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FREE Organic Seeds of Change Rice & Sauce, NO Out of Pocket, Still Available

 

 

 

My FREE Seeds of Change Organic Rice or Sauce coupon voucher arrived, and it is still available!!  Simply take the coupon voucher to any store that carries Seeds of Change, give the voucher to cashier at checkout, and get it totally free!  Whole Foods, Walmart, and Target all carry Seeds of Change products.

My personal favorite, and the one I purchase the most for my family is the Quinoa and Brown Rice.  It is SO good, and so easy!  It comes in a pouch, and all you have to do is heat and serve!  My children with vast age differences love it, and I love the fact that it is a healthier, cruelty free product!  I have not tried their sauce yet, but am anxious to try it as well.  However, I have tried all their products available in my area, and have not brought home one that wasn’t good.  Before trying it, I wasn’t sure about heat and serve rice, the only others I had tried were sticky and just didn’t taste good.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of their products.  All are listed as “Vegetarian” on their site, but according to their ingredients, they are in fact Vegan friendly.  You can find a full list of ingredients on their website.

How to get the coupon voucher:

  • Go to smartsource.com
  • Scroll down to the Seeds of Change “coupon.”  It is NOT listed in the list, but shows up when you scroll through.  It looks like this:

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  • Click on the link where it says “Click here to receive your free voucher.”
  • This will take you to the Seeds of Change form.  Fill in your address and info, and you will receive a free voucher in the mail.

NOTE*** if you check the “Select This Coupon” box and click “Print,” nothing will happen but will just send a blank page out of your printer.  You have to click the link to receive voucher.

FREE Seeds of Change Organic Rice or Sauce Product Coupon Voucher

Join My FREE LiveToWin Team, $500 Daily Prize, Plus Instant Win Cash Every Day

 

 

 

Some things seem “too good to be true,” so it is always a pleasant surprise when you find out they are indeed for real!  I first started playing LiveToWin when it first launched in 2013.  I played with absolutely NO expectations whatsoever, and never thinking that I could win.  I had been stuck in bed with health issues, and was so bored.  While browsing through apps, I ran into LiveToWin, and thankfully so.  Since then, LiveToWin has blessed me multiple times, and through sharing with friends, I now have a lot of friends that have won multiple times as well!

LiveToWin is a FREE app available for both Apple and Adroid phones and devices.  They also now offer SpinToWin, a free slots game where your points equal entries towards the LiveToWin daily prize.  In addition, they also now offer multiple instant win cash prizes throughout each day.   The premise of the app is a daily giveaway.  Each day they offer a great prize, OR $500 cash, the winner’s choice.  You can receive your payment via Paypal, or by personal check.  If you choose the prize, it is shipped to your door.

I will never forget the day I first won.  It was June of 2013, roughly four weeks after I started to play, and I was only playing sporadically.  My son had been in the backyard and was bit by what the ER said was either a scorpion or a spider.  It looked awful, and and to be honest, was terrifying for us both.  It is hard to keep your composure when there is a black hole in your child’s foot, and you can visibly see the venom spreading from the area in a red “wave.”   It had been a long, and rather emotional morning, when out of the blue we were so blessed.  We were waiting on our final paperwork, when I turned my phone back on to update family.  As soon as it turned on, my phone “dinged” with a notification.  When I opened it, it simply said  “Congratulations, you have won the daily prize!”  I was shocked and so excited, immediately running to my facebook account to announce my win!  Instead of happiness, most of my friends were under the impression that it was a scam, and one even said “You will never see that money lol.”   Admittedly, my happiness turned to anxiety as I waited the two hours it took to receive my win, but much to their amazement, it was NOT a scam!  Even better, now at least four of my friends that commented on that very same post have now won on LiveToWin as well!  Some even multiple times!   One just had their seventh win!

That year I was able to donate so much to families in need for the Holidays.  Using my deals, I stretched those dollars to the max, and literally had a truck load of gifts that went to so many different families.  And what should not have surprised me, the more I gave, the more I won!!  Call it karma, Law of Attraction, reaping what you sow, it is all the same and it really is true!

I now have all my friends and family playing and winning on LiveToWin!  It is easy, fun, and TOTALLY FREE!!  You don’t have to have a ton of entries to win.  In fact, most of my wins were on days that I did not have a lot.  You can spend as little or as much time as you would like earning entries, but you can’t win if you don’t play!!  There are some deals where you can pay for entries, like taking advantage of offers or discounts on goods and services, or for purchasing more coins/tokens.  However, I DO NOT do that, and neither do my friends who win.  All entries I submit are free, and you do not have to pay one penny for anything if you don’t want to.

Instead of simply downloading the app, it is beneficial to join my LiveToWin team which is easy to do.  You can even join my team if already signed up, as long as you do not have a referral listed.  You can do this by going to your account, and typing my referral code in, which is mg4i3.  Every day I can then send you three free extra spins, which is the most important activity for me regarding entries.  Three free spins can mean a big difference!   Everyday I make sure I use my spins and take the polls, which consist of short multiple choice questions, usually involving your personal opinion and pop culture.  And that is it!  It literally takes just a few minutes each day, and you really can win!!

Once you have signed up with your LiveToWin account and have used my referral, you can then download the SpinToWin Slots game.  It is important to sign up with LiveToWin first so you can use that same account for both.   The entries you earn on the SpinToWin slots game goes towards the LiveToWin daily prize.  Every day you receive free tokens to play.  You get a token bonus every hour as long as you click on the yellow “Claim Bonus” link.  You then receive a daily bonus every 24 hours, where you spin a prize wheel which will determine just how many you freebies you will get.   Entries for the daily prize are simply all of your “Bets,” how much you bet each time when you spin the slots wheel.  When you use my referral, I will be able to send you extra tokens EVERY DAY that you can use to play.  Free tokens means free bets, which equal free entries!!  I have had several people sign up with new LiveToWin accounts as their old referral was not active, and did not send them their daily bonus regularly.  Every little bit makes a big difference!!

