Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thank You Friends!!!!

I am writing this as my final post for a while. I have been getting this feeling that I needed to hang up my blogging hat for a while; but really did not want to disappoint anyone. I am not sure how long it will be till I come back again, but I know this is what God has been softly leading me to do for a while. I have been so blessed to hear how so many people have enjoyed my blog and how reading it has helped them and their family save money. It has really meant so much to share this with so many friends and strangers thru these several months blogging 'Gracious Living for Moms'.

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite blogs I have found along the way:
I know there are still a ton more websites I browse and go to, but these are My Fav's! I pray couponing will bless you with saving money and then bless others with your abundance!

My True Prayer for each one of you is to have an authentic and deep relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I can not imagine my life without my Saviour, not only do I love Him so deeply but He has this Unfailing love that only Our Father God can give! 1 John 4:10 says, "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins". 
Thank You God - for Your love endures forever!!

May God truly bless you and yours!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Earn Points to get Gas Debit Cards!!!

The above photo is the back of the Rice Krispie Cereal I bought today. I just registered online here and entered my points, which are basically 1 point = 1 box of food. I also had bought Nutri Grain Bars and they had a code on them as well. Since Kroger has much of their Kelloggs cereals on sale for only $1.99. You can also print out coupons here to get an even better deal! I got some great deals on cereal and in no time I will be able to earn a $5.00 debit gift card. YEAH!!

To see a list of the participating products go here. FYI: Under the 'rules' there is a maximum limit of 8 codes you may enter per day and a maximum of 30 codes per the program period.

There is a second gift card deal that Kelloggs is doing right now! To learn more about getting $10.00 Debit Cards go here.

Pampers Kandoo: Free Coloring Book & $1 Coupon

Ger your free six-page coloring book from Pampers Kandoo. Go to Facebook and ”Like” them and then you will be able to download the coloring book. You can print in black and white for your child to color. You can also request $1/1 Pampers Kandoo coupon to be mailed to you.

Thanks, For The Mommas!

$1.00 Off any size Frozen Drink @ McDonalds!

Go here to get your $1.00 off any size of McCafe Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Frappe, or Real Fruit Smotthie. Get your yummy drink and celebrate this wonderful weather we are having!

Free GoodNites Samples

Sign up to get your free GoodNites sample from Sam’s Club. No membership number is required right now. Let us know this changes.

Thanks, For the Mommas & Money Saving Mom!

Make Your Own Adorable Baby Pants

Check out these adorable and cute baby pants! My friend Joy has this very creative and cute way to make baby pants, that should cost you little to nothing OOP. Go here to read all about it! Great Job Joy!!! I can not wait to see what you come up with next.

Free samples of Playtex Sport Body Wipes

Sign up to get your FREE Playtex Sport Body Wipes samples.

Thanks, Adventures in Savings & Money Saving Mom!

FREE Kandoo Wipes, Baby Cereal $.029 & More Great Deals @ Kroger!!!

Here are the best deals I found at Kroger this week. I am sure there are more, but this is what I got for us:
  • Baby Beechnut Cereal on sale $1.28 - Used 1.00 coupon that was right in front of the cereal =  ONLY $0.28 - YEAH!!! I went to two store and they both had the machines in front of the baby cereal. So, I believe it is at many of the Krogers - YEAH!!!!
  • Kandoo Wipes on sale for $1.00 Used $1.00/1 Pampers Kandoo Wipes from PG 4/3 = Totally FREE
  • Colgate Toothbrush $0.98 - Used $0.75 coupon toothbrush coupon = FREE
  • Mangum Icecream Bars - on sale $2.99 - Used $2.00 e-coupon from Kroger website = Only $1.00 - FYI: Now there are only 3 bars, but my hubby and kiddos LOVED these, I even split one bar for both my boys to eat.
  • Coffee House International Creamer $1.89 - Used $0.55 coupon doubled to $1.00 = Only $0.89
  • 2 Quaker Granola Bars on sale $1.99 - Used $1.00/2 Granola Bars Kroger paper coupon mailer = $1.49 a box - Not the best deal, but it was good enough since my guys eat granola bars like crazy!
So, I hope this gives you some good ideas for great deals for the weekend! Be Blessed!

Earns Gift Cards for Using Swagbucks!!!!

Swagbucks — the search engine that rewards you for searching the web - gives you 30 swagbucks to sign up today! I have Swagbucks and I also made swagbuck.com as my homepage, so I remember to use it, and so far I have earned $25.00 in Amazon cards. It is easy, all I had to do to get the gift cards was use this site instead of another search engine to find the same things. What is awesome, just this past week I just typed in my own blog and earned 50 Swagucks just for searching for my own blog - YEAH!!

