Saving on everyday items to reach a goal

You will find helpful hints to save on everyday items so you can make the most of your money whether it is for Disney or for any other goal.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Disney's Family Fun Magazine $3.99/yr

Tanga has a great deal on Disney's Family Fun magazine today.  It is listed for $9.99 per year but if you use code FUN, the price will only be $3.99 per year!  You can get up to three years subscription for this price.  Disney's Family Fun magazine is full of fun activities to do with children, vacation planning and travel tips, and reviews of children's books, music, and movies.  That's 10 issues a year of a fun, educational magazine! 

Tanga is a daily deals site with many great opportunities.  Check them out here today!

A Disney blog hop in May

Pink Ear Pixie is hosting a May blog hop using Disney blogs.  This will be happening on May 11 so keep looking for it.  It's a great way to see different perspectives on Disney related topics and learn more about that most wonderful Mouse-inspired subject.  If you have a Disney-related blog and would like to join, check out the The Pink Ear Pixie . 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Who's your favorite Disney Princess?

Before asking this question, I knew the answer.  It's that little princess curled up in your lap, or the one that use to curl up in your lap but is now becoming your big girl way too fast.  Either way, she's still your princess and will always be in your eyes.

If you are looking for something special to do for her on your next Disney adventure, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique could be just the thing.  With packages to suit every budget, the treatment your little princess will receive  from her "Fairy Godmother" will make her the Belle of the ball.  The packages range from the Coach package at $53.20 (includes a hairstyle and make up) to the Castle package for $202.30 (includes hair, make up, nails, plus a full princess costume and a photo shoot with one 6 x 8 and four 4 x 6 prints). 

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is located at Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom or at World of Disney at Downtown Disney and is open from 8 am to 7 pm.  Several hairstyles are available at both locations but the Secret Star style, from Hannah Montana, is only available at Downtown Disney. 

If you would like to book this magically fun adventure for your little princess, call 407-WDW-STYLE.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Frugal Disney clothes for girls from Zulily

Zulily has added a great new deal today!  Disney princess girl outfits are starting at only $7.99!  Your little princess will be stunning in these wonderful summer-time outfits.  These would be great outfits for everyday and especially those days while milling around a Disney World park.  Many designs are still available so check them out soon.

Zulily is a daily deals site that adds new items daily.  The items last several days each (as long as they aren't sold out) and all are at deeply discounted prices.  Many items are for children, expecting moms, and infants.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pardon our dust...

We've been working on changes to the blog today and will be for a little while longer.  Please stick with us and we'll have everything in place and looking great soon. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

A great new deal from 360 with Kinect! Weekly Promo Offer 468 x 60
A great new deal from is out until April 30th.  For this limited time, you can purchase $25 gift certificates for only $2 and be entered to win one of 10 Xbox 360 with Kinect!  The chance to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect is worth the $2 price and the gift certificate is certainly an added bonus (and a tasty one at that!). 
If you are planning a trip out of town any time soon and would like to save some money while dining, a gift certificate is a great way to do just that.  There are many cities listed, including some great restaurants right on the Disney World property.  Garden Grove can be purchased and even has a character meal. 
Be sure to use the code BONUS when making your purchase now through April 30th. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

No coupon inserts on 4/24

Just a reminder that there will be no coupon inserts in Sunday's papers this week due to the holiday.  I'm hoping each of you have a wonderful Easter and that the Easter bunny brought you loads of all the goodies you wanted.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Twin Mama's weekend blog hop--Join us!!

Join Twin Mama's weekend blog hop to make new friends and gain more viewers.  Thanks for hosting Twin Mama!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Please vote for Heidi on Facebook

Dream job for Heidi

Please click on the link above and vote for Heidi.  She would really appreciate a chance to have her dream job and could use the support.  It only takes a second and you can see an awesome video with her cute kids.  Contest runs through 4/22.

