Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Super Cheap Vitamins!!!

O.k. I am constantly talking about Puritain's Pride Vitamins because they are SO INSANELY CHEAP!! They have these awesome sales 2? 3? times a year? Where you buy 1 get 1 free or buy 2 get 3 free!

Well, the sale is back on. I have been trying to find cheap prices for my son's vitamins and yet still end up paying like $6 something for 2 60ct bottles (which of course are the ones that they are supposed to take 2 of each day) and that is with a bogo sale and 2 coupons. Price wise it works out to about 5 cents a vitamin and since it is 2 per day that is 10 cents a day.

Well, I decided to look at Puritain's and see what their prices are.

Here we go:

I can get 720 chewable vitamins for my son (and they are 1 a day not 2 a day) and pay less than $31 shipped! That is over 2 years worth of vitamins for less than $31 shipped! This amounts to $5.15 a bottle and about 4 cents each day!!

This is 6 bottles (these ones are on sale for buy 2 get 4 free!) and 120 vitamins per bottle. Also if your child is younger than 4 then you only have to give 1/2 a vitamin so your cost will only be 2 cents per day!!

Buy 1 Get 1 Free or Buy 2 Get 3 Free at Puritan's Pride Vitamins! Offer Valid: 6.17.11 - 8.09.11

Children's Chewable Multi-Vitamin
120 Chewable Tablets
Item #030231
Supports your child’s healthy growth and development**

Features pediatrician recommended Vitamin D 400 IU+

Contains Vitamin A for eye health, Vitamin C for immune health, and Calcium and Vitamin D for strong, healthy bones**

Enhanced with the B Vitamins, which contribute to energy metabolism**

Our delicious chewables come in flavors your kids will love: cherry, grape and orange

Buy 1 Get 2 Free 3 for $12.99
Buy 2 Get 4 Free 6 for $25.98
Shipping is $4.95 (orders shipped in 24hrs not including weekends and holidays)

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1/2 Tablet for Children 2-4 Years of Age

1 Tablet for Children 4 and Up
Servings Per Container: 240/120

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin A(as Beta-Carotene and Retinyl Acetate) 2,500 IU 100% 5,000 IU 100%

Vitamin C(as Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid) 30 mg 75% 60 mg 100%

Vitamin D(as Ergocalciferol) 200 IU 50% 400 IU 100%

Vitamin E(as dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 8 IU 80% 16 IU 53%

Thiamin(Vitamin B-1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 0.75mg 107% 1.5 mg 100%

Riboflavin(Vitamin B-2) 0.85 mg 106% 1.7 mg 100%

Niacin(as Niacinamide) 10 mg 111% 20 mg 100%

Vitamin B-6(as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 1 mg 143% 2 mg 100%

Folic Acid 100 mcg 50% 200 mcg 50%

Vitamin B-12(as Cyanocobalamin) 1.75 mcg 58% 3.5 mcg 58%

Biotin(as d-Biotin) 20 mcg 13% 40 mcg 13%

Pantothenic Acid(as d-Calcium Pantothenate) 5 mg 100% 10 mg 100%

Calcium(as Dicalcium Phosphate) 50 mg 6% 100 mg 10%

Iron(as Ferrous Fumarate) 9 mg 90% 18 mg 100%

Phosphorus(as Dicalcium Phosphate and Magnesium Phosphate) 50mg 6% 100 mg 10%

Iodine(as Potassium Iodide) 75 mcg 107% 150 mcg 100%

Magnesium(as Magnesium Phosphate and Magnesium Oxide) 10 mg 5% 20 mg 5%

Zinc(as Zinc Oxide) 7.5 mg 94% 15 mg 100%

Sodium 15 mg

*Daily Value not established.
Directions: For adults and children 4 years of age and over, chew one (1) tablet daily. For children 2 - 4 years of age, chew one-half (1/2) tablet daily.

Other Ingredients: Sorbitol, Dextrates, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, Aspartame, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, FD&C Red #40 Lake, FD&C Blue #2 Lake, Silica. Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine

Supports your child’s healthy growth and development**
Features pediatrician recommended Vitamin D 400 IU+
Contains Vitamin A for eye health, Vitamin C for immune health, and Calcium and Vitamin D for strong, healthy bones**
Enhanced with the B Vitamins, which contribute to energy metabolism**

Buy 1 Get 1 Free or Buy 2 Get 3 Free at Puritan's Pride Vitamins! Offer Valid: 6.17.11 - 8.09.11

Monday, June 20, 2011


I think I did pretty good today at Kohls.

I had a $10 off $20 coupon, a $5 giftcard type thing that was sent to me and a 15% off coupon. The nice thing about Kohl's is that they generally let you use all of these together!

