A few things of note
June 3, 2008, 8:03 pm
Filed under: Blog, Coupons, Freebies, Rebates

Brooke at Dollar Frugal and I did a guest post exchange. I posted her guest post yesterday and she posted my guest post today. I wrote about free and inexpensive things to do in a city. Feel free to mosey over to her site to check it out.

I came across a coupon for a free pair of women’s Jockey underwear at Macy’s. It expires on June 6th, so hurry in soon to take advantage of the offer! I plan on stopping by tomorrow to get mine.

While looking through the newspaper, I discovered that Dollar General now has a rebate program. Check out their website for more info. I don’t frequent dollar stores often, but combining coupons with their rebate program may entice me to go to them more.

Caregivers Marketplace rebate program
May 31, 2008, 12:23 pm
Filed under: Rebates

If you buy personal care products such as Huggies diapers, Nature Made vitamins, Ensure, Gold Bond, and Icy Hot, then you may be interested in the Caregivers Marketplace rebate program. You can buy the products mentioned above (plus many more listed at their website) at any store for any price and receive cash back for your purchases. While the program was originally set up for caregivers, anyone can utilize this money saving resource.

You must purchase five participating products before you can request your rebate check, so make sure you keep your receipts in a secure place. From time to time I purchase Nature Made vitamins and, from now on, I’ll be sure to keep track of how many bottles I’ve bought plus their corresponding receipts.

No deals this week
May 30, 2008, 7:54 pm
Filed under: Deals, Rebates

Sometimes, the best way to save money is to not spend any at all.

I didn’t go to any drug stores this week because none of the deals really wowed me. Plus, we have a good supply of all the essentials right now, so I really didn’t want to buy yet another tube of toothpaste, even if it was free.

Jake and I didn’t get much at Kroger this week either; we only picked up a few small things. I threw away a bag of lettuce and two packages of pita bread a few days ago because they went bad before we could eat them. Throwing away food is a very obvious sign that we have enough food and there’s no reason to buy more when it will only wind up in the trash. I really wanted to try out a farmer’s market this week, but tossing that food made me think that maybe next week will be a better time.

So, sorry to disappoint, but I don’t have any spectacular deals to report this week. I am planning on picking up my free after rebate bottle of Wishbone Bountifuls before the 1st though.

Making more than just cents
March 29, 2008, 11:00 am
Filed under: Rebates

This past week, I sent away for the following rebates:

Organix shampoo: $6.99
Rite Aid March Single Check Rebate: $9.48
Walgreen’s March EasySaver Rebate: $30.78

Grand total: $47.25

Even deducting $.82 for the cost of postage (Rite Aid was sent electronically), I still net $46.43.

Gotta love rebates!

Free chocolate at Rite Aid!
March 17, 2008, 3:29 pm
Filed under: Deals, Rebates, Rite Aid

This week only (3/16-3/22), Rite Aid has Hershey’s Bliss chocolate FREE after rebate. I just tried a piece and it’s divine.

Who can possibly say no to free chocolate?!

If you happen to stop in by tomorrow, you can also pick up a FREE after rebate bottle of Salon Selectives.

Rebate! Rebate!
March 12, 2008, 10:58 am
Filed under: Rebates, Technology

I discovered a great program that helps you keep track of all the rebates you’ve applied for. It’s called Rebate! Rebate! and is available for download from PC World’s website

I never kept track of my rebates until I was denied one for reportedly not including my UPCs (which I know I did). I didn’t scan anything before I submitted it, so I had no proof. Since then, I promised myself to keep better track of rebates and to document everything that I send in. 

Rebate! Rebate! also keeps track of how much money you have saved using rebates and therefore serves as a positive reinforcement for a frugal lifestyle. 🙂