Monday, February 22, 2010

Planning a Frugal Beach Vacation

Last summer I was able to take my family on a FREE summer vacation on the Oregon Coast, How I took my family on vacation for FREE!

We had a wonderful time. The kids played on the beach for hours and never got bored, it was fantastic! After our summer vacation last August on the Oregon Coast, I decided that I would start saving my online earnings again for the same exact thing... a summer beach vacation on the Oregon Coast.

I'm happy to share that I just paid for our 10 nights at a beach house with my online earnings! That's one major expense already paid for and out of the way! WOW, now I'm so excited and already looking forward to our summer family vacation!

☆ ƒåitĥ ☆ and her family are going to come over for a weekend again, so we can spend it together. This will be the 3rd year in a row that our families have gotten together for summer vacation! I'm really looking forward to spending the time with them again this year, they are wonderful!

One step closer to vacation, I can almost feel the sand between my toes!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

SuperPoints for Super FREE Prizes!

I know that there is an abundance of rewards programs out there, many pay and many don't. It's all about finding out which ones are legit and which ones aren't. I can assure you that all of the websites that I talk about on my blog are LEGIT! I'm not going to waste my time on those that aren't and I'm going to share my experiences both positive and negative with all my friends, so you know which ones work and which ones aren't worth it!

The SuperPoints Network is a collection of sites where you can win and earn SuperPoints™ that can be redeemed for great rewards. I choose the gift cards and "bank" them for Christmas gifts!

Take a look at all the great sites in the Super Points Network, and find out how you can get big rewards by searching, shopping, or recruiting.

Friday, February 19, 2010

PineCone Research PAYS

I've been a member of Pinecone Research for a few years now and I really enjoy it. I get paid to take simple surveys and have received many great FREE samples to try out as well!

PineCone Research is growing and we invite you to help! We are offering select members the opportunity to recommend membership to a friend or relative who is NOT a member of their household.

Do you know of households that would like to join the PineCone Research Panel? If so, please FORWARD A COPY of this email to each household you would like to refer so that they may click on the registration link shown below. That household should complete the registration form themselves and submit it. REMEMBER THAT ONLY ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD MAY REGISTER. Multiple registrations of the same Household will void all registrations.

As a member in good standing, you've already seen the benefits of being part of PineCone Research. So please, share the benefits of membership with a friend. Don't forget, please don't tell them about any of the products that you have seen in our questionnaires or tried in your home. Remember, it's important that your PineCone Research survey and product testing experiences remain confidential.

If your referral has any questions, they can email us at or click on the attached links to learn more about PineCone Research.

While this is not a paid referral program, we genuinely appreciate your help in spreading the word that PINECONE IS GROWING!

Thank you,

Karen Scott

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I saved $95 without a single coupon

I've been looking for some frames for several months now! I have a hard time $25 and up for a nice frame but I didn't want to get cheap frames for the pictures I had to put up either. I wanted something nice but was watching for a great deal to come along before making my purchase! I knew I would find something, I just didn't know when.

Well, I was at Kohl's and noticed that some of the frames were 70% - 80% off. I ended up getting 4 frames (10x13 and 11x14) for just $25.19. Which was the price of 1 orignally prices photo album!

The original prices were $24.99, $25.99, $32.99 and $34.99. I paid $4.99, $5.19, $6.59 and $6.99 for a total savings of $95.20!!!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Earning Money Online - January 2010

Earning money and winning prizes is something I look forward to each and every month! It provides me with a little something "extra" for my family!

(2) $5 Gift Certificates (Swag Bucks)
$0.28 PayPal (YouData)
$40 (ChaCha)
$6 from PineCone Research
(2) $10 Starbuck's Gift Card (GSN)
$20 Omaha Steaks Coupon (Omaha Steaks)
FREE DiGiornio Pizza Coupon
Hot Wheels Tub Racers play set (Gather - $30)
FREE package of Golden Double Stuf Oreo cookies coupon (Oreo)
$25 PayPal (Gather)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day Gift Ideas: Frugal, Cheap and Thoughtful

I'm all about the simple things, they are what matter most!

We usually just have a nice dinner at home, no crowds and long lines to wait in. It's about the quality time, not the money spent!

What do you and your significant other do for Valentine's Day?

How about something a little sweet and a little healthy... HANDMADE CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES. It's something that can easily be done at home for a fraction of what it costs to purchase them at a chocolate store. ANYTHING dipped in chocolate would be just as perfect, pick their favorite.

How about something from the heart... HANDMADE CARD. You can be very creative, let your heart lead the way! Glitter adds the perfect touch!

Something that my husband and I have done in the past are LETTERS to one another. I have all of mine saved in a special envelope, I love to read them from time to time.

How about baking a HEART SHAPED CAKE. You don't have to have a heart shaped pan to make one, it's very easy! Bake one square cake and round round cake. Cut the round cake in half, place each half of the round layer against one upper side of the square layer to form a heart. Frost and decorate.

How about a CD with songs that have special meaning, songs that you both like and songs that are favorites. Or just do one with all romantic songs!

How about a nice MASSAGE in the comfort of your own bedroom. Set the mood with soft music and candles. Maybe even add some of those chocolate dipped strawberries and whip cream!

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