Sunday, January 29

Rewards for Earning Points.

Corona on Facebook, you can score free Corona Gear by doing the missions for the Beach Break, and earning points. Then you redeem those points at the Corona Store.

Biore on Facebook, you earn points to be redeemed towards coupons or packs of biore products.

Tabasco on Facebook, you can earn points, and different status's like Mayor, To Ambassador of Tabasco Nation.

Thursday, January 26

Free Zone Perfect Bars @Giant Eagle.

Use the .55 cent off one bar, or box coupons from Smart Source 1/22 at Giant eagle this month. It's ongoing til end of February. They are on sale 5/$5.00.

Win a Kindle Fire or an IPAD 2

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Rafflecopter is doing a giveaway for a kindle fire, or an IPAD, I entered!

Comforts for Baby, BzzAgent Greenvics

I didn't even know Kroger had their own baby line until I was accepted for this campaign, and now I am hooked. I used my free coupon from being a Bzzagent and purchased a 70pk of diapers. I'm very pleased with them, My son just turned a year old and he's already in size 5 diapers (He's 95% taller, and 50% heavier than other babies his age) Finding a diaper that fits his body type by weight is a little hard and Comforts for baby is just as good as the more expensive brands, Comforts for Baby box was only $14.99, I've paid up to $24.99 for other Store Brand Box diapers, and over $34.99 for high dollar name brand you only get 50 diapers in a box.

I was blown away at how much I could save by buying the big box of diapers instead of going to the baby retail stores.. The wipes are very thick, and unscented (good for him because he has excema during these cold arctic blast months, and I don't want his sensitive skin breaking out) Ive used every brand wipe imaginable, depending whats on sale, and what I had coupons for, and by far Comforts for baby has been the thickest. They should really advertise on that. I gave some of the 20& off coupons away while in the aisle at people looking at the products already. The selection was vast, and throughout the baby aisle, I was impressed. I was so impressed I went to Comforts facebook page and was surprised with a free diaper bag, and changing pad they were giving away! Talk about double awesome. The sippy cups are very well made, and I love the lid that flips over. I will definitively check out more items knowing how well the comfort line products are made.

The screen shot above is from Comforts for Baby on facebook when they were giving away samples.

Below are from my BzzKit. I received 20% off coupons, (1) Coupon for free diapers up to 90ct., (2) Sippy Cups, And (1) Box of wipes.

You can check out my other BzzCampaigns I have done for Kroger, & BzzAgent on my time line. I received these products for free to facilitate a review.

Monday, January 23

Shopping with Coupons 43235

Here's how to Coupon:

1. Don't ever pay someone to teach you, knowledge like this should be FREE.

2. Learn your favorite stores coupon policies! It is a MUST!

My favorite stores to shop at are Giant Eagle, Kroger, K-Mart, and CVS.

3. Print Out Your Stores Policy, Sometimes the employees don't even know corporates policy. Be polite about it, Let them talk first, then pull out your copy, and ask.. Why does this say something else, with a smile.

4. Save every single coupon from the Paper/Mailer/Tear/Blinkie you've ever come across, because more than likely somewhere will have a great sale. The key to using coupons is having a great selection of coupons to use. It's like a collection..

5. Print Internet coupons, like,,, are all creditable, legit sites to download their coupon printers and print from home. But remember just because theres alot of coupons, doesn't mean you HAVE to waste ink on every single one, Just print things you actually use/purchase/or something you buy anyways that's cheaper than your "main brand", it's OK to switch brands. You can also check out Sunday Coupon Previews!  When there is a high value coupon, I will buy a handful of Sunday papers.  So always know whats coming up.

6. Get organized, I use a zippered binder, with baseball card sleeves I bought from Dollar Tree. You don't have to waste $20.00+ dollars on a "Special" coupon binder. I bring the binder incase there's a managers special markdown on something I hadn't planned on buying while planning my shopping trip. I also have a special plastic mini file folder that fits in my purse that I keep those free product coupons I've won from Facebook Company Promotions, and Giveaways. You could be missing out on some great opportunities from your already favorite brands by not liking them on facebook.

7. When planning a shopping trip, Check Sales ads, usually your favorite store releases their weekly sales ad days before you will even get it in the mail, or in store, so always go online, and check that out, then see what's on sale, and look for coupons to match, or go online, and look for printables.

