Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Free Ben & Jerry's!!

Ben & Jerry - go now... this will not last long!!

Wordless Wednesday.....

Our weekend get-away!!

And... my favorite view of all! Me relaxing while watching DH and kids taking a wintertime swim at the hotel!

More Wordless Wednesdays...............
The Not-So-Blog Blog

New Years Eve......

Free CascadianFarm Granola Bar! - free sample

The 2009 Chick-fil-A® Calendar - costs $6 but has $30 in coupons inside!! If you frequent Chik-fil-A... this is worth it!

Breakfast Giveaway - Chick-fil-A - see how to get a free breakfast sandwich!! :: Press Release Details - free coffee at Sheetz... go here for details

REQUEST A FREE SAMPLE Lacoste Parfums - free perfume sample

Kroger - popcorn sample

Dreamfields Pasta welcomes Good Housekeeping guests - pasta printable coupon

Print Your Coupon - $1 printable coupon for Quaker Oatmeal

Print Your Coupon $3 off any Disney DVD

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Free Revlon Makeup Samples - free make up sample

Enter Email Address - free rental

Dove Hair Care - Free Sample - free sample

Drink Recipes, Virtual Bartender, Cocktails - check out this virtual bartender

Pregnancy, Nutrition, Prenatal Care - DuetDHAec - get a free "What to Expect When You are Expecting" book. I loved this book when I was pregnant!!

Free Total® Cereal Samples – Sign Up Today - free sample

Kerasal Rewards – Kerasal Challenge - sign up today to get a 3 - 5 day free sample - free Guitar Hero Hat

Monday, December 29, 2008

I am back and have a favor.....

I am back from our weekend trip to Pittsburgh to see the Steelers gave. I will post lots of pictures and deals later. First I have a favor. As a mom to a heart baby, I know what it is like to have a very sick baby. I also know what it feels like to have so many people praying for your sick baby. During this holiday season, could you please take a moment to check out this blog...
my charming kids .... and say a little prayer for this sick heart baby. If prayers are not your thing, how about just a few good thoughts! I do not know this family but found it in my inbox when I returned home this afternoon. Thank you!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas..............

I wanted to take a moment to say I hope all of you have a Happy Holiday season. I am taking a bloggy vacation to spend time with my family. I will be back after New Years BUT.. you may find a post here and there.
Our annual holiday party was a smash! DH and I cooked for about 70 people. We also over estimated what 70 people eat so, we are living on the leftovers until the Christmas ham is ready!
I do not have a 1 thing wrapped yet. I will be starting that tackle tonight after the kids go to bed. Frugal wrapping this year this year too! We will be using rolls of paper leftover from other years that was of course bought on 90% clearance, recycled gift bags and Sunday comics that we have saved for a few months.
Once again. Happy Holidays! Please be safe and do not drink and drive.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hallmark coupon.....

v1c - printable coupon to get 3 99 cent cards for only $1


Freezing rain on it's way here. I have so much to do today. No time for bad weather!! I have 70+ people coming to my house tomorrow night. There is shopping and cooking to be done!! Cross your fingers for me - i am afraid that we will lose power! That could be a problem!!

The Wink Toy Company :: Account Details - register and get a free gift!!


Allure - shampoo sample

Metamucil: Berry Burst! Metamucil Free Sample - free sample - Prilosec OTC - free sample

SMT Oasis From Radius 3 - fill your pipe with this free sample

White Cloud - Bathroom Tissue - Love the Feeling of Comfort - $1 printable coupon - gift card offer

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The funniest story.....

I just got back from the nail salon, where I went to get a little me time. As I am standing at the nail polish rack, I can hear the nail tech close by talking on speaker phone to her Dr office. She is shouting to her "I have itchy vagina" ....... OH MY GOD!! Did I really just hear that? AND - on speaker phone! She proceeds to have this conversation in her broken english and at times can not understand what the nurse is asking her SO she looks at the client sitting at her desk to help her. The client then proceeds to explain to her what the nurse means by vaginal discharge. Yes, dear God, she has that too!!

