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Saturday, August 21, 2010

[Closed] GIVEAWAY - Vapur, The Anti-Bottle

Like I've mentioned before, its never been easier to reduce your carbon footprint. Vapur is another innovative eco-friendly product with a unique idea. Vapur is an anti-bottle, you fill it up and its able to stand and when you're finished, it easily rolls up for easy and convenient storage. Thanks to Vivian over at Vapur I was sent a bottle for review.

I received the Vapur bottle (16oz.) in smoke. Its very cute and stylish :) Vapur bottles are made from Ultra-durable BPA-Free polymer. This bottle is dish-washer friendly, freezable, reusable (unlike regular water bottles), and just plain cute. It comes with a sports cap, but I prefer to unscrew it and drink that way.

As soon as i got it I rinsed it (i always rinse) and filled it up with water and put it in the freezer. With this heat wave here in L.A., I've been using it as an ice pack and drink it as it thaws. Its been keeping me cool :). What i really love about the Vapur bottle is that its so convenient! When your done drinking whatever you have in there, you fold it up and put it away, it literally fits in your pocket. 

These bottles are very convenient and are perfect for everyone in your household. They are priced at $8.95 so you can buy one for every member of your family. The great thing is, they come in different colors and are customizable. There is a white strip in the back where you can write the name of who it will belong to. And, with the Carabineer Clip, its easy to not loose them.

Not only do I adore the idea of this BPA-free anti-bottle, i love the company. They are part of the 1% For The Planet program, in which they which we give a portion of all Vapur sales to water-related environmental causes. A company with an eco-friendly product that gives back to the community. Overall I'm impressed with Vapur, its company and product. Thanks to Vapur for the opportunity to review their bottle and have one of my lucky readers WIN one too!

 [Winner Announced On This Post [click]

(1) Winner will receive:
★(1) Vapur Bottle (winners choice of color)

To Enter:
(Required) Visit Vapur and tell me what color bottle you'd like to win.

Optional Entries:
★(1 Entry) Follow my blog (Google Friend Connect) 
★(1 Entry) Subscribe to my Feed 
★(1 Entry) "Like" StudentSavingBucks on Facebook.
★(1 Entry) Follow @SSBucks on Twitter 
★(1 Entry) Comment On Any Non-Giveaway Post  
★(1 Entry) Enter Another Giveaway I'm Hosting 
★(1 Entry) Add My Button To Your Blog/Blog Roll 
★(1 Entry) "Like" @Vapur on Facebook
★(1 Entry) Follow Vapur on Twitter

 [Winner Announced On This Post [click]

Leave a comment for each of the things you did for extra entries. GOOD LUCK. Giveaway will end September 4th, 2010 and a winner will be chosen.
NOTE: Make sure you leave your email address on the comment form or have it available through your Blogger profile.

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

[Closed] GIVEAWAY - EcoUsable Stainless Steel Bottles

Living green is getting much easier! There are so many things available to those of us that want to reduce our carbon footprint in the world. There are so many products and companies out there that will also help make our transition much easier and convenient. EcoUsable is one of those companies.

Thanks to Marc over at EcoUsable, I was sent a package of their products to review. Unfortunately, none of my pictures came out to well, so stock pictures will be used. I received (1) Metallic Green Filtered Stainless Steel Bottle (25oz.), (1) Light Blue Big Dipper Stainless Steel Bottle (25oz.) , (1) Stainless Steel Bottle (33oz.), (1) Wally the Whale Stainless Steel Bottle (10oz.), (2) Sport Caps, (3) Water Wraps, and (1) Filter Replacement. Good news is, I was sent enough and will giveaway one! More on that below.
EcoUsable's Stainless Steel Bottles are BPA-free, eco-friendly and extremely adorable! Instead of contributing to the 60 million water bottles that go into landfills everyday, I want to reduce my carbon footprint by using these amazing stainless steel bottles. What even greater is that EcoUsable has made the worlds 1st BPA-free Stainless Steel Filtered Bottle.

The BPA-free Stainless Steel Filtered Bottle removes 99.99% of pollutants in water per 100 gallons. So you have instantly filtered water on the go! Its a must-have for those who go camping; you can easily fill the bottle with stream or river water and the filtration system will do the rest. The Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration System is an entire water filtration plant within a portable bottle. The patented Ionic-Absorption Micro-Filtration reduces up to 99.99% of the following zones of contamination:
  • Aesthetics: unpleasant taste, odor, clarity, chlorine, sand, sediment and Radon 222.
  • Biological: Pathogens such as cryptosporidium, giardia & other cysts and spores.
  • Chemicals: toxic chemicals, detergents, pesticides and other harmful industrial and agricultural wastes.
  • Dissolved Solids: heavy metals such as aluminum, asbestos, copper, lead, mercury and others.
These bottles are amazing. I never knew it was this easy to make a small difference. The filtering bottle is great because when I'm out, or at school, I do NOT trust the water from the drinking fountains. My baby sister and brother love the smaller bottle, it has a cute whale in the ocean with a frog on it and it has an umbrella, how cute! The bottles have a clean sleek look, the rim doesn't look rusty like other bottles I've seen. They also come with a strap to put on your shoulders, or simply wrap around your hand; and a handy little Carabineer Clip. Thanks to EcoUsable for the opportunity to review their great products. I've very content with these bottles and their amazing quality.

 [Winner Announced On This Post [click]

(1) Winner will receive:
★(1) Light Blue Big Dipper 25oz. ($24.99)
(1) Filtration System ($24.99)
(1) Black Sports Cap ($3.99)
(1) Orange Water Wrap ($2.49) 

To Enter:
(Required) Visit EcoUsable and tell me what other design or accessories you like.

Optional Entries:
★(1 Entry) Follow my blog (Google Friend Connect) 
★(1 Entry) Subscribe to my Feed 
★(1 Entry) "Like" StudentSavingBucks on Facebook.
★(1 Entry) Follow @SSBucks on Twitter 
★(1 Entry) Comment On Any Non-Giveaway Post  
★(1 Entry) Enter Another Giveaway I'm Hosting 
★(1 Entry) Add My Button To Your Blog/Blog Roll 
★(1 Entry) "Like" @EcoUsable on Facebook
★(1 Entry) Follow EcoUsable on Twitter

 [Winner Announced On This Post [click]

Leave a comment for each of the things you did for extra entries. GOOD LUCK. Giveaway will end September 4th, 2010 and a winner will be chosen.
NOTE: Make sure you leave your email address on the comment form or have it available through your Blogger profile.

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Target Ad for 8/22 - 8/28

Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of August 22, 2010. I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty, Household and/or Patio/Outdoor. Mainly, only things that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may vary, I'm located in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.

New to couponing at Target? Check out the Target 101 starter post for info and policies. 
If you ever need extra coupons or didn't get regional coupons, try CouponClippers.com.

FREE Market Pantry Soakers wyb (4) boxes of select Market Pantry Snacks:
Market Pantry Fruit Snacks (10ct.) $1.50
DiGiorno Pizza 12" $5.50
Market Pantry Rising-Crust Pizza $4
Smart Ones Frozen Meals (6-11oz.) 4 for $9
$5/10 Any Smart Ones Products (printable coupon)
$4/10 Any Smart Ones Products (printable coupon) 
$3/10 Smart Ones Products (printable coupon)
Market Pantry Reduced-Sodium Lunchmeat (9oz.) 2 for $5
$.50/1 Market Pantry or Archer Farms® Deli item Target Q (printable coupon)
Kraft Cheese Blocks or Shredded (7 or 6oz.) $2
Market Pantry Blocks or Shredded (6 or 8oz.) $1.80
$.50/1 Market Pantry Cheese Snack 9-24 oz Target Notebook Q
Annie's Macaroni & Cheese (6oz.) 5 for $5

Breyers (1.5qt.) or Ben & Jerry's (1pt.) $2.59
Hostess Snack Cakes 2 for $5
Fiber One Bars (15ct.) $5.89
$0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars, Any Flavor (printable coupon)
Dove Dark (8.5oz.) or Lindor Truffles (5.1oz.) $2.99
Market Pantry Cereal (11.5 to 18oz.) $1.89
Kelloggs or Post Cereal (13 to 25oz.) $2.75
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereal Target Q from Back to School Mailer
$1/2 Kellogg’s Breakfast Products (Kid’s Cereal or Pop Tarts) Target Notebook Q
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereal (Excl Singles or Variety Packs) Target Q (printable coupon) x8/28
$1/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, All-Bran, Crispix &/or Smart Start Cereals 8/15 RP
$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and/or Cocoa Krispies Cereals 8/15 RP
$.75/1 Kellogg’s FiberPlus Antioxidants Cereal (printable coupon)
$.75/1 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Simply Cinnamon Cereal (printable coupon)
$.75/1 Kellogg’s Cinnabon Cereal 8/8 RP

$.75/1 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Simply Cinnamon Cereal 8/8 RP
$.75/1 Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Antioxidant Cereals 8/8 RP
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals  8/1 RP
$1/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch, Extra! or Raisin Bran Cereals 14 oz. + (printable coupon)
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers (6.6oz.) $1.59
Market Pantry Chicadees Crackers (6.6oz.) $1.19

FREE Vitaminwater (4pk., 16oz.) when you purchase any (3) Coca-Cola 12 packs:
Coca-Cola Products (12pk.) 2 for $10

7UP, A&W & Select Others (12pk.) 3 for $10
Coke (2-liter) or Vitaminwater (20oz.) 10 for $10
Gatorade (12pk., 12oz.) $5.99
Arrowhead (24pk., .5-liter) Bottles $3.50
Motts Apple Juice (64oz.) $2.04
Market Pantry Apple Juice (64oz.) $1.84
$1/2 Market Pantry® Juice 64-oz. Target Q (printable coupon)

SunChips (10.5oz.), Baked Lays (9oz.) 2 for $6
Wrigley 5 Gum, Trident Layers (3pk.) $2.49
Zone Perfect (5ok.) or Balance (6pk.) Nutrition Bars $4.50

Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (23.7oz.) $5.99
BOGO- Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (up to $4.74) from 7/11 SS
Head and Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner from 8/15 RP
Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (25.4oz.) $5.99
$1/2 Pantene products from 8/1 P&G
Suave Professionals Conditioner (32oz.) or Kids 3-in-1 (22.5oz.) $2.79

Biore Cleansing Strips (14ct.) or Cetaphil Cleanser (16oz.) $7.99
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes (25ct.) $4.47
Curel (20oz.) or Jergens Daily Moisturizer (7.5oz.) $7.49
Beyonce Heat Perfume (1oz.) $24.99

Gillette Body Wash (12oz.) $2.99
Gillette (1.7oz.) or Secret (16oz.) Clinical Strength Deodorant $7.49
Colgate (4.6 or 6oz.) or Crest (6.2 or 8.2oz.) Toothpaste $2.49
$1/1 Colgate toothpaste or toothbrush ETS Target Q College Essentials 2010 Mailer
$1/1 Colgate Total: Advanced Whitening, Clean, Fresh OR Enamel Strength TP 4oz+ 8/8 SS
$1/1 Colgate Sensitive OR $.75/1 Colgate Max White Toothpaste (printable coupon)
$.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste (printable coupon) 
$2/1 wyb Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash (500 ml +) & Toothpaste 6-27 Target Reg. Insert x8/30
$2/1 Crest Mouthwash 946ml+ 8/1 P&G
$1/2; $1/1 Crest Toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel 8/1 P&G
Q-Tips Cotton Swabs (750ct.) $3.99
Schick Hydro or Quattro for Women Razor $6.99
$2/1 Schick Quattro Titanium (Razor, Trimmer or Refill) Target Q from 8/22 SS
$2/1 Schick Quattro Women (Razor, TrimStyle or Refill)
Target Q from 8/22 SS
$2/1 Schick Disposable Razor Package (exludes 2ct.) from 8/22 SS

Breath Right Extra Nasal Strips (26ct.) $9.99
Up & Up Cherry Liquid Cold/Flu Night Relief (10oz.) $2.99
$.50/1 Up & Up cough & cold medicine ETS Up&Up Target Q from Target Mailer x9/20
Up & Up Flexible Fabric Bandages (30ct.) $2.04
Up & Up Ibuprofen Tablets (250ct.) $4
Up & Up Ultra-Thin Pads (36ct.) $3.54
$.50/1 Up & Up Feminine care item ETS Up&Up Target Q from Mailer x9/20

Quilted Northern Double-Roll Bath Tissue (30pk.) $14.99
Viva Giant-Roll Paper Towels (8pk.) $9.99
Cottonelle Double-Roll Bath Tissue (18pk.) $9.99
$1/1 Cottonelle 18-pk. or + Bath Tissue or 84-ct. or + Wipes Target Q (printable coupon)
$.50/1 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue 12 pk or + or (2) 4pks 8/15 SS
$1/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Double Roll 12-pack, Any – All You, July 2010 x9/30

Lysol Cleaner (32 or 40oz.), Lysol Wipes (28 or 35ct.) $2.29
Clorox (75ct.) or Lysol Wipes (80ct.) $3.99
$0.25/1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Lemon / Fresh Scent from 8/22 SS
Ziploc Bags (10-100ct.), Containers (2 or 6ct.)  3 for $7
$1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags from 8/9 SS
$1.50/2 Ziploc Brand Containers from 8/9 SS
Wisk (100oz.), Gain or Cheer Liquid; Gain Powder (63 or 80-load) $9.99
$2/1 Cheer Bright Clean from 7/25 SS
$1/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent (printable coupon)

FREE $10 Gift Card wyb (2) Huggies or Pampers Items Featured:
Value-Pack Diapers $29.99
Selected Pampers, Cruisers, or Swaddlers or Huggies Little Movers
$1.50/1 Huggies diapers from 8/22 SS
$1.50/1 Huggies Little Movers, Snugglers diapers
from 8/22 SS
$4/2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers (printable coupon)
$2/1 Pampers Swaddlers or Cruisers Boxed Diapers Target Q from 6/27 RP
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers 8/1 P&G (printable coupon)

Pampers (60 or 72ct.) or Huggies Tubs (63 or 72ct.) Baby Wipes $1.99
$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes from 8/22 SS
Gerber NUK Orthodonic BPA-free Bottles (5 or 10oz.) $10

Beneful Dry Dog Food (31.1lb) $24.49
Meow Mix (16+16lb.), Arm & Hammer (28lb.) Double Duty Litter $9.99
Drawing Paper (40ct.) or Construction Paper (96ct.) $1
Twist-It Ruler or Target Scissors $0.75
Mead Five-Staer Advance 1-Subject Notebook $3.50
Hello Kitty 1-Subject Notebook $1.50
Paper Mate Flair Pens (5ct.), Mechanical Pencil (1ct.) or Easy Touch Pens (5ct.) $2.50
Titanium Scissors, Pencil Sharpener or Compact Grip Stapler $5

Page will be updated as more coupons are found
For Match-Ups with Regional Mailers or Coupons see here.
Thanks to Kerry from TotallyTarget.com for having such a great Target Coupon page!

Review - Hartz Dog Treats

I'm very grateful for all the great dog deals lately. They allow my current ongoing stockpile for dogs to grow. After seeing that Hartz had dog treats, I was interested in reviewing. I contacted Hartz for a review, and thanks to Chenier, I was sent Hartz Crunch N' Clean Dog Biscuits.

Crunch N' Clean Dog Biscuits in Savory Flavors is a new addition to their Crunch N' Clean line of dog biscuits. The three flavors included in the new Savory Flavors are Braised Beef, Rotisserie Chicken, and Smokehouse Bacon. Hartz Crunch 'n Clean Biscuits are the only dog biscuits with Dentashield proven to reduce tartar formation.How great is that? A yummy treat for your dog that is great for them. 

On their website, Hartz states, "...In fact, just 2 yummy Crunch 'n Clean biscuits twice a day won’t just make his tail wag faster, they’ll fight tartar before it’s a problem".
When i received the treats, i couldn't tell which was which but my dog loved them. I love the fact that they are very thick. I put a couple in his kong toy, a dog toy in which they have to work to get their treats. It keeps them occupied. The pieces were big, but fit in his toy very well. My two smaller dogs (both less than 10lb.) had a hard time even getting the treat into their little mouths. The box says its for all size dogs, but was a no go with my little ones. Overall, I'm happy that these treats will help prevent tartar and freshens his breath. Thanks again to Hartz for the opportunity to review. :)

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oh, How Time Flies In The Blogosphere.

