Thursday, April 30, 2009


Romano's Macaroni Grill Give-Away..... - Have you entered my give-away to win free Romano's Macaroni Grill Gift Basket. 3 lucky winners will be selected on Friday!

PLANTABLE ORGANIC SEEDED GROWING PAPER Natural White free sample of new flower paper. A great idea for thank you notes!

PURELL® IMAGINE A TOUCHABLE WORLD® $2 off 2 printable coupon. How timely!

About Crest Whitestrips Reveal Your Visibly Whiter Smile - free sample

Bath & Body Works printable coupon

ViveMejor-Caress - free sample

ViveMejor-Degree - free sample

ViveMejor-Hellmann's - free sample

Free Stuff For You - Home - free pen

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Romano's Macaroni Grill Give-Away..... - Have you entered my give-away to win free Romano's Macaroni Grill Gift Basket. 3 lucky winners will be selected on Friday!

printable-mail-in-reabates - check out this list of printable rebates!

Print Your Coupon $1.50 off Yo Plus

Made in Eureka - free sample

WOODWAY Success Story - free tshirt

whitecastle - printable coupon for a free pulled pork sandwich

Link your LeapFrog Toy to the Learning Path - free Leap Frog CD

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday's Freebies and Weekend Happenings....

Fresh asparagus from the garden!! With the rain last week and the warm weather this weekend, you could practically watch the asparagus grow tall enough to pick this weekend. Looks like it will be a good crop this year!!

While we were out and about this weekend, we found 2 more pennies for the found money jar. That brings us to a total of .91 cents!

Coupons - free dog food

Hair Care Aveeno® Hair Care Products free sample

Stonyfield Yogurt - Organic Gardening - free organic gardening magazine

mighty. small. - free sample of OB tampons

Gorgeously Green - Special Offer from Mattel® free flower seeds for the first 1,000

TENA Free Sample - free sample for men

It was so warm here this past weekend that the kids got to enjoy the pool at the local minor league baseball park. That is a rare happening in our area in April!

Sunday evening, we stopped at a local ice cream hotspot and ate ice cream next to Michael Constantine. He starred in "Room 222" and was in movies like "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".

Free Chicken - Today only!!

Welcome to - Kentucky Grilled Chicken - Unthink what you thought about KFC - get a free piece of grilled chicken at KFC - Today only!!

Romano's Macaroni Grill Give-Away.....

I have 3 "What's for Dinner" gift baskets from Romano's Macaroni Grill to give away this week! This "What's For Dinner" gift basket includes a sample of the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta variety, three coupons for you to try the other varieties the next time you visit your local grocer, a colander, serving spoon and cheese grater. Wow! What a prize!!

With the new line of dinner kits inspired by the chefs at Romano's Macaroni Grill, you can now easily make four classic Italian meals at home. With quick and easy preparation, a Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites meal is ready to eat in about 20 minutes.

The dinner kits include everything needed to create a high-quality meal in one box including premium ingredients such as such as vine-ripened tomatoes, select cooking wines, specialty herbs and 100% semolina pasta. All you have to do is add one pound of chicken or your choice of proteins such as shrimp or Italian sausage. Varieties of Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites dinner kits include Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and Chicken Marsala with Linguine.

To enter, go here.... Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: Romano's Macaroni Grill Give-Away......

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Free Right Guard Coupon

Right Guard - Go here and click on "Click Here to Learn More". This will send a coupon to your printer for a FREE Right Guard Deodorant. It takes a few minutes to print but be patient... it will print for you. Make sure your printer is on before you start!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Free Samples......

Free Bag - free bag from Whole Foods

HUGGIES - free sample

Emergen-C - free sample

Print Your Coupon - $1 off Coast

V8 V-Fusion Coupon _ $2 printable coupon. - NIVEA Touch of Happiness Body Wash - free sample

Welcome to Woody's Quality Grooming - free sample

Costco - FREE SAMPLE DOVE ULTIMATE - free sample

Found Money Update... DD and I found 2 pennies when we were out and about the other afternoon. We are now up to 89 cents since January 1st.

The Finer Things in Life - go check out what other people are blogging about.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Our family has been trying to live a greener lifestyle for more than 2 years now. We have switched to cloth grocery bags (which I absolutely love!), we stepped up our curb side recycling efforts, we use refillable personal water bottles, we grow an organic garden, we freecycle to keep things from landfills and we recently purchased a rain barrel. While we could do much better, we think that if every family just did a little, we could see a huge change in our global warming problems. I encourage you to think about 1 thing your family could go to live a little greener this year.

Enjoy these Earth Day Freebies.....

AVEENO® Skin Care Products - free tote

Reynolds Wrap® Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum: Promotions get a rebate form to make this foil free after rebate. Use the coupon from last Sunday's paper and make money on the deal!!

Free coffee at Starbuck when you bring your own cup! This is at free standing Starbuck stores only.

Disney Store to host Earth Day promotions California Consumer Los Angeles Times - Take 3 empty water bottles to any Disney Store and get a free reusable water bottle in honor of Earth Day. Today only!!

Go green in style......

I have many cloth shopping bags that I use but this one is my favorite... by far!! It is very sturdy and fashionable. I get comments about it all the time!

Totes Eco Umbrella - Green - made from recycled water bottles.

Alternative Women's Organic Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee - look great and be eco friendly too!

My favorite Green Living blogs are...

Walk Slowly

Green as a Thistle

Ways to recycle.......

Recycle Cans Now. - read up on recycling aluminum cans. We cash ours in yearly. Not only does it help the environment but we make a little money too with very little effort!

Crazy Crayons - don't put your old crayons in a land fill!

Swim a little safer......

Ecosmarte Pools - Chemical Free, Non Chlorine Pool Water Systems

Swimming Pool Supply & Filters, Natural Mineral Sanitizers for Pools & Spas - Nature 2

Teach your kids to go green......

Sesame Street: Being Green

The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)

Going green works for us... see what works for other people.... We Are THAT Family

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Hair Care and Nail Care.... - John Frieda Root Awakening - free sample - Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care - free sample

Fungi-Nail®: Official Site - free nail care kit

As I launch my newly upgraded blog, make sure you check out my Give-Aways and Reviews section!

Our Earth Day Stuff....

As we work on the landscaping around the new porch, we planted this tree in honor of Earth Day.

We also purchased this rain barrel. This will be a great way to water our garden without using our well. DH has to pour a cement base for it to set on before we can start collecting rain water. I am very excited to have this! I would love to eventually get 2 more!

For more Tuesday happening, go here......

Praying for Stellan....

Prayers for Stellan

A few weeks ago, I told you about Stellan. This morning Stellan is going into the OR for open heart surgery. As a family with a heart child ourselves, this hit close to home. I can remember how it feels when you hand your baby over at the OR doors knowing very soon they will be relying on a heart and lung machine to keep you alive. That heart and lung machine is enough to scare the pants off of anyone just by itself. The list of side effects from just that needed machine is enough to make me cry still today. Stellan is facing a procedure that children his age do not normally face. If praying is what you do, please pray for this child. If prays are not your thing, please think some positive thoughts for him.

My children are wearing orange for Stellan today (Stellan's favorite color). We hope you will join us!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Free Vitamin Samples....

Samples Available at Nutritional Tree - free vitamin samples

I stopped at Target Friday night and got this stuff. I paid just over $5 for everything. (I lost my reciept) I could have taken the Purex coupon to CVS to get it cheaper (ok - FREE!) but I just did not have time time to make another stop. I was happy with $5 for all this.

We stopped at Home Depot on Sunday afternoon and I got my free light bulb in honor of Earth Day!!


