Monday, January 31, 2011

Diaper Bag Set Giveaway!

A big thank you to Debs Fabric Fling  for providing this fabulous prize!   Here is a little more about what our great sponsor has to say about her love of art:
"I love all different kinds of art. I have tried many of them, but seem to return to my sewing machine. I have been sewing since I was nine years of age. My Granny taught me everything. We made patterns out of newspaper. I still use newspaper for patterns but the fast moving business doesn't seem to provide too much actual paper these days...I have sewn everything from dolls to wedding gowns. I like to make new patterns almost daily so who knows what might appear in my shop!"

Everything in the shop is so affordable! Prices run from $4-$29 and there is a super cute zebra named Zak that would be a great addition to any one's toy box!

On to the giveaway- One lucky fan will win a black floral diaper bag set which includes the following:
Black floral print diaper bag set includes diaper bag with pockets, matching baby bib and Onesie Gerber t-shirt.
All three items have a handmade green frog applique, sewn on.
The diaper bag is quality washable cotton and is padded and fully lined. The bag has three pockets on the inside. Shoulder straps measure 26" long. The bag is 20" wide, 12" high, and 6" wide close-able Velcro flap.The diaper bag is an original design bag.

Set includes a baby bib, 12" long x 9" wide with adjustable Velcro neck clasp.
T-shirt is a Gerber Onesie, 6 to 9 month size.

Can be used as a travel bag for an older child.

Giveaway ends 2/8/2011 at 12pm EST
Please leave a separate comment for each entry & leave your email so I know who to contact if you win

Mandatory entry: Must be done first

Visit Debs Fabric Flings and tell me your favorite product

Additional entries:
1. Follow Free & Frugal Mommy of One Blog Publicly via Google Friend Connect (click follow on the right hand side of the page)

2. Like Free & Frugal Mommy of One   on facebook

Kids Clothes for $1- Hot Deal!!

DealPulp is offering a hot deal today. For just $6, you can get a voucher for a box of gently-used children’s clothing from ThredUp.
But wait, there’s more! If you’ve not ordered from DealPulp before and you sign up through this link , you should get a $5 credit added to your account, making the box of children’s clothing only $1 shipped to your door!

But seriously, for $1 per box, you can’t go wrong. Even if only two items end up working out well for your child, that’s still an amazing deal!
Note: If you signed up and didn’t get a $5 credit, you can contact DealPulp and they’ll add the credit to your account manually.

**I just heard some people are having problems with this.  I've contacted DealPulp and will post what's going on when I have a response.

Baskin Robbins = Free Ice Cream

Baskin Robbins is giving away coupons for buy one get one free now-3/5/2011

Here's what you have to do:

  • Make sure to “Like” them
  • Click on the “Wall” link
  • Then click on “Filters”,  (upper right hand side), then click on “Just Baskin – Robbins”
  • Simply scroll down until you see the coupon & print!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Giveaway-Welcome to Jumbieland!

What are Jumbies you ask? Jumbies are these adorable jumbled babies as a results of storks running into one another. To read the whole adorable story visit the story of jumbies.  We were given Leopird (leopard & hornbill bird) and the mallit (mallard duck & rabbit). My daughter fell in love with wackers the wallet! They are roughly the size of a beanie baby and really well made.  Here are our cute little jumbies!

Want to win?  1 winner will be chosen and will receive 2 randomly selected JUMBiES. Make sure you leave your email in comments so I can contact you if you win! Winner has 48 hrs. to reply- contest ends February 6th at 5pm EST. 

Make sure you leave an individual comment below for each additional entry-good luck all! 

Mandatory Entry
1.   Like “JUMBiES” on facebook (+2)  
           *leave separate comment below that you have become a fan*
2.   Go to and pick your favorite JUMBiE (+2)
           *leave separate comment below with your choice*
Extra Entries:
1.  Follow Free & Frugal Mommy of One via Google Friend Connect Publicly (click follow on blog page) +2 
2.  Follow Free & Frugal Mommy of One on facebook
          *leave comment below that you have done so*
3.  Follow JUMBiES on twitter @jumbies (+2)
          * leave separate comment below that you have done so*
4.  Tweet “Check out JUMBiES, The newest cutest thing in plush animals! (+2)
          * leave separate comment below that you have done so*
5.  Post on your Facebook wall “Check out JUMBiES, the newest cutest thing in plush animals (+4)     * leave separate comment below that you have done so*

Valid only in the US and its territories including APO's. Don't forget to thank our sponsor via facebook & let me them know Free & Frugal Mommy of One sent you!

