Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Free Photo Card - Shipping Included!!

The Card Store is giving away a free photo card, Today Only!!  Includes free shipping and stamp!
Use Code: CSFC0811

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Great Deals This Week!

 This week at Hy-Vee:

  • While supplies last, watermelons are 25 cents a pound!  (That's about half price)
  • Pepsi products are 4/$9 for 12 packs or 6 pack bottles (24 oz)  That's only $2.25 per 12 pack and about 19 cents per can!
  • Red Grapes are 99 cents a pound
  • Doritos and Ruffles are only $1.88
  • KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce only 99 cents
  • Philedelphia cream cheese only $1.50 (I only but cream cheese when it's $1, but this is cheap if you prefer name brand)
  • Peaches and Fuji apples only 99 cents a pound
Thursday Only:
Orange Juice is 99 cents for a half gallon
Ground beef is $1.79 a pound when you buy a 5 pound roll (limit one)
Bakery buns are only 99 cents
7-Up is only $1.67 for a 6 pack
Family size Cheetos, Fritos, or Tostitos are only $3.34. 
Peanut butter is only 99 cents
Hy-Vee Butter is only $1.99

  • Kraft BBQ only $1, with a coupon for $2 off Kool-Aid (which is only $2.49)
  • Farmland hotdogs, 2/$1
  • Kraft mac and cheese, 68 cents
  • Ritz, Wheat Thins, Chicken in a biscuit, or Triscuit crackers only $1.99 (online ad)
  • Handi Snacks pudding 89 cents (online ad)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hy-Vee Facebook Special

Facebook SPECIAL!! Sat & Sun (8/27-8/28) only. Hy-Vee 10pk Coolers for only .99 each! Reg price= $2.19, you'll save $1.20 on each! If your kids like Capri Sun coolers they will love these and you will love this price! Go to Customer Service to get your FaceBook coupon for this awesome special.
 Harlan, Iowa  Hy-Vee only.  Sorry everyone else!

Free Sunday Paper

One way to get more coupons is the Sunday paper.  If you want a free Sunday paper, it works well to fill up with gas at Kum and Go on Sunday mornings and get a free paper.  Once they're out, they're out, so get there early!

Fareway Specials

Fareway has fruit snacks 4/$4.  Coupon is in their ad.  Ads are available inside the door.

Also, fareway American Cheese slices are also 99 cents.  Coupon is also in their ad. 

John Morrell Hot dogs, 69 cents

Don't forget, Fareway matches Hy-Vee's ad, and vice-vera.  So if there is a limit of one, you can double it by getting one at each store!

Hy-Vee Specials

Today through Monday, August 26-29th, Double coupons at Hy-Vee!  Up to 55 cents.  However, you do need to bring in a coupon from Tuesday's paper. 

Also, bakery hamburger buns, pretzel bread, and donut holes are buy-one-get-one free!

Other deals of the week:
Hamburger Helper 88 cents
4 quart Ice Cream $2.99
Hy-Vee pasta 79 cents

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free Samples

Click HERE for a free sample of Carefree

Click HERE for a free sample of Shout Color Catcher

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Online Coupons

Here are some great sites to check for coupons.  There are a lot of them, so don't hesitate to search for some on your own!

This one is through the Des Moines Register, but the coupons can be used anywhere.

This one is for Target.
And, Target will accept double coupons.  Meaning, if you have a target coupon from online, and a manufacturer's coupon, you can use both on one item.  Doubling your savings! 

Here are a few other great sites:

And if you really want to go all out on couponing, this is a great site to follow:
She tells you about great coupon deals, and more!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Panera Card

Do you have one of these?  It's a rewards card, not a credit card.  It's free!  Just ask for one at the counter.  Once you register it online, they load freebies on there.  Right away you get a free sweet bakery item.  Then you just have them scan your card every time you eat there, and they get to know what you like and put more free stuff on the card for you randomly that they think you'll like.  Some of my friends (who eat there often) say they get something free almost every time they go in.  I haven't been there since I got my card, so I haven't gotten anything else, but if you eat there at all, its worth it!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Free Stuff

Click HERE to get your free 8x10 from Walgreens.  Use code PRINTONE before Saturday, Aug. 20 and receive a free 8×10 collage photo from Walgreens.   Pick it up for free or have it shipped for just $1.  That's still a big savings!

Click HERE for 2 free Breathe Right Nasal Strips.

Click HERE for a free book from John MacArthur, "At The Throne Of Grace".
At the Throne of Grace is not a book of officially sanctioned prayers; it’s not a script to follow nor an instruction manual on how to pray. It is a devotional book—something you can open, even to a random page, and benefit from. And it’s yours free, just for asking.

