March Freebies, Deals & Prizes

March was a great month for Freebies, deals, & prizes. Awesome prizes ( 2 that have been on my wishlist). I started posting deals separate but these were this week so added them to this. I’ve been following 3 people more lately so I have been finding awesome deals. Of course, great samples

MarchPrizes

  • I won a Fitbit Flex from a sweepstakes Dannon had, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been wanting a fitness tracker for the longest time. I’ve been getting my 10k steps in & like seeing my sleep chart
  • I then won a limited edition  Bellabeat Leaf activity tracker . I saw this in December and thought it was so cool. You can wear it as a necklace, bracelet, or clip on clothing.
  • 3 x 6packs of limited edition marvel mini cans
  • Won $100 from a panel I am a part of for participating
  • Moisturizer to test
  • I won a supply of Cetaphil moisturing cream & $35 to Hallmark from Influenster from my Jingle voxbox

 

 

DealsFree

  • Hershey’s dark caramels from Splashscore
  • Victoria’s Secret- used coupon for a free panty then sent in a catalog
  • Pure Good Skin Food- They sent me samples. They are vegan!
  • Pretty Fabulous Things glass box. This was $28 but on clearance for $8.xx I had $5 in Surprise points ( shopyourway) and paid $3.05 with tax for it at Sears.

 

Food Deals

Deals:

-Top left: Target Eggs were $.99 , there was a 50% Target coupon making them $.49 each

-2 Grainful Entrees: These were on sale at Shoprite for $2.49. I had 2 x $1 coupons making them $1.49. I did separate transactions. 1st trip: I submitted my receipt on Ibotta ($2) & Checkout51 ($2) making it a $2.51 moneymaker. I realized my Ibotta offer popped up again for another so picked up the 2nd making it $.51 moneymaker . On top of that I had a $1 bonus since I bought 3 . Total : $4.02 moneymaker!

-Yuenglings ice cream was delicious! I had a digital coupon that I loaded to my account at Stop & Shop that made it FREE

-Bigger photo- Shoprite deal paid $5.10  Got back $5

  • Oxiclean $3.99 used $2 MFC & $2 ecoupon = FREE
  • Minutemaid -$3.39 had coupon for free bottle= FREE
  • Elliquark yogurt coupon for free yogurt from FB promo = FREE
  • Dole fruitocracy $1.99 Used $.75 digital coupon & $1 MFC= $.24
  • Perdue nuggets: $1.99 used $.75 MFC that doubled = $.49
  • Dove mens shampoo $4.49 $2 MFC & $2 ecoupon= $.49 *Got back $2 from Savingstar
  • Dove mens deodorant $5.49 $2 ecoupon/$2MFC= $1.49 *Got back $2 Savingstar & $1 from Ibotta
  • no deal on orange $1 or cat food $1.20

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  • Used a coupon to get free Pom juice
  • Target Easter Candy clearance $.80 per bag
  • Gevalia iced coffee $1.99 used $1.50 coupon = $.49
  • Thrive Market order 7 bags of Harvest snaps & 1 coconut oil paid $2.10 . There was a promo for $10 off. Technically free since I used a gift card I won to buy it

 

BeautyDeals

CVS: Check your CVS because that gillette razor was unmarked on clearance for $2.74 even great without a coupon. I used $3 off gillette razors making it free plus I received $2 ECB for buying the razor

L’oreal extraordinary nourishing shampoo/conditioner at CVS was $2/9.98 Used $4/2 + $2 off beauty purchase + $3 ECB from previous purchase = FREE + $4 ECB for buying 2

Stop& Shop ( available until 4/7) L’oreal cleanser $6.99 I had a $3 digital coupon + $3 MFC = $.99 I also had $1 on my card which made it FREE

Victoria’s Secret- (available until 4/6) Go grab a mystery game piece- no purchase needed check their FB for rules. Also screenshot or make sure you have it on your phone in case there are problems because there is a deal to get one if you spend $75 but the fine print says you can get one FREE! I scored 2 free panties. 1 per day  You can also win a bra, sports bra, pants, beauty item.

