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Hi, I am from Oregon, OH also known as Oregon on the Bay, I work full time as an RN with hope to semi retire and write books on saving money. I am married to Jeff for 25 years and have 3 beautiful daughters, Jessica 25, Kara 23 and Kristie 16. My main goal is to be debt free!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

2 Great Give-Aways From Army Wife Jesse Mac

Army Wife Jesse Mac is having 2 great give-aways: Be sure to enter!

Go Here to enter her great give-away for a Karmin Flat Iron.

Then be sure to go Here to enter her great soap give-away.

Free Sample of Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Free sample of Origins GinZing Refreshing eye cream, go Here to get your free sample. Another Facebook freebie.

This is my third offer I've gotten for eye cream this week. Is someone trying to tell me something?

Low Entries: Last Day to Enter i.d. Mineral Veil Make-Up Give-Away

Today is the last day to enter my i.d. Veil Mineral Make-up contest, and there are 2 winners! Go Here to enter, so far there are low entries. Ends at 8PM EST.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Free 1 oz PocketBac Hand Sanitizer From Bath and Body

Go Here to get a free 1oz bottle of Anti-bacterial PocketBac hand sanitizer from Bath and Body. Hurry coupon is good from July 30th to Aug 1st. No purchase necessary.

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$3/2 Coupon For Carnation Breakfast Essentials

Go Here to get a coupon for $3/2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

$15 off your first order at Peapod.com with code CJ615

It's MegaSwagbuck Day...How Do You Measure Up?

Its MegaSwagbuck day! Have you met your monthly goal? Personally I did not. I've set my goal at 900 bucks per month (enough for 2 $5 Amazon cards) I received one and am at 309 for the other. I've qualified for no surveys this month, and my 3 referrals are non-existent, i.e. they don't search.

However, on the bright side, this is free money with minimal effort on my part. I was able to snag 14 points on a search, and there is a 3 buck Kia video available. Happy searching!

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$40 CSN Stores Give-Away

This time head on over to A Mom Money and More to enter her great give-away for $40. While your there be sure to check out their great bedroom vanities section. Thanks, SonyaAnn!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Want One?

I received my Newcastle glass today, did you get yours yet? New Castle is offering a free glass by mail! Here’s the best part – no purchase necessary in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, HI, KY, ME, MN, MO, NC, OH, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT or WV. Which means you can get the glass for free if you live in one of those states!

If you don't live in one of those states you can still get yours by sending in 6 bottle caps. Now don't tell this is going to be a little Christmas filler gift for my brother, To get it go Here

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Huggies $2.50 Off Coupon

Don't miss this great coupon that came in my email today go Here to print off a coupon for $2.50 off Huggies.

As I side note I have no personal use for them (unless I sneeze!)

Register For a Coupon For Free Better Oats

Go Here to register for a free coupon for Better Oats, I believe it will come in the mail, thanks, Deal Seeking Mom

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Finally...Totally Empty

I have to congratualte myself, this this the first time I was able to get the toothpaste tube totally empty. The extreme heat here in NW Ohio, has almost made my toothpaste liquid. The tube was actually sucked together and is totally empty. Finally we get to open that new tube!

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Baking Skills Are A Little Lacking

I tried really hard to use up a little zucchini, however I think I should have left it on the vine! I searched high and low and found a recipe I thought I would like, but no, look what a disaster I made. The picture looked so good on the internet :( but look at mine!
Really have you ever seen anything as bad as this? The bread came out like "dressing".  I had to dig it out of the pan. But low and behold yet another frugal lesson for you. The bread didn't go into the garbage, the chickens gobbled it up within minutes.

Now when I look at all of your wonderful homemade desserts and say how great they look, you'll know why I won't be asking for the recipe!

Sluggy's Anthing But Boring Box Give-Away

Oh no! Its another boring box give-away by Sluggy. The box is anything but boring. It has so many freebies and great products in it that everyone wants to win it. The contest lasts for about 4 weeks and every few days she tempts us with a new great product added to the box. Hurry jump over to Sluggy's and enter! (or maybe not and just let me win!)

Swimming In Samples

Not only do I have my stockpile to rely on, I seem to be swimming in samples. I really don't think I need to buy shampoo and conditioner for at least a year! How's your sample supply?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Give-Away: 2 Winners i. d. Mineral Veil Make-Up

Another give-away is in the works. Two lucky winners! This time I'm giving away i.d. Mineral Veil. It's under foundation make-up. As you can see they are both light in color. Each product retails for $15. What a great way to try a new upscale make-up product. This make-up was donated to me by my oldest daughter Jessica who works for a major make-up retail store. I personally haven't tried this make-up yet, but she is the make-up expert so it must work well.

The Rules are simple:

1. First Entry (Mandatory) State were you purchase your cosmetics, and you must be a follower to enter

2. To make it fun, you can enter this contest everyday, after the initial entry

3. Blogging about this give-away will get you an extra 2 entries

4. Add my button or add me to your sidebar gets 2 entries too! (if I'm there already you get 2 too)

5. Contest ends August 1st , 8PM EST

Please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Also since I'm picking up the postage tab, USA entries only. Disclaimer: These products were donated to me by my daughter and I personally received no compensation for this post.

