Posted: July 8, 2010
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Head over to the Cheesecake Factory Facebook page to get a coupon good for a $1.50 slice of Cheesecake on July 29th!  I love their cheesecake – and that’s saying something since I am not  a huge cheesecake fan to begin with!

Thanks, Kristi

Posted: July 8, 2010
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The Utah Department of Health is giving out a 3 month supply of vitamins with Folic acid, a bag, bracelet and magazine for FREE.

Posted: July 8, 2010
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Today through the 11th, Origins is offering FREE mini-facials!  Find an Origins location here.

Posted: July 8, 2010
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So this post should have been the first one, sorry.

Here’s part 1, 2, 3, & 4 if you are new to the Wanna Be A Blogger series.

I forgot to say the very first things you must do to be a blogger!

1.  Go to WordPress.com and create your blog. It will start out as blogname.wordpress.com, but once you buy your domain name you will be able to take the .wordpress off.


2.   Buy all domain names similar to yours. If someone spells your domain name wrong, where will they end up? Look at the example above! I own lots of domains, including CuckooCouponDeals.com.  If you type it in to a web browser, it re-directs you to CuckooForCouponDeals.com.  Redirects are great if your site becomes popular- another company can’t swoop in and steal traffic by getting a very similar domain name that people end up at when they miss-spell your site name.  Once you buy your domain name, and all ones similar to it, you can choose the one you like best and have the rest re-direct to that new domain.    It is actually kinda complicated; here is an in-depth article on redirecting.

3.   Don’t go to blogger.com or blogspot.com to start your blog. Don’t even think about it! Blogger has so many problems I don’t know where to start.   It is hard to customize, the plugins are not as sophisticated and easy to customize, javascript on blogger is restricted, and I could go on and on.  Just do wordpress.  You will not regret it! I can not count how many blogs start out on Blogger then go through the big process of moving over to WordPress.

4.  Create your logo. I once emailed a company asking for quotes on designing my site.  They said, well it will be $250, and you need to go to iStockPhoto.com and pick out an image for your logo.  I thought, well if they are just using an iStockphoto then I can do that! So I did.  I bought the photo, created some text to go with it in Photoshop, and wah-laa, saved $250.00.  You can download Photoshop for 30 days free is you don’t own it; however, I had extensive training in Photoshop in college.  Unless you have used it previously or had training, you probably will not be able to use it to create your logo.  If you don’t have photoshop or editing skills, you can use LogoEase to get a free logo.

Now if I can ever get a designer to re-do my blog for free in exchange for a review I would do it in a heartbeat.  But for now my blog is designer-free and I am okay with that.  I still would wait until you have been blogging at least 6 months before you hire a designer.   1/2 of all blogs die in 6 months, once people realize how hard they are to make successful.  You don’t want to fork over a lot of dough and then decide blogging isn’t for you. Also, you won’t know for sure what categories and sidebar images you want until you’ve been around awhile.  Definitely hold off on the designer until you know what you want -you don’t want to have it re-designed in 2 months!  And if you find a fantastic, creative designer (creative as in financing- will trade design work for an ad on my blog), let me know… I am frugal after all!

UPDATE: after one year of blogging I did finally get a new logo – about 1/2 the price of most blogs! I got it at 99designs.com

5.  Create your blog button:

Standard size is 150 x 150 pixels.

  • Upload your button to your site
  • Copy the URL (link) of that image and paste it in notepad for later use
  • Add a new HTML widget to your blog.
  • Create a “grab my button” widget with the following code in your widget:

<center><img src=”http://YOURSITENAME.com/button.jpg”><textarea style=”width: 100%; height: 100px” name=”textfield”><center><a title=”Blog Name” href=”http://YOURSITENAME.com”><img border=”0? src=”http://YOURSITENAME.com/button.jpg”></a></center></textarea></center>

Now your button will appear on your sidebar, with a text area below it for other bloggers to grab the code and insert it in their own blog!

Please note: You must place your own blog’s information where necessary in the paragraph above. In other words, http://YOURSITENAME. should actually be YOUR blog’s web address and everywhere it says button.jpg is should be the entire link you copied into your notepad for your button link earlier.

Make sure to go to every blog you like and email them to ask if they want to exchange buttons.  It’s a great way to get started getting new people to find out about your site!

