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Gift Idea: Her Stocking

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Stockings are always the last thing for us to open Christmas morning, and in many ways the icing on the cake.

Here are some of our favorite finds we love to see in our stocking:Picture 22

1. Mini Bath Goodies: THESE ones at Bath and Body works are on sale 3 for $10 and are so delicious!

2. Hardware Store Gift Card: Mr Faubus gave this to Sarah last year with a coupon saying he’d tackle a house project. Good one Hubs, we loved it!

3. Terry’s Chocolate Orange: this has been a tradition in our family since forever, delicious and classic.

4. Lindt Lindor Truffles: Another yummy fave.

5. A Guilty Pleasure DVD or CD: Camelot is a must for our collections. Hello 60’s fashion and make-up and songs to die for!

6. New Scarf: like THIS is perfect to see us through winter. Plus, it works out great if you roll it up and stuff it in the leg of stocking!

7. Fashion Jewelry: So fun to have something new and spunky. THESE are great to group together or split up.

8. A Small Candle: A new scent ready for the new year! We love THIS one.

If you’re planning a trip to Bath and Body works, they always have coupons you can use. We usually just look HERE before shopping!

Well, ladies and gents that was the last of our stocking ideas for this year, we hope you found it helpful!

Target Placemats Only 19¢

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

UPDATE: NO LONGER WORKING, SORRY :(

I’ve got a killer deal for you today…these placemats are only 19¢ at Target!

Simply print out the coupon from HERE ($3 off Select Home brand or Threshold table linen item) and use with this week while on sale, and they’ll be down to 19¢ from $3.99!!! Holler!

I pretty much love a great deal like this, but this time I was particularly stoked because I fell in love with these when I first saw them, but my thrifty self was winning that day so I resisted.

See good things do come to those who wait!

Packing for Holiday Travel

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Sarah’s post inspired me to write a little about packing for holiday travel. Don’t you hate the way you feel when you travel? The one time I want to look good is when I’m seeing people I haven’t seen for years, and despite the best of efforts it seems that even my eyelashes don’t want to cooperate while traveling.

At first, the obvious solution was to pack more…more clothes…more make-up…more hair products and tools. Result? Still icky.

Now I’ve realized feeling and looking good away from home is all about packing the right things, not more. So here are a few of my crucial travel tips:

#1 Water bottle with filter=Hydration

When I first saw bobble water bottles in the store I was so mad I hadn’t thought of this invention! I’ve discovered the number one trick in feeling good while your away is hydration. It costs a lot to keep buying bottled water and for those water snobs like me out there, this filter can ease the fears of tap water away from home. Seriously one of the best inventions EVER to always have in your purse.

#2 Blanket = Sleep

Some people have their pillow or something else they can’t sleep without and I have never understood this logic or having a child dependent on a sleep aid until now. Different sleeping environments really can affect your quality of sleep, so when I started bringing my Restoration Hardware blanket on trips, I slept a gazillion times better. Really? A little embarrassing, but this blanket is amazeballs and Sarah’s find at Costco is just as lovely.

#3 Slippers = Comfort

It’s official and obvious that I’m now 30, as I am listing slippers as a travel essential. But seriously comfort equals joy at a hotel or anywhere when I bring my lovely mocs along. If you haven’t tried bringing your slippers along, give it a try.

#4 Curling Iron Cover = Worry-free Travel

No one wants to arrange travel plans by how quickly their flat iron can cool down before leaving. I finally bought a curling iron cover, and now can get ready and leave quickly without worrying about burning clothes planes/houses etc.

#4 Chocolate + Gum + Perfume = Refreshment

Sarah is the best little packer and surprised me at the airport one time with our favorite Ritter chocolate. A delicious treat always helps with flight delay frustration!  I always make sure I’m am stocked with a fresh pack of gum and a travel-size perfume (free from Bath + Body Works coupons) before leaving on a trip. They work like a charm to detox from airplane air. As Sar mentioned, our favorite is refreshing and not too fruity or overpowering,  “White Citrus“.

Okay, just one last thing…this might not be an essential but wouldn’t travel be a little easier with a new wool weekender?

I saw this at the Sundance Outlet, and am in lo0ove. Wouldn’t it be smashing for holiday travel? 50% off, but still $199.

Will you be traveling for the holidays? What are your packing essentials? Read more of our travel tips HERE and HERE.

