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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lane Bryant Buy $200 get $100 off!! 11/30 12/1 only

The one bit of advice I can ever give someone who wants to save money is to subscribe to emails by as many companies as you like to buy from...and then a few more. You just never know when you're going to find a great discount code.
For example: this morning I got an email from Lane Bryant discount code that gives you $100 off of a purchase of $200. Even for a place like Lane Bryant, whose clothes are bit more expensive, with the discount code it makes it a great deal. I can get a pair of shoes, 3 shirts and a pair of jeans for about $115, including shipping. That averages out to $20 each....great!!
The code is valid today (11/30) and tomorrow (12/1). So hurry!! xmasdeallb is the code. This is an online code only.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Money experiment for my 21 year old

Last night I told my daughter we are having chicken for supper tonight. 'UGH' was her response, for the third day in a row. Sunday I made homemade pea soup....'Eww, that's disgusting'. Monday I made spaghetti....'you know I hate spaghetti'. Tonight chicken....'ugh, again?'. So I've made a decision. I'm going to give my daughter, who is 21, my grocery money for the month and see what she can do with it. I won't clip her coupons. I won't search for sales. I won't write lists. It will all be up to her.

With the $100/week she will also have to buy cat food and cat litter.

My parents are coming down for a visit after Christmas and we are going to have 'Christmas dinner' on New Year's Day so I will buy the turkey and stuff for that but she will have to take care of the rest.

What do you think? Am I setting her up to fail or am I teaching her a valuable lesson?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

STP Multipurpose Motor Treatment #CBias #engineluv

Guest post from my husband, James Harris.

You know how, when you're a kid, you follow your father around and do what he does? That's how my love for motors started. My dad tinkered on everything from cars and trucks to lawn mowers and go carts. So I guess it's only natural that I use the same products he does. He was a firm believer in using STP products and I still buy them on a regular basis.

I have bought STP Oil Treatment for years. I had a 1976 Chevy Truck and used STP Oil Treatment for it with the first oil change and put 300,000 miles on it. It never broke down, not even once. I didn't tenderfoot it either.

I saw the STP Multipurpose Motor Treatment and knew it had to be a good product. It is made by STP after all. What I like about it is that you can use it on your small machinery too to keep the motors ready when they sit, waiting for the next season. I have a weed eater and a old chainsaw so I just used it in them. Granted, I haven't had to use the weed eater much lately because of the drought in Texas but if we get rain this winter I might have to.

It comes in a 16oz container and you only use .75 oz per gallon so if you are keeping up a weed eater it will go a long way.

I sent my wife out to get this the other day, on Black Friday and she got the wrong thing, the oil treatment (which she has seen me buy on a regular basis) so I used it in my Chevy Suburban too. So my 'Burby' should be feeling good right about now.

I can't say enough good things about STP treatments. No, it doesn't solve cancer but it will sure save you grief associated with your least it has saved me.

Right now STP is offering a coupon when you 'Like' then on Facebook. The link is and don't forget to look them up on Twitter here.

Take a look at the Google+ Shopping trip my wife and I (separately) went on. I understand why she got the wrong thing. It was Black Friday after all.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias but all the opinions were my own...and some from my wife too.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thank goodness for #TysonGoodness and Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches #CBias

I have been so busy lately, with shopping and holiday cooking, it was so nice to have something to fall back on when 'the masses' got hungry the other day and I was busy. I was at Walmart the day before Thanksgiving to pick up a few things and picked up Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches. I stuck them in the freezer when I got home and didn't give them much thought after that. The next day when I was making Thanksgiving dinner and was up to my elbows in turkey I started getting 'mom, I'm hungry' rumblings sent my way. In frustration I told my son to look in the freezer, I bought some stuff  he might like. Then, of course, there was a swarm.

My husband came out, my older son, daughter and my youngest son all with their hands out for the Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches my son dug out of the freezer. Then it was 'I get the microwave first'. Everyone really liked them, which was surprising seeing how they were cooked in the microwave.

Little tip though: make sure you keep them in the plastic. My son took them out and it took a lot longer to cook all the way through. He had to put them in for almost twice a long as the normal time.

My older son ate them mindlessly as he was studying for his ASVAB test. He did look up long enough to tell me they were good.

I was able to save a couple for myself before they all disappeared. I was very surprised at how good they are. I'll certainly buy them again. They were a life saver today, that's for sure.

Right now there is a special offer on #TysonGoodness website that, if you buy 2 boxes (at about $5 each) you will get a $5 gift card from Walmart. You have to fill out and send away the form found here. Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches are not available in all Walmart's. Go to to find one near you.

Take a look at my shop here with my Google+ album.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias but all the opinions are my own.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mission Impossible Shop at Murphy USA #Cbias

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I had a lot of fun yesterday. Not only did I go shopping yesterday, I tried a new app and watched a movie that I haven't seen is a long time, Mission: Impossible. There is a new one called Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol coming out soon so I got an inkling to see if I could find a Mission: Impossible movie to watch. I looked in Redbox and in Blockbuster Express and couldn't find one. Luckily the very first one was playing on DirecTV on Sunday so I set my DVR and went shopping.
I had to go to Walmart and MurphyUSA and decided to get a few things for the movie from Murphy USA. We got Coke and some chips, who doesn't like that?
Now, my son had never seen a MI movie, which is totally wrong in many ways. so we sat and watched it. He did like all the action and all the disguises that Tom Cruise's character Ethan Hunt used. He's a 12 year old boy, it was up his alley. I've always liked the M:I movies so it was nice to see him enjoy it too, and he really did.

I took a lot photos when I was shopping today, take a look at my Google+ album to see what I found!

