Friday, August 26, 2011

Carmex Click Sticks & Picnic Blanket Giveaway Ends Tonight!! Low Entries

Be sure to get your entries into the Carmex click sticks and picnic blanket giveaway before it ends tonight!  One lucky winner will be chosen tomorrow to win the gift pack and entries are very low right now (hint hint).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Enter To Win A Carmex Gift Pack (2 New Click Sticks & A Picnic Blanket)* CLOSED*

* The Giveaway has ended.

I love Carmex! So, I was very excited when I opened up a box from them recently and discovered 2 new Carmex click sticks (moisturizing lip balm) in it, along with a super cool picnic blanket.

My kids quickly ran off with the click sticks but they were nice enough to leave me the blanket- which folds up and Velcros together and has a handle and a zippered pouch (which I am keeping in the car- very handy).

The new flavors of Vanilla and Lime Twist are great (and they contain 3 additional moisturizers that are not found in the original Carmex line).  The flavor smell is a little bit more mild than I was expecting, but the best part to me is that they both contain SPF 15.  I just have to "think" about the sun and I instantly get a sunburn. =0)

Because Carmex loves their fans, they are currently offering a $0.50/1 coupon (on Facebook) valid on their new Lime Twist and Vanilla click sticks. Currently, the click sticks can only be found at Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS. 

Carmex is also giving one Affording Common Cents reader a chance to win a gift pack like I received.  The gift pack will include 2 click sticks (1 Vanilla and 1 Lime Twist) and the super cool picnic blanket.

How to Enter This Giveaway:

You can have up to 4 entries (per household) for this giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

Entry #1) Visit Carmex and tell me what Carmex product you would like to try or what one is your favorite.

Entry #2) Become a follower of this blog (Google Friend Connect) publicly or if you already are a follower that works too. Leave a comment letting me know that you are.

Entry #3) Like Carmex on Facebook and tell them that Affording Common Cents sent you (remember to come back here and leave a comment telling us that you did it). =0)

Entry #4) What flavor would you like to see Carmex come out with next?

Please make sure that you also leave your email address with your comment so that I may contact you if you the winner (the only reason I would use your email address for). I would suggest typing it up like this- affordingcommoncents (at) gmail (dot) com so that you don't get hit with spammers.

Open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm (PST) on 26 August 2011. One winner will be chosen at random from all the comments. I will email the winner and they have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

*Thank you to Carmex for giving me and one of my readers this awesome gift pack! They sponsored this giveaway but the opinions are mine alone and always will be. =0)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Giveaway Coming Soon!

So, I decided to take a break from my break and I will be hosting a giveaway soon. =0)  Be sure to look for the giveaway coming up this week......

Monday, June 6, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note to let you know that I am taking some time away from blogging.  I decided that I wanted to focus more time on my family, my house and myself (being on the computer does nothing for my girlish figure).  =0)

Thank you to those of you who stopped by and followed me, left comments and made this all feel worthwhile. I hope to see you around.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Facebook: $3/1 Hasbro Pictureka Game Coupon

Hasbro Family Game Night has just released, on Facebook, a HOT $3/1 coupon valid on any Pictureka gameThe coupon doesn't limit what Pictureka game you can use it on so you should be able to get the Pictureka card game for pretty cheap.

The coupon expires 6/30/11 and prints are limited.

Home Depot Kid's Workshop: Make A Valet Organizer (6/4)

Tomorrow (6/4) is the Home Depot's Kid's Workshop.  They will be making a Valet Organizer from 9 AM to Noon (in my experience it is better to get their earlier rather than later).  And on June 18th, they will be having a special Father's Day Kid's Workshop where they will get to make a Lil' Toolbox.  I think Dad would be happy to receive either one of these. =0)

The Home Depot provides the projects FREE of charge and also provides the necessary equipment to get the job done. Each kid completing the project will receive a pin and certificate. If it is your first time, you will also receive an orange apron to keep.

My kids love going to these clinics! They always seem to have a sense of accomplishment when they're finished building their own projects. Plus, it is a great way to entertain them for FREE on a Saturday morning.(Projects are designed for kids 5 -12.)

Facebook: FREE Tide Stain Release Giveaway ~ *UPDATED

UPDATED ~ all the samples are gone.

Tide is having another giveaway (live now) if you haven't received the one for the stain release in the past.
Just go HERE and fill out the form.

