Friday, January 14, 2011

Mail Call Friday


It was another great mail day for me - look at what I got!  All of this was free to me!  The best item I received was a $25 Visa gift card from State Farm from their facebook promotion they had in December. 

Did you get anything good in the mail today?

Pay for Christmas with Swag Bucks


The Swag Bucks blog has a great video on it today you should check out.  It is a news report that shows how a stay at home mom paid for Christmas using Swag Bucks.  It gives great info on how you can earn with Swag Bucks.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will getting 30 swagbucks just for signing up!  Plus join today for a 30 swagbuck bonus by entering code SBGames when you sign up.  It only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card!  The mom in the video earned $325 last year!

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the blog post from 12:00 PM to score yourself 4 swag codes worth 2 each and a chance for a 100 swagbuck bonus.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will getting 30 swagbucks just for signing up!  It only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card!

Jasmere Deal - Cute Reusable Bags from flip & tumble


Today's Jasmere deal features these super-cute reusable bags from flip & tumble that fold into balls so you can toss them into your purse and always have them with you.  The price right now is $13 for a $29 voucher and the price has already dropped once today.  Flip & tumble shopping bags are priced at $5/bag so you would be able to get at least 5 of these bags.  Shipping is not included though, but is reasonable at $5 for orders up to $49.  The voucher expires 5/17/11.

Coupon to Try Egg Beaters for Free


Head over HERE to request your coupon to try Egg Beaters for free *with purchase.  Coupon will be sent in the mail.  Only 1 per household.

Groupon - $15 for $30 Worth of Online Tax Prep From H&R Block


Good timing for this Groupon deal today.  If you select Fort Wayne, Indiana for your deal city - on the right hand side you will see the deal to get $30 worth of online tax preparation from H&R Block for only $15.  Deal expires April 18, 2011.

If you are new to Groupon and sign up through this link Groupon will also credit your account with $10 Groupon bucks after you make your first purchase.  This offer is only good if you make your first purchase by January 18th.  So if you buy today's deal you will get the credit!

Free Jack Johnson MP3 Download at Amazon.com

It's an oldie but a goodie - today on Amazon you can download Jack Johnson's song "Flake" off of the re-released debut album Brushfire Fairytales.

40% Off Your Entire Purchase at LOFT


Now through January 18th you can get 40% off your entire LOFT purchase in stores and online.  Just enter code ENTIRE at checkout.

Mega Swag Bucks Day


Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day which means better odds of winning our BIG Swag Bucks denominations! Search normally through your toolbar and with a little luck, you'll be winning large bills starting at 20 Swag Bucks and up.  There is no guarantee that you'll win high value Swag Bucks, but I have noticed I tend go get 11 and 12 SB for searches on Fridays more than other days.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will getting 30 swagbucks just for signing up!  It only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card!  This is the easiest way to earn Amazon gift cards in my opinion.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Free Handwashing Timer

The American Public Health Association is providing free handwashing timers - up to 3 per household.  You can go HERE to request yours. 

High Value Glad Trash Bags Coupon - Save $3/1

Go HERE to print a high value coupon to save $3.00 on any Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags (any count).  Use your back button to print twice.

(Thanks hip2save!)

Groupon - Get $15 to Spend on All-Natural Snacks for $5

I like this Groupon deal for Augusta today.  You can buy your Groupon for $5 and get $15 to spend on all-natural snacks like Annie's Bunnies at Snack Warehouse.  You can apply the value of the Groupon towards the shipping fee of $3.99.

If you are new to Groupon and sign up through this link Groupon will also credit your account with $10 Groupon bucks after you make your first purchase.  This offer is only good if you make your first purchase by January 18th.  So if you buy today's deal you will get the credit!

Swag Bucks Code Worth 15 on the Blog!


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog to score yourself a code worth 15 swagbucks until 5pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will getting 30 swagbucks just for signing up!  Plus join today for a 20 swagbuck bonus by entering code GameTime when you sign up.  It only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card!

Swag Bucks - Join Today and Get 50 Swagbucks!


Swag Bucks has added games to the many ways that you can earn swagbucks.  There are free games that you can play and you will randomly be awarded swagbucks for playing.

To celebrate the launch of the games page on Swag Bucks they are giving new members a special sign-up code to use today.  Enter code GameTime when you sign up today for a 20 swagbuck bonus in addition to the 30 you'll get just for signing up.  It only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card!

zulily.com - Deals for Moms and Babies



This t-shirt caught my eye today as one of the deals on zulily.com.  Zulily.com is a private-sale site for moms and kids that offers daily deals — up to 70% off — on children’s apparel, toys, gear and gifts.  Sign up here to start receiving their daily deals.

