Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bottoms Bonaza Party at Old Navy thanks to Crowdtap!

As many of you know I am a member of Crowdtap and have several postings for you guys to join to be part of a bigger picture. Back in late March early April I was one of a lucky handful choosen to host an Old Navy Bottoms Bonanza In Store Party! This allowed me to take 4 of my friends to Old Navy and sample all of their newest spring shoes and bottoms. Here is the best part: All 5 of us were able to take home our favorite pair of bottoms AND a new pair of shoes for FREE!

Before the big party we talked about it for weeks! We all researched online a preview of what we would hopefully be seeing instore, everything from colored denim to cute shoes in leopard print! You can go here to see the spring collection here ------> OLD NAVY SITE

I held our party on a Saturday morning. We all work full time and really needed some face time with each other and what better way of doing that than with a shopping trip! We all left our house very early in the am and left our kids sleeping at home with our husbands. We stopped for some liquid energy (aka coffee) and headed to the store for opening. I wanted to get in first thing to introduce myself to the manager on duty and before anyone went on breaks!

The manager was GREAT! He was so accepting of everything! He set us up with the dressing room attendant! We shopped and pick a bunch of stuff out to try then went in a all played dress up! It was so much fun! I saw one of my friends trying on skirts and I personally have never seen her in one! I saw one friend who is usually quiet and reserved, completely do a 360 and was having so much fun posing for pictures! The dressing room attendant was AWESOME! She even wanted to know all about Crowdtap!

We all tried on several outfits and settled on a few things we couldnt live with out! And have vowed to go back and buy the rest! I ended up with a new pair of jeans that I really needed and the dressing room attendant helped me tremendously in finding ones that were comfy and looked awesome from the front and of course the back! That lady waled her butt off for sure that morning constantly offering to get us a different size or a different color or even a different style of something to try on! I also got a pair of ballet flats that i myself have never even thought of buying but they are adorable and fashionable and have not come off my feet since!

 <------ MY PICKS  ----->

Below are my friends and their picks and some of what else was tried on!


We had an excellent time! Thanks so much to Old Navy and Crowdtap!
Want to Join Crowdtap? Click HERE!
Check out all of Old Navy's Spring Styles online by clicking HERE! or in store
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Target Haul...$29.83

**Disclaimer...this isn't a spectacular deal on wipes but we are in need of wipes and the only wipes we like are Huggies.  Though it isn't spectacular, it is still a pretty good price.

Buy (2) Raid Ant Traps ($2.89 each)
    Use (2) $1/1 Raid products
Buy (2) Mossimo Scoop Neck T-shirts (sale $6 each)
    Use (2) $3/1 Mossimo Apparel Item Target Q
Buy (4) Up & Up Baby Food Pouches (sale $0.80 each)
    Use (2) $0.50/2 Up & Up baby food pouches Target Q
Buy (1) Revlon Box of Nail Files ($2.99)
    Use (1) $2/1 Revlon Beauty Tool Target Q (NLA)
 And Use (1) $1/1 Revlon Beauty Tool (SS 04/01/12)
Buy (4) Huggies Wipes (various pricing)  (I bought (3) big packs @ $4.99 and (1) 3 pack @ $4.89)
    Use (4) $1/1 Huggies Wipes 168ct or larger Target Q (will need 2 computers)
 And (2) $1/2 Huggies Wipes (SS 04/01/12)

Total OOP = $29.83
($13.86 of this is the cost of the wipes)

~ Shopping with Allison

Walgreens haul...$8.89

All this for $8.89 after coupons and rewards @ Walgreens
I had to do this in (4) separate transactions because of the Walgreens Register Reward policy (only 1 register reward will print per transaction and since I bought (3) boxes of the tampons I had to split them up)
* I also had to add some filler items because policy will not allow you to have more coupons than you have items and the RR used count as coupons. Check the clearance section.
Transaction 1:
Buy (1) U Kotex tampons ($3.99 - $3RR = $0.99)
     Use (1) $1/1 U Kotex product or (SS 03/25/12)
Buy (1) i-Cool+D ($10 - $10RR = FREE)
     Use (1) $2/1 I-cool for Menopause or +D for Menopause (RP 02/19/12)
Total OOP = $10.99 (or use RR from last week) get back $3RR(Kotex) & $10RR(i-cool)

