Friday, June 28, 2013

Frugal Friday With Marsha 6/28/13

We have another good sale this week at our grocery store.  I'm working to gather coupons....and kicking myself again for not having them cut and in to my binder.   
Using coupons does take time.  A lot of time is spent cutting and sorting coupons, however, when it's time to find the ones you need, if you are caught up then it's fast to get out the ones that you need!

I've been playing catch up here on my blog and I currently have 4 giveaways up.  You can click my Reviews/Giveaways page from the index to find them easier.

Speaking of blog giveaways, I want to start entering them again.   I've entered one here and there, but not like I used to.  My personal goal is to enter 2 per day. 
Recently I did win a book and 3 free cards for chicken sandwiches at Chick-fil-a.
I am working on deleting the expired giveaways from my Ongoing Giveaway Linky page.  Hard work when I hadn't done so since around the end of March!  

I'm getting there gang, so hang in there with me!
I can't wait to see what is linked up this week to motivate myself and my other readers.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dial 65K Gold Sweepstakes--Plus 5 Winner Here Too!

To commemorate the Dial brands 65th anniversary, Dial is giving away $65,000 in gold to one lucky winner!

What's more, every day from June 16th to August 19th, 65 daily winners will receive a years supply of Dial Body Wash.    You can enter once a day HERE.

Share the sweepstakes through social media to receive an exclusive Dial coupon.

Five (5) lucky blog readers will win  a free coupon for Dial Body Wash!  Just enter using the rafflecopter form below.

Discloser:  Purex provided me with Dial coupons in exchange for sharing the Dial sweepstakes.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Squidoo Hopping 6/27/13--Check Inside!

Good Thursday lensmasters!

There are a few things I want to talk about this week.
I'm still having trouble "getting into" squidoo.   I've been in and out, returned a few comments, looked at other lenses-----didn't update even one of my own.  I keep saying life will slow down and I can concentrate more on my online's not happened yet.

So far none of my lenses are flagged, or locked.   I did read a post on bubblews though saying that bubblews has been black listed by squidoo.   You know what I have to say to that??  BOO!!
When I thought gather was going to be gone, I planned on taking what I had from gather linked in my lenses, post those things over to bubblews then switch out the links.   
I did save a bunch of stuff to word and in my pictures, but had only gotten on thing written on bubblews.  I had switched out that link on the one lens in one list.
I now know that once I go to update that lens again, it won't publish unless I take that one link out.  ggrrrrr    why do things have to be so difficult?

I also want to tell you about Ruth's new facebook group for lensmasters as well.   You can find the group here: Squidink Gone Postal   
Here is what the group is about:
SQUIDINK gone POSTAL is on a positive mission! Our vision is to see Squidoo lensmasters go postal!

We want to see SQUIDINK postcard lenses, postcards through Squidoo Postcard publications, your own personally designed postcards, and SQUIDINK postcard exchange via snailmail.

If you love Squidoo and Postcards, come join the SQUIDINK fun!


You DO have to be an active member of the Squidoo community to join this group.

Do NOT exchange mailing address through the group. Please do so privately for security purposes.

Please do NOT add members to the group. Many, myself included do not care to be automatically added to groups. DO invite all your Squidoo friends to check out the group and join!

DO share Squidoo lenses that have to do with the topic of postcards.

DO share your own postcard creations, such as those you create in Zazzle and CafePress. However, please limit these shares to 1 per day.

Please do NOT just drop links and run. We want you to share your links but more importantly we want you to enlighten us as to why you are sharing the link.

Ruth is working hard to put this group together.  It's going to be fun and productive!
Here is even the lens she built about the group.   (I will also add the lens to the linky as well)
Squidink Gone Postal  

My big news this week is my newest grandbaby  :)  No, I can't help but share a picture here too!
Meet Killian Von  born 6/26/13 at 6:24 am.  Weighing 7 lb 5 oz and 19 1/2 inches long.

Now for the linky!



