Showing posts from October 9, 2011

Hotel Indigo Downtown Baton Rouge - Destined to be a Local Favorite


What do you think of when you see this picture? Believe it or not, this "moral", at the front desk of Hotel Indigo in downtown Baton Rouge, is a panoramic of downtown Baton Rouge with the city lights reflecting in the Mississippi River. Beautiful right? It's the first thing that I noticed when I walked through the door Tuesday night during a dinner with other local bloggers organized by the hotel.

During this dinner, we were treated to Louisiana favorites in the hotel's King Bar & Bistro - Seafood Gumbo, Strawberry Spinach and Pecan  Salad, BBQ Shrimp and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Everything from the crabs and shrimp to the strawberries, squash and pecans came from local vendors and farmers. The Tin Roof BBQ Shrimp is a must-have!

King Bar & Bistro is open at 6am-10:30 daily for breakfast and 11am-10pm for lunch and dinner.

While we were there, we also sampled a couple of specialty cocktails from our bartender (or as he likes to call himself - "cocktail chef&…

Walgreens Coupon Matchup 10/16 - 10/22

If you are new to saving at Walgreen's read Walgreen's 101.

If you are new to using coupons read Coupons 101 first.

You will find the weekly ad in the store, you will need to pick it up to use the coupons. You can also view the ad and print the coupons. You can now print Walgreens Corporate Policy to bring along with you.

Look for the Walgreens Activity Book, and the October Coupon Book!


Nature’s Bounty or select Nature Made Supplements B1G1 free
-$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement 10/16 RP Insert
-$1.60/2 Nature’s Bounty printable
-$1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil 10/2 SS Insert
-$1/1-$2/1 Nature Made printables
Final Price: Varies

Select Kellogg’s Cereal 12-18.2 oz., Fiber Plus 6 pk. or Special K Bars 6 pk. $2.99 each or 3/$7
-$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Special K Products 9/11 RP Insert
-$1/3 Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 9/11 RP Insert
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereals 9/11 RP Insert (if included)
Final Price: As low as $1.83 wyb six

Maybelline Foundation, Powder, Blush, Concea…

*STILL AVAILABLE* Handbag Prices on Amazon - Up to 86% Off

Red Large Vicky Giraffe Print Faux Leather Satchel Bag Handbag Purse $13.00 (reg. $91.98)

Rose Handbag By Fash $16.99 - $22.99 (reg. $99)

Snake Print Faux Leather Handbag $14.99 (reg. $80) - I ordered this purse a couple of days ago and it is amazing! It's a great size to fit all of my "stuff" and matches great with black, grey or tan shoes.

These all have at least a 4 out of 5 star customer rating AND qualify for FREE shipping with a $25 purchase.

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Vintage Show & Sale with Project Runway's Anthony Ryan Auld October 21st & October 23rd

Who else wants to come with me - I'll be there for sure!


Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum with Project Runway's Anthony Ryan Auld invite you to "The VINTAGE Fashion Show" and SALE on October 21st, 2011 at the LSU Mini Farm!

Meet & greet with Anthony Ryan Auld from PROJECT RUNWAY starting at 6:00 PM with a short Q&A at 6:30. He has hand selected & styled many of the looks you will see come down the runway! It is all about creating MODERN looks with VINTAGE pieces. The fashion show will begin promptly at 7:00 PM!

Someone at the show will receive the amazing opportunity to have Anthony Ryan Auld by your side as a personal shopper & stylist for the vintage SALE!

This show will be a sneak peak for the "YOU FRIEND'S CLOSET" vintage SALE. You will be able to buy these looks at our vintage sale on October 23rd, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the LSU 4-H Mini Farm behind John H. Parker Coliseum. We have vintage, new, &am…

Last Day: Similac as low as $3 at Babies R Us and Toys R Us

. These AWESOME baby formula deals are available today only at Babies R Us or Toys R Us. What do you think of the new store on Seigen next to Kohl's?


ALL Nursettes 2-3oz 6-8pks are $5 each
Use $2/1 Similac coupon from SS 10/9
Final Price: $3!

Little Remedies:

ALL Little Remedies products are Buy 1 Get 1 50%!
Use (2) $1/1 coupon on
Final Price: ? but with the 50% discount and $2 off of both you should find a great deal!

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*RARE* $1.00/2 Post Cereal Coupon

**RARE COUPON ALERT** - There's a new $1.00 off 2 Post Kids cereal coupon to print with no size restrictions. It has a Walmart logo on it but is a manufacturer's coupon that can be used anywhere. If you choose, you can use it on single serving cups - however I'm going to use it on a full size box since this is a coupon that you just don't see too often!

Make sure you print it before it reaches it's print limit!

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CVS Coupon Matchup 10/16 - 10/22

. If you are new to shopping at CVS or just need help with some of the lingo in this post, visit my CVS 101 first. Make sure you print their coupon policy and keeping in your coupon binder.

You may also want to check out Couponing 101 if you are new to using coupons.

Get $1 in ECB for every fourth time you remember to use your "green bags".

