Sunday, February 28, 2010

Extra Money with CashCrate

This is a real check for $21.70 that I received from CashCrate just for filling out surveys. You are able to sort the surveys by rating and by 100% Free, which is how I always do mine. Next I always read the instructions, because sometimes you only have to fill out the first two pages of a survey and then click on one offer (This does NOT mean you have to take it). After submitting, it usually takes less than 24 hours to confirm and the money appears in your account. You have to earn $20.00 (the minimum payout) to receive a check after the 15th of the month following when you received the minimum.
If you are interested in signing up you can click on the CashCrate banner on the left of the screen, or click here. Good luck!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Free Reach Floss

Get your $1.00 off Reach toothbrush or floss coupon and score the floss FREE at Wal-Mart!! Some prices vary but our Wal-Mart carries it for $1.00, so using this coupon makes it free. Be sure to print the coupon twice for 2 free Flosses!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Facebook Freebie - ZonePerfect Nutrition Square

Facebook is offering a freebie for a ZonePerfect Indulgence Nutrtion Square in Caramel Toffee or Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse. You have to Become a Fan then register. They are giving these away to the first 30,000 fans. As of tonight there were roughly 11,495 fans!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Olay Total Effects Body Wash Sample

Wal-Mart is offering a Free Sample of Olay Total Effects Body Wash. You can expect your sample in about 4 weeks.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

CVS - Week of February 21st! ($2.49 OOP)

I haven't done a CVS post in a while, but I got some great things last week and again today so I'm starting to get excited about CVS again!
A couple of days ago I went in and scanned my card and was excited to receive a $5.00 off $15.00 purchase! I also received a $1.00 off any St. Ives product!
So today I purchased the following:
2 Johnson's Buddies soaps ($1.39 each)
Used $1.00 off 1 Johnson's product here and
$1.00 off any Johnson's product manufacturer's coupon (MQ)
2 Snickers Bars (2 for $0.99)
Used $0.50 off 2 found in today's newspaper
CVS Paper Plates ($2.99)
Puffs Tissues ($0.88)
Pull Ups refillable Flushable Wipes ($4.29)
Used $1.00 off MQ mailer from Huggies
St. Ives trial size cream ($1.49)
Used $1.00 CVS coupon printed
Colgate Max Toothpaste ($2.99)
Used $0.75 MQ found in today's paper
CVS Green Tag ($0.99)
(You attach this to your reusable shopping bag and each time you go they scan it and you earn 1 ECB for every 4 times they scan the tag.
Total cost $17.40
Less coupons and $5.00/$15.00 = $10.25 savings
Used $5.50 in ECBs
Total OOP $2.21 which I put on a giftcard I earned from completing surveys for Lightspeed. So actually I paid nothing Out Of Pocket!! I earned back $2.00 in ECBs!

Wall Art on the Cheap!

If you have kids then this project is perfect! Need a place to store all the great little art projects they come home with? I saw this in a magazine and had to try it.

First we cut a square out of a cardboard box. Then we used a piece of white felt with gold dots on it, but feel free to paint the cardboard (that's what the instructions said) or use a different kind of material. I liked the felt because it was thicker, it isn't slippery so it helps hold every thing in place and because it was FREE. My mom has a stash of material in her room that she uses for sewing and she and I scrounged through and found this.

We simply hot-glued the fabric on cardboard by pulling it around and only glueing at the back. Then I added 6 large rubber bands- 3 across and 3 down and then a piece of hanging wire attached to the center rubber bands in the back and Voila! Daniel's very own art center!

I hung it in our dining room and it doubles as wall art, and it's quite the conversation piece!

I plan to make a couple as gifts and it's also perfect for a teen who needs a spot to hang photos on the wall and avoid tack marks. Just add a few more rubberbands!

This project cost me $1.00 (for the rubberbands - found a multi pack from the dollar tree)!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Utilizing my Breadmaker - Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

A few weeks ago we had a big snowstorm and I realized too late that we did not have enough bread in the house. So I pulled out and dusted off my breadmaker and proceeded to make a loaf of bread. It was great and I remembered just how easy it was.

Fast forward to today when I decided I just had to have cinnamon rolls. I pulled out my handy breadmaker cookbook and sure enough there was a dough recipe for cinnamon rolls. I have never made dough before in the machine (or at all - shocker I know) but I decided to give it a whirl.

I put the ingrediants in the bread pan. Water, sugar, yeast, butter, flour, salt, dry milk....WHAT? Dry milk?? I have never used dry milk before so I did what any respecting woman would do.

