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 - Crest 3D White Regimen - free sample - 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!

Freebies......... - free sample

Claim Your COMPLIMENTARY Subscription! - free magazine subscription - 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 - 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

For more Tuesday happenings go here... Tackle It Tuesday – Minimizing Morning Madness – 5 Minutes For Mom
and also... Family, Stamping and FOOD!

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 -

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.


Rain, rain, go away! I'd like to hang some laundry today! It has been raining here for 4 days. I would just love to start my favorite spring activity - hanging laundry outside! It will not happen today. Maybe later this week?

My find of the week.....

We bought all this produce at a local market for just $11. We were very happy with those prices! My DH used his juicer for the pineapples and oranges. The apples and pears made great additions to breakfast and dinner.

Menu Monday......

Monday - pork chops, red potatoes, peas, pears

Tuesday - Fish night, mac and cheese. broccoli and cauliflower

Wednesday - fresh sausage, balsamic cous cous salad (see picture and recipe below)

Thursday - Joe Corby pizza with left over sausage as a topping, left over cous cous

Friday - nacho night

Saturday - birthday dinner out!!

Balsalmic Cous Cous Salad

1 box of cous cous prepared to the box instructions.
Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder and a dash of oregano in a small bowl and whisk well.
Pour mixture on cous cous and stir.
Stir in chopped fresh spinach, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and corn.
Chill and serve.

I add whatever I have on hand, In the picture above, I added chopped chicken breast to the cous cous to make it the entire meal. This time I may add the sausage.

For more Menu Monday, go here.... I'm an Organizing Junkie — Living a life of simplicity and order

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Favorites, Funnies and Freebies


The Toilet Paper Survey ... How Do You Use Toilet Paper? - are you a folder, wrapper or scruncher?

Bathroom Habits Survey - this one is more extensive

Roll Poll - Cottonelle is doing and over under survey


Custom Stamps & Stationery Perfect For Your by purplelemondesigns - I would love to have one of these. It is very green to not have to use paper address labels.

All You (1-year) - one of my favorite magazines

Bakugan Booster Pack (Bakugan May Vary) - a great gift for a little boys Easter Basket

Barbie Superstar Doll - only $3.00 for barbie


Try a Free Sample Purex 3-in-1 Complete Laundry Sheets - I got this one in the mail yesterday

Rayovac Coupons Facebook - become a fan and get a $1.00 coupon

Thursday, March 11, 2010


KRAFT First Taste - Try New Products Before Anyone Else - if you are a member, log into to claim your free coupon. If you are not a member, join! - free after rebate - printable form

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Freebies....

This morning I am busy cleaning the floors, doing laundry and doing dishes. All before my 9:00 start time for work. Oh, and getting 2 kids off to school, taking care of the dog and fish tank as well as making the beds. Thank goodness for vacuume cleaners, washing machines and dishwashers!! They allow the modern woman to multi task in a way a pioneer woman could only dream of.

free bread..... Enter to win!!

New Body by Victoria® Bras in 7 sexy styles - Victoria's Secret - instant win game

Login to Prevacid®24HR Panel - sign up and get 14 days free!

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

American Girl - use code A302271 to get free shipping!!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Tuesday Freebies....

Yoplait Greek Yogurt – Greek Yogurt Recipes, Flavors and More - printable coupon on Greek Yogurt - Lever 2000 - free sample

all the flavor you love in 100 calories - printable coupon for Kraft Cheese Bites

Sam's Club – GLAD ForceFlex 13-Gallon and 33-Gallon Trash Bags - free trash bag sample

Recycle Your Trash.....

We try hard here to lower our contributions to land fills. When we have items we no longer can use, we freecycle, sell at yard sales and thrift stores, donate to Goodwill or pass it on to friends. There is a lot that just does not fit into those categories though and just plain old needs to be thrown away. Here is my trash system.....

Black can = compost
Light Blue can = aluminum cans
Dark Blue can = regular recycle bin
Large Blue can = trash

We cash in the aluminum cans for cash and use the compost in the garden. Here is a look at what we do with the cardboard......

We flatten all card board boxes and stack them in a larger box. Doing this really helps cut down on trash! Cardboard is picked up with regular recycles.

All of this helps the earth be a greener place and takes very little effort. If you do not recycle already, I hope you will consider it. Every little bit helps!

Next week I will tell you more about my composting system.

For more Tuesday happenings try these places.....
Tackle It Tuesday — PENCILS??? – 5 Minutes For Mom
Heavenly Homemakers
Balancing Beauty and Bedlam ::

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Arnold Select Sandwich Thins Give Away..... - enter to win a free coupon and a cloth grocery bag

Bordon's - free coupons for Bordon's Cheese Singles Sensations

JOHNSON'S® Baby Oil – Soak in the Secret Sweepstakes - printable $1.00 coupon and a contest to enter

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

Free Stevia Sample Free Sample of Zero Calories, Stevia Natural Sweetener, Zerovia - free sample

Ruby Tuesday Facebook - become a fan on Facebook and get a coupon for a free appetizer with a $10 purchase

Bacteria is Beautiful - free t shirt

Lipton Green Tea Free Sample - free tea sample

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday Favorites and Freebies....

