Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Free Pizza from Domios

Thanks to the ladies on Babycenter FREE dinner tonight! They saw it on Money Saving Mom

Go to the Domino's website here and click on the order tab and login. Then click on the online coupons and type in BAILOUT. Then add a medium pizza and proceed to the checkout. If your area is participating in this deal, the medium pizza will be free of charge with store pickup.

Be careful not to check out until you are sure your area is participating in this special!

My total was 1.33 but still not bad for Pizza!

March Earnings

Swagbucks 3/4/2009 Amazon GC $5
Pinecone 3/2/2009 Check $3
Say Nation 3/11/2009 Amazon GC $20
SurveySpot 3/5/2009 Check $5
Strategy Analytics 3/6/2009 Amazon GC $10
Swagbucks 3/11/2009 Amazon GC $5
Opinion Outpost 3/9/2009 Check $7
Swagbucks 3/17/2009 Amazon GC $5
Mindfield 3/10/2009 Check $5
MyPoints 3/10/2009 Walmart GC $20
Survey Savvy 3/14/2009 Check $1
Rite Aid SCR 3/14/2009 Check $1
Survey Spot 3/16/2009 Check $5
Swagbucks 3/24/2009 Amazon GC $5
Surveys.com 3/18/2009 Paypal $3
Opinion Outpost 3/19/2009 Check $5
Swagbucks 3/21/2009 Amazon GC $5
Airborne Settlement 3/23/2009 Check $41.94
Swagbucks 3/24/2009 Amazon GC $5
Ebay 3/24/2009 Paypal $ 57.37
Mom Central 3/24/2009 Amazon GC $10
Mindfield 3/27/2009 Check $5
Swagbucks 3/27/2009 Amazon GC $5
LightSpeed Panel 3/30/2009 Amazon GC $25
Opinion Outpost 3/30/2009 Check $9
Swagbucks 3/31/2009 Amazon GC $5
Swagbucks 3/31/2009 Amazon GC $5

My monthly total is $278.31 for the month of March and $581.99 for the year!
and as usual my spread sheet can be found here

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monthly Reminder

Don't forget that you can send your expired coupons to the military!

If you need an address please go to last months post here

Today's Mail-March 30th

  1. $9.00 Check from Opinion Outpost
  2. Domino Sugar Recipe book that includes 2 $0.50 off coupons
  3. Costco Ziploc Sample
  4. Pepsi Frito Lay Coupons that includes 5 $2.00 off any Pepsi product coupons, 1 $2.00 off any two Bags/ Jars Frito Lay products and 1 $3.00 off any two Bags/ Jars Frito Lay products
Also as usual my survey totals can be found here

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mail Today

  1. $5.00 Check from Mindfield research ( my monthy totals can be found here, including a running total for March.
  2. Thing's You Love from Real Simple, that included a coupon for $1.00 off Select Harvest Soups, coupon for $0.25 off DelMonte SuperFruit, True Delights bar and a piece of Green & Black's Organic Chocolate.
  3. $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate from Light Speed Panel

Spring Cleaning with Ebay Again

I am new to this ebay thing for things other than books ( which I found Amazon to be better and Bigwords.com as a great GUIDE point). So it has been years since I had an account, but I am attempting ebay to get un-need/ un-wannted items out of my house. I have only sold wedding bells NIB so far, but I have a few more auctions going!




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This was in my house when we moved in, but my husband kept hitting his head off of it, so we replaced it before he got a serious head injury.




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This was a past auction that didn't sell, but I decided to add a photo to show how they could be decorated ( this was from my wedding in 2006).

Lastly, two NIB Child Locks that was a gift, but I have no idea where to return them, because I hate the concept of drilling into cabinets when my child listens to NO very well..

Safety 1st: Magnetic Tot Lock 4-Lock Set

Safety 1st: Magnetic Starter Set of TOT locks for

I am trying.. So I will let you know how it goes!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Diet Mountain Dew Bzz Kits!

My husband and I are both BZZAgents, I asked the Hive before I let him sign up. I personally wish they set it up per family, because he never remembers to check his points, page or accept them, but is a GREAT BZZAgent because he gets super excited about new products and things that come in the mail!


