Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pampers Code

Pampers Latino Facebook Page reached their goal of 10,000 fans.  Here is a 10 point Gifts to Grow Code

10000LatinasFbk (Expires April 1)


I was VERY skeptical when I opened these Knorks.  They said they were reusable plastic but felt pretty lightweight and I doubted they'd cut through ANYTHING!

I wasn't planning on a video, I just grabbed my camera off the bookcase so I had no script or anything, but I think you can hear the genuine surprise in my voice when I cut the chicken!  lol

The edges are not serrated, but it cut so smoothly!  I love the vibrant red color too!  It matches my plates!

Dealpulp had a deal last week where you could get for $3, $7 toward a purchase at I had a dealpulp credit so I thought, "Why Not?"  The stainless steel Knorks were $7.  Then I was afraid we'd fight over it.  So I looked a bit further and came across these.  A 4 pack was $3 (Amazon has them for $2).

<<<<<--------- Click here to order *wink* *wink*

They were lightweight enough that my 2 year old could use them as a fork, and since they are not serrated she couldn't hurt herself!

Pretty neat!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday and Freebies

We've been fighting this sickness for over a week now, and I am ready for it to be GONE!

Thankfully I am not wheezing today, albeit a bit congested.  I can deal with that!

I have not been grocery shopping (a full trip) in over a month.  We buy Milk every week and pick up a thing or two here and there - I was going to go last week, but was so sick.  Wednesday Fred grabbed a Pizza on the way home ($5) and last night we had Quiznos (I had a $10 Groupon that I'd paid $5 in Groupon bucks for)

I am excited about something coming from Dealpulp too. Using $3 of my Dealpulp credit I got a $7 credit toward  My kitchen accents are red, so I think these reusable red plastic knorks will be fun.  We all know what sporks are, but Knork?  It is a non serrated knife-fork combo!  I'll review them when they arrive and we get a chance to use them!

Lydia got a box chock full of goodies from Grandma (Frugal Frann) She's frugal with herself, but loves to spoil her grand kids!  2 Dresses from Old Navy and a pair of sneakers, 2 skirts and a top, 2 pairs of pajamas, 4 mini books and 2 sets of flashcards.  Oh, and the cutest polka dot tights!

We just ran to Starbucks and used my gift card to get a tea, and I got 2 cake pops.  I had the Rocky Road (too chocolately for my taste) and got Lyd the birthday cake one - she took 2 bites then was done (I then sampled it - WAY sweet.  I should have stuck with the salted caramel square!

I got a coupon in the mail yesterday for FREE Kandoo pop-up wipes (up to $4) and a FREE issue of Parent's magazine.

I was able to cash out with Beezag for my first $8 to paypal. Just for watching a few videos tailored to my liking.  They say it will process in 7 days.

I cashed out today for another $5 Amazon Gift Card from Irazoo.

I received my $20 worth of Amazon Gift Cards this week from Zoombucks.

I've been doing Superpoints, but haven't cashed out yet - if you'd like an invite, let me know!

Mypoints I've been doing for over 10 years, and I still love it!  I have some points pending, but once they clear I am cashing out for a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.  (Again - if you want an invite, let me know)

Swagbucks is the one that "pays" the best.  I earn a $5 Amazon Gift Card each week, and pairing these with coupons and Amazon mom and Subscribe and save - We haven't paid for diapers since the summer!

All of the above links are my referral links, so if you're not a member of these sites but are thinking of joining, I'd appreciate it if you joined through my link!

I'll also be glad to try to answer any questions you might have.

Planning to go to the Elberta, AL German Sausage Festival tomorrow - hope the weather cooperates!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pop Tart Fans?

Perfect purchase!  LOL I ONLY like the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon ones, and Hubby loves the frosted strawberry! 

<<<------- Click here to order *wink* *wink*

Thanks Raining Hot Coupons!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Today's Goodies

In the mail I got my Target Beauty Bag

It is a Sonia Kashuk white, blue and purple zipper cosmetic case filled with:
  • 1.7 oz Pantene Color Preserve Shampoo
  • 1 oz Nivea Hydration Express Daily Lotion
  • .3 oz Fekkai Shea Butter Shampoo 
  • .3 oz Fekkai Shea Butter Conditioner
  • .15 oz (full size) Neutrogena Naturals lip balm
  • Revlon Colorburst lip balm swatch in hot pink
  • And OVER $25 in coupons!

    I also got from SC Johnson "Right at Home"
    • 10 Ziploc Zip 'n Steam bags
    • 100 Ziploc Snack bags

    I ALSO got an oil change!  woo hoo!

