Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
I am a mom of a 1 and 4 year old, so gone are my days of partying in the New Year. This New Years Eve, we'll celebrate by playing games at my church til about 10pm & then retreating home for cheese and crackers and a ball drop. I bet that I will be the only one who makes it til midnight. We shall see.
There are lost of parties I have heard of that I wish I could afford and I wish I had a babysitter for. But Alas, you don't have to spend $50 a head to party in the new year.
Check out this big list of NYE events from the Anchorage Tourirsm website. There is something for everyone.
Whatever you do, do not miss the ice sculptures. We'll be checking them out next weekend!
It is that time of the year again when there is much reflecting and goal setting.
As I look back over 2014, I realized that my mat ain focus switched from coupons to sweeping. No, not sweeping the floor, but kind of obsessively entering sweepstakes. On average, I enter over 150 a day. In 2014, I've one almost $3,100 in cash and prizes. Pretty cool hobby.
The flipside is, my couponing and stockpiling have suffered. *gasp* I actually let my pantry run out of Ragu. That has never happened before in my couponing life.
And there are cobwebs hanging on my blog. Not very cool at all.
So, a resolution I have is to post more. Blog will turn into a couponing, sweeping, Journey to Health, and general Alaskan life.
Happy New Year to you & yours!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
One of the ways I get to try out products for free is through BuzzAgent. I love the programs and great products I've gotten to review. Love that they ship to Alaska and Fred Meyer is one of the retailers in the program. Coppertone CLEARLYSheer sunscreen is one of the best products I've gotten to try through the program.
But I digress....
I was lucky enough to sample Coppertone CLEARLYSheer sunscreen. I did my first test drive when I planted all my seedlings in the garden. It was such a sunny and beautiful day!
I used the spray on for my 4 year old daughter. She thought it was cool that I was spraying it on. I liked that I didn't have to to squirt on my hand, mash it around in my hand, and then apply. It worked very well on her very fair, 1/2 Norwegian skin!
I opted for the tradition lotion kind. It smelled so good. It didn't have a chemical scent like some other sunscreens. It was such a pleasant smell, but not overhelming. It felt great on my limbs and neck.
Now, usually, I skip putting sunscreen on my face. All sunscreens I have ever tried have made my face burn and sting. I'd rather wear a hat and deal with a little burn on my face. Since this lotion felt so light on my arms and I wanted to truly test this product, I went ahead and used it on my face. I am happy to say that it didn't sting my face at all, even when I was in the sun and sweating. That to me is a small miracle. I mean, I've tried almost everything for my face for sun protection, including baby sunscreen in various forms.
The only thing I do not like about this sunscreen is that I doubt its waterproof protection. When I was sweating, it ran down into my eyes and it stung A LOT. I was not happy with this. I wish it had not run so much. I don't I would recommend this lotion for children' faces for this reason.
I've used this sunscreen on myself for every outside event I have gone too. Usually I get freckles on my face in the summer when I have been in the sun. So far, I have no new freckles!
I recommend you always stay protected from the sun. It is not worth the risk of skin cancer cause you want to get bronzed or you just forgot your sunscreen. If you want a nice, pleasant, light weight, and effective sunscreen, try Coppertone CLEARLYSheer Sunscreen.
Coppertone Makes the following claims about this product and I find all of them to be true!
If they could make this product to include mosquito repellent that smelled good and was still light weight, it would be perfect for Alaskans!
I am hoping Carrs will have these during $5 Friday again soon. I want to make sure I am stocked up for the rest of the summer.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
I was sent 4 rolls - 1 to keep and 3 to share. I hated parting with the other 3 rolls, but I gave them to two coworkers and my mom stole one before I could stop her!
The paper towels worked really well. I had a huge mess on my kitchen table ranging from soil to marker to dried juice. It just took two paper towels to clean the mess. I was happy with that.
Viva is a strong and stretchy towel. I was impressed by its usage.
I was not, however, impressed by the texture. It has a coarse texture and it just felt horrible on my skin. It weirded me out. That, combined with the price, means I most likely won't be getting these paper towels, unless I get a killer deal.
I was happy to have tried them. You should check them out if you want to try a nice, strong paper towel.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Hurry and download this coupon to your Fred Meyer card. Its only downloadable today, but it's good for two weeks!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Text Easter and/or spritz to 827438 for these mobile coupons to help you get ready for easter:
$5 Target GiftCard®
with Easter candy and/or basket
purchase of $20 or more
$5 Target GiftCard®
with Spritz Card & Party Department
purchase of $20 or more
Excludes Oh Joy for Spritz items
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I always makes me rounds to all the coupon sites and see what new goodies there are.
Here are some of the paces I go:
Here are the good deals I see for this week:
Spend $75 or more, get a 30 cent Gas Reward. (Even in my tiny Chevy Aveo, thats like saving an extra $3!)
