Friday, May 31, 2013

Wine of the Month Club Giveaway

Here's a great gift to win for Dad, grads, or anyone else who likes wine or wants to learn more about wine!

Enter below, then leave a comment. Thanks!

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Welcome to the Dads, Grads & Weddings California Wine Club Giveaway!

Do you need some gift ideas for Dad? How about gifts for the College Grad you know, a gift for a wedding or any other special occasion?

Sponsored by: California Wine Club Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Hosted by: Baby Costcutters, Mom to Bed By 8, Powered by Mom and My Dairy Free Gluten Life

It's that time of year where we start to look for gifts for dads, college graduations, weddings and so much more. Wouldn't you like to give them a gift they can enjoy for as long as they want, that has variety, brings them something new each month and better yet is a high quality gift without the high prices? A California Wine Club membership is perfect for wine lovers and those who want to experience and learn more about wines.

A membership to California Wine Club would be a unique and special gift that someone could enjoy for years to come. California Wine Club memberships would also add touch of class to corporate parties as gifts and prizes, it's never too early to plan that company Christmas party! Or better yet treat yourself and start enjoying some fine wines that don't have the high price tag attached to them and if you want to share your wine at family gatherings you can!

With new wines to try every month and the ability to order favorite ones up to 50% off you can't go wrong with a California Wine Club membership!

Reserve Father's Day Gifts and Save - Reserve gifts now and get a 3 month gift for the prize of 2 months! GO HERE to find out more!


Spelling Bee Knaidel

One of my favorite days of the year is the day of the National Spelling Bee. I love to watch it each year on ESPN and play alongside the kids as they spell words, many of which I've never heard.  But sometimes I get them right!

And another thing I love is to cook from scratch, especially the traditional recipes from my grandmother and great-grandmother.  I have a recipe book made by my mom that has many of these recipes.  It's like going on a trip back in time when I cook one of their dishes.

So I was really excited to see both these interests come together when 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali, from Bayside, New York - just a few miles away from where my grandparents lived! - spelled the word "knaidel" to win the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

I love knaidel - it's a Yiddish dumpling.  While it can be made from many different ingredients, such as potatoes or nuts, the best known knaidel is the matzah ball.

So soon I'll be making my grandmother's recipe of knaidlach (the plural of knaidel) to celebrate the winning word of the spelling bee!

Here's the recipe:


4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1-1/4 cup matzah meal
2 tbsp chicken broth or water

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the oil, salt, and pepper, and mix until thoroughly combined.  Add the matzah meal and mix until the matzah meal is moistened.  Add the water and mix again.  Put the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Boil 8 cups of water in a large pot, adding salt to taste.  Remove the matzah meal mixture.  Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a ball with your hands.  Place the rolled balls on a plate.  Continue until all of the mixture has been used, about 12-16 balls.  Place matzah balls into the boiling water with a slotted spoon.  Once all the matzah balls are in the pot, cover and turn down to low.  Allow the matzah balls to simmer gently for 30-40 minutes.

Remove matzah balls with a slotted spoon and place in heated chicken soup.  Serve 2-3 matzah balls per serving of soup.

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Title loans - good idea?

Thanks to eTitle Loan for providing the information for this post!

Is a car title loan for you?

A car title loan is a loan where the title of your car is used as collateral.  Because the car serves as collateral, the loan can be larger and at a lower interest rate than an unsecured loan such as a credit card or a payday loan.

It is also easier to qualify for a car title loan than other kinds of loan such as a car loan or a home mortgage.  For instance, your credit score generally is not taken into consideration when making a car title loan.  So if you have bad credit and need a loan, a title loan may be right for you.  As long as you have some sort of income, such as a job, child support, or unemployment payments, you will most likely be approved for the loan.

On the down side, if you don't pay the loan, you will lose your car - even if you're already made several payments toward your loan.  If you need the car to get to work, it could have an impact on your employment as well.

If you're unable to create an emergency fund or have already spent all of it due to an ongoing emergency, and if you can't qualify for a loan due to bad credit, a title loan is a solution that will give you the money to pay the necessary bills.

If you take out Fast Loans in Miami FL or from anywhere else, definitely make sure that you have as low an interest rate as possible, and pay off the loan as fast as you possibly can.  Sell some items and work extra hours, anything to get the loan paid off and the car title back in your hands.

