Happy 2010

>> Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for making this such a wonderful year here at The Money Jar. I look forward to all the new year holds for us all. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous 2010.


Weekly Deals-My First Trip To Publix

Moving from Kentucky to Florida has meant leaving my beloved Kroger behind. I do have a plenty of stores to choose from here including a Publix. I've heard great things about Publix so I figured I needed to check it out. Moving also means we have to restock our pantry and freezer. For Christmas, I received gift cards to Target, WalMart & Publix which will make restocking easier on us given our current budget. I plan to stretch those cards as far as I can. This week I decided to give Publix a try and was pleasantly surprised for the most part. I'm finding bread, milk and meat to be quite expensive here so I'm going to have to figure out where to get the best deals on those. So far I've not found any of the awesome Manager's Specials on bread like I was used to in Kentucky.

So here's how I did at Publix. Keep in mind we had nothing in the freezer and not much in the pantry so not everything purchased was a rock bottom deal.

I spent: $39.57 (on gift card so ZERO out of pocket)
I saved: $33.64

2 pkgs. Wonka Gummies $2 minus (2) $1/1 Qs =Free
Boston Butt Roast $4.14
Nesquick Strawberry Milk $1 minus .50/1 Q = .50 cents
Kraft Singles $2 minus .50/1 Q = $1.50
Dannon Activia Yogurt $2 minus $1/1 Q = $1
Dannon Danimals $2 minus $1/1 Q = $1
Arnold Wheat bread $1.89 minus .55/1 Q = $1.34
Emerald Peanuts B1G1 $3.29 minus $1.50/2 Q = .89 cents each
3 lbs. apples $1.99
2 8 ct. pkgs. Juicy Juice B1G1 $2.99 minus $1/2 MFQ and $1/2 Target Q = .50 cents each
Cheez Its B1G1 $4.09 minus $1/2 Q= $1.54 each

I also stopped by Target to check out their after Christmas clearance.

I spent $4.15(on gift card, ZERO out of pocket)
I saved $8

2 bags M&Ms $2.98(reg. $5.98) minus $1/2 Q = .99 cents each
2 pkgs. Ritz crackers $2.98 (reg. $5.98) minus $1/2 Q = .99 cents each

For more shopping inspiration stop by Southern Savers, Cha-Ching On A Shoestring and I Heart Publix.


Coupon Preview 1/3/09

There will be 5 inserts in this Sunday's paper: 2 Smart Source, 2 Red Plum and 1 General Mills. Remember coupons vary by region. For a list of available coupons stop by Sunday Coupon Preview.


2009 Financial Review And 2010 Goals

>> Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We had high hopes for our finances in 2009. My husband was back at work after 3 months of unemployment. And even though our income had been significantly slashed, we knew we had the tools to recover and rebuild. We were not counting on unexpected medical bills, another job loss, a move and having to pay rent and a mortgage.

Here are the original goals we set for ourselves:
1) Pay off my husband's car.
2)Make monthly "car payments" into a car savings account each month.
3)Build our emergency fund up to six months of living expenses.
4) Continue our normal contributions to retirement savings.
5) Paying extra on our mortgage.
6)Save $1000 to cover all expenses for next Christmas.
7)Finally, by the end of the year, we plan to evaluate our savings plan and find a way to begin saving for college expenses.

So how did we do?
1) Well, the car was paid off in January and that has been a huge help to us as we were able to navigate all the financial challenges a little better with no car payment.
2)We attempted the monthly car payment but were not able to do that every month.
3)Our emergency fund has been greatly reduced over the last few months.
4) We've not added anything to our IRA is the last few months.
5) We stopped paying extra on our mortgage when we realized we would have to sell the house.
6) We saved about 3/4 of the money we'd planned to save for Christmas and were able to stick to the reduced budget.
7) We were never able to address the college savings this year.

Looking back, I'm so thankful for all the tools that helped us navigate a challenging financial year. I have no doubt God provided us with the wisdom and resources we needed. In 2008, we learned to make and stick to a buget from Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover which is still a favorite resource of mine. I had also become a coupon shopper which had allowed us to greatly reduce our grocery budget. We also learned to say no to more stuff and find contentment with what we had.

As we look forward to 2010, the immediate outlook is more of the same. Until our house sells in Kentucky our finances are going to be very tight. Our income covers our basic expenses. Things like clothing, entertainment, travel to visit family, gifts, etc. are not part of the budget and will have to come from any extra income I am able to generate. But I have to say, it's kind of exciting to know that once the house sells we are going to be able to really save knowing just how little we really need to get by on.

So there are no big, grand financial goals for 2010 at this time. Currently our three goals are:

1) Sell our house.
2) Stay within our current budget so we don't have to deplete our savings any further until our house sells.
3) I need to find ways to generate extra income to cover the extras as well as best utilize coupon shopping for the things we need.

Once our house sells, we will revisit our budget and financial goals.

If you are new to budgeting and living frugally, I will be sharing a post soon on how to set up a budget that works for your family so stay tuned.


Smokey Bones: Free Appetizer New Years Day

>> Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Print this coupon for a free appetizer at Smokey Bones on New Years Day. Offer valid 1/1/10 only.


JCPenney: $4.99 Valance Blowout

Need some new window treatments? JCPenney is having a valance blowout in their outlet. They are offering quite a few different styles for just $4.99. Be sure to go through Ebates to get 3% cash back on your purchase.


Bath And Body Works: $10 Off $40

>> Monday, December 28, 2009

Go here to print a coupon to get $10 off your purchase of $40 or more at Bath and Body Works. Valid through 1/3/10.


25% Off At Leapfrog

Through January 14th, get 25% off all books, games and accessories at LeapFrog when you use the code DEC23 at checkout. You will also get free shipping on orders over $30.

To get great deals on LeapFrog products in store, stop by Coupons.com to print the following coupons:

$5 off any Leapster game
$4 off LeapFrog Tag book
$2 off LeapFrog Tag Junior book


Adorama: Two Packs Rayovac Rechargeable Batteries $6.98

If you're like me, you always need extra batteries around. I've been trying to build up my supply of rechargeables but they can be expensive initially. Adorama is offering two 4 packs of Rayovac 4.0 AA Rechargeable batteries for just $6.98. They are also offering free shipping on this item.


