Tag Archives: 2009

Think About It!

Our tagline for Intentional Moms (the ministry I work with) is Think About It. Not only is it a literal challenge to get people thinking about our name, but a bigger challenge for parents to think about what type of legacy they want their children to have and to be intentional about getting them there.

Catherine Hickem wrote a very poignant newsletter this month on this very topic and I know I benefitted from the reminder to think about my parenting instead of simply trying to survive each day! When people ask you how you’re doing, do you typically answer, “Busy!”? If so, then this is a must read for you:

A part of the Intentional Moms! logo is the phrase “Think About It”.  One of our main organizational goals is to get moms thinking about various facets of their motherhood.  Truth be told, I have observed a great lack of thought among today’s moms and it is causing great harm to today’s children and tomorrow’s future… Click HERE to read more.


Walgreens Deals: 8/30-9/5

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Here are some of the best deals at Walgreens this week (thanks to Money Saving Mom). Remember, Register Rewards are a coupon printed out after your transaction that you can use like money at Walgreens towards your next transaction.

Secret Deodorant–$1.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $2/1 coupon from $62 in Savings Kmart Coupon booklet
Free after coupons (hand manufacturer’s coupon first to avoid beeps)

Campbell’s Soup–$0.69 after in-ad coupon
Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable coupon
$0.19 each after coupons

Velveeta Cups–$0.89 each after in-ad coupon (regular price is $1.39 each)
Use B1G1 coupon from the 8/9 SmartSource insert
$0.19 each after coupon (hand manufacturer’s coupon first to get this price)
Easy Mac Cups–$0.89 each after in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 printable coupon
$0.39 each after coupon
Nursery water–2/$2 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 printable coupon
$0.50 per gallon after coupons

Coffee Mate Liquid (16 oz.)–$1.50 each
Use $1/1 printable coupon
$0.50 each after coupon

Buy 1 Colgate 360 Actiflex Toothbrush at $2.99, Get $2.99 Register Rewards
Use $0.40/1 coupon from the 8/30 SmartSource insert
Free plus $0.40 overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Breath Right Nasal Strips (10 count) at $4.99, Get $4 Register Rewards
$0.99 after Register Rewards
Buy 1 Rembrandt Toothpaste at $5, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 whitening product coupon from 8/2 SmartSource inserts (toothpaste is labeled as a whitening product)
Free plus $1 overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners at $1.99, Get $1.99 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 printable coupon
Free plus $1 overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Floss at $2.99, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon from the 6/14 SmartSource insert
Free after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Men’s Zone Razor Blade System at $3.99, Get $3.99 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards

Buy 1 Theraflu Cold, Cough, or Sinus Relief at $4.99, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $2/1 printable coupon
Free after coupon and Register Rewards

Friday’s Freebies: August 28, 2009

I am so excited to introduce my new page: ONGOING DEALS

While still in its formative stage, I’ve finally created a place where you can go to see deals that are ongoing, including birthday freebies, kids eat free locations, and more! I’m currently gathering national deals, as well as local deals for TN & FL. If there’s something you’d like to see, just post a comment below and let me know! Otherwise, enjoy the Friday Freebies below!

A&W: Free small limeade with purchase coupon HERE

ACE Hardware: Click HERE for a list of items you can get (some for free) with rebate at Ace Hardware this month (Thanks to Moms by Heart)

Beech Nut: Free Starter Kit by filling out the short form HERE

Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register.

Beneful: Get a free issue of Dog’s Life Magazine HERE

Blockbuster: Click HERE to get codes for FREE movies from their Express Kiosk in July & August

Books from Birth: Free books for kids from birth – 5 (Middle TN). Click HERE for details.

Cesar Bistro: Celebrate this new restaurant-inspired experience for small dogs on Saturdays from August 22nd–October 10th! Four-legged friends will enjoy free samples at intimate dining experiences in over 125 parks and beaches. Click HERE for details.

Chi-Chi’s: Get a FREE reusable bag. Check out my post HERE

Dior: Get a free sample of Dior Hydration Cream at Nordstrom with the coupon HERE

Domino’s: Get a FREE Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake from Domino’s pizza if your birthday is in August (no purchase necessary, but you will need to verify your date of birth). 

Enfamil: Free Breastfeeding Support Kit HERE

Famous Dave’s BBQ: If you live near a Famous Dave’s BBQ and your name is “Dave, David or Davy”, you get a FREE MEAL on August 30th to celebrate their birthday!

