Monday, December 27, 2010

Keeping Tabs

Ok for todays post (since I have a foot of snow outside that needs to be tended) we will talk about keeping tabs. When you order lots of samples and deals its a great idea to write it down. I bought a small day planner just for this. Every day I write what samples I ordered. When samples come in I write a red line under it to know I recieved it.

This book is a great way to keep track. I cant tell you how many companies will offer a product just to get your info and never send anything out. I email each of them after 3 months and ask that my name be taken off their lists. I get over a thousand emails a day so I can use the break. I also like to look back at what I have gotten for deals. As you can see I also keep track of the little ones cub scouts in there. You can also use it for coupons. When I see one of mine is soon to expire I clip it on that weeks calendar so that I see it daily and remember to use it. What other ways do you keep track of your deals? I would love to hear about it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Free Bag of Ruffles

Visit Ruffles on Facebook to ask for a free bag of Ruffles (a coupon by mail for 99 cents off a 99 cent bag) when you click the red “Get Bagged” button under the “Get Bagged” tab. You will need to grant permission to “Ruffles – Get Bagged” application. Thanks Freebies 4 Mom for posting. 

Rue La La Free Espresso Spoons

If you signed up for the Rue La La free credit (no longer available), use it up, it expires on 12/31. 

Today they have the ZWILLING “TWIN” Set of 8 Espresso Spoons on sale for only $9.00 (reg. $24.95), so it’s FREE after the credit!

The word is out so act quickly!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Queen Stac-E of Free Goodies

Ok its official! I've ordered some goodies from Vista Print. Here is a peek. Love Vista Print and their never ending supply of free stuff. The only problem I have ever had with their site is getting matching items. As you can see I managed to get a few that matched. Once these arrive there will be some giveaways!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

End of the Month

So as with any end of the month it is time to print off some coupons. At the begining of each month the coupon sites post all new coupons so if there are some you can use get to it.

Check out:
Smart Source

No More Rack

Get $10 credit and watch for a deal under $10. If I find one of course I'll let you know.

Free Baileys Creamers

I managed to get 2 free Baileys Creamers at Shaw's this week. I should have posted this earlier in the week. So here is the breakdown. Shaw's has 2/$4 on sale this week. If you printed your $1 coupons recently use 2 of those. Also Shaw's has the double coupons right now, up to $1.

So 2/$4 minus 2 $1off coupons and 2 $1double coupons equals FREE.

Mail Time

So yesterday was a GREAT mail day!

Sorry for the quality, again my phone stinks. So in the picture we have:
  • Redbook Magazine
  • Women's Day Magazine
  • Covergirl-two full size freebies-lipgloss and eyeshadow
  • Mariani Cinnomon Rasin Bread Rasins
  • 2011 Oriental Trading Callendar
  • And a coupon for a free Coke
I have to say I love getting my mail these days. What have you gotten? Send me a pic and I'll post yours too.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Reader's Digest Free Recipe Book

Thanks to Freebies for Friends posting this.  Click here and enter UPC code 037000326946.

This recipe book has over 330 recipes that can be made in under 30 mins. I could use some fast recipes!

Bath and Body Works Daily Giveaway

Looks to be you can win a $1000 shopping spree. I cant imagine $1000 worth of Bath and Body stuff but hey maybe you can spread the wealth. I think I would have to buy for EVERY one of my friends and of course do some giveaways! Enter here and GOOD LUCK. If you dont win you can get a $10 off a purchase of $30 coupon.

New 21+ Daily Game

Select 55 (beer company) is having a daily giveaway game. Like them on Facebook and enter daily for prizes. Looks like a lot of $55 gift cards.

Free Yogurt!

Yoplait is giving away a free cup of yogurt. Sign up here for yours.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pictureka! Giveaway.

Ok so since I don't seem to be getting many followers, I am going to do a giveaway of my own. I recently posted about a great deal. Print a $5 off coupon from the Hasbro company site and you can get Pictureka! game free from Target.
I printed 2 coupons. Well I'm keeping one for our family game box and the other could be yours. Here's how we are going to do this giveaway.

Post one comment for each of your entries:

1. Follow this blog openly on GFC (google friend connect)
2. Tell me how the blog is going: what you like and or what you would like to see more of.
3. Suggest your friends follow this blog as well. If they follow have them comment with your name as who sent them. (you will get a small  surprise gift as well if their comment is picked) Post just one comment for yourself saying that you suggested this site to friends.

**Note: This contest is in no way affiliated with Hasbro company.**

Now lets get this blog hopping. Giveaway ends December 31st at 9 am. Winner will be pulled using and announced at noon on December 31st.

