Sunday, November 29, 2009

Printable Christmas Chain

I just made this Christmas Countdown Chain with my daughter Alixia. Just print out the three pages and cut them into strips. The files are located on the right side of the page at the top of the column. Then tape or glue the ends together to form a chain. See the picture of my daughter Alixia modeling our chain that we made. Please also remember to click on the ads if you like this project and help to fund Alixia's and Zoe's college education.

Happy Holidays!

Please also post if you liked this and tried it. It is an original project that I just made today. So if you have friends, send them over to the web site to print it too.

Free $25 sharpie products and Staples credit for double a and tripple a batteries!

Staples is the place for these great freebies! Also go through Ebates and get %2 back, so this is a money making deal for you, plus if you sign up for the Ebates through my link you will get a bonus $5 from Ebates! So you could end up making a nice profit, plus you get free sharpie products and free batteries. If you do not need the Sharpie products please give them to your local children's center. Our local one is the Cuesta College Children's Center if you want to donate it to them. If you do you can get a tax write off. What a great deal win-win.

To do this offer just go to the Staples web site. Add at least $25 of Sharpie brand products to your cart. Also add the two twenty packs of batteries to your cart. You only need one coupon code, 96140, this is for the free Sharpie products. The coupons are not working properly right now but you can call Staples later in the week and they will credit your account according to the voicemail on their 800 number. You could also wait and talk to someone and have them do an immediate adjustment, but the wait time was two hours when I just called. So it tells you to order then call later in the week to ask for the adjustment.

Also make sure to sign up for the Staples rewards, they give you bonus items and rewards depending on what you buy, like the free batteries, that is how they work. You buy the batteries and they give you a 'refund' through the staples rewards program for the purchase price. So it is like getting them for free.

Don't forget to enter my contest below as well for free chocolate!

Weekly College Savings Update

Well the Blog is up to $67.06. That is up $24.96 for the last seven days! That is great. However it is only going at about 10% of our goal rate, so please click more on the ads if you are interested in them. Alixia and Zoe thank you so much for helping us with our goal. Also make sure to enter the Ghiradelli contest on my Blog. See the previous post for details. The Upromise is still at $200.66. Not much progress their. So the new total is $267.72. At least it is a jump from the last post.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Great Ghiradelli Deal & Free Ghiradelli Chocolate Contest

Do you love chocolate as much as I do? If so you'll be interested in this fantastic deal I found. "Luxe Premium Milk Chocolate Assortment Stand Up Bag, 22.38 oz and contains 50 assorted Luxe Milk Singles: Milk, Almond, Hazelnut, & Crip." It is listed at the price of $7.95. If you use the 15% off coupon then you save even more. Plus they have flat $5 shipping right now no matter what you buy, no code needed. Please click here to shop through Upromise so that the girls get some college money. Also the coupon code is upromise15. It is not good on 'sale' items, they also have a coupon on their web site for free shipping over $50, but you can only use one coupon. So do the math and figure out what deal is good for you. I am looking forward to getting the great chocolates!!! Where else can you get 22.38 ounces of great chocolate for $6.76 with the coupon?

To sweeten this deal up, I will give away a free bag of these chocolates to a lucky winner. All you have to do is first click on an ad on the right side of the screen, yes this helps give my daughters their college education, then email me with a comment saying what ad you looked at and what your favorite ghiradelli chocolate item is. Since this Blog is new and has very few followers, hi mom, then you may have a great opportunity to win free and easy chocolate. To enter this contest you must email me by 12/10/09. That way they will send me my chocolates that I ordered so I can send you yours if you are the winner.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free 8X10 Collage, today only! Pick up in store and free shipping too

Walgreens: FREE 8x10 Photo Collage-11/27 ONLY!

Walgreens is offering up a FREE 8x10 photo collage today, November 27th ONLY! Just go on over here and use coupon code FINDJOY at checkout. Plus, choose in-store pickup to score FREE shipping!
that is where I found out about this.

It worked for me and I also did the calendar's for 70% off, the problem with them though is you have to pay shipping. So the end price is higher, the more you buy the better because they charge 1.99 S/H after first item price of 5.99. If you get a few it will average out to about $5 per calendar maybe a little more, but I figure what nice gifts. DESK70 is the code for this deal and you can double up on deals but you may want to separate the orders so that you get the free shipping on the print, otherwise they charge you $.99 for shipping on top of the calendars.

2 fantastic Nestle Coupons
This printed as $1.00 off one package of chocolate chips and $1.50 off one package of the great referigerated cookies. I make these all the time with my girls. Alixia just loves to watch the cookies as they bake in the toaster oven, then of course she loves helping me to eat them after they are baked. Soon, Zoe will be able to join us to in enjoying these great cookies.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toys R Us Extra Savings when Using PayPal

Save an extra $10 when you buy $50, code is PPBLACK at checkout. I got this in my email from them. That is like getting an extra 20% off plus all the great black Friday deals. Only good through 11/29/09, so hurry up and get it.

