Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FREE Chick-fil-A

Click here to reserve your Free breakfast entree at Chick-fil-A. Just enter your zip code or city and state to find your nearest location.

While your there sign up for their email program to receive coupons and special promotions.

Saving Money on Your Water Bill

Thanks to a local Illinois county website there are many tips on how to save money on your water bill, conserve energy and protect our water supply. 

Did you know by conserving water, you can:
  • Help protect our water supply for the future
  • Protect the environment and natural ecosystems
  • Save energy
  • Save money
You can help achieve a 10% reduction in water use per person within 10 years by saving 10 gallons of water per day, or start by saving 1 gallon of water per day, every year for 10 years. Examples:  
  • Turn off water while brushing teeth ~ 2 gallons/minute
  • Reduce shower time ~ 2.5 gallons/minute
  • Use a rain barrel to cut down your water bill and do something good for the environment.
  • Limit lawn watering. Check with your local municipality to find out about the watering restrictions in your area. 
  • Avoid over-fertilizing your lawn.
Check out these links for east to follow brochures on how to detect leaks and how to fix them.  And for useful tips on how to save money on your water bill.

How to detect a toilet leak and how to fix it Here
Indoor water use conservation tips
Lawncare water use tips


We have gone through our house and discovered two leaky sinks.  They were very easy to fix. All we needed was a new washer on our bathroom sink (~$1) and we needed to tighten one part on our kitchen sink.  We have reduced our shower times.  We only run the dishwasher if it is full and if we are hand washing we fill the sink with soapy water and don't let the water run constantly.  I would love to buy new energy efficient appliances, but that's not possible yet.  But all of these small changes will start to add up. 

What does your family do to conserve water?
All information gathered from http://www.lakecountyil.gov/savewater2/Pages/Conservation.aspx

Monday, August 29, 2011

Carmex Blog Squad Review & Giveaway

 I love being a part of the blogger outreach program: Carmex Blog Squad.  I just received a wonderful new Carmex Blog Squad Kit to review with some great new products.  After reading the review enter for your chance to Win these awesome new Carmex products.
The Kit included:
1 Carmex Lime Twist click stick
1 Carmex Vanilla click stick
1 Picnic blanket
1 Carmex Moisture Plus satin gloss finish

The Lime Twist and Vanilla are two great new flavors.  I absolutely love everything vanilla and was so excited to try this new product. The Vanilla smell was wonderful and it is ultra moisturizing.  The new Vanilla click stick left my lips feeling smooth and protected and the scent had a smile on my face.

My sister is a huge Lime fan so I allowed her to try my new Lime Twist click stick.  She said the scent was crisp and refreshing and left her lips feeling very smooth and healthy looking.

What I love most about these Carmex lip products is that they have built in sunscreen 15 SPF.  Not only do my lips look smooth, shiny and healthy, smell delicious they are also protected by the sun to prevent future damage. And the new Lime Twists and Vanilla have additional moisturizers not found in the original line of products.

As much as I love the new flavor click sticks, I have to say that the Carmex Moisture Plus Satin Gloss Finish is simply amazing.  I use it every time I leave the house.  This product makes your lips so shiny and healthy without the sticky mess of your average lip gloss.  The Moisture Plus provides beautiful shine with a touch of Aloe and Vitamin E.

Don’t forget about the Carmex Picnic Blanket!
This picnic blanket is perfect and easy to use.  It is all one piece so it folds up nice and easy with the easy to use handle and convenient zip pocket in front (to carry all of you new Carmex lip products).  We’ve used this blanket so much already.  We bring it to the park, pool, beach and all our outdoor activities.  We actually just leave it in the trunk now because we get upset when we forget it at home.

These new Carmex products can be purchased at your local Walgreens, Walmart and CVS stores

I absolutely love this new Carmex Kit. Do You?
Carmex has offered to give one lucky Tips for Saving reader their very own Carmex Blog Squad Kit.
Enter Below for your chance to win!


