Monday, November 29, 2010

Mailbox Monday - I'm thankful for all the freebies I get in the mail!

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I chose to concentrate mostly on the store sales than Thanksgiving. If you haven't already you can read about my Black Friday adventure here and my CVS Thanksgiving sale here.

My favorite freebies I received are the $5 Dulcolax rebate and the Debbie Katz swimsuit cover up top valued at $98 I ordered from Bloomingdales that ended up free from gift cards I got for free. I ordered it because I'm going on the Backstreet Boys cruise soon and I needed a cover up for when I go to the beach :D

Here's a picture of everything I received:

November 22nd
-$5 Dulcolax rebate
-Wisk sample from Target
-2 free Halls coupons I won from Halls' Pop a Drop and Don't Stop Instant Win Game

November 23rd
-7x7 Magazine
-Entertainment Weekly
-Tresemme Touchable Curls I won from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure Magazine's August 2010 giveaways

November 24th
-Soap Opera Digest
-Proactive Travel Kit I won from an Instant Win Game
-Remmington Curlers I won from being one of the first 200 people to enter Allure Magazine's August 2010 giveaways
-Debbie Katz Swimsuit cover up I ordered from Bloomingdales.com - The full price was $98 but it was on sale plus an additional 25% off. After shipping and taxes it only cost $31.70 but I used a gift card that I got for free so it was basically free for me!

November 26th
-OK! Magazine
-Shape Magazine
-A coupon for a free bag of Ghiradelli chocolate

November 27th
-A coupon for $10 off a purchase at Victoria's Secret

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Saturday Savings at CVS

On Saturday I went to the CVS in Milpitas near my house hoping to get some more items from their 3 day Thanksgiving sale that I didn't get Thursday at the CVS in San Jose.

Most of the items were sold out. I was able to find the Old Spice Deodorant that I wasn't able to get on Thursday. I was able to get rain checks on the items that were sold out. Remember, if you can't find something at CVS, you can get a rain check so you won't miss out on the sale.

This is what I got on my first trip:

-1 Old Spice Deodorant x $4.00 each = $4.00
-1 Green Bag Tag (This tag is scanned each time you use a reusable bag. Every 4th scan produces a $1 Extra Care Buck.) x $0.99 each = $0.99
-2 Sobe waters x $1.59 each + $0.10 bottle deposit = $3.28

Total with 9.25% tax on the deodorant and green bag tag and before coupons: $8.73

Coupons used:

-$4.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$0.50 off 1 Green Bag Tag
-1 free Sobe coupon
-Sobe was buy 1 get 1 free so the second Sobe deducted $1.59 automatically

Total with 9.25% tax and coupons: $1.05

Plus I got back $4.00 back in Extra Care Bucks from getting the Old Spice Deodorant.

Savings: $7.68

When I got home, my mom asked if I saw the Con Air Hair Blow Dryer that comes with a free Con Air Curling Iron. I forgot to look so she wanted me to go back to CVS with her to see if there was any left.

Luckily, there was one ONE blow dryer left. I was relieved that we didn't have to ask for a rain check. Also, even though CVS sales begin on Sunday, the Milpitas CVS activates the Sunday sales on Saturday night. I was able to get a head start on the Sunday deals.

My mom loves Puffs tissues and they were on sale for $0.97 each. Since there was an Extra Care Bucks deal where if you spend $20.00 or more on Proctor & Gamble (P&G) products, you get back $5.00 in Extra Care Bucks.

To reach $20.00, I said to my mom lets get 15 boxes of Puffs tissues and then I'd get 2 Crest toothpastes at $2.75 each. The subtotal of the P&G products was $20.05 so that was enough to qualify for the $5.00 Extra Care Bucks deal.

This is what I got on my second trip with my mom:

(I forgot to include the EOS lip balm in the above picture.)

-15 boxes of Puffs tissues x $0.97 each = $14.55
-2 Kids Crest Toothpastes x $2.75 each = $5.50
-2 packs of Kit Kat x $1.00 each = $2.00
-1 Milk x $2.89 each = $2.89
-1 EOS Lip Balm x $2.99 each = $2.99
-1 Conair Blow Dryer x $9.99 each = $9.99
-1 Conair Hair Curler x $7.99 each = $7.99

Total with 9.25% tax and without coupons: $49.70

Coupons used:

-$5.00 off a $25.00 purchase
-$6.99 Extra Care Bucks
-$0.99 Extra Care Bucks
-$2.00 off 1 Kids Crest Toothpaste
-$1.00 off 1 Kids Crest Toothpaste
-$7.99 off Conair Hair Curler making it free with Conair Blow Dryer purchase

Total with 9.25% tax and with coupons: $24.59

Plus I got back $5.00 Extra Care Bucks for getting over $20.00 in P&G products and $2.99 Extra Care Bucks for getting the EOS Lip Balm.

