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June 30, 2009

Printable coupon: $1 off Starbucks ice cream

starbucks.jpgOh, I'm craving that Caramel Macchiato...yummy! If you used up all your Starbucks ice cream coupons, you are in luck! Coupons.com is running a new one for $1 off. Click here to print.

You can print two, use the back button. The idea is to print them and hold them for a sale or BOGO to maximize your savings. Remember last week, when it was free at Publix? It'll be on sale again, not to worry.

--Super Saver Kathy

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Printable Target coupon: One pound Driscolls strawberries for less than $1

berries1.jpgIf you read this blog, you know how much we appreciate coupons on fresh fruit. They don't come around that often.

This week, fresh strawberries are on sale at Target for $1.99/pound, love those summer sales, and you can get $1 off with this printable Target coupon. The nice thing about Target coupons is that you are not limited to two. Print away!

For more Target freebies and deals click here thanks to MoneySavingMom.

--Super Saver Kathy

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SanDisk 2GB digital media card $7.77 with free shipping

sandisk.jpgI have a paranoia about erasing my favorite pictures from my digital camera cards, so I always have several extras in my camera case. It may be time to get another, I have a college mini-reunion looming in the near future.

Get a SanDisk 2GB card from buy.com for $7.77 with free shipping. Click here to access site. On checkout, make sure you select the free shipping option. It's tricky, if you miss it, then you get charged. Make sure to look for the free shipping option.


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Starbucks summer special is back!

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Yes, it's rainy and hot and you can hardly breathe.

But cheer up, Starbucks $2 iced drink special is back this summer: Buy a morning coffee, keep your receipt and get an afternoon delight after 2 p.m. for only $2.

I also have Starbucks' discount card so I get my morning coffee for under $2. Even Starbucks is more of a bargain these days. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Printable coupon: $10 off at Kmart

Now that I have your attention....I'll give you the bad news. It's a coupon for $10 off, but you have to spend $100 to use it, And it can't be combined with other coupons. Oh well...

There are still lots of scenarios where this will save our readers $10, so I'm going to post it. Let us know if it came in handy. Click here for a huge coupon. Don't laugh that's the way it came! --Super Saver Kathy

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June 29, 2009

Printable coupons: 30% off at Borders

Click here to get 3 coupons good until July 2nd at Borders bookstore. They are good for 30% off 1 book, 30% off one CD, or 30% off one DVD. Have fun shopping.

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Innovative makeup tool: heated eyelash curler

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If you're terrified of eyelash curlers that look more like torture tools, you'll love this. I just made a trip to Sephora and walked out with a heated eyelash curler.

This battery-operated innovative curler looks just like a mascara wand that heats up ever so slightly. And you use it as you would a mascara wand, too, by lifting the lashes and holding that lift for a few seconds. You can do this a few times for a more defined curl.

It sure is more gentle than clamping down on your lashes with the traditional metal contraption. And at $16, it's pretty affordable. There's also a travel-size version of it for $12. Check them out at stores or here.

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Sephora offers free makeup sample with order

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With any order, get a free 10-day supply of Bare Minerals' new product, Bare Escentuals matte foundation at Sephora online or in stores.

The new foundation is designed to absorb oil, minimize pores and promote cell turnover.

Online, enter BEMATTE in check out. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Printable coupon: $1 off Eggo Bake Shop and more

eggo.gifYou can save $1 on Eggo Bake Shop items using this link. You can print 2 from each computer...use the back button. Print and save for a sale or BOGO, the best way to shop with coupons.

Coupons are going to change at the end of the month, so make sure to print whatever else you might need while you are in coupons.com.

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June 28, 2009

P & G brand SAVER coupons for July

$3 off (1) PUR or PUR flavor Options system
$3 (1) PUR Pitcher or Faucet Mount replacement
.25 Bounty napkins
.25 Bounty towels or napkins
.25 Dawn product
Free Febreze Air Effects when you buy Febreze Fabric refresher
$4 (1) Febreze Noticeable Starter Kit
$1 on any one Tide detergent
$5 Crest Whitestrips
$1 Oral B Manaual toothbrush
.75 Crest Rinse
.75 Crest toothpaste or liquid gel
FREE Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner when you buy one H & S Shampoo or Conditioner
$1 (1) Secret
.50 (1) Tampax
.50 (1) Always pad, clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths
$1 (1) Cover Gril product
$1 Olay facial moisturizer or facial cleanser
$1 Olay hand or body lotion
$2 Pantene full and thick product
$2 on Clairol family product
Buy one Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner get Pantene Styler or Treatment FREE
$2 (1) Venus Embrace or Venus Breeze family systems razor
$1 (1) Olay bar pack
$2 Olay Body Wash or In shower body lotion
$1 (1) Herbal Essences Shampoo, conditioner, Styler, or color product
$1 (1) Prilosec OTC
.50 (1) Fixodent
$1.50 (2) Fixodent
$1 (1) Cascade product
.25 (1) Charmin product
$1 Pampers diapers or pants
$2 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive
.50 Pampers wipes
$1 Pampers Extra protection diapers

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Kmart Super Double Coupons again, starting July 5th to the 11th 2009

Kmart is doubling coupons again starting July 5th until the 11th. Last time, all the south Florida stores participated. I'll post tomorrow for sure if they are this time. Let's hope so!

They will double manufacturer's coupons up to $2. The following stipulations apply:

-Does not include Kmart Store Coupons -Does not include Kmart Pharmacy Store Coupons -Does not include copies of manufacturer coupons -Limit 10 total coupons per customer per day - Doubled up to current retail price of a single item.

Let's stick together and post the best deals in the comments below.

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Lots of good deals at Old Navy this weekend

Thrifty Northwest Mom tells us some of her readers reported getting $20 off $20 coupons when they spent $50 at Old Navy. I was out of town, didn't have time to follow up on this one, but I want to post it asap, since it's only good thru today, June 28th. Get back to us if you have time to check it out. I like the idea of free clothes!

Deal Seeking Mom tells us how to get Old Navy coupons to use on your shopping spree. They are hidden all over the Old Navy Weekly website. Click here for clues on where they are hidden.

A good reason to make the trek is that shorts and swim suits are on sale for $5 this weekend. Let us know what you find.

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June 26, 2009

$50 off Spirit Airlines flights today!

If you want to get away and want to save $50, check out Spirit Airlines before midnight.

If you travel between Aug.11 and Nov. 17, plug in promotional code 50OFF (all caps, no spaces) before checking out, the airline will lop off $50 off your round trip fare. This offer expires today.

Spirit flies out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

I've been keeping an eye on flights to New York City and you really can't beat a fare of $149 (although last year I flew there for $118). Time for an annual escapade to the Big Apple!

If you spot better deals, do share with us on Shop-O-Matic! Happy flying...

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Jeans $19.99 at Gap!

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"Selected" women's and men's jeans are on sale for $19.99, regularly $49.50-$69.50, at The Gap, stores only.

Who knows if these jeans are wide bellbottoms or so skinny tight you have to squeeze into them? But it's worth a look at that price! Besides, jeans are The Gap's specialty so they have a big variety.

Of course, It's hard to think of wearing jeans in this 90-plus degree heat. Jean shorts, maybe? -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 25, 2009

Unique gifts at Lighthouse Point nautical store

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If you're looking for a gift that is uniquely South Florida, look no further than the art of Pat Anderson and the items in her store, My Own Cruising Journal in Lighthouse Point.

I met Pat and her husband, Pete, a few years ago and wrote a story about their store. Pat used to sketch as Pete sailed. But Pete passed on and Pat was torn about keeping the store open.

But she has bravely reopened it and is selling her tropical artwork, including an image of the Hillsboro Inlet, and nautical-themed T-shirts and gifts. She also sells a calendar featuring images from Florida and nearby islands.

The Grand Re-Opening is July 2 to July 4. The store is at 2424 N. Federal Hwy in Lighthouse Point. Stop in and see Pat's new art gallery. She'll welcome you as a friend. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 24, 2009

Pasta, Photo, Prize!

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Who doesn't love pasta?

Now, snap a photo of your cute little one enjoying Barilla Piccolini brand pasta for a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000 for his or her college tuition.

There's also a chance for 10 first place prizes of $1,000 each and 100 second place winnings of a digital picture frame. If you're not one of the lucky pasta lovers to get any of these rad prizes, there's always a money-saving coupon for your next Piccolini pasta purchase after submitting your entry.

You may enter the contest through Sunday (June 28) here. There's even a photo gallery of all the cute kids posing with the bite-size pasta, so scope out the competition.

Buona Fortuna!

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Spa specials in Fort Lauderdale area

Specialized spa treatments are $99 through Lauderdale Spa Chic, a month-long promotion in September by The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Lauderdale Spa Chic 2009 offer customized treatments at a dozen spas in the region, many of them top of the line.

Sample spa treatments available include the "Rapid Rub Massage and Oxygen Blast" at the Bliss Spa at the new W Fort Lauderdale; the "Ying Yang Massage and Citrus Manicure" at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; and the 80-minute "Rollerssage" at the Heavenly Spa by Westin. Oooh...I wonder what that is?

You can combine a spa experience with lunch at The Spa at Ocean Sands Resort and Spa, a package that includes a 50-minute massage, manicure, pedicure.

Participating spas are:
• Bliss Fort Lauderdale at the W Fort Lauderdale
• Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
• Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale
• Spa 66 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
• Planet Massage
• Spa 950 at Embassy Suites Hotel Deerfield Beach Resort
• Spa Atlantic at The Atlantic Resort & Spa
• The Spa on the Broadwalk @ Hollywood Beach Marriott
• The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa
• The Grand Resort and Spa (Gay)
• Ocean Sands Resort and Spa
• The Spa at The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

To book your spa treatment for the month of September, visit Lauderdale Spa Chic. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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HP Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer for $80

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Staples.com has an HP Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer on sale for $80. The printer itself usually goes for $99.99 but Staples is lopping off $20.

Not a bad deal. So, if you're in the market for a new printer and one that can print photos, you're in luck!

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Ann Taylor jewelry 30% off

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Accessories often make the outfit. Add the right necklace to a plain top and you're more dressed up, more professional.

Ann Taylor can help with its 30% off sale in stores and online on jewelry, belts and sunglasses.

Here's a necklace on sale for $55, but there are others for much less. Some nice choices in belts and sunglasses as well. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 23, 2009

Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show - June 27-28

Have you tried making your own jewelry? If you do, or have considered it, you might want to stop by the Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show this weekend at the Civic Center in Pompano. It's Saturday June 27th and Sunday the 28th 10-5.

I thought I'd like making jewelry...I bought some beads and tools a few years ago, and they are all still in the bags they came home in. When you learn how to make time and space, count me in!

Click here for more information, directions, and $1 off admission coupon.

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50% off Pier 1 Imports select items

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If you're throwing a party or looking to spruce up your house for the summer, Pier 1 Imports can be a fun place to shop.

And now Pier 1 has marked 1,000 items 50% off in its stores and online. Buy candles, curtains, tableware, glasses, serving pieces and other party needs at half the price.

Get this tropical dinnerware for $5.98 to $6.98 for each piece. Colorful bamboo torches are just $2.98.

Entertaining becomes a lot more fun when everything is on clearance. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Coupon Chaos: Leave your savings tips and enter to win free coupons

coupons1.JPGWelcome to Coupon Chaos, where you can leave your best savings tips and be entered to win free coupons.

We've had a lot of activity all over the blog lately. I love how it's working, you all are answering each other's questions, and really sharing tips, making this blog work for you. I encourage you to communicate with each other, trade coupons, and share ideas.

We had a little excitement on Sunday, with a lively discussion about using 2 coupons with a BOGO. A few posters were adamantly against using 2 coupons, since the second item is free. I think we will just leave it at that. If you don't believe in it, then by all means, just use one coupon...

Check us out on Fridays for a list in advance of the coupons that will be in Sunday's paper. Next week, over $275. --Super Saver Kathy

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June 22, 2009

Reese's Loves You Back cash prizes

Reese's is giving away $2.5 million in instant cash prizes for a deal that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your pocketbook.

