Swagbucks.... New Look...

Happy 2nd Birthday Swagbucks!!

to celebrate...
Swagbucks has changed their look 
& rewards program!

I've mentioned Swagbucks here a few times because I love that I earn rewards for doing something I already do anyway... search for things online.

My favorite rewards is Amazon gift certificates that I can use for anything at Amazon.  There are lots of other choices and rewards as well.

Along with their new look, they have changed the rewards program a bit.... if you already use Swagbucks you will see that your rewards points have been multiplied by 10, you will also notice that the points toward rewards have also done the same.   They say they will be giving away bucks more often and possibly of higher value than before, as well as giving more ways to earn them.

If you haven't signed up with Swagbucks I encourage you to try it.  

I have loaded the search bar on my computer and use it for most of my everyday searching.... and am loving the rewards.

Search & Win

Walgreen's Free 8X10....

Today only! 
Get a free 8X10 photo enlargement at Walgreens.

Simply sign up online at Walgreens.com and use code FREEPHOTO at checkout.  You should be able to choose to pick up the photo at your local store to avoid shipping fees.... making it truly free.

A fun thing to do with this is to make a photo collage on your computer and have it printed in the 8X10 size.  

Take this opportunity & use it as a gift.  Photos make great gifts your friends and family can cherish. 
Sorry I've been slow at posting deals for the week!  

The last several days have been spent trying to decide on some decisions about Hubby's job.  We've had some concerns about his job security for some time, but now there are decisions to make that will affect our future.  We don't know what the outcome of our decisions will be before we make them... so each possibility looks like a gamble to us right now.

One option is staying put and waiting it out at a job he enjoys but is unstable.... 
....The other is moving and taking the chance that a pay cut would be in the near future at a job that he would likely not enjoy and would take us away from some of our friends and family.

We are trying to seek out God's leading and sort through how we feel about both options.  Some have already taken the jobs elsewhere... which makes it feel more alarming right now, but we're not sure that would make us happy long term so we are still sorting through our thoughts and feelings.

I do hope to resume my posting here very shortly... just needed a few days to get through our decisions without the effort here.  I hope you will check back soon!

Another Jo-Ann Coupon! 40% off!!

40% off Jo-Ann Coupon good for any regular priced item now through February 20th.

Don't forget about the 20% off coupon that's available as well. 
This coupon even worked on clearance items for me!  Love'n it! 
You can find my previous post about it here.

Blockbuster Freebie!!

Blockbuster has a great promotion going on right now with their movies mailed program.  Their program is similar to Netflix in that you can get movies mailed to your home, you keep them as long as you want and send them back when you want another one.

The current offer is a 4 week trial of their highest level plan
which is normally $19.99 a month.  
The standard trial is only 2 weeks.  

To try the offer :
  • Go to the Blockbuster page
  • Click on the "have a promotional code" link under pricing
  • Enter promo code... morejobs or face1m
  • Sign up for trial

Don't forget the trial is for 4 weeks.  After 4 weeks you will be charged $19.99 a month unless you change or cancel your membership prior to that time.  Be sure to make a note on your calendar so you know that date.

Thanks SmartCouponing!

CVS Deals 2/7-2/13 ...

Sign up to get Double ECB's on CVS brand items.

Here are the best deals I see for this week
January 24th-30th, 2010

Listerine or Reach Total Care $3.99, Get $2 ECB (limit 2)
Buy 2, use both coupons
-B1G1 Free Reach RP 1/3, 12/6
-$1 RP 10/18

Valentine Photo Cards $1, Get $1 ECB (limit 1)

Trident Layer Gum $.99
-$.75 SS 2/7
=$.25 each

Excedrin PSA $2.49
=$.49 each
Buy $15, Get $7 ECB  

Gilette Fusion Razor $8.99, Get $4 ECB (limit 1)
-$4 PG 2/27
=$.99 each

Duracell Batteries $2.99
-$1.50 PG 2/7
=$1.49 each

Photo Books $12.99, B1G1 Free
=$6.50 each

New to shopping CVS the frugal way?
Check out my CVS 101 post for help getting started.

Providing weekly updates for the Grocery Gathering, hosted by BeCentsAble.


Coupons Inc.

Walgreens Deals 2/7-2/13...

