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 Hotels.com 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 amazon.com 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.

Jul 18, 2012

Grocery Store Discounts and Deals

Harris Teeter 
- get 20% off mix and match cases this weekend (Thursday - Sunday)
- get 20% off specialty cheeses (good from 7/18 - 7/24)
- spend $25 in select Coco-Cola and Kellogg's products, and get a $5 coupon for any grocery purchase at HT! Here are the details: 
spend $25 in one grocery transaction at Harris Teeter using your VIC card between 7/18 - 7/31 and get a $5 coupon triggered at register! Click here for a list of qualifying items! Pair these items with some coupons for some super deals! 
- eVIC item of the week: 
Anyone know of any coupons for this to sweeten the deal? 

Earth Fare
- free lb. of fresh cherries with a $5 purchase
- free kids meals every Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 pm!!! I think you can get up to 4 free with each adult meal purchased (minimum of $5)! This is a fantastic value - since it is such high quality food! 

- take the boot challenge and trade in your "bad" energy drink for a free all-natural one! 

Jul 13, 2012

Staples Loot

I don't have a picture, but I wanted to let you know about my fantastic run to Staples this evening! Here's what I got:

(2) Roseart Crayons (24 pack) - $.01
(2) Bic Roundstick (10 pack) - $.01
(2) Staples Brand School Glue - $.01
(4) Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils (10 pack) - $.25  (regularly $3.49 each)
(4) Really Useful Boxes - $.25 (regularly $1.00 each)
(1) 2013 Desktop Calendar - $4.99
(2) Reams of 8.5" x 11" Staples Copy-paper - $6.99
(1) Staples Handy File - $10.49
(1) Staples 3-Tab File Folders - $5.29
(1) Scotch Super Glue - $2.99
(1) Sharpie Fine Markers (5 pack) - $1.00 (regularly $4.79)
Minus 5% for using my Staples Reward Card
Minus $4.00 ink reward coupon I had from turning in an old cartridge
Plus $2.53 in Sales Tax = $37.43

I then went to stapleseasyrebates.com and entered in my rebate information (it was so easy, that I was able to do it while having a fairly serious phone conversation with a close friend). I will receive three rebate checks back:

$13.48 - for the 2 reams of paper (making them only $.25 each)
$4.99 - for the Desktop Calendar (making it free)
$2.99 - for the Super Glue (making it free)
Total Refund: $21.76

Total Net Spent: $15.67

Interesting Note: I needed the Handy File and 3-Tab File Folders that were not on sale, nor did I have coupons for those! Just those two things were $15.78 - my 5% discount + sales tax. Basically what that means is that since I had the $4 coupon, I paid for those two essential items - and then got everything else for free! I hope you can see that you can literally walk into Staples - and come out with about $52.19 for about $3-4. Keep in mind that you do have to pay for the easy rebate items up-front, and then wait for your rebate check to arrive (normally about 4-6 weeks). So much fun! I felt like a kid in a candy store! :-)

Jul 10, 2012

Yankee Candle Coupon

Love, love, love Yankee Candles! I've tried others (really good quality ones, too) - and nothing seems to be as fragrant as a Yankee Candle. My favorite scent is still the Cucumber Melon! Anyway - just ran across this coupon (thans hip2save.com) for $10 off of $25 purchase! This coupon can be used at Bed, Bath, and Beyond as well as a lot of other retailers. What I don't know if is BB&B will take this coupon as well as one of their own store coupons?!?!!?! I will look into that and let you know! If so, this could make for a really cheap Yankee Candle!!! Click here for printable coupon!

Yay for FREE Starbucks!!!

Mark your calendars for Friday, July 13th - because Starbucks is giving away 12oz Handcrafted Refresher Beverages from 12:00 - 3:00 pm!!! Choose from Very Berry Hibiscus and Cool Lime! Limited to one per customer with no purchase necessary!!!

Jul 8, 2012

Let the Pre-School Office Supply Sales Begin!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past week! I'm now back from vacation and in a saving mood! :-)  

Back to School Season is beginning! Don't let that make you panic or sad - there is plenty of summer left! It's just the same sort of marketing strategy that they use when they start playing Christmas Music in September! But in this case - we can save big bucks! From now until the end of September is when you're going to be able to get almost all of your office supplies for pennies! So stock up now - because you'll cringe to pay $5 for a ream of paper in April if you don't! Just browsing the Staples Sales Paper and here are the things you can get for FREE (or super cheap) with easy-rebate! If you've never done easy-rebate before, it really is super easy - but you do have to pay for it up-front and make sure to remember to enter in your receipt ID number online so that you'll get your rebate (normally takes about 4-6 weeks).

Staples 2013 Desktop Calendar - $4.99
Submit for the $4.99 easy rebate (limit 2)
Final Cost = FREE!!!

Scotch Super Glue Gel $4.29
Minus $1.30 Instant Savings at Checkout
Then Submit for the $2.99 easy rebate (limit 1)
Final Cost = FREE!!!

Staples 8.5x11" Multipurpose Paper 500 sheets - $6.99
Submit for the $6.74 easy rebate (limit 2)
Final Cost = $.25!!!

HP Everyday 8.5x11" Photo Paper $9.99
Minus $.50 Instant Savings at Checkout
Then Submit for the $8.99 easy rebate (limit 4)
Final Cost = $.50!!!

A few more things you might be interested in, with no rebate necessary! 

Only $.25 each: 
Paper Mate Sharpwriter .7mm mechanical pencils 5-pack (Regularly $3.49)
Really Useful .14 Box (Regularly $1.00)

Only $.50 each: 
BIC Great Erase Dry-Erase Markers (Fine-tip, assorted 4-pack - Regularly $4.29)
Staples Pink Block Erasers - 3-pack (Regularly $2.29)

Only $1.00 each: 
Sharpie Permanent Markers (fine-tip, black 5-pack - Regularly $4.79)
Staples 3-hole Binder Punch (assorted colors - Regularly $4.29)
Staples Postscript Mechanical Pencils (.5mm gray 12-pack - Regularly $4.99)
Westcott Preferred 7" Scissors (Regularly $6.29)
Staples Mini Stapler (assorted colors - Regularly $3.49)