April Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Another great month checking my mail.

Freeform Braclet

3D Bracelet when ABC was turning over to Freeform.  This one is by artist Madeline Gannon

Nectar Glasses

Free pair of Nectar sunglasses $30

April Freebies

  • Badia pepper
  • Dove bodywash + $3 coupon from RiteAid
  • Laneige sample – found in Allue Magazine
  • Free Biscoff cookie coupon
  • $5 Bob Evans coupon from taking survey
  • Diet coke tshirt from contest they had
  • Another pair of Nectar Glasses ( didnt look good on friend)


  • Traded some coupons for the free Chipotle coupon
  • Procera extreme focus + $5 coupon
  • Cal-ez calcium
  • Fancy Feast Medleys can
  • Green Mountain Coffee kcups
  • Magnet Fillipo Berio  butter vs olive oil measurement table
  • Ramen sticker
  • Free 8×10 print from Walgreens
  • Lancome beauty sleep perfector sample
  • tshirt from pauseforinspiration.org
  • Baby box from Amazon for free . ( Bottle , diaper , pads , pacifier , kind bar, baby wipes, baby shampoo, bubble bath , ect) that I am donating


  • Redeemed my Chipotle coupon YUM
  • I won $5 & $10 gift cards to Dominos – 2 , 2 topping pizzas & 20oz sprite for $.65


Received these brushes to review. I love the case and the big variety of brushes but they do have a paint/ chemical scent to them. It is going away though as time passes though. They are $16.99 on Amazon 


I won a contest on Instagram and won these onyx and gold earrings from Ettika


What goodies have you received in the mail lately?



Empties 5 & #FoilFebruary week 4 mini reviews

Forgot to post this yesterday. Here are my February empties & last week of #FoilFebruary.

My skin went a little crazy as I mentioned in my last post. A  mix of junk food, hormones, lack of sleep, & probably using so many products. So my final week was only a few samples



No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum- Nice scent, absorbed nicely, didn’t leave skin sticky, left skin soft & smooth

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker SPF 15 moisturizer- left skin hydrated but also greasy/shiny looking

Lancome Advanced Genifique concentrate- This is a product you need to use more of to see if it works. Smelled nice, left skin soft, absorbed nicely.

Dr Lin Acne Cleansing Wipe- Took of make up well, left skin clean, didn’t dry out skin.

Revlon Color Burst Peach Parfait- I really liked this color & felt nice on my lips.

Smashbox photo finish foundation primer- I can see why this is a favorite. I used another one of these previously. Left skin smooth and make up looked great.

Fresh Soy Cleanser- Smelled like cucumbers, gentle on skin, cleansed skin well.

DHC Velvet skin coat primer- skin felt super smooth and soft, make up went on nicely


I ended up using up 62 samples! I put a big dent in my sample stash, I found a few favorites like Dr Brandt plump up the volume, Smashbox primer, L’oreal color vibrancy hair care, Murad Essential C eye cream, Ole Henriksen truth serum are a few. I didn’t count these in my empties because it was sort of a separate thing but for my next empties I will add these.  >>> So I am up to 97 for the year so far! <<<<

February Empties



25 L’oreal Paris Superior Preference- Dark Auburn – I had a free coupon , I usually give them away but it was about to expire. I already have red highlights in my hair but I wanted more. You know when kids have that natural highlight? I wanted something like that. Well I have a lot of hair and I should have gotten one of those caps with the holes in it. The color was perfect and exactly what was pictured on the box. Its hard to tell in my hair but when the light hits it right I can see it.

26 Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo- Smells great, works nicely, doesn’t leave a residue. It’ way better than my previous one I used but my current one is now #1.

27 Skintimate Raspberry rain shaving cream- Love the scents skintimate has. Moisturizing , smells nice.

28 Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes body cream- If candy land was scratch n sniff, I picture it would smell like this. It’s lovely. It’s not over powering, leaves skin soft, not greasy, hydrated, & smelling awesome.

29 My Magic Mud tooth powder: It was really weird putting powder in my mouth to brush and on top of that black powder. My whole mouth was black, it was like one of those scary movies where they open their mouth and a demon goes in or out. It didn’t have a bad taste which was my first thought. It was a little messy spitting it out  ( splatter) but easy to clean off.  I think it did make my teeth a little whiter. Plus who doesn’t like simple ingredients?


