blogger

Posted: February 5, 2011
17

It’s the last day to enter all our giveaways!  Here’s the ones with lowest entries/highest chances to win:

Consumer Queen did all her giveaways in ONE post – meaning you enter once for ALL giveaways.  She has under 900 total entries, for $1,400 in prizes and around 25 winners!  That’s some pretty good odds!

My Watches giveaway for 3 winners to get cute watches only has 65 entries!

My Crio Bru giveaway for 3 winners getting $70 gift gift baskets only has 150 entries, so the odds are high on that one as well!  And that’s a fill-out-a-form one so hop over and enter in seconds.

Here’s a re-cap of all my giveaways:

UTAH BONUS: 3 Winners Get 4 Packs Disney on Ice Tickets!

#1
#2
$50 Gift Code to
ProFlowers
#3
#4
#5
#6
$100 Gift Card to
The Vintage Pearl
#7
#8
#9
#10
#11
#12
Crio Bru
Valentine’s Gift Basket
#13
#14
#15
#16
#17 (Exclusive to CCD)
$90 CSN Stores Gift Card

Don’t forget to enter on the rest of the blogger’s sites:

The Prudent Patron
Consumer Queen
Saving Money Plan
This Frugal Life
Moms Need to Know
Freebies 2 Deals
CuckooForCouponDeals

Posted: February 4, 2011
43

UPDATE: Giveaway is over!  Kirsty92@…com won!

Those of you who follow my blog know I am a CSN Preferred Blogger. That means I get to giveaway $90 gift codes to ANY CSN Store about once a month or so! I always look forward to these because this is like a “blank check” for my readers.

Literally, there are over 200 CSN stores and you can use the code on any one of them, meaning you can get anything you want! CSN Stores have everything from office furniture to kids clothes. So I know whoever wins this giveaway will be stoked!

Giveaway: 1 Winner Gets a $90 CSN Gift Card!

*NEW* Fill out the form to enter the giveaway! No comments required for this giveaway.

Mandatory entry: What is your favorite store on www.csnstores.com/ourstores?

Optional entries:

  • Grab our button and place it on the sidebar or blogroll of your blog/site. Leave a link to your site.
  • Blog about this giveaway and link it back to here (3 extra entries)

Once you are ready to enter, fill out the form (form won’t appear in rss feed – must visit the site to fill it out!):

 

Make sure you visit the other blogger’s participating in the Valentine’s Giveaway Spectacular for a chance to win over $7000.00 in prizes:

The Prudent Patron
Consumer Queen
Saving Money Plan
This Frugal Life
Moms Need to Know
Freebies 2 Deals
CuckooForCouponDeals

This giveaway will end on February 9th at midnight eastern time. Must be 18+ and a US or Canadian resident. Each sponsor is responsible for sending out their prize to the winner. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The sponsors are providing all the products given away. Winner will be chosen using a third party site, random.org, contacted by email and announced on my homepage & giveaways feed; winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.
Posted: February 3, 2011
171

I got an email just 2 days ago from Irrum at NoMoreRack asking if I wanted to do a giveaway. I LOVE No More Rack so of course I agreed!

NoMoreRack has new deals that start at noon EST, 10am MST. You need to be there right when they start, because they are so hot the good deals go fast!

What makes them even hotter is that when you sign up, you get a FREE $10 credit in your account! And you get $5 for every friend you refer who makes their first purchase.

It’s a little tricky to use that $10 credit – I want to make sure you get it:

How to get free $10 credit at  No More Rack.com:

  • Just for signing up you’ll get a $10 credit! Write Down the Code Given on the Sign Up Page. It looks like every code is different now. Click on the “My Profile” tab (top right side) to see your credit- if you don’t see it, click on “Redeem Gift Card” under “My Profile” and enter code p1078 or P1070 or P1071 or whichever code it gave you.
  • Then choose the option you are buying (you must have $20 or more in cart to use the $10 credit!)  Shipping is always $2 flat rate.
  • Click on the big green button “click here to apply credit to your order”. I included a screen shot below since it’s in a weird place and kinda hard to find –clear over to the bottom left.

Isn’t that apply the $10 credit in a random place –at the bottom left?

Giveaway: 3 Winners Each Get Watches from NoMoreRack!

  • Details on watches: Sparkling cubic zirconia brings elegance to a sporty silicone band
  • Comfy band is a perfect fit for every wrist
  • Glittering cubic zirconia bezel
  • Quartz crystal decorations on face
  • Stainless steel backing with lead free silvery white metal’
  1. To enter: Leave a comment on this post letting us know what your favorite deal today is on NoMoreRack.com!

Check out my Valentine’s Giveaways HERE:

Monday:
Pro-Flowers – $50 Gift Card
Keurig Special Edition Coffee & Hot Chocolate Maker $139 Value
Indi Custom Shirts w/ Cuffs – $90 Gift Card

Tuesday:
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory- I Love Lucy Gift Basket $100 Value
Eco Foil Cooking Trays – 3 Winners get $50 EACH
The Vintage Pearl – $100 in Pearls or Other Jewelry!

Wednesday:
Cooking.com – 3 winners get $25 Gift Cards
Plastic Jungle – $25 Gift Card
Mrs. Cavanugh’s – 4 winners get $25 1 lb Chocolate Boxes.

Thursday:
Shari’s Berries – $50 Gift Card
Savings.com – $50 Gift Card
Crio Bru – 3 Winners get $70 Value Chocolate Gift Baskets
Fannie Mae – $50 in chocolate & popcorn
Hallmark – Recordable storybook

+ More coming!

Make sure you visit the other blogger’s participating for a chance to win over $7000.00 in prizes:

The Prudent Patron
Consumer Queen
Saving Money Plan
This Frugal Life
Moms Need to Know
Freebies 2 Deals
CuckooForCouponDeals

This giveaway will end on February 9th at midnight eastern time. Must be 18+ and a US or Canadian resident. Each sponsor is responsible for sending out their prize to the winner. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The sponsors are providing all the products given away. Winner will be chosen using a third party site, random.org, contacted by email and announced on my homepage & giveaways feed; winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.
Posted: February 2, 2011
385


We’re just getting started!  I absolutely love cooking.com because they have all the brands I trust and you can find great deals and discount codes to use on their site!

I browsed their cookware section and stumbled into the apple peeler I own! I love it because it’s only $20, and it peels and slices and cores apples, plus you can use it to peel potatoes!  My daughters love peeled, sliced apples for snacks.

Giveaway: 1 CCD Reader gets a $25 Cooking.com Gift Card, and 2 Blog Giveaway facebook fans get $25 Cooking.com Gift Cards!

PLUS each blog has another $25 gift card to giveaway! So many ways to win…

Mandatory: Leave a comment ON THIS POST to enter to win:

  1. Let me know what you would get on Cooking.com if you won!

EXTRA ENTRIES (PLEASE LEAVE A NEW COMMENT ON THIS POST FOR EACH):

  1. Follow Cooking.com on Facebook
  2. Subscribe in a reader or by Email for Cuckoo Deals Full Feed
  3. Follow our Blog Giveaways Spectacular page on Facebook

 

Check out my  other Valentine’s Giveaways:

Monday:
Pro-Flowers – $50 Gift Card
Keurig Special Edition Coffee & Hot Chocolate Maker $139 Value
Indi Custom Shirts w/ Cuffs – $90 Gift Card

Tuesday:
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory- I Love Lucy Gift Basket $100 Value
Eco Foil Cooking Trays – 3 Winners get $50 EACH
The Vintage Pearl – $100 in Pearls or Other Jewelry!

Wednesday:
Cooking.com – 3 winners get $25 Gift Cards
Plastic Jungle – $25 Gift Card
Mrs. Cavanugh’s – 4 winners get $25 1 lb Chocolate Boxes.

+ 8 more coming!

Make sure you visit the other blogger’s participating for a chance to win over $7000.00 in prizes:

The Prudent Patron
Consumer Queen
Saving Money Plan
This Frugal Life
Moms Need to Know
Freebies 2 Deals
CuckooForCouponDeals

This giveaway will end on February 5th at midnight eastern time. Must be 18+ and a US or Canadian resident. Each sponsor is responsible for sending out their prize to the winner. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The companies are providing all the products given away. Winner will be chosen using a third party site, random.org, contacted by email and announced on my homepage & giveaways feed; winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.
Posted: February 1, 2011
676

I had never heard of The Vintage Pearl, but they are really a great place to look for beautiful, unique jewelry with names or initials put on them.  Their jewelry is very high quality!  And I’m  a sucker for pearls -I love the pearls added on the charm necklaces.

Their necklaces start at $25 and that includes an initialed charm and pearl!  If you’ve got a big family $100 will get you an 8 charm necklace with initials, plus you’ll have $20 to spare!

Just for Valentine’s Giveaway Spectacular readers, use code “VDG15” for 15% off any order placed by midnight February 4th!  These would make a great personalized Valentine’s present!

Giveaway: 1 Winner Gets $100 The Vintage Pearl.com Gift Card!

Mandatory: Leave a comment ON THIS POST to enter to win:

  1. Let us know what your favorite item is on The Vintage Pearl.com!

EXTRA ENTRIES (PLEASE LEAVE A NEW COMMENT ON THIS POST FOR EACH):

  1. Become a fan of The Vintage Pearl on Facebook
  2. Follow The Vintage Pearl on Twitter
  3. Follow CCD on Twitter.
  4. Follow CCD on Facebook
  5. Update your status on Facebook:I just entered to win @CuckooForC0uponDeals Valentine’s Giveaway Spectacular! http://tinyurl.com/49fglxf ~ Ends 02/05
  6. Follow our Blog Giveaways Spectacular page on Facebook

 

Check out my Valentine’s Giveaways HERE

Make sure you visit the other blogger’s participating for a chance to win over $7000.00 in prizes:

The Prudent Patron
Consumer Queen
Saving Money Plan
This Frugal Life
Moms Need to Know
Freebies 2 Deals
CuckooForCouponDeals

This giveaway will end on February 5th at midnight eastern time. Must be 18+ and a US or Canadian resident. Each sponsor is responsible for sending out their prize to the winner. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. The sponsors are providing all the products given away. Winner will be chosen using a third party site, random.org, contacted by email and announced on my homepage & giveaways feed; winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.
Posted: December 13, 2010
8

I love all the freebies Harbor Freight offers their customers! Right now you can print a coupon for a free 6 piece screwdriver set – no purchase necessary! Great stocking stuffer 🙂

Checkout Harbor Freight’s store locator to see if their is a Harbor Freight near you!

Thanks, Freebie Blogger!

Posted: December 10, 2010
12

Well I’m a little late on this, but P&G is donating a one day supply of water to a person in need for every verified click on the “Click to Donate Water” button and share made in the widget.

  1. Enter your email
  2. Click on the link it sends you to verify your email – you only have to do this once!
  3. Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter – that counts as one extra say donated!  Tell your friends to come here: //www.cuckooforcoupondeals.com/freebies-2/donate-a-day-of-clean-water/
  4. Come back daily and click!

If I get 1,000 clicks I get $50 to give back to my readers as a giveaway! You can click once per day.  I’ll re-post this daily to remind you  – just one click is all it takes to help someone in need. I know during the holidays some people get feeling down because they don’t have a lot to give; here’s a great way to give for free!

I may receive gift cards from P&G Give Health for posting this on my blog and P&G did provide me with the information to create this post. But I think telling companies to donate is a great idea and I’d be sharing this program with you even if no incentive was provided.

Posted: August 5, 2010
0



At GraveyardMall.com — SCORE get 80% off all their clearance items today!!!

Just click on the clearance box in the middle of their home page to see what items qualify for the additional 80% discount. And then use coupon code shipbyseptember to get the discount. You must be willing to wait for your order to ship until September.

This makes their low prices turn into unbelievable deals! They have all sorts of items in their clearance section so it’s definitely worth checking out. Shipping is $5.95, so you’ll want to calculate that price in when deciding if this is a good deal for you.

Happy Deal Happy Baby, the blogger who emailed MSM, said she snagged $235 worth of stuff for just $16 shipped!

Posted: July 8, 2010
2

Like Napster on Facebook, then leave them a message about the first Concert you went to! Who did you see, what year and where? Everyone who comments on their facebook will receive a FREE 1GB Creative Zen MP3 player.  This deal is only on Wednesdays!

After you post your message on their Facebook wall, email your name and address to blogger@napster.com

Thanks mojosavings!

Posted: July 8, 2010
2

So this post should have been the first one, sorry.

Here’s part 1, 2, 3, & 4 if you are new to the Wanna Be A Blogger series.

I forgot to say the very first things you must do to be a blogger!

1.  Go to WordPress.com and create your blog. It will start out as blogname.wordpress.com, but once you buy your domain name you will be able to take the .wordpress off.


2.   Buy all domain names similar to yours. If someone spells your domain name wrong, where will they end up? Look at the example above! I own lots of domains, including CuckooCouponDeals.com.  If you type it in to a web browser, it re-directs you to CuckooForCouponDeals.com.  Redirects are great if your site becomes popular- another company can’t swoop in and steal traffic by getting a very similar domain name that people end up at when they miss-spell your site name.  Once you buy your domain name, and all ones similar to it, you can choose the one you like best and have the rest re-direct to that new domain.    It is actually kinda complicated; here is an in-depth article on redirecting.

