Swiffer Facebook Giveaway: FREE Swiffer Dusters Starter Kits!

We’re giving away 25,000 free Swiffer 360° Dusters Starter Kits every week in May!

The first giveaway will be on May 10th!   Click HERE to “like” Swiffer on Facebook!

Look for updates in our status. Giveaway valid for US residents only.

Rock Band 3 for WII and PSP 9.98 at Toys R Us!

This game is normally $59.99 (Amazon current price is $19.99).  Get it at Toys R Us for $9.98 plus shipping.  Your total will be about $15.

Toys R Us Link

Old Navy: 30% off printable coupon!

Snag a 30% off coupon for any item at Old Navy!! Click  HERE for coupon.  This coupon expires 5/12/11.  Not valid on clearance items.

FREE 44 oz Fountain Drink at Pilot or Flying J!!

Print out a coupon HERE for a FREE 44 oz Fountain Drink from Pilot or Flying  J!  Coupon is valid from 5/1-6/29!

Deseret Book: $5/25 coupon!!

Need the perfect Mother’s Day Gift?  Find the perfect gift at Deseret Book AND use THIS $5/25 coupon!!  You can use the coupon in-store or online.  Expiration date is 5/5/11.

Rite Aid 5/1-5/7

* Check out the PYP Navigating Rite Aid posts to help you along your shopping journey at Rite Aid.

* Read the Rite Aid coupon policy and keep it in your coupon binder.

* These are the BEST offers this week. Always check your local ad to verify prices as they change by region.

* Participate in Rite Aid’s Video Values to be able to print valuable coupons, like $4/$20 purchase!

* Sign up for the Wellness Program to get special discounts, offers and rewards!

Gillette Fusion ProGlide $9.99
Use Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual or Power Razor $4/1 (5-31-11) PG-5/1
Get a $5 +Up Reward
Final Price: $.99 after coupon!

ProFoot Foot Care 3/$15
Use (3) $1/1 printable coupon
Get a $2 +Up Reward when you buy 3
Get a $10 SCR when you buy 3
Final Price: FREE after coupons, reward, and rebate!

Carefree to Go $1
Use Carefree product, any .50/1 (6-30-11) RP-3/27
Final Price: $.50 after coupon!

Revlon Beauty Tools 40% off retail
Buy Crazy Shine (around $3.49 msrp)
Get a $4 +Up Reward when you buy 2
Get a $2 SCR when you buy Revlon Crazy Shine
Final Price: FREE plus overage after reward and rebate!

M&M 9-12oz bags 2/$5
Use $1/2 Video Values printable coupon
Get a $1 +Up Reward
Get a $1 SCR
Final Price: $1 each after coupon, reward and rebate!

Practical Produce

I’ve never been much of a coupon clipper. If somebody pulled them out in front of me in the check-out line, I immediately judged them to be a penny pincher. It seemed so…extreme. How much could they really be saving after all? But, more importantly, they were wasting my time by holding-up the line. Where was my cut?

Well, I’m still not a coupon clipper, but now I’m the one holding up the grocery line. I’ve morphed into a produce bargain hunter. I found out — way too late in life — that you really can save a ton of money — easily 100% or more — by ad matching. No coupons required! For example, it’s not uncommon to find apples listed for $.25 a pound, sometimes less, in discount produce ads. The regular Super Walmart price: $1.25 per pound. That’s a 400% savings!

The problem with coupons is that they are usually for processed food products. If you’re trying to eat a healthful, whole-foods diet that makes them pretty much worthless. As for the poor saps in line behind me, I politely let them know in advance that I’m ad matching so they can find another line if they so choose. At least they can’t say I didn’t warn them. Honestly, though, it really doesn’t take all that long. The first few times are the worst, and an uncooperative cashier can really tack-on the minutes, but it becomes second nature in no time at all.

The first piece of the produce ad matching puzzle is Super Walmart. They have a very liberal ad match policy that allows you to use any local ad. The “Super” part is important. Regular Walmarts don’t have a produce section. If you don’t live near a Super Walmart or prefer a smaller store feel, Walmart Neighborhood Markets honor the same ad match policy since they’re also part of the Walmart corporation.

The second piece of the puzzle is finding a few discount markets that publish print or online ads in the same locale. Usually there are one or two discount food markets in every city that have drastically reduced produce prices. Some examples of these stores are Food CityPro’s Ranch Markets and Rancho Markets. If you’re lucky, ads like these will just show up in your mailbox. Otherwise, you may have to do a little bit of initial research. Oddly enough, the Neighborhood Walmart Market ad prices aren’t all that bad either. Super Walmart will also honor these.

Here are a couple of tips and tricks that will help you become an efficient and masterful produce ad matcher. First, don’t waste your time scowering mainstream grocery store ads like Safeway or Albertson’s — at least for produce. It simply isn’t worth the time because their produce prices are usually higher than Super Walmart’s regular produce prices.

Second, you don’t actually have to bring the ads to the store with you. I usually just jot down the items, prices and ad on a piece of paper. It doesn’t hurt to bring them on the first trip just in case, but the Walmart cashier should already have all of the ads. You can even use a smart phone to reference them online if you haven’t had time to prepare a shopping list.

Third, it pays to be polite! Sometimes, when I’ve been extra nice, the cashier offered me a better ad match price from an ad I wasn’t even aware of.

Lastly, you don’t have to buy the number of items listed in the ad. For example, if cucumbers are 6 for $1, you don’t have to buy 6. Walmart isn’t Sam’s Club. You don’t have to buy in bulk. Remember, you don’t save anything on food you don’t actually consume. Even though the cashier should be able to figure the price out for you using the cash register, my experience is that many can’t. It’s best to figure out for-each pricing in advance. For example, if cucumbers are 6 for $1, just divide $1 by 6 to figure out the price of a single cucumber. In this case, it’s $.17 (assuming you round up).

