Friday, May 30, 2008


great price for this item!!!

Lifting up Serenity.....

Lifting Up Serenity - check this out... click on blog!


There should be 3 coupon sections is this coming Sunday's paper.

Folgers :: 2008 - free coffee
TRU Chocolate Sample - free chocolate
Sure Max Satisfaction Guarantee up to $5.99. Send NAZ, phone number, email address, reason for dissatisfaction, dated store-identified receipt with purchase price circled, and UPC written on the back of the receipt to:Sure Max Guarantee OfferDept IB081009Box 472Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Jarden Home Brands 11102 Ball Home Canning Kit - with gardening on the rise this year due to high food prices, this is a great starter kit to help you preserve some of those garden rewards. Jelly is a very simple things to start with!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Black Friday....

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when major retailers around the country discount products to help kick off the Christmas shopping season. This Black Friday ads are usually kept secret until you receive the circulars in your Thanksgiving Day newspaper. However at, we give you the advantage by showing you all of the Black Friday 2008 ads before anyone else. We also offer direct links to each product so you can purchase the items online on Black Friday without having to stand in line at the store!
bfads - This site lets people purchase Black Friday items online without the hassle of having to stand in line at the store at 5am. They also offer email alerts that let you know when new black Friday ads have been posted. They tried to make it a consumer friendly site that was useful for planning your holiday shopping last year.
I know I usually find myself outside of Best Buy at 4:30 am on Black Friday trying to get the hottest new electronic item for the best price! This site will be a gem for me! I am saving it in my favorites now so that I can search all the ads ahead of time and buy online instead of waiting in line!

Do you know the words......

Do you know the words to the rap songs your kids are listening too? Do you know if the songs they like have content you don't like? Go here Rap Lyrics to find the song your kids listen to. Read the words so you know what message the song brings. They have compiled a list of your favorite lyrics consisting of songs from your favorite old school Rap Artists to the freshest and newest released Hip Hop Artists.
Nas Lyrics - warning, some lyrics are of adult content.

Cheap Summer Activities.......

With school coming to an end, it is time to think of things to keep the kids busy this summer. Here are some cheap or free ideas.
Regal Entertainment Group: Free family film festival - free family film festival
AMC Theatres - $1.00 movies
Science News for Kids: Feature: Firefly Delight - learn all about fireflies and spend a few summer nights catching them! Even go here Firefly or Lightning Bug Printout - Enchanted Learning Software to print out a coloring page
Or here.......
Summer Movie Clubhouse - $1.00 movies
2008 Summer Reading - Barnes & Noble - summer reading program for a free book!
Story time - your local library is a great place for free summer activities. Mine even includes snack and petting zoos from time to time along with free crafts! Barnes and Noble and Borders have summer story time too.
Recipe Chic: Homemade Popsicles - check out these recipes for unique homemade popcicles.
pottery barn kids book club - summer book club for kids!
Half Price Books: Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program - summer reading program
Jungle Blast Slide - this thing is the coolest and I wish we had one but I am not spending the money on it. This looks like a lot of fun but it is not cheap or free.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Chili Cheese Dip III - Allrecipes - my friend Jill brought this to our house this past weekend. It was very yummy!!! - Recipe - Dirt Dessert - my friend Diane brought something similar to this. My kids fought over the left overs!
TheraCran®: Try Sample - free sample
SAMPLE REQUEST - great sample for crafters!! - Nature Made Liquid Softgel Vitamins - free sample - Excedrin® - free sample
Store Coupon No nonsense Offer _ get a $2.00 coupon!!
new Tums QuikPak 24 ct or larger (up to $6.99) FREE after rebate. Purchases must be dated between 5/18/08 & 6/30/08. Form must be received by 7/15/08.
"Submit a 3x5 card with your full name and mailing address along with the UPC and your cash register receipt to the following address. Mail to the following address:
Tums Cash Refund Offer
P.O Box 1356
Grand Rapids MN55745-1356

