Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Win a free pink Dyson!!!

Pink Dyson Vaccuum Giveaway by the Domestic Diva

OK... I am trying to win this Dyson!! I have a Dyson but not a pink one. I love my Dyson! It is the best vaccume I ever had. It was well worth the money I spent. Having 2 would make life much easier though. No more carrying it upstairs! I could have one on the 1st floor and the 2ns floor. Click on the link above and you too could have a chance to win this Dyson!! Wish me luck!!

October 31st......

Happy Halloween everyone. What a fun day for the kids! Mine do not get to celebrate Halloween in school since it has become a controversial day but instead they will be having a fall fruit and veggie fest. Lots of games and fruits and veggies. My DS tried fennel yesterday and discovered he loves it. I never even tried fennel! Don't eat too much candy tonight!!! The pumpkin above was a gift from a neighbor. Isn't it cool!!
Blokus Strategy Board Game- great new game!! Lokks like a lot of fun for the entire family. Would make an excellent Christmas gift! - free cat food!
Call 1-800-438-2653 for a free Coca-Cola calender. Starts November 1sy and do not wait too long.. they run out fast. You talk to a live person.
Haunted Berry Slush - print out the October coloring page and there is a coupon on the bottom of the page for a free Haunted Berry Slush from Sonic that expires 11/15/2007.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


These are all my free coupons I have on file. I like to save what I can for a tight budget week BUT I have to make sure I use them before the expiration date too.
Here are all the sample I got recently. I got the free pair of Spanx in the mail yesterday too but I did not include it.
Here is all the stuff I got in the mail from . I am trying these and then I am supposed to talk about the product to friends and report back to bzzagent.
I also got all this mustard from What a great little site!!


Print out a coupon for B1G1F on Glade Wisp Flameless Candle. - need a pattern to carve a pumpkin? - Always sample
Don't forget..... Target Halloween stuff will go 50% off on Thursday. I need to find a pair of Halloween socks on clearance to go with my Holiday sock gift I am doing for my MIL.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday.... - free frozen meal offer - I made these this weekend. Sure, I could have bought a bag of Fatwood at Home Depot this weekend for a few bucks but everything I used to make my own firestarters was recycled items and therefore free!! I made 1 basket full for now. I need to save more used tarts for wax and dryer lint and egg cartons before I can make more. I also stuff my egg cartons with shredded paper. I feel this helps it burn longer and therefore it makes a better fire starter. - fun halloween site
October 30th, from 2 - 5 PM at ALL Taco Bells in America....they will be giving away tacos. This is because of a play in the World Series. Taco Bell promised a free taco to every person in America if a base was stolen during the world series. WEll, that play happend tonight and they announced this FREEBIE. It's FOR REAL....they even interviewed the CEO for Taco Bell. They expect to give away Millions of Tacos. SO..........go and get yours.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Weekend Update.....

BULGARI Rose Essentielle - perfume sample
Purina® Treats :: Snack Lovers' Club :: Join the Snack Lovers' Club - join to get coupons and samples - printable $3.00 coupon off post-it notes - printable coupon from Juicy Juice for free Juice. In the past I have had problems using printed "free item" coupons. This is from the Juicy Juice website so it is worth a try!!
The current issue of Seventeen magazine (November) has a coupon on page 3 for a free Bath & Body Works Velvet Tuberose Lotion, value $10. Print off a .50 coupon toward the magazine. (borrowed from
Buddy Bear's Healthy Tricks & Treats :: a Brenda Watson Special eBulletin - this looks like a great HEALTHY recipe for pumpkin muffins. A great way to use your pumpkin after Halloween!
Olay Definity - for a $5 coupon
ALPO® - free coupon
Fisher-Price Smart Cycle- this will be a hot item this christmas. If you want it, you may want to get it soon while you can still find it!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween info....

