Sunday, November 29, 2015

3D Christmas Mason Jar Craft Tutorial!

I've been wanting to get into crafting and tutorials again but moving and gardening this year took over, but here's one that I just posted on my YouTube channel :)  I'm hoping to do a Christmas craft each week this season :)  You can watch the video by clicking on the photo and it will take you to YouTube.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

COUPONING FOR A CAUSE~BLACK FRIDAY GAME PLAN!


We've got 3 major Black Friday plans going on that I wanted to share with you guys.

1) As product reviewers, we decided to do a Black Friday video on our YouTube channel of our favorite "giftable" items that we've reviewed.  We asked the sellers for coupons and most of them obliged :)  If you haven't checked out our channel, go HERE and subscribe so you'll be able to find the sweet deals!

2) I had the pleasure once of trying UV color changing nail polish that my Mother-in-Law had bought.  That means that indoors it's one color and when you head out in the sunlight, it changes color.  It's pretty neat.  It turns out this company not only has nail polish, but they also have shirts, hats, backpacks, hair clips, and lots more.  I'm in LOVE with the shirts and plan to hint heavily for my husband to buy me one for Christmas, because....that's so cool!  Here are some examples of what they have:







Pretty dang neat eh?  The name of the company is Del Sol.  You can check out their inventory HERE (referral link).  For Black Friday sweetness---They are offering 50% Off Sitewide.
Use the Coupon Code: WOAH
- Valid 11/27 – 11/29


3) Our physical Black Friday plan of attack-which stores we're going to show up at and take FREE STUFF home.  Without further ado-here are the stores and the loot we're planning on getting:

WALGREENS


Sc√ľnci No Damage Hair Elastics 18 pack 2/$3 = $3 RR
Final cost FREE!

Oral-B Complete 5 Way Clean Toothbrush, Crest Select Toothpaste 4 to 4.6 oz, Pro-Health or 3D White Mouthwash 8 or 8.45 oz 2/$6 = $2 RR
Use the $4/2 Oral-B/Crest coupon available 11/26 to digitally clip to your rewards card here (one time use) Pay $2
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost FREE!

*RR stands for Register Reward.  Essentially, you'll buy 2 packs of hair elastics, pay $3, and then a $3 off of your next purchase coupon prints up.  You can only get a deal one time per transaction, but you can purchase multiples if you pay in separate transactions.

RITE AID



5 Hour Energy 2 Packs $4 *1offerpercard
Get 400 Plenti Points = $4 (limit 1)
Final Cost FREE!

Carefree 20 ct $1
Use the $0.50/1 Carefree Product coupon found here (prints with 30 day expiration date!)
Pay $0.50
Get 100 Plenti Points = $1 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE + $0.50 moneymaker!

Colgate Toothpaste Enamel Health 4 oz or Kids 4.6 oz, Toothbrushes 360 Total Advanced or Enamel Health or Slim Soft 1 ct or Mouthwash Total 250 ml 2/$6
Use two $0.75/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste coupons found here
Or use $0.75/1 Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste coupon found here
Or use $0.75/1 Colgate Mouth Rinse coupon found here
Pay $4.50
Get 600 Plenti Points when you buy 2 = $6 (limit 2)
Final Cost 2 FREE + $1.50 moneymaker!

Conair Color Vibes Brush or Scunci Hair Elastics 18 ct $3
Get 300 Plenti Points = $3 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

Eucerin Calming Creme 1 oz $1
Get 100 Plenti Points = $1 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

Glitter Tape, Gold or Silver 2/$5
Get 500 Plenti Points when you buy 2 = $5 (limit 2)
Final Cost Cost 2 FREE!

Kleenex Facial Tissue 85 ct White $1
Get 100 Plenti Points = $1 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

Nabisco Convenience Packs 2/$3
Get 300 Plenti Points when you buy 2 = $3 (limit 2)
Final Cost 2 FREE

Nivea Creme Tin 1 oz 3/$2
Get 200 Plenti Points when you buy 3 = $2 (limit 2)
Final Cost 3 FREE!

Oral-B 3D White, ProHealth or Complete Manual Toothbrush 1 ct (excludes ProFlex or Clinical) $3
Use the $0.50/1 Oral-B Adult Manual Toothbrush coupon found here or here
Or use $1.50/2 Oral-B Adult Manual Toothbrushes coupon found here or here
Pay $2.50
Get 300 Plenti Points = $3 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE + $0.50 moneymaker!

