Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Free Museum Admission for Bank of America Cardholders This Weekend!


Bank of America cardholders can visit select museums (over 100 nationwide) free this weekend (August 1st & 2nd). Go here to read more about it and to find out which museums in your area participate! It's a great benefit if you are already a Bank of America customer! You can also sign up for text or e-mail reminders at the webpage! What a great way to escape the summer heat!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Amazon - Save $25 on Groceries!

Save $25 when you spend $69 or more on eligible IZZE, Gatorade, Quaker, Stacey's, and more sold by Amazon.com. To receive the promotional price just add the products to basket - no promotional code is required. Offer valid through August 30, 2009. Visit this Grocery Savings Link to learn more about this great offer!

You might also be able to sign up for Subscribe & Save to save an additional 15% off your purchase (you can cancel at anytime without penalty)! I haven't tried to stack these offers, so let me know if you are successful!

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Money Saving Mondays: Saving Money While Shopping Online!



Continuing series of Money Saving Mondays! I love to save money, post deals, and just in general make my dollar stretch a little further so keep up with me on Mondays for some easy ways to save money!

Today let’s discuss ways to save money when shopping online!

Sign up for e-mail newsletters! If you have a few favorite places you like to shop, make sure to sign up for their e-mail newsletters. Almost every online store has an electronic newsletter and sometimes you will receive a sign-up bonus just for registering your e-mail address. Sign-up bonuses range from free shipping to money or percentages off your purchase!

Check for online coupon codes! Once you find that perfect item, but before you checkout, make sure you do a quick search for online coupon codes. I use sites like RetailMeNot, CouponCabin, CouponMountain, and if I don’t have much luck then I do a google search for the store name and the words coupon code or promo code (dependent on what the site requests during checkout).

There are also sites that sell items at a discount over retail, but be wary of the “original price” or MSRP. I am sure we have seen items at Amazon.com that are marked 90% off, but we know that the original price can’t be true! I like to “window shop” at Overstock.com, SmartBargains.com, and if I need something specific in higher-end clothing, I check out BlueFly.

Peruse other’s great deals (time permitting), be sure to check out FatWallet! If you sign up with FatWallet you can even earn cash back on all those great deals!

When all else fails, shop through a click-through site that gives a percentage of your purchase back to you in college savings (Upromise) or rewards for travel (i.e., AAdvantage Shopping).

If you have additional ideas for saving money while shopping online, please leave me a comment!

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Toys 'R Us Deals this week! (7/26 - 8/1 (or 8/8))

Toys R Us



20% Off ALL Gym Sets at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

20% Off on ALL First Act Musical Instruments at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1 (Excludes Accessories)

Save on LeapFrog Learn & Groove Table at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

20% Off ALL Playhouses at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

20% Off ALL Bouncers at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Up to 50% Off ALL Pool & Water Clearance Items at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Save on Nintendo Wii MotionPlus Accessory at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Great school supply sales too!
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on ALL Crayola Pencils and Crayons at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on ALL School Zone Books & Flashcards at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Shipping deals!
$5 Shipping on SELECT Dollhouses at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

$5 Shipping on Select Dollhouses & Train Tables at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Free Shipping on ALL LEGO Bionicle Toys at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Free Shipping on SELECT Barbie and Barbie Accessories with a purchase of $20 or more at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.8

Free Shipping on Radio Flyer at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

Free Shipping on Melissa & Doug items at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.26 to 8.1

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Upcoming Kid's Workshop at Home Depot! August 1


Don't forget to go to Home Depot this Saturday to make this great message center! To get more info, check out this website! Your kids will get a kid-size Home Depot orange apron and an achievement pin! The site states that the workshops are offered from 9am to noon (our store starts at 10am, so check to be sure)! They do run out of kits and at this time you can't preregister, so get there early! The workshops are free!

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Give & Get Promotion (30% off your purchase at Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic 7/30-8/2)

July 30 - August 2, Save 30% on your purchase at Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic. 5% of your purchase total will go towards Feeding America! Go here for more information and to print the coupon (valid for in-store use only and can be used multiple times!)

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chili's - 3 Courses for 2 for only $20!


Split an appetizer, pick two entrees, and share a dessert! This sounds like a perfect date night dinner for only $20! If you have older kids, you could just order two sets - not bad for a family of four either! Go here to read all about it and check out the options! Like always, it's for a limited time only and dine-in only!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Upcoming Kid's Workshop at Lowe's!


Build this really cute helicopter at Lowe's with your kids on Saturday, July 25 from 10:00-11:00AM! I noticed when I registered that it now states available for the first 50 kids that have registered online! So make sure you register ahead of time at Lowe's website! The workshops are always free, and your kids will get a kid-size apron, goggles, and a cool achievement patch! Please note that it recommends the projects for 1st through 5th graders, but we have been taking our 2-year old most of the year! With dad's help, he has done fine with these projects!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Amy Adele Stationary - Save 10% on your order!

Monthly Sale at Amy Adele! Click here.



From personalized stationary to t-shirts, Amy Adele has just a bit of everything! Check this webstore out today and get free shipping on orders of $50 with low minimums on your personalized print orders!