From Tide's Facebook page:

Happy Friday fans! Here’s a surprise to brighten your day, if you haven’t already registered for a free sample of Tide Stain Release tablets we’re giving away 20,000 samples right now! Click here takethechallenge/delight/ to get yours, while supplies last!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

$0.50/1 Chicken Of The Sea Coupon

Here is a great high value coupon that should net you an inexpensive or FREE Chicken of the Sea product.  Just go HERE to print your $0.50/1 coupon.

Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals

Reminder: $5 Bounty Coupons on Facebook (First 5,000) 6/3 *UPDATED

UPDATED ~ the coupons are gone for now but if you didn't get one try back next Friday.

Reminder:  This will happen sometime tomorrow (6/3) between 11am and 1pm EST.

It looks like Bounty is releasing some very high value ($5) coupons to their fans every Friday through June on Facebook.  There will be a limited # of coupons available so if you are interested I would go ahead and "like" them now and watch for a status update when the coupon goes live.

$10 Worth Of Downy Coupons

Head on over to the Downy website and request $10 worth of coupons.  These coupons will be sent via snail mail and should arrive in 4-6 weeks.

Thanks, Sample Stuff

Request Your Organize In Style Coupon Book Filled With $35 Worth Of Coupons

Go HERE to request a FREE Origanize In Style coupon book filled with $35 worth of great "cleaning" coupons.  Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Chuck E Cheese: Play Skee Ball & Win 40 FREE Tickets

If you are headed to Chuck E Cheese any time soon you'll want to head on over HERE first and play their new Skee Ball game.  Depending on your score you can win up to 40 FREE tickets (redeemable at Chuck E Cheese).

You can use one reward voucher per child per day.

Thanks, Savvy Spending

Facebook: Help No Nonsense Donate Socks To Those In Need (Just Click)

No Nonsense has a great promo on their Facebook page and a chance for you to help others in need.  If you aren't a fan of No Nonsense yet head on over HERE and like them.  For every new "like" they get they will donate a pair of socks to someone in need.  This is a great way to help others without it costing you a thing.

If you are already a fan you can still participate.  Just go to the Socks for America tab on the left hand side of the page, click on it and then click on the donate button.  No Nonsense will then donate a pair of socks in your name and if you share the promo with friends you can get FREE shipping at No Nonsense.

I have been a fan of No Nonsense for a while and they often post specials and freebies on their Facebook page. Love it!

From No Nonsense's Facebook page:

We need your help! For every new No nonsense facebook fan, we'll donate a pair of socks to someone in need. Tell your friends and family. It's a super easy way to make a small difference in the world. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blog-o-versary Winners Announced

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and entered our Blog-o-versary giveaways and for making our day so special. =0)

Without further ado, here are our winners:

1.  A Bottle Of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion Winner ~~ sexyhots29@

2.  $10 Amazon Gift Card ~~ dalern63@  (the $ amount in the jar was $91.95 and the closest guess was $91.75)

3.  Gooseberry Patch Cookbook (Mom's Very Best Recipes) ~~ gram122@

Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond or new winner(s) will be drawn.  Be sure to check your spam folders.

Groupon: $10 For A $20 Old Navy Voucher

HOT Groupon deal ~ $20 voucher to Old Navy for only $10.  I just purchased one in anticipation of school clothes. =0)

This Groupon can only be used in store and it is valid on sale items and other store promotions.

If you don't have a Groupon account yet you will need to sign up for one and then come back and use the above link to get your deal.

Fine Details:

*Expires Jul 30, 2011
*Limit 1 per person.
*Purchase of Groupon may take up to 48 hours to process.
*Valid on purchase of $20 or more from 6/2 to 7/30/2011 at Old Navy Stores only.
*Product restrictions apply.
*One time use in US only.
*Not transferable. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent.
*Good for $20 of merchandise ($10 Paid For value plus $10 Discount Offer value). Discount Offer value expires 7/30/2011. $10 Paid For value does not expire.

Thanks, Cuckoo For Coupon Deals

Facebook: FREE Libman Microfiber Cleaning Pad Giveaway Today *UPDATED

UPDATED ~ The freebies are all gone.

Libman is giving away FREE microfiber cleaning pads (works on the Freedom Spray Mop) sometime today between now and 4pm CST.  Just go HERE to like them so that you are ready when the giveaway goes live.

