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Pretty Cinderella Doll

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I just got an email about a new Disney collectible doll. It is so pretty. It only costs $99.50. lol Oh, yeah. It goes on sale Oct. 2, 2012.


Woolite Opportunity Thanks to Crowdtap

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As a mom I know all about the need to stretch money out. When I heard about Woolite pairing up with Crowdtap to share samples and introduce the public to its newest product Woolite Extra Dark Care, I had to take part.  An added benefit–the samples came with a $1 off coupon.

My care package arrived and I tore into it. I received a jean tote bag, several individually wrapped sample/coupon packages, white boards, dry erase markers and a deck of questions about jeans. In preparation for the party I made a Woolite banner out of index cards and paper clips, added jeans to some of the water bottles and made a zebra style cake for the adults to eat while our kids played at the park.

We chatted and then began playing the trivia game which really got the conversations flowing about laundry, detergent and purchasing habits. There was also talk about washing machines, but that’s a whole other topic. We learned that by using Woolite Extra Dark Care laundry detergent we can extend the life of our denim. Curious about the game questions? Here are a few samples:

If you’re really serious about jean care, how long do denim experts recommend you go before washing your jeans for the first time?

a. After one week
b. After a month
c. After 6 weeks
d. After 6 months

Answer: d (I know right. I had no clue)


Which of the following qualities make Woolite the best choice for taking care of your denim?

a. It’s a liquid detergent so it’s less abrasive than powders
b. It contains less abrasive chemicals than most other detergents
c. It is made with pure lacier water
d. Both A and B

Answer: d


The word “denim” refers to the fabric that jeans are made from as well as the French city where denim fabric was first made. What is the name of the city?

a. Paris
b. Le Mans
c. Nimes
d. Avignon
e. Versailles

Answer: c (Never heard of it either. Good thing I was the one asking the questions while my guests played for an extra sample. lol)

Some guests were early.

We ate and drank a ton of water because it was pretty hot outside. Kind of funny because it was almost torturous and the Woolite campaign is all about not torturing your jeans and extending their life by using a better detergent. Unfortunately not all my guests could make it, but a few stopped by the house both before and after the party to scoop up their samples. They wanted to take part, but couldn’t as fully as they wanted. I was glad to share the samples and hope they like it as much as I do.

Some guests were right on time.

Some guests were late. See those blurry people in the background? They were late, too! But I’m thankful they came.

Now they, as well as the people who received samples, have a chance to share their experience for a chance to win $500 by visiting If they don’t use their sample until October, they can still enter as entries are accepted until Oct. 31, 2012.  (No purchase necessary to participate in the sweepstake.) People who didn’t make the party can LIKE Woolite’s FaceBook page ( for product offers.

Doing Good: Buy Winter Coats Now

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Let’s face it: the economy still sucks. It probably won’t be much better by Christmas, either. Which is why I think it’s important to begin planning ahead.

Consider the families who will struggle to clothe their kids in winter coats and act. How? Well, right now JcPenney has toddler coats on sale for $5. If you choose to have it sent to a store near you, you can avoid paying shipping fees. So for a $20 + tax investment, you can donate four, quality coats.

Whether you buy a coat for your growing child or purchase one for a coat drive, Christmas present or a neighbor, it’s a simple and inexpensive way to give back to the community. What are ya doing? Go do good now!

Look for this when you buy Totino’s pizza

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My shopping trip to Walmart sucked today, but I did find one good thing. I found Totino’s frozen pizza priced at $1.38/pizza. Now you’re thinking “so what,” right? Well, each box I bought has a code which can be used at Redbox for one Free movie. Not bad, huh? 🙂

My February 2012 Julep Box

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My February Julep box contained: cuticle oil, gold sparkly (It’s called Oscar) and the perfect color red (Glenn) nail polish and a piece of chocolate candy with the shape of an Oscar pressed into the top of it. Yes, I’m very happy. Great box.

The Julep Maven club costs $19.99/month. You fill out a survey and based on your answers are given a style. Mine is All American. Editors then pick out items for you to try. This month’s package is obviously a play on Hollywood as it’s an Oscar award winning box. You also have the choice of skipping months, sending your box to a friend or selecting a different style’s box if you prefer it to the one selected for you. On the 27th of the month, if you haven’t requested to skip a month, the $19.99 is withdrawn from the account you used to set up your Maven Club Membership. If folks sign up using your referral link you get perks. For example, get two people to sign up and keep their membership for 30 days after buying their first box, and you get a free month of the Maven club.

Need a Winter Coat at a Low Price?

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I just bought my oldest daughter an Aeropostle winter coat for a whopping $18. Yep, the almost $120 coat was drastically reduced. The crappy part is that there is an abundance of X-S, S and M coats and only a few L coats left. Expect to pay $7 shipping and about $1.75 in taxes. Not bad all things considered.

Have You Heard of Birchbox?

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While playing around online I found a beauty site called Birchbox. It stood out because for $10 a month you can receive a box filled with random samples. The idea is to introduce customers to different products in hopes that they will find something they like and purchase the full-sized product from Birchbox. I didn’t just jump into it though. I googled Birchbox samples to see what people said about the company. The consensus seemed to be that sometimes you get a great box of samples and other months you get crap. However, everyone was cool about it. People were happy with their $10 investments.

When you refer people to Birchbox with your unique code and they make their first purchase, you will receive 50 points. For every 100 points you get $10 to spend in the Birchbox store. You also get points for everything you buy. If I read correctly, you can get free shipping when you purchase full-sized bottles of the products which were included in your sample box.

Well I signed up and just received my first box. Excitedly, I had my cousin open the box (I was driving). I got:

Lavender and Peppermint scented shampoo and conditioner by C.O. Bigelow
Moisturizing lipgloss by Jouer
Viva la Juicy perfume by Juicy Couture
Nail polish by Zoya
Dry erase magnet
Black hair ribbon
Mini blueberry muffin bar by Larabar