Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Freebies...

KRAFT First Taste - Try New Products Before Anyone Else - did you get your 6 free item coupons yet? I just signed in again yesterday and finally found them in my offers! Yeah me!

Ritz Crackers Open For Fun Facebook - like Ritz on Facebook and get a free sample!

Papio NRD - free wild flower seeds

Free Nicole by OPI Nail Polish - Seventeen.com - print this coupon to get free OPI nail polish at Ulta today!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Freebies....

Laderma - free sample

Palmer's - free sample

Taco Bell® Limeade Coupon - get a free Limeade! No purchase needed!

Walmart.com - Crest 3D White Regimen - free sample

Print Your Coupon - Atheno's B1G1F printable coupon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday Freebies.....

Fruit2O Give a way!. - enter to win a months supply of Fruit2O!

KRAFT First Taste - Try New Products Before Anyone Else - if you are not already a member of Kraft First Taste. Now is the time to join! Many members are reporting several free coupons available to them. I do not have any at the moment but I have learned in the past, they can pop up at any minute so I will continue to check mine. The site has been very slow since it is getting an overload of traffic this week.

Lanacane® - click on "try it free" to get a free sample

Monday Funday Giveaway: Earth Friendly Products - Viewpoints - free sample of earth friendly dish soap

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Freebies....

Chick-fila - Reserve A Spicy Chicken Sandwich - Starting this Friday, reserve a date and you can get a free sandwich at Chick-fil-a

Palmer's - free sample

Honey Nut Cheerios® Non-Challenge Instant Win Game - enter to win a year supply of Cheerios!

Dove - print the $1.50 off 1 Dove Deodorant and use it on the travel size to get it free.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday Freebies

Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: Fruit2O Review and Give Away..... - enter to win a month's worth of Fruit2O flavored water!

Shiseido - White Lucent - free sample

Bioré® Coupon - get a $2.00 off 1 coupon and use it on a travel size product at Walmart to get it FREE!!

Playtex Sport - Get a FREE sample - free sample

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Freebies....

Walmart.com - Dove Deodorant - free sample

Walmart.com - Old Spice Body Wash and Gillette Body Wash - free sample

Walmart.com - Secret Clinical - free sample

Bath & Body - printable store coupon for a free item

John Frieda® - News & Offers - Special Offers - free sample

Free eb5 Facial Cream Sample Offer - free sample

Where to get FREE Coupons....

Who doesn't love free coupons. I am always on the hunt for free coupons. Once in a while, there is one in the Sunday coupons. Many months, I find one in my All You (1-year) magazine. Sometimes there is even a rebate to do to get a free coupon. I got all these free coupons last week......

These came in the mail from internet sign ups......

My DD got these in school in teen gift pack......

This one was sent to me when I wrote to Nabisco and complained about all the cookies in the pack being smashed in a million pieces.

For more Tackle it Tuesday, go here......Tackle It Tuesday — Susan’s Kitchen Table – 5 Minutes For Mom

Monday, May 10, 2010

Free Bic Products.....

BIC Markit - Coupon - this printable $1.00 off coupon makes many Bic products free! Remember to hit the back button on your browser to print it twice!

My CVS Deals.......

This morning I headed out to CVS for my weekly CVS deals. Here is the scoop.....

This coupon printed out when I scanned my CVS card at the machine right inside the front door. It is blurry but it says it is good for $1.00 off and CVS brand hair care item.

That meant, this shampoo was free!!!!
These are all the items I bought today..........

I needed the dishwasher detergent and I did not have a coupon so I actually had to pay $3.00 for this bottle. I know, how could I be so unprepared?

Right Guard was on sale for $2.69. I had a coupon for $3.00 off 2 (that I printed from coupons.com over here -------> ) and you got $2 in ECB for each one your bought (limit 2).

Schick razor trial pack was $1.29 and I had a $2 coupon from the Sunday paper. The cashier took off the $1.29 to make them free!

The 2 first aid items were $1 each. I had a coupon that printed from the CVS machine that was $1 off 2 CVS brand first aid items.

Kotex was $4.99. I had a $1.00 off coupon and you got $4.99 in ECB when you buy 1.

Zyrtec was $18.99. I had a $4 off coupon from the Sunday paper and you get $7.00 ECB when you buy 1. It made this pretty cheap and I really needed it. ACHOO!

The trial size J&J baby shampoo was free after a $1 home mailer coupon (They send me stuff like this from time to time after my DH told them how much we love their Head to Toe Baby Wash)

The Reach Floss was $1.99. I had a $1 off printed coupon that I printed this morning. You also get $2 in ECB when you buy 1. I made money on this deal!

The baby asprin was another thing I needed but had no coupon for. It was only 79 cents though.

Before coupons, this was all $40.41. I had $19.18 in coupons and ECB's. I paid $21.23 for all this and left with $17.99 in ECB's to use another day. Not bad when the Zyrtec alone was $18.99.

For more shopping deals, go here....The Grocery Cart Challenge: GCC Shopping Round Up

Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Favorites and Freebies.....


Zyrtec Allergy, 24 Hour 10 mg, Tablets - this is making me stop sneezing thsi week. High pollen counts and I do not get along!

Silly Bandz - have you joined this silly little craze yet? We jumped on board late last week. UGH!


Mercury Magazines - Get Started! - Get 1 year of Maxim magazine free. Great for any man.

Nature's Bounty Free Pedometer Offer - free pedometer

Hostess Shrek Forever After - enter daily to win great prizes

My Week in Pictures....

Where have I been this week? What a busy week I had. I was working long hours this week but here is what else I have been up to......

Got all this at CVS for 94 cents out of pocket after coupons and CVS bucks. I even got $6 in CVS bucks to use next time...............

I watched these two play lots of baseball and soft ball........

She was out............

.....but then she walked home.

He was safe......

We picked asparagus...........

and spring onions..................

and he had a minor procedure done at the hospital.

It all made me very tired! I better rest while I can because next week doesn't look much better.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tuesday Deals....

Snikiddy Online Coupons - sign up to get a coupon for a free full size product

Kraft Foods Savings Facebook - HOT!!! - click on "like" on the Kraft Facebook page and then sign up to get a free sample pack. You get to choose from 4! This is a great one! Go fast! You will not want to miss this!

ZarBee's Cough Syrup Facebook - free cough syrup sample

Pampers - free samples! If you have one in diapers, you can never get too many free diapers!

Floor Tape - free floor tape samples

Monday, May 03, 2010

Monday Freebies and a Menu.....

DreamAzure: Request a Free Sample - free perfume sample

Victoria's Secret - printable coupon for a free lip gloss in store with any purchase

Nabisco Cookies Facebook - printable coupon today for B1G1F Nabisco cookies... go fast!

NeilMed Pharmaceuticals, Makers of Sinus Rinse, NasaFlo Netipot, Nasal Irrigation - free Neti Pot. This one will not last long.... RUN!!!

Oscar Mayer WIN a Ride Facebook - click on the like button and you can print a $2.00 off balogny coupon!

Walmart.com - Tampax Pearl Tampons - get free movie tickets from Walmart and Tampax

DiGiorno Facebook - print a $3.00 off coupon!

This weeks menu....

Monday - Taco night!!

Tuesday - baked chicken, couscous salad, grapes

Wednesday - ham on roll, apples with home made caramel dip

Thursday - left over night

Friday - family night out

Saturday - steak on the grill

Sunday - Mother's Day - dad is in charge!

For more Menu Monday, go here.... Menu Plan Monday ~ May 3rd + giveaway!

The story of one dress....

Uniform Project Picture Book from The Uniform Project on Vimeo.

I know this girl did this project to raise money for kids but this is also so very frugal of her!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Freebies.....

Skoal® Smokeless Tobacco - Welcome - free bottle opener

Request a Trial Package - free trial package from Maxim

Banquet - grab this $1.00 off coupon. Should make a Banquet frozen meal free after coupon! My DD loves these!

Galaxy Granola - free sample

Let Caress Tantalize your Scenses with Silky Fragrance Infusions™ - free sample

Monday, April 26, 2010


Bellissima Trucco Minerale - Free Bellissima Sample Offer - free make-up sample

Blogger: Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend - Create Post - free Razor to the first 1000 to sign up at 10 am today!

