Friday, February 19, 2010

Vaseline Coupons just released another new high value coupon! Just go here to print a coupon valid for $1.50/1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion! Pair this coupon up with the $1/1 Target coupon and a sale to score a great deal! Let us know if you come across any in-store deals!

Mega Swag Bucks Day!!

If you don't always do your searches through SwagBucks, you'll want to make sure you do today! It's "Mega SwagBucks Day!" You could win anywhere from 5-500 SwagBucks today! And remember, it only takes 45 to get a $5 Amazon Giftcard! Good Luck! And if you haven't joined yet, you can do so HERE.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coupon Classes

If you are interested in coming to a coupon class let me know. As of right now, I have 2 booked for March. More information coming soon!!

New Swag Buck Code

There is a new Swag code out worth $1.
You need to go to the main page of
Click on Ways to Earn.
Select special offers.
Click on the No Obligation Offers box.
Notice it says this at the top of that page: Welcome to Swag Bucks Special Offers.
Sign up for the free money-saving offers you like, feel free to skip the rest, and find a special swag code reward at the end.
Skip all the offers by clicking the skip button beneath the advertisement.
After about 7 pages, there will be a Swag code worth $1.
Enter it on in the Enter a Swag Code box.
Good luck!

What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is a search engine that awards you in the form of Swagbucks (points that can be traded in for prizes.) You can chose from a variety of prizes including gift cards. My favorite is a $5 gift card. It costs 45 Swagbucks. You get 3 Swagbucks for joining and can win anywhere from 2 - 5 a day if you search until you win in the morning and in the evening. I usually win within my first 5 searches. They also have Swagcodes out at least 5 times a week that can be worth 1 - 3 Swagbucks.

Walgreens Giftcard Giveaway

Check out this great giveaway over at Ali's Coupon Adventures!!

Body Shop Sale

The Body Shop is having a HUGE blowout sale with some items marked down from $35 to only $1!!! Hurry and snag what you can before they sell out! Your shipping will be $5.95 or FREE with an order over $60. Click here to check out all their drastically reduced items.
(Thanks, MojoSavings!)

Publix Trip

I went to Publix today during my lunch break and got some great deals.

Here is the breakdown:

6 boxes of Betty Crocker Muffin Mix @ $1.30 each (Used 6 -- $0.50 off coupons that doubled)

1 package of Mission Tortillas @ $1.59 (Used -- $1.00 off coupon)

3 boxes of Pasta @ $0.75 each (Used -- $1.00 off 3 coupon)

2 boxes of Minute Made Coolers @ $1.33 each

2 jars of Classico Spaghetti Sauce @ $1.25 each (Used -- $1.00 off 2 coupon)

2 jars of Classico Alfredo Sauce @ $1.25 each (Used -- $1.00 off 2 coupon)

4 packages of Land O'Frost Deli Meat @ $3.49 each (Used 4 -- $2.00 off coupons)

2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls @ $1.67 each (Used -- $1.00 off 2 coupon)

2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls @ 1.67 each (Used -- $1.00 off 2 coupon + $1.00 off 3 coupon (Publix Coupon))

2 Softsoap Containers @ 1.00 each (Used 2 -- $0.35 coupons that doubled + $1.00 off 2 coupon (Publix Coupon))

3 Packages of Coles Bread @ $1.15 each (Used 3 -- $1.00 off coupons)

2 packages of Golden Stuff Oreos $ 2.99 (Used 2 -- Free Coupons from mail)

2 packages of Oreo Cakesters @ $2.99 (Used 2 -- Buy Oreos, Get Cakesters Free Coupon)

Subtotal == $57.35
Coupons Used == $38.36

TOTAL OOP== $18.99
(Groceries Total without coupons and sales would have been: $82.81)
** An average of $0.57 per item purchased

McDonalds: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Promo

McDonald’s has a great new promotion called “Refreshment Recess”! Monday – Friday from 2-5 p.m. they are offering up buy one get one FREE beverages! …And the best part, all drinks are included in this promotion… so you can score yourself some inexpensive McCafe Lattes, Sodas, and more!
**This is ONLY available at participating locations, so make sure to call ahead and ask your local McDonald’s if they are in fact participating.(Thanks, TheThrifyCouple!)

Right Guard Coupon

Right Guard has a new high value coupon available! Just go here (click in the lower right hand corner) to print a coupon valid for $1.50 off any New Right Guard Total Defense 5!

