Friday, October 29, 2010

Rock 'N Learn Winner!

The winner of the Rock 'N Learn Giveaway selected by is Post # 40: Christina F. 


Bath & Body Works: Free lip item with any purchase

Another Coupon from Bath & Body Works this week end!
Print a coupon for a free lip item (up to $8 value) with any purchase at Bath & Body Works.
I like their $1.50 travel size hand sanitizers, so you could buy one of those and get an $8 lip item Free.
This coupon is good through October 31, 2010.

Free Ideal Sweetener samples

Sign up to receive a free sample packets of Ideal Sweetener plus a mini-pouch of brown and confectionery Ideal Sweetener.

Barnes & Noble: FREE Gift Your Child's Birthday!

Sign up for the Barnes & Noble Kids Club. Free membership includes a FREE cupcake and Tikatok Create-A-Book project on birthday, 30% off kids item coupon when you sign up and more. Happy Birthday!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Last Day to Enter the Rock 'N Learn Giveaway *Low Entry*

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Make sure you enter the Rock 'N Learn Giveaway!  It ends tomorrow, and is still low entry!!

See more details HERE.

Free Scary Face Pancake at IHOP 10/29

Take the kids to IHOP on Friday, October 29th for a Free Scary Face Pancake!!

One per child, 12 and under.  Dine in only.

I would still recommend calling your local IHOP to make sure they are participating.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FREE Seattle's Best Coffee at Burger King

Receive One free hot Seattle’s Best Coffee (12oz) on Fridays during the month of November at Burger King!

Breakfast hours only.
Not valid on flavored shots or whipped topping

Participating locations only, Call before you go!

How I Got 234 Diapers for $5.54

Pampers Swaddlers, Size 1-2, 234-CountI always try to posts deals and discounts for you everyone, and I thought I would share some of the great deals I manage to get once in a while.  This one took a little while to achieve, but it was definitely worth it.  How can you beat $0.02 per diaper!!

Here's how I did it. is offering the pack of diapers on sale for $31.09.
  • I signed up for Amazon Mom, which gave me free shipping on my order and 15% discount.
  • I also signed up for the subscribe & save option which gave me another 15% discount. (you can cancel this subscription any time after your order is shipped).
  • I had a 20% Off discount code from this month's parents magazine issue.
  • A few months ago I did a survey through Kraft FirstTaste and Chat thread, that offered a $5 amazon gift card, if I completed one survey now and another one 30 days later.  So when I got my amazon $5 code, I put it in my account and saved until today.
  • I have been a member of Swagbucks for a while, and you can earn points by doing searches on the internet.  A few weeks ago I earned  enough points to redeem for a $5 amazon gift card.  I put that code in my account as well.
Here's the summary:

Subtotal: $31.09
Shipping: $0.00
Promo discount: - $9.33
Promo discount: -$6.22
Gift Cards: - $10.00
Total: $5.54

These deals don't come by every day, but with a little patience, and searching you can really save a lot of money!!!

What deals have you scored on lately?? 

EcoStore USA Product Review

My kids are my life, and I will put their health above anything else anytime.  There are many products out there that claim to be "green", but are still not always the safest for our children and ourselves for that matter.  When I heard of Ecostore USA, I was very excited the find a company that was truly green and actually affordable.
Many time I find myself conflicted with which products to buy, because the "best" ones for us are often the ones I can't afford.  However, I was very pleased with Ecostore USA's prices.  They are still more expensive than your average products on the store shelves, but they are guaranteed green and contain no bad chemicals.

Ecostore USA prides themselves in making products that come from plant- and mineral-based ingredients, free of toxic chemicals, with environmentally safe solutions that also help to reduce our carbon footprint.

We go to try the all purpose cleaner.  I thought it was wonderful, it cleaned my counter tops perfectly, and as with all their products, it doesn't have any of the bad chemicals.  The only thing I would be concerned about is if you are sensitive to scented products, this may bother you.  I love scented products so I was pleased with the strong smell, but even for me the smell can get a little overwhelming.