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
- $2 off Fresh fruit purchase of $5 or more
- $1/1 Market Pantry frozen chicken item
- $2 off Deli Purchase of $5 or more
- $1/2 Simply Balanced chips
- $1/2 Archer Farms salsas or dips
- $1/2 Market Pantry crackers (excludes single-serving size)
- $1/2 Market Pantry apple juices (64 oz or larger)
- $1/3 Market Pantry cheeses (exclude single-serve or stacking cheese)
- $.50/2 Market Pantry canned vegetables or fruits
Other active codes include:
OFFERS - Reoccurring standard offers.
BABY - Reoccurring standard baby offers.
CLEAN - EXP 9/7/14
SPRING - EXP 4/23/14
THANKS - EXP 4/23/14
DECORATE - EXP 3/22/14
STORETRIP - EXP 4/5/14
APPAREL - EXP 3/22
PETS1 - EXP 3/22
Thanks to WUC for a heads up on the new code!
***When I first tried getting Target Mobile Qs, I wasn't receiving them. I had to call GCI and get them to allow the texts. Companies like this are sometimes marked as spam. It was a quick call to GCI customer service to allow them.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Dial, Tone or Right Guard Body Wash - 3.50
In store Manufactuer Coupon: $2/2
Final: $2.50 each
Save $5.00 when you spend $15.00 on any Henkel® Personal Care Products including all Dial®, Tone® and Right Guard® Body Wash(This total is pre-manufactuer coupons!)
IBotta Deposit: $1/1 Dial Bar Soap 6 ct pack or larger
Ibotta Deposit: $1/1 Dial Body Wash 11.75 oz or larger
Ibotta Deposit: $0.50 When you redeem the two above Dial offers
Buy 4 Dial, Tone or Right Guard Body Wash - any combo, but must buy 1 Dial Body & 1 Dial 6 pack Soap = $14
Buy 1 dial Hand Soap (price varies - Try Hello Kitty Kids soap with in store coupon) = Around $1.25 (I'll update firm price when I do the deal tomorrow!)
Use two $2/2
In store MQ for Dial
Submit For: $2.50 total in Ibotta Deposits
$5 will be added to your Savingstar Account
Final: $3.75ish or about 75 cents each!
Buying milk this week? If you do the above deal & submit that receipt to Ibotta as well as a Milk receipt, you'll earn $0.50 for the milk and another $0.50 rebate for redeeming milk & two other offers. Score!
New to Savingstar? Savingstar is a simple rebate type program. In Alaska, it is only valid at Fred Meyer. Basically, you register your Fred Meyer card & load offers. After you buy the specified items, Savingstar will add those funds to your account. You can cash that money out for Paypal, Amazon, Starbucks, and other great offers. I've been able to save lots of additional money with Savingstar.
Ibotta works similairly, but its a little more work. You download the App on your phone. Do simple tasks to activate offers. Buy the items. Upload the reciepts. The money is deposited into an account that you can cash out for Paypal or Amazon. Love it!
Downy Unstopables - $9.99 - Buy 3 get a $10 Gift Card
Buy 3 Downy Unstopables -29.97
Use (3) $1/1 Unstopables Target Q - $3.00
Use (3) $1/1 Unstopables MQ IP (zip 77477) - $3.00
-$2.00 off any TWO (2) large DIGIORNO pizzas
Head on over to the Midas Alaska Facebook Page. Make sure you like them.
Look for the post with the above picture. Like the post and you are entered. Easy Peasy!
(Thanks to CouponCliptinista for the heads up!)
Go here and click on the banner to get 50% off any regularly priced pizza. Love a good deal on pizza!
Thanks to Couponing to Disney for the heads up!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
For the full Ad, go Here.
I was surprised to see Happy Cash in our Ad for this coming week. Happy Cash seems to be like a Spring time version of "Jingle Cash." For a all the details on Happy Cash, go HERE.
But Basically, spend $30, get a Coupon for $5 off your next purchase of $30.
Spend $50, get a Coupon for $10 off your next purchase of $30.
Happy Cash can be redeemed 3/23 - 3/29.
These totals are before MQs!
Here are the good deals I see:
Use $1/1 Colgate Total, Optic Wite, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste from 3/9 SS (exp 3/22/14)
$2/2 Colgate products printable
Pay $4, Get $2 RR Back
Final: $1 each WYB 2
Vitamin Water, SMart Water, Fruit Water - 3/$4
1000 BRP WYB 3
Final: $1 Each WYB 3
*** Better deal is Fred Meyer through 3/15 - .89 for Vitamin Water
Purex - B1B1@50% off
$1.50/2 Purex Printable MQ
Final: Depends on starting price.
I'll keep searching for some more deals, but these are the main ones I see. I hope Walgreens gives us something good soon!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
When I got into couponing, I made a special e-mail for all the promotions. I try to get on all the e-mail lists of the companies and products I use.
A great list to be on is Holiday. They send weekly (or maybe every two weeks) emails that have special savings inside. The above coupon is an example. It came in my email this evening. Go to www.Holidaystationstores.com to sign up for the newsletter.
If you go to holiday, be sure to sign up for the key tag and use it for all your purchases. You can earn higher gas coupons and free pop.
(I miss Holiday. Come back to Eagle River!)