Transaction 2:

Buy (2) gallons of milk @ $2.29 each (this is a good price around here but it may not be for you)
Buy (2) Kids BandAid (sale $1.99 each)
     Use(2) $0.50/1 BandAid product
     Use $3 RR from Transaction 1
Total OOP = $4.56
Transaction 3:
Buy (1) Raid Bug Barrier (sale $8.99)
   AND Use (1) $1/1 Off! Clip-On or Raid Max Bug Barrier (Walgreens April Coupon book)
Buy (1) U Kotex tampons ($3.99 - $3RR = $0.99)
     Use (1) $1/1 U Kotex product or (SS 03/25/12)
Buy (1) Psoriasin Psoriasis Relief (sale $5 - $5RR = FREE)
     Use (1) $0.50/1 Psoriasin Psoriasis Relief (found inside the box)
Buy (2) filler items ... check out clearance or buy Nice! Gelatin ($0.29 each)
     Use $10 RR from Transaction 1
Total OOP = $3.06 get back $3RR(Kotex) & $5RR(Psoriasin)

Transaction 4:
Buy (1) i-Cool+D ($10 - $10RR = FREE)
     Use (1) $2/1 I-cool for Menopause or +D for Menopause (RP 02/19/12)
Buy (1) U Kotex tampons ($3.99 - $3RR = $0.99)
     Use (1) $1/1 U Kotex product or (SS 03/25/12)
Buy (1) filler items ... check out clearance or buy Nice! Gelatin ($0.29 each)
     Use $5RR from Transaction 2
Total OOP = $6.28 get back $3RR(Kotex) & $10RR(i-cool)

TOTAL OOP = $24.89 You will have $16 left in Register Rewards for next week.
Total after rewards left = $8.89

~ Shopping with Allison
My Rite Aid shopping trip...$2.99!

I scored three boxes of Kellogg's cereal and a bottle of Samy Fat Mousse for $2.99 this week @ Rite Aid! 

I did this in 2 separate transactions just to keep my OOP expense lower.

Transaction 1:
Buy (1) Samy Fat Hair product (buy 1 @ $8.99 - $5 +UP = $3.99)
    Use (1) $2/1 Samy Fat Hair product
AND Use (1) $2/1 Samy Fat Hair product Rite Aid Video Value coupon (watch a short video clip)

Total OOP = $4.99 Get back $5 +UP reward

Transaction 2:
Buy (3) Kelloggs cereal products (Sale 3/$6 - $2 +UP = 3/$4 ($1.33 each)
    Use (1) $1/3 Kelloggs cereal product (sign up/log in required)
AND Use $5 +UP from Transaction 1

Total OOP = pay only tax     Get back $2 +UP reward

* There were several Samy products to choose from all @ $8.99...(be on the look out for buy1 get 1 free packages - makes for an even better deal)
* There are other Kelloggs cereal coupons on the page to choose from that might change the deal a bit

~ Shopping with Allison

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How YOU can test, review, and share your opinions on products!

Here it is the long awaited post! Many have asked how I get free things to try and review for companies well here are some of my secrets! Read through each one to see if they are for you! Please note do not enter into any of these just for the "FREE" stuff. They actually want your opinion, honestly! :)  <----- you can click here or click the picture either way it is an invitation to join Crowdtappers from across the nation sample, share, and give feedback on products. Simply stated companies need comsumers help either re-branding, general input, or trying new things. Thats where Crowdtap comes in! You, the consumer, are there to help. They ask you simple and quick questions almost every day on the site, you gain points which turn into 2 things. First thing is that the points get your status up! A higher status means a greater chance at being asked to sample items. Also higher points get you rewards at their "store" I have only ever used mine to get Amazon gift cards. Everything can be bought there and if you become an Amazon Prime member it all ships free! I have been a member of Crowdtap for just under a year now and I love it! I have earned more than $100 in Amazon gift cards, I have done a sample and share (its called that because they send you the free stuff along with at least 1 friend) for Old Navy Active Wear where I scored a nice top and new yoga pants,$60 dollars worth of clothes for FREE and my sister got another set because they sent me 2 coupons to go get free stuff! I have also have done a bottoms bonanza party for old navy where me and 3 of my friends all got a pair of shoes (any shoes) and a pair of bottoms (anything such as skirts, shorts, jeans and capris were offered). Yes all 4 of us Scored FREE shoes and bottoms! That post can be found HERE I did recently a swimwear sampling at Old Navy where me and a friend each got to try on tons of swim suits and each get to take one home with us that post is HERE  This past weekend I just finished up a sampling of Woolite for Darks, they sent me 12 packs to sample and share and give my opinion. Also this weekend I went back to OLD NAVY and did a Cardi Party where me and 3 friends each got to take home a cardigan, a skirt AND a scarf, that blog post is coming soon. And what does Crowdtap want from me??? Well they want me size up the clothing, the shoes, in addition to what ever they send me and the experience and report about it! Its a win win with Crowdtap! I love it and I hope you will too! Honestly I spend about 5-15 min a day total thats it, on the site! INVITE link to CROWDTAP! CLICK HERE

