Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sometimes you do not even need a coupon to find a good deal.

Couponers quote
I will be honest and say that I have not couponed in awhile. 
Yes I have not received or bought a paper and have not received or bought inserts BUT that does not mean I am not saving money. 

I still shop the sales and I try my best to use (though hard to come by) money off total coupons. I still do my marked down and close out shopping at Winn Dixie but even though I am not into the whole couponing thing (because life has got me all tied up right now) does not mean I am not saving a huge amount of money. 

I came across a paver business that is closing. 
I was able to get all these pavers which cost upwards of about 
$2.00 a piece for $300.00 out the door. 
Since my husband is handy we got a yard of sand and started laying them. We did the whole front porch and a single car garage and I still have 1/2 left which will make a nice walkway around my house and more than likely still have some left.  
This would of cost us a few THOUSAND and it did not and we added value to our home. Score for me! 

I have a child who is 11 months and loves those melt in your mouth yogurt drops by Gerber. He loves those things!
They sell them in the grocery chains for about $2.99 each. 
But I know that they ALSO carry the Tropical Fruit flavored ones at Big Lots for $1.00. They also carry other items like the puffs. 
So guess where I shop. 
The Big Lots that I go to always has marked down clearance items mostly due to discontinuing them or out of season and not really due to expiring (though it is always good to check though). 

Well the other day I was there and scored this great find. They are the Capri Sun Big Pouchs and they had them for 5 cents each! Yeah I grabbed a few. I know about the whole mold issues but I can easily cut open the pouch and look inside before serving them in a cup for the kids or myself. For 5 cents each it is worth the hassle. 
Sometimes the greatest deals that you find are the one's that you stumble upon without checking this website or that group. Sometimes the best deals are the ones that save you and your family money and also put money back in your pocket. 


Friday, February 13, 2015

Grab some Cheap Cereal and Milk at Winn Dixie!

Yesterday I ran out of milk and while at Walmart picking up some things for the baby I paid almost $4.00 for a gallon of milk! EEK!!!
Well today I went shopping and could not pass this up. 

This would of cost me over $80.00 for just about $11.00

Here is what I bought
(12) boxes of Mullers Pasta 1.79 bogo
(08) boxes of Post Raisin Bran "real deal" 4 for 10.00
(04) Gallons of Milk 3.85 each
(01) Pack of Diapers 5.97
(01) Box of Wipes 2.00
(01) Red Curry Chicken Dinner Entree 5.99 (lunch today)
Total $60.10
Auto Deducted Sale Buy (4) boxes of Cereal Get a Free Milk
Total $52.40 

Used the following coupons
(1) $10 off $50 Baby Club total now $42.40
(2) Free Diapers Baby Club total now $36.43
(1) Free Wipes Baby Club total now $34.43
(4) Free Gallon of milk wyb (2) post cereals 1/18 SS total $18.03
(1) $3 off coupon on the Curry Entree total now $15.03
(4) $1/3 Mullers Pasta 1/4 SS
Paid just $11.03! 

You will notice that two of the cereals are Fruit Loops and Fruity Pebbles which I traded with someone for my Raisin Bran.

I also gave the lady behind me a $5 off $25 family dollar coupon. She said that she just checked out and spent $100 but had to go back for a few things she forgot to grab so I told her to take the receipt and the coupon to customer service and get your $5 and buy yourself some lunch. 

Winn Dixie has certain cereals on a promotion that when you buy (4) which are on sale to begin with 4 for $10.00
You will get a gallon of milk for free! 
This is a great deal all in it's own considering the cereals are usually about $3-4 each and the milk is $3.75! 
BUT there is a coupon that when you buy certain POST cereals that you will get a Free Gallon of Milk in the 1/18 SS
One of those cereals which is the Raisin Bran 13.5oz box is included in the Winn Dixie Promotion.

Here is several ways that this can work for you. 

Buy (4) Boxes of Raisin Bran 13.5oz (look for promo sticker) 
And (3) Gallons of Milk which at my store are 3.85 each
Your total will be $21.55 
It will then auto deduct the free gallon of milk 
Your total now will be $17.70 
Give them (2) Free Milk wyb Post Coupons
Your total $10.00!

