Thursday, December 31, 2009

FREE 50 count box of SweetLeaf Sweetener

Tell us why SweetLeaf™ has made a difference in your life in 75 words or more and we will send you a FREE 50 count box of SweetLeaf Sweetener.
We are excited to hear your stories!

While supplies last. One per household/address.
By submitting your testimonial, you authorize Wisdom Natural Brands to use it in any manner

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Sandlot games is offering another free game for you to download
You must have an account or make an account to get the free game.

This weeks free game is Super Slyder!
You go through the process of ordering it and then download it.
They will give you an activiation code so that you can play the full verison.
They will email you as well so you have the code and where to download the game incase you have trouble with you computer in the future.

to get your game to

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Free 2010 Betty Crocker® Calendar

Free 2010 Betty Crocker® Calendar
Betty Crocker's 2010 Recipes Calendar is back !!!

Fill the shipping details and signup for one of their new newsletters if existing member or a new member.


Free 2010 Betty Crocker calendar quantities are limited so please sign up quickly.
Offer available to new Betty Crocker®, Dinner Made Easy or Bisquick® email subscribers only.
Limit one sample per household. All fields required. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive this calendar.
Offer limited to the United States and expires 12/31/2009. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Facebook is now a great source to find freebies and samples.

AVEENO® NOURISH+ Free Samples is on Facebook
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Universal Studios Free Movie Screenings

Universal Studios Free Movie Screenings
Join the Universal Studios Sneak Preview Club and get the inside track on all of their new movie releases. Get free movie screening tickets when they are available in your area and much more!

Go Here to sign up.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


If you have an aerie's store around you (not american eagle) this post is for you. Every thursday Aerie's gives away free stuff. In order to get the free stuff you have to join their group, which is free. Here the link to join:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Free samples at Aveda

Happy Holidays!

Aveda is giving away free shampoo, condition and a style prep smoother samples. Go to the link below and print out the coupon.

Be sure to hurry, this is only good until 12/31/09

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tombstone Helps Pay Your Bills

GO HERE for a printable PDF for the rebate! You have to buy a lot of them….but, the rebate timeframe is thru 02/01/10. If your family likes Tombstones, it could be a way to get $$ back on a utility bill.

This is a different, but fun way to do a rebate! Be looking for Tombstones on sale and coupons to boot and it might be a lucrative deal!

thanks just frugalicious1

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Free eatbetteramerica 2010 Calendar

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Offer limited to the United States and expires 12/31/2009. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


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Monday, December 21, 2009

Free Disney's The Princess & the Frog Music Download

This was in Los Angeles Times.
The link is
and the special code is RK4F3TM

4 songs are available and include:
Down in New Orleans
Almost There
Ma Belle Evangeline
Neve Knew I Needed

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Sunday, December 20, 2009


This is an online dealie, so just click on the link down.....

Here....for the vampire goodies and whatnot....
....and scroll down to where it says "next" on each page to go to page. To copy, just hit your copy/print button on your 'puter. There are about 20 pages, most are written b/w, but there's baking tips and recipes for making adorable vamp cupcakes! My sister is going to love this!

Enjoy! Happy baking(nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a bitten by a vampire cupcake, right?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's snowing!

It's snowing here in the Tri-state area! I am extremely excited about that. It started last night and is still going strong. It snowed a couple weeks back, but I was on vacation and couldn't enjoy it. Currently in our apartment complex, we have people parked on the roads because they couldn't move their car up the hill to park. What a wonderful Saturday. In a few we will probably see a the little ones from the building going outside to enjoy the snow!

Bath and Body Works Deals

I had a coupon for one free item value of $13.00 or under with a purchase of $10 or more.
I bought 4 antibacterial foam soap. They were on sale for $3.00 each.
Total cost equaling $12.36

I found a 6 pack of wallflower refills that was on sale for 50% off. orginal price is $24.00 making it now for $12.00

I used my coupon to get the refills for free.

Total Savings of $32.00, Sweet!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Free Uddercovers

I was checking out a blog and saw this post I figured I would share with my readers. is having a great sale on their nursing covers - FREE!!!
All you pay is $8.95 for shipping :)
Enter promo code: THANKYOU to get these great covers for free.
Usually $32 plus shipping so $8.95 is a steal!

Thanks for the heads up.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Who doesn't like free music?
Smashing Pumpkins are giving away a free downloadable song of

title: a song for a son
album: teargarden by kaleidyscope
year: 2009
length: 6:02
quality: 192 kbit

To download go to:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Free 2010 Italian Food Calendar

Free 2010 Italian Food Calendar from DeLallo Authentic Italian Foods

More calenders, haha
Complete a survey and get a calendar
or and wait for ad in lower left corner to come up for free calendar

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

FREE Hot Beverage at 7-Eleven

FREE Hot Beverage at 7-Eleven
Good for one 12-oz. coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate or tea.

Excludes espresso-based products. Offer good at participating US 7-Eleven stores. Limit one coupon per customer per day. Offer not valid with any other coupon or discount. No cash value.

Print this coupon for free beverage!

Monday, December 14, 2009


To get your complimentary one-year subscription to Weight Watchers Magazine (and to find out what FREE business magazines you could receive), simply complete the following information.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Free Bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips

Free Bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips

Free bag of chips up to $3.99 value
Become a fan then fill out the form, they will mail you a coupon

Limited to first 65,000

One coupon per mailing address.
US residents

coupon will be mailed within 2-4 weeks

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Another awesome coupon that was in my pile of mail was a coupon for Kohls. It was for $10 off $10 or more. I am not sure why there were so many $10 off coupons for various companies in my mail, but I am not complaining.

I went to Kohls and I got

4- placemats that were on clearance for $2.09 each
1- 3 tier Leaf plate on clearance for $5.99

After the $10.00 off coupon
I paid out of pocket: $4.65

Friday, December 11, 2009

Victoria's Secret Deals

In my stack of mail, I also found two coupons for Victoria's Secret. The coupons were for $10.00 off $10.00 or more. One was for pink purchases only, one was for anything because my birthday is in a few weeks!

With the pink coupon I got
Pink fresh and Clean perfume which was on sale for $10.00
After the coupon it came out to $0.00

With the other coupon I got
Sexy little thing Noir perfume which was also on sale for $10.00
After the coupon it came out to $0.00

Total savings $24.00

Thursday, December 10, 2009

JcPenney Deal!

The first day back from my trip, I had a massive stack of mail to go through. Within the stack were tons of coupons. One of the coupons was a $10 off $10 or more from JcPenney. I decided to go to the mall on my Monday to see what kind of deals I could find. I found a beautiful wooden tray. The picture will come as soon as I have a minute to add it! The original price was $39.99. It was on clearance for $15.99. After the $10 off coupon and tax, my out of pocket expense was $6.35

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Free Audiobook: Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

Free Audiobook: Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov's free audiobook for December (available for free download all month long) is Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic The Brothers Karamazov (abridged).

Simply visit: Add the book to the cart, enter the coupon code DEC2009, and you'll be downloading the book in no time. It's available in MP3, M4B and WMA.

N.b. does require registration of an account in order to complete your order for the free audiobook. But it takes no time, you won't get SPAM, and they offer a free audiobook monthly.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

KEEN'S Recipe Book - FREE Download

KEEN'S Recipe Book - FREE Download
Enjoy Christmas with our great new recipe book with meal ideas perfect for all the family, including Christmas dinner, sandwiches and delicious dips.

Monday, December 7, 2009

FREE autographed picture of your favorite Disney Character

FREE autographed picture of your favorite Disney Character from Walt Disney Co. (mail in request)
You can get a free autographed glossy photo of your child's favorite Disney character (person, animal, fish, bug, car or whatever) by writing to:
Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Personalization (your child's name) is not available.
No SASE required (just the postage on your request).
Make sure to include the name of the Disney character in your request.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I am home from my trip. I went to Jordan for a week, and I had a blast! I am a little jet lagged. For those who are my friends on facebook, the pics will be posted within the next few days!

Free custom-branded T-shirt from Marlboro

Free custom-branded T-shirt from Marlboro (smokers, 21+)

Create your own custom brand. Put it on a free T-shirt. Support a cause.

Sign in or register (Must be a tobacco consumer who is at least 21 years of age)
At the top right, click on "Stand For Your Brand" under "PROMOS & OFFERS".
Then click on "Create Your Brand"
Create your logo. NOTE: You can't change your logo once you confirm and forge it.
Choose your T-shirt size, logo color and placement on the shirt.
Confirm and submit! Wait 8-12 weeks for delivery.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Free Famous Bedtime Stories

Free Famous Bedtime Stories
Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.Your going to love it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009



Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Here is another free calender offer,
this time from Oriental trading.
I got one last year, it was nice and came with tons of coupons!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Need a calender for the upcoming year?
Check Here!

