Monday, November 30, 2009

Amazon Toys Shoppers Keep An Eye Out For This Refund

Santa and I are about done shopping for the kids, all the "big" stuff at least. About half of it "we" purchased at Amazon.Com. Which was a GREAT experience by the way. I got free shipping on everything, and it all arrived the next day! I'm still waiting on all the Toys R Us stuff...! Anyway, yesterday I get even more good news from Amazon via e-mail.

"Thanks to the recent purchase(s) you made in the Toys Store at, you are eligible to receive a 1-year subscription to Parenting School Years or Parenting Early Years (a $9.97 value) included with your purchase."

Be sure to read the fine print, if you choose not to take the magazine, you can mail in this form with proof of your Amazon Toy purchase (confirmation e-mail) and you will receive a $9.97 refund. Yay, for fine print!

I have no idea what triggered the refund, but I ordered a FurReal LuLu Kitty (it's $25 more expensive now....Santa is so smart to shop early), Imaginext Dragon Fortress and a Bumblebee Plasma Cannon.

Be sure to share holiday deals, coupons, rebates, etc. you find by leaving a comment. Thank you!

Super Cheap Firewood Near Wylie, Parker, Allen & Murphy Texas

Hey there local readers, anyone live close to Southfork Ranch and need firewood?

Condren Tree Service has a GREAT deal on firewood. It's $40 (plus tax) a pick-up load. You have to stack/load it yourself, so bring gloves. And, you can only fill up the bed, level to "the top". So, you might need to load neatly.....but it's only $40! Sure beats those $20/stack stands that are popping up all over town. We guess it's about a 1/2 cord of wood with a pick up full. You can still load up your SUV or car trunk if that's all you have.

Condren Tree Service is located on Parker Road in Allen (technically) and is about 1/2 mile west of Southfork Ranch, on the north side of the road. I like to think that's it's "eco-friendly" too. Since it's a tree service and all, they are selling the wood from trees they've trimmed or removed.

This was an edited repost from last year, but Condren's is selling firewood again! Yippee!! We picked up a load last week and have been enjoying fires ever since.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

$5 Magazine Subscriptions At Amazon Make A Great Gift

Magazines are a great gift idea for a few reasons. First off, they are "shipped" for you. Second, it's the gift that keeps on giving, month after month. Lastly, a $5 subscription is quite the steal and I love frugal gifts that don't look frugal to the recipient. I guess my opinion is also based on the fact that I also love getting magazines in the mail! :)

Amazon currently has magazines subscriptions on sale for the holidays. Here's a few of my favorites that are priced at only $5:

Happy Shopping!!

KCS Holiday Express Will Stop In Wylie, Texas Tomorrow

I'm sooo excited about this!! The KCS (Kansas City Southern Lines) Holiday Express train will be making a stop in Wylie, Texas tomorrow, Sunday November 29th.

The the six-car Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car “Rudy”, a flat car carrying Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village, a ginger bread box car, the elves’ workshop, the reindeer’s stable, and a little red caboose. Access to the Holiday Express train is FREE and open to the public.

The Holiday Express will be stopping in Wylie at the Oak Street Crossing, between Birmingham Ave & Cotton Belt Ave from 4pm - 8pm. You can visit with Santa Claus & his Elves and walk through the train (I can't wait for my kiddos to see the caboose) and there will be bounce houses and food!

For more info, visit the Holiday Express site or the City of Wylie homepage.

Save $1 With A Blockbuster Express Promo Code

One night free DVD rental at a Blockbuster Express kiosk with promo code GT11A. Expires January 31, 2010. Be sure to have your movie back by 9pm the next day, or you'll pay a $1 (plus tax) per day fee.

