Sunday, January 3, 2010

$3 Bluetooth Headset

Need a bluetooth headset? SOLD OUT

Get a Samsung WEP470 Progressive Noise Filtering Bluetooth Headset for $17.99 + $5 shipping.

Doesn’t sound great, but wait. It comes with a $20 mail in rebate. Limit 3 rebates per household. The rebate is in the form of a Visa Gift card.

That makes it $2.99 after rebate!!

The deal ends at the end of the day Woot time or when they run out.

(Thanks Southern Savers!)


Magazine Subscriptions for as low as $2.99/yr. Glamour $4.00/yr (12 issues) with promo code
Use promo code: NY002
Order here

Plus other magazines with codes:
Star $15.99/yr (52 issues) with code NY001 (regular Price is $78/year)
Glamour $4.00/yr (12 issues) with code NY002
Men's Health $8.00/yr (10 issues) with code NY003
Taste of Home $4.00/yr (6 issues) with code NY004
Weight Watchers $2.99/yr (6 issues) with code NY005

20% off most other magazines: NY20


How to give your family a $12,000 + raise in 2010

Does your husband or you need a raise?  Here is how to create your own raise in 2010!

1.      Coupons for Groceries: Start couponing.  Learn all you can.  We gave ourselves an average $500 a month raise. If I can do it, you can do it!  I never used a coupon in a grocery store before this year. 
2.      Utilities: Cut out excess utilities. 
A.    Satelite/Cable: We cancelled our satellite which gave us a $80 a month raise.  We watched shows online at,, and
B.    Home Phone:  Cancel your home phone and use your cell phone (metro pcs).  Up to $80 a month raise
C.   Yard: Cancel the yard treatment plan/yard maintenance.  $20 + a month raise.
D.   Negotiate: You will be surprised also with how GENEROUS these companies will start being to keep you as a client.  **We just got our satellite back after 3 months with a great package (HD, DVR etc.) for $40 a month for 12 months.
3.      Drugstore Game: Learn about the drugstore game.  I get $200 + a month  (raise) worth of cosmetics, hair care, over the counter medicine etc. for less than $10 a month.
4.      Eating Out:
A.    Make yourself a couple of delicious soups or buy  ingredients for your favorite sandwich instead of going to a fast food restaurant 3-4 times a week  $15-40 raise a month depending on whether you are buying foods for your kids as well.
B.    Go out to eat only once a week.  $160-300 a month raise.
C.   Quit going to get fancy coffee and brew your own.  I just started using a cappuccino maker that I got as a wedding present.  Instead of going to Starbucks, I started my own home coffee shop, Savebucks J Around $40 + a month raise.
D.   Take your kids to McDonalds or Chick-fil-a AFTER lunch to buy them an ice cream cone or yourself a coffee so that they can have an opportunity to play in the Play Place without buying a Happy Meal.  $20-40 a month raise
5.      Salon Discounts: Go to a salon like Bob Steele Salon for the first time and get 50% off your first visit when you say that Courtney Breban sent you. That can be up to a $100 or more raise this month
6.      Preschool/Private School: Struggling financially?  Pull Johnny or Janey out of preschool and enroll him in some classes or sports in your community. $180-700 a month raise.  Or better yet pull them out of private school and either put them in home school or public school.  You will give yourself a $280-$2500 raise per month.
7.      Cars: Sell the cars you pay payments on and buy a nice used car that you can pay cash for.  $200-1000 + a month raise.
8.      Books: Use the library for you and your kids instead of buying new books.  $15-40 a month raise.
9.      Sell and Buy: Sell the stuff you don’t use or need and buy used on craigslist and ebay.  $20-100 + raise per month.
10.  Accountability/Sticking to your budget:   $$PRICELESS$$
A.   Married: Put together a Cash Flow Budget EVERY MONTH giving every dollar a name until you have spent your last cent WITH YOUR SPOUSE. 
B.  Single: If you are single, have an accountability partner who will hold you accountable to your cash flow budget and for meeting your financial goals. 

Some of this sounds extreme but if you are in a deep hole, you need a big shovel not a teaspoon to get out of the hole.  As Dave Ramsey says, "If you live like no one else, later on you can LIVE like no one else. "


Free Downloadable Savings Tracker

Want to track how much you save and spend in 2010?
Check out this Excel Savings Tracker which you can download and use for free thanks to The Coupon Project. All the work has been done for you so you have no excuse not to stick with your spending and savings goals!


Free Coupons at Eat Better America, Campbell’s Kitchen,, & Petco

1) At Eat Better America, you can download & print $18 worth of coupons for Fiber One products, Cheerios, Green Giant vegetables, Nature Valley granola bars, Progresso soups, Yoplait, & more.
2) Campbell’s Kitchen is offering $15 worth of coupons. Quite a few are for Campbell’s soups, but a few of their other brands are there, too, including Pepperidge Farm cookies, turnovers & breads & V8.
3) If you register for the Petco P.A.L.S. PALS Pays program, they’ll send you a coupon book with $250 in Petco coupons. Since most of the pet stores honor their competitors’ coupons, it could still be a good deal for you even if you prefer to shop elsewhere. 