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Lots of really good freebies today!! Hope you had a great holiday weekend. Ours was a lot of fun but very busy. Time to get frugal again, especially as gas approaches the $4.00/gallon mark.
Gillette Body Wash - free sample
Kashi Seven Whole Grain Cereal Snacks Entrees - free sample
Biogolftee - Golftees from renewable wheat starch » Products » BioGolfTees - personalised and biodegredable Golftees » free s.. free golf tee (stocking stuffer for the golfer in your life!)
Women's Health Aveda - free sample - Playtex Gentle Glide - free sample - printable 40% off coupon
Capri Sun Naked Brothers Band - enter to win. Use code 8768400974. 17 and Younger!!
Home Made Simple - $31 coupon booklet - printable coupon for a FREE item!! - Clean & Clear® - free sample
COFFEE-MATE - Special Offers - free coffee mate

Saturday, May 24, 2008

My Barter List.......

I am always looking for things to trade. If you have any of the things from my list below, feel free to contact me so we can work out a trade.

Looking for.......
box tops for education
100% cotton sugar n' cream yarn
books from my list
free coupons
cricut cartridges
seed packets (no more than 2 years old)
Lang puzzles
baseball cards
American Girl doll clothing
home mailer cigarette coupons
newer Refund Cents print copies
coke rewards codes
Gently used Gameboy Advanced games
Gently used Nintendo DS games
Pepsi points

Have to trade.....
Kool aid packs
samples (make great stocking stuffers!)
scrap booking grab bag
craft grab bag (adult or child)
bird house gourd bird house
bird house gourd seeds
children's clothing
children's books
100% cotton home made dish clothes
stationary assortment
Live close? How about fresh produce or baked goods? How about items from my stockpiled pantry?
OR... tell me what you are looking for. I may have it and be willing to trade it!
garden seeds
home made gift tags for Christmas

Friday, May 23, 2008


I am a day late but I went on a 4th grade field trip yesterday with my DD. I just wanted to say Way to go David Cook! He was my favorite one in the top 12!
Today's post is late because I was at my children's school all morning helping with field day. It is very windy here today and my job was to man the parachute station. Let me just say... I am exhausted! I would love to take a nap but I have to get some work done and then head out to a t-ball game tonight.
I got another box in the mail today from Still more stuff for my Margaritaville party. Today I got a double Jimmy Buffet cd, a tshirt, bottle opener, large glass chip bowl, coaster and a banner. I think in all, I recieved over $500 in free items for this party! What a great company!!
There will not be any coupons in this Sunday's paper. There never is on a holiday weekend.
I have a very busy holiday weekend planned and do not sure I will be on line very much. I just wanted to wish all of you a happy and safe holiday. Please do not drink and drive! Also, take a moment to remember what this holiday is really for. Fly your flag proud this weekend in memory of every fallen soldier. $5 off $25 at Babies R Us - printable rebate form
It's love at first pump. Guaranteed - printable free after rebate form
EAS Registration - free nutrition bar
$5 Off $20 Coupon for 5/23/08 Sweepstakes & Promotions Walgreens - Walgreen's coupon goo 5/23/08 only!
Stayfree® Offer - Registration - free sample
Snuggle Fabric Softener & Dryer Sheets - free sample - these are great to pack for a vacation
Try Brut Shave Free*! - free sample
American Salon - free sample
User account Shine to Go Brand Station - free sample - printable coupon

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My magazine debut......

When I managed a high energy night club I would submit pictures and articles to Nightclub and Bar Magazine and they would get published. I never sent a picture of myself or gave a statement about myself. Just about the nightclub.
Today I got my All You magazine in the mail and I can be found on page 72 with a quote about how I work from home. Granted, it is not the best picture I have ever taken. My DD took it for me so maybe we can just blame it on that! Go now... check it out!!!

Need tactical products?

