Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Money Saving Apps for your Phone

Sharing this post from Common Sense with Money. You can read the entire post HERE.

Money saving FREE applications for your iphone or itouch. A complete list is on Coupon Cravings and you can even enter to win an iPod Touch (8 GB)!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Uses for your old phone books

Since they just delivered new phone books, I rounded up my old ones and was racking my brain on how to re-use them. Of course I have read about a lot of uses,but I couldn't remember them. DIYLife has a useful post HERE with lots of good (and some LAME) comments from reader.
A sampling of the better comments:
"I take pages from the old phone book and run them through the paper shredder. It makes great packing material for fragile objects and is a "green" alternative to Styrofoam peanuts"

"My husband and I use them at the shooting range for targets. It's interesting to see which bullets from certain guns penetrate the whole book. When we are finished, we use them for backyard fire starters in our fire pit."

"the pages are great for cleaning windows. the leave no lint or streaks."

And there are 2 other,illustrated uses from one of my favorite blogs Making Do With Not So New.

I personally keep last years phone book in my car for phone numbers and addresses of businesses.

Free Whataburger Aug. 3!

According to Whataburger's Company Website, wear orange and receive a FREE Whataburger hamburger!
"Pull out your best orange outfits and wear them with pride. We’re celebrating our 60th birthday on August 3rd from 5pm-8pm. Just stop by your neighborhood Whataburger, show off your orange and get a free Whataburger."

Thanks to Pary Moppins for originally posting this deal!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Win a $10,000 Back Yard Makeover

Little Debbie is sponsoring a $10,000 Backyard Makeover Giveaway! Go HERE to enter! Other prizes include: a Kingsford Table Top Grill and Little Debbie Die Cast 3 Piece Race Car Sets. Hurry, you can only enter until 7/31.

Fabulous Friday Specials at Christian Book Distibuters

Christian Book Distributors has Fabulous Friday Specials and you can get many books, DVD's, Bibles or curriculum and the like for pennies in the dollar! One of my favorite features there is tha I am able to search by price, and they take PayPal.
You can even get Ellie Kays "1/2 Price Living" for $1.99!

Kids Eat Free at IHOP in August

IHOP posted on their Facebook Page that Kids eat free every day in August from 4-10p.m. They also posted THIS VIDEO, very cute. (not promotion related) And don't forget to sign up for the Great Pancake Revolution HERE and get a free meal for joining, on your birthday, and your 1 year anniversary of joining!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stale is a state of mind

Don't you just hate stale foods? Well, re-use them!

Stale bread (and bakery breads) makes great croutons or breadcrumbs.

Stale taco shells can be ground up and added to your cornmeal (or fish fry seasoning)

Stale cereal is great for cereal bars

Stale four tortillas can be used to make Cinnamon crispies
    cut tortillas into 4's, like pizza, or cut by length into strips. Brush with melted butter, add cinnamon and sugar mixture and bake for 3-4 minutes. Yummy!

Stale potato chips can be used as a topping for casseroles or homemade mac n cheese

Quick Tip

Do you have a potty trainer? Or maybe a small child who hates those automatic flushing toilets used in public restrooms? Carry some colored Post-It notes in your purse. Stick a few over the sensor and the flusher won't go off until you remove. And they can be used over and over again. I have found the darker colored ones work best.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Bzz on CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion

I am a proud Bzz Agent and I recently received a free sample of Cover Girl's Lash Blast Fusion Mascara!

It was so exciting to be able to test such a great product, and actually be happy with it. The mascara is awesome, and adds lots of volume. It separates wonderfully, doesnt' clump or smear. I even slept in it, and it didn't smear, smudge or leave me with raccoon eyes. I was afraid it would be hard to remove that next morning, but it came off quite easily. I did notice it was on sale at CVS recently, for under $7. Not too high, but it is still worth every penny.

Mail Call!

In the mail today I received:
Easy Up from Pampers Potty Training Kit (included 1 Easy Up, stickers, chart, coloring page and coupons)
Root Awakening samples and coupon from StartSampling
Enjoying EveryDay Life magazine from Joyce Meyers Ministries
(not pictured) Mini Boden catalog with 15% off and free shipping coupons/codes

Watch videos for $$

(exclaimer: you won't get rich doing this,but it is fun, free and easy)

Join and watch videos for points that can be redeemed for cash! Go HERE to sign up! You can read all the FAQ's HERE

Click to Donate

Go to The Hunger Site and click to donate 1.1 cups of food to children and others in need. Explore the site for other click to donate causes.

Free samples sampling

Get a free sample of Dove Hair Care HERE

Become a product tester for Naileen Nails HERE

Free Special K Protein Bar and coupons HERE

Free sample of Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetener HERE

Free Better than Ears dog treats sample HERE (from Wal-Mart)

Free Goodnites Underwear Sample HERE (from Wal-Mart)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Money Monday

Today I received:

$20 check from survey site
$10 in Amazon Gift Cards from Swagbucks
$5 CVS Extra Care Bucks for completing a survey for the CVS Advisory Panel

1 FREE movie ticket from the Kellogg's Toy Story 3 Cereal Promotion

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Intresting article: 100 Things to do on a money free weekend

I found this article on The Simple Dollar titled "100 Things to do on a Money Free Weekend" and found it intresting, just wanted to share!

Getting back on board

So, little blog, you have been neglected for some time. *sigh*
We have had a very busy summer! My oldest 2 have been going back and forth for camps (thank goodness for fundraisers!!), we have been potty training, volunteering at our church and just trying to keep up with the calendar.
My gardening sputtered out, and I don't have anything to show for it.
My husband did manage to get a front porch built! It is so nice to be able to sit outside (when the mosquitos don't carry you off). And on a budget as well. He used the internet to compare prices and we were very happy to discover that our locally owned lumbar yard was able to provide us with the lowest cost, and high quality.
I have been able to build my Amazon account up with gift cards I earn from Swagbucks and IRazoo and the debit rewards program on my debit card.
Adding Netflix, and streaming Netflix thru our Wii has really changed our viewing habits! It is a great $9 to spend each month.
I am also revving up for Christmas! Yes, really! June 25 meant the 6 months until Christmas mark for this family. I have upped my online trading and swapping, accumulating points that I know I won't have shipping money for later.
Hope to have more to share soon!

Free Sample of Kotex products

Ge HERE to select your free sample! Choose from liners, tampons, pads and the new U by Kotex line. I also had a survery pop-up, and at the end of the survey on the Kotex site it asked me if I wanted to be considered for a trial panel! All the need is your email address.