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FREE Athenos Greek Yogurt

Get this $1/1 coupon for Athenos Greek yogurt and get FREE yogurt.

Get $5 FREE at Eversave – TODAY ONLY

Eversave is a great daily deal site that I share with you frequently. And today ONLY if you sign up for their emails, you will get $5 FREE added to your account.They have a fun Valentine’s Day deal today anyway . . .You can get $30 of premium truffles for $15 . . . but if you sign up for the first time today, you’ll get an additional $5 off – so you’ll get an amazing gift for just $10!

HOT: ThredUp Used Kid’s Clothing - $1

Remember ThredUp? I shared them with you several months ago, but I’ll be honest when my FREE trial ended I didn’t sign up for it. Because the bottom line truth was that paying $14.95 for one box of clothing is still more expensive than you would pay at a consignment sale.BUT right now at Deal Pulp you can get a box of your choice for just $1!The deal is one box of used clothing for only $6. If you are new to Deal Pulp, you will also get $5 off your first purchase making it only $1.You can purchase one per account and one as a gift.

Quiznos Coupon - $2.99

Valentine Sale at Vistaprint

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with adorable, customized, FREE Valentines! Buying your child’s Valentines has never been easier or cuter! Choose a design that allows for photo uploads and add your child’s picture for a one-of-a-kind Valentine. Add a personal note from your child to his or her classmates and forget about filling in the "to/from" messaging on store-bought Valentines. Today, get 10 Free Note Cards – they cut into 3’s to make 30 FREE Personalized Kid’s Valentines! All you pay is shipping and processing which starts at $4.50.Other Vistaprint deals currently available:

NOT LEGIT: Cricut Cartridges as Low as $3.99!

I said this deal was too good to be true, and it was. This company is not in business. They will take your order and your credit card information, but not ship product. This concerns me about what is happening with the credit card information provided to them, so be VERY careful and I would recommend staying away from this site completely.Okay, this deal sounds too good to be true, but I was able to check out and purchase several different cartridges at significant discounts from an online, discount scrapbooking store called Scrap-n-Save! As always with this crazy of a sale, there is the chance that there is a glitch somewhere or that we will get an email that says they are sold out and can not fulfill our order. However, as these cartridges usually run 439.99 to $99.99 EACH it is well worth the time to place an order on the chance that it really is a BLOW-OUT sale.3 Birds on Parade Cartridge - $3.99Disney Pixar Cars Cartridge - $4.99And TONS more – I paid $40 and got 6 different cart…

Another $3/1 Huggies Coupon

Hurry! Get these while you can - $3/1 Huggies coupon!

MelissaStuff – One Year Birthday!

One year ago today, I decided to convert my personal blog into what is currently the MelissaStuff we have all come to know and hopefully love.If you haven’t heard the story about how I got started . . . my husband and I went on a mission trip with our youth group to Africa together. Shortly after coming back, I spoke to our local MOPS group about saving money and using the extra to help others. Many of the ladies requested that I send them the deals I used to save money, and I started by sending lots of group emails. Soon my email server started complaining about how many emails I was sending and then started shutting down my access. The only thing I could think of was to use my previously personal blog and post the deals there.I never dreamed in a year I would go from less than 50 interested friends and acquaintances to over 1000 subscribers and followers. I have met so many wonderful people and learned an enormous amount about marketing, blogging and social networking. I am not roll…

CSN is Back!

I’m excited to announce that CSN is back and better than ever. They have changed the setup of their stores and I like it much better. It’s crazy that in one place you can find toys and ladies shoes and kitchenware and even swingsets! The quality of everything I have ever gotten from them has been top notch. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

$10 off $30 at Zulily

Zulily is where I ordered my UppaBaby stroller not too long ago.They put out a code right now that will give you $10 off a $30 or more purchase . . . wish that had been around when I ordered!Sign up here for the Zulily newsletter and then you can check out the deals they have each day in order to make the best use of this code.Use the code BABIES10 to get your $10 off, now through January 31st.

Organic Detergent? {Giveaway}

So technically, I don’t think this detergent is actually organic, but it is non-toxic and environmentally safe. Can you say that for your detergent?

This product was a surprise to me. I’m not picky about my detergent, but the only thing I do care about is how my detergent smells. Before I used Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent I was concerned that it would have a chemical smell or worse the clothes would end up not smelling clean.

But it smells GREAT without having any specific scent to it . . . it just smells clean.

One thing that’s nice is it only takes 2 oz. to wash an entire load, so this fairly small container will do quite a number of loads – 40 to be exact.

Right now, this size container is on sale for $16.99, but you can win it for FREE!

