Saturday, December 18, 2010

oDesk, the Premier WAH Bidding Site

OK it's Saturday and what better day to sign up with oDesk than today! I usually find new opportunities on the weekends because this is when I have my most sufficient free time.

By now you should know that WAH generally stands for "work-at-home." This is what I have been doing from home part-time lately and I expect with more opportunities overall, to make it full-time. I wanted to share oDesk with you because I have been doing so well on there. I never thought that I'd be able to make such great supplemental (for me it's primary!) income on any kind of website.

I want to go ahead and say that when you do sign up, please use my referral link as I will get credit for your signing up. So, oDesk is a work-at-home bidding site where you bid on each assignment-- you're more or less competing with others for the same position (just like in the "real world," right!). It's very easy. No exaggeration there.

You read the employers job description and if you fit the bill, you click a button that says "apply" and you cater your cover letter to that employer and his special job posting. You don't even have to submit a resume!! Just make your cover letter really good and especially for that job posting so they know it's not generic.

Before any of this, you must create a profile and pass an "oDesk Readiness Test," with about 40 questions, which determines your level of seriousness about applying for jobs on oDesk.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Simple Work-at-Home Opp

One of the most efficient around, Opinion Outpost; It is reputable and thus well worth your work-time. You will get paid to take surveys online that last from 5 to 30 minutes. Most survey panels give you gift cards and compensations, and yet Opinion Outpost is giving nothing but cash, which is most beneficial. Since December 2010 I have acquired $45.30 from simply being a general survey panel user, with $3.20 in the bank. And as an affiliate, I actually have reached $16 and can automatically cash-out at 20 dollars.

Shelling out extra time accepting survey offers will make sure that you establish a lot more money. Opinion Outpost pushes the surveys straight to your e-mail and you follow the link through to your survey form opportunity and then begin qualifying! Qualification is based on the retailer and or client and as soon as you do not qualify you'll opt out of that respective market research and end up with the choice between making a instant donation courtesy of Opinion Outpost, a chance at an instant $50 and one other quick alternative. The amount of time of the questionnaire pinpoints the amount of cash you get paid.

You can cash out at 50 points (or $5) if you are a panel member, and the paycheck arrives fast. I have been a member for some time now and it is for sure my very preferred survey site out there. Register here if you need to produce some additional money!

Very best,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Near-free Deals at Hallmark! $10/$10, $5/$5

Lots of great promotions going on at Hallmark, glad I was able to get in. The $10 off $10 has been pulled though so only the $5 off $5 is available here, exp 12/5. Should be able to print 2 or more of those.

Sooo I did the rest of my $10/$10 Q's today so that's the last of those. Printed two of these $5/$5 Q's and looks like I'll have to go again on 12/5!!

I decided to stock up on Christmas wrapping paper, gift bows, gift tags (sooo nice, not the sticky kind, these are removable!) and gift bags!!! Might as well, won't have to buy any with my money for a while, hehehe!

Here are my deals:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Homemaking: Dishwashing Powder

Now, this is a frugal blog, mind you, lol. I ran into this online! I hate spending money on "Cascade" and even toilet paper. lol don't think there are any TP substitutes, but here's a great one for dishwashng powder, lol! Can't wait to try it out-- funnn!!! I've saved and printed this as well.

Use baking soda/vinegar to clean dishes. I have seen tips on using baking soda as a substitute for dish washing liquid or powder but they usually involved adding some other cleaning element as well, and I have seen the use of vinegar for many cleaning uses but I have not yet seen these two in combination.
I had dish powder left over still to use, but I had become frustrated with finding my dishes not clean and the rather expensive dish powder clumped in the receptacle.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Major fun at Old Navy Black Friday 2010!

Just came back from ON (got there around 12:05am) and had to park all the way in the back! lol. At least I didn't have to wait in line or outdoors! Got 2 pair of $5 sleep pants! I've been waiting on these for a while, they are my fave!! The most I've paid for one was about $10, so 50% discount is great! And they had my size!! I'm so grateful they had my size. I've been eying the pink and blue ones for a long time, even looked 'em up online a couple of times. I'm working from home and I'm lounging around a lot and I love it, bless God so now I have 3 pairs. Yaay :) :) Superiorly happy!!

Will have to give a review of these at too. I wanted some really festive ones, so I'd say mission accomplished! If you decide to go today, check the Black Friday ad beforehand (see post #49) and go in with a list.

Here are the ones I got:


Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Day, Another Dollar! @ Harris Teeter, ends 11/9

Harris Teeter Super Doubles

Another day, another dollar!