This is my favorite bread so..... Enter to win! - Enter to win your own pack and a cloth grocery bag too.

For Favorites this week, I will share 3 of my favorite blogs.....

nienie - this girl is incredible! She almost died in a plane crash and now share her everyday struggles to become whole again even though she was severely burned.

My Country Home - just a neat blog!

Happy Janssens: Modern nomadic living...powered by straight veggie oil - Blog - I love to read this and follow their life since it is so very different from mine.

.... and now for some awesome deals and freebies!

Disney Mix Micro MP3 Player + Music Card High School Musical - get this Disney MP3 player for only $8.99

Nescafe USA ® Nescafé Samples Facebook - become a fan on Facebook and get some free sample

Freebies - Official Rules - - Starting March 9th you can go to any participating Nordstrom’s and get a free tube of Lancome Juicy Fruit Lip Gloss ($18 value!)

L'Oréal Paris - Special Offers get a free sample of L’Oreal EverStrong

Blockbuster Good Grades - get a free movie rental at Blockbuster for a B average or better on your child's report card

Free Kindle - get a free Kindle for your PC

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Thursday Deals and Steals...

Print Your Coupon - print 75 cents cereal. Hit the back button to print it 2 times!

Ben & Jerry Free Cone Day will be Mar 23 noon - 8 pm at participating shops.

Free Italian ice at Rita's on March 20th to celebrate the first day of spring! - free sample of this no calorie sweetener

Pureology Giveaways - free samples

Kids Workshops at The Home Depot - make a free rain gauge at the Home Depot kids workshop this Saturday - for kids 5 to 12

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Wednesday Freebies...

Facebook Starburst - become a fan on FB and get a B1G1F coupon

My friend Debbie is giving away Eco Friendly Pet Cleaning products here... - Purina Pet Products - free sample

Emergen-C Recipes and Samples - free sample

Energy Savers: Approved Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs - check out this website to see if your state will be participating in Cash for Clonker Appliances

Wordless Wednesday and a Give Away.....

The best kind of smile. I love when kids are missing their 2 front teeth! He pulled them himself!

Go here to enter to win a coupon for a free pack of Arnold Select Sandwich Thins and a cloth grocery bag.

For more Wednesday happenings in bloggyland, go here.....
Wordless Wednesday — Growing Up
My Country Home: March 2010
Wordless Wednesday Jolly Mom

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


I made the leap. You can now find Frugal Finds on Facebook!

Facebook Frugal Finds - I hope you will join the group!!

Update: The link has been corrected! If you already joined, you will need to rejoin.

Free Sample Tuesday.....

vitaminwater connect coupon Facebook - get a coupon for a free bottle

Sam's Club - Bounce Renewing Freshness Dryer Sheets v.10406 - free sample

Natural Pet Care Products from Halo - 2 free cans of dog food

Win Free Groceries, Free Grocery, Groceries for Free Cozi - win free groceries for a year!

Hooters - National Hooky Day Contest - get a free appetizer at Hooters

Bath & Body Works Make a Girly Statement: Home - enter to win a Bath & Body works shopping spree

Warner's - Get In Touch - free manicure set

PLUS.... Check out over there -------> for tons of new printable coupons

Monday, March 01, 2010

Menu Monday.....

I am still trying to eat down the freezer to make room for a whole pig that we will be purchasing and Dh butchering in 2 weeks. This menu is filled with things that need to leave the freezer.

Monday - Joe Corby's pizza (from the kids baseball/softball fundraiser), couscous salad

Tuesday - Beef roast, onions, baked potatoes, mac and cheese

Wednesday - spaghetti and meatballs, spinach salad

Thursday - kielbasa, cauliflower, broccoli and left over spaghetti as a side

Friday - family night out

Saturday - Adult grill night - I will have grilled sausage kabobs and DH will gave some grilled dear meat


Friday Foto Fun with Red Gold Tomatoes Susie's Homemade - hurry, last chance to enter Susie's give away!

TheOrganicSister - check out this family as they begin their life on the road, living in an RV and unschooling their son

Ronzoni - mail in rebate offer

Nabisco Cookies Cookies and Milk Facebook - become a fan of Nabisco on Facebook and they say they will give you a coupon for "free cookies". BUT... you will first have to buy a gallon of milk and another pack of cookies to get the "free cookies". I am not a fan of this type of coupon but, if you are, then head on over and get your "free cookies" coupon.
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