 

How to sign up with your free LiveToWin Account:

  • Go to either the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play store, type LiveToWin in the search box, and download for free.
  • There will be a box that comes up for your referral code, enter mg4i3
  • Enter your account information, which you just need your name and email, or sign up with your Facebook account which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.  The benefit of signing up with your Facebook account is that on the SpinToWin Slots Game, you can get bonuses from your friends who also play.
  • Once you have a LiveToWin account, go to the Apple or Google store, type SpinToWin Slots in the search, and download for free.
  • Use your account that you signed up with LiveTowin, and use referral mg4i3

 

TIPS**

LiveToWin

  • If nothing else, each day do the following which takes just a couple of minutes:
  1. Spin the prize wheel daily=each spin determines entries
  2. Take the daily polls=100 for each one
  3. Rate the daily prize=500 entries
  4. Suggest a prize=500 entries

 

  • For every short video you watch, you receive 1000 entries.  I run the videos whenever I have time to kill, or while waiting at the doctor etc..  It is an easy way to get a lot of entries and quickly

SpinToWin

  • Claim your hourly bonus tokens.  You must open the app and click on the yellow “claim bonus” link.  If you don’t collect by clicking on it, you won’t receive it.
  • Make sure you open the app at least once every 24 hours to receive a large daily bonus.  This amount depends on the spin you will receive off the token wheel that pops up with your daily bonus.
  • The more friends you have on facebook that play, the more free tokens you receive daily, so invite your friends!
  • The more you play, you will level up.  It is important to level up to unlock the additional slots game.
  • Every day there is an Instant Win game that will be on a different slot program each day.  If you have unlocked that slots game, make sure you choose that one to play as you can win extra instant cash throughout the day.

 

Sign up for your FREE LiveToWin and SpinToWin Slots Game now, use code mg4i3

 

This post contains affiliate and/or referral links. I use them whenever possible to recover a small portion of the costs required to run this site. Thank you in advance for using them, as it is much appreciated!

Physician’s Formula All-in-1 Beauty Balm $1.79 at CVS, NO Coupons Needed

 

 

 

CVS has another great promotion on Physician’s Formula cosmetics this week!  Buy two Physician’s Formula products, receive $10 Extracare Bucks!   You can get the new Physician’s Formula All-in-1 Beauty Balm for cheeks and lips for only $1.79, NO coupons needed!

I used the deal to try the new Physician’s Formula All-in-1 Beauty Balm.  It is labeled for use on cheeks and lips, and it really does work great on both.  I LOVE them!  So far they come in a light pink and a light peach,  both beautiful and versatile on multiple skin tones and complexions.  It applies somewhat sheer with just one swipe, or you can layer for more intense color.  I love the way they smell too, just a hint of an almost berry scent, but very light.  Physician’s Formula cosmetics never have an overpowering smell, which I happen to love.  Even the best scents can be too much when applied to the face, especially by the end of the day.  I love that this product is so versatile.  It is a great small size, the size of the EOS Lips Balms, and actually looks and handles like them as well.  You can toss it in your purse and be good to go.  The ONLY issue I found with these, is that even armed with a pair of scissors, then a box cutter, these little guys were incredibly tough to remove from the packaging.  Then again, I never claimed to be great with spatial relations, why my brother is the engineer of the family!

 

  • Buy 2 Physican’s Formula All-in-1 Beauty Balm $6.79, regular price (these are actually cheaper locally in Tulsa than they are in some other regions which is rare for us, as they are listed online for $6.99)

Buy 2 Physician’s Formula products, Receive $10.00 Extracare Bucks

Pay $13.58, Receive $10.00 Extracare Bucks

=$3.58, only $1.79

April GlossyBox Review, plus Mother’s Day Beauty Box $430 of Luxury Products for only $40, Plus Rebate

 

 

 

 

 IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE THE ONE TIME MOTHER’S DAY BOX, HURRY, THESE SELL OUT QUICKLY!!!!

 

As usual, I LOVE this month’s April GlossyBox!!!  I am addicted to beauty products and I get so much free, but every month when I find the beautiful GlossyBox sitting on my doorstep, it feels like Christmas!!

This month’s GlossyBox does NOT disappoint!  I love everything that came, and I still can’t get over how much you get for the small price you pay.  While couponing comes with so many makeup and beauty freebies, (if you want to see how, click here to see my “Beauty on a Budget and Makeup for Free Page“) luxury beauty products are rarely at a large discount, much less free.  It is a great way to try them without the luxury price tag!  And, even better, right now you can get PAID just to try it!

Not only do they have awesome boxes monthly, but they offer special one time boxes as well.  Right now they have the Mother’s Day Box which has six full sized luxury beauty products worth $430 for only $40!

Swagbucks is offering 450 Swagbucks, the equivalent of $4.50, just to purchase a monthly GlossyBox!  That is how I got started in the GlossyBox program, and have been getting the GlossyBox Beauty Boxes since.  It is my favorite subscription beauty box, and I have tried them all!  I have also been using Swagbucks for years.  In my opinion it is THE MOST IMPORTANT site in the savings/couponing world, and a great way to both save and MAKE money!  I have not had any problems with them, however, if in the rare event one were to arise, their customer service is awesome, and they are quick to fix any problems.  Just their printable coupons which they pay you for every one you use, means you can make a nice amount each year just off your regular purchases.  These are the exact same manufacturer’s coupons that are offered on other coupon sites, only you receive the payment for using them, instead of the site you print from.

Sign up for your FREE Swagbucks account, and start saving and making money immediately!

