Friday, October 31, 2008

Kohl's Coupon

Kohl's Coupon

Sign-up for their Sale Alerts, and they will send you an e-mail that'll save you $5 off your next in-store purchase and 10% off your next purchase!
Please note you will receive e-mail updates about their biggest sales, exclusive free shipping offers, promo codes valid for online orders and clearance updates once you sign up.

Hot Victoria's Secret Deal!

This has got to be the hottest Victoria Secret’s Deal I’ve scored in a long time. I just placed an order for 2 bras and 2 pairs of panties for $20.16 including shipping!!!

If you need some quality bras at a great price it is time to place some orders.

I went to the Victoria Secret’s web-site through Ebates. If you haven’t signed up for ebates yet, now is the time. Ebates pays you to shop at online stores that are you already shopping at. A few of my favorites are EBAY, Old Navy, Disney… Anyway, they pay you $5 just for signing up and 2% of your order for shopping at Victoria Secret’s so why wouldn’t you go through their site?

So, on to the Victoria Secret website.

Add the following items to your cart:
2 VS Cotton Bras that are 2/$40
1 VS Cotton Bikini Panty solid color $7.50 ( I got the black to make the code work 9F-198606)
1 Clearance Item or other non-expensive item to get your total over $50 ( I got the clearance boy shorts for $2.99)

Go to checkout,
Fill in your info, mark the box that says you have promo codes

Use the following coupon codes at checkout:
FA814857 for free messenger bag ($50 value - so they claim)
FA813789 for $10 off any bra
25PTY for $25 off any two full priced bras and free cotton panty

I paid $20.16 for 2 bras, 2 panties, and a messenger bag shipped straight to my door. Plus I will get the 2% back from Ebates.

This is a super deal that I think I will do another time or two!

The messenger bag is no longer availabe as of this morning (11/01), so there is no need to add the clearance item or filler to your order to get it to $50.
Oh, and Ebates increased the % back to 4%, it was 2% last night.

I did place a second order this morning (using another user id) and got:

2 bras and the cotton bikini panties for $10 plus shipping and tax for a total of $16.99

There are some other awesome codes out there right now as well that you might want to add to your order. I think you are limited to three codes per order, because I haven't figured out how to add more, but I might be wrong.

Additional Codes that I know of:

GIFT808 - $15 off $100, $30 off $150, $75 off $250, $150 off $500

SHP100 - Free shipping on Orders over $100

SWEATER15 - Buy 2 sweaters save $15

RUSH08 - Free Beauty Rush Lip Gloss Set with Sweater Purchase

PINK08 - Free Limited Edition Mini Dog with Pink Purchase

Thanks to Crystal at The Thrifty Mama for posting about this awesome deal!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

City Market

I have to admit that I am new to shopping at City Market, but I have heard of a few good deals and what to tuly give them a try. So I called and while they don't double or triple coupons, they will accept internet printables as long as they scan. So I'll give them a try.

Here are some of the deals I have spotted:
Poinsetta Milk 1 gal 2/$5
Knorr Side Dishes $1
use $.60 printable = $.40
Cheerios / Honey Nut Cheerios $1.99
use $1 printables HERE or HERE, = $.99 each
Cinnamon Toast Crunch / Trix / Cocoa Puffs / Lucky Charms $1.99
use $1/2 printable = $1.49 each
use $1/3 insert = $1.67 each
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes / Froot Loops/ Apple Jacks / Pops $1.99
use $1/1 printable = $.99 (scroll down for printable)

Albertson's Deals

There isn't much going on this week, but this is what I will be buying:
John Morrell Assorted Pork Chops $.99 lb
these go on sale about every 4-6 weeks so don't go overboard
Bar S Bologna $1
use $.25 printable = $.25
Dial Liquid Hand Soap $1
use $.30 insert = $.10 each
Fresh Express Salad $1
use $.75 insert = $.25
use $.50 printable = FREE

They are also advertising a P&G Holiday Dough Giveaway.
Receive a $5 Gift Check when you purchase $25, Receive a $10 Gift Check when you purchase $35
I will be scooping out the store for this display. It is possible that it overlaps the Free Crocs, so I'll check it out and update you.

