Friday, October 10, 2008

Shopper's Hotline

I have been a member of shopper's hotline for several months now and love it. They send you a scanner and you just scan all the items and each week download your purchases (it does this automatically). Then, once you get enough points- based on completed scan weeks, you can get can get a gift card. Below is what the website says.

About Shoppers’ Hotline
Based in Chicago, Shoppers’ Hotline is the consumer market research panel of Information Resources Inc., one of America’s leading market research companies. Shoppers’ Hotline was started in a handful of consumer retail markets in 1979 and now, over 25 years later, Shoppers’ Hotline has over 100,000 household members and represents consumers across the United States.
By participating in Shoppers’ Hotline, you represent thousands of American households and provide manufacturers with valuable insights about consumer purchasing and attitudes.
We value your privacy and confidentiality just as much as the data you give us. That’s why a cornerstone of the Shoppers’ Hotline program is confidentiality. The personal information with which you provide us is never released or sold and the information regarding your buying habits is only used when combined with that of other Shoppers’ Hotline members.

***If you are interested in joining let me know by leaving a comment with your email address. I am not sure if they are taking new members right now but they are taking applications, and I just got an email for the October newsletter stating how to refer friends and family. So, I thought I would open it up to my valued readers. I have to give you some of my info so I only want to post it for those that are interested.

WAGS 10/5 - 10/11

Ok guys sorry for the wait but this week has been filled. I have spent the past 2 days scanning a few hundred pics for a family dvd I am going to start working on. And when I say days I mean only stopping for food, sleep and the occasional break.

Trans 1

2 Scrubbing Bubbles sprays (2.50 ea)
1 Scrub Bubbles Foam (3.99)
2 Pledge Wipes (3.49 ea)
Hannah Montanna trading cards (clearance .99 ea)
Disney magnet (clearance .24)
Crest 6.4 oz (1.99)
Visine (3.99)
Glade scented oil refill (1.99 ea)
Windex (2.50)
Walgreens Candy (clearance .42)

2 off Visine Printable
2 off Visine Easy Saver
1 off Crest
1 off Crest Easy Saver
1.99 off Refill B2G1
2 off Pledge
1.50 off pledge
2 off Scrubb Bubbles spray
1 off Scrubb Bubbles Spray
2 off Foamer
2 off Widex
4.50 RR
4.50 RR

Total:5.87 OOP plus will send for 9.50 in rebates so really I made 3.63!!!

Trans 2
Glade Wisp (5.99)

-5 off Wisp

Total .99 OOP recieved 3 RR

Trans 3
Listerine Bonus pack (4.79)

-.50 EAsy Saver
- .50 MQ
-3 RR
Total: .79OOP

Trans 4

2 6pk fruit punch (1.00 ea)
4 Glade carpet and room powder (1.99 ea)
4 Glade 4oz candles (1.99 ea)
2 Lindt Dark Chocolate Bars (2.29 ea)
1 Pert Plus (3.49)
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom cleaner aerosol (2.50)
2 Crest 6.4 oz (1.99)
Scrubbing Bubbles auto shower cleaner (19.99)
Glade Wisp (5.99)

(4) -1 Glade Carpet powder
(4) -1 Glade 4 oz candle
-.75 Lindt
- 2.29 Lindt BOGO
(2) -1 Lindt easy saver
-2.50 Pert easy saver
- 1.50 Pert MQ
- 2 Scrubbing Bubbles aero
(2) -1 easy saver Crest
(2) -1 Crest MQ
-10 Scrubbing Bubbles auto shower cleaner
-5 Glade Wisp

Total 22.26 OOP recieved 3 RR and will claim rebate on $19 and got a rain check on the fresh brush toilet kits so I can get them when they get more at this week's sale price. I didn't know Wags would do rainchecks but they do !!! The only exclusion is on RR. Good to know for the future. This was really more than I wanted to spend but we are stocked up on cleaners now and I will get it back so it is not a bad deal. And now I get to try out the Auto Shower Cleaner!!!