    And had another email from mypoints for the Starbucks card get 500 points when you buy an e-card worth $10 or more.  I used the balance on my registered Starbucks card to buy myself a card.  Win/Win!

      Monday, March 21, 2011


      Today I got my first cash out of $20 in Amazon Gift Cards from Zoombucks It is another "search and win site" I usually only win once a day, and there are promo codes periodically - but it takes seconds, and my Amazon Account is $20 richer.

      I also won a mini-giveway from Adventures of a Couponista on Facebook for $10 off Amazon Diapers.  (Sad to hear that April's magazines have no coupons)

      We're sick here.  I've got bronchitis and sinusitis, and Lydia and Fred have colds.  It's been since Wednesday for Lyd and I.  (bleah)

      What's going on with y'all?

      Would you mind keeping my friend Jennie in prayer?  She found out last week that she has a brain tumor.  They doctors want to wait 3 months to do another MRI to see if it has grown.  She is planning on seeking a second opinion.

      Sunday, March 20, 2011

      Beezag - watch Videos for Paypal $$

      Check out Beezag for the remainder of the month of March, most videos you watch score you 250 points.  At 8000 points you can cash out.  I am currently at 6,980.

      You watch short videos, and enter the 2 digits that scroll across your screen.  Many of the videos also enter you into a sweepstakes.  I have NOT cashed out yet, but I was referred by a reliable source.

      Thursday, March 17, 2011

      Sweet Mamapedia Deal

      Mamapedia is another one of those Groupon type sites, today, you can get Disney's Family Fun Magazine for $5 for a one year subscription - you get $5 for signing up.  Free Subscription anyone?  Check it out below!

      $5 for a One-Year Subscription to Disney FamilyFun Magazine ($10 Value) See Below for Two-Year Subscription Offer

      Saturday, March 12, 2011

      simple pleasures

      I've been blogging on Xanga for 10 years and I am used to that.  I've been here for just over a year - you know I JUST LAST NIGHT found out how to get an email notification when someone commented here?  lol

      I used to scroll through to see if there were new comments, and always hoped I wasn't missing any.  *facepalm*

      Today is the last day for the FREE petite dessert at Starbucks with a beverage purchase. (between 2-5 I have a gift card) I gave hubby my cake pop on Thursday, devoured my salted caramel square yesterday, today I am leaning toward the red velvet whoopie pie. 

      Has anyone read this book?  Any thoughts on it?

      Tuesday, March 8, 2011

      Went to Publix this AM with my FREE Chef Boyardee coupon.  They were on sale BOGO so I got 2 for Free.  I also got my Free Coffeemate from the Facebook promotion and my free 1.25 liter coke from mycokerewards.  

      A few weeks ago there was an Aunt Jemima promotion on Facebook too.  I did not get the Free coupon, but $1 off 2 boxes.  Well they happened to be BOGO also, so I got 2 boxes of waffles for $1.49.  I also got a box of Pork Roll.  I was glad when I moved to the deep South to find out that Publix carried Taylor Pork Roll.  It is an occasional treat - I got it today. :)  I also bought Thomas's multigrain bagels (no good bagels down here) but they'll do toasted. :)

      When the mail came I had a small box from the Facebook Cheez-it promotion with 3 individual pouches.  We tried the colby.  mmmm

      I got the package from Pop Chips that I won from Happymomblogger.  It was a cute little box containing six - .8 oz bags of popchips.  One in each flavor:
      • Potato Cheese
      • Original
      • Salt and Pepper
      • Barbecue
      • Salt and Vinegar
      • Sour Cream and Onion
      There were also 2 coupons for a FREE bag, 2 coupons for Buy One bag Get One Free, 2 coupons for $1 off a bag and a chip clip.  

      Saturday, March 5, 2011

      My Sister's trip to Safeway

      This is most of a conversation I had with my sister today (on Skype IM) It has been cleaned up a bit and I removed her name for her privacy.  Her name is Kim.  Where I spoke It begins with my skype name - the rest is her.  She lives in PA, is a SAHM and knows her coupons - she's the one that got me started.

      Have any of you had a similar experience at Safeway?  What would you recommend?

      KIM:  I had problems at Safeway yesterday.  I gave them my card and told them keep it.......I will not be returning.
      I had my purchases and there was the self checkout, the express lane and one regular open open. 
      I got in the regular because of the problems I had last time. Safeway has this stupid rule that in order to use a Safeway coupon, you need to spend $15 on groceries that do not have a Safeway coupon attached to it.
      They had a coupon where if you spend $15 on any frozen items in the store, you get $5 off your order instantly. 
      I purchased 6 Tabasco sauces, 3 mustards, 3 Gorton's popcorn shrimp, 2 loaves of bread, 2 pounds of bacon, 6 Greek yogurts and 1 package jimmy dean sausage sandwiches.
      I also had 2 franks red hots sauces
      of course I have a coupon for everything.........

