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!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Publix's new coupon policy

I am very disappointed in the new coupon policy that Publix has put out. The few extreme couponers who abused their leniency have ruined it for the rest of us couponers. My Publix now only takes coupons from: Food Lion, Save-A-Lot, Target, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market, and Winn-Dixie. This means I can no longer use those awesome $5/$25 or $3/$15 coupons that CVS or Family Dollar sends out. I will really miss those. They always helped pay for those things such as produce and milk that hardly ever have coupons.

The following is Publix's coupon Policy:
Publix accepts manufacturers’ coupons (limit one per item), Publix coupons (originals only—no copies), valid Internet coupons, and coupons from nearby competitors identified by each Publix store. (Competitor names are posted at each Publix store.) We will accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only. We will not accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons. We will only accept coupons for identical merchandise we sell. Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, and we reserve the right to limit quantities. Manager approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.00. For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale. We will accept a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item. Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor coupon per order. The order total must be equal to or greater than the total purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Free Bowling for Kids

Kids 16 and younger can bowl up to 2 games free each day this summer. Register with AMF Bowling to receive coupons weekly. Purchase the Summer 17+ pass for $27.95 for four adults to bowl up to 2 games daily throughout the summer. For more information and to find a bowling alley near you, check out AMF Summer Unplugged.

Monday, March 28, 2011

And the Winner Is...

The winner of the t-shirt from CostumeSquad.com is kross4. Congratulations!! The winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wine sample pack for $0.02

This is not exactly a freebie, but pretty darn close. Get a wine sampler pack for $0.02 from the Tasting Room
Simply click the above link. Click Buy on the sampler that is showing. At checkout, enter the promotion code: THANKYOU.

I just completed this yesterday. I am so excited. I will be giving this as a gift since I don't drink wine. 

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tshirt Review and Giveaway

Recently, I received tshirts from Crazy Dog Tshirts and their affiliate Nacho Mama Tees. I chose this black Cyberdyne Systems shirt (well, actually my fiance did), which if you didn't know is from Terminator, and this blue Coexist t-shirt. The shirts were both just as they looked in the picture. I was definitely impressed by both companies. The shirts arrived very quickly and in excellent shape. The only thing that disappointed me was the way the shirt fit me. It fit my fiance nicely (he is very thin) but was not as flattering on me, although it may have been the color, since black is naturally flattering. Also, the shirts were a little thin, which for us Floridians is a good thing, but may be a negative for others. I received a lot of compliments for the Coexist shirt. It is such a wonderful message. My fiance is a big Terminator fan so he was thrilled with his shirt. I have washed the shirts several times already and have not seen any signs of fading or wear.

Would you like to win a t-shirt for yourself? Well, you're in luck! One lucky reader will win a T-shirt of their choice from their affiliate CostumeSquad.com. The winner must pick a design priced at $16.99 or less. Make sure you leave a comment for each entry and include your email address. There are several ways to enter including:
  1. Visit CostumeSquad.com and tell me which shirt you would like to win (reminder: must be $16.99 or less)
  2. Follow Saving for a Rainy Day and You Can Too on Google Friend Connect
  3. Like Saving for a Rainy Day on Facebook
  4. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link back to this post

The giveaway will end March 26, 2011 at 11:59pm. The winner will be selected randomly by Random.org and will be posted on the blog, and Facebook page.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond to avoid another winner being selected.

A Year of Romance

Eden Cafe

“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the man who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.'” -Author Anonymous. 

If you are lucky enough to find this man, don't let the daily grind keep you apart. Keeping romance alive is important to nurturing your relationship. The 52 Weeks of Romance calendar  from EdenFantasys can help you do just that. The set includes a romantic or playful suggestion for every day of the year. EdenFantasys is an adult store that can help you keep your love life fresh and exciting. They offer games, books, lingerie, and lots of other things to suit your needs.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Green Giant gift pack Giveaway

Couponers United is giving away a Green Giant gift pack including a coupon for one frozen Green Giant Boxed Vegetables plus an insulated tote bag, serving bowl, spoon, and pedometer. But hurry, it ends tomorrow 2/19.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Whats for dinner?

