Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Birthday Surprises...

I am about to turn 33. Wow...I remember when my dad turned 30, and that doesnlt even seem that long ago. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun!! Last year I posted the following list of Birthday Freebies I got.  I thought it was worth revisiting and reminding you of all the free stuff you can sign up for so you will be ready to watch the birthday freebies start rolling in as well!

Here is what I got last year:
  • FREE $30 gift certificate for a Birthday dinner from Benihana
  • FREE bowl of Noodles from Noodles and Co.
  • 10 FREE wings from Hooters
  • $10 Free Game Play at Dave and Buster's
  • A FREE Creation from Cold Stone
  • A FREE Drink from Caribou Coffee
  • FREE birthday Burger from Ruby Tuesday
  • FREE 1/3 lb Burger (or entree or equal value) from Fuddruckers
  • FREE Gourmet Burger of my choice from Red Robin
  • FREE Ice Cream Cone from Maggie Moo's
  • FREE one scoop Sundae from Culver's
  • FREE dessert at Buffalo Wild Wings
  • FREE 16 oz Julius from Orange Julius
  • FREE SEPHORA COLLECTION Beautiful Eyes Kit featuring: Lash Plumper Volumizing Mascara in Black, Nano Eyeliner in Silver Green, Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit from Sephora
  • FREE Dessert in one email and Free cookie with purchase of adult entree in another email at Fazoli's
  • FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity or menu item of equal or lesser value at IHOP
  • FREE Grand Slam at Denny's
  • FREE cookie at Brueggers
  • FREE brownie Sundae from Chili's
  • Birthday Surprise from Famous Dave's (what you get depends on the code in your email. My code is B08 and I called them and found out that is a free appetizer-excluding the sampler)
  • Free Mini, 12 or 16 oz Blizzard when you buy a 16 oz Blizzard at Dairy Queen
  • Free 12 oz Shake with any purchase at Arby's
  • Free Appetizer with the purchase of an entree at Lone Star
  • Buy one Pretzel Item, Get one Free at Auntie Anne's
  • Buy on Entree, get one free at Fox & Hound
  • Free Mousse cake with purchase of regular size sandwich at Gandolfo's
  • Free Dessert with entree purchase at TGIFriday's
  • $3 off any Ice Cream Cake from Baskin Robbins
  • $10 off purchase of $20 or more at Mimi's Cafe
  • In snail mail I got a coupon from Lofthouse cookies for a FREE package of any package of Lofthouse frosted cookies
This year so far I have gotten:
  • A Sephora birthday surprise
  • A Procter and Gamble coupon booklet
  • A coupon from Chicken of the Sea
  • A trip to Disney World with the family from my husband!! :)


Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 8/31-9/6

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

  • Doritos or Ruffles 8.5-11.5 oz $1.88
  • Pepsi Product 12 packs 4/$10 with in ad coupon
  • RoTel Diced tomatoes 10 oz can 3/$3
  • KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce 18 oz $.99 (Depending on where you live, there was a coupon in the 08-21-11 Super Saver insert for wither $.50 ot $1 off this item, making it either FREE with overage of a penny, or $.48)
  • Van Camp's Pork and Beans 15 oz $.48
  • Ortega Taco Shells (regular, whole grain 12 ct or tostada shells 10 ct) $1.77 (for theOrtega Products, you can Go to their Website and print out a coupon for $1/2 which makes these Ortega deals even better)
  • Ortega Seasoning (taco, hot taco 1.25 oz or Guacamole 1 oz) $.88 (**Please see coupon note above)
  • California Necterines $.99
  • Delightful Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken 3 lb bag $5.99 (about $2/lb)
  • Hy Vee Natural Chunk Cheese 16 oz $3.99
  • Gushers $2.39 each, but there is an IN AD coupon for $4 off when you buy 4, so essentially you end up getting them for $1.39 each!!
In addition to their regular week long special, HyVee also has a 1 Day Sale Thursday 9/1 that includes the following:
  • 80% Lean Ground Beef $1.79/lb (sold in 5 lb roll for $8.95-limit 1)
  • Dole Iceberg lettuce $.69 each
  • Hy Vee OJ 64 Fl Oz $.99
  • Midwest Country Fare Peanut Butter 18 oz $.99
  • Hy Vee Butter 16 oz $1.99
  • Midwest Country Fare Laundry Detergent 45.4 fl oz $1.48 (limit 6)
  • 7 Up Product 6 pack bottles .5L 6/$10 (about $1.67 each-WOW)
No Frills Fresh
  • 80% lean ground beef $1.88 (any size package!)
  • Armour Meatalls 14 oz $2.99
In addition to their regular week long special, No Frills also has a 4 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 9/2-Monday 9/5 that includes the following:
  • Wimmer's Natural Casing Wieners $4.99
  • No Frills Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns $.77
  • Our Family 36 oz Ketchup $.88
  • ONLY AT THE BAKER SQUARE STORE: 7Up pr Dr Pepper Products 12 packs 4/$8.88 ($2.22 each!)
Bag N Save
  • Capri Suns $1.48 (with in ad coupon when you buy 4)
  • Our Family Cereal 10.7-20 oz or Oatmeal 10 ct 4/$4 with in ad coupon when you buy 4
  • Pepsi, Dr Pepper, 7Up, or Coke Product 12 packs 4/$10 (limit 4)
  • Sweet Yellow Onions $.88/lb
  • Mr Dell's 24-32 oz Hash Browns $2.19
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 4 Day Sale Thursday 9/1-Sunday 9/4 that includes the following:
  • Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables $.89
  • Dole Bananas $.39/lb 
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Kroger Value Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Thighs $1.79/lb
  • Pepsi Soft Drinks 2 L $.86 each (when you buy 6-it is a Buy 4 get 2 deal)
  • Pepsi or 7Up Products 12 packs $2.50 each (when you buy 4 in the same transaction)
  • Kroger Cheese 6-8 oz shredded or chunk, or 16 ct singles $1.88
  • Kroger Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream or Dip 4/$5 (Which is $1.25 each)
  • Handi Foil Foilware Buy 2 get 1 free 
  • Hot Wheels $.79
  • Red or Green Grapes $.79/lb
  • Kirkwood Chicken Breasts 48 oz (3 lbs) $5.49 (that is $1.83/lb)
  • Multi Colored Peppers $1.59/3pack
  • Tomatoes on the Vine $.86/lb
  • Pur Aqua Natural Sprinh Water 24, 16.9 oz bottles $2.99
Super Saver
  • Bar S Jumbo Franks $.85
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.88/lb
  • Gatorade 8 pack $3.97
  • Mama Lupe's Soft Taco Tortillas 10 ct $.98
  • Super Saver White Bread 16 oz $.98
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver MILLARD LOCATION also has a 4 Day "Game Zone Savings" Sale Friday 9/2-Monday 9/5 that includes the following:
  • Jack's Pizza 4/$10
  • Land O Lakes Dip or Sour Cream $1.28
  • Cantaloupe $.78 each
  • Nabisco Snack Crackers 7-10 oz $1.77 (If you have your Smart Source insert from 08-07-11 there is a coupon for either $.75 or $1 off. You can use with this making it only $.77-$1.02)
  • Cantaloupe $.99
  • Plums (red or black ) $.99/lb
  • Kraft Handi Snacks $.99/4pack
  • Broccoli Crowns $.99/lb
  • Green Peppers 3/$.99
  • Pepsi Product 12 packs 4/$10 with in ad coupon
  • Powerade 32 oz bottles $.50 each with in ad coupon (when you buy 10)
  • All Natural Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb
  • Smoked Sliced Slab Bacon $2.99/lb
  • Oscar Mayer Bacon 16 oz 2/$5 (limit 2)
  • Farmland Hot Dogs 16 oz 2/$1 (limit 2) (ALso, if you Like Farmland Foods on Facebook, you can print a coupon for $.55/1 product...making this a free with overage deal...
***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.


#Carmex easy, LOW entry #Giveaway ENDS TONIGHT!!

Just a reminder, I have 2 giveaways ending this week-one ending TONIGHT. They are both powered by Rafflecopter so they should be easy to enter! Check them out:

A fantastic Carmex Picnic Pack giveaway ending TONIGHT!!!
Currently only has 128 entries!!

A wonderful NUK Trendline bottle giveaway ending on 9/5.
Currently only has 22 entries-GREAT Odds on a GREAT product!! 


Look what I got (and you can get too...for FREE)

The other day I told you about how you can have Santa send a little note to your kiddos for free through Tiny Prints. Well, I just thought I would share what we got in the mail yesterday with you:

The kids were SOOO excited! Armour (my 5 year old) was running around the house yelling "I am on the GOOD list!! YESSSS!!!" I had to point out that it said to "Keep up the good work" so he would have to still work to stay there. He then said "Yeah Yeah, I know, but for now I am just happy I am there!!!"

In case you missed how to do this, here is the info again:

1. Like Tiny Prints on Facebook.

2. Click on the "Santa Cards" tab on the left and follow the instructions from there!

Have fun with this one! I sure did!