Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Search and Win with Swagbucks!

If you haven't checked out Swagbucks, you really should. All you do is sign up, use the search box which is powered by Google and Ask, and win! I signed up about a week ago and already have 26 Swagbucks in my account. I use it for my regular internet searches and average two wins a day. Mostly I win one 1 Swagbuck at a time, but once I won 3!

You can trade your swagbucks in for items like gift certificates. 99 Swagbucks gets you a $5.00 Subway giftcard or Starbucks giftcard. These would make nice gifts or a nice treat for yourself.

There are also occassional codes for free bucks you can enter, which as I find them, I will try to post.

I should be able to earn a giftcard in the next two weeks! Have fun searching!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Come CVSing with Me!

That's right! I want you to shop with me. We may not be side by side racking up the savings, cashing in on ECB's, or paying as little OOP as possible, but we'll still be celebrating!

If you are interested, I thought I would try a little series about how to get you started and then help you roll your ECB's each week into free items, while earning more ECBs. Keep in mind that I don't know what kinds of items you buy, use or need, so this is just for fun. You can keep what you get or give it as gifts or give it to charity.

I wanted to get you started with something small and hopefully work up from there. I'll try to post by Tuesday each week, an item or items that you could purchase using ECBs earned from the week before, each time gaining more ECBs for future use.

Since this week you would be starting out fresh, I am going to do a deal using an internet coupon that you can download and print. After today though, I may be posting items that would need to be combined with a manufacturer's coupon that you can find in your local Sunday paper. Our local Sunday paper is a measley $1.25 and most times, using one or two coupons covers that cost right away, making the expense worthwhile. I clip every coupon and organize them into a small accordian file by grouping together like items. I don't use every coupon, of course, but you never know when you might be able to pick up a free item.

Here would be a good way to start at CVS this week, remembering that you have to put out a little bit of cash, in order to get your first ECBs.

This week Colgate Total Advanced (4 ounce) is on sale for $2.99. When you purchase it, you will earn $2.00 ECBs. Use this coupon for $1.50 off (on page 4 of the pdf file) making your total $1.49 plus tax. Now you have paid less than $2.00 for a $2.99 item and earned $2.00 ECBs back on the bottom of your Cash Register Tape (CRT). Cut the ECB out and save it for next week. It works just like cash.

Next Tuesday, I'll post what you can buy with your $2.00 in ECBs, earn more and use hopefully nothing out of your pocket (except maybe some tax)! Let me know if you join in!

Also, go here to print your $3.00 off $15.00 purchase. You'll find the coupon on page 29. It's a large pdf so it takes a while to download. While I won't be posting a large deal like that since I'm trying to keep your OOP low, you may come up with some ideas of your own!

Later, I'll be posting my deal which will be pennies for over $18.00 worth of stuff!

Free Samples

Total Cranberry Crunch Cereal Sample - click here

Orville Redenbacher's Natural Gourmet Popping Corn sample - click here

Monday, December 22, 2008

50 Free Photos, 1 Free 8X10 and 5X7 from CVS

Hop on over to CVS online here to sign up for 50 free prints, if you haven't already. Then place your order and include a 5x7 and an 8x10. At the checkout apply your 50 free prints, then enter the coupon/promotional code of ENLARGE and get your entire purchase free. I used store pick up in one to three days. It may not work if you chose 1 hour or mail.

I actually only used 40 of my 50 free prints, so next time I have a few prints that I need, I'll know where to go!

The promo code ENLARGE is only good through December 24, 2008!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wal-Mart for $0.33 and making a 2nd trip!

I got the above for 33 cents! How you ask? Well, it's simple - coupons! I received a free coupon from Del Monte for the 9Lives cat food for a free bag. I used a $1.00 off any Kotex (which came inside a sample Kotex pack which I told you about in other posts so I simply bought a $1.00 pack of Kotex. Wal-Mart had the Gillette for $2.00 (some was over $3.00 so I had to look) and I used a $2.00 off coupon as well. Bottom line, I only paid tax!

I had several other coupons for free, or close to free items, but didn't get to finish shopping as my little one was feeling pretty rough and we were headed to the doctors. Just as well because I received a coupon for a free bag of Iams dog food in the mail today to add to my stack! I am going to try to finish up tonight or tomorrow!

I love coupons!

Make a Little Extra Money with Cash Crate

Here it is! My check for $20.08! It isn't much but every little bit helps. If you are interested click the picture below. Sign up is free and you can start making money right away by filling out surveys. I recommend using an email that isn't your regular one as it will generate alot of spam emails.

Happy surveyng!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Free Samples

Prilosec - click here

Kleenex with Lotion - click here (you do not have to be a member)

Free Subscription to Dog's Life Magazine - click here

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CVS - Check your CRTs For Way Better Than Free Toothpaste

I was looking through my CRTs the other day and discovered a $1.00 off Colgate Total or Max coupon. You can stack your CRT with a maufacturer's coupon, so I quickly cut that coupon and then printed the $1.50 off 1 Colgate Total coupon found here.