BzzAgent  <------- you can click here or on the picture to get started. This is a site that let me try some great things! Here is the deal, you log in and complete your profile, take a few short surveys so they know what to offer you, for instance they dont want to have you review dog food if you dont have a dog. Always complete there short surveys to get better known in the BzzAgent community. Then when a product or campaign comes up they will ask you to join, these do fill up fast so if you get an email act on it immediately! From them I have been a member only since Jan of this year and I have gotten in on the HealthFull Bread Campaign where they sent me the coupon for the free bread and a bunch of coupons to share, I got in on the Childrens Claritin campaign where they sent me high dollar coupons as well as a full size box of the childrens chewables AND a full size bottle of the liquid claritin! I was in a campaign, not for anything to get sent to me but to raise awareness on poverty and they were challengeing me to live below the line! I took part in this for 5 days living below the line and eating off only $1.50 a day for 5 days! They said "1.4 billion people around the world live on less than $1.50 a day. Can you?"  What a challenge and an eye opener at the same time! I have had several other campaigns and currently I am working on the Glade fragrance campaign!  This is a great site to influence brands, share some neat things with your friends and be in the know! CLICK HERE to join and become a BzzAgent!

Smiley360 <------- you can click here or on the picture to accept the invitation and get started! Smiley360 works almost like BzzAgent. Its a great way to collaborate on brands and test and review products. It also has some missions that are eye openers about charities! Right now there is an operation smile going on, all I had to do was "like" a FB page to earn me smiles. Each "like" on that page was a $2 donation tward a charity doing facial reconstructions. I earned 'smiles' which in turn get me a higher status to try out more products! So simple! Make sure you fill out your profile also and go ahead and show some intrest in some of the brands they have listed on the page everything form Target to Chicken Broth! From them I have tried a full size bottle of Woolite and gotten great coupons for Woolite, and I tried out a full size bottle of Childrens Advil which came with some high value coupons, I did a full sized mens hair color (which my male neighbor is going put to the test for me), 5hr energy, Wisk Deep Clean and so much more!

Swaggable <--------- Click here or on the logo picture for Swaggable. Swaggable is a platform for users to try new products that they are interested in! More than ever, companies need to get their product in the hands of the right consumer and Swaggable is here to make that happen! With Swaggable you get exclusive invitations to try products you like, for free! All they want in return is your honest opinion! So far I have only been a member of this for about 2 or 3 months and I have tried a type of tea and a sample of MojoMilk. Once you log in and create your account you will see others 'swagging' other neat products too! I check this site about every other day! If something new comes up an email is sent for you to go grab the 'swag'!

Toluna <------ Great site! You take surveys and polls and share your opinions to get points redeemable for prizes, but the part I love best is the TEST area. They only give out a limited # each trial run, but you may get lucky and get selected to try out some new things going on the market or products that are looking for your input! I got to try a full size hydropeptide eye makeup! It was pretty neat! Lots of people apply to test this stuff since you know ahead of time what is coming up and when they will open it to enter to test!

