Monday, January 3, 2011

Mailbox Monday - Happy New Year!

Happy 1st Mailbox Monday of 2011 everyone!

I decided to combine my post from last week and today's post since there wasn't a link up for last week.

Here's what I received from 12/27/10 to 12/31/10:

December 27
-Vaseline sample from Walmart
-Starbucks sample from Walmart
-Dove sample

December 29
-Burt's Bees Lotion
-Entertainment Weekly
-$20 DSW Rewards Certificate

December 31
-OK! Magazine
-Wylee Velvet Heart Necklace that I ordered from Wylee Bags. The necklace wasn't free but Leighanne Littrell, the creator of Wylee Bags, has a promotion going on where any order over $10 gets $5 off with the code CHIRP. The necklace was $14.00 plus $7.55 shipping. The total was $21.55 and after the $5 discount my final total was $16.55.

The following covers over 3 weeks of mail in December 2010. Going on the Backstreet Boys Cruise has made me slack off on doing my mailbox Monday posts. If you're bored you can read about my Backstreet Boys Cruise experience by clicking here.

Here is everything I received in the mail from 12/7/10 to 12/23/10:

December 7
-Gucci throw blanket I ordered from DSW.com. It wasn't free but I eliminated full price on it! The full price was $950.00 but it was marked down to $99.95. I used some DSW coupon codes plus DSW made a mistake on a prior order I made so I was able to get the Gucci throw for only $57.32!

December 8
-Nestle Tile

December 9
-All You Magazine
-CVS $50 gift card I earned from My Points.
- 2 iPod Shuffles I won from Comcast's "The Family Moments That Matter Giveaway" that is now over.
-Gucci Shoes I ordered from DSW.com. They weren't free but I eliminated full price on them. The full price on these shoes was $475.00 but they were marked down to $99.95. I used some DSW coupon codes plus DSW made a mistake on a prior order I made so I was able to get the shoes for $45.25!

December 10
-OK! Magazine

December 11
-Mike & Ikes
-Hot Tamales
-Sobe Coupons
-Soap Opera Digest

December 13
-Cereal from Vocal Point

December 14
-Marie Claire magazine

December 15
-Sephora.com order. I received a $15 gift card from Sephora. I used it to buya Murad Clarifying Cleanser and a Murad Acne Spot Treatment that cost $10.50. After tax and shipping the total was $17.42. After the $15 Sephora gift card I only paid $2.42.

The order also came with 4 free samples:

-DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser
-Dior Capture Totale sample
-Murad Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer sample
-Tarte Park Ave Princess Matte Waterproof Bronzer sample

December 16
-Entertainment Weekly

December 17
-Wired Magazine
-Eat Better America 2011 Calendar
-$9.24 rebate check from Zegerid OTC
-$10 Book Cash I won from Nestle's Share the Joy of Reading Program Instant Win Game

December 18
-Free Excedrin coupon

December 20
-Soap Opera Digest
-Free Excedrin coupon
-Gucci perfume sample
-Dolce & Gabana perfume sample
-Salon Texture from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways

December 22
-P&G coupons
-Redken Wool Shake from being one of the 1st 500 people to enter Allure magazine's August 2010 giveaways

December 23
-Tell Harlequin Panel Holiday Gifts that includes a Harlequin novel entitled "Dakota Child", a pin, and coupons

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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2 comments:

Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

WOW! Your mailman loved you :)

CarliAlice said...

Holy shmoly! You have some great stuff in there. I don't know what you're doing with all your free samples but most of mine I'm saving for stocking stuffer gifts for next year. Thinkin' ahead I am!