Friday, July 31, 2009

More Free eBooks Than You Can Imagine

Google and Sony have announced free public access to more than one million public domain eBooks. Go here to read about the announcement.

Another eBook opportunity: Download eBooks for free until August 4 as part of the World eBook Fair. This effort is the collaboration of more than 100 eLibraries worldwide. You have 2 million selections to choose from! Go here for more information.

Also this week, Barnes & Noble began offering six free eBooks when you download the bookseller's free eReader program. You can download software for use on a computer or smart phone. The free eBooks include a Merriam-Websters Pocket Dictionary and the following classic titles: Last of the Mohicans, Sense and Sensibility, Dracula, Pride and Prejudice and Little Women.

Thanks to One Cheap Chick.

Make it a fun and free Saturday in Ogden

Don't forget, admission to the Treehouse Museum in Ogden is free this Saturday (August 1.) For more information about this fun children's museum, go here.

While you're in Ogden, check out the Ogden Nature Center, which is offering free admission on Saturdays throughout July and August.

General Mills Pssst Program: Coupons & Samples

This program is yet another way of getting free samples and great coupons for products we use everyday. Go here for more info, or to join.

Free copy of Healthy Eating for Life

Go here to request a free copy of the book, Healthy Eating for Life. You can get a printed booklet mailed to you or you can download a PDF form of the booklet. I know I could use a reminder and learn more about healthy eating. I am the meal maker in my house so what I cook impacts everyone in my family.

Mott's Applesauce & More

Click here to for more printable coupons. With back to school shopping those convenience items for the lunch box are needed too. There are yogurt cups, granola and chex mix bars, and many other items. I'm not sure if this site changes at the end of the month like so you may want to print the items you need today.

Beans, Beans, Beans

Do you cook with beans regularly? Do you know that they are a great way to stretch your families food budget? Are you aware of their protein content especially when mixed with grains?

I attended a bean class put on by the Nibley Stake back in May given by a woman, Shawna Johnson, who very regularly uses beans in her families diet. It was full of good information and they had a sample table of dishes made with beans or vegetable purees. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by their great taste. My eight year old was with me and she liked most of the dishes as well.

Click here for a direct link to more information about that class with details on preparing beans and the many recipes they shared with us. One of our personal favorite was the peanut butter and jelly muffins. Most kids love peanut butter so you can sneak some carrot nutrition in them at the same time. Enjoy and let me know if you have any recipes you'd like to share with us or if your family even noticed the extra protein or veggies you got in them. - Last Day

It's the end of the month. I'd suggest you go check and make sure there aren't any other coupons you're wanting to print. They usually add coupons and take away coupons the first part of each month, so if there is something you're wanting, print it now as it may be gone tomorrow!!

Check tomorrow to see what new coupons are available as well!

Couponing Gone Wrong!

This is a story on, read on:

Woman cited for gathering coupons
July 30th, 2009 @ 1:05pm
By Randall Jeppesen

OREM -- An Orem woman has been cited after going too far to get grocery store coupons.

Police were called to approximately 300 West and 100 South in Orem after a woman was seen going through various mailboxes.

A witness wrote down the woman's license plate and called police. Officers tracked it to a 28-year-old.

At her home, police say they found she had a large stack of ads and coupons along with mail from various locations.

The woman told police she was after the Albertsons double coupon ads.

She was cited for theft.

It's kinda sad, I hope there is a CA, coupons anonymous, group for her to participate in.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate Fridays!

I love this red guy. When you see him here it is a reminder to get your free chocolate bar. On Friday click here to get yours too. Remember you can get four per house address one per email address. Sign up for a free email address if you need to today and be ready for tomorrow.

Rent Books NetFlix Style!!

