Friday, April 30, 2010

The Free Lightbulb Initiative

Receive 2 energy efficient light bulbs when you sign up with Energy Efficient Now.

These lightbulbs use only 25% of the energy used by traditional lightbulbs and are a bit pricey.

Sign up today at

Another Cash Site

I use CashPirate for surveys, paid to click, and games! The money you earn can be deposited into your PayPal account. Click the banner at the top of the page to sign up!

Yummie Tummie

Yummie Tummie is celebrating moms! Free shipping with coupon code YUMMIEMOM until May 3.

If you haven't checked out Yummie Tummie, they offer AWESOME slimming clothing! Take a peek today

While the clothing may seem a bit pricey, I personally am willing to spend a few extra bucks to look extra smooth :)


For those of you that use Swagbucks, iRazoo is very similar. It is a search and win site! Prizes include those ever popular Amazon gift cards! Check it out today!


If any of you run across some "Frugal Finds" that I have not highlighted, please let me know! You can contact me at or on twitter @nicolema83

Dove Hair Care Sample

Try a FREE sample of new Dove Daily Treament Conditioner. You can choose between Intense Repair and Daily moisture.

Click here:


I need some ideas on what you guys would like to see as my giveaway. Please post comments and I will take them into consideration!

Frugal Rocks

I want to highlight my friend Amanda's blog. She posts about her frugal finds and ways she makes money off of the internet. Follow her too!

Macy's Friends and Family Sale

Macy's is having their Friends and Family 25% off sale valid through 05/03/10. You can print a coupon off and there is also an online coupon code.

Coupon Code: MACYSFF

Free Shipping on orders $99+

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I need some help...

I am looking for people to join Suddenly Darling. They are having a referral contest. All you have to do is sign up for the site. You do not have to participate. They do not send emails out either. So, if you could please use this link it would be MUCH appreciated!

Thanks for the support!


I am going to do a giveaway when my blog reaches 50 followers. Halfway there! So, tell your friends about my blog, and tell them to follow it!

"Like" Toyotas Facebook Page and get a FREE MP3 Download from Amazon!

Go to Toyota's fan page on facebook and "like" it, and get a FREE MP3 download of Amazon. I cannot post the link at the moment as facebook is having issues.

Help me out!

In previous posts, I have discussed Suddenly Darling and Sidetick. If you could please help me out by joining under my link, you do not have to be active in order for me to get the referral points. Try it, see how you like it. If you don't, you can cancel. Suddenly Darling does not send out emails!

Thanks for your help!!!!

FREE Aveda Hand Relief Sample

Go to, print the page, and bring it to a participating Aveda store.

Make sure to call the store before going and make sure they are participating in this offer!

Borders 40% Printable Coupon & Online Code

Borders and is offering a 40% off printable coupon and online code. Valid 04/29/10 through 05/01/10

Online Coupon Code: BYX7590C

You must be a Borders Rewards Member, which you can sign up for free at

Remember, free shipping for orders over $25

Happy Reading!

Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Sample

Eucerin is, by far, the best skin care moisturizer I have ever used! Get your free sample by going to

Michael's 40% off coupon

Michael's Arts and Crafts has a printable 40% off coupon good until 05/08/10.

Just visit

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Couture Nerd Giveaway

Follow Couture Nerd on Facebook and Twitter.

Here is the giveaway:

Smashbox Beauty in Bloom Glambox! This is valued at $198!

Get your entries in soon. Glambox includes eye makeup (3 trios), blush, mascara, brush, lip color, and lip gloss!

Check it out today!


Swagcode hunt. Clue in blog.

Haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet? Click here:

Leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you my tips and tricks sheet!

Paid the Fastest

Thanks to Heather for showing me this site! Using Paid the Fastest, earn money by doing No Obligation offers, playing games, surveys, winning tournaments, and viewing paid to click advertisements. The minimum to cash out is simply $1.00. How easy is that?! Funds can be directly deposited into your PayPal or Amazon accounts!

Check it out today! Here is the link:


My friend Amanda recommended this site to me. It is a cash back website that gives you part of your money back when you shop! They have over 1200 stores listed and give you 1-25% back based on which store you use. It is also a great resource for online coupons. If you can't find a coupon for something you want on there, you can also use outside vendor coupons.

Ebates issues cash back every 3 months in these different forms:

1) PayPal - Deposited into your PayPal account
2) Personal check - Mailed to you
3) Charity/Originization/Family members - If you feel like it, you can donate your money to any of these 3.

If your payment is less than $5.01 it will roll over to the next cycle.

Join today! Here is the link:

For my Canadian Friends

Here is a blog aimed at goodies for Canadian residents:

Update on SideTick

Jenny Stein, who is the main person at SideTick, posted a new blog about the requirements to earn $15 per month.

Check out this link: for clarification.

Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars is a program that pays you to do stuff online. Whether it is reading emails, filling out surveys, or just searching using the toolbar, you EARN!

Join today by clicking one of the Inbox Dollars banners on my blog page, and earn $5 just for signing up!

Suddenly Darling Tips

I had a request for some tips about Suddenly Darling. Here we go:

**Daily login - 35 points
**Your first comment on an article - 5 points (there are MANY articles, I went back and have commenting on all the ones from 2010 so far)
**Voting on a question posted to the community - 1 point (not for thumbs up/down questions)
**Your Answer chosen as best answer in Q&A - 5 points
**Vote on Darling of the Month (DOTM) - 1 point (you can do this daily)
**Submit your photo for DOTM and are runner up - 1000 points
**Weekly winner of points from Darling News - 125 points
**Submitting an approved Darling Gives Back Article (DGB) - 50 points
**Having your DGB Article posted - 100 points
**Random Acts of Points - doubles all of the above (this day is announced at random)

Hope this helps!

