Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Free Olay Quench Body Lotion

Buy two separate bottles of Olay Quench Body Lotion by January 29, 2010 and submit the forms and receipts in separate envelopes to receive all your money back. Free lotion! That's good news given all the cold, dry air many of us are experiencing.

The form and instructions are all here: http://www.olay.com/Club_Olay/dec2009/images/Olay_HBRebate_Form_ClubOlay.pdf. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Great $5 SC Johnson Rebate

If, like me, you've recently run out of plastic bags in which to store your holiday leftovers, now is the perfect time to stock up. With Target already marking down their holiday merchandise 50%, see if you can find some Ziploc holiday-themed bags and then take advantage of the $5 rebate here for additional savings.

When you buy any three SC Johnson products, including Ziploc, Glade, Windex, Scubbing Bubbles, Pledge, Shout, Fantastik, Drano, Raid, Off, Saran or Nature's Source, you qualify for a $5 mail-in rebate. Simple complete the form and mail it with your receipt. The offer is valid from 10/1/09 through 6/30/10, so you may already have some receipts in-hand that will work.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free Batteries at Staples

Who doesn't need batteries?! And with the holidays right around the corner, now is a great time to stock up. Right now at Staples, you can buy up to two packs of 20-pack Duracell AA or AAA batteries for $12.99 each and receive $12.99 each back on your Staples Rewards account. That means that you'll receive a check in a few weeks for the full amount of the batteries that you can spend at Staples. I love free!

To take advantage of this deal you need to have a Staples Rewards account, however, so before you buy the batteries, sign up for one.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

30% off and Free Shipping at Kohl's

Not sure how long these coupon codes will be valid, but right now, when you order from Kohl's online, use coupon codes NOVKC30 to save 30% off your total and FREE4MVC to get free shipping.

You can use both codes on the same order, so even if you were only going to buy one item, you won't have to worry about a pricey shipping and handling fee.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Free $10 in Toy Cash from Keebler

Want $10 to spend on toys or other gifts this holiday season? Keebler is offering $10 in toy cash (a.k.a. a check) when you buy five specially-marked packages of their cookies and/or crackers. There is an order form to request your check inside the boxes, along with a special Toy Cash Token you need to cut out and send with the order form.

There are also Keebler pamphlets with coupons good toward many of the cookies and crackers participating in the promotion, so pick up some of them at the grocery store before you check out. I bought Town House crackers, butFlipSides, Club, Toasteds, and Cheez-it Party Mix are all eligible as long as you buy a box with the special Toy Cash announcement on it.

Participating cookies include Jingles, Almond Crescents, Gingerbread Men, Fudge Shopper Merry Mint Patties, Sandies, and Rice Krispies Treats.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

L.L. Bean $10 Gift Card Offer

Between now and December 24th, when you spend $25 at L.L. Bean online, by phone, or in-store, you'll receive a free $10 gift card. The limit is one order per day, so you may actually want to spread out your purchases if you can also qualify for free shipping. The gift card is good for $10 off your next purchase.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Toy Offer

Don't miss out on the $10 gift card offer printed on the back page of the Toys R Us Big Book inserted in yesterday's newspaper. When you spend at least $75 at Toys R Us before November 26th, you'll receive a free $10 gift card to use on your next purchase before December 31st.

Combine that offer with the coupons that are already starting to appear in magazines like USA Weekend to get an even bigger bang for your buck.

Milton Bradley frequently has a rebate offer during the holidays, so watch for that, too.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Free Boston Market Kids' Meals Through 10/31

Today and tomorrow, October 31st, kids eat free at Boston Market with an adult meal purchase. Actually, two kids can receive a free kids' meal with each adult meal valued at $6 or more that is purchased.

Not a bad deal given that each kids' meals costs between $3.79 and $4.29 and consists of chicken, turkey, meatloaf or mac & cheese with a drink, side dish, and cornbread.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Black Friday Savings at Target

An October 13, 2009 article about gift cards in the Wall Street Journal mentioned that "Target Corp. will hand out cards worth $10 to shoppers who spend at least $100 before noon the day after Thanksgiving."

