Penny Pincher Gazette – Save Time and Money



I’ve spoken in the past about how much money can be saved online or in store with the right coupons,but like many of you, I don’t always take advantage of the savings. Why? Well, it comes down to time and hassle factor. If I’m in a hurry, I just don’t take the time to search out a coupon for what I’m looking for.Then I get home and kick myself because I could have kept more of my money if I would have just looked around first. But sometimes I just can’t spend time going from site to site.  Luckily I just found Penny Pincher Gazette. A coupon aggregate site where I can search for high value coupons and print them on the spot. Plus, I can even download some coupons to my store loyalty cards! With six distribution partners,, Coupon Network, SmartSource, RedPlum, SavingStar and Cellfire you are bound to find what you need! Founded in 2006, they have over a million members now! Including me!

Nowadays there are more families than ever turning to coupons to stay on track budget wise and finding an easy streamlined place to get all your discount coupons (for free, no membership fees, btw!) is almost a must! Whether you bank your savings for a family trip, spend it on a little splurge or even use it to pay down debt- $10,$20 or $30 a month in savings can really add up!

For instance, I decided to see what I could have used on our last shopping trip…and I’m a little ticked off that didn’t take advantage!

I could have saved:

$1.00 on Garnier Shampoo

$1.00 on Curel

$4.00 on my NightGaurd

$3.00 on Covergirl

$ 9.00! And that’s just on the makeup and personal items I bought! I didn’t even go through the food I purchased. 

They have made it easy since I can search by category, like “breakfast”  or “household” as well as by brand name or even by store.

I’m making a very late resolution for 2013.  I vow not to go shopping- online or to town without first checking if there is a coupon for anything on my list!!

What about you? Do you check for coupons before you shop? Why or why not?

“This post was sponsored and Double Duty Divas. While I was compensated to write this post, all opinions are 100% mine.”

Sear's Holiday Blast Week 4 #HOLIDAY2012 # spons

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and that’s never more evident than during the holiday season. Eggnog, turkey, pies, cookies and gingerbread–the list of holiday treats goes on and on. You find yourself standing in front of your stove, peering into your fridge, and loading your dishwasher so much more than normal.


If you already have great appliances this is no problem, but if you’ve been putting off updating for a while, every batch of Christmas cookies that you pull out of the oven makes you want to pull out your hair, too. Whether you struggle with uneven cooking temps in your oven, motor going out in your fridge, or a grinding sound in your dishwasher that brings out the Grinch in you, you can bring some holiday cheer into your kitchen by heading over to Sears. Get 30% off your favorite appliance brands, with an extra 5% off when you use your Sears card! Hurry- ends 1/5/2012!



Sometimes, it’s nice to give a gift to yourself, and with a sale like this, playing Santa Claus has never been easier. Share the cheer with your friends, too, by tweeting the sale.

Give your Kitchen some much-needed love with up to 30% off Appliances +
extra 5% w/a @Sears Card thru 1/5: #Holiday2012
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HUGE Vitacost Cyber Sale From 11/24/2012 at 9:00AM EST Until 11/26/2012 11:59 PM EST- Don't Miss It!


Like shopping online? Like deals? Then you do NOT want to miss the  HUGE Vitacost Cyber Sale From 11/24/2012 at 9:00AM EST Until 11/26/2012 11:59 PM EST it’s  15% off EVERYTHING. New to Vitacost?

Vitacost offers over 2,000 of the top, most trusted natural brands. Diet foods and healthy living must haves, like  nutritional supplements, whole foods and sports nutrition-at discount prices, up to 50% off.  Beauty and home. Tons of Gluten-free options at up to 48% off! They have over 200 full size products that are buy one, get one half off. See how quickly the savings can add up?

The selection is amazing and prices are low. I love the Aria Protein shakes-and at Vitacost the 12 oz size is only $10.14!! Savings of over $7.00 from the price I normally pay. And looking through their supplements- I found mushroom caps up to 55% off! Why on earth should I spend more for something. somewhere else?

If I take advantage of the 15% off EVERYTHING sale starting Saturday, based on what I know I need to get and checking their prices…I’m already saving over $35.00!! Enough to go get a “free” mani-pedi! LOL. No, really, I will!

And they’ll deliver them right to your door for FREE if your order totals $49 or more. Otherwise, shipping is just a small, flat-rate fee of $4.99, no matter how big the box.

Make sure you head over to Vitacost between  11/24/2012 at 9:00AM EST Until 11/26/2012 11:59 PM EST so you can save some cash, too!


SPECIAL THANKS to my readers. $20 OFF your purchase at






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Free Eucerin Samples

Celebrate Team USA’s 104 medals with a special Summer of Gold Giveaway on the Eucerin US Facebook page. Each day this week they’re giving away 10,400 travel-sized (2 oz) bottles of Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion SPF 15. The giveaway will be live at a different time each day through August 17, so check their page for updates. On your mark…get set…go!

Claim your Daily Protection Lotion!


“Like” the Eucerin US Facebook page and get to the Giveaway App directly here:  

Quick-Win With Spin To Save INSTANLY on GAS!

Do you want to save money on gas? Head over to the SPIN TO SAVE site and spin the wheel. You will snag AT LEAST 5 cents off but you could win LOTS more!


Reebok! $25 for $50 Worth of Athletic Shoes and Apparel

WOW! Great deal!  Hurry and score! Click link:

 $25 gets you $50 worth of athletic shoes and gear at, PLUS free shipping! 





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Summer fun…cheaper

I know I tend to talk a lot about how much I love the summer… but you have to remember that I live in an area that gets a masssive amount of snow. Also, as we are a bit above the snow line we get winter first. Even in the so called spring, I can leave our house with snow on the ground and drive into town where folks are wearing shirt sleeves and flip flops! So when the heat finally gets here I am ready!

Of course that means shopping for cute summer styles. Shoes, shorts and tees. With me, summer style is all about fun and pretty maxi dresses. Love the easy breezy style of a great sun dress and sandals. And as I always tell you guys, if you are gonna shop, shop with free  Coupon Codes! Save your cash so you can buy more cute stuff! LOL

Actually what I want to spend money on is mostly a wish at the moment. During those loooong winters I told you about, I spend time checking out great vacation deals. The beach calls my name. The sand, palm trees, clear blue water, it’s the stuff of my dreams when I’m shivering in my electric blanket jacked up on high. One way to make my wishes come true a little faster, besides the “wishing upon a star” route (which hasn’t actually worked real well for me up til now, anyway) is by getting Promo Codes for Cheap Caribbean vacations.  Imagine getting 60% off a trip to Jamaica? Or how about a trip to Aruba? For less than half price? Um, heck yeah!


Another way to save $$ on that dream vacay? Have you heard of Orbitz? They deal in cheap flights and hotels. Well, how about if you could save with Coupons for Orbitz? An already cheaper way to travel with extra discounts? Think about how much more affordable it could be to get on that plane and whisked away to paradise!


Ironically, as I sit here and write this, it’s pouring rain. It rained yesterday, it’s supposed to rain tomorrow and I am ready to scream! Instead of screaming I guess I’ll be online for a while checking out pics of beautiful places to add to Pinterest, I’ll ignore the rain, enjoy some hot tea instead of iced and maybe work up a budget for a trip that is cheaper with coupons….

Summer Spectacular Sibu Beauty Promotion

Bedrooms and Bargains

Turning your boring bedroom into an Oasis of calm. A retreat. Sounds great, huh? I had been planning on redoing our master for years. But what with a tight budget and being busy with other things I just never got around to it. Although our furniture was old and not even really practical for us, I just let it go and just spent a little time wishing after seeing an episode featuring a lovely bedroom makeover or seeing a pretty photo spread in a magazine. I can see me in rooms like these…sigh.


Well, when we started to get our house ready to show so we could move I realized that it was perfect time. Out with the old – in with the new! I went through and boxed up knick knacks, pictures, even clothes and shoes and lots of other odds and ends, things I just didn’t want. As well as some furniture, including our bedroom stuff and I sold or gave it all away. Our house was a blank slate. Painting took a while then it was time to put it all back together so it would show well. I was happy with everything…except my room. I was out of money and my room was just a platform bed with a mattress and some extra boxes stacked neatly on a bench. Boring. But I can live with it because it’s just temporary till we move. And that’s how it stayed for several months. Then we found out we probably weren’t going to be moving this year after all! I’m actually glad-  don’t want to leave our little forest, and I know our dogs (all 5 of them) wouldn’t be happy confined to a small yard either!

So we are (most likely) staying, the house is painted, a lot of small repairs have been done but my bedroom is more of a storage closet than an inviting place to rest. So… I ordered some furniture and am getting new curtains and a few odds and ends. Yay, right? Well sort of. As budget minded as I am , as much as I look for deals before I buy, I wasted money because this time I didn’t look around too much. I knew exactly what kind of headboard I wanted,  found it and ordered. Just like that, no deal hunting.  And dang it, if I would have just popped over to someplace like PromotionCode. org I could have had more money left over. I was over there earlier and I could have saved $20.00 on a purchase of $150.00 or more PLUS free shipping at the site where I bought some bedroom stuff…$35.95 “extra” is what I spent. Sites don’t always have their deals displayed.  I vow never to go against my frugal tendencies again…no impulse buys, no “I’m in a hurry” purchases, no paying till I’m sure I got the best price!