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Friday, September 30, 2011

Free Museum Admission, Kids Crafts, Halloween Fashion Show this weekend

Home Depot Kids Workshop

First Saturday of each month from 9am-noon.
Free project kit, kid-sized orange apron & achievement pin.
This Saturday's project is a Fire Rescue Helicopter.
Click here for more information.

Museum at Papago Park in Tempe

Free Admission every first Saturday of the month.
Click here for more details.

Bank of America Museums on Us

Free Admission on the 1st full weekend of every month when show your Bank of America ATM, credit or check card.
Phoenix Art Museum
Musical Instrument Museum
Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block
Click here for more information.

Target 3 For FREE

Free Admission Sunday, August 7th at following Mesa Museums:
Arizona Museum for Youth
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Mesa Contemporary Arts Center

Lakeshore Learning Center
Free craft projects every Saturday of each month from 11am-3pm
This Saturday's project is a Hang Around Spider.
Click here for more information.
Bass Pro Shop
Free craft projects and tailgating games on Sat & Sun (10/1-10/2) from noon-3pm. Free Foam Football to first 100 kids.
Click here for more information.
Pottery Barn Kids
Halloween Fashion Show, Activites & Parade
Saturday October 1st at 2pm
Click here for more information.

Free Blockbuster Express DVD Rental Promotion Codes - valid thru 10/7/11

The following codes are valid for a Free 1-night $1 DVD rental at Blockbuster Express Kiosks. Each code can be used once per debit or credit card. There won't be a charge as long as you turn movie in by 9pm the next day. *NOTE: These do not work on the HOT Titles or Blu-Rays.

*Don't forget you can save time by reserving your movie
online and just picking up at kiosk. This is a good way to also verify code is still working.

  87MMKC9 / 46JMMF3  /  5450BW6  /  43DWTM5  /  39MAYB8  /  23ABDP3  /  32KRFT3  /  26SLRH3

All above codes expire on 10/07/11.

Quick 99 Cent Store Finds!

2011-09-29 09.20.38Here is what caught my eye..

Natural Valley Bars

Natural Valley Nut Clusters

Freeze Dried Fruit <—Great to pack in lunch boxes!




2011-09-29 September2011 001What I bought:

Big Yoplait Yogurts! <—Perfect for us !

Simply Kraft Ricotta Cheese


The Ricotta was a fun find! I know it can be pricey! I see lasagna in our future!








I often scour 99 Cent Only for great deals. It’s like a grocery treasure hunt! 99 Cent Only is a chain specific to California, Nevada, Texas & Arizona.

Have you found any great deals at 99 Cent Only lately?

Spirit Halloween - 20% off printable coupon

Click here to print a coupon for 20% off one item at Spirit Halloween. Expires 10/16/11.  If you don't have a store near you, shop online and use code SPAFF20.
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chandler Library: New Reading Program for Kids in October

Chandler Public Library & Rubios teamed up for a new reading program. Children 12 & under can earn a free kids meal from Rubios for reading.  The program runs from October 1-31st at all four Chandler Public libraries. See your branch for details.

$25 Dining Certificates for $1 at is offering an extra 90% off their Dining Certificates today 9/29 only with coupon code WOW. This means that most $25 Dining Certificates are $1.

Please be sure to read the fine print for each offer as to how much you have to spend and which days the certificates might be valid, because not all restaurants have the same terms.

Free Medium Coffee from 7-Eleven this morning until 11am

Stop by 7-Eleven this morning (9/29) before 11am and get a FREE Medium Size Coffee (any flavor, excludes iced).  Click here for more information.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Build A Bear Coupons

Click here to print a coupon valid for $5 off $25 or $10 off $40 purchase - expire 10/2/11.

If you don't have a location near you, you can shop online and save $10 off a $50 purchase with code 96685 - expires 10/31/11.

American Discount Foods in Mesa - Great Prices + Rewards Club

American Discount Foods is located at 308 S. Extension Road, #108 in Mesa.  NOTE: They do not accept coupons, but they have some great prices and are continually updating their Facebook/Twitter pages with new product specials.  Click here to check out this weeks' specials.

Also a member of just informed us that American Discount Foods also has a Rewards Club.  To join the club, give them your name and phone number, then every time you spend $50 or more in one transaction you get to spin a wheel.  Depending on what you spin you receive a coupon for a $ amount off your next purchase. Voucher expires 30 days after you receive it. Thanks gluestick for the information.

Michaels: 20% off entire purchase including sale items coupon

Click here to print a coupon valid for 20% off entire purchase including sale items at Michaels. Valid 9/29-10/1/11.

