Saturday, July 9, 2011

Coupon Giveaway Extravaganza!

It's time for another Mindfully Frugal Mom Giveaway! In the spirit of healthy living and saving money, this time we're having an all-organic Coupon Giveaway.


I was lucky enough to be chosen by Kiwi MomsMeet to be part of a Stonyfield Farm and Seventh Generation sampling opportunity. In addition to amazing samples to share with my local mom's group, I received some exclusive high value coupons that I'd love to give away to one lucky MindfullyFrugalMom reader!




Here's what you'll receive if you win:
1 FREE YoBaby or YoToddler 4-pack  (this is a coupon)
2 Samples of Seventh Generation Dish Liquid
2 Samples of Seventh Generation Laundry Liquid
2 Sample packs of Seventh Generation Wipes (3 wipes each)
$1/1 YoBaby Product
$1/3 Stonyfield Farms Yogurt
$1/1 YoToddler 4-pack
$1/1 YoKids Product
$.55/1 Veganaise Product
$1/1 CleanWell Hand Sanitizer
$1/1 Organic Valley Milk
$1/1 Organic Valley Eggs
$1/1 Organic Valley Yogurt
$1/1 Organic Valley Cheese
$.75/1 Earthbound Farm Salad
$1/1 Silk Half Gallon


These coupons and samples have a value of over $15.


To win, all you have to do is one of the following (multiples allowed, 1 entry each):

  • "Like" Mindfully Frugal Mom on Facebook
  • Follow Mindfully Frugal Mom on Google Friend Connect
  • Follow MFM on Twitter
  • Follow MFM on Google Followers
  • Share your favorite MFM post on your Facebook Wall (2 entries)
  • Tweet your favorite MFM post (2 entries)
Mandatory: Make sure you leave a comment on this post and tell me what you did, or your entry may not count.


Hurry, the giveaway will end Monday, July 18!

Good Luck Everyone!!




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Target Kashi Deal

Currently there is a pretty sweet deal at Target on Kashi products (my kids love the cereal bars). There are 3 Kashi coupons floating around: 

$2/1 Kashi Product Recyclebank Coupon (need 125 points for this; go here to learn more about how to earn points with recyclebank.)
$2 off 4 Kashi Products Target Coupon
$1 off 2 Kashi Products coupon in Wegmans' Nature's Marketplace Magazine July Issue (found at Wegmans, but since it's a manufacturer's coupon it can be used anywhere).


Deal Idea:
Buy 4 Kashi Bars for $3.29 each
Use $2/1 Kashi Product Recyclebank Coupon
$2 off 4 Kashi Products Target Coupon
$1 off 2 Kashi Products coupon in Wegmans' Nature's Marketplace Magazine


Final Cost= $8.16 or $2.04 per box

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Natural & Organic Coupons- NEW & Improved!


There are a ton of new printable coupons this week for natural and organic food, plus some great returning ones!  I've also organized the list by website. Is this more helpful?
Wegmans
Driscoll's
 $.50/1 when you sign up for email offers (possible future coupons)
Newman’s Own Organics (can print 2 per computer):
Earth's Best Products
Various Printables
$.75/1 Newman's Own Dressing (Organic Varieties included)
Stonyfield Farms
Facebook Coupons
 $2/1 Weleda Facial Care coupon when you "Like" Weleda on Facebook
 $1 off 1 Wholly Guacamole product when you "like" them on Facebook.
$1 off 1 Alexia Product when you "like" them on Facebook
Brown Cow
Mambo Sprouts
Seventh Generation
Silk Pure Almond Original, 32-Ounce Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 6) -- $13.79 when you use code SILKSOY3 at checkout
Annie's Homegrown Organic Cheddar Bunnies, Family Size , 11 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4) -- $10.44  when you use Subscribe & Save with code ANNIEJUN at checkout
Pacific Natural Foods Organic Soup, Creamy Butternut Squash, 16-Ounce Cartons (Pack of 12) --$21.63 when you use use Subscribe & Save and code PACIFIC5
Head over here to find more good Amazon grocery deals.
Target

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Friday, July 8, 2011

FREE Sample: L'Oreal Youth Code Skin Care

Make sure to get your free sample this week of L'Oreal Youth Code SkinCare. I love trying out new beauty products, but they comprise such a teensy portion of my budget so I always jump on these offers. 