Savings: $25.73

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday: Saved $10.73 @ Old Navy, got $33.97 worth of items free @ Target, free pants @ Sears, & $39.01 off a $59 top @ Macy's!

This year's Black Friday was the first one where I actually had specific goals in mind. With previous Black Friday's I would simply go to mall with my mom about 10 minutes before it would open and then look around to see if there's any cute clothes to buy.

I began my Black Friday adventure at Old Navy since they opened at midnight. I went with my dad because my mom didn't want to go out in the cold weather. I was hoping to get a wristband for the free xBox 360 Dance Central Kinect game with a $25 or more purchase. At around 11:40 PM I got to Old Navy and the line was already long so I wasn't able to get a game. I went inside the store despite not getting a wristband. I wanted to find some new tops and check out their leggings.

A lot of shoppers were grabbing clothes left and right. I was a bit disappointed at the low selection of tops at Old Navy. Most of their stock was pajama pants, sweaters, and jackets which I understand because it's almost winter. Also, their sizing was a bit odd. I tried on tops in my size but they were tight in the abdomen area so I tried on the next size up and it was too big. I ended up getting 2 pajama pants and 2 thermal pants. One thermal pant will go to my mom because she asked for it. The pajama pants and thermal pants were $5 each. Then my dad got 2 straight leg jeans for $15 each.

I had a $10 off a $50 purchase I got from Old Navy's Facebook page. The total before the coupon and with 9.25% CA tax was $54.63.

After the coupon was scanned the total became $43.90 which is a $10.73 savings off the first total before the coupon (The coupon also helped lower the tax.)


The line to check out at Old Navy was wrapped around the whole store! My dad got into line around 1:00 AM and by the time we finished paying it was past 2:30 AM! :O

After Old Navy, the next store I wanted to visit was Target which opened at 4:00 AM. In Target's Black Friday ad, I saw they had sandwich makers, hand mixers, and toasters for $3 each. Getting the sandwich maker and hand mixer was my main goal of Black Friday. I also thought of getting the toaster too. Another goal of mine was getting the Blind Side on DVD for $3.99 and Mamma Mia for $3.99. I considered getting Casino Royale for $1.99 and The Hangover for $5.99.

When my dad and I arrived at Target, we saw a long line wrapped around the side. We got in line around 2:50AM. My face was freezing as we stood outside. Plus this Target was near the freeway so the cars speeding by would cause cold air to blow toward us.

About 10 minutes before Target opened, a few Target security guards handed out maps, and an updated information sheet with a list of items on sale and their exact location. This sheet of paper was very useful because the map said some items would be in a specific location but the information sheet had the updated location.

I told my dad that I wanted to get the sandwich maker and hand mixer first on the second floor near the escalator. Then we'd go down to the first floor and get the DVDs. When the doors opened it was a frenzy. There were people trying to get big flat screen TVs.

I grabbed a basket and then me and my dad power walked to the escalator area. I see a lot of merchandise around the escalator but no sandwich makers, hand mixers, and toasters. I walked past the escalator and noticed that there weren't many people in the direction I was going. I had a feeling I wasn't going the right way for the sandwich makers and hand mixers.

I started to panic and I was about to see if I could find an employee to help me find the items I wanted. I turned around and started to walk back toward the direction I came from. That's when I saw a small stack of sandwich makers and hand mixers along the side of the escalator. I weaved through the people who were pushing their carts with TVs and got 1 sandwich maker and 1 hand mixer. I was so relieved.

They were next to a stack of coffee makers so my dad asked me what about a coffee maker? I saw they were $8.99 so I figured why not get one. My dad had been talking about getting a coffee maker for like the past 5 Black Fridays but he never got one so I decided it was about time he get one.

After about one minute, when I looked at the space where the sandwich makers and hand makers were there were no more sandwich makers and only one hand mixer left which eventually got snatched up. I thought if I hadn't turned around and followed my instinct that I was walking in the wrong direction, I wouldn't have been able to get those two items.

