Friday, January 29, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty

My husband found this website and quiz and it's hilarious...especially if you have cats. Check it out http://www.catswhothrowupgrass.com/kill.php

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Slickdeals Jan. 28th

Physicians Formula has several "free after rebate" products that have the pink "Try Me Free!" peelie rebate form on the package. You can print your rebate forms, but you must include that pink peelie from the product packaging. http://www.physiciansformula.com/rebates/2010/shimmer-strips-us.pdf.
http://www.physiciansformula.com/rebates/2010/bamboo-wear-us.pdf. http://www.physiciansformula.com/rebates/2009/OW-makeup-removers-MIRPPK-5398.pdf

If you haven't gotten your free Uni-Ball Pen yet- They are giving away 450,000 free pens. Sign up happens every day here http://www.uniballsuperink.com/Home/FormClosed. Become a fan of them on facebook and they'll tell you when the form will open back up.

Make your own cards for upcoming holidays for free! I used this Shutterfly deal for 3 free 5x7 cards to make a birthday card for my nephew, a Mother's Day card and a Father's Day card.Follow the instructions below to load your coupon code into your account. Be sure to order your free cards before this offer expires on February 2. If you have all 3 cards send to yourself, shipping is 99 cents.

Here's how to load that coupon code into your account:

1. Log in to Shutterfly and click on "My Account" at the very top right. Or sign-up for a new account and get 50 free prints.
2. Look at the bottom of the page for the "Enter Special Offer Code" to load the coupon code 3FREECARDS into your account.
3. You can then see it when you click on "My Special Offers" and it will ask you anytime you checkout if you'd like to apply it to your order. The expiration date is February 2, 2010.
4. Just pay shipping when you create your three free folded 5x7 photo cards. When you use your coupon it does not apply towards shipping which should cost only $0.99 if you have all three cards sent to yourself.

Another really cool card deal is from Snapily. I used this one to make my niece a 3D birthday card. Create your free 3D Photo Card (5x4 flat) at Snapily with the coupon code FREEVAL ($3.50 value) when you enter their Valentine's Day Sweepstakes. You still need to pay shipping of $2.23. This is a very unique card because it's got a special 3D effect so that your photo moves!

Tips for Creating your Free 5x4 Photo Card at Snapily:

1. Enter the Snapily Valentine's Sweepstakes and when you click on the "Enter to Win! button you get to pick your card from 9 Valentine's Day designs. By ordering your free card, you are entered to win one of three prizes.

2. Upload 1 photo and then follow the instructions to apply the 3D effect

3. Edit the text on the inside of your card

4. Look at the preview because this gives you the best idea of how your "photo effect" will look.

5. Order your card and enter the coupon code FREEVAL (must be all caps) and click on "Apply" You'll see $3.49 deducted from the cost, and shipping will cost $2.22 for a total of $2.23 for your 3D Photo Card.

This offer expires on Wednesday, February 10.

Register for your $2 coupon for Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat, or Raisin Bran at the Post Natural Advantage website. Look at the bottom for the red "Register Now" button, they'll email you the coupon. http://www.postnatural.com/ If you go to Kmart or Harris Teeter this week with your coupon the cereal will be free!

Get a free sample from Kashi http://www.kashi.com/healthier_year/sample/ select from these three choices:
* GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crumble Cereal
* TLC Dark Chocolate Coconut Fruit & Grain Bar
* GoLean Crunch Honey Almond Flax Cereal

One of my favorite websites, http://www.heyitsfree.net/, has a great list of internet coupons available this week.

Join the Dairy Queen Blizzard fan club...throughout the year they will send out 6 buy one get one free coupons. I've used 1 already this year. http://www.blizzardfanclub.com/join/

Print a coupon for buy one get one free 6 inch subs at Subway when you buy a drink. http://www.mysubmyway.com/ I signed up, printed mine and it says it expires 1/32/2010...hmm...does that mean it never expires since that date doesn't exist?!

