Saturday, December 31, 2011

$100 Victoria's Secret Gift Card Giveaway

Enter to win a $100 Victoria's Secret gift card and a VS coin purse!

Saving Money Can Be Fun is very excited to have teamed up with Freebie Corner and several other wonderful blogs to bring you this awesome giveaway! One person will win a $100 Victoria's Secret gift card and an adorable little Victoria's Secret coin purse.

HOW TO ENTER:

Go down to the entry form and either log in with Facebook or with your name and email.  Once you're logged in, click on the first green "Do It" button and enter your name and email address.  This is the only mandatory entry! Extra Entries:
  • Go down the following Facebook list and click on "Like" for every page.  All 35 pages must be "Liked" in order for the entries to count.  Then go back to the form and click on the second green "Do It" button and follow the instructions.
  • Go down the Twitter list and click on follow for each Twitter handle.  You must follow all 24 Twitter account for the entries to count.
  • Go down the Email list and click on each link to sign up for FREE email newsletters from each blog.  You MUST confirm your subscriptions for the entry to count.  You must subscribe to all 18 blog email newsletters in order for entries to count.
  • Go down the Google Friend Connect list and click on and follow each blog via Google Friend Connect.  You must follow all 8 blogs via GFC in order for the extra entries to count.
  • Go down the Google+ list and click on the link to follow each blog.  You must follow all 6 blogs in order for the entries to count.
  • Follow Go Momma Coupons via Networked Blogs.
  • Join Mom Blog Society.
  • Subscribe via RSS Feed to the two blogs listed.
 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twitter Follow to Win Cash For Yourself and the Animal Charity of Your Choice

Two Little Cavaliers and Pamper Yourself in Pink got together with some truly amazing bloggers and small business owners to bring you a Social Media Event unlike any other we have done before. Not only will the winner of the event receive cash via Paypal but they will also get to name an animal charity near and dear to their hear that they would like a donation sent to.

The winner will receive $112 Cash Prize for themselves via Paypal and $213 sent directly to their charity of choice!

All you need to do is use the Rafflecopter tool below to enter for your chance to win!
Don’t know what organization you would donate the money to? I noticed a few of you said you wanted to donate to human charity organizations that is not the aim of this event but there is certainly room for an event of that type at some later point. There are countless organizations out there that offer aid to animals that then benefits the people around them. The donations can be made to guide dog organizations, or the Puppy Rescue Mission that helps our troops bring the dogs back that they saved and formed bonds with in Afghanistan.
I thought I would introduce you to an organization called World Vets. This is an organization that the entire Pet Blogging Community has worked with in the past and helped raise money for. Some of us have even gotten to meet the founder of the organization while attending BlogPaws. The focus of World Vets is to provide international veterinary assistance to impoverished nations outside of North America as well as offer assistance to countries that have experienced major natural disasters. World Vets was one of the first organizations on the ground after the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan in March. Not only were they caring for the animals and bringing much needed supplies to the region they brought the shocked country hope with each animal they were able to help. 


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Part 3! Win $112 Paypal Cash For Yourself and $213 For Your Favorite Pet Charity


A group of bloggers including Two Little Cavaliers  have teamed up to do a Sweet Cash Giveaway! Some lucky puppy is going to win $112.00 in cash and $213.00 will be sent to the Animal Charity of the winner's choosing!

This round is for Google+ entries!You can get extra entries by completing the Facebook portion here and the Twitter portion here!  You know the drill, just fill out the form below or click on the "read more" if you don't see it!

This giveaway ends December 29th! Good luck everyone!!



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Monday, December 19, 2011

Rite Aid Trip 12/18/2011


Rite Aid Trip 12/18/2011 It is always fun when a trip is a money maker.

Transaction 1

(4) Arm & Hammer Kids Spin Brush $7.49 each (on sale buy on get one free)
(4) Arm & Hammer Adult Spin Brush $8.99 each (on sale buy on get one free)
Total before coupons and tax $32.96
Coupons Used
(4) $2.00 off any Arm & Hammer Spin Brush printable 1 and printable 2
$10 +UP Reward from last weeks shopping trip
$10 +UP Reward from last weeks shopping trip
Total after Coupons $4.96 (including tax $5.96)

I received a $5 UP+ reward but should have received 2 more $5 +UP Rewards.  I proceeded with transaction 2 shown below even though the +UP Rewards did not print.  I just called Rite Aid this morning and spoke with them about the Rewards not printing and they are sending them in the mail to me.  I will also be submitting the UPCs and receipts for the Arm & Hammer Spin Brush rebate.  Since I bought 2 Spin Brushes from this CVS trip, and 8 from transaction 1, I am eligible for a $10 rebate.  You can find the rebate in the Smart Source insert from the 12/11/11 newspaper.

