Monday, May 31, 2010

Free Magazine Subscription

This is a great little magazine that fits nicely in your purse or bag. Great to whip out anytime you have to wait in line etc.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Toy Story 3 Free Stuff!!

Here is a great offer from Kelloggs featuring Toy Story 3.

This one is from Kelloggs and you will need to buy specially marked boxes to redeem the codes inside to get free stuff. Free shipping and handling too!!

Go here to register. Details about this promotion can be found here.

Here are some codes to get you started. I used them so I am not 100% sure if they can be used again but it is worth a shot. You can only put 5 codes in a day and no more than 30 during the promotion.

Codes I used are as follows:

VTX7 NWZ4 25GW 54J1





05/30/2010 VTX7-NWZ4-25GW-54J1 +1 Code Entry Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size
05/30/2010 9RLH-NG3B-7B4K-FJXP +1 Code Entry Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size
05/30/2010 4XNW-N3VZ-C7GB-L1GX +1 Code Entry Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size
05/30/2010 9PVZ-NGJ5-CZ4K-5F59 +1 Code Entry Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size
05/30/2010 TM4M-GMC7-F7NR-3FG1 +1 Code Entry Frosted Flakes

05/30/2010 9JPZ-4N5T-CWG1-NKF1 +1 Code Entry Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size
05/30/2010 9PVZ-MG7P-5JFN-9H4T +1 Code Entry Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size

Sorry it is looking like they are unique codes and can only be used once.

40 Free Photos!!

I am definitely signing up for this one! You can also get 4cents prints.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

2 Good Deals Ending Today! GO!!!

I paid less than $7 for all of this. Which isn't great but when you figure it would have cost me over $39.92 then me paying less than $7 isn't too shabby!!

Price break down before coupons:

$6.99 Cover Girl
$6.99 Cover Girl
$4.99 Nivea
$4.99 Nivea
$2.99 Nivea
$2.99 Nivea
$4.99 Noxema
$4.99 Noxema


Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Cover Girl Makeup use BOGO coupon plus the $1.00 of coupon to pay barely anything (example: pressed face powder compact $6.99 each = $13.98 - $6.99 bogo coupon - $1.00 off coupon - $3.50 50% off sale = $2.50 plus tax) 2 for the price of less than one!!

Noxema Razors prices start at $2.99 and up to $5.49 or $5.99 (I forgot). Use (2) $2 off coupons to either pay zero or up to $1.99 plus tax for 2 packs.


Nivea spend $15 get back $5 ECB.

Use any of the following coupons to make a great deal:
BOGO Body Wash All You Magazine both May and June issues
BOGO Lip Care All You Magazine both May and June issues
$4 off Body Wash
$1 off Lip Care

Body Wash is on sale right now for $4.99 each instead of regular price of $5.99. Lip care is $2.99 to $3.99 each.

Buy 4 body washes $19.96 use 2 BOGO coupons (-$9.98) plus 2 $4 off coupons (-$8.00) new total is $1.98 plus tax.


Use (3) $4 off coupons for 3 body washes ($14.97 which should generate the $5ECB) after coupons pay $2.97 plus tax. Obviously if you have any ecbs to use up you could make this even better.


What I did today since I already used my bogo coupons earlier this week and earlier this month. And was left with only (2) $4 off and (2) $1 off coupons.

Buy 2 Body Washes and 2 Lip Cares total is $15.96 use (2) $4 off and (2) $1 off new total = $5.96 then used $4.99 ecb and $1 ecb and ended up paying $1.05 and that is including tax!! Got the $5 ecb back too!!

Loads of Coupons!!! Print Before the Month is Over!!!

Go here and here and print any coupons you want before June. If you wait until June then May's might be gone!!


Coupons Inc.

Looking for Love?

Well this weekend you can try eHarmony for free!! Who knows maybe you will meet someone!

Free Baby Annoucements and a Free Photo Magnet

Did you know that Kodak Gallery will give you (2) sets of 10 birth annoucements for free (not including shipping and handling)? You can go here and see which ones are free (there are 10 styles to choose from that are free).

Also you can use the code FREEMAGNET and get a free magnet (not including shipping). Not sure how long this code will work though. If you are a new customer you will also get a credit for 50 free prints (again not including shipping).