So as you start to plan your holiday shopping, keep in mind the free $10 gift card opportunity at Target on Friday, November 27th before 12:00 pm.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Baby Einstein DVD Refund Now Available

If you are one of the thousands, if not millions, of parents who purchased a Baby Einstein DVD between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009 in the name of education, you can now get a full refund for your purchase. Apparently those claims that watching Baby Einstein DVDs can be beneficial for young children was never substantiated, says the FTC, so Disney is offering a full refund or exchange. Learn more and print out the refund request here: http://www.babyeinstein.com/(S(3qnoffi1whnnnt55h2ljk355))/parentsguide/satisfaction/upgrade_us.html

Friday, October 9, 2009

80% off at Restaurant.com through 10/12

Make your Columbus Day weekend even more enjoyable when you stock up on gift certificates from Restaurant.com at 80% off. Restaurant gift certificates that are normally $10 for a $25 certificate are only $2. And $10 certificates that retail for $3 are only $.60.

Head to Restaurant.com and type in the code FOUR when you are ready to check out to receive these savings. The sale lasts through Monday so don't miss out by waiting.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bargain Kid Stuff in Rochester

If you live in Western New York and have children or grandchildren, I highly recommend shopping at the Weepeats sale this weekend at the former Dome Arena in Henrietta.

I helped set up this morning and the racks are stuffed full of adorable clothes, costumes, books, toys, baby gear and more. It's a consignment sale of baby, youth and teen clothing, primarily, but you'll also find shoes, sports equipment, bedding, cribs, strollers - you name it.

You don't need a coupon, but get there early for the best selection.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

$25 Gift Certificates for $2 at Restaurant.com

Now is one of those special times of year when Restaurant. com reduces the price of its $10 and $25 gift certificates by 80%. So instead of paying $10 for a $25 gift certificate to your favorite local restaurant, you can pay only $2. And those $10 gift certificates which usually cost $4 are only $.80. Such a deal!

Skim the list of participating restaurants in your area at the website, www.restaurant.com, and when you find one you like or have been meaning to try out, order a downloadable gift certificate and use the promotional code TASTE at checkout to reduce your total cost.

Read the fine print about limits on certificates from each restaurant - I think it's two per month, but check for yourself - and the minimum purchase required. In many cases, you need to spend $20 to use a $10 certificate and $35 or $50 to use a $25 certificate. So for $12 or so, you can enjoy a delicious $35 meal at a great local eatery. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cheap two-pocket folders at Staples

If your back to school supply list includes two-pocket folders, it might be worth your while to stop into Staples by Wednesday of this week. As part of a special four-day sale, Sunday through Wednesday, Staples is offering two-pocket folders for just a penny ($.01). The limit is 20, which will probably be enough even if you have several children or are a teacher. So don't miss out!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Freebie at Bath & Body Works

Using the printable coupon you'll find here: http://tinyurl.com/mclkjl, you'll receive a free Home Fragrance or Signature body care item worth up to $12.50 when you spend $15 at Bath & Body Works. The coupon is good through September 13th, so stock up on lotion, perfume, or facial or body care items you're nearly out of and get a free item too.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Walgreens giving $5 Register Rewards

Today through Saturday, August 22, spend $25 at Walgreens and receive a $5 Register Reward - essentially, $5 back to spend on whatever you like. So if you've been waiting to take advantage of this week's Walgreens deals, do it before Saturday and get $5 to spend between now and August 31.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Free school supplies at CVS

Today and tomorrow, CVS is offering school supplies free after Extra Bucks (meaning you'll be issued EBs in an amount equal to the cost of the product, making them effectively free).

The 8 products free after Extra Buck include: Caliber or CVS pencil/ink eraser, 2-pack glue sticks, or sticky notes; Caliber or CVS 1-subject notebook; Caliber or CVS 20 ct ball point pens or 10 ct pencils; Caliber or It's Academic compass or protractor; Caliber or It's Academic 5" pointed or blunt tip scissors; Caliber or It's Academic 12" Flexi Ruler; Caliber or It's Academic Stretchable book cover; and 2-pocket poly portfolio.

The maximum number of each you can buy is two.

