Thursday, October 29, 2009


I have been a member of mypoints for just over a year. It is so easy. Yesterday I traded in my earned points for my second $50 gift card. I chose Rainforest Cafe this time. I hope to use it in 3 weeks at Disneyland to keep our eating costs down while on vacation.

When you join mypoints, you earn points for simply reading emails or shopping online for items you would be purchasing anyways. You can also earn points by printing coupons that can be found on and I am so glad I have signed up and would love to sign up some friends (I admit, I get extra points for doing so). If anyone is interested, please leave your name and email so I can send you an invite. Thanks.

Oprah coupon-50% off at Payless shoes

Payless ShoeSource is excited to offer Oprah Show viewers 50 percent off their entire purchase at Payless stores in the United States, Canada, Guam and Saipan*.
This in-store offer is good from now through close of business on Friday, October 30.
You can find the coupon on Oprah's site here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Southwest Travel Deals

So, if you are planning on traveling just before Christmas (Dec. 2 - Dec. 16) or just after Christmas, (Jan. 5 - Feb. 10, 2010) this deal might be a good one.

0-374 miles-$25

375-549 miles $50

550-999 miles $75

1000+miles $100
Check it out here-ends October 29th!

101 things to do with...

My friend Stephanie Ashcraft (who lives in Tucson and is often featured on KVOA News 4) has co-wrote some really great recipe books called "100 things to do with" ... a slow cooker, chicken, canned soup, casserole, pudding, cake mix...and more! You can find all of them under $10 at Amazon right now-you can even buy them in a kindle edition if you are so lucky as to have a Kindle. Check out her books here. Free shipping when you spend $25.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Taco Bell-Free Black Jack Taco on Halloween.

Taco Bell is offering FREE Black Jack Tacos on Halloween (Sat., 10/31) from 6:00 p.m. to midnight!
Valid at participating Taco Bell locations in the United States while supplies last.
Black Jack Taco=a crunchy black taco shell filled with seasoned beef, zesty paper jack sauce, shredded, lettuce, and a blend of three cheeses.
Go here to see a picture. Yum.
(So, FREE Chipotle Burrito if you dress up, FREE Taco Bell Taco, OR both? Or just hand out the candy?)

FREE Chipotle Burrito on Halloween-if you dress like a Burrito!

If you dress up like anything resembling a burrito, you can get a free burrito at Chipotle after 6 p.m. on Halloween!

Find your local Chipotle here.

(it never hurts to give a call before-hand to make sure your store is participating)

(Thanks Kelly!)

Diapers on sale this week (October 25)

*Huggies are $9.88

*Comfort Jumbo Pack Diapers are 6.99

*Huggies big packs are $19.99
*Huggies jumbos are $9.99 at Kmart
*Pampers jumbos are $9.99 at Kmart
*PullUps and GoodNites megas are $15.99 at Kmart through 11/9
*Luvs megas are $10 at Kmart through 11/9

*Huggies super megas are $16.99
*PullUps and GoodNites megas are $14.99-Buy 2 and get a $5 Target gift card.

*Walgreens brand jumbos are BOGO 50% off.

(Thanks BabyCheapskate!)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Activities (AZ)

*A few happenings at different Bookmans Sat. Oct 24th here

*Pumpkin Patches in Maricopa County here.

*Celebrate Halloween Bass Pro style this weekend. There will be free family games and activities, including a stick bull riding competition, casting contest and face painting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 24) and noon-4 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 25). 1133 N. Dobson Road, Mesa, 602-606-5600. (thanks AZ deals)

*Ghosts and goblins between the ages of 3-6 will enjoy a variety of activities celebrating the fall season and Halloween at the Children's Museum of Phoenix. Listen to a spooky story, create seasonal crafts or decorate a mask - it's sure to be fun! Admission into the Museum is free when you pre-register for this program. Space is limited. Saturday, Oct 24 10:00-10:45am, 11:00-11:45am, and 12:00-12:45pm Go here if interested.

*If you are in Mesa, check out this post by my friend Angie-Block Party at Countryside Park on Southern between Val Vista and Lindsay. This is Saturday, October 24th from 3-6 pm.

(I am sure there are lots of events in the coming week, but just thought we'd share a few. Let us know if you have any we should add )
*Don't forget, FREE Genreal Admission to the Arizona Science Center this weekend, Oct 24-26, more info here.