Now through Dec. 31, check specially marked Reese's chocolates wrappers for cash prizes worth $100, $25 or $10.

The company is dishing out 7,500 $100 prizes; 40,000 $25 prizes and 75,000 $10 prizes.

If you want to spare yourself the calories, you may request a free "game piece" by sending Reese's a first class-stamped envelope. Here's the link.

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Avon summer clearance sale

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Contact your Avon representative or just go online at for Avon's summer clearance sale.

Items start at $1.99, including this Coral Beat Glazewear liquid lipstick, regularly $6, with two selected purchases. Makeup items are buy one, second is half off.

Don't forget face powder. In South Florida's nearly 100-degree heat this week, makeup will just melt off of you without a good dusting. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 21, 2009

Free Starbucks ice cream with coupons

starbucks.jpgFree Starbucks ice cream. "How?" you ask. Get 2 $2 off Starbucks coupons from Sunday's Smart Source coupon insert. You have to get 2 papers, or get the second coupon from a friend, but with $400 in coupons in Sunday's Sun-Sentinel, I'd say the second paper is a good investment.

Starbucks ice cream is BOGO (buy-one-get-one-free) at Publix through Wednesday, so head on over and get two for $3.79, give them two $2 off coupons, one for each ice cream, and actually make a few cents. They don't give you change so get something else while you are there.

Did you know you could use two coupons with a BOGO? If you aren't familiar with this, you are missing some great deals. Do yourself a favor, and register at couponmom.com, download her free eBooks, and read about couponing. You will thank me for this later.

If you didn't get two papers, you can print a coupon for $1.50 off Starbucks here. Use your back button to print two. These coupons don't last forever so print now!

--Super Saver Kathy

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June 20, 2009

Macy's clearance this weekend a blast

If you didn't go today, hurry to Macy's on Sunday (June 21) for its big clearance sale.

First, I found the white leather belt I've been looking, marked down to only $9. Then I moved on to clothes, trying on many 50% off tops. I was about to give up when I spied a black-and-white Alfani dress on the 75 percent off rack.

After trying it on, there was no question: I had to have it. It's that kind of dress that will go anywhere and look great.

When I went to buy it, the Macy's saleswoman began her spiel about Macy's credit card. I haven't had a department store credit card for years -- too expensive. But with an extra 20 percent off on anything I buy over the next two days, I succumbed.

Besides, the dress ended up being discounted by about 80 percent. Heck, it was practically free, as long as I pay off my credit card. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 19, 2009

Coupons in Advance: Over $400 in coupons in Sunday's Sun Sentinel

Twitter.jpgThere are over $400 in coupons in Sunday's Sun Sentinel, 6/21. Click here to see the lists. The $2 off Starbucks ice cream coupon is reason enough to get at least 2 papers. It's all over the Internet that it's BOGO at Publix this week, but I called my Publix, they said not. When its buy-one-get-one at $3.79, you can use two coupons and it will be FREE!

Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds and Super Saver Kathy Haines strike a pose at the Tweet-Up at Bahia Mar Thursday night. Erika had to work...someone had to get the paper out!

The best part of the Tweet-Up was seeing my Sun Sentinel co-workers, now that I work in Deerfield, I miss the Lauderdale gang. Doreen made my night when she said Shop-O-Matic influenced her to use coupons...she looks forward to seeing how much she saves on her receipts. Her high so far is $78. What's yours?

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Father's Day specials at Neiman Marcus Last Call

Still looking for a Father's Day gift? Head to Sawgrass Mills on Saturday and check out the specials at Neiman Marcus Last Call.

The store is offering an additional 20% off its regular prices on selected ties, sportswear, golf apparel, men's suits and shoes. And markdowns from 20% to 30% are available though Monday, June 22.

So while you're shopping for your children's father or your father, you can afford to treat yourself! -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds


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Printable coupon: $10 off $40 at Bath and Body Works

Just in time for Fathers Day, get $10 off $40 at Bath and Body Works with this coupon.

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June 18, 2009

CVS: $5 off $30 for Extra Care card holders

I got an email from CVS this morning with my $5 off $30 coupon, good until 6/21. I tried to get CVS to share the coupons with Shop-O-Matic, but they will only distribute via the Extra Care program. If you don't have an Extra Care card, you can sign up online. Click here for the CVS website. Give them your email address, maybe you'll get your coupon in time for the weekend.

P. S. Since I posted this, I got another email with a coupon for $3 off $15 from CVS. I like that even better. I can spend $15 any day in CVS. $30 takes a little planning.

Hmmm...how to spend the $15? How about the $10 Extra Bucks when you spend $20 on Aveeno products? There are so many Aveeno coupons from the Sun-Sentinel inserts out there, you can stock up on moisturizer for home AND office. Or the $1.88 Kelloggs cereals are a good deal, especially with coupons....click here for more CVS ideas and printable coupons at DealSeekingMom.

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Printable coupon: $10 off $25 or more at Macy's

I love when the 'Extra 40% off' signs go up over the sale racks in Macy's. It's that time again. They'll be up Saturday June 20th until 1pm, and this coupon is good for $10 off $25 or more. I'll see you there.

Click here to print. --Super Saver kathy

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Save 25% on your prescriptions with coupon

If you know anyone who doesn't have insurance that covers prescriptions, tell them to print this coupon from coupons.com to get 25% off on prescriptions.

I'm always afraid to recommend these offers until I know they work. My friend's father has Medicare, without secondary prescription insurance. He used this coupon the the other day and saved $11 on one prescription.

Click here to print. When you get to the site, click on the Health Care link on the left column, and it will take you to the 25% off coupon.

--Super Saver Kathy

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June 17, 2009

NFL glasses for Father's Day

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Shopping at the last minute for Dad? You can still ship from Pottery Barn through today (Thursday, June 18) and make it in time for Sunday.

How about these NFL glasses, priced from $19 to $39? Or, if Dad's a baseball fan, go with the glasses emblazoned with MLB.

Hurry! Three more shopping days until Father's Day. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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$10 off Sears Auto Center oil change

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Sure, it's not sexy, but it will save you money. And your car will appreciate it.

