Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quick Trip.

I didn't keep up with my survey total last month as life has just been BUSY!  I've slacked on coupon trips, but now that I have my husband home for awhile, I can get back into it.  Made a quick trip to Farm Fresh just for the freebies!

ALL FREE!  Only paid tax!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Time to CASH in......

I had a REALLY good month!  Now that school has started & football season is here, I'm not sure I will do as well, but we'll see ;)  

Swagbucks: $65 Amazon Gift Cards, $50 Paypal

Valued Opinions: $20 Macy's Gift Card

Acop: $54.10 Paypal

I-Say: $25 Paypal

SurveySavvy: $9 Check

I-Poll: $25 Amazon Gift Card

E-Rewards: $25 Game Stop E-Gift Card

*These next two are not survey sites but easy ways to make money.  Ebates gives you cash back for certain stores when you shop online.  Why not get paid something back if your shopping online?  Also, Ibotta pays you for certain grocery items you may purchase.  One thing that seems to always be on there is milk.  All I do is use the app and take a picture of the receipt, scan the barcode, and wait for them to credit me the amount.

Ebates: $10.73 Paypal

Ibotta: $12 Paypal

Total: $295.83!!!!

That is AMAZING!  It really doesn't take that much work to do.  I normally spend maybe an hour a day, while doing other things too.  Swagbucks is the easiest for me to do. I can run the apps on my cell phone a good portion of the day while I'm working & make goals.  

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Farm Fresh Deals.

a few deals I scored this past wednesday:

4 Cesar Dog Food: FREE
1 Sharpie Highlighters: FREE
4 Suave: FREE (had rainchecks)
2 Yakiosoba: FREE
5 Pop-Secret Popcorn: .29 each
2 Kraft Dressing: FREE
1 Kraft Sliced Cheese: .50
2 Kraft Shredded Cheese: FREE

Total: $1.95 plus tax

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Summer is FLYING by!  I didn't do as well this month on surveys, as I did previous months but we've been BUSY!  Corey is playing on a new football team, which takes more time & more dedication.  Four nights a week we are out at the fields, but we love it!  Little Eric has decided he wants to try soccer so we're currently try to find a place/team for him to try that out.  Anyways, on to the $$

Swagbucks: $50 Paypal, $25 Amazon, & $35 Walmart Gift Card

I-Poll: $50 Paypal

Valued Opinions: $20 Macy's Gift Card

Total: $180!

*Swagbucks has been by far the most helpful.  It's SUPER easy.  I have 2 mobile apps that I run while I'm at work.  Sometimes they may get hung up on an ad, but it pretty much earns the swagbucks with no effort from me.  Those apps combined total 170 swagbucks!  


I came home to THIS in the mail! My boys are in LOVE, especially little eric!  I'm a member of BzzAgent.  I basically sign-up to try different/new products that are coming out.  Once the product arrives, we try it out & then share our opinions or 'buzz' about it.  I've been a member for YEARS, but this is the BEST one yet!  We already ambushed my husband when he got home from work.  The darts went SO fast!  We were laughing at his reaction & him trying to dodge the nerf bullets.  The boys then went upstairs and had a full out 'nerf gun' war!  I have two boys & only one of these so I will definitely have to purchase another!  This is just a great 'fun' toy for the boys to play with.  I even enjoyed chasing the kids myself & taking aim ;)

my sweet little eric being very 'shy' for the camera :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

June Surveys!

I decided to keep track of my earnings for the month of June.  Check out the list below:

Swagbucks: $35 Amazon Gift Cards, $40 in Walmart E-Gift Cards

Surveyhead: $50 Paypal, $50 Walmart E-Gift Card

E-Rewards: $25 Starbucks E-Gift Card

Acop: $11.30 Paypal

*Bonus: I've had such great luck with Surveyhead (now considered Ipoll).  Not only did I get to cash out for the above gift cards but I was invited to TWO separate surveys with additional payouts.  One survey paid me an additional $15 in Paypal & another survey paid me a $30 Amazon E Gift Card!  I was super excited because this is in addition to getting the regular 'points'.  

Total for the Month: $256.30!

Consignment: I randomly take items that we no longer use to the consignment shop in town. They split the cost with me 50/50.  I went in the other day & came out with $23 in cash! Just wanted to throw the idea out there, that although 'we' may not need it, someone else might.  It's a nice way to add a little bit of money.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Survey Fun!

I thought it would be fun to see what I can score in ONE month from doing surveys.  I started May 1st- May 31st.  Below is the list & what I 'earned'  for the Month of May.

Valued Opinions: 2 $20 Macy's Gift Cards

ACOP:  $35.45 Paypal

I-Say- $15 Paypal

Surveyhead- 2 $50 Paypal

Swagbucks- 5 $5 Amazon Gift Cards, $25 Paypal

Total: $240.45 in Gift Cards & Cash!