Print Your Coupon 45 cents off 1 cup of Yoplait Greek Yogurt

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Aeropostale $10 Coupon.....

Aéropostale print this coupon and take it to Aeropostale for $10 off $10 this weekend only! April 23 - 25th!! I bet you can get something free!!!

Update: This coupon is no longer available.

Free Cloth Bags....

scotchbrite - print this form and send with 2 proofs of purchase to get your free cloth bag

Babies R Us - print this coupon to get a free cloth bag in the store

Discovery Education / Waste Management - Think Green - free cloth bag for teachers

Happy Earth Day from Kellogg - free bag from Kellogs with 2 proofs of purchase (and $1.75 for shipping)

FREE RED GOLD TOTE BAG OFFER - free cloth bag here too!

Welcome to Superfresh - free cloth bag from Super Fresh just for signing up for online coupons!

Happy Earth Day.....

We had a busy morning of pre-op tests for my DS so I did not get to post the Earth Day freebies early this morning. I was delighted to see many volunteers collecting trash along the highway in our area - in honor of Earth Day!

I hope you will all take a minute today to think of just one simple thing your family could do to live a greener life. It could be hanging a few loads of laundry outside to dry instead of throwing them in the dryer. You could use a cloth towel instead of grabbing a roll of paper towels. What ever you choose to do, it will help save the planet for future generations.

For a full list of Earth Day freebies go here... Earth Day Freebies 2010 Free Sample Freak .

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Free Bacon

My Home - KRAFT First Taste - get a coupon by mail for free Turkey Bacon! Go fast! This will not last long. Who doesn't love bacon? The site is a little slow due to the high traffic it is receiving so be patient. If you are not a member of Kraft First Taste, be sure to join. They give great coupons for FREE full size products from time to time!

Wordless Wednesday and Freebies....

Did the Phillies baseball team move into my house? Do I do the laundry for the Phillies baseball players? No, My DS just loves them and has many Phillies shirts. This is just what he wore this week.

Pantene - free sample

Claim Your COMPLIMENTARY Subscription! - Free year subscription to Real Simple

Grind No More - Advanced Protection Against Night Time Teeth Grinding - free sample

Treat People - free sample

Walmart.com - Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion - free sample

For more Wordless Wednesday....
Wordless Wednesday — Sweet Cousins – 5 Minutes For Mom
Wordless Wednesday Product Reviews by The Experimental Mommy
My Country Home: Whatcha Working On Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday: Lunchtime Fun! Jolly Mom
Two of a kind, working on a full house: Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday — MomStart
Momspective » Wordless Wednesdays

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Week Tuesday....

This is just a busy Mom Tackle this week. All moms feel like we run for one place to the next.

Here we are at my son's baseball game. He is on 3rd base waiting to make it home. He never did make it home but he sure was happy to have made it to third!

I then ran to CVS for this weeks deals. My total was $15.92. After coupons and ECB left from last week, I paid $6.87 out of my pocket. I also left with $7.28 in ECB to use next time.

Free Shirt - take this print out to Aeropostale for a free tshirt!!!

Rayovac Promotions Facebook - become a fan on Facebook and print $1.00 coupons to get free batteries at Walmart or Target!!

For more Tackle it Tuesday go here......

Heavenly Homemakers

Tackle it Tuesday — This One Hurts to Admit… – 5 Minutes For Mom

Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Day Freebies....

1 in 3 like me - free Poise sample

Walmart.com - John Frieda Root Awakening - free sample

CognitiveDATA, Inc. - FREE SHIRT - free tshirt

Simply Smart Milk Promotions Facebook - free 1/2 gallon of milk when you become a fan on Facebook

Hanesgreen.com - Earth Day Promotion - free Earth Day tshirt from Hanes

Facebook Free Sample (SkinActionSebumGel) - free sample

I am also happy to say, we have 62 cents to add to the "Found Money" jar. We found it here and there over the last 2 months. Our "Found Money" total is now at $1.05!!!

An Awesome Mail Day!

I had to move this post here... Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: My Awesome Mail Day....
Apparently, I was in Blogher violation.

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Shopping Deals....