1 Poise Liners $3.79 - free catalina Q = free
2 Coffeemate $2 - $.75 IPQ's = $.50 ea
1 Baileys' Creamer (substituted for this bc no non-fat-free coffeemate available = $2) - $.75 IPQ = $.50
5 MW mixes $.57 ea - $.55/2 MFR, 3 $.55/1 IPQ's = free
2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1 - $.70 IPQ's = free
2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal 12.8oz $2.69 - $.55 IPQ's = $1.59 ea

$3.53 OOP + tax, ymmv

Last day is tomorrow. Got a couple of more Q's to print and more coffeemate to grab

Happy Q'ing!,

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 2 of HT Super Doubles, ends 11/9

my last big trip! going back remainder of week just for the things they've been short on. i hit two stores.

1 Smucker's Uncrustables $3.19 - free Q = $.19
1 Alexia Sweet Potato Fries $4.49 - $1Q = $2.49 (these are soo good, my fave, in the oven now!)
4 Simply Juices $3 ea - $1 Q's = $1 ea
4 Nestle Tollhouse Cookies $2 ea - $1 Q's = free (we have so many packs now)
2 Bailey's Creamer $2.19 ea - $1 Q's = $.19 ea (i've discovered i love these more than life--well not more than LIFE,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My New Duraflame!

I am sooo in love! This is my new baby I ordered from QVC. She's not exactly here yet because I just purchased her on QVC today, but she'll be here soon!! Isn't she so pretty? She's a portable electric stove heater. I call her my "Baby Fireplace," lol. I have actually been eyeing her for two years now. Not this exact model, but a baby fireplace in general. For two years!! Now I finally have her.

This is my very first purchase from QVC. They made it so easy! Four easy payments of $28.75. Thank you Lord I love this little jewel! She comes with a remote control, and it is a metal frame. I really love the craftsmanship here. The fire engine red, the window-esque front, the cut of the legs, the cute hinges and the pretty fire-look with the embers and flames.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Harris Teeter Deals! Super Doubles 11/3-11/9!!

3 Trident Xtra Gum $.89 ea - $1/3 MFR = 3/$.67 or $.22 ea
2 Folger's Brick Coffee $3.75 ea - 2 $1 IPQ's = $1.75 ea!!
2 Stove Top Stuffing $1.25 ea - $1/2 IPQ = $.25 ea
3 Mystic Pizza $3 ea w/ raincheck - 3 $1.50 IPQ's = free
2 California Pizza Kitchen Singles $2.50 ea w/ raincheck - 2 $1 IPQ's = $.50 ea
1 Crest ProHealth Toothpaste $2.99 - $1 MFR = $.99

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Harris Teeter GREAT deals w/o Triples or SD's until 11/2!

this is crazy fun! i just read the AFC thread yesterday about how HT was having these great deals this week without an official couponing event and made a list after seeing them, the deals on Southern Savers blog and after browsing my Q's! i didn't expect to get such great deals without triples or SD's at HT!! but i did and you all did too! glad i read this thread for this week :D:D what fun.

here goes,

1 Red Baron Pizza $3.24 - $1 MFR = $2.24
2 MW Blueberry Cheesecake Mix $.57 ea - 2 $.35/1 IPQ's = free
1 Betty Crocker Potatoes Pouch $.77 - $.40 MFR = free
2 Dixie Crystals $1.79 ea - 2 $.75 IPQ's = $.29 ea
2 Sara Lee Bites $2.24 ea - 2 $.75 MFR & IPQ = $.74 ea!! (the sale tag was pulled from the shelf! must not want us buying these, lol! can't wait to try 'em!)
1 TGIFriday's Sliders! lol $4.99 sale - $2 MFR = $2.99

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My First Ever KROGER Mega Sale!!, October 2010

My first ever Kroger Mega Sale!!! Buy 10, save $5.

All prices already include $.50 discount on each ($5/10):
5 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese $.99 ea = $4.95
1 CPK 12" $3.99 = $3.99
2 Tollhouse Cookies $1.99 ea = $3.98
2 Coffeemate 16oz $1.29 ea = $2.58

Total $15.50
less $5 kraft IPQ
less $2 cpk IPQ

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CVS 10/10-10/16: How I did my Quaker Deal!! $.69 OOP w/ additional items!

