Monday, December 12, 2011

{CLOSED} Mertado.com, Review and Giveaway!



About Mertado.com:


Mertado.com is an online social shopping site that sells top of the line home & kitchen products at up to 70% off. Membership is FREE!

Built on the Facebook social media platform, the Mertado site allows shoppers to recommend purchases, see what their friends are buying, and interact with their network while shopping for their favorite brands at deeply discounted prices. Mertado has tapped Food Network TV veteran Curtis Aikens to tape exclusive segments for Mertado TV -- a unique series of videos on the site that highlight recipes, tips, and tricks for using goods purchased on Mertado.com.

My Experience:
Mertado is an amazing place where online shopping, exclusive member-only deals, You-Tube and Facebook meets! You can shop, see what your friends are doing on the site stream of recent activity, view Mertado TV (videos on a variety of topics from kitchen skills to pampering yourself) and more. I personally love that they have a phone line, in addition to email and chat, to contact them. I hate shopping at a fabulous site, only to find that I have to email their customer service for assistance and live chat is down. Mertado is also an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, a HUGE plus! Mertado is the place to explore!

To Enter the Giveaway: 
Note: Color May Vary

Friday, December 9, 2011

Send an E-Card, Donate to Toys For Tots!

Santa Yoda made of Lego
Image by Dennis Goedegebuure

via Flickr
Thanks to LEGO, here is an great way to give to Toys for Tots this year, even if you're on the smallest of budgets. 




"For each virtual greeting shared, LEGO Systems will donate one new LEGO toy to the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program, up to 1 million toys."


So far, almost 357,000 egreetings/toys have been sent!


You can choose from:

  • "Not So Silent Night" (Darth Vader)
  • "Making a List, I am; Checking It Twice, I Must." (Santa Yoda)
  • "To Town, LEGO Santa Yoda is Coming." (LEGO Yoda)



Get started here.


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New Printable Coupons!!



Here are the newest printable coupons this week. Feel free to just grab the brands that you normally buy or grab them all and try some new ones! 

Enjoy!

Disclosure: I am an affiliate and will receive small compensation for coupon prints. Thank you for your support.



Hot Coupons!


$0.60 off when you buy any ONE (1) box of Beech-Nut® Baby Cereal
$1.85 off when you buy any FIFTEEN Beech-Nut® Stage 2 1/2™ Baby Food Glass Jars
$1.10 off when you buy any FOUR Beech-Nut® Stage 2 1/2™ Baby Food Glass Jars
$1.25 off when you buy any ONE LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® Anticavity Flouride Rinse 500ml


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Holiday Weekend Scores

I did not get the the chance to go out and shop the Black Friday madness this year. I still was able to score some nice deals though. Most of these were online, which kind of made up for missing out this year {nothing beats the feeling of going around store to store though.} I was not very impressed with the Cyber Monday deals this year. I did find some great deals despite the lack of quality sales.

Black Friday
Walmart 
Disney Princess Glow Within Erasable Activity Table and 2 Chairs Set 
Retail - $50 
Paid - $20

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving in Tampa

Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving with hubby's side of the family. Typically, we don't have to travel far since so many of his relatives live in our hometown. We were fortunate enough to travel to Tampa for Thanksgiving this year. It was more of a mini-vacation than your traditional Thanksgiving. We actually ate at Golden Corral for Thanksgiving dinner! Not by our choice, believe me. Lack of planning to say the least. Don't even get me started with the family drama, LOL!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Coupons!!


Here are the newest printable coupons this week. Feel free to just grab the brands that you normally buy or grab them all and try some new ones! 

Enjoy!



Disclosure: I am an affiliate and will receive small compensation for coupon prints. Thank you for your support.


Coupons.com Grocery Coupons

Review: HotPants by Zaggora


I am typically in sweat pants and a tank when I work out. I always think how nice it would be to have specialized workout gear. But what type would I buy? There are yoga pants, yoga shorts, running shorts, cycling shorts, etc. How do I pick just one type to do all of my activities?


