Monday, February 28, 2011

Dairy Queen Mystery Giveaway

Got an email this evening that took me to the above link.

The Mini Blizzard Treatment is coming!

Sound the alarm, let the fireworks fly, shout from the rooftop, scream at the top of your lungs. The countdown to the biggest giveaway in Dairy Queen history has begun! If you like free stuff, you’ve come to the right place! In celebration of the Mini BlizzardTreat we’re giving away so much free stuff, we don’t even know what half of it is. OK. We do know what it is, we just like keeping you in suspense. The clock’s ticking. Get ready, the Mini Blizzard Treatment is about to go down!
*U.S. only

Not sure what they are going to be giving away but if sounds like fun! 

Swagbucks Deal on Redbox

Today's Groupon deal is $1 for a 3 night movie rental.  
(AND you get 80 Swagbucks!)

If you aren't familiar with Swagbucks The Coupon Consultant has a great explanation here 

To register for swagbucks go here

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"One man's trash... another man's treasure."

Tonight my husband and I were out making our rounds looking for scrap metal and I hit the jackpot!

So we just started getting serious about scrap metal and went out tonight for about an hour and got a TON of stuff!  An old broken grill, metal fan, walker, bike, metal TV stand, metal bed frames...and lots of other small stuff.
He said he thinks we have about $250 worth of metal in the back of the truck!

As If that wasn't cool enough...we found a house with a BUNCH of stuff on the curb...most all of it was in bags (good thing bc it raining here).  I opened the biggest bag and realized it was full of clothes!  Looked like they cleaned out their coat closet and just decided to throw it all away!!!

I got:
-An Old navy hoodie
-A Ralph lauren hoodie
-Fruit of the Loom Plain sweatshirt
-Rt. 66 Hoodie
-Koman jacket (Men's VERY NICE!)

See pic

Upcoming Coupon Class

Hey guys! Most of you probably know that I'm into couponing. A lot of people have been asking for me to teach a class so here ya go! 

The Deal Squeal (Jena Cumming) will be hosting its first coupon class! 

Before I started "extreme couponing" I would spend an average of $80 each time I went to the grocery store. I would pick up whatever I thought we needed and a few things I wanted. I would stand in the aisles of the store and look at different brand and do my best to compare prices. I would used a few coupons for the two or three items that I had planned on getting that I happened to have coupons for. I saved about $10 each month with coupons.

Since I started "extreme couponing" in November of 2009 my life has changed completely. I owe all of it to my friend Rosalyn who got me hooked with my first extreme deal. I coached her daughter in volleyball and she was our first ever booster president. She was able to donate everything that we sold in our concession stand that season, so we made a 100% profit! I was so curious about how she was able to do this. One night after a game we started talking about couponing. She told me that there was a great deal on Tombstone pizza going on at Kroger. She handed me a stack of coupons and explained the deal to me. The next day I came home with 20 Tombstone pizzas and paid only tax! Then I remembered Roaslyn told me that Tombstone had a promotion going on and if you mailed them12 pizza UPC's they would pay $10 on your utility bill! I WAS OFFICIALLY HOOKED!!!

Since that day I have considered myself an avid "coupon queen", product sampler, secret shopper and rebate junkie. I am officially addicted to saving money! In 2010 I began to track my savings and saved my family over $7,500. With a little help you can do it too! In November 2010 I started my own blog where I post daily deals,freebies, rebates and frugal living tips. Please subscribe to my blog and get ready to start saving money!

Do you want to cut your household budget in half, maybe by more? Do you want more in your pantry AND more money in your bank account? 

The following questions will be addressed in our class:

-Where do I get coupons from?
-How do i organize my coupons?
-How do various stores differ in coupon policies?
-What stores have the best deals?
-How do I make the most of the coupons I have?
-How do rebates work?
-What stores offer worthwhile loyalty programs?

Everyone will receive a Class Booklet, lots of extra coupons, and you’ll be eligible for lots of door prizes.

Saturday, March 19th from 12:30 to 3 at Tuscany's Coffeehouse in Yorktown.

You can RSVP here ->  Facebook Event- Coupon Class
The cost is $25. If you follow what I teach, you will save double the cost of the class in your first week!

