Adventures in couponing + a giveaway.

Posted by Michelle on November 14th, 2010 . Filed under: Couponing, Giveaway .

Happy Sunday!

I’ve had a case of the lazies lately.  I think it’s the weather – it’s starting to get cold and rainy.  And then there’s the time change – it’s dark when I get to the office and it’s dark when I leave to go home.  So lazy that I didn’t prepare a coupon post for y’all for today.  I knew this last night and still didn’t move away from my craft table where I was creating for the magazine and watching college football and get to snappin’ up some couponing pictures.  And I do have some.  I went a doublin’ last week.  And there are doublers in the paper today so me and the kiddos are gonna head down there and score us some free and cheap.  So that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.  However, I do come bearing a deal for you:  a really cool AND CHEAP Christmas gift.

Upload your favorite picture and have it created on canvas.  Canvas People does a really nice job.  For Mother’s Day, I gave my mom a picture of the kids at the Fiesta Bowl, for his birthday, I gave my father-in-law a picture of the kids in their formal clothes from when we were on our cruise to Alaska, and recently I ordered one of these to give to my aunt for Christmas.  The $55-off deal makes the 8×10 size free – you just pay $14.95 shipping.  A little high for shipping, but if the total gift price is $14.95 for something like this, it’s a score in my book.  Aren’t the, um, how should  I say, the *old people* in your life the hardest ones to shop for?

It seems like they change their offer often.  If it offers you the free shipping instead of the $55 off, use promo code thankyou50 and that’ll get you the same deal:  8×10 for free and $14.95 shipping.

canvas people


I bought this cute lil’ Burt’s Bee’s Travel Kit…on the super cheap.  I bought 2 of them actually.  I didn’t read the fine print where it said that it was a 2-pack.  So instead of 2 of these lil’ guys, I got 4 – heh.  So I’m giving 2 of them away (2 winners).

The Burt’s Bees Travel pack comes in this soft, compact travel pouch ($25 value).  Inside it contains:

• Sleep mask
• Cozy socks
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Ear plugs
• Refreshing hand and face towelette
• Tissues
• Pen
• Burts Bees lotion
• Burts Bees lip balm


….throw a $5 Starbucks card in there, and you’ve got a great gift for the traveler in your life. 
And YES, the Starbucks gift card IS included – courtesy of me too :).


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Winners will be posted here on the blog-o next Sunday the 21st (be sure and come back to see if you won, because I ain’t trackin’ you down 😉 ).


21 Responses to Adventures in couponing + a giveaway.

  1. Mary W

    What a cute little kit and the Starbucks giftcard too!! Always look forward to your blog posts!

  2. LorraineN

    Hey, where’s the coupon adventure?! Jus kidding, lol. Oh, I saved 4 whole bucks on my last trip to the store, LOL. But it’s a start, right? Another generous giveaway! Oh and putting that frame on my desk is to remind me why I have to work in the first place – to support my crafting habit, lol. BTW, how’s your little man doing? And I think our PTI blog group died…

  3. Nancy L.

    awww, i was waiting for this post 😉
    but i’ll take another giveaway 🙂

  4. Brenda

    I enjoy your crafting and your couponing!
    Thanks for the chance. (Great idea for a gift..)

  5. Heather

    Lazy or not, you always think of something great. Love me a giveaway too.

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  7. Lillian Child

    I adore Burt’s Bees! And my son and his wife just moved to Colorado and with the higher altitude the other products would be so great to put in their stockings this year – including the Starbucks card – so I would definitely PLAY IT FORWARD if I’m the lucky duck winner!

  8. Lillian Child

    I’ve added your badge to my website sidebar !

  9. Lillian Child

    I’ve also blogged about this giveaway!

  10. Jill

    Well, this’ll teach me to take time to visit blogs! Cool giveaway! What a handy little set this is.

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  13. Emily W.

    Oh, I love burt’s bees. But you know who loves it more? My sister. This would be such a cute gift for her! That lip balm is DA BOMB.

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  16. Shelly C

    What a cool little gift pack…all ready to go!

  17. Shelly C

    Ok Michelle, its posted on my blog 🙂

  18. Shelly C

    OK, I really thought I had already added your blog badge….but HUM, guess I hadn’t! So now its there! 🙂

  19. terriavidreader

    This is my daughter-in-law’s favorite product! thanks for a chance to win.

  20. terriavidreader

    I’ve added your badge too!

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