Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Getting Comfy and Cute This Fall with CitySlips! (Review and Giveaway)

Recently, I participated in a long event where I volunteered and was on my feet most of the time. I'm not going to lie, I love dressing up when I get the chance and I decided to wear these heel/wedge type sandals. While I did look cute (if I could humbly say so myself), I found after being on my feet for a bit I was not comfortable. I've been known to complain out loud too when my feet hurt. I did remember I had a pair of CitySlips in my bag (yay)! They are foldable flats you can keep in your purse for when your cute shoes are being a pain, literally! As pictured above, I got the leoapord print flats but I have found they actually have a wide variety (9 different colors)! 

Here are some fab features:

* Conveniently fits into most purses
* Double-soled structure for added durability
* Elastic backing for extra comfort on the heel

I loved that they had the extra comfort pads on the back and they had a cute full size bag to carry my heels in! They definitely helped me stay comfy (and cute) during the event.

You can buy them now (on sale too) at http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod131680040&eItemId=prod131680040&cmCat=search&searchType=MAIN&parentId=&icid=&rte=%252Fsearch.jhtml%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Dcityslips%2526_requestid%253D18901

The Giveaway:

I'm giving away one pair of CitySlips to one very lucky winner. All you have to do is head on over to CitySlips.com 
and tell me what your favorite color/style is in the comments below! 

Legal Goodies: Giveaway ends on 10/15, winner is chosen at random and entries must include an email address to notify the winner. I was provided a pair of CitySlips but did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions provided in tihs post are my own. Questions? Email me at supersavingsense at gmail.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Birthday~ My favorite Birthday Freebies!

Today's my birthday, true story. So I thought I would share a few of my favorite Birthday freebies because everyone young and old loves to receive a gift on their birthday. It's actually my ideal birthday full of freebies:

Dunkin Donuts:
In my opinion, there is no better way to start the day then with a lovely
caffeinated beverage to wake me up. Thanks to Dunkin Donuts, I can enjoy a
medium beverage of my choice on my birthday for free. What a great way to
start a birthday. You can sign up for your free birthday beverage along with
receiving a free beverage at sign up when you enroll in Dunkin Donuts Perks

After enjoying my morning beverage, I head over to IHop for breakfast. Of
course, it’s free thanks to the Pancake Revolution! You can sign up at
http://www.ihop.com, don’t forget to register the whole family! Kids receive
a free Rooty Tooty Jr.com on their birthday.

It’s my birthday and I’ll look and smell good if I want to! Visiting the
Aveda store with my birthday coupon in hand, I can choose either a free
Personal Blend Pure-Fum or body care product offer (worth up to $24). You
can sign up for the Aveda birthday club and receive a postcard to redeem for
a freebie at your store by signing up at http://www.avedabday.com/

Another glamorous birthday freebie for mom comes when I hit the Sephora
store in the mall. Philosophy’s shower gel, bubble bath and shampoo in
Vanilla Cupcake? You too can smell delicious on your birthday by signing up
at http://www.sephora.com/beautyinsider/

Orange Julius:
While doing my birthday freebie shopping at the mall, I’m sure to develop a
thirst. Orange Julius calls my name with a coupon for a free beverage! Sign
up at http://www.orangejulius.com/ to receive your coupon emailed to you on
your birthday.

Before leaving the mall and while enjoying my free Orange Julius, I head
over to the Pretzelmaker to get my free birthday pretzel treat! Free
cinnamon and sugar goodness never tasted so good.  You can sign up here:

Red Robin:
After enjoying a morning all to myself, I set my hunger clock to burger mode
and visit Red Robin with my free birthday burger coupon. Sign up for your
free birthday burger when you visit http://www.redrobin.com

Sun Drops Nail Spot:
After shopping and enjoying a delicious lunch, it’s all about me with a free
manicure from Sun Drops Nail Spot in Phoenix. You too can look fabulous on
your birthday by signing up here: http://www.sundropsnailspot.com/club.php

Breakfast for dinner, or as I like to call it brinner. A birthday brinner!
No coupon needed for this treat, just bring your ID. to receive a free grand
slam from Denny’s on your birthday!