      Stacey Knapp: right ;P

      I stand in line 10 minutes and its a long line I said the heck with this and decide to go to self checkout
      then I realized I forgot their rule about only one Internet coupon....I solve that by putting one thing of Frank's on a shelf and coupon back in my box, one coupon for bread went back in box.
      oh i forgot i had a pack of feta cheese with no coupon
      I start scanning and save the frozen items for last, it's well over $30.
      I start scanning coupons.  Last week, the lady told me to scan the coupon, set it aside and put them all in the box when done so i do that..........
      Witch lady comes over and says I need to put them in the slot NOW, fine......I do that.

      Stacey Knapp: did she think you were re-using them?

      Who knows?So I keep doing that and she comes over and watches.  I give her coupon for bacon and tell her it didn't work she digs through my bags........2 things of bacon were on top of bag, in bag but on top.
      she takes that off then says something else as I scan yogurt coupon I turn my head to face her and she says......HOW MUCH DID THAT TAKE OFF??? REALLY NASTILY AS IF IT DOUBLED IT OR SOMETHING.

      It was a blinky machine coupon and I really didn't know what the barcode started with, you normally only find the ones that start with 5 in Food Lion or areas where they don't double.  I tell her I don't know, I was looking at her. She gets in front of the computer and starts punching things in, turns out it didn't double, only 75 came off once, I turn to her, hand her my coupons and tell her, you know what, since you have such a problem with my scan the rest of them in.  I'm not trying to steal anything and I don't need you acting like I am. If there is a problem..go ring them in.

      Stacey Knapp: did you get her name?  I'd shoot a letter to Corporate

      no it gets better that Safeway employees don't care about their customers

      Stacey Knapp: it is this stupid "extreme couponing" show that makes couponers look like thieves

      She goes and gets the assistant manager, I explain to her what happened and she finishes scanning the coupons. I'm fine with that but my $5 didn't come off instantly - you wanna know why?

      Stacey Knapp: because you wouldn't be paying enough?

      Because the frozen Gorton's popcorn shrimp is seafood.....not frozen

      Stacey Knapp: are you kidding me?????

      Then the lady from last week is yelling in the background.......ARE THEY ALL THE SAME COUPONS???
      I got them from the freezer section in the seafood department, but i only got them so i could get the $5 off.........wasn't getting them because I wanted them, So I tell her then if they aren't frozen, and your offer says any frozen items in store, I don't want them, I want my money back.

      (remember I was buying an additional $15 worth of stuff so I could get in on that offer)

      She tells me no you can't because you used coupons.......I'll have to go through all your coupons

      Stacey Knapp: meanwhile she made you put them in the slot.

      This was the assistant manager..........I say fine........she says move over here to another register and she goes and gets all the coupons out of the slot.  Now i had already paid for the groceries.....the items were mine
      she takes all the coupons and starts sorting them out....tells me i didn't buy enough yogurts? Huh ?  I bought 6, there are 3 coupons for 75/2.  She tells me that I used too many tabasco coupons?What??? there are 6 look I show them to her......she looks on receipt...........then she says.....(now get this)
      You can use that many free coupons

      Huh? they weren't free..........they were $1.59 she said yes but the 75¢ doubled so they were almost free.  I say no, they were 9 cents..........she rolls her eyes and says SAME THING.

      Then she looks at coupons and tells me i used 3 Gorton's coupons but only got 2 items.  I tell her no........and show her third.  Ok so then she figures out that i get $8.97 back..........the price minus the coupons, plus she gives me the coupons back...........but.......she only gives me $6.97.
      And while she was getting the money out, she asked the manager about my tabasco coupons and he told her there is no limit, as long as I have the items.  So then when she hands me back the extra $2, she tells me that the best thing she can say is next time I use that many coupons to not use self checkout.  I told her but there was only one line open and I stood in it before  getting in the self checkout  I then tell her, you know what and hand her my card........keep this because I will not be back.

      Stacey Knapp: did you try sending an email?   Maybe the store employees have a thing for giving customers a hard time

      I'm not gonna bother,  I do not need to be treated like a criminal because I'm using coupons I won't be back.......forget them, their sales aren't all that good anyhow and if a sale is that great......there are Safeway's towards Baltimore city if the sale is so good its worth driving to, then it'll be worth driving to  Baltimore for it