Also, I DID NOT install their toolbar, I just use their website as a search engine, but I made it my homepage so I use it more often. I love using their coupons to earn swagbucks here.
Here’s how to get 30 free Swagbucks when you sign up:
You should now have 30 for signing up for a new account.
Happy Swagging!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

$1.00 OFF 8th Continent Milk Coupon

Print a coupon for $1/1 8th ContinenSoymilk. Walmart has these and with this coupon you can get this for only around $1.78. Great deal for Soymilk!

Thanks, Wicked Cool Deals!

2 Bags of Nabisco Ritz Bits for only 0.19!

Now here is a nice snack deal at Rite Aid through 5/21, Nabisco Ritz bits on sale buy one at $1.19 get one FREE! Even sweeter, you can use the $1/2 Ritz coupon available on SmartSource (no size restriction!) to score 2 bags for just $0.19! YEAH!!!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Ger Your $1/1 Crystal Light Drink Mix Coupon

There is a new Crystal Light coupon available on Facebook! Just head on over there and “like” their page, then click on the “Special Offers” tab to print a $1/1 any package of Crystal Light Drink Mix coupon!

(Thanks, Coupon Hound & Hip2Save!)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

$1.00 Off New Snapple Tea Coupon + Walgreens Deal = $1.00 Money Maker after Rebate!!

Combine the Walgreens Reabte deal from here and use the new $1.00 Snapple Tea Coupon here available to print. The coupon is good on 1 6pack of 16 oz Snapple Tea. Use zip code 19543.

Thanks for the coupon tip from For the Mommas!

FREE Breathe Right 10ct Strips & Almost FREE Light Sliders at Rite Aid

Rite Aid released a new pdf coupon for FREE Breathe Right 10ct strips (up to $5.99)! Valid through May 29th  Get it before it is gone!!! Besides getting this for FREE this also counts towards the $5 +UP reward if you purchase $25.00 of select allergy products valid thru 5/28/11. Go here for all the details and a list of all participating items.

Then, I also bought 2 Slide Lighters $1.49 each AND you get $1.00 +Up Reward per Slider Lighter so after it is all said and done it is only $1.00 total after purchase if you count the $2.00 in +UP Rewards. It seems like we never have a lighter around for candles or birthday when I need them, so I got 2 of them. FYI: I found these items by the check out and I had to ask my cashier, since I could not see them and they were not marked at my store having any +UP Rewards, but they printed!!! YEAH!!

Thanks, The Brainy Buyer & Hip 2 Save!

Get 4 Sunchips (10.5 oz. Bag) for Only $3.00!!

Here is another GREAT Rite Aid deal:
Purchase 4 bags of  10.5 oz. Sunchips sale for 2/$5.00 = $10.00
  • Use 2 - 2/$2.00 coupons for sunchips from Pepsico Insert 5/1
  • Use $1.00 coupon for Sunchip from April Video Values 'Go Green' category
  • Use $2.00 off $10.00 coupon from Sunchips under 'Go Green' Video Values category since you are purchasing all $10.00 in that category
Total = $3.00 or $0.75 a bag of Sunchips

If you like Red Vine Licorice here is another good deal:
  • Purchase 2/$3.00 on sale this week
  • Get $2.00 in +UP Rewards after purchase = $1.00 after +UP Rewards
So my suggestion is to break this into 2 Separate Transaction:
Transaction 1:
Purchase the licorice first, paying $3.00 OOP / Receiving $2.00 +UP Rewards
Transaction 2:
Purchase the Sunchip scenario as above AND use the $2.00 +UP Rewards from Transaction #1, total should be only $1.00
Total for both Transactions:
2 bags licorice & 4 Bags Sunchips = $4.00 OOP - YEAH!!!! AND if you have any exttra +Up Rewards, maybe you can get them for FREE - even better!!!

If you wold like to see what else I purchased for Only $1.03 at Rite Aid GO Here!

Kids Bowl Free Begins May 1st

Summer is here and now you can add FREE Bowling to your list of fun this summer!!! The summer program, Kids Bowl Free, started up again on May 1, 2011. Bowling alleys across the country are offering kids two free games of bowling every day all summer long!

All you have to do is register your children online and find a participating bowling alley. At the beginning of each week, you’ll be sent tickets that your children can use.

(Please note: You will still have to pay for shoe rental, unless you bring your own bowling shoes.)

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva & Faithful Provisions!

Free Pizza Hut Program for Homeschoolers!

Children in grades K-6 are eligible as well as Homeschoolers are invited to take advantage of FREE pizza from Pizza Hut with their reading incentive program, Book It!  Enrollment closes September 1.