Kroger Deals Of the Week

These are the deals that are only good for tonight that I see:
Fritos $1.27 ech (limit 4, with additional $10 purchase)
Big K Soda $.28 (limit 4, with additional $10 purchase)
Kroger Buns HotDog and Hamburger 2/$1
Tombstone Pizza $1.99

These are the weekly deals:
Purex Detergent 2/$5
use $.50 printable = $1.50 each
use $.35 insert = $1.45 each
use $1/2 insert = $2 each
Libby's Canned Vegetables $.59
Pilsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1.67
use $.35 insert = $.62 each
Healthy Choices Frozen Entrees 5/$10
use $1/1 Steamer = $1 each
Herbal Essences Shampoo/Conditioner $2.49 buy 2
use 2 - $2/1 inserts
plus load eSaver q $2/2 = $.98 PROFIT

use $.50/3 printable = $.26 each (must buy 3)
Reach Dental Floss 10/$10
use $1 insert = FREE
Act II Popcorn $10/$10

* Remember these are just the deals that are great for my family. Be sure to check out the ad for yourself to see if you find something that is a great deal for your family.

Monday, October 27, 2008

GiveAways, GiveAways, and More GiveAways

Bloggy GiveAways host quartly giveaway carnivals! What does that mean to us? It means that a lot of people will post a Mr. Linky with there blog giveaways all in one location, so you might be asking what the big deal is. Well as of right now (11am Monday morning) there are already 607 giveaways posted. Yeap 607, that's a lot of giveaways so go enter some and see if you are a winner.

Here are some that I am entering!

Katy Did and Kid is hosting a Story Tine Felts giveaway HERE.

Katy Did and Kid is also hosting a "Jonathan's Wild Cherry Spoon giveaway HERE. If you have never heard of these they are definitely something to check out. I am totally in love with these.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Free Haydee Chocolate Samples

Sign up to receive a free sample box containing 8 assorted truffles from Haydee Chocolatier HERE!
This would make a great little stocking stuffer!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How To Find Cheap / Free Make-Up

I am get some of the stranges looks from people when I tell them that I don't pay for my make-up. Well, it is true. While I used to pay some outrageous prices for makeup, I now know that if I wait for a sale or clearance I can find it for free or for pennies on the dollar. It is when I find it at these prices that I stock up so I don't have to pay $10-$18 for a foundation when I run out.

CVS is by far my favorite place to buy make up.
They often run B1G1 sales, for items that I have B1G1 coupons for, making both free!
Additionally, they often have items marked down on clearance for up to 90% off, add a coupon to that price and you could actually make money on the deal.

I only pay for makeup when I am completely out. And I can honestly say that since I have gotten serious about couponing, and becoming more frugal, I haven't had to purchase any.
I have finally made it to the grocery store this week, while I'm not finished this is what I have accomplished so far:

2 - Green Giant Brocollli and Cheese
6 - Rolls of Kroger Brand Pork Breakfast Sausage
18 - Reach Toothbrushes
4 - Rubbermaid Take Alongs Storage Container 4 pks
2 - Pilsbury Cakes Mixes
4 - Pilsbury Cake Icings
1 - Picante Sauce
1 - Salsa
6 - Underwood Chicken Spread
3 - Liption Ice Tea Bags 24 ct
2 - Bags Tortilla Chips
6 - Cottonelle Toilet Paper
1 - Pedigree Dog Snacks
2 - Fresh Express Garden Salads
6 - Armour Breakfast Links
12 - Pilsbury Crescent Rolls
1 - Tub Country Crock
10 - Celestial Seasonings Tea
3 - Dz, Eggland's Best Large Eggs
2 - Mission Tortillas
6 - Nesquik Chocolate Drinks
1 - Sunny Delight
1 - Crisco Vegetable Oil
1 - Huggies Supreme Diapers
2 - Raisin Brand Cereal
1 - Post Select Pecan Cereal
6 - Captain Crunch Cereal
4 - Orville Popcorn
2 - Goldfish Snack Crackers
4 - Comex Cleaner
8 - Relvon Emory Boards
1 - Disposable Plates
10 - French's Worchester Sauce
3 - Bakery Breads

$278.12 Worth of Grocerys
Total Spent $50.14

I still have a few runs to make before there current sales are over!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kellogg's Coupons

Kellogg's has a $1 off any ONE package of Kellogg's Cereal (10 oz or Larger, Any Flavor) Coupon Available.

I was able to print 6 but using the back button!!! That was wonderful. Hurry and get yours before the promotion is over.