We each received our Diet Mountain Dew Bzz Kits today!

Each kit contains....

  1. 2 Cans of Diet Mountain Dew
  2. 1 coupon for a FREE 12 pack of Diet Mountain Dew
  3. 5 $1.00 off Diet Mountain Dew Coupons
  4. Chat Thread Cards
The Chat Threads Cards are something new and exciting for BzzAgent and I already messed it up! I got mine and my husbands mixed up!

But if everyone can be so kind and help us out by going to ChatThreads.com and entering either conversation ID to tell them where you saw Diet Mountain Dew mentioned!

Chat Thread A. 101-683-282861
Chat Thread B. 101-683-351665

This is a neat concept, but I am not really sure how well this would work in the non-cyber world. They want you to tear off a card each time you Bzz someome and have them enter it online.

The best part about this is that each time you go to Chat Threads they will DONATE up to $5.00 to Charity or you can enter online to win $100.00 gift certificate to AMAZON and a grand prize drawing for $1000...

We all love Amazon giftcards so if you would be so kind and help us out and visit Chat Threads!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bzz Agent- got2b: smooth

Check your BZZAGENT pages! There is a new early invite out! And its one I am super excited about!

I have curly/ wavvy hair that the weather is NEVER kind too. I am mainly an ION fan, but I am always trying new haircare products because nothing keeps my hair calm for long. So if this stuff works I am going to be SUPER EXCITED!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March 24th Mail

  1. Free Issue of ALL YOU magazine from Walmart
  2. Yanni Voices CD from One2One Network
  3. $10.00 Amazon Giftcards from Swagbucks
  4. 20 percent off Gymboree coupon from a friend which I am going to use to get a price adjustment where I return and rebuy an outfit.
  5. 10 dollar Amazon Giftcard from Mom Central Consulting

and I also made my first ebay sale! I sold NIB wedding favors from my wedding almost 3 years ago! I made a decent profit on them and shipped them out the same day ( today) I sold them! I am super proud of myself. I used the FREE TOTE from Victoria Secret's Pink Nation to carry the box in to the post office while I carried my child!

I am using ebay to declutter my home and not sure if I should add my ebay profits to the spread sheet. I am going to have another poll in order to see what everyone else thinks!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Cottonelle Samples From Walmart

Free Cottonelle Samples from Walmart here

In the Mail Today

  1. Two FREE packets of Bad Byron's BUTT RUB ( Barbeque Seasoning)
  2. Two Starbucks samples
  3. Check for 41.94 from Airborne Settlement
  4. $3.00 off any product from The Fragence Collect by Glade
  5. 2 FREE Nature's Source Coupons from a friend ( Thanks Kathi)
  6. Eat Better America Booklet that contains coupons for $1.00 off Multi Grain Cheerios, $1.00 off 3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, $1.00 when you buy two boxes Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, $1.00 off 8 any variety Yo plait yogurt cups , $1.00 off Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, $1.00 off any Cascadian Farm product, $1.00 when you buy Fiber One Cereal, $1.00 off Total Cereals, $1.00 off YoPlait Fiberone Multi-packs and various recipes.

FREE Northland Juice


Go to Northland Juice's website and a take a survey for a coupon for FREE juice!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


This is a printable train for Toys R Us for free trains. It is good for one free train per person, per visit. The following trains are the ones you can get free; Thomas the Tank Engine, Lights and Sound Percy, Sir Handel, Peter Sam.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Want to do me a favor!

I have been very fortunate with SWAGBUCKS, I have earned $45 Dollars on Amazon Giftcards so far and appreciate everyone that has signed up under me! I have a wonderful friend that I have known since we were freshmen in the same homeroom in high school that has also joined Swagbucks.

If haven't joined, I am sure Lauren would love it for someone to join under her since she doesn't have any referals yet! All of the links on this page are for her!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Kraft Food and Family Magazine
  2. Lactaid Sample from Sam's Club
  3. $5.00 Check from Opinion Outpost
  4. $1.00 off any Buitoni Product

Something are worth paying for!

