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Friday, January 28, 2011

Sign Up For Freebies? Beware!

I'm fairly positive a lot of you guys come to my blog for deals, savings, early ads, and so on. I use to have a weekly freebie post updating them frequently throughout the week as more freebies became available. Since starting this blog in April 2010 I have been very time-consumed and haven't been able to search and sign up for freebies.

So, missing all those little presents in my mail, I decided to search for some but instead ended up searching google some personal information of mine. Low and behold, my personal information was readily available on the world wide web for anyone to get. Now, I know a lot of you (especially with blogs of your own) don't mind it, but I honestly do. My personal information was available along with thousands of other people who signed up for this websites "freebie", which in turn I don't even recall getting.

Name, address, zip code, IP address, everything. Seeing it in a list with thousands of other peoples information disgusted me, I tried getting in touch with their Customer Service but was never able to. I wrote them a pretty detailed email telling them I was disgusted by it and a couple days later, it was gone. However, I have received NO response from them. This is certainly one company I would NEVER again deal with. If you guys are interested in finding out, feel free to shoot me an email as I don't even think they deserve a place on my blog.

So, if any of you guys are like myself, and don't appreciate having your personal information available on the WWW, be careful. When signing up for freebies and junk like that make a new email account for free under gmail, yahoo or hotmail. They tend to send a lot of spam too so its better than using your personal email. There are also many companies who actually never follow through to send you your free sample and give out your information, sell you email for spam, etc. Also, check out FreeSampleMama's post on "Scams, Warnings, Phishing Sites & No Show Freebies".

 Remember, Be Careful! :)

Target Ad for 1/30 - 2/5

Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of January 30, 2011 I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty and Household. Mainly, only things that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may vary, I'm located in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.
New to couponing at Target? Check out the Target 101 starter post for info and policies. 
If you ever need extra coupons or didn't get regional coupons, try CouponClippers.com.

FREE TGI Friday's Appetizers or Totinos Pizza Rolls wyb Any (2):
TGI Friday's Appetizers (7.6-14oz.) or Totinos Pizza Rolls (40ct.) $2.75
-$0.40/1 Totino's Pizza Rolls 1/30 SS

Jumbo Avocado $0.99
Dole Hearts or Romaine Bagged Salads 2 for $5
Hormel Always Tender Pork Ribs $2.29/lb.
All Natural 80% Lean Ground Beef, 1lb. Pkg $1.99/lb.
Tyson Frozen Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips (25oz.) $5.99
-$1/1 Tyson Bagged Breaded Chicken Strips 1/30 SS
DiGiorno Frozen Pizza 12" $3.99
Archer Farms Spinach Dip (12oz.) $2.99
Kraft Cheese, Shredded or Blocks (6-8oz.) $2
-$1.25/2 Kraft Shredded or Block or 7 or 8-oz. Cheese Target Q x2/28
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese 1/23 SS x2/28
-$1/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia (printable)
-$0.50/1 Kraft Parmesan Cheese Shredded or Grated Target Q x2/28
Campbell's Chunky Soup; Canned or Microwavable $1.50
-$0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky or Select Harvest Healthy Request soups 1/2 SS
-$0.50/1; $1/2; $1.50/3; $2/4 Campbell’s Chunky Soup (printable)

FREE Tostitos Salsa (16oz.) wyb Any (2) Tostitos Chips:
Tostitos Chips (9-13oz.) or Salsa (15.5 or 16oz.) 2 for $5
-$1 Off Tostitos Dip wyb 2 Tostitos Chips 10- to 13-oz. Target Q x2/28
-$0.50/1 Tostitos Chips 9 oz.+ 1/30 SS
-$0.50/1 Tostitos Salsa 15 oz+ 1/30 SS

