Mamas Review: Finesse

February 2011


As couponers we have the great opportunity to try new products for free or at a great discount. So every month I will be reviewing some of these products so you can find out more about them!

Today's Mamas Review is on Finesse. This obviously isn't a new product, but it's new to me and I was able to get it for free with the deal here.

So this was the first time I had tried finesse and I used the texture enhancing conditioner, extra control mousse and extra hold hairspray. Here is what I thought of each product:

Texture Enhancing Conditioner - I was surprised how well this worked on my hair (I have really thick hair that has a mind of it's own) It did make my hair softer and a little bit more manageable. There was only one thing I hated about it, and unfortunately it was kind of a big deal. It stinks! I couldn't stand the smell. Maybe I will get used to it, but it's bad! So if you are willing to overlook the smell, I would say it's a pretty good product.

Extra Control Mousse - Lately I have been trying to work with the natural curl in my hair, so I am using a lot of mousse to keep it under control. So I was thrilled when I was able to get these because I was starting to run out of my Herbal Essences Mousse (that I got for free on another deal). This also worked really well, it held in my hair and lasted the whole day. It was just as good as any other mousse I have tried. The only problem once again was the smell! I don't know who created the smells for Finesse, but they are bad. So once again great product, bad smell. 

Extra Hold Hairspray - I have to say, for the most part to me, hairspray is hairspray. I have never been really surprised or super happy with one particular brand. So I thought this worked just fine. It held in my hair well and kept my hair up all day. And out of the three products it smelled the best, probably because it doesn't soak into your hair as much. 

So to simply put it, all three product worked great they just didn't smell good. I definitely don't regret getting them and I will continue to use the ones I have because they do work. (I will just have to try to ignore the smell.)

Spot Rating - 3 out of 5

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Mamas Spotlight: Look What I did today! Smith's

February 2011


I went to Smith's today, to check out their "Double Your Savings Event". Where if you buy Buy 10 participating items, you save $3 instantly" and also get a $3 catalina at check out. I planned on getting a lot more, but unfortunately they were out of a lot of stuff (that's what happens when you wait till Friday).

Here is what I did get:

Final Price: $16.50 for 30 items! That's around $0.55 an item! Not too bad, I think this might be the lowest price I have had on Totino's Pizza's.

I did three separate transactions of ten items at a time. I got $3.00 off for each transaction and a $3.00 catalina for each transaction. Not everyone can do exactly what I did, we have quite a few computers at our house, so I was bale to print off enough coupons to do this. If you find that you always are in need of more printable coupons, try asking friends and family if they can print some for you.

If you have a deal you would like to share, please email me here.


Coupon Spot: 2/20 Sunday Coupon Insert Preview

February 2011


There will be one Red Plum insert this weekend (2/20)

  • $1/1 Air Wick Candle, exp. 4-3-11
  • $3/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Compact Odor Detect Kit, exp. 4-3
  • $1 off Air Wick Scented Oil Refill, exp. 4-3-11
  • FREE Air Wick Warmer Unit wyb Oil Refill, exp. 4-3-11
  • $1.50/2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, exp. 3-20-11
  • $1/1 Brown Gold Product, exp. 5-31-11

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A Couponers Valentines Day

February 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!! Here is a list of really good deals and freebies just for today:


IHOP - BOGO entree

Peet's Coffee - BOGO Beverage

Caribou Coffee - BOGO Beverage


Subway - Free cookie with any purchase

Jamba Juice - Two Sweetheart Smoothies for only $5!


McDonald’s: Valentine Day coupon book Spend $1, get 12 FREE menu items


REDBOX -  FREE One-Night Movie Rental when you use the code BEMINE.

Candy Free Valentines - Cute Valentines Day Printables and Tutorials 

Kids Crafts - Free Valentine's Day Kids Crafts

Invys - FREE Valentine Maker

Red Plum - Free Valentines IOU Coupons


$100 Visa Gift Card Winner!!!!

February 2011


I'm so excited to announce the winner of the $100 Visa Gift Card. Thank you so much for everyone that entered!! And thank you for your comments, it looks like everyone is hurting for gas money!  I wish I could give everyone a gift card unfortunately there is only one! So on to our one random winner....



I will be emailing you in the next 30 minutes to get your information, to send you your $100 Visa Gift Card.  

Thank you again to everyone that entered!

If you didn't win don't worry Mamas Spot will be having another great giveaway really soon!!


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