Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Year from Tips for Saving. 
Goodbye 2010 and Hello 2011!
Have fun and be safe!!

And congrats to our friends who are getting married on 1/1/11 :)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Boon Inc Giveaways: Hurry There is Still Time to Win!

Hurry There is Still Time to Win

Boon Inc is currently hosting a “Light up the New Year 7 days of Boon Giveaways” Facebook promotion to count down the new year.  All week long they will be giving away fantastic prizes to ring in the New Year. Each day they will post the prize on their facebook page. All you have to do is "like" the  Boon Page on facebook and comment on that days giveaway post to be entered to win.  So hurry up and comment on Boon Incs Facebook page for your chance to win.  Good luck Boon Fans!

If you are interested in learning more about Boon Inc please visit their Website

And check out my latest review of the Boon Inc Flo

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

FREE Recipe Books - All Shipped Free!

Here is the start of my master list of FREE Recipe Books that can be found under the FREEBIES Tab.  I just love getting new recipe books mailed to me, it helps with my meal planning and when I'm in a cooking rut I have many FREE places to look for inspiration.  Happy Cooking!

United Healthcare and Woman's Day Recipe Book *EXPIRED*

Healthy Cooking with Stock 1st Edition

Jiffy Recipe Book

Fresh Healthy Recipes A must have guide to natural and organic food (Use coupon code NEAFREE to get the book and shipping FREE)

Down Home Healthy Cooking Recipe Book by the National Cancer Institute

Easy Vegan Recipes

Holland House Recipe Book

Don't forget to pick up a Recipe Book Holder:  These are great when you don't have an extra hand in the kitchen. Keep cooking stress free!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Easy Cash

Are you looking for an easy way to get a little extra cash in your pocket?  If you have DVDs, CDs, and Video Games that you don't watch, listen to, or play anymore you can sell them for cash.  You know you have a few that are collecting dust, so here are a few places to get you started.

Check out:

DVD Pawn (we use this site)

Second Spin


These are all sites that you can sell your old unused movies, music, and games for cash or direct deposit into your paypal account.

Take a couple minutes to see what your stuff is worth... just type in the title or UPC code. 
Another option if you use frequently... they have a trade-in program.  You can trade in movies, games, books, and games for an gift card.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Boon Inc Flo Review

I was super excited when I found out that I was going to be able to review the Flo water deflector and protective faucet cover from Boon Inc. 

We already own the Frog Pod and absolutely love it (a bath toy scoop, drain, and fun storage all in one). 

Boon Inc is a wonderful company that makes high-quality, affordable, safe, BPA, phthalate and PVC free products for children.  Boon Inc has stated their quality and safety commitment on their website, “we design and manufacture products to meet or exceed all applicable U.S. government and state safety regulations, as well as applicable U.S. “voluntary” standards and international safety regulations and standards.” As a protective parent I make every effort to provide my children with safe products and Boon Inc’s commitment to safety gives me the comfort of knowing that I can provide my children with safe, fun and creative products.  The other amazing benefit of purchasing from Boon Inc is that they donate 10% of their profits to charity.

Boon Inc sent me the Flo water deflector and protective faucet cover with bubble bath dispenser to test and review for my readers.  Before we received the Flo we were using a plastic blow up faucet cover. The blow up cover was cute, but we had to constantly blow it up and re-position it over the faucet. It was always sliding off and ended up being more of a hassle.  The Boon Flo is so much better because it not only has the soft material to cushion from bumps and injuries; it stays in place and does not require constant attention. 

The Flo has so many great qualities apart from being a safe faucet cover.  When used correctly the Flo actually creates a fun waterfall which improves access to the water and helps alleviate stress on the back (my main issue when giving baths).  The waterfall also helps make hair rinsing easier and the kids love to run their fingers and toys through it. The waterfall is like a mini water park in the bathtub.  The Flo is designed in such a way that the access to your shower diverter is not blocked, so you will never have to remove the Flo to gain access.  The Flo also has a built in bubble bath dispenser.  All you do is pour your bubble bath into the compartment and then your kids can easily press the button to release the bubbles into the waterfall.  The best part about the Flo is that it has the easiest assembly ever – none! It has a spring activated grip and all you have to do is squeeze and place over your faucet.  So not only is it easy to put on, it is equally as easy to remove to get your cleaning done.

