Monday, December 21, 2009

The Little Things Add up.

Do you remember in January of 2009 when I decided to track how much I made by completing surveys? Well apparently the little things DO ADD UP!

As of N0vember my total earned in gift card and cash was 1626.73. Not bad for just starting out if I say so myself!


I have decided I need a theme or catch for my blog. So any ideas would be appreciated. The one thing that I may consider is incorporating the fact we eat extremely healthy but still save money. Infact I have lost close to 40lbs since I began this blog.

Great Mail Day

1. $3.25 Survey Savvy Check
2. $6.00 Opinion Outpost Check
3. Pampers Sample with Coupons
4. Kirkland Diaper Sample from Costco with 2 Sample Diapers
5. Sample of Stacys Pita Chips
6. Free Women's Day Magazine

and as per usual my totals from surveys can be found here

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I am so bad at listing my mail..

  1. Millstone Coffee Sample
  2. $1.00 Greenfield Paypal
  3. $20.00 Amazon GCs from LightSpeed Panel...

lots of Christmas orders paid for by Amazon Giftcards.

and as usual my totals are here

and other $5.00 Amazon GC from Swagbucks

Search & Win

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mail Today- and a few tips

  1. 3 $1.00 off any Sorrento coupons
  2. 1 $1.00 off any size Tide coupon
  3. 1 Free All You Magazine packed with coupons
  4. $3.00 Paypal payment from Pinecone Research

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Giant Eagle

Knorr Sides 10 for $10.00

2 Sides= $2.00-($0.50)2= $1.00

2 Sides= $2.00 ($0.40)2= $1.20

Delmonte Veggies 20 for 10 when buying 20 otherwise 20 for 15

4 Delmonte Veggies $0.75 - (0.50)2= -$0.25

Ken's Dressing 3 for $4.00 or $1.33 a piece

$1.33- $1.00= $0.33

My plan is this,

4 Knorr Sides for $2.20
4 Delmonte - $1.00
2 Ken's Dressing .66
Total Cost 1.86

More Amazon Deals- Via

Amazon Toy Markdowns - Now up to 80% off - Noodleboro Fun Park Sharing Game $4.99, Hasbro CirKis $7.99, Monopoly-Simpson's Electronic Edition $14.99, + More Amazon

Up to 80% Off Select Games []

Looks like Amazon continues to further drop their prices.

A few notable ones:

List of Select Games for Under $10 []

A few notable ones

Great Savings of up to 60% on Preschool Favorites []

A few notable ones

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Amazon Toy Deals

Amazon has marked down many of their Toys. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or if you spend $25 or more. Use Slick Fillers to find other eligible items to help bring your total to $25. Thanks mk1234
A few notable items:

Thanks to!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Free Woman's Day Magazine
  2. $4.00 Check from Surveyspot.
and as per usual my totals can be found here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Good Day So Far

The hasn't even arrived and I received a $40.00 Amazon Gift Card from E-Lab Yale Surveys!

the only thing in the mail was a 7th Generation Laundry Sample.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mail Today and before

  1. $5.00 check from Opinion Outpost
  2. Gymboree coupons
  3. Bed bath and beyond coupon/ catalog

Get Paid to take Surveys!

and as per usual my totals can be found here

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mail Call

1. Product Trial
2. Aveeno Baby Bzz Kit
3. Full Size Litter Box Spray from Hartz
4.$3.00 from Pinecone Research
5.$10.00 from My
6. $10. 00 in Amazon Gift Cards from Swagbucks

and as per usual my totals can be found here

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley has their Hannah Bag (various colors) for $12 - $1.20 with code 10offsale = $10.80. Shipping starts at $8, and you may ship additional quantities for this price.
Note, use the drop-down menu to see the various colors. Not all are availab

Thanks to Slick Deals

Mail for the past two days

  1. Product Trial
  2. Kashi Bar
  3. $0.50 off Vocal Point
  4. Diapers from Amazon paid in Swagbucks Amazon Gift card
  5. $0.50 off any Hunts Item
  6. P&G Olay Sampler with Coupons

Monday, November 16, 2009

Free Papa John's Pizza

I saw a great offer on

Papa Johns is offering a free medium cheese pizza for delivery or carryout with coupon PZZAFBFAN.

