Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your turkey and stuffing, have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Zoo Lights!

The Hogle Zoo is starting their Zoo lights on Nov 29. It will go from 5 pm-9 pm.

link here


From the Website:

Join us as we flip the switch to turn on our second year of ZooLights!
Opening night festivities include:
  • Santa flips the switch at 5 pm
  • First 200 guests receive a free ZooLights canvas bag!
  • Live music by Go Dog Go and Doc Young's Family Band
  • Opening Night Beastro Special: 1/2 off ZooLights lighted mug - ONLY $4 (regular $8)!
  • Holiday shopping at the Wild Zootique
It looks like a lot of fun if you arnt going anywere for the holidays! A great activity for kids and adults!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday is coming!

Black Friday is coming, get prepared now for your shopping extravaganza. The day after thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. You can check out the deals at blackfriday.com.

I wont be going out this year. There is nothing that I really want. I am all done with most everyone on my list. I love facing the crowds so I will miss it, but not enough to go out with nothing to get.

Some stores even have the same deals online so you don't have to face the crowds if you don't want to!

Don't forget about Cyber Monday! Get all the online deals next Monday! The biggest shopping day online all year!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rebates

Lets talk about rebates.

A rebate is when a company says you buy this item, mail in a form, and the company will pay you back. In hopes that you forget and never send in the rebate.

There are many different kinds of rebates. There are store rebates where the store will give you the money back for the item, manufacture rebates, where the manufacture will give you money back for the item, and there are instant rebates where the rebate will be taken off at the register, you will not mail anything in for this type of rebate.

Rite Aid and Walgreens fall under the category of store rebates. The store is taking a loss on these items to give you the rebate. You mail your rebate to the store directly.

Beer rebates fall under the category of manufacture rebates. The Beer company wants to give you money back for the items you purchased. You purchase the items from the store, but the store has nothing to do with this type of rebates beyond the purchase. You send these rebates to the manufacture to get redeemed.

Instant rebates are rebates that are taken off at the register, so once your rebate has been taken off at the store, there should be no more work involved with this type of rebate.

I hope this answers some questions about rebates. Let me know if you have any questions about anything really (coupon, shopping, deal related). I am here to help!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sparkpeople.com

My husband and I have been wanting to watch our weight. We looked at Weight watchers and other plans but due to our cheap-wadness, we decided to go with Sparkpeople.com. They are an online program that is supposed to be just like weight watchers online program.

So far, we are in love with this program. It has meal trackers, fitness trackers, and even message boards where you can get extra support. We have been using spark people and are very happy and comfortable with it.

They also provide healthy recipes to try that are delicious! They have so much stuff, I cant even list it all. Check it out!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jolly Time Popcorn at Albertsons

Jolly time pop corn is on sale at Albertsons for 3 for 5. There is a rebate that you can pick up right at Albertsons for a $5 gift card to Albertsons when you buy 3 jolly time popcorns! Just mail in the rebate!

This rebate is safe to do!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hogle Zoo

Feast With the Beasts on Thanksgiving at the Hogle Zoo.

Last year, our elephants got a special 800-pound pumpkin to smash, and this year their great pumpkin will be even bigger! (from their site)

This could be great for families who cant make it home for Thanksgiving. Spend Thanksgiving with the animals at the zoo. I have never been,but I have heard its not too crowded and loads of fun.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mervyns Sales

Since Mervyns is going out of business, I have been watching them. Right now everything is 40-60% off. This will be really nice for Christmas gifts and things you love from there that you want to stock up on. So keep watching!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Haaga's Mattress~Great deal!

I have found a great deal on mattress. The twin mattress is only $39. They are great for kids. My husband said it will last our daughter until she is 10. (she is 2 right now). We picked on up, but I am not sure how long this sale will run for.

Haagas Mattress Orem Location:
1032 So. State St.
802-6050

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Concerns for Mail in Rebates

My husband just sent me This Article about MIR (mail in rebates). Its not something that you need to be concerned about right now, just keep an eye out for any upcoming rebates during this holiday season. I just want to look after my fellow couponers!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Story Time at Borders

I have gone to Borders a few times to get books and saw a flyer saying they have story time every thursday at noon. Its in the kids section of the store.