30 Dial foaming soap- Last year I was lucky enough to be sent products from Dial. I never really thought too much about the brand. I really love their soaps this one was Omega moisture

31 Act Advanced Care clean mint mouthwash- refreshing cool sensation when you spit it out, fresh breath

32 Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant- not strong, easy to swish around, fresh breath

33 Survey tester: Conditioner – whatever brand it was it was nice

34 Survey tester: Facial Cleanser- I didn’t care for the pump it was annoying to get product put. It was a little thinner than I like but did a good job.

35 Centrum Multigummies:  Easy to take but not overly sweet which is nice to have in the mornings.







#FoilFebruary – Week One

Project use up samples, week one.

I’ve been sick most of the week so didn’t use a lot. I could barely eat let alone care about my beauty routine this week.

#FoilFebruary samples



Charlotte Tilbury Magic cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer : Had stuffy nose and could smell SPF in it. Left skin a little greasy looking but did leave it soft and moisturized. It is expensive for a full sized so don’t see myself buying this.

Simple micellar cleansing water – used 2 that I had . Hard to tell if what it even did.
L’oreal age perfect glow renewal – left skin soft , healthy dewy skin , hydrated, & glowy . Would consider getting a full size bottle .
First aid beauty – ultra repair cream
Worked great on my nose when it was all gross from blowing my nose non stop for a few days. It pretty much made all the dry skin disappear in 2 days . It says head from toe so far I’ve used it on my face seems to be ok. If you get sick & your nose gets raw or dry , use this to make it better. No stinging just healing.
 Premier ageless future cell renual cream – skin felt silky smooth and soft , especially when I woke up
Nivea in-shower body lotion- I don’t know if I really care for it. Hard to tell with one use. Also the tub does get slippery .
Nivea Extended Moisture lotion– Skin feels good, it is a little thinner than I like
Boscia detoxifying black cleanser – felt a little warm, cleansed skin well, skin didn’t feel tight afterwards
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Brazilian Smooth– One thing I love about their hair care is it smells good. Lathered up nicely, hair feels, & looks good. Helps with frizz and leaves hair REALLY soft.
Garnier Clean Black head eliminating scrub– smelled a little like mens aftershave. Foamed up nicely, gentle on skin, left skin cleansed & soft.
Have samples to use up? Join me on instagram and use hashtag #FoilFebruary

January 2016, Freebies, Deals & Prizes

First month of 2016 of freebies, deals, & prizes. What have you been getting in the mail?

A little late at posting. I’ve been really sick the past couple of days.


Nestea has a sweepstakes going on & I won a $50 giftcard to cloud9 which you can buy og gift experiences. Anything from food tours to being a pilot for a day. I’m deciding between lunch on a boat in NYC or a food tour

My favorite this past month was winning AHAVA mud masks.


remember to follow your favorite brands on Social Media.


I also won 2x 12 packs of Clif bars & a book from a promotion they had on twitter! YUM!

Freebies & Samples

Sephora Freebies

Picked these up from Sephora for being a beauty insider. Philosophy, Ole Henriksen, Benefit & more. It’s free to join!

Victorias Secret Deal

Last month I posted a lot of Victoria’s Secret stuff I got for free. Well I just scored 2 bras & 3 undies for free. On my last haul I received 2x $20 rewards cards to use this month/ Feb. They had these cute The Date push up bras on sale as a set for $30 which is a great deal. I was able to use a promo code for $10 off, a free panty promo code, & free shipping!


Crunchies strawberry banana dried fruit • cat treats from survey company • Green Mountain organic coffee k-cups from Walmart • Matrix Mousse


Juice beauty samples cleanser, serum , moisturizer • Perdue Calendar • O Magazine • Fresh Pet cat food coupons : free bag & $3 off • Hills Bro Cappuccino salted caramel k cups + $1 coupon • Starbucks 2 k-cups hot chocolate classic & salted caramel + $1 coupon • Tito’s vodka sent me a journal • Thrill pro selfie stick (prize)

PinchMe Freebies

pinchme box with purely fancy feast & gold bond lotion  2nd box: Beyond grain free cat food & breathe right strip

Freebies/ Samples: hemp hearts and hemp protein powder from their FB•Kleenex facial cleansing wipe + coupon •My Magic Mud natural tooth powder  • Covergirl TRUBlend foundation sample from Walgreens