Note, delivery fees and order minimums may apply, and vary by location. Additional toppings are extra. You will be presented with any restrictions during ordering. The coupon is entered on top of the page under "Enter Promo Code" after logging into your account.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Free Photo Ornament had a great deal posted for a free decoration.

SeeHere is offering a free red or white tree photo ornaments with coupon code mallornament. Shipping is also free.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mail Yesterday

  1. Free Kiwi Magazine with a sample of Wellness Bites for dogs attached.
  2. $14.93 check from View Point Forum.
  3. 1 $0.50 coupon from Oncor along with a $0.50 coupon from Redi-Serv

and per usual my totals can be found here

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Free Coffee

Like Starbucks go here to sign up for a sample!

Want Great Deals and to Earn Giftcards

Shop It To Me is a great way to find awesome holiday deals and earn free gift cards for places like star bucks! For every 10 friends you refer you get a giftcard!

If you feel like signing up go here

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It is GiveAway Time!

I was asked to do a Give Away of the 10th Edition of Consumer Reports for Baby, that also includes COUPONS for store brand formula.

According to the 10th edition Consumer Reports Best Baby Products, store-brand infant formula is as nutritious for babies as nationally advertised brands. Moms can save significantly – up to 50%-- by buying store brand infant formula vs. nationally advertised brands.

You can go here for discount coupons for a variety of store brand formulas.

I have until the 17th to select a winner from the comments section.

The winner will be selected from anyone who comments on this post and tells me how they save money and still provide their family with healthy options, to disprove the coupon myth that all good and healthy food are too expensive.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mail for the past few days

1. $5.00 Amazon GC
2. $2.00 Schick Coupon
3. 2 seperate Product Trials
4. 1 coupon for a free Kellogs product
5. Several $0.50 Delmonte coupons
6. Full Size AquaFresh and coupons from She Speaks

I have braces for the third time in my life, so I brush my teeth quit OFTEN! I really LOVE the AquaFresh Iso Active! I recommend it because it doesn't taste bad and it does a great job!

Monday, November 2, 2009

And the mail has started rolling in again!

  1. $5.00 Check from Opinion Outpost ( per usual my totals can be found here
  2. Breyers Yo Crunch sent coupons for 1 Free Multi-pack, $1.00 off two Multi-packs, 2 $1.00 off the purchase of 4 and one free cup coupon.
  3. Florida's Natural sent 4 coupons for $0.35
  4. Country Crock aka Unilever sent a nice variety of coupons for their brands.
  5. A Victoria Secret Free Panty Coupon +10 dollars off a bra
  6. $10.00 Amazon Giftcard from Clear Voice Surveys

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mail Today

Box of Au Gratin Pototoes from Betty Crocker

Friday, October 30, 2009

Mail Today-Product Trials and More!

Today I received

1. a tasty product trial from Zoom Panel.

2. 2 $0.55 off coupons from Fresh Express

3. $2.00 off coupons from Smithfield

4. 1 $2.00 off from Campbells

Mail Yesterday

Yesterday I received

2 $0.75 off Ore- Ida Product coupons

and an SC Johnson Coupon Booklet

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mail Today-Sunny D

Today I received 1 coupon for FREE Sunny D up to $4.00 in Value. This was for complimenting their company!

Also I received a paypal payment of $3.00 from Pinecone Research.

and as usual my total income from spreadsheets, rebates and other can be found here

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gift Cards and Traveling

Do you ever see offers for gift cards in an area other than where you live? Well if you plan on traveling they are a great thing to collect, especially since a lot of giftcards are good for one year or more.

There is a current offer for Black Finn Restaurant.

