Thursday, December 1, 2011

Coupons, coupons, coupons!!!

So I know that everyone loves to save money especially at this time of the year with the extra expense of having to buy gifts and whatnot. A website I have used before is coupon mom is a great website to find coupons especially since they just stocked up! You choose your state and they will bring up the coupons specific to your state. They have online coupons, printable coupons, drusgtore deals, and resaurant coupons too! For those having trouble (like myself) trying to figure out how to get the best deals out of coupons, they even have a "Strategic Shopping Strategy".

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This morning I received an email letting me know that Lot18 is doing free shipping on everything from now until December 14 (which also happens to be the last day to get an order out). What is Lot18 you ask? It is website for wine lovers!!! They sell wine specialty foods and epicurean-themed excursions. Their wines tend to be a little on the pricey side, but you never know how much you might love a new wine.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Sales!!!!

After last nite's post, I realized I forgot to mention the awesome time I had in my hometown in Louisiana. My bestie bought tickets & took me to see the NKOTBSB concert!! I can't remember the last time I had such an awesome time with her. It has been sooooo long since she & I got to have so much fun! Anywho, back to today. I just wanted to remind everyone about the great "cyber monday" sales going on tomorrow!!

Toshiba 32" Class LCD HDTV ($249), Xbox 360 Holiday Gamer Bundle Includes: 250GB Console, Halo Reach, Fable III, 3 month live card, Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, & Choice of Top Selling Game ($319),
Wooden Train & Activity Table with 45 Piece Train Set & Storage Bin ($59), Tramontina 6.5 Cast Iron Dutch Oven ($35), Hamilton Beach mixer with 12 pc. bakeware set ($39). is offering free shipping to your home on orders $45 or more. I noticed there were some great deals, but they also have some stuff that they claim is marked down lower, but really isn't so I would suggest price checking first.

Nintendo Wii Console - Black - with Mega Pack Bundle ($175), Xbox 360 250GB bundle with Halo Reach Token, FableIII, headset, Free $20 giftcard with purchase of select qualifying item. Free giftcard will be sent to the same address as your order and ships separately. Not valid on previous orders. If qualifying item is returned, refund value will be reduced by the prorated amount of the free item. Offer expires 12/3/2011 at 11:59 PM EST($299) , C9 womens puffer jacket ($20), Movies starting at $3.99, and lots more!!

Games such as Candy Land, Cooties, and Memory game as low as $4.99, certain video games will be 60% off, save up to 50% on Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony, up to 40% off Zhu Zhu Pet. They too will be offering free shipping on orders $49 or more.

I checked Kmart's website, and I didn't see anything about a cyber monday sale, but they might pop one up at the last minute. Some deals I did see while browsing the site were certain 32" tv's for $249, 50% off hats, gloves, scarves, sleepwear and thermals, B1G1 50% off on select vtech infant & preschool toys. They too are offering free shipping on orders $49 or more.
Don't foregt to check here too!! Rumor has it that they were selling the ipod touch for $18 and some change and they were also selling Ipads for under $100. Now only a few have actually seen it, but at this point they do have some really great deals going on. You can get a $99 voucher for free glasses at no cost to you!! They also have a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 15.6 LED Laptop for $496, Mens Swissport XG watch for $220, and so much more for under $20. Check it out! I don't think you will be disappointed!
You know this site almost always has great deals on everything. Well they now have even better deals than before. They are offering Kindle Fire for $199, Kindle Touch $99, Kindle $79. Xbox 360 bundles are rumored to be $199. Twilight dvd's (I am assuming the first few) to be on sale for $6.99 as well as many more terrific deals throughout the week. Just keep checkin back everyday!

Now I have never shopped at a Costco, as we don't live near one. I do know they do have awesome sales as friends of mine have talked about it. Some of their preview states that you will be able to get up to $500 off select computers, $100 off cycle trainer, up to $30 off select Ipad accessories. They haven't really released prices, but I would definitely check there too. Remember if you don't have a membership to Costco, you will have to pay a surcharge on purchases.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Back in action!!

Wow what a year this has been for me. Not really a great year, but it was a year. From getting food poisoning at the local chinese buffet to ending up in the hospital for a horrible UTI which caused my body to go sepsis (toxic shock), because somehow e. coli was in my system. Now I am trying to focus on this blog & find ways to earn money while at home, because of where I live jobs are scarce as they are everywhere else. This coming week I am going up to the local technical school and see about getting help with school so I can start some type of career now that my kids are in school. Well that is it for now. Now to work on getting this blog back in order.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Degree Women's Giveaway!

At 1pm EST, Degree Women's is giving away. Just click here to go to their facebook page and "like" them if you haven't!

Free Vitafusion Gummy Vitamins~first 10,000

If you are a mommy-to-be then you might want to jump on this giveaway! Vitafusion is giving away 10,000 samples of their gummy vitamins at 9am PST/11CST which is in about 30 min. Just click the pic below and like their facebook page!

Free subscription to Super Chevy magazine!

For you Chevy fans out there, check out this freebie! You can get a free subscription to Super Chevy magazine! Just click the link below!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

$1 flipflops @ Old Navy this saturday!

Don't forget to stop in at your local Old Navy. They are having a sale of some of their flip flops at $1 a pair. I unfortunatley don't have an Old Navy near me, so I can't take up this offer, but I don't see why others shouldn't! This is in store only.

Free Real Dogs of America Membership Kit

Alpo is offering a free Real Dogs of America Membership Kit. Just click the link at the bottom of this blog entry and it will take you to their facebook page. Go to the bottom and click "join now". The kit includes "Official" Real dog papers suitable for framing, a "Real Dog on Board" magnetic vehicle sticker, "Real Dogs Eat Meat" handbook, and more!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Being sick is no fun

So I know I have been behind on posting on my blog, but for the past few days I have been sick with what I think was food poisoning. I have to say that was the worst pain. It was about as bad as going through labor pains with no meds. The worst part about it was I only had my 3 and 6 year olds there to help take care of me. My in-laws are stuck in water, because of all of this flooding we have been having and my husband had to work. I feel really bad for being so sick, because just my throwing up scared my 3 year old son. I started crying and ran away to his room. I am glad that I can actually walk and am able to keep chicken noodle soup and water down. I just never want my kids to have to see me in that condition ever again. I have to say I am very proud of my 6 year old in the fact, that she did do her best to clean up my mess and get me what she could and I asked for.
  Anyways, I have posted a few links for some freebies that I found or were referred by others!

Don't forget about the swiffer sweeper giveaway

Don't forget that Swiffer is giving away 100,000 starter kits away starting tomorrow! If you haven't liked their page yet, then do so, and try to get yourself a starter kit! Just click here to get there!

My recipes

If you love to cook, then head over to My recipes and check out the yummy ones they have their. Plus, they are all free! You can sign up in order to save the recipes you like or love.

Free bumper sticker

Click this link to get a free "Life's a dog" bumper sticker

Clairol doing another giveaway!

Be sure to like Clairol's fb page. On May 13th they are doing a giveaway! I am not sure what and how much, but since their forte' is hair coloring, it will probably be a coupon for a free box of hair color. They have posted 2 different status' about a giveaway!

"Get ready, because we’re about to GIVE AWAY something BOLD. What do you think it is? Check back May 13th!Friday at 3:26pm "

"How bold is your beauty? Discover your vibrant self—and get an AMAZING OFFER too! Check back May 13th for the announcement!5 hours ago

Click the link below and it will take you to their facebook page!'

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Frito Lay 24,000 bag of chips giveaway tomorrow!

Tomorrow Frito Lay is giving away 24,000 bags of chips to their fans. They are celebrating their Guinness Book of World Record set by their fans for having the “Most Fans on Facebook in 24 Hours”. The giveaway starts at 2pm CT. Click the picture below to go to their facebook page!

Free Jiffy cookbook

Check out Jiffy's facebook page  and get your free Jiffy cookbook! I have one and they have some really great recipes in there!