Ok I will leave you with that for now! Enjoy and remember that just because a site is great and works for me doesnt mean it will for you, but I personally highly recommend these sites! If you ever need any help navigating any of them just ask I will see if I may be able to help. I also try and post on the wall if any of these ever have new openings to try new missions or products! ~Eileen

Monday, April 23, 2012

Miss something??? Current list of freebies still avail! 4/23/12

Do you think you missed something?? Here is a list of just a few freebies that are still avail as of MONDAY 4/23/12

This list should hold you over for a little bit! Enjoy! ~Eileen

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Score a GREAT deal on tank tops, tea, and revlon tools @ Target

Target haul...cost me $18.19

Buy (2) Mossimo Cami Tanks ($6 ea price cut through 4/21)
       Use (2) $3/1 Mossimo Apparel Item Target Q
Buy (2) Merona Tank Tops ($6 ea price cut through 4/21)
       Use (2) $3/1 Merona Apparel Item Target Q
Buy (6) Gold Peak Tea ($1 ea price cut through 4/21)
       Use (6) $0.75/1 18.5 oz Gold Peak Tea (no longer available)
Buy (1) Dr. Scholl's For Her (prices vary)
       Use (1) $2/1 Dr. Scholl's For Her product
    &Use (1) $1/1 Dr. Scholl's For Her Inserts Target Q
Buy (1) Revlon Beauty tool (prices vary)
       Use (1) $2/1 Revlon Beauty tool (no longer available)
    &Use (1) $1/1 Revlon Beauty tool Target Q (catalina from whenTarget had the $5/2 Revlon tool)
            **I also received (2) catalinas both for $1/1 Revlon Beauty tool**

Plus various Easter clearance items, all at 90% off
The eggs were $0.09 each
The Dye kit was $0.19 each
Lip Smacker Eggs were $1.74 each

* The only Easter Item that I had a coupon for were the Lip Smacker eggs

~ shopping with Allison

It's Spring...that means cleaning and allergy season.

Get this for $1.50 @ Walgreens this week 4/15 - 4/21
Or better yet...make $1.50 by buying all of this!

Get $2 RR WYB (2) Lysol Wipes 35pk 2/$6 ~

Get 14 Household Cleaning Items for just $4.98 at Target

All of this for as low as $4.98 @ TARGET

Target has a great deal on Green Works products as well as the Scrubbing Bubbles One Step refills that goes until 5/5, so you still have plenty of time to score this deal!

Below you will find the scenarios and matchups.  Happy shopping!

Scrubbing Bubbles deal through 5/5 ~ Buy (3) Scrubbing Bubbles One Step refills get $5 Gift Card
**In order to do this deal as I did you have to have bought at least (3) of the One Step starter kits because the coupon I used was a Buy 1 get 1 free coupon from inside the starter kit package.**
Deal Scenario 1
Buy (6) Scrubbing Bubbles One Step refill ($3.99 ea) ~ you will get (2) $5 Gift Cards
               Use (3) BOGO free Refill from starter kit package
Before coupons and deal = $23.94
                                         - $ 11.97 in coupons
                                         - $10.00 in GC
                             Total OOP = $1.97 ($0.33 ea)

Deal Scenario 2
Buy (3) Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Refill ($3.99 ea)
             Use (1) BOGO Free refill
Before coupons and deal = $11.97
                                         - $  3.99 in coupons
                                         - $ 5.00 in GC
                               Totla OOP = $2.98 ($0.99 ea)

** I know that there were $0.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles tearpads in my grocery store a while back.  If you have any of these then you could pair it with this deal to make it even better.**

Green Works deal through 5/5~Buy 3 Green Works products get Green Works Dishsoap FREE ($2.29)

Deal Scenario
Buy (4) Green Works Bleach ($3.79 ea)
                Use (4) $2/1 Green Works Laundry Care Target Q (you will need 2 computers)
            & Use (4) $1/1 Green Works product ( will need 2 computers)
Buy (1) Green Works Wipes ($2.36 ea) AND (1) Green Works Multi Spray ($2.49 ea)
                Use (1) $1/2 Green Works product Target Q 
            & Use (1) $1/2 Green Works product OR $1/2 Green Works product (SS 04/15/12)
Buy (2) Green Works Dishsoap ($2.29 ea) - both FREE with deal
* If your Target allows the use of coupons on free items (mine does) then also...
               Use (1) $1/2 Green Works product Target Q
           & Use (2) $1/1 Green Works product (sign up and they email this coupon)
Before couons and deal = $24.59
                                         - $4.58 - FREE dishsoap
                                       - $17.00 in coupons
                            Total OOP = $3.01 ($0.38 ea)

** Some of the Multi Purpose Spray bottles had $0.75/1 peelies on them if you needed to supplement any of these coupons. **
**Most of the Green Works products are included in this deal, and some of them are even cheaper which might make the deal even better.  These were the items that I needed. **

~ shopping with Allison

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Freebies still avail! 4/11/12 Miss something? Find it here!