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One Time Mother’s Day GlossyBox:

HURRY!  This will sell out soon.  All the monthly boxes sell out as well, so the only way to guarantee a box is to have a subscription in place.  The Mother’s Day box has 6 Full Sized Products worth $430 for only $40!  Super deal available, if you get a 12 month GlossyBox Subscription, you get the Mother’s Day Box for only $20, 50% off!

  • Orogold Cosmetics 24kt Gold Bionic Complex Thermal Mask
  • Fusion Beauty Lipfusion Infatuation in Pucker Up
  • Laura Geller Inkcredible Eyeliner in Brown Eyed Girl
  • Vichy Provein Daily Dark Spot Corrector
  • Vince Camuto Bella Rollerball Fragrance
  • Bodyography Cream Shadow in Glimmer

This month’s April GlossyBox Review:  (The April Box is now sold out, but it is a great way to see what the monthly boxes contain, and they are all this good)

 

  • GlossyBox Cosmetic Bag, this is SO cute in person
  • Marrakesh Endz, Split End Mender & Preventer FULL SIZE 1oz $5.99
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Lip Tar Gloss FULL SIZE .33fl oz $18, their lip tars are fantastic and this color is beautiful.  It stays on ALL DAY!
  • Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum FULL SIZE 1oz $62
  • Julep Gel Eye Glider FULL SIZE .04oz $16, the name is accurate.  This eyeliner is so easy to apply, even if you have shaky hands like I do!  Plus, looks gorgeous on!
  • Aerin Waterlily Sun FULL SIZE 1.7oz $110, I am not a big perfume lover, but this fragrance is so beautiful!  Perfect light, feminine scent.  I love to spray a bit of this in my hair, it lasts for a long time too.
  • ThuFri.com Mystery Discount Gift Card, mine is for 50% off, plus you also get a 50% off your first order with email sign up!

Total Retail $211.99 plus extra cosmetic bag and gift card to ThuFri.com!  I have received so many great freebies and special surprises in my GlossyBox.  And have been able to purchase so many products with the gift cards that have come, including a pair of Tory Burch sandals from Bergdorf Goodman that I was able to grab FREE with one!

 

 

How to order GlossyBox and receive your payment from Swagbucks:

You can order a month to month subscription which you can cancel at any time.  However, I think you will love it as much as I do, and you can save money by purchasing several months in advance.  When I first ordered I did a month to month subscription just to review the boxes and to see if I would like them consistently.  Once I received my first few boxes I was hooked, so I then did the extended subscription to save money.   In the past I have ordered great “Welcome Boxes” from other beauty box services, but then the boxes that came later were never as nice.  This is NOT the case with GlossyBox.  Each box is worth way more than what you pay for it, and we also get special Limited Edition boxes several times a year.

Month to Month-$21

3 Months-$60

6 Months-$115

12 Months-$220

 

  • Sign up or sign in to your free Swagbucks account by clicking here.
  • Click the Swagbucks logo on the top left of the tool bar which will bring you to the “Home” page with featured offers.  There is a “Sort By” box on the right, search by “Highest Payout.”  Scroll through the offers until you see it.  It looks like this.

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  • Click on it, and it will take you to the GlossyBox site.  You have to click through using Swagbucks to receive payment.  Sign up for a box with whichever plan you prefer.

That is it.  Swagbucks will confirm your purchase shortly, and 450 Swagbucks will be automatically added to your account once confirmed.  This equals $4.50.  Swagbucks can be redeemed basically same as cash through Paypal, or through a variety of store gift cards.  Once you receive your box, you can decide if you love it or not and wish to continue.  If for some reason you don’t, you can cancel with no obligation, and you will not be charged for more.  I recommend setting an alarm on your phone or electronic device so you can decide within the time period.  However, I think you will love it as much as I do!   With the Swagbucks, your box will only be $16.50 if you do the month to month plan!  Even less if purchasing several months!

GlossyBox subscriptions make awesome gifts for both men and women.  The men’s boxes are fabulous too.  They are perfect gifts for bridal showers, weddings, graduations, birthdays, or any time you are looking for a great gift at a great price.

Don’t wait though, the boxes sell out every month, and the only way to guarantee you will receive a box is to subscribe!

Click here to sign up for your free Swagbucks account, and start saving and making money immediately!

FREE Better Oats Oatmeal & FREE Truvia Natural Sweetener, plus $2.11 MONEYMAKER at Walmart

 

 

 

 

 JINGIT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON IPAD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

I am so excited, Jingit now is available on Ipad and other electronic devices as well as smart phones! I have posted about this deal since last year now, and it is truly awesome!  A super FREEBIE and nice MONEYMAKER is still going on!!  I purchased quite a few of these, so I no longer have the offer available, or I would just keep doing it over and over even more!  You CAN do the rebate more than once!  Once your payment is received, you can keep using it until it no longer shows on your list.  Check your account regularly.  While we no longer have the high dollar coupon available for Truvia, we have a Swagbucks printable we are of course PAID just to use, plus a rebate from SavingStar!

SavingStar.com saves you money on groceries. 100% digital eCoupons

If you have not tried Better Oats Oatmeal, even my teenager and my toddler are wanting it every morning, and they were adamant Quaker fans previously.   I had never tried it before the Jingit rebate popped up, and wasn’t so sure I would like it.  I was more than pleasantly surprised!!  Plus, getting it FREE is awesome, but MAKING MONEY just to take it home is even better!!  Better Oats is confident you will love it, and they give a full money back guarantee if you don’t!!  I have continued to purchase it, and we truly love it.

They have quite a few varieties of Organic oats.  They are made with whole flax seeds, and come in a variety of flavors, steel cut, and even RAW!  Even their packaging is better for the environment.  Better nutrition, better for our world, it’s FREE, plus we are PAID to try it, you just can’t go wrong!

