Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday 2010 Is Here!!

There's nothing like "fighting" for great deals in your PJ's with a cup of coffee! Be sure to check out the Cyber Monday deals from Toys R US!!

Cyber Monday Sale: R Biggest Ever!

Happy shopping/saving!! :)

$103 Cash Bonus When You Open An ING Direct Checking Account!

Even banks have Black Friday deals! Open an ING Direct Electric Orange Checking account before midnight tonight (November 28th), and you can earn a $103 FREE bonus!! Who couldn't use some free cash?

Here's how the cash bonus will work:

* Open Electric Orange November 26th – 28th, and make a total of 7 purchases using your Electric Orange Card or Person2Person Payments (or any combination of the two) within 45 days.
* For example: If you made 4 Card purchases and 3 Person2Person Payments within 45 days of opening your account, you’d receive the $103 bonus.
* Card purchases can be either signature or PIN-based.
* Your $103 bonus will be automatically deposited into your account on day 50.
* Bonus only available for new Electric Orange checking. Only one bonus will be provided per household.

I personally love ING Direct! I've had a savings account with them for about 8 years and opened the Electric Orange Checking last year. I use the checking for my "Amazon sales account".

ING DIRECT USA Checking Account. Free ATMs. FDIC Insured. Open online now.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Last Day For A FREE 8x10 Photo Collage From Walgreens

Today, Saturday, November 27th, 2010 is the last day for this freebie! HURRY!

Just enter promo code "THANKSGIVING" at checkout! Here's a link to the Walgreens Photo Center.

These photo collages make awesome gifts for the holidays!! Just grab a frame and you're all set. For even more frugal gift ideas, check out my eHow article on exchanging great gifts on the cheap.

Have a great (and relaxing) weekend! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Few Great Deals From Vistaprint...(Free) Holiday Cards Included!!

Even after paying S&H...I've always had the best of luck from Vistaprint. Awesome quality products! :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Online Specials At Walmart.Com!

Shop today for a some great deals!!!! There's nothing like sitting on the sofa, surfing the net while in a triptophan induced coma, and catching a few online holiday deals from Walmart!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

Thanksgiving Generic Gif

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Candy Coupons To Print, Just In Time For Halloween!

Coupons.Com has uploaded the following coupons for candy to print!! Yay, just in time for trick-or-treaters, fall parties, etc. Just click HERE to print!!

- $2.00 off ONE (1) Nestle Candy Variety Bag
- $1.50 off ONE (1) Wonka Mixups
- $2.00 off ONE (1) WonkaƂ® Best on the Block
- $2.50 off TWO (2) Nestle Candy Variety Bags
- $1.50 off any THREE (3) bags Skittles, Starburst, Lifesavers

Coupons Inc.

As always, thanks for reading and supporting my blog! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Have You Tried The Wendy's Pick 2 Meal For $4.99 Yet? (Plus A GIVEAWAY!!)

Last week, I had the huge honor of being invited to a mommy blogger event hosted by Wendy's and TheMotherhood. Even cooler than that, I got to invite 2 friends, so I asked my mom and hubby to join me. Kids were welcome to tag along, so my son got to join us as well!

So, our mission was to try to order from the new Wendy's Pick 2 campaign. With the Pick 2 (for $4.99!!!!!) menu option, first you pick your favorite, out of 4, Wendy's salads; in a half size. You can choose from:

Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, Baja Salad, Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, and the BLT Cobb Salad.

Next you add your choice of one, out of 7 smaller sides. A fountain drink, Dasani water, a baked potato, Wendy's Bowl of Chili, a Frosty, a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger or a Chicken Go Wrap. Did I mention this was for $4.99!!!

I had a tough time deciding between the Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad and the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, but the Caesar won. I paired it with a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger (I couldn't resist!!) and also ordered a Coke. Wow, what a wonderful and very filling lunch! The salad and drink alone would have been enough, the 1/2 size salad portion is still very generous and very filling alone.

What I love about the Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad is: it's not "too" hot and spicy, the dressing amount portion was very appropriate, keeping those calories down! I tend to use way too much dressing if I don't measure it. Plus, I can't say enough about the huge 1" x .5" chunks of shaved Asiago cheese. Yes, it's true...I love cheese! My Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger was perfect, as always...