The problem you may have is that many of the products may already be out-of-stock, so you might call first before making a drive to pick them up.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cheap waffles at Wegmans

If you happen to live in the land of Wegmans and are in constant need of waffles, as we seem to be, look for end cap displays in the frozen section filled with Aunt Jemima waffles for 99 cents. I stocked up on Buttermilk, Homestyle, and Blueberry, but there are plenty left. You'll need your Shopper Club card to get the markdown.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Free True Blue Spa item at Bath & Body Works

Now through August 2nd, use the printable coupon here to pick up a free True Blue Spa product at Bath & Body Works for free with any $15 purchase. I love freebies.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Free Redbox Movie Tonight and Tomorrow

Here's the Monday promo code that will earn you a free movie rental at Redbox kiosks, which is good through midnight tonight, Central time: 4J7LF6.

There is also a code that should be good through tomorrow night, July 7th: 7HE79B.

To receive your own promo codes in your email inbox, just register at www.insideredbox.com.

Great Deals at CVS

If you can make it to a CVS today, you'll be entitled to some freebies that are only available today (and yesterday). They include a free CVS transparent or invisible tape dispenser and a CVS pencil sharpener or pack of #2 pencils - free after Extra Care Bucks, that is.

But even if you can't make it in today, you can still take advantage of the following deals through next Saturday:

Cheez-it crackers are 2/$4 and there is a Coors rebate flyer at most places that sell beer offering a $2 rebate when you buy two boxes. With that, you can get 2 boxes of Cheez-its for $2.

Popwerades are 5 bottles/$5, which is a good deal.

Dawn dish liquid is 2/$2, but you'll receive $1 in ECBs when you buy 2, bringing the total to 2/$1. And there are $.20 Dawn coupons around, so if you use 2 of them, you'll be able to buy 2 bottles for $.60. That's a great deal.

Colgate Total toothpaste is $1.49 after a $2 ECB and there are $1.50 coupons circulating from a few weeks ago that could bring your total down to free. I think the limit is 1 purchase, however.

Another good deal is on the Tampax Pearl tampons bonus size box. They are 2/$14 this week, minus $4 in ECBS, bringing the cost down to 2/$10. However, if you have any of the $1 coupons, you can get the cost down to 2/$8.

And finally, if you need some batteries, just buy $25 worth of the following P&G products at CVS and receive a 4-pack of Duracell AAA or AA batteries for free: Pringles, Charmin, Basic paper towels, Pantene Pro-V shampoo or conditioner, Tide, Downy, Bounce, Crest, Oral-B, Pampers, Always, Clairol hair color, Clinical Strength, Secret, Old Spice, or Gillette deodorant.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Another free movie from Redbox

Redbox appears to be trying something new, issuing a free movie code that is good today and tomorrow, June 22-23. So head out and rent one of the new releases for free. Here's your code: RBXTHXU6.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

25% off coupon at Borders

If you're in need of some summer reading, use the following 25% coupon from Borders to pick up a great book: http://www.bordersmedia.com/coup/coupon250611.asp?cmpid=SA_20090611_REW

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

$10 Vera Bradley Pocket Wallet

Vera Bradley fans take note. Today through Friday at verabradley.com, you can buy pocket wallets at 60% off. Instead of the typical $25 retail price tag, the wallets are just $10.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Stay at a Hampton Hotel, Get a Webkinz this Summer

Hampton Hotels has a summer offer that will net you or your child a free Webkinz pet. Book and stay at a Hampton Hotel by August 31st and you'll receive one of three of the newest Webkinz stuffed animals: a Springer Spaniel, Guinea Pig, or Cherry Blossom Bird.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Free movie Mondays are back

After a few weeks of no movie codes from Redbox, they've come through with a new one for today. So until midnight tonight (Central timezone), use the following code to get one night's movie rental free at any Redbox kiosk: FM63H7.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Great Deals at Fairport, NY Super Suppers

Sadly, Super Suppers in Fairport, New York, is going out of business. But from now through June 1st, you can help them clear out their kitchen.

