March 30, 2015

Rambling's Giveaways

Have you entered these Rambling giveaways yet?!  Here is your chance, some of them end tonight!
Rambling Thoughts current list of giveaways for great prizes

Happy Easter Giveaway (ends 3/30)

Ergo Knife Set Giveaway (ends 3/30)

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (ends 3/30)

$75 Target Gift Card Giveaway (ends 4/5)

Kitchen Gadgets Giveaway (ends 4/6)

Ultimate Coupon Binder Giveaway (ends 4/7)

Grow Your Garden Giveaway (ends 4/24)

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List

It is another Monday again and hopefully you got some time to check out these freebies!!!
Rambling Thoughts, Free, Freebies, Samples, Magazines, Coupons

Garnier Shampoo or Conditioner (at Dollar Tree or Walmart, use $1/1 coupon)

Back to Nature Soup Product (at 3 pm est, first 125)

5 NYC Lip Color (at CVS, use 5 $1/1 coupon 3/29 RP and get $5 ECB)

Ace Hardware Paint Sample Kit (at 12 pm est, first 1,000)

Seventeen Magazine Subscription

Bloomin’ Onion (at Outback Steakhouse, just tell your server that it's "Bloomin Monday)

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste Truly Radiant Sample

DuraHook Coat Hook Sample

Feed a Bee Wildflower Mix Seed Packet

Challenge Butter or Cream Cheese Product Coupon (at 3 pm est, first 100)

-Rambling Holly

March 28, 2015

Kindle Books: Action/Adventure

Want some free reads without leaving your house?  You are in the right place then!!!
Rambling Thoughts' list of 10 free action adventure kindle books

Kidnapped by Suzanne Ferrell...(628 pages)
The Word Reclaimed by Steve Rzasa (462 pages)
At First Light by Spike Pedersen (386 pages)
Kinesis by Ethan Spier (357 pages)
The Calypsis Project by Brittany M. Willows (352 pages)
To Free a Spy by Nick Ganaway (350 pages)
The Quiet Assassin by Thomas Kirkwood (330 pages)
Nuclear Surprise by Rob Carnell (316 pages)
Dirty Little Secrets by Ruby Kennard (288 pages)
NanoStrike by Pete Barber (249 pages)

Did ya Know?!

Rambling Thoughts' weekly random fact about wrinkly fingersSome facts you just aren't going to know but that is why I do a little digging to find those random and weird facts to share with y'all!

Apparently, there is a reason for our fingers to get wrinkly when they have been in water too be able to grip slippery things better.

Huh!!!  I just thought it was just one of those things that happen.  I didn't know there was a reasoning to it.  I laugh now though because when I was a kid and an adult would ask if I was ready to get out of the water, I would determine that by looking to see if my fingers were wrinkly yet.

Thank you, 8fact!

-Rambling Holly

$1 & Under Deals

If you are out and about this weekend, you might want to keep this list in can get some great stuff for next to nothing.
Rambling Thoughts' list of products for $1 and under

Last Day (Saturday 3/28):

4 Glade Wax Melts for $0.81 each (at Target, use 4 $1.25/1 coupon and $2/3 Target coupon)

2 Oscar Mayer P3 Protein Packs for $0.78 each (at Target, use 15% Cartwheel offer and $1/2 coupon)

2 Irish Spring Gear Body Wash for $0.50 each (at Rite Aid, use 2 $1.50/1 coupon 3/8 SS insert and get $2 +Up Rewards)

Snack Pack Pudding for $0.75 (at CVS, use $0.25/1 Saving Star offer)

Good until Coupon Expires:

Rimmel Nail Polish for $0.50 (at Walmart, use $1/1 coupon)

