Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Eve......

Back in my days as a nightclub manager, this was a very busy night for me. This is the busiest bar holiday of the year. For Thanksgiving, I was always assigned the rolls or something I could pick up at the mini mart on the way to Thanksgiving dinner with the family since I always worked until 4am on Thanksgiving Eve. Fast forward 12 years and life sure has changed! Tonight, I will make dinner for the family, go to piano lessons, put the Christmas sheets on DS's bed (Pike Street 135-Gram Printed Flannel Sheet Sets, Peter Penguin), pack the kids suitcases and then when the kids go to bed, DH and I will make the potato filling while listening to Christmas music and having a drink or two. Still a busy night for me but very different from 12 years ago!............... Enjoy todays freebie finds!
Woot : One Day, One Deal (SM) - don't forget Woot! They have some great deals... a new one everyday. I actually like today's!
Pantene Color Expressions - free sample
Dove® Hair Care You are 5 days from beautiful hair - more great samples from Dove
REACH® ACCESS™ FLOSSER - an oldie but a goodie!!
The following CVS deals are good for the next 3 days. (borrowed from our friends at )
NOTE: ECB = EXTRA CARE BUCKS (valued customer card program) OVERAGE OCCURS when you have coupon to accent the already ZERO COST item after ECBECB are spent in store like GC
~Deals are good Thursday November 22, 2007 through Saturday, November 24, 2007! ~
Buy 1 Bic razor at $6.99, Get $6.99 ECBs - after coupon and ECBs, FREE plus overage! (Limit 1) $2/1 printable coupon here (click on "feel inspired" and then on "promotions")
Buy 2 Ritz, Wheat Thins, or Premium crackers at $2 each, Get $4 ECBs - after coupon and ECBs, FREE plus overage! (Limit 1)
Buy 1 CVS Zipper Seal Food Storage Bags at $1.79, Get $1.79 ECBs - after ECBs, FREE! (Limit 3!!)
Buy 1 Advil PM at $4, Get $ ECBs - after coupon and ECBs, FREE plus overage! (Limit 1) $2/1 printable hereor $1/1 printable here FREE plus overage!
Buy 1 Colgate Fresh Burst Max or Total Advance at $2.99, Get $2.99 ECBs - after coupon and ECBs (Limit 3!!)$1.50/1 printable here
Buy 1 Johnson's Softwash lotion at $5.99, Get $5.99 ECBs - after coupon and ECBs - FREE plus overage! (Limit 1) $1/1 printable here or, $1/1 coupon in 10/07 Valassis insert After coupon and ECBs, FREE plus overage!
Buy 1 Softsoap Nutra-Oil Body Wash at $3.99, Get $3.99 ECBs - after coupon and ECBs, FREE plus overage! (Limit 1) $1/1 printable here
Buy 1 Excedrin 24 ct. at $3.79, Get $3.79 ECBs - after coupon and ECBs - FREE plus overage (Limit 1) Use CVS $2/1 printable here
Buy 1 Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate at $2.99, Get $2.99 ECBs - after ECBs, FREE! (Limit 1)Buy 1 Garnier Hair Color at $5.99, Get $5.99 ECBs - after ECBs, FREE! (Limit 1)
Buy 1 Enviga Sparkling Green Tea at $1.49, Get $1.49 ECBs - Free after ECB! (Limit 1)
Don't forget to sweeten these incredible deals with the $2/$10 coupons and the $5/$30 coupons!
The Dangerous Book for Boys - I am not really sure what makes this book so dangerous.
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Etched and Hand Painted Pitcher - what a classy gift at a great price!
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 - great price on this item... sshhhh, I may get it now for an upcoming wedding gift.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Product Review......

Betty Crocker Warm Delights....... so yummy!!! The above picture is of the Molten Caramel Chocolate Cake. I got it free in the mail today from a free sample sign up that I posted here. It is hard to believe that this is a microwave cake. What I like best, besides the taste, is that it was simple enough for my 9 year old DD to make for herself!! I will be on the lookout for coupons for this item!! Did you get one in the mail too? What flavor did you get and did you like it?