BlackFinn Restaurants - Free $25 gift card for joining "The Finn Club" BlackFinn is offering a free $25 gift card if you sign up for "The Finn Club"

Locations are in the following cities:
Addison, TX []
Arlington, TX []
Bethesda, MD []
Charlotte, NC []
Cincinnati, OH []
Naperville, IL []
Richmond, VA []
Royal Oak, MI []
Washington, D.C. []

Sign up for The Finn Club and receive:
$25 BlackFinn Gift Card (Will be mailed to you)
Exlusive Discounts for Lunch & Dinner
10% Discount on Your Next Private Event
VIP After Work and Game Day Offers

Thanks to SlickDeals!

Also to note entrees are about 8-10 dollars a piece at this restaurant.

My husband and I love to get away for an occasional weekend, so this plus the
Smith and Wollensky Gift Card that I previously received will be great for a weekend in Washington D.C.

Amazing Cold Medicine- Product Review

I was selected for a recent promotion for Boiron Homoeopathic cold medicine for children and toddlers. Unfortunately my little man came down with a running nose right after this arrived. The sent me three full size bottles of various products.

Everything is natural which is a big concern of mine because as a parent it is my job to protect him and we all know that a lot of companies won't do that for you by all the recalls that have occurred. The best part about this product is they list the ingredients on the side and TELL you WHY each ingredient is in the product.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Awesome Amazon Deal!

Want all Natural Detergent Cheap!

SlickDeals had this awesome deal posted!

Amazon: Seventh Generation 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent 32oz Bottles 6 Pack $13.14 Shipped Go here:


Click on your coupon book to add the $4.00 instant coupon. Do this before you add items to your cart. You will see this deducted at checkout.

Select Subscribe & Save to get a 15% discount (you can cancel this at any time).

When it asks you at checkout if you have any "gift cards, gift certificates or promotional claim codes" enter: 7GENIOO9 and get an additional $10.00 off your order!

Total = $13.14 for 6 bottles ($2.19 each)!


I then added a great deal on a dog toy for our beloved lab..

Hide-A-Squirrel Large

Other Kyjen products
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29 new from $5.00

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mail Today and Survey Savvy

  1. 1 coupon for FREE Alexia Crunchy Snacks Savory Seasoned Onion Strips
  2. 2 $1.00 off Rosetto products
  3. 1 $4.00 check from Survey Savvy

Survey Savvy is a great site for random surveys. The surveys are generally quick and there is no minimum cash out amount.

and as usual my totals can be found here

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mindfield Research

Today I received a $5.00 check from Mindfield Research. Mindfield Research is an excellent company to do surveys and product trials. We have gotten a great variety of products and I have made a decent amount of money for sharing my thoughts on these products.

My total earnings to date is $131.00 with Mindfield Research.

And as usual my totaled earned from various rebates, survey sites and other random things can be found here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Profitable Day

  1. $20.10 from consigning clothes that are finally too big for me!
  2. $20.00 Kraft Fuel for School Rebate
  3. $10.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card from Earth's Best
  4. $ 5.00 Amazon Giftcard from Kraft Community

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mail Today and yesterday

  1. $25.00 Smith and Wollensky Gift Card
  2. $5.00 Barnes and Noble Giftcard
  3. Petco Coupons
  4. 2 Coupons for Free Michelina's Entrees
  5. Earth's Best Coupons
  6. Dole Recipe packets, 1 Free Dole Salad or cut vegetable item and one $0.75 off Vegetable item.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just a Rebate today

Today I received a $5.00 Rebate from Church and Dwight and I have no idea what it was from!

and as usual my spreadsheet can be found here

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finally a good mail day :)

  1. Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant from Vocal Point
  2. Baseball Hat and Pen from Mama Lucia Meat Balls and Quaker Meats
  3. $50 Visa Gift Card from Verizon ( Cell Phone Rebate)
  4. 2 $0.50/2 Red Pack Tomato coupons.
  5. Hallmark Mobile BzzKit that included a reusable tote bag.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Yo Crunch Halloween Promotion

Stella Cheese

Stella Cheese

Sign up to receive a free Stella® Recipe CD, containing 50 delicious foodservice recipes from appetizers to desserts, and we'll also include a product brochure and the name of our local sales representative.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mail Today

The only thing I received today in the mail is a $5.00 check from Opinion Outpost.

and as per usual my totals can be found here as you can see I have been lazy with this lately..

