Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day weekend.......

These are the great items I got in the mail last week. The Swifter was the best!

Dove® Body Lotion - free sample
Wine Glass Name Tags - Sample Request Form free!!
The Wink Toy Company :: Account Details free Bittywink!
beinggirl - free samples
Get outside and Get Your Move On with energetic ideas from Kellogg's® free soccer ball with upc's
Print Your Coupon $1.00 printable coupons for salad dressing get a free tote from Energizer try them free after this mail in rebate

Friday, August 29, 2008

Trade anyone?

I have 40 - 40 cents off 1 20oz Diet Pepsi Max and these coupon are able to be doubled. I will gladly mail them to anyone that can use them. Just send me an email to with Pepsi Max in the title. What do I want in return? A few Coke or Pepsi codes would be wonderful but really, I just want to see someone be able to use them.
Update: These are gone.

Friday.... - free after rebate form for Duncan Hines Cake - COTTONELLE Moist Wipes & Toilet Paper - free sample
Chevron Mileage Tips Trivia _ free $5 gift card!! Only open to 24 states so check it out across the bottom. PA is not one of them.
Pledge® Multi Surface Spray & Wipes - free sample
Living [Frugally] Well - interesting blog I found today
Suburb Sanity - this blog made me laugh!
"Truth Breeds Hatred" ~Bias of Priene, Maxims - this update might turn the disbelievers into believers!
Homemade Lye Soap - Lye Soap - Lard lye Soap - free sample
Contact Form - Personal - free Ice/Hot pack
InStyle Insider AVEENO® ACTIVE NATURALS® Entry Page - free tote bag with upc's
AVEENO® Skin Care Products - get an Aveenocoupon here to go with the form above!
AVEENO® Skin Care Products - get a free sample here
Just for Men - Touch of Gray Free Trial - free after rebate form

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Something got over the fence around our garden and destroyed our indian corn crop. We used this corn and stalks for fall decorations. We will be able to salvage some of it but the biggest loss are the beans that were growing up the corn stalks. They were beans that we dry and store for beans soups. We are pretty sure it was raccoons. UGH!

Then, I went to take a shower last night while my DS was playing in the tub. After my shower, I yelled down the hall "are you ok?". He yelled back "Yes, I am just shaveing!" I thought nothing of it since he has one of these... Li'l Shaver's Shaving Kit: Featuring the Mock 5 and loves to play with it. I proceeded to get dresssed and work my way down the hall to the other bathroom where I found him with real shaving cream on his face and pieces of his hair (that used to be attatched to his head!) on his face. I say "what did you do?" He explained to me, his razor did not work so he grabbed this... Gillette Venus Embrace Razor and shaved for real! Yes, I know, my razor should have been out of reach but, it really was hidden and was never a problem before in his 7 years of life. Now I have to hide that razor in a better spot and hope I remember where it is when I want to shave again! DH also had to fix DS's sideburns since he did a pretty good job on them with the real razor! Political Action: Free Obama/Biden stickers! - free Obama pin. Even if you do not like him, this is a great collector's item. A little piece of history! - Tampax Pearl with LeakGuard - free sample
Birds Eye Voila!® Moms We Love - click here to get a free Blockbuster rental
Chick-fil-A® - Chick-n-Strips™ Giveaway - free chicken on Labor day!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Get a Free Coupon :: Tree Hugging Cats :: Sponsored by Yesterday’s News® - get a free coupon for cat litter - get a free subscription to Muscle & Fitness
Claim Your COMPLIMENTARY Subscription! - American Cheerleader subscription
Events & Promos free tshirt with upc's
Get Real, Get Red Square Vodka - free ice tray
Made in Eureka - free deodorant
Head and Shoulders - free sample
Aquafresh free sample

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday....

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

This is how many tomatoes we pick every few days. For Tackle it Tuesday, we took this mountain of tomatoes, put it through on of these.... Breville BJE200XL 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain and got this......

