QFC: Unadvertised Deals – Natural Body Care Closeouts, 50% off Easter Baskets & More!

I decided to pop by my local QFC to see if I could scout out any deals for you beyond what we already reported earlier this week. Here’s what I found.DSCN6169 (600x800)

Seventh Generation Dish Soap $2.99
$1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $1.99!

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Stayfree Pads $2.19
$1/1 coupon from 3/2 SmartSource
Bottom line: $1.19!

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Kotex Natural Balance Tampons $2.99
$1/1 coupon from 3/23 SmartSource
Bottom line: $1.99!

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QFC: *HOT* Starbucks Scenario – K Cups as low as $2.49 after sale, coupon, eGift!

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Earlier this week, we shared that QFC has Starbucks Coffee on a “Buy 3, Save $3″ sale. This includes the 10-12 oz bags, 8-ct Via, and K Cups. There are coupons that pair up that make it an even better deal!

Here is the scenario we originally reported:

Starbucks Coffee, 11-12 oz K-Cups, 10 ct
or Via, 6-8 ct $6.99
Buy 3, Save $3 at checkout
$2/2 Starbucks Coffee coupon from 4/13 SmartSource
$1/1 Starbucks Via coupon from 4/13 SmartSource
$1.50/1 Starbucks K-Cups coupon from 4/13 SmartSource
$4/2 Starbucks K-Cups coupon from 3/9 SmartSource (one coupon per customer)
$1.50/1 Starbucks K-Cups coupon from 3/9  SmartSource (one coupon per customer)
Bottom line: as low as $3.99

BUT today upon visiting QFC, I realized the deal gets even better:

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I found these tearpad announcements in the Starbucks display in the front of the store. It reads “Enjoy a $5 Starbucks Card eGift when you purchase 2 qualifying Starbucks products.” Guess what? The same products qualify for this rebate that are part of the sale – the bags, K Cups, and Via!

You do not need to have this form to take advantage of this offer. Just gather your receipt and UPC labels and head to Starbucks.com/springoffer to complete the official form. Your Starbucks eGift will arrive within 2-3 weeks. This offer is valid from 3/31 – 4/27.

Here’s the “lowest price” scenario I came up with:

Buy (3) Starbucks K-Cups $6.99 each
Save $3 instantly for buying 3
Use (1) $4/2 coupon from 3/9 SmartSource
And (1) $1.50/1 coupon from 3/9 SmartSource
Pay: $12.47 at checkout
Submit for a $5 Starbucks Card eGift
BOttom line: like paying $7.47 for all three K-cups ($2.49 each!)

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I preferred the bagged coffee, so above is the deal I worked:

Buy (2) Starbucks Bagged Coffee + (1) Via $6.99 each
Save $3 instantly for buying 3
Use (1) $2/2 coupon from 4/13 SmartSource
And (1) $1/1 coupon from 4/13 SmartSource
Pay: $14.97 at checkout
Submit for a $5 Starbucks Card eGift
Bottom line: like paying $9.97 for all three K-cups ($3.32)!

By the way = check it out, the bagged coffee has stars you can redeem if you are a Starbucks rewards member!

If you’re planning a trip, make sure to check out these additional advertised deals happening at QFC through Saturday.


Free Crayola Washable Markers After Rebate at Staples! (Exp 4/19)

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This week you can pick up Crayola Washable Markers for free at Staples after Easy Rebate. This offer is only available in-store.

Pick up an 8-pack of markers for $4.49, then submit for this $4.49 Easy Rebate which will come in the form of a check. There is a limit of 1 rebate per household while supplies last through Saturday, 4/19.

If you don’t want to mail it in, you can submit your rebate online (and receive it faster, too!)

Have you tried Staples Easy Rebate program?


Why your garden-grown tomatoes are not free


I’ve noticed a trend in the frugal living space that I want to address today because I feel a lot of people have been given a misleading message.

And the message goes something like this…

“Grow your own food – it’s free!”

“Just went out to the backyard and collected a basket of free eggs from my hens!”

“Nothing like free milk from my goats!”

“Just make your own <<fill in the blank>> from scratch – it’s so much cheaper!”

The problem? Unless you are extremely resourceful, chances are none of the above activities were truly free. And in some cases, they might not have even been cheaper than other alternatives.

Costs Associated with “Frugal Living” Activities

I’m going to take gardening as my main example for today’s post, but of course, you could fill in the blank with any number of homesteading-type activities.

Can gardening be done frugally? You bet it can – I’ve shared many such ideas on my blog and will continue to do so. You can make (or find!) inexpensive containers, save on seeds, construct cheap trellises for climbing bean vines, and the like. But let’s not kid ourselves. Those tomatoes that you harvest in August were probably not exactly “free food.”

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Here are some of the areas you may spend money on to get started with a garden:

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Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for $25 or Under!

Mother’s Day is just one month away (May 11, in case you don’t already have your calendar marked). If you’re stumped by what to get the mom in your life, I’ve rounded up several Mother’s Day gifts under $25. Take a look!

