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2 FREE Fred’s Brand Diapers

Go here to score 2 FREE Fred’s brand diapers!  If you area  Mom with babies in diapers its good to have some spare diapers in the car while out and about as you never know when you might need spares, so these come in handy!

Thanks  Hip2Save

Nutrisystem 10-Day Challenge #NSNation - Breakfast

I lead a sedentary life at work, my job doesn't require me to move a lot, just plug away at my computer and so this sedentary behavior has lead me to get back into shape as my weight has slowly crept up these past few years.  Although I have two little ones who definetely keep me on my toes, my snacking habits throughout the day has also contributed to my weight gain.  I'm aware that a combination of diet and excercise will not only help me to be where I should be on the scales but also help me live a longer life. 

I've heard good things from friends who've been on Nutrisystem and so when I was accepted into the 10 day Nutrisystem Blogger program I was excited to start.  I received a fabulous box full of frozen food's from Nutrisystem.  If you are not home during the day like me its no problem to receive frozen food on your doorstep as the food is carefully packaged to sit out on the door step until you get home.  The premise of Nutrisystem is portion control and this is achieved by their food plan. 

I received frozen food items for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time.  I will be posting my favorite food from each of these meals.  I'll start today's post with breakfast which is the most important meal of the day.


During the weekend, I typically eat a bowl of cereal with 2% milk, or low fat oatmeal and occasionally will splurge with a pastry or breakfast sandwich.  The weekend is my weakness as we often go out for breakfast or my husband will cook a mean breakfast.  So portion control is required especially at weekends.  The breakfast items I received in my pack included French Toast, Pancakes, omelets and breakfast burritos.  My favorite was the breakfast burrito which combines eggs with red and yellow peppers, along with beans, all in a flour tortilla.  It's pretty hearty that heats in just minutes in the microwave.  At only 210 calories and 4g of fat its a good healthy and yummy start to the day.  While I was worried that I'd be hungry mid morning on only 210 calories I realised its ok to have a snack mid morning to prevent cravings - again its all down to portion control.  There's no need to skimp on taste.

The frozen foods are available in select food plans - more information are provided here

Tommorow, I'll review the frozen lunches provided.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing their food and program to me free of charge in exchange for blogging about my experience as part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.  These opinions are my own and others experiences with Nutrisystem may vary.

Enhance your Eyes with the L’Oreal One Sweep Eye Shadow & Double Extend Eye Illuminator

I love playing around with eyeshadow, especially mixing and matching the beige shades - I typically start with a darker shade at the bottom of my eyelids moving up with lighter shades.  The new L'Oreal Paris One Sweep Eye Shadow is such a cool idea especially when on the go as you no longer need to bring your whole pallette with you.  Just bring along your L'Oreal One Sweep Eye Shadow Compact and now you can have the whole blended look with one sweep action.  The applicator is shaped like the contours of your eyelids and after sweeping the color on you can blend and soften edges.  There is a mirror inside that can aid with application while on the go too.

Read up on Eye Shadow Made Easy here.

Whle my lashes are black they are neither thick, luscious or long and need a helping hand from my old friend the mascara.  The L'Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator involves a two step lengthening mascara professionally developed to illuminate your eyes.  Step 1: Lengthen & Intensify, Step 2: Illuminate.  I'm impressed with this new product and although I prefer the primer in the L'Oreal Double Extend product the combination of the three will make for thick luscious and long lashes.

Follow L'Oreal on their website and on facebook

I was provided a L'Oreal Bzzkit from BzzAgent which contained free samples to share my experience with friends and family.  Come join BzzAgent to share fun products with your friends and family.

Raw Vegetables never looked so yummy with Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

At parties you'll always find some kind of dip.  Dips are the best as these are the times when you'll find adults and children alike eating raw vegetables of their own free will.  Of course moderation in how many times you dip is needed as the positive health benefits of raw vegetables can be negated by the calorie laden dip involved.  However, this can be avoided when using Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips.

Marzetti the company that produces yummy tubs of vegetable dips has now come out with a lighter more healthier version. With only 60 calories per serving (2 tablespoon) compared to 110 for the traditional Marzetti vegetable dip, this means you can dip nearly twice as much.  These are offered in five yummy flavors: Garden Herb Ranch, Cucumber Dill Feta, Chipotle Cheese, Salsa Cilantro and Spinach Artichoke.  Now in order to get 5 portions of veggies in per day, all I need is Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip.  There are some fabulous recipes to try out here.  The kids loved dipping their carrot sticks in the Otria Garden Herb Ranch during snack time and I'm looking forward to trying the other dips at one of my playdate parties.

