Friday, October 5, 2012

The Bzzz About Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and Fragrance Mist

As a member of BzzAgent, I am sometimes given the opportunity to try new products.  Most recently I was sent coupons for a free Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and a free Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist.  

When I went to pick out the scent I most wanted to try of these Glade Expressions products, I admit I was a little hesitant when I saw the available scents.  The only one that appealed to me even a little was the Fuji Apple and Cardamom Spice, and I wasn't too sure about that one.  While I love the scent of apples, once you add a spice scent of any kind, the apple scent usually takes a backseat.  Not only do I not particularly LIKE the scent of spice, it tends to leave me with a headache.  After thinking about it a bit, I did decide to try it, in hopes that the Cardamom Spice would not overshadow the Fuji Apple.

Once I opened the products at home, I realized that the main scent I smelled was actually apple!  I was absolutely thrilled at the scent, and then to see that the black and white of the Oil Diffuser matched my kitchen was just the icing on the cake!

My only complaint about the Oil Diffuser is that the scent does not carry very far.  While it smells really good in the area surrounding it in the kitchen, it does not really drift very far from that particular area.  That area, however, smells yummy!

The Fragrance Mist probably won't last very long in my home.  Every time I turn around, one of the kids has got it and is spraying it all around.  As much as I like it, they seem to like it just as much or maybe even more!  It's wonderful to have the scent of Autumn in the house anytime we want it.

I could not be happier with these products (well, unless the diffuser diffused a little more, LOL!) and I am really glad that I made myself try this particular scent.  I am looking even more forward to Autumn since I have a house that already smells like it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free? Yes, thank you!

About two weeks ago, I decided to start doing the "5 a Day" project.  Basically this is where you choose 5 companies a day to send an email to, be it a compliment or a complaint or just a story about how your family uses their product.  I don't actually ask for coupons, but they do send them a lot of the time just as a courtesy for taking the time to contact them.  You can see more information on my previous blog post HERE!

In less than two weeks, here is what I have received in the mail, without asking for it:

Here is a list of what I received, thus far:

  • Pepsi:  4 coupons for .50/1, plus a sticker sheet 
  • Purex:  packet of Dial coupons (.35/Dial Soap, .50/Purex, $1/Purex Crystals, etc...)
  • Turkey Hill:  packet of coupons ($1/tea, $1/dairy products, etc...)
  • Fresh Step Cat Litter:  coupon for $2.50/1
  • Duncan Hines:  Coupon for $1.00/3 (not great, but still a coupon!)
  • Maruchen/Ramen:  3 coupons ~ .50/24 packs, .50/8 Yakisoba, .50/12 Instant Lunch (again, not great, but still!)
  • Mrs. Freshley's:  2 coupons for free products (this was a complaint about some donuts we bought that were bad)
  • Glade:  2 coupons for a free Glade product plus a coupon booklet  (this was a complaint about a broken Sense and Spray)
  • Gillette Venus:  coupon for a package of 4 free Venus cartridges (they said it was a one time thing)
  • Kettle Chips:  free bag
  • Otis Spunkmeyer:  free package of frozen cookie dough
  • Nathan's Hotdogs:  coupon for free package plus two $1/2 coupons
  • King Arthur Flour:  coupon for free 5lb bag of flour plus .55 coupon
Not a bad haul for taking a minute or so to send an email to products that our family enjoys!  If this is something you want to try, just check out my previous blog post for details HERE!  

I am definitely going to keep sending emails when I have a spare minute or two.  Some companies reply with an email telling you they are going to send you coupons, some tell you they don't send coupons, some simply say "thanks" and some don't reply at all.

Don't get discouraged, just keep emailing and watching your coupons started arriving two days after I sent my first emails and it has definitely made checking the mail more fun!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coupons, coupons and more coupons!

Today I started back on my "5 A Day" project.  No, it does not involve fruits and vegetables (though this is another 5 A Day I need to work on!).  This "5 A Day" is where you pick 5 companies each day and send them an email about their products.  You can compliment them, tell them a story that centers around their products or even send a complaint if you have one.  Some people ask for coupons, others don't.  I typically don't simply because when I have done this in the past I have received emails telling me that they don't honor email coupon requests.  However when I simply compliment their products, I would say 7 out of 10 times I get coupons in the mail!

Here is a link to where I first read about the "5 A Day" project.  

She has a wonderful blog and even has spreadsheets that you can download that include the websites for over 400 companies that you can email, and there is a place in the spreadsheets to note when you contacted them and to note what you received from them.  It's good to keep track of this so you know when it's "safe" to contact the companies again ~ usually wait about 6 months between emails.  You can also see pictures of all of the amazing coupons that she has received from various companies.

Since I am so far behind on this, I sent more than 5 emails is a list of who I contacted:

Duncan Hines
Fresh Step Cat Litter
Gillette Venus
Glade (this was a complaint about a product that was damaged when I opened it)
Jose Ole
Kettle Chips
King Arthur Flour
Nathan's Hot Dogs
Sally Hansen
State Fair Corndogs
Turkey Hill

I will let you know when I start receiving things from these companies, and in the meantime, check out the website above and download a makes it super easy.  

Don't forget to let me know who you contact and whether they send you anything!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Free Valspar Paint Sample!

Beginning today, Valspar will be giving away 750 samples of paint every day for 31 days.  I received this last year and it was an awesome came with everything you see here:

It might take a few days to get through, but it's definitely worth trying!

 Free Paint!


The Milk Mustache Campaign is offering a great coupon for a FREE GALLON OF MILK when you purchase three breakfast items!  I saw where some purchased three small packages of cookies (with coupons) and got those plus a gallon of milk for $1.24!!  (Cookies aren't my idea of breakfast food, but to each his own, LOL!)

They are giving away 10,000 coupons through March 3rd, so check it as soon as you get up!  I was just able to print my coupon, but I can't guarantee that they aren't already gone for today.

What a great coupon ~ not much better than FREE MILK!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Babies R Us: 2 Day Diaper Sale ~ Huggies for $1!!

If you have little ones, you will definitely want to check this out:

Babies R Us: 2 Day Diaper Sale ~ Huggies for $1!!

From what I am reading, it also works at Toys R Us! I am going to try to get there today to try it and will update later today.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Snackpicks Coupons!

Kellogg's has put out a new Snackpicks newsletter today and, as usual, there are some great printable coupons available!

As of right now, these coupons are available to print:

.75 off any ONE package of Keebler Granola Fudge Bars
$1.00 off TWO packages of Keebler Town House Crackers
$1.00 off TWO packages of Kellogg's FiberPlus chewy bars
$1.00 off TWO packages of Keebler and/or Sunshine multi-packs
$1.00 off TWO packages of Keebler cookies

You'll have to sign up for their site, or just sign in if you have a Kellogg All-K Pass (which works on several different Kellogg sites), then you can print the coupons. I get an email from them everytime they have new coupons available. Definitely worth it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kids Eat Free at Chili's today!

Good only for today, July 20, 2011, get a free kids meal when you purchase an adult entree! Check it out HERE!

Also, if you haven't already joined the Chili's e-mail club, be sure and do that now and receive a coupon for FREE CHIPS AND QUESO!