Sunday, July 31, 2011

who says surveys aren't worth it?

current balance: $58.86
redeem awards include: $20 amazon gift card, $20 macy's gift card, $20, etc.

current balance: $32.10
awards to redeem:  $5 amazon gift code, $15 citi visa gift card, or you can request a $20 check.

*I normally like to use my survey 'money' for amazon items.  With christmas coming up & the amazing deals they post...its the best thing!


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Farm Fresh.

For the first time ever (well since I been shopping farm fresh) they were doubling coupons up to $2.00.  So if you had a $2 coupon, it took $4 bucks off...which makes for the little bags of dog food free. They did this sale sun-tues.  Everything in this pic was free.

everything was free except 2 out of the 4 bags of dog treats.  I paid .39 each for 2 of them.

FREE PRODUCE!  That is very rare! Farm Fresh was offering a free cantalope coupon via their facebook page! pretty sweet deal!

candles were .39 each.
everything else was free.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Farm Fresh.

Farm Fresh.

paid $1.43 but when you purchased certain items, you would get a $1 catalina coupon that was good off anything. I got back $7 in catalinas!

97% savings.

$7 in catalina's.

went back for a late night trip.
total:  .78!


last week's target trip.
everything was free but the pillow.
pillow was $2.50 - $2.00 (target coupon) = .50 plus tax.

went to target this week and guess what? the pillows were on sale for $1.97!!!  Pair that with the $2 coupon = FREE PILLOWS!  my first thought was 'yay, free'!  and my second thought was ' dang, i paid .50 last week'!  sad, huh?!
the tape was on sale for .50 paired with $1 manf coupon = FREE plus overage.  I purchased 9 tapes so $4.50 in overage I used towards other groceries.


This weather is the EXACT reason I'm a fall/spring kinda chick.  It's supposed to be in the TRIPLE digits tomorrow.  There is nothing remotely enjoying about that. :::::::counting down till summer is OVER:::::::

Sunday, July 17, 2011


free samples.  parents choice & pull-ups wipes.
check from SendEarnings for $28.98

better picture of the check.

$5 rebate check from purchasing gatorade products at walgreens.
coupon for FREE 8pk JIFto go @ Target.

FREE sample playtex sport.
FREE Sports Illustrated & Ebony Magazines.

farm fresh. (late trip).

went back later. this trip cost me .20!!!!

apparently I got overage for the pasta noodles (which NEVER happens)...but i'll take it ;)
disregard the kids in the background, lol.
transaction #1

transaction #2

total: .23!
100% savings!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Zenni Optical.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zenni Optical for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you wear glasses?  How much are you willing to pay?  What is considered to high?  I'm curious to see what price ranges people shop for their optical wear.  Although, I don't wear glasses, my husband does.   Like anything else I shop for...I'm always on the lookout for a bargain.  My husband wears glasses but thankfully he's all about stretching a dollar. 

Recently, in the Time magazine (July 4th edition: Eyes on the Price) it was discussed that editor, Bill Saporito, paid $1000.00 for glasses!  Can you imagine?! I was shocked to read that ANYONE would pay such a high price for glasses.  I just couldn't bring myself to spend that amount of money on a pair of glasses.  Obviously, Mr. Saporito didn't shop at Zenni Optical were your glasses can  be shipped right to your door for $20!  That includes shipping too! He could have saved $980!  I'm sure there have to be better ways to spend that money.  I know we live a frugal life and $1000.00 would have NEVER been spent on glasses in this household.

I would definitely recommend checking out Zenni Optical.  They have great prices & can be delivered right to your doorstep!  They say a penny saved is a penny earned!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

little e.

little e started Jump Start last week & so far he likes it.  He goes to his same school 4 days a week for 4hrs.  They focus on reading & math.  Just like the name its to help them get a "jump start" for 2nd grade. thankfully he knew 2 other kids so that helped. im so glad he is liking it....makes it much easier on mama :)

little shopping.

the family came in town & we ladies do what we do best!  SHOP!  Victoria Secrets and Bath & Body Works had their semi-annual sale!  Check out the deals below!

Victoria Secrets
I had a $10 gc they mailed for my birthday.
Total: $3.95

I think my total was around $7-$8.

farm fresh.

Total:  $8.45

but got back $7 in catalina's & a FREE milk voucher up to $4.50!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Parent's Choice Sweepstakes!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Walmart's Parent's Choice Infant Formula is not only a brand that is dedicated to helping families save money but also carries the same ingredients as leading brand formulas. They are affordable & provide outstanding nutrition.

Would you like to  possibly win a $10,000 College Scholarship for your child? Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Savings Sweepstakes is offering a chance to win just that!  The sweepstakes runs June 15th thru August 1st 2011. For more information, official rules, and entry form please click the following link:

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What are you waiting for?  Enter for YOUR chance to win a scholarship for your little one!  Good Luck!

I just wanted to add a little extra input.  Although, I have never personally used Parent's Choice, I know several moms that have.  I think its  excellent that there is a cheaper version of formula but yet still the same great ingredients.  Raising babies is costly and many moms would like to save as much as they can.  Parents Choice is a great company that recognizes moms went the BEST but also they most affordable.  Kudos to Parents Choice!  Now, go try your chance in the sweepstakes! 

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Friday, July 1, 2011

walmart freebies.

I had some coupons that expired 6/30 so got a few freebies at walmart. they finally had the bandaids in (woohoo!).

harris teeter.

quick trip to harris teeter for their super double coupon event.  they were pretty much cleared out of all the 'free' deals. I was able to grab 6 bags of chips, cooking cream, and 2 reynolds wrap for .28!  not too shabby!