Monday, January 31, 2011

My birthday freebies 2011 :)

My birthday was last week-I had my driver's license, camera phone, and printed emails handy.

I know some of you may will laugh, but I want to share some ideas for fun & free things you can do/eat on your birthday (or celebrate with a friend or spouse). I shared most of this food with my family :)

*First things first, I got my FREE 50 swagbucks and 100 FREE disney movie rewards.

Denny's Grand Slam (birthday only)

Krispy Kreme-free dozen doughnuts (on your birthday only)
Joes Real BBQ in Gilbert, AZ up to $10 (birthday only). I was a first-timer and it was delicious, definitely going back on a non-birthday occasion.

Harkins popcorn (birthday only) I didn't even know about this until at the theatre when I asked if they did anything for birthdays-I had to ask ;)
P.S. We saw Narnia

Jack in the box-free desert, I chose cheesecake (birthday only-email)
Rubios-free meals up to $7 (birthday week-email)

So if you have a birthday coming up, Happy Birthday! Get something for FREE!

*Check out a few other FREE birthday ideas here and let me know if you have any other ideas.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Diapers on sale this week (January 30th)


Get 30% off diapers at Amazon with Amazon Mom when you sign up for Subscribe and Save at checkout-add coupons from recent magazines ($10 and 20% can be combined, 1 per account per month). Diapers and wipes included here. If you are ordering Pampers, watch for the $1.50 coupon too!
Pampers jumbos are $8.99, get $1 in Extra Care Bucks

Huggies and Pampers big packs are $19.9-buy two and get a free $5 Target gift card
Luvs big packs are $16.99-buy 2 and get a free $10 Target gift card.

Pampers boxed diapers are $19.99-spend $25 on select Pampers diapers and/or wipes (see weekly ad for details-wipes are $5.99) and get a Register Rewards coupon for $5 off your next purchase at Walgreens.

There have been coupons in the Sunday paper for both Pampers and Huggies in the last few Sunday papers.

(Any other diaper deals to add?)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Diapers from Amazon- Less than $9 shipped with 2 codes from recent magazines

If you get baby/parenting/pregnancy magazines, make sure and watch for and save the Amazon codes they have had lately (or share them if you don't need diapers). There are $10 codes to get $10 off anything 'baby,' which includes diapers AND 20% off diaper purchases codes. I get Parenting early years and Parents and had 1 of each (I can't remember which came from which magazine...)

I used both in 1 order and was able to get a Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, Size 3 Economy Plus Pack with 204 Diapers for less than $9 shipped because Amazon Mom gives you 30% off when you choose Subscribe & Save (FREE to sign up to!)...and it came in less than 36 hours! It sounds like you can use 1 code per account per month...and January only has a few days left!

A little breakdown:

Amazon Mom 30% off- $28.16
20% off code-$19.98
$10 coupon code-$9.98
Plus for Pampers there was a $1.50 bonus coupon, leaving my total to $8.48!
(I am not sure if this will be available for all Pampers diapers though.)

Hope this helps someone!
Also, if you do order and use Subscribe & Save, make sure and cancel once it ships or you receive it so your order doesn't get reshipped next month.

Sorry for the wordy post too.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coupon for FREE beef at Pei Wei, (AZ) Fry's accepting competitor coupons/ all coupons $1, FREE shipping at Fisher Price 

Head into local Pei Wei today or tomorrow (or both) and get a coupon for a FREE Korean BBQ to be used starting January 31st.

Fry's is accepting competitor coupons and all coupons are worth $1 for a limited time. The rules are a little different. Check out Juli's post for the details.

FREE shipping at Fisher Price ends January 28th-no minimum purchase!