That is why I really excited to try HotPants by Zaggora. They are workout shorts designed for any type of activity, including housework! The shorts contain bio-ceramic technology that emits far infrared rays and reflects the heat back to the body. This warms up the tissue deep below the skin’s surface and breaks down fat cells, helping to smooth our that cellulite. After wearing them only 30 minutes a day, the user can expect similar results a if they completed 60 minutes of activity. In Zaggora's research, they found that most women saw results in weeks and have created a 2 week challenge for all to participate in. I'm only halfway into the challenge but can say that my target areas are feeling the heat of the HotPants and I am very happy with the progress I am making. I can see why they've taken the UK by storm!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!" You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I will receive compensation. Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stationery card

New Home Flourish Moving Announcement
View the entire collection of cards.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tiny Prints 50 Greeting Cards Giveaway!

My favorite card this year!
I am very excited to announce that TinyPrints.com wants to give one of my readers 50 greeting cards!! This is an amazing chance to get your holiday cards for FREE this year. Remember my previous post about how I love their cards? Read it here: Holidays with Tiny Prints.

Plus, everyone can get a free Christmas card from Santa - today only! Just visit the Tiny Prints Facebook page to find out how to personalize one of the following free greeting cards choices: Checking It Twice or Santa’s Scroll
I ordered the Checking It Twice card myself, but 
they are both so adorable! Hurry - this offer ends 
11/9/11 at 11:59 pm PT.


To enter the giveaway for 50 cards: 
Open to those 18 years or older and US only. A total of 5 entries possible per person. Be sure to enter your email address into the Disqus form so that I may contact you if you are the winner.

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Online Beauty Scores!


I scored all of this makeup for under $10 TOTAL!

  • Two Covergirl foundation compacts (Amazon.com)
  • Two Covergirl translucent powders (Amazon.com)
  • Five E.L.F. lip glosses (Target.com)

How:

Mailbox Monday 10.31.11

Frugal Friend
Our host is A Frugal Friend

I have been getting lots of goodies in the mail and here are the ones that I received in the mail last week! 
Everything in this photo I received for free!!

  • Tons of magazines
  • Hot~n~Juicy t-shirt from Wendy's FB giveaway
  • Business CD
  • Downy Unstoppables sample
  • Tons of greeting cards 
  • Protective balm for baby
  • Seattle's Best coffee sample

What did you get in the mail this week?


Sometimes offers go fast and don't make it to be posted on the blog, so be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

We Have a Winner!


The winner of our Dayspring Recordable Storybook ($30 value) is:

Vickie M.

Vickie, check your email soon for your prize!

Thanks to everyone for entering. 
Check back tomorrow for an amazing giveaway for your special guy! 

*Hint: Have you seen "Courageous" yet?!*


Happy Halloween!

Hey everyone! Wanted to wish you a safe and happy Halloween. Here's a pic of my little princess this year.



What are your kids dressing up as this year?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 10.26.11

Free Audiobook = Frugal Christmas Gift

I'm a gifter. I love to give gifts. I'd give gifts to all our loved ones and friends, if we had the money for it. When I see opportunities such as this one, I have to share. Each month, ChristianAudio.com gives away one free title. This month it is "Think" by John Piper, narrated by Wayne Shepherd. I have not read (or listened to) this book myself but have seen great reviews for it. You can gift any book, including the free title, to someone else! The page does not state that there is a limit to gifting. 



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free Food&Wine Cookbook!

I am always in search of a good cookbook, but they are all SO overpriced! That's why I am very excited to post this offer from Food&Wine. For a limited time, Food&Wine "Italian Recipies" cookbooks are available for download. Hurry and get yours before the offer is over! 

Click the banner (picture) of the cookbook and enter your information to get the download.