Click HERE for a free sample of Teacher's Tape. 
TeachersTape is a removable foam tape that comes off cleanly with no adhesive residue or tape scraps. Replaces masking tape, mounting clay, push pins and other more expensive fastening options.

Click HERE for a free Appetizer or Dessert at TGI Friday's.
Sign up with T.G.I. Friday’s on their website and get a coupon good for a free appetizer/dessert.

Click HERE for a free trial of Eco Bag Pac garbage bags.

$uzie's Savings Shed

This weekend is the $hed's $econd Birthday! LOTS of great 50% OFF $avings on the remaining Spring and summer merchandise. Perfect for stocking up for next year! Bring in your coupon and save another 25%! This is the last chance weekend for theses deals. She will be closed the next two weeks to change seasons! Come out today and tomorrow 8-5 to $ave $ave $ave!!
($uzie's Savings Shed is a quality children's clothes consignment store in a relaxed, charming, country setting. Go see for yourself...and shop for your kids!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Disinfectant Cleaner

Disinfectant Cleaner

Hydrogen peroxide

Put into a dark colored spray bottle (light breaks it down) and use it to disinfect cutting boards, toilets, whatever..  Or, you can just put a spray top onto the peroxide bottle.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Free Samples

Click HERE for a free sample of Dr. Tim's All Natural Pet Food.

Click HERE for a free sample of Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser

Red Box 10 Days od Deals

If you text “DEALS” to 727272, Redbox will send you a promo code worth between $0.10 and $1.00! This deal is good through 8/24. You can only send one text per phone number per day. For the official details, please visit

P.S.  If you continue to get text messages after the promo is done, check their website for how to stop them.  Usually, you just have to text the word "Stop" to a number.  Its simple.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Scrub Cleaner

Scrub Cleaner

Baking Soda

Splash of vinegar

Good for grout, showers, tubs, ovens, stoves, sinks...


Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Cleaner

1 part vinegar

2 parts water

Put in spray bottle, shake.  I use this for almost tables, counters, microwave, sinks, etc. (You can do 1 part water to 1 part vinegar for more strength)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Save Some $$$$

Have you tried shopping online?  E-bay and Amazon are a must for me when I'm looking to purchase something.  It's easy in a small town, when you're miles from a Wal-Mart, but when it's close by, you don't think of looking online.

For example.  Joe wanted a Leatherman for Father's Day.  We had recently bought one for someone else as a gift at the store (last minute) and it was $25.  I got the exact same one, including shipping, for less than $20!  You can usually find things on Amazon for free shipping, or wait and buy several things so you qualify for free shipping on purchases over $25.

So shop around a little online.  You don't have to worry about wasting gas driving around from store to store.   It's easy to Google your item and pull up 5 or so sites and compare prices . But remember to take into account shipping prices!

Hy-Vee Kids Club

Did you know that Hy-Vee has a Kid's Club? I just found out about it this week.  Apparently, any child, infant to age 12, is eligible to sign up for the Kid's Club. There are great benefits involved too! From my understanding you go to customer service and sign your child up. They will be given a name tag that they can wear in the store. When they wear this name tag they can:
  • Get a FREE gogurt tube in the dairy department
  • Get a FREE cookie from the bakery
  • Get a FREE sucker from the pharmacy
  • Get a FREE fruit snack from customer service
  • Get a FREE beef or cheese stick from the meat counter
  • Get a FREE seasonal fruit from the produce department
I believe they even get something sent to them for their birthday.  Also, with the purchase of an adult meal, kids will eat free at the deli.  Your children will also be put on a mailing list and be alerted by Hy-Vee when they have fun FREE events going on!!!

Each store may vary, so don't hold me to what I listed above.  :-)  But I better go get Josh signed up for this before his birthday next week!

Savings Star

I found out about a new way to save/earn money.  The Harlan Hy-Vee participates, but its for all of you, not just Harlan people. 

Go to and enter your zip code.  It will tell you all the stores near you that are participating.  Go to the store(s) and get a card, enter it online and start saving! 

How it works:
On the SavingStar website, you click on coupons you want to use, and they are added to your card; you don't have to print them off.  You shop at the store the coupons are for and scan your card at the check out.  From what I understand, you don't save the money at the check out, but the money saved is put into an online "bank" and once you reach $5, they will send you a check or several other options.

You still spend the money, but in a sense, its refunded to you through the website.   It's not as instant as a coupon, but it's a deal either way and you don't have to print coupons.  Check it out!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

*Updated* Hy-Vee Facebook Special!!