When all is said and done this is a great money maker with $5.96 out of pocket, a $10 rebate, and a $15 in +UP rewards.  It ends up being around a $19 money maker.

Transaction 2

 Orbit Gum $1.00
(2) Snapple $0.88 each
Lysol No Touch Starter Kit $7.99
Cheerios $2.50
Lucky Charms $2.50
(3) Hershey’s Bliss $3.00 each
(2) CRV at $0.05 each
Total before coupons and tax $24.85
Coupons Used
$0.25 off Orbit Gum Rite AidVideo Values coupon
$1.00 off 2 Snapple Rite AidVideo Values coupon
$0.75 off Lysol No Touch Starter Kit printable coupon
$5.00 off Lysol No Touch Starter Kit Rite Aid Video Values coupon
$1.00 off 2 General Mills Cereal printable coupon other coupons available check database.
B2G1 Free Hershey’s Bliss SS 12/11/11 (there is also a Rite Aid Video Values coupon for $1 off 2 I already used this coupon)
$5 +UP Rewards from transaction 1
Total after coupons $8.85 (including tax $9.47)
Earned the following +UP rewards: $3 from Lysol No Touch, $1 from Orbit, $1 from Hershey/Dove, and $1 from Hershey/Dove. I am not sure why 2 printed you are supposed to buy 2 and get a $1 +UP and I only bought 3.  I guess today was my lucky day.

When all is said and done after I receive the $10 Arm and Hammer rebate and $10 UP+ Rewards that did not print this will have been a $10.57 money maker after transaction 2. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

$50 PayPal Cash Giveaway


Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter the PayPal $50 giveaway.

LaDonna Dennis has so generously allowed several bloggers to join her giveaway.

So now you have the opportunity to enter this giveaway and win $50 PayPal cash.

The more entries you complete the more chances you have to win.

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Good Luck
Denise

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Win $50 PayPal Cash Signups

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Saving Myself Silly's Birthday Giveaway

Saving Myself Silly 30th Birthday Giveaway Update- Giveaway Starts 12/16/11 at 12:00 am

This Saturday is Amanda's 30th birthday, she blogs over at Saving Myself Silly.  So in honor of her birthday she decided to get 30 blogs together and have a giveaway. There are 2 prizes to be won $30 in PayPal cash and a second prize of a $30 envelope of coupons.  You can enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter form below.  The form is the same on all of the blogs so you only need to enter on one blog.  The giveaway will be open for one week.

Happy Birthday Amanda

Good Luck


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

$100 Amazon Code Giveaway



If you want to win a $100 Amazon Code? Enter in the Rafflecopter form below. All you have to do is follow people on Twitter. The more people you follow, the more entries you get! There are quite a few Twitter people to follow; and there is a bonus entry at the end. The Twitter names will also be rotated so different Twitter accounts will get to be listed on the top. The giveaway is open unitl Jan 1 so follow a few each day and don't forget to do your daily tweet! You have plenty of time to get your entries in.

Looking For Scrubs

Although I am not a nurse and do not work in the healthcare field, I will add http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/ to my favorites sites.  See my daughter is graduating high school this year and plans to go into nursing.  So she will need scrubs at some point in college when she has the classes where you actually work in a medical setting.  Nursing is such a great field to get into and I hope she decides to stick to that career path.

If you are in the market for nursing scrubs check out the great options they have at Blue Sky Scrubs.


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Great Deals on Android™ Phones from Sprint

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

More Great Holiday deals on Android™ powered EVO 4G devices or EVO™ Shift devices for a limited time!

I am so jealous my husband just started a new job and they gave him the EVO 4G.  He let me take the phone for a test drive and I must say I love it.  This phone has an awesome picture.  I could not believe how vibrant the colors are.  I was so surprised that the touch screen is super responsive. Some phones with a touch screen are not very responsive.  Kind of like the Windows phone I have from a few years ago.  I found the phone to be very easy to navigate. Santa pretty please bring me a new EVO 4G for Christmas.  I am ready to ditch the old Windows phone and get a new Android™ phone.  I would love to get the same phone my hubs was lucky enough to receive from his new job. 

If you are interested in getting a new Android™ from Sprint check out the links below fro some great deals.

