Thursday, August 12

Having fun on the cheapie: Memphis Kiddie Park

My three-year-old is always wanting to go-go-GO!

This past weekend, my dear friends and I trekked our kiddos up to the Memphis Kiddie Park near Cleveland. We had never been there and weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into!

In the parking lot, before the fun starts!

Turns out it was a blast! 

The kids had so much fun....

on the boats...

in their Jeeps...

on the Ferris wheel...

in a pony cart...

... and best of all - it only cost around $8 per kid for a whole afternoon of rides.

It's a perfect place for kiddos under 50" tall.

Saturday, August 7

American Eagle - Up to 70% off with FREE shipping!

Just in time for back to school shopping, American Eagle has their clearance items marked 50% off. Use coupon code 32944527 at checkout (expires 8/17/10) to score an additional 20% off your purchase with FREE shipping. Click here to start shopping!

Glitter Ball at Borders for FREE this weekend

If you are a Borders Rewards Card member, print out this nifty coupon and head over to Borders this weekend. You'll score a glitter ball for FREE. Pretty cool!

Friday, August 6

New Aunt Jemima Coupon

$1.50 off 2 Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles or french toast 
Remember to print two!

= $.84 per box at Giant Eagle this week.

Thanks Cherry Picker & Hip 2 Save

Bath & Body Works FREE Lotion (thru August 8th)

To celebrate their new line of sexy lotions, Bath & Body Works is giving away a 2 oz. body lotion preview of their new fragrance, Dark Kiss. Click here to print your coupon. The offer is valid in stores and on-line August 6th-8th.

The best part? No purchase necessary!!

While you're out and about this weekend make sure to check out Sam's Club's Member Preview weekend. You don't need a member pass to shop this weekend!

Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!

FREE Udder Covers are back!

I blogged about this during the Christmas season and am happy to announce Udder Covers are back! These super cute nursing covers are normally $32.00, but you can score one FREE with code ONEFREE.

Enter the code at checkout and all you have to pay is shipping and handling - $9.95.

Click here to start shopping!

Did you get one during the Christmas season? I'd love to know what you thought of them.

Thursday, August 5

Laughing Cow Cheese B1G1 FREE!

I love love love love love Laughing Cow cheese!

Click here to print a coupon for B1G1 Free!

Just fill out the required information and you'll be able to print your coupon. Remember to hit the back button in your web browser, so you can print it twice.

Thanks Hip2Save!

P.S. This offer is void in California and Arkansas. Booo.

Wednesday, August 4

FREE Messenger Bag at Build-A-Bear

August 6th through August 15th you can score a FREE messenger bag at Build-A-Bear with any $25 purchase. The offer is valid in store and online, while supplies last.

More Target Deals

The Target deals are non-stop this week! has a lot of coupons for Dora items right now. Two noteworthy ones are:
  • $.50 off 25 ct. Dora the Explorer Band-Aid bandages
  • $3 off Dora DVD
Print two of the Band-Aid coupons and use them with the Save $3 on any 3 Band-Aid brand bandages found in the 8/1 PG. Here's the scenario:

- Buy 3 Dora Band-Aids at approx. $1.69 each = $5.07
- Use (2) $.50/1 and (1) $3/3 = $1.07 for 3 packages of Band-Aids.
- Earn a FREE First Aid bag when you purchase 3 qualifying products (the Dora Band Aids qualify!) Check out your store signage for more info.
- THEN send in 3 Band-Aid proof of purchases with your name and address to
PO Box 3281
Lancaster, PA 17604

and receive a FREE collectible Toy Story Book "A Roaring Field Trip" courtesy of Johnson & Johnson. Check out for more information.

Then, use your $3/Dora DVD coupon on any $5 Dora DVDs = $2 DVD!

So, for $3.07+ tax, you can get 3 boxes of Band-Aids, a First Aid bag, a collectible Toy Story book, AND a Dora DVD.

