Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Aldi's Bargains

As many of you know, Aldi's is my go-to store for all my staples.  You simply cannot beat their prices on the basics.  But today I was THRILLED to see that they have marked down a BUNCH of good stuff.  I seriously stocked up.  I am assuming that not every single Aldi's marks stuff down at the same time - so your experience may be different than mine, but it is definitely worth checking out if you have an Aldi's nearby.  Here's a summary of just a few of the bargains I found:
  • Milk - $2.39 a gallon (I challenge you to find a better price at any other grocery store)
  • Halloween Tortilla Chips - $0.49/bag
  • Mama Cozi's Deep Dish Pizza - $1.99 (I've bought these before and it tastes just like UNO's frozen pizza from Target - delish!)
  • Box of 6 Bubba Burgers - $4.99 (I believe these are normally around $7)
  • Halloween Cake Mix - $0.49 (no one will know or care that the sprinkles in here are orange and black - they'll just be happy to have cupcakes!)
  • Brains Cupcake Mix - $1.99 (was $3.99 - I bought one before Halloween and they were a big hit and too-cute!)
  • Haunted Brownie Kit - $2.49
  • Pack of 4 Tomatoes On-The-Vine - $0.69 (WOW!)
  • Frozen Shoestring Fries - $0.99/bag (just like Ore-Ida's but waaaaay cheaper, even with a coupon!)
  • Halloween Sprinkle Kit - $0.49 (big container of 6 different types, just like the ones you see at Target for $4.99, but one-tenth of the cost!)
  • BAG of Honey Crisp Apples - $1.49 (I think there are about 10 in there!)
  • Halloween themed paper towel rolls - $0.39/ea (Do you think I will care that they have ghosts on 'em past Halloween?  Heck, no!)
  • Caesar Salad Kits - $0.49 (awesome price!)
  • Box of Linguine pasta - $0.49 (perfect for the next time I whip up some spaghetti!)
I got a HUGE amount of groceries.  Literally, my cart was overflowing.  And my final total was $97.08.  That includes 3 gallons of milk, a carton of eggs, lots of fresh fruit & veggies, chicken breasts, ground beef patties, bread, soup, salad dressing, and a ton of other things!  Seriously, if you have NOT checked out Aldi's yet - you are MISSING OUT!  :)
My 8 rolls of Halloween paper towels = $3.12 total!

Grand Total for all this Halloween loot = $5.95

LAST DAY To Save $2 Off ANY Snapily Product

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Click HERE to Save 50% on all your Holiday Cards from Paper Coterie.  They've got a beautiful selection.  Simply select your favorite card template, personalize it, and enter coupon code HOLIDAYCARDS2012 at checkout to get 'em for HALF-PRICE!  Hurry, as this offer ends 11/4/12.  Now if only I could find a photo where everyone looks good.....that's the hardest part, right?!?!

Sonic - $0.50 Corn Dogs All Day Today

R.I.P., HUNGER. 50¢ CORN DOGS ALL DAY ON HALLOWEEN - Work up an appetite by playing our 50¢ Corn Dogs Halloween Pinball Game
One more Halloween deal for ya - Sonic is offering $0.50 Corn Dogs all day long today!  I know what we're having for dinner before trick-or-treating.

Totsy - Blowout Extravaganza!

Totsy is having a Blowout Extravaganza - I think TODAY is the last day! You can save up to 90% off retail, and there are definitely bargains to be had. If you've read this blog for any period of time you know that I'm a big fan of the Bento lunch. If you are too, you'll want to check out Totsy's Kids Feeding Blowout Sale. There are all sorts of deals - now is a great time to stock up, while you can at great prices!  Remember, if you've never ordered from Totsy before - SHIPPING IS FREE on your first order.

There are also great deals on in the Small Electronics Blowout Sale.  Think CHRISTMAS!  We're talking headphones that are normally $27.99, marked down to $3.50!  And cool earphones marked way down.  These would make great gifts for kids - I know my boys can't seem to keep a pair of earphones on hand for more than a week or two before they turn up missing.  At this price, I won't mind so much!

HOT New Baby Coupons

$3.00 off ONE (1) HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers
FREE PLAYTEX Pacifier 2-Pack, With Purchase

85% Off Entertainment Weekly - ENDS TODAY

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Click HERE to Save 85% off Entertainment Weekly and pay just $0.48 per issue.  No code needed.  NOTE: This special price ends 10/31/12. With many features, Entertainment Weekly magazine provides a comprehensive synopsis of news from the entertainment industry. Article topics range from reviews of upcoming movies and television shows to the latest projects of popular music artists. Each issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine provides a specific review from all industries: Movies, DVD & Video, Television, Music and Books. Annual special issues range from seasonal reviews of the industries' upcoming developments to Academy Awards and the end-of-the-year "Entertainer of the Year" issue. Shying away from the gossip and tabloid news, Entertainment Weekly magazine sticks to the facts and information from an insider's perspective. First published in 1990.

Happy Halloween!

10 FREE Cards - Ends Tonight!

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Don't Forget Your Free Doughnut!

Show us your costumeREMINDER:  
Mmmmmm....I LOVE me some Krispy Kreme doughnuts!  Wear your costume to Krispy Kreme donuts on Halloween, and score a FREE Halloween or Pumpkin Spice Doughnut.  No purchase necessary.  Click HERE to find a Krispy Kreme near you.