Download a $1/1 coupon here

You'll find Marzetti on Facebook and at their website

I was provided an Otria Bzzkit from BzzAgent which contained free coupons for sampling and coupons and recipes to share with friends and family.  Come join BzzAgent to share fun products with your friends and family.

Shiver Me Timbers - Pirate Costume Review from Costume SuperCenter

Halloween is a fun time for costume dress up, but the costumes are not wasted as they get used all throughout the year. Each child has a trunk that is filled with their halloween costumes and any time we have a playdate they go through the trunk and I'll find a lovely surprise.

I love seeing them use their imagination and of course their smile as they play out their characters. My son will be turning 6 in a couple of months so we've been planning early and Pirates will be the theme. We held a Pirate birthday party a few years back so I'm glad that I can reuse the party decorations and accessories that I had saved.

When given the opportunity to review a costume from Costume SuperCenter, we went straight to the classic boys costumes onto the pirate costumes in the hopes to deck out my little pirate. While my son has not seen Pirates of the Carribean, he knows of Jack Sparrow and the premise of the movie. So of course a Captain Jack Sparrow Child Costume was first choice.

I was impressed with the fast shipping - Costume Super Center offers Same Day Shipping on orders placed before 3pm EST. We loved the whole look and it was true to the picture. My son loved all the accessories i.e. the hat and the beads in the hair and especially the two belts.


If you are in need of a costume, Costume SuperCenter is your first and last stop! Costume SuperCenter offers over 4,000 different costumes and accessories in the latest styles and from the hottest licenses including Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Star Wars, Superman, Universal, and many more!


Costume SuperCenter can be found on facebook and twitter

Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people opinions may vary). Costume Super Center provided me the product to be reviewed but it does not affect my review and opinion on the products discussed herein.

1 Year Subcription to Architectural Digest

Sign up HERE for a one year subscription to Architectural Digest.  We've had the Pottery Barn look in our home for many years - didn't pay Pottery Barn prices though : ) but now I feel the need to add to the look to mix it up!  So I'm excited to get this magazine to give me some inspiration!

100 pampers points for new members + 340 worth of codes to add


Penny Pinchin Mom just listed some existing Pamper Gift to Grow codes which still work, so if you are new to Pampers Gift to Grow you get 100 points for just signing up here AND add the following and your total will be 440 including the bonus 100 upon sign up.  Sign up here.  If you already have an account just double check the list as sometimes I miss them...

pampers4momjfm1 (10 points)
GETSTARTEDNOW10 (10 points)
newwipespackage (10 points)
GTGWELCOME10PTS (10 points)
pampersgtg10pts (10 points)
2BEGINEARNING50 (50 points)
10PTSFREECODE4U (10 points)
PUNTOSPARAMI123 (10 points)
I just looked at the rewards and I love these

Big Savings on Big Brands Coupon Booklet
P&G Coupon booklet 700 points

BJs Wholesale Club $10 Gift Card
BJs $10 Gift Card 1000 points

Free 2oz Country Chic Body Lotion at Bath & Body Works till 3/26

If you are heading to the mall this afternoon or tommorow print this coupon out to grab the new Country Chic 2oz body lotion (no purchase necessary) at Bath and Body Works.  You can also use this online!  Don't forget if you shop online to head to ebates first to get yourself a sweet 3% back plus new ebates members get a $5 cashback bonus.

75c off One Smuckers Fruit Spread Coupon - possibly free?

smuckers coupon $0.75 off One Smuckers Fruit Spread Coupon

We love Jelly (or Jam) in our household so this 75c/1 Smuckers printable coupon is perfect as my store doubles and I'm hoping they'll have it on sale for $1.50 or less to make it free.  If not it will cost just pennies which works for me too!

Thanks Mojosavings

10,000 pairs of Free Eyeglasses AT NOON TODAY

Coastal Contacts - contact lenses


TODAY, starting at NOON EST, Coastal Contacts will be giving away another 10,000 pairs of Free Eyeglasses!

How to Get your Freebie
1. Visit our Facebook Page and click on the ‘Free Glasses!!’ tab on the left side of our page.
2. Click the “like” button to reveal the coupon code or if you’ve already “liked” us the code will be displayed when you click on the tab.
3. Visit our website and select a pair of glasses (we suggest picking out 3-5 pairs ahead of time).
4. On Friday, March 25th, from 12pm EST, place your order and enter the coupon code at checkout to get your free pair of glasses.