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Making that Money-Opinion Outpost

There are several scam sites on the internet that claim they will give you money for surveys. Only a select handful are legitimate or worth your time. I have found that Opinion Outpost is generally worth the small time and effort that you put into it.

This is what I have earned so far with Opinion Outpost.

Opinion Points Balance

Earnings Points Value
Points Earned Since Joining
Points Redeemed So Far
Current Balance

If you want to sign up for Opinion Outpost please go here. They give $1.00 credit for everyone you refer.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mail Today! and how to make cheap/ free treat bags

  1. One FREE Stretch Island Fruit or FruitABu Product
  2. 2 $1.00 off any Stretch Island Fruit Bag

The Birthday Treat Bag is often a major source of headaches for parents. It is often expected by parents even though the quality of contents aren't always the best. This is my first year making a birthday bag and I am quite excited.

The contents of the treat bags were quite cheap, but appear expensive.

1. Johnson's Buddy Bar ( Always able to get those free with a coupon!
2. Jumbo Crayons from the Target after school clearance.
3. Horizon Organic Milk that I bought on sale+coupon

and I am going to add Fruitabu Snacks that will be obtained from my FREE coupon above!

If you know you are going to have a treat bag to distribute. Start now.

1. Check out clearance toy sections.
2. Write companies of products and tell them that you intend on using them for the all mighty treat bag! They know this is a great source of advertising for them and they are happy to oblige!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mail Today and previous days

1. $3.00 off 1 Huggies Product
2. $1.00 off 1 Huggies Product
3. 3 $0.50 off Any one Welch's product
4. 1 $5.00 off Any Pampers Diapers or Pants

and previousily and I received an Aveeno Bzz Kit, $1.00 off Thomas products and 2 $1.00 of Entamenns

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mail Today

Mail Today was just a sample of Gain with Febreeze

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free in the Mail

  1. Free Traditional Home Magazine
  2. Free Women's Health Magazine- Free Panty and $10.00 off a Bra
  3. Victoria Secret Coupon
  4. $0.25 off Pop-Tarts
  5. $1.00 on any one Armour or Armour To Go Item

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mail Today

  1. 1 coupon for FREE Celeste Frozen Pizza
  2. 1 coupon for FREE Alexia Crunchy Snacks

Friday, September 4, 2009

Back! Mail Today!

1. $7.29 Rebate Check from Tyson Skillet Meals

2. Free Kiwi Magazine

3. Free Glamour Magazine

4. Poptarts and package from PopTarts Sprinklings!

and as usual my totals are found here

Friday, August 28, 2009

I confess..

I have been bad about posting my mail, surveys etc...

I promise I will get better.

Today I received

Kraft food and Family Magazine

4 Packets with Huggies and Pull Ups Coupons

The save up to $55.00 coupon/ rebate packet from kraft.

and yesterday I received the Lego Kit for Educators ( I was once a teacher )

Friday, August 21, 2009

A great fundraiser for schools

I am not one to blog about things to buy. Though we were recently exposed to this great fund-raising idea for the local Montessori School.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Paramount Citrus Free Juicer

Paramount Citrus Free Juicer Request Form
Offer valid until October 31, 2009 or while supplies last. One redemption per household. Offer open to U.S. residents only. We reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue this promotion at any time without advance notice. Void where prohibited.

Free Book from Leap Frog

This was borrowed from Slick Deals

Get a free LeapFrog Tag Junior book ABC Animal Orchestra board book when you link your leapfrog toy on the leapfrog learning path at

Monday, August 17, 2009

It Pays to Complain

My husband and I received a pack and play as a shower gift almost two years ago. We never moved the Pack and Play and were not hard on it at all. The sides of it cracked and it was recalled.

Today Kolcraft send a check for $159.99 after I informed them I was contacting the Better Business Bureau in their town because of their lack of customer service.

I also received a check for $8.10 from Opinion Outpost.

and finally a product trial from Market View Research

$5.00 from Swagbucks

and as usual my total is here

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sign up Early for the Burt's Bees® Natural Acne Solutions™ BzzCampaign!