PEPSI Printable Coupons

Click here to print the following coupons:
- Save $1.00 when you buy any 2 Sierra Mist Natural® 2-Liters (any flavor/variety)
- Save $2.00 when you buy any 2 Pepsi® Brand 24 pack 12 oz. cans (Includes Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist)
- Save $2.00 when you buy 2 Lipton® 12 packs (any flavors/varieties)
- Save $2.00 when you buy 2 Starbucks® Frappuccino® or Double Shot® 4 packs (any flavor/variety)

Edited to add: Even MORE coupons at this link including Frito Lay & Tostitos.

New Fry's eCoupons - Free Pound of Olives (up to $8.99), $2 off Rotisserie Chicken & MORE

Click here to add the new eCoupons to your Fry's VIP Card.
- Get up to a free pound on your Olive bar purchase (an $8.99). Exp 10/28/11
- Save $2.00 on Deli Rotisserie Chicken. Exp 10/28/11
- Save 10% off a single item in the seafood department. Exp 10/28/11
- Save $3.00 wyb 3Big-K 12-pk sodas. Exp 10/28/11
- Save 10% off Home Department. Exp 12/31/11

This Week's Grocery Shopping Lists & Discussion

Check out the pre-made shopping lists & discussions at PinchingYourPennies for the following local stores...
American Discount Foods
Food City
Pro's Ranch Market
Sunflower Market

And don't forget to share your finds when out shopping so others can get in on the deal.

**If new to couponing in Arizona, check out this Welcome thread for a few tips and feel free to ask any questions.

CVS - $2 FREE ExtraBucks

Click here to pledge not to be a MoneyTrasher and get $2 ExtraBucks Rewards. Limited to first 500k. Expires 11/1/11. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Allegiant Air now flying to Las Vegas - $29.99 Introductory Fares

Allegiant Air flying out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport just announced they are now offering flights to Las Vegas.  Their $29.99 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Oct. 16, 2011, and is valid for travel between Nov. 17, 2011, and Feb. 14, 2012Click here for more information.

Tomorrow is the last day for $3.95 Lunch at YC's Mongolian BBQ

Tommorrow (Wednesday 9/28) is the last day you can get in on the $3.95 lunch at YC's Mongolian BBQ.  Includes a small bowl (can pack with any meat, veggies, noodles & choose your own sauce), rice, soup, & drink. Valid from 11am-3pm 
Click here for more information.

Extra $5 off $25 at Old Navy

Head on over to
Old Navy on Facebook, "Like" them if you don't already and click on Hottest Ticket to print your coupon valid for $5 off $25 purchase.
Monday, September 26, 2011

Ice Cream Social at Cold Stone Creamery - 9/27 5-8pm

Stop by Cold Stone Creamery tomorrow, September 27th between 5-8pm, and join in the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Get a Free 3oz. sample of Sprinkled With Wishes™ Creation™ - Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Brownie, Rainbow Sprinkles and Fudge!

Click here for more information.
Saturday, September 24, 2011

For every $50 spent today at select Fry's Food Stores, get 2 D-Backs tickets to 9/28 game

Spend $50 at select Fry's stores today, starting at 8am, and score 2 tickets to the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game on September 28th! Need more than 2 tickets?

  • Spend more than $100 in one transaction and receive 4 tickets

  • Spend more than $150 in one transaction and receive 6 tickets

  • Spend more than $200 in one transaction and receive 8 tickets

  • NOTE: You can also purchase Fry's gift cards to get in on this promotion!

    The following stores are participating in the promotion:
    • 91st Ave & Olive
    • 43rd Ave & Bethany Home
    • 30th St & Thomas
    • 67th Ave & Bell Rd
    • Tatum & Bell Rd
    • Warner & Cooper
    • Mill Ave & Southern
    • Alma School & Main St

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Free Admission to Tucson Greek Festival tonight or Sunday with coupon

    Click here to print a coupon valid for Free Admission to
    Tucson Greek Festival tonight or Sunday.

    Outback Steakhouse ~ $5 off 2 Entrees

    Click here to print a $5 off 2 entrees coupon for Outback Steakhouse.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    New High Value Schick Printable Coupons added today! added some high value Schick coupons today. This Schick Intuition Refill 6 ct $5/1 coupon is just one of them. These will go quickly, so print them fast! Remember, you can print each coupon twice.

    WalMart Double Coupons 2011

    Walmart Doubling

    The latest coupon buzz has been about Walmart’s Pilot Double Coupon Program. The great news for Tucson is we are one of the very few markets that are part of this pilot program.

