Wednesday, December 28, 2011

FREE Photo Prints at Walgreens - Hurry!

Thru December 31 ONLY - - You can obtain 25 FREE 4x6 photos at Walgreens Photo Lab. Simply go to their website, upload your photos to their photolab. When you checkout use the code PRINTNOW and select "in-store pickup", otherwise you will have to pay the shipping charge and it won't technically be FREE! This should help some of you get those digital photos actually off of your camera, printed, and into a scrapbook!


Product Review: Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance Dog Food

As a Bzzagent, I am provided with various products/services throughout the year to try out and use in my home and then give honest feedback (good or bad!) on what I thought about the products. In return for the product, I not only provide them with my feedback but I also spread the word (bzzzzzz) to friends, families and others regarding information on the product so they can decide whether it may be something for them to use or give a try as well.

Several weeks ago, I was offerred the chance to try out Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance Dog Food. Well....when I say I was given the chance to try it - I mean actually that my three dogs Karma, Juliet and Romeo were given the chance to try it and all I had to do was sit back and watch. To give a little background of my choosey canines, Karma (Standard Poodle) is 9 and usually barely eats her food unless she decides she is hungry that day; Romeo, a toy breed, is almost 5 and also usually only eats about half of his daily intake. Then there is Juliet, our almost 3 year old Golden Retriever who will eat anything and everything you put it on front of her, whether it be edible or not! Well - - being as I dont just give my dogs a bowl full of "new food" to try I have been gradually mixing the Ideal Balance Dog food in with their regular food for a while now and do you know - when I do that - all 3 of their bowls are licked clean to the bottom?! I thought it may have been a fluke (when it came to Romeo and Karma) so I have only been mixing their food up every few days. On the days I dont mix it, sure enough, half their food is left in the bowl....but on the days I mix in the Ideal Balance food, the bowls are completely emptied! Goes without saying, Juliet's is always empty!

You may be wondering what is so special about this Ideal Balance Dog food produced by Hill's Science is a high grade brand of food that is not only tasty (apparently), but also nutrionally balanced for your best friend's well being. The first ingredient listed in this food is FRESH CHICKEN!!! That's right Chicken, not chicken meal, not chicken parts....but FRESH WHOLE CHICKEN. It also is chocked full of fruits and vegetables including cranberries. There is also no corn or artificial flavors. So when you pour the food into their bowls, it is all the same brown color, not red, greens and oranges from articifical coloring. (And a bonus for the humans, because there is no corn or other "fillers" in the food, the size of the "poo" is much smaller as well! Very handy when you have 3 dogs!)

If you have dogs and think this may be something you would like to try, I urge you to check out Hills' Pet website by clicking here. There you can not only view the various products available, but you can download a form to get a rebate on a bag of Ideal Balance so you can literally try it for FREE! While you are there, I would urge you to check out the "MyBowl" app where it tells you what ingredients you should be looking for no matter the dog food you choose for your four legged best friends.

Go ahead - give it a try! Let me know what you think!

Bi-Lo Deals 12/28 - 1/4

Bi-Lo's new sales paper starts today. Always remember, at Bi-Lo:
* Coupons with a face value of .55 or less will DOUBLE;
* When something BOGO, you can just purchase ONE of the items and get it at half-price;
*Don't forget to use your Bi-Lo card to earn fuel perks!

Some of the deals that I saw this week that seemed pretty good are:

The "Clean Deal" - whre you buy 2 packs of either Charmin Tissue and/or Bounty Paper Towels and you will receive FREE Puffs Facial Tissue, Bounty Napkins, and Febreze Air Effects!

(Be careful when looking at the various "Meal Deals", etc. that Bi-Lo offers each week. Some of them are GREAT deals, and some of them are not so great. Depending on what you use your family will depend on if you think a great deal or not)

Healthy Choice Steamers Entrees are $1.98 this week - click here and get $1.00 off coupon which makes them only $.98!

Tennessee Pride Roll Sausage only $2.29 and there is a .55 cent coupon in RP 11/13 - so you only pay $1.19 for a $4.59 worth of sausage!

Carolina Pride Hot Dogs and Cocktail Smokies are BOGO and matching coupons are available if you have them!

Marzetti Dressing which is normally $3.99 you can get for only 99 cents when you have the $1 off coupon from the SS 11/13 circular.

Ruffles Potato Chips are BOGO - if your family uses chips frequently, make sure and stock up when they go on sale. Did you know you can place your chips in your freezer and take them out and they are fresh as new??? and they don't actually "freeze"

As always, if you would like a list of all great sale items with matching coupons, check out Southern Savers website!

Happy Saving!


Publix Coupon Booklet! Get yours today!

Publix is currently offering a NEW coupon booklet, Simply Delicious Inspirations, but you must request your copy by mail. You simply fill out a form here and they will mail the coupon booklet to you.

This booklet is available only to residences in TN, AL, GA, SC and FL and you must get your request submitted before February 1, 2012.

The booklet has over $25.00 worth of Nestle product coupons in it, so be sure and request yours today!

Happy Clipping!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Frugal Family Fun Friday! - Christmas Season

At this time of the year, everything seems so rushed with things to do, things to buy, places to go, people to see, it is still important to fit in those "Family Fun" moments. Especially good if you can find "frugal" things to do without sucking more money out of your ever shrinking wallets.