Earth Day Quiz - get a free water bottle

Quilted Northern Bath Tissue - Comfort Challenge - get the detail on a rebate

AVEENO® Skin Care Products - printable $10 off 3 Aveeno products

Swiffer Refill Rebate Landing Page - $10 rebate

Reynolds Wrap® Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum: Promotions print out a rebate for this product on Wednesday, April 22nd. Match it with the coupon for $1.00 off from this past Sunday's SS coupons and make money on this deal. It says quantities are limited so go early to print!'


This weeks menu........

Monday - Hamburger Helper and broccoli

Tuesday - Spaghetti

Wednesday - Grilled Pork Chops

Thursday - Hamburger BBQ

Friday - Family night out

Saturday - Date Night Out!!

For more menu ideas go here....... I’m an Organizing Junkie » Enjoying life one pile of clutter at a time


In Found Money News... we found 2 pennies this weekend! Check out my sidebar for the running total ------->

Friday, April 17, 2009

CVS Coupon and more.....

SAVE $4 on any beauty purchase of $20. - printable CVS coupon

Bragg Live Foods, Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, Bragg Liquid Aminos, Systemic Enzymes,Bragg Live Organic Food Products, Patricia... - free sample Entertainment - get a free razor. 500 given each day! - 2 free years to Parents magazine.

SoftSheen Carson - Optimum Care - shampoo sample

Gas-X - free sample

Free Kraft Mac & Cheese Crackers.....

Click here to print out a refund form to get these Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers free after rebate. They taste great too! These are my son's favorite crackers!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hot Purex Coupon......

Go fast!!
This will not last long!!
Go to the blue box
on my sidebar ---------->
Click on By at the bottom of the box.
Then type in 45201 in the zip code box on the top left of that box.
The "Buy one get one free Purex Laundry Detergent (up to 7.00 value)" should pop up for you.
This is a great coupon!!
It expires 5/31/2009.
Some CVS stores also have it on sale B1G1F this week.
Combine this coupon and the sale for
Make sure you go now!
This coupon will not be there long!

Free Kraft 2% Cheese.....

Kraft Cheese - mail in rebate on cheese

Every Day with Rachael Ray KRAFT Get a free cloth grocery bag from Kraft with Kraft purchase

Don't forget!!! - Pick up your free EcoSmart 14w CFL bulb from participating Home Depots on Apr 19. Last year DH and I each got one.

Cheer - Money Back Guarantee - refund on Cheer laundry detergent

Triple Flex ® — Home - free sample

04/15/2009 - Charges dropped in St. Charles County coupon fraud case - - here is a coupon fraud case for you. It is people like this that give the rest of us a bad name.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day Freebies.....

Tax Day Freebies Here - Mercedes has a great list of Tax Day Freebies to share with you! Check it out!

Unbottle Your Tea - Share - free water bottle

All Coupon $1 printable coupon

Support Sales Site - free Princess DVD - Better Than Ears - free sample

Free Sample : Linen Laundry - free sample

Yankee Candle $15 off $45 at the Yankee Candle Store - printable

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Using your Easter Eggs.....

I have been know to throw dyed Easter eggs away in the past. Not this year! We made pickled red beet eggs! The red beats are even from our garden. DH pickled and jarred them last year. Yummy!
Earthbound Farm Organic Sustain Yourself, Sustain the Planet get a free tote in honor of Earth Day - Gain Detergent and Fabric Softener - free sample - Jergens natural glow Moisturizers - free sample

Dove Hair Care - Free Sample - free sample

Get a $10 rebate by mail with the purchase of Tanning Oil, Tanning Lotions, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Coolers, Towels, Beach Hats, Sandals or Sunglasses.
No Beer Purchase Required.
Purchase price must exceed $10
Valid in AL, AR, CT, HI, KY, MA, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, RI, SD, UT VA, WV
Purchase must occur between 4/1/09-5/31/09. Received by 6/14/09
Bud Light Lime Beach Resort Offer
P.O. Box 750534
El Paso, TX 88595-0534
Limit $10 per address.

