Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday 28 Feb 2008

Free Yummy chummies gourmet dog treats sample

Fill out the form below to receive your free magnetic picture frame. The center of the frame pops out to use as a reminder of safe cooking temperatures, while the outside of the frame will hold a favorite 4 x 6 picture on the refrigerator

To receive these two free horse posters now, please click “Continue” and tell us some more about yourself.

Please complete the following form to get your free pair of the NEW HyFlex® 11-920 gloves

Don't forget:
Simply purchase a box of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST® pasta at your local retailer on February 29, 2008 and mail in your receipt by March 15, 2008 with the downloadable claim form to receive your rebate!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday 27 Feb 2008

The Pet Pantry

Garden of Life Free sample

Free Wood Skull Auto Air Freshener


Did you know that you can mail your expired coupons to service members and their families overseas. They can use them up to six months after the expiration date.

I do not have a Kroger here so, I haven’t tried but I am told that If you bring your own grocery bags to Kroger grocery stores when you shop, they will credit your grocery bill for $.05 per bag used to sack your groceries

Bounty Sample

Waxaway is giving away trial packs of one of its most popular products, Ready to Use Strips

Free Keyboard Brush

Free "I Love My Grandchild" photo frame magnet Grandparent Information Center Publications

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A few more for Tuesday 26 Feb 2008

Free Pledge Multi-Surface wipes

Curel sample

We can all use one of these at some point.
Stress ball

Join our
Blend of the Month Club and receive a free sample of one of Chef Ron's savory blended creations or spices every month

To receive a free sample of the best
habanero H.O.T Sauce on earth, just fill out and submit the form

This is absolutely free from Mattel. No shipping. Planet Heros DVD

Covergirl. Receive sample and $2 off coupon

Tuesday 26 Feb 2008

By signing up for our newsletter using the form below, you will receive a free Tony Ferguson shake sample and program book

Please fill out the following form to receive your FREE Optima USA Coffee Mug

Join our RiceSelect™ Flavor Club (formerly our Birthday Club) and receive a free reusable shopping bag plus a $1.00 coupon through the mail good toward any of our RiceSelect products (one per household). It's our gifts to you. Just fill out the required information below to become a member of the club.

Register to receive your FREE welcome gift. It has everything you need for minor scrapes and bruises

Simply provide us with your name and address and we will mail out a few cards for you to get started. At any time you can request more cards, free of charge.Taking the tool of human kindness one step further, we've introduced the "Kindness Card." This card enables you to present a tangible reminder of kindness to its recipient.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Promise activ

Discover a new way to help remove cholesterol from your body. Promise activ™ SuperShots™ are a new line of great tasting, powerful fruit and yogurt flavored drinks with natural plant sterols, ingredients that are clinically proven to help remove cholesterol from your body. Enjoy Promise activ™ SuperShots™ at least once a day with meals, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and you could reduce your LDL (bad) cholesterol level.
Foods containing at least 0.4 g per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a total daily intake of at least 0.8 g, as part of a low saturated fat, low trans fat and low cholesterol diet, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of
Promise activ™ SuperShots™ provides 2.0g plant sterols.
As most of you know, I am a BzzAgent, which is a word of mouth program. I have been provided with Promise activ to get (and give) my honest opinion of the product.
I have put information above from the Promise activ website.
It comes in Strawberry, Raspberry, and Peach. I tried the Strawberry flavor and it was great. It is clinically proven to help remove cholesterol from my body. I had my cholesterol checked at my last checkup and will have it checked again at my next one. This is the only way I will know if it is truely reducing it but, I plan to keep using it until then. The flavor alone makes it a tasty snack.

