Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday... on a Sunday :-p

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone! I know it's Sunday today but I won't be able to post tomorrow because I'll be in San Francisco at the Backstreet Boys concert :)

June 21st
-Crest Whitening Strips from Walmart
-GPS Mount bought from Amazon.com with codes from Swagbucks
-Bed, Bath, & Beyond 20% off coupon
-Clutch from Lucky Magazine for being one of the 1st 75 people to upload a picture on their website

June 22nd
-Olay Body Wash Sample from Walmart
-Special K Protein Bar
-100 Calorie Bites from Kraft

June 23rd
-Ritz Crackerfuls

June 24th
-Entertainment Weekly
-Shape Magazine
-OK! Magazine
-Chex Mix Sample
-Camera Battery bought from Amazon.com with codes from Swagbucks

June 25th
-Mayo sample
-True Lime/Lemon/Orange Samples

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday 6/21/10 - Yay for Swagbucks :)

Happy Mailbox Monday!

It was another light week for me. The favorite item I received was an 8 GB memory stick pro duo card for my camera. I'll be seeing my favorite music group the Backstreet Boys this coming weekend so I used some Amazon.com codes I earned from Swagbucks to order the memory.

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Here's all the freebies I received in the mail:


June 14th
-Pace Coupon from Pace's Hand-Pick & Win 2 Instant Win Game
-Forbes Magazine

June 15th
-Adidas free shipping coupon
-Lane Bryant $10 off $50 coupons

June 16th
-Calendar Cube from www.rieslingrules.com

June 17th
-Playtex tampons sample
-Wired Magazine
-Vogue Magazine
-Entertainment Weekly

June 18th
-American Apparel Thong & $5 off coupon for American Apparel
-Aveeno Shampoo & Conditioner samples
-Cedar Fair's Great America Tickets that I won from a local TV station
-OK! Magazine
-Bloomberg Business Magazine

June 19th
-Tena Pad Samples from Walmart
-8 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo for my camera I ordered from Amazon.com with codes I earned from Swagbucks!

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Mailbox Monday 6/14/10 - DKNY Perfume Solid & Lipgloss, Tarte Bronzer, & more!

Happy Mailbox Monday! It's been getting really hot in California. It was another fairly light week for me but I love the DKNY perfume solid and lip gloss I received from Glamour magazine. I also can't wait to eat the Mike & Ike's candy.

June 7th
-Old Spice Body Wash from Walmart
-Chipotle Almonds
-Belt from Slim Jim IWG (Contest now over)
-Coupons for Bloomingdales Private Sale

June 8th
-John Frieda Frizz Ease sample

June 9th
-Always pads/ Tampax tampons from beingagirl.com

June 10th
-Entertainment Weekly
-Free Parking Passes at SFO Airport

June 11th
-DKNY Perfume Solid from being one of the 1st 500 people to upload a screenshot on Facebook
-Tarte Park Avenue Princess Matte Waterproof Bronzer from Allure Magazine's April 7th giveaway. On Sephora's website this costs $29.00! (Promo is now over.)
-$5 Best Buy Gift Card from AMPM's Instant Win Game which you can play by clicking here.
-All You Magazine
-Bloomberg Business Magazine

June 12th
-Hot Tamales
-Mike and Ikes Candy
-OK! Magazine

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Mailbox Monday 6/7/10 - $$$

Happy first Mailbox Monday of June everyone! I cannot believe it is June already. 2010 is really flying by so fast.

Here are all the freebies I received in the mail last week. Although I had a light week, the checks that I received definitely made up for it!

June 1st
-$27.10 Check from cash4books.net. Read my review on the cash4books.net website by reading my post titled "cash4books.net - Get paid for selling your books!"
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-Coupon for free Kraft Mac & Cheese from their Facebook page (Promo is over)
-Mike & Ikes Candy

June 3rd
-$205.08 Settlement check from working at Cedar Fair Great America during the 2004 & 2005 season.
-Free Butterfinger Coupon (Promo is over)
-Marie Claire Magazine with Taylor Swift on the cover. (I didn't recognize it was her!)

