Monday, June 28, 2010

Hot Deals this Week

Office Depot has a roll of 250 personalized address labels for $.99 plus tax with free shipping. The site is going EXTREMELY slow right now but don't give up on this great deal. I'm using mine for Name Labels for my daughter's personal items. You never know when you'll need them! and click the first slide.

RitzPix photo DVD for $1.99 plus tax. I made one of these as a present to myself on Mother's Day and loved it. Though its a bit amatuerish looking, I did enjoy the DVD (and its a better job than I could ever do!) Follow thw link on the right column under "Deals"

Free 8x10 collage from Snapfish using code "FBFREEBIE" just pay $.99 shipping and possibly tax:

2 mini coin purses from ArtsCow for $3 shipped using coupon code "B1G1FMCP" good for the first 2,000 uses or by July 31st:

Mailbox Monday June 28th

Here's my list of goodies from the past week. Signing up for freebies DOES pay off! =)

In My Mailbox Vogue Magazine Pampers coupon Kraft Mayo Samples Ritz Crackerfuls Sample Glidden Paint Testers Purex 3-in-1 detergent sample Crest Whitestrips Sample (thanks to In My Inbox Elle Magazine digital issue - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Mega Swagbucks Day!

Every Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day for users of, a rewards site that offers digital dollars for doing something as simple as searching the Internet. On these days, searches can be awarded up to 500 swagbucks each! Daily polls, special offers and shop & earn opportunities are also available to earn rewards faster. My favorite reward from this site is the $5 Amazon e-giftcard for 450 swagbucks. I have redeemed over 10 of these rewards since I began using Swagbucks in January. If Amazon is not your cup of tea, they also have rewards ranging from mp3's to collectibles. New registrations begin with 30 swagbucks. As a special offer, if you register before 11:59pm PDT tonight, you will be given an extra 20 swagbucks using code 'SweetTweeting' (case sensitive)! So start off your account with 50 swagbucks today at

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Freebie Friday!!

Here is my list of the best freebies available this week. This week’s list includes free music, iPhone/iPod Touch apps, and samples. Hope you enjoy!

Victoria’s Secret is giving away a free music download today (and the next 3 Fridays) to the first 5,000 Facebook fans who request one. Go to:!/victoriassecret

Veria is giving away a free organic vanilla lip balm when you enter their contest. Go to:

Free personalized Disney phone calls from Disney’s Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy characters. Currently, calls are not available to residents of ID, WA, GA, KY, MS, NE, TN and LA. This offer is valid from June 7th, 2010 through September 20th, 2010. Go to:

Free “Good Day” MP3 song from the popular new teen group Allstar Weekend. Download yours from Walmart at

Product samples from Walmart at

REI has a downloadable (pdf) Kids Activity Journal from their Family Adventure Program. Go to: . Other printables from them  

Free iPhone/iPod Apps
Kodak Gallery has two great deals where you only pay shipping: One for 50 free Mommy Cards ($3.99 shipping) and the other for two free sets of 10 Birth Announcements ($2.89). A total of $6.88 for BOTH!! Go to and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.

Still Available*: $10 Amazon Video on Demand credit for following them on Twitter (@amazonvideo). This offer is valid until 6/30. Allow up to 48hrs to receive your coupon code. To browse the eligible titles go to

To view all of last week’s freebies click here.

What freebies did you sign up for today? Come back on Monday for Mailbox Monday!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Swirl: A New Retail Savings Site!

I received an email today from Cosmopolitan magazine's website telling me about a new savings site that brings you designer items at a discounted price. This site is similar to bTrendie (childrens discounted items), Beyond the Rack, and RowNine.

Then, they have also given a coupon code "COSMOSWL" for $20 off your first purchase. While most of their items are VERY pricey. I found a few items that you can get for free and just pay shipping (around $10 depending on your address).

Once you create an account, go to the "Top Secret" sale (ends Friday 6/25!!) and they have several tube tops and bandeau bras on sale for $19. Also the designs by "Hat Attack" (ends Saturday 6/26!!) have several hats on sale for $19. Using the coupon code at checkout, the total price of the item will be deducted leaving only the shipping costs.

The site also gives a $25 credit for each friend you refer who makes her first purchase through your personal link. Here's mine if you decide to check out this site:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Here are my freebies that I have gotten last week.