There are many styles to choose from for your free calender!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

Christmas is almost here. Here is a cool idea for your cardboard TP holders.

A fun way to count down the days until Christmas. Make this advent Christmas tree using toilet tissue or paper towel rolls.

•Posterboard or Cardboard
•12 Toilet Paper Rolls
Cut each toilet paper roll in half so you have 24 circles that are about 2 inches tall. Paint each circle green.

Once the paint is dry, glue them onto the posterboard into the shape of the Christmas tree below.

Once the glue is dry, trim the posterboard around to toilet tissue rolls, into the shape of a Christmas tree. Place a small candy or other treat into each circle. Starting on December 1st, take out one piece of candy or treat per day to help you count down every day until Christmas!

This cool idea can be found here!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Download free holiday cards from Xerox

Download free holiday cards from Xerox
Tons of holiday cards to choose from
Go here!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free Skin Wonders Sample Pack by ShareYourConcept

Free Skin Wonders Sample Pack by ShareYourConcept
Receive your sample pack of our upcoming debut lineup of skin and beauty care products.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shelburne Falls Coffee

If you like coffee, then this post is for you.

Get a free sample of Shelburne Falls Coffee

To sign up, go to:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Free Veria 30-Minute Relaxation Pack

Free Veria 30-Minute Relaxation Pack
Get (and give!) a free gift of holiday renewalWhen the holidays get hectic, take a break with the Veria 30-Minute Relaxation Pack.
Each pack contains:

A luxurious self-pampering guide
A soothing spa-quality bath salt recipe
Two free samples of premium Chandra facial moisturizer
Exclusive discount of up to 50% on select Veria products

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving FREE Audiobook Giveaway

Thanksgiving FREE Audiobook Giveaway
Welcome to's Thanksgiving FREE Audiobook Giveaway! In order to ease the stress of the Thanksgiving holiday, we've assembled a list of great titles for you to enjoy free of charge. From now through Thanksgiving Day, first time listeners can choose 1 FREE audiobook on us. There is no credit card required to participate. This event ends November 26, 2009, at 11:59 PM EST.


Monday, November 23, 2009


Hello All,
I am going on Vacation for the next two weeks!! I will still have posts on a daily basis.

Take Care!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

Another sunday, another cool TP holder idea.

These Pilgrim Hats are perfect for individual servings of candy corn at your Thanksgiving table.

Cardboard paper towel tubes
Yellow & black construction paper


Cut a cardboard circle from the tube about 3" wide per hat.Cover with black construction paper.

Cut a 3 ½" circle with black construction paper.Glue to the bottom to form a base.

Cut a ½" white strip of construction paper for band of hat. Glue together.

Use yellow construction paper to create a buckle. Attach with glue.

Fill with candy corns and enjoy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Free Online Guitar Lessons

Free Online Guitar Lessons
Instant access to 5 free guitar lessons - great tips to get you started with learning guitar online.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Free Printable gift tags

Norstrom has free printable gift tags. Check out the site below to get your cool gift tags

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Free sample pack of lipton green tea

Go to:

Sign up to get your free pack!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

$10 reward at Coinstar

Coinstar is offering a deal right now. submit $40 worth of coins for a certificate and get an extra $10 worth for a certificate. There are no fees for using the coinstar. For more information visit:

Thanks for the heads up cheap by choice

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Free Pizaa on your childs birthday!

Every child under the age of 12 gets a free Personal Pan Pizza with one topping and a drink on their birthday! For Dine In only.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Michael's Deals

I went to Michael's the other day and here are the deals I found
All the halloween stuff and other fall items are between 70 to 80% off

I bought:
-2-packs of playdough for $0.20 each
-100 pack halloween rings for $0.89
-200 sticker pack for $0.59
-A nice large woven basket for $2.50
and a few other things!

Be sure to check your local Michael's today for flowers, baskets, crafts and other halloween items for next year.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

Here is a great decorative idea for your thanksgiving day dinner table. This says you need a cardboard paper towel holder, but the TP cardboard holder will work as well. This may be a little too hard for the little ones to do.

Cardboard Tube Pilgrims and Indian

Set up a whole colony of pilgrims and Indians for your Thanksgiving feast.


1 Paper towel roll cardboard tube
2 Small feathers
2 Pink miniature pom poms
1 Brown miniature pom poms
13-15 Yellow miniature pom poms
3 Red small pom poms
Acrylic paint: brown, flesh, light brown, white, black and pink
Black fine tip marker
Felt: tan, brown, gray, white, black, orange, peach, and green
Hot glue gun
White craft glue

Patterns (click on Printables)

Click here for printables


First, cut the paper towel roll into three sections, one for each character and click on printables and print out the patterns.

Pilgrim Man

Paint the top 1/3 of the cardboard tube with flesh colored paint. Use brown paint to add on hair around the back and sides of face. Leave enough room to add facial features later. Let dry before continuing.

Roll up tube in a piece of brown felt. Trim felt to the height of the roll and be sure you have enough to wrap all the way around it as well, overlapping slightly.

Cut the felt strip about 2/3 of the way up for the pilgrim's clothes, leaving the remainder for his hat. Glue the larger brown piece of felt around the tube for his clothes and the smaller section around the top for his hat. Glue seams in the back.

Cut out hat brim from brown felt and hat band from black felt using the patterns. Cut out the buckles from black and white felt according to the pattern. Glue the hand brim around the bottom of the hat and the black band above the brim. Glue the buckle (white first, then black) onto the front of the hat on the band.

Cut out the pilgrim's collar from the white felt using the pattern. Glue around the neckline on top of the brown felt.

Cut out pumpkin and stem from orange and green felt, glue to the front of the pilgrim's body. Cut out 2 hands from peach felt and glue to the front, overlapping the sides of the pumpkin.

Use the handle end of a paint brush dipped in white paint to dot on eyes. Do not add black until white is dry. Use a scruffy paint brush or a roughed up cotton swab to add cheeks using pink paint. Be sure to dab off excess pink paint before applying cheeks (dry application). Glue a miniature pink pom pom on for the nose and use fine tip black marker to add the mouth and eyebrows. Dot on blacks of the eyes.

Pilgrim Woman

Paint the top 1/3 of the cardboard tube with flesh colored paint. Use light brown paint to add on hair around the back and sides of face. Leave enough room to add facial features later. Let dry before continuing.

Roll up tube in a piece of gray felt. Trim felt to 2/3 the height of the roll and be sure you have enough to wrap all the way around it as well, overlapping slightly.

Glue the gray felt around the tube for her clothes, seam should be in the back.

Cut out the pilgrim woman's collar from the white felt using the pattern. Glue around the neckline on top of the gray felt.

Cut a piece of white felt wide enough to cover the top of the tube and hang down about 1" in the back. The shape will resemble a semi-circle, adjust and trim as needed to make her bonnet.

Cut out basket from tan felt and 2 hands from peach felt using pattern. Glue basket to the front of the pilgrim woman and glue hands on, overlapping the sides of the basket. Glue 3 small red pom poms to the top of basket for apples.

Use the handle end of a paint brush dipped in white paint to dot on eyes. Do not add black until white is dry. Use a scruffy paint brush or a roughed up cotton swab to add cheeks using pink paint. Be sure to dab off excess pink paint before applying cheeks (dry application). Glue a miniature pink pom pom on for the nose and use fine tip black marker to add the mouth, eyebrows and eyelashes. Dot on blacks of the eyes.


Paint the top 1/3 of the cardboard tube with brown paint.

Roll up tube in a piece of tan felt. Trim felt to 2/3 the height of the roll and be sure you have enough to wrap all the way around it as well, overlapping slightly. From the remainder of the felt, cut out a thin strip of tan to use as the headband, set aside for a later step.

Glue the tan felt around the tube for his clothes, seam should be in the back.

Cut a piece of black felt wide enough to cover the top of the tube and long enough to reach the bottom of both sides of the tube. Use hot glue to attach the hair to the top of the tube. Dot a bit of glue at the tops of the sides as well, but not all the way down, just to hold it in place. Cut the hair on both sides into three pieces and braid together. Hot glue the braided ends and glue to the side of the tube.

Glue two feathers to the side of the head, then wrap headband around the head, seam in the back and glue in place.

Cut out the corn husk and leaf from green felt and 2 hands from brown felt using the pattern. Glue the large green husk to the front of the Indian. Glue on two rows of miniature yellow pom poms for the corn kernels, then glue the green leaf at the bottom of the kernels, overlapping them slightly. Glue the hands on, overlapping the corn.

