Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Shopping Coupons Galore!!

Get $10 off your $50 purchase at Old Navy now through 1/20/09 here

$15 off your $50 purchase at The Limited through 12/31/09 here

50% off one regular priced item at Michael's through 12/27/08 here (click on bonus coupons for even more)

Buy 3 .99 cent cards at Hallmark for $1! Go here and get yours

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fabulous Freebies!

Get a free sample of Colgate toothpaste here

Go here and print a coupon for a FREE bag of Riceworks Gourmet Brown Rice Crisps

The freebies are pretty slim lately!!! This is all I can find that is truly free!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lucky Brand Friends & Family Days

It's time for Lucky Brand Friends & Family Days
12/7/08 through 12/14/08
Get 40% off your entire purchase. It's hard to read the code so here it is for you:
Use that at checkout when shopping on their site here

4 Days Only - Gap Special Savings!

For FOUR days only (December 11-14th) get some extra special savings at:
Gap Kids & Baby Gap
30% off a purchase of $75 or more and if you have a Gap Credit Card you get 35% off!
Sweaters are only $25!
Gap Body
PJ Sets are $25!
No special coupon or code needed!

Monday, December 8, 2008

$3 OFF ANY Disney DVD!

Yes that's right...get your coupon for $3.00 off any Disney DVD. Perfect for your holiday shopping!

Click here and don't forget to hit the back button and print TWICE!

You can get WallE, Sleeping Beauty or any of the favorites at a great price!

Thanks the "cent"sible sawyer for this tip!

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's time for a Road Trip!

This will be my last blog post for a little while. We will be leaving in a day or two to drive across country!

Yes, finally! We are outta here. California, you have a lot of great things but your bad things FAR out way and I'm sorry to tell you but we can't WAIT to leave you!

Back to the small town, slow pace community we love. No ridiculous inflated house prices. No traffic. Ahhhhh....the good life!

So, I may not post for a little while. But rest assured I'm sure I will have a LOT to catch up on when I'm back and logged on.

Thanks to everyone that reads my blog. I really appreciate you all!

Fabulous Freebies Received!

Here is what I got over the last week:
  • 3 samples from EmergenC including three different Vitamin C 1,000 mg samples in Tangerine, Raspberry and Pink Lemonade
  • Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Life Deep Wrinkle Treatment sample with $1.00 off coupon
  • Sleep Better Good Night Kit from CVS (this sample went FAST) includes: Sleep Mask from Tylenol, Ear Plugs, $2.00 off coupon on Tylenol PM, a bookmark and a Goodnight Guide to Better Sleep. There are also some kinds of stickers but not really sure what for.
  • Crest Whitening Expressions samples in Wintergreen Ice, Refreshing Vanilla Mint, Extreme Herbal Mint and Cinnamon Rush. Also a coupon for 75 cents off any one 4.2 oz. or larger Whitening Expressions Toothpaste
  • GoodNites Sleep Boxer for boys 38-65 lbs. (S/M)
  • TLC sample of their new Blackberry Graham Soft-Baked Cereal Bar. YUMMY!! My son ate it up already! :-) Included 5 (yes, 5!) $2.00 off coupons for ANY box of Kashi TLC Cereal Bars. GREAT FREEBIE!
  • Family Circle Magazine for December 2008
  • Welcome to a Saturn World mailer from VocalPoint. It has a bunch of "Saturn Convience Kit" to share with friends. It has an Ingredient Substitution Chart, Tip Calculator, Family Clothing Chart (to keep track of everyone's sizes) and Stain Removal Chart. Cute!

What did YOU get this week? Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear about all the freebies you are getting too!

20% Off at Gymboree!

20% off your ENTIRE purchase online at Gymboree!! Good through December 24th. Perfect for your holiday shopping!

Use code: LTKURCU3V398545

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Free Little Scholastic Book!

If you click on this link Scholastic will give you a FREE Little Scholastic Book. Just send an email with your name and address. That's it!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

Here is what I got this week (not as much as lately)
  • Mystery Shampoo & Conditioner sample from Wal-Mart. I also got the same sample in last Sunday's paper so now I have two each!
  • Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Lockig Lotion 1 fl. oz. sample
  • Coupons from Pampers including: $1.00 Off any size Pampers Diapers, 50 cents off any size Pampers wipes, $1.00 off Cheerios, $1.00 off any Pantene Beautiful Lengths Shampoo & Conditioner
  • $1.00/2 Pantene Products
  • Costco coupon book with coupons valid November 17th - December 7th
  • Parenting Magazine (both November AND Dec/Jan 2009 issues all in the same day)
  • O The Oprah Magazine - my last copy and I am so glad. I haven't gotten to read one of the 3 they sent so far!

So....what did YOU get this week?

Friday, November 14, 2008

If you love my blog nominate me!

The Coupon Cupboard is having a contest: "We are Thankful for Our Favorite Bargain Blogger"!

You can nominate your favorite blog and the winner will get a $30 Gift Card to Amazon!

If you love my blog, I'd love you nominate me!

If you go here you can do so! Thanks so much! My goal is to help share and get everyone the same discounts, freebies, steals and deals as I do! :-)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Buy 2 Post-It Products & Get $5 Gift Certificate to McDonald's!

Wow, now this is a deal! Back by popular demand!!!
Buy ANY 2 Post-It Note Products and get $5 in McDonald's Gift Certificates. It's that easy!
Go here for the form and further details.
Purchases must be made between 11/1/08 and 12/31/08.
Claims must be postmarked by 1/31/09.

Private Sale - Kate Spade Online up to 70% OFF

NOW through Friday, November 14th get up to 70% off original retail on handbags, accessories, shoes & clothes!! Quantities are VERY LIMITED!
Today and tomorrow only another 20% OFF the sale price!
You must go there now!!! :-)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Want some FREE Food?

Who doesn't?!

Sign up for the the "club" at the following restaurants and get something free for either your birthday or just for signing up!