In my Mailbox
Snickiddy baked fries samples (from Check out my previous post for my review!)
"More" magazine
Kraft coupon book for 6 free products (from
Order from (free with my $10 credit)

In my Inbox
Free digital subscription to ELLE (check my recent Freebie Friday post to find out how to get a free subscription to your fave magazine)
Another free $5 elf cosmetics code (check their blog often at
Free daily bowling (from
BOGO bowling game (from

Around Town
Scholastic baby book
Dove sensitive bodywash (sample)
Dove sensitive soap (sample)
Eucerin Aquafor tube (sample)

If you want to get great freebies like these be sure to check out the websites I have listed in "( )" above as well as my Freebie Friday posts. Take care!
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Review: Snikiddy Fries Mission via—Be Heard. Be Happy. is a community of consumers that gives is users the chance to try new products and give the feedback directly to the company. These product offers are called missions. The more involved you are through the missions and the community, the higher status you will have. Currently, I am on the Snikiddy Cheese Fries Mission (as a level 2 user) where I was sent 7 bags of the product in the mail - one to try myself and 6 to give to others. Also, we were given the link to get a $1 off coupon to order more of the product in the future.

 "Baked Fries from Snikiddy are a healthy, tasty alternative to the typical fried snacks such as potato chips, veggie sticks and veggie chips. These crunchy, savory baked fries have 50 percent less fat than regular chips, making them a favorite for families seeking healthy snack options. At Snikiddy we insist on only THE BEST all natural ingredients. We take pride in knowing that all of our tasty morsels will pass the real test ....your family!"

•50% less fat than potato chips •Gluten and Wheat Free •No Preservatives •No Corn Syrup •No Trans Fat •Low in Saturated Fat •No Hydrogenated Oils •Peanut Free

My opinion: I am already a cheese fries lover since I was a child. I was afraid that with Snikiddy being an all natural product that the qulaity of the food would not be good. I opened the bag cautiously and pulled out one fry to taste; and was pleasantly surprised at how well they tasted. The fries are delicately crisp, and the cheese is very cheesy and flavorful. I sad to finish the bag knowing that I had to give the other 6 bags away to others. I will be using the $1 off coupon to purchase more of this product.
Others opinions: I only have two others currently - my 10 year old brother and my mother. My brother is a fan of spicy foods so the flavor of these fries did not get his approval. He did like the crunch of the fries though. My mother, on the other hand, loved the fries and thought overall they tasted great!

Well, I still have alot of work to do getting the rest of these samples out to friends.
If you would like more information on this product and my mission please click here to visit
If you are interested in joining please use my referral link here.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Freebie Friday, June 18th!

I have a great list of freebies and offers this week. They include samples, crafts, ebooks, music, videos, and PC games. Have a fun and safe weekend.

Free Natural Instincts Haircolor to the first 1,000 on 6/18 and 6/21 at Noon EST

Sample of Camocare Organics Skincare - Allow 6-8wks delivery
Sample of Degree Body Mist - install app and fill out info form

HOT!!! One Year Free Magazine Digital Subscription – Pledge to help the Jet Blue: Jetting to Green by doing something green and get a free digital magazine subscription. A few of the titles available are Working Mother, Parenting, ELLE, Woman’s Day. I get several free digital subscriptions a year through different promotions and they are great!

Free 8x10 photo collage from Walgreens using code 'GOBIG8X10' and choose free in-store pickup. Otherwise shipping is around $1.00 plus tax. Expires Sat. 6/19

Dads eat Free at Smokey Bones on Sunday (with purchase of another entrée) when you sign up for their club. Go to your local restaurant ahead of time to join.

Listen to the Disney music group All Star Weekend’s Album before it’s released

Free Toy Story 3 Movie Ticket at ToysRUs with any $25 Toy Story Purchase -
Details: “Quantities limited; no rain checks. Limit one per guest. Not valid on prior purchases. Up to $7.50 towards the purchase of one child or adult matinee admission to Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 at participating theaters only between 6/18-7/31/10 up until the local time of participating theater’s last screening and subject to seating capacity, whichever comes first. If lost, cannot be replaced. No reproductions accepted. Not to be sold or traded. Offer valid 6/13-6/19/10. Present register receipt containing purchase requirement at Guest Services to receive Movie Ticket.”

$10 Amazon Video on Demand credit when you follow and tweet @AmazonVideo on Twitter. This takes up to 48 hours before you receive your credit code through a direct message. Full details at Code expires on 6/31. My fave is the Alfred Hitchcock Season 1 (I’m an oldie at heart) ALL 39 episodes for $3.99 after the discount or $.99 each episode. They are both good values compared to the other television series available with this offer.

Free Game Downloads -
Big Fish Games:
Choose one of five titles FREE (Diner Dash, Egg vs. Chicken, Plantasia, Sweetopia, and Trijinx) and use code 'PLAYFIRST5GAME'. Your total should go from $6.99 or so to $0.00 with the code at checkout.  

