Friday, December 7, 2012

busy & deals.

I've been super busy with ALMOST finishing my first semester back to school. I have one project & one more final exam!  yay!  Of course, I'm taking spring classes but it will be nice to have a MONTH off!  Anyways, both boys are playing basketball...I'm working about 35 hours a week, plus going to school full-time.  I really haven't had time to get deals!  Well, I did for cyber-monday and I did all my black friday shopping online too.  Haven't been couponing at farm fresh in quite some time, it just seems like the deals aren't as good anymore.  Wednesday's are my super busy & long days, so I really don't feel like stopping there for 1 or 2 good items. I'm hoping they start having good deals again.  Just wanted to pop in, hopefully after the holidays I can get back to blogging, but I really don't know! Things are hectic ;)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday!

No need to leave the house, I was able to score everything I wanted ONLINE!!!  I'm so excited too!  I got a few more items from Kohl's today. They are offering 20% OFF your total, FREE Shipping, and $15 bucks back in Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend!  Great deals!  Amazon, had awesome deals on video games! I was able to snatch up Madden 2013 for 20 bucks!  I think that's my best deal!  I'm looking forward to see what Cyber Monday has!  Hope everyone is enjoying their shopping!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanks Papa John's!

Guess who got an email saying they won a FREE pizza!!! This chick did!!  It really made my day too ;)

For more details see below:

Are you a Papa John’s Rewards Member?! If so, you’ll have a chance to snag one of 2 million FREE pizzas! Every week through January 3rd (during the NFL Season), Papa John’s will be choosing 120,000 new and existing Papa John’s rewards members to receive a FREE large one topping pizza! Yum!

Here’s what you need to do…

(1) If you’re not already a Papa John’s Reward Member, head over here to sign up for an online account.
(2) Once you have an account and have signed in, click “My Account” by the cart in the upper right side of any page – this will take you to your account management page.
(3) Click the Papa Points section on the “Manage Account” page, and click “Enroll”.
(4) Beginning Thursday, September 13th, through January 3rd, 2013, 120,000 Papa John’s Rewards Members will be selected to win a FREE large 1-topping pizza (in the form of a unique, one-time use code redeemable at! Winners will be notified by email on each Thursday following NFL Sundays; and the email will provide instructions on how to redeem your free pizza. You will have approximately 3 1/2 weeks from the date you receive your initial email to redeem your promo code.
(5) Click here for more information.
Fine Print: 2,040,000 GRAND PRIZES (120,000 PER ENTRY PERIOD): A large Papa John’s pizza with one (1) topping, awarded in the form of a unique, one-time use promotion code emailed directly to the email address associated with the winner’s account (approximate retail value $10); Limit one prize per Papa Rewards member and per rewards account. Limit four (4) prizes per household.
(Thanks, Hip2Save)


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Make Money!


Okay, so you can't get RICH off doing surveys, but there's great potential for making a little extra money.  I will list a few of my favorirtes that generally pay well & also have a low pay out rate.  Right now, I have $123 in amazon gift cards all thanks to the surveys. I've probably gotten about $30 in checks within the past two months, and a $25 Red Lobster Gift Card a few months ago.  Now, in addition to earning money or gift cards, sometimes you get to test FREE products! I love testing products because I get to give my insight, but I'm also getting paid too! Here are some of the BEST survey sites I use!  Now, a word of advice...I have separate email account for all my survey companies, it just makes things easier for me that way.  If you decide to sign up, please you my link below, I get credit for referrals! Thanks!

Survey Savvy:  They send emails every 2-3 weeks, but the payout is pretty good. You can cash out at any time.  There is no minimum. You can request a check from them. I've had a few products I got to test through this company.

Epoll: Normally when you see this company send you an email, you almost ALWAYS qualify for the survey...which is great!  You can earn gift cards to amazon, resturants, or paypal.

Surveyhead: This one is a bit more work. I normally don't get their emails, but instead go to their website and try different surveys.  Sometimes, I dont qualify and sometimes I do.  The surveys do pay pretty good when you go qualify tho.

Valued Opinions:  One of my favorites! They will email you when they have a survey, most which you will qualify for. I normally cash out for amazon gift cards. The nice thing is as soon as you cash out, within 24hrs you get your amazon gift code.  Lately, I've been getting mine with 10minutes.  This company also does quite a bit of product tests.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Burkes 95% Sale!

Not the greatest picture, but it'll do.  Burkes had their 95% off sale. Let me just say, more & more people are aware of when this sale starts so it makes for some slim pickins!
I was able to get 2 pair of dress pants, 1 pair of jeans, 4 womens shoes, 7 kids shoes, 3 bras, 1 hat, 2 pairs of socks, a baby book,  and some girly-girly decorations for my niece's bedroom.  
Total Spent: $18.25!!!
1 pair of women's shoes alone was 24.99!  So this was a great deal!

Thanks to MyInsite for letting me try their new General Mills Products!  I got to try 2 products & received a bunch of coupons to share as well.  Let me just say the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffins are a huge hit in this household! They are absolutely delicious!  The best time to eat them is as soon as they are baked! Warm & Fresh!  We are trying the brownies tonight!  The boys are so excited! As a MyInsite participant you get to try free products & samples! If you're interested, just click the link above and sign up!