Walgreen's super deal on Coke 12 pks 4/17-4/23

I just got my Walgreen's sneak peak of next week's ad and the first thing that caught my eye was the 12 packs of Coke products.  With the in-ad coupon, the price will be 5/$13 making them only $2.60 each! 

When you get all these great Coke products, you can then take the Coke codes to My Coke Rewards and enter them for 10 points each, plus get a chance to win up to 1,000,000 points in the new Million Points Giveaway.  I played the game yesterday and got 10 extra points!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A great deal on dual DVD players 4/14 only!

1saleaday has an awesome deal on dual dvd players for your car today.  I bought these for DD20 for her Christmas present and paid over $150 for them.  They were definitely worth it even at that price.  Today only, they are $69.99.  You can have both screens play the same movie or each screen can play a different movie.  They are super easy to install in your car or you can just hold them.  I think today I will have to get some for my car!!  These would also make a great gift for Mother's Day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Living Social--Cosmopolitan magazine-from free to $8!

The Living Social deal for Savannah today is a one year subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine for $8.  If you have a friend referral, you would receive $5 off your next purchase making the deal only $3 for you.  Also, if you purchase the deal and you tell your friends and three of them also purchase the deal, you will get your purchase for free!  What a great deal!

Living Social is a daily deals site with a variety of different items on sale each day.  There are local deals for major cities as well as national deals.  A section called Escapes is full of great discounts on some amazing get aways.  More daily deal sites can be found on my Online deals page.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Debbie does Coupons is hosting a Blog Hop

Debbie Does Coupons

Debbie is hosting a blog hop. Hop on over and check out her great site!

Thrifty Blog Tuesday-hosted by I Luv Savings

If you have a thrifty blog, add it to the list and join us for a great week of savings.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Disney Store-Free shipping &15% off with Minnie purchase

For today only, Disney is offering 15% off and free shipping onyour entire purchase with any Minnie purchase. Just purchase any Minnie item and use code Minnie to receive the discount. This great deal is in honor of Minnie's Masquerade airing on Disney Junior today.
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Snapfish--last day of birthday deals 4/11- B1G2Free mugs!

Today is the last day of the 11 days of Snapfish's birthday celebration.  Today's special deal is buy 1 mug and get 2 mugs free with code 11MUGS.  This would make great Mother's Day, Father's Day, or teacher gifts.  This code is good through 4/13.

There are also other great deals still available from Snapfish for their birthday celebration. 

  • 11BLANKET-20% off all blankets--includes free shipping!  Good through 4/15
  • 11CANVAS-50% off all Canvas prints.  Good through 4/15
  • 11JOURNAL-Paper Cotierie Journal for only $11--includes free shipping!  Good through 4/11.
  • 11STATIONFS-Free shipping on photo and greeting cards.  Good through 4/15.
  • 11HUNT-50% off the 7 treasure hunt items on this page.  Hint: look for Snappy with his party hat.  Good through 4/12.
Grab these great deals up before they are gone! 

Mamapedia -Genius Baby- as low as $13 for $40 worth of Easter fun

Mamapedia has a great deal on fun games and cute Easter baskets through Wednesday.  The deal is $20 for a $40 gift certificiate to Genius Baby but you can get an additional 10% off by using code EASTER10 making the deal only $18.  If you are a new member of Mamapedia, you will receive a $5 credit just for signing up making this deal only $13!

Mamapedia has a daily deal section that is usually focused on children.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Walgreen's deals-week of 4/10

Here are a few Walgreen's deals for the week of 4/10.  More Walgreen's deals can be seen on We Use Coupons.

Hefty One Zip bags B1G1Free ($3.29)
$1/2 Hefty bags 4/10 RP
Total $1.15 each

Hefty Black Out, Gripper, or Cinch Sack bags $5.99
$.55/1 Hefty waste bags
Total $5.44 each

Gillette Disposable razors B1G1-50% off
B1G1Free Gillette razors 4/10 RP

Kmart-Playskool Step Start Walk n Ride-$9.99 week of 4/10

In the 4/10 Kmart add, the Playskool Step Start Walk n Ride is on sale for $14.99.  When combined with the $5 coupon from [URL="]Playsaver[/URL], the total will only be $9.99.  DGS20 months got one of these for his first Christmas and has played with it many times.  It is definitely worth the money and would make a great Christmas or birthday gift.

