Monday, November 30, 2009

I have Winners!!

I had 3 giveaways that ended this weekend so I have a lot of winners to announce!

The winner of the 18 x 24" Poster Print is #33 Kathy Pease

Here are your random numbers:

33
Timestamp: 2009-11-30 21:58:16 UTC

The winner of the Rummino Game is #47 Linda

Here are your random numbers:

47
Timestamp: 2009-11-30 22:17:27 UTC

The five winners of the book "7 The Number of Happiness" are Rebecca, lilyk, mverno, Gianna, and haydensmommy05

Here are your random numbers:

18 37 15 45 10
Timestamp: 2009-11-30 22:35:23 UTC

Free Redbox Code

Free movie night! I got this from the Redbox Insider. The code SPNSV9 is being reported as a free Redbox rental code. Not sure of the expiration date. It is working today so give it a try!

Monday New Week Reminders 11/30

Happy Monday! Here are the deals that I found that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Dec 1st ~ Free Photo Book, Calender, or Holiday Cards ~ see post here

Dec 1st ~ the 12 days of Whataburger, sign up for free food items ~ details
here

Dec 5th ~ Build a Wagon at Home Depot Kid's Workshop ~ details
here

Dec 5th ~ Build a Gingerbread house at Lowes Kids Build & Grow Clinic 10am - 11am sign up here

Dec 5th ~ Kids Make & Take Event at Michael's Art & Craft Stores ~ details here

Dec 5th & 6th ~ Free photo with Santa at Walmart 10 am - 2 pm (call to make sure your store is participating)

Dec 5th & 6th ~ Kids can make a free reindeer hat at Bass Pro Shops 12pm - 5pm ~ details here

Dec 12th ~ Build a Christmas ornaments at Lowes Build & Grow Clinic 10am - 11am, sign up here

Dec 12th & 13th ~ Kids can make a free reindeer candy cane at Bass Pro shops 12pm - 5pm ~ details here here



Free $5.Gift Card From UltimateTicketHub ~ Facebook

Not the greatest freebie but you are buying tickets to an event then it would be a discount. If E-Ticket News reaches 3,000 fans by December 31st then each fan will recieve a $5 UltimateTicketHub.com gift card. You can sign up to be a fan here.

Free Item Coupon For Bath & Body Works Expires 12/16

Another Bath & Body Works coupon! Get a Free Signature Collection Travel size 3 oz (up to $5 value) with any purchase. Click here. Expires 12/16.

These free items make great stocking stuffers or put together a bath basket. Remember it is any purchase. I was in the store yesterday and they have cute gift bags behind the counter for $1.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Free Photo Book, Cards or Photo Calendar on 12/1/09


Another great freebie from American Greetings Photoworks! This deal should work better than the free photobook from last week. You get a coupon code and then you have until December 15th to redeem your code. This should relieve the site congestion and long loading times. Plus you have time to get your photos together.

This is for one day only, Tuesday, December 1. On December 1st, you go to www.americangreetings.com and be one of the first 20,000 people to request a special coupon code for a gift from PhotoWorks. For your gift you can choose one of the following PhotoWorks products:

*Free 20 page Photo Clutch Book
*Free Pack of 25 Photo Paper Holiday Cards
*Free 11" x 8" Photo Calendar


The coupon code that you receive includes free shipping! So it is a totally free item.

On Tuesday December 1st, you should:
1. Go to www.americangreetings.com and click on the PhotoWorks graphic on the home page

2. Enter your email address and select your gift.

3. Receive your coupon code and enter it during checkout on www.photoworks.com


**Fine print: Offer ends when inventory limits are reached. Offer valid for U.S. and Canada residents only. Coupon valid for one of the following: a 20-page photo clutch book with complimentary standard shipping, a pack of 25 photo paper cards with complimentary standard shipping, a 11x8 photo calendar with complimentary standard shipping, or a $25 coupon to be used toward the purchase of another PhotoWorks photo book, card, calendar, or photo gift. The $25 coupon may not be used to purchase prints or gift certificates and does not apply to shipping and handling charges. Coupon valid for one transaction per email address and may not be shared. Not combinable with other offers. Coupon expires 12/15/09.

Free Mp3 Download of Lady GaGa's "Christmas Tree"


Amazon is offering a FREE MP3 Download of Lady GaGa's "Christmas Tree " song. Click here to download the song for free.

