Thursday Daily Round Up 11/8/12


I rounded up some (not all!) of the deals from today. Not everything is still available.. so I only did the best deals.

(I recommend signing up for my Daily Newsletter if you can’t keep up with the site. It’s FREE and is a daily digest of all the deals)

Holiday Events:


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Mailbox Freebies: Klondike Tee, Target Beauty, Marinade + More


I love getting great mail and even more, when I forget where some of these freebies came from.  Today was outstanding. Mostly because the freebies outnumbered the “You Must Pay…” by ONE! :)

::: Klondike Potatoes Shirt (??? – must have been free)

::: American Girl Catalog of some kind

::: Target Beauty Bag – Yeah!

::: Mary Kay Samples

::: Miso Easy Samples

::: Town & Country, Redbook, Family Circle, Bon Appetit, etc etc – Newsweek, Martha Stewart – many I won’t have time to read.

Anything special in yours?

Coupons for Compliments: FREE Chobani (+ Valuable Resources)


Wendy C. let us know today on Facebook that she took some time 3 days ago to write to Chobani Yogurt – and it paid off!

Wendy said: Wrote to Chobani 3 days ago and got this in the mail today! Wow! 3 free 6oz qs and 3 – $.30/1 6oz qs Chobani magnet and a handwritten card!!! How freakin awesome:)

Writing to them is fairly easy – use their online form, and tell them, in just a few sentences, what you like about their product and how you use it at home. 

Not all companies will send you coupons – but if you read past experiences from other readers, you can get a good idea of what companies traditionally will.


Over this past year, I have had a running spreadsheet – every time I, myself, get a positive response, or you do, I have logged it on my sheet.

You can find that sheet here, and use it to contact companies that might send you the same. Do note: companies don’t always send the same things to everyone, so keep that in mind.

Then, contact companies using this spreadsheet hereit’s a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – if you haven’t contacted companies in the past, it’s rather easy – being honest is the best route.

Let us know how you do – we all love to hear who responds, and who (may not!)

Thanks, Wendy C.!

*Updated* This Christmas Season: Adopting 3 Families + Collection Points (+ More)

adoptList has been updated with the family wish lists. Please understand that they do not know they are being assisted – each have been nominated by a friend or family member.

With Christmas upon us, many of our readers have expressed interest in adopting a few families for the Holidays.  Just a few weeks ago, there was a small group of us that started talking about the opportunity; over the last week I have been in touch with several folks that have come forth with many ideas, options, and even volunteered their time to help make this a reality for us as a group.

This will be the first year that we tackle this project as a “Group” – I am hoping that we can make it special.     I realize not everyone is in that same place – but those of you who are, we’d love to see you participate as well.

Family 1:  (Name is being withheld) is a 28 year old single dad. He is also a Veteran of the Military, did 2 tours in Iraq- came home injured on his 2nd tour and is dealing heavily with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to his deployments.  He is currently out of work, and struggling to get every-day food on the table for the kids, ages 10 (boy), 7 (boy) and 4 (girl).  Requesting basic necessities, any food and toys for the kids.

Family 1 Wish List: Board Games for the family, 10 and 7 year old boy like books, Football, Army anything, Match Box Cars, Action Figures. 4 year old Girl loves Dress up, Dora, Reading, Arts and Crafty items. Socks are sorely needed, ANY Food.

Family 2:  (Name is being withheld) is a mom of 3, and due to unforeseen circumstances, is now on her own with 2 kids (and one on the way) – and looking for due to her recent situation, she is now looking actively work after 8 years of staying home with her children as a stay-at-home mom. Her son is 8, and daughter is 6.   Requesting personal necessities, and toys, extra food items appreciated.

Family 2 Wish List: Food, Health and Beauty – any.  Clothing – any; Girls 7 Slim Pant, Medium Top Shoe size 1. Boy Size 8 Pant, and Medium/Large Top. Shoe size 3. Socks.
Toys: Girl – Password Diary, Easy Bake, Monster High, Disney, any Games, Mommy & Me. Boy: Lego, Star Wars, Nerf, Hot Wheels, Avengers. Books. Baby Girl on the way.

