Monday, June 24, 2013

Pin There, Done That - Beach Tent

.....ah yes.  If I could only get paid to surf Pinterest - I would do it in a heartbeat. 

It's one of those time-consuming tasks...... I'm really tired when I close it down, I spent so much time looking at Pinterest that I don't have time to cook the delicious meals that I've pinned, I could go on and on.

I have made several meals using recipes that I pinned, as well as done several projects.

Here's one that I am especially proud of. We felt the need to have some shade at the beach during the summer.  I saw a post on Pinterest that I fell in love with. (No average Joe beach umbrella for me!)

As I did some spring yard sailing (I try not to go much because I find fantastic deals that I don't have space for) I found fabric that was perfect for this project.  An interior decorator was getting rid of stuff and had some high quality fabric, still on the roll, brand new - about 10 yards of it for $3 (for the entire roll, not per yard). 

I cut a rectangle, finished the edges and sewed some straps.  The husband and I hit Lowes and purchased some pvc pipe - light weight and inexpensive, tie down straps and stakes. We (he) made an upside down "U" that would come apart for easy travel. He also added some grommets to each corner to hook the straps to.

Turned out pretty good - huh?

When we disassembled it, we simply rolled up the fabric up on the top pole.

Too bad that we made this specifically for the dogs, yet they are NEVER (at least I hope never) going to the beach with us again.  We had to be within sniffing distance to them.  When we tried to get into the water, they barked. They barked at other people, other dogs and whined to get petted by the children they saw.  On top of that, they woke us up at 6:00 every morning....just to go into the other room and fall back asleep. They don't get out much - for good reason!

This project was very inexpensive and easy to do.  The majority of time was spent discussing the most effective and least expensive way to execute our plan.

If you are interested in the measurements, leave a comment or email and I would be happy to pass them along.

How is your summer going? I hope YOU don't have to get up at 6:00 each morning on YOUR vacation!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Our State Magazine - Coastal Issue May 2013

Our State Magazine contacted me a couple of months ago for an interview.  The swing bridge, built in the mid 50s is the topic of discussion.  It is being replaced in the next few years and Our State Magazine wrote an article about it.

Purchase a copy of the magazine, or view the article: Link

My interview is under the "Bridge Memories" section.

I would highly recommend a visit to Topsail Island.  If you do, let me know and I may just invite you over for supper!

The Days of Hairawn Muhly

I am sure I have piqued your interest.  This blog is usually about coupons, saving money, giveaways, and beach renovations, but today, it's about a book.

Every once in a while you come across an item that you pay full price for and it's worth every penny.  For me, it is the book 'The Days of Hairawn Mulley'.

'The Days of Hairawn Muhly' is set in a different time - when things were simple.  Belongings and technology did not rule our lives, but people valued and appreciated what they had.  Taking care of family, helping out neighbors and hard work were at the top of the to-do list.  Best of all, the book is written about a place that is near and dear to my heart, Surf City, NC.

I am fortunate enough to know the author, Carol Ann Ross. She has had a lot of adventures in her lifetime, but currently is an author, and an excellent one.  She writes about her real-life adventures and real-life people. 

If you want a fantastic read for the summer, please go to this link and purchase it from Amazon.  If you are really nice to me (which you always are), I would be happy to get it signed by the author, Carol Ann Ross.  Link: The Days of Hairawn Muhly

Also, check out her blog, Link


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The 2013 Beach Project - Back Yard - FINISHED Outdoor Shower

If you are lucky, there are moments in your life when you stop everything, forget everything and just be.....enjoy.....breath.....

This moment happened for me when the outdoor shower was finished and I enjoyed it for the first time.

Let's back up.  This all started when we acquired the beach house.  We realized that our family needed a place at the beach (to keep the Mama happy - ME). The opportunity came our way to seize the moment and move forward with that realization.  Just in case you missed the remodeling of the beach house, here are the links: #1, #2, #3, and #4.

One of the first things that came to me as we assessed the task of remodeling was that we needed an outdoor shower.  There is only one indoor bathroom and an outdoor shower is a must after a busy day on the beach. Plus - I have ALWAYS wanted an outdoor shower and our subdivision in Winston is not condusive to this.

Did I mention that the Husband can do anything?????

Pinterest came along at just the right time.  I was able to pull some images to give the Husband an idea of how I wanted it to look.  Other than hot water, looks are the most important thing!