Do you remember when I received the free sample of BOOGIE Wipes here? At first I thought they were a gimmick and wipes or a tissue were just the same. Well, I have had the opportunity to try them on two different children, one not being mine! I have to say, I am impressed and these are definitely worth paying full price to have on hand! They eliminate the screaming somewhat ( some children just don't like their noses wiped at all, because of past experiences with baby wipes that contain alcohol) and they get that dry stuff off in no time flat! They are magical! ( I think I would even want to use them on myself next time I get a cold! )

So I highly suggest going to their website here and check their products out. Also while you are there you can print out a $1.00 off coupon when you join the BOOGIE BUNCH! And this company was developed by MOMS! So of course I think its a great company to support!

So go out and get BOOGIE WIPES and I won't tell if you use them on yourself!

Free Sample of Gain Laundry Detergent

Free Sample of Gain from Sam's Club, entering a membership number is optional. Please go here for a sample.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mail and Email the Past Few Days

  1. Free K'Nex
  2. $3.00 Paypal from Surveys.com
  3. Free Family Circle Magazine
  4. Free Kotex Samples from Walmart
  5. Free Parenting Magazine
  6. Free Cosmo
  7. Free Woman's Day Magazine
  8. $10.00 in Swagbucks Amazon Gifftcards

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Free SAmple from Laundry's Finest

Go here for a free sample from Laundry's Finest.

Monday, March 16, 2009


If you still haven't signed up for SWAGBUCKS today is the day to do it! If you sign up through my referral link and enter the following code you will get bonus points! MONEYSAVINGMETHODS

Mail Today

  1. $5.00 Survey Spot Check
  2. Gain Coupons for $1.50 off ANY size Gain Detergent and Softener and $1.00 off any size gain
  3. Free Traditional Home from She Speaks Campaign
  4. Sample of Selsun Blue and $1.00 off Coupon
  5. Paying Product Trial from Survey Spot

Sunday, March 15, 2009

This is why Earning GiftCards Online is Awesome!

Today I order the Smart Rewards Potty from Amazon. It normally retails from 29.99 to 40.00 dollars and not typically sold in stores, especially in this area.

Shipping Method: Standard
Shipping Preference: Group my items into as few shipments as possible
Subtotal of Items: $25.47
Shipping & Handling: $9.99

Total before tax: $35.46
Estimated Tax: $2.13

Total: $37.59
Gift Cards: -$25.00

Total for this Order: $12.59

I applied gift cards from Swagbucks and SayNation to the total an that is why my total was $12.59 for a normally expensive potty chair that sings and gives out stickers!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mail Today!

  1. $1.00 Survey Savy Check
  2. $1.00 Rite Aid Single Check Rebate
  3. 2 Generous RAOKS of Huggies Coupons
  4. 1 Set of Skin care samples
  5. 1 coupon train from BBC

Mail Yesterday

  1. $120 of Protor and Gamble Coupons
  2. Free Cosmo Magazine
  3. Sargento Coupon RAOK
  4. More Awesome Huggies Coupons! Thanks everyone!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Go to here for free Tomato Seeds from Campbells.

These are the codes.
Code 1. P8039
Code 2. U6

Rumor has it they don't work if you cut and paste.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mail Today

  1. 2 $10.00 Walmart Giftcards from Mypoints
  2. Target Glad Coupons
  3. Cream of Wheat Sample
  4. Pampers Subscribe and Save order from Amazon. That was paid for by Swagbucks!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mail Today

  1. A great RAOK of the $5.00 off Huggies Gentle Care coupons! Thanks Jen! ( I can't print coupons because we run Linux)
  2. Hair Care Product trial from Valued Opinions.
  3. $5.00 MindField Survey Check
  4. Light Life Anniversary Issue containing 3 $1.00 off coupons
  5. $20.00 Amazon gift card from Say Nation
  6. $5.00 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Free Caress Body Wash Sample

Amazon Ordering Pays off Again!

