New PinchMe Samples Drop 10/19/2021

Sample Tuesday is Coming 10/19/2021- Mark your calendars, set an alarm on your phone!

Don’t have any idea what I am talking about? PinchMe! Join PINCHme and receive free samples that you can provide feedback on.

PinchMe is awesome! Once you are signed up, they will email you reminders when new samples are about to drop, and remind you when it’s time to leave feedback.

Answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in the Member Profile. PinchMe learns what you like and offer samples just for you.

Once you’ve had a chance to try the samples, complete a short feedback survey to tell PinchMe what you think of the samples.

I get PinchMe samples every month. Here is what arrived at the end of June for the June 2021 boxes. The One Bar was really good.

What are you waiting for? Sign up here and get on the free sample bandwagon! I’ve gotten all kinds of awesome sample/trial size items, as well as full-sized items to try out from PinchMe!

Book It is back!

Book It is back for the 2021-2022 School year!

Book It is still alive and well! Enrollment is now open for the 2021-22 BOOK IT! Program year. Parents can now enroll their homeschool children!

It’s quick and easy. teachers can enroll their individual classes, parents can enroll homeschooled or distance learning kiddos.

My kids love Book It (just like their mama did!). It’s a great way to encourage reading and share a tasty, nostalgic memory.

Make Tracking even easier for your kiddos too- download and print tracking calendars for each kid!


Q-insights Irvine Automotive Survey Pays $150 for 90 mins


Q-insights is another company that I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. Recently, they have had a lot of surveys about newer high-end cars.

Right now, Q-insights has a new survey being held in Irvine on October 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 that is 90 minutes long and pays $150.

They are looking for males and females ages 18-59 who own or lease one of the following vehicles 2016 or newer that was purchased or leased new. Please note you will be required to show original vehicle registration when onsite.

If you have one of the vehicles listed below, please visit complete this pre-screener survey here.

Your vehicle must be 2016 or newer and you must provide original registration.

Audi e-Tron
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet Trax
Chrysler 300
Honda Accord
Honda CR-V
Honda HR-V
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Kona (gas)
Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Tucson
Kia Cadenza
Kia Optima
Kia Soul
Kia Sportage
Kia Telluride
Lexus ES
Lincoln MKZ
Mazda CX-3
Mazda CX-30
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-9
Nissan Altima
Nissan Maxima
Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Crosstrek
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model Y
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry
Toyota CH-R
Toyota Highlander
Toyota RAV4
VW Atlas
VW Passat
VW Tiguan

10/8/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

It’s raining! Woo hoo! Ok, so if you aren’t in Southern California, you probably don’t understand why it’s so exciting. We’re in a drought and any little bit helps. Also, now I don’t have to wash my car.

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.


Full Sized Freebies from Sprouts!
Free Homefree Healthy Cookie Party
Free Khadi Rose Repair Oil
Free Abbey’s Hope Watch Watchdog Tag
Free Kids’ Guide to Helping Animals Magazine + Stickers
Free 8×10 Photo Print at Walgreens
Free Mylanta Gas Minis Sample
Free Headlamps, Handheld Flashlight or Clip Light
Free 2-Year Subscription to People Magazine
Free I Heart Equality Sticker
Free Thin the Threat Bumper Sticker
Free Above MS Recipe Book
Free 89.3 The Arbor Hologram Sticker
Free Sample of Nescafe Intenso Coffee
Free Planet Oat Unsweetened Oatmilk at Kroger & Affiliates
Free 3-Pack of Hallmark Little World Changer Greeting Cards
Free Coffee at Cumberland Farms Every Friday
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free khadi Neem Harmony Hair Oil
Free Avene Solaire UV SPF or Tinted Sunscreen Fluid
3 Free Gratitude Postcards
Free Access to MyHeritage Ancestry Tools
Free Lowe’s Hal-LOWE-en Trick-or-Treat Tryouts Event
Free Modelo Beverage Can Holder on Oct & Nov 11th
Score a Free $10 Credit from Amazon
Free Ocusleep Sleep Glasses
Free Skincare Product + $40 Amazon Gift Card
Free Subscription to Cigar Aficionado Magazine
Free Bruichladdich Scotch Whisky Virtual Party
Free Sample of NYX Cosmetics’ Marshmellow Primer
Free Gatorade Zero with Protein
Free Khadi Vitality Grow Hair Oil
Free Ginkgo Biloba Complex Pills
Free Men’s Moisturizer Product + $30 Amazon Gift Card
Banfield Pet Hospital – Free Office Visit & Consultation


