What Addi Wore~January 2013

Janellj's January 2013 album on Photobucket


Monday, May 31, 2010

Putt Putt, Pig Tails and a Proposal!

Since it was raining off and on yesterday, we changed our plans and decided to take Drew to Mountasia instead of Yellow River Game Ranch. He was just as happy with that.....and I was too since I didn't have to deal with mud!
Here we are playing putt putt, Drew also rode go carts and bumper boats! It turned out to be a perfectly overcast day so it was very enjoyable and not too hot!
I decided to try piggies on Addi yesterday. I put her in my lap with Sponge Bob on and that kept her attention while I tried to do her hair. She was pretty good....and I thought they looked adorable! Later, when I really had time to stop and look at them from behind....the part was zig zagged down her head. Oh well, we will get better at it. It used to be a routine with Shannon (she was born with a bow in her hair too)....everyday I would sit her down with the brush, rubber bands, detangler and bows. She learned to live with it and I am sure Addison will too! Anyway, check out her piggies!!! Aren't they adorable???

I know you are all dying to know what "a Proposal" means! Ha!! I have a friend named Shirlene AKA Shirlene Brown Brown Samples Brown. I have known her since before Shannon started kindy so 17 years or so. We lost touch for a while but when we started attending Poplar Springs...I reconnected with her because she and her girls go there as well. She is a hoot! I could go on all day and you would still not get it. Like I have said before....you just have to live it (and some of you have!!!!). Anyway, about a year or so ago, Shirlene met and started dating a very sweet guy in our church, David. Well, yesterday David got up in front of the whole church, got down on one knee and proposed to Shirlene. It was the sweetest thing ever. Of course, I had my camera ready and started snapping pics!!! So for your viewing pleasure...here is the happy couple! I guess as of October (10-10-10) Shirlene will now be known as Shirlene Brown Brown Samples Brown Cason!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Can we talk about Swagbucks? I know I keep pestering you about this but every time I get something free, I feel like I have to bring it up because it is such a good deal. I have been looking around for some Mary Jane Ked’s (like the ones below....aren't they just the cutest??) for Addi but they were way more than I wanted to pay. I cashed in some SB’s and just yesterday, I ordered her a pair from Amazon for FREE!!!!!! I didn’t even have to pay shipping because they qualified for Super Saver Shipping. Once you start searching through SB’s, it does take a little getting used to but now..it is very normal to me. They have stepped it up lately too, so you get more of them and more often. So, don’t wait…go sign up (below)!!!
*******Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!********
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $25 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~If you don’t mind off brand diapers….here’s a way to get free diapers. Right now Rite Aid has sample packs of their brand diapers for 99 cents (89 cents if you are a Wellness member). Each pack comes with a $1 coupon. There is no size limit on the coupon. I was able to use it yesterday on more sample packs in which I got more coupons. And so on and so on and……..

~Crocs is offering 20% off almost every shoe in honor of Memorial Day. Use code MEMORIAL20 at checkout. Shipping is also free so this is a great deal! Click HERE to have a look.

~My Target had a mountain of Listerine Whitening mouthwash on clearance last week for $3.38. I have heard from several of you that the Listerine is now marked down to $1.98!
So grab the $1 Listerine coupon and you can score it for $.98! If you haven’t printed the $2/1 coupon HERE it would be free!
Now this is a clearance sale so not every store will have these or will have these at this price. If you are planning a trip it is worth a look or you can always call and ask for a price check.

~The awesome deal from Shutterfly is back!!
You can head over HERE and order 3 FREE 5×7 cards with promo code: CARDS4DAD.
You will need to pay .99 shipping which works out to a grand total of .33 per card.
I just got my cards from the last promo- I did two Father’s Day cards and Birthday Card and I can tell you they look awesome! I am so excited to make more cards for a few birthday’s we have coming up. If you buy cards at the store you will pay $2-4 so this is really an awesome deal.

~Just a reminder that the great deal is still available at Expressionery on notecards, address labels, invitations and book plates. They have a ton of stationary items on clearance plus you can take an extra 60% off with promo code: DB2010.

~You can score a 20% off Cold Stone coupon HERE for any purchase through 6/30.

~You can get a free magnet again from Kodak with promo code FREEMAGNET (case sensitive) at checkout. You will have to pay .99 for shipping and the offer is available through June 17th.

~You can click HERE to register for samples and coupons from Proctor and Gamble, if you haven’t done so already. They usually limit the number of samples you can request but they are usually good ones.

~If you requested the Kraft Mayo sample already- it looks like this is a new link HERE to get two more samples.
I have to say I am looking forward to trying these flavors- they sound really good!

~Ya’ll it is raining Huggies coupons again!!
Here are all the coupons you can currently print- these are all manufacturer coupons unless otherwise noted so they can be used anywhere:
$3 off Little Movers coupon (RESET!)
$4/2 Little Movers coupon
$3 off Little Movers coupon
$1.50 Little Swimmers coupon
$3.00 off Snug and Dry
$3.00 off Little Movers
$1.50 Little Swimmers (Target coupon)
$1 off Huggies jeans diapers (CVS coupon)
$2/2 Huggies Wipes tubs
$2/2Huggies Wipes Tub AND refill
$2.50/3 Huggies Wipes
$1.50/2 Huggies Wipes
$1.00 off Huggies wipes 128 ct +
So check them all out and let me know if I missed any!
For those that need Pull Ups you can get a $2/1 from 5/16 SS or HERE

~Starting NEXT WEEK Walgreens has an in ad coupon for $4 off Coppertone. You might want to grab the$2 off Coppertone Coupon and save it for next week. I am assuming the large spray will be priced at $9.99- so $3.99 after both coupons. That is the best price so far on the large sunscreen sprays.