Monday 25 Feb 2008

Gold Bond free sample

Ensure sample and coupon

Free Sample
Agrimarks Plant Markers

When you sign up to become a DMC Mentor we will send you the Free
DMC Cross-Stitch Mentor Kit

When you join the
Animal Savings Club, you learn how to support cruelty-free companies, charities, and colleges. Club members receive a monthly e-newsletter, links to valuable online coupons, and special offers from cruelty-free companies as well as our pocket guides for cruelty-free living and free stickers

Pure & Basic call for samples

Crypton Mattress and Pillow protectors sample

Fill Out This Form For Free Sample Of Joe's Best Lube

Pre' Lubricant free sample from Pre~Seed

Sunday, February 24, 2008

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner

We celebrate St. Patrick's Day each year because it's my daughter's (who just happened to be born with beautiful red hair and brown eyes) birthday. I need ideas!

Free Sample of Keebler Ice Cream

D-Max free 4-day sample pack

My plan for this week

Organix Shampoo and Conditioner is on sale buy1/get 1 50% off this week at CVS. Each bottle on the shelf at CVS has a rebate form on it for Free after Rebate.

This week I plan on not spending anything. I mean absolutely nothing. My pantry is stocked, frig. full, freezer overflowing. I do not need anything. I have enough shampoo, soap, toilet tissue to last ohhhhh, about 6 months. The car got filled up with gas Saturday and will last me all week.
On Thursday I will be getting an unexpected bonus at work. We have known what our bonus amount would be for a couple of months and are not due to get it until the middle of March. Our employer decided Friday, due to extenuating circumstances, that we deserved more. Ok, truth be told, they are trying to buy us off. IT"S NOT GOING TO WORK but, I will gladly take more money if it makes them feel better for past wrongs they have done.

Zenni Optical

If you, or anyone you know, wears eyeglasses it will pay to check out Zenni Optical. Eyeglasses start at $8.00 and it is not just one or two ugly pair they offer for that price to get you to their site.

Included in the $8.00 pair of glasses is:

High quality stylish frame
Thin and Light 1.57 index lens
Anti Scratch Coating
Full UV Protection
Lens edge polishing and beveling
Quality Hard Eyeglass case
Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
Full Guarantee

Best of all, Shipping and Handling Charge is only a flat $4.95 per order, no matter how many glasses in the order.

You must have an eyeglass prescription. The Optometrist who filled your prescription must give this to you by law.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Free Three year subscription to REMEDY
Big Lots Friends & Family Night Sunday Feb. 24th 6pm-9pm ONLY. Print coupon here for 20% off entire purchase.
Watch the intro and then access the "Get a free sample by mail" link and fill out the form to request a sample of Skin Genesis from L'Oreal
In celebration of Babies Online's 10 year anniversary we are giving away free pregnancy wristbands to all expectant mommies in the U.S! This trendy bracelet can also alert emergency personnel to your pregnancy status if you are not able to communicate after an accident. Help us celebrate 10 wonderful years by requesting your free wristband today!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Here is a picture of my shopping trip to Target:

I got 8 MorningStar products, 3 boxes of Lipton Pyramid Tea, and 10 Cheese. I used coupons found here and spent $5.16.

It has been an extremely long week! I am going out tonight for 'Girls Night Out' and plan on making the most of it....Margarittaville, here I come.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


There are a few in-store coupons for CVS:

Print this coupon and bring it to any CVS/pharmacy store and Save $2.00 on the NEW Gillette Venus Embrace razor with your ExtraCare card.*

Print this coupon and bring it to any CVS/pharmacy store and Save $2.00 on Degree Clinical Strength Deodorant with your ExtraCare card.*

Print this coupon and bring it to any CVS/pharmacy store and Save $3.00 on any Sally Hansen nail or lip purchase of $10 or more with your ExtraCare card.*

Print this coupon and bring it to any CVS/pharmacy store and Save $3.00 on any LaCross beauty tools purchase of $10 or more with your ExtraCare card.*

Print this coupon and bring it to any CVS/pharmacy store and Save $2.00 on any Tresemme hair care item with your ExtraCare card.*

Here are some really cute
charts to print out and use to help in potty training.