Planters Nuts (9.25oz.)
-$0.75/1 Planters Nuts (No Size Exclusions) Target Q x2/28
Goldfish Crackers (8.6oz.) $1
Iced Cookies (10ct.) $2.75
$1/2 Archer Farms Cookies Excl Single Serve Target Q x2/26
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (30ct.) $5.49
Dreyer's Ice Cream (1.5qt.) $2.99
Archer Farms Raw Almonds (32oz.), Roasted Jumbo Cashews (3oz.) $8.99
$1.50/2 Archer Farms Nuts 10-oz. or Larger  Target Q x2/26
GM Cinnamon Burst Cheerios (11.25oz.) 2 for $5
-$1/2 General Mills Big G Cereals (printable)
-$1/2 General Mills Cereals (printable)
Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cereal (14.1oz.) 2 for $5
-$1/3 Kellogg’s cereals, Any 1/9 RP
Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies (15.25oz.), Wheat Thins (10oz.) $2
-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers Excludes Single Serve Target Q x2/28
-$1/2 Nabisco Cookies Excludes Single Serve Target Q x2/28
-$1 Off wyb Nabisco cookies AND 1 gallon of milk (printable)
Archer Farms Loaded Baked Potato Chips (8oz.), Chip Dip (16oz.) $2.49
$1/2 Archer Farms Chips 8-oz. or larger Target Q x2/26
Peanut Butter Snickers (11.5oz.), Pretzel M&M's (9.9oz.) 2 for $5
Dove Rose (.75oz.), Hearts (8.87oz.) $2.99
Brach's Small Hearts (18oz.) $2
Sweethearts Original or Spanish-Language (8pk.) $2
Ghirardelli Filled Squares (5.32oz.), Lindor Truffles (5.1oz.) 2 for $6
Reese's Miniatures Heart (8oz.), Hershey's Kisses (18.5oz.) $3.99
-$0.50/1 Hershey’s Kisses 10-oz. or larger Target Q x2/14
-$1/3 Milky Way, Snickers, Twix, M&M’s or 3 Musketeers 8.5 oz or + Target Q x2/14
-$1/2 Mar’s Valentine’s Day Products
Plush Bear w/ Reese's (11oz.), Hershey's (11oz.) or Kisses Candy $7.99

3L Wine Cube $15.99
Pepsi (2-liter) or SoBe Lifewater (20oz.) $1
Aquafina Water (24pk., 16.9oz.) $3.99
Starbucks Coffee (11 - 12oz.) $7.49
Gatorade (8pk., 20oz.; 12pk., 12oz.) $5.99 
Pepsi Products; Cans (12pk.) or Bottles (6pk.) $2.50
-$1/2 Pepsi 6-pk. Target Q x2/14

Beauty / Health:
Dove or Olay Bar Soap (10pk.) $9.49
-Buy Any 1 Olay Bar OR Body Wash, Get Any 1 Secret Base deodorant FREE (up to $3.00) 1/30 P&G
Dove or Nivea Body Wash (3pk.) $9.49
-Buy Any 1 Olay Body Wash, Get Any 1 Olay Complete Facial Moisturizer FREE (up to $6.00) 1/30 P&G
-Buy Any 1 Olay Bar OR Body Wash, Get Any 1 Secret Base deodorant FREE (up to $3.00) 1/30 P&G

Angel Soft Double-Roll Bath Tissue (36pk.) $14.99
Bounty Huge-Roll Paper Towels (8pk.) $16.99
-$0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins 1/30 P&G
All Liquid Laundry Detergent (96-load) $10.00
Dreft Laundry Detergent (100oz.) $13.99
Bounce 6-Month Dryer Bar or Sheets (240ct.) $7.99 
$0.50/1 Bounce Dryer Sheet 12/26 P&G x1/31 
$1/1 Bounce Dryer Bar 12/26 P&G x1/31 
$0.25/1 Bounce Dryer Sheet 1/30 P&G 
$0.50/1 Bounce Dryer Bar 1/30 P&G 
OxiClean Powder (6lb.), Liquid (64oz.),Gel  (55oz.) or Booster Packs (30ct.) $7.99
Clorox or Lysol Toiler-Bowl Cleaner Cleaner (3pk.) $4.99
Clorox, Windex, Soft Sccrub, Mr. Clean, Formula 409, Scrubbing Bubbles or Febreeze Multipacks $4.99*
*Many coupons awailable for these; These are value packs (3pk.) so not sure is coupons will be valid.