The only potential gotchas I’ve run into are discrepancies in pricing models. Sometimes Walmart prices are per item (each or ea.) instead of per pound and they don’t do conversions. In the event you can’t find what you’re looking for at Walmart, the safest bet is to go to a farmer’s market or health food store like Sprouts or Sunflower Farmer’s Market. Their regular pricing, especially on greens, isn’t half bad.

With current inflationary pressures, such as the increasing price of gasoline, it never hurts to find a cost-effective way to save money. If you save $100 on your grocery bill and spend an extra half an hour doing it, it makes economic sense (unless you already make more than $200 an hour, in which case I’d like to switch jobs with you).

The bottom line is that, for most of us, it pays to save. In addition to holding on to your hard-earned dollars, you can also improve your health by making the important transition from a mostly processed to a mostly whole foods diet.

Is Couponing Worth It?

Several months ago I read an article that really bugged me. In the article, the author discussed 8 reasons why you should NOT coupon.

I began couponing a few years ago, thanks to Pinching Your Pennies and I haven’t looked back. I simply cannot believe how much money I save and how in control I feel. So, I have decided to go through the author’s arguments and share my own opinions on the subject.

Today’s argument: You have to buy a newspaper.

My opinion: Well, most people who coupon do buy newspapers. On average those who purchase newspapers spend about $5/week and save about $150-$200 week. I’m not great at math, but even I can see that the savings outweigh the investment on that one!

Pinching Your Pennies has a great resource that I use to make my weekly shopping list and to determine which coupons I need to have handy at the checkout stand. I use this every week and my savings always far outweigh any costs incurred in the couponing process!

Ten Days of Free Games Day Seven: Diner Dash. Ditch your desk job, roll up your sleeves, and serve up some grub.

Ten Days of Free Games
Day Seven: Diner Dash. Ditch your desk job, roll up your sleeves, and serve up some grub.

Diner Dash [Game Download]
Platform: Windows XP
List Price: $6.99
Price: $0.00
You Save: $6.99 (100%)

Check back tomorrow for another free game!

Link to PC Games Promotion on Amazon

Vistaprint – 6 Free Products for Graduation – Just pay shipping!

Vistaprint – 6 Free Products for Graduation

6 Free Products for all of your Graduation Needs! It’s a Graduation Celebration! Choose from Invitations, Announcements, Flipbooks and more. The products are free, just pay shipping and processing – about $5.

Vistaprint – 6 Free Products for Graduation LINK

80% off at Restaurant.com! $25 gift certificates for $2!

80% off Dining Certificates MOM – exp 5/8/11

*Be sure to read the fine print for each offer, not all offers have the same terms!

Restaurant.com LINK

Miche Bag – $40 GC for only $20! Handbags & Accessories (Shipping Included!)

$20 for $40 Worth of Handbags and Accessories from Miche Bag

Groupon.com LINK

Select Richmond as your city! You don’t need to live in Richmond. You will purchase the groupon and then redeem @ MicheBag.com. This is a SIDE DEAL.

A black plastic bag may be sleek and stylish, but it’s not durable enough to tote a pet brick or a gaggle of Chihuahuas. Acquire a handier handbag with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of handbags and accessories from Miche Bag, valid online.

Miche Bag’s crafty design offers an array of customizable options to create and change up arm candy. A Miche Bag base comes in three sizes—a standard two-handled classic ($32.95), a big bag ($39.95), and a mini Miche, perfect for storing miniature things such as ponies ($17.95). Bags can be fitted with a wide variety of striking magnetic bag shells, such as the plaid Tori design for the classic size ($27.95) and the geometric Brianna piece for the big bag ($39.95). Enlist the miniaturized patterns of the quirky Kennedy to pack chromatic bang into a buck-sized bag ($14.95). Accessories such as handles and organizers add practical pizzazz and ensure other spare handbags get left in the dust on speedy fashion runways.

Expires Apr 19, 2012

Limit 1 per person, may by multiple as gifts. Online only. Must use in 1 order. Shipping included.e

The Gym Within Tumbling Mats – 48×72″ $85 shipped! List $120

The Gym Within Tumbling Mats – 48×72″
Save 30% + Free Shipping
List $119.99

Target Deal of the Day LINK

$18 for $40 worth of fun, trendy kid’s apparel from CityThreads.com

Today’s Save: $18 for $40 worth of fun, trendy kid’s apparel from CityThreads.com

~ Code available 2 days after purchase at 12:00:PM EST
~ May buy up to 2 Saves
~ Use one code per purchase at CityThreads.com
~ Save is valid sitewide at CityThreads.com, however, it cannot be combined with other coupon codes
~ Code cannot be used toward shipping; $7.25 flat rate shipping applies
~ Promotional value expires on Nov 3, 2011

+ Get Free $4 Credit on first purchase when subscribe now.

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Check out Totsy ~ Kids & Mom Deals up to 80% off ~ Groovy Girls, Ed Hardy & MORE

~ Free Membership is by invitation only. But the sooner you join, the better. Each sale lasts only 48 to 72 hours.

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Groovy Girls Tessa
Original $12.99
Now $7.55

Groovy Girls Fashion Snugglerific Set
Original $11.99
Now $6.95

Ed Hardy Hats & Boxers
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Butterfly or Heart Cap
Original $27.00
Now $9.25


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SPECIAL BONUS! Included with your purchase of $45 or more is a one-year subscription to Family Fun (a $10 value) *Can also send in a for a refund if don’t want the subscription.

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