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$15 Rebate With $20 Purchase at The Body Shop, Plus Additional $15!!

 

 

I know that I have been MIA, and I sincerely apologize.  I have just moved into our new home after a long ordeal with some serious health issues, and will be posting more and more!  I couldn’t let you miss one of my absolute FAVORITE deals!!  Thanks again to Swagbucks, through 12/19 get a $15 rebate when you spend $20 at The Body Shop!  That means you can get $20 in great beauty, bath, and personal care products for only $5!!  If you are wanting to spend more, there is an additional $15 rebate you can combine with a $50 in store purchase from Ibotta.  This means by combining the two offers, you can get $50 in awesome products for only $20!

It may look like it takes a bit when the instructions are written out, but it will literally take you just a few minutes in total to complete the rebates.  There is a limit of ONE offer per person/account/Visa card.  You CAN have more than one rebate per household, you just have to have an additional Swagbucks and Ibotta account for another person/family member, and a different VISA card.

If you are not familiar with Swagbucks, they are in my opinion the most important couponing and shopping site that is out there.  They not only offer all of the high dollar printable coupons available, they pay you for each one you use.  They also offer cashback, and all kinds of other ways to both save and earn money.  Their offers like these are simply amazing!!  I have received so many freebies from using Swagbucks, and a lot of it I have been paid money just to bring home!   Of course it is totally FREE to use as well!

Before shopping, make sure you also have the free Shopkick app on your smart phone.  You get paid just to walk into stores.  You can earn even more by scanning bar codes of featured products. or whenever you make a purchase. You even get paid just to look at the “Look Books” of new products and deals listed in the app.   It’s like reading a magazine and making money for it.  It adds up quickly and I get a lot of freebies from gift cards I earn!

How to receive 1500 Swagbucks ($15)  It literally takes less than a minute

  • First, sign up with a FREE account with Swagbucks.  Once signed up, click the Swagbucks logo on the top left hand corner of  the tool bar on any Swagbucks page.  Click the “Discover” link on the left by scrolling down a bit, then “Trial Pay. ” You can “Sort” by choosing “Highest Payout” to bring it up faster.
  • Next, click on The Body Shop offer, click “continue,” and enter the Visa credit card number you will use to make your purchase, along with your email address.  You will only need to enter the card number, NOT the name on your card, expiration or security code info.  It is indeed safe, and the only way to receive your rebate.  You CAN use a Visa Debit Card, I used my bank card.  Just remember the transaction HAS to be run as “Credit” as this is a deal sponsored by Visa.

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  • Shop in store at The Body Shop, and spend $20 BEFORE tax for the offer to qualify.  Once you have finished your purchase, you will “immediately”  and automatically be credited with 1500 Swagbucks which is the equivalent of $15 cash.  No need to do anything else for the Swagbucks offer.  With Swagbucks you can cash out via Paypal like cash, or with other store gift cards.

 

TO RECEIVE THE ADDITIONAL IBOTTA REBATE

  • Sign up for a free Ibotta account by clicking here.  If you’re reading this on a smart phone you can immediately download for free to your phone from the link.  If using a computer, you can download for free by simply downloading and signing in to your account using the email address you used to create it.
  • Once signed up, click the “Health and Beauty” category, and click on The Body Shop offer under the “In Store” section.  Click on the offer and “unlock it” by following the directions.
  • Simply shop IN STORE at The Body Shop and spend at least $50 pre tax to receive both the Swagbucks and Ibotta offers.  You must pay using the Visa card you registered in order to receive payment.  MAKE SURE THE CASHIER MAKES YOUR PAYMENT AS CREDIT if using a Visa debit card.  Bank cards with Visa logos will work, just have to be run as credit.
  • To receive the Ibotta rebate, after shopping, open the Ibotta app and click on The Body Shop offer from the step above.  Just follow the directions which will have you take a photo of your receipt, and that is it.  Your extra $15 rebate will be credited to your Ibotta account shortly.  You can cash out of Ibotta via Paypal or choosing store gift cards as well.