I went back to my seat fighting back the hysterical laughter balled up inside me and prayed she would not be doing my nails cause that stuff might just jump on over to me! That is the last gift I want for Christmas!!


Free Shipping Day - Thursday December 18, 2008 - check out all merchants who are offering free shipping today and promising delivery by Christmas Eve

Old Spice Shaving - Promotions: Great Grooming Products for Guys - join the shaving crew

Nature Made Liquid Softgel Vitamins - free vitamins - printable rebate form

Amazon deals - last day to order with the free shipping option!! MP3 Downloads: 25 Days of Free Holiday Music - free Christmas music download of the day at Amazon

Trim a Jan Brett Gingerbread Baby House - free and fun Christmas game

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

TENA® FREE Product Sample Request Form - free sample

Lights Out > Order Now - adult sample

Test Organic Products Free - eco friendly pesticide

It's double points day at MyCokeRewards, but only on certain varieties like Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke. Post on Chat what doubles. 12 pack of Diet Caffeine Free Coke did double, Coke Zero did not. 12 pack Coke Classic, Caffeine Free Coke, Vanilla Coke or Cherry Coke did double.

Eversave MINIFLOW - Robitussin 120508 Promotion - great free sample

Free Samples & Trials: Music Downloads free music download

Old Orchard Promotions - Survey - get $5 in coupons

Works for me Wednesday.....

I showed you my Christmas decorations here.... Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: My Christmas House Tour...... My DH and I used to argue over what color lights to put on the tree. I wanted all white and he wanted colored, singing, bubble and more. Once our basement was finished, we decided we needed 2 Christmas trees. A his and a her. Here is his.........

He puts the lights on and then lets the kids do all the decorating. I really appreciate that he let's them do this so that they leave their hands off my tree!!! LOL

This year we gave him an early Christmas gift.... these Christmas Story leg lamp lights!!!!

This is the kids favorite ornament... A Hallmark Charlie Brown Christmas..... it even talks!

Here you see one of DH's favorite ornaments - a Hallmark It's a Wonderful Life ornament. Look behind it and you see one of the 3 stooges too!!

This is also where all the gift ornaments and kid made ornaments go! This one is saved from DS when he was in Kindergarten.

And then you have his bubble light menorah!!! We are not Jewish but he fell in love with the bubble lights!

Go here for works for me Wednesday..... Rocks In My Dryer

Wordless Wednesday.....

White Christmas.....

......... now only if we can get her to enjoy it!

Go to these place to see more......
Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday — Skating Field Trip

The Not-So-Blog Blog

SevEn cLoWn CirCuS

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cheap Gift Certificates...... is 80% off again! Use online coupon code SANTA to get $25 gift certificates for $2!
I did this last night with a different code and got $25 gift cards for $3. Not as great as this deal but still a real bargain!!!


Glade® coupons and special offers - B1G1F Glade coupon - printable coupon - printable rebate form

Welchs_Certificate Offer - printable rebate form

"Poop" Gifts Organized Christmas - these are great for the Holidays!!!

Games - Free games - Online games - More fun with Santa Claus - fun and free Christmas games

Tackle it Tuesday.....

Dh and the kids decorating our cut out cookies is our tackle this week.......

For more Tackles go here..... 5 Minutes for Mom - Bringing Moms Together and Talk about Tuesday here.... The Lazy Organizer

Monday, December 15, 2008


Free Pet Samples & Travel Discounts - free samples

FLIXSTICKS.COM - free sample

Ringtonica - free white out

Breath-A-Licious: The Better Green Bone - Multi-Packs - free sample

riceworks - Gourmet Brown Rice Crisps - free coupon to print

Get Pampers rewards when you buy Pampers diapers, training pants and wipes - go here and use these free points.....