Use the handle end of a paint brush dipped in white paint to dot on eyes. Do not add black until white is dry. Use a scruffy paint brush or a roughed up cotton swab to add cheeks using pink paint. Be sure to dab off excess pink paint before applying cheeks (dry application). Glue a miniature brown pom pom on for the nose and use fine tip black marker to add the mouth and eyebrows. Dot on blacks of the eyes.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Get free movie tickets to George Clooney's new movie
"Up in the Air"

Go to

Up in the Air screening Wed. 12/2

Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Washington, DC

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Free Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Cookbook

Free Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Cookbook (PDF Download)
Sirius/XM is giving away PDF downloads of a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving cookbook. 56 pages, over 30 recipes.

Go to sirus dot com slash thanksgiving, or try this link offered by another member. Link to cookbook is on that page.

"Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Hotline Recipes
Many of the chefs' recipes can be found in the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Hotline Recipes Cookbook. Just click below for your copy of each delicious chapter, from desserts to, of course, turkey. "

Chapters include Soups & Starters, Sides & Salads, Turkey & Entrees, Desserts, and Wine, Liquor & Entertaining

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Have extra fabric and want to make something with it? Or do you just want a new project to do? Here is a link for how to make an adorable tote bag. Check it out!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Free scoop of ice cream on your birthday. Sign up at the birthday club on the webiste below to get your free scoop on your birthday!

Monday, November 9, 2009


My Soul to Lose
Miniseries: Soul Screamers
by Rachel Vincent

ePrice $2.99
Our Price: $0.00
You save: $2.99 (100%)
Publication date: Jul 01, 2009
On sale date: Jul 01, 2009
eISBN: 9781426838675

Note: Adobe PDF eBooks require Adobe Digital Editions to download.


It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....
An eBook exclusive prequel to Rachel Vincent's SOUL SCREAMERS series

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

This Sunday instead of giving you 1 idea I figured I would pass along a link for plenty of ideas. Do you have a child that is into pokemon? Or maybe a family member with a child that is interested in pokemon. If so, you will like this site. It has shoes you how to make all your favorite pokemon out of cardboard TP holders. Check it out!


I am happy to announce that our friend and avon Representative is offering a raffle to win free make-up. Be sure to check out her website and to enter to win free make-up.
Go to:

Also, if you are looking to purchase from avon or looking for a representative, check out her site at:

Be sure to hurry and enter, the raffle ends Saturday Nov 14

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Healthy Recipes Cookbook

Play the game and score 250 points for a free cookbook. The game is just spinning the wheel and answer questions. One per household.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Free 8x10 Portrait from Target Portrait Studios

Free 8x10 Portrait from Target Portrait Studios
No sitting fee

If you like the portriat and would like more than just the free 8×10, there are special price offers for different prints.
Coupons good until 1/10/09

Thursday, November 5, 2009

free picture postcard

Here is a totally cool site for making a free postcard. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Free Computer Training Videos

Free Computer Training Videos
Welcome! Please enjoy our free training videos and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Who can say no to free taco bell? Sign up at the sign below. Make sure you check the box that says birthday club!! On your birthday you will get a coupon for a free combo meal at Taco Bell.

Feel free to sign up for other clubs they have to offer, although I am not sure if you get anything for signing up. Please let me know if you get other rewards for signing up!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Homemade pumpkin decoration

The end of this month is Thankgiving. Here is a cool idea to do with your children. The best part is alot of these items you should have at home.

Materials Needed:

•8 Plastic grocery bags
•1 Paper towel tube
•Orange paint
•Green paint
•Glue gun
•Paint brush

Cut the paper towel tube to about 5” long. Take about 3 pieces of newspaper, lay them in a single layer, and fold them over until they're about 2” wide by the length of the paper. Glue ends to secure the folded pieces of newspaper. Make about 6 folded strips. Set aside.

Take the bags, at the center of the bottom, and pull through your fingers to make it 'flatter'. Glue each bag, from the center bottom with the handles up, next to each other all the way around the paper towel tube, about 3” from the top. This combination should resemble a pompom.

Begin gluing the strips of newspaper to the tube, starting at about 3” from the top. They should be over the glued ends of the plastic bags. Wrap the strips around the tube, gluing as you go around. When you get to the end of one newspaper strip, add another piece so they are end to end.

Now, pull each bag down by the handles, over the newspaper ‘rib’, to the bottom of the tube and then stuff the handles up into the tube. Repeat this for all of the paper bags. As you pull down more plastic bags, it gets a bit harder to stuff the handles into the tube so Donna suggests using the end of a pen to shove them in.

To finish your grocery bag pumpkin, pinch and slightly fold in the top of the tube with your fingertips. This will be the stem of your pumpkin. Paint the pumpkin (grocery bags) orange. Stain the stem with green paint that has been mixed with water to give it a more realistic look.

This idea was found here!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

It's Sunday again, here is our new Cardboard TP idea.

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Craft
This makes a good craft for a Thanksgiving party. It's fairly quick to do if you do the first four steps prior to the party. Then let the party-goers glue on their own turkeys, use stickers and sparkles to decorate, and inscribe their names.

Marilyn wrote:
"Here is a suggestion for the napkin rings. Turkey races! Have the kids put a large marble in the TP roll and then they can race their wobblers around the house. It would work great with any kind of napkin ring. We have a lot of fun with this at our house."

toilet paper roll,


piece of paper,


glue, and

Print out the template of choice.

Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces.

Glue the rectangular piece onto the tp roll.

Cut the tp roll into 4 pieces along the dotted lines.

Trace four handprints onto coloured construction paper. Glue the turkey body into the center of each and attach to the tp roll pieces.
Alternative Decorating Ideas:

Use stickers, sparkles, sparkle glue, or felt to decorate the napkin ring further.

Use a marker to inscribe the name of the guest on each napkin ring.

Print the black and white template on construction paper. Print a second copy on white paper and mix & match the pieces.

Set your page margins to zero (FILE, PAGE SETUP on most browsers) so the templates print out fully.

Close template window after printing to return to this screen.

Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.

Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).


This idea was found here!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Still haven't figured out your halloween costume. Have no fear, I have a costume idea for you!!

ATTENTION IMPOVERISHED PERSONS! Use lifelike and terrifying CHEAPIE CREEPY masks to indulge in all
manner of demonic autumnal merriment! Instill consternation and dread in persons known and unknown to you!

It's as fun and easy as sacrificing a toddler to Satan!
Type the full name of your desired fantasy persona in the text box below.
Click the "Create Costume" button, then download your mask from the link which magically appears.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Many of us eat cereal or have people in our household who eat cereal. Here is an article I found about recycling those boxes.

Cereal boxes are a great source of cardboard for a whole range of projects, making them too valuable to just stick in the recycling bin. Here are some ideas to get your imagination going on how you can reuse your cereal boxes.

1.Gift Box
Forget about purchasing boxes and bags for packaging presents. Cereal boxes are perfect for many gifts, especially those of the flatter variety like hand-made frames or clothing.

2.A New Wallet
With a few quick cuts and folds, you can have a neat DIY wallet that will last a surprisingly long time. It might be unique, but not the oddest project we've seen!

3.Business Cards
We're always looking for ever greener business cards. For boxes that are blank on the inside (which can be a rare find these days), you can cut pieces to business card size and write, stamp or print your info. Not only is it green, but it's also frugal!

4.A Notebook
Forget expensive moleskins. Make your own cool notebooks with sturdy cereal box cardboard as your cover.

If you're a big reader, cut out strips and add a touch of scrap ribbon and beads, and you have some fun bookmarks.

6.Storage Bins
Thanks to an easy pattern from Urban Nest, you can cut and sew your way to some beautiful fabric-covered storage bins that are as fancy as what you'd find in a store, but a fraction of the cost.

7.Magazine Holders
Simply slice the top and cut diagonally from one top corner to the middle of the opposite side, and your magazines will finally stay upright on your bookshelf.

Sending an unexpected note to someone with the logo of a cereal box on one side can be a fun way to say hello. Just be sure you make it standard postcard size, since the post office can get picky.

Bonus: Don't forget that the cereal bag can be reused too. It's perfect for reusing as a piece of wax paper for cooking or craft projects.

This article was found at

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Free Mattel Toy on Halloween for Children in Costume

Free Mattel Toy on Halloween for Children in Costume
On October 31st, bring your child dressed in their Halloween costume to the New Sears Toy Shop and receive a Free Mattel Toy.

Also $5 off $20 Toy purchase coupon

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This week's birthday deal is for


Free coldstone creation of your choice on your birthday. Go to the site above for more information.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Tote Bag In 5 Diffrent Colors You chose!