8. Organizing a shopping trip; I like to do it by the store, Use a regular Envelop, Write on the outside with pencil ( so I can erase later, for my next trip) What coupons you are using, and the qty so you know how many to pick up( some coupons have a limit on how many you can use, and some stores have policies, so know your policies), and try to keep things thats in the same Aisle/next to each other, that way it's easier to shop. I make an envelop for each store. I also calculate on the outside of the envelop how much that shopping trip should be.

9. Have fun with it, Don't go for completely *Free*, more reasonable, Go for 25% off what you normally spend, on the things you normally buy, say Toilet paper, Health & beauty products, Etc. I like to make a game out of what I can get for the regular price of one.

10. Always respect, and read your coupons, Use them for the items you are purchasing. Couponing is a privilege my friend!

Here are the List of Stores I love to shop at, and what each offers here in Columbus, Ohio (Check the policy at your store):

Giant Eagle; Offers a Giant Eagle Advantage Card, & Doubles up to a 1.00, meaning if the coupon is .75, it WILL double to 1.50, If you have a .99 cent coupon.. 1.98 ( Coupons usually with bar codes that start with a 5 usually double)! Which is a rarity but they do happen! Also there is a 12 coupon per item limit, But who really buys more than 12 of the same items in ONE transaction? They also only take two printed internet coupons per transaction. Here is Giant Eagles Coupon Policy. Another reason I love GE, You earn fuelperks to use at GetGo when you shop in the store, and foodperks when you use their GetGo to buy gas. Giant Eagle does Catalina deals all the time, Catalinas are the extra coupons that print at the end of your transaction, sometimes giving you money off for your next purchase. Ge, Does weekly, monthly, and extra fuel perk offers. You can also save electronic coupons to your Giant Eagle Advantage card online to use at the store(Called e-offers), but if you use the one on your card, you can't use a paper manufacture coupon together.

K-Mart: K-mart has a Shop Your Way rewards card that gives you free items in the sales paper, they are in coupon form, and the only catch is you have to spend atleast $25.00+, But thats easy to do when you use coupons.. They go by the price before coupons. They also double certain days of the week too! Go ask your local Kmart what days they do, Mine does it Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is Kmarts Policy. The good thing about Kmart is, you can go in, and ask all these questions at the customer service desk while signing up for the Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards Card. I just started shopping more at Kmart since another big company rubbed me the wrong way, way too many times, So Hello Kmart, You have my business now. =) Always be on the look out for the special promotions they are running too. For Example, they just did buy $50.00 worth, get a $5.00 gift card ( I banked on that promo , thank you Kmart ) You also earn points for your purchases, and can redeem them online.

CVS; Offers a Rewards Card, A Beauty Club,  They are always running promotions, and have a coupon center inside you can scan you rewards card at daily/weekly for special CVS coupons to be stacked with manufacture coupons. I usually save free item coupons I've won from websites/facebook to be redeemed at CVS, because for every $50.00 you spend on health & beauty for the Beauty Club, you get free $5.00 Extra Care bucks, It adds up fast. If you need help signing up for any rewards cards in store, just ask an employee, they are there to help you. Here is CVS's coupon policy.

Target; Offers 5% Red Card Savings on certain items if you have the card (You don't have to get the credit card one, you can get one that is linked to your checking account to still get the same savings.) Also, Target you are allowed to stack a Manufacture coupon with a Target Store Coupon.  There are also Mobile Target Coupons you can get sent to your cell phone, along with a new % off app program that target is doing called Cartwheel.  Really, the savings at this store lately has been crazy! Sometimes the mobile coupons are $1.00 off any Fresh Veggie, or Fruit.  That makes it free sometimes!! Depending on what you get. Don't forget to bring in your own reuseable bag, and that's another 5 cents off.  Here is Targets coupon policy( They also price match.)

Remember if you don't understand something, ask the stores customer service, a good customer service can, and will always help their customers out. Don't be afraid to ask.

Whatever store you do shop at, you can always find the coupon policy, print it, learn it, and plan your own score. See what rewards are offered, what sales promotions are going on, etc, and create your own mini score. Any % off is a great achievement!

Bonus Advice:

If ordering something online~ Search first.  And then to see if the store/item you are purchasing can offer you extra cash back, or shoppers points. It is seriously unreal all the extra offers you could be missing. You can also do a search at for the store to see if there are any cash off, or free shipping promotional codes available. I like the concept behind the most, if you do a purchase through them, you literally are Saving One meal for someone that needs it.