Sign up Early for the Burt's Bees® Natural Acne Solutions BzzCampaign!


Greetings BzzAgent VanessaMarie00,

Congratulations! You're invited to the Burt's Bees® Natural Acne Solutions BzzCampaign ahead of Agents with lower Status.

Login and visit the Burt's Bees® Natural Acne Solutions BzzCampaign Invite to learn more and decide if you'd like to join:

Burt's Bees® Natural Acne Solutions Campaign Invite

Thanks for being such an active and informative Agent. We hope this benefit helps show how much we appreciate your continued efforts. The more you help, the higher your Status and the sooner we'll invite you to future campaigns!

Please note that receiving this e-mail doesn't guarantee you a spot in this BzzCampaign.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me at

Talk to you soon,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Want to help me Earn Amazon Gift Cards

If you join the Parents Insight Network here and be rewarded with an Amazon giftcard for you and I please sign up here

Hello Parents Insight Network Members!

As the list of companies we serve grows, we are in need of even more parents to join our network. The best way for us to grow is through our current members, who have been proven to consistently provide insightful feedback.

In particular, we are looking to grow the breadth of the socio-economic diversity of our network, as our group is skewing slightly higher income. In addition, we would love to have more Dads involved. However, any smart, insightful, engaged parents ANYWHERE that you know are encouarged to sign up.

For every parent that completes our sign up questionnaire and inputs your name as the referring member at the end, you will be awarded $1 toward an Amazon gift card. The minimum giftcard amount is $5, so your giftcard will begin to rack up as soon as you've recruited 5 new parents. We are looking for 500 qualified new members, and the referral contest will end once we've achieved that goal. There is no limit (short of $500!) on how much any one referring member can earn.

As many of you know, we have all sorts of projects and incentives. For example:
- Parents were invited to Target tp evluate the baby section, and were rewarded with a check for $50
- Members are currently reviewing and evaluating different brands of the same product (like head supports for infants and booster seats for toddlers), and they get to keep all of the products they test!
- Parents completed a quick online survey about baby travel brands and were each rewarded with a $10 Amazon Gift Card

Your friends (or you, if you haven't!) can sign up by following this link:

Don't forget to have them input your name once they complete the survey!

Best Regards,
Lisa O'Connor
The Parents Insight Network

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Seventeen Mag/ Free JCPenney tank top

From SlickDeals

Seventeen Mag/ Free JCPenney tank top - OPEN - NOW LIVE !!!! - first 15,000

DIRECT LINK - add item #FK662-0199B to your cart and check out - 100% free
thanks mystic!
and thanks to those who PMd me that it was UP!

my order said backordered to 8/30/09.

Shape your style perfectly without paying a cent for this Decree® for Free tank.

* scoop neck
* longer length

Cotton/polyester. Washable. Decree for Free tank is imported.

Free giveaway tank conditions:
• one per mailing address
• exclusively for the first 15,000 Seventeen readers

from Seventeen Mag, September issue, page 16
seventeen reader reward

Free JCPENNEY Tank Top

Seventeen readers can get this tank for free by going to

and entering Decree for Free in the search box!

One per person.
While Supplies Last.
for Details, see

Free $10 Food Item from Schwans ~ First 500,000 **Starts 8/1/09**

Free $10 Food Item from Schwans ~ First 500,000 **Starts 8/1/09**


1- Go to
2- Order any one item for $10 or less
3- We will deliver it to your home for FREE

Looking for free food? Who isn't? But you're just a bit early.
The Free Food giveway promotion starts Aug. 1, 2009.
Complete details regarding this offer will be available on on 8/1.
We'll see you soon!

*No purchase necessary.
Offer ends 9/30/09 and limited to the first 500,000 new residential/household customers (i.e., have not purchased any products from Schwan's Home Service, Inc. within the past 14 weeks) who are located in an existing route of Schwan's Home Service.
Limited to one offer per residence/household and may not be combined with any other offer or promotion.
Local and state sales taxes may apply.
Other restrictions apply.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mail Yesterday

  1. Nature's Source Trial Size bottle from ScJohnson
  2. $1.00 Target Giftcard
  3. $3.00 Paypal from Pinecone Research

and as usual my totals are found here

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Setting Goals and Achieving Them

Sometimes the best goal to motivate you to use coupons and do surveys is to set an attainable goal.