Free $25 of Sharpies & Free Batteries at Staples Online


Staples started their Cyber Monday specials today! Free Sharpie products and Duracell batteries!!

You can get $25 worth of Sharpie products for free. I tried doing this online and the coupon code was not working. I called customer service (wait time was under 2 minutes) and I was told to place my order then she would credit my credit card. The lady waited while I put through my order. I gave her the order number and she processed the credit for me. I was told that the credit would appear on my credit card within 72 hours.

I have the 2 scenarios below. The first scenario assumes the coupon will work. The 2nd scenario assumes that you have to call customer service. Also you can get the free Duracell batteries (staples rewards check) online. This is the same as the in store deal so don't do it if you got the free batteries in the store this week. You need to be a Staples reward member to get the batteries.
Here we go:

Scenario #1
1. Click
here to see the Sharpies.
2. Pick your Sharpie items and add them to your cart. Try to stay close to $25. I picked the sharpie fine point 12 pack for $10.79 and the fine point retractable for $14.49 so the total was $25.28 .

3. If you want the Duracell batteries, then click
here or paste the the following url : http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/091115/merch4350/index.html?cmArea=Promos

4. Choose from the Duracell AA or AAA 20 packs. Add to your cart. (remember 2 total)

5. In your shopping cart, click the Add/Edit coupons. Type in the code 96140 .

6. If the code works then proceed to checkout, otherwise go to Scenario 2 below.

7. At the checkout, look at your delivery cost. If it is not free shipping, then under Delivery Information, you can choose a store near you. The ship to store option is free.

8. Remember to enter your Staples rewards number if you are buying the batteries.

9. Your total should be just the cost of the batteries. Then you will get a Staples reward check back for those.

10. Any problems? Proceed to Scenario 2 where I list the customer servive phone number.


Scenario #2

1. Go through Scenario # 1 until you reach step 6.

2. Call customer service at 1-800-891-0195 then press #1 for a person.

3. Tell them that the promotional code for the Sharpies is not working and that you are ready to check out.

4. They should tell you to place your order and that they will credit you back. If your total is not over $50, choose Ship to Store under the Delivery Options to get free shipping. Remember to put in your Staples rewards number. Place your order while they wait and give them the order number.

5. I was told that my credit card would receive the refund for the Sharpies within 72 hours.

6. If you ordered the batteries then you will receive this on Staples reward check.
** The Staples reward check must be spent in the Staples store. You don't get actual cash back**

Saturday Mail Bag 11/28

Time to recap the goodies that I received in the mail this week!


Oral-B Professional Care 1000 rechargeable toothbrush ~ Yippee, I received this from She Speaks. I have talked about She Speaks before and I encourage you to sign up. You can see my previous post here. You receive items based on the surveys and profile that you fill out. It is not time consuming as the surveys are short and are not frequent. I have not received tons of items from them but everything I have received has been really nice full size items.


YoYo Lip Gloss ~ really cute and fun. This was free for signing up as a Twitter follower. No longer available.

That's all the good stuff that I found in my mail this week. Not a large quantity but definitely great quality freebies!
Did you get something great in the mail this week? Leave a comment below or if you have a post then leave a link on the new linky.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

$3 off UPS Shipping at Staples Through 12/12

Up to $3 off shipping at Staples starting tommorrow. Use the coupon in the Sunday ad to get $3 off any UPS shipping order at Staples. Limit one coupon per package, up to 3 packages per customer.

Free Batteries at Staples Nov 27 - Dec 26

Great deal on batteries! You can get free 20 packs of Duracell AA battery packs at Staples which are free after your Staples rewards. Limit of 2 packs per week. Yes, per week!

So if your Staples is out this week then remember to check back. Everyone can use batteries!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you have a great holiday with family and friends!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Taking a Few Days Off For The Holiday

I am going to be busy with my family and relatives for the holiday so I won't be posting as much. Also my cousin passed away on Monday so I have a visitation to attend on Friday and the funeral is on Saturday. It was a long illness so it wasn't a shock but sad anyway.

Wow Jewelry Name Necklace Review & Giveaway


Looking for a special gift this holiday season? I discovered Wow Imports personalized jewelry when I asked to do a review. Wow Imports has name necklaces, personalized cufflinks, name rings, name bracelets, and much more.

I was able to choose a name necklace for myself. I was amazed at all the different styles of the
name necklaces. If your taste is simple, script, graffiti, retro or contemporary, it is either available or can be custom made.
The quality of the necklace is very nice and I like the fact that it is sterling silver so it will look beautiful for a long time.

I love the fact that Wow Imports is a family business! They are committed to socially responsible and fair trade practices.

Giveaway: Wow Imports is giving away a personalized name necklace of up to $27.50 value to one reader.

To Enter: leave a comment saying which type of name necklace that you like best. It can be one that is more expensive than the giveaway necklace.

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

• Follow my blog (see the left sidebar to sign up). Already a Follower, that counts too.

• Follow me on Twitter


• Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link.

• Subscribe to my blog (see left sidebar to sign up). Current subscribers count too.

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

• Post my button on your blog and leave a link. Have my button already, that counts!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Thursday December 3rd at 11:59 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 in your profile so you can receive your prize.

*** This is a Mama Buzz review. I was provided a name necklace by Wow Imports for this review. ***




In To Win Wednesday Giveaway Round-up 11/25

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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Free slice of Pumpkin Pie at Bob Evans 11/27 to 11/29


Need a holiday shopping treat? Stop by Bob Evans for a free slice of pumpkin pie. No other purchase necessary. Coupon valid 11/27 to 11/29. Click here for your coupon.

OraMoist Review


Did you know that dry mouth is a under-diagnosed condition that affects 10% of the U.S. population? Dry mouth (xerostomia)can have a severe effect on oral health, causing tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath due to lack of oral moisture.

Also dry mouth is a symptom of diabetes and is a common side effect of many prescription and over-the-counter medications. Diabetes run in my family so I was very interested in the OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch. While I don't have diabetes yet, my mother, aunts, and my grandmother all have type 2 diabetes.

According to the manufacturer:
OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch is a revolutionary, time-released, muco-adhesive patch powered by edible natural ingredients that adheres to the roof of the mouth or inside the cheek. As the patch dissolves over two to four hours, it releases ingredients that help increase saliva production alleviating parched, dry mouth. The increased moisture also helps restore a healthy oral environment, a significant benefit for dry mouth sufferers. OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch has been clinically proven effective in terms of increased saliva production and improved feeling of moistness.

The suggested retail price is $9.99 which is for a box of 16 patches. OraMoist is available at Rite Aid, Albertson’s LLC and Raley’s, and online at
http://www.oramoist.com/ .

Free Music ~ Green Hill Country Music Sampler


More freebies for the country music fan! You can download 10 songs from the Green Hill Country Music Sampler.

The free songs are:
•Cripple Creek - Craig Duncan
From: Country Mountain Bluegrass

•Wabash Cannonball - Craig Duncan
From: American Railroad Classics

•Foggy Mountain Special - Craig Duncan
From: Bluegrass Jamboree

•Rocky Top - Craig Duncan
From: Country Mountain Classics

•Orange Blossom Special - Charlie McCoy
From:Classic Country

•Tennessee Waltz - Mark Burchfield
From:Country Romance

•Yankee Doodle Boy/You're A Grand Ole Flag - Craig Duncan
From: Country Mountain America

•Red Wing - Craig Duncan
From: Country Mountain Melodies

•The Bells Of St. Mary - Pat Bergeson
From: Country Gentleman

•You Are My Sunshine - Craig Duncan
From: Smoky Mountain Sunrise

Free Sample of Seventh Generation Dryer Sheets

Nice freebie! You can receive a free sample of Seventh Generation dryer sheets. You must sign up as a member of Seventh Generation or log in to request your sample.

Free 2010 Betty Crocker Calender


Sign up to receive a free Betty Crocker 2010 calender. You have to sign up for a newsletter. You enter your email address to see if you are eligible. It was quick and easy! Looks really nice.
Hurry because quantities are limited and one per household.

Free Earrings from Urban Originals ~ Active Now!

Get your Free earrings now! As I posted yesterday Urban Originals and Seventeen are giving away free earrings today. Click here to access the Urban Originals page and use the promo code "earrings".


You must be a female between the ages of 13 -29 and also a resident of the United States. I signed up for my daughter.

