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Sunday, May 30, 2010

snackTaxi Review

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I am SO excited to do a review on these products!  I fully support the cause and function of the snackTaxi!!  They are eco-friendly, adorable, and practical!!

I found that these items are very easy to use.  At first I was hesitant about using them for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because of the contents but they stood up great!  Yes, jelly did leak out of the sandwich and get onto the snackTaxi, but it was easily cleaned off!  I simply wiped it down with a wet paper towel and stuck it in the washer. This probably was not even necessary but I am a little OCD (Yes, I'm one of those people who rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher). 

The Sandwich size bag was perfect for a sandwich and the snack size was perfect for the chips on the side (a healthier option such as carrots would work perfectly as well).  Because of it's great lining, you don't have to worry about the water on the fruits or vegetables soaking through the cloth either! 

According to their company:
  • Each Reusable bag you use keeps as many as 1000 plastic bags out of the waste stream! (It is amazing how much of a difference one bag and just one person can make!!)
  • snackTAXIs are machine washable (This is great for anyone that is busy)
  • Our materials are free of lead and phthalates (This makes it safe to put your sandwich in) 
  • The US alone adds 20 million plastic baggies to landfills every single day.   (Can you imagine this!!!  20 MILLION plastic baggies!!!  I plead that the next time you use a plastic baggie that you choose to purchase a snackTAXI or use a resuable container of some sort to prevent the addition of all of these plastic baggies)
Another thing that I love about this company is that their products are made right here in the United States in Massachusetts. I love supporting companies that have not moved their manufacturing to other countries for so many reasons.  First off, I trust the product more because of the regulations that the U.S. has on production.  Second, because these are jobs that we are keeping in America! 

Another neat feature of the company is that they are happy to offer fund raising opportunities to schools and other organizations.  You can contact them in reference to your next school fund raising project HERE.
  
You can buy your own snackTaxi HERE on their website.  They also have a lot more information about their company there as well.

*This product was given to me free of charge.  Every opinion stated is my own, honest opinion on the product.*

Mailbox Monday





Welcome to Mailbox Mondays!! A blog hop to boost your subscriber count!

Hosted by Simply Stacie, This Mama Loves Her Bargains and A little of this A little of that... (put our links in there)
Here's how to join in the fun:

**Add your blog link to the linky

**Subscribe by email to the three hostesses. They will return the favour.

**Visit the other blogs on the list and subscribe by email to the ones that interest you. Leave them a comment with your blog link so they know you are subscribing from Mailbox Monday. Don't forget to confirm your subscription!

**Everyone is welcome to participate. Each week a new linky will be generated so make sure you stop by on Monday's to add your blog.

**Your blog *must* have a place for people to e-mail subscribe. We will be subscribing to everyone's blog who participates. If there isn't an e-mail subscribe option, your link will be removed from the linky.

This week I received:
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  • South Beach Living S'mores Bar and $1/1 coupon - Absolutely delicious!! 
  • Dove Deodorant

AND
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  • Fusion ProGlide Razor and coupons
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Silly Mama Quilts $20 Gift Card Winner

The winner is...



Julie said...# 3 follow your blog



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Congrats Julie!  I have e-mailed you and you have 48 hours to respond. 

Thanks for everyone who entered!!!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Giveaway Ends TONIGHT!!

Only a few more hours to enter into my Silly Mama Quilts $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!

Go HERE to enter!!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

French Toast $15,000 Giveaway

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French Toast, a provider of school uniforms (check them out!) is giving away $15,000!!!  The winner will receive $10,000 in cash and their school will receive $5,000 in vouchers from French Toast.  


The contest is called,  “Show Us The Real ‘U’ In Uniform" and it is designed to provide a forum for students to express their individuality while wearing uniforms.  


Contest Description:
"French Toast is looking for the best example of “U” in your uniform. Do “U” play a musical instrument? Do “U” do sports or participate in extracurricular activities? Do “U” feed the homeless or help the underprivileged? Whatever it is “U” do and are proud of in your school uniform, we’d love to know!

Send us your photos or upload a cool video - it’s your call! Simply fill in the form with a brief explanation and upload your video or images. It’s that easy!
Ten finalists will be chosen on or around November 1, 2010 and their entries will be posted on the website for public voting! The winners will be announced on or around November 30, 2010.