Johnson and Johnson Coupon

The save $1 on ANY one Johnson’s Shampoo coupon ( IE or Firefox ) has RESET, so if you printed this previously, you should be able to print it again! …AND the best part– this coupon does NOT exclude travel size products! This means that you should be able to snag FREE Johnson’s travel size shampoo at various stores!

Crest White Strips Sample

Walmart has a new sample available! Just go here to score a FREE sample of Crest 3D WhiteStrips with Advance Seal!

Click on “Skip” to bypass the intro and then you should see the sample tab to click on (the last tab on the right). Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

(Thanks, GoodDealMama!)

Victoria's Secret: Free Deluxe Fragrance Sampler

Pink Nation released a *HOT* new coupon for it’s members! Just go here and login or register to print a coupon valid for a FREE Deluxe Fragrance Sampler (NO other purchase required)! This coupon is good thru March 8th.
**Also, new members that join the Victoria’s Secret Pink Nation will get a coupon for $10 off ANY $35 Pink Purchase!
(Thanks, GoodDealMama!)

Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes

have yet another new Pampers Gifts to Grow 30 point code to share with you! Just enter code GTGTEAMUSA2010 to score 30 points! Also, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter code GTGPLAY2USA2010 for another 30 points!

**If you’re new to the pampers Gifts to Grow program, then go on over here to sign up! The Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program rewards you every time you purchase Pampers diapers, training pants and wipes! Once you’ve become a member, you can start collecting points. Just find the Gifts to Grow code inside each package and enter the code online to accumulate points. Then redeem your points for rewards! They’ve got lots of great rewards including various gift cards to different stores!

Free Digiorno Pizza

Hurry to print this new coupon for a FREE package of NEW DIGIORNO 200 Calorie Portions! One coupon per household and email. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
(Thanks, DSMCouponMom!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ways to Earn Extra Money!!

Check out these websites where you can earn money or prizes by completing surveys, reading emails or searching the web.

Opinion Outpost Surveys

Every 50 points you earn $5
Check your inbox daily to see if there are any new surveys to take.

Inbox Dollars
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

Send Earnings
Read daily emails to receive points.
Once you reach $30 they will send you a check.

Sunshine Rewards
Read daily emails, take surveys or visit different websites to earn money.
Earn money through PayPal or Giftcards

See information below.

Mindfield Online
Take surveys to earn money.

My Survey
Banner Ad

HCD Surveys
Take surveys to earn money.

My Points
Email me if you are interested in My Points or leave your email in the comment area of this post and I will email you some information. (As of right now I have enough points to get $50.00 worth of gift cards for free) (My Favorite site!)

Swag Bucks!!!

I see where alot of you have signed up for Swag Bucks! Congrats and Good Luck! Before long you will have enough swag bucks to redeem your prizes!

**Remember you do have to search the web in order to get the points. **
I usually only have to do about 2-5 searches before I get 1 point. The more you search the more points you will get. Go ahead and download the toolbar so that you will remember to search everyday.

What is Swag Bucks??Do you want to earn prizes just by searching the web. If so, head over to Swag Bucks and start searching the web. Once you earn points you can redeem them for a number of different gift cards.

I'm working on getting a wii for free! I'm redeeming every 45 swagbucks for a $5 gift card to In the past few months I've already redeemed points for $20's worth of gift cards, plus I've earned 60 more swagbucks!! Happy Searching!

Free Sample of Pantene's Shampoo

Members of Vocalpoint can go here to register for a FREE full-size sample of Pantene's Nature Fusion Smooth Vitality shampoo! If you're not a member yet, go here and register first!
Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Land O'Frost Lunch Meat Coupon

There’s a hot new $2/1 Land O’Frost Lunch Meat printable coupon available. This could make some really cheap lunch meat when paired with a sale.
Thanks, Common Sense With Money!

Fekkai Hair Care Sample

There’s a hot new Fekkai Hair Care FREE sample available on right now. You can choose from the following three products:
Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner
Technician Color Care Shampoo and 3-Minute Mask
Glossing Cream

Cetaphil Coupons

Take this short 5-minute survey from Cetaphil, and at the end you’ll have the option to join the Cetaphil Skincare Club and have a $5 off any Cetaphil Product printable coupon emailed to you!
Cetaphil cleansers and cleansing bars are both priced under $5 at most stores, so this coupon will score you FREE Cetaphil products! Make sure to hit your back button to print the coupon twice.
Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

CVS: Glade Sense and Spray Deal

You can score these cheap at CVS this week.
Buy 2 Glade Sense & Sprays: $6.00 ea.
Receive $4.00 ECB’s
Final Price: $1.00 ea.

