Monday, June 20, 2011

Free Tropicana Juice from Kum & Go

Free Tropicana Juice

You can print a coupon for a free 12 oz. bottle of Tropicana Juice to redeem at Kum & Go.  Coupon is valid through 6/26/11.

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog until 4:00 CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the 1pm blog post to find out where to grab a code worth 7 swagbucks until 4:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can sign up now.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card! Plus right now you can enter code JuneBoom at sign up for an additional 50. This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!  All these swagbucks add up!

Free Rental from Blockbuster Express

You can get a free rental from Blockbuster Express with the code GOODSTART.  Code is only valid today 6/20.  Find a kiosk location near you.

Free Sample of Jif To Go Peanut Butter


Head over to Target's Sample Spot to request a free sample of Jif To Go Peanut Butter.  You will need to answer a few questions before submitting your information.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

$20 Target Gift Card When You Refer 3 Friends to Plum District


Plum District is giving rewards for referrals again today.  Just refer 3 friends through either Facebook Connect or Twitter and they will send you a $20 Target gift card!  You can sign up or login to Plum District.  Then view the deal and click on Get It.  Then you will be able to share on the social networking sites.  You must use the referral link from sharing this deal versus your normal Plum District referral link.  Your referrals must use the referral link that you shared and confirm their subscription for you to get this deal.

Plum District has offered some great deals in the past including $10 gift cards to Papa Murphy's for only $5 that I've received so it's definitely a great site to check out!

Pampers Gifts To Grow - New 5 Point Code


TWITTERDIPEWIPE is a code that will get you 5 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account.  Code expires tonight 6/20!  If you aren't a member of the Pampers Gifts to Grow program yet now is a great time to join.  When you sign up you will receive 100 free points to get you started.

Gifts to Grow is a Pampers rewards program where you accumulate points with every Pampers purchase you make.  There are great rewards offered including children's books and toys and Shutterfly products.  I have earned free photo books and prints through this program.  Go HERE to join today!

You can also check out these posts to collect some more Pampers Gifts to Grow points!

(Thanks Hip2Save!)

Save $0.50/1 Chex Mix Still Available to Print!


Thanks to Wild for Wags for pointing out you can still grab this great Chex Mix coupon right now on Coupons.com.  You can Save $0.50 on any one flavor of Chex Mix.  We normally see $0.50 off 2 coupons in the inserts, so I'm excited to see this one!  You can find it under zip code 80003.

Downy Facebook Giveaway at 3pm CST Today


Downy is giving away 2579 samples of Ultra Downy April Fresh today at 3pm CST.  Head over and like Downy on Facebook, watch for a status update with the giveaway and move quickly for your chance to try it.

While on Facebook head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Free Sample of Nivea Body Wash


You can request a free sample of NIVEA® Touch of™ Cashmere Cream Oil Body Wash courtesy of All You.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Mentos Gum Giveaway on Facebook at 11am CST

Reminder ~ Head over and "like" UP2U on Facebook.  They are giving away a free pack of gum to the first 1000 people at 11am CST every day through June 22nd.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Cancun Getaway


You can enter the Cancun Mexico Getaway from WomansDay.com for a chance to win a four-day, three-night stay for two at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun.  You can enter once a day through June 29, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Tide Stain Release Facebook Giveaway Today


**Update - giveaway will take place at 2pm CST and you will be asked to watch a short video first & answer a question**
You have another chance for a free sample of Tide Stain Release if you haven't already received a sample. Be sure to head over and "like" Tide on facebook to be ready for their next giveaway of 25,000 samples taking place today.  Watch the Tide wall for a status update with a link to request your sample.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Discovery Girls Magazine Review and Giveaway!


Book:  Discovery Girls Fab Girls Guide to Friendship Hardship

Description:  The Fab Girls Guide to Friendship Hardship is one of a four-book set of survival guides for middle school girls.  In this book girls will read about how to deal with problems in friendships and best ways to make and keep true friends.  It includes chapters on mean girls, cliques and being the best friend you can be.

My Review:   After reading through this book my first thought was I wish I had this book when I was growing up.  I've learned a lot about friendship over the years, but it's taken a long time and broken relationships to truly learn how to be a good friend.  I can say I still struggle with this from time to time!  I think this book would be a great resource for any tween or teenager.  I love the chapter on Being the Best Friend You can Be - anyone can benefit from the information shared.  It gives great advice from dealing with conflict to letting a friendship go.

I was also sent a couple of recent issues of Discovery Girls Magazine.  There are 2 different editions.  One for girls 8 & Up and also a middle-school edition.  The magazines are great because they feature real girls on the cover and in each issue.  The content is driven from girl readers themselves.  Since I don't have a daughter of this age yet I requested some feedback from women whose daughters receive this magazine and got nothing but positive responses.  It sounds like this magazine is truly a great resource for girls and the content is very age-appropriate.

