Couponing for the Rest of Us

Post-Christmas Clearance – Going, Going, Gone!

Bendaroos: $1.25 @  CVS’s 75% OFF Christmas Toy Clearance

My name is Jamie.  I am a Clearance-Aisle Addict.

I have been known to sneak out of the house on an early January evening, on the pretense of grabbing milk or bread, just to stop by the drugstore around the corner to see if Christmas is up to 75% OFF yet.  It all started before I was a couponer, when I felt like clearance sales were the only way I could get good deals.  Now – although all that has changed, I still get giddy when I start down the Christmas clearance aisle :)

Thanks to couponing and being a savvier online shopper, this is the first time I’ve actually had a little extra money left-over after Christmas.  That made it a kazillion times more fun to hit a clearance sale – and hit them I did.
- I’ve picked up toys for next year’s Angel Tree at church: a keyboard for $3.75, a 2-Pack of nerf dart guns for $5, a snuggly puppy with a velvet bow for $2.50.
- I’ve grabbed toys for a rainy day (which I ended up using during this snowy week) – like Bendaroos for $1.25 a box.
- I got SUPER-cheap fleece blankets to give to my church’s blanket drive.
- And I am entirely stocked up on cookie containers, cupcake liners, sprinkles, and various baking knick-knacks for next year’s “Cake Ball Extravaganza”.

I want to encourage you, as everything in town has just about hit the 75% OFF mark, to shop clearance with an eye on the future.  Shop creatively.  Shop SMART.  And shop with a giving heart!  This is a GREAT opportunity to get small items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, or larger ones for the Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, etc…

Here are some great things to grab, if you see them cheap (thanks to Kasey for some of these great ideas!):

Stocking Stuffers for next year:

  • Slipper Socks, Slippers
  • Activity Books, Small Toys
  • Some Candy (Check the expiration date)
  • Holiday packaged lotions & potions

Gifts (for next year, Valentine’s Day, or birthdays!):

  • Toys *Drugstores have limited space, so theirs will go REALLY low until they’re gone.
  • Gifty Appliances
  • Robes, Pampering Sets
  • Fragrance Sets (Use the $5/1 from the December ALL*YOU to score a great deal on some!)
  • Craft Projects
  • Gifty Bath Sets/Kid’s Bath Sets
  • Babies 1st Christmas Stuff (for shower gifts next year)
  • Makeup or Hair Barette/Bow Sets

Practical Supplies (That happen to look Christmasy):

  • Cookie/Cupcake pans *Walmart had them for $3.75!
  • Paper Cups, Plates, Napkins (Use red for Valentines Day & Green for St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Vinyl/Plastic Tablecloths (for play-doh mats, rainy-day art projects, etc…)
  • Tape, Scissors
  • Cute wicker baskets with holiday liners (take out the liners for cheap storage baskets!)
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Personal Hygiene Sets (Even better deals can be had with coupons too!)
  • Candles/Air-Fresheners
  • Red/Green Loofahs
  • Underwear/Kids Pajamas

And of course, Christmas Decor/Supplies for next year:

  • Lights, Garland, etc…
  • Christmas Cards, Wrapping Paper  (Plain silver/gold can be used for weddings)
  • Special *pricier* ornaments for next year
  • Ribbons, Bows

Food:

  • Sprinkles, Cupcake Liners
  • Deluxe Nuts Sets
  • Christmas Candy
  • Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
  • Christmas Oreos, Ritz, etc….

Have more suggestions?  Share your ideas!
And, get even more ideas HERE!


It’s Not to Late……Amazing Amazon

FREE One-Day Shipping
It’s not too late to get presents in time for Christmas.

