Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Go Green Eco Taxi
I suggest signing up for Vocal Point for coupons for freebies in the store to try new products.
Amazon does a lot of random electronic media for free so keep your eyes open. Some of the promos don't last long, so grab them when you see them.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Amazingly beautiful videography. Definitely worth seeing.
Subject: Chick-fil-A Sawdust opening date
To whom it may concern, (which means EVERYBODY!!!)
Chick-fil-A here, just wanted to say hello, and let you know we are in the neighborhood!!! We are opening this Thursday April 29, at 6am!!! So come on by and let the chicken, bacon, and 100% Columbian coffee wake you up before you head to work. Speaking of breakfast, we want to buy you breakfast all next week (yes, you read that right EVERY day next week is a different item we want to buy for you:
Monday (May 3, 2010) try our signature Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit
Tuesday (May 4, 2010) how about a delicious Sausage Biscuit
Wednesday (May 5, 2010) need some finger food? Have a 3 count Chick-n-minis
Thursday (May 6, 2010) did you like that Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit? Have another one on us
Friday (May 7, 2010) TGIF or as we say TWGSB (that was a great Sausage Biscuit
Saturday (May 8, 2010) Don't sleep in too late, how about a 3 count Chick-n-minis for the family?
For your free breakfast be here at the store between 6am and 10:30am. Bring a friend, tell two friends or as many as you want! (One free breakfast entrée per guest - must be present to redeem - no coupon required).
And yes, the Cows did say you may pass this email on to as many friends as you'd like.
720 Sawdust Road
Spring, Texas 77380
(281) 363 - 1400
Open 6am - Close 10pm
Breakfast is served 6am - 10:30am
Closed on Sundays
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In one transaction, I picked up the Stayfree pads ($2.99) with a $1 coupon, Skintimate shaving cream ($2.99), and 2 Off Clip ons ($8.99) - B1G1 ($8.99) coupon - $2 Coupon - $4 Walgreens instant coupon. I paid with one $2.50 RR and $5.81 out of pocket. I got back 2 $3 RR. Total Cost after RR: $2.31.
I would have used up my other 2 $2.50 RR on more pads if they had 'em. Oh, well. Maybe I will stop the 242 Walgreens on Wed. to see if they have any left.
I picked up my free pretzel by telling a joke at Pretzel Maker. I picked up the wipes at Toysrus and I resisted buying anything else. At Borders, I found some great deals. I also ran to HEB and Walgreens. I think I am mostly done with my shopping for the week. I might run into CVS tomorrow to see if they have any $0.49 hallmark cards. I will post separately about my finds at HEB and Walgreens.
The Randalls sale ends Tuesday at Midnight!
In my opinion, this is their best book promotion because you can get tons of bargain books for 33% off. They also released a 33% off 1 item coupon to Borders Rewards members. You should have got it in your email if you are signed up.
The deal of the day at Borders for me was a Cookbook that I am giving to my mom for her Birthday. Normal Retail was $45. It was marked down to $5.99. 33% off makes it $4.
I usually spend between $15 and $25 for birthday presents for my little ones friends. I much rather give 5-20 books that cost me $20 over 1 book for that same price. I am always impressed by what is on sale in the children's bargain books section. When I am on it, I go once a month to see what is new since the books change frequently.
At the register, a coupon printed out for 1 free book (valued up to $15) with a $30 purchase, including the price of the book. This is like 50% off if you can find 2 $15 books that you want.
Yay, Borders! I suggest going during off peak hours so you don't have to wait in line.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Valid April 25-May1, 2010:
Buy 2 Kodak Picture Movie DVDs — on sale Buy One, Get One Free
Use the Buy One, Get One Free coupon here
Get both free after coupons — the store gives you one for free with their promotion and the manufacturer gives you one free with the coupon
For the first time, the Astros Jewish Community Day at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, June 6 will have a kosher certified concession stand certifed by Mehadrin Kashrus of Texas. It will be certified as Glatt Kosher, Pas Yisrael & Bishul Yisroel.
This certification applies only to the date, event and specific stand described below with certification certificate posted on location. We ask the public to please confirm kashrus status by MKT with Kashrus Supervisor that will be present all hours of operation.
A 2 pack is usually $4.99
A 4 pack is usually $8.99
The Toys R Us ad in the newspaper on Sunday had a coupon for 20% off one baby item (our wipes count!).
There also was a $1 off any Johnsons baby item coupon in the coupon insert that I plan to stack.
