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Free Beauty Events October 2014

I am a huge fan of freebies, deals and giveaways…don’t believe me just check my Instagram! And one of my favorite go-to sites to check for beauty freebies and giveaways is Yep, the name says it all!

Free Beauty Events

On their site you can enter your zip code to find beauty events like makeovers, gifts with purchase, and sampling events happening at various local beauty retailers, salons and spas. I love checking out the events in my area, especially at the local drug stores. It’s a great way to snag samples of new products and coupons for future purchases. In addition to event listings, also features a blog on product reviews and monthly contest.

This month is hosting an October Beauty Basket Giveaway which features a basket full of beauty products and cosmetics worth over $150! The Contest runs from 10/1/2014 to 10/31/2014, winners will be chosen on 11/1/2014 and notified by 11/15/2014. To enter  like the Free Beauty Events Facebook page and click the tab Monthly Contest. You can also enter directly on the Free Beauty Events site.

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I received a free product in exchange for this post. As always all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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Free Beauty Events – October 2013

It has been a long time since I posted about Free Beauty Events but my love for the site is still the same. If you’ve been following The Savvy Housewife then you are quite familiar with Free Beauty Events. But here’s a quick refresher on why I love the site so much…

Free Beauty Events

Free Beauty Events is an amazing site that features FREE, yes FREE, beauty events happening in and around your area. You’ll find events like free makeovers, gifts with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events held at various local beauty retailers, spas and salons across the US. To find out what events are happening in your area simply enter your zip code here and a list of the current FREE beauty events will appear. It’s so easy and if you’re a beauty junkie like myself you will become addicted to this site. Below is an example of what you may find…

  •  During October you can take advantage of the Ulta YesTo event. Demonstrators will be giving away free samples of Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balance Moisturizer, Yes To Carrots Body Butter, and Yes To Cucumbers.

You can find more information about events like the one above and others by checking out Free Beauty Events and entering your zip code in top right hand corner. And if you host/demonstrate free beauty events at a local spa, salon or retailer you can have your event featured on this site too. All you have to do is submit a form and your event will be listed on the site for free. What makes Free Beauty Events one of my favorite sites is that in addition to providing a listing of all of the FREE events it also gives it’s readers a chance to win prizes each month. Check out what they are giving away this month…

FBE Oct 2013

For their current giveaway, Free Beauty Events will be giving away 5 prizes. Yep that’s right, you have 5 chances to win! An each prize will consist of L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream, Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15, and Seventh Generation Boosts Skin Serum – Hydrating. The Contest runs from 10/1/2013 to 12/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 1/1/2014 and notified by 1/1/2014. To enter, all you have to do is, go to Free Beauty Events and supply your name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip. Easy, right?

And while you are there entering the monthly giveaway and searching for the FREE beauty events make sure to check out Free Beauty Events Beauty Blog. There you will find reviews and information of some of the latest beauty products available. And there are weekly contest with smaller prizes too over on the blog too! So be sure to head over to Free Beauty Events before 12/13/2013!

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**FREE** Chick-fil-A Breakfast September 9-14

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you know how much I love Chick-fil-A! And I love it even more when I can get it FREE!

Free Breakfast


So I’m so glad that it’s back…select Chick-fil-A locations are offering a FREE breakfast entrée to customers that make reservations between September 9-14. Click here to see if your local Chick-fil-A restaurant is participation and to make your reservation today!

***Please note that the reservation site is getting hit hard right now, so keep trying if the site won’t load.***

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My Job Chart: FREE Online Chore Chart

I know that I have been MIA since the fourth of July but things around here have been crazy busy…I’ve been trying to enjoy the last few weeks of Summer Vacation with my boys. But I couldn’t pass up sharing this cool site with y’all….

Although I’m a SAHM (stay-at-home mom), I refuse to spend every waking moment cooking and cleaning; I decided that this Summer was a perfect time to really buckle down on my oldest and give him more responsibilities around the house. Well basically more chores…lol. So when I saw My Job Chart I thought that it would be a great tool in helping us both keep track of his chores and allowance.

My Job Chart is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for organizing and motivating your kids to learn first hand how to save, share and spend.

Sign up is easy and best of all it’s FREE. Come back and let me know what you think!