All retail items, kitchen supplies, and equipment are available for sale. Stop in now to get 50% off any new items, like aprons, cooler bags, chef's jackets, rolling pins, and more. You'll get a 75% discount on used items like stainless steel bowls, whisks, cutting boards, measuring cups, and much, much more.
The store is at 12 Courtney Drive, across from Tops in Perinton Square.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Save $5 on $25 at Walgreens

On Wednesday and Thursday, May 20th and 21st, save $5 on a $25 purchase made at Walgreens, in-store or online, with the coupon you print out here:
http://email.walgreens.com/W0RH009D0A546135A1B012DDF80F60 .

Also, be sure and sign up for future mailings at the Walgreens website so you receive these notices in your inbox whenever they happen, which are generally every couple of months. It's best when you can stock up on Walgreens freebies AND get an additional $5 off.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free Item with Purchase at Bath & Body Works

Receive a free Signature Collection Body Care or Home Fragrance Item with a $15 purchase from Bath & Body Works when you print out and present this coupon: http://tiny.cc/OciYx

This offer is good in stores only - not online - and is vailable through May 31st.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Spend Less, Get More Class Tomorrow

Anyone in the Rochester, NY area interested in tools and tips for spending less on the things you need regularly may want to consider attending my class tomorrow night - May 12.

Sign up at www.greece.k12.ny.us/commed. The class will run from 7:00-8:30 pm and costs $21, except that there's a $5 coupon at the site that you can use if you sign up today or tomorrow.

Don't Miss these Walgreens Deals this Week

Although Walgreens has discontinued its EasySaver rebate program, there are still opportunities to get products for free. Essentially, you buy the product, pay for it, and out prints a coupon at the register - called a Register Reward - to be used on your next purchase. In many cases, that coupon is equal to what you just paid.

This week, if you buy Roots of Nature Hair Care for $6, you'll immediately receive a $6 register reward. Also, if you buy a 120 count bottle of Iceland Health Omega-3 fish oil tablets for $8, you'll receive an $8 register reward. Final cost? Nada.

Another promotion to be aware of: If you buy 3 Axe products, you'll get one free movie ticket, and if you buy 5 Axe products, you'll receive 2 movie tickets. Plus, Axe body and hair products are 25% off this week, for an added incentive.

Colgate MaxFresh or MaxWhite toothpaste is $2.99 this week, but you'll receive a $2 register reward, so your final cost is $.99. And if you use one of the many $1 or $1.50 coupons floating around, you'll get it for free.

There are many other products on sale, but those are the ones that are free or nearly so that you'll want to try and pick up asap, before they run out.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Free Movie Monday at Redbox

Once again, head on over to a Redbox kiosk near you and grab a free movie rental with promo code BT73H9. It's good through midnight tonight.

Friday, May 1, 2009

40% Off Coupon at Borders

Today and tomorrow (5/1-2), take 40% off any book at Borders with the following coupon: http://www.bordersmedia.com/coup/coupon40book0501.asp. Just print it out and present it at the checkout to enjoy a hefty discount.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

80% Off Certificates at Restaurant.com

Certificates from Restaurant.com are cheap to begin with - $10 for a $25 certificate and $3 for a $10 certificate - and yet through tomorrow (4/30), you'll get 80% off the discounted price. So instead of $10, you'll pay $2 for a $25 certificate and a $10 certificate will only cost you $.60. What a great deal!

Go to www.restaurant.com, search for restaurants in your area code, and when you're ready to check out, use promotional code CHEF to save even more.

Check any restrictions under each restaurant description, such as a minimum purchase or which meals the certificate can be used on, and enjoy a delicious meal out for a steal!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inspiring Coupon Tale

I just watched this video on CNN about Susan Samtur, a coupon guru, who saved $144 on $152 worth of groceries - 97% off: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2009/04/28/dnt.coupon.lady.wjla

That's a shopping trip to aim for!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Walgreens 15% coupon on Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 22nd, enjoy a 15% off coupon good on all your purchases at Walgreens. Simply print out the coupon here: http://email.walgreens.com/PS!nuJWLDpCvYwFBgIAAAAGCgFICgg0NDIzOTg4MgoKMjE0MzM1NDkzMQkAH73aCgkzNzc5MzE5MjQF?email_addr=mlturner%40rochester.rr.com&ec=hn1016rs_fullonlineversion and present it at the register. In addition to the savings, you'll also receive a free reusable tote bag.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday Coupon Code

Here's today's code for a free movie rental at Redbox: TS473G. It's good through midnight tonight Central time. There should also be a free code coming for Wednesday, when I plan on renting Bedtime Stories.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tops Bargains this Week

For those of you, like me, who shop at Tops Friendly Markets, I wanted to make sure you noticed some of the great deals this week.