Family 3: (Name is being withheld) is an active reader, with a younger sister who now is dealing with cancer.

Family 3 Wish List: Girl, 11 years old, recently diagnosed with Cancer; loves Furbies, Converse All star Shoes, she is appreciative of anything.


Collection Points:

East Valley: December 6 (Thursday) AND December 14th (Friday) from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Burrito Shack – South of Elliont Road, and just North of Williams Field on Power Road *see above for reference

East Valley:  December 8 (Saturday) from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Chick-Fil-A on Stapley and Baseline, South of US60 Freeway

West Valley: Friday December 7th from 5:30 p..m to 7:30pm
Peter Piper Pizza, 10006 91st Ave, Peoria (Peoria and the 101 Freeway)

(If you are in the West Valley and would like to volunteer to collect items and meet me at a location agreeable in December please share in the comments).

Lastly, I have a few readers assisting me with this; we all have children ourselves; I have tried to make the collection points versatile  – for not only various schedules, but also because our kids will be with us during those times (so we have to keep them busy too!)  The Burrito Shack is excited to support us on this mission as well, and will have tasty tasty burritos there should you want to pay them a visit :)

New $1/1 Barilla Microwave Meal (as low as $1.00)


Grab a new coupon for $1 off 1 Barilla Microwave Meal on Smartsource – best part – they are on sale at Fry’s on the Mega, $2.19 wyb 10.  Our Insert coupon expired this past week so this works great.

Barilla Microwave Meal $2.19 wyb 10
$1 off 1 Barilla Microwave Meal on Smartsource
= $1.19

OR, at CVS for $2 through Saturday. You can score them for as low as $1-$1.19 depending on where it works best for you.

Thanks, Printable Coupons & Deals

Fry’s: Spam 12 oz Can $.99


I was more than certain these were a Mega item, but last night these were at my store for $1.99.

Use the $.55/1 coupon for Spam on the Wounded Warrior site to grab it for $.99 – that is the lowest I have ever seen Spam go.

Normally on sale it runs $2.00 or so –the coupon is still available to print as well.

Keep in mind this might vary from store to store, too.

FREE Amazon Instant Video for Kids ~ Sesame Street (+ Color Books, Santa Letters + More)


Your kiddos can grab a FREE Amazon Instant Video – Sesame Street: Friends to the Rescue. Sounds like fun!

FREE Disney Character Call from Minnie or Finn McMissile

Sign up for Organic Valley newsletters via email and you’ll score a FREE Organic Valley Activity Welcome Kit for your kiddos.

You can grab a series of Freebies for the kids, from Oriental Trading Company ~ head over & score FREE Santa Letters, FREE Coloring Pages + More.

Grab a FREE Coloring Book from the EPA on Endangered Species. Hit the top right corner & click “Get a Copy” – then a box will drop down and click “USPS Request Delivery”.

NEW Coupon Book at Fry’s makes for $.25 Kids Aquafresh


This new coupon book is at Fry’s – keep your eyes open for it! Should be near to the Pharmacy – Lillian got us this picture, today:

  • $1.50/1 Sensodyne or ProNamel Product
  • $1.25/1 Aquafresh Product
  • $1/1 Tums 72 ct or Larger

And a few more odd ones


Makes the deal on Kids Aquafresh that much better! It’s on sale through 11/27:

Aquafresh Kids Fresh and Fruity $1.50
Aquafresh Training Toothpaste $1.50

$.75/1 Aquafresh Training Toothpaste OR
$1.25/1 Aquafresh from the Book, far above
= $.50 ea.

(If you are printing…you will need to register or log in to grab the coupon. Coupon does print with your first and last name and has a limit of 2 per computer. Depending on when you printed last you may or may not be able to score it again.)

Thanks, Lillian!

Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Dome Tent $5.80 Shipped (+ Cars Electronic Golf Set $5!)


WOWsers – super deal. Fleet Farm – my favorite store back home, has the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Dome Tent for $5 – you can score FREE shipping by adding ONE hunting item (see THIS HERE).

They also have the Disney Cars Sound Electronic Golf Set too – for ages 3 and up.

Shipping is free if you add one hunting item. I found you the cheapest item above – $.79…. this would be super for the kids!

