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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, April 30, 2011

Free Sample of Brez Snoring Relief

Head on over to Here to get your free sample of Brez a snoring relief aide. After my vaction, I'm told I really need this! The site is working great now!

BrytonPick Floss Review


I was recently given the opportunity to try the BrytonPick. I was especially excited because I have terrible gums! I don't know how this could have happened since I faithfully go to the dentist every 6 months. I have been using regular floss, but I'm always interested in a new gadget. The pick comes in its own carrying pouch and you can use it for up to a month.

My review: I was able to find great directions on the BrytonPick site. I did look in the mirror the first time I used the pick. I found that using the BrytonPick was simple once you get the hang of it. I admit it took me a while to get used to the string floss too. I also like that fact that it was simple to carry with me in its case. If you're a flosser, but sure to keep this neat pick in your purse.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hurry My Give-aways End Tonight

My two great give-aways end at 11:59pm EST. Be sure to enter both:
Go Here to enter my $100 GNC GC give-away, and don't forget:

To enter my Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner. Go Here to enter.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Smokey Bones BOGO Free Entree

Another great coupon from Smokey Bones, BOGO free entree, hurry coupon expires May 1st! Go Here to get your coupon.

Brother's visit

This guest post from Lewis Beck


My brother called me last night to say he wanted to come visit over Easter weekend and asked if I could find him an airline ticket. Thanks for the notice, bro! I got up this morning and did some research on high speed internet providers in my zip code since I’ve just moved in and don’t even have Internet yet and thankfully I’m going to be all set up in the next day or so. I’m going to spend time after work this week trying to find him a good last-minute fare but ! I told him not to get his hopes up…we’ve got just over a week to get him down here! I know he’s excited to see my new place and he hates spending Easter alone so I’m doing all I can to make sure we have a good, family holiday. I may even take him out to brunch at my favorite restaurant if he’s really nice! He never ceases to amaze me with his total procrastination…

Swagcode Alert Till 5pm EST

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ways to Promote Your New Product

I've really been trying to start a small at home business. I have several people who are interested in going in with me.Price comparisons have already been done, however I really don't know where to start. I've come up with two different ideas that I think could possibly take off, but how can I sell my great products on the internet? Does anyone really write a check any more? Who wants to wait that long to get paid?

I've finally realized I would have to be able to do credit card processing. Yes, me doing credit cards! I'm realizing how safe and easy this type of transaction can be for everyone. I really don't see how I can promote an on-line product without one. I know I personally have purchased many items via the internet without any credit card worries.

My next biggest consideration is how to promote my product. My little blog is growing and I have realized the impact a give-away has. Regretfully, I got in a little late on the social networking, but even that aspect for me is growing. Facebook and Twitter are great places to promote a new product, maybe that's the marketing strategy I'll do!

Free Sample of Folgers

Go Here and "Like" Folgers to get your Free sample. Who doesn't like free coffee?

My Gosh a Reality Shock

My stockpile has been very high for a while, however it has slowly dwindled. I got the shock of my life when I went to the grocery store today! When did prices get so high? I bought no meat, and only used a "baby cart" (the mini carts help me to not over buy). I pray I can be a better couponer. Gas in NW Ohio is $3.99.9, as close to $4 as it comes. I'm tightening my belt, I will stay in budget! Anyone else having " sticker shock"?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Back From Vacation....Booo!

We're back! I'm home this evening from my great vacation. Besides spending and spending, I do have a few deals to pass on the you. Our travels were to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Key West. Look forward to some great fun and entertaining posts! Honestly, I'm just too tired tomight! Oh, and we went from 85 degrees in sunny Fort Lauderdale to a rainy, cold 50 degrees in Toledo!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm Leaving For Vacation Today

Just a quick note to all my great readers, I'll be on vacation till April 25th. I'm heading from NW Ohio to Miami and Key West. I'll try to post a few tidbits but please forgive me if I don't! Please don't forget to enter my 2 great give-aways on the sidebar.

And The Therabreath Give-Away Winner Is.....

Thanks to all who entered my Therabreath give-away. There were 60 valid entries and now drumroll....the winner is "turq" . As always Random.org was used to pick this lucky winner. Don't forget to enter my 2 other give-aways: Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner and my $100 GNC Give-away (please see side bar to enter.)

House of Meats $3 off Whole or Half Ham w/$20 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for $3 off a whole or half ham with a $20 purchase from the House of Meats.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Swagcode Alert Till 11am EST

There's an early morning Swagcode out till 11am EST, just check the Swidget! Its worth 7 bucks.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Tomorrow 4/16 Therabreath Give-Away ends, Low Entries!