Halloween, Oriental Trading

If you have a Halloween party next week and need a few last minute essentials, Oriental Trading has their Halloween stuff up to 75%, FREE shipping a FREE gift with your order over $49, use code WCX8574
Plus, get 3% back when you shop through Ebates!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Barnes and Noble, Free Cookie and Hot Chocolate this Saturday.

On Saturday, October 24, 2009, you can take this coupon into any Barnes & Noble to get a free small cookie and kid's-sized hot cocoa. No purchase is necessary. There are other coupons on the list as well, including 30% off any Halloween book and 20% off New Moon Soundtrack (you can also get it at for $9.99 here)

Check your local store events here. It looks like many stores have story times going on all the time.

(Thanks, Hip2Save! and Moneysavingmom)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cricut Deal for Scrapbookers At Joanns

Click here to check out the sale!

If you order online, consider using and get 5% back off your purchase ! EBATES is great; you get all the good deals the company offers with the bonus of a rebate for your purchase, plus $5 after your first purchase.

Free shipping on orders of $50+ with code OCTFSA950

(Thanks Stephanie!)

Children's Place Additional 50% off

Children's Place (officially) went to an additional 50% off clearance; this includes online shopping.

If you do shop online, go through Ebates first to get 3% back (Plus $5 bonus after 1st purchase!) Shipping is always $5. Use code HA99 to get 15% off any order! Or if you are spending $80+, use code PDA99 to get $20 off.

Halloween Costumes are also 50% off.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fresh and Easy coupon

It is worth $6 off a $30 purchase and it expires 10/25.

Click here

Kodak-FREE $15 credit to use on anything!

"There are a million reasons why you’ll want to try the New Kodak Gallery, all thanks to YOU!
Up to 3x faster upload
Hundreds of fresh new designs
Easier than ever to create beautiful gifts
$.09 prints – everyday!
AND MORE! Visit the New Kodak Gallery and be amazed!"
Go here to sign up!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Diapers on sale this week (October 18)

*Huggies big packs are $19.99 through 11/9
*PullUps and GoodNites megas are $15.99 through 11/9
*Luvs megas are $10 through 11/9
*Kmart's Little Ones big packs are $16.99 through 11/9.

*Huggies megas are $14.99
*Pampers megas are $14.99

*Pampers big packs are $19.99

*Pampers jumbos are $9.99 and $1 in Register Rewards prints out for your next Walgreens purchase

(Thanks babycheapskate!)

Monday-Free KFC Melt at Lunch time

"Every Monday in October, 2009, participating KFC franchises across the land will be handing out free BBQ Mini Melts between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM."

And what is a BBQ mini melt? It’s one of KFC’s new items–pieces of delicious chicken in a hickory-flavored sauce. All of this is topped with a cheese blend and enclosed in a flour tortilla. This is then pressed, and the cheese melts. Yum!"

(**I took my 2 kids last week through the drive-through and they gave each of us one**)

(Thanks mysavvysavings!)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Metrostyle, $15 off $15!

MetroStyle is currently running a sweet deal where you can get $15 off any order of $15 or more. You still have to pay $6.99 for shipping, but you can always check out their clearance section. Plus, if you shop through ebates, you can get a $5 bonus (if you're a new member) plus 3% back on your purchases.
Here's how you can turn this into a great deal at MetroStyle right now:

*Sign up for a new account with
Ebates here (Or go to your Ebates account).

*Select MetroStyle from the drop-down list of stores (or do a search for it)

*Find items on the MetroStyle website equal a little over $15 total and add them to your cart (check the clearance page for lots of great deals!)

*Checkout with promo code MS15 to get $15 off your order.

*Checkout paying only for shipping and taxes (this will be around $6.99).

*Receive your $5 bonus as a new sign-up with Ebates and also receive 3% cash back for your order with Ebates.

***Through October 31, 2009, Ebates is are offering a special bonus: you can get an additional $5 for every two people you refer. So you'll get $5 for the first referral and $10 for the second referral. There's no limit to how many people you can refer and get this bonus offer! If you have a blog or know a number of people who shop online, you'll definitely want to check Ebates out and consider passing the word along!***

Free Weekend at Arizona Science Center, Oct 24-26

FREE Genreal Admission to the Arizona Science Center
(Open to the General Public)
Oct 24-26 2009 - 10am-5pm
300+ Hands-on exhibits
Interactive Demonstrations
Fry's featured products
And More!
600 E WASHINGTON St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-602-716-2000

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oriental Trading

FREE Shipping on any order at Oriental Trading! Use code WCX8548!

