Saturday, January 8, 2011

Office Max Upcoming Freebies with 100% Back in MaxPerks Rewards

In next week's Office Max ad that starts tomorrow January 9th, there are 2 items that will get you 100% back in MaxPerks Bonus Rewards, so it's like getting them for FREE. 
The items are:

All 1" Comfort Touch Durable View Binders (Reg $7.49-$8.99) Limit 3

Sharpie Black Fine-Point Permanent Markers, 12-pack (Reg $8.29) Limit 3

A MaxPerks ID card is requred. See the Office Max website for full details.

Thanks, My Springfield Mommy!

FREE Lego Club Magazine Two-Year Subscription

Sign up for a FREE two-year subscription to Lego Club Magazine!  Lego Club Jr. Magazine is also available to children under the age of seven. 

FREE Tide to Go Pen to first 5,000 Tomorrow at 7 PM

Tide has another Facebook giveaway planned for tomorrow - Sunday, January 9 - at 7 PM CST.  They will be giving away 5,000 Tide To Go Pens!  Tide's Facebook giveaways always go fast, so be sure to visit their Facebook page promptly at 7 for a chance to get one!

If you haven't already, "like" Tide's Facebook page now so that you're all set for the giveaway tomorrow!

Thanks, My Springfield Mommy!

TODAY ONLY: Thirty-One Gifts Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Thermal Totes Sale

This month's Thirty-One Gifts customer special features Thermal Totes for $10 (reg. $14), Small Lunch Totes for $8 (reg. $12.50), and optional embroidery for only only $1.50 (reg. $6).  Plus to make this deal even better, Thirty-One Gifts consultant Laurie DeMaria is offering a buy 3, get 1 FREE sale on the thermal totes or lunch totes (free item of equal or lesser value) today only through 4 PM CST!  To get this special deal, email Laurie directly at before 4 PM Central time.

New Target Mobile Coupons 1/8


Target has released new mobile coupons!  These are valid through January 21, 2011.   I don't have any experience with Target's mobile coupons as I do not have a phone capable of receiving them, but these are definitely great for anyone who does have the right kind of phone.  Target mobile coupons can be stacked with a manufacturer's coupon!  Go here to learn more about and to sign up for Target mobile coupons.

-$1.50 off Up & Up Boxed Diapers

-$2 Airborne Dietary Supplement
All You Printable Save $1.50
Printable Coupon Save $1.50
(11/14 SS) Save $1/1

-$1 off Hefty Trash Bags 
(1/2 RP) Save $.55 or $1/2
Facebook Printable Save $1/1

-$2 off Biore Skin Care Items
Facebook Printable Save $2
Printable Coupon Save $1
(10/10 SS) Save $2/1 Cleanser

-$.50 off Archer Farms Simply Balanced
-English Muffins

-$.50 off Target Cafe' Food or Drink item

All are a limit of one item or offer per coupon. They cannot be used in combination with any other Target store coupons.

Sunday Paper Coupon Preview 1/9

This week there should be one RedPlum insert and one Smart Source insert in the Sunday paper.  To view a full list of coupons, visit Sunday Coupon Preview.  Note: coupons and inserts may vary depending on the region and newspaper.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Dollar General: $5 Off $25 Purchase Coupon Valid Saturday Only

Dollar General has a Super Saturday coupon available on their Facebook page!  This is limited quantity so print it now to save $5 off your $25 purchase.  Coupon is valid for Saturday, January 8 only!

Thanks, My Memphis Mommy!

Toobeez EZ-Fort Building Toy Review

It seems like most kids love forts and my son Peter (age 3) is no exception.  His attempts to make a fort include covering the top of the baby's pack-n-play with a blanket or pulling all the cushions off both couches and standing them upright arranged a circle - which is cute, but I'd rather not have him playing with my furniture!  Well Toobeez has created a product to help channel kids' creativity and allow them to build a fort, playhouse, hideaway, or whatever their imaginations desire.  This 54-piece building toy has enough pieces to build all sorts of creations: (20) 24-inch tubes,  (14) 17-inch tubes, and (20) 2.5-inch connecting spheres.  The pieces connect with a patent pending "Friction and Tension" method of connecting.

