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Freebies For Xbox One/360 - 3/20/2017

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This Xbox gamer freebie roundup has a little bit of everything for you all. Let's start with the free for all USA Xbox gamers with...

Avatar Items
US Marines - There are a total of seven (7) items, three (3) for each gender plus an avatar prop! So you can deck your Xbox Avatar out as a marine! Go here to see all the items. You will note that the headwear is doubles for some reason making it look as if there are nine (9) items.

Lunchables Jackie Avatar Prop - Corporate sponsorship here. But let's be honest, Jackie and Platy are so super cute and we all love their trials and antics in the commercials. Go here for Jackie Avatar Prop.

Lunchables Platy Avatar Prop - Another super fun avatar prop! Go here for Platy Avatar Prop.

DLC/LE
With only mere hours to go before the long long long anticipated Mass Effect Andromeda is released, you still have a chance to grab some special loot!

Sign up for the Andromeda Initiative to grab:
Platinum Nomad Skin
Pathfinder Helmet
Multiplayer Pack(s) (I received two for completing the initiative and was able to claim them when EA Access' early access started)

You are going to want to create an EA account if you do not already have one. Then, watch the movies, sign up for the newsletter (really, people read newsletters in 2017?) and make sure you've explored the Initiative section.

Even if you have no intention of buying this game right now, it is always worthwhile to grab the freebies because down the road the game may become free or heavily discounted enough for you to pick up.

The Andromeda Initiative is for all platforms the game is being released on, not just Xbox One.

Games With Gold
If you have a Xbox Live Gold Membership you can grab these games right now until end of the month.

Xbox One
Ultimate Edition Evolve
Layers of Fear

Xbox 360 (Backwards compatible)
Heavy Weapon

Disclaimer
This review contains only my opinions. I have not been financially compensated in any way. I did not receive nor use any samples and/or coupons in order to provide my review only my own Xbox Live Gold account, Xbox One console and Xbox 360 console. Feel free to read my full disclosure policy.


Author: Janna Hall
Janna enjoys the thrill of a deal and sharing frugal tips, cooking and her passion, video gaming. When not blogging, Janna can be found on her Xbox 360, cooking, earning some cash or gardening. Share tips, recipes, deals here and follow on Twitter.

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Hiatus Over!

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It's been far, far too long since I've posted. I've miss you all and I've missed blogging. Life, love and all that jazz just gets in the way sometimes. More often than I'd like to admit. But, I'm back and with my usual gusto.

I am going to still focus on frugality, gaming and being green. It is what I love and what I live. That will never change. Consequently, this week will be much dusting off the blog, tweeks and general housekeeping. But, there will be new content!

Sneak Peek:
Xbox Freebies
Things That Bring My Allergies Down
Weekend Gaming Events
How I Pay For Gaming Without Dipping Into My Bank Account

These are all in the works so titles may (and probably will) differ. And, anything about Xbox freebies are a near weekly event as I share my finds with all of you.

So, stick around to ensure you get the best from life, without breaking the bank!

Image courtesy of clker.com.

Author: Janna Hall
Janna enjoys the thrill of a deal and sharing frugal tips, cooking and her passion, video gaming. When not blogging, Janna can be found on her Xbox One, cooking, earning some cash or gardening. Share tips, recipes, deals here and follow on Twitter.

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September's Games With Gold - Xbox Live

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Xbox 360

Battlestations Pacific
4.91 GB
Full Game
Rated T
Free until September 15, 2015 (midnight-ish) with Xbox Live subscription

I really enjoyed playing this game. You get two campaigns: Historically based USA campaign and the historically possible Japanese campaign.

Be warned, this game will challenge your gaming skills and patience as you get closer to the campaign ends. I grew too frustrated to ever finish the campaigns. I was impossibly stuck on the second to last mission of each campaign.

But, this game is a wonderful homage to those that fought in WWII, giving us a small taste of what both USA and Japanese soldiers endured.

Additional freebies
There are no additional freebies nor any DLC associated with this title.

Grab Battlestations Pacific free with Xbox Live subscription.