Are you a college student who has to purchase expensive textbooks or an avid reader who hates waiting for the newest books to be available through the library? If so, check out this great company called BookSwim. BookSwim is the online book rental library service that lends you paperbacks, hardcovers and college textbooks Netflix-style directly to your house, without the need to purchase! They stock all the latest bestsellers, new releases, classics and more; You can get unlimited book rentals starting at $9.95/month + Free Shipping. Check out their guarantee below. Happy reading on a budget!!

Frees Sample of Kiss My Face Shower / Bath Gel.

Receive a free sample bottle of Kiss My Face Aromatherapeutic Anti-Stress Shower/Bath gel.

Free Sample of Sarah Jessica Parker Fragrance

Go to Sarah Jessica Parker to request your free fragrance sample.

It's Target Toy Clearance time!

This info is all over the internet. I got these prices from Pinching Your Pennies. If your traveling to Target for any back to school shopping maybe you can stroll past toys as well.

Check your Target stores! Most clearance toys will be marked down to 75% off the regular price today. They go fast, so hurry!

Some examples:
Cabbage Patch dolls $6.24
Leapster system $12.48
Leapfrog Didg system $17.XX
Leapster games $6.24
Cinderella Barbie $3.24
Baby Alive $6.XX
Thomas Suspension Bridge-$12
Geotrax train $12.XX
Lego Crane set-$12
Thomas light and sound train $2.48
Geotrax sets $6-$12
Imaginex Dinos $4
Boggle $3
Dominoes, chess checkers-$3
Science magic kits - circuit boards etc... $5
Tonka wheel ride ons $9
Lego Bionicle- big ships etc $12 reg $60
Twin talking babies-$9

Free Tag Junior ABC Animal Orchestra Book

If you have a LeapFrog toy at your house, you can sign up here and you'll get a free ABC Animal Orchestra Book.

Mail-In Rebate: 3M & Post-It Products

Purchase any 3M Permanent Labels or Post-It Label Pad by 9/30 to receive up to $7.50 by mail-in rebate. Keep this in mind as you’re stocking up on school supplies.

Just fill out this mail-in rebate form and mail it in along with the original UPC code and register receipt for relevant products. You can get up to $5 back on 3M Permanent Labels and up to $2.50 back on Post-It Removable Label Pads.

Borders: Printable Coupons Good Through 8/2

Borders just released the following printable coupons available to use from today 7/30 through 8/2:

* $10 off a Hardcover Book of $35 or more

* $10 off one Computer Book or Blue Ray Disc

* $5 off one Cook Book, DVD, CD or History Book

* $2 off one Magazine, Fiction Book or Kid’s Book

* Buy a Bag of Coffee and get a FREE Medium Beverage

"Cash for Clunkers" program changed

The federal government has tweaked its list of eligible vehicles that can be traded in under the "Cash for Clunkers" program. If you're planning on buying a new car and getting an incentive of as much as $4,500 by trading in an older vehicle, you will want to read this story. The government's official web site can be found here. Another good source of information is

Two Buck Tuesdays

Thanksgiving Point's "Two Buck Tuesdays" are returning in August. Get into the Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point Gardens or Farm Country for only $2. That's the best deal you're going to get at this Utah County attraction!

Thanks, One Cheap Chick!

Free 5 Browns Concert

Utah piano sensations The 5 Browns are giving a free concert in Park City at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 1 at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd. Go here for directions.

The concert is part of the Lyceum Music Festival and open to the general public.

There are no tickets for this event, however, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Because the 5 Browns are so popular, organizers are expecting the center to be packed. If you're interested, you'll want to come early. For more information about the concert, call festival offices at 801-642-0055 or 1-800-921-8752 or the Eccles Center at 435-655-3114

Betty Crocker: Get a Free Gluten-Free Dessert Mix

This one is a good find. We have several friends and extended family members who are allergic to gluten. Thanks, Moms Need To Know!

On a Gluten-free diet or know someone who is? Betty Crocker has a new line of gluten-free dessert mixes and they are offering coupons so that you can try it free (up to $4 value)!

