Saturday, February 26, 2011

A couple of GREAT wins this week...

I know it is not WINSday, but I won a couple of things this week, that I was SOOOO excited about that I had to tell you about them!!

First, I won a Posh Lily $25 Gift Card from Because Cheaper is Better. Oh my gosh-have any of you checked out Posh Lily?! There are SUPER cute little girl items there and I am a sucker for those cute homemade items!

Want to know what I chose to spend my $25 on?! I chose the Olivia Combo, the Beautiful and Elegant Sky Blue Rhinestone Flower Hair Tie and the Gorgeous and FUN Butterfly Clippie. See the Olivia collection below:

Another giveaway I won this morning made me totally freak out (in a good way)! WHen I entered it last night I said to my husband, "Well, I promise I will not win this one because I really, REALLY want it!" Imagine my excitement this morning when I checked my email to find I HAD won the Tillen Farms VIP Sampler from Learning to be Thrifty.

Can I say that when we lived in Spokane, Washington I fell madly in love with all the family farms and fresh foods! I so miss and adore going and grabbing fresh yummy produce so easily there! Not that we cannot get fresh foods here in Omaha, but there are just not that many farms that sell their foods directly (and really what I get to buy here is corn and pumpkins...)

Anyway, Tillen Farms "works closely with select farmers in Washington State’s agriculturally rich Yakima Valley where the unique climate produces world class fruits and veggies". They clean, trim, steam and rapidyl chill the produce then can them and send them out to us! I am seriously SOOO excited to get this.

Check out the VIP Sampler I will be getting:

Now is your mouth watering as much as mine?!

BTW...I am now up to 27 wins since 1/16/11. 

I am sure this week will be a low week though because I have not entered any new giveaways today and I will not be on the computer again today (well probably not as my husband is on call and will likely need exclusive access to the computer when he returns from the hospital).


Thirty One Gifts Thermal Tote WINNER!!!

First, Thank you so much Kelly for sponsoring this great giveaway! Please make sure to contact her if you want to order any Thirty One Gifts items!!

I used to generate a winner in the Thirty One Gifts Thermal Totes giveaway. I had 151 entries and chose entry #144 which was nantz24 (April).

144. nantz24 said...
Request sent to follow you on Twitter.

February 25, 2011 6:09 PM

Congrats April!!!

I have emailed April and she has 48 hours to get back to me (If you are April and did not get my email, please check your spam folder or email me at beckeesdeals AT gmail DOT com)!


Gilt Oscar Sign Up Campaign - Sponsored Post

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Chobani Yogurt - Sponsored Post

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BOGO coupon for Chipotle (FB offer)

Want a BOGO coupon for Chipotle burritos, bowls, tacos or salads?! I know I want one! Let me tell you what to do to get one:

1-GO "like" America's Next Great Restaurant on Facebook.
2-Watch the short video preview (Only a minute and a half) of America's Next Great Restaurant.
3-Get your coupon!!

I am doing it right now...

Thanks Save the Coupons.


Pampers Gifts to Grow 10 point code!

Here is a 10 point code for Pampers Gifts to Grow Program: SEP3PGW7NRKYWXK. Log in and Enter it in your account for the 10 points.

Thanks Freebies 2 Deals


FREE sample Kirkland Diapers

You can request a FREE sample of Kirkland diapers from Costco, and a membership number is NOT required!

Thanks Deal FInding Chik.


Cheapest airfare...taking suggestions...

I am expecting a baby soon and we are lucky enough to have my mom and my mother in law planning to come out and help us for a bit after baby comes (April-ish...near Easter). I need to find the best sirfare deals for them so I am throwing this out there...If you hear about a GREAT airfare deal roundtrip from SLC to Omaha, please shoot me a message or email...if I ask all you fans to help me be on the lookout, maybe I won't miss it if a big deal pops up! Thanks in advance for helping me keep an eye out!!


FREE pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday (3/1) YIPEE!!

IHOP's annual Pancake Day celebration is coming up!!! That means FREE pancakes folks...

This coming Tuesday, March 1st 7 am-10 pm you can a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. They just ask that you consider donating to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  For More info go here.


FREE Soy Joy bar (FB offer)

I am so glad this FREE Soy Joy bar offer is still available as I thought I had missed it yesterday!! But, as it turns out, it worked for me about 10 minutes ago, so you should still be able to take advantage of this great freebie!!

All you need to do to get yours is follow these steps:

1-Go to the Soy Joy Facebook page
2-"Like" them
3-Click on the Do You Dare? Tab on the left side
4-Take a dare (it is SUPER quick and easy)
5-Check your emails for an email from them (It took me about 1 minute to get the email)
6-Click the link in the email ans fill out your delivery info.
7-They will send you a Free Soy Joy bar in a few weeks.