Walgreens Photo: 9 Cent Prints

Order 50 or more 4x6 prints from Walgreens photo and get them for 9 cents each when you enter the code 9CENTS at checkout.

You can also get 25% off photo gifts when you use the code GIVEFUN at checkout.

Both offers are valid through Saturday, 1/2/10.


Merry Christmas

>> Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishing you all a joyous Christmas! I will be away from here for a few days. I'll be back next week with all the deals. Enjoy spending time with your families and taking time to reflect on the Greatest Gift ever given.


Taco Bell: Free Fresco Taco

Go here to print a coupon for a free Fresco Taco from Taco Bell. Coupon valid for seven days from download or until 1 million coupons are redeemed.


Gap.com: Extra 20% Off

Get an extra 20% off all sale items at Gap.com when you use the code GAPEXTRA20 at checkout. Offer valid through 12/27/09.


Bath And Body Works Semi Annual Clearance

Save up to 50% at Bath and Body Works during their semi-annual clearance. Prices valid online now and in stores beginning 12/27. Get Signature Collection Body Lotion for $3, Anti-Bacterial Soap for $3, select Home Fragrance items for $3 and more great deals.


Free Sample Kashi TLC Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars

>> Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Get a free sample of Kashi's TLC Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars here.


More $5 Magazine Subscriptions From Amazon

>> Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Amazon is offering more magazine subscriptions for just $5.

Current $5 subscriptions available:
Southern Living
This Old House
Golf Magazine
Coastal Living


JCPenney.com: $5 Off Online Purchase

Sign up here to receive JCP emails and receive a coupon for $5 off your next online purchase. Coupon will be emailed to you within 2-3 weeks of signing up.


Bath And Body Works: Free Item With $10 Purchase

Print this coupon to get a free item(up to $13 value) with any $10 purchase at Bath and Body Works. Excludes 3-wick candles, Scentbug and gift sets. Expires 12/24/09.


Time To Move

>> Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just wanted to let you know I won't be around for a few days. We're loading the moving truck tomorrow and will be moving on Saturday. I should be back by the middle of next week. Have a great weekend!


Walgreens Friends And Family Day 12/18/09

Go here to get your coupon for Walgreens Friends and Family Day. Get 15% off eligible store items and 20% off Walgreens and W brand products. Valid 12/18/09 only.


$1 Off Starbucks Ice Cream Printable Coupon

Go here to print a coupon for $1 off your next purchase of Starbucks Ice Cream.


Walgreens Photo: 20% Off Photo Books, Calendars & Posters

Get 20% off photo books, calendars & posters at Walgreens photo when you use the code TREE20 at checkout. Valid through 12/19/09.


Bath And Body Works: Free Lip Item With Any Purchase

Print this coupon to get a free lip item with any purchase at Bath and Body Works. Valid through 12/20/09.


Free Sample Pampers Extra Protection Diapers

>> Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Get a free sample of Pampers Extra Protection Diapers from WalMart here.

Other freebies offered by WalMart:

Free sample Benefiber Orange Powder

Free sample Prilosec OTC


HasbroToyShop.com Deal Of The Day

>> Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today's HasbroToyShop.com Deal of the Day is a Transformers Movie Leader: Megatron for $19.99(reg. $39.99). Offer valid 12/15/09 only.


Hallmark: $5 Off Printable Coupon

Hallmark has been very generous with their $5 off coupons this year. If you haven't received one in the mail or found one in a magazine, you can print one here. This is good on any purchase of $5 or more. I've been able to get some great deals on gifts this year thanks to these wonderful coupons. Get yours now. Coupon expires 12/24/09.


JCPenney.com: $10 Off $10 Coupon Code

Get $10 off $10 or more purchase at JCPenney.com when you use the code NICE4U at checkout. Choose ship to store to save some money on shipping.

JCPenney currently has the Groovy Garden comforter set on clearance for $14.99. Get it for $4.99 plus shipping with the coupon code.


Sunpak Digital Photo Frame Giveaway Winner

>> Monday, December 14, 2009

Congratulations to slk! Random number generator picked 4 making slk the winner of the Sunpak Digital Photo Frame. Please contact me at janetridge at gmail dot com within 48 hours to claim your prize slk.


Snapfish: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Calendars

Calendars make great gifts. At Snapfish buy 1 calendar and get 1 free when you use the code DEC14 at checkout. Offer expires 12/16/09.


O, The Oprah Magazine $5 Subscription

Amazon.com is offering a one year subscription to O, The Oprah Magazine for $5. That's 89% off the cover price. Go here to get your subscription.


Walgreens Deal 12/13/09-12/19/09

>> Friday, December 11, 2009

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Training Pants, or GoodNites $8.99
RR $2
$1.50/1 Huggies 11/15/09 SS
$1/1 Pull-Ups 11/15/09 SS
$1 off Huggies Q in Walgreens Children's Activity Book
$4.49 for diapers after Q, CABQ and RR

Complete Multi Purpose Solution 12 oz. $7.99
RR $7.99
$1/1 Complete Multi Purpose Solution 10/25/09 RP
Free plus overage after Q and RR

Gillette Fusion or Venus Razor System $8.99
RR $4
$4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor 11/29/09 PG
.99 cents after Q and RR

Hershey's Pot Of Gold 8.7 or 10 oz. 2/$9
$3 RR
$1/1 Hershey's Bliss or Pot of Gold 12/6/09 SS
$2 each after 2 Qs and RR


Coupon Preview 12/13/09

There will be three(3) inserts in this weeks Sunday paper: 1 Smart Source, 1 Red Plum & 1 General Mills. Stop by Sunday Coupon Preview for a full listing of available coupons. Remember coupons will vary by region.


Deals Of The Week 12/12/09

>> Thursday, December 10, 2009

I decided to take advantage of the Triaminic money maker at Walgreens this week.

