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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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
Fresh & Easy


Pro's Ranch Market
Sunflower Market

Click here for a compiliation listing of what is cheap/free this week.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.

Free Admission to Museums this weekend!

Target Free First Friday Nights

Free Admission to the Children's Museum of Phoenix
Friday, March 2rd from 5pm to 9pm
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.
Children's Museum of Phoenix

Phoenix Art Museum
Musical Instrument Museum
Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block

Click here for more information.

Target 3 For FREE

Free Admission this Sunday at following Mesa Museums:
Arizona Museum for Youth
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Mesa Contemporary Arts Center

Auntie Anne's: Free Pretzel Day - 3/3 10am-3pm

Stop by Auntie Anne's Pretzel on March 3rd between 10am-3pm and score a FREE Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel.

Locations in AZ include: Arizona Mills, Chandler Fashion Center, Fiesta Mall, Metrocenter, Outlets at Anthem, Paradise Valley Mall, San Tan Village, and Scottsdale Fashion Square

Click here for more information.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Freebies for those born on Feb 29th! Candy & Cupcakes!

If you were born on February 29th, check out some freebies offered just for you...

Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale will offer guests whose birthday is on Leap Day a free dozen cupcakes of their choice with valid ID.

Sweeties Candy of Arizona in Chandler is offering 29 pieces of any wrapped bulk candy for FREE. Must present ID showing birthday and stop by between 2/29-3/3.
Monday, February 27, 2012

Sonic on Groupon today - Phoenix

If you haven't checked out Groupon today, there is an offer for Sonic. For $5 you get $10 worth of American fare and drinks or for $7, you get $15 worth of American fare and drinks.

NOTE: The food must be ordered online using their On the Go online application and then picked up at your local restaurant.

Redbox: Free Game Nights Promotion

From now until 3/1/12, reserve select video games online, then pick up at Redbox and get the First Day Rental FREE. Limit 1 Free Day Game Rental per transaction. Additional day charges will be $2.

IHOP - Free Short Stack Pancakes - 2/28

Get a FREE Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes at IHOP on February 28, 2012. In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals(c) and other designated local charities.

Click here for more information.
Sunday, February 26, 2012

SRP Customers: Get 2 or 3 FREE Shade Trees

Get up to 3 shade trees for free from SRP.
To participate, you must attend a Shade Tree workshop, own the property where planting will take place, follow the prescribed tree placement instructions and be able to care for trees. Click here for more information.
Saturday, February 25, 2012

Zaycon Foods: 93/7 Ground Beef, German Sausage and All Beef Hot Dog Event

Zaycon Foods is currently taking orders for their 93/7 Ground Beef, German Sausage &  All Beef Hot Dog Savings Event in Tempe, Queen Creek, Chandler, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Benson, Sierra Vista, Peoria, Surprise, Goodyear, Tucson, Oro Valley, Catalina, Tucson/Marana, Anthem/Phoenix, Camp Verde, Flagstaff, Prescott, Casa Grande, Maricopa, Mesa North, Chino Valley, and Mesa.

Sign in to see exact date and time of event. Orders taken thru March 9, 2012 or until sold out.

Ground Beef, Lean (93/7) 
Sold by 40lb case — containing 4 tubes of Fine Grind lean beef.
$119.60/case ($2.99/lb)

Premium all BEEF Hot Dogs
50 per 10lb case - made with beef sirloin trimmings
$29.90/case ($2.99/lb)

German Sausage
10lb case - pork & beef with spices
$29.90/case ($2.99/lb)

Click here for more information on this event and/or sign up to be notified of future events.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Arizona Consortium for the Arts invites you to opening of new exhibit - 2/24 6-8pm - FREE event

The Arizona Consortium for the Arts, a 501c3 arts, an all volunteer, arts and cultural organization is hosting an art reception this Friday, February 24th from 6-8pm at the Arizona Historical Society at Papago Park. The reception is free and open to the public. The art show is of donated works to our permanent collection by Arizona artists and is on display until August 26, 2012.

You can RSVP to this event here on Facebook.

Fun Free Activity for the Kids - Transportation Day in Ahwatukee - 2/25

If your kids love exploring different types of transportation, this is a fun event for the family. I've taken my kids before and they really enjoyed it. Climb inside a helicopter, fire truck, police car, ambulance, school bus, UPS truck & more.