Rimmel Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick ONLY $3.58 (Reg. $6.49)
Holiday Velvet Plush Throw ONLY $10.49 at JCPenney (Reg $30)
Nike Shirts on Clearance for $4.50
Coach Pave Signature Huggie Earrings ONLY $24.96 (Reg. $78)
MUK LUKS Women’s Sharon Boots ONLY $14.99 (Reg. $115)
Ultrasoft Sheet Twin Set ONLY $13.99 (Reg $45)
Save $30 on Tide, Crest, Bounty and More of Your Favorite Brands
Martha Stewart Glass Pitcher ONLY $8.99 (Reg $24)
Martha Stewart Harvest Pumpkin Cocottes ONLY $19.99 (Reg $50)
White Sapphire Sterling Silver Ring ONLY $15 (Reg $75)
Michael Kors Pebbled Crossbody Bag ONLY $89.25 (Reg $258)
Coach Double Corner Zip Wristlet ONLY $39.20 (Reg. $98)
Garmin Vivofit Jr ONLY $39.00 (Reg. $80)
MUK LUKS Women’s Cheryl Boots ONLY $21.99 (Reg $65)
Hush Puppies Fall Flats ONLY $31.49 with 10% Off at Checkout
70% Off Sweaters From Evelyn Taylor + Extra 10% Off at Checkout
JoyBay Ride On Swing Cars ONLY $31.49 with 10% Off at Checkout
60% Off Hanes & More + Extra 10% Off at Checkout
35% Off bareMinerals, Buxom & More + Extra 10% Off at Checkout
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette ONLY $10.29 (Reg. $18)
Telestrations Board Game ONLY $11.96 (Reg. $30)
MUK LUKS Bootie Slippers ONLY $7.99 (Reg. $24)
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $6.16 (Reg. $12)
MUK LUKS Liza Boots ONLY $14.99 (Reg. $65)
BLACK+DECKER Leaf Blower ONLY $89 (Reg. $147)
LEGO BrickHeadz Nutcracker ONLY $9.99 on Amazon
Rubbermaid Storage Containers 18-Piece Set ONLY $25 (Reg $35)
Adjustable Measuring Cups Set of 2 ONLY $12.99 (Reg $25)
The James Bond Collection Blu-ray ONLY $59.99 (Reg. $115)
Martha Stewart 3-Pack Nesting Bowls ONLY $16.99 (Reg $44)
Nike Classic Kids Backpack ONLY $15 (Reg $30)
Cooks 30-Pc Nonstick Cookware Set ONLY $55.99 (Reg $160)
Nike Boys Dri-FIT Block Logo Print Shorts ONLY $8.40 (Reg $28)
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Briefs 15-Pack ONLY $12.50 (Reg $23)

San Diego, Ca Area Halloween Activities!

It’s Spooky Season, which means it’s time for some local events!

Trunk or Treats, Halloween/Fall Carnivals, and other Halloween fun!

These events are just a few of the events going on in San Diego County. If you know of other events, please feel free to leave info in the comments.


  • Journey Church in La Mesa is hosting Journey Kids – Halloween Family Dance on 10/9/2021 from 5:30-7:00pm. RSVP here. 
  • If you live closer to downtown/Little Italy, check out Trick or Treat on India Street. This fun and safe Halloween event makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun as Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats. 10/27/2021 5:30-7:30pm.
  • HauntFest on Main is an exciting family-friendly event in Downtown El Cajon with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kids zone, rides, entertainment, and more! 4pm-9pm on 10/29/2021

Faith Chapel in Spring Valley is hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween 10/31/2021 6pm-8pm.






Great Deals on Spices and Seasonings from Penzey’s!

Penzey’s is having a great sale through the end of business today!

1/4 cup Northwoods AND 1/4 cup Arizona Dreaming (value $9.54) free with $5 purchase. No need to add any items here. Enter code Together in the Apply Code field at checkout. I love Arizona Dreaming- It’s a great spice blend that is perfect in Huevos Rancheros or a Southwestern Chicken Stew.

If you are looking for some solid additions to your spice rack, check out these sweet deals:

No coupons or codes are needed for the regularly $3.59 French Tarragon for $1 or the regularly $6.69 Sunny Paris for $2, those two deals are automatic for everyone. These deals do not expire until 10/3/2021.

For the free-with-$5-purchase $9.54 quarter-cups of Arizona Dreaming and Northwoods Seasoning, in stores show or print this coupon. When you order online at, once you have $5 in spending just enter Together in the apply code box at checkout.

Women’s Clothing Swap at The Chapel at Grossmont (La Mesa, CA) 10/2/21

OMG, friends! There is a clothing swap coming up! I just learned about it last night, and I know that so many of you have missed these swaps.

