Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NoMoreRack Daily Deals: 8 New Deals Every Single Day of the Week

If you're a frugal shopper like me, then shopping for daily deals is simply a routine way to shop!  No matter what I'm shopping for, I look for sales, daily specials and clearance prices!  I pride myself in rarely paying full price for anything.

NoMoreRack offers eight different daily deals, with a flat shipping rate of just $2 per item.  These great prices items go live each day at 12:00 PM EST.  You can find daily deals on everything from home and beauty to lifestyle and gadgets. 

By shopping at, you can find your favorite name brands and fantastic items for frugal savings up to 90% off.  Making it a great way to purchase items for yourself or as gifts!   

The funnest part is not knowing what the new deals will be and what to purchase next!  

Shopping for Free: Freebie Coupon Shopping - $20 Worth of Groceries - $0 Out of Pocket

Do you like free groceries?  I have several free product coupons in my purse just waiting to used at the grocery store.   I love walking onto the store knowing that I'm going to be walking out with some tasty freebies!  Personally, I think free groceries taste a little bit better than the ones I have to pay for! :)

This is my most recent shopping trip at Fred Meyer:

My Freebie Coupon Shopping Trip:

Chicken Trumpets: $5.98 + Free Coupon = Free
Pepperoni & Garlic Pizza: $8.49 + Free Coupon = Free
Belgian Chocolate Lava Cakes: $5.98 + Free Coupon = Free

  My price out-of-pocket was only $0.  I didn't even have to pay the sales tax!!

TOTAL SAVINGS:  $20.45 - a savings of 100%!

Do you use coupons when you go grocery shopping?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Last Chance to Enter: Tropical Traditions: Organic Honey Giveaway (2/28)

My eight year old daughter recently has a very sore throat in addition to strep throat, I felt so sorry for her. Guess what?! Tropical Traditions organic raw honey helped soothe her throat on more than one occasion. Just a spoonful is all it took to give her some much needed soothing relief!

FRESCHETTA "Rally for Real Pizza" Giveaway - Enter to Win FREE Pizza!

My family loves pizza and that's why Friday night is pizza night at our house!  It's an easy and delicious way to kick off the weekend!

 The makers of FRESCHETTA products are asking their loyal customers and fans to take a stand for FRESCH pizza! Fans will be able to submit a photo to a Rally Mosaic on their Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win FREE pizza. 

Each week, 100 winners will receive 5 FREE FRESCHETTA pizzas.  On March 30, 10 lucky winners will receive a year supply of FREE FRESCHETTA pizza

 FRESCHETTA "Rally for Real Pizza" Contest Details:

Date: February 27, 2012 - March 30, 2012   
What: Rally for Real Pizza   
Where: From the comfort of your own home

What is your favorite pizza topping(s)?

Today is National Pancake Day - Get Free Pancakes at IHOP

My daughter's favorite weekend breakfast is pancakes topped with syrup, chocolate syrup and whip cream!  Today, February 28th is National Pancake Day, and that means you can get a free pancakes at IHOP.  
 From 7 AM - 10 PM, you can stop by any IHOP restaurant and get your free pancakes!  Of course, there is a limit of 1 free short stack of pancakes per guest, dine-in only!
In return for free pancakes, IHOP asks its guests to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dapper Snapper Review & $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Do you have a skinny child?  If your child is as skinny as mine was, finding pants that will actually stay up proves to be a difficult task.  I also know that a regular kids belts isn't the best option, as kids need to be able to get this pants off quickly for potty breaks.

The Dapper Snapper is an adjustable kids belt that will quickly and easily fix all those saggy little toddler pants.  This quick-fix was invented by a mom who has "been there, done that!"

The Dapper Snapper simply slips through the back belt loops on any pair of pants and snaps together to the correct size!   Making it the perfect wardrobe accessory for your skinny toddler or child who is currently in between sizes!

 "Toddler Tech USA is moving into the future by looking to the past and bringing retro designs back for their Big Kids Belts. 

With their big flower power pattern that boasts such colors as vivid rose, muted chartreuse green, light brilliant amber, brilliant orange, and deep brown amber, with bottle opener buckles for their new girls belts are reminiscent of the 1960’s and 1970’s. 

The boys belts will have a more masculine magnet buckle and will feature a robot pattern with the color pallet of orange, red, and blue that was popular in the mid to late 70’s. Both belts are also available in solid colors and are CPSIA compliant. Dapper Snapper Big Kids Belts are perfect for children ages 5-9 years old.

With Dapper Snappers, you can Fix Droopy Drawers in a Snap!"