Reuse Your Jack-O'Lantern--Leftover Pumpkin Ideas - One of my favorite frugal friends over the years used to gather all her friends pumpkins after halloween and puree and freeze the pumpkin and use it all year long in recipes. Here is a great article along the same line.
Frugal Homemade Halloween Make Up Recipes - make your own halloween make from these recipes!
10 Things to Do with All that Halloween Candy - this is an issue in our house every year. One of my favorite ideas is to save some to make gourmet pretzel rods for the holiday season. Use the left over halloween candy to decorate a pretzel rod that was dipped in chocolate!!
Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes like Apple Candy Bar Salad Recipe, Baby Ruth Cookies Recipe, Better Than Sex Cake Recipe, Br.. here are a few recipes for left over candy. You can always add a few candy bars to some homemade ice cream!!
These Martha Stewart Holiday DVD's look great! The Martha Stewart Holiday Collection - Martha's Halloween Ideas and then for Christmas.... Martha's Favorite Cookies / Homemade Holidays
Halloween Hangman - a fun game to play!

Friday (59 days til Christmas!)......

Oxyfresh Toothpaste Sample - free sample
Maybelline® New York Superstay Silky™ Sampling - free sample Sample Request - free sample
AMBI SKINCARE - coupons and sample
SheSpeaks: Home - try products for free and keep them!
Intech Flora Junior Girls Golf Club Set (Right-Handed, Age 8 To 12) - very cool gift for the your female athlete in your life!
Krups GVS142 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice-Cream Maker - makes a great gift for a family!
International Silver 24 pc Palisade Frost Flatware Set - have a wedding coming up?
Trecento Women's Cap Sleeve Tee - don't miss out on these cheap but cute tees!

. <---------------- click on this little dot to read a great blog from a family living in an RV for a year while Dad is training for the Olympics. - kraft coupon by mail!
Nuvim, Inc. - not sure what this product is but if you tell them you success story, they will send you free stuff!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Contact Us - free sample. Remember to request a regular or spicy flavor.
Durex Condom Testers - become a condom tester! I passed but thought maybe someone could use this!
Wedding, Wedding Dress, Wedding Invitation and Bride Guide - free golf tees for the groom - L’Oréal Viv e Pro Nutri Gloss - free sample - printable coupons
Pinzon Hyde Park Flannel Sheet Sets- As the weather turns colder, it is time to put your flannel sheets on the bed. These are on sale for those who need a set!
Reminder: Only 60 days until Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday.... - Homemade Magazine - free magacine. Looks like a good one too!
Need a little Hairapy? Laugh away your hair and life problems with Sunsilk. - free sample
The Herbs of Life - tea sample
Transformers Cybertron Supreme Class Cybertron Primus Figure - This is going to be a hot item this Christmas.
Fisher-Price I Can Play Guitar System (Blue) - this is what my son wants from Santa!!
GIORGIO ARMANI cosmetics - printable coupon for a free lipstick at the make up counter. Expires November 1st. Great stocking stuffer!!
MY M&M'S Mbassador Program click here to sign up.
Clinique Clinique Happy - purse size perfume - pick up at your local perfume counter!
Official Site of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team: News: Newsletter - free Olympic pin. Start collecting these now. They become very popular closer to Olympic time.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday..... printable coupon for a free bag of candy from Kmart. I have read that some Kmarts have given people a hard time about this coupon. It comes from the Kmart website and here is the original link....
Consumer Electronics Clothing from Levi Strauss Signature & Jaclyn Smith Home Decor Ideas from Martha Stewart Everyday .. click on free candy above the baby sale. The code is TERRY RAVAS. If you try this, please come back and tell us if Kmart honored it!
Looking For a Free $20 Gift Card? Dale and Thomas Popcorn - sign up here and you get an email for $20 at Dale and Thomas (they sell the best gourmet popcorn). When you go to use it, enter it on the payment page as a gift card and free popcorn is coming your way!!! I am off to use mine now!! - Purex Natural Elements - free sample - Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Care - free sample
Always® - free sample
Huggies Special Offer - free bokk from Huggies

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Cheap games being played at the Haloween party tonight... Mummy Wrap with 45 cent rolls of toilet paper. first team to use the entire roll of paper ... WINS! AND... Feel the Body Parts... intestines = spaghetti, eyeballs = peeled grapes, brains = jello and fingers = hotdogs!
Ban Sweeps Page - free sample
Fiber One® Cereal - free sample
Pure Essentials - free sample
Sally Anthony - 2 free song downloads
Promotion - free calculator