My friend Kristin has fallen in Love with Disney! So she has decided to once again coupon her way to Disney by saving money through product trials, emailing companies for coupons, surveys and saving money. Her blog is found here

My goals of course aren't as fun as hers. All I want to do is someday remodel my 1970s kitchen, bathroom, and turn our basement into a finished room for the family to enjoy!

I also have strict rules for the surveys and product trials I complete. If they involve my child's participation in anyway he gets the money for his college fund and if it is a gift card it goes to something fun for him. I am not someone who buys a lot of toys just because, only special occasions so this is good occasional treat for him.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Free Sample of Gain with Fabreeze

Go here to get a free sample of Gain with Fabreeze.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In the Mail Today

  1. Full Size Scott Toilet Paper
  2. Scott Moist Wipes
  3. Popcorn from Yahoo

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today's Email

I received a $10.00 Amazon giftcard from Kraft's Community Channel.

And as usual my totals can be found here

I hope to be better about emailing and what not the rest of the summer. We shall see!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mail Today

I have been lazy about posting mail and earned giftcards! I promise I will be better about it, Starting NOW1

Today I got

1. A product trial from I-Say panel

2. Free Mike and Ikes from

3. Victoria Secret Coupons

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Shop It to Me

There is a great site called Shop It To Me that rewards you with various giftcards like Starbucks, Macy's, Old Navy and several others.

For every 10 people you refer you earn a giftcard. I have earned 3 Starbucks giftcards from this site last November.

Please leave your email if you would like me to refer you!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sesame Place-Tips and Trips

We went to Sesame Place and the Crayola factory for our first family vacation and I thought I would share a few tips and my mistakes.

  1. Buy the season passes. They season passes give you free parking and 30 percent off food and merchandise. I didn't think to do this and that was a huge mistake.
  • Parking is either 15 for general parking, 18 for prefered and 25 for VIP parking
  • Food is expensive, but the 30 percent off makes it more reasonable since you can't bring in outside food. A grilled chicken salad is 10.00.
  • They have souvenir refill containers, they are worth it if you plan on more than one drink during the day. Don't buy them in Elmo's eatery because they are 8.50 there. They have other sport type bottles that are 4.99 at the stands in the park.
  • Oscar's Garage has all souvenirs under $10.00
2. Check out the Sesame Place website for their recommended hotels. They often have
packages We stayed at the Crown Plaza Hotel Bucks county and it was about 9 miles from the park.

3. If you decided to do the park the best time is the middle of the week. We arrived on a Monday and it was packed. Tuesday and Wednesday are much better days because they are less crowded. It is a small park so it gets crowded fast.

4. Wear you swimsuit to the park with a cover up. They do have changing areas, but it is mainly a water park. We didn't realize this and spent a lot of time changing etc.

5. The character meal is a great dinner and show. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend doing it at least once.

6. Bring your own camera, the staff is more than happy to use your camera to take pictures.

7. If you can't find a character ask a person in a blue or black shirt. They are managers and great at helping you out. We couldn't find Count Von Count and when she realized he was done until the parade she put us on a list to go the VIP area before the parade.

8. The shows are the main attraction and great! Though I reccomend arriving 15 minutes early for each show to get a great seat.

9. This park is great if you have a Sesame Street Fan, but park for park Idlewild Park in PA is a much better deal. They are cheaper, don't make you pay for parking, allow outside food in the park and the season pass is the same prices as a day pass to sesame place.

The Crayola factory was a great experience as well, but I would recommend going during the beginning of the week because they get a lot of camps during the end of the week.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Hey we are on vacation so I won't be posting. If anyone knows tips for Sesame Place and the Crayola factory please post!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Let's Talk about Swagbucks!

Swagbucks just gave me an interesting offer for all of my readers who have no signed up with Swagbucks yet!

They gave me a code that will give all new users 5 Swagbucks when you sign up under me!