New Save $1.00 Coupon for Kellogg's Fiber Plus

There is a new coupon available to Save $1.00 off Kellogg's Fiber Plus cereal. After you print it will ask you to come back after you tried it to receive another $2/2 coupon.  To do this you will need to register where it directs you.

Weekend Planner

Need something for the family to do on Saturday the 15th?

The Civic Center of Des Moines still has tickets available for Strega Nona the Musical - the first performance in their family series this year.  Be sure to go early for the discovery party at noon with craft activities and demonstrations.  The price is reasonable at $10 at ticket.

Creative Kidstuff at Jordan Creek is hosting a free activity Super Science Fun Time Saturday from 1-3 pm.

Groupon Daily Deal for Des Moines - Get $15 at Okoboji Grill for Only $7 - Plus Sign Up for Groupon Today and Get a $10 Credit After Your First Purchase!


Today's Groupon deal for Des Moines is $15 to use at any of the 5 area Okoboji Grill locations for only $7.  The deal expires 7/15/11.

If you are new to Groupon and sign up through this link Groupon will also credit your account with $10 Groupon bucks after you make your first purchase.  This offer is only good if you make your first purchase by January 18th.  So if you buy today's deal you will get the credit!

Des Moines Double Dollar Deal - Incredible Pizza Company


Today on ABC5 Double Dollar Deals you can get a $50 certificate for only $25 plus shipping and handling.  Deal goes on sale at noon HERE and will expire 7/10/11.  We've never been there.  Is it worth getting?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chalkboard Tees on Jasmere - Now $10!


I'm excited to use my $5 Jasmere Credit today.  Jasmere put the spotlight on The Chalkboard Tee and the price is now $10 (dropped at least once today) for a $25 voucher.  For the cost of the voucher plus shipping you can get one of these fun children's tees for $15.  They can draw on their own shirt whenever they get the urge and chalk is included!  You can sign up to start receiving Jasmere deals HERE.

SwagBucks Code on the Widget


Check my Widget on the right hand side of this page for a code worth 4 until 8:30 CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can go HERE to sign up and start earning swagbucks to redeem for things like Amazon gift cards.  You'll get 30 swagbucks just for signing up!

Refer 15 Friends to itsThoughtful to Get a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Right now itsthoughtful.com is offering a $20 Amazon gift card for every 15 friends that you refer to the site for their Valentine's Day Gift Contest.  If you can get 15 friends to join by 11:59 pm on February 14th your gift card will be mailed by February 21st.  You will earn one $20 gift card for every 15 friends with a max of $400 in gift cards!

If you do sign up I would use your non primary email address although when I had signed up in the past I did not get much email from them other than a confirmation of joining.

Of course I would love it if you signed up using my referral link http://www.itsthoughtful.com/gift-contest/13613/ln/

Sign up HERE then share with you friends to try to earn your $20!

(Thanks Couponing to Disney!)

Free Music on iTunes

Do you use iTunes?  Just a reminder to check out the iTunes Store Free on iTunes section (scroll all the way down to the bottom to find it).  It's updated every Tuesday with a few new songs and usually a video too for free download.  You can also check out Free on iTunes on facebook for some free MP3 samplers to download.

Free ThermaCare Sample


Head over to ThermaCare on Facebook "like them" and go to the sample page.  This offer will only be available to the first 10,000 that sign up.

(Thanks hip2save!)

Today's Living Social Deal for Des Moines - Sam & Louie's Pizzeria

$30 to Spend on Food and Drink

Today's Living Social deal for Des Moines gets you $30 worth of food and drink at Sam & Louie's Pizzeria.  We have seen this pizza place over by Cobblestone Theatre, but we've never tried it before.  Is it any good?  This deal can only be used for dining in and doesn't expire until 1/13/12.

If you are new to Living Social you can sign up HERE to start receiving daily deals for your city.

Wordless Wednesday: Life As I Now Know It - Sweat Pants & Train Rides


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fareway Deals Jan. 11-17


Here's the deals I see at Fareway this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

Kellogg's Special K Cereal 2 for $5 (use BOGO HERE & in ad coupon buy any 3 Kellogg's Special K cereal and save $3.00 off your grocery order)
Vista Soup & Oyster Crackers $0.77
Yoplait Yogurt 10 for $5 (save $0.40 on six printable HERE)
Old Orchard Apple Juice $1.50 (use $0.50/1 coupon HERE)
Blue Bunny Ice Cream $2.79

What's on your Fareway list for the week?  Did you see any good deals I missed?

