Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone enjoys their Halloween!

OVER! I want to remind everyone that today is the last day to enter the contest for the Flower hair bows from Bellas Bows. Click here to see the contest and comment! OVER!

Also, don't forget to go shopping tomorrow and the rest of the week for Halloween clearance! Get your costumes for next year! Get decorations for next year! Get candy if you don't think you got enough already. Have fun!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Childrens Place

This week at the mall, The Children's Place is having a huge sale. Take 50% off the already reduced price. I got sweaters and shirts between 3-5 dollars. There are some good deals there for girls, but not really for boys. I think there were like 6 clearance racks for girls but only 2 for boys. There are coupons out there to get 15% off, what a deal! Even without the coupons, its a great deal!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

One thing that I like to do on Halloween is to have Pizza for dinner. Its fast, easy and good. There are a few great sales this week on pizza.

*Harmon's has Digorno, California pizza kitchen and tombstone pizza on sale for 5 for $15. They are also offering a rebate form for 15 dollars off your purchase of 5 pizzas. So 5 free pizzas. You can pick up the rebate form in Harmon's. Check out their ad for more details.

The Digorno and California pizza kitchen pizzas are the single size pizzas for 1 person, but the tombstone pizzas are the regular size ones.

*Target is also having a deal on pizza. buy 3 Digorino pizzas (Regular size) 3 for $16 + a $5.00 gift card to use on your next purchase! The will give you the gift card at the register.

*Papa Murphy's, good ol' Papa Murphy's Jack O' lantern pizza only $5.99 each. Usually they have a limit of 3. This sale will go until Halloween night.

Any of these deals would be awesome for your beer pizza rebates if you haven't used them yet!

Monday, October 27, 2008

OVER Bellas Bows Giveaway! OVER

Bellas Bows has given me 2 flower daisies to give away to 2 winners. One pink one, and one lavender one. Winners will get one flower each. Here is her blog. I did a review of Bellas bows, check here.

Here are the rules:

1. Post a comment to enter the drawing.
2. Anonymous comments are not allowed.
3. You may only enter once.
4. October 31st will be the last day to comment.
5. Winners will be announced on November 2nd.
6. Winners will be selected randomly.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mervyns going out of business!

I love to shop at Mervyns for my kids clothes and shoes. They had some great sales. I am sad to see them go out of business, but them going out of business means 1 good thing... Liquidation sale! everything must go. I have heard rumor that they must have everything gone by January so watch for some great prices from Mervyns.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Free Halloween Candy at Albertsons

Albertsons has some great sales this week that will get you free halloween candy. 6 Hot pockets (coupons for these from paper inserts), 2 Hawaiian punch, and 2 Graham crackers were the ones I got. there are a few more. Buy a certain amount of each product and get a free bag of candy, or pizza. Must have the instore coupon, they are found all over the store at the Orem locations, and are in the ads. Free bounty paper towels when you spend 25 dollars or more! Great deals!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Great Price on Chicken at Maceys!

Boneless chicken breasts are $1.19 a lb at Maceys this week. The only problem is you have to buy 40 lbs totaling $47.60. Great deal if you have the freezer space! This sale will go until Oct 28th.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

10 Free 2-Liters at Albertsons

Sunkist Orange, Seven Up, and A&W Root Beer are $1.00 each at Albertsons. If you buy 10, a rebate will print at the register for $10.00 back. You just mail it in with the items circled on the reciept and they will give you your $10.00 back! Its that easy!

Sunkist Orange, Seven Up, and A&W Root Beer are the only ones that will trigger the Catalina rebate, even though all the flavors are on sale.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rite Aid- Free TV Converter Box

You can get a TV converter box from rite aid for free this week with the Government issued coupon. go to this site: Sign up for your coupons and get your free box! You can go in get a raincheck while you wait for your coupon to come (if they don't have any in the store).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Orem Library- Lap Time

The Orem public Library has this thing called Lap time. Its for babies and toddlers. Its held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, every week. It is so much fun! Someone comes and helps moms and babies sing and do finger plays. Some of the people are great! others not so great! but the kids love them no matter what! It starts at 10 am and lasts 20 minutes, and right after is Story Time. We tried that once, but had to leave early because my daughter is too young. That is for older kids.

Its free, and fun!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bellas Bows

I have a little girl and I love to do her hair. I love to experiment and make it cutesy and frilly. I found a blog that sells bows, flower clips, and beanies and more! Its called Bellas Bows. I just got my order and was thrilled!