Thanks, Motherhood on a Dime!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Starbucks: Half-priced Frappuccinos (3-5 p.m., May 6-15, 2011)

I am not a real Starbucks girl, but I know many of you are! So, Starbucks is offering half-priced However-You-Want-It Frappuccinos during their afternoon Happy Hour (3-5 p.m.) beginning May 6, 2011. This promotion runs through May 15, 2011.

You’ll want to call your store ahead of time to verify they are participating.

Thanks, Mummy Deals & Money Saving Mom!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kelloggs $10.00 Debit Card Rebate

As stated on their website Collect UPC's and receive your $10 debit MasterCard® card (that can be used for gasoline purchases). The way I see it is, the only way this deal would really work is if you take your time making this rebate work for you. By saying that I mean make sure you use your coupons to get the cereal you eat regularly and wait for sales to purchase them. Also, read the list below to see if you eat any of the participating cereals. So, since my family eats many of the cereals listed below, what I plan to do is just creating a specific folder just for this rebate and cut the UPC codes as I go. And then when I get 10 UPC's I will fill out the form and mail it in.

Go here to download form to mail in and read all the details to see if this rebate is what you would like to do. There is a limit of 5 entries per household. Letters must be postmarked by 12/31/2011 and received by 1/07/2012

In order to get your Rebate Debit Card you have to do this:
• Completed Official Order Form here
• UPCs from 10 - 10oz. cereals from participating brands (see below)
Participating brands:
Kellogg's All-Bran® Original
Kellogg's All-Bran® Bran Buds® cereal
Kellogg's All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes® cereal
Kellogg's Smart Start® Strong Heart Antioxidant cereal
Kellogg's Smart Start® Strong Heart Toasted Oat cereal
Kellogg's Corn Flakes® cereal
Kellogg's Corn Flakes® Simply Cinnamon Cereal
Kellogg's Raisin Bran® cereal
Kellogg's Raisin Bran® Crunch cereal
Kellogg's Raisin Bran® Extra! Cereal
Kellogg's Crispix® cereal
Kellogg's Product 19® cereal
Kellogg's Mueslix® cereal
Kellogg's® Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal
Kellogg's® Lowfat Granola with Raisins cereal
Kellogg's® Lowfat Granola Original cereal
Kellogg's® Fruit Harvest Strawberry/Blueberry cereal
Kellogg's Rice Krispies® cereal

So, again I think the rebate is worth the work if:
  • You and you family eats the cereals listed regularly
  • Get the cereals cheap with coupons and sale prices
  • Cut UPC's as you purchase the cereals
  • You have the potential to make up to $50.00 in Debit Mastercards
Are you going to do this rebate? Do you think it is worth your time? Just leave a comment or e-mail me at GL4Moms@aol.com.

Free Blockbuster Express Rental {Today ONLY}

I have not tried this out yet, but you can get a free rental today only at Blockbuster Express using code HELLOMONDAY.  Valid May 2nd, 2011 only.
Note: Sometimes they don’t work for everyone, be sure to reserve your movie online first to make sure it works.

Thanks, For the mommas!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rite Aid: Deals Week Of May 1st

A huge thanks to Shannon from Forthemommas.com for the following list:

Best Deals for Week:

Dove for Men – $3.99
Get $3.00 UPR
=$.99 after UPR and coupon

John Freida Precision Foam Hair Color – $11.99
Use $5/1 in 5/1 inserts
use $5.00/1 Video Values April
= $1.99 after coupon

Tresemme Hair Products – $4.00
Get $2.00 UPR wyb 2

$1/1 Tresemme Climate Control Product, exp. 5-31-11 (SS 03/20/11)
$1/1 TRESemme Climate Control Item RA printable
$1.50 each after coupons & UPR

Revlon Beauty Tools
40% off regular retail
Get $4 UPR wyb 2
Deal Idea:
Buy (2) Emery Boards or Tweezers @ $1.79 (after discount)
Get $4.00 UPR
= 2 for free after discounts

Gillette ProGlide – $9.99
Get $4.00 UPR
and use $4/1 in 5/1 insert
or use $5/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor, exp. 5-31-11 (P&G BrandSampler)
$.99 after UPR and coupon

Carefree Pantyliners – $1.00
Use $0.50/1 Carefree Product printable
or $0.50/1 Carefree Product, exp. 6-30-11 (RP 03/27/11)
= $.50 after coupon

To check out my Rite Aid trip for only $1.03 and made $13.00 +UP Rewards!
Go here to view the complete list.

FREE Personal Mother’s Day Card - New Code!

FYI: These codes change frequently, so this may not be available for long.

Don’t get your Mother’s Day cards at the retails stores – you end up paying  from $2.00 to $5.00 for a card.  now, you can get a Personalized Mother’s Day Card from Tiny Prints.  You can get a totally free card using MDGIFT at checkout. Shipping is totally free if you ship to yourself or you can pay for it mailed to the person for the price of a stamp.That is a great deal! I really like how my cards turned out!
Qty is limited so hurry to request yours.

