Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sharing my favorite swap site - Swaptree

For you guys who have been around this blog a while, you know I love swaptree! This is a great place for me to trade unwanted books, cds, dvds and video games for stuff I want. All for the price of media mail.

Today a fellow blogger gave me a chance to tell her readers about swaptree. Here's a link to her blog and my guest post.

Just last week I got 2 Hermie and Friends DVDS in the mail that I snuck past the kids and put in the Christmas box! 2 Christmas presents - total cost - less than $3.50!!!

Want more information on swaptree? Read here!

Not a 'deal' or a coupon..... but something important

I am no computer expert but I do know that my computer will run faster if I do some basic maintenance.

This is something you should do weekly if you are on the internet very often (and since you are following my blog, you are probably using the internet quite a bit). You will notice your computer may move a bit faster after doing this if you have never cleaned these files out.

How to clean out history, cookies and temporary internet files

These are directions for Internet Explorer 8. If you have a different version, you may have to look under ‘tools’; then click on ‘internet options’. Then the directions will be the same.
  1. Open internet
  2. Click on safety
  3. Click on “delete browing history”
  4. Make sure these boxes are checked
    Temporary internet files
  5. Click ‘delete’
  6. A new box will open showing the progress
  7. Leave it open till it is complete

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Free Starbucks drink on your birthday

Click here to sign up for a free Starbucks drink on your birthday. You have to create an account (it took me about 1 minute - didn't even need my address or phone). After you create your account, click on 'manage my account' and add your birthday.

It says it will send you an email coupon for a free drink on your birthday. Usually birthday coupons can be used for about a week or so around your birthday. I'm guessing this will be the same.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bonus Swagcode!

If you are already using Swagbucks to earn free money for, then here is a way to get a free bonus code!

Are you new to swagbucks? You can earn a swagbuck each day then redeem those bucks for a $5 giftcard! It is a great way to save money. Here's a link to sign up and get more information.

Here's what you do:
  1. Log on to your swagbucks account
  2. click on 'special offers' (its underneath the main advertisement picture that keeps changing on the home page)
  3. Click on the special offers picture that opens up (it is a red square)
  4. You will need to click on 'skip this offer' (the button for skip is either at the top of the ad or at the bottom of the page) DO NOT fill out your information on these pages - just SKIP
  5. After you skip about 4 or 5, there will be a message that says 'here is your swagcode'
  6. Copy that code
  7. Click on 'my account' up in the top right hand side of the screen
  8. Paste that code into the blank space that says 'swagcode'
  9. You will get a bonus code!

Welcome new readers!

Welcome to several new readers who have just found my blog! I am always thrilled to share my savings adventure with new friends and family!

A couple things to remember:
  1. I will never post a link to an offer that requires credit card or signs you up for a commitment (unless I let you know ahead of time)
  2. I never buy something just because I find a coupon.
  3. I print out or save just about every coupon for a product that my family would use because I may find it on clearance or at great mark down price even if it is a different brand than I normally purchase.
  4. When you first start, don't try to go back through every post. Just start at the top and as you have free time, start browsing back. I usually remove links for offers and coupons that are dead. So if it is still posted, it is probably still valid. (If you find a link that doesn't work, feel free to let me know so I can remove it!)
  5. You can't get every deal at every store. Choose the stores that are closest to you and start there. There will always be another deal tomorrow!

Have fun! and remember - This is supposed to be an adventure! So don't let it become a stress point. When saving money and filing coupons is no longer fun I will just have to learn how to survive without all the free stuff :-) !!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Finish Dishwasher detergent Coupons

Sign up for Finish (dishwasher detergent) coupons here FINISH®

4 packs of Free diapers + $10.00!!!!!!

How about 4 packs of diapers for FREE + get paid $10.00 as a thank you?!?!?! Count me in! If you have a child in size 5 diapers, Arquest Research is recruiting volunteers today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday) to take part in another diaper study. I've worked with Arquest 4 other times and had a great experience.

Here's how it works:
  1. Call Arquest 1-888-342-7372 (for girls - ext 646; for boys - ext. 634)
  2. Tell them you have a child in size 5 diapers
  3. They will ask for the child's age, weight, your name and address
  4. They will send you 4 packs of diapers at a scheduled date (my delivery date is scheduled for Sept 11)
  5. You will use the diapers and fill out a brief survey for each pack used
  6. They will call you to ask your answers for the surveys
  7. After completion of the surveys, you will receive a $10.00 check in the mail.

That's all there is to it! I am hoping to get my son potty trained soon but until then I LOVE getting the diapers free! That's even better than finding coupons!

Friday, August 21, 2009

$10 of Free food from Schwans (new customers only)

1 more update: This offer is for new customers only! I have never had Schwans deliver food to me before but I couldn't pass up free food. I didn't sign up for any more food to be delivered and shouldn't have anyone else come to my house from Schwans to offer more food unless I choose to order more.

Update on my free food! I just had a box of 16 frozen corndogs delivered to my front door - and they were FREE! This offer started 3 weeks ago but is still going on. So if you haven't ordered your free food yet....... get started! -Order any one item for $10 or less and we will deliver it to your home for FREE. -first 500,000 people who have not purchased any products from Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. within the past 14 weeks. Just choose "Pay at delivery" as your option so you don't have to enter a credit card.

There are tons of options under 10.00 (icecream, pizza, corndogs, steaks, chicken, pasta.....)

Dove Body Wash $1 coupon

Click here for $1.00 coupon off Dove Body Wash

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

$5 free at Childrens Orchard

Childrens Orchard is a resale shop for kids clothes, toys, books, shoes etc. They are offering a free $5 card to new members. We have a Childrens Orchard in Lexington so I am thrilled to get free money to spend there next time I run to the 'city'. The stores are located all across the country, so check it out to see if there is a location near you.

Here's the sign up link.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kroger printable coupons

Here's a link to the coupons you can print from Krogers website. My favorite coupon is the $3.00 coupon for Kroger Comfort Diapers. (I thought it had reset so I could print again but my computer can't print it again.)

If you need diapers, you can use this coupon to really get a good deal on diapers. Size 5 diapers are only .10 per diaper (smaller sizes get even better!)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lego Magazine - free subscription

My kids have been receiving the Lego Magazine for almost 2 years. The magazine comes about every 2 months. Click here to start your subscription.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

All You websites has printable coupons

I just learned that the All You website has printable coupons. Most of the coupons are the same as those on but this gives you an option to print 2 more.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Easier way to access printable coupons

I've found an easier way to access the printable coupons at All you have to do is click on the button on the right side of the blog. It will take you directly to so you can print the coupons. My hope is that this this will make it easier for you to access printable coupons. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Franks Hot Sauce & Mustard coupon

Go here to print .50 coupon for Franks Hot sauce and Franks Mustard. Since these coupons double at Kroger, I can usually get hot sauce for about .18 cents!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Donating $$$ to schools without spending an extra dime!

If you have school kids, you probably already know about this. If not, here's something to think about. Box Tops for Education is a program that donates .10 to the school of your choice for every box top collected. There are tons of products with these box tops. (Hamburger Helper, Kleenex, betty crocker brownies)

All you have to do is cut them off the product and save them. Check with your school system or look here to find a school that participates.

My son's school, Hustonville Elementary, collects the box tops. They earn over $1,500 every year just from their students and families saving the tops from the boxes. Our school even has contest several times a year to help remind the students to save the box tops.

It's great to save money for my family, but I love it when I can help out my school without costing me anything extra!