Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Shopping - CVS (Pennies OOP)

CVS was running a 3 day Black Friday Sale and I had 10 Extrabucks just waiting to be spent.

I got all of the following for just tax:

I did do 3 separate transactions as follows:

First transaction:

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion $7.99 (Get 7.99 ECBs) used this coupon ($1.50 0ff)
M&M's King Size candy bar $1.59 (Get $1.50 ECBs) (no coupon)
2 Hershey Bliss Bars $0.89 each (Get $0.89 ECBs only for 1) used B1G1 Free coupon from SmartSource 9/20 paper
Used $10 Ecbs, paid tax OOP, got $10.47 ECBs back

Second Transaction:

3 Herbal Essence Products $2.99 each (Get $2.00 Ecbs back on each) used B1G1 coupon from P&G 10/11, AND used $1.00 off from the Facebook Herbal Essence giveaway
1 Colgate 360 Toothbrush $2.99 (Get $2.00 ECBs) used this coupon ($1.00 off)

Used $9.58 in Ecbs and got back $12.00

Third transaction:

Bic Soleil razor $6.99 (Get $5.00 ECBs), used this coupon ($2.00 off)
Colgate Total Toothpaste $2.99 (Get $2.00 ECBs) used MQ coupon from All You magazine

Used $6.89 ECBs, got back $7.00 ECBs and now have $12.00 ECBs left for future shopping!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Using Swagbucks to buy Christmas Gifts

Now that we are truly in the holiday season - today being Thanksgiving - Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I wanted to mention Swagbucks as a way to keep our holiday spending low and maybe yours as well.

Each time you search with Swagbucks you have the opportunity to earn the bucks which you can then trade in for giftcards. My personal favorite gift card to earn is the $5.00 gift card. You can load it right into your Amazon acocunt and then save it for later or use it right away. I just keep earning them and loading them and then I use then for a bigger purchase.

You can sign up here, or you can use the banner on the sidebar! Happy Searching and Earning!

It really is that easy and it really does work!

I purchased several gifts for Christmas this way already!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


The Bonnie Hunt Show is giving away 25,000 Free Personalized Cover 8.5 by 11 Photoworks photo books. The kicker is you have to make the book and then when you check out, apply the coupon code BONNIE to see if you are one of the first 25,000. I just did mine and it worked great. I've heard sometimes it takes a couple of trys but being that I did mine later at night, it worked great!!

You have to choose the photo book #3157086 (you can search products for this number). I made one in about an hour and plan to give it to my husband's grandmother for Christmas. Shipping is also free. The book itself normally costs $39.95 and the shipping would have been $8.99 but the coupon code wiped it all clean!

Hooray for a frugal Christmas that looks expensive!

Hurry before the 25,000 are gone!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Free Seventh Generation Hand Dish Soap

Get your free sample of Lavender Floral and Mint Hand Dish Soap from Seventh Generation. You do have to be logged in or registered to get this freebie.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Free Sample of Millstone Coffee

Wal-Mart is offering a free sample of Millstone coffee - Yum!! This would be great for yourself or to throw in a gift basket this Christmas!

Friday, November 20, 2009

$10.00 Credit For Shutterfly

My Penny Pile has all the details on how to earn a $10.00 credit from Shutterfly. I already grabbed mine. I love getting photo prints for free. And if you're new to Shutterfly you can also get 50 4x6 prints free!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Free Sample of Philosophy Bubble Bath

This is for you Facebookers out there! (Is that a word?) Facebook fans can get a free sample of The Gingerbread Man foaming shower gel and bubble bath by Philosophy. Once you get to the page look for the "Go to Application" button on the top left. Fill out and you will receive you sample in 2-3 weeks!

(Thanks Freebies4Mom)

WOW! Four Free Samples Available in One Spot!

