Friday, May 28, 2010

Frugal Friday Tips- Summer Edition!

The temperatures are rising, our children are home from school driving us crazy and we are all craving a vacation...yep, it's SUMMER!

Here are some frugal tips to help save you money this summer!

Pack your own drinks and snacks!

How many times do you and the kids go to the park only to have forgotten drink so you stop at McDonalds because you are so thirsty! Before you leave, stick a couple drinks in a cooler along with some snacks and now you won't have to make those costly stops!

Make your own insect repellent!

After reading this article, it seems like "Amber" colored Listerine works well!

Keep your oven and stove use to a minimum!

Instead use your grill and crockpot to cook your meals! This means a cooler house and savings on your electric bill!

What are your Frugal Summer Tips? Please share them with us!

Mega Swagbuck Day!

Don't forget that Fridays are Mega Swagbuck Days! I just earned 49 swagbucks by doing a simple search!

If you haven't heard of Swagbucks, then you must be a new reader to my blog:)

Swagbucks is a search engine site where you simply search but some of your searches are rewarded with swagbucks. You can then use your swagbucks for gift cards and merchandise.

My favorite is the Amazon $5 Gift card for just 450 Swagbucks!

To register and learn more just follow this link!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Goodwill-$5 Off $5 Purchase (Kansas Only)

Shop at one of the participating Goodwill Stores in the following locations and you can print a $5 Off $5 Purchase Coupon!

Coupon is valid Monday, May 31st only!

Redeem at Goodwill stores in Wichita, Andover, Maize, El Dorado, Junction City, Ark City, Derby, Emporia, Salina, Hutchinson, Hays, Garden City and Great Bend.

Thanks MoneySavingMom!

Walgreens June Coupon Booklet

The new June Walgreens coupon booklet will be available in most stores very soon! It’s filled with over $325 worth of Walgreens store coupons! Remember, these coupons can be combined with manufacturer coupons for even more savings! These coupon are valid 5/30-6/26.

$2/1 Belly Bar Chewable Prenatal Vitamins, 60ct (5980)
$2/1 Lactaid Fast Act, 32ct (5942)
$2/1 Rolaids Soft Chews, 24ct or 36ct (5943)
$3/1 Innerglowe Beauty Drink Mix, 14pk (5983)
$2/1 Finest Natural Cranberry Triple Strength Softgels, 100ct (5985)
$2/1 Alive! Men’s or Women’s Energy, 50ct. (5986)
$5/1 L’il Critters Gummy Vites, 190ct (5987)
$3/1 Vitafusion Mutli Vites, 150ct (5990)
$3/1 Welless Calcium & Vitamin D, 16oz (5992)
$1/1 Vitafusion Calcium, 100ct or Heart One, 60ct (5993)
$8/1 Urinozinc Prostate Welness, 90ct (5792)
$15/1 Real Health Laboratories Prostate Formula, 270ct (5546)
$3/1 Finest Natural Reservatrol, 60ct (5517)
$2/1 Youthforia Anti-Aging, Reservatrol 500mg or 250mg, 60ct (5518)
$2/1 Rainbow Light Prenatal One or Women’s One Mutli-vitamin, 50ct (5109)
$2/1 Bausch & Lomb PreserVision, Areds 2 Formula soft gels, 60pk (5974)
$2/1 Enzymatic Therapy, 3oct (5976)
$2/1 Natrol Esselence Classics Hair 50ct, Skin 30ct or MaquBerry 60ct (5977)
$15/1 i-flex Joint Relief, 120ct (5978)
$20/1 Focusfactor, 60ct (5979)
$3/1 Colace Stool Softener, 30ct (5948)
$2/1 ActivOn Arthritis or Ultra Strength Joint & Muscle, 2oz (5959)
$2/1 Ivy Block Lotion, 4oz (5929)
$5/1 Little Allergies Allergen Block .1oz or Chloraseptic Allergen Block, .1oz (5930)
$2/1 Gentle Naturals Tummy Soother, 4oz, Eczema Baby Wash 5.5oz or Cream, 4oz (5937)
$5/1 Compound W Freeze Off or Palantar, 8pk (5953)
$1/1 Bleedarrest, 5 strips (5954)
$2/1 Mineral Ice Pain Relieving Gel, 8oz (5955)
$1/1 Azo Cranberry, 450mg, 50ct or Urinary Disk Relief, 30ct (5950)
$5/1 Dexatrim Max Daytime Appetite Control or Complex 7, 60ct (5951)
$3/1 IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test (5952)
$2/1 Traditional Medicinals Organic Smooth Move Stimulant Laxative Tea, 16pk (5944)
$2/1 Florastor Probiotic, 250mg, 20ct (5938)
$2/1 Nepro Vanilla Nutritional Drink, 4pk, 8oz each (5961)
$10/1 Omron Automatic Arm Blood Pressure Montior (5963)
$2/1 Pill Glide Swallowing Spray Strawberry or Grape, 1oz (5170)
$10/1 Medline Bath Bench (5972)
$10/1 Medline Raised Toilet Seat w/Arms (5969)
$10/1 Medline Transfer Bench (5973)

