Thursday, January 29, 2009

Marc's Markdowns

I tend to stay away from Marc's because I feel like I go in there for one thing, and then spend $25 on a bunch of closeouts that I don't really need. Today I went in specifically to look for markdowns on produce and there it was: the $1 bag of produce shelf. At my store it's over by the pharmacy. Kind of an odd assortment of stuff but each bag is priced at only $1. A whole bag of navel oranges, a large bunch of green bananas, 3 large bell peppers- green, orange and yellow, clumps of vine tomatoes, and 3 lovely perfectly ripe avocados. I bought the avocados and a buck later I had a yummy bowl of guacamole!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Intuition Razor Deal at CVS

Intuition Plus Razor at CVS this week (1/25-1/31)
$8.99 plus get $4 ECB
there is a $3 off peelie coupon on the package
total net cost $1.99 (limit 1)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Grocery Store Mark Downs

I usually shop at Giant Eagle due to the double coupons and the fuel perks. However it is kind of a pricey store. One thing I have discovered, if you go first thing in the morning on a week day Tuesday-Friday, they usually have meat marked down quite a bit if it has the same day date on it. I will regularly just snatch up any cheap meat I find. Especially the organic meat. Also at the store I shop they usually have 2 or 3 shopping carts near the pharmacy with marked down and discontinued items. I got some eco-friendly dishwashing detergent for $1 recently.
Someone told me that Marc's has produce marked down first thing in the morning, but I haven't tried that yet.

Friday, January 23, 2009

CVS Advisor Panel

I think this used to be called the CVS Advisory Panel. You can go here to sign up with your email and Extra Card to be a CVS Advisor. CVS will send you a couple surveys per year and you can earn $5 to $10 to $15 in Extra Care Bucks for participating. Occasionally I have gotten $5 Extra Bucks just show up!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Food Giveaways

If your family is in need of food and you live in Summit County- you can get food from the Open M food pantry on the 3rd Friday of every month. You do not need a referral just proof of residency. Also free produce on the 4th Tuesday of every month. (They do not distribute food in December)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Do you need a part time job?

The US Census Bureau is hiring for the 2010 Census starting now! Jobs range from $9 to $18 an hour. Go here for more details. First you need to take a US Census Bureau test. Call 1-866-861-2010 to find a testing location near you.

If you live in the Akron area, one of the testing sites is The Chapel in Akron and Green. Go here for more details. (Scroll down to Employment Opportunities on the left)

Bath & Body Works

If you buy something at Bath & Body Works and give them your email address they will occasionally send you coupons. I just got this one by email. Get a free Signature Collection Item with any purchase (up to a $12 value). They usually have items in the store you can buy for $1 or $2. Makes a great Valentine's gift!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Google AdSense

If you blog, you should sign up for Google AdSense. They will put a couple ads on your site and you make a few bucks. Easy-Peasy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Getting Organized

Well it's January and it's the time of year everyone either works on dieting or organizing- or both! One thing I started to struggle with last year is what to do with all the "artwork" kids make. My daughter just started preschool this year and she already brings home about 4 things a day! I started by hanging her artwork on the basement door. She likes to look at it all and the door is big- I let her help me tape things up. Next I take a digital photo of each little masterpiece. In the fall I took the best projects and used the photos to make a photo book of just her artwork plus some school photos. She loves her book! I saved my favorite items in one of those brown accordion file folders you use for filing bills and stuff. I use one slot per year. The rest I threw away (yes is was hard!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Free Mini-flashlight

Go to AgriGenius and take a quiz and win a free mini-Maglite flashlight. thanks Carol!

All You Health & Fitness magazine

Get a $0.50 off coupon for All You Health & Fitness special issue magazine- available at Walmart.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Anything Out Stain Removal

I want to give a shout out to a neat lady I met today- Eve Baird- is the owner of Anything Out Stain Removal company. She calls herself the "Stain Queen" and she says she can get any stain out of carpet or upholstery- or repair any damage or stain to carpet including: bleach stains, red stains, ink, rust, pet damage, wax, burns holes, etc. She got some food stains off my sofa. Call her at (330)678-2105. She is in the Mogadore area.

Pound For Pound Challenge

Trying to become The Biggest Loser? Sign up at the Pound for Pound Challenge and they will make a $0.10 donation to Feeding America (formerly called Second Harvest) for every pound you lose. Also a site for some great coupons from Eat Better America.

They were also giving away free coupon booklets at Giant Eagle with the following coupons:
$1/1 Fiber One pancake mix
$1/2 Green Giant frozen vegetables
$1/1 Multigran Cheerios
$1/2 Yo-Plus yogurt
$1/1 Fiber One cereal
$1/2 Fiber One muffin mix
$1/1 Green Giant Steamers
$1/1 Fiber One yogurt
$1/1 Total cereal
$1/8 Yoplait yogurt

The Biggest Loser starts tonight at 8pm on NBC.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I Shop Summit

Not sure if this site is actually useful or not- but if you go to you can print coupons for Summit and Medina county merchants. Check it out and let me know what you think.

30 Free Prints from Giant Eagle

Receive 30 free prints from Giant Eagle when you use the online photo center. Checkout code: THIRTY

Or 25 free 4x6 prints- checkout code: WINTERPRINTS

p.s. I did this today and was able to order 30 + 25 = 55 free 4x6 prints!

Saturday, January 3, 2009