Smith’s gift card promo – starts on Black Friday!


Smith’s will begin a gift card Mega Event with 8 gift card partners on November 27th.

Between Nov 27 and Dec 13, save $10 when you buy $100 in gift cards (limit of 5 rewards). Gift cards can be mixed or matched from the following partners:

  • Applebee’s
  • Sears
  • iTunes
  • Best Buy
  • Pottery Barn
  • Spa Finder
  • Bass Pro
  • Bath & Body Works

It’s a great time to buy gift cards…

1. Gift cards (third party) earn Fuel Discounts every day.

2. Gift cards earn rewards points every day. Now until Dec 24th, they earn double points.

3. Between Nov 27 and Dec 13, get $10 off a purchase of $100 in select gift cards.

Example:

Buy– $50 Applebee’s, $100 Sears, and $50 Pottery Barn ($200 in gift cards)

Get– $20 off order, 400 rewards points, and 15¢ fuel reward.

Make Smith’s an early morning stop on November 27th, and you can combine the gift cards with some hot Black Friday promotions at the participating partner stores!

Fox 13 Deals!!

1. Silhouette-Portable  Craft Cutter

Exclusive coupon code for Fox13 viewers!!

15% off already low prices on the website

Promo Code: FOX13

Link to website

Expiration Date: November 30th

* Create scrap booking pages, home décor, holiday cards, rhinestone templates, glass etching and much more!

* Any font on computer can be used to cut

* Most digital craft cutters make you purchase cartridges to cut anything

* Save over $400 annually by not needing to purchase cartridges to cut

What’s on sale: The Silhouette machine, vinyl for home décor and crafting, Silhouette accessories and much more!

It’s great for school projects and home décor as well as scrapbooking and card making!!

2. Amazon 50 MP3 Albums for $5 each in November 2009!

Amazon Link

3. Target offers $10 Pre-Order DVDS!

Pre-Order the following 10 Top movies for $10 and FREE shipping at Target.com

Target Link

Santa Buddies – November 24
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – December 8
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – December 1
Four Christmases – November 24
G-Force – December 15
Julie & Julia – December 8
Angels & Demons- November 24
My Sister’s Keeper – November 17
Terminator Salvation – December 1

4. 50 FREE Photo Cards!

Get 50 5×7 or 4×8 photo cards with free shipping. Expires November 30th.

Seehere.com Link

Coupon Code: freebies4mom-1109

5. Disney High School Musical MP3 Players!

Disney High School Musical 1GB MP3 Player with Headphones

* Original Price: $29.99* You Save: $15.00
* Free Shipping
* Your Price:$14.99

Newegg Link Search for item # N82E16855712001

Disney 512MB Mix Stick MP3/WMV Player (Princess Flowers) – DS17014

Buy .com Sku: 205075222
List Price: $39.99
You Save: (75%) $30.00
Our Price: $9.99
Shipping: FREE
Buy .com Total Price: $9.99

Buy.com Link

6. $15 off your order at Chadwicks.com or OneStopPlus.com!!

Coupon code: CH15OFF Expiration 11/23/09

Chadwicks Link

OneStopPlus Link

7. Modbe going out of business sale! Swim Tops $16!

Modbe Link

8. Walmart offering prices similar to Black Friday starting this weekend!! Prices up to 50% off!

Link for more details

Walmart Serves Up a Week of Early Savings with Prices Like The Day-After-Thanksgiving

Focused on bringing families tremendous savings this holiday season on entertainment for all ages, Walmart announced that starting Saturday, Nov. 21, Walmart stores will introduce savings resembling the day-after-Thanksgiving prices on select toys and entertainment, one week early. Special items include popular dolls and activity toys, a 26-inch Vizio HDTV, and gaming packages from Guitar Hero, Band Hero and DJ Hero with a $40 Walmart Gift Card.

“We promised amazing savings each week in November and December and will deliver on that promise for our customers,” said Gary Severson, senior vice president of Entertainment, Walmart U.S. “Shoppers who want to get a jump start this weekend can find values in Entertainment they would expect to see after Thanksgiving Day. We will continue to deliver amazing savings on popular items, and to do so often.”

Even though half of Walmart moms intend to shop on Thanksgiving weekend, more than half say they aspire to complete all their holiday shopping by the end of next week. Anticipating customer needs this year, Walmart has announced savings each week providing families early assistance on great gifts. This weekend customers will see savings on select items up to 50 percent – in advance of Thanksgiving weekend.