10 Point Code- WEAPPRECIATEU081

20 Point Code- WELCOME2GTG0809

Fresh Express Salads now has a reward program. You collect points from the packages. Register here. – Barbie Bucks Program - check out this Barbie Bucks program!!!

My Christmas House Tour.....

Welcome to my house! Come on in and see some of our decorations! When you step up on my porch, one thing you will see are the sleds my DH had when he was a kid. They sit here decorated every Christmas.

As you step into the house, you will find 2 pictures in the entryway. This first one was sewn by me about 25 years ago! I have always been in love with Santa's! I believe this was my first counted cross stitch project!

This picture was just made by me last winter. I found it in a free sample magazine I received in the mail and loved it to I made something for myself once again!

My powder room is decorated with pine trees. These candle trees were given to me by my husband about 12 years ago. The picture does not do them justice... they are pretty neat little trees.

As you come into my kitchen, you will find this bucket on the counter top filled with past years Santa pictures, this years Christmas cards from friends and a bunch of candy canes!

I have been collecting Santa's since I was a teen. You will find bunches of them all over my house. This bunch is on the countertop next to my fridge. I also have an old mason jar with Hershey Kisses here and one filled with my Boxtops for Education.

(Psssstttttt.... Don't eat those pretzels! They were put in that jar about 20 years ago when my sister gifted me the jar with a santa lid. They look ok... but I would still not eat them!!)

Now come into my living room. This bunch of Santa's is on top of my tv cabinet.

The mantle.............

and last but not least.... The Tree................
............... This tree is filled with Santa ornaments. I have 3 ornaments on here that are not a Santa.

I hope you enjoyed my house tour. There is so much more to show but I did not want to bore you. Later in the week, I will be showing some of my DH's Christmas things. He has his own tree in our rec room.

To see other Christmas House Tours go here................. BooMama and here.... Hooked on Holiday House Tours: Let the Party Begin! « Hooked on Houses and here.... A Soft Place to Land: Kimba's Open House Party

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Save up to 70% on Toys - check this out at Amazon

Kotex® - Perfect Fit Sweepstakes - enter to win

User account Michael Angelo's Family Table - enter to win a $150 gift basket - free sample

PanSaver - FREE Pan Liner Samples - free sample

Degree® Girl Deodorant and Anti-Perspirant: Offers and Promotions - free sample

Facebook Clinique- free sample

PersonalizationMall.comThere was a lot of stuff at this store I really like!! Check it out!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We Have 3 More Winners......

I used the Random Number Generator this morning to select 3 winners in my Pillsbury "home is Calling" give-away. Those winners are.....
Debbie at Suburb Sanity
Congrats girls!!! Thanks to all that entered!!!!


Fight Dental Plaque, Plaque on Teeth, Gingivitis and more with Colgate Total® Toothpaste - free sample

Kids Corner Free Offer - Christmas CD

Emergen-C - free sample

LACTAID® Offers - $1 Off LACTAID® Milk Products - free sample

Costco - FREE Sample - Cosamin® DS Double Strength - free sample

NatureSolv - Contact Us - free plant

Trim a Jan Brett Christmas Tree Holiday activity page of the day!! MP3 Downloads: 25 Days of Free Holiday Music - free Christmas music download of the day at Amazon

Home Made Gift Tags......

I save The Christmas cards I recieve each year. I also will take cards from anyone else that does not know what to do with them. This pile below came from me, my mom and one of my sisters. DD and I went through and cut pictures from the cards that we liked......

We matched the pictures to some matching colored paper.....

...they look much nicer when you use decorative scissors......

...... and now we have a huge pile of pretty gift tags made from recycled Christmas cards.

That works for us!!! Go here to see what works for other people... Rocks In My Dryer

Wordless Wednesday.....

DS says this is the real Santa. As a co-worker of my husband, he knew my kids names and what they wanted.

See more Wordless Wednesdays here.....

The Not-So-Blog Blog. here.... 5 Minutes for Mom - Bringing Moms Together and here... Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sega Genesis Anyone......