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb Any (2) Diapers (Big Packs) Listed or With Purchase of Formulas Shown:
Pampers Swaddlers, Cruisers or Easy Ups Big Ups Diapers or Training Pants $19.99
-FREE Huggies Natural Care Wipes Soft Pk 72 ct wyb Huggies Little Movers 88 ct+, *Snug & Dry 112 ct+, *Little Snugglers 168 ct+ Target Q (printable)
-$3/2 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers at [zip 90210]
-$2/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants AND ONE Pampers Wipes 60ct+ 1/30 P&G-$1.50/1 Pampers Easy Ups Trainers OR UnderJams Night Wear 1/30 P&G
Huggies Little Snugglers, Snug & Dry, Overnites, Little Movers or Pull-Ups Training Pants $19.99
-FREE Huggies Natural Care Wipes Soft Pack (72ct.) wyb Huggies Little Movers (88ct.+), Snug & Dry (112ct.+), or Little Snugglers (168ct.+) [x2/5] Target Q, 1/9 SS
-$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers 60 ct+ Manuf. Q on Target Site, (printable)
-$3/2 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers, any zip 90210 (printable)
-$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 1/23 SS
Enfamil Premium (23.4oz.) or Gentlease (22.4oz.) Formula Powder $21.99
-$2/1 Similac Powder Formula 1.45-lb. Target Web Coupon x2/19
-$3/1 Any Similac Infant Formula [zip 90210]
-$2/1 Similac product, any  1/9/11 SS x4/30 

FREE $10 Gift Card wyb Any (2) Luvs Big-Pack Diapers:
Luvs Big-Pack Diapers $16.99
-$1/1 Luvs Diapers (printable - sign up)

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb Any (2) Featured Pampers or Huggies Baby Wipes Refills:
Pampers (420-504ct.) or Huggies (448 or 504 ct.) Baby Wipes Refills $11.99
-$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes 64 ct+ 1/23 SS

Gerber Graduates Finger Foods; Lil' Crunchies, Puffs 4 for $7
Ella's Kitchen, Plum or Happy Bday Organic Baby Food - 10% Off
Johnson's Baby Toiletries (27 or 28oz.) 4 for $12

Beneful Dog Food (31.1lb.) $24.99

Page will be updated as more coupons are found

Thanks to Kerry from TotallyTarget.com for having such a great Target Coupon page!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GIVEAWAY - Tassimo T-20 Single-Serve Brewer ($129.99 ARV)

Are you a College Student on a budget? Well, if so, Tassimo is your answer. No, I kid, that sounds like an infomercial, lol. I have seen Tassimo reviews ALL over the internet and blogosphere and was aware of other single-serve brewer systems on the market. I have never owned one but had a drip-coffee maker that was nearing its end, or at least I think it was. I have to admit that I love coffee but am not much of a coffee maker, that whole water to coffee ground ratio was never perfected, might be because of my lack of skills in math. 

It has been about 4-5 months since I cut off my daily Starbucks and other expensive coffee-house drinks. So, what better time than now to receive the Tassimo T-20 Single-Brew System by Bosch to review? Along with the attractive T-20 brewer I received a package of Starbuck's Latte (16 T-Disks), Seattle's Best Henry's Blend Coffee (16 T-Disks), and Milka's Hot Chocolate (16 T-Disks). Both the hot chocolate and Starbuck's Latte were 8+8, meaning they had 8 milk cups and 8 Hot Chocolate and Starbucks Expresso T-Disks, respectively.

I have to admit, I was not expecting it to be as small as it is (Width: 7.88" ; Height: 11" ; Depth: 11.75"). I was expecting it to take up a huge chunk of my kitchen counter, but it doesn't. Its nice and compact. The Tassimo T-20 is very user friendly, I love that it only has an on/off switch and the brew button. I'm amazed at how well and fast is brews! I even got the Gevalia Expresso and made some Frappuchino-type drinks with chocolate syrup, cool whip and ice and sugar (splenda).