2 Reynolds Baking Cups for $0.42 each (at Walmart, use $1/2 coupon)

2 Horizon Mac & Cheese for $0.47 each (at Target, use B1G1 coupon)

3 Angel Soft Toilet Paper 12 pk for $0.26 a roll (at Target, use 3 $1/1 coupon 3/1 RP insert and get $5 gift Card)

2 Essential Everyday Pasta for $0.25 each (at Shaw's, use $0.75/2 coupon)

Gain Dish Detergent for $0.75 each (at Shaw's, use $0.25/1 coupon)

Rambling Thoughts' $1 & Under DealsBounty Paper Towels for $0.50 each (at Dollar Tree, use $0.50/1 coupon 3/1 P&G insert)

Starting Sunday (3/29):

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush for $0.99 (at CVS, use $2/1 coupon and get $3 ECB)

2 Band-Aid Water Block Plus Adhesive Bandages and Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Relief Stick for $0.42 each (at CVS, use $3/3 coupon 3/29 RP and get $5 ECB)

-Rambling Holly

Mailbox Freebies

Rambling Thoughts freebies from the mail: EveryDay with Rachel Ray and Precision Knife Sharpener

Bragging Time!!!!  What did you get?!  I got my Precision Knife Sharpener for free (to review) and a free issue of EveryDay with Rachel Ray.

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List: Weekend Edition

What do y'all got going on this weekend?  Well, hopefully you will make some time to snag up some freebies!!!
Rambling Thoughts list of magazine subscriptions, products, and sample


2 Clear Shampoo or Conditioner and 2 Suave Men's Shampoo (at Target, use 2 $3/2 coupons 3/8 RP insert, use 2 $2/1 coupon 3/22 RP insert and get $5 Target Gift Card)

Wildflower Reference Guide

Cosmetic Bag and Toothpaste Sample (purchase anit Truly Radiant item between 3/16 and 4/20, and send in original receipt)

Rachael Ray Nutrish Cat or Dog Food Sample

Still Available:

Fancy Feast Broths Cat Food Sample

Gooseberry Patch Kid-Friendly Recipes Booklet

Biotrue Contact Solution Sample

Advil PM Sample

Yogi Tea Samples for You or A Friend

Playtex Sport Pads, Liners and Combo Packs

Gardener’s Idea Book

Equate and Assurance PurseReady Sample Pack

Butterfly Garden Starter Kit (Must Upload Photo)

Ace Hardware Paint Sample Kit (first 1,000, at 12 pm est)

Nordic Naturals Wellness, Children or Pet Essential Pack

Juicy Fruit Starburst Gum (at Target, use $1/1 Target coupon)

Friskies Tasty Treasures Accented With Real Bacon

Nivea Body Lotion Samples

-Rambling Holly

March 27, 2015

Kellogg's Family Rewards Codes

Rambling Thoughts current Kellogg's Family Rewards codes
Got some more codes to share with y'all....



Thank you, Mojo Savings!!!

-Rambling Holly

Quote of the Week

Rambling Thoughts quote of the week Sheryl Sandbery

So, I hope these quotes inspire y'all like they do me.  As always, let me know what you think about the quote.  What does it mean to you?

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making
sure that impact lasts in your absence." 
-Sheryl Sandbery (COO of Facebook)

I think this is a great quote.  I know that many people in leadership positions should live by this quote.  All too often, people in power let the power go to their head and instead of being a good leader and example, they want to throw their power around.  I only hope that my presence makes others better and when I am gone they still thrive for greatness.

-Rambling Holly


Once again I got a great list of blog opps to share with y'all.  Just let them know Rambling Thoughts sent ya!!!
Rambling Thoughts' current list of blogger opportunties

Rudolph’s Cinco De Mayo Snack Pork Rind Giveaway (Deadline TODAY)

Fé Fit Women's 13-Week, 90-Day Workout Program (starts 3/30)

Summer Vacation Event (starts 3/30)

Grow Your Garden Giveaway (starts 4/1)

Couture Gel Polish Starter Kit Giveaway (deadline 4/6)

Spring Ahead Giveaway (starts 4/22)

Want to make money by ads on your blog, click here to start!

