Saturday, April 30, 2011

Prize from Yoplait Yogurt Blog

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about Yoplait Yogurt for a contest. I actually won a prize pack from Yoplait full of great stuff! Here is my prize that came in the mail today. It came with a big bouncy ball, bag of silly bands, lunchbox, coupon for free yogurt, 4 ice cream spoons, 2 magnet calendars, and a scavenger hunt game.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saving Money When Eating Out with Coupons

Money is tight for all of us lately. We can't help but still eat out sometimes. I have found a great way to save a bit if you plan to eat out at a nice restaurant. Go to the companies website and check for coupons. If they have any, print them out. If they don't show any coupons, sign up for their email list. Almost every single place will send you a coupon and they are usually for a free appetizer. You can get an appetizer for free or you can actually eat the appetizer as your meal.

We recently ate at Joe's Crab Shack. We knew it would cost a lot, but I was able to print out a coupon for a free appetizer so we saved about $8 on the meal. A few other places I have done this is Applebee's, Chili's, and Texas Road House. If you are making plans to eat out, check the website and see if you can save money on your trip.

Another great tip is to save the El Chico's coupons out of the paper. They come about once a month in the coupon inserts. You can use the buy one Enchilada dinner get one free to eat out for two adults for less than $10. Great deal!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Playtex Sport Wipes from Crowdtap

Crowdtap sent me a sample of Playtex Sport Wipes to try out. These are awesome! You simply wipe your body off instead of showering. Obviously, I will only use them when I can't shower. They are great for after a soccer game or before you run somewhere and have been working outside. They have a light scent which I love since I have allergies and it did not bother me at all. These are great!

Crowdtap is a great way to earn a bit of money and also get free samples. Try it out by going here.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Making Money from Referrrals

I have never been someone who tried to push referrals or tried to make money that way. I only want people to sign up for things because they are good for them and they can profit off of it. With finding great writing opportunities, I have actually ended up making a lot of money off of referrals lately. If you love somewhere you work, share your experience. Don't be afraid to ask people to use you as a referral if they decide to sign up. Just by doing this, I have made $300 on Examiner in referrals the last few months. If you are interested in writing there, please sign up under me. Here is my referral link. Part of referring someone to a site is helping them out. I don't just refer people and then run away. Once I refer them, I feel I should help them. I will answer any questions and also subscribe to all of their content. It is a great way to make extra money and new friends!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter! Enjoy a fun day of church, egg hunting, and Easter bunnies with the kids! We all deserve a day off now and then.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Bachelor Contributor Blog

A friend of mine recently started a new blog about 'The Bachelor.' You all know that I love my reality shows. Her blog is amazing! I am so proud of her for taking this big step. You can check it out!

The Bachelor Contributor

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Extreme Couponing" Interviews and Savings

The show "Extreme Couponing" has become very popular on TLC. With this show doing so well, I contacted The Krazy Coupon Lady on her website and asked for an interview. She was sweet enough to talk to me! Joanie Demer was awesome. I posted 2 interviews with her on Examiner and then another article explaining about a fraud case that is going on in the "Extreme Couponing" world right now. I wanted to share them with you.

I also wanted to share that since talking to Joanie I went to Walgreens today on a coupon shopping spree. I got 4 Marshmallow/Chocolate Peeps, 3 rolls of Scotch Tape, and 1 pouch of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for a total of 9 cents! It can be done!

'Extreme Couponing' Tips from Joanie Demer The Krazy Coupon Lady

Joanie Demer The Krazy Coupon Lady talks 'Extreme Couponing' getting a bad rep
Did Jaime Kirlew Commit Fraud on 'Extreme Couponing?' You be the judge!

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Kindle Book by my Mother-In-Law

My mother-in-law recently wrote a book to sell on Kindle. She has been working on it for three years and did a great job! You can purchase it on Amazon through Kindle. This is a great way to make money working at home. Hopefully someday I will get to that point and get a book done. If you are interested in checking it out, you can find it on this link.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reviews of Zatarain's Products

One company that I have done several reviews for is Zatarain's. I received a box from them of items to review. Here are some of the review if you are interested in reading them.

Seasoned Fish Fry

Red Beans and Rice Spicy
Creole Red Gravy Mix
Big and Zesty Garlic and Herb Creole Seasoning
Jambalaya Mild

Monday, April 11, 2011

Getting Free Products to Review

Today I received a box of spices to review. It made me think about writing an article to share how I started getting products like this to review. Here is the article for you to read.

How to Get Free Products to Review

My Computer is Back!

Have you missed me? Between kidney stones and computer problems I have not been able to blog as much as I would like to lately. My computer was in the shop to replace the video card. I have missed it so much! I was using the laptop, but it was just not the same. I am so glad to have it back and you will be hearing more from me!

On April 22, I will be getting my kidney stones broken up again. Hopefully this will do the trick and I will be back to normal once again.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yanni "Truth of Touch" CD Review

Recently I received an album by Yanni called "Truth of Touch" to review for my blog. This album is not my normal kind of music. It is an all instrumental CD. It has 15 songs on it.

When I first put this album in, I did not think I would be interested in it. I sat here listening to it while I was doing some work online. I really enjoyed it. It was a very relaxing CD that was great to listen to in the background while I did work. I honestly will be listening to this more in the future.

It made me think of great music to relax while listening to it. It would be great for taking a soak in the bathtub or some background nice while reading a book.

Yanni is currently on tour if you are interested in his music. You can check out his tour dates here.

I received a free CD from One2One Network for this review and entries into a contest.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How I Find Books to Review

I have been asked by a couple of people who I review books for and the answer is simple. It is not for any particular site. I contact authors and offer to review their book. I send them a link to my Associated Content page. This is where I will post the review for them.

I have received four books so far to review. One of them came to me and the other three I asked if they would be interested. They were authors who are not well known, but write amazing books. I found them randomly by seeing a person mention the book on facebook. I emailed them and offered to review the book. I did not ask for a free book, but they all offered to send me one.

I have contacted a few well known authors with no response. I am sure they have their own people who do this for them or know more people. So this is how I have received books to review. Try it yourself.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Where have I been?

Just wanted to let you all know that I have not abandoned you. I recently found out that my lower back problems were caused by a kidney stone. I had it broken up yesterday and I am now on the path to feeling better. I will return soon with more blogs for you :)