I bought:
1 M&M Premium $2.49
1 Gillette Series shave gel $2.79
2 Triaminic Thin Strips $10
1 Snickers candy .39 cents (filler item)
$1/1 M&M Premium
$3/1 Triaminic
$3/1 Triaminic
$2 off Triaminic Wags Q x 2
RR for free Gillette Series shave gel
Total with tax: $2.82
Received $5.50 in Register Rewards

For more shopping inspiration stop by Money Saving Mom & Southern Savers.


I'm Moving, Let's Have A Giveaway! Win A Sunpak Digital Photo Frame

Last year after Christmas, I ran across a great clearance sale on Sunpak digital photo frames. I picked up several of them and gave most of them away as gifts this year. While packing up some boxes for the move, I realized I still had one of these frames left and thought "Hey, that would be a great giveaway" for my awesome readers here at The Money Jar. Yes, dear readers, one of you will win this oh so cool Sunpak 3.5" digital photo frame.

Sunpak 3.5" digital photo frame features:
3.5" TFT-LCD display
Beautiful black high-gloss frame
Compatible with SD, MMC and MS cards
Built-in memory
Easy push button operation and setup
Automatic slide show feature
Photo intervals from 5 to 60 seconds

I've seen this frame in action and am very impressed with the picture quality. Also, when I gave these as gifts, I did so with the pictures already loaded and found it very easy to use. Just think, you could keep this great little digital frame for yourself or give it away as a Christmas gift. I'm going to end the contest in plenty of time so the winner can have it in their hands by Christmas.

Win it!
To enter this contest just leave a comment!

*CLARIFICATION* You can receive up to 5 entries in this giveaway. 1 entry for each method. Any entries beyond that will not be counted. Sorry for any confusion.

Want extra entries? Here's how.

1) Follow this blog(see that little follow button on the sidebar? Just click it) and leave a separate comment. If you already follow, leave a separate comment letting me know.
2) Follow me on twitter. http://twitter.com/FrugalFocused1 Leave a separate comment letting me know. If you already follow me on twitter leave a comment letting me know.
3) Blog about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment with a link to your blog post.
4) Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment letting me know.

Contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends 12/14/09 at noon Eastern Time. One winner will be chosen at random by Random.org.


Walgreens Photo Deals

Here are the current deals available at Walgreens Photo.

Get 25% off photo gifts when you enter the code SALE25 at checkout through 12/12.

Get 25% off photo card orders of $25 or more when you enter the code SENDCHEER at checkout through 12/12.

Get 50 4x6 prints for $5 when you enter the code PRINT at checkout through 12/12.


Clinique.com: Free Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser Or Allure Magazine Subscription With Purchase

Today only you can choose a free Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser 1 oz.(enter code CLEANSE at checkout) or a free one year subscription to Allure Magazine(enter code ALLURE at checkout) when you purchase $30 or more at Clinique.com. Offer valid 12/10/09 only.


Giveaway Thursday

It's Giveaway Thursday here at The Money Jar. I am currently hosting a giveaway for a ZoomAlbum Photo Book Kit on my other blog. ZoomAlbums are a fun and easy way to share your photos with others. Stop by my other blog and enter today.

I host a MckLinky here each Thursday so you can share your blog giveaways. If you are hosting a giveaway, please leave your link. If you know someone hosting a giveaway, tell them to stop by and leave their link. Thanks! Please keep giveaway links family friendly.


Swatch A Day Giveaway

>> Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I was a teenager in the 1980's when Swatch watches became all the rage. I remember getting my first Swatch watch and thinking it was the coolest thing ever! Well Swatch watches are just as cool today as they were then. They are also just as affordable with the same great quality.

Would you like to win a new Swatch watch of your own?
twitter.com/SwatchUS is randomly giving away a Swatch a day until 12/31! So go and follow now for your chance to win.


Walgreen's 4 Day Sale 12/9-12/12

Spend $25 get $5 RR

Just For Men Touch Of Gray Hair Color $6.99
RRs $6.99
$2 off printable
Rebate form
Free plus overage after Q/rebate & RR

Neutrogena Men's Skin Care $4.99
RRs $4.99
$2 off any Neutrogena product Dec. All You Magazine
Free plus overage after Q and RRs

Select Conair Brushes or Scunci Hair Accessories $2
RRs $2
Free after RR

ReNu Multipurpose Plus Solution Twin Pack $9.99
RRs $9.99
$2 off ReNu printable
Free plus overage after Q and RR

Stim-U-Dent 100 pk. $2
RRs $2
Free after RR

Stayfree Feminine Care 16 or 24 pk. Maxi, or 16 pk. Ultra Thin $1.99
RRs $1.99
$1 off Stayfree printable
Free plus overage after Q and RR

$4 off all $9.99 toys with In Ad Q


JCPenney Deal Of The Day: Boys Chopper Trike $19.99

JCPenney's Deal of the Day is a Boys Chopper Trike for $19.99(reg. $49.99). The trike features a real revving throttle that plays authentic motorcycle sounds as well as working turn signals. It has interactive dashboard button as well as an adjustable seat that grows with your child. Valid 12/9/09 only.


Restaurant Gift Card Offers

Restaurants often offer incentives to customers to give their gift cards as gifts during the holiday season. I've compiled a list of some of the offers available this year.

Bonefish Grill: Buy $100 worth of cards get a $20 bonus card

Applebee's: Buy $50 worth of Applebee's gifts cards get a $10 bonus card

Outback Steakhouse: Buy $100 worth of Outback Steakhouse gift cards get a $20 bonus card and a free music download from Sugarland

Red Robin: Buy $25 in gift cards get a $5 bonus bucks or get 20% discount on every $500 in gift cards

The Cheesecake Factory: For every $25 gift card you purchase in the restaurants get a card redeemable for a free slice of cheesecake

Ruby Tuesday: Purchase gift cards online from 11/2-12/31 and receive free standard shipping and gift card customization

Moe's Southwest Grill: Buy a $25 gift card get a $5 Moe Bucks

Carrabba's Italian Grill: Buy $100 in gift cards get a $20 bonus card

P.F. Changs: Buy $50 in gift cards get a $10 Be Our Guest card

Qdoba: Buy a $25 Q-Cash gift card get a $5 voucher


All You: Free Sample Stacy's Pita Chips

All You is giving away free samples of Stacy' Pita Chips. Supplies are limited to the first 44,000 requests so hurry! Go here to request your sample now.

