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Showing posts from April, 2014

NEW Disney Movie Screening - Million Dollar Arm (Tuesday - 4/22/14)

Here's your chance to see this Disney movie BEFORE it comes out in May. This coming Tuesday night - April 22, 2014 - you can see a special screening!
Just click through on the link below and enter this code to claim your tickets. CODE: 728662    LINK:
MILLION DOLLAR ARM is based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea a…

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is always an interesting "job" for me - I have to give hints to my husband for gifts for me . . . and I have to come up with gifts for my mom and my mother-in-law. I love both of them dearly, but they're not the easiest people to buy gifts for. They have everything they need and while they will be happy with anything they're given, it's hard to find things that are unusual, thoughtful, hopefully even meaningful.

But, right now at CertifiKid - if you didn't hear, yet, I took a job here as the National Sales Director! - we have a good selection of Mother's Day gifts that are unique or can be personalized or both.

HOT: FREE Starbucks Coffee at Target

The only thing better than Starbucks is FREE Starbucks! Right now you can get 2 bags of Starbucks coffee FREE at Target. Here’s how: Buy (2) Starbucks Blonde Veranda or Caffe Verona @ $3.49
Use (1) $2 off 2 Starbucks coupon in 4/13 SS
Pay $4.98 and redeem your receipt for $5 Starbucks Gift Card
Final Price: like getting it FREE Offer expires 4/27/14 Thanks, savingdollarsandsense

Top of the Line Clothing and Accessories for up to 95% Off!

No shocker if you're a regular reader that I am a bargain shopper. I work hard to find good deals and when I am successful, there's kind of a buzz that comes from finding that deal and buying something that we need while maintaining the integrity of our budget.

So outlet malls are familiar to me. Although I have to confess that frequently the purported "savings" of outlet malls can be found - or sometimes even better savings - at the regular stores during clearance sales. But I still visit the outlets . . . I still hunt for those amazing deals - and they CAN be found.

This past weekend I was invited out to the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets to participate in their VIP Shopping Special Weekend. (You can sign up for FREE to be a part of their VIP shopping club!) I was given a $100 gift card to see how far I could make it go.

I had some additional help because there is a regular coupon booklet you get for being a VIP - from the customer service desk of the outlet mall - …

What Are You Serving for Easter Dinner?

I don't know how it works at your house, but in our family Easter is a big deal. There is obviously the church service and the celebration of our Savior's resurrection . . . but then comes the meal which for us is an extension of that celebration. Followed by, of course, the Easter Egg hunt which is just plain silly fun for the kids.
We always do ham, potatoes, green bean casserole, some sort of fancy dessert .  . this meal is second probably only to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner in that order.

But I'm curious what other people do - do you have something special you serve or eat on Easter?

Recently, I received a gift card to try out HoneyBaked Ham and review it here on my blog. I visited the store on Preston in Plano. For $75, I was able to buy a ham to feed 12-15, a side and a full cheesecake. They have a ton of options including full meals with sides and ready-to-eat entrees.

I have to say the idea of having HoneyBaked Ham cook the Easter meal so we can send more tim…

JBF Mckinney: Open to the Public, April 4 - 5b #jbfMcKinneydeals

I love consignment sales. There's just something about not wasting items and getting incredible deals and finding new things.

Thursday, April 4 the JBF McKinney sale opens up to the public. There are some incredible deals to be had there.

I found this brand new Rangers tank top for just $6.
Supporting the @Rangers and shopping some great — MelissaStuff (@melstuffblog) April 1, 2014 And the best deal of the day this child-size Schmidt Classical Guitar for my boy who has requested a "real" guitar for his birthday . . . online you can buy it for $100 - $200.

I paid just $15!!
You can shop Thursday, then on Friday the half-price sale is held where you can get even more AMAZING deals. 
I'd love to know what you find . . .