Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Adventure Review

I have to admit, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I'm not sure if it's the amazing fall colors & weather or if it's the gobs & gobs of candy I usually have lying around my house, but I love it!

When I got the chance to review a costume from Halloween Adventure this year, I was so excited. I browsed their huge selection of toddler costumes in search of the perfect one for The Bambina and I was blown away when I found this Elmo costume:

It was love at first sight! The Bambina is obsessed with Sesame Street right now, and points out "Melmo!" on everything we see at the store. My hubby agreed it was the perfect choice for her and we couldn't wait for it to arrive.

The shipping was super fast, and the day the box appeared on the porch, The Bambina and I immediately ripped it open to try it on. I instinctively grabbed the camera, knowing there would be some excitement. As soon as I zipped her up I walked her into my bedroom so she could get the full effect in my long mirror. You should have seen her face! She was in awe of herself! She was actually Elmo!

Every day since then, she brings me her costume, holds it up and says: "On! This!" So we put it on and go look in the mirror again, and she giggles and giggles and giggles. And if a visitor at the front door happens to (accidentally) ask her what she's going to be for Halloween...we repeat the whole routine for them as well.

Before I ordered I pulled out my measuring tape and measured The Bambina's waist, chest & inseam. Then I used the sizing recommendations on each costume's page to find the proper size to order, and it fits just perfectly!

The costume quality is amazing. Elmo's fur feels just like a real Elmo, and there are smart elastic bands to help keep the hands and feet in place. I really love that she'll be able to wear tennis shoes under the costume as well without anyone seeing them.

Halloween Adventure is a fantastic stop for all of your Halloween needs. They have a huge selection -- nothing at all like you can find at a store around town -- and they've got costumes for the whole family (including the preggos!) I love the idea of not being limited to the five costumes the nearby supercenter has left on their rack. If you can think it, Halloween Adventure has it. I can't wait for the day when my hubby will someday let me dress our whole family as a theme. (The Incredibles or The Flinstones, anyone?)

If you're stumped on what to be for Halloween this year, or you haven't been able to find that costume that just speaks to you, go check out Halloween Adventure. They've got something for everyone!

Right now Halloween Adventure has 50% off economy shipping when your order totals $50+, and you can order all the way up until October 19th and still have it arrive in time for Halloween! (Or, if you're like me and your great ideas come to you last can order up until Friday, October 28th at noon and choose rush shipping to still get your costumes for Halloween!)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Favorite Shabby Apple Dress + $10 Off!

Shabby Apple just released a new line of called the Sidesaddle collection. I'm in love! My favorite dress right now would have to be the Side Saddle dress itself -it's so whimsical and feminine. I love it! (Just give me a few months to push this baby out and it's all mine.)

Right now, in honor of Halloween, you can get $10 off any orange or black dress at Shabby Apple when you enter code TREAT at checkout!

Listen up, bloggers: You can get a free $10 gift card to Shabby Apple for writing a post about your favorite dress! Simply add the Shabby Apple button to your blog, write your post and then email jlebaron{at}shabbyapple{dot}com with your link!

Kiki's Fashions Review & Giveaway!

Kiki's Fashions is a trendy online shop for fun & fresh maternity clothes. Sometimes I feel so bored with my clothes while I'm pregnant, yet I don't want to spend a lot of money to buy anything I'll only wear for a few more months. Anyone else feel this way?

Enter Kiki's Fashions. They sell cheap maternity clothes that are great quality and won't break the bank! I was able to review the Ivory & Lace shirt ($24) shown below. I love that it's edgy and fashion-forward. And since it was inexpensive, I won't feel bad if I pull it out of my maternity clothing bin in three years (or the next time I'm pregnant) and it's totally out of style. Yay!

My favorite part about the shirt is the gathered lace up the middle of the back. It's so fun and different, and gives something fun to look at besides my *cute* belly.

The shirt is comfortable, true to size and the rouching will allow me to grow with this shirt all the way through my third trimester, which I am very excited about!

