Y5soedQdgmUj0v_FJtE4tx4KV9s The Coupon Butterfly: 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review of Party Beans

My husband and I are planning on renewing our vows in February.  Since we got married at City Hall it has always bothered us that we never said our I Do's in a church.  We decided to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary by doing so with a small group of close family and friends.

Once all of the wedding plans were set it was time to find some exciting and inexpensive party favors.  That's how I discovered Party Beans  At Party Beans, you can create personalized favors at an inexpensive price. The best part is that they come filled with your favorite flavor jelly beans, m&m's or mints. Here are some of the best features of their site.

  • starting at just $1.99
  • no minimums
  • ships next day
  • KOSHER (OU) certified
  • Upload photos, add text

    I figured that I would play around with a few different designs, fonts, and tins, so I could get an idea of what they look like when they're personalized.  I decided to make two for my hubby.  He is a huge superhero fan so I made a round one inspired by Captain America's shield and personalized it with "Captain Robert" The  tin was then filled with his two favorite jelly bean flavors, cream soda & root beer.

    The second one I choose to use a square tin and upload one of his favorite photos of the Justice League & Avengers.  I personalized that tin with white writing that said "For My Superhero" and filled it with cherry jelly beans..  

    For the third tin I picked a larger round one.  I decided that this would be the size I would use as my wedding favors.  I uploaded a photo of my honey and I on our first date at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square.  I then put the date below it and on either side wrote "True Love" in dark purple writing.  I choose to fill it with cherry and lime jelly beans, my two favorite flavors.

    Last, but definitely not least, I uploaded a photo of my favorite Disney character Tinkerbell and personalized it with my name just below it. Once again I filled it with my two favorite flavors, lime and cherry. 

    I waited patiently for them to arrive in the mail.  They could have been delivered overnight for a small additional fee, but I wasn't in a hurry so I waited 3 days for them to arrive.  I can't tell you my excitement when my hubby brought up the mail that day.  He had no idea what I had created for him and I was so excited to see the look on his face when I presented them to him.  I had originally planned to slip them in his Christmas stocking but decided instead that I would give them to him right away.  After all, they are so affordable that I will probably be ordering more for holiday gifts anyway.

    I highly suggest using Partybeans.com for your party/holiday needs.  The site is so easy to use, the cost of the product is so worth it to.  I will definitely be placing another order with Party Beans for my wedding favors.

    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.

    Skillet Bacon Jam Review

    Recently I was given the opportunity to review Skillet Bacon Jam.  For those of you who aren't familiar with the product, here is an explanation from the company below:

    what is skillet bacon jam?

    we make this bacon spread condiment called bacon jam..you say what?.. that’s right, we use niman ranch bacon and render it down along with onions, balsamic and other spices . It cooks for several hours until it is a perfect blend of smoky, tangy, savory and slightly sweet….basically spreadable bacony goodness!  USDA approved.

    When you open the jar, you are immediately taken back by the delicious smokey bacon smell which is mixed with a bit of a sweet and tangy flavor.  I spread mine on a slice of toast, just to try it out and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.  I was skeptical at first to try a bacon flavored jam but I am now 100% certain that I will be purchasing this item again.

    There are so many delicious uses for this item, the possibilities are really endless.  You can add it to a grilled cheese sandwich for that extra rich bacon flavor, substitute it for bacon on a BLT, add it to your favorite vinaigrette, or my personal favorite as a delicious topping for my favorite skillet chicken recipe.  

    For more information about this product please visit www.skilletbaconjam.com and feel free to contact them at eat@skilletstreetfood.com for any email inquiries.

    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.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    FREE 2-year Subscription to Bridal Guide Magaine

    No strings attached.  Click HERE to get your FREE 2-year subscription to Bridal Guide magazine
    compliments of Restaurant.com

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    FREE sample of Garnier Color Shield Shampoo and Conditioner

    Click HERE to get your FREE sample.

    FREE Jamba Juice

    Go HERE and like the Jamba Facebook page and click the tab on the left hand side that says "Jamba Free Coupon".  This offer is only valid in CT, DE, NH, NY, NJ, ME, MD, MA, PA, RI & VT.