To get it, simply call the General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-446-1898 and select option #4 on the main menu. Tell the customer servce representative that you are interested in coupons. They will ask you a few questions about the comsumption of gluten in your family, and then ask you for your address and mail you a coupon!

Schwan’s: $10 in Free Food to first 500,000!

If you or anyone you know has thought about using the Schwan service now could be the perfect time to start. On August 1st, Schwan’s will be giving out up to $10 in FREE food to the first 500,000 people who register.

Order anything for $10 or less and they will deliver it for FREE!
Click here starting on 8/1/09 to get your free food!

Note: you must be a new customer to qualify. Schwan’s defines a “new customer” as one who has not ordered from Schwan’s in the past 14 weeks

Kraft Money Maker

This is going to be awesome! August 7th-August 23rd there will be a Kraft promotion at select grocery stores including Albertsons!

When you purchase $25 of eligible Kraft products in one transaction, you'll not only get $5 off your next store purchase, but $20 back via a mail in rebate.

That means spend $25 get $25! But wait........If you use coupons to help pay for the products you will turn Free Groceries into a money maker! Pay $15 get $25!

Here are the stores that are participating!
Acme, Albertson's, bigg's, Cub, Farm Fresh, Hornbachers, Jewel Osco, Save-a-Lot, Shaws, Shop n Save, and Shoppers.

The fine print:
Purchase $25 of participating items and get: $5 off your next purchase & $20 via mail-in rebate *OFFER VALID: 8/7/09 - 8/23/09. All purchases must be made in a single transaction. Coupon for $5 will print at register valid on your next shopping trip. Coupon expires 2 weeks after date of purchase. Limit one $5 coupon per transaction. $20 rebate form will print at register. Cash register receipt must be dated between 8/7/09 - 8/23/09. Allow 6-8 weeks for shipment of rebate check. Limit one rebate per address/household. Offer ends 8/23/09

FREE Shamwow

Fill out a short survey here and receive two free shamwows!

Albertsons News

Albertsons has been bought out by Associate Foods. The change over will happen in about eight weeks. I'm thinking we had better be taking advantage of every stock up sale we can until Albertsons is no more. Here is a link to KSL for more on the story.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

See You in a Couple of Days

I'm off to girls camp for a couple of days. Check the other blogs I have to the right and don't forget to check out Pinching Your Pennies to know what coupons you may want to order on Ebay or Clippity Q. Have a good one!

Wendy's: $1/1 Twisted Frosty

Go here to play the Wendy's Twisted Frosty game. You might win a free frosty or other fun prizes, but even if you don't, everyone who plays gets to download a $1/1 Twisted Frosty coupon.

BOGO Jamba Juice Coupon!

Go here to print off a BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) coupon for Jamba Juice! Offer valid until 8/9!

Recipe Book & free Nakano product

Go here to sign up to receive a free recipe booklet and a valuable coupon for free NAKANO and Holland House products.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Veggie Tales Album Download $2!

25 Favorite Very Veggie Tunes MP3 download - the entire album for $1.99 today only HERE

This was posted yesterday on moms By Heart but I just checked it out and it is still only $1.99 today.

Free Gallon of NAPA Washer Fluid

Go to NAPA and they will email you a coupon for a free Gallon of NAPA Washer Fluid that you can take to your local NAPA Auto Parts Store to redeem. Valid in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Old Navy-30% off for Military!!


Check out this great military discount to be offered by Old Navy!! Beginning July 30th-August 2nd, Old Navy is having MILITARY APPRECIATION DAYS *WE'LL DROP AND GIVE YOU 30*

This means for these 3 days you can take 30% off your purchase and Old Navy will even give 5% back to the community!
Be sure to bring your valid U.S. military ID to show us when you check out. (Offer valid for all eligible active, retired, and reserve US military personnel and family members. Offer valid in the US only. Not valid at

Also, there is no mention that you cannot combine with any other offers so you may be able to use additional Old Navy coupons!
Happy Shopping!