Some Random Money Saving Tips

Here are some tips I have read that I'd like to pass on to you:

  • Don't get rid of those old rubber bands girls. You now the type found on the mail or veggies. Did you know you can use them to help unscrew a stripped screw? Yep, put the rubber band over the head of the screwdriver and put the screwdriver into whats left of the notch. The rubber band fills in the missing and messed up areas. Presto your stripped screw is out.
  • Ok, so I'm sure many of you have fallen in love with the foaming hand soap dispensers. I personally use the automatic dispenser one. But if you are one that uses the foam, did you know you can cut the price of the refill? Just take some regular hand soap and mix with water in the bottle. The sprout actually automatically makes the foamy bubbles for you.
  • Want a quick and easy fire starter? Soak a few corks (from wine bottles) in rubbing alcohol. Then place under the logs and instant fire starter. I would suggest soaking for a couple of days before and taking them out right before using them.
  • Apparently most people use to much dish soap. A way to stop this and save some money is to put your dish soap in a spray bottle watered down. Just spray each dish with this solution and and wash as usual.
  • Do  you go through a lot of toilet paper or paper towels? Here's a quick tip: Squish the tube. Its that easy the non round tube will make you more aware of how much you use and you will use less.
  • Don't throw out your old candles. They actually make great pin cushions.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Excedrin-Free Bottles

Here are some coupons you can have sent to you for free Excedrin. Get these before they are gone!
Excedrin Migraine-Free
Excedrin Extra Strength-Free

Hasbro Coupons

Hasbro Games has $5 off coupons that are printable here. Looks like Walmart has Pictureka for $5 right now so you can use coupon #3 for that one. Also Target has Hungry Hungry Hippos for $4.99 use coupon #1 for that. If any others come up I will post right away. These will be great for Christmas presents.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Giveaway Extravaganza Round 2

If you didnt play last round maybe you can this time. I hope I'm not doing this last minute again. Im off and entering enjoy! Here is the link of course.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cheap Mailing Labels

Head here for $3 off Avery mailing labels. Frugal Living And Having Fun found these are walmart for $3.88. Use this and you have labels for just $.88.


Taking A Moment

Just wanted to take a moment and wish my best friend Caitlin a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Without your encouragement I would never have started this blog. And of course thanks for naming it. Sorry its a day late but you werent forgotten!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Disney Movie Rewards

If you have a Disney Movie Rewards account, head over to ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Site. They are giving away 5 points per day. If you play all month that could be 125 extra points.


SwagGrabber Hourly Giveaways

SwagGrabber offically reached 4,000 FB fans. To celebrate she are doing hourly giveaways. Like them and join in. **This Giveaway Marathon is till 9pm (EST) but looks like she will do more tomorrow.
Gaggle of Chicks has great deals on the best products and services for moms and their families. Click here to check it out.
Sign up now and get $10 credit. Hurry this may not last long.

Tips to maximize coupon savings

Tip # 1: Plan Your Meals
    This is an easy way to make sure you are not buying unwanted items. I read a great idea to help with this as well. Clip your coupons to the recipes. Wish I had thought of this one. How great is it when you know you want to make something and pull out the recipe and hey theres coupons for the ingrediants. I think this will come in extreamly handy during the holiday season.

Tip # 2: Don't Want To Clip
    A lot of people HATE to clip coupons. I dont happen to be one of them. For those of you that don't heres your tip. Hold onto the coupons for about four weeks. Most stores put the items on sale about four weeks after the coupon is released. Bring the coupons with you and match them up clip as you go. I find that the envelope openers they have out there make great coupon clippers.

Tip # 3: Stay With Only One Supermarket
    This will help is several ways. One, when you plan your trip you learn how the store is layed out. Having the layout in mind you can make your list to follow it. This will help keep down those unwanted extra items. You all have done it before. Half way thru the store looking for one item your cart is almost full with "oh that looks good" items. If you are not searching up and down eisles for items you wont find the unwanted ones. Also sticking to one store you can log into their websites ahead of time and most stores now offer online printable coupons. These often match up with the sale items.

Tip # 4: Wow What A Great Deal
    When you see those coupons for $1 or more usually those are great coupons. If you clip these and wait a week or two you will find that these items tend to go on sale faster then others. So clip them and keep them handy sometimes you can find the best deal with some patience.

Tip # 5: Beware of Expirations
    A lot of companies are making their coupons expire faster. Some stores allow you to electronically attach your coupons to their loyalty cards. This will help so you dont have to worry about forgetting those coupons at home and having them expire. is the site to use. Not all stores have signed up for this yet but I see them doing so in the future.

Tip # 6: The Dreaded Counterfeit
    There are tons of sites out there that offer printable coupons. Make sure to stick to the manufacturere and retailer sites as well as reputable sites like and

These tips are great and of course if I find more you will be the first to know. Enjoy shopping but don't break the bank. :D