Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Free Samples for your mail box

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Hellmann’s® Light Mayonnaise

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Caress® Skinwear Collection

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New Degree® Women Fine Fragrance Collection

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Pond’s® rejuveness

Finally my mail is getting better!

Finally a mail day to be somewhat proud of!

  1. Full Size Dove Ultimate Smooth-Wild Rose and 25 booklets that contained 2 $2.00 off Dove Ultimate Smooth
  2. Vocal Point Frosted Mini Wheats sample 1 buy one get one coupon and 5 $1.00 off coupon
  3. A Noisy Planet Order, Magnet, Pen and Pencil it also said that they were out of stock of additional items.
  4. Gerber Sent $5.00 off Nestle Good Start and several graduate coupons.

Dinner Tonight

Couponers Eat Healthy. I was reading Bethany's Blog here where she talks about the 7 Myths of Coupons. I thought I would share what I make for dinner on occasion.

* Disclosure I am not a good cook or experienced cook. I graduated from college in 2005 where I lived next to a Wendy's and was great friends with the 99cent menu. Then I lived at home for a year where my mother was an excellent cook and dating my husband who loved to take me out to eat. I am learning how to cook and use the crockpot quit often. That is the only way I can make meat with out drying it out.

With that being said... Tonights Dinner

London Broil - $2.74 for 1.39lbs
London Broil Recipe
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 london broil (or flank steak)

Mix ingredients. Pierce steak on both sides with fork. Place in plastic bag with marinade and refrigerate overnight. Grill on low heat. We grill ours slowly and it makes it more tender. Really good!

Fresh Express Lite Cesear Salad Mix $1.00 ( It was on sale for $2.00 and I had a one dollar off coupon). 100 Calories a serving

The kit includes:
Light Casaer Dressing
Garlic Croutons
Crisp Romaine Lettuce

SteamFresh Bird's Eye Peas $0.35
From this deal at Bilo

Betty Crocker Au Grautin Potatoes

The coupon came from this mailing

and I bought them during the target trip for pace

The Total for this meal is

Meat 2.74
Salad 1.00
Cucumber for Salad .99
SteamFresh Veggies .35

Total 5.08

This will feed myself, my husband ,a toddler and have leftovers for the next day!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Love the Printables!

I am going through my large document of companies to email once again and compiling a list of printable coupons hosted on their websites.

$1.00 off Blue Bunny Ice Cream

$2.00 in SeaPak Coupons

$1.00 off A&D Ointment

$1.00 off Mrs. T Pieorgies

Venus Mail in Rebate Satisfaction Guarantee

Free Prilosec Sample

$2.00 coupon for Health Valley, Spectrum, West Soy, Garden of Eatin', Sunspire,

MaraNatha and Celestial Seasons

Bilo-Riverside Thursday April 30th-Wed May 6th

Lay's Potato Chips $1.98
Buy 2 and use the $3.00 off two coupon from the Pepsi Frito Lay coupons.

Cheerios 8.9oz 2 for $4.00

Klondike Ice Cream Bars $1.98

New Rebate Offer

Closeness Guaranteed Get Closer or Your Money Back

Embrace, the latest razor from Venus, guarantees to shave you closer and get you closer. And closer.

Buy It Now! See Product Details

If you are not satisfied with your Venus Embrace after using it for 14 days, we will refund your purchase price up to $11.99 (MSRP) to you.**

Please mail the following:

1. The original UPC symbol (bar code), found on back of the product package
2. The original cash register receipt with the purchase price circled
3. A 3x5 card with your printed name and complete mailing address and reason for dissatisfaction

Please mail to:

Venus Embrace Guarantee, Offer #5400-611
PO Box 753525
El Paso, TX 88575-3525

**Offer limited to one refund per name, household or address. Available through December 31, 2009.
All requests must be postmarked by January 14, 2010. Refund checks can not be mailed to post office boxes. Please include all requested information. We will not honor incomplete submissions.

Mail Today

  1. Product Trial from Johnson and Johnson that will pay $20.00 after completion.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Another Awesome ROAK from Kathi that included No Yolk coupons ( will make them free, cheap or give overage at Bilo)
  2. Coupon Train
  3. Huggies Diaper Samples that included on plastic ziploc bag tote, 3 size two diapers and a $3.00 off 1 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers. From Walmart Samples.
  4. $3.00 from Pinecone Research
and as usual my monthly totals can be found here

Giant Eagle

I don't usually do Giant Eagle, but saw a deal of note.

