Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays!!!!

This time of year is just so busy for me that I will have to take a week off from blogging. With holiday cooking, parties, working from home, hubby on vacation and more... there just is not enough time in the day right now. Don't forget to hit those after Christmas sales!! Great time to start shopping for next year! Here are a few tips!!!!
***Don't buy paper at 50% off... there is still pleanty left when the sales go to 75% off.
***To get the best deals, make sure you are at your favorite store whent he doors open on the 26th.
***Shop off the beaten trail. Store like Joann Fabric and CVS still have great deals but no crowds.
***Target usually goes to 75% off around New Years Day. The last few years I have been able to get great gift packs.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I will see you again in the new year. Please do not drink and drive!!!!
Let me leave you with one last Christmas game..... Christmas Reindeer Roundup

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Final week before Christmas.....

and here is what I have so far......
ScanSnap : FUJITSU United States - take a survey and get a $15 iTunes card in the mail!!!
Have a Happy Period. Always. - some female freebies
Benny Bully's Pet Foods - a pet freebie.
jlo_us_gad_fs - free J Lo perfume sample
Family Circle Giveaway - another free sample
Alice Woodrum Salon - free hair stuff
Use promo code SNOW5 and save $5 on Holiday Treats! - great popcorn tins
Get Same Day Delivery on Holiday Flowers & Gifts - don't forget to send the flowers
Great Last Minute Deals! Get the Toys They Want at at Expires 12.24.06 - buy now!!!
Just in time for Christmas. Reduced 2-3 day Shipping at - they are still shipping for christmas!
Special holiday gift for customers: free shipping. Use bonus code 036850100 at check out. Offer expires 12-21-06 - some christmas items are alredy on sale too!!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Only 10 days left....

Olay Definity - free sample
Eggnog Quick Bread
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 1 bread pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, stir in sugar, eggnog, butter, vanilla and almond extract. Add mixture to flour and stir just until moistened. Bake 45-60 min. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Frosting: Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg in small bowl. Add enough eggnog to reach drizzling consistancy. Drizzle over bread and serve.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Gift of Giving......

The Children's Miracle Network is a charity near and dear to my heart. Each year we do what we can to help them raise funds as well as donate monthly ourselves. They have a great program this year where you can sponsor a gift for a sick child. We would love if anyone reading this blog would particpate. Here is the link... 2006 Miracle Ball and find comfort in knowing that all the money donated stays at the Penn State Children's Hospital. We have seen first hand what a difference donations make. During the season of giving, let's not forget those less fortunate!!

The 12 Days of Christmas......

Cooking Gadgets - Top 10 Gifts for Bakers - this is an interesting read. I never saw a pan for people who love the edges of brownies.
Coupons - printable coupons.
Swiss Army Ranger Pocket Knife (Red) - a thank you gift from Amazon marked down to just $3.00 as a thank you to you!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Only 13 days left.....

Biggest Loser Coupon - free bottle of water - Soft & Dri Clear Glide - free deoderant
Join our eFamily!- they send a free gift.. maybe a free coupon!?!?
advent calendar, 2006 harpold- online advent calender
TeenFreeway - Hollywood Life Magazine! - i love free magazines!!!
Dove® - more free deoderant sent to me from my friend Penny!!
James Taylor at Christmas - a great Christmas Album from an old favorite!
Multicade Cocktail Multi-Game Video Arcade Game - I would love to have this for my basement!!! Anyone who does not know what to get me... here it is!!!
14k Gold, Princess-Cut, Diamond Stud Earrings (1/4 cttw, I-J Color, I1-I2 Clarity) - everygirl love diammonds and these are pretty!!!
Dora the Explorer - Fairy Wishes Dora - 75% off!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

14 days and counting!!!!!

more cookies are being baked here everyday. I also made this Chocolate Cookie Bark yesterday. The seem to be a big hit even though I think i swirled the 2 chocolates a tad too much. I am hoping to at least make the dough of my chocolate chip cookies tonight so i can bake them tomorrow. I always make a double batch of them! Now here are today's deals....... - The Ultimate Beauty Site : Home - I stopped at this store today to get a gift card. They have a great robe give-a-way with a $30 perfume purchase. I liked the robe too!!!
Greenies - Chews to care - free dental care kit for your dog Buy Chili gift cards on line, and get $20 in gift cards free when you buy $50. Shipping is free on $50. Use code HOLIDAY. You'll see the field to enter the code on the page 4 fields above the 'terms and conditions'. The code also works to get a free $10 gift card when you buy a $25 card. - you have to watch until the end!!!
Share Senseo® - not free but still a great price!!
NORAD Tracks Santa 2006 - from my friend Stacey.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Sunday Pop In....

I have a few minutes and thought I would pop in and post a few things I found this weekend. I made it to Target and took the kraft mac and cheese coupons with me. I got 4 boxes for 12 cents each. I also used the $1.00 off any Market Pantry Mexican item. I used it to get a jar of salsa for .49 cents. I have read on other sites that the coupons work for any Market Pantry item and not justr the mexican ine but I was not brave enough to try it the first time. Next time I will. Target is so good about coupons!!! Here is the link again to the Target coupons..... Target Printable Coupons Generator This is a great way to add to your pantry or a big help if you are just starting one!!
Merry Christmas - a cute Christmas ditty.
Planning & organizing Christmas holidays - - OrganizedChristmas.Com - this is a great site. I made Reindeer food for a bunch of kids and printed cute labels for them here. They ahve lots of inexpensive ideas too!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Having a Holiday Party?