Anyone at all?? While I was cleaning out the basement and purging items we no longer use, I found our old Sega Genesis console and 14 games! I bought this back in my single days and then DH and I played it - RARELY!! Time to sell it!! Take a look... you may be interested or know someone who is!!

We have a WINNER!!!

I went here.... Random Number Generator & Checker to pick the winner this morning. The number selected was - 40 - and that is Kristen from Chicago Savings. Congrats Kristen!! Thank you to all that entered!!!!


Shipping chart - check out Amazon's free shipping offer as well as how long you have to order things and still get it for Christmas!

the secret's out - Pantene sample - Store Your Shots. Photo Storing Services - free tshirt

Christmas Freebies, Printables, Patterns and Templates - great site for Christmas freebies and printables

Free Redbox movie rental at any Walmart Redbox location with these codes.......
Week 2 – 11moms4uA (good Sunday 12/14 only)
Week 3 – 11moms4uN (good Sunday 12/21 only)
Week 4 – 11moms4uT (good Sunday 12/28 only)
Week 5 – 11moms4uA (good Sunday 1/4 only) - printable Kmart coupon

Tackle it Tuesday......

A few months ago we got a new tv cabinet in our living room because the old one was falling apart. The old cabinet held 100's of movies. The new one - not so many. For months, all our movies sat in a corner in my dinning room in bags, boxes and wash baskets. Finally, we went through them and decided what to keep and what to sell, give or donate to others. You can see by this stack of mail below..... I sold a bunch!! Along with my Christmas cards, this pile went to the post office.

My father-in-law made this shelf for me to store all the movie we decided to keep. I like being organized so this shelf makes me happy!!!

Check out more Tackle it Tuesday here......Tackle It Tuesday - #133 and Talk about Tuesday here... The Lazy Organizer.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Free Ham at Target!!!

Hot Coupon World Coupon Generator - go here to get the printable coupons and here... Katy Couponers: Free Ham at Target to read how to get the free ham! I am going to have DH check it out today when he stops for a prescription!! If you get in on this deal, send me a picture with the details and I will post it!!!

Amazon Deals....

Video Game Deals - check them out!!

Holiday Markdowns - check out these great deals. I like the weather station and the set of pots and pans for an awesome price!

Planet Toys Planet Earth Digital Microscope Kit - it is 70% off!!!

Gnip Gnop - this is a great retro game!!!


DH and I had a rare opportunity to see a movie alone this past weekend! We saw 4 Christmases and LOVED it!! Check it out here... Apple - Movie Trailers - Four Christmases. We were very frugal about it and saw a matinee!

Don't forget to enter my give-aways here.....
and here...
This picture was sent to me by Heidi from Hernandez Family. She wrote..... "By using the goody and battery coupon, I scored 4 (17 count) ouchless ponytail holders, 1 (6 pack) headbands, and six (2 packs) of batteries for the low low price of $1.75 plus tax. My total before coupons...$17.75...WOWSER! Thanks for keeping us updated on the greatest coupons out there. I visit your site everyday!" Thanks Heidi!!! I am more than happy to pass on deals like this to everyone!!!

Bertolli Coupon for Oven Bake Meals, Online Bertolli Coupons $2 printable

K'NEX About K'NEX - free sample pack with code KNS08

Promotion - free calculator - Stayfree & Carefree - free sample

Free Samples, Coupons, Sweepstakes and Savings From P&GbrandSAMPLER, a Member Benefit of P&G Everyday Solutions - join free to get free samples

Christina Aguilera Inspire - Women's Fragrances Christina Aguilera Perfumes - free perfume sample

How do you live Bear Naked? Fruit and Nut granola - free sample

Schick: Sleigh Bells Rock! type in SCHICKROCKS08 to get a free music download

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics - build a Gingerbread House at Lowes FREE this Saturday!! Check out the details at this link! MP3 Downloads: 25 Days of Free Holiday Music - free Christmas music download of the day at Amazon

Friday, December 05, 2008


Don't forget to enter my give-aways here.....
Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Pillsbury "Home is Calling" Give-away
and here... Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Avon Give-away!!! - Wine rebate - printable - Making the world a better place, one step at a time. free reusable grocery bag - choose your color!!!

