Friday, January 30, 2009
It will be held February 4-7, 2009. Wednesday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. It will be behind City Hall on Centennial Drive (near Walmart on Highway 78).
Please bring your: Trash, Brush, Appliances, Electronics, Cardboard, Scrap Metal, and Tires. Document Shredding will be available Saturday only (from 9-12 ONLY). Please no household hazardous waste (paint, oil, batteries, light bulbs, antifreeze, etc...).
Identification will be required, no pick-ups available for this event.
For more information, contact the city of Wylie Parks Department at 972-442-8195 or e-mail parks@wylie texas.gov. Also, click here for the Wylie News article.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Nature's Bounty Fish Oil Sample
Free Diet Dr. Pepper coupon, you can pick 20 oz. bottle or a 2 liter and the coupon will be mailed. No ink or paper required!
Try Pink Lemonade and Berry Burst! Metamucil®
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond True Delights Sample from Quaker.
Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix Sample
Enjoy your full and happy mailbox!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
2 Huggies Wipes $6
2 Huggies Body Washes $6
$2.00 Pull-Ups cpn
(2) $1.00 Huggies wash cpn
(2) $.50 Huggies wipes cpn, all from the paper 2 or 3 weeks ago
$4/$20 from Sunday's paper (delivered to my door)
Total OOP $14.08, $5 in ECB received for Huggies
2 Pantene Expressions $9.98
Listerine Whitening Pre-Rinse $6.79
Clorox 2 $4.99
$3/2 Pantene P&G coupon...I keep my P&G coupons unclipped for easy access.
$1.50 Listerine Printable Coupon
Free Clorox 2 coupon, from Clorox Mom Wire.
$4/$20 CVS coupon
$5 ECB from transaction #1
Total OOP $3.54, $6.00 in ECB for Pantene and $4 ECB for Listerine received
2 Olay Definity Face wash (2 different kids) $21.98
(2) $3.00 Olay Definity P&G cpns
$4/$20 CVS coupon
$10 in ECB from transaction #2
Total OOP $2.14.
Overall, I saved $55.04 and spent $19.76. Yikes, right? You know me, I found a way to get something back. I sent off for a $15 Gift Card rebate from Olay Definity (expires Jan 28th) and the Pull-Ups receipt and UPC will get me $.75 back from The Caregivers Marketplace. That takes these trips down to $4.01. I'm pretty pleased, although I still ended the week with no ECB to rollover.
The third receipt will go towards the P&G $120 Coupon Offer. You need $50 in receipts showing P&G purchases. My problem so far is that all of those receipts have been sent off for other cash rebate offers. After the Pantene, I'm about $15 shy of the $50 needed. We need TP and paper towels, so I'll just go "splurge" on $15 worth and be done with it. I have until the 31st.
P.S. Another frugal bonus, I needed the wipes for my daughter's pre-school. Most people probably ran out for a box of wipes and spent $3.
Monday, January 26, 2009
AutoExpressions Vent Fresh Elite Auto Air Freshner $4.99
Total OOP $5.40.
I submited my Walgreens Easy Saver rebate (rebate #2) for the $4.99 and will get a $.50 bonus for adding it to my Walgreens gift card. Plus, I submitted the Vent Fresh Mnfg. Rebate. So, I'll get another $4.99 back. Overall, I had a cash "loss" of $.41, but with the Walgreens rebate a profit of $5.07. Yay!
Back to the ink. Black ink is on sale at Walgreens this week for $5 and it's also a Easy Saver rebate item for January (#15 up to $5). The gentleman was very nice and tried twice to refill my cartridge, but it wouldn't print at the store. He gave it back to me full, for no charge and told me to work on it at home. I cleaned the cartidge a few times at home with a wet paper towel and voila! I got it to print. Double yay!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Shop At Home also pays out $5 to sign up!! You can't beat free money. I ran across Shop At Home while I was looking a today's offer from Dollar Surveys.
I'm giving Dollar Surverys a trial run. It's a bit different, as you can't log into your account to see how much money you have pending, but it says it pays out weekly to your PayPal account. I figure not much time will be wasted giving this survey place a shot. Anyone, else tried Dollar Surveys?
Back to the cash back rebate programs. I was ordering some (free) note cards from Shutterfly this afternoon, and it honestly took only 45-60 seconds to check all 3 sites (Big Crumbs, Ebates and Shop At Home) to see who paid the highest percentage back. In this case it was Ebates. If you need to do some online shopping, be sure you're getting cash back to shop!
Grocery Savings - $41.78
eBay Sales - $44.17
Misc. Income, detailed below - $32.68
-$20.00 from Revolution Money Exchange, I made money with the refer a friend program last summer/fall, but just now cashed the last of it out of my account. Revolution Money Exchange is like PayPal, but with no fees!