L’oreal Advanced Care serum – $6.99 had $3 digital coupon &  $2 MFC = $1.99

FreebiesSamples

glad trash bag lol• Covergirl +olay samples & 2 coupons• Sephora correct & conceal mini makeover from a magazine • nordic naturals omega 3 + coupon• emergems sample + coupon• DHC skincare samples • won the Stanley flask

Magazine samples: Panetene Shampoo/conditioner • Lancome • Garnier moisturizer •

lifetime movie club blanket from Splashscore • Nissin RAOH umami soup •salonpas pain patch• $3 off Campbell’s product• VS coupons•CVS free playtex combo pack•Clif organic bar• premier protein shake+coupon

SamplesFreebies

Won: Zicam Total Immune &  Triple C earbuds

Biotrue full size products, Nivea men cream, Yup bars, Popworks popcorn, free photo( chose my cat lol), silk yogurt coupon, Playtex Sport combo pack sample

SephoraSamples

sephora samples for being a beauty insider. Sign up completely FREE

Review Products

I received some goodies to review that I have been enjoying.

Melatonin gummies, Humidifier & diffuser, knife set, brush heads for my clarisonic, & moisturizer & a side dish

 

Have you gotten anything great in the mail lately?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empties 6- Mini Reviews

Another batch of empty products. My next batch I should have some full size empties.

After my sample challenge in February, my numbers went up.

 

Empties March

98-99 Covergirl tru blend . Hard to tell because it was such a small sample . It is a thinner formula, light-med coverage.

100 Yes To Grapefruit pore perfection paper mask- While it leaves my skin soft after, I don’t like the smell of this mask at all. It smells like chemicals

101 It Surf Spray- if you have thick long hair it won’t work as well. Works best when applied on damp hair. Smells delicious!

102 ACT Advanced Care Plaque Guard- Leave mouth fresh & clean. When you spit out your first breathe in is so cool it gave me chills lol

103 Tommy Hilfiger True Star – Ive had this for the longest time and it just gets pushed to the bottom/back. I finally wanted to use it up. Didn’t care for the perfume smell, which is probably why I always said Im going to use it and didn’t

104 L’oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher I wanted to see how this worked but the sample separated and was not putting it on my face

105 L’oreal Magic Lumi light infusing Primer- At first I wasn’t sure about it then I loved it! I put it under my eyes in the corner for a nice brightening effect. I have to get a full size

106 D by Jennifer Aniston perfume sample– eh was ok wouldn’t buy it not for me

107 Smashbox photo finish foundation primer YASSS! Love this stuff

108 Victoria Secret Shea Body Oil- Didn’t leave skin oily at all, absorbed nicely, left body super soft. I have a bigger size that II will be using once Im done with the lotion Im using now.

109 Victoria’s Secret Bombshells in Bloom- One of my favorites

110-111 3D Crest White Brilliance– Step 1 the formula was shiny and reminded me of the good tasting stuff they use at the dentist which I enjoyed. Step 2 was not as tasty but not bad. I don’t think I would buy this because I don’t want to have 2 steps for toothpaste.

112 Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Natural Deodorant – Liked the smell, kept me smelling good, dry. Even had a slight cooling effect

113 Colgate Max Clean – Enjoyed this, Kept teeth clean & bright , mouth feeling clean & fresh. Had these

114-119 Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo & Conditioner- Stay tuned for a blog post about them 🙂

 

Favorites: Smashbox primer, L’oreal Lumi Primer. Victoria’s Secret perfume & body oil, Colgate Max Clean

 

Have you tried any of these products?

#FoilFebruary – week 2

Week two of project use up samples.

I’ve been trying not to use too many at the same time because I want to know how the product works with my skin. I also have been doing this in case I have an allergic reaction or break out I can somewhat pin point it.

Foil February

This week: 18

Chanel- Hydra Beauty Micro Serum : Loved the smell, easy to apply, absorbed well, left skin hydrated. Skin looked & felt great after using it.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil:  I like that it is multi-purpose, natural, & organic. Use it on your skin, hair, & nails. Left skin smooth & soft

Smashbox photo finish foundation primer : Skin felt velvety smooth & soft.

