Awesome Summer Reading Program & FREE Books for Kids! Half Price Books has a great program called “Feed Your Brain” where kids 14 and under earn a free $3 Half Price Books shopping card when they read 15 minutes a day (or are read to) for an entire week. They can do this each week of the program and earn up to $18 in gift cards. Go here to print the reading log. This program runs 6/1 through 7/31.
If you're not local, you can go here to see if there is a Half Price Books near you.
Kids Bowl Free is offering 2 free games of bowling every day this summer to children 12 and under. You just register and then you are emailed coupons for free bowling every week. (For locals, there is a participating center in Plano. To see if there is one near you, go here.)
For $24.95 you can also buy a family pass that allows up to four adults to bowl 2 games a day, too.
If you own your own bowling shoes, this could mean free or very inexpensive family fun — all summer long!
I love it when I can find a store that carries not just one thing I like, or a couple of things that are interesting . . . but ALL of their stuff makes me want to take it home with me. Crib Creation is the latest store to do just that. Owner of Crib Creation - Melanie - says she loves all things "baby" and hopes to carry a little bit of everything in her store.
We had the privilege of reviewing one of her bibs and one of her burp cloths. Since Weston is just now a couple of weeks old, we have had plenty of opportunity to use both. Although we are primarily breastfeeding, we supplement with bottles when I am utterly exhausted or just don't seem to have enough milk to satisfy Weston. I hate that so many of our bibs are stained beyond redemption. But with this adorable bib, you don't have to worry about that. Even when he moves on to baby food and has issues with carrots and peas, it will be very hard to tell on this dark fabric.
Groupon offered a similar deal not too long ago, but if you didn't get in on it, this one may be for you. For $149, you get six face, underarm, or bikini-area laser hair-removal treatments or three leg, forearm, chest, or back treatments (up to a $2,394 value) at Renew Beauty Med Spa and Salon in NorthPark Center.
Just click here to purchase your coupon today and you'll be on your way to an easier summer without all the shaving, cuts and bumps!
If you're not local to the DFW area, go here to see if you have a Groupon for your area.
I read a blog called (In)courage that is written by a group of lovely Christian women who have totally challenged my life. I wanted to share this blog that was posted yesterday . . . or maybe today, I lose track. But it is a great commentary on the "stuff" in our lives.
I love springtime for so many reasons, but one of my favorites is that somehow, the cool breeze and warm sunshine motivate me to thrust open the curtains and get cleaning.
I write about this in my e-book, Spring Cleaning for Normal People, and in it, I share a three-step process to use in ten areas of your home over the span of two weeks. The idea is to work just a little bit each day for a few weeks, so that you don't burn out or get overwhelmed before finishing.
This process deals with the physical clutter. It gives you practical ideas for dealing with the stuff.
But spring cleaning is merely a band-aid unless you frequently take some time to evaluate your inner life and hea…
Buy 2 CVS sunscreens (2-oz.) - $1.99 each (some stores have them priced at $2.49)
Use $1/1 CVS skincare coupon (These are printing at the bottom of some customer’s receipts and sometimes when you scan your card at the price scanner.) Total: $1.02 Money Maker (Spend $2.98 plus tax out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs)
Crest3-D White Vivid Toothpaste or Oral B 3D White Advantage Toothbrush — $2.99
ECB:$1 wyb 1 (limit 2)
Buy 2 3D White Toothbrushes
Use B1G1 (3/7 P&G) AND $2/1 (4/4 PYT) Total: $1.01 money maker! (Pay $.99 and get $2 ECB)
Have you ever tried Bath Junkie? I LOVE it! It's one of those unique things that you can do just the way you want it . . . and it would make a great Mother's Day gift.
At Bath Junkie you choose the kind of item you want to create - anything from candles to lotion to detergent and fabric softener - then you choose the scent you want. They have a huge assortment of essential oils and you can even combine them to create a unique scent all your own. You choose the color and they mix it and pour it into the bottle while you wait.
Best of all, today, you can get $50 worth of product from Bath Junkie for just $20 by using this Groupon.
(If you're not local, check here and click on "See More Cities" to find your local Groupon.)
This set of 24 pieces of Rubbermaid Storage (including easy find lids) is marked down to $9.54 at Walmart right now. That's the lowest I've ever seen it. Ship it to the store and pick it up for FREE or pay $.97 to ship it to you directly.
Contains 2 each of 6 different size clear containers with red lids.
Just to compare, this same set is $18.13 on Amazon.
Baby Roots Boutique is a new Etsy store that has great, quality made items for the special baby in your life. Because the store is new, items are still being added, but we were able to review their custom Swaddle Tight Blanket.
As many of you know my youngest son Weston was born just over a week ago. He is a GREAT baby, but as with every baby we are still trying to figure out what works with him and what doesn't. For example, he sleeps great during the day but seems to be restless at night unless he is right up next to Mommy. We have been using a standard swaddling wrap but realize that we will quickly run out room for his ever growing legs.
That's where the Swaddle Tight Blanket has (and even more as he gets bigger, will) come in. These blankets are made from a slightly stretchy cotton fabric and are double sided. The material is almost 3 ft. long and a little over 4 ft. wide. It has washed well and we are able to wrap Weston up in whatever way we want due to the extra fabric…
Mrs Baird's Split Top Wheat Bread
Kroger Peanut Butter
Angel Soft Bath Tissue
Hormel Little Sizzlers
Kroger Ice Cream Sandwiches
Simply Orange Singles
Armour Lunch Makers
Pop Corn Chicken (5 oz in Deli)
Bar S Hot Dogs, Bologna, or Salami
Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns Kroger Brand
Frito Lay Stax
Kroger Salad Dressings
Propel Fitness Water
Kroger Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream or Dip
TransOcean Jaiba Imitation Crab
Promised Land Singles
Kroger Fruit Snacks
Hunts Snack Pack Pudding
Athenos Hummus (7oz)
Dial Liquid Hand Soup
Wrigley's Slim Pack Gum
Vo5 Shampoo or Conditioner
Mennen or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant
Carefree to Go
Everyday Living Multipurpose Vinyl/Latex Gloves
Kroger Stay Awake
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables
$.60/3 or $.40/1 (3/28 SS)
$.50/2 printable here or here
$.50/2 printable here, here or here Total: FREE
This summer you can attend 10 movies for $5 if you purchase the tickets ahead of time or $1 each at the door. An example of the movies showing in one theater is shown above, but you will want to check here to see if there is a theater near you and what movies they will be showing. (All showings are rated G or PG.)
I have mentioned Btrendie before, but I wanted to make sure that you realized what a good deal it is.
You join by accepting my special invitation, then you have access to great products at reduced prices. The sales open each day at 11 a.m. CST and go until the items are sold out. Shipping is a flat rate of $6.99 unless stated differently for larger items.
This means you can frequently get really cute items for just a few dollars shipped after you use the $10 automatic credit you get for joining.
On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:57 p.m. Weston Garrett was born. He weighed 8 lbs, 5 oz. and was just a bit more than 19 inches long.
Unfortunately, he had some fluid retained in his lungs and was whisked of to NICU shortly after birth. After trying blow by oxygen, then an oxygen tent, and finally a C-Pap to get his breathing to where it should be.
After just about two days in the NICU, Weston's lungs were clear enough for him to be released to the regular nursery. We stayed in the hospital until this morning and now we are home trying to settle into a schedule that works for all of us.
The one thing I have quickly settled back into is how much I enjoy little babies. I could eat Weston up . . . at the very least kiss his face off. He eats well and sleeps well - and makes lots of little noises. Hopefully the next few days will help us all settle in and get into a pattern that will work for all of us. I am hoping to find some time here and there to post some deals here on the blog. …
On top of that, there are some great deals in their clearance section if you believe in stocking up off season like I do - Christmas wrapping, Easter toppers, etc. Combined with the coupon, you could come out really well on this.
April 15th is here, and companies want to share some Tax Day freebies:
Scotty P.'s is giving away FREE hamburgers with this coupon.
Cinnabon is giving away 2 FREE cupcake bites on April 15th (tax deadline day) from 6-8pm. Click HERE for more details. Click here to find a location near you.
MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery has just announced an “E-cone-omic” Relief Package for its customers on Tax Day, April 15, 2010. Participating U.S. treateries will give away free slices of its new, one-of-a-kind MaggieMia’s™ Ice Cream Pizza from 3 to 7pm. Click here to find a location near you!
Visit a P.F. Changs on Tax Day and save 15% on your entire bill! No coupon, no nothin'! Just enjoy! Click here for more details!
Become a FAN of Mr. Jim's Pizza and on April 15th you can pick up a FREE small 1 topping pizza! Click here to become a fan!
Take a last minute tax break with this great new printable coupon from Boston Market. It is for a buy one individual plate and get one free. Val…
One Stop Plus has an awesome coupon code out - use code RDFAN at checkout to get $20 off any order $20 or more!
Note the exclusions: May be used one time only per customer. Applies to merchandise only, not including shipping and handling or taxes. May not be used for home & kitchen items, handbags, Skechers Shape Ups, costumes and costume accessories. Ends at midnight (EDT) Thursday 4/15/10!
I love Children’s Place and right now they are having some awesome deals!!
You can snag socks and headbands for just $.89, girls dresses for ONLY $1.99, boys graphic tees for just $2.49, adorable shoes for $7.79. Go here to check out all the bargains!
Plus, at checkout, you can use coupon code C4A4A to take an additional 15% off these already reduced prices.
Shipping is a flat rate of $5 no matter how much you order and if you order something that isn't in the store, you can call them and usually get a code for free shipping. If not, going together with a friend or a family member is a great way to save on the shipping costs.
I used my first Groupon today. Awhile back, I told Joey I wanted my house to be cleaned before the baby came. We didn't do that before my oldest, and some "helpful" family members pointed out how well my house hid the dirt during the first few weeks after his birth. So when my second son was born, I made sure that we hired someone just before I went to the hospital to do the deeper cleaning I can't do very well when I'm pregnant. We paid around $100-$125 for the service, but they did a great job and I was pleased.
With this baby, our budget is not the same as it was previously and I wasn't sure we would find the funds to hire cleaners . . . but my house needed it even more than it did the first two times I gave birth. A coupon came out on Groupon for a house cleaning for $45. I thought that was the perfect solution and called Joey to make sure the funds were available. And he shut me down, saying we didn't have the $45 right then and if I would wait maybe…