... home made tomato juice. mail in rebate shared with us by Penny in KY
Print Your Coupon - B1G1F Sierra Mist - Gain With Baking Soda - free sample - get a free Barnes and Noble gift card with this rebate form
Kotex Sample Program Promotion Sweepstakes & Promotions Walgreens - free sample

Monday, August 25, 2008


School starts tomorrow for us!! I do not want to sound too excited but YIPPEE!!!! The kids are just as excited as I am! Part of me will really miss them but part of me is looking forward to having some time to myself!!
The big reason I am happy kids go back to school this week... I talk to 200 people a day, reminding them of a Dr. appointment. 1/3 of those call is talking to the kids in the house. Young kids like to refuse to get an adult because they want to talk on the phone too. I have learned that very few children under the age of 5 can say pediatrics correctly. Then there are the teens. No matter what I say to them, every teenager says "what?". When I repeat it, they start talking over me or hand the phone over to a parent who only heard half of what I said so now I get to say the whole thing over for the 3rd time!
Why not ask for the parent in the first place? I do if I think I have a child but so many kids say they are not home even when I can hear the parent in the backround. I have also asked at least 10 parents a day if their mom or dad are home.
I found this post from Chris..... The fossils are probably the bones of people who died waiting to be seen who tells what it is like to be on the recieving end of one of these calls.

Free Eraser Set - - free eraser
Kotex Sample Program Promotion Sweepstakes & Promotions Walgreens - free sample As Real As You Can Get - free sports card
Always - free sample - Playtex Sport - free sample
ARM & HAMMER - ESSENTIALS™ - free after rebate printable form

Redbox free movie rental code of the day... X4N19P. Use it today only for a free rental at any Redbox!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Birthday gift.....

We are going to a birthday party tomorrow afternoon. This is what DS insisted on getting for his friend! I would like to publicly apologize to the mom!!!

Blog Trip.....

Lawn Signs......

I was looking for a place to get some signs to advertise my roadside veggie stand when I came across this... lawn signs. Not only do they look great but they are on sale!! Use coupon code YardSigns25 to get 25% Off Yard Signs!! What a deal!!
These would also make great yard sale signs. Make something generic like "yard sale this Saturday" and it will be timeless and look great at the sale time!
Have a small business and want to advertise cheap but effectively? These signs would be great!
These signs start at just $11.99, are printed on high quality corrugated plastic and come in as little as 3 days! They have over 300 designs for you to choose from!
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Claim Your COMPLIMENTARY Subscription! - free magazine! - Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs - free sample – Samples & Offers - free sample
Sunsilk. Make your hair happen. - free sample
Protectant Direct Sign Up Today - free glove box organizer - printable form - printable form
Pittsburgh near top in coupon clipping - check out this coupon article

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Our family has been very busy this week with last minute back to school stuff, cheering practice, getting in those last minutes for the summer reading program and attending a Bruce Springsteen concert. Next week, things will return to normal!

Neutrogena® Pink Grapefruit - free sample Register Now! - for your dog!
Print Your Coupon - pizza roll printable coupon
Print Your Coupon - stayfree coupon
ARM & HAMMER - ESSENTIALS™ try me free form!
McDonald's - Face the Glory - get a coupon!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday...... - SCOTT Bathroom Tissue and Paper Towels - free roll of toilet paper!!
Home Made Simple® - free Cascade Rinse agent!
Snausages® Dog Treats - Best Dog Treats for Training & Everyday - free dog treat
Free Samples, Coupons, Sweepstakes and Savings From P&GbrandSAMPLER, a Member Benefit of P&G Everyday Solutions - free samples
Buy one box of Ziploc® Brand Big Bags, get one free!** - printable coupons..... even though they are plastic, these make great storage bags.
Apple iPod shuffle 1 GB Green (2nd Generation) - I am going to order this by the end of the week for my DS for Christmas.
LeapFrog® Tag Reading System - this should be a popular Christmas gift this year!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I bought 4 dozen ears of corn this morning for $1.00 a dozen! What a find!!I will clean this and freeze it tonight!! I love fresh corn in the winter!!
Onions from the garden are drying in the garage..........

right next to the fresh garlic that is also drying.
..: Snausages SnawSomes ::.. free sample
Take the Skincare Quiz from Murad on - free sample
Today's free code for a Redbox movie is 65QM89.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Weekend deals.....

Fresh veggies anyone? This is just what is left of this mornings harvest after we loaded our roadside veggie stand with boxes to sell. Guess we will be eating some more tomatoes for dinner tonight! DH is also going to try this - Recipe - Zucchini Pickles for the first time. - Paloma - free sample
Bounce Awakenings Free Sample - free sample
Astroglide X Sample - free sample - free Charlie Brown DVD for 3 UPCs from any BirdsEye Voila product
Yoplait - Products - Yoplait Kids _$1.50 printable coupon for kids yogurt

Friday, August 15, 2008

I won an award!!

