Sunday, September 30, 2012

Winner Announcement: Smiley Cookie Giveaway - 2 Lucky Winners!

Are you ready for October to begin?  I still can't believe it's already that time of the year!  Where have the months gone?  WOW!
 
I'm happy to announce the two lucky winners for the delicious Smiley Cookie giveaway!
  This is sure to put a smile on their face!






The lucky giveaway winners are:


Friday, September 28, 2012

Tail Towns Friends - Every Garden has its Thorny Secrets.


I would love to introduce you to the newest, free-play Facebook game, Tail Towns Friends where. 

Tail Towns Friends delivers a total gaming experience with custom-designed collectible fully hand-painted beautifully crafted figurines, bridging the real world with the virtual one.  

The characters on the game and the figurines are simply adorable!  Just looking at them puts a smile on my face.  My eight year old daughter loves playing this game!

Their names are super cute too!  Cheeser Geezer, owns Cheeser's Farm, and Devin owns Devin's Diner.  Their little town is quaint and inviting, but you won't expect the secrets and drama that will be revealed as you complete new goals.

"Every garden has its thorny secrets."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dorm Room Storage Solution: Packaways Storage Boxes!



If you have a child in college, chances are their storage is limited.  Finding a convenient and affordable way to give them a little more space in their dorm room can make the world of difference!  Letting them take a little more of home with them!

Packaways dorm boxes are available in 4 bold colors and different sizes. The sizes include moving boxes and large under-the-bed storage boxes that would be ideal for extra clothes and neat storage where space is tight in dorm rooms. These moving boxes are engineered to erect and collapse instantaneously without tape, these are super for moving kids to and from school. 

Made from durable polypropylene, these boxes will easily last the 4 years of moving your children to and from school. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dark Shadows Starring Johnny Depp - Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Do you love Tim Burton and Johnny Depp?  From the incredible mind of Tim Burton comes the hit film Dark Shadows, based on the classic television series! Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) has been trapped for two centuries by an evil witch (Eva Green) who just happens to be an ex lover. Barnabas now has to struggle with the ever changing 1970s and save his families business! With an all star cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jonny Lee Miller and more, Dark Shadows will be sure to whet your appetite for fun.  

 Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce the release of Dark Shadows on DVD and Blu-Ray October 2nd 2012; along with the Dark Shadows Blog App!

You're going to love the Dark Shadows Blog App:


· Are You Creepy Enough Quiz! Do your friends refer to you as a Child of the Night or do you shiver at the thought of a creepy crawly? Take the Are You Creepy Enough quiz to find out.
· Barnabas’ Terror Trivia! Are you a Barnabas buff? Take the 3 truths and a lie trivia all about Barnabas Collins and you can unlock clips and downloads from Dark Shadows.
· Dark Shadows Horror-Scope! Whether you are a Virgo Vampire or a Transylvanian Taurus, you can get your custom hauntified Horror-Scope.
· Get Social! Tweet with the #DarkShadows hashtag to get your friends excited for this blockbuster hit.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

NFL TeenyMates Collectible Sports Figures (Review & Giveaway) - 3 Winners!

 My eleven year old son is a sports fanatic! Hockey, football, soccer, baseball, basketball, wrestling... he loves and plays them all!  To top it off... his room is decorated from floor to ceiling in sports as well.  Posters, plaques, memorabilia, collectibles and more...

You may remember my review of Lil Teammates NFL sports figurines and collectibles.  Well... there is a new addition in town that kids and sports fans are going to love... Teeny Mates!

 Football is a game of inches. And now you can play it with these one inch collectible sports figures! NFL TeenyMates have arrived!   Each pack includes 2 collectible NFL quaterback figures that are just 1" tall.  They are simply adorable!   

My 8 year old daughter loves these adorable little sports figures as much as my son does.  Of course, she thinks they are cute and fun to play with while my son thinks they should be put up on a shelf and just looked at!   Which means that they both need some that are their own, so they can choose to do with them as they please!

TeenyMates are cute, adorable and tough.  Much like a NFL football player, they can take whatever comes their way.  

