Thursday, August 26, 2010

Movies this weekend-free popcorn & $4 ticket

If you "like" Regal Cinemas on Facebook you can print out a coupon for a free small popcorn good for this weekend (Aug 27-29)

Thanks, Saving Cents with Sense

Also, through Groupon get a $4 movie ticket from Fandango! (movie ticket valued up to $12. Not good on 3D or Imax tickets)

30% off at Gap, Old Navy & Banana Republic

August 26-29 use this printable coupon to get 30% off at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic. 5% of what you spend goes to charity too...just in case you needed a reason to shop :)

Kidorable Umbrellas-$7.95 shipped

Kidorable has teamed up with the March of Dimes and if you use code:modfreeumb08 you can get a free umbrella (reg. $13.50) plus Kidorable will make a donation to March of Dimes! Deal is good through 9/15

These are so cute! Thanks Common Sense with Money.

Free 10x13 at Picture Me (Walmart)

Now through September 30th, you can get a free 10 x 13 Wall Portrait plus enhancement at Walmart's Picture Me studio. One per family per session.

Thanks, Closeout Kid


A couple of weeks ago Mr. B (my 3 year old) had a pool accident and nearly lost his front tooth. It made me happy that he doesn't have his permanent teeth in yet but it was good reminder to me how important it is to take care of his pearly whites!

Five simple things you can do for your child to help keep their smiles healthy and bright

1. Make sure they get to the dentist every 6 months. Even though it is expensive, we never miss one because they do a deep cleaning we just can't do. And they can catch problems before they become a big issue.
2. Set a hour glass timer for them to brush their teeth too. We used to do it to music, but that got to me time consuming for us!! Brushing for 2 minutes is essential!
3. I let them pick out their own toothpaste. I found they each like their own flavors and they were much more likely to brush with a flavor they liked!
4. Skip the sticky candy treats. And when they do have them make sure to brush right away.
5. Floss! I got my daughter those colored individual flosses and she thinks they are so pretty she likes to floss.

How do you get your kids to take care of their teeth?

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Trident blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow - 15 points

If you participate in the Pampers Gifts to Grow program, here's some codes to add 15 points to your account.


Thanks, Closeout Kid

Fracture Me!

I love taking pics of my kids and enjoy displaying them around the house! Twice in the past year my 3 year old son has taken it upon himself to play basketball in the house and broken the glass on a picture frame (which he of course promises never to do again.) I was really excited to try out the new Fractures so that, just in case he breaks his promise he won't break my picture frame!!!
With Fractures you print your picture right onto the glass (you send your pic to them and they print it). And it is all ready to mount. And the glass is shatter proof with no sharp edges!

Check it out for yourself, these would make great Christmas presents. They are so unique.

If I am one of the first 100 participants I will be writing a follow-up post about Fractures after testing it out myself, so be on the lookout for it.

“I wrote this blog post in response to a TwitterMoms RAMBO alert, making me eligible to get a Fracture picture frame for review. You can learn more about Fracture at”

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chocolate cravings-GIVEAWAY (Sam's Club Gift Card!!)

I love brownies. There are so many types of desserts, but sometimes a brownie just hits the spot. Plus you can pretty it all up with frostings or sprinkles or marshmellow cream & chocolate syrup.... I'm getting hungry right now. So I didn't even have to think about it when MyBlogSpark gave me the opportunity to try out the Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Brownies available exclusively at Sam's Club.

The Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies were absolutely delicious. They have a very rich chocolate flavoring with chocolate chunks in it, which I really enjoyed. They are a great treat or perfect for when you need a last minute dessert to take somewhere. And it has 6 Bonus Box Tops for Education!!! so you are giving back to your school by eating dessert :) (yes I can justify just about anything)!

Try it out for yourself - you can purchase them at your nearest Sam's Club.
I'm offering one lucky winner a Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies gift pack that includes:
- $25 Sam’s Club gift card to use to purchase the brownies
- Frosting
- A large container for transporting the brownies

To enter:
Leave me a comment and share a situation in which the new Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies would be a perfect treat

Extra Entries:
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Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends Aug. 27, 2010 at 10 PM. A winner will be chosen using and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US residents.

Disclosure: I was provided with free product, information, and gift pack through Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark

Gymboree- Last day for 30% off

Tomorrow (Sun, 8/22) is the last day to get an extra 30% off everything at Gymboree. I love their clothes, but they are expensive so this is a great time to shop with this coupon.

Free Pet Exams

PetSmart members can get a free pet exam and office visit at Banfield Pet Hospitals for all new pet patients. Enter your 11 digit pet perks number & use this coupon! Expires 8/31/2010.

To find a Banfield Pet Hospital location near you, click here.
Thanks, Coupon Cravings.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to school...

I can't believe my daughter is five years old and beginning kindergarten. I never imagined this day would come so quickly, and it has. And I never imagined that I would be HOMESCHOOLING!!! my child. For so many reasons we have decided that is the best choice for our family. So it is with great enthusiasm and trepidation that I have spent every evening for the last week working on my homework, i.e. lesson plans! Look forward to some new posts on my homeschooling adventures and if any of you have any practical advice please tell me!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

$10 off $20 at Silver Diner

Be one of the first 5,000 fans to "Like" Silver Diner on Facebook, and you will get a $10 off $20 coupon. Simply hit "like" and then then enter your email address. The coupon will be mailed on August 20th.

Silver Diner is a great little restaurant located in the DC, Virginia, New Jersey area.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Walgreens-free 8x10 today 8/15 only

Today get a free 8x10 from Walgreens. Use code FREE_8X10_DEAL and pick up at store so you pay nothing!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

TGI Fridays-$5 off $15 coupon

If you are headed out to dinner this weekend, here's a coupon you'll want to take along. It's a $5 off $15. Expires 8/19.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom

Free summer movies

Just a week is the last week for the Free Summer Movies!!

10 tips for Back to school savings

Staples & TwitterMoms has asked moms to share their ten tips for saving money during the back-to-school season. Here's mine:

1. Find out when your state has tax-free weekend and shop then for items that don't typically go on sale.
2. Don't buy anything just because it is on sale. Make a list and stick to it.
3.Browse all weekly ads and compare prices.
4. Make sure to enroll in rewards programs so you get credit for what you buy and get emailed about promotion.
5. Buy school clothes at garage sales and consignment stores.
6. Invest in a cute, practical lunch bag for your kids and pack lunch instead of buying.
7. Set a budget for your kids & let them have some part of the decision making within the price limit you set.
8. Don't always buy generic. Often brand names go on sale for cheaper!!
9. Compare notes with friends or online! Tell others about sales you find & they'll share with you. 10. Stock up during clearance events (after school starts) for next year!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Staples blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Old Navy Coupons

If you are doing some back to school shopping at Old Navy, these are some great coupons.
$5 off $25 (expires 8/31)
$10 off $50 (expires 8/31)

Also, don't forget they are having:
-Backpacks for $10 (reg. 14.50-19.50) and get a free lunch bag, through 8/19/2010
-Kids jeans for $10

Thanks Thrifty NorthWest Mom!

Target Garden Center Closing

If you haven't already heard, Target is closing all of their Garden Centers, effective Sept. 30th. Most of their stuff is 30% off and will continue to be marked down until it's all gone, or Sept. 30th comes. It's a great time to get some patio furniture or even just some plants for your house! I know I'll be stalking, I mean, watching some of the items!