If I’m not in the mood for breakfast for dinner, I could always head to
Benihana with my $30 birthday gift certificate! Of course using this is
almost like enjoying a show as well on my birthday with the chef at the
Teppanyaki table making my birthday dinner. Sign up for your $30 birthday
coupon here: http://pages.benihana-news.com/registration

Coldstone Creamery
What is a birthday without ice cream? I finish my birthday with my favorite
Creation from Coldstone for free! My favorite being cake batter and
strawberries of course. By the way, calories don’t count on your birthday.
When you sign up for Cold Stone’s club you will get a coupon for your
birthday and a coupon for buy one get one free upon enrollment at

Just for Kids:
Chuck E. Cheese
Let the kiddies burn some of that sugar off from the ice cream and take them
to Chuck E. Cheese. When they are signed up for the birthday club they get
20 tokens free, no purchase necessary! You can enroll your child at

Let the kids get wacky on their birthday with a free Wacky Pack meal from
Sonic! Sign up to receive this free meal at

Toys R Us:
Celebrate your child’s birthday with Geoffrey the Giraffe from Toys R Us!
You will receive a free party planner and your child will receive a birthday
card, gift and a phone call from Geoffrey wishing your child a happy
birthday! You can also bring your child in for a free balloon, crown and
birthday announcement in store.  Sign up at http://www.trubdayclub.com/

My kids love getting gifts but I think getting money to spend in a store
with a gift certificate excites them even more. Kmart offers free $5
birthday bucks, free birthday crown and birthday certificate along with a
birthday pack of surprise goodies just for kids! Sign up at

Famous Dave's
Receive a BOGO free entree from Famous Dave's via email, this is a hot offer and of course it's a delicious offer at that!

Looking for more birthday freebies? I've got them here: http://www.supersavingsense.com/search/label/Birthdays

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Freebie Tuesday: A few free things for you!

Here are a few free things to help make your week a little bit brighter!
 Enjoy One Free Card 
Get a FREE photo card that you can customize yourself at Shutterfly when you enter code CARD4U. Standard shipping rates apply.

Get a free box of Jolly Time popcorn today (9/20)    

Get a free ice cream cone at Burger King with the purchase of a value meal, I am not sure if a coupon is needed they only posted a picture on their FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/burgerking

Get a free candy or beverage now through Thursday, the 22nd from CVS!  Be sure to have that CVS card out to enter your number: http://www.facebook.com/CVS?sk=app_266872683330400


 Just scroll to the bottom of this page to find your coupon for a free burger from Wendy's!



Get a free Artisan pizza from Domino's! No specifics on the time that I have found but it looks like maybe sometime today!



Get a FREE Yankee Candle Votive or Tart (with free shipping) from Shopathome.com! Just sign into your account and click on Wild Deals

Go to Shopathome.com and grab yours!

*The WILD Cash Back Reward will be posted to your ShopAtHome.com account within 30 days of purchase.You have to choose one of the free shipping scents to get free shipping!

Go to:

www.vistaprint.com or click on the image above!

And last not certainly not least, get your free Vistaprint offers! These are great for the holidays! I always utilize the free calendar because even with shipping, it's a great present for Grandma at $5! The totes are cute too, you can even customize it for Halloween to match your little one's costume or you can put something cute like Trick or Treat!
  • 1 Free Photo Wall Calendar Impress family, friends or customers with customized wall calendars. Choose icons, add captions and highlight individual dates. Upload your own photos from your computer, Facebook, Picasa, or Flicker or select from hundreds of designs. (Shipping starts at $5.67).
  • 1 Free Photo Flip Book Create a special keepsake with our handy 4" x 6" flip books. Upload your photos and customize with captions. Includes 10 pages with 1 photo per page. (Shipping starts at $6.01)
  • 1 Free Tote Bag Perfect for everyday use, our 100% canvas tote bags can be customized with your name and message. Choose from 24 designs. (Shipping starts at $5.67)
  • 250 Free Business Cards 250 FREE Business cards. Perfect for networking, interviews, mommy cards and more! Choose from 45 professional designs and customize with your text. (Shipping starts at $5.67)
  • 10 Free Invitations Have an upcoming event? Take it up a notch by sending your guests premium invitations. With over 1,000 designs to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect cards to suite your event. You can even send them in matching envelopes. (Shipping starts at $4.52)
  • 1 Free T-Shirt Choose from a variety of designs and personalize with your own text or photos! Great for cheering for sports teams, team events, family photos and more! (Shipping starts at $4.41)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

