Category Archives: Deals Around Town

Childrens Shoe Sale at Amazon


Do your kids need new shoes? Amazon has select styles KID’S SHOES on sale today only (2/5) for $9.89.  A lot of them are up to 66% off.  There are a lot of sandals perfect for this summer as well as sneakers and other types of shoes.  Most are toddler and little kid sizes. They are eligible for free shipping if you have more than $25 in your order.  You can always use THIS LIST to find fillers.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!


Get Hotel Rooms for $1 per Night


I’m sorry but I took my post down. I read in the terms and conditions that they could void my stay for posting “cheats”. Whether or not they would, I’m not sure but I don’t want to risk it. 


I recommend you check out the Slick Deals message board thread dedicated to this sale. Read the wiki on the first page for tips and then skip to the last page and read comments from other users.


Good Luck!

Ulta Beauty Stores


Have you ever shopped at Ulta? Did you know they take manufacturer’s coupons? My mom goes to Ulta a lot and has gotten some great deals. Remember the $5 off 2 Nice ‘N Easy coupons? Well she got pretty good deal on them at Ulta. They also have a free rewards program that rewards you with high dollar coupons and products. Go HERE to find an Ulta near you.


Here’s what my mom got:
9 boxes of root touchup – $5.99
-Used 1 $2 off coupon
-Used 4 $5 off 2 coupons

-Used 1 $3 store coupon from Rewards Program
-Used 20% off Total purchase

-Plus the cashier got all discombobulated and rang up the $5 coupon an extra time and the $2 coupon 3 extra times!
Final Price = $13.73 + tax


Good job Mom! Have you ever shopped at Ulta and gotten a good deal?

FREE Movie at Redbox


While it is a beautiful day in Austin, Texas I know it might not be everywhere. Maybe you can use your day off to snuggle up on the couch and watch a FREE movie. Today only you can get a free DVD rental at your local Redbox with this code: K6W3G4


You can only use the code once per credit/debit card. So if you want more than one movie, bring more than one card! When you start, be sure to touch the button on the bottom left part of the screen that says “Rent with a Promo Code”.


Don’t know where to find a Redbox. Search for the closest one HERE. Oh, and want some popcorn to go with your movie? Check out my Walgreens post on how to get some CHEAP.


Happy Watching!


2 Years of All You Magazine for $18


Here is an opportunity for you to get a 2-year subscription to All You magazine for only $18. A 1-year subscription is usually $23.88 so this is a really good deal! If you already get All You, this would be an excellent opportunity to extend your subscription.

I love this magazine. You can only get it through subscription or at Wal-Mart. It is chock full of coupons. That is why I originally started to buy the magazine. But I’ve fallen in love with it for reasons other than the coupons! They always have several quick and easy recipes in every issue. Not only are they quick and affordable but they are yummy too! Plus, there are always articles about living on less, how to entertain on less and all kinds of other great articles.

So how do you get it?

Marli Creeach is a consultant for Southern Living at HOME and All You is a magazine they offer. She’s giving everyone 10% off their already great price so that makes it a 2 year subscription for $18. She gives you all the instructions you need about ordering a new subscription or a renewal online through her site. Go HERE to read the ordering instructions from her personal blog. Go HERE to order.

Thanks Marli!

What’s your favorite thing about All You magazine?

Great Deal on Diapers!

diaper is offering every new customer $10 off your first order of diapers with code: WELCOME ($49 Minimum Total Order) PLUS you will get free 2 day shipping. 

I Have 2 Scenarios:

For new moms: (Thanks Hip 2 Save!)

o    Purchase 7 packages of Luvs Newborn diapers (packages of 42) on sale for $7.49 each=$52.43

o    Then at checkout type in coupon code WELCOME to get an additional $10 off

o    FREE 2 day shipping

o    For a final cost of $42.43 for 294 diapers. That equals out to just .14 per diaper.


For moms needing Size 3:

o    Purchase 1 Extra Large Case Luvs Size 3 diapers (204 diapers) and 2 Jumbo packs of Luvs Size 3 diapers (40 diapers/pack) =$52.97

o    Then at checkout type in coupon code WELCOME to get an additional $10 off

o    FREE 2 day shipping

o    For a final cost of $42.97 for 284 diapers. That equals out to .15 per diaper.


It may not be as good of a deal if you are brand loyal but still worth looking into since the diapers are delivered right to your door.


And it gets even better! When I went to the website to check out the deal, in the bottom right corner, I found a link to get Parenting magazine for free with your $15 purchase. Pretty good BUT, if you don’t want Parenting magazine, you can request a full rebate of $14.97! Yes, it will take 6 weeks but Parents magazine will send you a check for $14.97. Now that’s a good deal on diapers!


If you don’t get Baby Talk Magazine already, when you are registering you can tick a box to get it for free. And one final thing. They accept manufacturers coupons. It seems like a bit of trouble to send them in but if you are interested, check their policy HERE.


Happy Diapering!


Tips to Buy Smarter on Craigslist

Since the advent of eBay, it’s obvious that people will buy anything. With that comes a whole group of people who are willing to sell anything. Craigslist is a great tool because everything is local and you don’t have to worry about shipping.  It’s like a huge awesome garage sale! Here are some tips I found in Real Simple magazine and some of my own to have better success on Craigslist.

8   Try other search terms, like “cocktail table” for “coffee table,” and misspellings like “Potery Barn”.

8   Beware of grand descriptions. An “Eames style” chair may mean “made of wire by a guy in his den”

8   Be sure photos show the entire object. You can request more images but don’t expect much.

8   Type in “curb alert”: Many people will tell you when and where they’re unloading stuff for fee.

8   Don’t feel pressured. If you drive to the seller’s location and the item isn’t what you thought it was, you can walk away.

8   While you shouldn’t feel pressured, you should be ready to pay and haul away on the spot. Most posters want to be rid of their stuff quickly. Just because you show up with cash, doesn’t mean they’ll hold it for you until you can arrange transport.

8   While you are usually responsible for picking up your pieces, some sellers will drop off items for a fee.

8   Name your price. You might be able to get an even better deal just because someone wants to be rid of it.

8   Arrange payment in advance. Some sellers will take a check but don’t count on it. It’s best to arrive with cash and exact change.

8   Some people sell unwanted gift cards. Be sure you verify the balance before you buy it.

 Fun idea: A friend of a friend had a Craigslist Christmas party. She’s really into simplicity: reducing and reusing. She thought it would be great to have a party where no one bought a brand new item. So she told everyone to bring a gift they found on Craigslist for $20 or less. Then they traded them white elephant style. She gave a prize for the most creative and the best bargain.

You can buy anything from a crystal candy dish to a used car on Craigslist, which posts 30 million classified ads each month and covers all 50 states and most major metropolitan areas. Find your treasure at