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Monday, May 31, 2010

Guess Who Got an Invite to the Got2B BuzzAgent Campaign!?!

I was VERY excited to see the invite for this event in my email this week! I'm waiting on my test kit from them, but have already received a great BOGO coupon for use at CVS(here I come again!) and I cannot wait to try it out! In case you're wondering the test kits usually come with full size products for the BzzAgent to test and several samples and information pamplets to give out, as well as high value coupons most of the time. All they ask is an honest review and that you share with lots of people in your day to day life! Of course I'll share what I think on here and I'd love to hear comments from anyone who has used this before or uses it now! Did anyone else get in too?

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Free Muir Glen Tomato Paste at Wal-Mart!

Print the $1.00/1 Coupon from and head to Wal-Mart for a free can of Muir Glen Tomato Paste!

Other Great coupons available now:

~$2.00/1 KISS Nails(FREE at Dollar General)

~$1.00/1 Nexcare Products(FREE Trial size at Target, Wal-Mart and reported at some CVSes)

Target GiftCards Rolling Rolling Rolling!

I did several Scrubbing Bubbles giftcard deals at Target not long ago and still had 24.09 in giftcards from those. I was told about a great Olay Gift Card Deal at Target and had to take all my $2/1 and $1/1 coupons that were expiring today and check it out! Here's what I got:

~18 Olay refreshing Toner(Gave one to my neighbor, gotta spread the love!!!)

~10 Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash(2 missing, gave them to another neighbor and her mom who recently had a cancerous place removed from her chin, this is a sensitive skin formula, I hope it helps her!)

~2 Olay Foaming Face Wash

~2 Olay Age Defying Foaming Facial Cleaner(gave one to the first neighbor also)

~6 Tide Travel Packs

Total spent: 0.00 out of pocket expense

GiftCards In: 61.02

GiftCards Back: 85.00(43.07 of that not spent rolling this deal, so still have that)
**Received a 0.05 Reusable Bag Discount**
Coupons Saved: 55.00
Taxes: 2.70

*these also qualify for the Olay Rebate HERE for 20.00 back when you buy 50.00 of qualifying Olay Products, which I have twice by buying 107.48 BEFORE coupons...I will be sending one form off for me and one to my mom's address*

CVS Til You Drop!!!

Catch-up time! I've CVS-ed all week long and thought I'd put one giant picture and breakdown up for it!

I've got:

~4 Women's Nivea Bodywash(1 not pictured)
~3 Men's Nivea Bodywash
~2 Nivea Lip Care
~14 Revlon Creme Lip Gloss(FREE)
~8 Old Spice Body Washes
~2 Packs CVS Pocket Tissues(FREE)
~1 CVS CottonBalls(FREE)
~8 Gold Emblem Mixed Nuts(2 not pictured)
~1 CVS Conditioner(FREE)
~2 CVS Shampoos(FREE)
~3 Old Spice Body Spray(FREE...1 not pictured)
~2 Old Spice Deodorants(FREE)
~1 Revlon Nail Polish(FREE after coupon/CRT Coupon)
~1 CVS Nail Polish Remover(FREE wyb Revlon Nail Polish *LAST Week's Sale!*)
~2 Huggies Mega Packs(not pictured)
~9 Power Bars(FREE after ECB)
~2 Off! Clip On Refills(FREE)
~2 Queen Anne Cocoa Butter Lotion
~1 Ban Deodorant(FREE after ECB/coupon)
~1 L'Oreal Juicy Lip Gloss

Total OOP: 23.00 even(11.27 on a CVS money card, 3.62 on a pre-paid actually 8.11 out of my pocket expense)
Tax: 11.66 of the 23.00
CVS Savings: 188.51
Coupon Savings: 115.22
ECBS Spent: 32.19
ECBS Returned: 28.91

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sam's Club Free Bounty Sample!

Are you a member of Sam's Club? Then pull up THIS PAGE, fill out the form(including your member number) and get a free sample by mail!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Email Incoming!!! 5/28/2010

I am part of the E-Vic club that Harris Teeter has associated with their Store Card(the VIC card) and I receive an email every Friday stating what deals I am able to get. These deals are specific to my card and are different for everyone in the program based on what you buy and they're usually pretty good. Today was even more awesome!

YAY for free!! I'm going to be in there shopping for groceries at some point and will definately take advantage of this and at least two of the other offers in my email.

Please remember this deal is specific to my card and is non-transferrable to another card, every card receives a different combination of deals. If you're signed up but just want to know what deals you have, have someone in Harris Teeter scan your card as you come in and let it print the deals at the bottom of your receipt.