Look up more information on Murphy USA and Coca-Cola using these links to their social sites and websites:
Murphy USA (

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias but all opinions are my own

Friday, November 18, 2011

About me social parking lot

Connect with me at a new place I found called It's a place you can add all of your social networks into one place and stay in touch. It's pretty cool. Here is the link to my page. Check it out!
Also, if you join too you can receive a free pack of business cards from MOO.

#imabzzagent I'm a bzzagent

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Torani Flavored Syrups #SSTorani

SheSpeaksbuttonYesterday I received a package in the mail from SheSpeaks containing 2 750 ml bottles of Torani Flavored Syrup. To be honest with you, I had never heard of this stuff before so I was curious to see what it was all about. I got Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie and Hazelnut. Now, I'm not a Hazelnut fan at all, to say the least but my hubby loves it. He had a splash of the syrup in his coffee this morning and loved it. Yesterday I tried the Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie in my coffee and it was very yummy. If you're not a fan of the 'sugar free' taste you may not like this. It doesn't bother me though.

Here are a few things I did find out about Torani (as I said, I had never heard of it before) by going to their website:
  • There are over 122 flavors available in regular and sugar free varieties
  • Great for coffee, latte, teas, sodas, lemonade, cocktails and smoothies
  • The sugar free flavors are 0 calories and sweetened with Splenda
  • Torani syrups are mainly used in coffee houses and restaurants in over 40 countries worldwide
  • It's available at Walmart, Smart and Final, Amazon, Cost Plus World Market, Bevmo, most major grocery stores and at  and Shop Torani for the biggest selection of flavors.
I reviewed the Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie flavored Torani syrup over here at the SheSpeaks Torani page.
There will be a Twitter party on November 17th at 9pm EST. Just look for the #HolidayFlavors.

There is also a $1 coupon on right now. I used my own zipcode which is 75169 to find it. If you want to buy some on or Shop Torani just click through the button at the top left of this post for 10% off.

I have, to give away, a coupon for a free bottle of Torani Flavored Syrup. There are a few ways you can win this.

  • Go to my Facebook page and leave a comment on the photo of the Torani Syrup and tell me what you would use it on. If you want to 'add me as a friend' at the same time that would be great.
  • Leave a comment here and tell me what flavor you would like to try.
  • Subscribe to daily newsletter.
  • Follow me on Twitter and Tweet the following: Torani Flavored Syrup #SSTorani Review and giveaway #giveaway @shespeaksup @etxsaver
  • I will run this until November 15th at 11:59pm CST. I will use to pick a winner. 

Golden Grahams, Lucky Charms treat bars coupon

Here is a coupon for $1.10/2 for Golden Grahams Treats and/or Lucky Charms Treats.

I received this offer from Cereal Treats Bars through Pssst...

Nestle coupons. Hot chocolate, hot pockets

Here are a bunch of new coupons out from Nestle and Walmart.
Here is one for Nestle Hot Chocolate $.55
Here is one for Hot Pockets $1/2
Here is one for Hot Pockets Snackers $1/2

They all expire 12/02/11 and don't forget to print each twice. But with Smartsource you will have to go back to the original link instead of just using the 'back' button.
Happy printing!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gold Medal Flour $.50 coupon

It's not very often that flour coupons come out. Actually, it's about once a year, this time of year. There is $.50 coupon on the Gold Medal Flour website right now, which makes me happy :) (Thanks Budget Saving Mom

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ferrero Rocher Buy 1 Get 1 Free Facebook coupon

This is a great coupon for this time of the year. These are my daughter's favorite so I'm sure I'll be getting a couple. This is a Facebook Find....

Thanks to StretchingaBuck

Buy $15 Diet Pepsi or Pepsi Max products and get $5 back

I'm not exactly sure how this works, but...... click here for more info.

Ok, edit..... Maybe if I read things better I can get answers. This is what you do. When you buy $15 of worth of Diet Pepsi or Pepsi Max in the month of November and you use your loyalty card that you have registered with SavingStar it will keep track of that. When you have purchased $15 worth $5 will be deposited into your SavingStar account, at which time you can cash out for $5 in your Paypal account.

Nescafe Taster's Choice coupons and samples

It's no secret that I love coffee. I especially love Nescafe Taster's Choice. I buy the single serve packets all the time. It's without a doubt, my favorite coffee. So this morning when I found these coupons and free samples on the website I got mine real quick! Click here to get yours too!

Halloween with #MurphyUSA and #Cbias

I love Halloween, who doesn't, right? On Sunday I had to go and get some Halloween candy for the trick or treaters that will come around so I went off to Walmart and to MurphyUSA to get some. The last time I went to Murphy USA I saw Smarties so I wanted to specifically get some of those. My kids love those too, even though they're too old to go trick or treating now. They get the leftovers though.
So, off we went to Walmart to get some groceries and then to Murphy USA to get some candy. I had already got a little bit of candy from Walmart (mostly some chocolate) and when I got to Murphy USA I found the smarties I'd been after. They were only $.50 each so I got a few of those. I got about 10 bags of various candy and then a bunch of M&M's that were also on sale for $.50 a bag. How awesome is that?? To be honest, I got a few extra M&M's peanuts for myself to munch on so I wouldn't get into the Halloween candy.

I had about 10 kids come to my door this year...a record! The last one let me take his picture. He was a ghost and he became a ghost after drowning, that's why he was blue (lol). I don't know how in the world he saw through the sheet so he did not to bump into things but he was fine. Then again, it was still light outside so maybe that's why. We had a few smarties left over and a few tootsie rolls so I was happy. If there was too much left we'd just eat it all....

Don't forget to look up Murphy USA on Facebook and Twitter too.
Click on the the pumpkin below to see the photos I took on my path to buying all this fun stuff!