Print your May coupons now!


Posted on : 31-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Coupon Matchups, Daily Deals, Free Stuff

I love printable coupons! Most of them are either reset or removed at the beginning of each month. Now is the time to print the ones you’ll use before that happens! Remember, you can usually print two coupons per computer. You can use the back button, or just go back to the list and select them again. Here are direct links to the best printables sites.

Coupon Network by Catalina

Cellfire digital coupons (These go directly to your store card…no printing!)



Target’s Printable Grocery Coupons  Target has become one of my favorite printable sites! Combine the store and manufacturer’s coupons for a fabulous deal!

Print the ones you want now, and then check again tomorrow to see if they have been reset (to print again) and to get in on all the newest ones!


$50 Giveaway! Enter now!


Posted on : 25-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff, Giveaways

It’s giveaway time!

To celebrate 500 facebook fans, My Rubber Money is giving you the chance to win $50!  The winner gets to choose the prize…Paypal cash, Amazon giftcard, Store giftcard, Restaurant giftcard…your choice!  Entering is super easy and the giveaway will be open for 10 days.

To enter:

  1. Like My Rubber Money on facebook.
  2. Tag My Rubber Money in a facebook post.  (Tag by placing the @ symbol at the beginning of the page name:  @My Rubber Money)
  3. Leave a comment on THIS post letting me know you’ve done both.

I get a lot of spam, so your comment may not be visible immediately. I will have to approve it first unless you have posted before. Post only once and be sure to use your correct email address so that you can be notified if you are the winner. 

The winner will be chosen by at 8PM (EST) on June 4, 2011.

Good luck, and thanks for stopping by My Rubber Money!


MyCokeRewards Wednesday Deal: 500 Priority Club Rewards Points!


Posted on : 25-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff

If you’re a Priority Club Member, this is the deal for you! Today only, get 500 Priority Club Rewards Points for only 50 MyCokeRewards Points!  Here’s what Coke says:

Make yourself a priority. Escape for a night. Get in on the deal.

Wednesday is the best day for deals like this. Here’s a chance to save 69% on 500 Priority Club® Rewards points. Get in on the deal now, while supplies last. This package of 500 Priority Club® points can be redeemed for your choice of hundreds of great rewards, from hotel stays (Reward Nights) to airline miles. You can choose from almost 4,000 hotels in the InterContinental Family of Brands, which include InterContinental® Hotel Group, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® or Candlewood Suites®. Plus, you can redeem points toward airline miles (Redeem Points to Miles), tickets, dining or shopping certificates. You must be a member of Priority Club® Rewards to redeem this reward. If you are not a member, join at This reward only leads to more rewards for you and your family.  Limit one (1) redemption per member per lifetime.

Must be a member of Priority Club® Rewards and provide membership number to My Coke Rewards to participate. Bonus Priority Club® points will be awarded according to the standard terms and conditions of the Priority Club Rewards program which are subject to change. Points will be deposited immediately into your account once you deposit your points online at Guests who are not Priority Club® Rewards members must enroll at ©2009 InterContinental Hotels Group. All rights reserved. Most hotels are independently owned and/or operated.


FREE Prescription Glasses 5/25


Posted on : 24-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff

The FREE glasses giveaway has become a regular weekly event over at! This week is no exception! Starting tomorrow (5/25) at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern), you can get FREE prescription glasses! You do have to pay for shipping and any upgrades. (The total cost for my son’s glasses was $14.86 for shipping and insurance!)

Here’s what you do:

  1. Like on facebook and click the “Free Glasses” tab to get the code. Okay, I’m cheating again, tomorrow’s code is FREEGLASSES525.
  2. Go to and choose your frames. Frames marked “Coupons Not Applicable” are not eligible for this promotion.
  3. After you’ve put your frames in your cart, enter your prescription information. You will need to know your PD (pupilary distance) as well. You can get this information from the last place you got glasses.
  4. Enter your shipping and payment information, putting  FREEGLASSES525  in the spot for the promo code. The best way to get the frames you want is to have everything ready by 11:45 and hit “apply” under the code until it works!

