Monday

Tone Bath and Body Wash

Today I reveived a new product to test out from BzzAgent.  Tone® bath and body wash with pink peony and rose oil.  I am looking forward to trying out this product, as I have never tried out Tone® products before.  They also make bath bars and foaming hand wash in addition to their body wash products. Their body washes are made with spa-inspired ingredients that include invigorating scents.  I will be posting again after I get to try out this product and I will let you all know how I like it.  They also sent me some great money saving coupons on their products to pass out and share with friends and family.  




Here are the varietes of Tone® body wash:

  • New! Petal Soft with Pink Peony & Rose Oil
  • Mango Splash with Cocoa Butter
  • Daily Detox with White Clay & Pink Jasmine
  • Soothing Oatmeal with Shea Butter
  • Ocean Therapy with Deep Sea Extracts & Pearl Essence
  • Fruit Peel® with Alpha-Hydroxy Fruit Acids


Saturday

Ashley Bridget Magic Collection Bracelet


Today I received a wonderful bracelet I ordered from Ashley Bridget.  This bracelet is called the Wizardry bracelet and it is from the Ashley Bridget Magic Collection.  The description of this bracelet from their website is:

"Magic is all around you, you just have to open your eyes. The Ashley Bridget Wizardry bracelet is a testament to the wild wonders of life.
The Wizardry Bracelet includes 5 bracelets that are fastened together by two steel clamps. It includes a lobster claw clasp and back chain, making it fully adjustable to fit any wrist size."



Currently most of their bracelets and other jewelry are on sale for 60% off, which is a great deal and the savings helped me to purchase this bracelet.  I really love the bracelet and the look of the black and silver combination and I think the bracelet is very unique looking.  I have already gotten a few compliments on it today, and I look forward to purchasing from this company again.  The bracelet is high quality and durable and I know I will be getting a lot of wear out of it.

In addition to Ashley Bridget bracelets they also sell rings and necklaces.  I find all of their products to be quite charming and fashion-forward and high quality. Check them out for yourself while the 60% off sale is still on!  The Ashley Bridget bracelet I got was truly a great deal with the discount.


Friday

Recent Free Samples

Here is some of the recent free samples I received in the mail.  Every week I get lots of free stuff just from signing up for free samples online.  Almost all of this I received from signing up for samples on Free Stuff Times, which is my go-to freebie website and has been for years now.  The site is updated many times a day with the latest free sample offers from many different companies.  




This is about a week's worth of free samples for me.  Sometimes I get more or less, but it is always fun to check the mail and I look forward to it everyday. The recent free sample items I got this week are:

  • (3) $1 off Mt. Olive products and a magnet (I got this for complimenting their products)
  • FREE Mom Made Munchie product coupon
  • Cookie Dough Oreos
  • Sensodine extra whitening toothpaste
  • Suave advanced therapy lotion
  • Bicycle steam punk playing cards
  • Aubrey north woods shave cream
  • DeLallo 2014 calendar with product coupons inside 

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Tuesday

Taco Bell Sauces at Home Review

As a member of BzzAgent I often get to try out and review new products, and also share them with friends and family.  My latest product to sample and share is Taco Bell Sauces at Home.  These are a new line of bottled Taco Bell sauces. You know all of the little sauce packets that Taco Bell always has at their restaurants?  Well of the flavors from the sauce packets now come in glass bottles that you can buy at the grocery store and other retailers.  The four flavors are mild, hot, fire, and verde salsa.  For this Taco Bell Sauces at Home review I have tried out their mild sauce.  


I tried out their mild sauce as a dipping sauce for some cheese pizza that I had for dinner tonight.  The sauce is the perfect viscosity, as it didn't spread out too far on my plate.  The flavor was just the kick needed for my plain cheese pizza.  The flavor was robust, without being overpowering.  It tastes like I would expect taco sauce to taste, and I have a lot of other uses in mind for this product.  


Some other uses for the mild sauce I am planning to try are on enchiladas, tacos, nachos, and as a dipping sauce for breadsticks.  BzzAgent also sent me some money saving coupons for Taco Bell sauce that I will be passing out to friends and family.  I do recommend the Taco Bell mild sauce and plan to purchase it again. I am thinking it will taste really great with Mexican cuisine and look forward to trying it out with other foods.


*I received these products as a BzzAgent, and all of the opinions are my own.






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Friday

Coupons

Every week I contact compainies online via their contact form on their website, and give my feedback on their products and often ask if they have any coupons available to send me.  I usually tell them what I like about their products and tell a personal story/experience I had with their product.  Many companies appreciate the positive feedback and often do mail coupons.  I have been very successful with this and keep up on contacting companies every week.  I often find that the companies send better coupons than you find in the normal coupon inserts in the Sunday paper.  Chobani is a great company to request coupons from and I believe you can do so from them once a month.  They sent me (3) 30 cents off coupons and even included a hand-written thank you letter in response to me contacting them.  Now that is great customer service!  



Okay so if you didn't know how much I love coupons, you will know now..  For Christmas my brother got me this fabulous coupon organizer to store all of my coupons in.  Inside of it there are tons of dividers and pre-made label stickers to put on the dividers with categories like bread, milk, laundry detergent, air fresheners etc., so I can keep everything organized.  This is made from an eco-friendly fabric and was purchased from GlowGirl Fibers.  They make lots of other cool stuff too :)


I don't think a week goes by where I do not use coupons at the grocery store.  It has helped my budget tremendously over the years.  I figure every little bit helps whether it is 50 cents off or a dollar off a product, it sure adds up after a few trips to the store.  I also only use coupons on products I know I will use, and on food I know I will consume.  I don't use coupons, just to use them.. unless I can get the product for free or close to free.  From contacting coupons online I have also found that some companies even send free product coupons, and those are the best!  

