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Monday, August 8, 2011

More Saving Tips From Travel To Organizing



Yes, summer vacation time is over, but that doesn't mean you have to stop all your travel plans (besides it pays to plan ahead). Especially when there are some great new ways to travel. In the past I have talked about couch surfing. Today I would like to share Airbnb. Airbnb is seriously cool. Their website describes them as a community marketplace for unique spaces. And they mean it! You can rent a room with a host family among other people rooming, you can rent a whole cabin or home while people are away, and of course you might also be interested in sharing your own space.

You search the site for the place you want to stay. Put in the dates of your travel and enjoy reading and seeing different places. You can check out other people's reviews to help you along with your decision. There is an on-site messaging system where you can message your hosts and ask them questions. When you are ready to book, you book through Airbnb. Once your host accepts, you get all the important details. Travel, check in and after you are through, leave your own review. The host will review you too. This is nice for the hosts so they can become more secure with renters.

If you decide to actually host your own place to maybe make a little money to help offset some bills, register at Airbnb. You list for free, answer guests questions, and either confirm or decline when someone would like to rent your place. And the host gets paid 24 hours after the guest checks in. Hosts pay 3% when they receive a successful booking. Learn more at the links below.

Oh and if you want to stay in a really unique place, check out the selection of tree houses! STUNNING!!!!!!

LINK: Airbnb

LINK: Airbnb Host Information


Free entertainment or close to it anyway. Here are some Blockbuster express codes that expire on August 29th:

Find A kiosk near you by following the link below:

LINK: Blockbuster Express kiosk

While supplies last, head over to the Walmart page for a free sample of Crest Complete. I love the Crest brand and especially like trying something new. Hurry and get yours.

LINK: Crest Complete Sample

Can it possibly be time to get Christmas freebies? Yes it is. has two Christmas cards that you can customize now, pick your card and customize it, select to have it mailed to yourself, and by using the code SANTA11 at check out, get totally free. I know it probably seems a little crazy to start thinking about Christmas, but it is NEVER to early. :) Remember you get ONE card.

LINK: Christmas Greeting Card - Checking it Twice

LINK: Christmas Greeting Card - Santa's Scroll

I have mentioned before how much I love My Coke Rewards. With My Coke Rewards, you earn points when you submit the codes on your Coca Cola product caps or the codes found in the multi-pack cartons. You can cash in your points for free items like magazine subscription, gift cards, movie tickets, MP3 players and more. I typically cash mine in for free magazine subscriptions (my latest is Good Housekeeping) free Coke products, and just last night I qualified for a free NCAA t-shirt. What you need to do is enter six 20 oz Coke product codes. Then enter in the code FOOTBALL or MYTEAM. Actually I used Football before I even entered all the codes. You do not have to enter the codes all at once, but once supplies are gone that is it. Once you have entered in six codes, you will have the opportunity to pick a NCAA college shirt. No points will be taken off of your account and it will be shipped for free. If you don't drink soda, ask a friend for their caps. You'd be surprised at how many people do not take advantage of this way to get free stuff. Register for My Coke Rewards at the link below.

LINK: My Coke Rewards

While supplies last sign up for a free Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt coupon. They will email you an e-coupon. The nice thing is you do not have to download any printer programs to print this up. I love that! Hurry up while supplies last.

LINK: Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt

Walmart has free samples for Huggies Snug and Dry. Sign up and get yours before they run out. Well...that is if you have the NEED for diapers. This is obviously for mommies and daddies. ;)

LINK: Huggies Snug & Dry Diaper Sample

Send your friends a free Redbox code today! Send yourself one too. Go to the Redbox Facebook page, and take advantage of a free rental code for tonight (8/25) only!

LINK: Free Redbox Rental For You And A Friend

I've been bringing these up just about every week. Don't forget that this Saturday's Lowe's Build & Grow project is a too cute locker with a chalkboard. Sign the kids up for this fun and free activity by following the link below. You may like to sign them up for the project for September 10th which is a police car that comes with a flashing light. Too cute! The project times begin at 10:00 am.