All You is also offering a $1 off Stacy's Pita Chips printable coupon. Get your coupon and save on your next purchase of Stacy's Pita Chips.


Get Holiday Gift Cards At Friendly's

>> Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Are you still trying to come up with gift ideas? Well, here's an idea for you! Treat those on your gift list to a Friendly's gift card. Holiday gift cards are available now at Friendly's. And when you purchase $25 in gift cards you'll get a $5 bonus card free so you can treat yourself too. This offer is only available in restaurants.

And while you're out picking up your Friendly's gift cards, warm up with one of their New Lava Cake Sundaes. Find a Friendly's location near you.

Gift giving is even easier too now that Friendly's gift cards are available online. Just stop by the Friendly's website to order yours today.


HasbroToyShop.com Deal Of The Day: Monopoly Here & Now World Edition

HasbroToyShop.com's Deal of the Day is Monopoly Here & Now World Edition for $14.99(reg. $34.99).


Amazon: More $5 Magazine Subscriptions

Amazon is offering more $5 magazine subscriptions.

The magazines available this time are:

Good Housekeeping
Popular Mechanics
House Beautiful
Smart Money
Country Living
Marie Claire
Harper's Bazaar
Town & Country

The current offer is valid through 12/12/09.


Making Changes

I've been making some changes around here this morning. I like this template format better. I find it easier to read. I think I have most of the information and links back on here but I still have a few more to go and a few kinks to work out. Thanks for your patience as I try to make The Money Jar a more pleasant place to visit.


Walgreens Deals 12/6/09-12/12/09

>> Monday, December 7, 2009

Register Reward Deals

Hershey's Holiday Candy 8 or 8.5 oz. 2/$5
RR $1
$1/2 Reese's, Hershey's, York, Kit Kat or Rolo 8 oz. + 12/6/09 SS
$1.50 each after Q and RR

Spend $10 on participating Nabisco Crackers get $3 Register Rewards
Wheat Thins 10 oz., Ritz 16 oz., Triscuit 9.5 oz 2/$4
$1/1 Nabisco Crackers or Easy Cheese 11/8/09 SS
$1/2 Nabisco printable
$10 Rebate when you buy 10 Nabisco, Easy Cheese, Planters

M&M's Premiums 6 oz. $2.49
RR .50 cents
$1/1 M&Ms Premiums 12/6/09 RP
.99 cents after Q and RR

Schick Quattro Titanium or For Women Razor System, Intuition Plus Razor System, 3 Pack Quattro disposable razors $6.99
RR $3
$2/1 Schick Quattro Titanium 12/6/09 SS
$2/1 Schick Quattro for Women or Intuition Plus 12/6/09 SS
$2/1 Schick Disposable Razors 12/6/09 SS
$1.99 each after Q and RR

Triaminic 14 pack Thin Strips, liquid 4 oz., decongestant spray .67 oz. 2/$10
RR $5
$3/1 Triaminic Thin Strips 12/6/09 SS
$2/1 Triaminic product 12/6/09 SS
$2 off Triaminic liquid 4 oz. or thin strips 14 ct. Walgreens Healthy Savings Booklet

Deal Idea
Buy 2 pk. Triaminic Thin Strips 14 ct.
Use (2) $3/1 MF Qs
Use $2 off Q from Walgreens Healthy Savings Booklet
$5 money maker after Qs

Theraflu 6 pk. Vapor Patch, 6 packets, Liquid 8.3 oz. 2/$10
RR $3
$2/1 Theraflu 10/18/09 SS
$2/1 Theraflu 12/6/09 SS
$1.50 each after Q and RR

Other Deals

All Laundry Detergent 26 to 40 loads or Snuggle Fabric Softener 32 load 2/$7
$2/1 All 2x Ultra or Small & Mighty 12/6/09 RP
$2/1 Snuggle 12/6/09 RP
$1.50 each after 2 Qs

L'Oreal Excellence To Go Hair Color $5.99 with In Ad Q
$2/1 L'Oreal Excellence or Excellence To Go 10/18/09 RP or 11/15/09 SS
$3.99 after Qs

Pert Plus 12 or 13.5 oz. $1.99
$1/1 Pert Plus or Pert Plus for Men 12 oz. + 10/18/09 SS
.99 cents after Q

Cover Girl Lip Color Buy 1 Get 1 Free
$1/1 Cover Girl product 11/29/09 PG


Kohl's Deal Of The Day: Select Fisher-Price Toys Half Off

Today Kohl's has select Fisher-Price toys 50% off as their Deal Of The Day offering.

Here's what you can get:

FP My Toon TV $39.99(reg. $79.99)
FP 3-in-1 Sports Game $32.49(reg. $64.99)
FP Ni Hao Kai Lan Emotion Doll $24.99(reg. $49.99)
FP Little People Boy Figure Set $12.49(reg. $24.99)
FP Little People Girl Figure Set $12.49(reg. $24.99)
FP Ni Hao Kai Lan Holiday Kai Lan and Lulu Clip On Plush Toys $12.49(reg. $24.99)
FP Little People Royal Garden Wedding Gift Set $18.99(reg. $37.99)
FP Little People Precious Places Swan Boad Gift Set $13.99(reg. $27.99)


Magazines.com: Women's Health $5 Subscription

Magazines.com is offering a subscription for 10 issues of Women's Health for $5 as today's Deal of the Day. That's 90% off the cover price. Magazine subscriptions make great gifts.


Coupon Preview For 12/6/09

>> Saturday, December 5, 2009

There will be 2 inserts in this Suday's paper: 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum. Stop by Sunday Coupon Preview for a full listing of the coupons. Remember that coupons will vary by region.


