Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coloring contest: 2-8 year olds...$1000 savings bond!

My father-in-law forwarded this adorable coloring contest to me and I got my kids right on it! Just go HERE to register and they will email you the pages to color with all the information on how to enter. The contest is sponsored by MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), a group that I was very actively involved in since my oldest was in utero! The contest is for 2-8 year olds. My kids are pretty codependent colorers so I printed an extra sheet out and I colored one at the table with them while they were hard at work on theirs. :) 50 minutes later. Yes, 50 minutes! We were finished and had them in the envelope, stamped and ready to go!

Three $1000 US Savings bonds will be awarded in the three different age groups (2-4, 5-6 and 7-8), so why not try for it?!? The great thing too is that no matter whether you win or not, each child will get FREE access to the new Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures online game for 30 days (releases in September 2011).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Huggies: $3 coupon!

We haven't seen a high value Huggies coupon like this one in a while. $3 off! Print it while you can!

In addition, you can get ANOTHER $3 Huggies coupon simply by sharing it with three friends (via Facebook, email or Twitter). Just go HERE for more details. Remember each of these coupons can be printed twice so this makes for four $3 Huggies coupons. I am already stocking up on diapers for my baby due in October!

Swagbucks: Help Japan

Swagbucks (my favorite search engine) is accepting Swagbucks donations for aid relief in Japan. They will be collecting swagbucks til April 8th.

Also, if you are new to Swagbucks, you can sign up now and get an additional 50 Swagbucks when you use code HelpJapan at sign up. This code is valid through 4/8/2011 at 11 a.m. PDT.

If you want to learn more about Swagbucks, click the label "swagbucks" at the end of this post.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bath and Body Works: FREE lotion

Try Bath and Body Works' new Country Chic lotion for free. No purchase necessary. Today and tomorrow only (March 25-26). Print out the coupon and bring it in to get your free lotion!

Dollar General: $5/25 coupon (can use at Publix!)

Dollar General has a $5/25 printable coupon available to be used only tomorrow, March 26, 2011. Don't forget, you can print two! Publix accepts competitor coupons so use this one at Publix if you don't have anything to get at Dollar General.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

FREE Angry Birds Rio App for Android

Get the Angry Birds Rio game app instantly for your Android device FREE!

I have this game for my iPhone and it's so much fun! I even *gasp* paid for it. Not sure what the difference is with the Rio version, but since it's FREE, it can't be half bad :)

It's listed as "for a limited time only", so hurry and DOWNLOAD IT now!

Guest Contributor: Denise

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vocalpoint: FREE pint of International Delight creamer

Log in or sign up for Vocalpoint and enter your zip code to see if you qualify for a FREE pint of International Delight Breve Creme Coffee Creamer. Does it get any better??

Blockbuster Express: Free rental codes

From today until March 27th, you can use the promo code GHO7UU to get a free rental. You can use the code multiple times if you use it with different debit or credit cards. You can also use the code WEEKEND to get a Buy Two Get One rental.

Find a kiosk near you.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pampers Gifts to Grow: Free 10 points

Add 10 free points to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account with this code:

T9PDXPKKGA3M4GK (Expires March 22, 2011).

$2/1 Revlon beauty tool coupon=free Revlon beauty tools!

Use this $2/1 Revlon beauty tool coupon to score some free Revlon beauty tools! I believe this will make for some free emery boards at Publix as well as other stores.

This coupon is on the Target website, but is a manufacturer's coupon that can be used at any store. Find it under the "beauty" category and you can print it twice.

Parents magazine: 7 free issues

Sign up for 7 free issues of Parents magazine! This magazine often has great coupons enclosed as well.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book Review: Divine Appointments

Divine Appointments: A Novel (A Snowglobe Connections Novel)
The book Divine Appointments was kind of a disappointment. I had never heard of the author, Charlene Ann Baumbich, before, but the cover looked interesting and kind of cute. Well, I wasn't thoroughly impressed. Maybe she is just starting out and maybe someone else would like the book, but I thought it was kind of juvenile and at times, boring. There were some cute parts in it, but overall, not one I would personally recommend to anyone . I don't like giving a poor review, but her underdevelopment of characters and rabbit trails left far too much to be desired. I wouldn't write her off completely, but I would like to read another one of her titles to see if this one was just kind of a dud. Again, this is all my opinion!! :)

I received a copy of Divine Appointments through Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.