Then 5.11 is the place for you! They have a nice variety of tactical products to meet your needs. 5.11 Tactical Outdoors, inc was established to better serve the 5.11 Tactical customer. By carrying a huge inventory, they are able to ship most orders within 24 hrs. Emails are usually answered in a few hours.They take pride in selling the #1 brand of tactical clothing in the world and show that with their quality products and outstanding customer service.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More Wednesday.....

Be sure to check out my earlier Wednesday post here Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Wednesday.... since is is filled with lots of great stuff.

Yarrah Organic Pet Food - free sample - PULL-UPS Potty Training Pants - free sample
Consumer Electronics Clothing from Levi Strauss Signature & Jaclyn Smith Home Decor Ideas from Martha Stewart Everyday .. - free movie ticket... check out the details!
Sample Request Form - free sample
Arthritis Pain Relief Program – Keep Moving - free sample
Etsy :: Homemakingdreams :: Clothespin, Recycle Grocery Bags or Storage Bag Made From Strawberries Fabric - I just got one like this in the mail. I ordered one with watermelons all over it. Isn't it cute! I was thrilled with the price too.
Print a coupon <---- print this coupon and the $2 off coupon found here ----> A Full Cup - Coupon Generator to get a GE lightbulb for 89 cents! need cute shoes for the holiday weekend? Get 15% off with this coupon at Payless!
Movie Gallery - Coupons - free movie rental with this coupon!! - free salad dressing after mail in rebate... Hurry!!! it is short dated.

Going to Texas?

If I were going to Texas this summer, I would make sure we stopped in Orange, Texas to see the Stark Museum. They have several collections that I find interesting including Western Art, American Indian Art, Decorative Arts, and Rare Books and Manuscripts. This museum houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western art.
The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, began as a vision of H.J. Lutcher Stark and his mother, Miriam Lutcher Stark, an enthusiastic collector of art, furniture, and decorative items from around the world. Lutcher Stark developed a similar passion for collecting, with a particular interest in nature and art depicting the American West. Both Miriam and Lutcher Stark shared the desire that one day a museum in Orange, Texas, would display the works of art they collected.
The Stark Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of 19th and 20th century Western American art and artifacts in the country. The collection focuses on the stunning land, dramatic people, and diverse wildlife of the American West. The Museum also holds a significant collection of American Indian art as well as collections of glass and porcelain, and rare books and manuscripts.
Are you a home schooling family? This would an excellent educational trip! The Stark Museum of Art provides educational resources for the general public and for students, teachers, and researchers. To increase enjoyment and appreciation of the arts, the Museum uses the collections and exhibitions for object-based learning experiences.The museum offers educational programs to promote life-long learning experiences about the arts. Programs from book discussions to guest lectures provide opportunities to enhance enjoyment and understanding of the arts. Learn more about upcoming programs. Also, The Stark Museum of Art encourages children to develop an appreciation and understanding of the arts through interactive activities.

To find out more, visit the museum's website at Stark Museum of Art. I think you will find a few things that peak your interest.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


As the economy gets worse, it makes me want to read the The Complete Tightwad Gazette again. Sure, it is a little dated but, it is still filled with a ton of information you can use to live a more frugal life in tough times. I am still looking for a copy of my own. I have read it 2 times already but would love to read it again. I may just use some Pay Per Post earnings to buy a copy at Amazon. Amy really needs to come out of retirement and bring her knowledge to us in these modern times. The True Queen Of Frugal Handprints on the Wall here is a post very similar to Amy's way of thinking. If you enjoy that, go here.. The True Queen Of Frugal Series: Lessons From Butterberry Farm Handprints on the Wall for an update.