• won some NuGo bars from Splashscore ( I recently did a review for them, use Love4Slim for 20%off)

freebies Jan16

Batiste dry shampoo from influenster contest , Hershey’s caramels from Splashscore

Coupon for free minute maid juice, Dove dry deodorant from Walmart , When my mom stayed she gave me the left over Neutrogena shampoo & conditioner from her hotel.NCLA nail polish, not sure why it was sent but I like it! Its called peppermint crush

Lindt truffles for $1.49 at Walgreens • Yankee Candle 2 small votive candles for .50 each

Free food

I was also able to score hot wings, a large pepperoni pizza & garlic knots, & another small pizza. Fooji/Grubhub partnered up with How to Be Single ( movie) & Lucifer ( tv show on Fox). When you tweeted out the hashtags & emoji you could score free food.  It was pretty cool to tweet out a pizza emoji, get a tweet back with a link to enter you details, then it show up at your door.  I thought it was very different from other promotions.


Freebie coupons

Picked up free goodies thanks to coupons. I was happy to finally find a chocolate Justin’s hazelnut butter & I loved the Organic Fuel from Organic Valley.


Shoprite Coupons Jan16

Paid $1.83 but made $5.92
• Dove Shampoo & Conditioner $3 – Used $3 off 2 digital coupon & $3 off 2 MFC = FREE
•Centrum Vitamins – $7.19 used $4 digital coupon & $4 MFC coupon = FREE
•Arnold Bread 2.24 used $.55 MFC which doubled =$1.14
•Knorrs sides $1 each – Used $1 off 2 MFC coupon & $.50 digital coupon = $.50
•2 Musselmans apple sauce 6pk $1 each used $1 off 2 =$1
= with an $.81 overage from the vitamins I paid $1.83 out of pocket
I also used saving star and got back $7.75 ($5.92 money maker)

Coupon Jan16

-CVS : cereal on sale $1.99 each – had coupon for $1 off 2(1/3 paper) & $.89 ECB = $2.09 for both
-Dollar Tree used $1 coupon for Campbell’s Organic soup =FREE
-Shoprite 2 in 1 shampoo $1.88 used $1 coupon + $1 digital coupon giving me $.12 overage ➡️plus $.50 back from savingstar
• 2 Musselmans Apple sauces $1 for both after $1 off 2 coupon
•jolly time popcorn 1.49 used $.75 coupon which doubled =free

CVS Jan16 coupons
Make sure to check and scan items at CVS. They have a lot of unmarked clearance items.
CVS Haul
OOP = $5.95 Got back $ 10 ECB + $1 from savingstar
•TRESemme keratin smooth hairspray clearance $1.69 ( used $4 off 2 MFC) =FREE
• Not Your Mothers beach babe set & primer & style extender clearance $1.99 each used $2 coupon in the beach babe set = $1.98 (Got $3 ECB for buying 2)
•Speed stick guys( 2/$7) girls (2/$6) had a buy 1 get 1 free for both = $6.50 (Got back $6 ECB for buy $12 worth)
• CVS nutritional shake $1.25 (got back $1 ECB )
• Palmolive soap $.99 used $.25 from cvs red machine $.25 MFC = $.49
• Rimmel nail polish half off = $1.49
•honey bunches of oat $1.99 each
used $5 ECB
Used $5/$15

CVS Deal Jan16

trip #2 to CVS
OOP= FREE +MM $5 back from savingstar
•Suave shampoo/ conditioner rang up at $.94 ( used 2 x $1.50 coupons ) =FREE + overage +$1 saving star
•Centrum multigummies b1 get 1 50% off at $7.99 each (used 2 x $4 coupons) = $3.99 + $4 savingstar
•Colgate Optic White 2pk $2.49 (used $2 coupon )=$.49
-Used $3 ECB from my trip yesterday

Deal Jan16

Target: Found these Gingerbread Oreos in the holiday section for $.89. I went back to get more and they were already sent back to the vendor. nooooo :*(

Target: Belvita Cookies were $2.99. I used the carthweel app which had 50% off & used a $1 off 2 coupon making them $1 a box

Kelloggs Apple Cinnamon Cereal: $2.24 a box. Again used cartwheel with 30% off Kelloggs cereal making them $1.56 a box.

