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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good Cause: Dove's Inspiring Self-Esteem Programs





If you're like me, you probably have several Dove products stashed in your stockpile. Right now, you can put those products to good use! Dove will donate $1 for every UPC (from a Dove product) entered, up to $500,000. You can choose to donate your $1 to Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, or Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Limit one $1 donation per household. To contribute, go here.

FREE Photo Book from Walgreens


If you become a fan of Walgreens on Facebook by October 2, you'll receive a coupon for a FREE 5x7 photo book! My understanding is that you'll only have to pay shipping, but this will still make for a great deal. Christmas present, anyone?

(Thanks to Southern Savers!)

FREE Subscription to P&G Rogue Magazine

P&G is currently offering a FREE subscription to Rogue Magazine. Rogue is P&G-owned and covers beauty and fashion news, product information, tips, and special offers and contests. To subscribe, go here.

Starbucks VIA Taste Challenge = FREE Coffee!

To celebrate the release of the new VIA Ready Brew (instant coffee), Starbucks will be hosting a Taste Challenge from October 2-5 at retail locations across the country. All participants will receive a coupon for a FREE tall brew coffee (good during next visit) and a coupon for $1 off VIA Ready Brew.

For more information, go here. To find a Starbucks location near you, go here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FREE Subscription to Dance Teacher Magazine

FreeBizMag is currently offering a FREE one-year subscription to Dance Teacher Magazine. You will need to qualify to receive this FREE subscription. (Although I'm not 100% sure who will qualify, I'm assuming that you'll need to be a dance teacher, studio owner, or professional dancer.) I've done several free subscriptions and can assure you that they do come, and I've never received a bill.


Other FREE subscriptions still available:

American Baby (1 year)

American Cheerleader (1 year)

Business Week (1 year)

CBS Watch! (1 year)

Field & Stream (1 year)

Forbes (1 year)

Golf Digest (1 year)

JET magazine (1 year)

Marie Claire (digital - 1 year)

Motor Boating (1 year)

Road & Track (1 year)

Seventeen (digital - 1 year)

Tennis Magazine (2 years)

Snag a FREE Bag of Eukanuba Dog Food


Right now, you can snag a voucher for a FREE bag of Eukanuba dog food from a participating retailer. To request your voucher, go here, scroll down and click on "Get your FREE bag voucher today!" Voucher will be mailed to you. Available while supplies last.

FREE Subscription to CBS Watch! Magazine


Mercury Magazines is currently offering a FREE one-year subscription to CBS Watch! Magazine. I've done several free subscriptions (a couple through Mercury Magazines) and can assure you that they do come, and I've never received a bill.


Other FREE subscriptions still available:

American Baby (1 year)

American Cheerleader (1 year)

Business Week (1 year)

Field & Stream (1 year)

Forbes (1 year)

Golf Digest (1 year)

JET magazine (1 year)

Marie Claire (digital - 1 year)

Motor Boating (1 year)

Road & Track (1 year)

Seventeen (digital - 1 year)

Tennis Magazine (2 years)


Printable Coupon Roundup - 9/29






$1 off any All detergent (These can be used to score FREE travel-sized All)

Catching Up From Sick Day...

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have caught my tweet about being sick yesterday. I'm feeling much better today, but I'm in the process of playing catch up. I have some great information to get out to you, which will hopefully be up later this evening. In the meantime, be sure to check out my Nature Valley "Snack Pack" Prize Pack giveaway - it's packed with some pretty cool things!

Thank you so, so much for understanding, and be sure check back later for some updates!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mail Call - 9/28


Last week was an awesome mailbox week for me! I received:


I also received this awesome Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters snack pack to review and give away. Be sure to check out my giveaway if you'd like the chance to win one for yourself!


Want to receive more freebies in your mailbox? Be sure to check out my Freebie Roundup (updated every Friday).

Want to see what other people are getting in their mailboxes? Click the button below to check out Mailbox Monday, hosted by A Frugal Friend! (I love seeing what cool things other people get every week!)