Our BJ's membership is ending this month and so I just went to BJ's and bought a ton of meat and vegetables. We will be making some of it this week and freezing the rest.
Here is the menu for this week:

Monday- Pasta w/ zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes and mozzarella
Tuesday- Steak, baked potatoes, and salad
Wednesday- Baked Ziti
Thursday- Pot Roast
Friday- Leftovers and salad
Saturday- Leftovers and salad
Sunday- Veggie stir fry

What are you having for dinner this week?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Win a Green Giant Gift Pack

Mommygaga is giving away a Green Giant Prize Pack that includes a coupon for one Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, in addition to an insulated tote bag, serving bowl, spoon, and pedometer.

Donate a bear to Ronald McDonald House

La-Z Boy is donating a bear to the Ronald McDonald if you like them on Facebook.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Get a free $10 Gift Card (Jacksonville locals)

Jacksonville locals, if you are not already a member, join The Club at Regency Square Mall to receive Special Offers. I just received an email from them for a free $10 gift card for Valentines Day. All you have to do is bring the email to the mall on Friday and Saturday and they will give you the gift card. I have done this before. There is no purchase necessary. They have sent out several of these, generally around the holidays.

Try Groupon Today!!

Sign up for Groupon, the daily deals site for your area. I just purchased a 90 minute horseback riding session for $30. Groupon is wonderful. You can get so  many great deals. It has allowed me to try new things and enjoy old favorites at a low cost. We also purchased a four hour Kayaking session, which was alot of fun and a new exciting (but tiring) experience. They have a wide variety of Groupons, including massages, restaurants, outdoor activities, and many more.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Check out the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway

Get your kids to eat their veggies!

Super Sprowtz has come up with a fun and innovative way to teach kids about the importance of vegetables and even encouragement to eat and... gasp... enjoy them! Super Sprowtz is a new site and book series dedicated to just that, founded by a fitness instructor and organic foodie who knows the importance of healthy eating. Moms need better tools to help their young children build honest and healthy relationships with healthy food, so Super Sprowtz has fun and engaging veggie superhero characters that each have a super power based upon their nutritional content. Mommygaga is giving away the first Super Sprowtz Book Series to help parents and teachers encourage healthy eating!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Everybody loves freebies

Get a free donut from Race Trac for "liking" them on Facebook.


Search & Win

Swagbucks is an amazing website that allows you to earn points for searching online (you can use it as your search engine just like Google). You can redeem the points for gift cards and other products. My favorite is the $5 Amazon.com gift cards for only 450 points. You can use as many gift cards as you want at one time. I have been a member for less than a year and have already gotten $100 in gift cards. This is one of my favorite earning sites. Now you can even get points for purchasing Groupon or LivingSocial Deals through the Daily Deals. 

Looking to Spice up this Valentine’s Day?!?!

Keeping a sparkle in your relationship can sometimes be difficult when the day-to-day activities take over. My fiancĂ© and I have to remind ourselves to make time for each other and not let work and school become more important than us. Valentine’s Day is a time when many couples try to rekindle their love and make time for one another. EdenFantasys is an adult store that can help you make this Valentine’s Day special. They offer games, books, lingerie, and lots of other things to suit your needs.

I love the candles they have. My favorite is the floating roses (priced at only $4.99). You could also get the Lavender sensuous bath oil and rose petal soap flakes . These products are great for an intimate bubble bath for two or to relax after a long day at work.

Another product is the Bed of Roses kit that includes 100 silk rose petals, 4 tea lights, and a special invitation card. This kit would help turn your Valentines or any night into an extra special night.

Win a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card

Visit Couponing to Be Debt Free and enter their giveaway for $20 Amazon.com gift card.

Come join Its Thoughtful

Check out this site. If I get 15 friends to join I get a free $20 Amazon Gift Card. It is a deal site and they have a contest right now for a $500 Amazon Gift card. Please join:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My 1/22 Publix Savings Trip

Check out how much I got at Publix tonight for only $36.02 (72% off )

2 Halls Coughdrops
2 Quaker Instant Oatmeal
1 Kelloggs Crunchy Nut
6 Weight Watchers Entrees
2 Nabisco Ritz Crackers
6 Weight Watchers desserts
2 Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
2 Country Crock Spread
2 Breyers Ice Cream
2 Kraft Homestyle Pastas
1 Sargento Shredded Cheese
2 Yoplait Yo Plus 6pk
2 Hunts Ketchup
4 Kraft salad dressings
2 Kiwi
1 bag apples gala
2 Aunt Jemima syrup
2 Campbells select harvest soups
2 Philadelphia cream cheese
2 Arnold Whole Wheat bread

Order Total $36.02

Total Savings $93.41
Special Price Savings $53.93
Coupon Savings $39.48