First, peel off the $5 off $50 purchase from the front of yesterday's newspaper to use at the store this week.

Then tear out the coupon on the front page of the Tops flyer for semi-boneless ham for $.99 a pound when you spend $25. I was able to buy a $22 ham yesterday for less than $8.

This week at Tops, Nestle semi-sweet morsels are $1.99 and if you use the $.75 Nestle coupon in yesterday's insert, you can buy chips for $.49. Stock up if you can!

Finally, if you buy three Kellogg's cereals, 12 oz or larger, you'll receive a Catalina coupon for a free gallon of milk on your next purchase.

Free Movie Monday

Yes, it's time again for a free movie at Redbox this evening. Just type in code 89ZQJ3 after you have a movie in your shopping cart and you'll receive one night's rental for free.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Make Cash by Selling Books

I love saving money as much as anyone, but I also love making it by selling off stuff around my house. I just heard about Cash4Books this morning, went online and entered the ISBNs of a few books I've been meaning to get rid of. Ca-ching, I earned $9.80 in just a few minutes.

Now all I do is box up the books and apply the pre-paid shipping label - they pay shipping - I printed off at the site, and I receive a PayPal payment within three days of the box's arrival.

So in addition to keeping more money in your wallet with coupons, consider selling some of your used books to get some money to put into that wallet. Here's the site: http://cash4books.net/index.php?ref=106794

Happy selling!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Free Movie at Redbox

I think this may be the last free movie Wednesday, since it's the last Wednesday in March, so enjoy it: MMM325.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Movie Monday

Thanks to Redbox, here is another promo code good through midnight tonight (Monday), that will net you a free movie rental: HG7W56


Bath & Body Works Freebie with Purchase

If you're considering making a purchase at Bath & Body Works in the next couple of weeks, make sure you take this coupon with you: http://tiny.cc/LS3mC (print it out).

You'll receive a free Signature Body Care item valued at up to $12 with any $10 purchase. And if you aren't receiving regular emails with notices of deals at Bath & Body Works in your own inbox, consider signing up at their website.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Save Money on Gardening

Ok, this article doesn't have anything to do with coupons, but I thought it offered some useful tips for saving money on gardening: http://www.grandparents.com/gp/content/expert-advice/finance/article/monday-money-saver-gardening.html

If you have space to plant a vegetable garden this year, imagine how much you can save on produce!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Free Movie Tonight

I received this a little later today than usual, but if you're looking for a free movie tonight at Redbox, be sure and use promo code 2GR4N8 and receive one night's rental for free.

Freebies at CVS through Tuesday

Don't miss out on the two items that are Free after Extra Care Bucks (ECBs): Irish Spring Body Wash and Colgate Max White toothbrush or toothpaste. The Irish Spring Body Wash is $4.99 and through tomorrow only, when you buy it you'll get $4.99 in ECBs to spend later. The Colgate Max White toothbrush or toothpaste is $2.99 and will also generate $2.99 in ECBs through tomorrow. There is a maximum of one purchase per CVS account.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Great Coupon Tips from The Today Show

A couple of days ago The Today Show did a couple of segments on saving money with coupons that I thought were well done. Lots of tricks and tips that are good reminders for how to make the most of money-saving coupons. Here's a link to check it out: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29468915/

Monday, March 9, 2009

Another free movie night

Head on out to Redbox with tonight's free movie code and enjoy a free rental: F3T9L6.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another Free Redbox Movie this Week

During March, Redbox is having free movie Wednesdays, starting today. Use code 75EA16 through midnight tonight Central time and enjoy one night's free movie rental.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Your Monday Movie Code

Time for another free rental at Redbox tonight. Enter code MS72K3 and receive a free one night rental, which you can take advantage of through midnight tonight.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Croc frenzy at Amazon

I received an email today that Amazon is clearing out winter, fleece-lined Crocs for adults and kids and wanted to make sure you all knew, in case you've been thinking about getting some. Colors vary by size, but I had good luck finding what I needed for our family and paid $14.97 for kids and $19.97 for adults. If you order more than one you'll be over the $25 minimum for free shipping.