Thierry Mugler- Alien perfume : When I sprayed it on I wasn’t a fan but once it settled I really liked it

Garnier BB Cream:  I actually have a full size bottle that I barely use.  It’s in light/ medium. I don’t know if it is the formula or the color but it just a little off for me. I feel like its a little dark and doesn’t really blend into my skin as well.

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield – I’ve been wanting to try a visiblur product since Ive been seeing them pop up from many brands. I like that it has SPF 30. It went on nice, it did ‘blur’ the skin evening it out. Which was pretty cool. The first day I used it it was fine but then then second day it clumped up my make up. Not sure if I used too much the second day or what the deal was. Sometimes its hard to tell how a product works with small samples.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture:  Skin felt and looked great after. Absorbed nicely into skin. Skin looked healthy & felt smooth.

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15- My skin isn’t too oily , sometimes in the T zone. I didn’t care for the fomula . It was a little difficult to spread over my face.

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser- Worked nicely but I don’t think I would get a full size. The formula was a little thinner than I like. My skin did feel/look clean, felt soft, and it was also gentle on my skin.

Kleenex facial cleansing wipes- I think this would be better for summer time or sports to refresh your face. It did an okay job at removing make up. It did irritate my skin felt itchy so wouldn’t buy these in the future.

Nivea in shower body lotion Cocoa Butter/ Nourishing : They are ok, I don’t see the point in buying these for myself.  Did an okay job at moisturizing. Don’t love them or hate them.  I did like the smell of the cocoa butter.

N4 Hydrating Body Lotion: Little thinner than I like my lotion , good job at keep skin soft, hydrated, & smooth.

Juice Beauty:

  1. Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleaner: LOVED the smell so refreshing, lightly lathers, face feel clean, gentle on skin.
  2. Green Apple Age Defy Serum: Has an odd scent. Easy to apply and spread. Make sure to follow up with a moisturizer.
  3. Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer : Did’t care for the formula, difficult to spread. Skin did look & feel good

 

 

October 2015 Freebies, Deals, & Prizes

Tons of goodies, deals, & prizes this month! 🙂
Make sure you are liking & following your favorite brands on social media. Also sign up for their email newsletter. Holiday season is here and deals will be out there.

Start off with some prizes I won
Adidas
Fila memory foam running shoes from JC Penney & Fila (twitter contest)
Wantable buttons ( instagram contest)
Smashburger ( twitter contest) I love the ‘I see you eyin’ my fanny’ fanny pack lol , also sent sleep mask, sunglasses, free entree coupon, tank top, & deck of cards
2 movie tickets from DSW shoes ( twitter contest)
Influenster ‘Product Junkie’ tote ( twitter party winner)

freebies/ deals
Best haul in awhile
Redeemed by Sunbelt bars coupon . Sign up here to earn yours
Garnier Fructis double pack shampoo/ conditioner were ringing up $1 at Walmart. I had 5 x $1 coupons making them all FREE Won’t need to be buying shampoo & conditioner for awhile.

beauty samples
Remember to sign up for a beauty insider account at Sephora. Its free. If you are near a Sephora inside JC Penney you will also get coupons if you sign up for mailers & email newsletter. The only samples that didn’t come from Sephora was Lancome. If you showed a photo from instagram at the Lancome counter you got a free sample.

Ibotta
If you haven’t signed up for Ibotta , do it now. You can save a little extra and even make money. I had coupons to redeem these Back to Nature cookies & Beanfields snacks chips for free. I then submitted my receipt and made $2 for buying them. Rebates change all the time, plus you can save on fruits & vegetables.

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Signing up for stores texts or loyalty programs does have its perks. Recently staples sent me a coupon for $5 off $5 worth of candy. I paid $.31 for a 14oz bag of Starbursts ( text JOIN to 555444 to join Staples texts) & I added my cats birthday when I signed up for Petco Pals rewards and they sent me a coupon for free treats up to $4 for him to ‘celebrate’ .