I plan to upload some photos today and choose a photo for a magnet and get my free prints. Then I will update this and let you know how much it cost to ship everything. :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Good Advice Part 1

I wanted to pass on some really good advice I have gotten over the years. Some of it I took and some I passed up on only to now wish I would have taken. A lot of this advice obviously works better if you are young,unattached and do not have any children though it could still be taken just maybe a tad more difficult. This will be a series that I am working on. I hope they help out someone.

This is by far that absolute best advice I have ever gotten and two people told me :

Claim Bankruptcy

Now I don't believe this is for everyone and I really feel that it should not be used for people who are just careless with their money. The reason I ended up in debt was medically related (and this was with health insurance) which unfortunately left me on disability for two years. I had no where to go so I had to still pay rent and regular bills not too mention Cobra payments. Let's just say that my disability checks didn't cover it all. Then of course my vehicle was breaking down constantly on top of it all and yeah it was a mess. I ended up having to use credit cards to help pay for normal stuff like paying my electric bill and putting gas in my car to go to the doctor. I seriously spent $10 a month on food and this was BEFORE I truly knew how to use coupons so I lived off of ramen noodles and I can seriously say I have never been so hungry in my entire life. I unfortunately (don't ask I don't understand) did not qualify for any type of government help so I barely ate because I could not afford to. But with all of this I put my bills first and paid with one credit card to pay another and so forth. I was very determined to get out of my hole and pay them off. I just didn't want to live on the street and well, if I did not pay rent I would have ended up there. So my credit cards were my saviour. Thank god for them. Some people have family and friends who will help them in their time of need I had my credit cards. Better than nothing right?!

Like I said for years I tried getting out of this horrid hole but this also all coincided with the whole 911 thing so jobs were scarce (though not as scarce as now). I did what I had to do to pay my everyday living bills (rent, electric etc.) and made the min. payment on all my cards but it was clear to me they would never be paid off. I still paid them every month but deep down I knew it would take a miracle.

I had a friend who constantly said just claim bankruptcy you will be so happy you did. Her and her husband had and it truly did not seem to affect them. Then I causally dated a guy and he mentioned that he had claimed bankruptcy so I spilled the beans and told him my story. He told me to most definitely claim bankruptcy.

I finally decided to look into it. I realized there would be no way I would ever be able to pay it off. I could not imagine having that hanging over my head now I don't know what I would do. So I went for it and did it. This was before the laws changed and truthfully I can't even recall what year it was. Let's just say I am so very glad I did. I can not imagine being a single parent and having those debts hanging over me never letting me get ahead.

Again I don't think it is for everyone but for some it is the best answer. I personally feel that people who were beyond careless and just spent, spent, spent should be responisble for their debt but I feel when it comes to things related to medical, losing a job, losing a spouse etc. then I feel it could be the right thing to do. I was always very responsible and paid my bills on time and saved money but even with that when something unavoidable happens and it leaves you not being able to work well you have to find some way to avoid being homeless. I had no one to live with or help me out so I had no other choice than to rely on my credit cards.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some Freebies for You All!!

Johnson and Johnson Frog Toy from 2009?

Does anyone remember that link that had the info for it? I sent the necessary receipts/upcs whatever was required but we have never received it. This was from about November of 2009. I must have deleted the link I had for it but I wanted to email them and see what happened. Yeah, I know I should have done that a long, long time ago. lol

Hooked On Phonics

Go here to Overstock.

And you will see the prices don't seem to bad. But it gets better! Use code :SLICK50 and you will get 50% off those prices!! I believe (not sure though) you can use that code on any item on their website. But I know for a fact it works on their overstock page.

Here is a copy of my order. This is the second time I have ordered from them and I personally feel that their products are nice. Of course everything works better if you continue to use over and over. :)

Your Purchases

Description Quantity Price Order Total

Hooked on Math® Learn to Count
$14.95 . $14.95

My First Picture Dictionary Wipe-Off Workbook
$3.55 each. $3.55

My First Spanish Words Wipe-Off Workbook
$3.55 each. $3.55

Hooked on Spanish
$14.95 each. $14.95

Product Total: $37.00
SLICK50 (SLICK50) Discount: ($18.50)
Tax: $1.78
Shipping: $6.95
Order Total: $27.23

Friday, May 14, 2010

Free Reward Today Only!!!! 05/14

Go and sign up if you haven't already for Tropicana Juicy Rewards

Then search for rewards in your area. You don't need any codes. Though your reward will expire in 14 days. Also you need a printer to print your reward. I choose a 2 for 1 admission to a museum right near my house which I keep meaning to take my son. I think we will go tomorrow. :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pampers Points

Here is a list of Pampers Gifts to Grow points. It should give you a total of 534 points. These codes do expire but they seem to last way longer than the Huggies points. It does take a lot of points to redeem something but if you have to buy diapers and wipes you might as well get something back from them. Especially since now the Caregivers Market Place no longer offers cash back on Huggies products. Which is very upsetting! I figure I have close to a year on using Pull Ups maybe less if I get lucky and was looking forward to the 75 cents back per pack.