Free bottle of Country Bob's

Click here to get your coupon for a free bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce.
  • * One (1) coupon per household, with address verifyed by the US Postal Service.
  • * Only those living in areas where product is available will be sent a coupon. Not availiable in AK, CT, DE, HI, ID, ME, MT, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WY

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Swiffer Sweeper giveaway on May 10

Head over to Swiffer facebook page and like them! They are giving away 100,000 swiffer sweeper kits starting on May 10. Twice a week during May we'll be giving away 12,500 Swiffer 360° Dusters Starter Kits including one short handle and three 360° Dusters. Don't miss your chance to get one of these! I have one and I love them! They will be sure to go fast and this is one of the best freebies!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

~Happy Easter~

So today is not the best of days for me. I have been sick with allergies and coughing for almost 3 weeks on-going. Unfortunately, I am far away from my family and my husbands family doesn't do a get together for Easter, so I am home with the kids. It is kind of depressing to think that I am missing so much time with my family and so are my kids. I really need a break which is planned for this summer. I am planning on going to visit my family with my kids for possibly the entire summer. I am also starting a workout regime. Still trying to quit smoking and going through trying to deal with personal marriage stuff. Anyways, I hope everyone has a great Easter and don't eat too much candy! ♥

Enter for your chance to win...

free coffee mate coupon. Head on over to ~The Daily Goodie Bag~ blog and enter for your chance to win a coupon for a free coffee mate creamer. 11 lucky winners will each get a coupon for a FREE full sized bottle of Coffee-mate, once they reach 7500 Facebook fans! So head over to their facebook page and like them! They are always doing giveaways.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Free Subway Art Print for Springtime!

Check out Very Jane for free subway art print! Normally it runs about $5, but right now it is totally free. I am not sure how long it is free for, but it says one per customer. I am about to order my print. You do have to download the print, but it is well worth it! You should definitely check this out!

Starting on a workout routine

So I have known for about a month now that my little sister is getting married and that I will be one of her two bridesmaids. I refuse to be a "chubby" bridesmaid, so therefore I am putting myself on a diet and I have about a year to lose about 30 to 40 pounds. My problem is that I need to find the motivation to get up and move. We live so far out in the country that driving to a gym would basically cost me twice the price with gas. Plus, I have no babysitter for my son. I am determined to lose the weight. I would love to try out a body wrap, but at this time I have no extra cash on hand to purchase any. I am however going down to visit my parents for the summer and I was looking forward to taking the entire summer off instead of working, since everytime I go down for the summer I always work. I was hoping my husband would be able to take the summer off or part of the summer so that he could take the kids while I worked the entire summer. I don't want to fork over the extra money to pay for daycare. So therefore, I am in a dilemma. Do I go down to my family and work the whole summer while having the kids at home and have my mom watch the kids while I am working? Or do I not work and just stay at their house everyday? Oh and I forgot to mention that where I would be working is the same place as my mom except she would get to work before me and when she got off, then I would go to work so that she could watch the kids. Such a dilemma...I know most would say just put them into daycare, but daycare isn't exactly cheap and I don't trust people to watch my kids that I don't know. Guess I will have to give this more thought.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baskin Robbin's 31 cent scoop nite

Mark you calendars for April 27. Baskin Robbins 31 flavors will be having 31 cent scoop night. They are also partenering with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), paying tribute to America's Firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation will make a donation to the NFFF. Participating Baskin-Robbins stores will help raise additional funds for local firehouses by inviting fire departments to the event to collect donations. You can also text NFFF to 50555 to make a $5 donation to the cause. For more information stop in at your local Baskin Robbins or check out their website

**Plus applicable tax. Limit 3 2.5 oz scoops per person. At participating stores while supplies last.
**$5.00 donation to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:

Skinny Cow

Check out Skinny Cow's fb page today at 12 ET. They are doing a surprise giveaway to the first 700!

