Thursday, December 31, 2009

How Ground Shipping Rates Stack Up

Last week, I mentioned in my FedEx post that I was anxious to try some shipping quotes with FedEx Ground rates included. Well, I got the chance this week!

I had a plate for sale in my eBay store that was priced at $9 for shipping (USPS Parcel Post). A customer emailed me, thinking the $9 I quoted to ship in the listing was way to high for a $12 plate, and they asked for a better quote. Since they lived so far away from me, I knew my $9 quote was pretty close, but was happy to give it a shot.

Here's what I found for a 3 lb box going from Texas to New Jersey:

-$8.65 FedEx Ground
-$8.85 USPS Parcel Post (quoted in eBay listing)
- $9.51 UPS Ground
- $9.90 USPS Priority (not Ground shipping, but I threw it in for comparison)

Yup, FedEx Ground was the cheapest. It was $.20 cheaper than Parcel Post, which runs real slow, and $.86 cheaper than UPS Ground! So, I e-mailed back the customer, they bought the plate (selecting FedEx Ground), and I got to open a FedEx shipping account. It was super easy, taking less than 5 minutes. Plus, I should get a 8% discount since I paid for the label through my account at home.

In this case, I learned something new, and made an eBay sale at the same time! Oh, and in case you are wondering, the plate was a Christmas plate, purchased 2 days after Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Free Airborne Effervescent Tablets Sample For Facebook Fans

As a thank you for becoming a Facebook fan of Airborne, they are offering a two free 10-count tubes of Airborne Effervescent Tablets. The first 2000 fans only, so don't delay!

First become a Airborne fan on Facebook and next simply fill out this request form.

Be sure to fan Wylie Mom on Facebook!! And, a big thanks to My Dallas Mommy for the freebie post.

ConAgra Deal-Purchase $10 And Get $25 In Grocery Coupons

Here's a great ConAgra offer I found this morning (thanks to Craving The Savings). Purchase $10 in participating products, mail in the receipt and get a booklet with $25 in coupons. While supplies last, offer expires March 28, 2010.

Participating brands include:

Orville Redenbacher's®
Crunch 'n Munch®
Banquet®
Snack Pack®
RO-TEL®
Hunt's®
Manwich®
Chef Boyardee®
Kid Cuisine®
Peter Pan®

Be sure to print the $25 ConAgra Coupon Offer from the All You website now and place it in your "rebate" section of your coupon binder.

Have a Merry Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Mom Central & FedEx Wrap Party

Last Tuesday I had the honor of attending a "Wrap Party" hosted by Mom Central at the FedEx Office & Print Center in Dallas. This was my very first mommy blogger social/PR event, and who knew bloggy events could be so much fun? I can't wait to attend another!

We started off by learning a bit about FedEx as a company. They did indeed get their start in sending documents across the country overnight as Federal Express, but there's so much more to it these days. They shortened their name to FedEx, acquired Kinkos a few years ago, and have now become FedEx Office!

One of the Wrap Party activities was to wrap a gift and send it to a friend or family member as a bit of a holiday surprise. I decided on sending some chocolate covered pretzels to my Aunt Mary. She lost her husband a few months ago, and was top on my list for holiday cheer. Before we started, FedEx sent in a packing expert to give us packing tips. I'll admit I ship a lot with eBay, and even I learned a few things!

Here's a few packing & shipping tips:

- Wrap items with bubble wrap 1-4 times depending on how fragile they are.
- Use the right sized box, but still allow for about 2 in. of packing all the way around.
- Newspaper and plastic bags make great packing.
- Tape in a "H" pattern, down the middle and secure the outside edges as well (basically tape all seams)
- Fill boxes up full with packing so it doesn't collapse under the weight of other boxes in transit (stacked on truck or plane)
- Use the extra 4-digit part of the zip code for faster delivery
- Place an extra address card inside the box, just in case

Now, even though FedEx does allow you to use your own materials, they also have everything you would ever need to ship right in the store. Boxes and bubble wrap do cost a little, so look around the house first. Also, if packing and shipping really stresses you out, FedEx can pack it for you. They can even make a custom box for odd shaped items. And, they mentioned at the Wrap Party that if a packing expert packs and ships your stuff for you, it's insured. Certainly something to think about with fragile items or if you're a frazzled parent of little ones. The few extra bucks will be worth the piece of mind.