Here is the spinach DH picked in the garden yesterday. It should be about 2 weeks worth of salads for DS. We have another row that will be ready in about a week and a half. Gardening really does pay off! - Shop for SPLENDA® Products, Coffee and Tea Accessories, Cookware, Bakeware, and Gifts - free sample
LUBRIDERM®: Developed by Dermatologists for Healthier Skin - free sample
Sample Form - free sample
Save on Edge® products - Clean Home Journal™ $1.00 printable coupon
Strom Products, Ltd. - NO YOLKS Coupon Offer Form - printable 40 cent coupon
Print Your Coupon - $1.00 printable coupon for Cranergy
coupon for free quart of Ian Frozen Yogurt if you live in the New England states
coupon for free Darigold yogurt and 1/2 gallon of milk if you live in: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Alaska, or Hawaii - Playtex Gentle Glide - free sample - Excedrin® - free sample $10 gas card when you buy toys! Print the form here!!

Oh, the possibilities......

So, tonight I am looking for ideas for unique birthday party invitations for my kids upcoming birthday parties. I was thinking a recent photo of my son on the front and then all the party details inside. The possibilities are limitless!
My niece got married this past weekend. The more I thought about these cards, the more ideas I came up with. Would a picture like this one.......

.... make a great thank you card for everyone that attended the wedding. I had a very hard time getting a good picture of the newly married couple and would love it if I got one of these in the mail from them!
I also recently saw a Photo Cards on a friends kitchen table. It was not a holiday so it grabbed my attention that she just got a Photo Cards. To my surprise, it was a couple announcing the purchase of a new puppy. I just got a new puppy too but that is a little over the top for me. That couple have no children except their dogs!
Speaking of children, wouldn't these make great birth announcements! I know, many are meant for holiday cards but, you can write anything you want on these. It does not have to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Valentine's Day"!
Oh, the possibilities you have when chosing to use photo cards!!!!


More rain here in PA today. Luckily I hung 3 loads of laundry outside yesterday and I am all caught up. I continue to pick fresh asparagus from the garden. I have just about enough to fill a 2nd gallon size freezer bag full for use in the future. We filled one about 2 weeks ago too.

Summer Movie Clubhouse - cheap summer movies for kids!!
Why Milk? - Curves Caps Promotion - see how to get 3 weeks free at Curves!
Zantac - free CD with one of theses codes... 681421031035, 312547684101, 312547686655, 681421032018
2008 Summer Reading - Barnes & Noble - free book when you read 8 this summer!!
T.G.I. Friday's® Worldwide - free onion rings for Dad on Father's Day. : signup - It's flea and tick season.. get a free sample!
Arby's Rescue Brigade: Free Regular Sidekickers after 2:00PM - free food!!!
Playtex Sport - free sample$5rebate.pdf?file=mailin_$5rebate - if you buy diapers, check this out!!!
Dippin' Dots Ice Cream - free ice cream today!!! check out the details!

Monday, May 19, 2008


My kids were in a wedding this weekend. Aren't they cute!!!
This is the new addition to our family. We picked her up yesterday. Isn't she cute too!! Her name is Abby. She weighs 4.8 pounds.
Mighty Dog: Products - free can on the right hand column
Join the Kraft community! - free magazine. It is always filled with great recipes but last month it had a free salad dressing coupon too!!!
Entry Form - free sample
Money Back Guarantee x-14 money bask! Use code YYF - free panties at Macy's

Friday, May 16, 2008

Frugal Friday.....

Here is what I got at my local Surefine grocery store this am. I had $9.80 in store sales savings and $7.00 in manufacturer coupons for a total of $25.62. I went there to check out the B1G2F on the Hatfield hot dogs. For $2.69 I got 3 packs of hot dogs!! Not bad! DS was home from school sick today and he picked the Shrek mac and cheese out but even that was on sale 4 for $3.00. I had coupons for the muffin mixes, baked beans, salad dressing, soft pretzels and Nesquick. The Spray in wash will be free after a mail in rebate. All in all, I thought I got pretty much for $25.
Dove® Body Lotion - free sample - Excedrin® - free sample
Freebies 4 Mom: Coupons 4 Mom - read here to find out where to get free salad dressing. I used my coupon this morning!!
Print Your Coupon - here is a freebie at Taco Bell!
Kroger - free samples
Redbox Codes - Get Free Movie Rentals from Redbox Inside Redbox- go here to get a long list of codes to get free movies from the "Red Box"!! I used one on Wednesday for the first time and it was very easy. DH tried to return it for me last night and the box would not take it. When He got home, I called the number on the DVD and he could tell by his computer that the box was full and gave me credit for an extra day. Very good customer service!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thrifty Thursday.....

