Sunday, February 28, 2010

FlowerzInHerHair Review Plus Giveaway!

Congratulations to Debby, from Heavenly Humor!  You have won yourself a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Flowerzinherhair.com!  Woo hoo!


I got these little delights in the mail today. . . 
I don't know who was more excited- my daughter, or me!  

My first impression of these little beauties:  

The material was SO SOFT!
The handiwork was EXQUISITE!
The packaging was extremely PROFESSIONAL!
The products are super WELL MADE!

I LOVE how you can mix and match the bows with the beanie!  Genius!

Girls are ALWAYS changing their minds, you know!  hehe


Feel free to be stylish. . .
Feel the WOW Factor:  Oooooooo . . .
and even show your silly side!

I love how you can wear each clip along with the beanie, or by itself!



Some sneak peaks at what you will find at this great site:

Flower Clips/Headbands:



Funky Flower Bows


An Assortmant of Adorable Beanie Hats!

 

Some Beautiful Sophisticated Bows:

 

Bracelets:

 and so much more!

So, now.... here are the details concerning the giveaway:

A Chance To Win:

A $20.00 Gift Certificate To FlowerzInHerHair !

Don't want to wait for the giveaway, and get started with your purchases?  Take advantage of 10% off by using this code:

Inspirations

1.  Mandatory 1st Item:  Go visit flowerzinherhair and tell me what you like  (worth one comment)

Any of the following are worth an additional comment:

2.  Follow me.
3.  Twitter about the giveaway.
4.  Facebook about the giveaway.
5.  Subscribe to Ordinary Inspirations.
6.  Get my posts in your email. 
7.  Put Ordinary Inspirations in your sidebar.
8.  Post my button on your blog.
9.  Write a post about it (worth 5 comments)
10. Add me as a friend on facebook.

The giveaway will close this Friday Evening, March 5th at 9:30 PM.  I will then draw a number using random.org.  
Happy Winning!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coupons Do Work! Check Out My Savings!

Saved $18.00 (73% In Savings!)

(Before Coupons)
12 Large Stack Pringles  $       1.49  $      17.88
Shoppers Club Sale (1.25/can)  $       1.25  $      15.00
6 Puffs Plus Lotion Individual Boxes  $       1.59  $         9.54

Original Total     $  24.54 



(With Coupons)
12 (1.00 off 4 Lg Stack Pringle Cans)  $   (12.00)  $      12.54 

6 (1.00 off 6 individual boxes Puffs)  $     (6.00)  $         6.54






Pre- Coupon Total  $  24.54

Final Price  (minus tax)
 $     6.54
(saved $18.00)  **73% savings**

Saved $79.97 (50% In Savings!)
 

My first time using coupons and doubling up on them!  
Woo hoo!  I think I'm sold!

Total Price Before Coupons:  $159.77 (Including Shoppers Club Discounts)
   Total Price After Coupons:$79.80  
(Before Coupons)
Hillshire Farm Lunch Meat2 @ 3.49 6.98      
Pillsbury Crest. Rolls 2 @ 2.29  4.58
Bob Evans Sausage                                                                   1 @ 2.99 2.99
2 Cabot Cheese 2 @ 2.89 5.78
Philadelphia Cream Cheese  2 @ 1.99  3.98
Tribe Hummus Organic  1 @ 2.99  2.99
Tribe Hummus Original  1 @ 2.49  2.49
Tribe Hummus "  1 @ 2.49  2.49
Gogurt  2 @ 2.79  5.58
Lite and Fit Dannon Yogurt   10 @ .50  5.00

LOL Fresh Buttery Taste Spread   1 @ 1.99  1.99
LOL Butter w/ Olive Oil  1 @ 2.19  2.19
Kellogs Mini Wheats  2 @ 2.49  4.98
Kellogs Special K Fruit Crisps   1 @ 2.50  2.50
TLC Kashi Bars  2 @ 2.50  5.00
Hamburger Helper  3 @ 1.50 4.50
Chocolate Chex Mix  2 @ 1.99  3.98
Cheerios Snack Mix  1 @ 1.99  1.99
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries  2 @ 1.99  3.98
Super Pretzel Soft (frozen)  2 @ 2.39  4.78
Newmans Salad Dressing  2 @3.09  6.18
Franks Red Hot  1 @ 1.19  1.19
Frenches Worcestershire Sauce  1 @ 1.29  1.29
Frenches Mustard  1 @ 1.39  1.39
Frenches Honey Dipping Sauce  1 @ 2.39  2.39
5 oz Bumble Bee Preimium Tuna Pouch  2 @ 2.59  5.18
Progresso Soup  4 @ 1.50  6.00
Crisco Canola Oil w/ Omega 3 DHA  1 @ 3.89 3.89
BC Cookie Mix Bags  2 @ 1.79  3.58
BC Brownie Mix   2 @ 2.59  5.18
Johnson and Johnson Buddy Soap Bars  2 @ 1.00  2.00
OS Red Zone Pure Sport Deod.  1 @ 3.99  3.99
OS Red Zone Pure Sport Body Wash  1 @ 3.99 3.99
VIVA Individual Paper Towel Rolls  6 @ 2.19 13.14
Crest Toothpaste   1 @ 2.99  2.99
Orbit Mulitipack Gum  1 @ 2.19  2.19
Purex Laundry Detergent  2 @ 3.99  7.98
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner  1 @ 2.49 2.49
Loreal Melting Gel  1 @ 2.99 2.99
Loreal Vive Conditioner  1 @ 2.99  2.99
Total Before Coupons:                                      