Educational freebie: Free Seasons of the Year Lapbook

CurrClick is offering their Seasons of the Year printable lapbook for FREE.

From their site:
This product is a 34 page ebook filled with minibooks and games for students to learn about the four seasons of the year. The ebook contains detailed instructions on how lapbooks are created. Students can individually create the lapbook as a keepsake to share with their family and play the games with siblings and parents to review what they've learned about the seasons. This one file folder lapbook contains:
* Detailed Activity Guide
* 6 Bingo Cards
* Set of Flashcards
* Set of Matching Cards
* 8 Minibook Activities

Some tips and tricks of couponing

Some of this might be old hat to a few of you, but if you are new to couponing, you may have never heard of some of these great tips!


1.) When there is a Buy One, Get One (BOGO) item at Publix (they have a huge list of them every single week), you can use TWO coupons even though you are getting one of them free.
On top of that, you can use one manufacturer's coupon (MQ), one store coupon (SQ) and one Competitor coupon on the same item.

So, if there was an item that was BOGO and you had 2 MQs and 2 SQs and 2 competitor coupons, you could use them all and possibly (probably!) MAKE money on that item.

2.) Publix accepts competitor's coupons!!! Think Aldi, Food Lion, Winn-Dixie, Target-these are all competitors to Publix and they accept all of their coupons. I love this policy!! You can go on these stores websites and sign up for coupons to be sent to you which you can then use at Publix.

3.) If you buy something at Publix and you forget coupons or find some later for an item you purchased, save your receipt and bring the coupons back in and they will hand you CASH in exchange for the coupons. Does it get much better? I did that this week and got $9.45 handed to me in cash.


1.) While they can be very inconsistent on their coupon policy, you can score some good deals here very often. They will accept 1 Target coupon and 1 manufacturer’s coupon per item which makes it easy to get things for free or almost free. Here is a link for their coupon policy which I always print out and take with me when I shop there to avoid any miscommunication.

On-line shopping:
1.) I rarely buy anything on-line unless I can find a coupon for it. Retailmenot.com is awesome for finding coupon codes and free shipping codes for most any store.

2.) I RARELY buy anything on-line unless I buy it and get some kind of rebate (cash back). There are many different rebate websites out there, but my preferred one is shopathome.com. Go to their site, find the store you want to buy your item and you will get a certain percentage back on your purchase. Some stores offer up to 30% cash back and you get that in the form of a check mailed to your door! PLUS, you get $5 just for signing up with Shop At Home. Another popular rebate site is Ebates.com.

3.) I use Swagbucks.com as my search engine (it is powered by Google) which gives me free points to buy pretty much anything I want on-line just by doing my regular searching that I would normally do anyway.

Printing coupons:
1.) Coupons.com

2.) Before you buy a particular product, go to their website and see if they offer any printable coupons or a sign up where they can mail coupons to your home; i.e. I wanted to buy some Mueller’s pasta the other day so I looked up their website and found that they had some very high value coupons ready to print!

Entertainment Book: $17 with Free shipping and 45% cash back!!

So, I swear by these cash back sites and my favorite is Shop at Home. They are simply a mediator between you and your desired online merchant. So, instead of going straight to the Entertainment Book website, you go to Shop at Home's website and let them bring you to Entertainment Book in exchange for 45% cash back. That is worth it, in my opinion!! :)

There's a great deal right now and it won't last long. The 2011 Entertainment Book is on sale for $17 with free shipping PLUS go through Shop at Home and get 45% cash back! If you are a new member to Shop at Home, you will get $5 just for signing up. Let me know if you need help. :)

If you prefer to use Ebates, they are offering 17.5% cash back and you also get $5 if you are a new customer.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chili's: Free kid's meal today only

Today, Tuesday, March 8, you can get a free kid's meal at Chili's with the purchase of any adult entree. Just bring this coupon in with you.

