About Chrystal

Thirty something mom who lives in crazyland with her family. I love God, finding a good deal, gardening and sitting down with a good book!

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Opinion Outpost Openings: Get Paid CASH to Test Products! + Member Gets $10 to Test Washcloths!

Christmas Fund


Did you know that  myself and a LOT of people fund their Christmas with survey companies like Opinion Outpost?! What I love about Opinion Outpost is that you can earn Amazon gift cards pretty quickly….then I just add them to my Amazon account and save them for Christmas where I post AMAZING deals starting right before Black Friday so you will want to be hanging out and shopping with me :-) 

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Here is another great opportunity to get paid to test products and get a little extra cash on the side! Currently Opinion Outpost is open for a limited time.  With Opinion Outpost you can get paid CASH to do product testing up to $50 a week!  Check out the picture below where members were sent cash to do a member to do a survey and test out disposable washcloths!


Also another reader just got shampoo and salmon :-)

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They are also ranked #2 with the Survey Police so this is a VERY reputable company to deal with.  They deal mostly with larger Fortune 500 companies so your bound to get some great items.

 Note: you must CONFIRM your email to get their offers so I would recommend using your freebie email.

Here is a review from a Sea of Savings reader who is currently a panelist for Opinion Outpost:

Once I received my first product test from them I’m getting surveys almost daily for product tests. Just in 2 1/2 weeks Ive received Woolite Dark colors Laundry detergent-32 load I believe, Ive received Baby Wipes, Fiber One Kids Bars, and took a survey that I will receive a new yogurt product test as well.



Be sure to check out the latest freebies and printable coupons and if your shopping online we now have a Online Coupons Code page that has any coupon code you need :-)

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FREE CookBook: BBQ Recipes!

My family loves to grill out and new recipes are always a plus :-) If you are looking for some new yummy recipes that are also healthy and carb conscious be sure to head on over and get your FREE BBQ Recipes Cookbook in the mail today! 

This is packed with lots of great recipes:

  • Grilled beef, chicken, turkey, salmon, veggies and more
  • Tangy BBQ sauces and super salads too!



*Smokin HOT*Coastal.com: Free Pair of $100 Glasses (Just Pay Shipping)

Free Glasses

Update: Today (7/31) is the last day so get them now if you need them! :-)

This comes with frames AND lenses! :-)

Coastal.com is once again offering a Smokin HOT deal where your First pair of glasses is FREE with code: FIRSTPAIRFREE My sister was able to get a pair of these last time this was offered and we were surprised how great the quality was! :-) These would also be great for an inexpensive spare set.  You do have to have a current prescription to get this deal.

Here is how to get yours:

  1. Go here and select the glasses you want
  2. Enter the code FIRSTPAIRFREE at checkout
  3. Score FREE Glasses and just pay shipping (about $13!)
  4. If the frames don’t fit you can return them with Free Shipping! :-) AWESOME!

This is an actual picture of an order a Sea of Savings reader received – they are nice quality glasses!


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Shop Your Way Rewards Members: Get up to 6,000 FREE Points = $6 Reward (1St – 6,000)

Shop Your Way Rewards members can head on over and snag up to 4000 FREE points! Go sign-in to your Shop Your Way Rewards Account  or register (it’s FREE).

Head over to Kmart.com and Then Head over to Sears.com and click the LocalAd Points Giveaway Banner on the left to get your points! You will get up to 3,000 rewards points from each ad. These points will be available in your account 8/3.  This is lots of FREE money – I have been getting towels and washcloths with mine! :-)

Here’s How to get this FREE Money :-)

1. Sign up for a FREE Shop Your Way Rewards account here + get a BONUS of 90 days worth of free shipping!

2. Go here and then here scroll down  look to the right until you see the ad pictured above, click it and  they will tell you the amount you have won!


Rare Kraft Coupons: Lunchables, Velveeta, Oscar Mayer, Capri Sun + Lots More!

$2.00 off any one Nature Made Adult Gummies $0.75 off ONE (1) PLANTERS Peanuts $1.00 off 2 LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations $1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
Seriously how awesome is this?! We very rarely see Kraft coupons and there were a boatload of them just released!! Go through this list a print the ones you can use as they won’t stick around long!  Simply click on the ones you can use and print! :-)

Note: these all print as manufacturer coupons with no logo so they can be used anywhere.

$2.00 off any one Nature Made Adult Gummies $0.75 off ONE (1) PLANTERS Peanuts $1.00 off 2 LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations $1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner $1.00 off (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners $0.50 off ONE (1) MIRACLE WHIP Dressing $0.50 off ONE (1) KRAFT Mayonnaise $1.00 off on ONE (1) TACO BELL Sour Cream Dip $0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Salad Dressing $0.75 off ONE (1) JELL-O University Mold Kit $1.00 off ONE (1) OSCAR MAYER Butcher Cut Bacon $1.00 off TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs $0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink $1.00 off ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drink $0.50 off ONE (1) KOOL-AID Ready-To-Serve $1.00 off ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee $1.00 off (2) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spreads $0.50 off ONE (1) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese $1.00 off ONE (1) VELVEETA 32 oz $0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Singles $0.75 off KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese


*HOT* Dr Pepper 12-Packs Only $0.50! (Get up to FIFTEEN 12 Packs!)

Dr. Pepper

Wow!!! I have a SUPER Smokin deal to stock up on Dr. Pepper!! Through 8/2, you can price match the Target ad at Walmart for Dr. Pepper 12-packs priced at only $2.50 each and get them for just $0.50 after rebate!