On the Border


Macaroni Grill

Cold Stone Creamery

Red Robin

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

TGI Friday's

I'll add more as I find them!!!

Members Only Event at Guess?

If you are a Guess List Member, get 20% off full priced merchandise & 50% off sale merchandise on Saturday, November 15th only in stores & online.

It's easy to join! Sign up here and happy shopping!!

25% Off at bebe & bebe sport!

It's another Friends & Family Days at bebe & bebe sport.
Get 25% off November 13th - November 16th!
Enter code: FRIEND25 when shopping online!
Happy Shopping!

Reebok Friends & Family Days! 25% Off!

Go here to print the coupon that allows you 25% off at Reebok, Reebok Outlet, Rockport & Greg Norman from November 12-16th.

It's definitely the time to get great deals!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Robeez: Season of Giving! Won't you?

Robeez wants to give $250,000 worth of their footwear to children in need this holiday. Won't you help them?

All you have to do is send a FREE e-card and it's done. Want to know the best part? You will then be put in a drawing for a cute shoe/sock set. You might even win something!

Go here to send your e-card now!

Save 20% off EVERYTHING at Restoration Hardware!

20% Off Everything During Restoration Hardware's Friends & Family Event November 13-16
Use this code: FFR2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

Here is what I got JUST since my last post of Fabulous Freebies Received...AMAZING!
  • Always Infinity Pad - Regular Flow
  • Healthy Snacks with Blue! book from Sunmaid. You TOO can get this book for free just for purchasing ONE (1) Sunmaid Raisin Product. Go here for all the details. This was a great one! I bought a bag of mini-raisins at the 99 cent only store and got this book. Raisins AND a book for .99 cents! What a deal!
  • Bear Naked Fruit & Nut Granola sample with a $1 OFF/12 oz. granola product
  • Folger's Black Silk Coffee sample
  • I got a box of free "healthy" samples which included: Dr. Ken's All Natural Antibacterial Mouthwash, $1.00 off coupon on Blue Diamond Almond Breeze non-dairy beverage, FULL size sample (2 pastries) of Nature's Path Organic Toaster Pastries in Cherry Pomegran flavor. This was a WONDERFUL freebie. We buy these products currently since they are organic and my kids love them. I didn't even know they made this flavor and they were GOOD! Also got a Canker Cover (oral canker sore patch) sample, OraMoist dry mouth disc sample and Lysine+ Cold Sore Treatment sample. All holistic remedies. Fun!
  • And here we go with the magazine's again!!!! YIKES! I got: Family Circle (this is the first time for this one), Lucky, Transworld Snowboarding & Parenting.

Whew! What did you get this week in your mailbox? Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear!

More Fabulous Freebies!

Get your own Playtex BPA Free Baby Bottle here

Free sample of Kirland Signature Supreme Baby Diapers from Costco here

Free UnderJams Kids Absorbent Night Wear here

Free sample of Kickbutt Amped Energy Balls here
thanks Frugal, Freebies & Deals for this one!

Tell why you are a fan of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's and get one free here!

Friday, November 7, 2008

For all you Target Shoppers & Fans!

So you forgot to bring your reusable bags with you to Target. Now what do you do with the plastic bag they put all your goodies in?

Save them and send them in for a FREE reusable Target bag!

That's right!

Use any 8½ x11" or larger envelope. Be sure to affix postage and include your return address. Send your clean, used Target shopping bags to:

TerraCycle 121 New York Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638

Send at least five clean, used plastic Target shopping bags. All envelopes must be postmarked by 11/30/08.

Coupons will arrive in early January 2009 for you to redeem at your Target store. Coupons expire 1/30/09.

For more details visit their site here.


More Fabulous Freebies!

Get a FREE bag just like this one on the left by clicking here! You can even pick this color or red!

Free sample of BioFreeze Pain Reliever here

Free sample of Just Like Sugar here

Free sample of Glad Food Storage Bags from Wal-Mart here

Free sample of Pedigree Good Bites for Dogs from Wal-Mart here

Try a FREE issue of All You Magazine here which I think is one of the best out there for COUPONS and other great stuff!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

15% OFF at West Elm

Use this coupon to get 15% off at West Elm from November 6th - November 11th online, in stores & via phone orders!


Enjoy Friends & Family Days at American Eagle, Aerie & the NEW 77 Kids!



Valid only at ae.com from 3:00 AM Friday, November 7 to midnight EST Sunday, November 9, 2008!

*Offer not valid in stores.
*US delivery only.


Friends & Family Days at Sephora.com!

Starting TODAY through November 10th get 20% ONLINE ONLY at Sephora!
Use the code above in the picture and ENJOY the savings!!

Free Haircut from Herbal Essences!

Get a FREE Haircut from Herbal Essences!
When you purchase 2 (two) specially marked shampoos and/or conditioners you qualify for a free haircut! Go here to learn more about the program, redemption and dates!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

Here is what I got over the last week:
  • Women's Day Magazine
  • Tony Hawk "Be Tobacco Free" Poster from the CDC
  • Postcard from CVS with coupons! ($4/1 Zyrtec Allergy, $2/1 Listerine & $2/1 Tylenol Product)
  • Tide Total Care $1/1 Coupon
  • Pet Greens Treats - Savory Beef Recipe All Natural Jerky
  • Kotex Tampons (1 Regular & 1 Super), Kotex Ultra Thin Pad with Wings and Kotex Lightdays Individually Wrapper Liner with a $1.00/1 coupon
  • Gerber coupons which I will give to a friend who is having a baby
  • My Fruit Roll-up sample with $10 off your next order coupon
  • Degree Women Ultra Clear Deodorant/Anti-perspirant sample (great for traveling!)

What did you get this week?

