Saturday, February 28

One Day Sale....

Kohl's is having a one of their infamous ONE Day Sales today only, 2/28. It's starting to warm up around here a bit.....well that is if you call the 40's warm. I'll take ''s way warmer than the 20's!!! So now with the warmer weather upon us...I am ready to start thinking....spring and spring clothes...and how I have barely any!!! So just in case you are psyched for the spring like I am and have nothing to wear but sweaters and cords here are a few coupons to save you a little cash just in case you find something that strikes your fancy....and at a great price, of course.

Use your Kohl's Card and Save!! You can save 15% off all purchases with promo code SAVEBIG15 or save 20% off any purchase of $100 or more plus get free shipping on your order with promo code SAVE20BMSM. Or you can print the coupons from here and use them in store.

P.S.- Don't forget to check out the clearance items as well.....great to stock up for next winter on the cheap!

Happy Shopping!!

Friday, February 27

LeapFrog has several Leapster Games on Sale for $9.99. Some are regularly priced upwards of $30. The following games are the discounted ones.....

*Leapster L-Max-NASCAR
*Leapster-Cosmic Math

Note: All Leapster Games work with all Leapster Systems!!

Shipping Rates are as follows:
Spend Up to $24.99- pay $5.95 in shipping
Spend $25 - $49.99-pay $8.95 in shipping
Spend $50- $74.99- pay $9.95 in shipping

To save a bit are a few promo codes
FL8CST = 10% off
HY8YUE = $10 off any order over $50.
WT9EEC = Free Shipping on any order over $40

I am sure these will be out of stock they very rarely go on sale!! So hurry if you want them!!

*Thanks slickdeals for the heads up on this great deal.

ShopRite Weekly Sale Preview......

Next week ShopRite has a few great deals with coupon match-ups.......the sale starts this Sunday 3/1 and runs until 3/7. Here are the best coupon match-up I see for the week:

-General Mills Cereals....(Selected Varieties...Kix, Honey Kix, Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Any Variety of Chex, Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams, and Count Chocula) 4 for $7.00 (must buy 4) **Use the $1.00/3 coupon from the 2/8 GM insert to pay just $6 for 4 boxes of cereal.

-Dannon Crush Cups Yogurt cups (4 pack)....$1.69 **Use the $1.00 off printable coupon here or the $1.00/1 coupon in this weeks (3/1) Sunday coupon inserts to pay jut 69 cents for the 4-pack.

-Suave Lotion (18 oz.)...2 for $4 (You do not have to buy 2!) **Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the 1/11 Red Plum inserts or print this $1.00/1 coupon here to pays just $1.00 per bottle.

-Shop Rite Maxi Pads (14-24 count), all varieties...99 cents **Receive a coupon at checkout for .99 off your next order (3/8-3/21). So FREE after coupon!!!

-Sure Deodorant.....2.6 to 2.7 oz. (any variety, solid or dry)......$1.99 **Use the .75/1 coupon (doubles to $1.00 from this weeks coupon inserts (3/1) PLUS Receive a coupon at checkout for $1.00 off your next order (3/7-3/21) making the final cost FREE!!

-Scotties Facial Tissues....3 for $3 (must buy 3) **Use the $1.00/3 coupon from the 1/11 RedPlum insert to pay just $2 for 3 boxes.

-Perdue Breaded Chicken, selected varieties 12 oz packages......40% off at $2.54 **Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the 1/11 Red Plum insert to pay just $1.54 for the pack.

-Lipton Recipe Secrets Soup & Dip Mix.....1.8 to 2.6 oz. package......$1.00 each **Use the $.60/2 (Doubles to $1.00) coupon from the 1/18 Red Plum insert to pay just $1.00 for 2 boxes!!

-Lever 2000 Bar Soap (8-pack)....On Sale for $4.99 **Use the $1.50/1 coupon from this weeks (3/1) coupon inserts to pay just $3.49 for the 8-pack.