Get the HTC EVO™ 4G or EVO™ Shift for FREE only on Sprint here: http://bit.ly/rBqHmY

Plus get waived activation for new lines of service and free shipping from Sprint here: http://bit.ly/rBqHmY

 


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Monday, December 12, 2011

$100 Amazon Twitter Blast Sign Ups


What is a Twitter Blast? You the blogger can join for free with one account – Twitter. Then we will provide the prize-$100 Amazon card.

Amee from Madame Deals and Jen from all her blogs  (Kobiso, Makobi Scribe, Sason and Pobi, etc) are the sponsors!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rite Trip 12/11/2011

First let me give credit to The Frugalette for figuring out this deal.  

I get 2 papers at home but for this awesome deal I needed to buy 5 more. The Smart Source newspaper insert that came in the Orange County Register did not include the great $7 off Centrum Pro Nutrients Vitamin coupon.

So I purchased $5 more Los Angeles Times Orange County edition at a cost of $10.78.

Transaction 1
 3 Centrum Pro Nutrients Fruit & Veggie supplement $10.79 each (normal price is $11.99, I have a 10% wellness discount)
Total Before coupons and tax $32.37
Coupons used
$7 off Centrum Pro Nutrients
$7 off Centrum Pro Nutrients
$7 off Centrum Pro Nutrients
$1 off +UP Reward from a previous shopping trip
Total after coupons $10.37 (plus tax $12.88)
Earned a $10 +UP Reward

Transaction 2
3 Centrum Pro Nutrients Fruit & Veggie supplement $10.79 each (normal price is $11.99, I have a 10% wellness discount)
Total Before coupons and tax $32.37
Coupons used
$7 off Centrum Pro Nutrients
$7 off Centrum Pro Nutrients
$7 off Centrum Pro Nutrients
$10 off +UP Reward from Transaction 1
Total after coupons $11.37 (plus tax $3.88)
Earned a $10 +UP Reward for Centrum and a $10 +UP Reward for Season of Savings,
I also earned a $2 Single Check Rebate by purchasing 3 Centrum Pro Nutrients.

If you figure the total out of pocket cost including the 5 newspapers I needed to buy then my total out of pocket is ($27.54 minus $2 for SCR = $25.54)  for 6 boxes of this supplement which works out to $4.26 a box.  This is without factoring in the $20 in +UP Rewards I still have left to spend at Rite Aid.  If you factor this in  my cost was only $5.54 or $0.92 per box.


There are was you could make the deal better by Signing up for the Wellness Diabetes program you could earn an addition $10 +UP Reward.  If you happen to already be enrolled or are not in Southern California then this may work for you.  The website says *Allow up to 5 days after enrollment for benefits including +UP offers to be activated.  Since I was not already enrolled in this program I was unable to get the additional $10 +UP Reward.

Secondly there is a diabetes coupon book that has a $2.00 of Centrum coupon but my Rite Aid did not have this booklet.  

Thirdly if you have the 20% Wellness discount then you will also pay less out of pocket.

Lastly if you happen to have more than $1 UP+ Rewards from other shopping trips then your out of pocket will be less.

I am curious to try this supplement and see if I feel any different.  It seems like a good idea being they are made form 100% naturally sourced grapes, blueberries, raspberries, plums, carrots, and tomatoes.

If you are interested in the other types of supplements they were $12.99 and $18.99 each at my store I don't recall which types were which price.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

CVS Lunchtime Trip 12/9/2011

I was late in getting my act together to make it to CVS.  Finally I made it over yesterday.  I thought I would show things a little differently this time.

The first picture shown below is everything I bought all in one picture.  I used the $10 CVS gift card I had left over from this shopping trip.  For everything pictured below I paid $15.36 out of pocket including tax.  The value of the products was $79.94 and paying $15.36 out of pocket means I saved 80.79%. I split the purchase into three transactions which are shown below.