Fabulous Freebies

Get a free sample of Orville Redenbacher's Natural Lime & Salt Gourmet Popcorn here

Free sample of Huggies Diapers here

Free sample of Nexxus Moisturizing Shampoo here

Free sample of a "Mystery" Shampoo & Conditioner here

Free Sunsilk Shampoo here

Free Dentek Natural Floss Picks sample here

Free sample of Sweetstacks Gourmet Pancake mix here

Free sample of Kotex Ultra Thin Pads with Wings here

Free sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion here

Free sample of Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive Condom here

Free Gillette Body Wash sample for Men here

Free Degree Women Ultra Clear Deodorant sample here

Free Goody's Ouchless Elastics for the first 1,000 here

Life. It happens.

What happens when you combine working full time, being a mom, wife, blogger. ebay seller with trying to move out of state and keep everything together?

A sinus infection and laryngitis! No work for the last 3 days. Crap! I guess this is the body's way of saying SSSLLLLOOOOOWWWWW DOOOOOOWWWWWNNNN.

In any case, I will be posting some Fabulous Freebies today and also some that I have received. I COMPLETELY missed all the freebies I could have told you about for just VOTING yesterday. Crap again! Oh well, I'm sure you are freebie savy already and enjoyed all there was to offer!

Off to blog, work, be mom and enjoy! :-)

Monday, October 27, 2008

20% off at Gymboree!

Now through November 23rd (so you have some time!) get 20% off Gymboree!

Enter code: 919654041460 at checkout!

Just in time for the holidays!

Fabulous Freebies Received!

It's been a little while since I did this last and so I've gotten a TON of stuff!
Here is what you see:
  • Embrace Venus Razor from Vocalpoint - this is a full size normal razor that you would buy in the store!
  • Snuggle Fabric Softener Sheets - 2 sheet sample
  • Tide TotalCare Laundry Detergent - enough for 1 load with a $1.00 off coupon
  • Always Infinti pad with a $1 off coupon
  • Prilosec OTC 2 tablet sample
  • John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner with a $2.00 off coupon
  • Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Tampax Pearl samples - 2 regular absorbency, 1 super absorbency and $1.00 off and a $1.50 off coupon too! This is the second sample I have received!
  • Vive Mejor Coupon Book - everything is in spanish and there are coupons for Skippy, Wish Bone, Ragu, Best Foods Mayonnaise, Lipton Tea and Knorr products

So that's it!! What did YOU receive in your mailbox this week? I'd love to hear what samples that you have found here have made it to you!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fabulous Freebies

Get a free sample of Folgers Coffee from Wal-Mart here

Another free sample of Gillette Body Wash for Men here

Another free sample of Degree Women Ultra Clear here

Free sample of Imodium Multi-Symptom relief here

Free sample of Garnier Nutritioniste from Walgreens here

Free sample of Airborne Original Zesty Orange here

Free sample of TENA Overnight Pads from Wal-Mart here

Another FREE sample of Orville Smart Cakes from Wal-Mart here

Free sample of Splenda here

As always, Wal-Mart is quite the source for free samples!

Bath & Body Works ~ Free Signature Collection Item!

Print a coupon here for a FREE Signature Collection Item (up to a $12 value) with ANY $10 purchase! Good through November 2nd!

Now's a great time to get all your holiday scents!
They already have christmas stuff out and really cute stuff for Halloween.

You can easily find stuff for $10 and then you get this full size for FREE!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Starbucks Breakfast Event!

You are invited to Starbuck's Breakfast Event - Wednesday, October 22nd 7-9 a.m.

Stop by to sample an oven-toasted Starbucks Wrap Breakfast Sandwich or one of their new Piadinis. As always, please call your local Starbucks to confirm they are participating! These things look SO yummy! Can't wait to try!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fabulous Freebies (Finally!)

Take a chance to see if you are one of 3,000 people to get a free sample of Redken Real Control Shampoo & Conditioner here

Free sample of Stayfree & Carefree Pads from Wal-Mart here

Free sample of John Frieda Full Splendor Shampoo & Conditioner from Wal-Mart here

Free sample of Aveda Dry Treatment Masque here
thanks Frugal, Freebies and Deals!

Free sample of Emergen-C here

The free samples seem to have slowed down a bit but know that I will let you know about them as I do!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

WOW! What a week! TONS of freebies in my mailbox.
Here is what I got:
  • Seattle's Best Coffee 1.75 oz. sample with a $1.00 coupon for a 12 oz. bag
  • Bounce Awakenings Dryer Sheets (2)
  • Oil Free Acne Wash by Neutrogena
  • Dove Intensive Body Lotion a HUGE sample at 1.0 oz. with a $1.50
  • Simple Harvest Multigrain Chewy Granola Bar in Honey Roasted Nuts and $1.00/1 coupon off any 1 granola bars or hot cereal
  • Airborne Power Pixies Stick sample & Zesty Orange Effervescent Formula wit 55 cents off one Airborne Power Pixies
  • $2.00 off/2 Johnson's Buddies Products (Wal-Mart or CVS here I come!) P.S. Have you noticed that CVS raised their prices on the buddies soap to $1.19?
  • Seventh Generation Diaper Sample with $5.00 in coupons
  • Cool packet about the Ford Flex from VocalPoint - included cool mints and invitations to send to your girlfriends for a night on the town!


  • Lucky Magazine
  • Parents Magazine
  • TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine

Like I said...a GREAT week! What did you get?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Free Magazines. A good thing or a very, very bad thing?

Ok, so it's been super fun getting magazines for free. I mean everytime I go to the store and see Women's Day on display I think "hey, I get that for FREE and you all are suckers!".

But can I really keep up with these? When am I going to have the time to read these?

I got the first of my Lucky Subscription a few weeks back that I haven't even OPENED yet and BAM! another came in the mail this week. That Oprah magazine I took a shot of in my Fabulous Freebies Received post? No, haven't opened that either. Transworld Snowboarding? No. My husband gets that one. Has it been read? I'm pretty sure not.

And then wouldn't you know it....Parents Magazine (you know, that FREE 2 year subscription) came yesterday. I have a PILE of magazines sitting on counter and now I'm feeling stressed. Oh and did I mention the All You magazine I get? (oh and yes, I paid for that one but it's SO worth it). I think it's got really good stuff in it but I never get to it fast enough to read it before I cut the coupons and once you do that, wouldn't you know but half the story you started reading and can't wait to finish when you turn to page 86 is only 1/2 there?

Ok, ok...it's good to get free things but is it hurting the planet? I mean how many trees had to die for all these magazines I'm getting? Is it worth me stressing over when I'm going to find the time to read ALL of these? I don't know. I'm at a loss.

Do you read all the magazines you subscribe to (whether free or paid)? And if so, how the hell do you do it? I gotta know....

P.S. Is anyone else getting a free subscription to TV Guide? I have no idea how this one came to be and I don't remember signing up for it but that sucker comes very week! Oy!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My CVS Deals (last week ending 10.4.08)

I'm late posting but I had to share the GREAT deal I did last week at CVS!

2 Colgate Kid's Toothpaste - $5.00
Bubble Yum (for DD) - clearance 24 cents
2 Citrus Coconut Hand Lotions (amazing smell, like the beach!) - clearance for 62 cents each
3 charms for Crocs - clearance for 19 cents each (x3)
Renu Contact Lens Solution - $6.99
2 Cover Girl Loose Powders - B1G1 50% off - $5.99 & $2.99
Lady Speed Stick Clinical Strength - $6.99
Gillette Fusion Power Razor - $9.99
Natural Instincts Shine - $6.99
Rimmel Eye Makeup Remover $6.99
1 Black Light (for Halloween!) $1.49

Total before coupons was $59 and some change. Here is what I did:
$10/$50 purchase CVS coupon that printed for me FINALLY!
$4.00/1 coupon for Gillette Razor (from last Sunday's paper)
$2.00/1 Natural Instincts
$1.00/1 Colgate coupon
$1.00/1 Colgate coupon
$1.00/1 Cover Girl Product
$1.00/1 Cover Girl Product
$2.00/1 Lady Speed Stick
$2/1 coupon (can't remember off what)
used $5.79 in ECB's
NEW TOTAL = $28.58

Used $25.00 gift card they gave me the day before for filing a $8.00 prescription which brought my total to $3.58.
TOTAL OOP = $3.58
ECB's EARNED = $11.00!!

I MADE $7.42!

Can't wait to dig into this week's deals!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fabulous Freebies

Get a free sample of Lactaid Dietary Supplements here

Free Degree Women's Ultra Clear Deodorant sample here

Free Theraflu sample here

First 20,000 people to respond get a FREE Ziploc Freezer System here

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

Here is what I got this week:
  • Oprah O Magazine - free 3 issue subscription from StartSampling - This is my 1st of 3!
  • P&G sent me a P&G Brand Saver Coupon Savings Book of over $74! Same that came in the paper this weekend. I got this for filling out a survey for them!
  • Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookie
  • $5 Gift Card from Chevron - I was a winner in their Chevron Mileage Trips Trivia Game
  • Coupon book from Pick Up Stix - I registered on their site as a fan and they send me goodies and free food! This is a good one...lots of good deals inside!

What did you get this week?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Don't forget! Last day for September ECB Deals & October Rewards!

Don't forget!! Today is the LAST day to take advantage of the ECB deals for September!
Also, starting tomorrow, scan your card at the printer or at the register and get your rewards for the quarter! Free money on top of all the free money you have been spending these past 3 months...
How can you NOT love CVS?!! :-)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fabulous Freebies

Free Schick Quattro Razor or Trimmer here

Free O.B. Tampon & Carrying Case here

Free Schick Intuition Razor here

Free Pamprin Multi-Symptom sample from Wal-Mart here

Free Wine Stopper here from Cook's Champagne
thanks Centsible Sawyer

Free Gas-X Thin Strips sample here

Free coupon book worth of $35 in coupons from Del Monte here

Free sample at your Clarins Counter

Clarins is giving away a FREE sample of their NEW Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum at the Clarins Counter near you. One sample per customer. Quantities are limited.
As always, call ahead to make sure your store is participating!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

Ok, so it doesn't look like much but I think it was a good week!
Here's what I got:
  • Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal sample
  • Fiber One Oats & Chocolate bar (looks yummy!)
  • $3.25 in coupons from Fiber One for toaster pastries, yogurt, chewy bars & cereal
  • Gain $1.00 off coupon for any size, any scent detergent
  • Astroglide New Premium Personal Lubricant sample
  • Gillette 1.7 oz (big one!) Face & Body Wash sample

...and I received the NEW Home Made Simple coupon book from Procter & Gamble - this book includes $27 in coupons for Febreze, Mr. Clea, Swiffer, Dawn & Cascade. This even includes a coupon for a FREE 8.45 oz Cascade Crystal Clear Rinse Agent! This was in the last book too! What a great freebie!!

What did you get this week? Leave me a comment and let me know! I love hearing!!

Fabulous Freebies!

Get a free sample of Sundance Organic Ice Tea here

Free sample of Eucerin Plus Intensive Foot Repair Creme here

Free sample of Bertoli Pasta Sauce here

Free sample of Baby's Only Organic Toddler Dairy or Soy Formula here

Free 8 count Pack of Zantac from Walgreen's here
(must enter a UPC code from a Zantac purchase to get the freebie)

Free sample of Bear Naked Fruit & Nut Granola here

Free 2oz. Body Lotion from Bath & Body Works!

FREE 2oz. Signature Collection Body Lotion!
Print your coupon here. This lotion is free with ANY purchase. ENJOY!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Disneyland for FREE in 2009!

FREE Admission to your choice destination on your Birthday - Disneyland Resort in California or Walt Disney World in Florida!