5.  Create your icon – HowBits has a great tutorial here on how to do it free & install it on your site! Your icon is the image that appears next to your name on bookmarks, on internet tabs, and on RSS feeds.  Here is my icon : Notice the icon size is 16 x 16 pixels, this is the only size an icon can be and it must be in .ico format.   I would suggest using no words, since they would be difficult to read at that tiny size.

Well now you’ve got a descent looking site! That’s just the beginning of blogging.   I have tons more ideas on topics to cover, but would love for you to email any questions about blogging that you have so I could answer those!

Posted: July 8, 2010
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Pampers Gifts To Grow: enter code GTGGETREADYSOON to get 10 free points!

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

Posted: July 8, 2010
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You may want to “like” Mountain Dew on Facebook, they just posted this:

Whether you are a green DEW drinker, avid Diet fan, DEWmocracy supporter, or even a Pitch Black fanatic… THANK YOU! We just reached 1 MILLION fans! To show our appreciation, we will be offering a unique offer for just our Facebook fans. Stay tuned… more to come!

I am hoping for a high-value or freebie coupon!

Thanks Savvy Spending

Posted: July 8, 2010
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[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51QTHbvDR6w&feature=related]

The video is very low quality  -just skip to .57 seconds – WHY does the walmart employee even try to scan the home-made coupon?!?!?!

She even says “I don’t think it’s going to work…”

That being said, I feel sorry for the Walmart employee having to deal with that childish girl.  No wonder Walmart employees don’t like couponers!

Every Friday I kick off the weekend with a video about being frugal/saving money/couponing. Please leave a comment with a link to a great video if you have one you want featured next week!  View previous weeks here.

Posted: July 7, 2010
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Giant Eagle: PA Deals Provided by Lady Savings

Key: *** Good Deals, **** Great Deals, ***** Cuckoo ( Stock Up!)

This list will be updated throughout the week as I find more deals.
Add the items you plan to buy to create a printable shopping list! Then click the “Create List” button below.