Just Another MANICure Monday: Julep Maven Review

I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that I had just recently signed up for the nail subscription box, Julep Maven and since I rocking “naked nails” right now I decided to do a review of Julep Maven instead of my normal Just Another MANICure Monday post.

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If you follow me on Instagram or FB (and I hope you do) then you know how much of a couponer/bargain shopper I am…so I usually only purchase nail polish when it goes on sale or clearance. Rarely do I ever pay full price and the thought of paying over $5 is just ridiculous to me…feel free to judge that last statement. But after months and months of seeing/reading bloggers rave about Julep Maven, I finally broke down and signed up. The straw that broke the camels back was when I received an email from Julep Maven saying that the first box was on them and all I had to pay was $3.99 for shipping. Although that’s not totally FREE I thought it was a pretty awesome deal especially for a service that gets so many great reviews.

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For those of you that may not be familiar with Julep Maven, it’s a monthly subscription service that “delivers exclusive access to at least $40 worth of products handpicked to suit your style” for only $19.99/month. Signing up is easy…basically you just answer the Julep Maven style quiz questions and your introductory box is shipped within 3 business days.

According the Julep Maven style quiz, I’m an “It Girl!” I placed my order on Monday and sure enough it arrived on Thursday…a total plus for me! In my excitement I opened the box immediately and swatched each polish right then. Check out what I received in the May “It Girl” box….

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The “It Girl” May introductory box included three full-sized nail polishes,  a nail polish remover pad and an emery board.



The picture above doesn’t do this particular shade any justice…Simone is actually a beautiful pastel lilac with a little iridescence (which I just noticed). I did a post rocking this shade which will give you a better idea of how pretty it really is.



Carly speaks for herself in this picture. As you can see it’s a bright, bold blue glitter. I probably won’t rock this shade alone but I think it will definitely make for an awesome accent over another shade.



Stefani is an interesting shade…it’s a metallic grey polish with flecks of gold glitter. This one is not necessarily my favorite but I’m sure I’ll find something fun to do with it.

Bonus items

Bonus items

The nail polish remover pad, which will come in handy when I’m on road/traveling this summer, and the emery board were my two bonus items. As you can see I’ve already used the emery board…it works. Lol

So what’s the final verdict of my first Julep Maven box? I love it! I paid just $3.99 for over $40 worth of nail products. You definitely can’t beat that! What I like even more is that I can skip boxes if I’m not in love with my monthly picks and I can cancel at anytime. To score you first Julep Maven box FREE enter code FREEBOX at checkout.



Although I didn’t get a chance to share an actual mani today, you should definitely head over to Lipgloss and Binky and see what the other ladies are rocing on their nails. MANICure Monday is a weekly nail polish/mani link-up that is rotated between Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky and Effie Lynn of LA Lynn’s. Check it out!

Which polish is your favorite? Are you a Maven? Did you get a May Julep box? What is your Julep Maven style profile? Do you subscribe to any monthly beauty subscription services?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links! Sign up and become a Maven too…help me score a free box! xoxo

Frugal Summer Fun List

Summer vacation starts next week for my kiddos and all I keep saying to myself is “get ready, get ready, get ready!” I have three busy, active boys…two at school and one at home with me right. For the most part things are pretty quite around here and running errands is a breeze with just the one kid in tow. So needless to say things are about to change in a few days.

Now being a SAHM, couponer and thrifty/bargain shopper I’m ALWAYS on the hunt for fun, inexpensive/free activities. Y’all already know how quickly things can add up…kids are expensive! So for the past few months I’ve been compiling a list of things to help keep us all busy and allow us to make the most of their Summer. Here are few of the things I come up with so far for my Frugal Summer Fun list.

Summer Fun Calendar

Local Library

Check your local library! A few years ago I rediscovered the value of my local library and I feel in love. They offer Summer Readings Programs for various ages, family movie nights, interactive classes for moms and kids, and crafts. And the best part…most of the events are FREE. And don’t forget to check out books for yourself and the kiddos.

Craft Workshops

Both The Home Depot and Lowe’s offer FREE crafting workshops for kiddos. The Home Depot’s offers a free movie/theme based workshop the first Saturday of each month. In addition to the workshop, The Home Depot host giveaways/contest and special presentations at select locations. Lowe’s offers a FREE Build and Grow Clinic every other Saturday of each month and the clinic last around an hour. For more details and registration info check out The Home Depot and Lowe’s Build and Grow.