LINK: Lowe's Build & Grow

One of my favorite fragrances is Burberry Brit. Needless to say when I saw that Burberry is offering a free sample of their Burberry Body, I had to sign up. If you would like to give it a try as well, drop by the facebook link below.

LINK: Burberry Body Sample

Sign up for the Chili's Email club and get a coupon for free Queso and Chips and on your birthday a coupon for a...wait for it....brownie sundae! Oh man, oh man, oh man! Of course, I am usually dieting on my birthday.

LINK: Chili's Email Club

Rewards Gold latest subscription is for The Wall Street Journal. To get in on this deal, you need to join, refer some friends, do two surveys and some reviews. Seriously it takes no time at all, and if you like this paper, it will be well worth your time.

LINK: Rewards Gold Wall Street Journal


A Time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #1) by Barbara Cameron
Amazon Kindle Download Barnes & Noble Nook Download

Steppin' Into The Good Life by Tia McCollors
Amazon Kindle Download Barnes & Noble Nook Download

School is in full swing. Wouldn't it be nice to get a good handle on managing the household? Go to Life Your Way. Life Your Way readers can download and print some wonderful household management sheets including a 2011 calendar, baby sitter info, Bible verses, to-do-list, homeschool planner, once-a-month cooking chart and more. Why not get in on the excitement of a new school year by getting in some new organization tools.

LINK: Household Management Printables from Life Your Way

Organized Home also has a great set of printables to make your own Household notebook. Whichever you choose, this is truly a great time to put a little time into getting your home in order. I know I'm going to look into it (I am especially interested in the printable chore list). :) PS - Now is also a great time to pick up some inexpensive three-ring binders to put all these lovely sheets in!

LINK: Household Notebook Printables from Organized Home



Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.67 pound
Boneless Pork Sirloin - sold in bag $1.77 pound
Petite Sirloin Steak buy 1 get 2 free $6.99 pound (one reward per transaction)
Sweet Corn Grown in Olathe, Colorado 6/$1.00
Roma Salad Tomatoes 77 cents a pound
doritoes Tortilla Chips 11-12 ounce $1.99 each
24 pack Crystal Geyser Spring Water 16.9 oz $2.47 (limit 2)
General Mills Cereal 8.9 ounce - 18 ounce Select Varieties $1.99
Langers Citrus Juice Cocktail 64 ounces 3/$5.00
New Crop Gala Apples $1.49 pound
Radishes or Green Onions 2/$1.00
Large Hass Avocados 2/$3.00


Fry's Milk Vitamin D, 2%, 1% or Skim 1/2 gallon 88 cents (limit 4)
Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna 5 ounce 69 cents
Cooks Shank Portion Smoked Ham $1.27 pound
Quaker Cereals Select Varieties 12.5 to 14 oz $1.99
Bananas 57 cents lb
Cantaloupe 2/$3.00
Annies macaroni & Cheese 10/$10
Silk Pure almond or Coconut Milk 2/$5.00
Buy 10 and Save $5.oo (There are a lot of good deals with this combo. Here are my faves.)
Spaghettios Select Varieties 49 cents
Sunny D Select Varieties 64 ounces 99 cents
Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix and Brownie Mix Select Varieties 99 cents
Marie Callenders Entrees or Pot Pies $1.99
Johnsons Baby Care Select Varieties $2.49


Dulcinea Mini Seedless Watermelon $1.48 each
Red Bell Peppers 99 cents each
Sweet Navel Oranges 99 cents pound
Ranchers Reserve Boneless Beef Top Round London Broil Steak $2.29 lb
Broccoli Crowns $1.49 lb
Buy 2 Coca-Cola product 12 packs get 2 free and two 8.5 to 13 oz bags of The Snack Artist Chips Free!!!

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