Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SHOPPING.COM 100.00 is back!!

Wahoooo!!!!! It's BACK, MAMAS!!!!!  Just got an email about it. I AM SO HAPPY!!! You can earn $100 (via PayPal) for 100+ positively reviews before March 31st. I'm already halfway done!

my reviews

Here are the RULES

If you decide to do this post your reviews in the comments section below and I'll help thumb up your reviews too!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

The kids and I went to see the movie tonight.  We loved the books and have been anxiously awaiting the movie release.  Sadly we were seriously disappointed.  How can you completely leave out  Clarise, Dionysus, and Ares  Save your money and skip this one if you loved the book.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Swag Code Alert!!!!

Check out the Special Offers page on Swagbucks!! 

0.55 cents for Boogie Wipes a Walgreens on 2/12 only

Head to Walgreens tomorrow ONLY and you can score this deal:

Boogie Wipes 30 ct package $3

Use the 15% off Walgreens coupon (will deduct $0.45)
Use the $2/1 Boogie Wipes coupon

Final cost ONLY $0.55!

and while you are there check out these other great Walgreens deals

Orbit Gum (multi-pack) $1.50 (unadvertised sale)
-after 15% Friends & Family discount = $1.28
add 1.00 off coupon
Final price: 28 cents

Dove Body Wash for Men $5.99
-after 15% Friends & Family discount = $5.09
-$1.50 printable coupon
-Get $6 RR
Final Price: $2.40 to $2.15 money maker

3 Musketeers candy bars for $.49 each w/ ad coupon = $1.96
-after 15% Friends & Family discount = $1.67
-Get $1.50 RR when you buy 4
Final Price: 4 for 17 cents or 4 cents each!!!

Huggies diapers at $8.99
-after 15% Friends & Family discount = $7.64
-2.00 off coupon
-$1 store coupon from Walgreens’s Activity book (I had trouble finding this, but 2.64 is still a great deal)
-Get $3 RR
Final Price: $1.64

Thanks to who said nothing in life is free
for some of these awesome finds!

60% Off Michaels Coupn

60% off Michaels coupon

I love craft supplies and I love them even more when I get a good deal. 

*I know that Phoenix is not listed on the coupon, but I have used this coupon twice without any problems*

We got our four free Disneyland Tickets!!!!

I'm so excited.  We participated in Disney's Give a Day, Get a Day promotion.  I had looked for an opportunity a few weeks ago and had trouble finding something that we could do as a family.  Many of the volunteer options seemed to be geared towards older children, but then I found Treasures for Teachers.  It's a wonderful organization that helps teachers across AZ gain access to supplies at a greatly reduced price. 

This opportunity can be done as a group project or family project. You will NOT need to come to Treasures 4 Teachers to complete this activity as it is considered a self organized activity.
Each person that is involved in this activity will create one "Treasure Box Kit" for a teacher.
Teachers are not appreciated enough and by having this opportunity to provide them with a "Treasure Box Kit" will show community support and appreciation, in addition to saving them money that they have to spend out of their own pocket.
Each person will create a personalized kit for a teacher.
Choose a plastic shoe box (teachers love these) or similiar sized box.
Fill it with items teachers can use such as pencils, sharpeners, erasers, dry erase markers, pens, stickers and any other surprises you would like to include.
Please enclose a personalized card sharing your appreciation for them being a teacher.
Wrap the box like a present and deliver to Treasures 4 Teachers, 2127 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282 any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday between 10-5.
Once the kits are delivered we will verify your service.

  Register here

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



New members of Victoria’s Secret Pink Nation can score a free panty   

Plus you can also get $10 off Victoria’s Secret long-sleeved tees, cardigans, henleys or crewneck sweatshirts.

Kids 12 and under eat free at IKEA

My kids love eating at IKEA and this weekend they can eat free!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Free Burts Bees Toothpaste Sample

Free toothpaste Yea! Just click on the link below and voila free toothpaste

 Tooth paste

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hint Hint--Swagcode Alert

Check out the Swidget at the bottom of my blog for a swagcode!!! Good till 6PST

Ann Taylor stores tomorrow: free $20 off any $20 purchase

Free $20 off any $20 purchase at Ann Taylor

(Tomorrow only) Head  into any Ann Taylor store, and try on a pair of shoes and then show them this flier 
(you have to print it out) the associate will give you $20 off any $20 order. This could be a fun way to get a little something nice for yourself without breaking the bank.

Facebook Coupon: BOGO Egg Coupon Today Only!

You can get a coupon for a FREE dozen eggs with the purchase of another dozen by becoming a facebook fan of the
Incredible Edible Egg

*The server is currently experiencing some difficulty.  Everyone loves eggs haha  keep trying!!*

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kohls 30% off

Kohls will have 30% off from February 10-17th and will be giving $10 kohls cash for every $50 thru the 14th


KCTAKE30 with Kohl's Charge

Great teacher Valentine idea

I have a ton of Bath and Body Works soaps so tonight after swim lessons the kids are making one of these for their teachers.  Cheap and super cute.