Find a Blockbuster kiosk near you here. Here in Wylie, it's inside the Brookshires. Not the ideal location, but still worth it for a free rental. :)

Having A Fun (And Frugal) Thanksgiving Weekend

I've been having a great Thanksgiving week. I guess it all started Monday night when I gave in and bought Twilight . The first novel in the way too popular Stephanie Meyer series. I say "gave in" because, well lets face it, I'm in my 30's so I've already done the whole vampire thing back in the 90's with Anne Rice. Plus, Stephanie Meyer's books have way too many screaming tween and teen fans (mostly due to the movies, I'm sure). Anyway, I couldn't put Twilight down once I stared reading it in the store. I loved it! Which is saying a lot. I love to read but I am very picky at the same time.

I finished reading Wednesday afternoon while cooking our Thanksgiving dinner. My husband worked on Thanksgiving Day, so we planned ahead for dinner on Wednesday. By the way, I used the Slow Cooker Turkey Recipe (2 ingredients plus 8 hours) and it came out awesome! We had just a few sides and a pecan pie, since it was just the 4 of us. It was so relaxing to hang out together without any stress to clean or have dinner ready at a certain time.

On Thanksgiving Day we lounged around in our pajamas (well 3 of us did, hubby was off to work), watched the Macy's parade and ate leftovers. I'll have to say the best compliment I've ever received on my cooking is when my son asked for turkey and sweet potatoes for breakfast! Anyway, then we headed out to my in-laws. The kids got to play with all their cousins. It was lots of fun and the weather was so beautiful. Then, we drove by my parents and visited them for a bit. We are so thankful to have so much of our family, living so close. :)

Friday...well, I'm not a Black Friday shopper. At all. The whole getting up really early and fighting large crowds to save a few bucks does not appeal to me. I'm more of a sleep in and shop on the Internet at my leisure type. I'm already done shopping for my kids via the internet, free shipping on everything (Santa and I shopped Toys R Us and Amazon). So yesterday, since I was afraid to go out with the crowds just for a new book (New Moon...second in the Twilight series). I stayed home again and blogged. It was so nice to devote a few hours to it, I had lots of fun. And, I opened a new checking account that will pay me a $121 bonus! More on that at the end of this post.

Today, I had to get out and get the next book. First I dropped of eBay stuff at the Post Office (yay!). Then, I picked up my free 8x10 Walgreens collage (expired offer-saved $3.99) and got a free Redbox (promo code: DVDONME, I used a new debit card- saved $1). Finally I got to Target and got the book. Last, I planned a trip to Chick-Fil-A. I saved $2.89 there using a coupon. The kids got to play while I started to read. It's already sucked me in and now I'm wondering what I'm doing blogging right now, I need to be reading!

Also, I need to say how much I love the new Wylie Target. I forgot to use a few coupons (guess I was giddy about the new book) and ran back in after loading the car. The lady at customer service was SO nice about it. They love couponers at the Wylie location! Oh and a deal alert, they have 1 lb. cartons of strawberries for $.99!!!

I mentioned I opened a new account that will pay me a $121 bonus. It's an ING Direct Electic Ornage checking account. I've been an ING saving account holder since 2003, and it's the best savings account I've ever had. So, yesterday when ING had a Black Froday offer for their checking account, I jumped on teh offer. Read yesterday's ING post for all the scoop. Here's the best part, the offer was extended for today! I have no idea when it expires exactl, so please hurry if $121 in free money sounds good to you! It's a "Black Friday" deal so it won't last long.

Okay, I'm off to post a few more things and then stick my nose back in New Moon. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and remember all that you're thankful for!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free 8x10 Photo Collage At Walgreens Today ONLY!

Just in time for Black Friday shopping, order a FREE 8x10 photo collage from the Walgreens Photo Center. Just use promo code FINDJOY.

Walgreens Photo Center

First click the Walgreens link above, then go to "gifts" on the top menu, then "collages" from the left hand side, then "collage prints" from the middle to create an 8x10. Be sure to select "in store pick-up" to keep it free. You can pick it up any time, but you have to order it today!

Remember this offer is valid today only & only one free 8x10 photo per account. A huge thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for the post.

This is perfect for holiday gift giving!!

Black Friday Sale At ING Direct = A $121 Bonus With New Checking Account

Today ONLY recieve a $121 bonus for signing up with an Electic Orange Checking Account from ING Direct! Why $121? That's the average amount consumers pay in overdraft fees annually.

