Friday, January 30, 2009


Nights in Rodanthe is the movie I am in the middle of watching now. So far, good movie but, I read Nicholas Sparks book and the movie never lives up to the book.

Me and my daughters saw The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button last week. I cried, then laughed, then cried some more. What a good movie!

I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy an advanced preview of Taken a couple of weeks ago and loved it. My husband thought it was great and that is unusual since we normally don't like the same kind of movies. It opens today in theaters.


Free HeartSAFE Aspirin Pill Tote

Keeping Myself Accountable

It is almost the end of January and I have diligently kept up with every penny I have spent. This is definitely a first for me! It has been eye opening, to say the least. It looks really bad at first but, there have been several unique situations that added a lot to it. I am not making excuses for the spending but, I know the likelihood of them reoccurring are slim.

My daughter had 5 doctor visits, with 2 of them being to specialist at a higher co-pay, and surgery that included an overnight stay in the hospital. We went out of town (state) for 3 days to take care of some immediate family business. Last, January is the month our vehicle inspections are due. whewww!

That being said, not including our monthly bills that are due every month, I spent (so far) $1097.76. My savings with coupons, register rewards, and ECB's was $536.00.

Other than uncontrollable things, our biggest downfall has been eating out. For the month of January I spent $159.64 eating out.

Here is to a better February!!

Limited Edition

FREE copy of Obama and the American Story: A History of Freedom

and just because....

Clorox: Clean Up The Classroom

This is what I received from Clorox. 3 Clorox wipes, 5 Clorox Anywhere Spray, and a Clean Up The Classroom Bookbag. If you are intrested in hosting a Clean Up The Classroom Event or just getting great coupons from Clorox, visit Clean Up The Classroom

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Body & Soul Magazine

Free 1 year subscription to Body & Soul Magazine


Free Hello Kitty Mouse Pad

Free National Denim Day kit from Lee

Free books for teens to review from the Hachette Book Group

Printable Coupon Good for a FREE Single Bottle of Ensure

Free Sample Paradise Island Popcorn Gourmet Popcorn

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Movie Tickets

Get a free movie ticket!

As seen in People Mag Feb. 2, 2009 page 121

Purchase any of the following L'Oreal products at CVS:

Advanced Revitalift (excluding Deep Set Wrinkle Repair and Cleansers)
Color Riche Lipcolour
Double Extend Tubes Mascara
Infallible Never Fail Makeup
Superior Preference
True Match Makeup
Visible Lift Serum Inside Line-Minimizing Makeup

Get printable coupons here or here

Coupons fron inserts:
-$2 LOreal Facial Skincare Product
-$2 LOreal Lip Product
-$3 LOreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer
-$2 LOreal Paris Eye Product

Send original CVS receipt along with your home and e-mail address to:
Spotlight on Beauty
P.O. Box 4938
New York, NY 10185

Purchase 1/23/09 - 3/15/09
Postmark by 3/15/09
Limit one per household

Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan

FREE E-BOOK OF RANGER'S APPRENTICE, BOOK #1: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Available from now until February 15, 2009!

$31.50 in Cleaning Coupons

Save up to $31.50 on your favorite cleaning products from Right@Home

Martha Stewart Living

Free 1 year subscription to Martha Stewart Living no longer available. Thanks Ann

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Panera Bread

Visit Panera Bread Wednesday January 28th for free coffee and samples of their new offerings.

Papa John's

Papa John's is kicking off its 25th Anniversary in 2009 — and wants you to be part of the year-long celebration, right from the beginning!

Here's how it works: If the opening kickoff of the Big Game is returned for a touchdown, everyone who pre-registers will be eligible to receive a LARGE 1-topping pizza for just 25 CENTS!

**Everybody coming to my house for the Super Bowl Party...pre-register. We need all the 25 cent pizzas we can get : )

AND let's not forget:
Thanks to Amiyrah at 4 Hats and Frugal for featuring me on her New Series "Blog Spotlight"

Arm & Hammer

Arm & Hammer Advanced White toothpaste

Diet Dr Pepper

Free Diet Dr Pepper

Monday, January 26, 2009

Baby Bifocals?

How do you 'really' know if glasses are working for babies? My sweetheart got her new glasses. The prescription changed from the regular glasses she has worn since she was 10 months old to (very strong) bifocals. I couldn't imagine anybody being able to see through them. As soon as she put the new ones on she said..."HEYYYY" like she was seeing everybody for the first time. Are they working better for her? I sure hope so!


Free sample of Lysol Toilet Cleaner (from Frugal Finds)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Kitplanes Magazine

Free 1yr subscription to Kitplanes Magazine

World Market

Free Bag at World Market - Sat & Sun Only (1/24 & 1/25)

Friday, January 23, 2009

A day in my life...