Dairy Queen Customer Appreciation-Check to see if your local Dairy Queen has the discount...some are today , Jan. 26th (the malls?) and others are Jan. 29th.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Extra 25% off clearance at, $1.25 fish tacos at Rubios, 40% off at Yodipity (AZ), Pei Wei sample

3 Days Only! Take an extra 25% off Old Navy Clearance merchandise, exclusively online. Enter ONEXTRA25 at checkout. (Old Navy Twitter)

Rubios fish tacos are $1.25 after 2:30 pm every Tuesday. (Rubios Twitter)

(AZ) Its Tuesday, and that means it's time for your deal of the day! Come in with the code word "SPRINKLES" for 40% off your yogurt! (Yodipity Twitter) (In Mesa, Riverview shopping plaza)

Pei  Wei-Come into ANY Pei Wei this Wednesday or Thursday (you can come both) and pick up an offer card for a FREE Order of our NEW Korean BBQ, that is redeemable Jan 31 - Feb. 6. (Pei Wei Twitter)

All twitter deals today :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Papa Murphys-$10 gift card for $5

Today only, Plum District {similar to Groupon} is offering a $10 Papa Murphy's gift card for $5...their pizza is absolutely delicious-you order what you want, take it home, then bake it. 

You can check out or sign up for Plum District here and check if your local city is participating.

(For this Plum Deal Plum Steal there are no referal credits when you invite friends, etc. For most of their deals, you get a $10 credit when a friend joins through your link.)

(Note-Plum District isn't everywhere, but this offer is valid in Phoenix.)

Find your closest Papa Muphy's here. You can also follow them on Facebook, which is where I first saw this deal.

{I was first introduced to Papa Murphy's by my husband's grandparents in Utah, and then was so excited when I found out Tucson had a restaurant we live near one in Mesa.}

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Diapers on sale this week (January 23rd)


Get 30% off diapers at Amazon when you sign up for Subscribe and Save at checkout (I cancel the Subscribe and Save in My Account once I get it or they will send the same order next month).  Check out participating diapers here. '

***Extra 20% off OR $10 Amazon baby codes have been spotted in the following February magazines:

*Fit Pregnancy
*American Baby (free subscription)
*Baby Talk (free subscription)
*Parenting: The Early Years. Check just after page 12. (This is the one I got!)
(Thanks Babycheapskate!)
Huggies jumbos are $8.99, get $1 in ECB

Buy 3 jumbo Pampers OR Huggies, get a $5 Target gift card

Huggies jumbos, Pull-Ups or Good-Nites are $8.99, get $2 Register Rewards

{There are Huggies coupons in today's paper (1/23) $1.50 Huggies coupons at, and Pampers coupons in last weeks P&G coupon insert}

Friday, January 21, 2011

More deals this weekend: FREE lotion @ Bath and Body, 50% off toaster oven...

For those of you heading to the mall or a different Bath & Body Works location, print this coupon for a FREE 2oz Carried Away body lotion.  It's good today through Sunday 1/23.  There is no purchase necessary and is intended for those who "like" them on Facebook.

(Thanks Juli)
Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven
Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven $25.64, regular price $54.99 at Amazon.

Walgreens ~ Want a brag book to share pictures of your cuties?  Through tomorrow (1/22), you can get a FREE purse book at Walgreens when you enter the code PURSE at check-out.  I think you have to have it shipped, which is about $3.

Through Saturday, 1/22, Gap is offering 30% off in stores and online. If you are shopping in store, print the e-mail offer here.

If you are shopping online, enter the code GAPSPRING30 at check-out. 

(Thanks Melissa)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A few upcoming sales/events

Saturday is a princess party at Disney Stores across the nation-call to see if yours is participating! (first 50 per store)

20% off at Big Lots-starts Jan 22, goes until Jan 30th

$10 of $30 coupon at Office Max

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

(AZ) Fry's Milk-$1.29 with $25 purchase

Through Friday, Fry's has their Milk on sale for $1.29 with $25 purchase!

They also have a sale on Frozen items, Buy 10 get $5 off that coincide with, and cellfire coupons
( I just bought frozen vegetable steamers and Toaster Strudels)

$10 for a $20 Amazon card!

Living social is offering a $20 Amazon gift card for just $10 today and it looks like they are going fast! 

(Limit 1 per person)

Thanks KC!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1/2 price for Bath and Body works and via Groupon

Groupon is offering 1/2 price certificates to Bath and Body works AND today!

