Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Kohls.com is continuing to roll out some fantastic deals! They have a lot of great sale and clearance prices on children’s clothes right now — including some baby clothes which are priced as low as $2.

Use coupon code EXTRA20 plus coupon code CONTACTFR to get 20% off plus free shipping on any order at Kohls.com.

Shop through Ebates or ShopAtHome to get 4% cashback.


Never shopped at Aldi? Check out the things you should know before you shop.

Friendly Farms Sour Cream or Light Sour Cream, $0.89

Season’s Choice Shredded Hash Browns, $1.39

Baker’s Corner Baking Chips, $1.29

Baker’s Corner Holiday Frosting, $1.19

Baker’s Corner Holiday Confetti Cake Mix, $0.99

Beaumont Hot Chocolate, $1.19

Cheese Club Macaroni & Cheese, $0.29

Happy Harvest Canned Vegetables, $0.39

Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix, $0.69

Random House Puzzle Book, $4.99
Includes: Toy Story 3, Thomas the Tank Engine, Cars, or Disney Princesses

You can check out the rest of the Aldi deals here

Vistaprint: Get 50 Photo Holiday Cards for just $12.99 + FREE shipping!!

Take advantage of this *HOT* new offer from Vistaprint: Get 50 Photo Holiday Cards for just $12.99 + FREE shipping!!

I say this all the time, but I know that many of you probably think these Vistaprint offers are "too good to be true" ... but they really are TRUE ... and they really are that good! We've ordered tons of stuff from Vistaprint and I'm always thoroughly pleased!!

Children's Digital Camcorder from JCPenney for only $9.99

WHOA - hurry to snatch this one before they're all sold out! Right now, you can get this Children's Digital Camcorder from JCPenney for only $9.99 (reg. $69.99).

Select in-store pickup to get FREE SHIPPING!! If you order multiples, or additional items, you can use promo code: JOLLY4U to get free shipping to your home on $25+ orders.

Plus, shop through Ebates to get 6% cash back!



"I get asked this question a lot: How many diapers should I stockpile for my unborn baby?
I’ve been hesitant to answer this question for a long time because, of course, every baby grows differently and has different diaper needs. I do, however, understand that I can provide some guidance and then let you make the final decision on what you’d like to buy.
Here are some basic diaper stockpiling guidelines to help you in the process:
  1. Figure out your maximum “price per diaper.” When I was diaper shopping starting three years ago, my max price for diaper was $.10 each. I think that dedicated coupon shoppers can still achieve this if you have several drugstores in your area and time before baby comes. If you don’t like coupon shopping or if you don’t live in an area flush with drugstores (and the accompanying diaper deals), you might want to set your maximum price a bit higher. I do recommend that you never pay more than $.22 per diaper, period. Even the most inexperienced bargain shopper can get diapers for this price almost any day of the week if you shop carefully.
  2. Learn how many diapers are in each pack. I’m working on a diaper chart that will help you with this. It’s much easier to look at the weekly diaper deals and figure out your cost per diaper if you have an idea of how many diapers are in each pack.
  3. Assess your stockpile space. If you’re ready to clip coupons and shop around, the last thing holding you back may be your storage space. I literally had a full set of shelving in my basement dedicated to storing diapers and wipes. I know I’m lucky, and not everyone has that much free space. Just be sure you’re using all available areas if you’re intent on saving money. Here are some creative ideas:
    1. Under the crib
    2. Unused baby closet space
    3. Under other beds
    4. In the garage
    5. In the attic
    6. Under bedroom or living room furniture (if you can keep them hidden, or if you don’t mind showing off your diaper stash!)
  4. Decide how many of each size you want to buy. This is different for everyone, and it definitely varies with the baby. Generally, most babies spend the longest amount of time in size 2s and 3s. If you’re in doubt, buy more of those! See below for are my personal recommendations on diaper sizes.
Recommended Number of Diapers per Size to Stockpile:
Newborn Diapers1 jumbo pack, if any. Take the extra newborn diapers from the hospital. In my experience, size one diapers my look big on a tiny baby but they usually don’t leak. In fact, sometimes they’re better at containing those messy early diaper disasters!
Size 1 Diapers: 10 jumbo packs should be enough for most babies.
Size 2 Diapers: 15 packs
Size 3Diapers: 35 jumbo packs
Size 4 Diapers: 35 jumbo packs
Size 5 and 6: 0-5 jumbo packs, or as needed. "

Monday, November 29, 2010

JCPenney: 29 PIECE DOLL SET ONLY $19.99

This 29-Piece Doll Set is only $19.99 (originally $69.99)

Use coupon code 2BMERRY or TOYTIME to get an additional 15% off your order plus coupon code JOLLY4U to get free shipping on orders over $25.