End of Summer Clearance Sales

It's the official last weekend of Summer,awww. Unless you live in a hotter climate like I do and you are celebrating 99 degree weather! With the end of Summer comes end of season clearance at most stores! I hit up Walmart and found awesome deals on toys (which are great to stock up on for the holidays) and a few other household items.

Sit n Spin, only $8!

$4 Spay camera! By son, I know will love this so I picked up one.

$1 for a giant bottle of bubbles.

Aqua Sand kit only $5!

Remember that Hamilton Beach Ice Pop maker I talked about before? It's $12. That's more than half off!! I bought another one, I love it that much.

This was all at Walmart. I've seen other good sales at Target, Hobby Lobby, Joanns, Fry's and of course the clothing sales at department stores.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Frugal Foodie: Sunchips Oven Baked Chicken

Looking for an easy recipe to make this weekend or maybe on a busy week night? This recipe is extremely easy using only chicken, butter and Sunchips! This is great recipe for a quick dinner and/or if you have crumb chips. You know, the chips at the bottom of the bag that aren't quite chips anymore but you don't want to be totally barbaric and just pour the bag of crumb chips in your mouth?

  • 1 lb chicken tenders (uncooked and thawed)
  • 1/4 cup of butter or margarine melted (in bowl)
  • 2 cups of Sunchips crunched into teeny bits (this is easy to do if you just keep them in your bag and smash the with your hand on the outside)

Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
Take chicken tender and coat it in butter. Then roll it in the bowl of Sunchips. I personally like to mix the flavors up and I use Jalapeno Jack and Harvest Cheddar. Then, place in an oven safe dish and bake for approx 40 minutes.


Yoplait Pink Lids, Save Lids to Save Lives (+ a giveaway)

There are a few things we do every year to help raise money for causes we believe in and one of those things for years has been collecting pink lids from Yoplait . Through Save Lids to Save Lives, Yoplait will donate ten cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for each pink lid redeemed both online at Yoplait.com and via mail by December 31, 2011, up to $2 million. I LOVE that we can enter codes online, it just makes life easier! Plus, Yoplait is tracking pink lids redeemed by zip code to make sure funds generated from your lid collection go back to local breast cancer programs in your community (another awesome thing from Yoplait).

Here´s how you can support your local community´s fight:

  • Look for special pink lids on pink Yoplait yogurt cups, in grocery stores in September and October.
  • Save your pink lids and redeem them via mail, or - for the first time - redeem them online at Yoplait.com. Make sure you enter your zip code when redeeming lids online!

  • You can print a coupon for for $0.30 off any (1) variety Yoplait Yogurt cup (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!) today! If you coupon, this could easily equal a free or cheap cup of yogurt, and you can support a good cause. WIN WIN! Print the coupon here: http://bit.ly/slslcoupon
Also, on Yoplait.com you can dedicate your lid to a woman who means something to you, read inspirational stories about those making a difference in the fight against breast cancer and find out how to support your local Susan G. Komen Affiliate.

During the past 13 years, Yoplait has donated more than $30 million to the breast cancer cause through all of its breast cancer initiatives.

I'm happy to also support the cause by giving away a giftpack from Yoplait!

The Giveaway

You can enter to win this cute giftpack from Yoplait and MyBlogSpark which includes:
  • Two VIP coupons, each valid for one free Yoplait yogurt core cup product
  • A Yoplait pink lid collection kit
  • Tote bag
  • Heart-shaped key holder
  • Hope Journal
  • Pen
How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment letting me know if you collect pink lids from Yoplait and what this year's goal is for you! Also feel free to share if you get your family, neighbors or community involved to help save lids as well!