All contest entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET September 15, 2010."
That's all you have to do!!   Fill out a form, submit a photo or video, and you are entered to win $15,000!!!  Think about all the 'following' and 'liking' you do daily for giveaways where you might win free a free book...Just think about how little of an effort this is to win $15,000!

Good Luck!!
Monday, May 24, 2010

Walgreens Trip 5/24 (And CVS)

This week as far as shopping goes was not so good.  I forgot to use my $5 RR yesterday because I was wrapped up with all of the Graduation celebrations.

I went today to CVS and Walgreens, a day later than I usually do.
CVS 
4 SoBe (BOGO)
1 bag of pasta
Apparently my CVS no longer accepts the BOGO coupons when they have a BOGO promotion going on.  I thought only Walgreens was like this.  I was able to use one coupon though.  I was disappointed with the BOGO new policy.  This all happened after I found out that there were NO Gillette body washes remaining


Walgreens
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1 Goody Headband $3.99 (Received $3.99 RR)
1 Complete Contact Solution $7.99 Used $2 Manufacturer Coupon (Received $8 RR)
1 Butterfinger Candy $.49 with in store ad
Spent: $9 RR and $.51 Out of Pocket
Sorry I already opened the Goody Headband because I was really excited.
Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mail Check 5/22

This is what I received

Kraft Summer Package
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Yoplait Spa Package from Bargain Fun Giveaway- This also came with 2 free Greek Yogurt coupons
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John Frieda Hair products
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Local Boy Bakery Prize Package from Mama's Goin Crazy Giveaway- These  are delicious!
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Kotex Sample Pack, Eucerin Lotion from Wal-Mart Samples, and Giveaway I won on Frost Me from Good Gravy! (They are so adorable!  My niece saw them and HAD to have one of the ladybug cupcake toppers because she loved it so much.)
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Blog Is Carbon Neutral!



I saw a button on the sidebar of a blog I was reading and looked into this.  I had no idea that there was such a large impact!   Join this cause and make your blog Carbon Neutral!

This information is from the Carbon Neutral website.  
How much carbon dioxide does your blog create?
According to a study by Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD, physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit. Assuming an average blog gets 15,000 visits a month, it has yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 3,6kg (8lb.). This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems.
Does your blog have more than 15,000 visitors a month? Just e-mail us at CO2-neutral@kaufda.de. We make sure we neutralise your blog too.
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One tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog
The atmosphere can be relieved by an average of 5kg (11lb.) carbon dioxide every year by planting one tree. An average blog causes 3.6kg (8lb.) of carbon dioxide emissions. Consequently, a tree neutralizes the carbon dioxide emissions of a blog. Since a tree lives for an average of 50 years, carbon dioxide emissions of your blog can be completely neutralised for this time period.



Walgreens and CVS Deals 5/16

Walgreen's
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Purchase 1:
2 Old Spice Body Wash
2 Stride Gum
1 Reese's Peanut Butter
1 Gelatin
Original: $12.06
After Coupon: $4.62
RR Used: $3.00
Total Out of Pocket: $1.62


Purchase 2:
2 Old Spice Body Wash



2 Stride Gum
1 Gelatin

Original: $11.17
After Coupon: $4.68
RR Used: $3.00
Total Out of Pocket: $1.68
% Saved For Both Transactions: 85.85%


CVS
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1 Razor Case
2 Essential Beauty Body Cream
2 Make-up bags
1 Aussie Shampoo
1 Aussie Styling Product
1 Blade 5 Razor
Original: $43.11
Sale Price: $19.05
After Coupon: $10.37
ECB Used: $10
Total Out of Pocket: $.37
% Saved: 99.14%


New Blog Design

Check out my new blog design! I absolutely love it!  It represents ME so much more than the plain blogger template I originally had.
All of this wonderful design was created by Tatum over at Tatum's Family Reviews!  She is such an awesome person!  She has helped me out so much with the blogging experience and I am so privileged to find a friend in here!
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Go check out the TONS of giveaways Tatum has on her blog right now!
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Wilton Purse Pan Review And Giveaway

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Seventh Generation Disinfecting Kit

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Joey Junior Foldable Purse Hanger

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Misikko Hana Professional Flat Iron 1" 

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Original Sprouts Review

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Easy Lunch Box Giveaway

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Pillow Pets Giveaway

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Cover Your Hair Giveaway

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Uneaks Customizable Footwear for Kids

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Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation Giveaway

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Nurture My Body Giveaway

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Pantene Review and $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card 

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Crazy Dog T-Shirts

Mail Check 5/15

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Items that I received in the mail this week are here:
  • Travel humidifier by Air-O-Swiss that I won on At The Fence.
  • Free Neti Pot by becoming a Facebook fan
  • 2 Free Dr. Scholl's inserts
  • A Free 4 pack of Yoplait Plus
Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sunshine Blog Award

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Today I received the Sunshine Award given to me by Mommy's Memorandum.   