    FREE Sample of Omega Swirl

    Get your FREE sample of Omega Swirl HERE , but hurry because this one definitely won't last.

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    FREE sample of Seventh Generation Dish Soap

    Get your FREE sample by going HERE, liking their Facebook page and filling out the form.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Pre-fense Silica Based Hand Sanitizer Review and Giveaway

    I was recently given the opportunity to review Pre-fense Hand Sanitizer.  Pre-fense is an alcohol free silica based hand sanitizer which smooths, softens and protects your hands with every application. 

    For those of you that regularly use hand sanitizer, you know that a sanitizer which contains alocohol can dry out your skin and leave it feeling rough and grainy. Pre-fense hand sanitizer is also extremely cost effective. The 1.5oz size offers 120 applications, costing only $.08 per day, compared to $1.20 per day with alcohol hand sanitizers. This hand sanitizer will last for 24 hours and through 10 hand washings.

    Some of the Pre-fense Benefits include:
    • Provides safe, unsurpassed antibacterial protection for hands by promoting and protecting the health of adults and children
    • Tested against strains of Staphylococcus aureus including drug resistant MRSA strains
    • Long lasting protection against germs.  For a complete listing. visit The Prefense Website
    • Stops skin to skin transfer of germs
    • Regular application provides continual antibacterial protection
    • Easy, rapid foam application
    • Colorless product is invisible on application and will not stain skin or clothing
    • Water based product is non-flammable

      The Pre-fense hand sanitizer leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.  The foam has an ever so slight citrus scent which is not overpowering at all. Prefense products can be purchased directly from their website HERE.

      Or if you are an Amazon.com shopper like me, and you enjoy taking advantage of your 
      Free Super Saver Shipping from Amazon Prime, you can purchase Pre-fense HERE

      I am offering a giveaway for a Free Full Size 8oz bottle of Pre-fense which offers 640 applications!  -- with one spray lasting all day, that one bottle of Pre-fense could potentially last you almost 2 years!  Please fill out the simple Rafflecopter form below to enter. 

      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.

      Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Instant Win Game

      Become an Intense Dark chocolate expert and you could win.  Go HERE to enter. Don't be discouraged if you don't win, Ghirardelli will also offer you a $1.00 coupon off the purchase of 2 of their products just for playing along.  You have to answer all 10 questions and submit your info to get your coupon.

      Tuesday, October 11, 2011

      FREE sample of Find Your Bliss Aromatherapy Oils

      Hurry over HERE to request your FREE sample.  I picked the Peppermint and Eucalyptus sample...which one will you choose?

      Saturday, October 8, 2011

      FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns

      It occurred to me just this week that in the 3 years I've been married to my hubby we have never carved a pumpkin together.  I intend to change that tradition this year.  I'm going to use the FREE pumpkin carving patterns that I've found HERE to help me create a fabulous pumpkin that we'll remember for years to come.

      Thursday, October 6, 2011

      FREE Halloween Greeting Card

      Here's your chance to send a FREE paper greeting card through the mail to a friend, co-worker or family member.  Click HERE to create your card, when you get to the checkout apply the promo code "Treat11" and you card is absolutely FREE!  

      FREE sample of Cream of Wheat

      For your FREE sample click HERE

      Monday, October 3, 2011

      Enter the Trick Or Treat Hop

      Follow this link to enter to win mystery Halloween prizes from over 30 blogs.  You could either receive a Treat or a Trick.  The fun is in the surprise of not knowing what you might win.  Follow this link to enter http://giveawayblogdom.com/2011/10/trick-or-treat-hop-over-a-50-value-halloween-surprise/

      Swagbucks Swag Code Extravaganza Today!!

      Today - October 3rd Swagbucks is having a Swag Code Extravaganza - that means multiple Swag Codes throughout the day  - if someone were to get all of them, they'd pocket an extra 60 Swag Bucks!!

