Thursday, September 30, 2010

Win a Free Year of House Keeping from Murphy's Oil Soap

You better believed I entered this one!  Good Luck!

Enter Murphy Oil's Year of Free House Cleaning

You can also print various coupons from that site including: Murphy's Oil, Colgate, and Palmolive.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Visit to the Audubon Insectarium

Shock met awe when my husband suggested that we go to the Audubon Insectarium during the same hours as the Saints game.  My home and conversations are regularly taken over by little critters of all kinds that can be captured by a 5 year old boy, so it sounded like fun. 

The Insectarium, located in the historic New Orleans Customs House was wonderful, bright, interesting, and clean. Some notable highlights of the Insectarium are the Asian Butterfly Garden and a 4-D Bug Award Show.  I won't spoil the adventure with details. I was pleasantly surprised at every turn.  Can't wait to go back.

While I was there I took advantage of their free cuisine and ate a chocolate covered cricket.  My husband and son both refused.  My husband actually refused to eat lunch at all and said he felt nauseous.  Jeez, at 6'6", 280lbs you'd think he could handle an  itty bitty chocolate covered baby cricket.  Oh well, more for me.

Of course there are ways to save when visiting the Insectarium. You can become a member of the Audubon Nature Institute and then your admission to the Insectarium is reduced to $5.  Or you can save a few bucks with these printable $3 off coupons.  We also saved some money by packing our own lunch and eating it at the Termidor Cafe' inside of the Insectarium. If you decide to eat downtown don't forget to do a search for printable restaurant coupons.

If you do not want to search for on-street parking, you can receive validated parking at Canal Place (the closest parking garage + great shopping). Bring your parking ticket to the ticket counter at the Insectarium and they will validate it there. Validation is good for $5 off of your total parking charge.  We paid $5 after validation.

Word of caution, there is a metal detector and two security guards at the entrance. Travel light, do not bring anything sharp i.e. nail file, pocket knife (you will be asked to leave the building). We had to travel through the metal detector double stroller and all. Luckily that was the only downside to the visit.

If you have any other money saving suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Free Sample of Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil

All You Magazine is highlighting this sample. Get yours here before its gone. 

Groupon Deal for Wine Lovers $25 for $75 Worth of Goods From Wine Insiders

For those of you not familiar with Groupon it is a website that offers goods and services to is users at a fraction of the actually costs. I've used a maid service, Gap discounts, Picaboo discounts, and a host of other items for 50% or less of the actual cost.

Groupon has deals in many cities but users can purchase deals from ANY city.  SO today's deal in Fresno, is $25 for $75 dollars worth of wine from Wine Insiders.  Purchase your Groupon first for a spectacular deal.

Wine Insiders is currently offering a case of assorted high quality wines from $119.83 with FREE shipping which means that including what you've paid for your $25 Groupon certificate the total per bottle of wine is $5.82 shipped to your door.  Sign-up here!

Thank you, Bucktown Bargains

Saturday, September 25, 2010

One Kings Lane Is Offering $15 Credit Just For Signing Up

One Kings Lane is a web retailer that offers high end merchandise for extremely discounted prices.  If you register with them you receive a $15 credit good for use on goods and shipping, so---- there is the possibility that you can get some items for completely FREE, no shipping, no anything.
 I definitely recommend checking it out there are some really NICE offerings.  Sales change every 72hours which makes for an interesting sale format.  Check it out.  Let me know what you think.  Click here: One Kings Lane.

Friday, September 24, 2010

JcPenney Clearance Shoes as low as $3.25 Shipped!

JcPenney currently has two promotional codes that are good for $10 off a $10 purchase: "LIZ4YOU" and
"GO4TEN".  You can save an additional 3% by logging into Ebates first . What makes this an excellent deal is that for a limited time JcPenney Shoes are shipped for FREE. I already purchased mine. My total was $3.25 including tax and shipping! That's less than an iced mocha.

You can take advantage of this deal twice. Simply purchase the shoes in two separate transactions.

Hurry these codes expire 9/28/2010! Don't forget to look at clearance shoes and outlet shoes for the best deals.

Babies R US & Toys R US Printable In-store Coupons

Babies R US Printable Here

Toys R US $5 off $25 purchase

Hurry these coupons expire 9/26/2010.  Be sure to check exclusions.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Similac Formula RECALL! Please forward to Moms with Babies.

Email received from Similac about a Similac Baby Formula Recall:

We take our product quality and safety responsibilities very seriously. As such, we have initiated a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac®-brand, powder infant formulas that did not meet our quality standards.

We are recalling these products following an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility. Please be assured that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae, could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted.

Our first and foremost responsibility is to provide the highest quality product for your baby. We are working to resolve this matter quickly and thoroughly.