Serve your appetizers on this Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Appetizer/Bread Tray and your wine in these Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Etched Glass Goblets, Set of 4. Also, look good in this... AMI Women's Snap Front Jacket in a festive green color (comes in plus sizes too!) Or this... 525 Womens Pointelle Cardigan Sweater in a festive red!!!
Here is a great appetizer to make too!!!
Cheese & Beef Roll-Ups
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
5 (8-inch) flour tortillas
25 to 30 spinach leaves, stems removed
10 thin slices deli Italian roast beef
8-ounces (2 cups) LAND O LAKES® American Process Cheese, shredded
In small mixer
bowl beat cream cheese and horseradish on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes).
Spread about 3
tbs cream cheese mixture evenly on one tortilla. Arrange 5 or 6 spinach leaves over cream cheese. Place 2 slices roast beef over spinach. Sprinkle about 1/3 cup cheese over roast beef. Roll tortilla up tightly; wrap with plastic food wrap. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
To serve, cut each tortilla into 1-inch slices.
Makes 30.

Only 17 days left!!!!

Zicam Cold Remedy Medicated Swabs, Gel, 20 swabs (Pack of 2) - DH has a cold. He took this stuff and it is almost gone now!!! Works great!!!!!
Elmo T.M.X. - English Speaking Version - in stock now!!!
Sweet Tracks - 14 free holiday song downloads!!!
Barbie Roller Skates (Size J13) <---- these and these -----> Dora the Explorer Jr. Skate Combo in Vinyl Bag (Size 6 - 12) are only $4.99!!! But bigger kids want these... Heelys Kids' Slide Pre/Grade School (Charc/Black/Red/Gray 3.0 M).
card1 - a little holiday fun for free!!!
Hi, Santa! brought to you by Lands' End - santa's blog!!!
Let's Say Thanks - send a card to the troops!
100% Cashmere Scarf - great for someone on your list that likes cashmere!
Cashmere Pashmina Shawls- the ultimate womens accessory- luxurious, soft and warm-80X28 in.- 70% Cashmere Pashmina with 30% Silk approximately- in 56 vibrant colors - BUT this one is for someone who LOVES cashmere!!!!! I really like this wrap!!!!
Tel Santa - FREE Call to Santa is Recorded and E-Mailed Instantly - sign up to call santa for free!!!
Recipe Cards, Shopping Lists, Gift Tags and To Do Lists to Print Out Free - this site has some really nice FREE printables. Recipe cards, gift tags, wish lists and more!!!!!!
Pathmark Stores - 4 free samples on the bottom of this page. I like the swifter duster freebie the best!!!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

18 days left.....

: Tradewinds Tea - free sample - this is a great website for those weeks when your budget is tight!!!
Mary's $20 Monthly Menu - this one is a little outdated but still a great concept.
How to Feed Your Family On $30 a Week - this is a little more current.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

20 Days and Counting......

Only 20 days til Christmas... here are today's deals.
KOOL-AID® Kool Points™ Printable Order Form - Kool-Aid is doing away with their point system. Here is the link to their final order form. I have hundreds of points!!! I guess I need to order or sell them!
Christmas and Winter Holidays Preschool Activities and Crafts - free printable stuff for kids. - Dove Advanced Color Care Free Sample - free sample - Sunsilk - free sample
JASON® Gingerbread Spice Satin Shower® Products - free sample
Smart Ones® Promotions - get some coupons
China's Lantern Tour Guides: First Class Tours of Mainland China In English - free silk scarf
The Mammoth Book of Sudoku: 400 New Puzzles - The Biggest and Best Collection of Sudoku Ever - a popular item for many people

Monday, December 04, 2006

Picture Christmas Cards.....

Save with the New Digital Photo Center at - Yesterday i dressed the kids up, took a few pictures and went to the walmart photo shop on line to order my picture Christmas cards. I could have gotten them as low as 33 cents a card but I opted to get them faster and that was 40 cents a card. Much cheaper that the other places i checked on the web. Shutterfly was 59 cents each. I will be picking them up at the store tonight to save on the shipping fee too. The Picture People - I am also going here tonight for the kids pictures. I printed a coupon from their site for a free 8 x 10 and they no longer have sitting fees. Since I did the Christmas cards myself, I will only be getting a few pictures here.

3 weeks til Christmas!!

LeapFrog Interactive FLY Pentop Computer Bundle Pack - awesome price on this hot item!!!!
Nautica - free sample
Cinema Etoile Marabou Skater Babydoll with Thong Sleepwear - what every man wants for Christmas this year!!!
Logitech V270 Cordless Optical Bluetooth Mouse- Charcoal - what I would like for Christmas.
LENOX Gold - free saw blade!!!
Rotating Santa in Sleigh Globe Christmas Airblown Inflatable, 6' - only $49 for this giant snow globe. It may ship for 97 cents too!!!
Click here: Games - Free games - Online games - More fun with Santa Claus - more free games to play!!!


I am having problems with Blogger. It is not letting me add links right now. I will post what I can but you will have to click on the Headline to find the link.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Festive Holiday Egg Nog Punch

1 quart egg nog chiiled
2 pints peppermint ice cream, softened
1 cup ginger ale, chilled

blend ingredients and pour into punch bowl
sprinkle with nutmeg

hang small candy canes around the bowl and center the bowl inside a Christmas wreath.

Makes a festive centerpiece for your holiday table!!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thursday deals and free on line fun for the whole family!!!

AMC Theatres MovieWatcher - coupon for free popcorn at an AMC theater
Autism Awareness Jewelry by Artisan Adornments - this jewelry is made by a mother of 3 autistic children. The jewelry is nice looking and would make a nice gift!! - free milk
King of Shaves Free Samples - Start- free sample
Barnes & - Books, Used & Out of Print, Textbooks, Children's Books, DVDs, Music, Toys - 25% off any one item: code B3U6E4V exp 12/10; Free shipping for any item over $25: free tota bag with a $75 order.
Merry Christmas from Power Presentations, Inc. - fun to decorate
Trim a Jan Brett Christmas Tree - my kids love this!!
Trim a Jan Brett Gingerbread Baby House - lots of fun with no mess!!
Santa's Jigsaw - animated Flash ecard by Jacquie Lawson - for young children
Popular Front: SnowDays - make a snow flake!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tired Tuesday....