-Dannon Light & Fit Multi-packs Yougurt (6-pack)...On Sale for $1.69 **Use the $1.00/1 coupon from this weeks coupon inserts (3/1) to pay just $.69 for the six pack.

See any other great coupon match-up for ShopRite for this coming week?? Let me know!!

A Readers Tip.....

Katrina writes:

I just love reading your blog and came across a deal you might like to post: Papa John’s is offering a medium one-topping pizza for only 99 cents when you buy an extra-large specialty pizza. Use promo code 22009A at Papa Johns via the web (code expires 3/6/09).

This looks like an online deal only folks It's easy to order from them online though...I've done it a few times myself with no problems at all!!

Thanks so much for the great tip Katrina!! Keep 'em coming readers!!

Acme Is At It Again......

With another great cereal deal this week!!! This week they have Kellogg's Cereal in selected varieties for $1.25 a box!!!!! Also included in this special are......

*Cereal Straws (8.8 oz.)
*Yogo's (4.2-4.8 oz.)
*Pop Tarts (8 count)
*Fruit Snacks (9 oz.)

You must purchase 4 of the above items for this great price of $1.25 each!! Greater or Lesser quantities will ring up at 3/$5.

There are several Kellogg's coupons out to save even more $$ on this deal.

-$1.00/2 Pop Tarts coupon from the 1/18 or 2/22 Red Plum insert.
-$1.00/2 Fruit Snacks coupon from the 2/1 Red Plum insert.
-.70/1 (doubles to $1) ANY Kellogg's Cereal 10 oz or larger from the 2/22 Red Plum insert.
-$1.50/2 Cereal Straws coupon from the 1/18 Red Plum coupon insert. This one expires Sunday 3/1 so hurry if you plan to use this one!!

Deal idea Breakdown:
2 Boxes of cereal straws
2 boxes of fruit snacks

Use the $1.00 off and $1.50 off coupon and pay just $2.50 for the four items!!!

Or if you have 4 of the .70/1 Kellogg's cereal coupons you can get 4 boxes of cereal for $1.00!!!! An incredible deal!!

This sale at Acme starts today and runs until Thursday 3/5.

Thursday, February 26

2 Freebies.....

Various Splenda No calorie sweetener samples here. Choose from flavored (Mocha or French Vanilla) or Splenda with fiber.

Kotex product samples from Walmart here.

What Price Is Right??

Everyone these days is trying more than ever to save here and there wherever they can. It's an awesome feeling to know that you saved some of your hard earned cash on everyday items that you and your family use daily. But how do you know what a great deal is? What price is a good one for "x" item? I thought it may be helpful to jot down several items I purchase on a regular basis and at what prices I usually pay for them. Now remember this is to be used as a guide....some prices on certain items may vary from place to place. The stores I shop at may also not be in your area either.

I am a huge On Sale, coupon fanatic and clearance shopper...I very rarely pay for anything at full or regular price. There are several circumstances and situations where it is a must...but a very, very rare occurrence. My mother told me years ago "My dear everything goes on sale at one time or another". I have learned to just be patient and have fun trying to get the best deal I can on items we use! It's like a game really....a very fun one at that!!

Baby Diapers (Jumbo pack size) $6.50
Baby Wipes (80 count pack) $1.00
Baby Lotion/Wash $1.00-$1.25

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99 lb
Bottom Round Roast $1.89 lb.
London Broil $1.99 lb.
Ground Beef $1.69-$1.99 lb (Depending if I buy 80% or 90% lean)
Boneless Pork Chops $1.99 lb.
Whole Chicken (uncooked) $.79 lb.
Chicken Nuggets (Perdue, in Refrigerated Case) $.99
Beef Hot Dogs $1.50-$2.00 pack
Bacon (Pound Package) $1.49-$1.99