My PNC Bank Card/Points releases different offers for extra/double point rewards, it's always changing, Check your banks credit card/point rewards to see if they offer anything like that too. I usually save mine up for the year, then buy gas, and retail gift cards.

Corona Beach Break 2012

Corona is doing a thing for fans on facebook, you earn points for different challenges. Once you've earned some points you can go to the Corona Store, and get whatever it is you want (As long as you have the points), They pay for shipping, so it's free Corona Gear for their fans.

Sunday, January 22

Facebook Giveaways Week Of 1/23,

Facebook Giveaways Everyday week of 1/23:

Purex is giving 1.50/2 Printable (Make sure your Redplum Java printer is up to date, I had to install a new one, and missed it), but they are doing it all week.

I printed my purex coupon, went to the store.. and those things were 7.00 a piece, so 1.50 off two really .. I'll save the coupon, hopefully it'll go on sale somewhere..

Kraft is also giving away Mac N Cheese coupons.

Pantene pick the shampoo that was your favorite, Which ever one reaches 2,000 first wins, and if that is the one you voted for ~ You get a free product coupon.

Check out my friends Blog, Together We Can Make Cents~

Tomorrow(Monday) I am going to be giving a prize away in one of her giveaways! Her games are always fun, she plays Number & Word Bingo, Guess a #(all, Scavenger hunt, and Elimination, Her blog is Together We Can Make Cents!

A big thank you to her, and her fans that came to my blog, and Google Friend Connected me, I was starting to feel like I was talking to myself here. Hehehe..Soon I'll be humming, they're coming to talk me away, ha ha..

Things I've won from Dr. Oz!

I seriously love this man. Not only does Dr. Oz offer THE best giveaways on the net through his health, He also has alot of great advice on his program. Because of him, I started cooking with Safflower oil (Helps inflammation, Targets belly fat, and helps break it down easier), I bought a 32 oz bottle of it from for just the cost of SHIPPING. =) You can also follow him @Dr. Oz on facebook, I go there all the time, and stalk his page.

This was the best present/win I have ever won to date, I won this on Dec 19, 2011! Thank you so much Dr. Oz,

Sony S Tablet, retails for $500.00!

I was the happiest girl alive with it came on Jan 20, 2012 I can't get over how fast it is, the honey comb is beast, it plays flash, can program different devices!!.. I am in love. It even plays Playstation games like.. uh a playstaion? Bad to the comb!

Here are some other things I have won from Dr. Oz just recently.

Saturday, January 21

Hasbro Playsaver Coupons!

Hasbro just released some new Play Saver coupons, Go check them out, they are printable coupons from

The Hasbro Playsaver releases new coupons all the time! It's a first come, first serve, print asap! Kind of thing.

My local krogers had some of the board games, and electronic flash on Manager Special, so I got lucky, and got some awesome deals.

Guess the Total, and Win!

I am sponsoring a giveaway for an Amazon E-Gift Card on my Friends Together We Can Make Cents blog, whoever guesses the total amount out of Pocket, for ALL four stores these transactions were made at will win a $5.00 Amazon E-Gift Card. You just have to Google Friend Connect me, and leave a comment here in this blog with the price to play. This is my first giveaway, I love coupons, and I love to save!

First Store I stopped at was Kmart:

(6) L'oreal Hair Dyes.

(2) Aveeno Hair Gel/Foam

(31)Nabisco Cookies

(1) Red Monster Claw Feet.

(1) Christmas Bib, (1) Christmas Diaper cover

Also (6) 1-Liter Carbonated Waters

Heres what I got from Kroger, keep in mind the Diapers = Free because I am a bzzagent.

(2) Nerf Guns, (1) Scrabble Flash Game, (1) Hungry, Hungry Hippos.

Babies R Us:

(4) Bags Of Snikiddys Mac N Cheese Puffs, (2) babyGanics travel sprays, (1)bottle brush, (4) Tubs of Enfamil


(1) Parents Choice Formula.

It's only fair that I tell you what free product coupons I had used, Comforts for baby Diapers, and Parents choice, both I had free coupons for. Post your answers here, The person closet to the correct answer will get an Amazon E-Giftcard. You have to be my Google Friend, You can Google Friend Connect me over on the left hand side of the blog under the about me section that says "Join Site Now", or your answer will not count. 1/26/12.