Sears Auto Center is offering a $10 coupon off a purchase of its Valvoline Oil Change. Speed up and get your car serviced by July 12 before the offer expires.

Here's the printable coupon.

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MAC Makeup: 25 percent off!

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An online exclusive: If you love MAC makeup's bold and beautiful colors here's a deal for you.

Through Thursday (tomorrow), get 25 percent off all online purchases at the cosmetic company's website.

MAC's eyeliners are great-- smooth, bright and long-lasting. I love their Penultimate eyeliner, a precise liquid pen-style liner that offers steady strokes. As for lipsticks, I say glam up your pout with Spice it up! lipstick, a brown berry shade that gets the party on.

Use offer code SAVE25 during your online shopping. Viva Glam products are excluded from the promotion.

Click here for the special.

--Erika "Frugal Fashionista" Pesantes

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Remember Tweet-up Thursday night at Bahia Mar!

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Come meet Kathy Haines and me, as well as other Sun Sentinel bloggers and Tweeters, at a beachfront Tweet-up on Thursday (June 18) at the Bahia Mar. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The first beer is free for the first 75 followers of the @SunSentinel Twitter account. We'll also have drawings for an iPod Shuffle, a $100 Target Gift Card, $25 restaurant certificates, and 8 Pokens.

Drink specials include $5 Smirnoff flavors w/ mixers, $4 glasses of house wine; and $2 domestic beers. A selection of appetizers are just $5 and there's a $10 burger of the day special with fries, a beer or soda.

So share your shopping bargains and other news face-to-face with other Tweeters. RSVP here: Tweet-Up.

Sounds like a good time to me. See you there! -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Free DiGiorno flatbread melt

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Have you tried the new DiGiorno flatbread melts? My co-worker tells me his wife takes these to work, and loves them. Now you can try them too, free! You have to register for the free one, but that just means you may get more coupons and deals from DiGiorno. Click here to register.

The free offer supposedly refreshed on June 16th, but we heard there may be some problems with the registration. In the meantime, click here for $1.25 off diGiorno flatbread pizzas. --Super Saver Kathy

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L'Occitane 50% off sale through July 7

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There's nothing like the beauty and smell of lavender in Provence. That's what comes to mind when I walk into a L'Occitane store.

Today (June 17) through July 7, L'Occitane is offering many of its great scents, body lotions and other products for half off. Other products are 20 or 30% off.

Its "Scents of Summer in Provence" set is $39.50 -- nice gift for a sister. Stores are throughout South Florida including Boca Raton, Aventura and Palm Beach Gardens.

At this price, it's worth trying some products like Cherry Blossom shaving gel or Almond Milk Concentrate. It may bring you back to Provence, at at least Washington, D.C., in the springtime. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 16, 2009

Concert tickets for $24.99!

Too good to be true? Find out Wednesday at LiveNation.com. The live performance ticket sales website is selling select concert tickets for $24.99 for just one day.

They offer tickets for live acts such as Coldplay, Rascal Flatts, Aerosmith, Toby Keith, Def Leppard with Poison & Cheap Trick.

Tickets are subject to availability and won't include any service fees in the all-in price of $24.99. Go ahead, rock on.

Check out concert tickets here.

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Free Vaseline Aloe Fresh lotion and more

Click here to get coupon for $1 off Vaseline aloe Fresh lotion. The trial size is on sale for $0.99 at Target, making it free. I find that Super Targets tend to take the Internet coupons, don't try to use one at the Coral Ridge store.

More freebies are available this week: Johnsons Soap Buddies, Axe Shower Gell, Aquafresh toothpaste, and more. Click here to see other Target deals and freebies at MoneySavingMom.

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Crate & Barrel 50% off summer sale

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If you break wine glasses like I break wine glasses, get to Crate & Barrel's summer sale where a wide variety of wine glasses are on sale for $3.50 to $4.95 each.

I especially like Crate & Barrel's red wine glasses -- the large bowl stemmed kind, perfect for a Cabernet Savignon, Malbec or Merlot.

Crate & Barrel's 50% markdown also includes other housewares and some furniture closeouts.

Cheers! -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Coupon Chaos: Enter to win free coupons from Shop-O-Matic

coupons1.JPGWelcome to Coupon Chaos, where you can leave your best savings tips and be entered to win free coupons.

You all more than made up for the slow week we had last week. Lots of posts this week and so many great tips. Ashley outdid herself with all the shopping scenarios for the Walgreens $5 coupon. Thanks for that, a lot of work!.

Check us out on Fridays for a list in advance of the coupons that will be in Sunday's paper. This week, over $400. Sign up here to get emails when we post a new savings tip.

Leave your savings tips in the comments below and you too could win some coupons from Shop-O-Matic. --Super Saver Kathy

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June 15, 2009

Borders Books coupon bonanza

Quick! Now through Thursday, you have a bunch of deals with Borders Books' "Super Coupon." It may even come in handy for Father's Day this Sunday.

In their "biggest coupon event of the summer," Borders Books is offering a $5 coupon for one of each: DVD's, games, business books, history books, book lights and lap desks. And $2 coupons for all of these: books on sports, humor, fiction, for kids, and magazines and water bottles.

There's also $10 coupons for totes and hard cover books over $35.

And, hey, there's even a coupon that gets you a free pastry, when you buy a pastry. Now, these are sweet deals.

Get your coupons here.

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Printable coupon: $20 off $80 or more at Coldwater Creek

Here's a discount for Coldwater Creek. $20 off $80 or more, click here to print. It doesn't look like a coupon, but the directions clearly say 'bring this offer to the store' so print the page with the codes on it, and stick it in your purse, just in case you are tempted to go to the mall.

--Super Saver Kathy

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June 14, 2009

Printable coupon: Save $10 on a purchase of $25 or more at J C Penney

rascal.jpgMy dad was easy to please on Father's Day. He loved food!! If it was a really special occasion, he got lamb chops, his favorite. Over the years, he got specialty mustard baskets, homemade jams and jellies from North Carolina, and Harry & David monthly fruits.