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Publix: Cheap pasta and cereal

This was a pretty good week at Publix!  I was able to get more cereal - thank goodness, since my kids have eaten up almost all of the cereal I had previously stockpiled.  And I was able to get some pasta, also an item which was almost gone from the stockpile.

I also got some bagels, sugar, and granola bars.  Not the most healthful shopping trip, but I definitely saved a lot!

I also purchased some Goodnites for my middle daughter, which brought my pre-coupon total over $50 and enabled me to get a $50 gas card for only $40.  Who doesn't love free gas?

Here's what I got this week:

4 Fiber One cereal @ BOGO $4.55 = $9.10
- 4 $0.75 off ONE BOX Fiber One cereal
=  $6.10 for four, or $1.53 each

2 Multigrain Cheerios @ $1.99 = $3.98
- 2 $0.75 off ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios cereal
=  $2.48 for two, or $1.24 each

2 Domino sugar, 5 lb @ $1.99 = $3.98
- $0.75/2 Domino sugar printable (zip 60540)
= $3.23 for two, or $1.62 each

4 Nature Valley granola bars @ 2/$5.00 = $10.00
- 2 $0.50 off TWO BOXES Nature Valley Granola Bars
- 2 $2/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars, exp. 5/31/13 (Publix Grilling Season Flyer)
=  $5.00 for four, or $1.25 each

6 Dreamfield pasta @ 3/$5.00 = $10.00
- 6 $1.00/1 Dreamfield pasta (sign up)
= $4.00 for six, or 67¢ each

2 Publix bagels 4 ct @ BOGO $1.79
= 90¢ each

Total spent: $22.60
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $38.54
(plus a $50 gas gift card for $40)
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Baby Prize Package Giveaway

Happy first blogiversary to my friend Amy over at Confessions of a Messy Mama!

To celebrate, she's giving away a prize package for moms of babies - the prize package is worth over $650!  See below for a list of all the amazing prizes in this prize package.

Enter on the Rafflecopter and be sure to wish Amy a happy blogiversary!

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Bobee Diaper and Wipes Dispenser is an must have for any parent of an infant.  The Messy House was lucky enough to get the diaper stacker to review.  You know that this messy place needs all the help as it can get with clutter.  It did an amazing job and helps me to stay organized, at least in the changing station.  If only the Bobee made something to get the rest of my life organized!   The winner will receive the below predecorated Bobee and wall decals!  The decals are removable, so if you aren't thrilled about this particular design, then you can make your own!  

Glow Bug Cloth Diaper will be giving the winner their choice of boy, girl or neutral print diaper!  I was able to review two Glow Bug Cloth Diapers.  One from the 2012 line and one from the 2013 line. I've never had a leak using these diapers and they are so cute.  My favorite feature of this particular diaper is the double Gussets!  I love how affordable they are also, you purchase the system, not the individual diaper.  One system comes with 12 one-size pocket diapers with snaps in a free wet bag and 18 absorbent snap-in inserts.  They are made with NEW SlimDry fabric fro the trimmest fit.

Simple Addiction is a an online store that has a variety of boutique items offered at discounted prices.  "Who said you couldn’t save money while spending money?" is Simple Addiction's view.   All items are 50 - 80% off retail prices.  Simple Addiction offers the items for 36 hours to keep their inventory fresh.   I loved the products that I received and all the products that I see on there.  There are different products everyday!  Simple Addiction is giving the winner a $50 gift certificate to pick out what ever they want! 

Wittlebee sent a box for my 4 year old and me to review.  If you don’t know what Wittlebee is, it’s a monthly service that delivers clothing for your children from birth to 6 years old.  The box was sent out to my door within a couple of days.  I was shocked at how quickly it arrived.   If you visit Wittlebee's website it states that you will receive over $100 worth of retail in every box.  The service is $39.99 a month.  There are lots of different monthly subscription boxes out there.  You can choose from baby products to pet products and everything in between.  What busy mama doesn't need this service?  Wittlebee is giving the winner one box, winner's choice of gender and size!