Not a member of the E-VIC club yet? Join HERE for free!

Kelloggs Promotions-Free Stuff for Collecting Codes!

Do you eat Kelloggs cereals? If so, watch for the specially marked boxes with the Toy Story logo on it! Collect those codes and cash them in for great prizes like:

~Toy Story 3 T-Shirt
~Hamm(the pig toy) bank
~FREE movie ticket
~$5.00 concession cash(both ticket and cash valid ONLY at participating locations)

and a lot more!

Want to learn more, visit their website HERE!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free Earthfare Organic Ketchup when you spend $5

Earthfare Market just released a new coupon on their website for a FREE Earthfare Organic Ketchup(valid on 20oz ONLY) when you spend $5 or more in their stores. Print this one fast, it's only valid through June 1st!

FREE EarthFare Ketchup Coupon

The Other Side of Freebies

So I get lots of good freebies in my mailbox each week thanks to several generous companies, but a lot of the freebies or almost freebies I have I obtain through frugal shopping with coupons. I want to share with you what I worked on this morning for about an hour-my food stockpile closet. I have a large closet in our main hallway that I use as a pseudo-pantry and from time to time I have to rotate stock in or out depending on what we need in the kitchen or what may be given away to family or friends.

First I'll share some pictures:

You have to forgive the multitude of pictures, the hallway is only so wide, so unfortunately it took several smaller shots to get the whole closet. What you don't see in these pictures is yet another pantry cabinet that is in an inset wall in my son's walk-in closet that has flour, sugar, can vegetables, noodles, macaroni and cheese and most of our bulk staples.

More to the point though-my family and I don't go hungry, we're able to help others in our family and community when they're in need and it's all because of coupons! A little over a year ago, NONE of this was here and we wondered some weeks how to make ends meet and still have food on the table. I was determined to make things work and turned to coupons and thanks to some great friends at and great sales paired with my coupons, we now have 3 closets full of extras(food and non-foods).We also have plenty of health and beauty items that would have been definite extras for us before, and a FREE freezer(thank you to the sweet couple of craigslist who answered my "in search of" ad) FULL of food, as well as a well stocked fridge and above fridge freezer!

All I just want to say is if you're having a hard time, keep looking up and trying, anything can be accomplished with some hard work, and a few good coupons ;)

Host a Bull's Eye Bold BBQ HouseParty!

Are you a member of Kraft First Taste or If so I have great news for you! They just started taking applications for their Bull's Eye Bold BBQ Party!

I've hosted a few houseparties myself and I have to say both the packages they send you and the information you receive is fabulous! You often receive several full size products(or coupons to obtain these for the party), party favors, high value coupons and information sheets or online passes for special events to give out.

All they ask is you throw a simple party to help promote the product and then talk about it on their website( Doesn't sound like too bad a deal to me, please share with us if you apply and are picked for this exciting event!

To join Houseparty and apply for this opportunity, visit

Incoming!!! 5/27/2010

Today was a slightly busier mail day for me, but with a much better round of freebies!!

~1 reusable shopping bag courtesy of Earthbound Farm with coupons!
~1 coupon for a FREE Chavrie Goat Cheese product up to 5.50

Speaking of my Chavrie Coupon, they've got a great offer on their website right now for a FREE "For the Love of Goat Cheese" Recipe Book when you buy any two Chavrie products. To check it out or download the mail in form for the recipe book, give them a visit HERE.

Want A Chance for Free Neutrogena SunCare?

Allure Magazine has an online contest ongoing right now that ends the last day in May. There are great prizes to be won including:
Twenty Sunscreens from Neutrogena, Salt Sunglasses(valued at $400!) and a Hat Attack Hat!

These Sunscreens are listed as being included in the contest:
~Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 with Helioplex
~Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunblock SPF 55 + Repair
~Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock Fluid SPF 55
~Neutrogena Spectrum+ Sunblock Lotion SPF 55
~Neutrogena Spectrum+ Sunblock Lotion SPF 100 +
~Neutrogena Sport Face Sunblock Lotion SPF 70 +
~Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Spray SPF 85
~Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock Spray SPF 85

To enter, fill out the short form on this page.

Allure has lots of great contests every month and I will try to keep you updated on as many as possible!

Want Cheap Lifesavers? has a $1/2 and my Food Lion has the Lifesavers Sour Gummies on closeout for 0.34 each, making it a possible 0.32 money maker!

FREE Potty Training Kit from Pampers

Got a potty training little one? Grab some FREE samples, resources, and tools for mom and dad! Just check out the site HERE. Each kit comes with Pampers Easy Up Trainers, stickers and coloring pages, high value coupons, helpful hints for parents and more!

