Monday, April 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday 4/26/10 - I don't need a man to buy me diamonds!

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone!

If you left me a comment on the "Mailbox Monday for 4/12 and 4/19" entry I replied to you. I'm comment number 14.

I'll kick off this post with a sparkling sweepstakes prize that arrived last week in my mailbox. This prize is one of my biggest wins of 2010 so far.

I don't need a man to buy me diamonds because...

I was one of ten winners who won a Helen Ficalora necklace from a sweepstakes featured in Lucky Magazine (@luckymagazine on Twitter). Helen Ficalora's jewelry has been worn on episodes of Gossip Girl and has been seen on celebrities like Blake Lively, Jennifer Garner, Michael J. Fox, and Tina Fey.

The Helen Ficalora necklace I received features a 14 karat yellow gold tea rose pendant with a diamond set in the center. The 20 inch chain is 14 karat gold and has 10 diamonds.

The retail value is $1,060.00!

I loved the whole presentation of everything. The necklace also came with a reusable Helen Ficalora shopping bag, informational booklets, a gift box with ribbon, and a jewelry box with a snap closure.

(This is me wearing the necklace.)

Now here are the freebies that I received from April 19th to April 23rd:

April 19th
-All You Magazine
-Hot Tamales Candy
-Flavor Wheel I won from @Sunkist on Twitter (

April 20th
-Free Clairol Nature Instincts Coupon
-Kiehl's Styling Gel from Allure's August 2009 Giveaways - Retail price is $15.00 at Bloomingdales

April 21st
-My last issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine with Heidi Klum on the cover because my subscription has run out :(
-Shape Magazine with Ellen on the cover
-Nescafe Taster's Choice Sample Coffee Packets
-Helen Ficalora 14k Tea Rose Necklace from Lucky Magazine -Retail price is $1,060

April 22nd
-Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Sheer Naturale from Allure's August 2009 Giveaways - Retail price is $6.50 but is currently 2.99 at

April 23rd
-Free Ghirardelli Chocolate Coupon from their "A Million Moments" Sweepstakes which ends on October 31st, 2010 - Maximum value $4.99
-Business Week Magazine

If you have any freebies you've received in the mail lately feel free to share them with me and the other Mailbox Monday participants at

This is off topic but I listed some items for auction on eBay. Feel free to bid if you're interested!

(1) one "This is Us" Backstreet Boys CD & (1) one 8x10 photo of Backstreet Boys

(1) one Armani Code Shower Gel for Men

(1) one Flo TV


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Fantastic week.
Happy Mailbox Monday!

Unknown said...

WOW - that necklace is great! Congratulations on winning something so awesome! My biggest win so far - Free Milk for a year - not as shiny but it really helps with my grocery bill. :) Have a great week!

Traci said...

You know, the free magazines and coupons sort of pale in comparison to free diamonds. Just sayin'. You have the best giveaway luck of anyone I've ever seen! ;-)

BargainFun said...

Wow what a great prize !!! Lucky you! Happy monday

Tara said...

Wow! You got one of the Allure freebies! Happy MM!

BargainFun said...

wow great win ! Happy Monday

MidgetMomma said...

That is an amazing giveaway win! happy mailbox monday

Unknown said...

congrats on the amazing wins! totally worth showing off hehehehe

And i wanted to get the Free Clairol Nature Instincts Coupon but was late by a minute ;)

Happy Belated Mailbox Monday!

PS. I dunno if i said this before but i love your header.

Thankfully Thrifty said...

Fun wins!

Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Great week!
Happy MM-on Thursday :)