April 30, 2010

{Closed} Celebrate Arbor Day With Hanes! + A Giveaway!



Happy Arbor Day! I wanted to let you know that Hanes is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant up to 20,000 trees! How fabulous is that?!

How can you get involved? Buy three (3) Hanes products and the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree (up to 20,000 trees) on your behalf! In addition to that Hanes will also send you a FREE Earth Day t-shirt. Get all the details HERE. This offer is good till May 15, 2010.

Check out the Hanes Facebook Page {click on the "plant a tree"} for even more information about how you can make a difference this Arbor Day!


Giveaway Details:

Hanes has generously offerred to sponsor a giveaway for one (1) Earth Day t-shirt!

Mandatory Entry {please include a way I can contact you!}:
1.)Leave a comment a tell what you're doing to save the earth!

Bonus Entries (please leave a separate entry for each)
1.) Subscribe to I Am A Money Magnet!
2) Like Hanes on Facebook!
3.) Tweet this giveaway { Tweet: Win a Hanes Earth Day t-shirt @IAmAMoneyMagnet! Ends 5/4/2010! }

More Details:
1.) This giveaway will close on Tuesday, May 4 , 2010 at 7pm CST.
2.)The winner will be selected via random.org and the winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Thanks For Entering & Good Luck!!

{Disclosure: I was provided with information and a t-shirt from Hanes. All words are mine. }

Earn Great Prizes With Swag Bucks!!

TGIF! Happy Mega SwagBucks Friday! Today the wonderful people at SwagBucks increase the reward on your everyday searches! Today you have greater chance of earning larger SwagBucks!

Don't have a Swag Bucks account {gasp!}? Today would be a great day to sign up because you'll earn 30 SwagBucks to get you started!

My favorite prize is the $5 Amazon gift cards!!

April 29, 2010

CVS- Free Softsoap, Irish Springs, Crest, & Fig Newtons


CVS
2- Nabisco Fig Newton- $1.00 each
-used $1.00 Fig Newton Printable (no size restriction}
=FREE

2-Softsoap/ Irish Springs Body Wash-$2.99; get $2 EB (Limit 8!)
-used $1 off Irish Spring Body Wash CVS Reinventing Beauty
-used $1 off SoftSoap Body Wash CVS Reinventing Beauty
=FREE After Extra Bucks

2-Crest 3D White Vivid TB- $2.99; get $1 EB (Limit 2)
-used $2/1 Oral-B Pulsar CrossAction, Advantage {4/4 P&G}
-used B1G1 Oral-B Advantage Manual Toothbrush { 3/07 P&G}
=$1.01 PROFIT on 2 After Extra Bucks

Tressemme Products-$3.33 each
-used B1G1 FREE Printable
-used $2/1 Tressemme Fresh Start Printable {no longer available}
=$0.66 each when you buy 2

Used $6 in EB
Total Out of Pocket-$0.31 + tax
Extra Bucks Earned-$6

Happy Shopping!!

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{Closed} Review & Giveaway: I Has A Hotdog {3 winners!}

I Has A Hotdog
by Professor Happycat

ISBN: 978-0446566384

About the Book:
I HAS A BWAIN!!1!

An you thawt we dint! Now Professor Happycat tells you what's in it and, from I HAS A HOTDOG.com and beyond, lets over 200 LOLdogs loose on the world, all barking the truth about kibble, toys, and bad kitties. This collection of favorites and never-before-seen photos will have you barking for more!

For all you hoomins, a LOLdog is a kay-nine picture with a funny, misspelled caption.

My thoughts:
This book is hilarious!!! This book is filled with pages and pages of the cutest doggie pictures and the funniest captions to go along with them! I've been a long time fan of the I Can Has Cheezburger site and I Has a Hotdog is basically the dog version of that site in book form! Dog lover or not, this book is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! I'm keeping this book in my office at work just in case I need a laugh!

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Win It!
By way of The Product Review Place, Anna of the Hachette Book Group has generously offered to giveaway 3 copies of I Has A Hotdog to I Am A Money Magnet Readers!

To Enter{please include a way I can contact you!}:
1.)Leave a comment telling me your favorite color!

