Monday, December 31, 2012

24 Hour New Years Flash Giveaway!!

New Year, New Day, New Giveaway
They Say How You Start Off The New Year Is How You Will End I!!! Makes Me Wonder If Its True
If It Is Someone Will Start Of Lucky & Win
These Beautiful Hoop Earrings!!!
Will It Be You??? Enter To Win These Beautiful Earrings In The RC Below If The Widget Does Not Show Click On The Link In Its Place


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A New Year, A New Way to Shop! Event Ends 12-30-13

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A New Year, A New Way to Shop! Event

Giving you a chance to win $200 in TopHatter Credits via Paypal!

Sponsored by TopHatter & Hosted by Mom Powered Media

Tophatter is definitely my new weakness! I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I do! Down South Savings is pleased to be a part of this great new event! Good Luck to you all!

Tophatter is a fast paced, fun-filled virtual auction house. It also happens to be the world's most entertaining live marketplace. Buyers and sellers can connect on a live chat where questions can be answered immediately and bids can be watched in real-time.
Tophatter conducts live online auctions everyday in a wide variety of categories. There is always something new and exciting happening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at TopHatter.
TopHatter is - iPads to Coach handbags - Craft Supplies to Jewelry - Sweet Treats to Handcrafted Goods - and so much more!

What will you be bidding on today at TopHatter?
Tophatter Finds

One winner will receive $200 {via Paypal}!

Giveaway ends January 30th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Meet Your Blogger!

Do you ever wonder who the face is behind the blogs that you read daily? You see my posts frequently but when I respond to anything you may reply on a post with, all you see is a icon designed for the blog and the name Down South Savings. 

Well here is the face behind Down South Savings. 

My name is April. I am a wife, and a mother to 4 kids ages 15, 14, 13, and almost 12. I have a huge addiction to Dr. Pepper meaning that is ALL that I drink. Nothing else. 
I love watching Duck Dynasty, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and numerous other reality type shows. I have a degree in Cosmetology, I'm an EMT First Responder, former Volunteer Fire Fighter and I am working on getting into the Bail Bond Industry.

I'm not quiet by any means. I talk A LOT and I'm usually uncensored. I say what's on my mind and I am not afraid to do so no matter what the cost. I refuse to be a door mat.

However, on this blog, I am lady like. 

We live in a small town in Middle TN. Nothing fancy for sure. Our home is a mobile home and we share 5+ acres with my uncle. It may not be much, but it's paid for and that makes it much more appreciated. But everyone helps everyone here. If there is someone in need, we pull together as a community and do what we can to help others.

 Between my uncle and I we have 5 dogs (2 of them hunting Hounds), 3 horses, 3 goats (2 of them currently pregnant) 2 cats, tons of chickens, fish, frogs, and are debating now on getting a pig for a summertime BBQ.

My husband is not into animals near as much as I am. He just knows there's nothing he can do to keep me from getting more so he just goes with the flow, usually pretty quietly.

 I make my own laundry detergent, body wash and scrubs, and homemade cleaners and that saves me a ton of money! I cut back some on my couponing in 2012 after my Dad got sick but that is going to change in 2013. We garden every year and this year I plan to do a lot more canning and making soaps with the milk from our goats.

I used to think that bloggers were just wealthy stay at home housewives that had nothing better to do. That's not the case. I have "virtually" met MANY bloggers who are just good as gold and I wouldn't take anything for our online friendships. 

I blog because I enjoy it. I love searching the web for better and easier ways to do things and ways to be frugal to save money and then I pass it along to you all in hopes that you too can benefit from my finds. I also love doing product reviews. 

In 2013 I plan to make many changes in my day to day life and in my home. I have a passion for getting this place organized. The kids don't know about this as of yet but their rooms are about to get major over hauls but my secret is safe with you all right?

 I have been doing a lot of research lately over at Mother Earth News about more ways to become more self sufficient and I plan on taking many of these steps in the New Year. 

So, that's pretty much me in a nut shell. If ever you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at downsouthsavings (at) yahoo dot com. If I don't have the answer, I will get it for you!