Nominate 12 other bloggers.

List the award in either a post or on your sidebar.

Link your nominees within your post.

Let the nominees know you have passed this on to them by commenting on their blog.

The 12 Bloggers I would like nominate for this award are: 
Jennifer @ Mommy 2 Monkeys
Rita @ One 2 Try
Aubrie @ The Buzz 4 Moms

Pass On The Blog Awards to other Worthy Bloggers!!!

Sunday Coupon Preview 5/16/10

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There will me two inerts in this Sunday's paper: Smart Source and Red Plum. 


Smart Source
Air Wick Aqua Mists BOGO up to $3.29 value (6/27)
Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-Motion Starter Kit Save $4.00/1 (6/27)
Air Wick Scented Oil 1 Twin Refill Pack or 2 Single Refill Packs Save $1.00/1 (6/27)
Air Wick Warmer Unit FREE wyb any Air Wick Scented Oil Refill Save up to $2.19 (6/27)
Bob Evans Refrigerated Side Dishes Save $.50/2 (7/18)
I've never tried these but I think that with doubling coupons at Kroger it could make a good deal.  
Chiquita Bites Singles, 3 any size OR any 1 10oz+ Save $1.00/1 (7/11) DND5
Command Picture Hanging Product Save $1.00/1 (6/30)
There was a deal with these last year where Target had a coupon on top of this to make it close to free.  Hopefully it will happen again!
Digiorno Deep Dish Pizza Save $1.00/1 (6/30)
Digiorno Flatbread Melts or Small Pizzas including traditional and thin crust Save $1.00/2 (6/30)
Frito-Lay Variety Pack, 20 or 22 ct Save $1.00/1 (6/30)
Great for lunches, but we have been trying to stay away from these.  We now buy large bags and then put them in reusable containers to save money and the environment!!
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate 6pk AND Honey Maid Grahams, 14oz+ AND Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, 10oz+ Save $1.00 off wyb ALL 3 (6/30)
I heart smores!!
Jack Daniels Barbecue Sauce Save $.55/1 (7/31)
Jack Daniels Barbecue Sauce, 28 or 40oz Save $.75/1 (7/31)
Jack Daniels EZ Marinader products or Barbecue Sauce Save $1.00/2 (7/31)
Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer, excludes 2fl.oz body moisturizer Save $2.00/1 (7/18)
I've tried this before and it really does work!  Make sure to not let it stay on your hands for too long (wash right after applying) and make sure to go light on your toes and knees.  Anywhere there is a crease it tends to build up and make it darker.  Just some advice!
Kemps IttiBitz Ice Cream, 5fl.oz/2.9oz Save $1.00/4 (6/30)
King of Shaves product Save $2.00/1 (6/30)
Kotex Liners or Security Tampons Save $1.50/2 (6/27)
Kotex Pads Save $2.00/2 (6/27)
Kraft 100 Calorie Pack Cheese Bites Save $1.00/1 (6/13)
Lance Sandwich Crackers or Cookies, 8ct+ Save $1.00/2 (8/31)
Land O Lakes Deli Cheese products Packages Save $1.00/2 (7/31) DND5
Land O Lakes Deli Cheese products, 1lb+ Save $1.00/1 (7/31) DND5
Land O Lakes Eggs Save $.50/1 (7/2) DND5
Lloyd’s Ribs or Tub Save $.75/1 (7/12)
