March 2012 Archives

March 30, 2012



March 29, 2012


The days are getting longer and warmer, so you know it's time to start thinking about home improvement projects. I can practically smell the saw dust!

If your "honey-do" list is long, there's no better way to motivate yourself or your honey-doer than by buying some new tools. During Ebates Man Week you can find lots of great deals, especially at Sears and Advance Auto Parts, and get double cash back.

Not sure what to buy? For starters, no home should be without a cordless drill, and if you don't have one yet, I recommend getting a combo-kit that comes with a drill and several other tools that all work off the same rechargeable battery.  I've got this 4-piece Craftsman set at home. It includes a powerful drill, portable light, reciprocating saw and a small circular's practically a home-remodeling kit.

If you've already got the basics, but are looking for a gift to impress and inspire, try an impact driver. Over the past year or so, these tools have become all the rage. They're similar to cordless drills in terms of what they do, but pack a lot more muscle because of how they do it. Your home pro will wear out before this 19.2 volt Craftsman Impact Driver will. 

Now, for the motorhead in the family, nothing beats a good jack. It will bring tears and, probably soon thereafter, a tune-up on the family SUV. Try this Torin 3.5 ton garage jack at Advance Auto Parts. 

The approach of spring also means the growth of green, and you'll soon be battling back your lawn and landscaping. Why not trade out your gas-powered weed trimmer for one of the new battery-powered versions? Battery-powered trimmers are convenient, environmentally friendly, and have improved significantly since they first came on the scene a couple years ago, so make sure to check the reviews. Sears is offering a great deal on this Turbo Garden 21.6 volt Lithium Ion model.


March 28, 2012



March 27, 2012

TheStylishHousewifeI don't know about you but I am THRILLED that Spring has finally arrived! It is all about color this season and I for one, can not get enough. Pastels, brights, and even neons, are on my wishlist. Here are just a few of my "must-have" items for Spring. 

Something Yellow: Yellow is such a happy color, and this pleated skirt from Piperlime is perfection!

Pastels: Pastels are everywhere for spring and I am OBSESSED with this pastel pink bag from ASOS.

Pop of Neon: If you are afraid to try the neon trend, this striped tee with just a pop of neon from JCrew is a perfect addition to your Spring wardrobe.

Printed Denim: The floral trend is HUGE for spring! I've got my eye on these adorable floral jeans available at Piperlime.

Cropped Pants: My first thought was "Oh no! Not capris again!" but cropped pants this season are a much slimmer fit and hit right above the ankle. These are from TopShop and come in an adorable apricot color too!

Sandals: It's pedicure time ladies! There are SO many cute sandals out right now. These color blocked Sam Edelman sandals from Bloomingdales are on the top of my wishlist!

The best part....ALL of these items are available from stores on Ebates, so not only will you be Spring ready, but you will get cash back too! I LOVE ebates!

Be sure and stop by The Stylish Housewife for more fashion inspiration, outfit posts, and beauty tips. And while you're there, enter to win my $150 cash giveaway courtesy of Ebates!


March 26, 2012

If you are getting one of the new iPads be sure to order through Ebates so you can get Cash Back!ipad.jpg


March 23, 2012

Personally, I adore philosophy's whimsical approach to beauty products. They always smell divine and work wonders. I regularly troll their site for great deals. Well today is my lucky day because they are having a truly amazing sale: philosophy favorites on sale for $16 and under! Plus you get 2.5% Cash Back from Ebates! This deal is for one day only, so head over and scoop up these savings while you can.philosophy.JPG

4. kiss me lip glosses for $8.50
5. exfoliating wash for $12


March 22, 2012

If you are waiting to the last minute, you are in luck - you can earn Cash Back on a variety of tax tools to help you get Uncle Sam off your back!


March 21, 2012

Don Draper and crew are nearly back! We are incredibly excited for the fifth season if Mad Men. Luckily loads of stores are offering MM inspired pieces. Check 'em out and earn Cash Back!MadMen

1. Simple sun dress from the Banana Republic collection

2. Chic pants in a khaki hue

3. Bold pencil skirt a la Joan

4. Printed pussy bow blouse

5. Geometric dress from ModCloth


March 20, 2012



March 19, 2012

As the crisp edge falls off the air this Spring, there are several items we have our sights set on. The colors of the latest fashions this season make me feel like I'm walking through a budding, blooming field of wildflowers, tangerine orange my favorite. Even though bright colors are the name of the game this Spring, you can't go wrong with a few staple items, like the ones I've included on my gotta-have-it list:


A good denim shirt is a must have for this Spring

Skirts with pockets like this linen one from JCrew.

Everybody needs a casual white tee, I'll take this one from Gap.

Boyfriend blazer, whether you're single or not, from Urban Outfitters.

Colored skinnies like these from Nordstrom.

Leather hobo bag, like this one at Saks that I'd trade any bag in my collection for!

Gladiator sandals because they just go with everything.

Scarves, scarves, scarves, infinity or not, like the ones at Nordstrom.

About A Penny FIlled Pantry
We are a pair of coupon-wielding girls who love a good deal, but we are also suckers for the latest fashions. We are Brittney and Bethany of A Penny Filled Pantry and we teach coupon classes and run so that we can teach others how to save a little money (or a lot of money). We know that they money we save can be spent on other things or used to give to other people. Let's just say that we coupon so that sometimes we can spend that money we're saving on something cute and bright and colorful... like a pair of colored skinnies or the newest skirt!


March 16, 2012

This giveaway will only be open through Saturday March 17th!

