Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday free gift wrap at Little One Books + Last day to print coupons

If you are still getting some Cyber Monday shopping done, Little One Books is offering free gift wrapping today, along with free shipping and handling through December 15th.

It's the end of the month so you are down to the last opportunity to print these coupons:

BOGO 18.5 oz bottle of Gold Peak Tea
$1.00 off on any size Truvia™ natural sweetener
$1.00 off 1 Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Four hundred follower giveaway- over $20 value!= closed

It seems like yesterday that I started blogging again and now I have over three hundred followers! To borrow the words of D.J. Lance Bass- you guys are AWESOME!I do need your help though. I am always trying to build my readership, and to that end I'm giving away some freebie coupons that need a good home.

I have one of each of the following: Free tub of Cottonelle moist wipes, Free box of Triscuit Thin Crisps, Free bottle of Advil, a free bag of Food Should Taste Good chips, and a Free box of Barilla pasta. I'm giving these away because either we have tons of the things already- like the Barilla and the Cottonelle (I am a stockpiler after all), or because I've had the coupon for over a month and it needs to go. Yeah, I don't know when I became so diligent about cleaning things out but when it comes to coupons I can't let them go to waste.

When I get 400 followers, or on December 20th at midnight, I'll pick a winner and mail out these freebie coupons. The value of these is over $20! If you are one of those shoppers like me who likes to get the most out of shopping, you can use these for filler items. Like at Winn Dixie they offer coupons for $5 off of a $55 purchase. You accumulate $55 worth of products, then you use the Winn Dixie (or whatever other store you shop at) $5 off of $55 coupon, then you use the coupons for all of your free products, and then whatever other coupons you have and you end up with some super cheap groceries. Here's what I need: followers. I'm trying to get to four hundred!

Mandatory entry:

+ Become a GFC follower of this blog

Extra entries:

+ Follow me on twitter

+ Tweet about this giveaway (can do it once per day):
Enter to win over $20 worth freebies from @mysshopnteacher. Check it out here:

+ Like me on facebook

+ Follow me on networked blogs

+ Blog about this on your blog

+ Have friends become GFC followers (tell them to mention you when they join)

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 or older. It will end on December 20th at midnight. The winner be picked via and will be contacted via email. He or she will have 24 hours to respond or I'll pick another winner. I know it's a shorter time to respond, but I want to mail these out right away so they can get to the winner before Christmas. Some (or maybe all, I can't remember) expire on 12/31. Don't miss out on your chance to win a couple of bags full of freebies!!

Review of Frito-Lays Fan pack

Recently I got the opportunity to review some Frito-Lay potato chips. Yum! We are potato chips fans at our house. My husband is a major potato chip snackaholic. I like a good chip myself, but my husband is by far the bigger snacker. So you can imagine how excited he was when I told him that we were getting some goodies from Frito-Lay.

This is our favorite brand of potato chip! The chips are always crunchy, but not too crunchy, and never greasy. I think my favorite flavor is the orange bag. Very specific, I know :). I think it's cheddar and sour cream potato chip. We also received a nifty chip clip, and a coupon for a free bag of chips (not pictured). Sorry for the poor picture quality, by the way. I desperately need a new camera.
Here are some interesting facts about Frito-Lay:

Best of CVS and Walgreens

The Best CVS Deals for 11/28-12/4

Did you get all of your CVS freebies for Black Friday? We did and boy was it fun! Check out the deals for this week.

Complete Multi-purpose solution 12oz $9.99 Get $9.99 ECB Limit 1
= FREE after ECB

Spend $20 Get $5 ECB wyb these P&G products: Limit 1
Pampers or Easy Ups jumbo pk $8.99
$1.00 off any one pampers diapers or pants P&G 11/28
$1.50 off any one Underjams night wear or pampers easy ups P&G 11/28

Friday, November 26, 2010

Make money from home

Are you looking for ways to make money at home? Lots of people are looking for ways to make extra money right now in this tough economy- myself included. So when I was contacted to review a new site out there that aims to help people who are looking to make money from home I thought I’d give it a shot. The site is newly launched and the owner wanted me to help spread the word about his site.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Winners: CSN and Beecology

Congratulations to the winners of the CSN and Beecology giveaways! Thanks for the entries everyone!