This whole process took be about 3 minutes (tops). It is quick and easy!


Have you been Swagging today?

I have not been swagging near enough today...this is the first time I have been on the computer so I guess I better get searching...

Why am I Searching on Swagbucks you ask?! Well, today, as with EVERY Friday, is Mega Swag Bucks day! That means more chances to earn more Swag Bucks! So, makes sure to use Swag Bucks for all your searching needs today!

If you have not joined yet, click on my referral link here and start earning Swag Bucks with me! This is a GREAT time to join-with Mega Swag Bucks going on today!! As an FYI, I have gotten $150 in Amazon Gift cards so far and I have enough to get another $5 in Amazon cards with 9 Swag Bucks left. (450=$5 Amazon card).

If you are new to Swag Bucks, please read my explanation of Swag Bucks here. And my explanation of the changes to Swagbucks here.


Update: BOGO Lunch @ La Mesa ONLY at 156th and Q location

Update/Clarification: The following deal is ONLY at the 156th and Q St location!

Here is a fun lunch deal going on here in Omaha at the La Mesa restaurant:
So, I know it is hard to read this, but for a limited time, Monday-Friday from 11 am until (well...I cannot remember how late-I will look next time I drive by), lunch entrees are BOGO (Buy One Get One Free)!

I love this place and how nice is it when you can get one meal free...I think my husband and I will have to take advantage of this while he is off in the mornings this week!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

WOW-talk about a GREAT mail day...see yesterday's mail...

I should preface this with a short story...My Oldest child, Salsa, is in 2nd grade. She and her siblings recently watched a Calliou episode where the mom complains about her mail exasperatingly proclaiming,  "Bills, Bills, BILLS!"  Well, at school in a free writing project she brought home she had written that the best thing about having a Deal Blogging Mom is that instead of "Bills, Bills, BILLS!" in our mail, we get "FREEBIES, FREEBIES, FREEBIES!!"  Well, I can say that yesterday's mail lived up!

WOW...I was amazed at all the fun stuff I got! Check it out:

Can't quite see what it all is? Let me tell you.
  • HUGE P&G Coupon booklet
  • Genius in Training baby Shirt (won in giveaway)
  • FREE Soup packet sample (full size sample my friends)
  • Skin MD Lotion (won in a giveaway)
  • FREE Weebles Toy
  • Lunchbox Love Notes (won in Giveaway)
  • Magic Senses Tuberose handmade glycerine soap (won in giveaway)
And to make it even better, there was only ONE bill in there. AND we got 2 FREE coupons from Walmart (Chef Boyardee Ravioli & Egg Beaters) AND we got the letter that our daughter got into the preschool we wanted for next year, and I got invited to a little party (which NEVER happens!!)! Phew! I cannot help but suspect that today's mail is going to be a let down no matter what...


AWESOME Walmart trip...Over $100 in savings!!

Well, You know it is a good shopping trip when the checker comments that you did really well at the end of the transaction!! And I really made out at Walmart yesterday!!! I did not take a picture of everything before I unloaded the bags sadly, so I will have to just tell you about it. The gist of it is that I got items that before price matching and coupons would have cost me $159.21 plus tax, but after coupons and price matching, it cost me $47.67 plus tax. Friends, that is a Savings of $111.54.

I won't give you the detailed run down (unless you want it), but here is what I bought:
  • 4 matching Kids Turtlenecks
  • 1 Hannah Montana Skirt
  • 2 pairs of Girls Pants
  • 2 Nice Button Up Girls shirts
  • Duck Tape
  • a replacement Headlight (this was the killer was $10 on its own with NO discounts of any sort...ouch)
  • 1 box Hard Taco Shells
  • 3 Loaves of Bread
  • 2 Dozen Large Eggs
  • 3 8 oz bags of shredded cheese
  • A 3 lb roll of Ground Chuck
  • 8 2 Liter bottles of Pepsi Products
  • Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner
  • 1 HUGE can of Mini Ravioli
  • Egg Beaters
  • a HUGE bag (40 Fish Filet bag) or Gortons Fish
  • Planters Almonds
  • Doritos
WOW! I felt good, and it made me feel even better when the checker comment about how well I did at the end!!


Thirty One Gifts Deal...check it out on the FB Party Page!!

Did you know there is a page on Facebook for the Thirty One Gifts party where you can purchase items from Thirty One if you want to? Well, there is a page, and Kelly just posted a SWEET deal on the wall of the page! YOu can get 31% off and free shipping...go join the party page here.

As a side note, joining the page (marking that you are "attending") will earn you an entry in the FANTASTIC Thirty One Gifts giveaway Kelly is sponsoring for my want to get those entries in before midnight tomorrow night!!

