Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In To Win Giveaway Round-Up 12/30

I love giveaways! So let's all share the Linky love.Do you have a giveaway on your blog or website? Please leave the link for it below. Only family friendly links please! The link should go directly to your giveaway page.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Free Sample of Natural Nibbles Dog Snacks

Click here to get a free sample of Natural Nibbles dog snacks. My dog loves trying samples!

Redbox Codes For Free Movies

Here are some more Redbox codes for free movies. I am not sure when they expire. All were reported as working today. Remember you can only use a code one time.

DVDATWAG (Walgreens only)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Test Drive a Smart Car ~ Get $25 Target Gift Card

Take a test drive during smart Value Days and receive a $25 Target GiftCard! Just fill out the form here, print, and take to your closest dealership. You can find the closest dealership by clicking here. Then test drive a Smart For Two car and you will receive the $25 Target gift card in the mail. I wish that there was one near me!

Fine Priint: Must complete test drive on or before December 31, 2009, in order to receive gift. Customer will receive the GiftCard via U.S. mail within 14 business days upon completion of test drive. Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license. Gift not available to employees or family members of Dealership, Distributor or Manufacturer. Limit one gift per household while quantities last. Some additional restrictions may apply, see dealer for complete details.

Crazy Heart Free Movie Tickets ~ Select Cities

Free movie screening! Click here to get free movie tickets to Crazy Heart. Available in select cities only. The movie stars Jeff Bridges as “a washed-up, alcoholic country singer who gets his life back on track thanks to a reporter-type (Maggie Gyllenhaal)". Hurry because the tickets go fast!

Here are the cities still available: Austin (TX), Hartford (CT), Memphis (TN), and New Orleans (LA).

Free Wardley Fish Food Product After Coupon

Click here to print a $2 coupon for Wardley Fish Food. Most Petco's, Petsmart locations and Walmart stores have the 35 oz. Wardley Advanced Nutrition Fish Flake Food for $1.99, making it free with this $2 printable coupon.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Merry Christmas

I have been taking a few days off to spend the holiday with my family. I hope everyone has a great holiday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In To Win Giveaway Round-Up 12/23

I love giveaways! So let's all share the Linky love.Do you have a giveaway on your blog or website? Please leave the link for it below. Only family friendly links please! The link should go directly to your giveaway page.

(Ok, I messed up when I set up the linky and included last weeks entries. Can you tell that I haven't been getting much sleep?? Anyways I fixed it now. I just deleted any expired contests. Thanks!)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

20% Off Total Purchase Coupon for Hollister

Hollister doesn't usually offer coupons. Click here to get your 20% off Total Purchase coupon. Coupon is valid through December 23rd.

Fine print: Offer valid in Hollister stores located in North America, excluding the EPIC store on Broadway in New York. Not valid on previous purchases, gift card purchases, or online at Restrictions on bulk purchases may apply. Not redeemable for cash or store credit. Not applicable with employee discount. Other restrictions may apply

18,000 Piece Puzzle for $39.99 on Amazon

No, that was not a typo! I didn't even realize that anyone made a 18,000 piece puzzle. Wow, it has to be a challenge to put together! If you have a puzzle fanatic in your life, check out the Ravensburger 18000 Piece Puzzle - Tropical Impressions on sale for $39.99 on Amazon.

Free Subscription to Working Mother Magazine!

Hurry before this is gone! Sign up here for a complimentary 12-issue subscription to Working Mother magazine.

Enjoy a 12 issue subscription. No strings attached. You'll never receive a bill. I love getting free magazines. Just yesterday I got my first free issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

Free Hannah Montana Cut N Create at Menards!

Wow, this is a great unadvertised special !! You can get the Crayola Hannah Montana Cut N Create free after rebate at Menards. They are on sale for $5 and there is a Menards rebate for $5! Wait for it.... you can get 10!!!!! Yes, the limit is 10! My Menards had a huge stack by the toys.

Click here to see the toy price on Amazon. Amazon has it for $29.99! Amazon has a great video showing how it works! The video shows how you can use the cutter for scrapbooking too!

These would make great gifts! Or you could sell at your garage sale or give to Toys For Tots next year!

Since this is a Free After Rebate item, you do need to buy $10 of other merchandise. Here are some suggestions: Christmas clearance is at 48% off, flashlights, light bulbs, etc.. I spent my $10 on marked down Christmas items.

While you are there pick up these other great deals:

De-icer ~ Free after Rebate ~ Limit 2
Super Glue~ Free after Rebate ~ Limit 2
Lindt Bags of Chocolates (by the register) ~ $1.00 rebate ~ Cost is then $1.50 bag
Crayola Highlighter, Glue, or Markers ~ Free after rebate ~ limit 10
Ear Buds ~ Free after rebate ~ limit 2
18" x 24" mat ~ free after rebate ~ limit 6

Remember the rebates come back as a Menards check but you can use them to buy more free after rebate items !

