Wednesday, September 30, 2009

50 New uses for common things...

Go 1=32001">here to get some great ideas-like a Twister Mat used as a tablecloth!

Front Door Redo for $120.00!!!

See what I have been working on while I was neglecting you? I don't have a before picture because I do not plan ahead like that. It was a beautiful wood door, but the cold weather this past winter put a huge crack in it :( I filled it with wood putty and sanded it down. It never quite looked right to me, and I have been craving-yes I said craving - a black door 4ever! So, my doubtful husband went to Lowe's with me and we picked out some paint, primer, and after an unfortunate experience trying to spray paint the old lock set, a new set. All in all I spent about $120.00 on this and I love the way it looks. I had originally thought I spent almost $250, but I found my receipts and added it all up.

I was really feeling badly, looking at that line where I had puttied and sanded. Small home repair and basic cleaning keeps your home from looking shabby; it also helps keep you from getting tired of things and spending a ton of money on remodeling. A small change makes a big difference in your heart!

For more low cost decorating projects visit Sara at Thrifty Decor Chick.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Thank you cards

Go here for a chance to win free thank you cards from purchase necessary

Toys R Us $10 Gift Card Offer

Wednesday September 30th through Wednesday October 14th you can get a $10 Toys R Us giftcard when you purchase $30.00 of Tide, Dreft, Always, Bounty, Charmin or Duracell products. This offer was sent to me via email from P&G. There was no website or link with further details, but the fine print says the gift card will be given at the register, and it is only available in stores.

Free Calendar from Annie''s Homegrown & Kiwi Magazine

Annie's & Kiwi Magazine have teamed up to give you a free 2010 calendar when you buy one Annie's Homegrown product. The calendar has over $11.00 in coupons inside! Go here for more information!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Deals from my favorite store...

Marcy at StretchingABuck has the deals for Target this week. I am definitely going to need to take advantage of that razor deal- I snapped my Venus in half in the shower this morning and I have no more in my stockpile, I must be stronger than I thought.

Get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 Fusion Manual or Venus Embrace Razors or Cartridges:

Gillette Fusion Manual Razor - $7.94/ea
Use $4/1 in 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price = $3.94/ea

Gillette Venus Embrace Razor - $7.94/ea
Use $2/1 in 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price = $5.94/ea

Special Trick or Treats.....

I just read about the McDonald's Trick or Treat pack with 12 coupons for free items and the Wendy's Trick or Treat Gift Book-each selling for a $1!!!!!!!!!! Go to
Coupon Cravings for more information! I think this might solve my left over Halloween candy eating problem.

leftover...who am I know you do it too....

Walgreen's $5/$25 Coupon

Walgreen's has some outstanding deals this week - lots of items free after Register Rewards! To make the deals even sweeter, you can go here and print a $5/$25 coupon that is good on Tuesday and Wednesday only. Your total should be $25 after coupons.
Here's a sample scenario that I'd like to do:

Oral B advantage 1-2-3 toothbrush
$3 w/ $3 RR + Use the $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/27PG
Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion
$6.99 w/$6.99 RR + $1.50 off coupon
Chapstick Fresh Effects
$2.99 w/$2.99 RR
Dentek Dental Care, floss or dental picks (we need floss!)
$2 w/ $2 RR +Use the $1/1 coupon from April or May All You magazine or from here
2/$8 with $4 RR + use $2 off Theraflu coupon from Walgreen's Health Savings Booklet. I picked one up right at the counter at my Walgreen's last week.
Halls Refresh sugar free drops
$1 w/ $1 RR
2/$10 w/ $5 RR
Total = $33.98
-coupons for $7.25
-$5/$25 coupon
Total = $21.73
RR received back = $24.98
I actually make $3 purchasing a bunch of stuff I need that I can now roll into more Register Rewards. I actually might use a few of my RR to get more Nyquil and Theraflu and earn more RR. It's great to stock up on cold meds now before winter comes, you get desperate and end up purchasing these things for their usual prices of $8 per bottle.
To see all of Walgreen's weekly & monthly deals with coupon match-ups, check out Hip2Save here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Join Vocalpoint!

If you haven't joined Vocalpoint yet, I'm urging you to do so! In the past 2 weeks I've been offered a free full-size Secret Clinical Strength deodorant and a free 30-day supply of an Olay Regenerist product ($47 retail!). They also offered a free Bounce Dryer Bar but I didn't get in on that one. They are sending me these products on good faith that I will answer a survey about them after using them (and I will, cuz I want them to keep offering me free products!). Once you sign up with Vocalpoint, the key to getting coupons and free products (over the summer I received coupons for free Kashi GoLean waffles, Free frosted mini-wheats and a Free box of Rice Krispies) is by being an active member of the site. I periodically log in and fill out surveys (rarely more than 5 questions long) and leave a comment or 2 on the message boards.

Kids eat FREE at Boston Market thru 10/31

Click for all the details. With a minimum $6 adult meal purchase, receive 2 free kid meals. That's a great deal!!

CVS $5/$25 for EVERYONE!

Click here to take a brief survey on the flu from CVS. You will earn a $5/$25 coupon even if you fail (like I did with 4/5 questions wrong!!!).

Free Digital Cookbooks

Find 25 free digital versions of Taste of Home here. I'm going to check out "Halloween Party Favorites" first! I love making spooky cupcakes and the like for Halloween parties.

Free Geotrax DVD

For a free Steamer and Samuel Geotrax dvd, click here. This does not require a credit card and they always arrive!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Free, Free, Free!

Well, I guess it's kind of obvious I took the summer off from blogging...It wasn't planned at all...I was just having so much fun with my kids and staying busy with so many other things...that I didn't get to blog much. I also didn't see too many great deals that got me really excited over the summer...but now my stockpile is getting low and I need to refill it. So I'm going to get you started off with some free samples. Free samples are one way I stock my cabinets with facial moisturizers, lotions, shower gels, razors and much more! I really missed my packed mailbox over the summer though I am still enjoying reading my free magazine subscriptions!

Get a free Curel Itch Defense sample here.
Get a free sample of Cheerios here.
Get a free sample of Total Blueberry Pomegranite cereal here.
Get a free 2010 Wildlife calendar here. (Great kid stocking stuffer!)
Get a free sample of Pangea Organics Skincare kit from Allure here.
Get a free sample of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters here.
Get a free box of Kashi Cereal here.
Get your free Kotex sample here.
Get your free Always sample here.
Get your sample of Huggies Movers here.
Get a free sample of Playtex Sport here.
Get a free sample of EmergenC cherry multivitamin here.