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$5 off $5+ at American Eagle Outfitters – shopkick promo


If you have the shopkick application on your Android phone or iPhone, you can get a $5 off $5+ at any American Eagle Outfitters Store through January 23.

I stopped by American Eagle Outfitters and they have some items on clearance, including jewelry for around $6.50.

There is also a Macy’s coupon – $10 off $50 (excludes Super Buys and Specials).

You just redeem the coupon at the stores by showing them your phone screen.

Not familiar with shopkick? Read what I wrote about them when they had the free Diet Dr. Pepper promo at Target.

Sunflower Farmers Market – Dallas celebration (1/15)

Sunflower Farmers Market

I mentioned yesterday that Newflower Farmers Market is changing its name to Sunflower Farmers Market. I stopped by there today to pick up some produce (the 6 for $1 Texas grapefruit are delicious, by the way), and received a flyer about the name change celebration.

Mark your calendar to attend the official name change celebration that will be held on Saturday, January 15 from 1-4PM (the website says 11-2, but the flyer states 1-4).

The event will include:

– Delicious samples
– Live entertainment
– Chance to win free groceries and other great prizes
– Kids’ Face Painting, Balloon Artist & crafts

The store is located on Henderson west of Greenville. It looks like all Texas stores will have name change events on 1/15, so check your store’s event calendar if you live in Bee Cave or Austin.

DFW Newflower/Sunflower Farmers Markets – double ad day today!

Sunflower Farmers Market

I read in a recent EatGreenDFW Newsletter that Newflower Farmers Market is changing the name of its three Texas stores to Sunflower Farmers Market today.

Sunflower Farmers Market is the actual name of the store, but there was a name conflict when they moved into the Texas market, hence the “Newflower” name.

Today is Double Ad Day at Sunflower Farmers Market! This means you can get both last week’s and this week’s specials today.

While these deals are for the Dallas location, I noticed while in Colorado last month that the sale items were pretty much the same as what was in the Dallas ad. Be sure to check your store’s ad to see the specials. Sunflower Farmers Market has stores in AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, TX, and UT.


Hass Avocados – 3 for $1.00*
Red or Green Cabbage – 2 lbs. for $1.00*
Organic Large Celery – $0.99/lb*
Collard, Mustard, Turnip or Kale – $1.00/bunch
Cauliflower or Broccoli Crowns – $1.00 each
Organic Salad Varieties – 50% off

Organic Fuji or Jonagold Apples – $0.99/lb*
Organic Gala Apples – $1.00/lb
Organic Anjou, Bosc or Red Pears – $1.77/lb*
Minneola Tangelos – $0.77/lb
Navel Oranges – $0.77/lb
Texas Rio Red Grapefruit – 6 for $1.00


New York Strip Steak – $4.97/lb*
Large Lobster Tails – $4.97 each (4 oz)*
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs – $1.99/lb (family pack)*
Ultimate Chicken Sale – family packs of boneless skinless chicken breast, thighs & drumsticks, chicken tenders and boneless, skinless thighs are 50% off


— PopChips are $1.50 each this week. You can get these for only $0.50/bag if you printed the $1.00 coupon on Facebook. We can’t eat these, so I didn’t get the coupon and it looks like it’s no longer available.

— If you get Optimum Wellness Magazine, the November-December 2010 issue has a $1.00/1 Lundberg coupon in it. You can use it to get free Lundberg Rice Cakes this week. Unfortunately it looks like this magazine is only available to shoppers of King Soopers (Colorado), City Market (Colorado), QFC (Seattle), Frys (Arizona) and Ralphs (California) so Texas readers won’t be able to find these coupons.

* Sale prices end today

$5 off coupon for $5+ at Hallmark

Hallmark Coupon

Print this $5 off $5+ coupon for Hallmark Gold Crown stores, good 12/3-12/5/10.

You can also find $5 off coupons in these magazines:

– Family Circle
– Food Network Magazine
– Martha Stewart Living
– Midwest Living
– O, The Oprah Magazine
– Real Simple
– Redbook
– Scholastic Parent & Child
– Woman’s Day

Thanks Chitown Cheapskate.

Coupon: $25 at Mattel Toy Outlet for only $12.50 (Dallas & Fort Worth locations)

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about the Mattel Toy Outlet.

Tonight I saw that Ad Pages is offering a $25 coupon for the Dallas and Fort Worth stores for only $12.50!