A few other exciting things I learned:

- FedEx ships worldwide, 365 days a year (so there's still time to ship for Christmas, today is the LAST day to ship).
- They DO NOT ship to APO addresses.
- FedEx Ground usually runs cheaper than UPS (awesome news for me....I'll be checking that out very soon).
- If you set up a FedEx account online you'll save about 16%, and it's so easy to use!

After we were done munching on snacks and packing up our boxes, we took a look around the store. Since I'm a bit of an office supply freak, I was in heaven! It's really a one stop shop for home or business needs. For instance, in addition to downloading pictures for printing photos to pick-up, did you know you can send documents from home (or work) to FedEx Office to print for you? For instance if you prepared a document at home but needed 1000 copies or wanted it printed on pink paper, FedEx is your place. My husband used this feature a lot at his previous job. It saved him money and time!

So, back to my package for my aunt. I got it ready to go, and it was already on the truck and on the way before I even got home. Tracking the box was easy online. I could "see" it leave Dallas and go through Memphis (FedEx home) and head on to Missouri. Since my box was shipped FedEx Express (not FedEx Ground), my aunt was munching chocolate covered pretzels with 24 hours of the Wrap Party. Impressive!

Lastly, we learned about the new FexEx blog called Out Of Office. Cute name, huh? It's a spot to find "Unexpected ideas for creative projects". Even though the blog is pretty new, there are already some great ideas being tossed around on the site.

I had such a great time last week thanks to Mom Central and FedEx. I even got to meet Stacy DeBroff CEO of Mom Central! I enjoyed learning new things, sharing a little holiday joy and meeting some very cool Dallas area bloggers. Thank you everyone for a great time!

I wrote this review after attending an event on behalf of FedEx. I received a holiday food item and complimentary FedEx shipping for it to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me note cards and a store credit to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Free Pint of International Delight Coffee Creamer

International Delight has a yummy holiday offer for Facebook fans, a coupon for a free pint of creamer! First 100,000 requests only, coupons will be mailed.

International Delight Free Pint of Coffee Creamer Offer

Enjoy!

Free Disney MP3 Downloads From Walmart

My kids are so excited about both of these Disney related downloads from Walmart. Currently they have, not one, but two, great MP3's available for free downloading.

Phineas And Ferb Christmas Vacation - I Don't Really Hate Christmas

Princess & The Frog - Dig A Little Deeper

Want to be the first to know about Walmart's MP3 deals? Follow Walmart MP3 on Twitter!!

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

5 Point Code For Disney Movie Rewards

As part of the ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, they are giving out free codes to the Disney Movie Rewards program.

Today's code: snowman

Just enter the code at Disney Movie Rewards for 5 points! Then head back to the 25 Days of Christmas site tomorrow for another 5 point code.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Bit Of A Lucky Week For Wylie Mom

I won a couple of small prizes this week, and both are in thanks to Twitter!

First, I won a $5 Starbucks gift card, just for following SnazzyWin on Twitter. How easy was that? And, it came with a cute Christmas card and magnetic calender. Thanks SnazzyWin!

Second, I won a $50/100 Old Navy coupon from Brandy Ellen at Happily Blended. It was a blog giveaway, and the first 10 peeps to comment won. Since I also follow Brandy on Twitter, I saw her new post right away and was able to snag the coupon. Thank you Brandy for the great giveaway and the Twitter updates!

There are LOTS of blog contests going on right now and you won't win if you don't enter. Good luck!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Free Samples To Request This Chilly Friday!

Sorry there was no freebies post last Friday. It seems the holidays are keeping me busy this year. Not to mention the manufacturer's are focusing on the holidays as well, and not so much on freebies. But never fear, here are a few things to get us through the next few weeks!