 

 

WALMART

 

  • Better Oats Oat Revolution Steel Cut Instant Oatmeal $2.50, regular price ( if higher at your store price match walmart’s online price here. )
  • Truvia Natural Sweetener 40ct $3.49, regular price (if priced higher in your store price match to Walmart web site here.)

Buy one 10ct Better Oats Oat Revolution Steel Cut Oatmeal and one Truvia brand sweeteners at Walmart, Receive $6.00 from JINGIT

Watch 30 sec ad video for Better Oats and Truvia “Breakfast Duo” on the JINGIT app, Receive $0.15

After your purchase, and your rebate is confirmed, a few multiple choice questions will pop up in your Jingit app to review and rate the products.  You will receive $0.35 for doing so.

Buy any Truvia Natural Sweetener, Truvia Baking Blend, or Truvia Brown Sugar, Receive $0.75 from SavingStar

SavingStar.com saves you money on groceries. 100% digital eCoupons

Use $0.75/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener Printable Swagbucks

Pay $5.24, Receive $6.50 from JINGIT, and Receive $0.75 from SavingStar, and Receive $0.10 for redeeming one Swagbucks coupon

=FREE plus $2.11 MONEYMAKER when you buy both!!

 

 This post contains affiliate and/or referral links. I use them whenever possible to recover a small portion of the costs required to run this site. Thank you in advance for using them, as it is much appreciated!

FREE Better Oats Oatmeal, FREE Truvia Sweetener, plus $3.44 MONEYMAKER at Walmart

 

 

 

A super FREEBIE and nice MONEYMAKER just got even better!!  Once again we have a rebate on Truvia Sweetener from SavingStar!

SavingStar.com saves you money on groceries. 100% digital eCoupons

Time is running out!!!  This rebate will not be available much longer!!!  I have now used this rebate several times, and I am LOVING the Better Oats Oatmeal.  Even my teenager and my toddler are wanting it every morning, and they were adamant Quaker fans previously.   I had never tried it before the Jingit rebate popped up, and wasn’t so sure I would like it.  I was more than pleasantly surprised!!  Plus, getting it FREE is awesome, but MAKING MONEY just to take it home is even better!!  Better Oats is confident you will love it, and they give a full money back guarantee if you don’t!!

They have quite a few varieties of Organic oats.  They are made with whole flax seeds, and come in a variety of flavors, steel cut, and even RAW!  Even their packaging is better for the environment.  Better nutrition, better for our world, it’s FREE, plus we are PAID to try it, you just can’t go wrong!

 

 

WALMART

 

  • Better Oats Oat Revolution Steel Cut Instant Oatmeal $2.50, regular price ( if higher at your store price match walmart’s online price here. )
  • Truvia Natural Sweetener 40ct $3.31, regular price (if priced higher in your store price match to Walmart web site here.)

Buy one 10ct Better Oats Oat Revolution Steel Cut Oatmeal and one Truvia brand sweeteners at Walmart, Receive $6.00 from JINGIT

Watch 30 sec ad video for Better Oats and Truvia “Breakfast Duo” on the JINGIT app, Receive $0.15

After your purchase, and your rebate is confirmed, a few multiple choice questions will pop up in your Jingit app to review and rate the products.  You will receive $0.35 for doing so.

Buy any Truvia Natural Sweetener, Truvia Baking Blend, or Truvia Brown Sugar, Receive $0.75 from SavingStar

SavingStar.com saves you money on groceries. 100% digital eCoupons

Use $2/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener or Truvia Baking Blend with sugar printable coupons2.smartsource.com

Pay $3.81, Receive $6.50 from JINGIT, and Receive $0.75 from SavingStar

=FREE plus $3.44 MONEYMAKER when you buy both!!

 

 

 This post contains affiliate and/or referral links. I use them whenever possible to recover a small portion of the costs required to run this site. Thank you in advance for using them, as it is much appreciated!

 

FREE Better Oats Oatmeal & FREE Truvia Sweetener, plus $2.69 MONEYMAKER at Walmart

 

 

I have now used this rebate several times, and I am LOVING the Better Oats Oatmeal.  Even my teenager and my toddler are wanting it every morning, and they were adamant Quaker fans previously.   I had never tried it before the Jingit rebate popped up, and wasn’t so sure I would like it.  I was more than pleasantly surprised!!  Plus, getting it FREE and being PAID for it is just the icing on the cake!  And MAKING MONEY just to take it home is even better!!

They have quite a few varieties of Organic oats.  They are made with whole flax seeds, and come in a variety of flavors, steel cut, and even RAW!  Even their packaging is better for the environment.  Better nutrition, better for our world, it’s FREE, plus we are PAID to try it, you just can’t go wrong!

 

 

WALMART

 

  • Better Oats Oat Revolution Steel Cut Instant Oatmeal $2.50, regular price ( if higher at your store price match walmart’s online price here. )
  • Truvia Natural Sweetener 40ct $3.31, regular price (if priced higher in your store price match to Walmart web site here.)

Buy one 10ct Better Oats Oat Revolution Steel Cut Oatmeal and one Truvia brand sweeteners at Walmart, Receive $6.00 from JINGIT

Watch 30 sec ad video for Better Oats and Truvia “Breakfast Duo” on the JINGIT app, Receive $0.15

After your purchase, and your rebate is confirmed, a few multiple choice questions will pop up in your Jingit app to review and rate the products.  You will receive $0.35 for doing so.

 Use $2/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener or Truvia Baking Blend with sugar printable coupons2.smartsource.com

Pay $3.81, Receive $6.50 from JINGIT

=FREE plus $2.69 MONEYMAKER when you buy both!!

 

 

 This post contains affiliate and/or referral links. I use them whenever possible to recover a small portion of the costs required to run this site. Thank you in advance for using them, as it is much appreciated!

 

$10.10 Rebate When You Spend $20 at Zulily!