    There is no official Walmart Double Coupon Policy.  It appears that it’s up to the store manager on how they run this program.  Some stores are honoring local grocery ads like Safeway’s all coupons worth $1 and rounding up all coupons up to $1 in value. Some store are simply doubling coupons and others say they aren’t participating.

    I called every local store and spoke with their customer service desk to figure this out. And unfortunately it was a different story at each store.  Keeping in mind that you may get a different answer with different employees, this is what I learned.

    WalMart “Doubling” Stores

    Tucson Neighborhood Market Store #4473 @ 2175 W Ruthrauff Rd

    • Will double up to $1 coupons (i.e. $1 coupon = $2) as long as it doesn’t exceed the price of the item

    Tucson WalMart Supercenter Store #1612 @ 1650 W Valencia Rd

    • Will double up to $0.50 coupons. A $0.75 coupon will only be worth $1. <—Similar to a regular AZ doubling policy

    Tucson WalMart Neighborhood Market Store #4603 @ 5500 E 22Nd St

    • Are doubling.

    Tucson WalMart Store #1291 @ 7150 E Speedway Blvd

    • They are “rounding” coupons up to $1, or making all coupons worth $1. <—Following the current Safeway promotion.

    Tucson WalMart Supercenter Store #2922 @ 7635 No. La Cholla B

    • Honoring the current local competitors promotions, i.e. double coupons or all coupons worth $1.

    Marana WalMart Supercenter Store #5031 @ 8280 N Cortaro Rd

    • They are also doubling or “rounding” coupons up to $1, following the current Safeway policy.

    Stores Not Doubling

    These stores told me no. Some even told me WalMart NEVER doubles or were completely surprised when I mentioned the other locations that were….

    Tucson WalMart Store #1325 @ 455 E Wetmore Rd

    Tucson Neighborhood Market Store #3357 @ 3925 E Grant Rd

    Tucson Neighborhood Market Store #3377 @ 2823 W Valencia Rd

    Oro Valley WalMart Supercenter Store #3379 @ 2150 E Tangerine Rd

    Oro Valley Neighborhood Market Store #4264 @ 7951 N Oracle Rd

    Sahuarita WalMart Supercenter Store #1411 @ 18680 S Nogales Hwy

    My Thoughts/Tips

    • Remember there is no written policy for this current pilot program. It doesn’t hurt to call and ask or stop by customer service before shopping.  Different employees may give different answers.
    • Let the cashier know that you will be doubling coupons.
    • I would keep separate the items that will require doubling because the cashier has to price adjust the product by the bonus  discount amount.
      • For example. If you have a product that is $1.98 and you have a $0.50 coupon, they need to scan the item, price adjust it to $1.48 ($1.98-$0.50) and then they will scan the $0.50 coupon, bringing the total price to $0.98! Effectively (if in an insanely complicated manner) giving you the double coupon discount!
    • Be patient and realize this process will take some time.  This is new to many cashiers, as not many people are taking advantage of this pilot program.  My cashier seem surprised when I asked to double coupons last night.  She was aware of the promotion but I was her first double coupon customer!
    • I personally believe the intent is to treat the program as a competitor’s ad match, so as long as coupons are doubling (or worth $1) at other local stores than WalMart will also double coupons for their customers. But again my own thought and it appears different stores are implementing it differently.

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all stores come on board! And that they streamline the checkout process.

    Have you doubled coupons at WalMart yet? What has your experience been?


    Let’s work together and keep the store information up to date! 

    Free Movie Screening tonight - Moneyball with Brad Pitt - Scottsdale or Tucson theatres

    Free Screening to see MONEYBALL with Brad Pitt tonight at Harkins Fashion Square in Scottsdale or Harkins Tucson Spectrum.  RSVP using location link and get your passes.

    Free Harkins Theatres Gift Cards tomorrow at Harkins Christown - first 100

    Free gift card to first 100 people that are wearing any Harkins Loyalty T-Shirt at Harkins Christown tomorrow (9/22) in celebration of their 78th anniversary.  Gift cards will be valued up to $780. Line starts at 6am, gift cards will be handed out at 9am.  For more information, click here to head over to their Facebook page.

    Address: 1620 W Montebello, Phoenix, AZ 85015 (19th Ave. & Bethany Home Rd.)

    This Week's Grocery Shopping Lists & Discussion

    Check out the pre-made shopping lists & discussions at PinchingYourPennies for the following local stores...
    American Discount Foods
    Sunflower Market

    And don't forget to share your finds when out shopping so others can get in on the deal.

