Monday, June 29, 2009

Yankee Candle: $10 off $25 (expires 7/25)

Save $10 on your $25 Yankee Candle in-store or online purchase now through July 25! The semi-annual sale will end soon, but this should give you some great deals right now! Go here to print your coupon! Enter code KZH2MT to save online!

(Update: I tried to use this coupon code online, and it doesn't appear to work! Let me know if you can get it to work! Looks like this might be in-stores only!)

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Petsmart: Save $5 on your $25 purchase (in stores)


Go here to print your coupon now to save $5 off your $25 purchase! These go fast, so if you need anything for your pets this month, print it now! Use the red print button (the gray one will tell you that it has been printed too many times)! I love saving money on pet supplies! If you don't have a Petsmart in your area, Petco may take these coupons too....it never hurts to ask! (coupon expires 7/25/09)

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Money Saving Mondays: Celebrating the 4th of July on the Cheap!


Continuing series of Money Saving Mondays! I love to save money, post deals, and just in general make my dollar stretch a little further so keep up with me on Mondays for some easy ways to save money!

Today let’s discuss how to celebrate the 4th of July on the cheap while still having fun and making memories!

Don’t go overboard when it comes to serving your family and friends! The 4th is all about hot dogs, brats, or burgers, so there is no need to spend lots of money on fancy food! Fire up the BBQ and grill outside. You can always serve simple sides like chips and potato salad (both of which are normally on sale the week before the 4th).

Decorate with dollar bin finds! You don’t need to spend a lot to have a patriotic party! The dollar bins at Target are filled with decorations from cool flip flops to flag banners. If you don’t have a Target, check the dollar store, and if it comes down to only having a Wal-mart or grocery store, most Chinet and Solo dispoable wares are in red and blue at all times!

Make an art project out of your decorations! To celebrate the 4th, turn it into a crafty activity for your kids! You can print free coloring sheets online (an example here), or even just take plain paper, cut out stars in red, white and blue construction paper, and get out the glue, glitter, and colors!

Find a free event locally! Most cities and towns throw some type of 4th of July bash or fireworks show. Plan your BBQ for the afternoon, and spend the evening under the stars with your family and friends taking in the fireworks! Don’t forget the bug spray! If you live near a Bass Pro Shops, visit the store to make a birdhouse this weekend (go here for more info, and I will have a reminder post later this week)!

If you have additional ideas for saving money this 4th of July, please leave me a comment!

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Melissa & Doug Wooden Railway Set - Unbelievable Price!


Melissa & Doug Deluxe 128-piece Wooden Railway Set (Was $119.99, Now $77.90)

Our sons both love wooden trains, and we started with a set very similar to this one! It has just about everything your little engineer needs to start playing! (Note: As with all Amazon deals, this price was accurate at the time of the post!)

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Family Fun Magazine Subscription only $5 at Amazon!


FamilyFun (1-yr subscription only $5) We have loved this magazine since we subscribed! It has lots of great kid-friendly crafts and activities, as well as, travel hints and recipes!

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Free Museum Admissions (Thanks to Target)!


Target is sponsoring free museum admissions, some events, and performances across the country! Go here to see what Target is sponsoring in your area! Target's goal is to make the arts affordable to everyone!

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Amazon Deals this week!

These are the best deals I see at Amazon this week? Find a great deal on Amazon, leave a comment! I love deals at Amazon, but they can be daunting to find! As always with Amazon deals, the prices noted are the prices at the time of posting (and any items not eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping (FSSS) are noted)! Also, if you have anything specific you are looking for, and would like for me to try to help you find it just send me an e-mail!