We are a group of individuals determined to make the world we all share and live in a better place. One major issue with this society is not reusing plastic bags, when shopping. I understand that this is hard to get into the habit of doing, but if everyone even used 1-2 bags less, that would save us billions of plastic bags internationally. Our goal is not to convert everyone to use only plastic bags. That is simply unrealistic. Instead bring a reusable grocery bag/tote with you next time you go shopping. Use that instead of a plastic bag. If everyone uses one less plastic bag, that is ALOT of plastic bags! Come on people lets do this. Spread the Word. We are giving away (hopefully) millions of reusable grocery bags for free! These bags are completely new and never taken out of their package from the manufacturer. Available in 5 different colors for you to choose.

Fill out the form below to request a 100% Free, Reusable grocery tote. Please know that this offer is good while supplies last. If you request one, you must use it. (This is why we are doing this) Don't let it sit around.

You will also be sent a bumper sticker that says "I helped save the environment" (Valid while supplies last)

*NOTE* YOUR ORDER IS NOT YET COMPLETE! Click Here To Complete your Request. <--- Just an Ad Don't click it. You already Got your order Submitted!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

This weeks cool TP cardboard idea is pretend binoculars. This is a great project to do with the little ones.

Follow these directions and find out how to make pretend binoculars using bathroom tissue rolls.
Materials Needed:

•2 Cardboard Toilet Paper Rolls
•Small Piece of Lightweight Cardboard (From a Cereal Box, Etc.)
•School Glue
Paint both cardboard toilet paper rolls. Set them aside to dry.

Cut a piece of lightweight cardboard2" x 6". Paint it and set it aside to dry.

Once all of the paint is dry, place a line of glue down both long ends of the 2" x 6" piece of cardboard. Set the toilet paper rolls down on the glue, let the glue dry.

Technically now, your binoculars are done. If you like, you can add some embellishments to your binoculars such as beads, feathers, or sequins. Another item you can add if you like is a strap. Simply tape of glue a piece of yarn or string onto your binoculars so you can wear them around your neck.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


When I apply for free things online and I want to add a personal picture, sometimes I have trouble because the picture is too large. So I found this great site that I use to resize all my pictures online for free. This is great for making online cards, pictures to add on facebook, or even trying to send pictures online.


Friday, October 23, 2009


Free snuggie blanket

too good to be true???????????????? might wanna use your K7tel # and check voice mail? It is worth a try!

We may attempt to reach you via telephone to conduct a brief survey, discussing your thoughts on the product received. Our phone call will be placed shortly after receiving the product or sample, and should last no more than 15 minutes. Our call will be placed between 10AM and 5PM, Monday to Saturday. If we do not receive an answer from our first call, we will wait a few days and attempt a second. We will place a maximum of 3 calls, at which point we may contact you via email asking that you phone our offices. While this phone call is not mandatory, it fuels our promotions and helps us continue to offer free products and samples. It is for everyone's benefit that you take our brief survey.

Form submitted.

Congratulations! We have successfully received your form submission - You have entered this promotion!

Your free Snuggie Blanket should arrive within 6 weeks. We look forward to hearing your reviews of the Snuggie Blanket - The Blanket with Sleeves!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


In the mood to carve a pumpkin? Here is a site that offers templates for your favorite disney characters.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


2 Free Design Your Own Luggage Tags (Or Use Theirs)

Throw away those boring luggage tags and give your baggage a new look by designing your own, unique tag. You can use a photo of your family, your favorite destination, or, to make it easier, you can choose from one of the images pre-selected by KLM.

Two tags will be made with your design to ensure you can easily recognize your bags among thousands of others. Or, you can give the tags to someone else as a gift.

Images must be JPG-format. size max 2mb

Please make sure that you are using high-quality, high-resolution images (avoid low-resolution, cell phone images).

The picture you upload must meet our terms and conditions:
• Any photos that you submit must be yours (and yours only).
• You must have the rights to all content in your submitted materials.
• Nothing obscene or offensive, no nudity, no profanity, nothing violent or religious.
• Nothing that depicts or promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons, or any political agenda.

Additional Note: It took a long while to go through to the next page to take my order, so be patient.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This weeks birthday deal is:


Ben and Jerry's offers a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday. Go to the site above for more information.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Since halloween is just around the corner, I figured I would post this.

Here is an awesome site that has everything you need to prepare for halloween. It has downloadable templates and instructions on how to make all kinds of halloween decorations, costumes, and much more. Be sure to check this site to have the coolest and scariest house on the block.

Lots of really fun things to download and make:
Festive & Funky T-shirt Wreath
Peculiar Picture Frames
Ghoulish Goblets
Jack-O-Lantern Gift Bags
Spooky Story Placemats
Perfect Pumpkin Ornaments
Sinister Ceramics
Dolls of the Living Dead
Forgotten Flowers Centerpiece
Sidekick Scarecrows
Batty Photo Backdrop
Beware Bottles
Friendly Ghost and Curious Cat Pillows
Recycled Trick-or-Treat Totes
Wickedly Perfect Party Games

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

It's sunday!!! So here is our cool idea of the week. Another cool halloween or anytime idea.

Hand Print Spider Craft

You can make a variety of spiders using these directions, a toilet paper roll, and hand prints. Bugs can be hung from the ceiling on a string or piece of thread or taped to the wall to look like they are crawling.

•Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
•Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

•Toilet Tissue Roll
•Construction Paper
•Wiggle Eyes
•Pen or Pencil
•Craft Glue
•Paint Brush
Start out by stapling both ends of the toilet tissue roll closed. Paint the toilet tissue roll black or whatever color you want your bug to be as this will be the bug's body.

While the paint is drying, trace both hands onto construction paper. Cut out the hand prints, cutting off the thumbs so there will be just the four fingers. These will be the spider's legs.

Glue each hand to the back of the toilet paper roll so there are four legs on each side of the body. Curl the bug's legs under a little bit to give them a little bit of shape.

You can now glue on wiggle eyes and also use scraps of construction paper to make a mouth, teeth or fangs, and any other details you want!

This project was found here!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I am a sucker for ebooks. Here is a link to get James Patterson's Maximum Ride for free from Barnes and noble.

Also, while you are there check out other free ebooks including:
* Dracula
* Pride and Prejudice
* Little Women
* Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary

Note: you will have to update your credit card information, but you won't be charged for it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fun at the library

A fun place to take your kids is the library. A lot of libraries have a fun area for kids where there are a lot of toys. Also there are computers set up so kids can play fun, educational games for free. There are many summer activities for you and your child to join in on as well including storytime, reading contests, arts and crafts, etc. Visit your local library and ask what kinds of activities they have going on. Also check out the play room. While you are there, grab a book and read to your little one.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Free coffee from 7-Eleven every day through 10-31-2009
I didn't see this when searching for it, but I think this has been available since 10/07.

7-Eleven has a lame dating game at to "wake up to a hot Brazilian" ... coffee. At the end of the dating game, however, you get this:

Here's the text of the coupon:
Hot Beverage
Good for one 12-oz. coffee,
cappuccino, hot chocolate or tea.
Excludes espresso-based products. Offer good at participating
US 7-Eleven stores. Limit one coupon per customer per day.
Offer not valid with any other coupon or discount. No cash value.
Copies or reproduction by any means
is prohibited and shall void the coupon.

Now, I don't know how reproduction of a .PDF coupon voids anything, but there ya go. It says right on it that you can get a free one every day.

So I just went and tried it. It scanned in perfectly, and then the manager proceeded to fight with me for five minutes because it's printed. He said that he's worked there for 9 years and never had a printed coupon before. But viral marketing didn't exist 9 years ago. Anyway, he finally gave in saying, "Today only," but I think I'll fight with him tomorrow, too, because he pisses me off. I'm going to bring my laptop in and make him scan that since he won't accept a printed coupon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

free sign language courses

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE UNIVERSITY free sign language courses

ASL University link
ASL University is an online curriculum resource for American Sign Language students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children.

Feel free to use the various lessons and resources for self-study at no cost. There is no need to register or pay. These resources are free for your personal study.

If you are a teacher, you have permission to use the lessons to teach your in-person classes.
ASL University link

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


There are a ton of places that offer free items for your birthday or at least a discount on your birthday. I will spend every Tuesday for the next few weeks trying to go through the whole list freebies you can get. You can let me know of any you have tried or any that you know work/don't work.

This weeks Birthday deal is


On your birthday you get a free scoop of ice cream!

