Friday, January 30, 2009


Its that time of year again! Some people hate it, I am one of those dumbos that lets the government take their money throughout the year so I love tax time.

Well I have been a TurboTax faithful user for 3 years, but I couldn't resist this deal and I jumped ship.

TaxACT is super easy to use, and for just $11.90 you can EFile your Federal AND State returns! I had mine done in about an hour tonight and I have already figured out how I am spending my return :)

Get started HERE.

How are you spending your returns? I hope you get to carve at least a little fun money out of it!

Extra 50% off Old Clearance

Deep Discounts online at OLD NAVY. This online only deal is good through Monday. Enter code HALFOFF, and get an additional 50% off their lowest clearance price.

There are some insane deals!

Adorable Halloween & Christmas jumpers for babies. Know anyone pregnant? This would be a great shower gift! I bought holiday clothes on clearance for my nephew and when he arrived he had a slew of cute holiday themed goodies that I paid pennies for.

This is only $1 after discount!

How about something for you? This shirt is only $2 after discount!

There is a ton more for all sizes and shapes, but act fast! Shipping is a $7 flat rate, and items can be returned in the store.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Feature - Freebie Wednesday!

Wednesday = Freebie Day here at funkycheapskatemama
Every Wednesday I will scour the web and bring you the best freebies around, so make sure you check in every week to see what you can get for free!

These are all limited time offers, and while I will try and delete dead links I may not catch them all.

Free coffee all day at Panera Bread TODAY ONLY Details are HERE

Free Diet Dr. Pepper HERE The first 2million registrants can print a coupon for a free 20oz or free 2liter of Diet Dr. Pepper

Free Sample of Total Cranberry Crunch Cereal. Sign up HERE

Free Water testing Kit from Diamond Crystal. Sign up and request kit HERE

Free breakfast at IKEA this weekend Fri 1/30-Sun 2/1 until 1030am. Details and exclusions HERE

Free sample of Astroglide Premium X lube. Sign up HERE

Enjoy these freebies!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Free Movie Rental - Redbox

Every week I will try and post a code for a free Redbox rental. This one is good for Monday ONLY.

If you have never heard of Redbox, start HERE

Redbox is great if the locations are convenient for you. Sometimes its a pain to lug the kids into the grocery store just to return a movie, but I have just located a box outside at a gas station a couple of blocks from my sons preschool that is much more convenient. Rental charges are $1 for 1 day. You pay $1 for each additional day you have the movie.

So without further ado.... Here is today's code: 57VH9L
It expires at midnight.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

HOT DEAL ALERT **$10 off $10 Oriental Trading**

Yes, most of this stuff is straight off the container ship from China... I know, I know.

But, this a great place for potty training bribes, birthday party gift bag trinkets, and holiday decorations. Make sure your purchase is over $10, even if its just $10.25.

USE KEY CODE AVA910 at Shipping is $6.99 on orders under $25

Happy saving!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

On hiatus...

My deal hunting is on hold for a few days! My husband and I are the lucky recipients of 2 tickets to the inauguration of Barack Obama (free). We are staying on the floor of a good friend (free), but I did purchase some sleeping bags yesterday on clearance at Target for only $7.44 each!

I anticipate a lot of standing, and a lot of freezing.... But I am honored to be a part of this historic day and I would stand in the pouring rain if I had to.

Happy saving! Happy Inauguration!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Double Coupons at KMart up to $2

Only 2 days left to save big at KMart with their Super Double Coupons, where they will double manufacturers coupons up to $2! Tons of items are free or pennies if you plan your trip well.

So bust out your coupon stash, and if you don't have one - What on earth are you waiting for? I swear with this economy I have seen at least double the amount of people using coupons from when I started a couple of years ago.

Here is a great site to preview what coupons will be in your Sunday paper, and they also have archives to see which coupons ran in the past. Taylor Town Preview is a great tool for anyone interested in couponing.

Its a little late for this promotion, but I will try and give more notice for next time... But you can order coupons that you want more of, or missed. I use this site The Coupon Master Their rates are super low, shipping is fair and they are super fast.

I have heard of a couple of KMarts not participating, so you may want to call. Also, please note that KMart does not double internet printed coupons.

Happy Saving!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cheap Date Idea - McCormick & Schmicks

Yes, you read that right! Cheap and McCormick & Schmicks together. The bar menu at McCormick & Schmicks may just be my favorite deal ever. It is a bar menu, so splurge on a sitter and save on the dinner. The menu may vary slightly by locations and maybe even by season but the price points are still the same. Here is a sampling from my visit to the Providence location last month.
***FOR $1.95***
Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Fries (Awesome)
Spicy Rice Balls with Creamy Tomato Sauce (Delish!)
Potato Croquettes with Pomodoro Sauce and Fresh Mozarella
Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips
Cheese Quesadilla with Sour Cream and Pico de Gallo (Huge)
Parmasean Garlic Fries with Sherry Mayo
Cheeseburger with French Fries
Hummus with Warm Pita Bread and Olive Oil
Mini Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Bacon and Tomato
**For $3.95**
Loaded Cheese Fries with Cheddar Bacon and Sour Cream
Pulled Pork Sliders with Cheddar and French Fries
Southwest Seafood Cakes with Sherry Mayo
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Jasmine Rice
**For $4.95**
Steamed Mussels in White Wine Garlic Broth
Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese
Shrimo Scampi Crostini with White Wine Garlic and Roma Tomatoes
Calamari Spiders with Sherry Mayo

Check HERE to see if there are locations near you!