***If you are a blogger interested in guest blogging on Rambling Thoughts or would like Rambling Holly to guest blog on your blog, email***

***If you are looking to sponsor a giveaway, email me at with the details.***

-Rambling Holly

Mailbox Freebies

Rambling Thoughts' freebies from the mail: The New Yorker magazine and Prevention magazine

Well, today I received another free issue of The New Yorker magazine and another free issue of Prevention.  What did you get?

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List

Still not a whole bunch of freebies available, but I still managed to find a few!!!
Rambling Thoughts' list of free samples, magazine subscriptions and products

GoPro Stickers

Parents Magazine Issues

Always Product Sample

Ace Hardware Paint Sample Kit (first 1,000, at 12PM ET)

Outdoor Life Magazine Subscription

Back to Nature Soup Product (at 3 pm est, first 125)

3 Mrs. Cubbison's Salad Toppings (at 3 pm est, first 200)

Off-Road Adventures Magazine Subscription

-Rambling Holly

March 26, 2015

Kindle Books: Horror

In for a good scary read?  You are in luck!  Check this list out!
Rambling Thoughts 10 free horror kindle books

The Blood Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett (625 pages)
Sundered by Shannon Mayer (422 pages)
Skin Deep by T.G. Ayer (388 pages)
Hidden by M. Lathan (351 pages)
Summer's Deadly Kiss by Cate Farren (333 pages)
Ash by Jason Brant (332 pages)
Dead Man Talking by T. M. Simmons (327 pages)
The Survivor Chronicles: The Upheaval by Erica Stevens (321 pages)
Witch Hunt by Devin O'Branagan (306 pages)
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason (300 pages)

BLOG OPP: Couture Gel Nail Giveaway

Rambling Thoughts' Blog Opp: Couture Gel Nail Giveaway

Join me in promoting the Couture Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit Giveaway! If you are a beauty blogger or even a lifestyle blogger, this is the perfect opportunity to offer your readers.  Gel Nail Polish is definitely the new craze and with it being on the pricey side, it would be great to offer one person a free kit.

Kit Includes: 
  • Your Choice of 1 Couture Gel Nail Polish Color
  • Base Coat
  • Super Shine Top Coat
  • LED Espree Salon Lamp with 30 second dry time
  • Instructional DVD and brochure
  • Exclusive Cleanse and Remove Products
  • And a bonus salon quality manicure tool kit
  • Zippered Cosmetic Case
Total ARV $99

Two FREE links for all bloggers who post this announcement post OR you may pay the $3 fee for non-posting of announcement post. You can choose from Facebook Page visit, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. 

Additional links are available at $1/link. More details available on sign-up form.

We need at least 1 co-host! Co-host cost is $10. 
You will receive a total of 7 links, a secret color page and/or follow page. 

**Blogger with the most referrals will get a free secret color/follow page!**

-Rambling Holly

BLOG OPP: Grow Your Garden Giveaway

Rambling Thoughts' Blog Opp: Grow Your Garden Giveaway

Spring is just around the corner and what better way to kick-off the growing season than with a mega garden giveaway!  This is perfect for all lifestyle bloggers to offer to their readers.  I even tried to grow my own garden from seeds and post my progress on my blog.  Needless to say, I failed at growing anything but it was a great way to connect with my readers. 

There will be multiple garden-related prizes for one lucky winner! We are currently still working with several sponsors to coordinate all the prizes but will have all the info soon including the amount of the gift cards! 

Hosted by So Simply Stephanie 
Currently accepting Sponsors, Co-Hosts and Bloggers with paid & free options to participate! 


If you would like to sponsor a garden related prize in exchange for having your product and company featured on MULTIPLE blogs, please contact Stephanie at with information about your product. Each prize will need to be a minimum retail value of $25. (For products less than $25 you can combine multiple products for a 'gift basket-type prize or send the remainder amount via PayPal and all 'PayPal funds' will go towards a gift card to be included in the giveaway!)