$5/1 W Listen Up Micro Personal Sound Amplifier (5962)
$10/1 W Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (5964)
$3/1 W Certainty Guards 52, Underwear 14 – 20pk, Shields 30 or Pads 30-72pk (5967)
$1/2 W Nutritional Drink, 6pk, 8oz each (5960)
$5/1 W Coated Nicotine Gum, 40pk (5966)
$10/1 W Nicotine Gum, 160ct or 170ct. or Lozenges, 108ct (5965)
$4/1 W Probiotic, 5B CFU Tablet, 60ct or 20B Capsule, 60ct. (5939)
$3/1 Wal-Mucil Fiber, 320ct or w/calcium, 240ct (5945)
$2/1 W Heirloom Fashion Eyewear Gold Chain (5495)
$2/1 Wal-dryl Allergy Mini Tablets, 100ct (5932)
$1/1 Wal-Zyr Children’s Allergy Chewable, 10mg, 12ct (5931)
$2/1 Wal-Zyr Allergy, 10mg, 14ct (5933)
$2/1 Wal-Zyr Itch Eye Drops, .17oz (5934)
$1/1 W Saline Nasal Spray, 3oz (5935)
$2/1 W Triple Blade Shaving System or Cartridges, 8pk (5021)

Thanks WildForWags!

Leap Frog Clearance- Up to 60% Off!

Leap Frog currently has a great clearance event going on! You can score the above Didj Star Wars Set for just $49.99, down from the regular price of $134.97!!!
They also have clearance items for infants, toddlers, boys and girls!
**Start thinking about Christmas and Birthdays at this price...or even a baby shower gift!
Don't forget to go thru ShopAtHome and get 4% Cash Back when you shop at Leap Frog!
If you have never signed up at ShopAtHome, you will also get a $5 sign up bonus if you make a purchase within 60 days!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

American Eagle- B1G1 50% Off!

OHHHH the days of fitting in clothes from American Eagle...

Well, if you can...right now they have a great sale on their shorts, t-shirts, tanks and polos. If you Buy 1, you will get one 50% off!

No coupon is necessary! Just wanted to give you the info. in case you are needing some cute summer clothes!

Want to shop online? Spend $100 and you can get free shipping! Just click this link! I bet you could get a nice amount of clothes with this deal!

This Bargain Bandit Shopped For Free at Kohls!!

Hey Ashlei,
I know most bargain bandits are posted for groceries, but I just had to share how I got a free polo shirt for my dad for Father's day!

Last week I got an e-mail from Kohl's with a coupon for $10.00 off my next shopping trip at the east store. (I think this is because I like to shop their sales and I have a store credit card there). Well this week Kohl's has polo shirts on sale this week for $9.99 so I thought...hey, if I think ahead, it's a free Father's day present!!! And it was! I've never walked out of a store like this with a purchase that didn't cost me a dime! I was so excited to leave the store beaming with my free present...

I'm attaching a photo with the receipt!!! Spent $0 and saved $26!
Candi, You Rock! This is why it pays (or not at all actually) to think ahead for holidays and birthdays!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Denny's- 20% Off Entire Check!

Now thru June 8th, go to Denny's and receive 20% off your entire check! Go here and print out the coupon to present with your order!

Maira's Bargain Bandit Trip to Dillons!

I am still kinda new to this, but I am slowly getting better, and I was super excited about this trip.

The total was originally $139.04 and I got it down to $74.74, plus I got a $0.50 coupon to use on my next trip.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful tips you post. It helps out sooo much.

Monday, May 24, 2010

$2.00 Off Coppertone Sunscreen!

Tales of bad sunburns, aloe vera and loose clothing are scouring my friends Facebook guys, this is for you!

Go here to print a $2.00 off Coppertone Sunblock Coupon!

If you don't see it type in 67209!

**There are other great coupons to print too like Huggies Coupons, Hot Dog Coupons and MORE!

Kohls-10% Off Any Order!

Here is a great deal going on until May 29th from Kohls, simply click here and then go find some incredible deals and put them in your shopping basket. When you checkout enter code NEW4072 and get 10% off your order!


The Children's Place- 15% Off On-Line!

Are you kids needing new summer clothes? I know mine do!

The Children's Place has a great deal until May 28th, where you can get 15% off your entire order!
Just click here, shop, and then type in code E4A5A at checkout!!!

Right now they have lots of great deals, so hurry before all the sizes you need are gone!!!

Meal Plan Monday!

Monday- Eat Out

Tuesday- Beef Kabobs On The Grill, Hotdogs For The Kids, Hummus, Fruit

Thursday- Beef Enchiladas w/ Corn Tortillas, Black Beans, Salsa and Chips

Friday- Pork Ribs, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Saturday and Sunday- Memorial Weekend w/ Family!