Is your clicking finger tired from Cyber Monday? There were some deals to be found but really nothing spectacular. The thing I like about online shopping, besides no crowds, is I can find things in stock easier than running from store to store looking for a hard to find item. Watch the dates now. There will be a time when online retailers will not guarentee shipment before Christmas.
Degree Women - from my friend Penny - get $10 off $30 with code 151676. Great coupon!!!
Free Shipping on ENTIRE ORDER at! Expires 123106- great shipping deal!!
Super Online Savings this Week at better than going to the store in person!!!
Looking for the perfect gift? Buy a Gift Certificate at - for those people that you just do not know what to get!!!
Hickory Farms: Free Shipping for the Holidays - everybody can use these.
Free Brown Rice Sample from Carolina and Mahatma Rice - free sample
Register - free playtex sample

Monday, November 27, 2006

Cyber Monday

Smucker's® Classic Cookie Collection - free cookbook
Telephone Tax Refund Questions and Answers - here is an extra $30 to $60 back in federal taxes this coming year!!!!
NESCAFÉ Taster's Choice - Sampling - a big sample!!
12 Months of Cranberry - Request a Paperback Copy - free recipe book
Kumala USA - Safari Challenge- free wine charms - use code Holiday27 to get 20% off and free shipping today!
Warm up your home this winter with festive décor from Lillian Vernon at savings that sizzle – 15% off. Use promo code 146850100 at check out. - use code 086850900 to get 10% off and free shipping on orders over $125
Huge Cyber Monday Savings at - great savings here!!!!
Mega Blocks 4 Life - Green Lid - 40% off all mega blocks and free shipping on orders over $49!!!
46 Piece Stainless Steel Duke Flatware Set - an awesome price from our friends at Amazon!!
Ironing Board With Iron - my kids always wanted one but we could never find it! They wanted to play with what they saw Daddy doing at home!!!! LOL!
Olive N Figs Olive Corduroy Weekender/Duffel Bag - 100% Cotton with leather handles - going somewhere? Go in style!!
Target Printable Coupons Generator - new coupons!!! LOOK!!!!! They have a 50 cent coupon for Kraft Mac n Cheese. They ring up at 60 cents. That makes 10 cents a box!! Time to fill the pantry with this item!!!! - look here for more deals!! - Emergen-C - free sample!!! - free shipping woth code HOLTHANKS - no minimum order!
Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce-BBQ Sauce-Seasoning Salt-Steak Sauce - this sauce is available at Walmart.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

As seen on the Today Show......

This morning on the Today Show, there was a woman featured who saved about $500.00 a month with coupons. She has a pretty amazing stockpile, which is a key ingredient in cutting your grocery budget. The idea is that when you can get something like dishwasher detergent on sale and with a coupon, you buy enough of that item to last you until you can get it almost free again. Do this with all your items and you have a stockpile. Customize to your families needs. The woman also mentioned that she got many money saving tips, hints and ideas from this magazine... Refund Cents . I also love this magazine. It is full of reader stories and very inspiring to read how well others are doing. They also have a fantastic website.
The woman also mentioned that she buys coupons here... Rebecca's Forms & Coupons but you can go here too...... Coupons & Online Grocery Coupons The Coupon Clippers. I have bought coupons in the past and they are safe sites. Coupons for different amounts are available in different parts of the country. By buying coupons, you will be able to get higher value coupons than may be available in your area.
Happy couponing!!!!!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Black Friday..

Here are some on online deals going on...... some are the same as the stores but with no traffic or crowds!!! has free perfume with a $30 purchase.
Here is some shipping info... Overstock is $2.95 flat rate no matter what you get, Circuit City is free over $24, Office Depot free over $50, Computergeeks free on $79, Amazon free on $25 for most things but not everything, Best buy free on $150 or with in-store pickup.
Samsung 5 MP Digimax D53 Digital Camera - only $88!!
My First LeapPad: Alphabet Bus - great for young children!
128MB MP3 with Speakers - lowest price i have seen!!!!
Prada Women's Canvas Handbag, Moro - a great gift for the women on your list. A great price during this Friday sale at amazon!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
make sure you search here before you buy elsewhere. It may be cheaper at Amazon!!!
Woot : One Day, One Deal - a cute and unusual item today.
Degree Women - free sample
Christmas Gifts from the offices of G. Stevens. - free Russ bear ornament
Register for Your Free Gallery Welcome Kit - free from kodak / Montel Show Free Promotional Minutes - free 10 minute phone card
Enjoy Black Friday shopping and avoid the crowds... here are some links.......
Save up to 80% at! Special Offers
Save $10 off your purchase of $30 or more at when you pay using Google Checkout Expires 12.15.06
97 cent Shipping on Top Toys at

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Eve.....

Happy Thanksgiving!! I will try to post tomorrow but in case I don'y have the time, make sure you check out to see all the sales for Friday!! If you do not feel like fighting the crowds, most store offer the same deals online. Just come here to find a link and shop away!!! Also.. Monday is know as Cyber Monday, which is the online version of Black Friday! Be sure to pop in to see what bargains I can find for you!
Alice Woodrum Salon - shaping spray sample
Celestial Seasonings - Herbal Expedition - To Your Health - more free tea!!
Scoop NYC - The Ultimate Closet! - free perfume sample!
Dove® - i posted this before but it is a good one and still available.
Save up to 75% on Women's Watches at! - go here and look for item # 10188950 for a beautiful watch for only $29!!! It is 86% off. Go quick.. they will sell out!!
Activities for Kids - Holidays - free Thanksgiving printables for kids! my kids like to make the place cards for the table!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Popular toys and more.....