Cllick HERE to print the coupons!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Great Deals At Walgreens

3 Benefiber Sticks (Kiwi Strawberry) @ $7.99
3 Pert Plus @ $3.49
Coupons Used
3 Oct ES Benefiber $5/1
3 Oct ES Pert Plus $2.50
3 Mfg Benefiber $2/1
3 Mfg Pert Plus $2/1
Pay $-.06 so get a small filler, get $8 back in RR

I will be doing this deal several times. And using the RR’s I receive to purchase FAR items, and other great deals. (like the candy rebate deal)

Thanks to Crystal at The Thrifty Mama for a heads up on the Benefiber Deal.

Tuesday Night Shopping!

Ok, I was so busy over the weekend, that I hadn't stopped buy the store to pick up any extra papers. So I had to swing by the store on the way to taking Hannah to Dance class to see if I could snag some.

Transactions #1
4 Puff Facial Tissues $1.29 on Sale for $1
8 Spaghettios $1.39 on Sale B1G1
Coupons Used
4 $.25 off Puffs (tripled)
4 $.40/2 Spaghettios (doubled)

Paid $2.44 Saved $12.44 81% Savings

Transaction #2
4 Puff Facial Tissues $1.29 on Sale for $1
8 Spaghettios $1.39 on Sale B1G1
4 Birdeyes Frozen Corn $1.79 on Sale B1G1
2 Milk $3.79
3 Double Newpapers $1.99
2 Reduced Bakery Rolls $.99
Coupons Used
4 $.25 off Puffs (tripled)
4 $.40/2 Spaghettios (doubled)
4 $.35 Birdseye Blinkies found on Freezer door (tripled)

Paid $18.97 Saved $20.08

Transaction #3
4 Puff Facial Tissues $1.29 on Sale for $18 Spaghettios $1.39 on Sale B1G1
4 Birdeyes Frozen Corn $1.79 on Sale B1G1
Coupons Used
4 $.25 off Puffs (tripled)4 $.40/2 Spaghettios (doubled)
4 $.35 Birdseye Blinkies found on Freezer door (tripled)

Paid $3.44 Saved $20.07 83% Savings

Then I ran into CVS trying to score some of the FREE items this week, ughhh, anyway!
I scanned my card when I went in and got a $1 off CVS vitiman coupon.
1 Just For Men $8.99 on Sale for $7.99
2 CVS Gold Bars $.99
1 CVS Vitiman D $2.99
Coupons Used
$1 off CVS vitiman (rang uo $2 off)
Paid $11.62 ECB Earned $7.99, $2, $2.99

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Johnson's Baby Oil Money Maker

Johnson’s Baby Oil Money Maker at Kroger
*possibly Albertson’s (but unconfirmed)

Buy 1 Johnson’s Baby Oil Get $1 Cat Q good OYNO
Buy 3 Johnson’s Baby Oils Get $3 OYNO and a $3/3 Johnson’s Baby Products Q

Here is My Scenario:
Buy 3 Johnson’s Baby Oil = $5.67
Use 1 $3/3 Johnson’s Baby Q from 9/14ss = -$3.00
Total OOP = $2.67
Get back $3 Catalina good on your next order and a $3/3 coupon

I will repeat this scenario with every transaction I do at Kroger’s until this promotion is over as long as they have product available, by rolling the printed q

Remember that Cats are good on anything in the store, you don’t have to use them on the Johnson’s but your money will continue to grow if you do!

Thanks to Crystal at The Thrifty Mama for find this deal.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Making Money With CashCrate

I keep getting asked questions about earning extra money online. Like do I really make money?
The answer is yes. There are several sites that I use to earn money each month. While I’m not earning huge amounts of money every little bit helps.
Cash Crate is one of my favorite sites. Like clock work, I receive my check around the 20th of each month. My checks have ranged from $20 - $200 depending on my efforts.

Cash Crate is an online site where you complete offers and get paid to do them. I generally only do the free offers. I tell others about this site and I make money off of what they earn too. For example, I haven’t completed an offer yet this month, I have been really busy with College and preparing a Coupon Class, not to mention my husband has been out of town. But I have already earned $7.76 comission on the offers people completed that I told about this program.