My daughter plays with them daily, they tackle each other and even go flying off the table from time to time.


In addition to the fun little NFL players, the double-sided puzzle is a huge hit too.  On one side there is a cute mini poster with all the sports figures and on the other side a mini football field!  TeenyMates sports figures and the puzzle are sure to provide hours of fun and enjoyment for your little sports fan.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Winner Announcement: $50 Minted Gift Card!

Can you believe that there are just 3 months left until Christmas?  Just in time for ordering your holiday cards, it's time to tell you who won the $50 Minted Gift Card giveaway!  





The lucky giveaway winner is:


Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails Review


Do you like to enjoy a cool, refreshing drink every now and then?  I'll admit that I rarely drink, but once in a blue moon - I like to enjoy something delicious and refreshing!  That's what I love about Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails...  they are delicious and convenient!

I don't feel at all like I'm drinking an alcoholic drink, it's more like a slush dessert.  Top with a piece of fresh fruit on the side of the glass and it's the perfect way to end a long, hot summer day!

Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails are a new way to enjoy great-tasting wine with a splash of fruit, frozen! Great for a backyard party, pool day, barbeque or casual get-together with friends and family – simply freeze, squeeze and enjoy. 

Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails require no mixing of ingredients, ice or blenders. Simply place the liquid pouch in the freezer for five hours, gently massage, tear open the top, squeeze to pour into a glass and enjoy a smooth frozen wine cocktail with all the great taste and same alcohol level as Arbor Mist wine. 

Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails come in three delicious flavors:
  • Blackberry Merlot 
  • Strawberry White Zinfandel  
  • White Pear Pinot Grigio

Get Organized with Packaways Plastic Storage Boxes



Finding ample storage space can prove to be a difficult task, especially when you have children and/or limited space.  When it comes to our household, toys and bulky winter clothes seem to take up too much space. So finding an easy, convenient way to store them is a must!

Packaways are the perfect storage solution.  They fold flat for convenience when not in use, simply slide them under the bed or into the back of the closet.  When you need a durable storage box, simply press the opposite corners and the bottom automatically folds and locks into place!  

Whether you're packing up season clothing, toys, books... Packaways are perfect.  They even have a dry erase, wipe away panel that you can easily label what is inside each storage box.  When you take those items out and replace them with something else, just wipe off and label again!

  • Corrugated Plastic, Protects from Water & Humidity
  • Instant Set-Up, No Tape Required
  • Reuse Hundreds of Times
  • Collapses Flat When Not in Use
  • Unique Wipe Away End Panel

My Nutrisystem Weight Loss Journey: Week 9


I've never liked the word diet, and one thing I love about Nutrisystem is that it's all about making healthy (and proper) choices!  I don't feel like I'm missing out, I'm not always hungry, and I don't feel like I'm on a diet at all.  Losing weight is all about choices and Nutrisystem has taught me how to succeed.

I volunteer at my children's elementary school, so I am around parents, students and staff every day of the school week.  I've been a very active parent, volunteer and playground duty for several years now... since my 6th grader started Kindergarten, so I'm "well-known" by many.

In the past week I've received several comments from parents, staff and even a student...

Staff member:  "You are a mere shadow of the person you used to be.  Doesn't it feel great?"

Parent:  "WOW, Look at you. You've lost a TON of weight!" 

And this one is my favorite of all because it came from a 2nd grader at school, and we all know how brutally honest children are - good or bad...

"You are sooooo skinny!  Why are you so skinny now?"

I don't expect people to comment on how much weight I've lost, but it's always nice to hear.  It's another way of knowing that what I'm doing is really working!

During my 9th week on the Nutrisystem program, I lost...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Our Summer Adventure

It was summer, we had a long weekend coming up, and we were pretty low on funds. It was tough being a single parent but I was determined we would do something all of us could enjoy. My daughter was eighteen; my son was eleven, so it was hard to find a common interest. I’m just thankful my daughter was more flexible because it takes a lot more to interest my son. All she really needs is a book to make her happy!
 
So I sat the kids down and told them what we had to work with and asked them if they had any ideas. We all wanted to get away, see something new, and check out some new scenery. We had a little three man dome tent and decided we would go camping. We were not really keen on the whole no air conditioning thing since we lived in Texas. The nights were not much different than the days as far as the temperature went. We called around to a few of the state parks but could only secure a cabin for two nights and not the three we needed. These cabins had real beds, air conditioning, safety from mosquitoes, and a place to cook. What more could you want?
 
Now we just had to figure out what to do for the first night. We decided to go half way and stay at a state park closer to our home. We brought along a small fan, a small television with videos, and our two small Toy Fox Terriers. Everything started out joyous, my son loved to fish and we had our poles ready. My daughter was equipped with enough books and I brought the games. The car was packed tight because of all the extra electronics and also because mom is not as young as she used to be and brought along lots of padding! We were just happy to be on the road and on an adventure. 
 
We got a late start the first day, probably from packing the car, I’m not very good at packing. Plus the fact that I want to make sure I have absolutely everything I might ever need for any and all circumstances! My children tease me about this, because at times my purse resembles Mary Poppin’s magical bag. This makes me think of another time when my daughter went on an all day trip with her class to a local amusement park. I faithfully check the weather every morning to make sure the kids are dressed for it. The season was fall and in our part of Texas that means nobody really knows what the weather will be! It said rain was a possibility and it might turn chilly. So into my daughter’s back pack to her chagrin went an umbrella, hoodie, fresh pair of socks, band aids, Pepto-Bismol tablets, ibuprofen, snacks, juice, and well, I think you get the picture. I was so proud of myself that day and I made my daughter the hero of the hour. 

Needless to say it did rain and when I say rain I don’t mean sprinkle. The first part of the day was great and I thought perhaps it was overkill on my part. But then it was torrential, they huddled in masses under coverings; they had split up into groups and had a meeting point at the end of the day. Since they didn’t know where anyone was they had to wait in the meeting place and most groups were staying where they were because of the heaviness of the rain. First of all my daughter was thrilled that she could get into her locker and had one of the only umbrellas. After that someone came up with an awful headache and stomach ache, for which she had the remedy. Someone else had a blister and she produced the band aide. When they arrived at the bus a little girl was noticeably turning a bit blue from being soaked to the bone to which my daughter offered a dry pair of socks and a towel, yes, I forgot to mention the towel. *pats herself on back* The teachers were impressed, the kids called it the magic bag, and everyone that needed it got a handful of snacks for the trip home. Ta Da! I think I regress, back to the story now.
 
We arrived at our first park at dusk. Not a good time to put up your tent when you are novices. Granted, it was a dome tent, how hard could it be? I’m so very thankful that my daughter was there, the reader, because had it been up to me and my son we would have slept with the mosquitoes! (More likely, the car) My daughter finished with the tent, we put our padding down, the fan in, the TV in, and the dog’s kennels in. Remember now, this is a three man tent; it was cozy to say the least. Since it was dusk when we erected our home for the night we were negligent in scoping out the terrain. It was something like the Princess and the Pea book I suppose, in that we could feel every root and rock under all that padding. In the beginning we were snacking and watching a video, we had decided to make the best of it. It was during the dark of the night when the mood began to shift. Never mind the fact that we had roots in our backs, or that we had doggy breath in our nostrils, or that my son was sleeping on my back. A very large dog began to bark relentlessly, following this we heard loud voices, and then a shot rang out. The dog stopped barking…. We didn’t know if the dog was happy now that the intruder was dead or the dog was dead. Here we are under a piece of material that I assume is nylon and that is all that separates us from the wild and the crazies. We all sat up and listened. We decided then and there that as soon as the first hint of light came up we were getting out of there! You’ve never seen two children help pack faster. Too bad you can’t bottle this type of adrenalin!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Frugal Holiday Shopping - Paper Coterie $40 Off $40 Purchase!


Christmas is right around the corner, and that means finding the perfect gift for each person on your holiday shopping list. If you're a frugal shopper, Paper Coterie has a special offer that I know you're going to love! 

If you are a first time customer, you can enter the special code WELCOME2012 at checkout, and receive a free $40 credit off your first order of $40 or more.  How cool is that?  Calendars, cards, decor, holiday... the choices are almost endless! 

There is nothing better than free shopping, especially just in time for the holidays!  What are you waiting for?  Start your holiday shopping for free!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Looking for Products for the Holiday Gift Guide 2012 at Being Frugal and Making it Work


Christmas has always been my favorite holiday.  Have you begun creating a holiday shopping list of gifts you need to purchase?  Instead of buying all your gifts this year, why not try winning some! Beginning November 1st, I will be hosting a Holiday Gift Guide 2012 and Giveaway Event!   

Being Frugal and Making it Work will be showcasing a variety of fantastic products for the entire family that will make the perfect gift this holiday season! 

There are going to be some pretty amazing giveaways lined up for this holiday event!!  You definitely don’t want to miss it.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Giveaway Ending Tonight: Smiley Cookies - 2 Winners!


We all know that smiles are contagious!  I can also tell you that a box of smiles will make your day!  Be sure to enter to win some smiles... 2 lucky winners will each win $30 worth of cookies - winners choice!

Smiley Cookies Giveaway x2 Winners


What is your favorite kind of cookies?

Zulily - Daily Deals for Moms & Kids!


Getting a great deal is something that I strive for whenever I'm making a purchase.  Zulily is a wonderful site with great daily deals for moms and kids.  Deals on clothes, toys, accessories and more.  

Zulily deals are simply AMAZING!  You can save up to 90%!  Sign up today, it's FREE!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ZUMBA® FITNESS CORE for Wii & XBox; LAUNCHING OCTOBER 16th

SKIP THE CRUNCHES AND DANCE YOUR WAY TO TONED ABS WITH ZUMBA® FITNESS CORE; LAUNCHING OCTOBER 16th 


EDISON, N.J., September 19th, 2012 –Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today Zumba® Fitness Core, the first and only video game designed to sculpt your abs within an exhilarating dance-fitness, total body workout, launches October 16, 2012 in North America for $39.99 on both the Wii™ system from Nintendo and on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.

Take a look at the newest addition to the hit video game franchise that has sold more than eight million copies worldwide with the latest batch of Zumba® Fitness Core screenshots. Check out in-game venues, superstar Zumba® instructors and exclusive gameplay.

Zumba® Fitness Core features 40 new songs and routines, 33 international dance styles from around the world and hot new choreography designed to sculpt stronger abs through a total body workout. PARTY YOUR ABS OFF™ as celebrity Zumba instructors guide you through routines set to a range of current chart-topping hits, era classics, exclusive re-records and genre-blending fusion tracks that together with new Zumba® original songs, deliver the most diverse range of dance styles of any Zumba® Fitness game to date. 

Choose from 45 different pre-set classes or customize your workout to suit your preference. New fitness features include nutrition and lifestyle tips plus personal goals you can work toward to keep motivated. Skip the crunches and dance your way to tight, toned abs with this engaging new interactive fitness experience!

Zumba® Fitness Core will launch October 16, 2012 for the Wii™ system from Nintendo and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®. A playable Kinect for Xbox 360 demo is also now available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Pre-order the game and find out more at www.ZumbaFitnessGame.com.


About Zumba Fitness, LLC

Tighten, Firm & Tone - It Works! Ultimate Body Wrap Giveaway!

 Have you heard about It Works! body wraps,  beauty and wellness products?  In recent months I have heard more and more people raving about the effects and results of using the It Works! products - especially their ultimate body applicator (AKA body wrap).  With all the hype, I simply had to try their product for myself.  

I knew that I wanted to try the It Works! Body Wrap.  I only had one dilemma... stomach or thighs, which trouble area was I going to wrap in hopes of getting amazing results?  Being a mother of two wonderful children, and two c-sections, I decided that my stomach was in need of the most attention.

I'll admit that I was skeptical and wasn't sure what to expect as I took my before measurements and applied the wrap to my stomach.  Almost immediately I felt this warm, tingly sensation under the wrapped area - very weird!  Did that mean it was working?