Tooth Fairy 2 Starrring Larry the Cable Guy - DVD Giveaway

When it comes to the tooth fairy, my kids get very excited!  What child doesn't like to wake up with money under their pillow?  Heck, I'd love to wake up with money under my pillow too - just as long as I wasn't missing any teeth!

 Top 5 Film Fairies 

Inspired by TOOTH FAIRY 2

The comedy with bite is back and funnier than ever; TOOTH FAIRY 2 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The one man comedy phenomenon, Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s Larry the Cable Guy (Cars, Cars 2, and History Channel’s Only in America) sinks his teeth into this outrageous follow-up to the 2010 theatrical hit Tooth Fairy. 

In TOOTH FAIRY 2, Larry becomes part of a long list of awesome fairies on film. This feature will explore our top five favorite fairies, including Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Tinker Bell in Hook.
Enter at the bottom of this feature to win a copy of TOOTH FAIRY 2 on DVD!

Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Stanley Tucci stars as Puck in the 1999 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Tucci’s Puck is a clever and mischievous sprite, who, under the tutelage of King Oberon (played by Rupert Everett), plays tricks on unsuspecting lovers who wander into the forest which he inhabits. His hijinks include making people fall in love with each other, facilitating mud wrestling, and giving an amateur actor the head of an ass.
Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2

Jennifer Saunders voices the evil Fairy Godmother in 2004’s Shrek 2. This atypical fairy godmother is more of a self-involved business woman than the selfless fairy that people imagine, making shady deals, running a heartless factory, and using her magic for personal gain. However, Fairy Godmother’s shining moment may be when she performs a stellar rendition of “Holding Out For a Hero” at the royal ball, before being disintegrated by her own spell. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Follow Us Monday Morning Google Plus Blog Hop - February 27

You wouldn't know that it's almost March at my house.  We had a winter storm pass through Friday night through Saturday afternoon and ended up getting about 10 inches of snow!  It's beginning to look a lot like winter, even though we had robins in our yard last week!

Welcome to another edition of The Follow Us Monday Morning Google Plus Blog Hop.  Google Plus takes social networking to a new level, it's also the newest way to promote your blog.  

The Follow Us Monday Morning Google Plus Blog Hop is co-hosted by JR from Frugality is Free.

Google Plus is the new social network, which is rapidly expanding on the social networking scene, and it is a great way for bloggers to promote their blog posts.  

You can use Google Plus to organize your online contacts into separate groups such as blogging, friends, family, work etc., which means you can choose who you want to share what with. You can upload photos and videos, have video chat meetings and just chat with your friends! Sign up and read more about Google Plus here.

As with all social networks, the more Google Plus friends you have, the more you will get out it, and the more traffic you will get to your blog.

Join Us

Winner Announcement: The Rebound DVD Giveaway

Love may be hiding where you least expect it! Upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, Sandy (Zeta-Jones) and her two kids move from the suburbs to pursue a new life in the big city. There she meets Aram (Bartha), a local coffee shop employee whose wife only married him as a means to getting her green card. The two strike up a friendship which eventually evolves into something more. 

But it isn’t long before they’re faced with the big question - “Is this real or just a rebound?”  

I want to thank everyone who entered my The Rebound DVD Giveaway.   I would also like to thank the giveaway sponsor for providing this great giveaway for my readers. 

Don't forget to stop by and enter my other giveaways!  Check back and enter often, I'll be posting new and exciting giveaways on a regular basis!

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Stop By And Enter My Current Giveaways!


Entering online giveaways is something that I enjoy doing on a regular basis!  It's a fun and frugal way to stock up on gifts year-round!  It's also the perfect way to get things I've been wanting for myself and my family.  Everything from free item coupons, food items, toys and so much more!

Just remember... You can't win if you don't enter!  So, stop by and enter today!

Here is a list of my current giveaways:

What was the last thing you won?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Frugal Outdoor Decor & Privacy Barrier - Garden Trellis

It's hard for my to think of spring gardening when we have gotten 12" of snow within the past 24 hours, but I know warmer weather will be here soon.  Although, with the way it looks outside today, warmer weather can't get here soon enough.

My spring project this year is to spruce up the front of our house with new plants, shrubs, flowers, flower pots and trellises!  Trellises come in a variety of styles and colors and add a beautiful touch to any yard or garden.  They can also double as a privacy barrier.

A beautiful garden trellis would be the perfect addition to our home.  I only have one dilemma, choosing which one I want.  

There are so many beautiful styles to choose from that the decision is proving to be difficult.  A vinyl trellis is a frugal and easy way to change the look and feel of any yard.  They are easy to install and require very little maintenance.