The Skinny Cow's fb page

Since 1994, THE SKINNY COW™ brand has made mouth-watering ice cream snacks for health-conscious dessert lovers who know that looking good and staying healthy doesn’t mean a life without indulgence. THE SKINNY COW™ brand offers a variety of decadent low fat and no sugar added frozen snacks, including seven flavors of ice cream sandwiches, three ice cream cones and seven ice cream bars. Unlike other “better for you” ice cream alternatives, THE SKINNY COW™ frozen snacks don’t skimp on flavor options and turn low fat ice cream skeptics into avid enthusiasts. As the company’s “spokes-cow” Skinny says, “Don’t put rich and skinny on a pedestal. Put it in your freezer.” For more information on the company, please visit (*copied from their fb).

Covergirl is Celebrating 50 years!

Covergirl is celebrating their 50th Anniversary! You can celebrate with them on their facebook page and also by joining . Each month Covergirl is giving away 1,000 free full sized products.  Go to their facebook page and like them. Then check out their "My Covergirl" tab. Create a Covergirl ad, get exclusive badges through polls, quizzes, and more. Just click the pic below~

Monday, April 11, 2011

If you haven't, then you need to check out sellers on facebook. If you have a little girl in need of a cute tutu or a bow to match an outfit, then check out a few sellers on there. Also check out the ones who hold giveaways for really cool stuff like hair bows, scentsy candles, tutus, gift cards and lots more! I am going to list the ones that I know of below. Let them know that Mystikal Mommy sent you! *Not all do giveaways, but still have some cool stuff!

Well for now, those are a few!

Keep an eye out for.....

Scrubbing bubbles facebook page because for one of their posts they put this as their status: We think “13” gets a bad rap and we plan to change that this month. Keep an eye on our wall on this lucky day and you just might get some freebies!  I am guessing it is a hint that on April 13 they will be giving out a freebie or maybe two that day. Just my guess though!

Check out...

Seattle's Best facebook page on April 13 @ 1pm eastern time to get a free sample of Seattle's Best brand of coffee. Beginning at 1:00 EST, get a free sample of their 1 to 5 Levels coffee and a bazillion free laughs. I can't wait, because I personally love coffee and especially love getting free coffee samples!

So I wanted to let everyone know about a great website that pays you cash back just for shopping online. It is . You shop at websites like,,,,, & More. You can get between 1% to 12.5% back from what you spend on what you buy. Each % varies from each online store. It is a great way to buy what you need online and get money back on it. If you don't like the site, then you can always delete your account.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Extreme Couponing

Did anyone watch the new show on TLC called Extreme Couponing . The people on the show are called "Extreme Couponers". They are people that either went through a job loss or money loss and something clicked to them and one day they started using coupons to help them to get more groceries for their money. The difference between an "extreme" couponer and someone who uses coupons is that the extreme couponers spend at least anywhere from 4 to 6 hours planning out their trip to the store a day before. They also "dumpster dive" through the paper recyclables to get coupons from their weekly paper that people have thrown away. They have a big binder with the coupons separated by type of product/food that they bring in store. It was really amazing to see how much these people saved. They got most of their food for free just by calculating how much they could get off with their coupon, then some of them would also use their store cards and then they would go bulk on everything. One lady got $1,000 worth of food (pasta, candy bars, gatorade) for only $51. This show really made me think about how much money my family and I are wasting on groceries and other needs of the household. I mean I know it sounds extreme, but if you look at how badly the economy has gotten with so many people out of work and so many losing their jobs or taking a pay cut. Would you go to the extreme's to get free bulk food purely through couponing? I have really been thinking about it since I went to bed last nite and woke up this morning thinking about it again. However, I don't use that many coupons, if hardly ever. Now I really am thinking about getting a newspaper subscription. I live far from town, so for me to be able to go through the dumpster I wouldn't be able to do too often. I am going to start bugging everyone for their coupons though. My husband and I couldn't believe how much stuff these people were getting and only maybe paying $6 for a $538 grocery bill (that was another lady on the show). It just makes me wonder if the stores will change up their coupon policies now that this show is on the air and people know about it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Free "Google Chrome Finger Sweatbands"

Click here to get your free google chrome finger sweatbands!
Head on over to if you are a teacher! They are giving away a free summer activiy kits! Each Summer Activity Kit contains:
• PUR™ Purifier of Water packet
• dirt/contaminant
• stirring spoon
• 2 liquid containers

First you download their free summer water lesson. Then you fill out the form to give your shipping info.