Below are a few examples of these early savings, starting Saturday, Nov. 21, through Nov. 27:
Toys:

  • Li’l Luvables Studio – was $20, now $8 (60% savings)
  • EZ Bake Oven – was $28, now $16 (40% savings)
  • Little Dreams 22” Doll – was $15, now $8 (47% savings)
  • Baby Alive Newborn Doll – was $15, now $8 (47% savings)
  • Nerf Capture the Flag – was $39, now $19 (51% savings)
  • Air Hogs Laser Zero Gravity Remote-controlled Vehicle – was $34, now $19 (44% savings)
  • Barbie Generation of Dreams Collectors Doll – was $49, now $25 (49% savings)
  • Disney Princess Scooter – was $129, now $99 (23% savings)
  • Nerf N-Strike Vulcan – was $42.97, now $25 (42% savings)
  • HDTV Savings
  • 26″ Vizio LCD HDTV (720p model,) — was $347, now $248, (28% savings, limit two per person)

$40 Gift Card with “Hero” Game Packages
Walmart customers who purchase these gaming packages will receive a $40 Walmart Gift Card while supplies last:

  • Band Hero – Includes drum and guitar controllers, microphone and game (ESRB: E10+)
    • PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii – $199.00 plus $40 Walmart Gift Card
    • PS2 – $179.00 plus $40 Walmart Gift Card
  • DJ Hero – Includes turntable controller and game (ESRB: T)
    • PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii – $119.00 plus $40 Walmart Gift Card
    • PS2 – $99.00 plus $40 Walmart Gift Card
  • Guitar Hero 5 – Includes guitar controller and game (ESRB: T)
    • PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii – $99.00 plus $40 Walmart Gift Card
    • PS2 – $89.00 plus $40 Walmart Gift Card

Shoppers can find more information about Walmart’s weekly holiday price events and savings this season by going to www.walmart.com/holidaysavings.

* Prices valid in-store only from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27. Quantities of all items are limited. No rainchecks.

Bountiful Baskets produce co-op: Utah, Arizona, and now….Idaho and Washington!


Bountiful Baskets produce co-op is currently serving parts of Arizona and Utah, and is expanding into Idaho and Washington! You pay $15/basket and receive approximately $50 worth of fruits and vegetables. You don’t get to choose what fruits and vegetables you receive, but you will get quite a variety.

To participate for the first time do the following:

1. Visit the website at www.BountifulBaskets.org

2. You may make contributions between Noon on Tuesday and 10 pm on Wednesday (Look at the available sites, pick up times, and week A & B schedule on the main page too!)

3. Click on Log-In and create an account. Use the Zip Code that is listed on your credit or debit card statement for your address. This will prevent issues at checkout.

4. Go back to www.BountifulBaskets.org when you are done making your account.

5. Look at the middle of the front page and click on the state you reside in. (You must do this between Noon on Tuesday and 10 pm on Wednesday.)

6. Add a basket to your cart. Select any items you would like to add to your basket (bread, case fruit, Ethnic Food Ingredient Packs, etc.)

6. Go to View Cart/Checkout in the lower left corner when you are done.

7. Contribute with either your debit or credit card.

Other Information:

To find Pickup Times/Dates go to www.BountifulBaskets.org and click on your geography. They are on the main page.

To find Directions to your exact pickup location go to Co-op Locations and click on your geography.

New PYP Giveaway! Win an Outdoor Camp Oven from Camp Chef!

PYP has an awesome prize to give away to one lucky member!

Our friends at Camp Chef are helping us give a Outdoor Camp Oven 2 Burner Range and Stove (retail value $277.99) away to one LUCKY PYP member.

Outdoor Camp Oven 2 Burner Range and Stove

You’ve always wanted an oven when camping – Now you can with the Outdoor Camp Oven. Don’t let its compact size fool you. The Outdoor Camp Oven features over 13,500 total BTU’s, the twin burners and spacious oven have plenty of power to get your cooking/baking done right. This stove’s folding lid is designed with portability in mind. This camp oven is loaded with features. It is just perfect for your cabin, summer camping, or RV. Perfect for muffins, cookies, casseroles, and Dutch oven dishes. Simplify your life with the Outdoor Camp Oven.