I'd love to have a beautiful trellis with vibrant flowers and green ivy growing all around it.  I think they add a touch of elegance to any home or garden.

Carousel Gumball Machine - Review & Giveaway

Gumballs were a favorite childhood treat of mine and I remember how excited my siblings and I were when we got our very own vintage gumball machine for Christmas one year.  I was recently able to re-live that excitement by watching the look on my children's faces when they received their very first Junior Carousel Gumball Machine with a supply of gumballs! 

 At you'll find a great selection of gumball machines, bulk candy and so much more.  Perfect for your home, office or business!  From mini to jumbo, you're sure to find the perfect bubble gum machine!

Gumball machines are fun, decorative and versatile!  They aren't only for gumballs - my kids love putting jelly beans in theirs too! They also get very excited when the coin compartment is full and they get to count the money inside.  Added bonus: Great learning tool and they have fun!

The Junior Carousel Gumball Machine Features: 

  • Real glass gumball machine globe
  • Cast metal gumball machine base, lid, and coin mechanism
  • Accepts any coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies)
  • Includes instructions for "free spin" to work without coins
  • Works as a gumball bank - retrieve coins when full
  • Anti-spill gumball chute door cover
  • Machine comes fully assembled in a gift box
  • Dispenses small gumballs, candy, or nuts

Friday, February 24, 2012

Winner Announcement: The Phantom of the Opera DVD Giveaway

Broadway’s longest-running production of all time celebrates a triumphant quarter century on stage with The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall – with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound, is now available on DVD!

 I want to thank everyone who entered my The Phantom of the Opera DVD Giveaway.   I would also like to thank the giveaway sponsor for providing this great giveaway for my readers. 

Don't forget to stop by and enter my other giveaways!  Check back and enter often, I'll be posting new and exciting giveaways on a regular basis!

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Crazy Parenting Tricks: What Works for You?

I know that the purpose of the bathroom isn't for it to be used as a hideaway, but it's often the only place that a mom can get a little time of her own.  I don't know how many times I've been in the bathroom and heard that dreaded knocking on the door, followed by... "Mom, what are you doing?  I need you!"

Hosted by comedian, actress and mom Sherri Shepherd, The Clorox Lounge is turning the bathroom into the laughroom with hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting giveaways, money saving coupons and the perfect amount of comic relief.   Their exciting activities will kick-off with the Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, beginning on February 27th, 2012!
Did I tell you that you'll have the chance to win $10,000?  That's right!  Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize.  Imagine what you could do with $10,000! 
As a mother of two children, I pride myself in the gift of being able to "trick" or as I like to say, "encourage" my children to do certain things!  Here are just a few of my favorite parenting tricks:
Make it FUN: My children absolutely LOVE shoveling snow, picking up pinecones in the yard and helping with the laundry.  They don't think of it as doing chores because we make it fun with games and songs!

Make it a race:  You'd be amazed at how quickly toys get picked up when the kids think it's a race!  

Sneak it in:  If they don't know it's there, they aren't going to throw a fit!  Finely shredded vegetables are the perfect ingredient to bread, soups, spaghetti and most meals that you prepare.

Moms are famous for being able to multi-task and adapt to unexpected obstacles that are thrown our way.  It's up to us to stick together and share what we know, and make sure that we raise happy, healthy children!
What are your craziest parenting tactics and tricks?

Make it Personal - Send a Thank You Note!

Too many people forget about the important things in life and saying thank you happens to fall into that category!  Even in this day and age of emails and text messages, I'm a person that is still HUGE on written thank you notes.  

My children are only 8 and 11 years old and already know the importance of sending thank you's for every gift they receive.  
From birthday gifts to Christmas gifts and everything in between, they write a thank you note for every one of them!

A personal letter can make the world of difference and it lets the person know that you truly appreciate their time and effort!  Thank you letters are the perfect way to say thanks and keep in contact with those who are important to you!

Fun Franchise Alternative-Little Jimmy's Italian Ice!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of littlejimmys for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know that the weather is still cold, but warmer weather is quickly approaching and that means cool treats!  Two of my children's favorites are slushies and Italian Ice! Italian Ice is a sweet dessert treat that has been around for centuries.  Little Jimmy's Italian Ice recipe consists of a water-based, fat-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free, and high fructose corn syrup-free gourmet dessert in a variety of delicious, fruity flavors!

Imagine how popular you would be and how much fun it would be to sell Italian Ice all summer long.  Where would you sell?  The possibilities are endless... at the park, school and community events, at the beach, at the fair, in front of the grocery store, on the sidewalk outside of your home and the list goes on and on!  Anywhere there are people is the perfect place!

The great thing about Little Jimmy's Italian Ices is that it's a great business opportunity that fits your schedule!  They are the perfect size for easy transport from one location to another and they require zero electricity!  Which also makes it convenient and "green!"

Imagine being able to have fun, meet new people, put a smile on their face and make money all at the same time.  It's a win-win situation!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lockers for Kids - A Fun Way to Stay Organized!

I remember the first day of junior high and how I was so excited to get a locker of my very own.  As a younger student, I always thought it was so cool that the older kids had lockers!  As I would walk past on my way to lunch or recess, I thought of how I would organize and decorate my kids locker when I got one!

Now it seems that there are lockers for kids everywhere you go, in the Kindergarten classroom, in retail stores, at the gym and even at the local waterpark!  

In fact, each of my children have a foot locker in their bedroom and it's where they keep all of their "special" items that they want to keep safe.

Childrens lockers are the ideal storage and space-saver!  Whether at home or in the classroom, being able to maximize space and keep things organized is essential!  We have a cubby system in our basement/playroom and it's the perfect way to keep my children's toys tidy and organized making them easy to find!

How do you keep your children's toys and other items organized?

Unique Gift Ideas: $50 Experience Days Gift Certificate Giveaway

When I'm shopping for that perfect gift, I want it to be special and unique!  With Father's Day just a couple months away I'm already searching for unique gifts for my husband and my father!  This can prove to be difficult at times because they both have just about everything, especially everything they want.  

I think the perfect gift idea is something that a person doesn't necessarily need, but something that is fun and unexpected!  Something that they would never purchase for themselves, but would really enjoy and remember for years to come!

Some unique gifts for men that sound like the "Xperience" of a lifetime are...

  • Skydiving
  • Schooner Sailing
  • Discovery Flight Lessons
  •  NASCAR Championship Ride
  •  Indy Car Championship Ride
  • Aerobatic Biplane Flight
  • Hot Air Ballooning  

Xperience Days offers hundreds of great unique experience gifts across the US, so no matter where you are in the country or the size of your budget, there will be an experience gift certificate to suit everyone.

"Tooth Fairy 2" Printable Activity Sheet

My kids get very excited when they know the Tooth Fairy is going to visit.  I know that she/he pays much more than when I was a kid! Tooth Fairy 2 comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th and I can't wait to watch it with my family!  I'll be having a Tooth Fairy 2 DVD Giveaway on my blog very soon, but wanted to share this cute printable activity sheet!

 Be on the lookout for my Tooth Fairy 2 DVD Giveaway to go live very soon!

Department Store Deals!

Department store shopping is ideal: You can save time, find everything you need in a single store and shop online to be more efficient using online coupons & cash back.

Enjoy these great offers:
  • Save on your next Kohl’s purchase with a Kohl’s coupon from BeFrugal such as 20% Off any order (with code SMS8788, expires 3/3/2012). You can also earn Cash Back on the same transaction! The rate today (2/22/2012) is 3.2%.
  • Use a Sears coupon to save $5 off a $50+ order (with code SEARS2012, ongoing offer). Plus, earn Cash Back in addition to saving with your coupon! The rate today (2/22/2012) is up to 4%.
  • Shop at Kmart and use a Kmart coupon such as $5 off a $45+ order (online only with code KMARTMUST, ongoing offer). You can also earn Cash Back for more savings on your purchase! The rate today (2/22/2012) is up to 5%. offers free coupons and Cash Back, with an average rate of 5% at 2000+ online stores. For even more savings, sign up for a free account now and get a $10 bonus. Hurry! The $10 bonus offer is only available for a limited time. 

To get the most savings, be sure you sign up for BeFrugal’s free Cash Back and activate your account before you click to use the coupon offers above. This way, you’ll earn Cash Back, save big from using these deals and score your $10 bonus if you just signed up for a new account!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Winner Announcement: $20 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway

In celebration of the winter season, Robb Report presents the Discover Your Winter Cocktail Blog App. Take the Discover Your Winter Cocktail quiz and you can find out which is your favorite simply by answering a few questions!

I want to thank everyone who entered my $20 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway.   I would also like to thank the giveaway sponsor for providing this great giveaway for my readers. 

Don't forget to stop by and enter my other giveaways!  Check back and enter often, I'll be posting new and exciting giveaways on a regular basis!

The lucky giveaway winner is:

Designer Perfume & Cologne at Discount Prices!

Do you love perfume?  Does your man have a favorite cologne?  I know that designer perfumes can be costly, but they don't have to be!  You can purchase them online for a fraction of the cost at most retailers!

 Perfume Center sells name brand perfumes and colognes at affordable, discounted prices. In addition, they carry a great selection of fragrance gift sets, body lotions, shower gels, scented candles and more.

You can use their convenient gift finder to find the perfect gift!  From womens perfume perfect for your mom or men's cologne perfect for your husband!   You can also search by brand with the click of a button!

You don't have to shop at an upscale retail store to get those popular fragrances!

Last Day to Enter: The Rebound DVD Giveaway (2/22)

You never know when love will find you!  Upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, Sandy and her two kids move from the suburbs to pursue a new life in the big city. There she meets Aram, a local coffee shop employee whose wife only married him as a means to getting her green card. The two strike up a friendship which eventually evolves into something more. 

But it isn’t long before they’re faced with the big question - “Is this real or just a rebound?” 

Coupon Cabin Review - Target Coupons & $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Target is my favorite place to shop!  I love their selection, customer service and of course, their clearance sales!  I love that I can go to Target and get everything on my list in one convenient location.  From groceries to clothing and everything in between.

  Target offers stylish home decor, fashionable apparel, well-made furniture, fresh groceries, the latest electronics, toys and much more!  Prices are affordable and I know that I'm getting a great deal no matter what I purchase. 

Did you know that the average CouponCabin shopper takes only 80 seconds on their site and saves $19 by using their coupon codes.  They go through over 2000 coupons codes on a daily basis to guarantee that they work and will save you money each and every time you shop online!

Right now, CouponCabin has an exclusive $5 off $50 purchase Target coupon plus free shipping!   Want to shop somewhere else?  That's easy too... you can easily search for coupons codes by store name, brand or category!

FREE Mother's Day & Father's Day Gift Ideas!

Mother's Day and Father's Day are right around the corner and what parent wouldn't love a personalized photo gift!  I know that I would love a gift that had a picture of my two beautiful children on it and so would my parents!  Making these FREE customized photo gifts from Vistaprint the perfect frugal gift ideas for Mother's Day and Father's Day!

Display your favorite pictures on 6 FREE custom printed products. Great for gifts or to keep for yourself. Cherish photos year round with a free calendar, or warm up in the winter with a hot drink in a personalized mug.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What is Your Prediction?

When was the last time you made a bet or a prediction?  Do you think that people can predict the future?  The score of a football game?  The gender of their baby?  What is something that you have always wanted to know the answer to?

How would you like to make a prediction of your own and share it with your friends?  Whether you'd like to make a prediction about sports, politics, movies, aliens, relationships or anything else your heart desires. allows you to do just that! 

I predict that... I'm going to win FREE tickets to a fun family event within the next week! is a unique website that allows you to create your own predictions on any topic - even those that are completely crazy or out of this world!  It also allows your friends and family to share their thoughts on your prediction as well.  They can comment, agree or disagree.  Will your prediction be correct?

While you might not be able to predict how other people are going to answer, it's always fun to see the results!  Just remember it's all in fun and everyone is entitled to their own opinion!

HOT New Fisher Price Coupons!

If you have a baby, are currently expecting or know someone who is, these money savings coupons are exactly what you need!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Last Day to Enter: $20 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway (2/20)

Everyone has their favorite drink and most of the time they are the tried and true classics. Now you can spice up your classic cocktail with a fun winter twist!  In celebration of the winter season, Robb Report presents the Discover Your Winter Cocktail Blog App.  

Take the Discover Your Winter Cocktail quiz and you can find out which is your favorite simply by answering a few questions!

Zenni Optical: Buy 2 Pairs get the 3rd Pair FREE

For those of us who have to wear eyeglasses being able to have affordable and fashionable eyewear is essential, especially in today's economy.  Anything that can be done to save money that is also safe and effective, is a win-win!

Prescription eyeglasses are not only a necessity but a safety item as well, many people simply can't function without them.  Zenni Optical cuts out the middle man and offers affordable eyeglasses that are durable, comfortable and stylish.  Affordable and fashionable - the perfect combination! 
 Zenni Optical is currently running a great promotion!  Right now, when you buy 2 pairs of prescription eyeglasses you get the 3rd pair absolutely free (of equal or lesser value).  That gives you three different distinct pairs, maybe one for work, play and special occasions!

Zenni Optical carries over 5600 styles of eyeglasses and $6.95 prescription eyeglasses!  Men's, Women's, Children's, Flirty and Sophisticated!  There are a pair perfect of cheap eyeglasses for any style!