Giveaway DetailsThis giveaway is for US Residents age 18 and over. This giveaway will close on September 2, 2011 at midnight CST time. We use random.org to select our winner from all qualified entries. Please leave a separate comment for each entry that you complete and please leave your email address. 
Mandatory Entry: You must be a Tips for Savings reader by following through Google Friend Connect, just leave a comment letting me know you are a follower.

Bonus Entries: After completing the mandatory entry, you can submit some bonus entries.

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I would like to thank the generous folks at Carmex for allowing me to do a product review and for sponsoring a giveaway here on Tips for Saving.

Disclaimer: I have personally reviewed the product described above. I have given my honest and unbiased opinion about the product and have received no monetary compensation for the review or post. Please read our Privacy Policy before entering this giveaway. Thanks!



Saturday, August 27, 2011

$5 Off Coupon at Petland

Click here to print your $5 Off coupon to Petland. This is a great high value coupon you can use for any of your pet needs.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekend Blog Hop ~ No Rules, Fun and Easy!

Come join Tips for Saving on a nice relaxing weekend Blog Hop.  Have fun surfin through other blogs and follow as many as you'd like.  If you are a new follower please just leave a comment letting me know, so I can return the favor! 



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FREE Toys: Kids and Parents will love

The Toy Maker offers Free Printable Paper Toys that you and your kids can make yourselves. They are easy, fun and FREE.  Click here now to print your FREE toys now. You can make baskets, boxes, cars and spinners.
Really Fast Race car

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Friday Blog Hop




Stalk Hop Friday



A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

3 FREE Samples: Crest & Oral B, Tena and Poise

Walmart is offering 3 great Free Samples
Click here to get your Crest and Oral B Samples now.
Click here to get your Poise Sample now.
Click here to get your TENA sample now.

FREE Post-It Super Sticky Notes

3M is offering a FREE sample of their new Post-It Super Sticky Notes.  Click here to get your sample now.  They are also offering a Free $1.00 off coupon after you sign up for your Freebie.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

$10/mo Unlimited Text and Email

Check out the Get Peek website and find out how you can get unlimited text, mail and no contract for as little as $10 a month.  You can decide to pay monthly, every 3 months or early all with no contract!  And if you are unsatisfied with your new Peek phone you can return it for a full refund within 30 days.

Go ahead and cut those high cell phone bills! It's a nice option when you are in a tough financial situation or if you are looking for something simple but very useful.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

280 FREE Disney Movie Reward Points

Here are three ways to get even more Disney Movie Reward Points.  If you have not yet signed up for this great rewards program click here.  All you have to do is collect points from buying movies, going to the theater or reading your newsletter.  Then you redeem your points for great Disney items. I have posted a new August code worth 5 points, how to take 3 surveys for 175 points and a reminder that you get 100 points every year on your birthday so make sure you have it listed on your account. 

H3JM73RT4X = 5pts

Surveys = 175pts.  Log into your account and go to MY DMR, then click MY POINTS, then click SURVEYS.  A nice easy 175 points.

Birthday = 100pts.  Don't forget to list your birthday so you can get your free 100 pts each year.

Monday, August 22, 2011

FREE Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt

Click Here to try Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt for FREE.  The free coupon is void in CA, LA and NJ but they are still offering a $1.00 coupon for those states.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Receipt Surveys and Email Sign-Ups

After you are done shopping and get your receipt... KEEP IT and check the bottom for surveys and "your chance to win".  Stores like JCPenny, Victoria Secret and Bed Bath and Beyond have great opportunities to get coupons to use on your next purchase.  So remember don't throw those receipts away!

Also check to see if your favorite store has an email sign up to receive coupons.  Kohls has great coupons.  You automatically get a $5 coupon just for giving them your email address. And remember if you don't want a bunch of junk mail or coupons being sent to your main email address, just sign up for a free secondary email address through gmail, gmx or yahoo to use as your coupon inbox :)