Friday, December 31, 2010

Charter Moms

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.


Charter Moms is a cable communications company that has recently asked what MOMS like for their kids.  This company is curious to know which shows mom allow their kids to watch, what time frame, and is there anything different they can bring to their customers.

First, I'm all for my boys to watch a bit of tv. It definitely helps when I'm trying to get things done such as cooking dinner around 4-5pm. I do limit and monitor what my boys watch. They are 4 & 6 yrs old so there are things they may not watch.  There are no 'play' guns in our house nor will they watch anything with guns being involved. I know many parents may allow those type of shows but for me I like to keep it simple, educational, and fun.

One of my favorite broadcasting channels is PBS.  They have shows that included Curious George, Thomas the Train, and Sid the Science Kid.  All 3 shows are fun, educational, and non-violent......which fit my criteria.  I'm a huge fan of DVR because those shows normally come on while my kids are in school.

One thing that sticks out about Charter Moms is they have a facebook page for us. We can chat back & forth about what programs we like our kids to watch and what we think are the best educational. It's a great way to communicate with other moms about their kids tv shows & habits.  Being on the facebook page also let's me stay up to date with any new programming or specials they may have.  This is a great service to all the mama's!

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

sick boys.

as much as i am trying to enjoy this's not much fun with two sick little boys.  corey seems like he is on the mend but still has a whicked cough. little eric is now coming down with the same thing.  i'm really hoping these anti-biotics kick in so we can enjoy whats left of our vacation.  oh, the joys of motherhood.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Boudreaux's Butt Paste.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boudreaux's Butt Paste. All opinions are 100% mine.



Now how is that title for getting your attention ;)  While my kids are well out of the diaper phases I have many friends with little ones or that our currently pregnant.  I recently came across Boudreaux's Butt Paste  The name itself will  grab your attention but so will the actual product.  This paste helps treat and prevent diaper rash on little ones.  Now, I personally never used this product but I have purchased it.  Several months ago rite Aid had a great sale on this product.  Of course the name grabbed my attention but I had also heard very good things. I picked the butt paste up and added it to a wonderful basket filled of goodies for an expecting mom.             

Boudreaux's Butt Paste is specifically formulated by a pharmacist with direction from a respected pediatrician to provide effective diaper rash care. It contains 16% zinc oxide and will help sooth irritated skin.  Boudreaux's has been featured on Oprah, Today Show, and in People Magazine.  This is recommended by pediatricians nationwide. One of the many benefits I find interesting is it goes on and cleans off easily.  As a mom I've had the creams that can leave an oily residue or that are just a pain to wipe off.  It's also available in travel size which is perfect to throw in the diaper bag & perfect for the mom always on the go.

Boudreaus's Butt  Paste is available at most drug stores, convenient stores, and even  One benefit of is you can actually see the rating of this product.  It's rated by moms as 4 stars which is pretty amazing!

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Delaware Bound!

Hopefully tomorrow evening we'll be headed to DELAWARE!  Cant wait to see my family!  The kids are beyond excited!  I plan to get some shopping deals while I'm there......DE is tax free!  woohoo!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

christmas eve.

 i should be sleeping but am so excited for the kids to see their presents!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mickey Mouse & SpongeBob Games: $2.24 Each , Got Back $2 Up & $1 Up =  .76 profit each.
3 Clearsil Overnight Serum: $5.24 Each minus $5 in-ad coupon = .24 BUT get back $2 Up = $1.76 profit each.
Pick Up Sticks: $1.94 Each, Got Back $2 Up = .06 profit each.
Clearsil Pads: $4.49 minus $2 coupon & $2 in ad coupon = .49 get back $2 Up = $1.51 profit.
4 Candy Bars: FREE after coupons & up rewards.  (cant remeber exact details).
Total Spent:  .89

mail day.

Whole Living Magazine
Sports Illustrated Magazine
Coupon for FREE Excedrin
Coupon for FREE Box of Garnier Haircolor
Pillsbury Magazine
1 Bag of Purina One Beyond Dog Good (3.5lbs).
marked down to $10, used a $10 off hallmark coupon = .78

Monday, December 20, 2010

rite aid.

Total OOP:  .98
Used $8 in Up Rewards, Got Back $15 in Up Rewards
Also, reach my $20 Gift of Savings Certificate.
corey's pre-k program offers parent bucks. you can earn parent bucks by attending monthly pre-k meetings, volunteering, and doing take home projects with your kids.  this month we got to 'cash' in our parent bucks for gifts.  I got all this for FREE!!!  I was really impressed with the 'gifts' they had for kids.

Friday, December 10, 2010


little eric FIRST basketball game!! this was him during warm-ups making a basket :)
My total for this was a bit higher than usual mostly due to the packaging envelopes & the candy.  All three of those items were about $4 bucks.
6 Rolls of Wrapping Paper
6 Hallmark White Tissue Sheets
1 Crest Pro Health
2 Loreal Serum Mascara's 2 Packaging Envelopes
1 Bag of Candy
I did 2 transactions, total for both: $5.45 plus tax.
Got back $17.50 in Register Rewards.

customer service.

talk about EXCELLENT customer service!!! I got my order today (5 purex laundry detergents)...only to find 4 out of the 5 were leaking. I called the 800 number & spoke with a wonderful lady. They are out of the detergent so she refunded me my entire order plus gave me a $15 credit towards my next purchase. I explained that I really wasnt expecting that because I was able to save at least 75% of the detergent...but talk about GREAT customer service!

farm fresh.

not many freebies this week but something is better than nothing ;)
only paid tax.


Free coasters for our new truck!
used the $5 off $5 coupon for hallmark.
only paid tax.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

loves rite aid!