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FREE Honest Tea at Kroger

I just bought some of this tea to try it . . . and I LOVE it. It’s not super sweet. It doesn’t taste like bottled or canned tea. They even have one that’s sweetened with honey instead of sugar. Good stuff, I’m telling you.Right now, you can get it FREE at Kroger.Honest Tea – $.75
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$.50/1 Hamburger Helper = FREE

Currently, there is a $.50/1 coupon for Hamburger Helper. Frequently at Albertson’s, Kroger, and Tom Thumb, Hamburger Helper goes on sale for $1 or less! Use this coupon and get FREE Hamburger Helper.Our family doesn’t usually eat Hamburger Helper, but I will get it and donate it . . . so I would encourage you to do the same if you can’t use it in your own home.

Stock-Up Deals at Albertson’s

Definitely a good time to stock up on Peter Pan peanut butter:Peter Pan Peanut Butter - $1.59
- $.50/1 (1/2 SS)
TOTAL: $.59 eachThey also have Nature Valley Granola Bars on sale. I wouldn’t stock up at this price, but I would buy a couple.Nature Valley Granola Bars - $2
- $.50/1 printable
TOTAL: $1 eachThanks Managing His Money.

Discount on Gluten Free, Vegan and Kosher Snacks

Do you run out of snacks at your house like we do at ours? This would be a fun way to refill your stock. Today Groupon is offering $30 worth of nutritious, organic snacks for just $15 and they will deliver them right to your door for just $3.99.For organic foods, the prices are pretty reasonable – and they offer a full range of gluten free, vegan and kosher snacks.New Groupon customers, click here.Groupon returning customers, click here.

FREE Challenge Butter

Like Challenge Butter on Facebook and you can print a $2 coupon off their new Tuscan Style butter.The regular butter is frequently priced around $1.97 so you should be able to get FREE butter.Butter could possibly be my downfall . . . and if it just happened to be, this might be my favorite kind. Is it bad to have a favorite kind of butter????

Win a PowerCapes Custom Cape and Mask!

So, apparently, because I’m brilliant and oh, so, on top of things lately . . . I failed to mention in my PowerCapes post today that you could enter to win your own custom cape and mask set!But you can . . . so go straight back to that post and enter – your kids will LOVE you and it when you win!

Stock-up Deals at Kroger!

Kroger has a buy 10 participating items, get $5 back sale! These almost always are a good time to stock up on items you use frequently. I’ll share some of the items I think are worth of stocking up on:
(All prices are AFTER the $5 back.)Bar-S Franks $.89 each
$1/2 Printable
Final Price: $.39Chex Mix, Bugles or Gardettos Snack Mix $1.49
$.50/1 Printable
Final Price: $.49Del Monte Vegetable $.26
Final Price: $.26 (may vary up to $.35 depending on original cost)Rotel Tomatoes $.42
$1/3 (1/23 SS)
Final Price: $.09Have you found any other stock-up deals at Kroger?

It’s a Bird? A Plane? My Child! {Giveaway}

Longtime readers will remember that I did a giveaway for PowerCapes last year . . . what better toy for children than their own super hero capes?

You get to pick the material, the colors and the letter for each cape you order so it is easy to reflect the personality of the child that will be wearing it. All of the items are personally sewn by moms and there is a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase.

After purchasing capes from other online stores as well, I can tell you confidently this is the best place to buy kids capes. The quality is so much better and the final product is professional looking, not homemade like others.

One of the things I love the most is that the closure at the neck is velcro. I can't tell you how often I have to stop in the middle of doing something to tie on a cape made from a towel, a blanket, or even a pair of pants.
Now, they'll be able to put their own capes by themselves! I'm all for encouraging independence whene…

Have You Gotten Yours?

I already went by and got mine . . . did you? If you don’t think you’ll like this, bless someone else with it. It’s FREE food! Not cooked in your kitchen. No dishes to wash. No grocery budget expended. If you’re local, I’ll take it! Ha!!Go by anytime today and you can get your coupon for a FREE Korean BBQ. Those coupons can be redeemed anytime between January 31 and February 6, 2011.

42 Point Pampers Gifts to Grow Code

Use the code VMF776C7HMXXT4A to add 42 points to your Pampers Village account.

HOT: $5 off with Cellfire

Cellfire is running a special promotion today. If you have a Kroger in your area, you can log in to your Cellfire account between 12 and 4 CST today (Thursday, January 27th) to see if you have a $5 off any purchase coupon available. If you do, simply load it to your card and shop!If you have not signed up for a Cellfire account, set up a new account before noon and you could start off $5 ahead!

50% off Bath & Body Works

$10/$20 or $15/$30 with today’s Groupon. Valid online only.New Groupon customers, click here.Groupon returning customers, click here.

LOCAL: 15 Awesome Deals in the DFW Metroplex

GREAT Michael’s Coupons

There are some GREAT coupons for Michael’s right now . . . Print them now!!$5/$25 - $10/$50 – $15/$75 - $20/$100 - $25/$125All coupons are usable between now and January 29th.

$3/1 Quattro for Women Razor Coupon

Another high-value coupon for $3/1 Schick Quattro for Women. Print these before they’re gone!