Thanks, Mojo Savings

Philosophy: FREE Shipping On Any Order + 5% Cash Back

I love FREE shipping deals!  Today and tomorrow (6/1-6/2) you can receive FREE shipping on any order at Philosophy with the code miraclespf. 

Be sure to check out their summer sale where they have prices up to 40% off.  I thought that this Rainbow Sherbet body lotion looked like a lot of fun and it is marked down to $19 (reg. $24).

*While you are there you might want to sign up for Philosophy's emails..... you will receive a FREE gift offer (located at the top of the page).

If you shop through Ebates, you will receive 5% cash back on your purchase.  New members to Ebates will also receive a $5 sign up bonus!

FREE Sample Of Fiber Choice (New Link)

Here is a new link for another FREE sample of Fiber Choice.  This one is hosted by Sam's Club (currently no membership # is required).  Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom

Facebook: Enter Melissa & Doug's "Play To 100,000 Fans" Sweepstakes

If you are a fan of Melissa & Doug Toys you'll want to head on over to their Facebook page and become a fan. =0)

While you are there be sure to enter their "Play To 100,000 Fans" Sweepstakes.  Each time they reach another 1,000 fans they will be having a giveaway and when they reach 100,000 fans they say all fans will receive a special gift.

Facebook: Enter Lofthouse Cookies Summer Sweepstakes (Win A Case Of Cookies)

If you love Lofthouse cookies as much as I do, you'll want to head on over to their Facebook page and enter their Summer Sweepstakes.  They are giving away a case of cookies each week for the next 13 weeks!  You can enter once per week.  Sounds yummy to me. =0)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wednesday Blog Hop

Facebook: FREE Onsie From B Toys (First 10,000) *UPDATED

UPDATED ~ It looks like all the onsies are gone.

To celebrate their first birthday, B Toys is giving away FREE onsies to the first 10,000 fans on Facebook who request them. The size is 12-18 months.  Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Available only for residents of the US or Canada.

Thanks, This Mama Loves Her Bargains

HOT Libby's Fruit And Vegetable Coupons - Print Now! has come out with a couple of HOT Libby's coupons available to print.  Just go HERE to print these coupons (use zipcode 77477 if you need to).  I would print now if you are interested, as these coupons tend to go fast.

$1/4 Cans of Libby's Vegetables
$1/2 Libby's Fruit Products (includes canned fruit but not tropical, 24 oz. fruit bottles or 3 pack jumbo cups)

Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals

Amazon: FREE Plants Vs. Zombies App For Android (Today Only)

Today only (5/31), you can get the Plants Vs. Zombies App for Android for FREE from Amazon.

My kids have this game on X Box 360 and they love it!

Thanks, Good Deal Divas

$10 Credit To SaveMore = FREE $15 Jamberry Nails Voucher (Plus FREE Shipping)

SaveMore (another daily deal site) is currently offering a $10 sign up credit to new members.  One of the HOT deals today is a $15 voucher to Jamberry Nails for only $7.50 (FREE shipping included).  With the sign up credit this deal would be FREE!

It looks like the $15 voucher should net you a FREE set of Jamberry Nail Shields.  These look like a lot of fun.  I am thinking about getting my niece a set for Christmas. =0)

Fine Print:

Expires December 1, 2011. Limit two vouchers per person. Additional vouchers may be purchased as gifts. Free shipping included. Voucher will be redeemable within 24 hours of the following business day.

Thanks, Hip2Save

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tuesday Blog Hop


Facebook: $1/1 Diet Coke (16 Or 20 Ounce) Coupon

Diet Coke is celebrating it's 1 million fans on Facebook with a hot $1/1 coupon good on any 16 or 20 ounce Diet Coke product

Thanks, Don't Make Me Nuts

Happy Memorial Day

Giveaways Ending Tomorrow: Skin MD Lotion, $10 Amazon Gift Card & Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

Don't forget to enter our current giveaways...............they end tomorrow night (5/31).

Blog-o-versary Giveaway #1: Win A Bottle Of Skin MD Natural Lotion

Blog-o-versary Giveaway #2: Guess The Number And Win A $10 Amazon Gift Card

Pampers Gift To Grow: New 10 Point Code

Enter the code, 4XGHB4HPE7PB7NK, into your Pampers Gifts to Grow account to score 10 points.

Looking for some more codes?  Check out this post for the latest codes.

