Saturday, December 6, 2008


If you're looking for a GPS for somebody this Christmas, check out the Garmin 750 at Sam's Club. It cost $400 if you buy it from Garmin but it's only $200 at Sam's Club.
Now I know you can get other Garmin models for closer to a hundred dollars but the 750 comes packed with great features such as MP3 player, radio transmitter, picture viewer, wide screen, and spoken directions including street names. Very sweet deal.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cricut Cartridges

If anyone happens to have a Cricut machine (I do, thus the excitement!) - cartridges are $30 at Michaels today (Thanksgiving night) and I think tomorrow. Awesome deal, as these retail for almost $90! My friend picked up a Disney Princess and "Going Places" for me tonight - woohoo!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free Christmas Music

Free is the best kind of bargain, right?!

Go to and click on Oprah's Holiday gift to you. for the next 48 hours you can download 8 Christmas songs for free. They are pretty big names, and good songs. I'm not sure when the 48 hours started, so if you are interested, check it soon.

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Black Friday Sale Website

What a great resource! A friend of mine introduced me to It has all the sneak peeks at the major stores' Nov 28th ads...Great to be able to plan ahead! Kristin

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

$20 off $100 purchase thru Paypal

$20 off a $100 or more purchase when using your paypal account. The $20 is a cash-back reward given by Dec. 31, 2008. Valid for purchases from Nov. 19-30. For details, check your paypal account or your email. Not valid on giftcard purchases.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

JoAnns Halloween Costumes

I just hit up a JoAnn's yesterday and all the leftover Halloween costumes and accessories were 90% off! I don't know if every JoAnns on the planet is doing the same...but I got 3 HUGE sack-fulls of costumes, wigs, High School Musical gear, etc. for dirt cheap!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Britax for dirt cheap!

***Sorry, sold out***

My friend, Angelica, shared this deal with me. I don't know how long it will last.
has their Britax Marathon car seats on clearance for $43. Original retail: $280. It has free shipping, too. Score!

I tried to get a link to work right to the car seat, but it wasn't cooperating. Just do a search for Britax Marathon and scroll to the bottom. You should see it there for $42.99.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Post Halloween Fun!

I'm not sure if this is true for every location, but Micheal's just put their Halloween decorations to 70% off today and Target is currently 75% off.

30% off at

Received a 30% off code: HOLIDAY30. Good thru 11/12. Worth nosing around for Christmas gifts. Also, get free shipping w/ your kohls card: MVC7935 exp 11/08.

I bought this:

Carter's Velboa Pram 6-9 months$3.80 shipped.

Need a mixer?

Today I made bread using my Kitchenaid Mixer. I love that thing. I use it at least once a day. There is a super-duper Kitchenaid Pro 500 on sale for $287 that would be about $200 after the 30% off code. That could easily handle about 12 cups of bread dough. Yumm...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bealls Department Store - Free Shipping on ANY order!!

I've never shopped here - is it an East coast store? From another board (FAB):

Bealls Department Store - Free Shipping on ANY order!!

Use code: NOMIN exp 11/01/08

Nike® Air Max Assail
Price: 78.00, Sale Price: $39.00

OshKosh® Kisses
Price: 24.99, Sale Price: $12.49

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Down East Basics

Down East Basics is having a sale--30% off their clearance prices. It is only good online. Enter the code 10SALE30 at checkout.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Free Shipping - jc penney

Free shipping on orders $49 and more at or by phone 800-222.6161. Promo code is LEAVES. Expires Nov 5.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

15% off at Kohl's - with online coupon

I have another 15% off Kohl's email coupon to share if anyone wants one. It's good this Thurs-Sun. I've sent it to Andrea already, so if she has your email, contact her and ask her to fwd it to you! ;) Kristin

Friday, October 17, 2008

*tap, tap "Is this thing on?" Am I the only one here? Hopefully my posts are not boring you all to death! We don't need any dead bodies in bargain paradise!