Submit your email & mailing address and we will send you a 1oz Jar of
Skinner's Vaporizing Salve absolutely FREE

NoFear sticker

Amino Vital Golf
Your free sample will include:
2 packets of Amino Vital® Mix & Shake
2 packets of Amino Vital® Pro Charge powder
2 packets of Amino Vital® Fast Charge caplets

Free subscription to
GRAND magazine. The magazine for grandparents.

My mailman had a bad day

This is what I got in the mail today.

*Sport Diver Magazine
*Go Boating Magazine
*Glade Microwave Steaming Bag
*Old El Paso Taco Seasoning & Recipe booklett
*Simple Harvest hot cereal
*Alaway (eye itch relief)
*Arm & Hammer Advance White toothpaste
*Slim Fast 12 week challenge starter kit
*Camel No.9 cigarette case & lighter
It's a horrible picture but, these are the coupons I got in the mail today:
*(5) Fuze Buy One/Get One
*$3 off Alaway
*Camel No. 9 Buy one/Get one
*$5 off Best Buy
*FREE Lipton Pyramid Tea
*$3 off slim-fast
*$1/2 Wishbone dressing
*$1 off Klondike 100 calorie
*.50 off I can't believe it's not butter spray
*$1 off Dove body lotion
*$1 off any 2 Old El Paso products

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Unexpected money?!

What do 'normal' people do when they get unexpected money? I wonder because obiviously, me and my husband are not normal when it comes to how we handle money we come into but, were not expecting/counting on.

We are both employeed and make EXACTLY the same amount, we have the same pension plan, the same 401k plan (I do contribute a higher % to mine), and the same benefits. (life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance) We both own stocks, (seperately) and make a game out of who does better with their brokerage account in these horrible market times.

I can't think of a single thing we 'need', and no pressing bills that need paying off. I try and be frugal in my everyday life. I contribute to my savings throughout the year so, when it comes time for me to get my bonus... I feel like I earned it and spend it on anything I want. (he does the same) Our tax refund is split and spent the same way. Last year is the only time we put our bonus' together and made a major purchase. We bought a lot on the lake so we would have somewhere to keep the boats and easy access for fishing/skiing.

In the next couple of weeks we will be receiving a substantial amout of money...bonus' and tax refund. This has got me curious as to how others handle it.

Tuesday...It's a free for all...

Free Samples:

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drink. This organic raw Apple Cider Vinegar drink is made from organically grown apples and is kosher certified. The product is a wholesome way to add delicious flavor to salads, veggies, popcorn and more.

Give your dog DGP and you'll be thanked with wet kisses! Aches and pains reduce your dog's enjoyment of life, but all-natural DGP will bring out the puppy in your dog by supporting joint function and enhancing mobility

Just Like Sugar It says: Due to an overwhelming response and demand for Just Like Sugar® samples, your sample will be sent to you as soon as possible

Awakening a natural dietary supplement that promotes energy, endurance, mental clarity, weight loss, reducing pms & menstrual cramping, normal blood sugar levels and more

Kleen-to-Go Each sealed packet contains:
1 Hard Surface Disinfectant Towelette
1 Standard Paper Toilet Seat Cover
1 Personal Wipe Towelette
1 Hand Disinfectant Towelette
3 Facial Quality 2 Ply Tissues

Gas-X Thin strips

Lactaid Fast Act LACTAID Dietary Supplements work naturally to break down milk sugar, so those with lactose intolerance can enjoy the dairy foods they love

Nature's Bounty Fish Oil Nature's Bounty has been providing premium quality vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements to their customers for more than 30 years