-Free Blockbuster rental with promo code KIOSK (expires 2/1/10)

- Free Sandwich at QuikTrip - Good for a QT Kitchen sandwich, wrap, or salad. Expires 12/28/09.

- 25 Days Of Free MP3 downloads from Amazon...18 FREE songs available as of today!

- Free Weight Watchers Magazine

- Free Hill's Science Diet Dog Treat Sample

- Free Downy® Liquid Fabric Softener

- Free 10 Pregnancy/Ovulation Tests- pick any combo of 10 from Sacred Heart.

- Free Kashi® TLC® Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bar- I have posted this in the past, but the offer expires 12/31/09.

- Two free bottle of Olay Quench with the rebate I posted here.

Don't want to miss exciting freebie posts like this in the future? Sign up as a subscriber here. Click on "Get Wylie Mom delivered by e-mail" and follow the verification process. Now, you'll recieve updates once a day in your mail box!

P.S. Don't forget to use Swgabucks for your Internet searches....I just cashed out $20 in FREE cash (via PayPal). All I do is use Swagbucks for my daily internet searches. Don't worry, it's powered by Google adn Ask.com!!

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

My CVS Trip The Week of 12/13-12/19 - $3.27 OOP

I actually went to CVS first thing Sunday morning, and have been busy ever since. Sorry for the super slow post!

Trip #1

2 Packs of Bows $5.98
2 Packs of Labels $3.98
2 Packs of Tissue Paper $3.98
3 Suaves $6.00
2 Revlon Nail Colors (B1G1 Free) $4.99
Starch $2.29
Olay Body Wash $7.49
Olay Quench Body Lotion $9.99

minus

$.75/2 Suave Body Wash newspaper coupon
(2) $2.00 off Revlon
B1G1 Free Body Lotion P&G coupon (the computer would only take off $7.49 not $9.99)
$6.00 in ECB from last month's trip
$5/30 CVS coupon (quiz about Medicare Part D)

Total Cash OOP = 23.23 and I got back $15.94 back in ECB

Trip #2

Olay Body Wash $7.49
Olay Quench Body Lotion $9.99

minus

B1G1 Free Olay Lotion P&G coupon (again, only $7.49 taken off)
$9.96 in ECB from trip #1

Total OOP = $.02

So, I've spent a total of $23.25 in cash out of pocket but I'll submit the Olay Quench rebate for $19.98 back. You can request up to 2 rebates, as long as they are submitted together! So, it pays to read your rebate before shopping! Anyway, that will leave me with a grand total of $3.27 in cash spent and a total of $68.03 saved. Also, I ended up with $5.98 in ECB, and that's just a $.02 loss. All in all, an awesome week for me at CVS!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gifts In A Jar For About $2 Each

Yesterday my kids and I made our teacher gifts, aren't they cute? We decided on the Hearty Soup Mix in a jar from the Mason jar gift idea e-book that I told you about in my previous post. I had a few of the ingredients at the house and "borrowed" some jars, lids and rings from my mom. I told her they weren't coming back. Anyway, overall I spent $10.65 on supplies and made 5 jars, that just $2.13 a jar. I have a bit of everything except some split peas leftover, so we can make a batch of soup here at home too.

We cut Christmas cards in half (to make them post card style) and taped the soup directions on the back. This is a great way to recycle old cards. Although for this craft my daughter picked out a pack of 8 new cards from the $1 bin at Target. It was super frugal and she has 3 left over. We also found lots of ribbon and cool ornaments in our Christmas supply stock. I save everything! So, attached to each jar was the directions (on a cute card), an ornament, and a gift card.

Other ideas are attaching a wooden spoon, a cute dish towel, a pack of recipe cards, etc. to the jar. Also, you can use cute holiday fabric on the top, between the lid and the ring. My kids just added bows (free from CVS), since I forgot to "borrow" holiday fabric from mom. All in all, this was an awesome idea for holiday gifts since the kids were able to do a lot of it. The whole thing means so much more to both the giver and the recipient when the kids worked on it themselves!!