Here's how:

1. Open an Electric Orange checking account with reference code EOSAVE.
2. Use your Debit Card to make 3 signature transactions (you know, the ones you have to actually sign) within the first 45 days.
3. On day 50, we'll put $121 in your account. You have to open TODAY to get the $121 bonus.

Click here to start saving with ING DIRECT!

I really like ING Direct a lot...I've been an account holder since 2003. :)

1 Year D Magazine Subscription For Only $10

Here's a "hot" holiday special for you fans of D Magazine. Get a 1 year subscription for only $10!!
If anyone is shopping for me, I really like this magazine. Hint...hint. :)

Not Out Shopping? Request Some Freebies!

I have a real short list of freebies this week. A bit of a bummer, but I'm sure many of you are out shopping anyway!

Free Betty Crocker 2010 Calendar when you sign up with the BettyCrocker®, Dinner Made Easy, or Bisquick® email newsletter. New members only, Betty Crocker will verify your status, so it's worth a shot.

Free Holiday Gift Tags, Recipe Cards, and Invites also from Betty Crocker.

Free Elizabeth Arden "Pretty" sample

Free Food from Whataburger -12 Days of Whataburger, starting December 1st they will email coupons for free food!

FREE sample of Kotex® Ultra Thin Overnight Pads with Wings

Free "Pet Chat" from Hill’s® Science Diet®

$3 Free MP3 Music Downloads from Amazon use promo code MP34FREE.

Find any hot freebies? Please e-mail me and I'll add them to the list with a shout out and/or link back to you! :)

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Happy Black Friday All You Holiday Shoppers!

I'm not much of a "Black Friday" kinda gal. Nothing about getting up before the sun and battleing huge crowds of people, only to save $10, appeals to me. Since the Internet arrived years ago, hubby and I have been online shoppers. I'm not saying I don't like brick and mortar stores, just not today! So I thought I'd round up a random list of good deals on the interent. Enjoy!

Buy a Mammoth, get a Mammoth 50% off at Crocs! Hurry, offer valid through 11.29.09! Also, save an additional 5% OFF on any purchase plus FREE Shipping when you use promo code: N9DWZLKY3ISA.

Origins Gifts Under $25

FREE 4-Piece Gift + Free Shipping w/any $35 purchase through 11.29.09. Use code TREAT9. Shop Now >

Save 50% Off Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read-Kindergarten!

The Limited Black Friday: 40% off all merchandise plus free shipping on all orders today, 11.27.09 only!

Free Standard Shipping no minimum at Vans. Use PromoCode:THANKSGIVING09. Valid 11-26-2009 through 11-29-2009

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Offer from Vistaprint! Save 75% Off All Holiday Cards!

Huge Savings on Friday Only Specials at! While Supplies Last!

Don't forget to watch for the Cyber Monday deals as well!

Scored any GREAT deals so far theis holiday shopping season? Leave me a commet, I love to hear about good deals. :) USA, LLC

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shop Old Navy Online Thanksgiving With $10 Coupon Code

Today only, take $10 of your $50 Old Navy order!!

Just use promo code : ONTENOFF

Plus, FREE shipping on all orders over $50. No code for the shipping, just select "free shipping" at checkout.

When shopping Old Navy online, shop through Ebates for 10% back. If you haven't signed for eBates yet, membership is FREE and they start you off with a $5 sign up bonus!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shop Thanksgiving Day Online Specials At Walmart

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Once you're ready to take a break from eating, head to the couch with your laptop. Walmart has Turkey Day sales online the banner below to check them out. USA, LLC

Here are some examples:

Apple iPod nano 8GB, 5th Generation (Newest Model) with Ematic Accessory Kit Bundle from $145

Philips 7" Dual-Screen Portable DVD Player, PET7402 for $99

Garmin nuvi 205 GPS, Your Choice: Purple, Pink or Black for $99

Happy Shopping!!

Time To Make Shopping Plans - Black Friday Deals Preview!