GameHouse Games:
Free Daily game downloads (variety)
Plus 3 extra freebie games available now with unlimited trial time

My faves from this list are the free Children’s Lapbook, free digital magazine subscription, $10 Amazon Video on Demand credit, and free Diner Dash game. Which freebies did you sign up for?

*Some offers may have expired after this post was published. Let me know if any have done so.
Have a safe and fun weekend. Come back on Monday for Mailbox goodies!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday Week #3


This blog hop is sponsored by Little Yaya's, Survey Junkie, Review Retreat and Boobies, Baby and a Blog - the first four blogs on the linky. The idea is to add your blog to the list. Then go through the list to visit new blogs and while getting new followers of your own! Make sure to follow and comment the sponsor blogs for them to follow you back (and also for every other blog you stop by!)

Happy blog hopping!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mail0box Monday

Another wonderful week has passed and lots of goodies have made it see me last week!

Free in my Mailbox
Messenger bag from Viewpoints (sign up at to get in on future offers)
$5 Starbucks giftcard from (2nd of 2 free auctions won in the past weeks)
Parents Magazine (free subscription)
Cosmopolitan Magazine (free subscription)

Free in my Inbox
Digital subscription to Seventeen magazine (free subscription)
Digital subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine (free subscription)
Digital subscription to Harper's Bazaar magazine (free subscription)
Digital subscription to Parenting The School Years (free subscription)
$25 gift certificate to (Thanks to ShopAtHome via Facebook)
$10 credit to for winning a giveaway
$5 coupon to e.l.f. cosmetics (for being the first of 25 comments on a blog post!
Kids Bowl Free coupons (free everyday for summer at AMF bowling lanes. Sign up at

Deals Around Town
$.10 movie ticket  to "Shrek, The Final Chapter" from Fandango's birthday celebration (follow them on FB and Twitter for promo codes!)
$1 drinks and popcorn on Tuesdays at the local movie theater

Friday, June 11, 2010

Heard It From a Mom Product Relay: Juno Baby DVD

About a month ago, I joined Heard it From a Mom  to be a part of product relays. A product relay is where a limited number of products are distributed to individuals to try for FREE. Then when you are finished, you pass along the product for others to try.

For my first product relay, I received the DVD "Way to go, Juno" designed to help with child development using music. This DVD helps 1-5 yr olds with the areas of addressing fears, language development, ABC's, labeling objects (includes digital flash cards), foreign language (Spanish and French) and music appreciation (which I particularly enjoyed.)  This was a little over my daughter's head (she's 10 months) but she did like the flash cards and the music.


As a special promotion, anyone who signs up on their website, will receive an email with an iTunes code for 3 FREE Juno Baby songs! Sign up here at

If you are interested in trying this same product, please leave a comment with your name and email address, so I can pass it on to you through the Heard it From a Mom Product Relay referral. I will also email you personally (with "Juno Baby" in the subject line) to let you know I have submitted your info. You should receive an email from them and I will get one too about what to do next. I only have one copy so first come, first served.

If you are not the first to leave a comment, still check out Heard It From a Mom to join to be a part of other available product relays.

Freebie Friday

Here is a list of the some of the best freebies available this week. Don't forget that today Swagbucks is awarding 59 SB's to every 7th search as well as having the regular Friday Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Around the web
Twilight Fans, Stephenie Meyer has released a free digital book "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"  on This site will be live until midnight EST on 7/5. You can only read the book online - no downloading or printing.

Record (with a webcam and microphone) your own version of the books "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "A-Z at the Earth Museum" for free at A Story Before Bed. You can always view your stories online. If you download thier app (iTunes) you will be able to view your recorded stories as well as get a pre-recorded reading of "The Princess and the Frog." Very cute idea if you have far away loved ones that could do this for your little one.

Quiznos has released a printable coupon for a small sub, chips and a regualar drink for $2.99. This is practically like getting the sub for free! This expires 6/14.
Snapple has a BOGO FREE printable coupon on their Facebook page when you "Like" them and go to this app!/Snapple?v=app_6009294086

5x7 greeting card from Walgreens using code 'DADCARD" and choose in-store pickup. Expires 6/12.

"Well Being for Dummies" or "Retirement for Dummies" books for signing up at Real by Humana

Sample of EOS Shave Cream (first 10,000)

Sample of Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets. It's detergent, softener, and anti-static all in one powerful sheet. You can sign up at: This takes 6-8 wks to arrive.