The winner of the Beecology gift pack is Heartnsoul cooking

The winner of the $35 CSN gift certificate code is lollimom. Thanks again to everyone who entered. Check out my latest giveaways and know that there are more on the way!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

How to shop at CVS and get stuff for free

Now that Rebecca from Moms Saving is helping us out with the top deals at CVS, I thought it was appropriate to do a quick guide to how you can use CVS to get things for free. Most weeks (maybe every week), you can go to CVS and get items for free, but you need to know how to do it. Believe me, once you get started with CVS, you'll be hooked like we are.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chunky Bling Review and Giveaway= Closed

Chunky Bling. Who doesn't need a little bit of Chunky Bling in their life? I am not really one who follows all the trends but I have noticed that chunky is in right now. Chunky jewelry that is.
I had the opportunity to try out some chunky jewelry myself from Chunky Bling. I picked out this little number. Cute, right? I would take a picture of the ring on my hand but A.) My camera is très crappè and B.) I've only had a mani once in my life and it was not recent.
The ring was as cute when it arrived as it was in the picture. It is chunky, but not too chunky. It's comfortable to wear. It wasn't so chunky that it was bulky. I actually got compliments the first time I wore it. I have only had it for a few days, so I did not get the chance to dress it up. I wore it to work, so I wore dress slacks and a blouse.

Duncan Hines Decadent Cakes and Amazing Glazes review and giveaway

Recently I had the opportunity to try out Duncan Hines Decadent Cakes and Amazing Glazes. We use Duncan Hines products all the time but these I hadn't tried before because they're new. I received a box of the Apple Caramel Decadent Cake Mix and the Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake Mix. I also received both glazes. You can guess which one I dug into first! Yep, the apple. You probably figured that I would've gotten into the chocolate first and normally, you'd be correct. Here's the thing though; I wanted to get the apple one out of the way because I knew that chocolate is my absolute favorite-ist thing in the world.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Best of CVS and Walgreens

The Best CVS Deals for 11/21-11/24

Advil PM 4 ct. $.99 get $.99 ECB Limit 1
= Free after ECB

Excedrin Migraine PM or Extra Strength 8 ct. $.99 Get $.99 ECB Limit 1
= Free after ECB

Kelloggs, Raisin Bran Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Mini Wheats 16.3-18.2 oz, or Special K 12-14 oz Buy 2/$5, Get $2 ECB Limit 1
$1.00/3 Kellogg's Cereals, Mix and Match 10oz or more RP 10/17
$1.00/3 Kellogg's Cereals, Mix and Match Printable
$1.00/2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies/Cocoa Krispies 12 oz or more RP 10/17
$1.00/2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies/Cocoa Printable
$1.50/3 Kellogg’s Cereals Printable
= as low as $2 for two boxes of cereal after Extra care bucks.

Aveeno Spend $25 get $10 ECB Limit 1
Aveeno Ageless Vitality set- $40
Facial Moisturizer- $15
Moisturizer- $10
Body Wash, Shampoo or Conditioner- $6
$1.00/1 Aveeno Nourish Shampoo or Conditioner printable

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Winner of Dingo doggie coupon giveaway

The winner of the Dingo doggie treat online coupon is italiaangel! I will be emailing you instructions on how to redeem your coupon code.

