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Thursday, May 7, 2015

5.7.15 - My Unbelievable Huggies Deal at Target

Less than six weeks til baby and I'm still working on my diaper stockpile and scoring great deals. But today, I scored my greatest deal yet...so good, it's almost unbelievable! This deal totally just made my week and although you may not be able to get your OOP as low as mine (since I started out with two gift cards in hand), I'll show you how I did my deal exactly and you can still score a great deal even without the gift cards at the starting line...

For starters, if you're registered at Target like I am, view your registry online and print it out. At the top of the first page you should see a coupon offer to receive a $10 Target gift card when you purchase $50 in baby products. PLUS, Target is running a deal that when you purchase 2 qualifying baby products, you'll receive a $10 Target gift card, no coupon necessary.

If you do not have a Target Baby registry, simply create one and put a few items on it and when you select the print option, you too should see the coupon to receive the gift card as listed above.

OK so here's the part where I started out a little ahead of the game. As I mentioned previously, I already had my baby registry created with Target and had received a free $20 gift card in the mail from Target as a thank you because Target is awesome like that :) I also had a $6 gift card I received from a prior promo deal I did in store a month or so ago and I had been holding on to these gift cards just waiting for a super deal opportunity like this. Also, already in hand, I had a 15% off your registry coupon which Target sent me via mail as well and these items were already listed on my registry. So with $26 in Target gift cards, the registry coupon for a $10 gift card with $50 purchase, and my 15% off registry coupon, I was ready to go...

I grabbed the following:
1 - Size 2: Huggies boxed diapers $24.99
1 - Size 3: Huggies boxed diapers $24.99
1 - Huggies Natural Care wipes $1.97

I used the following coupons:
1 - $10 GC wyb $50 in baby TQ (Note: Be sure to present this coupon FIRST)
2 - $4.50/1 Huggies boxed diapers MQ
1 - $1.50/1 Huggies boxed diapers via Target Mobile Coupons
1 - $1.50/1 Huggies boxed diapers TQ (received in Target registry gift pack coupon booklet)
1 - 15% off Registry TQ (took off $6.05 for me)
1 - 5% off Huggies wipes via Target Cartwheel
Used $26 in Target Gift Cards
Paid balance with my Target Debit card and received 5% off for being a card holder (took off $0.39 for me)
Paid $8.60 OOP
Received 2 $10 Target Gift Cards

I then submitted my receipt thru Ibotta and redeemed the Kimberly - Clark deal for purchasing 3 of their brand products and received $3.00 cash back in my account. (Note: you must purchase three different products to qualify, hence why I purchased two different sized diapers)

So after the cash back and the gift cards, it's as if I got all three products for free plus $14.40 in my wallet to boot!

Like seriously, this deal was awesome!!! And even without the gift cards to start out with, you could pay somewhere around $35 bucks (depending on your coupons & if you've got any gift cards, your OOP could be higher or lower) and after receiving the $20, it would be like paying only $15 bucks for all three items. Still a great deal in my book!

Sidenote: I've also heard word that some people received Catalina coupons at the register for purchasing Huggies products, I wasn't that lucky but I'm surely not complaining :)

*will post link to the high value Huggies coupons as soon as I locate it again

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fab: DIY Pallet Coffee Table

Long ago...on one of my many Pinterest cram sessions, I discovered the frugally fabulous creation that is....the pallet coffee table! Here are my fav inspirations...#1...#2...#3.
I have been wanting to create one for our living room ever since then and promised myself I would once the weather warmed up....but at 7 months pregnant, I needed a little help, *insert husband here* :-)

So with a little coercion...bit by bit...I managed to get the hubby to build us our own coffee table, despite his lack of interest, and doubting the whole idea all together...in the end he impressed even himself and was so proud of our creation, so much so, I caught him bragging and even visiting Pinterest WITHOUT ME and wanting to make more creations!

I tell you, we adore this thing...and best of all, it cost us absolutely nothing!

Here's how we did it...

First things first, I gathered pallets from work (for free of course)...then we just used tools and some old paint that we already had on hand.