 

 

 

 $10.10 Rebate When You Spend $20 At Zulily!!!  $10.10 in FREE Designer and Boutique Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Beauty, & More! 

WOOHOO!  I am beyond excited!!  Thanks again to Swagbucks, we have another AMAZING rebate deal!  Spend $20 at Zulily, receive 1010 Swagbucks, the equivalent of $10.10!  You can cash Swag Bucks out basically the same as cash via Paypal, or with all kinds of store gift cards!  It does not have an expiration, so we are not sure how long this rebate opportunity will last. You don’t want to miss it!!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the $20 rebate when you spend $20 at The Body Shop, and the $15 rebate when you spend $20 at Sephora too!  These two deals are a bit different in that they require a Visa for purchase, but definitely worth it!  I did them both, and getting $35 in luxury bath, makeup, and beauty freebies, made it feel like Christmas!

Zulily has everything, and for the entire family.  Deals change daily, so always check in regularly.  When you purchase from Zulily, you are already saving a fortune.  They have designer and boutique clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty, toys, home, and more, and all at a huge discount.  They say up to 80% off, but I know I have bought a lot of items that were at an even better discount.  In fact, I just took off a pair of beautiful Fendi sunglasses I purchased there to type this.  They were $400 retail, and I purchased them at an absolute steal!!   I have purchased probably 80% of my daughter’s clothing, shoes, and accessories there, and have purchased all of her photo outfits and props at discounts that I can’t believe.  I also buy a ton for my home and myself as well.  Combine an additional rebate, and it is almost too good to be true!

 

How to get your $10.10 (1010 Swagbucks) for a $20 Zulily purchase:

  • Sign up for your free Swagbucks account by clicking here.
  • Once signed in, click on the Swagbucks logo on the top left of the tool bar, which will bring you to the featured offer wall.  There is a “Sort By’ box, sort by “Highest Payout.”
  • Scroll down the page until you see the Zulily offer, you may have to click the “add more offers” bar on the bottom to find it.  The offer looks like this, but with the description written under it:
$10.10 Rebate When You Spend $20 at Zulily!

$10.10 Rebate When You Spend $20 at Zulily!

 

  • Click on it, and it will bring you to the Zulily site.  Simply make your purchase, and that is it!  You HAVE to click through to Zulily directly from Swagbucks to receive your rebate!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While the $20 rebate when you spend $20 at The Body Shop, and the $15 rebate when you spend $20 at Sephora rebates are immediate, your 1010 Swagbucks =, $10.10  Zulily rebate will be credited to your account “within 20 days.”  My account is always credited faster, but remember they have to wait on Zulily to confirm your purchase.

In my opinion, Swagbucks is the most important site in the couponing/saving world.  I have used them for years, and have both saved and made more money than I ever thought possible.  They also have all of the available printable manufacturer’s coupons, but PAY YOU for each one you use.  I have received so many freebies, and have been paid just to try more free products than I can count.  I also have not had one problem while using them.  They have great customer service, so in the extremely rare event that something were to go wrong, they are very quick to take care of it as long as you followed the directions.  In this case, it is just clicking through to Zulily from Swagbucks.  As long as you do, there should not be any issue.

Sign up for your free Swagbucks account now, and start saving and making money immediately!

 

This post contains affiliate and/or referral links. I use them whenever possible to recover a small portion of the costs required to run this site. Thank you in advance for using them, as it is much appreciated!

 

 

The Four Best Stores for Makeup and Beauty Deals & Freebies!

 

 

 

If you have read any of my posts, even for just a little while, you know that beauty deals and freebies are my absolute favorite!!  Since a little girl, there has been just something about those beautiful little bottles and tubes that makes me smile, but getting them totally FREE, that is just perfection!!

There are all kinds of ways to get super deals, and even FREE makeup and beauty products.  If you want to read more, you can see my “Beauty on a Budget, and Makeup for FREE” page.  However, I wanted to highlight four of the best makeup and beauty stores or companies that have email, newsletters, or loyalty programs which give you the best deals and freebies.  They also range from higher end stores which carry luxury beauty brands, to brands you can find at your local drug store.

 

SEPHORA

 

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation Review, plus Get it for only $42 with $20 Rebate at Sephora!

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation only $42 with $20 Rebate at Sephora!

Sephora carries a plethora of luxury beauty lines, as well as brands that you can find in some department stores.  Sephora has their free Beauty Insider club.  When you join their program you are rewarded with extra samples with your purchases, exclusive discounts, and FREEBIES!!!  You have access to free beauty classes, events, and more!

Their birthday gift sets are always awesome!! They have a set for both men and women, and they always contain great cosmetics, beauty, perfume, and personal care products.  You are sent an email during your birthday month with notice.  You can either pick it up in store with no purchase necessary, or it is automatically added to your cart if you make a purchase online.

They also offer points for every dollar you spend.  You can redeem these points for all kinds of beauty products, even luxury beauty brands.  I have loved every product that I “purchased” with my points.  You can see their “Rewards” page here.

When you spend $350 in a calendar year, you unlock what they call “VIB Status.”

Some of the VIB benefits:

  • FREE seasonal gifts
  • Concierge service, get beauty advice over the phone
  • Private events
  • Try new products early
  • Early access to sales

When you spend $1000 in a calendar year, you unlock “VIB Rouge” status.

Some of the VIB Rouge benefits:

  • FREE shipping on every order
  • Exclusive VIB Rouge events
  • Special Gifts
  • Access to the Beauty Studio, every service free, “On the house.”  From touchups to full makeovers

There are also other ways to get freebies from Sephora.