Cute and thrifty Valentines Day Card idea

I stumbled across this Valentine's Day Card idea and wanted to share.  I found a silicone heart tray at Ikea for a dollar and this will work prefectly.
We’re  maing some melted heart crayons for Valentine’s Day cards. It’s super easy and is a great way to recycle broken crayons. I followed the directions from Marie at Make and Takes The only advice I have is that the brighter colors look much better, so hide the browns, blacks and dark blues from your kids.

Happy Valentine's Day!
*idea came from The Long Thread *

Endless.com bing cashback is 30% today!

I love shoes and I love a great deal on shoes even more.

Go to bing.com and search dansko. Follow the 30% off link to the right of the screen and shop your heart out.

For those of you not familiar with bing cashback it's an awesome program.
*Just remember the cashback will take 60 days to process and using coupon codes could disqualify your cashback*

Here is what I bought for me:
I also bought the kids each a pair of sandals for Valentine's Day.

To make this deal even sweeter Endless offers free shipping, free returns, and if you have any amazon gift cards from swagbucks you can use them too!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What's for dinner tonight

Tons to do tonight so it's going to be a quick and easy dinner. I just got this recipe and can't wait to try it:

Shut-up Sandy Quesadillas

Gouda cheese (NOT smoked Gouda)
Diced tomatoes
Chopped green onions

Put slices of cheese on the tortilla. Sprinkle with tomatoes and green onions. Fold and brown in a pan. Wow!

Swagbucks I love you


Search & Win

My friend just told me about this and I love it!! I'm already stocking up on amazon gift cards. Swagbucks is a search engine that pays you back a portion of their ad revenue. When you refer others, as I do through this blog, you get more.

Thanks to my friends in the thrify forum at diaperswappers for this great Swagbucks FAQ

What the HECK is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks.com is (in essence) a paid to search program.. with a twist. You do searches (just like one would use yahoo or google) and randomly throughout the day you'll be rewarded with Swagbucks (which work like points). Swagbucks can be "cashed in" for rewards like giftcards to Target or Amazon.com (plus lots more), sports memorabilia, video games, etc. Swagbucks have no monetary value though (so there's no option to get a check rather than buy a giftcard).

Q) Does it cost to join or receive rewards?
100% free to join. I've only ever gotten e-giftcards (for amazon.com) so there was no charge whatsoever. I honestly have no idea about say, a bass guitar if they charge shipping or not.

Q) It says I need a swagcode to join. What's that?
Swagcodes are keywords that are put out by Swagbucks.com so you can earn automatic points rather than earning points by searching. You don't need to enter anything in in order to join though.

Q) Does Swagbucks have a referral program?
Yes, they do. For every referral you have, Swagbucks will match their swagbucks up to 100 swagbucks (so after your referral earns 100 you don't earn anything from them). So, say I have a referral who earned 2 Swagbucks on a search--that means that I also earned 2 Swagbucks. REMINDER ABOUT DIAPERSWAPPERS RULES: You may NOT post your referral link in posts unless very specifically asked or else it is considered spam. You MAY have your referral link in your signature, but you may not point it out ("see my signature for a referral link"). Saying "PM me for a referral link" in a post is just as good as posting it. These are the rules here.. and are to be respected.

Q) Do I have to download the search toolbar?
You can either search (after joining) by going to www.swagbucks.com OR you can download their toolbar and it just replaces my google/yahoo/etc. bar in Firefox. No virus warnings or any issues whatsoever on my computer.

Q) How many searches should I be doing a day?
I do searches all day long. However, do not do too many searches back to back (like rapid fire) or Swagbucks will think you are some kind of spambot and you'll NEVER get Swagbucks. On average winning happens 2-3 times during the course of a day. Some searches you'll receive only 1 buck... but sometimes you may get 2,3 or even 20 swagbucks for a search!

Q)So, what should I be search for? Are there keywords that always work?
GOOD question. For the most part, swagbucks are random. Some words may get a swagbuck for one person, and not for the other. However--in my experience, I've found that mainly proper names do pretty well consistently with winning Swagbucks (So, search for your name, your DD's name.. or any other proper nouns). We like to share when a word does work for us because it MAY just work for you too! But, for the most part, they're random.

Q) What's a swagcode and how do I enter them?
Swagcodes are released by Swagbucks.com. They earn you Swagbucks instantly rather than having to do searches in hopes of a swagbuck. They normally have a quick expiration on them, so if you see one, go on and enter it in then. Where do you enter them, you may ask? Here's how I do it: Go to Promote on the top of the screen (black menu bar) after you do a search. Then I go to "Your Swagbucks" (it's in a grey menu bar a little lower)--then you should see a place that says "have a swagcode".. enter it in here. Swagcodes are case-sensitive and always click "Gimmie" rather than enter. I've entered swagcodes and thought I didn't get anything, but then a day later they'll show up.. so some are not instant.

Q) Is it legit? Have you earned anything?
Yes. It is legit.. or I wouldn't be going on and on about it. lol. I have received 2 giftcards to Amazon.com using my Swagbucks and made purchases very easily. If you order stuff--shipping is free!