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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

National Mom's Nite Out - May 9th!!!!

Tomorrow, May 9th, is National Mom's Nite Out and participating Simon malls are celebrating by hosting an event to celebrate all the mom's out there! Looks like there will be lots of fun, goodies, and freebies to be had!

Here are a list of our participating malls here in Virginia:

Charlottesville Fashion Sq. 1600 East Rio Rd. Charlottesville VA 22901
Chesapeake Square 4200 Portsmouth Blvd Chesapeake VA 23321
Fashion Center @ Pentagon 1100 S. Hayes St Arlington VA 22202
Virginia Center Commons 10101 Brook Rd. Glen Allen VA 23059

If you live elsewhere, you can check to see who is participating in your neck of the woods here.

Get out! Have some fun!

I hope to see some of yall out there!!!

Thanks Colin @ hip2save.com for the heads up!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

4.28.13 - CVS: Green Bag Tag is No More

Some sad news for my fellow CVS shoppers...CVS has made the decision to discontinue the Green Bag Tag program - today I unexpectedly received  $2 ExtraCare Bucks along with a message stating "We are sorry but our Green Bag Tag program has ended. Please accept these ExtraBucks Rewards for your past participation. Your tag is recyclable"

As I've previously posted and you may know, the Green Bag Tag served as a bonus way to earn ExtraCare Bucks by opting to not use plastic bags and for doing so, CVS would reward shoppers with $1 in ECBs on every 4th tag scan for being "green".

No word on the reason behind the discontinuation.

Another change definitely worth mentioning is that CVS has now changed the way that percentage off coupons are applied when used in conjunction with ExtraCare Bucks (and possibly CVS coupons??? - Post in the comments if you can verify that). If you've signed up for CVS emails, you likely receive percentage off (ex. 20% off) or dollars off (ex. $4 off $20) coupons weekly. Their system now only deducts the percentage off coupons to your balance after all ECBs are applied. This is an important thing to note because the percentage off coupons could end up being of less value. But a penny saved is a penny saved!

Sidenote: The value of the dollars off coupons (ex. $4 off $20) does not change - so keep an eye out for those in your email and be sure to use them whenever they are available.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

2.14.13 - Vistaprint - Part 2!

So my second order arrived just in time for Valentine's Day which makes me one happy girl!

Here are the details on this order with a whopping savings of over $180.00 thanks to Groupon, Shop At Home and Ebates! I was able to order the remainder of my wedding stationary, gifts for my maid of honor, along with some custom products for my little princess, plus a few extras!

In this order I purchased everything you see using my $17 Groupon for $70 worth of products and scored free shipping for spending $25 above my voucher value and in conjucntion with Shop At Home and Ebates cash back programs - I paid just $40.70 for everything above.

1-Large Poster
1-Medium Poster
10-Flat Invites with envelopes
5-Sheets of large labels
3-Luggage tags
1-Personalized Women's T-Shirt
20-RSVP cards with envelopes
1-Personalized coffee mug
1-Coffee mug
1-Samll Tote bag
1-Lawn sign stand
1-Personalized T-Shirt
1-Sticky note pad
2-Sets of 140 address labels
250-Business cards
1-Window Decal
1-Yard sign
1-Yard sign
100-Postcards with envelopes
Total = $26.30 - Shop At Home 6% cash back plus the cost of the $17 Groupon - Ebates 6% cash back gave me a grand total of just $40.70

My combined total for both orders equaled $80.56 for everything I needed for our wedding and way more!!! Compare this to my quote of $72.98 for just 30 invitations and envelopes from another popular printing service company, the value and savings here are truly amazing and I am extremely happy with the quality, service, and Vistaprint entirely! I couldn't be happier!

Happy printing!