They will send you an email and you have to click on the verification link to finish the process.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday New Week Reminders 11/23

Happy Monday! Here are the deals that I found that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Nov 24th ~ free earrings from Urban Orginals


Nov 26th ~ Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 27th ~ Black Friday ~ see ad scans here

Dec 1st ~ the 12 days of Whataburger, sign up for free food item ~ details
here

Dec 5th ~ Build a Wagon at Home Depot Kid's Workshop ~ details
here

Dec 5th ~ Kids Make & Take Event at Michael's Art & Craft Stores ~ details
here

Free Earrings From Urban Originals & Seventeen

Free earrings! Seventeen and Urban Originals are giving away free earrings starting tommorrow, November 24th. Click here to access the page and use the promo code "earrings". Remember it doesn't start until tommorrow!

You must be a female between the ages of 13 -29 and also a resident of the United States.

Free Christmas Music Download Sampler from Amazon


Time for some Christmas Music! You can download the Sampler Claus on Amazon for free. It includes the following 7 songs:

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Frank Sinatra
Good King Wenceslas Paul Weston & His Orchestra
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Remastered 1997) The Robert Shaw Chorale;Al Chernet
Deck the Halls Mario Lanza;Henri René and His Orchestra
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Digitally Mastered May 1990) Norman Luboff Choir
Panis Angelicus Robert Goulet
Silent Night, Holy Night Mahalia Jackson

Hurry! Free Photobook to First 25,000 ~ From Bonnie Hunt


Hurry! These will go fast! The first 25,000 people will recieve a 20 page personalized cover Photobook (value $39.95) with free shipping. Click here to access the page and then click on the large picture to start your photobook. You need to use the code "Bonnie" at checkout.

Meal Plan Monday 11/23



Happy Thanksgiving week! Happily I do not have to cook much this week. ! Here is what I am making :

Monday
Chicken Breasts with Olives ~ new recipe that I am trying

Tuesday
Chili


Wednesday
Eating at my relatives



Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving! I am having turkey, of course!

Friday


Black Friday ~ eating on the go

Saturday
Eating at my relatives

Sunday
Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast ~ this is a favorite recipe!


Looking for more meals the check out Organizing Junkie.

Freebies & Samples 11/23

Here are some more great freebies:

Free Veria 30-Minute Relaxation Pack ~ each pack contains two free samples of premium Chandra facial moisturizer

Free sample of Member Mark's Infant Formula.

Free Taste of Home pdf downloads:
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Click on the "download" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen and then click on "Begin PDF Download"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Have Giveaway Winners!

Wow! I have many winners to announce! Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the winners!

The winner of the one year of Relish Menu Plan service is #62 Lacey Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
62
Timestamp: 2009-11-23 00:26:53 UTC

The winner of the 16 x 20 rolled Canvas Print is #30 Sue
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
30
Timestamp: 2009-11-22 23:27:28 UTC


The winner of the Softlips Pure Collection is #58 Little Miss Emmy Lou
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
58
Timestamp: 2009-11-23 00:18:55 UTC


All winners have been emailed. If the winner does not repond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

Saturday Mail Bag 11/21

Time to recap what goodies that I got in the mail this week!

Eukanuba calender wth coupons ~ no longer available

L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara ~ I don't know where this came from

Coupon for a free box of Little Debbie Cupcakes ~ this is from their sweepstakes.


The free stuff is so much more fun than the bills! Did you get any great stuff in the mail? Leave a comment below.

DEAD: Free ESPN Magazine for 1 Year From Amazon



Yahoo! I got this for my husband. Completely free one year subscription to ESPN magazine! ESPN Magazine 1 year subscription is listed for $5 on Amazon but there is a automatic $5 deduction at checkout. Plus free shipping!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Large Format Poster Print Giveaway


Photos make great gifts! I love sharing photos with my family and friends. Large Format Posters can make poster prints from your digital photos.

Do you have a wonderful photo that you would like enlarged? The photo could be of a pet, friends, or from a vacation. Do have a relative that is hard to buy gifts for? They might like a poster print as a gift.

So take a moment to check out LargeFormatPosters.com huge variety of poster prints and sizes. Also you can read reviews and view videos on YouTube.

Giveaway: Large Format Posters has generously offered to give one reader a 18 x 24" Poster Print.

To Enter: leave a comment saying what holiday photo that you would like enlarged.

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

• Follow my blog (see the left sidebar to sign up). Already a Follower, that counts too.

• Follow me on Twitter


• Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link.

• Subscribe to my blog (see left sidebar to sign up). Current subscribers count too.

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

• Post my button on your blog and leave a link. Have my button already, that counts!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Sunday November 29th at 11:59 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 in your profile so you can receive your prize.