Bonus Entries (please leave a separate entry for each)
1.) Subscribe to I Am A Money Magnet!
2.) Follow me on Twitter!
3.) Add my button to your blog and/or add my blog to your blogroll.
4.) Add me on Facebook!
5.)Follow me via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar)
6.) Blog about this giveaway {Worth 2 entries! Leave separate comments.}
7.) Tweet this giveaway { Tweet: Win a copy of I Has A Hotdog from @IAmAMoneyMagnet (3 Winners!)-http://bit.ly/9bQUIX }

More Details:
1.)This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents ONLY.
2.)Sorry, No PO Boxes
3.) This giveaway will close on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7pm CST.
4.)The winner will be selected via random.org and the winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Thanks For Entering & Good Luck!!

{Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book for the purpose of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own-promise! }

April 28, 2010

Winner of 500 Business Cards!

Congratulations to Christina (christinabodman@) the winner of 500 Business Cards!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

CVS Shopping! Free CVS Sunblock!



CVS
2-CVS Sunscreen 2 oz -$1.99 each; buy 2, get $5
=$1.01 Profit after RR

3- Pantene Nature Fusion-$7.50
-used 3-$2.00/1 MQ (vocalpoint mailer)
=$1.50 ($0.50 each)

1-Irish Springs Body Wash-
-used $1 off Irish Spring Body Wash CVS Reinventing Beauty
=FREE After Extra Bucks

Used $7.50 in RR
Total Out of Pocket-$0.00
Extra Bucks Earned-$7.00


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Walgreens- Lots of Freebies! Starting from ZERO RR!

Walgreens
After a much needed break from Walgreens I finally got back into the game. It’s been about a month since I’ve done any Register Reward transactions. I started with ZERO Register Rewards. While, I spent more out of pocket then I like … sometimes you have to spend a little to get a lot! :)

Transaction 1
1-StayFree Maxi 16/24 count - $2.99; get $3 RR
-used $2.00/1 MQ {3/28 RP}
=$2.00 Profit After RR

1-Skintimate Shave Cream - $2.99; get $3 RR
= FREE After RR

1-Plackers Dental Flossers- $2.00; get $2.00 RR
-used $0.50/1 MQ {4/18 RP}
= $0.50 PROFIT

Total Out Pocket-$5.48 + tax
Register Rewards Earned-$3(StayFree), $3 (Skintimate), & $2 (Plackers)
Total Profit-$2.52




Transaction 2
1-Clio Beautytrim Personal Hair Trimmer -$4.99; get $5 RR
=FREE After RR

1-Cherry Laffy Taffy - $0.39 (filler)

Used $3 RR & $2 RR from previous transaction
Total Out of Pocket-$0.38 + tax
Register Rewards Earned-$5




Transaction 3
1-StayFree Maxi 16/24 count - $2.99; get $3 RR
-used $2.00/1 MQ {3/28 RP}
=$2.00 Profit After RR

1-Skintimate Shave Cream - $2.99; get $3 RR
= FREE After RR

1-Plackers Dental Flossers- $2.00; get $2.00 RR
-used $0.50/1 MQ {4/18 RP}
= $0.50 PROFIT

Used $5 RR from previous transaction
Total Out Pocket-$.48 + tax
Register Rewards Earned-$3(StayFree), $3 (Skintimate), & $2 (Plackers)
Total Profit-$2.52


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April 27, 2010

Kroger Shopping - Total Savings 66%!


Just a quick Kroger trip for some yummy fruit & other essentials {like ice cream}!

Kroger
1-Sun Chips-$3.79; used FREE coupon

1-Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk-$3.89; used FREE coupon I won

1-Vitamin Water – $1.00; used FREE coupon

1-Kroger Ice Cream-$1.99; used $0.65/1 Kroger Mailer Coupon=$1.34

2-Kroger Cheese-$3 ($1.50 each)

2-6 oz Blackberries-$2.00 ($1 each)

1-16 oz Strawberries-$1.68

3- Apples 1.5 lb {$0.99 lb}- $1.49

Total Before Coupons- $18.84
Total After Coupons-$8.98
Total Savings-66%


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The Winner Is...

Congrats to Anne {asbender20@) the winner of the Yoplait Inner Goddess Spa Pack!!

Thanks to all who entered!

Check out my current giveaways:

Win 500 full color, 2 sided business cards! Ends 4.28!

Win a Delicious Lemon Pound Cake candle {3 winners)! Ends 5/3!

Last Chance! Enter to Win a Goddess Spa Pack!

