Monday, February 23, 2009

FREE Pancakes at IHOP Tomorrow!

Tomorrow on Feb. 24th - stop in to your local IHOP to get a FREE stack of Pancakes from 7am-10pm. They are taking donations for the Children's Miracle Network! You may want to call ahead to make sure they are participating in the deal!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Headed to Thailand for 2 weeks!

Well today is the day we are heading out for our 2 week vacation to Thailand to visit my uncle Pat, who works out in Bangkok! I am hoping to put some pictures of our trip up during the week, so stay tuned. Unfortunately, I wont be able to post any deals for the next 2 weeks. Well it is time to spend some time in the sun and relax!

Soon to be soaking up the sun,

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mylanta Money Maker - CVS

There is another Money Maker at CVS here in the Lafayette area! I wanted to verify this deal first before posting it because this is the 2nd week of this deal...the first week it wasn't available in the Lafayette area...but now it is! Here are the details.

Currently cherry and mint flavored Mylanta ultimate strenth bottles are 50% off, which makes them $3.50. Use these $2 off 1 Mylanta coupons (you can print 5 of these coupons...since the limit at CVS is 5), which makes them now $1.50 each. Then you will get $3 in ECB's back for each one (limit 5)!

I did this just yesterday...used $5 in ECB's and got back $15! BTW...the CVS on 26 are out of these mylantas as of yesterday.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More Redbox Movie Codes

Here are 2 more codes for 1st time Redbox users or **if you have a debit or credit card you have never used before to rent movies** to get a FREE Redbox movie. As far as I have heard it is unclear how long these codes are good it doesn't hurt to try them and see what happens. Plus you can use these codes anytime during the week!

Codes for 1st time users or 1st time credit/debit cards


p.s. aren't the only person happy that I have put up the Monday Redbox codes...thanks for the note! ;O)

Venus Breeze Razors at Target

Here is a deal at Target for the new Venus Breeze Razors at Target...although they arent free...they are still at a good price if you need to get a new razor!

Target Price: $7.94
Target Venus Coupon: $3 off 1
MFG coupon (P&G 2/8/09): $2 off 1
Total Price: $2.94

Thanks "To Save a Penny" for this deal.

FREE sample of Huggies Soft Wipes

Here is a link to get a FREE sample of Huggies Soft Wipes for all you that may have little ones at home!


Monday, February 16, 2009

FREE Arby's Curly Fries - 2/16/09

Arby's are giving away a FREE Medium Curly Fries every Monday if Matt Kenseth wins a Nascar Race on Sunday. Just bring in the race results to any Arby to redeem your fries. I guess last year Arby's gave away the fries 3x's! Here is the news article about the deal.

Matt Kenseth won the Daytona 500 yesterday, so grab your local sports section and head to Arby's!


Walgreens - 6 bags of Hersey Kisses for $1

Here is a deal found by Money Saving Mom! Thanks!

At Walgreens, bags of Hersey Kisses are onsale for $2/bag. Use (3)$2/2 coupons from 1/25 SS inserts. The total will be $6 dollars OOP, but submit receipt to the Easy Savor Rebate for Feb. and get back $5...making it be $1 for all 6 bags!


FREE Redbox Movie Rental Monday!

Well it is time agian for the FREE Redbox Movie Rental Code for Monday at any Redbox location! You can get more than one FREE rental by using a second or third credit card. They only charge your card if you don't bring it back on time the next evening!

Redbox Code = M7DM23


Watch Glenn Beck tonight! Why Socialism is Bad!

Glenn Beck is one of my favorite "news" shows out there, and I encourage everyone to watch his show all week at 5pm on Fox News. His topic this week are two fold.

1.) He is going to talk about why Socialism is bad for us and
2.) He will be going through some major "what if" worse case scenerios to help you prepare for what maybe coming in the future.

If you have never seen his show before, he really tells you how things are and he uses a lot of common sense (something that Washington doesnt have!)

Remember - Fox News at 5pm = Glenn Beck!


Neutrogena Money Maker - CVS

Here is a deal made known by "The Thrifty Mama!" Thanks!

Buy 2 Neutrogena products and get $10 in ECBs back. Well I guess the facial bar soaps are ringing up in this deal and they are only $2.99 each. So buy 2 and use ecbs if possible and get $10 ecbs back! This is a great way to increase your ecbs!

Happy shopping,

Sunday, February 15, 2009

FREE Hot Chocolate!

Here is a link to get some FREE samples of Malcolm's Hot Chocolate! I love hot chocolate, but have never tried this company's brand before! Hope it is as good as they say!