Kawasaki 37-Key Keyboard - every kid should have one of these!!!
Bratz Twins - Orianna and Valentina <------------- these dolls are very popular this year as well as this one ------> Amazing Allysen Interactive Playmate Doll, this one ----> Baby Alive Doll and this one is cute and has really come down in price! -----> Barbie Loves T.M.X. Elmo Doll - free music cd
REACH® ACCESS™ Daily Flosser - free sample - Connections From Hallmark - looks like this might still be available
Toraño cigars-Toraño insiders - free cigar
Maybelline makeup 40% off at Rite Aid...Well, there were $2 off c/o on SMP of eye shadows (on sale for $2.09, with coupon making them .09 ea!!) Plus the coupons were on the eye lash curlers, compact puffs, eye shadow brushes, which you can get for FREE because they are only $1.91 & 1.67 on sale...So RUN if you can to RA and see if you are able to find some.
Lenox Winter Greetings 20-Piece Gold-Banded China Dinnerware Set, Service for 4- a very elegant gift and it's on sale!!!
Christmas Candy Dish - a great filler item at $1.49
Download your favorite Holiday Music on iTunes - we downloaded the Adam Sandler Thanksgiving song last night! I love only paying for the song i want instead of buying the whole album!!
SALE! Save 25% on selected Coats, Jackets & Blazers at - 25% off is not a bad deal!!!
The Picture People- coupon for no sitting fee

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The BEST Dog Ever!!!

Someone is selling the best dog ever... CHECK IT OUT!!!
eBay: Fisher Price Little People Dog & House VERY RARE!!! (item 250051754242 end time Nov-26-06 11:50:10 PST)

Here's a few things....

CALGON - sent to me from my friend Penny!
Scrubbing Bubbles ® : We Work Hard So You Don't Have To - looks like you get the caddy free and a $5.00 off coupon for the liquid. It make this stuff a little more afordable! My review of this item....... I thought it sucked! It is pretty big and hangs in oyur face (at least in my little shower it did). I did not think it worked all that great either! BUT other's have said they loved it so with the free caddy and $5 coupon it may be worth a try! Anyone else try it? Tell us what you think!!!
A Handy Snack & A Healthy Heart - free tin of almonds

Friday, November 17, 2006

Here comes the weekend!!!

Swiffer Holiday Home Tour Sweepstakes - enter to win!!!
Seen first in Walmart: On the front of Scotch-Brite Carpet Touch-Up Roller Starter Kit (Mega Pack 3X sheet count for more pet hair pickup, 90 adhesive sheets, 40" handled roller with caddy), look for a hot pink SMP TMF sticker with yellow writing. It’s in the aisle with cleaners . TMF up to $14.99 (12/31/07)
VIBE - Fab Finds - free nail polish
There will be one insert this coming Sunday. Most will get a coupon for a free Hershey Special Dark Chocolate bar up to $.69 Who doesn't love free chocolate??
Biotherm - free sample
Tetley USA - more free tea. Why do tea lovers get all the samples? How about a free Coke or Pepsi for us soda lovers?
Shop By Age at - use this to help you find gift for hard to buy for people on your list!
Friday Sale at Amazon - yes, it is Friday again and they are having a sale AGAIN! - The site retailers don't want you to see! - with Black friday only a week away, check out the sales here!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

coke rewards

I have a coke rewards code from a 12 pake of coke. If anyone can use it, email me and I will send it to you!!!

Wednesdays Wing Dings......

Swiffer - i got this one in the mail! A great freebie!
Your Free Step Up & Play Kit - Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. - free pet kit
Coupons - printable coupons
BabyPhat Page 1 - free perfume sample
.: Sunset Heat :. - more perfume
SAGGING SOFA/CHAIR SUPPORT - need a new sofa but not in the budget right now? use these to fix up the old one. Then get this Damask Sofa Slipcover - Gold Charm and your sofa will look good as new!!!
Dear John - new book by Nicholas Sparks
For One More Day - neww book by Mitch Albom. These are sure to be top sellers! Bokks make excellent Christmas gifts!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tuesday's Deals has 20% off their already marked down items online items, $5 shipping and they are giving gym bucks. Now is the time to shop!! - get a free $10 gift card with your $50 purchase
Pantene Pro V - free hair donation kit
The Holidays with Cold Stone - printable coupons for Cold Stone Creamery
40% OFF at Reebok and Rockport Outlet Stores! - a great coupon!! Sent to me by my friend Ali!
Print a coupon - for a free 20oz Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash
Tramontina 53pc Kitchen Starter Set - great for anyone starting out on their own or to put in a hope chest! Only $20!
Warm up your home this winter with festive décor from Lillian Vernon at savings that sizzle – 15% off. Use promo code 146850100 at check out. - they have a ton of neat items!! Special Offers- always looking for toy deals during this time of year!
Use promo code SNOW5 and save $5 on Holiday Treats! - nice gifts to give a family!
CFA- coupon for a free breakfast at Chik-fil-a. Who knew they served breakfast?
Stocking Stuffers - great ideas for stocking stuffers froma friend on the AOL penny pinching board.
Target Printable Coupons Generator - some good ones this week!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Monday's Stuff get $25 off with coupon code PJA4228. Expires 1/31/07.
Save $5 on Bella Dancerella Cheerleading Studio Bonus with Tote, $19.99, was $24.99 at - great for young girls!
3M(TM) Pet Care Featured Products - free dog treat.
Great American Cookie Swap - looks like a great freebie.
Sample Total Effects Daily Cleansing Treatments - free sample
Beech-Nut Baby Food: E-Newsletter - free bowl
Ensure - get a free bottle
Get a Free Sample of Maple Tea - more free tea
Diva In A Box - not sure what you will get with this one but i tried!!
Naturals from Purina® Cat Chow® brand Cat Food- more freebies for you cat! - get free shipping on order over $100 with code 154127. I plan on using this one!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Coupon Alert!!

