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Saturday, December 10, 2011

NEW Target Coupons On ShopKick App! $3 Off Merona Apparel +More!

More NEW Target coupons available on the ShopKick App today. Don't know what ShopKick is? ShopKick is an app available for iPhone and Android devices for FREE. You get points for walking into certain stores and scanning items, you can then redeem the points for gift cards or use them to donate to worthy causes :) I love this app, and another wonderful thing is that they post Target mobile coupons via the ShopKick App. The Target coupons on ShopKick are different from the mobile coupons, insert and website Target coupons.

How to redeem? Simply click "Use This" then you will see the barcode which the cashier should scan. You will have 12 hours to use it after tapping "Use This" or else it expires, so I suggest you click "Use This" only when you're already at the store!
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New Target coupons on ShopKick are updated about every other week! :) As of this morning, they posted 10 NEW Target Coupons and they all expire 12/23.
  • 25% Off Nickolodeon Victorious Item Target Q
  • $3/1 Merona Women's Apparel Target Q 
  • $1.50/2 Archer Farms Coffee Target Q
  • $1.50/2 Archer Farms Snacks Target Q
  • $0.50/1 Archer Farms Cookies Target Q
  • $2 Off 20 Digital Prints Target Q
  • 15% Off Fan Central Licensed Sports Item Target Q 
  • $2/1 Licensed Sports Pillow Pets Target Q 
  • 25% Off Dora Toy or Apparel Target Q 
  • $49.99 Dora's Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Target Q 
Sign Up for Shopkick here to receive an extra 50 kick bucks and a FREE $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card when you sign up and download the ShopKick app on your iPhone or Android phone. This promotion is only available via our link here for StudentSavingBucks readers :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Shelter Pet Project Campaign - Why We Adopted & Rescued!

The Shelter Pet Project is a campaign headed by The Ad Council, in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund. The campaign is aimed at increasing the number of pets that get adopted from shelters and rescue groups versus buying them from pet stores or breeders. It has helped chance the landscape of shelter pet adoption and reduce the euthanasia of shelter pets by 10% since its launch in 2009.  The number of pets being put down dropped from 3 million to 2.7 million, the campaign's goal is to make that number reach 0.

Their television, radio, print, outdoor and web ads focus on shelter pets observing their owners quirky yet loveable behaviors, concluding with the message that, “A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet”. All of the ads direct prospective pet owners to a comprehensive website, The Shelter Pet Project, where users are able to search for a pet from a local shelter or rescue group, read adoption success stories and learn valuable information about pet adoption. See the cute video below and check out others on the Shelter Pet Project YouTube page.

My take: I would like to see the Shelter Pet Project reach their goal, moreover, see others helping the cause. There are many people that don't understand that the pet overpopulation is a tragic problem, there are over 2.7 million pets being euthanized at pet shelters yearly, and those are only the ones accounted for. There are people who let these pups go free on the street before they are even weened because of the time, effort and cost of keeping them after their dog got pregnant, most likely "on accident". Others that add to the problem are back-yard breeders who sell dogs. 

I have 3 dogs, two of which I adopted and 1 which I rescued from someone who was literally just going to drop her off on a sidewalk. She was only 2 weeks old and a little bigger than my hand. One of my adopted dogs was 1 1/2 years old when I got him. He is the sweetest dog and he lights up when he sees me. I could tell by his way of being that he came from an abusive family but with all the love that me and my family have shown him, he has become much friendlier and very loyal. He is now a little over 3 years old and earlier this year we went through the horror of him being stolen. A week went by and I couldn't sleep, as I was in tears worrying about him, wondering what horrific things they could be doing to him. The feeling and experience were horrible. It affected us very much.

At that time we decided to adopt another dog. He was about 2 months old when we got him, a baby the size of my 1st dog. We thankfully got the call from a dog rescue about 10miles away saying someone dropped of my dog that was stolen. Ever since then, he and the baby of the house have been inseparable. These dogs are my life, they are part of our family and we wouldn't be one without them. It hurts my heart that people let dogs that deserve love and care in shelters die. The feeling of walking through the shelters knowing that these dogs won't probably leave anytime soon (and might die that same day) is heart-breaking. The Pet Shelter Project is doing a great deed bringing to light the reality of things. Our pet overpopulation won't end soon, the choice you make when you bring a pet into your family will. Shelter and rescue dogs are the way to go, make their day and they will make yours.

Disclaimer: I was selected for this campaign by Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. 

Target Weekly Ad for 12/11 - 12/17

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Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of December 11, 2011 I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty, Household. Mainly, only sections that contains items that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may be regional and vary, I'm in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.

New to couponing at Target? Check out the Target 101 starter post for info and policies.