Shop through the ShopAtHome Black Friday Cashback Event to get 10% cashback.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Right now you can customize a video from Santa for your child. You add pictures of your child, put in their info (age, sex, hair and eye color, name), add pics or what your child wants or is getting for xmas. This video is awesome! I have already made one for autumn. it is so realistic, you should check it out.

amazon $5 magazine sale!!

I love it when Amazon does there $5 Magazine Subscriptions! These are such easy gifts & are FREE after your Swag Bucks!!

* BONUS: Spend $30, Get $10 - Through November 30, spend at least $30 in the Magazine store, and by December 7, you’ll receive a $10 promotional credit to use across Amazon.com. Restrictions apply; see details.

Popular Science (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Woman's Day (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Marie Claire (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Redbook (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Sports Illustrated KIDS (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
SmartMoney (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Health (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Travel + Leisure (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Esquire (1-year auto-renewal) for $5
Fast Company (1-year auto-renewal) for $4.97
Inc. (1-year auto-renewal) for $4.97
Better Homes & Gardens (1-year auto-renewal) for $5.99


You can get a very sweet deal on Leapfrog games, tag books and more leapfrog toys on the Leapfrog website right now. Leapster games are as low as $7.29, Tag Junior Books as low as $3.74. But you can get an additional 15% off your entire order with the code CSLEAP15 and free shipping on orders more than $50. If you have little ones may I suggest this Fridge Magnetic DJ Radio. This keeps my 14 month old entertained while I am busy in the kitchen.

Shop through Ebates to get 3% cashback.

Babylegs: Three Pairs for $10 Shipped!

Baby Legs is running a Cyber Monday Super Special: Get three pairs of baby legs for $10 shipped. They have designs for boys and girls. These are great right now with winter around the corner. It will help keep your little one’s legs warm.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


GIVETHANKS10PTS (10 points, expires 11/29)

Save 73% on a Huge Deluxe Dollhouse (Just $39.99 with Free Shipping!)

The Emily Dollhouse by Today’s Tot is priced at just $39.99 on Amazon right now. That’s 73% off the list price of $150, and shipping is free, too!

This dollhouse stands over two feet tall and almost 2 feet wide. I can’t imagine seeing a better deal for a classic, deluxe dollhouse like this one!


Get a free 8.5×11 Personalized Cover Photo Book (20 pages, a $29.99 value) when you buy an 8.5×11 Personalized Photo Book with the coupon code 1122MERRY from Snapfish through Wednesday, November 24. You still need to pay shipping of $9.98 for two photo books plus any applicable sales tax. You can order two books that are the same, or two that are different – but they both have to be 8.5×11 Personalized Cover Photo Books.

Shop thru Ebates for 11.5% cash back


Today only (11/24) you can get 50% off one item with this Borders Coupon. Here is some of the fine print:

Offer Excludes: Borders Rewards Plus memberships, previous purchases, special orders, shipping, gift cards, coupon books, newspapers, magazines, comics, eBooks, audiobook downloads, music downloads, vinyl LPs, Rosetta Stone® software, tax software, video games, all electronics (including eReaders), and eReader Protection Plan Packs. Single-use only: One coupon per customer during the valid period.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scholastic Books: Up to 75% off + free shipping & 12% cashback

Through November 29, 2010, Scholastic is offering an additional 20% off books on their site plus free shipping when you use coupon code SSBF20 at checkout. Shop through ShopAtHome to get 12% cashback.

They have a number of books which are priced as low as $2.79, making them just a little over $2 shipped! If your children like books, this might definitely be the way to get them some inexpensive Christmas presents!

Shopping through ebates only gives you 5% cash back but still worth it if you don't have a Shopathome account and don't want to make one.

upromise (college savings) gives you 4% cash back!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Eversave: 50% off Abe’s Market

Today’s Eversave offer is $25 for $50 worth of all-natural food, home goods, beauty essentials and gifts Offer expires: 11:59 PM – Nov 24, 2010. Look for this deal under the city of Atlanta or Worcester, MA. A shipping charge of $4.99 applies to all orders of $79 or less. This company sells a lot of natural, organic and also gluten free products. This is a good way to get these for less.


You can give a FREE $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate to all of your friends and family this holiday season!!

Feed It Forward™ is a free way to build community and lift people's spirits by giving the gift of $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates. Simply let us know who you want to give to and we'll take care of the rest. You can give up to 40 $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates every day through December 31. It's a great holiday gift for everyone on your list. And the best part is - it's FREE!