80 Free Swagbucks - consider donating them to the Japan Relief Fund

Swagbucks are offering new members a bonus 50 points for signing up (on top of the regular 30 points) when you use the code HelpJapan through 11am PDT on Friday, April 8th.  Even if you don't plan on using these 80 points to continue to collect Swagbucks for prizes how about donating Swagbucks to the relief effort in Japan.  Sign up here.  You can find info on the organization and the conversion rate of Swagbucks to $ donations here. 

Thanks  Mashup Mom

Win one of 200 Amazon $10 Gift Cards from ITsThoughtful

Its Thoughtful is offering 200 $10 Amazon Gift cards

Sign up here to be entered to win

If you haven't signed up to SwagBucks then consider doing so to earn points (swagbucks) towards gifts such as Amazon gift cards.  Its a slow process but everything counts!

Disney Movie Rewards: 50 Free Points & Pampers Gift to Grow 100 points

If you are a free code collector like me then Disney Movie Rewards is offering up a 50 point code.

Head to your Disney Movie Rewards account and enter the CARS 2 sweepstakes and get your special agent name, you will then get a code that you can redeem for 50 Free points.  I've been collecting free codes for years and you can also get the Disney Movie rewards codes from your Disney DVD's (yes go raid them now) and also from going to see a Disney movie at the theater.  There are great Disney related prizes that you can redeem your points for.
If you love free codes, consider opening a Pampers rewards account to collect Pampers Gift reward codes.  You'll get 100 points for just signing up and every few weeks I post some free codes.  It soon adds up especially if you have kids in diapers (codes founds in Pampers, easyup, swimmies diapers and wipes and packages) and Pampers offers baby related prizes but also gift cards and photo related prizes, so something for everyone.  Sign up here and then go here to try the codes I've already posted!

Free Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Pouch - working for me!

If you had trouble getting the Uncle Ben's rice - I just tried and it worked for me!

Hurry on over and get a Free pouch of Uncle Ben’s Rice.

Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Military Tuition Benefits at Ashworth College

This post brought to you by Ashworth College. All opinions are 100% mine.


I was very fortunate to be offered full scholarships and paid living expenses for my Degree and Masters back in England.   When I moved to the US I was shocked to find out how much college costs over the pond.  Its sad that only those whose parents can afford it could consider College with ease.  For all others it means a hefty loan at the end of your studies which could take years to pay off.  We have two little ones and goodness knows how much it will cost when its their turn.  Of course everyone hopes their child is offered a scholarship based on merit through sports or their grades but that is not guaranteed.


 Whether you are considering college for your children or even for yourself to take the next step in your career path, Ashworth College should be on your list to consider.  Ashworth College offers a comprehensive and nationally accredited online education.   Ashworth College offers more for your money than other educational institutions. The reason? There is no brick or Mortar to maintain, so they save on expenses and can pass along the savings to you.  Your textbooks and study materials are included in your tuition.  With tuition at 50% less than the average online accredited schools  your money goes that much further so you can focus on your studies without the worries of bills.

Military Tuition Benefits

Ashworth College is currently offering Military Tuition Assistance including, Post 9/11 and Montgomery GI Bill Education Benefits.  Military personnel and their families can now receive up to $13,500/36 months of education benefits.  If you're an active duty, a military spouse or veteran this could mean little to no out of pocket expenses to achieve your educational goals.  Wouldn't it be nice to graduate without debt?  To enroll or learn more head to Ashworth College website.

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FREEBIE OVER: Free 1 year subscription to Elle Magazine!

Rewards Gold is offering up a FREE 1 year Subscription to Elle magazine! Hurry and sign up here as these never last long!

I got mine - woo hoo

Thanks  Hip2Save

FREE Working Mother Magazine Subscription

There’s a new FREE magazine subscription available! Just head on over here to score a FREE one-year subscription to Working Mother magazine courtesy of!

No strings attached – You will never receive a bill.

Thanks Hip2Save

75c/1 Wishbone printable coupon - possibly free if store doubles coupon

I'm saving mine and waiting for a sale as my store doubles my coupons.

