Monday, February 15, 2010

**My first HOUSE PARTY and Swagbucks shout out!

Have you noticed the new Favorite Pages box on the Beckees Deals page on Facebook? It currently has 2 favorites: and Swagbucks.

Swagbucks has enabled me earn point that I can trade in for gift cards. It has been GREAT! You can read more about what it is and how it works here, and you can sign up for it here. Highly recommend it! is a site that I am relatively new to. On this site, you apply to host various parties, and if chosen for a party, you get a party pack supplied to you for your party. I am super excited to tell you all that I was just accepted to host my first party, a Sandwich Revolution with the star ingredient being Arnold/ Oroweat Sandwich Thins. I am so excited for this luncheon with great food, fun sandwich ideas to share, and lots of great company! Some of you locals probably already got invitations to the fun and will hopefully be able to make it! I am so excited for it and cannot wait to see what kinds of yummy "Gold Medal" sandwiches we can come up with! (I cannot help but throw in the Olympic tie-ins) You can see my party site (and RSVP) here.

Do any of you use Swagbucks? Have any of you hosted or been to any HouseParty parties? If you have, I would love to hear what you thin about these websites, and if you are not part of these sites, go check them out and let me know what you think!


Beautiful Decorative Art Notebooks on sale from Amazon!

I am a sucker for a nice new notebook to write in. I make lists like a crazy person, I try to journal, and I just basically love a good fresh new nice notebook. I am also an art junkie-AP Art history was one of my favorite classes of all time! So, imagine my pleasant surprise to see that Amazon has the above pictured notebooks on clearance for $1.50 (there are others as well-those were just my faves)! Wow-LOVE it! I was so excited I wanted to share this deal with you!

**FREE UnderJams sample

You can request a free sample of UnderJams from Walmart here. Apparently even if you have previously requested a sample, this is a new one and should work for you again.

Thanks Mojo Savings.



I was given a coupon to try DOUBLE STUF OREO CAKESTERS from Kraft First Taste. I just must tell you that they were heavenly!! I loved them and highly recommend trying them! Seriously good. Although I did get a coupon to try these, I was not compensated for this opinion of them and this is my honset true opinion! So, go try them-your taste buds will thank you (though maybe not so much for your waistline-but everyone deserves a treat once in a while)!!


Baby Freebies-including free Baby Talk magazine

Do you have a young baby, or are you expecting? If so, you will want to check out this website for some great free baby relates offers. I recommend taking advantage of the free one-year subscription to Baby Talk magazine. You will NEVER get a bill!

It looks like a few of the other offers are pretty good as well-but please make sure to read the fine print of any of these offers before you choose to do them-you just want to make sure you know what you are signing up for!

Thanks For the Mommas.


Einsteins Bros. Bagels coupons

Are you a fan of Einsteins Bagels on Facebook? I hope so, because if you are a fan, go to their fan page then click on the offers tab and you can print out some great coupons! If you are not a fan but would like the coupons, just become a fan now! Click here to get started!


Join Cosmo's Test the Best Buzz Club

Right now you can join the Cosmo Buzz Club "Test the Best" panel for chances to test the products for Cosmo magazine. Just click here to sign up! I am about to do this right now-I would love to test out their products!

Thanks The Freebie Blogger.


Local FREE Event: Folklorama on Tour Thursday 2/18

Hey locals, I am always looking for free and interesting things to do around town, and reading my newspaper yesterday I stumbled upon one such activity! This Thursday, Feb 18 at 4 pm Folklorarama on Tour will have an event at the Holiday Inn Omaha Convention Center (3321 S 72nd St-where Coco Keys is). The group is from Winnepeg and their website says:

For the first time, Folklorama is going on tour to visit six cities and give everyone a taste of what we're all about. We're bringing together six of our top world-class performing groups to present an extravaganza designed to demonstrate why Winnipeg is the place to be in August.
And the event is a "show featuring world-class cultural entertainment"  You can see their website here. It looks interestign and fun!


Hollywood Video going out of Business so GREAT deals...

I am never happy to see a company struggle, but sometimes the struggles of a company can benefit a bargain hunter like me, and I never look away from a deal! You may have heard that due to financial problems Hollywood Video is closing down many of their stores nationwide. The stores closing down are basically getting rid of their stock at insanely low prices.

So, if you are local, you can score some great deals. I just drove by yesterday and noted that the Hollywood Video on about 156th and Q is going out of business and so has megadeals. I did not go in as it was a Sunday and I do not shop on Sundays, so I cannot tell you what kinds of deals are going on, but based on the deals Wes found a few weeks ago, I would bet it is pretty crazy low prices in there!


Locals:Eat at Culver's tomorrow for a great cause

Tomorrow Culvers will donate 10% of sales to the American Red Cross International relief fund to help those people affected by the Earthquake in Haiti. So, tomorrow go eat out for a good cause!


HyVee 3 day sale!

HyVee is having a 3 day sale right now that ends tomorrow. There are some good deals on there. To name a few:

  • Del Monte canned Tomatoes 14.5 oz $0.88
  • Top Ramen 3 oz pkg 8 for $0.88
  • Rotella's Vienna Bread (my kids love this bread) $0.88
  • Farmland Jumbo Franks 16 oz pkg $0.88
  • Pillsbury Classic Brownie Mix 19.5 oz box $0.88
  • Hunt's Ketsup 24 oz $0.88
  • Hyvee Spring Water 24 packs 16.9 oz 3/$8.88 (GREAT for stocking up for food storage supply!!
You can see the complete list here. Although I have not looked yet, if you are a coupon clipper, I am sure there are coupons you could match up with some of these sales to make them even better. When I get the chance to check I will let you know if I see any great match ups!


Good day for are a FEW of the sales out there today!

I am a bit overwhelmed at all the sales going on today for President's Day, so let me just say that it is a good day for shopping! If you have a favorite store, they probably have a sale going on today. You can check out any company's website to see what they have going on. Here are just a few of today's sales that I know about:

  • K Mart: Lots of great savings including Free shipping online for all orders over $39 and a 25% off one regular-priced housewares, home decor, or home fashion item. The coupon was in their ad yesterday, but can also be used online using code FEBHOME25.
  • Banana Republic: Today only 25% off all regularly priced items in store or online (using code PRESDAY25)
  • Franklin Covey: Free shipping on all oreders today only! (use code 19872)
  • Many items have additional saving on top of their already dicscounted prices and $1 shipping ends today.
  • Land's End: 20% off all regular priced items (even new spring styles) and free shipping today!
  • The Disney Store:  10% off purchase of $65+, 20% off purchase of $85+, or 25% off purchase of $95+ (using code PRESDAY). Also free shipping on orders over $89 (use code SHIP89).
  • Vista Prints: In honor of the 44 Presidents, they are having 44% off of 44 different products today.
  • Snapfish: Extended until Feb 19, Free standard shipping on photo gifts using code PRESDAY
  • Big Lots: In my local ad, there are a ton of great deals including nice sofas for $299.99, a Cricut Create machine for $99, Fuji batteries for .70, and many hardcover books for $3-$5. As always the deals could vary regionally, so check with your local store before you head out to get this.
  • JC Penney: had 100 Super Hot Buys in honor of President's day! A couple of those deals are $19.99 sheets any size, $8.99 St John's Bay polo shirts, $16.99 bras, and $38.99 running shoes!
Like I said before, this is just the tip of the iceberg-there are sales everywhere!! If you need anything, today is a good day to shop around and see what kind of deals you can get!