I bought myself 2 pairs or pants ($12, $8), shorts ($3) and then I bought my son a 3pk of monkey cups ($2.79), a monkey mug ($2.79) and a monkey split plate ($2.79). I only paid $14.88 with tax!!!

Factory Girl

This was a movie about Edie Sedgwick during the whole Andy Warhol Factory thing in the 60's. Lots of drugs and lots of sex. But maybe that is what the 60's were like? Not sure since I wasn't born until the 70's. It was an o.k. movie but there was a lot going on and very crazy paced. Though, I am sure this was to give you a feel of that time and that life. I thought the actor portraying Andy Warhol did a rather good job (but of course what do I know - I never met Andy Warhol). It was another sad movie about what drugs and alcohol can do to your life and how it can ruin you. Also I remember reading about how Andy Warhol seemed to use people and it shows in this movie (again never met him so I really don't know). I do enjoy Pop Art so I always liked his unique form of art. Also a big fan of Keith Haring. I won't lie I thought Hayden Christensen was absolutely gorgeous in this movie. He seemed to be portraying Bob Dylan though they just refer to him as "the musician" I guess there was a possible lawsuit if they would have said it was supposed to be him (something about it looks like she died because of him - which I would say it would have had more to do with Andy Warhol then Bob Dylan but that is just my opinion). Back to Hayden Christensen - his acting was so so but wow, he was extremely dreamy looking in this movie. I could stare at him for hours. lol More info can be found here about the movie "Factory Girl".

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Publix BOGO Tombstone Pizza

If you did the Hasbro Tombstone Pizza deal then you might still have some of your free pizza coupons. If so Publix has Tombstone bogo right now so you can use your free coupon and get 2 for free!

I have 3 of these coupons (should be getting the 4th soon) so I will go and buy 2 now (my freezer is tiny!) and hopefully, they will offer this sale again before the coupons expire.

Free 8x10 Collage Photo at Walgreens

Use code : 1freebie (which is valid until Saturday the 18th) for a free 8x10 collage photo choose pick up at store and it is totally free. If you choose to have it shipped to you then you will have to pay shipping charges.

Just go to www.walgreens.com for more details.

I do these everytime they offer which saves me lots of money on buying 8x10's for my family. Think Christmas, Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day etc.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wowzers! 51% Cash Back on Magazines!

Plus most of them are $5 off! To get this awesome deal you have to go through Ebates.com and then click on their link for Magazines.com.

At Magazines.com you will notice that many of their magazines (200) are $5 off with code: DADSDAY . So right there is an o.k. deal but since you went through Ebates.com you will get 51% of that money back. Not too shabby!

Here is my order:

Working Mother 8 issues $9.97

Family Circle 15 issues $14.97

Subtotal $24.94
Coupon Savings – $10.00 code: DADSDAY
Sales Tax FREE
Shipping FREE

Total $14.94
and because of going through Ebates I will get 51% of that back a little over half of that back.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FYI - Pur Faucet Mount Filter as Low as $14.99

Right now they are on sale at Target and Publix for $21.99. There is a Target coupon for $4 off and a manufacture coupon for $3 off. So you can get for as cheap as $14.99at both stores as long as that Publix takes Target coupons (each store varies). There is also a $3 off Publix coupon too so if you don't have a Target near you can get it for $15.99 using both the Publix and manufacture coupon.

I bought one today and will be using in conjunction with a Brita Pitcher because our water is that bad.

I don't know if this is a great price or not but this is the cheapest I have seen them for (with coupons).

More Photos of Our New Baby!

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Dog Skip

I was looking for a family friendly movie to watch with my son today. I decided to check out some of Amazon's movies that are free to watch for Prime Members. I decided on "My Dog Skip" and I was not at all disappointed in my choice. This is a very heart warming and touching movie.

Some of the stars include:
Kevin Bacon
Diane Lane
Luke Wilson
and Frankie Muniz

Yes, that is Harry Connick Jr as the voice of the older Willie Morris.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Deleting My Facebook Account

I no longer have a Facebook account thanks to an extremely rude person who reported me as spam.

Here is how many posts I had in the last 2 months on Facebook and you tell me if that is spam?

4 posts to my wall in May

6 posts to my wall in April

8 posts to my wall in March (which works out to 2 a week)

Yet, most people post numerous times each day and also have loads of posts of all the games on Facebook (which I did not do because I think those are annoying). Even though I found those annoying did I mark them as spamming? No.

I tried posting something on Wednesday and that is when I got the message (when trying to post) that my website link (this website) had been reported as being spam. I hadn't even posted anything yet in June and this would have been the first post of the month.