Thanks to Fun Being Frugal, I won this award! Yippee! I do have not won very many things in my life. I am proud to have been thought of!
As part of my award, I need to nominate 5 other blog. WHAT! - Only 5? How can I only pick 5? I read so many! Well, here are just 5 of the very many that I read......
1. Living Easy - - she posts a great mixture of deal, meals and fun!
2. Common Sense with Money - I read this blog faithfully! Many months ago, her diaper stash impressed me since it was larger than the one I had when my kids were in diapers!
3. Homeschooling Four - this woman bargain shops, diets, home schools and finds time to blog!!
4. Coupon Saving Family - seems like she may be my long lost sister!!!
5. The Whole Family - another stay at home mom trying to stay sane! She has a great blog too!!!

Here are the rules for passing on this award:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog

I hope everyone takes a moment to check out 5 of my favorite blogs!!!! Yeah me for being nominated too!!!


LG Voyager Black Phone (Verizon Wireless) - my new toy!!
Asi 60320 - free hand warmer samples. I am excited about this one! We have tickets to a Dec. Steelers game... I think these will come in handy! - shampoo sample
Cascade Sweepstakes and Offers - enter to win a new dishwasher! - free Quaker Birthday Party Kit for UPCs from 4 boxes of Quaker Chewy Granola Bars or Quaker Granola Bites. Includes t-shirt and goodie bags.
become a member - sign up and get a free sippy cup or thermal freezer bag
Michaels ~ The Arts and Crafts Store get 20% off at Michaels!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I stopped at CVS this morning after gymnastics class to use a few coupons. All this was $15.47 before coupons and only $4.48 after coupons. I also walked out with $3.00 in ECB to use next time. Not the best but still pretty good.
Here is how I did it.....
*Alavert - $5.99 on sale minus $4.00 internet coupon plus get $3 ECB when you buy
*50ct CVS Ibuprofen - $3.99 minus $3.49 from free 24 ct coupon I got last week
*Soft Soap body wash - $5.49 minus $1.50 CVS coupon
PLUS.. I had $2.00 in ECB from my last week's trip.
The store was out of the 12 and 24 count Ibuprofen I was supposed to get free with my August rewards coupon and it was expiring today so I asked the cashier if she would take the amount off the higher count and she said sure - with a smile too!!! Thanks nice CVS cashier!!!

DenTek — Special Offers - free sample
Dryer vent safety check tool order form for checking clothes dryers - dryer vent tool kit
Right at Home - Ziploc sample pack
Coupons - great Bic coupons for back to school

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday.......

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I forgot to take the before picture but my kitchen island was a sea of fresh tomatoes, red onion, and peppers. Now.... Yummy... I have 3 containers of garden fresh salsa this morning! What a great way to use up the sea of tomatoes. It makes my mouth water just to look at it!
diced tomatoes
died peppers
diced red onions
dried cilantro to taste
garlic salt to taste
Serve with a bag of low fat tortilla chips and you have a healthy snack (although, I eat it as a meal!)

FREE SAMPLE Menstrual Pack: LilliPads w/Flow Alert - free sample - Aerpostale coupon for 8/14 -8/17
BPA Free - Medela - free bottle for those who breast feed
Post-it® Notes Driving for Sustainability - free sample of recycled post its!! Way to go green Post Its!
P&G Everyday Solutions - take a survery, get a book of coupons

Monday, August 11, 2008

Is Ben Stiller wrong?

Go here....Once Upon A Time There Was A Retard…. and read the post at 5 minutes for mom. It is a post from a special needs mom about the new Ben Stiller movie. What are your thoughts on the subject?

Cute story.....

We got one of these..... Odesa Fire Bowl this past weekend. Saturday night we all sat around it relaxing, have a few beverages and roasting marshmallows to make s'mores. DS must have had a very good time because on Sunday he announced to us.... "When I marry Alexis ( a friend of his big sister), we are going to sit around a fire on Saturday nights too!"

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Monday deals......

I got all this for $3.85 after coupons. I had 2 free coupons from sign ups, free items with 3 kraft product coupons and a few high value coupons from emailing companies. The kool aid was on sale 10/$1.00 so I got 15 so they would count as my buy 3 kraft items and for that I got the cheese, hot dogs, wheat thins, crystal light and salad dressing all free! These items will help my pantry look full again!

Yes, I did buy other groceries but I did not really think you would want to see all my groceries. I used several other coupons for my regular groceries and a few were even printed from the internet. This was the store I emailed to ask them to start taking internet coupons. I am happy to say, they accepted the coupons with no problem at all. Yeah!!