I used Amazon subscribe and save service to snag free Earth's Best and Annie's products by using Amazon giftcards earned through Swagbucks and other various survey sites that pay in Amazon giftcards!

Today's mail included

  1. Annie's Homegrown Totally Natural Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Mac & Cheese, 6-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

  2. Annie's Homegrown Family-Size Shells & White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, 10.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

  3. Earth's Best Organic Snackin' Fruit Hearts Blueberry, 1.4 Ounce Cup (Pack of 12)
  4. Glade Bzz Kit, that contains a large Cherry Candle, Scent cards with several $3.00 off coupons.

5. Huggies Wipes Sample from Walmart

Spring Cleaning! Ebay

Spring Cleaning is another way to make / save money! I have wedding decorations from our wedding almost three years ago in my basement. They were lent out once, but now its time to find them a new home.

Ebay has free listing fees today! So this is a great day to clean out your basement and get rid of non-needed items!

If you know anyone interested in Wilton Wedding Decorations and Place Card holders here are my auctions.

Wilton Wedding Gazebos

Wilton Wedding Placecard holders

Monday, March 9, 2009

Random Advice

I figured posting about how I save , what I do and why would be a good blog entry.

  1. Stockpiling A lot of people don't understand the concept of stocking up on certain items when their is a good sale, it is a hard concept to grasp for some that could really benefit from this practice. For example the great Ragu Deal cost me $7.00 after the deal was said and done. Sauce averages about $3.00 a jar with out coupons or sales. So if I didn't use coupons in combined with a sale that same amount of Ragu would have cost over $90.00. That money saved is better in my pocket than a stores! The expiration date is 2011, and surely a family of 3 can use 31 or more jars of sauce in that time period! The same applies with the Steam Fresh Vegetables deal. Or the fact that I had a son in 2007 and never had to buy babywipes! I got a ton for free at Target! That is at least $300.00 in Savings. I save a lot by matching the ads with coupons and often coupons off Ebay in order to get a lot of one item. This is just common sense and a great practice for anyone who just wants to save money!
  2. Emailing companies is another great way to save money! We have tried a variety of items for free or super cheap! I have gotten a large variety of coupons for free food, free cleaning products, free HBA items that I normally wouldn't have tried. It is great to be diverse and not brand specific, this in turn will help you save more money!
  3. Product Trials are another favorite of mine. I can't go into details, but I can honestly say in almost every room of my house there is a product trial item of some sort. Often people will look in our bathroom and see tags that say PRODUCT TEST ITEM or in our Kitchen and see other items labeled PRODUCT TRIAL. We have tried several great items this way! Including a large variety of ORGANIC items. This cuts down your budget because you get these items for free and you can plan your meals around the food items!
  4. Free Samples are great as well, you get to try a lot of new items as well as cut down on your budget for personal items or snack items. I am in constant battle to lose weight and we made a rule that they only snack foods in our house have to be FREE either from coupons or samples. Also we keep a large basket of samples in our guest bedroom for visitors and one on the dryer for random laundry samples that are always coming!
  5. Surveys and earning giftcards are also great, but you also get to give your opinion to companies developing ideas! A lot of people say they don't pay that well, but little amounts do add up! In the month of February I brought in over $200.00 doing surveys and Swagbucks! Each month does add up!
  6. Using FREE giftcards from Swagbucks and other sources to pay for everyday expenses at a discount are a GREAT way to save money, especially when you have a baby! I have basically elimated buy diapers from our budget and have them delivered to my front door by using Amazon Subscribe and Save for an addition discount and FREE shipping!
  7. Shop all year round for gifts. My husband and I have several nieces and nephews and often its cheaper and easier to watch the clearance sections and put items away instead of paying full price right before Christmas.

The way is mainly common sense to me! I have the time and ability so why not! I rather put the money I am saving towards remodeling my home and savings than things that are consumed or bought at full price.

Mail Today

  1. $7.00 Opinion OutPost Check
  2. 2 Milk Matters Coloring Books from the Department of Health
  3. 1 Home Made Simple Coupon Book ( contains coupon for FREE Cascade Crystal Rinse)
  4. Playtex Gentle Glide and $1.00 off Coupons

Target why are you so far from me!