Marcal Small Steps Towel, Bath Tissue or Facial Tissue Single Roll FREE or $1.00 Marcal Small Steps Towel, napkin, Bath Tissue or Facial Tissue Save $1.00 (6/12)
Marzetti Salad Dresssing in produce section Save $.50/1 (8/31)
Maxwell House Coffee, 10.5oz+ Save $1.00/1 (7/31)
Mrs Dash Seasoning Blends Save $1.00/2 (6/30)
Mrs Dash, save on beef Save $1.00 off wyb both (6/30)
Nabisco Crackers Save $1.00/2 (7/25) DND5
Off! Clip-On Mosquito Repellent Refill Save $1.00/1 (6/26)
Off! Clip-On Mosquito Repellent Starter Save $2.00/1 (6/26)
Off! Personal Insect Repellent Save $.55/1 (6/19)
Olay Definity Facial Moisturizer Save $3.00/1 (6/30)
Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser Save $1.00/1 (6/30)
Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer Save $3.00/1 (6/30)
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations Sandwiches or Cracker Combinations Save $1.00/1 (7/11)
Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs Save $1.00/2 (7/11)
Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats Save $1.00/2 (7/11)
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries Save $.55/2 (8/7)
Pledge Muli Surface product Save $1.00/1 (7/11)
Poise LIners Save $1.00/1 (6/27)
Poise Pads Save $1.00/1 (6/27)
Post Cereals Save $1.00/2 (6/27)
Post Kids Cereals Save $1.00/2 (6/27)
Purina Dog Snacks Save $1.50/2 (8/15)
Purina Dog Snacks Save $4.00/4 (8/15)
Purina Friskies Cat Treats or Whisker lickins Cat Treats Save $1.50/2 (8/15)
REynolds Wrap Foil, excludes 20,25,30 sq.ft Save $1.00/1 (6/30)
Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Aluminum Foil Save $1.00/1 (6/30)
Scotch Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser Save $2.00/1 (7/31)
Scotch Packaging Tape Save $.50/1 (7/31)
Slim Jim Meat Sticks, 16ct canister Save $.75/1 (7/16)
Stella D’oro Baked Goods Save $1.00/2 (6/30)
Stride Shift gum FREE wyb any Stride Gum Save up to $1.49 value (10/31)
Texas Toast Croutons Save $.50/1 (8/31)
Texas Toast Tortilla Strips Save $.50/1 (8/31)
Tyson frozen Grilled & REady Chicken or Beef product Save $.55/1 (8/16)
Tyson refrigerated Grilled & Ready Chicken or Beef product Save $.55/1 (8/16)
Valio Real Goodness Lactose-Free Milk, 32oz/quart Save $.50/1 (8/15)
Valio Real Goodness Lactose-Free Milk, 64oz/half-gallon Save $1.00/1 (8/15)
Wacky Mac, any size Save $.50/1 (12/31/10) DND5
Weight Watchers 6oz Yogurt Cup Save BoGO (6/30)
Yoplait Delights Yogurt Mulitpack Save $.50/1 (7/10)
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks Save $.50/1 (7/10)
Yoplait Yogurt Cups, includes: original, light, thick & creamy, whips, or original or light smoothie Save $.40/6 (7/10)
Yoplait Yogurt Cups, includes: original, light, thick & creamy, whips, or original or light smoothie Save $.50/8 (7/10)
Zantac 75 8ct+ Save $2.00/1 (8/31)
Zantac, 8ct+ Save $1.00/1 (8/31)
Ziploc Brand Bags Save $1.00/2 (7/1)
Ziploc Brand Bags Save $.40/1 (7/10)
Ziploc Brand Container Save $.55/1 (7/10)
Ziploc Brand Containers Save $1.50/2 (7/10)
Zone Perfect Single Bar or Multi-pack Save $.55/1 (7/31)



