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Posted: December 20, 2010

Right now on Zulily, you can score the cute Dollie & Me outfits for $16.99 – $18.49, regularly $36-$62!  The sizes are 2T – 6x, and it comes with a matching outfit for your daughter’s 18” doll.

They have tons of different outfits to choose from, including some cute church dresses.

Don’t forget to refer your friends to Zulily, because if they make a purchase, you get a $15 credit in your account!

Ask CCD Readers: Is this a great deal? I haven’t bought much doll clothes so I don’t know how much they run alone.

Thanks, Surviving the Stores!

Posted: December 15, 2010

I love swagbucks! Basically, how Swag Bucks works is you use them for your search engine. They are powered by Google and Sometimes when you search, you randomly will get a message “You’ve Won 7 Swagbucks” or some other amount. Sign up for Swagbucks here.  Right now, use code “JoinIn2010” to get 60 Swagbucks just for signing up!

Don’t forget you can get a Swagbuck every day at online polls.

Other ways to get Swagbucks:  watching videos, Special Offers, Surveys, Games, Trade-Ins, Shopping, getting any of the daily deals.

It takes 450 swags to get a $5 gift card – my brother is a typical guy doing searches for college, and gets 1 $5 gift card per month.  I get much more than that, since you can refer people and get points for referring people.  So refer your friends too!

Ask CCD Readers: Do you have any questions about Swagbucks? I’ll answer them for you!

Posted: December 15, 2010
43 has graciously given CCD readers a total of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates =$100 in gift cards total!

These can be used at any restaurant on their site. Right now, use code Take 80% off all purchases with code ‘CLEARANCE’ 12/21 through 12/25!

  • Gift Cards: These are physical gift cards mailed for free! Get a $25 Gift Card for $2 right now!
  • Gift Certificates: These are printed right off your home computer! Get a $25 Gift Certificate for $2 right now!
  • Dinner of the Month Club a 12 month package that comes with 12 $25 gift certificates and one FREE $50 gift certificate! The total for this package would be $120, but after you type in the promo code GIVE available—your total will drop down to just $24! Wahoo! That means you’re scoring $350 worth of dining certificates for ONLY $24!

Always read the fine print when you buy, sometimes the gift cards can only be used on certain days. Still a stellar deal though, especially if you are traveling during the holidays and want to try somewhere new.

The winners of the giveaway should email me and write up a short paragraph about how their experience with using their gift certificates went!

***You’ll score 30% cash back on your purchases if you go through ShopAtHome!

1 winner gets a professional teeth whitening Solar Bright whitening kit valued at $60 – makes teeth 8 shades brighter, from Eversave

The top 4 people with the most entries win:  $25 Gift Certificates EACH  (winners chosen by having the most entries)

Regardless of # of entries, all others are still eligible to win: 1 winner will get a solar bright teeth whitening kit worth $60! (winner chosen at random)

  • Entries are unlimited.
  • View how many entries you have in the giveaway!
  • To enter: enter your email in the box below and follow all the steps; it is easy to get lots of entries!
  • Get 5 extra entries for commenting on any post on my site: Leave a comment on any post on my site, just enter your “contest username” in the box underneath the comment box to get an extra entry! You can do this as many times as you want each day the giveaway is going on!   Entries are started at zero with each new giveaway, and we only have one giveaway going on at a time, so everyone starts with a fresh chance!

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***Entry form won’t appear in rss feeds – you must visit the site to enter.

Disclosure: Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends Dec. 21st 2010. All winners will be announced on my site and on my giveaways feed – they must email me to claim their prize. Gift certificates provided by and the teeth whitening kit I bought from Eversave (more…)

Posted: December 14, 2010

NoMoreRack is having a great giveaway promotion going on right now! All you have to do is send over 35 friends and have them register for NoMoreRack and “like” NoMoreRack on Facebook, and you’ll get an Ipod shuffle!

  • 35 friends = Ipod Shuffle
  • 65 friends = Apple TV
  • 100 friends = Ipod Nano
  • 400 friends = Ipad

CCD Readers Giveaway: Ipod Shuffle

Here’s how to enter to win:

  1. Register at NoMoreRack
  2. “Like” NoMoreRack on Facebook
  3. Come back here and leave a comment stating that you did both.

There are no extra entries for this giveaway.  Will end Dec. 16th at 11:59pm EST.  Winner will be selected using and notified via email. Thanks, NoMoreRack for this giveaway!

After you register for NoMoreRack, you can grab a link and start referring your friends too.

EVERYONE gets a  free $10 credit at No More

  • Just for signing up you’ll get a $10 credit! 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.
  • 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?

Posted: December 12, 2010

What is the best price for a D-Rex Dinosaur?

The new 2010 model of the D-Rex Dinosaur is $75 + Free shipping on, a pretty good deal considering it is regularly $149.99, and on amazon it is $105.99, marked down 44% from $149.99.  Is rated 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

PLUS use code KMART5OFF50 to get an extra $5 off, making the D-Rex only $70.00!

