Category: saving money

Update to the Eyglasses We Bought Online

So here is a quick update from my post When it Rains it Pours. I received both pairs of glasses in two weeks. You receive a case and a microfiber cleaning cloth. It’s an extra freebie that is a nice touch. I bought hubby two pairs of the Memory Titanium Frames and I opted for the extra Anti-Reflective coating for $4.95. My husband loves his new glasses. He told me that they were so light that he hardly feels them on his face, and the lenses are very clear. I paid $68.xx for two pairs with $4.95 shipping. I would definitely purchase from them again. Now the only complaint I have is to be careful you aren’t buying the wrong sex frames. I got his first model from under the men’s frame section, but the second pair I went under the Memory Titanium. I’m almost positive that we ended up with a pair of female glasses as they look great on me. So I need to call them and ask if they will put in new lenses with my prescription. Oh well but it’s his fault since he picked them out.

From their website here is what they include with each frame:

High quality stylish frame
Thin and Light 1.57 index lens
Anti Scratch Coating
Full UV Protection
Lens edge polishing and beveling
Quality Hard Eyeglass case
Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
Full Guarantee

I will also say that the case is not that great of quality but it’s not terrible. It’s more of a plastic and not that hard of a plastic either. Again it’s a minor detail, and these frames are very inexpensive. I priced the cheapest pair of Titanium frames at Wal-Mart and just the frames were $108! YIKES! I don’t know how well the frames will hold-up, but I’m very confident that my husband will get good use from them. Just go to ZenniOptical.com for more info.

Tupperware is Having a Summer Sale!

Tupperware is having a great sale on summer items this month. There is a great item that I just ordered, and it’s the Tupperware Impressions Dining Set. It’s 50% off which includes 20 great pieces of the following:

4 Dining Trays
4 Refrigerator Bowls w/ seals (16oz each)
4 Microwavable Bowls w/ seals (20oz each)
4 Impressions 110z Tumblers (with Drip-Less straw lids)
4 Snack Cups w/ seals (4oz each)

The dining trays are perfect since they have the different compartments and look like school trays. They are a pretty shade of blue. There are also great sales on the Impression 3 bowl set as well as the 2QT pitcher. Click on the link below to see all the great sales. Interested in a Summer catalog then you can look at the current ones online. That is a great feature plus you can have online parties and send gift certificates online to friends or family members. Tupperware is definitely making it easier for busy people on the go. Online parties are a great way to invite friends/family members from anywhere in the 48 US States. Each hostess will have 2 weeks for the party, and all you need is a first name plus their email address. Tupperware sends the invite and you can send out reminders when the party is 2 days away from ending. It’s so easy and if you receive $200 or more in orders then Tupperware sends you an online gift certificate for $20 or 10% of your total sales. So if your final tally is $300 then you will receive $30 in FREE TUPPERWARE! You must have at least $200 in sales to receive an award.

Click Here to See the Tupperware Sale!

Walgreen’s Save $10/30 Coupon Friday Only!

Walgreen’s has a $10/30 coupon good for Friday May 31st only. There is a great deal on a fan listed at $29.99 plus it has a $10 rebate then you use the $10 off coupon to pay $9.99 plus tax! I would add a small item like a candy bar or gum to just get the total over $30 since some cashiers are funny about the pre-tax total under $30 even if it is a penny. Some won’t care but some will.

Who Doesn’t Love a Freebie?

I love opening my mailbox daily and instead of seeing piles of bills, I get lots of free samples and coupons. It’s like getting a little present in my mail. I know it seems a little silly but getting free samples is a good way for me to try new products without having to purchase it first, some samples come with coupons, and I use some of them when I travel. I also like to put the small tubes of lotion in my purse and some samples (mainly the ones that come in tubes or small jars) can last me a few months esp lotions. It’s funny but I tend to use it sparingly compared to the huge bottles. I like the challenge of seeing how long I can make it last.

Another thing I like to do with some free samples is to keep them for gift bags. Every Christmas I get gift bags, baskets, and other ways to put many kinds of health and beauty products and fill them up. I make them decorative esp the the baskets but it’s fun putting big bottles along with small bottles of lotions, body washes, and shaving creams along with razors. My nieces (teenagers) love the bags full of goodies. My sister-in-law also loves them esp body washes and bubble bath. I usually spend less than $5 and they are always amazed at how many items are in the gifts. I’ll get into more detail with this on another post but I shop all year long and collect samples all year as well. I also donate samples along with full size products to my Church, local women’s shelter or the troops overseas. I like to send a care package at least twice a year to the soldiers. I also send one just for the females. You can pack a lot of stuff in those flat rate boxes.

Now I will share some sites that I regularly visit to get my samples. If you know of any sites that aren’t listed then please let me know in a comment. Thanks and I’m always looking for great sites.

Walmart

Big Big Forums

MyCoupons Just Freebies Shopping Board

Fat Wallet

Start Sampling (you must join as a member)

Friday was a Good Shopping Day

I love a great deal but I love freebies even more. I scour the sales papers each Sunday looking for good deals or ways for me to get the stuff we use anyway for free. Using coupons can stretch those savings more esp if you have store coupons and manufacturer coupons. CVS and Walgreens do allow both on a purchase. I LOVE CVS and it definitely pays to shop there if you have access to one or more. I also combine trips into one to save even more money but my Walgreens is across the intersection from CVS so it just makes sense to hit them both. I usually shop one day a week and do all the deals.

I printed out my $5/20 purchase coupon for Walgreens and bought the free after rebate items (toothbrush, kids mouthwash, and maxipads) and also bought the 3 boxes of TUFF kitchen trashbags that had the $4 rebate. So my total before coupon was $23.xx -$5 coupon for $18.xx and I’m getting back $15.97 in rebates! I spent $2.xx for all that stuff which was mainly sales tax.

Next I jumped over to CVS and bought the soft drinks on sale (yeah I know even cheaper if you don’t buy them but it’s a bad vice we have), 6 packs of the store brand toilet paper, and 2 toothbrushes. So total was about $45 with tax before my ECB’s (extra care bucks) & coupons and it was $15.xx after all my rewards and coupons. Plus I got $4 in new ECB’s so I was quite pleased. We have enough toilet paper stocked up for the rest of year. I also have lots of items stockpiled so we rarely ever run out of items. I get most of these items either FREE or almost FREE! I do take advantage of items that are completely free even if I don’t need it then I donate those items either to my church or the local women’s shelter. I can’t always afford to give charities/organizations cash but I can afford to give them stuff I get free or almost free. They seem to prefer the items over the cash so it’s a win/win for both of us. Anyway, I will try to post more about great deals I come across but all of these little things do add up to much bigger savings and allows us to help others. I feel like I’m saving us more money by not working since I have time to do all the shopping, search out the deals, and do the other programs to make money for the extras we enjoy.