*sigh, another Kmart deal YMMV (your mileage may vary) Today I found girls and boys bicycles clearanced:

Huffy Ariel 16 inch bike w/ removable training wheels, 3+: was $89 now $22, link to bike on bike

Huffy Ariel 12 inch bike w/ trainers 3+ was $79 now $20
Huffy Ariel Sidewalk bike 10 inch 1 1/2 yrs+ $5.00
Scooter by streetflyers, Folding 3-sz adjustable Black box, was $29 now $14
Optimus Prime Transformers 16 in bike - was $70 now $35

Also all clearance clothing at my store is .99 now

Couldn't use them myself, but this might help someone's Christmas shopping!

Also, most all deals at KMart are unmarked, fyi.

Whole Foods $5 off $25

There is a link below to a printable $5 off $25 coupon from Whole Foods, good thru the 22nd.

Hope someone can use it. Not exactly a budget-friendly store, but there are always certain ingredients or items that only they carry! Now if only Trader Joe's would come out with a $5 off $25....

Let me know if they pull it, I saved a copy on my computer.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baby legwarmers!

- so cute and amazingly practical! This little beauty from the 80's is flashing back to help your little one avoid the bare-leg-itis caused by being held constantly, crawling, etc.

These sell for about $10-15 in stores and online, but KMart had a really cute selection, all clearanced to $.99 - $1.99 in the sock section. This may vary by store, but look for them next time you're there - the brand is Emily Paige and they have size 0-2 years and 3-5 years.

Patterns we saw were pink w/ polka dots, white "sweater" type, pink "sweater" type, pink/white fuzzy striped, black w/ polka dots.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

KMart Double Coupons - Doubling up to $2.00

Warning: Lengthy post - sorry!

Confession time: I love KMart! It is RIGHT next door to my local Wal-Mart. I don't know anyone who shops there - except me (and a few others on the "fishingfordeals" boards that Andi mentioned below). So I score lots of deals. Granted, their prices are a little higher than most of Wal-Mart's, but they have to-die-for clearance finds. My recent finds were rollerblades for my kids (adjustable for 4 sizes) 75%, a bike for 90% off- $5(!), jogging strollers and car seats for 80% off! No, I don't walk around scanning things - the ladies on the shopping boards tell me what to look for, down to the box # usually!

I love their double coupon events they have started having. Andi- there's one at your KMart this week - Greensboro, NC! There is a complete list of locations below. Mine is not included this week. :( So if you've been saving coupons, go check it out! The coupons automatically double, up to $2! So, $2 off = $4 off, but not to exceed the price of the item. There are "beauty booklets" at the jewelry counter that have lots of great coupons in them, that could give you a good start. I got some l'oreal mascara and Sally Hansen nail items for super-cheap w/ these coupons during the last double coupons.

It all starts on Wed:

Aurora, CO 3043 15200 E COLFAX AVE
Kingsport, TN 3147 1805 E STONE DR
Indianapolis, IN 3251 6780 W WASHINGTON ST
Cambridge, OH 3555 61690 SOUTHGATE PKWY
Madison Hts, WI 3575 29101 JOHN R ROAD
Fremont, OH 3784 1825 N STATE RTE 19
Tabb, VA 3785 5007 VICTORY BLVD
Medina, OH 3786 1105 NORTH COURT STREET
Lorain, OH 3910 5350 LEAVITT ROAD
Taylor, MI 4059 21111 VAN BORN RD
Portage, IN 4108 6050 US HWY 6
Englewood, CO 4131 200 W BELLEVIEW
Indianapolis, IN 4203 7425 E WASHINGTON ST
Indianapolis, IN 4438 2715 MADISON AVE
Rome, GA 4719 102 HICKS DRIVE
Ashtabula, OH 4745 3315 N RIDGE E UNIT 100
Mentor, OH 4910 9200 MENTOR AVENUE
Terre Haute, IN 4913 4651 S US HIGHWAY 41
Thornton, CO 4917 1400 EAST 104TH AVENUE
Queensbury, NY 4928 308 DIX AVENUE
Moon Twshp, PA 4935 2000 SCOTT BLVD
Uniontown, PA 4936 99 MATTHEWS DRIVE
Chillcothe, OH 4937 1470 NORTH BRIDGE STREET
Round Lake Bch, IL 4938 400 EAST ROLLINS ROAD
Warren, OH 4939 2100 NILES CORTLAND RD SE
North Charleston, SC 4953 8571 RIVERS AVENUE
Raleigh, NC 4955 4300 FAYETTEVILLE ROAD
Greensboro, NC 4956 1302 BRIDFORD PARKWAY
Burlington, NC 4961 529 HUFFMAN MILL ROAD
Morgantown, WV 4963 6540 MALL RD
Hillsboro, OH 4964 1249 NORTH HIGH STREET
Cleveland, OH 4966 7700 BROOKPARK ROAD
Memphis, TN 4970 3201 AUSTIN PEAY
Lubbock, TX 4972 6501 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
Tinley Park, IL 4984 16300 HARLEM
Virginia Beach, VA 4986 3901 HOLLAND RD
Carson, CA 4987 500 CARSON TOWN CENTER
Norfolk, VA 4988 6101 N MILITARY
Southgate, MI 4995 16705 FORT STREET
Tucson, AZ 4996 7055 EAST BROADWAY
Virginia Beach, VA 4997 550 FIRST COLONIAL ROAD
Roseville, MI 4998 17580 FRAZHO
Johnson City, TN 7353 3019 PEOPLES STREET
Homewood, IL 7416 17550 HALSTEAD
Bloomfield Hills, MI 7504 2101 TELEGRAPH
Bradley, IL 7525 990 N KINZIE AVENUE
Port Huron, MI 7634 1179 32ND STREET
Detroit, MI 9814 19990 TELEGRAPH
Henderson, NV 9819 10405 S EASTERN AVENUE
Phoenix, AZ 9825 12025 NORTH 32ND STREET

Thursday, October 9, 2008


This isn't really a bargain tip, but a financial tip that has been great for me over the past few years and I wish I would've started earlier. I've banked with Wellsfargo, Washington Mutual, Zions, and others, but have just loved ING. They're an online bank that offers great interest rates for checking accounts, savings accounts, cds, and more. Their savings account gives 2.75% APY in interest that is directly deposited into your account every month. That's the lowest the rate has been in years. It used to be 4.5%, but it has dropped with the economy. It's still better than the stock market though. There's no minimum balance, no fees, it's FDIC insured and very easy to use. Every other bank I have used for savings accounts, I have only made a few bucks a month in interest and now I'm getting $50 - $100 every month with ING. This interest is just from a savings account that is fluid and has no strings attached. Their cds are from 3.5% - 4.25% and also don't require a minimum deposit. So if you have any extra money in a savings account that you don't want to lock into any long-term investments, but want to make money on it, I highly recommend ING.

Go to if you're interested.

If you want to sign up, I can recommend you and you get $25 - I get $10 (-: Just ask Andi to give you my email address.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fishing for deals

My friend, Marlena, is one of the best bargain shoppers I know. (I'm trying to convince her to join as an author here, but no luck yet.)

However, she shared this website that she uses and I wanted to pass it on:

Fishing for deals

You have to register with them to have access to all the forums, but registration is free. Marlena's two favorite forums are Catch of the Day (for online purchases) and Surf the Turf (for brick and mortar stores).

I don't know about you, but I'm about to add another registration to my long list.

As a side note, she just sent me a quick e-mail letting me know that Oriental Trading Company is offering free shipping on ANY order by October 24 using code AHW903.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Debbie Meyer Produce Bags

Don't know if you've tried these Debbie Meyer Green Bags for your produce or not, but you REALLY should! I just started using them and my produce is lasting for weeks instead of days! They can be found in just about any supermarket (I've seen them here at Fred Meyer, Albertson's, Target, etc), or of course, you could order from the site. I was really skeptical when a friend recommended them, but now I am a believer! I've found it helps to keep a paper towel tucked in to absorb any moisture, too. I like it that I can just rinse them out, dry them, and reuse them, too! As my daughter would say, "They're very eco-friendly." ;) Kristin

Friday, October 3, 2008

Liken the Scriptures

Our family are big fans of the Liken the Scriptures movies (think really good, but funny roadshow with catchy songs...not animated!). I am on their email list. They have a promotion going on until Oct 10th...$10 off any purchase of $35 or more. Type GC10 in the checkout box. Kristin

Camera Buying Advice?