Pampers Gifts to Grow program has changed but they finally got their website working correctly. I recall when they first changed over I not only lost all my points (which they never gave me back) I also was unable to log in for 3 months straight. They also no longer charge shipping aside from Shutterfly items.

3/12/10 Promotion Code OHAMANDAAWGTG08 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code WELCOMEBONUS089 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code THRIFTYMOMMYGTG 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code WELCOME2VILLAGE 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code WELCOME2GTG0809 10
3/12/10 Baby-Dry 4RNK9RJ7NCVR3YV 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry 4RNK9RJXVR747YF 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry 4PDTPJCTCCPN7H6 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry KDMDXKYVPRV9WDY 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry 4K6CMHW434CYMMR 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry 4KHR6FYM3K43T97 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry VJ3D7K49N6CRRHH 24
3/12/10 Baby-Dry MDVV9X4MHH4MCXV 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry DJJ3FJCMCJGHMVD 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry MDVV9WYMDFNTH9P 20
3/12/10 Baby-Dry 4KCMWTXRMFXPXFK 20
3/12/10 Store Checkout Coupons BRYG3M6KN9JJRHR 30
3/12/10 Cruisers 46XX6R7JYVK7HPP 36
3/12/10 Cruisers VNVYWHTPPDKYK66 54
3/12/10 Promotion Code JOINTHEFUNGTG09 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code STARTEARNINGNOW 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code XKCMYXFVD96VXVK 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code GROWWITHVILLAGE 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code JUSTBECAUSE2009 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code GRATUIT89102009 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code WELCOME2GTG2010 10
3/12/10 Promotion Code GTGTEAMUSA2010 30
3/12/10 Promotion Code GTGPLAY2USA2010 30
3/12/10 Promotion Code MARFACEBOOK2010 10

You might want to periodically check to see if there are any coupons to print out for your Pampers products.

Coupons Inc.


And the New Winner is.............

Since the original winner never stepped forward I have had to choose another winner.

Christie says:
I'd like the blueberry.

Christy I will be emailing you (thank you for including an email addy!) and you will have 48 hours to reply back to me. Or else I will have to choose another winner.

*****New rules for my contests for now on : You Must Include a Email Address or else your entry does not count. Thanks!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Winner is .................

UPDATE - Since the winner below did not ever get in touch with me and did not leave me a email addy to get in touch I will be choosing a new winner!

Lynette says:

My favorite flavor is Strawberry. Yum. I never used to care much for yogurt until I had Greek yogurt. I would LOVE to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

You have 48 hours to message me with your mailing address for the package to be sent out. If I don't hear from you within that timeframe I will choose another winner.

***Prizes will be sent from the sponser and not me.

*** Don't worry I will not post your comment with your mailing info. Also make sure to include your last name and email addy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!! I hope all you mommies out there have an absolutely wonderful day!!! :)

I hope your weekend turns out better than mine. My vehicle broke down yesterday and is now in the shop. :( Won't get it back until sometime on Monday. Let's hope it doesn't cost too much and isn't too serious.

Friday, May 7, 2010

What are You Getting Your Mother ?

My mother's birthday is close to Mother's Day so this year she decided she wanted to celebrate them both together. Which makes things easier I suppose.

Here is everything my son and I have gotten her for her bday and Mother's day (you will see loads of items from my drugstore purchases!):

Maxwell House Coffee (from the Avatar deal at CVS - which will be a bday present for my sister)

Robe (from CVS - which will come in handy next winter)

Razors (from this week's deal at Wags)

2 Nivea Body Washes (from this week's CVS deal)

Coffee Mug Set with Tray (from Kmart's after Christmas sale)

Reach Toothbrush (from either a Wags or CVS sale)

2 Various Deodorants (from either a Wags or CVS sale)

Green Food Storage Containers (Big Lots)

2 Sally Hanson Nail Polishes (remember that awesome wags sale?)

Benadryl Itch Relief Stick (Walmart using that $5 off 2 coupon which makes them both free plus overage)

Kodak DVD (bogo with bogo coupon CVS last week that caused so many issues)

Luzianne Tea Bags Large Box (bogo at Publix before)

Ideal sugar substitute (free coupon)

Box of Chocolate Covered Cherries

Frames (that were on clearance at Wags for $2.50 for 3 frames) with photos of my son that I had taken at Picture People Studios located at Walmart (which I will pick up tomorrow - can't wait!!!). I might pick her up something else while I am there if something catches my eye.

