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,, 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 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 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 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!