Free Paypal Hat

Click here!

Click the link above & it will take you there. All you have to do is watch a short video and when the video is over, you enter your address and name to get your free hat!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Anyone looking to try new products and review them for free and to keep should definitely check out ! You don't get any cash for trying the products out, but you do get to keep the products you try out. You basically have to build your "honeycomb" by doing things like filling out surveys, accepting invitations to try products out. By participating in the activities on you climb the honeycomb in order to get earlier invites to try new products out. Basically you want to be up the highest you can in order to be one of the first people to get an invite! Right now I am at level 5 (early invite status) or what they also call "Honey Bee". So far since I have joined, I have tried several different campaigns. Just to name a few, I got invited to do a free month on and I just recently got my bzzkit in today to try L'Oreal Paris' newest mascara and eye shadow! I am excited to try these out! Here is a pic of what I received today!

Now all I have to do is try these two products out for maybe about a week and then take a pic or two. Then I go on the site and give my review of the products! It is just that easy. Oh and you get a few Mypoints points for these specific activities you do on
  • Have a BzzReport approved
  • Write a product review
  • Complete most campaign activities, like submitting a photo or video
  • Complete select BzzAgent surveys and polls
  • Take part in activities presented by MyPoints on their own site
On Mypoints you also can shop online and get points for that too. Most of the time you get about one point per dollar, but sometimes it is more.

Cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma

Check out your local Williams-Sonoma store during the month of April. They are giving cooking classes!
  • Each 1½ - to 2-hour class includes a cooking demonstration, generous samples of featured dishes and printed recipes to take home.

  • Class fees vary by store location.

  • Participants receive a 10% discount on store purchases the day of the class.

  • Available at select stores; class dates and times vary by store location.

  • Space is limited and reservations are required. Call a participating store to register.

  • Click here to check their website out!

    Free juno baby cd

    Juno baby

    They were giving out t-shirts for kids, but ran out so now they are giving cd's in place! You should check it out if you have a child aged 2 to 4. I have received one dvd from them and my 3 and 6 yr olds love it!

    Free e-cookbooks to download

    Mr. Food PDF e-cookbooks

    From what I see there are a few of these e-cookbooks you can download & save!
    1. Let's Get Grilling (42 pages)
    2. Mr. Food Decadent Desserts eCookbook (32 pages)
    3. 27 Simple Mexican Recipes eCookbook (42 pages)
    4. 33 Top Secret Copycat Restaurant Recipes eCookbook Vol 3 (52 pages)

    Hope you like~

    Starbucks Freebie

    Get a free cup of starbucks coffee with you bring in your own travel cup on April 22 for earth day! Starbucks website It says it on the website on the right at the bottom! I am not sure if every starbucks is doing this or just some. Therefore, before you walk in, you might want to call and make sure they are doing it at your local store.

    Free Burger king nuggets!

    Keep an eye out for a coupon for free nuggets in your mailbox! One of my friends let me know she got some in her mailbox. So anyone who loves BK might want to keep an eye out for these!


    This is another website very similar to the other sites where you do simple stuff to accrue points. You then take the points and can convert them into cash! I just signed up today for it and if anyone is skeptical, let me know and I will be more than glad to tell you more about the website!

    Beezag <~~ this is the link to sign up!

    Sunday, March 27, 2011

    Free shampoo sample!

    Creme of Nature   is giving away free shampoo samples! Check it out!
    So I am still trying to figure out how to occupy my time with something that will earn me an income or something that I can supplement and put money down on the side for savings. I am tired of trying to rely on others to take care of me, when I am perfectly able to take care of myself. At this time I am currently staying home with my son. My daughter goes to school and my husband works. We live so far out in the country that everything is at least a 25 to 30 minute drive. This is my whole reason behind wanting to work home. Even if I put my son in daycare, just the gas cost and daycare costs would take up my whole paycheck and then some. At this point I do not have the extra money to put forward on any type of business. Hopefully I can get some tips. Now I am off to let others know about my blog and see what goodies I can come up with for my readers (which at this point as I have checked I have none).