Transaction 1
Schick Quatro Disposable Razor 4 count $9.99
Schick Quatro Disposable Razor 4 count $9.99
Schick Hydro Shave Gel $4.49
Revlon Toenail Clippers $4.39
Revlon emery boards $3.79
Total Before Coupons & Tax $32.65
Coupons Used
$2 off Schick disposable razors (10/30/11 SS)
B1G1 Schick disposable razors (11/6/11 SS) $9.99 value
$1 off Revlon Beauty Tool (10/30/11 SS)
$1 off Revlon Beauty Tool (10/30/11 SS)
$1 off Schick Hydro Shave Gel (12/04/11 SS)
$4 off a $20 CVS purchase (received via email)
$8.86 ECBs from this shopping trip
Total $4.80 (Including tax $7.02) paid with gift card from this trip so $0.00 out of pocket.
Earned a $6 ECB and a $10 ECB

Transaction 2
M&M's peanut butter $2.50
M&M's peanut butter $2.50
Banana Cheerios $2.50
Golden Grahams $2.50
Ajax dish soap $0.89
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush $5.99
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush $5.99 
Hershey Kisses candy cane $2.22
Hershey Kisses candy cane $2.22 
Total before coupons & tax $27.31
Coupons Used
$1 off 2 M&M's (11/13/2011 RP Insert)
$1 off 2 M&M's (CVS coupon in mailer received at home)
$1 of 2 General Mills Cereals (printable coupon)
$2 off Arm & Hammer Spin Brush (printable coupon)
$2 off Arm & Hammer Spin Brush (printable coupon)
$1 off Kisses (printable coupon)
$1 off Kisses (CVS coupon in mailer received at home)
Total $2.31 (including tax $3.31) paid with balance of gift card and $0.33 cash
Earned a $2 ECB, $2 ECB and a $1 ECB

Transaction 3
2 Cottonelle toilet paper $9.99 each
total $19.98 before coupons & tax
Coupons Used
$0.75 off Cottonelle toilet paper (printable coupon)
$0.75 off Cottonelle toilet paper (printable coupon)
$5 ECBs from transaction 2
Total $13.48 (including tax $15.03)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Meg's Moxie is Having a $10 Kohls Flash Giveaway Ends 12/11

My blog friend at Meg's Moxie is having a $10 Kohls giveaway.  This flash giveaway will end at 12:01 EST on 12/11.  A winner will be chosen and notified on 12/11!  There are only 3 simple entries so stop by and enter today before it is too late.

Good luck
Denise

Babies R Us Diaper Deal Alert 12/9 - 12/10 Only

I am subscribed to Babies R Us email newsletter.  One of the emails I received from them this morning was for a sale they are having on the Santa version of the Huggies diapers.  These are a limited edition of Huggies that are available in sizes 3, 4 or 5.  The Santa Huggies diapers are on sale today and tomorrow (December 9-10) for $5.

I searched my coupon database and below is a list of Huggies coupons that apply:

$1.50/1 Huggies diapers from Smart Source (SS) newspaper insert from 11/20/2011

$2.00/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers diapers from Smart Source (SS) newspaper insert from 11/20/2011

Even if you don't have the coupons $5 for a pack of diapers is not bad at all.   These look so cute I hope they have some left by the time I get there.

Denise.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What Do You Think of My New Blog Header and Button?

I am so happy to have won a giveaway sponsored by TJ who blogs at Measuring Flower.  She was giving away the design of a blog button and a header image. It may have been a leaderboard image but she kindly created a header image for me instead.  I must say it was super easy to work with TJ.  Being a new blogger I wasn't really sure what I even wanted on the button I just new the previous one I created myself was pretty boring LOL.  She gave me some ideas and I responded back.  Then she went to work creating the great header image you see on my blog today.  The whole process took 2 days.  

If you are looking for someone to design a blog image or button for you then check out TJ's Design Elements where you can see samples of her work.

TJ thank you again for the great images you provided me and good luck with you delivery and new baby.

Denise

Lenovo Giveaway

Since I do not have any of my own giveaways going right now I thought I would tell you about a Lenovo giveaway that I just came across.  It is fairly easy to enter and you get a chance to win $50,000! Plus there are instant win prizes like $15 Amazon gift cards, Lenovo® IdeaPad and ThinkPad laptops.

Feeling lucky enter the
Lenovo giveaway today.  Just as a tip you may want to try entering either late at night or early in the morning to increase your chances of winning an instant prize.

Good Luck,
Denise

P.S. There are no affiliate links in this post it is just me passing on something that hopefully interests you LOL!

What Would You Have Done?

I wanted to share my almost disastrous Tuesday night dinner. 

I woke up early to chop the celery, carrots and onions for the chicken noodle soup I was going to make when I got home from work. I put the chicken breast in the big stock pot with some garlic and the onions I had cut up. I filled it up with water and put the pot in the fridge. 

When I got home from work, I put the vegetables in the pot and put the pot on the stove to cook the chicken and veggies. After a process of straining the soup to get clear broth, I shredded the chicken into bite sized pieces. I put the chicken back in the pot and put the noodles in to cook in the soup. I had the pot on for about 10 minutes when I went to stir the soup and discovered the new brand of noodles I used turned into mush. Well I didn’t want to dump it. 

