Saturday, June 30, 2012

Free Starbucks K-Cup Sample Pack, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine and Shout Color Catcher!

Hurry on over to Target’s sample page and you’ll find some great free samples to sign up for. 

Free Samples: 

  • Free Sample of Starbucks K-Cups Pack 
  • Free Sample of Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine 
  • Free Sample of Shout Color Catcher

I love getting free samples in the mail! Did you all get your FREE Target beauty bag yet? I did and it was filled with money-saving coupons and some great beauty samples. I loved the  face cleansing wipes the best! 

Winner Announcement: Sparkling Ice Flavored Water

Happy July 1st!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!  Now it's time to tell you who won the Sparkling Ice giveaway, just in time for summer refreshment!.   

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Winner Announcements: It's All About Cards!

Wow, how can July be here already?  I guess I just can't seem to figure out where the time is going, it's flying by so quickly!  I'm excited to announce not one, but three lucky giveaway winners!  

Now it's time to tell you who won the Chocolate Countdown Greeting Cards, Custom Photo Cards and Flying Card giveaways... Yep, it's all about cards!   

The lucky giveaway winners are:

Welcome Home Giveaway Event: 5 Great Prizes - 5 Lucky Winners!


The leading online moving supplies retailer, Get Moving Supplies, LLC want to say, "Welcome Home" with this amazing Welcome Home Event. There is something about a home. It's a place we gather and create memories, we kick back and relax, we invite people in and we celebrate in our own way. Jane Austen once wrote, "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Get Moving Supplies, LLC proudly serves over 300 cities nationwide and is ready for your moving boxes needs! They are locally owned, so every time you choose them, you're supporting your local economy. 

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Whether it is across town, across the country or just next door, the Get Moving Supplies, LLC website for your city is your first stop for high quality moving boxes and supplies. We offer free shipping and wholesale prices on our full line of inventory. Visit Get Moving Supplies, LLC to find a local dealer.

Get Moving Supplies is dusting off the welcome mat and wants to be the first to say,

"Welcome Home!"


hosted by:

Bea's Gift Baskets, Clipping Money and Mommy's Memorandum  

It's a Giveaway of EPIC Fun!

Five Amazing Prizes

Five Lucky Winners


Check out what you could be coming home to:


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#WelcomeHome Twitter Party - Monday, July 9

Dream of coming home to the finer things? Tune in right here on Being Frugal and Making it Work, for a giveaway you won't want to miss, the Welcome Home Event!

Sponsored by: Get Moving Supplies, LLC

It all begins at 12:01Am EST on July 1.

Five Amazing Prizes and Five Lucky Winners!


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The Welcome Home event gets bigger!
Join us on Monday, July 9 for the #WelcomeHome Twitter Party.
sponsored by: Get Moving Supplies, LLC

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We'll be giving away a Wii Nintendo Game System, Thirty One Gifts and a Bea's Gift Basket!

RSVP Using the Rafflecopter Widget Below:

Friday, June 29, 2012

Winner Announcement: PrintRunner Business Cards & UPrinting Stickers!

TGIF, we just got back from vacation and I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. 
Now it's time to tell you who won two great giveaways, for customized business cards and stickers.   

The lucky giveaway winners are:

Giveaway Ending Tonight: Sparkling ICE Flavored Water

With summer and hotter temperatures upon us, finding ice cold beverages to quench your thirst is a top priority. It is also important not to drink beverages that are loaded with sugar and calories. Flavored water is one of my favorite beverages, all year long.

Quench your thirst, enter to win Sparkling ICE Flavored Water! 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Giveaway Ending Tonight: PrintRunner Business Cards

Do you need business cards? If you own a business, have a blog, or are a brand ambassador, business cards are the perfect way to advertise and promote your product, services, and what you have to offer.  

Enter to win PrintRunner Business Cards to promote your blog, business, or anything you choose!