To get $30 at Bath and Body works for $15, choose Columbia as the city on your Groupon homepage.

To get a $40 Shoebuy certificate for $20, choose Cincinatti on your Groupon homepage.

Monday, January 17, 2011

FREE Shipping at Fisher Price AND Children's Place today

*If you see this before noon AZ time today, enter to win a 20% code from KC at Desert Deals Diva to use on Amazon diapers and save up to 50% off and have it delivered in 2 days! 

Today both Fisher Price and the Children's Place are offering FREE shipping on any order.

If you shop at Fisher Price, you don't need a code and the FREE shipping offer is available until January 28th! (from their email)

For the Children's Place, get FREE shipping on your entire order when you enter the code FSJANUARY2011 at check-out. You can also save 20% off your entire purchase when you enter the code P7C2011 at check-out.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Diapers on sale this week (January 16th)

Get 30% off diapers at Amazon when you sign up for Subscribe and Save at checkout (I cancel the Subscribe and Save in My Account once I get it or they will send the same order next month). Take an additional 20% off when you use coupons found in recent American Baby and Parenting magazines-Check out participating diapers here.

CVS brand diapers are Buy 1 Get 1 50% off

Pampers or Huggies Value Packs are $29.99-buy 2 and get a $10 Target gift card

Pampers jumbos are 2 for $18-buy 2 get $3 in Register Rewards also has a few Huggies coupons-Save $3 on 2 packs of Huggies and Save $1 when you buy a Huggies tub of wipes AND a refill.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bountiful baskets today

We (well my husband) picked up our Bountiful basket this morning (and saw my good friend Erin!). Lots of apples, pears, lettuce, peppers, squash, tomatoes, asparagus and kiwi for $16.50. I also bought the 7-dozen tortilla pack for $10 more.

Now, what to make...
(sorry, pictures are from my phone-a little blurry)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nature Valley granola bars, Fruit Snacks, and Toaster Strudels deals with printable coupons

I love that Bashas, Fry's and Safeway all double coupons-here are a few deals on snacks with coupons you can print twice from also has great coupons that are often similar.

There are a lot of coupons available at right-some of my favorites under the Foods category:

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel are $1.49 when you buy 10 participating items at Fry's and $2 at Bashas (they don't appear to be on sale at Safeway)

There are currently Catalina Coupon that have been printing out at Fry's and Safeway when you buy Fruit snacks and/or Nature Valley Granola Bars.

The Nature Valley Granola Bars are $2.49 at Fry's, $2.50 at Safeway, and $2 at Bashas  

Catalina that has been printing: 
      Buy 3,Save $1.50 on future purchase
      Buy 4, Save $2.50 on future purchase
      Buy 5, Save $3.50 on future purchase

The Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks are $1.99 at Fry's and $2 at Bashas (I can't find a price at Safeway...they may not be on sale)

Catalina that has been printing: 
      Buy 3, Save $1 on future purchase
      Buy 4, Save $2 on future purchase
      Buy 5, Save $3 on future purchase

Another way to get even more discounts for Fry's is to upload digital coupons to your Cellfire account and accounts-you'll need your Fry's account #.If you like having snacks around or are packing lunches, these are decent deals on fun foods.

*On a side note, I ordered bountiful baskets and can't wait to see what I get on Saturday-maybe it make me feel better about all of these treats!

Old Navy Clearance-up to 80% off

Old Navy clearance- get up to 80% off when you take an extra 40% off already reduced items. In-Store only in the US and Canada. Not available online. Select styles only.

The sale should go from January 14th through the 17th according to Facebook...

If you think you might spend $50, try the Old Navy Barker's Bones game to get a $10 off $50 printable coupon.