The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:

    • Certain Similac product lines offered in plastic containers.
    • Certain Similac product lines offered in 8-ounce sample cans, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
To immediately find out if the product in your possession is included in this recall please visit Once at the site, type in the lot number to determine if your product is affected. If your product is affected, links on the website will provide specific information on next steps. You can call (800) 986-8850 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak to an Abbott Consumer Relations representative, as well.
Please also see the link below to find an alternative of your Similac product not impacted by this recall.
Throughout this recall, our primary concern continues to be the safety of those who use our products.
We are committed to ensuring that every product we sell is manufactured to the highest level of quality. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this issue may cause you.
Scott White, Senior Vice President, U.S. Nutrition, Abbott

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

HURRY Limited Time! Free Tub Of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes

For a limited time Cottonelle is offering a free tub of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes for you and a friend. Simply input your info and your friend's name and email and Cottonelle will send you and your friend a coupon for a FREE TUB!  Click here Free Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Wipes Coupon

Saturday, September 18, 2010

HOT DEAL! Canvas People is Offering a FREE 8x10 Canvas of Your Photo is offering a Free 8x10 Canvas of your photo.  Show off your best family portrait or capture the beauty of your new baby. This would make a great Christmas gift for grandma! Just upload your own photo and voila you have your own canvas art.  You will have to pay for shipping, but its still a great deal!

Save On Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Blu-Ray Combo $10 Printable Coupon

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue $10 Coupon

This offer is for a limited time only. Coupon Expires 10/3/10.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Get Your Free Credit Report

One major step toward saving money is staying on top of your credit report. Your credit report is used to determine your interest rate on mortgages, car loans, car insurance and your would-be employer can even access it to judge your suitablity for the job. Unfortunately, many credit reports contain errors of no fault of their owners.

With this in mind it is essential to routinely check your credit report for errors.  Fortunately, you can do this 3 times a year for FREE.  One time per year at each of the credit reporting agencies, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.

In the US, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its amendments require that any national consumer credit reporting agency (including Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) and any national specialty consumer reporting agency (including Innovis, PRBC, Teletrack) provide a free copy of the credit reports for any consumer who requests it, once per year
Free annual credit reports for Experian, Equifax and TransUnion may be requested at Note that many imposter websites with names similar to exist, and users will see promotions for extra credit-checking services that cost money. Carefully following the process and declining for-pay services will allow users to get their free annual credit reports. Also note that the free reports do not include the consumer's credit score. Rather, they provide a list of accounts so users can confirm that no erroneous information is on the reports.  Excerpt from Wikipedia

Precious Moments Offering Free Shipping with a $50 Purchase

Get Free Shipping when you purchase $50 or more from Precious Moments.

Shop Christmas Ornaments at Free Shipping on orders over $50! Use code GOFREE10. Shop Now!

Don't Forget to join Shop at Home to Save an additional 6% off your purchase.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

HOT DEAL! Picaboo is offering a FREE 20 Page Photo Book is a leader in photo books. They offer a down loadable program with a variety of layouts and backgrounds.  You'll never go back to standard 4x6 prints after the Picaboo photo book experience.  Trust me. I've purchased a Picaboo photo album myself.  I couldn't be more pleased. 

Best of all you can TRY IT FOR FREE!  Use coupon code 1FBLGB-7W @ checkout  and receive a 20 page photo book for FREE.  You will receive  a $39.99 credit at checkout. Once applied the remaining balance will be $8.99 for Shipping & Handling.

Picaboo - Create a Photo Book. Fast easy, fun and beautiful. Starting at just $9.99. Try it!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chili's is offering FREE Queso & Chips

Sign up for Chili’s E-Mail Club and you will be able to print a FREE Chips and Queso coupon. If you enter the last 4 digits of the credit card that you use most often at Chili’s you will receive a FREE brownie sundae dessert as well.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Attention Sam's Club Members: 25 Free 4x6 Prints

When  you receive your Sam's Club Source advertisement don't throw it out. Turn to page 8 for a coupon for 25 free 4x6 prints.

Leap Frog Tag Books and Leapster Games Only 9.95

Anyone with a child 4-8 knows what a great bargain this is! So you can make the deal even sweeter.  First log into Ebates, Sign up is free and you will save an additonal 3%... then search and click on the link provided. Once at search for the $9.95 sale (lower price will not appear until you type LABORDAY995 promo code in at check out). Purchase $40 worth of Leapfrog items and also receive Free Shipping!

1 Penny Sale @ Get up to 5 deLuxe Bath products for 1 cent each

Okay, this was an online deal too good for me to pass up. There is a Penny Sale at In order to qualify you must first sign up for Ebates, if not already a member,

Then type in, scroll down and click on the Penny Sale link. Once there you will have your choice of up to 5 deLuxe Bain bath products for only 1 penny each. You will have to pay shipping, but my total after shipping was only $6.04.  Hurry sale ends 9/12/10.