$5 Kroger gift card with purchase 4/18-4/24

When you purchase any four participating General Mills cereals or snacks between 4/18 and 4/24, you will receive a $5 Kroger gift card.  The rules are you must use your Rewards card, all four items must be purcahsed in one transaction, and limit one per transaction  The gift card is redeemable on your next visit.

There are several coupons from the sites below that would work great with this deal.
Betty Crocker
Coupon Network
Cool Savings
Smart Source
$1/2 General Mills Cereals from 3/27 Smart Source insert

Lists of coupons to go with products can be found on We Use Coupons.  Just click on the link and then Coupon Database.  This is a searchable list so put atleast part of the name of the product in the search field and you will get a list of coupns and where to find them. 

Lightning deal on Amazon--3 boxed Disney sets!--4/10/11

Today at 5pm est, the Amazon lightning deals is 3 boxed sets full of Disney songs and stories.  We have several grandchildren with birthdays coming up and they all know they will get something to do with Disney as a present.   This may just work for a few of them.   The mystery of what these items will be on my mind all day!

Lightning deals on Amazon are mystery deals that are revealed at a specific time at a discounted price.  I would recommend checking them daily to get a great price on items you may need now or in the near future.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Come join the blog hop! Hosted by Twin Mamma

Twin Mamma is hosting a blog hop. Her very simple rules are below.

So, here are my Blog Hop rules:
1. To participate I ask that you follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter.
2. NO ADULT CONTENT-this is a family friendly site.
3. Make a true and honest effort to comment (remember, real comments) on the blogs in the linky. It would even be better to follow them, post their button's on your page, etc.
4. If you add my button to your page and email me at to tell me you did, I will add your button to my site.
5. Post this Blog Hop on your website.

Disney World planning tips: They're having a party!!

A party--in Disney World terms, the word party doesn't even justify what they do.  A grand, elaborate blow at the Magic Kingdom- out is more like it!  With special fireworks, special parades, special shows, extra characters to see and even snow in Florida would mean a big time for all involved.

Disney World has two kinds of parties each year-Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (referred to as MNSSHP for short) held in September and October and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP for short) held in November and December.  If you are looking at the calendar when planning your upcoming trip and see the Magic Kingdom closing at 7 pm during those 4 months, you can almost bet that will be a party night. 
Magic Kingdom decorated for Halloween

Party events only allow a certain number of guests in the parks so tickets are usually purchased in advance to ensure they don't run out.  Parties do sell out!  Times for the parties are from 7 pm until 12 am according to the tickets and the CMs that sell them.  In the past (and there's no indication this would change) if you get to the gate at 4 pm and have a party ticket, you will be able to get in then. 

Upon entering for the party, you will receive a wrist band.  At 7 pm, those without wrist bands are not allowed to be in attractions or be in the parks and are led out.  If you are dining when it gets 7 pm, you will be led to the front upon finishing your meal.  This sounds harsh, but when you are in the parks during these times with low crowds, you will greatly appreciate it!

Adult tickets for the parties vary depending on days you go with children's tickets slightly less.  As a tip on conserving your park tickets, many people do not do the parks with a regular ticket on days they are doing a party, but will do other things like go to the resort pool, visit the Boardwalk or Downtown Disney, or even resort hop to check out other resorts you may not have seen before.  The later is strongly suggested during these holiday times as each resort is so elaborately decorated. 
Hallowishes Fireworks

MNSSHP special events are dance parties with the characters, Hallowishes fireworks (usually at 9:30), Boo-to-you Halloween parade (usually at 8:15 and 10:30-the later will be less crowded) with the headless horseman leading the way, special stage shows, free face painting, and trick or treating.  Guests are also encouraged to dress in family friendly costumes and all guests are welcome to trick or treat-not just children.  Trick or treat bags are given out when bracelets are received upon entering.  In the past, the trick or treat bags have mostly come out very full!  Many hard to find characters are out at this time, including all the dwarves.

Haunted Mansion characters at Boo to You Parade

MVMCP special events include the lighting of the castle with the Christmas lights (which is absolutely awesome!!), Once Upon a Christmastime parade with Santa and the reindeer (usually at 8:15 and 10:30), Holiday Wishes fireworks (usually at 9:30), special shows, dance parties with the characters, visits and pictures with Santa, free cookies and HOT chocolate ( get it before you want it because it is super hot!) and appearances of characthers not often seen. 

Christmas at Cinderella Castle

Since my favorite time of the year, especially at Disney World is Christmas, we started with MVMCP.  We have been to MVMCP many times and love it as much on the last time as the first.  Later, we started doing the MNSSHP and found it to be one of the most fun times we could have at Disney World.  With the reduced amount of people in the parks, it is super easy to get on attractions without waiting in lines.  We have been on Space Mountain eight times in a row, just getting off and getting right back in line with no wait and riding Big Thunder Moutain Railroad without the CM stopping it and just keeping it going for us.  We just rolled right on through! 

It is often that we can do more on a party night than we can on a regular day in the park from opening to closing.  Definitely a money saver and super fun!!  With the parks all decorated for the holidays, these are definitely times to not miss and the parties add to the excitement and fun.  I can tell you I recommend them highly, but even that can't describe the amount of fun that can be had at these parties!!

Christmas lights on Cinderella Castle

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ruby Tuesday-B1G1F coupon for So Connected members

If you are signed up with Ruby Tuesday's So Connected email club, check your email.  A buy one get one free coupon (up to $10) went out to members today.  It is valid from April 8 to April 17 and is good on seafood, steaks, chicken, ribs, pasta, or brunch.  It appears these coupons each have individual codes on them so should not be posted online (because I would definitely share it with you if it didn't say not to).  If you are not a member of So Connected, you can sign up here.  You will also receive a coupon for a free burger on your birthday:)

Kroger-$5 gift card free with purchase of $15 Mars candy

Through April 23, Kroger is giving away a $5 coupon for gift cards with the purchas of $15 worth of select Mars candy using your Kroger rewards card.  The candy that can be purchased for this deal is M&Ms 9.9 oz to 42 oz, Mars Miniatures 9 oz to 21.69 oz, Dove Miniatures 7.94 oz to 8.87 oz, Dove solid chocolate bunnies, Assorted mars brand Easter 6-packs, Snickers/MM's/ Dove brand single eggs and M&M's Easter Novelties.  The only gift card listed as an exclusion is Green Dot. 

Coupons you can use to make this a free/almost free purchase are:

$1/2 from link in the right side bar
$2/2 from April All You magazine
$1/2 from 3/20 or 4/10 RP

Lists of coupons that can be used for items can be found at We Use Coupons and click on Coupon Database.  This is a most helpful link when searching the adds each week.  It is searchable so you don't have to look through every coupon to find what you need.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

$5 for a $10 CVS gift card from

Sign on to WeShop using your Facebook sign on and receive 20 coins to play the slot machine for a chance to win a CVS gift card and several other items.  I played this morning and here is a list of items I had the chance to purchase:

$8 for $15 gift certificate to (gifts and novelties)
$5 for $10 CVS gift card
$10 for $20 gift code to (art supplies)
$25 for $50 gift certificate to
$10 for $20 gift code to
$12.50 for $25 gift card to

Upon check out, I was given additional selections to choose from:
$10 for $20 gift certificate to MagicMoon Soap Works
$10 for $35.94 gift certificate to ThredUp
$12 for $25 gift certificate to

I purchased the CVS gift card for $5 and the gift code to for $10 and paid by Paypal.  I have purchased from before and love their spices!  I was as happy for that one as I was for the CVS card. 