3 large coupon sections in this coming Sunday's paper!! This is usually a great time of year to stock up on things like mustard, hot dogs and soda. They are always on sale for the upcoming holiday weekend. My local Surefine store has a sale on hot dogs - b1g2f!! The sale starts tomorrow - I will be checking this one out. - printable rebate form for Wish Bone dressing. Watch the dates on this! It is for 3 days only! - printable rebate form for Pepcid
Hit The Preschool Trail with New Teddy Grahams Trail Mix - free sample on the bottom right corner - VIVA Paper Towels - free sample
Ghirardelli :: Made of Honor Movie Tickets - find out how to get a free movie ticket

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hump Day.....

I had the best mail day yesterday! First the UPS man brought this Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker™ - Margaritaville® official site to my door. Free from!! Along with it came another huge box full of accessories and party items. Then the mail man dropped this Cordless Telephone with Call Waiting Caller ID and Digital Answerer - Black (which I desperately needed after my died in a power outage) and this Battleship/Connect 4/Sorry/Trouble (for my DD's birthday) both free from with credit I earned from being an affiliate. Then I got a paycheck in the mail... (I earned that but still adds to the excitement!). Just when I thought it was all over, DD came in from the school bus with a box she found on the front porch from DSL with this Emergen-C Vitamin C Fizzy Drink Mix, 1000 mg, Raspberry, 0.3 Ounce Packets (Pack of 36) free from All I want to know is where the heck was the Fed-Ex man?
Lots of printable mail in rebate today. I printed several to do for myself. They are a great way to try new products for free and help your grocery budget!! - free stain remover after mail in rebate - printable mail in rebate - laundry detergent free after rebate printable form - up to $13.99 back!!! I am going to buy the largest one I can find!! - free peanut butter after printable mail in rebate!!;jsessionid=AC94F8EFD57647F8E75E5E604F1F888F.vipa-02a 10 free music download after mail in rebate from Jolly Time popcorn
Gas-X - free sample
mighty. small. - free sample
TAMPAX : UPGRADE U - free sample
Money Saving Mom: Wal-Mart: Free travel-sized Kotex and more! - look how this mom is getting lots of free stuff at Walmart. And then check out this post Money Saving Mom: This week's $40 grocery trip and menu - and see how she will feed her family for just $40 this week... complete with menu!
Martini Gold » Quiz - free tshirt
Don't miss the mail-in form for Honey Bunches of Oats in last (5/11) Sunday paper coupon insert! "Send in 5 coupons from any other cereal brands (other than Honey Bunches of Oats) and receive a coupon for a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats." Final price is the new cost of a stamp: .42! I mailed mine this morning.
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Buy Coffee Beans Online - free iced coffee on May 15th.
~-:¦:-•:*¨What food items are super cheap or free at walmart right now? ¨*:•.-:¦:-~ - Hot Coupon World - great link to read. It is a list of things you can get free or very cheap at Walmart after coupons.
check out all the blogs!!

The Adventures of Sarcasta-Mom: Being Broke 101 - go check out this blog to see how she describes the difference between being frugal and being broke.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tightwad Tuesday.....