Amazon Video Downloads - These are great FREE videos for you to download including Sesame Street and others.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Summer of Swag" - Day 3!

Ok, here's the scoop on Swagbuck's "Summer of Swag" tomorrow. The featured bill has increased to 39 SB for every 7th search! Also if your birthday is on or before June 9th, Swagbucks is giving you 50 SB for your birthday. Now don't go change your birthday in your profile just to get the swagbucks. They have warned that if anyone is caught they will not be able to get any birthday bucks until 2012. If your're like me and your birthday is later this year then we will have to wait until 2011 to get our bucks =(

Back to the good stuff for everyone.
Swagbucks now has trusted surveys where you have the opportunity to get SB's. Just fill out your profile and go through your available surveys. They even tell you what percentage you are likely to qualify for each particular survey based on your profile. I will be trying this out!

If you haven't joined Swagbucks, this is the week to do it. Make sure to check out my last post (Sunday, June 7th) for a special code to score you an extra 20 SB (start with 50 SB total!)
Take care everyone!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mailbox Monday, June 7

I did very well this week in freebies. I still haven't received any of my magazines since we moved but I still scored:
  • NeilMed Neti Pot (a little scared to use but I'm going to suck it up this week)
  • Full Sized Revlon Lipstick in Porceline Pink (Thanks to Walgreens via Facebook!)
  • $5 Starbucks giftcard from (1 of 2 auctions won last week)
  • MY FAVE!!: Conair Fabric steamer (Thanks to - just have to use and review and its mine!)
In my inbox:
  • Kids bowl free coupons for the week
  • Coupon for Free Meal at iHop for joining the Revolution
  • iTunes downloads of baby music from Juno Baby
  • iTunes download from for purchasing tickets
Free around town:

I used my FREE Chik-fil-A spicy chicken reservation for me and my husband which served as our dinner for our date night this weekend. Our local restaurant had decorated a special section of the dine-in area just for the spicy chicken reservers (did I say that right?) It was very cute. We even had someone who served us special and customized our sandwich with the choices of lettuce, tomato, and pepper jack cheese. There were almost like shots (shot glass sized) drinks of soda and then Red Hots candy as the appetizer/dessert. It was truly an experience! =) We only paid $3 for fries!

Then I used my BOGO free Fandango credit that I redeemed from Tropicana Juicy rewards and paid a total of $10.75 for 2 Adult tickets to see Sex and the City 2! (Very good by the way)

I also received a free iTunes download from the soundtrack for ordering my tix through And to put the icing on the cake, I also recieved 58 swagbucks by going through a special offers link from for purchasing from Fandango! Gotta love piling the savings =)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer of Swag Starts TOMORROW!!

Let me begin by saying I am VERY excited about what Swagbucks has instore for its users this week. Beginning tomorrow, Swagbucks kicks off its "Summer of Swag" with means more goodies for everyone! If you are unfamiliar with it is a site that is free to use and awards you free points for doing something you already do: internet searching. The idea is to use their search engine instead of google, bing, etc and you will randomly be awarded points while doing it! You can then take those points - or swagbucks and redeem them for things such as MP3's, trading card and gift cards. My personal fave is the $5 giftcard for 450 swagbucks. I have redeemed 11 of them since January of this year and ordered some great stuff!

Monday (TOMORROW!!) they will be giving out 5 swagcodes which can be ANY denomination swagbuck.

Tuesday-Friday Every 7th search will be awarded the special bill of the day. Tuesday will be the 25 sb. The rest have not been released yet.

Need to Know Terms
TSG =        The Swag Guy and The Swag Girl
sb or SB = Swag bucks bills
swidget = The Swagbucks widget at the bottom of my blog page
code =        Promotional codes that can appear anywhere (their toolbar that you can download from their site, Facebook Fan page, Twitter page, flicker pictures, or their blog posts)These are typically valid for about 3 hrs from the time they are released.

A Few Do's and Don'ts
Do sign up TODAY if you haven't already
Do use Swagbucks for all of your internet searches
Do download the toolbar (1 sb daily for using it)
Do signup for a free Facebook and Twitter account (you can keep them private)to be on the lookout for codes. If you see "Thanks TSG" a code has probably came out so check the swidget.
Do the polls and free no obligation offers (1 sb each daily)
Do check the swidget often

DON'T share codes!! You can have your account closed and it takes away the fun of looking for it.
DON'T list your referral link on the Swagbucks Facebook Page or Twitter (everyone is already signed up there and it wouldn't make sense to list it there.) Feel free to use your referral link on your own Facebook page and Twitter updates.
DON'T create more than one account per household. You can create a family account. Check their FAQ's.