Enter this giveaway here in the PYP forums. (Posting on the PYP blog or Facebook DOES NOT enter you into the giveaway!)

$15 in Campbell’s coupons – print them before they disappear!

  • Save $1.00 on any four (4) Campbell’s Condensed “Great for Cooking” soups.
  • Save $1.00 on any two (2) cartons of Swanson Stock.
  • Save $0.50 on any one (1) French’s French Fried Onions.
  • Save $1.00 on any two (2) bags of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing.
  • Save $1.00 on any four (4) Campbell’s Gravies.
  • Save $1.00 on any one (1) Pepperidge Farm Cookie Collection, Holiday Cookie Bites or Pirouette® Rolled Wafers.
  • Save $1.50 on any three (3) can or microwavable bowl varieties of Campbell’s Chunky soup.
  • Save $1.50 on any three (3) can or microwavable bowl varieties of Campbell’s Select Harvest soup.
  • Save $1.00 on any two (2) packages of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers.
  • Save $1.00 on any two (2) packages of Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread.
  • Save $1.00 on any two (2) 64 oz. V8 100% Vegetable Juice or V8 Splash beverages.
  • Save $1.00 on any one (1) 46 oz. variety of V8 V-Fusion Juice.
  • Save $0.50 on any two (2) cans of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato soup.
  • Save $0.50 on any two (2) Campbell’s Condensed soups (excluding Tomato, Chicken Noodle & Creams).
  • Save $1.50 on any three (3) Campbell’s Healthy Request soups.

Link to Campbell’s Coupons

Thanksgiving traditions – compiled by PYP members. Add yours!

Here are some Thanksgiving traditions shared by PYP members. Feel free to share your Thanksgiving traditions!

  • We start a Thankful tree in the beginning of Nov. I post a cardboard tree on the wall in our kitchen with a basket of paper leaves underneath it. Every time we think of something we are thankful for we paste it on the tree. We spend the time after Thanksgiving dinner talking about everything we have posted on the tree.
  • We take the time to call all of our family members that live out of state and visit with them.
  • We try to take our pictures for our Christmas cards that weekend, always fun!
  • Starting Nov. 1st each of my kids get a turkey without feathers that I make out of a poster board. I hang them on our big sliding doors in the kitchen so we can see them all the time. Then all month as I see things that I love that they do or good choices that they make, I write those things down on a colored paper feather (ie: DS shared his prized Transformer with DD who is 2 or DS got a great score on a hard test, or DD helped make her bed without being asked)…that kind of stuff. Then the night before Thanksgiving we go through all of the feathers together while we make the place cards for Thanksgiving dinner the next day.
  • Email or call or just ask each person that will be at dinner what they are thankful for, then make a list on the place mat with all the answers. It would be fun to try and guess who said what or have each person say why they chose that.
  • We always have a big (1000 piece) puzzle set up on a card table that people can sit around and work on while visiting.
  • We like to make gingerbread houses. Graham crackers, icing, and everybody brings candy to decorate.
  • Last year we played Thanksgiving Bingo as a big group–I had a list of about 50 Thanksgiving-related words, split into columns under “T-H-A-N-K” and blank bingo boards. Everyone wrote in the words they wanted, then when we drew a word we would say the letter it was under (easier that way). Everyone ages 3 to 90 enjoyed it!
  • The ladies in my family do a craft – usually something for Christmas decor or something like that.
  • After dinner, we had a picture scavenger hunt all over town. We divide up into groups and have a list of all the things we need to take a picture of within a certain time frame. Like for instance one of the things was a picture with the most people, so we went to some random church where there was a lot of cars and took a picture with some unsuspecting family that was finishing up their dinner. It was a lot of fun!
  • About a week or so before Thanksgiving I give everyone invited the beginning of the same story. Each person makes up their own ending to the story and we share them at dinner. The first year the story was written from the perspective of a turkey that didn’t want to be Thanksgiving dinner and how he was going to get out of it, this year the story is centered around two feuding neighbors that are trying to outdo each other with holiday pranks…It has been hilarious to see the product of everyone’ s imagination and we have really enjoyed this.

Target Thanksgiving Deals 11/15-11/21

There are some great Thanksgiving deals at Target this week!