Most dads probably aren't that easy. This coupon won't help you choose a present, but it might ease the strain on your wallet. Until June 16th, save $10 on a purchase of $25 or more at J C Penney. Click here for coupon. And here for more Penneys coupons.

If he's a country fan, the Rascal Flatts Tour t-shirt is on sale from $29.99 to $14.99. I don't know Rascal Flatts from Adam, but I like the t-shirt.

--Super Saver Kathy

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Weekly strategic shopping deals at CVS and Walgreens - 6/14/09

It's Sunday! For couponers that means it's a new week for sales! YAYYY!! Let's thank Hip2Save for coming up with scenarios on how to best shop with coupons at CVS and Walgreens this week. Click here to see their suggestions. More ideas at DealSeekingMom.

If you are new to couponing and don't know about the great deals to be had at these stores, click here to read about CVS shopping at hip2save, and here for Walgreens 101 from MoneySavingMom.

P.S. Did anyone try the Pampers $5 ECB unadvertised offer at CVS last week? If the ECBs didn't print you can call the number on the back of your Extra Care card and report the error. I did and the next time I was in CVS $15 in ECBs printed out on my receipt! YAYYY!

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June 13, 2009

Coach shoes on sale at DSW

Don't walk past them like I did: Coach shoes of all types and styles are on sale for $69.95 at DSW. Regular prices range from $178 to $198.

I went running by this find in the Boca Raton store, as usual making my way toward the clearance rack. Lots of shoes at 30 percent off and more in clearance and some in the regular aisles. But many are last season's rejects.

The real deal is at the front of the store: Coach high-heeled sandals, platform shoes and boat shoes marked down by at least half!

And here I was moaning about how the store was low on inventory -- nearly every shoe I looked at was sold out in my size -- I did still manage to find two shoes on sale and one just-had-to-have wedges for regular price.

At least I got my members' discount: $25 off of three pairs of shoes through a postcard I received from DSW. Sign up for free memberhip. You can earn points and get special deals.

There's nothing like new shoes to brighten a woman's day. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 12, 2009

Double Dipping: Publix Coupons from Kraft can be stacked with manufacturers coupons

kraft.gifPublix and Kraft have teamed up to offer lots more Kraft coupons.Most of us have already printed our allotment of 2 from coupons.com, so this is great news. Ashley, a regular visitor to this blog, thinks you might be able to stack these with your manufacturers coupons, because they are Publix coupons. It's worth a try.

Did you know about stacking coupons? Last week there was a $1.50 off Coppertone coupon in the Publix sale brochure. Stacked with the $3 off printable coupon made for great savings.

Click here for Publix / Kraft printable coupons. Thanks Ashley, we look forward to your suggestions on how to best use these with sales, but its my day off and my to-do list is longer than my arm, so I'm off for now.

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Sign up for Home Depot Gardening Club to get Home Depot coupons

homeDepot.htmWe used to call these offers spam until we realized there were savings to be had. I sign up for all the store and manufacturers offers. If I realize there's nothing in it for me, then you just unsubscribe.

Click here for the Home Depot Gardening Club website and registration.

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Over $325 in coupons in Sunday's Sun Sentinel

Only one coupon insert this week, a Smart Source, but it's chock full of coupons. $1 off bananas when you buy Cheerios, $5 off Science Diet dog food, $2 off A1 Steak Sauce, $0.75 off Kraft BBQ sauce, $1 off Oreo Cakesters, and more. Click here to see the list.

Did you know, to get the best deals, you should be flexible, you can't be brand loyal. Stock up on items when you can match up coupons with sales and BOGOs (buy one get one free.) Did you know you can use 2 coupons with a BOGO? For example, this week there's a $1 coupon for yummy Oreo Cakesters, when they are buy-one-get-one, one is usually around $4, you get 2 for $4, right? So use two of the $1 coupons, making $8 worth of cookies cost you $2.

Now, isn't this worth getting two papers?

Walmart deals at Hip2Save, week of 6/11

If you don't have a coupon stash yet, here are deals with printables for Publix at fiddledeedeemom.com.

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June 11, 2009

Coupons 101: "Where do you get the coupons," a reader asked

"Where do you get the coupons," a reader asked. To really get into couponing, you must first build a stash of coupons.

Not because I work for a newspaper, but this is the logical place to start. Get as many as you can, but at least two each week. Be creative: some readers get them from recyclers, neighbors, family or friends, and some buy a few papers.

Manufacturer's websites often run coupons, like the wonderful $3 Coppertone coupon we ran last week. Print them when you see them, because, for example, that $3 coupon has become a $1 coupon now. Kraft, Betty Crocker, Huggies, Pampers and others often have coupons. Sign up for mailings on products you use often. You can 'google' a product name with 'printable coupon' and if there's a coupon out there, with a little effort you will find it.

There are coupons websites: we run links to many in this blog. Check coupons.com, smartsource and redplum periodically as the selections continue to change. Or sign up for our RSS feed and we will notify you when new ones are added. Always print at least two of each, more if possible, if you have access to more than one computer. And print them when you see them, don't hope they will be there later.

Pick up coupons on the tearsheets and displays in the stores...you'll see them in the aisles as you shop. Publix has coupon books in the front of the stores. Take them, but stash them to use them when that item is on sale.

Sign up for emails from your favorite stores. Publix sends mailers, sometimes including a $5 off $30 coupon. Walgreens emails $5 off $25 coupons periodically. Sign up for the CVS Extra Care Program. CVS is very generous with their $3 off $15, $4 off $20 or $5 off $30 coupons. Target's website has coupons that change every week. Who am I forgetting?

Also, look in your daily newspaper for coupons. Friday 6/12, the Sun Sentinel ran a $10 off $50 coupon for Winn Dixie. Expires Sunday 6/14. Of course, we'd prefer you used this in Winn Dixie (they paid for the ad) but Publix takes competitors coupons.

Where else do you find coupons?


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25 percent off at Borders with member coupon

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Membership is free at Borders. Just sign up at any store.

And right now, Borders is offering 25 percent off your entire purchase with a member coupon. The offer is good through Sunday, June 14.

