Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Are you missing your FREE 30 day trial of Amazon Prime? If so, I have great news!

I told you already how much I enjoyed doing online shopping this year for Christmas. I did most of it through Amazon using my 30 day free trial to Amazon Prime (which gives you FREE 2 day shipping.) I was very sad to see the free trial of Prime go. :(

But..........................I was so excited when I read this post over at Hip2Save!

Go here and follow the directions to get a FREE 3 MONTH trial offer of Amazon Prime. I was so excited when I saw Collin's post on this! I followed the directions, got my Amazon Prime back, and ordered something right away! :)

Hurry and sign up for yours as I am not sure how long this could last.

Monday, December 21, 2009

DIY workshops at Home Depot

Home Depot Do-It-Herself

I love Do-It-Yourself projects around the house!!

I plan on attending some Home Depot DIY workshops this next year. Click above to see what classes are available in your area and sign up for a class today.

Sunday Sustennance

During this Christmas season, I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmas songs with you. I, of course, love all the traditional Christmas carols such as Away in a Manger, Silent Night, What Child is This, etc. But the song I have picked to share today is a newer song that makes me think every time I hear it.

"Mary, Did you Know?"

Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great I am.

I find myself wondering, how much did she really know? I mean, she knew that she was carrying Jesus, but I don't know if was able to realize the full impact of what that meant to her and to the rest of humankind. And what a responsibility to raise and take care of Jesus!

Another thing that I always think about when I hear this song is how much do I have that I don't realize? I have Jesus in my heart and life and have complete and total access to Him everyday. But yet, do I take advantage of it? Do I talk with Him, and let Him guide my every thought, action, word, etc.? I have the GREAT I AM, the Lord of all creation as MY GOD - but do I live like it?

I hope as you go through the Christmas season, you will take a minute to think about what Christmas means - Christ came into the world as a baby to bring salvation to all that would believe!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

CVS deals - December 20-26

ThermaCare Neck to Arm wrap 1 ct.
On sale for $2.49, get $2.49 ECB (limit 5)
Use $1.00 printable coupon
FREE plus $1.00 moneymaker after ECB

Alteril Sleep Aid 4 ct.
On sale for $1.99, get $1.99 ECB (Limit 1)
FREE after ECB's

Revlon Super Lustrous or Moon Drops Lipstick
On sale for $6.99, get $6.99 ECB (limit 3)
Use $2.00 coupon from 12/13 SS
FREE plus $2.00 moneymaker after ECB

Nivea Body Wash 16.9 oz.
On sale for $5.99, get $5.00 ECb (limit 1)
Use $2.00 coupon from sidebar
FREE plus $1.00 moneymaker after coupon and ECB

Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health toothpaste 4.2oz or rinse 250 ml, or Oral-B floss 27-55yds. or SuperFloss 50 ct.
On sale for $2.88, get $2.00 ECB (limit 1)
Use $0.75 coupon from 11/29 PG
$0.13 after coupon

Listerine Antiseptic 500ml or PocketPaks 72ct
On sale for $3.99, get $3.00 ECB (limit 1)
Use $0.50 coupon from 4/26 RP or 12/6 RP
$0.49 after coupon and ECB

Any Almay Eye Makeup Remover or One Coat Mascara
On sale for $4.99, get $3.00 ECB (limit 1)
$1.99 after ECB

Russell Stover Chocolates 11.5-12 oz. or Sugar Free 8.25 oz.
On sale for $4.99, get $1.00 ECB (limit 1)
Use $1.00 coupon from 12/13 SS
$2.99 after coupon and ECB

Energizer batteries
Includes: Max AAA, AA 8 pk. C, D 4 pk. 9_volt 2 pk. $5.99 or Energizer Lithium or Rechargeable 4-8pk or value charger $6.99 - $37.99
Buy $15 worth, get $5 ECB
Final price: varies

Duracell AAA, AA 16 pk, C,D 8 pk, or 9-volt 4 pk
On sale for $8.99, get $1.00 ECB (limit 2)
Use $0.75 coupon from 11/22 SS
$7.24 after coupon and ECB

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Paypal cash on sale for 59 Swabucks! Limited time - hurry!

Ok, so I just went to redeem some more of my swagbucks for giftcards but I had already maxed out my Amazon giftcards. :( (You can only order 5 of each prize each month, and 2 prizes each day.)

So I started browsing and found they had a few other good ones on sale right now

$5 Paypal cash usually costs 190 swagbucks, making the $5 Amazon giftcard for 45 swagbucks a much better deal! But the $5.00 Paypal cash is on sale right now for 59 swagbucks! I scored my two for the day and if the deal is still going tomorrow, I will probably order more.

Hurry and gets yours because I am not sure how long this will stay on sale.

Have you done online Christmas shopping this year?

