Thursday, February 28, 2013

My February 2013 Wins

This was a very slow month for wins for me. Crossing my fingers for March. Even my totals are still low for this year, but you win some you lose some.

February 2013

1.) Book- Londoners (ARV-$6)
2.) Lisa Loeb "No Fairy Tale" CD (ARV-$10)
3.) Purex Crystals for Baby (ARV-$6)
4.) $10 HSN Gift Card (ARV-$10)
5.) Book- Celebrity Inc (ARV-$12)
6.) 3 Tame Books (ARV-$27)
7.) Katherine Nelson Born Brave CD (ARV-$15.95)

Total Value: $86.95 

* January Update: One of my prizes never shipped so I contacted the company and they sent me an extra book along with my win so my January total went up by $10.

2013 Total So far: $157.29

Monday, February 18, 2013

February 2013 Popsugar Must Have Box

Wow guys! I just subscribed to the Popsugar Must Have Box and this is my new favorite subscription box, and the best I have ever received. Sadly, I do not have an unboxing video because I was just too excited to open and use the products! Sign up links and coupon codes will be at the end of the post.

The Popsugar Must Have Box is a subscription box which costs $35 per month, BUT all the products you get are full size and the boxes are always worth more than $100! If you love getting surprises than this box is for you!.

The items in the box:

1.) Brokedown Wrap: This is such a cute afterbath wrap! Love it!  Value: $84
2.) Hanky Panky's: Thong Underwear. Not too exciting, but I'll take em. Value: $20
3.) Mariebelle New York Tresor Box: Dark Chocolate Pearls. So good their already gone! $10
4.) Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain: Have not tried this yet, but love Revlon. $7.49
5.) Safe Haven Book & Song Download: Not into fiction books. $8
6.) Connoisseurs Quick Jewelry Cleanser $8
7.) Extra: Conversation Hearts. Cool extra for V-Day. Gave them to my boyfriend.

Will not use the Jewelry Cleaner or the safe haven book but all the other stuff in the box was pretty great! Total value of the box: $137.49 + the conversation hearts. Totally love this box and can not wait for March to get my next one!

To sign up go here: and use the code "REFERFRIENDS" to get $5 off your first months box! Coupon Code ends 2/28/13.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 2013 Birchbox

View my Unboxing Video and then come back and read my post :)

Other than getting the perfume sample, this was a pretty good box! For some reason it looks kind of empty though.

Inside the box is:

1.) Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Spray.I love this detangle spray. It keeps the knots away and it smells so good in the process. I do recommend it, but the price will make your wallet say "ouch!" Full size, $21.95

2.) Color Club Nail Polish in Wild Cactus. I am not positive if this is the full size nail polish or not, but if not then it is pretty close. It looks like such a nice color and I can not wait to try it!  Full size, $8

3.) Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm. As you all know I love getting BB Creams. However, I just received a whole bunch of sample BB Creams for a market research study that I am doing so I can not say that I was as excited as I usually am to get this BB Cream.  Full Size, $36

4.) Juicy Couture Courture La La Perfume. We are back to the perfume samples again WAH! Not a fan of these little guys which I can get for free at CVS or just by requesting them through the mail. At least this one smells oh so delicious though. Full Size, $19-$90

5.) There is no beauty extra this month but there is a treat. The treat is a sample Ghirardelli bite. Now this was a delicious treat, but why so small? Birchbox has been known to give full size Luna Bars so why not a full size chocolate bar, or at least a few small packages of these guys.  Full Size, Not listed. 

This box had such a good variety of items in it that I consider it to be a great box! Also, I will  use all of these products! Yes, even the perfume sample that we all know and love hate. 

Is this box worth $10: These items are worth the $10. All were fairly good sized samples. 
Is this box worth my $10: Yes, I am happy with the products in the box this month :) 

Disclaimer: These opinions are my own and I was not asked, nor do I get compensation, to review the box or these items.

If you would like to sign up for the Beauty Box yourself, here is the link:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Flicker “How Much Are You Willing to Forget?” CD Review & Giveaway

Flicker - "How Much Are You Willing to Forget?"
Flicker "How Much Are You Willing to Forget?"

Flicker, a progressive rock band, has just released their debut album. I was given a copy of the CD to review for this post, but I also am able to give away a CD to one lucky reader!

From my experience with listening to the album, Flicker has a mixture of Pink Floyd and Green Day influences. This album has the classic rock influences from Pink Floyd in their beats but also has a little extra rock influence mixed in there which can be compared to bands such as Green Day. My favorite song from the album is "Go" and this song is what I feel captures a more modern rock sound than any other song on the album.

Want to win a copy of the CD for yourself? Enter below! This contest is open to anyone world wide!! There are no mandatory entries but the more entries you complete the better chance you have of winning! This contest is hosted by Contest Corner and Flicker so be sure to check out their sites!
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Friday, February 1, 2013

My January 2013 Wins

My wins for January were great. I won 12 prizes but sadly they were all low in value. Though winning stuff for my cats is always a goal for me so I will take it!

January 2013

1.) Book- Trouble in Texas (ARV-$5)
2.) Thunderstruck Blu Ray (ARV-$7)
3.) Chicken Soup: The Power of Positive (ARV-$7)
4.) Free Natures Recipe Cat Food Cup (ARV-$1.09)
5.) Free Can of Authority Cat Food (ARV-$.89)
6.) Free Meow Mix Cat Food Cup (ARV-$.63)
7.) 2 Free Farm Rich Product Coupons (ARV-$12)
8.) Barney: Let's Go to the Moon DVD (ARV-$5)
9.) Book- Etched Upon My Heart (ARV-$13)
10.) Free Can of Authority Cat Food (ARV-$.89)
11.) Book- Natural Weight Loss (ARV-$7)
12.) Free cab of Fancy Feast Cat Food (ARV-.84)

Total Value: $60.34

I base the estimates of my wins on the lowest price I can find for them so if I went out and bought these items at the store it actually would cost more.

Entering Sweepstakes is my favorite way to get free stuff but if Sweeping is not for you, you can get great stuff by signing up for samples or couponing. Remember, there is no point to pay full price for anything because everything can at some point come free or at a discount!