Smiling twice

This week I had two blissful deal-related moments that made me smile. The first happened at Martin’s where I used five of the $5 catalinas from the Hallmark card deal and paid a whopping $1.81 for my trip.

Some deals you might want to take advantage of before the week is over include:

  • Kleenex at $.50/box: on sale for $1 each, use the $.50/2 coupon from All You (april issue) which doubles.
  • Gerber 2nds are BOGO free. I had a $1/8 catalina from a previous purchase, so I got 8 2packs for $2.98.
  • Coffeemate creamer for $.57 each. Sale price is $1.67. You can get a $.55/1 coupon from their website, which doubles to $1.10 at my store.
  • All laundry detergent (we use this clean & clear for our cloth diapers) is on sale for $2.99. The $1 coupon from the RP insert on 4/10 or here.

Also, a quick shout out to the woman working at Martin’s. As I approached the registers, she was standing near the customer service desk and I stopped to ask her if I could use more than one $5 catalina per transaction or if I would have to separate my transactions (which I was prepared to do, of course). She said “oh, just do one transaction. I will override it for you. Are you ready to check out? I’ll take you on register 6). This response was a nice change from the typical experience I’ve had at the Martin’s here in town. Yay!

Ok – second blissful moment…

I ordered nursing bras in the mail. After trying a number of brands from lots of stores (including Bravado) I have found the ones at Motherhood Maternity last just as long as any other. And, they were having a “buy 2 get 20% off” sale. Of course I bought some that were already on sale to begin with. After $6 shipping I paid $29.98 for 2. However, THAT’S NOT THE BEST PART.

When they arrived at my house today, look what else came with them:

Hello free $20 from Shutterfly! Nice to see you! And more coupons! How I love thee, motherhood maternity online shopping…


Great price for Peanuts!

Amazon deals go fast, but if you like Emerald peanuts, check out Hip2Save’s post here about a 12 pack shipped to your house for $6.72!

Old Navy – 20% Cash Back Today!

I just bought 11 items at Old for $43.91 shipped thanks to Ebates’ Daily Double, which is offering 20% cash back at today. If you don’t have an Ebates account, you can get one by following the Ebates link on the right side of the page. There may be a coupon code that offers an additional percentage off, but I couldn’t find one when I looked this morning. I decided not to wait to place my order because things were disappearing out of my cart in the 30 minutes it took me to shop and check out.

The baby’s 12 and 18 month wardrobes are starting to fill out. 🙂 I also get excited when I find clothing that will work for boys and girls — one way to be a thrifty mom is to not always deck your kid out in all pink or blue so that you don’t have to buy all new clothing if your next bundle of joy is the opposite sex.


Cheap Baby Wipes

According to, the stock up price for baby wipes is 2 cents per wipe. Based on that figure, today’s Target Daily Deal is a decent one: 616 wipes for $12.99 (free shipping). Use your Ebates account and get 3% cash back which makes the deal even better. If you haven’t signed up for ebates, you can do it here.


Kohl’s Sweater Clearance

UPDATE: Use the code Twenty4u to get 20% off (instead of HoHoHo15 for 15%).

Thanks to For the Mommas‘ post about clearance sweaters, I just bought 3 mens sweaters for $10.03. Here’s how:

1) Use code HOHOHO15 to get an extra 15% off
2) Use Ebates to get 4% cashback (that’s what makes my total oop $10.03 rather than the $10.45 shown)

Kohl’s has 99 cent shipping on each item.

Bath and Body Works Sale + Coupons

Bath and Body Works is having it’s semi-annual sale with products up to 75% off. Here are two coupons you can use in addition to the sale:

$10 off of any $40 purchase

If you’re shopping online,
Use the code Special20 for 20% off or PERFECTGIFT10 for $10/$30.

Current Good Deals

Thanks to all of you who have been sending me good deals via Facebook. Here is a list of all of the good deals and free promotions you might want to take advantage of right now: