Thursday Daily Round Up 11/8/12


I rounded up some (not all!) of the deals from today. Not everything is still available.. so I only did the best deals.

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Holiday Events:


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Mailbox Freebies: Klondike Tee, Target Beauty, Marinade + More


I love getting great mail and even more, when I forget where some of these freebies came from.  Today was outstanding. Mostly because the freebies outnumbered the “You Must Pay…” by ONE! :)

::: Klondike Potatoes Shirt (??? – must have been free)

::: American Girl Catalog of some kind

::: Target Beauty Bag – Yeah!

::: Mary Kay Samples

::: Miso Easy Samples

::: Town & Country, Redbook, Family Circle, Bon Appetit, etc etc – Newsweek, Martha Stewart – many I won’t have time to read.

Anything special in yours?

Coupons for Compliments: FREE Chobani (+ Valuable Resources)


Wendy C. let us know today on Facebook that she took some time 3 days ago to write to Chobani Yogurt – and it paid off!

Wendy said: Wrote to Chobani 3 days ago and got this in the mail today! Wow! 3 free 6oz qs and 3 – $.30/1 6oz qs Chobani magnet and a handwritten card!!! How freakin awesome:)

Writing to them is fairly easy – use their online form, and tell them, in just a few sentences, what you like about their product and how you use it at home. 

Not all companies will send you coupons – but if you read past experiences from other readers, you can get a good idea of what companies traditionally will.


Over this past year, I have had a running spreadsheet – every time I, myself, get a positive response, or you do, I have logged it on my sheet.

You can find that sheet here, and use it to contact companies that might send you the same. Do note: companies don’t always send the same things to everyone, so keep that in mind.

Then, contact companies using this spreadsheet hereit’s a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – if you haven’t contacted companies in the past, it’s rather easy – being honest is the best route.

Let us know how you do – we all love to hear who responds, and who (may not!)

Thanks, Wendy C.!

*Updated* This Christmas Season: Adopting 3 Families + Collection Points (+ More)

adoptList has been updated with the family wish lists. Please understand that they do not know they are being assisted – each have been nominated by a friend or family member.

With Christmas upon us, many of our readers have expressed interest in adopting a few families for the Holidays.  Just a few weeks ago, there was a small group of us that started talking about the opportunity; over the last week I have been in touch with several folks that have come forth with many ideas, options, and even volunteered their time to help make this a reality for us as a group.

This will be the first year that we tackle this project as a “Group” – I am hoping that we can make it special.     I realize not everyone is in that same place – but those of you who are, we’d love to see you participate as well.

Family 1:  (Name is being withheld) is a 28 year old single dad. He is also a Veteran of the Military, did 2 tours in Iraq- came home injured on his 2nd tour and is dealing heavily with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to his deployments.  He is currently out of work, and struggling to get every-day food on the table for the kids, ages 10 (boy), 7 (boy) and 4 (girl).  Requesting basic necessities, any food and toys for the kids.

Family 1 Wish List: Board Games for the family, 10 and 7 year old boy like books, Football, Army anything, Match Box Cars, Action Figures. 4 year old Girl loves Dress up, Dora, Reading, Arts and Crafty items. Socks are sorely needed, ANY Food.

Family 2:  (Name is being withheld) is a mom of 3, and due to unforeseen circumstances, is now on her own with 2 kids (and one on the way) – and looking for due to her recent situation, she is now looking actively work after 8 years of staying home with her children as a stay-at-home mom. Her son is 8, and daughter is 6.   Requesting personal necessities, and toys, extra food items appreciated.

Family 2 Wish List: Food, Health and Beauty – any.  Clothing – any; Girls 7 Slim Pant, Medium Top Shoe size 1. Boy Size 8 Pant, and Medium/Large Top. Shoe size 3. Socks.
Toys: Girl – Password Diary, Easy Bake, Monster High, Disney, any Games, Mommy & Me. Boy: Lego, Star Wars, Nerf, Hot Wheels, Avengers. Books. Baby Girl on the way.

Family 3: (Name is being withheld) is an active reader, with a younger sister who now is dealing with cancer.

Family 3 Wish List: Girl, 11 years old, recently diagnosed with Cancer; loves Furbies, Converse All star Shoes, she is appreciative of anything.


Collection Points:

East Valley: December 6 (Thursday) AND December 14th (Friday) from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Burrito Shack – South of Elliont Road, and just North of Williams Field on Power Road *see above for reference

East Valley:  December 8 (Saturday) from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Chick-Fil-A on Stapley and Baseline, South of US60 Freeway

West Valley: Friday December 7th from 5:30 p..m to 7:30pm
Peter Piper Pizza, 10006 91st Ave, Peoria (Peoria and the 101 Freeway)

(If you are in the West Valley and would like to volunteer to collect items and meet me at a location agreeable in December please share in the comments).

Lastly, I have a few readers assisting me with this; we all have children ourselves; I have tried to make the collection points versatile  – for not only various schedules, but also because our kids will be with us during those times (so we have to keep them busy too!)  The Burrito Shack is excited to support us on this mission as well, and will have tasty tasty burritos there should you want to pay them a visit :)

New $1/1 Barilla Microwave Meal (as low as $1.00)


Grab a new coupon for $1 off 1 Barilla Microwave Meal on Smartsource – best part – they are on sale at Fry’s on the Mega, $2.19 wyb 10.  Our Insert coupon expired this past week so this works great.

Barilla Microwave Meal $2.19 wyb 10
$1 off 1 Barilla Microwave Meal on Smartsource
= $1.19

OR, at CVS for $2 through Saturday. You can score them for as low as $1-$1.19 depending on where it works best for you.

Thanks, Printable Coupons & Deals