 Opi Nail Lacquer 10 Piece set, Take Ten Mini Kit (currently $20.25)

Conair Foot Spa with Bubbles & Heat (currently $19.09)

Authentic Pigment Snap-On Large Canvas Tote (currently $20.32)

Eco Bath Body Gift Basket Set (currently $17.95)

Apollo Pink General 39-pc Tool Set (currently $19.99)

Clinique 8 Pcs Spring Skin Care & Makeup Gift Set (currently $20.99)

Silky Soft Pashmina Scarf Wrap Bright Colors (currently $11.99)

Faceted Lucite Graduated Rhinestones Necklace, 18″ (currently $19.99)

Classic Gourmet Food and Snack Gift Basket (currently $24.74)

Women’s Red Gingham Trim Apron (currently $15.99)

What other Mother’s Day gift ideas do you have?


(Still good!) Craftsy: FREE Knife Skills Class (Online)

I wanted to remind you to check out Craftsy if you’ve not done so already. In addition to selling craft supplies of all kinds, they also offer online courses! This means you can learn how to quilt, sew, or cook – all from the comfort of your home. No need to schedule a sitter or pay for parking!

They also offer free courses as well and right now, one of these is a knife skills class.

Free Cooking Class - Knife SkillsHere’s a description of the class, from Craftsy:

Become faster and more accurate with your knife work, and create dishes that cook evenly and look truly professional. Guided by chef Brendan McDermott, you’ll explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts. Learn to dice, mince and julienne a range of produce. Find out how to chop herbs without bruising them or losing flavor, and never again cry when cutting an onion. Uncover Brendan’s favorite shortcuts for working with butternut squash, pineapple, chiles, citrus and more. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen, and finish the course with a lesson on honing and sharpening your knives at home!

The class consists of 5 lessons, online support, and downloadable class materials. While there, you might take a peek at all the free online courses Craftsy has available!


To take advantage of this freebie, head to Craftsy


*HOT!!* Nautica Boys 8-20 Black Fleece Jacket just $6.69 (reg. $64)!

nauticafleeceHot deal! Check it out – this Nautica Boys Fleece is just $6.69 right now on Amazon (reg. $64)! But you need to note – it’s only for the black color in sizes small, medium, or large.

I don’t anticipate this will last long, so *hurry* on over to Amazon if you are interested. At this price, you might consider snagging a couple. This jacket ships free with your Amazon Prime account, or total purchase of $35+.

Don’t forget, it’s Thursday which means we’ve updated our Best Subscribe and Save list. Make sure to check out those deals if you’re already shopping on Amazon!

Thanks, Queen Bee Coupons!



Whole Foods Market: Save 50% on Eco-Friendly Cleaners April 19 – 22

ecoscaleTo celebrate Earth Day, Whole Foods Market is taking 50% off 130+ eco-friendly cleaners between April 19th and April 22nd! You’ll find everything from laundry detergents to dish soaps and all-purpose and bathroom cleaners!

Featured brands include Ecover, Greenshield, biokleen, Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyers, If You Care and Method. Remember, Whole Foods Market DOES accept coupons!

Here’s one that might pair nicely with the sale:

$1.00 off (1) Seventh Generation Hand Dish Liquid


Also, I suspect you could snag a great deal on Method with these coupons:

To learn more about the sale and the rating system Whole Foods uses to determine what ends up on their shelves, please see this press release at Whole Foods Market.


Zulily: Crocs for Men, Women & Kids up to 50% Off!


Right now, you can save up to 50% on Crocs styles for men, women & children over at Zulily! If you’ve never shopped Zulily before, you’ll need to become a member (it’s easy – it only takes an email address and a password you create).

Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:



Crocs Kids – Lego $19.99 (reg. $35)
Available in several colors



Crocs Kids – Lemonade Baya $12.99 (reg. $20)



Crocs Kids – Spongebob $16.99 (reg. $30)
Other characters available too, including Dora and Phineas & Ferb!



Crocs Unisex – Black Ralen Clog $16.99 (reg. $35) 



Crocs Women – Dahlia Flat $14.99 (reg. $30)

Of course, these are just a few of the many styles you’ll find on sale. Head to Zulily to check it out!


Best Amazon Subscribe & Save Deals: Natural Diapers As Low As 9¢ Each, Paper Towels, Rogaine + more!

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This new feature here at The Coupon Project rounds up the best Amazon Subscribe & Save deals from their gigantic list of eligible Subscribe & Save items. We’ll keep this list updated at least once a week, but you can find the deals at any time by clicking the image in the sidebar.

Highlights This Week

The latest deals include environmentally-sensitive diapers for as low as $0.09 each, paper towels for as low as 76¢/giant roll, a 3-pack of Rogaine for as little as $11.99 after mail-in rebate, and lots more. New deals this week are highlighted in yellow.