We (the Husband on a rainy day) picked up some free treated wood from a person that had it listed on Craig's List and were able to save a lot of money.  It was still very expensive to build, but it's not going anywhere anytime soon.  It is VERY solid. 

To view the post for the portion of the outdoor shower that we built in Winston and hauled to the beach, follow this Link.

Pause that thought.....we got to the beach late and it was already dark.  When we woke up and looked outside, the view was breathtaking.


Azaleas were in bloom everywhere.  The colors were stunning!

Back to the shower....

We dug the hole and filled it in with oyster shells to create a French drain. At the coast, oyster shells are used in the same manner as gravel - for example - to fill in holes in the driveway.

Next came the wall that the shower head is mounted to......

....then the side walls. Sorry for the dark photo, but it was getting late.

Now that everything is framed, we can start on the plumbing.

But not without supervision!!!

Grandma Edna, Mom and Aunt Sherri are visiting while we work.  That's okay - they were also the breakfast and beverage providers and did an awesome job of helping clean up afterwards. 

It's plumbing time.  The all-important cold AND hot water is being connected. 

Mom and I drug this piece of board off of the beach last year after a hurricane.  I love the combination of colors.  We were able to use this as the board to mount the shower head to the outside of the outdoor shower.  When you have an outdoor shower, why have only one shower head? 

The Husband also installed a spicket so that we can wash off our feet, the beach chairs, cars or whatever else needs water.  He mounted it to a piece of metal that we found in the outdoor building. Use what you've got!

Fortunately for us, Lowes at the beach did not have the same type of metal that we purchased in Winston for use on the side walls.  Uncle Harold had these two pieces laying around and gladly gave them to us.  If you need anything - Uncle Harold has it. 
We had this metal bar laying around and used it for the door handle.
Finally - the finished product!
The shower is complete with the stool that I picked up from the side of the road during bulk pickup week - in my dress clothes, on the way to work.
There is a sense of pride that we have in being able to say we built this shower ourselves.  We have the bruises and scrapes to prove it, but better than that, a HUGE sense of accomplishment.
One photo that I regret not taking is the view of the woods when the door is open. It it private, peaceful, serene and you can really loose time out there.
I will be the cleanest gal in the state! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Backyard Garden 2013....Pin There, Done That....Using what you've got.....

Can you tell that I struggled with naming this post?  Is it about the garden, Pinterest or re-using?  I will let you decide.

Pinterest...... I have a love/hate relationship with her, as most of you probably do as well.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the fantastic food, projects, fashion and funnies that she has to provide.  Why do I look at the food on Pinterest at night, when I am getting ready to go to sleep when it only makes me hungry!?!?!

The "love" portion emerges when I see a Pin that is appealing and I realize that I have the components to make the item or recipe. 

Insert springtime......

I have been frequenting the "Garden" category lately and refreshing my memory with items that I previously pinned during the winter.

I am a mild hoarder.....if someone is giving something away (particularly a family member) and I envision a use for it, I gladly take it from them.  I may not use it for a while, but I keep it. Also, I really like springtime - the flowers, grass, trees - yea - whatever - it's bulk pickup time!  Where your neighbor's trash can be your treasure - for FREE!

Old windows have been used in so many crafts.  I am fortunate enough to have two of them.  I have had them so long, that I don't remember which family member I got them from so I can't give them credit.

I saw this fantastic idea on Pinterest to take the glass out of a window, attach legs to them and cover one side with screen.  This way, you can grow lettuce under the screened window, in the shade, and cucumbers or squash on top of the windows that gets full sunlight.


I thought that I was going to have to nail the legs onto the sides of the window, but realized that these were originally swinging windows and still had the hinges attached. Treat it with a little bit of the husband's "grease in a can" and the hinges move perfectly. SCORE! My legs can now lay flat for storage!

I have planted the lettuce and will soon plant the cucumber or squash to run havoc on the top of the windows.  Do you see the piece of decorative metal that cap the end of the raised bed?  It's from an old sewing machine.  We got it from a yard sale a few years back for about $5 for both pieces.  The dogs like to run the fence and bark at the neighbors dogs, so this helps keep them out - along with yelling of course!  I could go on and on about re-using what you've got, but I think you get the picture. 

Do you see the piece of decorative metal that cap the end of the raised bed? It's from an old sewing machine. We got it from a yard sale a few years back for about $5 for both pieces. The dogs like to run the fence and bark at the neighbors dogs, so this helps keep them out - along with yelling of course! I could go on and on about re-using what you've got, but I think you get the picture. 

Did I mention that I did the project all of this by myself AND while the Husband and I were building the pieces for the outdoor shower at the beach house?  (see the "The 2013 Beach Project - Back Yard - Outdoor Shower" if you missed that post.)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Upcoming Events at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods


It's that time again!!! 
Harris Teeter will have Triples April 24 - 30
Lowes Foods will have Super Doubles April 24 - 30
I no longer do the matchups for these events, but check out
for the best matches.
Good Luck everyone!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

$3.00 off a $3.00 purchase from Food Lion?

You read correctly!!! 
Food Lion is encouraging us to sign up for their Shopper's Companion program.  Do you have a MVP Card?  If so, all you have to do is sign up, and an email will be sent to you.  Open the email and you can load the $3.00 directly to your Food Lion Card.
Are you already signed up for this program?  No worries, you can still get the $3.00 e-coupon.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Light Bulbs anyone?

Light bulbs are one of those things that you take for granted.  When you have one that works well, you don't really notice that it's there.  When you flip that switch or turn the knob for the lamp and the light bulb had blown, it really stinks.  IF you happend to be out of light bulbs in your house - it really, really stinks.

Let's take a step back.  With all that's happening in the world today, if the inconvience of having a blown out light bulb is our only problem, we are doing pretty darn good.

But wait - I have good news!!! It won't solve EVERYONE'S problems, but if you are out of light bulbs, it will solve yours!

Lowes Foods has their GE CFL Sprial Energy Smart 1 count light bulbs on sale for $1.00.  These babies are usually $6.99.  This is an 85% savings!!

But wait - there's more!!!  We received coupons in Sunday's paper for $1.00 off.  This makes it a 99% savings (after tax).  I went to Lowes Foods on my way to work this morning, picked up 4 and paid $.28 total. A lot of times, stock on this type of item is low, and if we received a coupon for the item, they go really fast.

If you want to take a gamble on stock and wait until 4/22 (Monday), there may possibly be a catalina deal associated with this.  It's not been confirmed for Lowes Foods, but other stores are participating, so who knows? 

Here are the details of the catalina:
Buy 2 or more GE energy smart, GE reveal, or GE energy-efficient soft white lighting products between 4/22/13 and 5/19/13
Buy 2, get $2 OYNO
Buy 3, get $3 OYNO

Good luck everyone - let me know how you do!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The 2013 Beach Project - Back Yard - Outdoor Shower

Since the inside is complete, (see the following posts for details: #1, #2, #3,) AND the outside is MOSTLY complete, Link,  it's time to work on the outdoor shower.

When I see a monsterous task in front of me, I envision the end result immediately.  One reason is that The Husband can do joke.  He makes things possible.  When I have wild-brain ideas, he either supports me (after he has a few minutes to think about it and plans how he will execute it) or shoots me down and brings me back to reality - usually by throwing me a dollar amount that I am not willing to invest.

The outdoor shower was a no-brainer.  With our new beach place having only one bathroom, it's a must.  I visited Pinterest (like I NEED an excuse to go on their website) and pinned tons of outdoor shower ideas.  I also Googled outdoor showers and clicked on images and saved some of those pictures.

Wood is not inexpensive.  It's inexpensive compared to gold or marble, but it amazes me how much something like an outdoor shower costs. 

In addition to Pinterest, I am also a Craig's List junkie......especially the freebies.  I used to be religious in checking Freecycle, but Craig's List free items are the best.  You actually have a chance to get some of the free items, unlike Freecycle. 

I replied a post where a person listed free decking boards and various other pieces of treated wood for free.  He required that you had to take at least half of the pile AND the nails had been removed.  SCORE!!!!

We were able to get all of the wood below for free.  I say we.....guess who took his lunch hour to go get the wood - in the rain?  You got it - The Husband.

Included with the free decking boards are some posts that work great for the base of the shower deck.  We also got enough to do the deck floor - all for free.

Next, it was time to build the wall that houses the shower nozzle. 

This will get bolted to the frame of the deck.
Then, we built the shower door.  Most of the wood that we used for this was also free, but not as thick as the decking boards. We did have to buy some 2 x 4s. 
We loaded it on the trailer and it's ready to go to the beach.  We have more time around the house than we do at the beach, so by constructing the major pieces at home, it is going to save us a lot of time.
The Husband made the executive decision to construct the walls at the beach - he didn't want the alumium to get crushed. 
We are going to frame them with 2 x 4s and double them up to gain height.
I have mentioned "we" a lot during this post.  The Husband is the brains of this operations (at least THIS time), and I was his trusty assistant.  I can measure correctly and run the saw, pre-drill holes and lift a decent amount of weight, so I did help out. My legs are telling the real story - I did squats for the better part of 3 hours.  They should look like a super model's legs, so you can imagine my shock when I look down and they don't.  Oh well..... at least we got started on the outdoor shower!!
Stay tuned for an update in a few weeks.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Don't Worry.....Be Happy Sweepstakes - Updated!!

Congrats goes to Bonnie for winning!!! Bonnie, please send me your address and I will mail the free coupon to you.

Have I ever told you that I won a Ridgeway Grandfather Clock? The Husband and I attended a Nascar race in Martinsville, VA ages ago and he signed me up for the newsletter.  He thought that if I received something in the mail addressed to me, that it would make the Nascar race more appealing. I don't DISLIKE Nascar at all, but I don't like it as much as he does.

Anyway, it just so happened that I won the door prize which was a Ridgeway Grandfather Clock.  The winner of the race also received one as a prize. 

Too bad the Husband and Kid are not too fond of the chimes.  I relish when they go out of town and I stay home.  The first thing I do is turn the chimes on. 

My point is that if you don't sign up, your chances of winning are ZERO!!!

Check out the Don't Worry, Be Happy Sweepstakes featuring NEW Soft Scrub® Advanced Surface. 
One lucky winner will receive $1,000, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW Soft Scrub® Advanced Surface for FREE!

Soft Scrub Advanced Surface is a rinse-free gel that cleans and polishes granite and marble countertops, glass cooktops and stainless steel.  It is tough of stains and gentle on even your most delicate surfaces.  Simply apply to the surface and wipe away with a sponge, cloth or paper towel.  You'll be amazed at how easily grease and grime disappears!  For more info, visit the Softscrub website.

To enter the Sweepstakes, click here: Sweepstakes

Also, I have three free coupons to give away. I will draw for them on Wednesday, April 10.

You will receive one entry for each comment below:
1. Like the Softscrub Facebook page and leave a comment telling me you have done so,
2. Mention my blog while you are on the Facebook page and leave a comment telling me you have done so,
3. Leave a comment telling me what room or surface in your house that you plan on using this.

Good luck everyone!!!

Purex Insiders provided me with a sample of Soft Scrub Advanced Surface in exchange for a product review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash - Updated!!

Bonnie is really on the ball!  Two wins in one day!!! Congrats!!!

I don't wear perfume often.  One of my pet peeves is getting on the elevator with someone who skipped the soap in order to bathe in perfume.  It's breath-taking - not in a good way.

On the other hand, I LOVE the smell of fresh laundry.  In the spring and fall, if you drive through any given neighborhood on a Saturday with the windows down, chances are that you will catch the aroma of someone doing the laundry.

This brings me to the reason for the post.

Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash.  Take Purex, add exotic fruits like pineapple and coconut, throw a few flowers in and BAM - you've got Purex Tropical Splash. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin and the biodegradable formula promotes green cleaning practices.  It's a Win Win!!!

As usual, I have free coupons to give away - three to be exact. I will draw for them on Wednesday,  April 10.

You know the drill.....
1.  Like the Purex Brand Facebook page and leave a comment telling me you have done so,
2.  Mention my blog while you are on the Facebook page and leave a comment telling me you have done so,
3.  Leave a comment telling me your favorite day of the week to do laundry.

You will receive one entry for each comment.

Good luck everyone!!!

Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash in exchange for a product review.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Super Doubles at select Harris Teeters - March 6 - 12

You read correctly........Super Doubles AGAIN at select Harris Teeter locations.  The Winston Salem area is included on the list!

Are you tired ??? I am very tired.  As most of you know, I do 90% of my grocery shopping during Harris Teeter's Super Doubles events.  I shop EVERY SINGLE DAY during an event.  Usually events only happen about once every five or six weeks.  THIS TIME, there is only a two week break in between.  Am I complaining?  NO - maybe.....

When my friend Vanessa lived here, we would sometimes "tag team".  I would do a Super Doubles run, her crew would meet me at the store after I checked out. I would take her girls to my house and cook dinner for all of us.  After her run, we would eat and compare notes (savings).  I will never forget the time she came to our house, exausted on a Tuesday night - the last evening of a Super Doubles event and proclaimed "EXAMS ARE OVER - FINALLY!!!" There is a huge sense of accomplishment when finishing an Exam...uh - I mean a Super Doubles event. 

It always seems like I forget one or two things that I intended to get before an event ends.  On more than one occassion, I have woken up on a Tuesday night at 11:30 (last day of a Super Doubles event) and debated - can I get to the 24 hour store in time to get the items that I forgot?  I never do - the backlash from the husband would not be worth it. 

I hope you are caught up on your coupon organization - If not, shame on you, it's only been two weeks!!!

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Harris Teeter Express Lane - Free until March 5th

I admit - before I started couponing, I used Harris Teeter's Express Lane for my grocery orders from time to time.  The $4.95 fee was well worth being able to shop online over the course of a few days, place your order and pull up so that they could load your groceries for you.  AND - it seemed it was raining every time.  I felt like a celebrity without the paparazzi.

Here is your chance to try it out for free!!! Harris Teeter is waiving the fee through March 5th.

Create an account online, choose the store what you'd like to pick up from and Harris Teeter will do all of the work for you. Swing by the store, pay and pick up your groceries. They even have a speaker you pull up to, press a button and let them know your name, so you don't have to get out of the car!

Are you concerned about freshness?  Every time I have used them, everything is very fresh.  They even chose my banannas the way that I like them (you can tell them your preferences).                                                                                                                               Coupons????   From HT's website:
  • "Coupons are accepted at the time of pickup and applied to your next online order. The actual coupon credit will not be shown online. However, the receipt you receive when you pickup up your groceries will reflect the discount. If you turn in a coupon for an item purchased on an order today, you don't have to purchase that item on your next order. It's simply a credit waiting for you. Anytime coupons are given during a Super Double or Triple coupon event, we make sure you get that credit on your next order as well."
If you give this a try, leave a comment and let us know how you liked it.

Here's the link:  Harris Teeter Express Lane

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The 2013 Beach Project - Back Yard

If you are interested in reading about The 2012 Beach Project, here are the links, 1 of 3, 2 of 3 and 3 of 3.

As you can see, I changed the title to 2013 since the inside of the project is 99% complete and the outside is 50% complete (I cringe as I type because the hubby probably things it's about 75%+ complete - good thing he doesn't read the blog!)

In all reality, the hubby is correct.

Being at the beach is supposed to be relaxing, serene, a time of contemplation.....especially in the morning while you drink your coffee.  I usually prepare the coffee the night before so that I can simply hit the button when I get up and stumble it into the kitchen.  During the time that the coffee is brewing, I make sure the living room is tidy by straightening the pillows up, folding the blankets used from the previous night, collecting the popcorn and/or icecream bowls (this IS vacation, you know).

Another thing that I do that is EXTREMELY important is open the blinds.  I start with the one on the front and take a moment to gaze outside to see if I can spot Grandma walking.  She has a bright red hooded coat, so I have nick-named her Little Red Riding Hood (she is very short in stature as well).  You have to look quickly, she walks very fast.

It is time to open the back blind.  In my mind, I will open it and see the woods, with trees.  I don't really know WHY I think I will see this, because it has NEVER happened - wishful thinking maybe.  I open the blind and BAM - it hits me like a bucket of cold water - there is a big ugly blue trailer about 15 feet outside the window.  I glance at it for a brief moment, close the blind, plop myself on the couch and look out the front window.  Oh wait, the coffee is ready. Get up, get coffee - NOW I can sit on the couch and look out of the window.

Bear with me - I am eventually going to make my point.

The next thing on the to-do list at the beach is to take care of the old blue trailer. It needs to be torn down.  A lot of thought and discussion has been invested in this topic.  I originally thought that we would hire this job out. I got several estimates and just to get rid of it was going to run anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000. OUCH!!!