*For me Surveyhead which is now called Ipoll & Swagbucks are the easiest companies to make money with.  It's something you can do on your own time & most surveys you qualify for.  

Farm Fresh Mega Doubles!

Farm Fresh FINALLY decided to have a MEGA COUPON EVENT!  All Coupons double up to $2!  I scored some GREAT deals yesterday!

*$65 worth of 'stuff' for $5.98!  loving these deals!

* trip #2 was a big higher due to the meat in the front.  total spent $11.90!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Farm Fresh.

I only went to Farm Fresh today for the freebies. I spent a whopping .33 (all tax).  Everything pictured was FREE!

2 Yakisoba's
1 Pure Leaf Ice Tea
4 Dial Hand Soaps
2 Bottles of Suave
2 Pastas

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Farm Fresh Freebies!

Took a quick trip to Farm Fresh on Wednesday.  Everything was FREE except the Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.  They were .33 a bottle which is an AWESOME deal!  The Dixie plates were FREE thanks to HouseParty!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Shopping.

CVS: FREE!  Only paid tax!  
The picture isn't that clear but I LOVE the colors!

Walgreens: After the b1g1 free sale, coupons, and 15% military discount each laundry bag was 1.04 EACH!
Total: $8.32 plus tax!
*I typically try to pay right around $1.00 for laundry detergent and stock up when there is a great sale.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cashing in on surveys!

*Valued Opinions: $20 Macy's Gift Card

Ebates: $51.14!
*I love EBATES! I use this for ALL my online shopping, even if it only adds a few cents.  Those 'few cents' can certainly add up.  Why not earn money for simply shopping online? It's simple to use & obviously is worth it ;)

*I'm starting to get better at using Swagbucks.  I've been slacking for awhile, but really want to get back into it.  I was able to snag a $5 Amazon Gift Card and I'm 19 pts away from another.

*my FAVORITE survey site by far....Ipoll! I cashed out for $50 via paypal.  I typically make around $50 a month from this survey company, which is really good.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

House Party!

Host a House Party!

I got selected!

*Dixie Ultra Moments*

I rave ALL the time about House Party!  You get to try items for absolutely FREE  In return, you have to host a party & let your guests see/try the products.  Sounds like a great deal, right?!  In this package I got 
-Dixie Ultra Moments Plates, Cups & Napkins
-Stack of Memo Note pads
-Calendar Magnets for the Fridge
-and a handful of $4.00 off COUPONS!  

The plates are absolutely gorgeous & perfect for the spring time!  This will be great to use at our upcoming BBQ!  If you aren't familiar with House Party, please click here.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Walmart Shopping Trip

Walmart Shopping Trip:
$3.82 plus tax
* I will get back $1.00 from Ibotta for purchasing the yogurt which made that item FREE.  I will also get back .75 from Checkout51 for purchasing the Fiber One Fruit Snacks, paired with a coupon I paid .50 for the box.

2 Bottles of Ajax Laundry Detergent .50 each
1 Box of Fiber One Fruit Snacks .50
1 Benadryl Stick  .38
1 Almay Lip Balm .47 
1 Almay Eye Shadow .47 
1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt 1.00

After Coupons, Ibotta, & Checkout51 total spent =  $2.07!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday! Farm Fresh Shopping Trip!

* I got ALL this for UNDER a DOLLAR!

First Shopping Trip
Total Spent: .66!
and, I actually MADE money off of this. I will get back $1 from Ibotta & $1 from Checkout51 for purchasing the Ritz Crackerfuls! 

Second Trip:
Total Spent: .26!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

a few deals....

I headed out today to pick up a few deals.  I actually spent less than $3 bucks if you take into account the $3 rebate from CheckOut51.  Not to mention, I got a $2 bonus as well, making it $5 I earned!

Walgreens: .91!

CVS: $2.56 but I will get back $3 from CheckOut51, so a little bit of a moneymaker.

Walmart: .21!
*Loving the FREE markers!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

All Smiles....

*After almost NINE long months my HUSBAND is HOME!  This is a picture of us on vacation!  The boys were SO surprised to see daddy!  We are enjoying every minute of having him home!

*we pulled off the surprise!

and hopefully I will get to shop more! between work & wrestling I couldn't shop on Wednesdays.  Oh, and a mini-brag, Corey is traveling to MD for a Regional Tournament! He placed 1st in VA & qualified! Woohoo!!

Farm Fresh Shopping Trip: $4.62
Minus1 Reese's Cup missing - my oldest was a big hungry ;)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Farm Fresh.

The deals for today. 
 They were already sold out of the free toothpaste but I did get a rain check.