I really have to get focused. They are running a promotion right now that if you complete $100 in offers within a 90 period you will earn $250 of free gas. It is my understand that the 90 period started on August 14th so you have until early November to get you offers completed. They way this works is you send in $100 worth of gas receipts for a month, and they send you a $25 gift card each month for 10 months.

If you get in a habit of logging in every day you can easily earn $48 a month just from doing the 2 daily surveys. That doesn’t even begin to take into account the offers you can complete.

As with any online site like this, I suggest opening a separate email account and using RoboForm on Easyforms from google to fill in forms.

If you get started today you can make some money to go towards Christmas.

Making Money At CVS!! $75

What would would do with an extra $75 to spend at CVS. I know what I would do. I would buy a few Xmas gifts.
Well, let me tell you how to get your $75!

This week at CVS the Accucheck monitors are on sale for $19.99 and you get 10 ECB. Well, with any luck at all, your store will be completely out. If so it is definitely your lucky day.
Ask for 5 rain checks. It has been my experience that they will write the rain check for $9.99 ($19.99 less $10 ECB).
Then hang on to them.Thanks to Yeca’s post, there are New diabetes booklet's arriving, the diabetes book has this monitor giving 25 ECB (limit 5) from 10/25 -11/22.So Pay $10 get back $25 for a profit of $15 a monitor, limit 5. That’s $75!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Newbie Walgreens Deal

This is an easy money maker!
Buy 3 Dimetapp 4 oz Liquids using 3 coupons for $2 off here and make an easy $4.03 That’s right they are going to pay you to tote this stuff out of the store. Don’t need it, won’t use it, Donate it! They are paying you to tote it out of the store. That is $4.03 for something that you do need and can use.
So how do you do it?

3 Dimetapp 4oz Liquids @ $3.99 ea = $11.97
Use 3 coupons @ $2 off ea = -$6.00
Total OOP = $5.97
Get $10 RR back, For a Profit of $4.03

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Walgreens Sale Starting Tomorrow

Good or Free things I saw on another site for this upcoming week:

Zout Stain Remover $3.99 B1G1 FREE
-$1.00/2 from 8/10 SS
- Full manufacturers rebate HERE Final Price: Two FREE plus $1 overage!

Bic Comfort 3 Disposable Razors $3.99
-$1.00 EasySaver coupon
-$2.00 from 9/14 SS
Final Price: $.99

Dental Care Register Rewards 2/$6 - $2 RR on two:
· Crest Whitening or Natural Expressions toothpaste, 6 oz.·
Oral B Advantage 1-2-3 Toothbrush·
30 Pack Glide Floss
-$1.00 Crest from 9/28 PG and upcoming 10/12 PG
-$1.00 Oral B manual toothbrush from 9/28 PG
Final Price: $1 each after RR

Ban Roll-On 2/$3 (with Wags insert coupon)
-$.75 from upcoming 10/12SS
Final Price: $.75 each

Kashi Cereal 2/$5
-$2.00 printable HERE
Final Price: $.50

Welch’s 100% Grape Juice 2/$5
-$1.00 from 10/5 SS
Final Price: $1.50

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent 26 or 32 loads $2.99
-$1.00 Easy Saver Rebate #35 (limit 1)
-$1.00 printable HERE
Final Price: $.99

Reynolds Wrap 20 sq ft $.89 with Store Q (limit 3)
-$1 Q found in grocery stores
Final Price: -$.11 OVERAGE!!

*With the Walgreens here in Burleson and the Walgreens in Crowley I haven't had any problems with printable qs.

More Freebies

I am often asked what I do with all of the freebies I get. Well, it kinda depends on the freebies. Sometimes I share them with friends and family, sometimes I use them, sometimes I put them into giftbaskets, and sometimes I just donate them. It really depends on what it is.

Here are some of the current freebies available:

free Snuggle® Fabric Softener Bundle
Free In Our Town Duffel Bag
Free Subscription to TV Guide
Click here and receive 8 Holiday Recipe Cards from Real Butter. Yum!
Click here to receive a free sample of J Lo Live Platinum Perfume.
Click here to receive a free sample of Always Infinity.
Free $10 coupon booklet: Plus tasty time saving recipes.Free shampoo:
Get a free sample bottle of shampoo called Crème of Nature.
Free razor: Get a free Schick Quattro razor for men from
Free pet food: Get a free sample bag of Life's Abundance pet food
Home Depot - Free workshop and $10 off coupon

Thanks to the Confessions of A Coupon Junkie for these!

