Sunday, July 26, 2009

We're back... Here are a few "Hot" deals

It's a scorcher here today..... Hope your weekend has been sunny as well. We're making our way back to progress here.... Ready to inspire savings and mentor
you towards a "Fuller Life at Half Price"
Free e-Book from Ziploc:
With two Ziploc UPC codes, you can register online to download a 22-page e-book designed to help you create great lunchbox meals:
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) "Rock the Bulb" Tour:
If you live within the PSE service area, this tour of exchanging your standard bulbs for more energy efficent ones (and other events) is for you. Find the location of a tour stop (and bring your 10 bulbs) and more events/promotions here:
Free "Everyday Cheapskate" Email: Subscribe to author Mary Hunt's daily emails with reader ideas and "Everyday Cheapskate" information. All sorts of topics are covered and tips distributed here:
Free Sample Total Cereal:
Free Sample Multi Grain Cheerios (and other Products from
New IP Coupons at
Want to Match Available Coupons with Current Grocery Promotions:
These are great sites with expansive sources and data bases for quickly matching printable coupons and Sunday-insert coupons for getting the most from your money at your favorite stores. Family Time and Money (that's me), does not exist to re-create what these ladies do so fabulously. Visit them and read up on the deals for the week.
Family Time and Money exists to give you the highlights and stand-out deals. I also will share my savings, and detail for you how I did them, so that you can learn along with me. So, don't go away for too long... we're revin' up to offer you more for your time here with us! $25 Gift Certificates for just $2. Current discount coupon code: "NAPKIN" (Expires Tues July 28)
Free Mocha Monday - it's the last Monday in July, so stop by for your free mocha from 7 am to 7pm at McDonalds!
Free Moneywise Women Info and Email: We went to the Moneywise Women conference earlier this year and came home with more than a wealth of vital, valuable financial information. Marcia's book, "The Money Therapist" is an excellent, inspiring read. Get more info here:
More Time & Money Info to follow..... and stay tuned to the debut of our new website!
P.s. Have you visited yet? Tuesday night's live (7PM, PST), chattin' webshow will feature great organizing tips and giveaways!
Plus, view and chat conversation with moms, like you!
You can view past shows at the website and subscribe to receive daily emails full of articles, giveaways and product reviews.
Oak Harbor's Frugal Friends are meeting this Wednesday, July 29 at 1pm. Please email for RSVP and information. We'll share what we've been saving lately (and how), exchange ideas, tools, and coupons) and there'll be freebies too! An evening get-together will be planned -- as well as discussion of a more permanent day/time for our Frugal Friends Day group. (so, send in your vote for time & day) Thanks!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Finds & Updates

24/ : Momservation, Tip Talk, and great giveaways await for YOU and your MOM friends, Tuesday night at 7PM, PST. "Birthdays and Celebrations"; ideas, creativity and more. Sign up at the site for your daily e-letter with giveaways, ideas and great mom-motivating information.

Free Pampers Training Kit:

If you did not get a copy of the Sunday Seattle Times (or major market newspaper in your area), it may not be too late. Inside, there were three doubler coupons for Albertsons and $2.50 off Electrosol. For us in the Seattle area, the Seattle Times is the paper to get on the weekends, as the Smartsource insert includes pages of bonus coupons (as in the case this last weekend), of General Mills coupons and others.

Target Shoppers? One of these days, I'll make it up to our local Target. Many women I know list Target among their favorite places to get a great deal on groceries, etc. Target offers their own printable coupons, which you can combine with manuf or internet printed coupons. Here's a blog which does the "matching" for you. The savings appear impressive! We'd love to hear what you save on your next visit to Target.
(Note: Even if you're not planning a trip to Target, check this blog for links to general printable coupons for use at other stores (besides the Target Specific IP Coupons).

Wendy's Asian Chicken IP $1/1: - "Real Simple" Magazine for just $5

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Free Mocha Mondays
Get a free sample of iced or hot Mocha every Monday until August 3.
Stop in to McDonalds between 7 am and 7 pm on Mondays, and start the working week with a complimentary McCafe Mocha, the sweet side of espresso.
Limit one sample size 8 oz. Mocha or 7 oz. iced Mocha per person per visit.
Limited time only (7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3). While supplies last. At participating McDonalds.

Free Metamucil

Great Coupons from BettyCrocker(IP)

Kelloggs Back to School $10 Rebate
(buy 10 Kelloggs products in ONE transaction, now through September 30:

Five Free Issues to Oprah's "O" Magazine
No Credit Card, No Committment, No Bill: is a great website to become a member of, if you're not already. - Get your Gift Certificates for 70% off, Through July 14
Coupon Code is: "SEVENTY". Join their e-mail list and the new codes will automatically be sent to you when they change promotions

WalMart Free Samples is having a great 4-for-3 promotion in kids books and Adventures in Odyessy CDs (other items as well, I'm sure). In the product description, it will indicate whether the item you are looking for is a participating item.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday/Wednesday Highlights

Free Sample and $5 in coupons:

This Saturday is 7-11's Free Slurpee day ('cause it's 7-11).

Albertsons continues it's Epic Sales Events. Stack the deals with your coupons and you'll do very well. Look for a flyer, in-store with a longer list of participating items.
There are also two coupon-doublers and a $1/$10 for produce.

Safeway: Great prices on pork loin chops .99 and a Fri-Sat-Sunday deal for FosterFarms Whole Chicken .69. Ther are some Safeway coupons, in ad, however they have increased their purchase minimum to $20 (ok if you're already purchasing that amount). You can stack Safeway coupons with an IP or Manuf coupon. (cannot do this at Albertsons).