Monday, October 12, 2009

recycled Train

After deciding to figure out what uses their were for the cardboard tp holder yesterday, I figured I would search a little harder and see what else I could recycle at home. This is what I found:

Recycled Train


Tin Can

Snapple tea lids

Small cardboard box from margarine

Glue Sticks

Glue Gun*

Silver Spray Paint

*Editor\'s Note: Glue gun should be used by a responsible adult.

We used a tin can and some Snapple tea lids for the wheels. We found a cardboard box from some sticks of butter, toilet paper tube and used hot glue to fasten it together. Add a coat of silver spray paint and you are on the rails! We saved some cereal boxes and created a tunnel too.

This awesome idea as well as a picture is located here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


It has been brought to my attention that today is the last day to order your free quart size of free paint from Glidden. Details below.

Register between Oct 9 through 11th.
Send us your completed registration form along with the brand name off any paint label. Simply tear off the brand name portion of your label and attach it to your mailing, but please be sure to keep the safety information segment for your future needs. Must be postmarked by 10/16/09 and must be received no later than 11/16/09 to be eligible.

Mail these items to: Glidden Paint Test Drive, 33625 Pin Oak Parkway, Avon Lake, OH 44012-2320

Go to this website to get your free paint

Cardboard TP Ideas

This may sound a little weird. I was checking the guest bathroom to see if I need to replace the toilet paper, and I found an empty cardboard tp holder. I remember as a child recycling them for an art project. I started to think there are probably a million projects I can do with the TP holder. So every Sunday for the next few weeks I will try to post 1 new idea for the TP holder. If you have one you would like to share, please feel free to leave a comment and I will be glad to post it the following week. These ideas can work for the cardboard paper towel holders as well. They may need to be cut down to the TP holder size to work for the projects.

Now, Since Halloween is coming up, I figured this weeks idea should be related to halloween.

Halloween Suprise Tubes

Materials Needed:

•Toilet paper roll
•Halloween printed fabric
•Treats (see Suggestions below)

Cut a piece of fabric big enough to cover the toilet paper roll and have a couple of inches hanging over each end of the tube. Wrap the Halloween fabric around the toilet paper roll and glue in place. Tie (in a bow) one overhung end of the fabric with 3 - 4 different colored ribbons. Fill the fabric covered tube with trinkets, candy, and confetti. Tie the open end up with the ribbons. Place sticker on the tube.

You can put anything in these. When I made them last year for my son to hand out to his classmated for halloween, they loved them!!!

This idea was found Here!

Note: These also can work great for easter, check here!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


For all of the parents out there, this is for your.

Get a FREE Toby the Train Coloring Book

To do so go to:

Friday, October 9, 2009


Free portrait collage is 8x10 at Sears.

Limit one per family, per session. See associate for available designs. Free portrait collage not valid with any portrait package, special offers or other discounts. Valid only on current session. Excludes online orders and reorders. Void where prohibited by law. Cash value 1/20¢. Available in US only. Prices, availability and terms subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. Ask associate for details at time of session. The Sears trademark is registered and used under license from Sears Brands, LLC. See days and hours of studio operation. Offer expires October 31, 2009.
code: 10472

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Free - "My Money" Tool Kit

Free - "My Money" Tool Kit
*Quantities are limited

Please fill out the form below to get a free package of helpful publications on saving, investing, protecting and getting the most for your money. The "My Money" tool kit is also available by calling 1 (888) Mymoney. That's 1 (888) 696 – 6639, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. eastern time (except Federal holidays).

The tool kit contains the following publications:

Consumer Action Handbook – This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is hot off the press and chock-full of helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more.
Consumer Information Catalog – Listing of consumer education resources available from the Federal Citizen Information Center.
Get the Facts on Saving and Investing – Provides helpful tips and worksheets for calculating net worth, income, and expenses.
Money Smart – Learn about the FDIC’s financial education program for adults.
Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments – Advice on questions to ask before investing.
Social Security: Understanding the Benefits – Get details on retirement, disability, survivor's benefits, Medicare, SSI and more.
Your New, Higher FDIC Insurance Coverage – Up to $250,000 of your money is now protected in FDIC-insured banks

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our Frugal friend's site

One of the followers of this blog just started an avon business. Please check her out.

Also, if you like purchasing from avon, please help out our frugal friend. She is a mother of 1 daughter and pregnant with baby number two. I believe she posts all her current sales on her blog, here!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Blue's Clues Dog Costume

Since we are only a few weeks away from Halloween, I figured I would post an idea for a homemade costume for the little ones.

Blue's Clues Dog Costume

Dress up as everyone's favorite clue-sniffing hound with this blue dog costume. This craft is fun for kids to get involved with and they feel a real sense of accomplishment wearing the finished outfit.

What you'll need:
Blue's Clues Hat (see below for link)
Blue sleeper or sweat suit
Dark blue felt
Sewing machine
Blue thread
Blue gloves
How to make it:
Create the Blue's Clues hat.
Cut out several spots from the dark blue felt.
Sew each of the spots onto the blue sleeper or sweat suit.
Combine the sleeper or sweat suit with the hat and gloves to complete the costume.

This project was found at:

Monday, October 5, 2009


Workouts On Demand is doing a promotion were you can download a free workout video. You can choose between kickboxing, toning, yoga or pilates.

To download your free video:
Go to:
Promotional code: fit4u

Go through their short sign-in process and get your free download. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Invitation to Shop
Receive an invitation to shop at Sam's Club. One per household. Must be 18 or older to request a pass.
Enter your personal information here. (*) indicates a required field.
10% Surcharge applied, except in CA, TN...*YMMV*

Saturday, October 3, 2009

27 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Want to cook your favorite restaurant meal/menu item at home.

27 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Here is the table of contents from the pdf:

Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac 'N Cheese .........................................................................6
Applebee's Bourbon Steak ................................................................................................. 8
Chili's Boneless Buffalo Wings .......................................................................................... 9
KFC's Coleslaw .............................................................................................................. 11
Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza Crust ................................................................................ 12
Boston Market-Style Squash Casserole .......................................................................... 13
Wendy's Frosty............................................................................................................... 15
Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta ................................................................. 16
Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip ...................................................................................... 18
Red Robin-Style Bonzai Hamburger .............................................................................. 19
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Hash Browns ......................................................... 21
T.G.I. Friday's Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip ............................................................ 22
Panera Tomato Mozzarella Salad .................................................................................... 23
Pizza Hut Dessert Pizza .................................................................................................... 24
Chicken Fried Rice Benihana Style ................................................................................. 26
Cinnabon's Cinnamon Rolls ............................................................................................. 27
McDonald's Big Mac Sauce.............................................................................................. 29
Panda Express-Style Orange Chicken ............................................................................ 30
Ruby Tuesday Chicken Quesadilla ................................................................................. 32
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Fried Apples .......................................................... 34
Pizza Hut Thin Crust Pizza Dough ................................................................................. 35
T.G.I. Friday's Original Jack Daniel's Sauce ................................................................. 36
Subway Sweet Onion Dressing ........................................................................................ 37
The Cheesecake Factory's Santa Fe Chicken Salad ...................................................... 38
T.G.I. Friday's Sizzling Chicken and Cheese ................................................................. 40
Applebee's Broiled Salmon With Garlic Butter ............................................................. 42
Applebee's Classic Patty Melt ..........................................................................................44

Friday, October 2, 2009


I have seen a lot lunch boxes and bags that were made out of different things like capri sun and other food wrappers. I searched on line to see what out there to make such a thing and this is what I found.

A blog I follow also made one, check it out.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

scariest Halloween costume ever

Want to have the scariest Halloween costume ever, start some buzz handing out leaflets at school or around town, or just take some sweet Facebook pics and get the word out about McDonald's cruel treatment of chickens? You've come to the right place!

Every year, millions of chickens are raised and killed for McDonald's restaurants. Many of these birds suffer broken legs and wings and other serious injuries. They have their throats cut while they're still conscious, and many are even scalded to death—despite the fact that less cruel slaughter methods exist. Chickens need your help!

By filling out the form below, you'll receive a pack that includes a limited-edition "Evil Ronald" mask, stickers, petitions and leaflets to help get the word out about McCruelty at school and around town, and more!

You will have the coolest costume!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I figured since halloween is coming up, it would be cool to post how to make a coffin purse. Check out this site to see what you will need to make it and how to make it. You will have the coolest purse around ;-)


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Mrs. Fields Cookie

Free Mrs. Fields Cookie (10/1 11am-1pm)
To celebrate National Cookie Month, Mrs. Fields is giving away FREE chocolate chip cookies on October 1, 2009 from 11am to 1pm.
Find the closest location near you and go get a cookie on October 1st!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Crafts at home

Here is a link to make many cool things. There is a video that will pop up of how to make your own purse. She has tons of videos for purses, quilts and so much more. Check it out!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boston Market: Kids eat FREE every day!!