2 Quaker Instant Oatmeal, one Wildblueberry flavor 2/$5, get $2 ECB
2 Colgate Total 4oz $2.99 ea, get 2 $2.99 ECB
1 Dawn 10.3oz $.97
1 Seabreeze Astringent 10oz $5.49

Total $17.44
less 2 $2 Quaker Q's
less $1 Colgate Q
less $.75 Colgate Q
less $3 ECB from Revlon Deal last week

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee | Holiday Coffees | Vanilla Nut, Pumpkin Spice & Mocha Mint

Received an e-mail from DD's that they have these new coffee flavors out for the holidays! Vanilla Nut, Pumpkin Spice & Mocha Mint. Ok so I've never tried Dunkin' Donuts coffee or donuts but this was so yummy-looking to not blog about!! Going to check out some prices now and ohh if I can find a coupon!

Do you have any reviews for DD's coffee?


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CVS Trip!! Great deals! 9/12-9/18

I've done my 2 limit for the airwick deals!! Yay, so 8 packs!!!

Today two transactions,

4 Airwick Scented Oil Refills $2.50 ea, get $5 ecb
3 GM Cereals $1.88 ea
2 Welch's Grape Juice 64 oz $3 ea w/ raincheck, get $1 ecb

$21.64 total
less $4/$20 CVS Q
less 2 $1/2 Airwick IPQ
less $1/3 GM MFR
less $1 Welch's MFR
less $.75 Welch's MFR

Sunday, September 12, 2010

$.98 Quaker Instant Oatmeal at Kroger 9/12-9/18

This is my first Kroger deals post! I don't really shop at Kroger, but if we're talking prices, they are next best to Food Lion! Was browsing my Sunday paper and always check the sales ads, and had just printed the oatmeal coupon, so it completely caught my eye! lol, haha! ;)

Quaker Instant Oatmeal is on sale this week at Kroger for $1.98. $1/1 coupon on = cheap oatmeal! Great price, only $.98. I was able to print two coupons and plan on getting my oatmeal before the sale ends 9/18.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Free Campbell's Select Soup!

Today I was to be blogging about just the season change and things. I was so happy today! Thursdays seem to do something really great to me!! lol.

Food Lion has Campbell's Select Soups on sale 10/$10 or $1 each! With the coupon, that makes freee yummo soupo! Print your coupon! Get your free soup! Hmm, I'm thinking clam chowder! Wherever these are on sale for $1, you've got free soup.

Thanks to the girls at AFC!,

Monday, August 2, 2010

FREE Classic Fish Sandwich from Captain D's!

Thanks Captain D's! It was a delight to see this coupon in my inbox this afternoon! And, an even greater delight to redeem this puppy! lol. The free sandwich was way bigger than I expected it to be. It was like a Monster Fish Sandwich :D Mmmh, it was Good too, y'all! Free always tastes better, right! I sent them a tweet on Twitter to thank them personally!

Alma Mater

This photo deeply reminds me of my alma mater, East Carolina University. I visited my college's hometown one week ago, but still think about it very often. This girl looks like me. Only, I'm Black. The scrunchy, casual hoodie, the long hair. I love her.

The background resembles a chilly day on ECU's campus. The wind blowing ever-so slightly, just enough to give you a sweet cold-chill. At night, I would sneak out of my dorm on a Fall/Winter evening just to go grab a snack at the corner shop on campus, or some take out from the Dining Hall.

I'd throw on my grey sweats, toss on my matching hoodie, and hop on my bicycle. I want to print this photo out and tack it on my bedroom wall.

Photo credit:

Also, reblogged on my tumblr,

Saturday, July 31, 2010

$2/1 Degree Clinical for Women

$2/1 Degree Clinical for Women here or here.

Thank you Mercedes at Common Sense with Money!


CVS Deals: SUPER Fun!!, 2 Degree Clinical, Dove Bar Soap++ $3.xx OOP!

Super fun!!!!

1 Kotex U 60 ct $4.99
1 Palmolive $.98

total $5.97
less $1 Kotex CRT (printed from CSO as soon as i walked in!!) :D yay!
less $1 Kotex IPQ
less $.25 Palmolive MFR
less $4 ECB from Degree Deal

= $.46 OOP, get $4.99 ecb from Kotex deal

Friday, July 23, 2010

$1 off Post-It Brand Items!

Was visiting the AFC forum and the girls were chatting about back-to-school/office supplies sales and deals. I'm going to be purchasing my brand new office area very soon and need goodies to fill the drawers with, lol! Only kidding. I have a bunch of office items from last years CVS deals and things. Waiting again this year to rack up!!! Going to go check the flier in a sec as well for this coming week.

Anywho, I read often and love Post-Its Flags. They are my favorite. I love the little bright neon ones. I put them on my favorite Bible verses, scriptures, book chapters-- anything that I want to highlight (hence, "neon!") and use them to track/bookmark my offline journaling pages. I am looking forward to searching for these at Office Depot coming up in a few days, Lord willing. They sent us some really good coupons!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Food Lion: My Dirt-Cheap Trip Today!

