Posted: July 1, 2010
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Check your emails! My friend Amy at Savvy Shopper Deals just got an email from Right@Home  that included a link for a FREE Glade® Scented Oil Candles Tin Holder. It is email specific and her link didn’t work for me, but hopefully you’re signed up and get the email as well!

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Well she just seems so innocent doesn’t she?  9 days ago She was screaming and I wanted to work on my site.  After several unsuccessful attempts at getting her to play with her older sister, I decided to hand her my cell phone just for  a minute so I could finish my post and then go play with her.

Well she ran from the room quick as can be, and 9 days later my cell phone has still never returned.  We’ve even looked in the vents!

We don’t have a house phone.  So for nine days I have been phone-less.   I emailed friends and family to tell people to email me because I didn’t have a phone and didn’t want to buy a new one. You would have thought I said I was going top-less; people were really shocked that someone could go without a phone.   I decided I am too frugal to buy a new one, I know people lived for centuries without phones, well I could do it too.

I decided to be The Ultimate Frugalista – no cell phone or home/land phone!

I have had a cell phone since they first got big 11 years ago.  I have been texting details about my day to my husband for years.  I had no idea what a big role my phone played in my life.  With my phone gone, I couldn’t just text my husband and ask him what he wanted for dinner.  I couldn’t call the repair man when our door broke (it’s under warranty) and I couldn’t get a hold of the BYU Intern office since they don’t answer emails.  I have wanted to call them for 9 days but haven’t been able to.   I couldn’t call my friends and say “let’s go to the park”, which we often randomly do with our kids.  I emailed them, but my friends are stone-age (no offense, you know who you are 🙂  and only check their email once per day, often long after I wanted to randomly go to the park.

Well you get the picture.   Life without a phone was not as easy as I thought it would be.

So today I decided it is not going to just  “show up” as I was hoping it would, and decided to buy a new phone on eBay.  I did a ton of research and picked my phone.  I waited impatiently for hours to make sure I won it. I was the high bidder with 10 seconds left.  Then I refreshed the page and I’d been outbid!   What a waste of time!

I am sitting here waiting for another bid to end at 4:30. This time I did a “max bid” so it will automatically up my bid to if people keep out-bidding me.  Wish me luck!

Morale of The Story: Don’t hand your phone to your toddlers, even for a minute.

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Pampers

It’s the first of the month, so after checking all new coupons (including the new $3/1 Huggies!), you can bet on a new pampers gifts to grow code:

FACEBOOKJUL2010 = 10 points!

Thanks to reader Traci for the email!

The Pampers Gifts to Grow code list is over 120 codes!

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Stop by Arby’s July 5th for a free Jr. Deluxe with any size drink purchase.

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Free Dispoz-A-Scoop – the a biodegradable pooper scooper.

Posted: July 1, 2010
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All these Round-trip flights  are Under $150 on Priceline:

Atlanta (ATL) Cleveland (CLE) $150
Atlanta (ATL) Jacksonville (JAX) $135
Atlanta (ATL) New Orleans (MSY) $111
Atlanta (ATL) St Louis (STL) $150
Baltimore (BWI) Detroit (DTW) $140
Birmingham (BHM) Charlotte (CLT) $118
Boston (BOS) Baltimore (BWI) $120
Boston (BOS) New York City (JFK) $124
Boston (BOS) Washington (IAD) $125
Buffalo (BUF) Boston (BOS) $140
Burbank (BUR) Las Vegas (LAS) $126
Charlotte (CLT) Atlanta (ATL) $118
Charlotte (CLT) Baltimore (BWI) $138
Charlotte (CLT) Boston (BOS) $138
Chicago (ORD) Buffalo (BUF) $140
Chicago (ORD) St Louis (STL) $140
Columbus (CMH) Atlanta (ATL) $130
Columbus (CMH) Kansas City (MCI) $139
Dayton (DAY) Atlanta (ATL) $145
Denver (DEN) Albuquerque (ABQ) $118
Denver (DEN) Los Angeles (LAX) $150
Fresno (FAT) Las Vegas (LAS) $130
Honolulu (HNL) Hilo (ITO) $147
Honolulu (HNL) Kahului (OGG) $129
Honolulu (HNL) Kailua (KOA) $147
Honolulu (HNL) Kaunakakai (MKK) $145
Honolulu (HNL) Lihue (LIH) $129
Indianapolis (IND) Atlanta (ATL) $140
Indianapolis (IND) Baltimore (BWI) $140
Kansas City (MCI) Denver (DEN) $140
Kansas City (MCI) Milwaukee (MKE) $118
Long Beach (LGB) Las Vegas (LAS) $130
Long Beach (LGB) San Francisco (SFO) $135
Los Angeles (LAX) Reno (RNO) $120
Los Angeles (LAX) San Francisco (SFO) $140
Memphis (MEM) Atlanta (ATL) $125
Minneapolis (MSP) Chicago (ORD) $140
Minneapolis (MSP) Milwaukee (MKE) $134
New York City (JFK) Boston (BOS) $124
Newport News (PHF) Atlanta (ATL) $140
Newport News (PHF) Boston (BOS) $133
Oakland (OAK) Long Beach (LGB) $130
Orlando (MCO) Atlanta (ATL) $150
Phoenix (PHX) Denver (DEN) $140
Phoenix (PHX) Los Angeles (LAX) $124
Phoenix (PHX) San Diego (SAN) $124
Pittsburgh (PIT) Boston (BOS) $140
Pittsburgh (PIT) Chicago (ORD) $140
Pittsburgh (PIT) Milwaukee (MKE) $138
Pittsburgh (PIT) New York City (LGA) $108
Portland (PDX) Spokane (GEG) $120
Providence (PVD) Philadelphia (PHL) $140
Raleigh (RDU) Atlanta (ATL) $120
Raleigh (RDU) Boston (BOS) $149
Richmond (RIC) Atlanta (ATL) $130
Richmond (RIC) New York City (LGA) $124
Sacramento (SMF) Long Beach (LGB) $134
Salt Lake City (SLC) Denver (DEN) $120
San Francisco (SFO) Las Vegas (LAS) $143
San Francisco (SFO) Los Angeles (LAX) $140
San Francisco (SFO) San Diego (SAN) $140
Santa Ana (SNA) San Francisco (SFO) $140
Seattle (SEA) Spokane (GEG) $104

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Yesterday I announced a fun giveaway where you suggest my Facebook Page to your friends and our program tracks who sent the most invitations, and who has had the most friends accept invitations.