Free Box Of Hot Tamales

Go Here to sign up for your free box, thanks Swaggrabber .

Swagcode Alert Till 3:30 PM EST

Check the blog its there as plain as day. Snag up an easy 9 bucks!

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Free 1 Lb Boneless Chicken Breast With $20 Purchase From House of Meats

Go Here to get a coupon for a free 1 lb boneless chicken breast when you purchase $20 at House of meats.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

CSN Stores Give-Away Winner

Winner of the CSN Store give-away is....drumroll please.... David! I will contact you via email to give you details. Thanks to all for entering and look for my next give-away soon!

It Pays To Speak Up

The other day I went to AutoZone to get the $12.99 oil change special that was mailed to me. Now I have a 2005 Cavalier, and I do realize my oil filter costs a little more. I told the man at the counter that I wanted 2 oil change specials. He promptly told me it would cost a little more due to my filter. I told him I figured it would buts that's OK.

At the register he rings up 2 Specials and the bill was over $44! Now that's $18 extra for my oil filters. They only cost that much on their own. By the way the special was for a 5 qt plus jug of Quaker State oil and a filter for $12.99. I gasped and asked politely could he please check that, it never had been that much more. Well, he looked and looked and couldn't figure it out, but somehow he knew $44 was a bit too much.

After much thought on his part ( I believe he really didn't know how to rung it up!) he gave me the specials for the original price of $12.99 each. Never be afraid to speak up and ask.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Last Chance: CSN Stores Give-away $60 Gift Certicate Ends 7/24

Remember tomorrow is the last day to enter my $60 CSN Store give-away. If you haven't entered yet go Here to enter. I'd love to see your smiling face on my sidebar in google freinds connect. I'd really like to see my blog on your blogroll! Last chance to enter is 8pm EST.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Need To Quit Smoking?

Go Here to get a free sample of Nicorette mint lozenges from CVS. Still need help?
Go Here to get a free sample of Nicorrette Fruit Chill from Costsco. You do not need a to be a member to get the sample. I posted this last month ans the link is still good.

Free Sample New Oxy Clinical

Go Here to get your free sample of Oxy Clinical. Also when you are finished registering, you can download coupons. Thanks, CommonSenseWithMoney .

I've Spruced Up a Bit

The new header's been up a day or 2 and what do you think? My daughter did it for me! Thank you Kristie for the fine job. It really took her no time to do it, and she would have been done in less than 10 minutes if I wasn't so fussy. Of course, hee, hee free of charge!

Now my question is new button or not? I don't exactly match. My thoughts are not right now as I am well known on Entrecard and wouldn't want to confuse anyone. I'm now seeing about 800 hits per week using the site. I've found new freiends and great new blogs.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

4 Swagbucks for 2 Minutes of Your Time

Did you look at the special offers today on the main page? You know, the one that scrolls? On mine there were 2 one minute videos. The Kia video is for 3 bucks and the Victoria Secret is 1 buck. Not too bad for 2 minutes!

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Free Sample of Burt's Bees Toothpaste

Go Here to get a free sample of Burt's Bee toothpaste or a $1 off coupon. Thanks, Hip2Save .

Free Sample of Nexxus From Walmart

Go Here to get your free sample of  Nexxus products. Another great free sample from Walmart.

Toledo Has Groupon!

Today's Toledo deal is a $10 certificate to Barry's Bagel's fro $4. Go Here to get in on the deal.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Green Beans Anyone?

Our first pickings of green beans from the garden! Now really I was so jealous of my southern bloggers who get fresh veggies from their yard most of the year. Yep, it can be done in NW Ohio but of course you'll have to wait until July to get them. The redneck garden once again is coming through for us!

Smokey Bones $10 Off $25

Go Here to print off a coupon for $10 off $25 at Smokey Bones. Hurry coupon expires 7/24.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Swagcode Alert Till 10pm EST

Its a hunt! Check through the swagstakes section. Code is worth 8 points.

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Better Than Ears Dog Treats

Go Here to get a free sample of Better Than Ears dog treats from Walmart.

$1 Off Wendy's New Salad

Go Here to get a coupon for $1 off any new Wendy's salads.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

More CSN Stores Give-Aways

Lookung for more give-aways from CSN Stores? Check out check out Jessica's at Army Wife Jesse Mac hers is for a $40 gift card.

Also don't forget Jennifer's at Eastern's Mom's Cents her CSN Store give-away is for $70!

While your busy entering don't forget to enter my CSN Store give-away for $60 Here .

Can you believe what a great site CSN Stores is to give away this many gift certificates?

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Discover Card Update

Just a note to let everyone know how the Discover Card pay-off is going. To read about my rate reduction from 23% to 3.9% go Here .