Two transactions,

2 Capri-Sun's $.07 ea w/ 2 $2 FLIPS
4 All OXI Active $.79 ea w/ raincheck & 4 $2 MFR's
1 Hershey's Candy Bar FREE w/ FL TXT MSG Q

Major funnnnnnnnnnn,

Friday, June 18, 2010


There are $2 off Food Lion Cheese coupons in the online Shoppers Companion []. Pair these with the 8oz blocks of Food Lion cheese and you've got yourself some freeeeee cheese!

The cheese is a "new low price" item at Food Lion, so it will always be $2. This deal ends 6/29 because that is when the FLIP [coupon] expires.

I nabbed three free blocks today! No tax! NOTHING! Thanks to the girls on AFC. I think it is safe to admit that I have become bit of a cheese connoisseur over the past few years!! I mean I know Food Lion cheese doesn’t necessarily meet the list of “special cheese” requirements, but it is sooo good! Sharp and extra sharp cheddar cheese in any brand is going to treat you really well!

I was able to freeze these once I got them home and the taste was superb, only there was some crumbling. Here’s to cheese lovers around the world! Saltine crackers with cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese eggs, grated cheese topping… Cheers! Ohh how I wish I had more Q’s so I could stockpile these one by one. I’m just glad I was able to get in on this deal!!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thanks, Blogger!

Thanks to Blogger, my blog looks 110% better!

Before, we were restricted to two-column blogs. Now look. VOILA! Three-columns!!! I am beyond excited for the new and varied options that Blogger is allowing us. I am so glad to be a member of and would never consider switching to a different platform such as Wordpress.

THANK YOU, BLOGGER! The advantages of the three-column template are particularly useful for blogging affiliates and those who like to put their knickknacks on display (ie; widgets, buttons, etc). Another valuable side to this new template option is organization. Your content goes in the middle, and everything else that you would like to share can now be placed on two sidebars.


To experience this new look, just find the “design” tab at the top of your dashboard and get to choosing a template and a color scheme if you’re really good at configuring HTML.

I have decided to go with a cleaner look and I am enjoying it very much. It even makes me want to go out and do some more shopping/couponing just so I can blog about it here. Hehehe.

We've even picked up some new subscribers {RSS} since the switch. Glad that we're making up for the 40+ that we lost when we changed our blog name. Anywho, enjoy this new look-- I am!, And welcome!, :}


Sunday, June 13, 2010

CVS, $1 items today!!

I did plan this trip ahead of time though and went out just for it. Two of my fave brand items.

4 Kotex Lightdays 64ct 2/$5
2 Airwick Scented Oils 2/$5

total $15
less $3/$15 Q
less 2 Kotex $2/2 Q's from 5/16 SS
less 1 Airwick $1/2 Q from 5/16 SS
less $1 ECB from green bag tag

OOP = $6 + tax
ECB's Used = $1 [from green bag tag]
Coupons Used = $8 worth (had a $3/$15 Q included).

My fave Airwick scent is "Calming," the pink one. You may have to switch it up from time to time because your nose will get used to the scent. The other I got today, is "Tranquility." It's a very pleasant scent as well. Yay! :)

$1 for Kotex
$1 for Airwick

ty for reading,

Saturday, June 12, 2010

CVS, Old Spice, Degree Clinical, Coke+ $1.46 OOP!

I did two transactions!

2 Old Spice Body Wash 10oz $3 ea = $6
2 Coca-Cola Classic Drinks 20oz $1.69 ea = $3.38
1 Post-It Flags $3.99 (I actually went out looking for these! I neeeed these!)

total $13.37
less Old Spice Body Wash BOGO Q = $3 off
less Old Spice Body Wash $1/2 Q
less Coca-Cola FREE Q
less $8 ECB
= -$.32 + $.41 tax = 9 cents OOP, get $8 ECB from Old Spice [she didn't put in my raincheck but I still get $4 for each Old Spice]

1 Degree Clinical Strength, Classic Romance $7.99
2 Carmex Lip Balm $1.69 ea = $3.38

total $11.37
less $8 ECB from T1
less $2 ECB IPQ from CVS Survey
= $1.37 OOP

[scan green-bag tag]

total = $24.74
Overall OOP = $1.05 + tax...

All that for a trip I hadn't planned beforehand.

And on top of that, got a free pastry at Panera Bread today! Coffee cake!

Thanks for reading,


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