Peter was thrilled with his fort and had a lot of fun playing in it.  However, even though the product is designed for ages 3-7, we found that he was too young to actually assemble the fort himself.  And the pieces weren't durable enough to withstand his energy - one piece snapped in half - so this is probably a toy that would be better for an older child. 

The EZ-Fort is available in three styles: the Original (which is what we reviewed), the Fairy Tale Castle, and the Bunker.  The Original does not include a covering (you can use a sheet or large blanket) but the Fairy Tale Castle comes with a pink covering and the Bunker comes with a black covering.   Toobeez backs their products with a fourteen day money-back guarantee.

Thanks to my family - Scott, Zach, and Barbara - for helping with building the fort and taking the picture!  

Thanks to Toobeez for providing me with a complimentary EZ-Fort to review.  No other compensation was received and all views expressed are my honest opinions.

Weekend Retail Deals & Coupon Round Up 1/7

Here is a list of retail coupons to help you save if you'll be out shopping this weekend! 

 Top Seven
 Full List

Lids $5 Hat Clearance + FREE Site-to-Store Shipping

If you're a sports fan then you'll love this sale! is having a huge clearance sale with tons of hats on sale as low as $5!!   The Indianapolis Colt hat pictured above is just $5 (reg. $16.99) and there are plenty of other teams available too.  Plus you can choose free site-to-store shipping so you don't have to pay any shipping and handling fees!

Thanks, STL Mommy!

Victoria's Secret: FREE Yoga Panty w/ Yoga Pant Purchase

Pink Nation members can get a FREE Victoria's Secret Yoga panty with a yoga pant purchase!   Log into Pink Nation or sign up to print the coupon!  This offer is valid through January 10.

FREE Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions Sample


Pantene is offering a FREE sample of Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions!  To request your sample, just text: PANTENECOLOR to 59999 from your cell phone. It takes 3 sent texts messages to complete the registration – keep in mind text messaging rates do apply.

Thanks, STL Mommy!

New York & Company: $20 off $50 Purchase or $40 off $90 Purchase

New York & Company is still running The Big Big Sale and they have new reductions up to 70% off!  Plus now through Monday, January 10, you can use promo code 5138 online to $20 off your $50 purchase or promo code 6354 to take $40 off your $90 purchase!  And if you're on the New York & Company email list, check your inbox for a one time use in-store coupon good for $20 off $50 or $40 off $90.

To make this deal even better, you can get 5% cash-back on your online purchase when you log in or register with Shop at Home or Mr. Rebates!

Earn Prizes with New Friend Referral Program from No More Rack

No More Rack is running another friend referral promotion now through February 7th!  Each friend you refer - and they don't have to make a purchase, just register with No More Rack - will help you earn prizes.  The prizes start at Stila Shine Lip Gloss (15 friends) and go all the way up to Apple products!  So sign up today and then start referring all your friends!

If you missed my post about No More Rack last month, here's a brief recap: it's a daily deal site that features 8 deals each weekday starting at 11 AM Central time.  No More Rack offers the best shipping rates that I've seen from any deals site at just $2 per item.  Today one of their deals is a pair of silver earrings (pictured above) for just $3 (reg. $59)!

FREE Stevia Cane Natural Sweetener Sample

Visit Stevia Cane on Facebook and then click the "FREE SAMPLE" tab to request a sample of all-natural Stevia Cane!  Stevia Cane contains approximately 1/3 the calories of regular sugar.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

CVS: $4 Off $20 Coupon Emailed Yesterday

If you have an ExtraCare card and are signed up for emails from CVS, then you may have been emailed a $4 off $20 purchase coupon yesterday!  I received mine yesterday afternoon but I almost missed it because it got buried in with other emails... glad I found it!  The coupon is valid through Sunday.

FREE Photo Wall Calendar or 3 for the Price of 1


Now that 2011 is here, if you still need a calendar for the new year then check out the special Vistaprint is running on their photo wall calendars!  You can get one wall calendar for FREE or get three for the price of one!  Shipping charges apply to the free calendar.