What items are you hand crafting this year? I'd love to hear about them!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Recipes & Gift Ideas Using Mason Jars

Would you like to make your own holiday gifts, but have no idea where to start? Check out this free eBook I found featuring 34 holiday gift ideas using a Mason jar, just click here! Personally, this came along at the perfect time since this weekend, I had already planned on crafting something for all the teachers on my Christmas list. I thought a "jar" gift would be cute, easy and pretty inexpensive. Maybe bath salts, soup mix or layered cookie mix?

Free eBook – Mason Jar Recipes: 34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar

Two of my favorites are the M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar on page 12 and the Hearty Soup Mix in a Jar on page 21.

Have a great weekend!

Samples, Coupons & More From Home Made Simple

Sign up here for the free Home Made Simple® newsletter! You'll get wonderful recipes, great craft ideas and lots of tips and advice for your home in your email inbox each month. And you'll be among the first to know about special offers, samples, coupons, and sweepstakes offers from brands like Cascade®, Dawn®, Febreze®, Mr. Clean®, and Swiffer®. Sometimes, you may even receive free samples and other offers in the mail! Just click here to get started.

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$10/30 Party City Coupon - Four Days Only!

Party City just released a 4 day coupon. It's $10 off of $30, very nice and just in time for holiday party decoration shopping!

If you're shopping online, use promo code PCHOL101. Coupon expires December 14th, 2009.

Have You Checked Out The Sunday Coupon Review?

Have you ever wondered what coupons are coming out on Sunday? Maybe you don't get the paper at the house and wonder if it's worth a trip to the store to buy one. Well, Sunday Coupon Review is the answer. Click the link (or the banner below) to see what will be in this coming Sunday's (12-13-09) RedPlum and Smart Source inserts.



My favorites already are:

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5oz $.40 off/1
Betty Crocker Potatoes, box or pouch, excludes Potato Buds $.35 off/
Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls $.25 off/1
Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls $.50 off /2
Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits, any size/variety $.30 off/2
Pillsbury Refrigerated Sweet Rolls $.40 off/2
Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soups $.40 off/4
Campbell’s Condensed Soups (excluding Chicken Noodle, Tomato and Creams) $.40 off/2
Cottonelle Ultra or Aloe & E, 4pk+ $.50 off/1
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 7.25oz or smaller, B3G1 Free
Planters products, 9-21.25oz $1.00 off /2
Swanson White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast cans $.50 off/2

Have a great (and frugal) weekend!!

B1G1 Free Printable From Michael Angelo's

Michael Angelo's has a great printable coupon for it's followers on Twitter.

1. Head over to Twitter and start following Michael Angelo's .

2. Update your status with you favorite holiday tradition and tag/mention Michael Angelos' by using the @ symbol. Here's a tweet quote, "Follow and send us an @ reply telling us your favorite holiday traditions. We'll send you a DM with a link to your free meal coupon".

3. They will send you a DM (direct message) with a coupon link, follow link and print.

Mine's for B1G1 Free family serve frozen Italian entree (32-88oz) with a max value of $9.49. I'm sure they are all the same, but I have seen reports of people getting a free item coupon. Also, Twitter only allows 250 DM to be sent a day, so I advice trying early in the day and having patience. Thanks, Michael Angelo's!

Be sure to follow Wylie Mom on Twitter!!

Free Olay Quench Body Lotion With Mail-In Rebate

Just in time for dry winter skin, Olay is offering a "free with rebate" offer on their Olay Quench body lotion. Rebate is good on any size (except trial size). Purchase by January 29, 2010, postmark by February 12, 2010. Be sure to read rebate for full details!


Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Free Stacy's Pita Chips Sample From All You

Here's a free sample offer of Stacy's Pita Chips from All You magazine! It also comes with a 2 issue trial offer for All You, so be careful when requesting this sample. I personally, opted out of the magazine by selecting "no trial offer" on the second page.

Free Stacy's Pita Chips

Also, there's a Stacy's Pita Chips offer on Facebook. The Facebook offer is almost over, but the All You offer still had 30,700 left as of this post.

