Monday, August 31, 2009

New Winner: Yoplait Summer Giveaway

I feel bad but one of the winners did not respond to my emails so I have drawn a new winner. The new winner is #166 Maja

Here are your random numbers:
166
Timestamp: 2009-09-01 03:41:49 UTC


The new winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond or another new winner will be drawn,

Blog Hop Tuesday: Baby Photos

It's Blog Hop Tuesday! This week's theme is Baby Photos. I am sure that there will be some really cute photos to check out.

Here is a photo of my daughter pretending she is on vacation. She is all decked out in Disney stuff and has her inflatable elephant swim toy.




When my son was younger, he loved helping his dad around the house. Here is my little handyman.


It is amazing how the years fly by!! Have fun on the Blog Hop.

MckLinky Blog Hop


Monday New Week Reminders 8/31

It's Monday again! Here is your weekly reminder of the great deals available for the next few weeks. Hopefully more good free food deals will be coming soon!

Sept 4 ~weekly~ Free Candy from Mars - click
here

Sept 5th ~only~ Bean Bag Toss at Home Depot Kids Workshops ~ click
here

Sept 7th~only~ Free Chick-fil-A sandwich ~ wear a sports team logo to get a free sandwich

Sept 12th~ only~ Build a Drum at Lowes Build and Grow Clinic ~ click
here

Sept 15th ~ while supplies last~ Seventeen Promo - Free mascara at ULTA ~ click here for details

Sept 17th ~only~ exchange any full-size shampoo that you use for one full-size Fekkai Advanced shampoo at Saks ~ click here for details

Free Sample of Betty Crocker Potatoes


Free food! Get a free sample of Betty Crocker potatoes here. I would jump right on this sample. They are going to go fast!

Free iPhone or iPod iTouch Apps & Games 8/31

Free is good! My favorite today is the Tickle the Beaver for my daughter but the Boss Attack is a close second. Have fun.

Remember that most of these are free for a limited time. Thinking about iPod or iPhone for Christmas, you can download your apps now and save them for later

Photo EffeX ~ Photo EffecX allows you to add fun to your photos

Bubble Tap Free ~ guide bubbles into place by tilting the device left or right. The faster you assemble bubble groups, the quicker you can tap to annihilate.

MyEarth ~ facts about animals

Blaster Ball Arcade Game ~ Blast the balls as they bounce around the screen.

Tickle the Beaver + Postcard ~ He’s a virtual pet who doesn't need care or food, but would rather be teased, poked and tickled.

AntiStress Painter ~ AntiStress Painter allows you to draw your feelings. With a set of five different brushes and vivid colors

Boss Attack ~ use a picture of your boss to place him in the game and then try and pelt him with objects like tomatoes, eggs and old shoes while he dodges them.

Meal Planning Monday August 31st



Meal planning makes my life so much easier! With the kids back in school, Mondays and Wednesdays are really busy for us. I will be doing more crockpot meals since it is so wonderful to come to dinner already done! This is what I have planned for this week:

Monday
Crockpot Beef Stew

Tuesday
Tacos

Wednesday
Crockpot Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwiches ~ I use this recipe but I add 1 cup ketchup and 1 cup barbeque sauce instead of the 2 cups of ketchup.


Thursday
Thai Chicken Wraps ~ recipe
here

Friday
Baked Tilipia ~ trying a new recipe

Saturday
Birthday celebrations at my Mom's (3 birthdays to celebrate) and I don't have to cook!

Sunday
Leftovers


Looking for more menu plans then please visit Org Junkie.

Fekkai Advanced Shampoo Swap at Saks ~ Sept 17th

Great deal if you live near a Saks store! On Thursday, September 17,2009 visit a participating Saks Fifth Avenue store and exchange any full-size shampoo you currently use for one full-size complimentary Fekkai Advanced shampoo ($23 value).

Limit one per customer, while supplies last. I suggest calling your Sak's store to make sure that they are participating. Click here to go to the Fekkai website to look at the shampoo.

Free Kashi Cereal Sample

Great new sample! Choose a sample from 3 different types of Kashi cereal. Click here to get your sample.

I chose the Heart to Heart cereal with blueberry cluster. Yum, can't wait to get it!

Last Day for Allure Giveaways!

Last chance this month to try and win something from Allure. Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

You must be registered and logged in to the site in order to win. It costs nothing to register.


Monday, August 31
12PM Nine West Ankle Suede Boots ($129)
1PM Ardell Fashion Lashes Starter Kit #110 ($5.99) First 500
2PM VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Body Brilliance and Body Lotion ($65) First 150
3PM Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in Me Purple ($20) First 10
4PM Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment - ($65) First 50
5PM Davines Solu Refreshing Solution Shampoo ($48) First 50
6PM FX Special Effects Curl Booster Scrunching and Curling Spray ($8.99) First 500


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Winner: HomeStudio Scrabble Tile Pendant

The winner of the Homestudio "Summer of Love" Scrabble tile Pendant is #123 Egare1. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours for to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

Here are your random numbers:
123
Timestamp: 2009-08-30 19:15:23 UTC


I want to thank everyone who participated in my giveaway! I loved reading all the comments! A special thanks to
HomeStudio for providing the giveaway.Also thanks to all who have become followers or have subscribed to my feed. I will continue to bring you the great deals, my ramblings, and money saving tips!

