Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yeah! More coupons

Yeah! I like this coupon talk:)  Amy sent me a link for a BOGO for Boston Market.  I haven't gone there in for-ev-er!  Thanks Amy (be sure to check out her blog too).  Also, Ryan found a free drink coupon at Scooters Coffeehouse!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


We love to use coupons for eating out. BOGOs are our favorite (buy one get one free) :) Last week my mom and I used a BOGO at Village Inn for breakfast and coffee, mmm. Ryan and I used a BOGO at Ruby Tuesdays this weekend (steaks & salad bar for both of us= $16.04+tip). We get BOGOs for DQ Blizzards and Breada combo meals occasionally and coupons for free appetizers from Red Robin & Texas Roadhouse. You mostly just have to sign up for the e-club of every restaurant you visit! Most have something like that. I have a hotmail account that I use exclusively for signing up for restaurants and other things likely to generate a lot of spam; this system seems to work pretty well. Plus, when it's your birthday you'll get coupons for all kinds of free things! Other places we pick up out-to-eat coupons are those ads you get in the mail and the phone book (there can be some good ones in there!). My mom usually gets them out of the Sunday paper for us too, since we don't have a subscription. It's fun to try new places if you know you're getting a good deal... plus it helps alleviate the "Where do you want to go?"/"I don't know. Where do you want to go?" dilemma :) Here's a (non-definitive) list of all the places you'll have to be sure to sign up at:

Where else am I forgetting-- or what great places haven't I thought of?!

Prescription savings

Oh dear, I'm afraid this blog has started to go the way of many a-blog... and by that I mean neglected.  I am finding good deals out there, but somehow only very awesome deals seem worthy of the time it takes to write about them, ha.  I guess that just means I'll need to find more extra-wonderful bargains to share with everyone.  Like this one:

Last Friday I had two prescriptions to fill and did a little calling around to see which pharmacy would have the best price (we have a high-deductible insurance, so it basically doesn't cover much of anything:(  Anyway, the one of the prescriptions was cheap ($10), but the other was $40 at Target and $43 at Walmart-- eww.  So, I tried to find a coupon online to help out.  I found this one from Rite Aid, which gets you a $25 gift card if you transfer a prescription-- and you can use it for up to two prescriptions!  Unfortunately, however, there are no Rite Aids in Nebraska.  I printed the coupon out anyway and went to CVS (I'd never filled a prescription there before) and asked them if they could/would take competitors coupons-- and they said yes!  Also, the more expensive prescription was only $14 here!  So I was pretty excited to get $50 worth of gift cards in exchange for something I had to buy anyway.  I bought a couple deodorants for Ryan a few days later and it was great to get those for free-- plus one of the deodorants had $2 in "ExtraBucks" money so I only had to use around $1 worth of my GC for the second deodrant anyway;)  *Note:  I generally don't like the ExtraBucks thing at CVS.  Too complicated!  Maybe I'll have to get into them though to get the most value out of my 50 bucks...

Thanks to Ryan's mom, Debbie, for getting me thinking about prescription coupons!  She gave us a coupon for a $10 gift card with a new/transfered prescription at Target recently:)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Shoes of the brown variety

I didn't consciously try to buy all these brown shoes. It just happened that way.  I've been (apparently) collecting these for the last couple of weeks. Not only are they all brown, but they were each an even $15... with the exception of the Mary-Jane style ones which were $3.99 (thrifted). Now that I see them all together, I think I'll maybe take back the Steve Madden flats on the left-- don't want to over-do it you know;)  
From L to R-->  
Steven Madden flats, TJ Maxx, $15
American Eagle Mary-Janes with hidden wedge, thrifted, $3.99
Jessica Simpson croc-style heels (exact copy of a BCBG style my sister has), Marshall's, $15
Steven Madden boots (surprisingly comfortable!), Marshall's, $15