Underjams Free Sample

Get your free sample of Underjams. You can choose from Small/Medium (35-68 lbs) and from Large/Extra Large (58-85 lbs).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free Sample of Always Infinity

Wal-Mart is currently offering a free sample of Always Infinity. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Free Sample of Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips

Get your free sample of Stacy Simply Naked Pita Chips from All You Magazine. You do not have to be a subscriber to get this! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Free Sample of Tampax Pearl

Wal-Mart is currently offering a free sample of Tampax Pearl. These free samples come quickly and are great to throw in a purse when you are on the go.

50 Free Photo Cards - Seriously!!

Check it out - Freebies 4 Mom has an offer for 50 free personalized photo cards!! I just ordered mine through SeeHere by FujiFilm and sure enough all 50 were completely FREE including shipping!!

I ordered 50 Christmas cards so everyone will be getting one this Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

Get your free Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet again. Even if you have received this in the past, it's available again with over $35.00 in savings.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Huggies Little Movers Diaper Sample

Get a free sample of Huggies Little Movers Diapers from Wal-Mart. This is a new link, so even if you requested this sample before, you should be able to get it again. The sample is available in size 3, 4, or 5.

2 Free Photo Luggage Tags from KLM

This freebie is too good to pass up!

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is offering two free personalized photo luggage tags when you subscribe to KLM's eNews.

You upload your photo, then add your name, address, email address, and phone number to the back. You will receive two luggage tags of the same design in about 3 weeks.

I did a photo of my son, with his information for him to put on his backpack and overnight bag. How cute to tote those around on trips!!
(Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sign Up For 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 and I love it! 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 and more often lately I win 2! You can trade your swagbucks in for items like gift certificates. 45 Swagbucks gets you a $5.00 giftcard. I have been loading them into my Amazon account and have ordered several items completely free!!

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!

You can use my referral link to sign up or the button on the left sidebar.

Kroger is offering a free sample of Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash. This sample is not available for all states. See below for the states and links. You do not have to have a Kroger card to sign up for this.

CO and WY: Click Here

OR and WA: Click Here

CA: Click Here

AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV: Click here

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Mega Kroger Trip

I got everything you see below for $27.94. Original price before coupons and Mega Event Savings was $79.01. That's a savings of 65%!!.

I would have saved even more but I had to buy a couple of higher dollar items for a birthday party in the family tomorrow. The items from the chips forward and to the right were not sale items, but things we needed. The rest were part of Kroger's Mega Event and combined with coupons it was a steal. Even the lady at the cash register said "Good for you!" when she finished ringing me up.

My Penny Pile has a great list of match ups which I used to do my great deal so check it out. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Carnation Evaporated Milk $0.50
-$0.50/2 coupon 11/1 or printable

Dole Mandarin Oranges or Tropical Fruit $0.50
-$0.50 off printable coupon

Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener $2.99
-$3.00 off coupon 10/4

Land O Lakes Butter or Margarine $0.99
-$0.40 off coupon 10/08

Remember the Mega Sales Event means you have to buy 10 tems (mix and match) to receive an automatic $5.00 off your purchase. I purchased 20 items above for an automatic $10.00 off and then used tons of coupons.

Free Sample of DenTek Floss Picks

Wal-Mart is currenty offering a free sample of Dentek Floss Picks. Allow 4 weeks for delivery to your mailbox.

You can also go directly to the DenTek website for a valuable $1.00 off coupon.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Free Sample of Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers

Costco is currently offering a free sample of Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers. You do not have to be a member to get this one. You can choose from size 1 through Size 6.

Monday, November 2, 2009

2 Free Issues of Family Circle

ValueMags is currently offering 2 free issues of Family Circle. You'll get the November and December issues completely free. Enjoy!

Hurry - Folgers Gourmet Sample

All You Magazine is currently offering a free sample of Folgers Gourmet Selections Lively Columbian Coffee. But Hurry! Only 2,874 samples left.

Free Sample of Garnier Skin Renew

Get your free sample of Garnier Skin Renew from Wal-Mart. You should expect your sample in 4-6 weeks.