 

 

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An Amazing FREE Health Experience, Rock Creek Herb & Vitamin Co in Sapulpa Oklahoma, My Experience

 

 

 

 

I always write about amazing deals, but this post although including a “freebie,” is a very personal one.  If you are not a fan of “Too Much Information,” then skipping this post is highly recommended.  The reason I have this site is for the purpose of helping people.  Something I’m compelled to do, something I feel I am called to do I guess I would say.   If you’ve read the “About Couponing with Class” page, you know a basic synopsis of the life events which brought me here. You’ve seen I have RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, now medically termed CRPS, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, which I personally consider a misnomer as it unfortunately can spread. After being hit by a City bus in MN, I had a spine surgery to replace my lower discs, and woke up in a world that I could have never imagined.

I’ve been unable to post over the last week.  My home I rent flooded, again, which started a series of health issues.  Unfortunately, though the pain of RSD never stops, and is ranked the highest on the McGill Pain Index above childbirth, cancers, and amputation, stress absolutely exacerbates it. and things can and usually will snowball.  In the last month I’ve had regular spinal blocks to help me “function,” and am undergoing a plethora of imaging and testing for serious new issues.  Unsure if the RSD is spreading from where it’s been localized from waist to toes of both legs, and unsure of what I’m about to find out.  I’m also faced with the possibility of another bout with melanoma, one I’ve not fought since I was 23, but a biopsy Friday should give me the conclusion.  Needless to say, it has been a very difficult few weeks.

Over a decade ago, I started hearing of a woman somewhere in Oklahoma who “read people’s eyes.”  I’d heard she tells you what health issues you have and how to fix them.  I’ve heard her mentioned periodically over the years, and people raving about her, but as I’m sure you’re thinking, I was skeptical, and quite frankly thought was just another scam of some sort.  Through my 9 year battle with RSD, I’ve researched anything and everything I could get my hands on.  I’ve seen doctors and specialists all over the U.S., including multiple trips to the world renowned Mayo Clinic.  On one of those trips, I was asked to join a new study program for patients with RSD, using alternative pain control methods such as mediation, acupuncture, and to stay there for 6 months to participate.  Having a child, I couldn’t, but it started me looking into alternative methods of pain control and treatment. Several years ago, thanks to an amazing doctor, I started completely incorporating natural and alternative treatments into my traditional medical care, and have seen amazing results. It is a decision I credit to saving my life, or giving me a life may be the best way to explain it.  I’m fairly open minded, but I have to be careful and knowledgeable when it comes my health.  I’ve learned that sadly, some medical professionals have more concerns with money than your health, and they really do not know everything.  You have to be your own advocate and find a great doctor who is great with you.  You have to learn to be discerning, know all the risks and side effects from all medications and procedures to make informed decisions before agreeing to them.  After all, it was a medical procedure, or the problems with one, that threw me into the world of RSD.  A spinal procedure gone terribly wrong.

Along with acupuncture, nutrition, and other natural and alternative therapies, I started using essential oils years ago, long before they had gained popularity within the mainstream public, although they have been in medical use since Ancient Egypt, most likely before as well.  Recently, after much research, I finally decided to be a Young Living Oils representative, for the sole purpose of saving on my personal oils.   I do truly believe that Young Living Oils are the some of the best available, but they are not cheap.  Becoming a rep gives such a huge discount, and the starter kit which contains many of the oils I use anyway, plus a wonderful diffuser, can be purchased at an incredible savings this way, and you’re not forced to maintain any sales.  Becoming a Young Living member put me in touch with a lot of amazing local people, and helped me end up at Rock Creek Herb & Vitamin shop in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Though I had heard of Phyllis so many years, I never knew her name, or where to find her exactly until having a Zyto Compas Scan at a chiropractic office from another Young Living member.  She mentioned seeing her, and I finally asked where.  After considering it so long, I made the decision to finally go.  With everything that has come to fruition the last few months, I had nothing to lose, and it was totally free.

I brought my kids and set off for Sapulpa, using the Rock Creek Facebook page to guide me.  I can barely remember life before Google Maps!  I tried to go with an open mind, but I wasn’t expecting anything.  I arrived at 11am, and she starts seeing people at 11:30.  The shop itself is really nice, albeit not what I was expecting.  I am not really sure what I was expecting though.  It is larger than I thought, very organized, with a beautiful rustic look.  Lots of wood!  I was second in line to a family that drove in to see her from Houston, and the line quickly grew behind me.  I was really nervous, so I was talking to others while waiting.  Each had a personal story of how Phyllis had changed their life.  People from Arkansas, Texas, even Colorado.  All with amazing medical stories and stories of incredible recovery.  People with brain injuries, people who had stage 4 cancer quickly put in remission, a Vietnam vet who has seen her for decades and in fabulous health now.  The stories were all so touching, and left me feeling somewhat hopeful.