For even more savings, go through Ebates first; you'll get 3% back!

Gap Sale in November

Gap Give and Get Promo: 30% off Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy stores
Nov. 12-15
There should be a coupon coming out-we'll keep you posted!

Amazon Toy Clearance

Slick Deals compiled a list of some toys that are clearanced right now. Here are a few:
And to search for Clearance Toys in General, go Here
(Thanks Slick Deals)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mesa (AZ) Library Book Sale

Stock up your home library at the book sale at Mesa Library’s main branch on Saturday (Oct. 17). Books in a variety of genres are available and prices start at 25 cents. Transactions are cash only and benefit Mesa Libraries. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 64 E. First St., Mesa, 480-644-3100
(Thanks AZdeals!)

Wienerschnitzel, $0.99 Root Beer Floats today

Visit a participating Wienerschnitzel restaurant for a $0.99 root beer float today!
How do you know if yours is partipating? Give them a call here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Children's Place-40% off Clearance, 40% off Halloween

Children's Place is advertising "take and additional 40% off Clearance and Halloween." I was at Arizona Mills mall today and this store had take and additional 50% off, so if you head to Children's Place, you may find an even better deal.

Also, Old Navy had additional 50% off Women's Clothes on Clearance. They gave me a coupon in my bag for $10 off $50 starting October 16th.
(Not sure if all stores are participating...give your store a call if you are curious)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Snow White DVD, still less than $10

If you would like to order it online through and have it shipped to your door, you can get it for $9.99 when you enter code SNOWHITE (takes off $10) at checkout...get your order up to $25, and get Free Shipping! Otherwise, shipping is $3.
***Today (Oct 13th), if you order this DVD/Blue-Ray, Amazon will send you an email with a code for $5 to their on-demand, where you can download episodes of your favorite shows, including The Office***
Mercedes at Common Sense with Money found a coupon and a rebate that could get your total down to $5! Check out her idea here.

Good Housekeeping Magazine, $3.99 for a year

Use code OCTMAG50 at checkout at

Monday, October 12, 2009

(AZ) Halloween Festivities Bookmans


Bookmans Phoenix: Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2-4 p.m.Kids Halloween Carnival featuring games, prizes, and treats!
Bookmans Grant (in Tucson):
Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2-4 p.m.Ghastly games, tricky treats, and creepy crafts! All ages are welcome to join in the fun, and anyone who wears a costume gets a discount!
Bookmans Mesa:
Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2-4 p.m.Kids Halloween Carnival featuring games, prizes, and treats!
Bookmans Flagstaff:
Sunday, Oct. 25th, 2-4 p.m.Halloween mask-making, scary cookie contest, and all kids 14 and under in costume get a $10 off coupon.

From someone that has lived in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Phoenix (and been to Bookman's in each of these), I have to say it is a great place to buy or trade books, music, electronics, and the list goes on. They have Story Time AND Sing, Sign & Play for the little ones.

For more Bookmans events go here.

Pumpkin Pathces in Maricopa County

Maricopa County
Crooked Sky Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, 5835 N 83rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85303. Several fields in Arizona based in, Glendale, AZ 85303. Email: Click here for map.
*Epiphany's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, school tours 800 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85225. Phone: 480-963-6105 . Fax: 480-963-6170. Email: And for a map to our farm, Click here and more info. Open: Monday to Friday, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday noon to 5:00 pm Pumpkin Patch will be open October 17th-31st. Payment: Cash, only.
*Fun Farm Corn Maze - Haunted corn maze 2209 North 99th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. To see current pricing, click here.
MacDonald's Ranch - hayrides, horse rides, hayrides, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pony rides 26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Phone 480-585-0239. Fax 480-585-1519. Open: Our Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival is October 3rd-31st 2009 from 9 am to 6 pm daily. There are hay rides to and from the patch, a hay maze, and pony rides.
*Mother Nature's Farm -pumpkins 1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233. Phone: (480) 892-5874. Email: Call ahead for hours. Located on Baseline between Stapley and Gilbert. World pumpkin weigh-off first Saturday in October. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, school tours, animals, picnic area, and corn maze.
Schnepf Farms - Pumpkins, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, make your own scarecrow, live music, bonfire.22601 E. Cloud Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85242. Directions: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Corner of Cloud and Rittenhouse Rds. Phone: 480 987 3100 and (480) 987-333. Email: . Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, October weekends. 5:00 pm to8:30 pm. Call for exact dates.
Superstition Farm - straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)3440 S. Hawes Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212. Phone: 480 986 7781. Fax: 480 986 7781. Email: Directions: 202 San Tan Freeway, exit Elliot Road, west to Hawes, north to Farm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. And for a map to our farm, click here.
*Tolmachoff Farms - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, corn cannon, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours5726 N. 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85303. Phone: 623-386-1301. Open: October Hours; Sunday to Wednesday, from 9 am to 8 pm; Thursday to Saturday 9 am to 11 pm; November Hours; Mondays closed; Tuesday to Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: On 75th Ave, 1/4 mile south of Bethany Home Road. Click here for a map and directions.
*Vertuccio Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals, school tours 4011 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85212. Phone: 480-650-6611. Alternate Phone: 480-650-6606. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze open from October 1st through Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Diapers on sale this week (October 11)

*Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Training Pants or GoodNites are all on sale for 2 for $18; when you buy 2, a $4 Register Reward ($4 coupon off your next purchase) prints out!
*Pampers Jumbos are on sale 2 for $18.99
*CVS/pharmacy Jumbo Pk. Diapers or Kid Pants are on sale for $7.99
*Huggies big boxes are on sale for $29.99
*Pampers big boxes are on sale for $29.99
*Pull Ups jumbos are $9.99 until 10/12
*Easy Ups jumbos are $9.99 until 10/12
*Little Ones jumbos are $6.99 until 10/12
(let us know if you see diapers on sale anywhere else)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Check your local Chick-Fil-A for promotions.

At the Tucson/Oracle Mall Chick-Fil-A, here are a few examples of Promos.

*Today is save your receipt day and come back next week to receieve the same meal free.

*The next several Thursdays are buy a combo, get one free.

*One day in October is get a free milkshake if it is your bday in Oct.

*Another day is wear UofA attire and get a free sandwich

So check in at your local Chick-Fil-A (or give them a call), you never know what deals you might find!

(Thanks Kristi for the heads up!)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yard Sale, Baked Goods-Downtown Mesa

If you are in Mesa on Friday or Saturday, please stop by this sale.
The address is 238 S Olive.

AZ-Free dump Fridays in October!

Every Friday in October Maricopa County Solid Waste Management is offering free dumping of your trash. The dates are October 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. The campaign is called “Take it to the Dump” and the free dumping is good at any solid waste locations.
Complete announcement here.

Giveaway Winners

There were 65 people who entered this giveaway-

***Drumroll Please***

The winner of Monsters Vs Aliens is: #50


The winner of the 12-pack of coke and (2) 20 oz bottle coupons is: #46

Congrats to the winners! You will be getting an email shortly!
If you are interested in purchasing Monsters Vs Aliens, has it for as low as $8.99 here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


In this weeks ad, available in the store, there is a coupon to create a My Personal Movie Photo DVD for just $1 on Wednesday, October 7 ONLY.

All of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Network of Strength.To make your movie, bring in a minimum of 20 and up to 100 digital photos. Select a theme and music and make your video right there at the kiosk.
(Last chance to enter the Giveaway)

Boston Market-2 kids free with adult purchase!

Through October 31, 2009 (Halloween), you can get 2 free kid's meals with every $6 adult purchase. More details here. Children must be present in order to get the free kid's meals, makes sense. Must spend $6 for the 2 free kids meals. This could be a really cheap dinner for a family of 6.

It is on their website, but I would recomend giving your store a call to verify that they are participating :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Abe Lincoln Exhibit at MCC

Mesa Community College has an exhibit of Abraham Lincoln that will be on display from October 10, 2009 8:00 AM until November 4, 2009 6:00 PM

Located in the Southwest Reading Room, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa

(Thanks Rachel!)

~CLOSED~48-hour GIVEAWAY! Monsters VS Aliens AND coke products! ~CLOSED~

Well, Jill and I are excited to offer the most recent movie from Dreamworks Animations to someone reading this!
(Of course, we found a great deal and wanted to share.)

1st prize:Monsters Vs Aliens movie

2nd prize: (1) 12-pack of coke and (2) 20 oz bottles (coke, powerade) in the form of coupons.

All you have to do is leave your First Name, Email, and How you got to the blog for a chance to win. Please only enter once. Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 7th at noon Mountain Standard Time.
***If you tell a friend about it via your blog, twitter, email, whatever, make sure in the last box that they put your name and email so that you get another chance (or more) at winning. If a friend told you about it, make sure and put their name and email in the last box.***
Winners will be emailed and announced on this blog. If for some crazy reason they don't respond within 48 hours, we will pick a new winner.