Hubby said the Baja Salad was perfect and my mom (who also tried the Spicy Chicken Caesar and loved it) raved about her bowl of Chili. For "fast food" chili, she was very impressed. This is from a women who makes homemade chili quite often. :)

Overall, we had a great time. Did I mention the Pick 2 is only $4.99?? Dine-in taste and quality, for fast food price and convenience (you know, after that late soccer game...) What a deal!! My little man enjoyed a Wendy's Kids Meal while we waited to order our Pick 2 Lunch, isn't he cute chewing away?
The staff was awesome dealing with our large group of moms, friends and kids. Not to mention the manager on duty was terrific. I was impressed that he was "working" the dining room, doing table visits, checking on food taste and quality, etc. That's always a nice thing to see in a fast food establishment. Plus, for me getting to see other bloggers face to face was really fun. It was a happy day!!

Now, here's the fun part for you!! Would you like to try your own Wendy's Pick 2 lunch or dinner? Well, I'm giving away one $7 Gift Card to Wendy's! Here's how to win:

1. Visit Wendy' and look at the Pick 2 selections. With 28 possible combinations for only $4.99, I know you'll find the perfect one for you. Now, leave me a comment and tell what combination you'd like to try.

2. Stalk me (I mean stay connected) on Facebook and/or Twitter. Also, be sure to stay connected with TheMotherhood and Wendy's on Facebook and Twitter.

3. Post this giveaway on your blog!

4. Tweet this giveaway, be sure to use the hash tag "#WendysPick2". (This entry can only be ONCE per day.)

One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Sunday, October 31st at 10pm (central time.) Good luck!!!

Disclaimer - Although all the options expressed in this post are 100% my own, I was working with Wendy's and TheMotherhood on this campaign. I also received my lunch, the lunch for my friends (not my son), a gift card for the giveaway and a stipend.

**Update** - I headed over to and #3 was selected as my winner!!! That would be Jessica at The Unemployed Mom!!!! Congrats!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cute Free Halloween Tote Bag- Pay Only S&P!!

Get 1 Free Halloween Tote Bag. Just pay shipping & processing. Create one-of-a-kind bag for a unique trick-or-treating experience. Great idea for Halloween party gifts! Upload your photo or add personal messages. Happy Trick-or-treating!

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Coupon For Free Chips & Queso At Chili's!!

If you haven't done so already, you can get a free appetizer at Chili's when you join their E-mail Club, just click here, or the cool banner below.


Free Texas Rangers Baseball And State Flag Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils

I am watching the Texas Ranger game tonight with the family, and am surfing the net during the boring parts (hehe). So, while looking at the Official Texas Ranger's Webpage,I ran across these cool Halloween pumpkin carving stencils to download for...FREE!

Get you Texas Rangers Halloween pumpkin carving stencils and carving tips here!!

There is a total of 6 designs to choose from, ranging from easy to difficult. Enjoy, and have a great fall season. It's been beautiful so far!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Friday, Happy Mega Swag Bucks Day!!

Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day (MSBD), which means better odds of winning BIG Swag Bucks denominations, up to 10,000 in one search! It's completely free and Swag Bucks can be traded in for rewards such as gift cards, electronics, apparel, household goods and much more! I personally, usually get Starbucks gift cards, Amazon gift cards or CASH deposited into my PayPal account!

Swag Bucks are digital dollars that you earn just for doing the things you're already doing. I mostly earn all my points from my web searches (it's like a frequent flier program for web surfing!). But you can also earn Bucks by taking surveys, shopping online, recycling old cell phones, etc.

The first time I cashed out my Swag Bucks I requested a Starbucks card, then I registered the Starbucks gift card (at and now I get coupons for free goodies from Starbucks...for instance I got a free Vente Iced Coffee yesterday since it's my birthday month. So, the point is, sign up with Swag Bucks today!! :)

Another idea, is to save up your Swag Bucks and cash out for gift cards to use for the holidays, either shop with them or give the cards as gifts...

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Still Working On Back-To-School Shopping? How About 10% Back From The Gap?

As the fall season actually begins to approach, some of us are just beginning to shop for school clothes. And, Ebates needs to be a check point for all frugal shoppers! What's Ebates you ask? Well, Ebates as a local mall with over 1,200 different stores but with one huge difference! Online stores pay Ebates a commission (think of it as a finders' fee) on every sale and they split this amount with the consumer (that's YOU!!). Not to mention the $10 Gift Card sign up bonus, or $5 in cash!!

Now, the 10% cash back on The Gap offer ends on Monday, September 6th. Better hurry!! :)


A New Month Means New Coupons To Print!

It's now September, and a new month means it's time to print new coupons!! Check out below, or click here!!!

Coupons Inc.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Order of Skillet Queso & Chips At Chili's!

Join Chili's Email Club to get the latest happenings, exclusive offers, and a FREE order of Skillet Queso & Chips!!