D-Limonene (from citrus)
Palm and coconut based non-ionic and anionic surfactants
Fatty acid derivative
Filtered water

We also got the try the Sleepytime Bath.  I was very excited to see that they made a product like that.  I love aromatherapy products, and this one was great.  All you have to do is add a little to your child's bath water, and it will help your little one fall into a relaxed, calm sleep.  I loved the scent, and I really think it helped my little ones wind down.

Polysorbate 20
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
Lavandula Hybrida Oil
Geranium Maculatum Oil
Eucalyptus Globulus Oil

Overall, I admire Ecostore USA for sticking to what they believe in, and creating great and safe products.  I was very pleased with the products I got to try, and I can't wait to try more from their line.  I feel great knowing that these products are safe using around my kids.  I would definitely recommend that you check them out. 
BUY IT:  You can find Ecostore USA products at Meijer and Duane Reade stores, or buy online at  They offer Free shipping on orders over $25!!! 
Disclaimer: I received the products in my review at no charge.  I did not receive any other form of compensation, and the opinions are 100% mine.

The Daily Worth, Free Daily Money Tips for Women

Check out the Daily Worth,
They describe themselves as a "Community of women who talk money, they deliver practical tips and empowering ideas right to your inbox."

Free sample of Dove Ultimate Deodorant

Sign up for a free sample of Dove Ultimate Deodorant, courtesy of Costco.

No membership number is required.

Rubber Name Stamp Only $3.99

Arts Cow has a great deals on rubber name stamps.
Use coupon code STAMPME at checkout, and get one for only $3.99 with Free shipping!
Start HERE.

Expires 10/31/10

Monday, October 25, 2010

Groupon Get a Deal a Day

If you haven't checked out Groupon yet, you really should!  I've been reluctant to check them out, because I just didn't want to be tempted to buy things everyday, but Groupon gives you a great way to get discounts on things you would buy regardless.  And right now with the holidays coming, you can score some great deals on gifts.

They post one deal a day based on your area, and you can choose to take advantage of it or not. 

Today's deal in my area for example is to get $40 worth of "The Body Shop" products for only $20.

Sign up for an account, and they'll email you the deal of the day. 

Free KFC sandwich with drink purchase (in Sunday’s Parade or USA Weekend)

Look in Sunday's Parade magazine or USA Weekend and there should be a coupon for a free KFC Doublicious sandwich with any 30-oz. drink purchase.

It should cost you less than $2 for the drink, so it makes for a nice cheap lunch!

Denny’s: Free Cheese Quesadilla with purchase

Purchase an entree for $2.50 or more at Denny’s and you’ll get a free Cheese Quesadilla with this coupon. This offer expires October 31, 2010.

Free Blockbuster Rental code today 10/25 only

Enjoy a Free movie tonight from Blockbuster Express use promo code BBXMDY.
You can order your movie online and enter the promo code online!  That way you're guaranteed to get the movie you want. 

You can use the code once per credit card.

Friday, October 22, 2010

HSN 2010 Great Gift Giveaway Instant Win Game

hsn great gift giveaway instant win game

HSN has a great new instant win game going on.  You get 4,500 chances to win a $20 HSN gift card and more....

Enter HERE.

Good Luck!

Ends on 12/14/10.

Guess who is going to Yo Gabba Gabba Live!!

We have a winner for the Yo Gabba Gabba Live Giveaway!

Congratulations to Post #2, picked by  Guetf you are the winner!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Toys R Us: Build a Free LEGO Car

Go to Toys R Us on 10/23 from 12-2pm and have your little ones build a Free LEGO Car, and it comes with a Free driver too!!

Find a participating location HERE.

Friendly’s: FREE Halloween Ice Cream Cones for Kids

friendly's halloween cones for kids

Stop by your local Friendly's and pick up a coupon book for $1 which includes 5 FREE kids ice cream cones coupons as well as a $5/$25 purchase coupon!

FREE Sports Cards From Breaker Brothers

Become a fan of Breaker Brothers on Facebook and you'll be able to request 5 FREE sports cards via mail! Available to the USA only. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Kodak: 5×7 Photo Book $1.99 Shipped

Kodak is offering a 5x7 photo book for just $1.99 shipped right now!
  • Sign in at Kodak.
  • Upload your photos and create a small 5x7 photo book.
  • Use code TARGBOOK at checkout.
Expires 11/6/10.

Shipping will be just $1.99 making this a great deal!

Free 8X10 Collage Print at Walgreens

No Tricks. Just a Treat ! Get 1 FREE 8x10 Collage Print (1 per customer) Enter coupon code 8X10TREAT at checkout thru Saturday, October 23.*

Walgreens No Tricks. Just a Treat!

GET 1 FREE 8x10 Collage Print!

Here's the coupon code:
Select for pick up in store, and you will not pay anything.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lots of P&G Sample and Coupons

Sign up HERE to be able to scroll through many P&G products and request coupons and samples.
Here are some of the things you can sign up for:

$2.00Clairol Nice 'n Easy
$5.00Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum
$1.00Bounty Huge Roll
$2.00Bounce Dryer Bar
$2.00CoverGirl Clean Foundation
$2.00Clairol Natural Instincts
$1.00Pringles Multigrain
$4.00Febreze Home Collection
$2.00Olay Total Effects Body Wash
$3.00Tide Stain Release
$3.00Venus Embrace
$2.00Duracell Ultra Advanced
$12.00Crest Oral Care
SAMPLECrest Whitestrips
SAMPLECrest Premium Toothpaste
$2.00Secret Flawless Renewal
$1.00Charmin Sensitive
$2.00Tampax Pearl
$2.00Head & Shoulders Shampoos Or Conditioners

Frugal In The Household: Make Your Own Cleaning Wipes

Who doesn't love grabing a wipe to clean up quick spills, or just wipe down a counter?  I know I do, but wipes can get pricey.  Here's a great recipe to make your own batch of wipes for much cheaper!!
  •  Use a tub of baby wipes to store or an old cleaning wipes container. Take a roll of paper towels and cut it down to 1/2 in less than the size of your container.  (Keep what's left to make more wipes later).
  • Make the cleaner solution you need: 
    • Disinfectant Cleaner:  ½ cup of generic pine cleaning solution and 2 ¾ cup water.
    • All Purpose Cleaner: 1 ½ cups white vinegar and 1 ½ cups water.
  • Place the roll in your container and poor your cleaning solution over it. Only use until it seems that it has been well absorbed into the paper towel.
  • Close the lid and let soak for a few hours.
  • Open the container and remove the cardboard roll from the middle of your paper towels. Pull the top sheet throught the container hole.
  • That's it, you can start cleaning!!!
**Note: If your wipes ever seem to dry out, just remoisten with water or more cleaning solution.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

FREE CVS/pharmacy brand hand sanitizer pen

ExtraCare® twitter™ deal
Fill out this form, and CVS will email you a coupon for a FREE CVS hand sanitizer pen.
You must have an extracare card.
Offer ends 10/20

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bath & Body Works: Free Signature Collection item with any purchase

Get a free travel-sized Signature Collection item from Bath & Body Works with any purchase.
Remember, it says ANY purchase, so even a $.99 item works!!
This coupon expires October 20, 2010.

Toys “R” Us & Babies “R” Us” 30% off any in-store clothing purchase

More great store coupons to use!!
Print a coupon to get 30% off any in-store clothing purchase from Toys “R” Us or Babies “R” Us. Shoes are excluded but sale and clearance clothing is not.

Valid through October 24, 2010.

Sears: $10 off $20 apparel coupon

Print a coupon good for $10 off a $20 apparel purchase at Sears. Excludes Land’s End, Levis, Edwin Watts, Everyday Values, Fragrances, Cosmetics and Footwear.

This coupon expires October 23, 2010.

Rock ‘N Learn Review and Giveaway

Rock N Learn Logo

How would you like your kids to learn while listening to music they enjoy? 
We got the chance to review two DVD's from the Rock 'N Learn collection, and these are the first educational dvd's that I have been this impressed with.

Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1
Rock 'N Learn helps children learn by putting educational material to music with a current sound-the kind of music that kids enjoy and find motivating. 

The first dvd that I put in for the kids was the Alphabet Circus.  It was exactly for their ages, 2-5 years old, and the kids stayed glued to the TV the entire DVD.  Even my 22 month old!!  It goes through each letter one at a time, describing it with terms from the circus.  Many of these words are familiar to the kids, so they could relate easily.  The music kept them interested, and there was even a little humor here and there.  The most impressive thing was that after just watching it once, my three year old was already signing "C is for Cotton Candy" in the car.  I can tell the kids picked up a lot of information from watching, and what's better than them remembering educational material? 

The Second DVD we watched was Phonics Volume 1.  Even though it is for ages 6 & up, the kids stayed interested in it for a good amount of time.  It uses catchy rhymes to go through the sounds of the letters, and delayed answers for the kids to try to practice themselves.  You see a real human mouth pronouncing the sounds as well, so kids can know exactly how to sound.  My kids were little young to fully learn from this one.  I feel they can still benefit from watching it, and it will be perfect in a year or two. 

Overall, I was really impressed with Rock 'N Learn, it's very catchy and I really think kids could learn from watching.

BUY IT: On the Rock 'N Learn Website, or find a local store in your area Here.  The two DVDs I reviewed were around $19.99 each, which is very reasonable.

WIN IT: I want to thank Cara from Rock 'N Learn who has very generously offered one Kids and Deals reader to win their own copy of Rock 'N Learn Alphabet Circus and Phonics Volume 1.

HOW TO ENTER: ***You must do the Mandatory Entry to Qualify***, then you can do as many extra entries as you wish.  Make sure to post separate comments for each entries.  And remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win.

  • Mandatory Entry:  Visit Rock 'N Learn and tell me which product you'd be interested in trying for your kids AND Follow Kids and Deals on Google Friend Connect. (click follow on the right).
Extra Entries:
This Giveaway will end on 10/29 at 10:00 p.m.EST.  A winner will be chosen through and will have 48 hours to reply to my email or an alternate winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I was provided with the items described in the review for free.  No other compensation was received, and the opinions are 100% mine.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chex Mix Snacks "Game Day" Get Together

General Mills has started organizing what they call MyGetTogethers!  Being a member of their Pssst community, you can sign up to host a MyGetTogether from home with your friends. 

I was recently selected to host a Chex Mix Snacks "Game Day" Get Together.  We received three bags of Chex Mix, turtle, traditional, and honey nut.  A bowl, plates and napkins.  And of course coupons to share with everyone.  The kids were very excited, we could make our game day even more exciting!!                                                                                                Everyone enjoyed trying the different flavors of Chex Mix.  I think the big winner was turtle, but the other two were very popular as well.  They also provided us with fun recipes to add to you Chex Mix, like one they call "S’more Fun":

Shake in mini marshmallows, milk chocolate chips and Golden Grahams® Cereal.

Home parties are always fun, you get to invite friends and share all the goodies the manufacturer sent you.  MyGetTogether is a new concept, but I think it was very successful for us!

FREE Worst-Case Scenario Gross Official Slime

Request your FREE Worst-Case Scenario Official Slime from Chronicle Books in honor of the newly released The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition!

Extra Dessert Delights Gum FREE Pack

It's National Dessert Day, and Extra Gum is celebrating by giving away a FREE pack of Extra Dessert Delights Gum! Just become a fan on Facebook and then click the Dessert Day tab.

RitzPix FREE 11×13 Photo Enlargement

Today only, you can get a FREE 11x13 photo enlargement print from RitzPix using code BIGFREE at checkout!
Shipping is just $2.99 for in-store pickup or $3.99 shipped.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Office Depot: $10 off $20 coupon

Office Depot just released a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $20 or more.

Free Sears Gift Cards for Military

If you are on active duty between October 13, 2010 and December 31, 2010 in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Reserves, you can sign up for a free gift card from Sears to help with Christmas purchases.

Free sample of Breathe Right Advanced

Sign up for a free sample of Breathe Right Advanced.

Free pair of PowerSox CoolMax Socks — first 30,000

This is a nice freebie!!
Sign up for a free pair of PowerSox CoolMax Socks. Available to the first 30,000 so don't delay....

FREE 50 Sheets Origami Paper

Have you always wanted to try your hand at making origami? Well, here's your chance to try it out.
Get 50 sheets of origami paper FREE, and then check out the Everything in Paper Crafting site for origami tutorials.