I don't know about you but I did a LOT of online shopping this year! More than I ever had!

In fact I think I almost reached the 50/50 mark - 1/2 bought online and 1/2 bought in store! Wow!

There are 4 major reasons I did a lot of online shopping

  1. I found some great prices and deals online!

  2. There were a lot of things that I could only find online for people on my list.

  3. I fell in love with Amazon and couldn't believe the deals that I got there this year! I got the free 30 day Prime membership which gave me FREE 2 day shipping so I wasn't paying shipping (or tax) on anything! You can still sign up for the free 30 day Prime membership here. (Once you do sign up for it, go to your account in Amazon, "Manage Prime membership", and select "do not automatically upgrade" so that once your membership expires it will not upgrade and charge you the yearly fee.) Needless to say, I think the UPS man might know my address by heart by now! :)

  4. And to make my Amazon shopping even better, I had saved up lots of Amazon giftcards that I got through Swagbucks. (I think I had used about $75 worth of Swagbucks Amazon giftcards.) Shhhhh.... don't tell, but I literally paid NOTHING for gifts that I got for some people on my list this year because of FREE shipping, NO tax, and FREE Amazon $ earned through swagbucks! You can sign up for swagbucks here.

Ok, so I am wondering if I am going to do some of my after-Christmas shopping online too!

Here's some great links to get you addicted, I mean, started shopping online! :)

Get your FREE 30 day membership to Amazon Prime

Sign up for Swagbucks and start earning your $5.00 Amazon giftcards today!

Sign up with any of the below online rebate companies and earn $ back on your purchases. Also with all of these companies, you will earn a $5 bonus if you are signing up for the first time.


Shop at Home


Inbox Dollars

FREE Christmas gift guide

Last Minute Homemade Gifts

Click above to get a FREE e-book Christmas gift guide!

FREE photo calendar when you buy one!

Create your calendar in 4 easy steps:

  1. Sign up for your free account
  2. Select your calendar
  3. Upload your photos
  4. Drag and drop to create

Use coupon code: BOGOCAL

Get 2 calendars for the price of one!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not sure if anyone would be interested in this and what the cost might be, but Nature Made has a personalized vitamin plan customized for you. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Home Made Simple - free coupons, recipes, offers

Home Made Simple

Sign up for Home Made Simple newsletter and be among the first to know about special offers, samples, coupons, and sweepstakes offers from brands like Cascade®, Dawn®, Febreze®, Mr. Clean®, and Swiffer®.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Vocalpoint is accepting applications again

Vocal Point

Click above to sign up for Vocalpoint.

Vocalpoint sends great coupons in the mail periodically and this offer usually doesn't last long.

CVS deals - December 13-19

3 Day Sale Sunday, Monday & Tuesday only

Merry Brite holidays bows 12ct
On sale for $2.99, get $2.99 ECB (limit 2)

Merry Brite holiday gift tissue 20ct Red and Green
On sale for $1.99 with $1.99 ECB (limit 2)

Merry Brite Peel 'n stick gift tag 35- 50 ct
On sale for $1.99 with $1.99 ECB (limit 2)

Weekly ECB Deals

Advil PM 4ct
On sale for 99¢, get 99¢ ECB (limit 1)

CoverGirl cosmetics
Buy $10, get $3.00 RR (Limit 1)
Use $1.00 coupon from 11/29 PG
Final price: varies

Suave Body wash 12 oz.
On sale for 3/$6.00, get $2.00 ECB wyb 3 (limit 1)
Use $0.50 coupon from 10/25 SS
Or use B2G1 free coupon from 10/25 RP
Final price: varies

12 FREE products from Vistaprint

I just checked Vistaprint and they are offering 12 free products which could make great Chrismtas gifts or stocking stuffers!

Especially the photo mug or photo tote bag!!

  1. Photo Mug
  2. Photo Notebook
  3. Photo Tote Bag
  4. Photo Magnet
  5. Wall Calendar
  6. Desk Calendar
  7. Photo Flip Book
  8. Holiday Stamp
  9. 140 Address Labels
  10. 10 Folded Photo Holiday 5×7 Cards
  11. 10 Holiday Photo 4×8 Cards
  12. 250 Business Cards

Go here, create your product, and checkout.
You should only have to pay shipping on your order!

Christmas craft ideas

Favecrafts Christmas Crafts Ebook

Go here to get ideas for Christmas craft ideas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

FREE sample of Benefiber

Go here to get a free sample of Benefiber Orange powder.

Need more freebies?

Sign up now to have your mailbox full of freebies after the holidays!

FREE e-books - Christmas cookies and Gift-in-a-jar ideas

Go here to download a free e-book of recipes-in-a-jar.
These make great, homemade, Christmas gift ideas.

Holiday Ideas

Also here is another e-book containing over 500 recipes for Christmas cookie!
Yummy! I am looking forward to doing some baking this week and might have to try one of these recipes.

