Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another win and sick of snow

Thanks to the comment on the previous post, I know I have won another prize. Cyberspace apparently lost the notification email so thankfully she came to my site to let me know :). Winning is so much fun.
See it here.

I am sick to death of snow. It started snowing here on December 18th and has snowed over and over again. It started snowing last night and is still snowing. We are supposed to get around 8 inches. I have so many errands I need to do but now can't get around to do them since no one is cleaning the roads. I have been spending way too much time on Facebook playing games. I am addicted.
I had to go buy some ink today because I haven't been able to print coupons :(. I stopped at CVS and bought a box of SoyJoy bars using my $6 ECB so that made them free. I also got 10 cans of Campell's tomato soup since it was on sale for $.50 a can. I went to Kroger even though I hated not having my coupons. I saved $45 without coupons using my card and the sale of $5 off when you buy 10 items. My total was less than $40 so wasn't bad. I also went to Wal-Mart. I found the Tide stain booster for $3.97. For the last several months a lot of magizines have had coupons for $1.50 off so I got a bottle. The coupons expire Feb 28th 2010 so I will be back to buy some more. I love Tide.
Since I am stuck inside I am going to try to catch up on a lot of emails. I will be making at least one more post today as I catch up. I have applied for a couple mystery shopping jobs for the month of Feb. I am trying to increase my income.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

1st win of the year

I finally won something this year :).
I won a $5 Burger King crown card from here I love Whopper Jrs so thats about 4 free for me :).
I love winning

Monday, January 25, 2010

Samples and coupons

Ask your local Subway if they are participating in free breakfast melt on Feb 2nd 2010 from 7am to 11am. Get a melt and 8oz coffee.

Stop by Starbucks on Feb 5th 2010 and try a new kind bar. Your have a choice between Fruit & Nut Delight and Cranberry almond+Antioxidants.

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and sign up for $10 coupon off Eukanuba to be mailed to you. I don't know how much it is a bag but surely $10 off would bring it into the range of being affordable.

Coupon book from ConAgra worth $17. These go pretty fast so sign up as soon as possible.

Sign up at Save-A-Lot to get a $15 coupon book for P & G.

Born again American and a sample

Born Again American from Born Again American on Vimeo.

Got this in my email and I agree with it totally. Over 5 million have signed the pledge at the Born again American site.

Kashi There are 3 samples to choose from. I picked the chocolate fruit bar.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

More free offers.

Be ready Frito Lay Be Snack Ready website to be the first to get FREE samples, coupons and special offers

Sign up for Post Newsletter and they will send you a coupon for $2 off Shredded wheat, raisin bran or grape nuts. Its an email coupon. I am hindering in my online couponing until I get paid because I am out of ink :(

Sample ofdried plums use the coupon code: ADSUPER

Year of Autoweek courtesy of Dodge Challenger to the 1st 5000 people. When I was just there the form was still on the site. I didn't apply since I don't read autoweek.

Sign up for the Wedding Stand Newsletter and get a year subscription to BRIDAL GUIDE magazine. (I am sorry, I had misstated the magazine title).

free book : Even the Demons Believe aimed at the lost but something for Christians to read and think about.

Its that time of year again. Turbo Tax Tax Freedom f you made less than $31,000 last year or were active duty military with an AGI of less than $57,000 AND live in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, GA, IA, ID, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, VT or WV, then you can get your State and Federal taxes done for FREE with TurboTax!

Ok folks, I am off to bed. I have to start academy tomorrow for the DOC which I consider completely stupid since I am an office assistant not a correctional officer but ours is not to question why but to do and die. (hopefully not literally). I am very worried about it but I have a prayer cloth from church so I am trusting in the Lord.