One thing I started YEARS ago and still enjoy doing (when I make the time to do it with teenagers in tow) is to drive around and look at Christmas lights. I don't mean just look at lights as you drive through your neighborhood on the way to shopping or somewhere else either.

What I like to do is for everyone to get dressed in their pj's (hubby doesn't agree to do that part - bah humbug!).....but anyhoo, the rest of us dress up in our pjs, make some hot cocoa, jump in the car and just drive. We drive through our neighborhood and look at all the lights and then go on to other neighborhoods in the area that are known for lots of decorating as well. We vote on what ones we like, what ones we think are tacky, etc, etc. Of course, the ones mom likes (the simply white lights, wreaths and red bows) no one else likes. But we have fun just looking at them together.

Best part is - doesn't cost anything. Well....of course it costs gas to drive around, which certainly is not cheap these days, but other than that it cost nothing and "kids" of all ages, from 1 to 100, like to do it!

Happy Light Hunting!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thrifty Thursday! - - Save on Brillo Pads

OK - by show of hands, how many of you have used a brillo pad and then came back to use it a short time later only for it to be all rusty and nasty?! and then you had to throw the brillo pad away?! Oh...come on now....raise your hand - you know you have!! There you go........ cut down on wasting, next time you grab that Brillo pad (or other similar cleaning device) out of the box, BEFORE you use it go ahead and grab your scissors and cut that pad in half! (This will also help sharpen your scissors too!) Place half back in the package and then use the smaller Brillo pad for your cleaning purpose. It will still be large enough to clean whatever it is that you need to clean that day and most likely use up what cleaning life it has in it. Then you can toss it - for the other half to remain all pristine clean in the box for its next use - instead of it sitting there waiting to rust all over your sink!

Not only will this save on rustiness sitting around, but will also double the length of time most likely that the box of pads will last you which, as a result, will save you money!

Happy Savings!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bi-Lo Deals Highlights 12/14-12/20

OK, I'm a little more impressed with Publix ad this week then Bi-Lo's, but still some good deals to be had. Who knows - you might need more of what Bi-Lo has on sale this week then Publix. So be sure to scan the entire circular to see if anything you need and STOCK UP! Remember - you save the most when you buy when low price and stock up on it, then to wait until you need it and have to pay full price!

A few things I noted of interst this week at BiLo were:

The Meal Deal this week is: Buy a Michael Angelo Family Size Entree for $7.99 and get a FREE Pepperridge Farm Garlic Bread, FREE Pepperidge Farm Cake and a FREE 6 pk cans of Coke.

Hot Pockets are on sale for $2.00

Carolina Pride Cocktail Smokies at $2.64 and there are several .50 off coupons in the 22 9/11, 22 10/9 and ss 12/4 circulars bringing price down to $1.64 each

Smithfield Bacon at $2.99 - use $1 off coupon in 12/4 SS circular and get that for $1.99 (reg $5.99)

Hungry Jack AuGratin Potatoes .94 use $1/2 in the 11/6 RP cicular and pay .44 each

Domino Sugar $2.49 - several coupons out there making it $1.49

Again, lots more deals out there. If you scan the circular, you will also see there are lots of ways to earn BONUS FUEL PERKS this week. Be careful though, sometimes you have to spend $20 to save $4 on gas and it may not even be on stuff you really want..... the fuel perk deals a lot of times come in handy, but sometimes they are not such a great think about them before you dive right in.

For the full match ups of coupons and sale items, be sure to check out Southern Savers!

Happy Shopping!

Publix Deals Highlights 12/14 - 12/24

LOTS of great deals starting at Publix tomorrow so be sure to scan the circular for all the great BOGO and other deals they have. Note that this week's ad will cover all the way through Christmas Eve so you have 10 days to get all these deals in prior to Christmas Day! For some of us, that means two pay periods so two grocery trips for double the savings!

Some of the deals that I saw that you may can get FREE or pretty darn cheap if you have the matching coupons available are:

Coles Breadsticks - $1.49 each - downloand from their website the .50 off coupon and pay .49!

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip - $2.44. You can get as low as .44 if you have the Publix $1 coupon and match it with the printable that was available online of $1.00. If you dont have the printable, there was a .35 coupon in the 11/10 SS circular so you would still only pay .74!

Chinet Napkins - $1.07 each. Downloand the $1 coupon on their website = .07 napkins!

Mueller Pasta .71 - use .75 11/20 SS coupon and get FREE PASTA! Or there was also a 11/13 RP coupon for FREE PASTA with purchase of two Ragu sauces which are also on sale this week!

Duncan Hines Cake Mix - .94 - use .50 11/6 SS = FREE CAKE MIX!

These are just a FEW of the items that I see to stock up on this week. Be sure to view the entire circular for all the other great deals. If you need help matching up sales to available coupons, I would highly recommend Southern Savers website for use in this area!

Happy Shopping!


Redbox - 12 days of Deals!!!

Redbox is hosting its very own 12 Days of Deals. To get your "daily deal" simply text FUN to 727272 each day (from 12/13 through 12/24) and you will be sent that day's "deal" to your phone. Deals will include discounts ranging from 25 cents to $1.00 off a rental. Since Redbox rentals are $1.00 - this could mean FREE MOVIES! For all the details - click here.