My Wonderful Walls $200 Gift Certificate Giveaway! Ends 1-6-13

New Year Giveaway

Help My Wonderful Walls ring in 2013 with a chance for you to win a new room (or two!). What will the New Year bring for you and your family? Maybe finances are a little tight after the holidays but you’re thinking about ways you can spruce up your bedroom walls? Maybe there is a new baby expected in 2013 or an older child who is begging for that big kid room? Whatever awaits you in the coming year, My Wonderful Walls hopes that we can be a part of your New Year’s Resolutions and a part of your home.

From now until 1/6/2013 you can enter below to win a $200 My Wonderful Walls gift certificate. Use it towards any of our fabric wall stickers, wall mural stencils or canvas wall art. Make sure you check out the virtual mural maker to get inspired!

If you just can’t wait, check out our special New Year Sale going on now until 1/3/2013 with some of our newest items like the Zebra Trio Wall Stickers or the Hummingbird Swirl Wall Sticker at 50% off and the rest of our stock at 25% off. And if you are the lucky winner and you made a purchase 12/28/2012 until 1/6/2013 at midnight ET, we’ll refund you for your purchase up to $200! This is a great time to re-do those boring walls!

How To Enter:

Contest is open to those 18 and older worldwide.

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below. If you can’t see it, wait a minute (sometimes they are slow to load) or view this post in Chrome or Firefox for best results. Complete as many or as few of the tasks as you would like. You can come back and complete some of the tasks each day for more entries. Contest ends at midnight EST on 1/6/2013. Winner will be selected by random on January 7 and will be notified by email. We must have your valid email in order for you to claim your prize. Winner will be verified and will have 48 hours to claim his/her prize or a new winner will be chosen and notified by email. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

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Disclaimer: Down South Savings was not compensated for this publication. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

Happy New Year!

2012 has definitely been an interesting year for me. Some good, some bad but all experiences in their own way. I started this blog at the end of April 2012 and it has grown tremendously since then. For that I am pleased. I can't thank you all enough for your support. 

Shortly after I started my blog, in June, my Dad was diagnosed with end stage liver cancer. That was a very hard and trying time for our family. My sister, my Mother, and I came together as a family and stepped in to  take care of him until he passed away from the horrible disease on 12-3-12 at the young age of 52. I am grateful that I got to spend his last months with him. 

This is a pic of Daddy and I in 2009 

I have had the opportunity to work with many great companies and review their products and offer giveaways on many of them. I am looking forward to 2013 and all it has to offer. I have many goals this year and I hope I am able to complete them all. Of course I have the typical get in shape and lose weight resolution, and home organization. I really want to grow my blog and be able to offer many more great things to you all this year!

 I wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope 2013 will be wonderful for you and your families. I know you all deserve it!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pawalla Dog Box Review


I recently had the opportunity to work with Pawalla and review their Dog Box. 
My box contained 2 Cans of Premium Wet Dog Food, 1 Bag of treats, 1 bag of Pill Buddies, 1 bag of chews and 2 toys. A ball and a hippo. 

Pawalla monthly gift boxes are filled with surprise and delight! 
Each box contains six or more great new products including premium all-natural wet foods, delicious treats, healthy supplements, and quality essentials and toys. All food and treats are hand-selected by our pet nutritionist based on the size and age of your pet.
Pawalla brings new tastes, treats, toys, and joy right to your doorstep! 

My little girl absolutely loved her hippo toy. So much so that it's not uncommon to see her cuddled up sleeping with it regularly as you can see in the pic above. She is very spoiled to say the least!

Pawalla has very affordable prices too! Their subscriptions are as low as $21 per month shipping included. 

Pawalla's products are also all natural and hand picked by their pet nutritionist. 

Pawalla was a joy to work with and I am pleased to have had the opportunity! Little Girl loved the treats, the food, and most of all her hippo. 

Our overall opinion: Two Paws Up! 

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. No other monetary compensation was or will be made

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Ibotta is a fun and easy way to earn $20 or more each time you go shopping. The more you use it, the better and more personalized your offers become.

It works in over 2 dozen of your favorite retailers including Walmart, Target, Kroger, Safeway, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Publix, Meijer, H-E-B, Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Dominick’s, Fry’s, Dillons, Vons, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Smith’s, Duane Reade, King Soopers, Pick ‘n Save, with new stores being added all the time.

