Five Different bloggers are giving everyone the chance to win an HP Touchsmart 600!

I am excited to try and win!

You can enter here at MckMama, here at Totally Together Reviews, here at Kelly’s Korner, here at The Nienie Dialogues, or here at BooMama.

Wish me luck!

Blog Giveaway!!!!

Tonight I worked on my ribbons some more.  They are so much fun and so relaxing to make! I completed three more tonight in the span of about 1 1/2 hours.  Lance sat with me reading and gave me advice when I asked for it.  So, it was time well spent!

Stripes and Polka Dots:






Pink Zebra:



All the ribbons’ edges have been heat-sealed to prevent fraying.  They will all be put on a 1 3/4″ covered alligator clip (as soon as I get the clips in the mail this week). 

In honor of how much fun I’ve had making these, I’m hosting my first blog giveaway! The winner will receive one of these bows! Okay my dear 5 readers, all you have to do for your chance to win is comment below telling me which bow you would like and who would you give it to.  Would you give it to your daughter, neice, grandaughter? Would you use is as a shower gift, birthday gift, a just-because gift? Or would you use it yourself?

To earn another entry in the giveaway you can write a blog, facebook post, or myspace blog mentioning the giveaway and linking to my blog.  If you do this, leave an additional comment letting me know you did this.

Only 2 possible entries per person.  Winner will be chosen at random by a drawing.  The giveaway will end Wednesday (Oct. 21st) at noon.  Check back on Wednesday to see if you’ve won and the ribbon will be mailed next week!

Good luck!

Exciting Giveaway and Sales Plans!

One of the frugal blogs I subscribe to can be found here. This great coupon stacker is going to be featured in the March issue of Redbook!  As a celebration she is giving away a $50 gift card to Walmart! Just take a look at her site and you’ll receive valuable advice that will save you much more than winning that gift card!

Plans for this week involving CVS:

Transaction #1

EARinse $7.99 OOP (out of pocket) earn $7.99 in ECB (Extra Care Bucks) = Free

Children’s Chewable Aspirin $1.99 OOP earn $1.99 in ECB = Free

Total: $9.98 + tax – $9.98 ECB = virtually FREE!

Transaction #2

Dove Cream Oil $7.99 – $1.50 AY (All You) coupon = $6.49 OOP earn $2 in ECB

Ziplock Bags on sale 2/$4.99 – $1.50/2 AY coupon = 2/$3.50 or $1.75 each

Total: $9.99 + tax – $10 ECB from last transaction = $0.00 OOP, Get back $2 ECB = Profit!

Transaction #3

Maybelline Volume XL Seduction Plumper $8.99, earn $5 ECB

Total: $8.99 – $2 ECB from last transaction = $6.99 OOP, earn $5 ECB to roll-over for next time!

Total for CVS: $17.00 OOP with $5 ECB left over = $12.00 spent for $34.00 in merchandise!

Plans for this week involving Walgreens:

Transaction #1

Clorox Toilet Wand refills 2/$6, earn $2 RR (Register Rewards)

Total: $6 + tax OOP, $2 to roll-over

Transaction #2

Glade Scented Oil refills 2/$5 – $1/2 MC (manufacturers coupon) = 2/$4 – $2 RR from previous transaction = $2.00 OOP, get $2 mail-in-rebate

Total : $2.00 OOP

Total for Walgreens: $8 OOP – $2 rebate = $6 for $12 in merchandise!

There is always the chance that they will be out-of-stock on something, which is why it is good to go early in the week.  I have to send my husband because we work opposite hours and it ends up being easier for him to go.  So, for fun I paste the pictures of items and attach the coupons for each transaction on a piece of paper.  That way when he goes to CVS tomorrow for me, he can have some help finding the Lip Plumper!  What a great husband I have!