Here's the link to see if they have your size in stock: http://www.amazon.com/crocs-Toddler-Little-Mammoth-Black/dp/B001A5RLL0/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=shoes&qid=1235944934&sr=8-2

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Freebies from McDonald's

Be sure and pull out the glossy one page sheet of coupons inserted in today's paper from McDonald's. While they usually only offer Buy One Get One Free deals, the current sheet offers several freebies: Free small McCafe, Free, small premium roast coffee, Free small frappe, and a Free small smoothie. There's also a BOGO on a Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with cheese.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Free Monday movie

Here's this week's code for a free movie tonight at Redbox: S39XKT. It's good through midnight tonight on one movie. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Watch for in-store Eggo flyer

While picking up some waffles at Tops this past weekend, I spotted some Eggo flyers that look like this on a nearby display and grabbed a few.

On the back page are five coupons, each for $1.00 off 1 Eggo frozen product. They're good until September 1, 2009 and between now and then, I suspect we'll see Eggo waffles go on sale for close to $1.00. So grab some of these in-store flyers if you see them!

Turn in those empty ink cartridges

I've been going through a lot of printer ink recently (working on my next book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vision Boards) and noticed I had a few empty cartridges lying around, taking up space. Maybe you do, too. Well, don't let them clutter up your home - turn them into store credit.

I brought mine into Staples and received a credit of $3 each that will arrive as part of my next quarterly check for being a Staples Dividends rewards member. I'm certain that OfficeMax and Office Depot have similar programs for recycling ink cartridges, but I like being able to "bank" my savings until my next check. That means I'll be receiving at least $15 to spend - probably on more ink.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Another Free Monday Movie

Yes, it's Monday again so head on over to your closest Redbox to score a free movie rental. Use Promo code M7DM23 today through midnight and enjoy that movie you've been wanting to see. Maybe "The Secret Life of Bees?"

You can even reserve it online to be sure it's there waiting for you. Go to www.redbox.com to check out this new feature.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Free body lotion with purchase at Bath & Body Works

Through Wednesday of this week (February 11), you will receive a free Bath & Body Works Signature body lotion (retail value of $10.50) with any Eau de Toilette purchase. Their Warm Vanilla Sugar Eau de Toilette is my favorite. Love the smell of vanilla!

So if you're considering a perfume purchase for Valentine's Day, or want to help your mate with a suggestion, do it before Wednesday and score some free body lotion, too.

Excellent Deal on Flip Camera at Amazon

I realize that not everyone is in the market for an easy-to-use videocamera, but since I've been studying these for a few weeks, I know that Amazon's Deal of the Day is a good one. Today only, you can buy a Flip Ultra Camera with 30 minutes of video, in white, for just $59.99. This camera is normally $149.99, which is why today's price caught my eye. Here's the link, in case you want to check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Video-Ultra-Camcorder-30-Minutes/dp/B000V1PXL4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234204090&sr=8-1

I've been looking into this kind of videocamera because I plan to start doing some short videos on this site, to help people find the good coupon deals. But it would also be great for use at home or at sporting events because the steps involved in uploading the video you take are so minimal. YouTube here I come!

Monday Free Movie

There are some great deals at Rite Aid this week, which I'll tell you about in a separate post, but here is the code for today's free movie at all Redbox kiosks. It's good through midnight tonight: 25CH63.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Free Movie Night

After last night's big football game, you may need a quiet evening in to recover. Fortunately, Redbox is happy to oblige and pass along a code for a free movie rental at one of its kiosks.