Donate $5 to Feed America and Receive $5 in Kellogg's Coupons!

For your donation of $5 or more, you can download and print Kellogg’s® cereal coupons worth a total of $5 (while supplies last; one-time only). Click here for more information about this campaign. Click here to make your donation online.

Double Coupon Basics

Albertson's double coupons, 0r "Twice the Value" coupons are valid on any manufacturer coupon up to $1 in value. When double coupons come out, it's one of the rare instances where you can actually use 2 coupons on item.

There were 3 doubles in yesterday's Herald Journal on page A7, so you'll be allowed to use all 3 in one transaction.

Since the coupon states "three double coupons per transaction per shopping trip" most stores do require you to either go to your car and put your groceries away before doing a subsequent transaction. However, I'm finding each store is a little different. Some adhere to a strict "3 doubles per DAY" rule, while other stores are more relaxed and will allow you to do 3 transactions back to back. I understand that Utah county seems to be very strict! If you're new to using doubles, I recommend asking someone at Customer Service what their individual store policy is.

A few tips on using doubles:

* To get the most leverage, try to double only $1 coupons. Usually if I have several coupons in 1 transaction, the checker will automatically double my 3 highest value coupons. Since we've had doubles for months now, I find the checkers are pretty versed in using them and I rarely have to specify which coupon I want doubled.
* Be organized. Have all your coupons ready when checking out. Remember to plan for overages! Albertson's will not pay you to walk away with your groceries! I usually grab a cold drink or pack of gum if this happens.
* Do your shopping early morning or later at night, when the store is least busy.
* A double coupon is a store coupon. Since you can't use 2 store coupons on 1 item, you cannot use a double on another store coupon.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mens Sketchers $12.75 Shipped

Visit and get the Mens Orca shoes (style #50550) for $15
Join the VIP club and get free shipping
Use code: SK09ENT and take 15% off = $12.75
Use code: MC25OFF and get 25% off 2 or more items
There are no half sizes, but these tend to run small.

Shoes always take such a chunk out of the back to school budget that hopefully you can find the pair of shoes that work for you and if you need two pair then get 25% off!

Sally Beauty Supply Coupon

I am in need of new hair clippers so this is a great coupon for me. I do cut my husbands hair, one way we save money. He only likes one hair style and I can do that,

I am not sure how long this will last so get it quick! Take a short survey and at the end of it you will get a coupon for $5 off $25 purchase to use at Sally Beauty Supply.I wanna say the survey took me about 3 minutes.

Free Music

Want some free music? Here are a few sites that provide tunes for free.

Popular music: Watch videos by Jonas Brothers and other top acts here. The site is operated by Wal-Mart, which also offers one free song a week. You can still download a free copy of Coldplay's live nine-track album LeftRightLeftRightLeft. iTunes offers up a free song as well as other interesting files to download each week.

Country: Download 11 country songs for free from People magazine here. Country Weekly also has free downloads here.

Classical: Go to Musopen.

Miscellaneous: Download patriotic tunes by Jim Brickman or children's tunes from In fact, at any given time has more than 500 free MP3s of all types of music available to download for free. Go here to check them out.

Children's audio books: Go to and AudibleKids. Random House also has a free children's audibook download offer. Check it out here.

Free Sample of Total Cereal & More

Go here to request your sample of the new Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal

More free offers:

If you're willing to create and upload a short product review video, go here to see if you qualify for a free full-sized sample of Gain with Febreeze Freshness.

Get a free cookbook from Omaha Steaks here.

Free sample of diaper rash cream available here.

$1.00 coupon for Hefty Fresh

A new $1 off coupon just came out for Hefty Fresh Extend bags, print it before they are gone! I found mine on page 7.

Blue Bunny is giving you the choice between three mouth-watering coupons! Whether you want a decadent Champ! dessert cone, a delicious carton of ice cream or a delightful frozen yogurt novelty, here is your opportunity! Print your coupon here.