Entry is simple: Just tell us your best St. Patrick's experience! Good luck, everyone :)


March 15, 2012


Legendary singer/songwriter Lionel Richie will be the first artist to participate in the HSN LIVE concert series on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. (EST) on HSN, and via HSN Mobile.  During the special multi-platform concert event "HSN LIVE Presents Lionel Richie sponsored by Cricket" Lionel will perform tracks from his Mercury Nashville release Tuskegee, a collection of 13 reinterpretations of his most popular hits with some of the biggest names in country music.  Superstar Kenny Rogers will join him on stage to perform "Lady," a song shared by both artists over the years.

HSN customers now have the opportunity to pre-order an exclusive 2-disc bundle ($14.95) on that includes Lionel's new Tuskegee release and a special 5-track bonus CD which includes an HSN exclusive never before released version of "You Are," recorded live at Wembley Arena.

Tuskegee represents an exciting new chapter in Lionel's career with an unprecedented lineup of country icons including: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington and Little Big Town.  The multi-genre album also features such superstars as Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett. 

Prior to the HSN LIVE concert series event, a special pre-show will stream live on HSN's Facebook page at 7 p.m. (EST), offering fans exclusive behind-the-scenes access as Lionel prepares to take the stage.  Facebook viewers will be able to watch exclusive content here to learn more about the inspiration behind Tuskegee, as well as a live interview with Kenny Rogers just before the show.  Following his HSN premiere, Lionel will perform a special encore and further interact with HSN's Facebook fans during a live post-concert chat.

For more information about "HSN Live Presents Lionel Richie sponsored by Cricket" and to pre-order the 2-disc Tuskegee set now, please go here.



March 14, 2012



March 12, 2012


March 9, 2012

It seems that a lot of our stores are looking to help you have a savvy Spring because a new sale is sprouting up left and right! Great sales+Cash Back through Ebates is a combination that always makes me happy.


Get 20% off $40+ order at The Children's Place. Use code D6G2012. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Shop Gap Kids Friends and Family Event and save 30% off your entire purchase. Use code GAPFRIENDS. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

The Limited is offering 40% off any order. Use code SAVE40. Plus 1.5% Cash Back!

Only Natural Pet Store is offering 15% off New Spring Arrivals. Use code SPRING. Plus 5.0% Cash Back! is offering 25% off any Sale or Clearance Item. Use code 25SALE. Plus 8.0% Cash Back!

Expressionary is offering 20% off any order and Free shipping. Use code SPRING12. Plus 8.5% Cash Back!

Piperlime is offering 20% off Men's Shoes and Accessories including Sale. Use code SPRING. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Gaiam is offering $20 off $100+ order. Use code SPRINGFAVE20. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!


March 8, 2012



March 7, 2012



March 6, 2012

Ebates is adding new stores all the time. One exciting new addition is Loehmann's! Be sure to check out their great selection of discounted designer goods and earn 7.5% Cash Back.



March 5, 2012


Win a SousVide Supreme Prize Package

The SousVide Supreme Demi is the latest new cooking appliance that allows you to cook meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and even desserts, to perfection - all at the push of a button. Sous vide, pronounced "soo-veed", is the culinary technique used by top chefs all around the world, and now you can recreate this same quality at home with the SousVide Supreme appliance.

Sous vide cooking locks in the flavor and nutrition, as food is sealed in vacuum pouches and cooked at a gentle temperature. The SousVide Supreme is versatile and convenient, allowing you to easily create gourmet restaurant quality meals for a fraction of the cost!

Enter to WIN this incredible Prize Package valued at $468:

- SousVide Supreme Demi water oven (choice of color)

- SousVide Supreme vacuum sealer

- 2 boxes of vacuum seal cooking pouches

- Easy Sous Vide cookbook


Sous Vide Supreme Prize Package

How to enter:

Post your comment below telling us what you would most like to cook in the SousVide Supreme.

Entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 11, 2012. Participation is open to all residents of age of majority in the United States and Canada.   

Good luck!





March 2, 2012



March 1, 2012

Hey everyone!  It's Melea from Decorating a home can be daunting and can end up costing a lot of money! But just like everything else, there is always a way to save. :)


Here are a few tips to help you save on everything from big furniture purchases to small home accents:

1- Shop on Holidays.  Major furniture stores always do promotions on and around Holidays.  They actually use even the smallest Holidays to their advantage. And we can too.  Watch for their ads in your mailbox and many times you will see coupons to use on top of the sale price. 

2- Shop at Scratch and Dent Sales.  You would be surprised what big box stores consider "scratch and dent", yet what you can barely even notice. We purchased an entertainment stand  from a scratch and dent store for $19 a few years ago.  It was gorgeous, normally a few hundred dollars and no one ever noticed the flaw.  Actually, everyone just commented on how beautiful it was. 

3- Shop Garage Sales.  Oh the wonderful things you can find at Garage Sales!  This will obviously take a little more work and digging on your part.  But there are some definite treasures that people want to get rid of.  Just last week, my mother-in-law (an avid Garage Sale Shopper) picked up numerous bedroom dressers for $5.00!!  They were in good condition and the sellers just needed to move asap and wanted everything gone.  Now, that's a deal.

4- For everything from Furniture to Mirrors and Tabletop Decor, shop the Daily Deal sites.  I have a few personal favorites that have helped me decorate our own home.  One Kings Lane, Rue La La, Zulily and Home Sav.  All of which have been 100% reliable and are what other Freebies2Deals readers are fans of too! 

5- Last of all, don't be afraid of a little email. If you don't want your own inbox full of promotions from companies, create a free email address for just that.  Sign up for your favorite store's email newsletters so you can get the heads up when online discounts and in-store discounts are coming.  Also, "like" those Home Decor companies on Facebook.  Promos are given out all of the time exclusively for their followers.  And, of course, make sure you are watching Ebates for extra cash back on top of their already hot offers!

Head over to for even more money saving tips from the wonderful Melea!
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