3.   Don’t go to blogger.com or blogspot.com to start your blog. Don’t even think about it! Blogger has so many problems I don’t know where to start.   It is hard to customize, the plugins are not as sophisticated and easy to customize, javascript on blogger is restricted, and I could go on and on.  Just do wordpress.  You will not regret it! I can not count how many blogs start out on Blogger then go through the big process of moving over to WordPress.

4.  Create your logo. I once emailed a company asking for quotes on designing my site.  They said, well it will be $250, and you need to go to iStockPhoto.com and pick out an image for your logo.  I thought, well if they are just using an iStockphoto then I can do that! So I did.  I bought the photo, created some text to go with it in Photoshop, and wah-laa, saved $250.00.  You can download Photoshop for 30 days free is you don’t own it; however, I had extensive training in Photoshop in college.  Unless you have used it previously or had training, you probably will not be able to use it to create your logo.  If you don’t have photoshop or editing skills, you can use LogoEase to get a free logo.

Now if I can ever get a designer to re-do my blog for free in exchange for a review I would do it in a heartbeat.  But for now my blog is designer-free and I am okay with that.  I still would wait until you have been blogging at least 6 months before you hire a designer.   1/2 of all blogs die in 6 months, once people realize how hard they are to make successful.  You don’t want to fork over a lot of dough and then decide blogging isn’t for you. Also, you won’t know for sure what categories and sidebar images you want until you’ve been around awhile.  Definitely hold off on the designer until you know what you want -you don’t want to have it re-designed in 2 months!  And if you find a fantastic, creative designer (creative as in financing- will trade design work for an ad on my blog), let me know… I am frugal after all!

UPDATE: after one year of blogging I did finally get a new logo – about 1/2 the price of most blogs! I got it at 99designs.com

5.  Create your blog button:

Standard size is 150 x 150 pixels.

  • Upload your button to your site
  • Copy the URL (link) of that image and paste it in notepad for later use
  • Add a new HTML widget to your blog.
  • Create a “grab my button” widget with the following code in your widget:

<center><img src=”http://YOURSITENAME.com/button.jpg”><textarea style=”width: 100%; height: 100px” name=”textfield”><center><a title=”Blog Name” href=”http://YOURSITENAME.com”><img border=”0? src=”http://YOURSITENAME.com/button.jpg”></a></center></textarea></center>

Now your button will appear on your sidebar, with a text area below it for other bloggers to grab the code and insert it in their own blog!

Please note: You must place your own blog’s information where necessary in the paragraph above. In other words, http://YOURSITENAME. should actually be YOUR blog’s web address and everywhere it says button.jpg is should be the entire link you copied into your notepad for your button link earlier.

Make sure to go to every blog you like and email them to ask if they want to exchange buttons.  It’s a great way to get started getting new people to find out about your site!

5.  Create your icon – HowBits has a great tutorial here on how to do it free & install it on your site! Your icon is the image that appears next to your name on bookmarks, on internet tabs, and on RSS feeds.  Here is my icon : Notice the icon size is 16 x 16 pixels, this is the only size an icon can be and it must be in .ico format.   I would suggest using no words, since they would be difficult to read at that tiny size.

Well now you’ve got a descent looking site! That’s just the beginning of blogging.   I have tons more ideas on topics to cover, but would love for you to email any questions about blogging that you have so I could answer those!

Posted: June 28, 2010
1

I get emails from people asking how to get in the “product review” business. You have to start off with small products and get followers, then work your way up.  That’s the short answer.  I’ll write a whole article in my “Wanna be a blogger series” when I get time.

For now, here is a great review site that they are accepting applicants for – Giant Wave Pool – even if your blog is new, you still have  a good chance of getting this review!  Also, you don’t have to have a review blog specifically.   You should find out within about 2 days, let me know if you get to review Neutrogena Sunblock!

Posted: June 22, 2010
0

Wow this is cool! Remember when I did  a review of Skin MD Skincare? Now they have a short 6 question survey here to fill out to get a free sun care sample.  Where it says “enter the blogger that referred you” if you could put Cuckoo for Coupon Deals that would be awesome, one of our readers will win 2 Free bottles of their sun care ($43 value).

Thanks for letting my blog get involved, MojoSavings!

February 5, 2011
February 4, 2011
February 3, 2011
February 2, 2011
February 1, 2011
December 13, 2010
December 10, 2010
August 5, 2010
July 8, 2010
July 8, 2010
June 28, 2010
June 22, 2010
Recent Comments
Recent Comments
[decent_comments show_date=true max_excerpt_words=10 pingback=false trackback=false /]