Email me at if you are interested in a coming.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

BOGO FREE Coupon for Chipotle

Watch a video on facebook for the new NBC tv show "America's Next Great Restaurant" and get a printable BOGOF Burrito, Bowl, Taco or Salad coupon for Chipotle 

America's Next Great Restaurant on Facebook

Free Fries @ Chick-Fil-A on March 4

Head over HERE to reserve your free fries!  (March 4th only)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Freebie Friday!

It was a great day for my mailbox yesterday!  I got all of this stuff for free, mailed right to my door!  LOVE IT!  Make sure that you sign up for free samples as soon as I post them because they wont last long!  I love to save the little packs of stuff (especially shampoo/ conditioner) for when we go on trips.
Here are the samples I received:
-Pantene Shampoo
-Pantene Conditioner
- Head & Shoulders Shampoo
-Head & Shoulders Conditioner
-Prilosec OTC (2 tablets)
-Tampax Pearl Sample Pack (1 Regular, 1 Super, 1 Compak Reg)
-Covergirl NatureLuxe Foundation (2 different shades)
Maybelline FITME foundation (18 different shades!!!)

Here are the coupons I received:
-30% off on any item at Hallmark coupon
-COUPON-$1/1 ANY FITME Product
- COUPON-$1/1 ANY SIZE Tampax Compax Pearl exp. 6/6/2011
-COUPON-$1/1 ANY SIZE Tampax Pearl exp. 6/6/2011
-COUPON-$1/1 Cheer Laundry Detergent

Thursday, February 24, 2011

FREE Redbox Code good for today only

Head over to Redbox's Facebook Page and click  "Like" at the top, then click on the envelope and a unique code will appear that is good for a free movie rental for today only.

Thanks to Amy for this awesome deal!  

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Contest Time!

Would you like to learn how to coupon like a pro for FREE?  
Enter and you could come to my next coupon class for free ($25 value).  

To Enter, leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Become a Google Friends Connect follower of The Deal Squeal (TDS) and leave a SEPARATE comment stating that you did or already do.

  • Become a Facebook follower of TDS via Networked Blogs and leave a SEPARATE comment stating that you did or already do.
  • Put a post on Facebook that includes (you can do this every day for additional entries!) and leave a separate comment stating that you did. 
  • Blog about this giveaway and link back to TDS for 1 entry and leave a separate comment stating that you did. 
  • Email a friend about our contest, and copy me at 
  • Leave a SEPARATE comment below answering this question, "What item would you like to stock up on?"
  • Search for a random word in the google search engine on TDS home page. Leave a separate comment stating what "your random word" was and if there were any results on your word
This contest is only open to United States residents.

The contest begins at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 and ends at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.  The winner will be chosen at random via and notified via email.  If a response is not received from the winner within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.

Super Doubles at Bloom on March 1st

Free Sample of Miracle Whip

Free Trial Size of Instinct Raw Dog Food with ANY $5 purchase

I know that they carry this brand at Care-a lot, haven't checked yet to see if they have the trial size.

Deal of the Day!

Head on over to for a great deal!  

Today only they have Men's Arizona Sunglasses and Women's Nine West Sunglasses (9 pair) 
for only $29.99!  This is a $284.00 VALUE!

Fontline PLUS

Summer is fast approaching and that means fleas and ticks! (Remember your pets should be on flea/tick preventative ALL year round)

Before you read further please note that this is for FRONTLINE PLUS ONLY!
The ingredients of Frontline PLUS are safe for both cats and dogs...UNLIKE some other products that if put on a cat will kill them. Not matter what consult your vet before any treatment of your pets. 

The dog and cat frontline PLUS products have the EXACT SAME ingredients! You are simply paying more because you need more of the product to protect a larger animal. 

Here is how I get the most for my money of Frontline Plus. 

In my area (Hampton Roads) PETA offers 6 months of ANY SIZE of frontline for $60. This is a great deal in itself, because most places will charge you more for a larger I purchase the 89-132 pound dose. 

I have one cat and a 50 lb. dog

1. As needed I open one vial and pour it into a glass blood collection tube (you could use anything, or get one of these from your vet or doctor or if you have a friend in the medical field) 

2. I take a syringe and measure out the appropriate dosage for each of my pets (I have listed all of the doses below)

3. TAKE THE NEEDLE OFF the syringe 

4. Apply FRONTLINE PLUS between the shoulder blades

Thats it! Just make sure that you are giving the correct dose, as to little won't protect against parasites and to much can cause sickness or death. 