Win a FREE Summer Family Vacation - 12 Weeks of Summer Giveaway

As a kid, family vacations were a very important yearly tradition, summer vacation and spring break! Summer vacation was always one of my favorite things to do with my family, and I always looked forward to it.  We got to see so many exciting things, and visit so many wonderful places.  Now, as a parent myself, my husband and I are making those same memories with our two children. 

Register to win a free summer family vacation. This summer has created a promotion that celebrates the family vacation by giving away 12 incredible trips for families looking to create their own memories. They have hand picked some of the most memorable destinations their families have experienced and asked them to provide a FREE vacation to award to perhaps YOU! 

Win vacation packages to San Francisco, Zion Utah, Cancun Mexico, Pennsylvania, Galveston Island, Colorado and many more! 

Please help spread the word and tweet the following:
 #Win a #Free Family Summer Vacation - #12WeeksofSummer - #Giveaway Ends 7/31

One entry per day - so enter daily for more chance to win!
Prizes will be awarded beginning June 1 through July 31 

Where would be your ideal summer vacation destination?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Winner Announcements: PottyCover & FunBites Giveaways

The week is only half over, and I'm already looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend!  This week has been fun, but it has also been exhausting!  Now it's time to tell you who won the PottyCover and FunBites giveaways.   

The lucky giveaway winners are:

Free 5-hour Energy Sample - June 27 and 28 Only!

Do you feel tired by the end of the day?  Do you ever get that 2:30 feeling? 5-hour Energy FIXES TIRED FAST. It is for anyone who works hard day or night. Buy it at everyday low prices Online and receive Free Shipping on every order! We are the only place on the web where you can try the nations #1 Energy Shot for Free. 
Order your free 5-hour Energy sample today!!

Two Giveaways Ending Tonight: 250 Customized Stickers & Chocolate Countdown Greeting Cards

There is not only one, but two great giveaways that will be ending tonight!  

Don't miss your chance to winthe perfect promotional tool, 250 Customized Stickers! 

Or the chance to win the tastiest greeting card there is, Chocolate Countdown Greeting Cards

Frugal Summer Fun: Plaster Handprints

Each month, 3 other moms and I get together with our kids and have craft playdates! We rotate houses, so we each take a turn planning and hosting the playdates. It's something we moms look forward to as much as the kids do. 

This month we made plaster handprints with seashells, glitter, buttons and beads added for fun and color. The kids had so much fun. Plus, it was simple to do. The entire craft took place in the sandbox. Notice the starfish? A couple of us moms got involved too!

We made sure the sand was pretty wet so that the kids could easily press their hands deep enough into the sand to make a wonderful print. The moms mixed the plaster in ziploc bags as the kids added the seashells, glittler, beads and buttons into their handprint now in the sand. Once they were finished adding what they wanted, we poured the plaster into the handprints, added a stick and left it to dry for about 30 minutes.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Giveaway Ending Tonight: Send a Flying Card - Unique Gift Idea!

Send a Flying Card is a fun replacement for a greeting card or birthday card. It is a completely customized full-sized plastic disc (frizbee) that will be delivered through the mail! It is a card, a toy and a gift, all in one!
Be sure to enter for your chance to win a very unique gift idea, Send a Flying Card. 

Avon Calling - Join the Team Today!


Do you love Avon?  Do you have a favorite Avon product?  Have you ever thought about becoming an Avon representative?  

Whether you're entering the workforce, returning after the kids are grown, 
or just want to be your own boss, becoming an Avon Independent Sales Representative offers unlimited opportunities. 

Even if you've never sold a product before, you can do it - with Avon. As the world's leader in anti-aging skincare, fragrances and color cosmetics, they make it easy for you to sell and succeed, right away.  

Avon is a proven path to success for millions of Representatives around the world, from all ages, cultures and walks of life. Ready to get started? Apply now and you will be contacted shortly. 

Earning Money Online: Sites That Pay!

For the past four years, I've been able to completely fund our summer vacation with my online earnings!  By earning money online, I'm able to pay for 100% of our transportation, lodging, food and entertainment for our family of four.  Last summer we spent 10 days on the Oregon Coast.  This summer we will be going to the West Edmonton Mall in Canada!