I have other giveaways going on right now that you can get in on! The $35 CSN giftcard giveaway ends on 11/20. Thanks for the entries.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rock 'N Learn Money and Making Change Review and Giveaway

Well do you remember a couple of months ago when I had the opportunity to review Rock ‘N Learn Phonics volume 1 and 2? Now Rock ‘N Learn is back once again with a great new educational product. The Money and Making Change dvd teaches children how to count money and is appropriate for elementary aged children as young as six. The video not only tells the value of each coin, but I loved how the video tells about the people on the coins too. I thought it was neat that there was a brief history of Sacagawea (we just studied about her in my classroom). The video also tells how to differentiate between different coins. For example, the video shows how a quarter has ridges on the edge while a nickel is smooth. The video also includes updated coins. There are new nickels and new quarters that have come out in the past ten years or so. There are also the presidential dollar coins that are fairly new. I also like that the video includes half dollars and one dollar coins, even those are not as commonly used. The video also shows common bills used in the United States from the one dollar bill to the one hundred dollar bill.

The video teaches even basic concepts such as sorting the money so that it is easier to count. This might be something that a new learner would not even think about. If you teach this concept to start with, it makes it easier for the new learner to count up like change and then add it all up together. That’s better than having a child try to count a big handful of change. They will probably start to have trouble counting because the math of adding will get in the way. If they count in order, and use skip counting (which is taught in the video), they are more likely to pick up counting coins with no problem!

New coupons!

Here are the newest coupons! Make sure to print yours now before they are gone.

California Pizza Kitchen - $1.50 off 1
Crisco No-stick Cooking Spray - $0.75 off 1
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - $0.50 off 2
Pillsbury Savorings Products - $1.00 off 1
Welches Sparkling Juices - $2.00 off 2

Land O' Lakes Spreadable Butter - $0.50 off 1
Wisk Laundry Detergent - $1.00 off 1
Del Monte Fruit Naturals Cups - $1.00 off 3
Hellman's Mayonnaise - $0.75 off 1
McCann's Irish Oatmeal - $1.00 off 1
Enfamil Premium - $5.00 off 1
Purina Dog Chow - $2.00 off 1
Glade Scented Oil Candles - $1.50 off 2
EXPO Washable Markers - $2.00 off 1
Jet Dry Rinse Agent - $1.00 off 1

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winner of Stride Panties giveaway

Thanks for all of the entries everyone! The winner of the pair of Stride Everyday panties is meredith m. with the 99th entry. I will be contacting you to confirm. Thanks for all of the entries everyone! I have more giveaways coming up this weekend (if not sooner). Ta-ta for now.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Legacy Family Tree review and giveaway

Genealogy is an interesting hobby and past-time for many people. Have you always wanted to try to get together more information about your relatives who have lived before you? I have always been interested in learning more about my family on my mother's and father's side. I was excited to have the opportunity to review software designed to help organize information. Legacy Family Tree does just that. It is a database program used to enter family information.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Best of CVS and Walgreens

Great news everyone! So, for awhile now I've wanted to do coupon match-ups but it never seems like I have the time to type it up properly. Rebecca from momssaving will be a weekly contributor with the best deals from CVS and Walgreens.

We are CVS shoppers in our house and our goal is to save more at CVS than we spend. Here are the best deals at CVS starting Sunday. Some stores actually start their sales for the following week on Saturday. Our store runs both ads on Saturday and the new ad takes over on Sunday.

Best CVS Deals for the week of 11/14

Oral B Vitality Floss Action toothbrush or replacement heads 3ct.$23.00 Get $13 ECB (Limit 2)
Oral B Vitality $10 (12/31/10) RP 11/14/10
Oral B replacement brush heads $5 (12/31/10) RP 11/14/10

Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo, conditioner or styler $2.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 1
$1.00/2 Aussie or H.E. Product PG 10/10

Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Cocoa or Rice Krispies cereal(8.7-15 oz) 2/$4 Get $1 ECB wyb 2 Limit 1
$1.00/3 Kellogg's Cereals, Mix and Match 10oz or more RP 10/17
$1.00/3 Kellogg's Cereals, Mix and Match Printable
$1.00/2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies/Cocoa Krispies 12 oz or more RP 10/17
$1.00/2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies/Cocoa Printable
$1.00/2 Raisin Bran Printable

M&M's 9.9-12.6oz 4/$10 Get $3 ECB wyb 4 Limit 1

Monday, November 8, 2010

EcoStore USA review

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out two eco-friendly products of my choice from Ecostore U.S.A. The store features products that are eco-friendly and just as effective as the ones that contain chemicals. Or so they say. I excited to try out two products and I sure was not going to go easy on them just because they were eco-friendly. I mean, eco-friendly is great but it has to work to cut it in my household.