As stated in this week's ad: Visit the ExtraCare coupon center (red price scanner) to get this week's instant coupon

Hershey's Snack Size, Nestle, Mars Chocolate or Wrigley's Fun Size 9.34- 12.5oz or Twizzlers Twists 22oz 2/$5.00
CVS Instant Coupon save $1.00/2
(9/25 SS) save $1.00/3 Reese's, Kit Kat, Hershey's, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly Rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers, or Twizzlers Snack Size Bags
October All You save $1.50/2 Mars Fun Size
October All You save $1.00/2 Nestle
(10/16 RP) save $1.00/2 Nestle (regional)
(8/7 SS) save $0.75/1, $0.50/1 or $1.00/3 Twizzlers
Final price, as low as $1.25 each Mars Or…

Apply to Host a Smirnoff Malt Mixed Drinks Holiday House Party


Have you ever hosted or attended a House Party? Here's a new party to apply for:

Smirnoff Malt Mixed Drinks Holiday House Party

Sponsor: Twister Mania
Party date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
Host spots: 1,000

You must be 21 or older to apply, host or attend this event.
This event is only open to residents of TX, FL, NY, OH, IL, MI, GA, NC, VA, IN, TN,MO, WA, WI, AL, MD,AZ, KY, SC, LA, CO, OR, KS, IA, MS, NV, NE, NH, ME

While you're there, apply for these other available parties:

Barista Prima® European Style Coffee House Party

Sponsor: Barista Prima
Party Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Host Spots: 1,000

Just Dance 3

Sponsor: Ubisoft
Party Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011
Host Spots: 5,000

Never heard of House Party? Go HERE to see how it works.

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FREE Be Enchanted Body Lotion at Bath & Body Works

YAY, another BBW Freebie to add to our travel collection! Head to Bath and Body Works October 14th – 16th with this coupon to get a free 2 oz. bottle of Be Enchanted Body Lotion. No purchase necessary!

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*HOT PRICE* Play-Doh Cake Makin' Station $5.54 - Ship Free to Store

If you want this deal, get it quick because these Walmart deals always sell out. Hurry and head over to to get a Play-Doh Cake Makin' Station for only $5.54 PLUS Free shipping to our store (not available for home shipping). This is regularly around $19 - Amazon has it for $12.49 so this is a great price for a gift!

Remember head over HERE to Ebates first because right now they are offering 2% cash back on all purchases at Walmart. PLUS - if you're a first time Ebates user, you'll get a $5 cash bonus!!

It's easy - just head to Ebates HERE, search for Walmart and shop. That's it! Your cash back will be deposited in your account (may take a few days to show up). You will receive your $5 cash bonus after your first $25 purchase. The rebate checks are mailed on a quarterly basis, so the next check will be sent on November 15th.


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Free Weekend Events

Friday October 14th

Live After Five (weather permitting)

Highland Road Park Observatory's FREE events

Barnes and Noble Citiplace - Storytime 7pm

Saturday October 15th

LSU vs. Tennesse

Red Stick Farmers' Market - Downtown Baton Rouge

Barnes and Noble Citiplace - Storytime 2pm

11th Annual Attic Treasures -9:00AM - 1:00PM
Takes place at the Bluebonnet Library from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will feature local and regional collection specialists who will identify items brought for evaluation. Each person is limited to three items. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (225) 763-2240.

Oak Alley Plantation Fall Arts and Crafts Festival -9:00AM - 5:00PM
Two day annual event at Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with arts and crafts, food, petting zoo, pony rides, bungee trampoline, face painting and art activities. Admission is $5 for 13 years and older and $2 for 6 to 12 years. For more information, call (225) 265-2151 or visit www.oakalleyplantat…

"Pass it On" a Fun Online Game That Teaches You About Financial Planning


Are you a fan of games like Monopoly and Risk? Then you’ll love playing Pass it On! An online game of risk where you learn about life choices, finances and the rewards you can reap by planning ahead. Take the challenge and lead generations across the country from New York City to St. Louis to New Orleans to Mount Rushmore and finally, San Francisco.

Not only can you learn about financial planning while playing, but you can also have a chance to win a $25,000 or $15,000 cash prize! Now that’s some serious financial gain.

In addition to a cash prize, your participation will help others as AXA Equitable and the AXA Foundation have selected the American Red Cross, CARE, and Scholarship America to receive a grant based on the total number of votes received by Pass it On! players during the campaign period. The more you play the more votes they earn.

*Disclaimer - I received AXA gift pack in preparation of this post. All opinions in this post are 100% mine.

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Whole Foods: Today (10/14) Wild Atlantic White Shrimp $7.99/lb

Friday, October 14th, Whole Foods is having a one-day sale on 26/30 Wild Atlantic White Shrimp for $7.99/lb. These items usually sell out so make sure to get to the store early.

Georgia whites are sweet and tender. Caught by U.S. shrimpers at the peak of the season, shrimp are frozen within hours of catching to lock in freshness. Whole Foods Market offers them without sulfites – just natural, tasty shrimp.