Still haven't entered my Therabreath Give-away? Well what are you waiting for? Go Here and get your last minute entries in. Contest ends April 16th at 11:59pm EST!

Bath and Body Free Into The Wild 2oz Body Lotion

Bath and Body does it again! Today and tomorrow only 4/15 and 4/16 get a free 2oz sample of Into The Wild body lotion. Go Here to get your coupon.

Free Sample Gold Bond Body Wash

Go Here to get your free sample of Gold Bond body wash from Walmart. Thanks Hip2Save

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner Give-Away Ends 4/28

Recently I was given the opportunity to try Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner . I have to admit I've been using the same cleaner for years, but thought I'd give it a try . From their site: Safe & non-toxic, this solution is for all your household/commercial cleaning needs! Replace all of your harmful, toxic cleaners with Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner! This environmentally safe botanical mixture contains no harmful detergents or solvents, no perfumes or dyes, and is easy to use! Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner is an enzyme-based botanical formula that can cut through the toughest grease or dirt, and is completely non-toxic.

My Review: I found I really liked its multi-use. My daughter tried it on her hands for a hand cleaner, and the grime came right off. Her hands had a clean non-perfumed scent, however they did not smell like chemicals. I also tried it on a few laundry stains. I found it to be a great pre-wash stain treater. Who would've guessed I was planning on using it only on my counters.

Like to try Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner? You can buy it Here .

Of course you can win it here!
Madatory Entry: Sign-up for Tropical Traditions Newsletter Here

Want Extra Entries?
1. "Like" me on Facebook: Here
2. Follow me on Twitter:@marilynjaegly
3. Follow me on Google (Sidebar)
4. Follow me on Networked blogs (Sidebar)
5. Tweet this give-away up to 3x/day: "#Win Tropical Tradions All Purpose Cleaner Give-away on MarilynsMoney Ends 4/28: http://tinyurl.com/3f7d7qb



This give-away will end 11:59 pm EST 4/28 and is open to US.
Disclaimer: I was provided this product to review and was given the opportunity to have a give-away. The opinions expressed are my own.

Seventh Generation Coupons

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$100 GNC Giftcard Give-Away Ends 4/28

As everyone knows summer is just around the corner and that brings the summer outfits. With it only being April there's still time to loss a little weight. My solution browsing around and seeing what GNC has to offer.
Personally, I'm planning on trying Alli I know several friends who have tried it and the weight does come off. I feel I just need a little extra help.
Not in the weight loss market? GNC offers everything from vitamins and supplements to pet supply supplements! I never would have guessed that. I'll even let you in on another great secret, GNC carries beauty products too! Who wouldn't love to have a tube of StriVectin-SD for sensitive skin during the summer?

To help you get starting on all of your summer goals, GNC is offering a $100 giftcard to one lucky reader!

Mandatory Entry: Must do both 1&2
1.Become a fan of GNC Here
2.Follow both on twitter: @GNCLiveWell and @jeffhennion

Extra Entires:
1. Follow Marilyn's Money on Google (sidebar)
2. "Like" me on Facebook Here
3. Follow me on Twitter @marilynjaegly
4. Blog about this give-away (3 extra entries!)
5. Add me to your sidebar (3 extra entries)
6. Tweet up to 3x/day:" #Win a $100 GNC GC at MarilynsMoney Ends 4/28! http://tinyurl.com/3zbw567"
7. Enter any of my other active give-aways

This contest will end at 11:59 pm EST on 4/28. Open to US and Canada.
Disclaimer: The representing company has provided a giftcard to the winner and to me,however the opinions expressed here are my own.

Smokey Bones BOGO Free Entree

Whoa, Smokey Bones keeps rolling out the coupons! Go Here to get your BOGO Free Entree coupon. Hurry expires 4/17.

Pens, Pads and of Course TV

Isn't it funny how we all love to nab a free pen from a business? Who doesn't like to see their name or advertising on a pen? I've been thinking about using Go Promos to design a pen for my blog. How cute would that be? I could even leave a few at work and maybe I'd get a few more work friends to follow me and save a little bit of money. For home use I'd love to have a personalized notepad. I use notepads all the time to keep notes of different contests that I have entered. Now I just have to remember to write down the dates of when they all end. Yes, I know, my organizational skills are a little lacking.