Pampers Diapers, buy two boxes and get .20 in Fuel Perks

Price Coupon Cost
19.99 - $2.00 17.99
19.99- $2.00 17.99
Total Cost 35.98

Catalina - $3.00

Total OOP 32.98

Amazon Giftcards and your budget

Amazon is a great place to save money. They have a feature called subscribe and save, which is excellent for Pampers diapers if you live in a small town. I unfortunately do not get the diaper deals most people can in larger cities because we only have a Walmart, Toys R Us and random grocery stores.

I also use Amazon giftcards for organic items that either are not available here or just overpriced.

If you want to see how I earn Amazon gift cards check out this previous post

Also I have found Amazon shipments of diapers usually come the next day or two, so no need to chose overnight shipping. It also qualifies for free shipping because its subscribe and save!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Great Mail Day!

  1. Beer Nuts sent 4 bags of nuts, 1 cashews, 2 peanuts and 1 almond
  2. $2.99 Rebate from Kraft Mac and Cheese Crackers ( info on deal found here)
  3. A wonderful RAOK of 7 Pace Coupons
  4. A wonderful RAOK of Gymboree Coupons from Kathi ( 30 %, $5 and 20% off I am going to have fun)
  5. Sample of Gorilla Glue
  6. Gillette Shampoo Sample from Walmart Samples
  7. 10% off at Bed Bath and Beyond coupon.
  8. 1.50 paypal payment from Greenfied Online
  9. $5.00 Amazon Giftcard from Swagbucks
and as usual my monthly totals can be found here

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Earned Today

Today is Sunday, which means there isn't any mail.

I earned a $20.00 Amazon giftcard from Valued Opinions!

and as usual my monthly totals here

Great Usage for all that FREE PACE Salsa

I am in a constant battle to lose weight since my sophomore year of college. This is one battle that I shall win! There is a massive Crockpot Weightwatchers list here and there are several recipes for Salsa Chicken.

This is what I am making for dinner tonight.

Salsa Chicken (4 Points)
4 servings @ 4 points ea.
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
2 Tbs. Flour
Layer chicken and salsa in crockpot ending with salsa. Cook on low 10-12 hours. When ready to
serve, turn crockpot to high and stir in 2 Tablespoons of flour. Cook until thickened. I serve this
with rice (4 pts. per cup). If you have leftovers, shred chicken and put it in a lowfat flour tortilla
with fat free sour cream and fat free shredded cheese.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mail Today

  1. 1 $0.50 off 1 Healthy Choice Frozen product
  2. 1 FREE Woman's Day Magazine
  3. $19.60 check from View Point Forum.
and as usual my survey totals can be found here

I did GREAT at Target today.

I did GREAT at Target today.

1 Box Better Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes (1.19) Used a FREE COUPON

2 Jars of Pace ( 1.99) Used 2 $4.00 off coupons

2 Glade Candles Used 2 $3.00 off Coupons

Paid remainer with GC from pepsi deal

Received a $5.00 giftcard

2nd Transaction

2 Glade Candles

Used Giftcard

Received another $5.00 giftcard

I ended up leaving Target with $0 oop and $7.36 in giftcards.

Friday, April 24, 2009

BzzAgents- Check your pages!

I just received an early invite for

Neutrogena® Pure & Free Baby Sunblock SPF 60+ BzzCampaign

Want privileged access to more campaigns? Share those juicy details with us! Submit at least 2 BzzReports for this campaign to help earn earlier invites to new campaigns and the ability to join bonus BzzCampaigns.

Free Axe Shampoo+Coupon from BJ's Warehouse club

Go here to get a free sample of AXE HAIR.

Free Schick Quattro Titanium X

Go here

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Free Organic Laundry Detergent

Go here for All Natural Laundry Detergent from Burgies

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mail Today was Sparse

  1. $5.00 amazon GC- Appreciation Gift From Health & Harmony
  2. $10 of $10 at JcPenny

If you are a faithful reader you will know the $10 of $10 coupons are my favorite way to get formal gowns to were to company Christmas parties. ( Not mine, I still can't find a job in the field of Instructional Design and Technologies. If you know anyone that is hiring an Instructional Designer/ Technologist/ Corporate Trainer please let me know. )

These were last years finds at $5.00 a piece I bought both! Though I hope they will be big on me next year and I won't mind getting a dress altered to be smaller no matter the price!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Food Saver Bags

Free Food Saver Bags

Sign Up Now to Qualify for Special Online Promotions

Receive 10 FREE FoodSaver® Freeze 'N Steam™ Bags!

