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Sunday Coupon Preview - Great Week to Buy Multiples

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This Sunday there will be a Smart Source, Redplum and Procter and Gamble insert in the newspaper. Check out Taylor Town Preview for a list of what coupons that you can expect. Please note that these may vary by region.

*ALWAYS make sure to check your papers for inserts before you purchase!!

After speaking to a representative for The Times Picayune, I've learned that most of the insert coupons are now going to people who have home delivery on their Sunday Papers. This may be why many of you aren't finding coupons in the papers available for sale in our area.

The most asked questions that I get are about local newspaper inserts so here are a few answers:

First of all, I would like to note that in my weekly Sunday Coupon Preview, I list the inserts that are available nationally. While I realize that both The Advocate and The Times-Picayune will/may not have all of the available inserts in them, I want to give you information about what's out there.

With that said, …

Free Single-Day Tickets to Sea World Parks for Active Duty Military

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It's back at select Sea World Parks locations... single-day tickets for active duty military personnel for FREE! after filling out this form.

Eligible individuals include active duty military representing all five service branches, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and up to three direct dependents. A valid Military/Service ID is required for admission. Deal expires December 31st.
This offer is valid at SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg; Sesame Place, Adventure Island, and Water Country USA.
 Thanks My Music City Mommy!

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Making Homemade Laundry Detergent

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A couple of friends of mine make their own laundry detergent to save money and they swear by the results....so I wanted to share a couple of recipes with you. It's very simple to make and costs a fraction of store bought detergent. Enjoy!


Liquid laundry detergent:

1 quart Water (boiling)
2 cups Bar soap (grated)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda

-Add finely grated bar soap to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted. You can keep on low heat until soap is melted.
-Pour the soap water into a large, clean pail and add the Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well until all is dissolved.
-Add 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed.
-Cover pail and use 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. Stir the soap each time you use it

Tips (Thanks Tipnut.com for these):

*For the bar soaps required in the recipes, you could try Fels-Naptha, Ivory soap, Sunlight bar soap, Kirk’s Hardwater Castile, and Zote. Don’t use heavily perfumed soaps.

*Washing Soda and Borax can normally be found in the laundr…

Friday = Mega SwagBucks Day!!

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It's Mega Swag Bucks Friday! What does that mean? When you search online through Swagbucks today you will have a chance at winning higher than average bucks, for instance: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 500! These Swagbucks can then be turned in for fun gifts like Amazon Gift Cards - it's free money in your pocket!

Not a member of Swagbucks? Why not? It is an easy and fun to earn free money! Go here to learn more about Swagbucks and to join, plus you'll earn 3 Swagbucks for joining!

What is Swagbucks?

Swag Bucks is one of the easiest ways to earn free gifts on the web. All you do is use the Swag Bucks website as your daily internet browser. Instantly as you are searching the web you can and will win Swag Bucks. As you earn more Swag Bucks you can start trading them in for prizes. My favorite gift from the Swag Store is a $5 Amazon Gift Card and all you have to do is trade in 450 Swag Bucks for it!

How to Swag easier?

For the easiest Swagging expe…

Reminder: Free Krispy Kreme Donut Today (6/3)

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Remember to stop by today, June 3rd for National Donut Day at Krispy Kreme. What does that mean? When you drop in, you will get a FREE donut. No purchase is necessary to redeem the offer.

Go here to find a location near you!

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Payless BOGO is Back

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The Payless BOGO Half Off Everything Sale is back!
From now through July 4th, buy 1, get 2nd item of equal or lesser value 1/2 off the Payless ShoeSource marked price. Entire Stock included. While supplies last.

Plus use the code 47028 and you should get 20% off your purchase.  This code is good through June 8th. 
So go ahead and get that pair of shoes you had your eye on.
Remember, that you can have your purchases shipped free directly to your nearest location.
Go to Payless to get started.

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Murphy USA: BOGO Free Coke

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Very recently I told you about the benefits of signing up with Murphy's eOffers.   Well I just received another new one in my email and this one is a coupon good for a Free Coke when I purchase one.  It is good through June 9th.  
So if you have already signed up for Murphy's eOffers, check your inbox.  If you have not signed up yet, what are you waiting for?!
Visit the Murphy USA site to find a location near you.
Thanks My Springfield Mommy!
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Linens-N-Things 20% Off Code + Free Shipping

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Head over to Linens & Things online where you can take 20% off everything site-wide now through June 7th with promo code COOL20. You will also receive FREE shipping on your order! Now that is a deal!
Thanks West Michigan Mommy!
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Arby's: Free Roast Beef Sandwich

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Here is today's freebie highlighted by All You. 
Go to the Arby's site and sign up for the Arby's Extra Newsletter.  Then, you will receive an email within 24 hours with the Free Roast Beef Sandwich coupon.

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Reminder: National Doughnut Day is Friday, June 3rd: Free Donuts

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This Friday, June 3rd is National Doughnut Day - which means FREE Donuts! Here are the freebies I know of right now:
Dunkin Donuts - (1) FREE Donut with any Beverage Purchase Krispy Kreme - (1) Complimentary Donut
And in case you wanted to know - National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to raise funds to help people in need. 
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Day 4 of Online Coupon Tutorial: Stockpiling 101

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Stockpiling 101
So far I've talked about coupons and where to find them, organizing your coupons, and maximizing your coupon usage. Now I want to discuss the most important step in saving hundreds or even thousands on your household budget - stockpiling.