Great place to buy that book, CD or DVD for Dad for upcoming Father's Day (June 21). Here's one idea for that Dad who likes to grill: The Barbecue Bible.

Then you also can pick up that novel on your summer reading list. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

While you are there, have a free coffee with this coupon.

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Viking surfboards on sale

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Hey dudes and dudettes,

Buy a Viking surfboard to ride those waves, on sale at Viking's Warehouse, 5150 SW 48th Way, Bay 609, in Davie.

Clothes and accessories also "must go," according to the announcement. Sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 15 to June 20.

Hey, a surfboard could be a cool Father's Day (June 21) gift, for certain Dads.

For more information, call 954-321-9266. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 10, 2009

Coldwater Creek up to 50% off selected items

ColdwaterCreek begins a sale Thursday (June 11), with up to half off on "selected merchandise," and an additional 25% off new and sale items.

Not sure how that works out exactly, but it means many of Coldwater Creek's clothing and accessories will be marked down.

I particularly like Coldwater Creek's jewelry. It's colorful and can help make an ordinary outfit pop. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Printable coupon: $1 off any Ocean Spray product

ocean%2Cgif.gifHere's a printable coupon for $1 off any Ocean Spray product. We've seen this one before, it has refreshed, it is good until 7/08/09. Click here for coupon.

I love this coupon because you can print more than 2, and it's good for juice or craisins, etc. But folks have reported that it doesn't always get accepted, so be warned. It doesn't work at Winn-Dixie, but I've used it at Publix often. It doesn't scan, but if you get a nice cashier, they will type it in.

I think it's worth the effort. What do you think?

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June 9, 2009

Saks' Off-5th shares employees' 30% discount

Saks Fifth Avenue's discount store, Off-5th is offering its employee discount, 30%, to customers. Not bad, since it also applies to clearance merchandise, giving you a savings as much as 50%. Discount applies Wed, June 10, through Tues., June 16.

Check out the stores at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise and Dolphin Mall in Miami.

Here's the coupon:

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-- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Shopping bloggers join Tweet-Up

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Take a break from shopping next Thursday (June 18) and join Sun Sentinel bloggers, tweeters and others at the second Tweet-Up. The first, at Maguire's, was a big succcess. Even the Palm Beach Post showed up.

This is a beachfront Tweet-up at the lovely Bahia Mar, with drink specials and free parking with a bar tab. Starts at 6 p.m.; goes to at least 9 p.m.

So share your shopping bargains and other news face-to-face with other Tweeters. Register here: Tweet-Up.

-- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Coupon Chaos: Enter to win free coupons from the shopping bloggers

coupons1.JPGWelcome to Coupon Chaos, where you can leave your best savings tips and be entered to win free coupons. It's been a slow week, I think it's the rain...my co-workers and I made jokes about getting caffeine intravenously, coffee wasn't doing it.

Thanks to our regular posters, you are leaving tips all over the blog, which is appreciated. With hurricane season upon us, be thinking of suggestions for the hurricane supply closet. (Thanks for the reminder, Jan.) Tell us what you do to prepare for hurricane season...or do you just wing it and hope for the best?

We're going to pick a newcomer to win the coupons this week. LB wrote in and asked for tips on getting coupons. How about we send you some? And readers, tell us about those odd coupons. Like the Publix $5 off $30. Where do they come from. What coupons do you get besides what is in the paper?

Leave your savings tips in the comments below and you too could win some coupons from Shop-O-Matic.
--Super Saver Kathy

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June 7, 2009

Olay Prox on sale at Target

Check out Sunday's (June 7) Sun Sentinel for Target's ad offering Olay Professional Pro-X's three piece kit for $41.50, reduced from $61.50.

This is just a starter kit to whet your appetite for the individual products, but also can serve as a travel kit for that summer trip. The regular size containers of lotion are difficult to pack.

Target also is offering 10% off other Olay skin care products.

Or, you could wait for Olay's new Pro-X "Intensive Wrinkle Protocol," which you can pre-order at $10 off for its June 22 release, with lowest price ($61.50) from Target or drugstore.com. Go to Olay Professional.com -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 5, 2009

Printable coupon: Fresh Del Monte Gold pineapple

delmonte.jpgIt's rare when you get coupons for fresh fruit. I loved telling you about the bulk apples at Target, and now Target has $1 off strawberries (until 6/20). Click here to print strawberry coupon. Since I've been blogging, Target has had the only fresh fruit coupons.

Now you can save $0.50 on Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet pineapple by using this printable coupon. Check out the pineapple prices in your local stores and get back to us. Strategic shoppers would prefer to use this coupon when pineapple's on sale.

If you'd like to get emails when we post savings tips, sign up for our RSS feed on the right hand side of the blog.

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Get 2 GB of free backup space


Mozy.com is offering 2 gigabytes of free backup space for those files that you want to keep safe.

All you have to do is sign up, download some simple software on to your desktop, and you're well on your way to backing up those files.

And if 2 GB doesn't do it for you the site also has unlimited backup for $4.95 a month. Not too shabby in order to have some piece of mind.

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Tips for yard sales - for buyers and sellers

YARD.jpgSteven, my favorite 7 year old, and I like go to the library or the park when we hang out, but on Saturday mornings we go to yard sales. I let him ask how much, sellers can't resist a 7 year old yard sale junkie. He's gotten some of his favorite toys, books and movies for under $1.

I used to start at the crack of dawn, the dreaded lurker, while sellers are still setting up. That was when I was living on a teacher's salary and trying to set up a household. I've relaxed now, but still enjoy the treasure hunt. I'm sure I miss the best stuff, but I get some really great deals when folks are hot and tired and ready to clean up. Maybe I'll wind up on Antiques Roadshow with that long lost Renoir, who knows? What cool stuff have you found at yard sales?

I still find the best yard sale ads in the Sun Sentinel, not because I work here, but just because I like that they are organized by location, and I can carry the page with me. If the streets have names I mapquest the night before. I also check craigslist. Read some tips for yard sale buyers and sellers, both, at the Nesting Place.

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Over $350 in coupons will be in Sunday's 6/07 Sun Sentinel, see the list inside

Woo hoo!! Three inserts in Sunday's paper!! A Smart Source, Red Plum, and you'll be happy to know there's a P&G insert as well. Over $350 worth altogether!