VANESSASCODE (case sensitive) and it expires on Tuesday. It’s good for five bucks, three for signing up and two for the code and is valid for new registrants only

So go here to sign up and get 5 free swagbucks!

Search & Win

I love swagbucks, since this program started I haven't had to pay for anything I have ordered off Amazon and that includes diapers every month!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mail Yesterday

  1. Sam's Club Suave Piggy Bank
  2. Free Photo Hot book from facebook
  3. $0.40 off Lean pocket coupon
  4. $5.. Paypal from Mindfield
  5. $20.00 Amazon GC from Say Nation
  6. 2 $5.00 Amazon GC from swagbucks.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Kellogg's All-Bran 10 Day Promise that included- All Bran Fiber Drink mix in Red Raspberry, All Bran Strawberry Drizzle Fiber Bar, All Bran Strawberry Medley Cereal, $2.00 off One box of All Bran Cereal, $2.00 off Fiber Bars, Fiber Drink Mix, or Rolled Fiber Wafers.
  2. Coupon for Free Chocolate from Mars
  3. Soup Sample from Daily Bread

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I know I have been slacking

Mail/ Email the past few days in no particular order.

1. $20. Amazon Giftcard from SayNation
2. $3.00 Check from Survey Savvy
3. $7.30 Check from Opinion Outpost
4. $10.00 Target Giftcard from InHome product testing
5. Free Velveeta and Shells coupon from Kraft First taste
6. Pull Ups Sample from Walmart
7. Kotex Sample from Walmart
8. Bodycology Sample from Walmart

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Amazon Pampers Deal

Pampers products, where coupon code PMPRSJN9 gives you 15% off and buying via Subscribe & Save gets you another 15% off and free shipping. once again.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


My husband and I have been selected to be hosts for the Pampers Fiesta by Todobebé.

They sent an excellent Party Package! I will post pictures later.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Free Glamour Magazine
  2. Free GoodNights Sample from Walmart

Mail Yesterday

I know I have been slacking, but so has my mail!

1. $7.30 Check from Opinion Outpost

2. Cottonelle Sample from Walmart

3. 2 $10 off $10 purchase from JcPenny

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Give Aways

I love to support other blogs, especially when they do Give Aways! Jennifer from Make Money Work Online is giving away a print for father's day of the winner's choice!

Go here for details.

Juicy Juice Freebies!

Free Juicy Juice Water Bottle

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Gymboree is having their 30% off sale (prices online reflect the 30% off discount). Free shipping on $100+ otherwise it's $6.50 flat rate. Thanks muls

A similar sale is available in stores as well (locator) where you get 30% off all items you can fit into a bag

Categories of interest

Thanks to Slick Deals!

Friday, May 29, 2009

New Survey Site

I have had a lot of luck with various survey sites, but recently became more active in My Opinion Now they have various CASH rewards and other prizes of value. I recommend checking them out.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mail Today

Windex Outdoor from BzzAgent arrived today! I am so excited, we live by a ton of trees and I think this may actually be the ticket to clean windows!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Free 2lbs of King Arthur Flour!

King Arthur Flour is offering one free 2 pound bag of flour to inspire a better community through baking. Shipping is also free. Offer is limited to 5,000 bags.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another Kitchen Aid Deal has KitchenAid 4.5-Quart Cook for the Cure Ultra Power Stand Mixer (white) for $149.99 with free shipping. Next lowest on Google Products is $200 with shipping. Thanks jazzman
KitchenAid donates 10% of the retail sales price for each pink item purchased and registered to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

You can also go to the post office and get a 10 percent off coupon for Lowe's. Also Bed Bath and Beyond may price match and then you can apply a coupon.

or per

Lowes 10% Coupon - PRINTS INSTANTLY after info entry YMMV Lowes Coupn for 10%...This link is for people updating Foreclosed homes but anyone can print an instant 10% off coupon. I am sure it is 1 per address/email. I entered all the required info and was able to print the coupon immediately. Happy shopping
1. Click on your State
2. Click on Partner Link @ bottom of page.
3. Follow instructions

This coupon is good for a single receipt purchase of any in-stock or Special Order merchandise only up to $10,000 (Maximum discount $1,000).