Go NOW!!!!!!

Win a LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara from CoverGirl! - free mascara to the first 10,000
Update: Code word is flirty. I entered my real birthdate and it told me I did not meet the age requirements. I guess that means I am too old!! I guess if you want this you need to be somewhere around 17 maybe? Anyone else get this to work?


Today is Oprah's favorite things show!!! I always love this episode!! - Friskies Dry Cat Food - free sample
Airborne Health Special Offers - On-the-Go - free sample Register Now! - free sample
Neutrogena - free full size product
Charmin Restrooms - free download of Charmin potty songs
Team Nutrilite - - free sample
Kotex® - free sample
Butter Recipe Request Form - holiday butter recipes
The Original Television Christmas Classics - I really want this set!
The Little Engine That Could Wooden Train Set - this set was made in America and a lot safer than Thomas sets that come from China. Toys made in Chine seem to be a big concern for all parents this Holiday season.
Little Tikes Shopping Cart - also made in America!
Little Tikes Workhorse - this one is American mde too!!
I Spy A School Bus (Scholastic Readers) - these are American made too!!
Toys Made In America -- Extensive list of American toy companies, brands and products - go to this site for a list of companies that have American made toys. The list is longer than I thought!
Strathwood Copper Finish Bird Feeder - this is a great gift!! Marked down from $38 to $14.99. All ages love watching bird feeders!!
sample.jpg - free sample from playtex

Monday, November 19, 2007

Hectic Monday......

We got 3 inches of snow last night.. very early measurable snow fall for us. I have a kid home from school sick today and we are leaving for vactaion on Saturday! BUT... we did get 2 trees like this 3' Pre-Lit Cedar Potted Artificial Christmas Tree Indoor/Outdoor #179956 that look awesome on either side of the garage door. However... the ones from Amazon are MUCH cheaper than the ones sitting outside of my house!! Go figure!
Free Vita Spelt Pasta - 1-800-997-7358ext. 210 - 4 oz sample is enough to feed 2 people - just leave your name and address when prompted.
Nintendo - Customer Service Wii Remote Jacket Accessory Offer - free remote jacket for your wii remote
Maternal Concepts® : Supporting women with special breastfeeding needs! - free sample
Innovage Digital Photo Keychain - this is a great gift for grandparents. Load it with your kids pictures for them!
Rubik's Cube - a classic game for a new generation. I bought one for my DD.
The Simple Solution to Rubik's Cube - I should get this for DH and I to study so DD thinks we are really smart! LOL!
Rubik's Revenge Cube 4 X 4 - a new twist to a classic game.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Weekend Update......

We are spending the day decorating for Christmas. We leave next week for Disney so I want to be ahead of the game. Here are the weekend freebies I found.
On Black Friday, Walgreens will have Tide Liquid Detergent 13-16 loads $1.99, limit 2. There was a .50 c/o in the P&G 11/4 insert. There will also be a free Gillette Venus Breeze or Fusion Power Phantom Razor free after rebate, plus use a $2 coupon from the P&G 10/14 insert for $2 overage. CoverGirl Outlast Lip Color will be $2.99 less a $1 Easy Saver c/o. Also use a $1 CoverGirl Lip c/o from 10/14 P&G insert. Final price .99. Doors open at 7am. Prices good until 2 pm. (borrowed from refundcents (link in right column)) - printable coupon - free milk shake at Arby's
P&GbrandSAMPLER - Your online source for P&G samples & coupons - get several samples at once!
New LISTERINE WHITENING® Quick Dissolving Strips - free sample
Kobalt® - The Next Generation of Tough Tools - free screwdriver
Pepcid Complete - free starter kit
Biz - free sample
Calcia™ - lasting beauty begins inside - free trial offer
VAL-PAK OFFER - coupons and samples
Special Offer - free sample of flea shampoo

Friday, November 16, 2007

Great deal on Crayola!

Fridays Freebies......