  • SWAGBUCKSBesides being the best savings and earning site out there, Swagbucks often offers super deals for Sephora as well as cashback.  For instance, right now they are offering a $15 rebate when you spend $20 in store.  That means $15 in makeup and beauty freebies for spending only $5!!  You can see the deal along with step by step instructions HERE.  This deal is also a great way to score your favorite products at a total steal.  I grabbed my Dior Airflash Spray Foundation, my #1 “Must Have,” for only $42 combining this deal with a $5 Ibotta offer.  You can see how HERE. Swagbucks also offers deals periodically where they actually PAY YOU to get FREE beauty boxes and products from companies like Julep.  It is a good idea to check their offers regularly.  Freebies are awesome, but getting PAID just to get stuff free is even better!

Sign up for your free Swagbucks account now to both save and earn money, plus get great freebies as well!

  • Ibotta– Ibotta offers rebates both online and in store shopping at Sephora,

Sign up for your free Ibotta account now to start saving and making money!

  • Shopkick Shopkick offers discounts and coupons for Sephora, and also FREE Sephora Gift Cards!!  You can redeem your Shopkick points for free money to use at Sephora, which equals awesome freebies!

Sign up for your free Shopkick account now, and get 50 FREE bonus points!

 

THE BODY SHOP

The Body Shop Rebate Deal & Review, FIVE FREE Products!!

The Body Shop Rebate Deal, I was able to grab FIVE FREE Products!!

Right now we have an AMAZING freebie opportunity for The Body Shop thanks to Visa and Swagbucks.  Get a $15 rebate when you spend $20 in store.  This means $15 of beauty product freebies!!  You can see the deal and review HERE.

I love The Body Shop for all kinds of reasons, but one of the most important is the ethics and environmental policies that the company adheres to.  The Body Shop’s Love Your Body Rewards Program offers quite a few benefits.  It is a bit different in that it does charge you$10 a year to be in the rewards club.  However, you save much more than the $10 in the end.

Some of the Love Your Body Reward benefits:

  • 10% off most in store and online purchases
  • $10 Reward in your birthday month
  • Accumulate points for spending
  • Exclusive member only coupons and discounts

Even if you don’t want to spend the $10 for their reward card, there are other ways to get great deals and even freebies from The Body Shop.  Make sure you sign up with a free account, and opt for their email updates.  You receive coupons, free shipping, and notice of upcoming sales and offers.  Using these combined with their online outlet sales section, means you can snag a ton of awesome products for pennies on the dollar.  Always check the outlet and sales section before making a purchase.  I have been really surprised at the deals I have been able to manage there.

There are also other ways to save and get freebies from The Body Shop.

  • SWAGBUCKSSwagbucks periodically has fabulous offers for The Body Shop. I mentioned their current offer above, a $15 rebate when you spend $20 in store, just as they are offering with Sephora.  You can see the deal and review HERE. They also offer cashback, and other coupons and discounts.  Make sure that you check their “Offers” page frequently.  You can find it by clicking the “Discover” tab on the top tool bar, then “Offers.”

Sign up with a free Swagbucks account now, and start saving and making money on your beauty products!

  • Ibotta– Ibotta offers rebates both online and in store for The Body Shop,

Sign up for your free Ibotta account now to start saving and making money!

  • Shopkick Shopkick offers discounts and coupons for The Body Shop.

Sign up for your free Shopkick account now, and get 50 FREE bonus points!

 

BATH AND BODY WORKS

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While Bath and Body Works doesn’t have a traditional “Loyalty Program,”  signing up for their email alerts and home mailers means that you will get totally free products throughout the year.  It also means super deals like I managed in the photo above.  For ALL of these products, after store sale, coupon, cashback, and all discounts were applied, I paid only $15 for 17 products.  Since one alone was regularly $34, that is a lot of FREE products!

While some freebies are “Free Item With Purchase,” they often send out mailers for totally free products with no purchase necessary.  In fact, I just received one in the mail yesterday.

Simply sign up for a free account at bathandbodyworks.com.  Make sure you fill out your home address and personal information and opt for mailers.  The best freebies without purchase deals are sent straight to your door.  Then make sure you opt for their email as well.  You will receive exclusive coupons and discount offers to your email account, along with upcoming sales and special promotions.

There are other ways to receive freebies and super discounts from Bath and Body Works.

  • Ibotta– the free rebate app Ibotta periodically has offers for Bath and Body Works. They also have grocery and product rebates that result in a ton of great freebies and even moneymakers.

Sign up for your free Ibotta account now to start saving and making money!

  • Shopkick Shopkick also offers deals and discounts for Bath and Body Works periodically.

Sign up for your free Shopkick account now, and get 50 FREE bonus points!

  • Retailmenot–  Retailmenot is a free app and free site that offers coupons, discounts, and even freebies to Bath and Body Works.
  • CouponSherpa– Coupon Sherpa is a free app that occasionally offers Bath and Body Works freebies.  I just check in periodically to make sure I don’t miss them.

 

CVS Pharmacy

 

This was all FREE from ONE CVS shopping trip last year!

This was all FREE from ONE CVS shopping trip last year!

Now, I know that this seems a bit odd, and while they don’t sell luxury beauty products per say, they have a lot of great brands, and ultimately I receive the MOST freebies from CVS.

First and most importantly, you need to have a CVS Extra Care Card. You can sign up here, and just takes a few minutes.  Your card will become active immediately.  You are required to have an Extra Care Card to receive the sales prices listed in their weekly ads, and also for all of the CVS coupons available.

Once you have an Extra Care Card, you then need to sign up separately with their email and newsletter.  You will receive additional exclusive coupons and discounts, that when combined with sales and promotions, will get you some really great freebies throughout the year. While most stores allow you to use one manufacturer’s and one store coupon per each item, CVS allows you to use any and all available coupons and discounts, along with a manufacturer’s coupon per each item.