Paper Culture Review



Are you planning a special party? Maybe a baby shower or special birthday celebration? Paper Culture has unique premium invitations and announcements with a modern design.

I love giving parties! So I was very excited when I received a sample of
Paper Culture cards to review. The first thing that struck me was that these are very sturdy cards. Not your flimsy whimsy variety. Very nice cardstock and made from 100% post consumer recycled paper. I love supporting recycling!

The modern designs are really cute! I also liked the rounded corners. It adds to the distinctive feeling of the cards. I get tired of the same old designs so it was a pleasure to browse through the beautiful designs on their site. Paper Culture has a complete line of invitations, announcements, and a new line of thank you cards. Soon they will be offering Holiday Photo cards and Holiday invitations.

Paper Culture offers a unique mail and message program. Customers can have Paper Culture address, stuff, stamp and mail the their cards on their behalf. Until January 1, 2010, the only charge for this service is the actual cost of the stamps!

So for your next big event or announcement, take a look at
Paper Culture.



Saturday, August 29, 2009

Staples Deals 8/30 - 9/5

A few deals at Staples this week!

Sunday through Wednesday only
Hammermill Copy Paper 500 sheet ream $5.79
- $1.50 easy rebate
- $3.79 instant savings
= .50 each
limit 2

Good All Week
Sharp Calculator $6.99
- $6.99 easy rebate
= Free
limit 1

Edy's Ice Cream on Sale at Target

Cheap or free ice cream! Starting tommorow the 1.5 quart Edy's ice cream will be on sale for $2.50 each. Buy 5 ice cream and you get a $5 Target gift card. Use the Target coupon to get an extra $1 off each Edys Ice cream



$12.50 for 5 Edys ice cream (5 x $2.50)

- 5 of the $1 off Edys Target coupons

- $5 Target gift card

= $2.50 for 5 Edys Ice Cream



Even better if you have manufacturers coupons!

Walgreens Deals 8/30 - 9/5

Some great Walgreen's free after register rewards deals this week! You do some great rolling of register rewatds this week..

Rembrandt Toothpaste $5
- $5 Register Reward
= Free

Men's Zone 6 Blade Razor System $3.99
- $3.99 Register Reward
= Free

Colgate 360 ActiFlex Toothbrush $2.99
- $2.99 Register reward
= Free

Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners 16 ct $1.99
- $1.99 Reigister Reward
= Free

Breathe Right $4.99
- $4 Register Reward
= .99




Saturday Mail Bag 8/29

I love getting great free stuff in the mail or by email. What did you get the mail this week?Here's what I received:

$29.oo in Menard's rebates
Envelope of coupons from Shelly at Coupon Teacher
Free Bed Head Lip Palate from TIGI ( really nice)

Hope you received great stuff too!

Friday, August 28, 2009

HURRY!! Free $10 Gift Card For A Mall Near You

Hurry!! These will go fast ! Only 500 available per mall. Follow the directions below to get a voucher for a free $10 gift card for a mall near you . Voucher is good September 17th through 19th.

Do not be confused by the $75 receipt requirement!

Follow these directions:
1. Click
http://www.shopsmartlookfab.com/GiftCards to go to the website.

2. Click on the Gift Card Voucher button. (if don't see Gift Card Voucher button then click on Get The Scoop Here button to go to the next screen)
3. If you get a mall that you don't want then click on the Change Mall button in the bottom right hand corner.
4. Fill out the information and you will receive an email. Take the voucher to the mall on the specified dates to get your $10 gift card.

Good Luck!

Free Sample Mascara From Total Beauty

Get a L'Oréal Paris' New Telescopic Explosion Mascara sample from Total Beauty. Click here to get your sample! You do have to register to receive the sample. Registration is free and easy!

Update: when you sign up for the sample, you can send to 10 friends and upgrade to a full size product.

Winners:Yoplait Whips Summer Cool Down Giveaway

The winners are: #3 Amanda and #156 Richelle. I will email the 2 winners and they will have 48 hours for to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:3
Timestamp: 2009-08-28 19:27:18 UTC

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:156
Timestamp: 2009-08-28 19:27:45 UTC


I want to thank everyone who participated in my giveaway! I loved reading all the comments! A special thanks to My Blog Spark and Yoplait for providing the giveaway.Also thanks to all who have become followers or have subscribed to my feed. I will continue to bring you the great deals, my ramblings, and money saving tips!

Free iPhone or iPod iTouch Apps & Games 8/28

Free is good! My favorite today is the Funny Picture app. Remember that most of these are free for a limited time. Thinking about iPod or iPhone for Christmas, you can download your apps now and save them for later.

XOCubed (3D Tic Tac Toe) ~ There are 76 different ways to win in 3 dimensions.

Mimic ~ mimic syncs your friends' facebook photos with your contacts in your iPhone's address book.

