Aug 10, 2012

HarrisTeeter Super Double Fun!

Isabella and I headed to Harris Teeter this morning for our first Super Double Trip! 
We found some awesome deals to share with you! 

Keri Body Lotion - on sale Buy one Get on free - $7.99
Buy 2 for a total of $7.99
Use 2 $2.00 Manufacturer Coupons (that will double to $4.00 each) 
Total Cost: FREE
*This is a great item for the donate pile*

Crest Complete Toothpaste - on sale $2.99
Use 1 $1.50 manufacturer coupon (that will double to $3.00) 
+ Harris Teeter eVIC coupon of $.75 applied at checkout
Total Cost: -$.75

Wholey Guacamole - one sale Buy One Get One Free - $2.79
Use 1 $1.00 manufacturer coupon (that will double to $2.00) 
Total Cost: FREE

Ziplock Slider Baggies - on sale Buy One Get One Free - $2.99
Buy 2 for a total of $2.99
Use $1.00 manufacturer coupon (that will double to $2.00) 
Total Cost for 2: $.99

Honey Nut Cheerios - on eVIC special for $1.97/box (limit 2)
Use $1.00/2 Manufacturer Coupon (that will double to $2.00)
Total Cost for 2 boxes: $1.94 

Oral B 30 count Floss Sticks - on sale for $2.99
Use $1.00 manufacturer coupon (that will double to $2.00)
+ Harris Teeter eVIC coupon of $.75 applied at checkout
Total Cost: $.24

L'Oreal Healthy Look Creme Gloss Color - $9.75
Use $2.00 manufacturer coupon (that will double to $4.00)
+ Harris Teeter eVIC coupon for $2.00 applied at checkout
Total Cost: $3.75

Other great deals that require no coupon: 
Huggies Diapers (all varieties) - on sale for $6.99
Annie's Homegrown Mac and Cheese - on sale for $1.00/box
Danon Greek Yogurt - on sale 10/$10 (or $1.00 each)

Aug 6, 2012

Harris Teeter, Craig's List, and Plum District

Plum District has a promo code up right now (SUMMER2012) for 20% off your entire purchase - good through August 8th (Wednesday). Normally, they'll either apply a discount code or Plum Dollars that you have in your account (they award them periodically for creating an account, referring a friend, etc.). But, I had $5 credit in my account and they applied both the discount code AND the $5! The deal I particularly like right now is:

Turn Your Favorite Photo into Wall Art 

Includes FREE Standard Shipping

$27 for a 11x11 Canvas Print - a $53 Value
$28 for an 11x14 Canvas Print - a $60 Value
$37 for an 16x20 CanvasPrint - an $87 Value

I got the 16x20 canvas voucher for only $24.60 + free shipping (about $100 value)! I can't wait to use these to get some photos turned into beautiful art work! If you're not a plum district subscriber, click here to sign up for free!

Harris Teeter - ready, set, clip!!! HT will be doing another amazing Super-Double Coupon event . . . and they'll be doubling up to $2 face value! So now is the time to use those coupons that are$1.50 (they're worth $3 at HT) and the few rare $2.00 coupons (they're worth $4 at HT)!!! The promo starts on Wednesday, August 8th and will run all the way through the following Tuesday, August 14th.

Craig's List - have you forgotten about this amazing "service"? I've just recently gotten reacquainted with it and am totally re-sold! I have a slight obsession with Pottery Barn furniture - although I just can't afford to pay full-price for it. So I've been scouting out Craig's List on a daily basis and here is what I've learned:
  • Don't search for the item you're looking for, search for the brand. I've been just entering "Pottery Barn" in the search box and I get to see everything that anyone is selling from PB. Otherwise, I have to sift through hundreds of ads for furniture that I have absolutely no interest in.
  • Never pay more than 50% of the original price of the item; significantly less if it's older.
  • Always negotiate price; it is absolutely expected on Craig's List. Even people who say "price firm". Make an offer! Seriously, what's the worst they can say?
  • If they're not close-by, be pro-active and offer to pay full asking price if they'll deliver the item - or at least meet you somewhere.
  • Be patient and check back daily. People post things all the time - so just check back on a daily basis to see what's new - and to see who still has something they're trying to get rid of. People who post, re-post, and re-post day after day - really want to get rid of whatever they're selling. Those are the people who are willing to deal!

