Saturday, November 21

What a week

I feel like it's been forever since I've posted on Cheapie Cheapie. So much has happened this week..

Our house was hit by a pickup truck early Thursday morning. I'm not joking.

We live on a corner and there was a head on collision in front of our house. We live pretty far back from the road, but the pickup involved went careening through our front yard into our house.

THANK GOODNESS we were not there when it happened. I took my 3-year-old daughter and our dog the night before and spent the night at my mom and dad's on a whim. Otherwise I would have been reading the news online and drinking my coffee when the truck hit our computer room. It's really scary to think about the what-ifs.

I don't know the condition of the people involved in the accident. I do know they both went to the hospital and the man has to be there for awhile.

And I know the lady that caused the accident and crashed into our house is uninsured. Yep.

Thankfully we have awesome home-owner's insurance. They are taking care of us every step of the way. This is going to be a long process for repairs, but our house is livable while they work.

A word to the wise about those of you that use cell phones instead of home phones: When you get your driver's license renewed make sure your cell phone is listed with your driver's license. The State Highway Patrol couldn't get ahold of us because we only use cell phones and they couldn't locate our numbers. They ended up finding my in-laws and then my in-laws contacted me. It made for an extremely stressful morning to say the least. Save yourself the time and the hassle in case of an emergency and get your cell listed with your license. Trust me on this one.

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Wednesday, November 18

Had enough $5 Magazines? Nahhhhhh currently has some more great $5 magazines. They are marked $8, but qualify for an instant $3 discount that will reflect when you check out.

Good Housekeeping (1-year) $4.97

Marie Claire (1-year) $5

Redbook (1-year) $5

Harper's Bazaar (1-year) $5

Teen Vogue (1-year) $5

Esquire (12 issues auto-renewal) $5

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Giant Eagle Deals

There are a couple of deals worth mentioning for Giant Eagle this week.

A huge thanks goes to Jen over at Cherry Picker for finding them.

In this past Sunday's Redplum insert there is a coupon for $.60 off Lipton Tea. Giant Eagle currently has it for $1.39 making your final cost $.19.

Click here to print off $.75 off Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers. They are on sale this week for $2 making your final cost $.50.

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Monday, November 16

$5 Taste of Home Cookbooks with FREE shipping!

Click here to order $5 cookbooks from Taste of Home. FREE shipping if you order 4 or more! These are going FAST so if you want some, I highly suggest ordering NOW. I had 3 sell out while I was on the site!

These would make awesome gifts for gift exchanges, teacher's presents, etc. :)

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Friday, November 13

Anyone else excited for Black Friday?

As Thanksgiving draws near, I can't help but walk around with a smile on my face when I think of the day after. This year, I will be participating in the notorious Black Friday madness MADNESS!

Oh yes, I'm planning on leaving my house at 2 in the morning to get in line at Old Navy (they open at 3 a.m.) And yes, I'll have my wingmen (wingladies?) with me. You can't miss us cruisin' for deals as we'll be driving around in a big ole 1981 white Mercury complete with white wall tires and red velour interior. I'm pretty sure we can fit at least 6 illegal immigrants in the trunk. haha

We're working on our plan of attack daily. You may ask, Krista, how the heck are you getting all the Black Friday info already? Well, just visit and you too can have it all at your fingertips. You can even sign up for e-mail alerts when more ads are "leaked". This is shaping up to be a stellar year!

What deals are you planning? I'd love to hear 'em!

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Wednesday, November 11

1-Year Cooking Light ONLY $5

Amazon has a sweet magazine offer right now. You can subscribe to Cooking Light for 1 year for ONLY $5! Click here to order yours now!!

My mom-in-law subscribes to this mag and she absolutely loves it! I get her old copies and I have to say that I'll probably be subscribing to this one as well! It's a really neat mag filled with recipes to eat healthier.


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Tuesday, November 10

ArtsCow: $5.99 Playing Cards with FREE Shipping! has another great deal!

Right now you can score a deck of playing cards, personalized with your photos, for only $5.99.. and FREE shipping!
Here's what ArtsCow has to say about their offer: "You can customize your own set of playing cards with photos of family members and add text or design styles for an extra personal touch."

Just use Coupon Code: PLAYCARDS2009 during checkout to use this offer.
This expires on 11/16/09 so act fast!
(This would totally be a hit for a stocking stuffer!)