If you are planning to buy Mattel toys, including Barbie, Fisher Price, Polly Pockets, Hot Wheels, etc., this coupon may come in handy. And you can buy up to four coupons that can all be used in the same transaction! You can redeem them from 11/28/10 through 11/26/11.

Learn more, or buy the coupon.

Some Black Friday Deals: Children’s Place, Bed Bath & Beyond, Half Price Books

I stopped by the Park Lane (Dallas) Whole Foods Market today and decided to drive by the stores in the area when I left. Old Navy was open but didn’t look busy. Then I saw that the Children’s Place had signs up in their windows announcing “50% off entire store – today only!” I just checked online and the site states stores will offer 30% off everything until noon. I am 99% sure the signs at the Park Lane location stated “50% off”, so if you’re in need of kids’ clothes, you might stop by your local Children’s Place store to see what discount they are offering.

UPDATE: I just received an email stating that all Children’s Place OUTLET store sales are 50% off. I did not realize the Park Lane store was considered an “outlet”.

I also noticed the Bed Bath and Beyond on Park Lane had a large banner out front stating from 5AM – 10AM, customers will receive 20% off their entire purchase. So if you usually save up the 20% off coupons and make individual purchases at BBB, this would be the time to go get everything in one shopping trip. Their Website states this is available at all locations, but there are exclusions. Get the details.

The Christmas Tree Shops (part of the Bed Bath and Beyond family) is also offering 20% off your entire purchase.

Half Price Books is offering 20% off sale to those who shop before 10AM on Friday. The stores open at 7AM. The first 100 customers will receive a tote bag and $5 gift card, with one person getting a $100 gift card. Details here.

I am not excited about this year’s Black Friday sales. I have seen many of these items listed as “super deals” for less money during other times of the year. In addition to the places listed above, I plan to check out JoAnns, World Market (get a free ornament), Michael’s and some of the office supply stores.

You can set up your Black Friday shopping list by selecting items at each store that you want to purchase and then print the list by going to Black Friday Ads. You will need to register to create your list.

My Favorite Road Trip: The Coast of Ireland – 1992

During my junior year of college, I studied in Toulouse, France where I lived for approximately 10 months. During each break, I took a road trip (or a train trip) to visit other areas of France, as well as other countries in Europe. One of those road trips was a week-long drive with my grandmother along the eastern, southern and western coasts of Ireland.

It was spring break and my grandmother flew alone to Dublin from Southern California. We met at the airport baggage area prior to going to the rental car office.

We decided prior to our arrival that I would drive since the Irish drive on the left side of the road. We agreed that if there was an issue, my reflexes might be better suited for quick action.

I planned out the entire trip – mapping out our stops at the traditional tourist hot spots as well as the lesser known areas along the route. I also selected the hotels, restaurants and rental car company. But there was one thing I forgot to do… check the minimum age requirements for renting cars in Ireland. I had just turned 21.

When we arrived at the car rental office, the employee informed us that I was too young to rent a car. He said he didn’t want to see two American women on the front page of the morning’s newspaper for causing a car accident “or worse”. I told him if he didn’t let me drive, then the chances would be much greater that he would see us in the paper. And with that, he allowed me to rent the car as long as I promised to drive slowly and cautiously.

Unfortunately before we even left Dublin, my grandmother became ill and did not feel like exiting the car at any of the stops except for one, but she insisted we still make the drive. So at each stop, I hopped out, took some photos and jumped back in the car so we could end the day early and she could rest. It was a good thing I was allowed to be the primary driver on the car or we may have been stuck in Dublin for the entire week!

Here’s a photo of my grandmother waiting in the car:

Ireland Road Trip

I do have a couple of photos of her outside of the car somewhere, but I am not sure where I put them.

Even though we did not get to spend much time at any of the stops, we did get to view the beautiful scenery that changed so dramatically as we drove south along the eastern coast from Dublin, along the southern coast and then up the western coast before heading back across the middle of Ireland to Dublin. One minute, the land was a lush green with lots of vegetation. The next, it was a barren field of rocks. And then almost as suddenly, the landscape changed yet again to rugged cliffs with crashing waves below.

Here are some photos from the trip:

Ireland Road Trip
Ireland Road Trip
Ireland Road Trip
Ireland Road Trip

We also received reminders along the way to slow down and enjoy the scenery, including one time when a family of sheep ran for more than 20 minutes in front of our car as I drove less than five miles an hour behind them!