Print this Bath & Body Works coupon to score a FREE ITEM of your choice (up to $13 value) with any $10 purchase!! Expires November 24th.


You can score a $3 MP3 Credit from Amazon as part of their Black Friday deals! Just go HERE and enter promo code: GET3MP3S. You must redeem your credit by November 29th.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

xmas card 2

Keep Believing Christmas Card
Make a statement with custom Christmas cards at Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

This is one copy of the xmas card we are planning to use... Just like last year, we can't make up our mind so we will be sending out 2 different versions of the same card. I wonder which card you'll get....?

$10 off $10 at hallmark gold crown stores

heres a great coupon that is available from Hallmark . It appears to be for new moms or those that are expecting- you just register to receive emails from Hallmark and then you can choose either a $10 off $10 purchase coupon or a 25% off for Hallmark.com.

The coupon does say participating Gold Crown stores only so there is a chance some stores will refuse your coupon.


HURRY - You can score a FREE $25 Amazon Gift Card just for spreading the word about Its Thoughtful's Christmas Gift Contest!! After you sign up through THIS LINK (yep, that's my referral link), you'll be promoted to invite friends from Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or by email. Once 15 of them enter by December 15th, you'll receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card via email on December 18th!!

Wow - this could really help with some of my last minute Christmas shopping!! Hurry, though -- who knows how long they'll offer this to new sign ups!

* Don't forget to confirm your email after you sign up, otherwise it won't count!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

Right now shutterfly is having a 30% off sale on their holiday cards. I thought I would share this with you because in the past I have had great service and unbelievable products come from shutterfly.

First, when our daughter was born, we ordered our birth announcements from shutterfly. In fact we used the design template “Welcome Sweet Girl, Birth Announcement” by Stacey Claire Boyd. I was utterly amazed at the quality of the cards we received. They were extremely heavy and beautifully printed. The other nice thing about shutterfly cards is that they are “sustainably forested.” This is something that is very important to our family.

After our great experience with our birth annoucments we decided to order a photo book from the site as well. We purchased a 8X8 hardcover photo book that we customized with black and white photos from our daughters first year of life. The pictures came out amazing and the design tool on their website was extremely easy to use. Customizing the photo book and editing all of my photos only took me about 1.5 hours (start to finish). I have ordered from other photo sites in the past and I have found that shutterfly’s design tools are much easier and less complicated to use.

This year for my families Christmas cards I am planning on using the design template “keep believing” by Stacy Claire Boyd. I just love the black and white design. There is something about black and white photographs that have always intrigued me. I love how innocent a child’s picture looks when developed in black and white. The unique writing and splash of red color in this card draw your eye to it. I can’t seem to look away.

So this year when your thinking about designing your holiday photo cards I suggest you check out shutterfly.com. they have a huge selection of new designs and offer a variety of sizes to choose from. There are 4X8 cards, 5X7 cards (my personal favorite because you can frame them after the holidays), 5X5 cards, and folded cards. It doesn’t matter what your preferences are…shutterfly has something for everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tiny Prints: Free Thanksgiving Cards!!!!

Tiny prints is offering free Thanksgiving cards when you use the code FREETHX at checkout. You even get free shipping! There are 33 different designs available. This offer is only good through tomorrow, November 19, 2010.

If you order today they will be delivered the 23rd!! Just in time, what a deal!

Thanks, Commonsensewithmoney!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


On black Friday K mart is having leapfrog tag books on sale for $7.99! head on over and print this coupon 2 times for $5.00 off 1 tag book and get 2 tag books for only $2.99 each!(you’ll need to watch the video first and then enter the sweepstakes to be able to print your coupon)


Just a reminder that you can still sign up for a Free Subscription to American Baby Magazine. Even if you've signed up for the free subscription in the past, you can sign up again ... and again.

This would be a great gift for someone with a small child, or who is expecting a baby soon!!


Here are some new coupons for you:

- California Pizza Kitchen - $1.50 off 1
- Crisco No-stick Cooking Spray - $0.75 off 1
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - $0.50 off 2
- Pillsbury Savorings Products - $1.00 off 1
- Welches Sparkling Juices - $2.00 off 2
- Land O' Lakes Spreadable Butter - $0.50 off 1
- Wisk Laundry Detergent - $1.00 off 1
- Del Monte Fruit Naturals Cups - $1.00 off 3
- Hellman's Mayonnaise - $0.75 off 1
- McCann's Irish Oatmeal - $1.00 off 1
- Enfamil Premium - $5.00 off 1
- Purina Dog Chow - $2.00 off 1
- Glade Scented Oil Candles - $1.50 off 2
- EXPO Washable Markers - $2.00 off 1
- Jet Dry Rinse Agent - $1.00 off 1

Thanksgiving File Folder Games Lapbook

Knowledge Box is offering a free Thanksgiving File Folder Games Lapbook to download.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

JCPenney: $10 off $25 purchase (in-store and online)!