{Military} FREE 16×20 PixelPainted Canvas for Troops Serving Overseas from Canvas on Demand


This is not only something pretty amazing, it’s something that I have received – when Dave was in in Iraq he sent me one of these – I was so thrilled :)  

The qualify of my picture is rather poor……… and our picture is Black and White – but the quality of the canvas itself was amazing.  The picture is of Dave and I way back before we had kiddos – if I had to guess it was back in 2000.


I am posting this again because we do have a handful of readers with a Spouse that is serving overseas on a current deployment – if this fits your situation, I hope you find it helpful.

Canvas on Demand is working to support the troops that are serving overseas…and their wives (or husbands) holding down the home front by honoring them with a FREE 16×20 PixelPainted Canvas for their spouse on their anniversary

Check out what they said:

Canvas on Demand appreciates our troops!   That’s why we started Operation Hi Honey, a program that gives hundreds of our deployed military men and women a free fine-art canvas that will be presented to their spouse on their anniversary.  The beautiful 16″x20″ PixelPaintedTM canvas, created from a favorite photo, has the look and feel of a traditional custom painting.  It’s a personalized keepsake that their Honey will hang in a place of honor and cherish for years to come. 

So if you are a deployed member of the United States military and want to surprise your Honey on your anniversary, you can apply.   Recipients will be selected randomly each week, and the canvas will be delivered to your Honey in time for your anniversary.   Be sure to apply at least 6 weeks before your anniversary date.   All submissions and photos will be posted on our website and can easily be forwarded by email to friends and family.

Go HERE to applyremember to apply at least 6 weeks before your anniversary.  Canvas on Demand will select recipients randomly each week and deliver the canvas in time for their anniversary.


In addition, Canvas on Demand also offers deployed Soldiers a way to thank their mom for Mothers Day by offering them a FREE Fine Art Canvas printed from a favorite photo – it’s called “Operation Hi Mom!” – you can also apply for that offer HERE!

Please feel free to share this with those who are near to you that may be serving in this capacity – or, with family members that are close to those serving overseas as well.

FREE Pillsbury Calendar (Still Available)


Matt sent me this earlier today – it worked great for me, and if you haven’t gotten this yet you can give it a shot now and see if it works for you.

Grab a FREE Pillsbury Calendar by heading over HERE. You’ll need to have been a member since 10/29 to request.

Thanks, Matt!

Coupon Round Up: Solo, Milky Way, Back to Nature, Cottonelle + More


Some amazing printables today make for super deals at Dollar Tree on Solo Products!

And lastly, $1.50/1 Wholly Salsa + $1 Wholly Guac, Salsa or Queso

AND $1.75/1 Birds Eye Voila ($1.50 at Walmart)

FREE eBooks: 100 Ways to Save + Grow your Money ($25 Value!), Homemade Christmas Gifts + More


WOW – looking on the Amazon Kindle store are some pretty reads. I have a ton of them on my iPad, I just don’t get time to read as much as I’d like. I need to work on that aspect of my life. I’m not sure why I can’t structure my time better.

100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money: Financial Fitness for Regular People – $25 Print list price!


Homemade Christmas Gifts and More


Circle Of Friends 25 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Bookmark this on your browser for more FREE eBooks – all sorted to category.l

Remember….you don’t “need” a Kindle to download Kindle eBooks– download FREE Kindle Reading Apps which allow you to read the book via iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7.

Amazon: Prime Membership just $7.99/month for Some Members


Many of you may be familiar with this – but for those who are not, this is a great deal especially that we are so close to Christmas.

Amazon Prime is offering a monthly membership for just $7.99 for some Amazon Members– this is a special price – as regularly it’s $79 per year.

If you currently don’t have Prime, I suggest signing up for November and December to ensure you can capture the best deals for Christmas for the kids with FREE shipping.

As a Prime member you can also capture FREE Kindle Books (more of them!) and FREE Movies, too.   To see the offer I recommend signing OUT of your Amazon account then going back through this link to grab the deal.

Don’t forget – Amazon is offering a FREE Six-Month prime membership for students who sign up for an Amazon Student account, as well.