Just Kidding! Life is Beautiful!!
Have a great weekend

Child Safety Package

FREE Child Safety Package from Amber Alert GPS

The Amber Alert GPS™ Free "Child Safety Package" which includes:

**Ebook "The 4 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make That Put Their Children at Risk".
**"Child Identification Kit" that could save your child's life.
**"Child Safety Tips" Newsletter.
**"Child Safety Blog" entry updates as they happen.
**$50 OFF coupon for Amber Alert GPS purchase!

Revage Furniture Polish

FREE Sample of Revage Furniture Polish

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine Cards

6 Free Valentines Day Cards

Use code: valentine at checkout. Do not copy & paste code in.

Hurry, offer expires February 1, 2009. Not valid with any other offer.when it gets to credit card info just press submit you do not have to put your cc info in


I spent a little more than I planned today but, since I didn't have to get any groceries last week I am still under budget.

2 Coffee Mate Creamers @ 1.73 each, used 2/ $1.50 off coupons = .46 for 2
8 Martha White Cornbread Mix @ .72 each, used .55 off 2 coupons = $3.56 for 8
2 Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers @$2.78 each, used $1 off coupon = $3.56 for 2
2 Wacky Mack Pasta @ 1.26, used .50 off coupons = $1.52 for 2
8 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda @ .38 each, used $1 off 2 coupons = +.96 for 8
4 No Nonsense Hose @1.00 each, used $1.00 off coupon = free
2 Johnson Buddies Soap @.97, used $1.00 off = +.06 for 2
2 Luden's Throat Drops @ $1.12, used $1.00 off = .24 for 2
4 Kotex Panty liners @ $1.00, used $1.00 off coupon = free
4 Gold Bond Healing Lotion @ .97, used $1.00 off coupon = +.12
4 Kashi Soft Cerel Bars @ 2.97 each, used 1 free product, and 3 /$2.00 off = $2.91


Thanks to Hoorray and BzzAgent, Get your FREE photo book from

Select any photo album valued up to $34.97, and use the code "bzzalbum" during checkout. The only thing you'll need to cover is S&H (starting at $7.99).

Be sure to take advantage of this exclusive offer before it expires on January 25, 2009!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dallas Cowboys fan pack

Free Dallas Cowboys fan pack
Under Category select: Request a Fan Pack

3D Glasses

Free 3D Glasses for Super Bowl Commercial and a special 3D episode of "Chuck".

3D glasses will be available at SoBe Lifewater retail displays in grocery, drug and other retail venues beginning in early January and will be FREE to consumers.

Be sure to get yours so you don't miss what is sure to be some great commercials. Viewers will have the opportunity to re-use their glasses for a special 3D episode of NBC's hit comedy "Chuck," airing Monday, February 2, 2009 (8-9pm ET.)

Photo Collage Kit

Free photo collage kit

Parents Magazine

Receive a FREE 2 Year Subscription of Parents Magazine

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mini Football

Free Mini Football


Free 2009 American Muscle Calendar
**Add to cart and enter code: freecalendar

Free Cookie Cutter

Free Cookie Cutter

Monday, January 19, 2009


(photo taken early 1940's)
I haven't posted much in the past few weekends because of family obligations.
I spent another weekend on the road, 400 miles there and 400 miles back, to spend time with my family. I went through old boxes of photos, scanned each one, and I had several 8x10's made. I can't wait to get them framed!

Boost Kids

Free Boost Kid Essentials Nutritional Drink

Hansen's Junior Water

Coupon for a FREE 4 Pack of Hansen's Organic Junior Water

NOTE: Click 'Special Offers' and then click 'Free Samples'and do NOT abreviate your state! Enter their mailing list and receive a coupon for a FREE 4-Pack of Organic Junior Water! (No purchase necessary). Allow 4 weeks for delivery. Offer good only until March 31st, 2009 or while supplies last

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Interview, Sound & Vision Magazines

It seems like there is an abundance of Magazines being offered for free right now.
1 year subscription of Interview Magazine free

1 year subscription of Sound & Vision Magazine free

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Maxim Magazine

Free one-year subscription to Maxim Magazine

Seattle's Best Coffee

Print coupon HERE for a complimentary pastry or second beverave with the purchase of one.

Elle Magazine

1 year free subscription to Elle Magazine

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

American Photo Magazine

1 year Free subscription to American Photo Magazine

Food Lion

Next week (Jan 21-27) Food Lion will be having a huge $1 sale. I will post these in the next couple of days so you can get your coupons together.

Lowes Food

This week at Lowes Food:

Ocean Spray Cranenergy or 100% Juice BOGO Use .55 off coupon = $1.03 each

Colgate Toothpaste $1.24 each Use .75 off coupon = FREE

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $1.66 each Use .50 off coupon = .66 each

Head & Shoulders

Free Sample Of Head & Shoulders Shampoo

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Office Depot

$15 off $75 purchase Office Depot coupon


Get your free bottle of Suave on Jan. 14th ONLY.