Monday, July 25, 2011

Coupon Coupon: $10 off $10 purchase at Pier 1 Imports!

What an awesome coupon! Pier 1 is offering a $10 off any $10 purchase coupon at any Pier 1 Imports store. Coupon is valid 7/25/11 through 7/27/11. So print yours now before it's gone!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Deal of the Day: Kodak Waterproof Mini HD Camcorder for only $39.99 @ Big Lots!

Big Lots is selling the Kodak Waterproof Mini HD Camcorder for only $39.99! This normally retails for $99.99 at the retail stores so this is an awesome deal! It got pretty good reviews on Amazon. They are selling it for $48.09 w/ free shipping so if you have a Big Lots nearby, you can get an even better deal!

The Kodak Waterproof Mini HD Camcorder has the following features: 720p video, includes 2GB SD card, USB arm, built-in rechargeable battery Waterproof Up to 10 Ft.!

If you have this, I would love to know what you think about this product. I am looking into buying it. :)

Deal of the Day: Rubbermaid 28 Piece Easy Find Lids Set for $9.48 @ Walmart

Walmart is currently selling the Rubbermaid 28 Piece Easy Find Lids Set for only $9.48! The lids snap together or to the bottom of the container which is just great so you can save space! Choose "Ship to Store" option to ship it free to your local store or pay only 97 cents to have it shipped to your home.

Also, remember to use a cashback site to get a nice rebate on your purchase! Ebates is offering 2% back while is offering a nice 5% cash back!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Old Navy Style Council: One Free Decorated Tank Top

I was running out of time and alas, I was finally able to redeem my free embellished tank top at Old Navy on the day the coupon expired (July 21, 2011). San Luis Obispo isn't really that far from my home but I only make a special trip to drive there for Old Navy and Costco. So today I definitely made a special trip there with my kids just to go and take advantage of this great opportunity. I had one hour before my kids' swim lessons began so I had to rush down to SLO, browse through the store in a limited time and rushed right back to make it in time for my kids' swim lessons!

I was pleasantly surprised with the many different styles and colors still available. Some of the tank tops were already on clearance so my sizes (small or medium) were already gone. But there were still plenty of styles to choose from, so I wasn't too disappointed. As I mentioned before, I didn't have a lot of time so I just went through the women's department pretty quickly and just started grabbing all the tank tops I liked in my size. I went to the clearance department to grab a white skirt to try to match it with and of course (what I was afraid of), I found some other cool stuff that were just too cute to pass up. Then I looked at the time and realized, DARN, I don't have enough time to try anything on!!

I bought this skirt for $9.99:

this pair of sandals for $5.49:

this pair of black flats for $16.50:

and last but not least, this awesome tank top for FREE:

I had the Crowdtap coupon for the free tank top, a 25% off one item coupon along with my $20 Rewards Card that I earned from using my Old Navy Rewards Visa card so my grand total for everything was a whole $8.64! I was so ecstatic to get a whole outfit and then some for less than the price of a meal!

I couldn't wait to get home to try everything on...but unfortunately, I had to wait after swim lessons. But as soon as I got home, I tried them on and sadly the tank top was too big. :( It is 100% cotton so I'm contemplating whether or not to either just to exchange it or just wash it and hope it shrinks. Either way, I am stoked at how great the color looks on me and it goes great with my new white skirt and my Steve Madden cowgirl-type boots. It's gonna be a great outfit to wear to the Midstate Fair!

I am loving being a part of the Old Navy Style Council. This was my 3rd sample share and I am just so happy to have been chosen again. My friends are loving it too. I have shared the coupons with 6 of my friends and they are all so grateful for the wonderful "gift" I have given them. I am so excited about all the great opportunities to sample Old Navy products and to be able to share my experience with others. Thank you so much Old Navy and Crowdtap!!!

UPDATE: I went back to Old Navy to try to exchange the tank top I originally got but there weren't any more in the size I needed so I exchanged it for this tank top instead. This is my complete Old Navy outfit!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ready Made: Jewelry Displays

A few months ago, I started a few projects and ofcourse time passed and I put them in the back burner. Well today, I finally went ahead and completed them! I am so happy with how they turned out. I wish I had taken more photos of the process but oh well. Here are some jewelry displays I created from a few branches I picked up from under a tree at the beginning of spring and a cabinet door that I purchased from Habitat Humanity's ReStore in Templeton/Paso Robles (I just love this place! I have found some great things for projects here!) for only $3. I just sanded down the cabinet door, took out the middle panel and attached small chicken wire screen to the back then spray painted both the branches and the cabinet door black and TADA!!

I attached two black rose clips to them (which I got free from a yard sale) but not sure if I like them there. I just have to add sand in the vase and I should be all done! :)

This would have probably retailed for $50 or more at a store. So glad I was able to make both for less than $20!

Cabinet - $3 (from ReStore)
Chicken Wire - free (from my inlaws' garden)
Spray Paint - $2 (from Orchard Supply)
Vase - $14 (from Marshall's)
Branches - free (from the park down the street)
Black Rose Clips - free (from a yard sale)
Sand - free (from the beach)

Deals of the Day: Discount Mags offering subscriptions for less than the price of a burger!

Discount Mags is offering several special deals on some magazine subscriptions. You must act fast if you want to take advantage of these deals as they go pretty quickly!!!