Makes coffee, tea, cappuccino, latte, crema, espresso and hot cocoa
Makes drinks in about 1 minute
Includes an exclusive flow–through water heater for faster, quieter brewing
Space saving design ideal for apartments, dorm rooms and countertops
Smart bar code technology allows the brewer to adjust each beverage with the proper temperature pressure and amount of water 
5.6 lbs. 
1.5 Liter water tank 

I went through a package of Starbucks Latte already, all that reviewing coffee made me crave more, lol. Whats great is that after you buy your Tassimo, you simply register you machine and get sent (2) FREE packages of T-Disks. I haven't had the Tassimo for long but you don't have to in order to appreciate it :) The Tassimo T-20 by Bosch retails for $129.99.The many varieties of T-Disks sell for as low as $4.49 and are available online direct from Tassimo.com, on Amazon or even stores like Target and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Pros and Cons - there are many positive aspects that come with this machine, some being its small size, the time it takes to prepare just about any coffee-house type drink, being able to customize your drinks to your liking, the cost of T-Disks as oppose to drinks from coffee shops, making my house smell like coffee and just being easy and convenience overall. The few cons I have experienced is definitely the noise (6 out of 10) and that is about if for the machine itself. One definite negative thing that I think will hold a lot of people back from purchasing a Tassimo brewer is the lack of an empty reusable T-cup (similar to Kreurig's reusable K-cup).

BUY IT --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Currently, Tassimo.com has the Tassimo T-20 brewer for ONLY $99.99. You get:

2-FREE packages of T-Disks (your choice) +
FREE shipping + on T-Disk for LIFE

For that price, the Tassimo T-20 is a bargain! It makes a great gift for students, coffee lovers, friends, colleges, and even your Valentine!. It makes such a great gift that Tassimo has offered to giveaway a Tassimo T-20 to (1) LUCKY READER! So  make sure you enter below for your chance to win!

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One (1) Winner will receive:
★(1) - Tassimo T-20 Single-Serve Brewer by Bosch

To Enter:
(Required) Visit Tassimo and let me know what drinks you're looking forward to make if you win! :) 

#258 - Lisa Kay
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Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question, from the company or their representing  PR company,  free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday For 1/30

Every Wednesday  I will be posting EARLY PREVIEWS available through (WUC) WeUseCoupons.com. I will be highlighting the best deals from (2) particular stores; CVS and Walgreens. Don't worry though, you guys will still have your Target Ad + Coupon Match-Ups too! So make sure to drop by Wednesdays and check the early previews here at StudentSavingBucks. I will have an individual post for each store. This main post will be used to direct you to early coupon insert previews.

This upcoming week you will have (3) Coupon Inserts. The previews are already available below, so click to get a very early preview :)

Coupon Previews from WUC:

Target coupons in 1/30 Red Plum (RP) Insert:*
$1/1 Bounty 6 pk+ Paper Towels Target Q 1/30 RP x3/31
$2/2 Bounty: (1) 6 pk+ Paper Towels AND (1) 160 ct+ Napkins Target Q 1/30 RP x3/31 
$1/1 Charmin Bath Tissue Target Coupon 1-30-11 RP x3/31 
$2.50/2 Charmin: (1) Freshmates Flushable Wipes AND (1) Bath Tissue Target Q 1/30 RP x3/31
$1/1 Puffs Facial Tissue 8 pk Target Q 1/30 RP x3/31
$0.50/1 Puffs Facial Tissue Target Q 1/30 RP x3/31
$7/2 Pampers: (1) Diapers AND (1) Wipes* Target Q 1/30 RP x3/31**
**(Cruisers 92 ct+, Baby Dry 112 ct+, Swaddlers 160ct, Wipes 480 Ct)
*Target Coupons may be regional

WUC has a pay-per-click Affiliates Program. If you're interested click here to join. New sign ups get a $3 bonus! If you do, please list "SSBucks" as your referrer and let me know you did. Thanks

