Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FREE $15 "R" Us Gift Card with Purchase

Buy 2 Value boxes of Huggies diapers on April 2-3 and get a $15 Toys R Us gift card FREE.

The Fine Print:
In-store only. Quantities limited. No rain checks. Limit one per guest. Gift card valid on your next purchase. See back of card for Terms & Conditions. Gift card is valid 6 hours after activation. Expiration date is 1/31/11. Available only in the United States. ® Registered Trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. © 2010 KCWW.

Pair this deal with the $3 off any Huggies diapers printable coupon available at Hurry and print the coupon today before they change!

Which FREE SAMPLE of new Pantene will you choose?

With new customized solutions for your unique hair type, it’s easy to find a Mr. Right for your hair. Get your free sample and get the style you’ve been searching for.

You will need to login/join as a vocalpoint member.  Think about joining if you haven't already.   I have received FREE Full sized products from vocalpoint before.  I have also received samples and high value coupons. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CVS Freebies

Check out Coupon Cravings for completely free deals at CVS this week. These are free from sale and coupon pairings (no ECBs needed)!

Clean & Clear face wash (trial size)
Scrubbing Bubbles
Neutrogena Sunscreen (trial size)

Check out all of the details and where to get the coupons you'll need HERE.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Blog Hop Follow Up! 3/22

On Monday I participated in my first blog hop. Welcome to my new readers! I also found some neat things on the blogs that were featured (or on blogs that were linked to featured blogs).

I had seen this rainbow cupcake idea before and after seeing pictures on this blog, I decided that day was the day! We had fun making them and even more fun eating them! Thanks, PF22!

On this blog, I found an adorable bunny coloring page made by A Winding Road. My kids enjoyed coloring them! Thanks!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Upcoming Red Plum Insert Preview

Our region receives the Red Plum inserts in the mail prior to being released in the upcoming Sunday paper. If you do not receive the Red Plum this way, here is a preview of the upcoming insert. Please post any questions (mistakes?!). (This is the first time I have typed out all of the deals!)


$1 off Pedigree Good Bites
$2/2 MET-RX bars
$1 off Whiskas Dry Cat Food
BOGO Whiskas tray any flavor
$.50 off Treasure Cave Cheese
$1 off The Goodlife Recipe Treats for Dogs
$1 off The Goodlife Recipe Food for Dogs
$.75/2 Lipton tea bags or any iced tea mix
$.50 off Hellmann's product
$.50/2 Knorr Recipe/Sauce/Gravy Mix Products
$.60/2 Lipton Recipe Secrets Products
$1.25/2 Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Western Dressings
$.60/2 I Can't Believe it's Not Butter! products
$.60 off I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! sticks
$1/2 Stella Brand Cheese cup or wedge varieties
$1 off any Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing
$1/2 Folgers Products 7 oz. or larger including Folgers Singles and pods
$1/2 Instant Coffee Crystals
$1 off any Folgers Gourmet Selections product
$1/2 Rhodes Warm-n-Serve Rolls
$1/2 Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls
$1/2 Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls
$.50 off any Whole Fruit Sorbet
$.50 off any Whole Fruit Bar
$1/2 Smucker's Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Spread products
$1.50/2 bags Dunkin' Donuts Coffee 11 oz. or larger
$1.50/2 Kellogg's Rice Crispies, Crispix, All-Bran and/or Kellogg's Corn Flakes Cereals (10 oz. or larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match)
$1.25/3 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts (8 ct. or larger, any flavor, Mix or Match)
$1 off Kellogg's Smart Start (14.7 oz. or larger, any flavor)
$1 off Kellogg's Special K Low Fat Granola, Raisin Bran Extra! or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites(14 oz. or larger, any flavor)
$2/2 packages Special K Low Fat Granola, Raisin Bran Extra! or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites (14 oz. or Larger, any flavor, mix or match)
$1 off Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice
$1/2 King's Hawaiian products, excluding 4-pack rolls