Red Plum
3 Muskeeters Brand Truffle Crisp, Mint or Original Save $0.25/1 This is going to be a really good coupon for stores that triple up to $.39
All Liquid Laundry Detergent 28 load or larger Save $1.00/1
All Oxi Liquid Laundry Detergent 28 load or larger Save $2.00/1
Aunt Millie’s Bread Save $0.55/1
Aunt Millie’s Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns Save $0.55/1
Aunt Millie’s Slimwiches Save $0.55/1
Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner Aussie Styling product B1G1
Aveeno Sun Care products Save $1.50/1 ETS 
Band-Aid Dryfit Save $0.50/1
Bar-S 16oz Franks or Bologna Save $1.00/2
Benedryl Topical Save $1.00/1
Bengay Save $2.00/1
Bestlife Buttery Spread or Buttery Spray Save $1.00/1
Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops Save $2.00/1
Blink-N-Clean lens Drops or Blink Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops Save $1.00/1
Centrum Save $1.00/1
Centrum 200ct or larger box or Centrum Kids 150 ct or larger bottle Save $2.00/1
Centrum Kids Save $1.00/1
Citrucel Bulk Fiber Therapy Save $3.00/1
Complete Multi-Purpose Solution w/ Free lens case inside – 12oz or larger Save $2.00/1
Contac, Sominex, Nytol, Feosol, Debrox or Massengil Save $2.00/1
Contessa MicroSteam or on the Stove Meals Save $1.00/1
Dial Body Washes Save $1.00/2
Dial for Men Body Wash Save $1.00/1
This looks like it would be a good coupon for ECB or RR. 
Dovebar Miniature Ice Cream or Dovebar 3-Pack Ice Cream Save $1.00/2
Ecotrin Aspirin Therapy Save $2.00/1
Gaviscon Antacid Save $2.00/1
Gillette Antiperspirant/Deodorant Up to $4.99 B1G1
Gillette Clinical Antiperspirant/Deodorant Save $3.00/1
Gillette Odor Shield Antiperspirant/Deodorant Save $2.00/1
Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler products Save $1.00/1
Can use for free shampoo this Sunday at CVS.  
Hillshire Farm Smokes Sausage Save $1.00/2
Jerky Treats Dog Snacks 6oz or 10 oz pkgs Save $1.00/1
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Product Save $0.75/1
L’Oreal Cleanser Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Haircolor Save $3.00/1
L’Oreal Moisturizer Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Sublime Save $1.00/1
Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 1L or larger Save $0.50/1
Listerine Pocketpacks 24 ct or larger, Listerine Pocketmist, Plax Rinse or Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste Save $0.50/1
Listerine Smart Rinse Anticavity mouthwash or Listerine Agent Cool Blue Tinting Rinse 500 ml or Reach Kids Toothbrush Save $1.00/1
Listerine Whitening Rinse 16 oz or larger Save $1.00/1
Meaty Bone, Chew-lotta or Denta-Delicious Dog Treats Save $2.00/2
Neosporin Save $0.50/1
OsCal Calcium Supplement Save $3.00/1
Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless Chicken Save $1.00/1
Phazyme Anti-Gas Save $2.00/1 ETS
Pup-Peroni dog snacks – 4.8 oz or larger Save $1.00/1
Purell Save $1.00/1
I wonder if this is for any size?
Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations Can Dog Food Up to $1.19 B1G1
Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations Dry Dinners Save $3.00/1
Reach Dental Floss, Reach Access Flosser or Reach Toothbrush or Value pack Save $1.00/1
I am going to have SO much floss to donate the next time Couponing for Community comes around!!  
Reach Total Care+ Massage or Reach Total Care Multi-action Toothbrush – B1G1
Rembrandt 2 Hour Kit or any Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste Save $2.00/1
Renuzit Crystal Elements Save $3.00/1
Restoring Listerine Anticavity Mouthwash or Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash 1L or larger Save $1.00/1
Scotties facial tissues 1 Multi or 3 Single Packs Save $0.50/1
Smuckers Toppings Save $1.00/2
Snausages or Snaw Somes dog snacks 9.75oz or larger Save $2.00/2
Surf Laundry Detergent Save $2.00/1
Tagemet Heartburn Relief – Excludes 6 count Save $2.00/1
Uncle Ben’s Plain White or Brown Rice Save $1.00/2
Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Save $1.00/1
This will make for some cheap rice!!
Vivarin Alertness Aid Save $2.00/1



For a Full List of Coupons every week, go HERE to Sunday Coupon Preview.  
Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Friday Follow!!

Friday Follow
Happy Friday Follow!  It is hosted every Friday by hosted by One 2 Try and Midday Escapades!  Visit one of their blogs, link up, AND  Start following!  

I look forward to seeing all the new followers!!  As a person who started their blog last month, it is SO exciting to see my numbers increase.  

While y'all are here following my blog check out my giveaway for a $20 Gift Card to Silly Mama Quilts HERE.  
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My FIRST Blog Award!!