I live about an hour from a Target, so when I go I really need to make it count!

This is my plan so far for this week.

Product                         Price            Manu Coupon Target Coupon OOP     Number Needed
Gillette Body Wash $2 $2 NA $0 1
Mott's Apple Sauce $1.69 $1
Pepperidge Farm GoldFish $1.77 $1
Tropicanna $2.99 $1/2 $1 2
Huggies Wipes Refill $5.99 $5.00 $0

Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 7th Mail Call!

Today was an okay mail day!

I received the first of my Amazon Earth's Best order from the deal I previously posted here. I used the Amazon gift cards earned from Swag Bucks to pay for it and selected subscribe and save for free shipping and an addition 15 percent discount.

  1. 6 Boxes of Earth's Best Cherry Granola Bars
  2. 1 Sample Platex Sport that also contains a $1.00 off coupon
  3. Welch's sent 1 FREE Welch's product, 2 $0.50 off Welch's, 1 $0.75 off Welch's Light Juice Beverage, 1 $0.75 Off any Welch's AquaJuice

Free Organic Lettuce Seeds from Earthbound Farms

Growing your own plants is a great way to save money on produce and that way you know exactly where your plants are coming from and sans pesticides!

Go here for free Organic Lettuce Seeds from Earthbound Farms!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Gardening !

My husband and I do NOT have green thumbs, but this deal makes it more appealing to try again.


Go here for up to $20 worth of free plants, you pay shipping.

Amazon How I LOVE Thee!

I love Amazon and what makes Amazon even better is the fact that there are SEVERAL ways to earn FREE AMAZON gift cards using the internet only a few moments each day. This is a great way to save on everyday expenses or make Christmas much cheaper, by storing the Amazon codes in your account until Christmas and then take advantage of the awesome December Amazon Deals.

This month I have earned quite a few Amazon gift cards through various sites.

Say Nation
is a great site, because even if you don't qualify for a survey you get 25 points for attempting it. I just redeemed for a $20.00 gift certificate this month.

is also quite awesome because you can earn Swagbucks rather quickly through Swagcodes and searches. I have already earned $25.00 since I started using Swagbucks! It is quite awesome!

Valued Opinions is another great site that allows you to take surveys to gain Amazon Giftcards! I sugguest signing up through MyPoints to get your Mypoints for joining!

Also if you join BZZAGENT you can earn Mypoints which are in turned can be redeemed for various giftcards. I of course usually chose Amazon!

E-Poll is another site as well that you can us to earn Amazon Giftcards!

Lastly Light Speed Panel is my favorite site to earn Amazon giftcards.

These are great ways to eliminate basic things from you budget. I order our diapers off Amazon and usually I only pay 10.00 for a case of 100 after giftcards, sometimes nothing at all. Also if you don't have a child in diapers, this is a great way to buy gifts for birthdays and Christmas.

If you want to check out where else I have earned gift cards and my totals go to my spread sheet here

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Free Red Gold Tote

Sign up here

This versatile tote bag measures 13”W x 15”H x 6”D, allowing plenty of room for groceries. Following the “green” trend, it is durable enough to be used on numerous shopping trips. The reinforced straps allow for packing your bag with a variety of items

Free Tote Bag from DeLallo

My husband and I are huge fans of DeLallo's products. They are offering a free tote on their website here

Swag Bucks

If you are a Swaglover make sure you check out facebook now.

Search & Win

Mail Today

  1. Free Glamour Magazine
  2. Coupon for FREE SUAVE product
  3. $5.00 Survey Spot Check

Don't forget I keep a running total of all those little survey checks and gift cards here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Swag Bucks

I am a huge fan of Swagbucks. Make sure you check their site all over for codes especially their random polls. Hint Hint to all of you new Swag Addicts

Search & Win

March Mail

Today was an okay mail day

  1. 1 FREE Delmonte 100 Calorie canned Fruit
  2. 1 Rachel Ray Nutrish Dog Food Sample
  3. 1 Always Infinity Sample with $1.00 off coupon.
( not pictured)
  1. Kraft Game Day Win that arrived at my parents house
  2. Huggies Coupons that went to my parents house
  3. Underjams sample and $2.00 coupon that also went to their house.