Everything was perfect, she put them on a card to make them stay in place, and in little baggies, everything arrived perfect!

I ordered 1 beanie, 7 -2 inch flower clips, 2 bows, 2 large flowers. She was so nice, she threw in an extra 2 inch flower for free! These are great quality and exact color match of the pictures.

Here are pictures of some of the things I ordered.

I traded box tops for them! She needs box tops for her daughters school in Tooele that has just opened up, Settlement Canyon Elementary. She is looking for as many box tops as she can get. She also sells them, at a decent price of course.

If you are interested email her at , she is easy to work with, and responded quickly to my emails. She got my order so fast! If your looking for bows, or beanies, or any accessories, check out her blog. I highly recommend Bellas Bows!

PS: A little preview: I will be doing a give away on my blog sometime this week. I will be giving away a couple of 2 inch flowers from Bellas Bows!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The search is over!

I finally found a Halloween outfit for my son!I found it at Kmart! Its a cute Dinosaur, and I think it will be really cute on him. their costumes are all on sale, it was only 12 dollars!

Anyway, While I was at Kmart, I looked around at all their clothes. They have been having a clearance sale, its been going on for a while, but there was some cute stuff left. I was getting outfits for babies for only 1.99. Check it out, there is still some cute stuff left!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

So, I haven't found my 12 month a costume yet. Well actually that isn't true. I found him one at the DI for only 4 dollars. I have been looking for a costume for him for about 2 months.This week, I started frantically looking. I have a family party to go to on Sunday, and no costume for my son! so after going to the mall 3 times this week, and going to savers every day and finding nothing, I decided to go to Old Navy, Ross, and Tj Max with no luck. So headed to the DI. I was desperate to find anything. I found a decent one. Not my first choice, but I didnt care at this point, I was just happy to find anything and be done with looking!

I took it home and washed it, and it was so nice and clean. I tried it on him. It didnt fit! It was too small, he couldnt move his little legs, he couldnt crawl, he just kept rolling around and screaming.

So here I am with no costume for my son. I am so sad. Anyway I came acrossed this website. Not really helpful for me in my situation, but could be helpful for you. And I though some of the ideas were pretty funny and creative. Here it is.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Great Sales at the Mall this week!

I went to the mall on Monday and Wednesday, and Thursday this week, you could call me a Mallaholic! I found some great deals at the mall this week!

Bath and Body Works is giving away a free lambi with any 15 dollar purchase. These are so cute and soft. The come in great with black, all black, white with brown, white with pink. On Monday I got the black one. I really want the white with brown one too! They spray one of their new scents on it too. Also with any purchase you get a gift guide. It has upcoming products and coupons in it! I got some wall flowers. Monday was the last day for the wall flowers. I just happened to be in there on Monday and got lucky. But go in and get a lambi!

Macy's had baby clothes and kid clothes for really cheap. I got some whole outfits for only $4.99, and some shirts for my daughter for 4.99. While I was there I was talking to an employee. She said they were going to have their 2 day sale today and Saturday. Also she said there will be trick or treating both days, and kids can dress up in costume and everything!

Mervyns is having a take 50% off the already 75% off price sale! I got a bunch of kids clothes, and jewelry and other items for really cheap! I am talking 2 dollars each!

The Childrens Place was having a sale too! So many sales this week! I got these two shirts for 4,99 each. Which I think is a bit much, but they were really cute.

Gymboree had clothes including these shorts for $4.99. I got these Bermuda shorts for my daughter. I didn't know they made these for kids!

I also saw a Kiosk for a store called Twilight Fanfare, for all of us Twilight Fans. They had all their items for up to 50% off! I would have stopped, but my kids were done!

Lots of sales at so many stores! I didn't even look at them all. Mariposa is going out of business and all their clothes are marked down.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wendys Frosty Coupons Are Here!

Every Halloween Wendy's has a coupon book for free frostys. They are 1 dollar and have 5 coupons for free Jr. frostys in each book. So basically its 5 frostys for 1 dollar or 20 cents each!

You have to wait until after Halloween to use them but they are good until Feb 9th.

I got 4 books because we have 4 people in our family. That makes it so we can go 5 times for a special treat for family night. We Love Wendys!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Hair Stylist.