~There is a new Blockbuster Express code that should get you a free rental through 6/30:
GL14A You can use this code once per credit/debit card and head over HERE to find a location near you.

~Ritz Pix is offering a new promo code to get a photo DVD for free with just $1.99 shipping and handling. You can select pictures and set them to music and they play like a slideshow. The timing is perfect because you can put these together as a Father’s Day gift (or make one for Grandpa!) or if you have any weddings or graduations coming up this would be perfect. Anyway, you can head over HERE to create your DVD and use promo code WINNER at checkout. You also get 25 free prints from Ritz Pix for new account registration!

~There are three new codes for Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards:
BFQFBHGCPKGDPGB: 5 points (this one also qualifies you to win a new minivan)
Bfqcwhrkqmlkpgb: 5 points (this one was for a different sweepstakes entry as well)

~Vocalpoint is offering a free sample of Crystal Light Pure Fitness. Usually Vocalpoint is generous with samples and coupons so I would request this one while you can! You need to be a member to request this offer- if you haven’t registered yet you can do so right HERE.

~If you haven’t registered for the new Wellness card from Rite Aid you can do it right HERE. It only takes a minute and you will receive discounted pricing as well as coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. IF YOU SHOP AT RITE AID….THIS IS A MUST HAVE!!!!

~There is a new Littlest Pet Shop Buy One Get One Free coupon. I am really hoping for a BOGO sale at Toys R Us which would make these free! They are pretty reasonable at Target- I want to say $5 or so. If you have any birthday parties coming up these would be a great inexpensive gift.

~See Here has a promotion with 50% off photo mugs using promo code: mug2010. That should bring the price down to $6.50 and shipping is free!
Click HERE to make your mug- would be a nice Father’s Day gift!

~A lot of you might remember these free samples from last year from Glidden and they will be back on June 1st.
Last year they gave away an entire quart of paint for free in the color of your choice and it looks like the samples might be smaller this year- but they do cover 3 square feet of space.
If you have any painting projects you might starting thinking of which colors you are interested in. Starting June 1st you can head over HERE and request 2 free samples. You can also request 2 free samples for a friend.

~There is a free sample available of Ritz Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Crackerfuls on Facebook. Just head over HERE and click on the green box in the bottom right.

~There is a new program starting on Memorial Day and running through Labor Day, which will offer free admission to over 600 museums nationwide for members of the military and their families. This program is available to active duty, active duty reservists and National Guard as well as their spouses and children. All 50 states are participating as well as at least 30 children’s museums. There is no limit to the number of times you can take advantage of this program. Get all the information right HERE.

~You can get 40 free prints right now from York Photo for free with a new account registration. The shipping is a very reasonable $2.95 so about .07 per print which is a good price. Click HERE to register.

~When I was at Target yesterday I noticed they have Coppertone Sport Sticks for $3.99. The SPF 30 was priced at $3.99 and the SPF 55 was priced at $4.99. I actually saw the SPF 30 in a separate display near the razors.
That is not a bad price at all for sunscreen- you can grab the $2/1 Coppertone coupon and pay just $1.99. I am sure other stores have similar pricing so you might check your local grocery store as well.

~There is a new coupon for $1.50 off 1 Minute Maid OJ- this is for the large size 89-128 oz jugs. This is still a really high value coupon and you don’t see them very often.
Restaurant.com has gift certificates marked down from $25 to $2 right now with promo code FLAG. You can take a look at the participating restaurants in your area right HERE.
Be sure to read the fine print on any restaurants you select- some have limited hours and days you can use the certificates.

~There are two great deals for Wow Wow Wubbzy DVDs this week.
Toys R Us has select DVDs for $14.99 this week with a $5 gift card back. You can use the $2 off coupon and pay $7.99 after gift card. You can also head over to Target where they have several titles for $9.99- use the $2 off coupon and pay $7.99!

~Staples has Peachtree software free after rebate again this week.
It is $165 with free shipping- you can then submit the rebate HERE and get $165 back.

~Advance Auto has a promotion right now- Spend $100 and Get a $50 gift certificate for your next purchase.
The promotion is good through 5/28 and is available online only. This is not valid on gift certificates and the $50 credit is valid 6/1-6/30 only.
Seems like a great deal if you are looking for tools and such for Father’s Day! Click HERE to have a look and to get more details about the promotion.

~You can like PopChips on Facebook and get a coupon for a free bag from any Jamba Juice location.

~Someone sent me this new $10 off Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaner coupon.
These are priced at $12.99 at Target so just $2.99 after coupon!
Don’t miss the BOGO coupon HERE as well that works out to a GREAT deal on more cleaning supplies.

~Wow! This is a great coupon to make your own awesome deal at World Market this weekend. Get $5 off any $15 purchase.

~Spin for a Chance to win coupons for Kraft Mac & Cheese products! The coupons are for:
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese DinnerKraft Easy MacKraft Homestyle Deluxe
I didn’t get enough points to win any coupons on my first try but you can keep refreshing and play again.

~Free Sample of Pantene Hair Solutions

~10 Song Download from Starbucks and Itunes

~Starting today, Tropicana Juicy Rewards has a one day only deal offering a coupon for FREE Orange Juice. It takes 5 points to get the reward. There is also only 50,000 available coupons with a limit of one per account.
If you haven’t started using Tropicana Rewards yet, you register for free and then enter codes that are under orange juice carton caps. Each code gives you 3 points.
I’m pretty sure you can still enter code FBOOK - TROPI to get an extra point. Also take the survey right after you register for another point.

~Sample of Nexcare Give Bandages (To help promote donating blood)

~Click HERE for some great new Target coupons. Lots of new Huggies Coupons.

~Hurry on over HERE and see if you qualify for a 2 year subscription to Shape Magazine. No credit card required!!!!! This will not be available long so HURRY!!!