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That sweetheart, Tricia, over at Lemons to Lemonade gave me my FIRST Blog Award!!!  Thank you so much for the "Sweet Blog" award!  She has a great blog with a lot of great recipes!!  


So now for the rules:



Give this award to 10 sweet and friendly bloggers.

Make a post about the award including the picture and mention the person who gave it to you.

Put the award on your blog.

Let your nominated 10 know you've awarded them by leaving a comment.


Now for the exciting part!!  Here are 10 terrific bloggers, who's blogs I love to read!

Aubrie at The Buzz 4 Moms
Lori at At The Fence
Traci at Traci 66

All of these blogs have something special about them that I like!  I enjoy reading all of them and that's why they deserve this "SWEET BLOG" AWARD!!  :-)

Thanks again Tricia!  I really appreciate it!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Social Parade- Google Friend Connect Week

Smart and Trendy Moms


This week is Google Friend Connect Round Up!!
To participate
  • Follow the blog in the first spot via Google Friend Connect. I will follow all on the linky! All blogs participating must post about Social Parade and link that entry to the linky:)
  • Link-up your blog post for "It's a Social Parade" that you made on your blog.
  • Follow as many as you like commenting on their POST as you do so they can follow back! 

Can't wait to "meet" all of y'all!!
Monday, May 10, 2010

CVS and Walgreens Trips 5/9

CVS
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Purchase 1: 
Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant $2.99 (2)
Pay:  $2.98 
Receive: $4 ECB 

Stayfree 24 count $3.97
Use: $2/1 
Pay: $1.97
Receive: $2 ECB

Kotex $4.99
Use: $1/1 Kotex Coupon ( )
Pay: $2.99
Receive: $4.99 ECB

Bayer Contour Diabetes Monitor $19.99
Use: $10/1 (RP 4/25)
Pay: $9.99
Receive: $15 ECB

Final: $17.93
Use: $12.99 ECB
Pay: $4.14 Out of Pocket
Receive: $25.99 ECB

Purchase 2:
Kotex $4.99
Use: $1/1 Kotex Coupon ( )
Pay: $2.99
Receive: $4.99 ECB

Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant $2.99 (2)
Pay:  $2.98 
Receive: $4 ECB 

Final: $5.97
Use: $4.50 ECB
Pay: $1.61 Out of Pocket
Receive: $8.99 ECB

I meant to put the Stayfree product onto the 2nd purchase but I forgot so we had to spend more out of pocket on the first purchase and we have $4.50 left if ECB that must be spent by Tuesday on the 2nd card.  Big mess up but oh well!  Still happy with the transactions!

I went back to use the $4.50 in RR and this is what I got:

Hydro 5 Razor $8.99
Use: $5/1 Coupon (SS 5/9)
Pay: $3.99
Receive: $3.99 ECB

Austin PB Crackers $1

Crest ProHealth $3.50
Pay: $3.50
Receive: $3.50
(Could have used  $.75 coupon but didn't bring it)


Final: $8.50
Use: $8.50 ECB
Pay: $0 Out of Pocket
Receive: $7.50 ECB

Each one of these purchases were on separate cards.  My boyfriend has one card and I have another.  We are registered under different households where no one else in that household has a card so we are able to do this.  CVS policy does not allow there to be more than one card per household. 

Total CVS
Out of Pocket: $5.75
Used ECB: $25.99
Received ECB: $42.48 



Walgreens
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Purchase 1: 
Schick Hydro Razor $7.99
Use: $5/1 Schick Hydro Razor Coupon (SS 5/9/10)
Pay: $2.99
Receive: $5 RR

EOS Shave Cream $2.99
Pay: $2.99
Receive: $2.99 RR

Final: $5.98
Used: $5 RR
Payed $1.06 Out of Pocket
Received: $8 RR

Purchase 2:
Schick Hydro Razor $7.99
Use: $5/1 Schick Hydro Razor Coupon (SS 5/9/10)
Pay: $2.99
Receive: $5 RR

Mountain Dew 4/$12
Pay: $12
Receive: $3 RR

Hallmark Mother's Day Card $4.49 (Boyfriend waited until the day of to buy his Mother's Day card!)

