Flash Giveaway – $15 Amazon Or PayPal Cash!

by Janell on September 17, 2012


How would you like $15? The winner of today’s Flash Giveaway gets $15 and they can have it paid to them via Paypal or an Amazon gift card!

I love Flash Giveaways! You can only enter them for a few hours so you have a greater chance of winning. Go and enter – someone has to win! (If you are reading this in your email or your reader click here to enter. )

a Rafflecopter giveaway

There are also 2 great giveaways you can enter. For the weekly Mission Giveaways you always get 2 prizes so you can pay it forward!

What it the Mission Giveaway Group? Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group.



Newest Printable Coupons

by Janell on September 17, 2012

Here’s some of the newest printable coupons! Make sure you get your FREE membership to the Savings Club from Coupons.com. You usually have to pay for this service but they are giving it to you for FREE for a whole year! You will have access to hundreds of dollars in more coupons!



I have another awesome giveaway for you from Tellwut! This is the biggest giveaway yet! They are giving 1 lucky winner a $100 Amazon gift card! The winner gets $75 and they get $25 to give to someone! You know I love this survey company! This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.

About Our Sponsor

Tellwut is an online survey company providing a unique mix of both private business surveys and an open opinion poll forum. The open forum provides voters/panelists the opportunity to vote on surveys or post surveys, all while earning rewards redeemable for gift cards. Tellwut offers its members dubbed “Tellwuters” a unique combination of a rewards program coupled with a social network element that will facilitate dialogue, argument and conversation across an infinite number of subjects. Have fun and earn money!


Grand Prize: $100 in Amazon Gift Cards – $75 to Win and $25 to Give

Here’s How You Enter:
The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 9/18 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 9/21 at 11:59 pm EST.

1) Start at the Rafflecopter Giveaway form.

2) Complete the Mandatory entries.

3) Work your way through the links, entering contests at each blog as you go. These contests each have their own rules and end dates.

4) Complete additional entries towards the bottom and come back for additional daily entries!

That’s it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note…It’s not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. However, doing so not only increases your chances of WINNING the other prizes, it increases your chances of WINNING the Grand Prize!

Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer.
Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us.

Check out how entrants would pay it forward this week and enter your own comment:


Can you believe it – Christmas is just 99 days away! How do the years pass so quickly? I have some tips for you that can help you save time and money during the holidays.

Saving Money

  • Sign up for any free credits that are available. You never know when you can find an awesome deal and that credit will make it cheaper!
  • Take surveys – Do you have a few minutes everyday to earn some free Amazon gift cards? (They also pay you via PayPal or check if you prefer.) I earned over $300 in just a few months! I only paid $92 for a refurbished iPad 3!
  • Shop daily deal sites – They don’t just sell local vouchers. They also sell gift cards to your favorite stores and they have great deals on popular items.
  • Make Photo Gifts – They always offer free photo books and discounts on canvas prints and other photo gifts.
  • Swagbucks  – You can earn free gift cards by searching the web. It’s one of my favorite freebies!

Saving Time

  • Sign up for UPS My Choice. If you do any shopping online you will want to get these notifications. They tell you when you package will arrive. You can re-route or change your delivery date. No tags left on your door means you don’t have to go to the UPS facility to get your stuff.
  • Make some crock pot meals. I have put together a list of 15 crock pot meals you can freeze. When you have a busy day – just dump the meal in your crock pot in the morning and dinner is done!
  • Plan ahead – don’t wait until the last minute to buy things you may need. If you see a coupon for something you always use – print it! If it’s on sale buy it so you don’t have to pay full price when you need it. Sign up for the Savings Club from Coupons.com so you can get access to higher value coupons.

Do you have any tips to help you save time and money around the holidays?

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FREE Cards + FREE Shipping at Cardstore.com! Use code: CCL2673, Valid 9/17 thru 9/23

I love Cardstore.com. They are always offering completely free personalized cards.  Last month they had a free card for Grandparent’s Day (I didn’t even know it was a holiday) so I made my Grandma a card and she called me and told me it made her day! You can really make someones day by sending them a card!

Did you know September has one of the highest numbers of birthdays during in a month? Because Cardstore knows that Birthdays are a big  deal, they want to have a week long bash and let everyone get One FREE Card! Use Coupon Code CCL2673 at checkout from Monday 9/17 through Sunday 9/23, you can pick out a card that best suites the birthday girl or boy, personalize it with their name and an inside joke, include a picture they totally forgot about, and add your very own signature, all FOR FREE! Cardstore will even send it directly to their mailbox, stamp included!

Even better – you can even pick the delivery date if you don’t have any September Birthdays coming up. I am sure you know someone that has a birthday in the next few months!

How to get this deal

  • Log in or create an account at Cardstore.com
  • Personalize your card (add lots of pictures)
  • Pick your delivery date
  • Use code CCL2673 at check out and your total will be $0! Really they even give you  the stamp for FREE!

The Free Card event starts tomorrow, Monday, 9/17 at 8:00am EST and will run through this Sunday, 9/23 at 11:59pm EST!


Part 3 – 1 Hour + 1 Mess = 5 Slow Cooker Meals

by Janell on September 17, 2012

Here is the third installment of my Slow Cooker Meals. Now you have 15 meals 20 meals that you can prepare and have in your freezer for those busy nights. This is one of the best way my family saves time and money. I don’t have to spend time in the kitchen preparing dinner each night and the mess in minimal.  It saves me money because I am not tempted to go out to eat when I know we have a busy night. I really can notice a difference in our house when I have these dinners. Our days are a lot less stressful!