Granola Bars $1.50 a box
Box of Microwave Popcorn $.59-.79 a box
Box of Brownies (Supreme) $1.25 -$1.50 a box
Wheat Crackers (Wheat Thins, etc.) $1.29 a box
Bag of Pretzels $1.29-$1.50 a bag (depending on size of bag and brand)

Breakfast Items
Cold Cereals $.99-$1.99 a box (depending on brand and size of box)
Instant Oatmeal $1.49 a box
Breakfast Sausage (frozen) $1.00 a box
Frozen waffles $ .50- $1.00 a box (depending on the brand)

Yogurt Cups (6 oz.) $.29-.33 each
Sour Cream (16 oz. container) $.89 or less
Shredded Cheese in the Bag (8 oz.) $.99- $1.50
Cream Cheese $.89-$.99
Dozen of Eggs (Large or XL) $.99-$1.25 a dozen
Deli Cheese $2.99-$3.99 lb.

Health & Beauty Aids
Band aids (with character on them) $.50 a box
Dental Floss $.50
Maxi's $.99 package (usually 16-24 count depending on brand)

Bag Baby Carrots $1.00 a bag
Strawberries $1.50 pint (in season)
Bananas $.49 lb.
Bagged Salads (Romaine, or Fancy Italian) $1.50-$1.69 bag

Items I can usually snag for FREE after coupon, ExtraBucks, Sales, etc....
Dish Soap
Body Wash

Cleaning & Paper/Plastic Products
-Hand Soap Pump $.65
-Lysol Wipes $1.00 (35 count)
-Glass Cleaner $.50-$1.00 a bottle (on occasion FREE)
-Paper Towels (8 pack) $3.49- $3.99
-Toilet Paper(100 sheets a roll, 12 pack) $4.99
-Laundry Detergent $.99-$1.99 (depending on the brand)
-Shout/Stain Remover $.99
-Floor Cleaner (Lysol, Pine Sol, etc.) $.99
-Dryer Sheets $.49-.99 box (40 count)

Juice Boxes (100% juice, larger sized ones)) $1.49-$1.99 for an 8-pack
Bottle of 100% juice (64 oz.) $.99-$1.50 (depending on flavor and brand)

Jar Spaghetti Sauce $.99
Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce $1.50 bottle
Hellman's Mayo $2.49 jar
Jar Chunky Salsa (16-20 oz.) $.50-$1.00

Feel free to jot these down if you'd like for a reference. Another great tool that may help you to remember your prices is creating a price book. This way you will know the best prices in your neck of the woods on the items you & your family needs and uses. Trust me after a while you will have all the prices to beat memorized!!

If you have any questions...I'm here to help!! Just leave me a comment!!

Free Baby Talk Magazine.....

You can always pick up a free copy of Baby Talk at your local Babies R Us store....or better yet why not sign up for a Free Subscription delivered right to your home. This one is quick and easy to do....sign up here.

Shoe Clearance....Up To 75% Off!!

Right now through 2/28 Sears is having a Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Shoe Sale for the Entire Family!! If you shop in the Clearance section...where prices are up to 75% off you can really find some deals!!

On most of the Clearance shoes the B1G1 50% off deal works on top of the clearance savings!! Just be sure to look for the "Special Offer" orange icon under the clearance price...this will let you know what particular items are included on the B1G1 50% off special.

Shipping starts at about $6.25 for 2 pair of shoes delivered. Spend $50 or more and use code SWELCOME03208 at checkout and save an additional $5 off.

You can see the whole selection (Men's, Women, and Kids) Clearance shoes here.

Wednesday, February 25

For The Gift Closet Perhaps???

80% 0ff NOW just $3.00

Just in case you are in need of a nice gift for someone on the cheap......Crabtree & Evelyn has several items in their Online Outlet section with savings up to 80% off!!! Lots of nice moisturizers, body mists, various candles, home fragrances and more. You could easily put together a nice little basket for someone for around $20! You can see the selection of outlet items here and here. And a $3.00 body care section of items here.

Shipping is a flat $4.95 or free for orders placed over $75.