June 4th
-OK! Magazine
-Bloomberg Business Magazine
-Shirley Sample for use as Alfredo sauce or dip (Promo is over)

June 5th
-Revlon Lipstick w/a $1 off coupon for Chapstick from Walgreens 1st 12,000 to register (Promo is over)
-Free carton of Tropicana Orange Juice from being one of the 1st 50,000 to register (Promo is over)
-Secret Clinical Deodorant Sample from Walmart (Promo is over)

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Don't forget to check out cash4books.net!

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cash4books.net - Get paid for selling your books!

Sell Used Books Online - Quick Cash, Free Shipping, Free Quotes!

I was flipping through the June 18th, 2010 issue of All You Magazine when I saw an article titled "Clear clutter fast: Donate, dump, or sell the stuff you don't need" by Melissa Fiorenza.

My room is usually messy and I'm always looking for ways to earn some money since I'm unemployed so I skimmed through the article. There was a list of websites where people could sell their unused merchandise. One of the websites mentioned was cash4books.net. I still have textbooks from college and books that I received from my old job at ABC 7 that I no longer need.

I was curious so I visited cash4books.net. The website is straight forward and easy to navigate. To check if a book is eligible for sale, you type in its ISBN number into a box on the website and press "price my books." The ISBN number is usually found on the back of a book.

I gathered up a couple of my books that I haven't touched in years and entered their ISBN's at cash4books.net. After I entered the ISBN's of around 30 books I found that I could make decent money on 8 books.

I sold the 8 books for $27.10. It's not a big amount but I wanted to clear out some clutter in my room. Plus I haven't read these books since 2007/2008 so it was time to let them go. I also would rather have $27.10 in my pocket than a bunch of books I don't need.

To sell books at cash4books.net, I had to create an account with their website which is free and easy. After I created my account, I went through the checkout process of selling my books with them.

Once I checked out, I was directed to a webpage that had FedEx shipping information. The wonderful part of selling books to cash4books.net is the free shipping to their office! Their free shipping service is what helped sway me in selling my books to them.

All I had to do was print the FedEx shipping information and take it to my nearest FedEx drop off location. cash4books.net was even nice enough to give me the location of the 4 nearest FedEx drop off locations. On May 22nd, I dropped off the books at FedEx and I was given a receipt with a tracking number.

On May 26th, cash4books.net received the books and they sent me an e-mail letting me know they received the books and that my payment was in process. On May 27th, I received another e-mail that my check for $27.10 was printed and would be mailed soon.

Then on June 1st, I received a check for $27.10 from McKenzie Books, Inc. which you can see in my June 7th, 2010 Mailbox Monday post.

The whole process was simple. I definitely recommend cash4books.net to anyone who is looking for a way to earn a little money for books they no longer need or read.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My PacUp™ for Summer Experience at PacSun on May 29th

On Saturday May 29th, PacSun had an event at participating stores called PacUp™ for Summer. The first 50 people to enter PacSun when the store opened would receive a bag with one prize inside. The prizes range from clothing merchandise, headphones, or trips to certain cities in the US.

I chose to drive down to Stanford Shopping Centre because I could also pick up a free cupcake at Sprinkles and redeem a $25 gift certificate I had to Bloomingdales. I arrived at around 9:45am and there was already a long line outside the store. It looked like there were already 50 people in line but I got in line anyway.

At 9:55am a male store employee came outside and gave a brief rundown of what would happen. He would pass out only 50 tickets and the store would open at 10:00am. When I got my ticket, I found I was #41! I breathed a sigh of relief that I made it into the top 50.

When it was 10:00am the doors open and each person gets one PacSun shopping bag that has a sealed bag inside. After I got my bag I found it was extremely light. When I opened the sealed bag, I found there was a coupon for a free pair of flip flops valued up to $12.50.

Since the coupon was only valid on May 29th, I browsed PacSun's selection of flip flops and chose black Roxy flip flops.

If I didn't have a coupon the flip flops would have cost me with tax $13.66. Thanks to the coupon I paid $0.00!

I thought this was a great promotion for PacSun to do and I hope they do it again in the future!