CVS Deals 12/6/09-12/12/09

>> Friday, December 4, 2009

3 Day Sale

Essence Of Beauty Bath & Body $4.99
ECBs $4
.99 cents after ECBs

Merry Brite Plush Santa Hat $3.99
ECBs $3.99
Free after ECBs

Merry Brite Mini Ornaments 12 ct. $1.99
ECBs $1.99
Free after ECBs

ECB Deals

Get $5 ECBs when you buy $15 Energizer Batteries
$1/1 Energizer batteries 11/15/09 SS
$1/1 Energizer printable

Get $7 ECBs when you buy $15 Revlon products
$1/1 Revlon beauty tool 11/15/09 SS
$2/1 Revlon cosmetic 11/15/09 SS

Covergirl Clean liquid foundation or pressed powder $4.99
ECB $1
$1/1 Covergirl product 11/29/09 PG
$2.99 after Q and ECB

Emergen-C Immune Booster 2 pk. $3.99
ECBs $3.99
Free after ECBs

Bayer Contour blood glucose monitor $14.99
ECBs $5
Up to $30 off Bayer glucose monitor 10/25/09 RP
Free plus overage after Q and ECB

Zantac 150 24 ct., Zantac 75 30 ct. $8.99
ECBs $8.99
$2/1 Zantac printable
$1/1 Zantac 11/15/09 SS
Free plus overage after Q and ECBs

Bausch & Lomb ReNu Multiplus solution twin pack $12.99
ECBs $3
$2/1 ReNu printable
$7.99 after Q and ECBs

Sudafed PE $6.99
ECBs $3
$1/1 Sudafed PE printable
$2.99 after Q and ECBs

Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide, Cavity or Tarter Protection toothpaste 2/$4.50
ECBs $2.50
.75/1 Crest toothpaste 11/29/09 PG
.25 cents each after 2 Qs and ECBs

Family Size Head & Shoulders $5.99
ECBs $2
$1/1 any Head & Shoulders $100 CVS Coupon Book
$2.99 after Q and ECBs

Family Size Pantene $5.99
ECBs $2
$2/1 Pantene Vocalpoint mailer
$1.99 after Q and ECBs

Get $10 ECBs when you spend $50 on Itunes Gift Cards

Get $10 ECBs when you buy 3 American Express Prepaid Gift Cards

Other Deals

Gillette Fusion, Mach 3, Series or Satin Care $1.99
$1/1 Gillette Shave prep 11/19/09 PG
$1/1 Gillette Shave prep $100 CVS Coupon Book
Free after Qs


Godiva: 20% Off Online Orders Through 12/7

Get 20% off your online order at Godiva.com when you use the code WISH at checkout. Also, get free shipping on orders over $50 when you use the code MERRY at checkout. Valid through 12/7/09.


Donate Your Swagbucks

Search & Win

I love winning Swagbucks doing online searches. I have been able to cash them in for Amazon gift cards as well as Paypal which has helped me get great deals on things I needed. But did you know you could also donate your Swagbucks?

Right now you can donate your Swagbucks for the Holiday Toy Drive. All Swagbucks donated by December 20th will go towards purchasing toys to be distributed at Los Angeles area hospitals. Your donation can be given in increments from $1 to $100 Swagbucks but every little bit given will help make a child's Christmas brighter.

If you're not already winning Swagbucks doing online searches go here to sign up now.


JCPenney Deal Of The Day: east5th Ballet Neck Sweater

Get an east5th Ballet Neck Sweater for $7.99 -$9.99 at JCPenney.com. This would make a great gift for yourself or someone else on your gift list.

Don't forget to get cash back savings from Ebates when shopping online.


Staples Deals 12/6/09-12/12/09

HP Everyday 4x6 photo paper 100 pk. $1 after Easy Rebate
$9.99-$1.99 instant savings-$7 easy rebate=$1

HammerMill Copy Plus copy paper, 500 sheet ream $1 after Easy Rebate
$5.79-.80 cents instant savings-$3.99 easy rebate=$1

20 pack Duracell batteries Free with Staples Rewards
Buy 20 pk. Duracell batteries for $12.99 get $12.99 back in Staples Rewards=Free after Rewards(offer valid through 12/26)

Staples 8.5" x 11" bright white multiuse paper, 2,500 sheets/case B1G1
$49.98 for 2-$24.99 easy rebate=$24.99 for 2

Acer Netbook with Intel Atom Processor N270 $279.98


Money Saving Mom's 24 Hours Of Giveaways

Money Saving Mom is hosting a Giveaway Day all day today. She'll be posting giveaways for great products and gift cards all day today so be sure to stop by and enter.

So far she's offering:
3 Rembrandt whitening collections
5 $50 gift certificates to Alice.com
5 Stain Fighting kits from Arm&Hammer and OxiClean

Go here to enter now!


Deals Of The Week 12/5/09

We're two weeks away from the move to Florida so I'm not doing any big deal shopping. I am for the most part just buying what we need. I did by a few extras that I normally wouldn't have this week because I needed some things for a dessert I'm making for a church luncheon. I didn't do any shopping Thanksgiving week since we were out of town most of that week. My husband picked up what we needed for our Thanksgiving dinner down in Florida. I didn't even get any of the Black Friday deals. I only went to Kroger this week.

I spent: $30.14
I saved: $22.39

Cascadian Farm Granola Bars $2.99 minus $1/1 printable-$1.99
2 loaves Healthy Life Bread $2.78 minus (2) .50/1 Qs=.39 cents each
Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes $2.50 minus FREE item Q=Free(I never buy these but couldn't pass up the free. My kids were so excited!)
Annies Mac & Cheese $1 minus .50/1 printable doubled=Free
Private Selection pasta .79 cents(manager's special) minus .50/1 store Q from mailer=.29 cents
Dole Salad mix $1.69 (manager's special)
1 lb. shelled walnuts $2.99(reg. $5.99)

For more shopping inspiration stop by Southern Savers and Money Saving Mom.