Rite Aid Home Gift Wrap Tape 3/4″x300″ 2/$2
Get 200 Plenti Points when you buy 2 = $2 (limit 2)
Final Cost 2 FREE!

Russell Stover Holiday Candy Bags 1.5-2.95 oz or Gift Box 1.5-2 oz 2/$2
Get 200 Plenti Points when you buy 2 = $2 (limit 2)
Final Cost 2 FREE!

Sharpie Pens and Markers 1 ct 2/$2
Get 200 Plenti Points when you buy 2 = $2 (limit 2)
Final Cost 2 FREE!

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Enamel $4
Get 400 Plenti Points = $4 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

TRESemme Travel Size Stylers $1
Get 100 Plenti Points = $1 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

Zim’s Max Freeze Pain Relievers 4-3 oz $5
Use the $2/1 Zim’s Max Freeze coupon found here
Pay $3
Get 500 Plenti Points = $5 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE + $2 moneymaker!

Clear and Hair Therapy Shampoo or Conditioner 12.7-12.9 oz $2.99
Use the $1/1 Clear Scalp coupon found here
Pay $1.99
Get 200 Plenti Points = $2 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

Listerine Pocketpaks 72 ct and All Floss and Flossers $2.99
Use the $1/1 Listerine Floss or Flosser Product coupon found here or here
Pay $1.99
Get 200 Plenti Points = $2 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

Plenti Points go onto a store rewards card (you'll want to sign up, it's free) and can be used as soon as the next day on purchases at Rite Aid, as well as AT&T, a gas station, and other stores.  I believe you have 2 years to redeem the points (I haven't couponed there since they changed to Plenti Points so it's a bit new to me.)

A couple of other Rite Aid deals you can get for free with points are:


GE Light Bulbs 1 Pack $4


Get 400 Plenti Points = $4 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

Philips Earbuds $6
Get 600 Plenti Points = $6 (limit 2)
Final Cost FREE!

So, one might ask: What do you need all of that stuff for?  We plan to donate a large amount of it to a local Women's Shelter.  Nail polish, lotion, hair ties?  Great items!  Now, you want to ask what we could possibly do with all of those Register Rewards and Plenti Points....because it's a lot!  You are potentially spending around $120 at Rite Aid if you get the maximum allowed amount of freebie items per card.  You should get about that much back in register rewards.  

The answer is simple-stock up!  We plan to buy some things that don't go on sale often i.e. the kind of sensitive skin lotion I like, I'm getting low on my favorite deodorant, and we'll probably stock up on toilet paper with the rest.  If all else fails....they have food too!  It's easy to re-spend that $120!
 
 We also plan to stop by some office supply stores for freebies:

Office Depot/Max


*Office Depot Brand Copy & Print Paper, 3 Reams $10.01 (Reg. $18.49)
Plus, Rewards Members will get $10 back in rewards
Final cost after rewards $0.01!

*Duracell Coppertop AA/AAA Alkaline Batteries, 16-pack $13.99
Use the $1/1 Duracell Coppertop or Quantum coupon found in the 11/1 PG (exp. 11/28)
Pay $12.99
Plus, Rewards Members will get $13.98 back in rewards
Final cost after rewards $0.99MM!

*McAfee Antivirus Basic $39.99
After $9.99 Instant Savings
Pay $30
Submit for the $30 Mail-in Rebate found here
Final cost FREE!
 
Staples


*Kaspersky Internet Security for Windows (1 User) $59.99
Minus the $14.98 instant savings at checkout
Pay $45.01
Submit for the $45 Easy Rebate (not yet available)
Final cost 1¢!

*Multipurpose Paper 500 sheet ct. $7.79 (I believe 4 is the limit?)
Submit for the $7.78 Easy Rebate (not yet available)
Final cost 1¢!

Easy rebates are easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.  Rewards-again, can be spent on stocking up on printer ink, or toilet paper, or snacks, or any other office-y thing :) 

*Huge thanks to Hip2Save.com for the coupon match-ups-they are my favorite couponing site.  The links to print coupons for the 4 stores mentioned are their affiliate links.