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!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

$100 Grocery Store Gift Card Giveaway

Check out Couponing to be debt free for her $100 Grocery Store Gift Card Giveaway

How to save money at Publix

Most Publix stores accept competitor coupons. This is great for Publix shoppers because many other stores offer coupons that can be used at Publix (I am a Publix snob and will not shop at any other grocery store, unless I absolutely have to).

Rite Aid Video Values is a program that you can sign up for to receive Rite Aid coupons (check first to see if your Publix accepts these as a competitor). All you have to do is watch a few short videos and type in a code at the end (I do this while watching TV or reading a book) and they will give you a $5/$20 purchase coupon. You can also get $5/$25 coupons for watching specific videos (can be found under Rite Aid). Also, for each video you watch, you will receive a coupon for that product. I love this site!!
I Heart Publix is my go-to site for Publix deals. She posts the weekly ad matchups each week. Click on full ad with match-ups to find out which coupons to use with the sale items. She also posts ongoing deals (these are non sale related deals that I check every once in a while to see if I can get overage or good deals on things i need). If your store accepts either Food Lion or Harveys as a competitor then you can use these coupons (Called FLIPS for Food Lion Instant Printables) with a manufacturer coupon to save lots of moolah! These are great because they often have coupons for produce and meat, which are hard to find. Also, you can use a Food Lion brand coupon on a publix brand item (ex. $1/2 Food Lion brand breads can be used on 2 publix brand breads). There is also a good one out now for Harvey's for $3/$15.
You can also just click on the links in the I heart Publix website instead of opening a new page each time (the links are on the top of the page on the green tabs).

You should also sign up for the CVS (send out $5/$25 or coupons like this every once in a while) and Albertsons (have been sending out coupons for meat recently) emails and remember to look out for coupons in the mail (I find ones in junk mail and grocery store ads). I also sometimes go to CVS and scan my extracare card at the coupon center and see what coupons they give me (If you don't know about the coupon center check out this video).

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!

Today was my birthday!!! woohoo! 23!

My boss took me out to lunch at Wasabi with a coworker. It was delicious (I love Hibachi).

Then I went and redeemed a bunch of my birthday freebies:

Famous Footwear: 2 Peds at Buy one, get one 1/2 off -$5 birthday coupon
Total $3.73

Marble Slab: Free ice cream cone, had to pay for the mixin which was $.85

World Market: Spice Rack and 1 Bottled water -$10 birthday coupon
Total $1.05

Free $10 Regency Mall gift card (this is actually an American Express gift card that I can use anywhere. 

Target Savings 6/17

Look at all I got at Target for $1.33, which was only the tax.

1 Scotch Fur Fighter (on clearance for $1.24)
1 Scotch Fur Fighter Refill
1 Scrubbing Bubbles Daily Shower
1 Herbal Essences travel
1 Carefree 22ct
1 4pk Rayovac batteries
1 Armor All Multi-purpose cleaner
1 Armor All Glass Cleaner

Order Total $1.33 (tax)

Amount saved $23.31

I payed this with a gift card that I received for transferring a prescription.

Publix savings 6/15

Look at all I got for only $4.96 (84% OFF!)

1 Purina Beneful (not pictured)
2 Publix spring water 6 pk
2 Vanish drop-ins
Boneless Chicken breast
1 gallon Publix milk
1 Peach
2 bananas
1 schick razor 2ct
2 Fuji apples
1 Red delicious apple
1 Sweet vidalia onion

Order Total: $4.96

Total Savings: $26.97
Savings from coupons: $24.76
Special Price Savings: $2.21

Publix savings 6/11

Look at all I got for $33.56 (71% Off). Alot of this was for my Bday bbq (which we now have tons of leftovers).  

2 Ragu Tomato sauce
2 Doritos
1 Nabisco Crackers
1 Bailey's Creamer
1 Publix Hamburger bun
1 Publix Hotdog bun
1 Kraft Shredded Mozzarella
2 Gatorades 32 oz.
1 Coppertone Spray sunscreen
1 Romaine Hearts
1 Dole Spring Mix
4 Yellow Corn
4 Premium tomato
1 Seedless white grapes
1 green beans
2 Publix Premium Ice Cream
2 Publix Homestyle Potato Salad
1 Royal Chocolate Pudding
1 Kraft Chunk Cheese
2 Philadelphia cream cheese
1 Publix Print napkins
2 Stayfree maxi
1 Budlight Lime 12pk
1 Publix eggs

1 Pedigree goodbite
1 Goodlife twists
2 Meaty Bone Small

Order Total: $33.56

Total Savings: $84.89
Savings from coupons: $63.98
Special Price Savings $20.91

Publix savings 6/8

This one's a little late, but I've been busy with classes and such.
I actually can't find the receipt for this one so I am doing it off memory and the picture.