Bonus Swagbucks

Search & Win
Are you a member of Swagbucks? If so, you can earn a few extra swagbucks every day when you go to EARN at the top of the page, then click on:
  • Daily Polls
  • Trusted Surveys
  • NOSO-(skip them)
  • Swagbucks TV-you have to watch 20 videos I think so it takes a while, but get 5 bucks once you have gone through them.
If you haven't joined yet or have no idea what I am talking about, Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you randomly by searching the Internet, and if you join before the end of Friday, January 14th, you can start with 70 Swagbucks by doing the following:
  • Join Swagbucks here (and get an initial 30 Swagbucks)
  • On that first page, enter the code SBGames (expires 1/14)
  • Start searching!
I was skeptical at first, got the hang of it. I usually save up enough to get at least $10 at Amazon every month (450 Swagbucks=$5 to Amazon). They give out codes randomly as well if you follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

(AZ) Save up to $5 on Phoenix Zoo admission starting Jan. 15th

Saturday, January 15 – Monday, January 31, 2011"It's easy to think of others during the holiday season, but the greatest need sometimes comes after the holidays! The Phoenix Zoo will be kicking off a food drive to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance this Saturday, January 15th. All you need to do is bring in cans of food and receive $1 off admission for each can up to five per person!"
         1 can = $1 off one general daytime admission
         2 cans = $2 off one general daytime admission
         3 cans = $3 off one general daytime admission
         4 cans = $4 off one general daytime admission
         5 cans = $5 off one general daytime admission

(This info and that awesome canned food picture came from their email)

Cans of food must be donated at the Phoenix Zoo. A maximum $5 discount available, per person. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Not valid on advanced or online ticket purchases. Valid for daytime admission only. Valid January 15 through January 31, 2011.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FREE shipping on any order at Children's Place, today only! Plus 15% off

Use code FSSNOW to get FREE shipping on any order!
Get an extra 15% off with code UPROMISE1C.
Go through Ebates first and get 3% cash back.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

(AZ) Live in Mesa? FREE Swimming lessons, $10 gardening class

Check out I Heart Mesa to get the details on FREE Spring swimming lessons and upcoming gardening classes.

Papa Johns-2 Large for $11.11 on 11/11 (Not working in AZ?)

Today, January 11, buy a Large 1 Topping pizza for $11.00 and get a second 1 Topping pizza for ONLY 11¢ more!
Use promo code TUE111
Offer only valid on 1/11/2011

(Available at participating to see if

your local Papa Johns is participating)

*Update from Papa Johns Twitter-Hey @ Followers! The $11.11 deal that is going around is a local deal only, good primarily only in the Carolinas...
The deal went viral but was just supposed to be for locals in certain states...sorry! Maybe they will honor it, but they aren't required to.
(Thanks Dayton daily)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Diapers on sale this week (January 9th)


Get 30% off diapers at Amazon when you sign up for Subscribe and Save at checkout (I cancel the Subscribe and Save in My Account once I get it or they will send the same order next month). Take an additional 20% off when you use coupons found in recent American Baby and Parenting magazines-Check out participating diapers here.

Huggies and Pampers big packs are $19.99-get $3 in Extra Care Bucks. discounts
use code:MACE9007
Buy Baby Items at
If you like ordering diapers online, you can shop 15% off your first order and 30% back with code MACE9007.
(If you think ahead, you can actually send in Manufacturer's coupons and they will apply them to your next order if they haven't expired yet!)
Buy $15 worth of Walgreens brand baby items, get a $3 Register Reward, spend $25 get $5 in RR-diapers are $6.
Pampers big packs are $19.99, get $3 in Register Rewards.

(Any other diaper deals worth mentioning?)

Friday, January 7, 2011

(AZ) Disney On Ice coming this month-$44 for 4 tickets

Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate is coming to the Phoenix area and will be playing at US Airways Center January 19 – 23, 2011!
Feld Entertainment is offering a GREAT discount to see this fun-filled show!!   Get 4 Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate!  tickets for only $44 when you use code MOM online, over the phone or show a flyer at the arena Box Office (Excludes Front Row and VIP seats).

Phoenix Show Dates:
  • Thursday, Jan 20th 7:30pm
  • Friday, Jan 21st 10:30am and 7:30pm 
  • Saturday, Jan 22nd 7:30pm 
  • Sunday, Jan 23rd 5:30pm 
Go HERE to get your tickets and reserve the best seats available!  Hope to see you there!