39 shopping days til Christmas!! I am doing my big shopping on Saturday. I have a big envelope full of gift cards and coupons I have collected. I am hoping to get almost all of it done in just a few hours!
BreatheRight - GMTV - free sample. these are great if you snore!!
Betty Crocker Calendar Offer - calender full of recipes - Coty Fragrance - Free Sample - free sample - Garnier Fructis Color Shield - free sample
WRX HUB - free tshirt when you click on pledge your allegiance
Salton QM2R Santa Fe 900-Watt Quesadilla Maker - great gift for anyone!
Santa Hat - For Medium Dogs - very cute for the family picture!!
A Dennis the Menace Christmas - I just bought this today and am looking to watching this with the family. We love the Dennis the Menace movies!
Untitled Document - great coupon for Christmas shopping!
Ruff Stuff Air Blasters Tek 10 Dart Blaster with Target - great for any age!!
Wilton Comfort Grip Cookie Press - I love the one I have.. makes a great gift!
Dickies Men's Signature Thermal Lined Hooded Fleece Camouflage Jacket - for the hunter in your life.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Frugal Thanksgiving......

I am going to my MIL's for dinner this Thanksgiving. We usually cook the entire meal here but this year all I have to make is the potato filling. DH and I enjoy making this together while listening to Christmas music and having a few drinks after the kids go to bed. To make the recipe a little more thrify this year I downlaoded some coupons for Target here... The sour cream and Stove top should be almost free. I do not have a Super Target but if I did I would also be loading up on cheap celery!! I normally watch the sale adds for the cheapest price on Turkey's and both Dh and I head there to get 2 turkeys. One for Thanksgiving day and one for the freezer. I used to get a free turkey every year from my grocery store but I no longer shop at a store that runs those promotions. - some great frugal recipe ideas for the meal and the leftovers! - give you a great breakdown on costs. - Thanksgiving Trivia - my kids love making these name tags to decorate the Thanksgiving table! - frugal center pieces

Thursdays Deals......

Airborne Health Special Offers - On-the-Go - freee sample
Huggies® Wipes - free sample... different from the Walmart User account PAM Professional Hot Spot - not sure what you get but looks
Get A Free Sample - - free sample for your POM Wonderful - Nov 2007 Survey Page 1 This took a while to load for me but it looks like it is worth it. Here are the details.... We are working on some new product concepts and value your input to our process.If you can spare 5-7 minutes to take our survey and provide us with some valuable feedback, we would be happy to shower you with gifts...OK, more like POM Wonderful FREE product coupons and a cool t-shirt, but hey, it's only 5 minutes. - free Lucky Lookout Get FREE cashmere fingerless gloves from Lucky! To get yours, simply buy any of these items and enter your information below, or mail your receipt to: C.Jordan, LUCKY Magazine, 4 Times Square, 6th Fl., NY, NY 10036.UPC Code: 7560901226
Tyler Florence by Mikasa Chef's White Meat Platter, 20-3/4 Inches - I love the look of this line of dinnerware. It is not cheap but it is on sale and I would consider them investment pieces. The white plates never go out of style and you can mix them with anything and they still look great! I like to add a few antique dishes of different colors to mix things up. This would look great on your Thanksgiving table!!
Saras Prints - Boys Cotton Pajamas, White - these are great for a little boy or girl. I love matching Holiday pajamas!!
The Complete Tightwad Gazette - makes a great gift!! This book is timeless!!
Hannah Montana "Best of Both Worlds" Singing Doll - great for any young girl!! - free swaddle blanket

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesdays Deals and Black Friday Ads......

Black Friday Ads for Black Friday 2007 and Black Friday Deals! - check these out!!
Wrangler® Western Wear - rebate form
Save on candles from Glade® Candles - printable coupons
Cleanse Your Way to a Clearer Face BellaSugar - Beauty, Hair, & Skin. - free sample
Rocky Water - Water Crystal Polymers - free sample
StartSampling: Country Home Magazine - free magazine Update: this offer is gone. I just went there to get it for myself. Darn!! Free Photo Frame - free photo frame
Wii - a very hot item for this Christmas season!!
Super Mario Galaxy - and a hot game to go with it!!
Leatherman 64010103K Micra Multitool - Amazon's deal of the day

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


We are a family that loves Shrek! Look what is out today!!!.......

