Sunday, March 25, 2012

♥ SWAGBUCKS--16 ways to earn, Daily Chekcklist, and some practices to avoid!!

I thought I would give a bit of info about, since I have been posting quite a bit about it.  Keep reading to learn what Swagbucks is all about, how to earn more Swagbucks, and some practices to avoid when using SwagbucksSwagbucks has really been a fun and easy way to earn some extra gift cards and soon hopefully some Paypal cash!

Swagbucks--okay what is this? is still considered one of the highest reward sites out there!  It originally started as just a search engine that rewards you with Swagbucks every time just for searching, and works pretty much like Google.   You can earn about 5-11 Swagbucks at a time just for searching.  These Swagbucks can later be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, Paypal direct deposits, and so much more!  

I want to join!!!  How do I do that....??
Just head on over here and sign up for a free Swagbucks account to start racking up those gift cards (or Paypal cash!!).

I got my what???
Here are some great ways to get started earning those swagbucks
  1) Upload your profile pic for a quick 5 SB   (one time credit)
  2) Like them on Facebook and earn  10 SB (I think, but it may have changed, also one time credit)
  3) Print out Grocery coupons (you can find this section under the "Earn" drop down Menu) and get 10 SB for every redeemed coupon!  This one can take up to 12 weeks to credit.  It's the only thing that takes that long.
  4) Download the Swagbucks toolbar to earn 10 SB, then receive one extra SB just for signing in through the Toolbar

More ways to Earn Swagbucks every day:

5)Searching: This is the fastest way to earn Swagbucks usually.  Just search pretty much anything you want in the Swagbucks search engine (located on the SB home page), and win usually between 5 and 11 SB, although winnings can go up to 50 SB for a search.  You can usually win once every few hours.

6)Daily Polls: Uncer the "earn" dropdown menu, you will see "Daily Polls".  There is a new Poll every day, and you will receive one SB for voting.

7)NOSO aka No Obligation Special Offers: Every day, you can go to the No Obligation Special Offers section and skip through all the offers (sign up if something interests you, but skip those which don’t interest you). At the end, you just have to type in a simple phrase and you’ll earn two Swagbucks. This is a very, very fast way to get a guaranteed 2 SB every day!  This is located under the "Earn" dropdown menu.

8)Refer friends:  This is a great way to earn Swagbucks!!  You will receive matching Swagbucks up to the first 1,000 that each referral earns!  Not too shabby!

9) Watch Swagbucks TV Click  “Swagbucks TV” on the dropdown menu under the “Earn” tab to pull up the Swagbucks TV page. You have to watch 10 different videos (they range in length from one minute to five minutes) and then you’ll earn three Swagbucks.  Usually you will only have to let the video play for about 15 seconds each, and it will credit you.     It's easy just leave the videos running while I’m working on a task nearby (laundry, cleaning, etc.).

10)  Perform Tasks 

Swagbucks has a list of different tasks you can complete online and earn anywhere from 16 to 40 Swagbucks. Just click on the “Tasks” on the dropdown menu under the “Earn” tab to pull up the page.

This isn't a favorite  of mine.  Each tasks is different. They will tell you at the beginning how many minutes the task will typically take.I will say, that I wouldn’t recommend this way of earning Swagbucks unless you have a lot of time on your hands and love doing online research. For the time involved in doing these tasks, you’re only earning the equivalent of a little bit of change.

11) Complete special offers: Also under the "earn" Dropdown menu, there is an option to click called "special offers".  I have really found this one to be useful in earning Swagbucks. It is nice that almost every one of them will give you your earned Swagbucks in less than 30 minutes upon completion.  There are many offers which require no credit card or payment to earn Swagbucks.  Unless you were already planning to sign up for one of the free trials which require a credit card, I would not suggest signing up for them as it’s possible you could forget to cancel and get billed.