I love Boon Incs commitment to giving back to their community.  How great is it to find a company that not only gives back, but provides safe, affordable, high-quality, fun and creative products! This is a company that I respect and recommend to all my readers.

Please take the opportunity to check out:
Boon News blog:

keep up on all the latest news and information, provide your own feedback, and join in the Boon Community.

Boon’s Facebook Fan page:

-'like' Boon Inc on Facebook to take part in their daily giveaways (up until New Years)

Follow Boon on Twitter: 

*And Boon Inc has their new 2011 Product Catalog available to view on their website.  Go check out all the latest products at Boon Inc Catalog

I want to thank Boon Inc for sending me the Flo at no charge to review for my wonderful readers. The complimentary product has not affected my review in any way.  All opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pampers Gift to Grow Codes

Here are a few of the latest Gift to Grow Codes for the Pampers Reward Program.  Even if you do not use or buy Pampers it's still a great way to collect points, earn rewards, or to make donations. I like to collect my points all year and then use them to get free Christmas gifts and birthday gifts for my son.  Then I like to use all my leftover points to make a donation. My son is still using the diapers but all these extra codes help!

GTGWELCOME10PTS (10 points)

If you've found or discovered more codes please feel free to share!

Monday Blog Hop


Hi and Welcome to Tips for Saving.  Please join in on the fun and meet new bloggers or gain new followers.  If you are new please leave a comment so I can visit and follow you back.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Let the cleaning, cooking, and family fun begin!  I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday weekend!  It's snowing here so we are guaranteed a white Christmas :)

I can't wait to hear how everyone spent their weekend!  Did you continue a family tradition or did you start a new one? Did you travel to visit family, or did they come to you? 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FREE Coupon Networks

Here is a list of some great Coupon Networks.  I am a part of all these networks and have received numerous coupons and FREE product coupons for all kinds of great stuff.  Make sure you sign up and register at each site to ensure you get all the great deals and inside information!

Soft Scrub Club

Purex Insiders

Kraft First Taste

She Speaks

Pop Tart Sprinklings

General Mills Psst

Check these sites before grocery shopping for PRINTABLE COUPONS!

Smart Source

Red Plum


And don't forget to pick up a coupon folder to keep you organized!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shape-Ups Deal

I love the idea of Skechers Shape-Ups.  Who wouldn't want to get toned while walking?  Here are a couple of great deals on Shape-Ups! 

These will be the perfect gift for yourself after all the wonderful holiday eating and can help you with your New Years resolution to getting back into shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

Happy Walking!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AMC Movie Ticket Deal

Do you love going to the movies or do you need a gift for the movie lover in your life?  Click HERE to get the 2-Pack Silver Experience Tickets for only $15 that is a 14% discount (just type in AMC in the keyword search)!  Hurry and add to your cart before they are all gone!  My husband loves to go to the movies and we have saved tons of money by buying our tickets at discounted prices!

Or Click Here for more discounted tickets and gift cards!

Movie Tickets Set of 2

AMC Theatres Gift Card

Freebies: Crackers and Slim Fast

Head over to Facebook and "like" Ritz to grab your FREE sample of Ritz Crackerfuls!

Head over HERE to grab a FREE sample of Slim Fast Peanut Butter Crunch Bar (Sam's Club Membership Number Required).

Friday, December 17, 2010

Online Coupon Codes + Free 2day Shipping

Save 15% at NBA Store with code:  NBASLAM

Save 15% at SHOP.NHL.COM with code:  NHL15OFFINSERT

Save 20% at Bath&Body Works with code: SPECIAL20

Save 20% at Sports Authority with code: SAGIFT20

Save 20% at ECKO.COM with code:  ECKOGIFT

B1G1 50% off at NFLSHOP.COM with code:  TAKE2

For FREE 2day shipping all you have to do is sign up for a FREE 30 day trial at  Within the 30 days you can place as many orders as you'd like.  Cancel by the 29th day or you will be charged!  I've already used the free shipping at and  Both packages came in 2 days and it was great! Order now and still get your gifts by Christmas time!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, December 13, 2010

$5 Free + Easy Holiday Money

If you are looking for a way to make some extra cash this holiday season (or all year long) you have come to the right post.  I have been earning my extra spending money from Inbox Dollars.  It is very simple and there are so many different ways to earn money. Here a a few of the ways I've been earning money.