- $5.68 from BigCrumbs, from some Christmas shopping. I still have more pending.
- $7.00 cash rebate from The Caregivers Marketplace (this one I got $1 per Huggies pack, but they are now only paying $.75 a pack)
Weekly Impact - $118.63
YTD Impact - $648.26
My weekly amount grossed up is $158.17 and usually makes me feel better. Ugh! Not this week. My eBay sales were low, since during week 3 I only listed 12 new items. No new listings = low sales. This week, I listed 29 new items. So, I should see better sales for week 5.
Lastly, have you tried SwagBucks yet? I use it for my Google searches, no extra clicking or signing in. I just go to SwagBucks instead of Google to search. You can even add a toolbar. Anyway, I'm up to 30 SwagBucks in a little over a week. I only need 50 Bucks for a $5 Starbucks GC. Free stuff is waiting for you...are you going to let it pass you by?
Wishing you a money making and saving week!!!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Check out this week's Kroger Ad here
After you're done planning your trip and pulling your coupons don't forget to load the eCoupons, they are in 3 spots!
For this trip, I also took at peek at My Penny Pile, since Maryanne does a great job on the Kroger deals. There are lots more grocery store deal posts at Be CentsAble, just click on Grocery Gathering and scroll down to the store of your choice.
And finally a reminder, be sure to watch the register when you ring up (hard with kids, I know) or look over your receipt in the car before you take off. This trip, one of the $5 Mega Event credits didn't come off...until I hit the customer service desk, that is. :)
Total saved this trip $41.78.
P.S. No CVS or Walgreens trip this week.....can you believe it?????
Friday, January 23, 2009
Kimberly-Clark Room-A-Day Giveaway, it's a daily sweeps with a $25,000 grand prize (with 16 grand prize winners!!)
Walk The Runway Sweeps from Nexcare, grand prize is a trip to the Mall of America. I hope that's a spring or summer trip. :)
Hungry Jack Fuel Your Family Sweeps, grand prize is $25,000 for groceries, gas and family fun!!
Halls Get Help Now Sweeps, win $4000 for a maid, chef or handy man!
Glamour Magazine Sweeps Page
Good Housekeeping Sweeps Page, lots and lots of sweeps!!
Woman's Day Sweeps Page, lots to enter here too.
If you're looking for even more sweeps, the Freebies 4 Mom sweeps page, also has lots of good ones! Heather only posts sweeps with lots of winners (usually over 1000).
Have you found any good sweeps? Send me an e-mail and I'll add it to the list and give you credit. Have you won a sweeps? Let me know about that, too. I'll post your luck and you'll encourage others to keep trying!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Or, visit the Starbucks site to learn how to earn a free Tall brewed Starbucks coffee. Make a pledge to volunteer and enjoy your coffee now through Sunday.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
To give you an idea of how Swag Bucks works, I've been earning a couple of "bucks" a day, so I could earn say 60 a month. It's only 50 Swag Bucks to purchase a $5 Starbucks card. Easy!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Grocery and Drug Savings - $94.94
eBay Sales - $123.85
Misc. Income, detailed below - $23.99
-$20.00 from a confidential panel hubby and I are on
-$3.99 back from Excedrin rebate (I'm not counting the savings/earnings from rebates until they are received)
Weekly Impact - $242.78
YTD Impact - $529.63
Grossed up that is $323.70 for the week or $8.09 an hour (at 40 hours a week).
I really need to get my eBay numbers up! I only listed 12 new items this week. So, this recap is actually turning out to be a good thing. It is the perfect tool to let me know where I stand today and where I need to be going tomorrow.
Also this week, I earned $10 in ECB for doing a quick 10 minute survey. This was not tracked yet, I'll do that when I actually receive the ECB which will be next month. I also earned some random points, etc. at MyPoints, Inbox Dollars, Swagbucks, etc. Look at those surveys and point programs daily!! I have mine all set up to go to one e-mail box. That way, when I have a few minutes, I have a "one stop" survey shop ready to go.
And, I went to Goodwill this week. I spent $22.16 and got 5 things for the kids (clothes) and 9 things for eBay. There is really no good way to track those savings, but when you buy name brand clothes (my son got yet another Janie and Jack sweater from Goodwill) for your kids at $.99 to $1.99 each....you do the math. Savings $75-125......? But again, I won't plug those numbers in. Just something for you to think about.
Have a great week and remember to think of the financial impact of all you do!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Cream of Wheat sample with 4 flavors to pick from. Yummy!