Friday, January 28, 2011

How to survive a toddler

No this is not a blog that will be full of insight and tips on how to survive that seemingly cute little person running around your house but it may make you feel better about your little diva :)

So my daughter is now in a toddler bed & potty training (both things that bring on freedom and frustration) We had this fabulous nap schedule and it was great! Wake up at 9 naps 1-3 and bed at 9....I had no idea how lucky I was! Well little miss fancy pants now refuses to nap-flat out will not sleep until she passes out from shear exhaustion at 8:30 (I usually am not far behind her) What to do? I have no idea but she does go to "quiet time" which means we put her in her bed she climbs out reads books, plays with her babies, and like clockwork after 40 minutes in her room she starts throwing shoes at the door (guess this is our new code for come and get me). Today it is 7:30 and she has just fallen asleep-will it be for the night or just a few hours I do not know but I envy you out there with the little nappers. More on the potty training issues/excitement next time-have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Get Ready for some football-first giveaway!

Are you ready for the superbowl or better yet is your little princess? Cathryn Elizabeth Boutiques is offering a great special on Packers/Steelers bows right now ($4 free shipping!!!) These talented ladies have a lot to offer including some great animal shaped bows and holiday themes with great prices. I ordered myself a zebra & giraffe with flat rate shipping-amazing!
Want to win? One lucky reader will win their choice-hurry contest ends 1-30-11 at midnight EST!

Mandatory entry: Follow Free & Frugal Mommy of One Publicly

Additional Entries:
1. Become a fan of Free & Fugal Mommy of One on Facebook
2. Become a fan of Cathryn Elizabeth Boutiques on Facebook

Get Excited!

I have a great giveaway month planned in the next few weeks! Some of our sponsors include Jumbies, Petcakes, Maricole Designs , Bondi Band, and so many more!

Would you like to see Earth Crunchy Mama as a sponsor? Visit the facebook page and say you are a new fan from free & frugal mommy of one!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rant of the Day-Potty Training!

We started potty training our daughter a few weeks ago and it is going great! Well we had a friend over with a little boy also potty training and when I walked into my bathroom this morning I could not believe my eyes! Needless to say this little boy likes to stand up and pee without good aim...ah the mess. So my lesson of the day is that boys do not need the small potty seat attachment unless you want to clean up all day long....sigh.

Kroger Deals-Start Thursday!

$1.99 Tidy Cats Litter, 10 lb
$1/1 Purina Tidy Cats Cat Litter
$1/1 Tidy Cats Cat Litter
Net Price $0.99 each | $0.49 each after Instant Reward when you buy 10!
$1.49 Uncle Ben’s Brown Ready Rice, 8 oz
$0.75/1 Uncle Ben’s Plain White or Brown Rice 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/6/2011)
$1/1 Uncle Ben’s Plain White or Brown Rice 1/9/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/6/2011)
Net Price $0.49 each | FREE after Instant Reward when you buy 10!
$0.92 Rotel Tomatoes, 10 oz
$0.30/1 Rotel Diced Tomatoes 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/13/2011)
$0.32 each | $0.18 Money Maker after Instant Reward when you buy 10!
Healthy Choice Steamers or Entrees, 8.5-21 oz - $2
Net Price $1.50 each 

Marie Callender Steamers or Entree, 8.5-21 oz - $2

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Another Sunday paper has arrived-be on the look out for coupon match ups coming later in the day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Welcome one and all!

Hi Everyone! My goal of the blog is to share great money saving tips & tricks along with freebies. I am a stay at home mommy of one active little toddler trying to keep it all together on a small budget. Looking forward to meeting other couponistas and money saving mommas (dads too!)