That's smart shopping! (And even better because my daughter's birthday is right around the corner...)

Tuesday, August 3

Making a stuffed animal on the cheap

For my birthday this year, my parents bought me a sewing machine. I was so excited - my old one bit the big one and I've been chomping at the bit for a new one. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a good sewer by any means. But I love a good project and the feeling that I'm making something less expensively than if I would have purchased it.

I decided my first project would be a stuffed animal for my daughter. I didn't want to pay for a pattern because I didn't know how it would turn out, what my sewing machine would do, how bad I would screw it up, etc.

I scoured the web and found this gem of a pattern/tutorial here, courtesy of Toad's Treasures. I showed it to my daughter, she said she loved that it was an owl, and off she ran. (I thought that was a good sign, right?) This pattern is free to download and customizable in every aspect. Thank you so much, Emily, for posting this super cute and super easy pattern!

I used scraps of material that I had lying around for years and came up with this cute little owl. I am happy to report that my sewing machine worked just fine, I didn't screw up too noticeably, and my daughter really likes her owl.

The best part? I only spent $2 for safety eyes. The rest I had lying around.

It was completely worth it for me to sew a stuffed animal for my daughter rather than go out and buy something. I was able to use up scraps of material and make something especially for her she will (hopefully) remember for years to come.

I think there's more stuffed animals up my sleeves in the near future. Watch out.

Sam's Club FREE 3-Day Membership August 6-8

If you need to stock up on bulk items, August 6-8 is a great time to head on over to Sam's Club. You can score a FREE trial membership for those three days. Click here for more information.

Monday, August 2

Gillette Razor Deal at Target - Week of 8/1

I'm always on the lookout for good, cheap razors. I can't STAND the disposable ones - they always seem to cause razor burn. ugh. So, I was super excited when I saw this deal for Venus Embrace razors and cartridges at Target for the week!

Here's what to do: 

  • Buy 1 Venus Embrace razors = $8.99
  • Buy 1 Venus Embrace cartridges, 6 ct = $19.99
  • Buy 1 Olay Body Wash or Hand & Body Lotion make sure the total of this product bumps your total cost to $30 so you can send in for the rebate posted below 
- Use $2.00/1 Venus Embrace or Breeze Razor from PG 8/1
- Use $3.00/1 Venus 6 or 8ct cartridge from PG 8/1
- Use FREE Olay body wash when you buy one Venus cartridge from PG 8/1
- OR use FREE Olay Hand and Body Lotion when you buy one Venus cartridge from PG 8/1

Pay: $18.98 + tax
Receive: $5 Target Gift Card
Submit: $10 Rebate from here

Total Cost = $8.98 for Venus razor, 6 cartridges and 1 body wash.

Pampers Idea

My daughter is 3-1/2 and STILL in Pull Ups at night. She sleeps so soundly that she doesn't realize when she goes. I'm hoping that will change soon, but for now I'm left trying to find the best diaper deals.

In this Sunday's ABJ there is a coupon for Purchase any Pampers and receive a FREE wipes. Not bad, considering I buy diapers weekly. And then I got to thinking about a nice sample pack from Vocalpoint awhile back with Pampers coupons in them.

By the way - Are you a member of Vocalpoint? If not, consider signing up! You'll get lots of freebies in the mail and loads of great coupons! Click here to sign up.

Anyways, there is a $3 off coupon for any Pampers in that sample pack. Pair that with your free wipes coupon, and I walked away with $6 diapers and a FREE pack of wipes at Giant Eagle. I'm sure there's a cheaper spot for diapers, but I was pressed for time today, and I was pretty happy with my score.

I love it when I can combine coupons for better savings!

International Delight Coffee Creamers ONLY $.40

There is a new $.55 printable for International Delight Coffee Creamers. Just so happens that they are on sale for $1.50 this week at Giant Eagle, which makes them $.40 after coupons! Click here to print yours.
Be sure to hit your back button to print twice!

Thanks Cherry Picker!

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