Ireland Road Trip

Only once along the trip did I have any issues driving on the left side of the road. On one stretch of two lane country “highway”, whenever someone passed a slower car, the driver would come into my lane and expect me to move into the shoulder. I did so initially to avoid head-on collisions, but then noticed other drivers did the same thing so I realized it must have been a rule of the road or a courtesy thing. I wanted occasionally to steer to the right during these situations, but kept the car rental guy’s voice in my head and kept telling myself he would not see us on the front page of the newspaper!

Despite my grandmother not being well enough to fully enjoy the trip, exploring a foreign country by car was a wonderful way for us to spend some one-on-one time together. My grandmother passed away five years ago and our trip is a memory I will always cherish.

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Discount Tire blogging program, making me eligible to receive a $50 gift card and be entered for a chance to win a prize valued at $1,000. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Presto LeverEdge at Tuesday Morning

I saw the Presto LeverEdge at Tuesday Morning several months ago. I thought it looked like it might be useful, but then talked myself out of buying one because 1) I really had no particular need to cut hard items and 2) I don’t have room for more gadgets that I won’t use regularly.

Well, now that it’s fall and I have discovered some wonderful ways to prepare squash and pumpkin, I found that I became nervous whenever I had to cut open a butternut or spaghetti squash. The knife regularly slips and I had visions of slicing into my finger or worse.

So I decided to stop by Tuesday morning to see if they still had any of the Presto LeverEdge product in stock. They do!! Tuesday Morning sells them for $19.99. You can buy them on for $30 plus $10 shipping, so the Tuesday Morning price was 50% less!

I wasn’t sure if the product would work as advertised, but I decided it was worth a try. Tonight I cut into two butternut squash and a pumpkin and loved using this product! It is well worth the $20 for the peace of mind I had when cutting into the produce. The knife cannot come out once inserted in the vertical knife holder.

Presto LeverEdge

When cutting longer items, like butternut squash, the knife does not go all the way through. In fact, the end of the knife does not touch the cutting board. I needed to turn the squash upright to finish cutting through. This is a little inconvenient, but not annoying.

Presto LeverEdge

I was able to cut the tops off of the butternut squash using the LeverEdge, but I was not able to cut the top off of the pumpkin for some reason. I used a regular knife to cut off the top of the pumpkin, and then I used the LeverEdge to cut the pumpkin in half.

Presto LeverEdge

The LeverEdge folds for storage. I wish there was a place to store the knives and blade protector though.

Presto LeverEdge
Presto LeverEdge

You can watch a video of this product on the site.

If you plan to prepare squash or pumpkin recipes or you slice bread regularly and worry about knife slippage, look for this product at Tuesday Morning and save yourself the anxiety!

Note: I received no form of compensation for this post. I am sharing my opinion on this product because I like it and will be using it a lot this fall, and I found it at a good price!

Small Business Saturday: Get $25 credit on your Amex card on 11/27

Small Business Saturday - American Express - November 27

Spend $25 or more using your registered American Express card at a small business in your community on Saturday, November 27 and receive a $25 statement credit!

Learn more and enroll if you would like to participate. This promotion is only available to the first 100,000 to register and you can only enroll one card (in case you have more than one American Express card).

Be sure to read all the terms and conditions. In order to receive the credit, you must purchase from an independently owned small businesses that accepts the American Express Card. You will not receive the credit if you make an online purchase or purchase from a large national chain store, franchised business or a government agency.

You can also access the form via their Facebook page.

Do you own a small business? Get $100 of free advertising on Facebook.

My sister told me about this deal… thanks Steph!

Michaels: $0.99 game deal

Cheap Games at Michaels

I stopped by Michaels today on Greenville in Dallas and found several games that were marked down to $0.99 each.

In addition to the games pictured above, they also had chess, checkers, and a few other games. The Jenga-style game was the only one that I scanned that wasn’t on clearance.

I got the Kidz Cardz (four card) game because the words are in English and French. My daughter studies both languages, so even though she has the card games already, I thought it was worth the $0.99 to get a set with French words. I got “Teasers” because there are seven games that look like they would be good travel games.

Any of the games would make good stocking stuffers! I’m not sure if all Michaels stores marked down these games. I happened to spot them while looking for paint…. they were not in the store’s clearance area.

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