Each Sponsor Will Receive:
  •  2 social media links on the giveaway widget
  • Product info with links to your website (or Amazon link to product)
  • Picture of product
  • social media shout outs throughout the giveaway
  • Be featured on multiple blogs for the duration of this giveaway! 


10 Co-Host spots will be available. Co-Host spots are $10 each and will help cover the costs associated with hosting this giveaway!

Each Co-Host Will Receive: 
  • Blog name & feature listed on the giveaway info with a link back to your site
  • 4 social media links on giveaway widget
  • 1 Comment or Pin-It option on giveaway tool (preferably a garden related post or pin)
  • Free Link Option for posting the Sign Up HTML on their blog (HTML below)
Co-Hosts Sign Up Here.

Paid Bloggers

Paid Bloggers spots are available for $3 each. 

Each Paid Blogger Will Receive:
  • 2 social media links on the giveaway widget 
  • Free Link Option for posting the announcement post on their blog (HTML below)
Paid Bloggers Sign Up Here.

Free Link Option

Bloggers can also opt for the free option and receive a free social media link on the giveaway widget by sharing the Grow Your Garden Sign Up info (this same post) on their blogs. All Co-Hosts & Bloggers will receive an additional link for sharing the sign up info on their page as well. You do NOT have to be a Co-Host or paid Blogger to receive the free link option.

Free Link Option ONLY Sign Up Here.

You can find the Announcement Post HTML Here.

If you have any questions or suggestions for this giveaway please contact Stephanie at 

-Rambling Holly

Ultimate Coupon Binder Giveaway

Rambling Thoughts' Ultimate Coupon Binder Giveaway

Ultimate Coupon Binder Giveaway!

Hosted by Everyone Loves Couponing

Co-hosted by Sunshine State Savings

I don't know about y'all but the more and more I look around at the prices of food, it has become a necessity to clip coupons. Couponing is one of the number one things people do to save money now days, and the key to success is being organized! But where do you start?  How do you begin if you are new to couponing?  Using a coupon binder is a great way to keep your coupons organized! I get a lot of messages from people who state they just simply don't know how to get their binder started! So.. Giveaway!! We're giving away one amazing, full loaded, ready to use as soon as you get it, Ultimate Coupon Binder! So, what comes is this fabulous coupon binder you ask?

Here’s what you will get:

  • Purple 3-ring zippered Double Sided binder, each side has 1.5 inches, 3 inches total.
  • 32 dividers pre-labeled, as well as a printable divider tabs incase you want to change up your categories
  • “Coupon 101″ 2 paged Everyone Loves Couponing publication with tips and coupon lingo to get you started
  • “Organizing this” Everyone Loves Couponing publication page with complete directions on how to organize your binder
  • Front page category table of contents and information page
  • Pretty custom made category sheets
  • Coupon sleeves specifically for coupons
  • A pair of nice scissors
  • A calculator
  • A pencil pouch to hold the tools
  • 3 Coupon Policy print outs, Winner’s choice of stores
  • Full month worth of coupon inserts, 4 sets a week, Already cut up and organized.
  • National City Coupon Book full of coupons for local and online stores!
This giveaway will run from 3/24-4/7. We also have bonus entries you can do every single day (Such as visit a webpage, Declaring your love for Couponing with our daily freebie option, and tweeting out a message!) How would you like to win one of these to get you started on your coupon journey? Enter below and Good Luck!
Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+.
Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway ends April 7, 2015 at 12:00pm EST
Disclosure: I have not been compensated for this post. Everyone Loves Couponing will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. Everyone Loves Couponing will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. If you have any questions, please contact me everyonelovescoupning {at} gmail {dot} com. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

-Rambling Holly

Food-Saving Tip: The Upside-Down Trick

Rambling Thoughts' food-saving tip for cottage cheese, yogurt and sour cream
I don't know about y'all but I don't have the money to keep throwing food out just because I did not use it up fast enough.  Products like sour cream, yogurt and cottage cheese are all items that I tend to buy but sometimes forget they are in my frig.

