Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday Giveaway Roundup!

Do you have a blog or website giveaway that you would like to share with others? If so, please leave the link for it below. Keep it family friendly and make sure that the link that you leave goes directly to the giveaway.

To make it easy for all please follow this format when entering it below:

Prize-Blog Name-End Date For Giveaway

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I have started Core Rhythms Dance Exercise Program!

Like most women, I want to loose weight. Since I started to work-at-home, I have packed on pounds, and sad to say, I weigh more now than I ever have. I started on a quest to eat healthier and set time aside to exercise. I have tried work out videos before and loose interest quickly because it seemed so much like a workout (I think it was a mental thing). I saw this video on an infomercial and then I found out a friend had it. She showed me some of the video and I was impressed at how it seemed like you were dancing instead of exercising. So I immediately went on the internet and found it on Amazon. I have been doing it for about a week and a half and love it. So if you are like me and can't stand your run of the mill exercise dvd, this might be the workout for you. I got the 4-DVD Starter Pack. It comes with a Kick Start CD that teaches you the core moves that they workout is based on. The second DVD is the 45 Minute Full Workout (This is the main disc in the set) and the third DVD is a 20 minute Quick Workout. I found mine brand new on eBay for a lot less than what the infomercial sales it for. Just curious if any of you ahve tried this exercise program and if you like. leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Friday, June 19, 2009

More and more manufacturers are creating clubs or panels for consumers to join to get access to tips, samples, coupons, and more. This can be very helpful for a frugal shopper. I have gotten several coupons by joining these panels that saved me a bundle. Here are a few of them that you can join. If you know of any others please leave a comment and share it.

T.G.I Fridays Give me More Stripes

The Juicy Bunch by Juicy Juice


Become a Mom Tester for Parenting Magazine

Become a Scott's Insider

Become A Pantene Insider

Jergens Newsletter

Minute Rice Club

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Look What's In the Freebie Bag Today!

I like many of you like to get free things in my mailbox. Here are a few freebies that I found that you can sign up for.

Great Value 90 Calorie Strawberry Fruit & Grain Bar

Tampax Pearl

T.G.I Friday's Buy One Get One Entree FREE- This link will take you to a coupon to print

Dove Haircare Heat Defense Therapy or Intense Damage Therapy

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Check Out This free eCookbook!

Do you ever wish that you can make some of your restaurant favorites? Check out this free download of "CopyCat Recipe Sampler" eCookbook. It has recipes from Applebee's, Outback Steakhouse, Shoney's, and more. For more FREE cookbooks check this link out.

Do You Get Coupons From Magazines?

Since I started taking coupons more seriously I seem to find coupons everywhere, like in packages, mailers, online, the Sunday paper, and magazines. I just got my new issue of Good Housekeeping in mail and it had a few good coupons in it. The July issue has coupons for Easy Mac, Curad, Sweet'N Low, Simply Green, Mama Mary's Pizza Product, and Veggie Wash. It is also a good magazine for recipes and tips to use around the house. The July issue has a section about "BBQ on a Budget" and highlights products that are must have for the summer. There is also a great survival guide for job loss. Check out the widget below to get a 1-year subscription.

I also love to get my All you Magazine in the mail. Every issue is loaded with coupons. It always has great tips and articles that I enjoy reading.

Do you have any other magazines that you find coupons in? Please leave a comment to share it with others.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Are You an Auctiva User?

If you sell on eBay it is likely that you have heard of Auctiva. It is an eBay auction management tool, that until June, let you use their templates, traffic monitor, and listing tool for free. Now they have announced that due to eBay's new policies they are going to have to start charging for their services. Unfortunately, their new fee chart is hard to understand and that sent me on the search for a new service to list my eBay items through. After seeing several listings on eBay I decided to give Seller Source Book a try. I just signed up today and I am already impressed at how many cool looking templates they have. I also set up my seller profiles already and found that it was not hard to do. I am a newbie to their service but find that even listing an item is easy. Seller Sourcebook offers a clear pricing guide for the services. It can also be used to sell on other sites other than eBay.

As an eBay seller, it is important to make your listings stand out from the rest of the pack. A well groomed listing can attract more interested buyers. A template that matches the personality of the product you are selling can make the product seem unique and special.

I thought I would share my two cents on this with all of you. Do you use Auctiva or Seller Source Book? If so leave a comment and share your views.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Summer Blogging Schedule

I have noticed in the past few weeks I have not had much time to be online since my daughter got out of school. It seems that between work and her extra cirricular activities, I don't have much time left for online time. So I have decided that the following schedule will be the best to ensure that I have blogging time. I plan to blog on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Now taht being said, if I have time on the other days I will post.

New happenings here is that we just got through putting up a new above ground pool. It is the biggest that we have ever had. It was time consuming but well worth it. We spent Monday at Chucky Cheese, thank god for their coupons. We plan to go to the local zoo in the next couple of weeks, they let you in for free on Tuesdays after 2pm. If you check with your local zoo they may have a day that they offer free enterance.

So until next time....