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Dollar Tree!

I'm sure most of you have heard Dollar Tree now accepts manufacturer's coupons.  I've only been in once or twice, but this time I was able to score FREE Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner.  Now, yes I realize these products are only $1 each, but nothing beats FREE!!!

Super Doubles Event!

Farm Fresh Super Doubles Event!!  This is dated about 3 weeks back.  I've been slacking as you can see. Everything in the pictures below were FREE, except the eggos waffles which I belive were .25 a box.  So, I paid .50 plus tax.

and last.....

not too bad, huh?  This was a BIG trip for me! I enjoy getting all the good deals too!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bzzagent-Glade Expressions!

Recently, Bzzagent sent me a booklet of coupons which actually included coupons for FREE GLADE EXPRESSIONS Products!  I absolutely LOVE air freshener's, diffusers, all that good smelly stuff!  Glad Expressions has come out with not only new scents, but a new way to reuse your starter bottle so you only have to buy refills.  The scents are amazing! Two of my favorites are pineapple & mangosteen, plus fuji apple & cardamom spice!  The scents do LAST!  I love that I can spray the freshner and come back an hour later and still smell it.  It's a GREAT product that I think everyone should try! I don't doubt you will fall in love with the scents!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I've got pictures on my camera from Farm Fresh's Mega $2 Coupon Event, which was over 2 weeks ago! I really need to catch up on things around here. Things have been crazy busy with me working 30hrs a week,  going to school full-time, not to mention the boys.  Corey's football practices are twice a week, plus games on Saturday.  I haven't really been couponing at cvs or walgreens in MONTHS. It just feels like the deals aren't worth it, and half the time the register reward from walgreens expires before I can use it.  I see their offering a new Balance Program, I guess I'll read more into it.  Lately, I just been couponing at Farm Fresh.  Every now and then I hit up Walmart, but they can be a pain!  Anyways, just wanted to pop in!  Oh, and NFL IS BACK!!!!  That takes up my Sundays, lol!!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Thanks to SheSpeaks, I get to try the new CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAPY.  I've heard some good things about this product so i'm pretty excited to try it.

Thanks to Bzzagent for sending me a FREE coupon to try the new UNREAL candies!  I also got 5 buy 1 get 1 free coupons to share with friends as well!  I highly suggest to those that are interested in trying out new products and spreading the word, to sign up for Bzzagent.  Go check it out! I really enjoy this program!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

school & football!

  The  boys started school yesterday.  I now have a 1st grader & 2nd grader.  So far they like, which I knew they would. Same school & friends.  Im just hoping for a great year for both of them.  I started school too and got a 100 on my first assignment!   I was thrilled, but still got a long way to go. I'm secretly hoping for December to hurry up ;)

Corey's started football again.  Let me just say, this boy is a TACKLING machine! He really is amazing & I love watching him play. He has such passion for the game & truly gives it his all.  I'm thrilled he loves the sport since we're pretty BIG football fans.  Now if only we could get him to like the Dallas Cowboys?!  Wishful thinking, huh?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

thred up. (thanks hip2save)!

 Thred Up, a site that sells gently used clothing, is currently offering up a FREE $10 credit to anyone who signs up through a referral link. mine is listed below! You can possible score something for FREE!  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Farm Fresh.

This trip was from about 2 weeks ago.  Farm Fresh was doubling $1.00 coupons & tripling coupons up to .99 cents!  I scored majorly!

cute kid in the back was free ;)

I had one more receipt for .40 but must've trashed it.

Friday, August 17, 2012

After 9 years.....

I am going BACK to school!!  I signed up for 4 classes (full-time).  Im nervous, scared, and just hope I do good. I'm taking all online classes because right now its the best option for me.  Back in 2002 I was 5 classes away from my associates degree in Criminal Justice.  I got married, moved, and just never went back to school. Now, I'm interested in  education; pre-k and kindergarten.  So, most of those previous 55 credit hours are no good. It sucks, but hopefully I'm on the right path now.  Let's see how this journey goes!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School - BOGO!!!

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They also have a FREE rewards program!  You can earn 1 point for every 1 dollar you spend in the store or online.  These points can be accumlated over time and exchange them for certificates up to $100!! Now, I love a deal like that!  Earning FREE points just for shopping!  By being a Famous Footwear member you are included in other special discounts and perks!  If you sign up now you can get a20% off coupon! Plus, they are having their buy one pair of shoes get the second pair 50% off!  How is that for some savings?  Wouldn't this coupon make your back to school shopping easier?  There is nothing better than scoring a GREAT deal, saving money, and having kids that LOVE their new shoes!  