      If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, you are missing out!!  If you aren't signed up with Swagbucks yet, enter code BIGTIMEBUCKS at signup and get 100 Swagbucks for signing up!!  (Instead of the usual 30!)
       You get swagbucks by doing EASY things online, such as:
      • You also get 1 Swagbuck by entering their daily poll
      • You get 2 Swagbucks when you click through their "NOSO" everyday (No Obligation Special Offers - just click through to the end)
      • Install the Swagbucks toolbar - you get Swagbucks for installing it, AND you get a Swagbuck every day you restart your computer!
      • Check Swagbucks' blog and twitter for free codes for more swagbucks!  I get them daily!
      • Just browsing the internet using Swagbucks' search engine! And make sure you Search on Friday. It is good to do a search every day, but Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day! That means, your chances of winning the higher value “Mega Bills” are even higher. You could win up to 50 Swagbucks in a single search!
      You can redeem your swagbucks for a variety of rewards and gift cards in the Swagbucks store!

      So what are you waiting for?  CLICK HERE to get started!

      Review of The Bryton Pick Floss

      I was recently given the opportunity to review a product called the Bryton Pick.  This specially designed floss pick gives you a clean smile after every meal. This reusable pick allows you to floss quickly and easily, anywhere, and anytime for up to 30 days.    

      The Bryton Pick is suitable for everyone, even if you are wearing braces.  Trust me, as a girl that had braces not too long ago flossing is extremely important while you are wearing them.  Food can easily get stuck in between your teeth causing you discomfort and pain.  The floss tip fits easily around brace wires and brackets.

      You can easily store you pick in any wallet, purse, or pocket.  Here is an example of the places you can use your floss pick:  

      1) In a restaurant
      2) At home
      3) In the car
      4) At the office
      5) School
      6) Movie Theater
      7) While traveling

      After using the pick I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.  Normally after I floss my teeth my gums tend to bleed.  This did not happen while using the Bryton Pick.  The handle of the pick is also curved so I was able to easily reach my back teeth as well.  After flossing my teeth felt clean and refreshed. 

      If you are interested in finding out more information about this amazing product, please visit 

      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.

      Friday, September 30, 2011

      The 5 Affiliate Marketing Benefits For Bloggers Review and Giveaway

      I was recently given the unique opportunity to attend a Webinar called The 5 Affiliate Marketing Benefits for Bloggers.  I have been blogging for just about 4 months now and throughout that time had been extremely interested in finding out more information about how to generate income from my blog.  The problem is, I didn't even know where to begin or how to get started.

      Initially, I tried using different search engines to help me find out more, but it just kept leading me around in circles.  For me, the 5 Affiliate Marketing Benefits for Bloggers couldn't have come around at a better time.  It teaches you all of the tips and tricks that assist bloggers on the road to generating income from their blog.  How great is it to be able to write about things you love, things that you are passionate about and get paid for it?

      Click HERE to watch an excerpt from the Webinar.

      Affiliate marketing is something that has been around for quite a while.  Did you know that high end companies like Amazon.com, Gap, Sephora etc. will pay you for posting links on your blog?  Not only that, but you can also generate a profit from that link if someone who visits your blog clicks on that link and makes a purchase.  These are only a few of the tips and tricks you will learn while attenting The 5 Affiliate Marketing Benefits for Bloggers Webinar.  The whole presentation is just about an hour long and is jam packed with helpful tips and tricks of the trade.  Whether you are a blogger like me who is just starting out, or a seasoned veteran, anyone can benefit from this Webinar.  

      Now comes the best part.  One of my lucky readers will be able to attend this Webinar for Free and decide for themselves whether or not Affiliate Marketing is for them.  You will walk away from this Webinar with a new sense of excitement and knowledge.  Simply complete the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

      For more information you can follow Blogging ABC's on Twitter or like Blogging ABC's on Facebook

      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.

      Thursday, September 29, 2011

      FREE Sample of Dial Nutri Skin

      To receive your FREE sample from Walmart click HERE

      Tuesday, September 27, 2011

      FREE Sample of Vitacare Gum

      You will have to like the Vitacare Facebook page to request your FREE sample.

      Click HERE to be taken to the Vitacare Facebook page.  Your FREE sample will arrive in 4-6 weeks.

      Sunday, September 25, 2011

      PepPod Effervescent Energy Drink Sample

      For your FREE sample click HERE.