Free 72-Page Organization Workbook

I am terrible at staying organized. That's why I love when I come across free organization printables. Currently, GetOrganizedWizard.com is giving away her 72-page Organize Your Life & Goals Workbook free after newsletter signup ($19 value!) The workbook includes tips, ideas and planning worksheets. Areas of organization addressed in the workbook include 
  • Personal Development
  • Health & Fitness
  • Career & Work
  • Fun & Recreation
  • Managing Technology
  • Home
  • Personal Presentation
  • Strategies for Happiness
  •  Money & Finance
  • Relationships
  • Time Management  
  • Family
The workbook is available for download (.pdf) immediately after subscribing to her newsletter at http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/newsletter/.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Printable Coupons!

Here are the newest printable coupons this week. Feel free to just grab the brands that you normally buy or grab them all and try some new ones! 

Enjoy!

RedPlum Grocery Coupons
SAVE $1.00 OFF ANY TWO (2) PACKAGES OF VANITY FAIR® NAPKINS
Save $7.00 on NicoDerm CQ 14ct or larger, Nicorette Gum, Nicorette Lozenge or Nicorette mini Lozenge 72ct or larger.
SAVE $1.00 on ANY Excellence® shade
SAVE $1.00 on ANY EverPure, EverSleek, EverStrong treatment
SAVE $1.00 on ANY L’Oréal Paris eye product
SAVE $1.00 on ANY L’Oréal Paris skincare product
$1.00 OFF On any package of Bar-S® 2.5 LB. Smoked Sausage
Up to 75% OFF On Prescription Medication at Your Pharmacy

Mailbox Monday 10.24.11

Frugal Friend
Our host is A Frugal Friend

I have been getting lots of goodies in the mail and here are the ones that I received in the mail last week! 
Everything in this photo I received for free!!

  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Publix coupon booklet
  • MailChimp t-shirt
  • Coke NCAA t-shirt (free after cap codes)
  • 4 personalized notebooks and address labels (not pictured) from TinyPrints (free after $75 credit via SocialMoms)
  • TinyPrints card samples
  • MaryKay mascara (via text-in offer)

What did you get in the mail this week?

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Review: "Thank You, God, for Blessing Me" by Max Lucado


Today I am reviewing, "Thank You, God, for Blessing Me" which is part of the new Little Hermie series by Max Lucado. Little Hermie is the toddler version of the beloved caterpillar Hermie for kids. This short book is designed to show toddlers how to be thankful for the blessings that God gives. Little Hermie goes about his day thanking God for everything and everyone around him.

Dayspring Recordable Storybook Review & Giveaway!


I am very excited to review this product for you. If you are looking for a personalized gift to your little loved ones this holiday season, then this will surely please. 





The Product: I received the "All Day Long with Jesus" recordable storybook, written by Matt Anderson and illustrated by Julie Sawyer Phillips
"Morning, noon, and nighttime, too - Jesus is always with us! Little ones will enjoy this delightful reminder again and again as they hear the sound of your voice sharing the wonderful truth that every day, all day long, Jesus keeps us in His love and care." ~ from the back cover

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Review: "Gabby, God's Little Angel" by Sheila Walsh



This is the first book in Sheila Walsh's new series.

Gabby, a guardian angel in training whose job is to show God's love. The angels are watching children play on earth and see an adventurous girl named Sophie. At first glace, Gabby thinks that Sophie needs a "very big, ginormous angel" only to find that God has chosen her to be Sophie's guardian angel. After a wild experience, Sophie realizes that it seems as though someone was protecting her. Her mom reads her a Bible verse from Psalms to show her how God sends his angels to protect the ones he loves.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 10.19.11

Follow on FB & Twitter!


Are you a follower on Facebook or Twitter, yet?! I share many more goodies on these networks since they allow me to get the information out faster without the process of creating a post on Blogger.

I desperately wish there was a Facebook-to-Blogger application. {*sighs*} Since that's not available yet, be sure you follow me on Facebook and Twitter as well ask checking the blog for the latest information. Thanks for your support!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This Week's Printable Coupons

I'm very excited that now I am able to include images to go with the coupon links! Scroll down the list, pick a coupon and follow the link to print.

