Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blockbuster Express: FREE code

Here is a new code for a free movie rental from Blockbuster Express: GT18A. I just got three movies from the kiosk today and THEN came home and found the code. This code is not set to expire until 8/31. Also, if you rent 2, use the code BEACH to get your third free. I did do that one so at least I got something free!! :)

Bath & Body Works: FREE Pocketbac Hand Sanitizer (no purchase necessary!!)

Today (Saturday, July 31) through tomorrow (Sunday, August 1), bring this coupon into any Bath & Body Works to get your free Pocketbac Hand Sanitizer (no purchase necessary!)

Snapfish: Collage Photo Mug $5.99 shipped + 50 free prints (TODAY ONLY)

Sorry this is so last minute, but through today, July 31, you can get a collage photo mug from Snapfish for $5.99 (just the shipping!) when you sign up for a new account.  Just create your mug and enter the code FREEMUG at checkout.

You'll also be credit with 50 free prints. Shipping for the prints is $3.44.

Book Review: Fatal Conviction

Fatal Convictions

It's been a while since I have read such an engaging book. It captured me on the first page. It's a brand new book called Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer. It is a book all about "honor killings, " the horrendous practice that radical muslims believe in. Although this book is fiction, the research and accuracy is astounding. I was privileged to receive an advanced copy from Tyndale House Publishers a few weeks ago, but it has released now and is only 9.44 on Amazon (click link below). I love that it released in paperback too so it is instantly affordable.

I would highly recommend this book. It is a really well-written story, but it also makes you aware of heinous events that are happening in this world that we need to be praying about.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bob Books/Scholastic 15% off + 10% cash back

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)
I am starting a new adventure! Homeschooling my kids. Something I said I would NEVER do. Well, I think I have learned my lesson on the whole "never say never" thing because here I am. Now, that I am past all of the selfish reasons why I wouldn't want to do it-I am VERY excited. We started last week and my kids are doing wonderfully.

I am following a great method called the Classical Method. Everything you need to know from K-12 is in a book called The Well-Trained Mind. Thank you to my friend, Jillian, who originally told me all about it. I am so thankful. This method is very college-bound. If you choose, your child can be 100% fluent in Latin (and you probably will be too!) by the age of 16. The book is great and lays out step by step instructions as well as scientific documentation on the effectiveness of the method.

It gives an extensive list of curriculum to buy (several choices for each subject) and places to purchase. Since we are just starting kindergarten, I needed some beginning readers that my son could read all by himself to gain confidence in his reading. The most highly recommended ones in the book are called Bob books.

So, I was going to order the Bob books on amazon for 11.55 each (5 sets for $57.75 + free shipping-which is a good price). But, then my mom sent me a 10% off coupon code for and so I figured I should compare prices to see if I could get them for any cheaper. Then, I thought to check the cash back site I try to always use when purchasing things on-line called Shop At Home to see if they gave any cash back to shop with scholastic and they do!! It is one of the highest percentages cash back I have seen-10% cash back!!

Basically, you would go to Shop At Home and then search for "scholastic". Then click the Shop Now button on the right-hand side and it will take you directly to Scholastic, but you will be earning 10% cash back. Plus, if you are a new sign-up, you will get $5 just for signing up.

The prices at Scholastic were a bit higher, 13.59 each. BUT, in addition to the 10% cash back on Shop At Home, they also had a 15% coupon code (SHOPHOME) AND free standard shipping on book orders over $25 (make sure you choose standard shipping at checkout). So, when all was said and done, I will pay 57.76 and then get 5.78 cash back so in essence, my total will be $51.98!! I was pretty excited. Each of the sets have 8 books so that is for 40 beginner readers for my kids.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Book Review: Cast of Characters

I don't know how Max Lucado manages to write so many books. And, even more than does he continue to produce excellent work? He relies on the Lord, that's how. His latest book entitled Cast of Characters is a witty interpretation of a few select "characters" in the Bible and what they may have been thinking/dealing with in their starring roles. Characters like Joseph (Mary's betrothed), David, etc. It is realllly interesting and definitely puts a new spin on the stories you have heard and read over and over.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bahama Breeze: $10 off $20 purchase

Go HERE to print a coupon for a $10 off $20 coupon at Bahama Breeze. This is one of my favorite restaurants. I have been there multiple times and have never ordered anything but the Island Onion Rings (soooo good) and the Jerk Chicken Pasta.  Find a location near you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Amazon: Melissa & Doug toys up to 70% off has several Melissa & Doug items on sale for up to 70% off! On the left hand side of the page, they will have a place where you can refine your search based on the percentage of discount.