Then we went to the first floor to find the DVDs I wanted. I was able to find Casino Royale for $1.99, Mamma Mia for $3.99, and The Hangover for $5.99. I couldn't find the Blind Side anywhere. That was the movie I wanted the most because I love it so much. I scanned each DVD aisle but didn't see it.

My dad and I then stand in line to check out. Since this Target was at a General Growth Properties (GGP) Mall, I was able to use some GGP gift cards that I got for free for being part of the GGP e-mail list. I had $46.62 total in GGP gift cards that were given to me for free.

My total for my Target Transaction was $29.59 but since I used my GGP gift cards everything ended up being free.

I know you're probably thinking why in my picture you see the Blind Side DVD when I mentioned I couldn't find it. Here's how I ended up finding it.

After Target, my dad and I went to JCPenney. I wanted to see if they were still giving away free snow globes. Unfortunately there were no more snow globes by the time we got there. I decided to look for some clothes. I spent almost an hour finding and trying on clothes but nothing seemed to fit me right.

I felt bad that my dad was carrying around the items we got at Target so I suggested we put them in the car and then continue shopping. Since the car was parked near Target, we go back and as I get on the escalator that's when I saw along the side of the escalator there was a huge display of the DVDs they had for sale. I told my dad I wanted to see if that display had the Blind Side.

So after my dad and I put the items in our car, I went back to that display and that's when I found the Blind Side DVD! I was glad I found it because that's the DVD I wanted the most. Once again we get in another long line. The movie is $4.38 with tax but it's free since I used the GGP gift card I had. My first Target Transaction was $29.59 + My second Target Transaction was $4.38 = $33.97 total but all free with my GGP Gift Cards!

The next store I wanted to go to was Sears. My dad decided to sit at a bench and rest while I looked around. The selection at Sears wasn't that great. I tried on a lot of clothes but they didn't fit right and the quality of the clothes wasn't good. I did find a pair of black pants that felt comfortable.

The pants were $9.99 and with 9.25% CA tax added the total was $10.96. I had a $10 Sears gift card I won from My Coke Rewards plus the GGP gift card to cover the remaining $0.96. The pants ended up being free for me!

By the time I was done at Sears, the sun was already out. I couldn't believe I had been up all night. My feet were hurting so bad but I wanted to go to GAP and Macy's.

When I got to GAP there was a long line and it was a complete mess inside. The clothes were all picked over. I tried some tops but I didn't like how the looked on me.

I almost didn't want to go to Macy's but it was close to GAP so I went. I didn't have any luck finding tops at Old Navy, JCPenney, Sears, and Gap so I hoped Macy's would have a better selection than all of those stores.

I browsed around Macy's and tried on 3 tops. I tried on a blue ECI top and it fit perfectly! It was exactly the type of style and fit I'd been searching all morning for. I tried on the ECI same top in black but I felt like I was dressing for a funeral so I decided not to get it. Then I tried a gray long sleeve Alfani top and it fit me perfectly! It wasn't too tight and too loose.

The price tag of the blue ECI top said $59.00 and the price tag of the gray long sleeve Alfani top also said $59.00. I went over to the price check machine and scanned the price tags. The blue ECI top rang up $19.99 which made me happy. The gray Alfani top rang up full price at $59.00. I was glad I finally found a top that I loved but I was bummed that there wasn't any discount on it.

After a debate with myself on whether or not to get the gray Alfani top, I decided to get it. I had failed at finding a top at Old Navy, JCPenney, Sears, and Gap because nothing fit and looked good on me. Now that I've found something at Macy's I couldn't bring myself to let it go.

I was hoping to use a $10 off a $25 purchase and my GGP gift cards at Macy's but unfortunately, the coupon didn't work on the tops I got and for some reason the register wouldn't accept my GGP gift cards. It hurt a little not being able to get an additional discount at Macy's but I thought the great discounts I got at Old Navy, Target, and Sears more than made up for that.

My total spent at Macy's was $86.69. It was the only time on Black Friday I actually used my money to buy something.

After Macy's my dad was completely exhausted. He wanted to go home and rest. I wanted to rest too so that was the conclusion of our Black Friday adventure. By the time we left the mall it was around 9:15 AM. We had left the house at around 11:30 PM Thursday. We had spent almost 10 hours waiting in line and shopping around.