Some things to note:

  • If you don’t have your prescription information, you can enter all zero’s in the prescription fields and check out normally. Then, call Coastal Contacts with your order number and have them hold the order for you until you get your info.
  • If you just want fashion glasses, you can also just enter zero’s.
  • The frames and standard lenses are FREE. If you need bifocals, tinting, special coatings, or thin lenses, you will have to pay for those upgrades.
  • This promotion is for first time participants only. Don’t try to have the exact prescription you’ve already ordered shipped to a different address. They will cancel your order.

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Be sure to like My Rubber Money on facebook to get in on awesome freebies, coupons, and contests!


Dollar General: $5 off $25 Today Only!


Posted on : 21-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Coupon Matchups, Daily Deals

Dollar General has caught on to the demand for coupons. For the last few months, they have been putting coupons on their website. Right now, you can print an awesome coupon for $5 off a $25 (pretax) purchase.  Click here to see all of the printable coupons from Dollar General. Don’t forget to check out the Printables page of My Rubber Money to find more great printable coupons.


Tippr Deal of the Day: Whitewater Rafting


Posted on : 19-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Activities and Entertainment, Daily Deals

Have you signed up for Tippr yet? It’s a fabulous daily deal site with some of the best deals out there. Today’s deal for Atlanta is half-priced whitewater rafting with the best company on the Ocoee, Ocoee Outdoors!

I’m a teacher during the school year, but in the summer I have the priveledge of working for the best outfitter on the river. Ocoee Outdoors is celebrating 35 years in business this summer. If you’ve never been whitewater rafting, you have to try it out! This Tippr deal makes it easy! Click the banner below to sign up for Tippr today and get the best daily deals delivered right to your inbox!


MyCokeRewards Wednesday Deal: FREE Movie Ticket & Large Drink!


Posted on : 18-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff

I love this deal! Today you can get a movie ticket and a large drink for only 290 points! This deal is normally 485. Too bad you can only get one deal per person 🙁  Read all about it here:

Get lost in a love story. Have a good laugh. Get in on the deal.

Wednesday’s the best day with deals like this. Here’s a chance to save 40% on an AMC Ticket & 1 Large Fountain Drink. Get in on the deal now, while supplies last. With this reward, you can head to the theatres, grab a refreshing Coca-Cola® and enjoy a movie. This AMC Silver Experience™ ticket is good for one movie admission, and the included coupon gets you one free large Coca-Cola fountain drink at AMC Theatres®. Grab your ticket and see an action-packed film or the latest animated comedy. The night is sure to be a big hit. Get rewarded for doing what you love, join the AMC Stubs® program at (Drink coupon expires on 1/31/2012.)

Good at any AMC, Loews, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson and Star theatres, excluding Canadian theatres. Subject to surcharge for 3D, IMAX, alternative content, and premium services and locations. No photo copies allowed. Valid seven days a week. Please visit for additional information. Special Engagements excluded. Special Engagements restriction is necessary to comply with the contractual obligations of motion picture distributors on certain films. It is typically AMCs policy to remove the restrictions after the second weekend of the film’s release.
Please visit or box office for this information.

Limit of one (1) redemption per member.


Get FREE Stuff and Fabulous Coupons from Vocalpoint


Posted on : 14-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff

I love being a member of Vocalpoint. It will never cost you a thing and you get awesome rewards for being a member. You can share your opinion on brand new products and find out what others have to say.

A package from vocalpoint usually includes a generous sized sample of a product, along with high value coupons. You will get a coupon for a free or nearly free product and several coupons for $1 or more off to share with your friends.

In the past 2 weeks alone, I got a coupon for a FREE pint of Breve Creme along with several $1 off coupons. It was packaged in a reusable paper coffee cup (completel with lid) and had a cute “will return at ___” paper clock. Then, just this morning I received a sample sized box of Frosted Mini Wheats with a touch of Fruit. This package came with a BOGO coupon for me and 3 coupons for $1 off to share with friends.

Check it out! Click the banner below to sign up today. You’ll love it!



