Friday, August 22, 2008

Free drink mixers at Food Lion

Apparently I have been way out of the loop because everyone online was talking about this for a month now and I thought I had found a great deal to share tonight. But here is the deal anyway with some recipes I got from Hot Coupon World.

Food lion has the No Worries drink mixers (strawberry, cosmopolitaion, tropical, margarita) on sale for $1. At my Food Lion on the door there is a coupon for $1 off any so that makes them free. I got 8 tonight. I mix them with sprite but some people use club soda and of course alcohol. Here are some recipes to try.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Review of the Other Boleyn Girl

I won this movie online and could't wait to watch it. I like Natalie Portman and try to watch all of her movies. I really thought from the title it would be more focused on Anne's sister since everyone has heard of Anne. The movie is very loosely based upon actual events. There appears to be quite a bit of poetic license involved with the retelling of history in this movie. The movie starts with the 3 Boleyn siblings playing in a field. Their father is quite power mad and wants to use his children to better his prospects no matter the cost to them. Anne doesn't win Henry the VIII's favor at first site so Mary is offered even though she is married. Anne then comspires against her own sister in ways that I would not have forgiven but Mary has very little backbone in the movie. The costumes are awesome. I loved Ana Torrent as Catherine. She really only had a bit part but made her character both likeable and powerful. Oddly enough her character was the only character in the whole movie that seemed to be controlled, everyone else seemed to stupid to be responsible for anything much less a country. Anne and her schemes result in the death of both Anne and her brother. The movie was ok but I am glad I won it and didn't spend money for it. I can't imagine wanting to see it a second time.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Free in the mail

Today I got a cosmo magazine that I got with coke rewards, a prevention magazine (forgot what link) and a redbook magazine that I earned from Adperks. The only magazine that I get that I actually pay for is All You and thats only because they have awesome coupons in them. I also got a check from my staples purchase back in July for some highlighters. I got a bottle of lotion that I am testing for a company.

In my email I got a yes to a mystery shop this weekend, and 2 online surveys for points and also an offer from shespeaks to test some potatoes. Also an offer for a free game from BigFish use the code and get hidden expeditions titanic for free. I love hidden object games.
New contest at DIY for an awesome log cabin

get some free tokens from Pogo
and some more and again

new survey panel from Taco Bell, could be some freebies in this.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday savings

Download 11 country songs for free from People magazine.

free popcorn cakes from Orville Redenbacher Pick cheddar or caramel.

Sample of Playtex Sport

sample of Kotex

sample of Tide Total Care

Saturday, August 09, 2008

more stuff I have won and some instant win games

This morning I won flytech butterfly. Not sure exactly what it is but I love butterflies so can't wait to see. I won this from Quick and Simple magazine

I also won a $50 amex debit card from Kraft a couple nights ago.
I got my duffel bag from the Marlboro contest in the mail already. I like the instant win games because I like knowing right off the bat if I have won something even if its not a big prize. I just like winning something all the time :) So here are a few instant win games for you to try.

Pier 1 design a room and play the instant win.
Castrol Peel Out use upc code 079191000687
Linea Pelle
Disney Store Dreams
Banana Republic
Line X passcode: store
Win Dole Salad
Little Mermaid
Coinstar is Free
French Toast Giveaway
Stouffers Free Method of Entry: Once on the Instant Win Game page, click on "USE CODE". You will receive an alternate method of entry play ten times per day.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

a few goodies

Donate to the Troops

you can donate 1 item for free to the troops. Go to Generation Kill
choose the troop drive tab. then click the submit button and it will open a new window and you pick one item to add to the troops. Free from HBO and sponsors.

Cheap 8x10s
5 of 8x10 size photo prints at Art Cow for $0.99 shipped.
coupon code: FIVE8X10AT099 expires on 08/08/2008
I will admit I wasn't impressed with the last ones I got from there but I figured for a dollar I would try again.

Chick-Fil-A freebie
new promotion they are having for Labor Day. Wear a shirt with a football team on it, and get a free chick-n-strips on sept 1st!
SPONSOR: Chick-Fil-A ...
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To receive one (1) free three-count order of Chick-n-Strips while supplies last, eligible participants should visit participating Chick-fil-A locations from 10:30 AM until close on Sept. 1, 2008 wearing atleast one visible article of clothing that contains any football team logo or collegiate logo and mention this Promotion. ...
ELIGIBILITY: Offer available only to legal U.S. residents of AL, AR AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY. Limit one per person.

Museum Day
Museums in NC
if you check this out you can see what all places participate and then you fill out a form and print a coupon for you and a guest to enter free. I choose Old Salem since I have wanted to see it for ages. If you aren't in NC then change to your state and see whats available. Its for Sept 27 2008

Background checks
This site doesn't show everything but its pretty fun to play with.
Background Checks

Saving at Food Lion

This month's All You magazine has some great coupons in it. Page 155 has some buy any 3 kraft product and get something free coupons. I got 15 packs of kool aid for $3.00 and got a large box of wheat thins, bottle of Kraft dressing, package of kraft sliced cheese, oscar mayer hot dogs, and a box of crystal light drink mix for free with the kool aid. I also had some Food Lion internet coupons for $1.50 off any Food Lion brand diapers or wipes, $1.00 off 3 cans of Food Lion tomato products and $1 off 2 cans of Hunts tomato products. I got the small travel pack of wipes for free and I got the small cans of tomato sauce and paid .05 for 5 cans of sauce. We use a lot of tomato sauce since we aren't that fond of spaghetti sauce.
I bought a can of Grands biscuits on sale for 1.00 so now for that $1 we are going hot dog blankets for dinner. You press a biscuit until its flat, lay 1/2 slice of cheese on one of the edges and then put a weiner in the middle of the cheese. Start rolling up the end that has the cheese and weiner on it and press the edge closed when done. Bake in at 350 for about 8-12 minutes and thats all there is to it. Kids love them and they are quick and easy to fix. This will actually end up being 2 dinners for us.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Daily contests

Here are a few of my favorite daily contests from

Sisterhood of traveling pants2
Open to all in the contiguous US, one entry per person/email address per day. Ends August 11, 2008 @ 11:59pm PT
Grand Prize: (1 winner) Earnest AM I jean, digital photo cube, BeDazzler stud-setting tool with assorted studs and crystals, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 soundtrack CD, tank tee, mini-tote, charm key chain, visor, lip balm lanyard and beach ball (ARV $299)
Runners-Up: (4 winners) Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 soundtrack CD, tank tee, mini-tote, charm key chain, visor, lip balm lanyard and beach ball (ARV $65)

Food network tools for school
21+, US, one entry per person/email address per day. Ends September 2, 2008 @ 5:00pm ET
Prize: (1 winner) $55,000 check

LG Rally
13+, US, one entry per person/email address every 24-hours. Ends August 30, 2008 @ midnight ET
Grand Prize: (1 winner) LG 32" 720p flat-panel LCD HDTV (ARV $949.95)
First Prize: (5 winners) Verizon VX9700-Dare, AT&T CU920 VU or Alltel AX830 Glimmer mobile phone (ARV $409-$449)
Second Prize: (4 winners) LG 8" portable DVD player (ARV $209.95)
Third Prize: (7 winners) LG Bluetooth wireless headset (ARV $79.99)

Its a glam thing
Prizes (5): Hot Pants Cosmetics Op Art Mineral Eyeshadow kit and Light Up Lip Gloss tool (ARV $156).
Open to residents of the U.S. 18+ daily per person ends Sunday, August 31, 2008

Halloween Dream Sweepstakes
Grand prize:
Two night stay at the Historic Grace Manor Inn in Richmond, VA
Two tickets for Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion
Two tickets to the Ashland Berry Farm Haunted Hayride
First prize:
A spooky getaway for four to the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA
Four tickets to Colonial Williamsburg’s Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts walking tour.
Second prize:
Tickets for four to the Haunted Hayride and Barn at Cows-n-Corn in Midland, VA
A Halloween Dream gift basket.
Sweepstakes ends August 29, 2008

All you giveaways
First Prize: Westinghouse Digital 16" flip-style LCD HDTV (ARV $329).
Second Prizes (5): BIC Mark-It permanent markers, highlighters, dry-erase markers, pens, pencils, and Wite-Out (ARV $65).
Third Prizes (10): Selection of Westcott school tools (ARV $30).
Open to residents of the 50 United States & D.C. 21+ daily per person
ends Thursday, August 28, 2008

winnings for July

I know that a lot of times, people think there is no use to enter contests online because they think no one ever wins. I thought I would post everything I have won in the month of July. I just started entereing contests again in July so I thought I had done really well this month for a beginner.

$25- Nokia/Verizon Joker's bag of cash,
5 song download from logitech,
$10 shopping voucher,
Get Smart Adult Movie Ticket from Subway,
High Sierra® Switch Blade 22" Sport Duffel Bag from Flavor Chase sweepstakes,
the other Boleyn girl dvd from

So keep on entering, you never know when the next winner could be you.
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