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Couponing & Reviewing in Texas

Couponing & Reviewing in Texas: August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Top 5 Extreme Couponing Mishaps

This is why our motto is not Extreme Couponing, but Extreme Savings!!

Confrontations. Arrests. Thievery.   Sounds like a movie or LMN show, right? Wrong. These can be found in any local and national news stories, surrounding one of the most harmless activities out there: couponing.
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Creative Changes Rewarding Kids Kit Review & Giveaway

My daughter is 7 years old and has really gotten into doing chores and earning rewards (like allowance or toys) and we always had to make simple checklist, but it was difficult to find a chart that would track chores daily and weekly. I found Creative Changes and requested an opportunity to review their Rewarding Kids Kit and am I ever glad I did!

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Get Your Frebreze Set & Refresh for $.79

Yes, you read it right, $.79 Febreze Set & Refresh!!

Here's the deets:

Kroger has Febreze Set & Refresh for $1.79
(price match this at Wal-Mart)

Use the $1.00/1 from the Organize Your Life or 8/28 P&G
FINAL PRICE:  $.79...oh YEAH  can't beat that..

From August 22, 2011

Bounce It Off Millions

Do you have a life question that you are seeking advice on?

Well, Bounce is offering you a chance to get advice from millions.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Montagne Jeunesse Review

When I was a teenager (and we won't say how long ago this was) I LOVED to put either mud masks or peel masks on my face!  I love the way my face felt clean and tight after the mask did it's job.  Well I'm a little (just a little) older than those teenage years and I haven't thought of putting a facial mask on my face in years, that is why I was so excited to review Montagne Jeunesse face scrubs and masks.

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Chevy Traverse Review Starting Oct. 5th

I just received my confirmation yesterday that I was selected to test drive and review the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse Diamond White!!  I'm so excited!  35 bloggers around the DFW area were selected to test drive the Traverse for 2 weeks and posts reviews throughout that time frame.

I tell you, I've had so much fun doing reviews and I've been receiving some awesome products, and now I get to drive a brand new Traverse for 2 weeks!!

I get to pick the car up during the State Fair of Texas in Dallas on October 5th and I can't wait!!

Stay posted..

From August 22, 2011

The Peaceful Housewife Natural Cleaner Recipes Review & Giveaway (9/17)

The Peaceful Housewife Natural Cleaning Products E-book

You know I used to not pay attention when someone would talk or write about cleaners or anything you could make at home to use instead of buying chemical-filled cleaners at the store, but in reading The Peaceful Housewife's Natural Cleaning Products ebook, I found that I can use stuff I already have a home and make GREAT cleaners.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Zoobie Review and Giveaway (9/16)

I've been seeing these cute little Zoobie pets around the blog world and I was so excited to get a chance to review one of these.  I chose to review Hada the Hippo and yes, she is as cute in person has she is in this photo.

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Step 4 Kids Modern Manuscript Review and Giveaway (9/15)

Step4Kids to Write Modern Manuscript is on the Booklist "Top Videos for Students" list (August 2011), the Steps4Kids to Write Modern Manuscript is the third award winning instructional handwriting DVD brought to you by the Steps4Kids team. With approximately 90 minutes of handwriting support, this instructional handwriting DVD will help your emerging writer learn how to write the slanted printing style (also known as "modern manuscript"/similar to D'Nealian® or McDougal, Littell®) using visual modeling and easy-to-follow verbal instructions. "For schools where handwriting is taught, this excellent instructional shows kids how to write modern manuscript letters and help transition to cursive letters."(Booklist, review by Sue Ellen Beauregard)

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fun Weekend for my Reviewer Presley

Well my #1 reviewer took this weekend off and had some SUPER FUN with her you can see by this awesome pic my mom sent me.  No worries, she will be back to reviewing with me after school tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will be reviewing a DVD that helps her learn pre-cursive writing..don't forget to stop back by and check it out!

From August 22, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Almost Halloween Time!!

Baby Costumes from

That's right, it's almost Halloween and I can't WAIT!! I LOVE IT!! To our family, Halloween is all about dressing up and trick or treating - nothing creepy..I came across Halloween and and it's a great site. This will be Hank's first Halloween and I think him and Presley are going to have themed costumes..maybe Little BoPeep and her sheep???