Family Fun Magazine - $2.99
For a limited time, has a 1-year (10 issue) subscription to Family Fun Magazine for $2.99. That is $32 off the cover price. Family Fun is geared towards families with kids age 3-12. It includes great activities and games as well as recipes, travel guides and educational projects.

Men's Journal - $2.50
Discount Mags drops the price of a one year subscription (12 issues) to Men's Journal Magazine from $9.97 to $2.50 with code 5558. This magazine is geared towards men who have an interest in sports, travel, fitness, and adventure. You may purchase up to a four year subscription at this discounted per year price.

Weight Watchers - $2.99 lowers 1 year subscriptions (6 issues) to Weight Watchers Magazine from $11.99 to $2.99 via code BRADSDEALS. This ties the best price we've seen on this popular magazine. It takes a practical approach to losing weight and achieving fitness goals. That way you can get fit by using the magazine as a supportive friend instead of struggling on your own. You can buy up to 3 years at this price.

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Did you know? BAZOMB is a new daily deals site for the Central Coast!

With the growing popularity of sites like Groupon, Living Social and Moo Lala, the Central Coast is finally catching on to the deal-saving craze and more local businesses are offering deals in our area! Bazomb! is a new deals site focused on restaurants and entertainment deals.

Today's "Mind-Blowing Discount" is a $20 for $40 at THE SPOT (50% DISCOUNT) in Arroyo Grande. Just sign up at the top of the page by entering your email address and hitting enter. I think there might be a glitch on their website so some of the functions don't work (I will bring it to their attention).

Some other featured deals include:

Mama's Meatball in SLO - 50% off Dinner

Me & Z's Restaurant in Arroyo Grande - Buy 1, get 1 Free Lunch

Me & Z's Restaurant in Arroyo Grande - Buy 1, Get 1 Free Dinner

Laguna Grill in SLO - 25% off Any Lunch Item

Quarterdeck in Arroyo Grande - $5 OFF ANY BREAKFAST With a Beverage Purchase

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bargain Finds: Many Toys at 30-75% off @ Target!!!

I was just browsing through the clearance aisles at Target like I normally do and discovered that the toys that have been on clearance at 30% off for the past few weeks have been marked down even more! The Zhu Zhu pets are now 75% off!!! So for those who are looking for inexpensive gifts for young friends and family, you can't go wrong with Zhu Zhu pets. The little hamsters that normally sell for $5.00 each are now only $1.25. The sets that you can build for these little crazy hamsters are also 75% off, which are now selling for between the $3-8 price range (normally retails up to $30 each!).

A lot of the other brand-name toys are now 50% off. There are a lot of Tron, Bakugan, Ironman, Lego, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie, various board games and other popular toy brands are now in the clearance section. Most of the toys have already been pulled off the regular shelves and have been placed at the end aisles. But you must walk around and see what else are on clearance, since there are a ton of toys on clearance as well. Some of those cute little helmets are also on clearance for $10.98! Check out how cute it is!

Ofcourse I forgot my phone so I didn't get a chance to take photos of all the that only means, you need to go in there and check for yourself! ;)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Freebies! 9 Free 1 Night Blockbuster Express Rentals

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NOTE: These are multi-use codes and can each be used once per credit card at the kiosk. Also, don't forget you can use it to reserve titles online.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Old Navy Shorts Party!!!

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My friends and I had such a fabulous time at Old Navy (in San Luis Obispo, CA) trying on many different outfits and even some of the same exact outfits! Great minds think alike. :) I had originally planned it to be like the "Supermarket Sweeps" game show, where we were supposed to sweep through the store grabbing as many outfits as we could in a short amount of time and then try them on all real quick. We were only planning to be there for an hour due to other events we had to attend, but we ended up being at Old Navy for two hours! Plus it was kind of silly to think we would have room to have all 4 of us try on the outfits in the fitting rooms...on a SATURDAY. The place was packed!! There were long lines for the fitting rooms so we ended up taking over both fitting rooms in the men's section.

I was slightly irritated as well with customer service since I asked for the store manager right when we walked in, and this young kid who was an acting manager, gave me attitude right away saying the store's too busy for us to be doing the party. I explained to him that it was the only day that worked for all 4 of us so we had no choice. He told me that he had to talk to another manager (another young kid) and as I explained to her what was going on, with letter in hand, she told me she had to call someone to confirm the letter. So as we stood there for close to 10 mins waiting for her to get back, we just walked around and browsed through the racks. When she came back, she was still skeptical that the letter & the booklet I showed her were "real". So I had to show her the Crowdtap website on my phone to let her know I wasn't making it all up. *Sigh* But customer service did redeem themselves throughout our shopping experience. One in particular was very helpful as he made sure we were OK while we were trying on our outfits and he even helped take pics of us. Then at the checkout lane, the cashiers were shocked when we used our coupons but they were all very nice and accommodating. It all started out on the wrong foot but even though it didn't quite go as planned, we still had a really good time!

My friends Jenn, Corinne and Tiff were very excited to be able to partake in this Old Navy Shorts Party. I was really happy to be able to give them FREE outfits and shoes!! We ended up getting close to $375 worth of clothing and shoes for free. So thank you sooooooo much Crowdtap for picking me to host this party!!!! We love all the clothes and shoes. We heart you Old Navy and Crowdtap! :)