I have purchased eco-friendly products in the past that have not been as effective as the products that contain chemicals. Hey, I know it is better for the environment but I’m being honest. Anyway, I have purchased dishwasher liquid before that was eco-friendly and I was not happy with it. With the product I’d purchased in the past if the dishes were really dirty it would not do a good job of cleaning them. I would have to wash them myself. Uh-uh, that ain’t happenin’ again. So I thought I’d give eco-friendly another try. I was really
surprised that it was just as good as the kind I would normally buy. I have to have a product that actually washes dishes. I don’t want to have to do it myself, that’s why I have a dishwasher J.

Winner of Brilliant Lenses giveaway

The winner of the Brilliant Lenses giveaway is michtuck! I am emailing you now for your contact info. Thanks for all of the entries everyone! Hang around for many more giveaways that are coming up!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Beecology Review and Giveaway

Recently I had the opportunity to try out two products from Beecology. Beecology is a family owned company that makes all natural products to help us use natural products to keep our hair and skin healthy. They make lotion, shampoo, body wash, and many other natural products.

It all started when the founder of the company, David Rzepka, let a friend put a beehive on his land. He eventually began tending to it and started thinking about all of the connections that bees and humans share. He realized that any changes in our environment affects bees as well. He decided to make natural skincare products using honey and other natural products. That was six years ago.

I received a full sized version of the All Natural Grapefruit and Lemongrass Body Wash and a trial sized version of the Original Honey Hand and Body Cream. My fave was the Hand and Body Cream. I am a lotionaholic and I absolutely love the feel of the lotion. It left my hands feeling smooth and moisturized. The smell of the Lemongrass Body Wash was different. It has a slight lemony smell to it.

Yo Gabba Gabba! There's A Party In My City

So remember me gushing about getting to go see Yo Gabba Gabba? My family and I got to go see the Yo Gabba Gabba show in Jacksonville about two weeks ago and it was good family fun. The show featured the regular segments of the show like the Dancy Dance, Super Music Friends Show (who were jammin' by the way), Biz's Beat of the Day, etc. It had interactive elements that let kids and parents be a part of the show too. We got a free family picture taken to remember the fun we had. We had a great time and I'm so glad we got to go. Our little boy just turned one years old and I think he could've watched the show on t.v. and it would've had the same effect on him, lol. I highly recommend that you take your little one(s) out to a great family event. If you are fans of the t.v. show then I'm sure you'll like the live version too.


Thanks for all who entered my giveaway for the Little One Book certificate and the RepHresh coupon. I also want to thank Little One Books for offering this great giveaway to my readers. Without further ado, the winner of the Little One Book $25 certificate is huffychic.

The winner of the RepHresh coupon is kirbycolby.

I will be emailing both of you momentarily! Thanks again for all of the entries! Check back again soon for upcoming giveaways: Chunkybling (jewelry giveaway- YAY), Legacy Family Tree software giveaway, and more coupons that I'm not using :). Plus, I have a couple of reviews to do. Hope to see you again soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Free Flip Book!

Have you gotten you flip book from Vistaprint yet? You can get a free 4x6 flip book including 20 pages with the option to add more. You can choose from over 80 designs and add text to your pictures. If you've never made a flip book before, they are awesome! I love Vistaprint's products. I have ordered tons of them- tee-shirts, magnets, letterhead, stamps, etc. I haven't made my flipbook yet, but I will! These books make great mementos of family vacations, special events and more! They are great gifts for family and friends too. The flip book is free, you just have to pay shipping and processing which starts at $6.01. I'm not sure how long this offer will last so I suggest you go ahead and get yours now ;)


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