My feet are throbbing but I felt it was worth it to go out. I'm happy I got to use a couple of gift cards I've been holding on some great things that I need. Did you go out and shop on Black Friday? Feel free to share your stories with me.

Thanksgiving Transactions at CVS - I spent $2.52 on items worth over $65

CVS started their 3 day Thanksgiving sale at midnight on November 25th. I had planned 2 different transactions and made sure I would spend as little as possible.

My 2 transactions didn't go as smoothly as I wanted because I had a really rude cashier. Unfortunately, the cashiers I normally do my transactions with were not working.

My first transaction only cost me $0.50.

Here's what I got in my first transaction:

-2 Colgate 6 oz. toothpastes x $3.99 each = $7.98
-1 Xtra Detergent x $1.99 each = $1.99
-2 Listerine Pocketpacks x $2.99 each = $5.98
-5 King size Twix candies x $1.59 = $7.95
-1 Carmex Lipgloss x $0.99 each = $0.99
-1 Renpure hair product x $4.99 each = $4.99
-4 Reese's Peanut Butter Candies x $0.79 each = $3.16
-1 Excedrin 8 count x $0.99 each = $0.99
-1 Gillette Deodorant x $4.00 each = $4.00
-1 Eucerin Lotion x $6.99 each = $6.99

Subtotal without tax and coupons: $45.02

Coupons I used:

-$5.00 off a $25.00 purchase
-$0.99 Extra Care Bucks
-$0.99 Extra Care Bucks
-$1.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$3.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$4.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$5.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$5.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$7.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$8.99 Extra Care Bucks
-$2.00 Extra Care Bucks I got from doing a CVS survey
-$1.00 off 1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
-$1.00 off 1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
-$1.00 off 1 Eucerin Lotion

Total after coupons and tax: $0.50
Total Extra Care Bucks earned from this transaction: $45.03

I originally paid $1.58 but my total turned to $0.50 because the cashier messed up my transaction. I only got 1 Carmex lip gloss but he accidentally scanned it twice. I had to go back and have the extra charge voided. He refunded me $1.08 so I subtracted that from my first $1.58 total and my new total became $0.50.

My first transaction wasn't the only transaction where a mistake happened.

My second transaction cost $2.02.

Here's what I got in my second transaction:

-1 Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoo x $3.99 each = $3.99
-1 Herbal Essences None of Your Frizness Shampoo x $4.29 = $4.29
-1 Phillips Headphones x $6.99 each = $6.99
-1 LA Looks Hair Gel x $2.99 each = $2.99
-1 Box of Advil x $0.99 each = $0.99

Subtotal without tax and coupons: $19.25

Coupons I used:

-$0.99 Extra Care Bucks
-$1.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$1.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$7.98 Extra Care Bucks
-$7.95 Extra Care Bucks

Total after coupons and tax: $2.02

The problem with my transaction is I didn't realize until after I got my receipt that the Herbal Essences None of Your Frizness shampoo was not part of the $3.99 sale. Only Herbal Essences Shampoo's that are part of the Hydralicious line are part of the $3.99.

I told the cashier I wanted to exchange the $4.29 Herbal Essences None of Your Frizness shampoo for the $3.99 Herbal Essences Hydralicious shampoo. The cashier then lifted his shoulders up, rolled his eyes, and growled like a dog! He acted like I was causing him a huge inconvenience!

Then he started to rant that for the next 2 weeks customers like me will come back and return the items that were on sale so that they can get back the full price back. I thought it was very unprofessional for him to make a comment like that to me.

All I wanted was to get the $3.99 shampoo and return the $4.29 shampoo. I think that's a very simple thing to do but apparently it's an excruciating task for the cashier I had.

While he ranted to me, instead of doing an exchange he returned the Herbal Essences None of Your Frizness shampoo and issued me back a refund in the form of a $4.69 Money Card which is basically a CVS Gift Card.

I was so shocked he would treat me so rudely that I didn't even bother buying the $3.99 Herbal Essences Hydralicious shampoo. Why should I give business to a person who treats customers rudely?

My experience at CVS that night wasn't exactly how I wanted to kick off my Thanksgiving but I am thankful that I was get most of what I wanted for under $3 even if I had to get stuck with a rude cashier.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Free Sample of Biore Make-Up Removing Towelettes! While supplies last!

Get a free sample of Biore Make-Up Removing Towelettes!