Create your profile to sign up to receive the Betty Crocker®, Dinner Made Easy, or Bisquick® email newsletter to access exclusive member benefits on BettyCrocker.com, and receive a FREE booklet packed with $10 in coupon savings! http://freecouponbooklet.bettycrocker.com/BettyCrockerCouponBook/Default.aspx

$10 Ruby Tuesday coupon. Sign up for their connected club to get coupons right to your email.

Walmart this week has the 8 oz box of Cheese Nips is priced at $1. Use the $1/1 coupon from the 1/24 Smart Source insert to get the box for free. Or, pick up two boxes and use this $2/2 printable coupon to get both free.

Send in a candy wrapper from your favorite Reese’s, York, Almond Joy or Hershey’s Special Dark candy bar along with a completed mail-in form to get a coupon by mail for a free bag of Pieces (candy in a crunchy shell) from Hershey’s as part of their Wrapper Reward Program. Hurry, offer expires 2/10 and requests must be received by 2/17. http://www.hersheys.com/pieces/wrapper/home.asp#modal1

Here's a free sample for Avery label pads http://www.boxtops4education.com/Article.aspx/Get-organized-in-the-new-year-with-a-free-sample-from-Avery-/1548/

Sign up and get a coupon for Special K cereal-Buy One Get One Free. If you printed this before, it's been reset and you can print it again. http://www.specialk.com/register/offer/

Friday, January 22, 2010

Our amazing furry friends

One of my cats, Bailey, has a bad habit...he loves chewing on electrical cords. Bad kitty! So we are careful about keeping cords away from him. The other day though we had the laptop hooked up and the cord was running across the living room floor as we sat on the couch with it.

Knowing his ways, I kept an eye on Bailey. I watched him go over and sit next to the cord just to have Louie follow and stand right by him. Bailey couldn't resist the temptation and bent down like he was going to bite the cord and before I had to get up to stop him...Louie did the dirty work for me and head butted Bailey to make him stop! Good kitty!

We would have never thought 2 years ago when we brought Louie home from the SCPA (and they weren't even comfortable being in the same room with each other) that one day they would not only enjoy time curled up next to each other, but would also save each other from harm's way.

Moral of the story- if you don't have a pet, go get one...they make your life so much better! And if you already have one pet, go get him a friend to make his life better!

After all who doesn't want someone to spoon with?


and someone to keep you warm?



and someone to play with?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Slickdeals Jan. 21st

The Olay rebates end soon so if you want to take advantage of 2 free Olay Quench Body Lotions with mail in rebate go here http://www.olay.com/Club_Olay/dec2009/images/Olay_HBRebate_Form_ClubOlay.pdf. Offer ends 1/29. And you can get 2 free Olay Facial Regenerist items by rebate here http://www.olay.com/Club_Olay/jan2010/images/Regenerist_Rebate_Form_OlayHomepage.pdf Offer ends 1/24.

Get a coupon by text message to save $5 on a food purchase at Applebee’s. Just text the word APPLE to 69100, then show the coupon on your phone to your server. Make sure to do this on the day you want to go eat though because the coupon is only valid on the day you request (and receive) the coupon.

Buy a dozen donuts at Krispy Kreme by February 14 and get 12 free “Share the Love” Valentine’s Day cards as part of Krispy Kreme’s “Share the Love” promotion. You can even give yourself all of the cards because there’s a free donut coupon on the back of each card! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Sign up to get a $2/1 printable coupon for ReNu Contact Lens Solution. You can then use this coupon on travel-size bottles at Target and get one free. http://www.renu.com/coupons.html

Make sure you’re a fan of the Oreo Facebook page, because they’ll be giving away 150,000 packages of free Double Stuff Oreos beginning at 3pm EST on Monday, January 25 if the Mannings beat the Donalds. I have no idea what the whole Manning vs Donalds is all about, but if it gives me free Oreos, sounds good to me.