I am very picky about my hair. If I like my hair, then I am a happy mom.

I went without cutting my hair for about a year because I had a bad experience with a hair stylist. I couldnt find one that I liked and refused to go to just anybody. I hate when people say its just hair, it will grow back, because it takes like 3 months to grow back! I want to look cute now!

One day my husband came home with this business card and said I should go to her to get my hair cut. I was very hesitant because the previous experience was really bad! I made the appt and have never looked back since!

I found her at the Metropolitan Salon in Provo, Charisse Williams. If you are looking for a new hair stylist, I highly recommend Charisse.

She cuts my hair exactly the way I want. I have always wanted long hair, but my hair is so thick and has a weird calic that makes it look like I have been wearing a pony tail. I have always had it short because I didn't know any other way.

I went into my first appt with Charisse, I remember the conversation like it was yesterday. I told her that I would like long hair, but I cant wear my hair long. and she said why? Why couldn't you have it long? and I said, I don't know, its too thick, I have never been able to have it long. and she said, If you want it long, we can do it long. And she did it long, and I have never gone back. I went from short and poofy to long and in style. She thinned my hair like you wouldn't believe. I didn't know hair could be thinned! I wish someone would have told me sooner! But now I love it, and I am growing it longer and longer.

She is fantastic!

Check out The salon's Blog. You can read about Charisse and other stylists at the Metropolitan Salon.

Metropolitan Salon
230 N University Ave
Provo UT 84601

Call Charisse to make an appointment:

Don't forget to tell her Flip sent you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pizza or Deli Rebate

Here is one of the latest beer rebates. It would be good to use it on Papa Murphy's pizza. Get some free pizza! Or really cheap! I am not sure the prices on the pizza, but whatever you spend, you will get 15 back!

Save $15 on Deli items, Pizza or Chicken-minimum purchase of $15 required.
Offer valid on all deli items, including meats, cheese, platters or trays, chicken, fresh take ’n bake or frozen pizza, and all prepared foods from the deli.
no beer purchase required. Compliments of Budweiser.
Purchase must occur between 10/1/08 – 11/30/08. Received by 12/15/08

I have a few extra of these rebate forms if anyone wants them.

Monday, October 13, 2008

EZ Take Out

We decided to try a new place to eat instead of our "usual" Chinese. We tried the EZ Take Out.
We had never been there before, and I can say we will never go back. The place wasn't bad, it was just over priced, and I felt like I could make the stuff at home and it would taste the same (or better).

We ordered 2 double burger combo meals and 1 burger for the kids to share. We got our meal and the burger patties were so thin that the 2 patties were actually like 1 normal sized patty. The meat was thin, but they tasted really good. (just not worth the money)

The fries were the shoe string fries you can buy at the store for .99 cents a bag. The didn't serve many with your meal, they came in this tiny tray. I was really shocked. One double patty combo meal cost $6.50.

We decided to try the "Wild Fries" with one of the meals, which are the shoe string fries covered with the "Special Sauce" then covered with cheese and fried onions. I didn't like them, but my husband did. He had to us a fork to eat them though. They cost .50 cents extra so his meal was 7.00.

They are having a special on their regular 1 patty burgers for .99 cents. We both agreed that it was a great deal for the burger for the kids. It was really big, and fed them nicely.

So the food was ok, but not worth the money. We will just have to keep going to Apollo Burger. It to is pricey, but so good! But thats for another review!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Halloween Clearance

I went to Michaels and Roberts during the week, and they had their Halloween clearance at 50% off. They have some dang cute stuff.

I would still wait until it got closer to Halloween to buy anything because they might drop even more. But just keep an eye out at all stores for their Halloween clearance.

Stores used to clearance their holiday stuff the day after the holiday, but it seems that the last few years they have been putting it on clearance weeks before the holiday has even come.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jump On It

I love to take my kids to Jump On It. I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old. Well guess what? Kids 3 and under are free! So I take the kids, and I watch them play and leave when we want to.

The nice thing about Jump On It, is that there are 2 jumping areas. One for older kids, and one for kids 4 ft and under (and their parents).

I see coupons around for Jump on it for the older kids. But if you have kids 3 and under, Free is great!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Host a House Party

What is a house party? Its a party that you host from your home, you get a lot of free product, coupons, and samples for you and your guests. Its a way to keep friends and families connected.

Check out this link to apply for your own house party!