Go here to sign up for your FREE sample.

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60% off All-Natural Mineral Makeup at Soaphope.com



I love my beauty products, which is why I really love this Dealpulp deal today: Spend only $12 for $30 worth of All Natural Mineral Make-up at SoapHope.com.


This deal is especially fabulous because it includes FREE shipping -- so no hidden costs -- and, if you don't like the color you buy, SoapHope will exchange it  for free.  Plus, all makeup products are free of chemicals, petroleum products, talc, parabens, and pthalates.


If you haven't signed up for DealPulp, sign up and get the deal HERE.

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Free Reusable Lunchbag from Annie's Homegrown

Get your FREE Kids Konserve Reusable Lunchbag from Annie's.


Annie's is partnering with Stonyfield Farms, Seventh Generation, and Honest Kids Organic Drinks to offer this deal. Here's what to do:

  • Purchase 1 of EACH of these products: Stonyfield's YoKids 6-pk or Squeezers, Annie's Homegrown Product, Honest Kids Organic Drinks, and Seventh Generation Sprays or Wipes (coupon HERE)
  • Print this form and fill it out.
  • Mail Form and Proofs of Purchase to:Annie's Lunch Sack, 1610 Fifth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.

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Amazon Friday Sale: K-Cups and More!

Tully's Coffee Italian Roast, 24-Count K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Pack of 2)Green Mountain Coffee Double Black Diamond, 24-Count K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Pack of 2)
I always seem to forget about Amazon's special Friday Sales, but there have been some really nice deals in the past few weeks. Today is no different:
 Tully's Italian Roast, K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Pack of 50) -- $25.00
Green Mountain Coffee, Double Black Diamond, K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Pack of 50) -- $25.00
Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water, 17-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12) -- $27.00
Bigelow Cozy Chamomile, 24-Count K-Cups For Keurig Brewers (Pack of 2) -- $25.00

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More Recyclebank Points!

Recyclebank has opened their next "Green Your Vacation" suitcase -- and this time it's Beach-themed!


By clicking on the moving parts in this suitcase, you can earn up to 65  Recyclebank points, which can then be redeemed for prizes and high-value coupons. 
If you're new to Recyclebank and want to learn more about how to earn prizes, click here.

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$5 Fridays: Dessert Edition!

(photo credit HERE)

Am I the only person who has actually foregone dinner in order to have lots of room for dessert? I'm embarrassed to say how often I do this! I decided to deviate from the $5 Dinner theme this week, and do a $5 dessert.   My family loves desserts, and far from being an afterthought, they're often the highlight of the meal.  I have brought these Blondies to many family gatherings and they are always gone -- sometimes before we even eat dinner. And the best part (besides the fact that they are really cheap to make) is that they can be made in one dish so there is less to clean up.


Rum Butter Blondies 
(adapted from SmittenKitchen)


8 tbs melted butter (1 stick) -- $.69
1 cup brown sugar (I like dark, but you can use light) -- $.40
1 egg -- $.12
1 tsp pure vanilla extract -- $.42
1/2-1 tsp rum extract OR 2 tbsp Rum or Kahlua $.70 (for 1 tsp rum extract)
pinch salt
1 cup flour -- $.14
1/2 cup butterscotch chips -- $1


1. Melt the butter in the microwave for 1 minute in a glass bowl (plastic doesn't work, trust me!)
2. Add sugar to the butter and mix. Add the egg and mix.
3. Add vanilla, rum, salt, and flour (in that order).
4. Fold in butterscotch chips.
5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes in an 8" square glass pan (or comparable size)


Make sure to wait until these cool to take them out of the pan and cut them -- if you're too impatient, they'll end up half in the pan and half on the cooling rack (again, trust me!)