DH started carpooling to work today. I hope this works out for him. He is used to just getting in his car and going whenever he wants so, this may be a bit of an adjustment for him. Gas hit $3.75 here yesterday. I think that was what made him finally decide to do it.
This past weekend we stopped at 2 garden centers to look for flowers for the pots on my deck. The first place had no geraniums at all. The 2nd place had them but, they were $3.50 each!! 2 Years ago I paid 99 cents each and last year they were a little higher but still under $1.50 each. I refuse to pay $3.50 each! I will just keep looking!
DH grew almost all out garden plants from seed in our basement under grow lights. While at the garden center, we looked at the prices of tomato plants. Last year, they were $1.99 for a 6 pack. This year, they are $1.99 for a 3 pack! 100% price increase! We have some for sale, at the end of our driveway, for much less than that!
The kids and I woke up with a cold today. We all had one of these... First Aid Refill - Cold-Eze Cherry Flavor Lozenges plus the kids had one of these.... One-A-Day Kids Scooby-Doo! Complete Multivitamin/Multimineral Chewable Tablets, 50-Count Bottles (Pack of 3) along with some OJ. We are trying to "nip it in the bud"! DS can not take over the counter cold medicine so we have learned a few things that work for us.

Free Sample - free sample for your pet
New-Formula Dial® Antibacterial Soap - free sample
Prilosec OTC© - 24-Hour Heartburn Relief with One Pill a Day* - free sample master - free plant markers - Frizz-Ease Weather Works and Creme Serum - free sample
Tetley Tea - printable refund form

Monday, May 12, 2008

More freebies......

Ulltra Skincare - Pioneers in Personal Maintenance free shaving cream sample - get mascara free after this mail in rebate
Get Ballzee – Golf accessories, golf equipment, golf apparel, golf balls, corporate and promotional custom imprinting - free ball washer

WHATCAMEFIRST.COM - get a free sandwich on May 15th!!!
Häagen-Dazs® - free ice cream on May 13th!!!!
Print Your Coupon - Dr Pepper coupon to print
Click here to receive a $2/1 coupon by mail on Nylabone for dogs. Walmart carries Nylabone for $2.58. Final price is .58.

Football Picks.....

Do you like to guess who will win football games in the fall? Are you like me and know little about the teams but still want to beat your husbands picks? Check out nfl picks for the help you need to win!! No one will ever know you had a little help when you win the office football pool. Go now to nfl picks and check it out!!!


I hope everyone had a great mothers day!! We had a very busy weekend here. DH planted the last of the garden. We have over 20 tomato plants and over 10 pepper plants along with many other veggies. Most is for our own consumption but we do sell some in a little stand at the end of our driveway.
This morning I was up early and made chocolate chip muffins, chocolate pudding and low fat dip for veggies. Helps a little on the grocery budget. Buying those items in the store costs a heck of a lot more.
NO COST CORAZONAS CHIPS - GO HERE - I was able to print 2 by hitting the back button!STORE LOCATOR -
Snuggle - You'll love the fabulous scents! - free sample
Contact Us About the Don’t Bite Me! Patch - free sample
Why Accent - Accent Energy - free lightbulb - use code EARNRWG
Redken - Curly Hair Sampling - free sample
Try a Bag Free - free sample
Dove® - free sample
Doggy Delightz - Home - free sample - B1G1F printable coupon
Free mom's kit from Johnson & Johnson, for new moms and dads. 1-866-565-2229 Press 1.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Car rental......

Traveling somewhere this summer without your car? Check out rent a car to see their great prices and what they have to offer. They have car rentals starting at just $19.99 a day!! Suv and mini van rentals also available!
Flying to Florida or Vegas? Would having a car rental would make your travel much easier? Then check out Advantage Rent A Car to see what they have to offer. They even have a frequent renter program for those who travel often. Members of certain organizations and industries receive special rates on providing proof of their membership.
The last time I rented a car, I was in Florida with my friend Becky. She left her sandals behind by accident. So, if you rent a car in Florida, please let me know if you find Becky's sandals.