Old Navy Item Of The Week: Women's Velour Hoodies & Pants

>> Thursday, December 3, 2009

This week at Old Navy get Women's Velour Hoodies and Pants for $10 each.


JCPenney Deal Of The Day: St. John's Bay Puffer Jacket For $19.99

JCPenney's Deal of the Day is a men's St. John's Bay Puffer Jacket for $19.99(reg. $60). Offer good today only.


HasbroToyShop.com Deal Of The Day

The Deal of the Day at HasbroToyShop.com is a Furreal Friends Cuddle Chimp for $24.99(reg. $49.99). This offer is good today only.


Giveaway Thursday

It's Giveaway Thursday here at The Money Jar. I now host a MckLinky here each Thursday so you can share your blog giveaways. If you are hosting a giveaway, please leave your link. If you know someone hosting a giveaway, tell them to stop by and leave their link. Thanks! Please keep giveaway links family friendly.


A Full Cup: Start Saving Today

One of my favorite places to find the latest deals and coupons is A Full Cup. A Full Cup is a community where you can find deals at your favorite grocery stores, drug stores, online stores and more. You will also find listings for the latest freebies, tips on frugal living and the latest coupons available. If you are not already a member of the community at A Full Cup, sign up now and start saving money today.


Save over $30 With Airwick Printable Coupons

>> Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Register at Airwick.com to save over $30 on Air Wick products. Go here to register.


HasbroToyShop.com Deal Of The Day

Get Transformers Animated Voyager Class: Optimus Prime for $11.99(reg. $21.99) at HasbroToyShop.com today only.


Amazon Wii Game Deals

Amazon is featuring Wii games as it's Gold Box deals all day today, 12/2/09.

Get Active Life: Extreme Challenge bundle with mat for $34.98(reg. $59.99)

The current Lightning Deal is Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes game for $34.98. It's ending soon so hurry if you want this one and keep checking back for the upcoming deals on Wii games today.


New Printable Coupons For December

>> Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Printable coupons have been reset for the month of December.

Some of the coupons you'll find at Coupons.com:
$5 off $25 at Rite Aid
.50/1 Starkist pouch tuna(if your store doubles it could make this a free after Q item)
$1/2 M&Ms 9.4 oz. or larger
$1/1 Muir Glen product
$1/1 Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites
$1/1 Success Brown Rice
B1G1 Steaz Iced Tea
$2/1 Caribou Coffee 12 oz.
$5 off Playskool Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds
$5 off $20 Hasbro Star Wars toy purchase


Old Navy: 20% Off Plus Free Shipping

>> Monday, November 30, 2009

Today only get 20% off your entire purchase plus free shipping at Old Navy. Enter the code MONDAY at checkout.


Amazon: $5 Magazine Subscriptions

Through December 1st, Amazon is offering the following magazine subscriptions for just $5.
Real Simple-1 year
Sports Illustrated Kids-1 year
Smart Money-1 year
People StyleWatch-1 year
Popular Science-1 year
Travel+Leisure-1 year
Food & Wine-1 year
House Beautiful-1 year
Cosmopolitan-1 year
Southern Living-1 year


Gap: 20% Off Entire Purchase & Free Shipping

Today only, get 20% off your entire purchase and free shipping at Gap. Enter code MONDAY at checkout.


Bath & Body Works: 25% Off Online Purchases 11/30-12/1

Get 25% off your entire purchase at Bath & Body Works when you enter the code CYBERMONDAY at checkout. Offer valid 11/30-12/1 only.


LOFT: 30% Off Entire Purchase

Get 30% off your entire purchase at LOFT today only. Enter code MONDAY at checkout. Free shipping available on orders over $100.


The Limited: 40% Off And Free Shipping

Today only get 40% off your entire purchase and free shipping at The Limited. Also, get a free Pleated Ruffle scarf with any $50 pre-tax purchase today.


World Market: Extra 20% Off Your Entire Order

Today only get an extra 20% off your entire order at World Market when you enter the code 1DAYWEB at checkout. Get free shipping on orders over $50.


Gymboree: 20% Off Plus Free Shipping

This Cyber Monday, Gymboree is offering 20% off everything including new collections as well as free shipping. No minimum purchase necessary to get the free shipping. Don't forget to sign up for Gymboree Rewards to earn rewards on your purchases.


The Body Shop: 20% Off Plus A Free Item With Online Purchases

The Body Shop is offering 20% off your online purchases for Cyber Monday. Plus, you get a free product with any online purchase. Choose from Super Volume Mascara-Black, Vit E Eye Cream, Maca Root Travel Shave Cream 125 ml, Coconut Scrub 200 ml, Wild Cherry Mini Body Butter 50 ml. Valid today only!


12 Days Of Whataburger

>> Sunday, November 29, 2009

Whataburger is giving away free food through the 12 Days Of Whataburger. Sign up here to receive a coupon for free food beginning December 1st and valid 12/2/09-12/24/09.


Schwan's: Free $10 Food Item For New Customers

Schwan's is wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and offering new customers any one item valued at $10 or less free. A new customer is considered to be anyone who hasn't ordered from Schwan's in the last 14 weeks. Go here to get your free offer from Schwan's. Offer expires 12/4/09.


Build-A-Bear Cyber Monday Deals

Get 5 select animals for $5 each.
Animals included are:
15" High School Musical Bear
15" Sparkly Snow Leopard
16" White Fluffy Puppy
15" Cuddly Hugs Teddy Pink
15" Cuddly Hugs Teddy Blue
Get free shipping on orders of $35 or more with code 94620.


Happy Thanksgiving

>> Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day!


Free Movie Tickets From General Mills

>> Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Get a free movie ticket when you enter two codes from two specially marked boxes of General Mills cereal. Print your ticket and take it to any participating theater to receive free admission. Go here for full details and to find participating theaters near you.


Amazon Deal Of The Day

Amazon's Deal of the Day is an LG Blu-Ray Player for $99.99.

