Thursday, September 6, 2012

American Girl

American Girl Dolls came out *just* as my mom thought I was beyond the age for dolls, but can I tell you how much I wanted Samantha? She was my favorite by far. She is now retired, and I just found out her crazy high price on ebay! I almost wanted to buy her now. I used to look at every page when the dolls were catalog only, and just maybe you might find me in the store in downtown Chicago just looking around.
The dolls truly are just beautiful, the soft hair, darling outfits and matching accessories can only equal hours of make-believe for any little girl (or 34 year old like my self). But beyond being just a doll, everyone has a story to go along, inspiring young girls of all ages.
But the dolls are very expensive, The typical 18" doll is $95.00, but you know you need the dog, lama, American girl goat???, pjs, and so much more. 
Well this is a money saving website! I have a little hint from my neighbor, did you know they have a American Girl outlet? It is only a short drive from the compnay head quarters in Wisconsin, in the Oshkosh outlet mall. 

Called American Girl, it is an outlet store in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that carries American Girl magazine and high-quality overstock and seconds of American Girl clothing, books, doll outfits, and accessories.

American Girl is located in the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh on US41 and Highway 44, the mall is just across the road from the EAA Air Museum at Suite A30, 3001 South Washburn Street, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54904  and they take phone orders also 1-920-303-2222

Outlet store hours: Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The outlet store accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards. American Girl gift certificates may be redeemed at the outlet store.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Do your kids need a back to school haircut for free?

Back to school for the 2012-2013 school year is here... this summer has flown by fast!
If your kids need a sharp snazzy haircut to go back to school with JC Penny's... or JCP for you hip new shoppers (pssssh!) is giving  away free haircuts the month of August for grades k-6. You can't beat the price and a quality hair cut just before if you can only get the kidos to sit still..... :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stinkin cutest platter ever for $17.00 shipped!

Have you ever seen a platter that screamed summer like this darling Popsicle one? I just HAD to have it and it is on clearance for only $17.00 with FREE SHIPPING from Von Maur.... I just  knew it had a place in my kitchen for summer parties or even just on my table!

First off this is way bigger than it looks and with each color is separated with a three section server to hold your things in order. I almost have planned a party around this platter.... You can find this great deal with this link

Von Maur has a amazing online sale section where I found this, but beyond that everyday they offer free shipping, free beautiful gift wrap and even the Von Maur store credit card is interest free! More than shopping online the stores are just beautiful, with some of the best customer service you will ever find. I always find the best gifts at my local store in St. Charles, IL and love it!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Website Wednesday! A great coupon website to check out!

Hey savers! I have fallen in love with a great new coupon website, have you checked out ? They have great deals, printable coupons and a great message board page where I get lots of tips from other savers.
Happy Saving, 4th of July and Summer!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lean Cuisine Delicious Rewards

More and more companies are offering awesome rewards programs, I love the coke rewards program, but my new favorite is delicious rewards from lean cuisine It is so easy to earn free items that are all kitchen and food based or free magazines, or trade in your points like I do for free lean cuisines.

You can enter codes from up to ten boxes at a time, but each month you can take a very short survey, that only takes 2 minutes for bonus points that really add up fast. Just note that the points are only on boxes, not any of the bagged meals.

My very favorite new little snack is the fajita style spring rolls above... but you really have to be careful each box has two servings but they taste like they are from a great Mexican place, you would never even know they were not only from a box but cooked in a freezer!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Soma semi-annual sale

Starting June 7th it is the big twice a year sale at Soma...we are talking great deals with $19.99 bras, clearance panties and up to 70% off clothing. It really is the biggest sale they will have all year... check back at and look at all the deals or find a store near you! Who not only loves cute new panties but a little notice of a great sale!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Printable Jamba Juice Coupon...

It is May 4th today and it is already hot in Chicago. What about a yummy Jamba Juice smoothie to cool you off? What if it was only $2.00 WITH THIS PRINTABLE COUPON, all you have to do is enter your zip code and you can get a 16 oz smoothie in any flavor (mango a go-go please) and enjoy, cool off and think about summer!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Finally a giveaway winner!

I got my act together and picked a winner for the subscription to Everyday Food magazine...
The winner is....
 Amanda from

 Have you checked out her darling blog? Some of the best things i have made this year have been straight from her page...The Sopapilla Cheesecake is one "lick the bowl" good cheesecake! Your whole house will smell amazing when it bakes! 

A new giveaway will be posted soon, be on the lookout!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend WOW sale at Lands End

This weekend Lands End is having a great sale...30% off EVERYTHING, new items, sale, clearance, home, baby and the best sellers that stay at a everyday price! Also offering free shipping with no minimum also... You do need to use at checkout‚ manually enter Promotion Code PICK30 and PIN 3022, or go into your local store and the same sale is going on also.

See that bag above... my friend Leigh bought it for me and it is fab! I have it in deep purple trim and use it for groceries, overnights, everything it is very sturdy, crisp and HUGE! I find so many uses for it, it really is the best huge bag. You can find it WITH THIS LINK

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Everyday Food magazine Giveaway....ends 4/25

Nothing will help you save more money than cooking at home. I drool over the pages of Martha Stewart's beautiful magazine Everyday Food. It is a monthly guide to fast everyday meals, every item in each recipe can be found at your local supermarket. I have made tons of things over the years and everything turns out beyond yummy. I know you are just going to love getting a entire free year subscription...just think of all the great meals you can make!

The giveaway winner gets a full year of the magazine mailed directly to your home... or send it off to a foodie friend

Here's all you have to do to win:
1. Leave a comment with your name and email address, and let me know what your favorite cookie is!
2. Be a follower of This Little Piggy Bank, follow by email or be a blog follower!
3. Facebook this blog link on your fb page for an extra entry....but be sure to
leave a comment stating you did so with the link you used, so I can check!
4. If you "like" our facebook page, leave another comment saying you did so for a extra entry!
5. Start to follow our daily tweets on Twitter!!/hrhcary Please post a separate comment with your twitter name. 
So each person has a total of 4 entry chances!
I will chose a winner on April 25, 2011 at midnight using