Toys & Games:


Monopoly Town (Was $16.99, Now $5.80)

Banzai Cannonball Splash Water Slide (Was $49.99, Now $31.99)

Thomas Wooden Railway - Down By The Docks Set

Thomas Wooden Railway - Down By The Docks Set (Was $149.99, Now $96.44) (Note: Not eligible for FSSS)



Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway - Lift & Load Set (Was $399.99, Now $241.55) (Note: Not eligible for FSSS)

Sports & Outdoors:
Ceiling Mount Bike Hoist (Was $54.95, Now $14.95)

Pet Products:
Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain (Was $69.99, Now $41.44)

PediPaws Pet Nail Trimmer (Was $19.99, Now $12.95)

Large Hide-A-Squirrel (Was $17.99, Now $8.88)

Comfort Pet Products - Kitty Cubbyhole (Was $27.99, Now $10.02)

Home & Kitchen:



Zarafina Tea Maker Suite with Ceramic Tea Pots, Cups, and Serving Tray (Was $149.99, Now $49.51) (Free shipping, but not FSSS)

Hunter Swingstepz Lamp with Chrome Finish (Was $147.50, Now $32.62)

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Label Daddy! Save 10% off your purchase

LabelDaddy.com ... Label the things you love !!



Label Daddy is offering 10% off your purchase of labels for just about everything! From shoes to sippy cups, and allergy labels, you can label everything for summer camp or in prep for back to school! These are great labels and so much better than a sharpie marker on that brand new pair of shoes! An added bonus - the labels are dishwasher safe and look so much cuter on a sippy cup than mom's handwriting!

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Toys 'R Us: Save $10 when you spend $75 & more great weekly offers!

Valid: 6/26 - 7/3

Toys R Us


Offers good now - 7/4:
RED HOT BONUS DAYS - Save up to 70% when you save an extra 20% on clearance toys at ToysRUs.com

SAVE 5% on ANY Video Game system at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.27 to 7.4

SAVE 10% on ALL Video Games at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.27 to 7.4

SAVE 10% on ANY Video Game Accessory at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.27 to 7.4


Offers good 6/28 - 7/4:
Online Only - 30% off ALL RC Vehilcles $29.99 or more (Cars, Trucks, & Boats) at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.28 to 7.4

Save on Rallye Bikes, save $15 on ALL Rallye Bikes at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.28 to 7.4

Save 30% on Select Outdoor Waterslides at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.28 to 7.4

Save on Transformers, we have SELECT Hot New Transformers Toys & Games on Sale This Week Only! at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.28 to 7.4

Free Shipping on ALL Jonas Brothers Products at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 6.28 to 7.4

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Review: Nature Valley Nut Clusters!



Thanks to My Blog Spark, I recently had the opportunity to review Nature Valley Nut Clusters! New Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters come in four tasty flavors; Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, Roasted Cashew and Honey Roasted Peanut. These bite size clusters of nuts, granola and a touch of honey are definitely a yummy and healthy treat for any time of the day.

We love the crunchy Nature Valley granola bars, but really liked the added protein of the nuts in these little clusters. Our almost 3-year old loves the cashew nut clusters. He begs for them at snack time! My husband loves the honey roasted peanut and equates it to healthy cracker jacks! It is the perfect combination of sweet & salty flavor and crunchy texture! You can see and taste the nuts and granola in every bite, and these are whole nuts, not nuts that are ground up inside the granola!

We really liked these Granola Nut Clusters! If you haven't tried them, you should check them out next time you see them in your local store! They are coming out soon!

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Chex Mix Turtle Bars: Review & Giveaway (3 winners)

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Thanks to My Blog Spark, I was able to review these yummy Chex Mix Turtle bars! We were all delightfully surprised by the flavor. Although they aren't quite as yummy as a true peanut turtle, the bars are definitely a delightful snack. At 130 calories per bar, they are a good hold over between meals or to grab and go for breakfast! Full of whole grains, like all Chex products, these are really yummy! And they even taste great a little warm and melted! (the postman left them in the mailbox on a Saturday when it was 108 degrees, and we got home a few hours later)

This delicious snack combines crunchy Chex pieces, pretzels, and peanuts with caramel and chocolate. And if that's not enough, they have at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving (48 grams recommended daily)! A great combination of the ingredients you love, Chex Mix Bars are a tasty treat that will leave you feeling satisfied and guilt-free!