There is another D-Rex for $70 on, but that is last year’s model that doesn’t have all the new features.   I believe $70 for the new model is the best deal I’ve seen.

What is a D-Rex Dino?

  • D-Rex is the ultimate pet
  • Combines robotics, proprietary software and reptilian skin to create a lifelike appearance and behavior
  • Responds to voice and touch
  • Will attack and obey on command
  • A ferocious yet loyal dinosaur with an indpendent personality

Ask CCD Readers: Is this on your kid’s Christmas list this year?  I have girls so it is not on ours.

Posted: December 10, 2010

Electronics Savings Starting Saturday, Dec. 11:

  • Laptop for under $280 – For parents or children in need of a portable laptop, Walmart is offering the 15.6” Toshiba Satellite laptop with 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, AMD Sempron processor for $278.
  • E-Readers starting at under $100: Choose from a wide selection of some of the most in-demand eReaders including the 7” Sony eBook Reader, the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Kobo.

Electronics Savings Starting Sunday, Dec. 12:

  • $75 Bonus Gift Card with Xbox 360 – Buy an Xbox 360 for $299 and receive a bonus $75 Walmart Gift Card.
  • Up to $399 savings on Sony HDTV PS3 Bundle Bundle up with a 46” Sony LED HDTV plus the Blu-ray capable PS3 console for $998 (a $399 savings).  Also available for $798 is the 40” Sony LED HDTV plus Blu-ray capable PS3 console (a $299 savings).

Bop It Bounce, $13.29 on Rollback (Walmart emailed me to say the official price is $15, but some stores may have it at $13.29!)
$5/1 Hasbro Game (Includes Bop It Bounce) printable
$5/1 Select Games, exp. 12-19-10 (SS 12/05/10)
Final Price = $8.29 ea. after coupon!

While you are in Walmart, make sure to take my Walmart list of 100 deals, 22 freebies!

Ask CCD Readers: What’s the best deal? In my opinion, that is a screaming deal for a laptop with 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive and that screen size!

Posted: December 10, 2010

Select Old Navy Performance Fleece Tops will be on sale for just $5 each tomorrow (Saturday, 12/11) in-stores only.

These will be available while supplies last, limit 5 per customer. Find an Old Navy location near you.

Thanks, A Thrifty mom

Ask CCD Readers: Do  you think they’re cute? I am loving the retro brown one with sparkle circles.

Posted: December 9, 2010

When you are going to Rite Aid this week to score these amazing rite aid deals, you may want to do this:

Buy 3 Garnier HerbaShine Hair Colors $5.99 = $17.97
Buy 1 Garnier Face Wash $5.46
Buy 2 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers 2/$6
Buy 1 Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 13 oz. $3.33
Total = $32.76

Use the $3/$20 rite aid coupon
Use 3 $3/1 HerbaShine coupons from the 9/12 RP or 11/7 RP or herbashine printable
Use the $2/1 Herbashine November Video Values Coupon
Use the $2/1 Cleanser or moisturizer coupon from the 12/5 RP
Use the $2/1 Garnier Skin Care November Video Values Coupon
Use 2 $1/1 Garnier Hair Care coupons from the 11/7 RP or 12/5 RP or garnier printable
Use the $1/1 Garnier Fructis November Video Values Coupon
Use the $0.50/1 Garnier Fructis December Video Values Coupon
Use the $1/1 Anti-Dandruff coupon
Use the $2/1 Anti-Dandruff November Video Values Coupon
Pay $8.26
Get back a $10 +Up Reward AND a $5 +Up Reward
Final Price=  all of the above FREE + a $6.76 moneymaker!

Ask CCD Readers: Do you print video values, even if you don’t need them? That would have to be the case with these since November’s aren’t available to print anymore.

Thanks, The Coupon Posse, Coupon Love

Posted: April 21, 2010

UPDATE: After posting on their Facebook Page, they did get back to me and sent me my dress! It’s pretty cute too.

I ordered a dress back in February from Shabby Apple – it’s now April. And I don’t have my dress. After several phone calls to the company, around 20 emails, I have no dress. I am not sure if they went out of business or what happened, but I would recommend you NEVER order a product from them. Worst customer service EVER!!!!

I haven’t gotten a new dress in 4 years.  I’m just not a dress up person and I wear the same skirt to church every Sunday. So for me to buy a new dress was a big deal.  And their dresses looked so cute, I was very excited to have my husband help me pick one out for my birthday.  Yet here it is, two months later and still no dress.  I’m beyond upset and I wish I had paid with Paypal so I could file a dispute and get my money back.

I was mostly excited to find stylish, modest dresses. These are not easy to come by.  So if you can recommend another company that makes dresses like these, let me know!

Ask CCD Readers: Any companies that have rubbed you the wrong way?

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