More photo deals

Ok, so if you are STILL in need of photo deals after the many we have had in the last few weeks, here are some more I found!

  • Get a free photo wall or desk calendar here from Vistaprint. (just pay s/h)

  • FREE return address labels, photo return address labels here

  • FREE gift tags or photo to/from gift tags here

  • 50 FREE photo cards still available here. (Just pay $3.19 s/h)

  • 100 free 4 x6 prints here. (use code prints)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Great Christmas gift idea for "Couponers"!

This a post that you need to forward to your husband as a hint for what you want for Christmas!

Julie, from Couponizer, sent me The Couponizer to review and try out a few weeks ago. I have to say, I was a little skeptical about how much use I would be able to get from it because I follow the method of filing my inserts by date and only cutting coupons that I need for that week's shopping. But even with that method there are still loose coupons that I cut and don't end up using that I don't know what to do with! They usually ended up in various white envelopes floating around in my purse. And if I needed a coupon that I knew I had cut, I would have to dig through the entire envelope to find it. Well, The Couponizer has solved all of that!

Here is what it includes:
  • 18 grocery categories coupon pockets,

  • 4 generic coupon pockets,

  • 3 gift card/shopper loyalty sleeves (for your CVS, Kroger card, etc.

  • Shopping pockets - places to put the coupons you plan to use this week

  • Shopping List – 20 page tear off list pad with cardboard backing

  • CoupStackerPre-sorting mat color coded to match the system pockets

  • CoupTracker – 15 page spiral bound list pad with cardboard backing

  • Scissors – blunt tip

  • Carrying Bag – clear vinyl zippered bag

So now when I don't end up using a coupon that I cut, I file it in the corresponding category. And when I need it later, I know right where to find it!

If you are a "clipper" ( meaning you cut every coupon and carry them all to the store with you), The Couponizer would be a great tool for you! It is compact and yet has lots of categories and pockets to fit your needs.

Ok, so here is the best part: Julie has agreed to let any Centsible Savings readers that would like to order the Couponizer do it for a discount! The Couponizer normally costs $19.95 plus shipping and handling, but she has discounted it to $18.00 plus s/h. Go here to her website to order yours today!

If you didn't want it for a Christmas present, this would be a great tool to help you get some of your New Year's resolutions of being more organized done!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

FREE batteries (after rebate) at Staples

Right now at Staples through Dec. 26, you can purchase up to 2 packs of Duracell batteries (20 pack for $12.99) and get back $12.99 in Staples Rewards!
If you are not familiar with Staples Rewards you must have a free store loyalty card(Staples Reward Card) and you get back your rewards in the form of a check at the end of the quarter.

FREE Item (up to $13) with a $10 purchase at Bath and Body works

Go here to print a coupon for FREE item (up to $13) when you purchase $10 worth of product at Bath and Body works.

$10 off a $10 purchase at

You can use coupon code NICE4U to get $10.00 off a $10.00 online purchase at You will have to pay for shipping. The code is good till 12/24.
Also make sure to shop through Ebates or Shop at Home to get a 5% rebate back on your purchase. If you create a new account with either of these companies you will geta $5.00 new member signup bonus.

FREE Snuggle dryer sheets again!

Did you see the high dollar coupon for Snuggle again in the paper this weekend?

It is for $2.00 off any Snuggle and was in the 12/6 RP. Wal-mart has the smaller 40 count package of dryer sheets priced at $1.86 so you should be able to snag more FREE dryer sheets!

Coupon for a FREE bag of Stacy's pita chips

Become a fan of Stacy's pita chips on facebook and get a coupon in the mail for a FREE bag!

Walgreens 12/9 - 12/12

Ok so the weekly ad at Walgreens didn't look that great. So I decided to skip posting it and post the deals that are good starting Wednesday, December 9 - Saturday December 12. What makes these deals even better is when you spend $25 you get $5 Register Rewards!! So on top of any RR you would get for the things you are buying, you will also get $5.00 for your total being above $25.00. But remember the $5.00 RR Holiday bucks and the deals listed below don't start till Wed. 12/9!