Buy (4) Boxes of Raisin Bran 13.5oz (look for promo sticker)
And (2) Gallons of Milk which at my store are 3.85 each
Your total will be $17.70
It will then auto deduct the free gallon of milk 
Your total now will be $13.85
Give them (2) Free Milk wyb Post Coupons
Your total $6.15!
This to me is the best plan of action BUT some stores may tell you to buy the extra one since they may have a problem with using a coupon on an item that is free so if you run into that you can 
A. Grab another milk to satisfy them
B. Just use one coupon and your total will be $10.00 

You can also switch it up some 

Buy (2) Boxes of Raisin Bran 13.5oz (look for promo sticker)
Buy (2) Other participating Cereals 
And (2) Gallons of Milk which at my store are 3.85 each
Your total will be $17.70
It will then auto deduct the free gallon of milk 
Your total now will be $13.85
Give them (1) Free Milk wyb Post Coupons
Your total $10.00!
Again still a great deal!



Sunday, January 11, 2015

DIY Furniture! Torched Wood Nightstand

Well I have always been creative. I have always loved redoing furniture. I recall when I lived in Brooklyn when I was younger I made my dresser and and the border to my bedroom look like marble using nothing but shoe 

Well with three boys in the house I go through a lot of furniture.
 We had got this really nice set of wood tables and the kids scratched them up through instead of dumping them we decided to bring them back to life. 

My husband has always taught the boys to be boys. To get dirty, work hard, and to know their way around a tool box. So when it came time to sand down the tables. My oldest son who is 8, took charge and grabbed the sander and got down.
As you can see he did an awesome job sanding down the tables. 
He went at it one night. Just my husband and him sanding the tables listening to some country music and having some bonding time. My son enjoyed it and was so impressed with what he did.
Yes he did the WHOLE table by himself!

Well we could not decide what color we wanted to go with. 
My husband and I debated about staining or painting or different techniques to use but we could not agree. So this is what the tables sat at looking like for months in my living room.

Then the other night while searching the internet my husband came across a technique that used a blow torch to just burn the wood. Of course since we had a blow torch laying around on a Sunday afternoon we decided to just give it a try. 
Here is the nightstand now after my skills with the blow torch! 

I was so impressed with this but I wanted to take this a step further and give it a shiny coat. My husband then sprayed Helsmens Clear Sealer which really brought out the color of the wood that was not burnt and really gave that WOW effect to the wood that was burnt. 

I am super excited. I can not wait to sand down the coffee table and add some wrought iron fixtures! 

If your going to do this yourself... 
Here a few things that I learned while doing the project.
It was cool using the blow torch it was like painting with a paint brush. BUT you must be careful and you must not stay in one spot for two long or else you will leave burn holes. BUT there is no wrong way of doing it. It is kind of your canvas so you can go as light or as dark or as heavy or burnt as you wish.  
Of course I would always research you tube videos and make sure your staying safe! 


Friday, December 26, 2014

Get your Holiday Clearance On!

The Christmas Holiday is over and now it is time for you to jump on the Clearance Finds. 
If you are bummed out you did not score anything good at Walmart because it was all gone within 5 minutes or your mad that Walgreens took about the gift sets and placed them for sale singley or you missed out on getting an elf on the shelf for $10... I am about to tell you something. 

There are tons of stores with Christmas items and all need them to go to make room for Valentines! 

Think outside the box. 
Big Lots, Rural King, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Old Navy, 
JC Penny, and Save A Lot to name a few. 

Anything that even resembles Christmas plates, napkins, diapers, socks, chocolate, and more. 

Even if you can not leave the house check for deals at Home Depot
where they have tons of Christmas items up to 80% off. 
My Favorite One now is the Holiday Train Set 
from $44 to under $10 here!
Everywhere you turn there are deals and steals....

It is always best to wait a week or two and then head to Big Lots, TJMax and Marshalls for some great finds because this is when these stores get a bunch of the left overs from major retailers. 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Old Navy PJ'S Mega Deal! UPDATED!

Okay I got a deal for you... 

Old Navy has 13 different pairs of Women Flannel PJ's 
Price was $16.94 and now just $6.00!

If you have never tried EBATES now is the time to do it. 

Because this is a MEGA hot deal! 

First you need tto sign up for Ebates and Grab the Ebates Button
Trust me I personally do not shop online without EBATES! 

New Ebates members get a special gift:
A $10 Gift Card when you spend $25.00 or more. 
PLUS you earn cash back on almost anything you can buy online.
PLUS with the Ebates button you wont ever loose out again!