I am also proud to announce that I have joined the Swagbucks Blogging Network which will bring some extra codes and promotions our way! To start off with, Swagbucks has given me the code "SUMMEROFSWAG" for my readers good for an extra 20 SB to give you a total of 50SB when you sign up (be sure to enter it into the promotional box before you submit your info.) This code is good until the midnight on Friday, June 11th for all new users! Share the love and use my referral link here to sign up so they know I sent you =)

Here's to a great week of swagbucks earning!

P.S. - I will try to tweet @curlygurl87 ( each time that a code is released. It will not be the direct code or link to the page but something like "1st code released!! Check the swidget on my blog for a hint" You can even SMS my tweets to your phone (get a text everytime I tweet) so you won't miss out. I will keep my tweets completely blog and swagbucks related tomorrow so you're only notified that a new code is out or a blog post has been made =)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Freebie Friday and Happy Donut Day!!

Once again, as promised, here is my weekly list of awesome freebies available to us this week. This time I have included links to printable coupons. If you haven't looked into printable coupons, now is the time - "They are a GOLDMINE!" Enjoy your freebie hunting everyone. Hurry though, some of these expire within a few days. Let me know which ones you sign up for too!  

In honor of National Donut Day, Krispy Kreme is giving away FREE donuts (one per person of course.) Stop by for yours! Dunkin Donuts is giving away one free donut with a purchase. I think they still have the $.99 iced coffee. YUMM!

Around the Web:
Glidden Paint Testers - Each covers 3 square feet. Pick out 2 colors for you and send a link for a friend to get 2 of their own. Exp 6/7 or while supplies last. One pair per household. I'm going to paint  and create a few things for my daughter's room with these!

Mousepad from RiteAid Video Values - create an account, search 'fujifilm' in the video library, watch video entirely (must stay on page), enter code and follow redemption instructions on the coupon in the "My Rewards" section. This is a $17.99 value!

Shutterfly is giving away a coupon code for 3 free 5x7 greeting cards using code 'CARDS4DAD' which expires June 10! has free samples available of Starbucks Via coffee, Crest 3D whitestrips samples and others. I never seem to get these in the mail but I'm giving them another chance. It will be worth it if I get some in the mail =)

Printable Coupons:
Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes:
FBMEMORIALDAY10       exp 6/6
GTGSUMMERFUN5PT     exp 6/30
JUNFACEBOOK2010         exp 6/30
Huggies Enjoy the Ride Codes:
BFSJXBBWQDCCPGB        (5 pts, expires 8/31)
BFQCWHRKQMLKPGB     (5 bonus AFTER product code entry) exp 6/30
BFQFBHGCPKGDPGB       (5 bonus AFTER product code entry) exp 6/30
*Check out the ways to earn more points (polls, videos, etc!)

That's all for now. Come back Monday to see what freebies we've gotten in the mailbox (and inbox!) Monday is also special day for Swag Bucks users too. Check out their post about it here and I will remind you about it Monday! If you haven't signed up for Swag Bucks, I strongly recommend it because (1) its FREE to use, (2) you get free stuff by redeeming points you earn by internet searching (something that you already do), (3) Today is Mega Swag Bucks Day - where your searches are awarded more frequent and higher in point value, and (4) Nope, changed my mind. I think you will have to read their blog for the 4th reason! If you decide to sign up, please use my referral banner at the bottom of my page and we both get rewarded =)

Have a safe and awesome weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Suze Orman "5 Simple Ways to Save $500" download

In the Sunday paper, I saw this advertisement for Suze Orman's new website "Money Minded Moms." Suze Orman is without a doubt one of my favorite television personalities. I guess what I like most about her show in particular is the fact that she gives it to you straight when it comes to your finances - things that your banker, policy agent, etc may neglect to tell you in terms of saving money and investing in your future. In my opinion, unlike most tv personalities Suze is genuinely concerned with the financial decsions made by her viewers, especially her female audience.

She has created a new website dedicated to moms becoming smarter with thier money that includes tools to:
calculate debt elimination
track expenses
calculate possible monthly savings
calculate investment performance
calculate mortgage refinancing

As well as a tab to print COUPONS!! So you know these are worth printing! There is also a video section. Be sure to scroll down and check out her video message to Moms (from May 8th) which I found to be very inspiring!

To get your free PDF download of "5 Simple Ways to Save $500" go to MoneyMindedMoms Newsletter, sign up for the newsletter, and click the download button. Be sure to save your book after downloading. Hope you enjoy!
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