FB SPECIAL!! Thurs, 8/11 only. Save $1 off any box of Hy-Vee cereal! Most of their cereals are price declined to $2 right now so that would get you down to just $1 for a box of cereal. NO LIMIT. Great time to stock up with school around the corner. Go to Customer Service to get your FaceBook coupon for this great special.
**This works on the bags of Hy-Vee cereal too.  The ones located by the Malt-o-meal cereal.  I would suggest only getting the smaller bags, because if you get the big bags, its not as good of a deal.  There are about 6 types of cereal in the small bags, but you get more in the bags than you do in the boxes and its the same price!
And, green grapes are only 88 cents a pound this Thursday and Friday.  Looks like we're heading to Hy-Vee tomorrow.  Or, I could stay up a few more hours and go...

Homemade Goo

Tools and Materials
2 mixing bowls
Warm water
Elmer's glue
1/4 teaspoon unsweetened Kool-Aid or 4 to 8 drops liquid food coloring
Craft stick
Slime How-To
1. Mix together 1/3 cup warm water, 1/2 cup Elmer's glue, and Kool-Aid or food coloring. Stir thoroughly with craft stick; set aside.
2. Mix together 3/4 cup warm water and 2 teaspoons Borax. Stir thoroughly with craft stick; pour into mixture one, stirring continuously.
3. Remove glob from bowl and work in your hands for 2 to 3 minutes. Store in resealable plastic bag or air-tight container.Tip: If mixture starts to dry out, pour a small amount of water over it and knead for 2 to 3 minutes before returning to a tightly sealed container.
Professor Figgy was the guest on Martha who showed this technique.  He sells slime making kits on his site.  Wouldn't these make a great gift?  I personally will be making my own!

Watch it being made on Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Free Blockbuster Express Movie Codes

Here are some more codes!
Here are some more codes to get FREE one-night rentals from Blockbuster Express. These codes are valid through 8/15.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Harlan Hy-Vee Facebook Special

Tuesday only, August 9th, at the Harlan Hy-Vee

Purex 50oz laundry detergent $1.49 each! Regular price= $4.49, you'll save $3.00 on each! NO LIMIT, but while supplies last. Go to Customer Service to get your FB coupon for this amazing special. Great time to stock up on laundry detergent!

May be cheaper than making your own laundry detergent!

Homemade Sweet and Condensed Milk

1 c plus 2 T dry milk
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c warm water

Beat to blend.  Heat over low heat until sugar dissolves.  Use in any recipe using Sweet and Condensed Milk.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Do you ever shop at Kohl's?  Do you pay full price ever?  If you do, you're CRAZY!  Kohl's Credit Card is one of the few cards that is ever worth opening for a store.  But Kohl's makes it worth your while, as long as you pay it off in full every month.  You can even pay in the store if you have cash or check with you when you check out.  I have paid it off right after my transaction before so I don't have to worry about a bill.

Why open a card?  They send you a TON of 15% off coupons, and sometimes even 20% or 30% off coupons.  When you sign up, ask if you get 30% on your purchases that day, and they should give it to you.  Make sure to ask.  But keep it open, don't cancel it right away, and you get more discounts.  And with clothes already reasonably priced, 30% off helps a lot!

Right now, if you shop online, save 30% with this code: HITTHEBOOKS     You do have to use your Kohl's charge card for it to work though, I believe.  Remember, Charge RESPONSIBLY.  Its only thrifty if you pay it off each month!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Free Samples

Click HERE for a free sample of Beneful dog food.  (It's a rotating banner, so you may have to wait for the offer to come up)

Click HERE for a printable coupon for free Activia yogurt.

Click HERE for a free sample of John Freeda Root Awakening Shampoo.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Going to Cheesecake Factory!!

We're going to Cheesecake Factory on Monday after a visit to the zoo!  Have you signed up to Secret Shop there yet?  It's SO easy, and the survey you fill out afterward is EASY!  The easiest I've see for a secret shop.  What are you waiting for?  Do it NOW!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Free Samples

Click HERE for a free coffee sample from AVA Specialty Coffees.

Click HERE for a free sample of Minteas Tea.  You may need to have a Facebook account. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Thanks Sandy!

4 cups hot water
1 Ivory, Sunlight bar soap OR Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar
1 cup washing soda
½ cup Borax
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan of hot water. Stir constantly over medium-low heat until soap is all melted.
Fill a large kitty litter bucket or 5-gallon pail ½ full of hot water. Add melted soap, washing soda and borax. Stir well until the powder is dissolved. Fill bucket with more hot water.
Stir, cover and let sit overnight.
The next morning the pail will be all gelled and very thick. Stir with a stick to break it up. (Or just use you fingers) Fill a laundry jug half-full of the detergent, and top with more water. (Or leave it concentrated and just use 1/8-1/4 cup)
Shake Well before each use. (It's good to leave it very concentrated....less bottles around)
Use ½ cup for top-load machines, and ¼ for front-load.
Use the thickened, undiluted soap as a pre-treater.