Here's how:

1) Visit Biore's Facebook page and "Like" them: http://www.facebook.com/bioreskin
2) After you like them click on the "Special Offers" tab.
3) Click on "Get Your Free Sample>>"
4) Fill out the form and submit it.
5) You'll know if you'll receive the sample when you get the following message:

BiorĂ©® Sample Giveaway

Thank you for signing up. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday - Dr. Brandt Pores No More/TNS Eye Cream/eBates Check

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone!

I'm still reeling from seeing Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block perform on the American Music Awards last night. For those who don't know, I am a HUGE Backstreet Boys fan. It was really nice seeing them on stage again.

I'm also pumped for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I've already been planning which stores and deals I want to take advantage of. I'm so glad I got the Sears gift cards I won from My Coke Rewards. I hope to use them this Black Friday.

My favorite freebie I received was the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Mattifying Lotion I won from Allure magazine. According to Sephora's website the full price is $60! I've heard lots of great comments on Dr. Brandt's products so I can wait to see if it'll help my face.

My other favorite freebie is the TNS eye cream I won from Allure magazine. According to Allure magazine the full price is $80.

I also love the checks I received from ebates and from doing jury duty.

Here's all the freebies I received:

November 15
-Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti Aging Mattifying Lotion from being one of the 1st 250 to enter Allure Magazine's August 2010 giveaways. According to Sephora's website the full price is $60.
-6 coupons for free bottles of Sobe I won from their Instant Win Game that is now over
-Coupons for 1 free small popcorn, 1 free small drink and $1 off 1 popcorn valid at Cinemark Movie Theatre's
-GLAD Odor Shield Bag sample from Target
-Tide sample from Target
-$17.38 check from Jury Duty
-$26.83 check from eBates

November 16
-People Style Watch Magazine

November 17th
-DVD I won from Hostess' Instant Win Game that is now over

November 18th
-Olay Regenerist I won from being one of the 1st 500 to enter Allure's August 2010 giveaways
-Mike & Ikes Candy
-Entertainment Weekly
-Target coupons

November 19th
-A coupon for a free bag of Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips
-TNS eye cream I won from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways. According to Allure magazine the full price is $80!
-OK! Magazine
-All You Magazine

November 20th
-Wired Magazine
-Vogue Magazine
-Soap Opera Digest
-Two $10 Sears gift cards from My Coke Rewards' Instant Win Game that is now over
-Chapstick I won from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways

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 http://www.afrugalfriend.net.



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Super Sunday Savings @ CVS - How I spent $1.14 on over $30 worth of items!

Sunday was a great day. I got to see Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block perform on the American Music Awards AND I saved a lot at CVS. I bought over $30 worth of items for only $1.14.

Here's what I got for $1.14:

12 Sobe's x $1.59 each + $0.60 Bottle Deposit = $19.68
1 Excedrin x $0.99 each = $0.99
1 Advil x $0.99 each = $0.99
1 pack of 5 Gum x $0.99 each = $0.99
1 Nivea x $4.99 each = $4.99
1 Ranch Dressing x $2.50 = $2.50

Total with tax and without coupons: $30.78

Coupons I used:

-Get $4 Extra Care Bucks when you spend $20 or more from CVS' Holiday Catalog
-$5 off a $30 purchase
-$5 Extra Care Bucks
-$1 off 1 pack of 5 Gum
-$1 off Mens Nivea Product
-5 Free Sobe Coupons (Plus the Sobe's are "buy one get one free" this week so that is why I was able to get more than 5 bottles.)

Total with tax and with coupons: $1.14

The Advil and Excedrin gave me back $1.98 in Extra Care Bucks. Then I used a raincheck on the Mens Nivea product so I got $5 Extra Care Bucks. Then with the coupon I found from CVS' Holiday Catalog I got $4 Extra Care Bucks.

I was able to earn $10.98 in Extra Care Bucks and only spend $1.14!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Free HerbaShine Holiday Giveaway - While Supplies Last!

HerbaShine is giving away coupons for 1 free box of hair color through this link:

http://go.rtm.com/herbashineholidays/default.aspx

Supplies are limited so hurry up and sign up.

You will know if you got a coupon if you get a message that says:

CONGRATULATIONS!

Check your mailbox soon for your FREE product coupon, which you can redeem at your nearest participating retailer.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday - Skecher Shape Ups from the Dr. Oz show!

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone!