Save $3 on two Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner refills or $2 off one Toilet Cleaning Gel. Print coupons here. Click the back button for a second coupon.

Lea & Perrins
Save $1 on one bottle of Lea & Perrins Thick Classic Worcestershire Sauce.
Print coupon here

Friday, July 24, 2009

I Love Getting Samples

This week I have received a free roll of Scott toilet paper & Prilosec. I also received a coupon for a free box of Rice Krispies that helps support your immune system from Vocal Point.

Free sample of Gain with Febreze Freshness

Go here to request a free sample of Gain with Febreze Freshness.

National Cheesecake Day July 30th

Like I needed a cheesecake holiday to enjoy one but what the heck, why not? This is also my sister-in-laws birthday, what a good thing to celebrate with!

For those of you who might be traveling in Utah here is the info to finding the closest Cheesecake Factory:
Salt Lake City
Fashion Place
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 266-9100

Thursday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day and the Cheesecake Factory will be having half price on all of their slices of cheesecake. They are regularly priced in Boise at $6.95-7.50. So half-price the most you would pay is $3.75 + tax and a small tip (Too bad it is for dine-in only). They are huge pieces and my husband and I share a piece. Our favorite is chocolate coconut cream!
For more details and locations near you click here

New Printable Coupons: Pop Tarts, Smart Balance & more!

This one came from Money Saving Madness. Its a 75 cents off coupon for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Click here to print

Save $.55/1 on Kellogg's Blueberry Muffin Pop-Tarts (8ct or larger) IE or Firefox has several coupons: among them are $.75/1 Keebler Graham Cracker Bites. If your store doubles, this could make a great deal. Check out the other coupons available there including $1/1 Cinnabon Bars and $.75/1 Cheez-It! has a new $1/1 off any Palmolive® or Ajax® hand dish liquid 21oz or larger. Use Zip Code: 85712.

Save $.55/1 Famous Amos Cookies 12 oz. or larger

Save on Smart Balance Products with various coupons HERE.

Free Airborne Sample

Go here to request a FREE sample of Airborne! Just click on the free sample link in the upper right hand corner and fill in your info.

I'll be back in the classroom shortly and could use anything that might keep the germs and the flu bug out of my system. If you just need a little amusement check out the site and meet Sebastian. He he

Shakespearean Festival on the Cheap

I have never personally been to the Shakespearean Festival and would love to go. One Cheap Chick had the following article and I wanted to share it with anyone else who has wanted to go or has been there and can't wait to get back.

I found some great tips from Utah Saves about enjoying the Utah Shakespearean Festival for less. I didn't know there were free shows available! Read "The Shakespearean Festival on the Cheap" here. By the way, there's a lot of other good stuff on the Utah Saves web site, which is designed to help Utahns get out of debt and save more money. Check it out here.

40 % off + 15% off Coupon Code at Children's Place

The Children's Place Monster Sale continues with mark downs up to 40%. Use code Family78 to take an additional 15% off your entire order. The tee shirt pictured here is only $2.55 after discount. Shipping is always a flat $5.

I know we are all still in denial that it is time for 'Back to School' shopping but it's true. Hopefully this will help with the budget shopping.

Need Storage Space?

I was reading posts on The Krazy Coupon Lady and found this great deal on the Shelf Reliance Cansolidators. Click here to check out the deal and order yours.

Get 25% off Old Navy Coupon Hunt

Start your hunt at
You have only missed the two highest value coupons. You can still get the rest of them. There is also a chance the high value ones will be available again later in the week.
If you are new it is simple.
1. Pick the coupon you want to try for (the $75 and $50 off are gone)
2. Click on this link
3. Then follow the directions below to find it.

Here are the coupon locations thanks to our Fabulous reader Alexis!