Sheila Is A Bargain Bandit!

Before coupons $87.03 After coupons $43.17
Savings 50%

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New RedPlum Coupons!

RedPlum just released new coupons today! Go and print them out while the getting is good!

My Favorite Summer Punch!

Whenever it starts getting a little too warm for my blood (which is about 80 degrees) I always make this punch to make me feel better! My family loves it and I have also served it at showers and it's a hit!

Sunshine Punch

2 cups water

2 cups orange juice

1 packet Tropical Punch Kool-Aid unsweetened

1 cup Splenda

1 liter Diet Lemon-Lime Soda or Diet Ginger-Ale

Stir ingredients. Garnish if desired with orange, strawberry, or pineapple slices!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Crystal's Bargain Bandit Trip To Homeland!

The price before card/coupons

After card/coupons I paid...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Elizabeth Bargain Bandit Trips to Target!!!!

In the first picture I purchased:
1 Energy Smart Light Bulb
2 Nivea Body Washes for Women
1 Nivea Body Wash for Men
1 Package of Belly Bars
2 3 Packs of Long Sleeve Baby Onsies
1 Travel Size Tide Detergent
1 Set of Dr. Scholls Gellin Arch Supports
and 1 Bottle of Nail Polish (No Coupon or sale for this item)

The Target Retail Price would have been $59.87 with tax
I spent $13.45 OOP (A Savings of $46.42 or 78%!!)

In the second picture I purchased:
1 Box Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
2 Packages of Belly Bars
1 Package of 100 Calorie Cheese Snacks
1 Package of Carefree Panty Liners
1 Nivea Body Wash for Women
1 Travel Size Herbal Essences Gel
and 1 20 Count Box or Disney Princess Band-Aids
Target retail price was $28.99 and I spent $3.41 OOP (A Savings of $25.48 or 88%!!! )
You Go Elizabeth!
Do you have a great Shopping Trip Picture to share? Send it to my email and I will make you a Bargain Bandit for the month and you will be entered for a $10.00 gift card giveaway!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Amazing ArtsCow Cosmetic Bag Deal!

I LOVE ArtsCow!!! They have the cutest gifts that you can customize with your own pictures/designs!! I have ordered dog tags and a camera case from them and love them!!!

They are offering this great deal on their cosmetic bags...

Choose any 3 cosmetic bags from the collection and customize them with photos and personal messages! Priced at just $9.99 for 3, with no quantity limit and including free shipping!
Just enter code:COS3410BAG at checkout. Deal expires 5/31!

Here are some great ideas on how to use them or who to buy them for:

*Bridesmaid Gifts- put a photo of the two of you on each bag...then fill it with a pretty lip gloss for the big day or even a pair of earrings to match their dresses!
*Take a picture of different things you want to put in the bags and then use them as organizers.
For example-take a picture of cosmetic brushes and put on the XL bag and then only put your cosmetic brushes in that will always know where everything is!
**Why use them for just cosmetics? Use them in a diaper bag to stash odds and ends, pacifiers, wipes, etc.!
**Don't know what to buy your sister for Christmas or her birthday? Find some pics of her kids on your digital camera and you will have a gift she will be gushing about until 4th of July!

What other ideas do you have for these awesome bags? I am going to go design mine right now!

Kim's Bargain Bandit Trip- They Paid Her To Shop!

Here are my photos from Kim's amazing CVS trip this month!! Please CVS...come to Wichita, KS!

I purchased:
5 tubes of Aquafresh toothpaste
1 Dawn Hand renewal dish soap
1 Tide
1 Olay body wash
2 Nivea Body wash
2 Nivea chapsticks

Total after coupons etc. was $12.41 and I received $13 in ECB's!! It was like they paid me to shop :)

May Bargain Bandits- Jessica Gets Us Started!!

Jessica is our first bargain bandit for the month and WOW did she have some great shopping trips!
CVS- Retail Value= $85.36
Target- Retail Value=20.02

Photo 3 Retail Value=$56.99

Are you a Bargain Bandit? Share your photos with us! Send them to me at!

*HOT* Target Deal!

Have you been eyeing something from Target that you would like to purchase but were waiting for a great deal???

Well...wait no more!

Right now, you can use this 15% off code from to score some sweet deals! If it doesn't automatically give you the discount, type in code TGTREACT. They also have FREE SHIPPING when you spend $50 or more!

If you find some great deals with this code, let us all know!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

$0.95/1 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls!

Hurry Fast! This is one *HOT* coupon! You can go and print this coupon off for $0.95/1 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls.
The smaller size often goes on sale at Kroger stores, so this would make for FREE cinnamon rolls! My kids love these!

The print limit is set at one coupon...darn!

Friday, May 14, 2010

$3.00/1 Huggies Coupons!

WOW! Huggies just loves to give it's customers great coupons!
Here is a $3.00/1 Huggies Coupon! You can print it out twice!

Thanks ShortOnCents!


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