Yesterday we were watching television and I swear I really like some new ads. Of course the ones that I like, no one else even knows. I'm worried I won't be able to watch them too much longer, as we still have the big box TV. No high definition TV here, however when our TV does die, I think I'll do must of my browsing at HDPictures.com. With the high price of gas, I've really been doing alot more internet shopping. Now if only I can find a way to decrease those shipping costs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yankee Candle $15 Off $45

There's a new coupon out for Yankee Candle. Go Here to get your coupon for $15 off a $45 purchase. Hurry expires Apil 17th.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Smokey Bones $10 Off $20

Yipee there's a new $10 off $20 Smokey Bones coupon, and I'm going there tomorrow! Go Here to print your coupon, hurry valid 4/11 to 4/14.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ode To The Art Student

Let me start with I've been out of school for a long time. I was recently asked to do a poster for work. Well, I'm no artist! I can't believe how these kids can just whip out a poster overnight! Here I sit, struggling...why, oh why did I agree to do this? I should have sat like everyone else with their heads down. Oh when will I wise up?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Really Do I Need a Reality Check?

I haven't been retail shopping for clothing in a long time, but with our upcoming trip to Florida Kristie and I needed to get a few new summer outfits. I had no idea what things cost retail (of course I did look for sale prices!)
Kristie's Goods:
Bathing suit: $40 (Deb's)
Pair denim capris: $19 and cute tank top cover-up $19 (really this was an impulse and not needed) plus a $5 coupon from Dots  Total w/tax:$36
Tennis Shoes $11.66 (Target) she did find an old GC in her wallet , OOP $1.66
Back to Deb's: Denim shorts $25 and knit shorts $7.50 (BOGO 1/2 off) $34
Walmart: 2 knit pair capris $20 , denim shorts $15 flip fops $2.50: $40
Total: $152 (rounded and with tax)

Marilyn's Goods:
Bathing suit: $32 (Walmart)
2 pairs denim shorts $25 (Walmart)
1 pr Capris and 1 pair Bermuda shorts: $35 (Kmart)
Total: $92 and I still need new tennis shoes (trust me I really need them!) and some sort of sandal.

Roughly I've spent a total of $250 and we haven't left the ground. Is this what retail costs or really am I needing a reality check?

House of Meats 2 Free Salsibury Steaks w/$20 Purchase

Go Here to get your coupon for 2 free salsibury steaks with a $20 purchase from the House of Meats.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Therabreath Review and Give-Away

Recently I was given the opportunity to try Therabreath toothpaste, mouthwash and lozenges. Therabreath is known for relieving dry mouth and helping relieve bad breath.

From their website:
TheraBreath is a revolutionary premium oral care system created by Doctor Harold Katz at the California Breath Clinics. The exclusive, original formula went on the market in 1994 and has been used by over 1,000,000 people world wide to solve the problems of bad breath and unpleasant mouth taste. In that time, our original formula has gone through dozens of refinements, making it the most complete and effective solution to the embarrassing personal problem of halitosis.


Continuing his pioneering research, Dr Katz expanded on our original TheraBreath Toothpaste and Oral Rinse products to address other problem areas in personal care. We now manufacture very popular products for teeth whitening, the clearing of tonsil stones, premium periodontal therapy products, specialty chewing gums, and even bad breath treatment systems for pets!

These products are formulated to stop bad breath by controlling the bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. These products also keep gums healthy, fight cavities, and eliminate sour, bitter, and metallic tastes in your mouth. Made from natural ingredients, these products do not contain alcohol. They are also safe for diabetics to use and certified kosher. TheraBreath is also committed to a greener planet nor do they test on animals.

May take on the product, first I'll start with the toothpaste. The directions say to put it on a dry toothbrush. I have to admit I've always wet my brush first. The toothpaste doesn't foam up like regular toothpaste and doesn't have a strong minty flavor. However, I have to admit when I was done brushing my mouth felt clean and when I took a breath in my mouth felt fresh and clean.

The mouthwash is great. There is no burn. Some mouthwashes are just too strong for me, but this is very mild and leaves your mouth with a fresh taste.

The lozenges received a mix review. I personally liked them. They are individually wrapped and have a great smooth texture.I enjoyed their unique taste. I did pass out a few at work and some of my coworkers thought the mint tasted weird, however everyone liked the individually wrapped lozenge.

Want to try it for yourself? Therabreath products can be purchased Here or if your lucky you can win a Therabreath Toothpaste and Mouthwash here.

Mandatory First Entry: "Like" Therabreath on FB Here AND "Like" MarilynsMoney on FB Here

Want more entries?
1. Follow me on Google (Right side bar)
2. Follow me on twitter @marilynjaegly
3. Tweet up to 3x a day " #Win Therabreath toothpaste and mouthwash give-away at Marilynsmoney: http://tinyurl.com/3kweltb"

4.Follow @therabreath

Please leave separate entries for each comment and of course if you already follow me in these ways you get credit too! Since I'm going to Florida soon this Give-away will end April 16th at 11.59pm EST.
Disclaimer: I received these products to try in exchange for a review and give-away. The opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Don't We All Wish We Could Wear Scrubs at Work?