$3/1 Huggies Coupon

Sorry, link now corrected!Print a coupon for $3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers.Thanks, Lacey’s Shopping Deals!

FREE Food at Pei Wei

You know this is my favorite! Drop in tomorrow at any Pei Wei restaurant and pick up a coupon for a FREE Korean BBQ. Those coupons can be redeemed anytime between January 31 and February 6, 2011.Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

FREE Tax Prep – It’s About That Time!

If your taxes are pretty basic, you can get FREE tax preparation online at H&R Block. That’s who I’m using for my taxes this year . . . and I like the setup pretty well.In previous years, I used TurboTax – which also offers FREE federal returns – and they are SUPER easy. I think their online set-up is about makes doing your taxes online about as easy as it gets.

BIG Sale on Melissa & Doug and More

I have used Brighter Beginnings before and would HIGHLY recommend them. There website isn’t super user friendly but they offer great quality toys at decent prices and with this deal, you’ll get an even deeper discount. Get $35 worth of toys for just $15 – shipping is a flat $5.95.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza for $5!!

Get $10 worth of Papa Murphy’s pizza for just $5 – TODAY ONLY! (Use it anytime before 2016!)

Maalox Money Maker at HEB

**Warning: Each store operates differently and some may not allow you to do this deal, but it should work automatically without intervention by the cashier.**In the 1/9 SmartSource insert, there was a coupon for $5/1 Maalox. That’s not terribly exciting to me as we don’t usually use Maalox in our household. However, there are reports that the cheapest Maalox at HEB is about $2.97 and when this coupon is used it takes off the full $5, resulting in almost $2 of overage!!! Many stores have a policy that they do not allow overage – which I don’t think is right considering they get reimbursed the full value of the coupon – but if your store has this policy then they may manually adjust the coupon. But if this is part of a large grocery order, I can’t imagine most cashiers are even going to think twice about the transaction.We don’t have an HEB near us, but I hope this is helpful to some of you that do. Enjoy!!Thanks Managing His Money!

Quaker Deal at Albertson’s

Feels like forever since I have had a good grocery deal to pass on, but this one is a good stocker-upper price!The deal at Albertson’s is buy 5 Quaker products at $2 each, get a Tropicana orange juice FREE. $2 each for cereal, granola bars and oatmeal isn’t bad – and the sale also include Aunt Jemima products.However, when you add in the Tropicana it makes it a good deal.AND right now there is a Quaker Catalina deal where you should get back $3 on your next shopping order for buying 5 Quaker products at once!There were $1/1 Quaker coupons in the 1/2 Red Plum insert, with those you basically are getting everything FREE!5 - $2 Quaker products
- FREE Tropicana Orange Juice
- 5 $1/1 Quaker coupons
TOTAL: $5 plus $3 back on the Catalina

Clothes . . . Clothes . . . And More Clothes {Giveaway}

Joey and I have honestly worked hard to try to live a simple life. We purposely make an effort to not spend money on things we don’t need. We try to use the last bit of everything and stretch what we have as far as we can make it go.Most of my friends would be surprised to enter my boys room and realize they have one average size toy box that holds everything - every toy they own . . . and maybe a few socks and who knows what else. But I realized as I was doing laundry the other day that there is one area that we are not very successful in keeping simplified – our children’s clothing.My boys share a closet, but it is stuffed to overflowing with just their hanging clothes. Then they each have three drawers in their dresser that are full of socks, unders, and pajamas. There are multiple contributing factors to this issue – the boys have three sets of grandparents and four sets of aunts and uncles. All of whom love them very much and shower them with lots of gifts. We are all pretty econ…

Party?? Anyone?

If you’re a mommy like me, you probably have a birthday around almost every corner. Then there are New Year’s, Christmas, Valentine’s . . . even the Super Bowl is a good reason to party.Rather than buying new supplies for each one, you can purchase products at Groovy Holidays and use them over and over. The best part is they’re ADORABLE!Mamapedia is currently offering $20 worth of reusable party supplies for just $10, so this is a great time to buy it - ‘cuz you know there’s a party right around the corner.

Guest Post: Are You My Mother?

This post came from the blog over at Reece’s Rainbow:Please?
Are you my mother? Are you the mother who will gasp in shock when she sees my picture for the first time?  The one who will know that I am hers even though she has never held me or touched me?Are you the one who will work around the clock to fill out endless piles of paper so you can adopt me?The one who will plow through the house finding things to sell and who will sit up late into the night making crafts and baked goods so that I can come home?The one who will beg for donations from every man, woman and child she meets so that she can raise the money to cover my adoption expenses?Are you the one who will rush crazily around the house washing windows and vacuuming floors so that when the social worker arrives, the house will pass inspection?The one who will cry and weep at night thinking about me over here?The one who will mourn that I am not at her table and that I am not safe in bed at night in her house?The one who wo…