The thing that irks me the most (aside from just what a jerk the person is) is that I never friended anyone on Facebook they all friended me.

Everyone needs to understand that I am take up my valuable time to write in this blog. I don't get paid for it, I don't get brand new appliances, trips, hotel stays, car rentals etc. like a lot of the other bloggers out there do. Yes, I do use some affiliate links (which yes, I have a disclaimer - see side of my blog) but guess what? I have made less than $100 since I started writing in this blog back in 2008. And that $ includes sign up bonuses (which is a large portion of the $ I have made). I have also hosted contests on here with items I bought with my own money. I don't make a lot of money from my actual job (if I told you how little I made you would be shocked). I also don't have friends or family helping me out with anything. I do everything 100% myself. I pay for everything 100% myself. So this website takes up my time, so does Facebook and Twitter but I thought hey, maybe I can help someone else out with finding ways to buy things cheaper. I know if it weren't for my frugal ways we would not be able to make it. And I am sure there are plenty of other people out there who are in the same boat as me and if they found this website I could help them.

I spent over an hour on Facebook trying to find a way to contact them so I can this whole mess cleared up but there is no way to contact anyone who works for Facebook. I also made a new Facebook account and nope still could not post links to this blog. So there is no point for me to even have a Facebook account since it was only for me to direct people to this blog.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Please, Welcome Our New Addition!!

We have a new baby in our family. Yes, I know so many of the bloggers out there have recently welcomed a new baby in their family. So what makes ours so special? Well, he is a very cute baby. Yeah, yeah you say everyone thinks their babies are cute. No, really he is so cute. He was not planned (well, not more than a day of thinking if that) and we really don't have the space for him nor could we really afford him (I won't even tell you how much he cost and all his stuff cost - YIKES!!). But if we get rid of some stuff and sell some of our stuff (that we no longer use) then everything will be fine.

Today we welcomed a baby prairie dog into our family. He will cost us about $20 to $30 every 2 months I am guessing so we will have to make sure we sell that that much of our stuff every 2 months. Which shouldn't be too hard (hopefully). I also want to put about $200 in an account just for him for any vet bills down the line. So again I will try and get that money by selling our things we no longer need. Bonus it will make some more space in our home which we desperately need.

Again he wasn't exactly planned nor was he budgeted into our fiances but he was so cute and I didn't want to have to wait another year to buy one. They are kind of seasonal. I also didn't want to chance that they would once again be banned like they were years ago.

I just hope he makes a good of an addition as another one I had 13 years ago who was the best thing ever. Maybe this new one can somewhat fill that void that the other one left when he passed away. :(

I had been planning on buying my son a pet in a few years. I was thinking along the line of a gerbil or guinea pig but I am way much more happier and excited about a pdog!!! The greetings I will get when I come home everyday. Oh this is so exciting!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CVS This Week

I bought loads of stuff this week at CVS. I did rather well. I didn't take pictures of all the Dunken Donuts coffee I bought (which got me a free $10 gas card) or the milk I bought which gave me a $1 ecb.

John Frieda $5 each spend $10 get $3 ecbs used (2) $5 off coupons = free (just tax)

Oral B Pulsar $6 each get $3 ecbs back each (limit of 2) used (2) $3 off coupons = $6 for both with $6 ecbs back

Revlon spend $10 get $4 ecbs back used $3 off $10 plus (2) $2 off coupons $4.99 + $6.99 minus coupons = $4.98

CVS Qtips $1.89 each

Ban $2.99 minus 75 cents coupon get $2 ecbs back

Loreal $5 each spend $10 get $3 ecbs back used $3 off $10 plus (2) $2 off coupons = $3

Colgate $2.79 minus .75 cents coupon = $2.04 got $2 ecbs back

Ivory soap .99 cents each used (2) $1.00 off coupons = free

I of course used various ecbs that I already had to help pay for everything. Got $21 in ecbs back.


My son and myself love pancakes. We could eat them every single day (he's lucky he is so skinny!). I had forgotten all about this photo that I took when he was eating pancakes one day. It ended up looking like the Batman symbol. My son is only 4 and no I did not help him. It was a regular shaped pancake but he made it into this:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Ebates has online rebates and coupons for over 1,200 stores! This is one of those stores that you go through their link to whatever shopping site you choose and then you get cash back on your purchase. They also have coupon codes available on their site to help you spend less. I have been using them a lot since I signed up and have already had 2 checks sent to me. They also offer specials where they double the cash back for certain stores.

They are free to join and they generally have a sign up bonus of $5 to $10 when you sign up. Go here for details.

Great Deal On Magazines!! Perfect for Father's Day!!

