Happy New Year, Everyone!

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I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone for a wonderful 2012 and wish you all a very Happy New Year :)

A lot has happened this past year and with the new baby on the way, this upcoming year is sure to be one for the history books here in our household.

While I have your attention, please take care tonight and if you find yourself without a COMPLETELY sober person to drive you home tonight, PLEASE call AAA @ 800-222-4357!  They will drive you AND your car home for FREE!  Program it in your phone right now just in case!

Gabrielle

FREE Aveeno Lotion At Target {Valid Until 12/31}

FREE Aveeno Lotion @ Target

If you’ve still got your Smart Source coupon inserts from 10/28, then snip out the two Aveeno coupons {one is $1/1 and one is $3/2} and head to Target ASAP!

Right now, Target has a deal going on with Aveeno products where you get a $5 Target gift card WYB 3 products.  Here’s the scenario:

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion {2.5 oz} – $2.99
Buy 3 bottles – $8.97
Use {1} $1/1 and {1} $3/2 coupons from SS 10/28 {exp 12/31}
PAY $4.97 and GET $5 Target gift card
Final Price: FREE!

I should warn you guys, the Target cashier I got when I took advantage of this deal was kind of a jerk.  He got irritated when he realized I would be getting the bottles of lotion for free after the gift cards so he called over the manager who went through my coupons for a full 5-minutes.  Luckily, I had verified with customer service that the deal would work before heading to check-out, so after they went through my coupons with a fine-toothed comb, the manager informed the cashier that I was correct and to move forward with the transactions.  Because the coupons stated that you could only use 4 like coupons in a single transaction, I split my transaction up and used the gift cards I received in the first transaction to pay for the second transaction {I still have 3 $5 gc’s left over for future deals}.

Don’t forget!  The coupons expire on 12/31!  They are also DIFFERENT from the ones you are able to print online right now {$3.00 off any two (2) AVEENO products and $1.00 off any one (1) AVEENO Body Care Product} because the printable ones have a size restriction and the ones in the 10/28 SS insert does not.

Gabrielle

FREE Beneful Dog Food & Friskies Cat Food At Petco

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Quick!  Head over to Petco’s Coupon Page to snag your FREE Beneful and Friskies coupons before they’re gone!

 

 

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Now, I don’t have a cat, but I plan on snagging both freebies and donating the cat food to the local animal shelter down the road from my house =D

Please note:  You must be a Petco Pals Rewards member and present your card {or punch in your phone # at the register}.  They expire 12/31 so use them immediately. There is also a limit of 1 per household with these coupons – please don’t abuse that!

Gabrielle

Thanks, Coupon Clippin Daddy!

FREE Redbox Code Good Through 01/08/13

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I hate spending money on movies that my boys and I will only watch once, so I’m a big fan of Redbox.  One of the big reasons I love using these handy kiosks is because you can usually find Redbox codes that score you FREE movie and game rentals.  You can find them online, on products you buy, and through text messages sent directly to your phone {once you sign up, you’ll get at least one FREE movie rental a month}.

For a Redbox code for a FREE game rental, text PANDORA to 727272.  Within a few minutes, you’ll receive a code good for one FREE game rental from Redbox {good for one day only}.

Gabrielle

Save Money & Give Back With Jose’ Ole’

Jose’ Ole’ has teamed up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this holiday season and is offering a great coupon right now!

Print off this $2 off Jose’ Ole’ coupon and they will donate $2 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!!  My husband loves their products so I’m so happy that I get to save on something I already buy AND get to help a wonderful charity :)

Gabrielle

PS:  Jose’ Ole’ is giving for printing the coupon.  Even if you don’t want to buy the products, you can print the coupon and they’ll still donate $2 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ;)

Thirty-One Gifts 70% Off Sale!