FREE Shipping:For a limited time, select products are available for FREE expedited shipping within the continental U.S., when purchased from Amazon.com.  Add a qualifying product to your Shopping Cart, select One-Day Shipping, and  shipping discount will be applied at checkout.  Follow the links below to view qualifying products!  Details HERE

  • All Qualifying Computers & Accesories HERE.
  • All Qualifying Watches HERE.
  • All Qualifying GPS & Navigation HERE
  • All Qualifying Software HERE.
  • All Qualifying Cell Phone HERE.
  • All Qualifying Health & Personal Care HERE.
  • All Qualifying Movies HERE.
  • All Qualifying Jewelry HERE.
  • Electronics – Camera & Photo HERE.
  • All Qualifying Video Games HERE.

DON’T FORGET: If the item you want to order doesn’t qualify for the free shipping offer above – take advantage of your FREE Amazon Mom account.  You’ll get FREE two day shipping, or pay just $3.99 for next day delivery!  Not signed up yet?  Click HERE for more details. 

2010 HOLIDAY GIFT CARD BONUS DEALS!

Each year we have lots of restaurants and companies offering us *bonus* gift cards for purchasing gift cards during the holiday season. We’re going to keep a running list of Holiday Gift Card Promos going for you guys under the Purposeful, Peaceful Christmas Button (in the sidebar) so let us know if you see any more similar offers and we’ll add them!!

  • AMC Theaters - Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 Concession card. Details Here
  • Applebee’s – Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 bonus card. Details Here
  • Arby’s Restaurant – Buy a $20 gift card, get a FREE Combo Meal.
  • Barnes and Noble – Buy $100 gift card, get a $10 egift card. Details Here (Offer exp. Dec 6th)
  • Benihana – Buy $50 gift card, get $10 bonus card.
  • Borders – Buy $50 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Bonefish grill – Buy $100 gift card, get a $20 bonus card.
  • Black Angus – Buy $50 gift card, get $10 off your next visit.
  • California Pizza – Buy $100 gift card, get a $20 bonus card.
  • Carraba’s Italian Grill – Buy $100 gift card, get a $20 bonus card.
  • Chik-fil-A – Get a 2011 Chic-fil-a calendar for $6, get great Chic-fil-a coupons. Details Here.
  • Chili’s – 10% off all gift card orders of $100 or more.  Until 12/24 Chili’s is offering  Holidaily Specials each dayHERE for dine in.
  • CiCi’s Pizza – Buy a $20 gift card, get a coupon for a free adult buffet. each
  • Claim Jumper – Buy $50 gift card, get card for a free slice of Choc. Motherlode Cake & a $10 bonus card.
  • Culver’s – Buy $20 gift card, get a cert. for a free Double Deluxe Value basket.
  • CVS - Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card. Details Here. (Returning 12/18)
  • Denny’s – Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Famous Dave’s – Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Fazoli’s – Buy $20 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Friendly’s – Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • IHOP – Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 off coupon.
  • Incredible Pizza - Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Jamba Juice – Buy $25 gift card, get a free sixteen size smoothie.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Buy $25 gift card, get $5 bonus bucks.
  • Kroger – For every $100 in gift cards, get $.40 off per gallon of gas. Details Here
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Buy $100 gift card, get $20 bonus card.
  • Melting Pot – Buy $100 in gift cards, get $100 in savings for upcoming year. Details Here (Arlington, TX Location)
  • O’Charley’s – Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Buy $100 in gift crads. get $20 gift card free. Details Here.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Buy $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Rafferty’s Restaurant – Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card FREE
  • Red Robin – Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card FREE
  • Restaurant.com - Currently can get a $25 Gift Certificate for $2 or Gift Card for $3 HERE (w/code “GIVE” )
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card FREE
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Buy $250 in gift cards, get 10% back in bonus cards.
  • Steak N Shake – Buy $25 gift card, get $5 coupon for 2 entrees on next visit Details Here.
  • Taco Bell – Buy a $10 or $20 gift card, get a free large drink.
  • Taco Cabana – Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Ted’s Montana Grill – Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card.
  • The Children’s Place - Buy $40 in gift cards, get a $10 egift card. Details Here.
  • TGIFriday’s – Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Uno Chicago Grill – Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Winn Dixie- Thru 12/31, Fuelperks – get $.15 per gallon of gas for every $50 purchase using your cust. rewards card. Deal only offered to Northeast FL, Southeast Georgia, Panama City, New Orleans, Lafayette and Baton Rouge.
  • Winn Dixie – Thru 12/7, Get $5 off every $50 in gift cards.  Deal only offered to Orlando, Tampa FL, lauderdale, Miami, Montgomery, and Birmingham AL.