Okay, want to win two boxes of Chex Mix Turtle bars? They are truly yummy? and there will be three winners (each getting two boxes)!

To enter this giveaway (US Shipping Addresses Only)

(Note: If you don't follow the rules, then your entry doesn't count - and they're easy rules):
1) Leave me a comment letting me know how you unwind after a long day/week/weekend (be creative, if I have to pick a backup winner, I will base it on your creativity)! Yes, it's that easy to enter!


For additional entries, do any or all of the following and leave a separate comment for each entry!
**Subscribe to my blog or become a follower! Leave a second comment letting me know you subscribed or became a follower. If you already subscribe or follow, then leave me a comment letting me know that! If you do both, leave a comment for each and get two entries (and I will check, it's not fair to everyone else! )

**Post a unique blog about this contest and come back and leave me a link to your blog!

**Post my button on your site or add me to your blogroll and come back and leave me a link to your blog!

**Send an e-mail to your friends letting them know about Two Monkeys & a Washtub and cc: baileypoo[at] gmail[dot]com and come back here and leave a comment letting me know!


Good luck! This contest will end on July 10, 2009 at approximately 9:00PM Central. Three winners of two boxes each will be chosen at random, and e-mailed shortly after their name is chosen! I will also post the name of the winners within this giveaway posting. The winners will have 48 hours to e-mail me back with their contact information, or a new winner will be chosen based on the creativity of their first post related to how they unwind.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Money Saving Mondays - Is it really worth clipping coupons?


Continuing series of Money Saving Mondays! I love to save money, post deals, and just in general make my dollar stretch a little further so keep up with me on Mondays for some easy ways to save money!

Today’s question? Is it really worth clipping coupons?

One of the most recommended ways for consumers to save money is to clip coupons – coupons for groceries, restaurants, electronics, craft supplies and almost anything else that comes with a coupon (and if you haven’t noticed there are more and more coupons all the time). Typically, consumers often pose the valid question; is coupon clipping worth my time? After all doesn’t time equal money?

Okay so when is it just not worth the effort you put forward?

Don’t use coupons for stuff you don’t want or need – Coupons are used to market products, don’t forget that when you are deciding if you need something or not! If you buy something your family does not need or regularly use just because you have a coupon – then you're throwing away your money. It is money lost if you aren’t really going to use something anyway! Now granted, if you are getting something for free or nearly free to donate to others that need it more than you, then it is probably worthwhile!

Don’t drive across town just because you have a coupon – If you have to fight traffic and drive 45 minutes to the only store in your town where you can redeem your coupon, than it better be for a really big ticket item and the coupon better save you a significant amount of money. Otherwise the cost of gas and travel time will likely be more than the amount you're saving with your coupon.

What are some tips for getting the high-dollar coupons?

Go digital when it comes to couponing - See my earlier post on e-coupons here Then just file away your sunday paper coupon inserts by date so that you can find something easily if you find a great deal (see my earlier post on paper coupons here)!

Become a loyalty member – If you use one company's services on a regular basis, see if they offer a membership for loyal patrons. Many companies have this type of service, and will continually send you some very nice coupons or give you an annual discount. For example, we have bugs, lots of them, especially ants, that tend to like our house when Spring rolls around every year. We pay a monthly fee to a pest control company that does quarterly treatments and on-call treatments anytime the little things show up. Sure it costs a little more than buying the spray bottle at Lowe’s or Home Depot, but they also stand behind the end result and show up just in time to rid the house of ants that show up the morning of your son's 1st birthday party!

Search manufacturer websites or sign up for their mailing lists – If there is a big ticket item you're in the market for or a brand you buy on a regular basis – take a few minutes to search the company website. Manufacturer coupons offer some of the largest discounts of all coupons. If you have a baby or young children, be sure to check out the diaper and formula manufacturer’s sites and sign up for their mailing lists!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Amazon deals for the week!