At first, we tried to follow some of the instructions we found on other blogs but quickly ditched those ideas after unsuccessful attempts and pretty much just winged it and made our own custom creation. We took the nicest of the pallets and cut off the two end boards to bring the table down to a desirable size to fit in our space. Then we sanded down the whole thing to make it smooth enough to not cause injury (splinters anyone?) Then we took the two end boards we cut off previously and cut them into four even sections to act as our table legs, then we simply drilled holes and screwed them onto the table top and viola! We had a table...and after a good double layer of black paint, we now have this beautiful piece in our living room...what do you think? Isn't she lovely!

P.S. When I say "we" I really mean "him"....I just....errrrr....supervised the whole thing ;-) lol

Saturday, April 4, 2015

4.4.15 - Community Easter Egg Hunt Today in Chesterfield 11am-2pm

Here's a fun free event for the kids in celebration of Easter here in Chesterfield off of Ironbridge Road.

The Dets as listed at ironbridge.org: 

Easter At The Bank

Join us for the second annual Community Easter Celebration!  We will meet at the Chesterfield Food Bank on Saturday, April 4, 11am-2pm.
Egg Hunt Times:
3 & Under:  11am, 12pm, and 1pm
4-6:  11am, 12pm, and 1pm
7-10:  11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm
Don’t miss the petting zoo, live music and inflatables.  FREE hot dogs for the first 500 people!!

 Location: 12211 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831

I won't be able to join in the fun since I'm stuck at work once more, but I've assigned my hubby the task of taking lots of pics :-)

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

3.31.15 - Did You Know That You Could Possibly Score a Free or Reduced Priced Breast Pump Through Your Insurance!?

Well it's true! And the best part is it's the easiest thing you could possibly do. I kid you not. I found out about this perk directly through my insurance program. However, I was a little skeptical after doing a little 'google research' which turned up a lot of frustrating stories of having to jump through hoops to get it or not being able to find a vendor but from my personal experience, I found the complete opposite to be true. The whole process, from order placement to delivery, took barely 4 days which even included the weekend, which is superb! Here's how the process went for me:

1st: I obtained a prescription through my doctor during my regular prenatal  appointment this past Friday.
2nd: I obtained a list of vendors by calling my insurance company and I chose to use Edgepark as I had seen a couple of reviews on them with positive experiences.
3rd: I visited the Edgepark website as listed on my insurance documents, which simply  asks you what state you live in and your insurance provider in order to verify the partnership and show you your breast pump options. For me, there were six choices which included the Medela Pump In Style Advance system that I had  been eyeing which was exciting to say the least. I made my selection, entered my information, and placed my order that Friday evening.
4th: I immediately received an order confirmation which  included information on where to submit  a copy of my prescription for quick processing (or they would obtain it for me on my behalf but processing time would be extended) I simply used my CamScan app on my phone and emailed a copy as instructed.

The Result: My order shipped the very next day and I received it at lunch time on Tuesday. Even my husband was impressed to see the delivery come so soon and I never thought I would be this excited about pumping! Lol

Here's a look inside my package which is valued at $179.00 and I paid $0.00 [outside of my insurance premiums of course :)]

So ladies, please be sure to check with your  provider to see if this perk is included in your plan before shelling out hundreds of dollars!

3.31.15 - Baby Expo Goodies

So the Baby Expo was this past Saturday and although I had to work and didn't get to experience all of the festivities that were lined up, I did get to chat with some folks and snag some goodies - my favorite part being the coupons of course!! Especially the 15% off Burlington Baby Depot coupons which I might have been a little too excited about lol #DontJudgeMe :) Anyways, here's a look inside my bag...

Hopefully you got the chance to stop by and have a little fun with the kiddos!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3.17.15 - Auntie Anne's App Rewards + Free Pretzel Offer

I just love a hot fresh cinnamon sugar pretzel from Auntie Anne's and was probably too excited to hear that they have come out with a reward program. The sweetest part is you get a free pretzel for just signing up! I couldn't get to Auntie Anne's fast enough to redeem my offer :-)

Download the app today on GooglePlay or in the AppStore then just create an account via the app and receive your free offer and starting earning rewards today!


3.17.15 - Free Shutterfly Photo Book - Available Thru 3/23/15

Here's an easy freebie from a company I love. Shutterfly is offering a free Photo Book to everyone by simply using the promo code: 1FREEBOOK (or purchase a larger book and the code takes off $29.99) I love making these books personally and make one for every big occasion and to capture vacation memories. Enjoy!