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jack The Giant Slayer Combo Pack Giveaway!

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18!

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

Starring: Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones).

One lucky blog reader will win Jack the Giant Slayer in a combo pack. Just enter below using the punchtab form!

Disclosure: Information for this post was sent to me by partnershub on behalf of Warner Bros. Prizes are being provided by the sponsor. I was not compensated for this post.

Spend $10 at Burger King and Get a $10 Gift Card!


This is a great program! Many places to shop to earn gift cards! Sign up for Plink to receive rewards for dining and shopping offline. Debit or Credit Card registration required. Spend $10 at Burger King and receive $10 gift card of your choice.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Win a KitchenAid® Kitchen Makeover in Cascade's #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest!


Sign up for Cascade's #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest for a chance to win a KitchenAid® Kitchen Makeover.

Submit a picture to show how Cascade makes your dishes, glassware, and silverware sparkling clean in your Instagram account to enter fr your chance to win! Ends June 30, 2013.

Halfway to the Holiday 40 Swagbucks in Codes Tuesday!

A lot people use the gift cards they get from Swagbucks to pay for part (or even all) of their holiday gifts. Since 6/25 is officially 6 months away from Christmas day, they're giving us a little boost to help us start saving up with 40 Swag Bucks worth of codes throughout the day. EXCLSUIVE: The first code goes live at 12:00AM PDT, so don't miss out!

If you haven't used Swagbucks before, this will be a great day to start! Sign up by clicking this link to join me - I've already used Swag Bucks to work towards saving for my goal of getting a camper!.

If you haven't jumped on the Swagbucks bandwagon yet, you can join HERE.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Many Uses of 20 Mule Team Borax--And Your Chance To Win a Free Box!

Let's start with the facts:

20 Mule Team Borax is  a 100% natural mineral from the earth.
Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate, which is a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.
Nothing is added--no phosphates, chlorine or other chemicals.

Over 85% of homes have what is called "hard water" which contains calcium and magnesium.
When detergent is added to hard water some of the compounds attach to calcium and magnesium and settles to the bottom of your machine.
20 Mule Team Borax naturally softens hard water, maximizing cleaning power.

There are so many uses for Borax!  I'm going to hit the highlights.  Uses are listed on the back of the box, with instructions, plus you can find many many more uses by searching the internet.
  • Laundry booster:  1/2 cup to every load.
  • Bathroom cleaner and deodorizer
  • Kitchen cleaner and deodorizer
  • Tough on tough laundry stains including those on baby clothes
  • Safe to use on your delicates
  • Clean toilet bowls
  • Use in your garbage disposal and drains
  • Use on those tough carpet and rug stains
  • Boost the cleaning power of your dishwasher
My experiences--
As far as using it in the dishwasher, my teen loves it when I do.  When I don't, she complains about what the glasses look like.  It removes the hard water minerals, just add 1/4 cup to the bottom of the dishwasher.

I've been using it when I wash hubby's whites.  I stopped using bleach months and months ago.
It's been working great, but let me tell you of the true test.
Our cat had kittens.   Our poor dog is getting the brunt end of that.  She is always scrapping with him if she thinks he is coming anywhere near her babies.  One night they really got into it in the kitchen.  We picked him up and put him in my bedroom and shut the door.  It wasn't until the following day when I found out just how much she got him.   I went to get hubby's whites out of the closet and found them soaked in blood.
I did as suggested on the Borax box to remove tough stains.  I put the whites in the washer with the detergent and 1/2 cup of Borax.  After the tub filled I stopped the washer and let the blood stained whites soak for 30 minutes.  I want to tell you that this works wonders!  ALL of the blood came out!

If you would like to win a coupon for a free box of Borax, just use the form below to enter.  3 lucky readers will each win a free coupon.

Disclosure:   Borax provided me with the product through Purex Insiders for the purpose of this review and giveaway.  They also provided me with the coupons to give out to my readers.  I was not compensated in any other way and any opinions are my own.

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