Extreme Couponing: Love the Savings, Hate the Crime


Posted on : 14-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Coupon Matchups, Daily Deals, Free Stuff

I have a real love/hate relationship with TLC’s Extreme Couponing. I love that the show has sparked an interest in couponing. I hate that it showcases things like addiction, fraud, and greed.

I have been using coupons for years to feed my family and to get what we need.  I look at coupons as cash. If I’m buying a product anyway, using a coupon keeps cash in my pocket. Cash that I would’ve spent if I hadn’t used a coupon. Even if it’s only a quarter, if I do it 4 times, I’ve just kept $1 in my pocket. It really adds up over time. I also love to share my knowledge of couponing with others. It makes me happy to see one of my friends use a coupon. This is why I love TLC’s Extreme Couponing.  This show has inspired countless people to start using coupons and stretching their family’s budget!

Like anything, saving money can be taken too far. It can be a real rush to see that receipt at the end of a great couponing trip. Subtotal: $100, Subtotal after coupons: $30. Who wouldn’t be excited? You’ve just kept $70 in your pocket! From watching the show, it looks like this is where the addiction starts. These people become obsessed with using coupons to the point that they’ll clear store shelves, buying stuff that they’ll never use. Sure, they can donate it, but what about people like me who truly need the item they’ve just taken? We go through a lot of ketchup. When I can get it for free with a coupon, I will stock up. Buying 6 to 8 bottles is stocking up for me. After all, it will be on sale again in a few weeks. And, I’ve left some at the store for others who also need free ketchup. The shelf-clearing hoarder who took 100 bottles, even if they’ve donated half of it to a food bank, has just taken ketchup away from me. I don’t go to a food bank.

The episode that first had me screaming at my TV featured a self proclaimed diva named Jaime. This “diva” was using coupons fraudulently on camera. She made no effort to hide what she was doing. She used coupons for items that she didn’t buy. It’s called code matching and it’s wrong. Coupons plainly state what they can be used for. They also plainly state that any other use constitutes fraud and is punishable by law. It wasn’t just her criminal activity that had me livid, either. She’s the one that took nearly 70 bottles of mustard when her family doesn’t even like it.

After Jaime’s episode aired, couponers went wild. Many honest couponers used screenshots from the show to prove that she had used coupons fraudulently. The thing is, what Jaime did amounts to stealing. Most of us know that stealing is wrong. But this chick, no…she thinks what she did is fine AND she says she’ll continue to do it. People have basically made her life miserable since her episode aired. She had no choice but to answer the allegations. Here is an iterview from the Wall Street Journal:

Extreme Couponing Star: I was a Scapegoat 

By Quentin Fottrell

Talking Shop: Remember J’aime Kirlew? She appeared on the first episode of TLC’s 12-part series Extreme Couponing and cut nearly $14,000 off her grocery bill last year by clipping coupons. She stockpiled over 100 cleaning wipes, 450 rolls of toilet paper and 250 paper towels at her Montgomery Village, Md., home. 

Last month, Pay Dirt spoke to Kirlew about the show in an interview entitled, “Confessions of an Extreme Couponer.” It turned out to be a portentous headline. Her TV appearance was followed by allegations of fraudulent coupon use online and in magazines and newspapers, a practice where a shopper can use one coupon on another product that matches the barcode, but not the product specified on the coupon.

Bud Miller, the executive director, of the Alexandria, Va.-based Coupon Information Corporation, which represents the manufacturers of coupons issued in the U.S., says it’s not a gray area: “Coupons are a contract and the controlling barcodes are merely a method of processing coupons, so any use of a coupon to produce a product other than stated in the plain language of the coupon is considered fraudulent.”

Manufacturers are now changing their barcode system to prevent coupons being used for other products that work with the same barcode. But Kirlew says she has done nothing wrong and will continue to match coupon codes until the barcode system changes.

Pay Dirt spoke exclusively to Kirlew.

How have you been since the show aired?

Kirlew: My episode still airs and I still have a crazy amount of cruelness online. I have received anonymous emails. The attack was just relentless. The national response has been so incredibly cruel with some people saying, “Please remove J’aime from your show.” People have purchased ads with my name online. Everyone else is profiting off this, and used this story to direct people to their websites and to buy their e-book and DVD. But I’ve had a lot of positive comments and emails.