Shoprite: Used $2 coupon & $2 digital coupon for the Keri lotion making it a $.01 money maker , Dole Fruitocracy $1.88 > used $1 coupon = $.88  and my favorite, Pretzel Crisps used $1 digital coupon , they were on sale so I paid $.99.

So many great deals this month. I’ve been using SavingStar more lately. You should sign up too. Its free. All you do is add your store loyalty cards and click the offers you want. When you make a purchase in a day or two , the $ goes to your savingstar account. You cash out at $5.


Along with SavingStar, check out Ibotta.  I had a coupon to get an item free  & they had a rebate. I made $1.50 for buying it. They gave tons of rebates that always change , even fruits & vegetables.



Tip: Make sure you email your favorite companies. I love tribe hummus & asked if they had any coupons. They sent me 2 and I used them when I saw hummus on sale. I scored 2 for $.74 each!

Walgreens had this automatic spray kit for $4.99 ( $12.49 originally) on sale. I had a $3 coupon making it $1.99 , got $1 Register Reward to use on future purchase, + used Ibotta app and received $2 back


Earlier in the month Walgreens had Trolli gummies on sale for $.99 get $.99 register reward that I tried using on this purchase but I was able to stack the $3 coupon with the register reward so I ended up getting another bag of candy for free.

Make sure you download Ibotta … another great deal I got was a dozen eggs at the Dollar Tree. I received a $.50 rebate back by buying eggs. They reset it twice , so I was able to get 2 dozen eggs for $1!



Xtava concealer

Received this Xtava full coverage concealer for free to review. It didn’t work as I was hoping. For me it did a better job on covering a blemish than it did on my whole face/ under eyes.

Target & Walmart beauty box + PinchMe Box- Unboxing

Target Beauty Box Fall 2015

Target beauty box was $10 & worth $50

Another great box. I haven’t been disappointed yet. This box had a great variety of products. It included 10 items, 3 of them being full size products and the samples were good sizes as well.  The only thing I have used so far was the Olly beauty vitamins. I am not a big fan on grapefruit but they weren’t bad at all.

Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter
Luxuriate in a super-rich formula that quenches dry skin.

Hello Mojito Mint Toothpaste
This dye-free, sugar-free paste safely polishes your teeth and freshens your breath.

Olly Beauty Vitamins
An expert blend of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and collagen that promotes healthy eyes, skin & hair.

Expressionist Mascara Traveler
This natural mascara formula creates length and volume for luscious lashes.

ACURE Moroccan Argan Oil + Stem Cell Triple Repair Shampoo & Conditioner
Restore your hair with the help of organic argan oil, which provides moisture to even the most damaged hair leaving it soft and manageable.

Goody Ouchless Silicone Lined Elastics
These must-have elastics are made without metal for reduced snags and pulls.

Covergirl Intensify Me Eyeliner 300 ($6.99) – Full Size 
Create instant drama with this intense black formula that glides on smoothly and dries quickly.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in High Heels($8.59)- Full size
Its velvety-soft formula moisturizes with shea butter and aloe for color that lasts.

Roc Retinol Correction Eye Cream ( $20.49) – Full Size 
This non-greasy eye cream is especially formulated to help even out dark circles and reduce puffiness.

S.W. Basics Certified Organic Body Scrub
Certified Organic and made simply with just 3 ingredients, S.W. Basics Exfoliant features mineral-rich sea salt, organic oats with natural saponins to gently remove excess dirt and oil, and organic almonds rich in antioxidant vitamin E.


I’ve seen a handful of people get this box and thought I would try it as well. You get four a year, one for every season.

The main reason I decided to get it , is because it was advertised to have a Schick razor . I thought well if I don’t like the box at least I will have a razor . I was disappointed..no razor, tried most of these samples, & half the box I could have easily received from magazines . I feel like I just got left overs. Though the samples are useful just was expecting more I guess. I also contacted their customer service and they still haven’t replied back. (boo!)

Revlon Ultra HD lipstick in Gladiolus  ( full size) $7.97

ACT Advanced care mouthwash

Vaseline intensive care lotion

Aussie mega hairspray

Aveeno Positively Radiant daily moisturizer with SPF 30

Crest 3D samples + $2 sample

Nivea extended moisture lotion sample

L’oreal Age Perfect Glow renewal facial oil

L’oreal revitalift miracle blur sample

$1 coupon for any L’oreal Paris true match product

Sniff sample of D by Jennifer Aniston + $3 off $22 purchase


PinchMe is completely FREE!

