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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Woman Freebies

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Free eCookbook with Mother's Day recipes


Free eCookbook: 12 Mother’s Day Recipes for Brunch and Dessert: Blogger Edition featuring 28 pages of Mother’s Day Recipes + RecipeLion Quick and Easy Recipes newsletter for FREE! Get this brand new FREE eCookbook collection of delectable and easy Mother’s Day Recipes. You’ll find a wonderful collection of brunch recipes and easy desserts you can make for the best Mother’s Day. The eCookbook has step-by-step instructions for recipes, like Eggs in a Ham Basket on page 5, Easy Cheese Danish on page 11, Lemonade Pie on page 21, Molten Chocolate Cakes on page 26 and more. Click Here 

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Credit Karma

This popped into my inbox today and I decided to check it out.  It's another site where you can access your credit score for free.  The's ALWAYS hidden costs!  You can check it whenever you want and be charged NOTHING!  It also gives you the score auto insurance agents look at when giving you a quote.  It seems like the score is based on the TransUnion score.  What I found interesting was that it also pulls offers, such as credit card offers, mortgage offers, etc. that you may qualify for based on your credit score.

If you have been curious about what your credit score is, check it out now!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free samples from freefly's

Freefly's has just released some new samples.  Click the pictures below for the samples you would like to request.  

**You will be required to first sign up with Freefly's prior to requesting your sample.** 

Healthifeet Foot Creme 

HealthiFeet® is a podiatrist recommended, topical cream clinically proven to relieve foot discomfort associated with cold feet. Our penetrating formula provides warmth to your skin exactly where you need it.
Warms Cold Feet
Soothes Foot Discomfort
Moisturizes Dry Skin
RECOMMENDED FOR PEople with Diabetes ExPERiencing
Foot Ulcers
Skin Changes
Coldness in Hands and Feet
Anyone Experiencing Poor Circulation or Cold Hands and Feet
Nothing works better than MiraLAX for constipation relief without harsh side effects. Many laxatives claim to be gentle to your system, but fail to deliver on that promise when trying to provide constipation/irregularity relief. MiraLAX, however, helps to relieve your constipation with no harsh side effects.
No bloating*
No cramps*
No gas*
No sudden urgency
No taste
No grit
Designer Whey Protein
DESIGNER WHEY exists for one purpose: To help you achieve your health and fitness goals with the most advanced and highest quality protein known to science.

Dream Angels Heavenly perfume from Victorias Secret

This appears to be a printable.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

$2.00 Wisk Coupon and Birds Eye Re-set

 Grab this coupon while you can and save it for when Wisk goes on sale.

I just printed out this coupon last night and today it re-set.  Grab it and save it!

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Totsy-Up to 80% off for mom and kids!!

Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 80% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7. Top brands for mom, baby, and child. Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and bath, children's clothing, toys, DVDs, and educational materials are just a sampling of a selection that promises only the best in quality and designer brands.

100% eco-friendly: Totsy is the first company in private sales to take on sustainable and socially responsible initiatives in all areas of business. One baby, one tree: With every purchase you make through Totsy, we will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation. 

Sign up for Totsy here.

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Google Offers...the next Groupon?

Have you heard about the new daily deal site called Google Offers?  Apparently, "they" are saying it's going to be quite the competitor for Groupon.  Curretnly, Google Offers is in Beta in Portland Oregon.  You can read more about this here.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Giveaway: Hundreds of dollars in free coupons

Want to give extreme couponing a try?  Well, my friend Lauren over at IamThatLady is giving away hundreds of dollars in coupons.  This is a great giveway for the newbie couponer as well as the seasoned couponer.  

The giveaway ends Saturday, April 23rd and the winner will be announced Monday, April 25th.  Head over to IamThatLady right now to enter the giveaway.

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Canvas People - Free 8x10 or $50 Credit + 50% Off Second Canvas and Shipping

Canvas People is back with an updated offer for Spring! Get a free 8x10 photo canvas or a $50 credit toward a larger canvas. Just pay the shipping. Any second canvas is 50% off, plus get 50% off shipping. 

For Mothers Day, Canvas People is offering FREE photo touch-ups. To take advantage of this exclusive offer use coupon code: mday11

1) Choose and upload the photo you would like printed
2) Choose what size. (8x10 is free + shipping/handling after $50 credit)
3) Chose any "extras" (framing, etc.)
5) Enter shipping information
6) Pay the $14.95 shipping/handling (this is still a GREAT deal for one of these)

These photo canvases make great Mothers day gifts, anniversary, and graduation gifts as well.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Coupons & Things by Dede

Today I want to talk to you about my favorite coupon clipping service-Coupons and Things by Dede.

Have you ever heard of a coupon clipping service?  Well let me tell you, when I first told my husband that I had ordered coupons he couldn't believe that I was PAYING for coupons.  But then I explained...first, you don't pay for the coupons, you pay for the time it takes others to clip the coupons for you.  I buy 3-4 newspapers a week, it takes A LOT of time to clip all those coupons! So, I think it's worth it to pay others.

Why use a coupon clipping service?  When you know of an upcoming sale, wouldn't it be great to have ample coupons for that item or those items you want to stockpile?  Instead of tracking down people who aren't using their coupons or spending more money on multiple newspapers, you can just buy XX amount of the 1 coupon you want.  Now, it's not expensive.  For example, Coupons and Things by Dede has Cheerios coupons $1.00/2 for $0.12.  That's not bad.  Now, I don't suggest you do this for 1 or 2 coupons, but if you want to buy 5 or more of something, this is the way to do it (assuming you don't have an endless supply of inserts and time for cutting.)