Free Movie Ticket with 2 General Mills Cereal Purchase

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This week Sarah alerted me to our favorite deal EVERRRRRR…

iheartpublix.com

Buy two specially marked General Mills cereals like the ones pictured above and get a $12 movie voucher!

After purchase, simply go HERE to enter codes found on the inside of the cereal boxes and print off your movie voucher. The voucher can be used at any of these theaters within 60 days of printing (codes expire on website Dec 2013).

Each box of cereal usually costs $3, so it costs around $6 for two boxes of cereal and a free movie ticket!

This week at Target, General Mills cereal are buy three, get one free. I purchased four boxes which cost $9 and equaled two movie tickets! When I checked out at the register, a coupon printed out for $2 off my next 5 boxes of General Mills cereal!

Here are a few coupons for Golden Graham, Chex, and Cherrios to make the deal even better.

It’s time to stock up on cereal folks, this is such a great deal! As this is a new deal not all the grocery stores have the specially marked cereal boxes. Hopefully all stores will be stocked with new cereal soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

I’ll be spending my free movie tickets on James Bond and guilty pleasure, Breaking Dawn part 2. I must say I think I will enjoy them a little bit more than normal knowing I got such a great deal on the tickets!

Perfect deal for the upcoming movie holiday season, right? Are you in? What will you be seeing with your movie vouchers?

Deal Alert: BOGO at Rumbi

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Just a quick deal for all you local readers. Rumbi Island Grill has a great buy one get one free coupon out right now just click HERE to view and print.

We LOVE their sweet potato fries and sandwiches, and on this student budget it’s a great meal for 2 for around $7…Holler!!!

High School Football Coupon Cards

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Our baby brother Luke played on his high school football team for four years. As a fundraiser for the team they’d sell coupon cards for $20.

Luke’s long been graduated, but we track down a player and buy a card every September. Not only is it nice to support a team, but the deals on this little baby is what keeps us going back for more.

This year the Timpview card has 18 local businesses offering discounts. Our very favorite is Mageleby’s Fresh, free entree (up to $7) with purchase of entree and 2 drinks. We can’t get enough of their steak salad and battered fries….yum!

This card pays for itself in one visit, so call your local high school and see what they offer, and if any of you are interested in supporting Timpview this year, we can hook you up with someone!

…Go T-Birds!!!

A Modern Baby Shower: Favors

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Last Saturday we had my friend Kumari’s shower at our house. I wanted to have little favors for our guests, and needed something cute and easy we could put together without any fuss.

We once again headed over to Gygi, where we found these adorable paper bags, and bulk candy. We choose white taffy, and grey bags to match with our theme, and ta-da a cute little favor that couldn’t have been easier.

If you’re planning a party or get together you’ll have to stop by Gygi, especially since they are still offering our readers a 10% discount online with code “BOXWOOD10″…whoot whoot!!! (Remember you can pick up in store so you don’t have to pay shipping.)

PS. Did you see Gygi featured on the Today show last week? We love locals on national telly :) see HERE.

BOGO at Pei Wei and McDonald’s

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

It’s that time again for BOGO at Pei Wei and McDonald’s!

Pei Wei is offering a Free Hong Kong BBQ Diner Select Entree with another Entree purchase.

For your BOGO coupon, click HERE, next click on ‘Create Passport’ button or log in to an existing account. Next open your passport guide, click on the BBQ Fanatic stamp, click on the “Go to China” button and watch a short clip. The coupon will be emailed to you within a day.

Happy BOGO recipients:

Over at McD’s, their cool and delicious real fruit smoothies are BOGO. Click HERE for coupon.

The last time we had this coupon we had a hard time using it in Utah county. However, in Salt Lake county we had no problems at all. Make sure to ask before purchase if they accept the coupon at your location.

Birthday Loot

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Now that I’m officially officially in my 30’s, I can’t say I’ve looked forward to my Birthday’s as much as I have in the past.

However, logging into my inbox this month has been pleasantly surprising with all the birthday offers many companies are offering these days. It’s reminding me that birthdays are a nice excuse to celebrate, and to go out and have fun, and more importantly treat yourself well.

Here are my top favorite Birthday Freebies:

No.1 Tucano’s: Join their birthday club HERE  and they’ll send you a post card for a free meal with purchase at the beginning of your birthday month, (good anytime during the month). This year we used it for our Valentine’s date night, Mr Faubus was a happy camper with that feast, for half price :)

No.2 World Market: Sign up to be a world market explorer HERE. Along with sending you offers almost weekly, I received a $10 in store credit coupon to treat myself to a little something something.