Thanks, For The Mommas!

Walgreens Snapple Rebate = FREE Tea!!!

Summer always makes me want to drink tea and now Walgreens is making it FREE for us to drink Snapple tea! So, I went to Walgreens today and just started to shop around and ran into this deal. There was a sign that stated if you buy one of the Snapple teas listed, for a limited time, Snapple will reimburse you for up to $6.99 of the tea price. The Snapple price at my Walgreens was $6.99. Make sure once you pay for the tea, the Walgreens cashier should give you the "small" rebate form (as shown below). I already have my form filled out and it will be mailed out tomorrow! YEAH - you know I love free!!! 

UPDATE:  There is now a new $1.00 Snapple Tea Coupon available to print. The coupon is good on 1 6pack of 16 oz Snapple Tea. Use zip code 19543. Make a $1.00 after rebate - YEAH!!!

If you would like to see some more items I got for FREE from today's shopping trip go here!

Paid $1.03 & Made $13.00 +UP Rewards @ Rite Aid

Well, Rite Aid did it again for me - all this for only $1.03 with tax!!! AND I earned $13.00 in +UP Rewards. AND, then there is a $2.00 rebate if you purchase a Finesse Product, so I am also going to mail that rebate in and make $2.00 more dollars!!

Here is the deal with all the details:
  • Finesse Shampoo $3.99 - used $1.00 coupon from All You Magazine / $2.00 Rebate from Finesse
  • 4 NY Color Nail Polish Buy 1 get one half off - used 2/$1.00 coupons & B1G1 coupon from All You Magazine = $2.32 for 4 nail polishes
  • 2 Twizzlers $2.00 - used 2/$1.00 Video Value coupon = $0.50 ea.
  • Dawn Liquid Soap $0.99 - used $.50 coupon from P&G newspaper insert 5/1 = $.50
  • Crest Toothpaste $2.99 - used $1.50 coupon from P&G newspaper insert 5/1 = $.50 overage + earned $2.00 +UP Rewards
  • Crest Toothbrush $2.99 - used $1.50 coupon from P&G newspaper insert 5/1 = $.50 overage + earned $2.00 +UP Rewards
  • Neutrogena eye liner clearance to $4.00 - used $3.00 coupon from All You Magazine = $1.00
  • Gillette ProGlide Razor Package $9.99 - used $4.00 coupon from P&G newspaper insert 5/1 = $5.00 / earned $5.00 +UP Rewards = after coupon and rewards $0.99 (limit 2)
  • Dove Men Care Deodorant $3.99 - used $1.00 coupon from mailer or use $1.00 here = $3.00 / earn $3.00 +UP Rewards (limit 1) = FREE after coupon and +UP Rewards!
  • Pampers Wipes 182 ct. 50% off priced at $3.99 - used $0.50 coupon from P&G insert 5/1 = $3.49
  • Used 2/$1.00 Rite Aid Video Values
  • Used $3.00 off $15.00 order for filling out survey online from a previous Rite Aid shopping trip
  • Used $12.00 in +UP Rewards from last weeks cleaning order
So, all in all I got all of the above for only $1.03 with tax with earning $13.00 in +UP Rewards!! Now that is what I call a deal YEAH!!! Let us know what you can get on your shopping trip in the comments below or e-mail me at GL4Moms@aol.com.

Go here for other great Rite Aid deals:
- FREE Breathe Right 10ct Strips & Almost FREE Light Sliders at Rite Aid
- Get 4 Sunchips (10.5 oz. Bag) for Only $3.00!!

If you a fan of Snapple Tea & Walgreens and would like it for FREE, go here for all the info!

Celebrating 12 Wonderful Years Together!

The above picture is one that my husband surprised me with on my anniversary card he created for me for our 12 year Anniversary! I LOVE the card and I LOVE the photo so much!!! He used his wedding ring as well as the scripture in Songs of Solomon chapter 4 about the beautiful bride and a bride being his treasure. I love how much thought he took into creating such a beautiful photo and card for me. And if you did not already notice, the ring shadow with the fold in the Bible creates heart! I LOVE that -how cool!!!

I do have to say it was more than a surprise that he even had any time to do anything for me since 2 of our 3 boys have had really bad flu on and off for the past 3 days. We were suppose to have a date and then due to the kids sickness all was cancelled, so I did not think we would do anything for each other since the kiddos were sick and we have been consumed trying to not get sick ourselves and trying to not get the baby sick either. So, please pray with us that no one else will get sick in the house.
Lord, we are thankful for the LOVE You have given us and shown us thru our 12 years of marriage - we are truly blessed by You!