This week was a little slow but still a good week.  I have a few sampling campaigns that I am involved in so I got some of those this week!

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I got a few magazines, the Family Fun magazine came from a subscription I won from Purex.  I got two free books from a Frosted Mini Wheats/Scholastic Family Reading program they did last year.  I got a sample of perfume.  I also got a free bottle of Hair, Skin and Nail gummies, along with a compact, a nail file, and two hair ties from a sampling campaign.  The Viva paper towels came from a sampling campaign too!  I can’t wait to write all about them soon!  Have a great week!

Disclaimer: On Mailbox Monday, I only post things that I’ve received 100% free in the mail.  They come from samples, giveaways, contests, etc.  I haven’t put any money out to receive anything pictured.

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As stated in my last post, the family and I decided to drive to New Jersey on Wednesday and attend the Hungry Girl book signing at the Woodbridge Wegmans.    I could write an entire post on how much I love that store and how I wish we had one near us, but that’s for another day.  😉  Lisa Lillien just came out with her new Hungry Girl Diet book. This book is about taking her recipes and using to jump start your weight loss.  One thing I really like about her is that she will sign ANY of her books at a signing.  Some people won’t do that or they might only do that if you buy a book at that location.  She is so down to earth and friendly.  I really respect her for that.

I had been to other Hungry Girl book signings so I basically knew what to expect.  Wegmans really had it down to a science.  They gave everyone a gift bag as soon as we got upstairs to the cafe area.  Then you were given a card with a letter, telling you that you would get your book signed when your letter was called. I was a ‘C.’  Wegmans employees also handed out raffle tickets to everyone before they told you to have a seat and that Lisa would be out shortly.  Everyone was so friendly.  My husband decided to look around the grocery store part with our kids, while I was upstairs, in other to avoid a meltdown.  It was already pretty crowded so I chose a chair in the corner, by myself and decided to look in my gift bag.  The gift bag alone was worth the trip!  It included a ton of samples and free coupons!

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After a few minutes, I was joined by a wonderful lady who also arrived solo.  She sat next to me and we became fast friends.  It was so nice to spend the time talking to someone who was in the same boat and attended Weight Watchers, been a stay-at-home mom/worked part-time, etc.  Needless to say, we didn’t run out of things to talk about!  She even won a door prize!  We weren’t in the same group to get our book signed so after we tried the available samples and had a nice chat, we bid each other adieu.

I decided to wear my HG 200 under 200 tour t-shirt because you could only win them in 2009 and you had to go to a book signing to get one.  I thought Lisa would get a kick out of seeing it.  I also decided to get my book signed to the whole family.  When I stepped up to get it signed, Lisa’s agent (I think that’s who she was) saw my t-shirt and was so impressed that SHE wanted to take my picture too!  It gets better…Lisa Lillien knew who I was! She knew my name and said she remembered my social media posts to Hungry Girl!  The night couldn’t get any better!

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I also met Charlie from Starkist Tuna.

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I talked to Lisa about maybe doing a book signing in Delaware.  She is such a nice, inviting person!  I would make the drive for her again in a heartbeat.  But I also hope the she will consider Delaware.  😉
If you ever get a chance to attend a Hungry Girl book signing, I suggest you do so.  You won’t be disappointed.  They are so much fun!  Pick up one of her books too.  She makes it easier to live a healthy lifestyle.  Her recipes have helped me lose over 45 pounds.  They add variety to your diet and make you forget that you are eating healthy food.  Her recipes have larger portion sizes by bulking up veggies and proteins.  I can’t wait to read and follow her new book!  My husband got to eat at White Castle on the way home too, so everyone had a great day.

You can follow Hungry Girl (Lisa Lillien) on:

Twitter: Here!

Facebook: Here!

Online: Here!

Have you read any of her books?  Have you ever been to a book signing?

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.  I just love Hungry Girl and her books!  All comments/opinions are my own.

 

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I got a lot of good stuff this week!  Free magazines (I promised myself awhile ago, that I will never pay for a magazine subscription) from various sources.  There is a pretty glass from Marlboro.com, two Special K Coffeehouse Protein Shakes from BzzAgent, Sweet Potato chips from Betty Crocker. The FiberOne fruit snacks are from LiveBetterAmerica.  Two samples of Clear Shampoo came from PinchMe.  The Minties dog bone came from a facebook giveaway and the NeuroSleep came from a facebook giveaway too.  Have you gotten anything good in your mailbox lately?

Disclaimer: On Mailbox Monday, I only post things that I’ve received 100% free in the mail.  They come from samples, giveaways, contests, etc.  I have not put any money out to receive anything pictured.

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This Friday, I am posting about a website that I really enjoy called BzzAgent.  BzzAgent is a site that send you free products and coupons so that you can try something and then ‘buzz’ about it to your friends/neighbors/family/etc.  You report your actions and then your BzzScore goes up.  Thus gaining you access to more campaigns.  I have been on the site for a few years now and I have a BzzScore of 8.3 out of 10.  Currently, I am on campaigns for Glade WaxMelts and Plugins Scented Oil Customizables and Special K Coffee House Breakfast Shakes.

I have been on campaigns in the past for Unreal candy, Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal, Fiber One Protein Cereals, Afrin Nasal Spray, Green Mountain Coffee, Schick Hydra razors and more.  I love this site and I enjoy answering their quick surveys.  I also like talking to people about new products and sharing coupons. It takes time to do the actions but it is really fruitful if you are willing to put in the effort!

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Like I stated above, you get a BzzScore, which is a number from 1 to 10 determining how active you are on the site.  The higher you your score, the more campaigns are offered to you.  It’s explained in more detail on the website too.  Check it out.  I get a lot of free stuff from this site and if you are willing to put in the time, you can too.  Please tell them that I (Stacy Lane) sent you!  Have a great weekend!

 

Disclaimer:  I receive free products from BzzAgent in exchange for my reviews.  All comments and opinions are my own.  I was not compensated in any way for this particular post.  I am not compensated in any other way on any other BzzAgent campaigns.

 

It’s that time again!

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This week, I received free magazines from different sites (subscriptions).  I won a free pack of YES to Carrots facial wipes from a Facebook contest.  A free snack bar from Splash (a site that resembles Klout).  I won two free bath salts from Twitter (@JoyfulBathCo).  I got free allergy medicine from BzzAgent.  I also got free feminine products from PinchMe.  Enjoy your week, everyone!