No.3 Brio: I just discovered this offer while planning my birthday lunch last week. I stubbled upon their email list (join HERE) and within a day I received a coupon for a free beef entree on my birthday week, plus a free bruschetta starter just of signing up. I’ve only eaten here once, and it was REALLY yummy. I’m so excited for lunch right now!

No.4 Five Star BBQ: If you live in Utah County I’m sure you’ve heard of 5 Star BBQ (link HERE). They make a mean brisket sandwich, and to die for pork (I’m a BBQ loving Britt thanks for sure). When you sign up for their birthday club in store, they send you a buy one get one, via email. It’s a must stop.

No. 5 Rubios: Join their beach club HERE, and receive specials throughout the year including a free burrito for your birthday. I love the grilled chile-lime wild salmon burrito….so good.

No.6 Starbucks: Sign up for their rewards program (see HERE) and get a free drink on your birthday. Love that mine’s in February when a yummy hot chocolate to your day can make all the difference :)

So there we are, my fave birthday freebies. I know there are many more, what are your faves?

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PS. HAPPY LEAP YEAR DAY!

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Deal Alert: Hallmark + Bath and Body Works Coupons

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

There’s a couple of great coupons I wanted to share with you all, that could help you score some mega deals on Black Friday.

First, the Hallmark coupon good for $5 off a $10 purchase. Simply like them on facebook HERE, and print coupon (click the back button once you’ve printed, to get another coupon). I also found this coupon in my Martha Stewart Living Magazine + Country Living this month. Last year I spent these coupons on plaid gift wrap, this year I purchased ten 99 cent cards for only $5!

Next, Bath and Body Work coupon found HERE good for a free item (up to $13) when you spend $10. You can use this with any in store or online promotions, I’m sure you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Last year I printed off a few extra coupons and gave them to fellow shoppers, it was a great way to spread some holiday cheer without costing me anything, and the recipients were delighted:)

This year I’m planning on getting THIS Mentha Body Wash for free, a great little addition to the hubs stocking don’t ya think?

Let us know how you spend your coupons, and as always Happy Shopping!

(Deals spied on Hip2Save…thanks!)

Bath and Body Works Candles

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Bath and Body Works candles are on sale right now in stores and online.  Regularly they are $19.50 each and right now they are 2 for $20.  Summer scents are 50% off each candle.  I am getting so excited for autumn, and nothing sets the mood more than a seasonal candle.  These are my favorite candles for the seasons:

What are your favorite B&BW candles? Aren’t they so great?   I love how they burn really slowly have a really strong scent so you only need to burn them for a little while to make the house smell nice.

They are also perfect for birthday, wedding and housewarming presents.  Who doesn’t love a great candle?!  Remember to ask for free gift wrap and to find a coupon before shopping.  Print THIS one off for a free signature item with any $10 purchase before Septemer 6th.

$3 Couponing Kit

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

With school supplies at there lowest prices of the year, it’s the best time to think outside of school and see how you can use these supplies for daily tasks. This couponing kit was quickly put together with just a few items found at Target.

$1 Seven-pocket file: absolutely essential for coupon organization,  and small enough to fit in our purses. Our 7 pockets are labeled by broad categories so every coupon has a place such as, “Food”, “Toiletries”, and “Housekeeping.”

$1 Mini scissors: no matter how many times we try tearing a coupon off with a straight line does not happen; making these little scissors a must  while shopping.  Cashiers always prefer a nicely trimmed coupon over a jagged over-sized one that wont fit into their register properly, anything to keep the cashiers happy will make your couponing experience a lot nicer…we promise!

$1 Calculator: Save yourself a headache trying to figure out percentages and sales tax, (especially when shopping with children), and bring a mini calculator.

Our favorite couponing blog is Hip2Save.com. Collin, the author posts several times a day ensuring you get the best deals around. Our favorite place to print coupons is Coupons.com + Target.com.

With all these printing you’ll need lots of paper and this is the time of year to stock up. Often you can find deals at office supply stores (we love Staples), making this paper as low as FREE after rebate. Check ads and Hip2save often.

Even if you just commit to useing coupons on one item such as cereal, you’re wallet will see the difference. Let us know how you go on.

Happy Couponing!