Neutrogena Men's Skin Care
On sale for $4.99, get $4.99 RR
Use $2.00 coupon from All You December Issue. p.35
FREE after RR

Just For Men Touch of Gray Hair Color
On sale for $6.99, get $6.99 RR
Use $2.00 printable coupon
Also submit for Touch of Gray rebate here
FREE + moneymaker after RR

Select Conair Brushes or Scunchi Hair Accessories
On sale for $2.00, get $2.00 RR
FREE after RR

Renu Multi-Purpose Plus Solution Twin Pack, 8 oz each
On sale for $9.99, get $9.99 RR
Use $2.00/1 printable coupon
Use $1.00/1 coupon from sidebar (use zip 85013)
FREE + moneymaker after coupon and RR

Stim-U-Dent, 100 pack
On sale for $2.00, get $2.00 RR
FREE after RR

Stayfree Feminine Care 16 or 24 pack Maxi or 16 pack Ultra Thin Pads
On sale for $1.99, get $1.99 RR
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
FREE + $1.00 moneymaker after coupon and RR

CVS Deals - December 6-12

Wow, this week is a great week at CVS! Almost as good as Black Friday! Now if I can only find some time to shop there this week. :)

3 Day Sale

Essence of Beauty Bath & Body
On sale for $4.99, get $4.00 ECB (Limit 2)
$0.99 after ECB's

Merry Brite Santa Hat
On sale for $3.99, get $3.99 ECB (Limit 2)
FREE after ECB

Merry Brite Mini Ornaments 12ct
On sale for $1.99, get $1.99 ECB (Limit 2)
FREE after ECB


Bayer Contour
On sale for $14.99, get $5 ECB (Limit 1)
Use up to $30.00 off coupon from 10/25 RP
FREE + $5.00 moneymaker after ECB and coupon

Zantac 150 24ct or 75 30ct
On sale for $8.99, get $8.99 ECB (Limit 1)
Use $1.00 coupon from 10/18 SS, 11/15 SS
Or use $2.00 printable coupon
FREE after ECB

Emergen-C Immune Booster 2pk
On sale for $3.99, get $3.99 ECB (Limit 1)
FREE after ECB

7Up, Canada Dry, A&W, or Sunkist 12pk
On sale for 3/$11.00, get $3.00 ECB (Limit 2)
3/$8.00 after ECB

HP Inkjet Cartridges
Prices start at $19.99 each, buy 2 get $10.00 ECB's (Limit 2)
as low as $30.00 for 2 cartridges

Energizer batteries
Spend $15 get $5 ECB (Limit 1)
Use $1.00 coupon from 11/15 SS
Final price: varies

Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools
Buy $15 worth, get $7 ECB Limit 1
Use $1.00 coupon for Revlon Beauty Tool from 11/15 SS
Use $2.00 coupon for Revlon Color Cosmetic from 11/15 SS
Final price: varies

Covergirl Clean Liquid Foundation or Pressed Powder
On sale for $4.99, get $1.00 ECB (Limit 1)
Use $1.00 coupon from 10/11 or 11/29 PG
Final price: varies

L'Oreal EverPure Shampoo or Conditioner
Buy 2 get $5.00 ECB (Limit 1)
Use $2.00 coupon from 11/1 RP, 10/18 RP, 9/27 SS
Final price: varies

Nexxus Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler, or Hairbrush
Spend $20.00, get $10.00 ECB (Limit 1)
Final price: varies

Thursday, December 3, 2009

FREE photo cards offer still going! - Photo Sharing & More!

I have great news!! Remember the offer I posted here for 100 custom photo cards you could get for shipped to you for FREE? I was a little disappointed that I didn't get my tree up and a picture taken in time to take advantage of it. But I checked it today and THE OFFER IS STILL GOOD!

You can now get 50 photo cards for FREE but you must pay shipping this time of $3.19 for all 50 cards. That is only $0.06 each! Great deal!!

Here's how:

  • Go here to create an account at SeeHere.

  • Then upload your photo and create a photo card. Make sure to save your card.

  • Add 50 photo cards to your cart and checkout using coupon code "newbaby" to get all 50 FREE (just pay shipping of $3.19).

I am reading that people are getting these cards in a week or less so you still have plenty of time to get them and mail them in time for Christmas.

Have you tried Panda research?

Here's another online survey company - Panda Research. You get $3.00 just for signing up and then can earn $3.00-$75.00 per survey.

If any of you have tried it please let me know if you have liked it and how well it worked for you.

Are you having a "crafty" Christmas?

I love making things for my house! I have a few projects I have been working on for Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts that I will be sharing with you in a few days when I get them all finished. And of course they are thrifty!
But for now check out these great craft ideas - you might even find a quick craft project you can do to cross someone off your list.
Go here to download a free angel craft book just in time for Christmas. Find step-by-step instructions and full color pictures for projects such as an Angel Wind Chime (page 20), Snowman and Angel Ornaments (page 40) and Pottery Clay Angels (page 32).
Go here to download a free Christmas craft e-book containing 25 crafts for greeting cards, ornaments, kids crafts and more. Create easy, inexpensive Christmas ornaments with mirrored paint and swirl techniques (pg. 7), or send a thoughtful holiday greeting with a Christmas Story scrapbook card (pg. 25)

Have you joined A Full Cup?

A Full Cup is a great online forum/community. I find a lot of good deals there but don't have the time to share each one. Join for yourself today to get access to insider information from "couponers" like you!