October 25, 2016

Shutterfly: 100 FREE Photo Prints (just pay shipping)!

Oct 19, 2016

photo prints

Today through October 25th, Shutterfly is offering 100 FREE 4×4 or 4×6 Photo Prints! Just use promo code FREEPRINTS at checkout. Great time to catch up on printing those digital photos!

Shipping costs $7.99 for 100 prints, so you’ll pay just 8¢ per print. OR you can buy 99 prints with this same coupon code and pay just $5.99 for shipping (which is only 6¢ per print)!

This is an incredible price for photo prints.

Offer expires 10/25/2016. Offer is good for 101 Free 4×6 prints through shutterfly.com or mobile-friendly site. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on other print sizes, other products, prepaid plans, prior purchases, orders placed for in-store pick up and orders made on Shutterfly apps

Couponing 101 Update

Nov 14, 2015

First of all, thank you all so much for your concern. When I logged into my email and FB page, I was touched by all the messages and emails of concern about my well-being. I deeply apologize for giving any of you cause for worry; there have been no personal or family tragedies.

So, where have I been?

To be honest, I completely burned out. I’ve been running this blog for 7 years now, and I kind of thought I would run it forever. But a series of events led me to a breaking point where I just had to walk away.

Despite having an AMAZING team, the amount of work I needed to do every day to run this site became more than I could physically keep up with. I’m a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, and my family is my number one priority. My husband is working full-time and going to school part-time, which means he is gone for most of the day. My kids are now in 4th and 6th grades, so the amount of homeschool work has increased quite a bit as well.

Trying to keep our home running smoothly with my husband gone most of the time, keeping up with my kids schooling, and trying to run a website full-time (even part-time!) was enough to keep me so stressed out that I lost a very unhealthy amount of weight over the past year. I felt so drained ALL the time and it was beginning to really affect my health.

I was also being led to teach a weekly class in our homeschool community. I knew I needed and wanted to do this, but adding that one little thing was like the straw that broke the camels back. It would be impossible to do it all. And I am someone who hates admitting that I can’t do it all. But I can’t. I had to be realistic for the sake of my family and my health.

So, in a moment of stress-induced panic, I quit. Even though I knew it had to be done, it was so incredibly hard. I love this website and the wonderful community of readers here. And I’m so sorry this note is long overdue, it was difficult to find the words to explain this decision.

All of that said, Couponing 101 is not going away completely. I’m not removing the website; all of my tutorials, recipes, and couponing tips are still here and will remain here (I even plan on reorganizing the site a bit so that these older posts are easier to find). I just won’t be sharing constant updates on deals and coupons like I did before. I still plan to post occasionally, when there is an exceptional deal, or a tip or idea I need to get off my chest (kind of like how I did things in the very beginning, when I first started blogging). I know it won’t be the same, and most of you won’t stick around, but this is the only way I can keep the blog going and still keep my sanity.

Thank you all SO MUCH for reading. I am so incredibly thankful for all of you who have been with me for years; I appreciate you more than I can even express. ♡

Taco Cabana: FREE Breakfast Taco Tomorrow! (8/11/15)

Aug 10, 2015

Taco Cabana Breafast Tacos

Taco Cabana is offering a coupon for a FREE Breakfast Taco, valid tomorrow morning (8/11)!

Find a Taco Cabana location here.

While you’re on Facebook, remember to “like” the Couponing 101 Facebook Page!

FREE Samples of K-Cups, Miracle Gel, CeraVe, and More!

Aug 7, 2015

It’s Freebie Friday! Tons of great new freebies available this week!

Here are your Friday Freebies:

Free Sample of K-Cups Pods

Free Sample of Zarbee’s for a Friend

Free Sample of Straight from Eden Haircare

Free Sample of 2-Minute Miracle Gel

Free Sample of Sqwincher Electrolyte

Free Sample of Missha BB Cream and Skincare Film

Free Sample of Simple Skincare

Free Sample of CeraVe Skincare

Free Betty Crocker Samples and Coupons

Free Pillsbury Samples and Coupons

Free Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal at Kroger with eCoupon

Free Breakfast Taco on August 11th with Coupon

Free Grilled Flat at Corner Bakery Cafe August 7th-13th

Free Game of Bowling from 10 am – 12 pm on August 8th

Free Digital Subscription to Backpacker Magazine

Free Bowling for Kids All Summer Long

Free Kids Skating All Summer Long

Free Apple Camp for Kids

Free YouthSpark Summer Camp for Kids

Free Google Online Summer Camp for Kids

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Free Summer Movies for Kids

Free Ten Marks Summer Math Program

Free Download of Taken eBook

Free Download of Paleo For Beginners eBook

Free Download of Lessons on Parenting eBook

Free Download of Half-Life / Die Already eBook

Free Download of You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes eBook

Free Download of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert Audiobook

Free Download of Editable Printable August 2015 Cleaning Calendar

Free Download of Homeschool Helps for Moms ($30 value)

Free Download of Wizard of Oz Printable Pack

Free Download of Printable First Day of School Signs

Free Download of Math Activity for Minion Fans

Free Download of Early Elementary Writing Freebies

Free Download of Printable Back to School Lunch Notes

Free Download of Rainy Day Activities Printables

Free Download of Printable Solar System Cards

Free Download of Adult Coloring Pages

Free Download of Kid-Friendly Recipes Cookbook

Free Download of Disney Descendants Activity Pages

Free Download of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories Audiobook

Free Download of Color Words Coloring Pages

Free Download of All-in-One Personal & Homeschool Planner

Have a Great Weekend!