Retail Coupons

Mall Coupons
Rewards Clubs

  • Borders Rewards – Sign up to receive special offers and discounts
  • Carters - Sign up for the celebration club to receive special offers


Leapfrog Tag Deal at Target

Kerry over at Totally Target posted a great deal on Tag items starting tomorrow at Target:
Tag and Tag Jr. software Tinker Bell’s True Talent & Curious George Color Fun $9.99 (other titles possibly on sale)
-$4/1 Tag Book 
-$2/1 Tag Jr. Book 
There is supposed to be a $4/1 Tag Book or Leapster Game Q in some editions of Parade Magazine today- note that Parade Qs are regional!
If you buy the Tinker Bell book and have/will purchase the Tinker Bell & The Lost Treasure DVD or Blu-ray you can submit THIS rebate for $5 (when you buyTinker Bell movie and LeapFrog item)


TomTom XL 330S 4.3" GPS Navigation System with Text-to-speech $82 Shipped

Since going to my brother's house in Raleigh, I have fallen in love with using a GPS since I am directionally challenged.  Maybe my husband can get me  this TomTom XL 330S 4.3" GPS Navigation System with Text-to-speech for $80 + $2 Shipping = $82 Shipped for Valentine's Day.  Hey, it is worth a shot!


Dining Deals

Printable Coupons

  • Boston Marke- Every Saturday and Sunday, get 2 free kids meals with each adult meal of $6 or more (exp 1/31)
  • Bucca di Beppo - Free Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by mail with purchase of a Meatball Pizza
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise – Get a free order of Dragon Wings. (exp 1/30)
  • Chevy’s – Kids eat free all day Tuesday!
  • Chevy’s – Get a $2.99 Combo Meal when you buy one at regular price. (exp 1/16)
  • Chili’s – For a limited time get 3 courses for $20. Get 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 dessert.
  • Del Taco - Get a free Big Fat Chicken Taco when you buy one. (exp 1/5)
  • Fazoli’s – Get a free small spaghetti with the purchase of a drink. (exp 1/18)
  • Maggiano’s – Buy a pasta and baked specialty entree and get one to go for free!
  • Max and Erma’s – Kids eat free Tuesday nights with a paying adult. Plus join the club and save 15%!
  • Marie Calendar’s – Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Details here.
  • Melting Pot – Get free chocolate fondue when you buy dinner. (No Exp)
  • Spaghetti Warehouse – Kids eat for 99c on Tuesday with adult entree purchase.
  • Steak n Shake – Kids eat free all weekend long! Details here.
  • Wendy’s – Save $1 off Bacon Deluxe burger here (ff link).


  • Sonny’s – Sign up for their newsletter and receive an emailed coupon for $5/$25 purchase.
  • Souper Salad – Join the e-club and get a free meal!
  • Sonic Drive In Kid’s Club – Get a free meal on your kid’s birthday when you join the e-club!
  • Spicy Pickle – Join the club and get a free sandwich with drink purchase!
  • Steak ‘N Shake – Join the e-club for exclusive coupons!
  • Texas Roadhouse – join the club and within about 24 hours, you will receive an email good for a free appetizer with the purchase of 2 entrees.
  • Waffle House – Join to get coupons
  • WhatABurger - Join the kid’s club and get a free justburger on your kid’s birthday.
  • Zaxbys – Get free food with the Kidz Club or Adult Club

See more clubs here from Frugal Livin Virginia!
See all the dining deals here from Couponing to Disney!


Free Dora Game Download

My son LOVES Dora.  Currently, when you go here and register to receive updates on Nickelodeon Video downloads and other Nick Jr. offers, you’ll geta FREE Dora the Explorer game download! After registering, you’ll receive an email confirming your registration with directions on how to access your FREE game with a redemption code.  


Free $17 Conagra Coupon Booklet

Just copy and paste the link below in your browser and you’ll be able to request a $17 coupon booklet from ConAgra Foods! Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
**Don’t forget about the ConAgra $25 coupon booklet rebate!


Free Recipe booklet, coupon and free vinegar from Holland House Cooking Wines

Mizkan is offering up a FREE recipe booklet with an attached $0.50 coupon for discounts on Holland House Cooking Wines. Just go on over here to sign up!
Oh and make sure to check the box at the bottom to sign up for the Splash Club too.  You will receive a FREE recipe booklet with lots of great meal ideas, but I also received a coupon for a FREE (12 oz.) bottle of Nakano Natural or seasoned rice vinegar!


Cheeseburger in Paradise: FREE wings

I wish I had known about this coupon last night.  My husband LOVES wings.  FREE Dragon Fire Wings–NO other purchase required! Just bring along this coupon on or before January 30th, 2010! 

You can check Cheeseburger in Paradise locations here.


Kohls Up to 80% Off Men's Tops Clearance + 10% Off + Free Shipping

Kohl's has a sale on Men's Apt 9 Graphic Tees starting at $4.80 with an additional 10% off coupon and free shipping with coupon NOCHARGE.

Kohls has an additional 20% off coupon ATHLETIC20 valid on most Men's and Women's athletic shoes, including sale prices. Free shipping on $75+ orders otherwise it's $7.
Men's Shoes from $8
Women's Shoes from $20


Photo Deals

  • You can sign up for a new account  with Seehere and get 100 free prints.  Just register, add 100 prints to your cart and then use promo code prints at checkout which will deduct the cost of 100 prints.  Shipping will be around $3-$4.   
  • Also, Kodak Gallery is offering up 50 free prints to new members (if you already have an account, think about registering your hubby or another family member–all you need to register is a new email address)! You do have to pay $1.99 shipping–which makes each print ONLY $0.03! If you wanna get in on this deal, just go here, register for a new account, start uploading your photos and add them to your cart. At the very end of checkout, you’ll see the cost deducted for the prints!
  • Hotprints is offering one free photo book a month.  Go to website for details.
  • Shutterfly and Target are offering a free 16×20 calendar poster!To get your free 16×20 calendar poster, just enter the code FREECALENDAR in your Shutterfly account.  Just $5 with shipping.At Snapfish, you can get 50 free 4" x 6" prints for .50.  Just use coupon code NEWYEAR50 at check out by January 7th.  

SO, if you do all the deals I talk about above, you’ll get 250 prints for $0.50 (+ shipping) , 12 free photobooks (no shipping and handling) and a free calendar (+ $5 shipping).