Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jewelry Candles Review & Giveaway (OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5th) US ONLY

This is a friends giveaway please go enter!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DenTek Flossers

This is a review of the DenTek Flossers. I received two samples. One for adults (Comfort Clean) and one for children (Fun Flossers). My son loved his, they are great bright colors. He actually wanted to try and floss his teeth. I liked mine as well but with a broken tooth it got stuck. These come in really handy at work though. Its portable so I kept one in my lunch bag and used it when lunch tried sticking around.
From the Influenster site (they let me review these)

Where to Buy

Our products are available at all major drug and super centers, and some food outlets. For more where to buy infromation visit our site.
Suggested retail price for Fun Flossers: $2.99
Suggested retail price for Comfort Clean - $1.99 - $2.99 depending on count

Monday, July 23, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookie Review

This one is a quick review. I mean what else can I say about an oatmeal cookie but MMMMM. Its about time Quaker got into making its amazing oatmeal into a cookie. I love that they are individually wrapped. Makes a great addition to the lunch box. I cant wait to see what other flavors they come out with.

Per the Influenster site (they let me review this product):

Where to Buy

You can find Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies at most major retailers. Suggested retail price: $2.69 for a box of 6 cookies

Ivory Soap Review

They say its so pure it can float! Well I didn't test that theory but I did get a chance to try a bar of it. First I looked up uses for this soap since its said to have many purposes. Here are some interesting ones I found:
  • Laundry soap (just chip into washer)
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Finger Paint (melted in microwave and add food coloring)
  • Spot Stain Remover
  • Teach Carving Tool
  • and melted into water for a bugspray for your plants.
I chose the last one since this is my first garden ever and the bugs are enjoying it more then I am.

Let me just say that I tested this on my pepper plants which looked like swiss cheese. I started to notice a difference in just one day!! This stuff is amazing and it wont harm us. Its now been two weeks since I sprayed the plant. The leaves are healthy green and hole free. AND I now have 2 peppers growing. Love this stuff and told all my friends with gardens about it.

Per Influenster ( they let me test this):

Find your Ivory now at your nearest retailer, including stores such as Walmart and Target as well as any major grocery, dollar and drug store. A 10-pack of Ivory bar soap retails for around $4.49 (bath bar size).

ImPRESS nails 2nd review

Once again I got to review ImPRESS nails and Im now offically ADDICTED to them! If you would like to check out my previous review its here. Here are the ones I've tried so far:

First review

2nd review

My little flare on my 2nd review

Just one I got on my own.

Per the Influenster (they are the people letting me test this) Site:
Where to Buy

You can find imPress Manicure at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit imPressManicure.com, where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!
Suggested retail price: $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns

Friday, June 22, 2012

How I Prepare for a Walmart Match-Up Trip

First you must go to my favorite place to get Walmart under $1 lists...IHeartTheMart.com

Second Print the Under $1 list. You will use this to keep track of everything as you are searching.

Next go through your binder and match up the coupons. If I dont have the matching coupon I cross it off the list. If I have a matching I write how many of that coupon I have next to the list.
After I have located a set of coupons I clip a sticky with info on the coupons and put them in an envelope.

After I've went through the whole list I go back and add up what my total cost for the trip will be by using the number of coupons times the price from the list. This give me an idea what my budget will be. When I get to the store if the price does NOT match up I will only get the item if its within a $.10 difference. This saves me from killing the budget to much. Hope this helps. And once you get the hang of it there is also a site for Target lovers as well.

Friday, May 11, 2012

April 26th Haul

This is was a one store trip (very rare for me)

4 Boxes Milk Bites-On Sale for $2.99-had a coupon for $.75 that the store doubles making them $1.49 each
5 Jolly Rancher 20oz drinks-$1 each
2 Coke Zero 1liters-Free from last months CAT deal on Pepsi Next products
7 Voskos Greek Yogurts-Won a week of yogurts on their facebook page a while back
2 Crystal lights- On sale $1.99- had 2 $1/1 coupons from their facebook giveaways making them $.99 each
1 Zone Perfect bar-Free from facebook giveaway
Hotdog buns-Next day clearance rack-$.50
5 CoffeeMates-One free from facebook giveaway and had 2 of the BOGO coupons for the other 4

Total for this trip before coupons...$56 after
coupons and sales $19

 all purchased at:

Diabetic Meters

Did you know that these come out free A LOT?