As you can see I don't really purchase the usual bday and Mother's Day presents. I used to buy her loads of perfume etc. but then I noticed that most of the items I bought her were still in their boxes/bags a year later (even if it was something she wanted). So now I buy her things that she uses all the time (shampoo, body wash, razors, deodorant, coffee, tea etc.) which may seem weird but at least I know she will use them and my money didn't go to waste.

* Edit (May 08)- I also bought her a really nice foam type kitchen mat with roosters on it at Walmart. It is really nice and thick. Might have to go back and buy one for myself.

Wags!!! CoverGirl B1G1 for 50% OFF use with BOGO Coupons!

FYI - CoverGirl Makeup is buy one get one 50% off which works very nicely with the CoverGirl bogo coupon that is out. This CoverGirl sale was not in the sales flyer and possibly could be a regional thing? Not sure but I wanted to let you all know about it. CVS also has the same sale going on too this week which ends Saturday.

Here is what I bought:

4 CoverGirl Pressed Powders @ $6.99 each = $27.96
2 Revlon Slant Tweezers @ $2.99 each = $5.98
3 Various Bic Men's Razors (Flex 4, Hybrid, Comfort Advance) $3.99 each = $11.97

Total = $45.91 plus tax

Coupons and Sales:
BOGO CoverGirl Coupon - $6.99
BOGO CoverGirl Coupon - $6.99
Revlon Beauty Tool Coupon - $1.00
Revlon Beauty Tool Coupon - $1.00
Bic Razor Coupon - $3.00
Bic Razor Coupon - $3.00
Bic Razor Coupon - $3.00
Wags IVC for Revlon Tweezers - $2.00 (takes off a $1 for each)
Wags B1G1 50% off Sale on CoverGirl - $3.50
Wags B1G1 50% off Sale on CoverGirl - $3.50
Wags B1G1 50% off Sale on Revlon - $1.50

New Total after coupons, sales and taxes = $13.05!!!

Sale ends this Saturday!!! I did this at 2 different stores this week so I am all set on compacts, razors and tweezers for awhile!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Don't forget to enter my contest!!!!

The winner is :

Lynette says:

My favorite flavor is Strawberry. Yum. I never used to care much for yogurt until I had Greek yogurt. I would LOVE to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

You have 48 hours to message me with your mailing address for the package to be sent out. If I don't hear from you within that timeframe I will choose another winner.

***Prizes will be sent from the sponser and not me.

*** Don't worry I will not post your comment with your mailing info. Also make sure to include your last name and email addy.

I just wanted to remind everyone to enter my Yoplait Greek Yogurt - Nourish Your Inner Goddess Giveaway. This contest will end on May 9th which is Mother's Day.

I will post and email the winner on May 10th and the winner will have 48 hours to get back in touch with me. I will post the winner on this post here and I will make a new post with the winner's info (which will be just name and last name inital (if it was given) or a partial email addy whatever info I have of the winner). But I will not post enough info that spammers can take advantage so no worries there. But I will post it in 2 places so you can actually find out if you won.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Month = New Coupons!

Check out all the new printable coupons here.

Coupons Inc.

Here are some that are available for printing (190 in total):

$1.50 off 2 Jars of Classico Pasta Sauce

$2 off Dove Ultimate Deodorant

$1 off Garnier

$1 off Digiorno

$1 off Right Guard Deodorant

60 cents off 2 Old El Paso (Publix has them bogo this week!!)

$3 off Claritin

$1 off Uncle Ben's Original Converted Rice (Publix has them bogo this week!)

30 cents of Yoplait Greek Yogurt (don't forget to enter my contest!!)

and tons more here !!

After checking out all the printable coupons at head on over here for some more!


Some good ones I saw are the following:

$1.50 off 2 Kelloggs

$2 off L'Oreal EverStrong

$1 0ff Nature's Bounty

and many more here!