We're starting up a local Savvy Shoppers Coffee group to encourage and equip one another to get the most from our time and money. We're taking a poll to decide the time/day. Please send your interest and preference to

ISO Hosts: Would you like to host a workshop, either with a group of your friends/family/co-workers -- or would you like to attend a workshop? We have interest in a workshop, need a host and a place. Hosts receive free workshop, guests receive a wealth of tips, tools, freebies, doorprizes and a great start to begin living a fuller life, at half the price. for more information. July Special: $10 workshop fee per person or inquire about larger group presentations.

Begin advocating to collect coupons.... at school, work, family get-togethers, church, or other place help us collect coupons of any type. We'll share these with those that would like to use them. When you've got a bunch to share, please let me know and we'll arrange to get them from you.

24/ : Tonight was another great live webcast and chat. You can view tonights and all other previous webcasts online at their website. Next Tuesday: "Birthdays and Celebrations"; ideas, creativity and more. Coming August 11: "Sharing our Back To School Traditions and Tips". Sign up at the site for your daily e-letter with giveaways, ideas and great mom-motivating information.

Sharing Our Good Deals: The Help House is in need of donations, as this is their "Christmas In July" event. When you see a great deal, perhaps you can give the items, if you cannot/will not use them yourself. Also, we're working to support another small ministry, "Helping Hands" which distributes toiletries and non-food items to those in need. Often Walgreens and other stores give us great opportunities to get basic necessities cheap or free. Hand these items to those who help our neighbors. For more information on either helping organization, please email

Keep Saving, Keep Sharing!

P.s. View Family Fun Ideas, for Whidbey and Beyond --including excerpts of family fun oriented books, helping you to enjoy time with your family this summer:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pardon the Test Post... I think I'm "linked" Now

Hello and welcome to the re-designed, re-named and re-networked blog. Stay tuned, but I just may have solved (I shouldn't say that, I know)...uh hem, I mean successfully linked and networked myself, after some time of being in the lonely, frustrated un-tech dark.

Please read on, follow or at least visit often -- and send the good word out to your friends. Comments, your stories, and your Good Deal Alerts welcome!

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Super Sunday Finds

In the Sunday Papers today, one Coupon Insert from Proctor & Gamble: Featuring $4/1 Febreeze noticables and BOGO Head & Shoulders

A New Month means New IP coupons: there are new printable coupons at

Free Kids Activity Booklet and Coupons from Organic Valley:

Freebies Coming Up This Week, In-Store:

Wednesday Freebie at Arbys, July 8 is Free Orange Creme Swirl Shake with any sandwich purchase!

7-11 (on Saturday, July 11) is offering free slurpees! Read more about it here:

Through the end of July, after 5 p.m. every day, children 12 and under can receive a free kid's meal at any Taco Del Mar location with an adult meal purchase. (MoneySavingMom):

Next Week:
FREE Baja Fish Taco day - July 14th Come in before 2:30pm and receive a free baja fish taco. ONE PER CUSTOMER. Valid between opening time and 2:30 pm (Thank you, CafeMom)

Save $1/1 Wendy's Combo Meal:
Wendy's Coupon: Print $1/1 Premium Combo Meal exp 7/30. (Hint: if you can, hit "cancel" on your printer after you hear the coupon print and you'll save printing the picture).

In The News (or, "What's New Online"):

Read All About It: Magazines for Cheap or Free, and How You Can Profit From Them:

Join Kraft's "First Taste". Receive Coupons:

Join General Mills "Pssst" (samples and coupons on line and by mail):

Register with Luna Bar for their newsletter, and receive a free sample when they're distributing them:

Check back with Walmart, they change their free samples often:

Free Sample of Kotex Overnight:

For the Kids: Free GeoTrax DVD from Fisher Price (Thank You, CafeMom):

Free Sample Emerils Original Seasoning:

Where are the Deal, This Week? (where to look for those money-saving, coupon plus sales equals big deal matches: and Surviving the Stores have your CVS and Walgreens Sales-Matches (as well as grocery Store matches) for this week:

Target Deals (and other stores too) are found at

Keep Savin', Keep Sharin! Join us at our Facebook group, "SavingCentsEveryday" for exchanges of great sales and money saving links!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Where do you find those great Grocery Deals?

Hey! There's a Redbox Code for the weekend, apparently valid through July 7:

A Sweet Reminder: Friday means free chocolate at Mars:

Romance? Here's a free sample of KY "Intrique":

Today's Q & A:
"Amy, where do you find those great grocery Deals? Isn't it 'too much work'?":

I could spend time posting for you lists of matching coupons to sales, but these ladies do it up so well (photos even!) I've decided not to try to "re-create the wheel". I will though, post when I find something great, and I'll let you in on how I saved money this week. Please share your successes too.

We also meet on our Facebook group, which is "SavingCentsEveryday". Join us! You'll find frequently updated good deal alerts - don't miss a thing, and be sure to post your finds as well.

Here are a few that make finding the best deals at Walgreens, Walmart, Safeway, Albertsons, Target and others easy. All you need now is to begin saving and filing those inserts -- you're on your way to cutting those grocery bills in half:

Blog that send you great tips, links to promotions and money saving advice:

In-depth, solid and thought-provoking, money and financial information designed to save you money:

So, now you have the links to saving more at the store....look forward to saving more money, everyday!