I also saved 24 cents by using my own bags today too!! - KOTEX Pads, Liners and Tampons - free sample
Gatorade Instant Win 1-888-216-4477 - One phone call per day. No code needed--ends September 14, 2008 First Prizes (100): 1 Year supply of Gatorade, Second Prizes (500): $15.00 Target Gift Card - printable form - printable coupon
Print Your Coupon - kids yogurt printable coupon
HEINZ® Home Style Gravy - Coupon - printable gravy coupon - SmartCakes - free sample

Blogger: Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend - Edit Post "Monday deals......" - check out how this woman cooked once for a weeks worth of meals!
Living Easy: KOOLICKLES - I never saw this method of using up Kool Aid before!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Weekend update...............

Print Your Coupon - free 20oz SoBe water when you buy a Pepsi 12 pk. (Use the coupon and then email the Pepsi code to me!)
Dogster - Febreze Air Effects Pet Odor Eliminator - get the Febreeze pet pal pack
Energizer - printable form
Bar-S - Satisfaction Guaranteed - get the satisfaction guarantee details here

Friday, August 08, 2008


This will be our next big purchase. We lose power for a few days each winter so this will come in handy. One year it happened on Christmas day with a house full of company and a big snow storm that quickly moved in on us. We will be more prepared from now on!

Go here to enter several giveaways!!

Gabi's World: Beyond Ordinary Blog Carnival ~ Ogre Wisdom - I love this post. I think we could all learn a lot from Shrek and Donkey!!

Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter - looks like a good tell all from a waiter. Will you ever want to eat out again after reading this? I was a waitress for about 6 years after I graduated from high school. I have personally witnessed things that are similar to his stories but am proud to say, I never did these things myself.

Contact Blue Bunny - I went here and sent an email with comments about their products and received a free item coupon in return.
Contact List - sent compliments to this company and received three 50 cents off ketchup coupons
Zatarain's - A New Orleans Tradition Since 1889 - emailed this company with compliments and received two 50 cent off coupons. - I love this post too!!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Search Engine Marketing.......

BeyondROI, a leading provider of performance based digital marketing solutions, has been selected by Goldline Research as one of The Most Dependable(TM) Search Engine Marketing Firms of the United States for 2008. This list will be published in the August 2008 issue of INC. Magazine.
Their investment in technology ensures that they continue to deliver the highest return on investment for their clients. They continually invest in specialized technology to manage accurate, high-volume marketing efforts and comprehensive campaign tracking.
BeyondROI's extraordinary technologists and engineers have extensive hands-on experience building proprietary systems that drive the highest value for their clients.Their custom-developed BeyondTracking™ system enables us to track and report on all campaigns they manage, and to provide all clients full transparency as to how their campaigns are performing.
BeyondKeywords™, a semantically-driven keyword generation system, provides extensive keyword research capabilities to marketers to ensure pinpoint accuracy when developing campaigns.
BeyondROI has also developed advanced profiler technology, used to leverage client's existing website content to improve their sites' positions within each search engine's organic search results.
Never satisified with merely the status quo, their cutting edge technology team is constantly innovating technologies to drive the highest value and ensure the most return on marketing investment for clients.
Read more about them in this press release.


I stopped at CVS this morning to buy a few things. My receipt says I saved $14.69 today with sales and coupons but I still spent $17.32. It was all things I use though so I guess it was not as bad as it sounds. I did get my free coupon for the month of August... I got free 24ct of CVS brand Ibuprofen. I love getting free stuff but.. it expires next week already!! UGH! With gas prices as high as they are, I just do not get to CVS as often as I used to. I will have to make it a point to stop next Thursday after DD's gymnastic class.

Print SCOTT® Coupons for Toilet Paper and More $1 printable coupon - printable coupon
Always - free sample
Pedia-Pop®: Travel-Friendly Electrolyte Powder - free sample
Totally Toddler® - Can't Totally Toddler®? - get a coupon for a free bottle!!
DigiLake - Free Digilake's Post-Its - free post its - Oatmeal Crisp - free sample - printable refund form

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Request your coupon from Iams - free dog food from Iams
Free Film Developing Offer W Photo Walgreens - coupon for free film developing at Walgreens today only! No digital... old fashion film only!
Right @ Home™ - sign up for another SC johnson gift pack
StartSampling: Family Circle Magazine - 2 free issues

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


HERSHEY®'S CHOCOLATE WORLD® Attraction - we had a Dr appointment in the area yesterday so we stopped here to have some fun. My kids especially loved the 3D show amd the chocolate samples!!
Print Your Coupon $1 off cheerios $5 off Iams dog food at Target. Combine this with a manufacturer's coupon and get a great deal. Go for the smallest bag possible to get the best deal!

