I'm hoping everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! As kids
make their way back into the classrooms, you can hear that
collective sigh from parents around the world. That sigh of
"after 3 months I have time to myself!"
If you're a teacher you're just getting back to work, how would you
like a free planner and folder samples? It's
one less thing you have to buy for the classroom. Just fill
in the form and pick the products you need (a school name is
required). Teachers can also get a free 24x36 "Huddle up with
a good book" poster. School name and address are required
on the form.
Now is a great time to get a free family portrait from Walmart.
It's hard to
believe – but some cosmetic companies still test their products on
animals. And plenty of companies still use chemicals and fillers in
their cosmetics even though organic, cruelty-free alternatives exist.
when I found out that my makeup was full of chemicals once tested on
bunnies, I decided to make the switch to cruelty-free natural cosmetics.
Here are some of my favorite brands.
I love the chilly air of Fall and Winter, but I hate what it does to my skin and hair. Now that weather is cooling down, I'm starting to notice some scaly, dry patches on my skin. Ugh!
As the seasons change, so should your beauty routine (put away the lightweight moisturizers). I went on a hunt for some of the new beauty products out there that would combat the dreadful winter weather in the coming months.
If you're big on saving money (and hey, you wouldn't be reading this blog if you weren't), you're probably a regular viewer of TLC's Extreme Couponing. We're fascinated with the show as well and have written a number of posts about the realities of extreme couponing, extreme couponing fraud and lawsuits and the backlash that's resulted from the show.
We've also posted about the beneficial aspect of the extreme couponing trend: the charitable giving that many of these couponers do with their bounty of products obtained at deep discount. It should be noted that the TV show is purposely "extreme" (as its name suggests) and these shopping hauls of 200 cups of yogurt and 87 tubes of toothpaste costing a mere 27 cents are not everyday occurrences. But you can achieve significant savings on groceries, personal care items and other household staples by employing some savvy strategies.
We've rounded up a list of 45 extreme couponing tips from our Savings.com DealPros to help you save money:
Some people unwind in the weirdest ways. I recently came across an article about a woman's experience with a milkweed facial. Milkweed is what caterpillars rest on before they turn into butterflies, and is supposed to have the same transformational effect on your skin. Apparently, it smells awful, however it's not uncommon for someone to endure such things for beauty.
There are lots of bizarre beauty treatments out there that people pay big bucks for. Read on about some of the other unusual ways people pamper themselves:
This week is all about women. You can get samples of L'Oreal Youth Code, some foot cream (it's sandal season!) and a sample of Giorgio Armani perfume. There are a few feminine product samples
available this week, liners and tampons. You can even score a Garnier shampoo and conditioner sample
from Garnier's Facebook page. I included a Breathe Right Strip sample so you can get your other half to stop
snoring so you can sleep better. Don't forget to grab a free Red Dress Pins to raise awareness of women's heart health.