KMart: Free Orbit Gum

The three-packs of Orbit gum are on sale for $1 each at Kmart this week. Use this $1/1 printable coupon to get each one for FREE.

IHOP National Pancake Day: Feb. 23rd

Next Tuesday, February 23rd, IHOP is holding their annual National Pancake Day Celebration. From 7am to 10pm, each customer will receive a free short stack of three buttermilk pancakes. In return, customers are asked to donate to The Children's Miracle Network. Go here for more information and to find an IHOP near you.

Captain D's

Join the Captain D’s Seafood club and receive special offers and be the first to learn about upcoming promotions! Plus, just for signing up you’ll receive a welcome email with a coupon good for FREE Fish & Fries or a FREE Chicken & Fries! Allow up to 72 hours to receive your welcome email.

If you have children age 12 and under, then you can sign them up for the Kid’s Birthday club! On their Birthday they’ll receive a birthday greeting with a coupon for a FREE Kid’s Meal! Also, Kids eat FREE on Thursday’s! You can get up to two FREE Kid’s meals with any adult entree purchase at regular price, dine in only.
(Thanks, FrugalMommaOf4!)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tips Tuesdays: Cooking Tips

My biggest cooking tip for any working mother out there is to host a meal swap with friends!!

Every month since October, I have participated in a meal swap with some of my friends. We usually have about 5-7 people every month and we always have so much fun swapping meals and talking. Here are some of the guidelines for our swap:

1. Every person is responsible for cooking 1 meal for every single member of the meal swap. (For example: If there are 6 participates, you make 1 meal, six different times.) Once the meal is prepared, the meal is frozen until the meal swap.

2. The meal needs to feed 3-4 people. (We use the small square freezing pans and these work great!) If you have larger families, you may want to use a larger pan.

3. We try to spend $25 or less on the meal that we cook. (If there are 7 participates, then each meal should cost: $3.57 each).

** We all enjoy doing this because it cuts down on the time that we have to cook once we get home from work. Plus, with a small toddler at home, I can now enjoy more time with him instead of spending my time in the kitchen. And we also get to try new meals instead of having the same old meals over and over again. It's a win win situation!!

Here are a few of the meals that we have enjoyed over the past few months:
Poppyseed Chicken, Baked Ziti, Chicken Spaghetti, Chicken Lasagna, Mexican Lasagna, Mexican Cornbread Casserole, BBQ Pork Meat, King Ranch Chicken, Taco Soup, Ham and Hashbrown Casserole, French Toast, Tortilla Soup, and Many more!!

Other Cooking Tips:

1. Turn 1 Meal into 2 Meals:
My husband is not a fan of leftovers, therefore, when cooking a casserole I try to make an extra casserole to put in the freezer. That way we get 2 meals out of 1 and we don't end up throwing away leftovers the next day.

2. Keep Chopped Onions in the Freezer.
I have found that this saves money and time!! So many times before, I would throw away onions that were hardly used. Now, I just keep them in the freezer chopped up and they are great for pizzas and casseroles.

3. Use your Crock-Pot!!
I use my crock-pot at least once a week. I love just throwing ingredients in there during the morning and then coming home to a cooked meal.
Some of our favorite meals in the crockpot are:

Cream Cheese Chicken
Chicken and Noodles
Roast, Potatoes and Carrots
Mexican Burritos
Chicken Tacos

Head over to Lambert's Lately to see more Cooking Tips!!!


Check out this great giveaway over at The Best Things in Life are Free!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gap Sale: 40% off!!!

Today ONLY, you can score 40% off everything in the store (adult, kid, baby and maternity) regular and sale price!!

Plus, if you are a GAP Cardholder, you get an extra 5% off for total of 45% off! If you head over to GAP, be sure to comment and let us know about all the great stuff that you scored!
(Thanks, KrazyCouponLady)

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Chicken Cordon Blue, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables

Tuesday - Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas, Rice, Chips and Salsa (Meal Swap Meal)

Wednesday - Pizza Casserole and Bread (Frozen Meal)

Thursday - Tator Tot Casserole, Vegetables and Rolls

Friday - Mexican Lasagna, Chips and Salsa (Meal Swap Meal)

Saturday - Poppyseed Chicken, Rice and Rolls

Sunday - Mexican Burritos (Crock pot), Rice, Chips and Salsa