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?


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

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

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.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SavingStar Electronic Coupons

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, gift card, 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 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 Gift Card
2nd Prize Book Titled For One More Day by Mitch Albom and a $25 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


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Living Social Daily Deal for

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 products.  So I paid only $15 for $40 of 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 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,

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%

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mother's Day Carnival Event Accepting Sign Ups

It is a perfect time to find what gifts you would like to give to your mother. Makobi Scribe is proud to present Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Carnival Event from May 10 12:01 PM EST to May 18  at 12:01 PM EST and is accepting signups now.  This event will have a ton of traffic so sign up today.

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Charity Giveaway Help Vulnerable Babies

Please check out this charity giveaway that has well over $3000 prizes that you could win!  All you have to is make a donation to Embrace Infant Warmers and you are entered to win!
(Donation minimum is $10 – see the giveaway page for more details)

This is a charity giveaway for Embrace Infant Warmers:
Embrace is a social enterprise that aims to help millions of vulnerable babies through a low cost infant warmer.  Unlike traditional incubators that cost up to $20,000, the Embrace Infant Warmer costs 1% of this price.  The device can work with or without electricity, is portable,  safe and intuitive to use. 

Enter/Donate today at Family and Life in Las Vegas.

Good luck,

Win Organic Dairy Products for a Year

I signed up for the Organic Valley newsletter quite a long time ago.  You can visit Organic Valley Subscription Center to sign up if you like.  I enjoy the articles they send.  Today's newsletter contained a link to enter a contest to win organic dairy products for a year.  Just the opportunity to win a prize like this is really great but there is another added perk.  Every time someone enters the contest they will donate $0.20 to Wholesome Wave.  This sounds like a great organization that gives families in need access to healthy, nutritious food. 

Enter to win a year's worth of Stonyfield or Organic Valley dairy products. One winner is drawn at random each week. Go here to enter Stonyfield / Organic Valley giveaway.

Thank you for reading

Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo To Be Reformulated

I just found out that on November 1, 2011 Johnson & Johnson announced they will reformulate the Baby Shampoo they make in the US.  They had previously removed the harmful chemicals from the formulations in other countries.  At the time when I wrote this post Boycott of Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo I did not know that they had agreed to do this.  I just found out this morning about the steps J&J is taking from the website  I have signed their thank you letter to J&J.  I will stay away from the shampoo until they announce that the chemical has been completely removed.  If you sign the thank you letter will let you know when the chemicals have been removed.

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Funny Video To Share 11/8/2011

I thought I would share this cute and funny BOB video with anyone who might be reading this blog.  If you need a laugh watch this BOB video all the way to the end after the credits.

Happy Watching

Friday, November 4, 2011

Contest to Win a $250 Lego Gift Card

You can enter to win a Lego $250 gift card by visiting this link Lego Contest.  You will be opting in to receive emails from LOLShirts.  

If you sign up though the link above and were to win then I would win too.

My tips for the day is to create a separate email address for entering contests.  I only wish I would have thought of the a long time ago.

This would be really cool to win.

Good Luck

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Boycott of Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo

Okay yesterday I was appalled  when I read this story on MSN about the Boycott of Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo.  How can they get away with leaving these chemicals in baby products?  I have been using the J&J Baby Shampoo and Aveno Baby Wash since my son was born and he will be two in a few days.  It is amazing to me that J&J makes these products in formulations that do not contain trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing substances; however, not in the US.  Really the harmful substances have been taken out in other countries why not in the US.

I stopped using these products last night and I will not use them any longer I am going to see if I can buy some natural or organic products with my Eversave voucher for Abe's Market.

I wanted to share this with everyone in case you may be using the affected products.  Please check out the article if you.  I think it is better to be safe and not use the affected products why take the chance.

Thanks for reading

The link to Eversave is an referral link if you sign up on this link I will receive an credit with Eversave.