Quaker Oats rice and multigrain sample, pick from Chocolately Drizzle or Cheddar Cheese.
Head and Shoulders sample from P&G brand Sampler.
BOOST® Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink sample, a coupon will be mailed.
Hansen's Organic Junior Water 4 pack for free, again a coupon will be mailed.
Free sample of Nutrish Premium Dog Food by Rachael Ray.
On another note, I also went grocery shopping this afternoon. I spent $16.81 at Albertsons and saved $35.40!!! At Kroger I spent $29.58 (eek!) and saved $19.58. I also got to add $12.12 towards my P&G coupon offer, I'm still $24 shy of my $50 since I've sent so many receipts off with rebates. :)
I'll have my weekly wrap-up in the morning! Good night!
Pull-Ups are on sale at Kroger for $9.99. Use a $2.00 coupon from last week's paper and load the $2.00 eCoupon from Shortcuts to your Kroger card....total OOP will be $5.99 (plus tax).
Don't forget to mail the receipt and UPC to The Caregivers Marketplace. They are only giving back $.75 these days...but that still adds up!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Keep an eye out!! :)
I also stopped by Albertson's while I was out (this was yesterday). I couldn't pass up the $1.00 Schepps 1/2 gallon milk. I paid $8.18 OOP for three 1/2 gallons of milk, 4 cans of Wolf Chili and some laundry detergent. I saved $13.73. Yay coupons!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This makes a great gift idea.....on the cheap too!
Use the coupon code "EXCLUSIVE" at checkout. It can be used on both the most popular products, Dinner of the Month Club and the $25 Gift Certificates. This offer is valid January 13th through January 19th! Better hurry....just click the banner below. :)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Visit the Make Second Hand Kids' Clothes Legal site for more info. This is so important! Not only do so many American families depend on second hand baby/kids items to clothe their children and provide them with toys, but think of the impact on the planet if this law is left untranslated or unmodified. All outgrown clothes and toys will be thrown away, as in the trash that's headed for a landfill.......?? That's totally unacceptable!!
Training Pants $6.50
$2.00 CVS/Aquafresh coupon from a register receipt
$.75 Aquafresh newspaper coupon
Total OOP - $6.62 and I saved $7.93.
Thanks to The Thrifty Mommy's diaper deal post I'm going to give the CVS brand training pants a try. I was excited to see the have "velcro" sides like Huggies and the price was right!! :)
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Misc. Savings, detailed below - $5.70
-Wacky Pack coupon for son's 1/2 Birthday (balance was paid to GC from Christmas), sign up for the Sonic Birthday Club here, saved $1.00
-Free Redbox rental with Monday's free rental code, saved $1.00
-Starbucks "tell us how we did" receipt coupon (balance paid to GC earned from Pamper's Gifts to Grow points), saved $3.70
Gross eBay sales - $157.10
Weekly Impact: $286.85
Yearly Impact: $286.85
Just to give you an idea of how I look at that number, $286.85 "grossed up" for working outside the home would be $382.46, divided by 40 hours a week and I made $9.56 an hour. See more about my "grossing up" in this post. Not bad....but I have lots of room to improve! And of course you know I "work" more than 40 hours a week, haha! But, that will be my yard stick for comparing my numbers. Also remember, this was all done from the comfort of my own home or with my kids tagging along.....cool job, huh???
I also (finally) listed 21 more items on eBay.....I need to get those numbers up, up, up!!!! So, lots of room to improve there. :)
How did you do last week?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Some sale highlights:
Albertsons Butter (2 stick pack) $.79, this is a 3 day sale that ends Sunday
Schepps Milk or Good Day OJ 1/2 gallon $.99
Grands Biscuits $1.00
use $.25/1 (tripled) or $.50/2 coupon (doubled) = $.25 or $.50 a can
Softsoap hand soap $1.00
use $.35 coupon (tripled) for a $.05 overage
Crest Glide Floss $2.00
minus $1.00 P&G coupon = $1.00 each
I also went to Sprouts for bulk peanuts, bananas, apples, strawberries and grabbed 2 potatoes for $6.75. The organic Braeburn apples are $.77 a pound this week....and are so delicious!! The strawberries are $2.50 a 1 lb pack and are also yummy. I saved ?? there. I'd guess a buck a two, but I won't track that amount.
Overall, my total for groceries was $41.69. It was 10 days since I'd shopped, so that breaks down to $4.17 a day which i a good deal lower than my $5 a day goal. Yay!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Here's an LA Times article from today breaking the good news!
