Friday, November 27, 2009

Magazine Subscriptions: Only $5 at Amazon

I was so excited when I saw this deal because my Real Simple subscription is up in January. Amazon is offering $5 subscriptions on the following magazines:
  • Real Simple
  • Sports Illustrated Kids
  • Smart Money
  • People Style Watch
  • Popular Science
  • Travel and Leisure
  • Food and Wine
  • House Beautiful
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Southern Living

This deal is only available through 12/1! Click here for your subscription.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Carter's 50% Off Sale (Plus 20% off coupon)

November 23-29 Carter's is offering 50% off their entire store. Plus, click here to receive an additional 20% off coupon when you spend $50 or more (expires 12/2). Happy shopping!

Target: Free Medium Drink 11/27-11/28

If you are going to be out and about getting your holiday shopping done, print this coupon from Target for a free medium soda at the Target cafe (good 11/27 & 11/28).

Amazing Deal: 100 SeeHere Free Photo Cards

I have been waiting all year to order my holiday photo cards with my daughter in her first Christmas dress. When I saw this deal on Common Sense with Money I was a bit skeptical, but it works. After you create your holiday photo cards (or any other photo cards of your choice) enter promo code newbaby at checkout. You will receive up to 100 photo cards free. Click here to order.

Plus, through the end of today receive 50% off site wide (excluding prints) with promo code 2day.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Blockbuster Express-Free Rental Through 11/30/09

Enter code 9PM at any Blockbuster Express and receive 1 free rental. This offer expires 11/30/09.

Not sure where to find a Blockbuster Express machine? Click here.

Thank you Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Snapfish: 100 Free Prints W/ Purchase & Free Prints for New Customers (Today Only)

When you place an order at of $5 or more, you will receive 100 free prints. This offer is only available through midnight tonight (11/17/09)! Plus, new customers can receive an additional 50 free prints for signing up.
Click here to make your purchase and receive your free prints.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Babies-How Expensive Are They?

I knew that it would be an added expense to have my daughter, but I never realized how much money I would spend during the first year. First there was the baby gear, then the clothing, next the baby food, and now formula.

If you are planning on having a baby or have just had one, it is a good idea to make a baby budget. I have found some great resources to assist you in planning for your little wad of cash (a.k.a. bundle of joy):

Baby Center: Baby Cost Calculator

Money Smart Life: Baby Expense Budgeting Can You Afford to Have Kids?

Remember that there are many ways that you can cut back on the costs of having a child. Here are a few ideas that I have found helpful:

  • Clip/Print coupons. Check out and for weekly printable coupons.

  • Sign up for email/mail savings from companies like Huggies, Enfamil, Similac, Gerber, etc
  • Borrow larger toys like bouncers, jumpers, exersaucers, etc. from friends who aren't currently using theirs (check out this post for more toy savings ideas)

  • Buy clothing from a secondhand shop

  • Breastfeed as long as possible (I found out this month just how expensive formula is!)

  • Make your own baby food (check out this post for more details)
Please leave comments with more ideas about how to save on first year baby expenses!


I have been losing my mind ever since I gave birth to my daughter. I have lost my keys, forgot about appointments, and misplaced things. I used to have to remind my husband of things all the time, but lately he has been reminding me. I like to blame it on the baby brain! Because of this and because of the increase in activities, I am in serious need of a personal organizer. If you are in the same situation that I am, check out this giveaway from Brown Paper Packages for your chance to win a Personal & Family Organizer. You can also download BusyBodyBook's Weekly Grid Sample Page here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Frugal Friday Deals 11/13

Here are some great deals to take advantage of this weekend:

Boston Market- $1 off any individual meal, $2 off any $10 purchase, $4 off any $20 purchase (plus kids eat free on weekends) here.

JC Penny- $10 off any online purchase of $10 or more. Use code GR8VALUE when you checkout (expires 12/18/09).

Coinstar- Get $10 more when you change $40. Click here for details (expires 12/6/09).

Free Download by a CMA Nominated Artist- at Click here for details (must redeem by 11/22/09).

Plus, if you are feeling ambitious this weekend check out the newly released deals for Black Friday from Target!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

30% Off at Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy

Click here to print your coupon for 30% off your entire purchase at Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, and Old Navy November 12-15. Plus 5% of your purchase will be donated to Donors Choose!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Frugal Friday Deals

Here are some great Frugal Friday Deals to make your weekend that much better:

Panda Express- Buy a 2 or 3 entree plate and get a single entree free with this coupon.

Denny's-Buy a burger, fries, and 2 drinks and get a burger and fries for free here.

Gymboree- 30% off between November 5th-8th with this coupon.

CVS- $5 of $30 purchase when you fill out a quick questionnaire here.

Target- 6 Wii Games for $30. Read this for more information.

Gap- 25% off entire purchase including sale items through the 8th with this coupon.

Carrie Underwood Download-Free from Walmart, just click here.

Outback- Free Bloomin' Onion with the purchase on an entree when you become a Facebook fan of Outback here.

Dairy Queen: BOGO free Blizzard when you sign up for their club here (scroll to bottom).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Coupons for Toys at Target

If you are looking for a Christmas/Birthday present for your young reader, there is a great deal at Target for the LeapFrog Tag Junior System. Originally 29.99, LeapFrog is offering a $10 off coupon and Target is also offering a $10 off coupon, making this product only $9.99!

Click here for the $10 coupon from LeapFrog
Click here for the $10 coupon from Target

Target is offering a total of 57 coupons for toys and games. Click here to view and print.