If you love it like I do, go here now and check these out!

Halloween and Costumes is also having a "Cutest Baby Photo Contest" through August 31st.. Enter HERE for a chance to win $75 for 1st place, $50 to 2nd, $25 to 3rd. 

Everyone that enters wins something!!!

Well, I got Hank's "Little Monster" costume in and I'll let his picture speak for itself - - is he not the CUTEST monster EVER!!  I couldn't get him to look at the camera because he did not know what was happening.

I have to tell you the customer service at HalloweenandCostumes was terrific.  They responded to my requests and questions and had my product shipped within 24 hours.  When I opened the package it was even cuter (if that is possible) than the picture.  You guys know how that goes sometimes - something (especially Halloween costumes) look so cute on package; and when you open it your completely disappointed...well that is not the case with HalloweenandCostumes, the costume I received is high quality and exceeded my expectations.

If your looking for high quality at reasonable priced costumes for you or your little ones, HalloweenandCostumes is for you!  Presley has already picked out her "Princess Peach" costume.

HalloweenandCostumes has the best infant Halloween costumes and you will not be disappointed, but if you are, the customer service agents are's more pictures of Hank to show off his costume.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview 8/28

From August 22, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Amy Adele Personal Calling Card Reviews

I got the chance to review Amy Adele's Personalized Calling Cards and the only difficult thing about ordering these was deciding what theme to use. 

After looking and looking, I decided to use the Red Christmas Ball Personal Calling Cards has tags for my Christmas Gifts.

Well, Amy Adele's website is super easy to use and the personalization process is easy as well. 

There are numerous fonts and sizes to choose from so that your personalized calling cards are exactly what you want!  After placing my order, the shipment arrived within 4-5 days.  As you can see they are packaged in a super cute little bag and I was very impressed with the quality of the cards. 

The cards are made of quality card stock and the printing and images are great color quality.

You can purchase your own Amy Adele's Personal Calling Cards online and prices are dependant upon type of card and number purchased.

If you are in need of any type of cards, invitations, labels, etc. I would definately logon to Amy Adele's website and order today!

From August 22, 2011
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Designer Liners Review & Giveaways

Designer Liners are my new favorite household item!!

I didn't know what to expect when I found the opportunity to review Designer Liners, but I tell you they are SUPER CUTE!  The bags are actually strong and sturdy as well as decorative!

This is the trash can in my daughter's room and it fits this can perfectly.  This patterson is Black Tattersol and is super cute and matches her decor perfectly!!

Designer Liners come in a variety of patterns and sizes and purchase price is dependant on the size of the bags you purchase.  The Designer Liners come in a packet of 12 bags.

From August 22, 2011
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Free Pantene Keratin Product

This Friday, August 26th, Pantene will be giving away 10,000 Keratin Protection Cremes to their Facebook fans at 12:00 noon EST.

Go there now and “LIKE” them on Facebook so you will be ready to grab your FREE product!

From August 22, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Staples Coupon

I just heard about an awesome coupon that is still available HERE. 
Until 8/27, you can get $5 off a purchase of $25
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Color It By Numbers Review and Giveaway

Color It by NUMBERS

I have always loved to color...I still like to color in my 7 year old's coloring books from time to time.  There is something about zoning out and doing something that doesn't require alot of thought that calms my over anxious mind.  I also love painting although I've never been good at it.  Well Color It By Numbers has the mixture of both.
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Idig NY T-Shirt Giveaway

Remembering September 11, 2001

Dug Life is offering a limited edition Idig NY t-shirt.  The t-shirts are now on sale at Dug Life for $24.99.  Dug Life is also giving 60% of the proceeds of all Idig NY t-shirts purchased before September 11 will go towards New York Fire and Police Departments.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Get Organized Today!!

I check this program out and WOW..if your a digital organizer, this is for here and check it out!


Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of 2nd Grade

Here's Presley, ready for 2nd grade...UPDATE::  she had a great 1st day.  Presley said she has nice girls in her class and has made new friends.  Her teacher is really nice and fair - she even has fair in her name "Mrs. Fairless"

When asked how to describe her first day, she said "It was Great"!