Have a great evening!!

Exclusive Member Shopping Day At Toys"R"Us Thursday Dec 10th Only

Tomorrow, December 10th, Toys"R"Us is having an in-store sale for member of their Rewards"R"Us program. There will be over $535 in member only coupons and savings!! Click the link below for the coupons...

Rewards Private Sale Coupons

Not yet a member? Join the Rewards"R"Us program here. Membership is free!

Also, the first 50 Rewards"R"Us members in line when the store opens at 7am on Thursday, will have the opportunity to purchase a ZhuZhu Pet!

Here's the official ZhuZhu Pet fine print:

"In-store only Thursday, 12/10/09 at 7 am. The first 50 Guests in line prior to the store's opening will receive a ticket to purchase one ZhuZhu Pet. Limit one per household. Quantities limited; no rain checks. Selection may vary by store. Must present Rewards"R"Us Membership Card. Selection may vary by store. This promotion is not available at Toys"R"Us Holiday Express Stores and Toys"R"Us Holiday Express at Babies"R"Us stores".

Happy Shopping & Saving!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Free Bag Of Stacy's Pita Chips (Mailed Coupon)

Facebook fans of Stacy's Pita Chips can request a coupon for a free bag!

Once you're a fan, click on the "free Stacy's" tab. Fill out the info and they'll mail you a coupon for a free bag of Stacy's Pita Chips. Up to $3.99, coupon expires February 28, 2010. One per household. First 65,000 fans, so please hurry if you're interested!

Have a great night!

Nature Made Is Offering A Free Vitamin Plan

Nature Made is now offering a free customized "daily vitamin plan" that's based specifically on you!!

Then, you can order personalized packets of daily vitamins, minerals and supplements created just for you.

Click the banner below to take a peek! :)

eBay Has Half Price On Auction Style Insertion Fees Today & Tomorrow

Today and tomorrow eBay if offering 50% off insertion fees on auction style listings (1, 3 or 5 day only). This is a great way to attract more holiday buyers and I'm not sure about you, but I could really use some eBay sales right now.

Here's the official eBay scoop:

"December 8-9, 2009, sellers who list 1, 3, or 5 day Auction-style item(s), and have a 12 month Detailed Seller Rating of 4.5 or higher on all criteria, will receive 50% off the standard Insertion Fee per item listed. New sellers who don't yet have DSR ratings are also eligible. DSR rating criteria for this promotion will be based on the previous 12 months. To see your DSR ratings, go to your Seller Dashboard within My eBay. For more information on DSRs, click here."

Promo ends Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:59 PM plus 59 seconds ET.

Here's a bit of my own advice....when doing an auction style listing this close to Christmas, be sure to add the "buy it now" feature as well. For example, start the auction at $9.99 or they could "buy it now" for $17.99.

Happy Selling!!

P.S. Here's my eBay store. :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free Shipping At Walgreens.Com Today Only!!

Hey there Walgreens fans! Walgreens.com is offering FREE shipping today only. Just use promo code WFAN.

Here's the fine print:

"Offer valid for up to 5 uses per account from 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. CST on December 7, 2009. Eligible products are those marked as FREE shipping eligible or Ships for FREE. No minimum purchase necessary. Offer applies to free standard shipping only and does not apply to pharmacy or photo orders, or to orders shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and American territories. All other shipping policies still apply. Orders must be placed by logged-in customer on December 7, 2009 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Offer valid online only."

Become a Walgreens fan on Facebook so you'll be in the know for future offers!

Also, while you're on Facebook, become a fan of Wylie Mom. Thank you!!

Don't Miss The 25 Days Of Free MP3 Downloads From Amazon!