Mini Taxi ~ arcade like car game

Middow ~ the easiest way to meet in the middle

Funny Picture of the Day ~ everyday a new picture will appear of something funny

Wisen Up ~ Wisen Up is loaded with tons of personality quizzes and amazing/funny facts spread across 10 categories peppered with comic illustrations.

Good Dog Training Clicker ~ dog clicker noise

Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Recipe Finder ~ browse for recipes

Friday Giveaways Blog Hop 8/28

Got a minute, then enter a blog contest! Lots of great prizes.

Remember to enter my Homestudio Scrabble Tile Necklace giveaway that ends tonight 8/28.
Also enter my new giveaway for a iTunes $10 gift card.


MckLinky Blog Hop

Bath & Body Works Free Lip Item Coupon ~ Expires 8/30

Did you miss out on getting your free lip item from Bath & Body Works last weekend? Well they are running the same promotion this weekend!! More lip stuff!

Get a free lip item with any purchase (up to a $7.50 value). Click here to print your Bath & Body Works free lip item coupon. Expires 8/30.

Allure Giveaways For Friday August 28th

Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

You must be registered and logged in to the site in order to win. It costs nothing to register.

Friday, August 28
12PM Bop Bjjoux Bracelet ($150)
1PM N.Y.C. New York Color Automatic Eye Pencil in Vampy Violet ($3.99) First 500
2PM Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 ($10) First 100
3PM GHD IV Styler FlatIron ($240) First 10
4PM Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizer ($52) First 250
5PM Ausie Deep 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Treatment ($7) First 300
6PM Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint Blush in Peony ($9.99) First 50


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Free iPhone or iPod iTouch Apps & Games 8/27

More free apps! Nothing too exciting today but the funny glasses app sounds fun. Here are the free apps that I liked today:

Star Catch: Get Together ~ line drawing game that requires you to match as many similarly colored stars as you can

keetaaComic ~ application for reading comics

FunGlasses ~ you can add glasses, sunglasses or 'FunGlasses' to pictures of you and your friends!

Carnival Balloon Race ~ like the carnival game

Sudoku Kid ~ sudoku games for kids

How Much ~ enter price, quantity, discount and optional additional discount in one concise screen to immediately see the final price of anything you want to buy

Seventeen Promo ~ Free Mascara At Ulta Starting 9/15

Great Freebie for ages 13 to 29! You do have to visit an Ulta store. Starting Sept 15th, bring in the front cover of Seventeen or a printout of the seventeen.com home page to any participating ULTA store to receive a full-size tube of Benefit BADgal Blue Mascara. The approximate retail value is $19.

Only 8,000 will be given away, with an average of 24 available at each ULTA store location. No ULTA store will have fewer than 12 available. One per person. Giveaway ends October 19, 2009, or while supplies last. Once all mascaras are distributed, there will be no substitute product given away. Must be female, between the ages of 13 and 29.

Thurday Thunks ~ Questions 8/27


I found this Thursday Thunks thread and it sounded fun! So here are the questions for this week:

1. Have you ever played
Bullshit?
Never played but sounds like a fun card game.


2. A dog licks you on your face. Are you disgusted or thinking it was sweet?
Once is sweet, multiple times becomes just yucky. My kids let the dog lick them on face all the time. They think it is cute.

3. Tell us about a fun/special memory you have of a grandparent.
This may not qualify as "fun" but it the most memorable experience with my Grandma. When I was about 6, my family went to visit my grandparents in California. My older sister got sick so my parents took her to the hospital. They left me and my older brother with "sweet ole granny".
My brother and I got bored so we decided to play cards. I don't remember the game that we played. It was probably crazy eights or war. Anyways we were playing our game when granny caught us. She was appalled that we were playing cards. We were committing a sin in her house. She grabbed a broom and chased us. Good thing ole granny was slow. We went and hide until my parents came back. Yep, a very special memory!

4. Have you ever pet a rat?
Yuck, you are joking, right? Never and don't want too.

5. If I walked into your kitchen, where are the cups?
In the cupboard, next to the refrigerator.

6. Since you already let me in your home, I found the cup and had water, now where's the bathroom from the kitchen?
Around the corner and down the hall. You are a nosey person, aren't you?

7. Have you ever pet a turtle or tortoise?
Yes, turtles are actually sort of cute. Just remember to wash your hands.

Closed : iTunes $10 Gift Card Giveaway

I love winning giveaways! I also love giving away stuff! You can win a $10 iTunes gift card.




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  • Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Saturday Sept 5th at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Winner will be posted on this blog and notified by email. Please make sure that you leave your email address in your comment or on your profile so I can contact you if you win. Winner has 48 hours to respond by email or a new winner will be chosen.

    Allure Giveaways For Thursday August 27th

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    Thursday, August 27
    12PM Lime Wool-Blend Jacket ($325)
    1PM Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Palette ($60) First 50
    2PM Styli-Style Line & Seal 24 Eyeliner Pencil in Deep Purple ( $5.99) First 500
    3PM Kiehl's Stylist Series Strong-Hold Styling Gel ($15) First 500
    4PM Amazon Beauty Rahua Leave-In Treatment ($28) First 10
    5PM Got2b Dazzling Shine Spray ($5.99) First 50
    6PM Shu Uemura Art of Hair Fiber Lifter Volumizer ($30) First 150


    Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Free EOS Lip Balm

    Great free sample of the new EOS lip balm. Click here. Hurry, limited to the first 50,000 .