Listia - Auctions for FREE stuff!

Lista is an auction website where you can list things that you no longer need and bid on things using points. This is all free. You can get points just for signing up, listing your items, by sharing on facebook, and sharing on Twitter. It couldn't be easier!

Try it today (and get 150 credits just by using this link):

FREE Aveeno Hair Care Sample

"Like" Aveeno on Facebook and get a FREE sample of Aveeno Nourish + Hair Care through 12/31/10 (or while supplies last). This offer is only good for U.S. Residents

Click here:

FREE Carvel Ice Cream

All day Thursday, 4/29/10, Carvel is offereing 3.5 oz samples of their low-fat ice cream along with your choice of one of their 12 Flavor Shotz.

Call your local Carvel store to make sure that they are participating.

Free Huggies Pull-Ups

Costco is offering a FREE sample of Huggies Pull-Ups. Membership is not required.

Suddenly Darling

Yet another site that I use to get FREE gift cards is Suddenly Darling. The site is geared towards teens and aims to help them find the best fashion while not sacrificing modesty. While I am not a teen, the gift cards they offers are for a variety of stores including:

American Eagle
Forever 21
TOMS Shoes
Urban Outfitters

You do not have to be a teen to register for the site. Great idea for mom's with teens, or just about anyone as there are so many gift cards available.

Join today:


Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I cashed out my TickBucks for $25! I have been a member of the site for just a week!

Here are some tips:
*Check your inbox daily before 12 noon to receive TickBucks
*Respond to Jenny Stein's blog post before 12 noon to receive TickBucks
*Create your own blog
*Create and respond to polls for TickBucks
*Every page you visit for the first time gets you a TickBuck

Be social and get paid!

It's Wednesday!!!

Every Wednesday I will be asking my readers to share their best bargain finds of the week. Just comment below and I will choose one and post it as a blog entry on Thursday! Keep 'em coming, and keep on saving!!!

Southern Savers

For those of you in the South, I have been following Southern Savers for a while now and find some GREAT information on there. Here is the link:

Smashbox Pretty Points

Smashbox has just unveiled a new rewards program. Everytime you spend a dollar at, 5 Pretty Points will be added to your account. For every 500 points you earn, you will receive a $10 Rewards Certificate. Also, when you join, you will get an extra special FREE Birthday Gift during the month of your birthday, and an extra deluxe sample will also be added to each of your orders.

Sign up here:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

70% off Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares

Visit and check the Manager's Specials under Grocery & Gourmet Food.

Regular price: $29.94
Special price: $8.98

There are lots of different types of these chocolates listed under the Specials!

Remember that orders over $25 come with FREE shipping! Don't miss out on this awesome deal!

Free Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on Facebook and get a coupon for a FREE box of Macaroni & Cheese

Click here:


Swagcode in toolbar good until 4:30 PDT

Carrabba's Freebie

"Like" Carrabba's Italian Grill on Facebook and get a coupon for a FREE mini-dessert!

A Social Networking Site that PAYS You To Be Social


A friend of mine recently turned me on to a social networking site that pays you to be social. It is SUPER easy. You get points for checking your inbox daily, responding to blogs, taking and creating polls and so much more!

Here is the link:

You an earn $15 per month just by doing 2 things daily: Checking your inbox and responding to Jenny Stein's daily blog!

Here is a video that explains what you should do:

My first blog entry! Highlighting

Hi everyone! I have decided to start a blog that highlights some of my personal frugal finds! If you have any ideas/comments/suggestions, feel free to email me.

I will start off today by discussing my experience on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a search and win site. In just two months I have earned enough Swagbucks to receive a t-shirt, $75 in Amazon gift cards, and $15 in PayPal cash!

Here are some tips:

First and foremost, you must sign up for Swagbucks. Use this link:

*Set as your default browser. That way, anytime you need/want to do a search you are already there and can win for doing things you normally do. You will not win EVERY time. If you do a lot of searching on the net, you may still need to use other search engines because if you "oversearch" too often, your account can be deactivated.
*Swagcodes. These are gifts from TSG (The Swag Guy). They can be found in various places, such as the Swagbucks blog, facebook page, twitter, and more. When you find a code, enter it exactly (case sensitive) into the box on the homepage and then hit "gimme." All codes have an expiration time. I have seen codes anywhere from 5 to 22 Swagbucks! Every little bit adds up.
*Install the Swagbucks Toolbar. Occasionally, there will be codes posted by TSG in the "From TSG" area of the toolbar.
*Grab a Swidget. You can find this on the Swagbucks page. Click on "promote" and then "swidget." The Swidget will give you hints on where a code can be located, as well as sometimes codes will be posted there.
*Read the Swagbucks blog. Not only is it informative, but sometimes codes are posted there as well.

Other Ways to Win Swagbucks (other than searches):
*Submit a Poll Idea. There are new polls posted every Monday. If your poll question is chosen, you will be rewarded with Swagbucks.
*Tuesday Twitter Phrase That Pays. Every Tuesday, TSG announces a phrase that you use in a tweet. You can win up to 500 Swagbucks if your tweet is chosen. You can also submit TTPTP suggestion to TSG (
*30 Minute Random Winner. On the main page, they announce the 30 minute random winner, who wins 100 Swagbucks if they click on the banner when it shows their name.
*Daily. You receive daily Swagbucks for logging on to the toolbar, as well as going through No Obligation Special Offers (NOSOs). You can click skip for the ones that don't interest you, and fill out the information for the ones that do.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me! Start winning today!!!