Free Today

  1. Another $5.00 Amazon giftcard from Swagbucks in my inbox.
  2. Free Address Labels
  3. Coupon train from BBC

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mail Today

  1. $6.00 Opinion Outpost Check
  2. FREE Drano Coupon and SC Johnson coupon booklet
  3. 2 $1.00 off Huggies coupons
  4. $5.00 Amazon Giftcard from Swagbucks

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Walmart - Pace and Overage

As most of you know I hate shopping at Walmart, because of the store environment and it is over priced. I braved it today with my Pace coupons in hand.

The coupon is for $4.00 off any Pace Product. The manufacture is automatically going to reimburse the store $4.00, so it constitutes fraud on the stores behalf when they do not allow overage. Knowing that Walmart is not friendly nor do they usually have well trained cashiers I decided to use self-check out. I was fortunate that when it called for a key a friendly older worker came to help me.

I bought:

Ice Tea $2.31
Milk $3.09
Picante $2.96
Salsa $2.98
Salsa $2.98
Salsa $2.98
Salsa $2.98
Queso $2.98
GV Chic $6.97
Tostitos $3.98
Tostitos $3.98

I used 6 $4.00 off Pace coupons and 1 $2.00/2 Tostito/ Lay coupon.

My total was 12.19

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Attention Giant Eagle Shoppers

If you shop at Giant Eagle go here and watch a video for 5% off your groceries.

Mail Today

  1. Organic Valley coupons, coloring book, bumper sticker and magazine.
  2. Turkey Hill coupons.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mail Today

  1. $3.00 Survey Savvy Check
  2. 1 FREE BOX ANY FLAVOR Betty Crocker Pouch Potato Coupon
  3. $1.00 off Nature's Source Natural Cleaning Product.
  4. Free Traditional Home Magazine

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Good Mail Day

  1. $20.00 Mindfield Check
  2. Synder of Berlin Coupons,2 $0.20 off any product and 2 $0.30 off either Butter and Chive Potato Chips or Cheddar and Jalapeno Kettle Trips
  3. 4 Pack of Bic Soleil Bella
  4. Magazine Product Trial.
  5. $3.00 from Buzzback Research via paypal

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This Earth Day, Try Reynolds Wrap® Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum Free with mail-in rebate (up to $3.99)

Rebate available for download only on Earth Day
(April 22nd, 2009) starting at 4:22 am EDT.
Quantities are limited!

To say thank you for visiting our website early, and to help you remember to come back on April 22, register below to receive an email reminder. We'll send you a link to the mail-in rebate when it goes live at 4:22 am EDT.

Get the rebate here

Happy Tax Day

I am attempting to build my ebay feedback, so I figured starting small was a good idea. I have an excess of coupons that I wont use, especially Huggies. I don't care how much money I get for them. just enough to cover fees and shipping. I just think this will be an easy way to build my ebay feed back before selling bigger items. That and I tend to buy coupons from ebay, so this seems to be a good idea to see it from the sellers point of view.

I am always looking for ebay tips, because this is new to me. I used to sell books and dvds via Amazon in college, but this is definately a new endeavor that I want to learn.

I have an auction for 10 $3.00 off 2 packs of Huggies Diapers here and offering free shipping. If you are an ebayer, let me know what I can do to improve my ebay skills.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Target Glade Fragrence Collection Deal

Target has an excellent deal on Glade candles from the Fragrance collection that BzzAgent shared with us.

They offer is if you buy two candles you get a $5.00 dollar giftcard.

The price per candle is 5.79
There are several coupons out for $3.00 -$4.00 dollars off a Glade Candle. Also there are $1.00 off Target coupons that can be combined with the manufacture coupons.

Two Candles at 5.79 = 11.78
Two Coupons at 3.00= -6.00
Two Target Coupons at 1.00= -2.00
Total 1.78 for two candles

Use a 5.00 giftcard left from the Target Pepsi Deal and earn another $5.00 Target giftcard. keep repeating until you are out of coupons.

If you can't find the Target coupons, it is still a good deal to roll for giftcards.

Two Candles at 5.79 = 11.78
Two Coupons at 3.00= -6.00
Total 5.78
Use Giftcard from Pepsi Deal - 5.00
Total OOP $0.78 and one $5.00 giftcard

Glade Candle Deals

Bilo Riverside has quite a few Glade Scent Oil Candles on clearance,they come to $3.17 with tax and Glade sent out a few $3.00 coupons. I had one and got one candle for $0.17.

Price with Tax $3.17
Coupon -$3.00
Total Cost $0.17

Rite Aid also has the Glade Scent Oil Candles on sale 2.99 and there is a coupon for .50 in the Rite Aid Ad. There are usually $2.00 off coupons in ever box for the candle.