At this price, it seems to be a tapas menu. I assure you it is not. My mom, sister and I had way too much food and we were at the bar with all these giant plates. It was quite a scene. There are tables around the bar at our location, but they are first come first served. We had tickets to a show and couldn't wait for one, but the bar service was just lovely.

There is a minimum $2.50 beverage purchase and the hours are a little bizarro. Please check your location before going.
Sun-Thurs 330p-630p AND 10p-mid
Fri&Sat 330p-6p AND 10p-mid


Monday, January 12, 2009

HOT DEAL ALERT **Cheap Strollers**

AlbeeBaby has the Fisher Price Safe Voyage Stroller on sale! This seat is actually made by Britax and usually sells for $139, but it is only $39.99

Buy it in Circus Dot(shown) HERE

Or in Circus Plaid Red HERE

Shipping is a flat rate $4.95!

Features of the Stroller are listed as
  • Wide Wheel Stance
  • Accommodates children up to 40 pounds
  • 5 point safety harness
  • Child tray with cup holder and snack area
  • Adjustable canopy with window, multi-position backrest
  • Convenient one-hand fold - self-standing while collapsed
  • Soft, plush seating area and leg rest
Brought to you by Britax - the car seat specialists known for quality and safety. Enjoy strolling baby with the Safe Voyage stroller, which is compatible with the Safe Voyage infant restraint as a travel system. This stroller is packed with convenient features such as a lightweight chassis that folds compactly to transport, a generous basket, comfortable foam grips, and parent and child trays. On the side of safety, a 5-point harness, head barrier, brakes, and wide wheel stance are standard items. Comfort is foremost with the incorporation of a fully suspended chassis.

This is probably last years style, so quantities are limited. I will try my best to update as soon as this deal is dead.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

HOT DEAL ALERT *** Free Calendar ***

My good friends at Shutterfly are giving away free Poster Calendars this week only. You only pay $5 to ship!

This is not their typical photo calendar, the one I order for everyone but myself for Christmas every year... So I might just splurge on a calendar poster for myself at this price. It is a 16x 20 poster and can hold up to 8 photos, with several designs to choose from. It is regularly priced at $19.99!

Order yours HERE

Code is FREECALENDAR Existing customers can sign in through this link and take advantage of the offer too!

Not too shabby for $5! If you have a free ship code, give it a shot too.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

HOT DEAL ALERT! Magazines! is offering 2 great magazines for only $2 a year! You can prepay for up to 3 years to secure this price. Please note, the discount DOES NOT show until check out. It will show as $10 until the very end.

Family Fun magazine description from their site:
FamilyFun magazine dishes up crafts, recipes, party ideas and more. Enjoy boredom-defying activities in over 180 splashy, colorful pages. Geared toward parents with young children, this energetic magazine promises to enrich the lives of families. Offering a "we've been there, we know" sort of comfort to parents, folksy first-person articles let parents know they're not alone. A sense of community is expanded further in the "My Great Idea" section--culled from readers' letters--that suggests kid-tested ideas for everything from summer games to rainy-day projects. Homeschoolers will find plenty to ponder as well--a winter issue, for example, describes how a snowflake takes shape, then suggests a paper snowflake-making project. Reviews of digital games, books, videos, and DVDs, written by industry experts, help parents feel up to the minute. FamilyFun is positively inspirational to parents who want to shake up the routine and keep the magic in a family.

Order your subscription HERE

Wondertime magazine is one of my favorites! Here is the description from their site:
WONDERTIME is a magazine from the editors of FamilyFun dedicated to helping parents nurture their children's love of learning. A blend of how and why, WONDERTIME inspires moms of infants through 6-year-olds to see the world through the eyes of their children, and to celebrate the wonder of this all-too-fleeting time. WONDERTIME mixes playful activities and everyday adventures with compelling insights into the fascinating ways children develop physically, socially, intellectually, creatively, and emotionally.

Order your subscription HERE
As always with my deals, get 'em while they are HOT! They may not be around tomorrow.

Thursday, January 8, 2009



Graco Mosaic Stroller, normally $109 is on for only $30.00
Buy it HERE and get free shipping!

This is an awesome price for a decent mid sized stroller. Color is Ionic.

Get it while its hot!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Years Resolutions!

What is yours?

Mine is to actually blog, instead of just thinking about it. And save more money of course!

I am currently working some crazy deals at our local grocery store Shaws. They are having a promotion on Proctor & Gamble (pampers, tide) products and General Mills (cheerios).
Spend $30 and get $15 towards your next purchase! It also overlaps with a Baby promotion that if you spend $25 on baby products (hello Pampers!) you get $5 towards your next trip.

So without any coupons here is how it works out. If you have coupons, the deals are even sweeter!

3 Jumbo packs of Pampers on sale at $10each = $30
Get $15 back + $5 back towards your next trip.
Next trip
3 Jumbo packs of Pampers for $30
-$20 in coupons....
$10 out of pocket, with $20 more in coupons for trip 3.....
and so on and so on and shoobie doobie doo...

I currently have about 15 boxes of cheerios, 15 jumbo packs of pampers and enough Tide and Bounty for quite a while.

Stockpiling things we need will help since I am the latest victim of jobloss due to a shitty economy. YAY!