Sunday, September 27, 2009

CLOSED: Review & Giveaway: Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters


UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

MyBlogSpark recently sent me a Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters "snack pack" prize pack that was packed with all kinds of goodies! I got to try out four varieties of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters - roasted almond, roasted cashew, nut lovers and honey roasted peanut. (They also sent a really cute sling backpack, stainless steel water bottle, binoculars and flashlight - sweet!)

My favorite flavor was the roasted almond - I could not put them down! (Side note: The roasted cashew, honey roasted peanut and nut lovers were all pretty awesome too.) I love that these are made with 100% natural ingredients. In the past few months, I've been trying to eat healthier and take better care of myself, and snacks like Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters help me do just that. They taste great, they're filling, and they're healthy to boot.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters would be a great snack for almost anytime. I really like that they come in a re-sealable package, so you can easily toss them in your bag or stash them in your car in case you need a snack on the run.

Want to hear the best part? MyBlogSpark was kind enough to give me an additional prize pack to share with one of my awesome readers!!! One winner will receive 4 varieties of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, a sling backpack, stainless steel water bottle, flashlight and binoculars.

To enter:
Required entry: Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite element of nature is. (I LOVE the mountains, especially in the fall!) Be sure to leave your email address, so I can contact you if you win. (You might want to format it like couponsandcoffee(at)gmail(dot)com to prevent spam.) (1 entry)

For up to 4 extra entries:
1.) Follow me on Twitter (CouponsCoffee). If you already follow me on Twitter, let me know. (1 entry)

2.) Add my button to your sidebar or a link to my blog in your blogroll. Be sure to leave a link back so I can see it. If my button is already on your blog, let me know. (1 entry)

3.) Subscribe to my feed (either via email using the box in the right sidebar or RSS feed) or follow me with Blogger. If you already subscribe or follow, let me know. (1 entry)

4.) Tweet or blog about my giveaway and leave me a link to your post or add @couponscoffee to your tweet so I can check it out (1 entry)


A few more details:
This giveaway will close Sunday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, and I'll announce the winner on Monday, October 5. I'll email the winner, and he/she will have 48 hours to get back to me. If the winner doesn't respond, he/she will forfeit the prize, and a new winner will be chosen.

Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 to enter.

My feed and email subscribers will need to come to my actual blog to enter.

GOOD LUCK!!!

(The Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters "snack pack" prize pack provided for this giveaway was generously provided by MyBlogSpark.)


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Book Review: What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent

What Difference Do It Make? is the follow-up to the New York Times Bestseller Same Kind of Different As Me, both written by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent. What Difference Do It Make? contains true stories of hope and healing that were inspired by its predecessor. And what a difference it does make!

Since I've never read Same Kind of Different as Me, I was concerned about being lost or not understanding parts of this book. This wasn't the case, however. The writers do a nice job of filling in their new readers with enough of the backstory to fully grasp what's going on. What Difference Do It Make? really drove home the importance of accepting and loving all of our brothers and sisters. It was also a wonderful testimony to the huge impact that one person can make on the lives of others.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading What Difference Do It Make? and had a hard time putting it down. It's beautifully written, and I found it to be both engaging and inspiring. This book is well worth your time!


(Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing this book for me to read and review. I'm a member of Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger program.)

Available Again: Abuelita Granulado from Nestle


For those of you who missed out the last time this was available: Nestle is once again offering a FREE sample of Abuelita Granulado. Limit one per household. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

(Thanks to The Freebie Blogger!)

FREE Subscription to Metropolitan Home


RewardsGold is currently offering a FREE one-year digital subscription to Metropolitan Home. I've done several free subscriptions (four or five through RewardsGold, including this one) and can assure you that they do come, and I've never received a bill.

(Thanks to The Freebie Blogger!)


Other FREE subscriptions still available:

American Baby (1 year)

American Cheerleader (1 year)

Business Week (1 year)

Field & Stream (1 year)

Forbes (1 year)

Golf Digest (1 year)

JET magazine (1 year)

Marie Claire (digital - 1 year)

Motor Boating (1 year)

Road & Track (1 year)

Seventeen (digital - 1 year)

Tennis Magazine (2 years)


Coupon preview for 9/27



It looks like there will be 3 coupon inserts in tomorrow's paper - 1 Red Plum, 1 Smartsource and 1 Proctor & Gamble. Here are some of the highlights:

Smartsource:
  • Act mouthwash, 18 oz. - $1
  • California Pizza Kitchen product - $1
  • Celestial Seasonings tea bags, 18 ct. - $1
  • Clearasil product, any - $2
  • Colgate Total toothpaste - $1
  • Enfamil Premium with Triple Health Guard powder, 23.4 oz. - $5
  • Halls Refresh hard candy - $.75
  • Hershey's Special Dark or Extra Dark bag - $1
  • L'Oreal EverPure shampoo, conditioner or styler - $2
  • Palmolive Pure+Caring or Pure+Clear TRY ME FREE rebate
  • Schick disposable razors - $1
  • Softsoap body wash - $1
  • White Cloud bathroom tissue or paper towel - $1

Red Plum:
  • Aveeno products - $1/1 and $1.50/2
  • Cesar dog treats - $1
  • Lea & Perrins classic Worcestershire sauce - $2
  • One A Day teen or adult multivitamin product - $2
  • Pedigreen MarroBone treats for dogs - $1

Proctor & Gamble:
  • Always Infinity, 14-ct. or larger - $1
  • Bounty towels or napkins - $.25
  • Crest premium paste, 4.1 oz. or larger - $1
  • Crest toothpaste or gel, 4.1 oz. or larger - $1/2
  • Get Febreze Air Effects FREE when you buy a Febreze candle
  • Febreze Noticeables starter kit - $4
  • Gillette Fusion razor - $4
  • Gillette shampoo, conditioner or styler - $1
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - BOGO
  • Olay bar back, body wash or in-shower body lotion - $1
  • Pantene styler - $1
  • Secret Flawless, Fresh Effects, Scent Expressions or Smooth Effects - $2/2
  • Tide product, any - $1
  • Venus Embrace or Breeze razor system - $2
  • Vicks product - $1

Note: Actual coupons and amount of coupon may vary by region.

(Thanks to Taylortown Preview!)

Best Deals at Walgreens for 9/27-10/3


There are a lot of freebies and great deals at Walgreens this week! Be sure to check these out:

Emergen-C Booster, 2-pack - $3.49, get $3.49 RR
Total: FREE after RR

Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 toothbrush - $3, get $3 RR
- Use $.75 coupon from insert
Total: $.75 MONEYMAKER after coupon and RR

Robitussen DM to-go, 2-pack - $2.49, get $2.49 RR
Total: FREE after RR

Vaseline Sheer Infusion body lotion - $6.99, get $6.99 RR
Total: $1.50 MONEYMAKER after coupon and RR

ChapStick Fresh Effects - $2.99, get $2.99 RR
Total: FREE after RR

Hershey's Harvest Candy, 8.5 oz. - 2/$5, get $1 RR
- Use $1 coupon for any Kisses
Total: As low as 2/$2 ($1 each) after coupons and RR

Tropicana orange juice - 2/$5, get $1 RR
- Use $1 off Trop50 printable coupon (you have to register first)
Total: As low as 2/$2 ($1 each) after coupons and RR

Reese's cups - $.49 with in-ad coupon
- Use $.55 coupon from insert
Total: FREE after both coupons (Be sure to hand over the manufacturer's coupon first)

Maxwell House coffee, 10.5 oz. - $2.49
- Use $1/2 coupon found on tearpad (I found these at Walmart)
Total: As low as 2/$3.98 ($1.99 each) after coupon