I've always been a stay at home mom and have zero regrets. My husband and I sat down and discussed all the options, this was the only way to go for us.   Figuring out my salary for working, gas to and from work and other work related expenses... almost my entire paycheck would go to someone else to take care of my children. It just wasn't worth it! 

There are several websites where I earn money online - cash, gift cards, giveaways and freebies.  All of which make things stretch further for my family and really make a difference. I use many of my wins and freebies for gift giving. They make the perfect gifts and that's zero money out of my pocket for presents! I also cash in for gift cards that enable me to take the kids to the movies and do extra things for fun.  Also free for us!

I use coupons as often as I can and combine them with sales and clearance. Last September, the small bags of Goldfish crackers were on sale at Albertson's for $1 and I had (74) $1/1 Goldfish cracker coupons. I got 74 bags for $4.44 - I just had to pay the tax.

I buy all my kids clothes on clearance and off season. I got winter coats a couple months ago for next year and paid just $10 each. They were normally $90 - $120 each.  

I sell lots of clothes, toys, etc. that the kids no longer use, need or can wear on Craigslist. No shipping fees to take away from your profit like selling on Ebay. 

Here are my favorite online earning sites (all of them are free, easy and really DO pay):

Monday, June 25, 2012

Winner Announcement: Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries Giveaway

Mondays aren't always the favorite day of the week, but everyone loves being a winner!
Now it's time to tell you who won Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries Giveaway.   

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Giveaway Ending Tonight: 25 Custom Photo Cards

Photo Card Creations is offering our subscribers a chance to win 25 FREE Custom Cards!  Whether it's a graduation, birth of a baby, wedding, birthday party, or a special holiday... photo cards play a vital role in sharing the great news with family and friends. You can easily personalize them with photos and a greeting, making them special and unique.

Click for your chance to win 25 Custom Photo Cards for your special occasion or event!

Inside the Mind of a Coupon Hunter

In today's economy, a lot of people are interested in getting involved with coupon cutting as a way to save money. If your familiar with how coupon hunting works, you must have a certain mind-set in order to be successful. If you can successfully emulate the mind-set of good coupon hunters, you'll be able to save a bundle on many of the things you buy. Here are a few things that you might hear if you were inside the mind of a coupon hunter.

Are There Any Sales I Can Combine This With?

One of the tried and true methods of saving money with coupons is to combine them with store promotions and sales. By doing this, you can get money from the manufacturer, and save money just from the sale price. For example, if you have a manufacturer's coupon for $1.00 off a tube of toothpaste, and the regular price of the toothpaste is $2.00, you could save a dollar. However, if you wait until the store is doing a promotion where you can get a tube for $1.50, then with your coupon, you could get the toothpaste for only $.50. In the coupon hunting world, timing is everything.

Are You Going to Use That Paper?

If you want to be successful at coupon hunting, you're going to need to get your hands on as many coupons as possible. Some of them you be able to use, and some of them aren't really worth your time. However, if you find a good deal, you're going to need several copies of the newspaper or the source of the coupon to be able to maximize your savings. Many coupon hunters regularly ask their friends and family members for copies of their Sunday paper, so that they can get multiple copies of the best coupons. In many cases, these coupons can be combined to net even more savings for the shopper.

Superpoints - Earn Cash, Prizes and Gift Cards for FREE!

Do you want to earn points that you can redeem for cash, prizes and gift cards? What if I told you is was as simple as spinning the super lucky button, clicking daily emails, completing tasks and inviting friends?  Earning money online with Superpoints is easy and rewarding!

Superpoints is fun, free and easy!  Superpoints rewards you for doing the things you do online every single day - searching, sharing, and shopping.  

Some of the most popular rewards are PayPal and gift cards for Amazon, Starbucks and Home Depot.  You can also choose from toys, electronics and a wide variety of gift cards!