Don't miss a single deal this year, check out the Afullcup Black Friday Deals page. Looks like shoppers are sharing deals, strategies, and "secrets".

What's your holiday shopping plan of attack? Do you shop slowly all year? Start hitting the stores at 4am on Black Friday? Just shop in December and not chase deals? I'd love to know how you holiday shop. :)

Earn Extra Money All Year With Surveys!!

Panda Research pays between $3 to $75 for every survey you complete. Plus, you get $3 just for signing up, and yes it's free!

Be sure to have a separate e-mail box for your surveys. It keeps your personal e-mail box clean, plus all the surveys are in one spot when you have a few minutes to sit down and respond.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Black Friday Deals At Amazon Have Started!!

The Amazon Black Friday deals have started!! Check it out. I shopped Amazon this morning and everything I got qualified for free shipping. I saved over $25 in shipping! The Black Friday deals are limited quantities, so some will go quickly. So shop early and save. :)

Here's what Amazon has to say about their deals:

"You shouldn't have to stand in a long line to get a great deal. We’re searching for the best Black Friday deals everywhere--including deals other stores are planning--so we can meet or beat their prices and bring them to you even earlier. These limited-supply offers will go quickly but we’ll add new ones throughout the day, every day this week, so you can skip the long lines and still save a bundle."'s some of my favorite deals! Starting at only a PENNY!!!

Happy Holiday Shopping!! :)

Super Hot FREE Photo Card Deal - $3.19 Shipped!!

Head over to SeeHere Photo Sharing for 50 FREE 4x8 photo cards. Just use the promo code newbaby at checkout. Cards will be free and you'll pay just $3.19 to ship them.

Need more than 50 cards? Log in again (for a new order) and use the code freebies4mom-1109 for another free set of 50 free photo cards ($3.19 shipped).

This is an awesome deal folks!!! 50 photo cards shipped would normally run you over $27 at SeeHere. Be sure to hurry since the offer expires November 30th, 2009.

Also, this weekend they are offering free shipping on order of 60 cards or more. So, you can add another 10 cards (to your order of 50) for $4.90 shipped. Shipping was free, but you need to pay for the extra 10 prints. Promo code for that is 2day.

Last up, if you're new to SeeHere (I am!!!) get 100 Free 4x6 Prints with promo code: prints . Shipping is not included. Be sure to order those separately for the cards for the promo code to work.

Thanks to The Bargain Shopper Lady and Freebies 4 Mom for posting the promo codes!! :) - Photo Sharing & More!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Mom This Holiday Season

Tis the season for gift shopping! Typically men and women have a hard time shopping for each other and I'm not sure why. But to help with that, I thought I'd share my top 5 gifts ideas for mom. This list will work for not only for the holiday season, but for birthdays and Mother's Day,too. So keep it handy guys!

1. Spa Services - Nails, waxing, massages, hair...etc. This one is loved by almost all women, and you can tailor it to fit the mom in your life. But here's my BIG DISCLAIMER, pick out what she'd like and pay for it (or get a gift certificate) and make her the appointment. Not only do you need to schedule the appointment, but you'll need to take care of the childcare in advance as well. The delivery of the gift should go something like this, "Your spa appointment is Tuesday afternoon at 4 pm and Aunt Suzy is picking the kids up at 3:30 pm while you relax". Otherwise, the gift certificate will expire in her me! Nothing is more depressing than getting a spa gift card that you know you'll never use because you have kids attached to your hip 24/7.

2. Gift Cards (certificates) to her favorite clothing stores - Scratch that, make it her favorite "dream" stores. Just because we moms always wear jeans from Old Navy doesn't mean we want an Old Navy gift card. We shop there because it's cheap, not because we're "in love" with the clothes. Get her a gift card to Nordstoms or Neimans, or whatever "glamorous" store she likes. You know, stores with real designers. And, read the disclaimer for gift idea #1 on the child care situation, otherwise it will expire in her purse, get re-gifted or she'll use it on the kids.

3. Starbucks Gift Card - if she's a coffee drinker that is. No frugal mom spends $4 on a cup of Starbucks coffee. Ever! But, it's such a nice treat and she will thank you for this one, time and time again. No childcare needed, Starbucks has a drive-thru. :)

4. Cute Gadgets - Moms only like some gadgets, so be careful!! I'm talking about an iPod or Nintendo DS, an iPhone, a new laptop or a Kindle maybe. Think cute and popular, and girly colors like pink, purple, fuchsia, etc!! Nothing that you cook or clean with and nothing that needs to be cleaned. You're looking for something that she can use alone and relax with!

5. New Designer Bag - Or a wallet or keychain or...whatever. I personally LOVE Coach bags and hubby got me a new one for my birthday. It's sooo nice and I get tons of compliments on it. I get even more compliments when I tell people hubby picked it out himself. Maybe mom needs a new planner or laptop bag, but get something nice! This is the time to head to the mall or shop online, and leave Walmart and Target behind.

P.S. Although I've added a few of my affiliate links this post, they are 100% my own opinions and no compensation was recieved.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Free Shipping On ANY $49 Purchase At ToysRUs This Weekend!

Enjoy free shipping on EVERYTHING at with your purchase of $49 or more today (11/21), tomorrow (11/22) and Monday (11/23)!

Also check out the ToyrRUs Facebook offer here, where you can vote on the Cyber Monday deal. They have all kinds of crazy good offers this year!!

When shopping online, be sure you do it through a cash back program. I checked out at ev' and here's what you can get back for shopping with them:

BigCrumbs - 2.6%

Cashbaq - 2% with a $5 sign-up bonus

Ebates - 2% with a $5 sign-up bonus

Mr. Rebates - 2% with a $5 sign-up bonus

Happy Shopping!! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Free Millstone Coffee Company Sample From Walmart

I just couldn't resist posting this new FREE sample from Walmart. I think they waited until my freebie post this morning was done before they added it.

Free Sample of Millstone Coffee

Have a great night! :)

Friday's Free Sample List Has Lots Of Fun Goodies!

It's Friday and that means time for freebies and samples! Requesting them now will ensure you have a mailbox full of goodies all through the holiday season.

Food & Beverage

Free eCookbook Collection of Thanksgiving Recipes

$15 in Campbell's printable coupons


$10 from PayPal when you open a student account - An awesome way to teach tweens & teens about money management.

Free 1 Yr. Subscription to Business Week


Free Oriental Trading 2010 Calender

Free Guitar Lesson Sheets - blank tab for guitar and bass, blank chord diagrams, blank fretboards and other useful documents!

Health & Beauty

Free Sample of Philosophy's Gingerbread Man Shower Gel - via Facebook, while you're there be sure to "fan" Wylie Mom on Facebook.

Free sample of the Velvet Milk Collection you're also entering to win a 16oz. container of the Velvet Milk Aloe Butter Mask.

Free sample of Fizzy Wizzies bath tabs - ignore the ad that pops up after you submit (or not).

Free Sample of Kotex® Ultra Thin Overnight Pads with Wings

Here's what's still available from Walmart's sample page:

Free Sample of Pampers® Extra Protection Diapers

Free Sample of Huggies® Little Movers

Free sample of Always Infinity

Speaking of Walmart, have you been checking out their "Value of the Day"? There's a tab at the very top of my homepage. Anyway, there's been some really cool stuff featured. Today's deal is a GARMIN Nuvi 780 Portable GPS with 4.3" Touch Screen for $178!! I bought my hubby a GARMIN a couple of years ago for Christmas, and it was by far one of the best gifts I've given him. He loves it! Have a great weekend! USA, LLC

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Cookie Ideas With Only 3 Ingredients From Pillsbury

If you know me well, you know I hate to cook. I can cook, and I mean from scratch. I was the nerd in high school with 100% in Home Economics. I was even in FHA! Lord, that was embarrassing (for them, not me) to admit. Honestly, I'm actually a pretty good cook if a actually get off my butt and do it. But, I hate it! All that standing, and prepping, and stirring only to spend a few minutes eating. Then there's the clean-up. Have I mentioned I hate to clean too? I'm a neat freak and like to pick up, but I don't like to actually clean. You know, soap, water, elbow grease, etc? Anyway, when the holidays arrive I start to stress. I think I should be baking or something, you know, be domestic and stuff? Creating holiday memories for the children. Well...

I found this cute website over the weekend. It's nothing mind blowing, but Pillsbury has put together some cookie ideas that have only 3 ingredients. That's my kind of baking and clean-up!

Pillsbury® Holiday Cookies 3 Ingredients to Wow!

Pictured is the Christmas Tree Sandwich Cookies. Here's how easy they are:

1 package (13 oz) Pillsbury® Ready To Bake!® SHAPE® Christmas tree sugar cookies
3/4 cup vanilla frosting (from 1-1b container frosting)
Candy sprinkles

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies as directed on package. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
2. For each sandwich cookie, spread 1 tablespoon frosting on bottom of 1 cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; press together gently. Sprinkle around outer edge of frosting with candy sprinkles. Store loosely covered.

Sounds so easy, and perfect for the kiddos to help with. Older kids could help with the baking and everyone including real little ones, can frost, assemble or add sprinkles. It sounds messy but fun!

Here's a $1.00 Pillsbury Refrig. Cookie Dough printable coupon to get you started.

Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $5 DVD Coupon & Rebates

Last month Disney released the Blue-Ray/DVD version of Snow White and this month, on November 24th, they will release the 2-Disk DVD version. There are many good deals if you plan on purchasing it, let's start with the $5 printable coupon!

$5 Off Disney's Snow White 2-Disk DVD Version, expires November 30th, 2009.

Walmart's online price is currently $15.86, Target was priced at $22.99 and Best Buy $16.99.

Keep in mind those are online pre-order prices, and you'll need to go in the store to use the $5 off coupon. But, combine a sale, the coupon and the $5 Snow White/Hefty Rebate and/or the $5 Snow White/ Kernal Season's Rebate and you could have a pretty cheap (almost free) copy of Snow White!

A HUGE thanks to Heather Savings So Sweet for the Snow White coupon link. She previously was blogging at Your Frugal Buddy and just launched her new website. It looks great, please go stop by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wylie Mom's Mid-November Trip To CVS

It seems I'm only making it to CVS about once a month lately. I do hope I start making it more often. And, I'm sure I will since my stock pile is dwindling down. Here's what I got this month, with only one day to spare before my Extra Care Bucks expired. Yikes, I cut it close again!

3 Skippy Peanut Butter's $5.00
3 Ragu sauces $5.00
Bumble Bee Tuna $1.50
4 Trident Layered gums $4.00
Crest w/ Scope $3.49
Glade Candle $3.00
Duracell Batteries $2.99
Herbal Essences $2.88


(3) $.40 Skippy newspaper coupons
(3) $.30 Ragu newspaper coupons
$.75 Duracell P&G newspaper coupon
$.55 Bumble Bee newspaper coupon
Free Herbal Essences coupon (mailed from the expired Facebook offer)
$2.00 Glade coupon from last Sunday's Parade
$1.00 off Crest coupon from my kid's dentist
B1G1 Free Trident Layered gum newspaper coupon
$5.00 CVS coupon (no longer available)
$9.99 in ECB from last months trip

Total cash OOP (out of pocket) = $.68 and SAVED $45.65. I also got back $6.00 in ECB ($3.00 Skippy/Ragu, $2.00 Crest and $1.00 Duracell).

I had this worked out at home with only 2 packs of gum, but the cashier took off the non-sale price for the Herbal Essences ($4.39 instead of $2.88) and she did the same thing with the Trident coupon ($1.50 off instead of $1.00). I didn't figure it out what happened until I got home, but she had me throw 2 more of the gums in to keep me from losing money and make up for the "extra" $2.01 she took off. I had another B1G1 free Trident coupon, but knew it would throw us back into the whole as far as the total so I left it as is. I also "lost" $3.99 in Extra Care Bucks, but that part was planned.

Do you need a CVS coupon? CVS has a new Medicare Part D quiz on their website. For taking the quiz you'll be rewarded with a $5/$30 CVS coupon!! CVS Medicare Part D Quiz

Super Deal On NFL, MLB & College Team Crocs, $9.99 Plus FREE Shipping!

Check out the Deal of the Week at!! These cute team Crocs are only $9.99, combine that with the free shipping offer below, and you have Crocs shipped to your door for only $9.99. WOW!! The holidays are right around the corner folks and these would make the perfect gift.

Visit to take a peek! Which pair is your favorite?

Crocs, Inc.

P.S. The $9.99 sale will end soon, since it's only a Deal of the Week. But the FREE ground shipping or 10% off offer will last until December 31, 2009.

New Kellogg's Printable Coupons For Cereal

I just got an e-mail from Kellogg's that they have new printable coupons available for cereal. Quite a few, too!

Kellogg's Cereal Coupons

Cereal is a great item to donate to your local food bank!! Wylie schools are collecting this week for the Christian Care place on Ballard St. My poor daughter could barely carry the bag in this morning, it was so heavy! :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Need Some Tooth Fairy Help, PLEASE!!

So last night my daughter noticed her first loose tooth!! Huge moment for her while I'm holding back the tears. It's so hard watching her grow up (old picture...she's not loosing teeth at 3!). Anyway, she had mentioned the tooth fairy bringing money and a toy. At first I laughed at the toy part, but have since changed my mind. I think she's on to something! So, the tooth fairy would like to include something small with the money. But what?

There are 20 baby teeth, so the tooth fairy could shop for all of it now. It needs to be small to fit under a pillow, and small in price. I'm looking a $1-2 per tooth toy budget. It doesn't need to be 20 of the exact same thing (boring...!), but some sort of theme. A Hello Kitty toy from the Target $1 bin each time or a charm to complete a bracelet (maybe too expensive). But that's my, I mean the tooth fairy's, thought process. I thought it would be cute for the toys to tie together. And, I figure she'll probably get more excited about the toy than the money after she picks up on the theme.

So, I'd love to hear some of your ideas!! It hasn't come to me yet, and the tooth fairy only has until to tooth falls out to decide. How long does that take, anyway? A couple of days?


Monday, November 16, 2009

25 Days Of Christmas Countdown Calender From ABC

You don't have to wait until December to catch the holiday classics on TV! ABC Family is showing lots of fun Christmas shows all during November as well. For example tonight they are playing, Eloise at Christmastime and A Dennis the Menace Christmas.

I suggest printing off the 25 Days of Christmas schedule and placing it under your TV remote. If you're afraid of missing something, highlight it and add it to your day planner. There's a page for November and one for December. I have plans on catching Santa Baby 2 with Dean McDermott. I think he's super cool & he's married to Tori Spelling. Off topic....sorry!

For me, nothing says the holidays like snuggling up to a Christmas show with the kids, in front of the fire, maybe with a cup of cocoa. All that's missing is a Snuggie (haha!!).

Do you have any favorite Christmas shows or traditions? I'd love to hear them!! For example, we always watch National Lampoons Christmas when setting up our tree. :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Join Vocalpoint For Free Samples, Coupons & More!

It's been a while since I've talked about Vocalpoint, so here goes! Vocalpoint is a word of mouth marketing program of Procter & Gamble that offers people the chance to test out new products and share their experiences with other consumers and P&G. Membership is FREE and you receive exclusive P&G coupons, samples, newsletters and discounts in the mail. All at no cost to you! Once you're a member be sure to "fan" them to Facebook, sometimes you can get the heads up on a good sample. Please sign-up if you haven't done so already, you have nothing to lose and freebies to gain.

Vocal Point

P.S. Still not convinced it worth a few minutes to register? The last couple of freebies were a sample of Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Cream, a travel size Secret Clinical and a Bounce Bar (I love that thing!!). It's soooo worth it folks!! :)

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