The Giveaway: Thanks to Discovery Girls one reader of Confessions of a Frugal Mind will win a 1 year subscription to Discovery Girls Magazine (6 issues- a $20 value), one complete set of their Fab Girls Guides including Fab Girls Guide to Friendship Hardship ($40 value) plus a copy of their special Collector's Edition with 2 free gifts ($10 value)!


You can enter one time or multiple times (up to 8 entries) - just be sure to enter a separate comment for each of the entry methods. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Mandatory Entry:  Visit DiscoveryGirls.com and leave a comment sharing something you learned by visiting the site.

Bonus Entries:
(1)  Subscribe to Confessions of a Frugal Mind by email.  You must confirm your subscription.  Leave me a comment and let me know that you subscribe.  If you already subscribe leave a comment letting me know.

(2)  "Like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook then leave a comment letting me know you have liked the page.


(3)  Follow me on Twitter @JulsB20.  Then leave me a comment with your Twitter handle. 

(4) Follow Discovery Girls on Twitter @DGmagazine then leave a comment.

(5) "Like" Discovery Girls Magazine on Facebook then leave a comment.

(6)  Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect then leave a comment letting me know.

(7)  Follow this blog on Networked Blogs then leave a comment letting me know you do.


This giveaway will end Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 pm CST.  Giveaway is open to US and Canada.  Winner will be chosen using random.org. 

Disclosure:  I was provided a copy of the book and issues of the magazine for purpose of a review. No further compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Menards Deals Now Through June 26th


Menards deals are brought to you courtesy of my husband. Here are a few of his favorite deals this week. There are several items you can get for FREE right now after mail-in rebate.  Keep in mind your rebate will be in the form of Menards credit, so if you shop there and will use the credit it is a good deal. 

Irwin 20" Hand Saw FREE after $10.00 mail-in rebate

Goof Off Outdoor Cleaner FREE after $5.00 mail-in rebate

4" Poly Paint or Stain Brush FREE after $4.00 mail-in rebate

Vaseline Sheer Infusion FREE after $4.00 mail-in rebate

Hand Sanitizer FREE after $1.50 mail-in rebate

Free Mack's Earplugs


You can fill out a survey to receive a free pair of Mack's Earplugs.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks MojoSavings!)

50% off NYC Pizza Cafe

DSM Daily
Today on DSM Daily you can get $20 worth of pizza, sandwiches & salads at NYC Pizza Cafe in West Des Moines for only $10.  When you use this deal you'll also receive a bonus coupon for buy one get one half off on a future visit.   Deal expires 10/1/11.  If you are new to DSM Daily you can sign up to start receiving daily deals. 

Free Sample of Flanax Pain Reliever


You can request a free sample of Flanax pain reliever tablets.  There is a short form to fill out then you will need to click on the link in the email to confirm your request.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!


(Thanks MojoSavings!)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekly Menu Plan - June 19-25

We celebrated Father's Day at my in-laws today and had a yummy lunch of BBQ pork, pico de gallo and fresh fruit with dip for lunch.  Hope all the dads out there enjoyed their day!

We made Rhubarb Dream Dessert for the first time this season this weekend.  It is my second favorite way to eat rhubarb after strawberry-rhubarb pie.

Here is what my family is planning to have for meals this week:
We'll probably have leftovers once or twice during the week.  We are going out this weekend to Bombay Bicycle Club for my friend Frank's band Faded Pearl's CD release party and plan on using our Groupon for there too!

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?

50 Free Prints from Walgreens Photo When You Buy 50


Right now Walgreens photo is offering 50 free 4x6 free when you Buy 50 4x6 Prints. Be sure to enter promo code DEALS4DAD at checkout and select pick up in store to avoid shipping charges.

Recipe - Rhubarb Dream Dessert

I got this recipe years ago from a co-worker.  It makes a nice alternative to a rhubarb crisp.  I absolutely love the crust, but when it's pretty much powdered sugar and butter what's not to love!  Can you tell we were anxious to dive our forks into it?

Rhubarb Dream Dessert

For the crust mix together:
3/4 c. margarine
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt

Press into 9x13 pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool.  Once it is cooled top with 4 cups chopped rhubarb.

For the topping:
2 T flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
nutmeg to taste

Mix together flour and sugar then set aside.  Beat 2 eggs until light & fluffy.  Add flour mixture to eggs along with vanilla and nutmeg.  Pour over rhubarb and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Save $1.50/1 Wholly Product

There is a great new coupon being offered on the Wholly Guacamole Facebook page.  Head over and "like" them on Facebook, click on the coupons tab and print a coupon to save $1.50 on any one Wholly Product.  Coupon doesn't expire until 7/17/11 so hold onto it to match with a store sale.  Hy-Vee often has this on sale for $2 which would mean some cheap guacamole!

