Welcome to Saving money for a rainy day and you can too!

I have recently discovered the wonderful world of couponing and saving money. I am saving so much money and having fun doing it too. I wanted to share this with all of you since we are in such tough economic times right now. I hope that you will enjoy this blog and will find enjoyment in saving money and giving to others like I have. If you are interested, please become a follower and leave comments.

Thanks and God Bless!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Publix savings 5/27

Today was a great trip to Publix.

1 Scrubbing Bubbles Starter Kit $7.99 
   - $5/1 coupon
2 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese BOGO $1.29
   - 1 FREE coupon
2 BIC Soleil Razor BOGO $5.49
   - 2 $3/1 coupon
2 Damprid $3.79 each
   - 2 $3/1 coupon and $3/1 Publix coupon
2 Gatorades BOGO $2.50
   - $1/2
1 Watermelon $4.99
1 Publix Milk $3.15
1 Claussen Pickles $2.00
2 Avocado Hass 2/$3.00
2 Perdue Tenderloin $7.57
   - $2/$5 Poultry Harvey's coupon
1 Publix cream cheese $1.25
1 Breakstone sour cream $.99
Bananas $.59
4 Plum Tomatoes $.88
2 Publix salad blends BOGO $2.99
1 Broccoli $1.99
2 Luigi Italian Ice BOGO $2.99
   - 2 $.50/1 coupons
2 Sweet Ice Tea BOGO $2.39
3 Publix 2L Soda B2G1 $.79 each

Hartz Groomers Best Shampoo $2.99
   - $1/1 coupon
Pedigree Dentastix $3.00
   - 1 FREE coupon
Tiny T-Bonz treats $2.00
Beneful Snackin Slices $3.50
   - $1.50/2 coupon
Pedigree Marrobone Mini $2.50
   - $1/1 coupon
2 Chef Micheals Canine Creations 2/$.99
  - BOGO coupon
2 Beneful dog food 3.5 lbs 2/$9.00
   - 2 $3/1 coupons

3 $5/$25 Rite Aid coupons from the Rite Aid Video Values program.

Total $30.74

Total Savings $88.80 (74% off)
Special Price Savings $30.53
Savings from coupons $58.27

Thrifty Thursday 5/27

Check out today's Thrifty Thursday deals:

Request your 10% off coupon from Lowe's. If you don't have a Lowes in your area, Home Depot accepts Lowes coupons as well.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Great new deals

Check out this $10/$25 coupon for Office Depot. You could use this to get a great deal on ink, paper, furniture and more.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Freebie Friday 5/21

Check out this week's Freebie Friday find.

Blockbuster Expresscodes for FREE rentals at Blockbuster Kiosks: 
expire 5/31


Remember you can use these codes once for each of your credit cards. If you have more than one card you can use these codes for different cards.

Reserve a free Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Chick-fil-A for the week of 5/31-6/5

Receive a Free Clif Bar when you subscribe to their newsletter.

Print your coupon for a free Limeade sparkler from Taco Bell.

Check out Walmart.com for free samples. They change every few days. Right now, Walmart has free samples of Crest 3D Whitestrips, Pantene, Root Awakening and Playtex Gentle Glide.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Making Money Monday

I wanted to say thanks to Meagan from Frugal Fun and Fortune. I entered and won her $50 Amazon gift card giveaway. Check out her site. It's one of my favorites.

If you see a giveaway that interests you, then sign up. Hey, you never know, you could win. I rarely win giveaways but I am sure glad I signed up for this one. Now I won't have to spend very much on my textbooks next semester, especially when combined with my Swagbucks rewards.  

Here are some current giveaways:
$35 Target Gift card from Happy Clippings
$10 CVS Gift card from Couponing to be debt free
Free Freschetta pizza coupon from A Few Short Cuts
Free $5 Amazon gift card daily from Couponing to Disney

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Publix savings 5/15

Publix Savings Trip 5/15

2 Nabisco Ritz Crackers
2 Arnold Bread
1 Celery
1 Publix milk
5 M&Ms
1 Publix shredded cheese
2 Bananas
2 Publix chunk cheese
2 Red Baron Pizza
2 Lenders bagels
1 Eat Smart
1 Publix OJ
1 Perdue Boneless Chicken Breast
1 Squash zucchini
2 Corn
1 Chuck Roast
1 Idaho Potatoes 5lb
4 Renuzit air fresheners
1 Beneful dog food 15.5 lbs
1 Hartz Ultra Guard
1 Pedigree Marrobone Mini
1 Air conditioning filter
1 Publix cream cheese
1 Schick Shave cream
1 Beneful Snackin Slices
4 Busy Chewnola dog bone
1 Pedigree Dentastix

Total $82.55
Total Savings $102.38 (55% off)
Special Savings $47.49
Coupon Savings $54.89

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Free Sample of Aveda hand lotion

Aveda stores are offering a free Aveda Hand Relief sample when you bring in this coupon to your local store before June 30th.

(Thanks Couponing to Disney)

All You is giving away a free sample every day

All You is offering a different free sample every single day this month!

Today is Being Girl Tampax Sample Kit that includes 3 Tampax Pearl Tampons, 2 Always Ultra Thin Pads and 2 Always Thin Panty Liners!

You can also click on past days on the calendar to get the previous days' samples.

Free Canvas Photo

Sign up at Canvas People and get a $55 credit. That means you can get a free 8×10 Canvas Photo Print!

Free Entree for Teachers at Applebees Tuesday May 4, 2010

To celebrate Teachers Appreciation Day, teachers can get a free signature entree at Applebee’s when they show a check stub or school id.

GO HERE for more info

This may not be at all locations so you should call your local Applebees to make sure they are participating in the promotion.

Tuesday Tidbit

Hello readers,
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been very busy with classes ending and then my trip to Boston, which was tons of fun (but also very tiring and expensive). I have pretty much reached my food and entertainment budget already because of this trip. I have learned though that it is okay to splurge every once in awhile. I got to spend the weekend with four of my very best friends and see a new and exciting city and all the wonderful things it has to offer. If you plan on taking a trip, I suggest finding out approximate costs of food and hotels and such beforehand so that you will be prepared.