Monday, May 23, 2011

Winners of Purex coupons

The winners of the Purex coupons are JR911 and esluka. I have emailed them both and am awaiting their responses! If you didn't win this time, check out my giveaway for TheraBreath lozenges here and get your entry in. Thanks for supporting my blogging habit :)

Review of TheraBreath New Probiotic Treatment and Lozenges giveaway

Did you know that about two percent of humans have naturally occurring sweet smelling breath? If you are not among the lucky few people who have naturally sweet smelling breath, give TheraBreath's Probiotics a try. I got the chance to review it for a week. It is recommended that you do a one week course of the Probiotics once a month for noticibly fresher breath during the day and NO morning breath when you wake up in the mornings. How awesome is that?

There are a lot of benefits that are mentioned in the booklet that come along with helping to inhibit the growth of bacteria responsible for bad breath. There are studies that go along with the claims in the booklet so that is always nice to see. Some of the possible benefits include:

* A reduction in the production of cytokines which are associated with gum inflamation. This could slow or stop gum disease.

* Results in a neuralization of acidity and eliminates the source of lactic acid production which has been shown to reduce tooth decay and tooth sensitivity

*Softening and reduction of plaque

* Helps support important immune cell functions

 * May offer protection against upper respiratory tract infections

And there may be some benefits that I missed. I liked that it helps eliminate morning breath, that it helps break down and reduce the formation of plaque on your teeth, and that it helps keep you from falling ill. I love TheraBreath's products. Everything that I've tried has made me feel more confident about having fresh breath. I am a customer of TheraBreath even though that means that I have to pay for it :). As a couponer, I usually don't pay for oral care products but these are way worth it to me.

Would you like to try out some of TheraBreath's mouth wetting lozenges? I have a pack to giveaway.

Mandatory entry:

Like TheraBreath on Facebook
Like me on Facebook

Extra entries

Follow TheraBreath on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter

The winner of this giveaway must be from the United States and must be 18 or older. Make sure you leave your email address so that I can get back to you if you are the winner! I will need to hear from the winner within 48 hours or I'll have to pick another winner.This giveaway ends on June 4th at midnight eastern time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giveaway of Olive Oil Desserts + EVOO

Olive Oil Desserts: Delicious and Healthy Heart Smart Baking

Remember when I did the review of Olive Oil Desserts by Micki Sannar? If your memory is like mine (which is not good, nooo not good at all), here is a refresher.

Well now you have the chance to win a copy of the book for yourself AND a bottle of some of Micki's favorite EVOO. That's extra virgin olive oil for those of you that don't speak Rachel Ray. Micki's cookbook teaches you how to cook desserts with olive oil. Who ever heard of such a thing??? Well, the cookies that I baked were delish. Since I'm doing the Rachel Ray language I figured I might as well throw that delish in there too.

What's the reason for the giveaway? Micki is going to be on QVC this Wednesday at 9 a.m. Eastern/ 6 a.m. Pacific. If you want to watch QVC live online, go to and click on the “watch live” tab to the left of the page. To view the segment after it airs, you can go to and type Olive Oil Desserts into the search bar, click on the “video” tab just above the cookbook cover.

This is a multiblog giveaway and three winners will be chosen from among all the entries to win a bottle of California Olive Oil Ranch and Micki's cookbook. The giveaway starts May 18th at 8:00 a.m. eastern and ends on May 25th 11:59 p.m.

Choose your entry method. You can do one or do them all.

1. Tweet this giveaway (1 entry )

2. Follow Micki on twitter  (1 entry )
3. Follow California Olive Ranch on twitter  (1 entry )
4. Blog about this giveaway and link back to me (1 entry )
5. Go to and comment about something you learned about olive oil desserts on my blog(1 entry )
6. Go to and comment about EVOO on my blog. (1 entry )
7. Like COR’s Facebook page (1 entry )
8. Like Olive Oil Desserts Facebook page (1 entry )

This giveaway is open to resident of the U.S. who are 18 or older. The winner of this giveaway will have 5 days to contact Micki with shipping information. Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you are a winner.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Purex Complete with Zout Review and Giveaway

What is less fun than having to do laundry? Having to do laundry that is stained. I mean, if you don’t care about stains on your clothes, you can launder it just like normal and hope that the stains wash out by themselves. A lot of my little boys clothes fall into that category. I’m not proud to admit that but I’d rather not spend a lot of time trying to get stains out of an 18 month old’s clothes. His playclothes get a quick spritz of stain remover and are thrown in the washer. Sometime some of it comes out, sometimes all of it comes out, and sometimes things are not as good and you are stuck with some stains.

Anytime you can get laundry detergent that has a built in stain fighter, it’s worth a shot to try it out, right? Lucky me, I got the chance to try out Purex Complete with Zout detergent. It works against protein based stains like grass and blood; starchy stains like chocolate and tomato sauce; and guar, which is used in many different foods like bbq sauce and salad dressing.

You use it as a pre-treater and as a detergent. This is a great detergent to use if you have a load of clothes that are heavily stained (like any load of my little boy’s laundry). If your clothes have a really tough stain, you can pour a little detergent directly on the stain and let it sit for five minutes before it goes into the washer.

Purex even has a fragrance free version of detergent for people with sensitive skin. It is actually the first Free and Clear detergent with an added stain fighter.

Would you like the chance to try it out for yourself? Well you’re in luck! I have two coupons for a free bottle of Purex Complete with Zout to give away to two lucky readers. Here is what you need to do to get your entries in.


+ Become a GFC follower of this blog

Extra entries

+ Follow Purex on twitter

+ Like Purex on twitter

+ Tweet about this giveaway (can do once per day):

Enter to win one of two coupons for a free bottle of Purex Zout. Ends 5/22 Visit:

+ Like me on facebook

+ Follow me on twitter

+ Follow me on networked blogs

+ Blog about this on your blog.

This giveaway will end on 5/22 at midnight eastern time. It is open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 or older. I will draw two winners via and if you are the winner, I will need to hear back from you within 48 hours or I'll have to draw another winner.

Disclosure: This was not a paid post. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

How to Save with Coupons, Part Two: Coupon abbreviations

Last week’s article was the first in the series about how to start off saving money with coupons. This series of articles is for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money off of their grocery bill with coupons. The last article went over basics of the different types of coupons, and where to find them. If you are didn’t get a chance to read that article, click here.

This article is about some basic coupon lingo that you should know. It is important for you to understand the language of coupons so you can make sure that you use them correctly. Here are some of the most common coupon abbreviations that I prepared with the help of WUC (read on to find out what that means).

BOGO or B1G1 - Buy One Get One Free
BC/AC – Before/After Coupons
Blinkie – This refers to a machine that has Smart Source coupons. There is a light that blinks when you pull a coupon out.
CAT – Catalina Coupon (prints after a purchase from the cash register)
C/O - Cents off
CRT - Cash register tape (your receipt)
DND - Does not double
ECB - Extra Care Buck (only from CVS)
ES - Easy Saver (booklet from Walgreens)
ETS - Excludes trial sizes
FAR - Free after rebate
GDA - Good deal alert!
INSERTS – These are the coupon flyers that come in the Sunday paper.
IP – Internet printable coupon
MQ - Manufacturer coupon
OOP - Out Of Pocket
OOS - Out of Stock
OYNO -On Your Next Order
OYNP – On your next purchase
P&G - Proctor & Gamble (Sunday Booklet Coupons)
Peelie - Coupon attached to a product.
POP - Proof of purchase
Q - Coupon
RC – Rain check
RP - Red Plum (Sunday Booklet Coupons) (formerly Valassis)
RR - Register Reward (from Walgreens)
SCR - Rite Aid Single Check Rebate
SS - Smart Source (Sunday Booklet Coupons)
STACKING – This is when you are allowed to couple a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon (like you can with CVS)
SUPER DOUBLES or DOUBLES - coupons that are doubled $1 + in value (IE, a $1 coupon - $2, etc)
TEARPAD – A pad of coupons that you tear off from a pad. It may be on a display, shelf, etc.
TMF - Try Me Free - mail in rebate for full amount of product
TRIPLE COUPON - A coupon that a grocery store triples in value
WAGS - Walgreens
WSL - While supplies last
WUC - We Use Coupons (refers to the site)
WYB - When You Buy
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (It works for some and it may or may not work for you)

Come back next week to learn more about how to save money with coupons!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Win one of two $10 Amazon gift cards

Want to win a $10 Amazon gift card? You can win one of two gift cards that I will giveaway when I get 100 entries. Fill out a short survey here and get your name in the drawing. It is for a project that I am doing. Thanks for your help :)

$10 Pay Pal Cash Giveaway for May

To enter this giveaway for $10 Paypal cash, all you have to do is be a subscriber!

Winner of Nuskin ageLOC kit

The winner of the Nuskin ageLOC kit is jjak2003! I will be sending you an email momentarily.

Thanks for the over two hundred entries! I'm sometimes super slow about counting entries because I want to make sure that I count correctly and don't end up announcing the wrong person as a winner. It takes a time for my house to be completely quiet so I can concentrate to do that! Thanks again everyone. I will keep trying to find awesome giveaways for you to enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Winner of Pay Pal cash giveaway for April

The winner of the Pay Pal cash giveaway for April is aunteegem! I have sent an email and as soon as I hear from her I'll be sending over the cash. Thanks for all the entries! I will post the new giveaway for May soon so stick around!


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