Food Freedbies

If you store has digital couupons make sure to check them weekly. My store had free chocolate cupcakes. I loaded it to my card & when I went shopping I picked them up.
Starbucks offers free drinks for your birthday. My friend didn’t want his so I picked up a mocha frappuccino YUM! Sign up here and get a free drink when you sign up & one on your birthday.
SocialNature sent me a coupon to try GoodBelly probiotic juice that I picked up at whole Foods. See what I though here
Yoplait gave out coupons on facebook for Plenti yogurt for FREE cup. They were on sale for $1 so I bought 2. I used the free coupon. Then had $.50 coupon I got from a previous shopping trip, then got back $.50 from savingstar making both FREE.

Food Deals
Sour patch kids: Recieved a coupon for $1.99 – Shoprite had a 1.9lb bag for $3.99. Used the coupon making the bag $2
BEST DEAL EVER ( for a candy addict) Thhe sour patch kids fruits were on sale for $1.49. I bought a bag & it rang up $.32 WHAT!! So I turned around and cleared the shelf. I bought 8 bags for $2.56 with tax.
I’ve been seeing the Prego ready meals mentioned lately. At Target these were $2.29 , I used the cartwheel app for 40% off & a $1 coupon making it $.37 ( used a gift card= free)
CVS had honey bunches of oats on sale 2/$4 . I had $3 extra care bucks & $1 of 2 cereals from the red machine at CVS making them totally FREE

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Yum this was good. Chicken of the Sea gave out free coupons for a salmon pouch on their facebook page. I chose lemon pepper and had it in a rice/ quinoa mix.

clothes deals

I received these at a discount in exchange for a review. ( about $5 each, though free since I used gift cards from surveys)
Yoga/ active pants sold on amazon
Yoga/active wear Shorts on amazon both came with nail files)
Leggings- seamless black legging sold on amazon

Target
L’eggs footless tights : was $7.99- now $2.38 – used 15%off from cartwheel app = $2.02 ( used gift card= free)

freebies and deals
Free Tropical Salsa
Free Renuzit Pearl Scents ( had coupon)
3 Quattro Schick razors from Target for $1.39 ( used $4 coupon)
Yankee Candle had a coupon last month $10 off $10 – I bought a small candle for $10.99 & paid $1.05 with tax. The lemon lavendar was free
Calvin Klein was sample from Sephora

samples
Shiseido Ultimune concentrate – Lancôme Advanced Genifique concentrate samples found in my free Allure magazine • Lancôme teint idole ultra 24H sample • Doreen Beads kit + $5 coupon • FREE Sunbelt Bakery product coupon sign up here • Clinique chubby stick in super strawberry via facebook & twitter they were giving them away

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So many freebies!
*Pediavance, Nivea in shower lotion sample, free plenti coupon

*Disney sticker, centrum vitamints + $1 coupon , Clarins mission perfection serum

*$10 Gift card win from Advil • Ford Warriors Pink Bandana click here for yours

*coupon for free bag of explore Asian pasta • Avo tea tree oil + organo • 3 playtex or o.b tampons • friskies cat food • Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel from Allure contest• cell renewal cream

*Gerber formula to donate If you have amazon prime signup for amazon mom ( its free) click here for the formula & use GOODSTART to make it free
Behr paint sample • Zarabees multivitamin mixed berry supplement + 2 x $4 off coupons & $5 off $10 made to matter products at target

*another free plenti yogurt , free chicken of the sea salmon pouch coupon , & sour patch kids or Swedish fish 🔸 sample of Biossance The revitalizer

Deals & freebies
centrum vitamints from cvs they sent this and coupons • Thierry Mugler Alien perfume sample that was in my Allure mag • El Paso taco boats (sign up for pillsbury newsletter they give away freebies every month) • Conde Nast Traveler book for being member if the month • the bowl was from a survey site

Nutrish cat food & Maybelline FitMe concealer- Amazon ( used gift cards)

CVSAdvisor
Sign up for the CVS Advisor Panel. They randomly send surveys about store experiences, what you would like to see, what you like to buy, etc . You are rewarded with Extra Care Bucks. I just took another survey and will get another $10.