At Superpoints there are several ways to earn points:

1) Spinning the Superpoints Button (You get 30 - 100 Super Lucky Button spins each day depending on your level)

2) You can watch videos 

3) Click your Superpoints e-mail

4) Take Superpoints surveys - invitations are sent to your e-mail

5) Complete tasks and offers

6) Earn from referrals - whatever your referrals earn, you earn too

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Winner Announcement: The Garfield Show DVD

Watching Garfield never gets old, each episode is a fun, new and exciting adventure! You just never know what Garfield is going to get himself (or Odie) into next! I love that it is fun for the entire family!  

Now it's time to tell you who won Garfield Show: Summer Adventures DVD giveaway.   

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Giveaway Ending Tonight: FunBites Fun Cutter - Make Snack Time Fun!

Do you like making mealtime and snack time fun for your children? Do you have a picky eater? Did you know that two out of every three Moms say they have at least one picky eater?  FunBites make cute, bite-sized shapes that make eating and snacking fun! 
Click to win a FunBites Fun Cutter of your very own and make snack time fun!  

My "Do Over" Moment - Don't Take Anything for Granted!

If you were to ask me if I had any regrets about the decisions I've made in my life, I would tell you no.  I honestly believe that the choices we make in our life, both good and bad, help mold us into the people we become.  We have to take the good with the bad, and make the best of what life throws at us. 

That being said, if you were to ask me if there was anything I'd like to "do over," I'd have to say yes!  I don't even have to think twice about an answer.  If I had a "do over" moment, I would go back to the last day that I saw my Grandpa.

My grandpa had been diagnosed with alzheimer's and dementia, and suffered from them the last few years of his life.  We made it a point to visit him often, sometimes we would know who we were, other times he wouldn't.  

 Next month, it will be eight years since my grandpa passed away, and I remember the last day we visited him like it was yesterday.  I was with my mom, my 3 1/2 year old son and my 6 month old daughter.  He loved seeing us, but he especially loved seeing the little ones.  His face would light up when he saw them walk into the room.

That day, as we were leaving, I went to grab my camera so I could take a picture of him with his great-grandchildren.  I quickly realized that I had forgotten it at home.  Of course I was upset, but I knew we would be back the following week and I would just take a few pictures then.

Tips on How to Cut Back Your Data Consumption

The time where talk time minutes were used more often than data has passed. Nowadays, an average American phone user would consume over $50 of data per month. If this sounds familiar, then you will need to seriously cut your consumption as $50 is no laughing matter.

To do this, here are some tips on how to cut back your monthly data consumption.

1. Use your PC for streaming Streaming videos is one of the fastest consumers of mobile data; over 2 MB per minute. If you would like to stream videos, it would be wiser to do it in a PC or find an establishment that offers free WiFi.

2. Save Music Files As opposed to streaming audio via Pandora or other internet radio, simply download the songs that you like and save it. Make a huge playlist of your favourite music and use shuffle. You'll have a radio just like Pandora without the huge demands on mobile data per month.

3. Choose memory card compatible phones In relation to the previous item, instead of uploading and downloading files into your cloud storage, just buy a phone that is compatible with the memory card. It is a lot less complicated, faster, easier, more versatile, larger (due to 'swappability'), and does not consume large amounts of data rates.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Giveaway Ending Tonight: PottyCover: Disposable Toilet Seat Covers

Are you currently potty training your child? Are you a germaphobe that doesn't like to use public restrooms? If you answered yes, then this giveaways is for you!

Click for your chance to win the PottyCover: Disposable Toilet Seat Covers Giveaway

Friday, June 22, 2012

Giveaway Ending Tonight: Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries

Every time I turn around, it seems as though something needs new batteries.  The tv remotes,  the wireless mouse, the kids handheld video games, my digital camera, and the list goes on...

Don't miss your chance to energize your electronics with Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries today!

Panda Express: Free Orange Chicken After 9PM TONIGHT Only!