    Free iPhone or iPod iTouch Apps & Games 8/26

    Free is good! Here are the games that I saw today. Remember that most these are available for free for a limited time.

    Tumblecaps ~ match bottlecaps to create chains

    Aqua Jigsaw ~ fluid jigsaw will leave you mesmerized

    Type2Friendly ~ restaurant guide and finder for Type 2 diabetics.

    Board Games ~ iOthello, Checkers, Chess and more

    iWasHere ~ geo-locational social messaging board

    Marie Callender's Home-style creation $1.50 Coupon


    Hurry! These will go fast! Print a coupon for a $1.50 off Marie Callender's Home-style creations. These are microwaveable meals. Click here to print your coupon.

    Victoria Secret Free Beauty Travel Kit with Purchase

    Nice Coupon! You do have to join Victoria Secret's Pink Nation to receive this coupon. Once you join you can print a coupon for a Free Beauty Travel Kit with the purchase of any Pink item at Victoria Secret. Click here.



    The kit includes 2 oz Energizing Body Wash, 2 oz Energizing Body Lotion, 1.7 oz Everything Refreshing Spray, and a small lip balm in a pink zippered bag. They say it is a $25 value.

    Some stores carry the pink lollipops for $1.50 . Another option is to purchase a soap for $5. Call ahead to make sure that your store has the free beauty kit in stock.

    More Target Freebies & Deals: Soap, Candles, Bread +

    Have you been getting your freebies at Target? There are some great deals too. Go here to print your Target coupons.



    Use the $1 off one Johnson's baby toiletry product to get Johnson's Buddies soap for free! This is a printable Target coupon.



    Use the $1 off one Artisan bread to get the mini loaves free! Also use the $1 off one General Mills cereal to get the free single serve cups for free. These are Target printable coupons.



    Glade Scented Oil Candles are on sale 3 for $5 which is $1.66 each. Look inside the tin for a small folded up coupon. The coupon is for $1.50 off . Purchase that tin and use the free refill pack coupon from 8/23 SmartSource. First transaction is $1.66 + tax. Use the $1.50 coupon for the next purchase and another refill coupon for a purchase price of .16 + tax for both items. Repeat!




    Bananas are .69 a lb at my store. Use the .50 off Target printable coupon for cheap bananas.

    Walgreen $5 off $25 Coupon ~ 8/26 to 8/29

    New coupon! Walgreen's has a new coupon for $5 off a $25 or more purchase. Click here

    The coupon is good from Wednesday August 26th through Saturday August 29th. The coupon does say that the $25 has to be after Walgreens and manufacturers coupons.

    "In To Win" Wednesday Giveaway Round-up

    I love giveaways! So let's all share the Linky love.

    Do you have a giveaway on your blog or website? Please leave the link for it below. Only family friendly links please! The link should go directly to your giveaway page.

    Format your link this way: Blog/Website Name - Prize - End Date





    Allure Giveaways for Wednesday August 26th

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    Wednesday, August 26
    12PM Joie Cotton Silk Dress ($348)
    1PM E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow in Mysterious ($3) First 250
    2PM RickyCare NYC Rubber Min Bobby Pins ($4.99) First 500
    3PM Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Universal Anti-Aging Cleanser ($16.95) First 50
    4PM Paul Mitchell Smoothing Gloss Drops ($16.95) First 50
    5PM Dove White Beauty Bar ($2.77) First 100
    6PM Marilyn NinYes Brush ($21) First 30


    Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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    Free iPhone or iPod iTouch Apps & Games 8/25

    Free is good! Here are the games that I saw today. Remember that most these are available for free for a limited time.


    Puppy Jigsaw Puzzle ~ 64 puppy puzzles

    Orbeez Free ~ puzzle game

    There I Am! ~ if you are lost, your friends can find you now.

    ParkingPal ~ Lost your car? You need this.

    Tuesday Blog Hop: Time To Laugh

    Time for the Tuesday Blog Hop! This week the theme is Time To Laugh. Yes, we can all use a good laugh. So take a few minutes, try the Blog Hop and have a few laughs along the way.

    I let my daughter choose a funny picture for the Blog Hop. Here is what she found:








    Here is a funny cartoon that I liked . I feel like this some days!


    Hope you liked them! Check out my Friday Photo Fun for another laugh. Got a minute then enter my giveaways here. Thanks for stopping by my blog!




    MckLinky Blog Hop

    Allure Giveaways For Tuesday August 25 th

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    Tuesday, August 25
    12PM Donna Karan New York Dress ($995)
    1PM Redken Color Extend Total Recharge Spray ($16) First 50
    2PM Black Radiance Eyeshadow Quartet in Dessert Clay ($4.19) First 500
    3PM Aveeno Positively Ageless Firming Body Lotion ($8.99) First 100
    4PM Neil George Intense Illuminating Conditioner ($24) First 20
    5PM MD Skincare Aplha Beta Daily Face Peel ($78) First 250
    6PM Maybelline New York ExpertWear Eye Shadows in Seashell and Amathyst, Line Express Eyeliner in Soft Black, Dream Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting and Color Sensational Lipstick in Born With It ($28.45) First 10


    Monday, August 24, 2009

    Monday New Week Reminders 8/24

    It's Monday again! Here is your weekly reminder of the great deals available for the next few weeks.