12)Take Trusted Surveys Now, some people do really well with the trusted Surveys, some people spend a lot of time filling out pre-survey questionnaires only to find out they don’t qualify.  I happen to be in the group that doesn't usually qualify. 
If you enjoy filling out surveys, I’d say it’s worth a shot to try doing some of the Trusted Surveys through Swagbucks. However, if you find you’re rarely qualifying for surveys, I’d skip the surveys and focus on some of the other more reliable earning opportunities.

13)Play Swagbucks Games
I like Swagbucks games a little bit lol, especially the word games.  If you enjoy computer games, this might be a great way to earn Swagbucks.  You will often receive 2 SB for playing around 2 games.  I always click back to the Main Game Page after playing a game to make sure to get rewarded. 

14) Purchase a Daily Deal such as a Groupon: If you’re going to purchase a Groupon deal, Eversave Deal, Google Deal...etc, always head to the Daily Deals page on Swagbucks and click through there to purchase it. In many cases, you’ll earn 150 to 300 Swagbucks for your purchase!

15) Trade-In
If you have books, old cell phones, , games, consoles or  MP3 players you want to get rid of, check out how many Swagbucks you can earn by trading them in. After looking up your item, you can print out a pre-paid shipping label and receipt, stick it in the mail and you’ll be awarded your Swagbucks after your trade-in is processed.
16)  Swagcodes Swagcodes are regularly released in various places such as the Swagbucks blog, widget, Twitter, and the Facebook Fanpage.  When you see a swag code, copy and paste it into the bar on the Swagbucks home page that says "enter swag code here".  Swagbucks usually will release a new swagcode once a day (except I rarely see them on Saturdays).

Every Day Check List easily completed in 10 min :
__ Perform a Search 2 times a day  = 5-11 Swag bucks each (sometimes more)  15 SB (on average)
__ Daily Polls =  1 Swag Buck
__ NOSO = 2 Swag Bucks
__ SB TV 20 videos = 6 Swag Bucks
__ Play computer games= 2 SB
__ Complete 2 Special offers at 4 SB each =8 SB  
That's an easy 34 SB a day!  You could easily earn 2 $5 Amazon Gift cards a month!

I hope you find this list helpful.  Please feel free to leave comments on some extra ways to earn Swagbucks.

Some things to avoid:  
*When it comes to searching, I encourage you to search something different every time. I've heard of too many people who have lost their SB accounts for searching the same thing over and over again.
* If you know a Swag Code, Swagbucks does not allow you to post or share codes without express permission. You can, however, tell people where to look for codes or give them hints.

Friday, March 23, 2012

♥Free Customized Mat from Ink Garden!

Sweet! is giving away a FREE custom Placemat ($8.99 value!) through April 30! Just pay $3.99 shipping! They have a lot of really fun designs, and you can even upload your own photos!  I've seen some pretty awesome ideas for these, such as creating a special Birthday mat for your child, to be taken out once a year, or as a special present from child to a loved one such as a Grandparent, Uncle....   

Even sweeter head on over to shopathome to get 8% cash back!!

♥ Men's Stadium Stripe Polo shirts only $5.98 from Daily Deals

Hurry over to to get these Stadium Strip Polo shirts for only $5.98 down from $27.99!  Deal ends midnight tonight (March 23) Eastern Time.  Discount will be applied after item is added to cart.
  Get free shipping ON All ORDERS $75 & UP

Available in five colors, sizes S-XXL.
Even better get 3% cash back when you go through 

♥ Victoria Secret 2 Free Reward cards with $10 purchase!!

Wow through March 24th only, at  Victoria’s Secret, you can earn not one Victoria Secret Reward Card, but 2 Totaling $10 or more!  Some will be up to $50, $200, or $500!  The reward cards will be valid to use April 1st-30th in stores, online, or by phone!All you have to do is purchase $10 worth of any items at Victoria’s 

Even sweeter, go through to get 4% cash back!