When our turn came, my son went first.  You simply sit in a chair in front of her, and you don’t talk except for your name. I suppose you can, but in my skepticism, I didn’t want to divulge anything.   You then just sit, she looks at your eyes, and writes everything down.  Once finished, she then discusses the findings, and writes down for you which vitamins and herbs will help, and the dosage you should take.  As for my son,  I won’t divulge details as he is a teenager and a minor, but I was blown away, seriously in shock.  Things his doctor is currently working on, and issues where we have been unsure of how to proceed.  Next came my turn.  I sent my children away, just in case she was right about me.  Over the next month I have intensive imaging sessions scheduled, covering some serious things, things I do not want my children to know or worry about, at least not yet.  After finishing with my eyes, all those things she had written down.  Minute details that no one knows but my specialists. Things uncommon for my age and so specifically detailed.  She had written down the tumor in my left kidney, specifically stating which kidney.   A tumor which took doctors over a year to find.  I had multiple trips to the ER in tremendous pain, failed imaging attempts which found nothing, and finally capturing it accidentally on an MRI, meant to look at the hardware in my spine.  The hardware casts shadows, probably why it wasn’t showing on regular X-rays, but it’s been excruciatingly painful, and there it was written on my sheet.   This growth has had me doubled over on the floor, unable to walk, off and on over the last year, and she wrote it down immediately.  She also recommended what will break it up, along with what caused it!!   I do not want to list too many personal details, but she had my blood type right, my chronic pain syndrome, and issues my doctors can’t figure out a medical explanation for, but have been testing and testing looking for reasons.  Everything was all there, written down before we even spoke.  There were no generalities, things that people who scam others in situations can pick up on.  I look healthy on the outside, which is difficult on occasion as people do not understand what I go through.  So these are not things that are common.  She had each issue detailed out, and I admittedly was brought to tears.

After handing me a kleenex, we began to talk.  She went over each and every thing she had written down.  Went over each and every vitamin or herb recommended to help, and the dosage needed.  She spends as much time as needed for each person, and doesn’t rush.  Before leaving, she actually thanked me, and said she appreciated me letting her help.  I don’t think I could even get much out to say but to thank her.  This was all FREE.  She does not charge one penny for this, ever.  You can purchase the vitamins she recommends at her shop, but of course you don’t have to.  However, I recommend that you do, because of the time and energy spent.

Before I say anything else, make sure that you clear ANY vitamins or natural products you take with your doctor first.  This is extremely important.  I am lucky that my doctor has done a tremendous amount of research and uses natural treatments as well, but I know that many don’t.  Even natural products can interfere with medications, so it is a must that you check first.  With that being said, I researched the products I did purchase in comparison to the pharmaceutical grade products that my doctor has me purchase.  The products that she carries are all very high in quality.  Not what you find on store shelves, which my doctor had talked to me about long ago.  Most of what you find at your stores have so many fillers, regardless of what their packaging says, and you are basically wasting your money and not getting the results you could be.  I compared each ingredient to the pharmaceutical grade counterpart my Dr. personally recommends, I will not say the brand here, but I am very comfortable with the products I brought home now.

If you can go with an open mind, I think it is an experience that can really help.  And if you end up talking to others while there, I think it is an experience that can be life changing.  There was so much love, so much hope, so much positive energy from everyone there I met, that it made the trip worth it just for that, and made the wait actually pleasant.  You need to get there early, there will be a wait.  People really do drive in from all over to see her, and there is not a lot of seating, but a lot of people that will come and go.

If you live in Oklahoma, or close by, saying that I recommend a visit to Rock Creek Herb & Vitamin Co. is an understatement.  Their card says that it is owned and run by Phyllis and Randy VanDeusen.  Phyllis sees people currently Tues-Fri from 11:30am-4:00pm, and Sat 10:30am-3pm.  Store hours are Tues-Fri 9:30-5, and Sat 9:30-4.  It is completely FREE to work with Phyllis, however, again I recommend making at least a purchase.

 

Rock Creek Herb & Vitamin Co. Address

11 E. Teel Rd. Sapulpa, Ok 74066

Phone: 918-227-3566 or Toll Free 877-883-7785

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

THE BODY SHOP REBATE DEAL & REVIEW, FIVE FREE PRODUCTS!  SUPER BEAUTY FREEBIES!!  EXTENDED THROUGH 4/7!