Monday, January 28, 2013

1.28.13 - Vistaprint Groupon

Two weeks ago, I found a great deal on Groupon for printing services at Vistaprint.com offering $70 worth of personalized products for just $17. I quickly snatched up the deal before it expired because as luck would have it I had just started pricing wedding invitations and the sort to much dismay at the hefty prices most printing companies were charging for their services. I put together an order for the basic things I wanted and was so excited about the savings and the products they offered that I immediately submitted my order. While waiting for my order to arrive I did some searching and found that they offer a lot of freebies ALL the time (limit of 10 freebies per order). I was previously under the impression that they offered freebies only at certain promotional times and I hadn't received an email notification of any current freebies but a Google search produced links to all sorts of freebies. If only I had known about the freebie links I would have added a bunch to my order but that wasn't possible after the fact of course. So ever since then I have been patiently waiting - ok, impatiently is more true since I visited Groupon every day since, looking for the deal to pop back up again lol and had no luck before today. Today, my impatience and another Google search produced another link to the deal available Nationwide but under San Diego for some reason? (the deal under my city of Richmond showed expired). I immediately purchased the deal and went thru shopathome.com for 4% cash back :) So now I am beyond excited to order more products for my wedding that I wanted PLUS all of the free bonuses! Here's the link to the Groupon that is available for a few more hours yet... http://www.groupon.com/deals/vista-print-winter-san-diego
And from what I can tell, this deal is available often so if you do miss it today, I'm sure it'll be back again and again!

Oh, and here's my first order:
250 Free Business Cards
2 Calendars
25 Business Card Magnets
30 Invitations + Envelopes
30 Menu Cards + Envelopes
30 Thank You Cards + Envelopes
24 Envelope Seals
2 Deluxe Tote Bags
Paid just $39 with free shipping for all of the above! My second order will be even better with all the freebies so look out for a post on that order to help inspire your next purchase :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

12.31 - CVS - Final Coupon Trip of 2012!

Well..2012 is almost over and I just couldn't end the year without one final coupon trip to my favorite store CVS -  besides I have a few coupons I wanted to put to use before they expire today. Plus, I also wanted to finish earning my Beauty Bucks before they reset in the new year.

I wound up doing a second transaction, when after the first, I realized that I was half way to the $10 Extra Bucks for spending $30 in P&G products...so here are my transactions...

Transaction #1

2-Simple Fash Wash - clearance $4.19 each
1-Schick Hydro Silk Refill - sale $15.29
2-NyQuil - sale $6.49 each
1-Puffs Tissue Box - sale $0.99
3-Tresemme Shampoo - $0.99 each
3-Tresemme Conditioner - $0.99 each
2-Children's Advil - $6.99 each
Total = $57.56

Used 1-$10/$50 CVS purchase
Used 1-$8/1 Schick Hydro Razor Refill CVS coupon
Used 1-$2/1 Schick Hydro Razor Refill MQ
Used 3-$2/2 Tresemme products CVS coupons
Used 1-BOGO Free Children's Advil MQ
Used 1-$1/1 Children's Advil MQ
Used 2-$1/1 Vicks product MQ
Used 1-Free Puffs wyb 2 Vicks products MQ
Used 2-$3/1 Simple product CVS coupon
Used 2-$1.50/1 Simple product MQ
Paid $12.63 with CVS gift cards earned through Viggle
Received $3 ECB for purchasing Schick
Received $1 ECB for 4th green bag tag scan
Should receive my final $5 Beauty Bucks for spending $50 in beauty products

Transaction #2
1-Charmin Basic 12 pk - sale $5.77
2-Always Infinity 18 ct - sale $3.99 each
2-Dawn Hand Renewal - sale $0.99 each
1-Febreze Car - sale $2.99
Total = $18.72
Used 1-$1/1 Febreze Car MQ
Used 2-$0.50/1 Dawn MQ
Used 1 -$0.25/1 Charmin MQ
Used 1-$2/1 Charmin CVS coupon
Used 1-$2.50/2 Always MQ
Used $4 ECB from transaction #1
Used remaining balance on gift card of $2.65
Paid $6.21 out of pocket
Received $10 ECB for spending $30 on P&G

So at the end of it all I spent only $6.21 for $76.28 worth of products and have $15 extra care bucks to spend which comes out to a profit of $8.79 -Yaay!