Friday’s: Click here to get $5 off for every buddy you bring in.

Greenies: Free pet samples HERE

Hallmark: Get a Free card HERE

Holiday Station Store: In August, you can get a free Breakfast Tornado or Hot Snack (up to $1.39 in value) with this coupon.

Home Made Simple: If you haven’t already, get this free coupon book PACKED with coupons (including some free products) HERE

Ihop: Kids eat free (with each adult entrée purchase) from 4-10pm now through September 13, 2009.

Inbox Dollars: Get paid to take surveys, read emails and more. Get $5 just for signing up HERE

Kraft: Get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try New Kraft Products. Click HERE
Kraft Singles & Minor League Baseball: Bring your Kraft Singles wrapper to get a FREE ticket when you buy one. Click HERE for details (valid through September 1, 2009)

Lands End: Every Saturday from 8/8 through 9/12, collect all six Lands’ End Pack Pals for free when you bring your kids into the store (no other purchase is necessary). 

Marble Slab Creamery: Get FREE ice cream on your birthday when you sign up HERE

MARS: Chocolate Relief Act – The first 250,000 to sign up HERE will get a coupon for their choice of a free chocolate bar! (Starts at 9am EST every Friday through September) With all the BOGO sales, this could turn into two if you wait for the right sale!

Melting Pot: Free chocolate fondue when you sign up for their club HERE. They also send a lot of great specials throughout the year!

Nabisco: Free Calendar of Savings ($55 worth!) HERE

Parent’s Choice: Get your free sample of Immune support Baby Formula HERE

Pottery Barn Kids:

•   Story Time – Tuesdays @ 11am
•   Registry Workshop – Tuesdays @ 7pm

Publix Baby Club: If you’re getting ready to have a baby or have a child under two, you definitely want to sign up HERE for some fun freebies and GREAT coupons from Publix!

Race Trac: Get a FREE bottle of water when you print out THIS COUPON

Talbots: Click HERE for a coupon you can take into the store for a FREE pair of Flip Flops

Victoria’s Secret: Get a FREE 1 oz Pink Body Lotion with the coupon HERE. You can also sign up for their Newsletter, “Pink Nation”, to get more freebies, including a Free Beauty Kit!

Williams Sonoma
: Check out their August schedule of free culinary demonstrations HERE

Winn Dixie: Click HERE to get a coupon for a FREE photo book

Saturday’s Shopping Deals: August 22, 2009

Babies R US: Get over $460 in savings during their fall preview sale with the coupons HERE (You can also get a FREE umbrella stroller with any $150 online purchase)

Banana Republic: Cardholders get 10% off, every Tuesday through October 31. (Online code TUESDAY10). You can also get 30% off your entire purchase through 8/23 when you buy a pair of jeans.

Barnes & Noble: Get a 15% off one item coupon HERE good on select books.  There is also FREE SHIPPING on all new textbooks. Remember, all stores offer complimentary WiFi service now.

Borders: All DVD & Blu-Ray sets 40% off with THIS COUPON.

Children’s Place: Take an additional 25% off Fall Items: Summer Items $2.99 & under

crewcuts: Free shipping on all crewcuts online orders (J. Crew’s children’s line)

CVS: Save $4 off a $20 purchase through 8/23 THIS COUPON

Disney: Get a coupon for $10 off Blu-Ray HERE and $5 off a DVD HERE

Food Lion: Coupons that can be used at your local grocery store if they accept competitor coupons.

GAP: Fall Preview Event through 8/23 – 20% of your purchase with CODE: FALL

Gymboree: Circle of Friends Promo through 8/23 – go here to give your email and Print Coupon

Johnny Rockets: Get a FREE SHAKE when you enter their “FAMEous” contest HERE

Macy’s: One Day Sale on August 22nd

New York & Company: All pants & jeans are BOGO FREE. You can also click HERE for additional coupons.

O’Charley’s:  Get 2 meals for $14.99 Sunday – Thursday

Office Max: Save 20% on your online order with code OMX20 HERE

Old Navy: Fundamentals Sale! Stop in early TODAY (8/22) for $3 Adult Basic Tees and $1 Kids’ Socks. Make sure you also check for additional discount coupons at www.oldnavyweekly.com

Pottery Barn Kids: Free Real Simple Decorating Class on Saturday, August 22nd at 10 am. Attendees receive a 10% discount on products featured and an exclusive back-to-school guide with checklists, recipes and more.*

Quiznos: Buy one sandwich and get one for $1

Rite Aid: Check HERE for a coupon for FREE back to school items with purchase.