Some Great Deals that Will Help You Save More, Bath and Body Works

Make sure to also go through Ebates as they have a %3 rebate for this store. If you are not already an Ebates member please use my referral, and then this will be added to the girls college fund goals. I think the girls get $5 when you purchase something through Ebates after using our referral code. So thanks!!!

TENOFF - $10 off any purchase of $30 or more [] [Exp. 11/29/09] (Combines with FREESHIP65)
FREESHIP65 - Free Shipping with any purchase of $65 or more [] [Exp. 11/29/09] (Combines with TENOFF)
9678 - Free Signature Collection travel-size item with any purchase [] [Exp. 12/02/09]
SHIP40 - Free Shipping and Handling with Your $40 Purchase on Any U.S. Order [] [Exp. 12/24/09]
1419 - $10 off any purchase of $40 or more [] [Exp. 01/31/10]

Do you like doing surveys?

Do you enjoy doing surveys, there are several that actually will pay you either with PayPal cash or with gift cards. These pay various rates. If you are interested in finding out more about the legitimate survey sites email me at with Surveys as the subject and I will get you hooked up with the best sites. I have been doing this for several years so I know which ones are real and which ones are a waste of time. Plus if you sign up for any of these the girls college fund will also grow as they usually have programs that give a bonus for me to sign up new clients, so it is a win win situation. Then once you sign up you can get some of your friends to sign up to.

Making Money with Blog Advertising, Money for College

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I am going to be doing hopefully weekly updates as to how much the site is supposed to be making when you the readers click on the advertisements on this Blog. It was amazing to me how much it was for a click. I thought it would be like one or two cents if your lucky, but according to the numbers the amount is far higher. So if you are interested in the ad sense ads, please click!

I have had this page up for a couple of months and now want to put more into it. There will be some great give aways and other options. Definitely more great deals. Like did you get in on the free photo book from Photo Works with the code BONNIE? I ordered this and their was even free shipping. Didn't cost a dime and what a nice keepsake.

So what are the numbers today: So far according to the adsense web site the Blog has made a total of $50.30. I have not received a check as of yet, so I will see if they follow through. This like many programs has a thresh-hold that you must meet and I am not really that clear what it is? I am hoping to answer this and will let you know too when we get the first check. Just in this month it says that the Blog has had a total of 340 clicks, 20 clicks on the ads and $27.05 for those clicks. Not bad!

Next week I will update the numbers and let you know if we and when we get a check. My goal for my two girls is $100,000.00 for their college educations, which probably wont pay all their expenses but hopefully it will put a significant dent in it. I am also doing the Upromise program, when you click here and shop the girls get a percentage of what you buy as a kickback from the company. Usually 1% or 2%, it is not much but every little bit helps. If you would like to sign up as our friend under Upromise let me know and I will email you an invite.

So with the Upromise we have made to date $200.66. So Between the two programs so far we have a college fund of $250.96. I am going to make up a goal thermometer to post on the site as well and will update it appropriately. Even though this may not sound like a large start, it is a start. I have a few years to work on it as the girls are 5 months old and 2 years old. So if we get the real checks from both of these companies then we are down to only $99, 749.04 left until we get to our goal. So please if interested in the adsense ads, click on them and help us meet our goals.

Great Black Friday Freebies!!!

Here is a list of great freebies you can get on Friday, make sure to check with your local company to make sure they are participating. Some items do also require a rebate to make the items free.

Thanks to the freebie blogger!

Ace Hardware – Free Staple Gun and Screwdriver Set

Bealls Florida – Free Ornament

Bob Evans – Free Slice of Pumpkin Pie

Costco – Free Cookbook

Dunkin Donuts – Free Coffee Sample at Mall Locations

Drugstores - CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens

GGP Malls – Free Tote Bag with Goodies

Half Price Books – Free Tote Bag and $5 Gift Card

IKEA – Free Breakfast

JCPenney – Free Snow Globe & $10 off Coupon

Macy’s - Free Ocean Spray Craisins Samples

Mayfair Mall – Free $15 Gift Voucher (WI only)

McDonalds – Free Coffee (Chicagoland/NW Indiana Only)

Meijer – Free 22 Piece Cutlery Set

Office Depot – Free Software

Pep Boys – Free Peak Flashlight

Prime Outlets – Free Gift Bags w/Coupons, Jockey Sleepwear & More

Quick Chek – Free Medium Coffee For Cutomers

REI – Free Gift Card and Tote Bag

Sam’s Club - Free Breakfast

Smokey Bones - Free Appetizer

Sport Authority – Free Bonus Bucks Card Worth $10-$500

Staples – Free Remote, Calculator, Software & Batteries

Target – Free Reusable Tote Bag

Target – Free Medium Soda at Cafe

Westfield Malls – Free Gift From Real Simple

World Market – Free Ornament