Holiday Gift Guide - For Anyone: Om Nom "Cut The Rope" Plush Toy

His name is Om Nom. If you haven't seen this cute little guy around, you might want to download his game, "Cut The Rope". It is available on iPhone and Android phones and is quite addicting! I hadn't heard or seen this guy prior to him landing on my porch some weeks back. This little guy came wrapped in adorable packaging. He is sweet, soft and super cute! There seems to be a craze of certain popular app game plushies going around, and little Om Nom sure makes his own statement. Om Nom plush toy was released in September 2011 by ZeptoLab and is available with different expressions, including one where he looks to be quite sad. Cut The Rope is such a fun game! More about the game:
"A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request…CANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the lovable star of the game, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game. Combining outstanding physics, devilishly tricky levels, and bright colorful High Definition visuals, Cut the Rope is one of the most original and fun-filled games on the App Store"
Cut The Rope is quite a fun game, I'm always playing it now when I'm in waiting rooms, I'm so glad I found it. Om Nom is an absolute cutie pie and the Om Nom was released in September 2011 and would make a great Holiday Gift for kids and adults if all ages. He is available, with different expressions, on Amazon for as low as $6.99.

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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - CN: Punch Time Explosion XL Video Game

One gift that doesn't seem to be losing popularity any soon is videos games. RPGs, First-Person Shooters, Action/Adventure, etc. I am a huge fan of video games and would be quite embarrassed to even begin figuring out how many hours I've put into them over my 23 years of life. A lot..I can say that much. I got the exiting opportunity to receive and review the Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL video game  for the Xbox 360. I am a big Cartoon Network fan, have been since I was small. I love Power Puff Girls, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Dexters Laboratory, Fosters Home of Imaginary Friends and more! Its exiting and so fun to see the characters from my favorite shows (and others) come together.

Punch Time Explosion XL has a story mode in which the narrator takes a day off to watch his favorite shows only to find mass chaos and confusion in the sense that all the shows, characters and their worlds are mixed up. You begin as Ben Tennyson (from Ben 10) who sees and tries to find his arch-enemy, Vilgax and end with... Dexter (thats all we'll say for now, I'd hate to ruin the ending!). I love the co-op story mode that lets you play with up to 4 people. The game is great! It has 26 playable characters and battle arenas AND 4-player battles. I love the battle mode, as they are very reminiscent of Super Smash Bros. (SSB) and I use to play it a lot. I won the majority of time lol. As in SSB, you can pick up random items to help beat the other players, the game certainly has a lot of re-play value!

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL is available for the XBOX 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. It retails for $29.99 - $39.99, depending on which platform you want it for. This is definitely a great game to have wrapped up under the Christmas tree! :)

Want to win a copy of Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL Video Game? Click "read more..." to enter the giveaway!

Hot! FREE $10 Target Gift Card When You Purchase $50+ BACK AGAIN

Last time this coupon came around, I thought it was quite rare. However, ITS BACK AGAIN! With a good sized trip coming up I am going to try and get 3 of these bad boys to print out for me! NOTE: If you can, print out an extra one and give it to someone else when you're checking out, its a nice gesture that will certainly make anyones day! :) I, myself, did a kind deed by giving out my $10 Gift Card to someone yesterday and it certainly made their day! :) Lets continue doing kind deeds!

Okay, totaly off topic! Click Here to print this Target Coupon good for a FREE $10 Gift Card when you purchase $50+.

 It expires on December 10th, so get to shopping!

Gift Card Weekend - $20 Regal Cinemas Gift Card Giveaway!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gift Card Weekend for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love when I get the chance to head to the movies. If you're a big movie-buff like myself, you're going to love this! The Gift Card Weekend is giving away $20 Gift Cards to Regal Cinemas!

Gift Card Weekend is a once-a-year event where participating retail partners give featured offers for gift cards purchased during the Holiday season and redeemed from January 6 - January 8, 2012. So, if you're a gift-giver, increase the value of your gift by purchasing gift cards from participating retail partners. These featured offers will be available to your gift recipient for redemption during Gift Card Weekend, January 6 - January 8, 2012.
Gift Card Weekend is giving away $20 Regal Cinema Gift Cards to their Facebook fans DAILY from December 5 - 9. To enter, all you need to do is like Gift Card Weekend on Facebook. Don't forget to check the FB page often, as they are giving away gift cards to tons of places throughout the month Participating retailers in the Gift Card Weekend include: JCPenny, Regal Cinema, Subway, Sephora, Applebee's, Bass Pro Shops, Adidas, Buca di Beppo, Lowe's, Spa Finder, Marriot and Giant Eagle
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WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday For 12/11

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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 Student-Saving-Bucks. 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 (2) coupon Inserts. The preview(s) are already available below, so click to get a very early preview of the great coupons for this upcoming Sunday.