I loaded up my coupons Thursday morning and headed out to do some free shopping. My first stop, CVS. Here are the coupon I had here.....

(4) $1 off any Johnson and Johnson product (from DH writing to the company)
$1 off any CVS paper product (from scanning my CVS card inside the front door)
$1 off Herbal Essence from Sunday coupon section
(2) $2 off any Renu - from here coupons renu® multi-purpose solution Bausch + Lomb

The knee high stockings were 22 cents - on clearance. I use them as a filter at my washer. I was thrilled to find them so cheap! The toilet paper was on sale 2 for $1 - free after the coupon that printed at CVS! The Dove shampoo was $4.49 but with your CVS card, you get an ECB for $4.49.

The total was $20.59. After the cashier rang up my coupons and I used an Extra Care Buck worth $8.99, I had a negative balance. That is why I ended up grabbing the candy quickly (which made my kids happy). I think the cashier actually rang one of the $1 coupons twice - yeah me! The total I paid for all this..... 64 cents! PLUS... I have an ECB for $4.49 to use next time!

Next stop... Target. I had to stop here to pick up a few items but I had heard about a deodorant deal that I decided to try. I printed these coupons on Wednesday.....

Print Your Coupon - $3.00 off Suave Deodorant

Print Your Coupon - $3.00 off Degree Deodorant

The Suave was $2.94 for the twin pack and the Degree was $3.59 for the twin pack. I paid 53 cents for both!

Last stop was Walmart.

I only stopped here because I had some coupons to use. I had a free coupon for Rimmel Cosmetics that was only good at Walmart. That came from All You Magazine. I had $3.00 off any Tucks product I printed here... Tucks

My total was $9.45 before coupons and I paid ZERO after the coupons came off!

I plan on having a yard sale in a few weeks. Many of the extra health and beauty items will be sold there... like the Tucks!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


beveri Facebook - become a fan and sign up for a free sample

Wet Synergy Try Wet Synergy For Free! - free sample

Aspen Brownie Works - free brownie sample

Cascade - free sample

Sam's Club - Unilever Sample Center - free Lever sample

Tax Day Freebies 2010 Free Sample Freak - check out these Tax Day freebies!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Polly Pocket on the Cheap.....

If you have someone in your life that is into Polly Pocket, check this out.....

Polly Pocket Pop n' Swap

This is so cheap, you may want to get it just to stock your gift closet. It could be great for your church's shoebox project at Christmas time. Or if you pick a name of a tree for a needy child at Christmas. This is a great little girl gift at a fantastic price!!

Wednesday Freebies.....

AVEENO® Hair Care Products - free sample

Free VitalAid® Sample : Vitalaid Energy, a dry mix energy supplement - free sample

FREE RED GOLD TOTE BAG OFFER Red Gold is offering a free reusable tote with putchase. Eenter the UPC code from a Red Gold Item you may have purchased recently or purchase. This offer is valid only in the following states: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, OH, OK , NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI.

Signs of Spring.....

For more Wordless Wednesday, go here.....

Wordless Wednesday — Take a bite out of life! – 5 Minutes For Mom

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Freebies....

Dove® Hair Care - Glee For All Free* Sample - Registration - free sample

42 Ways to Recycle eBook FaveCrafts.com - free e book

Be Snack Ready - sign up to get free samples from Frito-Lay

Go Green - see the details on how to get a free reusable bag at Target

Prilosec OTC® - free sample

Walmart.com - Carefree Liners - free sample

Monday, April 12, 2010

Class Action Suit.....

Did you buy a lawn mower containing a gas combustible engine up to 30 horsepower for your own use between January 1,1994 and April 12,2010? Both walk behind lawn mowers and riding mowers are included in this suit. Check it out here....

About this Settlement

You can receive Cash:· Up to $35.00 for each walk-behind lawnmower· Up to $75.00 for each riding lawnmower
You can receive an extended Warranty:
You can receive these benefits if:
1. You purchased a lawnmower, for your own use, containing an engine with up to 30 horsepower in the United States or Puerto Rico and between January 1, 1994 and April 12, 2010.
2. Either the lawnmower or the engine of the lawnmower was manufactured or sold by a Company listed below.
3. You submit a claim.