    August 26 ~ only~ Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase at Arbys

    August 27 ~only~ Free Taco At Taco Del Mar - click
    here to get coupon

    August 28 ~weekly~Free Candy from Mars - click
    here

    Sept 5th ~only~ Bean Bag Toss at Home Depot Kids Workshops ~ click
    here

    Sept 7th~only~ Free Chick-fil-A sandwich ~ wear a sports team logo

    Sept 12th~ only~ Build a Drum at Lowes Build and Grow Clinic ~ click
    here

    Meal Planning Monday August 17th



    Meal planning makes my life so much easier! Here's how: less trips to grocery stores, use up items that I have on hand, and plan around grocery specials to save money. I encourage you to give meal planning a try! Here is my plan for the week:

    Monday
    BBQ Roast

    Tuesday
    Pasta night

    Wednesday
    Hamburgers

    Thursday
    Chicken Fried rice ~ recipe
    here

    Friday
    Leftovers

    Saturday
    Tacos

    Sunday
    Ham ~ I had 1/2 a ham left from a few weeks ago


    Looking for more menu plans then please visit Org Junkie.

    Free iPhone or iPod iTouch Apps & Games 8/24

    Free games! I will post a daily list of the best Free Game Apps for the iPhone and iPod that I found. Most of these are available for free for a limited time!

    Thinking about getting a iPod for Christmas, you can download the games now and have them for when you get your new iPod!

    HangMath ~ fun math game

    Star Shower ~ looks cute. Has great reviews

    BrainFreeze Puzzles ~ fun puzzle games

    Jezster ~ Jezster and his evil hench-balls have taken over Shiny Happy World. It is up to you, brave player, to take back this lovely cushy place.

    ABC For Me ~ lets you create alphabet, number and other picture books

    Kingdoms Live™ - 20 Legend Points ~ role playing game

    iWatch Comedy ~ gives you a new set of hilarious videos to watch daily

    Christmas Countdown w/Music ~ daily countdown to Christmas and plays holiday music

    Coolkee - Kids ~ place the balls in the holes of the same color.

    Allure Giveaways For Monday August 24th

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    You must be registered and logged in to the site in order to win. It costs nothing to register.

    Monday, August 24
    12PM BGB Generation Suede Pumps ($110)
    1PM Pssst Instant Spray Dry Shampoo ($5.99) First 500
    2PM Neutrogena Healthy Defense Oil-Free Sunblock Stick SPF 30 ($6.50) First 100
    3PM Wet n Wild Perfect Pair Lip Wand ($3.99) First 250
    4PM Clarins Single Eye Colour in Vibrant Violet ($20) First 100
    5PM Lea Journo La Forme Styling Lotion ($28) First 500
    6PM Orgins Eyeshadow in Copper Penny and Liquid Lip Shimmer in Mangolini ($18.50) First 50 get both

    Sunday, August 23, 2009

    Enjoy the Ride Huggies Rewards ~ Free Codes

    Have you signed up for the Enjoy the Ride Program? Wait, there are free codes you can enter for the instant win game even if you don't purchase diapers or wipes.

    Big thanks to Common Sense with Money! I was reading their blog today and saw the Huggies Rewards program. They had posted new free codes that they had found. I signed up for the program and I won $10 on the instant win game! You enter codes to get points then you can use the points to enter sweepstakes or play instant win games. Go to Common Sense with Money to see their post and the free codes. Good Luck!

    35% Off "Last Call" Items At Disney Outlet

    Do you have a Disney fanatic in your family? If so then check out the "Last Call" items at the Disney Outlet. Use the code LASTCALL to get an extra 35% off the sale price! Check out the items here:
    http://www.disneystore.com/last-c.../73502/?CM

    Some great deals to be found! Here are some examples:
    Mickey Mouse wastebasket original price $25.50, sale $7.99, with discount= $5,19
    Elizabeth Swann Pirate Costume : original $19.50, sale $11.99, with discount = $7.79


    Plus when the sale price of my order (before 35%) was under $25, I was receiving free shipping! Not sure why but iit makes the deal even better!
    Only items under the Last Call category qualify for the promo code. Hope you find something good!

    HOT DEAL : Free Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich

    Hurry !!! Join the Chicken Wave with Chick-Fil-A restaurants!! Click here for easy sign-up!

    The first 250,000 people to sign up will receive a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich in the mail. Next 750,000 people to register will receive a coupon for a free Coke Zero that is redeemable at Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

    I just signed up and I will get the free chicken sandwich ! Yeah!