Here is the Thermal Tote you will get if you win (inside and out):

SWEET!  Now, go join the party page here, then head over to the Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Tote giveaway post and enter it!! It ends TOMORROW - 2/25/2011.


Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 2/23-3/1

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

**Note: Through Saturday 2/26 the best Soda deal around Omaha is Walgreen's 3/$8 Pepsi Product 12 packs, and also until Saturday 2/26 HyVee has Pepsi Product 2 Liters for $.69 each (limit 2, but you can always pricematch more at Walmart...)***

  • Hy Vee Yogurt 10/$3 (that is only $.30 each!!)
  • Banquet Frozen Meals $.77
  • Fresh Value Pack Chicken (drumsticks, thighs or split breast) $.99/lb)
  • Pepperidge Farms Cookies 2/$5
  • Hy Vee Grape Jelly or Preserves $1.38
  • Pepsi 12 packs 4/$12 (better deal at Walgreens, but that only goes until Saturday, so this is an OK deal if you miss the Walgreens one and really need some Pepsi...this price is with in ad coupon)
  • Tender fresh asparagus $1.99/lb
  • Kiwi 8/$2 (or $.25 each)
  • Oscar Meyer Meats, Hot Dogs or Bologna 3/$3 (with in ad coupon)
  • They are also having a 10/$10 deal that includes: 16 oz Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots, Maruchan Ramen 6 packs, Avocados, and Hy Vee Garden Salad or Cole Slaw bags (16 oz)
  • MegaMind (Yes I know this is not grocery...) $16.99
In addition to their regular week long special, Hy Vee also has a 4 Days of Savings Sale Wednesday 2/23-Saturday 2/26 that includes the following:

  • Pepsi product 2 L $.69
  • Midwest Country Fare Paper Towels Single Roll  $.39
  • Hy Vee White Bread $.69
  • Midwest County Fare Frozen Vegetables 16 oz $.69
  • Willow Brook Deli Sliced Turkey $2.77/lb
ALSO In addition to their regular week long special, HyVee has a ONE DAY sale TODAY ONLY (Thursday 2/24) that includes the following:

  • Honeysuckle White Turkey Breast (frozen bone in) $.99/lb
  • Hy Vee half gallon Hy Vee 100% Orange Juice $.99
  • Bakery Fresh Angel FOod Cake Loaf 8 oz $1
  • One Entree Chinese Food Meal $3.99
  • Hunt's Ketchup 24 oz $.66
  • Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup 10.75 oz $.39 (limit 4)
No Frills Fresh
  • Yellow Onions $.48 lb
  • CHicken Thighs or Drumsticks (frozen) $.79/lb
  • Betty Crocker Cake Mixes $.88
  • Navel Oranges $.57/lb
  • Our Family 5 lb flour $.98
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce 16-26 oz $1.48
Bag N Save
  • Green Giant 10 lb bag Russet potato $1.99 (limit 2)
  • R & F Pasta 12 oz $.49
  • Malt O Meal Value Plus Cereal (18 oz Frosted Mini Spooners, 21 oz Golden Puffs, 21.5 oz Frosted Flakes, or 17.5 oz Tootie Fruities) $1.69
  • 7 up or Dr Pepper 2 L bottles $1
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 2/25-Sunday 2/27 that includes the following:

  • Aim or Pepsodent toothpaste 6 oz $.67
  • 12 oz Kraft Singles $.99 (limit 3)
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Dillons (generic) eggs (dozen large) $1.18
  • Boneless Pork Loin in bag $1.87/lb
  • Healthy Choice or Marie Callender's Entrees or steamers 5/$10
  • Capri Sun 10 ct $1.60
  • Kraft BBQ Sauce 18 oz $.69
  • Ritz Crackers 7.5-16 oz $2.19
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacke 6-10 ct $1.89
  • Totino's Pizza Rolls or Party Pizzas $.95
  • 3 lb roll of Ground Chuck $6.57 (that is $2.19/lb)
  • They have a 10/$10 sale that includes: Rotella Italian Sandwich bread, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Kroger Potato or Tortilla chips, Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • Italian or Caesar Salad Mix 10 oz $.99
  • 3 Pack Multi Coloroed Bell Peppers $1.49
  • 8 oz Mushrooms $.69
  • Yellow Onion $.27/lb (3 lb bag for $.79)
  • Kirkwood Chicken Breasts Frozen 48 oz $5.49
Super Saver
  • Assorted Pork Loin Chops $1.88/lb
  • Gallon Land O Lakes Milk $1.98
  • 50% off Kellogg's Products (this is NOT something you can Pricematch at Walmart (FYI)
  • Imported Seedless Grapes Red or Green $.97/lb
  • Fresh Boneless, SKinless Chicken Breast value Pack $1.88/lb
  • 10 lb bag Red Potatoes $2.98
  • Mangos $.46 each
  • Best Choice (generic) 4 lb bag Granulated Sugar $1.78
  • Pillsbury Cake Mixes $.87
  • Coke Products 24 packs $5.98 (limit 2)
  • Best Choice (generic) Shredded Cheese 8 oz $1.18
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a Weekend Sale Friday 2/25-Sunday 2/27 that includes the following:
  • Coke Products 2 Liters $.93
  • Roberts Cottage Cheese 24 oz $1.78
  • Bar S Corn Dogs 3 lb $4.48
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Fruit Roll Ups or Gushers 4/$4 (with in ad store coupon!) (I LOVE Gushers and I am SOOO stocking up...)
  • Dole Baby Carrots 1 lb bag $.99
***Remember that I generally just price match at Walmart as much as I can rather than go to all the stores separately! I LOVE being able to do that. You can also pricematch at Target, but I find it easier to pricematch at Walmart.