Monday, December 21, 2009

More $5 Magazines at Amazon

Wow! If you love magazines, now is a great time to buy a subscription or give a subscription. Amazon has new magazine subscriptions for $5. Some of the $5 magazines are Health, Sunset, Golf, and Southern Living. Click here to see all the $5 magazine subscription. Entertainment and InStyle magazines are $10 for a subscription.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Last Days For Disney Movie Rewards ~ 5pts Per Day

Get another 5 points! The code for today is ACTION. Click here to access the page. I have listed the codes for the last 6 days below!

Not a Disney Rewards member? The sign up is easy and they often give out free points.

Dec 20: ACTION

Dec 23: DISNEY
Dec 24: FAMILY

Dec 25: SANTA

Universal Studios Sneak Preview Club

Would you like to see movies in the theatre for free? Sign up for Universal Studios Sneak Preview Club to get the inside scoop. You will be notified when there is a special free advanced movie screening in your area.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Free Lip Item With Any Purchase at Bath & Body Works

Yoo Hoo! Bath & Body Works has a new wonderful coupon! Get a free C.O. Bigelow or Lipicious item with any purchase. Click here to print your coupon. The coupon is valid through December 20th. These would make great stocking stuffers!

Remember that Bath & Body Works has $1.00 items such as small gift boxes, small gift bags, or nail files.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

In To Win Giveaway Round-Up 12/16

I love giveaways! So let's all share the Linky love.Do you have a giveaway on your blog or website? Please leave the link for it below. Only family friendly links please! The link should go directly to your giveaway page.

Free Socks at Lucy Stores

Free Essential Sock 3 pack when you try on a Lucy Hatha Power pant. Offer is good Dec 18th - 20th while supplies last. Click here to see the store locator.

Reduced Sugar in General Mills Cereal

Do you eat cereal for breakfast? My daughter is a fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I prefer the Strawberry Yogurt Burst Cherrios. I confess, though, when I was a kid, I liked Lucky Charms. But I really only ate the marshmallows!

Last week General Mills announced a commitment to reduce the sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. This builds on their continuing efforts to reduce sugar and increase key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

I think that is wonderful news. Kids need a nutrious breakfast but commericals for high sugar cereals make them more tempting to kids. You can learn more about the
benefits of cereal including a great chart showing calories for common breakfasts.

Also right now, you can click
here to get a coupon for a $1.00 off one of four General Mills cereals.

**Thanks to My Blog Spark and General Mills for providing the information and coupons for my family.**

Monday, December 14, 2009

MySims Agents & Boom Blox Bash Party Wii Reviews

If you have a tween or teen, they probably have a video game on their wish list. My kids love the Nintendo Wii. So I was very excited to receive 2 Wii games by EA Games to review. The problem with Wii is that some games adapt well to the platform and others not so well. No one wants to waste money on a game that is going to gather dust.

My first review is of Boom Blox Bash Party. This game is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed BOOM BLOX game for Wii. It was developed by EA in collaboration with director and producer Steven Spielberg. Players have to focus on their reflexes and puzzle solving skills. Players use the Wii Remote to direct objects and forces toward structures made of blocks in order to knock them over. It sounds easy but it is so much fun. There are hundreds of levels! One of the best things is that this game be played by up to 4 players. It makes it more of a party game.
This a great game for teens and tweens!

My second review is of MySims Agents. It is easy to see why this has become a hot game for the holiday season. There is plenty of action in the game. You can investigate suspects, travel to exotic lands,and solve puzzles. You can even change the Agents outfits and decorate the secret headquarters. This game is a lot of fun to play. The puzzles may be a little too easy for older teens. If your child likes the Sims games then they would probably enjoy this game. I recommend this game for tweens and younger kids.

**I received these games for free from EA Games for review purposes. I received no other compensation. The opinions given are my own**

Winners of Popcorn Factory & Seeds Bath Products

Happy Monday! I have drawn for the winners of my latest contests.

The winner of the Popcorn Factory Snowman Snack Tin is #133 AEK72
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-12-14 19:18:13 UTC

Winner of the Seed Bath Products is #3 JoAnnof10
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-12-14 19:29:44 UTC

The winners have been emailed. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

DEAD :Build A Bear $7 Off $10 Online Purchase

Fantasic Deal! Use the code 94477 to get $7 off a $10 online purchase at Build A Bear. PLUS Free Shipping!! There are animals for $10 so you can get one delivered for $3.18! I took an item all the way through the checkout and the code works with free shipping! Free shipping is for today only! Coupon code works for all items. Also I have heard that you can use the coupon more than 1 time.

If you want your animal unstuffed (then recipient can stuff at the store) then remember to request "unstuffed" in the special instructions when you check out.

CVS & Walgreens Deals For 12/13

There are some good deals at CVS and Walgreens this week! Hop on over to Budget Saving Mom for her awesome deal list. I absolutely love the people who put together these great lists!

Here is what I liked at CVS:
Free after extra bucks

Merry Brite Holidays Bows 12ct
Merry Brite Holiday Gift Tissue 20ct $1.99
Merry Brite Peel’n Stick Gift Tag 35-50ct $1.99
Advil PM 4ct

Here is what I saw at
Complete Multi-Purpose Solution ~ free after register rewards or better w/coupon
Hunt’s Tomato Sauce 3 for $1 ~ free after coupon
Lots more cheap grocery items

Friday, December 11, 2009

Free Movie Passes to Crazy Heart

Print free movie passes for Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges. Available cities are Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Click here. Hurry before they are gone!

It's Complicated Free Movie Tickets ~ Select cities

Free movie screening! Click here to RSVP for free movie tickets to It's Complicated. Available in select cities only. The movie stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. There is a small description of the movie on the linked page.

Here are the cities still available: Albany, Austin, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver and West Palm Beach.

Free US News & World Report Magazine Subscription

Another free magazine! Click here to receive a free one year subscription to US News & World Report. Make sure you use the above link that has the survey, sometimes you don't get the magazine if you go directly to the request page.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Get Your 5 Pts Today at Disney Movie Rewards 12/10

Get another 5 points! The code for today is GUINEA PIG. Click here to access the page.

Not a Disney Rewards member? The sign up is easy and they often give out free points.

Free Weight Watchers Magazine is BACK!

Hurry, not sure how long this will last this time. Click here to get a free one year subscription to Weight Watchers magazine. No credit card required.

Free Download: iTunes Holiday Sampler Album

More free Holiday music downloads! Click here to downlaod a holiday music album from iTunes. There are some really great songs.

Song List:
O Come All Ye Faithful - Amy Grant
The First Noel - David Archuleta
Silent Night - Sarah McLachlan
Carol of the Bells/Jingle Bells - Barry Manilow
It Snowed - Meaghan Smith
Above the Northern Lights - Manheim Steamroller
Baby It's Cold Outside - Lady Antebellum
We Three Kings - Toby Keith
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Rascal Flatts
Silent Night - Wynonna
12 Days of Christmas - Mexicani Marimba Band
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Weezer
A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss) - Glasvegas
Another Christmas Song - Stephen Colbert
Greensleeves - Vince Guaraldi
Dream a Dream - Charlotte Church
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Character Dances - Kirov Orchestra & Valery Gergiev
Angels We Have Heard on High - Aretha Franklin
O Holy Night - Musiq Soulchild
Auld Lang Syne - The Lonesome Travelers

In To Win Giveaway Round-Up 12/10

UGH!! Ok, with the kids home from school Tuesday, Wednesday, and again today because of snow, I am not running on a full brain. I completely forgot to post the Wednesday Giveaway Round-up. So here it is today!

I love giveaways! So let's all share the Linky love.Do you have a giveaway on your blog or website? Please leave the link for it below. Only family friendly links please! The link should go directly to your giveaway page.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Free Michael Angelo's Meal Coupon ~ Follow on Twitter

**Update: This is Buy Get One Free Coupon ~ not as advertised in the email**
Nice freebie! Just received this free offer in my email. Follow Michael Angelos on Twitter and send them a Twitpic or @reply describing your family holiday gathering, and they will reward you with a coupon for a Michael Angelo’s meal to enjoy this season. Click here.

Do You Tip Your Newspaper Delivery Person?

As the holiday season is upon us, I always hear news articles about how much you should tip the service people. Yesterday I received a Christmas card in the mail from our newspaper delivery person. Our newspaper is delivered in the morning so I have never met the person who delivers the paper. The Christmas card conveniently listed their address on the inside.

So my question is have you ever tipped your newspaper deliverer? I was not planning on giving them a tip but I feel guilty now since they sent me a card. Our route is a driving route so the deliverer just plops the paper in the box next to the mailbox.

I know that delivering newspapers is not a "dream" job. When I was kid, I had a walking newspaper route for several years. At that time, not everyone paid ahead so I had to go back out and collect the money too. The only tip that I ever received was some cookies from one nice lady.

We are not "Grinch's" at our house. We donate money to a lot of charities including United Way, Alzheimer's Association, Breast Cancer Walk, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and many more. So I am not sure what to do about the newspaper carrier. So please share your thoughts!

Great Game Sale on Amazon!

Still looking for Christmas gifts? Amazon is having a great sale on games for adults and kids. Lots of games under $10 and some are under $5 !! Click here to see the selection.

Here are just a few of the games available:

Pictureka Flipper $9.99
Noodleboro Fun Park Sharing Game $4.99

Free Macy's Gift Card For People Named Virginia 12/11

Macy's is giving away $10 GCs on December 11 from 10am-6pm if your first or last name is Virginia.

While supplies last. One GC per family. GC is only valid until 12/31.

Free Aveeno Nourish & Hair Care Sample

Another free sample. Click here to get your free sample of Free Aveeno Nourish & Hair Care.

Get Your 5 Pts Today at Disney Movie Rewards 12/9

Get another 5 points! The code for today is SLED. Click here to access the page.

Not a Disney Rewards member? The sign up is easy and they often give out free points.

Dead: Free Weight Watchers Magazine Subscription

** Sorry no longer available**
Get it now! I love Weight Watchers magazine. It has great articles about losing weight. Click here to get a free one year subscription from FreeBizMag. No credit card needed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winner of the WOW Name Necklace

The lucky winner of the WOW Namce necklace is #13 Susan

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-12-08 20:10:54 UTC

The winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond. Thanks to all that entered.

Get Your 5 Pts Today at Disney Movie Rewards 12/8

Get another 5 points! The code for today is HURLEY. Click here to access the page.

Not a Disney Rewards member? The sign up is easy and they often give out free points.

Ditch the Charcoal: Flamedisk Review

Do you love the charcoal flavor of the grill but hate the hassle? I am the same way. I love the charcoal flavor but I hate waiting for the coals to heat up. Plus they are messy! I was able to review a new product called Flamedisk. It is faster, easier, and cleaner than charcoal.

I was amazed at how it easy it was to use. I just peeled off the top film, lit the Flamedisk with a match, and started grilling. The Flamedisk fits in any size or shape grill. The package says that the flames last for 45 minutes.

One of the best things about Flamedisk is the portability. It is a small flat disk so it doesn't take up much space. It would be great to take for a picnic at a park or tailgating for your favorite team.

Flamedisk is not very expensive. For more information you can visit the
Flamedisk website. You can purchase Flamedisk at local stores such as Home Depot, sporting goods stores, and Hy Vee. They are also available online at or at Amazon.

**I was provided with a free Flamedisk to review. The opinions expressed here are my own**

Book Review: CODE 936

Looking for a great read? I just finished reading a new medical thrilller "Code 936 " by Bill Kimbrell. I found the book to be a fast paced adventure. From the beginning prologue, you are drawn into James Cantrill's world. James Cantrill is a hard working businessman who is unexpectedly fired. Does it have to do with the defective medical device? Who is behind it and why have his friends betrayed him? I throughly enjoyed the book!

From the back cover:
Powerfully evocative and steeped in international intrigue, CODE 936 is a riveting expose of the IRS tax code, corporate greed, medical fraud, torture, corporate corruption, and managed healthcare. It is also a story of love, undaunted courage, and a spirtual triumph.

About the Author:
Bill Kimbrell spent 31 years building his own surgical equipment business. Code 936 is his first novel. He grew up in Greenville, Mississippi and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. . During his career, he was appointed Ethics Chairman for the entire United States for his professional organization, a position he held for over twelve years. Long an advocate for integrity and ethical leadership, Mr. Kimbrell conducted ethics seminars across the country, which resulted in the first certified Code of Ethics in the medical device industry.

The book is available in paperback for $10.89 at
Amazon .
** I was provided a free review copy of this book. The thoughts presented are my own. **

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free Bag of Stacy's Pita Chips For Facebook Fans

Get yourself a free bag of chips! Sign up as a Facebook fan of Stacy's Pita Chips. Once you are a fan, you fill out the form and they will send you a coupon for a free bag (up to $3.99 value).

Get Your 5 pts Today At Disney Rewards 12/7

Get another 5 points! The code for today is ELF. Click here to access the page.

Not a Disney Rewards member? The sign up is easy and they often give out free points.

Bath & Body Works Free Item With $10 Purchase

Another nice coupon from Bath & Body Works! Use this coupon to get a free item (up to $13 value) with a $10 purchase. The coupon expires 12/24.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Amazon 25 Days of Free Christmas Songs

Amazon is giving away a free Christmas song everyday until Christmas. It is their 25 days of free holiday music! Todays song is Christmas Tree by Lady Gaga. The other days are still availbale for free too!

Here is the list so far:
Dec. 1 "
Joy To The World " by Casting Crowns
Dec. 2 "
Snow Angel " by Tori Amos
Dec. 3 "
The Coventry Carol " byMediaeval Baebes
Dec. 4 "
Slower Than Christmas (Explicit) " by the Boxmasters
Dec. 5 "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" by Jars of Clay
Dec. 6 "Christmas Tree" by Lady Gaga

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