Generous $1/1 cereal coupons, $1 Burts Bees, $2 Lysol spray...need I say more? If you are learning to shop with coupons, experienced strategic shoppers will tell you to make sure you get at least two sets, so you can use two coupons with BOGO (buy-one-get-one) deals.

Let's hear your creative ways to get extra coupon inserts. Any more dumpster divers? Click here to see 'Coupons in Advance.'

Sign up for our RSS feed (on the right where it says 'subscribe to Shop-O-Matic') to get emails from us when we post savings tips. You'll be glad you did!!!

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June 4, 2009

Steinmart coupons!

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Everybody loves 'em. Get your 20% off Steinmart coupons right here for the store's big summer sale, through Sunday, June 7:

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I found this cute sundress on their Web site, Steinmart

Also check out Steinmart's 50% off on home clearance items! -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Loehmann's clearance sale through June 8

Take an extra 30 percent off purple sticker clearance items and 75 percent off red sticker clearance items at Loehmann's through Monday, June 8.

And if you're looking for a swimsuit, Loehmann's is offering an extra 25 percent off women's swimwear. Just in time for summer vacations.

I frequent the Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens stores, and the northern store is my favorite. You never know what designer goodies you're going to find at Loehmann's, and that's half the fun! -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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June 3, 2009

Kmart double coupon event in south Florida stores from 6/7-6/13

Kmart is doubling coupons again starting June 7th until the 13th. According to Kmart corporate, all the south Florida stores are participating. They will double manufacturer's coupons up to $2. The following stipulations apply:

-Does not include Kmart Store Coupons -Does not include Kmart Pharmacy Store Coupons -Does not include copies of manufacturer coupons -Limit 10 total coupons per customer per day - Doubled up to current retail price of a single item

Now, 'listen' carefully: If you are new to couponing, make sure you do your homework on this one. The old pros have learned this with experience...Kmart's prices are high, so sometimes even with double coupons, you can do better elsewhere.

Let's work together on this one. As you find good double coupon Kmart deals, add them in the comments below. Thanks Andrea for sharing this thread from hotcouponworld with ideas for savings.

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Don't get caught without $5 undies from Victoria's Secret

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It's nice to splurge on Victoria's Secret. It's even nicer to shop VS and save with this hot deal.

Buy 5 comfy cotton undies for $25. Choose from bikinis, boy shorts, briefs, thongs, v-strings and hiphuggers in a variety of colors and prints. You've got hip ones like pink paisley and classics such as nude.

Cotton bras are also on sale at 2 for $40.

You can cash in on these deals online or in stores. Spend $100 online (amazingly easy to do) and you've got free shipping.

And if you spend $40 on a beauty purchase, you score a free Spring's Beauty Essentials gift. Good through June 14 or until supplies last. It's all part of the VS "Semi-Annual Sale" you'll be sure to love.

--Erika "Frugal Fashionista" Pesantes

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Ann Taylor 60% off sale

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White is an essential part of a summer wardrobe. Get this white top, perfect for the office or casual meeting, for only $9.98 from Ann Taylor.

Ann Taylor is having a "must have" 60% off sale. Among the marked down items are a few gems under $10.

Before you head to a store or online, check your closet and see what you're missing. Does that white shirt you had still look clean and crisp, or is it time to replace it? Now's your chance. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Cheap hair dryer: Revlon Ionic 1875-watt hairdryer for $2.99

walgreens.jpgI read about this $2.99 hairdryer on DealSeekingMom tonight, thought it was too good to be true, so I ran to the all-night Walgreens in my neighborhood to give it a try. I'd hate to tell you about something that didn't work, plus my hairdryer was taking its last breaths.

It's on sale for $12.99 and you get $10 in Register Rewards. You pay the $12.99, but you get $10 back to spend in Walgreens. It worked...but make sure you get the pink model.

While I was in the store, seriously, there was an armed robbery at nearby Winn-Dixie in Rio Vista. All of the sudden the intersection in front of Walgreens was crawling with cop cars, all with their lights blinking.

As my imagination raced with visions of being taken hostage by the desperate fugitives, I wondered why I didn't heed the advice I always gave my kids concerning curfew, "Nothing good ever happens after midnight."

--Super Saver Kathy

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June 2, 2009

Printable coupon: $1 off Keeblers Pecan Sandies

keebler.jpgYou can save $1 on Keeblers Pecan Sandies using this printable coupon. You can print 2 from each computer...use the back button.

There's a sweet deal this week at Walgreens, if you have access to another computer, and can print 2 more coupons. The cookies are 4 for $10 with a $3 Register Reward when you buy 4. Honestly, it worked like a charm...I got 4 packages of Sandies (regularly $4.29 each at retail) used 4 coupons and paid $3 in total for all 4 packs.

While you're in coupons.com, print the $1.50 off Starbucks coffee if you haven't already done so. Coffee and cookies....yummy!

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Limited time Tracy Feith collection at Target

Tracy Feith's collection at Target stores made me ooh and ahh. Fun, flirty and full of bold colors and patterns. Just what a girl needs for her summer wardrobe.

I gravitated toward a cute floral strappy dress that wasn't available in my size. Alas, the fashion gods weren't in my favor and my wallet thanked them.


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Though skirts, shorts, dresses and shirts in Feith's collection were affordable, they were a little more than I expected to dish out during my trip to Target.

Here's a sampling of his collection: a seafoam, bow trimmed bikini dotted with a tiny floral print for $16.99 per piece (I'll be back for that one); an airy white summer dress accenting the waistline for $44.99; and an embroidered ebony thigh-skimming dress for $39.99. Check out Feith's collection here.

Keep in mind, it's a limited time selection available online and at stores through June 20.


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What I did buy: a $9 bohemian inspired tissue tee from Mossimo. The ethnic print shirts come in nice hues of yellow, purple, orange and blue. I bought this racerback tank that is light and comfy-- perfect for a lazy summer Sunday.

