Saturday, December 4, 2010

Busy all day with snow and jewelry

So I was busy all day with shoveling snow, which took little more than an hour to clear the driveway and working on some jewelry.  I can get quite distracted by the jewelry making.  At the moment I'm making these minuscule little squares out of beads that I'm going to do something with.  I've yet to decide what.  Possibly link them with a herringbone stitched tube I started earlier this evening.  At the moment, there isn't a definite plan....

Here are some pics of the squares, with my ipod tossed in as a size reference.

Thursday, December 2, 2010—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.

If you've yet to join, you should think again. It's a great word-of-mouth marketing program where they send you products to try. They ask that you promise to tell people you talk to that you got the product for free. Also that it came from That's not at all too much to ask. So far I've gotten a Zicam product (that didn't work for me), Twinings Tea {which my mom loved more than me, but hey can I help it if I like herbals :)} and a coupon for a carton of Florida's Natural Orange juice along with 10 coupons to give out to people.

I've only been a member for a few months and it couldn't be easier. After telling people about the product you just need to go to and let them know what happened. This earns you smiles which ups your status and gets you invites to more campaigns.

So do check it out,—Be Heard. Be Happy.

Free dog treats @ Meijers

At the Rolling Meadows Meijers, you can get free Purina dog treats.  Your dog loves free treats too.  Or at least mine does.  The Purina Cheweez Beef Sticks are marked $.99 thru Dec 12 or the 15th. 
There are coupons in the 9/12 RP (expiring Dec 12) and 11/14 R1.  The coupons are for $4 off of 4 Purina dog treats.  Since these are $.99 each it makes them totally free.  You may or may not get overage, depends on the register and the cashier.  I can say that we've gotten 2 bags full of treats over several trips to the store.

$.12 Pillsbury Easy Frost

So yesterday I was at the Jewel in Arlington Heights....on Golf and AH rd....and they had maybe 20 cans of Pillsbury Halloween Easy Frost for $1.12.  Now as Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I of course picked one up.  Which meant I had to bake cupcakes last night so I could try it out. 

Pretty nice looking, huh?  So how am I going to get it for $.12 instead you might ask?  Well it seems every month there is an easy frost coupon for a $1 off 1 on here  So having a couple computers I printed some last night and went to pick up more frosting this morning. 

BTW the frosting was on the back half of the isle by the make up between the frozen foods. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mariano's Fresh Market 11/28-12/11

At Mariano's Fresh Market:
Every Wednesday and Saturday thru Jan 1, 2011 will double up to 5 manufacturer’s $1.00 coupons in a $25 transaction before tax and store coupons.  No expired coupons.

These are some of the coupon match-ups for the current ad:
  • King Arthur Flour 5 lbs $2.99 11/7 SS .55 (which doubles to $1.10, $1.80 is really cheap for King Arthur Flour)
  • Almond Breeze $2.49  $.49 for Almond breeze is a great price   $1 smartsource coupon 
  • Skinny Cow Novelties $3.99  Skinny Cow on Facebook for a $1 coupon  "Like"
  • Palermo Pizzas $4.49 (I know I've picked up $1 tear pad coupons for these somewhere but I don't remember where) $1/2 Palermos Pizzas 
  • DiGiorno/California Pizza Kitchen Pizzas $4.99 DiGiorno 11/14 RP $1 coupon CPK 11/14 RP $1
  • Lean cuisine 5/$10, there are $1 tear pad coupons floating around, 9/12 RP $1/2, Target
  • Florida Natural Orange Juice $1 coupons from marketing promo.  You can join, it's a word of mouth marketing program similar to bzzagent.
  • Stonyfield Yogurt 32 oz $3.19 Stonyfield Farms
  • Chips ahoy $1.99 July All You $1
  • Tide 50 oz $4.99 11/28 PG $1, Parents Magazine Sept. 10 $2
  • Excedrin 24 ct $2.49 10/17 SS $1, $1 here too 
  • Burt’s Bees Toothpaste $3.49 request coupon here $1 
  • Chex cereal $2.49, Target,, $1/2
  •  Hamburger Helper $.98  If you still have the $.35 off of one print coupon now would be a good time to use it.  11/7 SS $.75/3, 10/17 SS $1/5, Target
  • International Delight creamer $1 11/7 SS $.55, International Delight $.55