FREE Naturemade Chewable Vitamin D Sample

Naturemade is offering a free sample of their new Chewable Vitamin D vitamins. Just click HERE and register to have your sample sent to your house.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Swagbucks, Searching daily and earning rewards!

How many of you are already with swagbucks? Show of hands...? I don't see many hands, so let me fill you in on one of my favorite websites!!! is an AWESOME website that gives you "swagbucks" for searching using their search engine, reading their blog(those are codes given at a certain time btw), or doing various activities like their daily poll or the merchant offers that change weekly.

I have to say I visit swagbucks everytime I need to search, even if it's just pulling up a site I already know the address to, within two months I've earned 535 swagbucks which is a rather small pittance compared to some people's winnings! I intend on using mine to gain giftcard codes and buy some christmas for my family with them. Because the codes also cover shipping I will wait until the last possible moment(probably octoberish for me) and turn them all in and likely get several free to me items!

Interest in joining and getting in on all the great rewards?

Check it out by clicking on this banner:

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Incoming!!! 5/26/2010

I just realized I hadn't shared my mail with you! Today was a light day, one freebie and store flyers as well as some mass mailing coupons.

~FREEBIE: Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Skin-Fortifying Body Lotion sample with $1.00/1 Coupon on the back outside!
~1.00/1 Palmolive Coupon inside the mass mailer and the official Food Lion ad that I used to raid their Oreo section with. LOL

Food Lion and the $5/5 Kraft Deal!

I decided to run to Food Lion tonight and splurge on cookies for my kids. They LOVE Oreos and basically all Oreo based cookies and they are part of the $5/5 products deal this week and I just happened to have some great coupons handy.

I got:
~12 various Oreo Products(2.49-2.50 each)
~4 Oscar Mayer Shaved Lunchmeat Tubs(2.99 each)
~1 Bar-S Bologna(0.99 each)
~2 Pepsi Brand 2-liters(2.67 for two...OUCH!)
~1 Hefty 50-Count Foam Plates(FREE thanks to a Food Lion mobile coupon!)
~2 packs Ball Park Hot Dogs(BOGO)
~1 bag Wavy Lays(BOGO)
~1 Multi Pack Ramen Noodles(1.29 for one)

Total Cost: 19.14
MVP Savings: 33.31
Coupon Savings: 21.75

While this is not the best example of a *cheap but needed trip* it was a LOT of good deals, the lunchmeat alone before the deal and coupons would have been almost 12.00 plus tax! This is what we call a major splurge in our house, we rarely to never bring in any food that's not produce or meat if it's not almost free or completely free(with exception of tax of course!).

So does the Food Lion Mobile coupon peak your interest? I got those plates for free because I accepted a mobile coupon for "Buy two Ball Park Hot Dogs and receive one FREE pack Hefty Plates or Bowls(up to $2.60)". I *love* their mobile coupons, and while they may not all apply to our family, they're all great deals!

Wanna join? Text CLUBFL to 467467 and follow the instructions that they text back to your mobile phone. Regular text charges will apply, including airtime if your plan requires it for these. Find out more information about the Mobile Coupon Club from Food Lion HERE.

To check out the deals for this $5/5 Kraft Products deal and get some ideas on the rest of this week's sale, check out weusecoupons Food Lion forum HERE!

FREE Tropicana Juice!

Are you a member of the Tropicana Juicy Rewards club and have 5 points? If so you are eligible for a FREE 59oz or 64oz Tropicana Pure Premium juice coupon which is snail mailed to your address! Close to the five, but maybe need one more? Take a short survey HERE to get a free point for your account!

Not a member yet and want to join? Click HERE and register and take a short survey for a free point to count towards your five.

If you need some points to qualify, here are a few to add into your account, but redeem them quickly as it seems they expire not long after they are added to your account!

Worth 1 Point each:




(thanks to moneysavingmom and southernsavers for points listing)

So Day One of Freebies eh?

Alright, well today is the first day for this, my new blog. While I am a bit nervous and I'm sure that will show in my post, I'm gonna dive right in and start adding freebies for you to take advantage of!!

First for the day:

Free Kraft Mayo samples
Click Here to fill out a short form to receive your free mayo samples! Samples are limited to 1 per household, ages 18 and over.

Free Crest 3D Whitestrips Sample

Want a FREE sample of Crest 3D Whitestrips? Click HERE to get yours!

I know these past two have been nothing but samples you get in the mail and there's certainly nothing wrong with that, but how about freebies from the store? I regularly coupon my way into tax only items at several local stores. Wanna know how? Come back and check regularly for my trip posts and break downs as well as Great Deal lists!