Kroger & Meijer Deals - 2/15/09

Here are the deals going on at Meijer and Kroger for this week! Thanks to Cincinnati Cents! Hope everyone's sunday is going well!



My CVS Trip - $46.28 in savings!

Good morning everyone,

You maybe wondering why I have been posting recently, since I announced my "retirement" from my coupon blog. I have decided to post when I can, and it wont be everyday. So, make sure you continue to look at the blogs I had listed below to get all the great deals. Plus, I will be blogging a lot about our economy as well.

Here is my CVS trip this morning before work! I LOVE CVS!!!

(2) Colgate Total Toothpaste 4.2 oz (sale for $2.99 get $2.99 ecbs limit 2)
*$1.50 off coupons x2
(6) Herbal Essence Shampoo & Condition (sale for $2.99 get $1 ecb limit 5)
*$3 off 2 coupons x3
(1) Suave 2:1 shampoo/conditioner (onsale for $2)
*coupon for FREE suave product
(2) Johnson Buddy Soap
*$1 off coupon x2
(1) CVS Listerine 250 ml bottle
*coupon for FREE CVS listerine
(1) 20 oz. Diet Mountain Dew
** had $5 off $30 purchase at CVS coupon as well
Total: $45.27
CVS instore savings: $12.69
CVS coupons: $7.59
MFG coupons: $17.00
ECBs uses: $9.00
Total Savings: $46.28 (102% savings)
Total: $-1.01
Tax: 1.12
Total OOP: $0.11
ECBs recieved: $10.98 (increase of $1.98) Yeah!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

CVS & Walgreen's Deals 2/15/09

Well thankfully, I will be able to roll-over my ECBs tomorrow before we go on our 2 week vacation to Thailand. Currently the ECBs I have will expire while in Thailand, but there are some good deals on shampoo and conditioner going on this week. Time to stock up. Also there is more FREE toothpaste for our Food Pantry at church! I also got a $5 off $30 CVS purchase in my email account that is good thru Sunday (so check you emails too!). Here are the links to the deals courtesy of the Freebie Blogger! Thanks!



Friday, February 13, 2009

Where the JOBS are actually being created!

Here is the true picture of Obama's job creation....BIG GOVERNMENT! We as American's are in real TROUBLE!

If you want to stand up for the basic American Liberty and want to help make a change to help get this country back to what our founding fathers' truely believed for our country....check out and sign up with this great grassroots campaign created by RON PAUL, the biggest voice for American Liberties out there. The site is Campaign for Liberty! Check it out and get involved!

"Give me Liberty or give me death"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

FREE Dayspring Card from Family Christian Store

Ok, one more post! I couldnt pass this one up, since my wife and I are big fans of the Family Christian Bookstore. So here is a coupon to get a FREE Dayspring card from them...and Valentine's day is coming up guys....hint hint! Hence, the coupon is good up until Valentine's day! :O)


Friday, February 6, 2009

All good things must come to an END.

I have been writing on this blog for over a year now, which is much longer than I would of ever imagined. It has morphed from my hiking blog to a blog on ecomonics to finally a blog on couponing and being frugal!

I have come to realize though that keeping up a couponing/frugal blog is VERY time consuming. This has affected my walk with Christ and my relationship with my wife. I have been spending too much time online instead of in the Bible and paying enough attention to my wife. She has reminded me several times that I spend to much time online! I am thankful for her accountablity!

So, with much regret I am making this my last blog post on couponing and being frugal. I will probably be posting some more posts in the future when I go back and finish my Appalachian Trail Hike, so stay tuned if that interests you. I plan to go to Trail Days in Damascus, VA in May and also hike 2 weeks on the AT in October...hoping to get to New Jersey from Harper's Ferry!

So for all you that are following me for couponing, here are my 10 favorite blogs in no particular order! These blogs will easily fill the void that my blog will leave.

1. I am Frugal
2. Money Saving Mom
3. The Freebie Blogger
4. Lizzy Language
5. The Thrifty Mama
6. Stretching a Buck
7. Deal Seeking Mom
8. Bargain Briana
9. The "Cent"sible Sawyer
10. MoneySavingMethods

Again, I am sorry for the abrupt ending of this blog, since most of my readers have just came in December and January. I hope that I helped you get the taste for couponing, and all 10 of these sites are packed full with couponing deals and tips!

God bless,

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Funnies XI

Well it is almost the weekend. Here is a funny comic that you may enjoy.