(PS-Did you know Reese Witherspoon is the main voice in this movie?)

Redbox code 10/5

Here it is:
QNGJ7KD. It expires at midnight tonight. Enjoy!

Red Robin-free kids meal with 2 gourmet burgers, Oct 5-10

Starting Tuesday, get a free kids meal with 2 gourmet burgers at Red Robin with the above coupon.
PLUS, GET A free kids' fire prevention activity book.
Sign up to join the Red Robin E-club here.
(they email you a coupon for a free burger/sandwich on your birthday!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Diapers on Sale this week (October 4th)

*Target "brand' Up and Up boxed diapers are on sale for $13.69

*in my Sunday ad, there was an In-ad Coupon making Huggies Big Pack Diaper boxes $17.99 (regularly $19.99, Limit 4)

*Walgreens 'brand' Comfort Stretch are on sale Buy 1 at $8.99, get 1 50% off

*Huggies Jumbos are $8.99

*Pull Ups jumbos are $9.99 until 10/12
*Easy Ups jumbos are $9.99 until 10/12
*Little Ones jumbos are $6.99 until 10/12

Mesa-Free Monday night at Skateland in October

October is national roller skating month, and that means savings at Skateland Mesa. Get free admission every Monday night in October. Skate rental is extra; rent roller skates for $3 and speed skates or rollerblades for $4 (or bring your own and don’t pay anything). 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mondays. 7 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, 480-833-7775.

They also do birthday parties and other fun stuff.

(Thanks AZcentral deals!)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

For the (Deal-finding) Scrapbooker

Have you heard of HSN (Home Shopping Network)?

Well right now, they are offering Daisy D's Bambino Paper and Embellishments Scrapbooking Kit on clearance for $4!
(You do have to pay $5.20 in shipping)
If you go through EBATES first and find HSN, you get 6% of your order back.
Even better than that, New Customers save 15% off your first purchase from HSN! Use coupon C56574
These may go fast.
(Thanks savvysavings!)

Uddercovers-Just pay shipping

Uddercovers is having a promo right now. Type in the promo code "onefree" and you get one free, all you have to pay for is shipping, $8.95. A savings of $32.

I have seen a similar promo before, but I have never ordered from them personally. If you are in the market for a nursing cover, it might be worth checking out.

Thanks Heather!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chick-Fil-A Queen Creek Oct 7th, 8th

If you are a big fan of Chick-Fil-A and live near Queen Creek, this might interest you.

Chick-fil-A will be giving away a free year supply of their tasty chicken to the first 100 people at the Queen Creek location's grand opening ($26,000 in free food).

The line officially begins forming up to 24 hours before the grand opening, with the prizes being awarded Thursday, October 8 sometime between 6 a.m. and 6:15 a.m.

My husband and I did this a few years ago-their food is delicious-you get a free meal every week which includes a sandwich, drink and fries!

Representatives for the restaurant say in the event that there are more than 100 people by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, all 100 spots will be determined by a raffle.

*Lerner added "Just an FYI- Only the First 100 are allowed to camp out at a Chick-fil-A opening. So, if Wednesday morning - the full 24 hours before the new location opens Thursday morning - 150 people show up to be part of the First 100 there will be a raffle. Then only those 100 will camp out overnight for the 6:00 am Thursday awarding. If you are camping and stay all night then you are a winner!"


Big Lots, 20% off Oct 5-10

Big Lots has a coupon for 20% you ENTIRE purchase-starts Monday, Oct 5th and expires Saturday, October 10th. Print coupon here.

Check their local ad here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deals by Day

Quiznos-Free sub with purchase of sub and regular drink

Get a free sub with purchase of sub and regular drink at Quiznos-coupon here. You can also print a coupon for $1 off 1 sub, $2 off 2 subs or $3 off 3 subs.
Expires 10/26/09
Find a store here.

Kroger (Frys) Gas Rewards

It sounds like there is more potential to discounts at your local Kroger store-check out what Moneysavingmethods has to say here...potential for $1.00 off per gallon per month! Very interesting. I haven't tried it out, so I am not sure how it all works yet.

Printable Coupons

The PRINTABLE COUPONS Link to the right has lots of good coupons right now, including Chex Mix & Chex Mix Bars, Welch's Juice Coupons, Cereal Coupons, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Special K. These are the same coupons you can find at
One GREAT coupon to check out if you live near a QuikTrip is the FREE Quiktrip Sandwich.