First let me say that I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas!  My family and I spent it at home with each other watching Christmas movies and playing with the toys Little Man got from Santa, Mommy, and Daddy.  It was a small, but really nice family day :)

Just because Christmas is over, that doesn’t mean the gift giving stops. If you’re like me and snagging last minute gifts as they go on sale, make sure you head over to Thirty-One Gifts to snag some adorable Thirty-One products for 70% off!

Sneak Peak of Deals:

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Gabrielle

$5 off $30 Target Grocery Coupon {Printed}

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Ooooo! I found this awesome $5 off $30 Target grocery coupon and just HAD to share! I found it on the 15th page and was able to go back and print a 2nd one off.

Please note that coupon expires soon and states “one coupon per guest”.

Gabrielle

Coupons For The Zombie Apocalypse

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For those of you rushing out to the grocery and hardware stores in preparation for the looming zombie apocalypse, here are some coupons you’ll want to snag to stretch that life savings your blowing into as many supplies as you can:

Fighting Zombies all day can be a real headache:
You’re gonna want something to do on those long cold nights:
Don’t forget the kiddos, they’re our only hope at repopulating the earth:
When your husband is out slaying the walking dead, he needs to smell good:
I hear blood stains are hard to get out of clothes:
And you certainly need to wash off the Zombie guts before dinner:
Snacks. Snacks. And More Snacks. Fighting Zombies is hard work!
Keep the putrid smell of Zombies out of your house (or what’s left of it):
Fido and Fluffy can defend the homestead while you’re scavenging for food:
Leaves and berries can be bland, sweeten them:

If you take to the seas to escape the Zombie herd, you’ll need this:

Doesn’t this stuff last forever?
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate:
Where else are you going to store the food you scavenge?!
You do have one of those camp coffee makers right?
And last but not least, you gotta look and smell good in the new world!

Internet Safety Tips For Kids & Teens

Do you allow your children to play on the internet or have a Facebook account?  While I do let Little Man occasionally play online games on child-friendly web sites, I always make sure that I’m in the room while he’s doing so and I am constantly looking over at his screen to make sure he hasn’t clicked an advertisement or clicked his way to a different site. As for Facebook, I may be addicted to my newsfeed, but it’s going to be a LONG time until Little Man is allowed to create his own account. There are far too many dangerous people and computer viruses out there for me to let him have access to a world of strangers.

Internet safety is a big concern of mine since, as you’ll see in the infograph below, two-thirds of internet users fall victim to internet crime.  That’s an insane amount of underage internet users who are being harassed!  Talking to your children about internet safety and taking a few simple steps to protect them online can greatly reduce their odds of falling into this statistic.

Please check out the image below for Internet Safety Tips that can save you and your child from falling victim to cyber crime:


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Gabrielle

This Pregnancy Is Kicking My @$$ – Week 14 Update

When I was pregnant with Little Man, I remember thinking, “Who does this more than once?”

Now that I’m pregnant with Baby #2, I’m beginning to see that my first pregnancy wasn’t so bad after all!

Yes, I did have extreme morning sickness with Little Man, but that was pretty much it.  I went to work every day and never let my nausea effect my job.  I worked up until the day I went into labor and just had to drop in at the office to check on everyone on the day I got home from the hospital.  Maybe it was because I was only 19/20-years-old and full of energy.  Who knows?

Now, 6 years later, I’m struggling every day through this pregnancy.  For the first trimester, I was battling the worst morning sickness I’d ever experienced. Now, in week 14, my appetite has increased SUBSTANTIALLY and I feel like I spend more time eating than I spend not eating. As a chubby chick, I never thought I’d find myself HATING food.  I am sooooo sick of eating!  I can eat a full meal and within an hour, I’m starving again!

I’m also experiencing migraines that leave me stuck in bed with a heat pad for hours, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision that seems to pop up at the most inconvenient of times. This is why I haven’t been blogging much lately.  I can barely look at the screen without things going blurry and my eyes starting to hurt.  I’ve taken 4 breaks during this post alone so I could rest my eyes.

14 WEEKS DOWN, 25 MORE TO GO!

Gabrielle

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