CVS has Colgate Total on sale this for $2.99 AND when you buy it you receive $2.00 in Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) to use towards another purchase. Remember, ECBs work like cash. That means I only paid $0.49 for a large tube of toothpaste out of pocket AND I received the $2.00 ECBs making this a real money maker!!

My Coke Rewards - Double Points

If you have a My Coke Rewards account and any codes you need to enter, today is the day. My Coke Rewards is offering double points on select Coke products!

For Your Kids - Colgate Healthy Habits Nightly Log

Go here to create your child's healthy night habits log. There are stars to color in for washing hands, brushing teeth and reading. Once marked off, you log in to the website and click the correspnding stars. You can print the chart in black and white and your child can color it in. Each star is worth a point and once you earn 45 points you get a free toothbrush! Little ones usually love charts with stars or stickers so this is a great way to make the night routine more fun. The website also has games and other things for a little older children. Enjoy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Free Samples

Free Sample of Mary Kay Miracle Set - click here

Free sample of Cosamin DS from Costco (membership not required) - click here

Free Sample of Gain (new) - click here

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Trip to Target - December 13th ($4.18!)

I did a trip to Target yesterday with some printable coupons and made a great deal. Most of this deal you can make yourself also.

I got all this for $4.18 OOP (out of pocket). Without coupons I would have spent over $24.00!! Breakdown below!

I purchased 2 bags of Purina Cat food for $4.19, used 2 $4.00 off coupons found here. You can print two by hitting back after the first coupon prints and then refresh.

Air Wicks Starter Kit was $4.99 and I used a manufacturer's coupon $5.00 off for a profit of $0.01! Can we say free Christmas gift-perfect for a day care teacher!

Pace Salsa was $3.29 and I used my Free coupon (up to $4.00) which I won playing this sweepstakes. The best part was they gave me the full $4.00 for a profit of $0.61!

2 packs of Rayovak batteries found at the dollar spot for $2.00 and I used two of the coupons found here. It says for alkaline, but since there weren't any left the cashier let me use them since the register took them just fine. That means two free packs of batteries. You can print as many as you want!

The chips and the animal crackers were extra and they were all that we paid for and we had some overage to offset the cost of those!! So I say - get to Target!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

CVS - In My In-Box

Everyone check your email in-boxes! Today I received my Year End Savings Statement from CVS (10/1/07-9/30/08) and I saved over $700.00! I'm sure it's more for many out there, but I was thrilled to see this!

The best part?? There's a $4.00 off $20.00 coupon you can print in the email valid through December 14th. Hopefully that will make for a few good deals on Sunday, unless I can come up with something from this week I still want to do.

So, how did you do?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Free Samples

Five Free Issues of Cosmopolitan - click here

BodiHeat sample - click here

Chiquita Bites coupon and Try me Free - click here

More Free Kotex - click here

Register with here and receive two free gifts - an Amazing Grace DVD and a calendar.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kohl's - Save $5.00 on a $5.00 purchase!

Sign up for Kohl's Sales Alerts here and get a $5.00 coupon delivered to your email in-box! Kohl's almost always has great sales so this coupon could make for a nice freebie - think stocking stuffers!

Monday, December 8, 2008

CVS - Week of 12/7

I got a couple of good deals at CVS today! First off I went here (it was on the third page) and printed a $3.00/2 J&J First Aid Kit. CVS has these on sale for $0.99. I bought 2 and the cashier adjusted the coupon down to $1.98 so they were Free!! Then I purchased a Colgate Total toothpaste for $1.99 and used this printable coupon (Registration required, but it's free!) for $1.50 off. Toothpaste for $0.49! Then I got some candy for $0.99 for a stocking stuffer and used $1.00 ECB that I already had. My grand total was $0.65 for all the above. I didn't earn any ECB's this week, but I still have $5.98 for next week that I haven't used yet!

So what are waiting for? Grab the coupons and go shopping!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

KMart Super Doubles Coupons - up to $2.00

Of course I missed all the great deals by waiting until Tuesday night to shop, but I still snagged a few great items!!

Total before coupons - $19.74

Total after coupons - $5.35

That's less than a buck an item!!

Vaseline Lotion $3.29
used $1.25 doubled to $2.50 paid $0.79

Kotex Pantyliners $1.29
used $0.75 doubled to $1.29 (cost of product) FREE

Dove Shampoo $3.79
used $1.50 off doubled to $3.00 paid $0.79

Dove Conditioner $3.79
used $1.50 off doubled to $3.00 paid $0.79

Cat Treats $2.79
used $1.00 off doubled to $2.00 paid $0.79

Kleenex $2.29
used $0.40 off doubled to $0.80 paid $1.49

Cookie Mix $1.00
used $0.40 off doubled to $0.80 paid $0.20

Frosting $1.50
used $0.50 off doubled to $1.00 paid $0.50

Cash Crate Earnings!

In the month of November I earned $19.50 in offers and $0.58 in referrals for a total of $20.08. This means I met the month's payout and they will be processing a check to be mailed on the 15th! YAY!!

So, if your looking for a few extra dollars each month, check it out!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Wal-Mart Freebies

Glad Force Flex Trash Bags - click here

Children's Good Nights - click here