You can register here for you and the entire family! Must have proper ID to prove it's your birthday and it's only ON your birthday. You can't get a ticket and come another day. Also, if you already have an Annual Pass you can get other things instead!! What a great freebie!

Who wouldn't want to spend their birthday at the Happiest Place On Earth?! :-)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

Here is what I got this past week:
  • Cascade Complete 2 pack sample - came with a $1.50 coupon on ANY size
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sample with a 50 cent off coupon for any size (both compliments of Wal-Mart!)
  • Transworld Snowboarding Magazine - Signed up for the free buyer's guide and it seems I am now getting a free subscription to the magazine. GREAT freebie for the hubby!
  • Iams Premium Protection Flyer with a coupon for a FREE 3.5 lb. bag of Iams Dog Premium Protection Dog Food or $7.00 off a 6 lb. bag as well as a $1.00 off coupon for a 2.2 lb. bag or larger of Iams Cat Premium Protection Cat Food


  • Scott full roll of Toilet Paper
  • Coupon for $1.00/2 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda or Refrigerator Fridge Fresh Air Filter
  • Pampers $4.00/1 coupon for any size Pampers Diapers Super Mega Pack or larger

Good week! What did you get in the mail??

Free Tacos & More at Del Taco!

Join the Del Taco "Raving Fan eClub" here and get some great freebies!

Just for signing up they will send you a coupon for 2 free chicken soft tacos. You get a surprise on your birthday and more! Check for locations near you here.

Monday, September 15, 2008

FABulous Freebies!!

Free sample of Jergen's Naturals Daily Moisturizer here

Another free sample of Pledge Multi-Surface Wipes here

Free sample of Mr. Clean Mini Magic Eraser here

Enter the "Gone Blue Gone" sweepstakes for a chance to win a sample of Orajel Plaque Revealer or the Grand Prize of a $100 gift card to take your little one on a shopping spree here!

Free sample of Crest Whitening Expressions here

Free reusable shopping bag, coupon & sample from Nature's Bounty here

Free subscription to Rouge Magazine here (from PG&E and has lots of coupons!)
thanks "Cents"ible Sawyer

Get your FREE Emergency Radio here

Free sample of Nutsalicious Nuts from Australia here

Free detangling comb from Redken here

I'd love to start hearing about all the great freebies you are receiving in the mail now! It's like a fun surprise everyday!


So my goal with this blog was to post every day because the I love when there's new and fresh things to on the blogs I read everyday.

Obviously this hasn't happened. Working full-time, mom to two (7 & 2) and running my ebay business means a lot to do and never enough time to do it all. But I'm trying. I feel that I have a ton of things to blog about and share and then the day is over. Darn!

I also haven't figured out how to see how many people view my blog. I think knowing that there are folks out there reading my blog would help motivate me! SO...if you read my blog, leave me a comment! Tell me what you like. What you'd like to see. Ideas for blogs. I would sure appreciate it and look forward to it! :-)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New Fabulous Freebies!

Get your free Kashi Dark Chocolate Chip cookie here

Free Huggies diaper sample with a sample of Huggies Soft Skin Lotion here (you can pick size 1, 3 or 5)

Free sample of Airborne here

Free sample of Kotex Lightdays Panty Liners here

Free sample of GoodNites Sleep Boxers/Sleep Shorts here

Free 24 month subscription to Parents Magazine here

ENJOY!!! :-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fabulous Freebies Received!

LOTS More Fabulous Freebies!

Between last week and today this is what I got in the mail:

- Lucky Magazine: I completed a survey and it said I would get a year's subscription to Lucky magazine. I didn't know for sure if it was true but look what showed up! I love this magazine and up until last year always paid for a subscription. So excited to be getting it again and this time for FREE!

- Women's Day Magazine: Not even sure where I signed up for this FREE subscription but I definitely got it as it's the THIRD issue I have received. This magazine has an insert every month that has coupons too. Double whammy!

- Tampax Pearl Tampons Sample Pack: This included 2 regular absorbency and 1 super absorbency tampons as well as $1.00 & a $1.50 off coupon!

- Dove Pro-Age Beauty Body Lotion: This is a nice 1 oz size sample! They rarely send out nice big ones like this anymore! Came with a $1.50 off coupon!

- Dove Shine Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner samples

- Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions Shampoo & Conditioner samples

- $1.00/2 coupon from Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

- Stride Sweet Cinamon Sugar Free Gum - FULL size sample and this gum is really good! What I really like (besides the taste) is that they aren't using Aspartame as a sweetener.

A wonderful week of surprises in the mail. What did you get this week?

Hostess 100 Calorie Cupcakes - Get your 50 cent coupon!

Get your 50 cent off coupon here for the really yummy 100 calorie Hostess Cupcakes! Take this coupon to Vons/Safeway or Ralph's and they will add another 50 cents off
(that's how they double coupons now...only up to $1.00 max) and then it's a $1.00 off!

These are the best and at only 100 calories they really hit the spot!

Friday, September 5, 2008

CVS Weekly Deals Preview for 9/7/08 - 9/13/08

CVS Weekly Deals Preview!
Start planning for Sunday NOW!

~ ECB Deals ~

2 Day Sale (Sunday and Monday ONLY) on the following:
- ALL Revlon Nail Enamel is $3.99 with $3.00 ECB's = 99 cents after ECB LIMIT 3
- Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler $2.49 with $1.00 ECB = $1.49 after ECB LIMIT 2

All Week ECB Deals

- Renuzit Tri Scents 0.68 oz. are $7.99 with $3.00 ECB = $4.99 after ECB (limit 1)
- Buy $19.99 of PreVentin-AT & get $5.00 ECB (limit 1)
- Irish Spring 8-pack bar or Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap Refill 40 oz. is $5.99 with $2.00 ECB = $3.99 after ECB (limit 2)
- Buy any Pure Black Rice Skin Care and get $5.00 ECB (limit 1)
- Buy $15.00 of Boots Cosmetics and Mediterranean Items & get $5.00 ECB (limit 5)
- L'Oreal Age Perfect Revitalift or Skin Genesis for $5.99 and get $5.99 ECB! (limit 1)
- Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler/Treatment for $3.99 wit $2.00 ECB = $1.99 after ECB (limit 3)
- Clairol Nice'n Easy Root Touch-up or Gray Solution for $4.98 with $1.00 ECB = $3.98 after ECB (limit 1)
- Secret Flawless Deodorant 2.6 oz for $3.99 with $2.00 ECB = $1.99 after ECB (limit 1)
- Buy BOTH Clairol Perfect 10 and Pantene Expressions or Restoratives & get $5.00 ECB
(limit 3)
- Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner $4.99 with $2.00 ECB = $2.99 after ECB (limit 3)
- Buy $15 of Nivea Body, Lip Care or Eucerin Body (EXCLUDES Aquaphor & Eucerin Redness Relief) & get $5.00 ECB (limit 5)
- Buy $30 of Roc & get $10 ECB (limit 3)
- Right Guard Professional Strength Deodorant Solid or Aerosol for $6.99 with $5.00 ECB = $1.99 after ECB (limit 3)
- Right Guard Sport, Xtreme, Soft & Dri or Dry Idea for $2.99 with $2.00 ECB - 99 cents after ECB (limit 5)
- Buy Doctor's Night Guard and get $5.00 ECB (limit 2)
- U Smile Tooth Whitening system single use ampoules 25 ct. for $44.99 with $10 ECB = $34.99 after ECB (limit 2)
- Act Restoring or anticavity dental rinse for $4.49 with $2.00 ECB = $2.49 after ECB (limit 1)
- Claritin 12 hr. D or 24 hr. 30 ct. for $18.99 with $2.00 ECB = $16.99 after ECB (limit 3)
- Genisoy Soy Protein Bar 6/$6 with ECB of $3.00 = 6/$3.00 (limit 1)
- Buy a CVS/Pharmacy Blood Pressure Monitor & get $10 ECB (limit 2)
- Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System for $14.99 get $5.00 ECB PLUS $9.99 Manufacturer's Mail-In Rebate = FREE after ECB & Mail-In Rebate

Lot of 1 Limit Items but some good money makers!

~ Buy 1 Get 1 Deals & Specials ~

- Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal (Honey Comb, Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts, Cocoa & Fruity Pebbles too) B1G1 Free
- Colgate Toothpaste B1G1 Free (you should have lots of coupons for this to be free!)
- ALL CVS Vitamins, Minerals or Herbals B1G1 Free
- ALL L'Oreal Lipcolor B1G1 Free
- ALL Sally Hansen Nail Treatments B1G1 Free (SUNDAY & MONDAY ONLY)
- Milky Way, Snickers or Three Musketeers Minis B1G1
- American Greetings Cards B3 Get 1 Free
- Sally Hansen or Healing Beauty B1 Get 1 50% off
- ALL Trim Beauty Tools B1 Get 1 50% off
- L'Oreal Studio or Vive Pro B1 Get 1 50% off
- ALL CoverGirl Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer is B1 Get 1 50% off
- ALL L'Oreal Face or Eye is B1 Get 1 50% off
- ALL Neutrogena Cosmetics B1 Get 1 50% off
- Mega-T Green Tea B1G1 Free

~ Other Deals Worth Mentioning ~

- Arrowhead 24 pack water $3.88
- Buy $15 of Dove or M&M's Premium and get a Free Dove Make-up Bag
- Malt O'Meal Cereal $1
- CVA Facial Tissues 99cents
- Buy $25.0 or more of 24.7 skincare and get a Free Limited Edition Faux Croc Wallet
- Pampers or Huggies Mega Pack Wipes $5.99
- CVS Picture CD $1.99
- Kodak Picture Movie DVD $9.99
- Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers or Pull-ups $8.99 (good deal with coupons
& CVS $2/$10)

Look through your coupons to see if any match-up and keep an eye on this Sunday's inserts!!

Friday Fabulous Freebies

More samples for you!!

Free sample of Mary Kay MK Signature Ultimate Mascara here

Free rental at Movie Gallery here

Complete this survey for your chance to receive a free sample of Clorox Green Works

Coupon for a FREE Bayer Contour Meter here
(think these are on special at CVS starting Sunday!)

Free sample of Greenies Feline Treats here

Free 14 day supply sample of Nature Made Vitamins here

Free sample of a custom designed Fruit Roll-up here


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fabulous Freebies

Go to Pentel's website here and take their survey. Enter code WDSAMPLE and the first 100 survey responses will receive a free sample!

Free Granola Bar sample here from Quaker Simple Harvest

Free sample of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo here from Wal-Mart

Free sample of Tide Total Care detergent here

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My CVS Deals 9/3/08

Went to CVS today to take advantage of some of this week's deals! I also went Sunday but can't find my receipt to tell you about the deals...I earned $9.99 in ECB's.

Here is what/how I got:

Neutrogena Masacara $5.99
Neutrogena Lipsheer $5.99
Suave Shampoo $2.00
Suave Body Wash $2.00
Suave Body Wash $2.00
(3) Essentials Body Essence Lip Balms - Found on Clearance for 20 cents each!
(3) CVS Cocoa Butter Body Lotion - Found on Clearance for 49 cents each!
L'Oreal HIP Lip Gloss - Found on Clearance for $1.19

Used the following coupons:
$1.00/1 Neutrogena Mascara (Get $3.00 ECB)
$3.00/2 Neutrogena Beauty Products (Get $3.00 ECB)
$1.00/2 Suave Body Washes (Buy 3 Suave body washes, shampoo or deodorant
& get $2.00 ECB's)
$1.00/1 Suave Shampoo
$2.00/L'Oreal Cosmetic (they only gave me $1.19 off instead of $2.00)
$2.00/$10 CVS coupon

Used $9.99 in ECB's
Total OOP = $2.97
Total ECB's earned = $8.00

I plan on going back to take advantage of the rest of the deals this week and will post when I do and with pictures!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

THIS is why I love Goodwill!