I'm in love with my new top, and I've already got my eye on about three more at Kiki's that are next on my list to order!

Kiki's Fashions is having a 25% off fall site-wide sale! Plus, you can enter code FALL47 at checkout to receive free shipping on orders of $75+.

Win it!
One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card from Kiki's Fashions!

How To Enter:
Visit Kiki's Fashions and fill out the form below.

Disclaimer: This was an unpaid post, and all opinions here are expressly my own. I was given a top for review free of charge. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate free of charge from Kiki's Fashions. Giveaway ends on 10/20/11 at midnight MST. Winner will be notified via email and has 24 hours to respond.

Utah Kids Club Spookapalooza Giveaway!

The Utah Kids Club is giving away two family 4-packs of tickets to their annual Spookapalooza Halloween event to two lucky Slavetosave readers!

Spookapalooza will be held Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd at the Southtowne Expo Center. This is a huge event with lots of fun for the kids! Admission includes:
  • 10 Bounce Houses from Ultimate Inflatables
  • 2 Huge Inflatable Slides from Ultimate Inflatables
  • Rock Wall Sponsored by T-Mobile
  • Ropes Course Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance
  • Laser Tag Course Sponsored by Ultimate Inflatables
  • Gladiator Joust Sponsored by Ultimate Inflatables
  • Game N Ride Trailer Sponsored by Waddell and Reed
  • Paintball Gallery Sponsored by Jean Brown Research
  • Fashion Shows, Featuring Your Children, Sponsored by Little Dress Up Parties
  • Gymnastics and Music Games from Gymboree
  • Trick-0-Treat Street From Some of our Favorite Restaurants and Fun Centers
  • Halloween Crafts Sponsored by Lakeshore Learning
  • Magic Shows Sponsored by Utah Kids Club
  • Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Spiderman, Batman, Darth Vader, C3PO & Chewbacca
  • Costume Photo Contest Sponsored by Modern Expressions Photography

Tickets are regularly $8 at the door, but if you buy them online HERE you can get them for only $5!

Win it:
Two lucky readers will each win a 4-pack of tickets!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit THIS post on the Slavetosave Facebook page and leave a comment before Sunday, October 16th at midnight MST.

Disclaimer: This was an unpaid post, and all opinions here are expressly my own. I received a family 4-pack of tickets to Spookapalooza from the Utah Kids Club free of charge. Giveaway ends on 10/16/11 at midnight MST. Winners will be notified via email and have 24 hours to respond.


I've been a little slow posting the winners of the HCG Fast Trim giveaway and the Halo SleepSack Swaddle giveaway, but here they are!

The winner of the HCG Fast Trim giveaway is...

Tina Ky (luv4coupons@)

The winner of the Halo SleepSack Swaddle giveaway is...

Natalie Ahotaeiloa (coolnatty12@)

Thanks to all those who entered! Winners have been emailed and have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Reminder - Naturalizer Free Pair of Shoes/Boots Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

The Naturalizer Shoes giveaway ends tomorrow night at midnight. You could win a free pair of shoes or boots of your choice, up to $200 value! If you haven't yet, enter HERE.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tide To Go Pens $1.57 each @ Amazon

It's back!

Right now at Amazon you can get a 6-pack of Tide To Go pens for only $9.45 shipped when you subscribe & save and "clip" the $2 coupon on the page (regularly $27.50). Comes to only $1.57 per pen!

Half Off Kids Club Discount Pass

Today's Spreebird Deal is a 1-month pass to the Utah Kids Club for only $6 (regularly $12). This pass gets you BOGO discounts at places like Clark Planetarium, Living Planet Aquarium, Boondocks, and lots of fun Halloween places! You only need one pass for the whole family, so this is a great deal if you've got kiddos and you're looking for some fun this month.

Check out the details HERE.

Things Worth Pricematching @ Walmart (10/5 - 10/11)

{Go HERE to print the Walmart coupon & price matching policies.}

Here's a list of a few items that might be worth pricematching at Walmart or Target this week. I've highlighted a few of my favorites!

  • School Boy Gala Apples - $0.79/lb
  • Iceberg Lettuce - $0.79
  • Farmland Smoked Sausage, 1 lb, Regular or Kielbasa Polska - $2.59 (Use $0.55 MFQ HERE or HERE == $2.04)
  • Old Spice Deodorant - $2.00 (Use $1 MFQ P&G 10/2 == $1.00)

Harmons: (10/3 - 10/9)
  • Broccoli - $0.58/lb
  • Cauliflower - $0.59/lb
  • Hot House Cucumbers - $1.00
  • Pumpkins - $0.17/lb
  • Pineapple - $0.78/lb
  • Pie Pumpkins - $0.69/lb
  • Maid O Clover Gallon Milk - $2.50 (Use $0.75 MFQ HERE == $1.75)
  • Oscar Mayer Lunchables, 4.5 oz - $1.25
  • Bobs Red Mill Flour, 5 lb - $3.00
  • Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour, 5 lb - $8.49

  • Lipton Naturals, 20 oz - $1.00 (Use $1/2 MFQ SS 10/2 == $0.75 each)
  • Carey Iodized Salt, 26 oz canister - $0.39
  • Rio De Oro Imitation Vanilla, 32 oz - $0.99
  • Solo Marshmallow Creme, 7 oz - $0.89

(10/4 - 10/10)

  • Gala, Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apples, 3 lb bag - $2.49
  • Cantaloupe - $0.33/lb
  • Onions, 25 lb bag, yellow - $3.99
  • Bartlett Pears - $0.79/lb
  • Pomegranates - $0.99
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, 40 lb case - $1.30/lb
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, family pack - $1.49/lb
  • Lipton Iced Teas, 12 pack, 16.9 oz bottles - $4.99 (Use $2/2 MFQ SS 10/2 == $3.99)
  • Pepsi Max, 2-liter bottle - $1.33 (Use $0.55 MFQ SS 10/2 == $0.78)
  • Taco Bell Refried Beans, 16 oz - $0.79
  • Green Giant Boxed Vegetables and Sauce, 9-10 oz - $0.98 (Use $0.60/3 MFQ GM 9/11 == $0.78)
  • Hawaiis Own Juices, 12 oz frozen - $1.00
  • V05 Shampoo or Conditioner, 15 oz - $0.69

Sunflower Market:
  • Idaho Russet Potatoes, 5 lb bag - $0.88
  • Asparagus - $1.88/lb
  • Lemons - $0.33
  • Organic Bunched Broccoli - $0.88/lb
  • Super Select Cucumbers - $0.50
  • Large Green Bell Peppers - $0.50
  • Butternut Squash - $0.77/lb
  • Baby Peeled Carrots, Organic, 1 lb - $1.50
  • Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag - $2.50


  • Gala Apples, 5 lb bags - $3.99
  • Organic Avocados - $1.59
  • Red Seedless Grapes - $0.99/lb
  • Petite Sirloin Steak, super value pack - $2.99/lb
  • Johnsonville Smoked Brats or Sausage, 14 oz - $3.00 (Use $1 MFQ HERE == $2.00)
  • Oscar Mayer Lunchables, 3.7-4.5 oz - $1.00
  • V8 Vegetable Juice, 46 oz - $2.49 (Use $1/2 MFQ HERE or SS 10/2 == $1.99)
  • Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips, 5.5 oz - $2.50 (Use $1 MFQ HERE == $1.50)
  • Keebler Cookies, 12-15 oz - $1.99 (Use $0.55/2 MFQ RP 9/18 == $1.44)
  • Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels, 10-12 oz - $2.00 (Use $0.50 MFQ SS 8/21 == $1.50)
  • Nestle Toll House Morsels, 10-12 oz - $2.00 (Use $0.50/2 MFQ HERE == $1.75)
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, 6.6-8 oz - $1.33
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams - $1.33 (Use $0.35 MFQ HERE == $0.98)
  • Pillsbury Cake Mix or Brownie Mix, 18.25-19.5 oz - $1.00
  • Bertolli Skillet Meal or Oven Bake, 23-24 oz - $5.99 (Use $1 MFQ RP 10/2 == $4.99)
  • Edwards Pies - $4.49 (Use $1 MFQ HERE == $3.49)
  • Pillsbury Biscuit Sandwiches - $1.99 (Use $1 MFQ GM 9/11 or $1.10 MFQ HERE == $0.99 or $0.89)

Remember that Walmart will match any competitor's prices, no questions asked. All you need is a written list just like this!

Also remember to check your mailers before you go. A few weeks ago there were some differences between the Grocery Smarts List and my fliers! It's possible they vary slightly by region.

Free After Rebate Office Items (10/2 - 10/8)

There are some great deals on office products you should be aware of this week!

Office Depot

All of these items are free after Worklife Rewards. Read more about that HERE. Limit of 2 of each item per member, per day. All of these items can be ordered online (shipping is free on $50+ orders) or in-store. You can go through ShopAtHome for an additional 7% cash back.

$11.99 All 18 count K-Cups
- $11.99 back in Worklife Rewards

$19.49 Uni-Ball 207 Pink Ribbon Retractable Gel Pens 12 pack
-$19.49 back in Worklife Rewards

$6.99 Energizer AA Batteries 10 pack
-$6.99 back in Worklife Rewards

$9.99 - $49.99 All 3M Clear Laser Labels
-$9.99-$49.99 back in Worklife Rewards

$15.99 - $16.99 Iris Brand 3-Drawer Cart
-$15.99-$16.99 back in Worklife Rewards

$12.99 Swingline SmartTouch Staplers
-$12.99 back in Worklife Rewards

$7.99 All Office Depot Brand View Professional Binders
-$7.99 back in Worklife Rewards

Office Max

All of these items are free after MaxPerks Rewards. Read more about that HERE. Limit of 4 of each item per member. All of these items can be ordered online (shipping is free on $50+ orders). You can go through ShopAtHome for an additional 4% cash back.

$1.99 Sharpie Accent Pink Ribbon Highlighter, 2-pack
-$1.99 back in MaxPerk Rewards

$2.99 Expo Pink Ribbon Dry Erase Markers, 2-pack
-$2.99 back in MaxPerk Rewards

$6.49 Sharpie Pink Ribbon Grip Pen, 3-pack
-$6.49 back in MaxPerk Rewards

$3.99 Uni-Ball Pink Ribbon Retractable Gel Pens, 2-pack
-$3.99 back in MaxPerk Rewards

$13.99 Paper Mate Pink Ribbon Retractable Ballpoint Pens
-$13.99 back in MaxPerk Rewards

$9.99+ Avery Business Builder Labels
-$9.99+ back in MaxPerk Rewards
= FREE (limit 2)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

8 ct Huggies Natural Care Soft Pack Wipes $12 @ Amazon

Amazon has an 8ct pack of Huggies Natural Care Wipes, 72 wipes per package for $12 right now. This comes to $0.02/wipe shipped to your door.

I love having these wipes on hand for diaper bags and traveling. Usually the convenience packs are priced quite high compared to refills!

Sponsored Post: Straight Talk 2 Cell Phones

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We all know I'm a frugal person. I do have a cell phone, but it's not a smart phone and it doesn't have internet or email. Why? It's just too darn expensive! I don't see the point of paying for internet on my phone when I already pay for internet at my house.  Call me crazy.

There's a new, frugally-friendly cell phone company called Straight Talk 2. All of their cell phones are contract-free, and you could likely cut your cell phone bill in half!  (What would you buy with all the money you saved?!?)

Here's the gist of their business premise:

  • No contracts, no credit checks, no surprise bills
  • Great nationwide coverage
  • Fabulous cell phone manufacturers (LG, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia and Kyocera)

Here is some info about their plans:

  • "All You Need Plan" monthly service for $30 - 1000 minutes, 1000 texts and 30MB of data
  • Unlimited monthly service for $45 - includes calls, text, messaging and web data
  • A whole year of unlimited service for only $499!
  • 411 calls are included in all plans for no extra charge
  • No activation or termination fees!

Straight talk also offers international long distance service at a low cost, which is nice if you're traveling outside the country and you need to call your family or Call a friend.

Straight talk has some amazing smart phones, that include touch screens, cameras, instant messaging, etc. You can even get an Android on Straight Talk. They have Everything you need in a phone and more.

Right now I'm on a family plan with my in-laws, but I could get a fancier phone with more features for less than I'm paying right now each month. They've got me, Hook, line and sinker.


Visit Sponsor's Site

Monday, October 3, 2011

Free $10 Credit @ (Free Zutano Baby Socks, Envirosax, etc)

Right now at you can get a free $10 credit when you sign up before tomorrow at 2:00 MST. They currently have quite a few things that end up free after your credit, like Zutano baby socks and booties, Envirosax reusable grocery sacks, playing cards and camera cases! Shipping is a flat $4.95.

{Thanks, Coupons4Utah!}

Tide To Go Pens $1.57 each @ Amazon

Right now at Amazon you can get a 6-pack of Tide To Go pens for only $9.45 shipped when you subscribe & save and "clip" the $2 coupon on the page (regularly $27.50). Comes to only $1.57 per pen!

Free L'Occitane Hand Cream Coupon ($5 Value)

Go HERE to request a voucher for a FREE L'Occitane hand cream, a $5 value. Once they reach 250K fans on facebook, everyone will be upgraded to the 30ml size hand cream! ($10 value) They're currently at 150K fans, so spread the word.

Free Lysol Dual Action Wipes After Rebate

Lysol has a new Try Me Free Rebate out for their dual action disinfecting wipes, up to $5. Expires 11/30/11. Word on the street is that Walmart carries these for about $4.50.

$4.50 Lysol Dual Action Wipes
-$4.50 MIR

Monday Drugstore Deals

I ran to Rite Aid this morning for some CoverGirl, Dove shampoo and Old Spice deodorant for my hubby. Sadly, the Old Spice I wanted wasn't included in the sale, but everything else turned out fabulous.

$3.50 Dove Shampoo
$3.50 Dove Conditioner
$5.69 Blush
$2.84 Blush
$5.69 Blush
$2.84 Blush
$5.69 Blush
$2.74 Concealer
$3.39 Eye Shadow
$1.69 Eye Shadow
-$8/2 CoverGirl MFQ (P&G 8/2) x 4
-$1 +UP Reward (from last week) x 2
= $0.07 + tax

(And I got back $10 +UP Reward, and saved $51.23!)

So this morning was a serious moneymaker, and I got some blush that I actually use! Plus, when you buy CoverGirl at Rite Aid right now, you get Taylor Swift promo codes printed on the bottom of your receipt. Go to to enter your codes for some sweet Taylor Swift swag! With my 8 codes from today I redeemed for a keychain, 4 bracelets (for my sisters) and a t-shirt. My sisters will be so excited, since we just saw Taylor Swift last week!

Good day at Rite Aid. :)

Swagcode Extravaganza + 100 Bonus Swagbucks Today (10/3)

Swagbucks is offering 100 bonus swagbucks for new users when they sign up today and enter code BIGTIMEBUCKS during registration!

Plus, today only Swagbucks is hosting a Swagbucks Extravaganza with new swagcodes every hour or so! I've already got 20 bucks for the day. Wahoo!

Want to know what I've purchased recently with my Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks? My last purchase was THIS. I love this stuff for making soups and stews in the winter. It's organic, low-sodium and has fantastic flavor. Amazon has a great price on it when you subscribe & save!

What have you purchased lately with your Swagbucks?