6 Coke 2L products
2 Oreos
2 Tostitos salsa
3 Mango
2 banana
1 Combat Roach killer
2 Beggin Strips
2 Sobe Lifewater
2 packages hebrew national
1 gallon milk
1/2 gallon chocolate milk
2 Ritz toasted chips
2 Phillyswirl frozen popsicles
3 Hallmark cards
1 Publix whole wheat bread
2 Frosted Flakes

Total after coupons:  approximately $29

We had a $20 Publix gift card from my birthday (Thanks Randi) so we only ended up paying around $9.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Birthday Freebies

Regency Square Mall- Free $10 Gift card (I think this is only in Jacksonville)

Medieval Times- Buy one, get one free admission

Baskin Robbins- free scoop of ice cream

Dunkin Donuts- free medium drink (this one came in snail mail)

Sonic- free medium tater tots, regular CreamSlush or medium drink

AMC- Free large soft drink

CVS- Save $3 on any purchase

Cold Stone- Free Like It Create Your Own Creation (ice cream + 1 mixin)

Click here for more birthday freebies and to learn about what I got for my birthday.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Birthday Freebies

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So my inbox today was filled with tons of birthday gifts!! Many of these email clubs send you something for signing up as well.

UNO Chicago Grill- $10/$25 purchase

Ruby Tuesday- Free burger

Marble Slab- Free Regular cone

Maggiano's- $10/$30 purchase

Buca di Beppo- Free dessert (plus get a free appetizer for signing up)

Boston Market- Free individual dessert with any meal purchase

Ben & Jerry's- Free scoop of ice cream and $3 off a Ben & Jerry's ice cream cake

Beef o' Brady's- Free dessert with entree purchase

Wing Stop- 5 free wings with any soft drink purchase

Smoothie King- Buy one smoothie, get one 20 oz. smoothie free

Rita's Italian Ice- Buy one item, get one free

Dairy Queen- Buy one blizzard, get one free

TCBY- Surprise freebie (have to wait until I print it)

IHOP- Free menu item

Arby's- Free 12 oz shake with any purchase

Sticky Fingers- Free half slab of ribs

Chili's- Free Brownie Sundae with the purchase of any entree

Plus if you enter your birthday on Swagbucks, you can get 50 swagbucks on your birthday.

Check out my other birthday freebies here.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Family Movies

Cinemark is offering select 10 movies for $5 with their Summer Movie Clubhouse.

Regal is offering free selected G or PG movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 am with their Free Family Film Festival.

Tuesday Tidbit

Search & Win

Today's Tuesday Tidbit is to take advantage of swagbucks. I have received $25 in Amazon gift cards and donated money to the Nashville Flood relief through swagbucks. I love Swagbucks. Sign up by clicking on the banner above and receive 30 swag bucks for signing up. Also, enter the code SUMMEROFSWAG when you sign up to receive an extra 20 swag bucks. That means you'll start out with 50 swag bucks. If you don't know what swagbucks is, see this post. Swagbucks has also added Surveys. I took about 10 minutes to take a few surveys and have already received 120 swagbucks.

More Birthday Freebies

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I've received some more freebies in my inbox. Check them out:

Macaroni Grill- Free piece of chocolate cake.

School Aids- 20% off total purchase (I will definitely be using this one, I still have a gift card from my graduation).

Sephora- SEPHORA COLLECTION Beautiful Eyes Kit featuring: Lash Plumper Volumizing Mascara in Black, Nano Eyeliner in Silver Green, Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit.

Melting Pot- Free chocolate Fondue with entree purchase (You also get something for signing up and on your anniversary).

The American Cafe- Free chocolate cake.

Check out my other birthday freebies here.

For these freebies you must sign-up for the company's email list. Sometimes it clogs up your inbox so I recommend opening a seperate email just for email lists. You will get lots of cool stuff for free or cheap when you sign up for email lists.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

National Doughnut Day June 4th

National Doughnut Day is June 4th. Krispy Kreme is giving away one free doughnut (no purchase necessary)to each customer and Dunkin Donuts is offering one free donut with the purchase of a beverage.

Birthday Freebies

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My birthday is coming up (June 17th) so I have started receiving my birthday freebies (from signing up for companies' email lists). Check out the ones I have received in my email so far:

Charlotte Russe: 10% off storewide and free shipping (Probably won't be using this one. It's not that great)

Banana Republic: 15% off online (probably won't use this one either)

Famous Footwear: $5 off any purchase of $5 or more

American Eagle: 15% off

Crabtree & Evelyn: 15% off next purchase (probably won't use this one either)

Benihana: Free meal up to $30

Auntie Anne's: Buy one, get one free (plus they send you a coupon every month)

I'm sure I will be getting more soon, so I will keep you updated.

Free Glidden Paint

Starting June 1st, receive your 2 free Glidden paint testers and 2 for a friend. Read more about it here.