I haven't yet blogged about my love for thrift stores and of my tried and true favorite, Goodwill, but I definitely plan on it. However, I couldn't pass up this chance to share with you this AMAZING find this past Labor Day weekend!

These candle holders are gorgeous and go perfect with my dining room table. I knew I found something special and especially when I saw "Jan Barboglio" on the bottom. I had never heard of Jan Barboglio but knew by the quality of the handcrafting they were worth something.

So...I was right! A little googling and there it was. Jan Barboglio is a designer/artist who is inspired by the romance of historic Mexico. She creates decorative iron accessories and each piece is hand-cut, fashioned, forged, and finished to a tanned-leather luster. An embossed, etched signature is stamped. Check out her stuff at Nieman Marcus here.

Best part??? I paid $2.99 EACH! Each of these candle holders retails for $88! What a great find and it's these kinds of steals that keep me going back!

Fabulous Freebies Received!

No mail delivery for a couple of days equals a lot of freebies in the mail today!
Here is what I got:
- Pampers Easy Ups Trainers Potty Training Adventure Kit
(Which included a size 4 Pull-on Diaper featuring Diego, $5.00 in coupons, Progress Chart, Sticker Sheet, Coloring Page and Punch-Out Trophy. Very cute and at a perfect time...we are potty training our little boy!)
- "Become a Breakfast Expert" pack from VocalPoint
This is a great freebie as it is all about Kashi Go Lean crunch and includes $7.00 in coupons for their cereal! If you haven't already signed up for VocalPoint I encourage you to do so here. They are always sending fun things to you in the mail!
- Clif Bar Pace Team Pack
Which included the cutest sample size of a Chocolate Chip Clif Bar (my kids favorite!) and a sample of Shot Bloks (electrolyte chews in Cola flavor)
- Transworld Snowboarding Buyer's Guide
An amazing and 285 pages of reviews for the upcoming season!
- Free sample of Lactaid Fast Act
Just proof that it's worth requesting the freebies and not to mention that it's nice to receive some FUN things in the mail!

Get TWO $5 Off Coupons from KMart!

Sign up for email updates from KMart here and get 2 (two) $5 coupons! Enjoy spending these! Visit Mommies with Cents to learn all about the deals going on at KMart to maximize your coupons!

More Fabulous Freebies!

Isn't it amazing the amount of freebies that are out there?!
They don't seem to stop and so either will I from sharing them with you!

Get a free sample of Horizon Organic Single Serve Flavored Milk here

Get another free sample of Pledge Multi-Surface wipes here and this time with a $1.00 off coupon!

Free sample of Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion here

Get two (2) free issues of Family Circle Magazine over at Start Sampling here

Sample Seattle's Best Coffee for free here

Free sample of Ban Antiperspirant-Deodorant here


Free Flowers Tomorrow September 3rd!

Tommorrow is officially FTD Good Neighbor Day!
Hundreds of FTD florists across the U.S. and Canada are planning exciting local events, gathering sponsors, making philanthropic relationships and helping to spread friendship and kindness to their neighbors through the distribution of free floral bouquets.
Find a participating FTD Good Neighbor Day florist by clicking here.
FTD florists have celebrated this tradition since 1994, encouraging all neighbors to help create a friendlier, more caring and compassionate world through the gift of flowers. Customers are encouraged to keep one flower for themselves and give the others away — brightening the day of many other people.
What a great idea! Unfortuntaely no FTD florists are participating in my area but thought I would share with you so you could brighten someone's day! :-)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Rebates & Rewards

There are some great rebates going on out there...some not so great. I will do my best to post for you the ones that I would do and feel are the best deals! Keep your eyes out for more of these as I find them!

Secret Loyalty Rewards
Join the Loyalty Reward Program and receive a coupon for one FREE Secret Clinical Strength (1.6 oz.) product. Just buy four Clinical Strength products (1.6 oz. or larger) and your fifth product is free.

Arm & Hammer Essentials Rebate
Buy one of their new Essentials cleaners, send in the receipt and you will get a check for your purchase price which makes it free.

Freebies For Your Friday!

Lots of goodies for you on this Fabulous Friday!

Free Pledge Multi Surface Wipe

Free Degree Men Absolute Protection Sample

Coupon to try Downey Total Care for free

Totally Free Tank Top from Wet Seal (this is pretty cool!)
(thanks, Mommies with Cents!)

Free sample of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Wipes

Free sample of Pet Greens Treats

Free Save Snow sticker pack!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Get CASH for your books!

So you have all these books just sitting around taking up space. What to do?
Get cash for them for FREE! Go to this great site, Cash4Books.net, and type in the ISBN numbers from the UPC code and it will pop up the title and tell you how much they will give you for it. They pay for the shipping to them and then you get a check! Super easy!
I haven't done it myself yet but I plan on gathering up all the books just taking up space and doing it this weekend. I will let you know how I make out and let me know how you do too if you try it! :-)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Save 20% at Gymboree!

Here's a new one for Gymboree!

20% off your entire purchase. Use the code 762887060807.
August 26th - September 21, 2008

Free Sorbetto or Vivanno Drinks at Starbuck's?

So while in Orange County this weekend, picked up a flyer at Starbuck's that said:

"Wednesday - August 27th - 4-7 pm

We appreciate you. Our customers. Our friends. So as a great big thank you, we invite you to come to an end-of-summer celebration featuring our two newest beverages. Enjoy a complimentary 10 oz. Sorbetto or 16 oz. Vivanno Nourishing Blend, pastries & more. Invite all your family and friends to come too!"

Well not sure if this is specific to the stores in the OC or everywhere but thought I would share with you. As always, call your local Starbuck's before you go to see if they are doing this too! You just might get a free drink.