Next, sign up with the free CVS Beauty Rewards Club.  Once signed up, for every $50 you spend on beauty and qualifying personal care products, you will receive $5 in Extra Care Bucks back.  Extra Care Bucks are basically the same as cash, and can be used to purchase almost anything at CVS.  The best part of the Beauty Program is that the $50 is based on the price of the item, NOT what you actually pay after coupons, stores sales, promotions, and discounts.  This means that you can earn a lot of free “money,” and very quickly.   I often receive Extra Care Bucks from items that were free after discounts were applied.  So you end up making money off your free stuff.

If you are a fan of Physician’s Formula Cosmetics, CVS is the BEST place to purchase from.  I have at least one of every Physician’s Formula products that CVS carries.  Most I end up with FREE, but I do not spend over $2 for any PF cosmetics item.  There are always super deals available, and if not then, I know there will be during the next few sale periods.

 

There are super deals and even freebies available for all types of makeup and beauty products. You just need to know where to look.  For a more comprehensive list see the “Guide to Extreme Couponing, Saving, and How to Make Money Shopping” and “Beauty on a Budget and Makeup for Free” pages. Hopefully you will be able to grab some great freebies as well after reading.  Have fun shopping, and don’t forget to open your free Shopkick app and MAKE MONEY while getting your freebies too!

 

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Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation Review, plus Get it for only $42 with $20 Rebate at Sephora!

 

 

 

DIOR DIORSKIN AIRFLASH SPRAY FOUNDATION REVIEW!  PLUS, GET IT FOR ONLY $42 FROM $62 WITH REBATE AT SEPHORA Through March 11th!

 

If you have tried Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation, chances are that you love it.  If you haven’t tried it, I really recommend you do!!  I have seen it on so many different skin types and complexions, and it has looked beautiful on them all.  It’s retail price is rather pricey, so before purchasing, I went and read so many reviews and tips on how to use it.  Most of those actually made me more nervous to try it, and were also from people that were considerably younger, which means completely different skin issues.   Therefore, I wanted to share my own experience.  Especially since right now we have a RARE deal opportunity!  Get Dior Airflash Spray Foundation for only $42,with a $20 rebate when purchased in store at Sephora!  See deal details HERE, and also at the end of my review.

While I believe in saying only positive things about ones self, this is a review, and I need to be brutally honest about what I am “working” with.  That way you can understand just how truly amazing this foundation really is.  First of all, I must state that I have EXTREMELY fair skin.  I am very pale, okay, maybe even possibly glow in the dark. However, I do not have that natural  “porcelain” complexion by any means. I need a lot of help to balance skin tone and camouflage problem areas.

At the age of 23 I found out I had Melanoma, skin cancer, on a spot on my stomach.  Though I was not in the sun much growing up anyway, I have since avoided it like the plague.  Yet I still have areas that need heavier coverage.  All of my Scottish and Irish ancestry shows in my skin.  And like my blonde hair possesses a subtle hint of red,  so does my skin, it’s just not quite as subtle.  I have some light freckles across my cheeks, and darker spots that appeared after having my daughter 2 years ago.  Thank you hormones!!   I also have very large and very visible pores across my cheeks.  It is difficult to find a foundation shade that is light enough in color, yet still has at least a medium amount of coverage, that does not appear orange on my skin.  Even the lightest shades available in many lines leave me looking like an Oompa Loompa, and that just isn’t the look I particularly enjoy.

I first heard about Dior Airflash by reading a blog of a fellow fair skinned beauty junkie.  I then started seeing and hearing about it more and more.  I get SO much free makeup and beauty products (if you would like to read how, see HERE,) that it is hard to pay retail for anything.  Just the thought of paying full price actually produces anxiety now.  As far as makeup is concerned, foundation is the most important product for me, and the one thing I am willing to spend or splurge on.  But, I still simply refuse to pay full price.  While luxury beauty products are rarely at a huge discount, and almost NEVER free, there are always ways to save if you just know where to look.   I used the only available discount at the time,  a small rebate which is part of the current deal listed below, and made my purchase.

When it first arrived, I will admit that I was too scared to try it.  I assumed it would be difficult to control, and would end up everywhere but on my face.  While I am admittedly addicted to beauty products, I am not an expert at application by any stretch of the imagination.  And to make things worse, I have extremely shaky hands.  Since it is pricey, the thought of wasting it kept me from jumping right in.  I went online to review tutorials and read all of the application tips.  Unfortunately though, most of what I read actually increased my fears, so it remained in the box it came in for some time.   That is until the day I found out my favorite band, AFI, was coming to Tulsa.  I would be seeing friends that I had not seen in four years, since the last time AFI was here.   I was so excited that I pulled it out to try immediately, along with a new lash extension kit I had been afraid of as well, and I’m SO glad I did!

I nervously took it out of the box, shook it up, and just sprayed.  Starting at my forehead, I sprayed gently moving my hand horizontally from left to right, then right to left, in a downward motion until I reached the bottom of my chin.   Within seconds, my skin looked different.  The color (Ivory) was perfect and seamless.  The only way you could tell the difference between where it was applied and where it wasn’t, was seeing the noticeable flaws on my skin where there was no makeup.  The coverage was amazing, truly giving a polished, airbrushed appearance.  Yet it is so lightweight that it feels like air going on, and like nothing is on your face after it is applied.  And the greatest part is that it literally takes just seconds.  For the review I actually applied and timed it.  From start to finish I apply it in less than 6 seconds.

It sprays an ultra fine mist that leaves your skin looking and feeling like velvet.  The formula contains Mother of Pearl pigments that even out your skin tone and balance discoloration like no foundation I have ever used.  I don’t even need to layer concealer over spots most of the time, like I have had to with all other foundations in the past.  It also reduces and covers the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking smooth and flawless.  Whether you have acne, sun damage, or dark spots, you can create a flawless look that actually lasts all day and through the night.  You can have as little or as much coverage as you prefer.  You can layer it for heavier coverage either by spraying more, using a Kabuki brush, or even spraying directly on a blending sponge.  Some people like to spray it on the back of their hand and use a Kabuki brush to apply in full.  It all works, it just depends on what you are more comfortable with.  Even though I thought it would be difficult, it is actually much easier for me to spray, and looks better than when I try to apply in full with a sponge or brush.  I spray my entire face first, and use a blending sponge to smooth around natural creases like my eyes.  If I have a blemish, I just spray a tiny dab directly on to a sponge, then dab the area until I have reached the amount of coverage I need.

