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My Coupons Textbook Rental

Heather —  January 10, 2011

logoSince I began blogging, one of my favorite “side effects” of blogging has been the fact that people share tons of ways to save money. Many times, I will see deals and coupon ideas in my google reader. Over time, blogging has changed the way we eat and the way I shop…even how I save money!

Recently, I have been checking out book and textbook rental sites—not so much because I homeschool (although I may begin looking with that in mind) but, mainly, I have been looking at these sites because one of my sons is in college. I hate hearing about how he had to pay over $100 for a book, only to have the bookstore choose to not buy it back after the semester. UGH!

Anyway, recently, I heard about a site that is a good spot to find out about coupons, and  this site is even set up in categories, with a category specifically for book rental coupons—now this includes regular books and textbooks. You can even sign up to get an email letting you know about their weekly hottest coupons.

I have seen this site, before, but never took a long look. Today, as I look from a reviewer perspective, I will go ahead and bookmark it. Why not double check to see if there is a coupon code for the item/service you are about to purchase? I also like how the site has employees who keep the coupons current and check to make sure they are working. You can even add the site to your list of search engines.

Here’s the official word: MyCoupons ® has been providing tens of millions of people with coupons and coupon codes since 1995. Our CouponPros scour the Internet to find the best coupons and coupon codes to save you time locating a coupon or coupon code.”

I have forwarded this site to my son and am hoping he can get a few deals on textbook rentals—every bit helps!

I recommend taking a peek at this site. I find that the money I save using online helps like these really adds up.

To find out more about using coupons for book rentals, look at  My Coupons Textbook Rental. You can also find MyCoupons on Facebook and on Twitter.

The site is not hard to navigate, but why mess around? To easily see how to use the site, take a look at My Coupons official youtube channel

This is a MamaBuzz Review. I received a small stipend from for this review.

mom_shadowGIVEAWAY CLOSED Start saving by winning my $35 Jiffy Lube Card Giveaway!!

I know a lot of my readers try to save money by getting freebies and clipping coupons…in all kinds of ways. Taking care of my car in order to save money is something I rarely think about. When I was single I did pay more attention to my car! My husband likes to take care of me, taking care of the auto stuff…and I have no problem letting him. But, I’m just saying… the fact is, my husband may not be around when I have to make car decisions…or he may be busy…and, hey, I went to college—I should know how to take care of an important investment. My car.

So save money—and be safe by paying attention to some simple car maintenance tips. And, I  also want to say, I bet many of you already do this, so enjoy the giveaway and excuse my car laziness.

To enter to win, check out the web site You can find out how quality motor oils can help prolong your engine´s life and improve overall efficiency. Play  “M.O.M. Knows Best” where you can put your motor mind to the test with an interactive quiz!

I also was able to interview Jody DeVere. Jody is the President of the Women’s Automotive Association International and CEO of the auto-advice site Here’s her take on some common car questions:

1. How and how often do you check your oil?

Follow the service interval schedule recommended by the manufacturer to the letter of the law! Understand what products are being put into your vehicle, the life blood of your car is your motor oil so service with a high quality motor oil like Pennzoil or Quaker State.

2. What can happen if you put the wrong fluid/don’t change the oil enough

Changing your oil to meet your vehicles specification is the key to the survival of your vehicle. Using high-quality motor oil is also vital to protecting your investment. If major engine damage occurs from the use of motor oil that does not meet the manufacturers specifications, rebuilding or replacing an engine can cost between $1,500 to $3000, or more.

3. How do you know which oil is best for your car?

Your owner’s manual is a great place to start. Know that motor oil is a high-tech product that performs a critical role within the engine; its quality matters. has a feature which can be found here: which helps you chose the best oil for your car and driving habits.

5. What is the number one thing you tell women about car maintenance?

Knowledge is power, so the more we know as women, the better we position ourselves to make informed decisions as opposed to being given random direction. There are great resources to become more car savvy:, and

Thanks, Patty!

I have to admit, I gave my gift card to my son. But, I actually felt empowered, having a useful gift for him that would keep him safe!

So, the $35 Jiffy Lube gift card giveaway! *This should cover most of the cost, if not all, of a conventional oil change at most Jiffy Lube locations.

Mandatory Entry:

Tell me what you scored on the M.O.M. Knows Best game…OR, tell me a funny story about a car problem that happened to you. (For example, I learned when I was 17 not to drive a car hot…because my engine was totaled when I did!)

Additional Entries: (please leave a separate comment entry for each thing you do)

I will chose a random winner on June 15. The winner will be notified by email. (So please leave me a way to contact you in your entries!)

This information and giveaway have all been provided by Shell Lubricants and Jiffy Lube through MyBlogSpark. I have given my unbiased opinion on this information.

Lazy Sunday

Heather —  May 17, 2009

Haven’t posted since Tuesday–I have been ridiculously sick with fever, cough, etc! Today, though I HAVE to get up & see the Ballet Recital:) Anyway, checked my email and I like this video from The Simple Dollar:

Good Things

Heather —  May 11, 2009

Today, the web just seems to be full of little prizes! I just found out Hallmark is giving away another free paper card with the code: ICTCARD. Go here, choose one & even have them stamp it and send it for you! Awesome concept for people like me, who can spend forever laughing in the card aisle, but forget to get one in the MAIL:) I already have my Dad’s father’s day card set up to be sent!! Then, of course today is free redbox monday with this code: 6A43JK. Go here for info. & to sign up for more codes. Many grocery coupons are reloading, and Kraft has some great summer savings coupons out today, that can be found on their site. Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the heads up!

Another good thing is Heifer International. Recently, I realized I could send a gift in someone’s Honor and make a small difference in the world without spending more than I should:) The process was simple and the website allows you to give as little as $10. So…you can buy even just a “share” of a cow or goat, etc to support people all over the world. Then, Heifer International sends a card/ecard to whomever you designate telling them what has been done in their honor. The ecard I chose was very tastefully done. I am impressed. Very cool. I just went back to their site to see more about them and I see Stephen Colbert has just done an interview with them. Love the cow!