12th Annual Transportation Day

Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E Liberty Ln, Phoenix
Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 9am-1pm
FREE to the public

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Free Burger & Tater Tots from Lucky Break in Tempe - Feb 26th

Free Burger and Tater Tots at Lucky Break this Sunday, February 26th from 11am-5pm.

Located at 1807 E. Baseline Road, Ste 101 in Tempe.

Click here to claim this deal.

Rawhide - 41st Birthday Celebration - Free Attractions, Admission & Parking

Looking for something fun & free to day this weekend? Rawhide is celebrating their 41st Birthday on February 25-26th.

Free Attractions, Admission & Parking

Located at: 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, AZ 85226

Click here for coupon and more information.
Monday, February 20, 2012

Grand Opening Event: Tide Dry Cleaners in Ahwatukee - 3 Garments Cleaned FREE

Stop by tomorrow or Wednesday at Tide Dry Cleaners and get 3 garments cleaned free at their Grand Opening Event.

Tide Dry Cleaners
3956 E Chandler Blvd
Tuesday, Feb 21 from 12p - 7p or Wednesday, Feb 22 from 7a - 7p

They will also collecting clothing donations for a great cause, Dress for Success Phoenix.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Disney Store: 25% off entire purchase - thru 2/20/12

Click here to print a coupon valid for 25% off your entire purchase at the Disney Store. Coupon expires 2/20/12.

If you don't have a store close, shop online and use code HAPPY25. Click here for some current online deals found by PinchingYourPennies.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mark Your Calendars- Free Pizza at Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill - 2/26-3/3

Click here to "Like" Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill on Facebook and print or show the following offer on your phone to get a Free Brick Oven Pizza. Valid 2/26-3/3, excluding happy hour. Located at Tempe Marketplace.

Big G Retro Giveaway - 2 Boxes of Big G Cereal, $10 Target Gift Card + Atari Download

It’s time to dust off your sweat bands, leg warmers and neon tees and head on over to your local Target® to moon walk down the cereal aisle, as Big G cereals have brought back their “Retro” themed packaging, 80’s style. Big G cereals will be channeling their Retro roots and to help celebrate, they have partnered with Atari®, bringing classic 80’s games like Asteroids, Missile Command and Centipede to your breakfast table.

Collect all 5 different packages that include totally radical Atari Activities on the back of each box; available exclusively at Target starting February through mid-March.

Participating Big G cereals include: Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cheerios® (18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs® (16.5 oz.)

Did we mention it was Atari’s 40th Anniversary this year? Be sure to check out and test your online Atari gaming skills at Asteroids while also entering in a sweepstakes for chance to win Target gift cards and Atari merchandise

Let Big G cereals, Target and Atari make your breakfast tubular and something the entire family will enjoy!

One lucky Arizona Shopping Secrets' member is going to win a Big G Retro Prize Pack, which includes:
- (2) boxes of participating Big G cereals
- $10 Target gift card
- Free download "Atari 80 Classic Games In 1"

Click here to enter to win.

Contest ends February 21st at 8:00 PM MST. Must be Arizona resident to win.

Disclosure:  The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills, Atari and Target through MyBlogSpark.

$40 worth of pottery glass projects or classes at As You Wish for $20

Today, is offering $40 worth of pottery glass projects or classes for $20 at As You Wish Pottery Studio. There are 6 locations valleywide. Promotion expires 5/19/12.

Also offering $20 for $40 worth of food & drink at Barney's Boathouse and $45 for a hands-on pizza cooking class with beer and wine at Classic Cooking.

Studio Movie Grill Scottsdale - $5 for Movie Ticket & Soda

One of today's Groupon deals is $5 for a movie ticket & soda at Studio Movie Grill in Scottsdale.  Ticket expres May 3, 2012.

Panda Express: Free Peppercorn Shrimp Entree - Feb 22

Free Peppercorn Shrimp entree from Panda Express on February 22nd with this coupon.

Free Breakfast + Daily Specials at IKEA this weekend 2/18-2/20

Stop by IKEA before 11am from February 18th-February 20th and get a FREE Breakfast including eggs, hash browns, bacon and cup of coffee.

Seize the Days Specials *while supplies last. Limit 2 per customer.