Get a free sample of Cream of Wheat...Amazingly, I've never had it so I guess I'll sign up and try it to see if I like it. That's the great part of free samples, no wasting money on something you don't like AND you often get good coupons along with the sample. http://www.startsampling.com/sm/101055/?lp=sp&source=CoWHomeSBParents
Another coupon is available for a Free Fresco Taco from Taco Bell http://static.tacobell.com/drivethrudiet/coupon.html

Get a free small spaghetti from Fazoli's (and you'll get their free breadsticks brought to the table too- YUM!) Sign up here http://www.freespaghetti.com/

Get a free gallon of milk with a $100 grocery purchase. http://promotions.whymilk.com/ggg/

Sign up for the Betty Crocker newsletter to get a $10 coupon booklet. http://freecouponbooklet.bettycrocker.com/BettyCrockerCouponBook/Default.aspx?ESRC=15169

Free Yogurt at http://freebies4mom.blogspot.com/ The first 50 readers at 4:00 pm every day this week who complete the form will get a coupon by mail for a free 4-pack of Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt.

Get a free Baby Mozart music download from Baby Einstein http://www.babyeinstein.com/en/mozart/download/

Join the Soft Scrub Club and you can print two coupons to Buy One Get One Free Soft Scrub Cleanser. http://www.softscrub.com/members/add After you verify your address, go to the blue "Member Exclusive Offers" button on the left side. You'll have to enter your name and email address again to get the link to the printable coupon.

You can request $2 in coupons for Gain laundry detergent by mail from P&G when you text GAIN13 to 599-99

Going shopping- be sure to check out http://printable-coupons.blogspot.com/ first. Great coupons available for various stores.

McDonald's
offering new Winter Celebration Coupon Booklets for just $2 each Inside you’ll find 12 free food coupons, including:
1 Free Small McCafe Coffee Coupon
2 Free Hamburger Coupons
3 Free Small Cone Coupons
3 Free Apple Juice or Milk Jug Coupons
3 Free Apple Dippers or Small Fries Coupons
These coupons expire 3/31.

Become a Facebook Fan of Sunbelt Granola Bars and get a printable coupon for a free box of granola bars when you buy a box. This coupon expires on 2/18.

Sign up to receive the new coupon booklet for natural and organic products from Mambo Sprouts. http://www.mambosprouts.com/sign-up.php?utm_source=sidebar&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=startsaving

FREE Nivea Body Wash this week at Target. Here’s what you do:
Buy 1 Nivea Body Wash (16.9 oz) at $2.99
Use $1/1 Target web coupon
Use $2/1 coupon from 1/3 Red Plum insert
Final Price = FREE

Get 3 free folded 5x7 photo cards from Shutterfly. Follow the instructions below to load your coupon code into your account. Be sure to order your free cards before this offer expires on February 2. If you have all 3 cards send to yourself, shipping is 99 cents.

Here's how to load that coupon code into your account:
1. Log in to Shutterfly and click on "My Account" at the very top right. Or sign-up for a new account and get 50 free prints.
2. Look at the bottom of the page for the "Enter Special Offer Code" to load the coupon code 3FREECARDS into your account.
3. You can then see it when you click on "My Special Offers" and it will ask you anytime you checkout if you'd like to apply it to your order. The expiration date is February 2, 2010.
4. Just pay shipping when you create your three free folded 5x7 photo cards. When you use your coupon it does not apply towards shipping which should cost only $0.99 if you have all three cards sent to yourself.

You can order 50 free 4x8 or 5x7 photo cards ($24.50 to $39.50 value) using the coupon code newbaby (type in that code in lowercase) at SeeHere by Fujifilm. Shipping & handling will cost $4.99 for either size.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Diet? What the heck is a diet?



If they could talk, I bet they'd be saying "We don't want no stinkin' diet! Put some of that food in our bowl human!"

