Friday, May 1, 2009

Frugal Friday & Buxton Shoulder Bag Giveaway


Welcome once again to Frugal Friday. The post is late today because I wanted to sleep. LOL. If you've reached middle age you know that sleep is a hard commodity to come by and you take every opportunity available to you. Plus I stayed up till 2 am working on articles with a deadline.

Today I am going to talk a little about sites you can join to ma
ke money or earn points. Now you won't make a killing but let's face it, every little bit helps. Now I am a member of all of these so I don't want you to think that this might be some sort of scam. I wouldn't tell you about something that I don't know about first hand.

The first one I absolutely love is My Points. At this site you can do all of your shopping and for each dollar you spend it is turned into points. With these points you can then turn around and cash them in for rewards. Rewards are generally in the way of gift cards. Gift cards such as: restaurants, FTD flowers, shopping, electronic stores, bath and body works, and many many more. I first look on this sight when I am looking to make any purchase online. They literally have hundreds or more of shopping sites in which to buy from. I used this site when I purchased my new computer and desk and in turn was able to then get a GC to Red Lobster plus FTD for my rewards. They also have various other ways in which to earn points as well. So if you do any shopping online I highly recommend you use this site to shop from. It's worth it.

Something else I have been doing for a few months is taking surveys to earn extra money. There are several of these that I take part in. So I will just provide links to a few of them for you. I spend about one hour a day (late evening) checking my second email address and then taking the surveys they have sent me. I do recommend that if you do this or even subscribe to coupon sites to set up a second email just for these types of things. This
way your main email address is not flooded with offers and you can check it at your convenience. Now I will tell you that it may be best to check any surveys sent in the mornings. As they honestly reach their quotas fairly fast. Of all the ones I have taken the pay ranges from .50 to $2.00 and more. Most of the survey companies do not pay out till you've reached a certain dollar amount and at that time will send you a check or if you've set up auto pay will transfer your money to your checking or savings, or even Pay Pal account.

Vindale Research

Opinion Outpost
MindField Online


These are only a few of them. To be honest I can't remember all the ones I have joined and take surveys for. I do not have them bookmarked as they send them to me.

I also read emails for extra money. The same thing goes on here. They send you an email and ask you to read it for cash. You have to click the link to the site
for reading, but as soon as it loads then you can close it without ever actually reading it. Then you are still paid. Once again I am a member of several of these type sites as well but the one that comes to mind first is: Inbox Dollars. Generally these sites are the same. You have to reach a specific dollar amount before they send you the money. But that's OK as you build up more each click you make.

As I said while you won't become a millionaire overnight (or even in a million years) by doing these things you will earn some nice rewards for your shopping and
make a few dollars along the way. Besides the gift cards I have gotten for shopping I also make on average about $200.00 extra every few months. Now if you are like me, that is a nice little bonus for taking some surveys and pretending to read some emails.

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I would like to once again give a huge thank you to Verbena Custom Blends for sponsoring last weeks Frugal Friday. It was Verbena's first time to ever sponsor or take part in providing her item's in a giveaway. As I told her I feel so honored that she chose me for this. As well as you! Right now she is having her own Frugal Friday sale at her shop. Here are the details for anyone that would like to make a purchase of her one of a kind items. She's jumped on the bandwagon for Frugal Fridays. Verbena Custom Blends

~*~ FRUGAL FRIDAY SALE~*~ TODAY ONLY UNTIL 10:OO PM -BUY TWO TO FIVE PRODUCTS AND ENJOY 20% OFF! -BUY SIX OR MORE PRODUCTS AND ENJOY 30% OFF! JUST CHECKOUT LIKE YOU NORMALLY WOULD AND I WILL REFUND YOU VIA PAYPAL. SALE PRICE IS BEFORE SHIPPING.


Announcing the winner of Verbena Custom Blends $15.00 giveaway is...................




Always_317537

A huge congratulations going out to the winner today.

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Now it's time for the giveaway announcement for this week. I had no time in which to contact a sponsor so the prize this week comes from my own personal stash of items. Recently I purchased two of the Buxton Shoulder Bags that you've probably seen on television commercials. I do not need two of them for myself. So I have decided to give one away to someone on here. The two I have are different colors, one is black the other is a dark chocolate brown. I am letting the winner choose which color they would like. Neither bag has ever been used, in fact until this morning I had forgotten I even had them. They had gotten buried in the bottom of the recliner in my bedroom reading nook. I never get to read there as it's covered in all the clean laundry which needs folding.

This giveaway is going to be as hard as you want to make it. All you have to do to enter to win the Buxton Bag is make one comment telling me which color you would choose. That's all there is to it to take part and have a chance to win. I forgot to mention that this is open until May 7th at 10:00 pm CST. So enter before then to have your chance(s) of winning.