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Reminder! Drs. Foster & Smith Summer Sale!

Drs. Foster and Smith Inc.



It’s Drs. Foster and Smith's BIGGEST Sale of the Year! Save on Hundreds of Items at Our Sizzlin’ Summer Sale! Also, visit the Drs Foster and Smith Online Clearance Outlet for great savings on all things for your pets! There is a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – If you're not satisfied with a product you purchase from Drs. Foster & Smith you can return it to them for a full refund of the product price – no questions asked.

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Dog Shampoo from Dinovite!


I know I have posted about Dogosuds ® before, but I am really intrigued by this product! Have you tried it yet?

It's that time of year when your pet needs to take a bath and the weather is just perfect outside for a spray down with a hose, but before you begin, you should ask yourself?

Is your dog itching, scratching and stinking beyond belief? Do you? Wash your dog one day, just to have the stink return the next? Wait weeks between bathing your dog because his skin gets so dry and flaky? Hate bathing your dog because you rinse and rinse and rinse...and still can't get him completely rinsed?

Our dog, Logan, gets repeat skin infections when the weather warms up, so I can't wait to try this dog shampoo. We always have trouble getting him completely rinsed during a bath, and some of the scents at the pet store just seem to bother his skin even more! We are trying Dogosuds ® for this reason.

Need help making bathtime work for both of you? Why not try the all natural Dogosuds ® dog shampoo made by Dinovite. Prices start at only $2.99 and if you know you'll love the product, then there are also quantity discounts available!

Isn't it time for that new dog smell (comes in three scents (essential oil blend, lavender, and peppermint/tea tree) and unscented)?

Dogosuds ® Benefits:
• Makes your dog smell CLEAN and WONDERFUL for a long time.
• Lathers beautifully ... and RINSES EASILY!
• Contains 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that have natural, healing properties
• Gentle soothing shampoo works well for sensitive skin.
• Is a NATURAL FLEA DETERRENT • Lathers beautifully ... and RINSES EASILY!
• Contains NO CHEMICALS, NO PERFUMES, NO FILLERS, nothing to irritate or dry your dog's skin!
• Also works great to remove SKUNK odor!

Not in the market for dog shampoo? Dinovite makes lots of other great pet-safe products!

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Why I blog....as I admit defeat from a 13-mo old!


Sometimes I question why I blog...it takes time away from my family on an already busy schedule, it's hard to find your own voice and be somewhat different than all the other bloggers out there, but it's nights like tonight that remind me why I blog. Blogging gives me an outlet to do something outside of work, outside of family life, outside of everything else....time to just get away!

Tonight, I needed an opportunity to just get away. It was one of those nights where no matter what, my son would not fall asleep. After nearly 1.5 hours of trying, I admitted defeat and my husband took over. I'll admit, I can't do tough love for long...I can listen to him cry for about 5 minutes before trying to rock him to sleep, but eventually I admit defeat. After rocking him to sleep 5 different times tonight only to have him wake up when I laid him down, I just couldn't take it anymore, so I return to blogging. And if you know me, I truly couldn't take it anymore. I am no super-mom, as much as I try. I am lucky to have a very caring husband that loves his boys more than anything else out there and who is willing to be screamed at until the boy cries himself to sleep! I am wishing him luck as the crying continues. For now, I will try not to cry like a baby myself, enjoy a glass of wine, and hunt for a bargain or two! Wish me luck in better nights of sleep!
Hunting for bargains is a hobby for me, so hopefully digging for those bargains and sharing them with you makes this outlet worthwhile for not only me, but for you too! If you have something you're looking for, please let me know!

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Money Saving Mondays: Inexpensive Summer Fun!


Continuing series of Money Saving Mondays! I love to save money, post deals, and just in general make my dollar stretch a little further so keep up with me on Mondays for some easy ways to save money!

Today let’s discuss inexpensive ways to enjoy summer with your family and friends!



Library hop! Most have programs during the summer and there is probably more than one in your community or local area. If you have young children, many also have a toddler time!

Have "camp" at home. Spend a week going to different parks or trying new outdoor activities. Plan it out so it seems like an adventure. If you have a tent and sleeping bags, set them up in the living room, or if it’s not too hot, the backyard! You’ll be surprised how excited your kids will be to have a living room campout!

Host a film festival. Invite the neighbors over for a Disney movie viewing marathon. Get movie snacks and make popcorn.

Throw a splash day party! Inflate the pools, throw out a slip and slide, and get out the sprinkler. Don’t forget to have frozen treats on hand too!

Read your local town paper, or the papers of close by towns to see if they will host any parades, festivals or concerts at their parks or any other venue. Depending on how tech-savvy your community is, search the internet for upcoming activities too!

If you have additional ideas for saving money on summer fun, please leave me a comment!

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Reminder: EyeBuyDirect B1G1 Sale starts today!

EyeBuyDirect is having a great sale starting today, so go and choose your frames now! From July 20th to July 26th, order one pair of glasses and get a second complete pair of glasses for free! If you're new to my blog, I reviewed EyeBuyDirect products previously (view the post here)!

