Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mailbox Goodies

The past few days have been somewhat of a blur. Lydia has decided that she only wants to nap one time a day, my car started overheating, grrrr.

In the mail since Thursday (in no particular order since I can't remember)

  • I received a HUGE blessing from a friend who send me gift certificates to a grocery store! We only spent a fraction, but it has been MONTHS since there has been so much food in our freezer! I was truly touched Liz by your generosity!
  • 37 Box Tops For Education that I won from Listia
  • 5 Reusable Grocery Bags from Jolly Time. The "cost" was 3 UPC's each. I mailed 15 UPC's in 1 envelope and it only cost 44 cents to mail. The BEST part was those UPC's were given to me, so I didn't even have to pay for the popcorn. (didn't get to eat the popcorn either, but that's okay)

Have to figure out what we're going to do about the car. Doesn't that ALWAYS happen? Once the car gets paid off it starts giving you trouble. The guy at Pep Boys told me one of my fans was out. So we've been using Fred's car since yesterday. Lydia loves it becasue she can feel the AC in the back seat in his car! lol

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mailbox Goodies

Monday's mail brought me:

  • some box tops for education I won in a Listia Auction
  • OK magazine
  • A coupon for a FREE half gallon of Hood Smart Start Milk
  • A coupon for a FREE non alcoholic Baileys coffee creamer

Tuesday netted me:

  • My FREE 24 pc set of Rubbermaid from Amazon via Swagbucks
  • My FREE 10 pc set of Pyrex from Amazon via Swagbucks
  • Vogue Magazine (still trying to figure out how I got that one)

If you're not using swagbucks yet, what is stopping you? I've got my mother doing it, one of my sisters and several of my friends. It REALLY does work. Click on the above link, sign up, and use swagbucks in place of your favorite search engine (even just a few times a day) - you just may win!

Today I got:

  • My FREE reusable grocery bag from Earthbound Farms

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Just earned 47 more points. More than 2/3 the way to my next FREE Amazon Card!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fun Filled Friday

Today in the mailbox was:

  • 39 BTFE that I won from Listia
  • a coupon for $1.00 of Banquet Family Sized Entrees
  • My Free Neil Med Neti Pot

I also won a $5 Amazon Card from a Giveaway that TattooAstronomy hosted last night. It went right into my account toward a new pair of shoes for Lydia.

On the way to Walmart I stopped and used my $1.57 balance on my DD card to get a medium iced coffee (cost me less than 50 cents)

Went to Walmart, picked up a prescription (that I am supposed to take Daily, but haven't filled since January) - Thanks to a secret pal

Got a Banquet entree (regularly $2.28) used my coupon got it for $1.28. I don't usually care for the quality of Banquets meat, but beggars can't be choosers. I have a 5 lb bag of rice and some mixed veggies in the freezer. It should get us at least a couple of meals.

Fred's compensation plan at work just changed too. So.... Sigh.... We MAY be able to qualify for WIC again, so at least Lydia can eat well. I hate that she doesn't get fruit and veggies every day. She at least gets juice on the days that she doesn't get fruit, but still.

I earned $2.45 on points4rewards in the past few days. Sure miss those paid emails, nearly $2 a day!

How was your day? Any goodies in your mailbox?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mailbox Treats

Today I got:

  • an issue of Parenting early years
  • Dunkin Donuts gift card with $1.57 balance that I won on Listia (Hey free cuppa joe)

Do you know about Listia? I just stared a few weeks ago, and I am hooked. You Auction your stuff off for free, and you bid on stuff for free. You get points for signing up, and points for logging in, sharing auctions on Twitter, Facebook, bidding, inviting friends (hint hint)

So far I have only bid on things that offer free shipping, but otherwise the buyer pays shipping (preferably through paypal)

I've gotten several My Coke rewards codes (which were subsequently emailed to me) and My DD card, and I'm waiting on some boxtops for education. People put all kinds of things up though. DVD's, Clothes, Accesories.... Check it out.