Gillette Fusion razor system - $8.99, get $6 RR
- Use $4 coupon from insert
- Use $2 coupon from insert
Total: As low as FREE after coupon and RR

Gillette Venus razor system - $7.99, get $4 RR
- Use $2 coupon from insert
Total: As low as $1.99 after coupon and RR

Dentek floss picks - $2, get $2 RR
- Use $1 coupon from All You
Total: $1 MONEYMAKER after coupon and RR

Ivory bath soap, 3-pack - $.99 with in-ad coupon
- Use $.25 coupon from insert
Total: As low as $.74 after coupons

Halls Refresh sugar-free drops - $1, get $1 RR
- Use $.75 coupon from insert
- Use $.50 coupon from All You
Total: Potential $.75 MONEYMAKER after coupon and RR

Accu-Check Aviva or Compact Plus - $14.99
- Submit for $14.99 mail-in-rebate (found in box)
- Use $10 coupon for Aviva
Total: FREE after mail-in-rebate

Herbal Essences hair care - $2.99, get $2 RR
- Use $1 coupon from insert
Total: FREE after coupon and RR

Dawn dish liquid - $.99 with in-ad coupon
- Use $.25 coupon from insert (expires 9/30)
- Use $.50 coupon from older Home Made Simple books (expires 9/30)
Total: As low as $.49 after coupons

Pond's skin care - BOGO (prices start at $4.59)
Total: As low as 2/$1.59 ($.80 each) after coupons

Best deals at CVS for 9/27 - 10/3


3-day sale (Sunday-Tuesday):
Vaseline Sheer Infusion body lotion - $7.99, get $7 EB
Total: FREE plus $.51 MONEYMAKER after coupon and EB

Assorted Hershey's bagged candy - $2
- Use $1 off Hershey Kisses coupon from insert
Total: $1 after coupon

Hershey's Reese's 8-pack - $.88
- Use $.55 coupon from insert
Total: $.33 after coupon



Sunday-Saturday (all week) sales:

Dawn dish liquid, 10.3 oz - $1
- Use $.50 coupon from older Home Made Simple coupon books
- Use $.25 coupon from insert (expires 9/30)
Total: $.50 after coupon

Bounce dryer bar - $4
- Use $2.50 off dryer bar from Vocalpoint
- Use $1 off dryer bar from insert
Total: As low as $1.50 for the dryer bar

Scope Outlast (toothpaste or mouthwash) - $3.49, get $1.50 EB
- Use $.75 or $1 coupon from insert (varies by region, expires 9/30)
Total: As low as $.99 after coupon and EB

Colgate toothpaste - 2/$5.50, get $1.50 EB
- Use $1 coupon Total from insert
Total: As low as 2/$2 ($1 each) after coupons and EB

Cover Girl cosmetics, any - Spend $15, get $5 EB
- Use $1 coupon from insert (expires 9/30)
- Use coupon for FREE face product when you buy foundation
Total: 2 products for cheap, possibly FREE after coupons and EB

Revlon lip color, all - BOGO (prices start at $6.49)
- Use $2 coupon from Aug. issue of Allure (Have you seen these in any other magazines?)
Total: As low as 2/$2.49 ($1.25 each) if you can find 2 coupons

Pond's towelettes - BOGO (priced $6.79 at CVS.com)
Total: As low as 2/$3.79 ($1.90 each) after coupons

Gillette Fusion, Spa Breeze or Embrace razor - $9.99, get $5 EB
- Use $4 coupon from insert
- Use $2 coupon from insert
Total: As low as $.99 after coupon and EB

Listerine Total Care, 16.9 oz. - $3.99, get $1 EB
- Use $2 coupon from insert
- Use $1 coupon from insert
Total: As low as $.99 after coupon and EB

Accu-Chek Aviva - $14.99, get $5 EB
- Use $10 coupon from insert
Total: FREE after coupon and EB

Friday, September 25, 2009

Two NEW Redbox Codes - FREE DVD Rental!