Today is your last chance to enter to Win an Inner Goddess Spa Pack & Coupons for Free Yoplait Yogurt! Giveaway wiill close tonight at 7 pm CST!

Good Luck!

Thrifty Tip Tuesday: Resourceful Ways to Reuse Newspapers

New to Thrifty Tip Tuesday? Start Here.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that chances are most of the people reading this blog use coupons in some form or fashion. Then, on top of that, if you consider yourself an “extreme couponer” you’re probably purchasing 2 or more papers each week, right?

So what are you doing with all those newspapers AFTER you sort out those precious coupons? Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas for repurposing all those newspapers!

Resourceful Ways to Reuse Newspapers

1) Use it to clean your windows! Just crumble it up and polish away! It will leave your windows sparkling and streak free.

2) Use it as a weed blocker in your flower/garden beds. Just spread several layers of newspaper before you lay your compost/mulch.

3) Use it as wrapping paper! Pull out the comic section of the newspaper and use it gift wrap birthday gifts!

4) Use it for various craft projects (think piñatas and paper mache)!

5) Shred your newspapers and use the shreds to pack fragile items for shipping.

6) Line your fridge with newspapers overnight to rid it of any funky smells!

7) Wrap unripe tomatoes in newspaper to speed the ripening process.

What do you do with your left over newspapers?

It's your turn to link up your Thrifty Tips!
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April 26, 2010

{Closed}Review & Giveaway: Village Candle Company {3 Winners!}

As I type this my house is filling up with quite possibly one of the the most delicious fragrance I’ve smelled- Lemon Pound Cake! And no, I’m not baking. I’m actually burning a scented candle I received from the Village Candle Company for this review.

The Lemon Pound Cake candle that I received is a perfect balance of lemony sweetness and cakey goodness! It seriously makes my mouth water! The fragrance fills my living room without being too overpowering. I love how the candle includes dual wicks for even burning! The candle is also cleaning burning so I don’t have to worry about getting black soot all over my hands!

What mother wouldn't love a delicious candle for Mother's Day?

Village Candle’s mission is to be the leading manufacturer in the home fragrance industry by offering premium quality products that exceed their customers' expectations. Whether they prefer the fresh scent of Balsam Fir or the mouth-watering aroma of Brownie Delight, Village Candle’s scented candles enhance the ambiance of any room. What makes these candles so amazing is that their fragrances last much longer than that initial whiff. Their fragrances fill the room but do not overpower. Village Candle® truly has found the perfect balance.

Village Candle offers a variety of scented candles in various sizes.

Type Size (oz., in.) Burn Time (hrs) Price Quantity
Jar 26oz Blown glass round 145-170 $17.00
Jar 16oz Blown glass round 85-105 $14.00
Jar 11oz Blown glass round 45-55 $10.00
Votive Single 15-18 $1.90
Tealights Regular 4-6 $8.00
Simmerblend 1oz Single Simmerblend $2.00
Air Fresheners 2 pack Car Candle™ Mini Scenter™ $2.00

Giveaway Details:
Village Candle has generously offered to send THREE (3) I Am A Money Magnet readers an 11oz. Lemon Pound Cake premium round candle!

Mandatory Entry
1.) Even though this giveaway is for an 11 oz. Lemon Pound Cake Candle, visit Village Candle and leave me a comment and let me know what other scent sounds yummy to you!!

Bonus Entries (please leave a separate entry for each)
1.) Follow Village Candle and/or I Am A Money Magnet on Twitter! (1 entry for each)
2.) Like Village Candle and/or I Am A Money Magnet on Facebook (1 entry for each)
3.) Subscribe to I Am A Money Magnet!
4.)Follow me via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar)
5.) Blog about this giveaway {Worth 2 entries! Leave separate comments.}
6.) Tweet this giveaway {Tweet: Win a Delicious Lemon Pound Cake Candle from @VillageCandle & @IAmAMoneyMagnet {3 Winners}! Ends 5/3!- http://bit.ly/a1rd5g}

More Details:
1.) This giveaway will close on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 7pm CST.
2.)The winner will be selected via random.org and the winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Thanks For Entering & Good Luck!!

{Disclosure: I was provided with a 11oz Lemon Pound Cake candle for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received and all opinions above are my own.}


Organizing Coupons: My Guest Post!


