Monday, January 17, 2011

Live off Samples

Have you ever traveled to a hotel and noticed that the basics like soap, shampoo, conditioner, and even lotion are provided for you? Have you also noticed that you never really use the entire sample?

One practice I have started is saving the samples from hotels and even asking friends and family for their samples when they travel. The result: never having to purchase shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion. If my math is not horribly mistaken, I believe I have enough toiletries to last me at least an entire year!

Many hotels have even upgraded their samples allowing the user of the samples to enjoy luxurious soaps and other toiletries for free. Collecting these items will allow you to enjoy this luxury year round without the cost!

Is this something you do to save money? If so, please post your success story below in the comments!

Happy Saving!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Super Doubles Success!!!

We finally had the chance to go to Harris Teeter not once, not twice, but three times this weekend. We were able to stock up on many of the items we needed. I do not have a picture of all the items we purchased, but I can tell you this. We purchased $212.70 worth of food for $69.15. Although this is only a 67% savings, it is also a savings of $143.55. The best items purchased were the ziplock containers (which by the way have the same $1.50 off two coupon inside of them) and the buy one package of fresh chicken , get two free. I know many of you have also had great saving experiences this week. You can submit your success story along with a picture to and i'll post them!

Happy Saving!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Free Car Repair Website

Everyone knows that if you don't take care of your vehicle, it will eventually become a money pit to repair it to working condition. While I was watching the Clarke Howard segment on HLN's Morning Express, I was introduced to a website called Driverside.

This site allows you to select your vehicle make, model, type and mileage; then informs you of your next service date and which services should be performed on your vehicle. It also provides an estimated value, warranty reminders, email alerts for tire rotation/replacement and brake service, self problem diagnostic, and local coupons for vehicle servicing. If you vehicle needs a more complex service, the website will even give you a cost estimate!

I strongly encourage you to visit and register your vehicle!

Happy Saving!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Deals 1/5 - 1/11

Beginning 1/5, Harris Teeter will start doubling coupons up to $1.98. The deals below are a combination from two sites (Southern Savers and My Coupon Teacher). I did not select all of their deals, just the deals that I thought were best. The sites above have a more comprehensive list of all Harris Teeter's deals. I insist you visit these sites as they are a great resource to saving money!

Blueberries BOGO 1.99 each
Chicken of the Sea Chunk White Albecore Tuna, 5 oz. (Buy 2, Get 3 Free)
Budweiser Sauce BBQ, 18 oz., or Wing Sauce, 14 oz., at $3.29 ($1.64)
-$1 off Budweiser sauces, SS 12/05-$1/2 Budweiser sauces, SS 12/05(makes it FREE to 64¢)
Harris Teeter Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast (Buy 1 Get 2 Free)
Finish Dish Detergent, 20 ct., at $5.49 ($2.24) -$2.25 off Finish Detergent SS 1/02 (makes it FREE)

Dannon Yogurt Light & Fit or Fruit on the Bottom, 6 oz., 50¢ -$1/6 off Dannon Light & Fit cups, SS 1/02

Yo Crunch Yogurt, 4 ct., $2 -$1 off Breyers YoCrunch Fruit Parfait PRINTABLE (makes it FREE)
Ortega, 16 oz., $1.79
-$1/2 Ortega products PRINTABLE (makes it 79¢ ea)
Angel Soft Bath Tissue Mega, 9-12 rolls, $4.99 -$1/2 Angel Soft bath tissue, 6 pk double roll +, RP 11/14 -.50/1 Angel Soft bath tissue, 6 pk double roll +, RP 11/14 or (register) PRINTABLE (makes it $3.99)

Kashi GoLean Cereals 14.1-15 oz., $3
-$1 off Kashi GoLean Crisp cereal PRINTABLE or PRINTABLE Mrs. Buttersworth Syrup $3.35
Mrs. Buttersworth Printable
$1.35 each after coupon
EVIC - Assorted Lean Cuisine Entrees 1.77 Limit 1 (Others will ring up $2.47)
$1/2 Lean Cuisine Market Creations, exp. 4-3-11 (SS 01/02/11)
$1.12 each if you buy 2
Dickinson̢۪s Preserves BOGO $2.09
$1/2 Dickinson's Organic Fruit Spread printable
$1/2 Dickinson's Product, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 12/12/10)
$1.09 each after coupon
Yo Crunch Yogurt (4 ct.) $2.00
$0.50/1 YoCrunch Fruit Parfait, exp. 1-16-11 (ALL YOU Oct '10)
$1.00 each after coupon
Alexia Sweet Potato Fries (20 oz.) $2.99
$1/1 Alexia Frozen Item printable
$1/1 Alexia Frozen Product, exp. 1-2-11 (ALL YOU Nov '10)
$.99 each after coupon
Smuckers Sugar Free Preserves $2.99
Mueller̢۪s Pasta $1.50
$1/2 Mueller’s Pasta (SS 01/02/11)
$.50 each after coupon
Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner (32 oz.) $2.50
$1/1 Seventh Generation Product, exp. 1-31-11 (RP 10/31/10)
$1/1 Seventh Generation Product printable
$.50 each after coupon
Colgate Toothpaste (6.4 oz.) BOGO $1.45
$.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 4oz or Larger (SS 01/02/11)
$.45 after coupon
Regina Red Wine Vinegar $2.35
Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls 12 ct. $2.25
$1/1 Rhodes Bread or Rolls, exp. 3-31-11 (RP 12/12/10)
$1/1 Rhodes Rolls Printable
$.25 each
Campbell's Chunky Soups 18.6-18.8 oz BOGO $1.13
Coffee-mate 32oz $2.85 or 16 oz Flavors $2.00
Wholly Guacamole $2.25
Formula 409 Cleaner Regular, Lemon Fresh, or Natural Stone (32 oz.) $2.00
Seventh Generation Dish Liquid (25 oz.) $1.99
$1/1 Seventh Generation Product, exp. 1-31-11 (RP 10/31/10)
$1/1 Seventh Generation Product printable
FREE after coupon

NOTE: All deals came from the following websites below:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gather your coupons!!! Super Doubles are on their way!!!!

Harris Teeter will have Super Doubles beginning Wednesday, January 5th! I will post the best deals later this week!

Happy Saving!