Oh my goodness... Mrs Duggar is expecting number 18!! I actually like this family although they have their own little oddities but don't we all. I would imagine she does not have to push very long to get a baby out after 17 births. The Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Family
beinggirl - free sample
AVEENO® Skin Care Products - free sample - free sample of eyedrops

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Thursday Late Night.....

I spent the day at our state capitol with my DD's 4th grade class. I had a great time but was very happy to get home and be with just my own children.
Tampax® free sample
Complimentary Vitamin Sample Request - vitamin sample

Renuzit TriScents......

Go here semi-finalist gallery to vote for you favorite contest finalist and help Renuzit select the $20,000 grand prize winner. You can also print a coupon, while you are there, to use on your next purchase.
Renuzit® TriScents™ fresheners, the newest line of electric scented oil air fresheners, gently renew your home with 3 harmonious scents in one convenient product. Available in two distinct fragrances, Seaside Breezes™ and Morning Meadow, each contains three scented oils that continuously transition throughout the day to create a longer-lasting, always enjoyable renewed scent.
Renuzit® TriScents™ air freshener is the perfect complement to any room, enabling everyone to transform the mood of their home for an affordable price. From relaxing ocean waves to rolling fresh meadows, choose between two distinct fragrance themes Seaside Breezes and Morming MeadowsWith three separate settings, consumers can control the intensity of the fragrance delivery for as much or as little scent as they desire. Through controlled release and scent transitions, homeowners won’t have to worry about scents disappearing, and Renuzit® TriScents™ air fresheners last up to 60 days (on lowest setting).
This one is my favorite!

You can just feel for this little girl and the smells she is suffering through. You have until June 7th to vote. You can even vote one a day, every day until then. Find who you think deserves to win the most and award them this $20,000 prize!! Go here semi-finalist gallery today and vote!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Stock23 - Our Gift to you - not sure about this one but I think it is worth a shot!
Sweat Block - free sample

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cheap cereal.....

Kraft - LiveActive - What's New - $3.00 off 1 printable coupon!!

Social Sparks.....

SocialSpark is a new money making opportunity for bloggers. Just like pay Per Post, SocialSpark lets you sign up with advertisers for a set amount. Once you blog about that subject, you report it back to Social Spark and that's it. They will check out your post to make sure it meets all the requirements, approve it and then you wait 30 days to get paid. It's that simple! What a simple way to make a few extra dollars for blogging!! (Just like this post!) These type of opportunities help you earn some extra money to buy gas, groceries or something fun like you normally would not buy.
With social Sparks, you create a profile and have friends check it out. It is almost like Myspace meets Pay Per Post. You can go here to see my profile. I have spent a little time on this site so I thought my profile was the easiest to show you.
What I like about Social Spark is that it is another great money making opportunity for bloggers like me.
What I dislike about Social Spark is that it is not very user friendly. I think the site needs a little fine tuning in order to keep people coming back. I found it a little hard to figure out what to do and where to find the information I needed.

Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: My Disclosure Policy....

Phone cards.......

Are you tired of your phone carriers long distance rates? Have no long distance calling on your phone?? Here is a solution for you phone cards. Phone Cards Avenue offers a great and affordable way to save money on long distance bills. All you do is simply make your call by calling the provided access number and entering your phone card PIN when asked. When prompted to enter destination number, simply put 011 + country code + phone number if you're calling international destination and simply put 1 + Area Code + Number if you're calling domestic within USA. Simple right?
Prepaid Phone Cards are a great way to save money on long distance bills. Finding and buying a cheap phone card or calling card online can be frustrating. We make this daunting task easy with our pre-sorted international calling cards. Our phone cards & calling cards not only offer great voice quality but also great value! Start saving on long distance calling by selecting country that you call the most on the right and get your suitable calling card.
As soon as your online transaction is approved, you will receive an email with the Access numbers, PIN and Dialing Instructions. Simple! No waiting for your card in the mail. And right now this month you can get 3% back on every purchase made. The Cash Back reward program is totally FREE! Cash Back reward program offers you 3% cash back on your Present and Future purchases. More savings! They even have live support on their website if you should incur a problem or question you need answered. Phone Cards Avenue carries the most variety of long distance phone cards in the market. They have the best rate long distance international & domestic phone cards on the Internet. Look no further check out Phone Cards Avenue and get your phone cards today!!
Phone Cards Avenue offers...
* Lowest rates in the market
* Highest call quality
* Friendly customer support
* Instant PIN delivery
* Safe & secure shopping

