Saturday, August 19, 2017

Double Dip Savings on Nature Valley at Shaws

Remember the other day when I told you about all the paper coupon-less ways to save? Here's a prime example!

Clip the

Activate the
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO (2) BOXES any flavor/variety 5 COUNT OR LARGER Nature Valley™ Granola Bars, Nature Valley™ Biscuits, OR Nature Valley™ Granola Cups using the SavingStar app*+

=you'll pay for 1 box out of pocket, then get $1 deposited into your SavingStar account!

*Both My Mixx and SavingStar can be used on a computer or with their respective apps on a Smartphone

+As of 8/24/17, you'll need to scan your Shaws receipt and submit it to SavingStar manually; prior to that, just use your My Mixx account number and the savings will automatically be added in a few days

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Adopt, Don't Shop! Caturday Special: Clear the Shelters Day 8/19

Owning a pet is an expensive endeavor. They're like children - you need to feed them, toilet them, take them to the doctor's, buy them toys.... it all adds up. So why on earth would someone want to dole out more money by buying a pet when you can get great pets through adoption!?

And it just so happens that today is National Clear the Shelters Day! NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.

Based on the available data, American Humane estimates the following startling statistics about animal euthanasia:

  • In 1997, roughly 64 percent of the total number of animals that entered shelters were euthanized — approximately 2.7 million animals in just 1,000 shelters that responded to a voluntary survey. These animals may have been euthanized due to overcrowding, but may also have been sick, aggressive, injured or suffering from something else.
  • 56 percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.
  • Approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008.

If you are even the slightest bit considering adding a fur-baby to your family, remember: 

Adopt, Don't Shop!

Some shelters are even waiving adoption fees in honor of Clear the Shelters Day!

If you happen to pick up a cute and fuzzy squish, like my nugget above, Zoe, and don't want to spend a half hour in the food aisle of the pet supply store trying to figure out which type is the best, check out

The fabulous team at researched 1,759 cat food formulas, spent months analyzing the cat food industry, and surveyed 97 veterinary professionals, as well as hundreds of devoted cat owners. Despite felines’ complicated dietary needs, they ultimately put together a guide that identified 9 formulas that contained high-quality, risk-free ingredients.

Looking more for dog food? They put in just as much time and effort analyzing that too! Ten people on their team dedicated full-time work to this project, investing over 1,400 hours!!

Feel free to send me a snapshot of your beloved furry!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Free Admission to Over 125 National Parks

The National Park Service turned 100 years old in 2016! Celebrate the start of their second century by visiting a park in 2017. During 10 days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming entrance fee–free dates in 2017:

August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 30: National Public Lands Day
November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

National parks are America’s Best Idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Fee-free days make parks accessible to more people. However, national parks are always economical, with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. For more information about the variety of discounted passes available, please visit the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass page.

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Ladies' Top Blow Out Sale - $8.99 ea (Reg. $42)

Sadly, summer is almost over. But that means great end of summer clearance!

Checkout these cute tops on super discount at Jane. Regularly $42 but now only $8.99 each!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Back to School Deals at Kohl's - Double Dip on Savings

Kohl's is a great place to stack coupons and savings to get the best deals. Right now, there are several opportunities to save loads of money while back to school shopping.

Friends & Family 20% Off - expires 8/20
-print your coupon for in-store use here
-use promo code SAVER at checkout online

$10 off $50 Back to School purchase - expires 8/20
(shoes; junior's, young men's & kids' clothing; character backpacks; & junior's accessories)
-print your coupon for in-store use here
-use promo code BTS10 at checkout online

And until 8/20, get $10 in Kohl's cash for every $50 you spend!

Here are a few of my faves:

ASICS GEL-Flux 4 Women's Running Shoes - Reg. $99.99
On sale for $79.99
$10 off $50 back to school -$10
Friends & Family 20% Off - $14
Use In Store Pick up - free
Total: $55.99 out of pocket

-Get back $10 in Kohl's cash
Grand total=$45.99 total

Young Men's Graphic Tees - Reg.$15
On sale for 2/$20

Mix & Match to buy 6 = $60
$10 off $50 back to school -$10
Friends & Family 20% Off - $10
Total: $40 out of pocket, or $6.67 per T-shirt
*Add a few more small items to your cart to push it over the $50 thresh hold and get $10 in Kohl's cash!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

20% Off Squishy Mats - Perfect for Pets

So... what exactly is a Squishy Mat?!

Squishy Mats contain almost one inch of Memory Foam - also known as the low resistance polyurethane foam developed by NASA in the 1960s. The surface of each mat is covered by a super soft, micro-flannel fabric and is backed with a nonslip rubber grid. Each mat is durable, sturdy and designed for life on the move.

Squishy mats come in three sizes:

16x32" The Skinny Mini - perfect for little dogs with big personalities and a nice way to protect "their" spot on the couch from hair - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.
3x3' Little Squishy - The Little Squishy fits perfectly in the back of most vehicles, keeping your automobile clean and your fur babies comfortable - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.
4x4' Big Squishy - Let's face the dog is just gonna steal the Squishy Mat from you and your little one. The Big Squishy is truly made with everyone in mind, but buy Scooby Too his own mat and be sure to pick one up for yourself - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.