Please comment with any gift card deals you spy while out and about – and we’ll keep this list updated for you!

Amazon: Hot deal on Kodak Video Camera Bundle!

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Bundle (Black) + Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (KLIC-7004) + Kodak Remote Control + Kodak Mini Tripod + Kodak 4GB SDHC Memory Card + Kodak Black Camera Case + HDMI Cable
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Price: $149.95
List Price: $249.95
This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
You Save: $100.00 (40%)

Go  HERE and check out all the extras that are included.

Product Description
The Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera films in 1080p HD video and stays in focus with integrated image stabilization. Built in USB port makes it super easy to watch, share, and upload video instantly.

Remote Control:
credit card style remote includes play, stop, and forward/back buttons
battery included

  • Mini Tripod:
    adjustable head for taking pictures vertically 16″ maximum height
  • Memory Card:
    4GB SDHC card
  • Camera Case:
    black vinyl exterior with protective felt inner lining and magnetic closure
    belt loop and top slot for your camera’s strap
  • KLIC-7004 Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery 1000 mAh:
    Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (KLIC-7004)  3.7 V Li-Ion
    1000 mAh

Amazon – Top 4 Toys

 

If you are having a hard time picking out a toy or game for a little one, then this list is for you.  Below are the top 4 Toys have been bought this season.

Number 1 Seller in Toys & Games

New Syma 3 Channel S107 Mini Indoor Co-Axial Metal Body Frame
& Built-in Gyroscope RC Remote Controlled Helicopter
HERE
(Colors may vary)
4.4 out of 5 stars  (293 customer reviews)

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Price: $29.95
List Price: $129.95
You Save: $100.00 (77%)

 

Number 2 seller in Toys & Games

Othello HERE
4.7 out of 5 stars  (63 customer reviews)

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Price: $13.94
List Price: $13.99
Elgible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

Number 3 Seller inToys and Games

Scrabble Flash Cubes HERE
4.0 out of 5 stars  (58 customer reviews)

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List Price: $29.99
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.
Price: $23.86
You Save: $6.13 (20%)

Number 4 Seller in Toys & Games

Hedbanz Game Here
4.6 out of 5 stars (54 customer reviews)

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Price: $25.48

Amazing Amamzon Toy Deal

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video CameraPink HERE

Price: $29.99
List Price: $59.99
This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

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Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Video Camera – Blue HERE

Price: $29.99 
List Price: $59.99
This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
You Save: $30.00 (50%)

WOW! Half Off Video Cameras is awesome.

You know how fast Amazon Pricing can change, get this before it’s gone.  The price has already gone up some today, it was a little cheaper earlier today than it is now. 

Two Awesome Toy Deals


Amazon has reduced this tricycle $150!!
Alex Ready, Set, Go! Red Trike
This 3-in-1 tricycle grows with your child as it easily converts from a stroller to a roller to a pedal-and-go tricycle.
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Price: $49.99
Ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
List Price: $199.99
You Save: $150.00 (75%)

Click HERE for link to Amazon.

Click HERE for girls top Christmas Toys up to 60% OFF!

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At Walmart You’ll Find this Awesome Deal
Little Tikes Double Duty Engine & Workbench $33  (It’s $68.49 on Amazon!)
Free Shipping Site to Store
Includes workbench, engine block, removable chop saw, power drill, drill bits, hammer, screwdriver, pliers and more.
Save on Top Holiday Toys at Walmart.com!

 

Perfect gift for your Honey!

 

Having a hard time finding a gift for the man in your life? 

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Wheeler Landscaping Gift Certificates

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Phone Number: 423.421.8182

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