But after putting on a pound each this past year and the vet warning us to watch it- I decided to stop leaving food out for the cats. Bailey used to regulate himself but with the addition of Louie to the family and competition over food, I think that has caused a few extra pounds on my babies. So a diet it is. Man is it hard though looking at those faces and hearing pleading meows for food and not giving in until lunch or dinner time.

I did try an experiment this weekend though with Bailey, aka laziest cat in the world. Doesn't matter how many toys we buy him, he will just spoon with them in his sleep instead of getting some exercise and playing with them. So I waited until he was good and hungry, grabbed some dry food in my hand and threw piece after piece...making him run to get it. I think he got more exercise in one day than he had gotten in years!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Slickdeals for the New Year

Harris Teeter is doing Super Doubles this week (starts Jan. 6) which means they'll double your coupons up to $1.98. A great time to go through your $1+ coupons and get some free food! This is a great forum to check out to see what deals other people are finding http://forums.savvydollar.org/viewtopic.php?t=12472&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

There are two new promo codes ABTS25 and SNSV25 to get a free one-night movie rental with at your local Redbox. You can only use one code per transaction, so if you want to use more than one code just make two transactions.

Get a Free Month supply of Pedigree Dog Food if you adopted a dog in 2009. Adopting a dog is a rewarding experience–and here's how their helping to make it a little more rewarding: When you adopt a shelter dog, they'll give you a free month's supply of PEDIGREE® Food For Dogs*. It's their way of saying “thank you” for helping us help dogs. http://www.pedigree.com/03Adoption/Adopt-A-Dog/Adopt-Free-Food/default.aspx

Target has LeapFrog books on sale for $9.99 this week. Plus, if you go to www.coupons.com you can print a $4 off coupon to bring the price down to $5.99.

Don't have a calendar yet? Shutterfly is offering a free one. Get a free 16"x10" Calendar Poster ($19.99 value) with the coupon code FREECALENDAR. You do still need to pay shipping of $4.99.

Another free photo calendar offer. York Photo is offering a free 10"x5" Desk Calendar when you use the code NEWYEAR at checkout ($8.99 value) and you pay shipping of $5.99. http://www.yorkphoto.com/home/

Download 2 Cds for the price of 1 at amazon.com. Buy a $7.99+ MP3 Album and you will get an email offering a free $5 MP3 Album. You must make your purchase before Sunday, January 10.

If you have a Dunkin Donuts Giftcard register it before 2/7/10 and an additional $2 will be added to your card. https://www.dunkindonuts.com/card/Register.aspx?icid=fas_000026

Get a free lip gloss with any purchase at Victoria's Secret. Print this coupon to take to the store.

Get a free sample of Slim-Fast Peanut Butter Crunch Time snack bar from Sam's Club (no membership number required). Click on the yellow button "Get a Sample Now". http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?catg=14794

If you resolved to eat more fruit this year....well it'd be a whole lot better covered in candy, right?! Get a free sample of a gourmet apple here http://ivanmog.com/freesamp.html

Save $5 off 5 Healthy Choice meals. http://www.healthychoice.com/index.jsp?olb=true

A list of various websites to download coupons from:

http://print.coupons.com/Couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=13306&zid=iq37&nid=10

http://couponbar.coupons.com/couponbarwebedition.asp?cid=14529143

http://www.heyitsfree.net/smartsource/

http://printable-coupons.blogspot.com/

http://www.cheerios.com/promotions/Begin/Default.aspx

http://www.honeynutcheerios.com/NonChallenge.aspx

http://www.specialk.com/products/coupons

http://www.specialk.com/register/offer/

http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/coupons.aspx

http://www.pgeverydaysolutions.com/pgeds/pg-brandsaver-samples-coupons.jsp

http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/coupons/

http://www.campbellkitchen.com/coupon.aspx

http://www.healthychoice.com/index.jsp?olb=true

https://www.bettycrocker.com/coupons-promotions/coupons/default.aspx?WT.ac=homepage_05-01-2008