So here is where the real fun begins. I decided to salvage the soup by essentially rinsing the chicken and vegetables, putting them back in the pot and using some bowtie noodles that I had. So basically I started the soup making process at about 5:15 pm and the soup was finally ready at about 7:30 pm. Crazy but salvaged and now we have a big pot of Chicken and bowtie soup to enjoy for several days. Am I crazy or would anyone else have rinsed the chicken?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We Have A Winner - Leap Frog Winner

The winner of the Leap Frog My Own Leap Top has been chosen, congratulations to Nikki Muroski.  She will be giving the toy to her son.


I hope your son enjoys the toy as much as mine son does.

Thanks to everyone that entered.

If you have not entered the Simply Stacie & Social Media Junkie $1000 giveaway be sure to enter soon as the giveaway ends 12/15/2011.  Boy this would help with Christmas shopping.

If you are looking for some great baby food or Listerine coupons you check out this post.

Coupons for Baby Food and Listerine

Here are some hot coupons for you to print.  Maybe these are for products you use or maybe you don't use these products.  Maybe you could give the coupons to someone that uses Baby Food or Listerine.  The Listerine offer would be great to save for a sale at CVS or Rite Aid.
Beech-Nut® offers:


LISTERINE® offer

*This post contains affiliate links please see my disclosure policy for information.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Daily Deal that Gives Back

Have you heard of Jasmere? I have purchased several of their daily deals.  What I like about the Jasmere deals that you can choose an organization to donate to.  Jasmere has partnered with GreaterGood.org and every time you make a purchase Jasmere will make a donation to the organization you have chosen.  I have chosen the option to "Help Veterans - Provide Meals for Veterans in Need".  After everything they have done for our country this is a great way to help them back by simply buying daily deals that interest you.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

$1000 Holiday Giveaway


Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win $1000 USD paid via Paypal!

Gain entries in this giveaway by following Saving Money Can Be Fun Blog via Email (left sidebar), Facebook and Twitter.

The giveaway starts December 1st 12 am EST  and will run until December 15th 11:59 pm EST and is open worldwide.

$1,000 CASH prize will be delivered via Paypal after the winner has confirmed. The winner has 48 hours to confirm their winning notification.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of receipt of the winning email a new winner will them be drawn and so on and so forth.
Boost Your Buzz $1,000 HOLIDAY Giveaway can be entered on Social Media Junkie & Simply Stacie (you only have to enter on one of the sites as the forms will be the same on each).

Good Luck
Denise

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Treasure Train Giveaway Hop Leap Frog My Own Leaptop™

 
All aboard…The Christmas Treasure Train is leaving the station! Anitra from The MamaZone and Angie from Laughter Does the Heart Good are thrilled to be your conductors on this wild ride for gifts and cash!

This giveaway hop is a little different than most because it has the added element of a cash treasure hunt! As you hop through entering the giveaways on these fabulous blogs, keep your eyes open—you just might find some hidden cash! Here’s how it works:
  • Visit each blog listed below and enter to win.
  • After you enter on a blog, look for the image of the Christmas Treasure Train. If the train contains a three digit code, make a note of it.
  • Once you collect all 10 randomly hidden codes, enter here to win the Grand Prize of $100 paid via PayPal.
  • As an added bonus, if you enter every giveaway involved you’ll earn 25 extra entries into the Grand Prize drawing (Sweet!).
The hop and hunt will run November 21st-December 5th and the Grand Prize winner will be announced on the 6th.

Ready to win? Here’s what I’m giving away:

Leap Frog My Own Leaptop™
My son just turned two a few weeks ago. He received two of these for his birthday so I figured this would be a great toy to re-gift to one of my lucky readers. It is brand new in the box and comes in the color shown so it could be used for a boy or girl. So far my son has really enjoyed playing with this toy. This toy would make a great Christmas gift for your child, niece, nephew, or grandchild.

Here are some features I found on the Leap Frog website.
  • Proud winner of the 2011 Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year!
  • Personalize pretend computer play with My Own Leaptop™!
  • Choose and download songs for a custom playlist (Internet connection required).
  • Choose from 8 email messages and personalize for your child to enjoy (Internet connection required).
  • Explore the alphabet, pretend play, music, animals and computer literacy with 6 learning activity stations. 
  • Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path for customized learning ideas and insights from LeapFrog. 
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below there are no mandatory entries; however, each entry you complete means more chances to win.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Truly Awsome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies


I am not sure if you have heard about BzzAgent, I have been a member of this word of mouth marketing site for a couple of years now.  When you join the site you get to participate in campaigns to try new products.  Once you try the products you share your honest opinions with people either face to face or even on your blog (if you have one).

