$10 off $40 on Up & Up Products at Target

Target just sent me an email for $10 off on a $40 purchase of select Up & Up products, now until 9/20/2014.  If you buy online and choose Store Pickup, you get an extra 10% off. Use your Red Card and save an additional 5%. Online code: SAVE10.  To use the discount in-store, click here. If you’re shopping in-store, check Cartwheel, too. Up & Up product discounts are prevalent on there.

Up & Up is Target’s “private label” aka generic brand. I always choose Up & Up products over the brand name, if it’s available, and I’ve never been disappointed.

Happy shopping!


Go shawty! It’s ya birthday!

My birthday was last week and because I’m cheap and I like free things, I enjoy pulling the birthday card at restaurants. Who doesn’t want a free dessert?!?!  I’m signed up with all of the loyalty clubs & mobile apps at the local and chain restaurants that I frequent.  They love to send you a freebie for your big day.

Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been enjoying for the last couple weeks (maybe even multiple times…)

  • Baja Fresh – Coupon for a free burrito
  • Rubios – Free meal (up to $7)
  • Corner Bakery – Free baked good of my choice (I chose the blueberry hand pie. Sooooo good)
  • McCormick & Schmick/Landry’s – $25 account credit towards food purchase (alcohol is excluded) (Side note: You pay $25 to “join” this club, but you are issued a $25 “Reward” once the card is registered. Totally worth it)
  • PinkBerry – A free small yogurt with toppings
  • Benihana – $30 birthday certificate (Has some time & day restrictions and an additional adult meal must be purchased. But still a great deal.)
  • ZPizza – A free small pizza with purchase of equal or greater value.
  • Pasta Pomodoro – One free entree
  • Starbucks – ANY free drink on my birthday.
  • Daphne’s Greek – Free meal (Up to $5)

These are places I go to fairly regularly. I appreciate the kind birthday wishes.  Even Virgin Airlines is in on the birthday gifting. They sent me a promo code for 10% off a flight. Too bad I’m not planning any trips.


What are you waiting for? Come back and shop!

I’ve been comparing/price checking certain things on the Target website a lot lately. Thanks to the cookies on my computer Target knows that I want to buy something, but I’m putting it off. I just received an email from Target asking” Still Thinking About This Item?” with a picture of one of the many items I was looking at and an offer for $5 off of my next order of $50 or more! I’m pretty sure I can also use my RedCard for an additional 5% off and free shipping.

I’ve received the same kind of “Come Back & Shop” offer from Macy’s, Bath & Body Works, and Bed Bath, & Beyond in the past. So, if you’re looking for a deal on something, look for it online. Add it to your cart or just click on it for more information. Make sure your cookies are turned on and always log into your account so the store knows who you are and what you want. They may be willing to give you a discount just for dragging your feet.



I love Mexican food and all things pretending to be Mexican food. I also (usually) try to eat healthy. I LOVE Chipotle. I can buy a veggie bowl at lunch for $6.25 and make it into lunch AND dinner. Their portions are huge.

Chipotle has a whole “secret menu” where you can substitute items or ask for extras, at no charge. As far as I know, they only charge extra for extra meat.

  • Substitute chips for rice in a burrito bowl to make loaded nachos at no extra charge
  • Ask for both of the varieties of beans instead of one at no extra charge
  • Ask for more than one salsa at no extra charge
  • Ask for the fajita veggies with your entree at no extra charge
  • Ask for the included guacamole on the side if you’re ordering a meatless entree. (Chipotle’s guacamole is #1 on my list. I’ve never had a nasty tasting bite of guac there. Ever.)

Costco Deal!

LivingSocial is offering an awesome deal on a one-year membership to my beloved Costco!

• $55 ($104.47 value) for a Gold Star Membership
• Includes $20 Costco Cash Card and coupons
• Valid for new members for their first year of membership only

All new members will receive a pack of bonus coupons (a $29.47 value), good for a free Kirkland Signature™ 48-pack of AA batteries, a free rotisserie chicken, a free Kirkland Signature™ case of water, $4 off Kirkland Signature™ coffee, and $4 off Kirkland Signature albacore tuna.


PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON February 7, 2019


Pay Retail? Me? Not.

One of my favorite sites to check before I make an online purchase is RetailMeNot. No joke, I don’t make a single online purchase without first checking this site for a discount code.  It’s just one of the hundreds of online coupon code mills, but it’s more organized and you don’t get annoying pop-ups.  They have printable coupons, when they’re available, and they will text the coupon to you if you want to save the paper (Save money & trees!).  There’s a comment link under each code/offer which let’s people share whether or not the code worked and when.  They have an app now which is very useful for in-store coupon codes, too.  And because you’re a savvy blog reader you should also check out their savings blog.

I don’t bother with the other coupon code mills. FatWallet looks like a mess to me. If RetailMeNot doesn’t have it, it probably doesn’t exist.