I called my mom.

She suggested using powder creamer instead - and guess what? It worked!!

I set the breadmaker to dough and waited. In the meantime I laid out wax paper, floured it, greased my pan and made my glaze. Glaze is easy. Powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, regular sugar. YUM!

Once the dough was done, I laid it out and since I don't own a rolling pin (I know another shocker!) I used a tupperware cup and rolled out the dough. I then spread melted butter, sugar, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar on the dough.

I went to roll it up and I learned two things. 1. My dough was rising fast and I couldn't roll it fast enough. 2. I didn't use enough flour and I'm pretty sure there is one roll with a piece inside of it so we'll eat carefully!

I cut them, placed them in the pan and let them rise for 40 minutes then baked them at 375 for 30 minutes, added the glaze and voila - can we say DELICIOUS!! They may not look gorgeous but they taste great!

I'll be trying pizza dough tomorrow night!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Free Sample Axe Shower Gel

Get a Free Sample of Axe Shower Gel. This is offered through Sam's Club, but you do not have to be a member. These make great stocking stuffers for the guys at Christmas!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Free Sample of Lever Soap - Costco Members

If you are a Costco member you can request a Free Sample of Lever Soap. It will be a 1 oz. bar and great for travel!

Free Sample of Crest 3D Whitestrips

Wal-Mart is offering a Free Sample of Crest 3D Whitestrips. You can expect your free sample to arrive in about 4 weeks.

Free Sample of Tropical Chewy Lemonhead & Friends

This is a sweet treat! Get a Free Sample of Tropical Chewy Lemonhead & Friends! Can we all say Yummy!

Free Sample of Benefiber

Wal-Mart is currently offering a Free Sample of Benefiber Orange Powder. Your sample should arrive in about four weeks.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Today Only - FREE 8x10 Photo Collage from Walgreens Shipped To Your Door!

Today only you can get a Free 8x10 Photo Collage from Walgreens shipped to your door - you won't even have to pay shipping! I had to register, load some photos (up to 20) then choose Gifts, Collages, Collage Prints. I then made the collage.

Use the Promo Code VDAY at checkout, then check Ship My Prints and on the next page standard shipping (3-5 business days) should say $0.00. I did have to enter my credit card information, but don't worry the following page said my total was $0.00! You may have an option for Pay In Store which you can choose and the total will still be 0, but you won't have to enter your credit card information. Since I don't have a store near me :( I had to go ahead and enter billing info. (Thanks Heather!)

Free Sample of Fekkai Glossing Cream

Get a free sample of Fekkai Glossing Cream from Wal-Mart. This should arrive within 4 weeks!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Free Excedrin Offer (Coupon by Mail)

You can get a coupon for Free Excedrin (valued up to $5.99) if you answer one question - just be sure to answer anything but Excedrin itself. If you answer Excedrin, you'll get a $2.00 off coupon. Otherwise you'll get by mail the $5.99 coupon for some free Excedrin!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Free Sample of Burt's Bees Toothpaste

Get your Free Sample of Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste Multicare with Fluoride Formula. This will be a great sample to stick in your travel bag!

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Swagbuck Available!

Get 1 Free Swagbuck when you click on Special Offers on the left of your home page. Then choose No Obligation Offers and skip through them. Once done a code will appear. Simply go back to your home and enter the code and click Gimmee. 1 Free Swagbuck will appear!

Don't forget today is a Mega Swagbucks Friday. You can win more Swagbucks and win more often!

If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here and earn 3 Swagbucks. I redeem my Swagbucks for the $5.00 Paypal cash and I earned $30.00 in January!! At that rate I'll earn $360.00 this year just for searching the web!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Home Made Simple Coupon Book

Home Made Simple is offering their Free Coupon Booklet again. This booklet contains over $30.00 in savings on P&G products.

Great Gallon Give - Buy Milk, Get Free Chocolate Milk

Enter the Great Gallon Give and print a coupon for Free 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk, when you purchase any gallon of white milk. Since we buy white anyway, why not enjoy a free 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk! After you enter the giveaway, look for the Milk Coupon at the bottom of the screen. You can print the coupon twice buy hitting back and refreshing the screen. The first 125,000 entries can print this coupon! I got mine just now!

Glade Fragrance Gift Pack Offer from Right @ Home

Right @ Home is offering a Glade Fragrance Gift Pack to the first 10,000 who respond to the offer. You can not have won a gift pack in the last 180 days. If you're not sure, sign up anyway and let them figure it out! The Gift Pakc contains a Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer and a refill!