One thing that I like about being a nurse is that I get to wear scrubs everyday. Let me tell you what a blessing that is. I don't have to think about what I'm going to wear everyday. I'm happy that I have to wear navy blue scrubs everyday. They rarely show any dirt. I can remember back in the "old" days when a nursing uniform had to be white. I hate to say it, but when you're working with body fluids, white just isn't the best color.

That being said, while I only have a choice of navy blue for a color, there is is a wide selection of styles out there. The only item I've been looking for is a lab coat. Yes, we still wear them! I usually wear a lab coat when I'm trying to look a little more professional. I feel it dresses up my daily uniform. If I'm doing any professional public speaking I can still wear my navy scrubs underneath and drees it up with a white lab coat.

I'm so happy I don't have to think about my daily attire at work. My scrubs are comfortable even after working three twelve hour shifts!

Bath and Body's April Gift

The April gift at Bath and Body is any travel size Blue Spa product. I chose the Shea Cashmere hand cream which retails for $6. Sorry you can no longer apply for these free gifts if you aren't already a member.

Early Morning Swagcode Good Till 10am EST

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Free CFL LightBulb

Go Here take the Pledge and get your free CFL light bulb. Hurry supplies are limited!

Joe Ragan's Free Coffee Sample

Go Here and "Like" Joe Ragan's on Facebook to get your free sample. Yoe even get to pick light or dark roast! Who doesn't like free coffee? Thanks Money Saving Mom

Sunday, April 3, 2011

House of Meats Free 1lb Ground Chuck w/$20 Purchase

Get your coupon Here for one free pound of ground chuck with a $20 purchase from the House of Meats.

Do Your Kids Need Life Insurance?

Everyone knows how important life insurance can be for a family, a real life line when you need it the most. However how about your kids, do they need life insurance? My two older girls are both adults, but they are under twenty-five, I'm sure they are looking for Cheap Life Insurance. There are so many different plans out there that Term Life Insurance might be the best option for them. Neither one of them have a lot of responsibilities right now, so there is no need for a family plan.

I currently have small policies on both of them, but I think its time they both look for Insurance Quotes. They both live in apartments now and really how long should they depend on me? I know it's a tough decision for them, but when you're younger insurance tends to be the cheapest. The real sad part is many don't look for life insurance until they are sick and many times the rates are sky high or they become unable to get insurance. I don't want that to happen to my daughters. Like it or not I think its time for mom to have a talk. I know they won't want to budget for this but there are a few things you just can't skimp on.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Swagcode Out Till 6pm EST

Hurry, there's a Swagcode out in the blog and its worth 12 bucks. Expires 6pm EST.
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Entrecard March Top Droppers

Thanks to all of my great Entrecard Droppers last month, I have remained consistently in the top 3 for my category!. My Top Droppers are:

Funky Town Disco Music:
Once upon a time the music of the 70s, Disco Music, Funky, Soul, Pop Music, who made the history of those years. I was born in the mid 60s, so i lived right in the evolution of these sounds. This blog wants to revive after more than 20 years, the music of those years, memories, friends, first loves ..... For those not familiar with these genres, is a good opportunity to approach these fantastic sounds.

The Ad Master: Tons of Tips and Tricks to help you advertise online. From lists of free traffic resources to advice on keyword placement and linkbuilding.


Captchas Fun and More:So funny I can't stop laughing while I write those blog posts :) Captchas fun & help desk conversations.


Magbetic Air: Natural Magnetic Energy Oxygenation is the "Highway to Vitality" Its an Essential Decisive factor in whether we age prematurely, Suffer from sensory disorders, disease, or Lack of Energy.


Unofficial Chart Blog: A blog site which updates the weekly UK Top 20 singles & albums each week, along with other posts including Chart Summaries, Eurovision, On This Day In History, and all things Music.


My Campaign: Glimpse Of My Money Making Campaign


My Second Trial: Personal blog with personal impressions


Digital Rebel350: Digital Rebel 350-Digital Memories Captured With Canon EOS 350 Digital Rebel


Rambling King: Random Thoughts Over Many Issues


Be There2Day:
A personal blog about anything and everything, fun, humour, randomness and rants.

Want to be a part of this great Free community? Please click my link!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Please Don't Tell Anyone

I hate to say it, but look what I took off of my kitchen table the other day. Yes, you're seeing right, my Christmas table cloth! I know some of you are so ambitious that it was gone on the 26th, but here my just sits.Never fear its long gone now.
Welcome to my new tablecloth! Yes, i know it really was time for a new one.