There used to be a time when I loved sharing all the fantastic deals I found. Due to personal reasons I would rather not discuss (hello stalkers) I am done updating for now.


Thanks to all my readers. I had a lot of fun sharing all my fun deals. I might blog again in the future...only time will tell.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenege Week 12

Only 273 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 12 Information:
Current Swagbucks: 5659
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  12 (that's $60!)
Amount needed until next gift card:191

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Meijer: Save 5 to 15 Percent Friday and Saturday

https://mperks.meijer.com/mperks?signin=false

Head on over to Meijer mPerks to clip a coupon valid 3/27-3/28 offering:
  • 5% off Grocery, Health, Beauty Care Items
  • 10% off General Merchandise
  • 15% off Apparel

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mystery Shopping: Getting Paid for Groceries

I haven't found time to do a mystery shop in what seems like forever. When a grocery shop with a $5 bonus popped up I decided to take advantage. The shop has various requirements, but the main focus is observing and reporting on the checkout experience including:
  • Purchasing an alcohol item and seeing if the cashier asked for ID
  • Putting an item at the bottom of my cart to see if the cashier notices it while checking out
  • Recording the business of the store, number of checkouts opened, and number of customers in line
  • Observe and report on the checkout experience and what the cashier said during checkout
 Not only is this shop easy since I've done it multiple times, it also means I can shop without worrying about coupons since I'm getting paid to buy most of my groceries.

Shopper Reimbursement: $15
Actual Amount Spent: $32.19
Shop Pay: $10 ($5 with a $5 bonus)
Company: Shoppers View
There was also $6 rebate on the Shock Top when you spend $6 on produce so I'll be mailing that in too.

My goal is to post about all my mystery shops so if you're interested in mystery shopping you can gain some insight from an experienced shopper. If you would like to learn more about mystery shopping check out this page

You can view the other mystery shops I've completed here.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Pampers Gift to Grow 15 Point Code

 

Pampers has released two new Gifts to Grow Rewards worth a total of 15 points. Simply enter:


TWIT89CQP445515

You can enter the code online, text it to 726-777 or you can download the new free app on your phone.



If you haven't joined Pampers Gifts to Grow yet join now for free and receive 100 points!

 Pampers releases many points online and you can also earn them from purchasing Pampers products. You can exchange your points in for many different rewards including toys, magazine subscription, and gift certificates.

You might be able to receive an additional 50 points after joining by entering code: JOINNOW4REWARDS

Jane: Classic Layered Necklace and Earring Set only $3.99


Jane is featuring a Classic Layered Necklace and Earrings for just $3.99! There are three colors to choose from and I'm sure they will sell out quick! Shipping is $2.50 for the set and each additional set is only $0.99.

I ordered this last time it was available and LOVE it.


This is why Jane is one of my favorite shopping sites! I love their great prices and they post new items daily. Head on over to Jane to start shopping.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge Week 11

Only 280 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 9 Information:
Current Swagbucks: 5531
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  12 (that's $60!)
Amount needed until next gift card: 319

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Meijer: $10 off your $50 Purchase March 20-21

https://accounts.meijer.com/manage/Account

Head on over to your Meijer mPerks account to clip a coupon for $10 off your $50 purchase. Coupon is valid 3/20-3/21

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Pampers Gifts to Grow 10 Point Code

Pampers has released two new Gifts to Grow Rewards worth a total of 10 points through 3/20. Simply enter:


FBEC89871811115

You can enter the code online, text it to 726-777 or you can download the new free app on your phone.



If you haven't joined Pampers Gifts to Grow yet join now for free and receive 100 points!

 Pampers releases many points online and you can also earn them from purchasing Pampers products. You can exchange your points in for many different rewards including toys, magazine subscription, and gift certificates.

You might be able to receive an additional 50 points after joining by entering code: JOINNOW4REWARDS

Monday, March 16, 2015

Free Coupon for Can of FriskiesTasty Treasures Cat Food

https://www.friskies.com/bacon/coupon

Head on over to the Friskies site to request a coupon for a free can of Friskies Tasty Treasures. This offer is good through May 5 or while supplies last.

If you don't have a cat you could always get this item and donate it to a local shelter :)

Ink Garden: Personalized Pillowcases only $4.99 Each!

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=228242&m=32789&u=401173&afftrack=


Ink Garden is featuring customized pillowcases for just $4.99 (regularly $21.99!) plus shipping (limit two). Shipping for the first pillowcase is $4.99 with additional shipping just $1.99. If you purchase two pillowcases the total works out to be just $8.48 each shipped.

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=228242&m=32789&u=401173&afftrack=
There are a lot of fun designs to choose from and you can even upload your own design. These could make a great gift and there are only 56 more days until Christmas! Head on over to Ink Garden to check out all the designs and create your customized pillow.