Grocery

Add Lean Cuisine Entrees $2
$1/5 Lean Cuisine Product, exp. 8-1-10 (SS 05/02/10)
Final Price = $1.80 each WYB 5
Add Campbell’s V-8 Fusion + Tea or V-8 Fusion $2.50
$1/1 V-8 juice printable coupon
Final Price = $1.50
Add Starkist Solid White Tuna Can or Chunk Light Pouches $1
$1/2 StarKist Pouch Products, exp. 8-6-10 (ALL YOU May ’10)
StarKist Tuna Salad or Creations Pouch FREE wyb any Two (2) StarKist Pouch Products – 06-20-10 RP – valid up to $2.20
Starkist Tuna Salad or Creations Pouch (1) FREE WYB any (2) Starkist Tuna Pouch Products – All You, July 2010 – valid up to $2.20
Final Price = $1 for 2 chunk light pouches & 1 Tuna Salad or Creations pouch!
Add Tuna or Chicken Helpers $1
$0.75/3 Hamburger Helper Skillet Meal, exp. 7-24-10 (SS 05/30/10)
Final Price = $.50 each WYB3
Add Muti-grain or Apple Cinnamon Cheerios 5 for $15 & $5 off instantly WYB 5 = $2 each
$.75/1 multi-grain cheerios Giant Eagle eCoupon
$.75/1 apple cinnamon cheerios Giant Eagle eCoupon
$1/2 Select Cheerios Cereals, exp. 7-17-10 (SS 06/06/10)
$1/2 General Mills Select Cheerios Cereals, exp. 7-10-10 (SS 05/30/10)
Final Price = $1.30 each WYB 5
Buy at least one of each to use both eCoupons & use (2) $1/2 coupons
Add Lipton Tea Bags 100ct $2.50
$0.40/1 Lipton Tea Bags, exp. 7-25-10 (RP 06/27/10)
$0.60/2 Lipton Tea Bags or Iced Tea, exp. 7-25 (RP 6/27/10)
Final Price = As low as $1.70 each
Add Lipto Ice Tea .5 liter 12 packs $4.99
$0.60/2 Lipton Tea Bags or Iced Tea, exp. 7-25 (RP 6/27/10)
Final Price = $4.39 each WYB 2
Add Starbucks Frappuccino 4 packs $4.99
$1/1 Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink, exp. 7-31-10 (SS 05/02/10)
$1/1 printable
$1/1 printable
Final Price = $3.99
Add Frosted Mini Wheats Strawberry Delight $2.67
$1/2 Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran, exp. 7-18 (RP 6/6/10) (if coupon allows strawberry delight)
Final Price = $2.17 each WYB 2
Add Pop Tarts 12 ct $2.67
$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, exp. 8-8-10 (RP 06/13/10)
Final Price = $2.17 each WYB 2
Add Folgers or Dunkin Donuts Coffee $6.99
$1/1 Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, exp. 8-31-10 (RP 06/27/10)
$1.50/2 Dunkin Donuts Coffee, exp. 8-31-10 (RP 06/27/10)
$1/1 Dunkin Donuts Coffee printable coupon(use zip 90210)
Final Price = $5.99
Add Roman Meal Bread $1.50
$1/1 printable(use zip 90210)
Final Price = $.50
Add Smucker’s Jams, Jellies or Preserves $2.50
$0.25/1 Select Smucker’s Fruit Spreads, exp. 8-31-10 (RP 05/23/10)
$1/3 Select Smucker’s Fruit Spreads, exp. 8-31-10 (RP 05/23/10)
$1/2 Smucker’s Fruit Spread Product, exp. 7-25-10 (RP 04/18/10)
Final Price = $2 each
Add Nabisco Oreos, Newtons or Nutter Butter Cookies $3
1 FREE pack of Nabisco Cookies WYB 1 package of cookies & 1 gallong of milk facebook coupon(no longer available)
Final Price = $3 for 2 packs of cookies WYB 1 gallon of milk
Add Kraft Macaroni & Cheese 5 packs $3.50
Look for FREE Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters or any Capri Sun Variety WYB 5 pack (should be on the packs of Mac & cheese)
Final Price = $3.50 for 5 pack of Mac & Cheese & Capri Sun!
Add Ken’s Salad Dressing $1
$1/2 Ken’s Salad Dressing printable coupon
Final Price = $.50 each
Add Newman’s Own Dressing or salsa $3
$0.50/1 Select Newman’s Own Items, exp. 7-17-10 (RP 06/06/10)
$0.75/1 Newman’s Own Salad Dressing, exp. 7-17-10 (RP 06/06/10)
$.75/1 Salsa printable coupon (use zipcode 06070)
Final Price = $1.50
Add Breyers Inspirations, Disney Yogurt or YoCrunch 100 Calorie packs $2