A Great Place For The Memories......

NOTE: Looks like this deal is only valid for people who received this email directly from Shutterfly....sorry folks. I was able to make one using this code, but apparently not everyone is able to use it. So sorry.

If you have little ones I am sure you are one of those crazy mommies (like me, of course) with a camera always in hand to capture all of those cute little moments day in and day out. Perhaps you have some you would like to put together all in one place...maybe make a baby book, a vacation memoir, or even a recipe book for a friend?

Well, now is a great time to tackle a Photo Book. Shutterfly is now offering a FREE 8x8, 20 page Photo Book now through 3/10/09 by using code:PHOTOBOOKS at checkout. You only have to pay shipping & handling charges....roughly about $8.50. The books are usually around $30 mplus S& this is a great deal!!

I have made several of these photo books over the past few months....and they have all turned out beautifully!!! The kiddies look through them now and again and Little Man always thinks back to when a specific photo that was taken and tells or remembers a little story about it. It's so darn cute!! These books are a great way to relive the memories for years to come!!

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics....

Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend with your little carpenter? Well, this Saturday 2/28 from 10 am-11am participating Lowe's Home Improvement Stores are hosting one of their Build and Grow Clinic. This Saturday the project is a #48 Race Car....just in time to get ready for the 2009 Race Season!! You can sign up here and check to make sure a Lowe's near you is participating.

Can't make it on Saturday? Not to worry....on Saturday March 14th they are holding another Build N Grow clinic...this time you can make a Tabletop Basketball Hoop.

Tuesday, February 24

The Mightly B! DVD Giveaway!!!

Nickelodeon has done it again with another great adventure for you and your family to enjoy!! Just released today on DVD.....The Mighty B!: We Got the Bee. This is about a Bee (Voice by Amy Pohler) named Bessie Higgenbottom and her fun-filled, adventurous journey she goes on trying to become top bee of the Honeybee Troop #828. There are 8 fun-filled episodes....a full 88 minutes of laughs and adventure.

So how would you like to win a you and your family can see if Bessie makes it to top bee? I have one copy of The Mighty B!: We Got The Bee to giveaway to one lucky reader of The Thrifty Mommy.
It's easy to enter....actually 3 ways to enter!!

1. Simply leave a comment on this post with your name and email address, so I can contact you if you are the winner.

2. Subscribe to The Thrifty Mommy. You can sign up easily here. Be sure to leave me a separate comment letting me know you are a subscriber.

3. Grab my button and place it on your blog. It is below on the right hand side bar. Just leave me another comment letting me know you've done so.

I will close the giveaway this Sunday night 3/01/09 at 8pm. Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday.
Good Luck!!

How Close Can You Get to 300??

I am not going to answer that question.....obviously not very close at all in my lol Just in case you'd like to brush up on your bowling skills at a discount here is a great savings opportunity for you.

Brunswick offers coupons, and discounts not only on bowling, but all other fun activities at Brunswick as well. All you have to do is sign up here to become a member of their Bonus Zone club. It's free to join

To find a Brunswick location near you click here.

Great Deal on Wipes......

This week ShopRite has their own store brand box of Baby Wipes on sale for just $6.99 (Breaks down to $1.39 per pack of 80). The box contains 400 wipes, and they have both scented and unscented varieties. I have used these wipes many, many times and they are great quality at a great price when on sale.

The sale runs until this Saturday 2/28/09. Don't forget to use your Price Plus card!!

And remember for each $100 in baby items you spend per cycle you get back a $10 coupon good off any $50 purchase or more at ShopRite. You can find out all about the ShopRite Baby Bucks Club here.

Free Tune for the Ipod......

What better way to add to your music is a Free download of Taylor Swift's single "Love Story". You do not have to include your mobile # to download.

Another Denny's Trip, Anyone???

Just in case you missed the Free Grand Slam at Denny's earlier this month, or cannot wait to go back to enjoy another.....I have good news for you!! Denny's would love to see you come back or come in for the first time.