ConAgra Presents "Shrek's Quest for the Crown" - enter to win!!
Shrek Operation - a very cool twist to a classic game!
Shrek The Third - ssshhhhh... don't tell the kids.. Dh picked this up this week.


Registration - printable coupon for cough drops - Playtex Personal Cleansing Cloths - free sample - HUGGIES Gentle Care Sensitive Baby Wipes - free sample - Degree Deodorant - free sample
Clos du Bois - Generous Pour - Age Validation - free Christmas song download - I don't know about you but I am almost afraid to buy toys this Christmas with all the recalls from things made in China. This is a site that shows you where to get American made toys. Sad thing is... there are not very many!! Hope this helps!!
NordicWare German Gingerbread House Mold - this could create hours of fun with your kids!

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Coupon!!!!

Mattel - check it out!!

Check it out!!! this site will help you find the perfect fitting jeans!! check it out!! - this place has some great games to play!!!


Save the Disappearing Bees by Planting Seeds - Burt's Bees - free seeds! - free stuff - free sample
Sign up for the Kernel Season's Kernel's Club - popcorn seasoning
Layflat Mops and MicroFiber Technologies Free Sample - micro fiber cloth
Coupons > Canine Caviar Pet Foods - another one for your dog
Dog Lovers Choice - sample for your dog!
Streuter Technologies, Inc. - Glue Film: Arts & Crafts - - free sample of craft glue
Head and Shoulders - free sample
SnapBox AV80 7-In-One Digital Video Camcorder - a very cool item.. would make a great gift to give your family!
Samsung DVD-L25 Portable DVD Player with 2.5" Screen - this is affordable enough to give one to everyone!!
Send Thanksgiving flowers & gifts from! - don't forget a hostess gift this Thanksgiving!!
My Twinn: Free Standard Shipping* on any order (*up to $20) when you pay with Bill Me Later (see full details, ends 12.27) - free shipping!!!!
High School Musical 2 (Extended Edition) - pre order now - i found a new link for Target coupons!!! Check it out!!! I found it here... ... check out how she is getting free rolls and toothpaste!!!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Free Entertainment...... - this provided us with some free and fun entertainment this evening!

Friday..... - free christmas card!! - free sample - free sample - free kit
Banana Slicer - a gift for someone who already has everything.
Eureka 431BXZ Optima Lightweight Upright Vacuum Cleaner - not a bad little item!
Apple 1 GB iPod shuffle Purple (3rd Generation) - make the perfect gift for anyone on your list and it comes in a ton of colors now!!
TAO 1.4-Inch Digital Picture Keychain (Square) - I may get this for my MIL!!
Starbucks Assortment - great for the coffee lover on your list.
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Etched and Hand Painted Dessert Bowls, Set of 4 - I think I will be getting this for someone on my list!
Webkinz German Shepherd - a new release and great for any age!!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Awesome Coupon!!!

This coupon is so great it deserves it own bolg entry!! print several and do some Christmas shopping. If this store does not sell a size you need.. head to the sock section! Do not be alarmed that they sell socks that cost $15 a pair but be happy to get them free!!


This coming Sunday will be another huge one for coupons. There will be 2 SmartSource and 2 Valassis inserts. There will be a rebate form for a free Glade Light Shows, up to $12.50, another form for an Excedrin 24 ct rebate, and a TMF form on Tums. There will be a coupon for a free can of Mighty Dog canned dog food up to .89, and a coupon for free Purina One canned dog food up to $1.50. WOW.,,c6rr989t,00.html - dark chocolate!! - green tea - free sample of parchment paper
Target has Halloween stuff marked down to 90% off. This is a great time to buy a costume for next year or a greta way to make a costume box for your kids to play dress up. That always makes a nice Christmas gift! - select several samples from P&G once you register. I qualified for 6 samples!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Free Flash Drive....