Two NEW Redbox codes are now available - SMR8DVD (good only at McDonald's locations) and 9HB6MP22 (good at most locations). I'm not sure when these expire, so you might want to you them as soon as possible.

For your FREE rental, find the Redbox location nearest you. Select rent a DVD with promo code and enter one of the codes listed above. This code can be used once per credit/debit card. After the first day (which is FREE), you'll be charged $1 a night (still pretty cheap).

(Thanks to The Freebie Blogger!)

FREE Two-Year Subscription to Tennis Magazine


FreeBizMag is currently offering a FREE two-year digital subscription to Tennis Magazine. I've done several free subscriptions and can assure you that they do come, and I've never received a bill. You will have to qualify to receive this one. (I'm not sure what will qualify you for it.)


Other FREE subscriptions still available:

American Baby (1 year)

American Cheerleader (1 year)

Business Week (1 year)

Field & Stream (1 year)

Forbes (1 year)

Golf Digest (1 year)

JET magazine (1 year)

Marie Claire (digital - 1 year)

Motor Boating (1 year)

Road & Track (1 year)

Seventeen (digital - 1 year)

Tennis (1 year)

Town & Country (3 years)


Reminder: It's Mega Swagbucks Day!


Search & Win



Just a quick reminder: Today is MEGA Swagbucks Day, which means that you can earn anywhere from 1 to 100 Swagbucks just by doing a simple search. Swagbucks gives out 10,000 in Mega Swagbucks bills every Friday, so there's plenty of chances to win. (I actually earned 5 Swagbucks doing my very first search this morning!)

If you’re interested in signing up, just click here or click the banner (on the right side of my page or at the top of this entry). Membership is FREE. Once you register, you'll receive 3 Swag Bucks just for signing up. To learn more about Swagbucks, check out this post.

Victoria's Secret: 10 for $25 Pink Panties!

Starting today, Pink Nation members can score 10 Pink panties for only $25 - just $2.50 a pair! This deal is good four days only and ends Monday, September 28. To download and print your coupon, register or log in to Pink Nation. (Membership is free, and even new members will be able to access this coupon.)

FREE Sample of Kotex from All You

All You is currently offering a FREE sample of Kotex Overnight. Even if you've signed for a free sample for Kotex Overnight previously, you should be able to sign up again since this is a new link. Go here to snag yours now!

Reminder: Snag FREE Mars chocolate - LAST CHANCE!



As part of their Real Chocolate Relief Act promotion, Mars is giving away coupons for a FREE candy bar to the first 250,000 people who sign up here today. The contest will open later this morning at 9:00 EDT. Limit 1 coupon per email address each Friday. Limit 4 coupons per household during the promotion period. Allow 6 weeks for delivery.


Freebie Roundup - 9/25

*** NEW this week

Free Samples:

Always Infinity

Always Thin Flexi-Style liner

Aquafresh Extreme Clean (will let you print 2 coupons)

Aveeno Nourish+ hair care

Bear Naked cereal or grain-ola bar

Beinggirl sample kit (from Always and Tampx)

BOSS Orange

Burt's Bees natural acne solutions (You have to qualify for this one.)

Carefree liners

Dove heat defense therapy or intense damage therapy

Dunkin’ Donuts coffee sample

Emergen-C multi-vitamin

Enfamil A.R.