Top Ten Restaurant and Retail Coupons this Weekend (8/7)

Aug 7, 2015

Here are the Top Ten Restaurant and Retail Coupons this weekend provided by Rachel at Surviving the Stores:

Top Restaurant Coupons:

1. Marie Callender’s – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Entree Off When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 8/26/2015)

2. Mimi’s Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 8/22/2015)

3. Smokey Bones – $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 8/9/2015)

4. Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 8/9/2015)

5. Steak Escape – Free Kids Meal When You Buy Any Sandwich, Fries & Drink (exp: 8/31/2015)

Top Retail Store Coupons:

1. Aeropostale – 30% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/9/2015)

2. Harbor Freight Tools – Free Batteries With $4.99 + Purchase (exp: 8/9/2015)

3. OfficeMax – $25 Off 2 HP Toners (exp: 8/8/2015)

4. Party City – 25% Off Summer Items (exp: 8/9/2015)

5. Sports Authority – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/8/2015)

Visit Rachel’s Restaurant Coupon Database and Retail Coupon Database for more coupons!

Sunday Newspaper Coupon Insert Preview 8/9

Aug 7, 2015

Check out which coupons will be in this Sunday's newspaper!

There will be TWO inserts in this Sunday’s newspaper – 1 Smartsource (SS) and 1 Redplum (RP).

Some great coupons to look forward to:

$4/1 Claritin Product
$6/1 Allegra Allergy
$10/1 Claritin Product
$5/2 Pampers Box Diapers or Pants
$3/1 Gillette, Venus or Daisy Disposable Razors
$2/1 L’Oreal Skincare Item
$1/1 L’Oreal Cosmetics Item
$1/1 Crest Mouthwash
$1/1 Garnier Cleanser
$1.50/1 Nutella Jar or Mini Cups

Remember, not all areas will receive the exact same coupons. My region might get a $1/2 coupon and yours might get a $1/1, or a 50¢/1 or not receive that coupon at all.

Sharpie Retractable Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers 8-Count Only $7.48 (Reg. $20.99)!

Aug 7, 2015

Sharpie Retractable Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers

Right now Amazon has these Sharpie Retractable Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers 8-Count on sale for only $7.48 (reg. $20.99)! Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or any order over $35.

  • Features easy one-handed advancing and retracting; no cap to remove or lose
  • Safety Seal valve design prevent marker dry-out and leakage
  • Quick-drying and nontoxic
  • Assorted colors

Does anybody else love the clicky Sharpies?! 😀 I already have an obsession with office supplies, but these are probably my all-time fave.

This is the lowest price they’ve ever been, so you’ll definitely want to grab yours now! Stock up for back to school! See more back to school deals here.

Amazon prices are subject to change without notice, so be sure to verify the final price at checkout.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

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Free Kid’s Activities – Weekend of 8/8

Aug 7, 2015

Check out all the fun activities that you and your children can do for FREE this weekend!

Apple Stores – Free Summer Camps for kids ages 8-12. Check out the details and how to sign up here.

Bowling – Kids can bowl for free at many bowling locations all over the country this summer. Head over here to see which bowling centers near you are participating.

Barnes & Noble – Join the Storytime and Activities featuring The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School at Barnes & Noble this Saturday (8/8) at 11 am. Look here for a store near you.

Google – Free Online Summer Camp for kids, geared towards ages 7-10. Check out the details and how to sign up here.

Groupon – Save up to 90% at restaurants and entertainment venues with Groupon!  Recently there was an awesome deal on Laser Tag at Shenanaginz Bowling Center!

Lakeshore LearningCreate a Keeping Cool! Door Hanger at Lakeshore Learning Store this Saturday (8/8) between 11 am – 3 pm.

Lowe’s – Build Hulk’s Tank at the Lowe’s Build & Grow clinic this Saturday (8/8) at 10 am.

Microsoft Stores – Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13. Check out the details and how to sign up here.

Reading – Check out this list of Summer Reading Programs for Kids for fun motivation to read more!

Roller Skating – Select roller skating rinks are participating in a Kids Skate Free program this summer.

Summer Movies – Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this summer. Lots of free offers available, along with some that charge just a few dollars.

Walmart – Enjoy Free Samples at Walmart this weekend – enter your zip code to see which samples are available at your store.

Have fun!

FREE One-Year Digital Subscription to Backpacker Magazine!

Aug 6, 2015

Backpacker Mag

Hurry and sign up for a FREE one-year digital subscription to Backpacker Magazine!

Backpacker Magazine is your source for gear reviews, outdoor skills information and advice, and destinations for backpacking, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Plan trips, download hikes, find gear, and learn outdoor and survival skills.

Hurry, these free magazine offers don’t usually last long.

Back To School Printable Coupons: Save $5 On Five Star Products!

Aug 6, 2015

Five Star

There are some new Back To School Printable Coupons available today! Print $5 worth of Five Star Products savings right now:

$1/2 Five Star Products Printable Coupon

$2/2 Five Star Reinforced Filler Paper Products Printable Coupon

$2/1 Five Star Binder Printable Coupon

And don’t forget to check out this week’s best Back To School Deals!