pm local time. Certain exclusions apply, see coupon for details.

Need a spray tan over Easter break?


Get FREE sunless tanning at participating VersaSpa Spray Booth locations! This is pretty awesome! Start the summer season with a tan!

1. Click “Free Sunless Tanning” on the top right hand corner
2. Enter your information and the closest locations will be listed
3. Print out your free coupon code

Valid through April 30th!

Tax day coupons

Get free copies of your tax return (up to 25 pages) through Monday at Office Depot , free shredding (up to 5lbs)Find the coupons HERE

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Did you remember your free paper from Staples??

I am loving all my free reams!
Staples offers a Ream of HP 8.5" x 11" Multipurpose Paper for Free after easy rebate with this Printable Coupon valid through 4/16/11

Youth Convention people: baby supplies.....

Abbott Nutrition has 48-pack 2-oz Similac Advance Ready-to-Feed Formula for $41.94 - $28.85 code LUTEIN - $3 code SIMILAC3 = $10.09. Shipping is free. Thanks Yme001

Adorable Easter Gift

The Children's Place has Kids' Umbrellas (assorted colors) on sale for $3.99 - 15% off code A6D2011 = $3.40. Shipping is free with code FSSPRING2011. Thanks Moot-N-Me & SunilCh

YAY! Free Easter Basket stuffers....

Starburst Jellybean Eggs are ringing up for $.75 each this week at Walgreens and there is a manufacturer coupon for $.50 off any (2) packs of Starburst or Skittles candy.

Use the Walgreens store coupon for $1/2 Starburst or Skittles Easter items in the April coupon book in addition to the manufacturer's coupon to get them free!

Buy 2 Starburst Jelly Bean Eggs $.75
Use $.50/2 Packs of Skittles or Starburst Candy
Plus, use $1/2 Skittles, Starbust, Life Savers or Hubba Bubba Easter Item April Coupon Book
Final Price: Free!

Nice idea for Easter Basket Gift!

Mamapedia has a one-year subscription to National Geographic Little Kids for $10 today. If you’ve never ordered from Mamapedia before, you can use coupon code MOMS5 to get $5 off your purchase, making the subscription only $5 per year.

Mark your calendars and call into your local Borders store to make a reservation for your free Pharaoh’s Quest LEGO set on May 7, 2011. Supplies are limited, so you’ll want to go ahead and make reservations.
thanks moneysavingmom!

from Tanga

Disney's Family Fun Magazine Subscription

The Magazine of Family Entertainment!

Disney Family Fun Magazine Subscription



Kohls codes...

Don't forget, if you are a Kohl's cardholder you can get some good online deals when you use codes SHOPNSAVE30 for 30% off and FREE4MVC for free shipping!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Get a free Febreze Home Collection Flameless Luminary and a Wooden Wick Candle for yourself and your favorite teacher when you nominate a teacher in the Teacher Appreciation Contest.

Coastal Contacts is giving another 10,000 pairs of free glasses starting today at Noon EST! To get your free pair of glasses you will need to enter coupon code FREEAPR13 at checkout and and you will only end up paying for shipping. Should be less than $20. The code will work for the first 10,000 orders placed.

Free watch...

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You can get a FREE Bracelet Ultra Light Healthy Sports Wrist Watch right now from Budget Gadgets. Just add to cart, create an account, select the $0 shipping, select standard paypal checkout and enter coupon code: FB6194000299 Site is running very slow.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Basket gift?

Need a cheap gift for an Easter Basket?
Walmart has Toy Story 3 for $5.00, you can pick it up for $2.00. Be sure to scan the price to check it – it may not be marked on the shelf.

Toy Story Operation or Memory – $5.00
Use $3/1 from 4/10 Playsaver Insert
Use $3/1 Operation Printable Coupon from

Pay $2.00 after coupon

thanks, Forthemommas!

Interesting deal if you need a gift...


For a limited time, BradsDeals readers can get 40% off one item at Monet Jewelery with our code BRADXTRA40 at checkout. This code stacks on sale items, which are already up to 50% off. The Star Spangled Banner Cuff drops from $38 to $11 to $6.60. The Star Spangled Banner Ring lowers from $42 to $13 to $7.80 and the Eternal Sparkle Pavé Pendant falls from $68 to $34 to $20.40. Shipping starts at $6.95 and there is no sales tax (except OH, NY, RI and TN).

$20 off $20 code + FREE Shipping on all School & Office Supplies!! has a $20 off ANY $20 or more order code: DOLLAR20 Plus they are offering FREE Shipping on all School & Office Supplies!!

I just got 3 reams of paper for $0.55 shipped!! Great addition to the 4 free reams from Staples this past month~

You need patience, though! The site is OVERLOADED and I finally got through tonight~ I found it quicker through the link on Facebook...don't know why.
Their Facebook wall says it all!LOL
onefrugalchick rocks for alerting us to this!


Baja Fresh Mexican Grill offers their Baja Fresh Bowl for $2 with this Printable Coupon valid through 4/24/11

Don't forget to make time for this Special Egg Hunt! (Alyssa is working at the music for entertainment)

Local friends, did you see these Groupons???

Head Here to Groupon and click on Philadelphia for
$20 for $40 to Bay Pony Inn!!!