I think it is giving everyone something different.....I just updated Link..

It looks like this deal is YMMV...

I promise you I was able to print it immediately

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bic Soleil Bella

BzzAgent sent me a great new razor, Boc Soleil Bella and to make it even better they sent 10 $3.00 off coupons. If you go to Giant Eagle this week they are on sale for $3.99 for a pack! I can't wait to share these coupons with my friends!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Rebate from Gerber $3.79
  2. Blue Diamond Coupons

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Earth Bound Farms Re-usable shopping bag with coupons for their products
  2. Product trial from General Mills via SurveySpot
  3. Diapers from the recent Amazon deal. 8 dollars for 88 Pampers Cruisers
  4. Free Tradtional Home Magazine
  5. Free Women's Health Magazine
  6. $5.00 Amazon Giftcard from Swagbucks

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Giant Eagle

Today I went to Giant Eagle to get a few things. I went for waffles and came out with a lot more!

  1. 4 8 packs of Brawny Paper Towels at $8.99- $1.10 of double coupons $7.89(4)=$31.56 and received $0.40 in fuel perks.
  2. 2 Bags of No Yolk Egg Noodles at $2.00- $1.50 of double coupons $0.50(2) = $1.00
  3. Earth's Best Waffles at $3.29- $1.10 of double coupons =$2.10
  4. Frigo String Cheese No coupons used =$6.99
  5. Chicken Nibblers $2.09- $1.00 of doubled coupons =$1.09
    ( for the husband not the toddler, the toddler only gets grilled, steamed or broiled meats)
  6. 2 Packages of Gerber Fruit strips $2.99x2=$5.98-$1.50 =$4.48
  7. Lite Whole Grain Bread No coupons used =$2.69
  8. 4 Boxes of Kashi TLC Bars $3.00x4=$12.00 - 2(1.50) and 1.00 =$9.00
  9. Florida Natural Orange Juice $3.39 - $0.70 of doubled coupon =$2.69
  10. Light Miracle Whip $2.50=$1.50 of doubled coupons =$1.00
  11. 2 Skintimate Shaving Cream =FREE
  12. Hostess Donettes =FREE
  13. BC Potatoes =FREE
  14. Idaho Potatoes =FREE
  15. Kashi Waffles =FREE
  16. Bakin Magic =FREE
My total was $67.25 and my total savings was $48.07 according to the receipt.

I also earned $0.50 in fuel perks today.

Giant Eagle-Fuel Perks

I highly suggest emailing BRAWNY and Northern NOW.

There is a GREAT deal for fuel perks going on.

Buy two 8packs of Brawny Paper Towels or Quilted Northern Toilet Paper and get .20 off in Fuel perks for every two you buy.

When you email either company they send $0.55 off coupons that double.

Brawny and Northern on sale for $8.99- ($0.55x2)

- 1.10
7.89 and earn fuel perks.

Profitable Day and the mail hasn't come yet!

  1. $5.00 Paypal Payment from Minefield Online

The mail came with Kraftfood and Family magazine+bonus cookbook and Walmart Aveeno Sample

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another Amazon Pampers Deal!

Item(s) Subtotal: $33.99
Shipping & Handling: $9.47
Shipping Discount: -$9.47
Promotion Applied: -$5.10
Promotion Applied: -$5.10

Total Before Tax: $23.79
Estimated Tax: $0.00
Gift Certificate/Card Amount: $15.31

Grand Total: $8.48

This deal is an easy one !
Amazon is offering a deal on Pampers and Luvs diapers and wipes

They are all marked down, but it gets even better!

  1. Save 15% with coupon code PMPRSJN9
2. save another 15% (and get free shipping) if you purchase via Subscribe & Save

Remember Subscribe and Save can be canceled at any time!

If you don't have Amazon Giftcards it will be 23 dollars, depending on what size you need.

All Eligible Diapers can find here

All Eligible Diapers

Pampers Swaddlers Diapers

Baby Dry Diapers

Pampers Cruisers

Easy Up Boys

Easy Ups Girls