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Monday, February 22, 2010


If you've never heard of Houseparty, you are missing out!!!

What is Housepary? Basically it's a marketing website. Companies pay Houseparty to market their product to consumers. How they accomplish that task is the fun part!!!

Houseparty chooses 1000 people to hold a party on the same day to promote a product. To get involved you fill out an application (about 10 minutes) and then wait for an e-mail saying you've been chosen. Super simple!!! If you are one of the 1000 lucky chosen hosts, you 'set up' your party online by inviting guests, then they send you a party package to supply the party. It's soooo simple!

My most recent party was for Boca Meatless Products. My party package had the following items in it:

20 coupons for free Boca products (some to supply product for the party, some to hand out)

Boca serving tray

Boca oven mitt (grill quality)

Recipe cards


Boca magnets



If chosen to host a party your only requirements are to set up the party online, host the party and fill out an online survey after the party :)

To find upcoming parties:

click on 'view events'

Head over to the site now, register, and start applying for parties. You won't be disappointed!

Of course you won't be approved for every party you apply for. So far I have hosted Royal Carribean, Living Green, Hershey's Bliss, Scholastic and Boca. The Scholastic one was probably my favorite because the party package was amazing!!!

One thing to remember.... if you are chosen to host a party, you will need to set up your party RIGHT AWAY!! If you don't respond within their time frame, they will disqualify you and choose another applicant. When you apply, they will give you an approximate date that they are choosing hosts. I would suggest checking the website daily for a couple days before and after that date to see if you have been chosen. That way you won't miss your chance to get in on the party.

In case you haven't heard, coupons are cool again!!! So get your printer and your scissors ready and head over to and start clipping!!!

Many of the coupons on this site can be printed more than once. If you've met your limit, it will tell you. Coupons are updated on the 1st of every month.

The only e-mail I receive from them is letting me know the coupons have been updated!!


I stumbled onto this site while surfing the site one day. I was a little leary, but decided to try it anyway... and I'm glad I did!!!

When you sign up for Swagbucks, you have the opportunity to 'win' or 'earn' Swagbucks while doing your normal internet searches. I have been a member for about 4 months and have earned four $5 giftcards to The potential is there to win a lot more Swagbucks, however, I don't always use the Swagbucks toolbar when I'm searching because it is not always as 'precise' as other search engines. But, if you are just bopping around and time/efficiency is not an issue, then by all means the Swagbucks toolbar is perfect.

You win Swagbucks by searching the internet, reading the blog, checking out their special offers, receving code alerts and 'finding' codes. You can also become a 'fan' of Facebook sites designed to help you locate Swagbucks and give you hints on earning more. When I used the site more frequently I was easily earning 1 to 3 Swagbucks a day.

45 Swagbucks will earn you a $5 gift card to There is a store of items you can spend your Swagbucks on, but this seems like the best deal for me. And since points me to awesome deals on Amazon I put the giftcards to great use there!!!

Ok... now... After posting this and realizing I'm being an idiot by not using the Swagbucks toolbar more often, I vow to start using it more again!!!!

One more thing... They have a referral program... so if you are interested in trying out Swagbucks please start by visiting my referral link at:
They will give you 3 Swagbucks to start you out!!


Vocalpoint is an online community with articles, surveys and message boards. Becoming a member lets you interact and become involved in product testing, samples and high-value coupons.

My most recent mailings from them have included coupons for FREE Del Monte fruit and FREE Starkist Tuna, along with coupons to share for each of these.

Vocalpoint will send periodic e-mails with website updates and quick polls and surveys. The more involved you are with the site, the more offers you seem to be eligible for. As long as you are opening their e-mails periodically and visiting the site once in a while you will receive little gifts in the mail from them (in the form of coupons and product tests).

They do ALOT with Kashi products. I never tried them until I became a member of this site. I have received numerous products and coupons with the Kashi label from them. I'm now an avid Kashi buyer :) I love their products!!!

Don't forget to check out the message boards to see what other 'mom' are talking about.

Psssst.... General Mills

Sign up with General Mills' Psssst community to receive test products and coupons for products to try. They also usually send high value coupons for you to share with others.

My most recent mailing from them contained a coupon for a FREE Green Giant for One frozen vegetable and 10 $1.00 off coupons to share :)

About 2 weeks ago I received a full-sized box of Chocolate Cherrios and coupons for $1.25 off to share with family and friends! (These are VERY good btw!!)

Again, you do not receive a lot of e-mail from them which is nice :)

Kraft First Taste

Love to try new products and talk about them with your friends and family? As a member of the First Taste community you'll be the first to discover and learn about new Kraft products.

Kraft First Taste sends you coupons and samples. Most recently I received coupons for Oreo Double Stuff Cakesters. They sent a coupon for a free box and a coupon for $1 off to share with someone else.

As a member of Kraft First Taste you are not bombarded with e-mails, which I like.

Friday, October 23, 2009

This is one of my new favorite sites!!! I love Dealiciousmom because her site is short and sweet and focuses on the best freebies and daily deals on the web!!!

Dealiciousmom also features real giveaways that are simple to enter. Today you can enter to win a GE Appliance, an Ipod Shuffle and $25 Itunes gift card and a copy of Once in a Blue Moon and Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge.

Visit the site every Sunday to learn what is free and super cheap at CVS Pharmacy. On Monday you will find a link for the same at Walgreens.

If you're looking for new sites to fill out surveys, do product testing, find coupons, freebies and great deals, then check out the sidebar with links to find exactly what you are looking for :)

I encourage you to give a try!!!!