From December 1st through Decemeber 25th, Amazon is featuring one Christmas song available for FREE downloading. Since today's the 7th, there are already 7 MP3 downloads available for free!! Here's what available so far:

-Joy To The World by Casting Crowns
-Snow Angel by Tori Amos
-The Coventry Carol by Mediaeval Baebes
-Slower Than Christmas (Explicit) by The Boxmasters
-God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen by Jars Of Clay
-Christmas Tree by Lady GaGa
-No Room by Todd Agnew (just added today)

Check out all the downloads at the 25 Days Of Free page. And remember to visit the link tomorrow, there will be a new FREE MP3 download added to the list. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Free Personalized Holiday Phone Call From Kroger

Kroger has a great way to surprise friends or family this year. Schedule a personalized phone call from Santa Claus, Sammy the Snowman, or Coca-Cola® Racing Family member Tony Stewart. The best part? It's FREE!!

Free Holiday Phone Calls

Happy Holidays!! :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

$5 Off Printable Coupon For Hallmark Gold Crown Stores

Here's a coupon to get excited about! Just in time for holiday shopping...

Minimum purchase $5.00, expires December 24, 2009. There have also been some $5/5 Hallmark coupon in recent magazines (I've only found 1 so far), so keep an eye out. Happy Shopping!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Free Shipping At JCPenny On Online Orders Over $25

Free shipping on orders over $25 at jcp.com or catalog orders. Just use promo code DONOTW8. Expires Friday, December 18th and certain restrictions apply.

Also, I'm not sure if codes can be stacked, but get 20% off with promo code 20FRIEND, expires December 6th. Receive 15% off with promo code PCTHANJC, expires December 31, 2009.

Remember to shop through EBates when shopping at JCPenny.com. You'll get 3% cash back (and a $5 bonus if you're new!!).

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme - Wylie Mom

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? This one is tough since I don't make wish lists for myself, but here goes! There's a really cute plum (purple) wool coat I love at Old Navy, a gift card for a pedi or eye brow wax, an iTunes gift card (maybe I'd actually use it if it has music on it), cash to pay bills and a successful blog/eBay store in 2010 (okay, that can't be bought....but it's still a wish!).

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? I still have some really cute hangers I was given 20 years ago.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? I hate sewing, but keep thinking I want to make a quilt.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? Hmm....nothing really stands out. I guess I really liked my Snow White sleeping bag. I still have it!

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? Imaginext Dragon Fortress, FurReal Kitty, Disney movies, anything Transformers, Spiderman car from Target, Baby Alive (that potties), skates, cute pink boots from Target, new batons...

6. What is your favorite holiday food? Fudge, although I never actually make it.

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? I just finished a fake plate of cookies for a prop for my daughter's twirling routine. Does that count? I'd considered making peppermint bath salts...

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? Christmas Vacation and Elf.

9. Favorite holiday song? Elvis' Blue Christmas, although I'm that person who could listen to Christmas music year round. I love it!

10. Favorite holiday pastime? Drinking cocoa! Silly I know, but I love drinking it at home by the fire, in coffee shops, at the mall watching shoppers, etc...

Thanks to Brandy Ellen at Happily Blended for tagging me in this meme/giveaway! I'm tagging:

Heather at Savings So Sweet - Miss Mommy at The Thrifty Mommy - Brandy at Brandy's Big Bargains to keep the love going!!

Check out the giveaway here.

Friday's Freebie Post- December 4th

I have a few fun freebies to share this morning! Remember I only post "cool" and "legit" freebies!

Free Holiday Postcard (mailed for free too) from Google, cute designs!

Free 1 Yr. Subscription to Bridal Guide Magazine

Free Pillsbury 2010 Calender

Free Sample of Benefiber Orange Sticks

Free "The Coventry Carol" MP3 download from Amazon

Facebook Stuff

Free Pint of International Delights coffee creamer via printable coupon.

20% Off Sale at ToysRUs for Facebook fans!

**update** These are already gone! Only took an hour....that was fast! Free Tide Swash sample...first sign up with Vocalpoint and then fan them on Facebook for an exclusive Tide Swash sample.

Find another awesome freebie? Please send me the link! Thanks for reading and be sure to share this post with a friend if you liked any of the freebies!