--Erika "Frugal Fashionista" Pesantes

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Get almost $30 in coupons from Home Made Simple

Regular visitor Andrea recommended Hot Coupon World....so I'll give it another shot. It is the most jumbled crowded looking website, I never have the patience to navigate through it. I did find some things in there tonight.

Tell us what you think. Which websites do you use to help you with couponing? Or do you just figure it out as you go?

Tip from HotCouponWorld: Click here for a link for the Home Made Simple coupon booklet. This booklet is filled with almost $30 in high value coupons! You will get coupons for Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Swiffer, Mr Clean and more! Plus, you'll get a coupon for a FREE Cascade Crystal Clear Rinse Agent!


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Know Publix BOGO offers before you drive to the store

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Who doesn't love BOGO deals? Buy one, get one free at Publix offers abound. But do you really need a BOGO offer on pickles this week?

Or maybe you do. Whatever the case, you can check on Publix's website before heading out to the store.

It makes grocery shopping just that much more... fun. Well, saving money is.

Every week, the company puts out new weekly BOGO offers that are good from Thursday through Wednesday and available at your local store.

You can search stores near you by plugging in your zip code and choosing the Wednesday through Thursday promotion. Check it out here.

--Erika "Frugal Fashionista" Pesantes.

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Flip video fun, inexpensive gadget

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I recently attended my son's college graduation -- a big day for him and the family -- and I wanted to capture it on more than my digital camera.

My friend H. recommended the Flip video. After weighing whether I should buy the basic version then on sale at Best Buy for $99 (regularly $149) or the upgraded HD version, I'm glad I stuck with the basic.

You get an hour of memory-card-free video on the basic Flip, and two hours on the HD version, which also works best on high-definition TVs.

I took plenty of video: my relatives, my son's graduation march, an interview with him afterwards and about his thesis project. And I only used a half hour!

This is a fun video camera that's easy to use, affordable and a different way to capture those special moments or make a YouTube video.

Do you have a Flip or other video? Would you recommend it, or not? -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Leftovers and Lunch in Style with Thermos

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Bringing lunch from home is proving more popular as folks pinch pennies and try to stay away from eating out. That could get pricey.

So, why not add a little flair where you keep your food? I've been reusing plastic grocery bags to store my lunch. Very "green" of me, but not effective in keeping leftovers fresh and cool. (Don't worry, I'll still recycle those bags. I've been "going green" since middle school).

Today I found this great polka dot-themed lunch tote from Thermos at Target. At $10.99, the insulated bag comes in other fun prints as well as in smaller and bigger sizes.

It's also good for a quick trip to the beach when you want to pack away some drinks and snacks. Check the totes out in Target stores or here.

--Erika "Frugal Fashionista" Pesantes

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Free Barnes & Noble book for kids

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Calling all bookworms.

Yes, school's almost over, but here's a sweet, sizzling deal that will keep your kids sharp through fall. Have your child read eight books this summer and score a free paperback from Barnes & Noble.

All your child has to do is share his or her favorite part of each book read, log it onto B&N's "Summer Reading Journal," and bring the list to a Barnes & Noble store.

They can choose among more than two dozen paperback titles aimed at first through sixth graders for their freebie. Check out the offer here. It's good through Sept. 7.

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Coupon Chaos: Enter your favorite savings tips here every week

coupons1.JPGWelcome to Coupon Chaos, where you can leave your best savings tips and be entered to win free coupons from Shop-O-Matic. Your tips keep coming, we are so thrilled to have a community of thirfty deal seeking shoppers visiting us regularly.

Thanks for your participation. I'll get back to you with the winner later today.

Okay, it's a new week, leave your savings tips in the comments below and you too could win some coupons from Shop-O-Matic. --Super Saver Kathy

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Printable coupon: Bath & Body Works $10 off $40

Erika told you about the semi-annual sale at Bath & Body Works. If you haven't been to one of these sales, treat yourself.

The sale prices are already low, but to make it even better, click here for a $10 off $40 coupon. Print it now and put it in your purse, don't find yourself in the mall wishing you had your coupon. (Like I usually do.)

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June 1, 2009

Shout it out with $5 T-shirts from Threadless

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Sometimes T-shirts can say a whole lot-- or nothing at all. Make a statement or leave folks scratching their heads with fun graphic tees from www.threadless.com.

You can stock up on them at $5 and $10 a pop during the website's "Heatwave sale." It ends next Monday, June 8.

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Look and feel fabulous with deals from Express

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You know you love looking sleek. Go ahead, add a little sheen.

Save 25 percent off cotton sateen dresses, skirts, shorts and pants from Express. Get a sateen tube dress like this banana yellow one perfect for summer nights for $52.12, down from $69.50. Check out those deals here.

And for deeper discounts "Shop the Box Sale" for up to 70 percent off hip clothing. Rummaging through cardboard boxes full of goodies at Express stores is always worth the dig.
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But for an instant discount, check out the website here.

The heat's coming on, but offices are always a few degrees too chilly. Warm up and look stylishly cool with a cardigan like this aquamarine one on sale for $19.99 down from $49.50.

And for a casual soiree slip on this silk lace cami, yours for $9.99. You can't say being a fashionista is tough in this recession. Happy shopping.

--Erika "Frugal Fashionista" Pesantes

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Stay cool with Hunter fans, 30% off

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In South Florida, ceiling fans are essential to keep the price of air conditioning affordable and to stay cool especially in hot summer months.

Home Depot is lending some help, with 20% to 30% off its Hunter fans. Hunter is one of the better known brands. Here's a 52-inch bronze fan for $99 with a light to boot.

Hurry! Sale ends Wednesday, June 3.

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SanDisk 2GB Media Card $7.77 at Buy.com with free shipping

sandisk.jpgThe Sun Sentinel photographers use SanDisk media cards. We find them to be reliable and rarely lose photos. Remember when media cards went on sale for $40?

You can get a 2GB card this week at buy.com for $7.77 with free shipping. I shared a Walgreens $5 card with you a month or so ago, but that was 1GB. Don't wait until you are at you child's graduation with a full camera card, get an extra one now. Click here for buy.com website. Sale ends today 6/1/09.

Be careful at check out, make sure you select the 'free shipping' option.

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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