I have read that there will be 4 coupon inserts in tomorrow's Sunday paper! Should be full of things for the holidays. Be on the look out!!
TV Guide Subscription - free subscription to tv guide!! This was slow to work for me but I eventually got it to go through.
California Raisins - free tote bag. I love these cloth tote bags!!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Only 45 shopping days left!!!!!!!

Here are a few things from the Friday Sale at Amazon.....
Anolon Professional 12-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set - at 79% off, this would make a great gift!!
Kristen Blake Women's Sueded Microfiber with Faux Fur Trimmed Hood - only $39.90.
Columbia Sportswear Women's Triple Accessory Set - a nice gift set at $17.90.
The Diva Package: Robe, Hair Towel, Mini Mitts, Eye Pillow, Washcloth - for the Diva on your holiday list!! - Tide Simple Pleasures Free Sample - a free sample. I always wanted to try this stuff but never wanted to pay the price!
.97 Cent Shipping on Hot Holiday Toys at - shop without fighting the crowds! - contest
Mentadent Teeth People - another contest
Tyson Meal Kits Survey - fill out the survey and get $4.00 off Tyson Fresh Meal Kit in the future!
Hungry Jack® - Recipes and More for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Promotions - this contest has awesome prizes like an Alaska trip or a dinosaur adventure!
: Send thanks & save 15% - for those who can't be there for the holiday.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

It's Thursday.....

The day before the friday Sale at Amazon. Here is what I found this morning!!
Holiday Clearance Sale I think I may get my photo Christmas cards here!!! Shipping and processing, product upgrades and photo/logo uploads not included unless otherwise specified. Each product ordered is subject to full shipping and processing charges for such product. VistaPrint’s graphic design services are not available with any product discount greater than 25%. All discounts valid on quantities up to 1,000. Not valid on previous purchases.
StartSampling: Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Shampoo
- free sample - Children's Clothing: Kid's Clothing & Children's Clothes at Gymboree - I have not tried this code but I hear CRCFRIEND gives you 30% off.
Bethlehem Lights Indoor/Outdoor Pre-lit 9 Foot Glacier Christmas Garland with Pinecones - makes decorating easy!!
One Touch Can Opener - Brand New in Retail Packaging. - makes cooking easier!
Hannah Montana Soundtrack - tweens love her!
The Da Vinci Code (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition) - preorder and save money!
myheartnow A Guide To Heart Health - free pedometer
Products - Try us Free! - free sample
TeaChef: Sign Up - free sample this month is cranberry tea! YUK!

Advil: Wyeth Consumer Healthcare - free sample
Sign up for a free Zippo lighter at or via automated call at 1-800-MARLBORO. When prompted, enter the promo code MAR3881
Borders: Friends & Family - printable 20% off coupon! I love these!!
H&S on - Free Sample Registration Page.# free sample of head and shoulders.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wednesday update....

Ebay has a 10 cents fixed rate listing day today only. That makes it a greta day to list your stuff!!! I am going to list a few myself!
Clean Home Journal™ - enter to win a $50 gift basket
Fight the Flu with Lysol® Brand Program - enter to win a fight the flu kit. I am pretty sure I won one of these last year.

Rainy Wednesday....

It is raining here on the east coast. The good new... at least it is not cold enough for it to be snow!! Nothing better to do on a rainy day that shop on line!!! I found a few things to share........
Save $5 on Fisher-Price Sesame Street Sing & Giggle Tool Bench at - cute for little boys
Hickory Farms Golden Fruit Cake - the perfect gift for people you have to give a gift to but really do not like!! LOL! Does anyone really like fruit cake?
My Weird School #4: Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (My Weird School) - these books are great for beginner chapter book readers. They are funny and keep the kids interested. There is a series of them.
Small Town Girl - this is Kellie Pickler (from American Idol). If you buy it by 11/9 you get it at $12.98 instead of $18.98.
Welcome to! - go here and search for Yankee Candles. The simply Home line has 2 scents on clearance. Apple Pie and Spiced Apple. The 19oz is $8.33 and the 12 oz is $5.93. Use code New5644 for 10% off your order. There is supposed to be $5 flat rate shipping. If it is not coming up, call customer service before you finalize your order and they give you the $5 shipping. There was a problem that Kohl's is aware of and will correct it if you cal... it may be fixed by now though too.
Puppy Sampling Survey - a free puppy kit
2006 Very Best Baking Holiday Magazine - NESTLE - free holiday baking magazine - Spread the Word - free sample for your cat.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

More Election day things.....

Well, I went to vote but I had to stop at Target first. They were 90% today but my store was pretty picked out. The only thing I got was a Halloween tshirt for DD for 50 cents. I also stopped at CVS since I heard they went 90% off in some areas too but my store is still only 50% off. - Target toy coupons
DRTV - free healthy cat kit - ConAgra Foods - free popcorn

Election day deals!!

Please make sure you vote today!!!!!!
Bianca Butterfly Bath Towels - these are on sale!!! - Connections From Hallmark - a free greeting card!!
Arm & Hammer® Toothpaste - Fresh From The Dentist Feeling of Clean - i do not like this stuff but a free sample is a free sample! I just put it into the box of stuff to donate to the church, food pantry or women's shelter. ronald McDonald house is also a great place to donate samples. They are a charity near and dear to my heart!!
All You - Home - this magazine has a ton of coupons in it each months (at least the months I have tried it!). Sign up here to get 2 months free. If you do not like it, just write cancel on the invoice and send it back.
I am headed to Target now! I will let you know if I find anything good!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

WOW!! What a sale!!!

I posted this before but at a ridiculous price! Barbie Loves T.M.X. Elmo Doll is now only $19.99!! Well worth the price!!! Go now!! They will go fast!!