      Saturday, September 24, 2011

      Montagne Jeunesse Review & Giveaway

      I've been a huge fan of Montagne Jeunesse ever since I discovered their products a few years back while shopping at Duane Reade, although the company has been around for 25 years.  I had split ends and my scalp was really dry.  I needed a quick, inexpensive fix.  I purchased the Moisture Miracle/Ultra Shine Serum and was amazed at the results.  I have been hooked ever since. 

       Montagne Jeunesse carries a full line of products including face masks, hair care, foot care, scrubs, and creams.  They also have products for your eyes, lips & nose.  My husband is also a fan of their products.  In case you didn't know they carry a men's line of products as well. 

      Montagne Jeunesse was kind enough to send me a few of their products to try. The first product I tried was  the Ultra Fast Pore Cleansing with Spearmint & Tea Tree Face Tonic.  

      It smelled so refreshing when I opened the package.  I couldn't wait to put it on my face.  The mask is made of material, so all you need to do is gently place it on your face and press in place.  The package says that you should leave it on for 5 minutes, but it smelled so good that I left it on for 10.  

      This is how I looked with the mask on.  It might not look too pretty, but it felt amazing!  Your skin feels instantly cooled and refreshed.  Once I took the mask off my skin felt soft and looked so replenished and healthy.

      Since Montagne Jeunesse was so kind to send me several of their products I've decided to share them with my fans.  Three lucky fans will win one of the three masks in the photo below.  To enter, simply complete all of the steps below and be sure to come back once a day to Tweet and FB post so you can snag some extra entries.  

      White Castle Review & Giveaway

      I've been a fan of White Castle for as long as I can remember.  When I was little, my Dad would always take my Mom and I there on a Sunday afternoon.  We'd go through the drive-thru and eat our delicious meal in our beat-up old Ford Taurus in the White Castle parking lot.  

      Now that I'm an adult, my husband is as much of a fan of White Castle as I am.  Our favorite sandwiches to get are the Bacon Cheeseburger sliders & the chicken rings.  Their chocolate milk shakes are to die for too!  I love when a shake is so thick that you can eat it with a spoon.  I'm hungry just thinking about it!  

      Did you know that White Castle now offers online ordering?  That's right!  It's so simple to order too.  All you need to do is search for a local restaurant near you, select online ordering and create your meal.  There are tons of different time slots to choose from and ordering online saves you so much time.  The only thing you'll need to do is pick up your food.  

      Since I'm such a huge fan of White Castle I figured that I would have a giveaway for my fans  Three of my lucky blog fans will receive a coupon good for 3 FREE burgers at their local White Castle.  These coupons can be used anywhere, anytime, and do not expire.  

      To enter the giveaway, simply fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below and come back each day from now until October 2nd 2011 to earn extra entries into the contest.  The winner will be chosen by me on October 3rd 2011.  

      Thursday, September 22, 2011


      FREE Sample of Tom's Strawberry Flavored Toothpaste.  Click HERE to fill out a short form and receive your FREE sample today.

      Friday, September 16, 2011

      FREE sample of Step-Dri Floor Mats

      Hurry over HERE to request your FREE sample.  These definitely won't last.

      FREE Majestic Africa 2012 Calendar

      I'm sure that over the next few weeks we will start seeing a ton of FREE calendars.  Click HERE to fill out the form to receive your FREE Majestic Africa calendar.

      Thursday, September 15, 2011

      FREE sample of Trilipiderm Lotion for dry skin

      To request your FREE sample click HERE.  You can also send a sample to a friend if you'd like.

      Saturday, September 10, 2011

      FREE sample of Lacoste men's fragrance

      Get a Free Sample Lacoste Fragrance for Men! Just fill out the form HERE and select the fragrance you would like to sample. You can choose from Lacoste Challenge, Lacoste Essential, Lacoste Essential Sport and Eau de Lacoste.
      After you have submitted the form, you will receive a tracking code. You can then track your sample by following the link provided.

      FREE sample of Green Mountain Coffee

      To get your FREE sample of Green Mountain Coffee click HERE, like their Facebook page, click the picture and fill out the form.  Your sample will arrive in 2-3 weeks.

      Friday, September 2, 2011

      Woot!  I just qualified for a FREE box of John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color and you can too.  All you need to do is go HERE and fill out a short survey to see if you too can qualify.  