So, scroll down and click on the 70% off or more. There are more than 73 products in that category alone! I LOVE the Melissa & Doug products. They are so durable and just simply fun. No wires, no batteries. My youngest son has the cutting food play set pictured and he loves it!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 60 points!!!

Enter WELCOME2PAMPERS into your Gifts to Grow account and bank 50 points! Also, enter
GTGTENMONTHCODE for 10 points.

Click to sign up for the Pampers Gifts to Grow program. And, for past codes and more information about the program, click on the "gifts to grow" tag below this post.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Office Depot: Amazing Back to School Sale

If you're on the year-round schedule, lots of schools will start back tomorrow for the new school year. If not, you have a few weeks left until school starts back. Great time for some good deals on back to school items.

At Office Depot, you can print a $10/25 coupon that is valid through Saturday, 7/24.

FREE after Rebate:
  • Expo Fine Point Dry Erase Markers, 4 pk., Free after $5.29 Rebate (limit 1)
  • Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump, Free after $4.99 Rebate (limit 5)
  • PaperPro Nano Mini Stapler, Free after $1.99 Rebate (limit 3)
  • Office Depot Brand Filing/Stacking Crates, Free after $6.99 Rebate (limit 3)

Other Deals

  • 2-Pocket Paper Portfolios, 5¢
  • Office Depot Value Notebook Filler Paper, 25¢
  • Fashion Portfolios and Notebooks, 99¢
  • Post-It Label Pads 99¢
    -$1 off Post-it Removable Label printable (makes it FREE)

Scenario Idea

  • Buy:
    (1) Expo Fine Point Dry Erase Markers, 4 pk., $5.29
    (1) Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Pump, $4.99
    (1) PaperPro Nano Mini Stapler, $1.99
    (1) Office Depot Brand Filing/Stacking Crates, $6.99
    (2) Post-It Label Pads 99¢
    (2) Fashion Portfolios and Notebooks, 99¢
    (6) Office Depot Value Notebook Filler Paper, 25¢
    (6) 2-Pocket Paper Portfolios, 5¢
    -$10 off $25 printable
    -$1 off Post-it Removable Label
    Total Due: $13
    Get Back: $19.26 in prepaid Visa Cards, you make $6.26!

McDonald's: FREE Frappe or Smoothie

First of all, I apologize for my REALLY long absence in blogging. :) I took a quick trip to Hawaii! I have a goal of getting to all 50 states by the time I'm 30 and this was one of them I needed so I just HAD to go. :) Anyway, now I am back and hoping to get back to daily blogging.

I always buy at least 3 Sunday papers for the coupons, but I rarely look at any of the other inserts in the paper. Thankfully, I did today before I trashed them and found a coupon for a FREE McDonald's frappe or smoothie!! 3 papers = 3 free drinks! The coupon is found in the Parade or USA Weekend section.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Survey Says!

I participate in several survey research companies on-line for extra money. No, you're not going to become an overnight millionaire when you participate in these programs, but I have easily made a couple hundred dollars over the last several months by doing surveys here and there! Here are the ones I recommend:

Toluna (I just got a $40 check from them!) This one is by invite only so click on the link and enter your e-mail and I will send you an invite.

Swagbucks Trusted Surveys (first sign up for Swagbucks HERE, then on the top bar where it says "ways to earn", you can start taking their surveys to earn swagbucks!! For all your FAQs about Swagbucks, click HERE)

Monday, July 5, 2010 July

It's a new month which means NEW coupons at Here is my list of favorites or click HERE for all of them. Remember you can print 2 of each coupon per computer.
$2 off Aleve product 80 ct + printable
$1 off Aleve-D products printable
$1.50 off Aveeno Nourish+ Shampoo or Conditioner printable
.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Gushers or Fruit Roll Up printable
.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Mixes printable
$3 off Boost Nutritional Drink Multipack printable
$1 off Cheerios Original, Honey Nut, Multigrain printable
Free Clorox Bleach wyb Clorox 2 product 45 oz +printable
$2 off Clorox 2 Liquid Stain Fighter and Color Booster printable
$1/2 Dixie or Dixie Ultra Paper Plates printable
$1 off Fiji Water Multipack printable
$1 off Flinstones Multivitamin printable
$7 off Florastor Probiotic printable
$2 off Goodnites Underpants jumbo pk +printable
$2.50 off Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers printable
$1.50 off Huggies Little Swimmers printable
$3 off Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers 60 ct + printable
$2 off Huggies Baby Wipes 320 ct + printable
$1 off Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles or Pancakes printable
$1 off Marie’s Dressing product printable (on sale at Publix this week!)
$1/2 Nabisco Multi-Pack Products printable
.75/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Yogurt printable
.45/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups printable
.55/1 Yoplait Yogurt 32 oz printable

Swagbucks FAQs

Swagbucks Guide:

What are Swagbucks: They are points that you rack up and then you redeem them for gift cards, prizes, ALL sort of stuff. 450 swagbucks are equal to a $5 Amazon gift card for example.

1. First way to earn is by searching. Instead of Google, use Download the Swagbucks toolbar so you can always search right from there instead of going to
a.) search everything i.e. yahoo mail,, etc. You will earn SBs by searching several times per day
b) Also by having the toolbar and leaving a browser window open at night, you will have 1-3 swagbucks awarded in the morning when you wake up every single day.

2. On the top of Click on Ways to earn and then special offers. On the right hand side, click on no obligation offers. Click skip or next offer on each offer through 1-5 offers and be awarded 1 swagbuck every day. There are also special offers that require you to do something or are trial things. Like Netflix, sign up and get 750 SBs or directTV or get a free auto insurance quote-all award you SBs

3. Also, every day, you can click on Ways to Earn and then click on Daily Polls to take the poll and earn 1 swagbuck.

4. Also, every day, you can click on Ways to Earn and click on Trusted Surveys to win 1 swagbuck. ALSO, if you actually the take surveys, you can earn swagbucks too!

5. Buy things through SB and get SBs. Anything you could imagine-buy thru “Shop and Earn” and get 2 swagbucks for every $1 you spend. Buy something for $50, you get 100 SBs.

6. Codes-this is the most elusive, but fun too. First become a friend of swagbucks on Facebook-they sometimes give out codes on FB. Codes are always time sensitive so that is why they are hard. They will come out and say enter “???” by 4 PM Pacific (7 PM eastern) and get 9 swagbucks. So you enter the code onto the right hand side and click gimme to get the SBs. Sometimes the codes are on the swagbucks blog, sometimes they are on twitter and lots of times they are on the toolbar where there is a little envelope and it says From TSG (the Swag Guy) He will send you a little code through there so if you ever notice that it goes from 0 to 1 or 2, click on it and see if you can grab the code. I will try to email you guys when codes are out if I get them.

a) You can check the widget on the very bottom of my blog to see if there are swag codes out and it will tell you the location of the code or it will say “no code available at this time”

7. Referrals. Click on Promote. Click on Promote Banners and it will give you your own personal referral link- …so you can just copy and paste your referral link to friends with an explanation of what Swagbucks is

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pampers: 20 free points!

There are 2 new Pampers codes out there for their Gifts to Grow program. The codes are: FACEBOOKJUL2010 and 4thFacebook2010.

Click on the tags below this post (pampers or gifts to grow) for past codes and to learn more about the program. I just redeemed some of my points for a $10 Starbucks card!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Old Navy: $1 flip-flops!

I know this is late, but I just saw that Old Navy is selling all of their solid colored flip-flops for $1 tomorrow, Saturday, July 3, 2010!!! Limit of five pairs per customer.

Arby's: Free Jr. Deluxe with purchase of beverage (7/5/10)

Arby's is giving out free Jr. Deluxe sandwiches when you purchase a drink on Monday, July 5, 2010. Sounds good to me! Put it on your calendar, so you don't forget!
I would suggest calling ahead to make sure your store is participating. For a location near you, go HERE.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Amazon: Uniden Cordless Phone with Additional Handset $35.99 shipped!!

We have had a LOT of cheap piece of junk phones since we have been married so I am really tempted to get in on this deal! Amazon has the Uniden TRU9565-2 Digital 5.8 GHz Digital Caller ID Cordless Phone with One Extra Handset/Cradle for only $35.99 with free shipping.

This is not the kind of deal that is going to last long so I would jump on it while you can. Think wedding present, birthdays, replace-your-old-piece-of-junk-phone present! :) Click on the link above or HERE to order.