 

Last night I loaded up my teenage son and my 2 yr old daughter, and headed to the mall to take advantage of the $35 in rebates from The Body Shop and Sephora.  I have not been to the mall in YEARS!! I do the majority of my shopping online, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for $35 in FREE bath, makeup, and beauty products. You can find The Body Shop Deal HERE, and the Sephora Deal HERE.

I ended up waiting on the Sephora deal as they were completely out of Dior Airflash Foundation in Ivory, which is my one beauty splurge that is a must have for me.  It is pricey, so the rebate will give me to opportunity to get it for only $42.  One bottle lasts a really long time, but want to grab it while I can save $20 with the Swagbucks and Ibotta offers combined.

When my son was little, we went to the mall regularly, but since it has been so long since I have been, this was my daughter’s first time.   I’ve never seen a two year old who loves fashion so much.  Clothing, shoes, accessories, she takes it all very seriously.  She also is completely enamored by makeup and beauty products already. Needless to say, shopping is her “thing” and she was in absolute Heaven!

 

When we arrived at The Body Shop, I told the sales associates that I was shopping for the rebate. I asked if they have had a lot of people coming in for it, but they had not even heard of it. While it doesn’t surprise me, when there are great deals to be had, I can’t help but wish everyone knew about them.   I told as many people as I could before leaving the store.  One lady was so excited that she signed up for Swagbucks right there on her phone so she could use it right away.   From that experience we learned that it really does activate immediately, and the rebate is processed immediately as well!

I always purchase products from The Body Shop online, so it’s the first time that I’ve been inside the actual store in forever. My toddler wanted to look at, and smell, everything they had. So it did take a bit, but it was so much fun to see how excited she was for every new scent. It was particularly amusing when she didn’t like one. She helped me choose every piece I purchased, and I could see other customers amused by her as well, we could hear them talking about her as we shopped.

I really wanted to stay as close to the $20 minimum as possible. I ended up choosing the travel sizes so I could try as many new (to me) scents as possible. I had the sales associates helping, and even though the entire time we were adding up the total for the products in hand, my first transaction didn’t go as planned.  There was no signage alerting that some of the products I had picked up were on sale, and the girls helping me didn’t tell me either.  Hopefully they have fixed that now.  Because of this, my first transaction ended up with a subtotal of only $19.00.  Therefore it had to be returned and rung up again.  The next time adding an additional product to reach the $20 pre tax subtotal required for the rebate to activate.  Before returning the merchandise, the manager actually asked me if it was okay to just raise the price on an item in order to reach the threshold.  However, I knew I could add a hand sanitizer for only $2, and would rather pay $2 more for an extra product, than be charged an extra $1 for one I already had. I declined her offer.  On a side note, I did find that a bit odd considering the point of a sales team is to sell as many products as they can.

After trying everything, I ended up choosing 6 products in the scents I liked the most.

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Here is what I purchased:

  • Mega Wild Argon Oil Body Butter 1.69oz Sale $5 (when you buy 2)-  This was my absolute favorite of all of their products!  I am normally not really drawn to the smell of most Argon Oil products out there, although I love the effects, especially on hair.   So I was really surprised at just how much I like this product’s scent.  Their Body Butters are always so incredibly rich and creamy, and they really do hydrate for the 24 hours that they claim.  It smells heavenly and while the scent lasts, it is not overpowering.
  • Strawberry Lip Balm .6oz $3-  I’m going to divulge my age on this one, but I purchased this because it smells and feels EXACTLY like the Strawberry Village Lip Lickers!  The tins are just much larger and round. Lip Lickers were the must have rectangular tins that every little girl in the late 70’s and early 80’s had in their Jordache purses.  I had The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Lip Balm previously, but the Strawberry is so reminiscent, that it’s just a fun little piece to keep in your bag.  If you loved those little tins when you were young as much as I did, it will definitely bring you back!
  • Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub Gelee 1.8oz  Sale $5 (when you buy 2)-  This has a VERY sharp grapefruit scent.  I love the smell of grapefruit, so I like that. To me it does not smell like pink grapefruit though, rather the more bitter yellow ones.  Their body scrubs exfoliate well and leave your skin incredibly smooth.  I liked using it this morning as the sharp citrus smell was invigorating.  However, this is not one I would use prior to bedtime.
  • Strawberry Body Puree  $4– This is a really lightweight lotion that absorbs very quickly.   I prefer to use these in the warmer months.  Though I LOVE the Body Butters, when it’s 110 degrees outside here with the heat index and 98% humidity, the Body Butters are not the best.  It feels like it slides right off your skin when you start to “glow,” as my mother used to say.
  • Satsuma Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer 2oz  $2–  This has a REALLY nice citrus scent that I love.  Their sanitizers absorb quickly, and this is the perfect size to keep in your purse or car.
  • Pink Grapefruit Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer 2oz  $2– This has a VERY SHARP grapefruit scent, a bit on the bitter side, and at first rather strong.  I do like it, but I prefer the Satsuma scent for sure.  Don’t make the mistake I did, accidentally squirting a drop on your face while smelling it.  It hit around my lip and I can not put into words how badly it burned!!  I can only imagine judging from the pain, that it does in fact kill every germ in sight.  Because of how strong it is, it is NOT a product I would use on children, whose hands seem to have an uncontrollable link to their mouths.   The Satsuma doesn’t have the same punch as this one does.