Post back if you purchase anything and let us know what you got. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Not enough pockets in your purse? Check this out on Tanga!

I bought my favorite Disney purse a couple years ago on my Christmas trip.  I love a purse with lots of pockets and this purse didn't have nearly enough, but it was an awesome purse--and it matched my polo shirt with the cute little Mickey's on it.  I had to have it!  I tried to use it like it was but could not find anything in it.  Then my friend saw me with it and she showed me some purse organizers she was selling.  Just what I needed!!  I bought one-it was $22 and that was at a discounted price! 

I wish I would have known about the purse organizer that Tanga has on sale today.  It's in the second chance deals at the bottom of the home page.  For only $6.98, I could have had a great purse organizer--with pockets!!  I think I will have to buy a couple more to match other purses that I might "have" to buy in the future. 

Tanga is a daily deals sight that changes each night at 10pm est.  There is always a great variety of items, such as tshirts, rings, and magazines.  You can also earn points by playing games, not to mention the fun of them. 

Big Fish Games only $3 on Groupon 4/6 only

If you are into gaming, Groupon has a deal for you! Today only you can purchase up to 3 downloadable games for only $3 each instead of the normal $9.99. With over 2,500 games to choose frim, there is sure to be something for everyone. Go to Groupon and choose Daytona Beach, Fl to get this great deal. These would make great "good job" presents for children!
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Cheap paper towels at Walgreen's 4/5

I had several things on my Walgreen's list for yesterday, but unfortunately for me (but good for someone else I guess), they were out of everything except the paper towels that I wanted.  I needed them anyway and they were a great deal so I was happy.  With a little Disney bonus for a precious grandson, I was really happy!

Here's what I got:
2 6-pks of Scott's Natural paper towels  $5 each
1 Disney light up Easter wand  $2.50 (was marked 2/$5 or $2.99 each but rang up as $2.50)

Here's what I used:
2 $1.50 Scott's Natural paper towels coupons from Scott's website
1 $1 Scott's Natural paper towel coupons from the April coupon book

Total $8.38 including .88 tax

A good haul considering I now have 12 rolls of paper towels and an Easter basket filler for DGS! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Use that Crock Pot- A time and money saver

Crock Pot... you know... that big thing in your kitchen that you got as a wedding present but have not used since you opened the box.  Yeah, we all have those around, but mine isn't the Crock Pot--it's that big griddle that I don't know what to cook on other than pancakes and you can only eat those so often. 

But back to the Crock Pot.  If you use the Crock Pot, you could be saving lots of time and by doing so, saving lots of money.  There are many recipes for Crock Pots and most are super easy.  If you put your food on in the morning and let it cook on low, by the time you are ready for dinner, your food is too!  All you have to do then is heat up some sides and you are good to go.  On those nights when you have ball practice and dance practice and would usually go get fast food for $20, you can come home to a nice home cooked meal for a fraction of the price.

So to get us started, here's a super easy recipe that takes hardly any time to get going, super versatile and will make your house smell so good when you come home for dinner.

Barbecue pork
1 Boston butt
your favorite BBQ sauce
Salt and Pepper

Turn your crock pot on low.  Put in the Boston butt.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Pour BBQ sauce over the meat-just enough to cover the top of the meat like you would have brushed it on.  That's usually 3 to 4 oz.  Put the lid on.

When it's dinner time, you have an awesome Boston butt just ready to go.  You can take the meat out and slice it with beans, potato salad, or whatever side you want with it, or you can tear it apart and have it on hamburger buns with french fries or chips.  Either way, it's super easy and sooo good!  You can also do country style ribs this way.

If you have a favorite Crock Pot recipe that you would like to share, send it to me or put it in the comments below.  It may just become someone else's favorite too!