Have you had any experiences contacting companies?  What have been your results?



Wednesday

My Disney Side Party Pack

I am working with Disney Parks and MomSelect and received this great DisneySide party pack today all for free in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. I was highly impressed with the contents of the celebration kit and am super excited to share the photos of my kit with all of you! The party pack all came in an amazing brand new piece of American Tourister luggage that is black with red accents, which is mine to keep as a hostess gift. I have never had any type of nice luggage before so this is surely a treat, and I look forward to putting it to use. The luggage I received was jam-packed and over-flowing with goodies when I opened it.  #DisneySide








My party pack consists of:

 * Disney napkins, cups, balloons, plates, tablecloth and banner

 * Disney tattoos and stickers

 * Disney Bingo, trivia, and face painting kits

 * Hp photo card packs

 * Disney Vacation planning DVDs 

* Disney cookie cutters and cupcake wrappers

 * 6 pack of Crasins dried cranberries and coupons

 * American Tourister Luggage

 * Measuring cups and recipe cards from ABC's The Chew

 * Hanes t-shirts and decorating kit

 * Social Media Tools

* Disney Luggage Tag

* Mickey and Minnie art prints

 * and MORE!

I am working with Disney Parks and MomSelect and received free products for my Disney Side @Home Celebration.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday

Taco Bell Sauces at Home Bzz Campaign

As a member of BzzAgent I was selected to try out Taco Bell's new Sauces at Home. They offer the same 4 flavors of sauces that they have available in the little packets at their fast food places, now in bottles. I used to always take extra packets with me when I got food at Taco Bell and stash them in my purse for later because I loved their sauces so much! BzzAgent sent me 2 flaors to try and test out. I received the Mild Sauce and the Fire Sauce. The other 2 kinds available that I did not get to try yet are Verde Salsa and Hot Sauce.


As you can see I have already had a few helpings of the Fire Sauce. I just love hot foods and condiments! I added the fire sauce to my dinner the past few nights. I used it to top my dinner of chili and beans last night, and tonight I used it as a dipping sauce for my dinner of chicken quesadillas. Let me tell you, a little of this stuff goes a long way. It is full of flavor, and you will definitely notice the heat. I have not tried out the mild sauce yet but I am imagining it will be good on many foods. I am planning to use it to top some nachos that I will be making for the upcoming Super Bowl. The sauces come in 7.5 oz bottles and can be found in stores and online. 

*I received these products as a BzzAgent, and all of the opinions are my own.

Friday

Mom's Meet Fresh Express Salad Swap Party

As a member of Moms Meet I was chosen to try out Fresh Express Salad with my group and host a Fresh Express Salad Swap Party. Being a Mom Ambassador I will be receiving vouchers for Fresh Express salads, plus coupons to share with my group. I am very excited for this sampling opportunity because I am into healthy eating and just love salads. Participants in the sampling will get an exclusive first look at the Fresh Express 30 Day Salad Swap. It’s an ingenious way to eat better and feel better in the New Year.
"Craving a cheeseburger or creamy pasta but not loving the calorie count? Fear not, mom! With the help of Fresh Express you can capture the flavors of your favorite foods in lower calorie salads. That’s what the Fresh Express 30 Day Salad Swap is all about: eating smarter, eating better. Feeling better, too. And you’re going to love Fresh Express’ unrivaled selection of fresh salad mixes, complete salad-making Kits with dressings and toppings, and wholesome organic products. Because they’re the just the tools you need to make delicious, nutritious meals for you and your family."
I will be posting more about my Fresh Express sampling and experience when I receive and share the vouchers for the salads. Be on the lookout for a review of their salad kits!

Thursday

Disney Side Party Host!

I am super excited to be selected as a host of a Disney Side @Home Celebration. I was selected to participate out of thousands of applicants. I will be hosting a gathering with family anad friends in the coming month and it will be all about Disney and how we all show our Disney Side!
      Show Your Disney Side
My party pack will be arriving in the mail soon and I cannot wait to see all of the Disney goodies I will be receiving to help me have a great Disney Side party. I am already planning some recipes and snacks to make. My party pack will contain party favors, decorations, games, activities, recipe ideas and special hostess gifts.

Friday

Contacting Companies for Coupons 2014

A great habit of mine is to contact companies for coupons on a weekly basis and give my feedback to them about their products and/or services. I ask them if they have any product coupons available that they could send me. I do all of this online, although you could call in over the phone or send a letter via postal mail with your compliments. To do this I go directly to the company website and contact them through their contact page. I usually tell them about my experience with their product and what I really like about it, or any suggestions I have for them. I often tell them a personal experience my family or I have had with their product.
Leaving praise for products, and also asking if they have any coupons available has often ended up with favorable responses. Some companies send cents off coupons, and some even send free product coupons. I love saving money, and this process has helped my budget tremendously. Every week I use coupons when I go grocery shopping, and often the companies mail better coupons than you would get in the regular coupon inserts in the newspaper.  Hope you all will join me in my 2014 contacting companies for coupons endeavors.

What has your own experience been with contacting companies? Would love to hear your feedback!