Boston Market: Kids eat FREE every day!!
Boston Market has this promotion available through October 31st! The new promotion is called, "Two Kids Eat FREE" dining program. Two children, ages 14 and younger, can receive a FREE kids meal all day, every day with only one adult purchase of just $6 or more!
*No coupon needed

You can also print a $2 off an $10 Boston Market purchase coupon here, valid through October 21st to (hopefully) make this deal EVEN better! Not sure if you can combine the two or not! Worth a try!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

FREE 25 4x6 Digital Prints Snapfish

FREE 25 4x6 Digital Prints Snapfish (Including free shipping)
credit to skipadedodah for the initial idea:

*NOTE* For new users only! but you could prolly figure out how to make yourself a new acct

go to
Cut and paste link if any issues -

-your first 25 4"x6" digital prints are free (fine print states good for NEW Customers only, and must register via link given - credits given after first time photos are uploaded)

at checkout, use coupon FREELABOR for free shipping!

the total should then be 0! i didn't even have to enter a credit card.

also, you could try fatwallet 10% cash back...though i don't know if you'll actually receive anything.

Friday, September 25, 2009


From 9/21 to 9/30, McDonald's is offering any size HOT coffee for FREE! Not sure if this offer is national, so check your local McDonald's. The coffee is Newman's Own Organic sourced and roasted by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.


Free single entree serving of sweet fire chicken when you present the coupon from the link below. No purchase neccesary and not valid with any other coupons. Only good today Sept 25. Be sure to check your local Panda express to see if they are participating.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Thursday, September 24th 5-8pm
FREE 3 oz. Make-A-Wish® Creation™ with a Donation
Donate and receive a 3 oz. sample of Jack’s Creation served out of a ready-to-love pan in a Like It™ Cup. Valid only during published date and time. While supplies last. No substitutions. Limit one per customer. An estimated 85 percent of all donations in September will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit ©2009 Cold Stone Creamery, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free Cool Posters from Cabot Cheese

Free Cool Posters from Cabot Cheese
Our website is more than just words. We're not just a one trick pony. We have posters too. Really cool posters. And cooler yet, you can get some for FREE. It's that magical word that gets everybody's attention. Just click on the thumbnails below to see which posters would be best for your school or community event.

And while these posters are free for you, they are not free for us. We have to pay for the posters themselves as well as the cost to handle and ship them to you. So, our only request is that you not be frivolous or wasteful. Here's how you can get your FREE posters.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

12 free crock-pot recipes

Here is a site that has 12 free crock-pot recipes from martha stewart.
Check it out.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Free Music K-8 CD Sampler

Free Music K-8 CD Sampler
Here's the link

This is great for teachers, or families with little ones at home. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Teachers Count Posters

Teachers Count Posters

Our “Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher” campaign, made possible by the generous support of Jones New York In The Classroom and featured in Time Inc.’s family of magazines, was so popular, that we were flooded with requests from teachers for poster version for their classrooms. With generous underwriting support from Scholastic, Inc., they available to teachers for free!

Just send us an email at with your name, address, and which posters you want and we will send them out to you, absolutely free!

We curently have the following posters available (100,000 posters of each were printed and distributed to schools nationwide):

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Try Me Free: Pepperidge Farm Cheese Crisps

Pepperidge Farm has a "try me free" coupon on the boxes. Check the blog below for more information.

Friday, September 18, 2009

JCP Picture deals

It is almost that time of year where all the kids are getting their pictures done at school. Here is a cheaper alternative for your kids. Check out JCP for current deals which include free 8 X 10 plus each addition sheet for $3.99 or free 8 X 10 plus a picture package for $7.99.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Free Smooth Infusion Glossing Straigtener From Aveda

Free Smooth Infusion Glossing Straigtener From Aveda
Bring a printout of coupon. Expires 09/30/09

* Limit 1 offer per member, per transaction. Not transferable. Offer applies to the following sizes: 1000ml, 500ml, 473ml, 250 ml, and 125 ml. Excludes travel sizes. Not valid with any other Bonus or Double Points offers. Bonus Points offer valid through August 31, 2009. At participating locations only.

** Based on 4-week clinical test of the Green Science™ Lifting Serum, Firming Face Creme and Line Minimizer.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

free coffee spoon

[] has a free coffee spoon for you.
Only one sample request per household will be accepted.
Stocks are limited, so the free sample offer is strictly while stocks last.
Samples will be dispatched within 10 days of receiving a valid sample request.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free 10×13 classic Wall Portrait at Sears Portrait Studio

Free 10×13 classic Wall Portrait at Sears Portrait Studio

Offer expires October 31, 2009.
no session fee ($14.99 value)

Additional fee for enhancements. Free 10x13, in same pose, can be combined with $9.99 portrait package. One free 10x13 per family. Valid only on current session. Excludes online orders and reorders. Void where prohibited by law. Cash value is 1/20¢. Available in US only. Prices, availability and terms subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. Ask associate for details at time of session. The Sears trademark is registered and used under license from Sears Brands, LLC. See days and hours of studio operation. Offer expires October 31, 2009.


Free Portrait PACKAGE @ Picture People
Free package [] consists of:
1 8x10
2 5x7s
8 wallets
NO sitting fee

Monday, September 14, 2009

Free Sample Quaker Oats Chewy Granola Bar

Free Sample Quaker Oats Chewy Granola Bar

Each free sample contains Two Chewy Granola Bars. Each bar is .84oz (or 24 grams) and contains only 100 calories!

You can choose between 3 delicious flavors - See the form on the left for the list!

Simply enter your shipping details. We will mail you your two granola bars, along with a brief questionnaire. The questionnaire is optional and exists to help us understand what is important to you in a granola product! It can be completed by mail or online, we'll provide all the instructions with your free snack!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Free Beech Nut baby food starter kit

Free Beech Nut baby food starter kit
Sign up for the Beech-Nut eNewsletter and you'll receive a FREE Starter Kit in the mail! Allow 3-5 weeks for delivery. Plus, their monthly eNewsletter is filled with helpful advice and money-saving coupons!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free Sample of Denta Burst Freshening Teeth Cleaners

Free Sample of Denta Burst Freshening Teeth Cleaners

With DENTABURST™ Freshening Teeth Cleaners, you can easily remove plaque from the surfaces of your teeth while freshening your breath. With a wave of your hand, your whole mouth feels clean, and you’ll feel more confident.

Keep DENTABURST™ in your handbag or school bag, in your car, at your desk, or in your pocket, for a clean mouth and fresh breath anytime, anywhere.

To find out more about DENTABURST™, try it for yourself.

Try a free sample!
Register now to get your free sample of Dentaburst. Simply complete the form below and allow for six to eight weeks for delivery. Only one sample per household. US orders only, no international orders.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Get a free sample of Degree Men Absolute Protection - Cool Rush Invisible Stick, plus a $2.00 Degree in-club coupon.

Free Nature Valley Trail Mix Bar and Granola Nut Clusters

Free Nature Valley Trail Mix Bar and Granola Nut Clusters

Don't Forget to confirm your email. The email will be from: Eat Better America

Your sample will arrive 6-8 weeks after you confirm your registration.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Target Deals

I went to target yesterday and the above picture is what $1.85 gets you.

I got baby wipes which were $0.97 with a $1.00 off coupon, became free
I got Cascade rinse agent which is $3.14, had a coupon for a free cascade rinse agent so this became free as well.
I had a coupon for a free rice crispy cereal savings, $2.94
The hand soap is $0.99 and I had a $0.50 coupon, making it $0.50
The ibuprofn was $0.97 and I had a $0.75 coupon making it $0.22
The floss was on sale for $0.92 and I had a coupon for $0.75 makin it $0.17
Antibacterial wipes were $1.74, and I had a $1.00 coupon, making it $0.74

Making my total with tax $1.85
Savings is $10.80

free 2010 calender

Wildlife Forever's 22nd annual calendar is free to those that are onthe list for the early October mailing. The 2010 calendar is filled with the exceptional work of several of America's most accomplished wildlife photographers. These are amazing calenders, I have one from last year.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Free Samples at Panera Bread on September 10th

Free Samples at Panera Bread on September 10th
Panera Bread Bakery Cafes( have been cooking up some exciting new menu offerings premiering this fall, with a day of free taste samples on Thursday, September 10.
Along with a new Breakfast Power Sandwich (pictured above) featuring Vermont cheddar and ham on grilled whole grain bread are two new chicken-based salads: a BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, and a Napa Chicken Salad Sandwich served on Semolina Bread. Panera hasn't forgotten those with a sweet tooth, enlarging their dessert offerings with a Macademia Nut Blondie flavored with butterscotch chips.