I have auctioned off Dr. Pepper codes and Huggies Enjoy the Ride Code, and currently have some Jolly Time UPC's up. Check it out! (click on one of my links above please)

Oh, and I also used my coupon for a free Coke Product that I got by "liking" Murphy USA on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Mailbox Treats

Today in the mail I got my Kraft Box with:

  • 4 packages of sundried tomato basil wheat thins
  • 3 packets of Vanilla Caramel International Coffee cafe mix
  • 1 coupon for a FREE Oscar Meyer lunch meat
  • 1 coupon for FREE Kraft Cheesy Explosion Macaroni and Cheese
  • A rebate form for $10 when you buy $30 worth of Kraft Products

My refund Check from McNeil for my Childrens Zyrtec came too!

AND my Pampers Pull Ups Sample (still a bit early)

Has anyone else NOT received their FREE pretzel m&m's yet?

I had $25 worth of Amazon Cards in my Swagbucks account So I ordered a 10 pc pyrex storage (and cooking) set, and a 24 pc rubbermaid storage set. I've gotten several things for the house and for Lydia COMPLETELY FREE just by using swagbucks instead of google as my search engine. If you're not using it, please sign up using the above link. It REALLY does work!!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I just won 38 points on irazoo for searching, "BCBSWNY"


I just got 55 points on iRazoo for searching, "ipratropium bromide".

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I just won 74 points on irazoo for searching "walnut fudge" Join and start winning today! I'm almost 1/3 of the way to my third FREE Amazon Card.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

1st Week of May

Got my box chock full of samples from the USPS on Thursday, it included among other things:
  • Taster's choice instant coffee stick packs (meh)
  • Splenda packets (use them)
  • Aveeno positively ageless Firming body lotion (I'll let you know if it is a miracle worker)
  • Secret Clinical Strength waterproof deodorant
  • McCormic Grill Mates Montreal Steak Marinade
  • BenGay Moist Heat Therapy pack
  • Aveeno Nourish+ Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Shower to Shower Sport powder, ans Shimmer Effects Powder
  • Coupons
  • and... a Dove Chocolate Peanut Butter.... thing.... It was supposed to be a BAR. But it was completely liquid. I was going to toss it. Fred said to put it in the freezer. I did, and he ate it when it was hard enough. haha


  • had a girls day with my pal Jeani. We printed out coupons from Lane Bryant and went and got our free Camisoles (retail value $19.50)
  • Hung out and talked and spent some time in the pool
  • Picked up my FREE 8x10 Collage photo for Mommy from Walgreens
  • The Mugs we ordered from snapfish arrived (used a free shipping code, and since I signed Fred up we got 50 free 4x6 prints and a FREE 8x10) Fred's Mom doesn't have a computer so we have to mail out pics of Lydia for her.


  • Free John Frieda Shampoo and Conditoner Samples in the mail
  • My BzzAgent Cover Girl Campaign packet arrived! Free Lip Shine and Eye Shadow Blast, Honestly, not too impressed with it. :( As pale as I am the colors barely even show up on me!
  • We had a coupon for $10 off $10 at J.C. Penney so Fred got himself a new green dress shirt and tie (came to $10.xx)

Tomorrow is Mother's day and we get to go to Church!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Today's Goodies

I had a $10 Kohl's Cash coupon (Thanks Mom!) So I went and got Lydia some clearance T shirts as she is growing out of some of her 18 month clothes already!

Freebies in the Mail:

  • Gillete ProGlide Fusion Razor (along with some coupons)
  • Plackers (by Grind no more) disposable night time mouth guard
  • Ok Magazine? (Don't know how I got this one, I know I had signed up for Weight Watchers and recieved Vogue, so I don't know where this came from)

I think I heard about most of these offers from Deal Wise Mommy go check her out, tell her I sent you!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Have you checked out iRazoo yet? similar to Swag Bucks in that it is a search engine, completely different in that you can NOT oversearch, the awards are higher (but so are the prizes), and when they have "treasure codes" you are free to post them anyhwhere! They have a Facebook page, and a twitter feed. They seem to be working on improving things, but I HAVE already cashed in for a $5 Amazon Card and received it, and am well on my way to my next one.

Their search results leave much to be desired, but honestly? I'm just looking to get points. I just searched a random phrase and won 60 points. If you're not signed up, try it!