Fiber One (includes honey clusters cereal, oats & chocolate bar and $5 in coupons)

GoodNites

Greenies pet treats

Hill's Science Diet Simple Essentials Treats

Honey Nut Cheerios

Huggies LittleMovers

Huggies Pure and Natural diapers (includes coupons)

Kashi cereal (Honey Sunshine, Heart to Heart, or Go Lean Crunch)

*** Kotex Ultra Thin Overnight with wings and here

Lacoste perfume sample (Challenge, Touch of Pink, or Love of Pink)

Murad 3-step Acne Complex regimen

Narcisco Rodriguez essence

Nature Valley nut clusters and trail mix bar

NicoDerm CQ (Non-medicated patch and $7 coupon)

OB Tampons (includes cute travel case)

Parent's Choice Immune Support Baby Formula

*** Philosophy Unconditional Love (must log in to Facebook to request)

Poise sample kit

Playtex Sport tampons and here

Prilosec OTC

Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food

Splenda sweetener

Stayfree overnight ultra thin pads

Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal

True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange


Samples currently available from Walmart

Samples currently available from P&G Brand Sampler (Check out my post for more info.)


Free magazine subscriptions:

American Cheerleader (1 year)

Autoweek (1 year)

Business Week (1 year)

Field & Stream (1 year)

Forbes (1 year)

Golf Digest (1 year)

JET magazine (1 year)

Marie Claire (digital - 1 year)

*** Motor Boating (1 year)

Road & Track (1 year)

Seventeen (digital - 1 year)

SKI (digital - 1 year)

*** Tennis (2 years)


Other freebies:

Beech-Nut Starter Kit

CVS Photo: 50 FREE 4x6 prints when you register and link your ExtraCare card

*** Downy Wrinkle Release (Submit a photo for a FREE travel-size bottle.)

Enfamil Breast Feeding Support Kit

Ensure (links to coupon request form)

Home Made Simple coupon book

Mars candy bar (You must be one of the first 250,000 to sign up every Friday. Limit 4 per household over the promotion period.)

Mighty Dog Nation Citizenship Kit (This link will re-direct you to another post to find out how you can snag a FREE toy, dog tag, coupons and more.)

Nursery Water bag tag (They give away 100 each day, and there's a counter that tells you how many are left.)

Pull-Ups potty print kit - Copy/paste this link:www.startsampling.com/sm/100827/captureAddress.iphtml?item=100827&source

Water bottle from Juicy Juice


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Are you on the a-list? Don't miss out!



NOTE: It seems like this month's gift is really popular, and many people have reported that their stores are completely out of the undies. You'll definitely want to pick these up next Thursday and maybe even call ahead if you're making a special trip.

If you're an Aerie a-list member, don't forget that today is the last day to pick up your FREE gift for September.

If you haven't joined Aerie's a-list yet, it's not too late! You have to sign up in person at an Aerie store, but you can go here for more information in the meantime. (There's also a 15% off coupon available!)

After you sign up, you'll receive a FREE gift one Thursday every month (no purchase necessary) and a FREE gift during your birthday month (a cute lip gloss palette).

This month's gift is a cute pair of undies - your choice between boybriefs or a thong (retail value: $7.50).

Previous gifts:
August - Aerie f.i.t. gym bag (retail value: $15.50)
July - 4 oz. shimmer mist (retail value: $7.50)
June - floral sticky notepad (retail value: $12.50)
May - f.i.t. workout towel with elastic hair tie (retail value: $12.50)
April - 2 oz. bottle of Abigail body mist (retail value $7.50)
March - summer tote bag (retail value $15.50)

Build-A-Bear: $5 off $10 Coupon

Build-A-Bear is currently offering up a great coupon for $5 off any animal $10 or more. This coupon is valid on the make-your-own stuffed animals only. Build-A-Bear offers many animals for $10 and $12, so this coupon should make for some great deals! Limit one coupon per person per visit. Expires September 28. To find a location near you, go here.

(Thanks to Dealicious Mom!)

Kmart Super Doubles Update: Only P&G Coupons???


Just wanted to give you a heads up:

The Kmart Super Doubles promotion is scheduled for 9/27-10/3 (Sunday-Saturday) at select stores. You can check out your local ad here or email help@customerservice.kmart.com to find out if your store is participating. It is possible that some stores might run this promotion 9/30-10/6 (Wednesday-Tuesday) instead of the dates listed above. (This has been the case at my local store during past promotions.)