God bless,

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

FREE Dove Shine Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner sample

Here is a link to get a FREE sample of Dove Shine Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner from the Dove webpage.


FREE Lip Gloss

10,000 WINNERS! Enter to win a Speed Gloss Energizing Lip Shine from Wet n Wild!

To enter, you'll need to type in the Freebie Word found on page 14 in Seventeen's March 2009 issue. Answers must be entered in all lowercase in order to be eligible to win. Good luck!

(code word is energize).


BOGO Free Buffet Coupon

Sign up for this newletter (using a secondary email account to stay away from spam), and get a BOGO FREE buffet coupon to Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Country Buffet, Fire Mountain, or Ryans.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

FREE Mivodesign Scissors.

Here is a link to get a FREE pair of new scissors by Mivodesign.


Monday, February 2, 2009

FREE Redbox Monday Movie Code

Well it is another monday, and also one month down in 2009. This year has gone quickly so far! Here is the monday FREE code to get a Redbox movie at any location! If you want to rent more than one, just use a second credit card. Redbox wont charge the card unless you dont return it the next day!

Monday FREE code = D9P24G


Kroger & Meijer Deals 2/1/09

Here are the sale deals for Kroger and Meijer this week. Sorry I wasn't able to get it up on my blog yesterday. Hope you all have a great week!

Kroger (thanks Cincinnati Cents)
Meijer (thanks Cincinnati Cents)


Sunday, February 1, 2009

President's Benefits

This really opened my eyes up to just how much we pay in keeping out president comfortable and safe! It is absolutely amazing! So here is an article by S.M. Oliva.

"Compensating Incompetence"
By S.M. Oliva

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill wants to limit total compensation for employees of companies receiving government "bailouts" to $400,000 annually -- because nobody should make more money then Barack Obama:

Going forward, you want taxpayers to help you survive? You want the people at your financial institution to have a job tomorrow? Then you are going to have to limit everyone's pay at your company to the same salary the President of the United States makes. Is that so unreasonable? It is eight times the median household income in the United States of America--$400,000 a year. I don't think that sounds like a bad deal. Should these people be making more than the President of the United States? Now, really, should they? They should not be making more than the President of the United States. So every executive going forward could not make more than $400,000 a year, and they have to limit that executive compensation for everyone in their company until they pay back every dime to the taxpayers.

Note that McCaskill speaks of the president's $400,000 "salary," conveniently ignoring the smorgasbord of other compensation and benefits the sitting president receives. The blog Dealbreaker offered a conservative breakdown of Obama's total compensation package:

Cash Compensation:
Salary: $400,000

Room and Board:
55,000 square foot mansion, in historic Washington, D.C.: @ $100/sqft: $5,500,000/yr
Personal Chef / Kitchen Staff: $300,000 / year
Other Servants / Attendants: $500,000 / year

Discretionary Use Of Private Aircraft:
(One of 2 Boeing 747-200Bs "Air Force One"):
Annual Costs: 120 hours @ $65,000/hr: $7,800,000
Annual Costs: 700 hours @ $65,000/hr: $45,500,000

Helicopter Fleet:
Annual Costs: 50 hours @ $5200/hr: $260,000

Other Personnel:
Personal Driver On Retainer (Defensive Tactical Driving Trained) @ $300/day $109,500
Personal Body Guards 35 @ $500/day $6,387,500
Use Of Personal Car 60 days @ $2000/day $120,000

Annual Benefits Total: $59,077,000

Four Years of Same: $236,308,000
Pension And Related Benefits:

Present value of Pension Benefits ($200,000 per year): $2,251,556

Total Benefits: $238,559,556

Average Annual Benefits: $59,639,889

There several more items one can add to this list: Discretionary use of the "presidential retreat" at Camp David; the White House political staff, including a small army of press and communications officers; a $50,000 expense account; a $100,000 nontaxable travel account; a $19,000 official entertainment allowance; and upon retirement, a presidential library maintained by the federal government. Dealbreaker also failed to account for redundancies in certain benefits -- i.e., the president always travels with a "backup" plane and two "decoy" helicopters.

And unlike the private sector, there's no possible "pay for performance" standard for the presidency. A president who runs up a massive deficit for "stimulus" or "liberating Iraq" gets compensated no differently then a president who pursues peace and prosperity. (The president's base salary cannot be diminished while he's in office, under the Constitution.) Indeed, total compensation tends to increase in less bad times when the president's "security" demands even more benefits in the form of additional Secret Service, military equipment, etc