Here’s the Deal:

Buy 5 Dr Pepper 12-Packs $2.50 (Buy 5)
Submit receipt for $10 Walmart Gift Card
Final Price: Only $0.50 each!

Plus…you can do this 3 times!! Which means (15) 12-packs for only $7.50! You will just need 3 receipts with 5 on each receipt! :-) Awesome!


*HOT!* National Consumer Panel Openings Get Paid when you Scan Your Groceries+ More Cash Opportunities

Just a heads up a TV Diary campaign is offered in the fall and the selection process will begin soon so give it a shot if you have not been able to get in before.


Check out what reader Jamie got when she as accepted!!!

Neilson Home Scan Panel

Home Scan Panel

If you are looking for a way to get rewarded while shopping you should know The National Consumer Panel home scan is accepting applicants for a very limited time! This is usually only open for a couple days since so many people want in on this great program. If you are accepted you will receive a scanner which you will use to track the different groceries and items you purchase and bring into your home.

In exchange for doing this, you can earn some great prizes such as electronics, toys, gift cards and it is totally free!  As you can see from below there are lots of perks and reader Jennifer got a nice $200 Gift card after being in the program for a year!

Home Scan Panel

Not everyone gets accepted, so if you do, be sure to give it a try! You can always return the scanner if you choose to no longer participate.

Good Luck and let us know if you get accepted! :-)

Here are some comments from Sea of Savings readers in the program now.

I was on the waiting list for 3 years and have now been scanning for over 1 year! Love it! The surveys are great too! I love saving those points for a really good prize of my choice!!!

I just got a $200 American Express gift card from them for my one year anniversary – Jennifer

The TV Diary was the best…I am now a loyal member and will do this for as long as they let me. –Mary


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Free eBooks!


Below is a listing of great Free or Bargain eBooks that are listed on Amazon!

You can also sign up for the Sea of Savings daily email newsletter to have this post delivered to your inbox!

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69).


Also go here to check out more FREE ebooks on Amazon!

Please be sure the price is still 0.00 before purchasing as Amazon gives no warning before changing prices.

Remember that you do not need a Kindle e-reader to be able to read these books. You can read it on your PC, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android.

Be sure to check out the latest freebies and printable coupons as they are updated each day. And if your shopping online we now have a Online Coupons Code page that has any coupon code you need :-)

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10 Boredom Busters for Family Road Trips!

Family Road Trip

Ten Boredom Busters for Family Road Trips

Bring a Printed Map

Google Maps has replaced traditional paper maps and Thomas Guides, but it could still be fun to trace where you’ve been with a marker on a paper map. After you return home from the trip, it could also serve as a decorative wall piece in your living room or kids’ rooms

Sing-Along Playlist

Radio reception can be sketchy in some areas so before your departure, ask each family member to contribute 4-5 songs for a playlist everyone can enjoy. Or, if you all like the same movie, consider buying the soundtrack on Amazon, iTunes, or on a CD (Frozen’s soundtrack is very popular this year, but you probably don’t want to listen to “Let it Go” on repeat for 5+ hours).

License Plate Game

Here’s a classic road trip game: spotting out-of-state license plates. Rather than trying to remember every state you’ve seen, you can print this license plate bingo sheet for all the passengers in the car.

On-the-Go Art Show

Bumpy roads might make drawing and coloring between the lines difficult, but that shouldn’t stop your kids from hours of enjoyment from creating artistic masterpieces that they can show off when you reach your final destination. You probably want to avoid messy paint projects, but you can find other inexpensive art supplies at Target or Walmart or go online and search for arts and crafts coupons on SumoCoupon. At the end of your journey, have your kids host an art show and give out small prizes for different categories.

 Pipe Cleaner Projects

Another way to keep artsy kids entertained is with colored pipe cleaners, which can be found at local arts and craft stores or online. They can create people, animals, trees, flowers, and an array of other fun designs.

Audio Books

If you’re a literary family, you might want to check out an audio book from your local library or download a free book from LibriVox’s collection of public domain audio books before you leave. More popular audio books will cost you $15-25 on average, but if it’s a book you think the whole family could enjoy together, then it might be worth the investment.

Catch Phrase

Catch Phrase is an enormously fun game in which you try to get other players to guess what word or phrase you have, using physical gestures and verbal clues that don’t reveal too much (e.g., rhyme with the given word). You can find the electronic game for around $18-20 at Walmart, Target, or Toys R Us.

Mad Libs

Mad Libs is similar to Catch Phrase, except you’re asking someone for a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc. in order to fill in the blanks to complete a short story. It can get silly very quickly, and it’s fun for everyone to get involved. You can buy the actual Mad Libs books or find templates for stories online.

Tackle Box Snacks

Sitting in the car for several hours might be boring, but if you have some good snacks, it could at least stave off hunger pangs until the next rest stop. What better what to organize a bunch of different treats than using a tackle box?

Collect Memories

Everywhere you go, you should find some keepsake item, whether it’s a rock or shell or something less common like a bird feather or unique tree leaf. Not only is scavenging for these items fun, but it’ll preserve memories of your family road trip for years to come.


Diclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.


FREE “Cool off with Olaf” Event at Barnes & Noble!

If you’re looking for some FUN this Friday night Barnes & Noble is having a Cool Off With Olaf event on Friday, August 1st at 7pm.

This FREE event will include a sing-along, crafts and activities. Click here to find a location near you.