$0.75/1 Breyers YoCrunch 100 Calorie Pack, exp. 8-15-10 (SS 05/23/10)
$0.50/4 Breyers YoCrunch Yogurt Cups, exp. 8-15-10 (SS 05/23/10)
$0.50/1 Breyers Inspirations Multipack, exp. 8-15-10 (SS 05/23/10)
$0.50/1 Breyers Yogurt Disney Multipack, exp. 8-15-10 (SS 05/23/10)
$1/1 Breyers YoCrunch printable coupon
Final Price = As low As $.50 each!
Add Sabra Hummus $3.39
$1/1 Sabra Product, exp. 8-15-10 (SS 06/27/10)
Final Price = $2.39
Add Kozy Shack Pudding $2.50
$.55/1 Kozy Shack product, Any – 06-06-10 SS
$.40/1 Kozy Shack product, Any – 06-06-10 SS
Final Price = $1.40
Add Dano-nino yogurt 6 pack $1.50
$0.75/1 Dannon Dan-o-nino Product, exp. 7-18-10 (SS 06/06/10)
$.75/1 or $.55/1 Dannon Dan-o-nino product printable coupon (use zip 90210)
Final Price = As low as FREE
Add Real Goodness Lactose-Free Milk $2
$0.50/1 Valio Real Goodness Lactose-Free Milk, exp. 8-15 (SS 5/16/10)
Final Price = $1
Add Hagan or Kemps Ice Cream $2.50
$1/2 Kemps Frozen Yogurt, Fro-Zing Frozen Yogurt, or Ice Cream, Any 1.5 Quart – 06-06-10 SS
Final Price = $2 each WYB 2
Add Cinnabon Pancakes, Eggo Breakfast Pizza or Eggo Pancakes $1.67
$1/2 Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Product, exp. 8-15-10 (RP 06/20/10)
Final Price = $1.17 each WYB 2
Add Marie Callender’s Complete Meals, pasta Al Dente or Pot Pies $2.50
$1/2 Marie Callender’s Dinners, any (DND 9) – All You, June 2010
Final Price = $2 each WYB 2
Add Michelina’s Budget Gourmet Entrees $.67
$1/5 Michelina’s Frozen Entrees, any 5. – 05-09-10 SS
Final Price = $.47 each WYB 5
Add Sara Lee Pound Cake $4
$1 on Fresh Berries WYB 1 Sara Lee Pound Cake printable coupon (use zipcode 76109)
$1/1 Sara Lee Frozen desert printable
Final Price = $3 for pound cake & $1 off berries
Add Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna BOGO
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats, exp. 7-11-10 (SS 05/16/10)
Final Price = ? Varies
Add Jimmy Dean Breakfast Skillets or Sandwiches $5
$1/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Skillet, exp. 8-31-10 (RP 06/06/10)
$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwich, exp. 7-31-10 (RP 05/02/10)
Final Price = As low as $3.50
Add State Fair Mini Corn Dogs $5
$1/1 State Fair Corn Dogs or Mini Corn Dogs, exp. 7-31 (RP 06/06/10)
$0.55/1 State Fair Corn Dogs/Mini Corn Dogs, exp. 10-31 (RP 2/14/10)
$1/2 State Fair Corn Dogs or Mini Corn Dogs, exp. 10-31 (RP 2/14/10)
Final Price = $3.90
Add Luigi’s Italian Ice $2.50
$0.50/1 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice Product, exp. 7-31-10 (RP 06/27/10)
$1/2 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice, exp. 7-16-10 (RP 05/16/10)
$0.50/1 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice, exp. 7-16-10 (RP 05/16/10)
Final Price = $1.50
Add Minute Maid Bars 8ct $2.50
$0.75/1 Minute Maid Frozen Novelty, exp. 7-31-10 (RP 06/27/10)
$1/2 Minute Maid Frozen Novelties, exp. 7-16-10 (RP 05/16/10)
$0.50/1 Minute Maid Frozen Novelty printable coupon
Final Price = As low as $1 each
Add Whole Fruit Bars $2.50
$0.50/1 Whole Fruit Product, exp. 7-16-10 (RP 05/16/10)
$0.50/1 Whole Fruit Product, exp. 7-31-10 (RP 06/27/10)
Final Price = $1.50
Add Honest Tea $1
$.50/1 Honest Tea printable coupon
Final Price = FREE
Add Zone Perfect Bars $1
$0.55/1 Zone Perfect Single Bar or Multipack, exp. 7-31 (SS 05/16/10)
Final Price = FRE
Add Purely Decadent Made with Coconut Milk $3.99
$1/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $2.99