Sunday, February 17, 2008


This year Colgate-Palmolive will offer the Dr. Rabbit and The Legend of Tooth Kingdom™ early literacy oral health classroom kit.
Your kit includes:
Dr. Rabbit and The Legend of Tooth Kingdom™ VHS or DVD (choose below)
Dr. Rabbit and The Legend of Tooth Kingdom™ Teacher's Guide
2-Sided Classroom Wall Poster
My Bright Smile Read-together Storybook (Available in English and Spanish)
New! Bright Smiles at Home Family Booklet (Available in English and Spanish)
New! Kid's Toothbrushes
Kid's Toothpaste samples

Thanks for your interest in happytails. Just tell us a little bit about yourself, (we promise not to get too personal) and we'll have a free sample of the best all natural spa product in the world winging it's way to you in no time

Free GoChi juice experience the amazing power of the goji berry.

We're now offering a free package of SALONPAS® to each of our valuable customers as part of the "Be More Active® Free Sample Program

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Budget Remodeling

I am addicted to HGTV!!!

When we moved to a new state our biggest concern was selling our house and buying a new one.

Our house sold within a couple of weeks. We were on our way but, had not found a new house suitable to our needs. We ended up having all of our belongings shipped to a storage facility, rented an apartment, and started work.

I started with all of that so you would understand how we became to live in the house we now live in. After 2 months in an apartment I was going crazy! We had just left our 5 bedroom home on 34 acres for a 2 bedroom apartment with what I am sure was a basketball team living upstairs from us.

We looked, and looked, and looked...and looked some more, at houses. When we found the house that suited our needs as far as size (It had to be at least 4 bedrooms/3 baths), and lot size (It had to be large enough accomodate 2 boats, a motorhome, an enclosed trailer, 2 motorcycles, and 5 cars...out of sight) we bought it. There was AWFUL wallpaper, the kitchen was out dated, and the bathrooms needed remodeling. I had a vision!
I watch HGTV to get ideas then go to DIY Network to learn how to do it. Next step, the Remodeling budget estimator.

I found the perfect place to get everything I need for remodeling at 1/2 the price. Instead of going to major building supply places, look at locally owned buisnesses first. They are generally your best bet for saving money.
With all the money I save with DIY home projects, I go to Drexel Heritage's twice a year factory sale to furnish my entire home. If you are within a days drive from Drexel, NC it is well worth the drive. Just remember to bring a trailer with you because you have to buy it, and take it with you.


Tava Print coupon for BOGO Tava drink in your Target Cafe

Michael Angelo's single serve frozen entree BOGO free coupon

Experience the Power of Green Nutrition! Simply complete the form below and we'll send you a sample of our Pet Greens® Treat for your pet to enjoy!

Don't forget this week at Walgreens Jane make-up will be on sale BOGO. You can use 2 of these coupons (1 per item) $2.00 off Jane coupon

Friday, February 15, 2008

Book Swap

I am an avid reader. That said, I have spent tons of money on books. I have decided to cut down considerably on what I spend on the books I read. I do not have time to run to the library (that would take forethought and organizational skills and I have neither) so, I decided to try a book swap.

It is strictly done on the honor system...get a book, leave a book. At this point it is small but, we do have about 25 books at any given time. As people learn of this book swap, I am hoping it grows.

Finally Friday

Free Sample of Pollen Power ...California's finest Fresh raw organic Bee Pollen

Natural American Spirit cigarettes $20 in Gift Certificates (where it ask for extension put 79498)

Chadwick's is having a 75% off sale. With the code: CHTAKE30 you can get an additional 30% off 1 item.
Ecover washing-up liquid (free sample)
LED flashlight (free) On right side of page enter e-mail address under free article then follow instructions.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A few more for today

Set yourself apart from the crowd with a FREE HP Skin

Bakers Square free slice of pie

Free mousepad

Dare to Be a Daniel kit (for children 9-14)


It's snowing!!!


Hostess Cakes Coupon

SmartOnes Coupon

If you are serious about budgeting, this is a great place to start. Wesabe Track your money for a month then you can make a realistic budget.