Target 90% off

Rumor has it that Target (my favorite store in the whole world!) is going 90% off their Halloween things tomorrow. Snack items, drinks and cake mixes are things I like to find. Also this is when I like to find a costume for next year or for the dress up box. If you find anything, come back and post what you got!!!

Monday's Goodies.....

No form needed: Purchase two or more JOHNSON’S products* and send your original receipt to SELF to receive a wonderful sisal-terry bath sponge. Send your receipt to: SELF Magazine, 4 Times Square, 5th Floor, Attn: A. Miller, New York, NY, 10036. See link here. (*Johnson's Nourishing Renewal Lotion, Johnson's Nourishing Care 24 Hours Moisturizing Wash.)
Vera Wang Princess - free sample
HomeSolutionsNews - printable coupon for Lysol wipes
Folgers Gourmet Selections - free sample
Save $10 each on Little Tikes Electric Guitar & Microphone and Electronic Drum Set at Expires 11.11.06 - a great gift to give to someone else's kids!! LOL
Buy One, Get One 50% Off On Select Playskool Items - No Coupon Needed at - not a bad deal!!!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

A Lite Night...

Dove® free sample <------- there and here -------> Dove®
Get Free Attitude Vitamin Samples
97 cent Shipping on Top Toys at - the only way I enjoy shopping at Walmart!!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Fly Pen

This item sure is creating some buzz in the internet community. I actually never heard of it before but here is where you can get it.....
LeapFrog Interactive FLY Pentop Computer - OR....
FLY Pentop Computer... OR........
FLY Pentop Computer

Friday Finds.... - Tide Simple Pleasures Free Sample - a free sample to start the day!!
Mitten Snowmen Cross-Stitch Kit (set of 6) - for those craft lovers
Isotoner Women's Fleece Mitten - you can't stay warm if your hands are not warm!!!
Static Women's Satin Bubble Jacket - just because it is a great price for the friday sale.
Burberry Women's Sunglasses, Red Checked 77% off!!
LeapFrog: Little Leaps Grow-with-Me Learning System - i love Leap products!!
eToys: HOT HOLIDAY Toy List 2006 - see what the hot items are this season!
My Twinn Baby Dolls only $29.00! - best price I have seen!
75% off or more RETAIL SALE - I love a 75% off sale!!!!
Christmas crafts - free patterns for Christmas! - for those that like to make their Holiday gifts.
Mary Mae's Jars and Mixes- a large list of jar mixes. These seem to be very popular.
Holiday Hopes & Wishes Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes - you can play every day!
Head & Shoulders - free sample - printable coupon for yankee candle

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Let the holiday coupon codes begin!!!

Omaha Steaks: Steak, Seafood and More Get the American Celebration pack for $59.99 - regular price $215. What a deal!!! Type 7819K into the search box and add to cart once it comes up. I just tried this and it worked for me!
$5 off Holiday Treats from The Popcorn Factory! - a great gift to send to family that you will not get to see at the holidays. 25% off Cars merchandise with code Vroom25 today only. $10 off $50, $20 off $75 or $30 off $100 with code Santasave. AND 20% off toys with code Toy20. Some restrictions do apply.. see website for them.
I Don't Do Dishes™ Sweepstakes - also get a free bottle of nail polish with this entry. Thanks to my friend Penny for sending this!!
E-mail Subscription - Vitabath - free sample
Puppy Sampling Survey - free puppy pack
Personalized Pencils - makes a great stocking stuffer for kids!!
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Dip Mix Set - this set with a pack of dip mix and a box of crackers makes a wonderful hostess gift or perfect for a friend at the office!!
Pfaltzgraff Filigree 16-Piece Dinnerware Set. Service for 4 - I start my Holiday table with this set.
Corelle Just White 34-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 8- this set is a little cheaper and give you the same white base to start with.
Churchill Thanksgiving Turkey Multi Colours Salad Bowl/Open Vegetable - add something like this to the white set on Thanksgiving.
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Oval Vegetable Bowl - or this for Christmas. You will have a beautiful holiday table with just a few accent pieces.
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 - or go all out and get this set for Christmas.
Churchill Thanksgiving Turkey Multi Colors 47-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 8 and this set for Thanksgiving.
Lysol® - got this sample in the mail yesterday.
Minute Maid - this looks like it may be cent off coupons but it could be a free product. You never really know until it comes!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A Goodie!!!

It took a while to load for me but I eventually got it to work. Too good to not keep trying!
BIC Lighter Promo

Go quick!!!

These are usually limited so go now!!!!
Our Gift to You: Free Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Refill and $5 off new Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Light Show!

November 1st

Srina™: Organic Green Tea - a free sample. Very cool looking tea bag!
Stripe Santa Velour Footsie - 9M - don't forget holiday pajamas this season!
Le Coq Sportif Women's Medalle Hoody - too good to pass up!
Calvin Klein Women's True Flare Jean, Tinted Wash - awesome price for jeans!
adidas Women's a3 Outrunner Running Shoe- my kind of price for good sneakers!
Save 15% on Fall Flowers! - this make a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving... send the centerpiece the day before!
Hickory Farms Fruit For All Seasons Club - another great gift for older people on your list or for those who have evrything!
Holiday Shop at PetSmart - don't forget the pets Christmas morning!
Free Shipping and Savings up to $3000 at Expires 112206 - combine free shipping with the big toy book sale and what an easy shopping experience!
Woot : One Day, One Deal - great deal on a DVD recorder... today only!
.97 Cent Shipping on Hot Holiday Toys at - i hate to go places like Walmart during the holiday season. Take advantage of their cheap shipping and avoid the crowds!!!!
Preorder Nintendo Wii at! - this is item is sure to be a hot item this season. pre order now to avoid not being able to find one later!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Products I Love!!!!