Sub boxes

I will dedicate another post on what I thought of these, so stay tuned.
Walmart beauty box ($5) technically FREE since I used money from surveys.
Target Beauty Box: LOVE these. This one had a nice variety of products. It was $10 ( used survey $$)
PinchMe = FREE My cats loved the pro plan cat food and the gold bond lotions are fantastic

Deals, coupons, & samples

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Emailed companies for some coupons and they have been rolling in.

samples

Vita perk & montagne jeunesse green tea peel mask samples

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I paid $1.04 out of pocket but with rebate ( see below) I made $.71 buying these products.
I had to pay $.70 for the Blue Diamond Almond Milk. I had a free coupon up to $4.99 and had to pay the difference
I paid $.68 for the 2 Jolly time popcorn. Had a free coupon and $1 off 2.
Good shopping day! 🙂

Dial Deal
I had a coupon for a FREE Dial Body wash. I used the Ibotta app & made $1

Cashew Milk Deal
Silk Cashew milk – had a free coupon – used the Ibotta app and made $.75

I love making money to shop! 🙂

coupon deals
I really like Gardein crispy chicken strips. At Target they were on sale $3.50 ( $4.19 orig.) I had $1 off. The pumpkin poptarts were reduced down to $1.48. Bolthouse drink was $2.49 but had $1 coupon.

  

Lots of coupons, perfume samples from Ulta catalog ( tip : put these in drawers, gym bag, under car seat to make them smell good) , Sundown B12 gummies sample, Zarabees Naturals Immune Support gummies sample

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2 #GoCommando flushable Cottonelle wipes + 2 x$1 coupons, Sample of Simple micellar cleansing water +$2 coupon, coupons from Lightlife & Florida Natural

   
70% off at Walgreen originally $2.50= paid $.80

 

CVS – used $2.50 coupon from red machine . Was on sale for $3= $.53 with tax

Freebies & Deals

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Splashscore sent me Gillette fusion proglide 2-in-1 gel & flexball razor

Degree & Dove men dry spray deodorant from Target

Similac formulas that will be donated

Cinnamon raisin Meta health bar from CVS

DEALS



Walgreens had m&ms mega for $.29 last week. I grabbed 2 bags.
Then found this accordion organizer for $1 at Target in the dollar deal section. I’m currently using it for coupons, reciepts , & other random papers.


I paid $.09 on my CVS trip & got $2 Extra Care Bucks- so technically a money maker 🙂
Sprite- used free coupon for 12 pack I got from mycokerewards.
Kelloggs Cereal 2/$5 ( received $2 ECB)
Iams car food on sale 5.99 had $1.50 from the coupon machine
Then used $10 ECB I received from doing a survey for CVS.



2 – $.75 Kelapo Coconut Oil coupons , Vaseline intensive care advanced repair lotion from Walmart ( was surprised it was a full sized sample ..score!) , L.A Fuel energy gum, free meal from Chipotle (YES!), somehow I received another Gillette fusion proglide Flexball razor & shaving cream ( my friends love me haha)




Im part of a blogger program with Blue Diamond, they sent me a coupon for almond milk. I paid $.50 for it. Part of this shopping trip I received free baby carrots for spending $10 or more.





I really needed a wireless mouse. Sometimes its just easier to do certain things with a mouse. I found this logitech wireless mouse for 8.99 on Amazon but techinically free because I have a gift card balance from Crowdtap & surveys,

Free food, coupons , prizes , & deals

I won these facial masks for me and my mom from nugg beauty. They had a giveaway on instagram. Can’t wait to try them, I’ve heard good things.
Remember follow your favorite brands on social media. They have giveaways & contests!

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Received lots of coupons some free Thomas bagels from their sweepstakes , 2 from glad from a game they have. Then others from emailing companies or kelloggs family rewards.

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I already picked up my bagels and tortillas.

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Samples from Dr Lin. They were giving away samples and when I received mine one of the wipes exploded. I didn’t mind because I still had two to try but they sent me 3 more plus a coupon & acne spot corrector. Very nice of them to do!

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Tiny prints
I came across this deal on instagram from someone I follow.
This Chic Splendor notebook that I customized with my initials was originally $14.99 ( with shippingit was about $23)
Well with a few codes it came to $1.31. Perfect to keep my blogging & review stuff organized. Love the color and the ability to customize it.

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