This one was a deal at CVS. They were on sale for $10 and there was a printable coupon for them. There are no diabetic in my family (thankfully) so when I purchase these I bring them to my local Elderly Care center. They are always in need of these so I'm glad I can help out.

Have you ever gotten a great deal on something you wouldn't use and donated it?
Makes you feel all squishy inside! :D

May 9th-10th 2012 Haul

Two days of running between apointments and this is what I got.

Grand total for two day shopping:
38 Pepsi Next 2 Liters
20 Sun Drop 2 Liters
2 nutellas
1 lb Deitz and Watson deli cheese
1 Ragu sauce
1chicken pot pie
1 package of rolls
1/2lb steak tips
and 2 lbs boneless turkey breast...
all for $43.26

Heres the break down:
38 Pepsi Next 2 Liters- Regular priced at $.99 at Walgreens-There was a $1/2 coupon in this months Moments insert. I went online and purchased more of these since this is my new favorite drink
20 Sun Drop 2 Liters-Regular priced at $1.25 at Walmart-Used the $1/1 coupon. These did not come out in my area so they were also purchased online.
2 nutellas-On Sale for $2.79 at Rite aid(regular price was $4.29) There was a printable coupon for $1/1 which didnt last long on smartsource.com
1 lb Deitz and Watson deli cheese-$7.99lb at Shaws-Shaws gave away freebie coupons this week
1 Ragu sauce-Regular priced $2.79 at Shaws-Shaws gave away freebie coupons this week
1chicken pot pie- Regular priced $6.79-Had a $3 off meat department coupon
1 package of rolls-Regular $3.99- Was on the next day clearence for $1.90
1/2lb steak tips-Regular priced $2.37-Had a $1 off meat department coupon
and 2 lbs boneless turkey breast-Regular priced $5.89-Had a $2 off meat department coupon

Total before coupons was...$103.92 making it a savings of $60.66 thats over 58%

Many Posts

Over this weekend I will be doing many posts to try to catch up with the deals I've done and some new tips Ive learned. Be patient with me its been a while!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ultra Palmolive Fresh Sponge Soap

I recently had a chance to try out the new Ultra Palmolive Fresh Sponge Soap. I have to say my sponge has not got the funk since trying this. One thing I didnt like about this product was that is smelled weird. I had to do the dishes with the window open. There is no scent listed so I believe it must be the basic model. I bet when they come out with this in stores you will see different scents. I would love to try it in maybe an apple. Anyway back to the product. It does what it says it keeps the sponge fresh (my boyfriend even left it in the sink with dirty dishes...eeeewww) and it still was fresh. Heres the details from the site in case you need it:
Palmolive Fresh SpongeTM dishwashing liquid has a unique dual-action formula designed to wash away odor causing residue from sponges and clean dishes to a sparkling shine. Both dishes and sponge are left smelling freshly cleaned.

Product Details:
· Cleans dishes
· Freshens sponges
· Tough on Grease, Soft on Hands®

Where to Buy
The suggested retail price of Palmolive Fresh SpongeTM is $3.29 for a 25oz. bottle. It is available in most grocery stores, and mass retailers like Walmart and Target.
Palmolive Fresh SpongeTM dishwashing liquid can also be purchased online at www.soap.com and www.walmart.com.
Palmolive Fresh Sponge
**I was given this product complimentary for testing purposes from Colgate-Palmolive via Influenster**

Thursday, March 1, 2012


The winner of the coupon for a FREE bag of Purex UltraPacks is....Apryl! I will be emailing you soon for your address info. CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for the great questions.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Emailed Bumble Bee Tuna Success

A while ago I wrote about emailing companies for coupons. Well I got some companies to respond back via email but most were just a "Thank you for writing". Bumble Bee Tuna is the exception. This company sent me not only 2 coupons for free cans but also 4 for $.25 off a can. I dont know about you but I tend not to buy tuna often because of the priceing. Well I'm buying tuna now!