The husband can do anything, so between family and friends, I thought that this would be our spring project.  It would take SEVERAL weekends to complete.  Plus, there is stuff -an old camper with the roof caved in, a metal storage building crumbling, misc. old metal chairs and who knows what else in the woods in the back yard.  Also there is a ski boat - you heard it right.  Most of you that know us know that we are VERY frugal and will repair and reuse whatever is repairable and reuseable.  This ski boat is neither of those.

We have our work cut out for us - or at least HAD........

Craigslist.....yes, I am a junkie. I placed an ad that read:
"Free Mobile Home. Must be moved off of the property. With some work, it could be lived in, or could be taken apart and sold for scrap metal. If taken apart, this could be done on the property, but everything must be hauled away. You will need to sign a liability waiver before any work is done."

Within a few minutes, I received an email from Kevin.  He wanted me to call him. We talked through a couple of things, I gave him directions and he looked the place over.  He was very interested, typed up a waiver, emailed it to me and him and his crew started demoing that afternoon.

I requested that he send me pics with the progress so I can add it to The 2012/2013 Beach Project scrapbook.


The entire contents of the mobile home had to be removed.  Luckily there was not a lot of furniture and stuff in there (Kevin may not agree). Then, they gutted it.  They really worked FAST!!!

Mother Nature was not cooperating, so they had to work around her.

At this point, I am a REALLLY happy girl.

Kevin kept sending me pictures.....

My happiness continued to grow!!!

And grow..... There are the woods and beautiful trees I KNEW were there!!

They look even better covered in snow!

We were lucky enough to meet Kevin and his crew.....even his trusty assistant, Thor - there for moral support.  Thor is an adorable pitt bull (I know, adorable and pitt bull should never go together in the same sentence.) He is still a puppy and is fully of energy, but still listens AND doesn't jump up on you.  Maybe we could borrow him to teach our dogs a lesson or two. As you can see in the picture above, Thor has found his own "Wilson".  He loves that ball!

Next on the list is getting rid of the rest of the pile.  Kevin and his crew continue to sift through the mess and we have enlisted him to take away the excess "treasures" that he won't be able to use.
They are well on their way
Once again, my Uncle has come to our aid.  He brought his trailer over so that Kevin can load the wood and my Uncle will burn it for us.  This saves us a ton of time and money.
Stay tuned for the next project......dirt! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

First Harris Teeter Super Doubles Trip - week of 2/20/13

I didn't want to be late for work this morning, so I went by the Reynolda store.  That is not my preferred store, but their customer service has greatly improved over the last few months.

I still did not use my 20 coupons, but below is a rundown of my purchase:

6 Uncle Ben's Rice Cups
1 Cheerios
2 Hefty Kitchen Bags (E-VIC)
6 Hefty Slider Bags

2 Scrubbing Bubbles Kitchen Cleaner
2 Kraft Fresh Takes (Chili Lime and Panko - on closeout for $1.79)
1 Smart Balance Kids Choc Milk

Total Retail:  $67.20
E-VIC Savings: $28.87
Coupons: $32.08
OOP:  $6.25

I had a $1 OYNO Catalina (included in the coupons above)

A savings of about 90%. THIS is why I do most of my grocery shopping during a Super Doubles event!!!  If I "invest" about 30 minutes every afternoon doing a run on the way home from work, the savings are worth it throughout the month! With that being said, it is purely luck if you stumble across the most coveted item as it is being restocked. As a result, I get the best deals (free items) the first day - in the morning if at all possible. 

Good Luck everyone!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Escape to the Tropics with our Tropical Trio Sweepstakes

My intention for this blog is not be a "sales" pitch, but when I come across a great promo, I feel like it is my DUTY to share with you.

The husband I have been to Hawaii three times - within the last 5-6 years.  Two of those times, the kid went with us.  It's expensive - very expensive.  The flights are over $1,000 each and they are very long......10-12 hours long. That's why I coupon - so that we can have more money when it comes to playtime!

It was worth it - VERY WORTH IT!!!!

Purex, Honey Bunches of Oats, and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts are joining forces to send one lucky winner on a tropical paradise vacation to Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach!

Five 1st place winners will receive one-year's supply of Purex Tropical Splash Detergent & Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Cereal. One hundred 2nd place winners will receive coupons for FREE Purex Tropical Splash Detergent & Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Cereal.

So, take a moment to enter the sweepstakes - here is the link.  It won't take long.

Good Luck everyone!!!