Here are some printable money saving coupons to help persuade you a bit......the coupons are for:

-Buy 1 Grand Slam Get One FREE (Mon-Fri 5am-4pm)
-Buy One Lunch Entree' get One FREE (Mon-Fri 11am-4pm)
-Free Breakfast order of Pancake Puppies with any meal purchase

The coupon are valid until February 27th only hurry on in!!

Monday, February 23

2 For $20 Deal.....

How does a meal out for two for $20 sound.......well a bit over $20 after drinks, tax and tip. Applebees's has brought back their 2 for $20 Menu for a limited time. The 2 for $20 meal deal includes an appetizer to share and 2 full size entrees'.

Choose from any of these appetizers:
Boneless Buffalo Wings
Crunchy Onion Rings
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Mozzarella Sticks.

And any 2 of the entrees' pictured below:

Offer deal runs thru 4/19/09. And is not available in Canada. To find a location near you click here.

Monday's RedBox Code....

It's Monday!! Here is today's Free Rental code for today....S39XKT. Remember this code expires tonight at midnight. Enjoy your movie!!

To find a Redbox location near you or to read what RedBox is all about click here.

Free Pancakes Tomorrow!!

Just a reminder that IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day tomorrow February 24th. All you have to do is visit a participating IHOP location near you from 7am to 10pm tomorrow and you will receive a short stack of 3 pancakes absolutely free. Click here for all the details and to also see how you can help out The Children's Miracle Network as well!!

Discount For The Readers.....

Spring will be here before you know is the time we all find that our clothing items and shoe selection in our closet will soon have to change. It's time to start thinking capri's and sandals...I could not be more excited...let me just tell you!!

Well ShoeBuy would like to help make your footwear shopping a bit easier by saving you a little cash in the process. They are offering 10% off to all readers of The Thrifty Mommy starting today thru March 31, 2009. Simply enter promo code: THRIFTYMOM at checkout.

If you have never shopped ShoeBuy in the past they have several perks to shopping with them. Besides the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your own home, they also offer FREE shipping within the U.S., no sales tax on orders (except in NY), and Free returns and exchanges if you change your mind after receiving your purchase.

They have a huge selection of shoes for the whole they carry clothing apparel, bags in many categories, and accessories too. Be sure to check out the Sales sections in each category as well!!

Be sure to click here to sign up for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to ShoeBuy....then you can have some free shoes or assessories!!!

Free Kashi Entree'.....

Sign up here to receive a coupon via snail mail for a FREE Kashi Frozen Entree. With 12 different entree to choose from...your sure to find one you love.

Offer valid until March 15, 2009 or while supplies last. I am sure these will go better sign up now!!

Sunday, February 22

Teasta Tea Samples.....

Click here to sign up for TEASTA premium tea samples. Simply add 2 different sample size tea blends to your cart and enter promo code: TRYME at checkout. Limit 1 order per household, valid in the US only.

Outta Ink?

Now thru March 1st you can get an ink jet refill at Walgreen's on the cheap. Simply click here and print this coupon and take it with you and can get a black or color refill for just $5 at participating Walgreen's locations. They refill most brands (Click here for specifics)...with the exception of Canon and Epson. Refills are done at the photo center.

I have had many refills at Walgreen's and never encountered a problem yet. For just $5 it's hard to beat this deal!!

Saturday, February 21

New Items At An Additional 50% Off!!!

Made a run to Old Navy today to make a return....and we hit the jackpot once again!! All Clearance in every department throughout the store was an additional 50% off already reduced orange sticker clearance prices!!! We got everything below for just $39.xx. And that included 2 pair of women's jeans, and 2 pair of Cargo pants for hubby!! If you get a chance to pop into your local Old's worth a check to see if your stores clearance is also an additional 50% off!! This is a great time to stock up on winter clothing for next year on the cheap!!