Free Books...... is a great place to get free books! You list all the books you want to get rid of. After you list 10 books, you earn credit to recieve books for free from other members. Every time you mail a book to someone you earn another credit. To date, I have mailed 36 books and recieved 35 books. I currently have 36 books listed and 40 books on my wish list(waiting for people to list them).
If you liek to read, this is a great way for you to get free books. Check it out!

Target Deals.....

**Lay's Cracker Crisps are on sale for $2.50. Use with $1/1 Man. coupon. Stack with $1/1 Target Coupon. Final Price: $0.50

**Lipton to Go single packs (4 sticks) are $0.99. Use with $1/1 Target coupon. Final Price: Overage! -$0.1

**Honey Nut Cheerios (Single Serving Bowl) is $0.97. Use with $1/1 man. coupon. Final Price: Overage! -$0.03

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Bed bugs.....

Every summer, for the last few years, the local news does a story on bed bugs living in hotel mattresses. Every year, when we go vacation, the first thing I look at in our hotel room is the mattress. Go here bed bug bites to see what to look for.
They are a terrible things to have. You could easily take them home with you and infest your won house. On the news, they show people with terrible bite marks and rashes on their bodies.
This site bed bug bites will tell you how to get rid of them at home once you have them. Get all the facts now!!

Cinco de Mayo......

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Friday, May 02, 2008

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Lots of Pictures.....

I read many blogs each day while I sit here doing my Dr office phone calls. It keep me sane! Today, I read here
The Natural Mommy » It Works For Me, But I’m Open To Suggestions and here Gluten Free Frugal: Storing Spices about how they store their spices. I thought I would play along too. here is what works for me.......
This is the back of the door to my spice cabinet. I bought this rack when we moved into this house because I was determined I was going to be more organized in this house. This has worked out great!!
This is the bottom shelf in the cabinet. I have racks in here that look like steps so I can see what is behind the front row. It is not as good as I had hoped but it still works ok for me. I keep the most used stuff in the front row. There are probably a few things in the back row that should be thrown away but what if I need them? i have samples of Mrs Dash under the rack as well as a pack of straws.
How do you store your spices?

I was out running errands today. One stop was a local grocery chain to use some coupons. Look what I remembered to use today.... my cloth bags!! Yeah! I even bought the 2 green ones at the store to add to my collection since they were only 99 cents each. They are already back in my car!

Here is what I bought with coupons. This is everything I can home with. The total before sales and coupons was $56.92. Minus $4.10 in store sales and $33.76 in coupons and I paid $19.06 out of pocket! Great trip for a mostly real food shopping trip!! Wish me luck on that soy milk! I got them for 25 cents each after the printable coupons. I think the regular one I am going to sneak into the gallon of milk in the fridge. I was hoping thDH and DD would like the Vanilla one. I may just let them try both before trying to be a sneak.
I also had an appointment at an outgrown shop so they can sell my kids summer clothes from last year. They are very picky and are sometimes hard to deal with but it is extra money! They had $11.75 for me from last seasons sales. I bought all these items for $24.59. I have been having a problems finding cheap used clothing this year for my kids to wear to play in even after going to many yard sales. So, while this is not as cheap as I like to get things, it is still cheaper than buying new. I got 3 pairs of jean shorts, a jean skort, 3 tops, 2 puzzles and a book.


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