Happy Monday! Why don't you head over to The Mommy Trade and check out my guest post -How to Organize Coupons!

April 24, 2010

How to Add the Facebook "Like" Button for Blogger!

I'm so excited about this!! A huge thanks to Mellisa {Getting All My Ducks In a Row} for sharing a fantastic tutorial she found on how to add the new Facebook "Like" button to each blog post! It is super-duper easy, even for the html impaired (ahem.. me)! Just be sure to read the instructions carefully.

Facebook Like/Recommend Button for Blogger

Mellisa also shared another great tip for searching codes in Blogger. Before you begin your search be sure that you click "expand widgets." Press CTRL and F at the same time and search box will appear. Type in the code your looking for and it automatically brings it up!

So go ahead..."like" all you want. :)

Bikini Kitchen: Super Booty Butter Tanning Lotion


When Spring arrives each year it takes all my will power not to head to the nearest tanning salon! I am about as white as white can get. I want a tan… I really do, but at this point in my life I’m no longer willing to risk my skin’s health at the tanning bed.

So, imagine my excitement when I was contacted by Bikini Kitchen to do a review of the best tanning lotion for your booty! Let me explain, Bikini Kitchen is an all-natural Booty Butter Tanning Lotion. It is made from Aloe, Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil, and Kona coffee plant extract. It smells divine (like coffee)!

Even though the tanning lotion itself is brown, it is NOT a self tanner and you’ll need a bit sun if you want some color. What I really like is that the Booty Butter Lotion can be combined with any SPF protection and you’ll still see results!

I love how the lotion just glides on and leaves no greasy residue! It even has a bit of sparkle in the lotion that gives you a “sun-kissed” glow. Other pluses- it’s water resistant, repels bugs, and NO animal testing! What more could you ask for?

Interested in learning more? Read more about Bikini Kitchen Booty Butter Tanning Lotion HERE.

Happy tanning!

Disclosure: I received a sample of Bikini Kitchen Tanning Lotion for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

Review: Beach Towels On Sale


Heading to the beach this summer? Check out Beach Towels on Sale! Beach Towels on Sale is a family owned business out of Tampa, Florida. This site offers a wide variety of beach towels perfect for your summer fun in the sun! Choose from a selection of Super Hero, Collegiate, Animal Print, and Cartoon towels. There is something for everyone!

I was sent the Pink Stripe beach towel and I am a very happy with it! Pink is one of my favorite colors and the pink strips are bright and vibrant! The towel measures 30in x 60in and is 100% cotton. It's not as thick as I hoped it would be, but it is still a nice and durable towel!

Disclosure: I received a sample of the product mentioned above for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

April 23, 2010

Hooray! It's Mega SwagBucks Friday!

Hooray it's Friday!! Happy Mega SwagBucks Friday! Today the wonderful people at SwagBucks increase the reward on your everyday searches! Today you have greater chance of earning larger SwagBucks! My favorite SwagBucks prize is the $5 Amazon gift cards! Last year I was able to purchase a brand new Kitchen Aid Mixer thanks to SwagBucks!

If you don't have a SwagBucks account, today would be a great day to sign up! You'll earn 30 SwagBucks to get you started!

Let me know if you hit the SwagBucks jackpot!

April 22, 2010

Winner of $25 Cafe Press Credit!

Congratulations to Chrissy (raclschell@) the winner of the $25 Cafe Press Credit!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Please Check Out My Other Giveaways:
Win an Inner Goddess Spa Pack & Coupons for Free Yoplait Yogurt! Ends 4/27

Win 500 Full-Color, Two-Sided Business Cards! Ends 4/28!

Free Tote Bag from Scotch-Brite Greener Clean!

Get a FREE Scotch-Brite Greener Clean tote bag when you buy any two Scotch Brite Greener Clean products!

Print your rebate form HERE.

Products must be purchased by 6/30/2010.

*Note: The Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Sponges are on sale this week at Kroger for $1.00 each! Use the $1.00/2 coupon and you'll end up paying $1.00 for 2 sponges and a tote bag!

A Not So Healthy CVS Trip

I had a $7.99 Extra Buck that was nearing 30 days after its expiration date. Not wanting it to go to waste this is what I grabbed! I had planned on getting a couple of the Thermacare Wraps but they were already gone.