You can also get a FREE spiral bound desk calendar or five for the price one!

It's Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Today is Friday which means that its Mega Swag Bucks Day!  Any time you search online today through Swagbucks you have a chance to win Mega Swag Bucks, higher denominations than usual.  Swag Bucks can be used in the Swag store for gifts cards and other fun prizes!   I like to use my Swag Bucks to buy Amazon gift cards!

If you haven't joined Swagbucks, join now and earn 30 Swagbucks immediately just for signing up!  It's easy to earn Swag Bucks daily just by searching through them.  One way to search easily is to download their free toolbar and do your searches through that toolbar (you automatically earn 1 Swagbucks a day just for having the toolbar!) or you can search online by going to Join today and get paid to search!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Walmart: 10 Deals Under $1

Here are ten deals at Walmart that are under $1 after coupons! Keep in mind that prices may vary by store. If you are new to using coupons you may want to read Coupons 101 first.

Rhodes Warm & Serve Rolls $1.76
Use $1.00 off Rhodes Coupon
Total: $.76

Quaker Old Fashioned Oats 18oz $1.88
Use $1.00 off Quaker Coupon from the 1-2-11 RP
Total: $.88

McCormick Spices (Parsley Flakes) $1.28

Use $.75 off any McCormick Herb/Spice Coupon 1-2-11 RP
Total: $.53

Sensodyne Toothpaste (Travel Size) $.97
Use $.75 off Sensodyne Coupon 1-2-11 RP
Total: $.22

Spic and Span $.97
Use $1.00 off two Spic and Span Product Coupon
Total: $.47 each

Pedigree Good Bites $2.97
Use $2.00 off Pedigree Good Bites Coupon
Total: $.97

Cesar Canine Cuisine $.72
Use Buy 2 Cesar Canine Cuisines get 1 Cesar Bistro Entree Free Coupon
Total: $.48 each

Olay Bar Soap $2.48
Use $2.00 off Olay Soap Coupon from the 12-26-10 PG
Total: $.48

Hormel Completes Kids Meals $1.98

Use $1.00 off 1 Jan. All You Magazine
Total: $.98

Lean Cuisine $1.88
Use $1.00 off 1 from Jan. All You Magazine
Total: $.88

Thanks, I Heart the Mart!

Walmart Coupon Policy Clarification

This week's Walmart ad created quite a stir in the couponing world with a statement printed on the front page which implied that they would now accept competitor's coupons:

 We'll match the price of any local competitor's printed ad or coupon for an identical product.

Walmart's Facebook page has elaborated on their coupon acceptance policy:
"To clarify, Walmart will continue to accept all valid manufacturer and print-at-home internet coupons with a scannable bar code. In addition, Walmart will also match the price listed on any valid competitor coupons that include a printed retail price for a specific item (e.g., $2 for a 24 oz. bottle of Clorox). We do not accept coupons that are $X off a product ( e.g., $1 of a 24 oz bottle of Clorox)."
Walgreens frequently has in-ad coupons advertising a specific retail price, rather than a dollar off amount, so it would appear that we can now bring these into Walmart to get a price match.  However, at this point Walmart's Coupon Policy has not been updated to reflect that they will accept competitor's retail price coupons.  And since Walmart's policy does state that only one coupon will be accepted per item, there may be issues with attempting to use a manufacturer's coupon on top of a Walgreens coupon price - although the Walgreens coupon would probably be entered as a price adjustment since it can't be scanned as a coupon.

Also Paul from I Heart the Mart reports that he spoke with a Walmart PR rep and learned that Walmart will accept Catalina coupons (coupons that print at the register) from other stores as long as the words "manufacturer's coupon" appears on the coupon.  Stores like Walgreens, Schnucks, and Buy Low print Catalina coupons.  This is not reflected in Walmart's current Coupon Policy.

Please comment if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer!

Join the CVS Beauty Club for a 10% Off Beauty Coupon

ExtraCare Beauty Club - Join Today!

CVS has a new ExtraCare Beauty Club! When you sign up you will get a 10% off Beauty Pass that will be emailed to you after you enroll. Plus you will receive $5 ECB’s for every $50 spent on qualifying purchases and $3 ECB’s on your birthday!