** Thanks to LargeFormatPosters.com for providing me with a 18 x 24" Poster Print and for providing this giveaway**

Freebies: Ebony Magazine, Millstone Coffee, & More

Here are more new freebies!


Free 1 year subscription to Ebony from Freebizmag



Free sample of Millstone coffee.



Free sample of Jennifer Lopez fragrance "My Glow"

Fodor's Free printable "On the Go" City Mini-Guides for 10 U.S. Cities. Fodor's recently posted super succinct one-page guides for 10 U.S. cities that each focus on a particular neighborhood.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Canker Cover Review


Do you get canker sores in your mouth? Do you have a teen that gets sores from their braces? Canker Cover is a patch that covers a canker sore and eases the pain of the sore.

Canker Cover is the only over-the-counter canker sore treatment shown in clinical studies to significantly speed treatment. The pill shaped patch adheres to the sore and forms a gel patch that protects the sore, relieves the pain, and speeds treatment.

Some of the benefits of using Canker Cover are:
• Made from natural ingredients
• One patch treats a canker sore within 24 hours (in most caes)
• Immediate pain relief

Here is a video that shows how Canker Cover works:


Suggested retail price is $9.99 for a box of six patches; available at drug stores, supermarkets and health food stores nationwide, and online at http://www.cankercover.com/.

** I was provided a review sample of Canker Cover by Robin Leedy &Associates**

Rummino Game Review & Giveaway


My family love to play games. Games are a wonderful way to spend time with your family and friends. Recently, I had the opportunity to try a new game called Rummino by Marina Games. Rummino is a new game that combines the play of Rummy and word tile games.

The game has fairly easy rules. Each player starts with 7 tiles. On each turn, a player tries to play their tiles by adding to a run (tiles in sequence) or sets (tiles of the rank). Points are detemined by how many tiles are played and bonus points for completed runs or sets. The game comes with 92 tiles, a tile bag, and a instruction sheet. The game is recommended for 2-6 players ages 8 and up.

Once you start playing the game, you realize that there is strategy involved. Sometimes playing one tile will give you moe points than playing more. My family loves playing this game. Also I had the opportunity to take some games to the I_Blog Conference to share with other Bloggers. With the holidays coming up, Rummino would be a great gift idea!

Giveaway:
Marina Games has generously offered to give away Rummino to one reader of Smart Cents Mom.

To Enter: visit
Marina Games and comment on something else that you learned about Rummino or another Marina Game that you liked.

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

• Follow my blog (see the left sidebar to sign up). Already a Follower, that counts too.

• Follow me on Twitter


• Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link.

• Subscribe to my blog (see left sidebar to sign up). Current subscribers count too.

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

• Post my button on your blog and leave a link. Have my button already, that counts!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Saturday November 28th at 11:59 CST. No PO Boxes. 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 in 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.

** Thanks to Marina Games for providing me with Rummino and for providing this giveaway**

Book Review & Giveaway: 7 The Number for Happiness


Do you have a lucky number? Is it number 7? I just finished reading the book : 7 The Number for Happiness, Love, And Success. by Jacqueline Leo. The book was really fun to read. I loved all the interesting and unique facts.

From the Publisher:
What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.

SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK

1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.

2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.

3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?

4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.

5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.

6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.

7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.



I want to thank Hachette Book Group and The Product Review Place for the opportunity to review this book.

Giveaway:
Hachette Book Group has generously offered to give 5 readers a chance to win this book.

To Enter: tell me what your favorite number is and why.

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

• Follow my blog (see the left sidebar to sign up). Already a Follower, that counts too.

• Follow me on Twitter


• Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link.

• Subscribe to my blog (see left sidebar to sign up). Current subscribers count too.

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

• Post my button on your blog and leave a link. Have my button already, that counts!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Saturday November 28th at 11:59 CST. No PO Boxes. 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 in 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.


** Thanks to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a copy of the book and for providing this giveaway**

Freebies, Samples & More 11/20


Free Potato Oles at Taco Johns when you sign up to be Potato Ole Maniac. The coupon is for any size with next purchase.


Free McCafe from McDonald's in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana only on Nov 27th. from midnight to noon on November 27, the day after Thanksgiving. Customers can head to their local participating Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana McDonald's to get a FREE 12 oz. McCafe Hot Premium Roast Coffee. Click here for more information.


Sign up to become a DMC Mentor to receive a Free DMC Cross-Stitch Mentor Kit.