JCPenney has released Through Wednesday (November 17, 2010), you can get $10 off any $25 purchase at JCPenney. Use this printable coupon in-store or use coupon code FINEDAY at checkout online.another awesome $10 off $25 coupon code & printable coupon!


Check out these holiday cards from paperculture.com.  They are 100% post consumer product and the company will print the addresses and mail them out for you at no extra cost (you only pay the 44 cents for the stamps)!  I love recycled products so i thought i would share this site.  They have some great templates.  Right now you can buy a $50.00 voucher for this site at Eversave.com for only $20.00!  So check out the site... i know the cards might look expensive (as is everything that is recycled and better for the planet) but the voucher savings for the site offsets the extra expense and makes it worth every penny!!

They even have a comparison page for your reference to see the difference between their cards and tinyprints or shutterfly. check it out!

***Also... First time members to Eversave will get a $2.00 credit on their account. That makes it only $18.00 for $50.00 worth of ECO Friendly holiday cards!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Check out this coupon for $3 off GE energy star LED holiday lights. If you combine this with the stores that are offering $3-$4 off LED lights when you trade in an old set of lights you will have a great deal. Thats $6-$7 off LED lights! Well worth the switch with the savings in initial costs and electricity costs over the years!


Look inside the following magazines for a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $5 or more at Hallmark Stores:

Nov/Dec MidWest Living Page 17 (sticky/peel off coupon)
Dec. Real Simple (between pages 74-74)
Dec. Family Circle (page 61)
Dec. Southern Living
Dec. Martha Stewart Living (page 93)
Dec. Redbook (pages 53-54)
Dec. Oprah Magazine (Page 111) Thanks Rhianna!

This coupon was very popular last year because you can use it to get cheap Gift wrap and other things. So, make sure not to miss this one.

Thanks Commonsensewithmoney!

Live Webcast from Plimoth Plantation (FREE)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST, Scholastic is offering a free 30-minute online field trip to meet a Pilgrim and a Wampanoag straight from Plimoth Plantation.

There are also a number of free interactive teaching tools, printables and more for Thanksgiving offered on the Scholastic website.


Get 2 free issues to Family Circle (starting with November 20 issue) from ValueMags in this free sample offer. You can expect to see your first free issue arrive in 6 to 10 weeks. This is a free sample offer so you won’t receive a bill or ever need to cancel it (you’ll only receive renewal notices which are optional and can be ignored).


Check out blackfriday.net. This is where I find all the deals for Black Friday. No more flipping through sales flyers during Thanksgiving dinner. This site has it all! It has almost every store I have ever wanted and not only does it have the ad scans but it also has a detailed list of all the deals for the store separated by department! Thats not even the best part... when looking at the detailed list you can select a green "plus" sign next to each item you want and it will add these items to a digital "shopping list" for you. When you have all the stores done that you want you can print out your wish list and head to the store. and everything will be separated by department just like it is on the site!!! How easy does that make Black Friday shopping???


Right now you can get 25 free 4X8 photo cards from seehere.com if you are a new customer. (shipping is $4.99)

Sign up at SeeHere
Create your 4X8 photo card (get 25 cards)
Use the code "25cards" at checkout

If you are already a SeeHere customer you can get 60 photo cards for 50% off and get free shipping. You will end up paying about $14.70 for 60 cards!

Go to SeeHere
Create your 4X8 photo card (get 60 cards)
Use the code "cards-39"

**I have ordered from seehere in the past and I can attest to the quality and fast shipping of their products.


Right now you can get free shipping when you spend $30.00 at Kodakgallery.com. There photo cards for the holidays are reasonably priced and have cute designs. Use code "SHIP30" at checkout to score free shipping!

**I have never ordered from this site so I can not attest to the quality of their products.


Amazon has the Crayola Color Me A Song for only $16.54 on sale (with free shipping through amazon prime or amazon mom). There is also a $3.00 rebate available making this only $13.54!! That is a great deal on this toy. Throughout the year the Crayola Color Me A Song was selling for $25.00! I have seen it as low as $15.00 at Walmart on a super sale last week. You could always pick this up at Walmart if you find it cheaper and use the rebate form available here from amazon.

Check it out if you don't know what Crayola Color Me A Song is. The faster your child colors the faster the toy plays music. The commercials are very cute. check out the commercial at Target if you haven't already seen it.

My Daughter has one on her wish list for Christmas or Birthday ideas!