CVS: My clean teeth, hair, and clean clothes trip- 4/4

It seems that my latest CVS trip was all about being clean and my coworkers will probably thank me for that.  Everything I bought was to get something clean!  My out of pocket was a little high, but considering I had no ECBs to roll, I don't think I did too bad.

What I bought:
4 Herbal Essence shampoos    $2.75 each
4 Herbal Essence style products  $2.75 each
2 Oral B Advantage toothbrushes  $2.99 each
1 Crest mouth rinse $3.49
1 Tide 100 oz  $10.99

Coupons I used:
4  B1 HE shampoo or conditioner G1 styler free   $2.75 each
2  $1 HE products
1  B1G1F Oral B toothbrushes
1  $1 Crest mouth rinse
1  .35 Tide  (How small does that look against the others!)
1  $2 Oral B toothbrush
1 $5 off of $40 purchase from CVS Facebook
1 .50 ECB (supposedly 1st qtr?)

Total before coupons $42.46
Total after coupons    $20.18 (includes tax of 2.58)
ECBs received:
$10 P & G from $30 purchase
$2.50 Crest Pro Health mouth rinse
$1.98 Oral B toothbrushes
While it may not have been my best trip ever, I got some great stuff and some even greater ECBs to roll later!  Happy shopping!!

To see more deals that are available this week at CVS and the coupons that go with them, check out Simply CVS.

Monday, April 4, 2011

$36 for 12 weeks of New York Times on Groupon

One of the side deals for today on Groupon is 12 weeks of the New York Times for only $36.  This would include those much awaited Sunday editions that have "enhanced coverage" according to the Groupon description.  This would be a great deal if it was just purchased to get the Sunday coupons. To get this Groupon, go to the Las Vegas page and see the side deals on the right hand side of the screen.

The best deal offered by the New York Times if not purchased through this Groupon is $45 for 12 Sunday editions.

Groupon is a daily deals site that offers deals for many areas of the country as well as online deals.  I have purchased from them previously and have received everything exactly as expected.  Groupon, as well as other daily deal sites can be found on my online deals page at any time.

You can also get 2.5% back when purchasing Groupon items through Sunshine Rewards.

Yes, that is a super hero you have there!

Today on Mamapedia, you can let your superhero shine with a great deal from Power Capes.  You can get a $35 gift certificate for only $17 now through 4/7.  It would only be $12 if you use your $5 new member credit.  The gift certificate can be used on capes or the all essential pieces--a mask or cuffs or tshirt.  Power Capes is having a sale right now too, so your little super hero can be all he or she can be for even cheaper!!

Mamapedia is a site that has a daily deal, called Sweet Deals.  You can find Mamapedia here.

It's Snapfish's birthday! 111 prints for $1.11 and more great deals!

The 11 days of Snapfish's birthday is going on right now and some great deals can be had in the next week.  A new deal will be revealed every day through 4/11.  Today's deal is 111 prints for $1.11 when you use code 11PRINTS at check out.  *Note:  The email from Snapfish says through 4/7 while the specials page shows 4/5. 

All of the current offers can be found on the specials page and include 50% off of photo books with code 11BOOKSBD through 4/4, $11 off a $25 purchase with code 11CASH through 4/5, and a fun one is 50% off of the secret items from the Treasure Hunt with code 11HUNT through 4/12 (search here and look for the pictures of Snappy to find the Treasure hunt items). Stay  tuned to the specials page to see what comes up next for this great birthday party where we are the ones that get the presents!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Disney World planning tips: First Haircut at the Main Street Barber Shop

First haircuts are special for every child and parent, but imagine how special it could be at the Magic Kingdom.  Having that first haircut at the Magic Kingdom is totally possible at the Main Street Barber Shop, located just to the right of City Hall if you are facing City Hall.  I had heard of this and seen pictures of it, but had never experienced it first hand until May 2010 when we took our sweet grandson. 