I’m a Superfit Kid Welcome kit, receive a free packet including coupon, crayons, coloring book, temporary tattoo, sticker, membership card, healthy tip sheet.

1 yr free subscription to Fairway Living magazine

Download your FREE copy of Suze Orman "Women & Money" from offer expires at 7 pm (CT) on Thursday, February 14 so hurry and download it to your desktop.
$1 coupon Contac
Did you know that you can save money on gas by filling up on Tuesdays. Gas is generally cheaper on Tuesday than any other day of the week.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A few for Tuesday

Don't forget your free pancakes today!!!

Have a workshop that needs decorating? Free Socket Poster
Not I, But Christ Bumper Sticker
Take the 50K CHALLENGE and we'll send you a 50K keychain


Just to let you know...I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. My son has been sick. Between work, Dr's visits, and taking care of things, I have gotten behind but, will be back tomorrow.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Saturday Freebie... and some fun to boot

Color Source Magazine Find a season's worth of ways to look and feel your most beautiful! Discover new products, see the freshest trends in fashion and beauty and save money with the coupons included in every issue.

Caffino free coffee
Beechnut ($1 off 4 Good Morning or Good Evening Jars)

What is your name's hidden meaning? You can find out at BlogThings. Mine is amazingly pretty accurate...

What Michele Means

You are confident, self assured, and capable.

You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily.

You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound.

It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting.

You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Friday, February 8, 2008

(2) $2.50 Max Factor Makeup Coupons

Culturelle Coupon

**I have to share this because it was absurd to me**

My daughter brought home an anonymous survey from school for me to fill out. I have no problem putting my name all over any opinion I have concerning school. However, why did they go to the trouble of telling me there is no way of identifying the student? When I looked inside the envelope...there is a label with her name on it! I tore open the envelope and laid it under the letter in the picture.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

New CVS coupon and more


Watch your Extra Bucks pile up. You always get 2% back in Extra Bucks Rewards every time you shop, and now you can earn Triple Extra Bucks Rewards on eligible purchases.*

Offer applies to 2% quarterly Extra Bucks Rewards earned on eligible purchases.

Extra Bucks Rewards will print on your receipt beginning April 1st.

You only need to present this coupon at the register once, and then your Extra Bucks Rewards will be tripled on every qualifying purchase through March 15th.

Offer excludes Extra Bucks on specific items advertised in newspaper and in-store circulars, product packaging, shelf displays and signs

Join our FruitaBü Smoooshed Squad! What's that, you ask? It's a group of folks who have agreed to give us their opinions on FruitaBü and Stretch Island products. By joining the Smoooshed Squad, we'll provide you insider access to new and exciting FruitaBü and Stretch Island news as it breaks. All you have to do is tell us a little bit about yourself and your household. As a token of our appreciation, everyone who qualifies AND completes the Smoooshed Squad registration survey will receive a coupon good for one FruitaBü Product!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I had to get a head start on Thursday so, here are a few more I found.

Free Elvis Wanted Poster and Stickers

Free 2008 Sun-Earth Day Kit from NASA

Free Counting Crows Band Download

Free Life’s a Dog Bumper Sticker

Free Bottle Of Purple Energy Drink

.50/1 coupon Fuze Slenderize

Harris Teeter has Wolf Chili on sale for 4/$5. There was a .50 off 1 coupon in last weeks paper. You can use 4 of these coupons (Harris Teeter doubles coupons). That's 4 cans of Wolf Chili for $1.00!

The Best Jean for your Butt?

Between work and this kitchen project I jumped into head first, I have no time for anything else. I started off by just putting tin on my kitchen ceiling. One thing led to another and I have now painted, refinished the cabinets, got new hardware for the cabinets, am in the process of retiling, and in the next couple of weeks will be getting a new countertop.
My husband will probably reconsider his next fishing trip because that is when I get all my great ideas that end up costing him.

