Friday, December 3, 2010

Gift Card Exchange Deal Sites = Ways to Save Money or Earn

In this recession-bound economy, it sounds a little nuts that there is a secondary economy for gift card exchanges.  According to the National Retail Federation we hand out on average $145 per family on gift cards.  So have you ever received a gift card that you didn't want or wish was something else?  I know kinda selfish huh???

I can honestly say I've never received a gift card I didn't want!  I think FREE...and I head to the place typically within a couple of days.  Sad, but I don't treat myself out very much.  Anyway on with the if you have gift cards you don't want did you know you can sale them?  If you have gift cards to purchase...hang on to the convenience of the Gift Card kiosk everywhere you turn around and go online and check out some of these sites and buy for less!  Yippeee!

These top three sites offer features that help you find what you want and connect with a seller:
  • GiftCardGranny:  As a gift card exchange comparison site, GiftCardGranny is great b/c of the name but is currently promoting deals for up to 60% off, or selling for 92% cash back.  But watch out...b/c current front page deals are mostly in the 15% to 20% range so make sure to search around.
  • Plastic Jungle:  One of the most popular of gift card exchange sites, Plastic Jungle is even a little more conservative in its savings this year.  Something is better than nothing so if they have what your looking for consider it but they are lacking in availability for major stores right now and offer about 8%.  I'm sure this will change after the holiday season!
  • GiftCardRescue:  Leans heavily toward the seller as a place to get cash back for your unwanted cards.  You'll find mainly restaurant chains around 10% but they do have others as Gymboree is the highest discount of 15%!

Retail Coupon Round Up December 3rd

Here are coupons and deals for your weekend shopping:
In-Store Coupons to save some extra cash.
Top Seven:
 Complete List:
Happy Shopping!

Thanks Helping the Mommas!   

Oprah's Favorite Things = Chances To Win


Have you ever watched Oprah’s “Favorite Things” show and said to yourself that you wish you were there. Well, good news! For the first time ever, (12) O readers will win a selection of gifts from this show—along with her personal picks for the magazine and specifically chosen presents from Nate Berkus, Suze Orman, Dr. Oz, and other friends.

How it will work:

Once a day, from November 29 through December 10, you can enter for a chance to win by clicking on this link and typing in the code found below. Entering each day will increase your chances of winning. Starts November 29 at 12:01 A.M. EST

The codes for each day are as follows
* 11/29: 38 or 68
* 11/30: 74
* 12/1: 91
* 12/2: 122
* 12/3: 133
* 12/4: 146
* 12/5: 168
* 12/6: 178
* 12/7: 201
* 12/8: 217
* 12/9: 253
* 12/10: 260

*Of course this is a hard one to win but wouldn’t it be crazy if one of us did!

*For more freebies check out the Freebies Page!

Thanks Stl Mommy!

Melissa & Doug Toy Deals

Extra 20% off Melissa & Doug Toys at Kohl's: Deals from $6 + free shipping As mentioned yesterday Kohl's has 20% off Melissa & Doug toys during its 3-Day Sale.  Plus, cut an extra 20% off via coupon code NEXTORDER20. Even better, receive free shipping via code FREECCDEC.
  • Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch 6-Piece Froggy Ring Toss Game for $6.39
  • Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock (pictured) for $9.35
  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe Picnic Basket Fill & Spill Soft Baby Toy for $12.79
  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Frolicking Frog Pull Toy for $12.79
  • Melissa & Doug Tiered Special Occasion Cake for $15.99
  • see all discounted Melissa & Doug toys at Kohl's
Meanwhile, Amazon is offering a 50% off sale on Melissa & Doug toys as part of its daily Gold Box deal; however, Kohl's beats all of those prices when shipping is factored in. (Amazonoffers free shipping on orders over $25, but Kohl's still beats most of those prices, given the cost of padding.)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 Piece New Year's Party Favors $9.99

TODAY'S PARTY BUSTER FOR DECEMBER 2nd: Black, Gold & Silver New Year's Party Kit  only $9.99, save 75% (normal price is $39.99). Get ready for your New Year's countdown to 2011. This party kit for 25 guests contains 13 party hats, 12 tiaras, 26 noisemakers and 12 beaded necklaces.

It really is not too early to start planning for New Year's celebrations-it is less than a month away!

What are your New Year's plans?  Do you have a New Year's tradition???

Thanks My Milwaukee Mommy!

Hallmark $5 off $5 Printable

Just in time for holiday shopping, Hallmark is sharing another way to save. This weekend only, you can save $5.00 off of your total purchase at an Hallmark Gold Crown store, simply by presenting this printable coupon at checkout. This discount is valid from 12/3 – 12/5 at all Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

Thanks My SLC Mommy!

Kohl's Melissa & Doug Food Playsets + Free Shipping

Melissa & Doug Food Playsets from $13 + free shipping Kohl's discounts a selection of Melissa & Doug food playsets plus coupon code NEXTORDER20 cuts an extra 20% off and free shipping via code FREECCDEC.  These are priced on Amazon currently for $15.99!