Think you missed something this week? Here is a list of whats still avail as of 4/11/12!

Beneful Baked Delights sample from Walmart. Click HERE <--------

Text the word HAIR3 to 467467 on your cell phone to get a FREE sample of AVEENO Active Naturals shampoo

Free Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottles and Nipple sample
-email: to request it. or if you have outlook of a mail service installed on your computer you can follow the link and use their entry form. Click HERE <-----

Sebamed doesnt want you to miss out on their free liquid face and body wash sample giveaway! Visit the "Free Sachet" tab for more information. Every sample comes with a $3 in-store coupon.
Click HERE  <------------

Free Sample of Tresemme Split Remedy, watch a short video and snag it now!
Click HERE <------------

Request your free sample of Lipton Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple Flavor!
Click HERE <-------------

Receive a coupon for a Free** cup of Meow Mix Paté Toppers™, and $1.00 off any size bag of Meow Mix Tender Centers™ cat food.
Click HERE <--------

Free sample of Metamucil
Click HERE <---------

Free sample of Carefree Acti Fresh liners
Click HERE <--------

AND dont forget to tell your friends about us!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

P&G Brand Sampler 4/7/12

This is one of my favorite samples. It comes in a medium sized box filled with goodies from Proctor and Gamle that you have selected to try! You can only get one every quarter I believe, so if you have gotten one this year I am sorry but this offer is not for you, but I hope you can affirm everyone else how awesome this freebie is! Click HERE or on the picture above to create an account and see everything thats avail. Below is the pic I took when mine came in MOST but not all of this was in my P&G brand sampler box!! Not the razor, the formula, the womans day or the face wash.

Free sample of Lipton Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple Flavor 4/7/12

FREE sample of Lipton Tea & Honey, Mango pineapple flavor! This sounds so good. Remember to "like" their page to get this freebie. Click HERE or on the picture above to snag it before its gone!

Free 7 day trial of Molton Browns Skincare 4/7/12

To claim your exclusive 7 day trial of Molton Brown's new Skincare and Anti-ageing Bodycare Collection, just fill in your details when you click HERE or on the photo above and they will send them along for you to try.

Free Sample of Escada Perfume 4/7/12

Free Sample of Escada Taj Sunset, which I may add I love this scent! You can snag yours today by clicking the picture above or HERE. You can request a few different ones but you need to do them each as an individual submission :)  Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!!

Free Loreal Hair Color using their rewards system!

This one is worth explaining how to do because with in time you can recieve a free box of hair color! This is the 3rd month I have posted this so I am getting my free hair color this time around, I hope you are to, but if not... Here is what you do...

1. CLICK here to go to the loreal rewards page
2.scroll down to where it says enter codes click on that
3. register as a new user
4. after you register (after the captcha is entered) you will see another screen that says enter your codes... here are the brands, followed by the shade, then tell it you bought it at CVS, hit submit, another screen comes up to enter a code, enter the code that I have listed after the shade
5. Then you have entered in one box of color and your "perk" comes up on the left click it enter your info to get it sent to your house
6. Enter in another box if you would like to eventually earn a free box, you can only enter in 2 a month so next month these codes are all still good :)

type: Feria shade : #36 code: HE192
Feria #56 12G600
Feria #67 12G400
Superior Preference #4R Dark Auburn 12G401
Preference shade 5 12F900
Preference shade 5 HE288
Preference shade 5 12G502
Preference shade 5 12G606
Preference shade 5A 12G800
Preference shade 6 12H104
Preference shade 6 12F509

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Woolite® COMPLETE: Thx Woolite COMPLETE 4 my free sample! Receive 20% off at

 *And as always I must mention that I received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360.