So that's it for now! Good luck and happy shopping!

Aug 5, 2012

Combining Deals

You can often save big bucks when you combine a variety of deals/offers! Just this morning, I combined a fantastic sale, with ebates, and shop runner to save myself over 50%. Here's what I did: is having a fantastic sale on bras: buy 1, get another for 75% off (doesn't have to be the same bra). Plus, use code XTRA15 at checkout and get an additional 15% your entire order. So here's what I did:

  • Logged in to my ebates account and did a search for bare necessities. They're offering 4% cash back! So I clicked on the "Shop Now" button and they automatically directed me to barenecessities. 
  • I bought 2 bras on sale for $35 each. After discounts, they came out to $7.22 and $29.75 each. 
  • When I got to the place where I enter in shipping preference, I logged into my shoprunner account (they have a button there where you can do it directly from their page and it automatically calculates). So I got my shipping for free! 
All totaled I got two bras shipped to my door for $36.97 + I'll get $1.47 deposited into my ebates account. That means I've really spent a total of $35.50 for 2 bras that normally would have cost me $70 + $5.00 shipping. Plus, I guess since I bought this on tax-free weekend here in NC, I didn't have to pay tax either! :-) 

If you're unfamiliar with ebates, you can join here! And if you're unfamiliar with Shoprunner, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here

Jul 29, 2012

Cheap Canvases at Eversave

I've been in the market for some "cheap" canvases, and I just found a deal on Eversave that I couldn't pass up! I got a voucher for two 16x20 canvases for only $49 + free shipping! Plum District has a similar deal going on right now, but theirs is significantly more expensive ($39 for one 16x20 + $14 shipping). So if you're like me and wanting to turn some of those amazing vacation pics into some wall art - this may be the deal for you! Click here to take a look!

Jul 28, 2012

Cheap/Free Ways to Rack-up Swagbucks!

1) Download the ap on your iPhone and you'll get 45 swagbucks

2) Sign-up for Savingstar for free (an online e-coupon service that I LOVE) and you'll get 23 swagbucks

3) Sign-up for Plum District (an online deal site like groupon, living social, etc.) and make a purchase to get 315 swagbucks! Also - when you make that purchase, use code LONDON20 to get 20% off!

4) If you've never used Vista Print before, order some free personalized note cards - or any number of other free things (you will have to pay shipping), and get 450 swagbucks! That's enough for a $5 gift card. So whatever you have to pay on shipping will be off-set by the $5 gift card!

5) If you've never used Netflix, sign up for a account and get 675 swagbucks! Your first month will be completely free - just be sure to keep it for at least 3 days before you cancel (if you intend to do so). I'll warn you: I registered for Netflix a year ago when they did a promotion like this - intending to cancel it after a few weeks. .  . but did not! It's a wonderful service and very cheap! We eventually cut off our direct tv and just used Netflix!

If you're not a swagbucks user, sign-up here and get 30 free swagbucks to get you started! It's as simple or intense as you want it to be, so just take some time to look through their site and you should get a good idea of how it works. For any of the above listed offers - make sure to hit the "Earn" tab on the site - and then click "Special Offers" from the drop-down menu. You must go through Swagbucks and click their links in order to get your swagbuck rewards! Have fun!

Jul 27, 2012

Paper Coterie Gift Cards - up to 70% off

This is almost too good to be true! I'm thinking this would be an awesome way to get some fantastic Christmas Cards for a super good deal! Visit Paper Coterie to see what they've got and purchase your gift card(s)!

Jul 21, 2012


Minted: Unique and modern personalized stationery. Printed on luxe paper and delivered in an embossed white gift box.

I was recently reminded how much I love this site and the quality of their products. I've bought their calling cards, journals, return address labels, and stationery and loved it all. Click here to get a $25 credit towards your first order! Plus, use code GIFTS10 to get 10% off of any 3 gift items (journals, stationery, return address labels, etc.). Or, use code SUMMERFUN to get 15% off all baby and kids products! 

Idea: I love giving their personalized stationery as gifts. There is very little substitution for a nicely hand-written note on fine monogrammed stationery. It's a luxury that we rarely afford ourselves.