I used this Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, 2 ct to clean my daughter's cheering shoes before her competition this past weekend. They looked like new!! It is also great for tubs, fingerprints on walls and more!!
BenGay Ultra Strength Pain Relieving Patch, Regular Size, 5-Count Boxes (Pack of 3) - this is something that people need to know about! I recently had a pain in my shoulder that brought tears to my eyes. After a week of suffering, I finally tried this and was 100% better the next morning!
Zip-Loc Heavy Duty Dry Bag - X-Large - these are great to store out of season clothing! They fit nicely under the bed and they are cheaper then rubbermaid containers!!!

Halloween Fun!!!

Halloween Hangman created by The Dimension's Edge, Inc.

click here to play!

Happy Halloween!!!!

Don't forget to get halloween merchandise 50% off tomorrow at your favorite retailer. This is a great time to get costumes for your kids to play with or to save for next year. Target will probably go 75% off early next week. That is my favorite time to shop!! - The Ultimate Beauty Site : Home $5 off $10 purchase online use code: 61561 It expires 11/30/06
Orajel Free Coupon Survey - do not know if it a cents off coupon or a coupon for a free item. worth a try though!! - Serenity - free sample

Monday, October 30, 2006

More samples......

Benny Bully's Pet Foods
FREE Puppy ZIGGIES Offer - I was just looking at this line of stuff at the pet store but passed on by because of the price. Boy am I happy to find a sample. Anyone who is not interested can still sign up and give it to me or donate to your local animal shelter.
Vital Radiance Cosmetics: A Beauty System Designed for You - it says they customize the sample for you.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Friday sales......

The big toy book is out at Toys R Us!! They usually have some great deals for early Christmas shoppers! Check here to see what you find.. Shop for Great Deals at below are some of my favorites..
Free Bratz Chair with speakers $39.99 value with any Bratz purchase of $60 or more at I love this deal!!! My DD would love this!
Exclusive Jumbo Dora the Explorer or Diego with any $50 purchase ($5.99 Each)at Expires 112206 great for those little Dora lovers!! There is also A FREE DRESS UP TRUNK with a $60 Barbie purchase.
Pem America Zurich Comforter Set - PARENT - only $19.99 for this bed set
Hoover U5154-900 Tempo Upright Bagless Vacuum Yukon Yellow - only $39.99 for this bagless vacuum!
Warmrails Kensington Towel Warmer and Drying Rack - PARENT - a great gift for anyone but perfect for the hard to buy for!
Sylvia's Chicken Gravy Mix, 1.89-Ounce Units (Pack of 12) - on sale! - The Ultimate Beauty Site : Home - a great freebie! - Gillette Fusion - free sample
Red Moon Women's Long Sleeve Wool/Cashmere Tipped V-Neck Sweater at $29.90, this make an excellent gift! High quality but low price!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thursday finds....

George & Martha Men's Middletown Solid Pique Polo - great shirt for only $6.44
Spiderman Web Crawler Inflatable Bed - for only $12.50 any little boy could have this fun bed!!
Farberware Classic 11-Quart Stockpot - marked down to $16.00
Pyrex 9-1/2-Inch Glass Pie Plate - great for pies at only $2.99. we also love these pie plates for serving sliced tomatoes with balsalmic vinegar. - Kotex Ultra Thin Ultra Compact - free sample

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

2 months and counting!!

Today is October 25! That means 2 months until Christmas! How much shopping do you have done?
One way I always generated a little extra income was to recycle my aluminum cans. Now, I never claimed to make a million dollars doing this but any extra cash is always nice and you also help the environment. At one time I used to go for walks and pick up cans along the way. When I worked full time in an office, I used to bring all the cans home from the girls who sat near me. That added up quickly. But, now we only have the cans that we use and it takes quite a while for us to get enough together to take to the recycle place. Since I have been doing this for many years I found it hysterical when I came upon the story of these 2 guys!! Enjoy! How Much is Inside a Shopping Cart?
Have a Happy Period. Always. - free sample. - sign up for this free magazine. It comes with free coupons and some good recipes too.

drugstores and more.....

Did you know that drugstores are a great place to get free stuff or VERY cheap stuff? Rite Aid has lots of FAR's (free after rebate) next week. You buy the stuff and submit the reciept on line at and wait for your check. That simple! CVS has extra care bucks with their store card and I am always hearing about the awesome deals that Walgreens has but I do not have one near me. Don't forget to check the sale ads in your sunday paper for the drugstore.
Ebay has .20 cent listings today!! take advantage of that if you are an Ebayer!! Register Now! - free dog food
SAM'S CLUB - Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes - free sample for sams club members.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Time to really think about Christmas!! - basis - a free sample
Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean and Talking Dirty Laundry with the Queen of Clean
The Queen of Clean Conquers Clutter
How Clean Is Your House?: Hundreds of Handy Tips to Make Your Home Sparkle - These books about cleaning and decluttering will help you get ready to host that holiday party!!! Some are even priced low enough to be considered an order filler to get to the free shipping amount!!!
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Etched and Hand Painted Round Serve Bowl - only $19.99
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Etched and Hand Painted Pitcher - only $24.13
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Sculpted Pitcher - $29.99. These Pfaltzgraff pieces make wonderful gifts! We give a piece to several people each year to help them build a collection of beautiful holiday dishes. They also make a great hostess gift.
Ragged Old Flag - and The Wiggles - Wiggly Wiggly Christmas might be on my gift giving list this year!
Philips OnSite Defibrillator with Slim Carrying Case AED - and for the person on your list who has everything!
Prague Wool Pea Coat - this will keep you warm for $59.99, now that it is getting cooler outside

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Chick-Fil-A "Million Nugget Giveaway" You get a coupon for a free Dr. Pepper for registering. Then you can play once a day. Eligible states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, WY (11/11/06)
free compass, keylight with whistle
McDonald's has the $1.00 coupon books for Halloween. This year you get 12 coupons for $1 and they are good for 1 small fry or an apple dipper. We buy the apple dippers all the time for $1 each. I think I wuill get a few books just for the apple dippers!!! What a great savings. They are good 11/1/06 through 12/31/06.
Target Coupons ~ Click here - coupons for anyone with a Super Target. We do not have one yet.
Ivy's Coloring Page Search Engine - this is my favorite place to find kids coloring pages that are free to print!
Totally Frugal - a great website for those wanting to be a little more frugal.
Two more helpful household tips that I got in an email from my friend Christy......
Conditioner* Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair. Kerry, Canada,
Goodbye Fruit Flies* To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever! Barbra, Birch Run, MI

Friday, October 20, 2006, Inc.