Monday, March 7, 2011

CVS: Free drink or candy

Simply click on the "like" button on CVS' Facebook page and you will be able to sign up for a free candy or beverage coupon (up to $2.00 value).

Target: Free beauty bag with free samples and $25 worth of coupons!

This will go fast so get it as quickly as you can. Target is giving away a free beauty bag with free sample-size products as well as $25 worth of coupons. All you have to do is take a very short five-question survey! Go HERE to get yours!

Purex Crystals: Winners!

Wow, I am way out of it. Actually, I am pregnant (truly, I am), so that should explain the brain lapse on this one. I was supposed to announce the 3 winners of the Purex Crystals giveaway this weekend and here we are on Monday!!

Better late than never, I suppose. So, without further ado...here are the winners. I used random.org to generate the comment numbers who won so here they are:

3. Keri
6. Shawna
9. Denise

And, actually, the random number generator picked 6 and 7 (both Shawna!), but I knew she wouldn't mind if I spread the wealth a bit. So, I did it again and again number 7! So, the third time, it finally came up with 9. Yay for Denise!

I will contact you for your mailing addresses so I can mail your coupons out ASAP!! Enjoy!!! Thanks for everyone who particiapted in the giveaway.

Blockbuster Express: FREE rental tonight only (March 7)

Use this code: FNM37 tonight only to get a FREE rental from a Blocksbuster Express kiosk. Again, this code is only valid for Monday, March 7, 2011. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fandango deal still active!

The Fandango deal (TWO tickets for only $9) is still active! The deal is available for 20 more hours if you want to get in on it.

Just go HERE do complete your purchase through the awesome daily deals site, Living Social. I did mine yesterday and already got my Fandango code today!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Publix: $50 Coupon Booklet

Publix has a free $50 coupon booklet available to be mailed to your home! This will only last until supplies are gone, so order yours as soon as you can.

The booklets will arrive in the mail by 3/31 and will be valid from 4/1/2011 to 4/30/2011.

Fandango: $9 for TWO tickets

Today is Thursday, March 3 and the deal is still going so there is still a chance to get it! It's basically a buy one, get one free movie ticket deal. Yay!

At our movie theater, ONE ticket is now $9 so this is a good deal to get TWO for the price of one, essentially. I know it is even more expensive in bigger cities so this is a great deal. This deal is through one of the many daily deal sites called Living Social. I have purchased from them before and they're totally legit.

So, just go HERE and get your 2 Fandango tickets (which can be redeemed at any movie theater that particiaptes with Fandango-check out the Fandango website for your theater's participation) for only $9! This deal is only good for 25 hours from now so scoop it up while you can. :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Groupon: $1 for Three One-night rentals from Redbox

Take advantage of this fun Groupon deal! Three one-night rentals (can be used on separate visits) for only $1!!

Just go HERE to get the deal. Only 16 hours left on this one so get it while it's hot!

Giveaway: NEW Purex Complete Crystals Softeners

I love the brand, Purex. They're always coming up with something new and this is their latest. This brand new fabric softener is not liquid and it is not oil-based like traditional fabric softeners, this one is made of crystals. It is 92% natural and again, not oil-based. Apparently, the oily residue from other brands can build up and interfere with your towels' ability to absorb moisture from your body and your dishes. The oily residue can also reduce the effectiveness of wicking fabrics (sportswear) preventing them from drawing sweat away from your body during a workout.

Purex sent me a little sample of their new product, Purex Complete Crystals Softeners and it works great!! They were so kind to send me THREE free coupons for a 28 oz bottle ($5.50 value) to give away to my readers!! I love giveaways.

So, just simply leave a comment on my blog with your email address and I will randomly pick 3 winners. The giveaway will close on Friday at midnight so don't forget to comment! If you share this deal on Facebook (just click on the little F underneath this post) you can gain one extra entry by commenting a second time that you shared it. Two chances to win one of three coupons. Those are pretty good odds!