What is Swagbucks?
It's a search engine, like google. Use it in place of your regular search engine and earn Swagbucks every day that can be used towards gift cards and prizes. It's only 450 Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon gift card!

How do I earn Swagbucks?
You can get Swagbucks for taking the daily poll, surveys, searching, shopping, and more!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

50% Off Bravado Bras, Belly Bandit Slimmer & More Shapers

Today at Savemore you can get a $30 voucher to for $15, or a $50 voucher for $24. If you're a new customer, use your $10 credit to get this deal for either $5 or $14! carries a huge selection of great body shapers, but also some fabulous maternity items such as Bravado nursing bras (the body silk seamless is my fav), Milkies milk savers and the Belly Bandit post-partum tummy shaper. Finding these items at 50% off is a fabulous deal!

Rite Aid Deals (10/2 - 10/8) *7 Freebies!

Load e-coupons to your Rite Aid card at Upromise HERE. Watch the October videos to earn money-off RAQ's for this month. Get a flu shot at Rite Aid and grab a flu booklet filled with great Rite Aid coupons.

Note: If there is no +UP limit stated in the ad, it is usually unlimited.

{Learn how to shop at Rite Aid HERE.}
{ Read the Rite Aid FAQ HERE.}
{Print the Rite Aid coupon policy HERE.}

$4.99 Profoot Foot Care
-$3 SCR
-$1 +UP Reward

$3 Pert Shampoo, 13.5 oz
-$1 MFQ (SS 10/2)
-$2 +UP Reward (limit 1)

$5.99 Oral-B Complete Action or 3D White Power Toothbrush
-$2.99 SCR
-$3 MFQ (P&G 10/2)

$2.59 Crest Toothpaste, 4.0-6.2 oz
-$1.60 SCR
-$1 MFQ (P&G 10/2)

$21.99 Prevacid, 28 ct
-$4 MFQ (SS 9/18) or HERE
-$4 October Video Values coupon
-$10 +UP Reward (limit 1)
-$17.99 MIR (SS 9/18)
= $14 profit!

$2.99 No Nonsense Great Shapes Pantyhose or Tights or Control Top Pantyhose
-$1 October Video Values coupon
-$2 +UP Reward (limit 1)

$4 Scope Mouthwash Dual Blast
-$1.50 MFQ (SS 9/11)
-$2.50 +UP Reward (limit 1)

$1.49 Carefree Pantiliner
$0.74 Carefree Pantiliner (BOGO50%)
-$0.50 MFQ (SS 8/21) x 2
-$1/2 October Video Values coupon
= $0.12 each wyb 2

2/$7 Dove Haircare
-BOGO MFQ (RP 10/2)
-$2 October Video Values coupon
= $0.75 each wyb 2
*Get $5 +UP Reward wyb $15. (limit 2)

2/$8 Gillette Body Wash, 16-18 oz
-$2 MFQ (P&G 10/2) x 2
-$1 RAQ (flu shot booklet)
-$2 +UP Reward wyb 2 (limit 2)
= $0.50 each wyb 2

2/$8 Gillette Deodorant
-$2 MFQ (P&G 10/2) x 2
-$2 +UP Reward wyb 2 (limit 2)
= $1.00 each wyb 2

$6.99 Advil Liquid Gels, 80 ct
-$2 MFQ (RP 8/14)
-$2 in-ad RAQ
-$1 +UP Reward (limit 4)
= $1.99

2/$3 Ricola Dual Action Cough Drops
-BOGO MFQ (SS 10/2)
-$1 +UP Reward wyb 2 (limit 4)
= $0.25 each wyb 2

2/$7.98 Tresemme Haircare
-BOGO MFQ (RP 10/2)
= $2 each wyb 2

CoverGirl cosmetics are BOGO50% this week. Buy $30+, get a $10 SCR. (Buy $50+ and also get the $10 P&G MIR.) Use the $8/2 MFQ (P&G 10/2) to score a great deal. Buying concealer or blush (around $5.50 each) should get you 8 pieces of makeup for a moneymaker of around $9!

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