No Unexpected car repair bills with AutoAssure

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of AutoAssure for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

A car to me is something that gets me from A to B.  I'm not fussed by how fast, how expensive or go fast stripes but of course it must be reliable and safe.  The one thing I hate is the uncertainty of how much a car really costs, when you add insurance, maintenance and unexpected repairs it all adds up and to top it off the car depreciates dramatically from day one.  You can lessen the blow by doing your research when buying your car, undertaking regular maintenance and purchasing the right insurance coverage for accidents and damage.  But have you covered yourself from unexpected car repair bills after your manufacturer's warranty has expired?  Doesn't it always happen that your car check engine light pops on as soon as the warranty expire?
AutoAssure offers Customized Vehicle Protection Plans for your car, truck or SUV.  They are an independent nationwide company marketing Auto Coverage As Seen On TV behalf of industry leading administrators.  There are four flexible extended service plans to choose from that fits your needs.  With these plans you can choose from an ASE-certified mechanic or dealership of your choice, no out of pocket expenses for covered repairs option available, rental car coverage, roadside assistance, trip interruption coverage.  Wouldn't it be nice to know up front how much your car really costs - no hidden or surprising costs to encounter.  Sign up here to receive a quote from AutoAssure

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Facebook Freebie: John Frieda Precision Foam Colour available NOW

John Frieda US

If you missed out the other day on the free John Frieda Precision Foam Colour then its back ON - thanks Shawna for letting me know on Facebook!

I love trying out new hair products, click here

Again its running slow and patience is needed!

If you didn't get the Suave freebie - click this link  to get yours - HURRY

New Pampers 10 Point Gift to Grow Code


Here is a new 10 point code that worked for me

Not sure if these code works any more but try it if you haven't
10ptsfreecode4u good till 7/31/11
SEP3PGW7NRKYWXK - 10 points
2BEGINEARNING50 - 50 points
pampers4momjfm1 - 10 points

I now have accumulated 1025 Pampers codes so far - how many do you have?  I'm holding out for a gift card as my kids are too old for the toys.  It will take me a while but all good things comes to those who wait...

Sign up here to Pampers so you can start collecting the codes for prizes too.

Hint: Like Pampers on facebook as the new codes are often posted there too ; )

Thanks Hip2Save

I just looked at the rewards and I love these

Big Savings on Big Brands Coupon Booklet
P&G Coupon booklet 700 points

BJs Wholesale Club $10 Gift Card
BJs $10 Gift Card 1000 points



At Some Time NOON EST Today (not yet live)- Thursday, March 24, the first 200,000 fans to visit Suave Beauty on Facebook will be able to request a FREE full-size bottle of Suave Professionals.

Thanks  Mojosavings

3 Free samples of Shout Color Catcher

Head over to the Shout Facebook Page, “LIKE” them then click on the “offers” link on the left side to request a FREE Shout Color Catcher Sample 

PLUS you also have the option to print a $1/1 coupon - don't forget you can print two coupons per computer.  Take this coupon to Target to get a trial size for FREE.

This means 3 Free samples of SHOUT!  Don't you just love free samples.

 Allow 6 weeks for delivery for the sample!

Facebook Freebie: Free Suave TODAY

At Some Time Today (not yet live)- Thursday, March 24, the first 200,000 fans to visit Suave Beauty on Facebook will be able to request a FREE full-size bottle of Suave Professionals.

Thanks  Mojosavings

Free Newsweek Subscription

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Head on over here and get a Free subscription to Newsweek magazine.

Thanks Mojosavings

$40 worth of Fabulous Heels from for as low as $15 + stack with EBATES

Today's Eversave is offering a $5 credit to new Eversave members.  So this fabulous deal for where you can buy a $40 Gift Certificate for $20 will be only $15 with the new member credit.  Plus you can't go wrong with free shipping either!

So these fabulous wedge heels below on sale for $49.99 will be $24.99 after the Eversave deal + free shipping!  Time to shop for a deal on Spring and Summer sandals!  The code is available immediately so don't forget to stack with ebates by signing into ebates first, searching for and you'll get 7% back PLUS new ebates members get a $5 cashback bonus.  So your total purchase for these wedge heels will be a LOT LESS.  Sign up to Eversave and grab this deal!

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Unlisted First Try PU - Black

Fine Print
May buy up to 2 Saves
Use one code per purchase at
Free domestic 2-day shipping is included
Not to be combined with other offers
Code available immediately after purchase on Eversave
Promotional value expires Feb 29, 2012

Printable coupons yielding freebies!!

With the advent of printable coupons, couponing just got a lot easier!  All you need is a printer, paper, ink and a pair of scissors and with a few clicks you have free money in your hand in the form of coupons to go to the store and grab some freebies : ) 

Here are a few printables that you need to go print

Stay Free Panty Liners
Just go here to print a coupon valid for $2/2 Listerine, Stayfree, Carefee, Zyrtec, Aveeno, Band-Aid or Neosporin products (Not valid on Carefree 20 ct or 22 ct, Aveeno baby, bar soaps, and first aid products, or Neosporin trial and travel sizes). Hit your browser back button to print a total of 2 coupons per computer. This coupon should make the small packages of Stayfree pantiliners free or almost free as they are priced around $1 at most stores.