Vocal Point

Free Pint Of International Delights Coffee Creamer

International Coffee is currently offering a printable coupon for a FREE pint (16 oz bottle) of their coffee creamer. This offer is for their first 25,000 fans on Facebook only. It's a Smart Source coupon, and I was allowed to print two. Coupon expires January 15th, 1020.

Here's all you need to do:

1. Become a fan of International Delight on Facebook.

2. Click the coupon tab and print your coupon!

Also, while you're on Facebook, become a fan of Wylie Mom. Thanks!

Have a great day!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Changes Coming Soon To The Pampers Gifts To Grow Program

Pampers Gifts To Grow is the online program where you enter your points from Pampers packages. Although, I have no diaper wearers here at home anymore, I'm still a member. I had points left over last year and I keep accumulating more points (here and there) online. Anyway, later this month they are making some improvement to the program. Here's what's in store:

- Simpler points: your Gifts to Grow points will change to 10X their current value (if you had 12 points, they'll automatically convert to 120). This is to make redeeming points easier—no more left over fractions of a point, and all your points have a redeemable value. Learn more.
- More rewards: you've earned the points, and now we're giving you more choices on how to use them.
- Faster ways to earn rewards: new ways to earn points to get you closer to your rewards.
- New bonus point opportunities—look for offers that are just for you when you log in to Gifts to Grow.
- Your codes are still good—enter them now (even those with an expired date).

Have you redeemed your Gifts to Grow points for anything super fab? Tell me! Also, be sure to check out the link below for Pampers coupons!!

Pampers

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wylie, Texas is Getting Ready For The Holidays With An Arts Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting

This Saturday, December 5th is going to be a fun filled day here in Wylie, Texas! The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board are hosting the Wylie Arts Festival.

The fun starts at 10am with the Wylie Arts Festival in Olde City Park. You can shop for fine art and handmade crafts, listen to the sounds of the season, watch holiday cooking demonstrations, and enjoy festive foods. There will also be a children's area!

At 5:30 pm the Festival Of Lights Christmas Parade (sponsored by First Baptist Wylie) will head through downtown Wylie, down Ballard Street, between Jefferson St. and Oak St.

Finally, finish off the day with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:30pm in Olde City Park. There will be pictures with Santa, Mayor Hougue with read The Night Before Christmas and there will be choirs and carolers. All the festivities will wrap up at 8pm.

Check out all the scoop here at the City of Wylie website.

Time For Another Great Free Offer From Right@Home

The first 2,000 people to respondto this offer, from December 1 to December 7 will receive a free Holiday At Home gift basket. If you miss out this week, check back on Tuesday, December 8th for next week's offer. Also, if you have received a gift pack from Right@Home™ in the last 180 days, you are not eligible for this month's offer. Don't worry Right@Home™ keeps track for you, so give it a shot!

Check out Right At Home's December offer!!

Here's what included in this week's basket:

• 1 Ziploc® Brand Medium Snap 'n Seal Container
• 1 25-count box of Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags
• 1 15-count box of Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags
• 1 pack of Ziploc® Brand Big Bags (with 3 different sizes of Big Bags)
• 1 package of Pledge® Natural Beauty Wipes
• 1 Glade® Scented Oil Candles Tin
• 1 Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel

Good luck!!

Printable Toy Coupons Available Now, Print Before You Shop!

Coupons.Com has more than just food and drug coupons! Here's a list of toy coupons that available for printing right now!

-Save $5.00on the purchase of (1) Mr. Potato Head® Spud Buds™ toy
-Save $5.00on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® Busy Ball Popper™ toy
-Save $5 on any Hasbro Star Wars toy purchase totaling $20 or more
-Save $2.00on the purchase of (1) MR. POTATO HEAD® or MRS. POTATO HEAD® toy
-Save $10.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® DinoRoars™ Stompers toy
-Save $3.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® LULLABY GLOWORM™ toy
-Save $5.00 on a My Little Pony purchase of $20 or more
-Save $10.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® Dance Cam™ toy
-Save $5.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® Tumble 'N Twirl Top™ toy
-Save $5.00 on the purchase of (1) MR. POTATO HEAD® Silly Suitcase™ toy
-Save $5.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® Activity Ball toy
-Save $3.00 on the purchase of (1) Talkin’ Sid the Science Kid™ Plush toy from Playskool®
-Save $5.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® STEP START WALK’N RIDE™ toy
-Save $5.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® DinoRoars™ Hatchlings toy
-Save $5.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® SWING ‘N SCORE BASEBALL™ toy
-Save $10.00 on the purchase of (1) PLAYSKOOL® Musical Sit 'N Spin™ toy

Coupons might vary slightly by area, the above list was found when I used my zip code (75098).