$75 off $100 - Top left box with 2 girls, Kimmy & Natalie-Click on the
hair bun of girl in pink shirt. A question will pop up. Who is
Christopher's Dad? The answers is "Wesley"

$50 of $100 - Bottom right picture with the 3 kids--wait around 60
seconds after the page loads (or you refresh the page) and wait for
the apple in the middle child's hand to shake--click on it as soon as
it starts to shake and before it falls for the $50 off coupon

25% off - Grab the apple (from girl in bottom right picture) and put
it by the boy in top right picture--on the left side of his golf club
at the bottom. Then click on the golf club and it will swing and hit
the apple for the 25% off

$15 off $75 - This is located in the video--the location can vary, so
you'll want to click various spots where you see the cursor change
from the arrow symbol to the hand symbol.

15% off - drag the left most pants from the kid's uniform pants and
drag it to Michelle's son's body to put it on him.

20% off with 2 jeans - Top left box with 2 girls, Girl in pink with
bun-take the pencil in her hand and move it to the bag of the girl in
the bottom left picture (she's in pink)-stick the pencil in the bag.

10% off with uniform item - Far right, take the yellow polo and drag
it up to Christopher the supermodelquin's body to put it on him.

I had my coupon sent to my email. After, I was given the option of sending a 25% coupon to a facebook friend. That is so great!

Sign Up Fast!

I had overnight company and then got busy on my house and I nearly forgot that it is Friday. Get your chocolate here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Spirit of '47 Pioneer Jubilee!

On Friday, July 24, celebrate Pioneer Day the pioneer way at our authentic pioneer festival!

FREE TO THE PUBLIC (donations accepted for some activities)

This family-friendly festival will feature historically accurate activities in which pioneers would have engaged between 1848 and 1870. We're also throwing in a few heritage-based events as well. Even since 1848, the pioneers of Utah celebrated their arival here. Sure, we all know that pioneers worked hard, but they also knew how to PLAY hard!

NOTE: Our Pioneer Run will be held in the Fall this year--through our Corn Maze! Please participate in Logan City's runs and races this summer.
10 am: We open; Pioneer activities all day long, including horse-drawn wagon rides, train rides, pioneer games, our very own Pioneer Spa, living history demonstrations, and much more.

1:30 pm: Gunfighters of the American West perform skits. (Pavilion)

2:00 pm: Wild West Marbles Tournament (Jensen Historical Farm House)

2:30 pm: Gatling Gun and Old-Fashioned Canon Demonstration: see a real Gatling Gun in action, along with civil war era canons; presented by weapons historian Ray Howser. (Jensen Historical Farm Lawn)

3 pm: The Largest Pioneer Water Party in the West begins with all manner of old-fashioned water games and activities--all done in pioneer style. Continues until 5 pm. (Festival Grounds)

3:30 pm: Bridgerland Games begin: Have fun in our Olympics-type event featuring pioneer skills and sports. (Lower Fur Trade Area)

4:30 pm: Gatling Gun and Old-Fashioned Canon Demonstration: see a real Gatling Gun in action, along with civil war era canons; presented by weapons historian Ray Howser. (Jensen Historical Farm House)

5:00 pm: American West Heritage Center's daytime activities close.

6:00 pm: Handcart Progressive Dinner begins. (Welcome Center) ($12/adults; $8/kids)

(activities subject to change)

It's a party the old fashioned way!

Get address and map here.

Freggie Drink

My sister-in-laws and their families have been drinking a fruit and vegetable drink you blend up that they call freggies. I was told that you get your days fruits and vegetable in this drink and when my brother-in-law said he has more energy the days that he drinks a freggieI wanted to know the recipe.
I have been drinking them every morning for over a week. I will warn you that it is green and my kids have a problem with that fact. My sons are big babies and won't drink it. My youngest daughter has drank several although she doesn't love it but I know she will benefit from drinking it. The first time I drank one I could taste the greens in it but now my husband and I enjoy it and mostly taste the fruits in the drink. I at least know that I have made a good food choice first thing in the morning.