My Readers Save 20% Off with code SQUISHYPETS on all sized Squishy Mats - Because Squishy Mats are for EVERYONE!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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20% Off Gifts for Girls - mermaid, emoji, diva and more!

Believe it or not, Christmas isn't that far away! If my calculations are correct, there are only 130 days until that magical holiday. I've already written out my list of gift recipients and have been racking my brain for ideas. If you're looking for unique gifts for the little lady in your life, look no further.

SmitCo offers quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12.  hey have several different locked diary sets for girls in Emoji, Diva and Mermaid themes, as well as scrapbook, nail and play dress up sets and party favors and to offer hours of fun.

If you're looking more for some glitz and glam, SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls - all packed in cute gift boxes.

My niece, Elin, will be turning 9 in February and is a super girly girl with an obsession with mermaids. I absolutely love shopping for her - arts and crafts are one of her favorite activities so I'm always looking for unique and interesting craft sets for her. We gave her this fabulous mermaid themed Scented Secret Scrapbook for her First Communion and she just loved it!

Interested in shopping for your little lady? Find all the great products here. I trust you will find some or all gifts here for the princesses on your list!

To make shopping even more fun, my readers get to save!

Get 20% Off Entire Cart Of Gifts! Go to: and use coupon code N3CQD6AE at checkout!

Leave a comment to let me know what you end up picking up!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Thrifty Thursday: Couponing with Technology

I must admit that I am simply too frugal to regularly buy ink for my home printer. This means I often don't get in on those great deals that require printable coupons. But that doesn't mean I can't find other great ways to save.

In fact, I just tallied up my earnings - I'm at $311.64 between all my apps!

Here are just some of my favorite ways to coupon using technology. This is especially helpful if you have a Smartphone, although some of these apps can be used on a computer.

I'll post more next week!

Ibotta is an app for your smartphone that lets you get cash back through rebates on products you buy at the stores. I usually use this mostly for groceries, but you can get money back on alcohol, household products at home improvement stores and even clothing at department stores! You can even 'stack' these savings with store and manufacturer's coupons!

It's 100% free to sign up.
You can earn cash back 3 different ways: buying at the store and scanning your receipts; linking your store's loyalty card; and shopping online through Ibotta.

You earn actual money, not points to redeem! Once you've racked up at least $20, you can request a payment to Paypal or Venmo, or you can order one of their available gift cards.

Sign up with my referral link and cash in your first rebate and you'll get $10 deposited in your account to get you started!

SavingStar, which can be used on a computer or through its app, allows you to clip rebate-like ecoupons for groceries and home-goods products. You pay out of pocket, but then the value of the ecoupon will be put in your SavingStar account after purchase.

You must activate the ecoupon prior to purchasing in order to get the money in your account. To earn savings at some stores, like CVS and Stop & Shop, you link your loyalty card information and use it when you shop. For others, such as Target and Walmart, you just scan in your receipt. SavingStar's ecoupons can be stacked with store and manufacturer's coupons!

Cash out once you save $5 - get it directly deposited into your bank or PayPal account or donate it to charity!

Checkout 51 
Checkout 51
Checkout 51 can be used on a computer or through its app. It is similar to Ibotta in that are submitting for rebates. Unlike ibotta, which requires you to purchase certain products at certain stores, most of Checkout 51's rebates are not store-specific, however, the receipt must be itemized.

Cash out once you save $20 and get a spiffy check in the mail!

My husband and I are very much into craft beers, but they are so costly! BevRAGE has helped take the sting out of our liquor store trips.

BevRAGE is a free app that allows you to get cash back on your purchase of alcohol and mixers - wine, beer and spirits - both at retail establishments as well as bars and restaurants. Some rebates are brand specific, while others are generic - for example, get $3 back on any 12-pack beer purchase. You must have an itemized receipt, whether from a store or a restaurant, in order to cash in a rebate.

BevRAGE is currently undergoing some maintenance - the last I used it, my earnings were immediately depositing into my PayPal account as I earned them. However, you may have to accumulated $20 now in order to cash out.

Shaw's My Mixx
If you shop at Shaw's, then you definitely need to get a free My Mixx account. You can log-on either on a computer or through their app using your phone number as your login. My Mixx is the closest to shopping with coupons, except no manual clipping involved!

Before shopping, "clip" the ecoupons that match what you plan to purchase. When you shop with your My Mixx account number, the coupon value is automatically deducted at checkout. Keep in mind that My Mixx coupons count as manufacturer's coupons, so you cannot stack with other manufacturer's coupons, nor do these coupons double like regular paper coupons often do.

Target Cartwheel
Target Cartwheel is probably one of the most well-known technology-based savings programs out there right now. It can be used either online or via the app. It's similar to My Mixx - clip your coupons prior to purchase, then have the cashier scan your barcode - either on the app or printed out - and your discounts will be taken off at checkout.

Just like to meander the store? You can scan items' UPC codes with your phone and Cartwheel will let you know if there's a coupon available for it!

The best part? Target Cartwheel has so much stacking potential!
Cartwheel coupon +
Target Store coupon +
Manufacturer’s coupon =

Come back next week for a few more of my favorite technology-based savings methods!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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