Other hot finds:
  • Melissa & Doug Make-and-Serve Apple Pie Set (pictured) for $12.79
  • Melissa & Doug Kitchen Bottle Condiment Set for $12.79
  • Melissa & Doug Sushi Slicing Playset for $12.79
  • Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Set for $12.79
  • Melissa & Doug Bake & Serve Brownies Set for $12.79
  • Melissa & Doug Tiered Special Occasion Cake Set for $15.99

Free Samples on Feminine Products

Here is a bunch of Free Feminine Hygiene Product Samples – sorry guys.

-Free Trial Pack of Mighty Small o.b.
-Free Sample of Stayfree Ultra Thins
-Free Sample of Playtex Sport Tampons
-Free Sample Pack from U by Kotex
-Free Sample Pack of A Variety of Kotex Products
-Free Sample of Always Ultra Thin Pads & Liners
-Free Sample of Tampax

Thanks My CNY Mommy!

Educational Ideas for $7.99

Nickelodeon Wow Wow Wubbzy Laptop Toy for $17 + $3 s&h Walmart offers this Nickelodeon Wow Wow Wubbzy Laptop Toy for $17. Shipping adds $2.97, or choose free Site-to-Store. This bilingual (English/Spanish) laptop toy features eight educational activities, games, melodies, animation, and sound effects. Just head over HERE and search and it will come right up!  I loved this when my kids were younger!

JCPenney offers Kids' Desktop Computer for $9.99. Coupon code "4RELVES" drops it to $7.99. With $5.95 for shipping. Also for ages 3 and up, it features 30 interactive activities in language, math, logic, games, keyboard typing, and music. It requires three AA batteries, not included.

You can utilize 6% cash back through Shop at Home.  Just head over HERE sign up and enter JCPenney in the search bar then click on right hand side to shop now.  Search on JCPenney site for Kids Desktop Computer and it will come up!  I've done so much ordering online and have made some good cash back!

Plaque Works FREE Custom Photo Plaque with Script Giveaway (Retail $99)

"Walking In A Winner Wonderland" continues with One $99 Certificates to One Reader of My Music City Mommy!  Plaque Works is a new, easy-to-navigate, online photo gift retailer that allows you to take special life-changing moments - weddings, anniversaries, birth announcements, birthdays, family reunions, and photos with Santa - and turn them into beautiful pieces of art that will last a lifetime.  You can design your very own PhotoPlaque using the technology and include a personal inscription to make it even more special.

The process is simple:  Log on Plaqueworks, choose your photo and your PhotoPlaque design; add in your personal inscription and viola...your personal PhotoPlaque is complete.  PlaqueWorks also offers a free Plaque Concierge service to help you create and customize pieces for you and everyone on your gift list.

Don't know what words to add in the personal inscription the Plaque Concierge can even help you find just the right words to include on your plaque at no extra charge.  Plaque Works PhotoPlaques range from $49 to $99.

One Entry Per Task:

-Like My My Music City Mommy Facebook
-Follow on Twitter My Music City Mommy
-Leave a comment below about What You Want For Christmas
-Subscribe to My Music City Mommy
-Suggest My Music City Mommy with your Friends via email or facebook!  (Send me a email or leave names on the form) You'll receive one entry per friend that accepts!

Make sure to GO HERE and fill out the form so that I have all your information and can tally up your entries!  Only US Residents!

Expires December 3rd at 2:00 PM

Target: LEGO Sets Daily Deal

TV Power Mount System for $69.99 (Retail $399)

If you were able to snag a great deal on Flat Screen Black Friday check out this HOT Deal over at Cowboom! Today only they are offering this Omni Mount Systems Power 40 Motorized Flat Panel Mount for $69.99 (Retail $399)! We bought a mount when we got our flat screen 4 years ago and it doesn't move but paid over $100 for it.  Nuts!  What a deal.

Crocs RX Relief Shoes $14.99 Today Only + Jibbitz

I came across a couple great deals at  If your signed up with Crocs you may have noticed that during December they are offering a Deal of the Day!  Today you can catch the RX Silver Relief (pictured) for only $14.99 (Retail $49.99) plus snag Free Shipping!  You'll have enter in the search bar what your looking for!

2 Crocs Jibbitz Shoe Charms for $1 + free shipping My kids love these.  Crocs offers a selection of its Crocs Jibbitz Shoe Charms for $1 each. Even better, apply coupon code "CINE10" and receive a Rapunzel Chameleon Jibbitz Shoe Charm (pictured) for free. (It will be added automatically to your cart.) With free shipping on all orders!  These make for a great stocking stuffer.

Disney Princess Magic Rise Oven $15.99

Disney Princess Sweet Oven for $16 + $6 s&h I came across another sweet deal that JCPenney is offering while I was searching for items for my JCP/Salvation Army Angel.  The Disney Princess Magic Rise Oven for $19.99. Apply coupon code "4RELVES" to drop it to $15.99. With $5.95 for shipping, If you order $69 or more enter FALALA for Free Shipping.  This is priced on Amazon for $49.99.