This offer is available through 4/4/15.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saving Challenge: Michigan's Adventure Season Passes


With the summer's off I'm always looking for fun ways to keep my four year old and I busy. Since moving last year I now live just twenty minutes from Michigan's Adventure. We visited the park last year summer and it was a blast. My son loved the rides including a kids coaster and the waterpark there is huge. The only downside is that a ticket is $29.99 and that includes kids three and up so it's almost $60 alone for tickets for my son and I to visit for one day!

I have decided to purchase a season pass for my son ($93) and the season pass plus dining for myself ($189) since my son and I can always split the entrĂ©e we get with that dining pass. Instead of simply buying these passes (and probably having them end up on my credit card) I have decided I want to earn the extra money. Here's my update on my earnings thus far:

I've lost my momentum this past month on earning extra money to earn my season passes. Between field trips, an online class, and a quick trip I haven't found a lot of time. I did post a few items on eBay and after fees I made an extra $16.73. Not a ton, but every little bit helps :)


Current Savings: $172.16
Total for 2 season passes: $282
61% Saved so far!
Days until Michigan's Adventure Opens: 67

Weekend Mall Deals and Printable Coupons

If you are headed out to the mall this weekend make sure you print these coupons to save even more.

Aeropostale
Save $10 off your $50 purchase or $25 off $100 printable (expires 3/17)

Children's Place
Save 25% off your entire purchase printable (expires 3/15)

Famous Footwear
15% off your entire purchase printable (expires 3/15)

Gap
50% off up to five items when you use your Gap card printable (expires 3/15)

Gordmans
Save 20% off any one item printable (expires 3/15)


JC Penney
Save 20% off any purchase or 25% off with JCP card printable (expires 3/15)

Kohl's
Save 15% off your entire purchase printable (expires 3/29)
Save $10 off your $25 or men's apparel purchase  printable (expires 3/15)
Save $10 off your $30 kids apparel or shoes purchase printable (expires 3/24)
Save $10 off your $40 or more intimates purchase printable (expires 3/18)

The Limited
Save 50% off up to three regular-priced items printable (expires 3/24)

New York and Company
Save $25 off your $75 purchase printable (expires 3/20)

Ulta

Save $3.50 off a $10 purchase printable (expires 3/14)

Victoria's Secret
$35 Sports Bras and Free Panty when you try on a sports bra details (March 14 only!)

Yankee Candle
Save $20 off your $45 or more purchase printable (expires 3/15)

Younkers
Save $50 off your $100 regular or sale price purchase printable (expires 2/7)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

GroopDealz is now 11th Avenue

The links in this post are affiliate links. I love Groopdealz though so that's why I'm sharing! 

 http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=600978&u=401173&m=30149&urllink=&afftrack=
Groopdealz, one of my favorite fashion flash sale sites, has changed their name to Eleventh Avenue. They'll still be offering up to 70% off designer fashions and March 11 only when you use coupon code: 11avenue you'll receive an additional 11% off your purchase!

New features include saving items that you love for later, creating collections of your favorite products and you can now easily share products with your friends.

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=600978&u=401173&m=30149&urllink=&afftrack=

They still offer some adorable items at awesome prices! I am in love with that crochet detail blouse above for just $10.99! Head on over to 11th Avenue to start shopping. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge Week 10

Only 287 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 9 Information:
Current Swagbucks: 5222
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  11 (that's $55!)
Amount needed until next gift card:178

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Meijer mPerks: New Free Yogurt Coupons to Clip

https://mperks.meijer.com/mperks?signin=false&cmpid=SEM:mPerks:mPerks_Brand:+Meijer%20+mperks:BING

Head on over to your Meijer mPerks account to clip some new coupons for free yogurt. I had five coupons for free yogurt in my account. If you can't find them at first I was able to find them in the dairy section.

These coupons are good through 3/17/15!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Meijer: 5-10 Percent Off your Grocery, Health, Beauty, and General Merchandise Purchase


Meijer has  is once again offering 5% off your grocery, health, and beauty care purchase and 10% off your general merchandise purchase when you clip the mPerks coupon.

Coupon is valid February 27-28. 

Big Lots: 20 Percent Off Your Entire Purchase February 28-March 1



Big Lots is once again offering 20% off your entire purchase on Saturday, February 28 after 2PM for Buzz club members. If you aren't a Buzz Club member yet you can get your card in-store for free.

You can also shop all day Sunday when use the 20% off printable coupon.

This is one of my FAVORITE absolute sales. You can check out some of the deals I scored in January the last time Big Lots offered 20% off your entire purchase at this post.

Groopdealz: 15 Percent off AND Free Shipping!

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=256142&m=30149&u=401173&afftrack=

GroopDealz is offering Extra 15% off sitewide and free shipping when you use coupon code: FEB15

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=256142&m=30149&u=401173&afftrack=

Shop now for best selection. The 15% off your purchase is good through February 28.

Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge Week 9

Only 300 more day until Christmas!

Christmas can be expensive which is why I start in January earning gift cards from Swagbucks to use for Christmas presents.I have used Swagbucks for the past 3 years to earn gift cards and the gift cards earned have been used solely as Christmas presents.

This year I will continue chronicling my savings with  Swagbucks each week with a goal of earning $200 in gift cards to buy presents for Christmas 2015.

If you're not familiar with my Swagbucks Christmas Savings Challenge I'll be posting every Thursday about how much  I've earned through Swagbucks. Everything I earn will be traded for Amazon gift cards to purchase Christmas presents. I trade in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards which cost 450 bucks.

Swagbucks Week 9 Information:
Current Swagbucks: 5167
$5 Gift Cards Earned:  11 (that's $55!)
Amount needed until next gift card: 233

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks it is one of my favorite online earning programs. You can read more about Swagbucks at this post.

I've chosen to use the gift cards earned from Swagbucks earned solely for Christmas presents. There are many other programs and survey sites that I participate in to earn extra money and gift cards check out the complete list.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Swagbucks Birthday Extravaganza: 49 Bonus Swagbuck Codes!

http://www.swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-trk&t0=blgTrk&t1=835360&t2=293
Today's your lucky day -- it's a Birthday Extravaganza! Well, maybe not your birthday, but Swagbucks.com turns 7 today & they're celebrating by giving away a bunch of free bonus Swag Bucks!

Today, Feb 25th, they started giving out Swag Codes at 7am PST / 10am EST and the fun doesn't stop until 6pm PST / 9pm EST! They are giving out 6 Swag Codes throughout the day for a total of 49 SB. What's even better is that they released the Swag Code schedule, so you know exactly when and where to find all the Codes!! (see image above)

What's a Swag Code? Well, they are fun little codes made of letters and/or numbers & it's how Swagbucks gives out bonus SB. They are only live for an hour typically, so you have to know where to find them (or hear from other SB members) and enter it on the site or mobile app to get your SB. Occasionally, Swagbucks will throw a big Extravaganza where they give out multiple Swag Codes in one day along with other fun ways to win bonus Bucks. And all those bonus SB come in handy when it's time to redeem for gift cards. So if you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, now is the perfect time! Get caught up in the birthday bonus Swag Bucks and sign up today!

I LOVE Swagbucks and have been using them for years. Check out my weekly Christmas 2015 Savings Challenge posts to see how I use Swagbucks to purchase Christmas presents yearly!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Meijer: Hot Deal on Schick Razors only $1.29 each (regularly $6.29!)


This week at Meijer when you spend $25 on select shaving products you'll receive $10 off instantly. Combine that deal with the new $5.00 off two (2) Schick Disposable Razor Pack to save even more.

Here's the deal:

Buy 4 Schick Disposable Razors $6.29+ (reg price)
Total: $25.16
-$10 off instantly Meijer promotion   
Use two: $5.00 off two (2) Schick Disposable Razor Pack
Final price: $5.16 or just $1.29 a pack!

Schoola: New $15 Off Your Purchase and Free Shipping -- Free Children's Clothing!

http://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3XwzaKPP


Schoola is offering new members a $15 credit AND free shipping on any order with coupon code: HURRY. Schoola is similar to ThredUp and offer new-gently used kids clothing at reduced prices. Prices are as low as $2.99.

http://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3XwzaKPP

I previously took advantage of this same promotion from Schoola and I picked out a pair of pants, shorts, and a new shirt for my four year old. Total was $14.09 so free after new member credit! I did have to enter my credit card, but I wasn't charged since my total was zero.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cents of Style: Spring Infinity Scarf only $5.95 Shipped!

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=255549&m=31374&u=401173&afftrack=

Cents of Style is offering beautiful spring infinity scarves today for just $5.95 with free shipping when you use coupon code: SPRING

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=255549&m=31374&u=401173&afftrack=
There's a huge selection of scarves to choose from with many different colors available for each print. Head on over to Cents of Style to start shopping.

 I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring! We're on snow day number two this week and the weather here is currently 10 degrees below zero. Cuddling up on the couch and cocoa is on the agenda for me and my 4 year old today :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Children's Place: 50 Percent Off Tops and Free Shipping!

http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3944687-12125563

Need any children's clothes? Children's Place is offering 50% off tops and free shipping on every order!

http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3944687-12125563

http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3944687-12125563

If you want to get any cute St. Patrick's Day shirts for your kids they're only $5.25 shipped!

Shop through Ebates to earn 2.5% of your total purchase in cash back. If you're not familiar with Ebates read this post to learn about the $10 gift card you'll receive just for joining :)