    Friday, March 25, 2011

    Free Kindle books

    Turned at Dark: A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story
    Fallen From Grace: A Bonus Dark Mirror Short Story
    Dead Drop: A Lawson Vampire Bonus Story

    These are just a few, but there are tons more!

    Cute Kid's contest

    Mommies should head over to The Trendy Tutu's facebook page and enter you child in their Cute Kid contest. Winner will get a $15 gift certificate to their store. Email them pictures at with your son/daughters name. You can also vote too, but I don't think you will win anything just for voting. You can vote for every pic in the contest, but only one vote per picture.

    Just found a website that lets bloggers sign up for free. You confirm your blog, and then advertisers are supposed to choose if they want to advertise and or let you review their products on your blog. The site is called Pay per post . I just signed up for it and I want to see if I can actually get any advertisers or business' to let me review their products and or post their advertisements on my blog. I also found another site called Review me and they are supposed to be the same. I am going to see though. I am about to sign up right now. I will keep everyone updated about these websites!
    Beneath the coupled gold faints the painless catalog. I am looking to review products from companies that are willing to let me try them for free! I am also willing to post links for companies willing to advertise on my blog.

    Free Tide Giveaway

    Head over to the Tide facebook page . April 28 @ 9pm Tide is doing a giveaway to the first 100,000 to register for the Tide Stain Release Challenge. You will be able to reserve a sample for yourself and 3 of your friends! Also, don't forget to enter Tide's biggest fan challenge. You could win one of 10 exclusive Tide backstage passes and a year’s supply of Tide. While there you might want to purchase one of their vintage tees. If you do you will receive a free download for a Faith Hill song. $4 of each tee purchase goes toward helping families affected by disasters.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    Sweep Tight giveaway

    Everyone should check out Sweep Tight's blog . They are doing a giveaway called Bridal Beauty Bonanza!!! Two lucky winners will each receive a bottle of  "Happy Hour Effect".
    Happy Hour Effect is the first health supplement specifically created by a young, working widowed-mother to ease work stress and promote work/life balance. Like a “happy hour for your brain”, this unique blend of vitamins, amino acids, metabolites and herbs supports your body as you weather work stress, unemployment and economic concerns and helps you maintain your work/life balance. (*copied from her blog)
    Check it out and you should follow her. She has alot of cool giveaways.

    *The giveaway ends on Thursday April 7, 2011 @11:59 pm CST

    Free working mother magazine!

    Click here

    Working Mother is the only national magazine that helps moms with careers balance their personal and professional lives. The magazine serves women boldly, celebrating the joys, humor and challenges of working moms. Showcasing readers, not celebrities, on the covers, the magazine has three sections you, work and family that address the three touchpoints of a working mom's life. Groundbreaking initiatives, including Working Mother 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Multicultural Women, are speeding the pace of improvements in work/life policies and the advancement of women. By charting this progress, Working Mother helps readers understand what is possible in their own careers, families and busy lives. (*copied from the website*)

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011


    So lately I have decided to take on making my daughters hairbows myself, instead of buying them. I love doing it, but it is time consuming for me as I don't get much help from my SO to watch the kids while I try and work on them. Here are pics of two hairbows that I have made so far.

    rock star bow
    st pattys day bow
    I think I might give it a little longer, before I decide if I am going to go into making these and trying to sell. I still need practice and because I also know a couple of other people who are also making and selling hairbows and because one is related to me, I don't want to take business away from her. However, I am thinking about trying to become a Mark rep to sell online. Anyways, I am about to head to bed and get some rest. Hope everyone is doing great! Good nite!

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    ~First post~♥

    Hello, to everyone out there looking to save a penny or dollar or two. I am a mom to 2 beautiful children and honestly, I am home all the time and trying to find where I fit in this picture of the world. I want to help others just the way other mommy bloggers have helped me.