Pampers Gifts to Grow rewards program is a great way to earn great rewards (and you don't even have to buy Pampers to participate). They often put out bonus codes like the one above or if you have little ones in diapers you can get codes off of Pampers products.

Thanks, Coupon Pro

Facebook: $5 Bounty Coupons Released This Friday (6/3)

It looks like Bounty is releasing some very high value ($5) coupons to their fans every Friday through June on Facebook.  There will be a limited # of coupons available so if you are interested I would go ahead and "like" them now and watch for a status update when the coupon goes live.

From Bounty's Facebook page:

We'll be giving some fabulous coupons to a select number of fans every Friday in June. Click the link to sign up for an e-mail reminder of each week's $5 coupon. Then, come back to the page each Friday and claim one of the limited number of coupons. Hurry though...each coupon is limited to one per household and they will go fast!

Thanks, Mojo Savings

It's The End Of The Month.......Time To Print Those Coupons!

It's the end of the month which means that some coupons will be disappearing while some may be resetting soon. Be sure to print those coupons that you want before they disappear!

Here are my favorite places to print coupons at:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What's In Your Mailbox?

I love getting freebies in the mail and since I forget most the time what I requested it's kind of like Christmas when I open up my mailbox. =0)

Here is what I received in my mailbox this week:

Coupon For a FREE tub of Cottonelle wipes (no longer available)

2 FREE L'il Critters Gummy Vitamins (Facebook promo- no longer available)

FREE Zone Perfect Sweet & Salty Bar +$1/2 coupon that I used to buy 2 more for FREE (Facebook promo- Still available)

Coupon for FREE 5 day count of Zyrtec (looks like this is still available)

$10 Prepaid Visa - Box Top for Education promo that was sent to select people through email (want to get in on these kind of deals?......sign up for Box Tops emails)

FREE Sample of FiberChoice tablets + $2 coupon (looks like this is still available)

*My kids also received a check for the surveys they do. (They belong to a couple of survey sites mainly dedicated to kids - I combine the $ and they split it)

*I also received a check from the credit card company because they made a mistake about 6 years ago on our account and charged us extra interest when we were covered under the Service Members Relief Act.......kind of like FREE $ I didn't know about. =0)

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Facebook: FREE Zone Perfect Sweet & Salty Bar

*This is still available if you have not received one yet.

ZonePerfect is giving away FREE New Sweet & Salty bars on their Facebook page.  Just go HERE to like them and request a FREE bar. =0)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Facebook: Enter Ronzoni's Sweepstakes & Print A $1/1 Garden Delight Pasta Coupon

Enter Ronzoni's Garden Delight Summer Sweepstakes on Facebook where you could be the grand prize winner of $2,500 or one of ten weekly winners of $100. 

The first time you enter the sweepstakes you will also have a chance to print a $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta coupon.  These often go on sale for $1 so you could possibly score FREE pasta with this coupon.

It's a bricks coupon so be sure to hit the back arrow on your browser to get two.

Thanks, Mama's Spot

Friday, May 27, 2011

Old Navy: Additional 30%- 50% Off Clearance + Many $6 Deals

If you are headed to the mall this weekend be sure to stop by and check out Old Navy.  They currently have baby/kids clearance an additional 30% off and adult clearance an additional 50% off. 

Besides the great deal on clearance items they have many items marked for $6 such as: beach shorts, knit dresses, women’s and kids polos and graphic t-shirts.  I was also able to find $3 "basic" t's for women.

Here is what I am was able to score tonight:

$3 V-neck t-shirt (reg. $8.50)
$6 Grey Graphic t-shirt (reg. $14.94)
$5.24 Military Polo (reg. $24.50)*
$6 Green Graphic t-shirt (reg. $9.50)
$3.14 Purple Graphic t-shirt (reg. $14.50)*
$1.75 Flip Flops (2 pairs - reg. $3.50 each)
$8 Swim Suit (reg. $16.50)

Only the two * items were clearance items (I probably could have purchased a lot more but I was trying to keep my trip short).  The three kids shirts I will be holding back for school clothes this fall. All in all, I spent $34.88 + tax for $95.44 worth of clothes!

FREE Sample Of Disney Themed Pull-ups Wipes

Walmart is hosting another HOT FREE sample.  Just head on over HERE and request a FREE sample of Disney themed Pull-ups Flushable Moist Wipes.  Allow 4 weeks for delivery.