Pillsbury Flaky Chocolate Twists

These are brand new! They look yummy!

Here is a printable for $1 off so these should be pretty cheap, if not free! Pillsbury Flaky Twists coupon

Remember you can print them twice by using the back button after it prints until it shows it printing again.

When using printables in my area, I use the self-check out if possible or use them at Kroger. Albertson's and WalMart can both be very difficult with printables.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Store Policies

I had friends over earlier this evening that were curious about couponing and wanted to know how to get started. Well, I think we covered the basics, but I didn’t realize how much I really knew. I guess I just thought that everyone knew how to coupon but just didn’t.

So let me start with some of the basics for my area. I shop mostly in Burleson and Crowley, but also shop in Arlington and Mansfield.

· Will Accept 4 Like Coupons
· Will Double / Triple up to 4 Like Coupons
· Will Double Up to and including $.39
· Will Triple Up to and including $.50
· They Double and Triple everyday, no sales dated needed
· It has been my experience to get overage, if you have fillers to consume it

· Will Accept Unlimited Like Coupons
· Will Double / Triple up to 3 Like Coupons, After they are taken a face value
· Will Double Up to and including $.39
· Will Triple Up to and including $.50
· They Double and Triple everyday, no sales dated needed
· It has been my experience to get overage, if you have fillers to consume it

· Will Accept Unlimited Like Coupons
· Will Double / Triple 1 Like Coupon, After they are taken a face value
· Will Double Up to and including $.39
· Will Triple Up to and including $.50
· They Double and Triple everyday, no sales dated needed
· I do not know if the allow overage

City Market
· Does not Double or Triple Coupons, I don't shop here often

Tom Thumb
· Will Accept Unlimited Like Coupons
· Will Double / Triple 1 Like Coupon, After they are taken a face value
· Will Double Up to and including $.39
· Will Triple Up to and including $.50
· They Double and Triple everyday, no sales dated needed
· I do not know if the allow overage

*Please note that at all of these store you can combine a manufacture q with a store q to maximize savings.
For example, last week Albertson’s has a coupon for a 24 pk of soda for $3.99 with additional purchase. I was able to purchase the 24 pk of Diet Coke and use the $3.99 Albertson’s coupon along with my $1 off 24 pk of Diet Coke peelie coupon.
So I paid $2.99 for a 24 pk of Diet Coke.

Meal Planning

There are several new things I am trying to be more frugal. Sending my husband out of town with a company credit card and no cash was a big start, but seriously there are lots of things that I am doing to save a bit more here and there. It is all of these little savings that are starting to add up.

I have started meal planning. This has been huge for my family’s budget!

Being the princess that I am, anytime I didn’t want to cook, my hubby would take us out to dinner or run and pick up take out. Well, with hubby out of town, taking our five kids to a restaurant on my own just does seem appealing to me. So, I started meal planning.
Just by cutting out the eating out we are already saving tons, but it gets better.
I plan my menus around my stockpile and the weekly sales to maximize savings.
I also use the C.O.S.T. cooking method. I Cook Once to Serve Twice. Well, I actually cook once and serve lots of time. Yesterday, I cooked 20 lbs of chicken thighs that I had bought on sale with coupons and gotten for free. I de-boned and packaged in 1lb packages for the freezer. I used 1lb plus the chicken stock from boiling the chicken to make chicken and dumplings last night. For the dumplings I used free Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits. It was an awesome free meal, and we have leftovers tonight. So two free meals, and I have 10 more packages of cooked chicken in the freezer.

Free Chocolate

Free Lindt Chocolate Bars at Walgreens this week!
Lindt Bars Priced $2.49 Buy 2
-.75/1 from the 10/5 insert
-BOGO from the same insert
-$1/1 ES Coupon pg. 2
=FREE plus overage!

More Free Toothpaste

At CVS this week, You get $2 ECB when you buy Colgate Total Toothpaste
$2.99 Sale Price
-$1.50 q (I think from All You)
= $1.49 OOP
Get $2 ECB, $.51 PROFIT!!!

Free Cleaning Supplies at Walgreens

This weeks Right @ Home Newsletter had $30 in high value printable coupons! These coupons match up great with the Walgreens sale this week.
To get all the details visit Stephanie's Blog here.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Making Money at Krogers

There are two really good deals going on at Kroger right now.