Here are the best of the deals I see this week at Walgreens...
February 7-13th

Dove Men's Body Wash $5.99, Get $5.99 RR 
-$1.25 RP 1/31
-$1 Coupons.com
=$1-$1.25 profit

Super PolyGrip Original $2, Get $2 RR
-$1 RP 1/31
=$1 profit

Gilette Fusion, Venus Razor $8.99, Get $4 RR
-$4 Fusion PG 2/7
-$2 Venus PG 2/7 + Free Olay Body Wash coupon wyb Venus Razor PG 2/7
=$.99 Fusion, $2.99 Venus w/free body wash

Lindsay Olives $.89 w/in store coupon
-$1/2 coupon
=$.39 each

Theraflu or Triaminic $5, Buy 2 Get $5 RR
Buy 2, use 2 coupons
-$2 Theraflu (Coupons.com)
-$2 Triaminic
=$.50 each

Kotex 2/$6, Get $3 RR wyb 2
-$2/2 SS 1/10
-$2/2 Coupons.com
=$.50 each

Hydrogen Pyroxide $.50 

Suavitel Fabric Softener $2.79
-B1G1 Free w/in ad coupon
-$.50 coupon from Ebony Magazine (use 2)
=$.90 each

Children's Motrin $3.99, Buy 2 Get $3 RR
-$3/2 RP 1/3
=$.99 each

Progresso Soups 4/$5
Buy 4
-$1/4 SS 1/17
=$1 each

Dayquil, Nyquil $4.49, Buy $20, Get $10 RR
-$2 PG 1/17
-$1.50 PG 2/7
=$.49 + when you buy 5 and use 5 $2 coupons
MoneyBack Guarantee here

Garnier Fructis Hair Care 3/$10, Garnier Nutrisse or 100% Color $5.99,  Skin Care 25% off
Buy $20, Get $10 RR

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Pull-Ups, Training Pants, or Good Nites $8.99, Get $3 RR
-$2 coupon
-$1 SS 1/17
=$3.99-$4.99 each

Monthly Deals...

Joint Juice 30 pack $10, Get $10 RR

Vitamin Water Lip Care $1.99, Get $2 RR

New to shopping Walgreens the frugal way?
Check out my Walgreens 101 to get started.

Providing weekly updates for the Grocery Gathering, hosted by BeCentsAble.


Free Cut File!!

If you've followed my blog at all you know I recently acquired at Cricut on Black Friday last year & I'm loving it!   

I've also made the leap and purchased the Makes-the-Cut (MTC) software program that allows you to create and cut your own images with the cricut...  Must say it's awesome!  

I plan on posting some of my own creations soon... I've already got several made and have had fund doing it!  I wanted to share one this week for you, but was unable to spend much time on my blog as family was much more important this week!

Since I haven't yet figured out yet how to link my own files to my blog, I've decided to go ahead and share one that I found to be cute and useful... I hope you enjoy it too. 

This cutfile comes just in time for Valentine's Day... Cute little gift bags you can cut out with your Cricut.  See image above.  You can get the files here.  Simply click on the white wording in the red boxes to select the files you want to download.  They are in svg format... so be sure to click svg when you load them into MTC to use.

These bags would be great for any time of the year... Just change the paper colors and accent/embelish them to the desired occasion.  I love multipurpose items!!  :)

They also have some cute embellishment ideas for Valentine's Buckets... these would be great to use in the classroom setting to collect Valentines!   Use the images on buckets like they've shown, or come up with your own use for them.... Either way... cute!

Find them here.

Theses files come from SVGCuts.com and is a site that I've seen a number of cute free files on worth saving for future use.

If you have Sure-Cuts-A-Lot, you should be able to use the files as well.

Don't know anything about Makes-the-Cut?  

Find more info about them here.  They are great programs that make your Cricut an even more valuable tool & they both offer free trials to try them out.


Jo-Ann Fabrics Coupon!

Here is a link to a great coupon for Jo-Ann Fabrics!

Get 20% off you entire purchase... including sales items!!  Jo-Ann coupons don't typically work with sales items... this one actually says that it does so this is a great time to get some extra discounts.

Coupon is good through 2/26/10, so print it and make the combo of sales and this coupon work for you.

Does say limit one coupon per customer... so use it wisely.

Thanks to my friend Jill for sending me this great find!

All You Magazine...

Right now at Amazon you can get the All You Magazine 
for $15 a year which is a good buy!

I like the magazine because it offers coupons you can't find other places and usually they are higher value than other coupons as well.

It also has recipes and articles geared toward women which are interesting to read through, so it's more than just some great coupons.

Other than subscribing, the only place you can get the Magazine is at Walmart... which is at a much higher price.

As always, shipping is free on  magazine subscriptions through Amazon! 
& can be used to help get free shipping on lots of other items at Amazon.

And... If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet do so because you can earn bucks toward free Amazon certificates.  I love it!
Buy gift certificates for Alice through Swagbucks!
See my Swagbuck points & info below

My Current SwagBucks!