TGIF! Celebrate Friday with this freebie, brought to you by, where you can get free money-saving restaurant coupons!

Grab this Panda Express coupon now and enjoy a FREE orange chicken single serving after 9pm tonight! Hurry! This offer is only valid from 9pm-close tonight, 6/22/2012.

For more great dining deals, enjoy’s hand-picked top 10 restaurant coupons for this weekend or browse their full list of 200+ restaurants for more savings.

eShakti: Unique Women's Apparel (Review)

 eShakti is a unique women's apparel store online that allows custom changes in the style of the garment - sleeve, neckline, length can all be changed by the customer to her preference.  
eShakti offers a full size selection from size 0 - 26W and custom sizes too.  They offer designer women's clothing, including dresses, tops, skirts, fashion jewelry and more.  

Unlike other stores, their items are never out of stock. 
All the hottest colors of the season, in every product and style and in every size is always available.  The special appeal of their designs are the embellishments they allow via print, embroidery and fabric texturing. So it's designer-wear that is not readily seen or available in stores.

If you're looking for a fun summer dress or top, something to wear to a wedding, or a new outfit for work - check them out!  I guarantee you're going to find something you'll love!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announcement: $25 Superior Nut Company Gift Card

Are you feeling a little nutty?  My family is made up of a mixture of nuts, oh and we like to eat nuts too!   Almonds and cashews are my favorites!  Now it's time to tell you who won the Superior Nut Company gift card giveaway.   

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Giveaway Ending Tonight: Garfield Show: Summer Adventures DVD

I think we all love that lasagna loving, lazy cat Garfield!  I loved watching Garfield and Odie when I was growing up!  Now, I get to enjoy the adventures of Garfield and Odie with my children. 

Click for your chance to win this great Garfield Show: Summer Adventures DVD.

Disney Movie Rewards Code: 50 Points

If you are a member of Disney Movie Rewards, hurry on over and redeem the newest Disney Movie Rewards code worth 5o Disney Movie Rewards points.

First enter code: M1D179FJ391K 
 Then enter code: M1D17NF74NDA  

 Offer expires: 7/15/2012
I've  received some great items through Disney Movie Rewards:  $20 Disney gift card, three DVD's and a coupon for free Pop Secret popcorn!

Squish Baff: Turn Your Childs Bath Water Into Goo!

My daughter is eight years old and always ask for the new, fun, cool things that she sees on television commercials. Whether it be a new toy, a fun food, or a cool destination - my daughter wants to have it or go there.  A few months ago, she asked for Squishy Baff!

My immediate response was, NO WAY!  My mind instantly thought of clogged drains and stained bathtubs. 

As a mother, I was thinking of all the bad things that might happen, but my daughter was only thinking about how fun it would be!

So, when I was contacted to review Squishy Baff, I decided to give it a try.  After all, I am the one always telling my children that they can't say they don't like something if they haven't tried it.

My daughter couldn't wait to get into the bath and experience Squishy Baff for herself.  Did she like it?  She had a BLAST!  

She kept telling me how cool it felt between her fingers and her toes.  She was laughing and having so much fun.  She was in the tub for almost an hour, she didn't want to get out.

Of course, my son and I had to see what the fuss was all about.  We kneeled outside the tub and the fun began!  It felt so gooey, squishy and weird - but cool at the same time!

Squishy Baff would be perfect for parties, pools, bath time, or a rainy day activity.  

Have you ever been to Halloween party where you were blind-folded and had to guess what you were sticking your hands in?  This would be ideal!

Did it stain our bathtub?  No!
Did it clog the drain?  No!
Did it irritate our skin?  No!
Was it fun?  Yes!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PlasmaCar Giveaway

My kiddos have a PlasmaCar, and they absolutely love it! I'm always on the lookout for fun and exciting toys to keep them entertained!  I like toys that allow both of them to participate and ones that will grow with them.  