1-Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 19.7 oz-$4.00; buy $10 worth of candy, get $5 EB
1-Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 12 oz-$3.00
1-Hershey Kisses 12 oz-$3.00
1-Green Bag Tag-$0.99; get $0.99 EB

-used $1.00/3 Hershey's MQ

Used $9.99 in Extra Bucks
Total Out of Pocket-$0.00 + tax ($0.66)
Extra Bucks Earned-$5 for Candy & $0.99 for Green Tag

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate With These Deals!

Celebrate Earth Day with these Deals!

-Head to The Disney Store today for your FREE Eco-Friendly Baseball Cap when you bring 6 empty plastic water bottles or soda cans to be recycled. Thanks Couponing To Disney!

-Design Your Own Reusable Bag and Recieve a Free Kroger Reusable Bag at Checkout!

-Enter to Win Your Own Custom Designed Reusable Bag! Ends Tonight!

-EarthBound Farms is giving away 4,000 reusable bags each day! Next giveaway begins 4/22 at 10am PDT! To sign up check the top right hand corner of the site.

-Score a FREE (after extra bucks) Green Bag Tag from CVS this week only! {Ask for a raincheck if your store is out of stock!}

-Calypso Studios is offerring 20% off ALL retail orders and FREE SHIPPING until April 30th! Just use the Promo Code: EarthDay 2010 at checkout.

Last Chance! Enter to Win a Custom Designed Reusable Bag!



Today is your last chance to enter to win your own Custom Designed Reusable Bag!

Giveaway ends tonight at 7pm. Enter to win
HERE.

April 21, 2010

{Closed} Giveaway: Win 500 Business Cards!

The wonderful people at Digital Room are sponsoring a fabulous giveaway this month! I've been wanting some new blog business cards and I'm glad to have learned about this site!

I'm excited to announce tha Digital Room has offered to giveaway 500 Business Cards to one(1) lucky I Am A Money Magnet reader!!

Just think of all the fabulous ways you can use business cards! Do you have a business to advertise? A product to sell? A blog to promote? Then ordering business cards online is a wonderful option!

Giveaway details:
UPrinting is offering ONE(1) lucky reader:

500 Business Cards!
Sizes: 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 3”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.5 x 3.5” (slim card)
Paper: 14 pt gloss or matter cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock
Specifications: Full Color Both Sides; Offset Press; 3 Business Day Printing
Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping
Eligibility: Limited to US Residents only

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To Enter:
1.)Leave a comment (with you name/email address) and tell me how you'll use your business cards!

Bonus Entries
1.) Subscribe to I Am A Money Magnet!
2.) Follow me on Twitter!
3.) Add my button to your blog and/or add my blog to your blogroll.
4.) Add me on Facebook!
5.)Follow me via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar)
6.) Blog about this giveaway {worth 2 entries! Leave separate comments.}
7.) Tweet this giveaway {Tweet: Win 500 Full Color Business Cards from @IAmAMoneyMagnet #giveaway-http://bit.ly/bfi8aa }

More Details:
1.)This giveaway is open to US residents ONLY.
2.) This giveaway will close on Wednesday April 28, 2010 at 7pm CST.
3.)The winner will be selected via random.org and the winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Thanks For Entering and Good Luck!

Disclosure: I will receive 500 Business Cards in exchange for hosting this giveaway. All opinions/words above are my own and in no other way was I compensated.

Kroger Shopping- A Cart Full of Healthy Food!

I had a healthy cart full of grocery this week! This week I'm totally obsessed with eating sauteed pepper and onion sandwiches for lunch. I've been taking my Arnold sandwich thins, spreading it with roasted red pepper hummus, and filling it with yummy peppers and onions! Weird or what?

Kroger
4-McCormick Marinades- $1.00 each
-used 4-$0.50/1 (4/18 RP; double to $1.00)
Final Cost-FREE

1-Arnold Sandwich Thins-$2.50
-used FREE coupon from manufacturer (cashier full value of coupon-$4)
-Final Cost-$1.50 Profit

3-Yoplait Greek Yogurt-$3.00 ($1 each)
-used 3-FREE coupons (from My Blog Spark/Pssst)
-Final Cost-FREE

1-Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta-$1.00
-used $1.00 MQ (Better Homes & Garden April 2010)
-Final Cost-FREE

4-Tropicana Trop50-$11.72 ($2.93 each)
-used 2-Buy One, Get One Free Coupons (No longer available)
-used 2-$1.00/1 MQ
-Final Cost-$3.86/4 ($0.97 each!)