    Saturday, August 22, 2009

    Saturday Mail Bag 8/22

    I love getting great stuff in the mail or by email. What did you get the mail this week?
    Here's what I received:

    $50 gift card to 1-800 Flowers ~ Blog win from
    Frugal in Virginia. Yippee!
    Oxy Deep Cleaning Face wash sample
    $60 in ink cartridge rewards from OfficeMax ~ click here for details
    Pillsbury Simple gift pack win from
    A Mom's Balancing Act. I love cookies!!
    $10 off $10 purchase at JC Penney ~ home mailer
    Coupons from my sister in law

    Sephora free Birthday gift

    Lots of Restaurant coupons for my birthday ~ click here for list

    Did you get something good in your mail too? I would love to hear about it!

    Sephora Free Gift For My Birthday



    I am signed up as a Sephora Beauty Insider. Look at the great gift coupon that they emailed me for my birthday! A cute box with 3 lip glosses. I can pick it up at the Sephora store for free or get it free with my next online order.

    I thought that this was a great birthday freebie. You can sign up to be Sephora Beauty Insider too. Click here. It is free to sign up.

    Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

    Use Code: PALATE

    Friday, August 21, 2009

    Ann Taylor $20 off $20 Purchase ~ 8/21 & 8/22 Only

    Hot Coupon!! Ann Taylor is offering $20 off a purchase of full priced items of $20 or more . In store only! Print your coupon here. Only good Friday 8/20 and Saturday 8/21.

    Update: Allure Giveaways

    Some people are having a hard time finding the Allure Giveaway page. I have changed my link so that it goes to the free stuff page. Then below the August Free Stuff Blowout picture, you can click on the "enter here" link. Remember that you need to be logged in to enter.

    Friday Photo Fun


    Happy Friday! I love taking photos so I decided to share some on Fridays!

    Do you see strange things in your town? Here is a photo that could be from England






    Or it could be in your backyard in Iowa.





    Share your photos! Just enter your link in the Linky below.




    Bath & Body Works:Free Lip Item with Purchase

    Great new coupon! Free lip item with any purchase at Bath & Body Works. Click here to print your coupon. These make great stocking stuffers or little gift bag items for birthday parties!

    The coupon for a free travel size item is still good too. Click here.

    Free Candy Friday Reminder ~ Mars Candy 8/21

    Remember that today is free candy Friday from Mars candy! Go here to sign up for your free coupon. See my original post here for full details.

    Free iPhone or iPod iTouch Apps & Games 8/21

    Free games! I will post a daily list of the Free Game Apps for the iPhone and iPod that I found. Thinking about getting a iPod for Christmas, you can download the games now and have them for when you get your new iPod!

    Random Fact of the Day ~ just like the title says.

    Kingdom Skulls ~ It is a labyrinth game. You try to pick up all the crystals on a level in the quickest time possible.

    iPref ~ iPref lets you play trick-taking Preference game against computer opponents, so you can practice and be prepared for play with your friends.

    Monsterz ~ Monsters will fly onto the screen from all directions - use your fingers and thumbs to push them back as quickly as possible!

    ChocChocPop ~ Help Emily to sort out the chocolates in her candy shop.

    Acronym Finder ~ Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

    Friday Giveaways Blog Hop 8/21

    Got a minute then enter a blog contest. Who knows what you might win!


    MckLinky Blog Hop

    Allure Giveaways: Questions about Winning

    I have received several questions about the Allure giveaways.
    Here are some answers to your questions"


    Do I have to enter at the exact time?
    Any of the prizes that say "first" then you need to be one of the first to enter at that time.

    What about the large prizes given out at 12 pm?
    The large prize each day is a random drawing. You don't have to be the first person.

    How do I know if I won?
    Large prize winners will be notified in September. I believe that the smaller prizes will just be shipped without notification.

    Can I win more than one prize?
    Yes!

    Allure Giveaways For Friday August 21st

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    You must be registered and logged in to the site in order to win. It costs nothing to register.

    Friday, August 21
    12PM Earnest Sewn Cotton Denim Jeans ($198)
    1PM Eucerin Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil ($7.99) First 500
    2PM Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Gritter ($16) First 500
    3PM Revlon Classic Powder Blush ($9.79) First 250
    4PM A Scent by Issey Miyake ($65) First 25
    5PM Rene Furterer Repair Shampoo After Sun ($23) First 300
    6PM Givenchy Prisme Again Shimmer Eyes in Smooth Shimmer and Magic Kajal Pencil in Magic Black ($71.50) First 150 get both

    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    Two New Free E-books

    Two great new free e-books:




    RecipeLion

    Restaurant.com Sale ~ $25 Certificate for $3

    Restaurant.com has another great sale. Save 70% Off with every $25 Gift Certificate order. Use code PALATE at checkout. Pay $3 for a $25 certicificate thru 8/24/09 at Restaurant.com.

    I have used these certificates and they are great. Just make sure to read the fine print becuase sometimes there are restrictions.


    Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

    Thursday Thunks ~ Stupid Questions You Love To Answer


    I found this Thursday Thunks thread and it sounded fun! So here are the questions for this week:

    1. Your thoughts on hunting?
    I am all for hunting. Yep, Yep, go out there and hunt them bugs. Squash em, squish em. Make sure you get all them bugs! Hunting cute furry little animals?? No! No! Are you crazy? Hurting cute little furry animals who can't fight back.