So far, these are some of the best deals I've seen on Amazon this week! I will add more as I find them! Please let me know if you are looking for anything in particular and I will try to find a great deal for you! As with all things Amazon, these prices were current as of this posting, so if you see something you want, jump on it! All items have free shipping unless noted!

Baby:
Boutique Safari Jungle Animals 10pcs Crib Bedding SET (Was $189.95, Now $55.99)
Note: Not eligible for Free Shipping from Amazon.

Soho Pink & Brown French Toile 10 Pcs Baby Crib Bedding Set (Was $189.95, Now $45.95)Note: Not eligible for Free shipping from Amazon.


Toys:
Fisher Price Higglytown Vet Center (Was $36.99, Now $11.10)

Mega Bloks King Arthur Battle Action Castle (Was $69.99, Now $37.52)

Sports & Outdoors:
Teton Sports Fox 75+10L Internal Frame Backpack (Was $129.99, Now $60.24 (in red))

Mio Sport Select Heart Rate Watch (Was $129.99, Now $36.95)


Accessories:
Lodis Rio Small Cocktail Clutch (Was $135.00, Now $40.50)

Invicta Men's Pro Diver Stainless Steel Watch (Was $325, Now $49.99)


Electronics:
Philips 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame (Clear & Black) (Was $129.99, Now $52.35)

La Crosse Technology WS-7014CH-IT Wireless Weather Station (Was $74.95, Now $34.39)

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Happy Father's Day!


I don't think much else needs to be stated! To all the dad's out there: Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be called dad (or dada as my boys like to call their dad)! Happy Dad's Day to all the dads out there that realize it isn't babysitting when it's your own children!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

College Tees Starting at $4.99!

Tees for nearly all teams! If you haven't purchased a Father's Day gift yet, these would be a great IOU! Prices depends on the size you pick, but it looks like most Large and X-Large sizes are included at $4.99, includes some long sleeves tees too!

Varsity Tees from $4.99


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Wienerschnitzel: Free Iced Coffee with any purchase!


Go here to print your coupon for a free iced coffee with any purchase at Wienerschnitzel! Wish I would have seen this earlier today, since we dined on corn dogs tonight (love the choices of a 3-year old)!

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It's time for a giveaway! $25 Gift Card - your choice (Target, CVS, or Walgreens)

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Who doesn't love free money?

I know not everyone has access to every store where they live, so I am leaving this giveaway up to the winner! The winner will get to choose between a gift card for $25 at Target, CVS, or Walgreens!

To enter this giveaway (US Shipping Addresses Only)

(Note: If you don't follow the rules, then your entry doesn't count - and they're easy rules):
1) Leave me a comment letting me know something fun you are doing this summer (be creative, if I have to pick a second winner, I will base it on your creativity)! Yes, it's that easy to enter!

For additional entries, do any or all of the following and leave a separate comment for each entry!
**Subscribe to my blog or become a follower! Leave a second comment letting me know you subscribed or became a follower. If you already subscribe or follow, then leave me a comment letting me know that! If you do both, leave a comment for each and get two entries (and I will check, it's not fair to everyone else! )

**Post a unique blog about this contest and come back and leave me a link to your blog!

**Post my button on your site or add me to your blogroll and come back and leave me a link to your blog!

**Send an e-mail to your friends letting them know about Two Monkeys & a Washtub and cc: baileypoo[at]gmail[dot]com and come back here and leave a comment letting me know!

**Follow me on Twitter (just getting the hang of it, so please forgive me in advance) Tweet this giveaway - just copy and paste: @monkeyswashtub Win a $25GC (choice of CVS, Walgreens, Target)http://bit.ly/187eeV and come back here and leave me a comment letting me know!

Good luck! This contest will end on July 10, 2009 at approximately 9:00PM Central. A winner will be chosen at random, and e-mailed shortly after their name is chosen! I will also post the name of the winner within this giveaway posting. The winner will have 48 hours to e-mail me back with their contact information, or a new winner will be chosen based on the creativity of their first post related to summer plans.

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