Saturday Feb 18th -
SKOGHALL Sheet Set 4pc (all sizes) - was $24.99-$44.99, now $14.99

Sunday, Feb 19th -
GOSA HASSEL standard side sleep pillow - was $19.99 , now $4.99

Monday, Feb 20th -
RANSBY duvet cover set 3-pcs (all sizes) - was $19.99-$39.99 , now $19.99


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This Week's Grocery Shopping Lists & Discussion

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

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, February 14, 2012

Get a dozen Roses for your Valentine for $11.99 at Fresh & Easy

Pick up a dozen roses for your Valentine today at
Fresh & Easy for $11.99

Free Coffee, Smoothie or Freeze at Dutch Bros today with canned food donation

Donate 3 cans of food at Dutch Bros and get a free 16oz double, smoothie or Dutch freeze! Valid today only. All donations benefit the United Food Bank.
Monday, February 13, 2012

Studio Movie Grill - Ticket to Safe House + a Soda for $6.25

Get a ticket to Safe House + soda for $6.25 at Studio Movie Grill in Scottsdale.
Click here to print coupon.

CVS Beauty Members - FREE Nivea Creme Tin & $3 off Revlon purchase coupons

If you are a CVS Beauty Member, check your emails. I just got one that included 2 coupons - one for a FREE Nivea Creme Tin and one for $3 off any Revlon cosmetics purchase. Not a member? Click here to register for future promotions.
Saturday, February 11, 2012

Target Trip


Here are my Target deals for the week.

I bought:

4 Alexia Sweet Potato Fries/Puffs $3.09 – $1 TQ – $1.25 IP =$0.84 each

4 Market Pantry Mac&Cheese $0.67 – $1TQ = free

4 Activia Yogurt 4-packs $2.19– $2/2 TQ – $1 MQ (1/15 SS) = $0.19 each

Vasoline 3oz Size Lotion $0.97 - $1 MQ (1/29 RP)= free

Yes To Carrots Travel Size Butter $1.99 – $2 IP = free

Star Wars General Grievous Mask (50% off) $9.98 – $5 TQ = $4.98

C9 Boys Shorts $7 – $2.50 TQ =$4.50

Soccer Socks $6.27

I found lots of Kitchen stuff marked down at 70% off too…


And don’t forget to check the Target Match Ups.

H&M - 20% off one item - thru 2/14/12

Click here to print a coupon for 20% off one item at H&M. Valid thru 2/14/12.

Arizona Renaissance Festival opens today - Discounted Ticket Info

The Arizona Renaissance Festival opens today and continues every Saturday & Sunday thru April 1, 2012. They are also open on Presidents Day - Monday, February 20th. 

Hours are 10am-6pm, rain or shine.

Regular admission at their box office:
Adults $22
Children 5-12 $12 (under 5 is FREE)
Seniors 60+ $19

Discounted Tickets:
  • Click here to access two downloadable coupons from Hall of Frames stores:
    - BEST DEAL - 2 Adult tickets for $22 - valid 2/11, 2/12 or 2/20 only

    - Free Child ticket with adult ticket purchase - valid Sat & Sun from 2/25-4/1 only

  • Discounted tickets ($2 off each ticket) is available for purchase at Fry's Food Stores - $20 for Adults / $10 for Kids 5-12 (under 5 is FREE)

  • 2012 Entertainment Book also has a coupon valid for Free Kids Admission with Adult Admission ticket purchase at Box Office.

  • Get $1 off when purchase online on their website here.
Parking is FREE.

Location: 12601 East Highway 60, Apache Junction, AZ 85118

More information on the festival can be found here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Are you a Papa John's Rewards Member? Make sure to claim your Free Pizza!

Make sure to claim your FREE Pizza from Papa Johns!

If you are a Papa Johns Rewards Customer, click here and enter your email address to score your free pizza from the Super Bowl giveaway!

Every Rewards Member will receive a pizza--whether you entered the Coin Toss giveaway or not!

Safeway - Gift Card Promotion thru 2/15/12

Now thru 2/15/12, get 1 $10 off your next shopping trip coupon when you purchase $50 or more in particpating gift cards at Safeway.
Participating cards: Aeropostale, AMC Theatres, Bass Pro Shops, Lane Bryant, iTunes, Lowe's, Sephora, The Cheesecake Factory & Express.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My newest venture plus chance to earn FREE jewelry...

For those who haven't heard yet, I am now an Independent Designer for Origami Owl and I'm so excited to be part of this opportunity and local Arizona company.

Origami Owl was founded in 2010 by a 14-year old girl from Chandler, Arizona with a dream. 
The Living Lockets are personalized lockets which you fill with charms that tell the story of who you are and what's important to you. This signature jewelry collection is now available exclusively through Independent Designers and online.