Health & Beauty

$1/2 Tums (24 ct. or larger)
$2 off Tums Dual Action (25 ct. or larger)
$3 off any SLIMShots Liquid portion Control (excluding 2 count)
$.75 off Dove Beauty Bar
$1.25 off Dove Body Wash
$2.50/2 Dove Hair Care Products
$1.50 off Dove Hair Daily Treatment Conditioner
$1.25 Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Anti-perspirant/Deodorant
$.75 off Dove Anti-perspirant/Deodorant and/or Body Mist
$1 off Pond's cream, towelettes or cleansing product
$1.25 Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes (30 ct. only)
$2 off L'Oreal Shade of Preference
$1 off Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
$1 off any Advil PM 16 ct. or larger
$2 off any Advil PM 80 ct. or larger
$1 off any Centrum Ultra
$3/2 Centrum Ultra
$1 off Caress Tahitian Renewal or Cashmere Luxury (12 oz. Body Wash or larger)
$1 off Caress Daily Silk, Glowing Touch, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Blackberry Cream or White Peach Cream Whipped Souffle (12 oz. Body Wash or larger or 6 bar pack or larger)
$.5o off any Lever 2000 bar soap (2-bar or 4-bar)
$1 off any Lever 2000 bar soap (6-bar or larger)
$.50 off any Sally Hansen Nail Color
$1 off any Sally Hansen Lip Product
$.50 off any Sally Hansen Nail Treatment or Hand Care Product
$1 off any Sally Hansen La Cross Beauty Tools $2 or more
$1 any ThermaCare 2ct. or larger
$1.25 Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar (6-bar pack or larger)
$1 off Dove Men + Care Body Wash (13.5 oz. or larger) OR Scrubber
$1.50 off any Strap Perfect Bra Strap
$2 off any Stayfree Product
BOGO Buy any Carefree Ultra Protection product Get a 14-16 ct. FREE
BOGO Buy any Carefree product 38 ct. or larger Get a 22 ct. FREE
$1 off any o.b. product

$1 any size Tide Stain Release
$3/1 Larger size Tide Stain Release
$1 off any size ERA
$3 off Snuggle Fabric softener liquid (32 ld. or larger) or Dryer Sheets (70 ct. or larger)

LOWES Coupons
$3.25/1 Tide Total Care Laundry Detergent
$1/1 Method Hand Soap Bottle or Refill
$1/1 Arm & Hammer Dryer Sheets
$1/1 Green Works Natural Cleaning item
$1/1 Lysol 19 oz. Disinfectant Spray
FREE Simple Green Naturals Hand Soap with any Simmple Green Naturals Purchase


$10 off bouquet Promo Code PASTEL

FREE cup of soup or side salad with the purchase of any lunch sandwich at Bruegger's
$1 off any dozen bagels or any Bagel Bundle at Bruegger's
FREE small coffee with the purchase of a bagel and cream cheese at Bruegger's
$10 off $20 purchase at Buca di Beppo

Get Disney's Family Fun Magazine Today Only for $3.31

Today's special is a Disney's Family Fun magazine subscription for $3.89. Use code PXSS328 for an additional 15% off. Also, Mr. Rebates is offering 10% cash back at Best Deal Magazines. If you're not a member of Mr. Rebates, you can click the ad on my sidebar to join. I get this magazine and it has some really cute crafts and party ideas. I've stashed away the directions for candy tractors for my son's 2nd birthday party!

For the rest of this week's deals and additional coupon codes at Beast Deal Magazines, see Nicole's Nickels' post HERE.

(Thanks, NN!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm trying my first blog hop. Here it goes...

MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fun Freebies

Fun Freebies - Take 2
(If you got a post from me that just said "FU" it was my son. He hit the post button! I swear!)

Free by Rebate-Olay Quench Lotion
Receive a full rebate from Olay when purchased between 3/19-4/16. Rebates must be mailed by 4/30/10. Click HERE for the rebate form.
(Thanks, Frugal Living and Having Fun!)

Try Rachael Ray Everyday magazine for Free. Click HERE for a free trial issue.

Find out how to get a fun & free photo strip from Shutterfly. Check out Bargain Briana's post HERE. (Thanks, BB!)

Freebie via Facebook-
Wrigley's Five React Gum
Find out from Deal Seeking Mom HERE. (Thanks, DSM!)

Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner Sample - Sign up HERE.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thanks to the following, my daughter is walking around talking in a Jersey accent. It's ridiculous - but hysterical.

Snuggle Bugs Consignment - Last Day Half Price Sale - Pittsburgh

Just a reminder that today is the last day for the Spring/Summer Snuggle Bugs Consignment Event. Today is the half price sale where many items will be half price. They are open from 9 am -2 pm.

This is the first time I have participated in the event and I have the ability to check my sales online. I only have 6 items left!

For directions and further information visit

Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter/Spring Pictures at Picture Me! Portrait Studios

Today is Easter picture day. Woo hoo. I can't be alone when I say I get burned out after my kids take pictures, right? Hopefully today is smooth sailing. Their outfits are a little casual this year but very cute! My daughter actually picked hers out and my little man is rocking his new Nikes and a robot tie. A tie! It is his first tie! And it has little robots on it! The things that excite me these days.

Sometimes our budget allows us the fancy studios for pictures and other times it does not. I don't know how many times I've talked to other moms and when the topic of studio pictures comes up they get all uncomfortable and say how horrible they have been about getting regular pictures taken. (On a side note, I have to say I am pretty good about this but where I struggle is actually doing something with them when I get them.) With Picture Me's promo package you can get (30) pictures of one pose for $7.99 and often times as low as $4.99. Picture me! Portrait Studios has some printable coupons available. And, as always, if you frequent a business or plan to, sign up for their emails because often times you will find the best savings there!

Get your Picture Me! Coupons HERE. (20% off total order excluding promo package & Free French Classic Collage)

Note: I didn't get compensated in anyway for this post- just sharing coupons I'm actually using!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New The Princess and the Frog Rebate with Success Rice Purchase

I have previously posted about the release of this movie on DVD/Blu ray HERE. Today I found out about another rebate.

Save $5 by mail when you purchase any (2) Success Rice products. There is a $1/2 coupon in the upcoming RedPlum insert. I got mine in the mail today! For complete details and rebate form visit

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bzz Agent Starbucks Coffee Campaign!

When I saw the box with the cute "bee" tape I couldn't wait to open it. Over the last year or so I have morphed from an occasional coffee drinker to a have to have at least a half a pot each day coffee drinker. Sometimes I even have to stop myself from making more. Well, I had just come off of a few days without coffee. We were out and didn't get to the store. So, no coffee at all for two days and then I got my Bzz box!

When I signed up for the campaign I knew I would be sampling Starbuck's Pike Peak Roast. It is their signature blend named after the location of the very first Starbuck shop in Pike Place Market, Seattle. I, by the way, was there before and while the famed flying fish were entertaining, I couldn't help but think that Pittsburgh's very own Strip District was perhaps a little cooler. But, I digress. I also got a smaller, "Intro" size, of the Caffe Verona flavor to brew and share with friends. The 5 oz. "Intro" bags are available in Columbia, House Blend & Caffe Verona. Starbucks is also offering a promo where you buy coffee and get coffee. I think this is a pretty smart marketing tool. I'm all about saving money but if I hear about the "latte factor" one more time as a way to keep money in your pocket I think I might just scream. And, if I haven't had my coffee to keep said money in my pocket I guarantee I will be screaming! Very smart on their part. Here is the deal: Buy the 12 oz. coffee to brew at home as a more economical choice then, bring the packaging in for a FREE tall brewed coffee . As always, the kit also included a few coupons to share with friends.

I was very happy with the Pike Peak Roast and I will be purchasing it in the future. I haven't brewed the Verona Caffe yet but I will post about it when I do.

Let me just share a few more things about Bzz Agent and Pike Peak Roast:

If you'd like more info on how to become a Bzz Agent, click HERE.

Pike Peak Roast is available in a 12 oz. package at all major grocery stores and mass retailers at a suggested price of $8.99.

I did receive this product to try free but I was not paid for this post and my views always remain my own - just ask my husband.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Princess and the Frog Blu ray Combo Deals

The Princess and the Frog will be released March 16th.