The Company
Bay Pony Inn

        508 Skippack Rd.               
        Lederach, Pennsylvania 19450       
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There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon to the Bay Pony Inn in Lederach. Choose between the following options:
For $20, you get $40 worth of upscale dinner fare and drinks.
For $10, you get $20 worth of upscale lunch fare and drinks.
Housed in the historic hotel, the cozy Bay Pony Inn boasts both lunch and dinner menus rife with an array of fresh salads, seafoods, and landfoods. Dinner diners can indulge their taste buds with smaller selections such as the grilled shrimp and spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette ($19) or bigger bites such as the scallops and mushrooms in mornay sauce ($22). Sate carnivorous cravings while practicing shark-attack techniques by sinking fangs into the roasted half duck in Grand Marnier sauce ($23) or the filet mignon in a shiitake-merlot reduction ($29).

Or click on tab for:
$20 for $40 Worth of Neapolitan Cuisine and Drinks at Bacco in North Wales



Expires Oct 13, 2011

Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only at North Wales location. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers.

See the rules that apply to all deals.

Both Target and Walmart have Air Wick Warmers priced under $1. Use the $1/1 Air Wick Warmers coupon found at to get them FREE plus overage!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Just in time for Easter Egg coloring! There is a $.55/2 Egg Coupon available at! These coupons only pop up from time to time, so grab it while you can.

thanks forthemommas!

free full size Essence of Beauty Antibacterial collection product

Head over to CVS Beauty Club on Facebook and score your coupon for a free full size Essence of Beauty Antibacterial collection product. The coupon is emailed to you.
thanks, Myfrugaladventures!

Try Sam's club free this week

by Sam’s Club this weekend (April 15-17, 2011) and you can get in free even if you’re not a member. Best of all, there’s no upcharge. You’ll pay the same prices that members do.

Free Duct tape sheets on Facebook

At 6 p.m. EST, you can stop by the Duck Tape Facebook Page to request free samples of Duck Tape Sheets. There are 100,000 free samples available.

CLICK HERE and go to the Jarlsberg Facebook page & enter the Jarlsberg grilled cheese contest. You will need to fill in your info and upload your favorite grilled cheese recipe. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, Jarlsberg USA is giving away a FREE re-usable grilled cheese toaster sleeve and a $1/1 Jarlsberg cheese coupon!

Head HERE for a free candy bar or drink at CVS through your Twitter account~
The coupon arrives via email.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

print your coupons!

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are some GREAT new coupons available on

Get busy before you head out with your shopping list!

Rite Aid freebies and deals

Forthemommas has some extra deals figured out for this week:

Buy 2 Old Spice Bodywash $2.99 each

Use (2) $1/1 Old Spice Coupons from the P&G Everyday Savings Coupon Booklet
Get (2) $2.00/1 UPR

Free after UPR & coupons – same deal as Gillette

Buy (2) Mitchum $4.29 each
use (1) $5.00/2 Mitchum Rite Aid Coupon here
use (2) $1.00/1 in 3/20 SS – regional coupon or coupon here.
$.79 each after coupon

Keep an eye out for 80 ct Rite Aid Dryer Sheets ringing up for $.99 – they are printing $1.00 UPR. Note: Have your store price check the Dryer Sheets. Note: It appears the limit is 3 on the dryer sheets.

The Complete Solution also have $1.00 peelies on them, making them a money maker

Find the rest of her match up deals HERE

Check out Ben & Jerry's FREE Cone Day ~ April 12

Find used equipment for free or resale....

I am often wishing I could connect with the hand me downs of other children with special needs....especially those costly items that insurance just won't cover. I recently found this interesting list of items that are free or offered at a resale price from the state of Pennsylvania called REEP from the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

 To find items listed as available on the Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) Online Classifieds head HERE.

If you are able to find something that meets your needs, I'd love to hear about it!!!!

Verizon offers current internet customers in NY, NJ, and CT the FiOS Triple Play Bundle for as low as $74.99 per month for two years


Verizon offers current internet customers in NY, NJ, and CT the FiOS Triple Play Bundle for as low as $74.99 per month for two years with no contract required. This is a $35/month drop, saving you $840 over the course of the 2 years. You'll also get a $200 prepaid Visa card. To get this deal first click here. Then select the $74.99/month plan. There is no activation fee and you can lease a wireless router for free.

Collecting Baby Supplies??

If your child is heading to the Nazarene Youth Convention, you are.
Check out this deal at Wal Mart:

Similiac Sensitive (For Spit Up) Ready to Feed 1 Qt Formula $3.84

$5/1 Any Similac Product 4/3 SS (Limit one coupon per transaction)

Final Price= FREE + $1.16 overage!

thanks to freesnaatcher,
you can head HERE to print a 40% off one item coupon.

What project are you working on?

Cheap lunch:

Head Here to get a coupon for a $2.99 small sub and cookie at Quiznos.
I love my John Frieda hair products so this deal at Rite Aid really caught my eye for this week:

Select John Frieda Products, 4/$20
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb 4
$2/1 John Frieda Root Awakening Hair Care Product printable
$2/1 John Frieda Product, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 03/06/11)
$2/1 John Frieda Full Repair Styling Aid, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 03/06/11)
$1/1 Select John Frieda Full Repair Items, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 03/06/11)

and Use $1/1 ad perk coupon from March

Total after Stacked Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as $0.25 ea