    **If new to couponing in Arizona, check out this Welcome thread for a few tips and feel free to ask any questions.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    Wendy's ~ Free Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Single Burger with purchase of small fries & drink

    Click here to print a coupon valid for a Free Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Single with purchase of small fries and drink.
    Monday, September 19, 2011

    Sprouts 50% off Pita Chips Coupon

    If you are heading out to Sprouts Farmers Market, you might want to check out this new coupon they just released on their Facebook Page valid for 50% off their 6oz bag of Pita Chips. Offer good thru 10/3/11.

    Click here to "Like" Sprouts on Facebook, if you don't already, then click on Most Wanted Coupon under their Profile Picture to get your coupon.

    Large Popcorn Chicken, 1 Side + Medium Drink for $3.99 at KFC

    Click here to print a coupon valid for a Large Popcorn Chicken Combo for $3.99 at KFC. Offer expires 9/25/11.

    YUM! $10 worth of Ice Cream for $5 at Udder Delights in Gilbert

    Today is offering $10 worth of ice cream at Udder Delights for only $5.  This is a family-run creamery in Gilbert.  You can purchase as many as you like, but limit one voucher per table and certificates expire January 20, 2012.

    Free Candy or Beverage from CVS/pharmacy

    Click here to "Like" CVS/pharmacy on Facebook and click on "Special Offers" link under their profile picture.

    Enter your CVS card number and email address and CVS will email you a coupon valid for a FREE Candy or Beverage.
    Sunday, September 18, 2011

    Earn Bonus Box Tops for your school at Fry's

    • Register your Fry's VIP Card at and receive 5 Bonus Box Tops
    • Purchase participating products with your shopper's card and receive a code via checkout certificate.
    • Log back in to and enter your promotion code and your designated school will earn the Bonus Box Tops you earned.
    Current September Offers
    Purchase thru 9/24/11 and redeem thru 9/30/11.
    • Earn 25 Bonus Box Tops when you purchase any 8 participating products.  Click here for listing.
    • Earn 15 Bonus Box Tops when you purchase any 4 participating General Mills Baking Items. Click here for listing.
    Here are some items that are currently on sale at Fry's this week as part of their Kickoff to Savings Promotion (Buy 10 items, get $5 off instantly):

    • Yoplait Yogurt (Go-Gurt, 4-8ct or 32oz) $1.49 wyb 10 participating items
      Use: .50 off 1 select Yoplait Yogurt found in Coupon Inserts from 8/7/11 or .75 off 2 select Yoplait Yogurt printable > HERE or  HERE
      Final Price: .49-.99
    • Cheerios (original-yellow box) $1.99 wyb 10 participating items
      Use: .50 off 1 printable coupon > HERE or  HERE
      Final Price: .99
    • Nature Valley Granola Bars, 5-12ct $2.29 wyb 10 participating items
      Use: .75 off 1 printable coupon for HERE or  HERE
      Final Price: $1.29
    *Don't forget to add these eCoupons to your Fry's VIP card too for more savings, if you haven't already.

    99 Cent Only Finds!

    I ran out today to pick up a few things. Of course I stopped by the 99 Cent Only store to see what I could find…

    I bought:

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    • Jumbo Jet Puff Marshmallows
    • Yoplait Yogurt
    • Kraft String Cheese
    • Nanas
    • Rice
    • Earthbound Farm Organic Romaine Hearts
    • Planters Pistachios  <—Favorite find from today!
    • Cream Cheese
    • Onions
    • Kraft Simply Sour Cream



    I often see Earthbound Farm produce here… and was totally stoked to find the Planters Pistachios and Kraft Simply Sour Cream.

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    The Large Lucky Charms and Cheerios cereal cups totally caught my eye. We ran out of cereal on our Disneyland trip and the hotel charged 1.99 a cup.. same stinking cups that were $0.69 today.

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    TOTALLY killed me! 

    All I found before our trip was the smaller generic ones (Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and Bran Flakes) but would not recommend the brand flakes!

    Anyway the cereal cups work great for trips!

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    I am not sure if this Flax Seed is a great deal or not? It’s whole and I have only used the ground kind.. any ideas out there?

    I also found the peelers from Good Cook which is a brand they sell at Wal-Mart..








    And these fun gags and tricks caught my eye in the toy section.  They would be great birthday party favors: snapping gum, squirting gum, bug ice and others!

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    Selection varies by store. Please note this is what caught my eye at my store…

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Pillow Pets $9.99 @ Fry’s Food

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    I ran through my Fry’s today to check out the progress on their remodeling… and found Pillow Pets for $9.99.  These are the full size ones on a new lower price (i.e. not on clearance and no end sale date listed).

    My store only had about 6 left and I don’t know if its every store but its worth a shot! These would make great Christmas presents and they don’t usually go on sale….