NOTE: Additional ticket can be purchased using this code for $11/each, but a minimum of 4 tickets is required for this special. Offer is not valid on Front Row and VIP seats. Service and Handling fees from Ticketmaster will apply.

Check out this post for more details:
*We are going opening night and can't wait!

(Thanks Good Deal Gal!)

Target-90% off Christmas clearance

Target's Christmas clearance has been marked to 90% off at most stores.
If you go, keep an eye out for Christmas items that aren't with the clearance like children's Christmas books, paper towells, Christmas pajamas, etc and scan for the price.

I found some 12 days of Christmas chocolate goldfish that were 29¢, but other than that didn't find anything too exciting, mostly wrapping paper. KC found some fun items at her Target in Tucson.

The thing I was most excited for was at the little Target Cafe. They have a chicken nugget kids meal for $3, which included chicken nuggets, apples/caramel OR carrots/ranch and a small drink or Icee. They had to cook the chicken fresh and it was 4 realtively large pieces of breaded chicken and tasted delicious
(plus I had a Target gift card so it was that much more fun to eat free.)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Children's Place-extra 50% off clearance

Take an additional 50% off already reduced prices at Children's Place. (in-store only)

The sooner you go, the more deals you will find as this is a very popular sale.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

(AZ) Eating healthier this year? A few ways to do so without spending too much

*Arizona (Central) Farmer's Markets-Get your fruits and vegetables all over Arizona from local farmers. "An Association of Valley Markets supporting direct, sustainable commerce between local area farmers and producers and their surrounding community."

*Tucson Farmer's Markets- Fresh-food lovers can find everything from apples to zucchini at farmers' markets in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
*Bountiful Baskets-This is a grass roots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative to get fruits and vegetables every week or every other week for about $15.

(The group purchases items at deep discounts and items are then distributed evenly among participants. It is completely volunteer-run! If you are interested in buying a basket, you register for an account, put your order in for your closest site before Tuesday night-there are sites all over the state! ($15+$3 for 1st order or $1.50 processing for any other order). Each site has a 20 minute pickup window on Saturdays and runs at least every two weeks at each site. If you are late or forget, they donate it to a local fire department (no refunds). They offer different seasonal items and you can often add loaves of bread or other fun things at an additional cost-at Christmas time they had gingerbread house kits. I recommend playing around on the site to find your closest locations and see if it is something you might be interested in. Check out my friend Jenna's Bountiful basket load here.)

*Fresh and Easy-These stores have an easy and affordable way to buy groceries. They send coupons out if you are on their mailing list. Find your closest Fresh & Easy Store here.

*Wal-mart-If you don't have time to shop around at different stores, Wal-mart price matches ads. If you see items on sale at different stores, bring your ads in to Wal-mart and they will price match.

*Superstition Market They offer a great selection of produce at great prices! I would recommend that you eat or freeze them quick! This store is located inthe East Valley in Mesa, Main and Greenfield (4755 E Main St.)

Backyard Farmer- Most produce is picked either a day before or only a few days or so before delivery. This is the freshest you can get next to your own backyard garden. He's a local guy who delivers fresh, organically grown produce - including herbs, fruits, veggies, and interesting things you can't find elsewhere (dandelion greens, beet greens, etc).  He delivers it - the produce is a bit more, but it's delivered for free. (Thanks Tara!) Check out how to order here.

Any other ideas on healthy AND frugal eating?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Diapers on Sale this week (January 2nd)

Get 30% off diapers at Amazon with Amazon Mom. A 20% off code was in recent Parenting OR Parents magazines. Participating diapers can be found here.

Huggies jumbos are $8.99, get $1 in Extra Care Bucks

Buy a pack of Huggies or Pampers jumbos, get a FREE tub of wipes. (expires 12/4)
Huggies jumbos are on sale for $6.99!

***Print Huggies coupons from here-you should be able to print it twice, but this coupon may go quick. Check out Juli's post here to get Huggies as low as $4.99!