2 FREE Bottles of Osteo Bi-Flex at Walgreens
Click here to print the $3/1 coupon for Osteo Bi-Flex
Deal Scenario
*Buy 2 Osteo Bi-Flex 30 ct on sale buy 1 at $9.99 get 1 FREE= $1 RR
Use the $6/1 coupon found in the 3/6 RP
Plus, use the $3/1 coupon found here (use zip code 33460)
Pay $0.99
Get back a $1 RR
= 2 bottles for FREE!

nutra nail coupon Free Nutra Nail Products at Rite Aid
2 Nutra Nail products For Free at Rite Aid
There is a $3/2 Nutra Nail printable coupon that would make several items free.
Plus, there is also a BOGO Free Nutra Nail coupon which can be used with the BOGO Sale to get two for free. *These are .pdf coupons which we don’t usually post because many can be altered. However, these are directly from the Nutra Nail site so they should be good.
  4 Free Pledge products at CVS starting next week!
Spend $12 on Cleaning Products, Receive $4 Extra Care Bucks
Deal Scenario
Pledge Cleaning Products – $3
–Buy 2 Pledge Aerosol Sprays
–Buy 2 Pledge Multisurface Cleaners
Use 2 of the BOGO Free Pledge Products coupon from the SS 2/13
= Pay $4 and receive $4 ECBs
= all four for Free after coupons and ECBs

Generally, Redplum and Smartsource have some great printable coupons

The Latest Freebie Junkie Winners Announced

The latest Freebie Junkie Giveaway Winners are:

Knock Knock Playtime Pads Winner Brianne L from Maine

Terro Pantry Moth Traps Winner # 1 Crystal G from Ohio
                                                   Winner # 2 Mary F from North Carolina

Congratulations and a BIG Thank you to all my sponsors for their generous giveaway prizes. 
Here are my other giveaways that are still open:
Plastic Jungle $20 Gift Credit Ends 3/28
$20 Credit to Sock4Life Ends 3/30
Costume Squad T-Shirt 3/31
Kiddie Catch-All 3/31

I wanted to give you a heads up on The Freebie Junkie 1 year anniversary giveaway event.  Save the date for April 1st-8th!  thats all I'll tell you for now, but it will be a good one with many prizes and winners as always.........

Please register for giveaways and ensure an active email account is visible so I can contact you to claim your prize. Keep checking your spam folder - emails will come from addictedtofreebies at gmail dot com

1 Year Parents Magazine for as low as a $4 Moneymaker!

parents magazine Parents Magazine 1 Yr Subscription only $1!!parents magazine2 Parents Magazine 1 Yr Subscription only $1!!

Here is a hot deal through Barnes & Noble!  and the best part is to stack it with Ebates to lower your out of pocket PLUS new ebates members get a $5 cashback bonus thus making your deal a Moneymaker!

Head to ebates and sign up or sign in
Search for Barnes & Noble while in ebates and open up a ticket to take you there
Click on Newstands and then Print Magazine Subscriptions & look in Best sellers to find the Parents Magazine Subscription for $4.97 - add to your cart.
Use coupon code: K4M8W9D to get it for $1 with Free shipping!
With ebates you'll get back 4% cashback
New ebates members also get a $5 cashback bonus

Thanks, Hip2Save

$40 Handmade Jewelry For Only $18 (or less) + FREE Shipping

Who doesn't love Jewelry? especially when its at a steal price.

At Jasmere (daily deal site) you can snag a voucher for $40 worth of handmade jewelry from Pangea Handmade for ONLY $18 (possibly less if more people order) over at! Even better…you’ll snag FREE shipping! Use this voucher to score whimsical necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more that would make great gifts for Mother’s Day or for yourself.   Deal good through noon EST tomorrow, March 24th

Here’s how to get in on this deal…
*Head on over to Jasmere and login or register
*Click on “Order Now”
*Your final cost should come to $18 (or less as the price will go down depending on how many people order)!

Thanks  Hip2Save

Free Pouch of Uncle Ben’s Rice

Hurry on over and get a Free pouch of Uncle Ben’s Rice.

Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

So slow right now but be patient!

Thanks  Mojosavings