Xbox One

Deer God
315.95 MB
Full Arcade Style Game
Rated T
Free until September 30, 2015 (midnight-ish) with Xbox Live subscription

I'm so over platformers. Over it over it over it. Hey game developers, the 1990s called, they want their rubbish old games back. So stop making them.

This game is in the 8-bit style. And, is a platformer. There seems very little point to the game and the story is thin if you want to call it a story.

The best part of this game is that I turned it on, started the game, plugged my controller in and let it run while I was out having some fun. I came back to two achievements: Goody Two Shoes (25 points) and Survivalist (50 points). I was gone about 6 hours. So, at least if you let the game run at the start of the campaign (*snicker*) to get your extra 1000 reward points, you will get a couple of achievements.

Additional freebies
There are no additional freebies/DLC associated with this title via Xbox.

Grab Deer Gold free with Xbox Live subscription.

How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
3 GB
Full Arcade Style Game
Rated M
Free until September 15, 2015 (midnight-ish) with Xbox Live subscription

This is a carry over from last month and will be removed from the listing from Games with Gold on September 15, 2015.

Yet another old fashioned game. I've really come to believe so many rubbish little old style games are being released so large titles such as Fallout 4 sell in overwhelming odds as gamers thirst for games that use the full capacity of their current gen consoles. Gaming industry conspiracy maybe?

Regardless, this game isn't too bad. It's a top-down game so you are warned. And, after hearing many friends rage and complain on how difficult this game was, I chose to play on the easiest setting. A bit of a historical moment as I usually start games on the hardest difficulty.

I enjoyed what I played. My favorite aspect of the game is the graves you come across. They are markers of where your gaming friends perished/last progress. Just a cute Easter Egg.



Additional freebies
There are no additional freebies associated with this title.

Grab How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition free with Xbox Live subscription.

Xbox Live Rewards
Battlestations Pacific has a possible 1000 points members can get for 10 hours of gameplay until September 15, 2015. Also, Deer Gold has a possible 1000 points members can get for 10 hours of gameplay until September 30, 2015.

Lost? Found this post past it's time? Go here to see the current free Games with Gold.

Next free Games with Gold - Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One) and Crysis 3 (Xbox 360).

Disclaimer
This review contains only my opinions. I have not been financially compensated in any way. I did not receive nor use any samples and/or coupons in order to provide my review only my own Xbox Live Gold account, Xbox One console and Xbox 360 console. Feel free to read my full disclosure policy.


Author: Janna Hall
Janna enjoys the thrill of a deal and sharing frugal tips, cooking and her passion, video gaming. When not blogging, Janna can be found on her Xbox 360, cooking, earning some cash or gardening. Share tips, recipes, deals here and follow on Twitter.

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July 12, 2015 Sunday Coupon Insert

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Hi all you frugally fabuloso people out there!

Coupon insert for July 12, 2015 is RedPlum and Smartsource (2 inserts total). Value  of coupons, coupons themselves, and expiration dates of coupons vary depending on your area.



