Friday, October 15, 2010

Free Hot Pink T-Shirt

Ozzy T- Shirts is giving away a free shirt. It's a cute shirt with Australia on the front (can pass for a souvenir from that Australian vacation I never took). You'll have to fill out a short survey but it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. For a free shirt, bring it on, ;). Click here to get yours.

They are the same company who's giving away the free key chain bottle opener.

Free Keychain Bottle Opener

Snag a free extra-thick stainless steel with an exquisite jewelry-quality brushed finish key chain bottle opener from Ozzy shirts. It includes a  heavy-duty nickel-plated split ring. Click here to get yours.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Free Personal Journal

Receive a free personal journal from Victoza, a new injectable prescription medication for type 2 diabetes, when you sign up here.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Sample From Target

Target has another sample available. This time it's Garnier Moisture Rescue. Request yours here.

Pampers Gifts to Grow 50 Point Code

 Log in to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account and enter this:


If you don't have an account, go here.

Thanks Frugal Freebies.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pampers Gifts To Grow Points

Log in to your Pampers Gifts To Grow account and apply these two codes:

                         PUNTOSPARAMI123    10
                         FACEBOOKOCT2010   10 

If you're not a member yet, sign up here.

SF Zoo - Free Admission For Military Personnel And Families

During Fleet Week, Oct. 7 through Oct 12, all military personnel and their families can get free admission to the San Francisco Zoo. Up to 4 people can get this free pass upon presentation of a valid military ID.

For more details, see this.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Free Bath & Body Works Body Lotion

This weekend only, print this and head on over to Bath & Body Works for a 2oz Secret Wonderland body lotion.

There is a limit of one per transaction (not per person) so if you want to do it multiple times, I suggest you make separate trips. I did this twice today and got two bottles for free. These will be perfect for Christmas gift baskets, :)

It is also valid online but shipping charges will apply. 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Coupon Lady

The coupon lady, that's what the Rite Aid store manager called me the other day. I was in his store and bought $36.43 worth of merchandise. Of course, frugal gal that I am, I didn't pay the full price. I used coupons, both clipped and earned from Rite Aid Video Values, and combined them with the sales they had. I walked out the door after paying $7.43 (including tax). I also had $3.00 worth of UP rewards by using their wellness card. He was so amazed at how much I saved, he said he should have his wife learn from me. I wonder what he would have said if I told him I am getting a $3.00 rebate as well, :)

*Disclaimer: This post is solely my opinion based on my experience with the Rite Aid store where I shop. Rite Aid, the company and its employees, did not ask for this post nor was I compensated in any way for it (I wish!). I seriously doubt they are even aware of my blog, ;).

Sunday, March 7, 2010

February Report

Time is zooming by while I feel like I'm left in the dust. Well, not really the dust. I'm just not moving as fast as time is (story of my life).  Look at this recap, it is seven days late. Oh well, better late than never...

So on to my month in review. February was a great month in terms of my online earnings and rebates. Just look at these numbers:

           $50.00 ING Direct Electronic Orange Bonus 
           $15.00 Lightspeed Panel PayPal credit
           $6.50 Opinion Outpost
           $0.18 YouData
           $20.00 gift card from Swagbucks
           $10.00 gift card from an online community I can't name yet
           $5.00 Babies R Us gift card just by being their fan on Facebook
           $5.00 Target gift card

           $27.00 from various rebates

Monday, February 1, 2010

January Report

Time seems to be zooming by. The first month of the year has already ended. I thought it would be a good time to look back and assess how the month went. In doing so, I hope to celebrate my victories, however small, and learn from my mistakes.

One of the changes I started in December was to keep track of my online earnings in a separate spreadsheet. Once I had that in place, it was easy to continue onto this year. I also decided not to spend any of that money. Instead, I'm socking it away. It's part of my plan to reach one of my goals_destination no. 2 in the Crown Money Map. I am doing the same thing with my rebates. Instead of treating these two as extra income, I'm using them as savings. For this month, my totals are:

                           YouData     =  0.46
                           CrownGPT =  5.00 (Amazon giftcard)
                           Lightspeed  =  5.00
                           Swagbucks =10.00
                           Opinion Outpost = 12.80 

The cash plus the $48.98 in rebates I received are welcome additions to my savings account. I'm also waiting for three $5.00 Amazon gift card codes to be added to my Swagbucks account. The codes won't post until Monday today, because the month ended on a weekend. That's fine with me, as I'm saving everything up in my Amazon account for future use anyway.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another Free $5.00 Amazon Gift Card

Yesterday, I redeemed a $5.00 Amazon gift card from CrownGPT. This morning, the code's already in my inbox! That is so cool! What's even better, it only took me a week five days to earn it. I did not have to buy anything. I just visited CrownGPT once a day, probably 10 minutes each time, to check for any offers and did the ones I liked. I could have probably earned this faster but I just did not have the time. Still, my time spent at CrownGPT seems to have paid off nicely.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

$10.00 in PayPal from Swagbucks

Today is a great day for my savings account. Swagbucks just deposited $10.00 in my PayPal account. This is $10.00 just for using Swagbucks as my search engine. I did not buy anything. I did not spend any money to earn it. Even the time investment is minimal. I am just so happy with Swagbucks. I only wish I found out about Swagbucks sooner. Oh well, better late than never, :).

Search & Win

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My CVS Deals

Braving the rain and wind, I ventured to CVS today to buy dishwashing liquid. I was looking for the Dawn 2 pack for $6.99 that would have given an ECB back (I forget how much). Since I already had a $1.00 and a $4.00 ECBs from the previous week, .99c for a two pack was, in my mind, worth the trip.

Alas, when I got there, the item was out of stock. Since I did not want to waste my trip, I looked for an alternative. They had the smaller bottles of Dawn on sale for .96c. With the .50 coupon from last Sunday, my total would have been $1.84 plus tax. I would have not been able to use my $4 ECB. If I had used my $1, I would have to pay .84c. I thought of another way. This is what I came up with :

Transaction #1
1 Dawn 9.5 0z .96
2 Oust Surface and Air 7.98

1 Dawn coupon .50
1 Oust Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon 3.99
1 ECB 4.00

Subtotal .45
Tax .87
Total 1.32
ECBs earned 6.00

Transaction #2
3 Dawn 9.5 oz 2.88
1 Scrubbing Bubbles 6.99

3 Dawn coupons 1.50
1 Scrubbing Bubbles coupon 1.00
1 ECB from transaction#1 6.00
1 ECB from previous week 1.00

Total .37
Tax .96
Total 1.33
ECB earned 2.00

Total value of items:18.81
Total value of coupons used: 6.99
Total ECBs earned: 8.00
Total ECBs used: 11.00 (including from previous week)
Total out of pocket: 2.65

Even if I did not have the $5.00 ECBs from the previous week, it is possible to snag this deal. Of course, the total out of pocket would be more. For transaction#1, $4.45, earning $6.00 ECB. For transaction#2, using the ECB from transaction#1, $1.37. Still a pretty good deal.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Get Paid To Visit

There is a new site that pays its members just to visit other websites. It is fairly new. It's still in the beta stage. It's really very simple. Sign up at Be Ruby for free. Organize your home page by picking the sites that you like from their list of advertisers. Then, whenever you want to visit that site, log on at Be Ruby first. It's like a launchpad to other sites. There are other ways of earning money too, like registering and shopping but I have not tried those. I have only tried the pay to visit aspect of it. Granted, the payout for this is low. However, I already visit these sites daily anyway. Why not let Be Ruby's advertisers pay for it?