Free John Frieda Root Awakening® Sample!

Sign up today and you'll receive a John Frieda Root Awakening® sample in the mail. Also, get exclusive haircare offers from Frizz-Ease®, Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Root Awakening® and Luxurious Volume. Just click here, or the banner below!!!

With naturally curly hair....I love John Frieda hair products!! Frizz-Ease was a life saver for me!! Anyway, have a great weekend!! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Make Extra Money With Your Opinions Via Surveys

It seems to me there are a tons of survey sites out on the net. The tough part for me is weeding through them. Can I trust this one, do they pay out well, pay out timely, etc...? Well, today I'm sharing one of my favorites, Synovate (Global Opinion Panels). Not only have I cashed out (via PayPal) several times, but I've also been privileged enough to try some product samples. My best advice, is log in everyday day or two and just spend a few (5 -10) minutes. After a month or two, you'll be surprised how fast your points (points = money) have added up!

Another survey site tip, don't get signed up with too many places. Find 2 or 3 that you like and visit them regularly. Have a great day!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

$1 Bonus Coupon From Cellfire And Kroger!!

Check out the great deal below from Cellfire and Kroger. Be sure to hurry, since the $1 bonus expires this Sunday (August 8th) night and it will be capped out after the first 10,000 people redeem it.
Cellfire is a website where you add electronic coupons, or "e-coupons", to your frequent shopper card.Sign up for Cellfire HERE and add your e-coupons now!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Free Schick Hydro Razor After Mail In Rebate

Try a Schick Hydro razor for FREE, after the mail in rebate that is. Receive up to $10.99 back!!

Schick Hydro Rebate Form

Here's the fine print: "Schick Hydro™ Rebate Terms Not valid at BJ’s Club stores or Sam’s Club. Dated between 6/14/10 and 8/18/10. Limit One (1) rebate per Rebate Request Form. Limit One (1) Rebate per person, household or address."

And yes....looks like I'm back to blogging. Yay!!

Read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer for FREE!

Here's a chance to read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner for FREE! No library needed. :) The book is a companion novella to the Twilight series by author Stephenie Meyer. It is the story of a newborn vampire, Bree Tanner, who is featured in the third book of the series, Eclipse. Remember the newborn army that Victoria was building? Bree was one of them...


Here's the fine print on reading it for free: "The site will be live from noon EST on June 7th until midnight EST on July 5th. Please keep in mind that you can only read the book here – you won’t be able to download it to your e-reader or phone. And you can’t print it out."

Have you read it yet? Or, are you reading it now? I'd love to hear your thoughts!! I just found it this morning and haven't found a chance to curl up at the computer yet.

A huge thanks to Stephanie Meyer's for sharing this with her fans, for free. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Printable Coupon - Small Sub, Chips & Regular Drink for $2.99 At Quiznos!!!

Be sure to print this now before it's gone!! Expires June 17th, 2010. Yummy.....enjoy!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The P&G "A Year of Savings" Coupon Book Offer Is Back!

The P&G Coupon Book Offer is back, and this time around you'll get over $100 worth of P&G coupon savings (by mail) when you buy $50 worth of P&G products!

P&G Coupon Book Offer

Be sure to make your purchases by April 15th, and have it postmarked by April 30th, 2010. Click the link above for full details, the rebate form, and even a list of coupons included! You can also visit the same site later to check your coupon book status.

More Success To Share - Selling Stuffed Animals On eBay

Last month, I shared a personal eBay selling story about a stuffed dog. To read it, click here. Since then, I've had more success selling stuffed animals and read a great article about a $100 bunny.

First up, in the past week, I sold this Classic Pooh Rabbit and this Russ Tiger. The rabbit was priced at $24.97 with the "or best offer" feature added. It had been in my eBay store for almost 4 months and you'll notice the buyer paid full price! The tiger I listed a month ago, also with the "or best offer" feature and I took a $20.00 offer. I paid $.50 for the rabbit and $.75 for the tiger. Not a bad little profit, if you can be patient enough the wait for the right buyer to come along.

Now, on to the $100 story. This is compliments of my eBay mentor Debbie over at eBay Mommy. She also has a great "how-to" eBay selling website in addition to the blog. And, she is were I learned/was inspired to sell plush. Anyway, head over to her blog and read her post about a Carter's bunny that sells for big $$. Also, if you look through her recent posts, you'll find one about yours truly. :)

Have a great weekend and happy hunting (thrift store, garage sale or your own closets)!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New The Children's Place Printable Coupon

I'm not sure about you, but I'm ready for the Spring season! If you're been out window shopping lately, You might have seen all the new brightly colored clothes in the windows, even swimwear is popping up. Ahh...!

