My Favorite Money Saving Links of the Week


Here’s a random list of some great money saving links that I’ve collected this week.


Give a Day to Charity.  Get a Day at Disney!


Starting January 1, 2010, when you sign up and volunteer for a day with a participating organization, you get free one-day admission to Walt Disney World or Disneyland.  I love this idea and hope to participate in the coming year!


Operation Hang up


Starting this week, New York State police are cracking down on drivers talking on cell phones.  If you are caught talking on your cell while driving you will face a $160 fine.  Save money and hang up!



My Weekly Grocery List - 10/11/2009




Not a lot of sales at Wegmans this week.  You may be able to combine some candy coupons from your Sunday paper with the $2.29 Fun Size Deal to get your Halloween candy at a pretty good price.


Halloween Snack & Fun Size Bag 10.72 oz to 11.6 oz - $2.29

Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner 12 oz - $2.50 (Buy 1 shampoo or conditioner get styler free coupon) (-$1 past coupon)

Suave Body Wash 12 oz - $1.50 (-$1 on 2 past coupon)  = 2/$2

Wegmans Facial Tissues 65 to 160 ct - $.79

NYS Apple Tote (approx 4.5lbs per tote) - $.89/lb


Free Stuff - For Ladies Only

Check out and fill out the form to get a package of free feminine products in the mail.  More...

Kids Eat Free - Boston Market

Boston Market just announced a new promotion which runs through October 31, 2009.  Two kids can eat free all day, every day.  All that is required is a minimum purchase of $6 and your kids must be present to take advantage of this offer.  Also, this promotion can’t be used with any other promotion or coupon.  If you have kids, this is a great deal!  More...

Can You Get Any Good Deals at P.F. Chang’s?

My boyfriend got a gift certificate for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and we finally got around to using it this weekend.  P.F. Chang’s is one of the signature restaurants built into the East View Mall and we had both been wanting to give it a try for a while.  Was it any good?  And the bigger question for this blog – can you find any good deals? More...

Shopping at Price-Rite: An Experiment





The Price-Rite grocery chain is relatively new to Rochester.  In the last couple of years, three locations have opened in the Rochester area – 375 Driving Park Ave, 1230 University Ave, and 3333 W Henrietta Road.  I’m a little embarrassed to say that I’ve never shopped there, but to open three stores in such a little time frame, they must be doing something right!


I decided it was high time to check it out!  So I started out to answer a couple of questions:


What is the overall experience shopping at PriceRite?

And more importantly, can you save money at PriceRite?


My Weekly Grocery List - 10/5/2009


Lots of good deals on baking supplies this week!  Stock up for the holiday baking season!


Wegmans All Purpose Flour 5lbs - $.99 (Limit 2)

Wegmans Granulated Sugar 5lbs - $.99 (Limit 2)

Wegmans Light Brown, Dark Brown or Confectioners’ Sugar 2lbs - $.99 (Limit 2)

Nestle Toll House Morsels 10 to12 oz - $1.69 (-$1 on 2) = 2/$2.38

Pillsbury Cake Mix 18.25 to 18.9 oz - $.88

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice  64 oz - $1.99

Coffee-Mate Creamer 16oz - $1.99 (-$1 on 2 past coupon) = 2/$3 (Note: Better price at Walgreens this week – not sure about selection though.)

Wegmans Cottage Cheese 16oz – 2/$3

Rosetto Filled Pasta 20 to 25oz - $2.99

Wegmans Antiseptic Rinse 1 liter - $1.69                                                                                                                 

Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel 7oz - $1.88

Wegmans Pasta Sauce 24oz - $.99

Wegmans Paper Towels 8pk - $4.99


Shopping Walgreens for Newbies

I’ve heard from some people that they’re not sure how to get the best deals at Walgreens.  Hopefully to clear things up, I’ve written up a little primer to help you understand how it all works.


What Are Register Rewards (RR)?



Michaels: Use a Coupon, Get a Coupon

I like to think of myself as crafty.  As many of you crafty people know, Michaels is the Holy Grail for everything crafty.  I could spend hours just going up and down the aisles looking at all the little gadgets and supplies.  Unfortunately, all those little items can be pricy and they add up in a hurry.  Since I’m always looking to save money, I’ve come up with a strategy to get the most for my money. More...

My Weekly Grocery List - 9/27/2009

There were a lot of freebees (or better than free) at Walgreens this week so make sure you stop in if you need any of these items.  The items in blue are free.  The items in red are better than free.


Wegmans Center Cut Boneless Pork Chops Club Pack - $2.38/lb

Boneless Beef for Stew Club Pack - $3.29/lb

Crest Toothpaste 3.5oz - $.97

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner 12.6oz – 2/$6 (-$1 on 2 past coupon) = 2/$5                                              

Suave Body Wash 12oz - $1.50 (-$1 on 2 past coupon) = 2/$2

Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel 7 oz - $1.88 (-$1 past coupon) = $.88

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats 16-16.5oz – 2/$5 (-$2 on 2 past coupon) = 2/$3

Wegmans Ziti, Spaghetti or Thin Spaghetti 16oz - $.69

Wegmans Paper Towels 8pk/480ct - $4.99

Wegmans Bath Tissues 12pk - $4.99

Kraft American Cheese Food Singles 12oz – 2/$4

White Wave Silk Soymilk 64oz - $2.99 (-$.75 coupon x2) = $1.49

Rosetto Filled Pasta 20-25oz - $2.99