Cyber MondayDeals... still has some good buys going on that aren't sold out...

as does if you're still in the mood to shop.... or maybe you're just getting started.
Oh... and don't forget!

Save up to 70% while supplies last! Exp 12/1/09

Microsoft-Certified Refurbished Xbox 360 System 52R-00007, 20GB, HDMI w/ 2 Wireless Controllers and 3 Games, 1-Year Microsoft Warranty  
$50.00 Off** Today!

Gateway MD7330u Laptop Intel Pentium T4200 2GHz, 15.6" HD Ultrabright Wide, 3GB, 320GB HDD, Webcam, HDMI, 802.11 Draft-N, Windows Vista Home Premium 

Panasonic TC-P46S1 - 46" Widescreen 1080p Plasma HDTV 
$602.95 Off** Today!

Find Amazon's Cyber Monday Deals here Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Find out why I love here.
Use code SAVE

75% Off All Photo Holiday Cards!  WOW!

Walmart: Jello cheap!


Walmart has Jell-o boxes for only $.50 and that is regular price.  There is a coupon book Homemade & Heartfelt Desserts found in some grocery stores with 4 coupons in it that don't expire until 3/10.

CrazyClippers found hers at Sweetbay.  I don't have any of those in my area, but will certainly be on the lookout for the booklet.  I will let you know if I find them so those of you close to me can get your hands on them too.

In the coupon book there is a high value coupon for $1.25 off three boxes of Jell-o.
Buy three boxes of Jell-o
-$1.25/3 from Homemade and Heartfelt Desserts
Pay $.25 for all three boxes!!

Thanks CrazyClippers for sharing this deal!

Hello!! Have you been shopping?

Hi all!!  
I know it's been a few days since I've posted any deals and such.... 
 I will be getting back to that soon.

I've been spending time with family & friends, shopping, and playing with my new Cricut (and yes, I got up at the wee hours Friday morning to get it).

I've been able to get a few good Christmas deals this past week for gifts and am happy with my Christmas shopping progress.  Hope you're doing well with your list as well.  As noted above, I did venture out for a few deals on Black Friday, but was home by lunchtime.  I know there will be more good deals to come without the lines and frustration...  but it was kinda fun, I have to admit.  :)

Did you shop Black Friday?  If you did.... what was your primary purchase?
Curious minds want to know :)

Happy Turkey Day!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my regular readers
& anyone who happens upon my blog today! 

I'm visiting with family and won't have time to post today...

I hope you have a wonderful day!!  
Come back to visit soon!

Looking for some fun crafts for the kids today?  
Check out FaveCraft & FamilyFun for some cute ideas.

Amazon: Black Friday Starts early!

Even if you don't choose to brave the stores on Black Friday...
You can get some great deals online!

One of my favorite places to shop online is

You can often find great deals on Amazon this time of the year, much of the time with free shipping.  I love that most of their items have reviews as well that are truthful.  I
've seen reviews both good and bad for products, unlike many other sales sites.

You can find some of Amazon's ongoing Black Friday deals here.  They are having deals all week for Black Friday, so check back to see if any new deals come up.

Looking for something specific?

Here are some links to help you find the deals you might be looking for ....
Have fun shopping :)

Wii Deal Online at Meijer: Black Friday ONLY!

Free $50 Gift Card with Purchase of a Wii online!  

If you didn't already know... the Wii is cheaper this year than in years past by $50.
Now get it for $199 and get the Gift Card with purchase.

Don't have a Meijer near you?  Don't fret... You can often sell gift cards online on ebay for close to the value of the card, or you can exchange them for a card that works better for you at a site like GiftCardRescue.

Us promotional code:  WII
to get in on this fantabulous deal at

Indian Trail Cranberry Orange Sauce..... Gone!!

If you're looking for the Indian Trail Cranberry Orange Sauce in your grocery freezer, 
you likely won't find it... it's no longer in production!

No April Fools...
this one's for real I'm afraid.

I was lucky enough to have one tucked back in the depths of my freezer from last year that showed no evidence of it's time there.

