Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seven Bread Coupons from Schwebel's!

I know there are a lot of people out there who will be packing a lot of lunches between now and the end of the year. I was delighted to find a email from Schwebels today offering to make that a little lighter on you wallet!

There are seven coupons available on the Schwebel's Promotions page (and also a few contests!) for a variety of their products including buns and the specialty breads! The expiration date on each of my coupons is 12/31/2013, giving ample time to use them!

It should be noted that I was unable to print them using Google Chrome. I emailed them about the issue but in the meantime, I had no issues printing them from Internet Explorer.

Monday, January 14, 2013

No nonsense Tights and Leggings: For the Frugally Minded, Fashion Conscious Woman!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I freely admit that my fashion style screams busy mom. I wear a lot of dark clothing that promotes movement and versatility that is necessary for my lifestyle. I do wear a lot of skirts though and for our weather up here, you need tights or leggings in order to not freeze to death. Adding a bright pair of tights or leggings to a dark and drab mom outfit can quickly change your impression of yourself from blah to cheerful. The lack of bright colors in our winter landscape has a tendency to be mirrored in our clothing but we don't have to be stuck in that rut because No nonsense tights and leggings come in a wide variety of exciting patterns and colors! 

Imagine getting dressed for the day. My normal choices are: dark skirt, dark top, tights, dark shoes. How different will my outfit look if I take that black skirt and top and add a pair of No nonsense Opaque tights in burgundy? 


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For this review, I was sent a pair of No nonsense Fishnet Openwork tights in Black. Although they do not add color to my outfits, they do add a hint of texture and are really well built tights for fishnet. Most fishnet tights seem sort of fragile and only hold up for a single wearing. The soft but sturdy No nonsense tights will get more than a few uses! I was also sent a pair of Denim Leggings in Dark Denim. For Christmas I recieved a similar pair of denim leggings that were by another brand. In comparing the two, No nonsense wins hands down. The competitor pair of leggings were stiff and the seams scratched horribly at the ankles.  The No nonsense denim was smooth and soft all along the length of them. The smoothness makes them excellent for layering in addition to being comfortable! 

In addition to having so many choices, No nonsense products are widely available, even grocery stores carry them! And for the prudent, financially savvy woman, No Nonsense products are very affordable! Be sure to follow No nonsense on Facebook and Twitter so you are the first to hear about new products and promotions! 

The latest news is that No nonsense has paired with fashion expert Jill Martin to help create stylish and modern ensembles using No nonsense products! She will be sharing tips and creating vignettes to show us what the latests trends are in the fashion world and they will be available through No nonsense social media pages and corporate website. Free expert advice! Just what the fashion conscious on the go mom needs!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year, Frugal Reflections...

Well, it's a new year and I noticed that my writing here has slacked off as much as my couponing has in real life. I suppose that would be a damning admittance for some, but I'm all right with not being perfect. I can live with not being THE premier frugal living blogger on the internet. Why, you ask? Well, firstly, like the rest of you, I have other pulls for my time. I would love to write 24 hours a day 7 days a week and fill my blog with amazing, never before seen, unique ways to get ample use out of each and every penny, I really would, but I have a family to feed, a house to clean, and other obligations. In short, I'm just like the rest of you.

I didn't give up the idea of frugal living, for one, I can't, it's necessary for our life and it's something that I have always done. It's my lifestyle. I didn't stop couponing altogether, I just became lax on getting my coupons and clipping them, organizing them, and being diligent about bringing my binder when I shopped. That doesn't mean that I didn't still use them to score excellent deals on holiday gifts, it just means that sometimes I set foot inside a store without a coupon. A few of you may be clutching your pearls in shock, the rest of you are nodding in agreement because you've been there.

I am toying with the idea of reformatting this blog a bit. There are hundreds of sites where you can find out which coupons are coming this weekend. Legions of places to find match ups before you shop. I know, I look at them too. I will still include these things from time to time, and I will happily link you to the sites I use and love. I would like to see myself doing more local explorations and finding ways for families and members of this community to enrich their lives without spending a fortune doing so. I also intend to do a series of simple ways to get back into the swing of things. I had a period of time where my life became to overwhelming for me to do much more than simply survive and it is hard to get the rhythm of anything back on track, let alone frugal living.

In short, I am getting back into saddle here. I have some ideas and plans and am always open to suggestions from my readership! I enjoy writing, couponing, and finding cheap ways to enrich my life, sharing it with readers is a special bonus. Stay tuned!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Goat's Milk Stuff Giveaway!

Dollars and Cents has been honored to be included in this giveaway sponsored by Two Chix Beauty Fix, our sister blog. So without further ado, here's the prize!

I have to admit I was really excited when Goats Milk Stuff sent me some great soaps and lip balm to try out for myself.  I had read great reviews on other blogs and wanted my own, and I wasn't let down!  This stuff is great.  It smells SO good!  As soon as I opened the box it was sent in, the yummy smells filled my nose.  I got baby powder (the largest bar pictured), patchouli (for when I'm in a hippy kinda mood), and Kool Koala.  I admit I picked Kool Koala because of the cute name but it ended up being my favorite.  The smell is amazing and it made me feel so clean and refreshed when I used it.  It really helped wake me up in my morning shower!  

All the soaps come wrapped in canvas bags which make them perfect for gift giving.   I thought that was a really nice touch.  I also loved the fact that this is a family run business.  My package came with a hand signed invoice.  It was signed with adorable little boy hand writing.  I'm defiantly sold on Goats Milk Stuff products and will be buying more both for gifts and for myself.  

Goats Milk Stuff has offered to give one of our readers a $25 gift certificate!  All you need to do if fill out the rafflecopter form below to get lots of entries!  Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.
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Disclosure: The prize will be passed along to the winner directly by Goats Milk Stuff.  TCBF is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

$100 Cash Giveaway!

Here is a brand new giveaway brought to you by I Heart Giveaways and The Coffee Chic. This time, you can get a chance to win $100 Paypal Cash. The prize is sponsored by Emperola.
Important details:The giveaway is open Worldwide. Simply complete the entries on the rafflecopter widget below for more chances of winning. The event will run from October 6 to 31, 2012. One winner will win $100 cash! Good luck.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Have you tried Jingit yet? You NEED to!

If you haven't signed up for Jingit yet, you are missing out on a very easy opportunity to make some extra cash! I was turned on to Jingit by fellow blogger, Sarah, and within days I had made just under $10 and had a Visa debit card in my hand where I could access the money on my Jingit account. It doesn't get much better than that!

Signing up was simple, you can link it to your Facebook account. To begin earning money, you watch the videos that are available. The payment for each video varies, some only pay a few cents, but they are quick and painless, it doesn't take long to be amassing real cash. The Jingit site is not your only way to earn. Walmart often has Jingit offers on their webpage and various products and retailers offer Jingit cash from their websites.

One of the most fun ways to earn Jingit cash is through check ins with your smartphone. Once you have downloaded the Jingit app, you will be able to access the check ins around you. Generally the check ins pay more than the videos. Once you choose the store you are in, you will be given various opportunities, most require you to scan the item, some require a few questions answered. It's like a scavenger hunt in the store, plus you are earning money while you shop! 

I plan to save my money for the upcoming holiday season, I figured that if I made the max allowed every week, which starts at $10 but can be raised through referrals. Then I will have $40 a month, so quite a chunk of money by the time gift giving season rolls around. Who can't use extra money this time a year? 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

FREE Opportunity for Bloggers!

Here is another FREE event for bloggers worldwide!
Participate in I Heart Giveaways and The Coffee Chic's upcoming $100 Paypal Cash Giveaway.
One winner will get a chance to win $100 Cash sponsored by Emperola!
All you need to do is to make an announcement about the FREE sign-up on your blog. This is a good way to gain more followers on your Facebook page. Co-hosting spots are also available! Click here or on the banner above to sign-up.