Price 2.99
Manu Coupon - 2.00
Rite Aid Coupon - 0.50
Total Cost $0.49 +tx

I bought two and use the Rite Aid giftcard from the Huggies Kimberly Clark Deal.

Free Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Caddy

Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Caddy Sign up for the bulletin and receive a free shower caddy.

Join the free program that helps you keep your bathroom sparkling clean! The Scrubbing Bubbles® Bulletin keeps you up-to-date on product news, coupons and promotional offers, tips for maintaining a brilliantly clean bathroom and refill reminders.

From Slick Deals

Double Trouble Mail

  1. Two issues of Women's Health
  2. The second of the Kraft Food and Family Magazine
  3. Parents Magazine ( contains a 20 percent off at Gymboree great to combine with Gymbucks)
  4. Coupon for FREE Idahoan Product

The Proper way to do a Mail in Rebate

Today I bought Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Crackers at Bilo. They are regularly 3.49, but on sale for 2/$4.00. I had a coupon for $0.55 off that doubled to $1.10 off the item. The total cost in the store was $0.90. The mail in rebate is for $2.99, which means a profit of $2.09.

Kraft Cheese Crackers 3.49
One Sale for 2.00
Coupon Doubled - 1.10
Price in Store $0.90
Mail in Rebate 2.99
Profit 2.09

The most important thing is remembering to mail in the rebate. I am new at mail in rebates, so I try to concentrate on one per trip to the grocery store and immediately fill out the form when I return home.

If you want to do this rebate the form is here

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mail Today

  1. $5.00 Survey Spot Check
  2. Non-Insert Coupon Train
  3. 6 $0.25 Bird's Eye coupons

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday's Mail

  1. 2 Free Skintimate Coupons
  2. 1 Free Scrubbing Bubbles Coupon
  3. 2 SC Johnson Coupon booklets
  4. 5 Huggies Coupon Booklets

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mail Today-Finally a better mail day

Finally a better mail day. Today I received the following.

  1. Delallo Reusuable Shopping bag
  2. Breyers sent a coupon to try one YoCrunch Multi-pack
  3. Northland sent a coupon for 1 Free Juice any size, any flavor and 2 $1.00 off coupons
  4. Earthbound Farms sent Organic Lettuce Seeds, coupon for $0.75 off any Earthbound Farm Salad, and $1.00 off any 2 Earthbound farm products

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Free Samples

  1. Free Huggies Pure and Natural Diaper Sample ( Walmart)
  2. Free Gillette Sample
  3. Free Huggies Pure and Natural Sample ( from Huggies)
  4. Free Rachel Ray Dog Food

Common sense and shopping

Recently I asked my sister, a highly intelligent person if something was a good deal. She said if it just sits its not a good deal. Which makes no sense to me; now that I have seen the light.

I rather buy something on clearance now and store it, then pay full price later. In the long run it saves you money to shop ahead and shop smart.

The product in question was Duplos from the Slick Deals Lego deal. I would rather pay a partial price now than full price near Christmas. It just makes more sense. I don't buy toys, just to buy toys, but I do put them away and save them for special occasions. It just seems like common sense to me.

Mail Today and Amazon Giftcards

Today was sparse in the mailbox, which has been a common occurrence. So during nap time I will be emailing companies again.

I did however recieve an order I paid for with Amazon gift cards that I earned, so no cash out of pocket.

I recieved

Munchkin Two Snack Catchers

and two jeep backseat organizers

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

More Ebay

I am attempting to de-clutter our basement in order to remodel it. This endeavour is being made possible by Ebay.

These are my next two listings.





4d 00h





4d 14h

If you have any advice please let me know!

Mail Today

  1. Campbell's Tomato Seeds and $1.00 off 5 Soup coupon
  2. Free Cosmo
  3. Free Women's Day
  4. $5.00 Amazon GC from Swagbucks
  5. $5.00 Amazon GC from Swagbucks

Monday, April 6, 2009


My friend Laura is the next person who I am posting their referral code for swagbucks. So if you still haven't joined, please go here and sign up!

April Mail! Finally a good Mail Day!

  1. got2b Smooth Operator Bzz Kit that includes, one large bottle and three smaller bottles of smoothing lustre lotion, coupons that include; 1 Buy 1 get one free and 3 $2.50 off any Smooth Operator Product.
  2. 1 FREE Wonderbread, Hostess or Home Pride Product coupon from complimenting Wonderbread
  3. Walmart Cottonelle Samples that also included coupons for $1.00 off a 12 Pack of Cottonelle and .50 off Cottonelle Fresh Moist Wipes.
  4. $5.00 Check from Opinion Outpost
  5. $10.00 Check from Surveyspot

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Nature's Source Product Review

Target has Nature's Source Cleaners on a price cut for 3.14 and there is a Target Printable coupon here. There may be other manufacture coupons out that you can coming them with for a better deal, but I am not sure. Still 2.14 for a Natural Cleaner is not bad at all!