Here is the recipe:

an apple
a banana
an orange
handful of baby spinach
handful of kale
handful of collard greens
6 frozen strawberries

Mix the first three ingredients together with some water then add the remaining ingredients until smooth. Note: I use 1/2 c water and then I add some ice cubes. I have found that it's a bit thinner and colder which makes it easier to drink for me.

I went to the store yesterday to buy more apples, oranges, bananas, kale, & collard for this drink. I spent $14.38. That pointed out to me what a good deal the Bountiful Baskets are! I'm looking forward to that pick up on Saturday.

$5.00 Coupon for Kohl’s

Sign up online at Scroll down the main page and there will be a box that says EMAIL ALERTS SAVE $5 IN STORE AND 10% ONLINE. Register, and get your $5 printable coupon (minimum $5 purchase!) in a few days! If nothing else, they have cute stuffed animals and good quality hard back books for $5/each! Pick up one for free!

Another Deal on Prescription Glasses

Thanks, The Good Deal Gal for this one.

$39 Dollar Prescription Glasses Plus $20 off right now!!

I was just talking to some mom friends about the price of eyeglasses! One friend had to pay over $150 just for the frames for her daughter -- not to mention the lenses, eye exam, etc.

I have heard great things about and, although I have never ordered from them, I will be using them when I order my new night-time driving glasses.

This week (until Friday, July 24th 2009), is giving you $20 off with coupon code 20bucksoff! (Shipping starts at $4.95)

Sounds like a great alternative to buying them at the eye doc! And, especially if you are buying them for kids, it may be handy to have an extra pair or two on hand.

I'm one of "those" who likes to see them on my face... so I thought that would be a turn-off for me, but they have a tool where you can choose your face shape to get a feel for what they would look like on your face.

What's happening with the Red Plum?

I have put off posting anything about the Red Plum Coupons being pulled from our newspapers because it is a big company and they have already made their decision about how they will be distributing their coupons so what good would it do to ask them to reconsider? I found this posting on Utah Deal Diva and found it to be a good article to share. When I put in my address I was informed that they would not be sending me the coupons. It did link me to their coupon printing site and I will follow the advice in the following article in hopes that they will send me a set coupons through the mail.

You might have heard by now that the Red Plum coupon inserts will no longer be included in the Sunday newspapers for the Deseret Morning News and Salt Lake Tribune. They say coupons will now be delivered in the mail on Tuesdays or Wednesdays instead. They've been doing this in cities all over the U.S. in an effort to expand their readership and help their ailing company survive.

I just received this email:
New, Starting the Week of July 26th

If you’re in the habit of looking in the newspaper for your RedPlum Coupon Book and it’s not there next weekend, don’t fret. It may be coming in the mail on Tuesday or Wednesday instead. We’re actually trying to get coupons and offers in more hands than ever, and in some areas, that means delivery by mail instead of the newspaper.

The reason why I haven't posted about this until now is because I was simply unsure as to how I felt about it. The company is struggling- it seems like a logical step to make any effort to expand readership. In this economy, I applaud Valassis for making taking steps to stay alive!

Yes, I do receive multiple papers, and yes I am sad that I won't have access to the Red Plum inserts every Sunday morning. However, I am also a huge fan of not spending money to save money. The thought of getting coupons delivered to my mailbox each week for free is pretty appealing to me.

So go and make friends with your non-couponing neighbors and see if you can snag some extra copies of the new "junk mail" that will begin coming each week. Talk to your mail delivery person and see if he or she has any copies. Get creative!

You can go here to see if your Red Plum will be coming via Sunday newspaper or by mail each week. Some of us here in Utah will get this message when you enter in your address:

Unfortunately, the RedPlum Coupon Book is not currently available in your area.

If you get this message, there is hope! Email your name and address to:
You'll be placed on a VIP list and will get your coupons until your area is included in the weekly circular.