My absolute favorite freebie I received this week was a pair of Skecher's Shape Ups I won from the Dr. Oz's Show giveaway. In order to get the shoes, I had to be one of the 1st 800 people to submit a form with my information. The shoes were gone in a flash!

I've always wanted a pair of Skecher's Shape Ups but I never followed through with buying them. The full price of these shoes without tax is $100.00 but with California's 9.25% tax it costs $108.75. Eliminating full price on this feels good!

The shoes are very comfortable and fit my feet right. I can finally replace the sneakers that I have that are almost 3 years old.

Here's a picture of the freebies I received:

November 8
-Free Pasta Barilla coupon from Vocal Point
-$5 off any Olay Pro X coupon

November 9
-P&G Brand Sampler Box that includes Covergirl Simply Ageless Primer sample, Always Pads, & coupons
-Bookplate & magnets from Janet Mullany to go with the Bespelling Jane Austen book I won from @HQNBooks Twitter Giveaway.
-POMaGram from being one of the 1st 5,000 people to sign up on Pom's POMaGram giveaway. I was surprised when they sent an actual pomegranate. I was expecting a POM drink.

November 11
-Skechers Shape Ups Shoes I won from Dr. Oz's giveaway. I was one of the 1st 800 people to sign up on his website. These shoes are amazing! I've wanted to get a new pair of sneakers for a while so it's great to get them for free.

November 12
-Entertainment Weekly
-Marie Claire
-Jell-O Shirt I won from Jell-O's Happy Appy Instant Win Game on their Facebook Page
-Garnier sample from Target

November 13th
-OK! Magazine
-Soap Opera Digest

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday - Cool coupons!

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

My favorite freebie I received this week was the Bespelling Jane Austen Book I won from HQNBooks' #HQNhalloween giveaway on Twitter (@HQNBooks). I can't wait to read it.

Here is a picture of the freebies I received:

November 1st
-NYC eyeshadow I won from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure Magazine's August 2010 giveaways.
-DSW Coupon
-Free Cottenelle Tub coupon
-Entertainment Weekly magazine

November 2nd
-A coupon for a free thong from Victoria's Secret
-$25 Coke card I won from http://www.mycoke.com

November 3rd
-Extra gum from their Facebook
-20% off Bed, Bath, and Beyond
-Free Pringles Xtreme Coupon

November 4th
-Murad primer I won from being one of the 1st 50 people to enter Allure Magazine's August 2010 giveaways.
-$2 off Tom's coupon from CVS
-20% off Bloomingdales Friends & Family coupon
-Entertainment Weekly

November 6th
-Bespelling Jane Austen Book I won from HQNBooks #HQNhalloween giveaway on Twitter (@HQNBooks)
-Living Proof: Full Root Lifting Spray I won from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure Magazine's August 2010 giveaways.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Mailbox Monday - Over $200 worth of prizes from Allure Magazine!

Happy Mailbox Monday!

Once again I received a lot of prizes from Allure magazine. My favorite freebies I received are the Cle de Peau platinum eye shadow quad which is valued at $80 and the B. Kamins Chemist Booster Blue Soothing Skin Concentrate which is valued at $75. I can't wait to use these.

Another favorite freebie of mine is the Sobe track jacket I won from their Instant Win Game that is now over. I was surprised at how nice the jacket is. I was expecting it to be cheap looking and covered with the Sobe logo but it's decent. The logo is small and discreet. It's actually manufactured by American Apparel which is a respected brand. Their clothing is made in the USA.

October 25
-Suave shampoo from being one of the 1st 100 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways. The price is $2.19.
-Cle de Peau platinum quad from being one of the 1st 50 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways. The price is $80.

October 26
-Scope sample from Walmart
-Kashi bar sample

October 27
-Sephora eye shadow I won from being one of the 1st 100 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways. The price is $12.

October 28th
-Free bowling game coupon
-Sobe Track Jacket I won from Sobe's Instant Win Game that is now over
-Target Coupons

October 29
-OK! Magazine
-Soap Opera Digest
-Soft Lips Gloss I won from being one of the 1st 10,000 people to enter Seventeen magazine's giveaway.
-Moroccan Oil I won from being one of the 1st 50 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways. The price is $39.
-Pureology I won from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways. The price is $27.

October 30th
-Biofreeze
-B. Kamins Chemist Booster Blue Soothing Skin Concentrate I won from being one of the 1st 300 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways. The price is $75.

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