We got there about 9:15 am and there was already a small line.  Several children were in the chairs with people filming the hair cuts and hair decorations.  Some were getting their hair in a princess-do complete with glitter spray while some were there for first haircuts like we were.  Every child that left there felt special and every parent that left there was smiling ear-to-ear because their little sweetheart had been treated like a prince or princess. 

There were three cast members working that morning and going super fast but paying special attention to each child and posing for pictures when asked.  When it was our turn, Little Man was a little confused as to why he had to sit there.  He was only 9 months old but had a head full of hair and it really needed cutting so we planned that trip just for his haircut.  As soon as he sat down, the cast member began placing Mickey stickers all over him.  What a sight he was!  Notice the stickers on his toes!
She brought out the spinning Mickey toy and totally had his attention.  He would pick a sticker off and place it somewhere else and before we left, we all had stickers all over us!  He was happy sitting there and she was trimming away.  Even with him constantly moving, she was always very careful and he never really realized he was getting a trim.  Here they are deep in conversation about how much more he wants trimmed.

When she was done, our little prince got his crown, a pair of Mickey ears with "First Haircut" on the back.  He was moving too much trying to get them off of his handsome new haircut for me to get a good picture of him with them on his head though.  His new friend, the cast member, carefully packaged up a lock of his freshly cut hair and gave that to his mom along with a certificate about his most regal occassion.  The cast members all waved by to him, and he returned the wave as I was paying for his haircut. 

I would have expected to pay $10-$25 for a haircut at a normal barber shop, but this one was special. We got the Mickey ears hat, the certificate, the fun with all the pictures and video, and the wrapped lock of hair and  the total bill was less than $20 before the tip.  If it would have been three times as much, it would have still been worth it!  This may be my most frugally fun tip at Disney World other than the list of free things to do. 

When we have another little prince or princess in the family, I'm sure we will continue this tradition.  It certainly made for an event to remember! 

Redbook magazine as low as $3 for 2 years on Mamapedia through 4/6

Mamapedia has a "Sweet Deal" on a 2 year Redbook magazine subscription now through 4/6.  It is listed as $8, but if you are a new member, you could get $5 off your first purchase making your 2 year subscription only $3!  To get this great deal, sign up with Mamapedia then click on the "Sweet Deals" link at the top of the page.  There is also a chance to be a winner of a 7 night Norwegian Cruise.

You can also earn 4% back on Mamapedia purchases through Sunshine Rewards.

Walgreen's Instant win game on Facebook

Walgreen's Facebook page has an instant win game, Spring has Sprung Giveaway, going for a chance to win one of 250 Walgreen's gift cards.  All you have to do is like Walgreen's here then click on instant win game on the left side.  You put in your email address, then click on the center of the flower to see if you win.  I haven't won yet, but I will keep trying.  If you win something, post here letting us know how good you did!

Free 8X10 from Walgreens 4/3 only!

Walgreens has the 7 days of deals going for the photo department this week.  Today's deal is a free 8x10 when you use code DEAL8x10.  You can order this online or in the store.  It must be ordered today, but you do not have to pick it up today.  It's a great way to get an awesome picture for a Mother's Day or Father's Day gift for free!

All You--A great place to find free samples

All you magazine is a great place to find coupons, but the All You website is also a great place to find free samples.  Each day, All You posts a new sample you can get for free.  Today's free sample is for Playtex Sport tampons.  You can go here to sign up for your free sample or to sign up to receive an email each day notifying you of that day's sample.

All You is a great magazine that can only be ordered for home delivery or purchased in Walmart stores.  There are always many great coupons in All You.  The April issue is in Walmart stores now and the coupons are valued at over $70 in this issue.

Disney Destinations emails compromised

Disney Destinations sent out an email this morning about their email service provider, Epsilon was hacked and some email addresses were taken.  If you received this email, please be sure the email is from Disney before clicking any links.  Be leary of any email acting as Disney Destinations that is asking for your social security number or any banking information.  If in question about an email, you can call 407-560-2547.

Disney is not the only company that was effected by this breach.  Many companies were effected, such as JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Tivo, and many others.