Free Coupons.....

A few months ago, my DH went on an email campaign. He wrote to many companies telling them what he liked and disliked about their products. He always included the upc and product codes from the package we had purchased. He would always ask for free samples or coupons and to be placed on their mailing list if they have one. The response was wonderful!

In the following weeks, coupons started pouring in. Some were for cents off the products but many were for a free item. Here are just a few......

I used them on Saturday and got all this. I did have to pay a few dollars for this pile but only because I went over the limit on some of the coupons. We will be eating pretty cheap this week!!

This weeks menu......

Monday - grilled chicken breasts, fresh asparagus from the garden, Lipton Noodle Side Dish

Tuesday - Red Baron Pizza topped with left over chicken and asparagus, spinach salad, kiwi

Wednesday - BBQ meatballs, mac and cheese, broccoli

Thursday - tuna melts, sliced apples, chips

Friday - hot dogs and left overs

Saturday - adult grill night

Friday, April 09, 2010

Friday Favorites and Freebies.....

ScotchBrite 3M Cook Top Cleaner Starter Kit - I love this! I got it through Amazon and it came with a money back guarantee too!!!

We got a new CVS in our area. Last night I went to check it and and to fill a prescription. When I walked in I scanned my CVS card and received a 2 printed coupon and I took these with me......
(I forgot my camera, so these this was taken with my phone)

I got all this.......
Before coupons, all this was $36.91. After the coupons, it was $24.62. I paid that with a gift card I received for getting a new script filled. All this was free!! I also got $12.99 in Extra Care Bucks to use next time and I still have 38 cents left on my gift card!!


https://www.smartsourcesamples.com/cgi-bin/samples.cgi?sid=14 - copy and paste this address in your browser to get a free pack of Uncle Ben's rice

The M&M'S® Pretzel Vending Machine on Facebook - I posted this last night on Facebook. Hurry to still get in on the offer! Get a free sample of the new pretzel M&M's!!!

Facebook Frugal Finds - to get up to the minute update, follow me on Facebook!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Wednesday Freebies....

Eco-Friendly : Home : Target - get a free cloth bag at Target on April 18th - with any purchase - to celebrate Earth week!!

Disney In-Store Special Events Disney Store - Be a Friend For Change at Disney Store on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd! Receive an Exclusive FREE Eco-Friendly Baseball Cap when you bring in 6 empty plastic water bottles or soda cans to be recycled. *Limit one cap per Guest, while supplies last.

Mail 5 Target plastic bags to Terracycle (121 NY Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638) and get back $1.

Printable - Bath & Body Works coupon

Staples.com® Staples® Coupons - free pack of paper with this coupon!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Free Suave Sample....

Target : Sign Up for a Free Sample from Suave - sign up for this great sample!!

Tackle it Tuesday.....

Saturday Night we colored eggs. What a fun frugal night. I always buy eggs coloring kits at the end of the season on clearance so they only cost a few pennies. My DH found a tray of 2 1/2 dozen eggs for $2.00. What a great frugal night!!

And the results.........

Then on Sunday, Dh took a jar of his home pickled red beets to make.....

Monday, April 05, 2010

Monday Freebies....

Chavrie® Fresh Goat Cheese - get a coupon for free goat cheese

Sign up to receive the latest from the John Frieda® Brand - free sample

U by Kotex - free sample

No nonsense Be a No nonsense Facebook Fan become a fan for a chance to get a free pair of socks. 100 given each day. Close to midnight seems to be the best chance to get these.

Orville Chedar Cheese - free sample in limited states

Del Monte Foods - Pet Products - join to get money saving coupons

Print a coupon for Degree Women Ultra Clear - go here to print $1.00 off coupon. Use it on the sample size - available at Target - to get it free!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Thursday Freebies....

Dove Men+Care - free sample

Walmart.com - Parent's Choice Infant Formulas - free sample

Latest Samples, Coupons & Sweepstakes from P&GbrandSAMPLER - P&G Everyday Solutions - several free samples from this link!

ELLE Extra :: Emergen-C® - new Emergen-C samples

Picaboo - get a FREE 20 page photo book today only with code AFFLGB

File A Claim - Age Gate - BUTTERFINGER® Insurance - free candy bar to the first 100,000

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday Freebies....

