Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thrifty Tidbits - 6/10/10 edition

Wow, I've seen some pretty awesome sales, but .29 for a box of cake mix?

I haven't been grocery shopping much this week. It's so darn hot and I usually shop on my lunch hour, which means climbing in and out of a hot car and sweating. I think I'll condense all my shopping into one big evening trip.

Here's what I've been up to the past few days:

CVS - I stopped into CVS yesterday to check which coupons were printing out of the magical coupon machine. I got some good ones:
  • 3.00 off one Huggies box
  • 2.00 off two Axe Shower Gels
  • Free Dove Chocolate Bar - free chocolate? CVS knows the way to my heart.
  • 1.00 off Dove chocolate (8.5 oz.+)
  • 1.00 off any CVS brand Allergy Item
  • BOGO Godiva Gem bag- what is a Godiva Gem bag?
KOHL'S- I have a $25 Kohl's gift card from my birthday in March that I've been hanging onto. I collected a few $10/20 Kohl's coupons this week from the AZ Republic. Those are good through 6/20, so now I'm just watching my email waiting for a 15% off shopping pass. They come out all the time. As soon as it does, I will attack!

CRAFTY PROJECT - I am in the middle of making a crafty project for my 22 month old. Have you ever heard of a quiet book? Click here for an example. My mom made some of these felt books when I was younger to play with at church and other places where we had to be quiet. They are so fun and I think my daughter would really get a kick out of an activity book like that. She is very into zippers, clasps, clips, and buttons right now.
You know me, I don't want to spend a penny on this, so I am trying to figure out the cheapest way to create this. I have been printing every 50% off Michael's, Hobby Lobby, & JoAnn's coupons I can find and searching through the clearance bins looking for fabric remnants and other odds and ends. I have quite a collection going. WARNING! CHEAP PLUG - if any of you have any extra felt (any color, any size), fabric, buttons, clips, zippers, ... anything like that, I will take it off your hands! As I start to construct it, I will show my progress on the blog so you can make one too if you want. Start gathering all the odds and ends you can find.

FEBREZE HOUSE PARTY - I was selected to host a Febreze House Party on Saturday June 26th! I am so excited about this one... who doesn't love Febreze products?

As a party host, I will receive:
  • 1 - Febreze Set & Refresh Branded apron
  • 2 - Home Collection Room Spray (Pomegranate Mango)
  • 5 - Home Collection Flameless Luminaire Starter Kit (Pomegranate Mango)
  • 8 - Febreze Set & Refresh Starter Kits (Hawaiian Aloha)
  • 8 - Febreze Set & Refresh Starter Kits (Linen & Sky)
  • 10 - Home Collection Scented Reed Diffusers (Pomegranate Mango)
  • 18 - Home Collection Flameless Luminaire Refills (Pomegranate Mango)
  • 20 - Sandra Lee and Entertaining Tip Cards
  • 20 - Febreze Home Collection product samples
  • 20 - Febreze Set & Refresh Branded Cocktail Napkins
  • 18 – Febreze Set & Refresh Coupons
Woo hoo! Stay tuned for more pictures when the party pack arrives and when I have the actual party. Also, look forward to a give away of Febreze products and coupons after the party! Are you signed up for House Parties yet? If not, sign up here!

E-COUPONS & PRINTABLES - I have been checking each day for new EQs and as I find them, I've been loading them to my store cards. If you haven't checked in a few days, click on the EQ links on the right side of my blog. There have also been some awesome printable coupons released in the past few days. Make sure you guys are printing those too so when I do my coupon match-ups, you can do them too!

Remember to click here and enter my "Good Earth Gift Pack" give away! It ends tomorrow - Friday, June 11th at 3pm (AZ time) - less than 24 hours to enter! At this point, you have a pretty good chance of winning. If you enter the maximum number of times, you'll have a 25% chance of winning!

What have you guys done to be thrifty & frugal today?


  1. where is the cake mix sale?

  2. Congrats on the house party! I just applied for the Boboli one. I got the Gerber one a few weeks back and LOVED it! House parties are so much fun! And I love your idea for the quiet book. My baby is almost 1 (sniffle sniffle) and I am willing to try anything to possibly get him to sit still in church... at least for the first 10 minutes maybe??? =)

  3. I didn't realize you worked! What do you do??


  4. Anon- Sorry, I didn't specify that picture is from 1953. :) That cake sale is long over. Thanks for the comment!

    Amanda- Ooh, the Gerber House Party sounded like a lot of fun. I'm glad one of my readers got into that one! I'm glad you are excited about the quiet book project! I'll make sure to post as soon as I start.

    Allie- I do work - full time. I work for an accounting firm in Mesa. Which happens to be centrally located to a ton of grocery stores, making my lunch runs quick and efficient! Maybe some day after all this couponing pays off, I'll get to stay home. But for now, I have lots of blessings and can't complain. :)

  5. I get to host a Febreze House Party too. I am so excited.


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