Does anyone have good digital camera buying advice for me? I tried last time and I hate my camera (a Kodak EasyShare). The price was good, but it was a factory reconditioned one and either the original design stinks or it wasn't fixed up well enough. So, I am fantasizing about a new one, nothing fancy...just want it to turn on when it's supposed to (i.e. not when it gets bumped in the case, thus sucking the batteries dry). I know, I ask for a lot, huh?

So, if anyone has a great source for solid digital cameras at a good price, I'd love to hear about it! Thanks! Kristin

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Waldenbooks--Books with CD

I'm not sure if these would be available everywhere, but I stopped by our local Waldenbooks and saw these cute hardcover books with CD's on clearance for $2.99. Original retail: $12.99

They also had Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Linens N' Things Coupon

I just got this email from Linens N' Things - I think the code is good for anyone who uses it, it just says "one discount per customer". It's for $25 off a $100 purchase - either print up this coupon:
or use the code LNTEVENT online. It's good now through October 9 - hope someone can use it!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

25% off Deseret Book

You can get 25% off any one item at regular price at Deseret Book by entering the code 8FCRETC prior to checkout from now until Oct 14th. It doesn't always show up as a discount, so I have had to call their customer service (800)453-4532 before and they take care of it. Kristin

Friday, September 26, 2008

Are you all familiar with If you're not, you really should check it out! When you go to that site, it asks for your zip code, then puts you in your geographical freecycle area.

Here's how freecycle works:

1. You have something you don't need anymore, but think someone else may have a use for it.

2. You post "OFFERED: item (location)" on the website.

3. People can email you (but they don't see your email address; like craigslist) if they're interested

4. You decide who gets it and set up a pick up time and location with them.


1. You need something, so you post, "WANTED: item (location)"

2. People check their closets, and lo and behold, they have it and aren't using it.

3. They email you, set up a pick up, and everybody's happy!

It is always a good feeling to give something away to someone you know will need/want to use it, and it's a GREAT feeling to get something for free! I've been freecycling for about a year, and so far I've received...

yoga mats, a bread machine, a canner and a TON of wide mouth quart jars (I mean TONS), dress shoes, groovy girls toys, hermit crab terrarium, bookshelves (for storing all those jars!) ... you get the idea. It's also been satisfying to find good homes for stuff we don't need anymore (we don't live close to a DI trailer, plus, sometimes it's easier to part with it if you know it's meeting an actual need of a person in your community. I've even given away bags of food from cleaning out the pantry! It's also a FAB place to find/get rid of moving boxes!

Have a I sold you, yet?! Go check it out! Kristin

Thursday, September 25, 2008

15% off at Kohl's - with online coupon

Are there Kohl's dept stores anywhere except here? They have great clearance, and to make it even better, this weekend only (27-28), I have a coupon for 15% off that can be used on your total purchase. I am pretty sure it can be used online, too.

If you'd like me to send you the coupon, I'd be happy to forward it to you. Just email Andrea and she can forward it to me (I think that will work?). Kristin

Walgreens Easy Saver

Have you heard of this program? It's a rebate program at Walgreens. Every month they offer FREE STUFF. My friend, Shelly, told me about it and I'm hooked. I go there every month to see what stuff I can get. The only bad part about it used to be that I had to take the time to fill out the little sheet and mail it in. But I faithfully did it.

NOW, they've started an online rebate process that is SOOOO much faster and easier. You do have to *register* with them to be eligible for this. How many registrations of mine are out there in the cyberworld these days???

If you click on the link, you can view the catalog to see what products are available this month. Many of them are just discounted and then there are always a couple of free items each month. If you get the rebate put onto a Walgreens gift card, they add 10%.

Totally worth it. This month I got free nail polish, chapstick (My lips hurt REAL BAD!), toothpaste, hair product, and Excederin (for my hubbie's old man back).

I recommend going early on in the month because sometimes they run out of the free items.

Here we go!

I'm excited to have a place to share bargains with each other.