Hy-Vee Deals Jan. 11-17


Here's the deals I see at Hy-Vee this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

Hy-Vee Fruit (peaches, apricots, pears) $0.69 (stock up price)
Old Orchard Apple Juice $1.59 (use $0.50/1 coupon HERE)
Hy-Vee Egg Noodles, Rotini or Bow Tie Pasta $0.88
Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables $1.00
DiGiorno and California Pizza Kitchen Pizza $5.00

2-Day Sale (Prices Only Good Thursday & Friday)

Hy-Vee Bacon $1.99
Hy-Vee Shredded Cheese $1.00 (this is our stock up price - we freeze until we're ready to use)
Hy-Vee Cottage Cheese $0.99
Wonder Bread $0.99
Coke 2 Liter Bottles $0.88

What's on your list for the week?  See any good deals I missed?

Coupon for $1.00 Off Bear Naked


Head over HERE to give your opinion on a Bear Naked Product and in return get an email to print a $1.00 off any Bear Naked product coupon.  My hubby likes this granola, but we can only get it with a coupon so I was glad to see this offer!  Use the back button on your browser to print this coupon twice.

Check Out Coupons.com


There are some great coupons at Coupons.com available right now.
I just printed the following.  Enter zip code 32927 if you don't see the coupons listed below.

I was just able to print:

$5.00 off any Nature Made Vitamins and
$3.00 off any Leap Frog Tag book over $9.00

I recommend printing through Swag Bucks or My Points so that you can save & earn at the same time!

New to Groupon? Join Today to Get a $10 Credit After Your First Purchase!


For a limited time Groupon is offering $10 in Groupon Bucks for anyone who subscribes to Groupon after they make their first purchase.  This is a great time to sign up since Groupon does not usually offer this credit.  There is a catch though - once you sign up you must buy your first Groupon by January 18th.  Once you sign up you will start receiving daily deals for your city of choice.

I have purchased several Groupons since it started in Des Moines for restaurants, stores and activities.  They offer a lot of great deals - to get started go HERE to join.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Keebler Wheatables Rebate Offer


Keebler has a rebate available HERE for Wheatables crackers for up to $3.89 of the purchase price.  Allow 8 weeks to receive the refund check.

(Thanks Combat Clippers!)

Kellogg's Fiber Plus Rebate Offer

If you would like to try Kellogg's Fiber Plus Cereal for free head over HERE and print this rebate form then follow the instructions for this rebate offer from Kellogg's.  There is also a printable coupon for this cereal at the Kellogg's site HERE.

(Thanks Combat Clippers!)

Swagbucks Code on the Toolbar


Check your Swagbucks toolbar for a code worth 4 until 2:11 CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card!

Mail Call - What Freebies Have You Been Getting?


Here are a few of the things I've gotten in the mail over the past few days.  All of them free to me.  What freebies have you gotten in the mail? 
You can still request the Atkins Weight Loss Kit which includes 3 Atkins Advantage Bars HERE.

Free Milk - Enter Now!


The first 100,000 to register for the Why Milk Pour One Now Promotion will be sent an email with a coupon for free milk.  Head over HERE to register.  I just registered and received my coupon.

Free Sample of Cinnabon Cream of Wheat

Head over HERE to request your free sample of Cream of Wheat Cinnabon.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Swag Bucks Code on Twitter


Check our SwagBucks on Twitter for a tweet worth 15 until 7:20 CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card!

Free Sample from Playtex Sport

Head over HERE to request your free sample of Playtex Sport plus a coupon for $1.00 off.

Disney Movie Rewards - New 5 Point Code

There is a new code worth 5 free Disney Movie Rewards points!  
Just go HERE to login or sign up and enter code T5WM52PA7L.

If you purchase any type of Disney movies on DVD or go to Disney movies in the theatre you should join Disney Movie Rewards.  You can collect the codes from the movies, enter them on your account then redeem for free Disney items.  I've gotten several free Disney DVDs with my points.

(Thanks Coupon Geek!)

Save $1.00 on Any Halls Cough Drops Coupon


Head over HERE to print a coupon to save $1.00 on any Halls Cough Drops.  These often go on sale for $1.00 so you should be able to get them for free!

(Thanks Bargain Briana!)

Free Sample of Crest Whitestrips


Head over HERE to get a free sample of Crest 3D White Whitestrips from Walmart.com.

Pillsbury Coupons

Save up to $70 on your favorite brands

There are a lot of good coupons available right now from General Mills/Pillsbury.  If you are a member of Pillsbury you can just go HERE to sign in and print.  A few I printed include $1.00 off two Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, $1.00 off three Betty Crocker fruit snacks, and $1.00 off two boxes of Nature Valley Granola bars on sale this week at Walgreens.