Arby's - free sandwich at Arby's

a corgi in southern california - another blog I enjoy!

Chiquita® Bites - get them free!!

Young Chefs Academy - check out this free event this Saturday!!!!

Merry Christmas from Power Presentations, Inc. - free Christmas game of the day (more like an activity than a game) MP3 Downloads: 25 Days of Free Holiday Music - free Christmas music download of the day at Amazon

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Print Your Coupon $3 off $3 Johnson and Johnson products! Hit the back button after you print it the first time to be able to print it again. This coupon would be great at Target on the sample size or on the buddie bars. MP3 Downloads: 25 Days of Free Holiday Music - free Christmas music download of the day at Amazon

Free Gift Offer from Sutters Creek - worth a shot! - free flashlight or rain poncho

Coupons and Promotions from printable Pillsbury coupons

Elf - fun and free Holiday game of the day! I find this one very addicting!!

Pillsbury "Home is Calling" Give-away

Pillsbury is very aware of how hard it is for people to make it in this struggling economy. Food pantries are a very important part of many families lives right now. To help ease the pain, Pillsbury is helping stock food pantries this Holiday season.

In addition, Pillsbury has given me 3 gift baskets (pictured above) to pass onto my readers. In includes... a coupon for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls, a magnetic coupon holder, a house-shaped mouse pad, pot holders, a cookie sheet, a bread basket and a loveable Pillsbury Doughboy figurine.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment telling me either your favorite Pillsbury product or your favorite part of family meals.

To get a 2nd entry... you can link to this contest from your blog and come back and leave a 2nd comment.

I will use a random number generator to pick the winner at 8AM on Wednesday, December 10th.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

More on the Goody coupon deal.....

A reader emailed me this picture. She printed the Goody Ouchless coupons and took them to Rite Aid where on Tuesday's you get 20% off everything in the store with a Rite Aid store card. Her total before coupons and discount was $31.02. Her Rite Aid Tuesday discount was $$6.20. Her Printed coupons totaled $16. Her out of pocket was $8.82. Way to go!!!!!


I ran to Target to pick up a prescription yesterday and got all these batteries and hair ties for a grand total of $2.09. The batteries are free after this coupon... Rayovac - Alkaline - Savings/Promotions and the hair ties were only 19 cents each after this coupon.... The hair ties will be stocking stuffers for my DD and who doesn't need batteries!!

I got this free coupon and calander in the mail yesterday from Crest!! Nice suprise!!

Online Tools, Printable Tools, Simple Calculations SCOTT® Common Sense Community - printable letter to Santa Elf's Lament: MP3 Downloads: Barenaked Ladies - free Christmas music downloads

Avon Give-away!!!

Give-away time here at Frugal Finds again!! This Avon give-away would be a great treat for yourself, given as a gift or could help to fill some stockings!! The products included are.....

Foot Works Winter Spice Moisturizing Cream
Foot Works Winter Spice Foot Soak
Foot Works Winter Spice Foot Scrub
Holiday Hand Cream
Winter Delights Lip Balm

I also have a free shipping code for anyone looking to do some holiday shopping on By entering the code JINGLE30 you will be entitled to free standard shipping with a $30 order when they shop with an eRepresentative. This offer expires on January 1, 2009.

To enter....

1st entry... simply leave a comment on this post.

2nd entry... link this contest from your blog, then come back and leave another comment!

3rd entry... add me to your list of blogs you follow, then leave a comment.

4th entry... start following me on twitter, then leave a comment.

I will use a random number generator to select the winner on Tuesday, December 9th at 8am.
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