Frontline PLUS dosage
Cats 0.5ml
Dogs 11-22 pounds - 0.67ml
Dogs 23-44 pounds - 1.34ml
Dogs 45-88 pounds - 2.68ml
Dogs 89-132 pounds - 4.0ml

So I end up paying OOP $4.61 per dose!!! For $60 I get 8 months of frontline for my dog AND 5 months for my cat

Here is a picture of my little frontline application kit that I use. I store all of it in an old plastic cup.  Green unopened vial of frontline, glass tube that I use to hold excess, syringe for dog (with line marked for dose), and syringe for cat (with line marked for dose).  I also ALWAYS keep the sticky note with both of their doses on it just to be on the safe side.  Hope this helps!

Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Vaccinations, Flea & Heartworm Preventative

If you live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia or NE North Carolina

Call 757-622-PETA and press option 3 to see when they will be in your area

They also offer FREE spaying of Pit Bulls for qualified individuals in Hampton Roads


Price List:
Canine Spay $70
Canine Neuter $70
Feline Spay $40
Feline Neuter $40

All Vaccinations are $10 for spayed or neutered animals, or $20 for unaltered animals
Canine Rabies Vaccine
Canine Distemper/Parvo Combo Vaccine
Canine Bordatella Vaccine
Feline Rabies Vaccine
Feline Distemper Vaccine 
Feline Leukemia Vaccine

Frontline 6 months supply is $60 or 1 month for $15 (ANY SIZE)
They also sell Heartguard, but I couldn't find a price

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Want a FREE Chick Fil A Sandwich?

I just got a text reading:

Chick-fil-A of Victory Blvd. invites you to some out today (Tues.) to donate blood, 
The Red cross will be here until 4:30 p.m. 
Donate blood and get a FREE CFA Sand.

Snapfish deal! 51 prints only $.09 Free shipping! TODAY ONLY

2/22 (Today only) Snapfish has FREE Shipping with No minimum!
Plus you get an additional 15% off with any purchase when you use coupon code FSPREZDAY at checkout.

Even if your not new to snapfish and can't score the 50 free prints you can still get some cheap prints with the free shipping!


Offer Expires March 31, 2911
 You’ll receive an email confirming your free print credits within 3 business days after you complete qualifying actions. You’ll have up to 30 days from the date you receive this email to redeem your free print credits. To receive your free print credits, you must have or create an active, opted-in Shutterfly account. Click here to review the email opt-in settings for your account. Offer valid for shipped orders only. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply.

Free Professional Family Photo Shoot!

Lebanon Christian Church in Yorktown is having professional photos done of their members for their new directory. The neat thing is that they are offering it to anyone! You will get a professional photo taken and you receive a free 8x10. Of course, you who are not members of their church would not be included in their directory....but, I thought I would make you aware of the "free" opportunity. If interested, just go their our church website and make your appointment time - 
the dates are March 24 - 26. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Clearance Reusable Bags at Walgreens

I was at Walgreens this afternoon on Jefferson and J Clyde and they had some very nice reusable tote bags marked down to .37!  This is a great buy especially since most stores (Farm Fresh, Kroger, Target) now offer .05 back PER BAG when you use your own bags.  

My Last Trip To Harris Teeter for Super Doubles

Here is a picture of what I came home with:
Items not pictured: 
Another bottle of Dasani, Burts Bees Lip Balm, Pack of Five Gum
 (already in my

My total OOP was NEGATIVE $0.87!!!
The store OWED ME MONEY!
I had to grab a $1 pack of gum, making my grand total $0.13

Make a "Watch Me Grow" Chart for your Child

Nestle Family has free instructions on how to make a "Watch Me Grow" chart for your Child 
This easy-to-make chart lets you capture your child's growth — from height to weight to shoe size.