Coupon Previews from WUC:
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 for 12/11 - 12/17

CVS Deals on WUC Early preview of the CVS Ad for 12/11 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 12/11 - 12/17: 

Glade Air Freshener or Scented Oil Warmer (1ct.) (Get $1 ECB) - $0.99
-$2/2 Any Glade Products (printable)
Total: FREE wyb 2 after coupon 

Nestle, Russell Stover, Hershey's or Mars (Get $1 ECB) - 2 for $1
-$1/2 Mars Seasonal Products (printable)
Total: FREE wyb 2 after coupon 

Xtra Laundry Detergent - $1.49
-$1/2 Xtra 11/13 SS
Total: $0.99 each wyb 2 after coupon

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals for 12/11 - 12/17

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Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 12/11 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad for the week of 12/11 - 12/17: 

Goody Hair Accessories (get $2 RR) - $2
Total: FREE after RR

Advil (40 or 50ct.) or PM (16 or 20 ct.) (get $5 RR wyb 2) - $4.99
-$1/1 Advil or Advil Migraine (printable)
Total: $1.49 each wyb 2 after coupons and RR

A&W, 7-Up, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Hawaiian Punch (2-lt.) - $.88

Monday, December 5, 2011

CVS "What Kind Of Shopper Are You?" Quiz = 20% Off Shopping Pass!

I recently did a review on some very inexpensive Christmas gifts you can find at CVS and now you can have a chance of SAVING even mre with their 20% Off Shopping Pass. You can get it by taking the "What Kind Of Shopper Are You" quiz on their CVS Facebook page. You simply answer a couple questions, are evaluated as one of a handful shoppers and are prompted to click a button to and enter your ExtraCare card number and email addres. The coupon will then be emailed to you.

To no ones surprise, I was deemed as "Ivana Save-a-Lot" lol.The Shopping Pass is good toward non-sale items, and expires three days after you complete the quiz! Get you shopping pass now, just go "like" their Facebook page and take the Christmas Shopper Quiz!

When Kind Deeds Keep Going...

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...anything can happen. I just read a great post on WeUseCoupons.com Target forum from "jltieman" who wrote:
"Last night I went to Target with my "Spend $50, get a free $10 Gift Card." I planned on using it but they were out of half of the things that I wanted. Whenever I was checking out with the few things they DID have in stock, the lady in front of me had quite a bit of stuff. I asked her if she plans on spending $50 and she said yes so I gave her the coupon. She was SO thankful. After her transaction was over she came over to me, handed me the $10 gift card and said "Merry Christmas." I was in complete shock (and in tears). Her giving me the gift card certainly was NOT my intentions. I was just surprised that there are still people that would do such a nice gesture. It completely made my night.

...Being nice to others definitely pays off! She has no idea how much she blessed me (and how far I can stretch that $10 gift card for my family.)"
It certainly touched my heart reading this. For some odd reason, there are people out there who don't know there are tons of good people with good hearts out in the world. I must say, we are sometime so wrapped up in things we do that we never think about others. I am certainly guilty of this, to an extent. I recently used the Get a FREE $10 wyb $50+ Target coupon and used it.  Next time I walk into the store I will hand my $10 Target Gift Card to the first person to flash me a smile, because I always flash mine to others. I hope I can make their day and inspire them to do a good deed for someone else :) I wanted to keep the gift card (because as you can see from the picture above, it is SUPER adorable), but will part with it for a greater cause. :)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide - For Anyone: Light-Up Snow Man & Candle Set - CVS

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We all know those people who prefer more practical gifts during the holidays, as opposed to lavish big-screens and whatnot. CVS Stores provides great gifts at low-costs for those who like the practical gifts. We got the chance to review just two of many many great gift ideas available at your local CVS.

Light-Up Snowman is available at CVS for a low $9.99 ($20 value). The Snowman is adorable, at 14.5" tall is comes with a handy button to turn on its gorgeous light. The fading light is very soothing and looks wonderful. We managed to stick him in our foyer and everyone has complimented it. Its very inviting and even during the daylight, he is fun to look at. The only thing that drew me off a little was the excess glitter that I've had to vacuum up around the area he is.

Sarah Peyton Flameless Candle Set is available for a low $9.99 at CVS. This great set comes complete with genuine river rocks, custom wood tray, batteries and includes 3 flameless candles. Right out of the box and plastic, you can feel that the candles are made of real wax. Its vannilla scent is not mentioned on the box, but is quite pleasant. The flameless candles are safe to use, and made a great centerpiece during out Thanksgiving get-together. They have a handy on/off switch on the bottom and when "on" you can blow on them to turn them off. They flicker, smell good, feel real and are very realistic.

The Light-Up Snowman and Sarah Peyton Flameless Candle Set are just two of many great gifts at great prices available at your local CVS Stores.

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.

Blog Hops For The Week Of December 5, 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 72nd week! Wow! Super long time!

Make sure you guys check out the "Quick Links" on the left sidebar for the Target Weekly Ad with coupon match-ups and coupon previews (updated every Wednesday). 

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$25 Burger King Gift Card 12/14

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