I was fortunate to have two coupons for a FREE product from Kathi's Bzz Campaign that she is participating in. ( I however was not lucky enough to be chosen for this campaign, but still want to BZZ the product)

My only complaint about the product its that the products are not available in the Johnstown area, but this should not be surprising if you are familiar with the area.

I redeemed the coupons for the bathroom cleaner and the multi-purpose cleaner. They are not harsh smelling like most cleaners and actually clean quite well! I highly recommend them because the bathroom cleaner removed most of a rust stain that several boughts with a Mr. Clean Eraser did not dent!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Gain Sample from Sam's Club
  2. $2.00 Rebate Check from Gentle Naturals
  3. Gerber Coupons

Target Great Soda Deal and more

Sometimes it is more profitable to multiple transactions and at Target the cashiers are often very encouraging of this practices.

Target had a deal for Pepsi Products 5 12 packs for 15 dollars. Which made an excellent deal with the coupons from the Pepsi Frito Lay Promotion and Mountain Dew Bzz Campaign that my husband and are both participating.

My first transaction was the largest.

Product Price Manu. Coupon Target Coupon Opp

Huggies Baby Wipes .97 1.00 -.03

Glade Oil Candles 5.68 2.00 3.00 .68

3 Glade Refills 2.84 Each B2G1 2.00

2 Nature's Source Cleaners 3.19 FREE 0

Cascade Rinse 3.14 FREE 0

3 Tide Trial Size .97 Each 3 @ 1.00 -.09

Colgate Total 1.99 1.00 1.00 -.01

Diet Pepsi 3.00 2.00 1.00

Diet Pepsi 3.00 2.00 1.00

Diet Pepsi 3.00 2.00 1.00

Siera Mist 3.00 2.00 1.00

My total for the first transaction was 13.68 and I received a $5.00 Target Giftcard

Transaction 2

5 Cases of Diet Mountain Dew and I used 5 $1.00 off coupons and applied the $5.00 giftcard from the previous transaction

and I repeated with the third transaction for Diet Mountain dew and applied another $5.00 giftcard.

My totals for the Target trip

Transaction 1 $13.68
Transaction 2 $ 5.30
Transaction 3 $5.30
Total $24. 28
And then the - $5.00 giftcard makes the out pocket expense 19.28 for 15 CASES of soda, cleaners, candles and toothpaste!

My total savings according to Target's receipts was 74.78

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mail Today

  1. $10.00 from a product trial
  2. $10.37 from a light I sold
  3. $6.50 from the Magnetic Locks Starter Set on Ebay
  4. $8.00 from the four piece lock set on ebay
  5. $53.00 for the 9 Gazebos on Ebay
  6. Calendar with out coupons from the makers of Tylenol

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mail Today

  1. Pillsbury Calander ( No coupons and useless since it is MARCH)
  2. Free Glamour Magazine
  3. Product Trial from View Point Forum

I think its time to start emailing companies again!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Free Cinastix

Totally Free Dominos CinnaStix w/code, No Purchase Necessary - YMMV Just like the free medium pizza yesterday, use code SWEET for a free CinnaStix.


Just go to the ordering section, enter your info, then type SWEET into the coupon box and checkout! Totally Free Dominos CinnaStix w/code, No Purchase Necessary - YMMV Just like the free medium pizza yesterday, use code SWEET for a free CinnaStix.


Just go to the ordering section, enter your info, then type SWEET into the coupon box and checkout!


April Mail

  1. Free JellyBean Gardening Gloves from Preen Survey
  2. Free American Baby Magazine
  3. Boxtops for Education box ( my little man starts pre-school next year and they collect box tops)

Swagbucks Referals

I believe in Karma of sorts! I have over 25 Swagbuck friends. So I am inviting my friends to have a chance of having their referrals posted on my blog.

This is the first Swagbucks Referral she is a Mom of one.

I am going to post someone else's referral code twice each week this month.

Ebay Success!

I have successfully sold EVERYTHING I listed on ebay so far! I am only doing a few at a time, because I am new at this and getting to the post office with a toddler has proven difficult. Also, call your local post office if the Us Postal Service website advertises extended hours. I attempted to go yesterday, because the website said it closed at 7. When I arrived at 6:20 it was closed.

But this has proven a great way to remove things that are no longer needed or wanted from our home. Where else will people pay you to take your stuff?