EyeBuyDirect just let me know that one person that orders from my blog during this sale will be added to their brand new VIP club! This club qualifies you for exclusive discounts, promotions and special gifts! So if you are in need of new glasses, please order them now - you might be lucky enough to become the next VIP member! If you need new glasses, this might be a great opportunity to get a pair of classic frames and some fun ones, or one for you and one for another family member! (Minimum order of $14.95, and yes you can get two pairs for $14.95)

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Review & coupon giveaway: Pillsbury simpy.... cookies!

My almost 3-yr old loves cookies, so after receiving an opportunity to try the new Pillsbury simply.... cookies, we were ecstatic! simply.... cookies are made with ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

They have 0g of trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial colors of flavors. We tried the simply.... cookies in chocolate chip, and they taste much more like homemade than typical refrigerator cookies! My kids loved them, and I think you will too!

If you would like to try them, I have 4 coupons for $1.25 off a package of simply.... refrigerated cookies so leave a comment and then send me an e-mail. If you are one of the first four to respond, then I will mail a coupon out to you! It's as easy as that. Don't want to wait for a coupon, then go here to print a $1 off coupon! If you've tried them, let me know your thoughts too!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Toys 'R Us Deals this week! (7/19-7/25)

Not as many great deals this week, but there are a few!

Toys R Us



Save $150 on SELECT Electric Ride Ons at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.19 to 7.25

Free Shipping on ALL Geo Trax at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.19 to 7.25

Free Shipping on ALL LEGO City at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.19 to 7.25

SAVE $90 on Guitar Hero: World Tour Super Bundle for Wii or Xbox 360 (Retailed at $189.99, Now: $99.99) at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.19 to 7.25

FREE $10 Gift Card with the purchase of Guitar Hero World Tour Super Bundle for Wii or Xbox 360 at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.19 to 7.25

SAVE UP TO 50% Off SELECT Milton Bradley® Games (Retailed at $15.99-16.99 each, Now: $8.49 each) at ToysRUs.com. Offer good 7.19 to 7.25

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Aeropostale clearance sale: Save up to 75% off, then take 30% off the final markdown!


This is a great chance to get some really good deals on back to school clothing for your teens and tweens! Final markdowns to 75% off, and this weekend only, save an additional 30% off using the code TAKE30 at checkout! Check out the clearance sale at Aeropostale now!

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Amazon: Kindle's price reduced and lots of free titles!


Amazon has reduced their price on the Kindle to $299, and has a lot of great titles available for free to download! Check out the Bestsellers for Kindle Readers and look for the $0 items. I believe that if you have the app for the iPhone then you can read them on your iPhone, but talk about tiny print! Please let me know if you have one, I have been looking at getting one of my own for traveling but haven't made the plunge yet!

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The Body Shop - Save up to 90% on clearance items

Save up to 90% at The Body Shop during the final portion of their clearance sale! Go here to see the items available!


Some of my favorites are the Invent Your Scent (Was $30, Now $4) and the Warm Amber Bath Oil (Was $10, Now $1). Free shipping when you spend $60!

There are also some great gift sets marked 30-75% off or more! Check out how pretty the Strawberry Love to Pamper Set is (Was $39, Now $19) or the Peppermint Cooling Happy Feet Set (Was $40, Now $8)! I would love to receive some of these as gifts, so you might want to think about stashing some of these away in a gift closet!

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Amazon deals this week!

Here are some of my favorites at Amazon this week…I’ll have more this weekend, but these looked to good to pass up! As with all Amazon deals, prices were valid when this was posted!

Toys & Games:


Wild Planet Hyper Dash (Was $29.99, Now $22.57)

Sesame Street Activity Ball Pit (Was $69.99, Now $59.99)

Trikes & Bikes:


Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike (Red) (Was $89.99, Now $69.72)

Radio Flyer Big Flyer Trike (Was $92.99, Now $65.51) (Does not qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping)

Barbie Princess Tough Trike (Was $34.99, Now $28.47)

Radio Flyer Classic Tiny Trike (Was $101.99, Now $56.29)

Huffy Green Machine 2 (Was $139.99, Now $110.33)

Tonka Mighty Kid's 12-Inch Bike (Was $89.99, Now $69.97)

Groovy Girls Groovy Girls 16-Inch Bike (Was $89.99, Now $79.48)

Sports & Outdoors:
Purchase $299 dollars worth of any qualifying Sports & Outdoor Equipment and receive a free National Parks Annual Pass (valued at $80)! There are over 7500 items that qualify towards the free National Parks Pass! See more info about this deal at National Parks Annual Pass Deal

Magazine Subscriptions:
Parents (1-year) - $4.97 with instant savings!

Marie Claire (2-year) - $5 with instant savings

Good Housekeeping (1-year automatic renewal) - $2.97 after instant savings

Working Mother (1-year) - $6.97 after instant savings

ReadyMade - $6.97 after instant savings

Glamour (1-year) - $7 after instant savings

Family Circle (1-year) - $9.97 after instant savings

Fitness (2-year) - $11.97 after instant savings

PEOPLE StyleWatch (1-year) - $14.90 after instant savings

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