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And here!

Just a warning, last time they had one of these, the manage refused to give me the sample. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Free $10 coupon dELiAs

Free $10 coupon dELiAs

dELiAs currently has "try on a pair of jeans and get $10 coupon good for a purchase of $10.00 or more. They do have few things under $10.00 if that isn't your type of store. Last time they had this deal I got the coupon and bought socks. Click here to see the post.

They also have nail polish currently on sale for $3.00, regular price is $4.50 each.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Free Sample Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal

Your Total® Blueberry Pomegranate sample should arrive in the mail in the
next 6 – 8 weeks. Enjoy

Sunday, September 6, 2009


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Saturday, September 5, 2009


I am teaching Sunday school starting this Sunday. I saw they had bubbles on clearance when I went to CVS the other day, but decided Wednesday I should get some as a possible gift item for the student who is best behaved. Haha, I need to encourage these 4 and 5 year olds to be good somehow :-D. So here is my CVS deals

I got 11 bottles of bubbles at a quarter each for $2.75 plus tax
I also got a pair of flip flops to replace my dying flips flops for $0.75 plus tax
My husbands flip flops were actually stolen, sad! I got him a pair for $0.99 plus tax

Total spent: under $5.00
Total cost before clearance: $19.08 plus tax
Total Savings: $14.08

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Weekend Freebie

Purchase any blue bunny Aspen or Sodena frozen yogurt gronala novelty on Sept 5, 6, or 7th and mail in the receipt with the rebate below for a refund of the full value. Go to the site for more information.

Must redeem by Sept 15th

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Labor Day only
wear your sports team logo to Chick-fil-A from 10:30am to close, and get a free Chick-fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dollar store Deals

I was online checking out other blogs, and I remembered the 99 cent store cookstore. I checkout some of the recipes and figured hm... let me check out the dollar store. I thought I would be brave enough to buy unknown name brands, but I really wasn't. I did however find some good deals that I figured I would share. In the food section I found Betty Crocker tuna helper for $1.00. When on sale, the cheapest I found the Betty Crocker tuna helper was for $2.00. So I paid half for the same thing. I bought 3 and saved $3.00. Also, I found Betty Crocker mashed potatoes. Again another item I find at it's cheapest for $2.00 a box. I bought two. They only had two of the four flavors the grocery store had but still, it is only a dollar. I bought two of the butter and herb mashed potatoes, saving another 2 bucks. While looking at the food options, I was feeling sloppy joes for dinner. I found the Del monte sloppy joe sauce for a $1.00. I haven't been able to find it cheaper then that at the grocery store. Also, they had tons of Del monte fruits some were 2 for a $1.00. The sale price for these at the grocery store is $1.00 each.

I paid $7ish instead of $14, half :-D

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CVS Deals

So yesterday I decided to check out CVS. They had all summer clearance for 75% off.

I got 2 tote bags for $3.75 each, originally $14.99
One is green and blue with butterflies on it.
The other is pinks and purples, with flowers and came with a wallet.

Also, I got a bag of mixed plastic-ware for $0.50 originally $1.99
and a table cloth also for $0.50 originally $1.99
I got some luau decorations before and didn't get these two items.
So the lime green plastic-ware and table cloth matches perfectly.

So I got $34 dollars worth $8.99
I had a gift card for $3.49
so my out of pocket expense was $5.50

They had other cool things like water guns, bubbles, party stuff, etc. Be sure to check your local CVS for great deals like these.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Walmart constantly adds new free samples for people to request. Be sure to check out this site weekly to find cool freebies that will be sent directly to your home.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


CVS like many other places does give free samples. Here is a link for to get a free sample of Aveeno nourish plus hair control shampoo and conditioner.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Free printable coloring book from Old Orchard containing puzzles, mazes, coloring pages and more in pdf form. Just go to the link below and print either the whole coloring book or a single page as you need it.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

FREE Juicy Juice 14 oz Water Bottle

FREE Juicy Juice 14 oz Water Bottle

Fill up our 14oz/400ml reusable Juicy Juice bottle with your favorite flavor of JUICY JUICE!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Free Access to Medical Books Online

A variety of full text books available online and sorted by specialty. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. This site offers free access to medical books over the Internet.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009


Parents, this is for you. Here is a site to get your free child safe kit.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Receive a coupon for a Free 3-Piece Sample of Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo. Be sure to get your free samples.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Free Smokey Bear Stuff

Free Smokey Bear Stuff for kids. (Free printables.)
Click on the bottom that says Teaching Resources. Items it includes are:
Smokey Bear Teacher's Guide
Smokey Bear Activity Book
Smokey Bear Kid's Poster
Wildland Communicator's Guide

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Which is better, wholesale or retail?

I have been shopping a lot, and trying to find deals for a group of orphans we are trying to get ready for school. My father told me he would take me to get some items whole sale. Normally, my guess would be wholesale is cheaper, but today I proved that theory wrong. The boys need boxers and socks, aside from many other things. I went to a wholesale place today. The boxers did turn out cheaper at $12.00 a dozen. At walmart the cheapest boxers were 3 for $5.00. Now at walmart you could decide to go with boxer briefs and get 9 pairs for $5.00 make it cheaper to buy at walmart, but if boxers are what you want, then it is cheaper to go wholesale/ buy bulk.

Now the socks. One wholesale place was selling the socks for $3.95 a dozen, which I thought was amazing. It is the cheapest, but the problem was they didn't have all the sizes I needed. I went to another wholesale place and found the socks for $6.00 a dozen. Now that doesn't sound too bad, $0.50 a piece. I went to walmart later and I found that I could get 10 pairs for $4.00 make it once again cheaper to go to walmart for the children. It was cheaper to go to a wholesale place to get the socks for adults. Now the socks I got are nice socks, champion brand. If we were looking at the brand, then wholesale is the place to go, because I couldn't get that brand for that cheap.

Basically, if looking at deals, couponing and shopping frugal is how you do things, wholesale really isn't neccesary to get the best deal. Keep in mind, that I went to wholesale places in a big city, making their overhead cost a lot higher then some of the other wholesale places. This just means I may have paid more due to to them having to charge more to stay in business.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Staples Deal of the week

Currently at staples they have composition notebooks on sale for $0.25. There is a limit of 5 per customers. Make sure you get all the composition books you need. I am sure these aren't going to last long. The sale ends Wednesday!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Free 1 oz. Victoria Secret lotion IN STORE email print out
I got this email. It's good for one free small bottle of Victoria Secret PINK lotion. No purchase necessary. Expires Sept 7th.


Thursday, August 13, 2009


I need a moment to vent. I went to CVS, I don't necessarily go in to CVS often. I had a few rainchecks I wanted to use. One raincheck is for a 24 pack of regular #2 pencils that are $2.79 a pack. The sale price was $1.99 with a $1.99 extra bucks. Well today the pencils are on sale for $1.50. So as the woman is explaining this to me, I was thinking "ok, what is the problem?" So she called a manager over who told me I can't use the raincheck today but I can get the pencils for the sale price. I explained all I wanted to do was get the raincheck and that I don't care about the sale price. He said he could not go back in the system and change the price because it is on sale cheaper then the cost of the raincheck. So I asked him if I could at least get the extra bucks for $1.50 instead of $1.99 and he said there is nothing he can do and walked away from me. How rude! So as he was walking away I told him I need these items for a charity, we are getting school supplies for local orphans and I don't have time to wait until the sale price match the one on the raincheck. So now I am not sure what to do. I really need the pencils for the orphans since we are going to be putting together the book bags next week and the following week the kids start school. I am extremely pissed off at how rude the manager was and how he just walked away. And it just doesn't make any sense to me why if I want to pay more for a stupid item why they can't make it happen. I had a $1.99 extra bucks that I wanted to use. So now is this worth calling the CVS customer service line? I really don't feel like I want to make trouble, but it is stupid that I couldn't walk out with the pencils.