Being Frugal

I was sitting here and got to thinking about how much a part of every day life being frugal is. For some its a choice and for some its forced upon them. I love being frugal and getting a good deal but currently its more forced upon me than choice. For breakfast I had a couple of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls that I got on sale at Kroger's last week. They were on sale for $1 for the 5pk and I had $1 off 2 coupons that I printed from Coupons.Com so that made them 50 cents a can or 10 cents a roll. Lunch was tuna sandwiches. I got the tuna at Kroger last week on sale for $1 a pouch. I had printed coupons from for $1 off so that made it free. The bread came from another store that sales Pepperidge Farm bread for 60 cents a loaf. Its not out of date yet but its not just made. I always buy 3 or 4 bags and freeze them. They have it on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I have been drinking Kool-Aid I got free last year on a great sale at Krogers. Thank goodness for all the excellant shoppers online who share they deals.

Here is a great deal to hurry on. If you have a facebook account sign up to be Movie Critics friend They are saying that the first 200000 will get a single AMC movie ticket. When I just joined I was only around #2100. Of course it may not be true and if not then I am still out nothing.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

a few freebies

I just got home and was netsurfing and come across a few freebies.

Free Uniball This has super ink so it can't be washed from your check so it protects your privacy. They are giving away 10000 a day until they are gone and they start around 1:00pm. I have tried a couple times with no luck but tonight at almost 11pm they still had some and now I am getting one :)

We are in the midst of potty training my granddaughter so this is very timely.
Pampers potty training kit

Then sings my soul Saturday and a few contests.

I love christian music and I found a new blog that honors that love. You can browse all the links from those participating and find a lot of new songs. I love doing that because it brings me songs I wouldn't have come across on my own and also because it shows a united group of people proclaiming their faith. I thought I would join and here is my song for the week. I loved Touched by an Angel. This song is a clip from one episode. It makes me cry but I do so love the song and the power behind the song.

Here are some contests I entered today.

Win a 26 pack of DVDs Once you enter it takes you to another page with a lot more contests on it. The further down the list the sooner the end date so if its going to take you a while to enter them all, I suggest you start at the bottom. These are all daily entry contests.

Book Reporter Valentine's Day Ends 2/5/10. Win a basket full of books and assorted Valentine goodies. I love books and read way to much to buy all that I love. I shop a lot of secondhand stores for books but winning is even better.

OK magazine Nintendo prize pack ends February 8, 2010. Win a DS, a game for the ds and a game for a Wii. On that note I so want a Wii. The kids would love it and so would I. I enter all contests that have one as a prize.

All You monthly giveaway This is one of my favorite magazines and the best out there for coupons. I posted an awesome order deal a few months back and I still am getting them in the mail.

a few samples from around the Internet

I woke up too hot so got online for a while until the house cools down. Here's some things I found while surfing around.

Since I now have a puppy I am more interested in pet care samples. Here is one that I hope my dog will like.
Rachael Ray You have a choice of downloading a coupon for $3.50 off a 6lb bag or being mailed a sample. I choose the being mailed. Thee is also a little button to check to be on the list for coupons and such.

Here is a sample for Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine from Harper's Bazaar. Be very careful and make sure you click the no purchase necessary and then fill out the form or you will be billed for a subscription. I have actually used this and its very good. My boyfriend always comments on how much he loves my hair when I use this but he doesn't know what causes my hair to be so shiny :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

a new mattress set

I am entering contests at Bizzie Mommy to win a new mattress set and also at From Dates to Diapers

Here is why I need a new mattress set. The mattress I currently sleep on causes me to wake up every single day with a back ache. I have arthritis throughout my body and don't sleep well so waking up in pain just makes it worse. No matter where you lay its uncomfortable. Plus lets not forget that my dog chewed a bingo daubber in half all over the bed and ruined every blanket I owned and there is a pink dot right in the middle of the mattress. So please let me win :)

some samples and a funny commercial

I signed up for this early this morning but didn't have time to post it. Cream of Wheat Sample I will be honest and admit the flavor I picked was the chocolate lagoon, SpongeBob sample. It was the best flavor on the list.

If you haven't ever signed up with Betty Crocker you can get a coupon book worth $10. I have been a longtime member. Looks like they would reward us older members.