You can utilize 6% cash back through Shop at Home.  Just head over HERE sign up and enter JCPenney in the search bar then click on right hand side to shop now.  Search on JCPenney site for Disney Princess Magic Rise Oven and it will come up!  Just another simple way to put money back in your pocket!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Printable 40% off

Take an additional 40% off any one item tomorrow December 1st through December 7th at Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th locations only!  Make sure to take this coupon along.  To find a location near you visit HERE! 

Tim McGraws New Number One Hits MP3 for $3.99

Tim McGraw "Number One Hits" MP3 Album download for $4 Today only, the Amazon MP3 Store offers downloads of Tim McGraw's "Number One Hits" for $3.99 a 2-disc, 24-track, DRM-free album, released today. (iTunes charges $11.99.) Amazon MP3 Downloader is required.

Thanks: My South Central Texas Mommy

Free People Magazine

Head over HERE to find out how to get your complimentary 3 month subscription to People Magazine and the People Daily eNewsletter, plus see what business magazines you can receive FREE!

*no credit card needed!

Want to keep up with ways to save money?
Don't Miss A Thing, Subscribe Now Free!

Hallmark Free Freaky Pet

December 3 Freaky Friday Magic Phrase - "Are you a friend of Kromdar the Magnificent?" Check the store locator! Click here to locate a store near you.

FREE Freaky Pet to the first 5 people who say the magic phrase "Are you a friend of Kromdar the Magnificent?" on Friday 12/3. Valid 12/3 while supplies last. Limit one Free Freaky Pet per customer.

Not valid on past purchases. Tax not included. Let us know if you win one!

Thanks My Memphis Mommy!

CVS: Free Gas X Prevention

. has some high-value Gas-X coupons! Go here to print a coupon good for $4/1 Gas-X Prevention and $3 off ANY Gas-X products! With these coupons you can get a sweet deal at CVS thru December 4th!

Spend $20 on any Gas-X receive $10 Ecb (limit 1)
Buy 4 Gas-X Prevention 20 ct $6.29 each (based on online price)
Price: $25.16
Use 4 $4/1 coupons (you will need access to 2 computers)
Pay $9.16
Get back a $10 Ecb
Final cost FREE + $0.84 moneymaker!

**Don’t forget to print your CVS 20% off Shopping Pass!

Thanks Laura!

WOW! $50 Worth of Household Goods As Low As $5

The Lexington Groupon deal today is valid for $50 worth of delivered groceries and household goods from Dormzy for $25!  Dormzy sells everyday essentials from soap, medicine, moisturizer, household cleaners, non-perishable groceries, items we need on a daily basis!  I love these kind of deals!

Buy $50 of Olay body wash, Secret deodorant, and Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner. You get FREE shipping as well. Then submit for the $20 Olay rebate.

Final Price=$5!!

Go here to sign up for Groupon, visit more cities and choose Lexington, click “Buy” and your done!

Hot Daily Deals: Dora Chair/Storage, Flatware, HDTV + More!

Today there are a ton of hot deals online!

Here are a few of my favorites:

-Element 32″ Class LCD 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV, $319

-HTC T8585 HD2 GSM Win Mobile 6.5 T-Mobile Smartphone, $229 (Retail $599)

-Canon SD1300IS/4214B001 Powershot 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera 4X Optical Zoom w/ 2.7″ Screen – Blue, $129 (Retail $179)

Housewares Deals:
-Towle Contour 42 Piece Flatware Set with Bonus Steak Knives, $55 – Retail $180

Graveyard Mall:
-Save an additional 60% on select items! No coupon code needed!

Orange Onions:
-Dora the Explorer Backpack Chair w/ Storage, $19.99

Plum District:
-$15 for $40 of Pure, Premium Hair- & Skin-Care Products for Kids from Babo Botanicals

-60% Off Spa-Quality Skin Care Products — $50 Gift Card for $20!

-$12 for 2-Disc DVD Set of Cooking Lessons from Cooking for the Clueless® ($25 Value)
-$20 for $40 worth of Great Toys from Back To Basics Toys
-Free Baby Carrier from Seven™ Slings ($39 Value)- Just Pay Shipping Fees
-$35 for Best-Seller Beauty Product Kit from Sirjj Organics ($90 Value)

Thanks: My South Central Texas Mommy

FREE Photo Christmas Cards


-Right now and through the end of December, SeeHere is offering 25 FREE 4″x6″ photo cards (shipping on 24 is $2.49 – $4.99 on 25). SO I WOULD BUY 24!! Just use the coupon code: 25cards to get them! This is for new accounts only!

-You can also get 50 FREE prints if you are new to Seehere! Use coupon code: prints-6.

-Here’s another great gift giving idea! Right now at you can get a personalized photo plate 50% off plus free shipping with the coupon code: plates-15 at checkout! This takes the price down to $5.99!

Thanks STL Mommy!