Only $1 each subscription!!!!! Use code : NQWT-YHMJQE-XXN8SH It does have auto renewal but you can cancel that right after you order it!!! Which I just did. (Auto-renewal has been cancelled.)

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At the end of their introductory terms, Men's Journal and Rolling Stone will each renew to a 1-year auto-renewal term. Us Weekly will renew to a 12-issue auto-renewal term. These subscriptions will renew at the lowest price for each term at the time of renewal. See below for more details on how automatic renewal works.

If you have questions, please contact us at magazine-promo-help@amazon.com.

About Automatic Renewal Subscriptions
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• Regardless of whether you are a new or existing subscriber, customers receive the the same low price on renewals.

• Automatic renewal also makes annual gift giving easier. Learn more about how to give a gift subscription.

Us Weekly (12 issues auto-renewal)
Not eligible for Amazon Prime (Why?)
Quantity: 1 Change
Usually ships within 4 to 6 weeks.
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Gift options not available.

Rolling Stone (6-month auto-renewal)
Not eligible for Amazon Prime (Why?)
Quantity: 1 Change
Usually ships within 4 to 6 weeks.
Sold by: Wenner
Gift options not available.

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Total: $2.00
Gift Certificate/Card: -$2.00


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Various Survey Sites

Remember you will not get rich by doing these. But you can make some extra cash and or gift cards for doing surveys. Best bet is to have an email address strictly for these and not use your everyday email addy for them.

I really like this one a lot! I have cashed out so far for $60 worth of Amazon giftcards!!

Have You Joined Swag Bucks Yet?

If not what are you waiting for??? Use it instead of google and you can cash in for gift cards to all sorts of places including my favorite Amazon.com. You can join or learn more about it here.

This is my current Amazon giftcard balance. I just added another $5 to it thanks to SwagBucks.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gift Card Rescue

Here is a way to buy gift cards for cheaper than their face value. You can also sell any gift cards that you do not want!

Various Daily Deal Sites

Monday, June 6, 2011

Swap Out Your Old Books and Clothes

I am thinking of joining this one since I love to read and I go through so many books.

Here are two good ways to get rid of your kid's clothes that they have outgrown and get some new ones (new to you - used clothing) that fit.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Series

I watched all of these about a year ago but just recently bought them all for a little over $15 (gotta love going out of business sales - aside from of course people losing jobs). So I recently sat down and watched all 3 in 2 days. I absolutely love these movies. They are not for everyone since there are some very disturbing scenes in them. Also not everyone enjoys subtitles. I did try reading the first book but did not make it through it. This was prior to watching the movies. So I will be giving it another try very soon. I really think Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist played the parts perfectly. I don't think the American versions will come anywhere close to these original versions.

More info can be found here :
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

Friday, June 3, 2011

Billy Banks Taebo Amped

So I decided to start exercising. Now, this is something I do not mind doing at an actual gym but exercising in my house is another story. Since having a child I now can no longer afford the gym (the actual cost, the gas it takes to get there, and of course paying someone to watch my son while at the gym, not too mention the wear and tear on my car)so my only option is at home. Another issue with at home is that our home is SUPER TINY and VERY, VERY CLUTTERED.

It is already way too hot to go for walks (that's the south for ya!)so outdoor type exercising is out of the question. Unless I want to be found somewhere on the ground passed out from heat exhaustion.

So last week I bought Billy Blanks Tae Bo Amped DVD Set. I started using it yesterday. Wowzers, I can tell that if I actually stick with it, it will work. I admit I was only able to last for maybe 5 minutes but that is O.K. because eventually, it will be 10 minutes and so on. Baby steps here baby steps!

I figure if for 2 weeks all I can do is 5 minutes 5 days a week then I am o.k. with that. Because soon enough I will be able to do more time each day. As I was doing the exercises I was definitely feeling it. So that is always a good sign in my book.

I am going to track my results on this blog so maybe you want to join me too?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

$10 for $20 Worth of Old Navy!

Go here to purchase a $20 credit for Old Navy for only $10! Deal ends today! Credit does not expire until July 30th! If you do not see it for your area then try Austin,Texas.

The Fine PrintExpires Jul 31, 2011
Limit 1 per person. Purchase of Groupon may take up to 48 hours to process. Valid on purchase of $20 or more from 6/2 to 7/30/2011 at Old Navy Stores only. Product restrictions apply. One time use in US only. Not transferable. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Good for $20 of merchandise ($10 Paid For value plus $10 Discount Offer value). Discount Offer value expires 7/30/2011. $10 Paid For value does not expire. This Groupon is valid for sale items and for in-store promotions. Valid in US stores only.

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