More Friday Stuff

Don't forget this Little Tykes deal.... Easy Score - Basketball Set Little Tykes Sale!! HOW IT WORKS: To participate, add more than $19.99 worth of more eligible Little Tikes toy items to your cart and select free Little Tikes toy from link below. Discount will be applied to the lowest priced item. I have always loved this yearly sale!
Pike Street Flannel Solid Sheet Sets - these are now down to $13.99. I even saw a single set for $8.99. Those cold nights are coming!!!
Living Green - A Practical Guide To Simple Sustainability - free book!
Barbie Limited Edition Collectible Tin with Barbie Dial #BC245S05 - great sale on Barbie watches at Amazon!! Think Christmas for little girls and Barbie collectors.

Friday Deals - Nicorette Fruit Chill - free sample
Noxzema Triple Clean Blackhead Cleanser: Free-Sample Registration - free sample
Celestial Seasonings : Contact Us - free sample
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - will this man be president one day?? Looks like a good read! He certainly is an up and coming politician. He gets a lot of media coverage too. I saw him on Oprah this week and I like how he refuses to use corpotae jets. He flies commercial airlines like you and me!
Fisher Price Kid Tough Digital Camera for Boys - this is going to be a hot toy item this holiday season. It comes in pink too for girls.
Farberware Generations Triple Pack, Brown - this is a fantastic price for these pans!!!
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 - I love these Christmas dishes and they are 50% off now!!!
Quaker Boy® Electronic Call / Montana Decoy Kit - Amazon really does have something for everyone don't they!!! Not something I want but it is a pretty good sale! - print off the form to get a free bean bag with proofs of purchase.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A little help from my friends!

From my friend Penny....
Contessa Premium Foods - Promotions free travel mug use Code:WMGOHO-2006
In an email from my friend Christy, I got some great tips to share. I will post some from time to time.
Easy Deviled Eggs* Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, and keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly. Cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up. Janet, Killeen, TX
Expanding Frosting* When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving. Kathy, Mesick, MI

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Barbie and TMX Elmo

Barbie Loves T.M.X. Elmo Doll - Great for Barbie collectors or little girls that love barbie and Elmo! I was suprised to find this one!

Hump Day Deals

$20 Offer - $20 rebate from SenSeo coffee maker Sara Lee Foods Promotions- printable coupons for saussage
Dream Life Plug in TV Game - this game is going to be very popular with the tween crowd this Christmas. My 8 year old really wants it. It is now at $29.99 - down from $39.99.
Easy Score - Basketball Set Little Tykes Sale!! HOW IT WORKS: To participate, add more than $19.99 worth of more eligible Little Tikes toy items to your cart and select free Little Tikes toy from link below. Discount will be applied to the lowest priced item. I have always loved this yearly sale!
Chef Dora - these Dora play pieces are marked down to $3.99.
Thomas & Friends get a train for only $2.99 shipping. This is an unbeatable price for a Thomas Train!! the code is 391305. It will make a great stocking stuffer!!
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town - this is now on the best seller list.
Little Tikes Carry Along Musical Keyboard with Teaching Lights - great for the Little Tykes sale this week!! I may get one for my son who loves to play any music!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Tightwad Gazette

I have this book posted on the right hand side of this page. I first heard about this book from my friends on the AOL penny pinching board. When I first read it, I could not put this book down. This woman is incredible. She lives a pretty nice life on a small amount of money. She tells you how to save money on just about everything you do in life! Some of her ideas are a little extreme and may not be for everyone but I guarentee everyone will get something from this book. She will at least make you rethink how you currently do things in your house. This is the best money saving book I have every read and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not already.

Eversave Nestle Promotion - a printable coupon. Some have reported getting a $2.00 coupon while others have gotten less. A $2.00 coupon would be great going into the baking season. I am out of ink and will not be rpinting one today. Tell us what your coupon was worth!

Some Free Goodies!!

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PRIA® Grain Essentials™ - free nutrition bar
Healthy Futures free nutrition bar
Playtex Sport - Free Sample
Airborne Health Special Offers - On-the-Go - free sample

Monday, October 16, 2006 coupon for a free lemnoade at Auntie Annes with the purchase of a pretzel. If you are going to be at the mall Christmas shopping, this would make a great snack!! Maya & Miguel - Rainy Day Fun - 30 free tokens at Chuckie Cheese.
Popcorn Gift Baskets & Tins Gourmet Popcorn - Dale and Thomas Gourmet Popcorn Company I just got this Gourmet Popcorn in the mail today. We have not tried it yet so I am not sure if I think it is worth the shipping charge BUT, I love to try things like this. - $10 Del Monte refund to print! Combine this with coupons to get an even better deal!
Free sterling silver jewelry. Free offers from - Free Silver Jewelry. They offer only a few items at a time. I have not tried it myself (I do not wear silver), BUT I have been reading good reviews for at least a year about htis sight.
the healing garden ORGANICS wild honey FS
Natural Dog Food, Healthy Dog Food for your Pet - Lassie Natural Way - free 5 pound bag of dog food. If you do not have a dog, these make great donations to the animal shelters!
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