Here’s the results so far – remember, you have until next Tuesday to enter and get your friends to “like” us on Facebook – two winners will get $30 Gift Certificates each!

Read more about the giveaway here.

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Pretty much a dud ad, but there are two deals worth noting:

Compaq Laptop WAS $399.98 (I looked around online, other places are selling it for $379)

Details: 2.2GHz AMD V120 processor, 2GBof RAM, 250GB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics, the Compaq CQ62Z also features WiFi, DVD burner and a 6-cell battery and optional Bluetooth. HP will retails it for around $379.99 with preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

$9.98 is pretty good for a DVD-5 50 pack. I looked for comparable prices online; most places like Radio Shack have these for $29.99

These are next weeks deals from Staples Ad Preview.  View this weeks deals on the Cuckoo Deals Map!

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Lowe’s has Kingsford Charcoal on sale starting today B1G1 Free –  $8.48 for a 16.8 lb bag= $4.24 when you buy 2!

There is a $1/1 coupon for Kingsford Match Light Charcoal hopefully the light charcoal is available on this sale, $3.24 each is a great price!

The Home Depot has 40 lb. bags on sale for $10 this weekend only. The 10% off your entire purchase coupon is still available if you sign up for the Home Depot Movers club!

Posted: July 1, 2010
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Visit the “Huggies Savings Center” on the left-hand side for all these great coupons that reset this morning!  $3/1 Huggies is my favorite coupon.

It’s the first of the month, so upload coupons to your Cellfire.com and UPromise accounts for the month to! What are uploadable coupons?

I upload all uploadable coupons then I don’t have to worry about them the rest of the month.   There’s not that many hot Cellfire coupons right now, but here’s my favorite upromise coupons:

  • Wacky Mac Multi-Shaped and Multi-Colored Pasta, save $0.50/1
  • Krusteaz Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast featuring CoroWise™ For A Healthy Start To Your Day, save $1.00/1
  • Chiquita Bites Family Pack 14oz, located in the produce section, save $1.00/1  (These are great on-the-go healthy snacks!)
  • Charmin MegaRoll, save $1.00/1

I also just noticed $1/2 Bicycle Playing Cards coupon on Red Plum, thought you might need these for get togethers on this Fourth of July weekend.

Smartsource has nothing too new but some goodies:

  • Save 65¢ On any one Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese. Found in AZ, NM, TX, OK, KS, NE, IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, IL, IN, OH, MI $.75/1 Kix,
  • $1/1 Wheaties Fuel,
  • $1/2 Act 11 Popcorns,
  • $2.50/3 Huggies Wipes 64 ct. +

(more…)

Posted: July 1, 2010
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I noticed lots of blogs are putting Print Friendly on their sites. It’s a free plugin on Print Friendly.com that works for blogger and wordpress sites.

The problem I have with Print Friendly: it only allows to to select items from one post and print them.

I began searching the internet for a wordpress plugin for my site that would allow people to save parts of posts to a printable list for later. I didn’t find one.

I found something better: A free program that allows you to save deals from all over the web. Just highlight with your mouse any area you want saved. It will select it and save it to your ongoing list. You can come back the next day and it will still be there! Then go to 10 more sites, add all the deals you want to do, then go to your printable list and edit/delete deals you don’t want. You can print them all on one page, or save them to a pdf.

The ability to do this for every site on the internet is pretty sweet. What is the name of this program you ask? You can select exact portions of a post you want to print with HP Web Page Printing. It is free and it works with all printers – not just HP. It only works with Internet Explorer 6, 7, & 8, so if you have Mozilla Firefox I have installed Print Friendly on my site for you.

Course none of these are as cool as the “add” to shopping list I have on all deals on the Cuckoo Deals Map, but its a close second 🙂

Posted: July 1, 2010
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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hampton Hotels. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Right now you can enter in a quicky entry form for the Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes to receive a free stay for you and 100 of your friends at a Hampton for one weekend. The winner will also receive $5000 to help pay the tax for the weekend!

What would do with an entire hotel full of all your friends?

Well I think this would be more awesome if I were in college again for sure!  But there are lots of other uses for this then just parties – if you or someone you know is getting married and this would be perfect for a place for all the visiting guests to stay.  When I got married in Idaho, my husband’s family had to come all the way from Florida.

If I won now: I think I’d call up all my friends and family and invite them over for a fun family reunion.  The get-together would include a pool party and barbecue, maybe we’d setup  a projection screen and show some movies outside or in the hotel’s meeting room.  If you have the hotel to yourself, imagine a big scavenger hunt.  Kids would love that! My family’s large so this would be  a really cheap family reunion!  We live all over the place, so this way we could meet up at one location that’s big enough to accommodate us all.

This sweepstakes is open to everyone, not just those that are Hilton Honors members or those that have previously stayed at a Hampton so what are you waiting for?

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