I am just an average, 41 year old, single mom, who has both a teenager and a toddler.  So for every day wear, if a product takes any time at all to apply, it just won’t work for me right now.  I can apply the Dior Airflash in seconds, literally as I am walking out the door (and often do) and look like I spent a lot more time on my skin.  You really do get that airbrushed look without the work.  For every day, all I use is Airflash, eyeliner, mascara, and tinted lip balm. Here is a quick snapshot I took after a full day wearing Airflash, and chasing around a two year old.

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When purchasing the product originally, I had read a review on Sephora that it had dried a user’s skin.   That review stuck with me and almost kept me from purchasing it.  My skin is prone to being dry, and I have never experienced oily skin in my life, even as a teen.  Especially in the colder Winter months, I have to be very careful.  A lot of products leave my skin dry and flaky.  Though I have not had any issues with the Airflash spray drying or flaking on my skin, if you are prone to drier skin, I always recommend exfoliating regularly, wearing a good moisturizer, and using a moisturizing primer before applying any foundation.

There are a just a few issues I have experienced with the Dior Airflash application, but I have found them to have easy solutions.  You will notice immediately that it does not smell good at all while applying.  It does however dissipate quickly.  The first time I used it, I sprayed in the bathroom with the door closed, definitely not a good idea.  Spraying in an open ventilated area is the best scenario.  While it still doesn’t smell good while spraying, there is no odor once on your skin, and a few malodorous seconds are definitely worth the results.  I compare it to spraying Aquanet hairspray in the late 80’s.  For a few seconds the smell was horrendous, yet it created those sky high bangs that lasted like no other product could.  And to fully embarrass myself, that is me below at age 17 in the purple dress along with Aquanet, sadly contributing to the hole in the Ozone layer.  In my defense, it had yet to be discovered.   The things we do for beauty, or at least what we think is beautiful at the time!

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The next issue is blending around natural creases, or if you have any fine lines or wrinkles.  I have been very blessed in that most people think I am younger than my years.  But, I have some very persistent fine lines trying their best to emerge.  Once on your skin, it wears beautifully and does not cake, crack, or collect in lines or pores.  When you apply by spraying though, it can skip over those areas completely.  Now I simply take a beauty blending sponge, and gently swipe around my eyes and nose  which blends it in perfectly.  You will want to do this with any lines or natural creases on your face.  Some prefer to use brushes, but I have found the blending sponges work much better for me with this foundation, and I get my favorite ones at a total steal here.

For the next issue, things are about to get “real.”  I have a condition called PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.)  There has actually been a lot of talk about PCOS recently in the media.  Whitney Thore, the girl who stars on the new reality show My Big Fat Fabulous Life, suffers from it and blames the hormonal imbalance for her weight.  One of the things she talks about with PCOS that I do agree with,  is that our extra dose of hormones can potentially cause extra facial hair.  Once again, I have been very lucky that I only have pale, blond, peach fuzz.  But, I never noticed just how much there really was until I used this foundation.  I am not sure what exactly causes it, whether it is the spray action itself, or the foundation formula, but it does accentuate every tiny little hair.  Even those that are not visible to the naked eye without the makeup on, and more so than any product I have ever used.  Gently swiping a blending sponge along those areas definitely helps, but I recommend just getting rid of it all together first by whichever method you prefer.  I received a “No No” for Christmas,  so I “No” longer have to worry about it again 😉

Overall, it is by far the best foundation I have ever tried, and I have tried most of what is out there.  A lot of people use it only for special occasions due to the price.  But, I wear it every day and have been really impressed with how long it lasts.  A little bit goes a VERY long way. I think that in some of the reviews I have read complaining that it doesn’t last long, people may be  spraying much more than what is really necessary. The fine micro mist particles really cover a good sized area, and there is no need to be spraying more than 6 seconds in covering your entire face.  For me, spraying directly on a sponge for extra coverage or layering wastes much less than spraying it on the back of your hand to apply.

The price is the biggest obstacle for most people.  And while it is worth it, we can always save at least some.  In normal circumstances, I recommend using Topcashback which offers the guaranteed highest cashback percentage, 8% cashback for your Sephora purchases online.  When buying Dior Airflash Spray Foundation, that would make it only $57.04 after cashback. Right now though, we have a SUPER deal opportunity!!!

Through March 11th, 2015, Swagbucks is offering 1500 Swagbucks which equals $15, when you spend $20 IN STORE at Sephora. This means when you spend $20, you get $15 back!  This is processed immediately too.  By the time I got home from the store, I already had the money waiting for me!  We also have a second offer from Ibotta  Spend $50 IN STORE, and receive $5 back.  You can combine BOTH these offers together, as the Ibotta offer is based on your store receipt. This results in $20 back when spending $50!

Using these rebates, when you purchase the Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation from Sephora which is priced at $62, you end up getting it for only $42!!  This is a HUGE discount on a luxury beauty product, that doesn’t come along often!

I have already completed the rebates myself, and have already been paid.  If you have wanted to try Dior Airflash, or if you already use and love it, now is the time to stock up!!  You only have through March 8th to receive the rebate and get it for only $42!  See the rebate deals in full with complete step by step instructions by clicking on the link below.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Get a $15 rebate when you spend $20 at Sephora, and an extra $5 when you spend $50!  Full details and intructions here.

 

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