New Free Country Music Downloads From People Mag


Nice freebie! People Magazine is offering more free downloads of country music songs. There are 10 songs that can be downloaded from iTunes. Click here to access the download page. Expires 12/31/09.

Here is a list of the songs:
Sugarland
O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Gretchen Wilson
Work Hard, Play Harder

Jack Ingram
Auld Lang Syne

Diamond Rio
Wherever I Am

Bryan White
Get it Together

Joey and Rory
Tonight Cowboy You're Mine

Radney Foster
A Little Revival

Cross Canadian Ragweed
Blue Bonnets

Steel Magnolia
Keep On Lovin' You

Krista Marie
Tomboy

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Walgreen's $5 off $25 Printable Coupon


Walgreen's has a new printable coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. Coupon is valid Nov 22nd & Nov 23rd only. Click here to print your coupon.

Girls Intelligence Agency (GIA) Free Slumber Party


Have you heard of the Girls Intelligence Agency (GIA)? The GIA site is for tween and teen girls. They can earn points by completing surveys. In addition, you can apply to host a party.

Right now, you can apply to host a Disney's Princess & the Frog Wii party. You receive a Princess & the Frog Wii game and other party supplies.

Click
here to sign up for GIA.
Click
here to see the FAQ about the GIA Slumber Party
Click
here to apply to host the party.

Winner: The Popcorn Factory Tin


I have drawn for the lucky winner of the Popcorn Factory tin! The winner is #241 rosannepm. I will will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

241
Timestamp: 2009-11-19 19:57:03 UTC

Thanks to everyone who entered! Breaking News: I will be having another Popcorn Factory giveaway coming within the next two weeks!

Freebies, Samples & More 11/19

I am always amazed at the amount of free samples and other fun stuff that you can get online. Here is what I found today:

Free samples of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Caress Skinwear Collection, Pond's rejuveness, and Degree from ViveMejor. Click on the free sample picture. Then all the free samples should appear.

Free Oriental Trading Calender ~ money saving offers, tips for events, & more

Free Absolue Precious Cells from Lancôme Counter at any Nordstrom

Free 2 year subscription to Tennis magazine from Freebizmag

Printable Coupon for a free lb of shrimp at Earth Fare market

Save $4.00 off any 10 Weight Watchers Smart Ones products. This is a
printable coupon.

Barnes & Noble
coupon for 25% off 1 item. Valid Nov 19th- 22nd.

Starting Sunday, November 15th, Nokia and the National Museum of Natural History on the Washington Mall, DC is offering free admission to 'Wild Ocean 3D' IMAX film at the Johnson IMAX Theatre when you bring in one old cellphone per person for recycling. Program runs until November 22nd. More information available
here.

Near East Pearled Couscous Review


Have you ever eaten couscous? Ok, so maybe I live under a rock because I never had. Oh, I have seen it at the grocery store but it seemed like it would be hard to make. So when I was asked to review Near East Pearled Couscous, I was very curious to give it a try. I received a package with three different Near East Couscous products.

Wow, I didn't realize what I had been missing! I made the Basil & Herb Pearled Couscous. It was much easier to make than I thought. I was a little leery to try it because it has a weird green color. One bite and I was sold. This stuff is really good! I have added a new item to my shopping list.


Couscous is low fat and contains fiber so it is very nutrious. My favorite is the Basil & Herb Couscous. I liked the Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Couscous but not as well. You can get a $1.00 off two Near East products coupon on their website. I recommend giving Near East Pearled Couscous a try!
** I received the products for free for this review. Opinions expressed are my own**

Black Friday Ads & Deals

Yoo Hoo! Black Friday is just around the corner. If you are braving the crowds this year, there is a great site called Black Friday that lists the scans of the actual ads. Great way to start your shopping list early.

One thing is that Walmart is having their stores stay open on Thanksgiving. You must line up in the department that you purchasing the items from. They are trying to stop the crazy crowd rush. They actually start selling at 5am.

Old Navy is giving out Lego Rock Band with the purchase of $20. You need arrive early to get a wrist band. Quantities are extremely limited.
More Than Cents has some more detail on Old Navy.

Lots of great deals! Good Luck to all.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ultimate Cloth Review & Freebie


I was recently given the opportunity to review the Ultimate Cloth. The cloth has exclusive MiraFiber technology that cleans with just water.