Hubby tried it tonight (we had a few leftovers from his family's Thanksgiving) and he had to admit that he liked it.  He's always said, "Yuck! Who wants cranberries?" before, but had never really tried it before. 

I did go in search for something to replace Indian Trail so I can still make Mom's Wonderful Cranberry Salad.  I had in mind what I was going to do, but haven't experimented yet.  I will give you Cora's suggestion since she's tried it and it seems to work for most of her readers.


1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
1 whole orange including peel/rind, seeds removed
1 cup sugar
Chop all ingredients in a food processor or a food grinder and stir to mix. Refrigerate until ready to use. Be sure to let it drain a while to remove the excess liquid before mixing it with Jello.

Once I have a chance to try it, and also try my own ideas, I'll let you know what works best for me.  I wanted to give you all a chance to make my Mom's Cranberry Salad for Thanksgiving if you wanted to try it... & I assure you, it's great!

If you try Cora's recipe, or have a cranberry recipe of your own you'd like to share.... Let me know, I'd be glad to share it!

Santa Claus: Letters, Phone Calls, Gifts....

Wow! A Letter From Santa

It's that time of year again!  
Time to start thinking Christmas if you haven't already!

If you have a child who believes in Santa... this is a great gift idea!  Have Santa write the child a letter that mentions their friends, pets, Christmas gifts, etc. or have him call them for Christmas.  There are a few gifts they send along to, depending on the package you choose.

You can learn more about it all here.

Meijer Deals 11/22...

Here are some of the best deals for Meijer
the week of November 22nd-28th

Deals here are based on my local ad in Central Indiana where my local store doubles coupons to $.50. Check here to see your local ad for any differences in pricing.

Turkey Deals

Buy $20 in additional purchases, Get $14 off a Tom Turkey (16.1lbs and up), or $8 off a Hen (10-16 lbs).
Savings off makes Tom Turkeys $.37 lb & Hens $.67 lb **
**Prices are based on smaller size turkeys.

Other Deals

Sweet Potatoes $.39 lb
Red Grapefruit 5 lbs $2.50
Meijer Apple Juice $1.67
Meijer Chunk Cheese $1.29 
Meijer Brown & Serve Rolls $.89

Coca Cola 2 Liters $.99

Birdseye Steamfresh Veggies $1
-$.35 SS 10/17
=$.30 each 

Daisy Sour Cream $1.49
-$.50 SS 11/15
=$.49 each

International Delight Creamer $1.64
-$1 SS 10/4
=$.64 each

Heinz Gravy $.99
-$1/3 printable 
=$.66 each

Dean's Dips $1.19
-$1/2 SS 9/27
=$.69 each

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $.99
=$.69 each

Progresso Broth 30 ox $1.69
-$.50 SS 11/15
-Printable @ Cool Savings
=$.69 each

Eggland's Best Grade A Large Eggs  $1.50
-$.35 SS 11/1
=$.80 each

Toll House Morsels $1.99
-$.50 RP 11/1
=$.99 each

Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.69
-$1/2 SS 11/22
=$1.19 each

Breyers Ice Cream $2.50
-$.75 RP 10/18
=$1.50 each

Dole Salad Blends $2.50
-$1/2 @ Cool Savings
=$2 each

Playskool Dinoroars Stompers $19
=$9 each

Fisher Price Trio Builders Starter Set or Fire Station $15 
-$5 Printable
=$10 each

New to Meijer? Having trouble finding/printing Meijer Mealbox coupons?

Now providing weekly updates for the Grocery Gathering, hosted by BeCentsAble.


Black Friday....

Black Friday is fast approaching and there is so much out there to look at already!

What is Black Friday?  
The Friday after Thanksgiving... The day they say stores get out of the red and into the black for the year.  When they actually start making a profit.  Don't know if that's really true, not worked retail enough to know, but that's the story.

The ads are numerous and too many to list! 
I've listed a few ads here that might be of interest.  You can find a lot of great lists and links for deals at

I've listed Meijer first because their sale 
is actually on Thanksgiving Day!
   Don't miss it! It's a good one!

