Jan 312010Frugal Crafting: Homemade Heart Wreath

Heart Frugal Crafting: Homemade Heart Wreath

Isn’t this wreath cute? Would you believe me if I told you it only cost $8 to make? Head over to Our Delighful Life where she shares the instructions as well as a few pictures to inspire you to try it yourself.

I think it would be a fun activity to do with a small group of friends or even older children.

Happy Creating!

 
 

Jan 302010Walgreens Deals (1/31 – 2/6)

walgreens Walgreens Deals (1/31   2/6)

Lots of freebies this week at Walgreens. I’m especially excited about the Joint Juice. My dad loves that stuff! This week’s deals are courtesy of Frugal RI Mama. A big thanks to Karen for compiling them this week!

FREEBIES
Advil – $4.49
-Use $2/1 Advil coupon (RP 1/31)
-Get $5 RR WYB 2
Final Price = FREE

Bayer Contour Meter – $14.99
-Use $30/1 Bayer coupon (RP 10/25)
-Get $10 RR
Final Price = FREE (+ $10 possible overage)

Blink Gel Tears – $7.99
-Use $2/1 Blink coupon (RP 1/31)
-Get $7.99 RR
Final Price = FREE (+ $2 possible overage)

Joint Juice (30pk) – $10
-Get $10 RR
Final Price = FREE

Scalpicin – $5.99
-Use $1/1 Scalpicin coupon
-Get $5.99 RR
Final Price = FREE (+ $1 possible overage)

Vitamin Schtick Lip Care – $1.99
-Get $1.99 RR
Final Price = FREE

GOOD DEALS
Dole Fruit Bowls – 3/$5
-Use $1/1 Dole coupon (SS 1/10)
Final Price = $.67

Gillette Clinical or Old Spice – $8.99
-Get $4 RR
Final Price = $4.99

Keebler Club Crackers – 2/$5
-Use $1/1 Keebler coupon (Parade Magazine 1/31)
-Get $2 RR WYB 2
Final Price = $1 for 2

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars – 2/$4
-Use $1/2 Quaker coupon (RP 1/3)
Final Price = $3 for 2

Secret Soothing Effects or Clinical Strength – $8.99
-Get $4 RR
Final Price = $4.99

Happy Saving!


 
 

Jan 302010CVS Deals (1/31 – 2/6)

cvs CVS Deals (1/31   2/6)

I’m excited about the Ivory Soap and the Dove Men’s this week. Those are great freebies!

FREEBIES
Colgate Max Fresh – $2.99
-Use $1/1 Colgate Max Fresh coupon (Jan All You)
-Get $2 ECB (Limit 1)
Final Price = FREE

Dove Men’s Care – $5.49
-Use $1.25 Dove Men coupon (RP 1/31)
-Get $5.49 ECBs (Limit 2)
Final Price = FREE (+ $1.25 possible overage)

Ivory Soap (3pk) – $.99
-Use $1/1 Ivory Coupon (PG 12/27)
Final Price = FREE

GOOD DEALS

All 2x Ultra – $9.99
-Use $2/1 All coupon (RP 1/3)
-Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Final Price = $5.99

Almay i-Color Shadow, Liner or Mascara – $5.99
-Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Final Price = $1.99

Irish Spring or Soft Soap Body Wash – $3
-Use $1/1 Irish Spring coupon (SS 1/3)
-Use $.75/1 Soft Soft coupon
-Get $5 ECBs WYB $15
Final Price = As low as $5 for 5

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops or Rice Krispies – 2/$4
-Use $1/2 Kellogg’s Coupon (RP 1/10)
Final Price = $3 for 2

Theraflu or Warming liquid – $5.99
-Use $2/1 Theraflu Coupon
-Get $2 ECB  (Limit 1)
Final Price = $1.99

Buy $10 in Unilever Products – Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
• Hellmann’s (or Best Foods) Mayo – BOGO
• Lipton Tea – 2/$5
• Ragu – 3/$5
• Skippy – 3/$5
-Use $.50/1 Hellmann’s coupon (RP 1/31)
-Use $.60 Lipton Tea coupon (RP 1/31)
-Use $.75/2 Ragu Pasta coupon (RP 1/31)
-Use $.75/2 Skippy coupon (RP 1/31)

Happy Saving!

 
 

Jan 292010Helping Christmas Cost Less: Part 2

present Helping Christmas Cost Less: Part 2

One great way to earn extra money is to complete online surveys. There are quite a few legitimate survey companies that will pay you to give your opinions about various products and services. It does take time to complete them but if you completed one or two a day you would be well on your way to making quite a bit for Christmas. Start out easy though so you don’t get burnt out. Maybe do one only three days a week at first.

Most survey companies will pay you anywhere between $1 and $5 to complete a survey. Many require a minimum account balance before they pay out so once you start, you’ll want to stick with it. In the “amount saved” section below, I opted to only record earnings through October because it might take 30 days for you to get your payment.

I rounded up a few companies to get you started.

Amount Saved for Christmas: $135 (9 months (Feb-Oct) x $15)

A big thanks to Mommy Snacks for her help with this list.

Happy Saving!

 
 

Jan 292010It’s Mega Swagbucks Friday!

mega swagbucks 253x300 Its Mega Swagbucks Friday!

It’s Friday and that means it’s a Mega Swagbucks Day. On Fridays you have higher odds of winning Swagbucks is larger denominations (10, 20, 50, even 100).

Be sure you download the Swagbucks toolbar to make searching easier. If you didn’t read my post about saving your Swagbucks for Christmas, check it out HERE.

Oh and if you’re new and want to know all about Swagbucks, read my intro post HERE.

Happy Swagging!