 

In total, I purchased 6 products with a subtotal=$21

Received $15 (1500 Swagbucks)

Final Price=$6, the cost of just one of the Body Butters or Body Scrubs, like getting 5 products FREE!

 

By the time we we made it home, we were all exhausted.  As I pulled in the driveway and took out my keys, I realized we were locked out.  Miscommunication with my teenager left the house key on the kitchen counter instead of in my purse where I thought he had put it.  After having my neighbor try to “break in” through our kitchen window to no avail, we ended up driving across town to my father’s house for a spare.  We didn’t return home again until 11pm, but when I got inside and checked, my rebate had already processed, with the 1500 Swagbucks waiting in my account.  With Swagbucks, you can cash out via Paypal, or a plethora of store gift cards.  You can even donate to different charities.  There are gift cards you can get for as low as 100 Swagbucks, which is $1.  For Paypal though, the lowest denomination is 2500 Swagbucks, which is $25.  However, if you prefer Paypal like I do, it doesn’t take long at all to have enough bucks.  If you use both rebates, you can cash out via Paypal immediately.

It definitely works, it’s absolutely safe, and you do in fact receive your rebate immediately.  It is honestly a SUPER DEAL that you don’t want to miss.  If there are other products you wish to purchase, don’t forget there is an ADDITIONAL rebate from Ibotta (I give instructions on The Body Shop Deal post) that gives you $5 when you spend $30 in store at The Body Shop.  There is also an additonal $5 for Sephora when you spend $50 in store. These both can be combined with the Swagbucks rebate as it is based on your original store receipt.

I hope you all enjoy the rebate and the FREEBIES that it brings!!  It is really easy and takes just a minute, but if you have any questions or need help, I would be happy to walk you through it.  The quickest way to reach me is to either post or send a message on the Facebook page here.

 

Once again, you can find the full deals and instructions on The Body Shop Deal HERE, and the Sephora Deal HERE.

 

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

 

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FREE EBOOST Products at Akins & Other Health Stores Around Tulsa

 

 

I have heard people are having issues finding the EBOOST natural energy products for the freebies from Berry Cart.  The Berry Cart app has a great feature which locates all of the stores around you that carry the product offered in each rebate.   There is a small icon to the left of  the rebate amount, and directly under the featured product, that says “Where to buy.”  As long as you have enabled GPS (which is definitely beneficial as you will also get more rebate opportunities,) when you click it, it will list all of the stores that carry the product in your area.

In the Tulsa area, EBOOST natural energy shots and powders are available at all Akins stores, Deli Corp, Vitamin Shoppe, and in Broken Arrow at Martha’s Health Food & Herbs.  In other areas it is available at Whole Foods, and hopefully it will be available at our Whole Foods store soon as well.

If you are not familiar with Berry Cart, it is a FREE rebate app that ONLY has healthy and organic rebate offers.  It is really easy to use.  Once you have purchased a featured product, simply log in and snap a photo of your receipt.  That’s it!!  They also have a payment threshold of only $5 so you can get your cash quickly!

 

  • Purchase EBOOST Natural Energy Vitamin Shots
  • Purchase EBOOST Natural Energy Vitamin Powder

Take a photo of your receipt and submit to Berry Cart!!

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