A few weeks ago I received 2 boxes of The Truly Awesome homestyle chocolate chip cookies from Ralphs. BzzAgent sent the cookies (for free) for me to try and share with other people.  I had planned on taking a box to work to share with everyone but everyone at home gobbled up the cookies so I was only able to bring half of a box to work.  The people I shared with at work loved the cookies.  I thought the cookies were very good like one's you would make yourself at home.

Don’t let the fact that this is a Ralphs brand fool you, many people think that store brands are inferior.  I would say that is not the case with these cookies from Ralphs.  One thing that caught my attention on the package is that there are no added preservatives or artificial flavors.  Any time I see that a product doesn’t have artificial flavors I am excited as I try to eat as healthy as possible. I know you are thinking how healthy are cookies but we all deserve a treat every once in a while.  In my honest opinion these are one of the best packaged cookies I’ve tried.  Next time I am shopping at Ralphs I will be purchasing more of these cookies.

If you would like to sign up to become a BzzAgent stop by the BzzAgent website.

Funny Dog Video

If you need a little laugh watch this video. It is so funny if you love animals this one is priceless. 

Hope this makes you laugh. They say laughter is good for the soul right?

Denise

Monday, November 28, 2011

Comparison Shopping for Dishwashers

If you live in Canada, I heard about this great site for comparison shopping on dishwashers.  If you are in the market for a new dishwasher you should check it out. 

They also are giving away $1,000 for eight weeks.  Two weeks have passed already but there will be winner per week for the next 6 weeks.  Too bad you must be Canadian to win this one.

Great Deal on Noise-Isolating Earphones

I just purchased this deal on noise-isolating earphones from Eversave and thought I would share it with my readers.  I purchased these for my daughter and I am hoping these will last longer than the $10 ones I usually buy several times a year.

The earphones normally cost $60 but you can get them for 60% off/$24, plus free shipping!

Use promo code 'CYBER' for an additional $3.00 savings.  This would make the earphones only $21.00.

Happy Shopping
Denise

Disclosure:  If you have not made a purchase from Eversave before and you make a purchase through one of the links in this post. I will receive a $10 Eversave credit.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Plum District Today Only Save 40% Abe's Market Deal

Today only on Plum District you can get $50 worth of products from Abe's Market for $15.00.  When you go through the check out process you will enter the code Sunday40 in the promotional code section. If you order after today the price will be $25 and the deal is only available for 2 days.  If you have never shopped at Abe's Market this online store carries a great selection of Organic and Natural products.  I have ordered from them 3 times now and the everything has been great and the prices are competitive.

This would be a great way to score some really nice Christmas presents for a great price. They carry toys, toiletries, food items and much more.

Disclosure:  if you get three friends to buy this deal you get if for free.  If you shop through one of the links in this post and two other people do as well I would get this deal for free.

If you prefer not to shop through one of my links you can go to directly to the deal page here Plum District website.


Happy Shopping
Denise

What I Bought at CVS 11/27/2011

You can enter my Leap Frog giveaway here 

Transaction 1

Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System Starter Kit $9.99
Total Before Coupons $9.99

Coupons Used 
$3.00 off Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System Starter Kit 11/02/2011 SS Insert
$3.00 ECB from this shopping trip
$2.00 ECB from this shopping trip 
$1.99 ECB from this shopping trip 
Total After Coupons $0.00 ($0.77 including tax) 
paid $0.61 with gift card from this shopping trip and $0.16 in cash

Transaction 2

10 - Dawn Dish Soap $0.88 each ($8.80 total)
2 - Pantene Conditioner $3.49 each ($6.97 total)
4 - Glade Air Fresheners $0.99 each ($3.96 total)
1 - Oral B Power Toothbrush $4.99 
1 - Tide Laundry Detergent $5.94
Total Before Coupons $30.66

Coupons Used
10 - $0.50 off Dawn from 10/30/2011 P&G Insert
1 - $3.00 off 2 Pantene 10/30/2011 P&G Insert
2 - $2.00 off 2 Glade products CVS printable coupon (cashier had to mark one down to a value of $1.96)
1 - $3.00 off Oral B Power Toothbrush 11/27/2011 P&G Insert
1 - $2.00 off Tide 10/30/2011 P&G Insert
$1.69 ECB from this shopping trip
$5.00 ECB from Transaction 1
$5.99 ECB from this shopping trip
Total After Coupons $1.02  ($3.40 including tax)