Meijer- Thanksgiving Day Sale- Some great buys here.  Wii Fit Bundle $44.99 (good luck on this one!), Webkinz $8, Razor Rip Rider $79 (these look like fun!), Cricut Cartridges $34.99, Shoes B1G1 for $1 (been waiting for this one!)

Here are a few to check out for Black Friday...

Walmart- of interest to me... Cricut Expression in colors with 2 cartridges included $188 (my girlfriend has one of these and it's great !!! .... Gotta get my own sometime Jill!...Maybe it will be Friday).

Jo-Ann Fabrics - Cricut Cartridges will be $28.88 each

Old Navy Jeans: Kids $10, Adults $15

Kohl's- Never venture there anymore on BF because the lines are simply too long!!  Two hours is too long to wait to checkout for anything... if there's a deal there you want, I hope the lines at your store are better!
A Full Cup

Know of a great deal on Black Friday you think I should post?  Let me know and if you have a site or blog I'll link to you if I use your deal.  :)

CVS Deals 11/22-11/28...

Here are the best deals I see for this week
November 22nd-28th

Complete Contact Solution $8.99, Get $8.99 ECB
-$1 10/25 RP
-$1 Coupon
=$1 overage 

Tums $3.99, Get $1 ECB (limit 2)
$1 Coupon
-$1/2 RP 11/15
-$2 CVS store coupon from the Flu Booklet

Spend $12 on Select Glade Products, Get $4 ECB (limit 1)

Sense & Spray $6
Buy 2 ($12), Use 2 coupons
-$4 SS 10/18
-$4 coupon 

Glade air freshener spray $.99
-B1G1 free SS11/1
=$.50 each

Nestle Toll House Morsels $2
-$.50 RP 11/1
=$1.50 each

M&M Holiday Mix 3.00 B1G1 Free
=$1.50 each

Hershey Kisses $3
-$1 SS 9/13
=$2 each

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush $6.99, Get $2 ECB (limit 1)
-$1 SS 10/18
= $3.99 each

New to shopping CVS the frugal way?
Check out my CVS 101 post for help getting started.

Providing weekly updates for the Grocery Gathering, hosted by BeCentsAble.


Walgreens Deals 11/22-11/28...

Here are the best of the deals I see this week at Walgreens...
November 22nd-28th

Walgreens $5/$25 Coupon good Sunday 11/22 & Monday 11/23 

Sharpie Permanent Markers Buy 1 for $.99, Get 1 Free

Scotch Mailers 2/$1
Christmas Gift Sacks 10/$1 with in-ad coupon

Reynolds Wrap $.99 with in-ad coupon
-$.75 SS  11/15
=$.24 each

Kleenex Facial Tissue $.89 with in-ad coupon
-$.50/3 SS 11/1
=$.72 each

Triaminic Cold or Allergy Relief 2/$10, Get $5 RR wyb 2
-$3/2 SS 10/18
=$1 each

Carefree Ultra $1.99
-$1 SS 8/30
=$.99 each

Stayfree $1.99
-$2/2 SS 8/30
=$.99 each

Hershey's Holiday Minis, Bells, or Kisses 2/$5, Get $1 RR wyb 2
-$1/2 SS 11/8
=$1.50 each

Schick Quattro Titanium or Quattro for Women $6.99, Get $3 RR             
-$2 SS 11/22
=$1.99 each

Tylenol Cold or Allergy Relief $4.99, Get $3 RR wyb 2
-$3/2 RP 9/13
-$1 RP 11/8
=$2 each+

Hershey's Bliss 2/$7, Get $2 RR wyb 2
-$1/2 SS 9/20
=$2 each

New to shopping Walgreens the frugal way?
Check out my Walgreens 101 to get started.

Providing weekly updates for the Grocery Gathering, hosted by BeCentsAble.


New Shopping Network:

I just came across a newer site called is a site that sells household items at reasonable prices and ships them too you...
and shipping is free!

I can see how it would work well for new mothers who don't have the time or energy to get out and shop for the essentials.  It's also great for those who just don't get there shopping done like they'd like to, and with their coupons you can do well if you watch what you purchase.

I mentioned above that some of their items even offer coupons!  The coupon amount comes off when you place the item in your cart... I've seen coupons up to $4 off some items.  You can find the best buys and coupons by clicking on the link "Other ways to shop" and then find "Shop the best deals".

Some good buys that I noticed when I was shopping around were Lipton tea bags 16 ct. with coupon was $.59 & Huggies Diapers as low as $7.69.  I felt their prices were good considering that you get them shipped to you for free.

You also get a $10 credit after you spend $50 with them.  You don't have to spend that much in one shopping event... that balance accumulates until you reach the $50.  A nice bonus for giving them a try.

What really caught my eye about this program is that you can redeem your Swagbuck codes for a gift certificate that you can use with them.... 20 Swagbucks earns $5!  That's a much better conversion than Amazon!

You can sign up for Swagbucks here if you don't have an account already to start earning points towards free gift cards.  All you have to do with Swagbucks is use them as your search engine, and you will earn points to redeem for free gift cards and many other things.  I love'em because I earn points or "Swagbucks" every day just being online doing what I would be doing anyway.

Then sign up for here to get your account set up to get some good deals shipped to your home.

Target: Del Monte Deal....

Get Del Monte Canned Fruit for $.60 each at Target....

Del Monte Fruit is on sale this week at Target for $.97-$1.09

Buy 8 at $.97
-$1/8 SS 11/15
=$.60 each

Get your Target coupon at
    Click on the Coupon tab at the top.

AFullCup is a great resource for deals and I love their coupon generators.  They make it easy to print multiples of the same coupon, instead of printing one over and over again on other sites. 

Thanks Crazy Clippers for sharing this deal.

Funny Story...

Just had to share this one with you all....

Hubby and I went out for dinner with our little guy in tow last week after a doctors appointment.  We had to travel an hour to the appointment, so decided to eat at a place we enjoy but don't often get to because of the distance.  Let's face it... The real deciding factor was that I had a coupon!

The restaurant of choice... 
Bucca di Beppo

I've only been there a few times, but love thier meals and I had recently gotten a $10 off coupon in the local newspaper which was perfect timing. 

We sat down to order and shortly after, my little guy needed to run to the restroom.  I took him while Hubby stayed at the table.  It was relatively quiet in the room where we were seated with just a booth right behind my husband and a table across the room full.  My Hubby couldn't help but overhear part of the conversation coming from the booth.

There were two couple sitting there and one of the women must have pulled a coupon out of her purse.  The gentleman with the other lady made some kind of comment... "Who uses a coupon at a place like that anyway?" 

Her response... "Well, I guess the one that's saving $10 on their meal tonight!  And that would be me!"

You go girl!! 

I had an extra coupon that I was hoping to hand to someone who might be able to use it... and I told Hubby he should have offered it to them, but it was probably better he didn't.

I just found it amusing that someone was too proud to use a coupon... or at least that's how it sounded.  I guess I'm just used to being frugal and never have a second thought about using coupons or discounts.  To me it's normal and fun... I hope if you ever feel shameful about using a coupon you realize that you're doing the smart thing by using it... and I'd prefer to be smart than prideful.  :)

We ate inexpensively at a restaurant I enjoy with the help of a coupon and mindful ordering.  The waitress asked us about dessert and my favorite is Tiramisu which they offer.  It was $9.99 by itself!! I asked her if she could serve me half for half price and she offered to check.  She came back with a half portion, which was so enormous that after my little guy and I ate some, I took half of it home too. 

Freebie: Thanksgiving Craft eBook!

Free ebook of Thanksgiving crafts with 30 projects!

Welcome your family and friends to a Thanksgiving feast at your home with homemade decorations and table accents.

Also a collection of crafts for kids.
Have fun with this one!

Crocs Deal got even better!

Crocs, Inc.

Good deal just got better!!

Now get 10% off and free shipping... just click on the Crocs logo,  then click on "Deal of the Week" in the lower right hand corner.  Use discount code customerloyalty09
Ignore the other codes on the site, you will only get 10% or free shipping, not both with them.