Korbie 3 in 1 Diaper Bag only $29.99

Korbie 3 in 1 Diaper Bag Retail $179.99 TODAY ONLY $29.99!!!
Deal of The Day @ Graveyard Mall CLICK HERE

Just because you have a baby, doesn't mean you're life needs to end.  In fact, if anything, it means you're busier than ever  before.  The Korbie 3-in-1 Diaper Bag lets you take it all with you.  Store everything you need for the baby, including a place to take a nap.
The Korbie diaper bag comes with a removable bassinet/changing table. The bag is shaped like a saddlebag, offering plenty of space for diapers and other baby essentials, and the bassinet is carried along easily inside the saddlebag. When you think you won’t need the bassinet - you can easily leave it home, and carry only what you need. The bag has insulated pockets for milk bottles, and it is made of stain and water repellent nylon. The shape and the size makes the Korbie bag ideal for flights too - it fits perfectly under the seat in front of you.

The removable bassinet has a carrying strap - you can even carry your baby in the bassinet. The bassinet comes with a soft washable terry cloth surface and a canopy, making the bassinet ideal even for beach.
  • Diaper bag, bassinet & changing table all in one
  • Removable bassinet with carry strap and canopy to keep baby out of the sun
  • Washable soft terry cloth liner
  • Water repellent nylon outer shell
  • Insulated pockets for milk / formula bottles
  • Done with the bassinet? take it out, leave it at home and it's still a beautiful bag
  • Adjustable shoulder strap

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Coupon Class

I am going to be hosting a Coupon Class soon!!!
Who is interested?

Please comment on this post or contact me via Facebook if you are interested.

Free Sample from

If you are particular about your paper and want to try before you buy, you can order a

that contains a selection of high-quality printed samples on multiple paper stocks.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

FREE Sample of Whiffers Study Band

Not sure if this product actually works, but it sure does sound interesting!
Would be a great free present for a college student!  

Product Info:
The Whiffers™ Study Band can instantly boost your recollection of information. It is a unique smell-based, memory enhancing study aid that you wear around your wrist.  Just wear this band while you are studying. Then, put it back in the package and wear it again while taking your test. When you smell the scent, it will help you recall the information you studied while wearing the band.  Whiffer's patented process blends the scent into the material used to make the band. Each of the three bands in a pack will hold its scent for 100 hours.

After submitting it says:
Thank you for participating in Whiffers™ product evaluation. 
You will receive your Whiffers™ Scented Study Aid through the US Postal Service.

Tombstone Pizzas only $1.80 each at Harris Teeter!

Use the $1.50/2 coupon (a few posts earlier) 
and they are only $1.80 each!

@Kroger Totinos Pizza for 2 cents & Pizza Rolls for 20 cents!

There is a great catalina deal going on for Kroger and affiliate stores this week on Totinos Pizzas and Pizza Rolls.

Scenario #1:
Buy 10 Totino’s Pizzas ($1 each)
  • Use enough of the following coupons to cover 10 pizzas (use as many of the higher value coupons first that you can get like the $.75/2 printable.)  .75/2 printable$1/3 printable, $0.50/3 from 2/13  GM, $1/5 from 1/30 SS, or $0.75/2 from 1/30 SS
  • Get $3 off at checkout for Daytona 500 Promo going on right now (where you buy 10 items and get $3.00 off, essentially .30 each item).
  • Pay as little as $3.25 out of pocket, get $3 catalina at checkout towards your next transaction = final is .25 for 10 pizzas or 2.5 each!
Scenario #2:
Buy 10 Totino’s Pizza Rolls ($1 each)
  • Use (5) $.40/2 printable $.40/2 printable, or $0.40/2 from 1/30 SS
  • Get $3 off at checkout for Daytona 500 Promo
  • Pay as little as $4.00 out of pocket, get $3 catalina at checkout towards your next transaction = final is $2.00 for 10 or .20 each.

$1.50 off 2 Tombstone Pizzas

Click Here to get a coupon for $1.50 off any two 12'' Tombstone Pizzas
Remember to hit the back button and print it a second time!

I'm headed to Harris Teeter in a few to check out the price on these...
this coupon will double to $3 this week at HT!!!

$2.09 Off Pepsi max WYB Doritos

Save $2.09 WYB Doritos Chips 11.5 oz. bag or larger, Get a FREE 2 liter of Pepsi MAX
 Go HERE and print Your coupon.  Remember you can print it twice!  Exp 12/31/11

Free Sample of Cheez-It's

Head over to their facebook page for a free sample.

Free Shampoo Sample

Get a FREE sample of
Organix Shampoo
This promotion ends 4/01/11.