Hope you enjoy the new format!
Disclosure: These are affiliate links, meaning that I will receive small compensation for coupon prints. Thank you for your support!


Coupons.com Grocery Coupons

Monday, October 17, 2011

Real Couponing: Almost Free Beauty Items!

This weekend I was finally able to make a trip to the drugstore and take advantage of some of the great deals out there. This trip focused primarily on cosmetics. Here's what I brought home:


  • CoverGirl blush and lipstick (just tax, after $8/2 coupon, $3/$10 store coupon and $2.50 CVS ExtraCare Bucks)
  • 2 NYC lipsticks, 2 eye applicators, 2 eyeliner pencils ($1.72 plus tax, after two $1.50/2 coupons and a BOGO FREE coupon)
  • Bath & Body Works Lotion (free after coupon, now expired)


What deals did you get this weekend?

Mailbox Monday 10.17.11

Frugal Friend
Our host is A Frugal Friend


I have been getting lots of goodies in the mail and here are the ones that I received in the mail last week! Everything in this photo I received for free or almost free!!

  • (Back row) Target beauty bag, samples and coupons
  • Orange Kids SoapTime refill (Twitter party win)
  • Magazine Subscriptions: Parents, Whole Living, Enjoying Everyday Living by Joyce Meyer
  • Revovle Pink/Orange Journal (free w/Fab.com $10 credit)
  • 4 greeting cards from TinyPrints, Cardstore.com, & American Greetings
  • Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt from OneHopeWines (free w/$25 credit via Klout.com)
  • Gomax distressed slouch boots, $3 from NoMoreRack.com using credits.
  • Kids K-Swiss shoes, $0.50 via PlumDistrict.com credits.

What did you get in the mail this week?

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Real Couponing: 3pk Razors for $0.14!

Ok, so I'm a fan of Extreme Couponing (don't shoot me, lol) but for entertainment purposes only. It's unrealistic to think that every item on your grocery list can be free, especially meat. I had a little fun this week, and decided to try to maximize my savings at the grocery store. I went to a coupon site and made my list of sale items. I found that I had several higher value coupons than those listed. One of which was for the Schick Quattro 3 pack razors. They are on sale at Kroger for 6.28 BOGO free, making them 3.14 each. I had 3 coupons good on single items - a $5/1 coupon and $2/1 (x2.) 

Here's how they worked out for $0.14 each pack (or 0.05 per razor):

Monday, October 10, 2011

Holidays with Tiny Prints

It's the final stretch of 2011, with the holiday season right around the corner. This time of year is when I begin planning for our Christmas cards. Our budget doesn't allow for too many gifts, but cards are an affordable alternative. As a result, I strive to make my cards really amazing. 

This year I am really excited about the card options at Tiny Prints. They have folded, flat, tri-fold, pop-up, post cards, flip cards and circle holiday cards. I am really leaning towards the circle cards this year, specifically the "Divine Night" design in black. 



Circle cards are double sided 5.50x5.50 inch cards hole punched and include ribbon to tie a loop. These are awesome for hanging them up on your loved ones Christmas trees, which is how I like to display the greeting cards I receive.

Mailbox Monday 10.10.11


Frugal Friend
Our host is A Frugal Friend


I have been getting tons of goodies in the mail but here are the ones that I received in the mail last week! Everything in this photo I received for free!!

  • $10 worth of goods from Alice.com via $10 giftcard redeemed from Recyclebank.com
  • Cami, leggings, 3 shirts, knee socks from WetSeal via $20 giftcard from Swagg.com Referral Event
  • Essence, Latina and Jet Magazines
  • Publix Preschool Pack including free bag tag
  • Green Mountain Coffee Sample plus coupon
  • Headwrap and black french bow clip from Ana & Miki via Eversave.com credits
  • Axe hair gel sample via Klout.com
  • 5 greeting cards from Snapfish.com (just paid $2.50 shipping)
  • Not pictured: Walgreens personalized photo stickers

What did you get in the mail this week?

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