If you downloaded the button you will see the Ebates Information 
Letting you know you will be earning back 7.0% on your Purchase

Out of the 13 you need to add (5) to your Cart. 
Imagine getting all the girls in your house Matching PJ's for Christmas Morning. 
Or getting (5) gifts because everyone loves nice comfy PJ's 
Total will be $30.00 plus tax 
ADD CODE FREE to get Free 2 day shipping! 

You will then get back 7.0% Cash back from Ebates which is $2.10
(you just need $2.40 more to get your first check.)
A $10 Gift Card for making a purchase over $25.00 from Ebates.
PLUS you will also earn $10 Super Cash from Old Navy
The $10 Off $25.00 Coupon will be emailed within 24 hours. 

So $30.00 plus tax 
Minus the $2.10 and the $10.00 Gift Card 
That makes each pair just $3.58
PLUS the $10 off $25 Coupon!

 Special Shout out to Yes We Coupon for this Hot Deal!  

The free shipping ended BUT you can still get in on this deal. 
Buy (6) pairs of PJ's
Total $36.00
(shipping is $7.00)
Enter Code DASHER (ends today expires 12/17)
Brings total $25.10 
Plus Shipping which is $7.00 and tax
So about $34.00 
 BUT you get back the $10.00 Gift Card from Ebates
The $2.10 Cash Back towards your cash back. 
And the $10.00 off $25.00 Super Cash from Old Navy. 

Disney Frozen Magical Lights Palace Play Set for under $14.00 plus tax after sign up and cash back!

Disney Frozen Magical Lights Palace Play Set 
on sale at available for local pick up at the store in Crystal River Sorry Shipping is NOT available. 

It is priced at $34.99 marked to $24.99
If your new to Ebates 
this will qualify for you to receive the $10 Gift Card
You will also earn back 3.0% 
That makes this about $14.00 plus tax!

If you signed up to Ebates and grabbed the button 

If your new to Ebates sign her grab the button. 

Then come back here and  

These are selling for upwards of 
$60 plus on Ebay with tons of bidding going on 
and $80 on Amazon! 



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Enhanced Black and White Diamond Accent Ribbon Infinity Pendant in Sterling Silver from $99.99 to $19.99!

Get this amazing Enhanced Black and White Diamond Accent Ribbon Infinity Pendant in Sterling Silver from Zales. 

If you have been around following me you will remember this from last year they had a deal on something simular. 
I think everyone is Spring Hill got one!

This year they upgraded and added the Black to it which I think is very nice. I can tell you that the chain is thin but the pendant is beautiful!  

I love mine and this WILL make a special gift. 

You can surely select to pick it up at the store to save the shipping if you wish. Or purchase $29.01 more to get free shipping. Perfect Gift for Someone Special. 

If you do NOT have Ebates Sign Up and grab the button. 

You will earn up to a $10 gift card if your new and make a purchase over $25.00 before tax and shipping. 

Plus either way you will earn cash back. 

You can learn about Ebates, The Button, and Sign Up

After just come back here... click here. 
Activate the Ebates cash back
And get this Awesome Pendant!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Almost $100.00 worth of toys for $23.00!

If you have been watching the page or the Facebook Group you will see that a few days ago I posted a deal for the 
Step2 Motorcycle and today I posted about the Little Tikes Kitchen

Together these would of cost you over $100.00! 
But here is a great deal for new Ebates Customers!

You will be directed to the page where you choose your gift card 
(see photo above if that is not what you see then your a member) 
Sign in or Create a User name and Password. 
Then enter in how you would like your cash back to be deposited. 
You can choose Paypal, mailing, or donation. 
Then Click  your account 
Scroll to the bottom 
In the middle there is a section called Ebates Tools. 
Click on Ebates button and install it. 
That is it. You will now be earning cash back on your online purchases. You can learn more about this works here.

Your page should look like this.. 
 Click on the Activate Cash Back Button
Then add the kitchen to the cart. 
Then search for the Step2 Motorcycle was $39.98 now $15.00
And add that to your cart. 

Simply check out and select store pick up
Make sure you are set to the closest location
You will pay $34.00 plus tax BUT
Get back $1.00 towards your cash back from Ebates 
and the $10.00 Gift Card from Ebates for spending over $25.00!

That is $23.00 for about $100 worth of toys!