Hussana Halal Bodycare Range - free face cream sample

Receive a Free Gift - get a free pocket size Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States - Great for home schoolers!!!

EAS Free Sample and Information Registration - free protein bar

-Pantene - free sample

Kashi : Let’s make 2010 the year of eating healthier. Try a free sample of Kashi. - free sample

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Freebies.....

ShopFamilyFun for McFarlane, Ty, Yu-Gi_Oh, Marvel and many other products - free mailer

Probios Digestion Support Dog Treats with Probiotics - free sample

IT'S TIME TO COME CLEAN - Canadian sample

Dawn with Vinegar - free after rebate

:: Laughing Cow :: Click on the great taste Guarantee in the lower right corner to get a free after rebate form

True Lemon® - free sample

Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste Sample Request - free sample still available

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Freebies....

TRY A CPR PRODUCT FOR FREE! IT’S EASY! « LeatherCPR - free sample

Ode To The Commode Ode To The Commode Facebook - become a fan of Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner and print a .75 coupon

Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Facebook become a fan of Sara Lee and print a .75 coupon on SL Soft & Smooth Plus Made with DHA

FLIXSTICKS.COM - free sample

Walmart.com - Crest 3D White Regimen - free sample

Walmart.com - Tide Plus Febreze Freshness - free sample'

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Favorites and Freebies


This is my new favorite way to make my house smell great. I got this tart warmer here. My favorite scent right now is this. It has been a much cheaper and much more effective way to make my house smell great. No more candle that I forget to blow out. No more black soot marks on my ceilings. Just a great looking warmer that heats the tart with a light bulb. Wouldn't this make a great Mother's Day gift!

Online Candy Store Buy Candy Largest Online Bulk Candy Store Chocolate Candy Bars I love this store! You do not even need to leave your house to buy candy these days!

Earn Gift Cards - join here and start earning FREE gift cards today!


http://www.specialk.com/register/offer/protein-shake - free sample

Claim Your COMPLIMENTARY Subscription! - free magazine subscription

Walmart.com - Olay Total Effects Body Wash - free sample

Mercury Magazines - Get Started! - 3 free issues of Field and Stream

Print Your Coupon - Print a $1 coupon on a 4 pack of Lever 2000 bar soap

SELF Connected Get It L'Oréal's EverStrong System - Purchase two or more EverStrong (from L'Oreal) products and send your original receipt to Self to receive a new hairbrush

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday Freebies.....

This picture shows you all the free magazine I receive each month. I get Country Living from Coke Rewards but the rest are from links I have posted here. My husband also gets Maxim magazine free. We love getting free magazines!!!

Try a Free Sample Purex 3-in-1 Complete Laundry Sheets _ I just got this in the mail last week. It is still available if you missed it before. This is the perfect sample to pack on vacation with you!

Sample Request free Crest samples

Walmart.com - Benefiber Orange free sample

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hump Day Freebies....

Free Sample Packs - free for your pets!

Prizes - instant win game

BUILD AND GROW - new free kids build and grow clinic this weekend!

finish dishwashing - free after rebate

LEGO Education: About Us: LEGO ® Smart™ Creativity Contest - sign up for a free Lego kit

Dove Visibly Smooth Coupon - $2 off 1 Dove deodorant coupon

potty train - free potty training DVD

Latest Samples, Coupons & Sweepstakes from P&GbrandSAMPLER - P&G Everyday Solutions - diaper sample

Buddig Lunch Club - join the Buddig lunch club

Voila Promotions - $1.00 printable coupon

and then we have this.........

Jen at 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven, life in mexico {and other places} a picture a day, 365 Days of TV-Free Toddler Time, and Mega-Family Blogs is giving away nearly $100 worth of Hot Tamale Dinner Ware. To enter, go HERE!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

To market, to market to buy a fat pig.....

We are always looking for ways to save a few dollars here and there. We have talked about buying half a cow or pig for years. We were never really sure if it would be worth the cost. Recently, we had the chance to buy a pig that was very close be being raised "organically" with out being certified organic. When we heard the price we decided to get the whole pig!