Visit the CVS website to get signed up and don't forget to check out this week's CVS coupon match up!

Thanks, My DFW Mommy!

Groupon Evansville and National Deals: Athletic Wear, O Magazine, Photo Books, and More

Today's Evansville Groupon deal is $20 for $40 worth of footwear and apparel from Swift Athletics (located on Weinbach Avenue).  Plus, yesterdays Bar-B-Q Barn deal is still available today (it is sidebar deal on the right side of the Evansvile page)!

Here are some Groupon Nationwide Deals that are being featured in other cities (you can purchase these from any location and they are good to use no matter where you live!). To view any deals that interest you, change the city under the "Visit More Cities" tab and select the city the deal is in. 
- (Check on sidebars) Birmingham, AL, Mobile/Baldwin County, AL, Montgomery, AL, Tucson, AZ, Modesto, CA, Stockton, CA, Denver, CO, Hartford, CT, Wilmington-Newark, DE, Gainesville, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Palm Beach, FL, Pensacola, FL, Tampa Bay Area, FL, Honolulu, HI, Evansville, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Topeka/Lawrence, KS, Louisville, KY, Baton Rouge, LA, Springfield, MA, Kansas City, MO, Jackson, MS, Las Vegas, NV, Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, Charlotte, NC, Fayetteville, NC, Piedmont Triad, NC, Allentown/Bethlehem, PA, Reading, PA, Charleston, SC, Amarillo, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Houston, TX, Lubbock, TX, San Antonio, TX: $60 for a Three-Month Online Personal-Training Program with FitOrbit

- (Check on sidebars) Huntsville, AL, Montgomery, AL, Washington, DC: $10 for a One-Month Online Language Course from Livemocha ($20 Value). Choose from Four Options.

- Mobile/Baldwin County, AL, Baton Rouge, LA: $60 for Three to 11 Letters of Name Art from Hal Jaffe Name Art ($159.90 Value)

- Anchorage, AK: $20 for $40 Worth of Shirts, Hats, and Apparel from Mad Industry

- (Check on sidebars) Napa/Sonoma, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, St. Louis, MO, Reno, NV, Tulsa, OK, Eugene, OR, Portland, OR, Salem, OR, Roanoke, VA: $10 for a One-Year Subscription to “O, The Oprah Magazine” (Up to $28 Value)

- (Check on sidebar) Orange County, CA: $75 for $150 Toward Denim Fashions from Genetic Denim

- (Check on sidebar) San Francisco, CA: $49 for 28-Day Online Vegan Challenge with Nutrition Northwest Company

- (Check on sidebar) San Jose, CA: $35 for Gourmet-Chicken-Soup Care Package ($74.93 Value with Shipping) from Spoonful of Comfort

- (Check on sidebar) Ventura County, CA: $15 for $35 Worth of Wise Desserts at Fancy Fortune Cookies

- Fort Myers/Cape Coral, FL: $15 for $30 Worth of Holiday Gourmet Gift Baskets, Sweets, and More from Mrs. Beasley's

- (Check on sidebar) Fort Myers/Cape Coral, FL: $15 for $30 Worth of Candles and Gifts at The Candleberry Company

- (Check on sidebar) Miami, FL: $20 for $35 Worth of Flower Arrangements with Free Delivery from ($55 Value)

- Augusta, GA: $20 for Two-Dozen Sweet Pralines from Cafe Orleans Catering ($42.95 Value)

- (Check on sidebars) Columbus, GA, Harrisburg, PA: $12 for $25 Worth of Custom Nutrition Bars, Shakes, Trail Mix, and More from You Bar

- (Check on sidebars) Indianapolis, IN, St. Louis, MO: $20 for $40 Worth of Gourmet Gift Baskets and More from

- (Check on sidebar) Indianapolis, IN: $40 for $100 Worth of Services with ScanDigital

- (Check on sidebar) Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA: $49 for a Four-Pack of Fitness DVDs from Dustin Maher Fitness

- (Check on sidebar) New Orleans, LA, Shreveport/Bossier, LA: $40 for Registration to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training Program