45 minutes after the initial wrap, I had already lost 2 inches.  Wow, It Works!  I couldn't wait to see what my 72 hour results were going to be... an additional inch, for a total loss of 3 inches.  

I'd love to wrap my stomach a few more times to maximize my results.   I'd also love to wrap my inner thighs in hopes of them no longer rubbing together.  I'd still be ME just with a tighter, firmer and more toned tummy! Something that I have been dreaming of for years.

 About the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator (Body Wrap):

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Need to Order Christmas Cards? Giveaway Ending Tonight: Minted $50 Gift Card

Are you ready to order your Christmas cards?  You may be thinking it's too early, but Christmas is right around the corner and will be here before we know it!

Enter for your chance to WIN your Christmas cards this year...

Minted $50 Gift Card Giveaway


How many Christmas cards do you typically send?

Three Reasons Why Online Colleges Are Worth a Consideration

I'll never forget the year I graduated high school. I was excited and ready to begin my life after four years of high school. One fateful night during my senior year, however, my father and mother pulled me into the kitchen and told me that they wouldn't be able to pay for college. Since my childhood, they had worked hard to save up for my education, but after losing their jobs, they were just trying to stay above water and the only financial resource available to them was my college savings.
 
Through the years, many people have asked me if I was angry at my parents for making that decision. The truth is that I absolutely wasn't. I knew they needed the money, and truth be told, I knew there were other college options available. After looking into scholarships and online colleges, I decided to forgo the traditional brick-and-mortar university and go to an online college instead. That decision turned out to be one of my best. I was able to stay home with my parents and help them get back on their feet while going to school. For those of you who are considering an online college, here are three reasons why the decision might be worthwhile. 
 
Online colleges are cheaper
 
College tuition is expensive, but so are the other expenses that come coupled along with college. Everything from rent, food, football tickets, extracurricular activities, etc. can add up very quickly and put a dent in your wallet. When I decided to pursue an online college, my budget was very small. Thankfully, I was able to find more than enough programs that fit into my budget. The best thing about it was that I avoided all the other expenses that most university students have to pay.
 
You don't have to commute

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Nutrisystem Weight Loss Journey: Week 8

I can't believe how much progress I have made since beginning my weight loss journey with Nutrisystem two months ago.  When I started, I was all about losing weight and seeing that dreaded number on the scale drop each week.  

Here I am two months later and I realize it's about so much more that just losing weight... it's also about what I'm gaining in the process as well!

What I've lost:
  1. Weight - The pounds are coming off!
  2. Inches - My measurements are shrinking!
  3.  Daily Back Pain - No more chronic back pain!
  4. Excuses - No more, Oh I'll start tomorrow - or next week!

What I've gained:
  1. Energy - I'm working out 5 days a week.  My elliptical machine is now my friend!
  2. Motivation - I'm focused on getting healthier!
  3. Confidence - I'm proving to myself that I CAN do it!
  4. Self Control - I'm making the right choices, healthy choices!
  
During my 8th week on the Nutrisystem program, I lost...

1-800 Contacts - iPhone App & Free Shipping!

Prescription eye wear is not only a necessity, but a safety item as well, and millions of people simply can't function without them.  For those who have to wear contacts or eyeglasses on a daily basis, being able to have affordable and fashionable eye wear is essential, especially in today's economy.  Anything that can be done to save money while shopping for prescription contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses, is a win-win!

 Finding great deals is right at your fingertips... online resources allow you to easily research products, save money, and comparison shop.  1-800 Contacts provides free shipping and a low price guarantee on a variety of contact lenses!

Whatever brand of contact lenses you wear, chances are they have it.  Brands include: Acuvue, Air Optix, Bausch & Lomb, Dailies, and many more...  


In addition, 1-800 Contacts has a new iPhone app.  Anyone who downloads the app and makes their first purchase through the free iPhone app will receive free shipping no matter what the cost of their order!

Your contact lenses, delivered right to your door at a price you can afford. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announcement: Mohawk Homes Area Rug

You may have noticed that the giveaways have slowed down over the past few weeks.  I just wanted to let you know it's because I'm in the process of gearing up for my first ever holiday gift guide!  Watch for lots of great giveaways...  just in time for the holidays. 

Now it's time to tell you who won the Mohawk Home Area Rug giveaway.   





The lucky giveaway winner is:


FREE E6 Energy Strips & Energy Shots!


For a limited time, you can try E6 Strips and Shots for FREE!  You can add both of them to your cart!   HURRY!!  This great freebie offer won't last long.  (1 per customer – no PO boxes)

I just ordered mine and got the following message:
CONGRATULATIONS!  We have received your shipping information and your order is currently being processed and should arrive at your door within the next 3-4 business days. This order is a great step to increasing your energy and putting the pop back in your step.

Don't miss your chance to get a free energy shot!

Oasap Fashion Hunter Program - Looking for Bloggers!

I found this lovely Oasap women’s high street fashion store and would like to invite you to join its Fashion Hunter Program where you can get freebies in exchange for a post on your blog, lookbook or chictopia.

I was approved and received a $70 credit to purchase any items I wanted!  To make it even better... I get another round of free credits 2 - 3 weeks after sharing my reviews! New clothes, boots or jewelry every few weeks - how cool is that?!

 I ordered 3 wonderful items:

 
PS: If you join through this invite and are approved to be Oasap Fashion Hunter, I’ll get $8 cash credit. You can invite your friends and get money too.  Join Now and start adding to your wardrobe!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Easy Ways to Teach Your Children About Money

As a kid I remember thinking that the amount of money my parents had to spend was endless.  I'd say... "Just write a check!"  Not knowing that you actually had to have money in the account for the check to be worth something.    

Growing up, my parents always made my siblings and I put at least half of our money into our savings accounts.  It didn't matter if it was money we earned from doing chores, from working a job or birthday money.  We each had our own savings account for as long as I can remember.  I also remember thinking how stupid it was to be forced to save half of my money.  Besides, none of my friends had savings accounts.

As I grew older and became an adult, I began to realize and understand what a valuable and important life lesson my parents had taught us.  Being smart about money is essential to making ends meet.  

Now, as a parent myself, I've taught my children that same important lesson about money, saving and spending.  Children learn my example, so I do my best to make smart choices about spending by using coupons and shopping clearance. 

It's never to early to start teaching children about money.  My children are 11 and 8 years old, but have had a savings account since they were just a few months old.  As my parents did with me years ago, the majority of my children's money goes into a savings account or an investment CD.

As a frugal coupon shopper, my children witness money saving tips on a regular basis.  Often times I give the coupons to my children so they can help me shop and see first hand just how much money we are saving by making smart choices!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

3 Easy Ways to Get Cheaper Home Owners' Insurance

Buying a home is expensive, there is no denying that. After closing costs and appraisal fees, homeowner's insurance is probably the last thing on your mind—just another costly expense. But if you think that skipping out on purchasing homeowners insurance is good way to cut some corners and continue a "frugal" lifestyle, you're wrong. The truth is, without home owner's insurance you can potentially lose thousands of dollars if your valuables get stolen or accidentally damaged in storm or fire. 
 
That said, protecting your investment—your home—with insurance is the smartest thing you can possibly do. However, there are a few ways that you can obtain some discounts so that you're "added expense" isn't so, well, expensive. To learn how to chop down the price of your homeowner's insurance, continue reading below.
 
Combine Policies. First and foremost, if you already have auto's insurance your best bet is to see if your insurance provider offers homeowner's insurance too. Most companies offer "bundle packages" at a special discounted rate to their customers. So before you go hunting for an individual home insurance provider (which you should to compare prices) you should see what kind of offer your current auto insurance provider will offer you.
 
Improve Home Security.  While it varies from policy-to-policy, most insurance providers offer discounts to those who can prove that their home is equipped with necessary safety-precautionary tools such as working alarm systems—sometimes you can save up to 15%. But most home security discounts are not limited to alarm systems. Other home modifications that typically give discounts include the following: smoke detectors, dead-bolt locks, carbon monoxide detectors, possession of a fire extinguisher, and an updated heating system just to name a few. 

If your house is located near a fire hydrant or better—a fire department—you may be subject to some additional discounts too. Of course, there are several different security measures that can grant you a discount(s). So make sure you talk to an agent for a proper list of potential discounts. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Paper Coterie: $40 Off $40 Purchase - Frugal Holiday Shopping!


Fall is the perfect time for fresh starts and new beginnings. To celebrate fall, back-to-school and a return to routine, Paper Coterie has a special offer that I think you're all going to love! 

If you are a first time customer, you can enter the special code WELCOME2012 at checkout, and receive a free $40 credit off your first order of $40 or more.  How cool is that?  Calendars, cards, decor, holiday... the choices are almost endless! 

There is nothing better than free shopping, especially just in time for the holidays!  What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announcements: 5 Hour Energy, Tiny Prints, Zaggora HotPants & Milk Unleashed

It's time for several giveaway winners to be announced here at Being Frugal and Making it Work!  Please be sure to check your e-mails for winning e-mails on a regular basis!  As most blogs only allow 48 hours for you to reply and confirm your prize!  Trust me, you don't want to miss out on a win!

Now it's time to announce who won the following giveaways:





The lucky giveaway winners are:


Cute & Spooky Halloween T-Shirts for Adults

 
Halloween is right around the corner, and these days Halloween isn't just for kids.  More and more Halloween parties are held just for adults, costumes included!  If adult Halloween costumes aren't your thing, the next best thing are spooky or cute Halloween tees!

I received the Zombie Tux Halloween shirt for my husband.  The first thing I noticed were the bright, bold colors!  

The next thing I noticed was the quality of the t-shirt itself.  It was thick, durable and super soft, all of which make it high quality and comfortable to wear.

This is a spooky Halloween shirt that is going to get people's attention!


No matter what your style, Halloween shirts are fun, functional and a frugal Halloween costume choice!

Giveaway Ending Tonight: Mohawk Home Area Rug

Would you like to accent your living room or bedroom with a decorative new area rug?  Or maybe you'd like to put a stylish area rug under your dining room table.

Now is your chance to WIN an area rug of your choice up to $150...  

Click below to enter!

Mohawk Home Area Rug Giveaway

Remembering 9/11


Please take a moment to remember those lost and thank a fire fighter, police officer, EMT or those in the military for their hard work and sacrifice each and every day!

Where were you on the morning of 9/11?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announcement: Chalk City Sidewalk Chalk Activity Set

I apologize for any convenience that may have been caused earlier today while my blog was down.  It seems as though GoDaddy.com was having some technical difficulties and there were many blogs and email accounts affected.

Now it's time to tell you who won Chalk City Activity Set giveaway!




The lucky giveaway winner is:


My Nutrisystem Weight Loss Journey: Week 7


Today marks the end of my 7th week on Nutrisystem.  Yesterday, my husband and I spent the day at the fair with the kids, and we had a blast.  We walked around all the animal barns, vendors and carnival rides.  We watched the pig races, which were adorable, and of course... we walked through all of the fattening food booths as well!

Typically when we visit the fair we eat a variety of fair food, simply because it's something we only do once or twice a year!  It's tradition, right?  Elephant ears, funnel cakes, caramel apples, cotton candy... you know the drill!

This year, I broke tradition and didn't eat any of that!  Of course, it looked and smelled delicious and I would have loved to have one (or two), but I told myself that it just wasn't worth it!  Sure I could have indulged but I knew I would have been angry at myself afterwards!  With my Nutrisystem lunch bar in my pocket... I left the fair focused and on without regret!

During my 7th week on the Nutrisystem program, I lost...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Giveaway Ending Tonight: Zaggora Viva HotPants - 3 Winners!

The weekends are my days "off" from my elliptical machine.  Every other day of the week it's a minimum of 45 minutes each morning.  I can honestly say that on the mornings that I workout I have more energy and feel better throughout the day!  (I also sleep better at night, too!)


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