The code for today is D9P24G, which is good through midnight tonight, February 2nd.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Money-Back Guarantee on Clorox 2

If you're like me, you go through a lot of stain removal products when you do your laundry. My children like to test my ability to get things like grass, chocolate, and oil - which have all managed to find their way to knees and ends of long-sleeved shirts - out of their clothing. Fortunately, there's a new money-back guarantee that I'm going to test. There is no risk in buying Clorox 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster right now due to a money-back guarantee in effect through June 30, 2009.

Simply click here to access the form, print it out, and follow the instructions to get up to $7.00 back if you buy and then don't like this particular variation of Clorox 2.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Free Redbox Movie Monday

It's Monday again, so take advantage of the free code Redbox provides to rent yourself a movie tonight for free. Just type in the promo code after you've selected the movie you want and are ready for checkout. Here is today's code, good through midnight: 57VH9L.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Most Costco Shoppers Don't Save

Many of us believe that by shopping at warehouse stores like Sam's Club, BJ's, and Costco we save money. We pay a membership fee in order to be able to shop there and then purchase in large quantities to yield a lower per-unit cost. Well, the per-unit cost may be lower, but our savings? Not so big.

A Harvard Business School study done about a year ago indicates that warehouse clubs may cost us more than they save us. It was an interesting study that I encourage you to skim before you head out to stock up on 50 rolls of paper towels or a 10-pack of cereal.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Free Starbucks cup of Coffee

Starting today, January 21st, through Sunday, January 25th, if you go to the Starbucks website and commit to volunteering five hours in your community, you'll get a coupon for a free tall cup of coffee.

Aunt Jemima Taste Guarantee

I've been seeing more companies offering taste or satisfaction guarantees on their product as an enticement to try it out, rather than a coupon. Works for me! I'm much more apt to buy a different brand if I know I'll get my money back if no one in my household likes it much.

Right now there is just such a taste guarantee on Aunt Jemima pancakes through March 31st. If you buy Aunt Jemima brand pancakes and don't love them, go online here and fill in the information from your box - so don't throw away the box just yet! You should then receive a check to cover the cost of the pancakes you bought within a few weeks.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Circuit City Savings Questionable

You've probably heard by now that electronics retailer Circuit City is closing its doors and has started to sell off its inventory, as of last Saturday. Our local Circuit City was certainly mobbed yesterday as my family and I headed out in search of a bargain. Unfortunately, there were few. Oh, there was merchandise, but almost everything was only 10% off, with CDs and DVDs 20% off, and accessories 30%.

However, if you check the sticker prices, you'll see that much of the items are overpriced by comparison to other stores.

We were looking at a 52" Sony LCD TV. I know, a bit extravagant, but our nearly 10-year-old TV's speakers are shot and we need to get something to replace it. Anyway, Circuit City has it for $2,499, minus 10%. However, a quick search online back at home revealed that you can get it for as little as $1,700 from other stores. We're not ready to plunk down that much cash, but now we know what the threshold is that Circuit City has to cross before we'd buy from them.

I hope you have better luck finding bargains at your local store!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Burger King Whopper Deal Rescinded

If you heard about Burger King's offer to give you a free Whopper sandwich if you deleted 10 friends on Facebook, you can forget about it now. Facebook disabled the application. The former website was www.whoppersacrifice.com.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another free movie

Yes, get your free movie rental at Redbox today through midnight tonight. The promo code is: H48MX2.

Simply click "Promo Code" after you've selected the movie you want, and then enter this six-digit code to have your balance due go from $1.00 to $0.00.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Article about the Problem with Retailer Discounts

Although the point of this Associated Press article is to discuss how retailers are going to break the cycle of ever-increasing discounts and bargains, I'm quoted as one of the shoppers who has grown accustomed to 80% - and is liking it!

Feel free to read the article here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DISCOUNT_HOLIDAY_HANGOVER?SITE=OREUG&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday Free Movie Night

Head over to your nearest Redbox before midnight tonight (Monday, January 5th) and enjoy a free rental with this promo code: 37CEA9.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lots of Sunday coupons

Happy New Year!

What a great way to start off the new year - with a ton of coupon inserts on Sunday, January 4th. Rumor has it that there will be five inserts.

You may want to scan which coupons are being distributed before running out to buy more papers at The Dollar Tree (where they're $1 here in Rochester), but with such volume, odds are good there will be some you can use.