Sunday, October 31, 2010

FREE Veggie Download from Amazon

GO HERE to see how you can download some Veggie-licious Christmas music for FREE. Thanks, Thrifty and Thriving!

Clean Out Time

Its time to clean out your binders - and while you are at it, send any expired coupons to an overseas military family who can use the coupons after the expiration date.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Deal from my friends at Tickleberry Moon!

Did you print your Boogie Wipe coupon?!? It's for $2 off!
You can (of course!) get your Boogie Wipes at Tickleberry Moon! :)

Toy Story 3 Coupon is OUT!

Go to your Disney Movie Rewards home page to print your $8 DVD/Combo coupon for Toy Story 3. I pre-ordered this at ToysRUs and will be able to use this coupon towards my balance due when I pick it up. Also, it looks like ToysRUS will be giving away FREE clocks with the purchase of the blu-ray disc! Awesome!

Crayola Rebates for Christmas

GO HERE to read about the Crayola rebates that came out in time for Christmas. Thanks, Moms by Heart; our little artists will be happy Christmas morning!

McDonald's Trick or Treat Coupons

Has anyone found the McD's coupon booklets yet? Rumor has it that they contain 12 coupons for free items and cost $1 each (expiring 12/31). Let me know if/where you find them...I'd love a couple.

FREE Apples - For Andi

Go here to print a coupon for a FREE bag of Honeycrisp apples...thanks, Savings & Stewardship. You will make my friend Andi happy as these are her favorite! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wasting Money - I Think NOT!

Read an interesting article today on the top 9 ways that Americans waste money. GO HERE to read it.

I personally find point number 7 a little crazy...whoever wrote this must not be a couponer, right? I never waste money buying name brand over generic. In fact, I always save or even MAKE PROFIT buying name brand. Just had to throw that out there! :)

TODAY ONLY - Kroger Candy Sale

Just in time for Trick-or-Treat - Kroger is having an amazing 1 Day Sale TODAY ONLY!

There is a CATALINA printing for Nestle when you purchase 4 bags you get a $3.00 on your next order!

Also available purchase $20 of Hershey’s candy and get a $5 on your next order!

Reese’s, Kit Kat, Snickers, M&M’s, Butterfinger or Baby Ruth Candy – $1.68- While Supplies Last – Limit 10
Pair this sale with MQ's for an even better deal!

Wonka Laffy Taffy, Nerds or Pixy Stix Candy, $1.58 – While Supplies Last – Limit 10
Pair this sale with MQ's for an even better deal, also!

Hershey’s Halloween Candy, Select Varieties, $9.99 – Monster Bag, While Supplies Last – Limit 10

Halloween Costumes, Makeup, Masks or Wigs, 40% off

Give those kiddos the GOOD candy this year, courtesy of Kroger!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Organized Christmas

Something that has really helped me to enjoy the Christmas season in our home is my holiday planner. I found this planner template through the site Organized Christmas and it has truly cut down on my stress level and helped me organize my holiday life from Halloween through New Years Day. The best part of this system is that it is free and down-loadable on the web. You can customize it by being crafty if you wish. I am bring this up, because, believe it or not, it is time to start prepping for the holidays. On Organized Christmas, there are names for every week with checklists of things to do NOW to make the actual week of Christmas more manageable. This week is "Get Organized" week. The weeks following are: "Reality Check," "Gifts and Giving," "Get Cooking," "Decorate," and "Celebrate." Check it out and see how it can help you out this season!

Meal Plan Monday

Monday - Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, Salad

Tuesday - Grilled Hamburgers, Tator Tots, Veggies + Dip

Wednesday - Mac and Cheese + Hot Dogs

Thursday - Leftover Night, Clean out the Fridge

Friday - away on a weekend trip...

Saturday - away on a weekend trip...

Sunday - coming home late...maybe grilled cheese/soup

Breakfasts: waffles, cereal, nutragrain bars, oatmeal, wildberry muffins

Lunches: soups, sandwiches, tuna salad, spaghettios, leftovers

Its not very exciting this week, but trying to do minimal shopping before our trip!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Last weekend for Divine Farms

Local readers: If you are planning a trip to Divine Farms this fall, this is your last weekend to do so. What a fun place for a family day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Redbox Codes - Worth a Try

Here are 4 new free Redbox codes that are worth a try at your local kiosk.




DVDKROG (valid @ Kroger's only)

If you haven't already used it: BREAKROOM is still a valid code.

Remember, each code can be used one time per debit/credit card.

Thanks, Moms by Heart, for sharing new codes with us!

Welcome New Readers

Welcome, welcome! If you are here as a result of my presentation last night at Spring Hills Homeschoolers, I'm so glad you found me. Remember, I am always open for questions and comments. Let me know what you'd like to see and I'll try to find it for you...this blog works when we all work together. Happy (bargain) hunting!

3 Fab Christmas Finds

Need jeans for Christmas? Go HERE to read about a great promo on Levi's at Meijer!

Getting ready to decorate? Get Command hooks for super cheap this week at Dollar General. Go HERE to read the details.

Game night? Trade in an old game this week at Toys R Us and get 30% off of a new game...paired with a coupon this makes for a sweet deal. Go HERE for the scoop.

Thanks a million to Cincinnati Cents, Moms by Heart, and For the Mommas for these awesome deals. I love your blogs!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Speaking Tonight at 7PM

For my local friends: I am speaking tonight at Spring Hills Baptist Church in Granville, OH to a group of homeschooling parents on saving money. If you remember to say a prayer for me, please do so.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

ALDI - Halloween Costumes

Did you know that Aldi sells Halloween costumes? I did not. While shopping today, I saw Alice in Wonderland, Jessie and Woody from Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear, Spiderman, and a Star Wars guy. They were priced around $12. Just an FYI, if you are still looking for a costume (or another place to find clearanced costumes for next year/your dress up box.)

My Toys R Us Deal Today

*I purchased Beauty and the Beast on Blu-Ray for 22.99.
*I pre-ordered Toy Story 3 on Blu-Ray for 5.00

-I received $10 off for pre-ordering another movie.
-I used a $10 MQ from the Disney Movie Rewards site on B&TB.

*I paid 2.99 for B&TB (plus received a free coupon booklet for purchasing.)
*I paid 5.00 for the preorder of Toy Story 3 (which will be deducted from my purchase when it becomes available.)

***Total 7.99 + tax for a blu-ray that originally costs 29.99.

+++I will also submit B&TB for the $5 Campbell's soup rebate and possibly for the $5 bagel rebate. With only one of the rebates, my Blu-Ray of B&TB is completely FREE (with an overage). That is good savings, folks! Need a Christmas gift or something new for family movie night?

Monday, October 4, 2010

free advil - HURRY FOR 1ST 500.000 ONLY

Go here to sign up for your free bottle of Advil. This offer is limited to the first 500,000 people, so hurry up and get yours today.

Mott's Juice for .75, With NO Coupons

This week at Target, Mott's juice is on sale for $1.75. When you buy 5, you get a $5 gift card. That makes apple juice .75 each without using a coupon! Awesome stock-up deal on juice that kids love.

HOT Vera Bradley bags for $19 - Christmas Gifts

Go HERE to read how you can score a $63 Vera Bradley bag for $19!!! What a deal! Thanks, Saving and Giving.


The winner of the Refer-a-Follower contest is (da, da, da, daaaaa...) Andi P! Andi will be receiving an extra large coupon pack valued at over $30!!!

We will do this contest again at some point...keep on referring your frugal friends to A Hope-Filled Home.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Home Depot this Saturday

Build a fire boat with your kiddos this Saturday from 9-noon. Local readers: usually our Home Depot also has firetrucks there with fire department personnel to answer questions and pass out goodies! If you go you child will receive: an orange Home Depot apron, a collectible pin to add to the apron, a certificate of completion, and popcorn all for free! Have fun building and bonding with your kids.