Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In my mailbox today...

Today was a little bit slow but I am very excited about the two things that I received:

  • 30-Minute Relaxation Pack from Veria
  • Yogi well wish Teas 2pk with coupon (http://www.yogiproducts.com/wellwishes you will have to send a wish to your other email address to get this or a great friend who will send you one back)
P.S. - Don't forget to check out the Free Olay Regenerist giveaway tomorrow at noon. Good for the first 1,000 at http://www.thepromotionaloffer.com/olayregenerist/

Miscommunication

I always thought that marriage was a partnership between husband and wife. One where the two came together to strive towards their goals together. Maybe because we're young, the factors that go into a partnership haven't been fully established. If you ask your partner to call someone for you because you have other things that make you unavailable, it is a good idea to also let your partner know if you have made changes to your schedule that day so when they talk to the person for you, they don't make arrangements that you can't keep. Ugh, I'm officially irritated for the day. Being the middle man is not fun nor beneficial for a marriage apparently when you're never on the same page.

Monday, February 22, 2010

In my mailbox today...

Today was a great day for freebies.

  • Coupon for free Excedrin 
  • 2 auction items that I won from Listia.com
  • Weight Watchers magazine

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby Love Inc - Handmade items

I am so in love with my snack bag from Listia.com that I have to show you the designer's website. She has her own company located in Ferndale, Michigan and creates handmade bibs, bows,clothing, headbands, hair clips, quilts, and more. Some things are as low as $2 and she has tons of fabric choices. Check out her site at http://babylovedesigns.weebly.com.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A New way to Auction

As promised, here is some information about a great auction site called Listia.com. Instead of using real money, this site uses credits. At first I was very skeptical about this site, but after winning a few times and actually receiving my items, I am very pleased and excited to tell others about this.

  • Everyone begins with 100 credits (because auctions can begin anywhere between 0-100 credits.) 
  • Then you can get 50 credits for linking your Facebook account and twitter accounts (if you do not have these, both are free and easy to sign up for.) 
  • 50 credits when you list your first auction.
  • When your highest bidder receives their item, you will get those credits bid on your auction. 
  • You also receive random credits (5 or 10) for checking in (logging in) and for making comments on other auctions. 
  • Note: If there is ever a time when you really want something but need more credits, you can purchase them $5 for 50 credits, $10 for 100 credits and so on. If you end up losing the auction anyway Listia can refund your money. They also have a badge system which is pretty fun.
So far I have won 5 auctions, and am currently waiting to receive 2 of them from earlier this week. All of these have been won without purchasing credits or paying for shipping (I ONLY bid on items with free shipping!). In other words, 100% free!

 










All of my winnings are normally from the Arts & Crafts categories. I plan to use all of these items (except the first picture) to scrapbook with. The other item is a snack bag that I plan to put an energy bar in for our diaper bag. I always seem to get caught somewhere (like the doctor's office) and find myself hungry!

They have many different categories of items. Some are even new items that the owner never got around to using. They also have Coke Rewards codes auctions where the codes are emailed to the winner after the auction. I enjoy it and hope you will too. If you join through my link here, or my Listia.com banner at the bottom of the page, you will receive an extra 50 points! I hope you will try it out!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

In my mailbox today...

Sorry for writing so late tonight.Today was an awesome day though! I was very pleased to find so many freebies in my mailbox.
  • Snack bag (won from a Listia.com auction - I will be writing a post about Listia tomorrow)
  • All You magazine (free trial issue)
  • Baby Talk magazine
  • American Baby magazine  (scroll to bottom to subscribe for free)
  • My Magazine (by Kroger. It is filled with recipes and 16 coupons! If you spend a lot at their stores contact customer service to get this magazine)
  • Hotprints Book (using the promo code 'free4friends')
  • 2 Super Ink Uni-Ball Pens w/coupons (one for me and one for hubby -
    we steal each others pens)
  • Serpentine Belt gauge (we've had an issue with ours before)
Can't wait until tomorrow - Freebie Friday! Make sure you Google (or Mega Swag Search) for freebie lists tomorrow!

HotPrints Book Update

As of today, HotPrints has introduced two new book designs and several new layouts, including some full-page ones. I will say that I am very impressed with these new updates. They allow you to be more creative and make this freebie even better! Check them out here. You do need to link this with your Facebook account to get the free book credit each month. 



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

In my mailbox today...