Although we originally thought that all coupons would be doubled, some people have received word that only Proctor & Gamble coupons will be doubled. There's currently a lot of confusion going around the blogosphere as to what will actually happen/which coupons will be doubled.

I've emailed Kmart customer service to find out which locations are participating and to see if they're only doubling P& coupons. I'll keep you posted with any information that I'm able to find out.

Good Cause: World's Largest ICe Cream Social

From 5-8 p.m. today, Cold Stone Creamery will be hosting their 8th annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social. Everyone who makes a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation will receive a FREE 3 oz. (this is the "Like It" size) Make a Wish Creation. Limit one per customer. To find a Cold Stone Creamery near you, go here.

(Thanks to Coupon Cravings!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FREE 3-year Subscription to Town & Country


RewardsGold is currently offering a FREE three-year digital subscription to Town & Country. I've done several free subscriptions (four or five through RewardsGold) and can assure you that they do come, and I've never received a bill.


Other FREE subscriptions still available:

American Baby (1 year)

American Cheerleader (1 year)

Business Week (1 year)

Field & Stream (1 year)

Forbes (1 year)

Golf Digest (1 year)

JET magazine (1 year)

Marie Claire (digital - 1 year)

Motor Boating (1 year)

Road & Track (1 year)

Seventeen (digital - 1 year)

Tennis (1 year)


Product Review: Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions


As many of you know, I'm a BzzAgent and occasionally get the opportunity to try out various new products for free. Most recently, I was able to test out a couple of products from Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions. I love being a BzzAgent! This line of products includes a purifying gel cleanser (price: $9.99), pore refining scrub ($9.99), daily moisturizing lotion ($17.99), and targeted spot treatment ($9.99). BzzAgent sent me the purifying gel cleanser and targeted spot treatment to try out.

One of my favorite things about Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions is that these products are natural and even certified by the Natural Products Association. They are dermatologist tested and designed to reduce the appearance of acne without drying out your skin. Plus, they aren't tested on animals.


The verdict:

For the past few months, my skin has been going a little haywire, so I was really excited to try out these products. I started using them the same day they arrived and began noticing results within the same week! These products work, exactly as promised, and they didn't dry out my skin in the process.

My only complaint is that the targeted spot treatment, which you're supposed to apply in the morning and evening, had a pretty strong scent. (It didn't stink or smell bad - it was just very noticeable.) Because of this, I chose to only use it at night before going to bed.

Overall, I really enjoyed the Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions purifying gel cleanser and targeted spot treatment. They were effective and delivered the results promised. I definitely recommend this line to anyone struggling with blemishes.

If you want to learn more about Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions, go here.

(Thanks to BzzAgent for sending me these products to try out! To learn more about BzzAgent, check out this post.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Snag a FREE Sample of Olay Professional Pro-X

While supplies last, Vocalpoint members can sign up to receive a FREE 28-day sample of Olay Professional Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. Limit one per household.

If you're not a Vocalpoint member, you can register here (it's free) and then sign up here. You can also check out my post on Vocalpoint.

Hurry - these Vocalpoint freebies usually go fast!!


Borders: 30% off One Book!



Now through Thursday, September 24, you can use this coupon to receive 30% off the list price of one book. Valid in-store or online (use code SLF6635G for online). Must be a Borders Rewards member to use. (You can sign up for Borders Rewards in your store - it's free!)

If you're already a Borders Rewards member, be sure to register your card and set your account preferences to receive offers like this one directly in your inbox. (You can do that here.)

To locate a Borders near you, go here.

FREE Subscription to Motor Boating Magazine

Mercury Magazines is currently offering a FREE one-year digital subscription to Motor Boating Magazine. I've done several free subscriptions (two through Mercury Magazines) and can assure you that they do come, and I've never received a bill.