FRESH UP, Dark Lips Treatment Cream – Register for Free Skin Treatment Product Samples – Limited time offer - free product!!

Homeschooling ~ Encouraging homeschooling families for 16 years! - get a free issue of this Home School magazine with code word Glean

For more Tuesday stuff, go here.......

Monday, April 13, 2009

Free Anacin.....

My husband wrote to Anacin® to tell them great things about this product. Inreturn, they mailed him all these packets - FREE!!

Splenda - printable coupons

Babies R Us - $5 off $25 printable coupon for Babies R Us
My Menu......

Monday... Fried Chicken, rice, corn

Tuesday.... Left over Ham, Potato filling, Brocc and Cauli

Wednesday.... Grilled Cheese and soup

Thursday... Taco Night

Friday.... Night out

Saturday.... "Adult Grill Night"

See more menus here.... I’m an Organizing Junkie » Enjoying life one pile of clutter at a time

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday.....

After after this issue yesterday, we decided to put a clock in DS's room.

So, even though my DH put a clock in DS's room last night with strict instructions about what time he was allowed to get out of bed and what time wii was allowed to be turned on...... DS came barging from his room again at 6:20 - fully dressed! UGH! Does he not understand these are the days where we get to sleep in a little? I did send him back in his room with strict instructions to not come out again until the time started with a 7! He did.

When I came downstairs at 8:30, I found the kitchen a mess. Instead of getting a bowl of cereal for himself like he always does....... he decided to try all the left overs from the restaurant we ate at all night. When he decided he did not like any of them while they were cold, he threw them all away. 1 bite taken out of everything and in the trash!

I can only imagine what time he will get up tomorrow! I am almost positive I will have to drag him out of bed in time for school on Tuesday though!

I know one day I will think these stories are funny!


DH is working on the garden today. After he turns all the ground, he will plant out spring crops. We have to be careful since we are still having frost at night.

The tomato cages are also all lined up and ready! They will have to wait until May. Oh how I long for a fresh garden tomato! It is always a blessing if we get a ripe tomato before July 4th.


Dealicious Mom go here to find out how to get great Old Navy coupons!

Money Back Guarantee - printable rebate

Carb Intercept Sprinkles by Natrol - The Natural Way to Control Carbohydrates - free sample and a rebate - printable rebate $2.00 off printable coupon RiteAid $5 off $25 printable coupon

Free Sample of Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers - free sample'

KRAFT Bagel-fuls - $1.00 printable coupon


I am happy to say... we found a penny yesterday.

Found money jar is up to 85 cents!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Easter Break...

Today was our first morning of Easter Break from school. My daughter slept at a friend's house but my son was up, dressed and ready to play wii at 6:20 AM! There is a new rule in our house. No wii until 8AM!!! He thought I was being unreasonable. I think I was very generous!

We headed out to the dentist a little after the early morning wii session. This is my son being a little mad about being at the dentist. We then had to hear the dentist complain about how it hurts his feelings when kids say that. Does he think I care? Does he know I was up at 6:20 fighting the no wii until 8AM battle?

We then headed to Walmart for the deals I wanted in on this week. This is $42.62 in groceries (including $2.03 in taxes). After $26.77 in coupons and a $10 gift card that I won at a friend's party.... I paid $5.85.

Need Free deodorant? Go over to that column --------> and scroll down to find the box. Click on see all coupons. Scroll through to find the $2.00 off Dry Idea. It is on sale at Target this week for $1.99. Free deodorant!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Free Samples......

Win a E.l.f. Nail Polish use code word paint

Active Radiance Sample Request () - free sample

Rewards Red Form - check out this rewards program

Single Sensations printable cheese coupon

Metamucil - free magazine subscription when you buy Metamucil

biggest loser samples - free drink mix sample

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Free Olay Bar Soap......