The last several days have been very slow but I have gotten these:
  • Hotprints book
    (Get one free monthly on Facebook.)
  • Go Smile Sampler Pack 
  • Cosmo magazine
  • Weight Watchers magazine
  • AMC movie rewards card
  • Regal movie rewards card

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Working Husband vs The Stay at Home Mom/Wife

Recently there has been a disagreement in our home about our roles in our family. Husband's position is that his work (in the form of homework and studying) is really never over. My position (and many other SAHM's) are that our work is never really over. Given that classes and homework are subject to the husband's discretion, children demand immediate attention sometimes to the point that other things around the house go astray. Just because the baby is asleep now doesn't dismiss the struggle it was to get to that point. It IS hard work. Now add in cleaning, cooking, laundry, bill-pay, etc is it hard to comprehend that SOMETHING or some things may not get attended to as soon as the husband may think it should. Sorry for the rant but the typical working man does not take the job of a stay at home mom very seriously. Those that do - hold on to them TIGHT! {: )

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Free Personalized Burp Cloth from Moonbeam Baby

Last week I received my free burp cloth from Moonbeam Baby. It is great quality (very thick, almost quited like feeling) and very cute; Too cute for me to use for spit-up, so I plan to use it for a keepsake for my daughter - maybe in a frame or something. Here are some photos of my burp cloth.

This is how it comes straight out of the bubble mailer. Very cute, folded with a business card and tied with tulle.

Check them out here at:
http://www.moonbeambaby.com/dealnews.html
The free burp cloth offer is over now, but these still make a
great gift for a total of $10.45 ($8.45 for the item and $2.00
shipping.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sorry for the delay...

My husband's birthday was yesterday so the past few days have been busy. Anyways, as promised here is my review of Wink. Here are some pictures of the finished product. 

 






Overall, very easy to make, cute and inexpensive! See my previous posts about Wink to see how to get a free credit. Also, If you have an iPod or iPhone you can get another free credit when you download the app!

Friday, February 5, 2010

In my mailbox today...

I'm very excited about my freebies today!

- Free Photo Strip from Wink (read my previous blog on how to get up to two free!)
- Free Personalized Burp Cloth from Moon Baby
- Free Cosmopolitan Magazine

Thursday, February 4, 2010

In my inbox today...

Shortly ago, I received an email from Wink, a new photo program from Shutterfly that specializes in photo strips. They are very easy to make and cost $2.50 each including shipping. I have heard that some use these as bookmarks for loved ones! Check them out here at http://wink.shutterfly.com/. If you have PayPal you qualify for one free photo strip credit by going to https://www.paypal-shopping.com/ and clicking on Wink's "Shop Now" link. 


Check it out and then send Wink an email at wink@cs.shutterfly.com - subject: Feeback = Freebies and let them know how you feel about the program and they will give you another free credit!


P.S. - I 've made my first one already and am waiting for it in the mail. As soon as I get it I will let you know about the quality!

Hubby's Birthday Freebies

So I have the pleasure of signing up our family for all of the birthday promotions from companies. So far, these are the gifts we have received:

  • $10 Free Game Play from Dave & Buster's
  • Free Entree from Houlihan's
  • Free Ice Cream Scoop from Baskin Robbins
  • Free Swirl Shake from Arby's (with purchase)
  • Free Grand Slam from Denny's
Still waiting to receive Free Gourmet Burger from Red Robin (Hubby's fave)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

In my mailbox today...

-Free Double-sided dog tag necklace from Arts Cow (Facebook freebie)
-Free Child Car Seat I.D. from My Precious Kid

Can't wait until tomorrow!

macys.com - Social - Macy's

Macys has a free Ne-Yo MP# download of his exclusive song "Heroes" as a part of their RESPECT! Campaign. For every sond that is downloaded, they are donating $1 to the RESPECT! campaign to brings awareness about relationship violence.
Check it out here. macys.com - Social - Macy'.s

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Smile.ly—Be Heard. Be Happy.

I'm trying out this new company Smile.ly and you're supposed to get freebies by completing missions. Currently I'm on a mission about VitaCoco which is a coconut water drink and they have given me $2 coupon to try the product. Click the link below to learn more and I'll keep you posted about this company.

Free Auctions at Listia.com

Just a little post to let you in on my new favorite site, Listia. It is an auction site where the idea is not to use money. You are given 50 credits when you sign up, and 50 each when you you link your Facebook and/or Twitter account(s) for a total of 150. Then you receive credits when you list an item for auction, when your item is won, and random credits for checking in and commenting.

So far, I have won the following auctions:

  • 3 spools of sequin ribbon
  • 11 Sleeping Beauty stickers
  • 7 sheets of Suzy's Zoo stickers
  • Michael Jordan Mint Fleer Card (for hubby)
As a note: I only pick the auctions with free shipping so I don't have to pay for shipping which can range from $1 up depending on the item you're bidding on. Sign up here and  get an additional 50 credits added to your account! See you there!

Monday, February 1, 2010

In my mailbox today...

Today I received:

- Full size  odor neutralizer jar Freshwave (Facebook Freebie)
- Free Mouse pad from Arts Cow (Facebook Freebie)
- Free Spring 2010 issue of Get Married Magazine (seriously wasn't expecting this one but hey!)

New Way to Collect Labels for Education


So, your're probably wondering why I'm participating in this when my daughter is so young. I have a younger brother in grade school and I was shocked to see how little they had collected. I guess many have become passive in collecting these for our students, so this new program makes it super simple by electronically submitting your eligible Labels for Education purchases. The points go directly to your school's account! Super easy and a great way to help our schools. Check it out at www.elabelsforeducation.com.



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