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Hurry, You Still Have A Chance To Order Free Holiday Cards!

The free holiday card photo deal is still active at SeeHere Photo Sharing!!

I originally posted it here. Basically, use promo code newbaby for 50 free 4x8 photo cards! I ordered mine on Monday and they were shipped yesterday, I can't wait to get them!! All that will be due is $3.19 to ship them.

Since the promo code was due to expire on Monday, I have no idea how much longer it will work, so don't procrastinate! :)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Two Free Holiday Music Downloads From Oprah, Today Only!

Oprah has 2 holiday songs available for download for FREE until 11pm CT tonight (December 1st) so hurry if you're interested.

They are Andrea Bocelli's and Mary J. Blige's duet of "What Child Is This" and Sugarland's "Silent Night".

What Child Is This and Silent Night Music Download from Oprah.com.

Click the banner below and shop all things Oprah. You'll get free shipping on orders over $75 with promo code ohholiday. There's lots of clothes, jewelry, books, DVDs and even transcripts from the show!



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Free Movie Rental With Redbox Promo Code

There's a new Redbox promo code for a free rental! Just remember to turn your movie back in by 9pm the following day (to avoid a $1 per day fee). Check for a Redbox kiosk near you here.

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Expires December 2, 2009. I'm happy to report that the promo code is valid and I was even able to share the coupon love by giving the code to the gentleman behind me this morning.

Happy renting!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Amazon Toys Shoppers Keep An Eye Out For This Refund

Santa and I are about done shopping for the kids, all the "big" stuff at least. About half of it "we" purchased at Amazon.Com. Which was a GREAT experience by the way. I got free shipping on everything, and it all arrived the next day! I'm still waiting on all the Toys R Us stuff...! Anyway, yesterday I get even more good news from Amazon via e-mail.

"Thanks to the recent purchase(s) you made in the Toys Store at Amazon.com, you are eligible to receive a 1-year subscription to Parenting School Years or Parenting Early Years (a $9.97 value) included with your purchase."

Be sure to read the fine print, if you choose not to take the magazine, you can mail in this form with proof of your Amazon Toy purchase (confirmation e-mail) and you will receive a $9.97 refund. Yay, for fine print!

I have no idea what triggered the refund, but I ordered a FurReal LuLu Kitty (it's $25 more expensive now....Santa is so smart to shop early), Imaginext Dragon Fortress and a Bumblebee Plasma Cannon.

Be sure to share holiday deals, coupons, rebates, etc. you find by leaving a comment. Thank you!

Super Cheap Firewood Near Wylie, Parker, Allen & Murphy Texas

Hey there local readers, anyone live close to Southfork Ranch and need firewood?

Condren Tree Service has a GREAT deal on firewood. It's $40 (plus tax) a pick-up load. You have to stack/load it yourself, so bring gloves. And, you can only fill up the bed, level to "the top". So, you might need to load neatly.....but it's only $40! Sure beats those $20/stack stands that are popping up all over town. We guess it's about a 1/2 cord of wood with a pick up full. You can still load up your SUV or car trunk if that's all you have.

Condren Tree Service is located on Parker Road in Allen (technically) and is about 1/2 mile west of Southfork Ranch, on the north side of the road. I like to think that's it's "eco-friendly" too. Since it's a tree service and all, they are selling the wood from trees they've trimmed or removed.

This was an edited repost from last year, but Condren's is selling firewood again! Yippee!! We picked up a load last week and have been enjoying fires ever since.

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