If you were able to sign up for the USPS My Style Box Of Joy that I posted about here (no longer available), then your box should be arriving soon if you have not received it yet!
I am actually really excited about this!! I absolutely love surprises and love trying new products, and when you sign up with Birchbox, you can do just that! So yes, for only $10.00 a month, I am going to spoil myself!! I deserve it!
If your part of the Sephora VIB or Beauty Insider program, for every dollar you spend you get one point. $100=100 points. At Sephora you can pick out one deluxe size sample for every 100 points. Think about that!! Essentially you’re having to spend $100 for just one free sample. With Birchbox you pay $10 a month and get five! Yes please!
Birchbox is a monthly membership service. It costs $10 a month-there are no shipping or handling fees for the monthly Birchbox and you receive 4-5 deluxe size beauty samples from high-end brands such as , Deborah Lippmann, , Phyto, Pangea Organics, Kate Spade, Juice Beauty, Zoya, and . There are even plenty of opportunities to earn points along with way. You can cancel the service at any time so you really are under NO obligation, although I don’t know why you would cancel!
Each month you’ll receive a different mix of beauty products, including makeup, skincare, fragrance, body, and hair products. All samples are deluxe sized!
And to make this even sweeter is the Birchbox Points program, which rewards you for signing up for the monthly samples, shopping on Birchbox.com, referring friends to the program, and sending feedback on your samples. The points that you earn can be used to purchase full-size products at Birchbox.com!
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Hi HerSavings readers! I want to first start off by saying that I have missed you all!! Thank you to all of the readers who sent me such sweet and heartwarming emails – I missed HerSavings just like all of you, and I could not wait to get back to posting freebies and savings!
These past few weeks have been trying for me health wise, I have been in and out of the hospital, trying to figure out what in the world is going on with me. The wonderful doctors who took care of me, figured out I was having a really bad reaction to a blood pressure medicine that I was on. They also found out that I am now a diabetic. So when you add all this to the Intracranial Hypertension (Pressure in the brain) that I have had for the past 15 yrs, I was in poor shape.
The good news is that I am doing so much better! I have a wonderful support system with my family and friends, so I feel really blessed! Thank you to all of you for your understanding and continued support of HerSavings.com, you all make the site worth doing!
Now, lets get busy, I have a lot of catching up to do!!
I was out of Dr. Pepper (scary I know!) and needed Guacamole for the fajita loaded baked potatoes I was making for supper (so yum!!). I also needed to pick up some decaf coffee for when my Mom visits, so I made a quick trip to Walmart and used a few of my coupons. Here’s what I bought:
- 4 Dr. Pepper 2-liters @ $1.18 each
- Folgers Instant Coffee Sticks @ $1.00
- Yucatan Guacamole @ $3.98
Coupons I used:
(2) Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Dr. Pepper TEN 2-Liter coupons ($1.99 Value) (Still available!!)
(1) $1.50/1 ANY Folgers Product coupon ($0.50 moneymaker!) (Still available!!)
(1) $4.00 Yucatan Guacamole Coupon (No Longer Available)
And since Walmart allows overage, I was able to get all items for a total price of only $0.22!!
You can view and print the Walmart Coupon Policy online. I suggest printing it and take it with you, just in case you need it at the register.
My local Walmart informed me yesterday that they just recently updated their computers to automatically deduct the maximum coupon amount!! What this means is if your coupon states up to a $1.99 value, but the item is only priced at $1.18, when the cashier scans the coupon, it automatically takes off a $1.99!! This is such a relief, when the cashier told me this, I wanted to do a happy dance! It was so frustrating having to explain each time to the cashiers about Walmart accepting overage! Hopefully your Walmart has updated their computers also, or at least will do so soon!
Since we are talking about Her (or His) Savings, I thought you might enjoy this list of homemade cleaning products I found today on Eversave. Talk about saving money! Those cleaning products can be expensive! But, here are a few you can try at home for a fraction of the cost.
Homemade Cleaning Products
Homemade Glass and Window Cleaner
1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vinegar
Combine ingredients into a spray bottle, and voila – homemade Windex!
Tip: For a stronger version, sub in 1 tablespoon clear, non-sudsing ammonia for the 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
Homemade Furniture Polish
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
Use a soft cloth and rub into your woodwork, wooden furniture and other wooden household items. It’s DIY Pledge!
Homemade Multi-purpose Surface Cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
Works great on high-traffic kitchen countertops, back splashes and hard bathroom surfaces.
Tip: For tough spots, warm the solution in the microwave, apply to affected area and let stand for 15 minutes before wiping.
Homemade Abrasive Cleaner
3 parts baking soda
1 part water
Baking soda is great as an abrasive cleanser.
Tip: Combine it with dish detergent for a great stovetop cleaner with extra cleaning power.
Homemade Dishwasher Soap
1 part borax
1 part washing soda
Tip: Increase the washing soda if you have hard water.
Homemade Laundry Detergent
1 cup Ivory soap, shaved
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax.
Use 1 tbsp for light loads; 2 tbsp for heavy loads.
Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner
1/4 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
Mix together and pour into basin. Let stand for a few minutes, then scrub with brush and rinse.
Tip: Alternate recipe: 2 parts borax and 1 part lemon juice.
Homemade Tub and Shower Cleaner
1 part white vinegar
1 part liquid blue Dawn
Heat vinegar in microwave and pour into squirt bottle. Add Dawn and shake gently to mix.
Every week that passes apps like Ibotta are picking up speed. If you haven’t heard how it works, it’s really easy to use, FREE, and can be combined with coupons for a even better deal on everyday purchases! You simply download the FREE Ibotta app. As of today, there are currently 45 offers available. To access them, you click on the offer you want to redeem, take a picture of the receipt showing you purchased the item from an eligible store, and forward it to the Ibotta app. Within 24 hours, your PayPal account will be credited with the listed cash back amount or you can donate that amount to your favorite school!
To view eligible stores and the Ibotta offers currently available click where it says “Read the rest of this entry.”
Hey HerSavings readers!! I wanted to give you all a heads up that there is a freebie offer floating around on many other freebie/coupon sites for a free sample of Miracle Gro. When this offer was first offered in the past (click here to see legit offer), it was indeed a real & legit offer that I did receive in the mail. But unfortunately, scammers have created a fictitious site. Please note that Miracle Gro is a wonderful company with a great reputation and is in no way linked to this fake offer.
So I wanted you all to beware of this fake offer. HerSavings prides itself on posting only legit offers and keeping you aware of fake ones.
Here are just some of the warning signs:
- Not professionally done. If you look at Scott’s actual website, you can tell a difference between sites.(Image Below)
- Only one link to the main site (Image below)
- Website address: free-miracle-grow.com. (Scott’s does not spell Gro with a w!)
- Also, look where it says:
“Request Your FREE Sample
Millions To Giveaway !! No Postage Required Free Shipping Worldwide“
This statement above gives so many red flags!! Clearly this was not written by a professional. See image below…
There are MANY survey & product testing sites out there, and this is the best way to score the most awesome free stuff! I have been a member to these sites for a long time and I can not even begin to tell you how many goodies I have received! Pictured above is just one of the party packs that I received from HouseParty featuring Febreze products!!
So I have put together a list of the best sites to sign up with! Make sure you keep checking your emails daily to see if you have received any offers!!
Members get access to fun, thought-provoking experiences and explore products and services.
Vocal Point is well known for sending out coupons for free products and samples for members to try.
A House Party is thousands of parties across the country, hosted by people like you. Each event is sponsored by a leading brand and focuses on something cool that the sponsor wants its best fans to experience firsthand and share with their friends.
Become a All You Reality Checker and have opportunities to test products and give your ideas!
What is a BzzAgent, exactly?
Agents are everyday consumers who believe in honest word of mouth. In other words, they like to:
- Discover and check out new products, services, books and other cool stuff
- Share their honest opinions with people they know
Become a Nesquik Shaker by answering a few questions in exchange, NESQUIK Shakers can receive coupons for free product and promotional items to share with family, friends, co-workers, and their community.
Good Housekeeping Product Testing
To join the GH Product Tester panel, you must live in the USA excluding Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. You must also be at least 18 years of age. The cost would just be too prohibitive to mail products to people outside the the lower 48 states.
You will have products mailed to you to test and keep.
SheSpeaks gives you many ways to have a say, including… testing products to inspire the companies who created them.
The Tasters are a group of influential and active adults that help spread the word about NESCAFÉ TASTER’S CHOICE. This elite team also provides feedback on NESCAFÉ TASTER’S CHOICE products, promotions and marketing efforts as well as trends in the marketplace. In exchange, Tasters can receive promotional items, samples, and coupons
As part of this Panel, you will be contacted from time to time by email and/or mail, and asked to…
- Read Harlequin® books and give your opinions (the books will be sent to you free of charge and are yours to keep with no obligation to purchase anything!)
Share your opinions on book covers
- Give your opinions on new book ideas…and much more
*Personal Note…I am a member to the Harlequin Panel and have received many free books, not only for me, but for my friends as well! The surveys are simple and never once have they asked me to purchase anything!
Testing opportunities may include attending sessions during the day or evening hours in Hunt Valley, Maryland, preparing and tasting products at home, or completing Internet surveys. Monetary compensation is provided based on test type and duration. Individuals may participate up to four times per year.
Tide Development Team
Share opinions and from time to time you may also receive information about product samples, research opportunities
The ALL NEW Velvet Rope Club is Marie Claire’s exclusive insiders’ society for women to express their valuable opinions. You’ll have the opportunity to share your thoughts on everything from the newest ‘it’ bag to your favorite shade of lipstick. Velvet Rope Club members are also given exclusive access to special offers, insider events, sweepstakes, and more.
Join the UTZ Tasting Club and Try New Products
Become a part of the Utz Team! When the need arises, you may be called on to taste and comment on a new product or flavor before it goes to market. Simply complete the form provided and submit to join the UTZ Tasting Club.
This elite group provides feedback on JUICY JUICE products, promotions and marketing efforts as well as trends in the marketplace. As part of their involvement, members of the Juicy Bunch can receive promotional items, samples, and coupons to share with other parents in their community.
Harlequin has just launched a Teen Research Panel for young readers ages 13 to17 who are U.S residents..
This panel will be similar to Tell Harlequin research panel in that it is strictly for research purposes and we will not try to sell your teen anything or sell their information to third parties. Teens will be asked to fill out fun quizzes; they’ll participate in discussions and will also receive FREE books (approximate retail value of $10-$15 per book?) and have a chance to enter into sweepstakes (with your permission).
Once you have given consent as well as your teen’s email address, name, age and country of residence we will email your teen and ask them to complete our first quiz to see if they qualify for our panel. If your teen qualifies, another email will be sent to you with a link to our Panel Consent Form.
As a member, you will be contacted by email once or twice a month over the course of a year and be asked to provide your opinions and insights on a variety of exciting topics. On occasion, you may also have the opportunity to test new Kids II products in your home!
MAP is a group of consumers willing to share their opinions about food with General Mills. By joining MAP and participating in our projects, you will have the opportunity to influence the look, taste, and experience of General Mills and Small Planet Foods products.
Also, while your on the General Mills site, make sure to sign up for this…
Do you enjoy hosting? Do you like trying the latest products and sharing them with friends? Then MyGetTogether is right for you! And it is easy to participate.
To participate in MyGetTogether, you will need to be a member of General Mills’ Pssst… network. Pssst… lets you try new products, take part in surveys, get exclusive, behind-the-scene looks at the company, as well as coupons from General Mills’ many brands.
Parenting needs your opinion! Sign up for a chance to be a Mom Tester and review toys, beauty products, baby gear and more.
The purpose of the CVS Advisor Panel is to solicit your input about CVS stores, products and services, and to obtain your suggestions for how we can improve CVS. Throughout the year, CVS will send you invitations to participate in online surveys about CVS products and services. CVS thanks you for your time by crediting your ExtraCare account with $5, $10 or $15 in ExtraBucks.