To use the cloth, you just wet cloth thoroughly and wring out well. It is recommended that you use the cloth flat so you utilize the full benefits of the mirafiber technology. You can use it on windows, counter tops, floors, hardwoods, ceramic tile, ceramic & glass stove tops, and more.

So I put the Ultimate Cloth to the test on my large sliding glass door. With two kids and a dog, my glass door always has fingerprints and nose prints. I usually use Windex and paper towels so I intrigued to try the cloth with just water. I worked very nicely! You do have to wring out the cloth very well. My glass door came clean and was streak free.

I am trying to use more green products in my house as well as cut down on my paper product usage. I like the Ultimate Cloth because it is environmentally friendly and cheaper in the long run.

You an purchase the Ultimate Cloth
here for $6 for one or 2 for $10.

Right now, you can get a Free Ultimate Cloth for yourself. Sign up to be a fan of Ultimate Cloth on Facebook.
** I was provided a Ultimate Cloth to test out by the company. The opinions expressed are my own**

Fun Kids, Parents, & Teacher Printables For Christmas


I found this fun site called NorthPole.com . You can print coloring pages, write letter to Santa (he writes back) , recipes, puzzles, learn letters with holiday theme, and lots more. Tons of free stuff to do and print.

Bath & Body Works Coupon ~ Expires 12/2

New coupon for Bath & Body Works! Get a Free Signature Collection Travel size 3 oz (up to $5 value) with any purchase. Click here. Expires 12/2.

This is great for the holidays. I was in the store yesterday and they have cute gift bags behind the counter for $1.

New Quiznos Printable Coupons Expire 11/29

New Quiznos coupons! Quiznos has new printable coupons for $1 off 1 sub, $2 off 2 subs, $3 off 3 subs, and 50% off Signature or Classic Club with a purchase of a regular drink. Click here to print your coupons. Valid at participating locations. Expire 11/29.

Book Review ~ One Hundred Butterflies


One Hundred Butterflies
by Harold Feinstein
Published by Hachette Book Group

I think that butterflies are amazing creatures. When picking out plants for our landscaping, I tried to find plants that attracted butterflies. So I was thrilled to review One Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein. The book has photographs of 100 butterflies from around the world.

One Hundred Butterflies is a beautiful large coffee table book measuring 11.5"x13.5". The large size of the book allows you to see the intricate details of each butterfly. Each butterfly is showcased on it's own page with a black background. I was stunned by the absolutely gorgeous photographs. I never knew that butterflies came is so many beautiful colors and designs.

If you are interested in seeing more photos of the book, you can check out Harold Feinstein’s butterfly images at his
website.

From the publisher:
In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinstein showcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy,and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced, oversized photographs allow viewers to appreciate the Blue Morpho of Central America, the African Birdwing, and the Asian Swallowtail at a scale and depth impossible to experience in nature. An elegantly printed deluxe gift book, it is a treasure for butterfly enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

My son and I enjoyed paging through the book. This book would make a great gift for the photography buff or the "hard to buy for" person on your list. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.


** I was provided a copy of this book to review by Hachette Book Group. The opinions expressed are my own. **

In to Win Wednesday Giveaway Round-Up 11/18

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.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 11/18 ~My Dog



I love my dog. She is just so cute and funny!

Do you have a Wordless Wednesday post? Enter your link below.

Free Samples, Music, & More

Here are some other great freebies and samples that I found:

Free Jump Start 12 Principles Calender 2010 ~ Financial Smarts for Students ~ groups can order more than 1

Free
sample of Huggies Little Movers

Free New Bon Jovi Song: We Weren't Born To Follow on Amazon ~ scroll down to individual song

Free Mueller's Pasta Meal Planner and coupons
here

Rhapsody and Honda are offering free Mp3s
here. Music includes tracks from artists like Band of Horses, The DoDos, Foals and more!

Test drive a Cadillac and get a $50 AMEX gift card ~ available only in Ohio, Virgina, Maryland, and Pennsylvania areas~ click
here to enter your information. You have to register and then it will tell you which dealerships are participating.



Hot: Free 16 oz Steaz Organic Iced Teaz Coupon


Hurry! You can print a free coupon for Steaz Orangic Iced Teaz. Coupon is redeemable at Target only. Click here to print yours now!

Look What You're Tax Money Bought Me

** Please note: the following comments do not support any political party. **


I had a great time last weekend at the I_Blog Conference! While I was away, my husband and son attended the Boy Scouts District Dinner where my son was recognized for his Eagle Scout rank. They had a great time at the dinner.