Friday, October 19, 2007


We are having a big Halloween bash at our house tomorrow for our kids and their friends. Here is the best frugal decoration I got.. Giant Hanging Spider - Room Decor and here is the best recipe I will be using... Recipes - JELL-O Desserts.
Mattel - $5 printable coupon for Polly Pocket. Makes some of them almost free!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Curves® Cereal - free sample
AAA & Febreze TO GO Fabric Refresher - Now in a new 2.8 oz. TO GO size! - request this brochure and it comes with a $2.00 coupon for Febreeze to go. It sells for about $2.00 so it will be free!!!
Enter Email Address - free Blockbuster rental
Shutterfly - Fresh Fall Memories Sweepstakes - enter to win!
PATIO MUSIC - I Heart Music Signup - free music
If you have Ace Hardware near you, they have a deal running this month on energy saver fluorescent light bulbs. They are $2.99 with an instant $2 rebate. Final price .99. You can get as many as 6 at a time.
Progresso Light - free soup!
CVS Online Pharmacy Store - printable coupon for $2 off $10 at CVS
Good time to cash in your points at the survery sites so you get your gift cards in time for Christmas. i just cash Mypoints in this morning for a $25 Gap card and Dh's account for a $10 Gap card. I also have 2 $25 Target cards I am saving for Christmas shopping. I love shopping with free money!!!
Kashi : Outreach : Snack Drive - free snack
Dove® Hair Care You are 5 days from beautiful hair - free sample
Multi-Craft Litho, Inc. - free kit - Clean & Clear® - free sample
Candies heartbreaker Free Sample - perfume sample
Metamucil: Psyllium Dietary Fiber Supplement—a Healthy Choice - free berry flavored sample

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Weekend Update..... — News About Children’s Cold Medicines - click on download coupon at the bottom and it will print a $5.00 off any Tylenol product. Asmall product could be free! - Tylenol Rapid Release Gelcaps - free sample
AVEENO® Seeds of Natural Beauty - sample and free seeds
Dr Scholls - For Her - free booklet
SkinWear USA - Free Sample - free hand sanitizer
Coupons from Betty Crocker - printable coupons
CleanWell Natural Hand Sanitizers, CleanWell Today - more free hand sanitizer
H&S on - Free Sample Registration Page. - free sample
ZOURS : ZOURS CLUB - join the club for free samples

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fall has arrived.....

I usually have a no heat until November 1st rule in my house. I have had years where I had to break it and years where I made it beyond that. Some things I do to help me make it are....
1. burn a fire in the fire place
2. load the beds with flannel sheets and lots of blankets
3. Wear layers of clothing to keep your body warm.
4. cook home made meals. It helps to heat up the house.
5. When sitting down to watch tv, cover yourself with a blanket. We keep a basket of light blankets in the living room. Everyone can have their own or sometimes it is nice to cuddle with a kid and read a book!
6. I make sure all my windows are locked to prevent an unwanted draft. I also use draft stoppers at the slidding glass door and door to the garage in my family room. This room is always the coldest room in my house so, anything I can do to help, I do!
Today I have my flannel sheets on the line to dry for a nice warm night in bed tonight.
Next week I would like to make these... Homemade Fire Starter Tutorial Video. With heating costs so high, we need to evverything we can to stay warm this winter!!
Here are a few sites with more tips!.......
Cut your Winter Heating bills
Lower Your Home Heating Energy Bills This Winter

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Only 75 days until Christmas!!

Here are a few ideas to get you started. The key to a frugal Christmas is to start early!! Yes, there are great sales closer to Christmas but if you want to make a few things to save money, you need to start now.
Christmas on a Budget Menus 4 Moms some great tips for tight budgets
40 Free Christmas Patterns and Ideas - Frugal Living - start making things to give as Christmas now so you are not on a time crunch in December!!
How to make Jam - easily! With step by step photos, recipe ingredients and costs - how about some home made jelly with a loaf of home made bread for a nice gift.
FamilyFun: Easy Homemade Gifts - and More Family Fun - a few homemade teacher gift ideas.
101 Great Gifts to Make - Christmas Gift Ideas and Projects - here is a ton of ideas for homemade gifts!!


