Sunday, June 29, 2008

My daughter is 21 today!

I can't believe it was 21 years ago that I gave birth to my first baby. It has been an amazing journey!! I have got to be the luckiest person ever.
I hope you are having the time of your life spending your 21st birthday in New York City! You have become a wonderful young lady and I am so proud of you!! I love you C.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Free from CVS

If you didn't get your coupon for free lip balm in your e-mail, you can print it HERE. Offer valid thru this weekend at any CVS/pharmacy store.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


This is how I am spending my birthday. Me and my daughters are in Washington D.C. today and tomorrow then we are on our way to New York City to spend my daughters birthday there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Free Sample of Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis

FREE Chilosa Tank from Wet Seal with Coupon

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dip 'N Sticks

Coupon for a FREE box of Dip'N Sticks (borrowed from Carol)


Some days I should just go back to bed and start over. I decided to stop by Target (in the next town) on my way home this morning so I could get my packing done for vacation. For some reason my bank card would not read when I swiped it. When the cashier put my card number in, it said the security number on the back did not match. After 5...yep, 5 tries I used a different bank card. When I got home I looked at my online statement to see what the problem might be and wouldn't you know it, I got charged $47.02 all 5 times and paid for it with my other account! So much for saving time!! I now have to drive back and get it taken care of.

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Monday, June 23, 2008


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Free Earn Your Stripes Kellogs Wristband (use code: M1ghty T1g3rs)


Free Burt’s Bees Wildflower Seeds

Spraychel For President

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Friday, June 20, 2008

It is Friday afternoon which means it is time to head to the lake for the weekend.


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CVS Survey

Have I mentioned that I love CVS lately? Be sure and watch your inbox for surveys. This is about the fourth one I have participated in within 2 months.

Thank you very much for participating in this survey!

Your ExtraCare account will be credited with $10 in Extra Bucks and will print out on the bottom of your register receipt when you have your ExtraCare card scanned after June 27, 2008.

Employee Free Choice Act

I wrote last week and told you that I am passionate about employees being able to unionize. Whether you or someone you know is a union member or not, it affects you indirectly in some way.
I ask that you read the following and PLEASE sign the petition!! This is not any kind of advertising, it is what my life has been about for the past 4 years. I alone can not make a huge difference but, with everyone working together ... we can change the world.
Let me know if you decide to sign the petition. E-mail me if you would prefer, I am just intrested in knowing how many do sign it.
I just signed an important petition to help get our country back on track, and I hope you’ll join me.

In today’s economy, folks like you and me need a fair deal and a chance to get ahead. It’s only getting worse for working families as the cost of everything from gas to groceries keeps going up.

That’s why I signed a petition supporting the Employee Free Choice Act, which would help level the playing field by making it easier for workers to join unions.
The goal is one million signatures. Will you take a moment to sign, and pass this along? Go to:

Some CEOs just go too far. They rake in millions while cutting back health benefits and raises for their employees. It’s time to bring back some balance in this economy. This bill would help all of us, by giving workers more muscle to raise living standards, improve health care, and stop outsourcing.

We’re all in this together. Help us get to one million signatures! It just takes one minute –

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Free T-shirt from the Marines

Camel Cigarettes- Free Lighter
Free pet product samples from Zoo Too

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lowes Foods

With the kids being out of school I need to stock up on things they can heat in the microwave for lunch. Thanks to Lowe's Foods this is the week for me to do it!

**Suddenly Salad is on sale for $1.00 each. There was a -.55 /2 coupon in the paper, Lowe's doubles coupons making them .45 cents each

**Deli Creations are BOGO this week making them 2/$2.99. There are pull coupons right beside them in the store for $1 off making them .49 cents each!!

**Minute Maid Juice Bars are BOGO this week making them 2/$3.99. There are .55 off coupons out there which would make them about $1.44 per box. Also I believe there was a .75/2 coupon in last weeks paper.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


FREE Sample of Odor-B-Gone

FREE Subscription to FACEOFF Magazine

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Free T shirt from Morning Light coffee

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine Free

Let me introduce you to my family:

What a good (shopping) weekend!

Friday I took my youngest daughter to the bank to open her own account (she already has one I opened when she was a baby). She has been babysitting and had a box she kept her money in. With box in tow, she opened her very own account with the $250.00 stashed in it. She is excited about getting her very own debit card.

We went to Dick's Sporting Goods to get part of a Father's Day present. I used a $20 off $20 coupon I received in the mail and got this 2 chairs and a headlamp (for night fishing) for $7.22.