Additional Entries:

Legal Goodies:
All entries must be received by October 1st, 2011. Please leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry. No purchase necessary to win, purchase will not improve your chances of winning this giveaway.

The Yoplait prize pack, information and coupon have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark. No money was received for this post, all opinions shared are my own. I chose to host this giveaway and post this content because it is important to me.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Wineday: Nbed 2gether Torrontes

Looking for a cheap wine to get you through the weekend? Here is a quick review of : Nbed 2gether Torrontes.

Brand: Nbed 2Gether Torrontes
Price: $5 (normally $16 @ Fry's Food)
Taste: Sweet/Dry blend
Comments: This was my first time trying this brand of wine. It was normally $16.99 at Fry's (Kroger) and it was on sale for around $5 so I thought I would give it a whirl. At first, it tasted dry and I wasn't sure if I would like it but after taking a few sips it seemed to be a nice blend of dry and sweet.

*I was not compensated nor given anything for this review.

Friday Daily Deal Roundup: AMC, Makeup, Cell Phone Accessories and More!

Anyone in the mood for some daily deal shopping today? Here are some hot deals I found:
$5 for an AMC Silver Experience ticket ($12 value) at http://www.saveology.com/shares/489135

If you sign up for Eversave today you can get an extra $3 off this deal:

Half off cell phone accessories, plus free shipping! Just $7 for $14 credit, use your new $3 credit to make it only $4! http://eversave.com/share/UqTA
I am quite bummed, CellPig does not have my phone :(

OR this deal:

Half off 100% natural, oil-free mineral makeup $10 for $20 PLUS free shipping! http://eversave.com/share/QqTA

Half off kids games, toys and more from FunToyMall.com ($40 credit for $20) http://eversave.com/share/yqTA

$7 for Teeth Whitening Strips from Smile Bright ($29.99 Value)

Get free teeth whitening strips, sign up for Savemore.com and receive a free $10 credit then apply that credit to the Smile Bright deal : http://svmr.co/g05c

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Frugal Foodie: Easy Strawberry Jam Canning Recipe

Here is a delicious and quite easy recipe for Strawberry Jam.

New to canning? Check out the Ball website for some great tips: http://www.freshpreserving.com/getting-started.aspx


2 cups of strawberries prepared (see below)
1 cup of granulated sugar (this was modified against the normal 1 cup of sugar/1 cup of strawberries but I don't care for to much sugar)
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of Ball Classic Pectin

  1. Choose ripe strawberries, hull them (looks like the photo below).
  2. Take a potato masher and mash the strawberries by layers. Put first layer in and mash, then layer the second, third etc. I have read of people putting them in a blender and pureeing them as well but have never tried, I think it depends on what texture you desire.
  3. Pour the prepared strawberries into a measuring cup (so you know how much you have to measure against the sugar and pectin) and then add them along with the lemon juice into a sauce pan, bringing to a boil.
  4. Once the boil is rolling, gradually add pectin, then add sugar and mix until dissolved. Allow mixture to come to a harder boil just one more time for 1 minute then remove from heat.
  5. Skim foam. What I did was I took the ladle, skimmed the foam and then put in a bowl. Once it set for a few minutes I added it to ice cream, yum!
  6. Pour the hot strawberries into the jars. Seal tight then boil in a canner for 10 minutes using the water bath method.

My tips for canning anything:
  • Be patient and can when you have time because it does take time.
  • Sanitize, sanitize sanitize! The one thing I've learned is that it is extremely important to make sure not only your jars and lids are sanitized but also your canning tools such as tongs, spoons, funnel etc.
  • Use ripe fruit, when you use fruit that hasn't quite ripened it has an off taste and it's harder to press.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Paint 75% off at KMart, 7 spray paints for $10

I love spray paint for projects but it can get pricey. Imagine my excitement as I had walked down an aisle and specialty spray paint was 75% off!! Most cans were $1, some $1.50! I was in a hurry so I didn't see what types of gallons and pints they had but they had gallons starting at around $5!

So if you have some projects you have had in mind with spray paint, check your KMart!

I got 7 cans for $10!