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.


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

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Win $50 PayPal Cash Signups

We’re giving back! As a thank you for all your support. If you want to be listed on this giveaway, go fill out this form! It’s FREE!



Copy all this information and make a blog post on it in order to promote the SIGN UP phase.

Sign up until:
December 18th or EARLIER IF there is a large response.
The giveaway will run from December 18, 2011 – January 1, 2012
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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 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.

Brought to you by Blue Sky Scrubs.

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:

Plus get waived activation for new lines of service and free shipping from Sprint here:


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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

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.


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.


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,

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:


*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 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