The Chapel at Grossmont (Address: 5651 Water St, La Mesa, CA 91942)

Saturday, October 2,2021 12pm-3pm

SWAP & SHOP: It’s time to spring clean your wardrobe ladies! Bring your gently worn WOMEN’s CLOTHING *Max of 20 items

How it works:
Bring your gently used WOMEN’s CLOTHING, accessories, shoes, etc., and trade them for items you want to take home. No selling, no buying, just swapping. You simply drop your items on the front table and you can start taking shopping for items you want to take home for free!
If you don’t have anything that you want to share, but need new clothes (I know a lot of people in that boat) bring along $5 in lieu of bringing items to swap.
Items can include:
-Gently used or semi-new clothing pieces
-Gently used or semi-new shoes
-Jewelry pieces
-Accessories: scarfs, hats, purses, belts
-New or unopened scented candles, lotions, perfume sprays (i.e., Victoria Secrets or Bath & Body Works)
Come and drop all the items you want to swap and leave with items that will bring value to you.
* Bring a bag to cart home all your finds
* Please bring clothing pieces on hangers or folded (not scrunched up in a big trash bag)
* Wear tights and a fitted blouse to easily try on clothes.
* All leftover items will be donated to a local charity.
Contact the coordinator if you would like leftover items. Arrange pickup with her. Event Coordinator: Raquel (619) 873-6016

This Saturday: San Diego All Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair 9/25/2021!

We’ve gone to this event in the past, and it’s always a fun time with great resources.

FREE community event with activities, games, crafts, raffles, shopping, and resource booths for families of all abilities.

When: September 25, 2021 10:00AM-1:00PM

Where: Park de la Cruz Recreation Center 3901 Landis Street San Diego, CA 92105

Activity Booths • Giveaways • Games • Family Resources • Networking • Shopping & more

Children of all abilities can enjoy activity stations:

  • Play our adaptive Life-Size Candyland Game.
  • Wash a kid car and drive it through the FOAMO Car Wash and sensory station.
  • Make a ghost trap and receive a package of ectoplasm slime.
  • Spin the prize wheel for a prize* from the toy barrel. Everyone is a winner!
  • Stop by the ShopAble Marketplace to peruse and purchase fabulous products
  • and more!

Resource and service providers for children of all abilities will conveniently be onsite to speak with parents and offer helpful information.

All activities and resources are FREE and open to the public! To learn more or register, click here

9/24/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

This week has been NUTS. Our fridge died. Like DEAD. So I’m dealing with the Sears Warranty company, and we will be without a fridge for over a week. I’ll be posting a separate post about this saga today. It’s insane.

The freebies this week, ::chef’s kiss::. Lots of great stuff, and the deals are starting to pick up as we get closer to the holidays.

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.


Free Coca-Cola with Coffee at Circle K Every Wednesday
Free Overnight Whitening Pen
Free Peet’s Blended Coffee Drink at Select Stores
Possible Free $125 Devices & Services Research Study
Free Nutricia Neocate Formula Sample
Free Oil Change & Car Cleaning for Healthcare Workers
Free Sample of Chanel Perfume
Free $5 Target Gift Card with COVID Vaccine
Free $5 Off $20 with Flu Shot at CVS
Free Sample of Derma E Crepey Skin Duo
Free PETA SOS Anti-Speciesism Starter Pack
Free Munk Pack Keto Nut & Seed Bar at The Fresh Market
Free Chicken & Cupcakes with Over 50% Off Sam’s Club Membership
Free Blake’s Seed Based Snack Bar at Select Stores
Free The Leveraged Business by Fabienne Fredrickson Book
Free Colgate Kids Toothpaste
Free Find That Pod Stickers
Free Genexa Cold Crush
Free Nestle Rallies Refrigerated Nut Butter Bar at Hy-Vee
Free Wink Condom
Free Lancome Lash Idole Lifting & Volumizing Mascara
Huggies Rewards Free 3,500pts for an Amazon Gift Card
Free 4-pk of Seemore Meat & Veggies Natural Sausages
Free Cupcake at Sprinkles
Free Bowhunting World or Predator Xtreme Magazine
Free WholeBerry Passion Fruit Snack Rounds
Free St Pierre Chocolate & Hazelnut Rolled Crepes
Free Anastasia Beverly Hills Products
Free Sample of Cuties Diapers
Possible Free $250 Remote Workers Research Study
Free Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats
Free Eureka Vacuum


Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine ONLY $14.99 (Reg. $30)
Men’s Slim-Fit Dress Shirt ONLY $5.44 (Reg $32)
Paint by Sticker Kids: Christmas ONLY $4.78 (Reg. $10)
MUK LUKS Novelty Heat Retainers ONLY $6.99 (Reg. $18)
Coach Wristlet w/ Horse And Carriage Dot Print ONLY $26.52
Buy 2, Get 1 Free Games, Puzzles & Activity Kits on Amazon
Martha Stewart Collection Containers 3-ct ONLY $21.99 (Reg $44)
Rhinestone Double Ball Stud Earrings ONLY $1.29 Shipped
Cuisinart 12-Piece Knife Set ONLY $12.99 at Best Buy (Reg $50)
Mouse Wallet w/ ID Credit Card Coin Holder ONLY $12.99 (Reg $36)
Conair Infinitipro Flat Iron ONLY $16.99 (Reg $28)
Coach Zak Flip Flops ONLY $17 Shipped (Reg $78) 
Throwback Hot Air Popcorn Popper ONLY $17.93 (Reg $38)
Koolaburra By UGG Women’s Fuzzn Sandal ONLY $29.99 (Reg $55)
Minnie Mouse Sound Book ONLY $7.99 (Reg. $14)
Melissa & Doug Wooden Coffee Maker Set $12.91 (Reg. $24)
OshKosh B’gosh Starting at $9.89 with Extra 10% Off at Checkout







9/17/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

Woo! it’s been a hot week. I’m looking forward to cooler fall temps! There are a lot of cool freebies and deals this week.

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

Most of these freebies and deals are online. I know y’all are vaxxed and ready to party, but I’m trying to keep you safe. Keep up the social distancing with strangers, wash and sanitize your hands, and cover your mouth and nose if you are going to be around strangers. The kids and I still mask up when we go out, and I’ve got hand sanitizer at the ready.


Free Beef or Chicken Fajita Taco at Stripes & 7-Eleven
5 Free 4×6 Photo Prints at CVS
Free 2022 Church Mutal Calendar
4 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Stop Soldier Suicide T-Shirt
Free Donut Wednesdays at Dunkin
Free Sacred CBD Pain Balm Sample
Free Comvita Manuka Honey
Free Good Karma Plantmilk Product
Free Coca-Cola with Coffee at Circle K Every Wednesday
Free 6 pk. Neon Zebra Cocktail Mixers at Walmart
Free Haircare Products
Free Sample of Estee Lauder Double Wear Sheer Foundation
Free Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo Bar
Free Coffee at Panera Bread for 3 Months
Free Camping Lantern or Keychain Flashlight
Free L’Oreal Paris Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color Permanent Hair color
Free Bud Light Seltzer Football Homegating House Party
Free Neon Zebra Margarita Cocktail Mixer Sample
Free One by Poise Liner & Pads Sample Pack
Free Subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
Free Car Care Products
Free Exfoliating Skin Care Products
Free Hair Brush Set, Spa Towel Set or Bath Set with Stone
Free Samples of Orgain Sport and Recovery
Free Sample of WowButter Creamy Peanut Free Toasted Soy Spread
Free Ron Krivosheiw 5×7 Museum Quality Fine Art Canvas Print
Free Coconut, Grapefruit or White Citrus Bath Sets
Possible Free $150 Juice Research Study
Free Puredown Comforter, Blanket, Pillow, or Coverlet Set


Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Cloud Playset ONLY $6.34 (Reg. $15)
Arizona Women’s Cardigans ONLY $24.99 at JCPenney (Reg $44)
Paw Prints Fabric Pet Toys Bin ONLY $4.99 (Reg $16)
Coleshome Computer Desk ONLY $29.99 Shipped (Reg $80)
Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker ONLY $49.99 (Reg $100)
AquaDance 30-Setting Premium 3-Way Shower Combo $10.87 (Reg $50)
Cry Babies Fantasy Pet Rym ONLY $3.97 (Reg. $12)
Dash Hand Mixer ONLY $10.99 (Reg $23)
MUK LUKS Women’s Street Smart Sneaker ONLY $21.99 (Reg. $55)
Save $30 on Tide, Crest, Bounty and More of Your Favorite Brands
Wilton 9-Piece Cake Decorating Kit ONLY $4.17 (Reg. $8)
NYX Conceal Correct Contour Palette ONLY $3.14 (Reg. $12)
Pictionary Air Kids vs Grown-Ups ONLY $5.43 (Reg. $20)
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Narwhal Pool ONLY $4.82 (Reg. $15)
Michael Kors Hartley Sunglasses ONLY $59 (Reg $129)
Fgteev Party In The Elevator ONLY $5.83 (Reg. $25)
MUK LUKS Women’s Street Savvy Sneaker ONLY $21.99 (Reg. $55)
Arm & Hammer Nubbies Dog Treats ONLY $1.85 (Reg. $6)
Iso-Pedic Luxury Charcoal Infused Pillow ONLY $9.93 (Reg $35)