Of course, they have begun to separate.  I hate opening up the sour cream and there is an inch of liquid on top of the cream....GROSS!!!  Not saying this is the point that I throw it out, but it is just gross.  I do know plenty of people that will throw out products at this point though.

Well, the trick to making sour cream, cottage cheese and yogurt last longer is to store them upside down in your frig.  This way the liquid will no longer be right there on top of all the cream.  ***Just make sure the lid is secure or you will have a mess in your frig.  Problem solved!!!

Thank you, Life Hacks!!!

-Rambling Holly

Mailbox Freebies

Rambling Thoughts' freebies from the mail: Woman's Day magazine and John Frieda Luxurious Volume sample

Ok, so I am dying to know....what did you get?!  I got an issue of Woman's Day and my sample of John Frieda Luxurious Volume with a $2/1 coupon.

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List

Well, I didn't find many freebies to snag but there are still some good ones!!!
Rambling Thoughts' list of free samples, magazines, and products

Men’s Fitness Magazine Subscription

Philosophy Live Joyously Fragrance Sample

Dove Shampoo & Conditioner (at Rite Aid, use $3/1 coupon 3/22 RP insert and get $3 +Up Reward)

TNT Fireworks Package

Ace Hardware Paint Sample Kit (at 12 pm est, first 1,000)

Playtex Sport Combo Samples

Challenge Butter and Cream Cheese (at 3 pm est)

Nordic Naturals Wellness, Children or Pet Essential Pack

Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Pocket Schedules

-Rambling Holly

March 25, 2015

Kindle Books: Fantasy/Science Fiction

If you love reading and don't want to spend money to read some great kindle books, then you are in the right place!
Rambling Thoughts' list of 10 free fantasy and science fiction kindle books

Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan (424 pages)
Chosen by Denise Grover Swank (366 pages)
Outview by Brandt Legg (354 pages)
City of Gods- Hellenica by Jonathan Maas (345 pages)
Hounds of Autumn by Heather Blackwood (322 pages)
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter (321 pages)
Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace (286 pages)
Free Falling by Susan Kiernan-Lewis (268 pages)
The Cure by Stephanie Erickson (258 pages)
Murder Haven: Den of Thieves by Will Molinar (254 pages)

Pampers Rewards Codes

Rambling Thoughts' current Pampers Rewards code

Who wants some more free points to add to their growing totals through Pamper?!  I know I jump at the first chance for free points.



Thank you, Freebie Shark!!!

-Rambling Holly

Apothecary Extracts Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil

Rambling Thoughts' video review of Apothecary Extracts Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil
So, a little while ago I was contacted by the company to review their Tea Tree Oil for free in exchange for a product review by me.  The company, Apothecary Extracts sell their Tea Tree oil through Amazon..

Tea Tree oil can be used for many different natural remedies.  It can be used to help with acne, dandruff or severe dry skin/scalp and more.  It is just an overall great cleanser for you body and even as a household cleaning product.

What Apothecary Extracts promotes is the fact that "Australian tea tree plantation has received awards for its industry-leading, conservation farming practices. They have the smallest carbon footprint of any producer of pure and natural Tea Tree Oil".  They also promote that their "tea tree oil is 100% undiluted, and without impurities".

So, what do I think about the oil?  Is it really not diluted?  Is it worth the $25 on sale?  Click here to watch my video review on this oil!

If you would like to check them out on Amazon, click here!

-Rambling Holly

Rambling's Giveaways

Hopefully you have grown to expect me to have some great giveaways to share with y'all!  I love working with other bloggers to bring y'all some great prizes to win.  Here is the current list of my giveaways...

Happy Easter Giveaway (ends 3/30)

Ergo Knife Set Giveaway (ends 3/30)

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (ends 3/30)

$75 Target Gift Card Giveaway (ends 4/5)

Kitchen Gadgets Giveaway (ends 4/6)

-Rambling Holly