Sunday, March 28, 2010

Buying bone-in chicken

At Publix this week, the bone-in chicken was on sale. And as they ran out of the frozen chicken that I was going to get super cheap with all of the coupons to go with it (thank goodness for rain checks), I bought bone-in. Now I usually buy it boneless skinless because I wait for it to go on sale and stock up. But in researching this week on the best way to cook my bone-in chicken breasts, I found this article, basically outlining how you can get some delicious grub from do-it-yourself deboning and deskinning of chicken breasts. And if you read the article, don't be scared by her meal calendar. Wow, the whole month planned at once! I feel super accomplished if I have jotted down seven ideas on a scratch sheet of paper and loosely attached them to the side of my fridge, but hey, some people just have it together, one ENTIRE month at a time.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

30% off at Old Navy

Get 30% off a single item at Old Navy with this printable coupon. Can't be combined with other discounts (like friends and family or employee), but others have reported using multiple coupons in one transaction. So if you buy four shirts, use four coupons.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Free sea salt sample


Free sample of NutraSalt sea salt.

Free organic notepad

Free organic notepad. Scroll to the bottom of the page for info on the notepad.

Free Cream of Wheat sample

Get a free sample of yummy Cream of Wheat.

Free sample of Baby Barn wash and lotion

Free sample of Baby Barn wash and lotion. Their products are "all-natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and extremely effective." Wow, I didn't know soap could be vegan. Well, I guess it is safe to say that I have never seen my soap eat anything at all. So I guess most of the soap in my house is also vegan, or anorexic.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

$30 Coupon Book

Visit Home Made Simple for a free coupon book with $30 of coupons for products like Mr. Clean and Cascade. As if I didn't already have enough reminders that I should be cleaning instead of posting this.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two free bowling games per day

May through September, you can sign up for two free games of bowling per day (at Alley Katz in Gainesville, but other locations nationwide). Shoe rental is not free.
Thanks, Lisa L.!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow codes

Here are some codes for Pampers Gifts to Grow.

Worth 30 pts. each.
Worth 10 pts.

I've been doing this for awhile, and with two babies you know I use a lot of diapers! Sadly I only have about 400 pts. Anyway, since I'm keeping my eye out for more codes to move my sad total up, I thought I'd keep you guys in the loop.

Free Ben and Jerry's ice cream, TODAY

Free scoop of Ben and Jerry's ice cream at from 12-8pm at their stores. The hardest part of this is waiting in line while you watch people walk out with their delicious ice cream cones. The only bonus is that it is that the weather may be slightly un-hot, which it hasn't been in years past. Sweating with four kids in a sometimes enormous line for free ice cream, not pretty.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coupons getting in the wrong hands

I posted the K-mart coupon link, which has worked for some and not for others. It didn't work in our town (Gainesville, FL), and according to some testimonials, K-mart workers were trying to accuse people of distributing forged coupons or making it themselves to steal from K-mart. So I found this story interesting.

It looks like K-mart put out a coupon on the web intending for people in only certain areas to use it, even though it says valid in all stores. I guess they forgot that it is the WORLD-WIDE WEB or, for those of you more savvy users, WWW.

And can I just say that the most frustrating thing for coupon users is to be told that you are trying to steal from a company! Just because you are trying to stay within a budget, you are not a thief. Companies have specials so that you will visit their stores and use their products. It's not stealing; it's patronizing (not the condescending kind). And a good way to get you to not do it is to accuse people of thieving when they are standing at the helm of a crowded check-out lane. Awkward!

Friday, March 19, 2010

$10 off $20 at K-mart

Note: This coupon is dunzo. K-mart is not accepting this coupon at the Gainesville location, but others had success in using it in other areas.

Here's a coupon for $10 off $20 at K-mart. I don't usually shop here, but this could be good for some items like toilet paper or diapers! After the first 40,000, the coupon will change to $5 off $50. Expires 5/15/10.

Friday, March 12, 2010

$1.99 Happy Meals on Tuesday and Thursday

I recently saw a commercial listing this deal. It didn't give an expiration date or specific locations, so I'm assuming it's everywhere and until they randomly decide to be done. Their web site didn't list info on the sale. So try at your own risk, but if it works out, you might have some happy kids along with their happy meals.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free photo canvas from Canvas People

Get a free 8x10 canvas, or use the discounted amount towards the purchase of a larger canvas. You pay for shipping (prices not listed on the site, view at checkout). Visit Canvas People to start creating. When I was on earlier today, I had a hard time getting pictures to upload, maybe because the site was really busy.

Update: I was able to upload a picture. Shipping for 8x10 was $14.95, and shipping for 11x14 was $17.95.

Free sample of InkBGone

While unable to find the trash can, dishwasher, or shoe basket, my kids have a magic sense of how to discover hidden objects around the house, such as any type of permanent ink or paint. Oh, and also Christmas presents, but I don't think InkBGone helps with that.
So visit InkBGone to register and get a free 1 oz. sample of their product, which they said usually sells for $14.99. Made from natural ingredients and designed to get out Sharpie and other permanent markers from leather and more.

Free Sample of Ink-B-Gone


Who doesn't want a magic way to get sharpie off of clothes? Even though your child is not able to find the trash can or their toothbrush, they can somehow find all of the hidden things that they are not allowed to play with, such as any type of permanent ink or paint.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

8 Free 8x8, 20-page photo books from Arts Cow

You have to pay $7.99 for shipping per book (at least that's what it calculated for me), but still a decent deal. They ship from Hong Kong. I've ordered from them before and didn't have a problem with my order. One of their good points is that the books are sewn, not glued, together. But some reviewers said that their Shutterfly photobooks came out with a little better photo quality.

The code for 8 free books is 88820BOOKS. It expires 3/11/10.

The site is here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Family Fun & Fitness Day, March 20, 2010

Mark your calendars for Family Fun & Fitness Day. From 10-1 at Kanapaha. This is one of my favorite things! Lots of free fun to be had with the kids. You won't regret going.
Fitness childrens illustration outside by Matt Hamm.