3- Kroger Pepper and Onion Blend-$2.97 ($0.99 each)
-used $0.60/3 Kroger Homemailer Coupon
-Final Cost-$2.37 ($0.79 each)

2- Athenos Hummus-$2.00 ($1 each!)

2-Dole Salads-$2.00 ($1 each)

1-Bag of Mini Carrots-$1.00

1- Kroger Eggs 1 Dz-$0.79

1-Kroger Sour Cream 16 oz-$1.00

1-Chick Cookie Cutter-$0.21 (70% off)

1-Decorative Mini Cups-$0.63 (70% off)

1-Craisins Pomegranate 1oz-Free Sample! (very good by the way!)

Total Before Coupons-$32.52
Total After Coupons-$11.79 + tax ($0.23)



*This post is linked to Work Your Wallet Wednesday!

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Super Cheap Gummy Worms at Walgreens!


I love all things gummy! So when I read about this deal on Jennifer's blog I knew I had to get to Walgreens this week! This week Black Forest Gummies are on sale $0.39 each (limit 4). Pretty good deal on its own right?

But Guess what? You can make this deal even sweeter because Coupon Clippin Daddy posted about a $0.55/2 Black Forest Gummies coupon! That makes each bag just $0.12! Just a side note, this coupon will not scan at the register and will have to be keyed in by the cashier.

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Wordless Wednesday: Smooch A Pooch!


How cute is this pooch?! I just had to snap a picture when I spotted this cutie at the Everything Pet Expo in Cincinnati a couple weekends ago. My mom and I had a blast walking the aisles and checking out all things animal!

Check out these cute doggie treats....






Not to be confused with ...

The Swag was nice too!

April 20, 2010

{Closed} Yoplait Greek Yogurt- Nourish Your Inner Goddess Giveaway!


Yoplait recently introduced a brand new line of Greek Yogurt that is available in four different flavors- Strawberry, Honey Vanilla, Blueberry, and Plain. What’s different about this yogurt than other yogurts is that it has twice as much protein as found in other leading yogurt brands!

To celebrate its new Greek yogurt and to encourage women to nourish their inner goddess, Yoplait has teamed up with actress Izabella Miko, who plays Greek Goddess Athena in Warner Bros. Pictures´ and Legendary Pictures´ film new epic feature film "Clash of the Titans," which launched in theatres on April 2 in 3D.

I was given the opportunity to sample the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt line. I choose the Honey Vanilla flavor and to be quite honest I didn’t like the flavor at all. While I didn’t like the flavor, the texture and consistency of the yogurt was very thick and creamy and I did like that!

Thanks to Yoplait and MyBlogSpark, one of you will have the chance to sample the new Yoplait Greek yogurt and receive a “Nourish Your Inner Goddess” gift pack (pictured below).



Giveaway Details:
The winner will receive two VIP* coupons for two free cups of Yoplait Greek yogurt, and information about the product. You will also receive a Yoplait Greek "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" gift pack, which includes some great items that will help you relax!

*Please note: The coupon offer for a free cup of Yoplait Greek yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee.

To Enter (please leave a way for me to contact you!!):
1.)Leave me a comment telling me which flavor yogurt you would like to try!

Bonus Entries (please leave a separate entry for each)
1.) Subscribe to I Am A Money Magnet!
2.) Follow I Am A Money Magnet on Twitter!
3.) Add my button to your blog and/or add my blog to your blogroll.
4.) Follow I Am A Money Magnet on Facebook
5.) Blog about this giveaway {Worth 2 entries! Leave separate comments.}
6.) Tweet this giveaway {Tweet: Nourish Your Inner Goddess and Enter to Win A Spa Pack and Free Yoplait Coupons @IAmAMoneyMagnet-http://bit.ly/cwy28c }

More Details:
1.) This giveaway will close on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7pm CST.
2.)The winner will be selected via random.org and the winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Buying Glasses Online


I’ve been wearing eyeglasses for about 10 years now. I was a freshman in college when I started noticing that I couldn’t read the board unless I was sitting in the front row. After college I got my own vision insurance and really started paying attention to the cost of eyeglasses. I was floored! Even with vision insurance I was still paying $100+ a pair!

Growing up, I always thought it was a requirement to purchase prescription glasses at the eye doctor’s office. At the time I had no idea that it was mandated by law that the doctor had to provide you with a copy of your prescription at your request!

You see, I like to get a new pair of glasses every year. However, without fail, I’m always attracted to the same type of frame and color of my previous glasses. It’s always been difficult for me to “branch out” and try new styles of glasses because at $100 + a pair I didn’t want to be stuck with a pair of glasses I end up not liking!

Just recently did I learn that I could purchase glasses online at the fraction of the cost! I was shocked at the savings! I love having the option to purchase glasses online for a couple reasons- 1) It’s so much cheaper! 2) Most companies offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee- if I don’t like what I got I can send it back hassle free!

Have you tried ordering prescription glasses online?


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GlassesUSA, but all opinions 100% mine.

Thrifty Tip Tuesday: Spring Fever!

New to Thrifty Tip Tuesday? Start Here.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I’m suffering from spring fever. Between all the beautiful weather we’ve had and traveling out of town two weeks in a row shopping has been low on my priority list!

I finally got my hands on some vermiculite this week for our square foot garden. So far Micah has built me three frames for the garden and I’m hoping I can talk him into making at least one more for me. I can’t wait till I can start planting my little seedlings outside!

Last week I turned in my resignation at work after accepting a position with another employer. While I gave a 30 day notice, this Friday will be last day. So, needless to say I’ve been busy at work tying up loose ends and making sure everything is in order before I go. While I’m excited about this new opportunity, I’m still anxious/nervous about learning a new company!

Then, on top of all that my house is a disaster zone and I seriously need to get going on organizing my stuff for our yard sale. So, I do hope you’ll forgive me if my posts seem a bit sporadic!

This week’s thrifty tip: Stay Home and Save Money! I've been so busy the last two weeks that I have barely glanced at the sales ads. Even though I use coupons it's easy for me to drop $10, $15,$20 in one trip to the grocery store. So, staying out of the store over the last two weeks has really saved us money (and besides that we are eating food from our pantry that needs to be eaten)!

Do you find that staying home from the store saves you money?

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April 19, 2010

Saving the Earth With My Designer Bag!

Remember last week when I shared with you about the Kroger Reusable Bag Design Contest? Today my reusable bag from Cafe Press arrived in the mail and I love, love, love it!!
Check it out!

And don't forget, you can win your very own custom designed reusable bag too! I am giving away a $25 credit to Cafe Press so that you can have your own design printed and shipped to your front door!

Enter to win HERE.

Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter Review

A few months ago I had the opportunity to review a Christmas cookie cutters for a company called Cheap Cookie Cutters. I was totally pleased with the performance of those cookie cutters so when the company contacted me to review their mini Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter I agreed to it right away.

I mean come on, who can resist a Mickey Mouse shaped cookie! The cutter itself is heavy duty (not flimsy like some cookie cutters I have worked with). The cookie cutter I received measures approximately 2” to 2.5” wide and is made in Hong Kong. It is available for purchase for $5.99. I can't wait to make some of the cutest sugar cookies ever! Wouldn't this be perfect for a child's birthday party or a Disney themed get together?

If you’re in the market for some cute cookie cutters check out MickeyMouseCookieCutters.com!

Disclosure: I received a small Mickey Mouse cookie cutter for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.

April 17, 2010

Free Kotex Sample- 4 Different Samples!

Right now Kotex has FOUR (4) different sampling packs from which to choose!

The best part- you can sign up for all four samples! That's what I did! I'm counting on the coupons that usually come with these samples!

SunChips Snacks Sample Day at Walmart!


Today, April 17th, Walmart is hosting a special sampling day event for SunChips! They will be featuring the New SunChips 100% Compostable Bag! So go and enjoy some free SunChips today!

Find out if your WalMart is participating HERE.

April 16, 2010

Sears Salute To Heros Sale- 10% Discount

On Saturday, April 17th, Sears is honoring America's service people (police, military, veterans, firefighters, teachers and hospital staff) with a special Salute to Heroes sale from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Sears is offering an extra 10% off its lowest prices and the discount applies to almost all of the items in store at select stores! Here is the link to a flyer with all the details and coupons!

Don't forget to bring your ID to prove your Hero status!

Sunday Coupon Preview {4.18.10}



Looks like there will be TWO(2) inserts in the Sunday newspaper- 1 Red Plum and 1 SmartSource. Just click on the Sunday Coupon Preview above for a complete listing of coupons. Keep in mind, coupons may vary by region.

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Happy Mega SwagBucks Friday! Today the wonderful people at SwagBucks increase the reward on your everyday searches! Today you have greater chance of earning larger SwagBucks! So search away!

If you don't have a SwagBucks account, today would be a great day to sign up! You'll earn 30 SwagBucks to get you started! Did you know it only take 450 SwagBucks to earn a $5 Amazon giftcard?!

Let me know if you hit the SwagBucks jackpot!

April 15, 2010

Aveeno- Free Sample of Nourish+ Hair Care

Try a Free Sample of Aveeno Nourish + Hair Care!

On The Cuff Review


*Smack self on forehead* Ever come across a product and think, “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that?” ON THE CUFF is one of those products! Made from a unique stretch material On The Cuff was created as the perfect solution to stop water from running down your arms.

When I received the product I was a little skeptical that the “one size fits all” cuffs were going to fit. However, with a little stretching on my part they fit perfectly! I didn’t stretch gently either… I wanted to be sure that the material would hold up.

This is such a smart product! I love that I can slip these on while I’m washing my face or brushing my teeth and I don’t have to worry about water running down my arms! These cuffs are also perfect for rinsing dishes and washing the car. No longer do you have to worry about ruining your clothes.

On The Cuff is available for $7.99 a pair or $24.99 for a set of four. Each order comes in your choice of a white or teal mesh bag for convenient drying.

Tell me what you think about On The Cuff!

Disclosure: By way of The Product Review Place, I received the opportunity to sample On The Cuff for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own.

Save $1.00/2 Oreo or Chips Ahoy Cookies!

Are you a Nabisco Facebook Fan? Get $1.00 off when you buy any 2 Oreo or Chips Ahoy Cookies! Offer valid 4/6-4/30/2010. Max. 100,000 while they last!


I just printed my coupon and it looks like the coupon is good 30 days from the date you print.

{Closed} Kroger Reusable Bag Contest + $25 Giveaway!


It’s that time of year again! Earth day is coming soon (April 22- in case you didn’t know) and Kroger is once again inviting customers to participate in the 3rd Annual Kroger Reusable Shopping Bag Contest!

Check out the Kroger Design Site where you can design your own reusable grocery bag with Kroger’s easy-to-use design tool! Every Shopper’s Card holder who submits a design will receive a credit for a FREE reusable shopping bag!

I’m all about FREE and helping the environment so I spent yesterday evening designing my reusable bag. It only took me a few minutes and here's what I came up with.... What do you think?

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Honey Bear Says... Make a Pawsitive Difference!

The contest runs April 12 through May 21. Once your design has been approved you can share it with your friends and family and encourage them to vote for you! The top 10 designs will be selected by an expert panel and the grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and will have their bag design sold in stores!

This year Kroger has partnered with Café Press so that you have the option of purchasing a reusable canvas bag with your design on it!! I purchased my design and I can't wait to shop with it!

It’s worth noting that a variety of stores under the Kroger banner are participating in this contest including Kroger, QFC, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Smith’s, Jay-C, Owen’s, PayLess, Highlander, and Ralphs.


Win Your Own Custom Designed Reusable Bag!
The giveaway winner will receive a $25 credit to Cafe Press so they can order their very own custom designed, reusable bag!

*Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you via email if you're the winner.*

Ways To Enter (please leave a separate entry for each comment):
1.) Design your own reusable bag and leave a comment with your unique bag design number.

2.)Subscribe to I Am A Money Magnet!

3.) Follow I Am A Money Magnet on Twitter!

4.)Vote for my reusable bag design.

5.) Blog about this giveaway {Worth 2 entries! Leave separate comments.}

6.) Tweet this giveaway {Tweet: Win your own Reusable Bag Design from @IAmAMoneyMagnet & @KrogerDeals!-http://bit.ly/bbbE3A }

More Details:
1.) This giveaway will close on Monday, April 22, 2010 at 7pm CST.
2.)The winner will be selected via random.org and the winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Thanks For Entering & Good Luck!!

Disclosure: Kroger provided me with a $25 gift card from its One-Stop Gift Card Shop so that I could have my reusable bag design printed, as well as a gift card for one of my readers so they could do the same.