Archives for March 2010

Mar 312010FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop

There’s a free kids workshop this Saturday (4/3) at Home Depot from 9am-noon. Kids ages 5-12 will get to make the butterfly house you see pictured above.

Go HERE for more details.

Happy Creating!

Mar 312010bTrendie: Melissa & Doug Toys – 40% Off

I’ve been seeing buzz about bTrendie lately but just hadn’t taken the time to figure it out. Well, I’m glad I did because they’ve got some great deals!

What is bTrendie?
This is a special site for moms and moms-to-be that offers flash sales of brand name baby gear. The flash sales typically last 2-4 days but quantities are limited. It is a members only site. You cannot see the deals until you’ve signed up.

If you are familiar with, this operates under a similar principle. If you see a great deal, you’ll want to jump on it quickly because while you know when the deal expires, you don’t know how limited the quantities are.

What are the benefits to bTrendie?
When you sign up for bTrendie you will get a $10 credit automatically to use on a future purchase. The credit doesn’t expire for an entire year so you’ll have plenty of time to scout out a deal. You can also get additional credits when you refer your friends. No longer available!

The products listed are name brand items and are priced up to 70% off. You can pay with a variety of methods, one of which is Paypal.

What is today’s deal?
Right now bTrendie is having a Melissa & Doug sale. If you are a first time sign up you can get some toys for as low as $5.99 after the $10 sign up bonus has been applied. The Melissa & Doug sale closes in 1 day.

There are also some adorable Layette sets on sale. You can get them for as low as $4.99 after the sign up bonus is applied. If you have a baby shower coming up, this might be a great option. The Layette sale closes in 4 days.

Once you’ve signed up with bTrendie you’ll see a special event for the Quinny Buzz 4 Stroller. This is simply a giveaway and no purchase is necessary but you could win a cool new stroller! How fun would it be if a Saving with Shellie reader won!

So that’s bTrendie. I’ll be on the look out for great deals on their site and will post them periodically. Past goodies have been animal umbrellas, Bumkins diapers, keepsake boxes and Huggalugs.


Mar 312010And the Winner Is…

The winner of the Yoplait Light Gift pack is April V. Her tip for outsmarting temptation:

“When I’m hungry, I try to chew on a piece of gum to curb my appetite. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t. :)”

I like to chew gum too but she’s right it doesn’t always work!

Thanks to all who entered!

Mar 312010Walgreens Mid Week Ad

Walgreens is having a mid week sale this week. The prices are valid through Saturday (4/3). Heather at Passion for Savings rounded up the best of the deals:

Chex Mix – $.99
-Use $.50/1 Chex coupon
Final Price = $.49

Chinet Dinner Plates – $1.50
-Use $1/1 Chinet coupon
Final Price = $.50

Crest or Oral B Products, $1.99
-Use $.75/1 Crest coupon (PG 3/7)
-Get $1 RRs
Final Price = $.24

Huggies Diapers – $8.99
-Use $3/1 Huggies Printable Coupon
Final Price = $5.99

Just for Men 2 in 1 Shampoo – $4.99
-Use $1/1 Just for Men Shampoo & Conditioner coupon
-Get $5 RRs
Final Price = FREE (+$1 possible overage)

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick – $1.99
-Use $.75/1 Speed Stick coupon
-Get $1 RRs
$0.24 each after coupon!

Happy Saving!

Mar 312010Randalls (Safeway) Deals (3/31 – 4/6)

There aren’t any major promotions going on now that the Frozen Food and Cleaning Products promos have ended. There are a few good buys here and there this week. Depending on what you need you may find it worthwhile to pop in.

My store triples coupons up to $.39 and doubles up to $.50. It will only multiply one like coupon and does not accept coupons on free items. This was taken into consideration when doing the matchup. New to shopping at Safeway? Read the coupon policy HERE.

Most of these deals should be valid at all Safeway affiliates (Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Safeway, and Vons) but be sure to check your local ad.

Aquafresh Toothpaste – $1.50
-Use $.75/1 Aquafresh coupon (RP 1/3)
Final Price = $.75

Ballpark Franks – $4.99 (BOGO)
-Use $.75/1 Ballpark coupon
Final Price = $4.24 for 2

Blue Bell Ice Cream – $3.79
-Use $1/1 Blue Bell coupon
Final Price = $2.79
*Can’t find the coupon? Hover over the compass on the left hand side and you’ll see an option to download coupon.

Campbell’s Condensed Cream Soups – $.99
-Use $1/2 Cambell’s coupon
Final Price = $.98 for 2

Cheerios – $1.88
-Use $1/1 Cheerios coupon
Final Price = $.88

C&W or Birdseye Frozen Vegetables – $1.25 (with in-ad coupon)
-Use $1/2 Birds Eye coupon OR
-Use $.50/2 Birds Eye coupon
Final Price = $1.50 for 2

Hershey’s Robin Eggs – $.99
-Use $2/3 Hershey’s coupon (or SS 3/14)
Final Price = $.97 for 3

Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls – $4.29 (BOGO)
-Use BOGO Jimmy Dean coupon (RP 3/28)
Final Price = 2 for FREE

John Frieda Hair Care – $3.99 (Must Buy 3)
-Use $3/1 John Frieda coupon (SS 3/7)
Final Price = $2.97 for 3

Land O Lakes Butter – 2/$6
-Use $.50/2 Land O Lakes coupon
Final Price =$5 for 2

Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat – $1.66
-Use $1/2 Oscar Mayer coupon (SS 3/7)
Final Price: $2.32 for 2

Stove Top Stuffing – 2/$4
-Use $1/2 Stove Top coupon
Final Price = $1.50

Suave Bodywash – $1.99
-Use (2) $.50/1 Suave coupon (SS 3/14) AND
-Use B2G1 Suave coupon (SS 3/14)
Final Price = $2.98 for 3
*Plus there is a Catalina promo running in some regions. When you buy 3, you’ll get a $1.50 coupon back.

Tropicana Pure Premium OJ – 2/$5
-Use $1/1 Trop 50 coupon (RP 3/14)
Final Price = $1.50

Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups – $1
-Use (2) BOGO Velveeta coupons
-Get $1.50 OYNO Catalina WYB 4
Final Price = $.50 for 4

Plus, don’t forget about the Super Coupons that were in the paper on Sunday (3/28). I did a quick matchup with the best ones HERE.

Happy Saving!