We also went to JC Penney and used my $20 off $20 purchase. She got 2 pair of shorts and 2 shirts for $4.99 plus tax since they were having a buy one/get 1 for $1 sale.

At Kohl's I got a gazebo for the lake. They have all their garden stuff marked down 70%-80%!


Free Sample of Post-It Flag

Free Tool lasso w/ beltclip

Free Cosmetic Bag and coupon for a Neutrogena Wave

Thursday, June 12, 2008


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

FREE Pack of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice
(Look through the coupon pages until you come to the FREE coupon for Uncle Ben's Ready Rice. Check the box to select that coupon and click 'print now' at the bottom of the page. Another page will pop up asking for your shipping details.)

I want to take a minute to share something with you that I am passionate about. I have spent the last several years committed to addressing this issue that until 4yrs ago I took for granted. Just a few reasons why unions are good for employees:

# 1 – Working together, union members have the strength to win better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and safer workplaces.

# 2 – The "union advantage" is substantial. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, union members are much more likely to have health benefits and pensions.

# 3 – For people of color and women workers, the union impact is even greater. Women workers who are union members earn nearly $9,000 a year more than their non-union counterparts. For African-American workers, the union differential is also about $9,000, and for Latino workers the yearly advantage is more than $11,000.

# 4 – In addition to helping workers win better wages and benefits, unions help all workers by giving working families a stronger voice in our communities, in the political arena, and in the global economy.

# 5 – By joining together, we can build the strength to hold elected officials accountable, stop the "race to the bottom" by employers who cut wages and benefits in favor of bigger profits, and win improvements such as affordable, quality health care for all.

I hope to see changes in my workplace and am doing everything I can to make them happen. Until then, I can help others by keeping informed on work related issues and making my voice heard. You can do this also....

Please act now to urge Congress to extend unemployment help for jobless workers whose benefits are running out.

It is urgent that you take action now.Unemployment just took its biggest jump in 22 years, and the number of jobless workers who can't find work is at historic levels. Millions of jobless workers will run out of unemployment insurance benefits this year. And for every two job seekers, only one job is available.

But President Bush is so committed to his failed economic policies that he's promised to veto any attempt to extend unemployment insurance benefits for working families on the brink of disaster. Believe it or not, here's his policy: "Increasing and extending unemployment insurance benefits when unemployment is this low would be unprecedented and counterproductive because it would reduce the incentive for workers to find new employment."Talk about out of touch!

With soaring gas, food and health care costs, even a short period of unemployment can devastate a working family. But the worse this economy gets, the longer it's taking people to find jobs. And working families are suffering.

The U.S. House is expected to vote today or tomorrow on extending unemployment insurance benefits for jobless workers by 13 weeks nationwide and by an additional 13 weeks in high-unemployment states—a move that will benefit 3.8 million workers overall.

Congress must hear your voice. Tell your representative NOW to extend help for jobless workers.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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Email for a FREE Sample of Window and Body Car Towels (upper left corner)

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Did you know that Lavender keeps bugs away naturally and is easily grown in a container garden?

Monday, June 9, 2008


White house foods - vinegar tips & free coupon
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Sunday, June 8, 2008


Free Kwik Kafe Coffee Sample
Free Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer

1yr free subscription to Woman's Day Magazine

Friday, June 6, 2008

It is summertime which means just about every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be spent on the lake. Woohoooo!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Frugality Fun

These days of high gas prices, saving on a shopping trip has to include the logistics of transportation costs. Many people who drove further away to get to their favorite discount wholesale club or grocer are now re-evaluating whether the savings add up when gas is counted in. If you have to use a credit card or a cash advance to pay for the trip to the store, then it might be time to alter your shopping habits. There are still many ways to save at the grocer or in the retail market, even including gas costs. You can choose to make a few less trips and stock up on items for the long haul. You can clip the coupons and go only on double and triple coupon days. You can also choose to buy items online and have them shipped to your house (although that sometimes includes a shipping fee).

If you have family close by, you can even make it a family affair. You can carpool to and from the shopping centers, can start a coupon trading group, and even tell each other about rebates and discounts offer online. Sometimes you even get free shipping online for certain time periods or dollar amounts spent. This works particularly well if you shop at wholesale clubs, where packages are in multiples that may be too much for one family. If you share the shopping, you can also split the cost and the package and thus buy just enough and save money at the lower discount rate. Wholesale clubs are also good for items that aren't normally considered when joining, like discount eye glasses and tires. It doesn't just have to be about food. So, when you are deciding to save some money next shopping trip, consider all the alternatives and try to find ways to minimize your transportation and product costs while having some fun too.


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