Monday, August 04, 2008


This past weekend we picked peaches, green beans, tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, peppers, onions and carrots. I love my garden!!! - Benefiber Sticks - free sample
Nature's Cure - printable coupon - get a lunchbox with proofs of purchase!
redbox - get a free movie rental
Distinctively Dole™ Instant Win Game - go win some salad!!!
Gobble Blog: Free Groceries at Kroger after mail in rebate (a lot) Tues ONLY - this is a must read if you shop at Kroger!!
Target/Gatorade Call-In (9/14/08) - enter to win.. call 1-888-216-4477 1x per day Void in Alaska & Hawaii
Allure August Sampling - free sample - free sample
Giveaway! - hat and cap giveaway!
For This Brood, It's Chaos Times 8 - - oh looky more media for this bunch!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Weekend Update......

Huggies Special Offer - Martha Baby Steps - free sample
CVS Pharmacy Coupons Free Gift Extra Care Card August  Free In Store Special Offer - get a free gift in August!!!
NIVEA LIP CARE THINKS YOU ROCK! - NIVEA - bottom of the page for the freebie!
Age Reform® Intensives Sample Request () - free sample
Free Offer for Family Circle - 2 free issues
Bottle Strong USA, Inc. - free bottle opener
Free 46 oz Bottle of V8 Fusion Free 46 oz Bottle of V8 Fusion Text "Fusion" to 467467V8 v-Fusion juice is back in stock along with our apologies. We want to make it up to you. Grab your cell phone and TEXT the word FUSION to 467467 for your FREE 46 oz. bottle*.*Limited to the first 10,000 text messages received. Promotion ends 8/15/08. Standard messaging rates apply.
We love this juice in our family. It is a great way to get extra veggies and fruit into your kids diets!!
Coffee Pot People: INSTANT SCREEN DOOR FOR PENNIES - this is a great post that you should check out if you are having fly problems!!

Back to school shopping - online!

It is that time again ..... back to school shopping!! With gas prices as high as they are, it may be cheaper to just shop on line and have things delivered to your door. Our family has such a hectic schedule that is sometimes just easier to shop late at night online and have everything delivered! Many places even offer free shipping with a minimum purchase. Before you shop on line, make sure you know all about online coupons for your favorite stores! Here are a few places offering coupons this back to school season........

Limited Too coupons - we buy jeans for DD here cause they fit her better than any others!
Gap coupons - this is where DS's jeans come from!
Old Navy coupons - they always have cute stuff at great prices!

Walmart coupons - this is where we HAD to get the Incredible Hulk lunch box!
Target coupons - we got some school supplies here and will be going back for more!

Shopping for other items beside clothing? There are many more coupons for everything your little heart longs to own. Check them out before you buy anything!! You may be able to save a few bucks!! Living frugal does not mean living without, it just means buying things cheaper!!

And the winners are.................

Here are my 4 winners........

Ashley at The Brandes Family
Mrs. Sprinkles at Counting Sprinkles
Lori at Taylor James Brown
Gina at A Wrestling Addicted Mommy's Blog

Thanks to all that entered! If you did not win, I would still like to offer you a coupon for 55 cents off Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Here is the link......

I hoep you will all come visit my blog often for your daily dose of freebies and deals!!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday...... - borders coupon
The latest issue of All You (August 29, 2008 ) has more great coupons in it, as usual.
Page 159 has five free product coupons for Nabisco Wheat Thins, 16 oz. Kraft dressing, Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs, Crystal Light, and 12 oz. Kraft Singles cheese. To get each product, you have to "buy any THREE (3) KRAFT, NABISCO, or OSCAR MEYER product (excluding single serve)" .
Amy's Kitchen - Contact - I wrote to this company earlier in the week and told them how much we loved their products and yesterday I recieved 2 $1.00 coupons and 2 $.55 coupons.

Photo Contest.....

Win $500 in our Summer Fun Photo Contest Go see all the pictures entered in the Summer Photo contest. My entry is my DS hitting his first pitched ball early this summer while playing on his T-ball team. His dad is the catcher int he red shirt behind him! Moments like this are extra special for him since he has already had 4 open heart surgeries in his young life. I like to catch them all on film and I was just lucky to catch this moment!

Go vote for your favorite!
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