RedPlum
$2.00/1 ACT Advanced Care ETS
$1.00/1 ACT product ETS
$1.00/1 Allegra Anti-Itch 1oz Cream
$4.00/1 Caltrate Calcium and Vitamin D3 product
$4.00/1 Centrum Regular or Silver Multivitamin
$1.50/1 Copper Fit Knee, Elbow Sleeve, Back Pro or Socks
$0.50/1 Gain Detergent, Liquid Fabric Enhancer or Sheets or Cheer 25oz+ excludes Gain Sheets 20ct or Smaller, Fireworks, Flings and trial
$1.00/2 Gain Detergent, Liquid Fabric Enhancer or Sheets or Cheer 25oz+ excludes Gain Sheets 20ct or Smaller, Fireworks, Flings and trial
$2.00/1 Garnier BB Cream Moisturizer excludes trial and Anti-Ance
$2.00/1 Garnier Dark Spot Moisturizer or Treatment ETS
$1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Style ETS
$2.00/1 Garnier Nutrisse Haircolor or Color Styler
$1.00/1 Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment excludes trial, 1.7, 2 and 3oz
$2.00/1 Garnier Ultra-Lift Moisturizer ETS
$1.00/4 Gerber 2nd Foods Purees
$1.00/2 Gerber 3rd Foods Lil Bits Recipes
$3.00/1 Gillette Venus Disposable Razors 4ct+ excludes Sensor2 and Daisy 2ct
$2.00/1 IAMS Canned Cat Food Multipack
$1.00/1 IAMS Canned Dog Food Multipack or 6 Singles
$2.00/1 Ibgard 12 or 48ct
$1.25/2 International Delight Iced Coffees or Chai Tea Lattes
$0.55/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast product excludes single count sandwiches and Delights DND
$1.00/1 Jimmy Dean Delights Breakfast Sandwich or (2) Delights Breakfast Bowls excludes Single Count Sandwiches DND
$2.00/1 L’Oreal Everstrong, Oleotherapy, Everpure, Evercurl, Eversleek or Evercreme Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment product
$1.00/1 L’Oreal Paris Eye Shadow or Liner
$2.00/1 L’Oreal Preference Haircolor product excludes Preference Mousse Absolue
$3.00/1 L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara
$0.50/1 Luigi’s Novelty 24oz+
$1.00/1 Mars Chocolate Snickers, Twix, M&Ms, Milky Way, Dovebar or Starburst Ice Cream Multi-Packs 3-6ct DND
$1.50/1 Microtouch Max Precision Hair Remover
$0.50/1 Minute Maid Frozen Novelty 24oz+
$2.00/1 Panoxyl Acne product
$1.00/1 Pedigree Multipack Canned Dog Food or (6) Singles
$1.00/1 Sheba Regular or Perfect Portions Multipack or (12) Cans
$1.50/1 Snackeez Duo 2-In-1 Disposable Snack & Drink Cup 10-pk
$3.00/1 Supreme Source Grain-Free Dog Food 6lb+ bag
$5.00/$20 Target Gift Card wyb $20 of Dove, Dove M+C, Tresemme, Toni&Guy, Nexxus, Suave, Clear, Axe ets TARGET COUPON
$2.00/4 Temptations Treats For Cats
$1.00/2 Tide Downy or Bounce laundry care items excluding 10oz Tide, 34ct Bounce and trial TARGET COUPON
$2.50/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Downy Fresh Protect, Bounce Bursts, Dreft Blissfuls or Gain Fireworks excludes Tide Pods 5ct, Gain Flings 5ct and trial size
$1.00/1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Downy Fresh Protect, Bounce Bursts, Dreft Blissfuls or Gain Fireworks excludes Tide Pods 5ct, Gain Flings 5ct and trial size
$1.00/1 Vitabone Biscuits Box

SmartSource
$3.00/1 Bausch+Lomb Ocuvite product
$5.00/1 Bausch+Lomb Ocuvite Eye Health Gummies product
$2.00/1 Benefiber product
$2.00/1 BIC Disposable Razor ETS
$1.00/1 Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk 64oz+
$1.00/1 Blue Diamond Shelf Stable Almond Breeze Almondmilk 32oz+
$3.00/1 Boost Multipack or Canister
$0.50/1 Cheerios Honey Nut or Honey Nut Medley Crunch
$0.50/2 Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme or Chips or Bugles Corn Snacks or Gardetto’s Snack Mix 3.7oz+
$3.00/1 Clairol Hair Color excludes Age Defy, Balsam, Textures & Tones and Trial
$1.50/1 Clorox Pump ‘N Clean product
$1.50/1 Clorox Scrub singles product
$1.50/1 Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 3oz+
$0.50/1 Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths ETS
$0.50/2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 4pks or (1) 9pk+
$1.00/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 9pk+, Scott 1000 Tissue 15pk+, Viva Paper Towels 8pk+or Kleenex Facial Tissue 4pk+ets TARGET COUPON
$3.00/2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 9pk+, Scott 1000 Tissue 15pk+, Viva Paper Towels 8pk+ or Kleenex Facial Tissue 4pk+ets TARGET COUPON
$100/1 Excedrin 100ct+
$1.50/1 Excedrin 24ct+
$1.50/1 Exlax or Perdiem product
$0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie products, Protein Chewy Bars, Streusel Bars, Cheesecakes Bars or Cookies
$1.50/1 Gas-X 18ct+
$2.00/1 Gas-X 30ct+
$1.00/2 Glade Automatic Refills
$1.00/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill or 2 Single Refills
$1.00/2 Glade products excluding Solid Air Freshener and 8oz Room Spray
$1.00/2 Glade Wax Melts 6ct Refills
$0.75/3 Helper or Ultimate Helper Skillet Dishes
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers
$2.00/1 Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers
$0.75/1 Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews
$0.50/3 Kleenex Boxes or (1) Bundle Pack Facial Tissue ETS
$0.50/1 Kleenex Hand Towels
$0.55/1 Meow Mix Irresistibles
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 5ct+, Nut Crisp Bars, Granola Thins, Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Breakfast Biscuits, Fruteria or Simple Nut Bars
$2.00/1 Nature’s Truth Vitamins or Aromatherapy
B1G1 Nutella & Go Single Pack up to $1.99
$3.00/1 OxiClean Liquid Laundry Detergent
$1.00/1 OxiClean Odor Blasters or Versatile Stain Remover 3lb+
$0.50/1 OxiClean Pre-Treater
$3.00/1 OxiClean Single Dose Laundry Detergent
$1.50/1 OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover
$2.00/1 PeroxiClear 12oz+
$4.00/1 PeroxiClear Twin Pack
$2.00/1 Poise Pads or Liners excludes 14-26ct Liners and 10ct Pads
$0.75/1 Scott Bath Tissue 8pk+
$0.75/1 Scott Naturals Flushable Cleansing Cloths
$0.75/1 Scott Towels 6pk+
$2.00/1 Slow Fe 30 or 60ct
$2.00/1 Starbucks K-Cup pk 10 or 16ct
$2.00/1 Stopain product
$0.50/2 Suddenly Salad Varieties
$5.00 Target Gift Card wyb $25 Paper Mate, Sharpie, Expo, Uni-Ball, Mr. Sketch TARGET Coupon
$2.00/1 Tazo K-Cup pk 10 or 16ct
$1.00/2 Valley Fresh products
$0.50/1 Viva Regular or Vantage Paper Towels
$0.75/1 Wish-Bone 16oz+ product or Dry Mix
$0.50/5 Yoplait Yogurt Cups

Legend
DND - Do not double
ETS - Excludes trial sizes

Be sure when you are buying the newspaper that the coupon inserts are inside and a thief hasn't made off with the inserts!

What deals did you snag?

Author: Janna Hall
Janna enjoys the thrill of a deal and sharing frugal tips, cooking and her passion, video gaming. When not blogging, Janna can be found on her Xbox 360, cooking, earning some cash or gardening. Share tips, recipes, deals here and follow on Twitter.



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Games with Gold - July 1-15, 2015

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Xbox 360

Plants vs. Zombies
83.73 MB
Full Arcade Game
Rated E10
Free until July 15, 2015 (midnight-ish) with Xbox Live subscription

This games is cute! But, be warned, it is in essence, hoard mode. But, it's so cute and in small doses very playable.

Another plus to this game is it's somewhat kid friendly and has a minor co-op mode.

Additional freebies
There are no additional freebies associated with this title.

Grab Plants vs. Zombies free with Xbox Live subscription.

Xbox One

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
21.28 GB
Free until July 31, 2015 (midnight-ish) with Xbox Live subscription

This is the flagship (pun intended) AAA game for the start of two new games a month for Xbox One members. Many consider this game one of the better Assassin's Creeds since Assassin's Creed 2. Personally, I enjoyed the game. I enjoyed it so much, I bought the Xbox One that came with it and Assassin's Creed Unity. So, I already own it.

For those of you who don't have it. Go. Download it. Now. Play it. It is a nice game to play. Especially when you go diving. Well, maybe fighting off sharks with limited air is not the most fun a person can have. Regardless, this is an excellent game.

But, do not waste your valuable time in the chintzy co-op. It is far too easy and feels cheap to play.

I just wish since I got it on my Xbox One I had been in the mood to play it. I just haven't been feeling Assassin's Creedy. Anyone else get like that?