You can also buy whole coupon inserts.  Now, my newspaper in Central New York costs $2.00 on Sunday's.  If I wanted multiples of every insert, it would be cheaper to buy more papers...but I would also be wasting all that paper.  The pricing of inserts will vary, depending on the worth of the coupons.  For example,  Coupons and Things by Dede has last weeks inserts for $1.10 (SS) and $1.20 (PG) but the 3/27 (SS) is only $0.45.

Another great thing about Coupons and Things by Dede is the rewards program.  For each coupon or insert you order, you will earn a specific amount of points.  These accumulate over time until you are ready to use them.  Every 400 points is equivalent to $1.00 and can be used toward coupon purchases. Typically you will earn 2-5 points per coupon, so the points will add up quickly if you order frequently.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Blog Hop

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Couponing Part 1-Where to Find Coupons

There are so many places to find coupon's it can be overwhelming.  The more places you look, the more you will save.  But for now, just pick 1 or 2 from below and start with that.

The Sunday Paper

This is the most common place to find coupons. If you don't get the Sunday paper, get it!  Some say that you get more coupons with home delivery then if you buy it at the store. I have not found this to be true. Of course, the people telling me this have been the people selling the paper.  However, you do get a discount when you have the paper delivered and you can get JUST the Sunday paper delivered-that's what I do. I also go out and by 2-3 more each week for additional coupons.  You can also ask your neighbors and friends to give you the inserts they don't want.

Internet Coupons

This is my second favorite way to get coupons.  There are ton's of sites out there to print coupons, some I will list seperately below.  For this section though, I will tell you about 3 specific sites.  These are:

One thing to know about printing coupons is that most sites have printing limits where they will only allow so many coupons to be printed before stopping the 'campaign.'  However, keep checking back as they often reset.  A common misconception about printing coupons is that they need to be in color.  Nope!  I print all mine in black and white, and I recommend this to save the most on ink.  If you really get into couponing I also recommend investing in a black and white laser printer to save money on ink. 

One last thing about printing coupons...most sites will allow you to print 2 coupons PER PRINTER.  So, if you have multiple printer access, you can print more coupons!

Store websites

Like internet coupons, but you print directly from the store website.  A bonus here is that in addition to manufactuer coupons you will also get store only coupons (and the 2 can be combined typically). is a GREAT place for printing coupons.

Mobile Coupons

These are becoming the next biggest way to coupon.  Almost all stores now have the ability to send you mobile coupons via texting.  Check out your favorite stores websites to see if this is something they participate in.  Because this is still very new, don't be surprised when you try to use one and your cashier gives you that, 'Huh?' look.  Tell them it's ok, just scan it!

Manufacturer Websites

Perhaps the most obvious but definitely the most forgotten.  The majority of manufacturer websites have coupons on their site.  Typically you will need to sign up for their newsletter to obtain the coupon(s).


These are little coupon machines  you may see on the shelves in stores.  These are great when you are buying a product and don't have another coupon for it.  These will always be manufacturer coupons but they aren't typically the 'best' coupons as they can't 


Another on the product shelf coupon.  They get the name because it's literally a pad of coupons that you tear off.  It's ok to take more than one, but please use some coupon etiquette and not take them all.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why/How do I coupon?

Two questions I commonly hear are, 'How do you find time to cut coupons?' and 'Is it really worth it?'  Let me start by answering the second question first.  My response is, Yessssssssssssssss!  I'll use my Price Chopper shopping trip today as an example.  My total before Advantage card and coupon savings was $213.13.  I saved $18.54 with my Advantage card and $69.47 with coupons.  I paid out of pocket (OOP) $125.12.  That's a savings of $88.01 for 1 week!  If I do this every week (which I typically do), over the course of a year I'm saving $4576.12!  That's a lot of money and that's only my savings in 1 store!

So, let's move on to the first do I find time to cut coupons.  Well, first of all, I do a lot more than just cutting coupons.  Yes, I do cut...I get my newspaper delivered every Sunday and I typically by 2-3 more newspapers to cut coupons out of.  I also spend LOTS of time on the computer printing coupons.  The main place I go to print coupons is There are MANY other places to print coupons and we will get to those in other posts.

Back to the original question...time...I don't have 'free' time.  I'm a wife, mother of 5-year old twins and I work full-time.  Really, what is free time?  But I do MAKE the time.  I have to, otherwise we wouldn't be able to afford anything.  I started using coupons a year ago and I really don't know how we got by without them.

Here is my challenge to you...if you don't currently use coupons, try it, just once.  Just use the ones in the newspaper next weekend.  I bet you will be surprised in the outcome. 

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Monday, April 4, 2011

A Little About Me

Hi there, I'm Kristen, AKA Twin Mamma. I started this blog almost a year ago but some things happened and I was unable to invest the time I wanted into it.  Therefore, I'm starting over. First, let me tell you a little about me.

I'm a wife and mother of 5 year old twins, hence the name. I work full-time out of the home as a special educator specializing in kids under 5 years of age. Over the years I've fiddled with this and that in a way to try to make money online. Some worked, some were out right scams and others I feel would have worked really well if I wanted to risk quitting my full-time job so I would have more time to invest...that I was not willing to do. I have not tried any online money making ventures in a few years, however I have dabbled with some alternate off-line ways to make some extra cash. My current big way to save money is by couponing. When you save money you are in essence, making money.

So, what is this blog going to be about? Here you will learn all about coupons-what they are, where to find them, how to use them, etc.  I will also find other ways to make and/or save money to tell you about.

So for now, I hope you enjoy. Pass this link on to your friends, families and co-workers!


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Contact Twin Mamma

Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions, concerns, deals, etc!
  Contact me at [email protected] 

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