Back to School Giveaway Hop

Sara's Blog of Fun is hosting a Back to School Giveaway Hop

Click on the School Bus to see list of participating blogs.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Psorent Review

If you suffer from Psoriasis, then you know the discomfort and irritation of skin breakouts..If regular OTC medication is not working for you, try Psorent. 
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Mat Kearney "Young Love" Review

I was offered the chance to review Mat Kearney's new album "Young Love" and I had never heard of Mat Kearney before so I was anxious to review it.  I'm a fan of rock/folk music like Paolo Nutini and Anya Marie and I can tell you that Mat Kearney is equally as entertaining and talented. 
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Inky Trail News Review

About Inky Trail News:

Inky Trail News is a magazine-sized snail mail newsletter published since 1992. Inky Trail News is dedicated to friendship via letter writing for women of all ages (and a few men too!)
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Oliver's Labels Review">>

About Oliver's Labels:

This is the story of Oliver's Labels told by Debbie, owner of Oliver's Labels. Oliver, my sister Marla's son, is my inspiration for my business.
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Rock 'N Learn DVD Review and Giveaway

About Rock n Learn:

Rock 'N Learn Inc. began in 1986 as an idea that would help children learn by putting educational material to music with a current sound-the kind of music that kids genuinely enjoy and find motivating.  Now, with over 50 titles, Rock 'N Learn products cover preschool, math, reading, science, social studies, languages, and test preparation.  They are available through teach supply stores, specialty stores, Barnes & Noble and by visiting
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview of 8/21

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monkey T-Shirt Review

I got the pleasure of receiving a Monkey T-Shirt from T-Shirt and let me tell you this is a super cute t-shirt.  Being a woman of a bigger chest size, t-shirts don't usually flatter that type of figure, however the Monkey T-Shirt fit really well and was super comfortable.  The placement of the graphic is very flattering to a woman's figure. 

The sizing of the t-shirts run a little big, so make sure you order a size smaller than you normally wear.  I received many compliments on the Monkey T-Shirt about how cute the graphic was as well as what a good quality the shirt seemed to be.

I love this shirt!!!!  Navigate over to T Shirt Printing.Net and check out the others available.  If you are in need of graphic tees, this is the site to choose.


To purchase the Monkey T-Shirt or any other graphic tee, logon to and get yours.  Prices vary based on graphic and amounts ordered.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com">>. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Giveaways With Grace

Check out this awesome giveaway from Giveaways with Grace

Review of Bryton Pick


BrytonPick makes cleaning between teeth easy, fast and discreet.  It is designed, developed and tested by dental professionals.  The solution for on-the-go or alternative for those that are unable to floss
Made of flexible stainless steel and plastic holder
Blunt cleaning edges are thin as the finest floss (0.0019")
I'm a toothpick addict..and I was very excited to recieve and use this product.  Once used I found that it did clean my teeth well, but I wouldn't use it again.  The product for me was hard to use and left a very metallic taste in my mouth the rest of the day.  Although the Bryton Pick was good at cleaning I found that even my mouth was sore after using it.  I know this review has some positives and negatives, but please feel free to try this product for yourself.  The sensitivity could have been just me.
Re-usable up to 30 days (germ-resistand stainless steel).
Cleanse with napking or water. Store in its cary-pouch.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I just received The Versatile Blogger award from Get In Shape and Save! I would like to thank them so much for awarding this to me!

Here at Couponing Texas, I try to find great deals, coupon ideas and reviews/giveaways to help others have fun while saving money. 
Here are seven things to know about me:

I am a SAHM of a 7 year old daughter and a 5 month old son.  I have 1 son waiting in Heaven for me and I started a Foundation in his honor The Light of Gabriel Foundation.  I live in Texas and I have fallen in LOVE with couponing, savings, reviewing and of course, BLOGGING!!  My dream vacation would be to visit Europe and see every musuem and monument there is to see.  I have lived in the same town my entire life and will be buried in this town.  My husband and I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles and ride with a group that offer support to abused children.  What do I look forward to the most:  growing old with my husband and watching my children grow!

The Rules of accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

Congratulations to the next round of bloggers to win The Versatile Blogger award:

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