Other FREE subscriptions still available:

American Baby (1 year)

American Cheerleader (1 year)

Business Week (1 year)

Field & Stream (1 year)

Forbes (1 year)

Golf Digest (1 year)

JET magazine (1 year)

Marie Claire (digital - 1 year)

Road & Track (1 year)

Seventeen (digital - 1 year)

Tennis (1 year)


Printable Coupon Roundup - 9/22


New sample: Philosophy Unconditional Love


Right now, you can snag a FREE sample of Philosophy newest scent, Unconditional Love. You will need a Facebook account to access and request this freebie. Limit one per household. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Available while supplies last.

(Thanks to Emily for emailing me this great tip!)

Snag a FREE trial-sized bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser


Have you ever wanted to try Downy Wrinkle Releaser? Well, now you can - for FREE! All you have to do is submit a photo of something wrinkled or something not wrinkled. Pretty easy,right? Once you submit your photo, you'll receive a link to a PDF coupon for a FREE 3 oz. bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser. This coupon doesn't expire until June 2010! (These smaller bottles can be found in the travel section at Walmart and Target.)

After you submit your photo, you can also sign up to receive an additional $10 in coupons from Downy.

(Thanks to Shopping Frugal!)

JCPenney $10 off $10 code for online shopping

The next time you're shopping at JCPenney.com, be sure to enter ENJOY10 at checkout to get $10 off your purchase of $10 or more. This code should help make for some pretty sweet deals!

(Thanks to CouponKatie!)

NEW CVS $5 off $25 coupon available


CVS is offering a $5 off $25 coupon when you take this short quiz (only 5 questions) on the flu shot. It doesn't matter if you answer the questions correctly - you'll still receive your coupon. The coupon's expiration date depends on the day you print it. Limit one per customer.

FREE sample: Supreme Protein Bar

UPDATE: No longer available.

To request a FREE sample-sized bar of Supreme Protein, just head on over here. You'll be able to choose among caramel nut chocolate, peanut butter crunch, and rock road brownie. GNC recently named these the Protein Bar of the Year. Available while supplies last.

(Thanks to Hip2Save!)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kmart Super Doubles will return September 27!


Another Kmart double coupon event will be starting soon! This promotion will be 9/27-10/3 (Sunday-Saturday) at select stores. You can check out your local ad here or email help@customerservice.kmart.com to find out if your store is participating. It is possible that some stores might run this promotion 9/30-10/6 (Wednesday-Tuesday) instead of the dates listed above. (This has been the case at my local store during past promotions.)

Some details from the last round of super doubles:
  • Includes manufacturer's coupons up to $2
  • Does not include Kmart store coupons
  • Does not include Kmart pharmacy store coupons
  • Does not include copies of manufacturer's coupons
  • Limit of 10 coupons per customer per day
  • You may only use 4 of them same coupon
  • You must spend $25 in grocery or drugstore items (before coupons)
I've emailed Kmart customer service to find out which locations are participating and to see if there have been any changes. I'll keep you posted!

Good Cause: Welch's Harvest of Help


Right now, you can give real fruit juice to those in need - for FREE! When you go here and click on the donate button, Welch's will donate eight 8 oz. servings of 100% juice to Feeding America. With your help, Welch's will donate up to 1 million servings of real grape juice. One donation per person per day. No purchase necessary.

One-year subscription to InStyle - only $5!



Amazon.com is currently offering a one-year subscription to InStyle for only $5! No special codes are needed. All you have to do to get this deal is log into your Amazon account and order here. You can renew your current subscription or order a gift subscription by doing the same thing.

This offer ends Wednesday, September 26, so sign up now if you want it!

Mail Call - 9/21



Last week was a pretty good mailbox week for me! (Do you see a theme in my picture above? lol) I received:


Want to receive more freebies in your mailbox? Be sure to check out my Freebie Roundup (updated every Friday).

Want to see what other people are getting in their mailboxes? Click the button below to check out Mailbox Monday, hosted by A Frugal Friend! (I love seeing what cool things other people get every week!)