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Sunday, August 12, 2012


 didnt realize its been since MAY that I have posted?  things have been hectic with kids out on summer break & I got a NEW job!  I work as a receptionist for a local company. I'm loving it so far.  Corey has started football a week ago so add that into our busy schedule.  time is just flying by!  kids are doing good school starts in 15 days.....not that im counting ;)  sorry this post is all over the place but hopefully i will get some deals up here soon. i do have 2 or 3 pictures from a farm fresh shopping trip. im really gonna try to get back in the swing of things!  hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today Burkes switched their dots which means 95% OFF!  My girlfriend & I (hi jennifer!) got to the store 10mins before it opened.  We wanted to make sure we got the 'good' stuff.  I mean, people literally have carts FULL of things!  I saw one lady in there that had TWO carts filled to the, actually overflowing!  I was able to get some GREAT deals but really nothing for my kids...which sucks!  Ahh well, there's always next month ;)

the cart.
I did make another trip later in the day, but it wasnt quite this BIG. pictures & the list are below!

17 mens shirts.
(14 of those were TAPOUT)!
10 pieces of baby clothing.

6 pairs of baby boots.
arent they cute?!

6 pair of junior jeans.

4 kids robes.
1 junior sleepwear set.

2 junior tops, 1 junior jeans, 1 skirts, and a mens black fleece.

1 baby boots, 2 junior applebottom shoes, 1 junior boots, 1 kids snuggie, 1 easter bunny decoration, 1 kids socks, 1 kitchen timer, 2 kids earmuffs, 1 winter head piece, a pair of gloves, 1 baby toy, 1 bra, 1 back roller, 4 mascara, 2 garnier skin renewal

gumball machine! im sure the boys will love this!

and 1 juniors winter hat!

 the pictures really dont show just how GREAT the items are!  im thinking i need a better camera! anyway on to the important topic...TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT:  $40.19!!!!!
I have a total of 68 ITEMS!  So, that equals out to be .58 per item!  SCORE!

Monday, May 21, 2012

love the deals!


105% savings!

farm fresh. (again).

sorry for all the farm fresh posts. they are having their super $2 coupon event, so i've been getting all the deals i can.  the sale ends tomorrow so you won't have to see too many more ;)

2 powerade, 2 v8, 4 pasta, 2 mayo, 3 mustard, 2 ice tea, 2 softsoap, 1 package of meatballs, 2 hot dogs, 1 kraft macaroni, 1 garlic bread.

*actually, negative .01!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

4 cookies, 4 v8 juices, 4 ice teas, 2 powerades, 3 pasta noodles, 4 jellos, 1 salsa, 2 grey poupon, 4 m&m's, 1 mayo, and 1 jello flag mold.
Total:  ZERO!  
*my total actually went into the negative but farm fresh doesn't give money back....fine with me!  I walked out paying NOTHING.  the jello flag mold was FREE with 3 jello purchases.

savings 103%
I did 2 transactions. my 2nd was only for 2 juices & 2 ice teas. my total was -.06!

farm fresh!

1 mustard, 2 mayo, 4 powerade, 1 softsoap, 1 neutrogena face wash, 3 bbq sauses, 4 ice teas, 4 pasta noddles, 1 always pads, 1 pantyliners, 1 tide stain release, 1 dog snausages, 3 m&m's, 1 grey poupon, 1 reach dental floss, 1 salsa

total:  .30!
thanks to the coupon overage my total was .30!  well, 
actually I got paid $5 bucks.  farm fresh has a policy if their item rings up incorrectly,  you get that item FREE.  the always pads were advertised for $3.99, but rung up at $4.99.  So, I got $5.32 back!


the last thursday of every month burkes outlet has a 95% off sale on a specific colored dot.  last month the dot was gray. everything tagged that color was a whopping 95% off!  here's what I got:

5 kids shirts
2 pants (the light blue are NIKE)
1 toddler set of pjs
3 books
12 hat & glove sets
and a coat (see below)
= $8.31 minus the $5.00 coupon I had = $3.31!

forgot to add the picture of the coat I got :)

probably one of my best 'trips' yet.  farm fresh had plenty in stock so there was no shelf clearing ;)
I did 4 transactions = $2.46!
31 boxes of pasta
2 pepsi
18 powerade
6 ice tea
2 salsa
4 mustard
2 grey poupon
2 applesauces

* the pasta was ONLY .75, but I had 1.00 coupons that were doubling to 2.00, making 1.25 in overage.  they only double 2 'like' coupons in a transaction so i made 2.50 per transaction which I used towards my other items.

100% savings!

99% savings!  I lost the 4th receipt but it the total was .67!

Friday, May 18, 2012

just sayin ;)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dollar General
Sun Drop Soda on sale 2/$2, used (4) $1 coupons = FREE!

9 Starbucks Refreshers used 9 FREE ITEM coupons from the Pepsi Co Insert.
= ALL FREE plus I got back a .99 register reward for each.  I did have to ring them up separately, but it was worth the $8.91 moneymaker.

Farm Fresh = FREE.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


3 gold peak tea
6 2liter sodas
3 dish soaps
2 packs of cookies

7 krafts sizzling salad kids

Saturday, May 12, 2012

FREE plus a good moneymaker at Walmart.
the trial size beneful dog food is priced at $1 pair with the $2 coupon in the 4/29 SS = FREE plus $1 oversage.  The Bug Stop is priced at $2.88 pair with the $3 printable coupon = FREE plus .12 overage!
12 bags of purina = FREE plus $12 in overage
2 bug stop = FREE plus .24 in overage!