    2. Swine Flu vaccine... will you get it?

    I am not sure. Have they tested this vaccine throughly? Hmm..

    3. What is one job/profession that you think there are just too many of?

    Telemarketers. Really annoying people! I am on that Do Not Call list but I still seem to get alot of calls.

    4. I want to go on a diet, what advice will you offer me?
    Exercise 5 times a week and eat well balance meals. Hope it works for you! I can never stick with it!

    5. You are going out on a date with someone for the very first time. When you get into their car, you see a box of condoms on the floor. What do you do?

    Ask myself "What did I see in this guy?" Then get out of car and out of his life as soon as possible.

    6. Name something in your bathroom that shouldn't be there.

    Coupons. I picked up some coupons at the store and put them in my pocket. Last night I took the coupons out of my pocket and set them on my bathroom counter. Have to file them!

    7. What was your Kindergarten teacher like?

    Actually, I don't remember my Kindergarten teacher. Nope, nothing.

    8. What kind of oil do you use when you cook?

    Olive oil. It tastes good and is suppose to be good for you

    9. If someone takes an unflattering picture of you and posts it online, do you beg them to take it down or do you laugh at yourself with everyone else?

    Might as well laugh with them!

    10. What brand of dishwashing soap do you use?

    Let's see, I am still on my stockpile of free Dawn dish soap and free Electrasol dishwasher tabs. Free is good.

    Free iPhone or iPod Touch Apps & Games 8/20

    Both of my kids have iPods so I am always on the look out for free games or Apps.
    Here are some new free Apps that I found:

    Cube the Box ~Rubik style puzzle game which looks like a fun game.

    Poker Stacks ~ A poker style puzzle game

    TwitPic ~ you have a brand new way to find user generated pictures on Twitter

    iDeck ~ provides a virtual deck of cards to the user

    Allure Giveaways For Thursday August 20th

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    You must be registered and logged in to the site in order to win. It costs nothing to register.


    Thursday, August 20
    12PM Cynthia Steffe Wool Dress ($295)
    1PM Nivea A Kiss of Protection SPF 30 Lip Balm ($2.49) First 500
    2PM Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shamoo ($3.49) First 200
    3PM Erno Laszlo Sea-Mud Soap ($21) First 500
    4PM Too Faced Eye Shadow Duo in Party Girl ($17) First 100
    5PM Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($38) First 250
    6PM Prescriptives Deluxe Eye Pencil In Black ($18.50) First 500

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Papa Murphy's $4.99 Large Pepperoni Pizza ~ Limited?

    Papa Murphy's Pizza is having Customer Appreciation Days from 8/20 - 8/22. Large Pepperoni pizza for $4.99 . People are saying that most Papa Murphy's are participating but the coupon that I received is only good at paticipating Minneapolis, Duluth, Sioux Falls, Rochester, Cedar Rapids, Omaha and Madison area locations.

    Click
    here to print the coupon.

    "In To Win" Wednesday Giveaway Round-up

    I love giveaways! So let's all share the Linky love.

    Do you have a giveaway on your blog or website? Please leave the link for it below. Only family friendly links please! The link should go directly to your giveaway page.

    Format your link this way: Blog/Website Name - Prize - End Date



    Birthday Freebies Are Rolling In !!

    Do you ever wonder if it is worth it to sign up for those restaurant emails or birthday clubs? The answer is Yes, Yes!

    My birthday is in August and the freebies are flooding my mailbox! A lot of the free items require no other purchase! Here are some the great freebies that I received as coupons in my email:

    Red Robin: Free Gourmet Burger of my choice.

    Schlotzsky's: Free small Original Sandwich

    Cold Stone Creamery: Free Like It Create Your Own Creation (ice cream + 1 mix-in)

    Uno Chicago Grill: Free Individual Deep Dish Pizza, Flatbread Pizza or Entrée

    Chili's: Free dessert with the purchase of any entree

    Genghis Grill : Free Bowl at lunch or dinner.

    Domino's: No sign up needed. August birthdays get a free Lava Crunch cake. Just show up on your birthday and present your ID.

    Want to sign up for great birthday freebies? Click here to see a Birthday freebie listing from Frugal Living TV. Remember that restaurants can change their birthday freebies at any time so what you receive on your birthday may be different than the coupon listed.

    Allure Giveaways for Wednesday August 19th

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    You must be registered and logged in to the site in order to win. It costs nothing to register.


    Wednesday, August 19
    12PM Dirty Laundry Suede Boots ($89)
    1PM SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely Fade-Resistant Rich Conditioning Color ($10) First 500
    2PM Almay Intense I-Color Play Liquid Liner in Purple Amethyst ($7.49) First 250
    3PM Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($6.49) First 100
    4PM DermaDoctor Med e Tate Hyperhidrosis Control Wipes ($48) First 100
    5PM Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel ($2.99) First 300
    6PM Laura Mercier Mineral Eye Powder Eye Shadow in Gemstone - ($20) First 250

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    CLOSED:Yoplait Whips "Summer Cool Down" Giveaway

    We love yogurt at our house! I had purchased Yoplait Whips before but I had never tried freezing them. Hmm.. frozen yogurt? It was amazing! We had some really hot days and the frozen Yoplait Whips yogurt was a great snack. A wonderful frozen treat for the beach or on a picnic!

