Tuesday, December 29, 2009

**Free Lipstick Palatte from Bed Head.

OK, I just spend about 2 hours getting this freebie. I have heard it is an awesome one, so I think it is worth trying to get it to work, but I send out a warning-the site is slower than you can imagine.

Click here and add the item to your cart then proceed to check out. You will get the item and the shipping for free when you get to the end (after an eternity of waiting...)

Pizza Hut Deal works

Pizza Hut pizzas really are $10 each for any size, and any toppings! I just ordered 2 LARGE pizzas-one is a Hawaiian Luau pizza & the other is a Super Supreme pizza. The total with tax is in fact $21.40. NICE!!

We rarely eat food out, but this was a good deal for every once in while. Of course, if you just want to get a cheese or pepperoni pizza-I would stick with the Little Caesars $5.55 (I think it is only $5 in Utah) Hot N Ready pizza, but if you are ordering a totally decked out pizza like I just did-Pizza Hut is a good deal!

**My Kohl's purchase

These SONOMA life + style® Original Bootcut Jeans, vintage wash original price $36 are now on sale for $14.40 online at Kohls. And (gasp) they happened to have my size in!! So, I ordered that, used the EXTRA20 code for 20% off, which took $2.88 off, then I used the NOCHARGE code for free shipping which took the $.99 shipping charge off. In total my card was charged only $12.15 for these $36 pants! YEAH!! I always need jeans!!


Wow-I am a new Kohl's shopper, but boy do I love it! They have some major gold star clearance items going on here.

If you sign up to receive their sale alerts on your email here you will get (to quote their site "an e-mail that'll save you $5 off your next in-store purchase and 10% off your next Kohls.com purchase! Plus you'll receive e-mail updates about our biggest sales, exclusive free shipping offers, promo codes valid for online orders and clearance updates!"

Now, on top of the gold star clearance, the $5 gift card and sale alerts, there are a number of codes out there right now that you can use to order at Kohls online. Velveetah, the forum super moderator on Moms of Omaha has compiled a list of the current codes (You can stack a % off code with a FREE S & H code):

EXTRA20 - 20% off for all customers (unknown exp date)
NEW5053 - 10% off for all customers (unknown exp date)
NOCHARGE - FREE Shipping and Handling (FYI-I heard this one expires today!)
EBTSHIP25 - FREE S & H w/$25 Purchase (Unknown Exp date)
MYPTS15 - 15% off orders $100+ (unknown exp date)

For Kohls Card holders only:

MVCPRFCT4U - 15% off (exp 12/30/09)

Thanks Moms of Omaha and Velveetah!

**IHOP-Free Pancake Day

This is a bit early, but I will post it before I forget. IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day on February 23, 2010 by offering a free short stack.

This is what their website says: "Join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., we'll give you one free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes. (There is a limit of one free short stack per guest) All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children's hospitals through Children's Miracle Network, or other local charities."

The small print reads "The offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount."

So, mark your calendars! But be warned-never underestimate the power of the word FREE! When Denny's did a similar promotion last year, I went there a half hour before it started, had to park a mile away walk through deep snow with 3 kids in tow only to find a line that reached about a half mile or so long that was estimated to take 5 hours to take 4-5 hours to get served. I turned around, went to Perkins, paid way too much for breakfast, then watched the news later and saw that many people in the line never got food as it ran out! It was nuts-so prepare for lines! I will still attempt it this time! I cannot resist the word free...

Thank you Mama Cheaps for the heads up on this!

**Red Box Codes

According to Freebies4Mom There are a few codes for free Red Box movies:


DVDATWAG (works only at Walgreens locations)



I have not yet tried or verified any of these. I do now that sometimes codes posted online do not work locally for me, and often there are time restrictions for the codes. I do not know of any time restrictions or anything on these. You can only use one code per transaction, and each code can only be used once per credit/debit card. Let me know if these codes work for you or not. I have a DVD to return tonight and I will try one or more of these to see if they work for me when I go.

**$10 Pizzas-any kind!

So, apparently for a limited Time, Pizza Hut is offering $10 pizzas. Their Website says "Any Pizza, Any Size, Any Crust, Any Toppings, Just $10" Note the fine pint though which says "Limited Time Offer, Additional charge for Stuffed crust, no double toppings. Crust availability, prices, participation, delivery areas and charges may vary." So, I would double check with your local Pizza Hut to verify participation and everything. You may be able to order this deal online to be delivered! Sadly, I just found out that the Pizza Huts in my area do not take online orders and do not deliver to me. Oh well. I am going to talk to Wes and we might test this out in our area tonight anyway!

Thanks My Frugal Adventures for alerting me to this deal!


OK, I would think most of you are aware of the website Overstock.com, but in case you are not let me tell you about it. As a disclaimer though, let me be very clear that no one is paying me for this opinion in any way, and I am not getting any benefit by sharing it.

That being said, Overstock is just what it says-a collection of overstocked items that they sell at a fraction of the price through their website. I am embarrassed to say that I have not been on their site in some time, but this morning I went over to check them out, and there were some pretty good clearance deals going on. Women's jeans for 13.99, Bikini's for $8.99 (not that I can pull that off after 4 kids in 7 years), Boots for as low as $35 and many more. Now, all the items have a chance to sell out quickly, but they are always replenishing the stock. So I recommend you head over there, and check out the clearance items. There is more than just clothing, I just noticed that clothing was particularly good deals today. To get to the clearance items do the following:

1-Go to their site here.
2- Click on the red "Sale" sign on the right side of their banner near the top.
3-Click on "Clearance Bins"
4-Select Clothing (or whatever category you'd like to browse).

Let me know if you find any killer deals there!

**Amazon Book Sales

Just browsing Amazon and noticing lots of books on clearance. Of particular interest to me were the Curious George books for around $2. Curious George Up, Up, and Away is $1.72 and Curious George: Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys is $2.25. Also saw that Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt (Potter) (Board book) is only $1.59. Winnie The Pooh Tells Time is $2.63.

As far as the Adult books go, I just want to throw this one out there. A few months ago for my book club we read a book that I loved. I do not know if many of you have read it, but I highly recommend it, and wouldn't you know it? It is on sale at Amazon right now! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle) by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Paperback - May 5, 2009) is currently listed at $7 (new)!!! Great deal.

If you have not read this months book, it is not too late (and FYI, I was quite intrigued by it). Just as another FYI, here are the current Amazon prices for the next few month's books (new, not used):

December: Nightfall (Bantam Spectra Book) by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg $7.99

January: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett $6.99

February: The Siren by Kiera Cass $11.53

March: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman $7.50

April: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card $6.99

May: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert $9.47

Now, if you have Amazon Prime, which I have on a trial that is about to expire :( you can get those prices with free shipping. Many of the books can be bought used for less, but you have to pay shipping. I have never seen Eat Pray Live or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society so cheap, and those are both books I highly recommend! In fact I checked both of them out of the library to read for book clubs and loved them so much that I bought them for my collection (I paid much more than these prices).

Of course the frugal way to get these is to check them out from your local library, but I wanted to share these prices in case you are planning to purchase any of these books. In fact if you are purchasing any books, I recommend browsing Amazon to see if what you want is on their current clearance!