Value of Products $40.65
Total Out of Pocket $1.02 ($3.56 including tax)
91% Savings
Earned a $10 CVS gift card
ECBs left for next shopping trip $4.49, $2.87, $1.50 (from this shopping trip)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What I Bought at CVS 11/25/2011

Transaction 1


Milky Way Candy Bar $0.75 each
Milky Way Candy Bar $0.75 each
LA Looks hair gel $2.49
CVS AAA Batteries $3.65
Carmex $1.00
Total Before Coupons and Tax $8.64

Coupons Used
$0.30 off Carmex 10/30/2011  RP Insert
$1.00 off two Mars Holiday Singles All You Magazine December 2011
$1.00 off LA Looks Gel 10/09/2011  RP Insert
$5.00 ECBs from Beauty Club
Total After Coupons $1.34  ($1.57 including tax)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

 I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving with family and lots of yummy food.  

I feel so blessed and thankful for all that I have.

Denise

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SavingStar Electronic Coupons

SavingStar
If you like coupons but hate clipping them,  then SavingStar is just for you.  Maybe you have not heard about SavingStar and are wondering what this is.  SavingStar is a website that allows you to load electronic coupons to your Shopper Loyalty Cards.  Once you load the electronic coupons to your card and purchase those items the value of the coupon goes into your SavingStar account.  When you reach $5 in your SavingStar account you can get a pay out.  So far the payout options are:  bank deposit, PayPal, Amazon.com gift card, AmericanForests.org donation.

Little Debbie Giveaway

Little Debbie Giveaway

I just received an email from Little Debbie this morning for a new Giveaway they have going on now. I am not sure when this sweepstakes but started but you can enter once a day until December 30, 2011.

Here is what they are giving away:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The New Girl

The New Girl 
The article written by Landon Gilbert 

So there is this new show that I started watching on tvbydirect.com. It has one of my favorite actors in it, Zooey Deschanel. I think she is just the bee’s knees. She always plays parts that are a bit quirky which is, I think, a bit like she probably is in real life. The part that she plays in The New Girl is no different. The premise of the show is that she had to move out of her old place and ended up living with three guys. She has a weird relationship with each guy in that she is not quite sure how to act around them. They are not love interests of hers but she still has a strange chemistry with at least one of the male characters on the show. The writers take us on a journey of Zooey’s character learning to live with three bachelors in an apartment that is the size of a small mansion. Unrealistic that they would be able to afford to live there in real life? Yes, of course. But isn’t that how television goes?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Treasure Train Grand Prize Giveaway

Christmas Treasure Train


All aboard… by now, you should be cruising along on The Christmas Treasure Train. If you’re ready to enter the treasure hunt codes for the grand prize, this is the place to do it.

Before entering, be sure you’ve followed these instructions:
  • Visit each blog listed below and enter to win.
  • After you enter on a blog, look for the image of the Christmas Treasure Train.
  • If the train contains a three digit code, make a note of it.
  • Once you collect all 10 randomly hidden codes, enter to win the Grand Prize of $100 paid via PayPal.
  • As an added bonus, if you enter every giveaway involved you’ll earn 25 extra entries into the Grand Prize drawing

Enter below using the Rafflecopter form. The codes do not need to be entered in any particular order as long as each individual code remains intact. Extra entries will be verified, so follow all of the instructions on each individual blog. For additional details, visit my original post.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

What I Bought At CVS 11/20/2011

Be sure to check my home page Saving Money Can Be Fun for a $100 Paypal cash giveaway and a Leap Frog Leaptop giveaway that starts tomorrow.

Transaction 1

 (4) Garnier Moisturizer $5 each
Total before coupons and tax $20
Coupons Used
(4) $2 off Garnier Moisture Product - RP Insert 10/9/11 (exp 11/20/2011)
$5 off $15 Garnier Facial Products CVS coupon from coupon kiosk (a $5 off $20 facial care coupon is also available this week from the coupon kiosk)
$2 ECB from this shopping trip
Total after coupons $5 plus tax

Transaction 2
(3) Bags of Hershey Kisses $2.50 each
(2) Kellogg's Fruit Loops $3.49 each
(1) Kellogg's Frosted Flakes $3.49 each
(1) Kudos Granola Bars $1.99 each
(1) Depends Undergarments $11.99 each (for my grandma)
Total before coupons and tax $31.95
Coupons Used
$1/3 Hershey’s Kisses - SS Insert 11/13/11 (exp 12/31/2011)
$2 off Depends (Depend printable coupon)
$1/2 Kellogg's Cereals (Kellogg's printable coupon)
$1 off Kudos CVS Coupon from coupon kiosk 
$5 ECB from transaction 1
Total after coupons $21.95
Used a $10 Discover Gift card from this Kellogg's Rebate still available until 12/31/11
Paid $12.88 cash and earned a $10 CVS gift card.