Anyway, here's a chance to save some money at The Children's Place. The promo code if you're shopping online is: SPRING12A, and to actually print the coupon, just click the banner! Expires, February 18, 2010.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

$10 Coupon Box From Box Tops For Education

Get a free coupon booklet filled with $10 in valuable savings and 10 great recipe ideas from

Supplies are limited & only one request per household.

P.S. On a side note, I sorta took a blogging va-ca. I've been working really hard on eBay the past few weeks, as that will be my focus for 2010. So...stay turned for more money savings deals, freebies, and eBay selling tips and success stories. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Get Ready For Valentines Day With A $10/30 Party City Coupon

There's a new Party City $10/30 printable coupon available! Perfect for getting ready for Valentines Day (class parties, etc.), or for those of you already planning spring parties!

$10 off of $30 Party City printable coupon

Offer expires February 1st, 2010. If shopping online, use promo code PCVAL30 or to find a Party City near you, click here.

Free Desk Calendar From Walgreens

Get a super cute desk calendar from Walgreens for FREE! Offer is valid through tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd. Just enter promo code FREE4U at checkout.

I just had a reader tell me it's $5.99 for shipping and you can't have it shipped to your store.

Get started at Walgreen's Photo Center.

Remember Valentines, and Mother's & Father's Day are approaching. A photo calendar would make a great gift for aunts, uncle, grandparents, etc...and $5.99 is a fair overall price for a "priceless" gift!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free Cream Of Wheat Hot Cereal Sample

'Tis the season for warm cereal for breakfast, wouldn't you say? Here's a chance to try a Cream of Wheat sample for free. There are 7 flavors to pick from, with a mix of "adult" and "kid" flavors. I requested Maple Brown Sugar, it sounds awesome!

Free Sample of Cream of Wheat

I used to eat Cream of Wheat a lot as a kid but haven't had it in years. I can't wait for my sample to come!! Which flavor did you request?

Free Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer Moisturizer

There's a great new sample from, Gold Bond sanitizer and moisturizer in one! Request your sample and be one of the first to give it a try. It contains no alcohol and kills 99.9 of common germs and bacteria. Plus, it has 7 moisturizers to keep hands soft.

Free Sample of Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer Moisturizer

Also, if you head over to Gold Bond's website you'll find this $1 Off Any Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion printable coupon.

Free Bagel And Schmear At Einstein Bros Bagels

Sorry for my lack of blogging this week! Maybe a free bagel with schmear (cream cheese) will make it up to you. All you need to do is head to Einstein Bros Bagels' page on Facebook and click the "free bagel" tab. You'll need to become a fan to print the coupon.

Free Bagel & Schmear from Einstein Bros Bagels

The coupon expires January 18th, so be sure to head in soon. I printed my coupon yesterday morning and happened to pass Einstein Bros Bagels on my way home from the doctor (sans kids). So, I pulled right in! I was super "boring" and got a plain bagel with plain cream cheese. But, that's my favorite, and it was delicious!!

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

Friday, January 8, 2010

eBay Selling Success Story - Walmart Stuffed Animal

I had some recent eBay success, a few weeks back, selling a stuffed animal that I thought I'd share. Stuffed animals can a huge success if you are patient.

I bought this cute little stuffed dog at a thrift store for $.59 and he sold from my store for $29.97. Check out the listing here. That's a $29.38 profit before eBay fees, just for a few minutes worth of work on one listing!

Now, like I said it takes patience if you're looking for that kind of profit. As far as success in selling plush (stuffed animals), the less common brands do better. What I mean is this Walmart dog sold for $29.97 but you might only get $10 for a Ty stuffed bear. It seems to be a supply and demand type situation as well. Think about it, if little Suzie lost her favorite stuffed dog, and if you're the only one on eBay with a listing, you'll most likely get your asking price. Listing them in a store format, rather than at auction, is the best way to go. Also, consider adding a "or best offer" feature to the listing. But, how do you know which plush pieces to price at $10 and what to price at $30 or maybe even $40? Take a peek around eBay. See how many others are for sell and price accordingly. No others for sell? Price a bit higher and add "or best offer".

For more about selling on eBay, read my eBay selling page! Thanks for taking a peek and good luck!

Free Workout Music From Subway And The Biggest Loser

Looking for some new tunes to listen to while you exercise? Well, Subway and The Biggest Loser have a workout mix available to download for free. And, it's not just one song but twelve songs! Included with the download, you'll also receive a promo code for 25% off music downloads at

The Biggest Loser and SUBWAY® Workout Mix

So, load up your MP3 and get to moving! :)

Free Movie Rental With Redbox Promo Code

There's some new Redbox promo codes, good for one free night's rental! Remember to have your movie back by 9pm the following day to avoid any late charges ($1 per day).

Promo codes: RBX2NITE (expired!) or ABTS25 or SNSV25

Click here to find a Redbox kiosk near you! Happy renting!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Get Special Savings With The Home Depot Newsletter

Sign up for Home Depot Savings Newsletter and receive access to special savings via an email newsletter. It includes a sneak peek at the local ad!

Home Depot Savings Newsletter

Also, the Home Depot's FREE Do-It-Herself workshop is next week. It will on Thursday, January 14th from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm and the topic will be "Bathroom Updates". Just click the cute tiny Do-It-Herself banner for more info or to RSVP. Home Depot Do-It-Herself

50 Free Prints At The CVS Photo Center

Sign up for a CVS Photo Center account and you'll get up to 50 free prints and free photo storage! Also, right now you can save 25% on calendars with the promo code "25Calendar". Remember shipping is FREE if you have your prints and stuff sent to your local CVS for pick up.

Remember, the 50 free prints is for new CVS Photo Center accounts only!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

$1 Pulled Pork Sandwiches At Dickey's

Every Monday in January and February, Dickey's Barbecue Pit will have Pulled Pork Big Barbecue Sandwiches for only $1! Limit 2 per customer. Click here for more details.

Are you a Dickey's fan? Have you joined the Yellow Cup Club yet? Members get insider information via email (like the $1 Pulled Pork deal) and a special surprise on your birthday (my guess is a cool coupon).

Another thanks to my friend Allie for this deal! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Month Means New Coupons To Print!

It's a new month (not to mention a new year and a new decade) and there are new coupons to print. Hurry and print your favorites before they are gone! Some coupons have print limits and once it's reached the coupon is pulled.

Free Coupons

Happy New Year!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Last Goodwill Trip For 2009 Was A Success

I thought I'd share my most recent trip to Goodwill with you. It was a good trip overall, but nothing was on sale so I paid a bit more than usual out of pocket. I could have done way better if I hit the New Years Day sale yesterday, but I can't win them all! I went ahead and went on New Years Eve so I could drop off a couple of boxes to donate. It was the last donation day for the 2009 tax year and it was worth the extra $10 or so I probably spent.

On the left is what I got for my kids. My son ended up with a pair of Gymboree jeans and two GAP shirts and my daughter got a cute pair of "like new" shoes for next year. I spent a total of $11.86 on them (with tax).

On the right is my pile of eBay goodies. I spent another $24.52 on eBay, including tax. I am guessing I'll bring in about $160 from it, once it all sales. That's like a 650% mark up! :)

Here's what I snagged for eBay:

Pair of Mickey Mouse glasses
3 Mugs
Cookie Stamp (new with tag)
Christmas plate
"Teacher" aroma pot thingy (new in box)
Breast Cancer/Pink Ribbon tie
3 kids designer sweaters (Talbots, Gymboree, Hartstrings)
Boys Talbots shirt
Vintage Lacoste sweater!!
Plus-sized Christmas sweater

So overall, I spent $36.38 at Goodwill. Not considering the "Goodwill" part, $36.38 for just 3 designer items and a pair of shoes is an awesome deal! Do you have any great thrift store trips to share? I'm a thrift store addict and would love to hear about them, email me!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Free Samples To Request On New Years Day 2010

Happy New Year!! To celebrate the arrival of 2010 here are a few freebies to request.

Free Sample of New Nature Made® TripleFlex® Liquid Softgels

Free Bounce® Sample From Sam's Club

Free Dora The Explorer Game Download

Free 3 Yr. Subscription to Watch! Magazine

Free Tickets To Leap Year (the movie) - Select cities only!!

Free $17 Coupon Booklet From ConAgra Foods

Free TIGI Bead Head Make-Up Girls Just Want It Lip Pallet - previously posted!

Here's to a happy and healthy 2010!!

Free Girls Just Want It Lip Pallet From TIGI Bed Head Make-Up

TIGI Bead Head Make-Up has a fabulous offer you won't want pass up. They are offering their Girls Just Want It Lip Pallet for FREE, plus FREE shipping! I'm sure this offer won't last much longer, so hurry!

You'll need to log in or make a TIGI shipping profile. No credit card info will be required, since it's all free!

TIGI Make-Up Girls Just Want It Lip Pallet

A huge thanks to my friend Allie for this freebie!

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