Get a $10 coupon for Disney's The Princess and the Frog HERE.

There is a $5 rebate with the purchase of 2 Band-Aid products. Get all of the info HERE.
Get a Target Web Band-Aid coupon HERE. Pair with the Band-Aid coupon from the 3/7 coupon inserts and get a box FREE! *Don't forget to bring your reusable bags for a $.05 credit per bag at Target.

I've read (from Couponing to Disney) that Target will have the Blu-ray combo for $26.99 and it will come with a Tiana purse. For more information & another rebate offer check out Couponing to Disney HERE.

Free Alice Tickets with $100 Purchase

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Betty Crocker Frosting & Right Gaurd Deodorant @ Giant Eagle

Money Saving Mom has the links for Betty Crocker Frosting and Right Gaurd deodorant making them FREE this week at Giant Eagle.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale Movie Premiere @ The Pittsburgh Zoo

From the Zoo's Newsletter:

Saturday and Sunday at the Zoo
March 6 and 7
Show times: 10 a.m. Noon, 2 p.m. (Education Complex)
Free with general admission
Barbie is leading a double life. She is a champion surfer from Malibu with fabulous friends and a family secret. One minute she is a normal girl and the next she is a mermaid, named Merliah. Barbie and her ocean friends work together to save their ocean kingdom. Take a photo with a life-size Barbie as Merliah Mermaid and learn important information about ocean conservation. BARBIE® and ©2009 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Great Girl Event at Happily Domestic

Happily Domestic

Happily Domestic is hosting "The Great Girl Event" March 1-14. I thought I'd share because I have a daughter and I'd love to win any of the great prizes she has up for grabs and, as a blogger, I just think this is so smart and fun! Check it out! Guess what the first giveaway is!? A My Twinn doll! Enter HERE! I've also noticed she has a lot of info about cloth diapering on her blog if you are thinking about going that route!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

For your Little Pirate's Basket Perhaps

Or your little Princess. My daughter LOVES these movies. I know she probably shouldn't be watching them but she loves to watch "bad guy" shows. has the Pirates of the Caribbean movies on Blu-ray 50% off. Offer ends March 27th.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Logic of a 3 1/2 Year Old

Heather at had a post the other day called The Logic of a 4 Year Old -you can check it out HERE. She also mentions how kids say things that their parents think are hysterical and in actuality they are not. So let me just tell you about the conversation I had over lunch with my 3 1/2 year old daughter. And, it goes a little something like this:

Little Lady: Mommy, why do we have ears?
Me: They help us hear, honey. You know that, right?
Little Lady: Well, that is what I thought but, what if you don't have ears - like Dora?
Me: (Cracking Up) She has ears.
Little Lady: Well, I've never seen them.

Come to think of it:

Here is Dora

Here is Dora swinging from a vine

Here is Dora skiing

Even getting lassoed by Diego


It is March - I can start looking for Easter Stuff

I know I'm totally OCD about holidays and birthdays and a number of other things. I'm completely aware but I wasn't going to look at Easter stuff until March. Kind of like a self imposed deadline. Yeah, maybe I already have a few tricks up my sleeve but now I can really get to it. I would like to have an ongoing post with all things Easter such as local/national event listings and great basket filler deals. But, just for now I did I quick search on Amazon and found these cute things. Plus, I really need to just feel like winter will be over some time this century.

Kennywood Park Season Passes Now Available!

Ah, Kennywood. I am so excited this year because both of my kids are now big enough to ride hand in hand in KiddyLand together. Well, at least that is how I picture it in my head. In reality it will probably be my daughter's hand in the middle of my son's back pushing him on her ride of choice and then my daughter's hair in my son's hand pulling her the opposite way. Did I really type that? Well, at least there are lots of things to bribe them with. Wait, did I say that? If you aren't from Pittsburgh you are probably thinking, "What the heck is Kennywood?". Well it is just the greatest community amusement park EVER. I've showed more love about it HERE.

Buy your Season Pass and check out the new coaster HERE!

P.S. If you are planning a first time trip to Kennywood, FYI - it is not DisneyWorld. Please don't try and compare! Both are the best at what they do!