Additional freebies
There are no additional freebies associated with this title via Xbox. Buuuuuut....if you are a frugal gamer, as I know you are, via your Uplay (free account rewards you for playing Ubisoft games) account there are:

  1. 500 Reales (single player use)
  2. Edward The Legend Outfit (single player use)
  3. The Blades of Toledo Pack (single player weapon + multiplayer items)
  4. The Vengeful Daughter Pack (multiplayer outfit + Jackdaw stuff for single player)

Please note that each reward from Uplay costs Uplay Points which are earned via playing certain Ubisoft video games.

Grab Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag free with Xbox Live subscription.

Massive Chalice
961.72 MB
Free until July 15, 2015 (midnight-ish) with Xbox Live subscription

This is a carry over from last month and should be removed from the listing from Games with Gold on July 15, 2015.

You may read my review of the game here.

Additional freebies
There are no additional freebies associated with this title.

Grab Massive Chalice free with Xbox Live subscription.

Xbox Live Rewards
Plants vs. Zombies has a possible 1000 points members can get for 10 hours of gameplay until July 15, 2015. Also, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag has a possible 1000 points members can get for 10 hours of gameplay until July 15, 2015.

Lost? Found this post past it's time? Go here to see the current free Games with Gold.

Next free Games with Gold - So Many Me (Xbox One) and Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360).

Disclaimer
This review contains only my opinions. I have not been financially compensated in any way. I did not receive nor use any samples and/or coupons in order to provide my review only my own Xbox Live Gold account, Xbox One console and Xbox 360 console. Feel free to read my full disclosure policy.


Author: Janna Hall
Janna enjoys the thrill of a deal and sharing frugal tips, cooking and her passion, video gaming. When not blogging, Janna can be found on her Xbox 360, cooking, earning some cash or gardening. Share tips, recipes, deals here and follow on Twitter.

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Playstation Plus Free Games - June 2015

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PS4

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
3.6 GB
Rated M

Think of this game as a tutorial for other Metal Gear Solid games!

Grab Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros free with PS+ subscription.

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition
499 MB
Rated T

Skulls of the Shogun is a super fun game! Everyone should play this at least once to appreciate the fun!

Grab Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition free with PS+ subscription.

Super Exploding Zoo
666 MB
Rated E 10+

Another very fun game everyone should give a go at least once!

Grab Super Exploding Zoo free with PS+ subscription.

Futuridium EP Deluxe
203 MB
Rated E

I haven't played this game yet but it seems interesting. Of course, the last time I thought something was interesting was Remember Me and about 3 hours into the game, I really didn't like it. But, check this out for yourself.

Grab Futuridium EP Deluxe free with PS+ subscription.

PS3

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
1.9 GB
Rated M

Call of Juarez didn't receive that much acclaim but I found the game to be fun for a break from the usual games I gravitate to.

Grab Call of Juarez: Gunslinger free with PS+ subscription.

Cloudberry Kingdom
759 MB
Rated T

Cloudberry Kingdom is an awesome game! Get it. Play it. Enough said.

Grab Cloudberry Kingdom free with PS+ subscription.

PS Vita

Super Exploding Zoo
1.1 GB
Rated E 10+

Another very fun game everyone should give a go at least once!

Grab Super Exploding Zoo free for PS Vita with PS+ subscription.

Futuridium EP Deluxe
461 MB
Rated E

I haven't played this game yet but it seems interesting. Of course, the last time I thought something was interesting was Remember Me and about 3 hours into the game, I really didn't like it. But, check this out for yourself.

Grab Futuridium EP Deluxe free for PS Vita with PS+ subscription.

Lost? Found this post past it's time? Go here to see the current free PS Plus free games.

Next free Games with Gold - TBA.

Disclaimer
This review contains only my opinions. I have not been financially compensated in any way. I did not receive nor use any samples and/or coupons in order to provide my review only my own account(s) & console(s). Feel free to read my full disclosure policy.


Author: Janna Hall
Janna enjoys the thrill of a deal and sharing frugal tips, cooking and her passion, video gaming. When not blogging, Janna can be found on her Xbox 360, cooking, earning some cash or gardening. Share tips, recipes, deals here and follow on Twitter.


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