Household/Personal Care

Add Pampers Big Pack Boxed Diapers $19.99
$2/1 Pampers Wipes, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
Final Price = $17.99
Buy 2 Boxes of Pampers and get Bonus $.30 off per gallon of fuel.
Add Brawny Paper Towels $8.99
$1/2 Brawny Paper Towels, exp. 8-27-10 (RP 06/27/10)
$1/2 Brawny Paper Towels printable coupon
Final Price = $8.49 WYB 2
Buy any 2 brawny or quilted and get bonus $.20 off per gallon of fuel!
Add Quilted Northern Bath Tissue $8.99
Buy any 2 brawny or quilted and get bonus $.20 off per gallon of fuel!
Add Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent $6.99
$1/2 printable coupon
Final Price = $6.49 each WYB 2
Add Kibbles ‘n Bits Dry Dog Food 16 or 17.6lb, Meow Mix 14.2 to 16lb or Pup-peroni Dog Treats 25oz 2 for $20 & $4 off instantly WYB 2 = $8 each
$2/1 Kibbles ‘n Bits Dry Dog Food, exp. 7-31-10 (RP 06/06/10)
$1/1 Meow Mix Dry Food, exp. 8-1-10 (RP 06/06/10)
$.75/1 Meow Mix Dry Food printable coupon
$1/1 pup-peroni printable coupon
Final Price = As low as $6 each WYB 2
Add Glad Tall Kitchen or Trash Bags 25-80ct $5.49
$0.50/1 Glad Trash Bags, exp. 8-8-10 (RP 06/06/10)
Final Price = $4.49
Add Huggies Little Swimmers $6.99
$1.50/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $5.49
Add Clairol hair Color $5.99
$1/1 Clairol Hair Color, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
$2/1 Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Hair Color Product, any one. – 07-04-10 PG
Final Price = $3.99
Add Right Guard Total Defense 5 BOGO (Save up to $3.98)
$3/1 Right Guard printable coupon
$1.50/1 Right Guard printable coupon
Final Price = $.49 each WYB 2
Add Mennen Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick $2
$.75/1 Lady Speed Stick printable coupon
Final Price = $.50
Add Cover Girl Tru Cheeks, Clean or Advanced Radiance, selected varieties $4.99
$1/1 CoverGirl product, any – 07-04-10 PG
$1/1 CoverGirl product, any – 06-06-10 PG
Final Price = $3.99
Add Crest Toothpaste or Oral-B Advantage or Stages Toothbrushes or Satin Floss $2
$2/1 Select Oral-B Toothbrushes, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 07/04/10)
$0.75/1 Select Oral-B, Pulsar or Advantage Items, exp. 7-31 (RP 6/27/10)
$1/1 Select Oral-B or Crest Glide Items, exp. 7-31-10 (RP 06/27/10)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 07/04/10)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 7-31-10 (RP 06/27/10)
Final Price = FREE toothbrushes! $.50 toothpaste
Add Sensodyne Toothpaste $4.50
$0.75/1 Sensodyne Toothpaste, exp. 8-31-10 (RP 05/02/10)
$.75/1 Sensodyne printable coupon
Final Price = $3
Add Tampax Pearl $6.99
2/1 Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
$2/1 Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 07/04/10)
Final Price = $3.49 each WYB 2 (after coupons & catalina)
Get $3 OYNO WYB 2 Always or Tampax products advertised in a single transaction
Add Always Pads or Tampax Flushables $5.59
$1/1 Always Product, exp. 7-31-10 (Rouge Magazine)
$1/1 Always Pads or Feminine Cleansing Cloths, exp. 7-31 (P&G 6/6/10)
$1/1 Tampax Product, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
$1/1 Tampax Product, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 07/04/10)
Final Price = $3.09 each WYB 2 (after coupon & catalina)
Get $3 OYNO WYB 2 Always or Tampax products advertised in a single transaction

Create a Printable Shopping List:
Just add the items you plan to buy & click the “Create List” button below.

Create List feature is a new feature in Beta Testing. Please leave a comment with problems or suggestions to make it better!

Adding deals to your printable shopping list won’t work in RSS feeds or emails – visit the site to use this feature.

Posted: July 7, 2010
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First off, let me say this one should be worth way more because it takes so long to get.  I normally also only post swag alerts on my Facebook page, but since this one is higher-value I decided to post it here too.
Check their latest swag blog post to unscramble the letters (Use Unscramble.net to unscramble words but make sure the CASE of the letters stay the same)
Posted: July 7, 2010
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Huggies Enjoy The Ride Codes

BHSGSWKLGQRQPGB -5 pts
BFSJXBBWQDCCPGB- 5 pts

View the rest of the codes I have posted here

Thanks, Give Me Neither

Posted: July 7, 2010
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Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 125 X 125

Save 80% off a Restaurant.com $25 Gift Certificate, just use code FUN and pay ONLY $2 through 7/12/10!

Read my post on restaurant.com if you’ve never heard of it – its legit and I love it!

Posted: July 7, 2010
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This is a guest post by theDealyo:

If you haven’t been properly introduced to online sample sale sites, theDealyo has the hook up.

Most online sample sales are “by invitation only” and feature designer products and fashion at deeply discounted prices. Think Tommy Bahama 80%+ off! Sales typically last between 24 – 72 hours and require an invitation code from an existing member to access the sales.

That’s where theDealyo comes in. Here are a few of our favorite FREE online sample sale websites along with a personal invitation link.

Beyond The Rack – Private shopping club for woman and men. Receive $10.00 credit just for signing up! Use now or later.

bTrendie – Features children’s fashion, toys and gear. Receive $10.00 credit just for signing up! Use now or later.

HauteLook– Hautelook is one of the most popular online sample sale sites for women, men, kids and home goods.

Ideeli– Designer brands for women, men, kids and home goods up to 80% off.

Rue La La– Features men, women and children’s fashions.

Jasmere– Features one daily deal. As more people buy, the price goes lower.

Gilt Group- Very popular shopping destination featuring men, women and children’s fashions. Sales start at 12:00 EST and last for 36 hours.

Billion Dollar Babes– Features men, women’s and children’s fashions up to 85% off.?

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