To cut costs, my husband and brother in law did the butchering. That saved us a lot of money.

The picture above shows my DH shrink wrapping the meat to freeze.

The cost...
$190 for the pig
$30 for the vacuum bags
and we borrowed the vacuum sealer

We got 111 pounds of meat. After all costs, that comes to $1.98 a pound for organic pork. What a great savings!

For more Tuesday happenings....
Tackle It Tuesday — Tips for Tackling Morning Madness – 5 Minutes For Mom
Heavenly Homemakers
Balancing Beauty and Bedlam ::

Tuesday Freebies...

Borders Coupon marwk4sl - 40% off CD's with this printable coupon
Olay free after this printable rebate

Everlast Energy Bars - free sample

Baby-Barn - Extra-Gentle Baby Skin Care, Designed by Moms for Moms! - free sample

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Out of Office....

I am in the middle of a computer upgrade and qwill be back on Tuesday!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday Deals...

Mr. Peanut NCAA SWEEPS Facebook - become a fan on Facebook and print a great coupon!

Print Your Coupon - save $1.10 on Go-gurt with this printable coupon

Align: Regain A Healthy Digestive System Or Your Money Back! - free after rebate

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday's freebies...

Puffs Plus - free puff to go

Stride Gum Mega Mystery ™ Facebook - become a fan and fill out a form to get a free pack of gum

Cheerios Begin with your Heart - sign up to win a free coupon for Cheerios. If you do not win, you at least get a $1 off coupon

Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission – Save on Bacon - save $1.50 on bacon!

Dove Hair Care - Free Sample - free sample


Last week, I showed you all of my recycle bins, including the compost bin. For years, we have been wanting a compost bin. We have looked at models like this but never wanted to put out all that money. Then, just before Christmas, my friend told me there was a woman in our town that was giving away free compost bins through a special program. Turns out, that woman was my daughters teacher!! I emailed her about it and she said we could gladly have one.

So, a few days before Christmas, we brought this FREE compost bin home and began our journey into composting.

I bought this ceramic jar for my kitchen.....

We we have fruit and veggie scraps or old bread, we stick it in this odor free ceramic jar. Every few days, we take it out to dump into the compost bin. I am sure in the summer, we will have to empty it more often.

Once there is a layer of scraps in the bin, we toss an arm full of brown leaves, from the woods, into the bin.

We will not try to compost our grass clipping. We have a mulching blade on the mower and just let the grass lay to compost back into the yard. We are so happy to be keeping our food waste from going to a landfill! Compost is also a gardeners best friend! We are anxious for warmer weather so that we can start using some of the compost that we made!

For more composting tips, check out these sites....
Compost Guide - Composting Fundamentals
Composting 101 - How to Make Compost

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Disney's Princess and the Frog Deal....

The Princess and the Frog is being released tomorrow! (Tuesday, March 16, 2010). We were in Disney when they were promoting the release of the movie. My DD and I were asked to be part of the Princess and the Frog steamboat show. That was so much fun!! Of course we forgot to take a camera with us but my DH got pictures from where he stood in the crowd. Enjoy the pictures!

I am 5'4". That man next to me had to be 7 feet tall! His elbow was at my shoulder!

Thinking of buying the movie? Here are a few ways to save.....

Get a $10 off coupon here.. Disney Magical Savings – Coupons and Savings on Disney DVDs

Get a $5 rebate here - http://www.frogtape.com/Princess%20and%20the%20Frog/Rebate.aspx

Get another $5 rebate here - BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages

You should be able to do both rebates since there are 2 UPC codes on each DVD. Just purchase the band aids and movie separate so that you have 2 receipts. A photo copy of the movie receipt is acceptable.

It has been reported that Target is offering a Blu-ray DVD/combo pack that includes an exclusive Princess Tiana purse. All for $26.99. After the coupon and rebates from above, the movie and the purse will be $6.99 total! That would make a great Easter gift for only $6.99!

Make the deal better by printing coupons for the band-aids at Target too... Target Coupons

Too much hassle to do all that? Then just order it here

OR... to be even more frugal, you could just wait and borrow it from the library or rent it from Netflix or Redbox.

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