Thanks to the eBay Mommy for spreading the word. :)
2 Flintstones Vitamins $10.00
One-A Day $7.00
Philips Milk of Magnesia $3.00
(2) $1.00 Flintsones newspaper coupons
$1.00 One-A-Day coupon
$8.08 paid to Wags GC
Total OOP = $8.92 ($11.46 saved) and I got $10.00 in Register Rewards back.
2 Reynolds Foil $3.38
Niagara Spray Starch $1.79
Garnier Conditioner, on sale $2.99
Electrasol 20ct, on sale $3.49
2 Glade Candles, on sale $5.00
-They didn't have the car air freshener for $4.99 (this month's free with rebate item). So I added the following to fill in the $5.00
Hershey's chocolate, on sale $.12
Disney Stickers, on sale $.74
Fiber One toaster things $2.99
2 Act II popcorns, on sale $1.98
$.99 Wags Reynolds Foil cpn (saved $1.40)
$1.00 Reynold's cpn-they only let me use one....mgr wouldn't let me have a zero OOP transaction. Bummer!
$.99 Wags Niagara Starch cpn (saved $.80)
(2) $.40 Act II cpns
$2.50 Electrasol cpn
(2) $1.00 Glade Candle cpns
$2.00 Wags/Garnier cpn
$1.00 Garnier cpn
$1.00 Fiber One cpn
$10.00 Register Rewards from Transaction #1
Total OOP = $.72 ($33.70 saved).
As far as cash OOP, I spent a total of $9.64 on both transactions, but will get $10.00 back with the manufactures rebate from last week's paper. It's for 1/2 back by rebate, with a maximum of $10. So, that's a cash profit of $.36. My total trip savings was $45.16 and that is not counting the rebates.
I'll submit the Walgreens rebate for the two Glade Candles ($1.00 back each) and the Electrasol ($1.50). With the 10% bonus for having it loaded to my Walgreens GC, I'll get $3.85 back.
As far as the Walgreens GC goes, I lost money on this transaction. But, I started the month with $24.18 loaded on the card. With the $3.50 I'll get back from this trip, combine it with my other trip from this rebate period and I'll get $24.17 back this month. Only a $.01 loss on the GC this month! :)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Fuel Up The Family daily sweeps from Freschetta, Red Baron and Tony's pizza. Prizes include a Toyota Prius, gas for a year and pizza for a year.
Woman's Day Instant Cash Giveaway Sweepstakes
More Womans' Day sweeps here.
Win a trip to Pixar Animation Studios from Eureka and Disney .
Lastly, be sure to check out this month's giveaway from All You .
$2.00 Huggies Pull-Ups printable coupon
$4.00 in ECB from earlier this week
total OOP= $3.49
I'll submit the receipt and UPC to The Caregivers Marketplace for a $1.00 rebate, bringing my total to $2.49 for a Jumbo pack of Huggies. But, I have no ECB left. :(
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
1. Head over to Smart Source for not only lots of great printable coupons, but you can enter to win a spa trip for 2 to Florida. Ahhh....! You can enter once a day.
2. Go to GE Lighting, you can enter to win $2000 (cash) to put towards your energy bill. You can enter once a day.
Please tell me if I missed some, while I was speed clipping. Have a great week!
2 Speedsticks $6.00
Crest Weekly Care $3.99
Garnier Shampoo $2.99
Johnson's Baby Lotion $2.99
B1G1 Free Speedstick cpn from today's paper
$1.00 Johnson's cpn from today's paper
$1.00 Garnier Shampoo coupon from paper
Free Crest Weekly Care cpn mailed to me from Vocalpoint
$3/$15 CVS cpn like I used here (I printed extras that day, I think the ad has been pulled)
$4.00 in ECB from last week's CVS trip
Total OOP=ZERO and $5.00 in ECB were received. I also got $2.00 in ECB for my Fall Spending.
Excedrin Special Pack $8.99
Visine Tears $5.49
2 Crackers as a filler $.60
$2.00 Excedrin newspaper coupon
$2.00 Visine Tears newspaper coupon
$3/$15 CVS coupon
$7.00 in ECB from Transaction #1 and Fall Spending
Total OOP for this trip and the day=$1.08 and $4.00 in ECB were recieved (same as I started with). Also, I saved a total of $34.45 today!! :)
Since I had no other rebates to send off, I tucked the receipt for the Crest Weekly Care in with my P&G $150 coupon offer stash (rebate envelope).
Also, if your CVS store has a price check/magic coupon machine, you can just go in and scan your CVS card for your Fall Spending ECB's. Be sure to try this before you make your purchase, it might help your OOP. :)
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Make any purchase on January 1 (10:30 am to 6:00 pm) and get a free chicken biscuit on your next visit.
Visit Chick-Fil-A for all the juicy details! :)