159.77
     
Coup.# Coupon Value Doubled  Deduction   New Total                                         
2 1.00/2 n/a  $      (2.00)  $        4.98
2 .50/2 1.00/2  $      (2.00)  $        2.58
1 .30/1 .60/1  $      (0.60)  $        2.39
2 1.00/2 n/a  $      (2.00)  $        3.78
2 .55/2 1.10/2  $      (2.20)  $        1.78
1 .75/1 1.50/1  $      (1.50)  $        1.49
FREE FREE n/a  $      (2.49)  $            -  
1 .55/1 1.10/1  $      (1.10)  $        1.39
2 .80/2 1.60/2  $      (3.20)  $        2.38
3 1.00/10 n/a  $      (3.00)  $        3.00
2 .75/6 1.50/2  $      (3.00)  $      (1.00)
1 .55/1 1.10/1  $      (1.10)  $        0.89
1 .75/1 1.50/1  $      (1.50)  $        0.69
2 1.50/2 n/a  $      (3.00)  $        1.98
1 1.00/1 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        1.50
2 1.50/2 n/a  $      (3.00)  $        2.00
3 .75/3 1.50/3  $      (4.50)  $            -  
2 .50/1 1.00/1  $      (2.00)  $        1.98
1 .60/1 1.20/1  $      (1.20)  $        0.79
2 .55/2 1.10/2  $      (2.20)  $        1.78
2 1.00/2 n/a  $      (2.00)  $        2.78
2 .50/1 1.00/1  $      (2.00)  $        4.18
1 .50/1 1.00/1  $      (1.00)  $        0.19
1 .50/1 1.00/1  $      (1.00)  $        0.29
1 .50/1 1.00/1  $      (1.00)  $        0.39
1 .75/1 1.50/1  $      (1.50)  $        0.89
1 1.00/2 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        4.19
3 1.10/3 n/a  $      (3.30)
1 1.00/4 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        1.70
1 1.00/1 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        2.89
2 .40/1 .80/1  $      (1.60)  $        1.98
2 .75/2 1.50/2  $      (3.00)  $        2.18
2 1.00/1 n/a  $      (2.00)  $            -  
1 2.00/1 n/a  $      (2.00)  $        1.99
1 2.00/1 n/a  $      (2.00)  $        1.99
6 .50/2 1.00/2  $      (6.00)  $        7.14
1 1.00/1 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        1.99
1 1.00/1 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        1.19
B1G1F B1G1F n/a  $      (3.99)  $        3.99
1 .50/1 1.00/1  $      (1.00)  $        1.49
1 1.00/1 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        1.99
1 1.00/1 n/a  $      (1.00)  $        1.99


After Coupons:   $      79.80
 
Some Helpful Websites:

Coupons.com
Red Plum
Smart Source
Coupon Cabin
Coupon Mom
Go Grocery
247 Coupons
Cool Savings
Mommy Saves Big
My DFW Mommy Paying It Forward
Thrifty NW Mom
Home Solutions News
Money Saving Mom 
Hip2Save 
Saving Money Plan 
Sunday Paper Preview (Inserts)


My Preconceived Ideas About Using Coupons:


1.  Using Coupons is a thing of the past.
2.  It isn't worth using coupons, I will just end up getting stuff that I won't need.
3.  I'll just end up spending more.
4.  I didn't know that you can double up on coupons (using one coupon per item/purchase)
5.  It's cheaper just to buy the store/generic brand


What I've Learned About Using Coupons:
 

1.  Using Coupons is most definitely for today!
2.  It is worth using coupons when you know what's on sale, and use the most coupons for the best deal 
    (by doubling up using the same coupon).
3.  I won't end up spending more because I'm learning how to stock pile items with a longer shelf life.
4.  At most stores, you can use a coupon for every item.  Example:


COUPON: 1.00 off 4 pringles cans (X 4 COUPONS) - use those 4 coupons!

Pringles 1.25/can    (5.00 pre-coupon price)  (1.00- after-coupon price)



(I don't believe that Walmart will do this.  I know that Wegmans does) - They do have a limit on how many coupons you can use of the same item (14 I believe).


5.  You can buy your favorite brand name items when you follow their sales!
6.  Educate yourself on which stores double/triple coupons under a 1.00.


Do you use coupons?  

Please share your advice/tips/etc.! 

Feel free to put a link to a post you may have written in the past about it.  

 Thanks!  I'm still learning and I will continue to share advice as I gain more knowledge!  

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