Trans 5 (next day)

Went back to see if they had anymore of the Wisp candles but to no avail the truck had been unloaded but items not stocked...

2 Lindt Choco Bars (2.49 ea)
2 Oxy Face Cleaner pads (4.99 ea)
2 Glade Gel Refills (1.99 ea)
1 Box of mini Gummi Bears (2.33)

(2) -1 Lindt Easy Saver
-.75 Lindt
-2.49 BOGO Lindt
-1.50 Oxy printable
- 1 Oxy
(2) -1 Glade (on box of warmer)

Total: 6.87 OOP - (was supposed to use a 3RR from last night but realized at the checkout it was not in my wallet - found it in the car on the console when I came out of the store) not too bad though for the ozy stuff- my son uses it.

Trans 2 (this evening)

2 Lindt bars (2.49 ea)
2 Smart Rinse (4.50 ea)

(2) -1 Lindt Easy Sver Coupon
-2.49 Lindt MQ BOGO
-.75 Lindt MQ
(2) - .50 Smart Rinse
3 RR

Total 5.08 OOP and recieved 4.50 RR. My son uses the Smart Rinse so it really turned out to be a good deal. Unfortunately they did not get any glade or scrubbing bubbles on the truck today but I do have the rainchecks so I can go back when they do get more in.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mail Is Here!

10/10- QUICK ADDED NOTE I just got the calendar in the mail from Arts Cow. It looks good as well!!

So, I ordered a photo book from after looking the company up and finding some positive and negative reviews I decided to try it. I ordered a book and calendar. The book arrived today and I have to admit it is so cute. Yes, the pics are not the best I have seen in the world but for the purpose of giving family members a book of the year in review it is very nice. It did take a while to get it how I wanted it online but it is so worth it. I can't wait to get the calendar. Anyway, when you sign up you get all sorts of freebies. I will admit the shipping is quite expensive as the product is made in Hong Kong. Thanks for opening my eyes to this! I am thinking of making a book of pictures of my mother-in-law for the family to have. I was already working on a DVD slideshow but this would allow you to look at it whenever. I am going to get some pics tonight from her house and her sister to scan and I hope to get it scanned with in the next couple of days and together by the end of next week at the latest. I think I will be just a little bit busy!

In the mail, I also recieved my olympic pin from Stayfree that I had sent for with 2 UPCs and recieved the pink grapefruit face wash from Nuetrogena.

My son got his free coupon for a Whataburger because his birthday (tenth) is this Sat. If you have a whataburger near you go to their website at and sign up for the whatakids birthday club.

Good day for mail as there were no bills!!!

Check it out!!!

If you scroll to the bottom of my page you will see (drum roll) a bar!!! Yippee or as my 3 year old says Hippie! (Not quite sure how that came about but I think it is a compilation of Hip Hooray and Yippee ) Anyway, make sure and check it out!!! I love new little gadgets!

Monday, October 6, 2008

CVS Week of 10/5

Ok, so a late night trip to CVS was lots of fun. Unfortunately they were out of several things but I still ended up with some great deals. Also met a very nice cashier who was very interested in the CVS and Walgreen coupon world. I referred him to and he was excited to share it with his wife and their 4 children. He was so nice and even found some of the Bic Soliel razors that were not on the shelf. A big thanks to him!

So Trans 1:

Bic Soliel Razor (5.99)
Vitamin Water (2.29)
Always Infinity (4.98)
2 Colgate Max Fresh (2.99 ea)
CVS Vitamin D

.50 off Always
(2) 1 off Colgate Max Fresh
2 off Bic
1.50 ECB
5.79 ECB

Total: .44 OOP and recieved 2.29 ECB from Water, 4 ECB from Colgate, 4 ECB from Bic, 4.98 ECB from Always and 2.99 ECB from the Vitamin D for a total of 18.26 in ECBs and only used 17.29 ECBS and 44 cents making a profit of 53 cents!

Then I did this transaction 4 times rolling my 4ECB:

Trans 2, 3, 4, and 5:

Bic Soliel Refill (5.99)

2 off Bic

OOP: 0 and recieved 4 ECB