Mizz Review Lady - Mommy Reviews, J's Reviews And Giveaways, MI Savings Mama, My Journey With Candida, Being Frugal and Making It Work, "Deal" ightfully Frugal, One Mama Saving Money, Everyday Products & More, and Cranky Gurl's Closet have teamed up to bring you a PlasmaCar giveaway!  

A PlasmaCar is one of the most unique ride on toys you will ever find.  This is because it is self propelled and requires no peddles, batteries, gears, or electrical parts.  It is actually self propelled by your child by simply turning the steering wheel!  Right now is a great time to get your children out and active and what better way than with a Plasma Car!

Winner Announcement: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Today is the first day of summer and I'm ready for a tropical vacation to a mysterious island! How about you?  Now it's time to tell you who won the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island DVD giveaway that ended earlier tonight.   

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Giveaways Ending Tonight: Journey 2: The Mysterioius Island DVD & Honey Bunches of Oats FREE Coupon - 3 Winners

Tonight there are two great giveaways ending, for double the chances to win! 

Simply click below for two chances to win: 

Good luck!

Happy First Day of Summer!

Finally, we have a warm, sunny day!  It is only fitting that the nicest day of summer vacation just happens to be on the first day of summer!  Let the fun begin...

Do you have any fun summer activities planned?

Aerobie AeroSpin Yo-Yo Review & Giveaway

  The yo-yo has been a favorite toy of children for generations!  Even though I've never been too good with them, playing with a yo-yo is always fun.  My children have had cheap yo-yo's in the past, and the fun only lasts so long... then the frustration kicks in.

When our AeroSpin yo-yo arrived in the mail, I'll admit that at first they weren't too interested.  All of their other yo-yo's either never worked or broke within minutes.  (You know those cheap bulk yo-yo's that everyone uses for prizes and goody bags)  

Then, I showed them what a "real" yo-yo can do, and now that don't want to put it down.  There is a huge difference between a cheap yo-yo and a quality one.

My kids have definitely noticed the difference, and their comments are priceless...

"WOW, how does this yo-yo work so well?"
"What?  I've never been able to get a yo-yo to do this before!"
"Sweet! This yo-yo is awesome!"
"Can we please get another one, so we each have one?"
"How long is this yo-yo going to spin?"

My husband and I have even been playing with the new yo-yo, it's amazing!  The AeroSpin yo-yo will keep kids of all ages and skill levels occupied for hours.  The rubber edges make it easy to grip and hold on to, perfect for children and adults.

 The AeroSpin yo-yo comes in three bright colors: red, blue and yellow.  The AeroSpin’s ball bearing allows for long sleep times and its adjustable gap makes string and looping tricks easier. Plus, each AeroSpin yo-yo comes with a booklet of tips and fun tricks. 

Although my children haven't mastered any of the tricks... they are working on them, and I have no doubt that they will succeed!  My daughter really wants to learn how to "walk the dog" with her bright and sparkly AeroSpin yo-yo! 

Save on Summer Travel: Savings that Soar

Summer travel can be expensive, but you can save using coupons like these from

· For a summer road trip or hot wheels once you land at your destination, get 20% off convertible rentals with this Thrifty Car Rental coupon (click for coupon code, expires 6/23). You can also get 1% cash back for more savings.

· Use this Marriott Hotels coupon for a free $25 Visa gift card with your stay at select US locations (click for coupon code, expires 9/2). You can also get up to 7% cash back for more savings.

· Save 10% off any order with this City Sightseeing Cruises coupon (click for coupon code, expires 6/30). You can also get 15% cash back for more savings.

· Have a comfortable stay for less with this coupon for $30 off your online reservation (click for coupon code, expires 8/31). You can also get 5% cash back for more savings.

· Get a deal on NYC sightseeing with this Gray Line New York coupon for 5% off any order (click for coupon code, expires soon). You can also get 15% cash back for more savings.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announcement: Sogno Coffee

Hot or iced, I love coffee!  There are some days that I just can't function without my morning up of coffee!

Now it's time to tell you who won the Sogno coffee giveaway.   

The lucky giveaway winner is :