Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day is Tomorrow

With the state of the economy these days, I find it really hard to justify spending tons of money on a nice dinner, flowers, cards, candy, etc... for Valentines Day. So, here is a frugal way to celebrate Valentine's Day: The Valentine's Challenge. Thanks The Happy Housewife!

Essentially, you pick a day after Valentine's Day to celebrate. (Who says you can only show each other how much you love each other on February 14th!!!?) Set a budget for each other. The Happy Housewife suggests $10 each. Then, go shopping after Valentine's Day when everything is on sale/clearance. See how much you can get each other...I bet you'll be surprised!

Also, since you're already celebrating on another day besides February 14, use this coupon to eat out at TGIF's and buy one entree get one free! Click here to print the coupon.

Let me know if you will take the challenge on. I will share how we did and I want to hear how you did. Happy Valentines Day!

$5 off $20 purchase at Rite Aid

This is a great coupon, but it's only valid today and tomrrow. Click here to print.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Free Dessert at Fazoli's

Free dessert with the purchase of an adult entree. Includes choice of New York Style Cheesecake, Turtle Cheesecake, Chocolate Overload Torte or Chocolate Chunk Cookie.

Leave me a comment and I'll e-mail you the coupon to print out!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FREE $10 Summit this Wednesday

If you live in Louisville, celebrate Valentine's Day with unique gifts, savings and events from The Summit! Whether you want to pamper yourself or surprise a loved one, The Summit stores and restaurants want to spread the love.

FREE $10 gift card to The Summit.
Wednesday, February 11th
Guest Services, located across from Ulta Cosmetics.
For the first 250 participants only. No purchase necessary. One per person, while supplies last.

I couldn't verify this on their website, however, I saw this on the Courier-Journal-moms like me forum. So, it should be legit! Good luck!

Kroger Savings 2/10

This has been one of my best weeks yet! I wasn't expecting to do so well.

Here's how I did:

Value of Products: $80.82
Total OOP: $38.86 or 53% Savings!
Here are some highlights!

Yo-Plus Yogurt on sale $4/2
-Cellfire coupon $1.00/1 - (click here to load to your Kroger card)
-MFR coupon $1.50/1 (you can print $1/1 here)
=FREE (plus $0.50 overage)

5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks on sale $1.79
- 2 MFR coupons SS 1/4 for $0.50/2 doubled
=$1.09 each
*Bonus: If you buy 5 at one time, a catalina prints out for $3.50 off your next purchase!*

Kroger Sour Cream $1
- Kroger coupon mailed to me for $1/1

Honey Nut Cheerios on sale $1.67
- $0.30 off for Daytona Deal
- $0.55/1 printable coupon
=$ 0.82

2 Cottenelle Toilet Paper 4-pk $0.99 each
- 2 $0.50/1 printable coupons doubled

4 Airwick Aerosol Airfresheners closed-out for $.50 each
- 2 B1G1 FREE coupon from recent insert
= $0.25

Don't forget:
1/2 gallon milk is only $1!!!!! (hint: you can stock up and freeze milk for baking!)

Make sure you look at the meat that's reduced to can use it up or freeze it! I bought Chicken thighs for only $1.44. I bought some drumsticks to and am going to attempt making fried chicken for the first time. Wish me luck!

Check out The New Frugal Mom to see how she did and how others did this week!

You can also visit Southern Savers and Mommies with Cents to see a more detailed list of sales/deals this week.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Free Dessert at Butterfly Garden Cafe

For those of you that live in Louisville, Butterfly Garden Cafe just sent me an e-mail about free dessert with purchase:

For our Valued Customers: Free Dessert at Butterfly Garden Cafe!!

Please print out this email for a complimentary dessert with purchase of a large salad, whole sandwich, or combination meal.

Valid through February 28, 2009. Please limit one per customer.-


I love this place. It's so quaint, cute and delicious! If you are interested in this deal, please leave me a comment on this post with your e-mail address and I'll forward you the e-mail.

Free Redbox Rental

Here's the code for today only: 25CH63

Remember, it can only be used today. However, you can use it once on each debit/credit card you have! Be sure to return it by 9 p.m. tomorrow so as not to be charged.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Drugstore Sunday!

The drugstore sales started today and I made my rounds this week to CVS and Walgreens. Here's how I did:

I did my Walgreens shopping in two transactions.

Transaction #1:
Gillette Embrace Razor on sale for - $8.99

-used 2.00 coupon from 2/1 insert

Total OOP: $7.53
Register Rewards Received: $6.00
Total Spent: $1.53 - 83% Savings

Transaction #2:
Windex on sale - $2.50
Windex Wipes on sale - $2.50
Schick Quattro for Women on sale - $4.99
2 Scrubbing Bubbles Wipes on sale - $2.50 each
Thermacare Heat Wrap on sale - $2.49
Snapple - $1.19
2 Reusable bags on sale - 2/$1

Coupons used:
-$1.00 Windex
-$3.00/2 Scrubbing Bubbles
-$1.50 Windex Wipes
-$0.50 Snapple (peelie from package at Kroger)
-$2.00 Schick Quattro from Walgreens EasySaver Catalog (found in store)
-$2.00 Schick Quattro from past insert

-$6.00 Register Rewards used from transaction #1

Total OOP: $4.80
Total Spent: $10.80 (66% Savings!)

Here are my CVS Deals:

2 Pamper's Easy-ups - $12.49 (on sale $9.99 each)
Madagascar 2 - $24.99 (on sale $19.99)
Dawn dishsoap - $1.99 (on sale $0.99)

Coupons /Deals used:
-$2.00 off Easy-ups
-$2.00 off Easy-ups
-$15.00 off Madagascar when you buy $20 worth of specified products

Subtotal: $21.96 plus tax
ECB's Used: $7.49
Total OOP: $15.58
Total Spent: $23.07 (49% Savings)