So, here are the two choices:
$4.99 * 20% off - $1 = $3 for a 2 pack
$8.99 * 20% off - $1 = $6.20 for a 4 pack
Since, I need more, I probably will go with the 4 pack at $1.55/pack of 256 instead of the $1.50/pack.
I am sure you can find these coupons online if you want to do multiples of this scenario.
Friday, April 23, 2010
These could also be good for a baby shower.
The buckets are 2 for $0.99. That is lowest I have seen them.
I was just talking with a friend about easy ways to get started in finding deals at most local stores.
Here's what I do:
I subscribe to the Houston Chronicle. On Sundays, I go through the ad section. On my first pass through, I separate out the ads that I want to look at from the ones that I am not interested in. I pull out the coupon inserts and set them aside. I flip through the ads once through to see what the big promotions are. I pay special attention to Walgreens and CVS since I have been doing a lot of those match-ups recently. I then clip the coupons of only the things I need or think I might want to try. I save my extra coupons to give away to friends (or readers). If I am on top of it, I sort my coupons by category right then and put them in my coupon expanding folder. After clipping the coupons, I look at the Walgreens and CVS ads again and plan what I want to get that week. I sometimes pull out the coupons just for those shops and leave them in the front pocket of my expanding folder for easy access.
On Wednesday, I look at the Houston Chronicle ads again. They usually have the weekly ads for HEB, Kroger, and Randalls. I do most of my shopping at HEB (because they are the closest to us), but I will run into Kroger and Randalls on occasion for special promotions. I mentally think about what coupons I have and do match-ups based on what I just cut on Sunday. You can just grab the ads at the front of those stores if you don't get the newspaper on Wed.
Overall, my strategy is to save money by matching a coupon with a sale. Not all sales are sales. I do my best to learn the prices of things I regularly buy so I will know what is a bargain.
For example, since we buy Diet Coke regularly, I think under a $1 is a fair price. $0.88 is a deal and $1.59 is overpriced.
Same story with Blue Bell ice cream half gallons. I recently have seen them for 3 for $10, which I think is a great price. Anything under $4 is fair. Over $5, and I think it is overpriced.
FYI: The TV is on and an HEB commercial said red grapes are $1/lb. That is a fair price to buy.
What till I start giving y'all stock advice! Hehe.. Same idea.
Ok, back to finding deals:
The only other thing I really do is I go through the junk mail and find coupons there. I sign up for the email lists of most of the restaurants and shops I regularly go to. Most businesses give you the full scoop on their latest deals through email, and they often offer a sign up bonus.
If I want to buy something online (like books or contacts), I google for the best price. Fatwallet.com has some nice forums, as well as many other cashback and couponing sites. I usually check amazon, but amazon isn't always the cheapest. I also check ebay if I am in the mood.
I will need to buy new contacts in June, so I will post the deal I find then.
The promotional code for macys.com is MACYSFF. Free Shipping after you spend $99. You can get cash back from the cashback sites, too.
Chris from the Chip and Co website wrote it.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Deal Finder E's Strawberry Picking tips:
Quality is more important than quantity.
You want the really red ones.
Do a taste test.
Inspect each strawberry that you want to pick for blemshes.
Bend and pinch off the stem instead of pulling it.
Get down at eye level by either sitting or laying down between the rows in order to look beneath the leaves.
Go to the opposite side away from the entrance to find the least picked over strawberries. Most people start near the entrance, so you want to do the opposite.
Think about how many strawberries you really need.
Be careful not to smush them on your way home in the bag.
When you get home wash off the sand. Dry them well.
If they are super ripe, I suggest cutting off the stems and freezing them for smoothies.
Happy strawberry picking.
ps. HEB strawberry prices this week are $2.50/lb so picking your own is a deal. Really, it is a fun experience. April is a lovely time to be outdoors.
I am happy I found a place near my house to pick fruit and veggies. This place would be a good place for a field trip.
If there are more than 100 people, then there is a raffle to see who wins. Here are the complete details from their website. You have to stick around during the counting and giveaway period.
Here are the details from their website:
NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY. YES, IT EXISTS.
Pretzelmaker®/Pretzel Time® will once again host a day-long National Pretzel Day celebration on April 26 at participating stores across the country. This year the company is putting a new "twist" on the holiday by asking customers to "Sing for Your Snack."
To mark this festive day, customers are encouraged to visit their local Pretzelmaker on National Pretzel Day, sing a snippet from a song of their choice and receive a FREE pretzel(with or without salt). Patrons who prefer not to sing won't go hungry - they can simply mention "National Pretzel Day" and receive their free snack*.
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