Here's the breakdown:
1) First go to Shopathome (or sign up here to get a $5 bonus), search Victoria's Secret, and click on "shop now"  You will be on your way to earning 4% cash back  (skip this step if you do not want to earn cash back)
2)Add any item or items totaling $10 or more to your shopping Cart.  Consider adding these  Super Soft Slippers on clearance for $4.99 with 1 pair of Sateen Slippers or Flannel Slippersfor $5.99
or here to add some undies marked $2.99 and $3.99
3) Enter SECRET12 at Checkout.  An additional Free Reward card will be automatically added to your cart making 2 free reward cards totaling at least $10 each!!

Keep in mind that you can use more than one coupon code so here are a few more you may want to add:
♥ Free pair of lace waist Hiphugger panties (black, white, or nude) when you purchase any item of regular price – Use offer code SP1230757
♥ $30 off $150 – Use offer code 30OFF150
♥ 20% off Denim/Pants/Bra top Dresses – Use offer code 20STYLE

Shipping will be $5.99 for orders under $25! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

♥ A few Kroger Match-ups!!

It's Kroger match-up time, and I'm sorry this won't leave too much time to go shopping, but at least there is the weekend. 
--These are for the Perrysburg-Toledo area, and deals do vary by location. 
--Kroger is now offering up their buy 10 items get $5 off promo!   This is my favorite time to shop at Kroger!

The Mega Sale items are showing the price when you buy 10 participating items:

Here are a few deals I liked:

♥Alexia Frozen Onion Rings – $2.49
$1.00/1 Alexia Printable
Final Price: $1.49

♥Kashi Pizza – $3.99
$1.00/1 Kashi Printable
Final Price: $2.99

♥Diet Pepsi 2 liters – $0.99
Use $0.55/1 Diet Pepsi 2-liter from 03/18 SS
Final Cost: FREE in Perrysburg, $0.44 Toledo area  Krogers
 Mega deal item!

♥Suave Shampoo or Conditioner – $0.96
Use $.50/1 Suave Professionals styling product from 3/18 SS
Use $.50/2 Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner Products ets from 3/18 SS
Print here:  $0.50/1 Suave Everlasting Sunshine Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion, Body Wash or Deodorant Product
Or here: $0.50/1 Suave Everlasting Sunshine Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion or Deodorant Product printable
Final Cost: FREE!
  Mega deal item!

♥Activa Yogurt – $1.79
Use $1/1 Activia Product, exp. 3/19/12 (SS 02/12/12)
Final Cost: $0.79

♥Capri Sun 10 count – $1.79
Buy (4) Capri Sun – $2.29 each
Use Buy3G1free Capri Sun from 3/18 SS (exp 4/18)
Final cost is $1.22 each when you buy 10 participating items!!
 Mega Deal item!

♥Jack’s Pizza – $2.65
Use $0.50/1 Jack’s Pizza printable coupon
Or $0.75 Jack’s Pizza printable coupon
Final Cost: $1.65!

♥12-Pack Diet Pepsi – $3.33
Use $0.75/1 Diet Pepsi 12-pack
Final Cost: $1.83 at Perrysburg Kroger, and $2.58 other Toledo area Krogers
 Mega Deal item!
♥Country Crock Spread – $1.19
Use $1/1 Country Crock Spread printable (Use Zip Code 43560)
Or use $0.60/1 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spread printable
Final Cost: As low as $0.19
Mega Deal item!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

♥ International Delight Sweepstakes first 50,000 win free product

Head on over to the International Delight Facebook page, “like” them and click on the Free Flavor Sweeps tab to snag a coupon for a FREE quart of International Delight Non-Dairy Creamer or a FREE half-gallon of International Delight Iced Coffee.Rememeber,  these free product coupons are only available to the first 50,000. If you are one of the first 50,000 the free product coupon will be shipped to your door in 4-6 weeks.

Fine Print: Due to dairy law restrictions, the International Delight Iced Coffee coupon is excluded in the following states: California, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, Louisiana and New Jersey. Upon verification of entry information, recipients will receive their coupon in 4 – 6 weeks.

♥ Sweet Avon deals starting at only .69! !