I got the following from another board. I have not tried it but my friend Stacy did. Sorry if it does not work for you.

add the flash drive to your cart.
On the next page, click "Proceed to cart and checkout"
On the next page, click the "Google Checkout $10 Off" image
Choose Budget Shipping and complete Google Checkout and the flash drive is free.You will have to enter credit card information before it zeros out the total. The $10 off with Google Checkout can only be used once. If you've already used it, this is not free. Shipping is free (7 - 9 business days) - Kingston 1GB Data Traveler USB 2.0 Flash Drive - DTI/1GBKR

Turkey Leftover....

Here is a great recipe to use with the leftover turkey later this month. It is yummy and healthy!! I found the recipe on the Mrs Dash website when I was checking it out after recieving my bzz campaign from I thought this recipe tied in perfectly to the frugal lifestyle!
Turkey Rice Soup
3 stalks celery
2 medium carrots
1 medium onion
6 cups (1.44L) low sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp. (30mL) Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend
1/2 cup (120mL) rice
2 cups (480mL) leftover turkey meat
Cut celery into 1/2" (1.24cm) pieces. Peel and cut carrots into bite sized pieces. Cut onion into small wedges.
Combine chicken broth, celery, carrots, onion and Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for one hour.
Add rice and turkey meat and simmer 25 - 30 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.
Recipe Summary:
Serves: 8
Serving Size: 8.4 Oz. (236.7g)
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hr, 25 min to 1 hr, 30 min
Nutritional Information:Calories:141 % of Calories from Fat:19 % Total Fat:3 g Saturated Fat:1 g Unsaturated Fat:1 g Trans Fat:0 g Cholesterol:30 mg Sodium:125 mg Potassium:240 mg Carbohydrates:14 g Fiber:1 g Protein:13 g
low fat, low sodium, low potassium

Wednesday's Freebies.... - free soccer ball rebate for cat liter - $10 off $30 at Bath and Body Works! - free sample - another man freebie - all about National Recycle Day

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Green Week.. Recycle Tuesday....

Here are a few ways to recycle odd items that are not allowed in your curb side recycle bin. I want to encourage you to please recycle everything you can so that the earth will be here for your grandchildren. It really takes very little effort to make a difference. - recycle old video tapes and cd's. - recycle old sneakers. - find a group in your area and give away things you can no longer use. Even mattresses! You will be suprised and what you might find for yourself. Don't be discouraged by the outrageous posts on here though! - find your local list and buy, sell, trade, give or get on the site! - fill out this form to get a free coupon!!
Love it or it's free: 59 oz Minute Maid Enhanced Juice Pomegranate Blueberry flavored 100% Juice Blend. If you don't love the product, we'll refund your purchase price. Here's how to receive your refund. Clearly print your name and complete address on a 3x5 card and send with the original cash register receipt with purchase price circled, in a #10 envelope to:
Minute Maid Enhanced Juice Offer
Box 52612
Knoxville TN 37950
Expires 2/28/08. (borrowed from Refundcents... link on the right column)
Pacific Precision Metals #77701 Steel Can Crusher (Crusher) - this will help you crush your alluminum cans for easy storage in a can outside. Recycle your can to help the enviornment and make a little cash in the process!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Cool Site!!

Visit Awesome - check it out!!

Green Week ... Monday......

Today starts Green Week. I try but I do not think I am very green. I do recycle and try to use less energy but I think I could do better. I need to make an effort to try to be better at this. Here are a few people I think are much better at it...... - they are traveling the country in a veggie oil RV trying to promote green living. - she was even looking into buying "green" jeans!!! - and she made her own grocery bag instead of using the plastic ones at the grocery store!!
I always admire those who bring their own bags to the store. Most stores even give you a few pennies off your bill if you bring your own bags. Every penny adds up in my eyes! I do like having those plastic bags I get from the store though. I use them and therefore feel like I am recycling them. I could do better though and not get them at all or only get 1 or 2 each visit and use my own bags for the rest. I posted this before but I thought it was worth repeating today since it went with the theme. Go here.. to register and recieve a free tote bag that I think would be perfect for groceries! I am willing to advertise for just about anyone if they give me a free bag!! - sign up for the vaccine education newsletter and recieve a free first aid kit. - this is one for the men! My DH would like this freebie!! - go here to find out more about cleaning your house in a way that is green friendly! - check out my ebay auctions!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sunday Tidbits.....