Other Great Deals

EA Sports Active for Wii $44.00

Garmin nĂ¼vi 260W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator $119.99

American Girl Three DVDPack (Felicity - An American Girl Adventure / Molly - An American Girl on the Home Front / Samantha - An American Girl Holiday) $17.99


Black Friday Preview

>> Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Are you planning a day of Black Friday shopping? Stop by A Full Cup for more previews and discussions of the Black Friday ads available.


CVS Black Friday Deals 11/26-11/28/09

ECB Deals

Hershey's Singles .89 cents each
ECBs .89 cents
Free after ECBs

Mars King Size Bars $1.59
ECBs $1.59
Free after ECBs

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4 oz. $2.88
ECBs $2
.88 cents after ECBs

Colgate 360 Clean, MaxFresh, MaxWhite, Wave or kids toothbrush $2.99
ECBs $2
$1/1 printable
Free after Q and ECBs

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion 6.8 oz. $7.99
ECBs $7.99
$1.50/1 Vaseline printable
$1/1 Vaseline 10/18/09 RP
Free plus overage after Q and ECB

Degree Ultra Clear for Women $4
ECBs $4
$1/1 printable
Free plus overage after Q and ECB

Dynapop Energy Shots $4.99
ECBs $4.99
Free after ECBs

Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or 4 ct. refill $9.99
ECBs $8
$2/1 Schick Quattro Razor, Trimmer or Refill 11/22/09 SS
Free after Q and ECBs

St. Ives Body Wash 18 oz. $3.99
ECBs $3
$1/1 St. Ives Body Wash 11/15/09 SS
Free after Q and ECBs

Herbal Essences Shampoo/Conditioner 12 oz., or styler 6-8 oz. $2.99
ECBs $2
Free Herbal Essences styler when you buy Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner 10/11/09 PG
.99 cents for shampoo or conditioner and styler after Q and ECBs

Bic Soleil Razor $6.99
ECBs $5
$2/1 printable
Free after Q and ECBs

Phillips Earbuds $6.99
ECBs $6.99
Free after ECBs

Magnavox Universal Remote $6.99
ECBs $6.99
Free after ECBS

Just For Men Touch of Grey $8.29
ECBs $8.29
Free after ECBs

Kodak Easy Share C913 Digital Camera $79.99
ECBs $20
$59.99 after ECBs

Ladies Fleece Robe $9.99
ECBs $5
$4.99 after ECBs

Craig 4 GB MP3 player $24.99
ECBs $5
$19.99 after ECBs

Assorted Small Appliances $19.99
ECBs $10
$9.99 after ECBs

Sarah Peyton Welness 4 pc. spa set $9.99
ECBs $3

Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Assorted Toys

Merry Brite 100 ct. lights 2 for $3.99

Holiday Gift Wrap 2 for $2.99

Gold Emblem Nuts Cashews & Macadamia 2 for $5.99

Hershey's Holiday Kisses $3.49
$1/2 Hershey's Kisses 11/8/09 SS

M&Ms Happy Holiday Mix $3

Revlon Cosmetics & Beauty Tool
$1/1 Revlon Beauty Tool 11/15/09 SS
$2/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic 11/15/09 SS

Cover Girl Lip products
$1/1 Cover Girl 11/1/09 PG
$2.50/2 Cover Girl 11/1/09 PG


Bath & Body Works: Free Item With Any $10 Purchase

>> Monday, November 23, 2009

Go here to print a coupon to get a free item with any $10 purchase at Bath & Body Works. Excludes 3-wick candles, Scentbug and gift sets. Valid through 12/24/09.


Denny's: Free Peppermint Pancake Puppies With Purchase

Go here to print a coupon to get Free Peppermint Pancake Puppies with any purchase from Denny's. Expires 12/11/09.


$1 Off Curel Itch Defense Skin Balancing Lotion

Winter months bring dry, itchy skin. Go here to get a printable coupon for $1 off Curel Itch Defense Skin Balancing Lotion.


Walgreens Black Friday Ad 11/26/09-11/28/09

Walgreens will be open Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3 Day Sale

Aquafresh Cavity Protection Toothpate 8.2 oz. plus 1.8 oz. free $1.99
RR $1.99
Free after RR

Right Guard Sport Antiperspirant/deoderant 2.8 or 3 oz. $2.49
RR $2.49
Free after RR

Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth deoderant/anitperspirant 2.6 oz. $3.99
RR $3.99
$2/1 Dove Ultimate
$1/1 Dove 10/4/09 RP
Free after RR

Infusium 23 Hair Care 8 or 16 oz. $4.99
RR $4.99
$2/1 Infusium October & November All You
$2/1 Infusium 11/22/09 SS
Free plus $2 overage after Q and RR

Nivea For Men Shave Gel 7 oz. $2.49
RR $2.49
Free after RR

Johnson's Softwash 18 or 20.3 oz. $5.99
RR $5.99
Free after RR

Thursday Only

15" LCD TV $99.99
Get 10 Free Redbox rentals with purchase. RR printed at checkout.

Snuggie Fleece Blanket $9.99
RR $2
$7.99 after RR

50% off select toys $4.99(reg. $9.99)

Friday Only

M&Ms 12.6 oz. 2/$3
$1 off 2 November Coupon Book

2 for $2

Patriot Jar Candle 20 oz. Buy 1 at $8.99 get 2 Free

Say Yes to Carrots Body Butter 11.83 oz. $3.99

Walgreens Gold Seal vitamins and supplements Buy 1 Get 2 Free(must be same price)

Lil' Webkinz Buy 1 at $9.99 Get 1 Free

Touch and Brush or Jupiter Jack $19.99
RR $5
$14.99 after RR

4 ft. Pre-lit potted Christmas Buy 1 at $19.99 get 1 Free

50 LED Dome Bulb Lights 3/$10

Wireless Sports, Dance Fit or Guitar Superstar gaming systems $19.99

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream 1 pt. $1.99

Red Baron Pizza 12 in. $1.99

7 Up, Sunkist, A&W, Canada Dry or Hawaiin Punch 2 liter .79 cents each

Other Deals

Crayola Crayons with sharpener 64 ct. $1.99
RR $1
.99 cents after RR

Dulcolax Balance Laxative 7 day 4.1 oz. $7
RR $4
$5 Dulcolax Balance Rebate
Free plus overage after RR and Rebate