      FREE sample of Dove Go Fresh and a $1.00 coupon too.  Click HERE to be redirected to the Walmart page.  Scroll down and find the link to click for your free sample on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

      Thursday, September 1, 2011

      Food Processor Giveaway

      Delicious Recipes is having a giveaway for a Food Processor on their blog right now.  You can enter this contest by going HERE and filling out the Rafflecopter form.  Good luck!

      Wednesday, August 31, 2011

      Review of Born Pretty Store

      If I told you that there was a website where you could find all of your beauty needs, and that they also offered free shipping, you would jump at the chance to shop with them, right?  I'm very excited to share with you today one of my favorite websites Born Pretty Store.  The Born Pretty Store offers Quality Nail Art, Beauty & Lifestyle Products, Retail, Wholesale & OEM.  Whether you're looking for nail jewels or cosmetic contact lenses, eyelashes, or hair decorations, Born Pretty Store has it all.  I have purchased many products from them and the more I buy from the Born Pretty Store, the more I want to buy.  The products are inexpensive, and the shipping is free, and quick.  What more could you ask for in a reliable company?  So go over to Born Pretty Store today and check out all of the exciting products that this company has to offer.  Be sure to like them on Facebook, subscribe to their YouTube channel and follow Born Pretty Store on Twitter to hear about their newest products and be the first to know about special sales or discounts they are offering.

      Last chance to enter the Chloraseptic giveaway over at Mommies with Cents.  This giveaway ends 8/31 @ 11:59 pm CST so hurry on over and enter by clicking HERE

      Sunday, August 28, 2011

      Target is offering a FREE beauty bag with samples for limited time.  Hurry on over HERE and sign up today.  It takes a few minutes for the page to load.  If you refresh and get a "1 per household message" that means it has gone through.  

      Friday, August 26, 2011

      Enter to win a pair of Dearfoam Slippers

      Go here to enter this great contest.  There's less than 3 hours left to enter, so hurry!!!!

      Wednesday, August 24, 2011

      SodaStream (Review)

      I have been fascinated by the SodaStream soda machine ever since I saw it for the first time several months back on Television.  Both my husband and I are huge soda drinkers and spend so much money each month in the grocery store just on soda alone.  You can't imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out that I was given the opportunity to review this amazing product.

      My SodaStream arrived early this afternoon via UPS.  Along with my SodaStream machine I received a carbonator (which carbonates up to 60 liters of water), 3 different MyWater Essence Flavors,  a mixture of 6 regular size syrups (that range from diet cola to energy drinks), 2 larger size syrups, and a bottle which is used to carbonate the soda.   

      There was hardly any assembly required to begin using my SodaStream.  All I needed to do was open the back of the machine, remove the plastic seal and open the cap from the top of the carbonator, open up the back of the machine, turn the carbonator until it was firmly locked in place, and close the machine back up.  

      Once assembled, I placed it on my kitchen counter where it will stay.  I removed the plastic bottle from the front of the machine and filled it up just below the water line with ice cold water.  I then placed the bottle back into the machine and turned it until it was firmly locked in place. 

      There is no electricity required for your SodaStream to work. A few pulses of the button on the top of the machine and I instantly had carbonated water. Once the carbonation process was completed I then carefully removed the bottle and slowly filled it with the cola syrup I had already measured out.  Each bottle comes with instructions on how to measure out the syrup.  It's so easy and takes less than a minute to make your favorite type of soda.  Once you are done using the syrup you can store it in your refrigerator until you are ready to make your next batch of soda.

      This is how the soda looks once it has been mixed (*Note: I had already poured a glass for my husband who was really excited to try it).  After trying several different types of soda using my new SodaStream soda machine, I can now say that my husband and I are truly hooked on it!  My husband especially loves the variety of diet sodas that they have to offer.  Being a diabetic, it's often hard for him to find stock of his favorite diet soda flavors in the supermarket.

      Please visit SodaStream.com for the full line of Soda makers and to re-order products.

      Disclaimer: It's important to note that SodaStream was kind enough to send me the soda machine as well as all of the accessories that came along with it for this review, no other compensation was received.  The opinions shared in the blog about SodaStream are solely mine.