Purina Pro Plan savor shredded blend

Advil PM sample + $2 coupon

Gold Bond healing & strength resilience lotion samples

1 dentek floss pick + coupon


D-O-G LOVED this chicken & rice shredded blend by Purina Pro Plan


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
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Protect your skin with Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer with SPF #AveenoAdvocate

Aveeno SPF Moisturizer Crowdtap

I love Aveeno moisturizers. Years ago I got a sample and liked how it felt. I ended up buying a full size bottle & have been buying it since.

Not only does Aveeno keep my skin healthy by keeping it hydrated, soft, & smooth… but it also doesn’t mess with my makeup when I apply it. That was one of the things I was looking for years ago. A few moisturizers I was trying would make my makeup clump up and wouldn’t allow the make up to apply correctly. Who wants to deal with that in the mornings? Not me.That is one of the big things that got my attention when I tried the sample years ago ( I didn’t know how great it would leave and make skin skin look & feel as well)

Right now I currently use Aveeno Clear Complexion but I used to use Aveeno moisturizer with SPF. I was happy when Crowdtap sent me 3 sample size tubes to try.


So what does Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 do for you skin ?
Helps improve:
– Tone
– Texture
– Brown Spots
– Dullness
– Blotchiness

The active ingredient in this moisturizer is total soy complex. This ingredient evens skin tone & texture of your skin which gives you radiant healthy looking skin.

It’s oil free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.

* Remember to apply 15 minutes before you go out in the sun. This will not protect you all day. You have to reapply SPF often. At least 80 minutes if you are swimming or sweating and at least 2 hours otherwise.


What I like about Aveeno:
Hydrates skin
Doesn’t clump up makeup
Protects skin
Leaves skin soft & smooth
Light weight , absorbs quickly
Skin look healthy

Aveeno retails for about $14.99 more or less depending where you go.
It can be found CVS, Target, Walamart, Walgreens, Rite Aid ect
Make sure to check stores fliers for deals & the Aveeno website to sign up for coupons

*I’m a member of the Crowdtap Aveeno® rewards program, and Aveeno® sent me a samples of its POSITIVELY RADIANT® DAILY MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF30 to review.

August 2015 Freebies, Deals, & Wins part 1

Another great 2 weeks of goodies in my mail box & deals that I’ve scored, & prizes won. I currently have about 40-50 things that I have written down that are coming. Almost every day checking the mail for me is a treat 🙂

PinchMe box
Gold Bond Healing lotion- this stuff is awesome!!
Scotch brite sponge + coupon
Act advanced care mouthwash + coupon
Gevalia Iced coffee single serve coupon for a FREE one
Bandaids waterblock plus
No7 protect & perfect serum
Dentek sample
Summer’s Eve cleansing cloth & wash sample


Target Beauty Box – I LOVE these boxes
This box was $7 but I got it free using a gift card I won
Clairol Hair Food- This makes your hair really soft ( costs about $11.99, so this alone makes up for the box)
Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara by Lashblast ($5.99)
Fekkai Pré-Soleil Hair Mist
3D white strip sample
Olay active botanicals moisturizing toner
Olay active botanicals day lotion


There was a deal that was going on to get a free mug on shutterfly. Of course the site was slammed so I ended up just putting pictures of flowers I took awhile ago. Came out nice. ( $16.99 value + got free shipping)

freebies victorias secret sephora

Victoria’s Secret ultimate moisture system samples ( .5ml of Shea scrub wash, cream wash, body lotion, and body oil) perfect for travel or purse. For trying on a bra in store. Make sure to sign up for their emails ( and follow my on instagram . I try to post as soon as I get spot deals like this)
-Make up for ever new high – shine artist plexi gloss sample at sephora inside jc Penney for being a beauty insider.

Went to an event in town- Rolaids was there and got 15 packs for free!
Bakery on Main nutty cranberry maple granola sample + coupon from FB promotion
Hershey’s Caramels from Splashscore
Alpine Valley organic bread scored 3 free loaves from a promo they had on facebook. Im officially a fan, its so tasty ( and good for you)


How pretty is this dandelion wall art by wall26? I received it for FREE to review on amazon. I absolutely love it.