Non-Food Deals:

Rival 18-qt roaster oven $27*
*FREE $15 Target Gift Card with purchase of any 10- to 24-lb. fresh or frozen whole turkey and this roaster.
KitchenAid Classic Plus mixer $199.99*
*FREE $20 Target Gift Card with purchase
Food Deals (some may only be available at SuperTarget locations):
Betty Crocker Potatoes .79

Stove Top Stuffing .79

Heinz Gravy .79

Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts $2

Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese $1.19

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, any $1/3 (12-31-09) RP-11/15

Green Giant frozen vegetables $1.50

Carnation evaporated milk .99

Del Monte canned vegetables .45

Ocean Spray canned cranberry jelly or sauce .95

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup .49

Campbells Condensed cream soups, any .35/4 (12-15-09) SS-9/20

Campbells Condensed Great for Cooking soups, any .25/4 (1-15-10) SS-11/8

Campbells Condensed Great for Cooking soups, any .40/4 (12-31-09) SS-10/11

Swanson canned chicken broth .49

Swanson Broth Can, any 14 oz. or larger .25/4 (12-20-09) SS-11/8

Nestle morsels $2

Nestle Toll House Morsels, any variety .50/1 (12-31-09) RP-11/1

10-lb. bag of fresh russet potatoes .99

Sweet potatoes .59 lb

10 to 24 lb. Market Pantry frozen turkey .68 lb

Making the Most of Your Coupons

If you are starting to accumulate lots of coupons you might be wondering the best way to use them. Just heading out to the grocery store and using your .35 cent coupon on tuna fish is not the best way to utilize your coupon. If you know how to use your coupons you can make your money stretch farther than you thought possible!

1. Wait to use your coupons. Don’t use them right away. Wait closer to the expiration date for a good sale. For example, take a $1/1 Colgate toothpaste coupon. When Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Albertson’s or your local store has them on sale, THEN use the coupon on the sale price. many times these stores will have toothpaste on sale for $1, then you could get the toothpaste for free! Or when Walgreens offers Register Rewards on the toothpaste you can actually come out ahead when you use your coupon on the sale price, then get back a RR for the full purchase price!

2. Combine B1G1 free coupons with a similar sale. Let’s say that Albertson’s is having a sale on their Colgate toothpaste, B1G1 free. The sale price is $3.99 each. But let’s say you also have a coupon for a B1G1 free tube of Colgate. Use that coupon you have with the sale of B1G1 free and you will come away with two free tubes! You pay for two and get four.

Or, like the sale at Rite Aid this week. The Herbal Essences shampoo/conditioners/stylers were B1G1 free. Use the following coupon with it and you will come away with getting both items free! Only pay sales tax.

Herbal Essences Styler FREE when you buy any Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler(11-30-09) PG-10/11

Here is how it would work: Buy one shampoo or conditioner or styler. Get another free. But when you use the above mentioned coupon with it, the one you bought is also free! (as long as one was a styler). Make sense?

3. Combine your coupons with current rebates available. This is one of the main ways I have gotten ahead over the years. The Kraft rebate at Albertson’s in August is a recent example. Kraft was offering a $20 rebate for purchasing certain items. I combined the sale prices at Albertson’s on those items with current coupons I had, which was $7 worth. I spent $14 plus tax and got $20 back! I just received my rebate check last month, in fact. Awesome!
4. Use manufacturer coupons with store coupons on the same product. Target, Fred Meyer & Walgreens are the stores in my area I do this at. These stores offer store coupons in their weekly ads or in their monthly coupon booklets. Many times there are manufacturer coupons (from the Sunday paper or printable coupons) that are for the same item. You can use these two coupons together!

For example, let’s say that you want to purchase Garnier shampoo at Walgreens for $3.99. Walgreens has a store coupon for $2/1. You also have a manufacturer coupon from the Sunday paper for $1/1. Use them together to get the shampoo for .99 cents.

5. Use your cents-off coupons to get free items. Did you know you can get many free things with regular cent-off coupons? You can! One way to do this is by purchasing trial size items. If you have a $1/1 coupon for Tide, use it on the .99 trial size. Just make sure you read the coupon to make sure it doesn’t mention that trial sizes are excluded. Many stores will apply the overage to your total as well! Walmart usually does. Target would adjust the coupon down to .99.

How do you make the most of your coupons?