I feel like its still August 1st. Over two weeks have come and gone so fast. Now school is REALLY around the corner. I won't be ignoring Student Saving Bucks! :) I even made a new button (see pic above).

I've reached over 300 Google Friend Connect followers, wow! I'm so thankful to any and all of you guys that come by and visit. I even have "regulars" :) I've only been with this blog since April 30th of this year and have had such great things happen. Great opportunities :)

I just want to remind you guys that i will be hosting a mini Weekend Giveaway here at Student Saving Bucks. So come drop by August 21 & 22 to enter the giveaways!  

Also, don't forget to enter the two giveaways I have going on right now! (Right Sidebar under "Giveaways"). I have about 2 or 3 more upcoming giveaways within a month for you guys too!

I just want to send out my thanks to all my current readers, and any future ones to come! And, in the words of the handsome Mr. Spock, "Live long and prosper". 

I'm such a geek! lol

Review - CSN Stores

You might remember my teaser over a month ago about a future CSN Store review. I was contacted by CSN Stores to do a review about 2 months ago. I only recently decided to accept their generous offer because traffic to my site was much more stable. I won't lie, i also saw a array of other blogs i visit reviewing some of the wonderful items they have available. More on CSN stores in a bit. 

I really wanted some outdoor solar lighting, as ours were completely ruined not too long ago as a result of some odd weather here in L.A. We recently moved into a wonderful new house almost 1 year ago, but have yet to do something for the dogs in the backyard. So, instead of the solar lights, I decided to browse one of CSN's Pet Stores for an alternative. I found a great bed for my dog. As you can see from the picture below, it took him a bit to get accustomed to it, but he has been sleeping on it every night now. His favorite nap place next to the pool has been replaced.

The pet bed we got him was the Coolaroo Dog Bed. It was very easy to assemble, just a couple crews to tighten. The mesh fabric is great, on hot days, it allows the dogs to stay cool. The frame seems very sturdy. The bed is meant for dogs 70-100 pounds, but my baby is only about 50 - 60 pounds at most. I got a larger one so he can have the freedom to stretch. It is also very versatile, use it in- or outdoors. Cleaning it is a breeze, you just hose it down. I love the low-maintenance of it. It also comes with a 5-year fabric warranty against UV degradation. How great is that?

CSN has 200+ stores that sell everything from luggage, to solar outdoor lighting, to pet beds. You can literally spend hours searching and finding new things to fall in love with. CSN also has stores for a particular category, some for example are briefcases and even espresso machines. With options like that, you know you can find just about anything via CSN. The shipping time was amazingly fast, but that might be because my item was shipped from Oxnard, CA which is about 10-15min. away. I got and email one day, and the next it was already here. Overall, I'm very impressed with the great (and speedy) service that CSN has shown me. Their array of items they have available in their hundreds of store is very impressive. I am truly thankful for the opportunity I was given to review one of their items. Thanks again, to CSN and Alexandra :)

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review. 

Winn-Dixie Weekly AD 8/18 - 8/24

Thanks to Tabitha at $avingTowardsABetterLife, here are the weekly Winn-Dixie deals. You'll be able to follow on to her blog for the rest of the AD. I don't have one near me, but I'm sure a lot of you guys do. If you're a beginner to couponing at Winn-Dixie, be sure to check this guide.

Customer Reward Card needed for all deals.
BOGO deals - must buy both products to get sale price
Coupons up to 50c double everyday (most areas, excluding Florida)  
These matchups reflect doubled coupons.
Can use two coupons on a BOGO deal (one coupon for each item)

Winn-Dixie for the week of 8/18 - 8/24:
Buy One, Get One Free 
(price listed is for both items - bogo meat deals are listed at price per 2 lbs) 
Eggos - $2.99
-$1/2 Eggos (7/25 RP)
=$1.99 for 2
Nestle Juicy Juice 64oz - $3.99
-$1 off Nestle Juicy Juice printable or printable
Special Promotions:
Free Pepsi Max 2 liter wyb 2 Ball Park Franks
 -75c/2 any Ball Park item (8/01 RP)
-75c off Ball Park Jumbo or Singles Franks (8/01 RP) (use 2 Qs for best deal!)
FREE gallon of milk wyb 4 participating Kellogg's products  
(6.3 oz FiberPlus Bars, 3.8 - 4.8 oz. Special K Bars, 16 oz. Vienna Fingers, 15.8 - 20.4 oz. Mini Wheats, 12.6 oz. Marshmallow Froot Loops, 12 oz. Corn Flakes)
-$1.50 off 2 listed Kellogg's Cereals printable
$1 off 2 listed Kellogg's Cereals (8/15 RP)
 For the full ad, visit: $avingTowardsABetterLife  
If you have a baby, or one on the way, check out Winn-Dixie Baby Club for extra and instant savings, free products, etc. For joining you get a coupon for $10 off $50 purchase, a free pack of diapers and a free pack of wipes. 

[Closed] GIVEAWAY - Overall Beauty Mineral Make-Up

Mineral make-up is a thing of the future.. well, present! After seeing OverallBeauty's Mineral eyeshadows reviewed on a blog I had to contact them. Thanks to Kim, owner of OverallBeauty, I received a total of 5 Mineral Eyeshadows to review. I received 4 of my choice; China Doll, Smoky Joe, Mist & Memory and Metal Rose. Also, to my surprise, i was sent Cinder. Kim was great, when I explained to her that I had never used any type of Mineral make-up before, she quickly sent me some tips that were very helpful.

I received all 5 mineral eyeshadows in great sealed condition, along with 2 make up brushes. Along with the brushes and eyeshadows i got a super cute hand-made makeup bag from LittleWorm. What a great addition, its small things like this that give customers a good impression of the company :) In addition to her line of Mineral makeup, Kim offers skin care, nail polish, haircare and even mineral makeup tips.

I love the fact that they were in their own containers instead of little baggies like I've seen before. All of the colors had a beautiful sparkle but the Metal Rose was just gorgeous! It is a dark colored eyeshadow with a rose colored sparkle. It goes very well with my style. The China Doll (pictured 1st above) is great for highlighting and I used it alongside the Metal Rose on my little outing the other day and got some great comments! It was the first time I'd ever worn mineral eyeshadow. The China Doll is great by itself or with some dark eyeliner as well :)

I've always been used to applying eyeshadow with my finger, but have seen a big difference by using brushes. I was also used to pressed eyeshadows but i love the more natural look that mineral eyeshadows give. Overall, I love OverallBeauty's Mineral Eyeshadows. I love the colors i received and working with Kim was great! Thanks to Kim has graciously offered (1) of my lucky readers the chance to win the following:
 [Winner Announced On This Post [click]

(1) Winner will receive:
(4) Mineral Eyeshadows (winner's choice of colors)
(2) Makeup Brushes
(1) Handcrafted Makeup Bag

To Enter:
1. (Required) Visit OverallBeauty.com & tell me what (4) mineral eyeshadow colors you want to win.

Optional Entries:
★(1 Entry) Follow OverallBeauty via Google Friend Connect
★(1 Entry) "Like" OverallBeauty on Facebook
★(1 Entry) Follow OverallBeauty on Twitter
★(1 Entry) Follow my blog (Google Friend Connect) 
★(1 Entry) Follow SSBucks on Twitter
★(1 Entry) "Like" StudentSavingBucks on Facebook.

 [Winner Announced On This Post [click]
Leave a comment for each of the things you did for extra entries. GOOD LUCK. Giveaway will end September 4th, 2010 and a winner will be chosen.
NOTE: Make sure you leave your email address on the comment form or have it available through your Blogger profile. 

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Great Deal on Kung Fu Classes at White Tiger Kung Fu

Looking to get your child involved in Kung Fu? DailyD is offering a great deal for those who want to provide their children with the opportunity of taking classes at White Tiger Kung Fu.

Classes at the White Tiger Kung Fu provide children with positive values and skills while teaching a traditional form of Kung Fu art that had been passed down from generation to generation since the 17th century.

The White Tiger kids' programs' philosophy is simple, and mirrors what all parents want for their own children: be healthy.
  • Deal Information:
  • 67% Off at White Tiger Kung Fu
  • $45 for Kung Fu Classes at White Tiger Kung Fu ($135 Value)
With this deal, you get a true introduction to the program, with 2 half hour classes that are semi-private (1-4 kids) and for two weeks your child can also attend unlimited group classes for their age group (the younger group is 6-8 year olds, the older group is 9-15 year olds) which have 5-15 kids and meet for 45 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

White Tiget is a 5 star reviewed renowned studio. Things to be gained here include - a sense of health, fitness, self-confidence, self-esteem, or community.  All that at 67% off? Plus a free t-shirt?  This is a deal you can’t afford to miss! So go ahead and check it out.

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central on behalf of the DailyD. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday 8/22

Every Wednesday I will be posting EARLY PREVIEWS available through (WUC) WeUseCoupons.com. I will be highlighting the best deals from (2) particular stores; CVS and Walgreens. Don't worry though, you guys will still have your Target Ad + Coupon Match-Ups too! So make sure to drop by Wednesdays and check the early previews here at StudentSavingBucks. I will have an individual post for each store. This main post will be used to direct you to early coupon insert previews.

This upcoming week you will have (1) SS.

Coupon Previews from WUC:
Smart Source (SS) 8/22 

Target coupons in SS:*
$1/1 Edge Shave Gel (7oz.) or Shave Cream (5.1oz.) x10/3
$1/1 Skintimate Moisterizing Cream Shave *6oz.) or Shave Gel (7oz.) x10/3
$2/1 Schick Quattro Titanium Razor, Trimmer or Refill x10/3
$2/1 Schick Quattro For Women Razor, TrimStyle or Refill x10/3
$2/1 Purina Chef Michael's Canine Creations Dry Dinners x10/31
Free Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations Wet Meals Items (3oz.) x10/21
*Target Coupons may be regional
Target photo flier in Sunday Paper 8/22:*
$5 Off Photofinishing Purchase of $10 or More x9/25Free (20) 4x6" Digital Prints With Purchase of (40) or more 4x6" Digital Prints x9/25

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WUC - CVS Early Preview + Deals

CVS Deals on WeUseCoupons Early preview of the CVS Ad for 8/22 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 8/22 - 8/28
Blink Tears eye drops 0.5oz - $7.99 Get $7.99 ECB Limit 1
$1.50 Blink (printable coupon)  
$1 Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops from 8/15  RP
Total: FREE + overage

Crest Pro Health Clinical Gum Protection Floss, Paste or Rinse - $3.49 Get $2.50 ECB Limit 2
Crest Toothpaste or liquid gel, 4oz.+ $1 P&G 8/1
Crest Toothpaste or liquid gel, 4oz+ $0.75 or $0.50 P&G 8/1/
Glide Floss $1 or $0.75 P&G 8/1

Total: FREE or $0.24 (after coupon and ECB

Gillette ProGlide Razor - $9.99 Get $5 ECB Limit 1
$4 Gillette ProGlide Razor from 8/1 P&G
Total: $0.99 (after coupon and ECB

Get $3 wyb $10 of:
Shout, Fantastik, Scrubbing Bubbles 16oz, Windex 26oz, Glade Essential Oils, Glade Sense & Spray Refill, Gel Refills, Scented Oil Refills 2/$5  $3 ECB wyb $10 Limit 1
Glade Sense & Spray, Plugins Lasting Impressions, Fragrance Collection Candle or Reed Diffuser $5$3 Glade Sense & Spray IP: www.coupons.com
$3 Glade Lasting Impressions IP: www.coupons.com

Total: 2/$1 or $.50 each after coupons & ECB for Sense & Spray or Lasting Impressions  

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals

Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 8/15 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. 

Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad 8/22 - 8/28

Air Wicks (50% Off) at $3.99 each
I-motion Freshmatic Ultra
I-motion Freshmatic Compact
Neutra air Freshmatic
$4/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-motion Starter Kit  from 8/8 SS
$4/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra i-motion Starter Kit from 8/8 SS

Crest Dental Care (Get $4 RR) 3 FOR $9
3D White Toothpaste 5.8 oz or rinse 8 oz
Vivid White Toothpaste 4.1 oz
Oral B advantage 3d toothbrush
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or liquid gel, 4oz+ from 8/1 P&G
Oral B Toothbrush, BOGO Free, any Manual Single Pack, NO Max Value, from 8/15 RP
$1/1 Oral B Pulsar CrossAction Advantage Toothbrush or (2) Indicator/Cavity Defense from 8/1 P&G