First, We have the Glade Catalinas. Similar to last month but this month they are for the Glade Scented Oil Warmers vs the Gel Warmers from last month.
These are $4.49
So, buy 2 = $8.98
Use B1G1 Q
Pay = $4.49
Get 2 - $4 Catalinas that are good on your next order.
I don’t know if you can roll these yet, but will try it out and report back.

Second, the Febreze Noticeable Starter Kit is a MoneyMaker
If you go to the PGEsaver coupons you can load a $5 off any Febreze Noticables Starter Kit, if you combine this with the $5 off any Febreze Noticables Starter Kit Coupons that came out a week or two ago.
Depending on the price of these at your store you should have about $2.50 - $3 of overage, so be sure to have items to eat up this overage in your cart.

Don't Call Me, I'll Call You

Just wanted to remind everyone that today is the day that cell phone companies are releasing numbers to telemarketers. You can sign up here to stop the calls. You can register up to three numbers at a time.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Albertson's Mega Sale is OVER :(

I love Albertson's Mega Sale, but boy do the wear me out. I had an extremely busy weekend. Once all of my qs finally arrived in the mail, I only had 3 days to use them so I made many many trips tp Albertson's over the last few days, and because I was there anyway I ended up buying all of my groceries both Albertson's list and my general list there, in the end I know this cost me about $25 but I was so tired and need some things.

This is what I ended up getting:
36 BirdsEye Vegetables
24 Red Gold Tomatoes
15 Deja Blue Water 6 packs
10 Wolf Brand Chili
60 Pasta Roni
4 C & H Sugar
24 Nestle Quik Shake
2 Albertson's Milk
2 Hot Dog Buns
1 Sunny Delight
15 lbs Ground Beef
10 lbs Seasoned Chicken Breast
3 - 2lbs packages of Shredded Cheese
40 lbs Chicken Thighs
40 Rice A Roni
10 lbs Russet Potato
2 French Breads
10 Double Papers
17 Boxes GM Cereal
12 Hamburger Helpers
12 Chicken Helpers
2 Prego Spg Sauce
1 Pica Sauce
1 Sour Cream
1 Cans Pinto Beans
8 lbs Cubed Steak
1 pkg Turkey Lunch Meat
1 IceBurg Lettuce
10 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

Total Value About $865, Total OOP $146.87
That was a savings of about 85%. I am definitely pleased with this weekends shopping, and can't wait to get better at this.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sesame Street GiveAway

Three Ladies and A Dad is hosting a giveaway! She is giving away a Sesame Street & K’Nex Building Set. See her site here to enter!

Organizing Your Shopping Trips

I am constantly asked how I organize my shopping trips. And there is some planning that goes into them. With 5 kids at home I want to get the most out of every trip, so I break up my trips by stores and transactions to accomplish the most on one outing.

I start by making list. I have two kinds of list, my needs list and my store specific lists.
Store Specific: I make a shopping list for each store that I plan on visiting. Each list contains only the items that are on sale for a great price or stockpiling items. That way I know exactly what I need when I go in so I can get in and out very quickly. If I have a lot of qs for an item that is on sale, I will break my trip up into several transactions to ensure that all of my coupons double or triple and I reach the maximum amount of savings.
Needs List: This is a list that I make through out the week with things that we need and that I am going to have to buy somewhere. I take the list with me to all of the specific stores and try to note their prices on these items, I then take my list to Wal-Mart. I generally buy most of the items on my list at Wal-Mart unless it is on sale else where.

I arrange my shopping trip so that I shop at the store with the most cold items last. I keep meaning to bring a cooler with me and the better I get at this the greater the need for the cooler. I will also make my husband or niece do separate transactions if they are shopping with me to allow me to speed my shopping along. is one of the greatest sites I have found. This site allows you to host a party and sends you great hostess packages for party. I have already hostess a Lip Stick Jungle Maybelline Orvilleredenbocker HouseParty. The hostess package was amazing. I received 15 severing bowls, 15 lipsticks, 15 mascaras, a small makeup collection, 8 or 9 boxes of popcorn along with lots of popcorn coupons including 4 frees. What's better than getting all your girlfriends together than getting all your girlfriends together to try free stuff.

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It's in the Mail!

My Rain Check for the Revlon Revitalift is in the mail!
So if you haven't gotten yours, definitely make sure you send your email!