DONATE TO THE FOOD BANK THROUGH SMITH’S PROGRAM


Virtual Meal-In-a-Bag Feeds Families in Need

Smith’s Food & Drug shoppers can help alleviate hunger in their community through the 5th Annual Smith’s Gift of Giving Program.
Smith’s checkers will be taking donation orders for a $7.00 meal-in-a-bag or a $10 ham or turkey from November 8 through December 26. The food is then delivered by caseload to the Utah Food Bank for distribution to individuals and families in need.
A Gift of Giving meal includes 13 nutritious food items like tuna, rice, mixed vegetables, peaches, macaroni and cheese, red beans, and peanut butter and jelly packaged at cost by Smith’s to assure the highest value of the donation.
In 2008, Smith’s customers in Utah provided 2,789 turkeys & hams and 2,745 staple items, which equaled 46,352 meals for hungry people.
“Smith’s holiday food drive allows their customers to directly help people in their own community,” said Jim Pugh, executive director of the Utah Food Bank Services. “These most basic and nutritious food items are so crucial to individuals and families who are depending on the Food Bank in these distressful economic times. We are truly grateful to Smith’s and their customers for their support.”

20 copies of The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans, for .75 each!

Richard Paul Evans is offering a box containing 20 copies of his book, The Christmas Box again this year. Many PYP members participated in this offer last year and were very happy with the offer.

• You get one box containing 20 paperback copies of The Christmas Box ($100 worth of books) for just the price of shipping, boxing and handling, $15

• You may use these books as stocking stuffers, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, church gifts, bible class, student gifts: whatever you want them for.

• Order three or more boxes and they’ll add a FREE copy of Paul Cardall’s national bestselling music CD: THE CHRISTMAS BOX.

• You may order up to ten boxes.

• Important: This offer is only good while supplies last. WHEN THEY ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE. So please order immediately.

http://richardpaulevans.com/freebooks

Download a Song by a CMA Award Nominated Artist for FREE at Amazon!

Download a song by a CMA Award Nominated Artist for FREE!

See the details at this link.

Link to all songs included in promo

Need gift ideas for a specific age group? We’ve got ’em!


Check out our Gift Idea forum for ideas on what to get just about anyone in any age group.

The Amazing Powers of Vinegar

Do you know about the amazing powers of vinegar? You really don’t need to be spending all that money on various cleaning supplies….vinegar will clean almost anything! It is extremely cheap, good on the environment and safe around children and pets. Vinegar has been around for thousands of years, and is really one of the best things you can always have on hand. There are over 1000 uses for vinegar that I could find, probably more! Check out the tips on the websites listed here.

Vinegar Tips
Cleaning with Vinegar
Vinegar: The only cleaner you will ever need
The Vinegar Institute

Here are some of my favorite uses for vinegar:

  • cleaning out my washing machine. Ever notice how there sometimes gets to be a film on the inside of the machine? Or it might just smell a little? Well, fill the washer with hot water, pour in about 3/4 c. vinegar and let agitate for several minutes. Then let sit overnight. In the morning, let agitate again for several minutes, then rinse well.
  • cleaning the shower. Stop spending money on those ‘clean shower’ sprays! Use a mixture of vinegar and water after you shower and it keeps the mildew away. Also, spraying full strength vinegar on your shower doors and letting it sit before spraying it off will help get off water deposits.
  • cleaning windows. I pour water into an empty spray bottle, add a few Tbl of vinegar and mix well. It does a great job cleaning my windows.
  • making my own buttermilk. I never buy buttermilk…I always make my own! Mix in 1 Tbl vinegar to 1 cup milk, and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. Whalla…Buttermilk! I always use this in recipes and no one can tell the difference.
  • cleaning the microwave. To make cleaning your microwave easy, get a bowl of water, mix in a few Tbl of vinegar and put in the microwave for about 1 minute on high. The hot water will steam up the caked-on food, and wipe up will be a breeze…not to mention having a fresher smelling microwave!

There are still places in my house I like to use disinfectants on, but vinegar can do it for many other spots for me. What do you use vinegar for?

Disney’s “UP” Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with FREE digital copy $9.96 after coupon at WalMart!


Disney Pixar UP $10 off Blu-ray Combo Pack is $19.96 at WalMart. Use the $10 printable coupon below, and get it for $9.96!

Link to printable coupon

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