Also I received another $5.00 Amazon Gift card from Swagbucks

New! Ziploc® Brand Fresh Shield™ Freezer Bags.

Costco has a free sample of Ziploc Fresh Shield on their website, available through startsampling.com and is available directly here

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cheap Pea Coats

$5.99 Pea Coats! ( Thanks to Babycenter's Bargain Board)


March Mail Today

  1. Viva Paper Towel Sample from Walmart with a $1.00 off 2 pack or 6 pack coupon
  2. Free Kiwi Magazine
  3. Free Lego Magazine
  4. 1 $2.00 off 2 Boxes of Nabisco 100 Calorie Oreo mini Caksters
  5. 1 $1.50 on one Pack of Jello Sugar Free Rice Pudding
  6. 1 Sea Pak Recipe Booklet that contains 4 $1.00 off any two Seapak items ( and it smells like breaded / fried shrimp) ( promotion code is E1M2A3L)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Free Reusable Nature's Source Tote Bag **First 18,000**

Free Reusable Nature's Source Tote Bag **First 18,000** http://www.rightathome.com/offers/200903-offers/

If you have won a gift pack from Right@Home™ in the last 180 days, you are not eligible for this month's offer.
Step into Spring Gift Pack
Heading to the grocery store? Picking up a few things at the pharmacy? Bring along our new reusable Nature's Source™ tote bag, perfect for grocery shopping, errands and more. It's also made from a recyclable fabric that is both durable and environmentally friendly.
If you’re one of the first 18,000* to respond, you’ll receive a free reusable Nature's Source™ tote bag.
Learn more about Nature’s Source™ products.
For other handy and reusable storage options, try Ziploc® Brand Flexible Totes, a versatile home storage solution. They’re durable, yet flexible enough to fit under beds or on shelves, and come with built-in handles and an easy-close zipper.
Also try Ziploc® Brand Big Bags to organize, protect and transport - anything, anywhere. The bags have the flexibility to fit in places where rigid bins can’t. The Double Zipper seal protects contents from dust, moisture and pests. Store and transport seasonal clothes, linens, sports gear, and more.

†Terms & Conditions
First 18,000 people to respond will receive a Step into Spring Gift Pack. For your chance to receive a gift pack, simply complete all required information on the form below by March 31, 2009, 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time (CT). Offer available to U.S. residents only. Gift packs available until March 31, 2009, or while supplies last. Only 18,000 gift packs available. Limit: one (1) gift pack per household/address. S.C. Johnson is not liable for any typographical errors in the offer or any illegible, lost, late, damaged, separated, misdirected, incomplete, stolen or nondelivered email or redemption requests. Gift packs will be mailed by May15, 2009.
Gift pack offers are available to Right@Home™ members only.

Mail Today

  1. 2 $0.50 off Minute Rice Coupons and Recipes
  2. $3.00 Pinecone Research Check
  3. $1.50 off any Sargento Salad or Potato Finishers coupon
  4. 2 certificates for Free Protege Lip Gloss
  5. Coupon train from Babycenter

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Earth's Best Amazon Deal

Earth's Best Formula and Kids' Food: Save up to 30%

Save up to 30%. Save an additional 15% instantly when you purchase select Earth's Best products sold by Amazon.com. Enter code EARTBE23 at checkout. Plus, save an additional 15% when you combine this instant rebate with your Subscribe & Save order--bringing the total savings to 30%. Offer valid through March 31, 2009. See rules and restrictions.

Click here for the deals

Annie's Home Grown

This was on slickdeals.net

Amazon has Annie's Homegrown Products on Sale. Save an additional 30% with code ANNHOME5. You may also save another 15% when you select the "subscribe & save" option. Thanks xfatwalletuser1

Note: You will need to cancel your subscribtion to subscribe & save when you have decided you don't want to automatically receive more shipments