Snack A Jacks - Home - register at this site and get a free bag of rice cakes
Juicy Juice Nutrition Guide - free sippy cup
NIVEA - free sample
XYZAL - Allergy Symptom Scorecard - free pillow case
PasaLaBelleza - Caress Sample Request Form - free sample
Sample Total Effects Daily Cleansing Treatments - free sample

This is what the world is coming to! Even Monopoly has debit cards now instead of paper money!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Dreamfields Pasta, A low glycemic index of 13 plus authentic pasta taste everyone loves - free box of pasta - shared with us from my friend Penny in KY - basis - another sample from Penny in KY!!
Parent's Choice: Milk Infant Formula Sample - free sample
Calcia™ - lasting beauty begins inside - free calcium sample - NutraSweet - free sample
TODAY: Chick-fil-A begins a give-away for their 40th anniversary, click here. It will last for 40 days, and 300,000 people will get a free large Dr. Pepper. As seen on the refundcents website.
Vera Wang Princess - free perfume sample
Land O'Lakes: LAND O LAKES® Real Rewards™ Program turn Land o Lakes upc's into rewards!!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

I've got to have this book!

I saw this on the Oprah show today and I need this book now!! I am so tired of the veggie battle with my kids. I think this book is the answer to winning that battle. They said the brownie recipe is to die for and it is loaded with spinach and carrots!! It even has the Dr. Oz seal of approval and you all know I love Dr. Oz!! I will be getting this and a mini food processor in the very near future.

Apple Muffins.....

Here is apple muffin recipe I got from a friend. She says they are the best she has tasted!! Enjoy!

Buttermilk Apple Muffins
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup veggie oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped apple

Topping: 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (we prefer pecans)

Preheat oven to 350. Stir together brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add flour, soda, and salt. DO NOT OVER STIR. Add buttermilk and apples, stir lightly, and put into a prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle with topping and bake 20 minutes.


LYSOL® Cares About Your Family's Health! - $5.00 refund when you visit the pediatrician's office and buy 2 lysol products
Dreamfields Pasta welcomes Reader's Digest guests - printable coupons for pasta
Elations Challenge - free 6 pack
Swingline Optima Desk Stapler Value Pack - free stapler
TeaChef: Sign Up - free sample of tea
Murad - Intensive Wrinkle Reducer®, Sample Request (10014) - free sample
mighty. small. - free sample
Jungle Book Rebate Form $3.00 reabte form when you buy The Jungle Book
The Blue Buffalo Company - free sample of pet food - printable coupon for Big Lots!!

Friday, October 05, 2007


StartSampling: QuickQuestion - free lip shimmer - NIVEA Smooth Indulgence Hand Cream - free sample
Patient Registration - free herb garden
Sam's Club - KOTEX Lightdays Pantiliners - free sample
Into the Wild - read this fantastic book before the movie is relased soon.
Pay It Down! : From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day - I always thought this girl ahd great advise.. now her book is in the bargain book bin. What better time to buy?
Woodlake Men's Quarter Zip Solid Fleece Pullover - would make a great frugal Christmas gift!
Magic - this is a purchase we made this week!
Lil' Professor Baby Pacifier - what a great little gag gift for anyone with a baby!!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


If you love Halloween as much as we do, go here GooGhoul - Halloween Haunted Houses Hayrides Events to find Halloween activities in your area!!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

More Monday.....

Look for the free Swiss Miss Mousse Delights coupon in All You magazine - October Issue! - free product at Bath and Body Works!!

Awesome Freebie!!!

Go get it fast!!! Betty Crocker Warm Delights® Minis - free sample!! Just by signing up for the news letter!!!!


Dove Self-Esteem Fund - free iron ons
Purex - free sample
3M™ Print to Last Paper Free Sample - free paper sample
Intrigue - free adult sample
Ban Sweeps Page - free deoderant sample
Zostrix - arthritis cream sample - printable coupon
The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids Favorite Meals - this books has gotten a lot of talk lately!!
COTTONELLE - Special - printable coupons - printable form
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