Final: $19.48
Used: $8 RR
Payed: $12.37 Out of Pocket
Received: $8 RR

I went back to Walgreen's later that day for the SoftScrub Promotion.
Soft Scrub $3.99 BOGO
BOGO Coupon
=FREE


Nestle Cookies $3.79 (Wanted to make them for my boyfriend's mom for Mother's Day)

Chester Fries $2
 


EOS Shave Cream $2.99
Pay: $2.99
Receive: $2.99 RR




Final: $8.78
Use: $5 RR
Pay: $3.78 Out of Pocket
Receive: $3 RR


TOTAL Walgreens
Out of Pocket: $17.21
Used RR: $18
Received RR: $19 
Sunday, May 9, 2010

Silly Mama Quilts $20 GC Giveaway!!!

I received a Table Runner from Silly Mama Quilts as a giveaway from another blog.  Honestly, I was really excited when I won the Table Runner and happy with the product that I picked out on her website, but none of those pictures did justice to the actual product!  I was so excited when I took the Table Runner out of the package because I was so much happier with the product when I saw it in person!  It is truly a product of great quality!  I was so IMPRESSED with the quality of her work that I had to e-mail her to thank her for such an awesome product.


Her products are handmade and of superb quality.  She even says on her store's site, "Shop with confidence - each item listed in my shop is an item I would be proud to give to my closest friend!"  After seeing one of her piece's, I can say that I would be proud to give this as a gift to any of my closest friends or have it in my own home which I now do!  


She makes gorgeous quilts:
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And Clutches:
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Here are some pictures of the Table Runner that I have from Silly Mama Quilts
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And here is a picture that shows some of the intricate details that are involved in it.
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She also makes other items such as Table Runners and Cup Wraps!


Silly Mama Quilts is offering one of my readers a $20 gift certificate to be spent in her shop!


To enter to win this $20 Gift Certificate do the following!
Mandatory Entry:
Go to Silly Mama Quilts and tell me which item you would spend the $20 gift certificate on.
Extra Entries:
1. Follow my blog [Right Side Bar](3 entries)
2. Subscribe via e-mail to my blog [Right Side Bar] (3 entries)
3. Follow Silly Mama Quilts blog (3 entries)
4.  Follow me on Twitter @FrugalScience (1 entry)
5. Follow Silly Mama Quilts on Twitter @scrapquiltqueen. (1 entry)
6. Buy something from Silly Mama Quilts and let me know the name you made the purchase under (10 entries)
7. "Heart" Silly Mama Quilts Etsy Shop (2 entries)


This giveaway will end on May 26, 2010 at 11:59 pm CST.  It is only open to U.S. Residents.  The winner will be mailed a $20 Gift Certificate from Silly Mama Quilts to be used by the end of the Calendar year.  Good Luck!!


This Review is based on my honest opinion and I did not receive compensation of any form in order to give this review.  I received the product free based on my winnings hosted by another blog.
Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mail Check- 5/8

 I had  great week when it came to mail this week!  I've won a few giveaways over the past month and all the prizes seem to come in this week after waiting a long time for some of them!

This week I received:
  • A coupon for a Free package of Oscar Meyer Turkey Bacon from Kraft First Taste (Can't wait to cook that!)
  • A beautiful Table Runner that I won over on a giveaway at One 2 Try that was made by Silly Mama Quilts. (It is now sitting on our main table!)
  • Coupon for a Free One Package any flavor YoPlus OR YoPlus Light Yogurt 4-pack (This was sent to the first 50 people who signed up on the blog giveaway)
  • I received a coupon for Free YoCrunch 10 Calorie Pack or Breyers Inspirations Pack from Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife.  
  • I received a Seventh Generation Prize Pack from Anneonlife.com (The cleaning supplies I am falling in love with).  
  • I received 12 sticks of Soft Lips and a Deodorant from a giveaway on Rockin' Mama (Gave some away and kept some for myself).
As you can tell, I am a little obsessed with entering into giveaways!! I pretty much think they are the best things ever and I have started to buy products from companies that I have won something from many times.  Example: This Seventh Generation Prize Pack really taught me a lot about the different effects of cleaners and paper towels on the Earth and I will think twice! 

So, if you want free stuff too...make sure to enter into giveaways on blogs!  When I first started reading blogs I would enter into a couple and wait to see if I won and now I enter into probably over 50 a week (CRAZY...I know...it serves as a good study break), but the excitement of getting the free product is worth the time.  One blog that has a lot of giveaways going on right now is Tatum's Family Reviews

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