Total Cost= $3.47


Just try not to eat the whole batch by yourself. :)

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FREE Sample of Goat's Milk Soap



This deal totally indulges my love of anything Prince Edward Island! Get a free sample of handcrafted soap (scented or unscented) from Great Canadian Soap Company when you sign up for their newsletter. In addition, you will be entered in a giveaway of a beautiful basket of all-natural soaps. This soap is handmade in Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island.
I just signed up for this and I can't wait to get my sample!


(Thanks, Saving Naturally!)

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

$1 off $5 Produce Coupon is Back at Wegmans!

Awesome! Here is another $1 off $5 produce purchase at Wegmans. As usual, you can use this for any combination of conventional or organic fruits and vegetables.  I've been able to print this twice, so make sure to hit the back button!


If you don't get Wegmans' Fresh News emails with coupons, here's what you can do to start receiving them:

  • Go to Wegmans.com. If you have an account already, sign in and go to "My Account."
  • Update your subscription preferences (bottom row center).
  • If you don't have an account, create a new account
  • Make sure to check "Weekly Fresh News" under "How Would you like us to talk to you?" 

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Reusable Swim Diapers only $8.99+ Free Shipping

FINIS Girl's Swim Diapers (Pink Bubble, 3T)
Amazon has these FINIS Girl's Swim Diapers  and FINIS Boy's Swim Diapers  on sale today for only $8.99. These are eligible for Free Super Saver shipping on orders over $25, or get free shipping on any size order with AmazonPrime membership.


If you are planning to spend any time in the water, using reusable swim diapers is very cost-effective.  I bought one size medium swim diaper 3 years ago and it fit my son from about 6 months to potty training, and I never had to buy a box of disposable swim diapers!

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Oxygen Magazine: $5.39/year

Today only, a one-year subscription to Oxygen Magazine is only $5.39.


Oxygen is all about fitness, nutrition, and a happier life.


Go to Best Deal Magazines to order your subscription.

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HOT Printable Coupons

You NEED to print out this coupon -- but hurry, because it will go fast:


$5 off 5 Kellogg's Cereal  -- I can't wait to combine this with some great store deals. If you can't find it, try zip code 84711 and search under food.


Also, if you are in Idaho or Utah, there are two dairy coupons: one for $1 off ANY brand USA cheese, and one for $.75 off any brand milk.


(Thanks, My CNY Mommy!)

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99 Photo Prints for $.99 at Snapfish!

People always ask me about photo deals, and here is a great one from Snapfish: Until July 8, get 99 4x6 Photo Prints for just $.99. Use code JULYPENNY99 at checkout.
Shipping is $5.89, but this is still a deal considering regular price is around $.09 per print.


(Thanks, This Frugal Life!)

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Woman's Day Magazine: Only $3 at Eversave

Today on EverSave, get a 1-year subscription to Woman's Day magazine for only $3! Normal price is $9.99 a year,  and today's Eversave price is $5. Here's how to get it for only $3:

If you're having trouble finding this deal, go to "online deals" or search for Buffalo, NY.

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Oh Katy! One-Size Pocket Diaper: Buy 5, Get 1 FREE

Oh Katy One Size Pocket Diaper, Green Apple
We don't often see sales on cloth diapers at Amazon, so I was excited to wake up to this promotion this morning!  You can get a FREE  Oh Katy One Size Pocket Diaper when you buy 5 at $17.95. It is also eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping and FREE returns (on new, not washed or worn products), so if you decide you don't like it, you can always send it back.


I haven't personally tried this diaper, but the reviews all say it's better than BumGenius. Also, it comes with snaps, so you don't have to worry about the Aplix wearing out.

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FREE Sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares

There is a FREE sample this week of Quaker Oatmeal Squares. These free packages are great for throwing in your purse or diaper bag in the morning.   I always keep a snack on hand for the kids (and usually end up eating it myself -- but that's another story!)


Go here to register and sign up for your free sample!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today’s Target Trip: 57% Savings


I’ve finally broken the 50% savings threshold! I literally threw this trip together and did my match-ups in the car on the way there (don’t worry, I wasn’t driving!) I was able to get a few free items, and wished (again!) that I got more papers so I could use more than one free item.  