In case you missed it  check out Part 1Part 2Part 4,  Part 5, and Part 6  of my 1 Hour + 1 Mess = Slow Cooker recipes.  If you would like to know when more recipes will be available you can sign up for my email newsletter. You will get an email that you will need to confirm you want the subscription. 

Shopping List
(Printable version of just the ingredients)

  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ lb boneless beef round steak
  • 1 (2 ½  pound) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 3-pound boneless pork shoulder blade roast
  • 3 green pepper (1 chopped & 2 ¾ -inch strips)
  • 3 medium onion (1 chopped & 2 medium sliced)
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger  (or  1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • baby carrots*
  • chili powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dried thyme leaves
  • paprika
  • dried onion flakes
  • brown sugar
  • 1 packet of Ranch dressing mix (dry seasoning mix)
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • cider vinegar (1 cup)
  • ketchup (¾  cup)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • soy sauce
  • 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes or sauce
  • chicken bouillon (1 tablespoon )
  • beef bouillon (2 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 12 oz spaghetti or other pasta*
  • 2 cups shedded cheese (I use a Mexican mix)*
  • 12 rolls*
  • Cole Slaw*
  • cornstarch*
  • Potatoes* (to go with the pot roast)
  • Rice*

*Ingredients that are not needed until you prepare the meal

Here’s a printable version of the ingredients and the recipes.



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Week In Review

by Janell on September 16, 2012


Here’s a recap of some of my favorite deals from the week. What was your favorite deal?

These are just a few of the great deals yo may have missed. I have taken advantage of all these freebies and I will be getting the chicken and the costume deal in the next few days!


I have told you a few times about Fabkids. You can take the free Style Profile for your daughter and if you find an outfit you can get a 3 piece outfit for $25 shipped. The regular price is $40. Every month a new outfit will be offered to you at $39.95. If you want it, click “buy.” If you want a different outfit, shop for another selection choose that instead. Or you can cancel it! It is also being reported that you will also get a FREE long sleeved t-shirt with your order.

If you don’t want to order a new outfit that month select “SKIP” and you’ll skip that month, no cost. There’s never an obligation to buy. You can cancel your membership anytime for any reason. I just skipped this month and all I did was click a button – it was easy!
I always need clothes for my daughter so I like to try out new services like this. The outfits were really cute and we had no obligation to continue the service we decided to buy an outfit for $25.
Bonus – The other day I received a very short email about what I thought about the clothes and they are going to give me a FREE $25 credit! That means I can get another complete outfit for just $15. So I will have bought 2 – 3 piece outfits for $40. Not too bad since I didn’t have to waste my gas, no sales tax, and they are high quality clothes mailed to my house!

How It Works:

  1. Create A FREE  Style Profile. Take the  fun, quick and FREE Style Profile Quiz so they can get to know your girl.
  2. Pick out an outfit. Each month you’ll find new outfits styled just for your girl. Every outfit includes 3 pieces for just $39.95. You can buy the outfit you love or skip the month altogether.
  3. Just enter the code FIRST25 at check-out.
  4. Receive Your New Outfit. Your new FabKids outfit ships free and will arrive within a week!

It’s easy to skip a shipment cancel, I am not obligated to receive anymore shipments.

Here’s the outfit I bought my daughter


Today  HalfOffDepot has an extra 50% off their already awesome deals! You can get an additional 50% off with code  EXTRA50.  Just look for the pink box at the top of the page for the special deals. They sell restaurant vouchers, health & beauty vouchers, product deals and more. This really is one of my favorite deal sites. You will get an awesome deal!

I love this deal site. They have a lot more deals for my area and they always offer an additional discount!

Some of the deals:

  • One-Year Subscription to Popular Science, Parenting Magazine, Outdoor Life or 16 Other Titles – $2.50
  • Precision Pro Select Zebra, Leopard or Limited Edition – $29.50 ($220 value)
  • Perfection German Style 11 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set – $22.25
  • Villager by Claiborne Aviator Sunglasses – $8.75
  • SoundLogic Noise Isolating Big Bass Headphones – $12.50



Giveaway Updates

by Janell on September 16, 2012


I hope you all are enjoying all the giveaways we have been having lately. I love having the opportunity to share new products with you all and I love that you have the chance to win something!

I had a giveaway planned this week that I announced on my Facebook page from Promolta.com. After I did all the work to review their website, I wrote a post, and I created the Rafflecopter form  for the event – they backed out of their commitment.  This makes me sad when a company does this. (You may realize this but companies pay me for these type of promotions. It’s a lot of work and time away from my family- but I only promote the products I like. In the past, I have been given products to review and I didn’t like them, so I don’t share them with you all.)

But I am happy to tell you about some awesome giveaway I have coming up!

  • This week Mission Giveaway is from  Tellwut. They are giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to someone. They will give you $75 to keep and $25 to giveaway!
  • I will have a Flash Giveaway for $15 – your choice Paypal or an Amazon gift card.
  • I have been given a few bottles of Country Bob’s sauce to review and some to giveaway! These look delicious!
  • I am really excited about reviewing an iMagnet Mount! This is an iPad holder I can use in the kitchen so I can easily view my recipes. I can also use it in the car so my kids can watch movies on long trips!

Stay tuned for more awesome giveaways! If you haven’t already subscribe to my email newsletter so you can enter to win!