(Thanks Hip2Save!)

My Weekly Walgreens Trip

It's hard to take pictures in this house without one or both of them wanting to be in it or grab the camera!

There aren't any fabulous deals at Walgreens this week in my opinion, but I had a $1 in register rewards that was expiring, so I had to make a trip today.  Here's what I picked up:

Bought:  2 Suave Body Washes at $2.00 each
Used: B1G1 Suave Body Wash or Lotion (5/22/11 RP insert -expires today)
Final Price:  $2.00 for 2

Bought:  2 Suave Professionals Hairsprays at $3.00 each
Used: 2- Try Me Free Suave Professionals Coupons
Got:  $3 in RR's for buying $10 in Suave Products
Final Price:  FREE

Bought: Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner on sale for $2.99
Used: $1.00 off any one Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner (no longer available)
Got: $1 RR
Final Price:  $0.99 after coupon & RR

Bought:  Pure Silk Shave Cream $0.99 with in-ad coupon

Bought:  4 Mandarin Oranges $0.50 each with in-ad coupon

Bought:  Revlon Nail Clipper $2.99
Used: Save $2.00 off Revlon Tools catalina coupon
Final Price:  $0.99

Bought:  2 Skinny Cow Candy @ 2 for $1.79
Used: B1G1 free Skinny Cow Candy catalina coupon
Final Price:  $0.99 for 2

I used $3 in Register Rewards on all of the above and spent $1.98 out of pocket.  I also got back $4 in Register Rewards!  Total Savings was $25.86!

Pampers Gifts To Grow - New 10 Point Code & 100 Points for New Members


FXHMWY4WKHU47JD is a code that will get you 10 more points in your Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards account.  This one expires June 24th!  If you aren't a member of the Pampers Gifts to Grow program yet now is a great time to join.  When you sign up you will receive 100 free points to get you started.

Gifts to Grow is a Pampers rewards program where you accumulate points with every Pampers purchase you make.  There are great rewards offered including children's books and toys and Shutterfly products.  I have earned free photo books and prints through this program.  Go HERE to join today!

You can also check out these posts to collect some more Pampers Gifts to Grow points!

(Thanks Coupon Pro!)

Hot Dog Coupons Available to Print

There are a couple of different hot dog coupons available to print right now on Coupons.com:

You can grab this new one to save $1.00 off (2) packages of any OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs      OR

this one to save $0.75 off any (2) packages of Ball Park Franks

Cole Haan Up to 75% Off at 6pm.com & $2.95 Shipping!


I love Cole Haan shoes and today they are on sale at 6pm.com for up to 75% off!  What makes this even more exciting for me is that they have lowered their flate rate shipping to only $2.95 for the rest of the month!

Mentos Gum Giveaway on Facebook at 11am CST

Reminder ~ Head over and "like" UP2U on Facebook.  They are giving away a free pack of gum to the first 1000 people at 11am CST every day through June 22nd.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Sweepstakes of the Day - $25,000 Switch & Save


Enter the Switch & Save Sweepstakes brought to you by Better Homes & Gardens along with Arm & Hammer for a chance to win $25,000 to spend on the things you love.  After you enter you will also be able to grab $14 worth of Arm & Hammer coupons.  You can enter once a day through 8/31/11.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Julie (jmatek@xxxxxxx.com) the winner of the pet coupons giveaway.  Thanks to everyone that entered! 


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80 Swag Bucks for New Members

Search & Win
I post about Swag Bucks all of the time because it is truly one of the easiest ways I have found to earn. I earn Swag Bucks just by searching the internet using my Swag Bucks tool bar.  I search for just about every page I visit and win regularly.  Then I redeem my swagbucks for Amazon gift cards or other gift cards. It only takes 450 swagbucks for a $5 Amazon.com gift card.

If you haven't joined yet - the rest of this month is a great time to.  There is a new swag code for new members only to use when they sign up that will earn them an extra 50 swagbucks in addition to the normal 30 everyone gets when first signing up.  Be sure to use swagbucks code JuneBoom when registering to get the bonus bucks!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog until 6:00 CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the 2pm blog post to grab a code worth 4 swagbucks until 6:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can sign up now.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card! Plus right now you can enter code JuneBoom at sign up for an additional 50. This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!  All these swagbucks add up!

Disney Movie Rewards - New 25 Point Code!

Disney Movie Rewards on Facebook reached 200,000 fans, so they released a new 25 point code to celebrate!  Head over to Disney Movie Rewards to login or sign up and enter code face200.  Hurry this code expires tomorrow 6/19!

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.