If you would like to earn extra entries then do one or each of the following. For each one you do make a single comment with any links that need to be provided. If you already do some of these things then please take the time to comment that you already are. I want my regular readers to be able to have more chances here.

1. Be a blog follower.
2. Follow on twitter and tweet this giveaway. You can do this each day one time and leave a separate comment for each day. Here's what I would like to you twitter: Win a Buxton Shoulder Bag color of choice. then provide the link to this Frugal Friday post. Provide the link on your status.
3. Post the giveaway on your facebook page and then provide the link.
4. Stumble this post and provide link. Stumble button can be found at the top right of this post.
5. Subscribe to my blog.

To earn five extra entries then make a blog post about Frugal Friday and the giveaway and come back here and leave 5 separate comments telling me you have and provide the link to your blog.

Good luck everyone and Happy Savings to you,














100 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Treasia - I have seen that bag on TV. I like the black one.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Looks very handy indeed! i think i always pictured myself with a black Buxton bag :) Cool blog... i'll be back to check out more! thank ya! -tammy

joannaonthelake said...

Hi Treasia! I saw you post about this giveaway on twitter this morning and wowza, you are so, so generous! That is so nice of you to offer up one of these super terrific and so functional bags from your own stash ~ you rock girl, truly you do!! I have seen these on QVC and have watched in awe over how much you can fit into them! Looks can be deceiving, because they hold everything and then some, yes?! I would choose the bag in any color you didn't want because I wear blacks and browns all the time! You are the giver, you decide, giggle! Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.
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Mental P Mama said...

I love your FF's!

photoquest said...

I would love this in black : )
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Beth said...

Love either one but if I had to pick guess I would pick black! Thanks!
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always_317537 said...

The brown one sounds nice:) Thanks!

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minishoes1 said...

WOW! I have seen these. I would pick black. I really need one of these! This is so nice of you! Thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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sito50 said...

I would choose the Chocolate Brown, both because it has "Chocolate" in the name and also because I don't have any brown bags.

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Tj and Amy said...

I love the black. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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Bonnie S. said...

I would choose black. Thanks.

Bonnie S. said...

I'm a follower. Thanks.

Brenda said...

I would love the chocolate brown one. Thanks!

Dana said...

chocolate brown
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I'd like good old black, goes with everything :)

Thank you!

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Alice said...

I would pick chocolate brown.

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Deb K said...

I would love to win the brown one~Very Cute!!

babalisme said...

I would like to have this in brown

The Giveaway Diva said...

i'd love the brown one for my mom!! =)

Aik said...

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DJ said...

I think the brown one would be great!

DJ said...

I just followed you on twitter.

jerseygirl137 said...

I would choose black.

jerseygirl137 said...

I follow.

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Kathryn said...

I would choose the chocolate brown one! I love that rich colour!

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AngelFabs said...

I think I'd go with black. This bag would be great for our trips to Disney!
Thanks!
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Laura said...

An organizer bag is right up my alley! Would love to win the black one, thanks!

Deb said...

I think I'd like the brown bag. I have several black bags and that's usually the first color I go to because it just goes with everything! But it would be nice to have a brown one for a change of pace. Thanks for your generous giveaway!

Katie said...

I'd really like a black bag!

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ZaftigDelights said...

I would like the Chocolate Brown one. Great looking bag!!

Sandie
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ZaftigDelights said...

I follow you on Twitter, and tweeted the giveaway.

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Divagirl said...

I would LOVE the chocolate brown one. It would be PERFECT for my upcoming vacation.

thank you,
Rochelle H.

Jill said...

I would love the brown bag!! Thank you so much for the offer!
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cjwheeler said...

I love that bag! I think I would choose black

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

black please

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Carolyn G said...

I like the black bag

Carolyn G said...

I follow

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Shel said...

What a cute bag! I've never seen one on tv but I love the photo. I'd like the dark chocolate brown one.

Shel said...

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Shel said...

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silverhartgirl said...

I like the black bag.

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staciefrost said...

I've seen those on TV and wanted one for awhile!! I'd pick the black one, but I'd be happy either way! Thanks!!

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Andi said...

I would pick black!

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TwinB said...

My mom dropped the hint that she would like one of these. I have been surfing trying to find one. I can't seem to find the Chocolate brown anywhere. It would make a great Mother's Day gift! Thanks so much for making it a possibility!

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SH said...

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Sylvia said...

I would like the black one

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Joyce said...

I would defintiely take black, I had one in black, loved it and used it so much it got thread bare!

Amanda Rickman said...

the black one!

Ľubaša said...

I prefer Dark Chocolate bag. Thanks.

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Kelly said...

I've heard great things about those bags - I'd slightly prefer chocolate brown, personally, but black is great too!

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Shannon said...

I would choose black. Thanks!

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icefairy said...

I'd choose black. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Diane52 said...

I would choose the black one, Thank you for being so generous and gracious.

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