Sometimes I wonder where our tax money goes. I know that taxes support many needed services. BUT I have a firm belief that if you give the government too much money that they will find a way to waste it.

So I would like to thank all the taxpayers out there for my 2 new plastic cups, pencils, and chip clips. Thanks to all of you, the Census bureau took your money and gave out **** (insert expletive) at the Boy Scout dinner. These items were given to each person that attended the dinner. So when you are clipping coupons to save a few dollars, you can be thankful that your money is being spent on plastic cups, pencils, and chip clips with Census 2010 written on them.


Monday New Week Reminders 11/16

Happy Monday! Here are the deals that I found that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Nov 20th - Nov 22nd ~ Holiday Taste of Sam's Club 11am to 6pm ~ says members and non-members
here ~ lots of free great food samples

Nov 21st ~ Build a Snowman at Lowes Kid's Build & Grow Clinic ~ details
here

Dec 1st ~ the 12 days of Whataburger, sign up for free food item ~ details
here

Dec 5th ~ Build a Wagon at Home Depot Kid's Workshop ~ details
here

Dec 5th ~ Kids Make & Take Event at Michael's Art & Craft Stores ~ details
here

Monday, November 16, 2009

Meal Plan Monday 11/16




Ready for another busy week! I am try to take it easy this week. Here is what I am making :

Monday
Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Pork

Tuesday
Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chicken

Wednesday
Leftovers

Thursday
Tacos

Friday
Easy Baked Tilapia

Saturday
Eating at my relatives

Sunday
Ham


Looking for more meals the check out Organizing Junkie.

Saturday Mail Bag 11/14

It's mail time! Time to talk about what I received in the mail this week!
Here are the great things that I received:

• $10 from Huggies Enjoy the Ride ~ details here ~ free codes available
• Free sample of Oregon Chai ~ no more samples available
• Free Coupon for an 18 pack of Always Infinity ~ details here

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Digital Room 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print Giveaway


I love taking photos! I am always looking for fun ways to share or display my photos. So I am very excited about Digital Room's 16 x 20 rolled Canvas prints. Rolled canvas prints are perfect for home decor and photo prints. Obviously, photos make a great Holiday gift and a rolled canvas print would be something special.

Do you have a teen on your gift list? Teens love photos. A 16 x 20" Rolled Canvas of a favorite photo would be a great gift idea. The photo could be of a pet, frineds, or from a vacation.

So take a moment to check out Digital Room's huge variety of printing options. Also you can read about the quality of work here at You The Designer.

Giveaway: DigitalRoom.com has generously offered to give one reader a 16 x 20" Rolled Canvas Print.

To Enter: describe what photo gifts you want to have printed for your family and loved ones.

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

• Follow my blog (see the left sidebar to sign up). Already a Follower, that counts too.

• Follow me on Twitter

• Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link.

• Subscribe to my blog (see left sidebar to sign up). Current subscribers count too.

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

• Post my button on your blog and leave a link. Have my button already, that counts!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Saturday November 21st at 11:59 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 in your profile so I can contact you if you win. Winner has 24 hours to respond by email or a new winner will be chosen.

** Thanks to DigitalRoom.com for providing me with a 16 x 20" Rolled Canvas and for providing this giveaway**

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Free Subscription to Successful Living Magazine


Another free magazine! Click here to sign up for a free one year subscription to Successful Living. Note: U.S. subscriptions include both print and digital editions.

Great Tutorial ~ Christmas Ornament Wreath




Would you like to make this? It is really easy. I found a wonderful tutorial on how to make a Ornament Christmas Wreath on Halzelruthe's blog. It is great tutorial with step by step instructions and photos.
Remember that you can get cheap Christmas ornaments at thrift stores and garage sales.

New Parties Available at HouseParty.com


Have you joined House Party? House Party allows you to apply to have a themed party at your house. Right now, they have some new great parties that you can apply for:

Fun, Fit and Guilt-Free House Party : receive the copy of the Wii fitness game, Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy, Free coupons for a variety of MOUSSE TEMPTATIONS by JELL-O for your party, and more.
ABC Family All New Monday: 1 DVD with sneak peeks, 15 Make It or Break It water bottles,15 Secret Life makeup bags, and more.

In addtion you can sign up to receive an email when the following parties are available: DIGIORNO Game Day Believer House Party and Zatarain’s Mardi Gras House Party.
 
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