This is one of those first thing in the morning freebies. Nursery Water has 100 bags each day to give away while supplies last.

My oldest is scared to death of clowns so this would freak her out to watch.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A few goodies

There is a new place to sign up for research opportunities. Tide. Most places that have you complete surveys and all, will normally send you coupons and/or samples. Its worth a try.

Here is another one from Poptarts Who doesn't love Poptarts?

Here's what could be a pretty nice freebie. A Vancouver 2010 Journal for the Olympic games. Journal enter code JOURNAL2010. They say that the first of Feb they will send a link with shipping details and I guess that will be where you put in your address and all.

Monday, January 18, 2010

blog contests

One of my favorite things to do is browse other blogs and read how much more interesting everyone else is :). I often enter giveaways on those blogs also. I have won a few things and I like to leave comments to other bloggers just so they know someone reads their blog.
Here is a contest I really want to win.
I have been wanting to change how my blog looks and have it more personalized and this would be so awesome. Here are the rules for the contest.
What you can win:

* A custom blog theme/template for selfhosted Wordpress or Blogger (no, sorry, it’s not possible).
* With up to 15 credits in istockphoto images for the design (if you want more images, you’ll have to purchase them).
* And up to 3 revisions of the blog sketch!
* You will also get a 125 x 125 px banner for it!

Important Guidelines

* The design will include fonts that are free for commercial use (but you can choose to buy yourself a professional one, there’s some really cheap ones).
* The theme/template will include a credit link in the footer.
* The prize does not include plugin customization, or anything like that outside the theme itself. Uploading content to the blog is your responsability.
* If you have images you want included in the design, you must own them, or have a license for them. Using images right out of Google or other places won’t be possible.

How to enter?

(you have to complete all of the following -except the 4 that is optional-)

1. Subscribe to the Blog via RSS or email!
2. Post about this contest on your blog using the banner below, and LINKING to this post with the guidelines.
3. Come back here and leave me comment with a link to your post, and tell me what is/was your New Year’s resolution for 2010!!
4. If you use Twitter, retweet about this Contest in Twitter to get twice the chances (and remember to leave me your twitter username in the comment)!!
5. Only 1 comment per person, so make sure you put all the info in your comment. I will delete the extra comments and asign you all numbers for the shuffle once it closes

Deadline to enter:

January 20th, 2010 (specially extended because of the holidays). At midnight of the 20th, at GMT+1 (norwegian midnight) I will close the comments on this post.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

just a few offers

I found out while I was gone that Rite Aid started a new program called Rite Aid Video Values Its from Ad Perk. You watch videos and get to print coupons. There is a 20 second video to watch to print a $2 coupon on Bayer Aspirin and its on sale this week for $1.99 so that makes it free.

Also since I love getting magazines here is a little deal for 3 issues of Family Circle and they won't send a bill for you to order more.

a new company that claims to send full size samples to try. I have just signed up but I know of other companies that I have joined and gotten a lot of nice freebies from so I am always willing to try more.


My boyfriend and I really liked the last 3d movie we saw so we wanted to see more of them. Everyone talked about how awesome Avator was so we decided to go last night. I thought it was an ok movie but not work $11 each to see. The 3D graphics weren't as good as in the last movie. I was offended at their choice of cuss words. To me GD is the most offensive there is and it was used a number of times. I also didn't like the pagan theme running throughout the plot. All in all it wasn't that great and I could have done without seeing it. There are 2 3D movies coming out in March and I am going to research it a little more before we choose our next one. One of them is called How to train your dragon (?) and the other is Alice in Wonderland. I do love Johnny Depp but just from the previews I didnt think it was going to be that great so we shall see.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Finally back online

I finally got my Internet reconnected today. My supervisor gave me some money just for that purpose or I would have had to wait longer. I am so grateful. I plan to redo the blog and get a new design but I have to catch up on my emails first. I have about 30000 that I need to download.
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