And oh, anyone tried either of these yet? I tried the Vivanno Chocolate/Banana drink and wasn't loving it. Would love to hear your review!

New Freebies!

Coupon for a FREE bag of Purina® Yesterday’s News® brand Moisture Locking Paper Pellets

Free sample of Gain Laundry Detergent

Free Kotex Sample Pack (includes (1) Kotex® Ultra Thin Pad with Wings, one (1) Kotex® Lightdays® Pantiliner and two (2) Kotex® Security® Tampons)

Free Cascade Complete All-in-One Action Pac

Back to the Real World

After a brief hiatus from blogging and a FABULOUS trip away with my husband for my birthday...I'm back. What a bummer!

My husband is amazing. He planned an entire weekend trip SANS kids (yes that means NO kids!) for my birthday. (which is this Thursday by the way) He surprised me with not only the location we went but with flowers waiting in the room, dinners with friends and family...just planned it all from top to bottom. He is so good at these things and much better than I. I continue to learn from him and am so grateful and blessed that he is mine.

But it's back to the real world. Working. Being a mom. The daily grind. I can only hope we have the opportunity to have more weekends away together. It's not only fun but it's nice to talk to him and spend time with him without the kids tugging at us, yelling in our ear, talking over us and so on...would I trade that either? No way! I'm the luckiest girl in the world...an amazing husband and two wonderful kids. What more can you ask for? Life is good!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Free Chicken Strips at Chick-fil-A!

Thanks to Denise @ The "Cent"sibile Sawyer for sharing this one!
In a NEW promotion (this one doesn't require dressing up this time!) to get everyone to try the NEW and improved Chicken Strips and the new Chick-fil-a Sauce, Chick-fil-A will receive one free three-count order of Chick-n-Strips while supplies last.
Show up at participating locations of Chick-fil-A locations from 10:30 AM until close on Sept. 1, 2008 wearing at least ONE visible article of clothing that contains any football team logo or collegiate logo and mention this Promotion! That's it!! Make sure you call before you go to make sure your local Chick-fil-a is participating!

Save 20% at The Children's Place through August 31st!

Save 20% in stores or online from August 1st - 31st! Click here and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fun Freebies!

Here are some great samples to take advantage of!

Free Scott Toilet Paper!
Click here to get your FULL SIZE sample of Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper roll for FREE!
(thanks, freebies4mom!)

Save $10 off $10 at The Body Shop!
Click here to get your coupon for $10 off $10. Basically go shopping for free!
(thanks, bargainshopperlady!)

Free Bounce Dryer Sheets!
Click here to get your free sample of the NEW Bounce Awakenings dryer sheets
(thanks, freebies4mom!)

Free Crayola Dry Erase Markers!
Click here to get your free crayola dry erase markers!
(thanks, freegrabber!)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bank of America Getting you into Museums for FREE!

Show your Bank of America debit card, credit card or ATM card to any of the participating museums through April 2009 the FIRST weekend of the month. Over 73 museums are participating across the country. What great entertainment for the family for free!

Click on the link to learn more and which states & cities have a participating museum.


Bath & Body Works Friends & Family Days!

This week through Sunday is Bath & Body Works Friends & Family Days...save 20% in stores only. Leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you the flyer you will need to print & take with you!

Happy Shopping!

Oh and p.s. they are having their wonderful hand soap sale...5 for $15! Save even more!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Free Phone Call from Hannah Montana!

Through Wal-Mart you can get a pre-recorded phone call that is specialized to you from Hannah Montana! Now THAT should make your little Hannah Montana fan happy! :-)


Craigslist vs. eBay

So today I was asked how I sell things on craigslist and on eBay and that got me thinking. I really do think about where I can get the most money and try to be strategic about how to go about that.

It's free! Oh and did I say free?

There isn't a better place that delivers better and faster results than craigslist for certain items. I have sold baby stuff, clothes, electronics and more on there and have always, eventually sold it. Sometimes you have to be open to taking less and you should absolutely figure that in when deciding how much to list things for. Be reasonable but you also don't want to give it away for nothing unless actually you do and then you can list it under the stuff that is free on the site. If you are looking to make money for things in your house that you no longer use then you need to think ahead. What would you pay for it? Is it in good condition?

Take pictures, describe the item and upload up to 4 photos of the item for free. Bam! You are done. Don't forget that people search craigslist by keyword so make sure you have every key word that you can think of that would get people to your post. At the bottom I usually put, for example only, "keywords: kids, baby, infant, pottery barn, crate & barrel, mom, family, kid, gear, feeding, breast, etc." You get the idea...now wait for folks to email you wanting to buy your things!!

Ok, so this one has fees and depending on what your selling will depend on your fees. I'm no expert on ebay. I still have a TON to learn. I'm no powerseller or anything but I can definitely make extra money for us. There are things I put on ebay that just don't sell as well on craigslist and even if they did I know I could get more money. You get much more exposure on ebay to your things. For example, I listed a pair of Ugg baby boots (which I got at a garage sale for $1.00) and they sold for almost $20! NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! That's just one example. If you use paypal for your buyers to use to pay you then you get charged a nominal fee too. Keeping all of this in mind I usually add $2-3 as my handling fee to the price of the shipping/handling to cover my ebay and paypal fees. That way I don't lose money and someone is still getting a GREAT deal.

Now I know I mentioned about getting something at a garage sale and then selling it on ebay and that will be a different post. How to turn your passion for garage sales into a profit! Stay tuned...

Welcome to my blog!

I am SO excited to start this. I have been thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking (ok, you get the idea) about starting this blog and all the wonderful things I could share and say and today was the day. I finally did it and here it is! Welcome!! I hope you visit me often and share with me as well as the goodies you find, best deals and freebies!

Save some money at Gymboree!

Receive 30% off your entire purchase at Gymboree from August 21st through the 24th! Enter code: CFFRIEND at checkout and enjoy the savings!! Perfect for your back to school needs!