Here’s how it works:

1. Before shopping, choose your offers. The more you choose, the more cash back you’ll earn.

2. Go Shopping. Buy your chosen products at any of the major retailers that Ibotta supports.

3. Take a photo of your receipt and barcode scan your products. They’ll verify your purchases and credit your account right away.

4. Get your cash. Yes, real money, loaded onto your PayPal account or donated to any school in America.

Start earning money today!

You can download it to your smart phone (iPhone and Droid) HERE

Down South Savings receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate (marketing) links . 
All opinions expressed are solely from Down South Savings and were not and will not be influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details.

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Great Deals at Baubles!!

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Baubles Co. Fran 1.5ct Crystal White Gold Rhodium Hoop Earrings
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Great Deals at Baubles this weekend! 

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JustFab Weekend Blowout Sale for New Members!!

This weekend new members get 2 items for $39.95 vs the normal sale of 1 for $39.95. Boots Included!!

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Hello Kitty Blowout!

HUGE Hello Kitty Blowout! These items are selling FAST!! Click Here!

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Girls Call Me Tee $4.00
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Mia Mariu Review and Giveaway Ends 1-7-13 @ 12 am

I recently had the amazing opportunity to review products by Mia Mariu. I'm a BIG make-up junky to say the least. Make-Up is definitely my weakness! 

I chose the face products because I always have a hard time finding products that will stay put all day because my skin is so oily. I first started with the Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Concealer for the red spots around my nose and chin area. I then used the Mia Mariu's Mineral Primer, and followed that with The Perfecting Finish Mineral Loose Powder. 


Then my day started. Normally within an hour or two my makeup has already faded due to my oily skin. It's like the oil has just absorbed my face make-up and in turn caused my eye liner to run through the corner of my eyes. Not the case with Mia Mariu. Hours later my make-up still remained and looked just as good as the minute I put it on! Now that for me, is something to cheer for! The products are very light weight and easy to apply too. I have large pores as well, so normally I end up having to add more make up in an attempt to cover those some, with Mia Mariu I didn't have to!

This will definitely be my go to make-up from here on out. I have tried many brands but this one definitely will be my last! 

Mia Mariu also has some wonderful opportunities for those who want to become an advisor! Learn more about that amazing opportunity HERE. It's a great way to earn extra cash, all while doing something you love to do!

Mia Mariu is also giving one lucky one of each in your choice of color
  Mineral Primer (no color choice),
 The Perfecting Finish Mineral Loose Powder Foundation  (you choose color)
 Perfecting Finish Mineral Cream Concealer (you choose color)

Giveaway runs from 12-30-12 @ 12 am and ends 1-7-13 @ 12 am
Enter on the Rafflecopter form below.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media network site. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. 
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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. No other monetary compensations was or will be made. 


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totsy Wave Pendant Necklace 1.25 12.27

Wave Pendent Necklace $1.25

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Textured Bangle Set $1.00

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Blowout Shoe Sale!!

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Girls Sets under $10 Blowout @ Totsy

Girls Dora I Love Musica Legging Set

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Wax Roses Giveaway Ends 1/17/13

The makers of Jewelry Candles has come up with another favorite of woman.  Wax Roses with a hidden Jewel in every dozen.  Each dozen is hand carved.  They are made of wood and then dipped in wax 3 times.  They look and smell like real fresh cut roses. 

Wax Roses come in 6 gorgeous colors:  lavender, white, red, pink, light blue and yellow.  Each dozen comes in an elegant box and are wrapped with a bow.  The scent last for 6 months to a year.  If you take a hairdryer to the roses about once a month it will release the aroma into the air.

Each set of Wax Roses contain jewelry that is valued between $1000. and $7,500.00.  Wax Roses will be available after January 15, 2013 for $39.95 + shipping and handling at  I would love to get these as a gift for Valentines Day!

Since is still underconstruction, please stay posted

Sponsored by:  Wax Roses

Down South Savings is proud to be a part of this giveaway! Good Luck to you all!
One lucky winner will get a Set of the light blue Wax Roses.  Enter on the RC form below, winner must be in the Continental U.S. and be 18+.  Good Luck!

DISCLOSURE: My opinions are my own and may differ from yours. I have received no compensation for this post. Down South Savings is not responsible for prize shipment.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Opinion Outpost


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