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It’s a Money! Money! Monday

All this for $1.03

Today we are officially debt free.  It’s taken a lot of creative scrimping over the years but it has finally paid off.  We owe no one and have brought our total monthly costs to around $500 a month.

The era of creative scrimping is far from over however because now we want to invest.  I haven’t talked a lot about money specifics on my blog so far but I’d like to start sharing some of the amazing deals, free items and ways to get extra with my favorite ‘fluffers’.  If you’re reading this, that’s you ;D 

Today I want to introduce you to an awesome site that I have followed for years called Money Saving Mom.  Because of this site I have stayed supplied with luxury items and gifts without spending more than a few dollars.  MSM makes putting together complicated coupon deals easy by doing all the work for us. 

She covers Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Walmart, internet deals and more.  MSM is who taught me to get heaps of free goods from CVS and Walgreens.  You can read some past posts on my old blog where every Saturday I’d divulge my favorite deals – and how much they cost.

Some of the awesome deals up at MSM right now are 20 Free Kodak Prints at CVS (just in time for Christmas cards), 10 Reams of Paper and Markers for a penny after rebate from OfficeMax and Free Barista Prima coffee samples sent by mail.  Never miss the Deals of the Week for Rite-Aid, Walgreens and CVS and learn how to get all your drugstore shampoos and other goods for free or nearly free.  Be sure to look for MSM’s awesome tutorials at the bottom of her posts to learn how to not only get heaps of free useful stuff, but sometimes even get paid to carry it away. 

One of the things I missed while in Australia is they don’t really have coupons and bargains like we do in the US so I’m excited to get back on the hunt and see what goodies I can score.  And now my secret’s out on how I can always have gifts but never spend money.  It’s the thought that counts anyways ;p

Let me know if you score any interesting deals from reading MSM’s site.  I check daily because she is constantly posting new items and some of them close out pretty quickly.  And that’s my tip for this week.  Happy deal hunting!

Reviewing for Rewards

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© Photo by Lori Alcorn

Imagine if Christmas came more than once a year and surprises came regularly to your mailbox.  That’s what Lori A. gets all the time as a veteran reviewer.

Dedicated to word of mouth marketing, Lori tries out products for different companies, and then posts her honest opinion of them on her blog.

MyBlogSpark is one of the companies that puts reviewers like Lori in touch with companies that need reviews.  The benefit to Lori is free goodies, like this workout set from Yoplait in the photo.

“MyBlogSpark is easy to use and has all your info for sparks in one place.  They offer you a product to try along with lots of great gifts to go along with it –  you also get the offer to give to one your readers.  I do any MyBlogSpark I am offered and its been my pleasure to work with them.  I have never had a package missing or in bad shape. MyBlogSpark are professionals and I love working with them.”

While Lori is an experienced reviewer, Kira S. is just getting her feet wet.  She has just recently joined MyBlogSpark to try it out.  I’ll be covering both their experiences here for anyone who’s interested in seeing how these programs work first hand. 

Can you really get boxes of goodies in exchange for your opinion?  Not only can you, I’ll show you how, what, when and where right here.  If you already use one of these sites, please share your experiences with us in the comments section.  Now’s your chance to plug your stuff!  😀