Borders- Riverwoods
4801 N. University Ave

224-2720

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Get Free Stuff From KSL

So, I have started to look on ksl for a few items, and have came across the free section. I talked about ksl in previous posts about getting stuffed gently used and how you can find great deals. Well in this free section, you can get stuff for free! I have seen Twilight Tickets for the midnight premier, fire wood, freezer chests, pets, a lot of baby items, and much more. They go so fast, so you have to call right away or else it will be gone.

Its definatly worth checking out.

To get there go to Ksl and the click on Classifieds, and scroll down until you see FREE and click there.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

AF Dollar Cuts Anniversary Sale- TODAY!

Today products are 20% to 40% off. Kids hair cuts are $8.50, and adults are $9.50. This is the American Fork location from 8 am to 7 pm. phone number- 492-2721.

I got this information from the Savvy Shopper.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Walgreens $5 off $20 purchase

Another Walgreens Coupon for $5 off $20 dollar purchase!

get coupon here

Today and tomorrow only!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Neighbor Christmas Idea

I know as the holidays are approaching fast, we stress and wonder what we should get for our neighbors for Christmas. I want to list some sites that I have found with plenty of idea. Some are quite original, and other fun and simple. You are bound to find something that you can do!

Deseret News Article
100 easy neighbor gift ideas
How to choose Christmas gifts for neighbors

There are a few ideas. I usually do a plate of goodies, but this year, I am doing a chocolate bar with a cute saying which I haven't decided on one yet, but I have a bit of time. Anyway, i hope this helps someone, and gets you in the mood for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Free Kidney Screening

There will be a free kidney screening on Saturday November 22.

LDS Church
1050 North 600 West
Orem

10 am-2 pm Saturday November 22

Call 226-5111 for an appointment

Sponsored by: National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho
BSA Eagle Project

If your parents or siblings have diabetes or high blood pressure, or anyone in your family has kidney disease you should call to make an appointment.

I am definitely going to make an appointment for me and my husband.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Savers Veterans Day Sale TODAY!

Today is Savers Veterans Day sale! Every used item is half off. 8am-9pm!

Here are 10 shopping tips for shopping at savers and other thrift stores. (taken directly from savers website Savers.com)

Top 10 Thrift Shopping Tips:

  1. Dress to try things on quickly and easily, especially during busy sale days. Slip-on shoes, minimal layers, and thin, fitted undershirts are good options. A great tip for pants is to wrap the waistband around the neck - if the ends touch comfortably, they will more than likely fit.
  2. Try things on and don't rely on tag sizes, because the clothing could have shrunk in the wash.
  3. Look in multiple departments. A kid's large will sometimes fit, and girls can look for blazers and other pieces in the boy's department. Also, for accessories like belts and hats, check both the men's and women's departments which tend to have crossover items.
  4. Look for good basic shapes and quality fabric, as dye can restore faded clothing to its original richness or change the color entirely. Need a black turtleneck? Pick up a white one and a box of black dye for a new-to-you basic.
  5. Don't miss out on great shoes, which could easily be re-soled or re-heeled.
  6. Stock up on inexpensive secondhand staples. Jeans, coats, turtlenecks, and sweaters are easily found in like-new condition.
  7. Use slightly worn clothes and shoes as inspiring canvases to create personalized, "reconstructed" fashions. Bleach pens, paints, fabric scraps and beads are all good materials to create new fashions.
  8. Check for holes, including the back of collars and sleeve seams. But remember, many nicks and spots are easily covered with fun appliqu├ęs and patches.
  9. Shop early and often and keep an eye out for specials. Our stores often have Manager's Specials and other savings events, so keep an eye out for promotional signage when you are in the store. Also, sign up for our free E-newsletter to be alerted early to special sales and discounts.
  10. Stay open-minded. With more than 5,000 refreshed items hitting the shelves daily, shopping our stores is a predictably unpredictable adventure!
Their website was pretty interesting. I was impressed.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Carls Jr.

