Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another FREE READ & more wins

Dear Diary,
I spotted this a few days ago on the forums that I go to pretty much on a daily basis. So of course I had to share it with you, but please don't tell anyone else.
There is an extremely good chance for you to acquire a book 'The Girls' by Lori Lansens if you visit Chatelaine magazine on August 24th at 10 a.m. Apparently they are giving away 10,000 of these books but like anything else that's free, they'll be gone in no time. So be there or forget about it...

Also a few more wins to tell you about; ds aka darling son won a gift card loaded with $50 bucks (that should help with his back to school needs) and I won an Olympic toque and pack of tattoos and a subscription to Dogs in Canada magazine. Woo Hoo! And on an even better note I won $100 worth of Lindt chocolate! I'll bet you want to be my frugal friend now!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nielsen Homescan

Dear Diary,
There's something I wanted to share with you; another something that I do that's part of my whole frugal scheme. And I'm not saying that it's something you should do; that's entirely up to you my friend. I will not in any way, shape or form be responsible for your cursing if indeed you do decide to do what I do.
You may ask well what is it that you do? Well Dear Diary, I'm a Neilsen Homescanner
As part of this panel, I scan my groceries and pretty much everything I buy (with a scanner sent to me from the company) and once a week I transmit my data to them. And in return for my work, I receive points that can be redeemed for rewards from a catalogue. I also get points for surveys that I complete for them online.
And that is basically what I do Dear Diary.
I've been doing this now for almost a year and to be honest Dear Diary, sometimes this scanner drives me crazy. Just so you know.
And I do often wonder how long it will take me to earn enough points for something that I really want; maybe I'll be old and grey and no longer have a need for what I wanted in the first place. Sometimes I wish they would reward you with gift cards of your choice instead.
Anyhow for now I'm sticking with the program and I'll keep you posted on my eventual rewards.
Oh and by the way, you do get more points after you've been with the panel for awhile and there is always a chance of winning cash prizes when you do your weekly transmission.
Dear Diary, surely if you know me well enough, you must realize that the carrot that dangles before me is what keeps me going.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Winnings & Free Product Offer

Dear Diary,
Have a few things to tell you about today.
First of all, received a Beauty Prize pack that I won awhile back. The prize included a book on how to make green beauty products as well as a couple of products from Petite Marie Organics (a cleanser made with aloe, fennel, rose, calendula and olives and a skin cream made with aloe, wheatgrass, calendula and oats). Can't wait to try them out!
Also won a bunch of Scott's Lawn Care products but haven't received as of yet. And a couple of days ago I had a winning day cause I won a gift card for McD's as well as a “Girls’ Night In Party Prize Pack" which contains the following:
(1) $15 iTunes Gift Card
(1) $10 Blockbuster Gift Card
(2) packages of Veet® “My First Time” Wax Strips ( guess I have no excuse to be hairy anymore)
(2) packages of Veet® “My First Time” Cream
(1) Tote Bag
(4) Slippers
(1) box of Crunch & Munch
(1) bag of M&Ms
Oh and I also received a free Purex sample in the mail.
Now that I've told you about my winnings how bout a free sample?? I heard it elsewhere but I'm sharing this with just you. Receive a fpc ( free product coupon) for Clover Leaf when you register with them and do a very brief survey.