Code makes these Crocs just $8.99 shipped!!

Get your favorite sports fan a pair of Crocs...

Crocs... Deal of the week for only $34.99 $9.99!
Pair that with the savings below for free shipping or 10% off....


Now they have some flip flops available for $9.99 each as well.... 
 $8.99 after discount code!
You can also find them in the Deal of the Week section.

Happy Christmas Shopping!!

Note:  If you are a new customer... check out as a guest to get the discount to go through.

Also... if you're a Cashbaq user, get 5% back by logging in.
Never used Cashbaq?  It's a free, easy way to get cash back on your purchases online. Get $5 for being a new customer and 5% on your Crocs purchase today.  Sign up here.

Personalized Christmas Cards... VistaPrint Sale!

Vista Print

Sending personalized Christmas cards complete with pictures is all the rage these days, especially if you have kids and your family lives away.

I've used VistaPrint on several occasions and have always been satisfied with their products.  Click on the link above to get the discount on Christmas cards, or go check out their other great buys.  They often offer freebies on their site as well.... just look for "free products" on the left.

Don't get caught in a time crunch!  
Thanksgiving is next week by the way  :) 

Multiple Deals!!

Deals, Deals Everywhere!!

Now that it's getting closer to Christmas, the deals are getting better and more frequent, so I've chosen to list a few that I've found today in the same post.

Get your favorite sports fan a pair of Crocs...

Crocs... Deal of the week for only $34.99 $9.99!
Pair that with the savings below for free shipping or 10% off....

Crocs, Inc.

Just use the link above and then click on "Deal of the Week" in the lower right hand corner.

For the princess in your life...

Barbie 3 Story Dream House only $149  $99 at ToysRUs!
Plus... get free shipping
Click on the picture to take you right to it.

Toys R Us

Now that you've taken care of some gifts...   
Something for dinner :)

Get a coupon for $5 off Papa Murphy's Family Size Pizza with a coupon here.

If you see a great deal you'd like me to share simply leave a comment or email and I'll take a look at it.  If I share your deal and you have a blog or website I will link to you :)

Coffeemate Creamer Coupon!!

If you've followed me at all, you know I love Coffeemate Peppermint Mocha Creamer!!  & now is the only time of the year you can buy it... if you can find it!

Kellie over at CrazyClippers sent me a message to let me know that there's a new coupon over at Coffeemate.... $1 off!!

 You can get your coupon here.

Thanks Kellie... Love this one!

If you have a great coupon or deal you'd like to share, leave a comment or email me and I'll link to you.

Vera Bradley Sale....

Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.
Get 10% off your order right now at Vera Bradley
with code 10offsale

Hannah handbags are on sale for $12!! There are normally $45...
And you can pick almost any color!! 

Take off the additional 10% and pay $10.80 + s/h.

These would make great Christmas gifts for the girls and ladies in your life! 
or maybe even for yourself...   I won't tell.

There are lots of other things on sale as well... 
so take a look around, check out the "sale" section for the best buys.

Snapfish.... Offer Good Today only....

This is a good one... Take advantage!
Make a collage for Christmas gifts...
Pictures make wonderful presents for family or friends!

Just click on the image above to qualify...

Some ideas to get you started....
Flip Books $4.99
Stationary $4.99
Photobooks $5.99

Amazon Video Game Deals...

Amazon has some great video game deals going on right now!  
My friend clued me in to them... Thanks Jill!!

Buy a Nintendo Wii and a Wii Fit and get a free $50 Amazon Gift Card.
The $50 actually comes off at checkout, so no need to spend any more money!  Details here.

Get $20 off your video game purchase when you buy 2 participating Wii, Playstation 3, XBox 360 & spend $80 or more.  Lots of great titles!  Enter code: BUY80G20 at checkout.  Details here.

Buy the new Super Mario for Wii that is currently on sale and get $10 credited toward your next video game purchase through Amazon.  Details here.

I will be using some of my Swagbucks to make a Christmas purchase!!  
Don't know what Swagbucks are...??

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See my Swagbuck points & info below

My Current SwagBucks!