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!
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.
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
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 kidding...you know you do it too....
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 Theraflu 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 Nyquil 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.
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.
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.