Friday, 31 August 2012

RECEIVED! Free Sample: Stay Pretty!> Sunstar Tonic Shampoo

The Sunstar Tonic Shampoo is here~ This is such a fruitful week! 
All my boys will be so clean! Not that I do not use shampoo on them without samples... It makes cleaning extra motivating. Come Come time to bath! 
Delivered in: 1 wk
Sample Worth: $0.87
*based on online prices quote in '09, i still have no idea where is this sold... Anyone?
  • Worth-it-Meter: 1.8 /5.0

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

RECEIVED! Free Sample: Customized Luggage Tags from KLM!

I have been waiting for the longest time! When I saw the envelope in my mailbox, I knew it has to be the KLM Luggage Tags I made one for everyone in the family... This is the first one i received. Only took a photo of the back with details blacked out... Shy la to show my photo. *heez* I hope the rest makes it to me too. You know, I was nearly going to post an ultra disappointed bird face thinking that the tags will never come~ 
They did say it might take 4-6 weeks or maybe more... *So Happy Now*
Sample Worth: Priceless, some things money cannot buy?

Monday, 27 August 2012

Free Sample: Just for Mums!> Comfort Ultra

Free Comfort Ultra for your Babies! 
For the first 1000 fans you get a 400ml bottle of Comfort Ultra Pure FREE!* 
After first 1000 you get a 44ml sample pack. 
I wonder which one I would get... *in anticipation*
Thanks to Ivy for the contribution!
Delivered in: Stated 2 weeks
Limit: Per FB account (IC required)
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Free Sample: Stay Pretty!> Sunstar Tonic Shampoo

Sunstar Tonic Shampoo up for grabs. I really do like commercial photos like this... Check out the abs... Droolz... Droolzzz some more...
Not being familiar with this brade, Mdm Cheapo did a quick search: 
This is a Japanese Brand, the green one cleans the scalp - use twice a week (from reviews I read online). The blue one use for daily (I deduced..) THe original Japanese website turned out Farni when translated... I blurzzz...
Well, posted on their fb page webby - Looking for a shampoo that cleanses your scalp, leaving you with a clean refreshing tingle all day, you’re at the right page! Welcome! Put on a new cool with Sunstar Tonic Singapore!
New product in town! Must try~ So many male cleaning products lately... I like my boys clean, don'tcha? 
Thanks to Charlotte Ng for the contribution.

Delivered in: Stated 2 weeks
Limit: Per FB account
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Free Sample: Stay Pretty!> Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R]

Like Estee Lauder to get a 5 day supply of Perfectionist [CP+R]. 
This is Estee Lauder power combat against wrinkles! 
Stated on their site: Our most effective wrinkle-fighting serum ever. 

Self collect counters @ BHG Bugis, Isetan Katong, Scotts, Serangoon Central, Tampines

Thanks to Pu Niao ( for the contribution.
Delivered in: Self Collect
Sample Worth: TBD
Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

RECEIVED!> Free Sample: Stay Pretty!> NIVEA Mud Foam

The NIVEA Mud Foam is here. That was quick! Its a 15g sample  size. Good for 3/4 washes~

Trivia on the product: 
Boosts of unique Volcanic Mud Technology that offers strong absorption abilities and anti-bacterial properties to cleanse deep into the pore level, defeat oil & acne and cools skin instantly!

Ah Lau ah~ Time to purge your oily face! If this works, I'll buy a dozen for you!

Delivered in: 1+ week
Sample Worth: $1.34*
*based on retail of $8.90 for 100g
  • Worth-it-Meter: 2.2 /5.0

Monday, 20 August 2012

Free Sample: Stay Pretty! > Latacyd Trial kit

Latacyd is giving samples again! 
This time a trial kit! 
Same deal "Like" Them, "Get" it!Thanks to Pu Niao ( & Jane Ng for the contribution.
We are one, big happy family!

Delivered in: Stated 2 weeks
Limit: Per FB account (1 per Sg mailing address only)
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Free Sample: Stay Pretty!> Rachel K Collagen + Stem Cell Hydrogel Mask

Collagen! I see Collagen = Stay looking young forever! Must have! Ok, once again to emphasize, Mdm Cheapo is very superficial. Beauty is but skin deep but HEY, our eyes can only see skin deep... Penny for thought!

Thanks to Jane Ng & Amanda for the contribution.
Sharing is caring! Love you ladies, keep it coming ladies!

Delivered in: Stated 2 weeks
Limit: Per Sg Mailing address
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Thursday, 16 August 2012

RECEIVED! Free Sample!: Stay Healthy!> Free Life Bouy Totalprotect Bodywash

The Lifebouy bodywash is here! This is one of the type of freebie whereby, not very expensive on face value but EXTREMELY useful. 
Time for a scrub down for ah boy! I don't know about you but boys are so so dirty! Why?!?!?!?!! 
Delivered in: 3 weeks
Worth: $3.50*
*based on online prices of similar "flavour"
  • Worth-it-Meter: 3.4 /5.0

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Free iOS: iBlast Moki 2 HD (was 5.49)

This is too cute not to download! 
Version: 1.1.1, Updated: 09 Aug 12

Monday, 13 August 2012

Free Sample: Stay Pretty!> NIVEA Mud Foam

NEW! NIVEA FOR MEN Oil Control Multi-Effect 8 Cooling Volcanic Mud Foam Cleanses Thoroughly, Defeats Oil & Acne, Cools Skin Instantly!

Step 1. Like the post

STaep 2. Emailing your name + address + contact number to
SUBJECT: NFM Oil Control Mud Foam Redemption Program 

Thanks to Charlotte for the contribution.

Delivered in: TBD
Limit: Per FB account (Sg mailing address only. Redeem by 31st Aug)
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Best Deal: Cetaphil Cleanser - $9.90 (used to be $20.90)

This came in an email today! Flash sale.
You pay online and redeem it from 
ORO Redemption Centre,
China Square Central 18 Cross Street, #B1-07/08/09Redemption period will be from 13 Aug 2012 to 13 Sep 2012.

By the way the Cetaphil free samples are still available at here.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

RECEIVED! Free Sample: Stay Healthy!> GNC Zhi

Went to collect the bottle of LAC Zhi from GNC. There was some sales talk but hey expected right... Staff was not that pushy and quite friendly.
Some Trivia on the benefits of LAC Zhi:  

  • Works like an ENERGY SHOT! Feel the energy surge with every shot!
  • Supports healthy immune functions
  • Promotes health recuperation after illnesses and surgery
  • Nourishes vital organs for long term well-being
  • Improves physical and mental performance
  • Supports blood circulation
I thought it would taste bitter or has a very strong taste like that of chicken essence.. but nothing like that. It tasted mild sweet taste, like ribena...  =)

Delivered in: Self collect at any GNC Stores by 30th September
Sample Worth: $7.81*
*base on retail of 8 bottles for $62.50
  • Worth-it-Meter: 5.0 /5.0 (Free expensive product that is good for health, a 5.0 anytime!)

Free Cook book: Tasting Table - Summer Cookbook

IS the hot weather getting to you? 
Here's some tips for a cooling tmie during the hottest months around in Singapore~ 
Featured on the cover are Bloody Mary Popsicles!!! Yumz~ *PG rated* 


Friday, 10 August 2012

RECEIVED! Best Deal:

My orders from iherb arrived! Free shipping and it came with 3 free items: 1 was the entitled with each purchase, the other 2 were surprises: 1 iherb Pen & 1 sachet of Organic Strawberry Tea. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Free iOS: Stress Doctor (was 8.49)

Feeling Stressed? Here's the App just for you~ Stress Doctor by Azumio - Stress reducer and slow breathing yoga exercise

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Free iOS: Cover Orange HD (was 0.99)

  • Another puzzle game! YOohooo!
  • Version: 2.4, Updated: 27 Jun 12

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

EXPIRED! Free iOS: Helion

    • Another puzzle game! YOohooo!
    • Version: 1.09, Updated: 18 Jul 2011

Monday, 6 August 2012

Free Sample: Stay Healthy!> GNC Zhi

I don't know about you, I like Stefanie Sun. Pride & Joy of Singapore. 
More than that I would like a free bottle of Zhi from GNC, it also comes with a free GNC VIP membership (worth $22 in total). 
Existing GNC VIP members get $15 credit. 
Good Deal huh?!
Fill up the form in FB and you will receive a redemption email. 

Thanks to Pu Niao for the contribution! Link>

Delivered in: Seld collect at any GNC Stores by 30th September
Limit: Per FB account
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Free Sample: Postcard From SamSung!

I Love Samsung! This is the 2nd time they have free postcards to anywhere in the world! (the last time was for Valentines)
Until the time Apple gives some free postcards or something... I prefer Samsung a little more than Apple. 

Wedding Series: Wedding Invite (Traditional)

For a Traditional Wedding Invite: 
You would be holding your wedding with a Hotel/Restaurant that provides invite BUT no insert. I never would understand this but hey, the standard market practice is to give you the invite + envelope with no inserts... so weird... then got what use la~ I guess printing companies need to earn $ ma~
So for a 150 inserts, it would cost about $120 ($0.80 each) this is for normal plain paper with black ink. Something more fancy like translucent paper, +30 cents/pc. Gold wordings... another +++
If you are the practical type, you can try your hand at printing your own which Mdm Cheapo did. 
For template in MS word form (both English & Chinese) go to >
*Remember to put the Parent's Full Name, no short form - Mr & Mrs Tan only... 

1. Measure the size of your invite, the paper insert should be 0.1-0.2cm smaller at the edges, for ease just use 0.1cm less on each edge. This is because when you fold the inserts, the edges will stick out if it is exact same size of the invite. 

2. Input the dimensions in text box properties as follows, select Absolute: 

3. Include a border, this will help in the cutting later on. 
Select a light grey color, dotted and 0.5pt or lesser thickness.

4. Have fun customizing your invites with cartoons/hearts/icons

5. Print on plain white paper to play around with the sizing till you get it correct. 

6. VERY IMPORTANT: Let both your parents review the wordings before printing the final ones. MUST! This is very important. I know it from experience.

7. When selecting paper supplies - head down to Popular to get the colored paper you want, typically go for light pink/light yellow hues.For the translucent paper, look for tracing paper - it goes for $3.95 for 25 sheets.
It would be best to use 70/80/90gsm paper, nothing too thick. That would make it very difficult to fold it later. 

8. Use golden thread or UHU Glue to stick the inserts. No, not UHU glue sticks, use the Glue type. Just dot the centre on one of the sides of the inserts and you are all set! 

This will come up to be ~$20+ for 150 inserts. A cool $100 savings. (excludes printing costs...)
Well of course this takes a lot more work cutting & folding it. Should be done in an hour or two really~

Wedding Series - Saving $ on your wedding

Now, now there are a few big events in our lives that we spend some good money on and well, Marriage the BIG "M" is definitely one of those. *Kachingzzz*

With that in mind, Mdm Cheapo is going to start a series on how to save $ for your wedding - To my best of efforts & research. Stay Tuned!
An advice for all Grooms: As long as the bride is happy, every cent is well spent!

Places to go: Singapore Museums!

National Day is round the corner and hey, to celebrate it, FREE entry for all Singaporeans to the National Heritage Board Museums. From 1st Aug to 31st Aug.
There are 8 Museums to go to and 6 weekends to go! Some of the galleries are not free but still at a good discount!
Best Deal is the the Singapore Art Musuem, entry $10, now FREE! 

Remember to bring your PINK IC along. To redeem tickets, you need to say "I Love Singapore" *joking la* Show IC can le.

Thanks to BusyMom for the contribution (
More details @

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Free iOS: The Heist (was 2.99)

  • I'm a junkie for puzzle games, this is a must download for me! was 2.99
  • Version: 1.1, Updated: 25 Apr 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012

Free Sample: Scotch Brite Sponge!

Get a free Scotch-Brite Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge when you signup to be part of U Family. (Sign up is free too)
Very quick simple form to fill here>

More information on Ufamily>

Thanks to BusyMom for the contribution (

Delivered in: Stated within a month
Limit: First 5000 new U Family members from 01 Jun to 31 Dec 12
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Free Sample: Stay Pretty!> Eco Clinic Multi Therapy Organic Treatment Oil

This one is a little more work, the sample is a Eco Clinic Hair Treatment (15ml). 
"Like" them, fill up your details and wait..... for a subscription email to your email address. 
Then click on the email to confirm subscription. 
Finally you receive a subscription confirmation email with your particulars and specified pick  up location. 

Delivered in: Self collect at choice of location
Sample Worth: TBD
  • Worth-it-Meter: TBD /5.0

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Free iOS: iReading HD - by Dam Chen

Mummy Alert!!! 
All these titles are free on itunes (search iReading HD - by Dam Chen).  
Available in 2 Language too, English & Mandarin. Neat! I like. 
Most are 4+ ratings . Time to Download Ladies!
Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later

RECEIVED! Free Sample:Stay Pretty!> Silk Pro Hair Product

Silk Pro Samples arrived! 3 satchets of Stuff.

Delivered in: 2+ weeks
Sample Worth: NA
  • Worth-it-Meter: 2.5/5.0 (All good for 1 wash only, if you have moderate to long length of hair)

Places to go: Health & You 2012

2 things that do not have a price tag on it: Health & Beauty. What best to do on a weekend: Check out the latest & greatest to offer in the healthcare scene! The participating merchants are all offering good discounts on their products. Good time to stock up.
Date : 4 - 5 August 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 
Venue : Suntec Singapore Exhibition Halls 403-404 
Opening hours : 10am - 8pm daily 
Admissions : Free