 Wow, check out these awesome Avon deals!  Remember to get FREE SHIPPING on any, no matter how low, purchase enter coupon code REPFLYER or FIRSTREP, or if your order is over $30, enter coupon code FS30REP!!  Go HERE to view my Personal Avon Website!!  Don't forget that you can go through Shopathome to get a whopping 8% cash back! 

These Holiday hand creams are almost completely sold out, but you can still snag the "silicone glove" hand cream for only .69 each shipped (when you use the above shipping codes)

These Naturals Vanilla Roll-on Deodorants are only .79  each shipped!
 These Fall Harvest lip balms are almost sold out as well.  They are .79 each, and are still available in "Sweet Almond"  and "Candy Corn". 

This Foot works Exfoliating Foot scrub in Watermelon is only $1.49 down from $5.00! 

 Avon Kids Bath Paints only $1.49 each!! 
Avon Lip Radiance in Adoring Coral only $1.99!

Avon Nail Cuticle Pusher only $1.99

Avon Nail Experts Vitamin C Cuticle Gel only $1.99

Avon Naturals Mini Body sprays only $1.99 each!

Avon In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Body Lotion $2.99 down from $15.00!!

Head on over here to view  Avon's complete outlet section. 

Calling all Cucumber Melon fans!  This amazing 5-piece set is only $9.99!  This is what it includes:
1-Cucumber Melon Bubble Delight Bubble Bath
Let yourself relax in refreshing bubbles scented with crisp cucumber and sweet melon. Mild and gentle. Dermatologically tested. 24 fl. oz. An $8 value.

1-NATURALS Cucumber Melon Body Lotion
The natural solution for skin that craves moisture. Practically weightless, the nongreasy, hydrating lotion, infused with natural plant extracts, gets an added boost from apricot kernel oil, known to nourish all skin types. Dermatologist tested. 8.4 fl. oz. A $7 value.

1-NATURALS Cucumber Melon Body Spray
Leaves skin cool, refreshed and lightly scented. 8.4 fl. oz. A $9 value.

2 NATURALS Cucumber Melon Shower Gels
Moisturize your skin while cleansing your entire body. Less drying than soap, and infused with natural extracts, it's a soothing way to cleanse and hydrate skin. Each, 5 fl. oz. Each, A $6 value.

 Strawberry and Guava 5 piece set only $9.99, a $32 value, includes:
1 NATURALS Strawberry & Guava Body Lotion
Lightweight, absorbs quickly for all-day moisture. 8.4 fl. oz. A $7 value.