Walmart has 2-packs of Olay soap priced on sale for $1.97. Use the $2 off 1 coupon from this past Sunday's coupon section to get these free!

Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers - free samples - Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield - free sample - Stila Shine On Glaze Kit! - great freebie

Katie Kazoo: Classroom Crew - great for teachers or home schoolers

Bath and Body Works - Bath and Body Works printable coupon

Caress - free sample

Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Freebies!!

Pedigree Really Good Food for Dogs Home - print $2.50 off Dentastix for your dog

Store Coupon No nonsense Offer - get this $1.50 off 1 pantyhose and potentially get them free at Walmart

Edge® Shaving Gel (not shaving cream!) Edge says they will send you special offers and free stuff if you sign up with them.

Kroger - free tea sample

HALLE BERRY PARFUM - free perfume sample

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Free Rain Barrels in Philadelphia.....

City of Philadelphia Rain Barrel Program - get a free rain barrel by attending this class if you live in the Philadelphia area. We really want to get some rain barrels. I wish this class was just a little closer to home. We live a little more than an hour outside of Philly so this is just a little too far to go. I do hope to have at least 2 or 3 rain barrels in place by mid summer though. I will keep you posted!

There will be 4 coupon inserts in this Sunday's paper. This is a great week to buy a paper. No inserts will be in on Easter Sunday.

Customer Service Survey - Powered by Modern Mind - free water bottle

FCIC Promotion - Heloise Looking for Ways to Stretch Your Budget? - free booklet

Dove Dimensions - free sample

Snuggle Crème - $2 printable coupon

Miller High Life: Age Verification - check out the Miller High Life Extras program. Get cool stuff by entering codes on line... just like the Coke rewards program. You may have to do some serious beer drinking to get some of these things but they are great rewards!

Sam's Club - GLAD® ForceFlex® Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags - free sample

Home Made Simple® - sign up for this snail mail coupon book. Previously they have sent great booklets that contain a free item coupon!

Money Saving Mom: Target: Free Johnson's Safety Swabs - go here to find out how to get free Safety Qtips at Target

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

More on the FREE Spatula at Sears.....

Yesterday I posted this coupon.... Sears for a free Spatula at Sears. My friend Kasey over at Beautiful Mess printed the coupon and headed to Sears. Here is the Spatula she came home with.

Here is her experience in her words..... Kasey said "So I did get a spatula, however, the coupon is for a specific Sear's store. Says on the coupon, something... outdoors. I went to the common Sears store. I could only find one spatula on sale for 6.36. I brought the coupon to the counter and she talked to the manager who said that they would honor the coupon!!! Yeah. I could either find a kitchen gadget for the amount of the coupon or have the coupon go toward the spatula and pay the difference. I stuck with the spatula. I paid 1.48 for it. It was normally $8. I thought that was a really good deal. It's a really nice spatula."

As I look at this coupon today, it does say for a Sears Great Outdoors store. I never heard of that being a special Sears store. Did you? Anyway, the regular mall Sears store honored the coupon for Kasey so I would say it is worth a shot if you are already headed to the mall!

Coupon for Little Caesars Pizza's Crazy Bread and Crazy Sauce Combo - take this printable coupon and get your family a frugal snack! My kids would love this!! - Always INFINITY - free sample Coupon Mail Request - get a $2 coupon via snail mail! - Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food - free sample

Doggy Delightz - Home - all natural dog treat sample

Frugal Exercise.....

You do not need anything fancy to get the propper exercise in a day. My newest exercise plan is to get 10,000 steps a day. It does take a lot of work to get to that, but you do not need a lot of money. I took a 2 mile walk around my neighborhood yesterday to help get me to this total. Frugal exercise works for me!!

For more Wednesday stuff, go here......
Wordless Wednesday
We Are THAT Family
Wordless Wednesday — Comfort
Wordless Wednesday : The Not So Blog
What's That Smell? The Adventures in Life and Parenting of two Accidental Mommies
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