Manna Organics, LLC is a family owned and operated bakery. All our products are vegan, kosher, organic and carefully hand-made. Our signature product is the fully sprouted MANNA BREAD®, cake-like, free of salt, no oils, no sweeteners, no leavening agents. Manna bread is moist and delicious, high in protein and fiber. Sold in the USA and Canada, in the Frozen Foods section."  I was sent the Millet RiceCinnamon DateFig, Fennel and Flax (a new flavor); and Gluten Free Open Sesame to review.  Winner will receive four  loaves of Manna Bread.

Burp'n Baby sent me one of the softest baby blankets I have ever touched to review.  Not only was it solf but it was super cute too.  I like that Burp’nBaby is committed to maintaining its Made in the USA status.   Burp'nBaby doesn't just offer blankets.  They have a variety of soft baby gifts.  They are giving the winner the blanket below, it's so cute and with perfect colors for summer.

Smoobee Magic No Cry Brush is giving the lucky winner a Smoobe Magic No Cry Brush!  The first thing I did when I received the brush to review was inspect it myself, looking for some magic pixie dust sprinkled on it or something.  Smoobee is a dual hairbrush, it's a natural bristle brush and a cushioned pad hairbrush in one.   It is very well made and you can tell that the makers of Smoobee take pride in their work, but I still didn't see any magic dust.  Smoobee worked like a charm with both my older girls, there is no fighting in the morning to brush hair anymore!

Sage Spoonfuls sent me a copy of the award-winning book Sage Spoonfuls-Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies, written by Liza Huber to review.  I completely expect a regular good old fashioned recipe book.  You know, with a bunch of measurered out recipes.  This isn't some regular recipe book.  This is like the encylopedia of baby food.  Sage Spoonfuls is giving the winner a Let's Get Started Package ($99)!  I am super jealous over this one!  I do love my Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies but this is a great package that the winner is getting!

This packages includes:

"Sage Spoonfuls-Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies" by Liza Huber Winner of the 2012 Mom's Best Literary Gold Award!
Immersion Blender and Food Processor  puree 2 week's worth of baby food in just seconds!
12 BPA-free 4 oz Storage Jars with 60 Labels  make and store your baby's food in large batches and easily take it on-the-go. Made in the USA!
2 Stackable Storage Trays – keeps your fresh baby food organized and easily accessable. Made in the USA!
1 Pocket Nutrition Guide  learn about age-appropriate foods, foods to avoid, organics, infant CPR and more.

When Melissa & Doug asked me which product I'd like to review it took me forever to decide.  Melissa and Doug is known for the quality of their products and how their products foster imagination in our children.  I chose the Deluxe Puppet Theater to review and three hand puppets!  My girls play with this almost every single day!  They have received other Melissa & Doug toys as gifts and enjoy each one of them immensely.   Melissa & Doug is giving the winner $50 in toys of the winner's choice!  

The Mixie Bottle is another must have for any parent of an infant who is takes a bottle.  I wish I would have received this much sooner, I reviewed the Mixie Bottle just before FB's first birthday.  Basically you have a bottle with an inner compartment. Inside this compartment you put your formula. You put the entire bottle together, fill with water and you have yourself a bottle ready to go. All you have to do is push a button and viola - the formula mixes with the water, and you have a ready to feed bottle.  The winner will receive one 4 oz Mixie Bottle (rv $18.95).

aden + anais® is providing the winner with mum + bub™ hair and body wash and ultra-gentle lotion ($31.90).   The bottle states:  "Tested on Raegan, her girls and the growing aden + anais® family. Not tested on animals."  This statement provides me with the security that the makers of this product believe in it enough to use it their family.  I definitely recommend the mum + bub™ skin care line by aden + anais® .  I love the fact that it's made for the whole family, well who am I kidding, Mr. Messy would never use it.  I like that I can take a shower with my baby and not have to use a bunch of different products.  

Painted Earth, Cosmetics from Nature has become my new obsession after reviewing several of their products.  I was super excited to hear that Painted Earth would be giving the winner my favorite products!  Winner will get the Vitamin C Serum, Blueberry Cranberry Oxygen Scrub, Boo Boo Gel and Victorian Charm Mint Lip Gloss (RV $134.50).  I can't, well I can because my skin is now amazing, but I won't go a day without the Vitamin C Serum, the tone of my skin is so even when I use this serum and my skin is brighter!  Trust me when I tell you that you want to win this set!  My girls love the Boo Boo Gel and the Mint Lip Gloss will give you a little boost when you need it.  I love how soft my skin feels after using the Blueberry Cranberry Oxygen Scrub!  

Lässig has so many diaper bags that are stylish!  I strongly suggest that you take the time to look at Lässig and find the right bag for your style.  Especially if you have been unsuccessful in the past and combining your style with your baby.  It's really hard to be a fashionable woman while still being a great mom, Lässig makes it a little easier for us.  I was able to review the  Brief Snake bag in Beige and carry it all the time!  My friends without children have made comments about borrowing it.   Winner will receive the Lassig Glam Banana Diaper Bag (rv $119).

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.A. and 18+
Giveaway ends June 21st, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Free blogger opportunity: $100 Cash Giveaway

Here's a giveaway that will be coming up soon! Bloggers, please join me!


This giveaway is hosted by Empowered Mommy along with their blogging friends.

It's Summer Time! We are giving away $100 Cash to one lucky winner. Wipe the sweat!

Blogger Opportunity:

- Participation is free with announcement post or $5 without announcement post.

- Get 1 free link (Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest) on rafflecopter if you agree to promote the giveaway.

- Host pages, secret word, comments to your blog post available for $11 each. Grab your places now and get those Alexa numbers down! Limited places - first come first serve basis!

- Extra links $2 each (No referral links allowed)

- Co-host spots available for $20 - get a link back to your blog on each giveaway post as well as 3 free additional links.

Referral prize: Those who refers the most bloggers to sign up gets a link back of their blog on each giveaway post for free! All payments received goes towards the giveaway.

Questions goes to:

Sign ups: May 7, 2013 to June 7, 2013

Giveaway dates: June 9, 2013 to July 9, 2013


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Chocolate Chip Blondies (Frugal Food Thursday)

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Welcome to Frugal Food Thursday!  If you have a great frugal recipe, please link up below! 

These recipes are also listed at these wonderful linkup parties - thank you to all the hosts for allowing me to link up!

I love to bake - maybe a little too much.

I generally do some baking for treats for my kids' lunchbags during the weekend.  I usually make brownies or sugar cookies, as those are the easiest to make and don't need any special ingredients.

But when I have a bag of chocolate chips, I love to make these chocolate chip blondies!

Here's the recipe:


Acer Netbook Giveaway

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Here's a great giveaway for an Acer netbook computer!  Enter below, then leave a comment - thanks!

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Welcome to the Train Online! Acer Netbook Giveaway hosted by Stay at Stay at Home Mom with cohosts Mew Review, Budget Earth, and Mom to Bed by 8, and sponsored by MTACC.

About our Sponsor:

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  • Begin working from home in as little as six months
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  • Qualified Military spouses are eligible for zero out of pocket expenses*
  • Free Netbook laptop with enrollment**
  • Convenient payment plans available
*Eligible military spouse tuition is paid in full by MyCAA. Zero out of pocket expenses for qualified military spouses minus $20.00 membership plus fee

**Netbook laptop included with paid in full courses. Netbook laptop NOT included with payment plans

Get more info about MTACC here!

Giveaway Details:

  • One winner will receive this AOD270-1375 10.1 Acer Netbook valued at over $250!
  • Giveaway runs May 29 - June 18
  • Winner must be in the United States
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter to win
  • This blog is not responsible for prize shipment and was not compensated for this post
  • Questions? Contact Stay a Stay at Home Mom


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cheap magazine subscriptions

Thanks to Subscription Addiction for providing the information for this post!

When I needed to cut back on expenses, one of the first things to go were magazines.  They were low-hanging fruit: they're an ongoing expense that is clearly a want, not a need.  The articles, while interesting and entertaining, generally aren't important to my life.  And any information I find in magazines, I can probably find online or at the library.

Yet, I still enjoy reading magazines!  When you only have a few minutes to read, it's tough to get started reading a book, only to put it down again.  The magazine format is great to fill those extra minutes here and there while you're waiting for something.  You can bring them anywhere and don't have to worry about finding wi-fi.  And the light, breezy articles are great for reading when you don't really want to activate your brain.

So though I've cut some magazine subscriptions, I'm always on the lookout for getting them inexpensively.  I often find free subscription deals, which I publish here for all of you on Frugal Follies.  For instance, right now I'm receiving one-year subscriptions of Family Fun, Allrecipes, and Better Homes and Gardens - all of which I got for free.

If you're looking for a specific magazine, though, it's easier to find an inexpensive deal than waiting around for months and months, hoping to find a free deal.  One great source of inexpensive magazines that I recently discovered is Subscription Addiction.

Subscription Addiction is a great source for low-cost magazine subscriptions.  For instance, right now they have lots of major magazines for 40%, 50% or even 76% off!  I saw a Good Housekeeping subscription for only $10 - what a great deal!

And even better are Subscription Addiction's subscription packages.  You can get three subscriptions of selected titles for only $30, and four subscription for only $35.  The latter deal means you'll get each subscription for under $9 each.  Wow!

And even better - you can use the code mom15per to save an additional 15% off.  That means your four subscriptions will be only $29.75, or around $7.50 each.  That's a great deal!

So if you've cut out magazine subscriptions in your quest to be more frugal, you don't need to get rid of them completely.   Check out Subscription Addiction!

(This post is sponsored by Subscription Addiction and may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.)


Publix: My children's favorites!

It's a yucky, rainy day here in usually beautiful, sunny South Florida, but I braved the heavy showers to head out to Publix once more before the sales week was up!

I got some good deals on ice cream and Cheerios - two of my kids' favorite things to eat!

On my last trip, I was only able to buy two containers of Ben & Jerry's, as I only had one $1/1 Ben & Jerry's Frozen Yogurt or Ice Creams, exp. 6/16/13 (RP 05/19/13) coupon, which I combined with a Publix manufacturer's e-coupon.  But on Sunday I got my free coupon inserts for 5/19, so I was able to get six more containers for only $1.00 each.  Great, yummy deal!

And last week, I bought four boxes of MultiGrain Cheerios.  We only have one left, believe it or not.  So I wanted to get more, but I was out of prints of the $0.75 off ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios cereal coupon.  So instead, I saved a little less and used the $0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal coupon to get two boxes of Original Cheerios for $1.49 each.

The whole trip ended costing me nothing out of pocket, as I used a Publix gift card that I had received for running a Publix gift card giveaway.  But I'm still counting the full amount here for my budgeting.

Here are the details of these deals:

2 Original Cheerios @ $1.99 = $3.98
- 2 $0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal
= $2.98 for two, or $1.49 each

6 Ben & Jerry's ice cream @ BOGO $3.99  = $11.97
- 6 $1/1 Ben & Jerry's Frozen Yogurt or Ice Creams, exp. 6/16/13 (RP 05/19/13)
= $5.97 for six, or $1.00 each

Tax: 72¢
Total out of pocket:  $9.67
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $22.17

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ALDI: Great price on crackers

One thing that I love about ALDI is that some items are even cheaper there than if you bought the name brand at Publix on sale and with coupons.

For instance, take crackers.  The thin wheat kind (similar to Wheat Thins) are $1.39 per box and the woven wheat kind (similar to Triscuits) are $1.25 per box at my store.  The same-sized name brand at Publix costs $3.69.  If it went on a BOGO sale, that would be two boxes for $3.69, or $1.85 per box.

The current best coupon right now for those products is the $0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product, exp. 7/14/13 (SS 05/19/13 R) coupon.  So subtracting that, you'd get two boxes for $2.94, or $1.47 per box.

So the ALDI price is even better! And because of that, I picked up two boxes of crackers along with the rest of my groceries.  My kids love to snack on cheese and crackers.

Here's what I got:

2 gallons milk @ $3.39 = $6.78
2 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢ = $1.98
1 16-oz shredded cheddar @ $3.29
1 8-oz cheddar block @ $1.79
2 cream cheese @ $1.19 = $2.38
2 blueberries @ $1.69 = $3.38
1 Romaine hearts @ $1.99
1.77 lb bananas @ 44¢/lb = 78¢
1 thin wheat crackers @ $1.39
1 instant oatmeal @ $1.49
1 fruit snack bar @ $1.89
1 woven wheat crackers @ $1.25
2 whole wheat bread @ $1.29 = $2.58

Total spent: $30.97

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ClosetMaid Organizer Giveaway

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This summer, I'm planning on reorganizing my whole house, top to bottom! I'm going to go into every drawer, every closet, every shelf, and clean it up. I can't wait to see my whole house completely organized.

I'm sure that products like this Closetmaid organizer will help me keep it organized! Enter for a chance to win your own Closetmaid organizer!

Sponsored By: ClosetMaid

Thank you to our wonderful Co-Hosts for helping us out with this great giveaway: Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, My Four Littles, Tunica Mama, and Recreate and Decorate.

Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with ClosetMaid and a great group of bloggers to offer you this opportunity. ClosetMaid has been around for over 45 years helping people get organized in their homes. They are the worldwide leader in home storage and organization. Their products are sold at retailers across the nation including Target, Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes, Amazon and more! Check out Everything Mommyhood's ClosetMaid Review.

I would love to win this, and I know you would, too!  I love the dark cherry wood.  Too often organizing products are made of brightly-colored plastic and don't match the rest of your decor.  But I could use this product in my living room, and it would look great!

ClosetMaid is offering ONE lucky winner a chance to win a 9 Cube Organizer in Dark Cherry w/4 storage bins! All you have to do is enter on the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Giveaway begins 5/29/2013 at 12am EST and will end 6/16/2013 at 11:59pm EST.

US Residents only, void where prohibited

18 and up

All winning entries WILL be verified


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Back under budget! (Wednesday Weekly Shopping)

Coupon Shopping
I invite you to link up to your best grocery deals below, to inspire others to save more! 

Last week, I went over my weekly budget average of $80 per week for groceries, paper goods,  and personal care items.  There were lots of great deals, and I went a little overboard, so my weekly average for the year was around $81.

But I only did a little shopping this week, so I went back below budget - $79.72. Yay!

Here's what I got this week:


Try Nielsen Consumer Panel again!

If you've applied for the Nielsen Consumer Panel in the past and have been turned down, try again - your zip code may now be part of their program!

The panel focuses on measuring consumer attitudes and behavior. The panel members' opinions help manufacturers and retailers make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

If you're accepted as a panel member, the Nielsen Consumer Panel will provide you with a hand-held scanner as shown in the graphic above. Every time you or members of your household shop, you'll use the scanner to scan the barcodes on all of your purchases. Then, once a week, you'll send in your purchase information. No landline is required.

You'll earn gift points that are redeemable for name-brand merchandise, and you'll also earn entries into sweepstakes, such as the monthly $500 American Express gift card giveaway and the $20,000 quarterly giveaway.

Click here to apply to be a member!

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Coupons ending soon!

The coupons listed below will be gone at the end of the month, so be sure to print them if you think you'll use them in June!

Food + Condiments
Pet Products
Health & Welness
Baby Products
DVDs + Blu-rays

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Monday, May 27, 2013

List and Enter Giveaways 5-28-13 (Fortune Follies Tuesday)


Welcome to Fortune Follies Tuesday for May 28th, where bloggers can list their giveaways, and readers can enter them!

READERS: Here are the giveaways going on right now at Frugal Follies, with their end dates:

BLOGGERS: Here are some paid or free blogger opportunities to sign up for.  Please say that Frugal Follies referred you!
Please link up your giveaways below!


Propane / Charcoal Grill and $100 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway

There are tons of great Father's Day giveaways going on right now - and here's another one!

Enter for a chance to win either a $100 Home Depot card or a propane/charcoal grill!

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Welcome to the Good Grillin' Giveaway

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8

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Grill or smoke your barbeque favorites with this Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal Grill. This grill features a generous 595 sq. in. of cooking surface and two separate gas or charcoal cooking areas to accommodate a variety of food and cooking preferences. The grill's gas chamber is powered by three burners totaling 24,000 BTUs for quick cooking. The grill's charcoal chamber features an adjustable charcoal tray and adjustable smokestack. Durable, versatile, and convenient, the Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal is a must have for any grilling experience.
595 sq. in. of cooking area
Porcelain-coated steel cooking grates
Three stainless steel burners totaling 24,000 BTUs
Front and side tables for food preparation
Separate chambers for charcoal and gas grilling
Convenient bottle opener
Adjustable charcoal tray
Tool hooks for keeping grilling accessories within reach

Stop by and say hi to our amazing co-hosts for without them great things like this would not be possible: Ultimate Coupon Club, My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, The Savings Wife, Oh! My Heartsie Reviews, A Medic's World, Monica's Rants Raves Reviews, Beauty Brite and Baby Costcutters.