Mentos Gum Giveaway on Facebook at 11am CST

Reminder ~ Head over and "like" UP2U on Facebook.  They are giving away a free pack of gum to the first 1000 people at 11am CST every day through June 22nd.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Sweepstakes of the Day - AirSpeed Your Cleaning


You can enter the Eureka AirSpeed Your Cleaning sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 12 Airspeed Gold bagless upright vacumn cleaners.  Head over and "like" Eureka on Facebook then click on the Sweepstakes tab.  You can enter once a day through July 24, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Last Chance for Walgreens Free Photo Collage

Capture his heart this Father's Day FREE 8x10 Collage Print thru Saturday, June 18. Get coupon code

Today is the last day you can order a free collage print from Walgreens Photo. Be sure to enter promo code 1FREEBIE at checkout.  Print can be picked up at your local Walgreens store, just use in-store pick up for free shipping.  This offer expires 6/18/11.

Get $30 When You Refer 3 Friends to Ebates

Ebates Bonuses

Ebates has a great referral bonus offer going on right now.  If you refer 3 friends and they make a purchase of $25 or more earning cash back you will receive $30.  The bonus gets even bigger the more friends you refer.  You have until August 31, 2011 to make your referrals.

Ebates is a shopping site that provides you with the various promotional codes available for online retailers. When you click on the link through their site they will give you a percentage of your purchase as cash back.  I always check with both Ebates and Upromise.com to determine which site will give the higher percentage of my purchase back to me.

You can sign up with Ebates here.  You will get a $5 bonus when you make your first purchase!  If you shop online you should definitely be earning cash back on what you are buying anyway!

Free Sample of Invisible Glass Wipes

You can request a free sample of Invisible Glass Wipes.  Limit one sample request per household per year.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Free Sample of Head & Shoulders Shampoo

Head  over and "like" P&G Everyday Solutions on Facebook where you will be able to request a free sample of Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 High Endurance Shampoo and Conditioner for MenJust click on the Special Offer tab and fill out the form.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Free Subscription to Car & Driver


Here is another great magazine offer from freebizmag.com.  You can request a free one-year subscription to Car and Driver Magazine.  I have received several magazines from freebizmag and you will never be billed.

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 24


One of my goals for the year is to keep track of all the extra money I make from reading emails, taking surveys and collecting Swag Bucks.  Now I know this will not seem like much, but keep in mind the little things really do add up over the course of a year and $5 or $10 here and there can pay for some of the fun stuff. 

Here's what I earned this past week: 

$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks ($135 for the year so far!)

Total for 2011: $ 540.56


Did you earn any extra "fun money" this week?  How did you do it?

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 19
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What I Earned in 2011 - Week 21
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 22
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 23

Friday, June 17, 2011

Free 6-month Subscription to Newsweek


You can request a free 6-month subscription to Newsweek Magazine right now from freebizmag.com.  If you qualify to receive it you will never be charged.

Free Sample of Prilosec OTC

Prilosec OTC

This freebie is still available

You can request a free sample of Prilosec OTC heartburn medication.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Savings for Mott's for Tots from Vocalpoint


If you are a Vocalpoint member you should be able to sign up to receive information and savings on Mott's for Tots.  I'm hoping this will include a sample!  If you aren't a member of Vocalpoint yet you can sign up right now to start receiving exclusive discounts, coupons and freebies.

Free Disposable Potty Chair Liner Sample


You can request a free sample of Tidy Tots disposable potty chair liners.  Quantities are limited.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Don't Make Me Nuts!)

Coupons in Sunday's Paper


You can head over to Sunday Coupon Preview to find out what coupons will be in this Sunday's paper.  There will be 2 inserts - 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum.  We usually determine where we fill up with gas based on the coupon inserts.  If I want an extra paper we head to Kum and Go.  If not we take advantage of the gas discount at Hy-Vee.  Where do you get your Sunday paper?

Extra 25% Off Sale Items This Weekend at Gap Online

GAP

This weekend you can get an extra 25% off sale items at Gap.  Be sure to enter promo code GAPSALE at checkout.  Sale is valid online only and ends Sunday, 6/19.

If shopping online be sure to go through Ebates or Upromise to earn cash back on your purchase!

Mentos Gum Giveaway on Facebook at 11am CST

Reminder ~ Head over and "like" UP2U on Facebook.  They are giving away a free pack of gum to the first 1000 people at 11am CST every day through June 22nd.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Tournament to Comfort

You can enter the Dove Men+Care Tournament to Comfort Sweepstakes once  a day through June 20, 2011.  You could win a round trip to Atlanta or one of multiple instant prizes including Dove Men+Care retail gift packs.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

30% Off Sale Items at LOFT


You can get an extra 30% off sale items at LOFT right now in stores and online.  LOFT is my favorite clothing store for myself.  I may need to run to the mall this weekend!