Friday, January 20

Redbox Movie Awards Facebook Game!

You like games? I LOVE games, Go check out Redbox Movie Awards Facebook Game! You are playing for a chance to win 3 years free one-day movie rentals! Imagine a new release to watch every day! Once a week is alot.. This is everyday. Wish you all luck! You just have to pick out who you think will win. You can even challenge friends on the answers. Check back after the show on January 29 to see how you did against your friends!


Recycle Bank is one of my favorite websites for interaction between customer, and corporation, You earn recycle points for pledging to be greener~ to recycle~ to use less water, to just be doing things every american should be conscious of doing to make the planet not so full of trash.

I am part of Recycle banks Eco-Beauty Club, And I would like to tell you all about a new way to earn 10 points on the Pantene® Nature Fusion Facebook tab, Just go to Pantene on facebook, and take the pledge. I have.

Thursday, January 19 Mom Ambassador

I was just accepted to be a Green Moms Meet Ambassador Blogger! This is going to be great for me. I love trying new things, and getting my opinion out there. My blog is getting more views, and I have been adding more things for moms like me to do. I was thinking about making a recipe section too. And maybe do a giveaway. =) I've won some great things this year.
If you'd like to apply to be a Mom Ambassador, just go to, and follow the instructions.

Tabasco Nation on Facebook, Earn Hot Sauce.

Tabasco is doing a Tabasco Nation on facebook where you can work your way up to become a Tabasco Ambassador. Each level you pass, you earn something new. You can make points easy by uploading pictures for challenges, or taking polls. It's fun.

My favorite is the Green Jalapeno Sauce.

Sunday, January 15

VitaCost is Giving $10.00!! You still pay 4.99 shipping, but FREE $10.00!

Please use my ref. link to sign up, you will receive a $10.00 free promo code to the email you sign up with. Shipping is 4.99 but that isn't too bad, I've been wanting to try safflower oil,

Health Benefits of Safflower Oil

Although there is no consensus among doctors and tests are on-going, safflower oil has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of coronary heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. Although none of these claims have been proven, many people have shown that there are significant benefits to using safflower oil for health benefits.

Safflower oil also contains a high amount of Vitamin E which reduces respiratory problems, helps blood circulation, and strengthens the immune system. The high concentration of Vitamin E also helps the body eliminate free radicals in the body, lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer. It is great for cooking as the nutritional value is not lost even when heated to a high temperature-such as deep frying.

Safflower oil is high in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fats making it a great choice to keep your heart healthy. It also contains Omega-6 fatty acids which help the body burn fat. These fatty acids also build prostaglandins which help control muscle contractions, balance blood pressure, and help the immune system.

Safflower oil, when rubbed into the roots of your hair, has been shown to improve the hair quality and also giving the hair a lustrous sheen. It’s also been shown that it can moisturize skin giving it a healthy glow.

The oil is also added to a number of bath and body products as it helps smooth and moisturize skin. When applied directly to the skin, it can also reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles, reduce eczema, and reduce inflammation and redness.

After I used my 10.00 off *I bought 2 soaps, and 1 Safflower Oil, including shipping it came to 5.10, The Safflower oil would have been 7 + 4.99 shipping itself.

I'm out of cooking oil, and I've heard great things about the Safflower Oil, so I will blog about how it cooks!

I won a Nescafe Dolce Gusto on Christmas Eve! &&& It Came Today!

It came in just 3 weeks! It's awesome, If I were you, I'd go like Nescafe Dolce Gusto on facebook, just incase they have another awesome giveaway like the one last month. It ended 12/31/11, but everyday they were giving away 150 machines!!

The coffee is really good, but my favorite would have to be the Chococino, I have a killer sweet tooth, It smelled so good brewing, its also super fast, and smooth, The chocolate was creamy, and just perfectly the right amount of sweetness. The milk/cream was awesome. I loved switching the capsules, made me feel like I knew what I was doing, Lol.

The machine is super easy to use, theres simple, picture-step by step directions on how to make each drink, and nescafe also has a rewards program for buying drinks.

Pros: Fast Cups of Coffee, Variety of different flavors, Easy to Use, Tastes great

Cons: It's a little loud, but I'd rather hear that in the morning than a whiney 1 year old! So it's all good.