- (Check on sidebar) New Orleans, LA: $19 for $40 Worth of Video Tape Transfers to DVDs and Other Digital Video Services from The Video Editor 

- Shreveport/Bossier, LA, Knoxville, TN: $10 for $25 Worth of Flexflop Foldable Sandals

- (Check on sidebar) Detroit, MI, Knoxville, TN: $5 for $10 Worth of Notepads and Planners From LobotoME 

- Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: $15 for $50 Worth of Photo Books, Cards, and More from Mixbook

- Springfield, MO: $10 for $25 Worth of Eco-Friendly Reusable Bags and More from Xoopii  

- (Check on sidebar) Las Vegas, NV: $20 for $40 Toward Decorative Diaper Cakes from Stinky Cakes

- (Check on sidebar) Central Jersey, NJ: $15 for $30 Worth of Flags and Outdoor Decor at Flag Fables   

- New York City, NY: $115 for Three-Day Hohm Juice Cleanse and One Coaching Call Plus "The 7-Day Total Cleanse" Book from American Yogini  

- (Check on sidebar) Piedmont Triad, NC, Erie, PA, Reading, PA: $35 for a "Big Wall Graphic" Panoramic Wall Mural from LTL Prints ($84 Value)

- (Check on sidebar) Cincinnati, OH: $7 for $15 Worth of Gourmet Desserts from Sweet Petit Desserts 

- Columbus, OH: $25 for $75 Worth of Wine from Barclay's Wine

- (Check on sidebar) Dayton, OH: $34 for Three Days' Worth of Delivered Prepared Meals or Seven Prepared Dinners from Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (Up to $69 Value)  

- (Check on sidebar) Pennsylvania, PA: $25 Bottle of High-End Artisanal Olive Oil and Free Shipping from Olio Taibi ($49.99 Value)
- (Check on sidebar) Providence, RI: $49 for $100 Worth of Online Products from LensWay

- (Check on sidebar) Greenville, SC: $35 for $75 Worth of Home-Delivered Organic Food from Nature's Prime Organic Foods

- (Check on sidebar) Austin, TX, El Paso, TX: $85 for $155 Worth of Custom-Fit Jeans at Indi

- (Check on sidebar) Austin, TX, Washington, DC: $45 for One 16"x20" Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Including Shipping and Handling from Canvas on Demand ($126.95 Value)

- (Check on sidebars) Corpus Christi, TX, Houston, TX: $10 for $25 Worth of Nuts, Dried Fruit, and More from Nutty Guys

- (Check on sidebar) Dallas, TX: $25 for Five Baby Genius DVDs and Five Bonus CDs

- (Check on sidebar) Houston, TX: $12 for 15 Issues of "Food & Wine" Magazine ($24.99 Value)

- (Check on sidebar) Houston, TX: $74 for a Customized Alphabet Frame from Frame the Alphabet

- (Check on sidebar) Midland/Odessa, TX: $40 for a One-Year Subscription to Online Fitness and Weight-Loss Programs from dotFit - Iron Training ($120 Value)  

- (Check on sidebar) Seattle, WA: $35 for $115 Worth of Keepsake Books from Photobook America 

- Madison, WI: $50 for $200 Worth of Furniture from Bari Leather Furniture Online  

* PAY IT FORWARD * - $15 for a $30 Charitable Donation to Save the Children

* PAY IT FORWARD * - Boost Your Charitable Donation to by 60%, Starting at $10 for $25 Worth of Aid for Public School Projects

* PAY IT FORWARD * - This was featured as one of Oprah's Favorite Things this year - Save $10 on a $25 Microloan Gift or Credit to Help Global Entrepreneurs through - help alleviate poverty by lending to low-income entrepreneur

Groupon has added a guarantee on any purchase you make through them: "Nothing is more important to us than treating our customers well. If you ever feel like Groupon let you down, give us a call and we'll return your purchase – simple as that."

So, remember that when you are thinking of purchasing a Groupon. You are able to contact them if you are not happy with your purchase!

Remember, most of these deals are only valid today, so act fast if you like them!

Thanks My Chicago Mommy!

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