I love Carls Jr. They are kinda pricey, if you dont have coupons, but really good. One thing I have found there that is a great deal, is their .99 cent burgers and spicy chicken sandwiches. They are so big! Bigger then any other .99 cent burger I have ever seen. I love their fries too. They are crisp and they also have fry sauce! yum yum.

If you are looking for a cheap meal, get the .99 cent burger or spicy chicken sandwich. A meal is around 3 dollars.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What going to be on sale the month of November?

NOVEMBER -
• Winter Apparel and Accessories
• Quilts and Blankets
• Heating Devices
• Turkey, Sweet Potatoes
• Canned goods (soup, chicken broth, condensed milk, veggies etc)
• Baking goods

Check out the whole list of Seasonal sales cycles here

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Home Depot- Christmas Light Deal

Home depot is offering to give you 3 dollars off your purchase of LED Christmas lights when you bring in your recycled lights to trade. Today and Tomorrow only! (Nov 8-9).

Limit of 5 $3 discounts per customer.

Check your ad or call the store for more details. You can check the ad online here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Food Storage Tips

The purpose of bargain hunting is to build your food storage so that you don't have to pay full price for anything. You just go to your basement and get what you need when you need it. One thing that needs to happen is food rotation. What good is stale, spoiled food? How much did you save on food that has gone bad? not much.

Do you buy it just because its on sale? Don't! If your family doesn't use it, it doesn't save you money to buy it. It doesn't do any good to spend money on it and have it sit on the shelf until it goes bad.

Check expiration dates on items before you buy them. Make sure that they have a long enough expiration date so you can put it at the bottom of your stash and rotate.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sales this week! HOT HOT HOT!

There are so many deals this week at Albertsons and Smiths. Lots of stuff on sale for dirt cheap and some even free!

Albertsons: General Mills promo: get $15 OYNO when you spend 30 or more on certain combinations of products.

Smiths: Mega event. Get $5 off when you buy 10 participating items with a limit of $15 per transaction.

You can check PYP for items and prices, or check your ads. There are just to many to list here.

PYP Smiths
PYP Albertsons

Have fun with these their HUGE!

The sales started Wednesday and will go until next Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween Clearance

A lot of stores have their halloween items for 75% off! RUN!

Target
Kmart
Roberts
Shopko
many more!

I was able to get zip lock bags, Halloween costumes for next year, some boxes of pretzels and some other fun Halloween decorations for a great price!

I think Target will have the items at 75% off then take it to 90% off, but there wont be much left at that point.

Also, I believe that most places still have the candy at 50% off.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mother's Cookies are no more!



Mothers cookies are going out of business! No more circus cookies, no more taffy cookies! I am so sad! My kids will never remember the taste of a circus cookie. They were the best cookies ever! Stock up before they are gone! I have heard that some stores are putting them on clearance for .50 cents a bag. Get them while you c an before they are gone forever!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Satisfied or Not?

Call the manufacture.

I have had 2 incidents where I have had to call the manufacture on a product. One was digorno pizza, and the other was Coca Cola.

I called digorno pizza to complain about the way the pizza cooked. I love their products and just cooked one the day before and it turned out fine, but this one didn't. I was really surprised when he offered me a coupon. I was like wow! The coupon was for a free pizza.

The coke one, I wasnt upset about and decicided to call just to let them know. My sprite can in my 12 pack had no sprite in it. It didnt leak or anything, just nothing was put in there. I called and guess what? they gave me a coupon for a free 12 pack of soda. awesome!

So the point is, if you are dissatisfied with a product you can call the manufacture and they will take care of you.

Also, if you love the product, you can call and tell them you love it, They will probably give you some coupons.

Just remember Be honest.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

And The Winners Are...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. I really wish that everyone could have won. Thanks to Bellas Bows for the flowers to give away!

So, the winners are:

katie
and
crazycottonkids


Congratulations! katie gets pink and crazycottonkids gets purple!

Email me your address and I will send them out right away! Flipflop241@gmail.com

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Free Bag from Target

Ok, this is so cool. Target is offering a trade. You give them 5 of your target grocery bags, and they will give you a reusable tote bag.

Reusable tote bags are great. Harmon's gives you money back when you reuse your bags, or use a tote bag. So you can save even more.

So this tote bag is a start. You can get more info about your bag here.