1 NATURALS Strawberry & Guava Body Spray
Lightly fragranced with a cool, crisp scent. 8.4 fl. oz. A $9 value.

2 NATURALS Strawberry & Guava Shower Gels
Gently cleanses, leaving skin feeling refreshed. Each, 5 fl. oz. A $12 value.

1 Strawberry Bath Pouf
PVC, 4 1/2" diam. A $4 value.

Avon Bubble Bath is only $4.99 each for a 24 fluid ounce bottle!  Check out the following uses for Avon Bubble bath:
 31 Uses for Avon Bubble bath!
1. Use as a hand soap
2. Cleans bathroom tub tile
3. Cleans fiberglass tubs & showers (keeps them smooth and clean)
4. Laundry Detergent:  Use one capful on regular loads, 2 capfuls if washing greasy work clothes
5. Carpet Cleaning:  Add 2 capfuls to large carpet shampoo machines.
6. Bath gel
7. Face cleanser
8. Use instead of Woolite for hand washables
9.Upholstery Cleaner:  Use 1 capful for a 24 oz spray bottle filled with water.  Scrub with brush against nap.  Let dry.  Vacuum and allow it to dry.
10. Cleans chrome
11: Kitchen/Bathroom floor:  Add 1 capful to 2 gallons of water to mop floors.  Add 1/2 capfuls extra for very soiled floors.
12: Toilet Bowl and Tanks:  Add a capful to tank occasionally to help reduce build up.
13: Windshield Washer Solvent:  Use when freezing temperatures are not a threat.  1 1/2 capfuls per gallon.
14: Mildew Remover:  1 capful to 24 oz. water.  Cleans boat seats, bathtubs, showers, wall, etc.
15: Sink-dishwashing Soap:  Your dishes will sparkle as well as your coffee pot, glasses and cook-wear.
16 Pre-treatment for Laundry: Mix 1/2 bubble bath and 1/2 water in a spray bottle.  Spritz stains before tossing in the wash. Set in stains? Dab on full strength, scrub stain with an old toothbrush, then wash.
17:   Pet Shampoo: As safe for pets as it is for kids – use Sensitive Skin or For Kids’ bubble bath which does not include soap, so not as drying as traditional pet shampoos. It is also much less irritating on your dog's sensitive skin.
18: Cage & Pet Paraphernalia Cleaner: Small pets & large will be glad not to have harsh chemicals.
19: Toddlers’ Toys:  Have toddlers give toys a weekly bath with For Kids’ bubble bath.
20: Stuffed Animals: Surface wash with Avon Bubble Bath as per upholstery cleaning directions.
21:   Sick room odors & Stains: Use Peach full strength. Use as per upholstery cleaning on mattresses.
22: Great for ring around the collar.
23: Window Cleaner. 1/2 cap in a bucket of water washes all your windows.
24: Wash walls and ceilings.
25: Wash your plant leaves, they will shine. Then pour into soil as a fertilizer.
26: Clean your jewellery - even costume jewellery.
27: Wash paneling - no rinsing, no streaks.
28:   Clean your eyeglasses.
29:  Put some bubble bath and a bit of water in your potpourri burner
30:   Clean your painted or real wood cupboards
31: A luxurious bubble bath that leaves no bathtub ring!

To order, you can click on any of the above links, or the following .

If I can help you in any way, or if I can answer any questions, call me 936-652-3532, or email me  Thank you! 

♥ Request free sample of Lancome Genefique 7 day supply!

Yay head on over here to request a free 7 day supply of new Lancome Genefique!  Request will be sent to your email address!

Redeemable at any Lancome counter.  Just go here to check the nearest location to you:  Here are some Lancome counter locations in the Toledo area: 

    3311 SECOR RD
    TOLEDO, OH 43607
    5001 MONROE ST
    TOLEDO, OH 43623-3698
    TOLEDO, OH 43623
    5001 MONROE ST
    TOLEDO, OH 43623
    3100 MAIN STREET - STE 600
    MAUMEE, OH 43537

Saturday, March 17, 2012

♥ Snapfish 100 photos for $5 shipped, including free borders! ♥

Awesome!  Right now Snapfish is offering up another 100 prints for only $5 shipped to your door!  We took advantage of this one and used the free borders for Isaiah's announcements.  Just head on over here to take advantage of this awesome deal!  Enter coupon code RAINBOW at checkout to get 100 prints for $5 .
♥Even sweeter, head over to to get up to 12% cash back

♥ Free Travel size StriVectin-Ev Brightening Serum!! ♥

I'm super excited about all of the free skin care that has been available lately!  Check out this freebie from StriVecin.  Hurry over here to score a FREE travel-size StriVectin-EV™ Get Even Brightening Serum!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

♥Free Sample of Tide Pods

Yay, this offer is available again!  Just Head over here to the Tide website to fill out the form for a free sample of Tide Pods!  The site seems to be running a bit slow, so be patient :-)

♥HOT♥Baby Bedding Sale! Hurry before they're gone!

Wow, go Here to view this  Amazing Avon Baby Bedding set  marked  $35 down from $120!  Also available in this cute boy's style!    Hurry!  These certainly will sell out fast!

Here is the description:
The 180-thread count, 4-Piece Tiny Tillia Crib Bedding Set is 100% U.S. cotton and includes everything you need for the crib.
The decorative quilt, 33" x 42", features lovely appliques and embroidery perfect for displaying on the wall.

