Monday, June 30, 2008

More Freebies!

Free sample of Purex laundry detergeant - click here

Free sample of Tide with Dawn Stainscrubbers - click here

Free sample of Snuggle - click here

Free sample of Pledge Multi surface spray and wipes - click here

Free sample of Gold Bond Powder - click here

Free sample of Frutista Freeze from Taco Bell July 8th- 15th (in store). See details here

Hopefully I'll have more in a day or two!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pampers Points

Did you know that each pack of Pampers you buy contains a code that you can enter on the Pampers website? It works similar to the Coke rewards program. You do have to create an account with Pampers and then each time you buy a package look for the code. Enter it and you have points. They have some great items you can redeem the points for including a pack of free Pampers for 125 points. The downside is each package doesn't give you too many points. I think I have about 12 points now! We'll see what happens!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Free Samples

Wal-Mart is probably one of the best places that offers free samples from their web page that arrive quickly in your mailbox! Surprised? I was too. I'll try to post a photo of some of the free items I have received from them soon. Sometimes the product comes with a great coupon too!! This week you can request the following free samples from Wal-Mart (you can either click the links provided which will take you directly to the page and then click where it says get my free sample or the like or you can go to Wal-Mart's webpage and do a search on free samples:

Benefiber - go here
Playtex Personal Cleansing Cloths - go here
Multigrain Cheerios - go here
Pantene Pro-V Expression - go here
Tena Underwear - go here
Playtex Gentle Glide - go here
Weather Works by Frizz Ease - go here
Huggies Pull-Ups - go here

This makes checking the mail so much funner!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Luvs Diapers Offer

Luvs is offering a Welcome Kit here to parents who register with their website. This kit includes a $5.00 off 1 package of Luvs diapers, among other items. What a great savings!!

I've already signed up and a coupon should be coming to me shortly! The website is also hosting a little competition where you make a sign using their little graphics by putting a charity with an original slogan on it. I made one for the SPCA I was working for. In 36 days the sign will come up for viewing and people can vote for it. If my sign wins Luvs will give $1,000.00 to my charity (the SPCA) in my name. I'll let send out a reminder to vote because I know a lot of furry creatures who could benfit from $1,000.00!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Johnson & Johnson Parent Pack

A fellow adoptive mom emailed me this little deal today.

Call 1-866-565-2229. It is a completely automated service. Choose option one and then leave your name and address. They promise to mail you a package within two weeks. I'm told the package contains two coupons for free J&J product up to $5.00, a sample of baby wash and additional coupons and samples.

This sounds great. I can use the sample sizes for travel and the free product for either our family or save as an extra gift.

My favorite gift to give at a baby shower is the baby tub filled with bath items. My older sister is pregnant and so these coupons for free product just may help fill up her tub with goodies!!

Double Your Coke Points

I'm a little late on this, but being I just started this blog yesterday....

Today if you have any 12-pack Coke products you can enter the codes at for double your points. Normally a 12 pack gives you 10 points. Today I entered three codes and instead of receiving only 30 points, I received 60!!

Last year I used the reward points to order magazine subscriptions as gifts for friends and family at Christmas. This year I've been redeeming them for free 12 packs of drinks for the summer.

Do you use My Coke Rewards and if so, what items do you redeem them for?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

CVS Deals - Week of June 22

Today I made a trip to our local CVS store. When I started reading other blogs about the CVS Extra Care card I realized that the program was something I could and should learn to use especially now that I have a little one in diapers. As I started looking through other peoples ideas and deals, I came to the conclusion that for me what would work best is not necessarily buying all the deals that got Extra Bucks back and certainly not buying 20 tubes of toothpaste for a deal, but rather an approach that I would go in actually needing one item and then working a deal in which I got the item I needed and then stacking on additional items for free. This way I would come out of CVS with the item I needed (whether or not I paid full price) but with several other items for free that we either need, liked, but wouldn't ordinarily buy because of price or could use as a gift.

So far, it's working!!

Take for instance my shopping trip today. I started out with $6.99 in ECBs (Extra Care Bucks that work like cash) and two $4.00 off $20.00 CVS coupons. I made two deals.

Deal One:

42 Count box of Prilosec (my husband lives by this and I would have had to buy this regardless - normally I pay around 22.00 at Wal-Mart)

Cost $25.99
Coupon $1.00 off manufacturer
Coupon $4.00 off $20.00
ECBs $6.99
Final Cost $14.00
Plus I earned $3.00 ECBs

Deal Two:

Jumbo pack of Pampers Diapers (again I actually needed these this week)

Cost $13.99

I added to this transaction:

1 Aussie conditioner (needed) $2.99
1 Colgate Total toothpaste $2.99
2 Suave Body Washes $5.00

Total $24.97
Coupons $1.50 off toothpaste
$1.50 off Pampers
$2.00 off 2 Suave
$4.00 off CVS
ECBs $3.00
Final Cost: $13.87
Plus I earned $7.00 ECBs

So technically, I just saved our family $8.00 from the Prilosec as normally I would have just purchased it at Wal-Mart and I paid less for everything I got in the second transaction than the pack of diapers alone would have cost me!!

I think I'm getting the hang of this!!


My husband and I just recently adopted a child from Russia. Our son is absolutely the best thing that has ever happened to us. During the course of the adoption we took on a lot of debt and now we are working towards paying off that debt. This blog will be about just what the title suggests - turning dimes into dollars. Just how far can we stratch our money these days with the gas prices, the grocery prices and the cost of living in general? I'm going to try to touch on a lot of topics from the art of coupon cutting to the perks of the CVS Extra Care card to rebates to freebies to making a dime buy a dollars worth of stuff.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog!