Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lego magazine and a new houseparty!

So my exciting thing for this week was to receive Lego Jr magazine for my son who is absolutely CRAZY about Legos! I signed up several weeks ago and had lost hope only to get the 1st issue this week! Also, has a new ziploc houseparty! If you're as crazy about organization as I am, you should definitely apply.

As of this week, I am officially a Beauty Ambassador for Pretty City. I've recently started blogging for them and am proud to post about a great product they sent. Its called Cheekie cheek & lip shine by Julie Hewett Los Angeles. It is soooooooooo great! A creamy color for lips or cheeks in the PERFECT color for me. Seriously, I couldn't have picked a better color myself. Maybe those people at know me better than I know myself :), or maybe they just have great taste.........

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

running for the mail

So, has there ever been a time in your life when you are just plain excited to check your mail? I'm at this place in my life right now. Everyday when I get home, I almost can't contain myself. I have to stop and check my mailbox 1st thing. You never know what might come! Sometimes no packages and sometimes the mailbox is overflowing. This leads me into todays post. E-mailing companies. Many times if you e-mail the companies that make your favorite products they will send you coupons just for contacting them! In the past I had only contacted companies if their product was wrong/messed up. But recently I have started contacting my favorite companies and telling them how awesome their products are. Many times they send me coupons for free or deeply discounted product. Ex: my favorite yogurt is Activia cherry (regular not lite), so I e-mailed Dannon and told how wonderful the yogurt is and how it was my favorite. They took the time to respond with a personalized letter and 10 coupons for yogurt. And the best part is that Activia is BOGO this week at 1.99 and my coupon will double making 10 free packs of yogurt for me!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

feening for some freebies

Today was a slow day for me in the freebie dept. Only got 2 pkgs of Airborne courtesy of fanning Airborne on facebook and a sample of tasters choice nescafe samples (they are the cutest little tubes of coffee :) I also got in on the free pkgs of oreos on from the oreo challenge on facebook. The Mannings won, so 150,000 people got free Oreos. I will anxiously await my coupons in the mail! After all who wouldn't be excited about some free oreos!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

viva diva cafe

Today one of my favorite companies sent me a present :) Currently I am a Viva Diva (Viva paper towels) and they sent me a great reusable grocery sack and a cooking magazine issue. This adds to the pot holder, and two mugs they sent me last year! I am loving Viva paper towels (they are soft and very durable!) and being a Viva Diva.

If you haven't signed up at Kroger to play the games, you should. This week I received an e-mail from them saying I've won a t-shirt! This adds to my list of prizes. I've won a traveling mug (VERY nice one), 3 hats, a limited edition signed racing print, two dvd's, a cookbook, and now a t-shirt!!!!! I'm lovin it :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

spin and win

Okay todays post is a little different,
I recently heard of a great opportunity to donate money to the Save the Childrens CHANGE program without actually spending a dime. All you have to do is go to and register/login and spin the wheel. Its that easy. Frigidaire donates $1 for each spin (up to $250,000) to the Save the Children program. This program is "dedicated to providing nutritious snacks and promoting healthier lifestyles for children living in poverty in the United States". So, go ahead and don't be bashful, spin the wheel. You never know, you just might win ;)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

blogger perks

You know, I've been hearing about companies that give bloggers products to try out and share with their fans. I hope I can stumble across one of these soon, I would love to try something new and share it with you!

I haven't been posting much lately, getting back into the swing of school is a little trying. My new products/ free samples have been rolling in lately. This last week I have gotten 2 free movie screening passes (, 3 free atkins bar samples (had to join on a certain day-- and they are tasty :) ), a free full size sample from (mmmm), a nice 1st aid kit (had to post about a new years resolution at, a full size bottle of VitaCraves vitamins (way better than I expected) ( :, and a sample of stacy's pita chips from AllYou reality checkers (love those people!!!!) Also I hosted my house party featuring the Wii Your Shape with Jenny McCarthy and Jello mouse temptations (very tasty but a bit fluffy in your mouth (only 60 calories!!). It was a blast and the Wii Just Dance that came in my party kit was a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also I received a product to test and I can't tell you what it is, but it tastes yummy too! I'll be thankful for my Your Shape game after all these food samples so I can work them off ;)

Monday, January 4, 2010

cold day outside, cold deals inside

Not much to sing about on the freebie front. Got samples for spark energy drink (haven't tried it yet) and a sample of vaska herbatergent. I also scored a free t-shirt from with a promo code (it went super fast!). I'll be excited to get that one in. I've applied to about a dozen focus group/ paying survey sites over the break. I've gotten acceptances from all of them and just patiently awaiting the flood of e-mails to my junk address (its always a good idea to keep a separate address for stuff like that). I've been contemplating doing some mystery shops. There's a lot of companies that do that stuff, the only problem is you usually have to front the money for your shops. This can get confusing if you are really busy (and who isn't) and hard to keep track of. I haven't yet decided......... Any ole ways, on to find more deals!