Freebie Friday

Free Travel Coffee Mug
Click on Contact. Then click on Click Here for Free Gift.

Free Glow Stick

Free Pampers Points (Each code works one time per person)

Free Flirtitude Panties
HOW TO ENTER THE JCPENNEY FLIRTITUDES GIVEAWAY (Dec/Jan Issue): Starting November 18, 2008, bring the December 2008/January 2009 cover of Seventeen or a printout of the seventeen.com home page to any JCPenney store to receive one (1) Flirtitude panty (approximate retail value: $7.50). Twenty-five thousand (25,000) will be given away. For each one given away, JCPenney will also donate $1 to the JCPenney After school Fund (up to $25,000). One per person. Giveaway ends January 6, 2009. While supplies last.

Free Tea Samples

Free Energy Bar or Drink at GNC

Free Chocolate Fondue for 2 at The Melting Pot

Free Coffee Cup with Spoon


Thrifty Thursdays

Coupons, sales, and fabulous deals! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

$20 off a $100 purchase at Beauty.com

Target Internet Specials

Walmart Rollback Specials

Landsend Overstock Specials

Free Shipping at Urban Outfitters

$5 off a $25 purchase at Aeropostale
Also offering FREE SHIPPING if you spend $75 or more if you use this link.

$5 off $50 purchase at Target.com

Get 2 $5 off Kmart coupons when you sign up for email updates

$10 off a $100 purchase at CompUSA

Save 80% on Restaurant.com Gift Cards
Pay only $2 for a $25 certificate!
Buy a $100 gift certificate for only $8!
Great holiday gift, these last for a year

Happy Thanksgiving!


Work at Home Wednesdays

Avoiding Scams

There are many companies now offering legitimate work at home opportunites. However, there are many scammers out there and it is important to know how to spot them. Christine Durst, author of The Rat Race Rebellion, says her research indicates the ratio of scams to legitimate opportunities is 42 to 1.

Here are some tips I have picked over time on how to avoid scams:

1. Check out the company's website. If it is brand new or the only information offered is about a job, then be very cautious.
2. Legitimate companies will never ask you for money upfront before you have been officially hired. Some companies do require a background check and will ask you to pay this before you begin working. However, at this point, you have been essentially hired pending an acceptable background check. There are also companies that will ask you to pay for training materials, but, again this is after you have been hired.
3. Check with the Better Business Bureau and see if the company has any complaints. Customer complaints are not necessarily important. Customers will complain about prices being too high or some customer service representative that was rude. Look out for employee complaints or many customer complaints that point to the company being fradulent or unethical.
4. Never give out pin numbers or passwords to your bank accounts. Scammers will ask for this under the pretense of verifying you are a real applicant. Do not fall for this!
5. Don't assume that because a job ad has been posted on a reputable job board or website that it is legitimate. There is no way for these sites to keep up and verify every job ad. You must do the research yourself to determine that the job is credible.
6. If you reply to a job ad and the response does not include a company name, be very careful! Also, if they do provide a company name and you cannot find it anywhere on the internet, then also be very cautious!
7. Be wary of a company that is willing to hire you without an interview, a resume, or speaking to you.
8. If it sounds too good to be true, then it is probably a scam.
9. Check the Attorney General for your state to be sure that the company you are applying with is a licensed company.
10. Check the company out at Rip Off Report.

Don't let this list intimidate you or scare you off from working at home. There are many legitimate work at home opportunities available. I have worked for two of them so I know that they exist. This list is meant to empower you so that you can begin your search with confidence. Tune in next Wednesday for information on how to write a resume when applying for work at home jobs.


Tuesday Giveaway Roundup

There are so many giveaways going on right now in the blog world. Make sure to get in on the prize winning and visit these great blogs to enter!

First, Felicia at Go Graham Go is giving away a must have children's health product, Exergen's Temporal Scanner . Giveaway ends on December 5th and everyone gets a chance at 7 entries.

Erin at The Mom Buzz is hosting two giveaways. The first is for Crayola's Tadoodles Scribble 'n' Sing. This giveaway ends November 27th so hurry and click here for a chance to win. The Mom Buzz is also giving away a great organizational tool called List Plan It. Contest ends December 4th. Click here for a chance to win.

Ohana Mama is giving away a personalized placemat, name tag and book mark by Olive Kids! The winner chooses the design and names for the prizes. Contest ends November 28th.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you already know about 5 Minutes for Mom's HUGE Christmas Giveaways. They are giving away over 25 prizes! Just in case you haven't heard, click here to find out how to enter.

Mod Mom Blog is giving away a pair of boots by Keen (contest ends December 8th) and the Peek Mobile Email Device (contest ends December 15th). An Island Life is also giving away a pair Keen boots (contest ends November 30) so make sure to enter at both sites!

Mamanista is hosting the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Lots of awesome prizes!

Nurse Mommy is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Monave cosmetics. Ends November 27th.

Finally, at Mom Giveaways...well they have A LOT of giveaways going on right now! To name a few, they are giving away the Papoose Baby Sling, U*Neaks Custom Shoes, and Pixie Dust Bath Bombs!

That's all for now! Tune in next Tuesday for more blog giveaways and contests!


For Real This Time!

Ok, I know I posted a while back that I would have this blog up and running soon and then it just didn't happen. However, now I have this great new blog design courtesy of Paperback Designs and Go Graham Go! I am really excited about getting this blog going and I PROMISE it will have content this week. I will be featuring job leads for women (or men) who wish to work from home, the best freebies offered on the web, money making ideas, coupons, and a weekly roundup of the best blog giveaways. Look for new posts starting this week!