Jet t-shirt . Jet is a site similar to amazon. use code : JETVIRAL for a free 6 month membership & use code TENBUCKSNOW for $10 off $35
Oberto all natural beef jerky from their beef jerky day promo on FB
Campbells $4 coupon
Victoria’s Secret $1 panty coupon
Zzzquil sample + coupon
Biossance serum sample
Cottonelle toilet paper- amazon deal = FREE
Amazing Cosmetics anti-aging face primer
Liquid moisturizer- to try & give feedback for survey company
5 Protein bars to try & give feedback for survey company
Equitance skin radiance supplement sample
Boost coupon that I redeemed
Mr.Tea Infuse Loose Tea Leaf Strainer Herbal Spice Filter Diffuser- amazon deal = free

Freebies VS cat treats tone body wash
My last freebie/deal post I shared that I won a coupon for Tone well at Shoprite it was $2.99 so I grabbed it since it would be free with the coupon, I also found Meow Mix irrestibles treats at Walmart and redeemed my coupon for a free pack, then headed to Victoria’s secret & used my $10 off $10 getting a coconut body lotion & verbena body oil for free. I also used my $1 coupon for a panty. I paid $1.06 ( for panty)

food deals
Had my mom & sister send me their bogo coupons from chipotle friend or faux.Piad $7.xx for 2 burritos & guacamole
Nutella was on sale at shoperite for $2.99 – had $1.50 digital coupon = $1.49
Boost 4pk nutritional protein drink & purina cat chow – used coupons = $.52
Starbucks frappuccino- had 15% off for using the cartwheel app

Found these at the Dollar Tree .Can’t beat $1 I haven’t tried either



Twitter parties can be confusing but sometimes I get lucky. I won this from Sears Style. I love both the bag & earrings.

This is a prize I won on Instagram. I sometimes enter and again got lucky with this one. The red wallet thing was the main reason I entered. Its for holding jewelry while traveling. Others I was happy with too is the metallic tattoos that Ive been wanting to try, the P.S you’re invited/ I made this DIY book ( I love that site) , & I tried the CND Solar Oil for your nails & cuticles that I love. It has a sweet almond scent and makes your nails & cuticles look healthy. I also can’t wait to try the supergoop CC cream.

What goodies have you received in your mail box or deals have you scored?

Freebies , Deals , & Wins July pt2


Cvs metabars

CVS had a coupon/deal at the end of June. If you scanned your card at the red coupon machine you would get a coupon for a free 6ct of metabars. My CVS was out but finally got them in and was able to redeem my coupon.

Running belt ( to review ) You can grab this on Amazon. It is very comfortable to wear. Its stretchy & stays in place when running.

Amazon Baby Box
If you aren’t a prime member you should seriously consider it. I was able to get this box ( $35 value) for free. I kept the photo stick, wipes, & lotion and donated the rest.

Sign up for Victoria’s Secret catalogs. I finally got some good coupons free panty & $10 off any purchase.
Markten sent 2 coupons for a free e-vapor device & cartridges. I gave it to my friend.
2- $1 coupon for Dream non dairy beverage or frozen dessert
I won a coupon on Tone body wash FB page $3 coupon

VS free panty
Picked up my free panty with my coupon ( $12.50 value)

VS Tease Promo
My store has a promo right now if you take a selfie in the mirror, upload with the hashtags, & show an associate you get a surprise. My surprise was an envelope with a coupon to get a $10.50 panty for $1.

Secret Deodorant P&G
2 samples of Secret clinical strength deodorant

I love Pinecone Research. One of my favorite survey companies. Not only do they pay great for surveys but you get products to try. This one is for my kitties 🙂

meow mix irresistibles )
Head over to Meow Mix upload a photo of your kitty & you will get a coupon for some FREE treats.

u by kotex nexcare
If you haven’t already head to U By Kotex & grab a free sample pack. I love the new packaging on their panty liners. Make sure to check behind the address label for a $1 coupon.
Also received some Nexcare Bandages + $.55 coupon

Pasta Chips
I received these from Klout. I really miss getting perks from Klout. It seemed like I used to get them almost every month but then again the site was pretty new back then. These chips are really good.

Explore Asian Black Bean pasta
There was a promo going on facebook and was able to get a free coupon sent to me. I found them at Whole Foods I think for 4.49 or 3.49 . Anyway i love black beans so I’m excited to try these.