Feel free to leave a comment if there are other products you regularly buy with Amazon Subscribe & Save and I’ll add them to the post.

For an overview on how Amazon Subscribe & Save works, read my post on How to Maximize Your Savings with Amazon Subscribe & Save.

Please note: Amazon’s prices and coupons are constantly changing, so the products and prices you see listed here may not last. I plan to update this post at least once a week as well as give you the heads up on popular deals that may sell out quickly.

Don’t forget! You’ll save 20% instead of the usual 5% when you receive 5 or more subscriptions on your monthly delivery day. Some of the deals listed here would work well as “fillers” to help maximize your savings.

Baby & Child Care


Huggies Snug & Dry Size 2 Diapers 246-Pack

Huggies Snug & Dry Size 2 Diapers 246-Pack for $35.79 after coupon with Amazon Mom ($0.15/diaper – other sizes are available)

Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers

Luvs with Ultra Leakguards Diapers Size 1 252-Count for $25.39 after coupon with Amazon Mom ($0.10/diaper – other sizes are available)

Nurtured by Nature Environmentally-Sensitive Diapers

*NEW* Nurtured by Nature Size 1 Baby Diapers 160-Count for $14.30 after coupon with Amazon Mom ($0.09/diaper – other sizes are available)

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers Size 1 252-Count for $35.29 after coupon with Amazon Mom ($0.14/diaper – other sizes are available)

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diapers

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Size 1 Diapers 80-Pack for $8.79 after coupon with Amazon Mom ($0.11/diaper – other sizes are available)


Plum Organics Mish Mash, 3.17-Ounce (Pack of 12)

*NEW* Plum Organics Mish Mash 3.17-oz. 12-Pack for $11.22 ($10.56 with 5 or more subscriptions) – as low as $0.88 each


Boudreaux's Butt Paste Baby Bath, 13 Fluid Ounce

*UNDER $5*Boudreaux’s Butt Paste 13-oz. Baby Bath for $3.79 ($3.19 with 5 or more subscriptions)


Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Refill

Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance Free Wipes 648-Pack for $8.58 after coupon with Amazon Mom ($0.01/wipe)

Huggies Soft Skin Baby Wipes, Refill

Huggies Soft Skin Baby Wipes 504-Count for $8.59 after coupon with Amazon Mom ($0.02/wipe)

Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes

Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes 864-Count with Tub for $18.01 with Amazon Mom – $0.02/wipe

Pampers Natural Clean Wipes

Pampers Natural Clean Wipes 864-Count with Tub for $18.01 with Amazon Mom – $0.02/wipe
**You can also get the 504-Count for $8.78 with Amazon Mom (still $0.02/wipe)

Pampers Sensitive Wipes

Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes 448-Count for $8.78 with Amazon Mom – $0.02/wipe
**The 744-Count package will be $15.98 with Amazon Mom (also $0.02/wipe)

Pampers Softcare Baby Wipes

Pampers Softcare Baby Fresh Wipes 504-Count for $8.78 with Amazon Mom – $0.02/wipe)

Seventh Generation Thick & Strong Free and Clear Baby Wipes

*NEW* Seventh Generation Thick & Strong Free and Clear Baby Wipes 384-Count for $6.59 after coupon with Amazon Mom – $0.02/wipe


Facial Care

Noxzema Eyebrow Shaper

*UNDER $5* Noxzema Eyebrow Shaper 3-Pack for $2.84 ($2.39 with 5 or more subscriptions)

Seventh Generation Refreshing Facial Wipes

*UNDER $5* Seventh Generation Refreshing Facial Wipes 30-Pack in Mandarin for $2.15 after coupon ($1.43 with 5 or more subscriptions) – as low as $0.05/wipe

Hair Care

Goody clincher comb

*UNDER $5* Goody Classics Clincher Combs for $2.71 ($2.28 with 5 or more subscriptions)

Pantene Ice Shine Conditioner 12.6 Fl Oz (packaging may vary)

*UNDER $5* Pantene Ice Shine Conditioner for $3.77 ($3.18 with 5 or more subscriptions)

Rogaine for Men Hair Regrowth Treatment

*NEW* Rogaine for Men Foam Hair Regrowth Treatment 2.11-oz. 3-Pack for $27.99 after coupon ($21.99 with 5 or more subscriptions)
**Once you’ve received your purchase, you can submit for this $10 mail-in rebate to drop your final price to as low as $11.99.


Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer, 0.09 Ounce

*UNDER $5* Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer for $3.32 ($2.79 with 5 or more subscriptions)

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara By Lashblast, 0.44 Ounce

*UNDER $5* CoverGirl Clump Crusher Lashblast Mascara for $4.70 after coupon ($3.80 with 5 or more subscriptions)

Nivea Lip Butter 0.59-oz. Loose Tin

*PRICE DROP* Nivea Lip Butter Loose Tin in Raspberry Rose Kiss for $2.65 ($2.23 with 5 or more subscriptions)

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