Snappy Tomato: Get coupons HERE

Southwest Airlines: Fares starting at $59 one way HERE

Stein Mart: $10 off a $45 purchase with coupon HERE

Tide: Get $1.50 off their new Stain Release line with THIS COUPON

Toys R Us: Get a free lunch kit with any backpack purchase. Also, 30% off Lego and Thermos Containers

Vista Print: Get any number of business/marketing products for free HERE

Welch’s: Get $.75 & $1 coupons HERE from Welch’s

Winkflash: 20% off Back to School Photo Items HERE

Publix Deals: August 20-26

There are some GREAT deals at Publix this week! I really haven’t been buying much there lately, with being out of town so much and the TRIPLE coupon deals at Kroger and Harris Teeter, but you definitely want to stop by and grab some of these. Also, I found two new PUBLIX COUPON INSERTS in the front of the store (one in the turnstile, and one on a separate display), so look for those, as I was able to get Lunchables for $.50 each and some cheap Tyson chicken when I paired those Publix coupons with our store’s IN-STORE specials.  Also, if you want to find Publix deals specific to your state, be sure to visit www.couponmom.com.

Sale Price            Item Insert Cpn Value  Final Price
$1.80 Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, 1 pt ctn — BOGO 06-21 S $2.00 FREE
$1.00 Purina Mighty Dog Dog Food, 5.5 oz can (cpn shown is for a FREE can) 07-26 S $1.00 FREE
$1.25 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4 pk 4 oz cups — BOGO 08-09 GM $1.00 $0.25
$1.25 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4 pk 4 oz cups — BOGO 07-12 S $1.00 $0.25
$1.25 Yoplait Yo-Plus Digestive Yogurt, 4 pk 4 oz cup — BOGO (see printable cpn through Coupons.com link) 08-09 GM $1.00 $0.25
$2.50 Chinet Casuals Lunch Plates 36 ct. 08-09 S $2.00 $0.50
$2.50 Benefiber Powder Sticks, 8 ct (see cpn database for additional cpn) — charity! 07-12 S $2.00 $0.50
$1.58 Kotex Maxi Pads, 14-24 ct — BOGO — charity! 07-19 S $1.00 $0.58
$1.35 Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner All Purpose: Lemon Scent, 4 in 1 Pacific Fresh Scent or With Bleach, 32 oz bot, or Antibacterial Kitchen, 22 oz bot — BOGO — charity! 08-09 S $0.75 $0.60
$1.80 Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, 1 pt ctn — BOGO 08-09 RP $1.00 $0.80
$1.80 Kraft Velveeta Cheese Product, 16 oz loaf — BOGO 08-09 RP $1.00 $0.80

$25 Restaurant.com Certificate for $3!

Save 70% Off w/every $25 Gift Cert. order. Use code PALATE. Pay $3 thru 8/24/09 at Restaurant.com.

Now through 8/24/09, you can get a $25 Restaurant.com certificate for only $3! Just click the link above and use promo code PALATE

Monday’s Menu Plan: August 17, 2009

I can’t believe that summer is technically over (based on the fact that school has started here in Nashville), but we’re experiencing some of the hottest days we’ve had all year! However, that means there’s still great nights for grilling ahead (even if that means just using the George Foreman inside). Yesterday we made our first family trip to the Nashville Farmer’s Market and I got a great sampling of fresh vegetables I’ve never tried before, like different kinds of zucchini, squash and eggplants, so you’ll see those mixed into the recipes this week! Enjoy!

Monday Strawberry Muffins (made with spinach from Deceptively Delicious)   Chicken Salad wraps with grapes   Homemade Pizza
Tuesday Cereal and Citrus slices   Cheese & cucumber sandwiches with veggie chips   Ham & Cheese Mini Fritattas and home fries
Wednesday Fruit Oatmeal   PB&J  with pineapple chunks   Fish & Homemade Chips
Thursday 5 Grain Toast with goat cheese and mashed berries   Egg salad sandwiches & granola bar   Ultimate Meatloaf over mashed potatoes
Friday Cereal & applesauce   Cheese Quesadillas with squash puree & chopped chicken   Zucchini fettuciniwith fresh basil and parmesean
Saturday Cheese Eggs & Grits   Italian Sausage with Lentils   Crockpot Sticky Chicken with rice pilaf and grilled eggplant
Sunday Breakfast Burritos   leftovers   Sante Fe Salad with chicken and black bean salsa