Entries from March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009


Weekend Update

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Disneyshopping.com Easter Sale, click below!
Put a little Spring in your heart at the DisneyShopping.com Easter Boutique. Valid through 04.12.09.


Roots of Nature free sample from Walmart

Kellogg's All Bran lemonade free sample from Walmart

Print FREE Grocery Coupons at Home

Glade $4 coupon for the "Fragrance Collection" candles

Dove free Heat Defense shampoo sample

Goodnites free sample offer


Mid-Week Update

I have several food freebies to share with you:

- Ben and Jerry's free cone day is April 21

- Another Ben and Jerry's deal: Donate a non-perishable food item March 24 and receive a scoop for $1!

- Rita's free Italian Ice, March 20

- Ikea, free breakfast, March 20-22

First 20 Prints FREE from Snapfish


Pro Plan free coupon offer

Yankee Candle, $1 tarts and votives- 3/22/09

Free samples and more for your new baby! Click below!
FREE stuff for the coming baby!

Find the Easter egg(s) on Meijer.com and get a discount!

Meijer printable coupons for frozen food and more

Free Glamour makeup case w/ samples w/ purchase at CVS- 4/12/09

Harry and David, 30% off- 3/22/09

- I've just added a new article: Clear Out Clutter and Make Cash at a Resale Event

Factory Card and Party, 30% off- 3/28/09

Container Store, 25% off- 4/13/09


Stop Your Bank from Stealing From You

I've blogged on the issue of outrageous and unfair overdraft fees in the past. Well, the government is now getting more involved with regulating this extremely unfair practice by banks. If you've been burned by overdraft fees, or even if you haven't and use a debit card, you need to keep reading:

Have you ever used your debit card to make a purchase, or an ATM withdrawal, only to discover the bank socked you with an "overdraft" fee that in some cases was more than the amount you just spent? If you're as frustrated with unauthorized overdraft fees as I am, take a moment to turn your anger into real change.

The Federal Reserve Board just issued proposed reforms that would change how the banks do business when it comes to overdraft fees. But it may pass a version of this rule that does not go far enough to protect you. You can tell the Fed about your experience with overdraft fees, and send your comments supporting tougher rules, by clicking the link below.

Each year the banks collect more than $17.5 billion of our money in these overdraft charges. What's worse, they don't ask our permission first for providing this "service." Rather, they automatically put us in their most expensive overdraft programs, which charge us up to 5,200% APR. Even loan sharks would be embarrassed by those rates!

In this economy, we can't afford outrageous bank fees especially when we don't get to decide first if we want to pay them. Take a moment to tell the Fed that you want an end to excessive and unauthorized overdraft fees, and you want the right to opt-in to these services.

Send your comments directly to the Fed by copying and pasting the follwoing link: cu.convio.net/OverDraft

Thank you!

And you can share your story too!

Send this blog link to everyone you know. Banks are stealing people's hard earned money EVERY DAY and getting away with it.


Monday Update

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I spent Sat. morning at Kiddie Kloset, selling some toys and kid's clothing. My husband helped out too! I did ok $$ money-wise but better than that, was getting rid of more clutter!

If you ever sign up for a resale event, here is a tip: toys, especially new or hardly used, are a very popular seller. Most of the toys I had for sale were gone in the first two hours. I also sold a kid's desk and workbench (with tools) and those sold very quickly. The clothing wasn't as popular. I had clothing left over at the end of the sale and I donated it.


Article: Extreme Tightwads

Starkist Seasations Guarantee- 12/31/09

Bath and Body Works, $10 off Patricia Wexler- 4/5/09

Borders, 20% off- 3/24/09


Free Silver Makeup bag from Teen Vogue:
Purchase Cover Girl Exact Eyelights and send in receipt and name and address to:
Teen Vogue/Covergirl
PO Box 5240
Pittsfield, MA 01203-5240

While supplies last.


Free turquoise crystal ear buds w/ any Paris Hilton Fairy Dust fragrance purchase at Macy's from Teen Vogue:
Send receipt and name and address to:
Teen Vogue/ Paris Hilton
PO Box 5240
Pittsfield, MA 01203-5240

While supplies last.