Walgreens pain relief 50 ct. pain reliver, ibuprofen or headache relief .99 cents with In Ad Q

Walgreens allergy relief 10 coutn Wal-itin or 5 ct. Wal-zyr .99 cents with In Ad Q

Walgreens Invisible tape 3/4 x 300 in. or 1/2x450 in. .39 cents with In Ad Q

3M Command Adhesives Buy 1 At $3.59 get 1 Free
Command printables

Spend $20 on photo services get $5 good toward your next photo purchase


Old Navy Gobblepalooza: 3 Days Of Deals

>> Saturday, November 21, 2009

Old Navy is offering 3 days of saving starting on Thanksgiving Day this year. See here for full details.

Thursday November 26, Open Noon-7 p.m.(Check with your local store. Some will be closed)
$10 off $50 Bonus Coupon-Thursday only
Friday November 27, Open 3 a.m-midnight(Check local store to verify.)
$5 Graphic tees for the family (exc. Collectabili-TEES)-Friday only
$5 Performance fleece tops for the family-Friday only
$10 Famous jeans for kids and toddlers-Friday only
$15 All Adult Famous Jeans-Friday only
$15 All Adult Sweaters-Friday only
$15 Kids Frost Free Jackets-Friday only
Free Lego Rockband software with $20 purchase-Friday only
Saturday November 28, Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Check local store to verify)
$5 Fleece blankets-Saturday only
$5 Thermals for family-Saturday only
$2 Holiday stockings-Saturday only

3 Day Deals
$5 Long sleeved tees for kids & toddlers
$8 Long sleeved tees for adults
$10 5 pocket jeans for kids & toddlers
$10 Activewear for women
$15 for 2 Activewear for kids & toddlers
$15 for 2 Activewear for men
$15 5 Pocket Jeans for adults
$15 Sweaters for the family
50% off outerwear for the family
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Collectabili-TEES for the family


CVS Deals 11/22/09-11/28/09

ECB Deals

Complete Multi-purpose solution 12 oz. $8.99
ECBs $8.99
$1/1 Complete Multi-purpose solution 10/25/09 RP
Free plus overage after Q and ECBs

Buy $20 select Huggies products get $5 ECBs
Huggies Jumbo pack diapers or Pull-Ups 2/$18.99
-$1/1 Huggies 10/25/09 SS
-$1.50/1 Huggies 11/15/09 SS
-$1/1 Huggies Pull-Ups 11/15/09 SS
Huggies Mega pack wipes 184-216 ct. $6.99
-.50/1 Huggies wipes 11/15/09 SS

Buy $15 Clean & Clear products get $5 ECBs
$2/1 Clean & Clear printable
$5/1 Acne Control Kit printable
$2/1 Clean & Clear printable

Boost Nutritional Drink 6 pk. $6.99
ECBs $1
$2/1 Boost printable
$3.99 after Q and ECB

Tums 36-150 ct. $3.99
$1/1 Tums printable
$2 off Tums CVS $100 Coupon Book
Free after Qs and ECBs

Sarah Peyton Memory Foam pillow $9.99
ECBs $3
$6.99 after ECBs

Sarah Peyton Spa Set $9.99
ECBs $3
$6.99 after ECBs

Other Deals

Revlon Cosmetics Buy 1 Get 1 Free psa. $1.99
$1/1 Revlon Beauty tool 11/15/09 SS
$2/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic 11/15/09 SS

Starbucks Frappucino 2/$3
$1/1 Starbucks Frappucino printable
.50 cents each

Gold Emblem dried cranberries, prunes or apricots 5-8.5 oz. $1 each

Kodak Picture Movie DVD Buy 1 at $14.99 get 1 Free

Photo Books 10 6x8 pages Buy 1 at $12.99 get 1 Free
$2 off Photo books CVS $100 Coupon Book

Purex Complete 3 in 1 laundry sheets 20 ct. Buy 1 Get 1 Free
$1/1 Purex 3 in 1 printable
$1/1 Purex 3 in 1 10/4/09 SS


Deals Of The Week 11/21/09

>> Friday, November 20, 2009

I was excited about the Almay money maker at Walgreens a couple of weeks back because I wanted to try the Almay Pure Blends makeup. What I discovered was that after more than a year of using mineral makeup I can't go back to liquid makeup. Thankfully Walgreens had their Maybelline mineral makeup buy 1 get one 50% off this week. Here's what I bought.

1 Aussie 3 minute miracle $2.99
1 Gillette Shave Get $1.99
1 Colgate Total Toothpaste $2.99
Maybelline mineral foundation $14.98(buy 1 get 1 50% off)
$1/1 Aussie
.55/1 Gillette Shave Gel
.75/1 Colgate
$15 Register Rewards
Total OOP with tax: $7.03
Received $3 RRs and Free Gillette Shave Gel RR


2 Glade Sense & Spray $12
1 Duracell AA batteries $2.99
$4/1 Glade
$4/1 Glade
.75/1 Duracell
$1 ECB
Total OOP with tax: $6.14
Received: $5 ECBs


I spent: $42.13
I saved: $31.41
2 loaves Healthy Life Bread $2.78 minus (2) .50/1 Q=.39 cents each
Private Selection ice cream $2.50(sale) minus $1 Shortcuts Q=$1.50
Annies Mac N Cheese $1 each(sale)
2 Nabisco Wheat Thins $3.98 minus (2) $1/1 Q=.99 cents each
Cascadian Farms Granola Bars $2.99 minus $1/1 Q=$1.99
2 Dole Pineapple minus (2) .50/1 Q doubled=Free
Seventh Generation TP 8 double roll pack $3.99 manager's special
Kroger hamburger buns .59 cents manager's special
Weekly Total:$55.30

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