Join an elite group of DevOtees who we turn to for opinions on things that matter most. As a DevOtee, you will be asked to share your opinions several times a year through online surveys, and you’ll have a chance to win great prizes.
By participating in the Wear Test program, you can help New Balance and its family of brands make its products fit, look and perform better. Pick the brand you want to test (NB, PF Flyer, Dunham, Aravon, Warrior or Brine)
Covergirl Consumer Advisory Panel
Join the Covergirl Consumer Advisory Panel and over the next year or so, they will ask you to participate in on-line discussions, surveys, and perhaps even product use panels! Just complete the online form to sign up!
By joining the panel, you’ll be able to share your opinions with Seventeen on what matters to you. If you are selected as a Seventeen Actionista panel member, you will be asked to share you opinions several times a year through online surveys and you’ll have a chance to win great prizes.
Share your opinion and communicate with other beauty enthusiasts like yourself. Be the first to learn about and try new products. Attend special Allure events in your area & be entered for a chance to win prizes from Allure each time you complete a survey.
L’Oreal Product Testing Panel
L’Oreal USA Consumer Participation Program-Do Surveys And The Chance To Test Products!
Persons who are selected as panelists will receive a trip to Walt Disney World Resort to participate in training for this exciting program!
KIWI is now accepting applications for our Parents’ Advisory Board
We’ll use this important panel to help us shape KIWI Magazine into the best parents’ publication available. Additionally, we’ll ask our panel to help evaluate products and services targeted at families like yours; so that they, too, can meet your exacting standards.
Join our online Cover FX Inner Circle of Friends
Every month you can :
- Create flawless complexions with friendly HOW-TO foundation tips and your custom foundation plan.
- Inspire friends to ‘Put Your Best Face Forward’
- Receive exclusive coupons, gifts, and sample offers
- Chat with Lee Graff and widen your circle of friends
- Learn behind-the-scenes art of correction and runway complexion trends
E-clips news keeps all inner circle of friends in-the-know: What’s new + What’s hot!
Join now to get a bunch of fun for you and the kids, including a smattering of samples and a variety of values that’ll keep your family happy throughout the year!
Love to check out new products and talk about them with your friends? As a member of the First Taste community, you’ll be the first to discover and learn about new Kraft products.
How would you like an exclusive sneak peek at brand new products not yet available in stores? We’re calling on you to experience these exciting new products and give us your feedback. For your participation, you’ll enjoy full-sized products to try. To express your interest in participation, please click on the link to our preliminary survey.
Now this is interesting….O At Home (Oprah) has announced that they will be giving away goodies including some of the latest beauty products to tasty treats and everything in between. I am intrigued already!
This is whats stated on the O At Home website:
WHAT IS IT?
An opportunity for real women like you to enhance your gatherings with friends and family with some of the latest and greatest products from O and our advertisers—FREE!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Already belong to a book club? Have weekly get-togethers with the girls? Spend quality time with fellow moms? However you connect with your social circle (and we know that you do), we’ll make your next gathering even more special by providing must-have products from O’s advertisers. From the latest beauty products to tasty treats and everything in between, we’ll send you a collection of free goodies just for you and your friends. You’ll also get the chance to give us your feedback on the products we send you.
I don’t know about you all, but I am curious to see what O At Home will be giving away!
*You do have to be selected for this and upload a picture. Let us know if you get chosen! Good Luck!
Albertsons Bath & Body Works CVS Fred Meyer HEB Kmart Kroger old navy Publix Rite Aid SafeWay Target Walgreens Walmart
FREE Sample: Starbucks Coffee K-Cups
FREE Gift From The Weather Channel
*HOT* Harbor Freight Printable Coupons = FREE Tools!!
FREE Sample: Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste
$.55 off 2 Dozen Eggs Coupon
FREE Sample: Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight Cat Food
FREE Nabisco Ritz Bacon Product Coupon
FREE Huggies Diapers & Wipes Sample Pack
FREE Sample: Tide+ Laundry Detergent
FREE Sample: Carnation Breakfast Nutrition Bar