Discover card did hold to their agreement $256 was deducted from my checking account on June 28th and the next payment will be withdrawn on August 8th. I too was worried about them having access to my my account however, they seem to be holding to their agreement.

I do have to admit, I did not make any extra payment towards this card and I really can't tell you why. I'll just need a kick in the butt to get motivated on this!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sluggy's Cheerios Give-away

Do you love Cheerios? Do you love a $25 gift card from American Express? Then you won't want to miss Sluggy's BlogSpark give-away. Go Here to enter.

While your entering be sure to enter my CSN Stores $60 give-away Here !

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Free Sample Of John Frieda Root Awakening

Go Here to get a free sample of John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo and conditioner.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CSN Stores $60 Give-away

CSN Stores has provided me with a great give-away for my readers, a $60 gift certicate!  Remember my new mattress? Now I could really dress it up with a upholstered headboards . I'd love to own this one:
I think it would really look great on my new bed. Who wouldn't feel like a king with this great headboard!
Kristie, my teenager thought this headboard would be really cool for her bed. There are so many choices for uphostered headboards  on the CSN Stores site.
I couldn't help it but I had to show you this one for the "little guy" in your life. How cute is this? While your at their site be sure to check out the great Bedding to go with your new headboard.

Now for the great give-away. Remember this is give-away is open to USA and Canada residents only.
The give-away will run from today July 13th to Saturday July 24th till 8PM EST.

1. Mandatory work first. Your first entry must include what you would like to get from CSN Stores and you must be a google follower (I'd love to see your smiling face on my right sidebar!) If you already follow just let me know. Please leave a way for me to contact you!

2. 2 extra entries if you blog about my give-away and you'll earn a third entry if you post includes the key words CSN Stores or Upholstered Headboards. Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry please.

3. 2 extra entries if you add my blog or button to your blogroll. If I'm already there you get the entries too, just let me know. Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry.

Disclaimer: CSN Stores provided me with this $60 gift certificate to give to one of my readers. I personally received no compensation for this.

Good Luck!

Monday, July 12, 2010

$1.29 Tombstone Pizzas At Meijer

Go Here to receive a coupon for $2 off Tombstone pizzas from Facebook. I was able to print off the coupon twice. Tombstone pizzas are on sale this week at Meijer's for $3.29, with coupon brings it down to $1.29. What a great deal!

House of Meats Coupon: 4 Free Krab Cakes With $20 Purchase

Go Here to print your coupon for 4 free Krab cakes from the House of meats. Can't beat free food!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

So What's Going ON?

I haven't had a chance to talk too much about what's going on in my life. So here's the the scoop. Tonight we went to the Granite City Mug Club party in Maumee Ohio. If you're ever around Granite City be sure to become a Mug Club member. The usual price is $20, but on Monday's you can score one for half price $10 and includes a free beer! (now I call that a deal!). Its a lifetime membership, and includes "Mug Club " parties. These are usual 6-7 times a year where food is free (its a planned menu) for you and one guest. Drinks are not included. It would of been truly great, however the bartender thought we were a little loud, and we were told to use our "indoor voices"! Now really we were in the bar part and it was a party!

I have to admit my heart and soul have not been into the deals too much right now, but bear with me, this too shall pass! Really the Kmart double $2 were really nothing to brag about, I only went once.

I've been lucky this month so far I been a winner on 2 different blogs, I won a Good Earth Mediterranian chicken dinner kit from Nancy at Raging Bear Ranch and a Tyson Grilled chicken give-away from Marcy at The Frugal Kennedy's . Really it pays to enter! Oh and I think I was at least an honorable mention at Sluggy's in her boring box give-away!

Thanks to all my "old " readers and a few new found ones. I hope you enjoy reading me half as much as I enjoy reading you.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Facebook Freebie from Dentyne Pure

Go Here to get a free sample of Dentyne Pure from Facebook. Thanks Shelley's Swag !

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hurry There's a Swagcode Out

Hurry there's a Swagcode out! Be sure to check my swidget, worth 11bucks.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Restaurant.Com 80% Off

Restaurant.com is offering certificates at 80% off again. A $25 certificate is only $2. Be aware there are restrictions and usually a $35 minimum purchase, but still well worth the money. Be sure to use the code: FUN at checkout. I have used the twice at Del Rio on Broadway in Toledo with no problem. To read about that experience go Here .

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Free Lip Gloss From Seventeen Magazine

Go Here to receive a free lip gloss from Seventeen magazine. Be sure to click where it says No Purchase necessary! They have 10,000 to give away.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Free Sample Dove Hair Care: New Link

Go Here  to get your free sample from Sam's club. You do not need a membership number. Thanks Hip2Save .

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Swagcode Alert Till 10PM EST

There's a Swagcode out, just check the blog its right there. The code is worth 8 bucks and is good till 10pm EST.

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Free Can of Libby's Vegaetables

Go Here  to print a coupon for a free can of Libby's vegetables. Thanks For the Mommas !