Your kids can bowl for free this summer! Several bowling allies participate in the Kids Bowl Free initiative, where kids can get two FREE games of bowling everyday all summer long. And Brunswick Zone is also offering “Kids Bowl Free” coupons when you join the Brunswick Bonus Zone and add you kids 12 & under to your profile. Check out Kids Bowl Free and Brunswick Zone to locate a bowling ally near you.

Summer Reading Programs

Tons of places reward kids for reading over the summer!

  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading – Kids read any 8 books and score a FREE book from the Barnes & Noble Reading journal list in store.
  • Chuck E. Cheese – Kids can score 10 FREE tokens for reading everyday for two weeks. Just fill out the Reading Rewards Calendar and take it to a participating Chuck E. Cheese. And there are other rewards calendars there too!
  • Sylvan Book Adventure – This is one of my favs! Kids ages K-8 grade, use the site to search for books, read them offline, use the site to take a quiz and earn points based on how much they remember. The points can then be redeemed for prizes.

Cheap Movies

Summer Movie Express

We all know how expensive the movies can be…tickets are at least $7 or more for just the matinée plus popcorn. And “ain’s nobody got time for that!” in my Sweet Brown voice, lol. But what I love is that movie theaters offer cheap movie tickets during the summer. Even though the movies are old and my kids have probably already seen them, they still enjoy the whole idea of just being at the movies. The Georgia Theater Company Summer Movie Series will be offering $1 movies every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Plus you can score a kids sized popcorn and kids sized drink for $1.50 each. And for 9 weeks, Regal Cinemas offers kid friendly G and PG movies for just $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am! To see locations and movie listings head over to Regal Summer Movie Express.

These are just a few of the fun things I have planned so far for the kiddos this summer. As you can see I’m trying to keep them busy. I also plan on putting together an educational binder, with age appropriate activities, for each of my sons to work on a few days out of each week…if you don’t use it you loose it. And I don’t want them to loose what they’ve learned in school this year plus it will help get them ready for next year too. I’ve already started my calendar and I’ll be setting up a daily schedule too. Like I mentioned I want to make the most of their summer vacation.

What are you planning on doing with the kids this summer? Do you have any educational or fun activities already planned? Do you have any ideas to add to the Frugal Summer Fun list?

Free Beauty Events April 2013

So first let me apologize in advance for posting about the Free Beauty Events so late in the month, I hope y’all understand. With that being said let’s get right to it…

Free Beauty Events

If you’ve been following the blog for a while then you know I post about Free Beauty Events every month. Why, you ask? One, I’m a fan of freebies and deals. Two, sharing is caring so it’s only right that I share the freebies and deals with y’all. And three, I’m addicted to all things beauty related. So what I love so much about Free Beauty Events is that it combines my love for freebies/deals with my love for all things beauty. A total win-win for me. Each month Free Beauty Events lists FREE makeovers, gifts with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events happening at various local beauty retailers, spas and salons across the US. And finding out what events are going in your area is easy….just head over to Free Beauty Events, enter you your zip code here and a list of FREE events will appear.

For example, there is a Walgreens SaturDate with Beauty for Coty and Elizabeth Arden on May 11th where customers can experience the top Coty and Elizabeth Arden fragrances and enjoy special discounts. Beauty Advisors will also be showing customers how to use Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs products and demonstrating Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color which dries in just 60 seconds. Don’t miss out on great coupons for Airbrush Legs and Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color for these products. Information like this is available on our website where spas and retailers can promote their events.

And if you have an event that you would like to see listed on Free Beauty Events site, it’s easy too! All you have to do is submit a form and your event will be listed on the site for free. In addition to listing events, Free Beauty Events gives it’s readers a chance to win prizes each month. Check out this month’s giveaway…

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For the month of April 2013, FBE will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of L’Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30, L’Oreal Youth Day/Night Cream, and CoverGirl Cheekers Blush. The Contest runs from 4/1/2013 to 4/30/2013, winners will be chosen on 5/2/2013 and notified by 5/15/2013. To enter, all you have to do is enter your name, email address (only used to contact winners) and zip here. So easy, right?

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Have you ever attended any free beauty events in your area recently? What’s your favorite beauty website? Have you tried any of the products featured at Walgreen’s SaturDate in May?

Good luck! And don’t forget to come back and let me know if you win!