Any suggestions are greaty appreciated. If you have any similar storiees you would like to share, please feel free. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Target deals

I went to target to see what kind of school supplies are on sale. This is what I found. Crayola 10 pack markers are on sale for $1.00 each. They are the not the normal colors, but rather tropical colors. The 2 packs of target brand glue were $0.22 cents each. The crayola 24 pack of crayons are $0.25 cents. If you want to save a few mores cents the 24 pack of the roseart crayons are $0.20 cents. Elmers glue is $0.25. Loose paper is $0.75. They had nice bookbags for $6-8.00.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Claire's Deals

I was at the mall on Sunday. I stopped by claire's because I love the 10 for $10 deals on accessories. While I was there I found two pairs of little kid shoes in the bin. I was told by one associate that they are part of the 10 for $10 deal. I was shocked but I took them because we have some orphans in the community that most likely can benefit from them. While there I got a few pairs of accessories for me. I also got 2 packs of tights for the orphans to wear with the adorable shoes plus other cool items. When I got up to the register a different woman told me that these shoes are 2 for $10.00 I went to check the wall but they weren't any shoes on that wall, only sandals. I went back to find the other woman and she gave them to me for a dollar each. I'll try to take some pictures of the awesome shoes.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Staples Deals

I stopped by staples to see what is going on this week for deals. This week the notebooks are on sale for a penny each up to 6. After that you pay only 33 cents. I made 2 trips to staples which is right around the corner and got 12 for 12 cents. Also, label makers are free after a mail in rebate. Be sure to get your label maker while you are there. There is also an electrical pencil sharpener that is free after mail in rebate. Unfortuntely for me they were out, and there are no rainchecks for free items :-\ The deals end Wednesday. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Yesterday I picked up my mail and found a jcp catalog. Normally I throw these away without looking inside. Yesterday I decided I would look through the catalog and to my surprise I found a $10 off coupon with no minimium purchase. Before you throw your catalog check to see if you have a coupon. The coupons are good from Aug 10 through Aug 22. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Free Aveda Foot Relief In Store Printable Coupon

Print out the attached coupon and bring it to your nearest Aveda for a free trial size Aveda Foot Relief. A $7.50 value.


One per customer. While supplies last. Participating locations only. Offer expires September 30, 2009.

**Redeem in salon/store: No purchase necessary. Please print out coupon and present at participating locations.
Redeem online: If there is not an Aveda location near you, with an order of $20 or more on, you can redeem the offer for your free Foot Relief sample and free shipping by entering Friends at checkout.

Click here!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Rite aid has this awesome rebate plan that I would like to share with you. Every weekend there are a few items that are advertised for free after rebates. Also there are items that are just a lot cheaper with the rebate. The rebates are not your normal rebates. You don't have to fill out a form, put it in an envelope and waste a stamp. It is a lot simpler.

At the end of every month, (you have a whole month) go on the website and put all the items you purchased on your account to submit for a rebate check. It is great because it just uses your receipt number to locate your purchase. Once you have all your receipts showing you submit your request for a single rebate check. The best part is you get one check with the monthly total without mailing supplies for every request.

You do have to submit all the receipts at once. You can add receipts as you get them, but not submit the request. Let me explain this. From March 1-31 you can submit all the rebates from Feb 1-28. You can only submit one time so you need make sure you have all the receipts attached to the online request before submitting that request. Once you have submitted you are no longer allowed to submit a request for Feb.

Once you get online to submit your first rebate you will see what I mean. However if you need me to clarify how this works, please comment on this post or contact me privately and I will be glad to help.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day off!

Hello all. I'm off to hershey park for the day. Catch you later.

Monday, August 3, 2009


I stopped by staples to see if there are any good deals. I did find one good deal. All wide ruled and college ruled filler paper (loose paper) are a penny each. There is a limit of 5 packs. I paid $0.05 for 5 packs of paper, sweet. I wouldn't necessarily drive over to staples if it is out of your way, because there isn't that many good deals, but if you are around a staples, I would hit them up for the paper.

Monday, July 27, 2009

old navy

Yesterday, I did my typical clearance shopping. I went to old navy, and they had tons of clothing for $5.00. I bought a pink hoodie and a fusha colored top for $10.00 The total savings was $20ish. Old navy has already cheap prices, but can't complain about the discount.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

my cell phone insurance

Normally I am not a big fan of paying for cell phone insurance but this time it has been a life saver. I have a bad habit of dropping my phone. I have always purchased tough looking flip phones just because I know I am going to keep dropping it, and most of my phones have lasted for years. This year my husband thought it would be nice to get me the palm pre. I absolutely love the palm pre, just one problem. Every time I drop it something super bad happens to the phone. Now I have been extremely careful with this phone because I know it can't handle the abuse I would normally put a phone through. The first time I dropped the phone, the slidder messed up. I also cracked the top of the screen. When I took it to the store, they said they would replace it for me, because of my lovely insurance. When I got it back, the speaker and mic no longer worked :-(. I got the phone replaced. The new phone I have gave me issues with the speaker, I couldn't use the loud speaker so while talking on the phone one day I decided I would juggle the phone on my shoulder while holding a lot of stuff, the phone took a nice dive to the concrete floor. Once again cracked the screen a little. Also, it messed up the phone, it won't hold a charge, however I could talk on speaker after the fall, something I couldn't do before. I went back to the store, again they said I would fix it. I bought the insurance for incase i drop it, it gets stolen, or any other issues that may happen that just aren't normal wear and tear. They tried to sell me an insurance for normal wear and tear. For anyone considering that, don't! Your phones come with a 1 year manufactor warrenty for normal wear and tear. Most phone companies let you get the insurance later on in life, like after the year if you choose to. But no need to pay a few bucks a month for something that is already covered. Anyways, that is my two cents for the day. Anyone have any good/bad experience with your phones/phone insurance/ cell phone companies?

take care!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My CVS deals

Yesterday I went to CVS last night and if you didn't know, there was a rebate on the school supplies yesterday. The pencils, loose paper, binders, pens and little notebooks are all free after rebate. I spent 2 bucks yesterday plus the tax and I got 2 packs of lose paper, two little notebooks, two packs of pens. Plus I got a raincheck on the pencils and the binders. Not a bad deal. Altho I don't need school supplies, I know quite a few people who can use them.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Free Guitar Pickholder and Picks

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Monday, July 20, 2009

kid chores online

A cool way to get kids to do chores is with this organizor!

In addition to powerful parenting tools for creating Chore, Behavior, and Study Charts, Handipoints features HandiLand, a safe virtual world where kids adopt their own cartoon cat, play games and watch movies. Free members can upgrade to the Cool Cats Club to unlock special clothes, furniture, and games. Great for kids from 5 to 13, Handipoints helps teach kids how to work and save for fun virtual rewards.
it has online games to.

Check it out!
thanks andie at Living Life the Frugal Way

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dollar store parties

When throwing a party remember the dollar tree for all your party needs. With a little creativity you can have an awesome party. Yesterday I threw a party for my cousin. I spent $12 on all supplies necessary for a party (plates,utensils,cups,decor, table cover, etc) I mixed and matched the blue and yellow party stuff to get a nice summer, beachy look. everyone brought food and dessert so I was basically only responsible for drinks and snacks. I bought luau themed party supplies once before. At walmart the items were between $2.50 to $5.00. I went to the dollar store and got everything I nedded for the party and also luau themed for about $10ish. So next time you throw a party make the dollar store your firsy stop.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

decluttering my home

So I know I haven't much frugal deals to share with you guys. I have been extremely busy trying to adjust to being jobless. It seems like life is more busy now that I have more time to fill with stuff to do. I honestly thought I would have more time for frugal shopping, and unfortunately, maybe fortunately, I haven't been doing any shopping except for what I need per meal. I have been however going through my apartment trying to get rid of stuff I don't need. (haha most of the items being free things I have collected through the past 3 years of marriage) I am glad to be getting rid of a lot of stuff since our apartment is starting to look cluttered, and I really don't like the cluttered look. I will be freecycling or giving away all the items I no longer want. Thus far I have taken out 20ish books from on top of the bookcase to get rid of. These are antique books, I love the look of antique books in a home. I have used all the ones I want and these just sat there. Now they will go to a home who can use them/ or read them since I never will. Also, a candle chandlier set, plastic curtain rings, and magazines have been removed from my cluttered apartment. I will continue to update you on my mission to decluttering.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My favorite number is 5. I think $5 is a good deal for anything. JCP has its normal $4.97( or $5) clearance deal, be sure to check out your local JCP to see what deals they have. My cousins did her back to school shopping last weeks. She got tops and one pair jeans for $20. That is a such a steal. I also found a top that was clearanced for $5 but had an extra percentage off making it $4. Happy shopping.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Saving money could even include work out items. New balance gives you an opportunity to try out some shoes and work out clothing for a few weeks. This is great if you are a runner because you can wear down the NB shoes instead of expensive ones you have purchased. The catch is that you only have them for a few weeks. You send them back when you are done and then in the future then send you more. It is also great if you have kids, because kids are always wearing down their shoes. However if your kids are clingy to their shoes, you may not want to get them used to the borrowed shoes.