Sephora samples

When you go to Sephora to get a perfume sample and they don’t have it yet, she hands you 3 samples 😍😍 and you’re like did you just become my best friend ? Lol Murad dual action cleanser & exfoliator • dr Brandt microdermabrasion exfoliant • buxom mascara
Check out my instagram I post coupons when I find them for samples. These must be redeemed at Sephora inside JC Penney. Also sign up for their Beauty Insiders program, it’s free. Plus you can go into any Sephora around your birthday and score a beauty gift. This year I got 2 lip pencils from Nars 🙂



Amazon Deal chips
These are on Amazon for $5.98
There was a 10% coupon = $5.38
I had a $2 courtesy credit = $3.38
Used a gift card = FREE ( Plus got back $5 prime pantry credit)

Knife Cutlery
( check my survey sites/review products page for links) I got this A cut above cutlery knife at a discounted price to review on amazon . I paid $1.50 with a gift card . It works very well, cuts through veggies like butter without smashing them.

pet carrier backpack

I also got this at a discounted price ( half off, $14.45 & paid with gift card from surveys) to leave a review on amazon as well. I need this when I move or need to take my cats to vet. Especially Gizmo ( pictured here) he is so big & an escape artist. I wish it was a little bigger, especially for Gizmo but it will do the job.

Oz Naturals & It haircare
Oz Naturals Body Butter & It haircare sea spray to review on amazon- so far like both.

RSVP moisturizer
Another product I received for FREE to review on Amazon. I jumped the gun too fast and realized this is a men’s line, so gave this to a friend.

hershey spread
I found this at new dollar store that opened …yes $1 . Great deal considering they are almost $4 🙂 I am not going to lie….I ate most of it out of the container with a spoon. Isn’t that the best way anyway 😀

Chipotle deal

I used this deal twice already. One I did and had my sister do it also. ( and my mom which Im sure I will use soon haha) Did you get a free BOGO coupon from Chipotle ?Hurry because it ends in a couple of days

Glade deals skintimate black forest

( free used gift cards from winnings)
•Walgreens Glade automatic spray refill $4.99-$2 coupon = 2.99 ($3.18 with tax) Got back $2 register rewards and used it to buy Black Forest fruit snacks which were on sale for $1.99
• Target Glade Spray $2.08 on sale had $1 coupon = $1.15
• Shoprite Skintimate shaving gel 2/$4 used $1 coupon = $1
=$5.39 or 1.34 an item

Target deal

Target – love the accordion organizer , needed another one for my coupons
I used the 30% off from the cartwheel app for one spot & folder was $.17 Paid $.93 with tax


Not sure if this is still available but you can score a FREE 11oz personalized mug on shutterfly. Add a $16.99 mug – use FAMILYTOUR at checkout and you get a free mug + free shipping ( savings $24.98)

Purina Win coupons

I won these back in May I believe. I bought Purina One cat food for $.99 when I use one coupon. Usually around $8 I think ( it was on sale at my grocery store)

Liquid Plumber Win
Won this in May for Liquid Plumber , they had a sweepstakes. I won a $25 giftcard & coupon for a free product

Virginia Slims Nail Polish Win
I won more nail polish!! YAY 🙂

Won $5 Olive Garden gift card from their twitter giveaway & $10 gift card to Panera from Dial Rewards

Mail call 05/18/15 – Samples & prizes

Radha Beauty Vitamin C serum- stay tuned for review
Nutrish cat food sample + 2 coupons one on bag and other was in the package
Allegra sample + $4 coupon
Bahlsen wafer cookies from their #VdayFail sweepstakes
$25 visa gift card win
Kashi cereal coupon x 2 $2 from birthday ( sign up )
Also I emailed Nutrish & they sent me 2 $2 coupons


Prize from Pom exercise ball & coupon for free bottle from their #CrazyHealthy sweepstakes in February


If you aren’t already sign up on Samplesource. They will send you an email when samples are available and the box is packed!
2 samples of Garnier full & plush & sleek & shine brazilian smooth+ coupon
Truvia + coupon
Breathright strips
Optic White express with toothpaste + coupon
Natures Path pumpkin granola
Natures Bounty gummies + coupon

Influenster win- one from twitter party not sure what the other one is from but I’m not complaining 🙂


Zippo lighter
US Weekly magazine
coupons : Healthy Velley,Garden of Eatin chips, & Arrowhead Mills
Johnsonville grillers coupon from crowdtap- stay tuned for review