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Target - Possible MM on Shout

Some of you will find a $5 Target Gift Card wyb 5 SC Johnson Products coupon in the August issue of Real Simple Magazine. Along with the Target coupons from the 8/8 SS and Manufacturer coupon, there is a possible money maker;

Buy (6) Shout Fabric Spray $2.24 each (regular price) 
- Use (2) $2/3 Shout Laundry Care Items, Target Q from 8/8 SS
- Use (3) $2/2 Shout Product from 8/8 SS
- Use (1) $5 Target Gift Card wyb 6 SC Johnson Products from Real Simple Mag. Aug '10

Total Out of Pocket: $3.44
Final Price = $1.56 Money Maker & 6 FREE Shout Fabric Sprays! (after coupons and $5 Gift Card)

Remember, this is a YMMV scenario because of amount of target coupons being used (1 being a Target GC and the others being regular Target coupons)

My 8/16 Target Shopping Round-Up (Saved 64%)

I was super anxious for the Quaker Chewy Bars, I love them. So I sent the family out on another run. I really don't have time to lately. So, i clip and give it to them to buy :) So here is the trip:

Bought (4) Quaker Chewy Boxes - $1.82 each
-Used (4) $0.50/1 Target Qs & (2) $1/2 Manufacturer Qs
Bought (1) Chef Boyardee - $0.89
-Used (1) $1/1 Target Q
Bought (8) Cesar Treats
-Used (8) $2/1 Manufacturer Qs & (8) Target Qs
Bought (2) Pop Tarts (12ct.) - $1.88 each
-Used (1) $1/1 Target Q
Bought (2) Mountain Dew, (1) Pepsi got (1) Pepsi Max Free
-Used (2) $1/1 Target Qs
Bought (2) Stride Gum Packs $0.99 each
-Used BOGO Manufacturer Q
Bought (1) Market Pantry Bread Loaf - $1.47
-Used $0.50/1 Target Q
Bought (1) Market Pantry Water (24pk.) - $2.99
-Used $0.50/1 Target Q

Total: $22.87 (before tax, crt tax; after coupons)
Total Saved: $29.00 - or - 64%

Click Here to see my other Shopping Round-Up Trips and how much money I've saved on other trips.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Review - Theo Chocolate

The Cacao bean is a major cash crop in many countries. Some countries, where it is a major cash crop, include my own, Nicaragua. Cacao is also an important export commodity in many other developing countries. This is where Fair Trade kicks in. In short, Fair Trade is a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment. I support by buying fair trade products. While reading another blog i came across a review of Theo Chocolates and was intrigued by their products, and company. So, after reading it, I contacted them for a review. And, thanks to Audrey, was sent 3 organic Chocolate Bars. I was sent Creamy Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with Cherry and Almond and Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch.
  • First, I tried their Dark Chocolate with Cherry & Almonds. This bar contained 70% Cacao and was too bitter for my taste. My mom, however, thought it was great. To me, this bar was great melted down and used as a bakers chocolate. The smell of cacao was strong, you can taste the difference of quality compared to other major brands that make dark chocolate. The amount of cherry and almond was small, but tasty. 
  • Second, I tried their Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Crush. This bar contained 40% cacao. This particular bar was my favorite. It was filled with bits and pieces of delicious crunchy hazelnut. The chocolate was very creamy and not bitter whatsoever. The mix of the milk chocolate, hazelnut and amount of cacao was perfection! The bar was the smallest of the three with the cutest label :)
  • Third, I tried the Creamy Milk Chocolate. This bar contained 45% cacao. It was very creamy and had a strong cacao smell like the dark chocolate bar, but wasn't as bitter. I paired it with some delicious cashews and finished the bar pretty fast. It was very tasty.
Theo Chocolate is the first and only organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory in the country. They have an array of chocolate bars, confections, cacao nibs, caramel and more. With flavors like Mint Dark Chocolate, Spicy Chile Dark Chocolate, and Malt Scotch Ganache, among others, you can't go wrong! These would be a great gift for that chocoholic friend we all have!

Overall, the bars are very good, the quality was great and the amount of cacao was great on all but the dark chocolate (for my taste). They were packaged very securely and had great packaging. Thanks to Theo Chocolates for the opportunity to review their wonderful product.

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

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