Up to 40% off at Downtown Disney hotels-4/4 through 4/8

Spring Fever has come to Downtown Disney and you can save up to 40% off at the 7 Downtown Disney area resort hotels.  This deal starts at noon on 4/4 and ends on 4/8 at 5 pm.  You only get 5 days so make your plans soon.

When the time comes to make your reservation, click here to take advantage of these great discounts. Facebook sweepstakes for a free printer

Print Free Coupons has a sweepstakes on their facebook page for a free App enabled HP Photosmart printer.  The sweepstakes ends on 4/7 so enter soon.

Click on the link above to get to the website, then click on expiring in 7 days to see the link to the facebook page.

Good luck!!

Taste of Home magazine on Tanga today for $3.99/year!

Tanga has a great deal today on Taste of Home magazine.  It is listed as $17.99 for a year subscription but if you use the discount code TASTE, you can get it for only $3.99 a year!  I have subscribed to Taste of Home for years and love the great recipes in them.  Actually, I just dug out an old one (I keep them for reference when I want to cook something different) to get the cupcake recipes out of it.  YUM!  Like I need more cupcakes!

Anyway, head over to Tanga and get a cheap subscription to a great magazine.  Before Tanga, I've never paid less than $11.97 a year for it.

You can also get 2.5% back on your purchases at Tanga by using the shopping links on Sunshine Rewards.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Disney World deals: up to 30% off deluxe resorts through August 13

Disney World has just released a new discount for up to 30% off of deluxe resort or deluxe villa rooms through August 13. Save 25% off at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Polynesian Resort for most nights June 15 to August 13.

Disney's deluxe resorts have awesome pools with great theming and a slide, queen beds, and gourmet dining. Room service is also available. Upgrades to club level are also available for assistance in arranging tee times, dining reservations, and childcare arrangements. Villa resorts also include a full kitchen and a washer and dryer for a home-like feel.

To get these great deals, you must book by April 30 for stays between April 22 to May 28.
You must book by May 28 for stays between May 29 to August 13.

For an up-to-date listing of Disney World discounts as they are available, check out our Disney World-A dream come true page at any time.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Saturday Stalk Remix blog hop is on!

It's time to link up for the weekend and have some fun! If you are a blogger, please join us as we blog hop for the weekend. If you are here from the blog hop, welcome! Please look around and stay awhile. You never know how many new friends you could meet.

50% off at through 4/4 Weekly Promo Offer 468 x 60 has 50% off their already reduced gift cards through April 4.  $25 gift cards can be purchased for only $5!  Many great restaurants are listed, even some at Disney World including House of Blues, Kimonos, Garden Grove, Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Shula's Steak House,Todd English's bluezoo, and the Giraffe Cafe at the nearby Royal Plaza Hotel.   Arabian Nights is also listed if you are looking for a fun night for your family. is a very  easy website to use and a great deal if you are dining on a budget. off 4/1 only!

For today only, the website is offering 25% off clearance items. There are great tshirts that you could wear on your Disney trip, or you could stock up on souvinier type items so you wouldn't have to buy them when you are at the resort. This could save you time (to enjoy more attractions of course) as well as money. To get this deal, use the code NOJOKE when checking out.
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$4 off of any save at Eversave-4/1 only!

For today only, Eversave is offering $4 off any save purchased by using the code FOOL.  Today, you can find $15 for $30 from, $20 for $40 worth from, and $25 for $50 worth from  If you would like to take advantage of this great deal go to Eversave and check them out.

Eversave is a daily deals site and can be found anytime on the Online deals page along with other reputable daily deals sites.  The deals on these sites change daily and are usually really good deals that have an extended expiration date.

And the winner is.....

From, the winner is sttrk68110@.  Congratulations!!! 

I have sent you an email.  Please respond within 24 hours and I will immediately send you your gift certificate.

Thank you to all who participated!  It was loads of fun for me and I hope that all the new friends are enjoying the site.