    What do I love about yogurt?


    • It is good for you. A low fat snack full of good vitamins such as Calcium and Vitamin D.

    • Low in calories. I can feel good about myself even if I have a couple of Yoplait Whips in one day.

    • They taste sinfully good. Taste does matter to me!

    • They are cheap. Only about .52 a carton.

    • Many flavors to choose including Chocolate, Chocolate Raspberry, Dulce de Leche, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue, Orange Crème, Peaches ‘N Cream, Raspberry Mousse, and Strawberry Mist

    Thanks to My Blog Spark and Yoplait, I was sent a "Summer Cool Down" gift bag. The gift bag included: 2 free coupons for Yoplait Whips!, a cooler tote, 3 Popsicle molds and a set of 12 color-changing spoons!



    You can receive the same "Summer Cool Down" gift bag that I received! There will be 2 winners!


    How to enter: Leave a comment below telling me which Yoplait Whips yogurt or which flavor you would like to try as a frozen treat.

    Additional entries: You can do any or all of the following to earn extra entries. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.


    • Follow my blog (see the left side bar to sign up) Already a follower, just leave a comment saying that you are a follower.

    • Subscribe to my blog ( see the left side bar to sign up) Current subscribers are eligible too.

    • Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post.

    • Post my button on your blog and leave a link to your blog.

    Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Wednesday August 26th at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Winner will be posted on this blog and notified by email. Please make sure that you leave your email address in your comment or on your profile so I can contact you if you win. Winner has 48 hours to respond by email or a new winner will be chosen


    Tuesday Blog Hop: Favorite Recipe 8/17

    It's Tuesday! Time again for another Blog Hop. This week's theme is Favorite Recipe.

    I have shared this recipe before but it is a one of my family's favorites! It is easy to make and sneaks in some good veggies!

    My family had Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps at a restaurant. Everyone loved it. I looked up some recipes online and changed them to fit our taste. It is a fairly cheap recipe once you buy the initial ingredients. Then the next time, you will only need to buy the chicken, lettuce, and slaw. It is very filling!

    Ingredients:
    1 head of iceberg lettuce
    3 boneless chicken breasts - chopped up
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    3 gloves of garlic or 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
    2 Tbsp oyster sauce
    4 Tbsp lime juice
    4 Tbsp soy sauce
    1 cup Broccoli Slaw
    1 bell pepper sliced thin

    Take the head of lettuce and remove the stem part. Pull the lettuce apart into leaves. Rinse with water and pat dry.

    Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and then the chicken. Cook for about 3 minutes stirring constantly. Then add in all the other ingredients and cook for about 2 minutes while stirring. Pour into a bowl.

    To assemble the wraps, take a lettuce leaf and place 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling in the center and wrap it up.







    MckLinky Blog Hop

    Allure Giveaways For Tuesday August 18th

    Here are the prizes to try to win today at Allure. The times are Eastern time. Click here for my orginal post with the complete list of prizes through August. Click here to win!

    You must be registered and logged in to the site in order to win. It costs nothing to register.

    Tuesday, August 18
    12PM Daniel K White-Gold Neclace ($2,600)
    1PM Styli-Style Flat Eye Pencil in L.A. ($5.99) First 300

    2PM Victoria's Secret So Sexy Instant Detangler ($10) First 500
    3PM Kerastase Creme UV Defense Active ($34) First 100
    4PM Orly Nail Lacquer in Enchanted Forest ($7.50) First 250
    5PM Benefit Crescent Row Fragrances in My Place or Yours Gina, Laugh With Me Lee Lee and Something About Sofia ($36) First 30 get one
    6PM Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Beige Massai ($56) First 25


    Monday, August 17, 2009

    Update: Target Freebies

    More freebies at Target by using their printable coupons. I love Target coupons because you can print as many as you want. Great way to stock up!

    Target: print coupons here

    Apples – $0.99/lb (certain varities are .99)
    $1 off 1 lb Target printable coupon
    = Free after coupon

    General Mills Cereal Cups $0.99
    $1 off Target printable coupon
    =Free after coupon

    Artisan Mini Loaves of Bread $0.99
    $1 off Artisan bread Target printable coupon
    = Free after coupon

    Bananas – .49 lb at my Target (prices may vary)
    .50 off 1 lb Target printable coupon
    =Free after coupon

    Meal Planning Monday August 17th


    Meal planning makes my life so much easier! Here's how: less trips to grocery stores, use up items that I have on hand, and plan around grocery specials to save money. I encourage you to give meal planning a try! Here is my plan for the week:

    Monday
    Salmon (got on sale)

    Tuesday
    Sloppy Joes

    Wednesday
    Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps - recipe

    Thursday
    Unstuffed Green Peppers ~ new recipe~ I will let you know how it tastes

    Friday
    Pork Chops

    Saturday
    Leftovers

    Sunday
    Eating out for my B-day!
    Looking for more menu plan then please visit Org Junkie.
     
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