As I mentioned before, manufacturers want you to clip your coupons then use them right away. Now that you know how to time your coupons with sales, you will be buying items at rock bottom prices and sometimes even FREE! Historically, certain items will be at their rock bottom prices at certain times during the year. If you were to buy only one or two items at this super-low price, you would of course be saving money for a week or two but not in the long run. Why? Because you will need to buy again but at a higher price.
Making a 3-6 month stockpile of the items that your family uses the most will ensure that you will never have to make a last minute purchase and pay full price. You can now wait for those super-low prices to build up…

Guest Post: Make Extra Money Using Your iPhone

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Here's another guest post from my friend Kari, at Northshore Mama describing how she uses her iPhone to make extra money. I didn't know about these apps but I sure will start using them now:


If you are like me, then your iPhone is never far from your hand. Sadly, I admit that it is the last thing that I see at night and the first thing I grab as soon as my eyes are open. Now, in my defense, it serves as my alarm clock which validates both of these confessions.


However, there are many apps that I use to make a little extra money here and there. One of them is Checkpoints. It is an App that you use to “check in” at various retailers and restaurants and accrue points for doing so. Then, at many of the bigger establishments, there are a list of items (Some products are more specific than others…i.e. any People Magazine, any Belkin product, specific movies, Tyson Grilled chicken strips, etc.) that you can find and scan the UPC code with your phone for more points. Every 3…

Coupon Network Coupon Update June 2nd

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Here are the current coupons available on Coupon Network:
-Avent BPA-Free Toddler Cup Twin Pack, Save $2.50/1
-Bayer Advanced Aspirin, Save $1.75/1
*NEW Betty Crocker Fruit Roll Ups, Save $0.50/2
*NEW
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Mixes, Save $0.50/2
*NEW
Big G Fiber One Cereals, Save $0.75/1
*NEW
Big G Original Cheerios, Save $0.50/1
*NEW
Big G Reese’s Puffs Cereal, Save $0.50/1
*NEW
Big G Select Cereals, Save $1.00/2
*NEW
Bisquick Baking or Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix, Save $0.50/1
-Chef’s Requested Brand Bacon Wrapped Filet 5oz, Save $0.55/1
-Chef’s Requested Chopped Beef Steaks, 50oz, 10pk Crtn Bacon Wrapped Choppped Beef Steaks, $1.00/1
-Chef’s Requested Extra Lean Beef Products, Save $1.00/1
-Chef’s Requested Products, Save $1.50/2
-Chef’s Requested Twin Pack Bacon Wrapped Filets 10oz+, Save $1.00/1
-Dean’s Dip, Save $1.00/2
-Duracell Batteries, Save up to $4.00 in future savings wyb $10.00+ in batteries
-Ester-C Item, Save $1.00/1
-Farmer John Rope Sausage, Save up to $2.00 in fut…

*Hot* Groupon: $10 for $20 at Old Navy

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Here is a hot Groupon that is running right now. 
For $10, you get $20 worth of graphic tees, dresses, and other summer apparel at Old Navy. This Groupon expires July 30th and can be combined with in-store promotions.
Here are the details: Limit 1 per person. Purchase of Groupon may take up to 48 hours to process. Valid on purchase of $20 or more from 6/2 to 7/30/2011 at Old Navy Stores only. Product restrictions apply. One time use in US only. Not transferable. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Good for $20 of merchandise ($10 Paid For value plus $10 Discount Offer value). Discount Offer value expires 7/30/2011 
Go to Groupon to get in on this great offer!
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CVS 101

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There are many ways to save and even earn money while shopping at CVS. For those of you who are new to shopping at CVS, here are all the tips you will need to start saving today!

We will start with the Weekly Ads. You can get the Weekly Ad online, in front of the store or in your local Sunday paper. The Ad lists all sale items and items that will produce Extra Care Bucks and the quantity needed to earn them.

What are Extra Care Bucks (ECB)? These are dollars that you earn when making certain purchases and can be used on any future CVS purchase. Your ECBs will print out on your receipt so make sure to always check before throwing away your receipt. There are weekly and monthly ECB. You will also earn 2% back in ECB quarterly on your purchases which will print automatically at the end of the sales period.

You do not have to get all the items at the same time but will not earn the ECB until you fulfill the entire purchase.


In order to start earning ECBs, you need to have an Ex…

Dollar General: 33% Off Home Decor, Housewares & Domestics Coupon

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If you are wanting or needing to spruce up your home, here is a good coupon from Dollar General. 
Print this coupon and get 33% off your home decor, housewares & domestics purchase.This includes kitchen, bed pillows, sheets, rugs and more.
This coupon is good through June 5th.

Thanks My Springfield Mommy!

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Free Sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food

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Here is today's freebie highlighted by All You.  I have posted this in the past, but if you have not signed up for it before, now is your chance. 

If you think your dogs would like to try something new to eat, sign up for this FREE sample of Rachael Ray's Nutrish Premium Dog Food.
After you fill out the form, you will have the option to either have the sample mailed to you OR if you can't wait, print off a $3.50 coupon on your purchase.
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Today's National Groupon Deals 6/1

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