I did 2 separate transaction making my total: $1.90!
Got back $15 in Up Rewards
Also $5 SCR.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Danielle over at The Coupon Wars is hosting a giveaway for PetCakes!  These are absolutely adorable!  Head on over for your chance to win one!

rite aid!

Total: $1.45 ($1.09 of it was tax).
Spent $5 in Up Rewards but got back $11 in Up Rewards!

cheap pj's!

Used (2) $10/3 Pajama Items Target Coupon. Of course I hit the clearance rack ;)
1 lingerie nightie, 1 tank top, 1 white tee, 1 pair of shorts, & 2 pj pants!
Total: $2.02 for SIX items!! That equals about .34 per item!

Friday, December 3, 2010


OOP: $1.79
I actually made .93 off the bufferin too :)



Thanks to Shop It To Me & Hip2save for this deal! Sign up & refer 10 friends = $10 gift card!


 2 Free  Bottles of Snoozin Natural Sleep Aid
1 Sample of Folgers.
Sports Illustrated (Free Subscription).


black friday sale.
not sure what I paid because this is back dated. I know it was less than $2 tho.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Oriental Trading 2011 Calendar
Sample of Wisk Detergent
Sample of Tom's Toothpaste
Kleenex Tissues (isnt the little box too cute?)
Coupon for a FREE bag of chips
2 checks - $3 Crayola, $20 Toluna


had a $5 off $5 coupon.
total: $1.12 for 9 cans!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Farm Fresh!

Finish Dish Detergent: .39 each
Everything Else Was Free!

Hellmann's Mayo: .49
2 Orville Popcorns: .49 each (but you get 2 free movie rental codes per box & 2 other coupons!)
Finish Dish Detergent: .24 each
everything else was free :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

loving rite aid.

6 Right Guard Deodorants
1 Pack of Huggies Diapers
2 Betty Crocker Mash Potatoes
1 Got2b Styler
5 Herbal Essences Hair Products
1 Colgate Toothpaste
1 Colgate Toothbrush
1 Colgate Wisps
4 Candies (2 not pictured).
Total Spent: $3.12  ($2.14 was tax).
Used $10.50 in Up Rewards BUT got back $16 Up Rewards.

* I didnt realized the got2b styler SCR was good only 11/25-11/27.  major bummer.  I used uprewards to pay for it & hoping they will at least give me a gift card back for the up rewards I used ($3.86).  I guess we'll find out next week. Still not a bad deal...

Friday, November 12, 2010

rite aid.

I did 3 separate transactions. Also, missing from this picture are 2 matchbox cars & 1 thomas the train toy.  Little eric had a dentist appt & he did GREAT so he got a little treat ;)  Of course, corey couldnt be empty handed but his cars were only $1.50.
Total Spent: $2.82 (Almost all of this was tax).
Up Rewards Back: $10.49
Total Saved: $114.65!
*Thanks to the wonderful oral-b in ad coupon which gave great overage!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

farm fresh.

Total: $3.20
*The Tyson Anytiziers rang up incorrectly & per their policy I get the item free.  So they refunded me $4.08!
So basically I got paid .88 to buy this :)

Total: $1.99


Avery White Labels $4.44- $5 man coupon = FREE! (the cashier at walmart wouldnt give me the overage).
2 Reach Floss .97 each - 2 $1 man coupons = .06 in overage towards my other items. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Green Mountain Coffee - FREE FULL Bag Sample & Coffee Mug.
Baby Talk Magazine.
50 FREE Prints From Snapfish!
2 Coupons For JCP $10 off $25
Bath & Body Works Coupons
Shout Color Catcher Sample 

Friday, October 29, 2010

for me.

Check out the deal above! I got myself a sweater, 3 pack lip gloss, and a t-shirt for $12.93 shipped right to my door!  woohoo!!


i heart rite aid.

1 pack of huggies diapers
1 bayer contour (gave me the $30 in overage!)
1 spic & span cleaning brush
2 rave hairsprays
1 suave kids body wash
3 travel size tresemme hair products
1 lightning mcqueen bath set
1 matel cars set
2 lightning mcqueen body washes
2 spongebob toothpaste
7 NYC Nail Polishes (I think one is missing...should have been 8).
8 NYC Lip Glosses
and finally a 3 pack of poptarts.

the lightning mcqueen bath set & the empty package of matel cars ...I caved and gave to the boys......but my total for ALL this was $4.48!!! Plus, have $8 in UP Rewards left over.


Victoria Secret.
Free pair of panties <------I really dislike that word, lol.
Free Lip Gloss <-----my absolute FAVORITE lip gloss!
I did have to purchase something to get the lip gloss so I got antibacterials 3 for $5.
Total: $5 plus tax.

Rite Aid.

Paid: $11.93 (used  a rite aid gift card to pay).
Will get back $28.14 in SCR's.
Profit: $16.21!

Picture People!

I LOVE their pictures but not their prices ;)  Hip2Save posted a coupon for 6 portrait sheets for ONLY $9 bucks! Woohoo!!  The pictures came out you can see ;)

Friday, October 22, 2010


these were on clrx for .49 - .50 manf. coupons (they got adjusted down) = FREE!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


blistex - free after rr's.
bufferin minus manf & wags coupons came out to:  -.01 (yes, negative a penny each).
plus, there were rebate forms to turn these into moneymakers.  the rebate should be for $5.99 each, making an $11.98 profit.


SCR $17.98
$10 Rite Aid Gift Card

Johnsvillen Deli Bites Sampes
$5 Gift Card From EPOLL.

Woohoo! I've been selected to host a MyGetTogether Party!