~Click HERE to print a coupon for $10 off your next purchase of $25 or more at Office Depot. Expires 6/19/10. Valid in store only!

~This summer kids can bowl 1 game for FREE everyday with the FREE Brunswick Student Bowling Pass. Click HERE to get yours now.

~Papa John's is now offering a great new rewards program. You will get 1 point for every $5 you spend. Get 25 points and you get a FREE pizza! Click HERE to sign up!

~Click HERE and snag yourself some FREE earplugs from Hearos. You can choose between 3 different varieties. Allow 4-7 days to arrive.

~The Children's Place is having a great sale. Right now you can score an extra 25% off select items + use code: E4A5A and get an additional 15% off too!!! Shipping is a flat $5.

~Click HERE for a 40% off coupon to Michael's.

~WOW, Amazon has the RUBBER FEEL Red Snap-On Cover Hard Case Phone Protector for Apple iPhone 3G for just 33¢ + $2.95 shipping!!! Love the RED and for that price it is a STEAL. ClickHERE to get yours now!!! Hurry, these are bound to sell out fast.

~Benevia is offering a free sample pack which includes:
1 Bottle of BeneVia Heart Health
1 Bottle of BeneVia Strength & Energy
1 Book: The Science of Staying Young (by John Morley)
High value Coupons
I’m guessing this offer won’t last long, so be sure to sign up quickly if you’re interested.

~If you live in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Northern California or Montana, you can take a quick survey and you’ll receive a coupon by mail for a free loaf of Silver Hills Sprouted Bread.

~Juice It Up is offering a coupon for Buy One Smoothie, Get One Free. Just click on the “Like” button on the Juice It Up Facebook Page and then click on the “Offers” tab to get your coupon. Find Juice It Up locations here.

~Sign up for the Scotch email newsletter and you’ll receive an email within 48 hours with some great coupons in it for Scotch products:

~Get a free bottle of organic ketchup from Earth Fare with any $5 purchase. Coupon expires June 1, 2010.

~Have you signed up for P&G Everyday Solutions yet? If not, you’ll want to do so today because they are offering some great samples and coupons right now — including free Pampers, Pantene, Head & Shoulders and Bounty samples.
After you sign up, just log in to your account and click on “Samples and Coupons” to choose which samples you’d like to order. You can order new samples and coupons every quarter.

~Halo holistic pet food is now offering a great new freebie! Sign up for their newsletter and receive a coupon via email for a FREE bag of Halo Healthsome Dog or Cat Treats. Enter your email on the right-hand side and click submit. If you have already signed up with them before, simply sign up with a new email address to receive the coupon. Or if you have friends who don’t have pets, they can sign-up and give you the coupon to use.
Get your coupon for a FREE bag of Halo Healthsome Treats

~Click on the “Like” button on the Quick Chek Facebook Page and then you’ll be able to print a coupon for a free 3.6 oz. cup of Haagen-Dazs ice cream at any Quick Chek location (under the “Fan Exclusives” tab).
This offer expires May 31, 2010.

~Sign up to be a DMC Mentor and you’ll receive a free DMC Cross-Stitch Mentor Kit.

~I mentioned this freebie a few months ago, but it’s still available. Send a well-wish to a friend and they’ll be able to get two free Yogi Tea samples.

~Click on the “Like” button on the Pilot Travel Centers Facebook Page and then click on the “Coupons” tab and you’ll be able to print a coupon for a free 20-oz. coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate or hot tea. This coupon expires July 31, 2010.

~Spring Hill Nurseries is once again offering $20 off a purchase of $20 or more. Just use coupon code 414217 at checkout to get the discount. This coupon works on liquidation items, as well as regularly-priced items.
Shipping is not included in the discount and starts at $7.95. However, you should still be able to get a pretty good deal with the $20 off coupon code.

~Through June 6, 2010, you can take this coupon into any Holiday Stationstore location to get a free 20-oz. coffee or cappuccino.

~Take a survey about your sweetener preferences and you’ll get a coupon for a free box of Ideal No-Calorie Sweetener. The survey is a little on the long side, but it might be worth it to you.

~The first 5,000 people who sign up will receive a free 3M Anti-Slip Floor Runner.

~If you purchased Tyson-branded chicken products labeled “Raised Without Antibiotics” or “Raised Without Antibiotics That Impact Antibiotic Resistance in Humans” between June 19, 2007 and April 30, 2009, you may be able to file a claim for cash or a coupon.
You can print a form and mail in up to $50 worth of receipts here.

~Through May 28, 2010, you can get a free $100 cash bonus from Chase Bank when you open up a checking account with them.
Just print out your coupon here and take it to your local Chase Bank when you open your account. Within 60 days of opening your account, you must either set up direct deposit or make five debit card purchases to receive your $100 cash bonus.
Sounds like a pretty simple way to make $100 to me!

~Create an account with Natural Persimmon Tea and then you can request a free sample.

~You can send 3 free Hourglass Cosmetic samples to a friend. Choose from: Veil Mineral Primer, Solar Tan Tanning Primer, Veil Fluid Makeup or Illusion Tinted Moisturizer.

~Get a one-year subscription to Everyday with Rachael Ray for only $2.99 when you order through Tanga and use coupon code EVERYDAY at checkout. Note: The price sometimes fluctuates by $1 or so on Tanga.

~If you have a Kroger Plus Card, you can sign up for a free sample of Orville Redenbacher’s Cheddar Cheese Popcorn.

~You can download 16 free craft ebooks from Interweave right now. Check out Lori’s post for more details and all the great titles they have available.
Find more free ebooks you can download here.