To create, simply select the charms that tell your story, then choose a locket and add an optional chain, plate and/or dangle, to complete the look.

Here is a sampling of designs created by some of my customers:

See more designs on my Facebook page.

Want to earn FREE Jewelry? Host an Origami Owl Party! I'm currently booking in-home parties in the Phoenix area or online parties for those outside of Phoenix. Please contact me at if interested in learning more.

Products are also available for purchase dirctly online at

Interested in joining me in this ground breaking opportunity? I'd love to have you on my team. Click here for more information on becoming an Independent Designer or contact me directly at

Every locket tells a story...what's yours?

This Week's Grocery Lists & Discussion

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

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

*Click here for a compliation of what is cheap/free this week.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CVS - Updated Coupon Policy - now accept 2 coupons on Buy 1, Get 1 FREE

CVS recently released an updated coupon policy and they now accept two coupons on a Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Sale. 

Click here to view their official policy and maybe print to have on hand if questioned by a cashier.

Safeway Run!


I bought:

2 Gallons Milk $1.57

4 Jennie-O Turkey Burgers (2lb bags) $4 – $2 IP = $2 each

Total $12.14 OOP


The $2 Jennie-O coupon may not be available anymore. I printed it last week.


The Jennie-O deal is actually $5.99 for a 3lb bag with an in-ad coupon. My store was sold out so they substituted the smaller bag at the $2/lb price.


The Jennie-O turkey burger coupon was also in Sunday’s sales ad and is valid through 2/11


Check out the rest of the Safeway Matchups HERE!

Another Fry’s Mega Run–Sale Ends Tonight!


Don’t forget this Mega sales ends on today!

I bought:

Bananas $1.36

3 Cottage Cheese 3 for $4

4 Wholly Salsa $1 – $1 IP  = free

2 Wholly Guacamole $1 – $1 IP  = free

**Mega Items (Prices after Mega Discount)**

12 Balance Bars $0.49 – $1/3 IP = 12 for $2

4 Mom’s Cereal $0.99 – $1/2 IP = $0.49 each

5 Crystal Light $1.94 – $1/2 Tearpad/IP = $1.44 each (4) and $1.94 (1)

9 Hunts Tomatoes $0.49 – $0.45/3 MQ (1/22 SS) = $0.16 each

- $2.50 CAT (Crystal Light)

Total $14.81

Earned $4 CAT (Crystal Light)

Check out the rest of Fry’s Matchups HERE!

New Grocery Chain to open in Phoenix - WinCo Foods

A new grocery chain, WinCo Foods, is coming to Arizona. They have been looking at coming here since 2010 and have recently put out advertisements for employment opportunities at two locations:

5850 W. Bell Road, Glendale
330 W. Bell Road, Phoenix

There are also rumors that they are going to be moving into the old Costco building in Mesa at Power & Southern.

Hopefully more competition = lower prices!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Smashburger - Free Entree with purchase of Chicken Sandwich

"Like" Smashburger on Facebook and get a coupon for a FREE entree with the purchase of a Chicken Sandwich.

Pei Wei - Buy 1 entree, get new Thai Basil Entree FREE

1. Click here to access the Passport to Pei Wei Flavors Promotion Page. 
2. Click on Passport on left hand side and log-in or create a Pei Wei account. 
3. Click on Thailand. 
4. Click on Featured Content. 
5. Watch Video 
6. Notice should come up stating you earned a stamp. Click on it to open your passport. 

BOGO coupon will be emailed to you within one business day, so watch your email for details on how to claim and redeem it.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papa John's Pizza Giveaway Winners Announcement

Thanks to all that entered and congratulations to the winners. I will be sending an email shortly to all the winners. Please reply back so I can get you your free pizza card. If I don't hear back within 7 days, new winners will be selected.

Kindle Fire + $50 Walmart Gift Card for $199

If you've been wanting to get a Kindle Fire, check out this week's offer from Walmart. Get a Kindle Fire + $50 Walmart Gift Card for $199. This offer is on the front page of their ad this week. In-store only.

Free Slice at Barro's Pizza on February 10th with coupon

Head over to Barro's Pizza on Facebook. Once you "Like" them, enter your name and email address and get a coupon valid for a Free Slice of Pizza on February 10th. Limited to first 1,000.

Currently Barro's Pizza has 31 locations in Arizona. Click here to see if there is a location near you.