Click here to create your set!

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Express $25 OFF $50

Check out this sweet deal!

Text EXPLUCKY to 397737 and they will text you back a code good for $25 off a $50 purchase. It doesn't expire until January 7, 2010 so you have plenty of time to watch for sales (like Black Friday). Standard messaging rates do apply.

Thanks Hip2Save!

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Giant Eagle FRESH Pineapple Deal

My aunt let me know about this unadvertised deal at Giant Eagle this week, and believe me, it's a good one!

Del Monte whole, fresh pineapples are on sale until THURSDAY. You can use the $.75 printable from here to get a whole pineapple for as low as $.50. WOW!

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Monday, November 9

WalMart = New Freebies

Walmart has some new free samples up for grabs:

DenTek Triple Clean Floss Picks click here

Pampers Extra Protection Diapers click here

Garnier Nutrioniste Skin Renew click here

Prilosec OTC click here

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Mentionable Deals

  • If you are out and about this week, stop by Target to grab baby wipes for $.55.

Target's brand, Up & Up, has the tubs of wipes marked at $1.55. Click here to print $1 off 1 tub Target coupon, making them just $.55. (You can print as many as you want, so now might be a good time to stock up on wipes).

Even though it says SuperTarget on the coupon, I assure you that you are able to use it at regular Target stores. It might be a good idea to bring along the Target Stores Coupon Policy.. I kinda got in a scuffle with my cashier today over it. :)

  • Another great deal can be found at Giant Eagle. They have their CoffeMate creamers on sale for 2/$3. Use the $1 off coupon from the November 1st paper and you can snag creamers for $.50 each! It's especially awesome because they have all their really good holiday flavors out. I stocked up on my Eggnog and Gingerbread creamers. mmm mmm mmm.

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

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Wednesday, November 4

Giant Eagle Took My Cereal

So I thought I was super cool a couple of week's ago when I went to Giant Eagle and cleared their shelves out of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kix and Golden Grahams. The Giant had it on sale for 4/$4 and then I had $1/off 3 boxes. That's super cheap cereal, right? I loaded my cart to the brink because in our family, cereal does not last long.

As with every grocery trip, after I got home and unloaded all my groceries I spent a good ten minutes gloating over my receipt and analyzing my coupon savings. (I never said I wasn't a nerd.) As I was gloating on this week's savings, I realized I had grabbed the wrong size boxes of cereal and was actually charged between $3 and $4 PER BOX. Seriously?? That's a lot of money I just wasted for crappy sugar filled cereal!!

I loaded up the cereal and took it back to Giant Eagle. I'm sure I was a sight to behold walking into the Giant with bags upon bags of cereal and my 'lil 3-year-old helping me carry it all.

Yes, they will let you return food. I'm not sure how I feel about that. But I have $25 back in my wallet, so for today, that's a good thing.

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Tuesday, November 3

New Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

There is another Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet with over $35 in savings. Click here to request yours. Most of the coupons are for cleaning products, and every now and then they'll throw in a coupon for a completely free item. The booklet will be sent to you in the mail. It sure is a fun treat when you open your mailbox! :)

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Carmex Sample

Every week, Carmex, the makers of the amazing lip balm, are giving away 50 samples to 50 lucky people. If you would like to enter, click here.

You can never have too much lip balm, especially if it's free. :)

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Monday, November 2

Busy busy busy!

I've been soo busy with my day job lately!

Never fear, I've still been scoping out all the deals and to be honest, I haven't really found any worth mentioning in the past week. Sure there have been lots of those "If you have 21 coupons for this then you can get a great deal" but I want to give you guys easy deals that everyone can do!

One deal worth mentioning is ending at Giant Eagle on November 4 (that's THIS WEDNESDAY). If you buy 4 participating Betty Crocker products you get a FREE cookie sheet or cake pan. Products include cookie mixes, Warm Delights, frosting, and brownie mixes. Check you coupon stock because you should have a lot of those coupons handy. In fact, you can get Betty Crocker frosting for just $.50 this week with a newspaper coupon from a few weeks back. The cookie sheets and cake pans should be located in the baking aisle. I have been able to get 3 free cookie sheets. woo!

If you guys are curious what I do all day at work, you can check out my Facebook page here. Yep, that's me -- the redhead in the red bathing suit. :)

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