I am busy listing things on Ebay today to make a few extra dollars for Christmas gifts and then I will get a few hours of work in for my job today. Still no heat turned on in our house but there is a nice fire again today. We broke out the stash of Christmas movies... the season is just about upon us! DS and I are battling colds.. let's just hope they are all gone by the time we go to Disney at the end of the month!! I was able to get my hands on 4 copies of todays coupons with only buying 1 newspaper! My favorite coupon is $1.00 of any Charmin TP. I have a local chain that still sells the 4 pack of single size rolls for just a little over $1.00. That will give me several packs of TP for the price of 1!
Playtex Sport - print a coupon for $2.50 off!!
Kotex® - free sample!
Print a coupon - print a coupon here for B1G1F
This offer is in today's coupon section in some area's of the country. Spikes' All Natural Santa Fe Chunky Salsa. "The World's Best Tasting Salsa" If you don't agree it's free. If you are not satisfied with the quality of this product, please send your original cash register receipt and reason for dissatisfaction along with this label to the address below for a full refund. All requests must be postmarked no later than 3/31/08. Limit one request for each flavor per household. LiDestri Foods, Inc C/O FSC,Box 654Deer Park NY 11729 (borrowed from (link on the right hand column))
Complete Multi-Purpose - Interest Form - free sample
Bar Keepers Friend, A Friend For Life! - free sample
The Martha Stewart Holiday Collection - Martha's Classic Thanksgiving - I think Martha know how to put on one heck of a party... now we just need a frugal version of Martha!!
Thanksgiving Drooler Bib - Printed - what a cute bib!! This could be used as a filler item if you are going for the free shipping total at Amazon!!
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - this is a movie we would like to ad to our collection. A timeless classic that pleases everyone! We have been borrowing it from the library but I would like to get a copy to have here!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Weekend update.....

Today I am making a cake I got in the Target Halloween clearance for 50 cents last night. I found a Halloween icing in the pantry to go with it! Not a bad deal!! - free sample - free sample - free sample - 4 in 1 screwdriver. Could be a good addition to a stocking for the man in your life. - free tota bag. Click on English in the upper right. Could be used as a reusable grocery bag.
The great $4.50 coupon for a free package of Kraft LiveActive Cheese is still available at Scroll to the very bottom of the page: it's a green banner in the lower right. (borrowed from Looks like this one got pulled already!!

Friday, November 02, 2007


Frugal happenings of the day... I hung out a load and a half of laundry. Jeans and towels take so long to dry in the dryer so I try to hang them out when I can to save a few pennies. Also, while out running errands, I picked up a few things to make taco's for dinner (we typically eat out on a Friday night) and got a free movie from the library... also to save a few pennies. Still no heat turned on here. My usual goal is not heat until November 1st. Any day I can make it past that is pennies in my pocket! With the cost of oil right now, I need to save all the pennies I can. I will start a fire this afternoon so that the living room is nice and toasty for this evening while we watch tv. What are your frgal happenings today? to the gift registry tab & do the registry gift offer! You will get a $35 set muffin pan/dual edged bowl scraper/measuring spoons. - free year of Organic Gardening Magazine
Lee Jeans Women's Relaxed Fit Jean - mom jeans are on sale!!
NYL New York Laundry Women's Athletic Striped Baby French Terry Mockneck Kangaroo Pocket Jacket and a very nice jacket to go with them!!! This jacket would make the mom jeans a little more modern!
Revere 13 Piece Culinary Classic Set - not a bad price for this set!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Noveber 1st.......

4 big coupon papers in this Sundays newspaper! Don't miss out! free chips and salsa!! - free avon samples - take the Danactive challenge - free sample
Join the Ticketmaster group on Facebook After joining, the screen will show an iTunes code valid for 5 free song downloads, including the $1.29 drm-free songs. - 3 free music downloads
Webkinz Reindeer Limited Edition Christmas get this now before they are sold out! They are a limited edition! enter to win!{663B11A4-CDC1-47ED-BC7A-F972BE1405DF} - enter to win!
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