10% Off Half Price Books - 10/31 Only

Click HERE to choose your allegiance (Zombie vs. Alien) to get a coupon for 10% off your ENTIRE in-store purchase at Half Price Books.  NOTE:  This coupon is valid TODAY only (10/31).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Groupon - $10 For $20 At The Body Shop

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Reminder:  Still available!  Click HERE to pay $10 for $20 at The Body Shop.
This one will be popular, get it while you can!  NOTE:  This is valid in-store only.

Jack-O-Lantern Pizza - $7

Sink your teeth into the Jack-O-Lantern pizza, made fresh with Premium Pepperoni and Whole-milk Mozzarella.We always enjoy getting a Jack-O-Lantern Pizza from Papa Murphy's.  There's only two more days left - click HERE to print a coupon to get a large Jack-O-Lantern Pizza for just $7.  This just may be what's for dinner tonight!

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18" x 18" Vintage Floral Pillow - Beige/Black18" x 18" Butterfly Pillow - Lilac/Off-WhiteMyMela Handcrafted, Hand-Painted Shadows Carved Box

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FURminator Shedding Tool - As Low As $20 Shipped

If you've got a dog who sheds, you've likely heard of the FURminator.  I have TWO dogs who shed LOTS and own a FURminator.  It saves my sanity!  This thing REALLY does work.  Tremendously.  You will not believe the piles of fur that will come off your four legged baby.  (My kids like to scoop up the fur and store it in gallon-size Ziploc bags, but that's another story!).  My only issue with this tool is that it's pricey.  But you can get one SHIPPED for just $20 with THIS deal.  These work for dogs and cats - I use mine on both.

FREE Food Offers

Heads up!  There are TONS of FREE food offers out there right now - most of them for Halloween.  Here's a quick review:
From 2PM-6PM TODAY (10/30) everybody can get a FREE Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco.  Click HERE to find a Taco Bell near you - there is NO COUPON NECESSARY. 
 This will be our after-school snack!  :)
Kids in costume eat FREE at Dickey's Barbeque on Halloween.  Limit 1 free kids meal with each paid adult meal of equal or greater value.  Dine-in only.
Kids eat FREE at Chili's October 29-31st.  Limit two kids meals per adult entree purchased.
Bring your kids (dressed in their costume) to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Halloween and they'll receive a FREE Halloween or Pumpkin Spice doughnut.  We'll be there!  :)
Kids eat FREE at Outback Steakhouse on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entree.  
Kids eat Free at On The Border October 29-31st with the purchase of an adult entree.  Click HERE to get the necessary coupon from their facebook page.
Feed your little monster(s) for FREE at Souper!Salad!  October 29-31st kids eat for $0.99 or FREE with a costume.  Dine-in only.  Adult buffet purchase required.
go Halloween Special
Bring your kids in costume and get a free kids meal with each adult entree at Olive Garden.  Mention "Trick or Treat Special" to claim this offer.

$20 For $40 Spaghetti Warehouse Groupon

We LOVE Spaghetti Warehouse, so this is a nice surprise!  Head to Groupon and pay $20 for $40 worth of yummy food from Spaghetti Warehouse.  This is a great family-friendly restaurant.  My kids always want to sit in the train car!  Great way to save half-price on a meal for the entire family.  Groupon is valid at 4 Spaghetti Warehouse locations - Plano, Arlington, Dallas and Mesquite.
NOTE:  This Saturday, November 3rd is their 40th Anniversary Party.  They're having Fun Family Entertainment from 6pm-9pm, and everyone gets a FREE piece of cake.  This would be a great time to use your Groupon!

Free Halloween Craft eBook

My boys really enjoy doing arts & crafts (they get that from their Mom!).  Click HERE to download a FREE Halloween Craft eBook from FaveCrafts!

HOT Half Price Gift Card Deals - End Tomorrow

REMINDER:  Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to take advantage of these new offers~
WOW - Saveology has just announced some NEW half-price gift cards that you won't want to miss!  NOTE:  These deals are for NEW Saveology customers, so if you've ordered from them before you should consider opening another account with a family member's email address.  I know that thru my Yahoo account, we get 10 email addys for our family - those certainly come in handy here!  :)  You have until 10/31/12 to get these deals - so get 'em NOW while they're available.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Pay $5 for a $10 Einstein Bros gift card.  These guys release coupons fairly frequently, so consider getting this one, then signing up for their emails to really maximize the savings.  
Red Robin
Pay $5 for a $10 Red Robin gift card.  You could use this one on Tuesdays, when kids eat for just $1.
Rainforest Cafe
Pay $7.50 for a $15 Rainforest Cafe gift card.  My kiddos really love this place.
Pay $12.50 for a $25 Build-A-Bear gift card.  I have a feeling this one will be BEARY popular (see what I did there?!?)
Cold Stone
Pay $5 for a $10 gift card to any Brinker International Restaurant.  Use this at On The Border, Maggiano's, Chili's or Macaroni Grill.   You could save this one for a Kid's Eat Free day, or combine it with the constant supply of Free Queso or Dessert offers to really eat on the cheap!