Redbook has a good article to read if you have ever wondered what type of jean is the best for your butt. The prices in each catagory range from $20 to over $200 so, there is something for everybody.

For anybody that shops at Food Lion, Post cereal is on sale Buy 1, Get 1. There was a coupon a couple of weeks ago for $1off/2. I got 8 boxes for $7.42 (including tax). If you have kids like mine, you can never have too much cereal.

Wednesday Freebies

Airborne Free Sample

Free Calendar

Free 3-D glasses

Sign up to receive our Free stencil

Peace bumper sticker

Right Decision Right Now After school kit for educators

Nature Hair Care

Monday, February 4, 2008

Just a few for Monday...

Cheryl at Engineered Expressions has some great scrapbooking freebies!

1 week's worth of free facial products

Free reusable shopping bag

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Rite Aid

Don't overlook the RxEssentials Daily Supplements coupon on the front page of the Rite Aid Sales paper. It is on sale for $9.99, less $9.99 in-ad coupon.

$2.00 Manufacturer's Mail-In Rebate on the purchase of any Gentle Naturals product

Taking a break...

My husband is fishing in the catfish tournament that he has been 'practicing' for. Yeah, last weekend was a practice fishing trip to find the good spots. That is too funny to me! He called earlier and actually told me he won with a 37lb Blue Catfish. Wooohoo! He won $200. If I were him, I would not have told me that part. HaHa!

I have taken advantage of the time and cleaned out closet, painted the dining room, and am now working on a project that may be more than I can handle. I am putting tin panels on my kitchen ceiling and new light fixtures. If I ever get it finished it is going to look great. 14 trips to Home Depot later...I better get back to work.

True Lemon We're so confident you'll love True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange, we're giving away free samples!

First Driver's Club Free Hat & Case of Pennzoil Platinum or Free Oil Change When you join the Pennzoil Platinum® Campaign you'll get an invitation for a Free case of Pennzoil Platinum® or a Free oil change (up to a $60 value!), a spiffy Pennzoil Platinum® hat, an adaptive molecule "stress reliever", some rebates to pass along to the people you Buzz and the Official Guide that will tell you all you need to know about Pennzoil Platinum® and more!

J&J Snack Foods (churros, a fried dough pastry rolled in cinnamon and sugar) Suprise gift for filling out 1 min. snack survey

Cutivate Lotion If you're one of the 15 million Americans living with atopic dermatitis—a form of eczema—you deserve the relief of CUTIVATE® LOTION, 0.05% (fluticasone propionate lotion). You also deserve to save up to $20 on your next prescription of CUTIVATE LOTION. Just complete and submit the form below and you'll get an instant online coupon for up to $20.


Print this coupon and bring it to your local Baskin-Robbins store to receive $2 OFF any cake ($12 minimum purchase)

Revive Skin Care Get 2 samples

Free Key Strap

Free Hand Sanitizer Or Refrigerator Magnet From St. Joseph Health Care

Enjoying the weekend...

Receive 18 free issues of Boating Life. This is another magazine my husband gets...he has to have something to do while he is at work. LOL

We're certain you'll enjoy our teas. In fact, we're so certain we want to send you some free samples. Traditional Medicinals

WV Gourmet Candles free sample

Choice of 5 FREE Samples from Sunsilk (get the $1.50 coupon while you are there)

Friday, February 1, 2008

It's finally Friday!

I am thinking about trying this out! Our local news did a story on it last week and I just got around to checking it out. Phone service for $19.95 a YEAR. I don't know anybody who uses it or has tried it but, it seems to get good reviews.
*Use the magicJack free for 30 days, make all the free calls you please. 100% RISK FREE - you pay nothing. (Free Offer only available on Web)*

$2 off coupon - Real Simple Magazine (expires 12/31/08)Your coupon may be redeemed for $2 off the newsstand price of the current issue at most major grocery stores, drugstores and bookstore chains.