Here’s what I did:
Huggies Diapers -- $8.99
Used $2.50/1 (I think I got this in the mail but can’t remember from what)
Final Cost= $6.49
Plum Organics Puffs --$2.74
Plum Organics Baby Food -$1.19
Used $.25/1 Target Coupon
Used $.50/2 (don’t remember where I got this one either)
Final Price= $3.18 for both
Ghirardelli Luxe Chocolate Bar - $2.59
Used  $1/1 Target Coupon
Final Price= $1.59
Oscar Mayer Turkey Franks - $2.34
Oscar Mayer Meat Weiners -- $1.79
Used $.75/1 Target coupon
Used $1/2 in 5/15 SS (or 6/19 SS)
Final Price= $2.38 for both packages
KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce -- $.99
Used $1/1 from 5/15 SS
Final Price=FREE
Aquafresh Travel Size - $.97
Used $1/1 from Aquafresh website
Final Price= FREE
Johnson & Johnson Travel Size First Aid Kit -- $.97 each for 2
Used $1/2 from 5/15 RP
Final Price= $.47 each
BioTrue Contact Solution 2oz - $3.09
Used $2/1 Target Coupon
Final Price=$1.09
Kraft Salad Dressing -- bought 3 at $1.59/each
Used Buy 2 Get 1 Target Coupon
Used $1/2 Target Coupon
Used $1/2 from 6/19 SS
Final Price= $.39/each
Market Pantry Shredded Cheese 2 @$2.59 each
Used $1/2 Target Coupon
Final Price= $2.09 each
Market Pantry Pasta -- $1.09
Market Pantry Pasta Sauce - $1.34
Used $1 off Pasta +Sauce Target Coupon
Final Price=$1.43 for both
Kashi TLC Bars -- 4 @ $3.29/each
Used (2) $1/2 coupons from Wegmans Nature’s Marketplace Magazine
Used $2/4 Target Coupon
Final Price= $9.16, or $2.29 each (anything under $2.50 is a great price for Kashi bars)
Crystal Light Drink Mix -- 4 @ $2.04 each
Used $1/4 Target Coupon
Used $1/1 in 6/12 SS
Final Price= $1.54 each
Total Before Coupons=$68.24
Total After Coupons= $39.34
Amount Saved= $28.90

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$10 for a Hardcover Photobook from Photobin

I love these photobooks deals. What a great idea for grandparent gifts, baby books, vacation photos, or any special occasion. Today's deal from BitsyBug is really terrific: for $10 you get a personalized, hardcover, 8.75"x11" photobook from Photobin.  That's 71% off the retail price of $34.99. You can't beat that deal!


Go here to check out this deal, but hurry -- it'll only be here for the next 24 hours!

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Old House Journal: $4.39/year

TODAY ONLY, a one-year subscription for Old House Journal costs only $4.39. 

Old House Journal is your authority on living in, restoring, and purchasing homes from every era.

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My CVS Trip: Finding Ways to Save on EVERYTHING


Yesterday's trip to CVS proves that you don't always have to forego your favorite brands or specialty items in order to save money. By taking advantage of store sales and yes, using coupons, I was able to get a printer cartridge (a must for printing coupons!), $30 worth of iTunes gift cards, and the special (read:expensive) razors that my husband insists on, all for under $50. While that may not seem like a huge bargain bonanza, I was able to spend less on each item that I would inevitably be buying anyway, regardless of sales.  Here's how I did it:
Transaction #1:
1 5-ct Gillette Mach 3 Razors -- $14.29
-$2 ECBs
-$3 manufacturer coupon in 6/3 P&G

1 iTunes 3-pk Gift Cards -- $30
-$5 ECBs
Total out of Pocket: $42.43

Transaction #2:
1 HP ink cartridge -- $19.99
-$5.00 store sale
-$5.00 ECBs from prior transaction
-$2.00 ECBs from prior transaction
Final Price= $7.99

Total Spent: $49.28
Total Retail Value: $64.28

As a bonus, a $2 off 1 Pantene, Herbal Essences, or Aussie product printed out at the register. I'm planning on combining this with the $1/1 in 6/12 RP and the $1/2 ECB deal on Herbal Essences this week, to get 2 for $2.97.

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