Monday, October 31, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Early Detection Helps Save Lives!

As Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, I want to remind you that early detection saves lives!  Every 2 minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer.  Plus, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime!  When you think about it, those statistics are very scary!  

I know personally just how scary breast cancer can be and how it affects your life and the lives of those closest to you.  I was diagnosed on with Stage 3 aggressive breast cancer on November 9, 2015!

 

This past year has been scary.  Full of emotions, fears, bumps, and even laughter... I know that if I had ignored what I found a year ago, that the outcome probably wouldn't be what it is now!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Get $20 When You Get Approved by Gettington

Swagbucks has a great offer available with Gettington - you get $20 (paid out in the form of 2000 SB) without spending a dime! All you have to do is get approved for line of credit to earn 2000 SB. Click here to get started for FREE!



Gettington offers you great deals on brand name clothing, accessories, and household items. Plus, you can use payment plans as needed!

Save the Ta-tas: Support Breast Cancer Research and Awareness (Review & Giveaway)

Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a world free of hate, illness, abuse and cancer? Although that might not be possible in my lifetime, or even my children's, I'd love to hope that one day it could become a reality.  I honestly believe that if we all work together, we can make a difference.

 

Save the Ta-tas has a dream as well.  The dream to find the cure to end cancer and to support individuals struggling to live life regardless of having cancer.  With every Save the Ta-tas item purchased, an important and life changing step is taken to accomplish great things and to spread the word of love and support.

I love the fact that Save the Ta-tas is dedicated to a wonderful cause.  With the purchase of every item, a portion goes to help support breast cancer research and awareness.  It makes me proud to wear and flaunt my Ta-tas (clothing and accessories).


 

Save the Ta-tas clothing is super cute, fashionable and comfortable.  Everything from shirts to bracelets to magnets to flip flops.  There is also something for the entire family: men, women, children and pets included!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Earn Free Gift Cards for Taking Surveys on Swagbucks ~ Just in Time for the Holidays!

If you're looking for a way to earn a little extra for your budget, taking Surveys on Swagbucks can be a great way to go. It's really simple: You sign up for free, confirm your email address, and then use the Gold Survey Dashboard to see what surveys are currently available. For each survey, you'll see approximately how long it takes to complete, and how many SB points you'll get when you complete it. You can rack up lots of SB points quickly, and then redeem those SB for free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, and PayPal!


Trust me, Swagbucks actually works -  I currently earn between $25 and $50 each month and it really adds up.  Once I redeem my Swagbucks for a prize, it usually takes less than a week for them to arrive in my inbox.  I'm always impressed with how quickly they send our rewards.

I "bank" and save my rewards all year long and redeem them for "FREE" Christmas gifts for the kids!  The kids are always thrilled with their gifts and I'm happy that I was able to stick to our holiday budget and not break the bank!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Disney on Ice ~ Worlds of Enchantment

Thursday night, our Girl Scout troop spent an enchanted evening at Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment!  We arrived about 45 minutes early so we could walk around and look at all the vendors and magical souvenirs. 

 

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald... the Toy Story gang, The Little Mermaid, Cars, and Frozen!   How could the night get any more magical?

My co-leader and I took four girls to the show.  The show was the night before one of our Girl Scouts turned 13 years old.  This show just isn't for the young kids... it's for all ages!  We all had a wonderful time from start to finish!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Get 1500 SB when you try Home Chef today!

Swagbucks has partnered with Home Chef to bring you a special offer where you can earn 1500 SB just for placing your first order. Home Chef tailors itself to your dietary needs and sends you the ingredients necessary to make a home-cooked meal from scratch in about 30 minutes.


You choose how many meals you want each week, when they get delivered, AND you get a $30 credit towards your first order as well. You can decide how often food is delivered and even look through the available meals to plan ahead. The 1500 SB credits instantly, so click here to begin!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Get Over $90 in Gift Cards When You Earn With Uber!

For those of you looking to earn extra money, driving for Uber may be the opportunity you're looking for! You set your own hours so you can earn as much or as little as you want! Thanks to Swagbucks, you can get paid to try it out!


Just for signing up, you'll get 1250 SB (the equivalent of over $12 in gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, and more, or just PayPal cash)! Once you take your first paid passenger, you'll get another 8000 SB ($80!) in addition to your earnings from driving. Click here to get started!

What's more, if you sign up through me and complete even the first part of this offer before November 1st, you'll get another $3 bonus (300 SB) in the first week of November. So we're talking about almost $100 in free gift cards just for making even more money on the side.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Reviews & Giveaways Just in Time for Christmas Gift Giving!

Do you realize that Christmas is only 2 months away?  The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is set to launch on November 1st, right here at Being Frugal and Making it Work.  I plan on providing you with some fabulous holiday gift ideas, reviews and giveaways for everyone on your holiday gift list. 

This is the 5th annual holiday gift guide here at Being Frugal and Making it Work, and my goal is to make it even bigger and better than last years holiday gift guide!  Are you ready?


 

Products have already arrived, are in transit, and are ready to ship soon. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your holiday gift shopping.  It doesn't get any more frugal than FREE!


Have you thought about winning some holiday gifts this year?  This is one of the ways I've been making my holiday budget stretch farther for several years now.  I enter blog giveaways and contests on a daily basis in hopes of winning.  Some of them I enter because they are perfect for my family and others I enter because they will make the perfect gift for a friend or family member on my holiday shopping list.

This year's holiday gift guide will include:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Join the Team Challenge & Earn up to 50 Bonus SB: Popcorn Factory

Who doesn't love a good challenge? Especially when you can get points to redeem towards free gift cards!


Swagbucks, a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online is hosting a Halloween Team Challenge. It starts on Monday, October 24th at 8am PST and goes through Friday so you have a whole week to contribute points to your assigned team. How will you contribute? Watching videos, completing surveys, shopping online? These activities and more will help your team get ahead. 

If you've never used Swagbucks before, now is a great time to join, especially if you participate in the Team Challenge because it's an opportunity to win an extra bonus for trying out the site. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fighting Pretty ~ Helping Women Battling Breast Cancer Feel Strong & Beautiful!

Hello Beautiful!  Some days that's all a woman needs to hear to change her outlook around!  Trust me!  As I went through my own battle with breast cancer this past year, hearing those words from my husband when I felt (and looked) my worst,was what helped get me through!

Fighting Pretty creates “Pretty Packages” for women who are undergoing treatment, as well as for those who have completed treatment and need a beauty “pick me up.” Pretty Packages include beauty products, scarves, inspirational items, a journal and more. Most important, are their adorable signature mini pink boxing gloves.

 

Let me start by saying that their Pretty Packages are simply amazing!  When I openend mine, I started crying because it made me feel so special in such an emotional and vulnerable time in my life!  The items inside were so much more that I ever would have expected!  The mini pink boxing loves were my favorite!

The founder of Fighting Pretty is also a breast cancer survivor.  After her "battle was over," she decided to help other women facing the same battle by helping them feel strong and beautiful!  In just under one year, Kara, with the help of her mom and friends, sent 500 Pretty Packages to women battling all types of cancer, all over the country! 

 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Get 2500 SB when you get approved for a line of credit on Fingerhut!

Swagbucks has a great offer available with Fingerhut - you can earn $25 (paid out in the form of 2500 SB) without spending a dime!

All you have to do is get approved for line of credit and earn 2500 SB. Click here to get started!




Fingerhut lets you shop in the convenience of your home on a wide selection of brand name products with low monthly payments. If you're a new customer, you can get $25 off $100 by using the promo code: NC576.

If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, this offer's a great way to get started. Just sign up through the link above and get your 2500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of November. So that's $25 for getting approved for a line of credit, which gets you 2800 SB, that you can spend on gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or PayPal cash!

My Breast Cancer Story: A Year Full of Treatment, Surgeries and Emotions!

Every 2 minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are that you know someone affected.  In the last year, I personally know of 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer...  ages 44, 40 and 29!  Breast cancer doesn't discriminate - age doesn't matter!

  

Last October, the 4th to be exact, I found a lump in my right breast.   It was close to that time of the month, so I just assumed it was connected to that. To be completely honest, I wasn't concerned at all.  There was no family history of breast cancer in my family and I was only 40 years old.  Two weeks later, the lump was still there.  So, I called my OB and got an appointment for the following day to have an exam.  After her exam, she said I needed to have a diagnostic mammogram for further evaluation.

I had my diagnostic mammogram on October 27th, which lead to a biopsy on November 6th.  Waiting for those results was the longest three days of my life!

On November 9th, I got the call that would turn our lives upside down... 

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Seeking Sponsors!

With the holidays quickly approaching we are starting to put together our 2016 Holiday Gift GuideBeginning November 1st, Being Frugal and Making it Work will launch its very first Holiday Gift Guide!  The holiday gift guide is going to feature gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list... from toys and clothing to food and electronics, and much more!
 
 

You can easily find the newest holiday gift guide posts under the Holiday Gift Guide tab at the top of the page, and you can find links to all giveaways in the right sidebar.  Be sure to stop by daily to check out the newest reviews and giveaways.

Holiday Gift Guide Submissions:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Get a free domain plus a year of web hosting for just $1 through Swagbucks!

Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer through Bluehost where you get 3500 SB (which is the equivalent of $35 in gift cards) for signing up.  


Bluehost is a leading web solutions services provider. You can try it out for 12 months at a special discounted price of $2.95/mo AND get a free domain in addition to 3500 SB by using this link before Friday, October 14th - that means you get everything for just $1! It's the perfect opportunity if you need to make a host change to your website or if you've been thinking about starting a website or blog.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Round-Up!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed during their lifetime?

 
Starting Monday I will be sharing support programs, statistics, information, freebies, reviews & giveaways throughout the rest of the month...   I will also be sharing my own personal breast cancer story!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Swagenger Haunt: 5 days, 10 Winners of 500 SB!

 

Swagbucks, a cash back rewards website, is hosting a Swagenger Haunt starting today! It's essentially on online scavenger hunt where you follow clues via their search engine to earn points called SB which you can redeem for gift cards! It's a great opportunity to try out Swagbucks if you haven't already.  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Professional Pet Grooming Brush by The-PetStore Review

Being a responsible pet owner entails a lot of different things: making sure they are properly cared for and fed are among the most important!  We currently have two puppies at home, a daniff and a mastiff, so pet hair is an issue for us!


Grooming is a vital part in the well-being and health of a pet and improves quality of life. All breeds require grooming, how much depends on the breed, age, or health of the pet. Regular grooming helps to ensure your pet is healthy and comfortable.  

Here are 7 Important Reasons Why You Should Brush Your Pet Regularly...

1) Brushing Removes Loose Hair
2) Brushing Prevents and Removes Mats
3) Brushing Lets You Monitor Your Pets Skin
4) Brushing Stimulates Healthy Oil Production
5) Brushing Promotes Bonding
6) Brushing Keeps Your Pet Looking Sharp
7) Brushing Minimizes Dust balls rolling around your house

Friday, October 7, 2016

Get a $4 bonus when you join Swagbucks this month!

You've probably seen me write about Swagbucks a lot on here. It's a site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points (1 SB is worth a penny) and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.


I "bank" and save my rewards all year long and redeem them for "FREE" Christmas gifts for the kids!  The kids are always thrilled with their gifts and I'm happy that I was able to stick to our holiday budget and not break the bank!  There are LOTS of other great prizes, rewards and gift cards to choose from as well!  So, you aren't limited to just the Amazon gift cards (although it is my reward of choice). 

Unlike a lot of other rewards site, you can cash out at any time, and they have gift cards for as little as 300 SB (The $3 Amazon gift card - every little bit helps)!  This month, you can get a 400 SB bonus through my site. How? It's really easy:


1. Sign up through this link

Freaky Halloween Items at a Discount Price: Oriental Trading has them all!


When I think of Halloween, I think of costumes, pumpkins, bats, witches and goblins, candy and trick-or-treating!  When I was a kid, I remember Halloween was one of the funnest nights of the year.  Who doesn't love dressing up, walking around town with your friends, and getting free candy?!  Then, the icing on the cake was dumping out your bag of goodies onto the floor, sorting them, and seeing exactly what you got!

  

Oriental Trading and a variety of great alternatives to candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters!  In fact, Oriental Trading Company is the nation's largest direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home d├ęcor and giftware.

Prepare for this year's Halloween parties with decorations and party supplies from Oriental Trading. Whether you're hosting your own party or going as a guest, you'll find the best selection of Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat bags, Halloween candy and much more.  Including all the mice, bats, spiders, eyeballs, and skulls that you could possibly need!


 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Swagbucks Halloween Sale

Get in the Halloween spirit with Swagbucks! Stock up on Halloween candy and decorations, and get those costumes ready for the big day!
Swagbucks, an online rewards program that gives you cash back for completing online activities such a shopping online, is running a great Halloween on their site now through the end of the month. 
Earn Double Cash Back or more when you shop the Halloween Sale at your favorite stores including: 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Kids Love SPOOKY Halloween Treats: Eyeball Muffins & Cookies!

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Celebration by Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.  

 
October means Halloween and that means spooky treats!  I love creating fun, spooky Halloween treats with my kids.  One of our favorite things to use when making our spooky treats?  CANDY!

Not only do you I get to spend some quality time with my children, we also get to enjoy eating the spooky creations we have made once we are done!  In my eyes, it's a win-win situation for all of us!

How do you like these spooky "eye-popping" eyeball muffins and cookies that we conjured up using a variety of candy from Celebration by Frey?