~I found a great deal at Payless Shoesource where you can buy one pair of shoes and get a second pair for half off, plus get an additional 20% off and free shipping to a local Payless store.
::Head to the Payless website and choose two pair of shoes.
::Go to checkout and you should get the second pair for half off. Input coupon code 33621 to get an additional 20% off your purchase.
::Choose to pick up the shoes at your local store and shipping will be free.
They have a number of sandals in the SALE section of their website priced from $5.99 to $12.99 — which would make for a very great deal after the discounts above!

~Text FREEFOOD to 27297 and you’ll receive a coupon for a free sandwich from Arby’s with any purchase. Standard text rates apply.

~There’s a brand-new coupon available for $1/1 any KC Masterpiece, Hidden Valley Ranch or Glad Food Storage (IE) (FF Link). The KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce is often on sale for $1.50 or less at many stores around this time of year. Sometimes, I’ve even seen it as low as $0.99. Whatever, the case, you should be able to get a great deal on it with this coupon.

~REI stores have a Passport to Adventure Program which allows children ages 5-12 to earn a free prize when they document their hikes, bike rides and more over the summer.
This is a great incentive for your children to get out and get fresh air and exercise. Plus, reader Lesley, who emailed in about this deal, said that their family participated in this last year and the prize with a cool multipurpose tool with a compass.

~Stein Mart just released several great coupons for this weekend HERE.

~You can snag a FREE breakfast at IKEA 5/29-5/31! Click HERE for more info.

~Click HERE for a coupon for $10/1 Alice in Wonderland Blu-Ray Combo pack. Alice in Wonderland will be released on June 1st so print this coupon now if you plan on purchasing it.

~Starting today, 5/28- 5/29, you can get an additional 50% off all clearance items at Old Navy!!! Click HERE for more info. PLUS, there is also a $5 off your next $25 purchase coupon HERE found on the second page of the ad. Happy shopping everyone!!!

~Through June 30, 2010, Huggies is giving away free diapers for a year to one person each day who logs into their Huggies Enjoy the Rides Rewards account. That’s all you have to do, just log in each day and you’re entered.
I hope some of you are the winners! Me too!!

~The Old Navy item of the week is women’s v-neck dresses for $10 from $19.50. This sale is available in stores from 5/28-6/3. There is the $5/25 coupon plus the awesome sale that you don’t want to miss starting tomorrow!

~You can request a new sample of Olay Total Effects body wash HERE.
Best Deal Magazines has ESPN magazine available for 1 year for $4.69.
You can get a better deal by entering promo code: WKLYSPEC- that should make your price $3.75 for 1 year! Click HERE to order- if you don’t see the magazine on the home page just refresh until it appears.

~There is a free sample of Nivea Happy Sensation lotion available HERE. This is the weekly Happy Hour promotion from Nivea and we are finally seeing a sample!
Don’t forget you can still get the Nivea lip balm coupons right over HERE.

~The Children’s Place is having a huge $5 Sale for Memorial Day Weekend. They have dozens of tops, shorts, skirts and more all for just $5 each.

~Request a free TENA sample.

~Here’s a hot coupon for $1.50/1 Wholly Guacamole. It’s hosted on the manufacturer’s site, so it can be legitimately printed multiple times. Paired with a sale, this should make for a very sweet deal on Wholly Guacamole products!

~If you plan to hit the clearance event at Old Navy tomorrow- be sure to check for the Buy One Get One Free graphic t’s.
They are BOGO through Monday Only!

~On May 29 (5/29), which has been designated as National College Savings Day, SONIC® will
provide free vanilla cones to pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students throughout Tennessee. In addition to providing a treat for the students, the promotion is intended to remind parents, relatives and friends how important it is to begin saving for children’s college education while they are young. The free vanilla cone coupon can be downloaded from the Path2College web site throughout the month of May, but is only redeemable on May 29 at participating SONIC Drive-Ins in Tennessee. The coupon can be found here.
What are your plans for this looong weekend??? Keith has to work for a bit tomorrow and then we may go to the Yellow River Game Ranch. If you have never been....you are missing out. It is the coolest place to get hands on with animals of all kinds! Check it out here!
Whatever you do...have fun and be safe!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

On a roll.....

Warning: Mommy Brag Post Ahead!
Drew made the Honor Roll again this year. He has made it every year! 3rd grade was tough for him so we are really proud of the fact that he pulled this off! Way to go, Drew!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

I came across this as I was looking for something else. Don't really know how to explain it except to say.....T.B.L., this one's for you! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sweet Hannah!

Hannah turns 6 years old today! I will never forget the day she was born....hovering around the tv in the hospital room watching to see who was going to be that years American Idol (Fantasia Barrino). I can't believe it has been 6 years and she is already going to 1st grade! She is such a sweet, happy little girl! Happy Birthday, Miss Hannah!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Freebie Friday!

If you happen to pop onto my blog on Thursday night....you will be in total shock pleasantly surprised to see that FF is up EARLY! I have to be at Drew's school all day tomorrow starting with Teacher/5th grade games at 8am, then I am giving his teacher a class baby shower at 12 and finally yearbook signing is at 1:30. They' ll learn a lot tomorrow, huh?

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $25 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~This week Toys R Us has Leapster Games on sale 25% off at $18.74. You can grab the $5 off coupon HERE and pay just $13.74 each. That is a great price for these.

~See Here is offering Buy One Get One Free mini photo books with promo code: minibook-2. The mini books are 24 pages.
These also have free shipping so it works out to $4.99 for both books shipped!
You can click HERE to create your book!

~Yikes it seems like these are coming every week now! Here is a 20% off Coach coupon for the Factory Outlets through Sunday!

~Yeah! There is a great new coupon available for Buy One Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel and Get a Free 2 in 1 Scrub Brush kit.

~There is a great deal available at the Body Shop today. You can get free shipping with code: SHIPFREE at checkout.
They also have a ton of items available with a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale! I saw a bunch of other deals- mini strawberry body butter is half off at $4.
They also have a few things under Final Sale- like eyeliner for $5. Head over HERE to have a look.

~Barnes and Noble is offering selected children’s and adult books at a great price right now- get 3 for $9.99!
It looks like shipping is about $6 unless you spend $25 in which case it is free.
You can try codes: Y8H7P3C for 15% off or Y3V4U3X for 30% off if you have other shopping to do. I don’t think it will work for the 3/$9.99 sale.
This might be a good time to select the summer reading books for the kiddos!

~It looks like you can request a free sample of CamoCare skincare right over HERE.
I am not sure exactly what product they will send- but hopefully this one comes!

~Walmart is having a free ice cream sundae event on May 22nd with Blue Bunny, Breyers, Hershey’s and Reddi Whip. The event is free from 11-4pm. And it looks like you get a sundae for free.
You can click HERE to see a list of stores that are participating by entering your zip code.

~Crocs has free shipping right now plus they have a new 15% off code- CROCSFRIENDS15.
They have several sandals and flip flops that are marked down as well as a lot of different styles in the outlet.
The new spring line from Crocs is also pretty cute- like these Genna shoes.
Head over HERE to have a look.

~Boost Kid Essentials are priced at $5.97 at Walmart stores.
There is a new Buy One Get One Free coupon HERE .

~Borders has the new summer reading program available for kids 12 or under.
If they read ten books total before 8/26- you just need to fill out the form HERE and take it in to a Borders or Waldenbooks store. You can then select a free book from the list of titles at the bottom of the form HERE.
Yeah for these stores encouraging kids to read!

~There is a new $2 off Ovaltine coupon available. There are actually 3 coupons for Ovaltine- 2 of them are for $1/1 and one for $2/1.
I can’t recall seeing an Ovaltine coupon before so grab it while you can!

~Well there is a really deal available right now at Catherines.com. They are offering a $20 off a $25 purchase promo code: 777006560.
(EDITED: I think the shipping might be $7 unless you pick it up in store.)

~They have Buy One Get One 50% off jewelry as well.
There is a coupon available for $3 off Chef’s Requested Bacon Wrapped Steaks. If you have printed it in the past, it may not have reset.
These are priced at or around $3.28 at Walmart- so .28 after coupon!

~There is a great deal on Super Mario Brothers for Wii from Amazon right now.
Here is the deal: The game is $34.99 with free shipping.
Then you get $10 credited to your account within 2 days of the game shipping. This credit can be used for a future video game purchase.
You also get $5 credited to your Amazon account for a MP3 purchase. You should get an email to let you know the credit is available.
So this works out to be a pretty great deal! Click HERE to have a look. You can see more details about the promotion by clicking on special offers directly under the price.

~There is a free iced coffee available from Au Bon Pain on Tuesday May 25th from 2-8pm with no purchase necessary and no coupon needed!
Sadly this is only available in a few markets:
New York, NYBoston, MACambridge, MAPhiladelphia, PAPittsburgh, PAWashington, DCChicago, ILProvidence, RIHartford, CTCleveland, OHColumbus, OHIndianapolis, IN
You can get the scoop from the Facebook page HERE.

~If you missed out last time this is such a good deal- you can head over to Expressionery and have a look at all sorts of custom stationary items. Take an extra 60% off AND get free shipping with promo code: DB2010.
Now this includes clearance merchandise so you can get little note cards for as low as $6.72 shipped! You can customize everything with your name, company name etc..
These either come in a nice box or a plastic sleeve (depending on the quantity you order) so they will make a nice gift as well! I think this would be a perfect inexpensive gift for any weddings you might have this summer!

~You can get a coupon HERE for a free limeade sparkler drink at Taco Bell. This is valid through 7/11 or whenever they have accepted 500,000 total coupons (so I would go sooner rather than later).
It appears no purchase is necessary and it is 1 per person.

~Oh yeah what a great coupon! There is a new Buy One Get One Free Athenos Hummus coupon available!
I see Athenos for as low as $2.50 so you can probably get a great deal!
(Whoops looks like you are supposed to like Athenos to get the coupon- so you can do that HERE.)

~They sent me an email from the Gap Outlet that says the entire store will be 40% off this weekend for adults and 30% off for the kiddos!
The email indicates it is from May 20-23 and the sale is at all US Gap Outlet or Gap Factory stores. You can click HERE to find a store near you.

~Barnes and Noble is offering a Buy One Get One Free Frappuccino drinks through 5/24 with coupon HERE.
This would be a great excuse to meet a friend to catch up! (Or just have them all to yourself- I won’t tell!)

~If you hurry over to Seattle’s Best and register for newsletters you might get something good!
They posted on the Facebook page that the first 10,000 will receive a freebie.
Click HERE to register- you want to look for a green dot and click that a few times until it asks for your email address. You won’t get a confirmation that you are in the first 10,000 so we will just have to wait and see!

~If you head over to Mayfield Ice Cream, you can select a Try Me Free rebate for the full value of the product to be refunded or (4) $1 coupons.
This offer is regional- so be sure to click on the rebate form first, it will ask for your zip code and tell you if the product is available in your area.

~There is an Energizer battery coupon available for $1 off any battery or flashlight. This is a great coupon to print since battery coupons are few and far between.
You can stack this with the $1 off Target.com coupon for any batteries or flashlights to get an even better deal!

~Don’t forget about the Tylenol recall on the MFA Facebook Fan page today that she already got a check in the mail! The list of recalled products is listed HERE and you can request free product coupons or a check right over HERE.
$1/2 Burger King snacks.

~I posted this coupon, but if you missed it the first time you can score a $1 off any Bic product coupon HERE.
Target has the bags of ball point pens for .99- so free after coupon. I also found white out for .39 after coupon and 2pks of Mark It makers for .74 after coupon.

~There is a new coupon for $1/2 TGI Friday’s Snacks. These are priced at .99 at the drugstores all the time and you might find the same deal at your grocery store as well!
I would grab the coupon while you can- the little things can make great fillers at the drugstores!

~There is a free sample of Chex Mix 1.7 oz but I will warn you now this takes a little effort. Here is what you have to do:
1. Head over to Tablespoon Foodfile on Facebook. You need to like them and allow the application.
2. Fill out the quiz which is 16 questions. If it has an error message at any point just close it out and open again from the link above and you should be right back where you left off.
3. Once you finish there is a brown “Chex Mix sample” button at the bottom once you finish the quiz.

~There is a new Yankee Candle coupon available! Buy 2 Yankee Candles and get 1 Free, now through May 27th with this coupon here.

~Jergen’s Natural Glow lotions can be found at Target for $1.99 in the travel section. I am not always a huge fan of buying lots of travel items but I checked this out today and these are actually a really good size.
You can use the $2/1 Jergen’s coupon and get these free! (This specific coupon has no size restrictions).

~You can click HERE for a $5 off Ben Gay coupon- just a quick registration and get a coupon for any Pain Relief + Massage item.

~We should see the annual flip flops for $1 event at Old Navy on May 22nd. This info hasn’t been officially announced yet but they do it every year. It is usually the plain flip flops in a million colors for ladies, men and kids. They are usually priced at 2/$5 in stores. There is a limit of 5 and in my experience they have mountains of them but I would try to get there early regardless.

~This might be worth jotting down on the calendar. On May 25th you can head into an Ulta store and they will be giving away 10,000 Nicole by OPI nail polish nationwide.
You will need to coupon on page 24 of the June/July magazine OR the printable coupon that should be available HERE. You can get all the details about this promotion HERE. I would strongly recommend calling your store in advance to confirm participation!

~Right now at Famous Footwear you can score some amazing deals. Click HERE and go to the "sale" section at the top. Some items are marked down up to 80% off. Use code: USWEEKLY20 to get an extra 20% off with no minimum. Also if you buy 3 pair of shoes you get FREE shipping. They have a ton of great deals for kiddos. AGAIN, think ahead for some great savings. They also have a ton of flip flops and even some sandals for little boys for just $14.99 before the code.

~Regal Cinemas FREE Family Film Festival is every Tuesday and Thursday at 10AM and is completely FREE. Last year kids popcorn and drinks were a $1 each. It isn't listed anywhere that I can find on the net so it may differ per location. More info HERE.

~Click HERE and "like" Sharpie and then you'll be eligible to print a coupon good for $1/2 Sharpie Retractable Highlighters.

~From now until June 27th, when you order a Real Ice Cream Shake at Sonic you get a second one FREE!!! What a sweet treat to start the summer off. No coupon needed. Click HERE for more info and always call before you go to check that your location is participating!!!

~Click HERE for some great new Target coupons. And guess what is back? You can snag a coupon for $5 off any $30 purchase of Circo or Cherokee clothing!!!!! This is a HOT deal!

~Join CoolSavings.com right now and you’ll be entered to win free groceries for five years! Wouldn’t that be amazing?! I hope one of you win!

~Crystal Light just released some new coupons on their Facebook page. Print a $3/3 Crystal Light Drink Mix coupon or a $1/1 Crystal Light Pure Fitness Drink Mix coupon.

~Oasis Audio is offering free audio books to bloggers in exchange for their willingness to write reviews. Find more details here.

~Rite Aid is rolling out a new brand of diapers called “Tugaboos”.
They have trial-sized packages of diapers priced at $0.99 which contain a coupon in them for $1 off your next purchase of Tugaboos diapers. Buy one package and then use the $1/1 coupon to purchase another package and get it free. You can continue to roll this deal using the coupon from the free package to purchase another free package.

~Print a coupon for 25% off your entire purchase at Carter’s. This coupon is valid through May 26, 2010.

~Sign up for the Bisquick email newsletter to receive money-saving coupons and delicious recipes.

~Sign up for a free sample of Pero Natural Beverage.
~~~~~Looking for some FREE activities to fill up all that extra FREE time your kids have over the summer? You’ve come to the right place! Here is your guide to all things fun and free (or really cheap!) for your kids this summer . Have a seat, grab a pencil and your calendar and let the planning begin!
Reading Rewards Programs:
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Club: Kids in grades 1-6 can receive a free book from Barnes & Noble by reading 8 books over the summer. They will need to fill out a Summer Reading Journal and bring the journal to a B&N location when they are finished. They will then receive a coupon for a free book.

Borders Double Dog Dare You Reading program: Kids 12 and under can join the Borders Double Dog Dare You Reading program. They will earn a free book when they read 10 books, fill out this form and bring it in to any Borders, Waldenbooks, or Borders express store by August 26, 2010.

Hebuddy.com Summer Reading Club: HeBuddy.com is offering ‘cool prizes’ to kids who read 10 books this summer. (Younger children can have parents read to them.) After your child is done reading, just fill out the form here and mail it in by October 1, 2010. (It appears that one of the cool prizes is a free t-shirt.)

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Program: Children 14 and under can earn a free $3 gift card to Half Price Books each week they read (or are read to) for 15 minutes at least five days. You can easily find books for less than $3 in their clearance section which will result in a free book per child each week! This program runs from June 1 – July 31, 2010. See more details here.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program: Kids ages 18 years and younger can get $10 added to their new or existing TD Bank Young Savers Account when they read 10 books this summer. Offer valid May 3 – September 30, 2010.

Pottery Barn Kids Book Club: Pottery Barn Kids holds story time every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30. (Check your local store to confirm the time and date). After attending 5 times, your child will receive a free gift.

Free or Cheap Movie Admission:
Regal Free Family Film Festival: Beginning in June, select Regal Theaters will offer free family friendly movies starting at 10 am each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets are only available the day of the show and first-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. Go here to see if there is a participating theater near you.

National Amusements Bookworm Wednesdays: Kids can get free admission to a select children’s film every Wednesday at 10 a.m. when they present a book report at a participating Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas or Cinema de Lux box office. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six also receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Program begins July 7 and ends August 11.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Participating Cinemark theaters are offering $1 family-friendly movies on select weekday mornings throughout the summer. You can opt to purchase an advance pass for all ten movies for just $5 making them only $0.50 each! Find a list of participating locations, dates and times here.
Free Activities:

Kids Bowl Free Program: Kids can bowl free this summer! By participating in the “Kids Bowl Free” program, children can bowl two free games per day. Go here for more details and to find a participating location near you.

Free Bowling at AMF: Your whole family can bowl free by joining the AMF eClub. Receive a coupon for up to 10 free games (one for each member in your party). Coupon expires 30 days from signing up.

Target Arts + Culture: Target sponsors 2200 free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events nationwide at over 120 museums and cultural organizations. Find out if there is anything going on in your area.

Free Admission to National Parks: The National Park Service will offer free admission at more than 100 National Parks on the weekends of June 5-6 and August 14-15. Go here for more information.

Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinics: Workshops are offered on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Home Depot Free Kid’s Workshops: Workshops are designed for children ages 5-12 and are offered on the first Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. and noon at all Home Depot stores.

Apple Summer Camps: Select Apple Retail stores are holding summer camps where kids can make movies, create photo slideshows, write and record songs, put on a show for everyone, and learn how to do new things on a Mac. Apple Camp occurs at selected Apple Retail Stores, and each free workshop lasts three hours. Recommended for kids ages 8-12. More details here.

BoA Free Museums: If you have a Bank of America Credit, Debit or ATM card, you can get free admission to over 100 participating museums, zoos and science centers the first weekend of every month.

~Enter to win $1,000 worth of free dental care plus $50 worth of Quantum Health All Natural Oral Care products and then you’ll be able to request free trial samples of Lip Clear Lysine+ for Cold Sores, Canker Cover for Canker Sores and OraMoist for Dry Mouth. Plus, you’ll receive coupons by email.

~Sign up for the Clif email newsletter and you’ll receive freebies in the mail — like free mini Clif Bar samples!

~Have you signed up for Smile.ly yet? It’s a program similar to BzzAgent which offers you free product samples in exchange for word-of-mouth marketing.
I signed up awhile back and got a free full-sized bottle of vitamins. Then today, I got an offer to get seven bags of Snikiddy snacks — one for me and six to give away. Yum!
Go sign up Smile.ly, if you haven’t already.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

In a few minutes, I am off to Drew's school to attend his field day activities! Another school year almost over! This was Drew on his field day in 1st grade! I can't believe he is almost a 4th grader!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Duck Derby and a Diva!

This weekend we attended our 3rd annual Duck Derby in Cartersville. According to Drew, we can now call it a tradition (he seems to think it's just a family event until the 3rd time. Well, ok!)
Here is everyone waiting, waiting, waiting to see any sign of yellow!
Still waiting!There they are!!!We got there kinda late and then it started to rain so it was short trip but still lots of fun! That evening, Keith took D & A home and I went with Jackie and her gang to Hannah's ballet recital. It was DARLING! Can't wait til my little diva is old enough to take dance lessons! It was a kick off of The Wizard Of Oz!! Just too darn cute!
Here 's the little diva! And boy is she a diva. She was all about me taking her picture...posing and smiling up a storm!
Belinda with her girls!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Freebie Saturday!

Well, I never got around to posting last night (the combination of working this week, Keith leaving the minute I walk in and a VERY, VERY busy 14 month old at the ripe old age of 45 has kicked my you know what this week). This is a very short FF....but still lots of good deals!

*****Today is Mega Swagbucks Day! Go here to sign up!******
Swagbucks has stepped up their program lately and are now giving away even more bucks and many more times a day than before. I think I have accumulated close to $25 in Amazon gift cards just for searching the web…something I do anyway! You are really missing out if you are not searching through Swagbucks!

~On May 25th you can head into an Ulta store and they will be giving away 10,000 Nicole by OPI nail polish nationwide.
You will need to coupon on page 24 of the June/July magazine OR the printable coupon that should be available HERE.
You can get all the details about this promotion HERE. I would strongly recommend calling your store in advance to confirm participation!

~It looks like you can get a free $15 gift certificate to Bebe Bella Designs when you register for the newsletter HERE.
They have small items like balls, hats and bibs starting at $12 and shipping is $5. So if you have a little one coming or any baby showers you might be able to pick up a nice inexpensive gift.
They should send you an email confirmation with your code to use fairly quickly. Be sure to check your spam folder!

~This time around you get 10 pairs of designer men’s sunglasses that retail for $26-48 each. They should be very similar to the ones pictured above. This is a little more expensive than normal but these are probably much nicer as well.
So you pay $29.99 for all 10 pairs and shipping is typically about $5-6. So basically $3.50 per pair! Head over to Graveyard Mall to have a look!
These will not ship until May 26th so keep in mind you have a few weeks to wait! I don’t know if they will come in time for Father’s Day but worth a shot!

~There is a free sample of the new South Beach S’mores bars right over HERE.

~The Old Navy item of the week is men’s v neck t-shirts marked down from $15 to $8 each. You can get these online or in store.
They are also offering 25% off a $100 purchase online with code: ONGET25 through 5/19 online only.

~Babies R Us and Toys R Us have a 20% off coupon that is available for Saturday and Sunday only on any baby gear purchase.

~There is a new promo code for Target.com that should take 15% off anything you order: TGTREACT.
Shipping can be a little expensive at Target.com but there are numerous items that all have free shipping and several categories of products with free shipping when you spend $50. Just look for the bright red free ship under the price.
This is a nice way to save a little extra on those big ticket items!
*This code worked for me when I tested it and I am not sure how long it will last!

~If you missed it the last time around, the free Neti Pot offer is back on Facebook.
This is one per household.

~You can score a $1 off Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunch meat coupon here.
It looks like the Oscar Mayer Bacon coupon is also available- these are $.99 at Target this week after coupon!

~If you live near a Shoe Carnival store, they have a new coupon available that has “surprise savings.” You just print the coupon HERE and take it to your store. They will scan the coupon and you either get $5, $10 or $15 off a purchase of $39.98.
Apparently they have Buy One Get One Free sales running right now which makes this a better deal.

~There is a new game over on the McCormick Recipe Inspirations Facebook page and once you play, the first 6,000 people will get a free seasoning. I believe you can try once per day.

~There is a new Coach coupon available for 20% off at the Factory Stores though May 16th.

~Buy.com has some great sales on DVDs right now.
They have several summer blockbuster DVDs for up to 58% off HERE.
You can also find a bunch of titles in the $5 Bargain Bin HERE.

~From May 12-16 get 30% off at Gymboree online or in stores. You can use the coupon here in stores or use code: REWARDSCOF online.Shipping is a flat $5.
For every $50 spent from now through June 11th- also qualifies you for $25 in Gymbucks.

~I haven’t shopped at Payless in who knows how long so I was really surprised at how cute the shoes are! You can get 20% off through 5/31 with promo code: 33621.
Shipping was $5.95 for me and they have tons of styles for under $20. Really cute shoes for spring and summer! (PS: Looks like you can ship to your local store and avoid shipping charges altogether!)

~Click HERE for some great new Target coupons. And guess what is back? You can snag a coupon for $5 off any $30 purchase of Circo or Cherokee clothing!!!!! This is a HOT deal!
Target's Printable Grocery Coupons

~Apple is offering a FREE camp to kids ages 8-12 at every Apple retail store. Each camp lasts 3 hours and kids get the opportunity to make a movie, create a photo slide show, write and record a song, put on a show for everyone, and more! Wish parents could do this one too, Hee, Hee. Click HERE for more info and to sign up your kiddo today.

~On May 18, at 5:18 local time, participating P.F. Chang's will offer a glass of wine for FREE to all diners to celebrate their new wine, Vineyard 518.

~This is AWESOME!!! A FREE baby gift and I have a special shower coming up for a sweet little munchkin whose coming in September. Click HERE and get a FREE First Hugs Blanket in white, blue or pink. No shipping costs either!!!! Hurry this will probably be pulled quickly!!!!

~This is SUPER HOT!!! I don't think I've ever seen one of these before. Click HERE to get a 60¢/1 coupon on any 2 liter or 12 pack of Dr. Pepper. Make sure you hit that back button and print this one twice!

~Check out this cool site I found today. 2 free games of bowling everyday at select locations all over the United States. Click HERE for more details.

~Click HERE and get a one year subscription to Cooking Light!!!! No credit card needed and you are never billed!!! When asked your industry, you'll have the option of choosing Homemaker if you are a stay at home mom.

~Okay, I don't think I have ever seen one of these before. Click HERE and get a coupon for $5 off ANY haircut at Supercuts. Expires 7/31/10!!! I see this being a STEAL of a deal for alot of mommies with little boys.

~Click HERE for a coupon for a FREE sub when you buy a sub of equal or greater value and a regular fountain drink. And don't forget that Kids eat FREE with each adult meal purchased.
Family Christian Store has a new 20% off coupon available HERE.

~Click HERE and get a coupon for $1.50 off 2 boxes of General Mills Cereal.

~Click HERE and answer a few questions to get a coupon for $2 off Dove Deodorant or body mist. Can make it FREE at Publix this week.

~Click HERE to get a $1 off coupon for ANY Bic Stationery Product! Most stores carry the small pen packs for around $1 so you can snag them for FREE!!! Expires 6/6/10.

~Click HERE and get a FREE Child Safety Tattoo!! I had a friend who lost her child at the beach one year. Can be easy to do especially if you have more than one child and the beach is packed. These would be awesome to have on your child this summer.

~Click HERE to print a coupon for $3/1 Spot Shot Pet Clean Carpet Stain and Oder Eliminator! I've heard it can make it FREE at Target.

~Print a coupon for $10 off any $20 purchase at Smokey Bones. This coupon is good through May 25, 2010.

~Many Target stores have Seventh Generation dish soap for $2.69. Use the $1/1 manufacturer’s coupon here and stack it with the $1/1 Target coupon here to get these for $0.69 each.

~Print a coupon for a free entree when you purchase another entree and a drink at Pick Up Stix. This coupon is good through May 20, 2010.

~Sign up for free samples of Playtex Gentle Glide here. The samples usually come with good coupons in them.

~Go sign up for your two free cans of tuna!

~Request a free Vegetable Garden Guide.

We are off to the Duck Derby! Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Freebie Friday!

I got called in to sub today so today's FF will be a late night edition. Check back later this evening for some awesome deals!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Way Back When-esday!

This weekend we are going to our 3rd annual Duck Derby in Cartersville. It is such a fun day! There are lots of things to do and then at some point in the day...they release something like 40,000 rubber ducks into the river. Beforehand, you can adopt a duck and if your duck is the 1st (or 2nd or 3rd or LAST) duck to go through the net...you could win a prize. Usually, the top prize is a car!This was Drew in 2008...our first year to attend. At the time...we had no idea what kind of surprise we would have to take with us the next year!
Here is that surprise! This was Drew and Addi, last year in 2009.