Best soda prices in Omaha

***Through Saturday 2/26 Walgreen's has 3/$8 Pepsi Product 12 packs ($2.67 each)

***Also until Saturday 2/26 HyVee has Pepsi Product 2 Liters for $.69 each (limit 2, but you can always pricematch more at Walmart...)

***Looking for Coke products? Super Saver has 24 packs of Coke Products for $5.98 through Tuesday 3/1 (This means you are essentially paying $2.99 for 12 so it is about $.32 more per 12 cans than the Pepsi deal at Walgreens, but still a pretty good deal)


REMEMBER: Enter to win 31 GIfts Thermal Tote

Please go check out the review/giveaway post about Thirty One! And make sure you enter for a chance to win! The giveaway ends tomorrow (2/25) at 11:59pm.

Thirty-One Gifts has awesome stuff and if you order anything, you get 5 extra entries into the giveaway!! (There are only 79 entries in it right is really low entries!!)

Forgot what you can win? Check it out here (inside and out):

Now that you have seen the amazing prize, head over to the Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Tote giveaway post and enter it!! It ends on 2/25/2011.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BOGO Pei Wei Korean BBQ coupon on FB

Well, Since I mentioned a BOGO lunch on Omaha, I thought I would let your SLC readers know that you can get a BOGO Pei Wei coupon for Korean bbq when you like them on Facebook!!

Thanks MySLCMommy.



Couples Who Pray book teaser review (+Book Sneeze)

I review for BookSneeze®

As I mentioned before, I LOVE to read (in all my spare time LOL). And now I will get to read and review books for free thanks to Book Sneeze. If you are a blogger that would like to read and review books they send you for free, you should go to their site and sign up. It only took me a day to get approved and I got my first book, Couples Who Pray, very quickly.

I have started reading it finally this week, adn so far it is interesting. I find I am coming from a very different perspective than the couples in the book. I grew up always being told to pray together as families and couples so we always have. This book is about couples adding praying together to their marriages. So far I would say the main downfall of the book for me is that the couples they chose to focus on are all either famous or semi famous. THere is not really a "normal joe" amoung them. But that aside, I am excited to read about how Praying together made a difference for these couples! SHoudl be an interesting wuick read and I will do a full review when I finish!

You can Read what it is about here.

FYI, it appears the books here are all faith based in some way. Just so you know before you sign up!


Free sample of Play by Durex (for you adults out there...)

Here is a GROWN UP freebie...YOu can get a free sample of Play™ lubricants from Durex. Just go here to request your sample.

Thanks Freebie Fever.


WINSday update

I thought since today was a "Winsday," I would give you all an update on my little winning experiment. (You can see the explanation of my experiment/idea to keep track of my "wins" in the last "WINSday" post here).

I started keeping track of my wins on the blog on 1/16/11 and so far I have won 22 giveaways.


Free Krispy Kreme Donut with report card!

My little E Dawg got a Valentine with a free Krispy Kreme donut on it. While we were in there, we noticed this sign:

NICE! If you cannot see the pic, it says that kids get a free Krispy Kreme donut if they bring in their report cards! (You can also bring in your report card to SkateDaze locally to get free skating passes)


BOGO Lunch at La Mesa in Omaha

Here is a fun lunch deal going on here in Omaha at the La Mesa restaurant:
So, I know it is hard to read this, but for a limited time, Monday-Friday from 11 am until (well...I cannot remember how late-I will look next time I drive by), lunch entrees are BOGO (Buy One Get One Free)!

I love this place and how nice is it when you can get one meal free...I think my husband and I will have to take advantage of this while he is off in the mornings this week!