One lucky reader will receive a Brinkmann Dual Function II & one winner will receive a $100 Home Depot Gift Card!

Giveaway ends June 17th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.


iPad Mini Giveaway

Here's a great gift for Dad or your grad, or just about anyone!

Enter below, then leave a comment - thanks!


Welcome to the iPad Mini Giveaway!

The iPad Mini is the newest addition to Apple’s iPad family with all of the features of the iPad but at a smaller and more convenient size. With a 7.9-inch display, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of available apps, and a 10-hour battery life, the iPad Mini has quickly become one of the most popular tablets on the market.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsa Giveaway

I grew up not eating anything spicy, because my parents didn't like spicy food. When I was a teenager, my older sister invited me to go out with her and her friend to a Mexican restaurant, and there I tasted salsa for the first time.

I was hooked! (Of course, the tortilla chips helped!) Since then, I've loved all spicy foods, and salsa in particular.

If you love salsa, enter this giveaway for 4 jars of Mrs. Renfro's salsa!

Frugal Follies is pleased to join Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More in offering you this awesome giveaway sponsored by Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsas.

You can read Tammie's product review here.

1 winner will be able to chose 4 of their products.

This giveaway event is open to residents of the U.S. only. 

The giveaway event will be live from May 26th to June 9th, starting and ending at 7 p.m.  All entries will be verified.  Please enter using the easy Giveaway Tools widget below.  


Friday, May 24, 2013

Publix: Frozen food deals

It's that time of the year, the beginning of summer, when frozen treats are on sale.  Last week, there were great deals on Whole Fruit sorbet and Breyer's ice cream.  This week, it was Ben & Jerry's time to be on sale.  And even though we have last week's treats still unopened in the freezer, I couldn't help but get some more!  (We love Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream!)

I was also happy to find great deals on garlic bread, guacamole, sour cream, yogurt, cereal, and shampoo!

Be sure to enter my two giveaways for Publix gift cards!
Here are the deals I got this week at Publix:

4 Multigrain Cheerios @ $1.99 = $7.96
- 4 $0.75 off ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios cereal
= $4.96 for four, or $1.24 each

6 Yoplait yogurt @ 50¢ = $3.00
$0.40 off SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait Yogurt
= $2.60 for six, or 43¢ each

4 Suave Naturals shampoo @ $1.25 = $5.00
- 2 $1.00/2 Suave product Recyclebank coupon
= $3.00 for four, or 75¢ each

1 Yucatan guacamole @ $4.00
- $3/1 Yucatan Guacamole Product printable
= $1.00

2 Ben & Jerry's ice cream @ BOGO $3.99
- $1/1 Ben & Jerry's Frozen Yogurt or Ice Creams, exp. 6/16/13 (RP 05/19/13)
- $1/1 Ben & Jerry's Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream (Publix manufacturer's eCoupon)
= $1.99 for two, or $1.00 each

2 Pepperidge Farm garlic toast @ BOGO $2.89
- $1/2 Pepperidge Farm rolls or bread (SS 4/28/13)
= $1.89 for two, or 95¢ each

2 Breakstone sour cream @ BOGO $2.59
= $1.30 each

Tax: 54¢
Total spent: $18.32
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $33.95

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ALDI: Love those blueberries!

At ALDI this week, blueberries are on sale.  My kids adore blueberries, so I was really excited about the good deal!  I bought two packages, and I'll go back again on Tuesday to get a couple more before the end of the sale.

Here's what I got this week at ALDI:

2 gallons milk @ $3.39 = $6.78
2 dozen eggs @ $1.19 = $2.38
1 whole wheat bread @ $1.29
1 dozen mini bagels @ $1.99
1 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢
2.84 lb bananas @ 44¢/lb = $1.25
1 honey nut cereal @ $1.69
1 2-lb sweet onions @ 99¢
1 3-lb Gala apples @ $3.89
2 blueberries @ $1.69 = $3.38

Total spent: $24.63

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