$9.83 Spent
67% Savings

Saturday, March 29, 2014

mail & survey.

It's always fun to get some 'good' things in the mail.  I received a $5 gift card from subway thanks to this post on Hip2save.  I also got 3 coupons for a FREE snickers bar.  Lots of people were winning from this particular sweepstakes.  Finally, I LOVE my FREE magazine subscriptions to my 'gossip' magazines.  US Weekly is my absolute favorite, so the fact I get is FREE is just great!

*I've cashed in for a few of my survey companies too!  Check below!

Swagbucks- $5 Amazon Gift Card

Ipoll- $50 Paypal 

Valued Opinions- $20 Amazon Gift Card
One thing I really like about Valued Opinions is the rewards are INSTANT.  As soon as I request the amazon gift card, within a minute it's in my email.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Farm Fresh.

Quick trip to Farm Fresh.  

4 boxes of pasta
8 ct paper towels
12 ct toilet paper
2 suave shampoo/condition
1 kids suave
2 oscar meyer protein packs
1 bag sunflower seeds
2 balance bars
1 prego alfredo sauce
4 cups of yoplait greek yogurt

Total: $4.22
Savings: 89%

Thursday, March 13, 2014

show me the money....

*A few ways I make extra money AT home. By no means will you 'get rich' from taking surveys, but I do love getting some extra $$.  I often take survey's while I'm on the computer doing other things such as paying bills or emailing the husband.

Ebates: I scored a nice size check from ebates simply from shopping at home.  Most of this money came from shopping online.  If you have to shop online, you might as well extra money for doing so!  Check out the details HERE, on how you can earn cash back too. sent you $41.70 USD

Note from
Dear Valued Member, Thank you for using Ebates every time you shop online. Congratulations, here is your Big Fat Payment! Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about your payment or your Ebates account. Happy shopping! Sincerely, Ebates Customer Care
Thank you for using Ebates every time you shop online!

Surveyhead: A great survey company that pays YOU for taking surveys. I normally cash out for Paypal, but this time I opted for a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Valued Opinions: Another great survey company that pays for taking simple surveys. I often get to try 'products' for this company as well. I recently cash out for TWO $20 Amazon Gift Cards.

ACOP:  I was surprised to check my account balance and realized I had earned $46.60 for surveys!  These surveys don't come as often, but they normally product a good pay rate & offer great products to test.
Your cash-out request has been entered into the system. Your PayPal account will be credited for $46.60 within 1-6 weeks. Thank you very much for being a member of American Consumer Opinion®! 

I-Say-  This is an 'okay' company.  I typically don't earn as much or qualify for many surveys, but I will take the survey's when I'm already on the computer. Here I earned $15 via paypal.

Ipsos Interactive Services sent you $15.00 USD

Note from sender, Ipsos Interactive Services:
Thank you from i-Say!

Finally got a day to coupon......

Farm Fresh!

$6.24 Spent
82% Savings!
but...... look below ;)

This popped out of the machine!  Take a survey on the Oscar Meyer P3 pack & get a $5 check mailed to me! I took the survey & after the $5 check that will be sent my total is really: $1.24!

check should arrive in 6-8 weeks!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I don't ever get to Farm Fresh anymore due to my work schedule & wrestling practice but thanks to a snow day, I went!  The only thing I was really excited about was the Purex Detergent.  This was already on sale for $1.99, paired with a .50 coupon that doubled I paid .99 for each bottle.  The sunflower seeds & protein bars were free.  They really didn't have a great sale, with the exception of the laundry detergent.

total spent: $1.98 plus tax.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

House Party!

If you haven't signed up for House Party, you definitely should! You can find out more about House Party by clicking HERE.  Anyways, I've been lucky enough to hosts several different parties for several different products/companies.   I just received my NEW party pack in the mail today! I'm hosting the Ortega Fiesta Flats Big Game House Party! I'm super excited to host this because I LOVE football & tacos!  This is the perfect combo for me!  There have been some great tips & recipes that I can't wait to try. 

opening the package to see the list of goodies....


 1 mini football, a challenge flag (love), pennants, and reusable tote bags!

and the yummy goodies to try!! 

and a nice bowl!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I really don't shop at Walgreens too much these days. However, this week they had some good sales & I had 10,000 balance reward points ($10) that I haven't used.  After the coupons, my total was $17.70.  I used my $10 reward points and paid $7.70 out of pocket! This is a great deal considering I got 2 packages of toilet paper, 4 laundry detergents, 2 dishwasher pacs, cupcakes, 2 santa ornaments, and the sandwich bags.  The sandwich bags were NOT on sale but something I needed, everything else was a score! Oh, plus on tuesdays is 15% military discount so that too ;)

Savings: $35.33!