Sign up and receive emails about upcoming house parties.

Basically a company wants their product to get out there so they form a party around their products and let you try their products for free. You have to apply, and you don't always get accepted to host the party.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Winder Farms?

Ok, now its my turn to ask you all a question. What are your thoughts on Winder Farms?

I am looking into starting with them. There is a really great deal right now, goes until Oct 31, you can get it from the Utah Milk Man Gary. But you must sign up through him to get this deal.

I know that the products are more expensive, but I am concerned for my children and all the hormones that go into food now. I am willing to pay more, when I get discounts on other things.

I am interested in your experiences with Winder, and what products you like and anything else you think I should know about them. You can help me decide whether or not to sign up!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Haunted Village

Among the shadows lurk the Terrors of the past Haunted Village at This is the Place Heritage Park.

I found coupons at the Orem Maceys for 2 for 1 admission, or $5 off 15.00 admission. (not recommended for children under 12) At the customer service desk.

The site says the coupons are available at Macey's and Dans

Fine print on coupon:
2 for 1 valid Monday- Thursday. $5 off valid Friday and Saturday. Must present coupon at the time of purchase Valid October 10-31,2008. Not to be used with any other offer or membership discount.

Haunted House are costing more and more each year, this could save you a bit if you have a tradition to go, or just want to go to one this year!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Candy

This week Rite Aid has halloween candy on sale for $1.99 for a fun size bag of Reese's, Hershey's or Snickers.

There are coupons out there for Hershey's, Reese's or Kit Kat size bags $1 off 3. and
M&Ms, Snickers, Milky Way, 3Musketeers, Twix, Skittles, Starbursts, $1 off 2.

$1.65 for Reese's or Hershey's

$1.49 for Snickers

Now is a great time to stock up!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A little Tip about P&G Inserts...

Once a month the P&G insert comes in the paper. The coupons usually expire in one month. I decided to stop cutting them, keeping them around for when I need a coupon out of there. I only use one or two coupons out of there each month, It saves me so much time! Time saved not having to cut them, and time saved not having to throw them out of my binder when they expire!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Keeping Track

I am going to share my cool toy with everyone. My husband made this for me because he is awesome. Its a spread sheet that tracks rebates, stores you go to, original cost of Items, how much you spend, and save. It is great for comparing months, seeing your spending go down, and your savings go up!

Download Now

Saturday, October 4, 2008

To Kill A Mockingbird~Free from Orem Public Library

If you are an Orem Resident, and like to read, the Orem Public Library is giving away a free copy of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird until October 17th. Only 1 copy per household.

Here is more information from there website:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Walgreens $5 off $20 purchase

Oct 3rd and 4th only. Another coupon from Walgreens!

Unfortunately, Walgreens has changed their fine print of the coupons, it now says excludes postage stamps. There are other exclusions so read carefully.

The coupon states that you have to use all coupons and discounts before you use this coupon, so you have to spend 20 dollars after all your coupons.

Here is the printable coupon:

Remember the sale is today and tomorrow only!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in Concert

The legend of Sleepy Hollow is at the Historic American Fork Amphitheater October 3rd, 6-11th, and 13th.

When purchasing tickets online, enter the code SLEEPY08 for $5 off family ticket, or $1 off individual ticket!

From the site:

A Utah family friendly Halloween tradition, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in Concert brings Washington Irving's Headless Horseman to life with music performed by orchestra, sound effects artist, and fully costumed chorus and narrator. A Story in Concert™, Sleepy Hollow offers a complete story-telling experience supported by the mediums of music, theater and festival.

The perfect Halloween activity for kids (and a great date night) Sleepy Hollow ranks high among Halloween treats for Utah families. Please enter the Sleepy Hollow site for ticket prices and show information and to discover more about our colonial Harvest Festival, complete with historic games and activities for the whole family.

You can visit the site for more details:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Target In-Store Coupons

Target has in-store coupons on their website at, that you can use with or without manufactured coupons to get a better deal.

Instructions to get to their coupons:
1. Go to
2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page
3. Click on Super Target coupons + Specials
4. Click the big red print button ( Valid coupons must be printed with the red "Print" button.)
5. All the coupons should be checked, you can un-check any coupon you don't want.
6. Press Print

The great thing about these coupons is that you can print them right from your target store computers. The same machines that do the baby and wedding registries will take you to You can save paper and ink.