Have you had any sucess emailing for coupons? What places have you emailed?

Disclaimer **Picture taken from Google Images**

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Purex UltraPacks

As a Purex Insider I have the ability to try new products before they even make it on the shelf. I had the opportunity recently to try new Purex UltraPacks. Let me first say I was skeptical about these little pockets of detergent cleaning my laundry.

To my surprise not only were my clothes clean but they smelled great too. These little wonders are AMAZING. Purex UltraPacks are so easy to use. Just throw a packet or two right in the washer with the clothes and your done. I would highly recommend two in a larger load. I tried just one the first time and felt that it could have been cleaner. With the second try two worked perfectly for my large load. I even had my boyfriend Rob using them and he's super picky!

How would you like to win a coupon for a free pack of Purex UltraPacks? To enter:
(one entry for each)
1. Ask me a question about couponing or product testing.
2. Have a friend follow my blog and say you sent them (they have to be a new follower) -you will receive one entry for each friend you refer!

Please remember to put your email address with each entry or I wont be able to contact you.

Winner will be announced on February 29th. (this time the reminder has been set) I will use Random.org to pull the winner.

Let's get my follower count up so I will be able to bring you more reviews and giveaways.

For a free sample go to FreeSamplePurex.com

**Disclaimer-I am a Purex Insider and help spread the word about the Purex® family of laundry products. As an Insider, I receive sample product and incentives in exchange for participating in brand related activities.**

Sunday, January 1, 2012

imPRESS Press-On Manicure

I got a chance to review the Broadway imPRESS Press-On Manicure. Here is my review:
This product is great for anyone with the shorter flatter finger nails. My nails unfortunately are long and rounded so it was quite a process to get them on. I cut my natural nails down as far as possible and attached with ease. I love that all you do is peel the backs off and press them on. They lasted about 6.5 days. Not bad for someone who types for a living. I LOVE the color (Lil' Drummer Girl). I've always favored the wild and crazy style. I hope they come out with these in a little longer style. I would try them again if they did. Check them out on Facebook.

How you would you like to win a Broadway im-PRESS Press-On coupon?

Two ways to get an entry. Leave me a comment or Send a friend to follow my blog (make sure they say you sent them). Drawing with take place on January 15, 2012 between 8pm and 10pm.

 Stay tuned for more reviews coming up and possibly more give aways


Have you ever wanted to test new products? Do you have an opinion and love to share it. Well its time to sign up for Influenster. I'm currently testing the Holiday VoxBox. Heres what I got in it:

There is Softsoap Coconut scrub, Lara Bar Sample, Mentos Gum, NYC Lip Shine, Broadway Im-press press on nails, and a Montagne Jeunesse Peel off Masque.

Off to start writing up my reviews keep watching there may be prizes coming soon!

Couple factoids to help you save

Some new interesting factoids to add to this blog:

Did you know you can use an extra Styrofoam or plastic cup to make a sifter? I know I have these around all the time and don’t own a sifter so ill be trying this out. Just poke small holes with a thumb tack or needle and there you go.
Did you know that the supermarket deals 10 for $10 typically are not even a sale? Most are regular priced. Make sure to check the unit price before you purchase to see if it’s worth stocking up on.
As we all know you should eat before you go grocery shopping. But did you know that its not just because we will buy more items. Actually you will also be more willing to spend more for that food. Yikes!!! This is why I tend to carry some kind of snack in my purse.
As most of  you know since its how you found me join Facebook. Its not just for finding friends and family anymore. You can also like your favorite stores, brands and much, much more. Once you like them you will be let in on all their promotions and sometimes even GIVEAWAYS!!

Did you know that if you misplace your rebate form for an item you can grab one from rebateplace.com

Thats all for now. As always feel free to email me tips and tricks you use to save money