Free Shipping at DisneyStore.com


This week you can get free shipping on your entire order at DisneyStore.com.  Just be sure to enter code FREESHIP at checkout.  They have a lot of items in their SALE.  I was able to get a few things that I'm going to use in Easter baskets this year. 

If you go through Ebates to make your purchase you'll get another 5% cash back!

Special K BOGO Coupon

The Special K Challenge™ Begins 1.1.11. GET A FREE BOX WHEN YOU BUY A BOX. SIGN IN TO GET YOUR COUPON

Check out the Kellogg's site to get your coupon for Buy One Get One Free Special K cereal.  You can print it twice by using the back button on your browser.

80% Off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates Starts Today

Save 80%: Get $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for only $2!

Right now you can get gift certificates at Restaurant.com for 80% off.  That means you can pick up a $25 gift certificate for only $2!  Be sure to enter code SPOON at checkout to get the discount.  The code is valid through 1/13/11.

Some Des Moines area resturants you'll find on there include Gino's, Felix & Oscars, Dos Rios, Christophers and many more.  Be sure to read the stipulations for each deal as they might be a little different.

If you go through Ebates to make your Restaurant.com purchase you'll also earn 15% cash back!

Today's Living Social Deal for Des Moines - Tumea & Son's

$30 to Spend on Food and Drink
I love today's Living Social deal! I haven't been to Tumea & Son's for a long time and now I have a good reason to go!  Today you can spend $15 to get $30 worth of food and drink and the deal doesn't expire until 1/11/12.

If you are new to Living Social you can sign up HERE to start receiving daily deals for your city.

Confession of the Day - I Enter Sweepstakes

Okay if you know me or have been reading this blog at all you know this isn't much of a confession.  I don't mind sharing that I like to enter sweepstakes on the internet and I love to win.  Although I am still waiting to win that dream house, ultimate vacation or the boat of my husband's dreams, I have won a lot of great stuff.  Some of my favorites included $500 toward custom blinds, $250 in Biaggis gift cards and a $100 check from Baby Talk magazine.  I love all the small stuff too - dvds, iTune gift cards, books, the list could go on and on.  I'm not writing this to brag - the point I'm trying to make is that you can't win if you don't enter and I'm proof that you really can win.

My favorite type of sweepstakes are instant-win that provide instant gratification.  Here are a few you can enter right now:


Pillsbury Toaster Strudel - A Million Morning Smiles

Honey Nut Cheerios - Non Challenge Instant Win Game

Tony's Pizza 99 Days of More

Ocean Spray & Heinz Ultimate Party Meatballs

Dollar General Fresh Start Every Day Swepstakes

Hunts Host The Ultimate Chef Party

Lindor Truffles What's At the Center of Your Dreams

Halls Pop a Drop and Don't Stop


That list should give you a good start.  Now let me know if you win anything and good luck!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Reminder - Invite Friends to Join No More Rack to Earn Prizes - Plus Get a $10 Credit Just For Signing Up


No More Rack is giving away more free products if you get your friends to register at nomorerack.com.  They are giving products away starting at 15 friends.  Your friends don't need to make a purchase just sign up. Once you register just visit nomorerack.com/friendrack to get your own unique referral link and start inviting your friends.  Your friends must check their inbox and confirm their registration.

To get the $10 credit once you sign up click on Redeem Gift Card then enter the code P1070. 

No More Rack is a daily deals site where their deals go live at 11 AM CST each day.  I like that the shipping is a flat rate $2 per item.

Weekly Menu Plan

Here is what we are having for dinner this week:
  • Italian Style Mini-Meatloaves w/ angel hair pasta & garlic cheese bread
  • Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole
  • Teriyaki Pork Roast w/ rice
  • BBQ Pork Sandwiches
  • Beef Enchiladas
We will probably have leftovers one night this week and will be eating dinner with my husband's family Saturday night.

If you need some more ideas check out the many blogs that participate in Menu Plan Monday over at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


What's for dinner at your house this week?

Recipe - Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

3-4 chicken breasts cooked & shredded
celery
1 onion
1 box wild rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
french fried onions
  1. Cook chicken.  Saute celery and onion.
  2. Cook rice according to package
  3. Mix chicken, celery, onion, rice & soup together and pour into greased dish.
  4. Top with french fried onions and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Free Sample of GoodNites® Underwear

Head over HERE to request your free sample of GoodNites® Underwear.