Shell-on white shrimp make the perfect fall meal Рsimply saut̩, broil, bake, grill, or stir-fry. These also make a simple, low-fat supper when boiled and served with cocktail sauce and a side salad. Here are some shrimp recipes for more inspiration:

·Linguine with Grilled Shrimp and Arugula-Parsley Pesto
·Miso Soup with Shrimp and Broccoli
·Shrimp, Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad
·Sauteed Shrimp and Couscous Dinner

This shrimp steal is at the seafood counter for one day only, and there is a limit of 10 pounds per person.

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Retail Deals for Your Weekend Shopping

Here are your weekend retail coupons courtesy of Your Retail Helper:
Fashion Bug - Facebook Exclusive $10 off $30 Exp 10/16Halloween City - 20% off single item Exp 10/31 Kohl's - 20% off purchase Exp 10/16Michael's - 40% - 50% off coupons Exp 10/14 New York & Co - 40% off purchase Exp 10/16 Nine West - 30% off regular priced items Exp 10/17Party City - $10 off $50 Exp 10/16 Spirit Halloween - 20% off one item Exp 10/16 Full List AMC Theatres - $1 Large Popcorn wyb Large Coke Zero Exp 11/1Aeropostale - $10 off $50 Exp 10/31 American Eagle Outfitter's - Bring in an old pair of jeans and get 20% off your purchase Exp 10/18 Banana Republic Factory Outlet - 15% off $100+ purchase Exp 2/29/12 Barnes & Noble - 30% off select titles Exp 10/16Cacique - - $25 off $75 Exp 10/31 Carter's - 20% off $40+ purchase Exp 10/31Children's Place - 20% off purchase Exp 10/31Coach - 30% off purchase Exp 10/16Dressbarn - 20% off purchase Exp 10/23 ESPRIT - 20% off purchaseESPRIT -…

Friday = Mega SwagBucks Day!!


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 30 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 exp…

Mark Your Calendar: My City Mommy Holiday Gift Guide Twitter Party November 2nd

Mark your calendars now because the My City Mommy network is throwing an awesome, fun filled Twitter party on Wednesday, November 2nd at 9PM/8PM EST/CST! We will talk about the hottest holiday gifts for 2011! Our party hashtag is #2011HolidayGiftGuide. We have some AWESOME giveaways and you won't want to miss out! Here is a sneak peak at a few of the giveaways:

KODAK ESP Office 2170 All-in-One Printer ($129 ARV) from Kodak
iCraig 2.1 Channel Tower Speaker ($99 ARV) from CVS
16"x20"x1.5" Canvas Print ($88 ARV) from Easy Canvas Prints
Don't forget to follow My Baton Rouge Mommy on Twitter!

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Albertsons Coupon Matchup 10/12 - 10/18

If you are new to couponing you may want to read Coupons 101. Did you know that you can print coupons right on Albertsons site?

3 Day Sale ( Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Honeysuckle White Turkey Breast (bone-in, frozen) $0.99/lb w/ a $10 purchase (Limit 1) 

93% Lean Ground beef $2.98/lb

Peaches $0.99/lb

Corn King bacon 12oz. 5/$10

Xtra 2X liquid laundry (Limit 4) $1.99
(8/28 SS) save $0.50/1 or $0.75/1
Final Price, $1.49 or $1.24 each

Tostitos chips $1.88
(10/2 PepsiCo insert) save $1.00 on Both Tostitos Chips and Dip
Final Price, varies


Jonagold Apples $0.99/lb
Broccoli $1.99
Red bell peppers $0.99 each
Green cabbage 2lbs for $1.00

Strawberries 1lb $3.99 B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.00 each


Pork spare ribs $1.98/lb
Assorted pork loin chops bone-in $1.98/lb
Boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.98/lb
85% lean ground beef $2.78/lb
T-Bone steak bone-in $5.99/lb

Sanderson Farms boneless, skinless fryer breast or breast tenders $4.99/lb B1G1 Free
Final Price, $2.50/lb

Pork Loin or rib cho…

*IT'S BACK* Finish Line 2 for $50 NCAA Fleece Sweatshirt Sale + FREE Shipping!

The Finish Line 2 for $50 NCAA Fleece Sweatshirt sale is back again + FREE shipping. These are regularly $50 each. Oh and BTW - there are 10 different LSU styles to choose from...I mean, we are the #1 team in the country after all!!!

You can use promo code EXTRA60 to get $10 off any $60 or more order.

Remember to head over HERE to Ebates first because right now they are offering 5% cash back on all purchases at Finish Line. PLUS - if you're a first time Ebates user, you'll get a FREE $5 bonus in your account!!

It's easy - just head to Ebates HERE, search for Finish Line and shop. That's it! Your cash back will be deposited in your account (may take a few days to show up). Rebate checks are mailed on a quarterly basis, so the next check will be sent on November 15th.

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Covergirl: 12,000 Free Outlast Lipstains - Enter to Win

. Head over to Covergirl on facebook and try your luck at winning 1 of 12,000 Free Covergirl Outlast Lipstains!

*You will have to sign up for My Covergirl if you haven’t already then you will be entered to win.

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