Also, enter coupon code FS30REP to get free shipping!  
Go through to score 8% cash back!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kohls online 30% off plus free shipping, cash back, and more!

Hurry over to Kohl’, because today only Kohls  is offering up free shipping with ANY $25 purchase – no promotional code necessary! You can use coupon code SMS6532 to get 20% off your purchases.  Even better, if you have a Kohl’s charge card, you can use coupon code SHOPNSAVE to score an additional 30% off AND coupon code FS4MVC to score FREE shipping (no minimum!).

-- Go through Ebates for 6% cash back, or to score 2% cash back

Consider these adorable animated banks.  One of my children has the puppy one, and it is adorable!  Plus it " comes to life" when we put any change in it!

These are regularly $29.99, and are on sale now for $14.99 each. 

For card holders, using the SHOPNSAVE 30% off code, you can get them for $10.49 each with free shipping FS4MVC

For non-card holders, Get them for only $11.99 with code SMS6532, and free shipping with a $25 purchase. 

♥ $15 off diaper cases at plus free shipping

Sweet, if you haven't made a purchase on, then you may want to HEAD ON OVER HERE to get $15 off of any diaper case, plus free shipping on a $49 purchase, and that is before discounts!!  Just enter BESTDIAPERDEAL at checkout. 

Sweet coupon printables

$1/1 Roman Meal Bread
$1/1 Coffee-mate Natural Bliss (“like” them on Facebook)
$1/1 Blue Diamond Nut Chips
$1/1 Dreamfields Pasta Product
$0.55/1 Swiss Premium Tea or Lemonade Half Gallon or Gallon
$0.55/1 Sunsweet Dried Fruit
$2/2 Play-Doh 4-Pack of Colors (“like” them on Facebook)
New Scotch Brand Coupons
.25 off Clorox bleach use zip 43609
.50 Kraft Natural Slices use zip 43609
1.50 off Pampers Cruisers or Babydry Diapers use zip 43609

Just a few coupons I noticed were pretty awesome!

Update: Sears Outlet Free Apparel Tuesdays have changed

    I finally made it out to our Sears Outlet to take advantage of their free apparel Tuesdays, and wouldn't you know that today was the first day since November 2011 that they didn't have the free apparel promo.  I did get a shirt for $1.50, so it wasn't a total loss.  Right now they have 75% off the lowest price an many clearance items. 
    They said that they won't be having the free clothing item on Tuesdays anymore, but they will be sending out random emails with coupons to people on their email list for free items, and various other such things.  So, keep an eye out for those emails!   

Update! What's been going on around here...

I know it has been a really long time since I posted anything on Cents and Centsibility.  I was actually in labor when I was adding that last post (see below ;-).  So funny, it was pretty active labor, yet I kept thinking the it might stop, so I went about normal things, like housework (and blogging hehe).  
My Isaiah was born the next day at 2:30pm.  He weighed 9 pounds even, and was 22 in long.   It really was a wonderful, wonderful birth, another birthing tub birth at Mother's Own Birthing Center, and well of course it brought us our wonderful baby!  Little Isaiah has definitely had his ups and downs since he was born, but he is the most amazing little guy, and has brought our little family so, so much joy.  I'm totally spoiled in that he sleeps very well at night, and is almost always in a smiling, even giggly, happy mood when he is awake.  

His big brothers absolutely adore him, and love holding him and playing with him.  They are so sweet and are always wanting to help with what needs to be done, especially concerning their baby brother.  Wow, have things been busy!

Here are a few Highlights of the past 3 months:
 Our first field trip since Isaiah was born was to the Ritter Planetarium at the University of Toledo.  

Sam got to be in his first spelling bee!  He isn't old enough yet to be in the Scripp's Spelling Bee, but they had a special Bee for the younger kids. 

This year our family participated in our local homeschool "Geography Night" featuring "Alcatraz"!!  

This was my husband's idea, and he (yay, thankfully) took over most of the preparation for our part of this event.  He is awesome! 

A few more Isaiah pics....
Isaiah's Birth Day