Free Magazines: American Baby & Babytalk

My first grandchild will be coming later this year and I am always looking for the baby deals. You , or someone you know, may want to sign up for free subscriptions to American Baby and Babytalk. You can also get a free digital subscription to Pregnancy.

Your Invited!

Here is another fun destination for tonight. Click here for more details.

Reminder: Estee Lauder Free Sample

Get your free 10 Day sample of the New Advanced Night Repair, no purchase necessary. This will happen tonight only at 5-9pm. Dillard's in Logan is one of the sites for this giveaway. See you there!

More Samples & Freebies

FREE Sample of CalaGel Anti-Itch Gel!

Complete a short survey here to snag a FREE sample of CalaGel Medicated Anti-itch gel!

*Hot* $1/1 Kelloggs Cinnnabon Bars (also would go great with Kelloggs sales)

Free Minute Maid Frozen Novelties (by mail) HERE

When you get to their site you can only see part of the form. Just tab down after you fill out each line and you will have no problem filling out the complete form.

Almost Free Dr. Pepper at Albertsons

I found this posting on The Krazy Coupon Lady and if you are a Dr. Pepper drinker then pay attention.

Thanks to our reader Melissa for reminding us of this Krazy Deal!!

Melissa said:
If your a Dr Pepper holic like I am this one is good for you. Dr. Pepper is ringing up as a coke product so you buy 2 get 2 free. 4 12pks of Dr Pepper ring up at 21.16 then you get 2 free dropping them down to 10.58. Then because of the Dr. Pepper sale you get a 10.00 Catalina for spending 20.00. SO you get 4 12 pks Dr. Pepper for .58 after catalina. WAHOO, I did this a few times :)

So here's the breakdown...

Transaction 1:
{Buy 4} 12 pack Dr Pepper $5.29 (Buy 2 Get 2 Free)
Total Price: $10.58 for all 4
BUT WAIT! A $10 Catalina prints for your next Order

Transaction 2:
{Buy 4} 12 pack Dr Pepper $5.29 (Buy 2 Get 2 Free)
Pay with the $10 Catalina
Total Price: $.58 for all 4

Free Brainy Baby DVD

Brainy Baby is celebrating their birthday by giving away Brainy Baby DVDs! The Brainy Baby series was created by a team of early childhood educators and uses a time-tested and proven method of introducing and reinforcing preschool concepts to children. Brainy baby is suitable for children ages 9 months to 5 years! Each video is a 45 minute exploration of Preschool Basics and is regularly priced at $17.99.

Choose from ABCs, Music, Laugh & Learn, or Shapes & Colors for your free DVD and only pay shipping of $6.95. Limit one per household. Sign up for your free DVD here.

New Kashi Coupon!

Use this coupon to save $1.50 when you buy one box of Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal AND one box of Kashi TLC Snack Crackers , Snack Bars, or Chewy Cookies!

Don’t forget to hit your browsers “back” button 2-3 times to get a 2nd print!

Ziploc: $1/2 coupon + FREE Lunch Box Ideas Guide

Two new offers from Ziploc!

Get a coupon for $1.50 off 2 Ziploc items

Click here to get a FREE lunch Box Ideas Guide. You will need to enter the UPC numbers from 2 Ziploc products. Either use the items that you get with your coupon or from any Ziploc products you have in the house!

Lysol: $11 in coupons!

Click here to print $11 in coupons from the makers of Lysol.

$.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Pourable

$.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Trigger

$.55/1 Lysol Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner

$.55/1 Lysol Bathroom Cleaner

$1/1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray

$.50/1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray-to-Go

$1/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes

$1/1 Lysol Healthy Touch Gentle Hand Sanitizer Foam

$4/1 Lysol Neutra Air Freshmatic Air Treatment Product

$1/1 Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray

$.50/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner

These are all pretty nice coupons that will likely hit their print limit quickly, so print them now and try to hold on to them for a BOGO or 50% off sale to maximize your savings!