How has TLC been with the media backlash?

TLC didn’t prepare me whatsoever. I felt like a fish thrown amongst the sharks. The channel was the publicity liaison to hook me up with the various media outlets that want to speak to me. In no way shape or form do I feel like they have helped me in how to respond.

(TLC declined to comment, but told Pay Dirt last month: “Any of the cast’s strategies are unique and their own to comment on.”)

You matched barcodes, as long as they worked, rather than products, right?


Do you believe that was the right thing to do?

Yes, I believe that I have done nothing wrong. I’ve even had managers take my purchase and check me out. They’ve told me, “If the coupon goes through at my register, I’m getting reimbursed for it.” I have never been approached by anyone in authority telling me to do something different.

Will you change your methods now that manufacturers are changing the barcode system?

I do not intend to change my shopping habits unless or until the code changes. If it is in fact a problem, the new GS1 barcode should resolve all of these issues.

And what about the comments from the Coupon Information Corporation?

Regarding those individuals that Mr. Miller is looking for, I don’t fall into that category. I’ve never copied coupons, I’ve never created my own coupons, I’ve never redeemed any other coupon other than what comes in the coupon inserts from the newspapers or legitimate online, printable manufacturer coupons.

How did you get started clipping coupons?

I knew nothing about couponing until my husband took a pay cut. I saw BeCentsAble on Good Morning America. I contacted them and purchased their DVD and got started.

Is this where you learned to match codes as well as products?

The DVD had one step called “Coupon Strategies: Reading Coupons,” which specifies that you must match the first five numbers on the bar code on the product and the bar code on the coupon and that, if these numbers match, your coupon will scan.

(BeCentsAble founder Chrissy Pate told Pay Dirt that their code matching strategy was designed to match products not pictured on the coupon, but ones that were still specified for use by the coupon: Pate says, “We had no idea people were misinterpreting what we were saying. Some coupons put the most expensive Tylenol picture on coupon, but the coupon was designed to be used for other Tylenol bottles too. We changed our DVD and sent out lots of correspondence not to talk about barcodes because this was being misunderstood.”)

What do you want from this interview?

I want to stop being the Scapegoat. I used a Buddig Deli cut for a 12/16 ounce packet for a 2 ounce packet because the numbers matched. The coupons went through at the register and I did not have any problem.


First of all, she’s nobody’s scapegoat. She is the one who made the decision to use code matching instead of proper couponing. She is knowingly committing fraud and I sincerely hope someone prosecutes her. Maybe she can pay her legal fees with mustard. Lawyers like mustard, right?

If you are new to couponing, check out these articles to get started (the RIGHT way):

Coupon Tips

The Reality of Extreme Couponing

Extreme Couponing 101

Extreme Couponing and the Golden Rule

If you need help getting started or if you ever have questions about saving money (without stealing), feel free to contact me. Leave a comment here, post your questions on my facebook wall, or use the contact me page! I love to share couponing tips!


Facebook Freebies & Giveaways


Posted on : 13-05-2011 | By : Trish | In : Daily Deals, Free Stuff, Giveaways

Facebook has become so much more than a place to connect with friends and family. Companies have turned the social media site into a virtual freebie free-for-all. You can get a free sample or coupon from some company just about everyday! I’ve gotten free hair color, amazingly wonderful candy, health & beauty products, household products, high value coupons, and even free glasses from companies on facebook!

Most of the time I post about these freebies and coupons directly on facebook, so be sure to “Like” My Rubber Money for up-to-the-minute updates!

Here’s what you can get today (so far!):

Suave Beauty is giving away 100,000 coupons for FREE body wash or lotion.

Clairol is giving away 25,000 coupons for FREE haircolor for the next 3 days starting today at noon.

Tide is giving away Stain Release 10 ct packages starting today at 2:00 PM.

There are so many more every week! If you aren’t already on facebook, it’s definitely worth a try! Check it out here: My Rubber Money on facebook