WUC - CVS Early Preview + Deals

CVS Deals on WeUseCoupons Early preview of the CVS Ad for 1/30 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 1/30 - 2/5:

Aussie or Herbal Essence ($2 ECB wyb 2) - 2 for $5.97 
BOGO - Herbal Essences or Aussie Styler wyb 1 Hair Product 12/26 P&G x1/31
Total: $0.98 for 2 after coupon & ECB (Limit 1)
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid - $0.97 
$1 Dawn Hand Renewal -Home Made Simple booklet
Total: FREE after ECB

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals

Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 1/30 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad 1/30 - 2/5:
Natrol Melatonin 100 ct (get $3 RR) - $3 
$2/1 Natrol 10/10 RP
TotalFREE after RR 

Blink Eye Drops .33 or .5 oz (get $7.99 RR) - $7.99 
Total: FREE after RR 

My 1/24 Target Shopping Round-Up (Saved 97%)

Yay! Finally a good trip at Target for the new year :) LOVE the Marie Callender's B4G1 Free deal @ Target right now. They look so yummy, too bad I can't print any more $1/1 coupons online :( With the overage from the Olay bars (which I got this time, unlike the last target trip). A HUGE thanks to Kerry from Totally Target for the coupons, I got to try the Mountain Dew Voltage and Code Red and they are so good :P I'm going back on Thursday hopefully to pick some more up with the other coupons :) I did two transactions due to the $2/1 Olay Coupons, here they are:

Bought (8)  Olay Bars - $0.97 each
-Used (8) $2/1 Manufacturer Qs (got overage)
Bought (2) Vitaminwater (20oz.) - $1.00 each
-Used (1) BOGO Manufacturer Q
Bought (5)  Marie Callender's Fresh Flavor Steamers - $2.00 each
-Used (4) $1/1 Manufacturer Qs
Bought (2) Jello Boxes - $0.52 each
-Used (1) $1/2 Target Q
Bought (2) Totinos Party Pizza - $1.20 each
-Used (1) $1/2 Manufacturer Q
Bought (2) Mountain Dew Soda - $1.25 each
-Used (1) $1/2 Manufacturer Q
Bought (1) Nature Made Fish Oil Caplets - $5.00
-Used (1) $5/1 Manufacturer
Bought (1) Maalox (12oz.) - $5.24
-Used (1) $5/1 Manufacturer Q
Bought (1) Excedrin (50ct.) - $5.99
-Used (1) FREE Excedrin Manufacturer Q

Total - before coupons: $41.93 | after coupons: $1.94 (before tax)
Saved: $39.99  -or-  97%

Click Here to see my other Shopping Round-Up Trips and how much money I've saved on other trips.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Great Win By Packers! SUPER BOWL TIME!

Here at Student Saving Bucks, we support the Pack! Ok ok ok ok ok! I won't bore you non-football fans about it, I'll just say the Green Bay PACKERS beat the Chicago Bears in the championships and will be playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the SUPER BOWL!!!! Can you sense my excitement? I've been waiting for a long time for them to make it back to the Super Bowl where they rightfully belong! Ok... i said I wouldn't bore you non-football fans but there were some great moments in the game :) Greatest has to be when Raji intercepted the ball for a hilarious touchdown! :) My super handsome crush, Clay Matthews (seen above, #52) was sacking like crazy, I love watching him! :) All in all, Packers beat the Bears 21-14!


Blog Hops For The Week Of January 24, 2011

Another week of Blog Hops nicely organized into a NEW convenient post :) lol. Join us, make new friends, and find new blogs! This is my 29th week! Wow! Super long time!:)

For my 8-Month Blogiversary I am giving away (1 of 4) Gift Cards to (4) lucky readers! Make sure you enter, I have gift Cards for Target, Ralphs, Whole Foods Market & Starbucks! Enter Here
Enter my giveaway for a wonderful Tassimo T-20 Single Brew Coffee Machine that makes more than just coffee :) Giveaway ends: 2/16 

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