Value of products $51.95
Out of Pocket $16.95 (plus tax) 
Earned a $10 CVS gift card
It is like paying $6.95 for $51.95 of products 
86% savings if you count the gift card

Also I earned a $1.00 rebate for the Kellogg's cereal from Saving Star.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Giveaway To Enter at Meg's Moxie

A blogger friend of Mine, Meg who blogs at Meg's Moxie is having a giveaway.  To enter the giveaway go to Meg's Moxie 500 Fan Giveaway.

The prizes included are:
1st Prize: Beautiful Beaded Rhodonite Necklace and a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card
2nd Prize Book Titled For One More Day by Mitch Albom and a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card
3rd Prize: $15 Paypal and One Coupon Insert
4th Prize: $15 Paypal and One Coupon Insert
5th Prize: Two Coupon Inserts

Thanks for reading and good luck entering

Denise

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Living Social Daily Deal for Ecomom.com

Have you signed up to receive daily deal emails from Living Social yet?  Living Social is a daily deal site that sends you daily emails for deals in your area.  I just purchased my first deal with them today and received $5 off.  If you sign up here Living Social you will receive $5 off your first purchase. Today's deal is $20 for $40 of Ecomom.com products.  So I paid only $15 for $40 of Ecomom.com products.  You can scoop up this deal too by visiting the Ecomom deal page.

I have purchased vouchers for Ecomom Website on another daily deal site and I really love the products they carry.  To get $5 off your first time purchase visit $20 for $40 of Ecomom.com products. The deal has 5 more days until it closes.

Some of the great products I have purchased on Ecomom include:  Melissa & Doug toys, Revolution Foods, and Plum Organics.  I plan to use this voucher for some moisturizer and natural shampoo/body wash for my little one.  This would be a great way to pick up Christmas presents for half off.  If you spend $50 you can get free shipping.

Fine Print
Limit 2 per person 
• Limit 1 per person per transaction 
• Voucher valid for free shipping on orders over $50 
• Paid value does not expire 
•Promotional Value Expires on May 21, 2012

If you sign up through any of the above links, You will receive a $5 Living Social credit and I will receive a $5 credit as well.  Pretty cool we both win.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping,
Denise 

Monday, November 14, 2011

CVS Trip 11/13/2011

Here is what I bought at CVS yesterday

Transaction 1 
Gillette Fusion Travel Sized Shave Gel $2.37
Total Before Coupons $2.37

Coupons Used
$1.00 off Gillette Fusion Shave Gel 10/30/11 P&G Insert
$1.00 ECB from Green Bag Tag (explained here)
Total After Coupons $0.37

Received a $2 ECB


Transaction 2
7- Cottonelle Toilet Paper 4 pack $2.99 each ($20.93 total)
2- General Mills Cereal Bars $2.49 each ($4.98 total)
2- M&M Candy $2.49 each ($4.98 total)
Total Before Coupons $30.89

Coupons Used
$1.00 off 2 Holiday candies 11/13/11 RP
$.00 off $20 CVS coupon received in an email from CVS valid until 11/17/11
$3.00 ECB from last week's shopping trip
$2.00 ECB from Transaction 1
2- $0.50 off Cottonelle Toilet Paper from 11/6/11 SS Insert
Total After Coupons $17.19

Received a $10 ECB (Should have been a $10 gift card but the M&Ms did not ring up at the sale price of $2.49 and the register did not include their value in the Gift card amount.  So the nice cashier refunded the M&Ms and resold them at the sales price then generated a $10 ECB.)

Transaction 3
 2 Pampers $9.50 each ($19.00 total)
Total Before Coupons $19.00

Coupons Used
$2.00 off Pampers from 10/30/11 P&G Insert
$10.00 ECB from transaction 2
Total after coupons $7.00

Received $2.00 ECB

Value of Products Before Coupons $52.26 
Total Spent $24.56 Plus Tax ($26.79)
Savings 51%