Thanks, Mummy Deals

Disney Store: FREE Shipping On Any Order + 5% Cash Back (5/27-5/28)

I love it when the Disney Store has it's FREE shipping deal!

Right now through tomorrow (5/28) you can score FREE shipping on any order with the code MEMDAY.  You can also score 5% cash back when you shop through Ebates.  New members to Ebates will also receive a $5 sign up bonus. =0)

Be sure to check out their Swim Shop where they have items up to 40% off right now.  You can grab one of the adorable beach towels for only $7.99 shipped (reg, $14.99).  I have kind of had my eye on this one.......

Facebook: $2/1 Any Cutter Insect Repellent Product Coupon

Here is a great coupon to go along with all those Memorial Day BBQ's. =0)  Head on over to Cutter Insect Repellent's Facebook page and "like" them to print a HOT $2 off any Cutter Product (excluding flea and tick products) coupon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

HOT French's Mustard and Fried Onion Coupons

Looking for some HOT condiment coupons?  Log into (or sign up) your French's account to print the following coupons:

$0.50/1 any French's Fried Onions
$0.50/1 any French's Mustard
$0.75/1 any French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
$1/1 any French's Dijon Mustard

$0.75/1 Solo Cups, Plates Or Bowls Coupon

Click HERE to get a coupon for $0.75 off any one package of Solo cups, plates, or bowls (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

*A full page ad prints after the coupon.  Coupon expires 30 days after print.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday Blog Hops


Also, check out the "It's Almost Friday" Hop over at Family Friendly Frugality

Facebook: FREE Sample Of Recycled Rubber Mulch

International Mulch Company is giving out FREE samples of their recycled rubber mulch on Facebook.  Just go HERE to like them and request your sample (found under the "welcome" link on the left side of the page).

I am really excited about this one because my husband and I were just discussing getting rubber mulch for the flower beds at the front of the house today.  =0)

*Keep in mind that this is only a small sample size but, it gives you an idea about the product.

Thanks, Living on Love & Cents

Pampers Gifts To Grow: A New 5 Point Code

Enter the code, 20000PampLatino, into your Pampers Gifts to Grow account to score 5 points.

Looking for some more codes?  Check out this post for the latest codes.

Pampers Gifts to Grow rewards program is a great way to earn great rewards (and you don't even have to buy Pampers to participate). They often put out bonus codes like the one above or if you have little ones in diapers you can get codes off of Pampers products.

Thanks, Coupon Katarina

Facebook: FREE UV Indicator Bracelet & A FREE Sample Of StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30

StriVectin is giving out FREE samples of their SH Age Protect SPF 30 and a UV indicator bracelet when you pledge to practice safe sun.  Just go HERE to like StriVectin and then click on the Safe Sun link on the left hand side of the page.  Make a pledge and then click on "send me my gifts" to fill out your info.  The samples should arrive in 4-6 weeks.

*I'm excited about this one because I have a tendency to burn like a marshmallow on the 4th of July!

Thanks, Mojo Savings

Facebook: Enter To Win A $5000 College Scholarship or Smucker's Uncrustables For A Year


When I saw this promo in my inbox today, I had to kind of laugh because I just bought a case of Smucker's Uncrustables at the Commissary this past weekend.......which according to them is almost like a 1/2 year's supply. he he he =0)

So, if you would like a chance to win a $5,000 college scholarship or a year's worth of Smucker's Uncrustables head on over to the Uncrustables Facebook page and tell them your favorite place to take the Uncrustables sandwiches (found under the promotion tab).

There is a limit of one entry per person for the promotion period which ends June 27, 2011.  There will be 1 grand place winner of the $5,000 college scholarship (sent as a check) and 100 first place winners of the year supply of Uncrustables (sent as 24 FREE product coupons). 

*You will have to "like" Uncrustables on Facebook in order to enter the giveaway.

Facebook: Scrubbing Bubbles Giveaway Today ~ Updated

Updated ~ The freebies are all gone.

Reminder:  This giveaway is happening sometime this afternoon.

It sounds like Scrubbing Bubbles will be having another giveaway this Wednesday (5/25) on Facebook.

From the Scrubbing Bubbles Facebook Status:

Free 4 Fans Hint: You have the FREEdom to do what you want on the 25th, but we think you might get an afternoon “surprise” should you happen to check out our wall. Who knows, you might find something to the tune of 275 free product packs up for grabs...