~Printing and Using Coupons (which we all do anyways)
~Writing Reviews through Viewpoints (which you can earn gift cards through viewpoints on qualifying reviews and $0.50 per review from Inbox= double bonus)!
~Product Testing
~Reading Email (1-3 a day, very quick to open, look at and close)
~Taking Surveys (These range in 5-30 mins, you choose which ones you want to do)
~Taking Online Quizzes (so easy and fun = $0.50 per quiz)
~Playing Games
~Cash Offers (Inbox dollars will offer you cash for signing up for various free  programs, companies, or products. Examples include; $8.00 for, $10.00 for Columbia House, $0.50 for a 14 day trial at 24 hour fitness, etc.)

Best of all if you sign up now they will give you $5 to start as a sign up bonus.  I have done my research on many different sites like this and this one has worked best for me.  I already earned my first check (they send you a check after you have reached $30, which is pretty easy do to).  So take a look and see if this is something for you.  It's an easy fun way to earn a little extra spending money.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pillow Pets Deal

Have you been searching for a deal on Pillow Pets - one of the hottest holiday gifts this year.  If you visit you will find some great deals on these lovable stuffed animals.  If you decide to order use coupon code christmas10 to get the discount.  Also, if you check out using your google account you can save even move (checkout price must be $60 or more).

Or check out these great deals (prices starting at $4.49) through - Don't forget you can get free shipping if you sign up for Amazon Prime! 

Friday Blog Hops

Let's Just Give It Away        Friend Finding Fridays
Hey everyone be sure to link up.  Blog hopping is a great way to find new blogs, make new friends, and gain more readers!  Have fun. 

Welcome to all of our new readers... please leave a comment so I can visit you!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 6, 2010


~ Print these 2 $5 off Hasbro game coupons and get the travel size versions for FREE at Target or for $0.24 and Walmart.  Games include Hungry Hippos, Elefun, Gator Gulf, Bop it Bounce, etc.  *Make sure to hit the back button to print 2 coupons from Bricks.

~ You can snag a FREE paperback book at with free shipping.  The book is Alex Details Revolution (Choose Your Destiny). Click the link to order your copy FREE: Alex Detail's Revolution (Choose Your Destiny)

~ FREE bottle of Excedrin Extra Strength or Migraine

~ 5 FREE samples of  Nescafe Tasters Choice

~  Free Christmas Music MP3 Downloads from
    Do You Hear What I Hear (Featuring Patrick Wilson)
   Timeless Christmas (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Sampler)
   Chacra World Music Holiday Sampler
   Carol of the Bells
   O Holy Night

~ Free Gas-X Prevention Sample from

Remember Freebies make great gifts or they can always be donated to those in need.

Fisher Price Dance Star Mickey

I was just out of town with my son visiting the grand parents. We were all out shopping and saw a Fisher Price Dancing Mikey Mouse 2 weeks ago on sale at Toys R Us.  They had tons of them on the shelf, but at the time we weren't sure we really wanted to purchase one.  Well a week later we decided we wanted to buy one for my sons birthday coming up and just like that they were SOLD OUT!  I couldn't believe that in just one week there was this huge Dancing Mickey craze.  We called every store and checked every website and nobody had a Dancing Mickey.  Also, I could not believe what I was seeing on ebay and other sites like it.  People are up selling these Dancing Mickey's for way to much (around $100).  Here are some tips on how to snag and save on a Fisher Price Dancing Mickey Mouse.

~ Call your local Toys R Us (or other store) before going to see if they are in stock.
~ If not in stock ask when the next shipment will come in. When the next shipment is due in make sure you are there when the store opens! It might even be worth it to ask where the display case is before getting there.
~ Use a 20% off coupon that comes stuck on the newsletter or in the coupon booklets offered in stores. (Toys R Us).
~ The Dancing Mickey is going for $59.99-$69.99 in stores.... DO NOT over pay for one on Ebay.
~ If you are unable to find one before your gift giving time.... I suggest offering an IOU (and go all out). Fisher price has all the Dancing Mickey songs, dances, and games available to view online. When you make your IOU, decorate it, put a time limit on it, and always end it with love, hugs, and kisses.  Items like this are always available after the holiday season so don't panic if you can't snag one before January.

If you are serious about purchasing a Dance Star Mickey and price is not a factor click here: